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October surprise to ''Carterize'' Obama

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:53

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by Webster G. Tarpley

Behind the frenzy unleashed by a defamatory film on Islam, Webster Tarpley scents a machination orchestrated by a Zionist-connected network with the ultimate goal of removing Barack Obama from the White House, increasingly perceived as posing an obstacle to Israel's unfettered grip on U.S. foreign policy.

A regime change, with Netanyahu's bosom friend Mitt Romney at the helm, would pave the way for a neocon comeback to better accommodate Israel's interests and resolidify Tel-Aviv's influence in Washington.

Iranians taking part in protests against film desecrating Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), September 14, 2012.Demonstrations have occurred in the past few days at US embassies in more than 20 cities across the world to protest the scurrilous California film originally entitled ''Desert Warrior'' and then ''The Innocence of Moslims.''

In an attack designed to coincide with the protests, a Libyan death squad has assassinated the US ambassador to Libya and three of his associates. The US State Department has set up a crisis management center to monitor developments 24 hours a day.

The film in question was obviously designed as a provocation and nothing else. But was this film, as the US media claim, the work of the isolated Cerrito, California resident and Egyptian-American Nakoula Bassely Nakoula. aka Abanob Bassely aka Israeli citizen Sam Bacile, an ex-convict with a drug problem, and a few actors he hired? Persuasive evidence suggests that this is not the case.

Instead, we are dealing with an ambitious international intelligence operation aimed at creating an October Surprise (a few weeks early) to shock world and US public opinion for the purpose of discrediting and ''Carterizing'' the current tenant of the White House, and installing Netanyahu's friend Mitt Romney in his place. Since the US public identifies Obama as the patron of the color revolutions and military interventions of the ''Arab Spring,'' attacks on US diplomats, assassinations, and possible hostage taking can be expected to weaken his case for reelection. If Romney prevails, control over US foreign policy would pass to the group of incorrigible warmonger neocons who are the Romney's handlers for international affairs. The current crisis is a sign that the neocons and their friends are attempting a comeback.

The networks involved in this operation appear to be these:

The CIA Mormon Mafia Featuring top officials across the US intelligence community who are members of Romney's tightly-knit sect.

This group can also be referred to as the Brent Scowcroft faction. Scowcroft, Henry Kissinger's right-hand man, used his entrenched bureaucratic position over decades to help promote many of his co-religionists. This group wants Romney in the White House because Romney and his transition team boss Mike Leavitt, also a Mormon, are visibly embarked on a policy of favoring Mormons for top positions.

On Sept. 14, Google rejected an appeal by the Obama White House to remove the controversial film worldwide. As Wired magazine noted on May 11, 2012, ''former National Security Agency chief Mike McConnell told the Washington Post that collaboration between the NSA and private companies like Google was 'inevitable,''' and has been widely reported since January 2010. So Google's refusal to cooperate with Obama tells us about the views of the NSA, and speaks volumes about which presidential candidate the intelligence community is backing.

The Netanyahu Likud During the past week, the reactionary Israeli Prime Minister has intervened blatantly and outrageously in US election-year politics in the attempt to secure the election of Mitt Romney, with whom he has been joined at the hip since the two worked together at the Boston Consulting Group in 1976.

About a week ago, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States has no ''red lines'' in regard to the Iranian nuclear program. Netanyahu replied with an angry outburst, raving that those who have no red lines have ''no moral right'' to give Israel a red light when it comes to starting a catastrophic aggressive war against Iran. This was interpreted in Washington as a call to vote for Romney. To underline the message, the deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset appeared on MSNBC cable news one morning to demand immediate US war with Iran. Republican candidates are using this material for their campaigns.

Some observers have pointed out that, while Netanyahu demands that the US specify some future set of circumstances under which war must begin, the Israeli government has never specified any red lines of its own, meaning that Bibi wants Washington to be more Israeli than the Israelis. These brazen actions by Netanyahu have evoked a wave of American resentment and hostility, even in circles which are usually prepared to go along with the Israelis.

Some have also speculated that, since Romney has shown repeatedly that he has no knowledge of world affairs, Netanyahu believes that he would be able to dictate US foreign policy through his friendship with Romney. During the Republican presidential debates, Romney promised to get Netanyahu's approval for every US action in the Middle East.

US Neocons The pro-Israeli neocons of the Bush-Cheney era have attached themselves to Romney as their main hope of getting back into power. This group includes John Bolton (the likely Secretary of State if Romney wins), Eliot Cohen, Robert Kagan, Robert Joseph, and Dan Senor (who now tells vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan what to say about foreign policy).

Prince Bandar bin Sultan and the Saudi Arabian royal family This group would likely prefer Romney to Obama. Since the Saudi royals are the paymasters for the majority of the death squads now operating in the Middle East, including Libya and Syria, their support would be valuable in organizing operations like the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

The French imperialist ideologue Bernard-Henri L(C)vy, who had strongly advised President Sarkozy to start bombing Libya, is praising Stevens as a ''secret craftsman of [Libyan] liberation.''

BHL says Stevens had accompanied Hillary Clinton to a meeting with Libyan rebel chief Mahmoud Jebril on March 14, 2011, and had later helped convince Hillary to call Obama and recommend that he order an immediate start to the bombing. (Le Monde, Sept. 12) Given the Arabic and French language skills of Stevens, he was then well qualified to serve as contact man with the pro-al-Qaeda militant groups of the Benghazi-Derna-Tobruk extremist axis which did much of the fighting against Qaddafi. Many of these armed groups have been transferred by NATO into Syria to fight against President Assad, raising the question of Ambassador Stevens' role in these currently ongoing operations. Less clear is why he should be singled out at this time. Perhaps he was a witness whose testimony could have proved embarrassing later.

On Tuesday evening, Stevens had left the US consular compound and taken refuge in a secret safe house nearby. Somehow, the well-trained attackers knew of the existence of this safe house and directed professionally accurate mortar fire against these premises. How did they know where Ambassador Stevens was hiding? We would need to ask the CIA and the Saudis.

Nakoula/Bacile served almost two years in jail after conviction for identity theft and bank fraud involving credit cards. He is currently out on parole, and one of the conditions is that he not use a computer. If authorities can prove he posted the incendiary video, they can immediately revoke his parole and send him back to prison for four years. Nakoula/Bacile looks like a patsy '' specifically a drug informant. (Peliske and Daly, Daily Beast, Sept. 14)

As for the film, it would appear to be the handiwork of a well-known Islamophobic network reputedly inspired by US intelligence. According to the Los Angeles Times, the permit for the film originally called ''Desert Warrior'' was requested by a ''Christian nonprofit'' calling itself Media For Christ of Duarte, California. The blogger Panglozz of The Daily Kos reports that Media For Christ is owned by Joseph Nasrallah Abdelmasih, an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian activist and anti-Moslim firebrand.

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Weekly Address: Carrying on the Work of Our Fallen Heroes

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President Obama speaks about the tragic loss of four of our fellow Americans who were serving in our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. These Americans represented the best of our country; without people like them, we could not sustain our freedoms or security, or provide the leadership that the entire world depends on. During this time of turmoil in many different countries, the President makes it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths, but as Commander in Chief, he will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans and will ensure that those who attack our people find no escape from justice.

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Google rejects White House request to pull Mohammad film clip

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By Gerry Shih

SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:53pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East.

The Internet company said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after blocking it on Wednesday in Egypt and Libya, where U.S. embassies have been stormed by protestors enraged over depiction of the Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and philanderer.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in a fiery siege on the embassy in Benghazi.

Google said was further restricting the clip to comply with local law rather than as a response to political pressure.

"We've restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal such as India and Indonesia, as well as in Libya and Egypt, given the very sensitive situations in these two countries," the company said. "This approach is entirely consistent with principles we first laid out in 2007."

White House officials had asked Google earlier on Friday to reconsider whether the video had violated YouTube's terms of service. The guidelines can be viewed here

Google said on Wednesday that the video was within its guidelines.

U.S. authorities said on Friday that they were investigating whether the film's producer, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55-year old Egyptian Coptic Christian living in Southern California, had violated terms of his prison release. Basseley was convicted in 2010 for bank fraud and released from prison on probation last June.

(Reporting By Gerry Shih; Editing by Toni Reinhold)

BBC: Muslim Brotherhood Does NOT Hold America Responsible For Anti Muslim Film

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Salafism+CIA: The winning formula to destabilize Russia, the Middle East [Voltaire Network]

August 28 Sheikh Said Afandi, acknowledged spiritual leader of the Autonomous Russian Republic of Dagestan, was assassinated. A jihadist female suicide bomber managed to enter his house and detonate an explosive device.

Ethnic Muslim populations in this region of Russia and of the former Soviet Union, including Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan and into China¹s Xinjiang Province, have been the target of various US and NATO intelligence operations since the Cold War era ended in 1990. Washington sees manipulation of Muslim groups as the vehicle to bring uncontrollable chaos to Russia and Central Asia. It¹s being carried out by some of the same organizations engaged in creating chaos and destruction inside Syria against the government of Bashar Al-Assad. In a real sense, as Russian security services clearly understand, if they don¹t succeed in stopping the Jihadists insurgency in Syria, it will come home to them via the Caucasus.

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Armada of British naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike - Telegraph

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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 02:31

The war games are the largest ever undertaken in the region.

They will practise tactics in how to breach an Iranian blockade of the strait and the force will also undertake counter-mining drills.

The multi-national naval force in the Gulf includes three US Nimitz class carrier groups, each of which has more aircraft than the entire complement of the Iranian air force.

The carriers are supported by at least 12 battleships, including ballistic missile cruisers, frigates, destroyers and assault ships carrying thousand of US Marines and special forces.

The British component consists of four British minesweepers and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, a logistics vessel. HMS Diamond, a brand-new £1billion Type 45 destroyer, one of the most powerful ships in the British fleet, will also be operating in the region.

In addition, commanders will also simulate destroying Iranian combat jets, ships and coastal missile batteries.

In the event of war, the main threat to the multi-national force will come from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps navy, which is expected to adopt an ''access-denial'' strategy in the wake of an attack, by directly targeting US warships, attacking merchant shipping and mining vital maritime chokepoints in the Persian Gulf.

Defence sources say that although Iran's capability may not be technologically sophisticated, it could deliver a series of lethal blows against British and US ships using mini-subs, fast attack boats, mines and shore-based anti-ship missile batteries.

Next month, Iran will stage massive military manoeuvres of its own, to show that it is prepared to defend its nuclear installations against the threat of aerial bombardment.

The exercise is being showcased as the biggest air defence war game in the Islamic Republic's history, and will be its most visible response yet to the prospect of an Israeli military strike.

Using surface-to-air missiles, unmanned drones and state-of-the-art radar, Iran's Revolutionary Guards and air force will combine to test the defences of 3,600 sensitive locations throughout the country, including oil refineries and uranium enrichment facilities.

Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya air defence base, told a conference this month that the manoeuvres would ''identify vulnerabilities, try out new tactics and practise old ones''.

