#PoliceState USA – Cop caught with 4 pounds of marijuana at home won’t be charged

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via: http://rt.com/usa/

If any more proof of a police state USA was ever needed here it is, by the day cops are above the law. America is now run by criminals in Government, Congress, CEO’s and a Police Force allowed to be above the law. I tire saying this but America you are a Fascist State. Below are many examples of a police state, my words and the actual meaning. This cops job was to hand all drugs into his office of work and log it in the system, he kept it in his car!

The official search warrant

The official search warrant

America if you do anything, WATCH THIS VIDEO, you will see your enslavement slowly happening

Here are hundreds more videos by Americans who care and fight back: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=police+state+usa

Wake Up America: The Rise of the Police State
Via Police State USA on You Tube

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_state – Police state is a term that originally designated a state regulated by a civil administration, but since the middle of the 20th Century, the term has “taken on the emotional and derogatory meaning of a government that exercises power arbitrarily through the police.”The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. Political control may be exerted by means of a secret police force which operates outside the boundaries normally imposed by a constitutional state. Robert von Mohl, who first introduced the rule of law to German jurisprudence, contrasted the Rechtsstaat (“legal” or “constitutional” state) with the aristocratic Polizeistaat(“police state”)

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A California police officer already being investigated by the District Attorney’s office was discovered with four pounds of marijuana in his home, but he won’t be charged with possession. His future on the force, however, is uncertain. K-9 police officer Joe Avila, a veteran with the Richmond Police Department, has been on administrative leave since September after an internal investigation found he failed to file more than three dozen police reports.

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(Alleged) Drug using Police officer Joe Avila

READ MORE: Legal marijuana is ‘inevitable,’ says California attorney general

One of those reports involved the seizure of four to five pounds of marijuana. Instead of storing the pot in the department’s evidence locker, Avila stored it in the trunk of his car and home, and failed to file a police report about the seizure. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, which has been investigating the case, said it is not inclined to file charges. The county’s chief public defender, Robin Lipetzky, told The Contra Costa Times the evidence is not strong enough to produce a conviction.

What a surprise, the cop who stole #Cannabis won’t be punished. #AskACop, they know how to get away with anything! http://t.co/Ypdv6AI4ab

#Cannabis #Weed #Bud (@MarijAWanna) December 17, 2014

The incident happened on November 25, 2013, when Avila picked up a box containing the marijuana from a UPS store. He radioed a dispatcher to say he would file an incident report, but that never happened and the marijuana never found its way into the department evidence locker, a violation of police policy.

READ MORE: Seattle cop responsible for 80 percent of marijuana citations reassigned

Instead, the marijuana ended up in his Oakley home. According to police sources, officers are required to follow strict guidelines about labeling, packaging and storing potential evidence. They must also file a police report before the end of their shift unless special circumstances dictate they don’t.

When questioned about his missing incident reports, Avila told investigators that he used two pounds of the marijuana to train his police dog in February 2014. When pressed, he acknowledged there may be more in the trunk of his K-9 patrol car or at his house. During their search, police found marijuana in the home.

READ MORE: LA cops accused of cutting power to marijuana clinic, planting guns

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_27148829/richmond-officer-found-marijuana-home-wont-face-charges

http://www.theweedblog.com/police-officer-caught-with-four-pounds-of-marijuana-wont-be-charged/

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/drug-law/california-police-officer-caught-marijuana-his-home-wont-likely-face-charges

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UK oil industry facing ‘crisis’ with price under $60

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30525539

Anyone in the UK will notice a huge drop in petrol (Gas in the USA) at the petrol pump, Asda and Tesco sit at £1.12 a gallon, the lowest it’s been for a LONG time. But when you read this BBC article you will note this Corporate Greed I keep talking about. People have lost jobs because only £$Billions are being made, not Trillions of $£

The UK’s oil industry is in ‘crisis’ as prices drop, a senior industry leader has told the BBC. Oil companies and service providers are cutting staff and investment to save money. Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers’ association Brindex, told the BBC that the industry is “close to collapse”. Almost no new projects in the North Sea are profitable with oil below $60, he claims.

Retreat

“It’s almost impossible to make money at these oil prices”, Mr Allan, who is a director of Premier Oil in addition to chairing Brindex, told the BBC. “It’s a huge crisis.” “This has happened before, and the industry adapts, but the adaptation is one of slashing people, slashing projects and reducing costs wherever possible, and that’s painful for our staff, painful for companies and painful for the country.”

