Watch What Happens When Two Cops Offer People ‘Free Hugs’ ‪#‎HugACop‬


Note: Nice PR move for an industry steeped in violence and corruption against the public. We really need to turn things around and get back to the days of Mayberry RFD where our public servants actually serves the public as caring friends and neighbors. Not the robocops of today programmed to be bullys and thugs.

Kudo’s to the Delaware cops giving “Free Hugs”, you’re setting a great example for your peers….

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#‎HugACop What happens when two police officers walk down the street with signs that say “Free Hugs”?

The Newark Delaware Police Department released a heartwarming video on their Facebook page that answers that question.

In the video, which already has nearly 5 million views, Corporal James Spadola and Officer First Class Aaron Olicker offer hugs to anyone who wants them.

Spadola explained that he came up with the #HugACop idea because there has been so much negative news surrounding police.

“I just wanted to come up with a positive time between the police and the citizens,” Spadola said.

Watch the feel-good video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqi10h0Tg_U

Police Department seeks help after nut theft, posts mug shot of squirrel


On the lighter side, have a feeling this is the direction news is heading in after we move thru the shift…wild, wacky and on the fun, sunny side of life. And so it is and shall be :)

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LLoyd’s Emerging Risk Report – 2015: Food System Shock


Note: From Dani at RemovingtheShackles:

I have posted the entire PDF of Lloyd’s Emerging Risk Report – 2015:  Food System Shock Below.   please share this information around as it is more important than most of the crap the MSM is putting out there- this is the NOTICE that is being handed to us.

“There is a pressing need to reduce the uncertainty surrounding the impacts of an extreme shock to the food supply. Sudden disruptions to the supply chain could reduce the global food supply and trigger a spike in food prices, leading to substantial knock-on effects for businesses and societies. The food system’s existing vulnerability to systemic shocks is being exacerbated by factors such as climate change, water stress, ongoing globalisation, and heightening political instability
Lloyd’s commissioned the development of a scenario of extreme shock to global food production in order to explore the implications for insurance and risk. Experts in the field of food security and the economics of sustainable development were asked to develop a scenario describing a plausible, relatively severe production shock affecting multiple agricultural commodities and regions, and to describe the cascade of events that could result. ….
A shock to the global food supply could trigger significant claims across multiple classes of insurance, including (but not limited to) terrorism and political violence, political risk, business interruption, marine and aviation, agriculture, environmental liability, and product liability and recall. These losses could be compounded by the potential for a food system shock to last for many years; and the ability of insurers to pay claims quickly is expected to be an important factor in post-shock recovery. More broadly, the insurance industry may also be affected by impacts on investment income and the global regulatory and business environment.
The insurance industry is in a position to make an important contribution to improving the resilience and sustainability of the global food system. As businesses become increasingly aware of the threat posed by food system disruption, they may invest more heavily in comprehensive risk transfer structures, and a severe shock could motivate individuals and businesses to address gaps in their risk management. As such, global food supply shock could also represent a substantial opportunity for insurers, who will have a key role in assisting clients to understand their risk exposure and to tailor appropriate risk transfer solutions.
Scenarios are an important method of exploring emerging risks; they are not predictions or forecasts. The following scenario is simply one of a multitude of events that could occur. When the scenario considers actions or events by individual governments or individuals within specific countries, it is not stating that Lloyd’s is predicting that the events will occur. Many of the comments are based on events that have occurred in the past – either in the countries mentioned or extrapolated from other regions. However, individual countries are only named specifically to give realism to the event and allow appropriately detailed calculations to be made – events could occur in different countries or not at all, and to illustrate this some alternative scenarios are provided. Lloyd’s firmly believes that the insurance industry will be stronger by considering a variety of scenarios around mega-risks, and the only way to do this consistently is to give sufficient detail. This has long been the approach within the Lloyd’s Realistic Disaster Scenario process. Lloyd’s has chosen to share this work openly because it believes that a debate within the insurance industry, and beyond, will strengthen the global community

PDF:http://www.scribd.com/doc/270677775/LLoyd-s-Emerging-Risk-Report-2015-Food-System-Shock

Russia Opens Door To Greece As Sixth Member Of New BRICS World Bank: Russian Oil Makes Athens Europe’s Energy Hub!


Alexis Tsipras and Vladimir Putin produce no major announcements or finance initiatives for Athens

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday held a telephone conversation with Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak. During the conversation, Storchak invited Greece to become the sixth member of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries, Greece’s Syriza party reported on its website. Storchak is a representative of the BRICS Bank which is now being established.

The newly appointed chief of the bank is Kundapur Vaman Kamath, the former Non-Executive Chairman of ICIC Bank, India’s second largest bank.

“The Prime Minister thanked Storchak and said he was pleasantly surprised by the invitation for Greece to be the sixth member of the BRICS Development Bank. Tsipras said Greece is interested in the offer, and promised to thoroughly examine it. He will have a chance to discuss the invitation with the other BRICS leader during the 2015 International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg,” the report read.

RUSSIA, INDIA, BRAZIL, CHINA, SOUTH AFRICA

On July 15, 2014, in Fortaleza, Brazil, the BRICS member countries signed an agreement to establish the $100 billion New Development Bank, formerly referred to as the BRICS bank, and a reserve currency pool set at $100 billion. Russia will contribute $18 billion to the pool, along with India and Brazil. China is expected to contribute the largest share of $41 billion, with South Africa chipping in the remaining $5 billion.

The bank is expected to be one of the largest financial institutions to fund various infrastructure projects in the BRICS countries and emerging economies.

The BRICS group of prominent emerging economies was established in 2010, when South Africa joined Brazil, Russia, India and China in what was previously known as the BRIC nations. The BRICS countries make up about 40 percent of the world’s population and a combined economy of about $16 trillion.

Deus Nexus

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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said he is hopeful Greece will play a big role in the Turkish Stream pipeline project, making it a hub between Turkey and the European gas market, after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday.

“The new route will provide for European fuel needs, and would allow Greece to become one of the main power distribution centers on the continent, and could help attract significant investment into the Greek economy,” Putin said at a joint news conference with Tsipras.

