@ 2015-05-23 – 20:03:24
@ 2015-05-21 – 12:58:23
For years the corporate agriculture industry (Big Ag) cartel and, corporate payroll scientists and opportunistic politicians have been pushing the idea that to switch from traditionally propagated crops to genetically modified organism was the only way to feed the world's burgeoning millions.
The tame scientists who either worked for Big Ag or were on government funded research programmes were happy to produce doctored data suggesting that Genetically Modified (GM) food crops were completely safe for human consumption. Many independent biologists and geneticists disagreed but their work was derided and the strongest critics of Big Ag were marginalized or found their careers had been steered into a dead end (a familiar story to those of us who have observed the journey of the sciences from open minded inquiry to something resembling a medieval church sect.)
But in what marks a major shift in the way the wider public consume information, the citizen journalists and 'crazy conspiracy theorists' of new media have gradually chipped away at the completely fabricated case for GM food crops.
Some, like this blog, have focused on the economic and social consequences of handing control of the food supply to a handful of corporate enterprises with very dodgy track records on ethical matters. Others who are more appropriately qualified to challenge the misinformation and manipulated statistics put out by corporate scientists reported on how data had been faked and trials rigged.
And now it seems the tide is turning against Big Ag and their lackeys:
Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
Jonathan Latham, Independent Science News
The decision of the Chipotle restaurant chain to make its product lines GMO-free is not most people’s idea of a world-historic event. Especially since Chipotle, by US standards, is not a huge operation. A clear sign that the move is significant, however, is that Chipotle’s decision was met with a tidal-wave of establishment media abuse. Chipotle has been called irresponsible, anti-science, irrational, and much more by the Washington Post, Time Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and many others. A business deciding to give consumers what they want was surely never so contentious.
The media's heavy criticism of Chipotle has an explanation that is important to the future of GMOs. The cause of it is that there has long been an incipient crack in the solid public front that the food industry has presented on the GMO issue. The crack originates from the fact that while agribusiness sees GMOs as central to their business future, the brand-oriented and customer-sensitive ends of the food supply chain do not.
The brands who sell to the public, such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Kraft, etc., are therefore much less committed to GMOs. They have gone along with their use, probably because they wish to maintain good relations with agribusiness, who are their allies and their suppliers. Possibly also they see a potential for novel products in a GMO future.
However, over the last five years, as the reputation of GMOs has come under increasing pressure in the US, the cost to food brands of ignoring the growing consumer demand for GMO-free products has increased. They might not say so in public, but the sellers of top brands have little incentive to take the flack for selling GMOs.
@ 2015-05-14 – 18:43:58
Van went missing with 200,000 postal ballot forms in South Eastern area
from The Tap
The election was rigged, as expected, awoman has claimed in The Guardian. Crooks used the postal vote system to rig the required seats. Thw whistleblower is not great on details, but he claims of how the election could have been rigged are entirely feasible.
Postal voting is ‘wide open to fraud' and should be scrapped in its current form, a top judge warned last night.
Judge Richard Mawrey, who sits in judgment on election fraud cases, said ballot-rigging was now a ‘probability' in some parts of Britain due to the extension of postal voting.
Mr Mawrey, a deputy high court judge, said the introduction of ‘on demand' postal voting had failed to boost turnout. But he warned it had made Britain's electoral system vulnerable to fraud on ‘an industrial scale'.
He told Radio 4's File on 4 programme that in one case last year he had come across 14 different ways in which postal votes can be manipulated.
‘Postal voting on demand, however many safeguards you build into it, is wide open to fraud,' he said.
‘It's open to fraud on a scale that will make election rigging a possibility and indeed in some areas a probability.'
Mr Mawrey presided over a notorious 2004 ballot-rigging case in Birmingham which uncovered evidence of abuse he said would ‘disgrace a banana republic'.
Yesterday he added: ‘What has worried me about this for some time is the ease with which is it possible to commit postal vote fraud and the scale on which it can be committed.
‘In the past when you had personal voting, that is to say voting at polling stations, there was fraud but, frankly, it was minuscule. Postal voting on demand has enabled fraud to be carried out on what, in one case, I described as an industrial scale. Now let's think back, how did we saddle ourselves with this postal voting farrago. Oh yeah, it was that liss long term goal was.tle shit Tony Blair, the traitor and war criminal who sold our country out to foreigners, the one whose government was going to "rub our noses in diversity. Well no effing prizes for guessing what his and The Labour Party's. BTW I must have called Tony Blair a traitor and war criminal on this blog a hundred times now yet I'm still waiting to hear from his lawyers, why d'you think that might be?
@ 2015-05-04 – 17:37:10
A comment from Andy S in a Disqus thread. I haven't come across Andy before but have heard similar things to those he complains of from Labour supporters for many years.
I think the best was about a month after the 2010 election when the lefties were in full witch hunt mode against the coalition and I blogged that we had to give them a chance.
"A chance? Look how they've screwed up the economy," raved one left wing commenter. The real tragedy was that the pillock wasn't joking. Anyway over to Andy S.
The ignorance and gullibility of the Labour Party faithful is astounding to behold. If they are anything like the two Labour canvassers I encountered on Saturday outside my local shop they'd believe anything Ed told them. Among the howlers these two socialist idiots were convinced were true were:-
Andrew Lansley covered up the deaths at Stafford and other hospitals (not Andy Burnham). Also thought that the only unnecessary deaths were at one hospital.
The 50p tax rate on higher earners was introduced in 1997!
Maggie Thatcher sent in hundreds of troops against the miners at Orgreave.
Churchill sent in troops to shoot and kill striking Welsh miners in the 1920s.
Only Tory MPs were gaoled for expenses fiddling.
The 4 million+ immigrants Labour allowed to flood into the country was because we had a skills shortage.