“It’s close to collapse. In terms of new investments – there will be none, everyone is retreating, people are being laid off at most companies this week and in the coming weeks. Budgets for 2015 are being cut by everyone.” Mr Allan said many of the job cuts across the industry would not have been publicly announced. Oil workers are often employed as contractors, which are easier for employers to cut. His remarks echo comments made by the veteran oil man and government adviser Sir Ian Wood, who last week predicted a wave of job losses in the North Sea over the next 18 months.

Decline

The US-based oil giant ConocoPhillips is cutting 230 out of 1,650 jobs in the UK.

This month it announced a 20% reduction in its worldwide capital expenditure budget, in response to falling oil prices. Other big oil firms are expected to make similar cuts to their drilling and exploration budgets. Research from the investment bank Goldman Sachs predicted that they would need to cut capital expenditure by 30% to restore their profitability at current prices. Service providers to the industry have also been hit. Texas-based oilfield services company Schlumberger cut back its UK-based fleet of geological survey ships in December, taking an $800m loss and cutting an unspecified number of jobs.

Aberdeen-based Wood Group announced a pay freeze for staff, and cut rates for its contractors. UK oil and gas production has been in decline since 1999 – though the rate of decline slowed in 2013, a year which saw the highest level of investment on record. The industry was hoping to see continued high levels of investment, stemming the inevitable decline of production as North Sea’s resources are used up. But falling oil prices have put that in doubt.

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“Second Species” On Earth Controls Money & Religion

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By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

The video and title are VERY hard to take in, but ask the question! Why are there so many ‘Whistleblowers’? People risking their lives to tell the truth. Now can we link this to all the banking Deaths earlier this year? I don’t know, all I do know is there is a cartel of criminals at the very tip of the World Bank. Money for the poor NEVER reaches the poor. Your call on what you believe http://shaunynews.com/?s=Suicides+bank&submit=Search I don’t believe the ‘Alien’ title here but I do get that there is still a group of people holding the financial cards for the entire world. If we don’t all know this by now then I recommend opening Google and checking the Banking Suicide’s all over the World the last year as a starting point to a much broader and bigger story, the link I provided above are all the banking deaths. One where a male Banker killed himself with a nail gun, shooting himself in the arms and legs as well, doesn’t make sense but this was the official story. If we think outside the box we see the bigger picture, or we don’t care and live in the dark. We have this choice

Former World Bank Senior Council, Karen Hudes has been making a lot of noise lately, and she recently said something she’s never said before. She said that a second species on Earth controls money and religion. Many people who have held positions to know things that the rest of us might not know have made some very shocking statements lately. For example, Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Minister of National Defence recently said that there are at least “4 known alien species that have been visiting Earth for thousands of years.” You can read more about that here.

I am aware that just because somebody says something does not mean that it’s true, no matter what their background. At the same time, what she says corroborates with a lot of ancient historical facts, and modern day disclosures of other strange phenomenon, like UFOs, secret societies and more. For someone like this to gain credibility as a World Bank whistle-blower and then all of a sudden make a comment like this is quite shocking. Although, in her interview she did discredit the idea of extraterrestrials on the planet, which I definitely disagree with. There is an enormous amount of evidence out there to suggest we are not alone, and we have indeed been visited. For more information on that click here.

“These countries are not monolithic, there are forces fighting the corruption and there are forces that have totally been co-opted, and the way they act is treasonous to the people in those countries. The group that’s behind the network of control are the Jesuits, and there are also some groups behind them. One of these groups are hominids, they’re not human beings. They are very smart, they are not creative, they are mathematical. They had a much stronger force in the earlier ice-age. They have elongated skulls, they may produce offspring in mating with female humans, but that offspring is not fertile. We live in a world of secret societies, and secrets, and the information that ought to be public is not public.”

Karen held her senior position at the World Bank for twelve years before deciding to blow the whistle on the World Bank and corruption within it. She studies law at Yale Law School and economics at the University of Amsterdam. She worked in the US Export Import Bank of the US from 1980-1985 and in the Legal Department of the World Bank from 1986-2007. She established the Non-Governmental Organization Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations of the American Branch of the International Law Association.

