Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment


Desperate banking shysters now resorting to government approved terrorism

Portland Press Herald
By David Hench
10/24/2011

PORTLAND

Occupy Maine protesters say Sunday morning's attack with a chemical explosive has left them with a mixture of anxiety and resolve.

    "We are more motivated to keep doing what we're doing," said Stephanie Wilburn, of Portland, who was sitting near where the chemical mixture in a Gatorade bottle was tossed at 4 a.m. Sunday. "They have heard us and we're making a difference."

Occupation forces refuse to be intimidated
Wilburn said she was startled and briefly lost hearing in her left ear when the device exploded beneath a table about 10 feet away. Wilburn's hearing returned and police said no injuries were reported.

Portland police Sgt. Glen McGary said the bomb was thrown into the camp’s kitchen, a tarped area where food is cooked and served. Protest organizers said the explosion lifted a large table about a foot off the ground.

    "There was no fire . . . We had a good 20 feet of thick smoke rolling out from under the table," Wilburn said. They could see the "G" on the 24-ounce bottle and its orange cap, as well as bits of silver metal, she said.

    She and a friend who ran over to look at it breathed in fumes that smelled like ammonia, she said.

    Witnesses said a silver car had been circling before the attack, its occupants shouting things like "Get a job" and "You communist." They believe someone from that car threw the device, according to a statement from Occupy Maine.

    The demonstrators are protesting what they describe as unfairly favorable treatment given banks and other corporate interests at the expense of working people and those trying to find a job.
Shane Blodgett of Augusta was sleeping in his tent in the middle of the park when the explosion woke him up.

In for the duration; Portland Occupiers not leaving
"I heard a sound which I thought was a gunshot," he said, gesturing at the collection of three dozen tents that cover the south side of the park at Congress and Pearl streets.

"I was in fear for my life.*  I thought someone was walking around with a gun. I didn't dare poke my head out," Blodgett said. He eventually went back to sleep.

    Katty Heath, originally from New Hampshire, now of Portland, said she slept through the entire event and didn't realize anything untoward had happened until she woke that morning.

    Sgt. Glen McGary said the homemade bomb, which consisted of chemicals poured into a plastic Gatorade container could have caused serious injury.

    Police are investigating and spent about two hours at the campsite, located at the corner of the busy Congress Street and Franklin Street corridors, collecting evidence to determine the compounds used in the explosive, organizers said.

Criminal Bankers, government powerless to stop Occupation
Acting Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said today that detectives don't necessarily believe Occupy Maine was the sole target because another device was set off elsewhere that night. He described the device as the type often associated with teenage pranks. But he said police are taking it seriously because someone could've been hurt.

    A statement from the group said many campers fear another attack.

   The car, seen driving slowly past the encampment before someone inside threw the device, is described as an older model silver four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or Nissan.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Portland Police Department at 874-8575.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    *  The Portland Occupiers should look into Maine application of deadly force laws for defense in future attacks by the terrorists.  - Ed.


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Clinton vows funds for famine relief; 100 million for other countries while American children starve, homeless and without medical care


Clinton follows Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and Co. attempting to burnish image, dodge War Crimes trials using U.S. money while homeless children starve in America; money going to same Somali warlords who killed, dragged dead American servicemen through Mog streets, used their children as human shields; Gates ignores dying children in own backyard, wants all "useless eaters" to die

Independent Online News
By Shaun Tandon
10/25/2011

Washington - 

American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday pledged another $100-million in food aid to drought-hit East Africa amid warnings that millions of people face starvation, mostly in lawless Somalia.

    Despite tight foreign aid budgets, Clinton said that food security was a critical priority for President Barack Obama's administration whose “Feed the Future” initiative aims to address long-term reasons for global hunger. 

U.S. child poverty, homelessness has exploded in last two years
Clinton said that the administration would also boost immediate food assistance by adding to the $647-million it has already committed to address the crisis on the Horn of Africa.

“I am pleased to announce that we are providing an additional $100-million, primarily in food assistance for drought-affected areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia,” Clinton said.

    “This new funding will help us reach more people and support our humanitarian commitment well into 2012,” Clinton told a forum held at the State Department on food assistance.

   Clinton did not go into detail about the funding. The previous $647-million was distributed to aid groups and agencies including the United Nations World Food Programme.

    “It is the right thing to do,” she said. “If you come from a country as blessed as ours, with the food we take for granted, it is an obligation to try to help those who are in need.” 

