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Oct 27 15:05

RAW VIDEO | Spanish Prime Minister Dissolves Catalan Parliament And Calls Snap Election

There is a constitutional crisis unfolding in Spain. Here's video from PM Rajoy's presser.

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Oct 27 14:24

RAW VIDEO | Celebration Erupts On Streets Of Barcelona As Independence Declared

This is the exact moment that independence was declared. The people go crazy.

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Oct 27 09:36

Independence uprising going WORLDWIDE – 5Star attacks Italy’s new law to BLOCK party

THE founder of the 5 Star Movement has predicted the desire for independence will grow in Italy as “the desire comes from all over the world”.

Oct 27 08:59

Madrid imposes direct rule on Catalonia just 40 minutes after the region FINALLY declared independence as Spanish Prime Minister calls for 'calm' amid fears of violence on streets

The Catalan Parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, prompting the national government to impose direct rule on the region just 40 minutes later.

But before the vote, opposition parties stormed out of parliament in protest - with pro-independence MPs draping their empty seats with Catalan flags.

In response, the Spanish government in Madrid has invoked article 155 of the country's constitution, dismantling Catalonia's autonomy.

Spain's prosecution office said the country's top prosecutor will seek rebellion charges for those responsible for the vote. That means President Carles Puigdemont and others could face up to 25 years in prison.

Oct 27 08:58

‘Long-desired step’: Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

Following a secret ballot, MPs in the Catalan regional parliament passed a motion to declare independence from Spain. Opposition members boycotted the vote.

The independence motion was passed with 70 votes in favor, 10 against, and two blank ballots, the assembly's speaker announced, according to Reuters. The vote led to a celebration among thousands of independence supporters cheering in the streets in Barcelona, the region's capital.

Oct 27 08:36

Brexit: EU bank may not fully repay UK until 2054

Billions of euros of British taxpayers' money could remain locked into an EU bank for more than thirty years after Brexit, the UK has been warned.

Alexander Stubb, vice president of the European Investment Bank - in which the UK is a 16% shareholder - said it would not be fully repaid until 2054.

Oct 27 06:07

The Deep State and Brits colluded on Trump dossier to make Russia toxic

The document and false claims of Trump-Russia collusion form the impetus of the appointment of Robert Mueller to investigate the baseless Trump-Russia collusion charges. As a result of the dossier, the Trump campaign was wiretapped before and after the election and Russia became too toxic for Trump to continue his friendly overtures. If Richard Nixon could go to China, and Ronald Reagan could go the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, why couldn’t Trump go to Russia and broker a peace. Isn’t peace a better alternative? Not for the Deep State.

Oct 27 05:57

Re-visiting Russian counter-propaganda methods – The Saker

What is becoming increasingly evident is that western propagandists simply don’t understand the world they live in, especially the US Americans.

What I propose to do today is to share with you a few recent examples of what Russian households are regularly exposed to.

By now, you must have heard about the CNN report about how the evil Russkies used Pokemon to destabilize and subvert the USA.

Oct 26 09:32

EU Commission Unveils Plans to Strip Member State Governments of Veto Power

The European Commission has outlined a swathe of new policy proposals, with some greatly enhancing the power of the bloc, at the expense of national governments.

The European Commission has outlined over two dozen proposals and initiatives it wants tabled before May 2018, as part of a comprehensive effort to create a "more democratic Europe" — although some are likely to prove contentious.

Oct 25 18:26

Belgian sex education website for seven-year-olds is slammed for teaching advanced sex techniques such as 'hummingbird', 'twist and shout' and 'deep cave'

A Belgian sex education website featuring highly explicit drawings has come under fire after children as young as seven were recommended to view it.

The bizarre website, called 'Alles over seks' ('Everything about sex'), was launched by Sensoa, an expert centre for sexual health in the Belgian region of Flanders.

On the website, the organisation describes and illustrates explicit aspects of sex, ranging from birth control and STDs to various sexual positions and sex toys.

Oral sex techniques such as the 'twist and shout' method, the 'V-finger technique' and the 'deep cave sex position' are demonstrated for Belgian youngsters.

Oct 25 16:42

Merkel ‘Furious’ About Brexit Negotiations Leak, Fears UK Govt Will Collapse

Angela Merkel is frightened that damaging leaks from delicate Brexit negotiations could lead to the collapse of talks. The German chancellor reportedly thinks the fallout could cause British Prime Minister Theresa May’s fragile government to implode.

