The British subjects will protest Thatcher but they will never protest those she served, the British Royal Family, so Thatcher plays the scapegoat, her only true function.
If you’re against the Fascist “Iron Cross Lady” Baroness Margaret Thatcher you’re automatically classified as an “Anarchist”, “Anti Capitalist”, “Communist”, or “Socialist”… you can’t just be a person who’s simply against a tyrant who ruined your country’s economy, you must be put into some sort of political enemy category, and sometimes even into a mentally ill category… these are standard Fascist tactics.
Not only are Thatcher protesters categorized but Scotland Yard’s Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) now claims the greatest threats to Thatcher’s upcoming funeral are “loners obsessed with public figures”. After making this claim the FTAC has instead focused their efforts on data mining social media so they can follow “political protests”… interesting:
Scotland Yard said that its intelligence picture was still “under development” for the funeral of one of Britain’s most controversial and divisive political figures. The force is monitoring social media sites with political protests rather than lone fanatics seen as the most likely cause of potential disruption.
If you protest or confront politicians this can easily be deemed “harassment of a public figure” and you can then be classified as a “stalker”, “delusional”, “mentally ill”, or “schizophrenic”… all very convenient precrimes.
Wouldn’t a person who destroyed their country’s economy via Privatization (ie, implementing Prince Charles’ scheme called Public Private Partnerships (PPP) = Fascism) be the real enemy of the country? Wouldn’t such a person be denied a very lavish state funeral at the public’s expense, especially during a time of severe austerity, an austerity caused by that very person? Nope, not in jolly old England:
The plea comes amid criticism that taxpayers will have to foot the majority of the estimated £8m to £10m bill for hosting the ceremonial funeral. Lady Thatcher’s estate is making a contribution and the rest will come out of the public purse. Mindful of generating further unrest in the run-up to Wednesday, Downing Street said it would only confirm how much the funeral will cost the public once it has taken place.
It’s so good to know that the Thatcher estate is “making a contribution” to their own socialized funeral. Did I forget to mention that Thatcher authorized terrorism against Ireland, and terrorism against Britain to be blamed on Ireland? Such an honorable lady.
2013.4.13 Thatcher ‘Death Party’ Turns Violent As Revelers Clash With Cops (RT, youtube.com):
Socialists, students and anti-capitalists were joined by former miners for a demonstration in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday. Many Britons remain harshly critical of Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher’s polices, two decades after she left office.
2013.4.10 Police Ask Margaret Thatcher Protesters To Identify Themselves (independent.co.uk):
The RT video below discusses a new Xbox Kinect app called SimSensei that can allegedly “diagnose depression”, but what they fail to mention is that this is a DARPA project named “SIM Sensei” mentioned in a one year old Wired article, see below. It was allegedly designed to help soldiers in military hospitals with PTSD.
When I first saw the Xbox Kinect I believed it would be used for data mining people in their own homes, now I’m sure it.
SimSensei is a DARPA funded project co-created by Cognito Health, an MIT spin off company, and the USC Institute For Creative Technologies (ICT). Cognito Health was originally involved in an earlier DARPA project that did massive data mining of social media to find out “how the Afghanistan War was going” in the public eye.
This is very reminiscent of the movie THX 1138, see clip below. The movie featured virtual psychiatrists that pretend to listen to patient’s problems but their real function is to prescribe massive amounts of drugs… probably what this program will be doing in about ten years.
2013.4.9 Game Console Can Diagnose Depression (SimSensei) (RT, youtube.com):
The Microsoft Xbox was thought to be known for gaming alone, but now a new system for the electronic console can diagnose depression with 90 percent accuracy. The system known as SimSensi uses an interactive avatar to conduct verbal interviews with the user and it monitors movement and responses. RT’s Meghan Lopez tells us more.
2012.4.20 DARPA To Troubled Soldiers; Meet Your New Simulated Therapist (SIM Sensei, SimSensei) (wired.com):
London (CNN) — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in post-war British and world politics, and the first woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87, her spokeswoman said Monday.
Thatcher served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party. She was called the “Iron Lady” for her personal and political toughness.
Thatcher retired from public life after a stroke in 2002 and suffered several strokes after that.
She made few public appearances in her final months, missing a reception marking her 85th birthday hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron in October 2010. She also skipped the July 2011 unveiling of a statue honoring her old friend Ronald Reagan in London.
In December 2012, she was hospitalized after a procedure to remove a growth in her bladder.
Part of the play? Setting the trap by leaving an evidence trail for future reference…. Even if this is true, Holmes could still have been a patsy! Lee Harvey Oswald was told to incriminate himself (which he did) and this was used posthumously to convict him. Remember that a “false Flag” carries 3 distinctive traits: 1) PRIOR KNOWLEDGE 2) Stand Down 3) Coverup and the 4th if you need it… Cui Bono? ~ JB
A psychiatrist who treated the suspect in last year’s Aurora cinema shooting in Colorado told police a month before the attack that James Holmes had homicidal thoughts and was a danger to the public, newly released documents show. The attack killed 12 and injured 70 and was one of the worst mass shootings in US history.
