Archive for the ‘history’ Category

Thanks to a variety of idiosyncratic political crises and country-specific stumbling blocks, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, and to a lesser extent Russia, have received the lion’s share of coverage when it comes to assessing the EM damage wrought by the comically bad combination of slumping commodities prices, depressed Chinese demand, slowing global trade, and a “surprise” yuan devaluation.

Put simply, the intractable political stalemate in Brazil, the civil war in Turkey, the 1MDB scandal in Malaysia (and the fact that the country was at the center of the 1998 meltdown), and the hit Russia has taken from depressed crude prices mean that if you want to pen a story about emerging market chaos, those four countries have plenty to offer in terms of going beyond the generic “falling commodities + a decelerating China = bad news for EM” narrative.

But just because other vulnerable countries aren’t beset with ethnic violence and/or street protests doesn’t mean they too aren’t facing crises due to falling commodity prices and the slowdown of the Chinese growth machine.

One such country is Australia, which in some respects is an emerging market dressed up like a developed economy, and which of course has suffered mightily from the commodities carnage and China’s transition away from an investment-led growth model.

Out with a fresh look at the risks facing Australia is RBS’ Alberto Gallo. Notable excerpts are presented below.

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From RBS

Australia has become a commodity focused economy, with an increasing exposure to China. For the past decades, Australia has been buoyed by the rapid Chinese expansion, which outpaced the rest of the world. Australia benefited from China’s strong demand for commodities given its investment-led growth model. China is Australia’s top export destination and 59% of those exports are in iron-ore. But as China struggles to manage its ongoing credit crunch and continues its shift to consumption-led growth Australia’s economy is likely to be hurt by lower demand for commodities.

more: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-02/australia-going-down-under-bubble-about-burst-rbs-warns

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Can you tell truth from lies in mass media? RTD’s Miguel Francis-Santiago delves deep to try to understand the intricacies of information war. He meets media experts and puts together the Mosaic of Facts, showing how public opinion is manipulated, not just over the Ukrainian Crisis but throughout the world.

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Greg BucceroniBy Victor Thorn

On November 11, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania radio talk show host Mark Madden dropped a bombshell during an appearance on Boston’s WEEI when he told radio talk show hosts John Dennis and Gerry Callahan, “I hear there’s a rumor that there will be a more shocking development from the The Second Mile (TSM)—and hold on to your stomachs, boys, this is gross—that Jerry Sandusky and the Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors.”

Now, further evidence that Jerry Sandusky’s TSM was being used to traffic underage boys to wealthy donors took a major step forward via a July 19 interview with Greg Bucceroni, currently employed as a school police officer in the Philadelphia, Pa. school district while also volunteering with the District Attorney’s office.


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Unmasking ISIS

Asshole Terrorist - DAP


Where did ISIS come from? How was it able to gain land, arms and money so quickly?

This book will answer those questions … and unmask ISIS.

Part 1 shows that the U.S. – through bad policies and stupid choices – is largely responsible for the rise of ISIS.

Part 2 reveals the strange history of the leaders of ISIS … Including one who never really existed, and another who – if you read mainstream media drivel – was killed … then arrested … and then killed again.

Part 3 delves into the little-known, secret history of Iraq and Syria … and discusses the real motivations behind our current policies towards those countries.

And Part 4 reveals the shocking truth about who is really supporting  ISIS.

So grab a cup of coffee, and prepare to learn the real story.


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The story of the Dancing Israelis remains one of the most controversial and explosive untold stories of Sept. 11, 2001. Previous efforts to analyze this aspect of 9/11 have been mostly emotive OpEds and conspiratorial rants – until now. Writer Greg Fernandez presents some new declassified FBI material as part of a newly compiled and highly detailed account of this chilling chapter in the 21st century’s most icon event.

It only took only a few hours for the Twin Towers to fall to the ground on September 11th, 2001. Later that same day, World Trade Center building 7 became the third tallest building in the world to implode into its own footprint, allegedly from ‘fire.’ Additionally, to date there is still no evidence of commercial airline wreckage proving that Flight 77 hit the Pentagon, even though authorities maintain that they have the attack on film.

Added to the long list of strange events that happened on September 11th is the infamous story of the five Israeli nationals who were arrested by New Jersey police officers in connection with the WTC attacks on the day. The five suspects were held in detention for three months while the FBI investigated their “jovial” behavior after the North Tower was struck by an aircraft. As the North Tower burned, witnesses saw three young men “high-fiving” each other and appearing to be celebrating the worst attack in American history. One eyewitness wrote down the license plate of the men’s vehicle and called police. It didn’t take long for New Jersey’s finest to locate the van and find traces of explosive materials inside.

