Switzerland votes in favour of greater surveillance!

•September 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/25/switzerland-votes-in-favour-of-greater-surveillance

Swiss voters have approved a new surveillance law, after the government argued that security services needed enhanced powers in an increasingly volatile world.

The proposed law won 65.5% support, final results on Sunday showed.

Switzerland’s police and intelligence agencies have had limited investigative tools compared with other developed countries. Phone tapping and email surveillance were previously banned, regardless of circumstance.

The government insisted it was not aiming to set up a vast data-gathering apparatus, similar to the one developed by the US National Security Agency that came into the public eye in part through the revelations of former contractor Edward Snowden.

“This is not generalised surveillance,” Yannick Buttet, the Christian Democratic party vice president, told public broadcaster RTS as results were coming in. “It’s letting the intelligence services do their job.”

The Swiss defence minister, Guy Parmelin, said Switzerland was “leaving the basement and coming up to the ground floor by international standards”.

Parmelin insisted the Swiss system was not comparable “to the United States or other major powers” that have struggled to find the right balance between privacy and security. Phone or electronic surveillance of a suspect will only be triggered with approval by a federal court, the defence ministry and the cabinet, according to the law.

Bern has said these measures would be used only a dozen times a year to monitor only the highest-priority suspects, especially those implicated in terrorism-related cases.

The law was approved by parliament in 2015, but an alliance of opponents, including the Socialist and Green parties, commanded enough signatures to force Sunday’s referendum. The poll was part of Switzerland’s direct democracy system, in which votes are held on a wide range of national issues four times a year and even more frequently at regional and municipal levels.

Just 43% of voters took part in Sunday’s poll, a slightly lower mark than recent referendums when flashpoint issues such as immigration were on the ballot.

Overshadowing the vote was a scandal dating back to 1989 and the dying days of the cold war, when Swiss citizens learned that the security services had opened files on 900,000 individuals, detailing their political and trade union affiliations. The revelations sparked outrage in a country where people fiercely guard their privacy and led to significant curbs on police intelligence measures.

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they did this voluntarily..by voting..please completely invade my life and monitor every single thing i do!

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why do civilians do this to themselves?..the media is the answer..

“Just 43% of voters took part in Sunday’s poll, a slightly lower mark than recent referendums when flashpoint issues such as immigration were on the ballot.”

not very well supported but thats a choice..

as we have said in an another post today..under the guise of fighting terrorism..

“This is not generalised surveillance,” Yannick Buttet, the Christian Democratic party vice president, told public broadcaster RTS as results were coming in. “It’s letting the intelligence services do their job.”

no..its general surveillance..

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INCORPORATED trailer

•September 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

2074. Governments have fallen and corporations have taken control. A good life requires the right identity. Which one will you choose?

A man attempts to thwart a giant corporation that seems to have unlimited power.

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a look at the future?

or is this now and we dont recognise it?

the technocracy is alive and well imo..

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Hungary bomb attack “was planned execution”

•September 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/hungary-bomb-attack-was-planned-execution/news-story/0ec78a6700e509a9f539ac3430cbc532

An explosion in Budapest that seriously injured two police officers was caused by a homemade, shrapnel-laden device intended to kill the pair, according to Hungarian authorities.

Detectives have launched a manhunt and opened an attempted murder inquiry following the incident late on Saturday, Hungarian police chief Karoly Papp told a press conference.

“Our police officers were the targets of the attack. I consider it as an attack on the whole Hungarian police force — it was aimed at executing them,” he said.

The officers were on a foot patrol in the Hungarian capital when they were targeted with explosives, Papp added, without giving further details.

Papp did not comment on any possible terrorist link but said that “seven possible versions” of what happened were being considered.

The bomb was a homemade device packed with shrapnel, he added. Papp described the suspect as a man aged between 20 and 25-years-old, 1.70 metres tall, thought to have been wearing a light-coloured fishing hat, blue jeans and white trainers.

A 23-year-old female policewoman suffered life-threatening injuries due to the blast while her 26-year-old male colleague was also seriously injured, Papp said.

Their conditions have since stabilised, he added.

The blast occurred at 10:36pm local time (5.36am AEST) at a street-level shop on a major thoroughfare in the Hungarian capital.

Reports on the public M1 news channel said security cameras had recorded a bag being left at the scene by an unidentified man shortly before the blast.

Initial witness accounts said the large blast sounded like a gas explosion, although Hungary’s rescue agency said there was no fire following the blast.

Bystanders posted pictures on social media of nails scattered across the scene. The explosion, which was heard across central Budapest, blew out the ground floor shopfront and damaged nearby buildings and cars.

