Thursday, 22 April 2010

IMF’s Global Taxes Can Only Be Enforced Through Global Government
Latest proposals part of ongoing centralisation into new economic world order

Ten U.S. Cities In Free Fall
Economic indicators in these metros have gone from bad to worse, with no sign of recovery.

YouTube Hitler Downfall parody videos removed over copyright
YouTube has removed a large number of Hitler parodies featuring a clip from Der Untergang, or Downfall, after copyright complaints from producers Constantin films.

Climate scientist sues newspaper for 'poisoning' global warming debate
Climate modeller Andrew Weaver launches libel action in Canada for publishing 'grossly irresponsible falsehoods'

Hidden In The PPI Data Was The Largest Food Price Spike In 26 Years
Food prices are volatile, but this move can't be ignored given its historical significance

Moody's downgrades Greece from A3 to A2. It's almost over

Britain has biggest annual deficit since World War II
The UK has recorded its largest annual budget deficit since the Second World War as the election battle over how to repair the public finances intensifies

Scandals Signal The Demise of Our Financial System
The line up goes down the block and around the corner for prosecutions against Goldman Sachs, Sovereign debt looms large, 8 more banks close, scandals in the financial sector continue to erupt everywhere, the public picks up the bills, we face a staggering depression, anger grows against wall street, a plan for permanent bailouts only favors the rich and corrupt.

ACTA treaty aims to deputize ISPs on copyrights
Internet service providers could become copyright cops encouraged to block access to suspected pirate Web sites, according to a previously secret draft treaty made public on Wednesday.

One section of the proposed digital copyright treaty says that immunity from lawsuits would be granted to Internet providers "disabling access" to pirated material and adopting a policy dealing with unauthorized "transmission of materials protected by copyright." If the ISPs choose not to do so, they could face legal liability.

WikiLeaks claims Facebook deleted its page, 30,000 fans
WHISTLEBLOWER website Wikileaks claims it has had its Facebook page deleted.
According to the WikiLeaks Twitter account, the website had more than 30,000 fans at the time it was deleted.

EU policy cheat sheet: UKIP -v- Lib/Lab/Con

With Saint Clegg's rise in the polls, many people might have forgotten just how wedded the three 'mainstream' parties are to the EU.

Be in no doubt - a vote for the LibDems is a vote for further EU integration, and then some.

LabourConservativesLib DemsUKIP
EU Referendum?On the EuroOn further transfers of power to the EUOn UK membership of EU and the euroOn UK membership
Joining the euro?Mixed messagesNeverYesNo
Crime and policing?Status quoNo new EU powers, opt outMore integrationNo integration
European public prosecutor?AgainstAgainstMixed messagesAgainst
Immigration and asylumPartly in favour of more EU integrationAgainst more integration and asylum burden-sharingMore integration, n favour of asylum burden sharing5-year immigration freeze
EU DefencePossibly more cooperationAgainst - no EU defence procurementEU defence procurementNo EU involvement in defence
EU Foreign policyKeep EU diplomatic service separate from national issuesKeep EU diplomatic service separate from national issuesKeep EU diplomatic service separate from national issuesReturn to UK diplomatic service
Reform of the EU budgetVague CAP reform promise, maintain UK rebateVague CAP reform promise, maintain UK rebateVague reform promise, missed messages on CAP and UK rebateReform (if we’re still in the EU)
EU financial supervisorsIn favour with reservationsAgainst if transferring powersIn favour with reservationsAgainst
EU employment policyStatus quoOpting out of parts “most damaging” to economyStatus quoOpting out (if we’re still in the EU)
Common Fisheries PolicyFundamental reformFundamental reformNo mention in manifestoWithdraw
Environmental policySupport EU action, and current targetsSupport EU action, and current targetsSupport EU action, and current targetsUK action

Source of Lib/Lab/Con info: Open Europe (PDF)


8 Invented Diseases Big Pharma Is Banking on
Since direct-to-consumer drug advertising debuted in 1997, pharma's credo has been When The Medication Is Ready, The Disease (and Patients) Will Appear. Who knew so many people suffered from restless legs?