Clinton:  "I have mine, fuck those brats, let them die"
The United Nations estimates that more than 13-million people are in need of food assistance in East Africa. The region is suffering from its worst drought in years, which some experts link to climate change.

The worst-hit nation by far is Somalia, where tens of thousands of people are believed to have already died. The country has effectively lacked a central government for two decades, with the Islamist al-Shebaab guerrillas controlling much of the country.

    The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs has warned that 750 000 people in Somalia are at risk of dying in the coming months if aid efforts are not stepped up.

   US Vice-President Joe Biden said that the al-Qaeda-inspired al-Shebaab guerrillas, who control large stretches of Somalia, were to blame for the severe food problems.

    “Al-Shebaab terrorists did not create the food crisis but they have made it far worse. Drought conditions exist throughout East Africa but so far famine is concentrated only in the al-Shebaab-controlled areas,” Biden told the same forum.

U.S. has thousands of homeless orphans on streets
“The most cynical action of all, they endanger their own people by commandeering assistance sent by the rest of the world to the starving children and women of that country,” he said.

Shebaab has banned Western influence in its regions and has been accused of threatening and kidnapping aid workers, including two Spanish women snatched working with refugees in Kenya.

    Kenya has launched an unprecedented week-old military push into Somalia against the al-Shebaab, which threatened retaliation. One person was killed and 29 were wounded in two grenade attacks on Monday in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

   Clinton presented awards to Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Howard Buffett, the father of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, for their philanthropy aimed at alleviating hunger.

    Gates said that initiatives funded by the two men have made initial success in helping farmers in Africa, including potentially bountiful countries such as Nigeria, develop better ways to store and sell their produce. 

Living in cars:  an entire generation of U.S. children with no future
“When you look at food aid, you want to be as responsive as possible. And having all of it come from thousands of miles away shouldn't be your only source for that food,” Gates said.

President Barack Obama pledged at a 2009 summit of the Group of Eight in Italy to provide $3.5-billion over three years to develop agriculture in poor countries to help them reach food security and improve nutrition.

    However, the US Congress has been pressing for a trimming of foreign aid due to a weak economy at home. - Sapa-AFP.


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America's Descent into Depravity


America circling the drain; self-serving, illiterate, cowardly, brain-dead Wal-Mart shopping, toothless, inbred Americans will disappear following upheaval

Global Research
By Prof. John Kozy
10/20/2011


The Protestant ethic once defined the American character. It was held to be responsible for the success of Capitalism in Northern Europe and America by sociologists, but the Protestant ethic and Capitalism are incompatible, and Capitalism ultimately caused the Protestant ethic to be abandoned. 

A new ethos emerged that the governing elite completely misunderstands. It is the ethos of the "big break," the "jackpot," the "next big idea." The slow and deliberate road to success is now anathema. Coming up with the next big commercial idea is the new model of the American dream. All that matters is the money. Given that attitude, few in America express moral concerns. Wealth is its own reward; it's even worth destroying ourselves for. And if we haven't done it yet, we surely soon will. 

Once upon a time in America, the American character was defined in terms of what was called the Protestant Ethic. The sociologist, Max Weber, attributed Capitalism's success to it. Unfortunately Max was lax; he got it wrong, completely wrong. Capitalism and the Protestant ethic are inconsistent with each other. Neither can have been responsible for the other.
    
    I suspect that most people would like to believe that societies, no matter how base their origins, become better over time. Unfortunately history belies this notion; societies have often grown worse over time. The United States of America is no exception. It was not benign at its origin and has now descended to a region of depravity seldom matched by even the worst nations of history. 

Average Americans
Although it is impossible to find hard numbers to prove that morality in America has declined, anecdotal evidence is everywhere to be seen. Almost everyone can cite situations in which the welfare of people was sacrificed for the sake of public or private institutions, but it seems impossible to cite a single instance of a public or private institution's having been sacrificed for the sake of people. If morality has to do with how people are dealt with, one can legitimately ask where morality plays a role in what happens in America? The answer seems to be, "Nowhere!" So what has happened in America to account for the current epidemic of claims that morality in America has collapsed? Well the culture has changed drastically in the last half century, that's what.
  
