Ukrainian pensions to be cut in half
By Paul Craig Roberts
According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor. http://www.kommersant.ua/doc/2424454 It is Greece all over again.
Before anything approaching stability and legitimacy has been obtained for the puppet government put in power by the Washington orchestrated coup against the legitimate, elected Ukraine government, the Western looters are already at work. Naive protesters who believed the propaganda that EU membership offered a better life are due to lose half of their pension by April. But this is only the beginning.
The corrupt Western media describes loans as “aid.” However, the 11 billion euros that the EU is offering Kiev is not aid. It is a loan. Moreover, it comes with many strings, including Kiev’s acceptance of an IMF austerity plan.
Published on YouTube Mar 7, 2014
Russia Today introduction: At an EU summit in Brussels, Ukraine's interim Prime Minister has claimed that there are Russian tanks on the ground in the country. That's despite Ukraine's own border patrol maintaining that no forces had crossed the frontier. Well in her regular report - Gayane Chichakyan has put together the many other claims around events in Ukraine that simply don't add up.
Liz Wahl gave as one of her reasons for resigning from Russia Today that her interview with Ron Paul was censored, that she asked him a question "about the Russian intervention" and that it was cut out. This occurs at the 1 minute 00 seconds mark.
Wahl's question and Paul's answer that she says was cut by RT begin at the 7-minute mark in the following video.
Russia Today reacts to anchor Liz Wahl quitting on air [Russia Today]
Calls present Ukraininan government "legitimate" with "democratic leaders"
Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, says overthrowing the elected Ukrainian president and his government is legitimate, but Crimeans voting to separate from Ukraine is not.
Power is a Catholic originally from Ireland. Her husband is Cass Sunstein, a Jew with high government connections who is notorious for his advocacy of government power grabs and mind control — for the people's own good, of course.
Power says her husband is a descendant of an 18th century Talmudic scholar, the foremost of his time. The Talmud expresses hatred and enmity toward Christ and non-Jews, according to a number of sources. That doesn't necessarily mean that Sunstein feels the same way, but Power herself brought it up to Israeli officials at the White House. Sounds like maybe there was some ancestral pride there, but only among Jews who "understand."
The Truth About the Talmud [RevisionistHistory.org]
Israel, Zionism & Jews [Hawaii Political Info] (Collection of articles)
A Russian Dollar Dump Could Crash the Financial System It would mean the end of life as we know it, says John Williams of Shadowstats. [LewRockwell]
Hillary, Hitler, and Cold War II Are the neocons insane as well as bloodthirsty? Article by Pat Buchanan. [LewRockwell]
The Clash in Crimea It’s the fruit of western expansionism. [LewRockwell]
A Carefully Orchestrated CIA Coup d’état Why the events in the Ukraine were hardly a popular revolution. [LewRockwell]
Abby Martin, Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Napolitano misinformed about Russian "invasion" of Ukraine.
Hawaii Political Info introduction: Abby Martin of Russia Today and Glenn Greenwald are under the false impression that Russia has militarily invaded Ukraine with 16,000 Russian troops. So is Andrew Napolitano.
The mainstream media has been saying that Russia has invaded Ukraine, but one would think these three would know from sad experience not to trust what the media says, particularly about wars and rebellions that the U.S. supports.
It doesn't look as if the three have been following events in Ukraine as closely as they should if they're going to be publicly commenting on them. The situation is complicated enough that it does take quite a bit of research to sort things out for oneself.
Paul Craig Roberts, who says he admires Glenn Greenwald and Abby Martin, gently sets the record straight.
Propaganda Rules The News
By Paul Craig Roberts
March 5, 2014
Gerald Celente calls the Western media “presstitutes,” an ingenuous term that I often use. Presstitutes sell themselves to Washington for access and government sources and to keep their jobs. Ever since the corrupt Clinton regime permitted the concentration of the US media, there has been no journalistic independence in the United States except for some Internet sites.
Glenn Greenwald points out the independence that RT, a Russian media organization, permits Abby Martin who denounced Russia’s alleged invasion of Ukraine, compared to the fates of Phil Donahue (MSNBC) and Peter Arnett (NBC), both of whom were fired for expressing opposition to the Bush regime’s illegal attack on Iraq. The fact that Donahue had NBC’s highest rated program did not give him journalistic independence. Anyone who speaks the truth in the American print or TV media or on NPR is immediately fired.
Russia’s RT seems actually to believe and observe the values that Americans profess but do not honor.
