Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Battle For Puerto Rico Is A Warmup For The Rape Of The Mainland

If you want to take a peek at our collective future, pay attention to what is happening in Puerto Rico:

Puerto Rico is roughly $70 billion in debt and will be forced to begin defaulting if a deal is not reached by Sunday. The battle over whether to bailout the US territory, and on what terms, is now playing out in the US Congress.

Though there is much talk of the principle and ideology involved in the decision, it looks as though the real battle lines are demarcated by which investment funds a member of Congress is aligned with, or thinking of being aligned with. Some bailout proposals only help certain funds, while some will help others.

The battle is even bringing in former members of Congress who are representing different funds in the contest for influence.

You can read the rest @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/wall-street-funds-battle-proxy-congress-puerto-rico-bailout/216023/

First it was Detroit, now it's Puerto Rico, soon it will be near-bankrupt cities such as Chicago, and finally the biggest prize of all - the entire USA.

The chickens (a.k.a. economic hit men) are coming home to roost in a big way. They are the real agents of change, and when they are finished with their work the true nature of market states will be revealed.

Cuban Warns US Turning Into Communist Country

Cuba knows The Empire far better than we do:

Filmmaker and American citizen Agustin Blazquez never thought his native Cuba would become a communist country, but now he sees the same radical shift happening in America.

In this exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, he says the left has been clever by using “very non-threatening words,” like liberal, progressive and concerned citizens, for advancing government control of American lives. The truth about Cuban politics is hard to find because of media spin and propaganda dominating American discourse.

For Blazquez, watching American youth embrace avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, strikes him as “absurd.” It is the end result, he says, of the cultural marxist education and media propaganda that has anesthetized too many Americans who do not defend the values that made America exceptional.

Watching President Barack Obama travel to Cuba, he says, made him “want to throw up.” This was a “betrayal to victims of communism,” the filmmaker of “Covering Cuba” says. Blazquez adds there are “so many [Nelson] Mandelas” in Cuban prisons, who are tortured, denied medical attention and abused. Yet, prominent black elites from America, including most incredibly to him, the Congressional Black Caucus, are wined and dined by the political elites but are blind to their “betrayal of blacks in Cuba.”

As the “fundamental transformation of America” continues under Obama’s governance, Blazquez warns that elites in America are in a precarious situation. Their privileges, rights and property could evaporate fast with America’s trend towards erosion of liberties. “Wake up, America!” the Cuban-American proclaims.

You can read the rest @
http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/30/cuban-american-filmmaker-warns-america-is-morphing-into-communist-country/

We are turning into a FASCIST country, not a communist one. And our next President, whether it be Trump or Hillary, is going to rule with a iron fist.

US Due Process = Rubber Stamp

Here is the Fourth Amendment in action. Doesn't this make you feel a whole lot safer?

The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed.

The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for authority to intercept communications, including email and phone calls, according to a Justice Department memo sent to leaders of relevant congressional committees on Friday and seen by Reuters. The court did not reject any of the applications in whole or in part, the memo showed.

The total represented a slight uptick from 2014, when the court received 1,379 applications and rejected none.

The court, which acts behind closed doors, was established in 1978 to handle applications for surveillance warrants against foreign suspects by U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies and grew more controversial after 2013 leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

You can read the rest @
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cybersecurity-surveillance-idUSKCN0XR009

Either FBI and NSA have an uncanny knack to ferret out only the guilty, or this court is just a rubber stamp with absolutely no "due process" intent.

Which do you think is the case?

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Is ANYONE Worth This Much Money ???

Here in a nutshell is what is wrong with US business these days.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is EXTREMELY well paid:

Yahoo compensated CEO Marissa Mayer with $42.1 million in 2015, mostly due to stock and option awards, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

Mayer's compensation soared 69 percent year-over-year, even though Yahoo shares sunk 34 percent in 2015.

None of Yahoo's primary executives earned a bonus in 2015, but that's largely been the case over the past three years. Mayer earned a $1 million salary, $11.8 million in stock awards, $28.2 million in options and $1.1 million through a nonequity incentive plan.

You can read the rest @
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayers-compensation-889087

And apparently her upcoming severance package will be worth another $55 million:

Yahoo’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer, will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company’s auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job.

The payout, which was disclosed in a regulatory filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, would consist of cash, stock awards and other benefits if she is forced out within a year after a sale.

You can read the rest @
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/business/big-severance-for-marissa-mayer-if-ousted-from-yahoo-after-a-sale.html

So ... almost $100 million in two years.

For doing what? Have you looked at Yahoo lately? I don't see anything there worth that kind of money for just one person, do you? I wouldn't pay that much for the whole company.

Was Hillary Responsible For Sarin Gas Attacks In Syria ???

The list of crimes seemly committed by our would-be first woman President just keeps growing and growing:

However, now, for the first time, [Seymour] Hersh has implicated Hillary Clinton directly in this “rat line.” In an interview with Alternet.org, Hersh was asked about the then-U.S.-Secretary-of-State’s role in the Benghazi Libya U.S. consulate’s operation to collect weapons from Libyan stockpiles and send them through Turkey into Syria for a set-up sarin-gas attack, to be blamed on Assad in order to ‘justify’ the U.S. invading Syria, as the U.S. had invaded Libya to eliminate Gaddafi. Hersh said:

"That ambassador who was killed, he was known as a guy, from what I understand, as somebody, who would not get in the way of the CIA. As I wrote, on the day of the mission he was meeting with the CIA base chief and the shipping company. He was certainly involved, aware and witting of everything that was going on. And there’s no way somebody in that sensitive of a position is not talking to the boss, by some channel."

You can read the rest @
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/04/seymour-hersh-says-hillary-approved-sending-libyas-sarin-syrian-rebels.html#more-56142

And that particular boss was Hillary Clinton.

By the way, the phrase "by some channel" is interesting. What if that channel was the "continuity of government" system set up as part of the Doomsday Project? Every military command and diplomatic post has access to it, and it's extremely secure and bomb proof (that's the whole idea). It allegedly was used by LTC Oliver North to run weapons to Iran and also by Dick Cheney to coordinate certain aspects of the 9/11 attacks which are misunderstood even to this day.

Hey Peter Dale Scott, why don't you look into this?

All You Need To Know About TPP

From what I hear, Wall Street, pharmaceuticals, telecom, big polluters and outsourcers are all salivating at the chance to rig the deal in the upcoming trade talks. So the question is: Why are the trade talks secret? You’ll love this answer. Boy, the things you learn on Capitol Hill. I actually have had supporters of the deal say to me, ‘They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.’
Senator Elizabeth Warren

Source - http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/04/just-say-no-to-corporate-rule/

You guessed it - this is no longer a democracy. Not by a long shot.

So ... when does the revolution start?

You guessed it again - NEVER. At least not a revolution by We The People. In spite of all those guns we allegedly possess, we're basically a pack of cowards.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Russia Leads World In Wheat Exports

Remember when the USA was the world's largest exporter of wheat? Not anymore:

Russia has become the world’s leader in the export of wheat, surpassing the United States and Canada, Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said Thursday.

“Russia supplies about 25 million tons of wheat on the external market by the end of the agricultural 2016 year. We became the world’s leading wheat exporter, surpassing the United States and Canada,” Tkachev was quoted as saying by Russian news agency TASS.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Russia last year achieved record levels in the harvest of corn (13.2 million tons), rice (1.1 million tons), soybeans (2.7 million tons) and buckwheat (900,000 tons). The total grain harvest amounted to 104.8 million tons.

Source - http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-becomes-worlds-leading-wheat-exporter/5522409

They finally have the means to bury us.