“There was a big explosion, I saw lots of smoke, and the window of the hostel I was staying in nearby was smashed,” an American tourist told M1.

Police forensic personnel combed the area for clues through Sunday, while officers carried out door-to-door inquiries.

Hungary’s national security parliamentary committee will meet Monday to discuss the blast, its chairperson told Hungary’s MTI new agency.

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hungary see some nasty action now..the leader of hungary has been saying some very anti-eu statements lately..1 + 1 = 2?

“Our police officers were the targets of the attack. I consider it as an attack on the whole Hungarian police force — it was aimed at executing them,” he said.”

a domestic or international act?

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Obama-era surveillance worse than Stasi says Oliver Stone

•September 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Oliver Stone at the Beijing international film festival

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-era-surveillance-worse-stasi-says-oliver-stone-143717554.html

US film director Oliver Stone on Thursday accused President Barack Obama’s administration of implementing a surveillance system worse than that of the feared Stasi secret police in East Germany.

Speaking at the San Sebastian film festival in northern Spain, where he presented his film “Snowden,” Stone said many in the US had grown disillusioned with a president they once saw as “a man of great integrity.”

“On the contrary, Obama has doubled down on the (George W.) Bush administration policies,” said Stone, whose latest movie is a biographical political thriller about Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who revealed a vast US surveillance programme in 2013.

Obama “has created… the most massive global security surveillance state that’s ever been seen, way beyond East Germany’s Stasi, way beyond that.”

“In the name of one thing — terrorism — to change all the rules is not a marginal response, it’s an extreme response,” he told reporters.

“Let’s beware of fascists and tyrants who tell us ‘we are going to protect you’. I don’t want that.”

This is far from the first time that Stone has dabbled in politics, having directed “Platoon” about the Vietnam War, “JFK” and “Nixon” among a host of other films.

He insisted “there was no agenda” behind the release of his latest movie just weeks ahead of US elections, but said he hoped Obama would pardon Snowden, who currently lives in Russia after escaping his homeland.

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i agree..

“Obama “has created… the most massive global security surveillance state that’s ever been seen, way beyond East Germany’s Stasi, way beyond that.”

the obama legacy..

“In the name of one thing — terrorism — to change all the rules is not a marginal response, it’s an extreme response,” he told reporters.”

under the guise of fighting terrorism..you lose freedom..

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Trump to Netanyahu: I would recognize undivided Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

•September 27, 2016 • 1 Comment

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http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/126276-160925-netanyahu-to-meet-clinton-trump-ahead-of-first-presidential-debate

During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that if elected, the United States would recognize an undivided Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.

The eighty-minute meeting was held in the business mogul’s eponymous towers in downtown Manhattan. Netanyahu is set to meet with Democratic presidential nominee Clinton at around 6:00 pm EST (2200 GMT).

During the meeting, Trump reportedly told Netanyahu that, if elected, “a Trump administration will finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel,” his campaign said in a statement.

The two also discussed “at length Israel’s successful experience with a security fence”. Trump has made building a wall along the US-Mexico border a signature campaign promise.

Other topics discussed included “the nuclear deal with Iran, the battle against ISIS and many other regional security concerns.”

The Trump statement said he promised Netanyahu that the United States would provide Israel with “extraordinary strategic, technological and military cooperation” if he is elected.

Netanyahu thanked Trump for his support of Israel and presented the nation’s positions on regional issues as well as its efforts towards achieving peace and stability in the Middle East, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, as well as Jared Kushner, Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, also attended the closed-door meeting.

Kushner, for whom Trump’s daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism, has come out in defense of the controversial White House hopeful who has been accused by critics of bigotry, racism, and anti-Semitism.

Trump and Clinton, who are neck-and-neck in the polls after months of vigorous campaigning, are preparing to square off on Monday night in their first televised debate ahead of the November 8th elections.

Sources within Netanyahu’s delegation explained that the Prime Minister is meeting each candidate at their location of choice in acknowledgement of their preparations.

Netanyahu has so far avoided meeting with either candidate, having been accused in 2012 of interfering in US politics by hosting Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Jerusalem just three months before the vote but reports indicate the meetings materialized with a phone call between Trump’s aides and Netanyahu’s advisers.

“The prime minister’s instruction was clear – if we meet with one side, we must also meet with the other side,” a senior official said. “We are following the number of meetings to make sure that one side doesn’t get more meetings than the other.”

Netanyahu held a cordial meeting with incumbent President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UNGA on Wednesday, during which he thanked the United States for a $38 billion military aid deal signed last week.

Both Clinton and Trump met separately on Tuesday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, who is also in New York attending the annual UN summit. The meeting was Trump’s first with a Muslim leader.