Convinced Maggie Thatcher closed down all the pits (despite me pointing out that the N.U.M.'s own website shows that Labour closed down more pits that the Tories ever did.
I could go on but these two middle aged idiots, who should have known better, wouldn't accept the truth of what Labour did in power, even though I told them where to research the facts. While we have people like these two I despair for the future of this country.
He's Not The Messiah, His Name Is Edymandias - Miliband's slab stunt goes down like a Lead Balloon
Only two days campaigning left before polls open for the 2015 general election. Who will winn? Opinion Poll show no conclusive trends. But inside information tells us the reason conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has a smile on his face as the campaigning draws to a close. Farage is radiant, Clegg looks chirpy as his chances of holding his Sheffied seat have improved enormously, only Ed Milband is down in the dumps.
@ 2015-05-03 – 17:52:47
It should be obvious, even to hand wringing, breast beating, hypocritical left wing wailers and gnashers of teeth that the EU is actively encouraging mass immigration from Africa to Europe and is quite possibly involved in organising the ruthless, criminal operation.
Part of the EU agenda has always bee, to flood white European nations with millions of third world migrants in order to make the bolshy and (relatively) educated native whites a marginalized minority in their own countries, lower labour costs and throw the democratic process out of kilter.
The EU sees replacing white Europeans with unskilled, illiterate third world migrants as the best chance of having destroying political opposition to a meritocratic, totalitarian, single European superstate ruled by appointed bureaucrats from Brussels.
While this race replacement is aimed at all white European countries, at the moment the focus is predominantly on replacing the native people of Northern European countries such as the UK, Germany and the Scandinavian countries as they are the most articulate and organised and while less volatile than their Mediterranean counterparts are always going to be more formidable opponents should things deteriorate to such and extent that civil conflict breaks out.
As usual, this is why it is the UK that is at the forefront of advocating mass immigration from Africa because the UK has the most hateful elite in Europe who despise the working class people of the UK to an extent unheard of in most other countries.
The UK is the country the far-left cabal in European elite want to see fall first because London is such a major financial hub, so the UK is one of the main targets for disruption by mass immigration.
We must not fall into the trap of scapegoating the immigrants and those trying to enter our country illegally because they have been told they will be welcomed here and the government pays people a wage for doing nothing. Who would not want to live in such a rich and wonderful country.
It is our own political, business and academic elites who have declared war on us.
The West Is Always To Blame For Africa's Troubles
It seems to us that we in the west are responsible for all of Africa's racial, economic and it was even the 'evil white man' who instigated tribal wars and genocides that took place before and parts of the continent was colonised.
Mass Immigration Marginalises White Working Class Says Soros Think Tank
Here's How Working Class Organisations Out Of Which the Labour Movement Grew Were Hijacked By Elitist Control Freaks
The International Elite's Contempt For National Sovereignty
Ersatz Culture Created By World View Theorists To Undermine Western Values
New World Order War On free Speech Comes To Britain - Guardian editor accused of treason
@ 2015-05-03 – 14:12:05
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@ 2015-05-01 – 17:17:36
For at least two years now, from the moment we became aware of the nature of the Obama Administration's free trade' deals (which are really about freeing global corporations from competition and legal constraints rather than free trade in any conventional sense,) Little Nicky and his friends at Boggart Blog, The Daily Stirrer, Boggart Abroad and elsewhere (see links at foot of article) have been trying to raise awareness of the biggest threat to invividual liberty and national sovereignty since .... well ever.
WikiLeaks has fed up by regularly publishing leaked documents relating to the highly secret Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty negotiations, which are taking place behind closed doors and involve EU and American bureaucrats and corporate lawyers but exclude our democratically elected representatives in national parliaments and assemblies.
Many campaigners agains TTIP and TPP feel these treaties, which will give corporate lawyers the ability to rewrite national law in the interests of increasing profitability, are the culmination of a long term policy to establish and unelected global government, a meritocracy of bureaucrats and academics.
Two game-changing trade agreements are now perilously close to completion.
Their basic aims are three-fold: to elevate the rights of “investors,” that is of corporations, above the rights of citizens; to transfer sovereignty from the seats of national government to the corporate HQs of the world’s largest multinationals; and to cement Western domination of the global economy for the foreseeable future.
Naturally, few voters are likely to support such a radical program. Hence the acute need for secrecy, obfuscation and lies throughout the negotiation process. Eventually, even they are not enough. The lies start showing through and the flimsy facade begins to slip. In the later stages — roughly where we are now — the only way to finish the job is to incrementally, almost imperceptibly snuff out the institution of representative democracy itself. To do that, one must still keep the illusion of democracy alive, at least until the ink on its death warrant (i.e. a fully signed trade agreement) is dry.
This explains the European Commission’s constant empty promises of increased transparency, accountability and public consultation. The latest installment in this ridiculous charade came not from Brussels but from the US government, which announced that it will open up reading rooms in its embassies across the EU, so that national politicians can read secret documents related to TTIP.
Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks is still banged up in the Ecudorian embassy in London but is still very involved in efforts to raise opposition to the corporate power grab that is going on all over the world with the complicity of elected governments. In an interview with Australian News Agency Fairfax Media, Mr Assange said that while he does not expect to leave the embassy compound any time soon, WikiLeaks very much remains in the business of publishing the secrets of diplomats and spies.
"There'll be more publications – about large international so-called free trade deals, and about an intelligence agency," Mr Assange said.
In a wide ranging interview Mr Assange discussed the recent establishment of a secure internet chat system to enable anonymous sources to contact WikiLeaks and the prospective reintroduction of a secure electronic drop box to facilitate the deposit of leaked documents.
Mr Assange said that a key challenge arose from the fact that any website open to receive anonymous leaks was an "exposed front door that becomes a permanent target" for intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
One part of the solution is to embed the instructions and code for the submission system on every webpage so that potential sources would be concealed amidst the estimated 500,000 unique readers who visit the WikiLeaks website each month.
