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Sep 13 07:53

The Collapse of Europe – It’ll Be a While, But It’s Coming

According to the Daily Express “the European Union is fading away” while Germany’s Vice Chancellor Gabriel laments that “the European Union is going down the drain”. Obviously, a united Europe still has a lot of financial and bureaucratic strength and is likely to “present a united front” on global issues for years.

On the other hand, Real World “experts” laugh and say: “Go on, bury Gayrope, but be careful, who knows, maybe Siberia will break away while you’re peddling minor details, waiting for its demise.”

But when the people of the UK representing the fifth of the European economy decided (against their elite) to leave the EU, its head honchos realized that it needs “reform”.

Sep 13 07:52

‘I’m going to BURN EU flag’ Brit’s fury as she calls for Merkel to stand trial in Hague

Jenny from Milton Keynes said the first thing she would do when Theresa May liberated the UK from the red-tape obsessed officials was to take the Brussels' flag out in her front garden to set it alight.

She also said she wanted to burn the Maastricht treaty and everything else that has tied Britain to the EU.

A delighted Nigel Farage burst out laughing as he was left speechless by the woman’s passionate plea for UK to become a sovereign nation once more.

Sep 13 07:46

?zech Party Calls for Referendum on Country's Withdrawal From NATO

The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, one of the most influential parties in the Czech Republic, is gathering signatures for a petition that would lead to the organization of a referendum on the country's withdrawal from NATO.

Sep 13 07:45

Southern European Countries Unite Against Brussels and Berlin

During the meeting, they will call for Brussels to change the EU economic strategy, including revising strict austerity measures and allowing independent trade policies for its members, the Russian newspaper Izvestia reported.

Southern European countries are also expected to address the migrant issue at the summit, according to the newspaper.

Sep 13 07:37

Merkel's Party Unable to Control Discontent 'It Has Caused' Among Public

The eurosceptic party "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) received 20.8% of the vote in regional parliamentary elections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, ranking second ahead of Merkel's CDU party.

Sep 13 07:16

'How utterly useless is he?' Anger as Remainer Smith says he may even SCRAP POUND

LABOUR leadership candidate Owen Smith has said he would reapply to join the European Union if he was to be elected as prime minister in 2020.

Sep 13 07:06

House of Lords slams brakes on Brexit – saying Article 50 MUST be agreed by Parliament

A GROUP of unelected peers have today claimed Parliament must have a veto on when Theresa May triggers Brexit.

In a new report, the House of Lords’ Constitution Committee have demanded the Government should not invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - the formal process by which Britain will quit the bloc - without explicit parliamentary approval.

They claim it would be “constitutionally inappropriate” for the Prime Minister to proceed without the consent of MPs and peers.

Sep 12 16:40

Austria's presidential election re-run - following claims that it was RIGGED to stop anti-migrant candidate winning - is postponed because new postal ballots are faulty

A re-run of the Austrian presidential election has been postponed because the envelopes containing absentee postal ballots are faulty and cannot be sealed properly.

This follows the result of first election being overturned in July over claims the far-right leader Norbert Hofer had been blocked from the presidency.

Sep 12 15:20

EU bigwig in THREAT to Spain: The next government WILL have to enforce economic cutbacks

AN EU bigwig has warned Span that their budget problems "have not evaporated" in a extraordinary intervention, which undermined the country's sovereignty.

In a shocking concession Eurogroup boss Jeroen Dijsselbloem even said he would like to form the Spanish government himself to make sure it stuck to fiscal pledges.

Mr Dijsselbloem said: "Problems are still there, so they will have to face them and return to the right path."

Sep 12 13:13

The Collapse of Europe – It’ll Be a While, But It’s Coming

The EU has reached the point of no return. According to the Daily Express “the European Union is fading away” while Germany’s Vice Chancellor Gabriel laments that “the European Union is going down the drain”. Obviously, a united Europe still has a lot of financial and bureaucratic strength and is likely to “present a united front” on global issues for years. But when the people of the UK representing the fifth of the European economy decided (against their elite) to leave the EU, its head honchos realized that it needs “reform”. So we can talk bravely, not about the liquidation of Europe but about the fact that “noon” in the European Union has clearly passed. Paradoxically, the EU is a comfortable format for Europe’s competitive elements to try to force each other into submission. In other words, we’re witnessing a fight for advantage within the structure, but not for it.

Sep 12 11:32

Polish attorney suspected of spying for Russia to face trial on September 21

In May, Polish prosecutors filed espionage charges against Stanislaw Sz who worked as an attorney for a law firm, which serviced the construction of an LNG terminal in the Polish town of ?winouj?cie. If found guilty, he could face 15 years behind bars. The first stage into the Stanislaw Sz case was held on September 5 when an official indictment was read to the defendant and he himself was questioned. "The trial is to take place behind the closed doors because of its significance regarding state interests and also because some materials being used are classified," the court’s press secretary explained. Poland’s radio station, Zet said that the suspect was accused of collaborating with the main intelligence department of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff. According to journalists, the Polish Internal Security Agency detained Stanislaw Sz, who holds dual Polish-Russian citizenship, in October 2014.

Sep 12 11:07

Italy Just Banned Monsanto’s Top-Selling Herbicide From All Public Places

Waking Times Media

Italy just put massive restrictions on the use of Monsanto’s probably carcinogenic herbicide, RoundUp, just as studies suggesting it is more toxic than previously assumed come under public scrutiny.