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all must go and see the master for the blessing..hillary came after:

Netanyahu Holds Closed Door Meeting With Clinton, Trump Ahead Of First Debate

“During the meeting, Trump reportedly told Netanyahu that, if elected, “a Trump administration will finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel,” his campaign said in a statement.”

#VoteForNobody

and watch this debate to see the global media form a narrative and meme as quickly as they can to dump all over their non preferred candidate..

it doesnt matter who wins..you get the same result at the top..

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UN fears third leg of the global financial crisis with epic debt defaults

•September 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/09/21/un-fears-third-leg-of-the-global-financial-crisis-with-epic-debt/

The third leg of the world’s intractable depression is yet to come. If trade economists at the United Nations are right, the next traumatic episode may entail the greatest debt jubilee in history. It may also prove to be the definitive crisis of globalized capitalism, the demise of the liberal free-market orthodoxies promoted for almost forty years by the Bretton Woods institutions, the OECD, and the Davos fraternity. “Alarm bells have been ringing over the explosion of corporate debt levels in emerging economies, which now exceed $25 trillion. Damaging deflationary spirals cannot be ruled out,” said the annual report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

We know already that the poisonous side-effect of zero rates and quantitative easing in the US, Europe, and Japan was to flood developing nations with cheap credit, upsetting their internal chemistry and drawing them into a snare. What is less understood is just how destructive this has been. Much of the money was wasted, skewed towards “highly cyclical and rent-based sectors of limited strategic importance for catching up,” it said. Worse yet, these countries have imported the deformities of western finance before they are ready to cope with the consequences. This has undermined what UNCTAD calls the “profit-investment nexus” that ultimately drives growth and prosperity. The extraordinary result is that some countries are slipping backwards, victims of “premature deindustrialisation”.

Many of them have fallen further behind the rich world than they were in 1980 despite opening up their economies and following the global policy script diligently. The middle income trap closed in on Latin America and the non-oil states of the Middle East a long time ago, but now it is beginning to close in such countries as Malaysia and Thailand, and in some respects China. “The benefits of a rushed integration into international financial markets post-2008 are fast evaporating,” it said. Yet the suffocating liabilities built up over the QE years remain.

UNCTAD says corporate debt in emerging markets has risen from 57pc to 104pc of GDP since the end of 2008, and much of this may have to written off unless there is a world policy revolution. “If the global economy were to slow down more sharply, a significant share of developing-country debt incurred since 2008 could become unpayable and exert considerable pressure on the financial system,” it said. “There remains a risk of deflationary spirals in which capital flight, currency devaluations and collapsing asset prices would stymie growth and shrink government revenues. As capital begins to flow out, there is now a real danger of entering a third phase of the financial crisis which began in the US housing market in late 2007 before spreading to the European bond market,” it said.

These are deeply-disturbing assertions. The combined US subprime and ‘Alt-A’ property exposure before the Lehman crisis was just $2 trillion, and Greece’s debts were trivial. What UNCTAD is talking about is an order of magnitude larger. Views differ on whether the emerging market bloc is really out of the woods. UNCTAD says capital outflows reached $656bn last year after the US Federal Reserve turned off the liquidity spigot, and a further $185bn left in the first quarter of this year.

While there has been a respite over recent months thanks to the Fed’s retreat, UNCTAD fears that the underlying rot is pervasive. We are left with a world in a state of leaderless policy inertia, unable to escape slow suffocation. Trade is stagnant. Deflation is still knocking at the door a full seven-and-a-half years into the economic cycle, even with the monetary pedal pushed to the floor. The next downturn will test this regime to destruction.

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the third leg?..what happened to the second?

“Alarm bells have been ringing over the explosion of corporate debt levels in emerging economies, which now exceed $25 trillion. Damaging deflationary spirals cannot be ruled out,”

thats what xxx has been saying for a while now..

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Images 25/9/16

•September 26, 2016 • 9 Comments

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#truth

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hey..its a small flashlight eh? because its so dark..🙂

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significant article by ziggy..admission of american involvement with the failed coup..but was it designed to fail anyway?

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the network..explained in the link below..a few familiar (((names))) in there..

http://www.bilderberg.org/bis.htm#Quigley

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kardashian white noise..one eye..

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aidan turner..irish actor..

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frank ocean..now a total puppet..

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logo for new company algorithmia..google them..

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click to enlarge..its like the image up the top..another network peppered with the usual suspects..the left leaning media..the right leaning media would look similar but with different actors..”if they dont like what we are doing we dont get funded”..

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#LookInYourOwnBackyard #priorities

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