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02-13-2013, 11:30 PM
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(02-13-2013 11:29 PM)superiordanes Wrote:  Great job cellar door, thanks

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02-14-2013, 09:59 AM
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Update:

1. Discreet papal campaign began before pope resignation

Pope Benedict may have shocked the world by announcing his resignation on Monday, but some cardinals apparently started maneuvering for the succession as long as two years ago. Papal elections are among the world's most mysterious, with no declared candidates and more bluffing than a high-stakes poker game. Benedict seems to have set the Roman rumor mill in motion back in 2010 when he told a German interviewer that he would consider resigning if he felt physically unable to continue.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/1...6V20130213

2. Monsanto takes home $23mln from small farmers, seeks to maintain 'seed oligarchy'

Seed giant Monsanto has won more than $23 million from hundreds of small farmers accused of replanting the company’s genetically engineered seeds. Now, another case is looming – and it could set a landmark precedent for the future of seed ownership.
The lawsuits concern Monsanto’s patent rights as the company strives to prevent farmers from replanting crops grown from the company’s seeds. It’s a concept that a study published on Tuesday – titled 'Seed Giants vs. US Farmers' – referred to as creating a “seed oligarchy.” In the report, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) said it discovered 142 patent infringement suits against 410 farmers and 56 small businesses in more than 27 states as of December 2012. The amount of money pocketed by Monsanto comes to a whopping $23 million. The study was co-produced by the Save our Seeds (SOS) campaign.

http://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-seeds-trial-bowman-123/

3. ECB Smacks Down Euro Again, Says EUR Strength Will Hurt Recovery In Crisis States

Just like yesterday, it was some anonymous Yen vigilante smacking down the USDJPY saying the initial G-7 statement was misinterpreted, so today it is the ECB's turn, which just smacked down the EUR royally, for the second time in a week following last week's Mario Draghi comments, when it said that: THE ECB IS WORRIED EURO STRENGTH WILL HURT RECOVERY IN CRISIS STATES. And just like yesterday the refutation came via shady pathways, i.e., an anonymous leak in D.C., so today, apparently the information comes from that venerable ECB conduit: Bild. What can one say - all is fair in central bank love and currency war.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-13...sis-states

4. Obama's latest stimulus plan: raise the minimum wage

President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage would help millions of working families struggling to make ends meet. The White House is also hoping it would help boost the sluggish U.S. economy. In his State of the Union address, the president pitched the idea as part of broad pledge “to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth — a rising, thriving middle class.”

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economyw...-1C8350755

5. Mhmm...Coca-Cola drinking 'linked to New Zealander's death'

Drinking large quantities of Coca-Cola was a "substantial factor" in the death of a 30-year-old woman in New Zealand, a coroner has said. Natasha Harris, who died three years ago after a cardiac arrest, drank up to 10 litres of the fizzy drink each day. This is twice the recommended safe limit of caffeine and more than 11 times the recommended sugar intake.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21423499

6. Jack Lew urges US to avoid spending cuts

The expected next US Treasury Secretary has urged the country's politicians not to allow automatic spending cuts to come into effect at the end of the month. Jack Lew, the White House Chief of Staff, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama. At his Senate hearing, Mr Lew said the $85bn (£55bn) in cuts imposed "self-inflicted wounds to the recovery".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21449873

7. Christopher Dorner's wallet found inside burned cabin, reports say

Forensic scientists still investigating charred remains found in Big Bear cabin where the ex-police officer made his last stand. Investigators have reportedly found Christopher Dorner's wallet beside charred human remains at the forest cabin where he made a last stand, giving California police some peace of mind as they prepared to bury their dead.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb...in-reports

8. Nancy Pelosi On San Francisco's Public Nudity Ban: 'We Have Our Standards'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) frequently defends “San Francisco values,” but she doesn’t consider stripping down in public to be among them. “Enough with the public nudity,” she told The Huffington Post in an exclusive interview Tuesday when asked about the city’s recent ban. “Please. We have our standards.” San Francisco lawmakers outlawed public nudity last November in response to the increased presence of naked people on city property, especially within a specific plaza at the epicenter of the famous Castro neighborhood. The ban officially took effect Feb. 1.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13...77948.html

Ahem, not too much to report on today.
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02-14-2013, 10:01 AM
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Quote:8. Nancy Pelosi On San Francisco's Public Nudity Ban: 'We Have Our Standards'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) frequently defends “San Francisco values,” but she doesn’t consider stripping down in public to be among them. “Enough with the public nudity,” she told The Huffington Post in an exclusive interview Tuesday when asked about the city’s recent ban. “Please. We have our standards.” San Francisco lawmakers outlawed public nudity last November in response to the increased presence of naked people on city property, especially within a specific plaza at the epicenter of the famous Castro neighborhood. The ban officially took effect Feb. 1.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13...77948.html

nice she finally did something good.