Sep 12 06:56

Hundreds of thousands rally to push for Catalonia’s independence from Spain

Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets of five Catalan cities for rallies aimed at speeding up the process breakaway from Spain, local media reported.

Sep 12 06:55

French politicians mull ripping up EU budget rules

Nobody yet knows the winner of France's presidential election next year, but the smart money is on one loser: The three-percent cap on government deficits enshrined in eurozone rules.

Sep 12 06:38

ISIS Chainsaw Massacre Plot Revealed by 15yo Muslim Filmed Calling for Christians to be Killed

After a 15-year-old Muslim boy filmed calling for Christians to be annihilated was arrested in Belgium, he told police of an ISIS plot to massacre Christians with chainsaws at a shopping mall.

ISIS terrorists sliced nine youths in half with chainsaws late last month in Mosul, Iraq, so this is not mere conjecture.

Sep 12 01:25

Israeli Black Operations in the USA – Operation Honeypot

It is well known that the Israeli Mossad using their Sayanim network in the United States routinely engage in Black Operations (“Black Ops”) against US Citizens here in the United States.

They usually target anyone who they deem to be antithetical or non-supportive of Israeli domestic and foreign policy.

There is virtually no escape from this type of black op once a target has been selected.

They routinely target senators, congressmen, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, academics, intellectuals, journalists, diplomats, or anyone of relative importance in American society.

Sep 12 00:53

LEMOA – Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement Signed by India with the United States

LEMOA adversely impacts India, Asia, Africa, Eurasia and The Non–Aligned Movement

If this decision is not reversed by the Indian or the American people, the signing of these agreements will be another turning point in the political history of India already covertly overrun by Zionist financial and security companies and covert agencies.

Sep 11 12:56

Living Dangerously: The New NATO / Russia Arms Race in the Balkans

In October 2015, it was announced that the Pentagon would donate 16 M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) to the military of Croatia with strings attached: Croatia would have to buy rockets from the U.S. manufacturers. There was even talk of some of the rocket systems being re-designed to fire ballistic missiles, each missile coming with a hefty price tag of $2 million.[3] This further increases Croatia's dependence on the U.S.- produced heavy artillery as all its existing Russian-made rocket systems (inherited from the Yugoslav army), at least some of which were still in working order, will be scrapped. The Pentagon also promised Croatia 16 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters. They were to replace the Russian-made Mi-24s, which Croatia got rid of a decade ago when it was making final preparations for joining NATO. The first five of these helicopters were delivered to Croatia by the U.S.

Sep 11 07:23

'Unbelievable Disgrace': Austrian Election Delayed, 'Glue Failing to Stick on Postal Votes'

All the stops are being pulled out to prevent anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer from attaining the presidency in Austria.

Sep 10 11:40

A Political Hurricane is About to Sweep Across Europe

If you’ve been paying attention, you could see this coming a mile away. Although I’ve forecast huge political shifts in the West for years now, I made my strongest prediction on European changes late last year following the Paris terror attacks.

In the post, A Message to Europe – Prepare for Nationalism I wrote:

Actions have consequences, and people can only be pushed so far before they snap. I believe the Paris terror attacks will be a major catalyst that will ultimately usher in nationalist type governments in many parts of Europe, culminating in an end of the EU as we know it and a return to true nation-states. Although I think a return to regional government and democracy is what Europeans need and deserve, the way in which it will come about, and the types of governments we could see emerge, are unlikely to be particularly enlightened or democratic after the dust has settled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel's drubbing at the polls is a clear signal that the inhabitants of Europe want, very much, to take back their individual countries, thank you very much, and not suffer economically at the hands of an unelected bureaucracy in Brussels: and they are going to make that very clear to their leaders, come the next wave of elections in Europe.

Sep 10 10:14

Our FUTURE is at stake: PM urges Hungarians to ACT in referendum in anti-Brussels push

HUNGARY'S Prime Minister kicked off a huge anti-Brussels campaign drive today as he warned uncontrolled mass migration was threatening Europe's future.

Sep 10 10:13

It's a stitch-up! Nigel Farage furious at 'puerile' EU bid to control Brexit negotiations

BRUSSELS was accused of overseeing an anti-British stitch-up today after appointing two federalist chums as its chief Brexit negotiators.

Sep 10 10:06

What's the Link Between Ex EC President, Goldman Sachs and Greek Pensions?

Let's start with Greece, where perhaps more than any other country in Europe, pensions are a very sore point; they became one when Athens agreed to slash pensions and cut public spending to keep the Troika and EU bosses happy.

This was not a popular move in already austerity-hit Greece, prompting protests and road blocks around the country, since people had voted overwhelmingly against any further austerity measures imposed by the government.

Turning the clock back to when Greece joined the Eurozone in 2001, many claim the only reason sure it qualified for the Eurozone, was because US investment bank Goldman Sachs massaged Greece's accounts and hid a lot of the country's debt.

In an interview with Sputnik at the height of the financial crisis in Greece in 2015, Alexander Douglas, lecturer in the philosophy of economics at University of London, said Greece's debt is "morally and politically different," to other debt laden countries.

Why?