Another, second, co-anchor criticizes Russia over Ukraine crisis but is staying with RT
Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl, an American, resigned on air, saying she could no longer be "part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin." Wahl, who describes herself as "Filipina-Hungarian-American," mentioned her grandparents flight from Hungary during the 1956 revolution, saying they were fleeing the troops of the USSR. According to David Irving, historian, the Hungarian Revolution started off as a rebellion of the people against Jews who were running the Hungarian government. Wahl said nothing about that.
Earlier this week Russia Today anchor Abby Martin, who seems to be American, criticized "Russia's military occupation of Crimea" on the network. She has no plans to leave Russia Today, which she says is tolerant of dissenting voices. She admitted she didn't know much about Ukraine. Russia Today wants her to go to Crimea to see for herself, but Martin has declined what seems to be not only a golden opportunity, but her duty as a journalist commenting on the situation to get first-hand information if the opportunity presents itself.
Mike Adams, Natural News editor, writes today that "I have been a guest on the network [Russia Today] a few times but stopped over six months ago for essentially the same reasons Liz Wahl cited in her own resignation: RT has an editorial slant designed to protect the interests of Russia, not the United States of America."
In response to questions from an unfriendly NationalJournal writer, RT's Moscow office responded to questions about its anchor dust-up, saying they respect Ms. Martin's views and that there will be no reprisals against her. They stated that they will continue to provide the "most comprehensive picture of events" in Ukraine. Further, "RT's point of view is based on the facts and developments on the ground, and we will stick to that as the news cycle unfolds," wrote RT in the NationalJournal question and RT answer email exchange.
Abby Martin criticizes Russia over Crimea on Russia Today [YouTube] Mar 3, 2014
Piers Morgan interviews Abby Martin about her RT criticism [YouTube] Mar 5, 2014
Hawaii Political Info introduction: The mainstream media, taking their direction and miscues from their "insider" sources, are feeding the public a lot of biased information, particularly about wars and rebellions that the U.S. government and its BFF Israel back. Before the Internet, with only those news sources to go on, the public, trusting in the goodness of their government and what they learned in school about the "free press," would have been much more inclined to believe what they were told.
These days we get to hear from the other side without U.S. filters. Mainstream media has suffered a crisis in public confidence and the public, having been duped more than enough times, is no longer respectful of its U.S. mainstream news sources, which, in contrast to years past, is now under the control of a mere handful of companies.
Published on YouTube Mar 5, 2014
Russia Today introduction: And further stoking tensions around Ukraine - the Western Media has been flooded with reports going as far as suggesting the Russian army is invading Ukraine.
Jews Confirm Big Media Is Jewish by Rev. Ted Pike [National Prayer Network] Feb 13, 2012
Earth Island Journal
There is a whiff of bubblegum scent in the air as I drive toward Waimea Town and past the sprawling, fields of red earth operated by the agri-biotech companies flanking Kauai’s Highway 50. Just before reaching the bridge over Waimea River, which separates the fields from the town, I hang a left and pull into a gravel parking lot. There are only two other vehicles there. Wendell Kabutan and Klayton Kubo are waiting by them. They live in Waimea, on the street closest to the biotech fields, but they didn’t want to meet in public. It has been less than a month since the Kauai County Council passed a measure requiring large agricultural companies to disclose their pesticide use and genetically modified crop locations on Hawaii’s Garden Island. The legislation has been bitterly divisive in Waimea’s hardscrabble but tight-knit community, where many residents work in the company fields. Emotions are still raw and locals are wary of meeting with journalists.
Kubo, a housepainter and single parent in his late forties, has just gotten off work and is still in his paint-splattered shorts, t-shirt, and sunglasses. He points to the field behind us where a few tractors are going to and fro, raising little clouds of dust. “This one is Pioneer’s,” he says. “This week would make it six weeks straight that they’ve been spraying. It’s been 13 years and they are still doing it.” He lets out a sharp, frustrated breath. “Nothing has changed.”
Kabutan, a silver-haired retired Hawaiian Airlines ground-crew worker, says he has been having trouble breathing since the biotech companies started spraying heavy doses of pesticides. Previously the chemicals used to smell acrid, he says. “The first time I smelled it I thought my neighbor’s house was burning down. Now they use a bubblegum scent to cover it up.” Kabutan’s respiratory issues have landed him in the emergency room several times, though the doctors could never figure out what the problem was. Now he runs an air filter in his bedroom to help him sleep. “I nearly died once,” he says. “Had to spend three days in the ICU. But I’ve stopped taking medicines because nothing’s working, not when you are breathing the stuff every day.” In 2011, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo surgery. “I know it’s linked to atrazine,” he says, referring to a pesticide that is a known endocrine disruptor.