News Archive – September-October 2011

EU-flagAnxieties Stir as Greece Plans Referendum on Latest Europe Aid Deal – New York Times, October 31, 2011 – A yes vote…would move the package forward, effectively shifting responsibility for the nation’s painful economic choices from Mr. Papandreou’s Socialist Party onto the public….The referendum will probably be held in January.

nafta-flagJustice Department Sues South Carolina Over State’s Strict Immigration Law – Fox News, October 31, 2011 -
The government wants a judge to stop enforcement of the legislation, which requires that officers call federal immigration officials if they suspect someone is in the country illegally following a stop for something else.

EU-flagAncient rules give prince veto on planned UK laws – Houston Chronicle, October 31, 2011

Fears grow over mosquitoes genetically engineered to kill their own offspring – London Daily Mail, October 31, 2011

China’s Hu kicks off Europe visit, amid euro crisis – Breitbart, October 30, 2011 – China’s President Hu Jintao arrived in Vienna for a state visit ahead of a crucial G20 meeting in France, amid hopes that Beijing may lend a helping hand to the debt-stricken EU.

U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq – New York Times, October 29, 2011

EU-flagUKIP Nigel Farage – BBC Question Time Oct 2011 – YouTube Video, October 28, 2011 – “The political class in this country, all three political parties…have made their minds up. They’ve made their minds up, that [Britain] must be part of this new European state, and the one thing they will absolutely make sure we can never, ever do, is express our opinion on it.”

More Nigel, September 20. 2011 – YouTube Video. Farage’s exposure of British Conservative Party PM Cameron’s duplicity bears striking parallels to American constitutionalists’ struggle with duplicitous neocons within the Republican Party establishment (i.e., Bush, Romney, Perry, Cain, et al).

Nationalists emboldened by EU crisis, debt pact – The Street|Associated Press, October 29, 2011 – This week’s debt deal for Europe doubles down on the concept of European integration, and could provide further ammunition for the nationalist movements that have been gaining in popularity partly as a reaction to the idea of a single Europe.

London ‘under constant attack’ from EU, says Cameron – Brietbart|AFP, October 28, 2011- Cameron’s statements coincided with reports that London Mayor Boris Johnson has written to Jose Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, to express his strong opposition to a proposed tax on financial transactions.

US, Swedish researchers crack 250-year-old cipher – MyWay|Associated Press, October 26, 2011 – The handwritten, beautifully bound book [contained] a snapshot of the arcane rituals practiced by one of the many secret societies that flourished in the 1700s. It also recorded rites for some apparent sects of Freemasonry that showed political leanings.

nafta-flagObama to host North American summit in Hawaii – AFP, October 28, 2011

 

ASEAN FlagExclusive: China eyes creation of ASEAN Bank – Reuters, Oct. 27, 2011 – After approval by the State Council, or cabinet, China would formally invite members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan and South Korea to each take a stake in the ASEAN Bank, said the sources, who have direct knowledge of the proposal….The 10-member ASEAN, ranging from resource-rich Indonesia to financial center Singapore, is planning a union by 2015 to become a single market and production base to compete with rising Asian powerhouses China and India.

EU-flagEU bailout fund chief visits China – Brietbart|AFP, October 27, 2011 – “If the Chinese, who have 60 percent of global reserves, decide to invest in the euro instead of the dollar, why refuse?”

EU Member of Parliament Nigel Farage: EU ‘Deal’ is ‘Imprisonment,’ Revolution coming to Greece – YouTube Video, October 27, 2011

An Open Message to the 99% (Occupy Wall Street) YouTube Video, October 26, 2011 - Those who created the problem use your reaction to put in place a “solution that increases their power even more (Hegelian Dialectic).

Sarkozy to Seek China Aid as EU Expands Rescue Fund – Bloomberg, October 27, 2011

Foreign Policy: Herman’s a Neo-Cain-servative – The New American, October 27, 2011 – If Herman Cain is elected President, America’s soldiers are not going to be coming home from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq anytime soon.