Sep 10 09:53

A Political Hurricane is About to Sweep Across Europe

Actions have consequences, and people can only be pushed so far before they snap. I believe the Paris terror attacks will be a major catalyst that will ultimately usher in nationalist type governments in many parts of Europe, culminating in an end of the EU as we know it and a return to true nation-states. Although I think a return to regional government and democracy is what Europeans need and deserve, the way in which it will come about, and the types of governments we could see emerge, are unlikely to be particularly enlightened or democratic after the dust has settled.

Sep 10 09:47

Ukraine's President Warns Of European Appeasement Of Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned European allies against the dangers of appeasement in the face of "Russian aggression."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Says the man who stole Ukraine!

Sep 09 13:03

Is Putin a Lousy Dancer?

A lousy dancer blames the uneven floor, and Mme Clinton had proven to be an unexpectedly lousy dancer in the competition for the presidency against the blundering New York tycoon. We would expect her to win or lose graciously, as befits a former First Lady, but gosh, she is clumsy – and blames her lack of grace on poor Mr Putin.

Caesar was renowned for his multitasking; he could dictate seven letters at once, wrote Pliny. But even Caesar lookalike Putin can’t play the role prepared for him by Ms Clinton and other mainstream Western politicians, that is to bear blame for all their shortcomings.

Sep 09 10:31

Rift Appears Within NATO Over the Bloc's Provocative Policy Toward Russia

NATO is taking every effort to justify its raison d'etre. However, the Alliance's saber-rattling on Russia's doorstep is triggering deep concern and anxiety among its members. Although "the marriage of interests" still holds, cracks are appearing among the bloc's members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NATO European leaders understand full well that the US is looking for some kind of an excuse to exploit to start a "hot" war against Russia, through which it believes it can rescue its tanking economy.

NATO European leaders have had a ringside seat to wars on their very front lawns; they do not want to see that happen ever, again.

NATO leadership, which continually whines and moans about alleged "Russian aggression", is completely out of touch with its member states, and all parties need to sit down, and plot a rational, sane course for NATO's future which does not involve spoiling for a fight with Russia.

Unfortunately, the Obama Administration may just not allow that to happen.

If internal White House and DNC polls demonstrate that Trump is going to cream Clinton in the November elections, the US government may well do something to provoke a war against Russia, even before Trump can take the Oath of Office in January.

Sep 09 07:41

"Exciting Step Forward" - Helicopter Drop Of Debit Cards For Refugees In Turkey

The largest ever humanitarian program in the history of the EU, is now underway in Turkey. The humanitarian effort comes in the form of a $393 million helicopter drop of debit cards and cash to refugees in Turkey as part of Angela Merkel's 'Migration Deal'.

Sep 09 06:26

Netanyahu is a war criminal, says former Dutch PM

The era of “unconditional friendship” between Israel and the Netherlands is over, the Dutch right-wing newspaper De Telegraaf reported as Benjamin Netanyahu faced vocal protests during a two-day visit to the country this week to discuss economic cooperation.

In one striking moment captured on video, Dutch MP Tunahan Kuzu refused to shake hands with the Israeli prime minister during a meeting with lawmakers:

Sep 09 05:57

Pinatel interview, Part one: If Europe and Russia were allied, they would challenge US world hegemony

Figarovox/big interview -- after the misfired coup d'Etat in Turkey, Erdogan is making overtures to Putin while Moscow and Washington seem to have found some equilibrium in Syria. For General Pinatel, the European countries should pay attention to this new state of affairs.

Sep 08 15:03

Dutch MP Accused Of Anti-Semitism For Refusal To Shake Netanyahu’s Hand

Tunahan Kuzu, the Dutch member of parliament who refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has rejected claims from the local media that his behavior was anti-Semitic. The Istanbul-born former Labour Party politician refused Netanyahu’s outstretched hand in the Netherlands on Wednesday

Sep 08 08:04

South Korea trade deal cited by EU as landmark trade policy slammed as bungled mess

BUNGLING EU negotiators want to re-write the Union's biggest free-trade deal because of a major cock-up set to cripple European aerospace firms.

Sep 08 08:03

Good News for the People of Europe: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Is Dead. Negotiations have Failed.

The German Minister of Economy and Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, a few days ago has declared that the European Union should not submit to the demands of the United States, referring to the negotiations on the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investments Partnership). He said the negotiations failed. By saying so, he joined French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, as well as French Secretary of State for External Trade, Mr. Matthias Fekl.

Negotiations started in 2013. After 14 ‘rounds’ of talks dealing with 27 points, no agreement has been reached, none whatsoever, leading to the conclusion that the deal is dead. Even though Mme. Merkel defended the treaty with all her heart up to the end of July 2016, both Germany and France now request a definite end to the negotiations.

Sep 08 07:40

UN says Austria risks breaking 'taboo' on refugees

The UN refugee agency has warned that Austria is in danger of breaking a decades-old tradition of helping those in need, after Vienna moved a step closer to potentially shutting its borders to migrants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently the UN, which has championed the "cause" of human-caused global warming, doesn't understand how much heat is generated moving the entire human population around the planet! :)

Sep 08 06:34

WATCH: 14 or 40? Hungarians On the Streets Guess So-Called 'Child Refugees' Ages

A Swedish girl visiting Budapest asks Hungarians to guess the age of so-called "unaccompanied refugee children" living in Sweden!

What the folks being interviewed don't know is every one of the grown ass men they're shown claims to be under 18!

