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גילוי, ארכיבאות, והפצת מידע על התעללות בציבור על ידי ממשלות ותאגידים בימי הביניים הדיגיטליים
2015-11-11 Cold War 2.0 - gas pipelines... ================== Did Someone Try To Sabotage Russia's North Stream Gas Pipeline With An Underwater Drone
An unmanned military underwater vehicle rigged with explosives was
spotted on the seabed in the vicinity of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in
the Baltics on Friday, Swedish media report. The device is expected to
be disarmed on November 9. An abandoned expendable remotely-operated mine clearance underwater vehicle allegedly with explosives onboard has been detected in multinational waters of the Baltic Sea by the Swedish Navy, Svenska Daglabet reports.
The discovery was made during a routine check of the Nord Stream
pipeline. Since it was discovered in the Swedish economic zone, north of
the island of Gotland, the Nord Stream pipeline operator immediately
notified the Swedish military. The type of ROV (remote operated
vehicle) found near Gotland is typically used to disarm big unremovable
munitions found on seabed, as the drone is blown up along with the
dangerous object. The national identity of the drone has not been
verified so far, as many countries use UUVs of a similar construction,
2015-11-11 US: Fed controlled by the Banksters... ====================== Why Hank Paulson Is Laughing: 4 Of 5 Regional Fed Voters In 2017 Will Be Ex-Goldman Tyler Durden's picture Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/10/2015 15:41 -0500 Spin revolving door, spin.
At a certain level, the staffing of government agencies, regulators,
and other public sector bodies with former Wall Streeters and various
bulge bracket bigwigs has become so ubiquitous that it’s hardly even
Still, it’s worth paying attention to the dynamic because
losing track of who’s really running things is a bad idea if you want to
understand why it always seems like regulatory outcomes are never
commensurate with the crime and if you think monetary policy and all
types of other high level decisions regarding the economy are conducted
at the behest of those who are ultimately beholden to the bankers.
Case in point: Less than two months ago, Harvard professor Robert S.
Kaplan who until 2006 was vice chairman of none other than Goldman Sachs
replaced Richard Fisher at the Dallas Fed and amusingly, Fisher went on
to become an “advisor” for Barclays.
Well, with the appointment
of Neel Kashkari to the Presidency of the Minneapolis branch of the
Eccles cabal, we get just the latest example of what amounts to
egregious regulatory capture. Here’s The New York Times attempting to be
polite about it:
Mr. Kashkari is the third new president of a
regional reserve bank named this year, and all three of the men
previously worked at Goldman Sachs. The Philadelphia Fed in March
appointed Patrick Harker, a former Goldman trustee, as its new
president. The Dallas Fed in August selected Robert Kaplan, a former
Goldman vice chairman.
Yes, "all three previously worked at Goldman Sachs."
As of course did the second most powerful central banker on the
planet... and as did the Treasury Secretary that, with the help of
Kashkari, engineered Wall Street's bailout in 2008...
2015-11-11 US: Univ of MO - deranged nation... ================== Mob-Violence-Inciting University Of Missouri Media Professor Resigns Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/11/2015 - 08:46
A victory for common-sense? Who knows anymore. But following the
disgusting debacle on Mizzou's campus yesterday, Melissa Click - the
media professor who incited mob violence against a reporter who was
doing his job - has reportedly resigned. As NYTimes reports, Click noted
in a statement, "I regret the language and strategies I used," which we
suspect, roughly translated, means "I regret being caught bullying a
reporter." The university seems to be distancing itself from Click,
noting that her position was a "courtesy appointment."
2015-11-11 Words of wisdom, applicable to our felonious age... ========
"People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather
than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual
myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the
privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may
seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right." John Kenneth Galbraith, Age of Uncertainty
“Misdeeds, once exposed, have no refuge but in audacity. And they have
accomplices in those who are fearful in their complicity.” Tacitus, Annals
2015-11-11 PORTUGAL v BANKSTERS... ====== "Democracy" is a nice concept, until it gets in the way of the banksters... ___________________ "No QE For You!": ECB May Cut "Lifeline" To Portugal After Socialists Overthrow Government Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/11/2015 - 09:35
In what sounds like the plot of a McCarthy-era propaganda spy novel,
the Socialists and Communists have overthrown the government in
Portugal. That means it's time for the troika to start pushing back
against the undesirables by threatening the country with financial ruin.