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02-14-2013, 10:02 AM
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thanks for the updates!

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02-14-2013, 10:02 AM
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I like the format. Link/headline/general gist

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02-15-2013, 09:40 AM
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(02-14-2013 09:59 AM)cellar door Wrote:  Update:


2. Monsanto takes home $23mln from small farmers, seeks to maintain 'seed oligarchy'

Seed giant Monsanto has won more than $23 million from hundreds of small farmers accused of replanting the company’s genetically engineered seeds. Now, another case is looming – and it could set a landmark precedent for the future of seed ownership.
The lawsuits concern Monsanto’s patent rights as the company strives to prevent farmers from replanting crops grown from the company’s seeds. It’s a concept that a study published on Tuesday – titled 'Seed Giants vs. US Farmers' – referred to as creating a “seed oligarchy.” In the report, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) said it discovered 142 patent infringement suits against 410 farmers and 56 small businesses in more than 27 states as of December 2012. The amount of money pocketed by Monsanto comes to a whopping $23 million. The study was co-produced by the Save our Seeds (SOS) campaign.

http://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-seeds-trial-bowman-123/

This hurts.
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02-15-2013, 09:42 AM
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^ they are gangsters.

it's just too much.. too much bad news.. day in and day out. it's crazy.

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02-15-2013, 12:44 PM
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^ Is Monsanto Rockefeller financed? I've read this on numerous sites, just wondering if there is any validity or evidence to that claim.
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02-15-2013, 12:47 PM
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^ pretty sure they own a stake in it.. it's a web of control.. with interlocking interests.

Rockefeller, Rothschilds are flash points for criticism, but they are just a few big names among many

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02-15-2013, 01:20 PM
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A very business/economic oriented update:

1. Iran commander assassinated in Syria

A senior commander of the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guards was assassinated as he travelled from Damascus, authorities said on Thursday, in a development that spotlights the country's role in the Syrian civil war. General Hassan Shateri was killed on Tuesday in an ambush on the way from Damascus towards the Lebanese capital, the Iranian authorities said. They blamed the attack on Israel.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...Syria.html

2. Central Banks Buy the Most Gold Since 1964

Worldwide gold demand in 2012 was another record high of $236.4 billion in the World Gold Council’s latest report. This was up 6% in value terms in the fourth quarter to $66.2 billion, the highest fourth quarter on record. Global gold demand in the fourth quarter of 2012 was up 4% to 1,195.9 tonnes. Central bank buying for 2012 rose by 17% over 2011 to some 534.6 tonnes. As far as central bank gold buying, this was the highest level since 1964. Central bank purchases stood at 145 tonnes in the fourth quarter. That is up 9% from the fourth quarter of 2011, and the eighth consecutive quarter in which central banks were net purchasers of gold.

http://247wallst.com/2013/02/14/central-...ince-1964/

3. At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing

In one of President Barack Obama first acts in the White House, he ordered the closure of the CIA’s so-called “black-site” prisons, where terror suspects had been held and, sometimes, tortured. The CIA says it is “out of the detention business [1],” as John Brennan, Obama’s pick to head the agency, recently put it. But the CIA’s prisons left some unfinished business. In 2009, ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer listed [2] more than thirty people who had been held in CIA prisons and were still missing. Some of those prisoners have since resurfaced, but at least twenty are still unaccounted for.

