Bizarre cloud spotted above seaside town, freaks everyone out

What do you think was seen in the sky, near Melbourne, Australia? -LW


On Monday at approximately 1 p.m., something strange happened in the small, seaside town of Wonthaggi. A resident by the name of Carol spotted an unidentified rainbow object in the sky.

Was it a doorway into another realm? Had the aliens finally arrived? Wonthaggi, 132 kilometres out of Melbourne, knew it must have a purpose — was this it?

Carol did what many residents would have done: she called radio station 3AW in a cry for help. By this stage, the town was in a panic, posting photos of various sightings on Twitter, begging for answers. It felt like it may be the final communication before the world reached its colourful end.

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Fear not, humankind. Michael Efron from the Bureau of Meterology saved the day.

“It looks like a fallstreak cloud, also known as a punch hole cloud,” he told Fairfax Media.

“They form when the water temperature in the cloud is below freezing, but the water has not yet frozen due to a lack of ice nucleation particles. In this case, when the water does start to freeze, it falls down to the surface … so you’re left with this cloud surrounding it, this clear area.”

As you were, everyone.

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The G20 Rap – News Comedy #StopDataRetention

This is a hilarious way to tell the world about the recent G20 summit in Australia and global politics, in general. Enjoy! -LW

Welcome to Rap News. The G20 Summit is happening and the leaders of the wealthiest nations on the planet are converging on Australia to come and learn directly at the feet of the master of fascist dystopian f**kwittery: Tony Abbott. Join the noble Australian Prime Minister as he lists his recent achievements and launches the opening of the G20 Summit in Australia, backed by a faithful and compliant mainstream media, represented by our favourite local correspondent Ken Oathcarn. This episode features a magical cameo from Wizard Senator Scott Ludlam, who has been campaigning tirelessly in speeches to empty Senate rooms to stop the Government’s proposed mandatory data retention laws – coming up soon for a vote in the Senate. After this G20 episode, no one will be in any doubt why Australia is leading the civilised world in the global race to towards 1984.

Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home studio in Melbourne, Australia, on Wurundjeri Land.

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* Video effects, animations and backgrounds created by Jonas Schweizer (aka Kookybone)
* Abbott’s daughters played by Ellen Burbidge and Lucy Cahill
* Fancy chorus and backup vocals by Ming Lang and Ellen Burbidge
* Gollum and Gandalf vox by Ming Lang
* All other acting by Hugo & Giordano; all other vox by Hugo.
* Make up for Tony Abbott by Rosie Dunlop
* Filming assistance and syncing/keying by Damian Tapley
* Website and image assistance by Zoe Tame
* Newspaper images assistance by Dbot Rawlinson
* Gandalf costume and Abbott Wig styled by Rose Chong costumiers
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* Thanks to Felicity Ruby for liaison wizardry
* Video and music edited by Giordano.

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China Launches New World Bank Rival

This sounds like the BRICS Development Bank, but BRICS isn’t even mentioned… Regardless, here is yet another sign that the world of banks and banking are rapidly changing. Based on what you know about the banking cartel that seems to run the entire world, why would US Secretary of State John Kerry ask Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to “steer clear” of this new bank? -LW


China and India are backing a 21 country $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

Memorandum of understanding were signed with 21 Asian countries in Beijing Friday. Australia, Indonesia and South Korea were absent following hidden pressure from Washington.

The development bank was proposed a year ago by Chinese President Xi Jinping, and is to offer financing for infrastructure projects in underdeveloped Asian countries.

Headquartered in Beijing, former chairman of the China International Capital Corp investment bank Jim Liqun, is expected to take a leading role.

The bank will initially be capitalized with $50 billion, most of it contributed by China. The country is planning to increase authorized capital to $100 billion. With that amount the AIIB would be two-thirds the size of the $175 billion Asian Development Bank.

India will be the second largest bank shareholder though Kuwait, Qatar, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Nepal, Oman, and all the countries of the Association of Southeast Asia, except Indonesia are involved.

Australia, Indonesia and South Korea did not participate following US claims of ‘concerns’ about a rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

Japan, China’s main rival in Asia, which dominates the Asian Development Bank along with the United States, did not attend but had not been expected to do so.

Indonesia refused to participate claiming it needs time to discuss China’s proposal.

The Australian Financial Review said US Secretary of State John Kerry had personally asked Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to “steer clear” from joining AIIB.

“Australia has been under pressure from the US for some time to not become a founding member of the bank and it is understood Mr. Kerry put the case directly to the prime minister when the pair met in Jakarta on Monday following the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo,” the paper said.

South Korea, one of America’s closest allies in Asia, is alse prevaricating. Its finance ministry said it spoke with China to request more time to consider details such as the AIIB’s governance and operational principles.

US officials have said they do not want to support an initiative Washington thinks is unlikely to promote good environmental, procurement and human rights standards in the way the World Bank and ADB are required to do.

But Chinese officials are convinced the American opposition is an attempt to contain the global rise of China and its ambition to remain the dominant power in Asia.

“You could think of this as a basketball game in which the US wants to set the duration of the game, the size of the court, the height of the basket and everything else to suit itself,” Wei Jianguo, a former Chinese commerce minister, told the Financial Times.