Russia Gazprom

This is interesting because when the Muslim Brotherhood was removed from Egypt by the people’s military they went to Turkey to continue NWO attempts at controlling the Middle East Banking System. Looks like Russia is wasting no time in out maneuvering their scheme. At the same time, China’s AIIB’s Financial Silk Road is right there competing against Rothschild’s NWO IMF.

Saudi Arabia

Now don’t forget Saudi Arabia is no longer using the US petrodollar exclusively. This is why the NWO US brought in al-Qaeda into Yemen to agitate a nation state over throw just like they did in Ukraine. Ukraine is where they want to get back into Russia ~ just like in Yemen they want to get back into S. Arabia exclusively.

This is why Egypt who dealt with the NWO Muslim Brotherhood trying to control their state and finances just sent Jet fighters to Yemen to help S. Arabia get rid of the US al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda are a gaggle of mercenaries trained and outfitted by US tax payer’s dollars by NWO Obama puppet. ~ Volubrjotr

Egyptian Government Arrests & Sentences Chief Of The Muslim Brotherhood & 20 Other Jihadists To Death By Hanging: Arrest Warrants Issued For Obama & Hillary!

The new Turkish Stream pipeline will travel to the Turkish town of Ipsila close to the Greek border. The possibility is that 47 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas can be delivered to Central Europe, the Balkans, and possibly Italy via the new pipeline.

The Greek PM sees the project as a way to boost jobs and investment in the Greek economy, which has been in recession for the last six years.

“Our pipelines will receive gas from the Turkish border, and will provide energy security for both Greece and the European market,” Tsipras said.

Greece is interested in attracting investment, from Russia and others, to construct the pipeline on Greek territory.

Its Happening In Greece Too!  Greece Military High Fives Fellow Citizen Fighting Banker's Crime Of Austerity.

Russia is considering giving Greece funds based on future profits that Athens would earn from shipping gas to Europe, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a Greek government official.

The source added that Greece would pay back the prepayment after the pipeline started operating. Lower prices for Russian gas would also be linked to the project, the source said.

Russia Today

Russia Turkey Greece Oil AIIB Money

This Is What The AIIB Is About

Until March 31 countries can submit for membership of the Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), a financial institution proposed by China, which has the purpose of being a multilateral framework to finance infrastructure projects in the wide Eurasian region. In recent weeks many Western countries have submitted for membership, the US rejected application as it fears strong cooperation between Asia and Europe will weaken the US dollar hegemony. On April 15 the final list of the founding members will be disclosed.

In October 2013 the initial idea for the AIIB was first put forward by Chinese President Xi Jingping “on constructing a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to promote maritime cooperation”. The strategic vision has currently developed into the New Silk Road Economic Belt, of which the AIIB is one segment. Another segment is, for example, the Silk Road Infrastructure Fund.

The New Silk Road Economic Belt Strategic Vision

As early as February 2014, Xi held a meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to establish better ties between China and the Gulf, for free trade and to secure China’s oil supplies.

That same month China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi went on a flurry of trips to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Saudi Arabian crown prince, the Iranian Foreign Minister, as well as many nations in the Gulf and North Africa.

But, ole Netanyahu works for the Zionists aka; NWO Rothschild Banking Cabal and just fraudulently absconded Syria’s Golan Heights oil and sold it to Jacob Rothschild And Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch. Who are they going to sell their oil too now?

This is all in the Levant Basin which is primarily owned by Rothschild. This is why they are wiping out the Palestinians for unobstructed ownership. This is the why for the Syrian chaos ~ they are murderous vipers. Hamas is a moniker from the NWO Muslim Brotherhood to foment the spectre of war which develops the pretentious excuse for wiping out the Palestinians.  ~ Volubrjotr

gaza hamas palestine

West Asia is the region where more than 30 ports of various sizes and functions allow China to both import 60% of its annual requirements of oil and export goods destined for Europe, the premier market for “Made in China”, as well as transport to and from Africa.

It was agreed Beijing will finance a three hundred kilometers high-speed rail between the cities of Eilat and Ashdod, connecting the Red Sea coast to the Mediterranean.

As explained in a study by the Center for Research in International Affairs in Herzliya, the Chinese focus to build new ports and the high-speed rail in West Asia will, inter alia, service an alternative transport route that could continue to operate in the event of a crisis blocking shipping in either the Suez Canal or Strait of Hormuz.

The Balfour Agreement which is completely fraudulent was all about controlling the Suez Canal by Rothschild in 1917. ~ Volubrjotr

Read More Here ~ Israel’s Midnight Cowboy Jon Voight: While Babies Are Bombed ~ A Rothschild Caliphate.

UPDATE April 1, 2015: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a letter of application for Israel to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)…

This is REAL interesting now! Is it real or memorex?

  1. China Sentences 6 Bankers To Death For Looting.
  2. Chinese Government Cracks Down On Corruption: Executes 13 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists
  3. China Begins Eradication Of Corrupt Police, Judges, Prosecutors, & Bankers.
  4. China Warns Kerry: Sanctions Against Russia Will Bring “Retaliatory Action” Which This Time Kerry Will Loose!
  5. China Breaking The Back Of The Petrodollar: China Signs Increasing Currency Yuan Swap With Qatar & Canada.
  6. China Protects Whistleblowers Exposing New World Order Corruption: President Putin ~ America Do Not Give Up Your Guns!
  7. Doubling Down Against Rothschild’s New World Order: Russia, China, Egypt, Iceland, Ireland, Hungary, Iran, & Crimea.

Also in February 2014, Xi and Putin reached a consensus on the construction of the Belt and Road project, as well as its connection with Russia’s Euro-Asia railways.

In May 2014 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited four African nations; Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya to boost ties.

Chinese vice-minister for foreign affairs told reporters that about 60 agreements have been signed during Li’s trip, which ”highlights the great importance we attach to China-Africa relations”.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Li’s visit would be a “game changer” and the region requires “a strong partner who will not only support it in economic ventures but also in peace settlement”. It’s estimated 85 % of Africa’s export to China are raw materials, such as oil and minerals.

