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Crimea Gets First Installment of Russian Financial Aid

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140318/188549508/Crimea-Gets-First-Installment-of-Russian-Financial-Aid.html

Crimea has already received the first installment of financial aid from Russia, the republic’s first deputy prime minister said on Tuesday. He said that Crimea is expected to switch to the Russian national currency in early April.

‘Boycott Israel’ mobile app in final stages

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2014/03/18/boycott-israel-app-final-stages/

The Boycott Israel movement is developing a smart-phone application that will allow followers to avoid Israeli products. database of warehousing product names and descriptions, the app will allow users to scan products to find out immediately whether they fall within the boycott’s guidelines.

Evil Monsanto GMO Corn Banned – Temporarily

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/evil-monsanto-gmo-corn-banned-temporarily/

France’s agriculture ministry temporarily banned sale, use,cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically engineered (GE) corn, only varietyauthorized in the European Union (EU). French government, saya GE crops present environmental risks. Decision timed to block seasonal planting.

Obamacare Throws 62 Year Old Man into $400,000 Debt

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Police State, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/obamacare-throws-62-year-old-man-400000-debt/

Larry Basich bought plan, Nevada Health Link insurance exchange payed premiums since November. No confirmation he had insurance. Nevada Health Link said he is enrolled, UnitedHealthcare said he wasn’t in their system, heart attack. $407,000 medical bills that no insurer is covering.

Moscow to demand $20 bn from Ukraine, if it brings back ‘zero option’

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/business/russia-ukraine-ussr-debt-582/

Moscow could ask Ukraine topay $20 bil, getting back deposits in the former USSR Savings Bank worth $80 billion. Under the “zero option”, Russia undertook to pay off all debt obligations of the USSR in exchange for the assets of the former member states.

Congresswoman: Obama admin rule change lets insurance companies keep more profits, pay less for care

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/18/congresswoman-obama-admin-rule-change-lets-insurance-companies-keep-more-profits-while-paying-less-for-customers-care/#ixzz2wL3l8xaY

Proposed rule change allow insurance companies to keep an additional two percent of premiums for purposes other than medical care, reduce amount insurance providers will be required to pay for people’s medical care while increasing the amount companies allowed to retain for profit, executive pay.

Ukrainian putsch creates economic and political turmoil in Russia

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/russ-m18.html

The intensifying conflict between Russia and the West over the US-backed, far-right coup in Ukraine is creating economic and political turmoil within Russia. The economy faces growing pressures as the Kremlin attempts to rally popular support and suppress opposition in its confrontation with the West.

New York: Investment Banker Found Dead on Sidewalk Outside East Side Apartment Building

March 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/New_York%3A_Investment_Banker_Found_Dead_on_Sidewalk_Outside_East_Side_Apartment_Building/33784/0/0/0/Y/M.html

A Manhattan investment banker died after an apparent suicide. Kenneth Bellando, former investment bank analyst at JPMorgan who worked at Levy Capital since January, found dead on the sidewalk outside his East Side building on March 12, after allegedly jumping from the sixth-story roof, police sources said.

US commandos seize boat trying to ship Libyan oil

March 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/18536

Pentagon: US Navy Seals boarded and took control of an oil tanker on Monday that had loaded crude at a rebel-held port in eastern Libya and escaped to sea. Operation was approved by president Barack Obama and was conducted in the early hours of Monday in international waters south-east of Cyprus.

$100 billion U.S treasury withdrawal could signal Russian Sanctions

March 17th, 2014
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/100-billion-u-s-treasury-withdrawal-could-signal-russian-sanctions_032014

New York Post: A record $100 billion in withdrawals of Treasury bills is raising speculation that the Russian government is pulling their money out of the United States to avoid upcoming sanctions over Ukraine. The total amount of foreign-held US Treasury securities dropped to $2.86 trillion.

McCain sees Russia as direct enemy of and threat to US: Draitser -Video

March 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/17/355082/mccain-sees-russia-a-threat-to-us/

McCain described Russia as “a gas station masquerading as a country” in an interview with CNN, called for tough economic sanctions against Moscow. Obama: referendum “would never be recognized by the United States” and “we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia.

95.7% of Crimeans in referendum voted to join Russia - preliminary results

March 16th, 2014
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/crimea-vote-join-russia-210/

Overall voter turnout in referendum on status of Crimea is 81,37%. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the citizens of the peninsula have been given an opportunity to freely express their will and exercise their right to self-determination. Crimea will officially introduce the ruble as a second official currency.

Serene’ referendum: Italian region votes on restoration of Venetian Republic

March 16th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/venice-independence-referendum-italy-154/

Venice the capital of Italian region Veneto holding referendum to form an independent republic, say Rome draining region of its wealth through taxes, want out of the euro, EU, NATO. Begin paying taxes to local authorities instead of Rome. Italian government not happy. Inspired by Scotland and Catalonia.