At the same time as the Western manoeuvres in the Gulf, the British Response Task Forces Group '-- which includes the carrier HMS Illustrious, equipped with Apache attack helicopters, along with the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle - will be conducting a naval exercise in the eastern Mediterranean. The task force could easily be diverted to the Gulf region via the Suez Canal within a week of being ordered to do so.

The main naval exercise comes as President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, today to discuss the Iranian crisis.

Many within the Obama administration believe that Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities before the US presidential elections, an act which would signal the failure of one of Washington's key foreign policy objectives.

Both Downing Street and Washington hope that the show of force will demonstrate to Iran that Nato and the West will not allow President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian leader, to develop a nuclear armoury or close Hormuz.

Sir John Sawers, the head of MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service, reportedly met the Israeli prime minister and Ehud Barak, his defence secretary, two weeks ago in an attempt to avert military action against Iran.

But just last week Mr Netanyahu signalled that time for a negotiated settlement was running out when he said: ''The world tells Israel 'Wait, there's still time.' And I say, 'Wait for what? Wait until when?'

''Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.''

The crisis hinges on Iran's nuclear enrichment programme, which Israel believes is designed to build an atomic weapon. Tehran has long argued that the programme is for civil use only and says it has no plans to an build a nuclear bomb, but that claim has been disputed by the West, with even the head of MI6 stating that the Islamic Republic is on course to develop atomic weapons by 2014.

The Strait of Hormuz has long been disputed territory, with the Iranians claiming control of the region and the entire Persian Gulf.

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps recently boasted that ''any plots of enemies'' would be foiled and a heavy price exacted, adding: ''We determine the rules of military conflict in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.''

But Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, warned that Iranian attempts to exercise control over the Strait of Hormuz could be met with force.

He said: ''The Iranians need to understand that the United States and the international community are going to hold them directly responsible for any disruption of shipping in that region '-- by Iran or, for that matter, by its surrogates.''

Mr Panetta said that the United States was ''fully prepared for all contingencies'' and added: ''We've invested in capabilities to ensure that the Iranian attempt to close down shipping in the Gulf is something that we are going to be able to defeat if they make that decision.''

That announcement was supported by Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, who added: ''We are determined to work as part of the international community effort to ensure freedom of passage in the international waters of the Strait of Hormuz.''

One defence source told The Sunday Telegraph last night: ''If it came to war, there would be carnage. The Iranian casualties would be huge but they would be able to inflict severe blows against the US and British.

''The Iranian Republican Guard are well versed in asymmetrical warfare and would use swarm attacks to sink or seriously damage ships. This is a conflict nobody wants, but the rhetoric from Israel is unrelenting.''

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FBI and DHS Warn of Terror Attacks in Response to Anti-Muslim Video

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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 23:15

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The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have issued an unspecific terror warning as violence rages across the Middle East in response to an anti-Islamic movie ''trailer'' that appeared on Youtube.

The intelligence bulletin warns that ''the risk of violence could increase both at home and abroad as the film continues to gain attention'' due largely to sensationalistic corporate media coverage.

Despite the lack of a credible threat, the bulletin says ''violent extremist groups in the United States could exploit anger over the film to advance their recruitment efforts.''

The short video appears to be ''a contrived fraud designed to stir up unrest in the Middle East while shielding the true reasons behind the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens,'' Paul Joseph Watson wrote for Infowar.com on Thursday.

''Everything about the movie suggests it was a contrived fraud to artificially manufacture unrest in the middle east at a time where speculation that the U.S. and Israel are about to launch military interventions in Iran and Syria is rife,'' Watson notes.

Others have suggested the video was produced by the Israeli Mossad, the CIA or other intelligence agencies.

''First responders should remain aware of the potential for spontaneous large crowds and protests that could overwhelm resources and should be vigilant for possible efforts to encourage peaceful protesters to commit acts of violence,'' the FBI-DHS bulletin said, according to ABC.

In late August, the FBI issued a bulletin to law enforcement warning that ''anarchist extremists'' would use IEDs at the Republican and Democrat national conventions.

''FBI and DHS assess with high confidence anarchist extremists will target'... infrastructure in Tampa and Charlotte, with potentially significant impacts on public safety and transportation,'' CNN reported.

Despite the ''high confidence'' of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, no IED attacks occurred during either convention.

FBI Warns of Violence in America Over Anti-Islamic Movie - ABC News

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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:23

A U.S. intelligence bulletin warned today that the violent outrage aimed at U.S. embassies spawned by a movie mocking the Prophet Mohammed could be spread to America by extremist groups eager to "exploit anger."

The Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said "the risk of violence could increase both at home and abroad as the film continues to gain attention."

"First responders should remain aware of the potential for spontaneous large crowds and protests that could overwhelm resources and should be vigilant for possible efforts to encourage peaceful protesters to commit acts of violence," the warning said.

It urged "faith-based organizations to promptly report suspicious activities that could indicate pre-operational plotting against Jewish, Coptic, Islamic, or any other faith-based communities."

It added, however, that there was no information regarding any specific threats.

The bulletin warned that "violent extremist groups in the United States could exploit anger over the film to advance their recruitment efforts."

It goes on to note that angry protests in Benghazi, where four Americans were killed, and Cairo "mirror past incidents prompted by events perceived as anti-Islamic, which spurred sudden violence against U.S. interests overseas."

The bulletin was issued as fresh violence erupted at U.S. embassies in Yemen and Egypt, and the State Department said that 50 overseas missions have been given additional security and warned U.S. citizens in their area to be "extra vigilant." Some embassies warned of protests on Friday, the Muslim sabbath.

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President Obama called the presidents of Egypt and Libya where he thanked them for their help but reminded them of the importance of protecting American embassies and consulates. And in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai canceled an overseas trip because of brewing anger over the film, "Innocence of Muslims," which ridicules Islam's founder the Prophet Mohammed.

Two U.S. Navy missile destroyers, the USS Laboon and USS McFaul, were moved near the coast of Libya as an extra precaution.

Libyan officials said several people have been arrested for the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith, security personnel and former Navy SEALs Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty but U.S. officials have not confirmed that.

Wanis el-Sharef, eastern Libya's deputy interior minister, told the Associated Press the attacks were suspected to have been timed to mark the 9/11 anniversary and that the militants used civilians protesting the movie as cover for their action.

Western intelligence sources told ABC News that it appears the movie was the "catalyst," but it would not be surprising if a militant group "would seek to take advantage for an opportunity to strike."

FBI agents from New York were being dispatched to Libya to assist in the investigation.

The worst violence today erupted in Sana'a, Yemen, where thousands of angry protesters circled the U.S. embassy and breached its outer wall, but were prevented from entering the embassy compound.

"Smoke is rising, they just flooded the security barriers. [There are] no casualties. [There is] shooting. It's crazy," a senior Yemeni official told ABC News.

Yemeni forces threw tear gas as protesters were seen scrambling over fences and the main gate, firing gunshots as they tried to stop the demonstrators.

Protesters in Sana'a removed the embassy's sign on the outer wall and set tires ablaze, The Associated Press reported. Once inside the compound, they took down and burned the U.S. flag. Security guards at the embassy fired warning shots to stop them.

Adel Daoud Arrested In Chicago Car Bomb Plot

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HILLSIDE, Ill. '-- Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday.

Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which an agent pretending to be a terrorist provided him with a phony car bomb and watched him press the trigger, prosecutors said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago, which announced the arrest Saturday, said the device was harmless and the public was never at risk.

Daoud is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive.

A person who answered the phone at Daoud's home in Hillside on Saturday and identified herself as his sister, Hiba, declined to discuss Daoud, the family or the arrest.

"We don't even know anything. We don't know that much. We know as little as you do," she said. "They're just accusations. ... We'd like to be left alone."

No one answered the door of the two-story brick home later Saturday.

A next-door neighbor said he was shocked by the arrest, describing Daoud as a quiet boy who played basketball in the driveway with friends and calling his parents "wonderful" people.

"I heard maybe he had a little trouble in school," said the neighbor, 78-year-old Harry Pappas. "He was quiet, didn't talk much, but he seemed like a good kid."

Pappas said he saw a dozen unmarked cars drive up to the house Friday night and several agents go inside.

The FBI began monitoring Daoud after he started using an email account to get and distribute material about violent jihad and the killing of Americans, prosecutors said.

In May, two undercover FBI agents contacted Daoud in response to the material and exchanged several electronic messages with him in which he expressed an interest in engaging in violent jihad in the United States or abroad, according to an affidavit by an FBI special agent.

Prosecutors say that one of those agents then introduced Daoud to a third undercover agent who claimed to be a terrorist living in New York.

Over the summer, the third agent and Daoud met six times in the suburb of Villa Park and exchanged messages, the affidavit said. Daoud then set about identifying 29 potential targets, including military recruiting centers, bars, malls and tourist attractions in Chicago, the document said.

He is accused of settling on a downtown bar and conducting surveillance on it using Google Street View and visiting the area in person to take photographs.

Describing the target to the agent, Daoud said it was also a concert venue and next to a liquor store, according to the affidavit.

"It's a bar, it's a liquor store, it's a concert. All in one bundle," the document quotes him as saying. The affidavit said he noted that the bar would be filled with the "evilest people ... all the kuffars are there." Kuffar is the Arabic term for non-believer.

The affidavit said that shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, Daoud met with the undercover agent in Villa Park and the two drove to downtown Chicago, where the restaurants and bars were packed with workers ringing in the weekend on a pleasantly warm evening. They entered a parking lot where a Jeep Cherokee containing the phony bomb was parked, according to the document.

Daoud drove the vehicle and parked it in front of the bar, then walked a block away and attempted to detonate the device by pressing a triggering mechanism in the presence of the agent, the affidavit said. He was then arrested.

Court documents do not identify the bar.

The FBI has used similar tactics in other counterterrorism investigations, deploying undercover agents to engage suspects in talk of terror plots and then provide them with fake explosive devices.

In a 2010 case, a Lebanese immigrant took what he thought was a bomb and dropped it into a trash bin near Chicago's Wrigley Field. In a 2009 case, agents provided a Jordanian man with a fake truck bomb that he used to try to blow up a 60-story office tower in Dallas.

Prosecutors said Daoud was offered several chances to change his mind and walk away from the plot but insisted he wanted to go through with it.

The affidavit said Daoud was active in jihadist Internet forums and was accessing articles written by Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born radical cleric who became a key figure in the Yemen-based al-Qaida offshoot known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen last year.

The FBI says he also was searching online for information on making bombs and reading "Inspire," the English-language online magazine published by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and intended to be a recruiting tool.

In his conversations with the undercover agent, Daoud explained his reasons for wanting to launch an attack by saying that the United States was at war "with Islam and Muslims," the affidavit said.

He said he was trying to recruit others and that he was confronted by leaders of his mosque who warned that he should stop talking about jihad, according to the document.

The affidavit said he also told the agent he wanted to carry out an attack that would kill a large number of people.

"I wanted something that's ... massive; I want something that's gonna make it in the news," he said in one message, according to the affidavit. "I want to get to like, for me I want to get the most evil place, but I want to get a more populated place."

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Keyser reported from Chicago.

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Day of demos due in Spain and Portugal over further budget cuts

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Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards from all walks of life are to due to gather in the capital Madrid in a mass march against government austerity measures.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy continues to deny that his country will request a full- blown bailout as he prepares a further round of budget cuts.