These are shocking statements that come shortly after gaining attention for being a credible world bank whistleblower, stating that the world is in a “currency war,” that the Federal Reserve continues to print money like crazy, and if they keep going at the pace they are on, other countries will no longer accept this currency. She has been exposing criminal corruption that takes place at the highest levels of financial institutions. In 1999, she reported the corrupt take-over of the second largest bank in the Philippines. She’s exposed the collusion that takes place between financial institutions and various governments, and much much more.

This is a great clip of her telling us some important stuff. Before you brush off what she has to say, keep in mind that the reality of many strange phenomenon has a large amount of proof to back it up, or at least be open to the possibility.

http://beforeitsnews.com/power-elite/2014/09/former-world-bank-senior-council-says-a-second-species-on-earth-controls-money-religion-are-these-the-khazars-2446762.html

http://slumz.boxden.com/f605/mar-31-former-world-bank-senior-council-says-a-second-species-on-earth-controls-money-and-religion-2057751/index2.html

http://philosophers-stone.co.uk/wordpress/2014/03/former-world-bank-senior-council-says-a-second-species-on-earth-controls-money-religion/

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Barack Obama – The Lies in one video – Take note Scotland!

This is a World Wide Problem

This is a World Wide Problem

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Many people I speak to from the USA back this man. Now I believe firmly before he took office he was telling the truth, once in office he was told the truth, THAT IS ‘TOW THE LINE’ If anyone thinks this is untrue look to Bush before him. You don’t vote because they count the votes. My country Scotland just seen this up close and personal when we were lied to and freedom was taken from us, for now, we are fighting back, HARD. I want to push this issue hard because STILL people think lies are only told by Scottish media and Scottish people, well, sadly Scotland, take a few notes here, it is a World issue and one we JUST seen up close and personal!

WAKEY WAKEY! 

 https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/british-politicians-to-face-criminal-investigation-over-scottish-referendum/

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/police-probe-claims-pro-uk-campaigners-took-illegal-postal-vote-tallies/

This video was made by a few famous American rappers and a few more, should Scotland do the same? 

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Independent Scotland could be AAA rated – Standard & Poors – Another MYTH BUSTED!

The highly credible Standard & Poors

The highly credible Standard & Poors

The very same group who monitor countries credit ratings and downgraded the USA to AA from AAA have came out and said Scotland would be an AAA Rated country, the highest rating a country can have. This is a massive blow to the No camp on the eve of the vote and a story we MUST get viral over night. The polls close around 27 hours from now, lets get this amazing information out there. For people not in the know or who do not understand, you can see America is High Grade and not prime, Scotland would be prime. So another Myth shot to pieces Scotland

In a massive blow to the credibility of the No Campaign’s scaremongering, the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s released a report yesterday, clearly stating that an independent Scotland would be an investment grade economy.

The report states emphatically that S&P would expect Scotland to ‘benefit from all the attributes of an investment-grade sovereign credit’  due to its ‘wealthy’ economy, and that it sees ‘no fundamental reason’ in terms of Scotland’s balance sheet why Scotland could not float its own currency (even though we do not intend to).

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Standard_poors_ratings_mar302009Interestingly, given that it comes on the heels of yesterday’s exaggerated media coverage of the statement by Standard Life, S&P actually reported that  ‘a shrinking of Scotland’s ‘unusually large’ financial services sector could boost the country’s sovereign credit rating by reducing the size of the economy’s external balance sheet and reducing its liabilities’.

In other words, the perception of Scotland’s credit-worthiness could be even stronger if one or two banks left. They won’t of course, which is why we only mention this for academic interest, but it reminds that we should be careful about presuming that if certain institutions did leave, it would be a disaster. RBS comes to mind in particular. Of course, RBS is deleveraging so quickly that the size of its asset base in Scotland is likely to have reduced even more significantly by independence day in March 2016. And the financial sector in Scotland contributes to a smaller share of GDP than the UK as a whole anyway.

Far from worrying about the volatility of oil prices, credit ratings agencies seem to be more concerned about the highly volatile financial sector that dominates the UK’s economy, and of course contributed to the recession and credit crisis. Business for Scotland has long argued that this is where the real threat to Scotland’s economy lies.

The report gives Scotland a positive rating even under the scenario that:

  • Scotland would not have a currency union and would have its own currency (which BFS does not believe will happen)
  • Scotland would inherit a population share of UK debt (which BFS expects to happen because Scotland will gain a fair share of assets including currency)
  • A major financial institution or two were to leave (which they won’t in our view)

There are seven major rebuttals to the No Campaign’s position in the report:

1) Oil revenues are bonus to Scotland, not something we are dependent on.