But pharma's recent plan to move from mass-market molecules into more lucrative vaccines and biologics did not see the anti-vaxer movement coming: millions of Americans saying You Want to Vaccinate Me -- and My Child -- with WHAT?? and condemning vials of H1N1, rotavirus and MMR vaccines to sit, well, way past their expiration dates. Nor were fears of an international vaccine conspiracy helped by former CDC Director Julie Gerberding resurfacing as President of Merck Vaccines in December. (Nice revolving door if you can catch it.)

Now pharma is back to creating new diseases, patients, risks and "awareness campaigns" faster than you can say thimerosal (the vaccine preservative that started the backlash.)

Greece Welcomes Its New IMF Overlords With Day Of Rioting And National Strikes
“Papandreou is caught between a rock and a hard place,” said Jacques Cailloux, chief European Economist at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. “The market has zero confidence in what the Greeks are saying, and any further austerity measures pushed for by the IMF could be the ones that break the camel’s back if they are deemed unfair by the population. He doesn’t have any option though.”

Real U.K. Unemployment is 5.5 million, the Jobless Economic Recovery?
The latest U.K. Unemployment and claimant count data released Wednesday show a confusing mixed picture which allowed both Labour and the Conservatives to broadcast election propaganda in their own favour

Google reveals UK government’s censorship and user data requests
The UK government asked Google 59 times between July and December last year for information about Google users or to censor search results delivered by the company's search engine.

This emerged yesterday when Google launched a web page that detailed government requests for it to censor its search results or for information on Google users

IMF Warns of 'New Phase' in Crisis .
WASHINGTON—Greece's upheaval could mark the starting point of a "new phase" in the global financial crisis, one marked by escalating concerns about sovereign debt, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday

Greek debt-crisis woes worsen; stocks plunge
LONDON: World equity markets and the euro turned south on Thursday after the European Union said Greece's budget deficit was worse than firstTop gainers, losers

'Debt explosion' fears: IMF puts pressure on G20

We cannot ignore Labour's debt crisis
"The interest payments alone on Britain's debt will soon be more than £60 billion a year. That's nearly twice the entire annual Scottish budget - double what we spend on schools, hospitals, the police, local government and more, every year in Scotland.

The Global-Warming Tax
Damn the data; full speed ahead!

Climategate, Copenhagen, Snowmageddon in the nation’s capital, the EPA ruling that CO2 endangers us all, and Senate Republicans pushing for a global-warming tax. Has it been a great run-up to Earth Day, or what?

Never has a public-policy agenda been pursued with so little regard for scientific fact or public opinion. In March, 48 percent of Americans agreed that global warming, while real, is exaggerated. When Gallup first asked this question in 1997, only 31 percent thought the threat exaggerated.

Deeper Double Dip Recession as Keynesian Fails
The case for a secondary recession rests on several factors: a double-dip decline in the residential real estate market, the accelerating decline in the commercial real estate market, the unresolved losses in bank balance sheets, the narrow focus of the profitability (earnings), which has been limited to bailed-out banks, and the threat of rising long-term interest rates, i.e., a decline in the bond market

An American Phenomenon: The Widespread Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers
The United States has become the psychiatric drugging capital of the world, medicating children at a younger and younger age.

Strategies for Revolutionaries: Break the TV addiction
Numerous institutions, traditions and prejudices function as modes of oppression and prevent us from collectively addressing the tragedy of the commons. Acts of legislation arbitrarily prohibit and criminalize our actions, schools indoctrinate us with a tacit deference to authority, and our interpersonal relationships are prone to crystalizing vicious spirals of interaction. Taken as a whole, they manufacture a society in which worldviews are intentionally constrained, warped, and self-defeating

Gordon Brown may be PM until 2017, says Ed Balls
Gordon Brown could remain Labour leader throughout the next Parliament and into the one that follows, one of his closest allies has said.

Mission Accomplished

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In Brussels, they're crossing their fingers for Nick Clegg

In Brussels, they're crossing their fingers for Nick Clegg

As Dan Hannan points out, a vote for the LibDems is a vote for the EU. They are eurofanatics and proved as much with their support for the hated Lisbon Treaty, which dissolved our sovereignty - and their enthusiasm for the European Arrest Warrant, which has just claimed another innocent victim.

The LibDems are not a cuddly, anti-politics party - they are part of the very establishment we all hate.