The Protestant (or Puritan) ethic is based upon the notion that hard work and frugality are two important consequences of being one of Christianity's elect. If a person is hard working and frugal, s/he is considered to be one of the elect. Those beneficent attributes, it was believed, made Americans a more industrious people than people elsewhere (although Europe's Protestant societies were considered a close second while Southern Europe's Catholic peoples were considered slothful.) Some now claim that we are witnessing the decline and fall of the Protestant ethic in Western societies. Since the Protestant ethic has a religious root, the decline is often attributed to a rise in secularism. But that case is considerably easier to make in Europe than in America where Protestant fundamentalism still has a huge following. So there must be some other explanation for the decline. Nevertheless, the increase in secularism has led many to claim that secularism has destroyed religious values along with the moral values religion teaches. There's another explanation.  

    Saving is (presumable) good for individuals but bad for the economy which requires continuously increasing spending. If an economist had told that to me to my face, I would have told him that that clearly means that there is something fundamentally wrong with the nature of the economy, that it means that the economy does not exist to provide for the needs of people but that people exist only to fulfill the needs of the economy. Although it may not look like it, such an economy enslaves the people it claims to serve. So in effect, industrial capitalism has perpetuated slavery; it has re-enslaved those who were once emancipated. 

    In 17th Century Colonial America, the economy was agrarian. Hard work and frugality fit that economy perfectly. But America is no longer agrarian. The American economy today is defined as industrial capitalism. Agrarian economies rarely produce more than can be consumed, but industrial economies do every day. So in order to keep an industrial economy functioning, consumption must not only be continuous, it must continually increase.

 Early colonists started off by slaughtering Native Americans




I doubt that there is a reader who has not heard that 70% of the American economy results from consumption. But 70% of one is 0.7, of two, 1.4, of three, 2.1, etc. As the economy grows from one unit of GNP to two units, consumption must grow from 0.7 units to 1.4 units. But continually increasing consumption is not compatible with frugality. An industrial economy requires people to spend and spend and spend while frugality requires people to save and save and save. The American economy destroyed the Protestant ethic and the religious views upon which it was founded. Conspicuous consumption replaced hard work and thrift.

    In his Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith claims that Capitalism benefits everyone since acting in one’s own self-interest benefits others. Now we are being told that, "Saving more and cutting debt might sound like a good plan to deal with the recession. But if everyone does that, it'll only make matters worse. . . . what the economy needs most is for consumers to be spending more freely." The great recession has stood Adam Smith on his head, but no economist will admit it. "[A]n environment where everyone wants to save cannot be conducive to growth. Production needs to be sold and for that you need customers."

When consumption replaced thrift in the American psyche, the rest of morality sank into depravity with it. The need to sell requires marketing which is nothing but a liars lair. After all, the entire enterprise is founded on Edward L. Bernays 1928 book, Propaganda. The American culture has been inundated by a tsunami of lies. Marketing has become the culture's predominant activity. No one can isolate her/himself from it. It's carried on by businesses, politicians, and the media. No one can be certain s/he's being told the truth by anyone. No moral code can survive in a culture of dishonesty, and none has!
    
    Having subverted the Protestant ethic, the economy destroyed every ethic America has ever promoted. It became a society without an ethos, a nociety with no humane purpose. Americans have become lambs sacrificable for the sake of machines. Then a new ethos emerged from the chaos, one that the governing elite completely misunderstands. 

Low class American women:  drunken, promiscuous, diseased
It is often claimed that Washington has lost touch with the Americans it governs, that it no longer understands its people or how its common culture operates. Washington and the nation's elite don't realize it but the culture no longer values right over wrong or hard work and frugality over sloth and profligacy. Americans today are looking for the "big break," the "jackpot," the "next big idea." The American Dream has now been reduced to "hitting it big!" The slow and deliberate road to success is anathema. Watch American Idol, The X Factor, and America's Got Talent and survey the Mongolian hoards that show up for auditions. These people, for the most part, have not worked hard at anything. Count the number of people who wager on the Lotto regularly. Such wagering requires no work at all. All these people want to do is hit it big. And who are our most extolled businessmen? Entrepreneurs! Entrepreneurs are, for the most part, one time flashes in the pan although there are notable exceptions. The trouble with entrepreneurship, however, is the high regard in which it is held. But the only value attached to it is the amounts of money entrepreneurs have made. We rarely hear anything about the nefarious ways in which they have made it. 

    Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, for instance, hardly present images of people with sterling moral characters, but in an economy without moral scruples, no one cares; all that matters is the money. Given that attitude, why should anyone in this society express moral concerns? Few in America do. So while the American elite still talk about the need to produce a workforce suitable to the needs of industry, the people want none of it. 

Illiteracy now the norm in America
The elite often bemoan the American educational system's failure and have been trying to fix it unsuccessfully for several decades. But if one remembers that many of America's present, most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts, how can the young be convinced that a college education is a worthwhile endeavor? As Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg have shown, learning to write software does not require a college degree. Neither does winning the Lotto or a place on American Idol. Being drafted by the NFL may require a stint in college, but it doesn't require a degree. All entrepreneurship requires is a new marketable idea.
    
    Entertainment and sports, lotteries and game shows, consumer products that people have had no need for for billions of years are now the stuff of American culture. But they're not stuff, they're fluff; they cannot form the basis of a stable, prosperous, humane society. It is a culture governed by merely one attribute—wealth, ill gotten or not!

Redneck wedding:  Inbreeding, polluted DNA abounds in U.S.
The human capacity for self-delusion is limitless. Americans have deluded themselves into believing that aggregate wealth, the sum total of wealth rather than how it is distributed, makes right. It matters not how it is gotten or what is done with it. Aggregate wealth is its own reward; it is even worth destroying ourselves for. And if we haven't yet, we surely soon will. 

    History describes many nations that have become depraved. None that has has ever reformed itself. No beautiful boy can be counted on to come forth to undo the catastrophe of the Midas touch. Money, after all, is not one of the things human beings need to survive, and if money isn't used to produce and distribute the things needed, human survival is impossible no matter how much aggregate wealth is accumulated.


John Kozy is a retired professor of philosophy and logic who writes on social, political, and economic issues. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he spent 20 years as a university professor and another 20 years working as a writer. He has published a textbook in formal logic commercially, in academic journals and a small number of commercial magazines, and has written a number of guest editorials for newspapers. His on-line pieces can be found on http://www.jkozy.com/ and he can be emailed from that site's homepage.


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Reviled: Gadafy's body remains unburied



The well deserved fate of dictators; world leaders,  kleptocrats, including Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and Obama had better take note; NATO, UN hypocrites pretend to be concerned about death of screwball tyrant they ordered killed

Irish Times
10/12/2011

Libyans filed past Muammar Gadafy's decomposing body for a fourth day today, keen to see for themselves that the fallen strongman was dead, while talks dragged on among emerging local factions over disposing of the corpse.

    Libya’s interim authorities formally declared liberation yesterday with NTC head Mustafa Abdel Jalil saying Sharia law would be the “fundamental source” of legislation and any existing legislation that contradicted Islamic principles would be immediately annulled.

No quarter:  Mutilated body of Ghadafy displayed in public
In Mistrata, fighters guarding the darkening body and those of Gadafy's son Mo'tassim and his former army chief had placed plastic sheeting under them as fluids leaked into the market cold store, where they had been taken after their capture and
killing in Gadafy's hometown of Sirte on Thursday.

With the door constantly opening to allow a procession of onlookers, in a grim parody of the lying in state typically accorded to deceased leaders, the refrigeration unit was failing to prevent a rapid decomposition and guards handed out surgical face masks to visitors to shield them from the stench.

   Gadafy and his son died after being captured, wounded but alive - some of their final moments captured on video.

    But few Libyans are troubled about either how they were killed or why they are being kept exposed to public view for so long, something against Islamic tradition which normally dictates burial within a day.
One man, who said he had driven 400 km (250 miles) to see the bodies, said: "I came here to make sure with my own eyes ... All Libyans must see him."

Mo'tassim Ghadafy's body on display
The killing of fallen autocrats is far from a novelty - in Europe in living memory, similar fates befell Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania in 1989 and Benito Mussolini, who had created modern Libya as an Italian colony a decade before he died in 1945.


    However, some of the anti-Gadafy rebels' foreign allies have expressed disquiet about the treatment of Gadafy both after his capture and after his death and worry that Libya's new leaders will not uphold their promise to respect human rights.

    The burials have been held up by wrangling between the emerging factions within the National Transitional Council over where they should be interred.

    The NTC wants the bodies buried in a secret location to prevent the grave becoming a shrine for Gadafy loyalists. But authorities in Misrata, a city whose siege by Gadafy's forces made it a symbol of the revolt, do not want the body interred under their soil.