Sep 07 22:30

Pentagon And CIA at War in Syria

What a mess! In the crazy Syrian war, US-backed and armed groups are fighting other US-backed rebel groups. How can this be?

It is so because the Obama White House had stirred up war in Syria but then lost control of the process. When the US has a strong president, he can usually keep the military and intelligence agencies on a tight leash.
But the Obama administration has had a weak secretary of defense and a bunch of lady strategists who are the worst military commanders since Louis XV, who put his mistress, Madame de Pompadour, in charge of French military forces during the Seven Year’s War.

As a result, the two arms of offensive US strategic power, the Pentagon and CIA, went separate ways in Syria. Growing competition between the US military and militarized CIA broke into the open in Syria.

Fed up with the astounding incompetence of the White House, the US military launched and supported its own rebel groups in Syria, while CIA did the same.

Sep 07 22:25

It’s All About Russia

In the real world both Hillary and Wolfie sometimes visit, there is renewed enthusiasm for jumping on the hate Russia bandwagon.

Many issues characteristically beloved by Democrats are being raised to disparage Donald Trump.

Hillary, who has held nearly every senior government office that a human being can reasonably aspire to but the one she is currently lusting after, is unlike Trump only sufficiently deranged to kill people if they live somewhere in the third world and can’t do anything about it.

Sep 07 22:20

The Tide is Turning: The Official Story Is Now The Conspiracy Theory — Paul Craig Roberts

The question is: who are the real conspiracy kooks, the majority who disbelieve the official lies or the minority who believe the official lies?

In a few days it will be the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and this November 13 will be the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. These two state crimes against democracy destroyed American democracy, accountable government, and the Constitution’s protections of civil liberty.

Years after the damage done by these events the American people no longer believe the official stories. Neither does the government, but the government will never validate the distrust that Americans now share of “their” government by acknowledging the truth.

Sep 07 16:15

4mn-Strong Petition Forces MPs To Debate 2nd Brexit Referendum

MPs will debate calls for a second referendum on EU membership after a petition calling for a rerun of the vote amassed more than 4 million signatures—more than any other e-petition in the last five years.

The document calls on the government to hold a re-vote, citing the Leave campaign’s failure to win more than 60 percent of the ballots and noting that turnout was below 75 percent.

Webmaster addition: e-petitions are easy to rig.

Sep 07 09:18

Spain on COLLISION COURSE with EU: Finance chief blasts 'IMPOSSIBLE' budget demands

CRISIS-HIT Spain is on collision course with Brussels after rejecting a demand from Eurocrats to submit a draft of its 2017 budget within weeks.

Sep 07 09:00

‘Disappearing’ migrants on the rise in Switzerland

Over the past three months, up to 40 percent of migrants who told the authorities they wanted to claim asylum in Switzerland subsequently disappeared from Swiss reception centres.

Sep 07 08:58

Was Vienna airport hack attempt politically motivated?

A massive hacking attempt at Vienna’s international airport has triggered an investigation by the Interior Ministry. Austrian media raised the possibility that a political motive might be behind the crime, pointing the finger at Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How can they possibly know who is behind the hack?

Sep 07 08:32

BOOM! George Soros W2EU Group Is Giving Handbooks to Fake Refugee Invaders

Sep 06 16:49

Italy Just Banned Monsanto’s Top-Selling Herbicide From All Public Places

By Christina Sarich

Italy just put massive restrictions on the use of Monsanto’s probably carcinogenic herbicide, Roundup, just as studies suggesting it is more toxic than previously assumed come under public scrutiny.

Italy’s Ministry of Health has banned the spraying of the main ingredient in Roundup — glyphosate — in many public places that affect ‘vulnerable groups,’ including courtyards, gardens, roadways, sports fields, recreational areas, playgrounds, green areas outside of school buildings, and additional green spaces...

Sep 06 08:42

Liberal Sweden turns on migrants amid unprecedented rise in violence and sex attacks

The study claimed the previously welcoming country has now reached its tolerance limit following months of migrant violence, sexual assaults and the death of asylum worker Alexandra Mezher in January this year.

Sep 06 08:34

Le Pen Praises Brexit, Promises Frexit Referendum On EU

French National elections take place in two rounds of voting 2017. Marine le Pen is widely expected to be one of the final two candidates. Today she praised the UK for choosing their own destiny and repeated her pledge to have a referendum on France’s membership in the EU.

Sep 06 08:29

One Trillion Euros Spent & This Is What Draghi Has To Show For It

It's been 16 months since the European Central Bank began its voyage into the unknowable in March 2015, and as The FT notes, this week marks a milestone - it has now purchased over EUR 1 trillion in government (and corporate) bonds since it began QE. And despite utter crap like this from Nowotny: "monetary policy has proved more potent than thought," the big problem is - it's not helping the real world...

Sep 06 06:58

Liberal Swedes Turn Against Migrants as Rape and Crime Explode

The people of Sweden may have finally hit their breaking point.

A new poll shows that in just one year there's been a 26 point swing against taking in more migrants.

Sep 06 06:51

Police free four migrants hidden in car's false bottom

Spanish police freed four young African migrants found squeezed into a hidden compartment of a minivan with no ventilation at a border crossing from Morocco into Spain and arrested the driver, they said Monday.