"That gives a source some cover," Mr Assange said, "but it's important to understand that the protection of sources requires much more than a single technological fix."
Little Nicky Machiavelli will keep you informed of developments.
How Congressional Republicans Lie to Approve Obama Trade Deals
With opposition to Obama's 'anything-but-free' trade treaties Trans Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership strengthening both in the USA and Europe, it is interesting to observe how support for Obama's neo - con inititiative which would grant corporate lawyers the power to overturn national law, is not falling according to the usual political party lines. Billionaires and those on the payroll of global corporations are broadly in support, others are recognising the threat to democracy and personal liberty.
How Mainstream Media And The Major Political Parties Are Making Sure Voters Do not Hear The Voices Of Politics' Most Powerful Critics
As the General Election campaign starts to heat up, we try to shift focus away from the squabbling between Conservative and Labour about who can make the most promises they have no intention of keeping and to the real issues concerning jobs, social breakdown , mass immigration, and loss of national sovereignty.
US Senators Block Obama's Fast Track For Corporate Friendly Trade Deals
As the efforts of the European Union to 'fast track' the pernicious and corporate friendly Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) his widespread opposition across the European Union member nations, the far eastern equivalent TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is being derailed by similar fears about jobs, workers' rights and national sovereignty in the USA.
@ 2015-04-30 – 20:11:45
In spite of the claim from the rent-boy president Barack Hussein Obama that he had 'conclusive proof' the Malasian Airlines Boeing 777, flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine by Russian separatists, no such proof has so far been forthcoming. All we have from Obama can be suymmed up as "You whitey gotta believe me because I'se black."
Meanwhile the trickle of information that leaks out from those involved in the investigation of the outrage becomes more and more disturbing.
Take this from 4 Bit News for example:
You would expect that “the authorities”, you know those government organisations who are paid for by the people, would carry out a responsibility to their citizens if they thought there was an impending and substantial threat to life wouldn’t you. Well, you would in a modern democratic, western country at least – yes? Not so!
The German authorities were aware of the risks of flying over war-torn eastern Ukraine before Malaysian flight MH17 was shot down last July, but failed to inform local air carriers of the danger. A diplomatic cable by Germany’s Foreign Ministry a few days before the tragedy warned that the situation in eastern Ukraine was “worrying,” but “the authorities” decided it was a good tactic to warn no-one, not even their own national carriers.
@ 2015-04-25 – 14:18:37
This is worth remembering:
The only fight that cannot be won is the fight in which the enemy makes all the rules and we foolishly abide by those rules. Life is not a game of chess, and a man can choose to be more than a pawn anytime he has the guts to do so.
@ 2015-04-22 – 14:24:38No comment necessary (Image source)
It's getting crazy. We have the hand - wringing, breast beating, clothes rending, wailing gnashing teeth, do gooders of the guilt addicted left saying we must do more to help immigrants get across the Mediterranean to Europe.
We have clueless politicians dithering, and we have UKIP talking sense, Cameron talking bollocks, Miliband dancing to The Mad Wee Hag's tune already and Katie Hopkins grabbing more attention than she deserves thanks to mainstream media misreporting her comments and the idiotic left going into one of their now several times daily Two Minutes Hate sessions.
Today however, in a Daily Telegraph thread, i read a very pertinent comment that deserves wider circulation. I have no way of confirming that the author is genuine, or that the comment is factually accurate. It seems however to be borbe out by what I have seen on television and read in mainstream and alternative media relating to the current crisis.
Sguest, 22 April, 2015 in The Daily Telegraph.
<p style="margin:30px">I am a part owner of a business in Egypt that builds boats for use on the Red Sea for tourism.</p>
<p style="margin:30px">In 2005 we employed a carpenter who said that he had been working in Libya building the flimsiest of wooden boats for use by people smugglers. He said that such boats were sailed to Italy where the boats and the people were abandoned. The smugglers escaped because they bribed the Italian coast guards to let them go free. (Our new employee didn't last long because, hardly surprisingly, the standard of his work left much to be desired).</p>
<p style="margin:30px">This is something that has been going on long before Qaddafi was deposed but nowadays the scale is much larger because there is so much money to be made. I have heard that the migrants have to scrape together as much as £2,000 each, at least some of which seems to come from relatives already in Europe.</p>
<p style="margin:30px">I actually met a Tunisian who paid a similar amount and turned up with many others to board a boat. The boat never turned up and they all lost their money.</p>
<p style="margin:30px">The smugglers are not just the ones who put these people onto boats in Libya but also the ones who enable the migrants to leave their own countries and travel overland to the Libyan coast. Many of them have to cross other countries to get to Libya. For examples, Eritreans have to cross Sudan.</p>
<p style="margin:30px">The smugglers are the worst of criminals - murderers and thieves, at least, and every effort should be made to capture and punish them ruthlessly.</p>
Those comments just about sum it up, the wailing and gnashing of teeth about how we should let the migrants into Europe are only encouraging more to put their lives into the hands of the ruthless crimilals who deal in human contraband. The hand wringing lefties are not helping poor Africans and refugees, they are killing them. Well done guys, another own goal by the wailing, gnashing teeth side.
So maybe Katy Hopkins was onto something, she did not actually say send gunboats to blow the litle craft overloaded with migrants out of the water, so the screeching lefties have no more idea than you or I what was in her mind (I suspect £ signs were somehow involved).
To talk of "sending a gunboat" is however a reference to british Foreign Policy of the Pax Brittanica era prior to World War One, called by historians Gunboat Diplomancy. Whenever the natives got restless Britain would send a few gunboats to blockade their trading ports.
Similarly we could now do the same with Libya, pending restoration of stable government there, but aresting crews and impounding boats whose business could not be proved legitimate and in the case of overloaded migrant boats, taking the passengers to safety. Simples, but as always with the left, they are too quick to hate, too slow to think.