MORE HERE: http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/09/11/911-revisited-declassified-fbi-files-reveal-new-details-about-the-five-israelis/

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Frank Scott writes  political commentary and satire which appears online at the blog Legalienatehttp://legalienate.blogspot.com

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‘Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has created a controversy among the Jewish community. The Jerusalem Post published a report on Natalie Portman’s comments regarding the Shoah (the Holocaust) from the Jewish education she received. The title of the report ‘Natalie Portman: Holocaust is no more tragic than other genocides’ from an interview with ‘The Independent’ where she questioned her Jewish education she received that was solely focused on the Holocaust, disregarding every genocide that took place in history. ‘

Read more: Forgotten Genocides and the Miseducation of Natalie Portman

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‘No matter where you look in the world today, terrible things are happening like never before. Some of the school-killings are drug-induced. A lengthy list of drug-induced killings around the world exists from 1988 to 2011 can be seen at SSRI school killings/suicides. Media never talks about numerous killers known to be on prescribed psychotropic medicines under a doctor’s care. In countries like Japan students have used swords to kill other students.

Imagine what happens to a mechanic who intentionally leaves wheel nuts loose on a vehicle after installing new tires, knowing this can kill the occupants. When they are killed and perhaps others in nearby vehicles, investigators quickly figure this out and he can be charged with manslaughter.

Doctors however, are shielded from the law whenever they prescribe psychotropic drugs. Nothing happens to them if they create a killer. Drug companies factor in the cost of lawsuits down the road before a drug even goes to market, even with a drug which should never have been on the market in the first place. They only care about profits, not human life. Conclusion: Ordinary citizens have no right to intentionally take human life, but big corporations and government do.’

Read more: Why Manufactured FEAR Is Required

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Everyone needs to hear this remarkable woman, Cynthia McKinney, speak. She is a force out there trying to inform us as to the reality taking place in this country. I would be remiss if I did not pass this on.

She is telling it like it is. I remember before I woke up to all the lies, I bought into what the horrible things the cabal were saying about McKinney, but then I started watching her actions, and I was on the fence …no one awake to talk to so I kept my ears open.

Now that I am fully awake and aware of this corruption that has infested not only my country in the US, but the entire globe, she is a role model to me.

In addition, I knew nothing about Political Zionism to which is a terrorist organization using religion as it’s guise. If you are asleep at the wheel to this machine called Political Zionism, that destroys both jew and gentile, time to wake up!

Do members of Congress pledge an oath to Israel BEFORE they are elected?

Please start at the 7:00 minute mark. Is this a condition of the election process?

“must sign an written oath to Israel” ???

After you are finished listening to the video, please read: Introduction to the Israel Lobby (AIPAC)

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Why is Israel’s nuclear arsenal not mentioned in Iran deal debate?, McClatchy DC

Israel has as many as 100 nuclear warheads and systems to deliver them

But U.S. officials don’t mention them under a 1969 agreement

Iranian nukes would challenge Israel’s unique Middle East position

BY JONATHAN S. LANDAY jlanday@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON , 19 Aug 15, 

There’s one major issue that President Barack Obama, his supporters and his critics assiduously have avoided as they battle over the deal designed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons: Israel’s own nuclear arsenal.

An open secret for decades, the Israeli stockpile is estimated at some 80-100 warheads, though Israel refuses to confirm or deny its existence under a policy of deliberate ambiguity. The arsenal was developed as the ultimate guarantor of the Jewish state’s survival against threats from its hostile neighborhood.

Yet as the sides joust over the Iran deal’s impact on Israel’s security, Obama has been silent on the Israeli arsenal as a potential deterrent against Iranian cheating on the accord. Opponents, led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, haven’t touched the issue, either. And it hasn’t figured in the public hearings that Congress is holding as part of a 60-day review that will culminate in a Republican-led bid to kill the Iran accord next month.

To some experts, the fierce debate over whether the Iran deal endangers Israel or makes it safer will be incomplete and misleading as long as it skirts the Middle East’s only nuclear arms stockpile………http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article31470917.html

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21st Century Wire says…

More than any other single event in American history, the attacks of September 11, 2001 have carved a special, albeit dark place in the nation psyche.

Many have asked: is the official narrative based more on myth, than fact?

“Revisiting 9/11 through the lens of television news…”

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I want to reflect back on the previous reflection in The Petri Dish. I know that not everyone is fond of my occasional commentary on the gender bending trend going on through this bankrupt culture and the thoroughly compromised educational system. Here is one glaring example of what I have been talking about but… more importantly, the area I have been concerned with. As I have been to great and sometimes unrewarding pains to communicate, my concern is not for whom others have sexual congress with in a mutually consenting manner. My concern is the political use to which this whole trend is being put.

When one studies the ends to which gender issues are being directed by the clinically insane among us, we see that there are no limits in sight.

On several occasions we have pointed out that the sexual force is THE FORCE in creation and we have pointed out that it operates at EVERY LEVEL. Here, in the words of Swami Vivekananda, we have an explanation of the meaning of this force, as it translates into angelic language or devolves into the blasphemies of demons.

Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda

There is a great deal of confusion in modern times about sexuality and the serpent. Some say the serpent is good and some say bad. I say the serpent is God at the high end and that being a force it can be applied on many levels and not all of them good by any stretch of definition. Fundies say that God is Jehovah. More intelligent and informed minds consider Jehovah to be a demonic entity and I concur in this. Religion has been hijacked by the dark side in this Kali Yuga and everything we get has been distorted beyond recognition or cleverly redefined as something it is not. There is a reason that certain religions have labeled the serpent as evil and at the level that they exercise it, I have to concur. It is not the case at every level. The snake in the grass can be raised up into the everlasting light.

