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Swiss snub US effort to sanction Russian billionaires

April 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/Swiss_snub_US_effort_to_sanction_Russian_billionaires.html?cid=38305396&link=ers

Swiss government: Russian officials sanctioned by the European Union will be barred from new business interests in Switzerland but billionaires included on the United States sanctions list face no restrictions. Switzerland decided last week against imposing its own sanctions.

North Carolina drivers could be charged by the mile

April 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/North_Carolina_drivers_could_be_charged_by_the_mile/34224/0/0/0/Y/M.html

North Carolina Department of Transportation board members will hear a presentation Wednesday on a proposal to tax people based on the number of miles they drive. The proposal would be to charge .5-cents-per-mile for cars, which would generate almost $500 million in annual state revenue.

Ukrainians Get IMF’s Bitter Medicine

April 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ukrainians_Get_IMF%E2%80%99s_Bitter_Medicine/34225/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Ukraine’s coup regime approved IMF austerity plan, hits Ukraine’s “99 percent” hardest slashing subsidies for heat, gutting pensions and devaluing the currency to make everyday goods more expensive. Asks little from the country’s “1 percent.

Teacher Takes Student to Hospital and Pays Bill, Loses Job

April 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Iran

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/teacher-takes-student-hospital-pays-bill-loses-job/

An award-winning teacher from Tennessee alleges she was forced to resign from her post at Red Bank High School after taking a student to the emergency room and paying the charges. Stacey Stewart, assistant superintendent of human resources for the district: It’s a liability issue.

Moscow warns Kiev against NATO integration-Video

April 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/04/01/356796/moscow-warns-kiev-against-nato-union/

Russia has warned Ukraine against integration with NATO, as Kiev approves a series of joint drills with the Western military alliance.“(Past attempts) led to a freezing of Russian-Ukrainian political contacts.

Getting Ready to Microchip the Entire Human Race-Video

March 31st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/getting-ready-microchip-entire-human-race/

Google: small ingestible microchip allows access to insurance companies, government agencies, personal information, bank account, tracking capability, even control our minds. Health Care (Obamacare) law requires RFID chip implanted in all of us by 2017.

Greece’s parl. calls for stricter austerity measures

March 30th, 2014
Categories: World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/31/356630/greek-parl-calls-for-stricter-austerity/

Greek lawmakers have adopted a bill calling for stricter austerity measures despite continued protest rallies against government’s policies. bill will unlock 11.7 billion dollars for Greece, signing away the banking system, abolishing labor rights and public insurance system. Wages and pensions cut.

BREAKING: Anti-Gun CA Senator Leland Yee Charged With Gun Running -Video

March 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://thefreedomreport.us/breaking-anti-gun-ca-senator-leland-yee-charged-gun-running/

California Senator Leland Yee charged with, bribery, corruption, gun running. Conspired with organized crime lord Kwok Cheung “Shrimp Boy” Chow to illegally import firearms sell without license. $2 million of weapons secreted into country from Philippines: rocket launchers, machine guns, sent to Africa.

No reasonable alternative to energy supplies from Russia to EU - German vice chancellor

March 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_28/No-reasonable-alternative-to-energy-supplies-from-Russia-to-EU-German-vice-chancellor-1172/

Deliveries of natural gas from Russia to European Union "have no reasonable alternative," German Vice Chancellor, Minister of Economics and Energy Sigmar Gabriel. Often concluded there are other possibilities, it is not so, Angela Merkel called for "reducing dependence" of energy supplies from Russia.

Ukraine parliament passes austerity bill required by IMF

March 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/ukraine-austerity-law-imf-753/

Ukrainian parliament adopted -crisis bill proposed by IMF to secure financial aid. Pension cut by 50%, income tax, tax new cars, motorcycles with engine capacity exceeding 0.5 liters doubled. Alcohol, tobacco taxes up 39 percent. Reduce personnel in law enforcement. No plan to raise minimum wages.

History Made: Brazilian Court Says No to Bayer GMO Corn, Sets New Legal Precedence

March 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/history-made-brazilian-court-says-bayer-gmo-corn-sets-new-legal-precedence/

The court unanimously ruled to annul a decision, previously passed by the Technical Committee on National Security (CTNBio), that would have allowed Bayer’s transgenic, GMO corn, called Liberty Link, to infiltrate the agricultural landscape of the country.

Heinz Targeted for Claiming Products to be “All Natural” While Containing GMOs

March 28th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/heinz-sued-natural-claim/

Heinz called to task over “all natural” claim on its bottles of white vinegar. Plaintiff Debbie Banafsheha: Heinz Distilled White Vinegar can’t be considered natural because it’s made with GMO corn. Heinz doesn’t say its vinegar is made with non-GMO corn, claims the ingredients are “all natural.

The Detroit News endorses mass water shutoffs

March 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/shut-m27.html

City officials announced shut off water service to 154,000 households, which are overdue on their bill payments. Detroit News, hailed the initiative in editorial, “Water cut-offs send to notice to scofflaws. Notices sent to “delinquent” customers—more than half of the city’s residential accounts.

