it appears Ukraine's coup government may have employed mercenaries in a bid to shut down a move in Donetsk to expand the industrial city's autonomy.
Pro-Russian citizens have twice stormed the regional administration headquarters in the east Ukrainian city. SBU, Ukraine's security service, arrested Pavel Gubarev, a Donetsk businessman who called himself the "people's governor."
On Friday Press TV featured a video showing men with weapons and body armor on a street where a pro-Russian demonstration was held. On Wednesday a Russian diplomat told Interfax that 300 employees of Blackwater, now known as Academi, had arrived in the pro-Russian city.
The security outfit is notorious for its trigger-happy posture. In 2007, contractors from the company killed 17 Iraqis in Baghdad as they cleared the way for U.S. State Department vehicles transporting Bush administration diplomats en route to a meeting with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials.
A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing.
Ukrainian activists trying to cross into Crimea to show solidarity with opponents of last week's Russian military takeover there said they were halted by men in uniforms of the now outlawed riot police. One of these fired at close range, hitting a man in the chest, apparently with rubber bullets.
With diplomacy at a standstill, Russia said the United States had spurned an invitation to hold new talks on resolving the crisis, the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War -- although Washington said later a meeting of foreign ministers was possible this week, if Moscow shows it is ready to "engage".
Officially, US debt stands at more than $17 trillion. In reality, it is many times more. The cost of the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq may be more than six trillion dollars. President Obama's illegal invasion of Libya cost at least a billion dollars and left that country devastated. The costs of US regime change efforts in Syria are likely thus far enormous, both in dollars and lives. That's still a secret.
The untold story behind the crisis is that this is an energy tug of war being fought between Russia and the west, with Ukraine caught in the middle.
Former congressman Ron Paul weighed in on the Ukraine situation yesterday, warning that the hostilities are rooted in empire building and vying for geopolitical control.
Speaking with RT, which has itself become a focal point for western criticism of Russia, the former Congressman urged that it makes "no sense" for America to become entangled in the affairs of Ukraine.
"I don't think we have any business there," Paul told anchor Liz Wahl in one of her last interviews before she made headlines herself by resigning on air.
In Sevastopol, the Russian soldiers stormed the Ukrainian military unit A2355 , said the agency " Interfax- Ukraine " duty of the assistant .
He said the Russian military army "KAMAZ" struck the gate of a military unit , captured near building and break out to the command post .
Economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, "The physical stock of gold in the West to meet delivery demand is diminishing rapidly. So, one day the Chinese will buy 100 tons of gold, and we won't be able to make delivery. That would crash the system. It would just pop. So, there are things that could crash it suddenly. Regardless . . . the economy is going to gradually sink because there are no jobs, or no good jobs. . . So, there is not a recovery. The U.S. is a busted state. It's completely busted."
On the Federal Reserve money printing to prop up the economy, Dr. Roberts, who has a PhD in economics, contends, "I think they realize all the money printing does undermine the dollar, and if they lose the dollar, the game is over. So, they have to protect the dollar."
3:18 - Is it possible to never lie? / Participating in Corrupt Systems
26:30 - It's Now or Never!
1:05:45 - Giving Up On The World
1:39:15 - Material Benefits of Attractiveness / The Parent Who Got Away
Is it possible to never lie? Participating in corrupt systems, thought crimes, political and religious indoctrination, giving up on the world, achieving success in entrepreneurship, the material benefits of attractiveness and the parent who got away.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is demanding an apology from the CIA for improperly searching a special computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Staffers were using the network to investigate allegations of CIA abuse in a controversial George W. Bush-era detention and interrogation program. Tuesday's apology demand came one day after National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden blasted the US intelligence community for invasion of privacy at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. RT's Ameera David discusses privacy issues, intelligence gathering and the CIA-Senate battle with former Gov. Jesse Ventura (I-Minn.).
The banking cartel may very well let the global financial situatuion get us into another debt collaps, this time global. The paper money systems of the world will fall, and from the fall, IMF will come up with a new global debt free money. IE: a one world currancy. Electronic, maybe even leading to a chip implant. . USA because of it's massive debt will fall very hard, leadership of the world will move from USA to the UnitedNations, and America will take it's place as just another subject state of the New World Order.