Sep 06 06:50

Over 11,000 asylum seekers listed as crime suspects in Austria

While the number asylum seekers arriving in Austria has significantly dropped, the number having trouble with the law is on the rise. Some 11,158 were suspected of committing offences in the first half of 2016, compared to 15,236 in the whole of 2015.

Sep 06 06:41

Athens won’t get EU rescue loans after breaking reform promise

The European Union will not release a new bailout tranche to Greece in September, according to EU diplomats cited by the German daily Handelsblatt Global.

Athens has reportedly managed to implement only two out of 15 reforms previously agreed with its international creditors. Moreover, the country has slowed down the privatization process of its public assets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, we will NOT sell you the Parthenon!"

Sep 06 06:40

BLOODY MIGRANT CLASHES: Gangs of Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi youths fight at refugee camp

VIOLENT clashes erupted when gangs of Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi youths fought each other in a Greek migrant centre.

Sep 06 06:35

Popov on the G20: A Geopolitical Stalemate

Today, the G20 meeting in Huangzhou, China concluded. Russian President Vladimir Putin spent the day in very intensive meetings and negotiations. Let us briefly examine some of the issues discussed at the bilateral meetings.

Sep 06 06:34

Rasmussen: NATO to re-arm Ukraine, ''Lethal Weapons''

Former NATO Secretary General, Advisor to the President of Ukraine, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the West will give Ukraine lethal weapons in the event that Russia "destabilizes eastern Ukraine."

Sep 05 21:23

Fact-Check — Top 20 Lies in Hillary’s ‘Alt-Right’ Speech

In his book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!, Andrew recalled how he warned the Tea Party what lay ahead for them: “I said that they’d be labeled racists and hate mongers and violent criminals, that they’d be depicted as the dregs of society, people to be excluded from dinner parties because of their made-up closet KKK status. They were about to be targeted.”

Andrew added:

“They need to marginalize and demonize those that would stand up to their hardball, toxic, and antidemocratic tactics … But it won’t work. Given a fair hearing, given just the slightest exposure — and the American people will rise to the occasion. They see these tactics for what they are.”

Sep 05 14:19

No second referendum on Brexit, says newly-appointed minister

UK Brexit secretary David Davis says there will be no second referendum and that Britain will leave the European Union as planned.

“There will be no attempt to stay in the EU by the back door. No attempt to delay, frustrate or thwart the will of the British people. No attempt to engineer a second referendum because some people didn’t like the first answer,” he told UK MPs on Monday.

“Both sides of the argument must respect the result,” said Davis, who was addressing the parliament for the first time since he was appointed on July 13.

Sep 05 11:23

US Faces Major Setback As Europeans Revolt Against TTIP

France wants to halt thorny EU-US trade talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as President Francois Hollande underlined there would be no deal until after President Barack Obama leaves office in January. Matthias Fekl, the French minister for foreign trade, has said his country will call for an end to the deal. France has been sceptical about the TTIP from the start and has threatened to block the deal, arguing the US has offered little in return for concessions made by Europe. All 28 EU member states and the European parliament will have to ratify the TTIP before it comes into force.

Sep 05 10:36

30,000 in danger as terrified expats and tourists are running for their lives from ‘arson’ blaze in resort near Benidorm Spain

More than 2,000 people including Brits had to flee their homes after “suspicious fires” were sparked in a holiday hotspot near Benidorm.

The blazes – feared to have been started by an arsonist – erupted in Javea, south of Valencia, where half of the 30,000 population were born outside Spain.

Those who live near where the inferno broke out were rushed to local schools, restaurants and hostels where it is believed they are still sheltering.

So far, at least 20 homes have been destroyed by the fire and Spanish media is reporting that the cause of the blaze is arson.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire, which they are describing as "suspicious"

Sep 05 09:26

Corruption in the European Union

EU corruption has historically taken a wide range of forms demonstrated so vividly with successive scandals in banking, tax avoidance, a host of malpractice and fraud cases to secretive TTIP negotiations that circumvents public interest needs. The result is that public support for the EU has been seriously undermined with 70 percent of Europe’s population believing corruption is now centred on politics and corporations.

Sep 05 09:11

US Preparing Electronic Warfare for 'Force-on-Force Conflict in Europe'

Having looked at the Russian military’s cyber warfare modernization, the United States rushed to develop similar capabilities that could be used in the event of a “large force-on-force conflict in a place like Europe.”

On August 11, the US Army announced the creation of the Army Rapid Capabilities Office to prevent “capability gaps” that have formed within the American military in recent years.

“Our adversaries are modernizing at a rapid rate, and in some cases, our capabilities are inadequate to keep up, to maintain our edge,” Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, who is in charge of the operations in the new office said in a statement. "We need to … make sure that they are offset from us, not the other way around.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And why and how have these "gaps" evolved?!?

Because the US weapons and electronics contracts procurement process is thoroughly incestuous.

The same weapons and electronics defense contractors who get the contracts, "lubricate" the political campaigns of congressional representatives who green light these contracts in the first place with generous donations .

How that generally translates, once equipment is field deployed, is that this equipment does not function as advertised; is hideously over budget; or, by the time it is field deployed, is already obsolete.

I am a Christian pacifist activist, who hates the idea of war as a way for the US government to resolve its geopolitical differences, and constantly exhorts this government to resolve disputes through hard-won, good faith negotiations.

