Thursday, May 21, 2015

How England Treats Illegal Workers

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced a proposal to seize the wages of immigrants in the country illegally, treating the money as criminal proceeds, as part of a crackdown designed to reduce immigration to Britain.

“It has been too easy to work illegally and employ illegal workers here,” Cameron declared during a speech at the Home Office, which deals with visas and work permits. “So we'll take a radical step: We'll make illegal working a criminal offense in its own right.”


http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-britain-cameron-immigrants-20150521-story.html


So ... England seizes the wages of illegals, while the US gives them benefits and puts its own citizens out of work.


WTF ???


The US is a dying nation state, and its own leaders are killing it.

Why Are US Doctors Moving To Canada ???

Here is an explanation why:

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30923-why-this-us-doctor-is-moving-to-canada

I don't share her optimism that US will solve its problems. Big Med and Big Pharm are too powerful, and government doesn't have the will to break them up or bring them under control.

Violating The Sovereign Nation Of Syria

Exactly what is the rationale for violating yet another sovereign nation (Syria this time)?

http://www.globalresearch.ca/white-house-reveals-boots-on-ground-in-syria-but-media-too-giddy-over-special-ops-porn-to-notice/5450940

Nearly all of the problems in the Middle East have been caused by the US and Israel. And both of these renegade powers continue to violate international law in their thirst to spread chaos throughout the region.

This is part and parcel of the ongoing global initiative to destroy nation states and pave the way for market states.

We The People did not authorize this; The Living Dead (a.k.a. corporations) did.

And you wonder why "our" Congress just gave Obama ad-Dajjal and his successor the authority FOR SIX MORE YEARS to sign "trade deals" (a.k.a. measures which relinquish our national sovereignty) like TPP and TTIP?

This is why.

US No Longer A Democracy

A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy - namely, that it no longer exists. Asking '[w]ho really rules?' researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power. Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless of or even against the will of the majority of voters. 'The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites & organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. govt policy,' they write, 'while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.'

http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/Princeton-Study-U-S-No-L-in-General_News-Democracy_Oligarchy-150521-149.html


We all have suspected this for quite some time.


Here are two important questions:

  • Does anyone really care?
  • How can we reverse this process?

Israel: Friend Or Foe ???

Here is a thought-provoking essay by Eric Zuesse:

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has selected as his Minister of Justice a woman who has expressed hatred against all Palestinians, and he has appointed as his negotiator with the Palestians a man who said, and who has always followed though with, “We are all against a Palestinian state, there is no question about it.”

These policies are direct rejections of the U.S.-overseen 1978 Camp David Accords, and of consistent U.S. policy since. The Camp David Accords were so bad for the Palestinians that the signatory on their behalf, Egypt’s leader Anwar Sadat, was despised by virtually all Muslims and was assassinated for having done this. But Egypt abided by the Accords, while Israel for decades since has been constantly hemming and hawing about when they will some day fulfill their obligations under them; and, now, we finally have been given the answer: It’s never. They signed an agreement that was so bad for Palestinians it was rejected by them and by the U.N., but now it’s finally clear:  to Israel, it’s not bad enough to Palestinians. So: Israel insists upon continued (and now upon never-ending) military occupation.

Netanyahu has proven by actions, not mere words, that Israel is America’s enemy, refusing to do even what Israel had signed an American-sponsored accord in 1978 promising to do — and, now, at last, installing a government that is deeply committed to never complying with it.

http://rinf.com/alt-news/featured/opinion-is-israel-americas-friend-or-americas-enemy/

Merely not doing what the US wants does not make Israel our "enemy".

However, shooting at our ships (e.g., USS Liberty), killing our citizens (e.g., Rachel Corrie), stealing our nuclear technology, robbing us blind, and running false flag operations which destroy our property and harm our interests all prove that Israel is definitely NOT our friend.

Not that any Americans give a damn about these things.

Perverting Medicine For Security Purposes

The National Security Agency concocted a plan to find Osama bin Laden by hiding tracking devices in medical supplies, in an attempt to cross what officials called the “non-electronic moat” surrounding the reportedly ailing terrorist leader.

The scheme is laid out in a top-secret NSA presentation dated June 2010 and titled “Medical Pattern of Life: Targeting High Value Individual #1,” which was among the files provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The presentation cites CIA reports on bin Laden’s poor health, including renal disease, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and intestinal problems.

Analysts could “Determine Likely Meds/Equipment” and target the “Supply Chain to HVI [high value individual],” including International Committee of the Red Cross hospitals, the presentation suggests.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/21/nsa-plan-find-osama-bin-laden-infiltrating-medical-supply-chain/

No doubt this also will be used to track the rest of us. The "Internet of Everything" will leave no stone unturned.

And since US courts have ruled that we have no expectation of privacy, that as they say is that.

A Post-Human World ???

Here is another "the robots are coming, and they will be better than us !!!" essay:

In Davos a few years ago, I met a well-known Indian tycoon. Knowing I had the title Astronomer Royal, he asked: “Do you do the Queen’s horoscopes?” I responded, with a straight face: “If she wanted one, I’m the person she’d ask.” He then seemed eager to hear my predictions. I told him that markets would fluctuate and that there would be trouble in the Middle East. He paid rapt attention to these insights. But I then came clean. I said I was just an astronomer, not an astrologer. He immediately lost all interest in my predictions. And rightly so: scientists are rotten forecasters – worse, often, than writers of science fiction.

Nevertheless, 12 years ago, I wrote a book that I entitled Our Final Century? My publisher deleted the question-mark. The American publishers changed the title to Our Final Hour – Americans seek instant (dis)gratification. My theme was this: our Earth is 45 million centuries old, but this century is special. It’s the first when one species – ours – can determine the biosphere’s fate.

In the years since, a few forecasts have somewhat firmed up: the world is becoming more crowded – and warmer. There will be about 2 billion more people in 2050, and their collective “footprint” will threaten our finite planet’s ecology unless we can achieve more efficient use of energy and land. But we can’t predict the path of future technology that far ahead. Today’s smartphones would have seemed magic even 20 years ago, so in looking several decades ahead we must keep our minds open to breakthroughs that may now seem like science fiction. These will offer great hopes, but also great fears.

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Abstract thinking by biological brains has underpinned the emergence of all culture and science. But this activity - spanning tens of millennia at most - will be a brief precursor to the more powerful intellects of the inorganic post-human era. So, in the far future, it won’t be the minds of humans, but those of machines, that will most fully understand the cosmos – and it will be the actions of autonomous machines that will most drastically change our world, and perhaps what lies beyond.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/11605785/Astronomer-Royal-Martin-Rees-predicts-the-world-will-be-run-by-computers-soon.html

Anyone who gets invited to Davos belongs to the cult of oligarchs, bankgangsters, corporations, and their collaborators in the one percent. They may in fact someday come up with a plan to "save the world", but it will be their world which gets saved and not ours. They are programming the robots to be like them, not like We The People.