On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake shook the coast of Japan triggering a tsunami that created the most disastrous nuclear spill since Chernobyl. The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant catastrophe caused the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the facility. Radioactive material was leaked into the air, soil, and sea and three years later, it's still leaking! But just how widespread is this disaster? RT's Perianne Boring looks at how the noxious material leaking from the TEPCO-owned plant has spread around the world.
Goldman Sachs: QE3 May Total $2 Trillion
The Federal Reserve's latest quantitative easing program (QE3) could last until the middle of 2015 and total $2 trillion
China's Currency Peg
Could the Swiss Franc Be the Next Big Short?
The Fed might be leading the pack but it certainly isn't alone. Behind it are every country in the world in a race to the bottom. All countries are desperately trying to maintain a level of stability while also destroying their currency.
A slow death is much easier politically and this is the chosen method for bankers and politicians world wide.
On the powerful, LIVE Tuesday, March 11 broadcast of the Alex Jones Show, Alex explores the strange disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 and the varying degrees of mystery surrounding its apparent vanishing. Alex also examines the situation unfolding in Ukraine and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and breaks down details on the armed march taking place tomorrow in Austin, Texas, in support of the First and Second Amendments. On today's show, Alex welcomes software developer, software freedom activist and founder of the Gnu Project Dr. Richard Stallman to discuss Edward Snowden's NSA revelations and his recent SXSW appearance, the extent of the NSA's snooping techniques as well as where technology is heading in the near future. We'll also cover other pertinent news items and take your calls.
The Housing Bubble was created by the US Govt. and the Federal Reserve Banking Cartel. In their minds, building houses is the answer to all economic problems. After ten years of NAFTA economic destruction, the DotCom Crash and 9/11, our "leaders" panicked and went berserk. They reworked the financial industry and handed out cheap loans to homebuyers with no jobs, no incomes and and no clue. When you have poeple lined up to buy a house, the home prices go haywire. It's simple supply and demand. Now, after the Bubble, what is there solution - MORE cheap credit. Interest rates WILL rise. The only reason they don't is because Big Brother Sam keeps cornering the market in government bonds, keeping out other buyers who would demand higher interest rates. By buying all the bonds for sale at each government auction, the government is just buying time AND destroying the dollar. But, that's OK, because it will only hurt the middle class and har-har, who cares, right? Bottom Line - You don't correct a housing bubble built on cheap credit with more cheap credit. We're flying into a brick wall. Period.
Americans may not believe in going to war over Ukraine, but if a recent CNN poll can be taken at face value nearly 60 percent think sanctions are doable. Nearly six in 10 of those questioned say they support economic sanctions against Moscow by the U.S. and its allies in an attempt to force Russia to remove its forces from the Crimean peninsula, and try to prevent Russia from sending forces to other parts of Ukraine. Nearly four in 10 oppose economic sanctions. Last week the Obama administration laid the groundwork for sanctions against Russia.
Secretary of State John Kerry, during an interview with the wife of a former Federal Reserve boss, expressed incredulity when asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim there are no Russian troops in Ukraine. Putin said the armed men are Ukrainian volunteers and security personnel from a Russian version of Blackwater. Russia has a naval base in Crimea.
The U.S. has around 1,000 military bases around the world. The Pentagon, however, puts the number at 662 in 38 different countries.
Kerry's outrage and the corporate media manufactured opposition to Russia's supposed invasion of Ukraine would be far less hypocritical if Americans were not so oblivious to the bases their government maintains in foreign countries.
CNN and Fox talk endlessly about the opposition by Ukrainians to the presence of Russian troops, but you never hear about the fact over 90 percent of Okinawans oppose the presence of U.S. troops in Japan's southernmost prefecture.
In addition to hypocrisy on bases, the American people are woefully ignorant about the number of transnational corporations based in Russia.
Danny Vinik, writing for New Republic last week, says transnational corporations are "scared" of sanctions on Russia. Sacred? More like adamant about not losing a red cent to the self-righteous hyperbolic soundbites of Obama and crew.