That being said, when our military needs the best in weaponry and electronics possible, they should never have to do with anything less, period, end of discussion.

Sep 05 01:47

Sweden: Pediatrician Says Some Refugee 'Children' Are Actually 40 Years Old

A noted Swedish pediatrician says he's seen multiple refugee "children" who are actually 40 years old.

He says around 40 percent of those the authorities have classified as "children" are actually 20 to 25 and some are even in their forties.

Sep 04 16:47

Paris: Meet The New Tourists

Sep 04 16:36

May Warns Of 'Difficult Times Ahead' As Britain Leaves EU

Prime Minister Theresa May warns that there will be “difficult times ahead” for the UK economy as Britain moves to leave the European Union.

“We have seen figures giving some different messages in relation to the economy at the moment. I think the reaction of the economy has been better than some had predicted, post the referendum,” May told reporters Saturday as she traveled to the G20 summit in China.

Sep 04 15:58

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax than sausage stall, says Austria

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax in Austria than a local sausage stall, the country's Chancellor Christian Kern has said in a newspaper interview.

"Every Viennese cafe, every sausage stand pays more tax in Austria than a multinational corporation," Mr Kern told Der Standard.

"That goes for Starbucks, Amazon and other companies," he said.

Sep 04 12:01

The Importance for the USA to Join Hands with the World

If America truly believes in its “exceptionalism,” then it should, with supreme confidence, enter the world as an active participant, and not as a spoiled “bully in the school yard.”

Now that former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has openly declared that the United States of America should abandon their quest for global hegemony, American leadership should take heed and amend their foreign policy objectives accordingly.

Sep 04 11:50

Muslim Press interviews American poet, writer, and columnist Gary Corseri

We live in an Age of Distractions--false premises, false promises.
‘Not only neocons but “neo-liberals” see no space between the interests of the US and Israel!’

Was the human race fated to make the same stupid mistakes over and over? War after war after war?

Sep 04 11:47

Uncle “Sham” Says Dance, And the Band Played On

As usual, I have much to absorb and learn….

Those political, Republicratic “Conventions” clarified nothing and–despite the glitter, sparkle, balloons and flags, the pledges of allegiance, hands over the Constitution &/or one’s heart, the pretty words and gruff challenges—they succeeded in confounding and bewildering.

And this is the US political scene now! A barrage of imagery and fantasies—onrushing and nearly exploding our heads… and the band plays on!

Look for substance, and you will not find it. It’s a mirage. A chimera. It’s smoke in your hands.

Sep 04 11:07

The Neocon in the Oval Office

Neoconservatives are wedded to war, death and destruction. It is the foundation of their policy and it dominates the culture that they have created.

If Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes US President, she will be the first neoconservative to actually occupy that office.

Israel and its supporters were inseparable from the neoconservative movement from the beginning.

Many neocons were already Zionist or pro-Zionist, and their support for aggressive militarism was largely indistinguishable from Israel’s own strategic plans.

To the extent that the neocon movement could sell Israel’s views as solidly American, it could bend the resources of the most powerful military on earth for Israel’s own ends.

Sep 04 09:56

Political Stunt: German Far-Right MP Wears Niqab To Parliament

The row in Europe over what Muslim women should or should not wear has been seized upon by a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

Sep 04 08:31

Defiant Obama tells Britain it WILL be at the back of the queue for a US trade deal after Brexit as world leaders gather at G20 

Barack Obama has insisted the UK will have to wait for a trade deal with the US as he warned action is needed to stop the Brexit process 'unravelling' the special relationship.

The America president sparked fury during the EU referendum campaign by cautioning that the UK would go to the 'back of the queue' for a transatlantic deal if it voted to leave.

The comments, at a press conference alongside David Cameron in April, were roundly condemned as an intrusion into domestic politics.

Sep 03 07:56

Legend Issues Dire Warning About Deutsche Bank’s Failure To Deliver Gold

Egon von Greyerz: “The Deutsche Bank situation is not new and I have talked about it many times as you know. Deutsche Bank is bankrupt, but you must realize that they are an institution, and therefore the German government will not let Deutsche Bank fail before the country fails.

Sep 03 07:29

Hungarian anti-migrant campaign picks up speed ahead of vote

A month ahead of Hungary's referendum on European Union migrant quotas, the government's relentless anti-migrant campaign has become inescapable and shows no sign of letting up.

Sep 03 07:27

MIGRANT TRUCK ATTACKS IN CALAIS

Sep 03 07:26

Top Academic: Muslims Would Not Tolerate Multiculturalism in Islamic Countries

Professor Afshin Ellian has warned that bleats of “multiculturalism” are a one-way street as Muslims in Europe oppress historic minorities in their own lands and have no intention of showing “tolerance”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not even in Europe!

Sep 03 07:25

Charlie Hebdo Mocks Italy’s Suffering After Earthquake

Italians are up in arms over the most recent issue of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which ridicules the suffering of the Italians after the most recent earthquake that claimed some 300 lives.

An illustration in the August 31 issue depicts earthquake victims as different forms of Italian pasta, with blood representing tomato sauce and a layered “lasagna” composed of bodies caught amidst the rubble from the quake.

Sep 03 07:22

Putin: I dare you to open Pandora's box, but WWII is over

At the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 1st, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again slammed attempts at revising the history and results of World War II. In an interview with Bloomberg, Putin said that reviving territorial disputes could lead to unpredictable consequences and are tantamount to “opening Pandora’s box.”

