Friday, October 19, 2012

Press TV Banned in Europe for Uncovering Truths : Analyst

The equation here is simple:  If PRESS TV were not telling the truth, it's reporting would be of no consequence or threat to the EU and the West, therefore negating the need to silence it

PRESS TV
10/19/2012

European satellite provider Eutelsat SA has stopped the broadcast of several Iranian satellite channels following an order by the European Commission

A political analyst says the European Union (EU) banned the broadcast of Press TV because the Iranian satellite channel unearths the truths that Western countries seek to conceal.


The ban against Press TV was imposed due to the network’s “achievements” in exposing the EU’s “false propaganda campaign” which is aimed at deceiving public opinion about the realities in Europe, Khodor Awarki wrote in an article on his weblog.

It is clear that allowing Press TV to enter a fair competition with American media outlets “will not serve the interests” of European or American policies, the analyst noted.

Awarki added that Press TV was targeted because it exposed “lies” spread by the EU and illuminated the deceived minds in Europe and America.

He said that Press TV was an alternative source of news information for researchers and academics that were not affected by the Zionists’ propaganda and the ruling minority of capitalists in Europe and America.

In a flagrant violation of the freedom of speech on Monday, European satellite provider Eutelsat SA ordered media services company Arqiva to stop the broadcast of several Iranian satellite channels including Press TV, al-Alam, Jam-e-Jam 1 and 2, Sahar 1 and 2, Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Quran TV, and the Arabic-language al-Kawthar following an order by the European Commission.

The decision follows months of jamming of Iranian channels by European satellite companies.

This is while the European Union (EU) has denied claims by European satellite companies that it ordered the providers to take Iranian channels off the air saying that the companies have acted on their own accord.

AR/MA/AZ




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Google Delivers 3Q Letdown Early, Stock Plummets

Google may scoff at it, and many Westerners may not understand it, but there is only one word for this:  Karma, the result of the release and refusal to remove the killer porn flick "Innocence of Muslims" that has resulted in over a hundred deaths worldwide including Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff members at Benghazi


Associated Press Via Manila Bulletin
By Michael Liedtke / AP Technology Writer
10/19/2012
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ---

As far as unpleasant surprises go, Google hit Wall Street with a double whammy Thursday.
 

The Internet search leader that prides itself on organizing the world's information lost control of its own data when a contractor released its third-quarter earnings report more than three hours before the numbers were supposed to come out.

As if that wasn't jarring enough, the results alarmed investors because the company's earnings and revenue fell well below analyst projections. The disappointment triggered an 8 percent drop in Google's stock price that erased about $20 billion in shareholder wealth.

``This is a monumental failure of epic proportions,'' said Michael Robinson, an executive vice president for the Levick Strategic Communications, which specializes in financial crisis management. ``This was bad news compounded by bad process. It came out in the worst way possible.''

Google Inc. blamed printer R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. for filing the company's quarterly statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission more than three hours ahead of schedule.

``We are fully engaged in an investigation to determine how this event took place and are pursuing our first obligation, which is to serve our valued customer,'' R.R. Donnelley said in a statement.




The embarrassing mix-up prompted Google CEO Larry Page to preface his review of the quarter with an apology during a conference call with analysts.

``I am sorry for the scramble earlier today,'' Page said, still sounding hoarse from a mysterious throat ailment. The problem left Page unable to speak during the summer, causing him to skip Google's second-quarter earnings call three months ago.


Google's relationship with the CIA is certainly not helping it's bottom line

Page went on to paint a bright picture, not only of the most recent quarter, but for the next few years. ``Every day, I wake up and I am delighted about our opportunities to keep growing,'' he said.

The pep talk didn't immediately resonate with investors.

Google's stock initially plunged more than 9 percent after the early release of the results. Trading was then suspended to allow more time for the information to be digested. After a nearly three-hour break, investors decided the results weren't quite as bad as they initially appeared, and the shares recovered slightly.

Even so, the stock wound up dropping $60.49, or 8 percent, to close at $695.