Ignacio Fernandez Toxo is the leader of the CCOO trade union:

''If there is a massive response to our call to march from the Spanish people, which is what I hope, we will demand a referendum on these austerity measures and cuts. That way we can avoid being ruled by the markets.''

Madrid is under real pressure to help its faltering regions and avoid civil disorder. Further falls in house prices are adding to the insecurity.

Neighbours Portugal are in similar straits and anti-austerity protests have taken place in Porto and more are due in the capital Lisbon and 25 towns and cities across the country over the weekend.

Opposition Socialists are threatening to end the cross-party agreement on the EU/IMF loan unless the government scraps the recently announced across the board tax hikes.

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Van Rompuy paper floats eurozone budget, parliament.

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:08

BRUSSELS - EU Council chief Van Rompuy on Wednesday (12 September) tabled an 'issues paper' on how to further integrate the eurozone, including a common budget, limited debt mutualisation and a parliamentary assembly.

The paper raises more questions than it answers. This is supposed to "get member states out of the closet on the most sensitive issues," one EU official told this website.

Drafted with the heads of the EU commission, European Central Bank and Eurogroup of finance ministers, the paper proposes "a central budget for the euro area" in order to "deal with asymmetric shocks and help prevent contagion."

It also speaks of "limited common debt issuance." This should only occur "as long as the risk sharing is accompanied with commensurate steps towards common decision-making on budgets that safeguard against moral hazard" - wording that could have come straight out of Berlin.

The paper raises questions about the coordinated issuance of sovereign debt. "Could it include requiring approval for debt issuance beyond the limits defined in fiscal programmes or assigning such debt issuance a junior status?"

A more controversial idea for the 10 EU countries outside the eurozone is to have a parliamentary assembly formed exclusively of members from the 17 euro nations. The paper refers delicately to "dedicated accountability structures specific to the euro area" once there is more eurozone integration.

On the banking sector, Van Rompuy asks how the bailout fund will be used to directly recapitalise banks and whether it can also serve as a backstop to guarantee people's savings when a bank goes bust.

An EU summit on 18-19 October is set to endorse the parts of the paper which are doable without changing the EU treaties, while the more long-term goals of political union needing a convention, new treaty and referendums will be left for the December summit.

An attempt to deal with the German taboo of debt mutualisation and France's no-go area of further sovereignty transfers to Brussels was made in June when Van Rompuy first tabled a plan for deeper eurozone integration.

The only possible compromise at the time was to endorse common banking supervision in return for the German concession of granting troubled banks direct access to the eurozone bailout fund (ESM), a deal ultimately meant to help Spain lower its debt.

But as the crisis continues and markets doubt the results of each EU summit, more steps are needed towards further eurozone integration.

A senior eurozone official told this website in an interview earlier this month that the views of France and Germany are no longer so divergent.

"You will be surprised in the autumn by the degree of movement that will have taken place in some member states," said Thomas Wieser, who prepares the meetings of eurozone finance ministers.

Greece: Cash registers to get online link to TAXISnet

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 09:46

By Prokopis Hatzinikolaou

The ministerial decisions allowing for the online connection of shops' and companies' cash registers with the Finance Ministry's TAXISnet electronic system will be signed in the next few days as part of the government's ongoing battle against tax evasion.

Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis is set to sign the two decisions required, which will also include the technical specifications needed for the interconnection. Once the companies producing the cash registers are ready, the online connection process will start, according to one ministry official.

Having approved of the technical specifications of the project, the European Commission recently gave the green light for the interconnection of wholesale and retail companies' cash registers with the General Secretariat of Information Systems (GSIS), which operates TAXISnet.

The online link between companies and the Finance Ministry will mean that the payment and receipt of value-added tax will be conducted in real time, putting an end to the VAT statements that enterprises are currently required to submit on a regular basis. The online connection will credit VAT directly to the state's accounts.

Ministry officials argue that once the project is complete, it will put an end to the issuing of bogus invoices and tax evasion will be contained as the new system is far more effective than those used nowadays. They base their conviction on the fact that at the very moment a company issues a receipt, the Finance Ministry will be informed of the transaction in real time, meaning the GSIS will be able to have a full picture of the transactions of every enterprise. They add that when the tax authorities inspect enterprises' books and cash registers, it will be easy to establish whether they have issued any bogus invoices or fewer receipts than they should have done.

At the same time, with the full records of sales at their disposal, Finance Ministry agencies will be able to perform extensive cross-checking regarding the stated profits of enterprises and even keep an eye on what taxpayers have been spending their money on.

Meanwhile the ministry is also preparing a bill to speed up the issuing of fines for tax evasion in another effort to increase revenues from taxation. The clause in the pipeline will provide for inspectors of the Financial Crimes Squad to proceed immediately to the issue of fines or additional taxes and surcharges after establishing cases of evasion. This will eliminate the delay caused by sending their reports to tax authorities for the latter to issue the fines, a process that now takes up to one month.

War on Ca$h

Finland: Ministry: No receipt, no thank you.

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:40

Image: Yle / Mauri Tikkam¤ki The Ministry of Employment and the Economy is looking into whether receipts can be made mandatory for small businesses. Officials still have several details to iron out before moving ahead with the proposal, such as how to monitor that receipts are issued and determining appropriate penalties for rule breakers.

''Already now everyone can help combat the underground economy by always requesting a receipt,'' said the proposal's architect, Labour Minister Lauri Ihalainen.

The bill is expected to come before the legislature early next year.

Greece: Cash registers to get online link to TAXISnet

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 09:46

By Prokopis Hatzinikolaou

The ministerial decisions allowing for the online connection of shops' and companies' cash registers with the Finance Ministry's TAXISnet electronic system will be signed in the next few days as part of the government's ongoing battle against tax evasion.

Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis is set to sign the two decisions required, which will also include the technical specifications needed for the interconnection. Once the companies producing the cash registers are ready, the online connection process will start, according to one ministry official.

Having approved of the technical specifications of the project, the European Commission recently gave the green light for the interconnection of wholesale and retail companies' cash registers with the General Secretariat of Information Systems (GSIS), which operates TAXISnet.

The online link between companies and the Finance Ministry will mean that the payment and receipt of value-added tax will be conducted in real time, putting an end to the VAT statements that enterprises are currently required to submit on a regular basis. The online connection will credit VAT directly to the state's accounts.

Ministry officials argue that once the project is complete, it will put an end to the issuing of bogus invoices and tax evasion will be contained as the new system is far more effective than those used nowadays. They base their conviction on the fact that at the very moment a company issues a receipt, the Finance Ministry will be informed of the transaction in real time, meaning the GSIS will be able to have a full picture of the transactions of every enterprise. They add that when the tax authorities inspect enterprises' books and cash registers, it will be easy to establish whether they have issued any bogus invoices or fewer receipts than they should have done.

At the same time, with the full records of sales at their disposal, Finance Ministry agencies will be able to perform extensive cross-checking regarding the stated profits of enterprises and even keep an eye on what taxpayers have been spending their money on.

Meanwhile the ministry is also preparing a bill to speed up the issuing of fines for tax evasion in another effort to increase revenues from taxation. The clause in the pipeline will provide for inspectors of the Financial Crimes Squad to proceed immediately to the issue of fines or additional taxes and surcharges after establishing cases of evasion. This will eliminate the delay caused by sending their reports to tax authorities for the latter to issue the fines, a process that now takes up to one month.

Elite$

Prince William: 'I Want Paps Jailed For Taking Topless Pictures Of Kate'

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:34

By Radar Staff

Prince William has vowed to see the people responsible for taking topless pictures of his wife Kate Middleton put behind bars.

The heir to the throne has even told his confidantes that he is willing to give evidence in court to help seek justice for the future Queen.

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Britain's Sunday Mirror reports that William will not just pursue Closer magazine in the French civil courts but will also pursue criminal action.

''I want them jailed,'' William told pals, even as the Italian magazine Chi prepares publication of a 26-page special on Sunday showing more intimate pictures of Kate.

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The royal couple is currently in the middle of a nine-day Far East tour to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

''They will take any action they can within the law to seek redress,'' William's spokesman said. ''They've been clear that they will not allow this to intrude on their enjoyment of the tour, or more importantly their work on behalf of the Queen.

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''The couple always felt very strongly about privacy and harassment. It's part of a very long-standing and heartfelt position by the Duke and Prince Harry, given their past, to do everything they can to protect themselves.''

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Oil Cabal

Smoking gun '' Russia's plan to dominate energy markets

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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:37

I came across an article on RosBusinessConsulting titled Russia floods global markets with O&G that supports my theory that at least some of more crafty segments of the world's oil and gas providers recognize the return on investment (ROI) available to them from steady efforts to stoke irrational fears about the use of nuclear energy.

For example, this paragraph appears near the top of the article.

Experts warn that Russia's reliance on mineral resource exports may backfire on the country, when the prices drop one day thus wreaking havoc on budget revenue. Thus far, luck has been on the country's side as global developments have been pushing fuel prices up. The average price of Urals blend oil was $109.3 per barrel in 2011, up 39.8% from 2010. Oil prices rose sharply on the back of uprisings in the Arab world, the war in Libya as well as an earthquake in Japan, which destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant causing an environmental disaster and giving rise to serious misgivings about the safety of nuclear power, the most promising alternative to hydrocarbons nowadays.

(Emphasis added.)

I don't believe in luck or in the use of the passive voice; it is clear that knowledgeable people can run the numbers and choose to use their influence to ensure that press coverage reinforces those ''serious misgivings''. How many times has Apocalyptic Arnie (Gundersen) and his fear mongering associates appeared on Russia Today, aka RT, as well as on other ad supported media channels?

Russia is also smart enough about the dependence its export customers have on Gazprom's pipeline gas to ensure that it is profitably priced with a contracted link to the market price of oil.

High oil prices have driven gas prices higher. The price of Russian gas reached $436 per 1,000 cubic meters ($12.35 per MMBTU) as of December 31, 2011, up 38.7% year-on-year, the Economic Development Ministry estimated. The average contract prices for Russian gas at the German border went up 28.9% to $381.50 per 1,000 cubic meters ($10.80 per MMBTU), according to IMF.

Geopolitical factors have been keeping oil price high in early 2012. The eventuality of sanctions on Iran and Syria enable analysts to forecast that oil prices will spike to $150 or even $200 per barrel. Gas prices pegged to oil prices are also set to soar.

(Conversion to US standard trading units for natural gas prices added.)

Please note the prices in the above quote; Europeans are paying 3-4 times as much per unit of heat for natural gas as North American customers. That makes the German, Swiss, and Italian move away from nuclear energy even more questionably; they do not have the same ''low carbon'' alternative power supply option that we do here. No wonder the German environment minister proudly spoke about the opening of a new lignite (brown coal) fired power plant.

Perhaps there is a good reason why so many European industrial firms are relocating production facilities to lower power cost regions like Alabama and South Carolina where there are new nuclear plants under construction.

