Pam Martens and Russ Martens ~ Jamie Dimon Gets A Personal Call From The Prez; Seniors Get Garnished

“The next time President Obama considers delivering well wishes to a Wall Street big bank CEO, it might do him well to remember just who put the country in this lingering economic situation.” P Martens & R Martens

HandsSometimes we have to pinch ourselves to make sure we are not sleepwalking in a Dickensian dream. Earlier this week we heard Senator Elizabeth Warren tell a Senate Banking session how JPMorgan’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, got a $8.5 million raise after craftily negotiating away all of the bank’s crimes with the payment of billions in shareholders’ money. (Two of those crimes, by the way, were felony counts for aiding and abetting Bernie Madoff in his Ponzi scheme – also craftily settled under a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department, which effectively puts the bank on probation for two years.)

Last night, the Wall Street Journal informed the public that, apparently, none of this criminal activity at JPMorgan has dulled President Obama’s fondness for its CEO Jamie Dimon, who has recently been undergoing treatments for throat cancer.  The Journal reported: “During one of his earliest treatments, Mr. Dimon received a call on his cellphone from President Barack Obama, who wished him a healthy recovery, the bank confirmed.”

A President with a kind heart toward those experiencing health issues is, of course, a virtue. But it is more than likely that the President hasn’t similarly dialed up the victims of JPMorgan’s various and sundry wealth transfer assaults when they fall ill.

One day before the news of the President’s phone call to Dimon emerged, we learned from the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that some senior citizens are having their Social Security payments garnished over unpaid student loan debt, forcing them below the poverty threshold. Continue reading

Yan Interviews Gideon Levy – Haaretz [Audio + Transcript]

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Gideon Levi

We are happy to report that Mr. Gideon Levy was able to join us for a quick discussion regarding the situation in Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories. Mr. Levy is best known for his slightly divergent views on the situation with the Palestinian people in the occupied lands. “Not popular” is an understatement when it comes to describing how the people of Israel feel about his work… and yet he is a prominent journalist working for the Haaretz – the oldest daily newspaper in Israel; Mr. Levy is also very much sought-after for media interviews and lectures.

Wikipedia says about him : “Levy defines himself as a “patriotic Israeli”. He criticizes what he sees as Israeli society’s moral blindness to the effects of its acts of war and occupation. He has referred to the construction of settlements on private Palestinian land as “the most criminal enterprise in [Israel's] history.”

For further insight into Mr. Levy’s work Altsider recommends:

  1. BBC HARDtalk – Gideon Levy [Vid]
  2. Al Jazeera World – Going Against The Grain [Vid]

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Brandon Turbeville ~ Military Source: Troops On The Ground In Syria ‘Absolutely Crucial’ To Defeat ISIS

“Russia stated shortly after the plan was announced that “The US president has spoken directly about the possibility of strikes by the US armed forces against Isil positions in Syria without the consent of the legitimate government. This step, in the absence of a UN security council decision, would be an act of aggression, a gross violation of international law.”” – B Turbeville

As the threat of nuclear war hangs over the world as a result of NATO meddling in Ukraine, Russia has once again warned Washington against military aggression. This time, however, the warning comes in the context of the Syrian crisis where the United States and NATO are considering “targeted airstrikes” against what it claims would be ISIS fighters but what would actually be, almost assuredly, the forces of the secular Syrian government.

While the desire to strike Syria has publicly manifested itself on a number of occasions, Obama stated in his speech on September 10 that he reserves the right to direct airstrikes against Syria if he deems it necessary.

Although Obama also stated that the United States would not be committing ground troops, it should be remembered that Obama made the same claims about his policy in Iraq, a country that has seen 1,200 American troops re-deployed on its soil.

Thus, it comes as no surprise when rumblings of troop deployments to Syria begin to trickle out in the mainstream media, even in the form of comments from anonymous sources in the U.S. military.

For instance, a senior Air Force Commander recently told USA TODAY that U.S. boots will indeed be needed on the ground inside Syria to combat the Western-backed death squads. The commander stated that it is “absolutely crucial that pilots are talking to an American on the ground” who can provide on the ground assistance with identification of the targets. Continue reading

James Corbett ~ America “Attacking” The Terrrorists It Fostered [Video]

James Corbett appears on Press TV to discuss the new American-led coalition to attack ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq. He discusses the hypocrisy of a country that has actively helped to foster, train, equip and aid these terrorists presuming to then lead a military expedition against them.

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Jurriaan Maessen ~ Banks Warn: “Vote No For Scottish Independence, Or Be Damned”

“People who until very recently would vote no to independence without giving it another thought, are now reconsidering their position as the decisive date draws near. The Nay-people on their part are becoming increasingly desperate with the prospect of defeat looming. So you may expect an increase in horror-stories in the days to come, . . .” – J Maessen 

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As the race between aye- and naysayers intensifies in the run up to September 18, banks and politicians alike are resorting to increasingly desperate attempts to sway the Scottish vote in favor of the status quo.