“If someone wants to start revising the outcomes of the Second World War, then let’s try discussing the topic. But then we’d have to talk not so much about Kaliningrad as the eastern lands of Germany and all the way up to Lvov, which was part of Poland, and so on and so on. There’s also Hungary and Romania there too,” Putin said.

He continued: “If someone wants to open this Pandora’s box and start working with it, then, please, flag in hand, go ahead.”

Sep 03 07:08

Brexit-bashing Baroness Wheatcroft sparks cruise ship mutiny 

Baroness Wheatcroft must have expected it to be plain sailing after being invited by Cunard to be a guest speaker on the ship’s swanky 14-day cruise from Rome to Athens last month. On the menu was ballroom dancing, bridge and white-gloved waiters serving scones for tea.
However, she hadn’t counted on the swell of public opinion and the waters turned distinctly choppy after Wheatcroft, below, regally set out her campaign for a second referendum to overturn the June vote, saying she would do everything in her power to stop Britain leaving Europe.

Cue maritime mayhem. According to one Brexiteer on board, the Tory peer was ‘nearly lynched’ after several audience members walked out in protest.

Sep 03 07:07

EUROGEDDON: As a Nobel winner warns the euro is doomed, why the political elite's refusal to admit the misery it's causing means there's far worse to come 

The leaders of the EU returned to centre stage last week, strutting across the deck of an Italian aircraft carrier like modern-day masters of the universe.

And if you thought Britain’s vote to leave the EU might have shaken their confidence in the inevitability of federal union, their elaborately staged photo opportunities told a very different story.

To kick off their summit, the leaders of the eurozone’s three biggest powers, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Matteo Renzi, first visited the island grave of a Communist politician called Altiero Spinelli.

Sep 02 10:19

Reuters Floats Disturbing Trial Balloon: "The ECB May Be Forced To Buy Stocks"

On the verge of running out of bond to monetize, the ECB has engaged in something fed had expected: it is buying bonds from itself. But according to a troubling Reuters "trial balloon" that may be just the beginning: as Reuters writes, the "ECB may soon be forced to follow the Bank of Japan's example and buy equities as part of any expanded stimulus programme."

Sep 02 09:02

US exceptionalism: How dare the EU demand US companies pay more tax!

Boy - what a load of anger. How dare these Europeans expect US multinationals to pay corporation tax at the same rate as everyone else! Don’t they know that US multinationals are different!

What we're seeing here is another aspect of US exceptionalism in the neoliberal/neocon era. The same exceptionalism which decrees the US has the right to bomb/invade countries at will, in blatant contravention of international law - also decrees that its right and proper giant US corporations should be given preferential treatment by foreign tax authorities.

Sep 02 08:46

Chaos in Italy as 13,000 migrants arrive in FOUR days overwhelming response effort

Authorities in the country have been praised for their organisation in the face of the crisis - but witnesses claim they are being battered by a huge "human tide" of migrants.

Every day Libyan and Egyptian nationals are landing in the country, or being rescued at sea before being taken to southern port towns.

In four days, 13,000 have been rescued.

Sep 02 07:50

Physical Gold Delivery Failure By German Banks

The physical gold delivery failure to clients of Deutsche Bank who own Xetra-Gold, the gold exchange traded commodity, was confirmed yesterday by Deutsche Bourse who said that the inability to deliver gold was not limited to Deutsche Bank and that other German banks were having “problems” delivering gold.

Sep 01 17:50

Nobel Winner Stiglitz: Independent Scotland Should Have Its Own Currency, Avoid Euro

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has advised the Scottish National Party (SNP) to abandon the British pound and avoid joining the euro if Scotland wins independence.

Stiglitz, who sits on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Council of Economic Advisers, has suggested Scotland create its own free-floating currency if it leaves the United Kingdom.

Sep 01 10:48

Europe Reels As A New Wave Of Refugees Begins To Flood The Continent

Angela Merkel, and Europe in general, had hoped they had managed to move beyond the unprecedented wave of refugees unleashed on the content in 2015 courtesy of the German Chancellor's open door policy, with the fragile March 2016 refugee deal signed with Turkey. Sadly - for both Europeans who have suffered a surge in terrorist attacks as a result and for Merkel, whose approval rating has subsequently plunged - Europe is once buckling under the weight of a new wave of migrants.

According to Reuters, some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions just on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, bringing the total to almost 10,000 in two days and marking a sharp acceleration in refugee arrivals in Italy. The migrants were packed on board dozens of boats, many of them rubber dinghies that become dangerously unstable in high seas. No details were immediately available on their nationalities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US-created and/or enabled wars are driving this migration crisis.

Unfortunately, it does not appear that these wars are going to end any time soon.

Sep 01 09:23

Austria joins calls to stop TTIP trade deal with US

Austrian politicians have added their voice to calls to halt negotiations between the EU and the US on the free trade deal known as TTIP.

Sep 01 07:28

Double standards Juncker! EU boss under spotlight over HIS tax deals after Apple debacle

Under his tenure McDonald’s is accused of avoiding a €1billion (£850m) in tax by routing revenue from across Europe through the tiny state, where it is claimed it was given a special deal to lower its tax rate.

Amazon faces similar claims it lowered its tax bill by making sales to European customers through an arm of the company in Luxembourg.