Just call it "tough love."
2015-11-11 US: Deranged??? ================= US Defense Secretary Threatens Russia and China
By Patrick Martin
November 10, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - "WSWS" - US Defense
Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a pointed warning of future wars
Saturday in an address to a forum at the Reagan Library in southern
California. The reckless and provocative character of the Pentagon
chief’s speech is underscored by the targets of his saber-rattling:
Russia, with the world’s second largest stockpile of nuclear weapons,
and China with the third. .... Giving only brief mention of the
ongoing US wars in Afghanistan and against Islamic State in Iraq and
Syria (ISIS), Carter said he wanted “to focus my remarks this afternoon
on another kind of innovation for the future, which is how we’re
responding to Russia, one source of today’s turbulence, and China’s
rise, which is driving a transition in the Asia-Pacific.” ...
The defense secretary claimed that both Russia and China, in different
ways, were challenging the foundations of international order laid down
by successive US administrations throughout the period since the end of
World War II. “The principles that serve as that order’s foundation,” he
said, “including peaceful resolution of disputes, freedom from
coercion, respect for state sovereignty, freedom of navigation and
overflight–are not abstractions, nor are they subject to the whims of
any one country.” ... According to Carter, “Russia appears
intent to play spoiler by flouting these principles and the
international community. Meanwhile, China is a rising power, and growing
more ambitious in its objectives and capabilities.” ... After denouncing Russia for “violating sovereignty in Ukraine and Georgia”... ...
Carter raised the danger of what he called “Moscow’s nuclear
saber-rattling,” which he said “raises questions about Russia’s leaders’
commitment to strategic stability, their respect for norms against the
use of nuclear weapons, and whether they respect the profound caution
nuclear-age leaders showed with regard to the brandishing of nuclear
Carter used this nonexistent danger to justify the vast
US expansion of its own nuclear arsenal, by far the world’s largest, in
an Obama administration initiative now estimated to cost more than $300
He then hinted enthusiastically at the potential of new
weapons for use against Russia, including “new unmanned systems, a new
long-range bomber, and innovation in technologies like the
electromagnetic railgun, lasers, and new systems for electronic warfare,
space and cyberspace, including a few surprising ones that I really
can’t describe here.”
The defense secretary reiterated the US
commitment to Article V of the NATO charter, which requires an all-out
war by NATO in the event of a conflict between Russia and one of the
Baltic states, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, each ruled by rabidly
anti-Russian cliques and with large Russian-speaking minorities. Few
citizens of the United States—or Britain or Germany, for that
matter—realize that their governments are committed to war with a
nuclear-armed Russia in the event of a border clash with Estonia.
2015-11-11 PALESTINE: Routines of the occupation... ==================== New Sheriff in Gush Etzion (near Hebron) ______
A settler stopped Palestinians, who came to harvest their own olive
grove, and were accompanied by Israeli Human Rights activists and by IDF
security detail (olive harvest is routinely the scene of settlers'
violence). He claimed he was the "New Sheriff", acted violently against
those who photographed the incident, and stopped even IDF soldiers from
entering the Palestinians's olive grove... The entire incident lasted about 10 minutes. No information regarding any enforcement action against the settler...
"יש שריף חדש בגוש עציון - כך לפחות טען בתוקף מאבטח בהתנחלות נוקדים
שבגוש כלפי חקלאים פלסטינים ופעילי ארגון זכויות האדם "שומרי משפט", שהגיעו
לסייע לחקלאים במסיק הזיתים באזור. ה"שריף" לא הסתפק בכך, וגם עיכב חיילים
וקצין מהמנהל האזרחי שהתלוו למסיק על פי הנהלים. האירוע עצמו נמשך כעשר
דקות, במהלכן התעקש המאבטח שלא לתת לחקלאים הפלסטיניים או לחיילים להיכנס
לשטח המדובר, הנמצא בסמוך להתנחלות.
