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I can’t help but wonder if that scenario is playing itself out again. According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, President Obama didn’t know anything about the Justice Department’s nefarious snooping on Associated Press journalists. I find that extremely hard to believe.
Seizure of AP phone records said to 'shock the American conscience' ~ link ~ It's about time something shocked our conscience!!! Stirling
The Insiders: The Obama IRS nightmare is just getting started ~ link ~ About two-thirds of US House of Representatives committees are now investigating the Obama Administration. Something's Up! Stirling
ObamaGate: The New Watergate? - video ~ link
Government attacks on Greek teachers intensify ~ link ~ The confrontation between the Greek government and teachers has intensified. On Monday, thousands demonstrated against the government’s invocation of a mobilization order against teachers—who are thereby placed under military discipline, required to work, and legally banned from striking.
The teachers will now vote on strike action today to oppose the mobilization order. Teachers announced their intention to strike on Friday, to coincide with the start of university admissions exams in Greece. The industrial action aims to block the extension of teacher working times by two hours, the sacking of up to 10,000 teachers, and the closure of schools.
The Hidden Agenda Behind Japan's Kamikaze Quantitative Easing ~ link ~ US$ dollars have been flooding the financial markets ever since Bernanke launched quantitative easing allegedly to turnaround the US economy. These huge amounts of US$ toilet paper are mainly in financial markets (and in central banks) outside of the United States. A huge chunk is represented as reserves in central banks led by China and Japan.
If truth be told, the real value of the US$ would not be more than a dime and I am being really generous here, as even toilet paper has a value.
That the US dollar is still accepted in the financial markets (specifically by central banks) has nothing to do with it being a reserve currency, but rather that the US$ is backed/supported by the armed might and nuclear blackmail of the US Military-Industrial Complex. The nuclear blackmail of Iran is the best example following Iran’s decision to trade her crude in other currencies and gold instead of the US$ toilet paper.
Rival factions of Ruling Class fight it out over Scottish independence referendum ~ link ~ Owning both horses in a two-horse race is an old trick. Or, to put it another way, organizing the opposition (as Lenin put it). Stirling
The 2014 referendum on Scottish independence is being contested by opposed campaigns that are both fundamentally hostile to the working class.
Yes Scotland and Better Together are competing for the favours of the financial oligarchy, the international money markets and oil majors. Both are committed to driving down living standards through tax and welfare cuts, arguing over the merits of under which flag and through which institutions the ruling class will be better able to exploit working people and impose the unprecedented assault on welfare and social spending facing working people.
Recall efforts now underway against the Colorado State Senate President over gun control ~ link ~ GOOD!!! Kick the bastard out!!! Stirling