The AIIB is very much about developing infrastructure in Asia. For China the New Silk Road Economic Belt strategic vision is about importing (/securing) resources such as oil, have strong export channels and to strengthen ties with trading partners.

The main significance of the AIIB is non-US cooperation which will further weaken the US dollar hegemony and change the international monetary environment in the years to come.

Read More Here ~ BullionStar

Economic Bubble

China’s Baggage:

Was this caused in large part by China building ghost cities? I suspect China was following the protocols of zionism aka; NWO in doing so by reducing rural agricultural living [middle class] for urban dwellers which are much easier to control. I believe China put a stop to this when the vision became clearer of the shear lunacy and destructive nature of this NWO ploy.

Protocols of Zionism is what The US is currently undergoing by the NWO Banking Cabalists.

America MUST nullify the fraudulent debt!

Greeks Flood Syntagma Square To Celebrate “No” Vote


Note: WAY TO GO GREECE!!! Woot, woot!

Yep, the dominoes are falling. No fear, just be prepared…

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The Greek people have spoken and they saidOXI“!

So congratulations Greece: for the first time you had the chance to tell the Troika, the unelected eurocrats, and the entire status quo establishment, not to mention all the banks, how you really felt and based on the most recent results, some 61% of you told it to go fuck itself.

Now, on the eve of a new era for Europe and what will likely be a turbulent stretch for financial markets across the globe, Greeks are celebrating in the streets of Athens. Here are the visuals:

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

More images and video’s from Greece

China and Agenda 21: INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA


{Vitally important document, more links here}

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INTEGRATED DECISION-MAKING

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies    

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

China has established six environmental laws, eight resources management laws, more than thirty administrative regulations, and three hundred and sixty environmental standards. Further laws have been established on education, health, culture and social security. Further improvements and adjustments are considered necessary, e.g. the strengthening of local legislation. By the year 2000, the basis for a system of legislation governing sustainable development should be in place.

In July of 1996, the State Council held the Fourth National Conference on Environmental Protection in order to promote the implementation of a sustainable development strategy. Subsequently, the Decision of the State Council on Issues Related to Environmental Protection was drafted, and a specific sectoral five-year national plan for China’s environment protection was ratified, which aims for the following:

  • By the year 2000, to establish a relatively complete environmental management and related law systems in line with the socialist market economy. Efforts should be made to bring the trend of increasing environment pollution and deterioration of the ecological environment under control, and to improve the quality of the environment in several cities and regions with grave pollution problems. This will promote the emergence of some model cities and regions that enjoy both rapid economic development and a sound environment.
  • By the year 2010, further to improve the implementation of the strategy of sustainable development. This means that environmental law systems should be well established and the whole country’s ecological deterioration should be brought under control, so that a clear improvement of environment quality in urban and rural areas can be achieved.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

In 1992 and 1993, China developed a National Agenda 21 – White Paper on China’s Population, Environment and Development in the 21st Century. A Leading Group co-chaired by a deputy minister of the State Science and Technology Commission and a deputy minister of the State Planning Commission was established in August 1992 to organise and coordinate the formulation and implementation of China’s Agenda 21, which was approved by the State Council in March 1994. In 1994, the State Council also issued a directive calling on government institutions at all levels, to consider China’s Agenda 21 as an overarching strategic guideline for the formulation of economic and social development plans, and particularly to integrate it into the Five Year Plan (1996-2000), plans for the year 2010, and into day-to-day management.

Concurrently, government authorities under the State Council begun to engage in formulation of various sectoral Agenda 21s and plans of action, which were suited to their own area of specific requirement. For example, the Ministry of Forestry formulated the Forestry Action Plan for China’s Agenda 21 which deals with sustainable development in forestry. The State Oceanic Administration drafted China’s Ocean Agenda 21, China’s National Environment Protection Agency formulated China’s Agenda 21 for Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Water Resources drafted China’s Agenda 21 on Water Resources, etc. Other government authorities have also formulated programmes of action according to their specific conditions and in line with the country’s Ninth Five -Year Plan.
Beijing Municipality, Hubei Province, and Guizhou Province were selected at local levels to integrate, on an experimental basis, China’s Agenda 21 into their economic and social development planning. As a result, specific suggestions were made from the perspective of laws, policies, arrangements, finance and operation mechanisms, etc. so that a sustainable development strategy which can be implemented at local levels can be developed.

In order to implement the sections in the Ninth Five-Year Plan and the Long-Term Objectives for the Year 2010 relating to environment protection, China formulated:

  • the Programme for Controlling the Total Amount of Main Pollutants during the Ninth Five-Year Plan, which states that, in order to meet the environmental goals set in the Ninth Five-Year Plan, strict regulations should be made for control of 12 main pollutants;
  • the China Trans-Century Green Project, which is specifically targeted on areas with critical pollution problems, river basins, and some fundamental environmental problems, and particularly focusses on the water pollution of three rivers (Huaihe River, Haihe River, and Liaohe River), three lakes (Taihu Lake, Dianchi Lake, and Chaohu Lake), and acid rain in southwestern, central, southern, and eastern China, as well as on air pollution in 20 key cities;
  • the Ninth Five-Year Plan and the Long-Term Objectives for the Year 2010 on Land and Water Conservation attaches great importance to the land and water conservation projects of the seven largest river valleys. In 33 key areas, land and water conservation projects of national level should be established to halt increasing land erosion, and efforts should be made to preserve an additional 650 thousand square kilometres of land by curbing soil erosion, by the year 2010.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement   

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Programmes and Projects 

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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’


 

October 12, 2014 2:55 PM ET
Native American protesters have been demonstrating against Columbus Day in Seattle for several years. Protest organizers say Columbus should not be credited with discovering the Western Hemisphere at a time when it was already inhabited.

Native American protesters have been demonstrating against Columbus Day in Seattle for several years. Protest organizers say Columbus should not be credited with discovering the Western Hemisphere at a time when it was already inhabited.

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This year’s Columbus Day holiday will have a slightly different, more Native flavor in the city of Seattle. Thanks to a unanimous vote this summer by the city council, the federal holiday will now be known by a different name: Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The name change comes after activists pushed for a day to honor indigenous people instead of Christopher Columbus, the most recognizable figure linked to European contact with the Americas.