The documents released on Thursday show Dr Lynne Fenton told police at the University of Colorado, Denver, that Holmes also threatened and intimidated her.
Holmes last week offered to plead guilty in the shooting, which occurred during a midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie. Prosecutors rejected that offer and said on Monday they would seek the death penalty.
The shooting has already helped inspire a new state ban on large-capacity firearm magazines.
The documents had been sealed, but a new judge overseeing the case ordered that they be released after requests from media organisations.
In the days after the shooting, campus police said they had never had contact with Holmes, a graduate student at the university. But campus police told investigators that Fenton had contacted them, following her legal requirement to report specific threats to authorities, according to a search warrant affidavit.
“Dr Fenton advised that through her contact with James Holmes she was reporting, per her requirement, his danger to the public due to homicidal statements he had made,” the affidavit said.
University police referred calls for comment on Thursday to a campus spokeswoman who did not immediately return a message.
Holmes also sent Fenton a package in the days before the shooting, including a notebook that the documents describe as a journal. The package was dated 12 July – eight days before the massacre – but was found four days after the attack, in the university mail room. It included a note with an “infinity design” and burnt $20 bills.
Prosecutors have suggested Holmes was angry at the failure of a once-promising academic career and stockpiled weapons, ammunition, teargas grenades and body armour as his research deteriorated and professors urged him to get into another profession. Chief deputy district attorney Karen Pearson said Holmes failed a key oral exam in June, was banned from campus and began to voluntarily withdraw from the school.
Holmes’s attorneys have said he is mentally ill. The documents show that police collected more than 100 items of evidence from his booby-trapped apartment that he had designed to explode at the time of the shooting, including 50 cans and bottles of beer, a Batman mask, paper shooting targets and prescription medications to treat anxiety and depression.
Both prosecutors and defence attorneys had raised concerns about releasing the documents. Prosecutors said they were worried about the privacy of victims and witnesses. Attorneys for Holmes said they did not want to hurt his chances for a fair trial.
Media organisations said there had been a “wealth of information already made public in the proceedings thus far”. They argued there was no basis for the documents to remain sealed.
“Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal. An Auckland University professor seconded to the Army set off a series of underwater explosions triggering mini-tidal waves at Whangaparaoa in 1944 and 1945. Details of the tsunami bomb, known as Project Seal, are contained in 53-year-old documents released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.”
– From article in the New Zealand Herald (New Zealand’s leading newspaper), 9/25/1999
A declassified government report (96 MB file) featured in the newspaper article below shows that a tsunami bomb was created as a potential weapon during WWII in a program code-named Project Seal. There is little doubt that this tsunami weapon was further developed and refined over the ensuing decades, though all documents related to current developments of the project are almost certainly still classified. Though it may seem far-fetched to imagine military involvement, these documents and reports raise serious questions about the recent tsunami in Japan and the December 26, 2004 tsunami in Indonesia.
The many layers of intense secrecy both in the government and military result in very few people being aware of the gruesome capabilities for death and destruction that have been developed over the years. Were it not for the below article in New Zealand’s leading newspaper, the public would never have known that a tsunami bomb had been created many decades ago. No one denies that highly destructive weapons are being developed in secret by the militaries of the world. What the public doesn’t know is what these weapons are, and what they are being used for. All of this is generally classified for reasons of “national security.”
Sadly, the rubric of “national security” has all to often been used for secret political and economic gains which clearly do not benefit the public. Operation Northwoods, uncovered by ABC News in the year 2000, showed that the top Pentagon generals were willing to foment terrorism and sacrifice innocent civilians in order to provoke a war with Cuba in the early 1960s. Credible researchers into the government’s HAARP program are convinced that this technology which manipulates our ionosphere is being used for military means and can even cause natural disasters like earthquakes. Because of this, we have to ask the hard questions.
It is unprecedented in recorded history for two major tidal waves to occur less than seven years apart. See brief descriptions of the 10 most destructive tsunamis in recorded history at this link. For four intriguing theories on what might have caused the Japanese earthquake (including one which predicted the date), click here. Theory two seems ridiculous, but the other three are worth considering. The fourth theory is based on HAARP and has some good information about that possibility.
Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal.
An Auckland University professor seconded to the Army set off a series of underwater explosions triggering mini-tidal waves at Whangaparaoa in 1944 and 1945.
Professor Thomas Leech’s work was considered so significant that United States defence chiefs said that if the project had been completed before the end of the war it could have played a role as effective as that of the atom bomb.
Details of the tsunami bomb, known as Project Seal, are contained in 53-year-old documents released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Swaziland‘s government has sold maize donated by the Japanese government to feed hungry Swazis for $3m (£2m) and deposited the money in the Central Bank of Swaziland.
The nearly 12,000 tonnes of donated maize was sold by the ministry of economic planning and development in 2011, but the sale was not made public until an item about the transaction appeared in a performance report the ministry presented to the Swaziland parliament for review last week.
Swaziland has not produced enough food to feed itself since the 1970s. It depends on international food aid to bridge a gap that varies from year to year, ranging from two-thirds of the country’s 1.2 million people in 2007 to about one-tenth of the population this year, after a better than average rainfall, according to the World Food Programme.
rom the depths of the White House’s “We the People” petition website comes this cause created on Tuesday, hoping to force congressional lawmakers to prominently display their financial backers and monetary support from various lobbies.