Unasur Joins United Nations as Observer – Venezuelanalysis.com, October 26, 2011 – The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) transcended the continental sphere to become a global institution by gaining a seat at the United Nations as an observer, a status which allows it to join UN work.

Islamists head for win in Tunisia’s Arab Spring vote – Reuters, October 25, 2011

Vatican calls for global authority on economy, ‘Central World Bank’ – Reuters, October 24, 2011 – “Of course, this transformation will be made at the cost of a gradual, balanced transfer of a part of each nation’s powers to a world authority and to regional authorities, but this is necessary at a time when the dynamism of human society and the economy and the progress of technology are transcending borders, which are in fact already very eroded in a globalized world.”

Why a road map is necessary to chart the course of change – Gulfnews.com (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), October 24, 2011 – The Arab Spring Report recommends that the Arab League and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) must drive the reform process internally with coordinated external support at this critical juncture in history….based on solid regional and global integration….

Wall Street protest plans global rally ahead of G20 – Reuters, October 24, 2011 – An anti-capitalist group which sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for global protests on Saturday to demand G20 leaders impose a “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions and currency trades.

Libya Celebrates Liberation: Transitional Leader Calls for Sharia Law – International Business Times, October 24, 2011

Mission Creep: This Tennessee Highway Is Now Patrolled by TSA – The Atlantic, October 24, 2011

New euro ‘empire’ plot by Brussels – London Telegraph, October 23 2011 – European Union chiefs are drawing up plans for a single “Treasury” to oversee tax and spending across the 17 eurozone nations.

nafta-flagYears after NAFTA, first long-haul Mexican truck enters U.S. – Reuters, October 21, 2011 – The first Mexican truck bound for the U.S. interior crossed at the international bridge at Laredo, Texas, on Friday, carrying electronic equipment destined for suburban Dallas and fulfilling a controversial provision of the 1994 North American Free Trade Act.

World Regions 125 x 57Mikhail Gorbachev Says Uprisings Signal an Emerging New World Order – Lafayette College (Easton, PA), October 20, 2011 – “My friend the late Pope John Paul II said it best. He said, ‘We need a new world order,…’ but we are still facing the problem of building such a world order…all because we do not have a system of global governance.”

EU-flagGreece adopts austerity bill amid protests – Reiuters, October 20, 2011 – The mix of deep pay and pension cuts, tax hikes and changes to collective bargaining agreements has been bitterly opposed and at least 70,000 people joined protests in Athens’ Syntagma Square in front of parliament.

Halloween’s Pagan Themes Fill West’s Faith Vacuum: Amity Shlaes – Bloomberg, October 19, 2011

TSA Checkpoints Now on Tennessee Highways – TenesseeNewsPress, October 21, 2011

EU-flagEurozone members push for tougher policing of Greece – Reuters, October 18, 2011 – Sources say countries debate handing executive powers to EU task force

Who Is to Blame: Washington Or Wall Street? Poll: Conservatives Blame Washington, While Liberals Blame Wall Street – Washington’s Blog, October 19, 2011. The answer – which can only be seen if we take of our partisan blinders long enough to look around – is both.

Ron Paul Highlights – CNN Las Vegas Debate 10/18/11YouTubeComment: To underscore the article above, both Herman Cain and Barack Obama are wrong. As Cain was forced to admit in his response to Paul, the answer is: both Washington and Wall Street are to blame. (Topic begins at 5:49 on YouTube video.)

India and Pakistan relax visa rules – CNN International, October 18, 2011 – India and Pakistan decided on October 14 to mutually relax visa rules in what government representatives are dubbing “a new era of bilateral relations.”

Ron Paul proposes saving $1T by scrapping five federal departments – CBS News, October 17, 2011 – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday unveiled a plan to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget within one year by eliminating a handful of federal departments, including the Energy and Education departments.

Romney Took Advice From Obama’s Eugenics Enthusiast Science Czar – Prisonplanet.com, October 17 2011 – [John P.] Holdren infamously co-wrote a 1977 textbook in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children.