“This is about taking a stand against racism and discrimination,” Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant told the Seattle Times. “Learning about the history of Columbus and transforming this day into a celebration of indigenous people and a celebration of social justice … allows us to make a connection between this painful history and the ongoing marginalization, discrimination and poverty that indigenous communities face to this day.”

On Monday, the streets of Seattle will likely be filled with drums, singing and the faces of citizens from the city’s surrounding Native Nations: the Lummi, Nooksack, Tulalip, Sauk-Suiattle, Swinomish, Puyallup, Colville and 22 other Washington tribes, as well as citizens from other Indian Nations that call Seattle home.

Seattle isn’t the first place to give the holiday a makeover. Earlier this year, the Minneapolis City Council also renamed Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples’ Day. South Dakota celebrates Native American Day in “remembrance of the great Native American leaders who contributed so much to the history of our state.” Hawaii observes Discoverers’ Day, in which Polynesian explorers are honored.

Of course, not everybody is happy about these changes. The AP reports that some Italian-Americans in Seattle have been upset by the change because it comes “at the expense of what essentially is Italian Heritage Day.” But for those who have a negative view of Columbus’ impact, the new name honors a legacy of struggle and resistance.

In the past, anti-Columbus Day protesters have clashed with the holiday’s supporters, most notably in Denver, where members of the American Indian Movement have taken to the streets almost yearly since the late 1980s. Those protests have quieted down in recent years, although those annual demonstrations frequently ended in arrests.

But anti-Columbus sentiment is hardly limited to the U.S. In Chile, Mapuche activists launched anti-Columbus demonstrations that turned violent last year. In 2002, indigenous people in Guatemala protested the day by shutting down highways across the country. Today, many countries in Latin America —including Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina — recognize Dia de la Raza, while in Venezuela, the holiday has been renamed the Day of Indigenous Resistance.

In the U.S., the bigger issue now is whether the holiday can survive as a growing number of cities and states decide to do away with it. According to the Pew Research Center, it’s already “one of the most inconsistently celebrated U.S. holidays.” Apart from federal employees, workers in only 23 states are given a paid day off to observe the holiday.

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/10/12/354274630/seattle-swaps-columbus-day-for-indigenous-peoples-day

Note: Way to go Seattle! Next should Thanksgiving, renamed Indigenous Peoples Rememberance Day in memory of the 100’s of millions of precious souls that lost their lives to the barbaric era of colonialism.

The Troika Turns Europe Into A Warzone


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Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog,

So now they do it. Now the IMF comes out with a report that says Greece needs hefty debt restructuring.

Mind you, their numbers are still way off the mark, in the end it’s going to be easily double what they claim. Not even a Yanis Varoufakis haircut will do the trick.

But at least they now have preliminary numbers out. The reason why they have is inevitably linked to the press leak I wrote about earlier this week in Troika Documents Say Greece Needs Huge Debt Relief. If that hadn’t come out, I’m betting they would still not have said a thing.

It’s even been clear for many years to the IMF that debt restructuring for Greece is badly needed, but Lagarde and her troops have come to the Athens talks with an agenda, and stonewalled their own researchers.

Which makes you wonder, why would any economist still want to work at the Fund? What is it about your work being completely ignored by your superiors that tickles your fancy? How about your conscience?

Why go through 5 months of ‘negotiations’ with Greece in which you refuse any and all restructuring, only to come up with a paper that says they desperately need restructuring, mere days after they explicitly say they won’t sign any deal that doesn’t include debt restructuring?

By now I have to start channeling my anger about the whole thing. This is getting beyond stupid. And I did too have an ouzo at the foot of the Acropolis, but I’m not sure whether that channels my anger up or down. The whole shebang is just getting too crazy.

For five whole months the troika refuses to talk debt relief, and mere days after the talks break off they come with this? What then was their intention going into the talks? Certainly not to negotiate, that much is clear, or the IMF would have spoken up a long time ago.

At the very least, all Troika negotiators had access to this IMF document prior to submitting the last proposal, which did not include any debt restructuring, and which caused Syriza to say it was unacceptable for that very reason.

Tsipras said yesterday he hadn’t seen it, but the other side of the table had, up to and including all German MPs. This game obviously carries a nasty odor.

Meanwhile, things are getting out of hand here. It’s not just the grandmas who can’t get to their pensions anymore, rumor has it that within days all cash will be gone from banks. And then what? Oh, that’s right, then there’s a referendum. Which will now effectively be held in a warzone.

It’s insane to see even Greeks claim that this is Alexis Tsipras’ fault, but given the unrelenting anti-Syriza ‘reporting’ in western media as well as the utterly corrupted Greek press, we shouldn’t be surprised.

The real picture is completely different. Tsipras and Varoufakis are the vanguard of a last bastion of freedom fighters who refuse to surrender their country to an occupation force called the Troika. Which seeks to conquer Greece outright through financial oppression and media propaganda.

Tsipras and Varoufakis should have everyone’s loud and clear support for what they do. And not just in Greece. But where is the support in Europe? Or the US, for that matter?

There’s no there there. Europeans are completely clueless about what’s happening here in Athens. They can’t see to save their lives that their silence protects and legitimizes a flat out war against a country that is, just like their respective countries, a member of a union that now seeks to obliterate it.

Europeans need to understand that the EU has no qualms about declaring war on one of its own member states. And that it could be theirs next time around. Where people die of hunger or preventable diseases. Or commit suicide. Or flee.

All Europeans on their TV screens can see the line-ups at ATMs, and the fainting grandmas at the banks, the hunger, the despair. How on earth can they see this as somehow normal, and somehow not connected to their own lives?

They’re part of the same political and monetary union. What happens to Greece happens to all of you. That’s the inevitable result of being in a union together.

Don’t Europeans ever think that enough should be enough when it comes to seeing people being forced into submission, in their name? Or are they too fat and thick to understand that it’s in their name that this happens?

The July 5 referendum here in Greece is not about whether the country will remain in the EU, or the eurozone, no matter what any talking head or politician tries to make of it. The narrow question is about whether Greeks want their government to accept a June 26 Troika proposal that Tsipras felt he could not sign because it fell outside his mandate.

