Friday, July 24, 2015

From Birthplace To Deathplace Of Democracy : The Tragic Capitulation Of Greece

Tspiras, Greek parliament sell out their own countrymen and sovereign country to EBC criminals, IMF terrorists and Merkel Nazis  

THE 4TH MEDIA
By Emanuel E. Garcia
07/23/2015

By now the tragic – and it is no irony to use such a word where Western notions of Tragedy were born – capitulation of Greece to the Troika is a fait accompli.


The Tsipras government, the same government who gained office through the powers invested in them by the populace who strenuously voted ‘no’ to the strangling noose tightened by the EU, caved in. Who knows by what other ways they were threatened by their creditors?

So Greece will exist not as a nation, but as a property of the greater EU bankster set, who have already privatised the vast majority of their public assets and will privatise even more. It’s getting the last remaining drops of blood from the corpse of their own creation.


Former Greek finance minister Varoufakis has rightly called the ‘deal’ a failure before it has begun.

So the reasonably intelligent follower of world news must ask himself or herself? What does this mean for the rest of us?


Tsipras caves in to Nazi onslaught - sells out his own country and people

Noam Chomsky was fond of saying that understanding geopolitics was well within the grasp of hoi polloi who, after all, expend a great deal of creative intelligence following sports and suchlike.

Since I am far from being a political genius or political economist, let me offer a few thoughts, but let me begin by asking who will benefit from the present situation, aside from the usual corporate suspects.


Greek people fought the takeover tooth and nail - and lost this round

The destruction of the nationhood of Greece and its debt subservience for the foreseeable future will serve as an example to those other countries in similar situations: Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy, for example, to toe the line.

Despite exorbitant unemployment rates, and despite a drain of the future of such countries of their talented and intelligent youth, they will remain in the EU upon pain of … of what? 


Greek money laudromat is now open for business

Well, even more extreme economic occupation, so that they will become an emasculated reservoir of assets for the elite, or a source of cheap labour for the rest of Europe, not unlike what has already happened to the former Yugoslavia.

However the EU itself, with such a divisively elite hierarchy, will hardly be able to survive as a powerful bloc. And here is where it gets interesting.


The Greek judas will receive his pieces of silver from the EU terrorists 

Who benefits from a disunited Europe? A disunited Europe that will not be able to mount action independent of the United States, for example? Well, the United States.

The Great Game now being played out is a game that pits East versus West: the Sino-Soviet alliance and associated partners (BRICS), versus the United States and its vassal dominion, Europe.


ECB vampire Draghi will now bleed Greece dry

Europe, which itself has mastered the bloody art of brutal dismemberment via centuries of internecine war, can benefit from friendly relations with its Soviet neighbours and, by extension, the newly proposed Silk Road.

But in the quest for unipolar global dominance the United States, driven by its own corporatocracy, will smile while a weakened and compliant EU allows NATO to use its territory to flex geopolitical muscle.




The capitulation of Greece signals an end of a truly unified Europe and the stark beginning of a flexibly accommodating European economic oligarchy – accommodating not to the citizens populating the countries that constitute the EU, but to imperial ambition. So much for the demos.

It’s not so hard to figure out, really, but it’s hard to stomach, especially if you live there.


Dr. Garcia is a Philadelphia-born physician and writer who now resides in New Zealand.




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Congress Will Vote Today To Destroy States’ Rights To Protect Our Food Supply

Congress traitors should all be force-fed liquid Roundup; just how long will Americans continue to allow themselves and their own children to be forcefully poisoned by Monsanto?  

WASHINGTON'S BLOG
07/23/2015

All Americans – conservatives and liberals – want their families to have access to safe food.


Polls by ABC news, Associated Press and other major organizations show that Americans overwhelmingly want genetically modified foods (“GMOs”) labeled … and don’t believe that GMOs are safe.

A poll by Pew Research Center finds that two-thirds of Americans think that scientists don’t fully understand GMOs, and therefore cannot guarantee people are safe if they eat genetically modified food.


Indeed, most independent scientists – ones not making money from the GMO food manufacturers – say that GMO foods are very concerning.

For example a new study commissioned by Norwegian officials and conducted by a scientific authority on the safety of biotechnologies concludes GMO crops lack scientific data to prove their safety. And see this.


Americans can bet that GMO poison never touches the dinner tables of Obama, Congress traitors, corporate criminals

And a poll shows that 68% of American and Canadian doctors think that GMOs should be labeled.

No wonder Vermont, Connecticut and Maine have voted to require GMO food labels in their states.




So how does our bought-and-paid-for Congress react? By banning GMOs until further studies are conducted? By demanding labeling of GMOs so consumers can decide?

Of course not!

The House will pass a bill today forbidding states from requiring GMO food labeling, or from banning GMOs within their states.




Just like with the TPP, Congress couldn’t care less about what the American people want … or what’s good for the country.