A large number of corporations would be impacted by the measure, including but hardly limited to PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Ford, Caterpillar, IBM, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, ExxonMobil, Chevorn, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, and many others doing business in Russia.
If Russia imposes retaliatory measures, you can bet sanctions cooked by the West will fizzle in short order. Obama and Congress may rant about the evil Vladimir Putin and the aggressive Russian bear, but that's all hot air and rhetoric.
Transnational corporations and international banks own Congress. They get Congress critters elected and re-elected and write Obama's teleprompter script. They are not about to let billions of dollars slide down the tubes because of troubles in Russia's backyard.
A Kremlin economist, Sergei Glazyev, told RIA Novosti the Russian government may not repay loans owed to the financial cartel if the United States imposes sanctions on the country in response to the Crimea intervention.
"If sanctions are applied against state structures, we will be forced to recognize the impossibility of repayment of the loans that the US banks gave to the Russian structures. Indeed, sanctions are a double-edged weapon, and if the US chooses to freeze our assets, then our equities and liabilities in dollars will also be frozen. This means that our banks and businesses will not return the loans to American partners," he said.
Additionally, Glazyev said, Russia would likely dump the dollar to reduce its dependence on the U.S. financial system and switch to other currencies. "We have wonderful economic and trade relations with our Southern and Eastern partners," he said. "We will find a way not just to eliminate our dependence on the U.S. but also profit from these sanctions."
In addition to battering the banking system, Russia has the ability to inflict serious economic damage on Europe. As noted in a report issued by the Capital Economics research group, Russia is a major supplier of oil to Germany, the Netherlands, and "Western Europe generally." The market share of the Russian gas giant Gazprom is expected to grow in the years ahead.
Stratfor VP of Intelligence Fred Burton examines the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the steps investigators take when looking at plane disaster cases.
It is important to process your experiences and create a new personal mythology for yourself and the superconsciousness that is emerging in our individual and collective consciousness for freedom. The basis for this is part of the I AM SELF WORTH Program which incorporates biology, psychology, cosmology, mythology, and Jungian psychology in particular and which will be available shortly. It behooves each of us to find our passion and fulfill our dreams as a child and now. The process includes deprogramming your mind, clear blocked negative emotions, be a radical soul for through and get up and stand up for your rights for self-liberation. Know that you are good enough for today; be kind and self-respectful to yourself and to others. The new emerging archetype is that of the balanced man and woman, indigenous, the truth-seeker, the warrior not worrier. Learn some techniques to create a new life and new cultural paradigm.
Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics.
My talk with Paul Craig Roberts about Ukraine and the US governments reckless aggression and provocation towards Russia, with the US presstitute media perpetuating their governments lies and propaganda that Russia invaded Ukraine. Paul explains the terrible danger we face of a nuclear war, more dangerous than the Cuban Missile Crisis. We talk about the US governments delusions of superiority, exceptional-ism, aggression, serial warmongering, sociopathy, and their continual overthrowing of other countries, being very similar to Adolf Hitlers actions. Paul gives us a wake up call reminding us that the governments of Europe are the complicit enablers of US aggression and hegemony by their unspoken support, and our hope to halt this crisis is that Europe pull away from US aggressors before they destroy the world.
Greece fails to secure another bailout. To get more debt they will more austerity. More companies are laying off. The stock market seems it is hitting all time highs and will come crashing down. The crisis in Libya and Ukraine might push the dollar to reset. Libya people are selling oil and the Libyan government is using force to stop them. The US is stepping in with sanctions and penalties against the Libyan Militias. More Ukrainian cities and armed forces have moved over to Russia. Be prepared for a false flag to start the war.
CAPITALIST CORPORATE DEMOCRACY IS GONNA KILL YA!
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"The people" are only a tool to make profit for the capitalist elite and so to be coerced into voting to support a small group of hoarding childish greed based non productive sloths who demonise the people who actually create the market for their own jobs ... or, as we can now see around the world on a daily basis, not as their lives are being stolen by a slothful conceited elite who are depressing their lifestyles and in some cases causing the first more vulnerable groups to die of exposure and starvation!