The sell-off reflects a reversal of the optimistic sentiment that had propelled Google's stock to an all-time high earlier this month. The stock had surged 27 percent in the three months before Thursday's unsettling developments.

Google earned $2.18 billion, or $6.53 per share, during the three months ending in September. That compared with net income of $2.73 billion, or $8.33 per share, last year.

The earnings would have been $9.03 per share, if not for Google's accounting costs for employee stock compensation and the Motorola charges. Analysts polled by FactSet were expecting $10.63 per share, on average.

Revenue climbed 45 percent from last year to $14.1 billion. Excluding compensation for websites that generate traffic for Google's ads, revenue was $11.33 billion. Analysts were expecting $11.86 billion

Most of the trouble appeared to be concentrated in Motorola Mobility, a troubled cellphone maker that Google bought for $12.4 billion in May. Analysts have been fretting that Motorola Mobility would turn into a financial albatross, and some of those fears appeared to be realized in the latest quarter spanning from July through September.

The device maker suffered an operating loss of $527 million, more than tripling from the same time last year when it was still an independent company.

Google is trying to improve Motorola Mobility's performance by laying off about 20 percent of its workforce _ about 4,000 employees _ and closing one-third of its 90 plants and office. Those cost-cutting measures resulted in $349 million in charges during the quarter. But it still could take a few years for Google to turn around Motorola Mobility, Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette said on the conference call.

The stronger dollar also hurt Google, just as it has many other U.S. companies that do a lot of business in other countries. That's because overseas sales are now translating into fewer dollars than a year ago, resulting in less revenue. Excluding Motorola Mobility, Google said its revenue for the latest quarter would have been $557 million, or 5 percent higher, if currencies had remained at the same levels as a year ago.

But there were also some worrisome signs in Google's main business of selling online advertising.

Google's ad revenue rose 16 percent from the same time last year, the slowest pace in three years. The company's ad revenue had climbed by at least 21 percent in each of the previous 10 quarters.

Advertising accounts for 77 percent of Google's revenue. The rest comes from Motorola Mobility and other products, such as Google's recently released Nexus 7 tablet computer.

As has been the case for the past year, the average prices companies pay Google for ads appearing alongside search results also fell. The year-over-year decline for advertiser's ``cost-per-click'' on Google's ads declined 15 percent from the same time last year.

The decelerating growth in ad revenue is likely being driven by the growing use of smartphones and tablet computers to access the Internet.

The ads are more difficult to see on smartphones, in particular, so marketers aren't willing to pay as much for those commercial messages as they do for ads that are seen by people on personal computers. And people relying on mobile devices tend to use specially designed applications that so far haven't been set up to show as many ads as can be seen in Web browsers. People using mobile apps also have less reason to conduct searches on Google, depriving the company of opportunities to show ads.

``I am not at all worried about this because I think we are better positioned than most companies,'' Page assured analysts.

Google is reaping more revenue from the rapidly growing mobile market, largely because of its Android software than now powers more than 500 million smartphones and tablet computers. The company gives away Android to device makers, but the software is fruitful for Google because it's designed to drive up more traffic to its search engine and other services that show ads.

Page said the mobile market is now generating about $8 billion in annual revenue, including sales of applications, video, books and music in its Play store. Not all of those, sales, though, are recorded in Google's books because most of the money goes to developers, studios and publishers. A year ago, Google said the mobile market was generating about $2.5 billion in annual revenue, but that figure consisted entirely of ads, so it's not an apples-to-apples comparison to the $8 billion.




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Violent Scenes as 70,000 Protest Over Greek Austerity Package

Too bad Americans don't have the balls to do this:  "Occupy" now dead in the water, a meaningless joke on a dead society

The Irish Times
By  DAMIAN Mac CON ULADH in Athens
10/19/2012

TENS OF thousands of protesters took to the streets of Athens and other Greek cities yesterday in a general strike in protest at a forthcoming €13.5 billion package of austerity measures.