Americans need to start growing their own 
food whenever and wherever possible and
also storing native, unmodified seed
Conservatives support states rights. Liberals support federal action to protect our health. And allAmericans support our right to make informed purchasing decisions.


Remember, the big GMO food produces like Monsanto have already gotten their Congressional lackeys to pass legislation which strips American courts of their power.

Postscript: This is similar to what the Feds did in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. As former head S&L prosecutor Bill Black – now a professor of law and economics – notes:


The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the resident examiners and regional staff of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [both] competed to weaken federal regulation and aggressively used the preemption doctrine to try to prevent state investigations of and actions against fraudulent mortgage lenders.

Liberals and conservatives tend to blame our country’s problems on different factors … but they are connected




 The real problem is the malignant, symbiotic relationship between big corporations and big government.



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Baltimore Restaurant To Feed 1,000 During "Homeless Week"

Generous American philanthropists now forced to take up slack for Obama criminals, feeding homeless as insane White House warmongers expand their endless, bogus wars on "terror"  

AGENCIES
07/23/2015

Every year Baltimore restaurants showcase their businesses and food during “restaurant week,” but one business owner chose to forego the tradition this year and feed the homeless instead.


Savior: Michael Tabrizi
The kernel for the idea came when Michael Tabrizi, owner of the restaurant Tabrizi’s, had a brief encounter with a homeless person, to whom he gave a few dollars, his business card, and an invitation to come see him at his restaurant. “I drove on, thinking to myself, ‘what about all of the others?’ That’s when I decided to feed a thousand people,” Tabrizi told True Activist. Tabrizi, a long-time resident and business owner in Baltimore, watched in despair as the city suffered division during the riots following the death of Freddy Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody. 


He owns an upscale restaurant at Baltimore Harbor.

“I thought I am going to skip regular ‘restaurant week’ and change it to ‘homeless restaurant week’ and do it. The idea was born and I pursued it," Tabrizi said.




“I live in the city and see homeless people all the time going home late night. I saw a sign a homeless man was holding at the traffic light [that read], ‘I am hungry, will work for food,’” owner Michael Tabrizi told ABC News. “I felt a warm urge to invite this person to my restaurant. I gave him my business card and told him to come and eat whenever he wants. Then I thought, ‘Why not invite all of them?’ So I did.”

So he did, partnering with Baltimore’s shelters to bring in as many homeless people as possible from July 20 to 25. The shelters will bus in people with volunteer drivers, and more than 200 people volunteered to work the week for free as greeters, buffet staff and servers.




“Our staff is volunteering, too, because they believe it's a great cause. Management also offered a flat fee of $100 a shift from noon until 7 p.m. as an average income,” Tabrizi said. “Many employees declined; they want to do it for free.”


The homeless apocalypse Obama, Congress traitors, corporate
criminals has brought upon destitute American Seniors, 
Veterans and children
Tabrizi’s, which serves as a popular wedding venue in the Inner Harbor and serves dinner to the public, will close completely that week to serve the 1,000 all-you-can-eat meals of chicken Cordon Bleu, salad, sparkling apple cider and ice cream in a waffle cone cup at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. daily.

“It feels right, it looks right and it tastes right! Seeing happy shiny eyes of a forgotten homeless person is priceless." 


"Giving the homeless a feeling of hope and respect is everything they want,” Tabrizi said. “I receive hundreds of emails a days from people across the country and overseas commending this gesture.

“My reply to all these kind people is to do one good [deed] to a stranger every day, even a smile. It goes a long way.”

Tabrizi decided to close his restaurant to the public in order to feed the city’s homeless at no cost. To help defray his costs, he teamed up with local homeless shelters that donated food and time to the cause. 


Homeless Seniors now forced to eat out of trash cans in San Francisco, one of the wealthiest cities in the world

To reach the homeless people and invite them to dine, connections were made with the Maryland Center for Veterans Education & Training, the House of Ruth and other organizations.

The dinner menu is chicken Cordon Bleu in sage cream sauce, spring salad, sparkling apple cider and ice-cream in a waffle cone.


The plight of homeless Seniors in America is an 
abomination, the personification of evil
“It uplifts your morale,” Rita Paneda, one of the homeless diners, said as she began crying. “Because people’s spirits are broken – they are hurting in their souls. And this really helps because you know that somebody cares.”

Tabrizi hopes to provide meals to anywhere from 900 to 1,000 homeless people, or about 150 diners each day. 

Once word spread about his plan, people started volunteering to help and his staff refused to be paid for the week.




“It’s a good thing for the hearts of the people, no matter what religion or creed. It’s a good move,” Steve, another of the diners."

Tabrizi told Baltimore Magazine that it was more important to promote the welfare of the city and its residents rather than to promote the business. His “homeless restaurant week” began on July 20 and ends July 25.