Matthew Goodman, scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC believes the initiatives of a BRICS Bank and AIIB “represent the first serious institutional challenge to the global economic order.”

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said the AIIB will set high standards, safeguard policies and improve on bureaucratic, unrealistic and irrelevant policies, according to the Xinhua news agency.

 

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Over 1,000 arrested in Europe crackdown on organized crime – Europol

Have the much-anticipated mass arrests finally begun? It sure seems that way! -LW


Published time: September 24, 2014 12:39
Edited time: September 24, 2014 13:33

Exterior of the Europol headquarters (AFP Photo)

Exterior of the Europol headquarters (AFP Photo)

Operation Archimedes, lasting from September15 to 23, “was the single largest coordinated assault an organized crime in Europe,” the chief of the European police organization, Rob Wainwright, told reporters on Wednesday.European police have arrested more than 1,000 suspects in an unprecedented nine-day swoop on organized crime. At least 30 Romanian children have been saved from child traffickers and over 2,000kg of drugs have been seized.

Organized crime groups and their infrastructures was the target of the operation that involved Eurojust, Frontex and Interpol.

Australia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, the USA and Colombia also participated in the raids in hundreds of locations across the European Union.

According to Wainwright, as a result of the operation 1,027 people were arrested, 30 children were rescued from trafficking, about 10,000 illegal migrants were checked and over 2.1 tonnes of drugs including cocaine, heroin and cannabis were confiscated.

Europol head said the operation, that was coordinated from The Hague, the Dutch home city of the organization, “has led I think to a very significant attack on the whole criminal infrastructure in Europe.”

“What we have seen emerging is an integrated underground criminal economy,” Reuters reports Wainwright as saying, referring to the ‘dark net’ – or encrypted internet – used by criminals to communicate with each other.

The arrests during the biggest European sweep were mainly made among criminal middlemen and criminal groups’ mediators.

“Months in the planning, it was a carefully coordinated series of attacks on key nodal points and crime sectors that underpin the underground crime economy in Europe,” Europol head said.

 

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Waiting for Global Announcements

You may wish to bookmark this page, in case there are any changes/updates to the links or schedule -LW

The UN Security Council meeting was historic. Many of the anticipated global announcements were made, and are expected to continue at the G20 and Central Banker Summit in Australia, this weekend.

Links

AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC +10) – Sydney/Cairnes
EDT = Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC -4) – Toronto/New York

If this is really it, we should see changes at the banks in the next few days.

America, This is Your Government and Their Best Laid Plans for You

In an article today by Jon Rappoport, he enlightens us as to the plans of the CIA back in 1955 to seek the development of drugs for every use imaginable to control the people and cause the ultimate decline of the human population.

Jon is a prolific writer, tireless researcher and as a true investigative journalist has done more than his share to awaken us to the reality of life in our world today. I highly recommend you visit his website and read more.

This is an excerpt from his article.

  • “The CIA wanted to find chemicals that “would produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way.” This suggests many possibilities—among them the use of drugs to fabricate diseases and thereby give the false impression of germ-caused epidemics.
  • The CIA wanted to find drugs that would “produce amnesia.” Ideal for discrediting whistleblowers, dissidents, certain political candidates, and other investigators. (Scopolamine, for example.)
  • The CIA wanted to discover drugs which would produce “paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.” A way to make people decline in health as if from diseases.
  • The CIA wanted to develop drugs that would “alter personality structure” and thus induce a person’s dependence on another person. How about dependence in general? For instance, dependence on institutions, governments?
  • The CIA wanted to discover chemicals that would “lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men.” Sounds like a general description of the devolution of society.”

That last bit also sounds like the result of fluoridated water, which is people who behave more like bovines with no ambition and simply go where they’re guided, whether prodded with a stick or led by a golden ring through the nose.

They used fluoride in the Nazi concentration camps to keep prisoners docile. It’s no small wonder America is the most comatose nation on the planet.

Check out this video from Australia wherein fluoride has been exposed for what it is.  Is this a breakthrough or what?!  If you are unaware of the dangers of fluoride, please be sure to watch this video—only 6 minutes long. It may speak of Australia, but the same thing is going on across North America.

Your government acts in its own interests; not yours. The goal is to control the population; to deceive them so they don’t rise up and exercise their rights; to discourage them from thinking for themselves and to have them believing and spewing the lies they tell.

 

Argentina Accuses US of Judicial Malpractice for Triggering Needless Default

Are we watching the cartoons before the feature presentation? Can we just get to the Main Event, please? I’m embarrassed for them just watching these jokers.

The cabal doesn’t seem to realize how absurdly obvious their actions are. It’s getting to be like slapstick comedy. Each outrageous trick has to top the previous.

This one, too, is utterly transparent. Any nation that doesn’t go along with their plan for global domination pays the price in one way or another—or many. 

And we have a rerun, too.  In N. Korea’s latest tirade, Kim Jong-un threatened AGAIN to use a nuke on the USA. It’s more theatre, I guess, since they didn’t show up for their last act in the drama, as promised. (or as the lamestream media promised)

In fact, the word on the street was that it has actually been Kim Jong-un’s GRANDMOTHER who has been running things. That’s why no one noticed when he simply disappeared with tail between legs after his original threat.