EU-flagChina makes ‘secret eurozone commitment’ – Google|AFP, October 16, 2011 – China has made a “secret commitment” to prop up the crisis-hit eurozone in return for budget reforms and public sector cuts, the Sunday Times reported, amid ongoing turmoil over the region’s debt crisis.

‘Hiding in plain sight’—How did Obama know about ‘Gunwalker’ before Holder? – David Codrea, Gun Rights Examiner, October 14, 2011

PositiveID Corporation Receives VeriChip Order for Use With Israeli Military- MarketWatch, October 11, 2011 – PositiveID Corporation…announced today that it has received an order for its VeriChip(TM) microchip to be used for disaster preparedness and emergency management in Israel by an integration partner.

Pressure grows for ‘more Europe’ – Financial Times (London), October 16, 2011 – But if the 17 partners in the common currency are going to interfere in each others’ national fiscal strategies – hitherto regarded as the cornerstone of national sovereignty – then closer political integration is essential, say proponents.

NRA’s LaPierre: ‘Fast and Furious’ Was Plot Against Second Amendment – Newsmax, October 14, 2011

SAARC CCI hails Pakistan-India ministerial talks – Daily Times (Pakistan) September 30, 2011 – Tariq Sayeed, immediate former President, SAARC CCI said….that it was the high time that both the nations need to burry their political differences and exhibit greater political will to transform South Asia into a vibrant region by following the example of Germany and France in EU.

UNASUR FlagPeru foreign minister says crisis provides opportunity to strengthen regional integration – Andina – Agencia Peruana de Noticias – September 26, 2011

Cash Transactions Banned by Louisiana – Ackel & Associates L.L.C., October 11, 2011 – The broad scope of this definition can essentially encompass everyone; from your local flea market vendors and buyers to a housewife purchasing goods on ebay or craigslist.

Kurt Haskell Says He Will Sue Feds in Underwear Bomber Case – Infowars.com, October 12, 2011

EU-flagEU says eurozone needs ‘permanent’ austerity – Google | AFP, October 11, 2011

Md. TSA Agent Charged With Child Porn – WBALTV – Baltimore, MD, October 11, 2011

Bombshell: Underwear Bomber Calls Haskell As Defense Witness – Infowars.com, October 11, 2011 – Haskell pointed out that if Abdulmutallab chooses to reveal what he knows about the entire plot, it could be more damaging to the Obama administration than the Fast and Furious scandal, and would undermine the entire foundation of the war on terror and the TSA grope downs and body scans that were introduced in the aftermath of the event.

Did FBI get wrong man for anthrax killings? Scientists raise possibility that man believed responsible either had help or was innocent – New York Times, October 10, 2011 – If Dr. Ivins did not make the powder, one conceivable source might be classified government research on anthrax, carried out for years by the military and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Even The CEOs On Obama’s Job Creation Panel Are Shipping Jobs Out Of The United States – The American Dream, October 11, 2011

Ron Paul: Who Else is on Obama’s Secret Kill List? – Ron Paul (R-TX), October 10, 2011 Audio on YouTubeText

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department – CNS News, October 10, 2011

Herman Cain steps up attacks on Occupy Wall Street protests – Los Angeles Times, October 9, 2011 – “To protest Wall Street and the bankers is basically saying you’re anti-capitalism,” he said. [ Comment: Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, like Cain, worked for the private “Federal” Reserve. Geithner’s chief of staff, Mark Patterson, was a lobbyist for Goldman Sachs, a firm that received billions from the AIG bailout. The previous Treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, had been chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs before becoming George W. Bush’s facilitator of the TARP bailout. “Fed” chairman Ben Bernanke smugly replied NO when asked by a member of Congress if he was going to reveal to the American people what firms got bailout money, but it turns out over half of that money went to the foreign banks who loan-sharked Greece, Ireland, and other nations. So now Cain ( former chairman of the Kansas City “Fed” branch) just gave all of them cover with his blanket statement. According to Cain, you can’t decry bankster corruption or you’re a leftist. Cain was also in favor of the TARP bailout, and saw no need to audit the “Federal” Reserve. ]

MEXICO: News of another U.S. gun-tracking program stirs criticism – Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2011 – Fast and Furious-style gun program under President George W. Bush allowed guns to “walk” across the border into Mexico during 2006 and 2007.

