Users who tried to visit affected sites were instead rerouted to an IP address owned by a U.S. company. That particular company, Dynamic Internet Technology (DIT) is already blocked in China because of its connections to Falun Gong. Interestingly, DIT also creates “Freegate,” a service used to help Chinese users bypass internet censorship.
NATO's new Brussels HQ so far over budget it could be scrapped ~ link ~ Government programs often remind me of pigs at feeding time...all the crooks and politicians (sorry I am being redundant) at the feeding trough. Stirling
NATO's planned £850 million headquarters could be scrapped as the consortium building it in a posh Brussels suburb is hovering on the brink of bankruptcy.
The new headquarters - seen by critics as a monument to the ego of outgoing NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen - has run into 'serious financial difficulties' according to the German news magazine Spiegel, which claims to have accessed paperwork relating to the complex.
Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Roberts - FED: They do NOT have any more gold ~ link ~ Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts is making some bold new claims about the Federal Reserve and its official government gold holdings. Dr. Roberts contends…
“They don’t have any more gold. That’s why they can only give Germany 5 tons of the 1,500 tons it’s holding. In fact, when Germany asked for this delivery last year, the Fed said no. But it said we will give you back 300 tons . … So, they said we will give you back 20% of what you trusted us to keep for you over the next seven years, but they are not even able to do that.”
What recovery? US retail stores now in grim death spiral ~ link ~ This year is apt to be a really terrible year economically, militarily, medically, etc., and you can thank the usual suspects for this. Stirling
Jobs not lifting Europeans out of poverty, European Commission warns ~ link ~ One in four Europeans are at risk of poverty, the European Commission said Tuesday (21 January).
Unveiling its annual report on 'Social and Economic developments in 2013' EU employment commissioner Laszlo Andor said the EU's fragile economic situation had left the bloc with rising poverty levels.
Mega default of financial trust in China scheduled for January 31 ~ link ~ Not good! Stirling
Carmichael: No guarantee for open UK [England] and Scotland border ~ link ~ The London government is beginning to unleash a flood of scare tactics and BS prior to the vote on Scottish independence. It is apt to backfire. Stirling
China's Yutu rover trundles across the Moon in time-lapse panorama - with photos ~ link ~ The mainstream news media is very silent about this! Stirling
Huge snowstorm clobbers parts of US and mid-Atlantic and Northeast ~ link
Growing ice in the Baltic Sea ~ link ~ Nothing abnormal about that, so far. Stirling
USA: Fierce cold draining fuel supplies - Propane and natural gas prices to soar to record highs ~ link