Europe In Crisis About The Mediterranean Boat People
The intervention in Libya by western powers France, UK and USA (the FUKUS axis) was morrally and politically wrong as well as being perhaps the most stupid example of balls out politics by an American president ever. To overthrow the leader of any nation, no matter how unpopular he is with other world leaders, is a dangerous game.
The Mediterranean Boat People Crisis - How Does Europe Deal With The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
The numbers of migrants trying to cross from the Libya on the coast of north Africa to one of the EU's southern nations is increasing. Europe's impoverished southern nations can't cope. And in the better off nations of northern Europe immigration is a toxic issue which is fuelling the rise of anti EU parties from France to Finnland in the north and Hungary in the east. What can be done?
@ 2015-04-17 – 19:45:39
A Liberal Democrat activist who sits on two national party committees has been suspended from her regional party after a string of sexist comments on social media. The activist in question, Sarah Noble, made multiple tweets of a disturbingly hateful nature, including “kill all men”, “fuck men”, and “die cis[gendered] scum”.
The comments were brought to light by by HEqual, a gender egalitarian campaigning group. After being made aware of them, former Lib Dem Equalities Minister Jo Swinson was quick to condemn Noble’s comments. Writing on Facebook, Swinson said the comments were “completely unacceptable” and “in no way represent the views of Liberal Democrats”. The former Minister also said that Noble has been asked to delete her tweets and apologise. No apology has yet been forthcoming.
A man who told a 12-year-old boy who was selling poppies to raise money for The Royal British Legion that he would have him “shot by the Taliban” has walked free from jail.
Adelso Saws, who already has a conviction for armed robbery, was let off with a suspended sentence after being found guilty of threatening the Army cadet, The Express reports.
The slap-on-the-wrist comes after Romanian Marius Dura was also handed a suspended sentence after admitting he told two army cadets he was going to “chop their heads off” back in February.
Saws, 34, from Kilburn in Derbyshire told the boy he was not going to buy a poppy from him, which raises money for people who have served in the British Armed Forces, because “all you do is kill Muslims”.
The criminal, who served a ten year sentence for armed robbery and another five years for affray, then ran to his car and sped off when an older cadet challenged him.
I Am Going to Have You Shot by Terrorists': Man Who Threatened 12-Year-Old Poppy Seller Walks Free
Threats, Violence and Hate have always been the left's favourite debating tools
Threats of violence and even death are being used to stop UKIP from campaigning for the general election as the hard left try to stamp the party out.
Groups including ‘Stand Up To UKIP’ have warned UKIP candidates not to turn up to hustings while activists claim to have been spat at in the street, the Express reports.
And across the country, campaign offices have been vandalised, with socialists boasting on twitter they would even set fire to a shop with UKIP supporters still inside it.
If She Opens The Door, Shoot Her!” Left Wing Threats Against UKIP Candidates Spreads To Norfolk
An anonymous letter was set to a candidate in West Lancashire threatening him if he turned up to a hustings event – a key mechanism in Britain’s democratic process.
Jack Sen was told the event last Tuesday “would go tragically for all involved” if he turned up, and was signed from ‘Standing Up To UKIP’
Mr Sen said: “I would have loved to go to the hustings, but I’ve been warned that because it was a co-ordinated letter, it’s high risk for me and my family.
In Great Yarmouth, police were called after residents of Northgate Street in the town were visited by a group of four men insisting they remove their UKIP poster on their windows.
When the home owners refused to do so, they were threatened and eventually took the posters down – before the men drove off.
The seat was a key target for UKIP before its young candidate, Matt Smith, had to resign over allegations he has since been cleared of. His replacement, Alan Gray, is still doing well in the polls but is unlikely to win although the party should pick up local council seats.
However, this did not stop thugs driving past the house where he and his wife, who are both councillors on Great Yarmouth Borough Council, live, shouting “If she opens the door, shoot her!”. The police are said to be investigating the incident having spoken to Mrs Gray.
The Labour party in the constituency have also been accused of inventing fake UKIP policies as they try to win the coastal seat from Conservative Minister Brandon Lewis.
Is that enough to convince you that while those silly, bigoted airheads whose opinions follow the latest Facebook meme might screech about UKIP being extremists, it is really the various groups of neo Nazi bigots on the 'left' of the political spectrum that rely on smears, lies, violence, thuggery and brownshirt tactics because they have no cogent arguments to offer.
Their WE ARE RIGHT BECAUSE WE SAY SO case is not exactly scintillating rhetoric is it.
Labour Scourge Of Tax Avoiders Is A Tax Dodger? WTF is going on?
We have often made points about the hypocroisy of the left, particularly those lefties, but surely Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheim - the diamond people) is the undisputed champ of left wing hypocrites. As a senior Labour MP Margaret was always eager to condemn tax avoidance. Unfortunately like most self righteous Labour millionaires she did not practice what she preached.
The Baltimore Riots: The Verdict Of Baseball Team The Orioles Owner's Son
In the wake of violent protests that left eastern USA port city Baltimore in flames and were triggered by the funeral of Freddie Gray who died after sustaining a spinal injury while being taken into policy custody, American politicians and media commentators are struggling to explain to the public how the events of Monday evening could happen in twenty - first century America.
@ 2015-04-16 – 15:00:00
With the major bookmakers, inclusing Willam Hill, Ladbrokes, Fred Done and Paddy Power abbouncing they have closed the book on all bets concerning the Greek exit (Grexit) from the Eurozone, the Boggart Blog bookie has no option but to follow suit.
In the event of a rush of money (on when rather than if) he would not be able to hedge it with the bigger players.