Oct 25 14:25

NATO seeking to add 2 new commands for fear of ‘potential conflict’ with Russia – report

NATO is reportedly mulling the creation of two new commands designed to improve allied logistics and protect supply lines – all in a bid to address weaknesses in any potential conflict with Russia, says a report by the Wall Street Journal citing sources.

NATO defense ministers will review the new command structures at their quarterly meeting in November, allied officials told the newspaper.

The recommendations reportedly include a new NATO logistics command that would focus on moving people and material more quickly, and a command for the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, meant to focus on protecting sea lanes, critical for securing Europe from submarine threats.

Oct 25 10:18

Catalonia has NO OPTION but to declare a republic from Spain fumes leader

SPAIN has given Catalonia no option but to declare a republic, the region's vice-president has fumed.

Oct 25 09:59

Moscow Surprised by UK Initiative to Probe Russia's Influence on Brexit Vote

Russia is surprised by a UK lawmaker's initiative to investigate Russia's possible use of social media to influence the Brexit referendum and June's general elections, according to the Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alexander Yakovenko.

Oct 25 09:02

Hordes of Africans Waiting to Flood Europe - Excellent Russian TV Report

100s of 1000s of Africans are being held in what are essentially slave camps under brutal conditions, awaiting shipment to Europe via a network of pro-immigration NGOs and human traffickers. It is an eye-opener.

The EU only has itself to blame for this next tsunami of refugees about to storm their shores. The refugees are merely riding the blood red tidal wave NATO-backed wars.

Oct 24 17:27

Laura Ingraham Reacts to George W. Bush Speech

The Globalist Cabal Uniting Yesterday to slam the Trump Administration to encourage everyone to be more globally fine tuned as a country...

Oct 24 14:16

Seeking happiness beyond neoliberal consumerism

Graham Peebles examines the roots of unhappiness inherent in our neoliberal, consumption-and-competition-based world, and argues that true happiness is experienced when we cease searching and when we stop desiring.>>

Oct 24 10:56

Belgian sex education website for seven-year-olds is slammed for teaching advanced sex techniques such as 'hummingbird', 'twist and shout' and 'deep cave'

Bizarre website, 'Alles over seks' ('Everything about sex'), launched in Flanders

Oral sex techniques such as the 'twist and shout' method are demonstrated

Website was meant for 15-year-olds but was also recommended to 7-year-olds

Oct 24 10:36

Spain to Take 'Nuclear Option' on Catalonia

The constitutional crisis in Spain and Catalonia is escalating. In response to Catalonia's recent independence vote, Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has announced he will strip Catalonia's autonomy and remove its leader. This so-called nuclear option is based on article 155 of Spain's constitution, which allows the parliament to take extraordinary measures to restore order in the country. The move still needs to be ratified by the Spanish parliament, but on Saturday, Rajoy said it's his only option.

Oct 24 07:55

No Brexit transition period without final EU trade deal, Theresa May tells MPs

Theresa May has signalled there will be no transitional deal to prevent a “cliff-edge” Brexit unless the UK settles its final trading relationship with the EU next year, prompting warnings that businesses will start leaving the country before then.

Oct 24 07:37

Catalonia’s Pro-Independence Alliance Vows to Challenge Madrid’s ‘Dictatorship’

On Thursday, Catalan political parties are planning to hold a plenary session in the regional parliament to discuss a response to Madrid’s threats to invoke Article 155 of Spain’s 1978 Constitution, which would impose central government control on Catalonia, RT reported. The debate of the Catalan political elite, initiated by the Candidatura de Unidad Popular (CPU) and Junts pel Sí (JxSi) parties, will take place a day before the Spanish Senate is expected to pass Article 155, which will remove Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont from office and suspend the powers of the regional institutions. Speaking out Monday against plans to impose the central government’s rule on Catalonia, Lluis Corominas, president of JxSi, has accused Spain of “acting like a dictatorship.” To keep Catalonia's independence dreams alive, Corominas said a potential legal appeal against Article 155 would be discussed during the Catalonia’s parliament plenary session Thursday.

Oct 24 07:25

IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE NEXT 10 YEARS, STUDY SPAIN

Some of you may be confused as to why a U.S. citizen living in Colorado has become so completely obsessed with what’s going on in Spain. Bear with me, there’s a method to my madness.