That the Troika after the referendum was announced then pulled a Lucy and Charlie Brown move on Syriza, and retracted the proposal, is of less interest. Lucy always pulls away the football, and Charlie Brown always kicks air. He should wisen up at some point and refuse to play ball.

However, at the same time, though it’s highly unfair to burden the Greeks’ shoulders with this, the referendum has a far broader significance. It is about what and who will rule Europe going forward, and we’re talking decades here.

It will either be a union of functioning democracies, or it will be a totalitarian regime in which all 28 nations surrender their independence, their sovereignty, their votes and then their lives to Brussels and Berlin.

Democracies are about one thing first and foremost: the people decide. If you can’t have that, than why would you have elections and referendums? Those then become mere theater pieces. Like we already have in the US, where if anyone can explain to me the difference between the Clintons and the Kardashians, by all means give it a go.

Since it’s clear that Berlin is by far the strongest voice in the three-headed monster the Troika has become, it’s no exaggeration to say that what we see unfold before our eyes is yet another German occupation of Greece. There are no tanks and boxcars involved yet, but wars can be fought in many ways. And scorched earth can take up many different forms too. It’s the result that counts.

In the meantime it has somehow become entirely acceptable for politicians and media from foreign countries to tell the Greeks what to do, who to vote for, and what to make sure happens after.

European Parliament chief Martin Schulz even dares claim that Syriza should resign if the vote is yes, and it should be replaced with a bunch of technocrats. It’s none of your business, Martin. Or yours, Bloomberg writers, or Schäuble, or anyone else who’s not Greek. Shut up! You’re all way out of -democratic- line.

It’s up to Greeks to decide what happens in their country. It’s both a sovereign state and a democracy. The utmost respect for this should be the very foundation of everything we do as free people, whose ancestors fought so hard to make us free.

How come we moved so far away from that, so fast? What happened to us? What have we become?

Preparing for collapse? FBI reveals 11 attacks against internet lines in California


On Tuesday, someone broke into an underground vault in Sacramento, and cut several high-capacity internet cables. Nobody knows who this person is or why they did it, but since that time the FBI has revealed that it was not an isolated incident. They’ve been investigating 10 other recent attacks on the internet infrastructure of California, and they seem to be deeply troubled bythe vulnerability of these cables.

The FBI is investigating at least 11 physical attacks on high-capacity Internet cables in California’s San Francisco Bay Area dating back a year, including one early Tuesday morning.

Agents confirm the latest attack disrupted Internet service for businesses and residential customers in and around Sacramento, the state’s capital.

FBI agents declined to specify how significantly the attack affected customers, citing the ongoing investigation. In Tuesday’s attack, someone broke into an underground vault and cut three fiber-optic cables belonging to Colorado-based service providers Level 3 and Zayo.

The attacks date back to at least July 6, 2014, said FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich.

“When it affects multiple companies and cities, it does become disturbing,” Wuthrich said. “We definitely need the public’s assistance.”

A security professional who was interviewed for that article, also suggested something that should perk the ears of any American that hears it.

“When it’s situations that are scattered all in one geography, that raises the possibility that they are testing out capabilities, response times and impact,” Thompson said. “That is a security person’s nightmare.”

The article goes on to compare these incidents to similar attacks that happened in Arizona last year, as well as California in 2009. However, they may be missing the bigger picture. This whole situation reminds me of an article I wrote just over a year ago about several attacks that were carried out against the power grid, which again, occurred in California and Arizona (weird right?). This included the very unsettling attack against a power station inSan Jose, which wasn’t revealed until 10 months after the fact, and to date, there has been no explanation for the incident.

Rather than a bomb, the San Jose attack turned out to be a frighteningly coordinated shooting. It’s estimated that 6 individuals approached the facility late at night armed with AK-47’s, and opened fire, but not before sneaking onto the property and disabling the alarm system. The attackers managed to disrupt a total of 10 transformers, and escaped just before police arrived. Investigators would later find more evidence of just how professional the attack was:

“After walking the site with PG&E officials and FBI agents, Mr. Wellinghoff said, the military experts told him it looked like a professional job. In addition to fingerprint-free shell casings, they pointed out small piles of rocks, which they said could have been left by an advance scout to tell the attackers where to get the best shots.”

It should be abundantly clear now that some organization out there is quietly coordinating small-scale attacks against America’s power grid and internet lines. In my previous article, I suggested that they’re probing our infrastructure for weaknesses, and gauging reaction times and security. I still think that may be the case.

It’s possible that these attacks are all unrelated, but it sure doesn’t look like it to me. I won’t suggest who may be doing it since it’s impossible to know for sure, but it definitely looks like there is an organized effort of some kind to disable the electricity and communications of Arizona and California. We probably won’t know who it is until they get around to a full-scale attack, which given the vulnerability of America’s power grid, may be absolutely devastating. If you have a hunch about who these people are, share it with our readers in the comments.

Comment: TPTB may have a plan in place to control or instigate a collapse of the system and economy at the time of their choosing. A part of this plan could be pulling the plug via electrical and internal infrastructure disruptions, but first they would need to know their vulnerabilities and test out these weaknesses in preparation for a bigger event. These disruptions could even be blamed to any number of entities, such as China, Russia or ISIS. As this article points out this probing seems to be deliberate and done by professionals and might just be such preparations. It also just so happens that Arizona and California are part of the Jade Helm 15 military exercise taking place this summer. Could there be a connection?
http://www.sott.net/article/298573-Preparing-for-collapse-FBI-reveals-11-attacks-against-internet-lines-in-California

Kuwait imposes mandatory dragnet DNA testing after mosque bombing


Published time: July 03, 2015 
Reuters / Robert Pratta

Reuters / Robert Pratta

Following a deadly mosque bombing, the kingdom of Kuwait has passed a law ordering mandatory DNA testing of all its subjects and foreign residents. Violators face prison terms.

An estimated 1.3 million citizens and 2.9 million foreigners have to submit their DNA to the Interior Ministry, which was tasked with compiling a comprehensive database of people in the country. The Arab country is the first in the world to gather gene samples of the entire population, as opposed to merely storing the DNA of convicted criminals, which law enforcement in many countries do.