The move from bookies was prompted by information leaked from the IMF:
Greek officials have made an informal approach to the International Monetary Fund to delay repayments of loans to the international lender, highlighting the parlous state of Greek finances, but were told that no rescheduling was possible.
According to officials briefed on the talks by both sides, Athens was persuaded not to make a specific request for a delay to the Fund, which is owed almost €1bn in two separate payments due in May.
Although Athens was rebuffed, the discussions, which occurred in private earlier this month, are a sign that the Greek government is finding it increasingly difficult to scrape together enough money to continue to pay wages and pensions while meeting its debt payments to external lenders.
Yields on Greek bonds soared on Thursday following the news, with yields on three-year paper rising 134 basis points to 25.10 per cent, the highest since the country’s restructuring. Its 10-year yields climbed 45 basis points to 12.18 per cent…
IMF officials have been consistent in demanding that a rescheduling of repayments can only come as part of a completely renegotiated bailout programme. Should it miss a payment, Greece would become the first developed economy to go into arrears at the Fund, something only counties like Zaire and Zimbabwe have done in the past (and with disastrous consequences.)
One inside source said the proposal was to “reshuffle the repayment schedule for the IMF loan over the coming months,” allowing Greek government leader Alexis Tsipras the money to pay pensions and public sector salaries while negotiating with European creditors over payment of the next tranche of bailout loans.
As a reminder, Thursday morning, reports indicated that Athens has appealed to the IMF for a reshuffling of its debt repayment schedule so that the government can pay pensions and public sector wages while attempting to negotiate a deal with creditors — Tsipras was rebuffed.
Graham Sharpe, A spokesman for William Hill had this to say:
"Greece had been heavily backed down ro 1/5 to be the first to quit the Eurozone, and we'd also been shortening the odds for Greece to leave during 2015. They'd come down from 5/1 to 3/1.It is now looking increasingly likely that they could begin the process of departing very shortly'
'No one is interested in backing Greece to stay in the Eurozone until the end of the year, so we decided to pull the plug on the markets until either the decision to leave is taken, or the crisis point passes and a plan is put in place enabling the country to remain in' added Sharpe.]
Has German Finance Minister Goven The OK For A Greex EU Exit Referendum?
Comments by German Finance Chief Wolfgang Schaeuble seemed to indicate that the EU's paymaster is ready to let Greek PM Tsipras put continuing Euro single currency membership for Greece to a popular vote. Any such move could affect negotiations with creditors by allowing Syriza to claim it hasn’t betrayed its support base, but a vote also risks plunging the country into turmoil should the gambit backfire
@ 2015-04-15 – 18:48:55
Not really interested in this topic now, I did all the posts on how statements made by Obama in this book and when he was an Illinois state senator contradicted the campaign narrative in very disturbing ways that would have totally discredited any other candidate. But I felt I had to repost it just to show once again the truth on my claim that on a long timeline Little Nicky Machiavelli is always right. 22-CityView presents Barack Obama speaking at the Cambridge Public Library. Recorded on September 20,1995, this originally aired on Channel 37 Cambridge Municipal Television as an episode of the show "The Author Series." In this episode Obama discusses his book "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance," which at the time had just been released a few months previously.
@ 2015-04-13 – 21:27:14
Every man, woman and child in Britain is more than £3,400 in debt – without knowing it and without borrowing a single penny – thanks to the proliferation of controversial deals used to pay for infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.
The UK owes more than £222bn to banks and businesses as a result of Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) – “buy now, pay later” agreements between the government and private companies on major projects. The startling figure – described by experts as a “financial disaster” – has been calculated as part of an Independent on Sunday analysis of Treasury data on more than 720 PFIs. The analysis has been verified by the National Audit Office (NAO).
The headline debt is based on “unitary charges” which start this month and will continue for 35 years. They include fees for services rendered, such as maintenance and cleaning, as well as the repayment of loans underwritten by banks and investment companies.
Basically, a PFI is like a mortgage that the government takes out on behalf of the public. The average annual cost of meeting the terms of the UK’s PFI contracts will be more than £10bn over the next decade.
And the cost of servicing PFIs is growing. Last year, it rose by £5bn. It could rise further, with inflation. The upward creep is the price taxpayers’ pay for a financing system which allows private firms to profit from investing in infrastructure.
An NAO briefing, released last month, says: “In the short term using private finance will reduce reported public spending and government debt figures.” But, longer term, “additional public spending will be required to repay the debt and interest of the original investment”.
A case in point is Britain’s biggest health trust, Barts Health NHS Trust in London, which was placed in special measures last month. It is £93m in debt – struggling under the weight of a 43-year PFI contract under which it will pay back more than £7bn on contracts valued at a fraction of that sum (£1.1bn).
Labour's NHS Privatization By Stealth PFI Deals Are Killing Hospital Patients
It is really gobsmacking to see every day, Labour supporters blaiming the Conservatives and Lib Dems for the NHS cisis and accusing UKIP of wanting to privatize the NHS,, when in reality UKIP, the only party whose leaders have real world business experience, are the only party that can or even wish to save the NHS. Get wise to LabLibCon corporate piracy.
NHS executives 'earn £35 million in pay rises' despite funding crisis
While Labour, Lib Dem and Green politicians accused the Conservatives of starving the NHS of cash,and as many Hospital Trusts faced financial problems and having to cut back on standards of care given to patients, we are learning that NHS bosses awarded themselves over £35 million in pay rises during the worst financial year in the history of the service.
@ 2015-04-13 – 16:49:03
Don't trust the GMO companies until they look you in the eye and say they#d let their kids eat the shite (Image source)
Dare to publish a scientific study against Big Biotech, and the brand leader in GM seed, Monsanto, will mount a campaign similar to a medieval witch hunt, aimed at defaming and discrediting you. All in all this is very similar the what happens in any area of commercial activity in which researcers working in the public interest collide with the science whores who prostitute themselves for corporate money.