I believe what’s currently happening in Spain represents a crucial microcosm for what we’ll see sweep across the entire planet over the next ten years. Some of you will want to have a discussion about who’s right and who’s wrong in this particular affair, but that’s besides the point. It doesn’t matter which side you favor, what matters is that Madrid/Catalonia is an example of the forces of centralization duking it out with forces of decentralization.

Oct 24 06:06

Serbian defense chief blasts US ‘ultimatum’ to choose between Russia or West

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has lambasted ‘hostile’ remarks by US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee who said that Belgrade will have to make a choice between Russia and the West. "Undoubtedly, this is the heaviest public and very undiplomatic pressure on our country and goes against our right to make our own decisions," the minister said in a statement circulated by the TANJUG news agency. "This is not a statement made by a friend or a person respecting Serbia, respecting our right to decide independently. Serbia makes its decisions on its own, without paying attention to the importance of those who believe that they can decide for us." Hoyt Brian Yee, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, said speaking at the 17th Serbian Economic Summit on Monday that Serbia would have to choose between Russia and the West rather than sit on the fence, if it wants to join the EU.

Oct 23 15:23

Catalonia crisis to BREAK UP EU? Bloc 'could FALL APART if Spain installs puppet regime'

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Raul Romeva, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s news and current affairs programme, said: “How can the European Union democracies be credible if they allow the Spanish government to take control of Catalonia?”

Mr Romeva added: “How can the European Union live with that situation? How can EU democracy survive? And how can they be credible if they allow this to happen?

“We cannot simply keep blind and deaf to that. It is an [attack] on democracy. We are defending in Catalonia the principles, the values, that we supposedly are defending in the European Union.”

Oct 23 10:41

Catalonia Spain: Officials 'won't follow orders from Madrid'

Catalan authorities will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region, a senior official says.

A regional government spokesman told the BBC that the central government was acting against the will of Catalans.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced plans to sack the region's government and curtail some of the powers of its parliament.

The Catalan parliament will meet on Thursday to decide on its response.

Oct 23 10:39

Anti-establishment billionaire Andrej Babiš to be named Czech PM

One of central Europe’s richest men will begin the tricky task of building a ruling coalition after convincing Czech voters in weekend elections that he can stem immigration, fight corruption and banish the establishment from power.

Andrej Babiš, a tycoon turned populist politician who has been compared to Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi, confirmed on Monday that the Czech president would ask him next week to begin forming the next government.

Babiš led his new party ANO – “ano” is Czech for “yes” – to a resounding poll victory, winning almost 30% of the vote.

The election ended a quarter of a century of political dominance by the traditional parties of the Czech mainstream, with the Social and Christian Democrats scoring just 7% and 6% respectively.

Oct 23 10:01

CATALAN SEPARATISTS PLAN HUMAN SHIELD, "CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE" TO BLOCK SPANISH TAKEOVER

If Spain hoped that Catalonia would willingly and cheerfully hand over control over the separatist region to Madrid after Rajoy announced on Saturday that the Spanish government will fire Catalan leaders and force new elections in 6 months, he may be disappointed. According to Bloomberg, Catalan separatists are "mobilizing a human shield" to block efforts by Spanish authorities to take control of the breakaway region as both sides prepare to escalate the political conflict beyond what may soon be a point of no return.

The dramatic Catalan action is in response to Rajoy's shocing announcement on Saturday, when he disclosed plans to clear out the entire separatist administration in Barcelona and take control of key institutions including public media and the regional police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra. Spain’s chief prosecutor said that if Puigdemont declares independence he would face as much as 30 years in jail and signaled that he could be arrested immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very nasty very quickly.

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has proven himself to be no friend of peaceful, quiet, and forthright negotiations with the Catalonians, and will introduce as much brute force in this process as he thinks he can get away with, in order to coerce Catalonian leadership away from their declared independence.

But I would like to politely suggest to his advisors in the Spanish government, that it should be prepared for this brutality against the Catalonian people to be seen around the world, 24/7, and the optics of such tactics are going to reek to high heaven, particularly when the first fatality happens, and I am almost willing to bet you that there will be fatalities, to break up this human sheild.

Oct 23 08:13

Weinsteingate Comes to Brussels: EU Parliament ‘An Absolute Hotbed of Sexual Harassment’

An investigation has revealed that the European Parliament is a “hotbed of sexual harassment”, where senior MEPs who “feel they can do whatever they want” prey on young women.