India ready to pay Iran in euros for oil

March 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics, Iran

Link: http://theinternetpost.net/2014/03/26/india-ready-to-pay-iran-in-euros-for-oil/

India is ready to pay Iran in euros rather than rupees for crude oil imports after an Iranian official recently said Tehran prefers euro payment. India is among Asia’s major importers of energy, and relies on the Islamic Republic to satisfy a portion of its energy requirements.

Ukraine to hike domestic gas prices by 50 percent to meet IMF demands

March 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ukraine_to_hike_domestic_gas_prices_by_50_percent_to_meet_IMF_demands/34038/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Ukraine is raising the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50 per cent from May 1 and will implement further rises under a fixed timetable. Unpopular with Ukrainians used to subsidised gas prices from Soviet era, response to demands by the International Monetary Fund.

Iceland’s Economy Ditches Fiat Currency and Goes Crypto as of Today-Video

March 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/icelands-economy-ditches-fiat-currency-and-goes-crypto-as-of-today/

Auroracoin is among the first serious attempts to use a new Bitcoin-inspired crypto-currency to save a flailing European economy. Based off of Litecoin, itself an alternative to Bitcoin, launched in February, distributed to the 330,000 citizens on March 25. Each citizen allowed to claim a total of 31.8 Auroracoin.

Florida Woman Struggles to Unenroll from Obamacare

March 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.therightcurmudgeon.com/2014/03/florida-woman-struggles-unenroll-obamacare/

Melissa Battles signed up for an Obamacare insurance got a job which offered her health insurance went back to the company she selected on Healthcare.gov told them she wanted out of her plan. But no procedure on the website to allow people to cancel a plan. Woman spends SIX WEEKS trying to UNenroll from ObamaCare

KIEV DECIDES TO TAME EASTERN UKRAINE BY HIRING FOREIGN MERCENARIES

March 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/KIEV_DECIDES_TO_TAME_EASTERN_UKRAINE_BY_HIRING_FOREIGN_MERCENARIES/33989/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Ukrainian authorities plan to attract US private military company Greystone Limited to suppress protest moods of the mostly Russian-speaking population in the east of the country. Mercenaries will be engaged in political search and protection of state security to curb leaders, activists of pro-Russian movement.

Monsanto Threatens to Sue over GMO Labeling in Vermont

March 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-threatens-sue-gmo-labeling-vermont/

GMO food label bill passed by the House awaits a final O.K. by the Senate. Dairy would be excluded from the bill, currently there is no GMO dairy in Vermont. Monsanto legal challenge could end up costing state $5 million, potential reimbursement for a victorious plaintiff – Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta.

I will raise world to reduce Russia to ashes: Tymoshenko leak

March 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/24/355906/raise-world-to-reduce-russia-to-ashes/

Yulia Tymoshenko says Ukrainians must take up arms against Russians “so that not even scorched earth will be left where Russia stands.”The former Ukrainian prime minister charged with corruption accused of misspending 500 million in connection with sale of carbon emission rights under Kyoto Protocol.

Did New York Times Article Mislead About Supplement Risks?

March 24th, 2014
Categories: Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-york-times-article-mislead-supplement-risks/

NYT reports in “Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to Dietary Aids. Takes aim at the supplement industry, pointing out that it lacks government regulations in the same manner that drugs do. Doesn’t discuss what accounts for 80% of drug-related injuries, drugs like Tylenol.

TSA spent $1 bln on 'body language' program

March 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/tsa-spent-billion-body-language-937/

After investing $1 billion in behavior detection techniques and training to read body language since 2007, Transportation Security Administration has little to show for its efforts. Government Accountability Office, found it to be ineffective and recommended cutting its funding.

Israel closes embassies around the world as diplomats strike

March 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/23/us-israel-diplomacy-idUSBREA2M0ER20140323

Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented strike on Sunday, forcing the complete closure of embassies around the world as they escalated a over pay dispute. Will close all of Israel's 102 missions abroad, paralyzing most diplomatic work with other countries, United Nations, not possible to submit complaints.

Russia Returns Favor, Sees Chinese Yuan As World Reserve Currency

March 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2014/03/23/russia-returns-favor-sees-chinese-yuan-as-world-reserve-currency/

Following China’s unwillingness to vote against Russia at the UN and yesterday’s news that China will sue Ukraine for $3bn loan repayment, it seems Russia is returning the favor. The Chief Economist of Russia’s largest bank stated that “China’s Yuan may become the third reserve currency in the in the future.”

Russia Could Crush the Petrodollar

March 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/18580

Russia threatened to dump its U.S. treasuries if America imposed sanctions over Crimea. if Russia accepts payment for oil, gas in currency other than dollar, gold, Euro Ruble, Rupee, anything else U.S. petrodollar system collapses: main pillars of U.S. power is petrodollar, U.S desperate to maintain status.

Indonesian forest fires feed ‘brown cloud’ of pollution choking Asia’s cities

March 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/22/indonesian-forest-fires-feed-brown-cloud-of-pollution-choking-asias-cities/

Smoke over oil palm plantations mixed with industrial pollution, car exhaust fumes and ash. Communities evacuated people advised to stay indoors, transport disrupted, 50,000 treated for asthma, bronchitis, respiratory illnesses, schools closed. threatens food production, tourism, economy, climate change.

