AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
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1) End the Collusion Between Government and Large Corporations/Banks, So That Our Elected Leaders Are Actually Representing the Interests of the People (the 99%) and Not Just Their Rich Donors (the 1%).
2) Investigate Wall Street and Hold Senior Executives Accountable for the Destruction in Wealth that has Devastated Millions of People.
3) Return the Power of Coining Money to the U.S. Treasury and Return to Sound Money, End the Fed
4) Limit the Size, Scope and Power of Banks so that None are Ever Again “Too Big to Fail” and in Need to Taxpayer Bailouts
5) Eliminate “Personhood” Legal Status for Corporations
6) Repeal the Patriot Act, End the War on Drugs and Protect Civil Liberties
7) End All Imperial Wars of Aggression, Bring the Troops Home from All Countries, Cut the Military Budget and Limit The Military Role to Protection of the Homeland
Latest Satellite Sea Surface Temperature for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link
Arab League may seek UN backing for Syria plan ~ link ~ The Arab League is serving the globalist strategy for creating a General Middle East War, the same as the Netanyahu government. The goal is to turn such a war into World War Three and to use this as one of the key ways to reshape the entire globe into the one currency/one government satanic high-tech police state New World Order with just a fraction of the total world's population that we have now. Stirling
Syria has moved 21 Scuds to Turkish border area including 5 with chemical warheads [reposting] ~ link ~ Thursday night, in response to the deployment of 21 Syrian Scuds on the Turkish border, including five with chemical warheads, Ankara convened its top military council and declared its armed forces ready for war. Syria also rushed armored reinforcements to the Jordanian border.
Hundreds injured, up to 9 dead in Cairo clashes - with video ~ link ~ Violent clashes between security forces and revolutionary youth in Egypt has left some 360 people injured and at least nine dead over two days. The riots flared after rumors of a beaten protester prompted crowds to attack a government building.
Clashes in Egypt between army and protesters enter second day - with video ~ link ~ The generals are showing the 'iron fist' now. For decades one general after another has ruled Egypt, the last was a 'retired' Air Force Marshal, currently the top general on the committee running the nation is a Field Marshal. These guys have NO INTENTION of ever really letting go of the power and wealth! Regardless of what the people want or how many of the people they have to kill/arrest/wound/torture/etc. Stirling
Footage broadcast on the private Egyptian CBC television network showed soldiers beating two protesters with sticks, repeatedly stomping on the head of one, before leaving the motionless bodies on the pavement.
Many of the dead were swept out to sea. Others were buried alive as mud cascaded down mountain slopes. Water levels rose three feet in less than an hour, forcing thousands to climb on to the roofs of their homes where they huddled against wind speeds reaching 55 miles per hour.
Financial 'Panic' Sweeps Europe as IMF Chief Warns of a "1930s Depression" ~ link ~ Are we on the verge of another Great Depression? Christian Lagarde, the head of the IMF, said this week that if dramatic action is not taken immediately we could actually see conditions "reminiscent of the 1930s depression" and that no country on earth "will be immune to the crisis". Right now, financial panic is sweeping across Europe, but most Americans are not too concerned about it because they simply don't understand how important the EU is. The truth is that the EU has a much larger population than the United States does. The EU has an economy that is nearly as large as the economies of the United States and China combined. The EU has more Fortune 500 companies that the United States does, and the banking system of Europe is substantially larger than the banking system of the United States. Anyone out there that believes that a massive financial collapse in Europe would not dramatically affect the rest of the globe is being delusional. The European debt crisis is one of the biggest stories that we have seen in a long, long time and the coming financial meltdown is going to permanently change the global economy.
Europe's Big Break: Technocratic Austerity or Democratic Development ~ link ~ The mainstream financial press insisted on obfuscating the quintessential role of derivatives in creating the panic. The word had become taboo and replaced with euphemisms like ‘toxic assets’ and ‘exotic financial instruments’. At the time, the central bank of central banks, the Bank of International Settlements, listed the volume of on-balance sheet derivates to be an estimated $584 trillion, and off-balance sheet over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives to be a staggering $596 trillion. To give some perspective to the weight of this mass of fictitious speculative paper, the entire value of global assets in the previous year was said to be $140 trillion.
Derivatives trading had been illegal from 1936 until the beginning of the neoliberal era under Reagan in 1982. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) trading had been illegal under state gambling laws until the passage of the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 and the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000.
The Joy of Banking Quiz ~ link ~ 'Good One!' Stirling