The Sunday Times reports speaking to over a dozen junior staffers — professional, multilingual women, some graduates of the College of Europe which trains people to work for the EU’s standing bureaucracy — who suffered the unwanted attentions of older, often married European politicians.

Some of the allegations levelled are very serious, with at least one MEP accused of masturbating in front of a young aide.

Oct 23 08:01

Europe's New Official History Erases Christianity, Promotes Islam

A few days ago, some of Europe's most important intellectuals -- including British philosopher Roger Scruton, former Polish Education Minister Ryszard Legutko, German scholar Robert Spaemann and Professor Rémi Brague from the Sorbonne in France -- issued "The Paris Statement". In their ambitious statement, they rejected the "false Christendom of universal human rights" and the "utopian, pseudo-religious crusade for a borderless world". Instead, they called for a Europe based on "Christian roots", drawing inspiration from the "Classical tradition" and rejecting multiculturalism:

Oct 23 07:52

‘We don’t need you on this’: Trump says US can pressure Iran without EU’s help

Donald Trump said the EU would have supported US sanctions on Iran if he was insistent. But, according to the US president, he allowed Germany and France to keep making money with Tehran as America was capable of putting pressure on Iranians on its own.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump "allowed" Germany and France to keep making money?!?

Oct 23 07:50

Catalonia weighs up declaration of independence

Move comes after imposition of direct rule by Madrid – described by Carles Puigdemont as worst attack on institutions since Franco

Oct 23 06:40

Tillerson Warns Europe Against Iran Investments

NYTimes: Saudi Arabia — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson warned Europeans on Sunday not to invest in certain Iranian businesses as the Trump administration considers walking away from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions against Iran.

Speaking during a visit to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Tillerson said, “Both of our countries believe that those who conduct business with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, any of their entities — European companies or other companies around the globe — really do so at great risk.”

(*White House mixed signals continue . Of course , this article comes from The NY Slimes , a publication the potus would prefer you ignore , in lieu of him declasifying The Obama "OK For The Press To Lie To You" bill
The Times of Israel gives a much brighter look at The Trump sentiment towards this same situation https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-tells-paris-berlin-to-keep-making-... Trump has been reminding the base about the dangers of fake news recently , http://investmentwatchblog.com/donald-j-trump-it-is-finally-sinking-th... Yet weve never heard the potus call out The Slimes of Israhell !)

Oct 22 09:41

SPANISH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SEIZE POWER IN CATALONIA, REMOVE ELECTED GOVERNMENT

Yesterday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to remove the democratically elected regional government of Catalonia and replace them with direct rule by the national government in Madrid.

The Catalan independence movement gained strength as Rajoy's government took a series of escalating, authoritarian steps to prevent an independence referendum, culminating in an orgy of violence against people going to the ballot box that left people around the world agog and revolted, and bolstered the case for Catalan independence further.

Rajoy justifies his seizure of power by invoking the never-deployed Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, a broadly worded and untested clause that gives the central government the power to intervene in the semi-autonomous regions when a regional government "fails to fulfill the obligations imposed upon it by the Constitution or other laws, or acts in a way seriously prejudicing the general interests of Spain."

Oct 22 09:18

"It's A Coup": Catalan President Slams "Worst Attack" By Spain "Since Franco Dictatorship"

The defiant Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addressed Catalans, Spaniards, and the rest of Europe on TV saying that the Spanish states' imposition of Article 155 means "liquidation of our self-government and cancellation of the democratic will of Catalans". In other words, he made it quite clear that the region's leaders would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing.

Puigdemont said Rajoy had set out to "humiliate" Catalonia in an "attack on democracy" and said removing powers from Catalonia was the "worst attack against the institutions and the people of Catalonia since the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco".

Oct 22 09:14

The #Resistance found its new power couple!

Former President George W. Bush discovered this week that all he had to do to make the media finally like him was take a rhetorical swing at Donald Trump.

And it didn’t hurt that he teamed up with Barack Obama to do it. The result was a media swoon. The New York Times crooned: “Without Saying ‘Trump,’ Bush and Obama Deliver Implicit Rebukes.”