Lord Buddha Vasuki snake Naga Serpent

There are a lot of perspectives on the Jehovah character.

As for the ones who are the primary agents of the perversion of religion, cultures and economies, all kinds of things have been said and by now- looking at the evidence of these times and who it is that is behind the twisting and morphing of contemporary culture, there can be no doubt that the Zio Con Tribe of bankers and Satanists are the engineers of disorder. When you are either too stupid or too much of a coward to recognize this, you are a worthy inheritor of your fate. Thankfully, awakening is coming. Unfortunately it is not coming to all in equal measure or at the same time.

In the drama of dream life there are those that are saved and those that are lost. One can go mad seeking to understand the subtleties of the why of it all. This is where a faith in the absolute comes in handy because one knows without knowing that all is as it should be, regardless of ones understanding of it. On the other hand, the dark side understands this principle and uses that understanding to its own ends by requiring a blind faith on the parts of those seduced into the religions controlled by them. This faith is in a creator that does not and never did exist.

They pervert the basic truths of existence and make what is evil seem good and what is good seem evil. This is what they have done with the serpent in their religious texts. This serpent is the force that moves in the human form and which in the fortunate and industrious, manifests as Godhead. When you make the serpent evil, you also set the groundwork for making sexual force evil and from this it is not a great difficulty to form a repressive culture and government ruled by edicts, customs and traditions that make it possible for those in charge to engage in all the things they forbid to everyone else. Those so favored by this dynamic are in no mind to oppose what has made them fortunate, so you get a general acquiescence across the board and seldom ever does anyone in a fortunate state speak out against their state and status. We live in a conspiracy of silence because they know what it will cost them if they speak out and they know that evidence of their crimes is in the hands of those they would speak out against them. You see, those running things make sure that they have each other sewn up.

Those running the joint and who are servants of the dark side, have been at their plots for some time. You shouldn’t be confused about what these people are up to and why they are up to it. These are the ones from whom all curses flow. What they did in other places and other times, they now seek to do in these places and these times. One of their own, since converted to another understanding, is relentlessly employed at exposing them.

This is why you see me writing about this subject, not because I give a tinker’s damn for who anyone sleeps with. It could be that some of these things offend the cosmic view on what is correct and what is not but I am not the one to pass judgment on any of it. Scripture has what it has to say and they are all pretty much in accord but scripture has been twisted out of shape to a degree that it cannot be depended on for everything. Obviously, a lot of scripture is clear, precise and inspired but when dealing with the sort of things that the Apostle Paul gave way too much of his time to, there’s a little too much hard and fixed. It seems like whenever religious sorts get into making the rules for right living, they over indulge in restrictions on forces and circumstance and human nature which they do not fully understand. We have no clear evidence of whether anything happened to Paul on the road to Damascus and all the stories to follow are just stories ALTHOUGH they may all be true and I am not saying here that it is more likely true or untrue. I, quite simply, do not know. I am only saying there are a lot of reasons for doubt given that history is mostly lies and that many of the lies, especially the religious ones, were composed by those same people who are so busy seeking to destroy western civilization with the cowed assistance of the inhabitants.

We know who the enemy is to some extent but our primary enemy is within and resonates with the enemy at large. If we cannot free ourselves within we will never be free without. We will never be free unless we are united with the inner light which provides an understanding of all we see and all we are and this is why we strive to be approved and a workman worthy of his hire, which is what that part of scripture that I hold to be true has to say.

These days, any criticism leveled at the way the servants of darkness do business puts one in danger of being labeled an agent of intolerance and discrimination. They have set up a tidy little scam where anyone who tells the truth puts themselves at risk. The truth is Anti-Semitic. Any sane and rational person knows what’s going on. Some even have the courage to speak it but… for the many, their fear of loss and censure is greater than their love of truth and so all integrity and honor are bled out of them by increments. The road to dishonor and corruption is build out of small lies and compromises that may not seem like much at all individually but they add up and worse… they lead to ever greater sins.

This is not an easy path that we walk but it is the only path I know of and the end result surely (in my mind) justifies the suffering that attends it.

Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha

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On Friday, August 14, Arizona Senator John McCain was confronted several times by Native activists and elders while visiting the Navajo Nation. McCain and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey were meeting with the Navajo at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock for an event honoring the Navajo Code Talkers of World War 2.

The governor and senator were also meeting with local Navajo officials to discuss their concerns about a new proposal regarding the Little Colorado River rights. Navajo Nation President Russell Begay told the Navajo Times that water was going to be a part of the talks.


We’re going to talk about it,” he told the Times. “The message we want to convey to Arizona is a discussion. We want to begin dialogue on securing our claim.

more with video: http://theantimedia.org/native-american-activists-chase-john-mccain-off-navajo-land/

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