Consider climate change, a field in which scepticism of the scientifically flawed case that the minor fluctuations we have seen in climate in recent decades constitute an existential threat to life on earth, but are beyond doubt caused by carbon dioxide emissions associated with human activity.
Though this is a far from unanimous view (see HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE. While the Warmageddonist zealots (yes, it is like a religion for them and as the links above show, as with the Medieval Catholic Church, heretcs who question the dogma are persecuted) screech that the sceptical voices are funded by the demonic Big Koch (Koch Bros, a US indistrial conglomerate), Big Oil and Big Gas, the Warmageddonists are funded by big government and those engaged in a campaign for global government, and Big Money (Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street investment banks planned before the 2008 crash, to create a $1trillion a year market in trading carbon credits.
All of which shows the self righteous posturing of 'green' politicians in a rather different perspective.
It has been much the same case with the propaganda campaign mounted by politicians, the media and biotech industry PR consultants to force the world to replace natural food with genetically modified seed HERE and HERE and HERE.
Now, not for the first time, a Monsanto employee, who still works for the company and so cannot be named, has blown the whistle on the fact that Monsanto are aware of the risks to human health and the environment posed by GMOs. The whistleblower admits that there is an entire department within the corporation with the simple task of ‘discrediting' and ‘debunking' scientists who speak out against GMOs.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently classified glyphosate, a chemical in Monsanto's best-selling herbicide Roundup, as carcinogenic – news that is really heating things up with biotech. So Monsanto has been demanding that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) retract their statements about the poisons's toxicity to human health.
(Don't pretand you're shocked, Little Nicky Machiavelli and his friends have been been warning you for ten years about the shite corporate science whores wanted to put in your stomach.)
The company demands this even though a peer-reviewed study published in March of 2015 in the respected journal, The Lancet Oncology, conducted a analysis proving that glyphosate was indeed ‘probably carcinogenic.'
Monsanto's vice president of global regulatory affairs Philip Miller explained Monsanto's case (which can be summed up as "don't fuck with us or you'll be sorry") in an interview with Reuters linked below:
Corporate Capitalism Has Replaced Democracy In Western Nations.
Although this is about the UK General Election in 2015 it has much wider relevance, concerning what is happening in the democratic societies of the developed nation. For that reason this look at how corporate capitalism is usurping democracy and individual freedom will also be relevant long after that election in May 2025.
Anti-Science – The Church Of Scienceology's Latest Pejorative Term For People Who Think And Question.
We are not the only web site to take exception to accusations of being anti - science and all the other pejorative terms used by the Church Of Scienceology disciples to deflect criticism from independent minded people who are smart anough to ask Cui Bono? Which corporate business benefits.
@ 2015-04-12 – 17:19:03Todays election talking point (Image source)
A few of you may have noticed we are to elect a new government in less than a month. Election fever in the media is building to a climax as politicians of all parties and political pundits of all shades of self interest spout endless empty rhetoric about British values and democratic principles and who is best placed to save the NHS.
So far all of this has failed to inflame passions in the national psyche, the three main parties, Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat are utterly discredited and have totally lost the trust of the voters. Supporters of each are clutching as straws from the straw polls to try and claim their party is surging forward while support to the others is crumbling.
It is not so, more important than what the published data from polls tells us is what they don't tell us, i.e. how they allocate the votes of people who have not made up their minds, say they do not intend to vote or simply decline to answer the questions.
To further complicate matters there is the question of upstart parties such as UKIP, SNP and the Greens, in previous elections just bit part players but now looking set to play a significant role.
The nature of our ‘first past the post' voting system, which has ensured many people - myself among them - have never had the prospect of somebody we actually supported being elected as our Member of Parliament, also means that the only parties with a realistic chance of winning enough seats to enable them to form a government without minority party support are Labour and The Conservatives. As in the outgoing parliament, the party most likely to achieve third place, the Liberal Democrats, might hold the balance of power in a hung parliament.
In the campaign so far, leaders of the three main parties have hogged television and newspaper coverage and embraced a cosy consensus based on the need to continue with ‘austerity', open the borders to more immigrants, give high priority to all issues related to gay and ethnic minority rights and support all military interventions in poor nations launched by the USA. They quibble over the nature or speed of cuts to the public sector and public services but none can suggest how the government deficit might be brought under control without far deeper cuts that any will talk about, or corresponding tax hikes which is another topic that is off limits.
All three main parties are pro-big business, support Britain's further integration into an increasingly federalised European Union and are aligned with the neoliberal economic agenda set by the financial cartel based in the City of London and on Wall Street and by the major transnational corporations. Thus all are committed to signing the iniquitous "Free Trade" agreement being pushed by the corporate puppet Barack Hussein Obama and his corrupt administration in Washington, the Trans - Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TTIP), which will free global corporations from the tiresome obligation to obey national law on trading standards, consumer protection or workers rights.
Think Tanks like Chatham House, Centre for Policy Studies, Foreign Policy Centre, Reform, Institute of Economic Affairs and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, which are really slush funds for academics and failed politicians and which most British voters have never heard of) determined long ago the pro-corporate and generally pro-Washington policies that the main parties will sell to the public.
Bullying tactics in the world of party politics, powerful lobbying groups funded by corporate money and the revolving door between private corporations and the public sector (government departments and QUANGOS) have also helped shape the pro - corporate, pro - globalist agenda.
In 2012 veteral Labour MP Austin Mitchell, who is not seeking re - election, described the UK's four biggest accountancy firms as being "more powerful than government.”
Mr. Mitchell said the companies' financial success allows them privileged access to government policy makers. Of course the case for similar ‘privileged access' could also be made about many other sectors, not least the arms industry and global agritech companies which armed with their poisons, unsustainable model of industrial agriculture and fraudulent claims for their products have been working hand in glove with government to force GMO's into the UK despite most people holding the view that potatoes will not benefit from having the gene that makes them die when exposed to highly toxic to humans herbicide sprayed on them.
