We can learn a little something from this speech.
Embattled Comcast has another complaint about customer service to add to its growing list. The cable and Internet provider has been telling customers that their service will be terminated if they don’t stop using the Tor web browser. According to a report by Deep.Dot.Web, multiple accounts of Comcast customer service crossing into monitoring customer activity online have been reported to them.
Written By Ron Paul
Sunday, September 14, 2014
On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB's assets. Arising from popular sentiment similar to movements in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, this referendum is an attempt to bring more oversight and accountability to the SNB, Switzerland's central bank.
The Swiss referendum is driven by an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the conduct not only of Swiss monetary policy, but also of Swiss banking policy. Switzerland may be a small nation, but it is a nation proud of its independence and its history of standing up to tyranny. The famous legend of William Tell embodies the essence of the Swiss national character. But no tyrannical regime in history has bullied Switzerland as much as the United States government has in recent years.
The Swiss tradition of bank secrecy is legendary. The reality, however, is that Swiss bank secrecy is dead. Countries such as the United States have been unwilling to keep government spending in check, but they are running out of ways to fund that spending. Further taxation of their populations is politically difficult, massive issuance of government debt has saturated bond markets, and so the easy target is smaller countries such as Switzerland which have gained the reputation of being “tax havens.” Remember that tax haven is just a term for a country that allows people to keep more of their own money than the US or EU does, and doesn't attempt to plunder either its citizens or its foreign account-holders. But the past several years have seen a concerted attempt by the US and EU to crack down on these smaller countries, using their enormous financial clout to compel them to hand over account details so that they can extract more tax revenue.
WWI Casus Belli Revisited: History Corrected? Declassified UK Govt Docs show RMS Lusitania WAS carrying Explosives & Munitions!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sun, 09/14/2014 - 15:18
Next year, come May 7th, 2015, will be the 100th 'anniversary' of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania...
New York Times front page about the Lusitania Outrage at civilian loss of life on the Lusitania is regarded as having hastened the US's entry into the first world war. Photograph: Mpi/Getty Images
By no means have I followed this deeply, but have been reading the headlines, and came upon these; recent, newly de-classified UK govt files revealed the fact that their 1982 salvage team feared the existence of live munitions exploding on them, during the salvage operations; was prompted by a reply on another thread:
My guess was that the America was a minority movement, And the founders wanted to give it the best chance of survival. Allowing the more educated in the meaning of freedom the greatest say. Correct me if I am wrong I welcome all ideas thank
Summary: Glenn Greenwald says he has spent the last few months working on a story that will reveal the role of the Five Eyes network's smallest partner.
By Rob O’Neill | September 14, 2014 -- 07:33 GMT (00:33 PDT)
New Zealand's role in the Five Eyes surveillance alliance has been a sideshow to debates that have erupted in the USA, UK and Europe since former NSA contractor Edwards Snowden began releasing his trove of classified documents.
But that may change tomorrow night NZ time at the Auckland Town Hall.
The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has been aided by the continuing failure of the US Government to investigate the role of Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attacks and its support of jihadi movements such as al-Qaeda in the years since, says former Senator Bob Graham, the co-chairman of the official inquiry into 9/11.
OK...we all like Ron Paul's consistent position on these wars; Stossel later reasons that "war is just another government program"(that can fail like other government programs)...but then what was he selling early on by saying "...we killed many of the people who attacked us..."? Was that a truthful statement at all?
From KOTA ABC news:
"Regional West Medical Center is participating in a 21 – agency emergency disaster next week.
A nuclear explosion near Interstate 80.
The hospital will help decontaminate victims, treat injuries, and make sure everything is reported correctly....."
First it was the 'broad coalition' that appeared a little narrower than President Obama explained to the world last week. Today, 2 more crucial aspects of the 'strategy' appear to be faltering. Despite the promise of $500 million to train "moderate" Syrian terrorist/rebels to fight ISIS, GlobalPost reports Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time.