One of the tactics employed by the Nay-campaign would make the whole Scottish independence issue entirely about good old “tory versus labour”-squabbling on the part of a disgruntled Scottish electorate, just to give the “effing Tories a kick”, as Cameron put it. Although a convincing case can be made for the proposition that party politics plays some role in the recent surge experienced by the Aye-campaign (a movement rather, as opposed to the Nay-people), it doesn’t entirely explain the soaring kinetics occurring of late.

In the last couple of weeks the No-campaign has been going out of its way to impress upon the Scottish people that a Yes-vote would cause catastrophe. Military “strategists” have threatened with the specter of war, hilariously claiming an independent Scotland will leave itself vulnerable to an invasion by a Russian fleet just waiting to waltz over Scotland’s unprotected shores. Others have tried to impress upon undecided voters that Ebola will ravage Edinburgh without the guarding hand of Westminster holding back the killer virus.

In the words of renegade Irish warrior Stephen in the prelude to the Battle of Stirling in Mel Gibson’s 1995 classic Braveheart: “The Almighty says this must be a fashionable fight. It’s drawn the finest people.” Indeed. In the last couple of days we’ve seen all kinds of dignitaries pleading, begging, sighing, growling and despairing in the face of possible defeat. Continue reading

Jon Rappoport ~ Bombshell: The Journal Pediatrics—Fraud, Brain Damage, Follow The Money

“What would it take for the US Dept. of Justice to start making arrests? Let’s see. If somebody at the CDC, in broad daylight, injected a child with a fatal poison and called it “protection,” and the child died on the spot? No, somehow, some way, the FBI would say, “Not enough evidence to prosecute.”” – J Rappoport

The hits keep coming in the CDC whistleblower scandal.

Sharyl Attkisson has interviewed a representative at Pediatrics, the journal that published the 2004 study CDC whistleblower William Thompson co-authored.

Thompson, as everybody now knows, admitted fraud in that study. Vital data were omitted. Data that would have indicted the MMR vaccine as a cause of autism.

But Pediatrics now officially refuses to retract the 2004 study it published.

Attkisson was unable to get a straight answer to the question, “Did you recently interview Thompson?”

From all indications, the journal didn’t talk to Thompson. They consulted, instead, the other co-authors, including DeStefano and Boyle, who are also major executives at the CDC, who are still lying and committing fraud. Continue reading

Elizabeth Renter ~ 6 Ingredients Sold In The U.S. But Banned In Other Countries

azodicarbonamide_BannedAdditiveWhen food-makers around the world make potentially dangerous and deadly foods, some governments ban them. In the U.S., that isn’t so. There are numerous foods that are available here that simply can’t be found outside of this country, and it’s not because we are more free. While some countries ban ingredients that cause things like cancer and organ failure—the U.S. doesn’t only allow them to be sold, but doesn’t warn consumers.

According to a book first profiled by BuzzFeed, “Rich Food, Poor Food,” these “Banned Bad Boys” of food are so dangerous, other countries even prescribe criminal penalties if they are found in foods. Here, however, they are abundant.

6 Ingredients Allowed in the U.S. While Banned in other Nations

1. Azodicarbonamide is one ingredient, found in frozen dinners, boxed pastas, bread, and packaged baked goods. This one is used to bleach flour and yoga mats (interesting multi-purposes). But, it’s also known to induce asthma and is banned in Australia, the U.K. and most European nations. Continue reading

Liberia’s Largest Newspaper: Ebola Manufactured By US And Western Pharmaceutical Companies

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Dr. Cyril E Broderick

The largest newspaper in Monrovia, Liberia, has published a report arguing that the United States Department of Defense and  Western pharmaceutical companies are responsible for bioengineering the Ebola virus (the US government owns the patent on the Ebola virus) and for injecting Africans with it through vaccinations.

Titled “Ebola, AIDS Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD? the article by Dr. Cyril Broderick, a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry,  appeared on the front page of the newspaper, ensuring a wide readership as the US government and UN prepare to scale up their Ebola activities in Liberia.

The article could play a key role in shaping the future of Ebola-hit Liberia by exposing the role of the US Department of Defense, pharmaceutical companies and other entities in the current Ebola outbreak.

Broderick makes a strong case for legal action to obtain redress and damages.

Although dismissed by controlled US media such as Breitbart as an wildly accusatory conspiracy theory, the report by Broderick contains convincing evidence suppressed by the mainstream media that the Ebola virus is a bioweapon, which has been put in circulation. Continue reading