The energy strategy from the world's chess playing capital is not a single dimensional focus on hobbling nuclear energy's ability to compete for its customer base, but also includes efforts to stimulate and sustain conflicts in the political areas that are important to the oil and gas industry. Not all of those important areas are hydrocarbon supply basins; some, like Syria, Georgia, Pakistan, Afganistan and Ukraine host key segments of transportation pipelines. (For an entertaining, but scary, analysis of world pipeline politics, I highly recommend listening to NoAgenda show episode 426.

Here is the final quote that leads me to believe that the current government in Russia is skillfully playing the board in the ''The Great Game'' and hoping that no one notices its strategic efforts.

Meanwhile, Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev predicts that oil and gas resources will last for 100-150 years, after which the mankind (sic) will have to search for alternative resources.

(Emphasis added.)

Anyone who makes that prediction is trying to fool others into a false sense of complacency that includes ignoring other obvious issues with continuing to depend on hydrocarbon suppliers to fuel our modern society. If anyone disagrees with this being labeled as a smoking gun, please explain your logic.

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LEAKED! Here's The White House's Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order.

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from the vague-enough-for-ya? deptEarlier this week, we wrote about how the White House was working on an executive order to act as a "stand in" for cybersecurity legislation that has so far failed to pass Congress (CISPA passed in the House, but a different effort, the Cybersecurity Act, failed in the Senate, and it would have been difficult to get the two houses aligned anyway). Last weekend Jason Miller from Federal News Radio wrote about a draft he saw... but failed to share the actual draft. We got our hands on a draft (and confirmed what it was with multiple sources) and wanted to share it, as these kinds of things deserve public scrutiny and discussion. It's embedded below. As expected, it does have elements of the Lieberman/Collins bill (to the extent that the White House actually can do things without legislation). It's also incredibly vague. The specific requirements for government agencies are left wide open to interpretation. For example, the State Dept. should engage other governments about protecting infrastructure. Well, duh. As expected, most stuff focuses on Homeland Security and its responsibilities to investigate a variety of different cybersecurity issues -- but, again, it's left pretty vague.

There is, as expected, plans concerning information sharing -- but again, they're left pretty empty on specifics. It talks about an "information exchange framework." Unfortunately, it does not appear to highlight privacy or civil liberties concerns in discussing the information sharing stuff. That seems like a pretty big problem. Homeland Security is tasked with coming up with a way to share information, pulling on some existing efforts, but nowhere do they call out how to make sure these information exchange programs don't lead to massive privacy violations, despite the President's earlier promises that any cybersecurity efforts would take into account privacy and civil liberties.

Separately, it lists out 16 critical infrastructure "sectors," but those can be interpreted really broadly, which is dangerous. We all understand how things like the electric grid, nuclear power plants, water facilities and such can be seen as critical infrastructure. But does "communications" include things like social networking? It's important that any plan be very, very specific about what sorts of things are critical infrastructure, so as to avoid sweeping up all sorts of things like internet services and opening them up to information "sharing" abuse efforts by the government. We all know there's plenty of evidence that when the government is given a loophole to spy on private communications, it figures out ways to drive fleets of trucks through that hole. Unfortunately, there's little indication that any of that has really been taken into consideration.

All that said, it is important to recognize that this is a draft, and it is not only subject to change, but there are indications that it is likely to change. But, seeing as this could have significant impact, it should be something that the public has a chance to weigh in on.

Honestly, looking this over, you get the sense that it's really designed to do one thing: scare those who fought against the various bills back to the table to compromise and get a bill out. It's no secret that the administration's overall preference is to get a law in place, rather than this executive order. That's been a failed effort so far, but you have to wonder if this is a ploy to scare those who opposed the Cybersecurity Act into thinking that if they don't approve some legislation, the exec order might be a bigger problem. There are way too many things left open ended in this draft, and while the administration can't go as far as Congress on many things, the open-ended nature of this order could certainly lead to problems for the industries who opposed previous efforts.

Either way, we'll have some more on this next week, but since we just got this and want to get it out there for comment, hopefully folks can spend some time this weekend discussing the (yes, once again, vague) particulars...

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Mom sues police over arrest | News

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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:09

LA PORTE, Texas - A stay-at-home mom from La Porte has filed a lawsuit against the city's police department, an unknown officer and one of her neighbors.

Tammy Cooper said she was wrongly accused of endangering her children and was even forced to spend the night in jail, all because she let her kids play outside.

She said her children, ages 9 and 6, were riding their motorized scooters in the cul-de-sac where they live while she watched from a lawn chair in her front yard just a few feet away.

"I was out there the entire time," Cooper said. "I never left that lawn chair the entire time."

Cooper said a little while later, a La Porte police car pulled up in front of her home.

"I went out there to see what he was here for and he said, 'Ma'am, we're here for you.' I said, 'Oh really? Why?' He proceeded to tell me he had received a call from one of my neighbors that my kids were riding their scooters unsupervised.

Cooper said she was handcuffed, put in the back of a police car and forced to spend the night in jail.

"Orange jumpsuit, in a cell, slammed the door, for 18 hours," Cooper said.

The charges against her were eventually dropped but she still describes the ordeal as humiliating and said her children were even questioned by police and terrified.

"My daughter had him (the police officer) around the leg saying, "Please, please don't take my mom to jail. Please, she didn't do anything wrong,'" said Cooper.

The La Porte Police department issued a statement saying;

"...we are confident in the known actions of the responding officers. In addition, officers did contact the Harris County District Attorney's Office while on the scene that evening, upon which their Office accepted charges of Abandoning a Child on Ms. Cooper."

Cooper said the ordeal has been stressful, time consuming and costly. She said her family has already shelled out $7,000 in legal fees.

"I hope that what I went through doesn't go unpunished - that there are consequences for a bad decision," Cooper said.

Health Board Approves Bloomberg's Soda Ban

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:42

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A woman drinking a large sweetened iced tea in Bryant Park this August.

Seeking to combat rising obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health approved on Thursday a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, enacting the first restriction of its kind in the country.

The measure, unless blocked by a judge, will take effect in six months. The health board vote was the only regulatory approval needed to become binding in the city, but the American soft-drink industry has strongly opposed the plan and vowed this week to try to fight the measure by other means, possibly in the courts.

The plan is a marquee initiative of the Bloomberg administration, which is known for introducing ambitious '' and, some say, overreaching '' public health policies, including a ban on smoking in bars and the posting of calorie counts on chain restaurant menus.

The soda measure would bar the sale of sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces, smaller than the size of a common soda bottle. It would affect a range of popular sweetened beverages, including energy drinks, presweetened iced teas and common brands of nondiet soda.

The restrictions would not affect fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; no-calorie diet sodas would not be affected, but establishments with self-service drink fountains, like many fast-food restaurants, would not be allowed to stock cups larger than 16 ounces.

Only establishments that receive inspection grades from the health department would have to obey the rules, a group that includes movie theaters and stadium concession stands. Convenience stores, including 7-Eleven and its king-size ''Big Gulp'' drinks, would be exempt, along with vending machines and some newsstands.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has said the plan does not limit consumers' choices, since customers can still purchase as many 16-ounce drinks as they would like. The soft-drink industry, which has spent more $1 million on a public-relations campaign opposing the plan, argues that the policy restricts consumers' freedom to buy beverages as they see fit.

Six in 10 residents said they thought the plan was a bad idea in a recent poll by The New York Times. But the measure easily earned the approval of the health board, whose members were appointed by the mayor. The board voted eight to zero, with one abstention, to approve the measure just after 11 a.m. Thursday.

Mr. Bloomberg has made curbing obesity a top goal for his administration, citing higher rates of diabetes and fatalities among the city's more overweight neighborhoods. More than half of adult New Yorkers are obese or overweight, according to the city's health department.

Opinion among other city lawmakers is mixed. Several City Council members, including many members of the council's minority caucus, said the plan would adversely affect small businesses, particularly in poorer neighborhoods. A resolution against the plan has been circulated in the City Council, but the speaker, Christine C. Quinn, has not put the measure to a vote.

The plan has generated widespread interest in the topic of obesity and soft drinks. The mayor has been pilloried in some quarters as Nanny Bloomberg, with critics saying the soda plan is another example of social engineering by the government. Supporters, including many prominent academics and scientists who study nutrition, say the policy could help reduce the amount of calories consumed by city residents.

Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban will cause New Yorkers to poison themselves with more aspartame

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(NaturalNews) '' Ah, the hilarity of the nanny state knows no bounds, it seems. Especially not in New York City, where Mayor Bloomberg oversaw a large-sized soda ban that just became law. The really hilarious part of the law? It does not apply to aspartame-laced ''diet sodas'' which, by any honest measure, are far more toxic to your health than regular sodas made with HFCS.

HFCS may cause diabetes and obesity, but aspartame causes neurological damage and early-onset Alzheimer's. But that's just what New York needs, it seems: A wave of crabby soda-drinking senior citizens who are half blind and can't remember where their apartment building is located. (Or has that already happened?)

That the New York city health board actually thinks diet soda is healthier than regular soda is a sad, sad commentary on the state of nutritional ignorance in NYC. So under this nanny state plan, citizens will be pushed to consume more neurotoxic aspartame '-- gee, what a brilliant plan! Why not ban vitamins, too, and just force everybody to take a daily chemotherapy pill and call it a ''public health initiative?''

I'm mesmerized by the arrogance of nanny state governments that think they can alter reality via decree. Bloomberg and the entire city health board somehow believes they will magically make people healthier by taking away their choice. So instead of actually educating New Yorkers about the dangers of HFCS and phosphoric acid '-- two of the primary health-destroying ingredients in sodas '-- they pull a nanny state / police state fast one and criminalize the selling of those sodas.

This, of course, will only create a black market in high-capacity sodas. So now, instead of people buying their sodas at legitimate establishments with relative compliance with public health regulations, they're going to be buying ''contraband'' sodas in dark alleys where crime runs rampant. This is the upshot of all such prohibition laws by any government: economic transactions that used to be above the board are now driven underground. (Marijuana, see?)

Before long, tyrants like Bloomberg will dutifully announce ''there is a crime wave of illicit soda sales taking place!'' and therefore the city needs to create a soda prohibition task force to hunt down soda sellers and infiltrate their operations.

Yep, it's time to declare the ''War on Soda'' '... kind of like the War on Drugs, except even more of a waste of taxpayer money.

Then we'll see the NYPD hiring ''undercover soda buyers'' to infiltrate soda selling establishments, posing as regular customers. They'll ask for '-- OMG! '-- a ''13 oz. soda'' and see if the vendor actually serves it up. If they do, they're arrested on the spot and processed as a soda criminal. Because, you know, they're obviously a danger to society and need to be taken off the streets, right?

You see, the problem with creating new laws is that you then criminalize an entire segment of the population; then you need law enforcers to hunt those people down and ''process'' them with fines or criminal penalties. So instead of gaining public health, the city actually loses public freedom and creates a new crime enforcement overhead paid by taxpayers.

The more laws you create in any jurisdiction, the less freedom you have remaining. Laws always have good intentions, of course, but they also have unintended consequences (such as driving people to drink more aspartame).

