Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms.
“If the banks weaken, the state weakens immediately,” said Yellow Vest “sympathizer” Tahz San on Facebook. “It’s elected officials’ worst nightmare.”
Protesters plan to empty their bank accounts on Saturday, withdrawing as much money as possible in a bid to undermine the French banks – if not the euro itself. The plan is to “scare the state legally and without violence,” forcing the government to adopt the movement’s Citizens’ Referendum Initiative, which would allow citizens to propose and vote on new laws.
“We are going to get our bread back…you’re making money with our dough, and we’re fed up,” said protester Maxime Nicolle in a video message shared on YouTube.
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via BWINT – In a show of widespread solidarity across India around 150 million workers, including many BWI affiliates, organised a nationwide strike on 2 September 2016. The strike, which was similar to one organised on the same day last year, the Indian Government failed to agree to the labour reforms listed by the Central Trade Unions in their 12-point charter of demands.
The BWI General Secretary, Ambet Yuson, congratulated the Indian trade unions on their successful strike. “Governments across the world are pursuing economic reforms and vying for foreign investment, resulting in flexible labour market policies that increase the vulnerability of workers. Across the world the global labour movement has taken up this challenge, and we are proud that BWI affiliates in India were at the forefront of these massive nationwide protests against their Government’s oppressive labour policies.”
The Government made last minute efforts to reach out to trade unions to persuade them to call off the strike, announcing the revision of minimum wages for unskilled workers in central public sector units from INR 246 per day to INR 350 per day (about US$ 140 per month). These changes were however much below the demands set by Unions and were immediately rejected, allowing the strike to proceed.
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Conservative Hindu groups say they believe women of menstruating age will defile the temple’s inner shrine.
* Two women defy centuries-old ban to enter Hindu temple in Kerala
* BJP official says visit a “deep wound on the chest of devotees”
* Main opposition party, Congress, calls it “treachery”
* Priest briefly shuts hill temple for “purification” rituals (Adds detail on women devotees)
By Jose Devasia and Neha Dasgupta
KOCHI/NEW DELHI, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday, sparking protests and calls for a strike by conservative Hindu groups outraged by their visit.
Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse a large crowd of protesters in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram, television news channels showed.
There were protests in several other cities in the state, media reported.
India’s Supreme Court in September ordered the lifting of the ban on women or girls of menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple, which draws millions of worshippers a year.
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Two top Democrats – Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer – have posted identical “orange man bad” Tweets, which has breathed fresh life into the infamous “NPC” (non-player character) meme. Pelosi and Schumer have both been accused of being Trump-hating automatons after the curious stunt.
The two politicians are now, even more so, the laughing stock of the Twitter world. According to a tweet from Mark Dice, they didn’t even bother to put the DNC (Democratic National Committee) talking points in their own words. Is this simply a matter of copy and paste in true NPC form?
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Cohen says his show nearly helped the F.B.I. expose a pedophile ring in Las Vegas.
Cohen went on to explain how the concierge offered to connect him with a lawyer to silence the boy, but that wasn’t the end of it. His character next inquired if the concierge could fetch him a “date” with a boy “lower than Bar Mitzvah but older than eight,” and the concierge reportedly replied “yeah, I can put you in touch with somebody who can get you some boys like that.” The stunt was considered “too dark and wrong” for even This Is America, and Cohen’s team subsequently sent their footage to the F.B.I. to investigate. According to Cohen, the bureau evidently decided not to pursue the matter, though the actor noted “This concierge had said that he’d worked for politicians and various billionaires.”
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via WND – Bill Federer recounts history behind enlisting Deity for aid
Why has the tradition in America been for oaths to end with “So help me God”?
- The military’s oath of enlistment ended with “So help me God”
- The commissioned officers’ oath ended with “So help me God”
- President’s oath of office ended with “So help me God”
- Congressmen and Senators’ oath ended with “So help me God”
- Witnesses in Court swore to tell the truth, “So help me God”
- Even an oath proposed by Lincoln for individuals wanting to be U.S. citizens ended with “So help me God”
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On Friday Donald Trump Jr. mocked dimwitted Socialist Alexandrea Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram with a popular meme that is going around social media.
Ocasio-Cortez: Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?
President Trump: Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.
Of course, it’s pretty funny because it’s true.
In response Ocasio-Cortez threatened to harass and abuse Don Jr. with a subpoena to testify before Congress.
Continue reading CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr. with Retaliation Over Snarky Meme
A bombshell cache of documents recently handed over to lawmakers in the United Kingdom prove once and for all that Facebook repeatedly disregarded the law to get where it is today – as well as show that every single one of its movers and shakers, including Zuckerberg himself, belongs in prison.
According to the contents of these internal documents, Facebook used a virtual private network (VPN) from Onavo, a company that it later acquired, to spy on the activities of major competitors like Snapchat and WhatsApp, both of which were also targets of acquisition for Facebook. Facebook also selectively targeted the applications of its competitors, disallowing them from fully functioning as designed.
Furthermore, after thoroughly reviewing these same documents, top U.K. lawmakers discovered that secretive “whitelisting agreements” had been established by Facebook with select companies, giving them preferential access “to vast amounts of user data” – information that had previously been sealed by a California court.