S&P state that Scotland could manage independently even without the contribution of the North Sea. Our GDP without oil is roughly similar to other credit-worthy nations.

2) Scotland is not excessively reliant on oil.
S&P says it only considers an economy to be over-reliant on a particular industry if it accounts for more than 20% of GDP. Oil in Scotland is between 12-16% of GDP.

3) The people of Scotland and the business community can be confident in the strength of an independent Scotland’s economy.

S&P cites  ‘high-quality human capital, flexible product and labour markets and transparent institutions’ as further reasons for confidence in the Scottish economy.

4) Scotland has a strong balance of payments.
The report states: ‘Overall, then, from a balance of payments perspective, there is
little evidence that Scotland depends on the rest of the world to finance a large share of its annual GDP. In other words, net external financing on an annual basis appears to be relatively low’.

5) Scotland is a wealthy nation.

The report compares the GDP (wealth in the economy) on a per head basis with other countries, stating:

  • Scotland GDP p/capita = $47,369
  • Germany GDP p/capita = $43,855
  • UK GDP p/capita = $41,066
  • New Zealand GDP p/capita =$39,840

All of those nations have an AAA credit rating from at least one of the three big credit rating agencies and Moody’s rates New Zealand higher than it does the UK.

6) Scotland has a varied tax base (and by extension a diverse economy).
S&P states ‘even excluding North Sea output and calculating per capita GDP only by looking at onshore income, Scotland would qualify for our highest economic assessment. Higher GDP per capita, in our view, gives a country a broader potential tax and funding base to draw from, which supports creditworthiness’.

7) Danny Alexander’s credibility is in tatters

 

Danny Alexander credibility in tatters

Danny Alexander credibility in tatters

Was his evidence incompetent or knowingly misleading?  As another element to the self-styled Project Fear bites the dust how, can anyone believe a word that the No Campaign say?Treasury Minister Danny Alexander is one of the gang of three who have schemed with Alistair Darling to convince Scots we have no rights to our own currency. In February, he gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee where he said interest rate rises in an independent Scotland would suffer from an “independence premium” on borrowing from the markets, leading to “an extra £1,700 a year for the average mortgage-payer”.
Now one of the credit ratings agencies has suggested Scotland would be investment grade and compared it to peers who are all AAA rated.

 Is it all milk and honey then?

No, clearly not. The world is recovering after a major recession and financial crisis caused in part by the lack of regulation and foresight of previous Chancellors such as the No Campaign’s Alastair Darling or Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. Scotland faces significant issues after a No vote, not least the generations of Westminster austerity budgets to come and the associated deep cuts in Scotland’s budget.

The S&P reports clearly states there would be a transition period and that: ‘If Scotland were not to join a monetary union then Scottish financial institutions would not have access to lending facilities from a major central bank such as the European Central Bank (ECB) or the Bank of England’.  This is true and is one of the reasons why the Scottish Government is willing to accept a fair share of the UK national debt in return for a long term agreement on continuing the currency union that will benefit both Scotland and rUK, not least by both minimising small business transaction costs on business both sides of the border and, as it happens, helping to protect the rUK’s credit rating.
The report concludes: ‘In short, the challenge for Scotland to go it alone would be significant, but not unsurpassable’.

Conclusion
Several of the No Campaign’s scare stories about Scotland’s financial position as an independent nation have been completely blown out of the water by this report. It states, emphatically, that an independent Scotland would be an investment worthy nation. It also highlights that Scotland’s economic peers are all AAA rated by at least one major credit agency.

We have a choice, with a NO vote we have the significant and possibly unsurpassable challenges of staying in the union or vote YES and face the challenges and opportunities of the world in control of our own destiny. We can deal with the “not unsurpassable”, challenges with the freedom to be the country we want to be and to head in the direction we choose to go.

With a YES vote we can, create a successful and sustainably growing economy whilst sharing wealth more fairly in the interests of the economy, business and Scotland people as a whole.

http://newsnetscotland.com/index.php/referendum/8806-credit-agency-confirms-indy-scotland-set-for-triple-a-credit-rating

http://www.standardandpoors.com/products-services/RatingsDirect-Global-Credit-Portal/en/us

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Podcast/Audio – The day before the vote for Scottish Independence – NO REGRET

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My last podcast before the referendum, the links below are from Articles I mention in this 10 minute Audio Podcast. No Regrets Scotland, no regrets! 