A vote for the LibDems would herald another term for Labour, and further erosion of our civil liberties.

Don't even be tempted. And don't waste your vote; if you want to cast an anti-politics vote, vote for UKIP or one of the other small parties or independents.

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Britain's deficit hits record £163 billion - but undershoots forecast
Government borrowing hit its highest level since records began during the 12 months to March but the figures reveal Labour has undershot its target for the year

More Censorship? You Tube Yanks All Versions of Hide the Decline ClimateGate Song
After being up for one day the new version of "Hide the Decline" hosted on The No Cap-and-Trade Coalition's channel was pulled by YouTube, along with all the other copies of the original version of the video made by Minnesotans For Global Warming.

Our foreign aid target is absurd and outdated
The main parties are perversely sticking to a figure that never had any legitimacy

PASSENGERS will suffer rocketing flight costs for the next few weeks as airlines which took a £1.1billion hit from the crisis cash in on soaring demand.

Catching up again

China Just Grew Its Oil Demand By 10x The Rate of Global Supply Growth
Second, more powerful Icelandic volcano likely to explode soon
"The CIA Hit List": Muslim Men to be Murdered as "Threats to the US"
Uprisings against the New World Order: Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and Revolution
Secret Treaty To Curb Internet Freedom
So much for cleaning up politics! Leaks reveal how Lib Dem MPs were told to milk expenses to spend on propaganda
How Britons have run up £55bn in hidden debt
The Road to Total War
300,000 Teachers Set to Lose Jobs... The Massive Dumbing Down of America's Students is Stepping Up Pace!
Unemployment breaks through 2.5 million
Water bills to jump by 27pc
Britain 'facing electricity blackouts'
Obama Regime Will Stage Violence To Crush Dissent
"Climate Change" Scamsters to go Global
Prominent Climategate Figure Threatens Lawsuit over Spoof Video – No Cap-and-Trade Coalition Says “Bring it on”
Massive Anti-Obama Rally Set for Sunday in New York
Young Have Been Turned into Zombies
The guy who filmed the shots fired at the POLISH PLANE CRASH WAS ASSASSINATED
Nine out of ten expats are so glad to be gone
'Toxic stew' of chemicals causing male fish to carry eggs in testes
Shocking Footage Of The Violent Clashes In Kyrgyzstan
IMF cuts UK growth forecast for 2011
The Tipping Point is Upon Us

Hung Parliament risks re-run of IMF rescue for Britain, warn Tories

Telegraph- A hung Parliament would rock Britain’s economy so severely that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would have to “tackle our problems for us”, the Conservatives have warned.

Britain's public sector pay party is over

The Telegraph- The economic mayhem that George Osborne warned about on Wednesday on the back of a hung Parliament will be a heck of a lot worse if such political paralysis is combined with spluttering economic growth

Labour ready to let in the EU snoopers
Daily Mail- British citizens face being subjected to secret EU 'Big Brother' spying missions.
Labour is supporting plans for a dramatic expansion in the powers available to fellow member states who accuse UK nationals of committing even the most minor crimes while visiting.
Under the plans, other countries could get the right to demand surveillance on a UK resident who has returned home, and access to his or her bank records.

Secret Treaty To Curb Internet Freedom
Global Research- Negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) resume today in Wellington, New Zealand, with Canada, the United States, the European Union, and a handful of other countries launching the eighth round of talks

How Britons have run up £55bn in hidden debt
Daily Mail- Guilty Britons are tying themselves in knots over hidden debts that are said to total an astonishing £55billion.
As many as one in five refuse to admit their true level of spending and debt to their husband or wife, while a third would not tell their wider family.

Unemployment breaks through 2.5 million

Guardian- At 2.502 million, the number of people out of work is its highest since the end of 1994

Water bills to jump by 27pc
Telegraph- Water bills could jump as much as 27 per cent above inflation in the next 20 years, customers have been warned.

Britain 'facing electricity blackouts'

Telegraph- Britain faces widespread electricity blackouts within six years, government experts have warned.

Scotland racks up £55m swine flu bill
The Scotsman- THE Scottish Government has spent more than £1 million a week battling the swine flu virus over the past 12 months, The Scotsman can reveal

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