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A New Mode of Warfare – The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets

Back in January upon coming into office, Syriza probably could not have won a referendum on whether to pay or not to pay. It didn’t have a full parliamentary majority, and had to rely on a nationalist party for Tsipras to become prime minister. (That party balked at cutting back Greek military spending, which was 3% of GDP, and which the troika had helpfully urged to be cut back in order to balance the government’s budget.) Seeing how unyielding the opposition was, Syriza’s stance was: “We would like to pay. But there’s no money.”
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IMF has made €2.5 billion profit out of Greece loans

Ahead of the payment of €462 million by Greece to the IMF on Thursday 9 April, figures released by the Jubilee Debt Campaign show that the IMF has made €2.5 billion of profit out of its loans to Greece since 2010. If Greece does repay the IMF in full this will rise to €4.3 billion by 2024.
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Iceland hands corrupt bankers prison sentences of up to four years and six months

Six defendants in the Kaupþing market manipulation case, the biggest case of this type in Iceland’s history, have been handed prison sentences ranging from one year to four years and six months. By fully financing share purchases with no other surety than the shares themselves, the bank was accused of giving a false and misleading impression of demand for Kaupþingi shares by means of deception and pretence.
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Obama signs bill giving himself fast-track powers for trade deals

President Barack Obama signed a bill giving him "fast-track" powers to conduct and conclude trade legislation. The bill was approved by Congress last week after months of contentious debate and several difficult votes. In addition to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), as the fast-track bill is officially called, the president signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) act, extending aid to US workers who might lose their jobs as a consequence of free-trade deals.
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Greece: Why Is a Nation of 11 Million Causing Stock Market Losses Around the World Today?

The situation in Greece this morning is as follows: banks and the Athens Stock Exchange have been closed until at least July 6, following a breakdown in talks between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the country’s creditors. The July 6 date stems from the vote in the Greek parliament over the weekend to hold a July 5 referendum allowing Greek citizens to vote on the austerity program offered by creditors in exchange for extending more loans to Greece
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How Activists Won Reparations for the Survivors of Chicago Police Department Torture

The Chicago City Council formally recognized the sordid history of former police commander Jon Burge's 20-year reign of police torture by passing historic legislation that provides reparations to the survivors. Given that Friday was the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, it seems like an apt time to reflect on this history.
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New Thousand Page Pentagon War Manual Potentially Lumps Journalists in with “Unprivileged Belligerents”

A 1,176 page Pentagon war manual was recently released that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. The book of combat instructions, titled “Department of Defense Law of War Manual,” apparently covers rules of war for all branches of the U.S. military.
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Obama Issues 19 Classified Directives Changing Laws Passed by Congress

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.” — Lord Acton
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Why the UK is No Longer Shocked at Establishment Sex Abuse Cover Ups

Mention the three P’s in the U.K.—pedophiles, politicians, and Parliament, and you are likely to face a range of reactions. Despite reports in parts of the mainstream press, there are those whose eyes widen while dismissing you as an anti-establishment conspiracy theorist who takes things too far. Then there are the whistleblowers, survivors, lawyers, and politicians demanding investigations whilst working tirelessly to peel the paint from under the whitewashing.
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Greek Contagion Spreads As Several Italian Bank Stocks Failed To Open

While things have normalized since the open thanks entirely to the SNB's aggressive EUR-buying, CHF-selling intervention (good to see that central banks have read the BIS' report and have learned from their prior intervention mistakes), earlier this morning we got a snapshot of what happens if and when the SNB, and then the ECB itself, finally lose control when as a result of the Greek crisis the contagion promptly spread a few hundred kilometers west to Italy where as the WSJ reported, "several Italian banks failed to start trading on Monday as fears over a Greek debt default induced many investors to shed peripheral stocks, including Italian, with banks suffering the most."
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Why We’re Headed Toward A “Cashless Society”

Yesterday, came a report that the prime minister of Poland, Ewa Kopacz, has urged Poles traveling to Greece to take “a larger amount of cash” with them. Why? Because the situation could be “very dynamic,” she says. “Please do not count only on your ATM cards and on ATMs, but take a larger amount of cash with you.”
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DHS/Police say criminals drive cars that's why they're using a new infrared license plate scanning system

A new infrared police license plate reader system called the Data Driver Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDCAT) can spy on nearly a million license plates in a two-month span. DDACT's are being used in Idaho as evidenced by the above video.
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Baltimore Police Called Out For Making Up ‘Gang Violence’ Stories To Scare Public

Remember when the Baltimore Police Department was telling all of these stories about “Bloods” and “Crips” uniting to “destroy” the city and its “heroic” police force? Now city leaders are coming forward and calling out the police for these claims. Last Thursday several leaders publicly questioned the Baltimore Police Department as to why they issued a public warning the morning of Freddie Gray’s funeral. That warning claimed that police officers were being targeted by a united Blood-Crip alliance that would not rest until every Baltimore officer was dead.
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Greek debt crisis: Banks to remain shut all week

Greek banks are closed and will stay shut for the week, after the country's debt crisis took a dramatic turn. But cash machines are due to reopen in the afternoon and there are reports of fresh queues.
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11,500 US VISAS STOLEN IN MEXICO

The gunmen who recently hijacked a cargo truck carrying visas and documents bound for the U.S. consulates in Monterrey and Guadalajara were able to steal 11,500 border crossing cards that had just left this border city. Breitbart Texas was able to learn exclusively that the truck had 11,500 border crossing cards and had just departed from Brownsville when it was hijacked just south of the Texas border as previously reported.
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Uber Faces Another Privacy Complaint - Tracking Users After Leaving Car?

Uber is the nation's largest ride-sharing company. You can get a ride in over 60 cities and become a taxi driver too. Because the model circumvents typical government and business obstacles and allows individuals the ability to draw extra income, it's been a boon to free market and entrepreneur admirers. Unfortunately, the admiration bumps up against hesitation withfears of surveillance and tracking via its state-of-the-art software. That technology may have led to a $200+ million investment by Google last year. It was rumored that the investment would gotowards expansion into person-to-person delivery service, but so far those dreams are unrealized.
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Puerto Rico is on the verge of default

While all the focus is on Greece there is another government that looks like defaulting on its debts: Puerto Rico’s.
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57 countries set to sign on to China-backed investment bank AIIB

One of China’s biggest foreign policy successes ever will take concrete shape Monday when delegates from 57 countries sign an agreement on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing. The founding members of the China-backed AIIB will sign articles of agreement that decide each member’s share and the bank’s initial capital.
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CNN thinks comedy dildo flag at London Gay Pride is "ISIS FLAG"

A bystander says she spotted a man dressed in black and white was waving what may be an flag at a gay pride parade in London.
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Obamacare is a Public Requiem by Supreme Decree

Do you have an absolute right to refuse medical treatment? Well, if you recognize the immutable authority of natural rights, you must defend the birthright of individuals to reject the quackery of government-imposed medicine. Common law clearly discerns that there are limits on the power of governments to force human beings into becoming pinned up sheep, against their will. Already far too many cowardly citizens are eager to comply with the next dictate of a tyrannical regime. Subsequently, when the death panels summon you into their diagnostic pool of drugs, why would you want to accept the pharmaceutical prescription for a controlled and managed demise?
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