US does not recognize outcome of Crimea referendum

March 16th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/16/354954/us-readying-penalties-against-russia/

The United States says it does not recognize the outcome of the referendum held in the Ukrainian region of Crimea and is preparing to impose retaliatory penalties against Russia if it annexes the strategic peninsula on the Black Sea.

Israeli Drug Company Agrees to Pay $27.6 Million for U.S. Psychiatrist’s Overprescribing of Anti-Psychotic Medicine

March 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Zionism, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Israeli_Drug_Company_Agrees_to_Pay_%2427.6_Million_for_U.S._Psychiatrist%E2%80%99s_Overprescribing_of_Anti-Psychotic_Medicine/33704/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Illinois doctor who had become notorious for overprescribing a powerful antipsychotic medication was paid to push the drug by its Israeli manufacturer, according government prosecutors who have settled the case out of court.

NYC trader suicide becomes 11th this year in financial community

March 13th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/trader-suicide-nyc-financial-community-618/

The financial world suffered another apparent suicide this week, as a New York City trader ended his life by throwing himself in front of an oncoming train. 47-year-old Edmund Reilly was struck by a Long Island Rail Road commuter train.

Ukraine likely to sign EU deal next week: Interim PM

March 13th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/13/354443/kiev-likely-to-sign-eu-deal-next-week/

Ukraine’s interim prime minister says the country will likely sign a long-awaited political accord with the European Union next week. Arseniy Yatsenyuk made the announcement on Wednesday, after talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House.

Egypt destroys 1,370 Gaza underground tunnels: Army -Video

March 12th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/13/354444/egypt-destroys-1370-gaza-tunnels/

Egypt has demolished 1,370 underground tunnels between the country and the besieged Gaza Strip. Palestinians use the underground tunnels to transfer essential supplies, including food and fuel into Gaza, which has been blockaded by Israel since 2007.

Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay

March 12th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014752446

White House: President will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others many businesses currently classify as “executive or professional” employees to avoid paying them overtime.

Big Brother Surveillance – It Is Not Just For Governments Anymore -Video

March 12th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Big_Brother_Surveillance_%E2%80%93_It_Is_Not_Just_For_Governments_Anymore/33619/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Private Companies Are Using Automated License Plate Readers To Spy On You, Your Cell Phone Is Spying On You, Entire “Big Brother Housing Developments” Are Now Being Designed, Our “Smart Televisions” Are Spying On Us, Data Mining – Your Personal Information Is Big Business.

Michele Bachmann Wants to Prosecute Democrats for "Intimidating" Billionaires

March 12th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/22532-michele-bachmann-wants-to-prosecute-democrats-for-qintimidatingq-billionaires

Bachmann:donors on our side don't like to have their names vilified and that's what this is about, intimidating people from giving money to our cause, that's it," Democrats should be prosecuted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for their intimidation of billionaires.

Germany threatens Russia with sanctions -Video

March 12th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/12/354406/merkel-threatens-russia-with-sanctions/

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has threatened Russia with new sanctions unless Moscow is engaged in talks to find a diplomatic solution to the political crisis in Ukraine. said that if no progress was made by March 17, EU foreign ministers would impose the measures, including visa bans and asset freezes.

US hell-bent on crippling Russia economy: Report

March 12th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/12/354375/usa-seeks-to-impede-russia-economy/

US President Barack Obama and his economic team are discussing options on how to damage Russia’s economy, The New York Times reported. Obama’s sanctions plan against Russia has worried major American companies unwilling to lose business to competitors.

Reduce Record Wall Street Bonuses and Double the Pay of Minimum Wage Workers Instead

March 12th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/reduce-record-wall-street-bonuses-and-double-pay-of-minimum-wage-workers-instead

Wall Street's average cash bonus swelled last year to its highest since the financial crisis and the third largest on record, New York State's budget watchdog said on Wednesday. The cash bonus pool jumped 15 percent to $26.7 billion in 2013, pushing the average cash bonus was $164,530...

Denouncing Crimea referendum, US and EU step up pressure on Russia

March 11th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/ukra-m11.html

US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt declared that the United States would not recognize the results of the “so-called referendum” as it regards Crimea. threatened further steps against Russia. US and the EU were in complete agreement that harsher sanctions could follow the referendum.

UN Report Calls For Radical, Democratic Food System

March 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/UN_Report_Calls_For_Radical%2C_Democratic_Food_System/33569/0/0/0/Y/M.html

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food; current global food system needs to be "radically" and "democratically" changed to alleviate global hunger over profits of monopolized industrialization, pesticide-heavy agribusiness corporations. System led to loss in biodiversity, soil erosion, pollution.