http://www.propublica.org/article/at-lea...ll-missing

4. Russia will not tolerate foreign pressure – Putin

Russian President Putin has defended the right of citizens to express their views and organize political parties, but drew the line at those that receive their funding from abroad. ­"The constitutional right of citizens to the freedom of speech is inviolable and unshakeable,” Putin declared at an expanded session of the Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday. “However, nobody has a right to sow hatred and rock society and the country, thus jeopardizing the life, wellbeing and peace of millions of our citizens." The Russian leader mentioned the recent restrictions that were placed on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that work on specific projects in Russia, yet receive their funding from abroad. Nobody has a right to speak on behalf of the entire country, especially those groups and structures that rely on foreign funding for their existence, Putin said.

http://rt.com/politics/putin-security-russia-217/

5. The Great Rebalancing: 10 Things To Watch In 2013

The great trade, capital flow and debt imbalances that were built up over the preceding two decades must reverse themselves. Michael Pettis notes, however, that these imbalances can continue for many years, but at some point they become unsustainable and the world must adjust by reversing those imbalances. One way or the other, in other words, the world will rebalance. The following 10 themes are what he will be watching this year in order to figure out where we are likely to end up.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-14...nt-tops-60

6. Greek Youth Unemployment Tops 60%

Optimism it seems is all that matters (or is all that is allowed) as we are battered by dismal data left, right, and center. However, the 6 out of 10 15-24 year olds in Greece (61.7% to be exact) would beg to differ with that view of the world (as their economy grinds to a halt) - and with Spain reaching new highs at 55.6% (as well as the Euro-zone over 24%), all the bureaucratic lip-service in the world won't stop the revolt that is coming we fear.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-14...nt-tops-60

7. Eurozone recession deepened at end of 2012

The eurozone recession deepened in the final three months of 2012, official figures show. The economy of the 17 nations in the euro shrank by 0.6% in the fourth quarter, which was worse than forecast. It is the sharpest contraction since the beginning of 2009 and marks the first time the region failed to grow in any quarter during a calendar year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21455423

8. G20 finance ministers meet amid 'currency war' fears

The finance ministers of the G20 group of nations are meeting in Moscow amid concerns that major trading powers may be heading towards a currency war. Japan's monetary stance has seen a big decline in the yen, while the euro has risen against a basket of currencies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21464153
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02-15-2013, 01:24 PM
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Quote:4. Russia will not tolerate foreign pressure – Putin

Russian President Putin has defended the right of citizens to express their views and organize political parties, but drew the line at those that receive their funding from abroad. ­"The constitutional right of citizens to the freedom of speech is inviolable and unshakeable,” Putin declared at an expanded session of the Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday. “However, nobody has a right to sow hatred and rock society and the country, thus jeopardizing the life, wellbeing and peace of millions of our citizens." The Russian leader mentioned the recent restrictions that were placed on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that work on specific projects in Russia, yet receive their funding from abroad. Nobody has a right to speak on behalf of the entire country, especially those groups and structures that rely on foreign funding for their existence, Putin said.

http://rt.com/politics/putin-security-russia-217/

this is totally fair.

All these anti-putin groups are WESTERN FUNDED! no doubt about it.

FEMEN, PUSSY RIOT ETC.

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02-15-2013, 01:24 PM
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great selection as usual. THANKS!

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02-15-2013, 01:38 PM
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Quote:1. Iran commander assassinated in Syria

A senior commander of the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guards was assassinated as he travelled from Damascus, authorities said on Thursday, in a development that spotlights the country's role in the Syrian civil war. General Hassan Shateri was killed on Tuesday in an ambush on the way from Damascus towards the Lebanese capital, the Iranian authorities said. They blamed the attack on Israel.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...Syria.html

they are really trying to goad iran.. a country that hasn't attacked another nation for like 100+ years.

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02-15-2013, 01:38 PM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2013 01:40 PM by cellar door.)
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You're welcome EY. I find the #4 article very interesting as well. I purchased the most recent edition of Foreign Affairs and either the second or third article is titled "democratize or die", written by a Chinese guy who was educated in Yale. He proceeds to layout his reasoning as to why the CCP should enact proactive democratic reform. Futhermore he says, China will inevitably become democratic whether the CCP acts or not. Toward the latter third of the article he suggests that China allow NGO's to be established thereby reducing corruption and allowing the "peoples" voice to be heard. LOL
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02-15-2013, 01:41 PM
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LMFAO @ allowing NGOs HAHAHAHA.

Man.

I've been telling people the NGOs or the "transnational advocacy networks" are the NEW FREEMASONS!

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