Calif. Governor Veto Allows Warrantless Cellphone Searches – Wired, October 10, 2011

EU-flagGreeks pay for economic crisis with their health – London Guardian, October 9, 2011

 

Eurasec FlagRussia’s Putin says wants to build “Eurasian Union” – Reuters, October 3, 2011 – Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he wants to bring ex-Soviet states into a “Eurasian Union” ….Putin wrote that he saw the way out of the global crisis through a regional integration, mentioning the European Union, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as examples.

Moody’s Cuts Rating on 12 UK Financial Institutions – CNBC, October 7, 2011

EU-flagItaly, Spain Ratings Cut by Fitch; Belgium Is Put Under Review by Moody’s – Bloomberg, October 7, 2011

Social Programs can’t exist without Capitalism (or force) – By Andrew Steele, America 20XY, October 6, 2011

Rand Paul: Obama’s Rhetoric Could Turn ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Violent – Infowars.com, October 7, 2011

US asks court to halt Alabama’s immigration law – Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Associated Press, October 7, 2011

World facing worst financial crisis in history, Bank of England Governor says – London Telegraph, October 6, 2011

Secret Panel Can Put Americans on ‘Kill List – Reuters, October 5, 2011

Feds to design health insurance for the masses – Associated Press, October 7, 2011

Protests born on Wall Street spreading nationwide – Reuters, October 4, 2011

African Union and UN agree to try to strengthen cooperation to promote peace – UN News Centre, September 23, 2011 – Since 2008 the two organizations have operated a joint peacekeeping force in the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

ASEAN, UN to take on world conflicts – Jakarta Post, September 21, 2011 – In response to ASEAN’s efforts in conflict resolution, Indonesia Defense University ASEAN expert Bantarto Bandoro said it was time now for the regional grouping to establish a peacekeeping force as mandated by the UN Charter.

Why EU peacekeepers occupied Serbia-Kosovo border posts – Christian Scinece Monitor, September 16, 2011 – European Union peacekeepers in Kosovo Thursday occupied two border posts along the Serbia-Kosovo border without reigniting simmering tensions in the region.

Pak team moots visa-free system in Saarc nations – The Times of India, September 23, 2011 – [Nasir Aslam Zahid, former justice of Pakistan Supreme Court] said, “By removing visa restrictions and adopting measures like common currency, European countries allowed people to interact and prosper…..Similar measures can be taken here also by having better connectivity and communication among the SAARC countries.”

GCC single currency on track: Saudi central bank
- Khaleej Times, September 16, 2011

 

Obama: A disaster for civil liberties – Los Angeles Times OP-ED – By Jonathan Turley, September 29, 2011

NATO preps for new war – WorldNetDaily, October 4, 2011 – Syrian chief warns attack will set Middle East aflame

EU-flagThousands rally against Portugal’s austerity plans – France 24, October 1, 2011 – In April, Portugal became the third eurozone country after Greece and Ireland to request an emergency bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to deal with its mountain of debt.

nafta-flagA ‘Furious’ revelation – Feds sold guns to drug gangs – New York Post, September 29, 2011 – the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives apparently ordered one of its own agents to purchase firearms with taxpayer money, and sell them directly to a Mexican drug cartel.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Call For Totalitarian Government, Re-Election Of Obama – Infowars.com, October 2, 2011 – Despite their honest intentions, many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are being suckered into a trap and calling for the very “solutions” that are part of the financial elite’s agenda to torpedo the American middle class – higher taxes and more big government.

Federal Reserve to monitor billions of convos for ‘Fed’ – Computer World, September 27, 2011 – The Federal Reserve Bank will soon monitor billions of conversations on social networking sites to know who mentions “Fed” as well as the sentiment in which it was used.