Special funding of some $400 million was allocated for the creation of the database. Those who fail to submit samples face a prison term of one year and a fine of up to $33,000. Those who falsify their samples can be jailed for up to seven years under the new law.

The Kuwaiti legislature passed the draconian law in response to the bombing of a mosque in Kuwait City during Friday prayers on June 26, which killed 26 people and wounded 227 others. The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The suicide bomber was reportedly identified as a Saudi-born national, who arrived in Kuwait via Bahrain just hours before the attack

Kuwait’s decision is bound to spark criticism from human rights advocates. The creation of such a database would be illegal in the European Union, where the Strasbourg court of human rights ruled in 2008 that collecting DNA samples of non-criminals breaches their privacy rights.

The court’s ruling forced the UK to amend its biometric retention rules, which previously allowed storage of DNA samples and fingerprints taken during the arrest of individuals if they were not subsequently charged with a crime, or they were acquitted.

The largest national DNA database is maintained by the US and includes profiles of convicted criminals, some arrestees, forensic samples, missing persons and their relatives and unidentified remains of deceased people, among others.

: Former MP Musallam al-Barrak has been arrested for critical speech

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde17/1872/2015/en/ 

Kuwait has other unconventional and draconian practices in enforcing its laws. For example, the kingdom may arbitrarily revoke the citizenship of someone deemed unwanted in the country, and has also launched a large-scale crackdown on those who criticize the authorities. Just two weeks ago, a high-profile member of the opposition, a former MP, was given a two-year sentence for a speech he made in 2012.

http://rt.com/news/271435-kuwait-abuse-dna-database/

Note: Hmmmm….This stinks, I smell a fish. Are nefarious off-world groups getting desperate for fresh DNA samples to trade on the inter-galactic blackmarket? Could this desperate move be linked to the alleged quaruntine on the solar system preventing the flow of trading? Lots of questions here for inquiring minds….

Big mahalo to Andre Hodge at www.ServantofTruth.org for submitting the link! 

Massive “No” Demonstration Floods Athens’ Syntagma Square As Tsipras Speaks – Live Webcast ~ ZeroHedge


Note: It’s ironic that in Greece, the place where modern civilization was seeded thousands of years ago; we’re now witnessing the beginning of the collapse of the Babylonian monetary system. Looking at the crowds in Syntagma Square, it appears the people of Greece have awakened from their sleep….

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Shortly before Greek PM Tsipras spoke at today’s huge “No” rally on Syntagma square, scuffles in the crowds of protesters broke out and police have resorted to stun grenades and tear gas.

As Reuters reported,Greek police threw stun grenades and scuffled with protesters in central Athens on Friday, as a rally got under way in support of a ‘No’ vote in a Sunday referendum on whether to endorse an aid deal with creditors. The scuffles involved a few dozen people, many dressed in black and wearing helmets but quickly appeared to calm.”

Luckily, the violence was scattered and promptly dissipated.

 

Instead it has been replaced with one of the biggest people gatherings on Syntagma square in history:

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Gold Bullion Dealer Unexpectedly “Suspends Operations” Due To “Significant Transactional Delays”


Note: If this editor were to take a wild guess as to what’s happening behind the scenes in the financial markets, it appears the domino’s are falling. It’s a long line of domino’s, so there’s still a window of time to prepare…Blessings, {~A~}

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What makes the current sovereign default episode different from previous ones is the uncanny stability and lack of buying of “fiat remote” assets such as gold and silver, and to a lesser extent, digital currency such as bitcoin. Indeed, all throughout the Greek pre-default escalation and ultimately, sovereign bankruptcy to the IMF, it seemed as if there was an absolute aversion to the peak of Exter’s inverted pyramid.

What is even more surprising about the lack of any gold price upside is that it is not due to lack of demand. Quite the contrary, because as Bloomberg wrote last week, “European investors are increasing purchases of gold as Greece’s turmoil boosts the appeal for an alternative to the euro.”

Demand from Greek customers for Sovereign gold coins was double the five-month average in June, the U.K. Royal Mint said in an e-mailed statement. CoinInvest.com, an online retailer, said sales on Saturday and Sunday were the highest since Cyprus limited cash withdrawals in 2013, driven by a jump in German, French and Greek buyers.

Investors are searching for a safe haven after Greece imposed capital controls, closed banks and stopped selling gold coins to the public until at least July 6. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said Germany is still open to negotiations if Greece wants.

“Most of our common gold coins are sold out,” Daniel Marburger, a director of Frankfurt-based CoinInvest.com, said by phone. “When people learned that the Greek banks will be closed, they started to think that it may not be such a bad idea to have some money in gold.”

The bullion dealers themselves are enjoying a jump in sales to retail customers:

GoldCore Ltd., which buys and sells bullion, reported coin and bar demand rose “significantly” on Monday. Sales to U.K. and Ireland today are about three times the average for the past three Mondays, the Dublin-based firm said in an e-mailed statement.

The U.S. Mint has sold 61,500 ounces of American Eagle gold coins this month, the most since January.

BullionVault, which says it operates the largest online physical gold trading platform, reported a jump in sales during the first half of this year, a sign of a broader increase.

However, it is the “paper” gold market where things were most perplexing in recent months. Recall that, as Zero Hedge broke and first reported, in the first quarter of the year, or the same time the Syriza government took power, something very dramatic took place in the US derivatives market, where first JPM saw an absolute explosion of its commodity derivative holdings (a broad umbrella which is not broken down further):

 

… coupled wih Citi’s surge in “precious metals” derivatives which soared from $3.9 billion to $42 billion.

 

But what is most confusing is how even as physical metal demand clearly rose across Europe in the past few months and the price of paper gold actually declined, perhaps facilitated by some “hedged” derivative positions on the short side of precious metals, some bullion dealers have actually found it impossible to survive, and in the last few days at least one major gold bullion dealer, Bullion Direct, greeted customers with the following notice on its website:

Bullion Direct has experienced significant transactional delays. To avoid further inconvenience or other adverse consequences to our customers, Bullion Direct is suspending its operations as it attempts to resolve those issues. We intend to keep you informed at this website. Thank you for your patience.