Such is the problem with trying to micromanage everybody from a centralized government: You can never successfully shape their behavior to your liking because people are individuals and they want to make up their own minds about things. Even if they do stupid things like drinking a Big Gulp soda sweetened with genetically modified corn syrup tainted with mercury. Yeah, it's STUPID beyond belief, but it's still their choice.

With this soda ban, Mayor Bloomberg is treating the citizens of New York like stupid little children. Or even like house pets. ''Bad soda drinker! Bad!'' It is a silly, dignity-crushing stance for any government to take, and it only breeds contempt among the People who increasingly see their local government ''rulers'' as power-hungry maniacs trying to micro-manage every little detail of their private lives.

What's next? Is Bloomberg gonna pull a Singapore and ban chewing gum, too?

Or how about banning ''dirty thoughts?'' That could be a real windfall for the prison industry system.

The really hilarious realization in all this is that banning large sodas won't make a bit of difference in the city's obesity problem. A year from now '-- or five '-- you're going to have even more cases of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

And why is that? Because most of these diseases are caused by nutrient deficiencies. Banning diet soda does nothing to get people more vitamin D, selenium, zinc or magnesium '-- the things that help prevent chronic degenerative disease. Diabetics, in particular, usually lack chromium, magnesium and vitamin D.

Banning people from buying large sodas does not magically make people take up exercise or consume fresh fruits and vegetables. You can't legislate people to want to be healthy, especially when half the people writing and passing these laws are obese, cancer-ridden desk jockeys in desperate need of a colon cleanse.

Look, society is SICK. Disease is rampant. The food supply is toxic. People are eating themselves to death with GMO, HFCS, MSG, aspartame and more. But that's mostly because huge food corporations dominate the legislation process and the poisons they put into the foods never get questioned.

Mayor Bloomberg doesn't question aspartame, MSG or GMO. Neither did Michelle Obama with her newly-release grocery shopping guide. There's never any real talk about the real poisons in your food. Instead, it's just this watered-down nanny state mish-mash of pure political bunk.

I don't drink soda, but that's because I'm an intelligent person who doesn't wish to poison my body with phosphoric acid and mercury-laced HFCS. I don't need some silly government mandate to tell me that soda is poison. That should be obvious to anyone with half a brain.

I also don't smoke marijuana, don't eat bacon and don't drink coffee. But again, that's my choice. I don't believe any one group of people has the right to tell another group of people what they can eat, drink or smoke. So why do we bow down, lick boots and surrender our freedoms over these things to the government?

Folks, if you live in NYC, you need to leave anyway. Not due to Bloomberg's silly nanny state initiatives, but because the city will become a death zone in the coming economic collapse. NYC is the absolutely last place you want to be when it all comes down.

Maybe Bloomberg should just ban financial collapses, huh? That's the ticket!

Source: Natural News

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Photos: TSA Checkpoint At Mitt Romney Political Event

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Image shows TSA screener checking inside baseball cap

Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comThursday, September 13, 2012

Photos sent to us via email show TSA screeners rifling through personal possessions at a Mitt Romney political event, including one ludicrous image of a TSA officer checking inside a baseball cap, illustrating again how the federal agency has expanded not only outside of the airport but outside of transportation entirely.

''I was at a Romney event to specifically see if TSA would be there. Here are the pictures,'' writes an Alex Jones Show listener.

It's unclear whether the attendees to the event were forced to undergo a pat down or take off their shoes, but hats were certainly liable for inspection.

The female TSA officer is presumably checking to see if any miniature Al-Qaeda terrorists are lurking inside this suspicious looking red baseball cap.

The TSA has been very busy in recent weeks, placing its agents at events and functions that have nothing whatsoever to do with transportation, emphasizing how the federal agency has stepped way beyond its mandate and become a literal occupying army of uniformed goons.

The TSA inspected personal items and conducted pat downs at both the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Following the conclusion of the RNC, Ron Paul and his family were detained and interrogated by TSA agents as TSA officials ludicrously insinuated that Paul, his family and his campaign staff could be a threat to Mitt Romney, who ''might be nearby.''

TSA workers were also present at a recent Paul Ryan political event in The Villages, Florida, where the screeners conducted invasive bag searches as well as pat downs.

Last year, the TSA was responsible for over 9,000 checkpoints across the United States, a number set to increase thanks to the agency's bloated budget and its expansion beyond anything vaguely related to transportation.

Since its inception in the US after 9/11, the TSA has grown in size exponentially. The agency was slammed in a recent congressional report for wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on security theatre.

The TSA also recently came under scrutiny for a bizarre new policy where screeners check travelers' drinks for explosives even though the drinks are purchased inside the airport after travelers have already passed through security.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

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SATURDAY ESSAY: Why the TPP is another step on the road to privatising Government.

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:34

A secret trade agreement is designed to prolong trade secrets, not free trade. It has the capacity to operate above national laws, and use flimsy excuses to snuff out local competition. The Slog investigates the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

What are we to make of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Until recently it has been little more than a fringe blogosphere libertarian bogey-man: perhaps just another whacknut conspiracy theory, perhaps something vaguely mysterious like Common Purpose'...or perhaps just a trade agreement, and nothing more. The original goals, for example, seem benign enough:

'The goal of the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is to create a platform for economic integration across the Asia Pacific region. The countries participating in the negotiations of the TPP intend to design a high qualilty, inclusive agreement that lays the foundations for economic growth, the development and generation of employment in the member countries, and that in turn become the basis for the future Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (FTAAP).'

But in recent months '' peaking in the last few weeks '' concerns about TPP (and disturbingly facile defences of it) have begun to appear here and there in the MSM. I think there are a number of reasons for this:

First, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei and Singapore were the early start-up nations involved. Somehow, it seems impossibe to build a world domination conspiracy theory around New Zealand, outside of the game of Rugby. There, the Kiwis are definitely plotting to have a team by 2020 that will defeat any and all opposition simply by sitting on them. But a pernicious trade agreement designed to control the citizenry? Not really.

But then an odd thing happened in September 2008. Right at the end of the Bush term, the United States suddenly announced it would enter negotiations to join the TPP. That's like Wayne Rooney joining Dorchester Town: it evokes the obvious question, why?

It was the big question Barack Obama asked as he entered the Oval Office. He had, after all, made a campaign promise to do away with the sort of crony capitalism that besmirched the Bush era. He was clearly suspicious of the TPP plans. And then suddenly, he was all for it. Just as he was innately suspicious of the banks, and then left them well alone.

Second, there's nothing more likely to fertilise the soil of a conspiracy theory like obsessive secrecy. So far, Trans-Pacific Partnership talks have taken place behind closed doors, and no draft texts have been formally released. This includes draft texts on key provisions such as foreign investment and financial services that were initiallywritten in 2008 and reportedly serve as the basis for current negotiations. Or do they? Nobody seems to know'....but the suspicion is that the original goals have been perverted by corporate America lobbying for its 'neocon' ideals.

Multinational companies use the Soviet approach to syntax spotted early on by George Orwell. They talk about deregulation and freedom, but the result somehow tends to be a position above the law, and a licence to keep out competition.

That leads us to the third problem some folks have with the TPP '' and here the gripes are much more specific. Fine, there is still the American Left putting out announcements like this one:

'Civil society organizations will be holding a ''TPP: Out of the Shadows! Rally for Good Jobs, Affordable Medicine and a Healthy Environment'' at 3:00pm on Sunday, September 9 outside the Lansdowne Resort to demonstrate public opposition to business-as-usual trade policy and to make basic demands of negotiators regarding labor rights, the environment, access to medicine, financial regulations and other social and economic justice issues '-- including, especially, transparent public policymaking.'

I'm always wary of that kind of huffery-puffery, because it reads like Oliver Stone & Michael Moore Go Plot Hunting. Much as I enjoy their movies, the hypotheses they raise hardly ever bear a lot of investigation. And yes, I admit it, I'm never sure about organisations that casually stick in the word 'environment' to ensure a high level of self-sanctification.

But these days, even those of us in the agnostic tendency are taking such things more seriously. We have seen entire global constructs like the Gold market and the Libor rate criminally manipulated to secretly bail out sovereigns and banks, stock markets and multinationals. And of course, we have drilled down into the GCHQ-style gangsterism of Newscorp. More to the point, however, we have also watched as their creatures '' the legislators and the police '' have taken the corporate shilling and effected the cover-up.

Digital rights, for example '' the fight for one-speed, neutral and universally affordable internet access '' seemed to be one of those occasions when the Forces of Good had triumphed. But then the big boys like Verizon started shelling out megamoney on Congressional lobbying , and before too long the Murdoch-promoted idea of an Establishment internet elite was hiding its goals behind prissy copyright principles.

I first blogged about 'net neutrality' just over two years ago, when Google reneged on various promises and signed a 'stitch-out' two-speed internet deal with Verizon. The effect of my post outside the thinking blogosphere was about -5 on the Richter scale: I put together two pieces for the MSM, and both were rejected. ''You're exaggerating,'' said one editor, ''None of my readers will know what you're on about''. Wasn't that the original reason for'...oh never mind.

In the US, however, the outcry was big enough for the Federal Control Commission (FCC) to step in and water down the duopoly. Almost two years ago, the FCC adopted a 'neutrality lite' in its ''Open Internet'' order. That order is still under legal and lobbyist attack from Verizon, which argues that it exceeds the agency's authority; but as with many things half-cocked and too little too late governmental, it has been greeted with scepticism not only by Verizon, but also by the net neutrality supporters at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). EFF leaders have warned that the FCC's argument is a ''trojan horse'' that could be used down the road to justify unilateral FCC regulation of topics such as online indecency or even piracy.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in fact is pretty good at what it does '' ie, fight controlling neocons without getting too aux barricades about it. Its website rightly points out that from the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers'....but there are plenty of men in Black Hats who would like to keep that Right entirely to themselves.

That resonates hugely with my feelings, having bored loyal Sloggers for years about just how important the internet could be as a mass and immediate expression of peaceful unrest among the governed: as a Channel Four anchor-person once memorably remarked, ''The internet is for opposition''. It should be, but too much of the time it is naked and unregulated sell. What the Verizons of this world would like is for the internet to be regulated tell.

It's this sort of 'let's regulate all those who want to stop us being deregulated' bollocks that has the same opponents of creeping internet control worried in 2012 about the TPP.

The nine partners now in the body have a combined GDP of more than $17 trillion. If, as seems likely, Canada and Mexico join, that will grow to around $2o.5 trillion. But in Canada, Citizens' organizations and public advocacy groups generally oppose the deal. ''It's really a trade agreement for the one per cent and their corporate interests,'' said Maude Barlow, the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians.

Is it? What does the evidence suggest?

Well, since the advent of America into the mix, much stronger provisions on intellectual property (copyright, patent protection and so forth) have begun to dominate the discussions. This is, as always, the No Man's Land where communitarian and libertarian groups point out just how easy it is for such clauses to morph into protectionism, whereas global neocon business argues that it protects the individual creator of something. Rupert Murdoch delivers this argument at every available opportunity, omitting to mention that the intellectual property on all staff hacks in Newscorp resides with the company, not the individual. He also talks a good game about freedom of the press, and the reader's right to see Prince Harry naked, omitting to mention that those readers had already seen the photos free, on the open internet he so hates.