Audio/Podcast below

Blog done by my friend Anne from the USA http://talesalongtheway.com/2014/09/16/shaun-gibson/

The Sun Article https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/as-we-all-thought-the-yes-campaign-is-miles-ahead/

1. Boris Johnson Story https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/boris-johnson-vows-to-resist-scots-tax-devolution-as-i-said-early-august/
2. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/boris-johnson-let-slip-tory-plans-to-deny-scotland-powers-if-we-vote-no-in-the-referendum-share-please/

The Great Dictator – David Hayman – Scottish Independence https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/the-great-dictator-david-hayman-scottish-independence-please-share-rt/

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Scotland – 3 days to go, how do you feel? Happy? Hopeful? Sure? Unsure?

IT REALLY IS THIS IMPORTANT!

IT REALLY IS THIS IMPORTANT! lol

Well Scotland we have 3 days to go and the image above captures perfectly the fear the BBC and a few other media outlets are doing, throwing stupid fear at people, SCOTLAND, RISE ABOVE IT. Many think, like me it’s a done deal, we won, yes won, we have gained independence from the Union, a Union of criminals and liars. ANYONE who thought Conspiracy Theorists were nutters need only look at the BBC and other Media to now know what a Conspiracy is. When 3 or more people get together to tell a lie or deceive and to be fair, they have tried EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK! But failed!

We can say for certain now the No campaign has NOT played fair. I have done a few blogs on the in-coming lies, many of the Facebook referendum owners have warned people too. I knew it was coming. We have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to get through, to not buy into the lies. I have kept an eye on all the lies and Myths here https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/?s=Myth and https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/?s=Lies Now not all are about Scotland so ignore the other ones

Other know it also...

Today’s Sun Newspaper, small article, but 100% spot on

So 3 days to go. Come Friday Scotland will be in one of two places. 1. Free from a Union of corruption, liars and cheats as we CLEARLY see now Scotland. 2. Part of the Union with HELL to come our way. Make no mistake Scotland, if it’s an unlikely no vote we are in BIG TROUBLE in many ways and Hollyrood can only do so much to protect us. I pray the vote is fair and has no issues at the end. Anyone remember George Bush Jr and his win against Al Gore? Well here is a reminder! When someone becomes POTUS, President of the United States Of America, they get out the car half way up Pennsylvania avenue to the White House

You hear the boos? His car was getting egged and he was the first President EVER to not walk Pennsylvania avenue, why? Well he cheated.

Now George Bush won Florida late on after Al Gore, we were told had won Florida. John Ellis was in charge of Fox News in Florida, his Brother was the Senator for Florida and  Bush’s election team counted the vote in Florida. It was the biggest scam ever. Gore won! Anyone who knows only a small part of this story know’s Bush cheated and 10 Months later on 9/11 the World Changed forever. We need to change our World forever Scotland

Now I know this is America, but Scotland we must we weary that the vote counters are fair. Many are saying “TAKE YOUR OWN PEN AND DON’T VOTE WITH A PENCIL” Now there is a reality to that, many will say “Nonsense Shaun” but think about it, if we all used a Pen and not a Pencil, it would be obvious there was something going on.

So, how do YOU feel about Thursday? You think Yes will win? You think No will win? You confident? You scared? There are so many emotions Scotland. I ask you all right now to not be scared, to 100% know and understand the No camp lied and cheated, but are still likely to lose, why? Because Scotland, we are WAY smarter than that, anyone watching the BBC or reading the Daily record and believing it, please, turn the channel, turn the page

Three days Scotland and we can be free to build a fairer, richer, happier Scotland

Listen and believe the lies and our Children and Grandchildren suffer, badly

Shaun

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Scottish independence: Tesco plays down ‘Yes’ cost increase claim by #BT

Tesco supermarket said the referendum vote was a matter for the Scottish people

Tesco supermarket said the referendum vote was a matter for the Scottish people

Supermarket giant Tesco has played down claims its prices would rise in an independent Scotland. It described the suggestion in a pro-Union Better Together campaign leaflet as “entirely speculative”. A spokesman for Tesco said the company was “neutral on the referendum” which was “a matter for the Scottish people.” But Labour’s Jackie Ballie, speaking on behalf of Better Together, said a “Yes” vote would “cost families in Scotland dear”. The statement from the UK supermarket was made after pro-Union literature used Tesco prices in Ireland to suggest that shopping in Scotland could cost 16% more after a “Yes” vote.