 

Just what are “significant transactional delays” and how bad is the physical gold supply-chain if it can put at least one dealer out of business. Another question: is this a solitary failure by gold vendor due to a one-off problem with working capital, or is something more systemic about to be revealed in the gold bullion sales industry?

We look forward to finding out, but in the meantime our advice to buyers of physical precious metals is the same as always: if you purchased it and you can’t hold it in your hand, it isn’t yours.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-03/gold-bullion-dealer-unexpectedly-suspends-operations-due-significant-transactional-d

ZeroHedge ~ Arctic Drilling Future Now Rests On One Well {I DO NOT CONSENT TO ARCTIC DRILLING}


 Note: Now that we know Shell is the only player left, it’s time to voice our Non-Consent and bring PEOPLE POWER against Shell and the psychopathic politicians that enable the prospects of environmental destruction in the Arctic. Love, Blessings and aloha! {~A~}
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Submitted by Charles Kennedy via OilPrice.com,

Royal Dutch Shell is nearing a start to drilling in the Arctic, but has run into some hiccups.

The U.S. government decided that Shell cannot actually drill both of its wells in the Chukchi Sea as planned. The Interior Department said that doing so would run afoul of its rules that protect marine life. According to those regulations, which were issued in 2013, exploration companies cannot drill two wells within 15 miles of each other. Shell had planned to drill two wells in the Burger prospect within a 9 mile range.

Environmental groups hoped that the Interior Department would throw out Shell’s drilling plan altogether, owing to the fact that the environmental assessment the agency conducted was based on the two-well drilling plan, according to Jennifer Dlouhy of Fuel Fix. Environmental groups argued that since the Interior Department didn’t actually conduct an assessment of a drilling plan consisting of just one well, the entire drilling program should be scrapped.

Interior didn’t buy these arguments, but still ruled that Shell can only drill one well this summer. Shell reiterated that it would move forward with drilling the lone well in the Arctic this year, having committed around $1 billion for the program.

Shell announced that it expects to be able to begin drilling by the third week in July after sea ice has melted sufficiently. Shell is still awaiting one last federal permit before it can begin drilling, and it is also awaiting the arrival of its second drilling rig in Alaska.

Separately, several oil companies recently announced that they were putting their Arctic plans on ice. A joint venture between Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil, and BP decided to shelve plans for exploration in the Canadian Arctic. They had permits that will expire in 2019 and 2020, and the group says that they will not be able to drill before then. More research is needed and since the companies are running out of time, they have decided to suspend work and lobby the Canadian government for an extension.

Last year Chevron decided to suspend its plans to drill in the Beaufort Sea after the collapse in oil prices made doing so unattractive. The move by Imperial and its partners likely puts any significant drilling in the Canadian Arctic on hold indefinitely.

As such, Arctic drilling in North America will come down to Shell’s one well in the Chukchi Sea.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-03/arctic-drilling-future-now-rests-one-wellhttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-03/arctic-drilling-future-now-rests-one-well

SGTreport – THIS IS THE BANKSTER’S GREATEST FEAR — Harley Schlanger


Reblogged from FollowingWorldChange

Published on Jul 1, 2015

Our friend Harley Schlanger, Historian and national spokesman for LarouchePAC is back with us to process the developments in Greece as it defaults on IMF austerity and usury in favor of a future for its people over the criminal international Banksters.

Harley notes, “This is the worst case scenario for these Bankers. The reality is there is something new on the horizon. A new financial system outside of the control of what George Herbert Walker Bush called the New World Order. It’s fragile, but it’s coming into existence. And this is what the Banksters fear more than anything else.”

Harley asks a very important question as we approach what ‘Independence Day’ in July 4th: “What will the United States do? Where we are under the same captivity of an austerity driven global Bankster domination. Will the American people recognize that the Greeks should be our allies, the BRICS nations should be our allies? Or will we continue to go along with this London-Wall Street DICTATORSHIP?”

As we document the collapse for the first day of July, 2015 Harley reminds us that “after the collapse “There is very little that will remain standing. There’s an interconnection, it is a Domino effect.”

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Berniemania: Largest crowd of 2016 campaign shows up for Bernie Sanders


© Reuters /Jim Young

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may be an underdog, but a massive crowd of 10,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to hear him speak – the largest crowd drawn by any 2016 presidential candidate.

Sanders, an independent US senator from Vermont who has described himself as a democratic socialist, has been dismissed as a low-tier candidate ever since first announcing his campaign for the presidency. However, while he may lack the high profile of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he is showing himself to be quite capable of energizing liberals.

This ability has helped him attract more people than other candidate so far, Democrat or Republican.

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“Tonight we have made a little bit of history,” Sanders said at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison. “You may know that some 25 candidates are running for president of the United States, but tonight we have more people at a meeting for a candidate for president of the United States than any other candidate has.”

Clinton herself attracted some 5,000 people at her campaign kickoff in New York City. And while Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke to an audience of 11,000 at Liberty University, attendance was mandated by the school.

In Madison, the 73-year-old Sanders received an energized and raucous reception when he took the stage, where he spoke about combating income inequality, climate change, single-payer healthcare and more.

Citing the need for a vast, sustained grassroots movement to spark change, Sanders called for a “political revolution in America” that challenges “the greed of Wall Street and corporate America,” as well as “big-money interests.”

“We believe that the time has come when people in Wisconsin, Vermont and all over this country create a political movement which says to the billionaire class: You can’t have it all.”

A common theme for Sanders has been that the wealthy class and corporations have wrested the political system away from the people, something he continued to passionately advocate against on Wednesday.

“This great country and our government belong to all of the people and not just the handful of very wealthy people,” he said.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Sanders campaign announced that he has raised $15 million in two months from 250,000 donors. That may not seem like much compared to Clinton’s $45 million haul, but it’s a significant amount of dough – former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney raised about $18 million during the first quarter of the 2012 race, according to NBC’s Mark Murray.