Spanish anti-austerity protesters, police clash

March 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/22/355722/spain-antiausterity-rally-turns-violent/

An anti-austerity demonstration that drew tens of thousands of people from across Spain to central Madrid has turned violent as protesters clashed with security forces. Police attacked the protesters, who hurled bottles and other objects, and beat them back with batons. Police vehicle and a bank were damaged.

Illinois speaker proposes tax on millionaires

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014761242

Chicago Democrat who controls the Illinois House proposed a tax on millionaires Thursday to fund the state's financially strapped education system. Amendment to tack a 3 percent surcharge onto incomes over $1 million, which he said would raise $1 billion a year for elementary and secondary education.

Monsanto's ‘healthier environment’ ads banned in South Africa

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/monsanto-south-africa-ads-461/

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa ordered Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the benefits of GM crops, including a “healthier environment” and more food sustainably. According to the ASA, the claims made of genetically engineered crops are unsubstantiated.

Visa and Mastercard engage in collective punishment of Russian customers

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/tom-sullivan/visa-and-mastercard-engage-collective-punishment-russian-customers

Russians abroad attempting to use their Visa/Mastercard debit or credit cards transactions declined for retail purchases with cards issued through one of four Russian banks have been forced to find alternative means of payment. No notice was given by either company that cards would be declined.

Petrodollar Alert: Putin Prepares To Announce "Holy Grail" Gas Deal With China

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Petrodollar_Alert%3A_Putin_Prepares_To_Announce_%22Holy_Grail%22_Gas_Deal_With_China/33874/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Moscow natural gas supply deal with Chinat isclose after years of negotiations. Gazprom hopes to pump 38 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas per year to China from 2018 via the first pipeline between the world's largest producer of conventional gas to the largest consumer.

Gas Talks Between Ukraine And Gazprom Cancelled, Naftogaz Chairman Detained On Corruption Probe

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Gas_Talks_Between_Ukraine_And_Gazprom_Cancelled%2C_Naftogaz_Chairman_Detained_On_Corruption_Probe/33881/0/0/0/Y/M.html

The issues for debate are supply and pricing of gas from Russia and the payment for over $2bn of existing debt owed. Ukraine expects gas prices to rise 40% as Russian discounts fade.

Communities grow weary of militarized police

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

As law enforcement agencies across the United States begin obtaining large armored vehicles, pockets of resistance forming among some communities concerned with the trend. Residents worried about potential police militarization, questioning the need to spend so much money on armored vehicles.

President Putin mocks US sanctions, vows not to retaliate

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/putin-president-sanctions-bank-305/

Vladimir Putin has mocked US sanctions imposed on Russia, saying he will open an account at US-sanctioned Rossiya Bank. During a meeting with the country's senior security officials he added that he won’t introduce a visa regime with Ukraine. Said he will get his salary via the sanctioned bank.

Syngenta Halts GMO Corn Seed Sales in Canada Due to Importer Resistance

March 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/syngenta-halts-gmo-corn-seed-sales-canada-due-importer-resistance/

Agro-giant, Syngenta, halted commercial sales of a new GMO corn strain due to lack of approval. This corn was to be ready for planting the first time this year, but now without overseas importer’s OK including Japan, Mexico and South Korea, not approved for China or European Union.

Fast-food 'wage theft' protests staged across US -Video

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355272/protests-held-across-us-over-wage-theft/

Fast-food employees, supporters in U S held rallies in 30 cities Tuesday over “wage-theft” by McDonalds, other fast-food restaurants, demonstrated outside McDonald's in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami to call attention to violations that deprive workers of money they're owed.

US funding ghost workers across Afghanistan: Report

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355369/us-funding-ghost-workers-in-afghanistan/

A senior western audit officer raised concerns US funds to pay Afghan police may be going to non-existent "ghost workers". US and Afghan officials blame each other for embezzlement, corruption. Afghan officials accuse US gives funds to the Taliban, say American helicopters delivered weapons to militants.

Nationwide strike paralyzes public transport across Italy

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/19/355390/public-transport-strike-paralyzes-italy/

Press TV: A nationwide public transport strike has paralyzed several cities across Italy following unions’ failure to reach an agreement with the government over workers’ contracts. Unions are calling for an increase in wages and a reduction of working hours.

Financial backer of Washington, DC mayor pleads guilty to illegal contributions

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/scan-m19.html

Jeffrey E. Thompson, a regional powerbroker and government contractor in Washington, DC, plead guilty to two felony charges in US District Court of the District of Columbia of conspiracy to subvert local and federal electoral financing laws .Spent more than $3.3 million to provide illegal cash for candidates.

Exclusive: Target’s cheesy anti-union propaganda gets a modern makeover

March 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014759664

Narrators tell employees in company video If a union came in, “chances are they would change our fast, fun and friendly culture, with their way of doing business.” “Management doesn’t have to agree to any union demand.” There are people you can talk to; Supervisors; “Human Resources”;“Employee Relations.

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