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“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion of freedom. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” ~Frank Zappa
We fall under the illusion of freedom when we consent to be governed. We believe we live in a fair and democratic society yet we fail to grasp the true meaning of words such as democratic, republic, inalienable, and consent. When we decipher the words, we find that we live in a reality of inequity; a ‘world for the taking’ by a few at the expense of the many. Only when we know who we are— a spiritual being having a human experience— will the system of slavery be changed.
The illusion of freedom happens when we consent to the language. We are convinced that paper documents and laws grant us certain inalienable rights, those being life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet we overlook how unalienable was changed to inalienable in the final version of the Declaration of Independence. Unalienable rights are rights which cannot be sold or transferred, whereas inalienable rights can be! Unalienable rights are yours and yours alone. Without them, we are subjects of the government.
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A trove of internal correspondence, published online Wednesday by U.K. lawmakers, provides a look into the ways Facebook executives, including Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, treated information posted by users like a commodity that could be harnessed in service of business goals. Apps were invited to use Facebook’s network to grow, as long as that increased usage of Facebook. Certain competitors, in a list reviewed by Zuckerberg himself, were not allowed to use Facebook’s tools and data without his personal sign-off.
In early 2013, Twitter Inc. launched the Vine video-sharing service, which drew on a Facebook tool that let Vine users connect to their Facebook friends. Alerted to the possible competitive threat by an engineer who recommended cutting off Vine’s access to Facebook data, Zuckerberg replied succinctly: “Yup, go for it.”
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They are transforming the Internet into the greatest tool of surveillance that humanity has ever seen, and if we stay on the road that we are currently on it is only a matter of time until our society becomes a hellish dystopian nightmare. I wish that this was an exaggeration, but it isn’t. Over the past couple of decades, the Internet has completely changed the way that we all communicate with one another. At one time, all forms of mass communication were tightly controlled by the elite, but the Internet suddenly allowed us to communicate with one another on a massive scale without having to go through their gatekeepers. This radically altered the landscape, and at first the elite were unsure of how to respond to this growing threat. There was no way that they could roll back time to an era before the Internet was invented, and so they have decided to use it for their own insidious purposes instead.
Today, the Internet has become the centerpiece of their “Big Brother surveillance grid”, and they are gathering information on all of us on a scale that has never been seen before in all of human history. But of course it was never going to stop there. Over the past couple of years we have started to watch the elite use all of this information to punish those that are doing or saying things that they do not like.
Perhaps the most extreme example of this phenomenon is what is going on in China. The following comes from BuzzFeed…
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former Secretary of State has avoided for years about her use of a private email server to conduct official U.S. diplomatic business.
On Wednesday U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan gave Clinton 30 days to respond under oath to five questions.
Sullivan announced his decision from the bench rather than waiting to issue it in writing, an indication of the urgency he appears to attach to the case.
These questions were all put to her nearly four years ago in a lawsuit filed by the nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch.
Hillary Clinton Email Questions
The five questions Hillary Clinton must answer are:
1.) Who decided to create the clintonemail.com system?
2.) When was it created?
3.) Why was it created?
4.) Who set it up?
5.) When did it become operational?
Clinton has on many occasions refused to answer those five and many more questions about why she used a secret email server, instead of the legally required government system during her tenure as the chief U.S. diplomat.
Continue reading Federal Judge Orders Hillary Clinton To Answer These Five Key Email Questions Within 30 days
Trump helped parents shield millions from taxes: NY Times
The UN’s top court ordered the United States on Wednesday to lift sanctions on humanitarian goods for Iran in a stunning rebuke to US President Donald Trump.
Tehran hailed its “victory” after the International Court of Justice ruled that sanctions reimposed after Trump pulled out of a nuclear deal put Iranian lives at risk.
The US said the case was “meritless” and only involved a few sanctions, although the decision is still likely to rile Trump.
It remains unclear whether the judgment will be anything more than symbolic because both Washington and Tehran have ignored ICJ decisions in the past.
The judges at the court in The Hague ruled unanimously that the sanctions on some goods breached a 1955 “Treaty of Amity” between Iran and the US that predates Iran’s Islamic Revolution.
They said Washington “shall remove by means of its choosing any impediments arising from the measures announced on 8 May to the free exportation to Iran of medicines and medical devices, food and agricultural commodities” as well as airplane parts and services, chief judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said.
The court said sanctions on goods “required for humanitarian needs… may have a serious detrimental impact on the health and lives of individuals on the territory of Iran.”
US sanctions also had the “potential to endanger civil aviation safety in Iran.”
Continue reading UN court tells US to ease Iran sanctions in blow to American Exceptionalism
The United States is similar to a game of monopoly. Lets look at how they are similar.
The United States is a governmental “monopoly” on its legal “territory.”
Each state, each county is a partition on the monopoly game board.
Each human player is represented by a monopoly game piece called a “legal presence.” The Game Piece has “personhood” and is recognized as a corporate person with its own “rights”/benefits/privileges. The player is Doing-Business-As the legal presence game piece. The player is the CEO and the monopoly game tries to use the human player as surety for the game piece/legal presence. (without being paid minimum wage, btw)
A Birth Certificate is the “creation” of the game piece and significantly changes the legal status of the human being/player within the game. According to California Vital Records, a Birth Certificate is a Bank Note. It is not a thing of value, but it is worth debt. (NOTE: Debt isn’t worth anything of value according to CA Vital Records)
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