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Icelandic parliament rolls over, votes for EU membership

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Is this what the people of Iceland courageously brought down their government for? No. But it’s what they’re going to get once their IMF advisors are done with them. Iceland, being one of the smallest (and therefore most vulnerable) economies in the western world has gone through this transition rapidly but the same thing is happening here by degrees. The much-hyped ‘green shoots’ of recovery notwithstanding, the world economy has been staggered by central banks by design in order to create the economic pressures required to bind nations together for what we’re being told is our mutual economic security. The fraudulent war on terror enabled the institution of police state measures, the creeping regimentation of society, and an ongoing attack on individual rights. The economic crisis has enabled calls for a new international economic order and regional and global ‘governance’, and the central bankers are posing as our saviours. Disgusting. This is all happening right now, and the citizens of the world are sleepwalking into a high tech, micromanaged, taxed and tracked neo-fuedalist nightmare. The question for history is, will they lie down and take it? Please, do yourself a favour, take a moment, and just scan through the links at the end of this posting. The mainstream media can scoff and jeer about the notion of world government but it’s all there, it’s all out in the open.

Flashback: Iceland to be fast-tracked into the EU | Iceland’s government collapses | In Iceland, the heat is on | Police fire pepper spray at Iceland protesters | Icelanders storm central bank in protest | Iceland inflation soars to 17.1% | 5 injured during protest in Iceland over economic meltdown

The Associated Press
July 16, 2009

Iceland’s parliament voted to apply for membership of the European Union, opting to relinquish some of the crisis-hit country’s cherished independence in the name of economic stability.

Members of Iceland’s parliament, the Althingi, voted 33-28 to start membership talks with the EU. Two MPs abstained. The prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, wants to submit a membership application to the EU by the end of the month.

A final decision to join the 27-nation bloc would need approval by Icelanders in a referendum.

Iceland’s economy took a battering last year when the country’s banking sector and currency collapsed and the volcanic island became an early casualty of the global economic crisis. The disaster forced Icelanders to consider seeking the shelter, and restrictions, of membership in the EU and possibly the euro currency.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘CFR Tells Government What It Should Be Doing’

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

In case you are unfamiliar with the role of the CFR or similar elite thinktanks in steering the ship of state, the links below should get you up to speed. Especially this one.

Flashback: John Manley to ‘bridge divide’ between business and government as new CCCE chief | Flaherty appoints business leaders to economic advisory council | CFR-Brookings to Dominate Obama Strategy | John Manley, committed globalist, to chair Munk Centre’s School of International Studies | Obama, like McCain, surrounds himself with elite CFR, Brookings powerbrokers | History: How the US Government Was Overthrown In Three Easy Steps | New Canadian think-tank to study foreign relations, modelled after CFR

Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com
July 16, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s opening remarks during her speech to the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday will have done little to dampen accusations that the elitist CFR pulls the strings of the U.S. government.

Clinton effectively said that she was happy the CFR had created an outpost in Washington DC because it meant she did not have to travel as far to get her orders.

Here’s the full quote, according to the official transcript.

“I am delighted to be here in these new headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department.”

“We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.”

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UK: Did MI5 kill Dr David Kelly?

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

That’s just how MI5 rolls. Same with the rest of the disgusting global intelligence community: torture, deception, and assassinations.

Flashback: Dick Cheney ‘hid plans to kill al-Qaida operatives abroad’ | Revealed — the secret torture evidence MI5 tried to suppress | UK: As rumours swell that the government staged 7/7, victims’ relatives call for a proper inquiry | ‘If I didn’t confess to 7/7 bombings MI5 officers would rape my wife,’ claims torture victim | Whistleblower Who Linked “Taliban” Leader To US Intelligence Is Assassinated | How MI5 blackmails British Muslims | Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes ‘executive assassination ring’ that reported to Cheney | New book details Mossad false flag assassination attempt on Canadian passports | Former MI5 chief: UK Ministers ‘using fear of terror’ to restrict civil rights | Key Benazir Bhutto assassination witness shot dead| FBI Informant in British terror trial given immunity, proceedings raise question of what MI5 knew about 2005 London bombings| British ‘Terror Suspects’ Were in Contact With MI5

Sue Reid, The Daily Mail
July 16, 2009

Just another crazy conspiracy theory? But, amid claims he wrote tell-all book that vanished after his death, it’s one that refuses to go away

The day Dr David Kelly took a short walk to his death in the Oxfordshire countryside, an unopened letter lay on the desk of his book-lined study.

Sent from the heart of the British Government, the pages were marked ‘personal’ and threatened the world-renowned microbiologist with the sack if he ever publicly opened his mouth again.

The letter remained unopened for the seven days during the drama that would pitch Dr Kelly into the spotlight and end in his death at just 59.

No one has ever explained why the eminent scientist and UN weapons inspector did not open the letter, but everyone close to him is convinced he knew its contents.

It was designed to silence him because his Ministry of Defence bosses had discovered that not only was he secretly talking to journalists, but was also preparing to write an explosive book about his work.

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Latest TASER victim looked ‘scared’ as officer approached with knife

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

TASERs kill. Could we get around to admitting this sometime in the near future?

Flashback: Dziekanski’s death following Taser jolts no coincidence: expert | Dziekanski ‘would not have died’ if spared Taser, expert tells inquiry | Stun gun shock to head may cause seizures, doctors warn | Some tested Tasers fire stronger current than company says: CBC/Radio-Canada probe | Tasers pose risk to heart, MDs testify | Chicago study calls Taser’s safety claims into question | Officer injured in Taser demonstration

The Globe and Mail, Oliver Moore
July 16, 2009

Officer who tasered Howard Hyde says man tried to back away during booking; tells inquiry he didn’t know Hyde was mentally ill

Howard Hyde looked “scared” and tried to back away as police went to cut the drawstring on his shorts, recalled the officer who tasered the mentally ill man during a fracas that broke out seconds later.

The altercation at police headquarters erupted as officers were trying to book the Dartmouth man, who was arrested in November of 2007 for allegedly assaulting his wife. The 45-year-old musician, who was off his schizophrenia medication, was tasered repeatedly, stopped breathing and had to be revived in a hallway.

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Facebook violates privacy law: watchdog

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

You can read Jennifer Stoddart’s report here.

Flashback: Facebook’s Users Ask Who Owns Information | UK Security services want personal data from sites like Facebook | MI6 seeks recruits on Facebook | Behavioral Targeting: ‘It’s Only Going to Get Creepier’ | Facebook ‘violates privacy laws’ | With friends like these …

The Canadian Press
July 16, 2009

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy watchdog says Internet phenomenon Facebook breaches the law by keeping users’ personal information indefinitely — even after members close their accounts.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says the popular social networking site should hang on to the data only for as long as truly necessary.

In a report Thursday, Stoddart urged Facebook to remedy the problem, one of several serious privacy shortfalls she discovered.

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