Oct 22 08:16

"IT COULD OPEN A PANDORA'S BOX": ITALY'S 2 RICHEST REGIONS ARE VOTING IN HISTORIC AUTONOMY REFERENDUMS

Voters in Italy's two wealthiest northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are voting on Sunday in referendums for greater autonomy from Rome, in which a positive outcome could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is cracking down to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

Lombardy, which includes Milan, and Veneto, which houses the tourist powerhouse Venice, are home to around a quarter of Italy's population and account for 30% of Italy's economy, the Eurozone's third largest. Unlike Catalonia, the consultative votes are only the beginning of a process which could over time lead to powers being devolved from Rome. Also unlike Catalonia, which held an independence referendum on Oct. 1 despite it being ruled unconstitutional, the Italian referendums are within the law. Like Catalonia, however, Lombardy and Veneto complain they pay far more in taxes than they receive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a sense that the referendum will be overwhelmingly positive, and be a step toward more autonomy from Rome.

Oct 22 08:13

Macbeth Does the Stations of the Cross

Shakespeare’s deepest message was one of hope.

Considered the darkest of all of Shakespeare’s plays, it is nonetheless replete with some of the most magnificent poetry and psychological insight penned by our Bard. It is a study in the genesis and evolution of evil: vaulting ambition and the slippery slope that leads to further acts of murder until its violent end, this play that begins and ends and is soaked throughout in blood.

Oct 21 09:43

People rally in Barcelona in support of two jailed pro-independence Catalan leaders.

The demostration occurred after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's statement that Spain will seek to remove Catalonia's regional government and call for new elections.

Oct 20 21:06

Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? Pat Buchanan

James Burnham called it (Liberalism) in his 1964 “Suicide of the West” — the ideology of Western suicide.

Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic — and the model for mankind’s future.

Oct 20 21:03

“The Lobby” British Style – Philip Giraldi

An undercover reporter secretly records how the Israeli Embassy directs local groups

There is undeniably a complicated web of relationships and networks that define Israel’s friends.

Now that the British account of “The Lobby” has cleared a regulatory hurdle the American version will reportedly soon be released.

Oct 20 14:45

Reports Of Brexit Deadlock ‘Exaggerated’: Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk has said reports of a deadlock over Brexit negotiations may have been exaggerated.

Oct 20 11:33

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy

Spain is to start suspending Catalonia's autonomy from Saturday, as the region's leader threatens to declare independence.
The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region.
Catalonia's leader said the region's parliament would vote on independence if Spain continued "repression".

A referendum outlawed by Spain was held earlier this month.
Of the 43% who voted, 90% were in favour of independence.
Some fear the latest moves could spark further unrest after mass demonstrations before and since the ballot on 1 October.

Spain's supreme court declared the vote illegal and said it violated the constitution, which describes the country as indivisible.
Article 155 of the constitution, which cemented democratic rule three years after the death of dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975, allows Madrid to impose direct rule in a crisis but it has never been invoked

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister Rajoy seems hell-bent on creating a 2nd civil war in Spain; one has to wonder if NATO troops will be sent to Calalonia as "peace keepers.", under these conditions.

The other thing Prime Minister Rajoy seems to utterly ignore are the optics of such a move.

Spain is a signatory to the UN Charter, and in the UN Charter is enshrined the right to peaceful self-determination. Rajoy needs to remember this, in crushing the Catalonian movement.

And if Prime Minister Rajoy is determined to suppress the heretofore peaceful Catalonian independence movement, does that not compel Spain to do a "Sprexit" from the UN on this issue?!?

Think it through, Prime Minister, think it through!!

Oct 20 08:27

REVEALED: The EU's £450TRILLION derivative market

THE European Union (EU) has more than £450TRILLION of exposure to derivatives - the investments that underpinned the financial crisis, it has been revealed.

The scale of the derivatives market has been laid bare for the first time in en effort to avoid a devastating repeat of the 2009 market crash by the Paris-based European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Oct 20 07:52

Bank Run Imminent: Catalan Separatists Urge Supporters To Pull Cash From ATMs On Friday Morning

As tensions escalate in Spain, Catalan Separatists are potentially about to do some real damage and hit Madrid where it really hurts.

In a tweeted message to their 270,000 followers, Assemblea Nacional urged supporters to pull cash from CaixaBank and Banco Sabadell branches between 8 am and 9am Friday to protest at their decision to shift their legal domiciles out of the region...

Oct 20 07:52

Europe's Secession Problems Aren't Going Away

Coming on the heels of the Catalan vote, the Lombardy and Veneto referendums are yet another signal of the homegrown conflicts that persist in many of the European Union’s member states. Separatist movements are also simmering in Britain — where voters in Scotland rejected independence in a 2014 referendum but continue to debate the issue — as well as France, Germany, Belgium and Romania.

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