    Gadafy's tribe centred around the city of Sirte where he made his last stand has asked for the body so they can bury it there. Gadafy requested to be buried in Sirte in his will.

    One NTC official said authorities were negotiating with Gadafy's tribe for them to acknowledge the bodies and for them then to be taken away to buried elsewhere in secret.

    An NTC official in Misrata said authorities in the city were still awaiting instructions from the interim government.


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Blogger claims TSA agent found vibrator in her luggage, and left a note


The TSA is populated with criminal sexual predators, pedophiles, thieves, prostitutes and worse; believe they are omnipotent, cannot be prosecuted; coward Americans refuse to oust TSA bastards by boycotting American air travel and it's airlines, suing pedophile "agents"

RAW
By Steven C. Webster
10/24/2011

A feminist blogger traveling to Dublin, Ireland recently made an unsettling discovery in her luggage: a U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent had searched the bag and found her vibrator, and apparently felt inspired enough to leave a handwritten note. 

    “GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL,” the alleged agent wrote.

    It’s almost as if a scene from the film “Fight Club” decided to leap off the screen and ditch the politeness.

TSA pedophiles molest children at will, think they are immune



“My initial reaction was to laugh — I mean, ‘GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL’ is pretty funny,” blogger Jill Filipovic, founder of Feministe, told Raw Story. “But the more I think about it, the more disgusted I am.”

“It’s not a secret that TSA officials rifle through your belongings when you travel — and that’s bad enough — but the editorializing crosses (another) line,” she added in an email exchange. “I also imagine that whoever left the note assumed I’d be embarrassed about it, which makes the whole thing even worse — it’s not just a violation of privacy, it’s an attempt to humiliate a private citizen (luckily, I don’t find sexuality shameful, so it’s a little harder to humiliate me). But the fact that a TSA agent would leave a note like that is pretty offensive; it’s definitely inappropriate and unprofessional.”

    Filipovic went on to say that she’ll reconsider how to transport such personal items in the future, if she does so at all. “[B]ut that’s a little like letting the terrorists win, isn’t it?”

TSA pedos now shoving fingers up your children's orifices
She concluded that whoever left the note — assuming the individual was male — has “seriously impeded me ‘getting my freak on,’ since now I have to throw away that vibrator because I have no idea what he did with it while it was in his possession.”

Filipovic’s initial post to Feministe was titled, “Your tax dollars at work.”

    The TSA’s security process has grown tremendously since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Gone are the days of quick security checkpoints and simple metal detectors, and in their place, invasive searches, a lengthy list of prohibited people and items items, and even machines that can see beneath people’s clothing, have become the new norms at virtually every U.S. airport.

TSA fingers penetrating teen girl's vaginas
But behind that security facade, a small army of human beings, prone to the same whims and behavior quirks that emerge in nearly every workforce, toil away on a daily basis. While many of them strive to be as professional as possible, incidents like this give the public good reason to second guess those charged with guarding their safety, especially considering the sensitive nature of items and images TSA agents can be privy to.

TSA sex freak dildo note writer needs to be in prison
On the other hand, it’s also unclear whether a TSA agent truly was responsible, as baggage is handled by both the TSA and the airlines.

Reached for comment, an agency spokeswoman said, “TSA takes all allegations of inappropriate conduct seriously and is investigating this claim.”




     



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Nude Squat Case Under Malaysia's Jurisdiction


Moral of story:  When visiting/transiting other countries obey all laws and observe local customs;  Lawbreakers in foreign lands have no right to bitch

Agencies
10/23/2011

The case of two Singaporean women being forced to perform nude squats while being detained at a Johor detention centre will have to be resolved according to Malaysian laws,* rules and regulations said Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam.

    In his reply to a question raised in Parliament on Friday about the June incident, the minister said he understands and shares Singaporeans' concerns over the treatment of the two women who were temporarily detained at the Pekan Nanas Detention Depot.


Better than head-chopping:  Malay caning rack
The minister shared the last correspondence with the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore on 9 September and was informed that a thorough investigation of the case has been completed. However, the report of the investigation is still being finalised by the Malaysian Attorney General's Chambers, reported Channel NewsAsia.
 
    "We are all aware of recent media reports that the Malaysian Minister for Home Affairs has made a statement on this case to the Malaysian Parliament," said Shanmugam.