The impossibility of stopping Asian outfits from producing knock-offs of famous brands and ignoring copyrights is a very real problem for Western businesses. Nobody is denying that: but drill down into some of the proposals being pushed within TPP, and it sometimes feels like what global corporates are after is a broadening of the definition of 'copyright' '' not the prosecution of breach of copyright. I find that worrying, because it raises doubts about the motives of those doing the pushing.

One area of great suspicion concerns those paragons of virtuous above the table dealing, the pharmaceutical companies. Having invested years in hugely expensive research and endless regulation committees, they quite understandably want to maximise their ROI by having long periods before coming out of copyright and facing generic competition using that formulation. But leaked TPP papers proposing a wholesale alteration of such intellectual (media) and copyright property standards (pharmcos) have fuelled fears that the agreement would lead to Newscorp's legal low-life getting sites taken down, and longer monopolisation of drug production keeping prices at an unaffordable level for many sufferers.

It does smack of bottom lines, shareholders, paywalls and news police. Add this to an Establishment internet duopoly, and it smacks of malign protectionism '' and the active control of free speech. Recognising this, in May this year US Democratic Senator Ron Wyden introduced legislation specifically designed to force the Black Dude in the White House to open up on the TPP detail. Although Wyden serves as the Chairman of the United States Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, he has been largely left uninformed about all the TPP talks. Multinational corporations expected to profit through the proposals, however, have been in and out of the Oval Office in a steady stream.

It's at this point that even old cynics like me start to smell a rat. Over the last fortnight I've been digging and phoning, emailing and wondering. As a result of that, here's a real TPP lulu that I am assured is part of what US corporates want to be a conerstone of the group's modus operandi: that multinational and/or foreign businesses will be granted rights to sue local competition for copyright/formulation/design etc theft even if the sovereign State's laws forbid such actions.

I think we can all see where that's going: the further dilution of Equality before the Law, enabling globalist bullies to snuff out local competition. Just imagine what such a 'fast-track' legal facility could do if armed with an extended definition of copyright infringement: coporate lawyers would have a coach and four through it before you could say Pottersville.

Having cottoned on to these unplanned mechanisms that seem to have arrived with the candidature of the US, the Kiwis are getting somewhat restive. Opposition parties are at last calling on the Government to pull out of international trade talks on TPP, despite assurances that New Zealand isn't going to sign away sovereign rights. All we europhobes will read that and smile. But the latest leaked documents from the TPP negotiations appear to confirm that states that sign up to the deal could be sued by foreign investors over unfavourable laws.

NZ First leader Winston Peters says the TPP negotiations must be put on hold. ''The Government must withdraw from the next meeting on July 2 and launch a select committee inquiry so all New Zealanders can see the full proposal and comment on it,'' he says, adding, ''If it just blunders ahead and signs up to the agreement it will throw our whole law making process into turmoil.''However, since Tim Groser's attempt to calm the neurotic nerves of those with nothing to worry about, one heavy-hitting neocon chap has scored an own goal. A spokesman for Philip Morris told TVNZ's Q+Aprogramme last Sunday that the Government's law for plain packaging of tobacco ''will breach intellectual property treaties and trade treaties''.In short, as part of the unlimited rights granted to us by ourselves within the TPP, we will sue the arse off your poxy Government if it tries to stop us flogging cancer sticks to the very stupid.

What we may well be seeing here is just another stage of the ongoing process by which power leaks out of Sovereign governments and heads elsewhere'....into unelected assemblies, multinational boardrooms, tax havens, banks, media combines, private health companies, and internet service providers. The sell involved in this is a very powerful one: if you don't want to wind up chronically ill, broke, spied upon and rendered insolvent by legal action, do as we say '' not as we do.I think it might be time for The Slog to start a dedicated TPP page.Like this:Be the first to like this.

NDAA

Journalist's Suit Against Indefinite Domestic Military Detention Wins In Federal Court

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Above: Former New York Times journalist Chris Hedges.

By Steven Rosenfeld:

A federal judge permanently threw out a key part of the National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday as part of a lawsuit brought by journalist Chris Hedges and others who claimed that they could be held in indefinite military detention because they interviewed suspected terrorists.

According to a report by Charlie Savage in The New York Times, ''Judge Katherine B. Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a permanent injunction barring the government from relying on the defense authorization law to hold people in indefinite military detention on suspicion that they ''substantially supported'' Al Qaeda or its allies '-- at least if they had no connection to the Sept. 11 attacks.''

Savage noted that the injunction''a major civil liberties victory''came as the U.S. House voted to extend parts of anotehr federal law for five years that allow warrentless wiretaps. Taken together, he said the actions show how the domestic debate on anti-terror policies is far from settled. Writing about the court order, Savage said:

''The new statute went beyond covering the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks to also cover people who were part of or substantially supported Al Qaeda, the Taliban or associated forces engaged in hostilities against the United States or its allies. Its enactment was controversial in part because lawmakers did not specify what conduct could lead to someone's being detained, and because it was silent about whether the statute extended to American citizens and others arrested on United States soil.

''It was challenged by Chris Hedges, a journalist who interacts with terrorists as part of his reporting, and by several prominent supporters of WikiLeaks. They argued that its existence chilled their constitutional rights by creating a basis to fear that the government might seek to detain them under it by declaring that their activities made them supporters of an enemy group.''

Progressive civil liberty advocates praised the ruling.

Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, said in a press release, ''Judge Forrest's decision enjoining the NDAA's detention provisions is a rare example of our system of checks & balances actually working. Other courts should heed this important example and, like Judge Forrest, do their jobs and closely scrutinize overreaching laws and executive abuses to defend constitutional rights.''

Marjorie Cohn, Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former president of the National Lawyers Guild, said in the same release, ''Just as the House voted to extend the FISA Amendments Act, that strengthens the government's ability to spy on us, a federal judge permanently blocked enforcement of the section of the National Defense Authorization Act that permits indefinite detention'... Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled that the provision is 'unconstitutionally overbroad' because it 'purports to encompass protected First Amendment activities,' and it also violates the Fifth Amendment. This is an example of the judicial branch fulfilling its constitutional duty to check and balance overreaching by the other branches of government.''

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NDAA Case: Obama Admin. Argues Indefinite Detention Injunction Does 'Irreparable Harm'

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Posted by Alcyone_Featured_, PoliticsSaturday, September 15th, 2012By Michael McAuliff

(Huffington Post) WASHINGTON '-- Lawyers for the Obama administration are arguing that the United States will be irreparably harmed if it has to abide by a judge's ruling that it can no longer hold terrorism suspects indefinitely without trial in military custody.

The lawyers made the argument on Friday in seeking a stay of the ruling, issuedearlier this week by Judge Katherine Forrest in the Southern District of New York.

Forrest had ruled on behalf of a group of journalists and activists who said they feared the government could grab them under section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. That section affirms the administration's right to detain any ''person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces,'' including U.S. citizens.

Forrest found that the definitions of ''substantially supported'' and ''associated forces'' were so vague that a reporter or activist could not be sure they would not be covered under the provision if they worked with a group deemed to be associated with terrorists, or perhaps circulated the message of an associated individual by printing an interview.

The judged ruled that such a circumstance violated the First Amendment right to free speech, as well as the Fifth Amendment right to due process that holds that a person must be able to understand what actions would break the law.

Forrest also argued that in passing the law, Congress had dramatically expanded the categories of people that can be detained, although the legislation itself and the administration asserted that the provision was doing nothing more than reasserting the White House's authority originally granted under the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force that lawmakers passed after the 9/11 attacks.

Friday, in a stay request signed by New York's Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery and Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson, the government argued that the injunction was an ''unprecedented'' trespass on power of the president and the legislature that by its very nature was doing irreparable harm.

The request also argued that the injuction places an undue burden on military commanders in a time of war while the plaintiffs '-- among them pulitzer-prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges and noted left-wing academic Noam Chomsky '-- had no reasonable fear of ever being detained ''in the foreseeable future.''

''The Court's injunction against application of section 1021 'in any manner, as to any person,' '... combined with its mistaken view that section 1021 goes beyond reaffirming the authority contained in the AUMF, could impose entirely unjustified burdens on military officials worldwide, complicating the ability to carry out an armed conflict authorized by Congress in the public interest,'' the stay request says.

''Given the absence of any risk of impending harm to plaintiffs, the serious injury to the government and the public interest in the invalidation of a statute enacted by public representatives, and the possible effect on an ongoing armed conflict and the Executive's prerogatives in military affairs, a stay is necessary,'' it concludes.

The request is seeking both an immediate temporary stay so that the matter can be argued, and a permanent one lasting until higher courts resolve the case, which the administration announced Thursday it would appeal. A hearing was set for Wednesday next week. Forrest denied the short-term stay, so the law cannot currently be used.

A lawyer for the plaintiffs, Bruce Afran, noted that the government's lawyers told Judge Forrest during arguments after she issued her first temporary injunction in May that they did not know if the administration was using the detention provision. If the government is now arguing that stopping the practice would cause irreparable harm, it shows the administration was indeed using the law and violating the injunction, Afran said.

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Trading Scheme Close to Collapse http://t.co/FNiFNmhn '...

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By 2020, countries that are signatory to the Kyoto protocol will have accumulated more than 17 billion tonnes of surplus emission reduction permits, a new study shows. This enormous surplus not only drives the carbon price close to zero, but also jeapordises the chances of reaching a new global climate deal.

All eyes are now on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Doha which will start Nov. 26. World leaders are expected to come up with ways to save the coal market and to uphold the Kyoto protocol's environmental integrity.

Under the Kyoto protocol, signatory countries are allowed to emit a certain amount of greenhouse gases. If a country does not reach its emission limit, it is permitted to sell its surplus capacity under the form of Assigned Amount Units (AAUs). The AAU is an allowance to emit greenhouse gases comprising one metric tonne of carbon dioxide equivalents and can be bought and sold on the carbon market.

A new study by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon published Thursday showed that signatory countries will have accumulated more than 17 billion tonnes of surplus reduction permits by 2020. According to the report, the total surplus from the first Kyoto commitment period (2008-2012) already consists of 13.1 billion tonnes.

Russia, Ukraine and Poland are the largest surplus holders, followed by Romania, the UK and Germany.

The study also estimates that under the current rules, signatory countries will accumulate a surplus of 3.6 billion tonnes by 2020. If Australia and New Zealand then decide not to join the second Kyoto commitment period (2012-2016), the combined surplus would be as high as 17.2 billion tonnes.

"That is more than Europe would emit over the course of five years and more than double what China annually emits. The number is astronomically high," says Tomas Wyns, director of the Centre for Clean Air Policy Europe (CCAP Europe).

"This is partly because Kyoto uses 1990 as the reference year to which the level of emissions must be reduced. But just after 1990, economies in Central and Eastern Europe collapsed, which led to a downfall in industrial activity and emissions. This allowed these countries to stay under their emission limits and build up a surplus.

"At this moment the same thing is happening: we are in the midst of an economic crisis which again leads to lower emissions all around the world."

According to the report by the European Environmental Agency that was published a week ago, EU emissions in 2011 fell to 17.5 percent below the 1990 level. "That is only 2.5 percent away from our final 2020 Kyoto goal," Tomas Wyns tells IPS. "And given the economic projections we will probably reach the same percentage this year."