In 2014, the online retailer’s UK business paid £11.9million in tax on £5.3billion of sales to British shoppers.

McDonald’s and Amazon both deny any wrongdoing.

Sep 01 07:17

‘You're not on this planet!' Donald Tusk rants at Euro elite...wonder who he’s on about?

EUROPEAN Parliament chief Donald Tusk has railed against the out of touch EU elite today in a thinly veiled attack on his boss Jean-Claude Juncker.

The top eurocrat was scathing about the attitude of his Brussels colleagues, who he accused of being totally unable to relate to the lives of ordinary people.

His blistering broadside will be seen as a direct attack on bloated bureaucrat Mr Juncker, who is seen by many as the epitome of the out of touch EU’s woes.

Aug 31 09:32

Norway Raids Sovereign Wealth Fund To Cover Government Expenses

Saudi Arabia isn't the only oil-dependent nation struggling to make ends meet in the wake of weak oil prices. For the first time since its establishment in 1996, the Norwegian government is starting to withdraw money from its sovereign wealth fund to cover government expenses. In fact, in the first half of 2016 the government has withdrawn $5.4 billion. Moreover, withdrawals are expected to accelerate in 2H 2016 reaching nearly $20 billion, a run-rate that would have them exceeding the fiscal limits imposed on fund withdrawals of 4% of assets, or $36 billion. To put those withdrawals into perspective, Norway's economy is roughly $375 billion and federal spending accounts for roughly 60% or $225BN. Therefore, a $20BN withdrawal in 2H 2016 represents roughly 18% of total government spending.

Aug 31 09:19

ANTI-GMO PROTESTERS THROW COW DUNG AT SCIENTISTS DURING EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

onday morning at the annual conference European Society for Plant Breeding Research in Switzerland started as planned. Researchers presented a talk on genomics and bioinformatics to the hundreds of scientists attending. But then things took a dramatic turn. “It’s around 11 o’clock when a group of activists enters the conference room of the ETH Zürich, throwing urine on the audience while painting ‘Shit on technology’ on the wall,” said Beat Boller, the president of the society, in a released statement. “When they were gone they left considerable damage, a mess of rotten eggs and poo, and an audience full of incomprehension behind.”

Aug 31 08:44

Finland Unleashes Helicopter Money In "Greatest Societal Transformation Of Our Time"

Finland is about to launch an experiment in which a randomly selected group of 2-3,000 citizens already on unemployment benefits will begin to receive a monthly basic income of 560 euros (approx. $600). That basic income will replace their existing benefits. The pilot study, running for two years in 2017-2018, aims to assess whether basic income can help reduce poverty, social exclusion, and bureaucracy, while increasing the employment rate.

Aug 31 08:27

Finland Unleashes Helicopter Money In "Greatest Societal Transformation Of Our Time"

Finland is about to launch an experiment in which a randomly selected group of 2,000–3,000 citizens already on unemployment benefits will begin to receive a monthly basic income of 560 euros (approx. $600). That basic income will replace their existing benefits. The amount is the same as the current guaranteed minimum level of Finnish social security support. The pilot study, running for two years in 2017-2018, aims to assess whether basic income can help reduce poverty, social exclusion, and bureaucracy, while increasing the employment rate.

Aug 31 07:56

Italian economy shattered as one in three jobless GIVE UP searching for work

A THIRD of jobless Italians gave up looking for work at the start of the year, amid rising fears for Italy’s economy.

A whopping 37.1 per cent of unemployed Italians joined the ranks of those who have stopped looking for a job altogether between the last three months of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, according to Eurostat data.

The number of those now classed as inactive is double the European average of 18.9 per cent.

Aug 31 07:55

Albania in EU: Eastern European nation steps closer to joining bloc after judicial reform

ALBANIA has taken a step towards beginning talks on European Union (EU) membership by passing a raft of new reforms to its justice system.

The impoverished eastern European country has agreed a new law to check the personal and professional backgrounds of judges and prosecutors in a move to convince Brussels to launch membership negotiations.

Aug 31 07:53

Brussels tries to dig itself out of migration hole by REVOKING refugee residency

BRUSSELS is controversially attempting to dig itself out of its huge migration hole by bringing in proposals to forcibly send refugees home.

Eurocrats, speaking at the European Parliament today, have pushed forward bombshell plans to continuously evaluate the residency status of people who have been granted asylum in a landmark move to bring the migration crisis under control.

Other proposals include “harmonising” huge swathes of asylum policy as EU superstate dreamers bind all nations by the same set of rules.

Aug 31 06:36

A Leading French Intellectual Explains: There is Danger of War in Europe

There is a worrying risk of a military clash between NATO and Russia over the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, jammed between the Baltic countries and Poland, which are all new members of the EU and NATO. Military pressure keeps increasing in the Baltic region. The situation is far more dangerous than it was during the crisis of Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, because Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave at the core of the EU and NATO.

Officials and the Western media, as well as the governments of Poland and the three Baltic countries governments – and of course, Washington – are accusing Putin’s government of machiavellianism and ‘provocation’, seeking a casus belli with Kaliningrad. On the contrary, the Russians are the victims of a provocation: NATO is seeking an armed conflict, limited if possible, to be able to put down the regime of Putin that they hate so much. Will Kaliningrad be the pretext?

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