The power and influence of think tanks, lobbying firms and cronyism means the major parties provide the illusion of choice and democracy, but in reality offers the public via propaganda spread by the toothless and supine corporate media the choice of being governed by A, A or A. The knockabout, name calling, schoolyard squabble level debate of party politics serves as entertainment for a public that is increasingly disillusioned with politics, but does not effectively mask the reality that whoever wins the election, for the next five years the same people will be running the country as have run it for the past five, and the five before that.
The main parties have all accepted economic neoliberalism and the financialisation of the British economy and all that it has entailed: weak or non-existent trade unions, shinking manufacturing base, an ideological assault on the public sector, the offshoring of jobs, deregulation, privatisation of essential industries (and worse, the removal of laws that prevented foreign interests owning certain essential industries, and an economy dominated by financial services.
In Britain, long gone are the relatively well-paid manufacturing jobs that helped build and sustain the economy. In its place, the country has witnessed the imposition of a low taxation regime, low-paid and insecure ‘service sector' jobs (no-contract work, zero hours contracts, macjobs, call centre jobs – much of which soon went abroad), a real estate bubble, credit card debt and student debt, which all helped create the illusion of a functional economy in order to maintain demand during the debt - led boom years under Labour Prime Ministers Blair and Brown.
Levels of public debt spiraled, personal debt became unsustainable and the deregulated financial sector demanded the public must write down its own gambling debts.
The economy now relies on a banking and finance-sector cartel that specialises in rigging markets, debt creation, money laundering and offshoring profits in various tax havens. The banking industry applies huge pressure on governments and has significant influence over policies to ensure things remain this way.
The economy, and the need to solve its problems will be glibly discussed throughout the campaign but there will be few words spoken about why or how the top one percent in the UK increased their wealth substantially in 2008, while the economic crisis was wiping out savings, destroying pension funds and sending unemployment figures rocketing. Even less will be said about why levels of inequality, under both the Conservative and Labour governments before 2010 and the Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition have sky rocketed over the past three decades.
Above are some of the reasons why my vote will be going to the upstart Libertarian party UKIP (for the benefit of University Brainwashed politics and social science graduates, Libertarian does not mean "Extreme right wing" is actually means "opposed to the authoritarianism offered by Labour and Conservatives,) the only party that offers a way to smash the political metastasis the two parties of government have led us into.
UKIP are also the only party that can save the NHS because they are the only party that understands the NHS is in crisis because of a bloated and incompetent management structure. SO BLEAH, you hand wringing, wailing, teeth gnashing left wing idiots.
The New World Order?
It is hard to think of another phrase that gets authority worshippers quite so wound up as New World Order. The worlds always prompt a sneerfest among those who are quick to shout 'Conspiracy Theory' and slow to think. The phrase was not coined by a conspiracy theorist, nor was is some secret masonic code used on United States dollar bills to signify the intention to create a global empire (Novus Ordo Seclorum does not even mean 'New World Order' - more below).
The Free Trade Deception Almost No One Understands
More on those evil twins of global trade, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which are not about freeing business from bureaucracy but freeing corporations from the tiresome obligation to obey national laws covering trading standards, food quality, workers' rights, consumer protection and the environment. We've written about both treaties many times before.
Europe is waking up to the threat of globalism and the Transatlantic Partnership
Massive protests in Europe, an issue that unites the bitterly hostile right and left wing politiucal factions in the USA, the Trans Altantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP) must be something quite special. The Daily Stirrer believes it is a corporate power grab, a bid to transfer the lawmaking systems of sovereign nations to bureucrats and corporate lawyers. Learn more below ...
After TTIP Signed, Corporate Sovereignty Will Trump National Laws
News on the anti democracy, anti - sovereignty, corporate friendly TTIP and its sibling TPP, TISA, TAFTA and other treaties that change the meaning of the phrase 'free trade' to mean corporate businesses are free to do as they like without having to consider tedious civil rights, environmental protection and consumer protection laws.
Reasons Why This Pagan Will Not Vote Labour, Conservative Or Liberal Democrat.
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Death Of Democracy
GMO Corporate Lies
TTIP - the free trade deal that threatens freedom
Democracy is dying
Western democracy being murdered by corporate media
The Declaration of Interdependence - global fascism
Corporate Monopoly Men are winning
Corporatism is fascism
Globalism threatens democracy
The elite's global takeover agenda
The elite are centralizing power on global bureaucracies
@ 2015-04-10 – 15:14:15
Over at our other site, The Daily Stirrer, we have been covering the story of a gay cake. Obviously the cake itself is not gay, but the purpose it was ordered for (to be served at an event organised by a gay-activist mayor in support of same sex marriage). The message it was required to bear, "Support Gay Marriage", added to the fact that the bakery that refused the order as it forced them to support a political they strongly disagree with, was know to be run by evangelical Christians suggests the shop was singled out as a deliberate provocation.
I don't think I'm the only person who, while bearing homosexuals no ill will, is sick of the gay rights lobby trying to politicize their sexuality. In fact I know I'm not, a homosexual I've known as a good friend for many years, and who prefers to be referred to as queer rather than gay, is very worried that a major backlash will drive people like himself back into the closet.
And stories like this one which I picked up today suggest he could be right. It is, is it not, typical of the self righteous, hypocritical left that having won their case, they carry on with increasingly outrageous demands and fascistic bullying tactics until they lose it again.
Now Protesters Insist That Christian Schools Must HIRE A Gay Teacher
Source: The Des Moins Register
Students and alumni of a Catholic high school in Iowa held a rally on Wednesday afternoon to protest a decision by school officials not to hire a gay teacher.
The rally at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines involved a walkout and a demonstration at which a handful of students and alumni spoke, reports The Des Moines Register.