תחילה צעק המאבטח על הפעילים שצילמו ותיעדו את האירוע – ודרש מהם "להוריד
את המצלמה". בהמשך, הוא אף התקרב לאחד הפעילים שצילם אותו באופן מאיים.
נוסף על כך, דרש המאבטח מהפעילים כמה פעמים לזוז, זאת בכדי שיוכל לשוחח עם
קצין המנהל והחיילים".
2015-11-10 PALESTINE: Routines of the occupation... [video] צפו: מותה של סרוואת' שעראווי בת ה- 73 במחסום בחברון ============
Palestinian 73 yo Sarwath Shaarawi, grandma of 24, was shot to death a
couple of days ago at an IDF checkpoint in Hebron. According to Israeli
media she was "a terrorist", attempting to run over IDF soldiers,
alternatively - trying to stage a stabbing attack against the soldiers
with a knife. According to Israeli media, the video originated in an
IDF soldier, and investigation is under way to identify him and prosecute him. No intention to investigate the incident itself.
הסרטון המראה את מותה של סרוואת' שעראווי בת ה- 73 במחסום בחברון אינו
תואם את דיווחי התקשורת שניסתה לדרוס חיילים... מקורו של הסרטון ככל הנראה
בחייל צה"ל. ועל פי התקשורת תיפתח חקירה למציאתו והעמדתו לדין, אבל לא
שמענו על כל כוונה לחקור את האירוע עצמו.
2015-11-10 TPP - The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History ======= By Chris Hedges
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be another step in the global
capitalists' march to enslave us. Open, sustained revolt is our only
2015-11-10 Noam Chomsky: America's Empire of Chaos =========
US policies in the 20th century involved military and covert actions,
designed to gain power over local resources and local markets for US
corporations. In contrast, in the 21st century, with general decline
in global US influence, intervention is designed to spread chaos and
destroy other nations and their infrastructure. The reasons? Is it because the US has little to export today? Chomsky's explanation: When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
2015-11-10 UK: Following the US in drift to totalitrian systems ======================
Legislation will enshrine security services’ licence to hack, bug and
burgle their way across the web – with judicial oversight still to be
2015-11-09 US under the Greater Depression ========= Goldman Now Thinks "The Economy Might Start To Overheat Unless Growth Slows From The Current Pace" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/08/2015 - 21:19
Here comes Goldman, not two months after it said that the Fed should
think about easing, with what can only pass for Sunday evening humor
saying that 7 years to the day after it landed on the zero bound on
December 16, 2008, the Fed will hike because, "the economy might start
to overheat by late 2016/early 2017 unless growth slows from the current pace".
2015-11-09 US: Sat night entertainment =================== Photographer Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Video Of Trident Ballistic Missile Launch Tyler Durden's pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 11/08/2015 22:31 -0500
Earlier today, we reported that just after 9pm local time on Saturday
evening, a dramatic white light lit up not only all of California, but
stretches of Arizona and Nevada, in what was subsequently revealed to be
an unannounced launch of a Trident II (D5) missile from the Kentucky,
an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine situated off Point Mugu. But
while the entire internet was throttled under the weight of millions of
snapshots and short underexposed clips of the missile flight being
uploaded to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, one person captured the whole
event in its dramatic entirety on time-lapse photography.
person was Justin Majeczky, who was conducting time-lapse photography
above the Golden Gate bridge, when he noticed an unexpected object in
his viewfinder: an ICBM.
The result, first noted by Foxtrot
Alpha, is 3 minutes of breathtaking imagery that not only catches the
missile emerging from the horzion following its submarine launch, but
disappearing far off into the sky on its long voyage to the Marshall
2015-11-09 US under the Greater Depression ============= Krugman Doesn't Understand Why "Darkness Is Spreading Over Part Of Our Society" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/09/2015 - 08:27
"...middle-aged whites have lost the narrative of their lives. ...
while universal health care, higher minimum wages, aid to education, and
so on would do a lot to help Americans in trouble, I’m not sure whether
they’re enough to cure existential despair."