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The news below is no less important because of the TTIP ‘explosion’. TTIP news, however, will appear in a separate post. I found some of it quite surprising. . . ~J
We enter the Balsamic Moon phase today, the time of the lunar cycle where we release anything that has developed over the past month that we do not want to carry forward into the next month.
Balsamic Moon phase is the time of the cycle of the Sun and Moon when intuition is highest and Spirit is closest. It is the time of stepping back and letting a divine hand direct the course.
. . . We are clearing the “field of our experience” now during the Balsamic phase in preparation for the New Moon in Taurus on Friday (May 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm ET/7:30 pm UT). Today, our wise owl feathers are muffled against any cold winds or storms that may blow today. We are safe and warm in the sanctuary of the Sabians.
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RT- OpEdge: ‘Our economic system is designed to fail’ – Ron Paul . . . This is not what I hoped to hear Ron say, but it’s an interesting read as , among other things, he compares his ideas with those of Bernie Sanders. (I hoped he’d say this chaos is leading us into what the NWO hopes will be a deeper form of slavery — as they offer us an ‘out’ from the chaos, but he didn’t say it — not yet, anyway.)
A New Digital Cash System Was Just Unveiled At A Secret Meeting For Bankers In New York, by Michael Snyder
Last month, a “secret meeting” that involved more than 100 executives from some of the biggest financial institutions in the United States was held in New York City. During this “secret meeting“, a company known as “Chain” unveiled a technology that transforms U.S. dollars into “pure digital assets”. Reportedly, there were representatives from Nasdaq, Citigroup, Visa, Fidelity, Fiserv and Pfizer in the room, and Chain also claims to be partnering with Capital One, State Street, and First Data. This “revolutionary” technology is intended to completely change the way that we use money, and it would represent a major step toward a cashless society. But if this new digital cash system is going to be so good for society, why was it unveiled during a secret meeting for Wall Street bankers? Is there something more going on here than we are being told?
For anyone concerned that $800 billion in student loans over the last decade simply won’t be enough debt burden for millennials to carry, worry no more, a solution has been found.
The last thing Democrats want to contend with just a week before the 2016 presidential election is an outcry over double-digit insurance hikes as millions of Americans begin signing up for Obamacare. But that looks increasingly likely as health plans socked by Obamacare losses look to regain their financial footing by raising rates.
Unfortunately, we who should have known better failed to guard against such a future. The world is disintegrating on every front – politically, environmentally, morally – and for the next generation, the future does not look promising. The following bits of wisdom, gleaned from a lifetime of standing up to injustice and speaking truth to power, will hopefully help them survive the perils of the journey that awaits…
Last week the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring women to register with Selective Service. This means that if Congress ever brings back the draft, women will be forcibly sent to war. Some proponents of a military draft justify it as “payback” for the freedom the government provides its citizens. Those who make this argument are embracing the collectivist premise that since our rights come from government, the government can take away those rights whether it suits their purposes. Thus supporters of the draft are turning their backs on the Declaration of Independence.
As of today, we now have three consecutive quarters of tightening lending standards. In fact, based on the latest survey, net lending standards tightened even more than during Q4 as shown in the chart below, and are now the tightest on net since the financial crisis. Needless to say, if a recession and a default cycle has always followed two quarters of tighter lending conditions, three quarters does not make it better.
As the make-or-break Indiana primary looms for the GOP establishment, Ted Cruz suffered a develishly-dismal day. First, as Gallup reports, Cruz’s favorability has utterly collapsed in the last few days (blame Carly?) with 45% unfavorable to 39% favorable (a negative spread for the first time in his campaign). But it got worse, as not only does trump hold a commanding 15-point lead in Indiana, but the latest Rasmussen survey shows Trump (41%) ahead of Hillary (39%) for the first time as The Donald is now doing twice as well among Democrats as Clinton does among Republicans.
Cancer-struck workers at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in California have been denied state compensation in order to keep the danger posed by the nuclear site to nearby residential areas out of the public eye, a former employee told RT.
UPDATE: WAL MART !!! Caught RED HANDED Conspiracy Becomes Reality I have no idea if this is true, but it would not surprise me. It is suggested if you are short on time that you skip to about the 36-minute mark.
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. . . In the US, the propaganda is so concentrated a large proportion of the populace is still asleep. The lunatic campaign to vaccinate everybody with poisons—presented as a medical miracle—is still working against the dumbed-down masses, who would buy a donkey if it was labeled a Cadillac.
The BRICS nations have an opportunity here. Reject this medical/chemical/biotech cartel. In the process, they would strike a blow against the most dangerous and powerful Globalist-backed corporations in the world—the primary beneficiaries of treaties like the TPP and TTIP.
Treat the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control like crazy criminals and front men for the med cartel, because that’s what they are. Stop buying their fake science and fake studies. Their whole operation is corrupt from top to bottom.
A curious report has recently been published by Breitbart. It shows that an ever increasing number of Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) operatives trained by US instructor is defecting to the Taliban. The report notes that over the last 10 years Washington has spent a total of 70 billion of American taxpayers’ dollars to train ANSF. One of such deserters confined that the skills which he received in training with American instructors proved to be extremely useful to him, since he’s now able to share his newly acquired knowledge with Taliban fighters to earn his living.
France is tired of the suffering caused by needless, baseless sanctions imposed on Russia. So, French parliamentarians have just approved a resolution not to renew sanctions on Russia. Meanwhile, A number of EU states, including Greece, will support the removal of the anti-Russian sanctions at a June EU summit. And as for Germany, some experts suggest the Germans simply ignored the sanctions all along. Here’s a latest look at the idiocy of economic suicide the so-called “west” heaped on Europe.
!!!!! RT: Cessation of hostilities in Aleppo to be announced in coming hours – Lavrov . . . I think this is a strange move, manipulated by the West, which was likely getting beaten . . . but let’s wait for analysis . . .
A cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be announced in the coming hours, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday after talks with UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.
Lavrov added that the US and Russian militaries are currently holding talks on the Aleppo ceasefire.
“I hope that in the coming hours such an agreement will be announced,” the minister said after the meeting in Moscow.
According to UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura, the stalled Syria peace talks could be resumed if an Aleppo ceasefire is agreed. He added that there is now a possibility to relaunch the ceasefire by extending local truces.
“I have a feeling and a hope that we can relaunch this,” De Mistura said. “We all hope that … in a few hours we can relaunch the cessation of hostilities. If we can do this, we will be back on the right track.”
Foreign-backed militants shell a hospital and several neighborhoods in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing dozens of people and injuring many others.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced the seizure of around $2 billion in frozen assets recently authorized by a US court ruling as “highway robbery,” vowing that the Islamic Republic will retrieve the sum anyway.
“It is a theft. Huge theft. It is highway robbery. And believe you me, we will get it back,” Zarif told The New Yorker magazine in an interview published on April 25.