Cloud-Powered Facial Recognition Is Terrifying – The Atlantic, September 29, 2011 – “With Carnegie Mellon’s cloud-centric new mobile app,….the researchers can potentially go from a snapshot to a Social Security number in a matter of minutes.”

Perry suggests U.S. military role in Mexico drug war – Reuters, October 2, 2011

Herman Cain Denies Federal Reserve Flip-Flop, Economic Cluelessness – The New American, September 30, 2011

EU-flagEurope again steps back from brink in debt crisis – Reuters, September 29, 2011 – Following a now-familiar script, Europe again averted disaster in its debt crisis when German lawmakers rallied behind Chancellor Angela Merkel to approve a stronger euro zone bailout fund on Thursday.

The dangerous subversion of Germany’s democracy- The Telegraph (London), September 30, 2011 – Markets appear to be acting on the firm belief that [finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble] is lying to lawmakers, that there is indeed a secret plan, that it will be implemented once the inconvenience of the Bundestag’s vote on the EFSF tomorrow is safely out of the way, and that German democracy is being cynically subverted.

The European Union is on a course to become more collective and stronger – not weaker – from the current debt crisis, as austerity measures are imposed upon leveraged nation-states, and stronger nations cede economic bailout powers to unelected eurocrats.

• European Parliament, Strasbourg – 28 September 2011
• Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, UKIP, Co-President of the EFD Group in the European Parliament (Europe of Freedom and Democracy)
• Debate: State of the Union address by the President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso

10 million more mortgages set to default, expert says – Housing Wire – Jon Prior – September 20, 2011

EU-flagGerman parliament passes expanded euro fund – Associated Press, September 29, 2011
BERLIN (AP) – German lawmakers have cleared the way for an expansion of the size and powers of the eurozone bailout fund, in a major step toward tackling the bloc’s sprawling sovereign debt crisis.

Military Commissions: Rights of Accused Terrorists Under Bush, Obama – The New American 9/29/11 – The U.S. Constitution, laws, and treaties signed by the United States guarantee everyone — even foreign terror suspects detained abroad — a trial.

N.C. Gov: Suspend Congressional Elections for Two Years – Raleigh News Observer – 9/27/11 – Sounding serious, but office says “Gov. Perdue was obviously using hyperbole to highlight what we can all agree is a serious problem…”

Internet Hits All-Time High as News Source, TV at All-Time Low, Says Pew – CNS News 9/23/11

US unleashes $400bn plan to save ailing economy – The Guardian [London] 9/21/11 – Bank of England likely to follow suit with round of quantitative easing after eurozone debt crisis rattles financial markets

Trump Accepts Gold Instead of Dollars From Tenant – foxbusiness.com 9/16/6/11 – for the first time ever, Trump will accept today gold bullion instead of dollars for a lease deposit from his newest tenant in one of his marquee properties…

ARE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS WARMONGERS? - Opinion, Chuck Baldwin. NewsWithViews.com 9/15/11 – The vast majority of Christian believers understood the Biblical, Natural Law principle of self-defense. But believing in the right of lawful, God-ordained self-defense was never to be confused with warmongering.

Perry and [ lobbyist ] ex-aide Mike Toomey have deep, mutually beneficial ties – Washington Post, Sept. 16, 2011 – Any insider at the Texas Capitol could have identified which aide-turned-lobbyist Rep. Michele Bachmann was talking about when she attacked Texas Gov. Rick Perry over a 2007 executive order mandating that teenage girls receive a vaccination against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus.

NZ Dollar Up As Euro Gains On Talk China To Invest In Italian Bonds – Wall Street Journal, Sept 13, 2011

EU-flagMerkel, Sarkozy Want EU Nations to Give Up Economic Sovereignty – Reuters, August 17, 2011 – Austria, Finland and Ireland all questioned bold proposals from French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to give up sovereignty over budgetary policies as a means to shore up their 17-nation currency union.

 

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