Since most politicians’ campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company’s logo, or individual’s name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate’s clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those “sponsor’s” [sic] names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4″ by 8″ on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.
While such a change in the rules would not actually lie within the executive branch’s purview — and would likely break House and Senate dress code — the petition is indicative of what has become the site’s de facto function, to serve as a clearing house for a wide variety of proposals of both the novel and novelty variety.
After a slew of petitions calling for everything from a state-by-state secession from the union to the construction of a Star Wars-style “Death Star,” the White House upped their signature threshold from the previous 25,000 to 100,000. The “make lawmakers look like NASCAR drivers” one in particular still has a very long way to go.
Thousand of houses in the United Kingdom are being sent marijuana-scented “scratch and sniff” cards in a new bid to track down marijuana growers.
In a press release, the charity group Crimestoppers explained the cards were designed to educate residents about the smell of marijuana. They hope once people can recognize the smell of cannabis plants, they will be able to help law enforcement officials identify illegal growing operations.
“The Crimestoppers campaign will help members of the public to recognize the signs and smell of a cannabis farm. The police will use the intelligence generated by the campaign to help build on recent successes in tackling this issue,” said Andy Bliss of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Republican legislators in Arizona are attempting to pass legislation that forces transgender people to only use public restrooms, dressing rooms and showers associated with the gender listed on their birth certificate. According to the Associated Press, conservative lawmakers are proposing the legislation in response to a human rights bill passed by the city of Phoenix which prohibits gender identity discrimination in public accommodations.
Republican state Rep. John Kavanagh of Phoenix is leading the charge to make it a criminal offense for transgender people to use public restrooms not associated with their birth gender.
The last time the nation’s tax code was overhauled, in 1986, Congress tried to end a big corporate giveaway.
But this valuable perk — the ability to finance a variety of business projects cheaply with bonds that are exempt from federal taxes — has not only endured, it has grown, in what amounts to a stealth subsidy for private enterprise.
A winery in North Carolina, a golf resort in Puerto Rico and a Corvette museum in Kentucky, as well as the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the offices of the Goldman Sachs Group and the Bank of America Tower in New York — all of these projects, and many more, have been built using the tax-exempt bonds that are more conventionally used by cities and states to pay for roads, bridges and schools.
In all, more than $65 billion of these bonds have been issued by state and local governments on behalf of corporations since 2003, according to an analysis of Bloomberg bond data by The New York Times. During that period, the single biggest beneficiary of such securities was the Chevron Corporation, which issued bonds with a total face value of $2.6 billion, the analysis showed. Last year it reported a profit of $26 billion.
At a time when Washington is rent by the politics of taxes and deficits, select companies are enjoying a tax break normally reserved for public works. This style of financing, called “qualified private activity bonds,” saves businesses money, because they can borrow at relatively low interest rates. But those savings come at the expense of American taxpayers, because the interest paid to bondholders is exempt from taxes.
What is more, the projects are often structured so companies can avoid paying state sales taxes on new equipment and, at times, avoid local property taxes. While some deals might encourage businesses to invest where they might otherwise not have invested, there are few guarantees that job creation or other economic benefits actually occur.
Budget analysts say these bonds amount to a government subsidy, in the form of forgone tax revenue. While it is difficult to calculate the precise dollar amount of the subsidy, given the number and variety of these bonds, experts say the annual cost to federal taxpayers could run into the billions.
“The federal government doesn’t cut a check for this, but it costs the government in terms of lower tax revenue,” said Lisa Washburn, a managing director at Municipal Market Advisors, an independent municipal research firm in Concord, Mass., that assisted The Times with its analysis.
“If these companies were to issue taxable bonds instead, then the federal government would receive tax revenues on them.”
Ms. Washburn added that the gain to companies, and bond buyers, can be big and long-lasting.
Chevron used most of its federally tax-free borrowings to expand a refinery in Pascagoula, Miss. Archer Daniels Midland, the agribusiness giant, used about $180 million in tax-exempt bonds to improve its grain-processing facilities in Indiana and Iowa. Alcoa raised $250 million to renovate an aluminum plant in Iowa.
Such financing arrangements are now worrying some state and local officials. Many are concerned that the budget battles in Washington will mean less federal money for them, and that the federal government might try to limit the scope of their own tax-free financing.
Some of the subsidized business projects are almost indistinguishable from public works. American Airlines, for instance, another big user of tax-exempt bonds over the last decade, used $1.3 billion of these securities to finance a new terminal at Kennedy International Airport. That terminal is owned by the City of New York; American is the builder, the borrower and a tenant.
As political controversy over the federal deficit has mounted, some fiscal experts have taken aim at this sort of tax-exempt borrowing. The team at the Bipartisan Policy Center led by Alice M. Rivlin, a former member of the Federal Reserve, and Pete V. Domenici, the former Republican senator, has called for ending it. A spokeswoman for the center said that such a change could bring in $50 billion for the federal government over 10 years.