Coward Greek pigs get a taste of their own medicine
The smallest partners in the country’s three-way coalition said it would not vote to abolish labour rights, a demand from the troika lenders. “There is absolutely no chance we will support these changes in labour relations because they have no economic benefit and in no way involve structural changes,” said Andreas Papadopoulos, spokesman for Democratic Left.

The main demonstration, called by the country’s main public and private trade union confederations, received strong support from small trades and businesses associations. Among the estimated 70,000 marching in Athens were beauty therapists from Greece’s largest cosmetics chains who said they were alarmed that the new austerity package would dismantle hard-won labour rights.

Make-up artist Georgia Dimopoulou (26) said her company, Notos Com Holdings, which in January put workers on a four-day week of 32 hours, now wants to reduce hours even further, to six or less a day.

The shorter week has already meant losing €200 from her previous gross monthly wage of €860, she said, and will drag pay down further to about €520. Her union leader, Metaxia Stekoulea of the Greek Federation of Private Employees, accused large businesses of profiting at the expense of their staff.


Greek pigs having their asses handed to them by courageous protesters who set example for American "Occupy" pussies that are terrified of their own shadows

“Most businesses are using the crisis as an opportunity to continue their expansion in the Balkans, where they are opening new stores, while they dismantle labour rights here,” she said.

Ahead of them was a group of Belgian metalworkers, who were supporting Greek colleagues who are on trial for storming the defence ministry compound a fortnight ago. The Greek shipyard workers have not been paid for six months, during which they’ve worked one day a week.

Violence erupted between riot police and masked, black-clad demonstrators as the protest neared Syntagma, Athen’s central square.

As stun grenades exploded in the distance and tear gas wafted into the street they were on, the beauty therapists decided to stand their ground, smearing white Maalox cream on their madeup faces to protect them from the tear gas wafting down from Syntagma.


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Obama Assumes Responsibility for Libya Consulate Attack

Obama trying on war criminal Bush "omnipotent" hat, thinking he can get away with it as Bush did; only thing is Obama is not Bush and nobody fears him:  Time now for Holder to do his job and charge Obama and Clinton with premeditated murder of Ambassador Stevens and his staff

Reuters
10/16/2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 
 
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he was "ultimately responsible" for the safety and security of the four Americans killed in last month's attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
 
 
Obama, Clinton, Petraeus responsible for murder of Stevens and staff
"I'm the president and I'm always responsible," Obama said during a high-stakes debate with Republican rival Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. just three weeks before Election Day.

The September 11 killings of the U.S. ambassador and three colleagues in assaults on the consulate in Benghazi have become a flashpoint in the 2012 election campaign, with Republicans seizing on the issue to accuse Obama of failed leadership.

Obama repeated his vow to hunt down those behind the attack but he also slammed Romney for his early criticism of the administration's response before the full extent of the casualties was known.

Reporting By Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Eric Walsh.


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Newsweek Will End Print Magazine in 2013

Good Riddance:  This is what happens when you shill for the CIA and hire a War Criminal the likes of murdering fat, treasonous pig Carl Rove - what happened to the subpoenas Rove refused to appear for?    

National Journal
By Matt Vasilogambros
10/18/2012

After 80 years in print, Newsweek will no longer publish a print magazine starting in 2013, Tina Brown, the editor-in-chief and founder of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, announced on Thursday.


Rove thumbs nose at Senate, American People
The move, Brown says, will allow the company to reach a broader audience through digital platforms. She also said she anticipates staff reductions and streamlining.

“Exiting print is an extremely difficult moment for all of us who love the romance of print and the unique weekly camaraderie of those hectic hours before the close on Friday night,” Brown wrote in a post. “But as we head for the 80th anniversary of Newsweek next year we must sustain the journalism that gives the magazine its purpose—and embrace the all-digital future.”

Newsweek, owned by The Washington Post Company from 1961 until 2010, has been a leader in covering many major Washington news stories, including President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Two years ago, The Daily Beast and Newsweek combined forces, putting emphasis on digital platforms. Brown said the last print issue will be on Dec. 31.



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

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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.

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

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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