In a letter to a customer who had inquired about the claim in the leaflet, Tesco said “I can confirm that this is not true”, adding that it had “a great business in Scotland” and would “continue to offer the best prices whatever the outcome of the referendum”. Tesco said that higher labour and energy costs, along with government levies on certain products such as wine, pushed up some prices in Irish supermarkets. But the company insisted that “some items of fresh produce, meats and other household items” were actually cheaper in Tesco’s stores in Ireland than in its stores in the UK.

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The people of Scotland go to the polls on Thursday, 18 September, when they will be asked the “Yes/No” question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Ms Baillie said experts had made it clear that leaving the UK would increase prices in Scotland. She pointed to the work of Alan McKinnon, who is professor of Logistics at the Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg. He is reported to have said that if Scotland left the UK, the “the distribution of supplies from warehouses in England to shops and businesses in Scotland, many of which are currently internal inventory transfers, would become international trade”. The academic went on to say that would “be a very costly option and result in higher prices in the shops”.

‘Clarification welcome’

Ms Baillie said: “Times are tough enough already for families here without putting more pressures on the household budget. We know from the supermarket bosses and the experts that the cost of doing business in Scotland is more expensive than elsewhere in the UK. “Being part of the UK means we can spread this extra cost amongst customers across the whole of the UK, rather than the burden falling on Scottish families alone.” However, the Yes Scotland campaign said that the intervention of Tesco to clarify its position had left the Better together campaign embarrassed. The SNP’s Derek Mackay said: “Tesco’s clarification is welcome – the No campaign must withdraw their misleading leaflet as a matter of urgency. “People across Scotland have already started casting their votes in the referendum – for them to be able to make the right choice they must be given the facts. “That the decision was taken to include these ridiculous claims in their official referendum communication says it all – their complete lack of vision for Scotland means all they can do is scaremonger in a desperate attempt to convince people to vote No.”

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Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not

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An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt.  The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion.

As one European country after another fails or risks failing, imperiling the Euro, with repercussions for the entire world, the last thing the powers that be want is for Iceland to become an example. Here’s why:

Five years of a pure neo-liberal regime had made Iceland, (population 320 thousand, no army), one of the richest countries in the world. In 2003 all the country’s banks were privatized, and in an effort to attract foreign investors, they offered on-line banking whose minimal costs allowed them to offer relatively high rates of return. The accounts, called IceSave, attracted many English and Dutch small investors.  But as investments grew, so did the banks’ foreign debt.  In 2003 Iceland’s debt was equal to 200 times its GNP, but in 2007, it was 900 percent.  The 2008 world financial crisis was the coup de grace. The three main Icelandic banks, Landbanki, Kapthing and Glitnir, went belly up and were nationalized, while the Kroner lost 85% of its value with respect to the Euro.  At the end of the year Iceland declared bankruptcy.

Contrary to what could be expected, the crisis resulted in Icelanders recovering their sovereign rights, through a process of direct participatory democracy that eventually led to a new Constitution.  But only after much pain.

Geir Haarde, the Prime Minister of a Social Democratic coalition government, negotiated a two million one hundred thousand dollar loan, to which the Nordic countries added another two and a half million. But the foreign financial community pressured Iceland to impose drastic measures.  The FMI and the European Union wanted to take over its debt, claiming this was the only way for the country to pay back Holland and Great Britain, who had promised to reimburse their citizens.

Protests and riots continued, eventually forcing the government to resign. Elections were brought forward to April 2009, resulting in a left-wing coalition which condemned the neoliberal economic system, but immediately gave in to its demands that Iceland pay off a total of three and a half million Euros.  This required each Icelandic citizen to pay 100 Euros a month (or about $130) for fifteen years, at 5.5% interest, to pay off a debt incurred by private parties vis a vis other private parties. It was the straw that broke the reindeer’s back.

What happened next was extraordinary. The belief that citizens had to pay for the mistakes of a financial monopoly, that an entire nation must be taxed to pay off private debts was shattered, transforming the relationship between citizens and their political institutions and eventually driving Iceland’s leaders to the side of their constituents. The Head of State, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, refused to ratify the law that would have made Iceland’s citizens responsible for its bankers’ debts, and accepted calls for a referendum.