Although emissions are dropping worldwide, the build-up of surpluses is an enormous threat to the environmental integrity of the Kyoto protocol. "Of course dropping emissions is good news, but not in this case," says Wyns.

"The current development shows the Kyoto objectives for 2020 have not been ambitious enough. We need a structural reduction of emissions, based on climate policy. An economic crisis is not a policy measure."

According to the study by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, the 3.6 billion surplus projection by 2020 would be realised under business-as-usual conditions without the government taking any measures to reduce emissions. But most importantly, the enormous amount of surpluses causes the price of allowances to drop close to zero. At this moment, the price has already dropped to less than one euro per tonne.

"The supply is three magnitudes bigger than the demand," Anja Kollmuss, carbon market expert at the Brussels-based CDM Watch tells IPS. "When prices go that close to zero it could lead to a collapse of the market. The allowances are useless to the countries that own them because there is no one willing to buy them. The trade will come to a halt. It's hard to see how there could possibly be a market under these conditions."

During the preparatory climate negotiations in Bangkok last week, it became clear that the surplus owned by developed countries is one of the key issues to be resolved before countries can agree on a second commitment period for the Kyoto protocol.

At the meeting, the coalition of developing nations, the G-77 and China presented a proposal on how to restrict the gigantic surplus and save the market. They aligned themselves with the African Group, stating that this proposal reflected the view of 100 countries and over a billion people most vulnerable to climate change.

"The G-77 proposal states all countries can hold on to their emission allowances in the second period, but under the condition that they only be used to fulfill their own commitments," Anja Kollmuss tells IPS. "Countries with a surplus would not be able to sell them on the market any more, that would effectively stabilise the market."

The G-77 proposal goes further. "The developing nations asked all developing nations whose total emissions in 2012 will be lower than their 2020 goal to commit to stricter emission objectives in the second period," Tomas Wyns says. "They also proposed to delete all surplus allowances after 2020. That's the only way to safeguard the Kyoto protocol and the market."

At the final plenary in Bangkok on Sep. 5, only Russia remained in opposition to the proposal. The EU reacted with no position due to internal disagreement.

"Poland is disagreeing because they hold the largest surplus in the EU," Anja Kollmuss tells IPS. "The country thinks all allowances should be carried over, they are still hoping to sell them on the market. But most countries are realising that something needs to be done not just to save the market, but also to maintain a meaningful climate commitment."

The EU is expected to work out a common position next month. Negotiations between countries are now ongoing.

Zombies!

Doylestown zombie man charged in Poconos attack - Morning Call

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September 13, 2012|By Tracy Jordan, Of The Morning Call

A 20-year-old Doylestown-area man, found naked and bleeding in the Poconos last week, is facing assault charges after allegedly gnawing on the head of a Wayne County woman during a zombie-like attack akin to the "Causeway Cannibal" Miami police shot and killed in May.

State police in Honesdale said they used a stun gun on Richard Cimino Jr. early Friday after two women reported he was "screaming like an animal" and "began to gnaw" on one of their heads. The women, both of Hawley in Wayne County, managed to escape without serious injuries and call police.

State police found Cimino, of Buckingham Township, Bucks County, lying on a street in Hawley, a borough about 60 miles north of Allentown. Police said he was covered in blood from injuries he received after breaking into a vacant house and jumping out a second-floor window.

According to state police, Cimino acted delusional and confrontational and lunged at one of the troopers before another shot him with a stun gun.

A news release from state police:

The incident started about 4:30 a.m. when Cimino parked behind a house in the 600 block of Hudson Street and stripped to his underpants, leaving his clothing in a grass field at the end of the dead-end street. He then tried to break into the house, but the resident awoke and chased him away.

Cimino then fled to an empty house in the next block, shedding his underwear along the way. He jumped out of a second-floor window and then approached two women walking on the street.

Cimino allegedly tackled one of the women to the ground, and she said Cimino "began to gnaw" at her head "while screaming like an animal," and she became covered in his blood.

In addition to lunging at a state trooper, state police allege Cimino also punched a paramedic in the face before he was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center-Scranton for his injuries.

Charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, indecent exposure, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, defiant trespass and burglary have been filed against Cimino, but court records show he had not been arraigned on the charges as of Thursday.

State police did not say if Cimino was under the influence of any substances during the incident.

The Miami Zombie, Rudy Eugene, chewed off 75 percent of a homeless man's face while on the MacArthur Causeway before police shot and killed him. Police initially believed Eugene may have been under the influence of bath salts. However, authorities have since said autopsy tests showed the previously diagnosed schizophrenic man had only marijuana in his system and have linked the Memorial Day weekend attack to a cannabis-induced psychosis.

Pennsylvania has outlawed bath salts and synthetic marijuana '-- two hallucinogenic substances that were being widely sold at gas stations and convenience stores.

Bank$ters

Money laundering: JP Morgan in the frame for Venezuelan drugs link

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 22:17

Moral Tone's employers face difficult questions about Venezuelan drug monies

Those slightly dense British politicians convinced that American attacks on our banks involved in drug-money laundering were motivated by envy may be in for a few jolts in the next few weeks, I hear. The first of these comes in the shape of US regulators being on the verge of filing such charges against that most un-British of banks (save for the presence of Tony Blair) JP Morgan.

While the extent of the inquiry taking place into JPM is for the moment vague, I'm told the liabilities could be gigantic. Morgan has already gone public to say it expects 'heightened scrutiny' of its compliance with laundry regulations. But I understad that, in turn, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is about to confirm it will examine Morgan activities and failures in detecting the use of its bank to render grubby drug money clean.

This new investigation does not, apparently, involve Colombia, but rather Venezuela. Although the Venezuelan government has trumpeted one major blow after another against drug traffickers, recent investigations suggest that the claims are exaggerated. And poor diplomatic relations with President Hugo Chvez of Venezuela, mean that the reach of American drug agents is limited in the region.

In September 2011, Barack Obama signed a memorandum designating Venezuela as a country that failed to meet international obligations to fight drug trafficking. He cited a federal report that concluded that the country was ''one of the preferred trafficking routes out of South America'' and had a ''generally permissive and corrupt environment.''

Earlier this year, British bank HSBC set aside $700 million to cover investigations that could result in one of the biggest ever fines. A U.S. Senate report criticized a ''pervasively polluted'' culture at the bank, its panel examining transactions tied to Mexico, Iran, the Cayman Islands and Saudi Arabia. And last month, New York's banking regulator reached a $340 million settlement with British bank Standard Chartered after the regulator investigated transactions tied to Iran.

Both events were attacked by London Mayor Boris Johnson and British Chancellor George Osborne. How we Brits wish the gobby end of the Conservative Party would engage brain before tongue.

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Ben Bernanke "We're Going To Be Providing Accommodation According To How The Economy Evolves"

Bernanke: 'The Only Reason That The Unemployment Rate Dropped Last Month Was That Workers Are Giving Up'

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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 03:46

Reporter:

"Are you concerned about the shrinking labor force and what does that tell us about the labor market and the economy?"

The Bernank:

"The unemployment decline last month was more than 100% accounted for by declines in participation."

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Captain Obvious on jobs at today's presser.

"The unemployment rate came down last month because participation fell, and that's not necessarily a sign of improvement."

Quantitative Easing Explained

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Nukes

Halliburton misplaces mystery radioactive device - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

Somewhere in West Texas is a 7-inch radioactive cylinder that Halliburton would like to find. Anyone who comes across it is advised to keep their distance.

The oil field services company lost track of the device, which is used to assess potential sites for hydraulic fracturing, last Tuesday while trying to transport it from Pecos to a well site near Odessa 130 miles away. A special unit of the Texas National Guard has now stepped in to aid Halliburton in a search for the cylinder, according to Bloomberg.

PedoBear

TSA Screener Busted for Child Pornography

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 20:58

A Transportation Security Administration employee was arrested on 25 counts of possessing child pornography, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

TSA screener Andrew Smeal, 39, was being held at the Broward County Main Jail on $50,000 bond Thursday night, according to online BSO records.

Smeal appeared in bond court before Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley earlier in the day. It was not known whether he has an attorney.

"Once we did the interviews of the residents we found that the computers that were actually trading child pornography over the Internet,'' BSO Det. Giuseppe Weller said.

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Vaccine$

Note from Knight Noah's Dad

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descent into the man made hell that they call autism. on Sept 13th, 2007

my son received his 12

month MMR shot, got a 104 degree fever and he has never recovered. I'm

not sure of your take on the vaccine -

autism connection but given your well deserved tirades against Gardasil

and the

vaccine machine, i assume you might understand the sordid world of vaccine

"science" and one sided litigation.

For those not in the know. The US Dept of Health and Human Services ALONE

approves (FDA), promotes

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or killed by vaccines, pharmaceutical

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not easy to win in the vaccine court, but even given that, they have still

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neurological

disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 persons. My son has iatrogenic

vaccine-induced acute ecephalopathy caused by

autoimmune inflamation and gastrointestinal disease. 1 in 88 kids now

have this "rare"

disorder. Per the CDC's own stats, 43%

of American kids are chronically ill with autoimmune dysfunction/disease.

Our childhood mortality rate is 34th in the

world - behind such luminaries as Cuba and Croatia. Anyone think these

are good stats for the

wealthiest country in human history?!

In the mean time, the human drones that run HHS march out

their standard meme - "the studies have been done and there is no link

between vaccines and autism". BullCRAP! THEIR studies have been

done, by THEIR large special interest partners, on THEIR terms. There are

dozens of studies implicating

vaccines and autism or autistic like behaviors. Hell, permanent brain

damage is

even listed on the vaccines information statements as a possible side

effect of

the MMR. Further, in the ONLY study comparing vaccinated versus unvaccinated

kids (hep B versus non hep B), the vaccinated boys were roughly 9x more

likely

to receive special education services by the time they were 9 years old.

Their

science doesn't add up and one by one, parents are starting to wake up and

the

elites are none to happy!

So in memory of that fateful day and in honor of your

anniversary as well, I ask that you knight my son Noah Goes (i've donated

$200

before so I am now over $1,000). He is 6

years old now and every day, he amazes us with his amazing spirit and

strength. He is recovering from his

brain damage and has made amazing strides. Our team of physicians,

therapists and teachers believe he may even be

in a mainstream school some day. So, to

my amazing boy, my kick ass, mamma bear, warrior wife, LJ, and to our two

other

amazing human resources, please give us a big ass Shut up slave! And to

the Julie Gerberding, Kathy Sebelius,

Tom Insel, Paul Offit, Seth Minookin, Anderson Pooper, Bill (population

control) Gates and the rest of the pharma-pawns, a hardy DOUCHE BAG!!!

Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer's.

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Could the active ingredient in marijuana, responsible for its characteristic "high," help turn the tide against the accelerating Alzheimer's epidemic?

A remarkable study published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology in 2006, found that this long vilified plant contains a compound with not one, but two therapeutic properties ideal for addressing both the surface symptom (memory problems) and root cause (brain plaque) of Alzheimer's disease.[i] This is an ironic finding, considering that the prevailing stereotype is that using marijuana "fries" the brain, leading to debilitating memory issues.