Duke Energy CEO: Customers will foot bill to clean up toxic coal lagoons

March 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/coal-toxic-duke-energy-982/

State Utilities Commission will have final say on whether Duke’s 3.2 million customers will foot the bill for $1 billion effort, households to pay between 75 cents a month for 15 years. Coal ash is waste left after burning coal that contains over a dozen toxic heavy metals; arsenic, mercury, lead.

Colorado collected over $2 million in marijuana taxes in single month

March 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/colorado-marijuana-tax-pot-990/

Colorado Department of Revenue: collected $1.4 million from a 10 percent sales tax on marijuana, as well as $416,690 from the state’s normal 2.9 percent sales tax. Another $195,318 came in through an excise tax. $14 million in total retail marijuana sales for January.

Campaigners launch legal bid against intl. arms firms

March 11th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/11/354260/uk-activists-pursue-intl-arms-firms/

Peace activists in Britain are seeking to legally pursue two international weapons dealers who put illegal torture equipment on display at the 2013 DSEI arms fair in London. Illegal equipment including leg irons and stun batons. Products they were marketing were banned under British law.

Thousands hit Tokyo streets in anti-nuke protest (PHOTOS)

March 10th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/japan-fukushima-nuclear-protest-790/

Tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy. Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.

US, France warn of possible new measures against Russia -Video

March 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/08/353860/us-france-warn-russia-on-ukraine-crisis/

United States and France have warned of possible new measures against Russia if Moscow fails to make progress on defusing the crisis in Ukraine. Russia said it will not capitulate to the Western countries' language of threats and sanctions over Ukraine. Pentagon suspended military ties with Russia.

Target Consumers: UK Grocer CEO Says People can be Convinced GMO is O.K.

March 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/uk-grocer-ceo-says-people-can-convinced-gmo-o-k/

. Justin King, chief executive officer of UK grocer J Sainsbury Plc, says that ‘most people aren’t against GMO,’ but that they just need to be convinced genetically modified and transgenic crops are good for them. Significant minority vocally and vehemently against it, vast majority tcould be persuaded.

‘US has zero leverage over Russia’ -Video

March 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/03/353002/us-has-zero-leverage-over-russia/

US threats against Russia over Ukraine are “purely superficial” as Washington has no “leverage over Moscow. Russia could simply turn off the gas to Europe and it would throw the entire continent into an uproar, would create chaos.

Ukrainian gold reserves loaded on an unidentified transport aircraft in Kiev’s Borispol airport and flown to Uncle Sam’s vault

March 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://newswire-24.com/2014/03/07/4827/

A source in the Ukrainian government confirmed that the transfer of the gold reserves of Ukraine to the United States was ordered by the acting PM Arseny Yatsenyuk.

Cops Called on Homeless Jesus Statue Because “He Could Have Been a Threat to the Neighborhood” -Video

March 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.federaljack.com/cops-called-on-homeless-jesus-statue-because-he-could-have-been-a-threat-to-the-neighborhood/

A woman saw what she thought was a homeless man sleeping on a bench outside of a church called the police on him. The homeless man turned out to be a statue called Homeless Jesus. She said the statue is “inappropriate,” and that Jesus was not homeless.

15 Vermont Towns Vote to Start a Public Bank that Works for Them, Not Wall Street

March 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/15_Vermont_Towns_Vote_to_Start_a_Public_Bank_that_Works_for_Them%2C_Not_Wall_Street/33432/0/0/0/Y/M.html

By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation.

Pensions in Ukraine to be halved - sequestration draft

March 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/ukraine-austerity-pensions-halved-174/

Ukraine’s new prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk,:government would do its best to avoid default, expects EU/IMF economic stabilization package soon. European Commission offered Ukraine 11 billion euro loan if Kiev agrees a deal with IMF. Help from IMF or World Bank normally includes drastic austerity measures

Boulder Brands CEO Says 43% of Customers Want Non-GMO Food

March 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/boulder-brands-ceo-says-43-customers-want-non-gmo-food/

Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.

2 men guilty in sale of trade secrets to China

March 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014746361

Two men were found guilty of stealing an American company's secret recipe for making a chemical used to whiten products from cars to the middle of Oreo cookies and selling it to a competitor controlled by the Chinese government.

Russia cancels Ukraine's gas discount and demands $1.5bn

March 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Russia_cancels_Ukraine%27s_gas_discount_and_demands_%241.5bn/33384/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Russian energy giant Gazprom increased the price of gas supplies to Ukraine. In the past Russian president Putin granted Ukraine discount on its gas supplies. Deal renegotiated every three months, not renewed. Ukraine not able to pay debts in full, owe $2bn, pressure on Kiev.

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