You know…if N. Korea’s target was very specific… like, just the White House… I’d say go for it. And don’t forget Congress—while in session. Enough already. Short of a miracle, I can’t see these kids playing nicely together in the sand box any time soon.

Thanks to American Kabuki for this.  ~ BP

 

 

Argentina Accuses US of Judicial Malpractice for Triggering Needless Default

Country threatens to take US to The Hague after defaulting on its debts for the second time in 12 years

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
7:56PM BST 31 Jul 2014

Argentina has threatened to take the US to the International Court of Justice for judicial malpractice, accusing the country of gross incompetence for allowing two small hedge funds to push the Argentine state into default, regardless of the mayhem caused for other creditors and the damage to ordinary people.

The bitter attack came after a New York court prevented Argentina paying $539m to its creditors even though the Peronist government of Cristina Kirchner wants to do so, in the latest bizarre development in the country’s long struggle to regain access to global capital markets.

Judge Thomas Griesa said Argentina must first pay $1.5bn in arrears to “hold-out” investors who never accepted a restructuring deal following Argentina’s last default 12 years ago, even though many scooped up the bonds for a fraction of their face value during the crisis.

Standard & Poor’s immediately declared the country to be in “selective default” after a last-minute compromise collapsed and the deadline passed on Wednesday night. Fears of a chain reaction set off panic in Buenos Aires, where the Merval index of stocks fell 7pc and leading banks plunged 12pc. Other markets suffered, too, with America’s Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.6pc in late trading. All major European markets fell, too.

“To say that Argentina is in technical default is a ridiculous hoax,” said Jorge Capitanich, Argentina’s cabinet chief, accusing Judge Griesa of acting as an “agent” of speculative funds. “There’s been mala praxis here by the US justice system, for which all three branches of the government are responsible. Argentina has tried to negotiate in good faith,” he said.

Mr Capitanich said Argentina is considering calling for a debate at the United Nations and launching an appeal at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. “We can’t have a global financial system that lets a miniscule group of funds undermine the process of debt restructuring,” he said.

The default will almost certainly push the country deeper into recession but is nothing like the traumatic events of 2000-2002 when Argentina’s GDP contracted by 11pc. Police lost control of the streets and president Fernando de la Rua had to be rescued from the roof of his mansion, Casa Rosada, in an air force helicopter. The country then defied the world, imposing a 70pc haircut on bondholders in the biggest debt repudiation in history.

This time Argentina is widely seen as the victim of sharp practice. “This has been forced upon Argentina by predatory speculators. Paying the vulture funds would be disastrous, making it harder for countries across the world to resolve future debt crises,” said Sarah-Jayne Clifton, from the Jubilee Debt Campaign.

Axel Kicillof, the economy minister, said Argentina has been paying interest willingly to 92pc of bondholders who accepted deals to restructure the country’s debt in 2005 and 2010, but could not settle with “vulture funds” without setting off an avalanche of claims that could cost the country more than $100bn.

So-called RUFO (rights upon future offers) clauses in the restructured bond stipulated that these bondholders must be offered the same terms as the hold-outs, though some have already said they would waive their rights to help break the deadlock. The hold-out funds NML Capital and Aurelius Capital Management say they offered a compromise through a court-appointed mediator but Argentina refused to give any ground.

In a sign of how Baroque this saga has become, Argentina actually tried to wire the payment to US banks in New York but the money was returned in order to comply with a court order, leaving it unclear whether this will trigger credit default swaps on Argentina’s debt worth $1bn. The Argentine press said the government may pay the interest into an escrow account to maintain the goodwill of the main bondholders.

Neil Shearing, from Capital Economics, said the impasse is likely to last months, with Argentina stuck in limbo until these RUFO clauses expire at the end of the year. “The longer the dispute goes on, the greater the economic damage. Our forecast is for GDP to contract 1pc this year,” he said.

The interminable drama is a reminder of how difficult it can be for a country to regain its footing in financial markets if it breaks the taboo and carries out a unilateral default outside the auspices of the International Monetary Fund.

Countries that turn to the IMF usually recover trust quickly. Uruguay was able to borrow again within a year after defaulting in 2003 because it was seen to have behaved honourably, even heroically. Argentina is still shut out of global capital markets 12 years later.

Although Argentina recovered during the global commodity boom – crucially after breaking free of its deflationary dollar peg – it has been left far behind by well-managed states like Chile. It has never been able to develop its shale industry because it cannot borrow abroad, and remains stuck in a low-growth trap.

The peso was devalued by 20pc in January. Foreign reserves have fallen to three months import cover, money is leaking out in capital flight and the current deficit is nearly 3pc of GDP. The economy is now in the grip of old-style Latin American stagflation, with GDP contracting even as prices rise by 2pc a month.

For the country that was one of the five richest nations in the world in 1900 and once seemed like Australia’s economic twin, the lurch from crisis to crisis since the 1940s is a textbook study of bad government.

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