Sanders’ low profile and Clinton’s seeming inevitability meant the Vermont senator’s campaign didn’t immediately catch fire, but he has been steadily gaining ground in the polls. He garnered 33 percent support of those surveyed in a new poll in Iowa, up from 15 percent in May. Clinton received 52 percent.

“I know we are going to get outspent,” Sanders said. “But we are going to win this election.”

“At the end of the day, they may have the money, but we have the people. And when the people stand together, we can do anything.”

Comment: Bernie is an interesting wrinkle in this campaign with shades of Ron Paul. He may not win this campaign but maybe more people will get the message.
http://www.sott.net/article/298597-Berniemania-Largest-crowd-of-2016-campaign-shows-up-for-Bernie-Sanders

Third alternative health practitioner death in past two weeks


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Crime scene investigators at the home of Dr. Sievers.

Mysterious spate of deaths rattle medical community

The recent death of a holistic practitioner in Florida is concerning residents and medical experts alike, as it is the third death of an alternative doctor in almost as many weeks.

On Monday morning, police found the body of Dr. Teresa Ann Sievers, 46, at her home in Bonita Springs after she failed to arrive at work. Dr. Sievers headed a health and wellness practice in Estero, Florida, which focuses on restorative healing through a variety of non-pharmaceutical treatments.

Detectives say they’re treating the incident as a homicide, although they are not revealing to media how she was killed, nor if they think it was a random or targeted attack. “We don’t know anything but that she was murdered,” Sievers’ sister, Annie Lisa, told The News-Press.

“Sievers was well-known in Southwest Florida for writing about women’s health issues,” reports The News-Press. “She wrote for several publications, including The News-Press, and appeared on local television.”

Sievers’ follows the death of two other prominent alternative doctors from Florida, Dr. Bruce Hedendal of Boca Raton, and Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, 60, who lived in Florida before relocating to Georgia.

Dr. Hedendal, 67, who operated a health and wellness chiropractic clinic, was found dead in his vehicle last month on Father’s Day under mysterious circumstances. Prior to his unfortunate demise, friends described him as “very healthy” and “in great shape,” according to health news journalist Erin Elizabeth.

Autism researcher and vaccine opponent Dr. Bradstreet’s body was found floating in a river in North Carolina on June 19 with a gunshot wound to his chest. Bradstreet, who was instrumental in helping families reverse the autistic side effects of mercury-containing vaccines, had his offices raided by the Food and Drug Administration about a week before his death.

The strange spate of deaths have also rattled the medical community.

“Dr. Bradstreet had lived just 45 minutes from us here in Florida before moving to the neighboring state of Georgia,” reports Elizabeth. “I also have been with a prominent well known doctor for the last 6 years so this concerns me. Several high profile MD’s have contacted me these last 2 weeks who are also concerned and mourn the loss of their colleagues.”

Comment: Is it all about the message (and counter-message), or are there more obvious reasons and sources for the apparent suicides murders? We must ask: “Who benefits?”
http://www.sott.net/article/298601-Third-alternative-health-practitioner-death-in-past-two-weeks

A New World Order Reading List ~ Corbett Report


SHOW NOTES AND LINKS TO BOOKS: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=15486

People are always asking James what reading he recommends. It’s an overwhelming question with hundreds (or thousands) of must-read books that could be named, but here James offers a few suggestions to get you started. To continue exploring the question, please delve into the archives of corbettreport.com for the hundreds of book recommendations in previous podcasts and interviews.

NWO Globalist Agenda – Central Banks Attempting to Outlaw Cash Transactions


Published on Apr 23, 2015

NWO Globalist Agenda – Central Banks Attempting to Outlaw Cash Transactions
Beware All, Central Banks Attempting to Outlaw Cash Transactions, Be Prepared!

IT’S OFFICIAL: BRICS BLOC EXAMINING ALTERNATIVE INTERNATIONAL CLEARING SYSTEM TO SWIFT


IT’S OFFICIAL: BRICS BLOC EXAMINING ALTERNATIVE INTERNATIONAL CLEARING SYSTEM TO SWIFT

Most regular readers here know that I and others have for some time been predicting that the BRICSA bloc, if they are to make their bi-lateral currency and trade agreements, bypassing the dollar, stick, and if they are to make their development banks truly be alternative competition for the financial instutions of the west such as the IMF and World Bank, then they will have to develop their own alternatives to yet another western financial institution: SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Transfer. They will, in short, have to develop their own international financial clearing system. While there has been talk suggestive of this possibilityin the past, it has fallen short of coming straight out and stating it…

… until now, in this article from RT, shared by Mr. J.T.:

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The closest we’ve seen before this to such discussions have been with bilateral talks between Russia and China, which I covered in this blog last year: RUSSIA AND CHINA IN FORMAL TALKS TO ESTABLISH AN ALTERNATIVE TO SWIFT FOR INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CLEARING.  But as can be seen from the RT article, this is now an explicit, BRICS-wide discussion:

“The BRICS members have kicked off consultations on an alternative to the global SWIFT system that processes about 1.8 billion financial messages annually, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.

The BRICS system for the transmission of financial information is expected to protect the member countries from any possible disruptions, and provide better security.

“The finance ministers and executives of the BRICS central banks are negotiating … setting up payment systems and moving on to settlements in national currencies. SWIFT or not, in any case we’re talking about … a transnational multilateral payment system that would provide greater independence, would create a definite guarantee for[BRICS – ed.]countries on risks associated with arbitrary decisions …made by countries that have current payment systems under their jurisdiction,Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov toldRIA in an interview published Wednesday. (Boldface emphasis added)

Just how quickly the BRICSA bloc will be able to implement such a system remains to be seen, but if current indicators are any measure, it will probably be a lot faster than the West would wish. After all, the bloc was able to develop its development bank in short order.

There’s a geopolitical consequence here that, I am bold to suggest, few people are entertaining, but it is a significant one and one that, I suspect, the BRICS bloc are counting upon, and that is that once their clearing system is up and running, and a demonstrably stable and secure system, then it could very well be that other nations, particularly in Europe, will conduct their trade with the BRICSA bloc utilizing that bloc’s clearing system, and bypassing SWIFT. And that means, in the long run, that they will slip more and more out from under the American thumb….

See you on the flip side…

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.
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