    "He was reported to have said that based on the probe, the female Malaysian immigration officer had carried out the body search on the two Singaporean women in an orderly manner and the inspection was according to that stated under the Detention Depot's Standard Operating Procedure," added the minister.

    Shanmugam said that Singapore has sought a clarification from both the Malaysian High Commissioner in Singapore and the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the statement because Singapore is unaware and was not informed that investigations have concluded.


Malaysia Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam
"The Malaysian High Commissioner informed us that it did not have any further information on the Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs' statement in the Malaysian Parliament and that his ministry will be seeking an update from the Malaysian Attorney General's Chambers on the status of the investigation," said Shanmugam.

    The minister revealed that the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore has said it will provide the official report of the investigation as soon as it is available.

    He said: "I know that many Singaporeans are anxious for an expeditious resolution to this case. So are we. We have registered our concerns with our Malaysian counterparts and reminded them of their commitment to conduct a thorough investigation and update us on the outcome of those investigations.

    "We will continue to press for the official investigation report but even as we do this, it is important to bear in mind that this matter would have to be resolved in accordance with Malaysian laws, rules and regulations."

Foreign jails:  You don't even want to visit them
The minister added that the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority does not track the number of incidents where Singaporean passports do not get stamped at the Johor Bahru immigration unless it is reported to them. The minister also adviced all Singaporeans to check their own passports and ensure that they are stamped whenever they enter or exit the Malaysian customs.

*  The solution to this is simple:  If you travel to another country you must obey it's laws.  Otherwise be prepared to go to jail or worse.   Nude squats are nothing compared to having your head unceremoniously removed. - Ed.


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Vile MI6 owned BBC cheers downfall of Wikileaks; advances, promotes government free speech oppression


Regardless of what is thought of Julian Assange, this is very bad news for freedom and liberty; Lying, traitorous, bootlicking, government propaganda publishing MI6 owned BBC and it's hypocrite, pedophilic staff gleefully reports story; calls Assange "former computer hacker"

BBC*
10/24/2011

The whistle-blowing website Wikileaks is suspending its publication of classified files.

    Wikileaks said that it would focus instead on raising funds to ensure its future survival.

    The announcement came after what the group called a blockade by US-based finance companies.

   This followed its disclosure on the internet of hundreds of thousands of secret US government files and diplomatic cables. 

BBC:  hated, discredited dinosaur is staffed with hypocrite,
discredited closet pedophiles/propagandists and MI6 spies
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said that since last December an "arbitrary and unlawful financial blockade" had been imposed by Bank of America, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Western Union.

"The attack has destroyed 95% of our revenue," he said.

The former computer hacker said the organisation had lost "tens of millions of dollars in lost donations at a time of unprecedented operational costs".

    "A handful of US finance companies cannot be allowed to decide how the whole world votes with its pocket," he added.

    Mr. Assange said Wikileaks must "aggressively fundraise in order to fight back against this blockade and its proponents".

Boycott BofA
He said the group was taking pre-litigation action against the blockade in Iceland, Denmark, the UK, 
Brussels, the United States and Australia and had lodged an anti-trust complaint at the European Commission.

    A Wikileaks spokesman, Kristinn Hrafnsson said its website would reopen for submissions of confidential documents on 28 November.

    Mr. Assange is in Britain awaiting a decision by the High Court on the appeal against his extradition to Sweden to face sex assault charges.

Boycott Visa/MC
After the hearing in July, judges did not give a date for their decision on Mr Assange's bid to overturn a judgment made in February.

He fears extradition to Sweden may lead to him being sent to the United States to face separate charges relating to Wikileaks, for which he could face the death penalty.

The Australian won bail in December and has been staying at Ellingham Hall, a 10-bedroom Norfolk farmhouse owned by Vaughan Smith, director of the Frontline media club.

Boycott Western Union
His bail conditions include wearing an electronic tag and daily appearances at a nearby police station.

Mr Assange describes the allegations as "without basis".

Bank of America and Mastercard have refused to comment to the BBC.

    PayPal referred the BBC to a statement issued last December which said that Wikileaks had violated its "Acceptable Use Policy", specifically alleging that WikiLeaks was encouraging sources to release classified material, which was likely to be a violation of US law.

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Visa Europe also said that merchants wanting to accept Visa payment must abide by its operating regulations and also the applicable laws in the country or countries where the cardholder and the merchant were based. 

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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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