Obama offers nothing more than pleasing platitudes and excuses about the homeless catastrophe in America when in fact it is his own government that is responsible

“I know it’s hard but I can’t imagine myself being homeless,” 

“It is very hard. You don’t know where your next meal is coming from. You don’t have anybody to love. You don’t have no friends. You have no family. It is sad. It is really sad.”




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Obama Approves Shell Drilling In Arctic

Bribes from Shell must have been massive to allow this travesty - and in the middle of a worldwide oil glut; MSM continues to shill for White House, criminal oil company masters  

WASHINGTON POST
By Steven Mufson
07/22/2015

The Obama administration gave Shell the go-ahead Wednesday to drill two oil exploration wells in the Chukchi Sea about 70 miles off Alaska’s Arctic coast, a decision environmental groups decried as posing a grave risk to the area’s marine life.


A bear coated in oil from the Exxon Valdez spill
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued approval for the wells, but the agency limited the drilling to the top sections of wells and prohibited Shell from drilling into oil-bearing zones. 

The conditional approval could be altered if Shell can repair an ice breaking vessel before the short open water season ends in late September.

The permits are the latest twist in a long-running saga. 



Shell spent $2.1 billion in 2008 to purchase leases from the Interior Department to explore for oil in the Chukchi Sea and it has spent about $5 billion more since then. 

But it has been mired in lawsuits and a regulatory process complicated by a series of mishaps that have damaged vessels required for the drilling program.


Prince William Sound has never recovered from the Exxon Valdez spill - oil still present on beaches and in the ecosystem 24 years later

The most recent mishap sidelined the Fennica, one of two icebreakers in Shell’s Arctic fleet and the only one carrying equipment designed to fit over a damaged well in case of a blowout. Shell must have the equipment nearby before it can penetrate areas suspected of holding oil or natural gas.


Prince William Sound wildlife was devastated, and has
never recovered 
On July 3 on its way to the drill site, the Fennica scraped into a shallow shoal and tore a 39-inch by 2-inch gash in its hull. The Coast Guard is investigating, but some areas along the ship’s route could be shallower than shown in surveys conducted decades ago. “We remain committed to operating in a safe, environmentally responsible manner and look forward to evaluating what could potentially become a national energy resource base,” Shell spokesman Kelly op de Weegh said.



But Lois Epstein, an engineer and Arctic program director for The Wilderness Society, said of the administration’s announcement Wednesday: “This is a tremendously disappointing decision that poses a serious, long-term threat to the fragile environment of the Arctic Ocean.” 

She added, “there are two things certain about offshore drilling in the Arctic: things will go wrong, and the oil industry isn’t ready.


The fishing industry and the fishermen, have never recovered

Since the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, environmental groups have urged President Obama to block Shell’s plans, especially given the remoteness of the Chukchi Sea from Coast Guard and other vessels.

League of Conservation Voters president Gene Karpinski said in a statement that any Arctic Ocean drilling ”is incompatible with President Obama’s strong record on and desire to address climate change.”


Feeble, half-hearted attempts by Exxon along with the mistakes made by their moronic on-site managers only served to exacerbate the effects of the spill and the permanent damage done to the ecosystem

Speaking to reporters during a Camp David press conference in May, Obama emphasized that when it came to Arctic drilling, “nobody is more mindful of the risks involved and the dangers” given his experience with the Gulf of Mexico spill. 

He added that Shell had to “revamp its approach” based on stricter federal standards his officials authored.




In 2013, the Interior Department reviewed Shell’s abbreviated 2012 drilling program. 

Shell struggled to obtain certification of its containment vessel, the Arctic Challenger; the Arctic Challenger had trouble deploying its containment dome; and one of Shell’s two drilling rigs, the Kulluk, ran aground off Kodiak Island in December on its way to a warm water port.


One of the hundreds - perhaps thousands - of dead sea otters; an official count was never made

Interior ordered a third party audit of Shells’ management culture and systems, but the department has turned down freedom of information requests filed by environmental groups seeking copies of the audit, Epstein said.

The Fennica will arrive soon for repairs in Portland. Shell said the ship should reach the Chukchi Sea before drilling penetrates formations the company hopes contain large oil reserves.


A doomed seal pup struggles to breathe

In 2012, Shell drilled in an oil prospect called Burger A, but the time it took Shell to meet permitting standards and an unusually icy summer meant it did not time to drill deep enough to enter oil or gas zones, so Shell plugged and secured the wells.

This summer, the company said it intends hopes to explore in other areas—known as Burgers J and V—based on “an improved and clear picture of the subsurface structure.”




But Epstein said that the wells cannot be drilled at the same time because the Fish and Wildlife Service has barred companies from drilling simultaneously less than 15 miles apart because the noise from drilling could harm walrus populations that often in the area. Shell’s wells are only nine miles apart.

Juliet Eilperin contributed to this report.



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