Victim mentality is an acquired (learned) personality trait in which a person tends to regard him or herself as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to think, speak and act as if that were the case - even in the absence of clear evidence. It depends on habitual thought processes and attribution.
Victim mentality is primarily learned, for example, from family members and situations during childhood. It contrasts with the psychologically better-researched traits of neuroticism and psychoticism, both of which have a stronger biological or genetic basis. Neuroticism may be defined as general emotional instability or a generally enhanced tendency to experience negative emotions. Psychoticism is characterised by hostility and aggression.
What victim mentality, neuroticism and psychoticism have in common is a relatively high frequency of negative emotional states such as anger, sadness and fear. But these three traits are also partially independent: for example a given individual may have a high degree of victim mentality and a low degree of neuroticism, in which case a clinical psychologist is unlikely to regard her or him as needing treatment. Conversely, a given individual may have a high degree of neuroticism and a low degree of victim mentality.
A victim mentality may manifest itself in a range of different behaviors or ways of thinking and talking:
Blaming others for a situation that one has created oneself or significantly contributed to. Failing or being unwilling to take responsibility for one's own actions or actions to which one has contributed or for taking action to ameliorate the situation.
Ascribing non-existent negative intentions to other people (similar to paranoia).
Believing that other people are generally or fundamentally luckier and happier ("Why me?").
Gaining short-term pleasure from feeling sorry for oneself or eliciting pity from others. Eliciting sympathy by telling exaggerated stories about bad deeds of other people (e.g. during gossip).
People with victim mentality may develop convincing and sophisticated arguments in support of such ideas, which they then use to convince themselves and others of their victim status.
People with victim mentality may also be generally:
negative, with a general tendency to focus on bad rather than good aspects of a situation. A glass that is half full is considered half empty. A person with a high standard of living complains about not having enough money. A healthy person complains of minor healthy problems that others would ignore (cf. hypochondria).
self-absorbed: unable or reluctant to consider a situation from the point of view of other people or to "walk a mile in their shoes".
defensive: In conversation, reading a non-existent negative intention into a neutral question and reacting with a corresponding accusation, hindering the collective solution of problems and instead creating unnecessary conflict.
categorizing: tending to divide people into "goodies" and "baddies" with no gray zone between them.
unadventurous: generally unwilling to take risks; exaggerating the importance or likelihood of possible negative outcomes.
exhibiting learned helplessness: underestimating one's ability or influence in a given situation; feeling powerless.
stubborn: tending to reject suggestions or constructive criticism from others who listen and care; unable or reluctant to implement the suggestions of others for one's own benefit.
self-abasing: Putting oneself down even further than others are supposedly doing.
A victim mentality may be reflected by linguistic markers or habits, such as pretending
not to be able to do something ("I can't..."),
not to have choices ("I must..."), or
not to know the answer to a question ("I don't know").
Victims of abuse and manipulation often get trapped into a self-image of victimisation. The psychological profile of victimisation includes a pervasive sense of helplessness, passivity, loss of control, pessimism, negative thinking, strong feelings of guilt, shame, self-blame and depression. This way of thinking can lead to hopelessness and despair.
Since victim mentality is primarily learned and not inborn, it is possible to change it. A change in attitude may be provoked by an extraordinary situation or crisis. Since rejecting suggestions is a general characteristic feature of victim mentality, a person with victim mentality will generally not respond positively to everyday attempts by another person to draw attention to the problem and its possible solution. For this reason, the condition may become chronic.
Teacher Unveils 'Hidden Secrets Of Money' To Students - Mike Maloney ; After a recent speaking engagement, Mike Maloney was approached and thanked by an Economics professor from San Diego. He has been using the 'Hidden Secrets Of Money' series as a discussion tool with his students with great results, as you'll hear in this short video. "I can't change the curriculum, but I can definitely introduce into it different perspectives." Thank you for allowing us to enlighten the world that maximum prosperity is only achieved through individual freedom, free markets, and sound money.