The gay teacher who did not get hired had worked as a substitute at Dowling Catholic High — a school of some 1,430 souls.
In the process of vetting the teaching candidate for a full-time teaching job, school officials learned that he has a boyfriend and is engaged to be married.
“In holding this walkout, our goal is to let our community, administration and diocese know that the decisions of our diocesan and school leaders are not a direct reflection of what the students at Dowling Catholic believe,” Dowling student Grace Mumm said, according to the Register.
“This is not just about someone getting rejected, this is about love. We cannot let this issue slide without voicing that love,” Mumm also declared.
The speakers at the Wednesday afternoon rally discussed how broadminded they believe themselves to be. Many of the participants identified themselves as gay or lesbian.
@ 2015-04-08 – 21:24:09
Planning To Join The Immortals? We Shall Be As Gods, Say Tech Billionaires
Ray Kurzweil, Google's transhumanism Tsar and the tech titans who founded Google, Facebook, eBay, Napster and Netscape are using their billions to rewrite the nation’s science agenda and transform biomedical research.
Their objective is to use the tools of technology — the chips, software programs, algorithms and big data they used in creating an information revolution — to understand and upgrade what they consider to be the most complicated piece of machinery in existence: the human body.
The entrepreneurs are driven by a certitude that rebuilding, regenerating and reprogramming patients’ organs, limbs, cells and DNA will enable people to live longer and better. The work they are funding includes hunting for the secrets of living organisms with insanely long lives, engineering microscopic nanobots that can fix your body from the inside out, figuring out how to reprogram the DNA you were born with, and exploring ways to digitize your brain based on the theory that your mind could live long after your body expires.
“I believe that evolution is a true account of nature,” as Thiel put it. “But I think we should try to escape it or transcend it in our society.”
John Kerry Calls For The Internet To Be Placed Under The Authority Of The United Nations
US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking earlier this week in South Korea, said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom.” Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet.
@ 2015-04-07 – 18:26:35
One of the winners of the mobile revolution has been ARM Holdings, which designs microchips for a variety of devices, from smartphones to fridges to cars
ARM chips have become popular over the past decade for their relatively low power consumption, which is especially crucial for portable, battery-operated devices. (Intel, which is still the dominant chip company for desktop, laptop, and server PCs, has missed out on this boom but not through lack of trying.
And as the "internet of things” has expanded beyond phones to smart cards, wearable devices, and embedded sensors, the number of chips containing ARM processors has soared—to 12 billion in 2014, roughly double the units shipped in 2010 according to the company's public relations counsultants.
ARM sales chart (via Blacklisted News)ARM expects its saled to double again, to 60 billion chips in 2020, with tiny “microcontroller” computers, smart cards, and “embedded connectivity” chips—network access for the internet of things—leading its growth. "Everything is becoming an internet enabled computer," the company says, "computers will control everything."
ARM would say that, wouldn't they. My life will not be controlled by computers and nor should yours be (unless you are one of those foos who thinks science is a religion and mathematics is God. The "internet of things" is just a catch-phrase to distract from the knowledge that everything you buy is being used by government and corporate businesses to gather data about you.
We can defeat this assault on our privacy and dignity by simply not buying internet enabled fridges, televisions, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and so on. If people don't buy them, the manufacturers will have to stop making them, because selling this garbage is their first priority.
We don't need internet enabled domestic appliances, how is the fact that Google know how often you vacuum your carpets or take a shower help them to make your life better. It's just fucking creepy.
It's a simple question of whether or not Americans can refrain from arming themselves with every stupid gadget the TV hangs in front of their faces.
@ 2015-04-02 – 16:34:36
The 2016 US Presidential race looks set to become more farcical than the 2008 campaign that ended in Barack Obama being proclaimed President by virtue of his skin colour.
Now stop that wailing and gnashing of teeth, I never said that being black should have disqualified him from being President, only that his ethnic origin (mixed race) should not have been used to defect criticism of the former rent boy's many obvious failings that should have made voters aware he was unfit for office.
Now, with the Republicans seemingly determined to lose again, probably because they know how much shit America is in, (in the future we expect to see Jeb Bush sitting in the back of a limousine alongside his big brother, and whining, "I couldda been a contender,") the democrats seem once again to select the person most unsuited to the role as their candidate.
from Zero Hedge
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz who never saw a Democratic he did not like or a Republican who should not be executed, amazingly admitted in trying to defend Hillary that she is 67 years old and too old to know what she is doing.
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You cannot get around the fact that what she did was criminal for when all those emails were subpoenaed by Congress, she failed to produce them or inform Congress she had a secret personal email. That is outright OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE and anyone else would go to prison for 5 years. Then when they are discovered, she erases the files. Come on! Why are there three sets of laws – (1) for Democrats, (2) for Republicans, and (3) for the rest of us?
Then her supporter Ed Randel, Former Pennsylvania governor whose wife is a Federal Judge on the Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, argued with a straight face that Edward Snowden hacked the NSA so Hillary was entitled to keep a private server. Hillary’s security would be even less impressive on a computer at her home.
Come on. Rendell is a lawyer and he KNOWS the law. What Hillary did is an absolute criminal act – there is no exception if there is honestly one rule of law for everyone. Can you image what what have happened if Nixon just said sorry, I erased all the tapes. Tough shit!
So just as Obama's supporters saying the fact that is was not an American Citizen, his fraudulent posing as a Kenyan student to get a free college education, his lying about his family history and the fact that the social security number he uses belongs to a man born over 100 years ago and was issued by the government of a state in which he never lived counted for nothing against the fact that he is 'black' so the democrats are now saying that hillary Clintons CV (a disastrous Secretary Of State, wife of a crooked former President and now a self confessed criminal) on top of evidence of senility counts for nothing against the fact that she is female.