Researchers discovered that the psychoactive component of marijuana, Î--9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), both "competitively inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) as well as prevents AChE-induced amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) aggregation."

On the first account, THC's ability to inhibit the AChE enzyme, is not unlike the mechanism of action behind most Alzheimer's drugs on the market today. Drugs like donepezil (trade name Aricept), for instance, by targeting and inhibiting the brain enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE), result in an increase in brain levels of this neurotransmitter, which in turn, results in symptom reduction, i.e. improved memory. Donepezil, however, is riddled with controversy due its well-known association with seizures, which likely reflects its intrinsic neurotoxicity. It is, in fact, a chemical in the same general chemical class as venom, insecticides and chemical war agents, such as nerve gas.

On the second account, THC's ability to prevent the acetylcholinesterase-associated amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) aggregation, i.e. brain plaque, indicates that it may, as the researchers noted, "directly impact Alzheimer's disease pathology." In fact, they found "Compared to currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, THC is a considerably superior inhibitor of Aβ aggregation, and this study provides a previously unrecognized molecular mechanism through which cannabinoid molecules may directly impact the progression of this debilitating disease."

What is so encouraging about this research, and which the researchers described as "noteworthy," is the following:

THC is a considerably more effective inhibitor of AChE-induced Aβ deposition than the approved drugs for Alzheimer's disease treatment, donepezil and tacrine, which reduced Aβ aggregation by only 22% and 7%, respectively, at twice the concentration used in our studies.7 Therefore, AChE inhibitors such as THC and its analogues may provide an improved therapeutic for Alzheimer's disease, augmenting acetylcholine levels by preventing neurotransmitter degradation and reducing Aβ aggregation, thereby simultaneously treating both the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer's disease.

THC, of course, is only one of a wide range of cannabinoids in the plant marijuana. Not only is there already plentiful information on the neuroprotective properties of marijuana compounds, but there is also a sizeable body of clinical and/or biomedical research indicating the medicinal value of this plant in over 150 health conditions. To view this research visit our Medical Marijuana Research page.

[i] Lisa M Eubanks, Claude J Rogers, Albert E Beuscher, George F Koob, Arthur J Olson, Tobin J Dickerson, Kim D Janda . A molecular link between the active component of marijuana and Alzheimer's disease pathology. Mol Pharm. 2006 Nov-Dec;3(6):773-7. PMID: 17140265

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.

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Electromagnetic Event: Magnetic Pole Shift Could Be In Progress

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Global Apocalypse Linked To French Alps Family Massacre

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Global Apocalypse Linked To French Alps Family Massacre

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A chilling Federal Security Services (FSB) reporton the 6 September massacre of British-Iraqi scientist Saad Al-Hilli and hisfamily near Chevaline in the Haute-Savoiedepartment of the Rh´ne-Alpesregion of eastern France (bordering both Switzerland and Italy) circulating inthe Kremlin today warns that these killings are ''substantially linked'' to a potentially imminent global apocalypse.

According to this report, Saad Al-Hilli [photowith death vehicle 2nd left], his dentist wife Iqbal, his Swedish-Iraqimother-in-law Suhaila, and Frenchcyclist Sylvain Mollier were allexecuted with two bullets to the head from a single weapon indentifiedby French police as a 7.65mm sub-machinegun they said probably was aCzech-made Skorpion vz.61.

Surviving this massacre, this report continues, were Al-Hilli's twodaughters, seven-year-old Zaina (Zainab), who was savagelybeaten and shot in the shoulder, and four-year-old Zeena who survivedunharmed by hiding for hours under the legs of her dead mother. Western newsmedia reports state that Zaina, who was awakened from a medically-induced comathis Sunday past, wasreturned to the UK yesterday.

As a topresearch scientist with Surrey Satellites Technology Limited (SSTL), this report says, Al-Hilli was putunder surveillance by Britain's SpecialBranch police forces in 2003 after the outbreak of war in Iraq, and as,also, confirmed by Philip Murphy, a neighbour of Al-Hilli in Claygate, Surrey, whowasquoted as saying these internal UK spies used his driveway during the warto monitor Hilli's house, but which Whitehall sources denied to the GuardianNews Service saying there was no sign of a UK intelligence service interest inHilli: ''Hewasn't on their radar.''

This FSB report, however, states that Al-Hilli was, indeed, under surveillanceby elements of the British Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) up to thefinal moments of this shocking massacre, one of whose agents, indentified as formerRAF officer Brett Martin, wasthe first person to alert French authorities and stated that while he wason his daily cycle from his nearby holiday home, he first saw the Al-Hilli's seven-year-olddaughter Zaina ''stumblingaround and moaning''.

A man named only as Philippe D bythe French press said he and two friends were driving up the isolated Alpinetrack when they met Martin cycling down the hill. Speaking for the first timeto France's Le Parisien newspaper, Philippe said: ''Hetried to explain to me in broken French that something had happened further upthe road''and then lead Philippe and his friends to the small woodlandparking area where Saad al-Hilli, 50, wife Iqbal, 47, her mother Suhaila, 74,and French cyclist Sylvain Mollier, 45, were all shot dead.

To why Al-Hilli and his family fledfrom Britain without notice to anyone, this report continues, was his planningon getting to Moscow to with secret documents he had taken from his employerSSTL he described to his ''contact'' asbeing ''the most damaging for our worldanyone has ever seen''.

Important to note, this report says,is that the ''contact'' being used byAl-Hilli to secret himself and his family to Moscow, where they would be protected, wasnot a member of any Russian intelligence service, but was a ''known'' intermediary who had worked withKremlin officers in the past.

This FSB account is, apparently,supported by two Dutch tourists staying at the campsite Al-Hilli and his familywere, also, in and who said: ''Wewere told they planned to stay all week but they left suddenly after two days.The father left the site in his car alone four or five times each day. He wentout for 20 or 30 minutes each time. The first time we thought he was going tothe shops but it was very odd to go out so often.''The Dutch pair addedthat although nobody visited the family, they did notice an unusually smartlydressed man at the campsite who appeared ''tocome from the Balkans.''

In describing the massacre itself, this FSB report states that Al-Hilli'svehicle was stopped by an unknown number of gunman who then dragged his seven-year-olddaughter Zaina from it and began beating her while demanding information fromAl Hilli on the whereabouts of the secret documents he had in his possession.Once that information was obtained, this report continues, Zaina was thrown tothe ground and shot with the bullet missing her head by mere millimeters andwounding her in the shoulder, after which the remaining victims were summarilyexecuted, including the French cyclist who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Interesting to note are reports in the British press stating that Al-Hilli'shome in Claygate had to be searchedby an Army bomb squad before it could be entered into by the police, butwho officials said afterwards nothing had been found.

To the secret information Al-Hilli was attempting to get to Moscow, this FSBreport says, was directly related to the research he did for SirMartin Sweeting, the Executive Chairman and founder of SSTL, who pioneeredthe concept of rapid-response, low-cost and highly-capable small satellites utilizingmodern terrestrial COTS devices to ''changethe economics of space''.

SSTL scientists, including Al-Hilli, working with their counterparts at NationalOceanography Centre, Southampton, and the University of Sannio, Italy, in2009 successfully exploited signals of opportunity from GPS satellites tomeasure the directional roughness of the sea surface from space, and even moreimportantly, this FSB report says, were able to gauge the speed of how fast ourEarth's poles were moving.

So important was this breakthrough that this past week (12 September) the AmericanInstitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Systems award forthe Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) was given toSSTL and Sir Martin Sweeting for ''being anunprecedented example of international cooperation in the application of spacesystems to the mitigation of human suffering.''

Most critical to note, however, this FSB report warns, is that data gainedfrom SSTL's disaster monitoring multi-satellite system was used by the US toalter the dramatic shifting of our Earth's poles, and as we can read, in part,from one report in this happening:

''TheNOAA National Geophysical Data Center has updated (revised '' massaged) theirmagnetic north pole-shift positional data and has projected the location of thepole through 2015. The pole shift, if you will, continues to race along in thesame direction since it dramatically accelerated back in the mid 1990'²s. But'...

NOAAmade some significant and apparently linear changes to the pole location datagoing back to the years 2001 through 2010. The most noticeable result of thechanges that they made was an overall linear slow down of the shift during thepast decade, although still currently high at 30 miles per year. They haveprojected positional data through 2015 and have slowed the pace of movementeach subsequent year from 30 miles (2012) to 24 miles (2015).

Noapparent reason for the change was listed. A 10 year change nonetheless! Giventhe fact that they suddenly changed their previously posted data of theprevious decade to indicate a slower pole-shift progression, they are now ableto project a slowing trend through 2015. If it were not for changing their owndata, they would not have been able to project this trend through 2015. It is beginningto look like the USGS, who when they change their earthquake magnitude numbers,they always (95% of the time) revise them downward. The revisions made arealways in a 'less alarming' direction.''

To what the exact contents of the secret documents Al-Hilli had in hispossession were this report does not speculate on, other than to note that theywere of such proportion to not only have this honored scientist sacrifice hisand his families life to release them to the world, and, also, of such fear tothe West they cared not whom they killed to protect them, even little children.

September 15, 2012 (C) EU and US all rights reserved.Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition itis linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensedunder CC-BY and GFDL.

[Ed. Note: Western governments and theirintelligence services actively campaign against the information found in thesereports so as not to alarm their citizens about the many catastrophic Earthchanges and events to come, a stance that the Sisters of Sorcha Faalstrongly disagrees with in believing that it is every human beings right toknow the truth. Due to our missionsconflicts with that of those governments, the responses of their 'agents'against us has been a longstanding misinformation/misdirection campaign designedto discredit and which is addressed in the report ''Who Is SorchaFaal?''.]

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Weekly Address: Carrying on the Work of Our Fallen Heroes

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President Obama speaks about the tragic loss of four of our fellow Americans who were serving in our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. These Americans represented the best of our country; without people like them, we could not sustain our freedoms or security, or provide the leadership that the entire world depends on. During this time of turmoil in many different countries, the President makes it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths, but as Commander in Chief, he will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans and will ensure that those who attack our people find no escape from justice.

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Day of demos due in Spain and Portugal over further budget cuts

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Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards from all walks of life are to due to gather in the capital Madrid in a mass march against government austerity measures.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy continues to deny that his country will request a full- blown bailout as he prepares a further round of budget cuts.

Ignacio Fernandez Toxo is the leader of the CCOO trade union:

''If there is a massive response to our call to march from the Spanish people, which is what I hope, we will demand a referendum on these austerity measures and cuts. That way we can avoid being ruled by the markets.''

Madrid is under real pressure to help its faltering regions and avoid civil disorder. Further falls in house prices are adding to the insecurity.

Neighbours Portugal are in similar straits and anti-austerity protests have taken place in Porto and more are due in the capital Lisbon and 25 towns and cities across the country over the weekend.

Opposition Socialists are threatening to end the cross-party agreement on the EU/IMF loan unless the government scraps the recently announced across the board tax hikes.

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230 arrested in Antwerp riot (video)

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