Of course the international community only increased the pressure on Iceland. Great Britain and Holland threatened dire reprisals that would isolate the country.  As Icelanders went to vote, foreign bankers threatened to block any aid from the IMF.  The British government threatened to freeze Icelander savings and checking accounts. As Grimsson said: “We were told that if we refused the international community’s conditions, we would become the Cuba of the North.  But if we had accepted, we would have become the Haiti of the North.” (How many times have I written that when Cubans see the dire state of their neighbor, Haiti, they count themselves lucky.)

In the March 2010 referendum, 93% voted against repayment of the debt.  The IMF immediately froze its loan.  But the revolution (though not televised in the United States), would not be intimidated. With the support of a furious citizenry, the government launched civil and penal investigations into those responsible for the financial crisis.  Interpol put out an international arrest warrant for the ex-president of Kaupthing, Sigurdur Einarsson, as the other bankers implicated in the crash fled the country.

But Icelanders didn’t stop there: they decided to draft a new constitution that would free the country from the exaggerated power of international finance and virtual money.  (The one in use had been written when Iceland gained its independence from Denmark, in 1918, the only difference with the Danish constitution being that the word ‘president’ replaced the word ‘king’.)

To write the new constitution, the people of Iceland elected twenty-five citizens from among 522 adults not belonging to any political party but recommended by at least thirty citizens. This document was not the work of a handful of politicians, but was written on the internet. The constituent’s meetings are streamed on-line, and citizens can send their comments and suggestions, witnessing the document as it takes shape. The constitution that eventually emerges from this participatory democratic process will be submitted to parliament for approval after the next elections.

Some readers will remember that Iceland’s ninth century agrarian collapse was featured in Jared Diamond’s book by the same name. Today, that country is recovering from its financial collapse in ways just the opposite of those generally considered unavoidable, as confirmed yesterday by the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde to Fareed Zakaria. The people of Greece have been told that the privatization of their public sector is the only solution.  And those of Italy, Spain and Portugal are facing the same threat.

They should look to Iceland. Refusing to bow to foreign interests, that small country stated loud and clear that the people are sovereign.

That’s why it is not in the news anymore.

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Attempted Assassination of Vladimir Putin, But Got the Wrong Plane?

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New information reveals that President Vladimir Putin’s plane may have been the target of an attempted assassination! He is doing many things right and standing strong for what is moral in this world. Furthermore, he is going against the grain of the New World Order, and we all know they don’t like that!

Video Via: Lyn Leahz

NWO Attempted Assassination of Vladimir Putin–It Certainly Looks That Way!

RT News reports:

Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 295, Interfax news agency reports citing sources.“I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft – 15:44 Moscow time,” a source told the news agency on condition of anonymity. “The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical”, the source added.   http://rt.com/news/173672-malaysia-plane-crash-putin/

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Is it possible that the Malaysian plane that went down was meant to be his? Did they try to assassinate him? Watch the facts stated in the videos below, because it certainly appears that way! Check out this breaking video news footage and see for yourself! RT NEWS LINK:  http://rt.com/news/173672-malaysia-plane-crash-putin/ (Please check out for full details)

NWO ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION ON PUTIN Wrong Jetliner Targeted Killing 295 on Malaysia Jetliner!

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WOW! Malaysian Plane Missile Strike — 100% False Flag Attack, Intended To Assassinate Putin

Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 298, Interfax news agency reports citing sources. “I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft – 15:44 Moscow time,” a source told the news agency on condition of anonymity. “The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical”, the source added.  At the same time, there have been reports contradicting Intefax’s report that was the first and the only media source to publish the news, saying that Presidential plane was not flying over Ukraine at the same time. As a source told Gazeta.ru online news portal, Putin’s plane does take off from Vnukovo-3 [the terminal that accepts business jets], but the president does not fly over the conflict-gripped neighboring country. “Putin has only one jet – Board One, he does not fly other planes. This plane always takes off from Vnukovo-3, but the presidential plane have not been flying over Ukraine for a while,” the source at Vnukovo-3 terminal said. President Putin was on his way from Brazil, where he attended the BRICS summit, to Moscow.

Responsibility Putin plane shot down in Ukraine

 

http://beforeitsnews.com/blogging-citizen-journalism/2014/07/mh17-update-putins-plane-may-have-been-intended-target-2454528.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-200197/Plot-assassinate-Putin-foiled.html

http://futuristrendcast.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/blatant-falseflag-ukraine-missile-targeted-putins-plane-hit-malaysia-mh17-instead/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_journalists_killed_in_Russia

 

 

 

 

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