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REAL NEWS March 17

Posted by Xaniel777 on March 17, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : March 17, 2012

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{ XANIEL’S NOTE : A quick mention. I think the idea was for me to get this out to as many people as possible.

Not to step on any toes, however, it is necessary for me to mention that even though I do not agree with all of Chavez’s politics, I do agree on a lot of his positions in dealing with our ( U.S. ) government and that of Zionist Israel, who have used many lies and propaganda through the Main Stream Media to villainize Chavez and his Country.

Although this email may very well be true, I personally am not opposed to Chavez’s actions, nor his need to make money in a business that he owns. Let’s not forget that the U.S. has many companies in other lands. Are we screaming about what they are doing with the money that their making ??

Still, even though I don’t fully agree, I would like to believe that I’m being as fair as possible while staying as close to honest in the news I send out.

I will do my part and run the email through this News Site.

After all, my position does not always line up with everyone else ‘s position ! } ~~ Xaniel777

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Fw: Fwd: CITGO is changing its name again–Pettro Express

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Bev <septdon@yahoo.com>
To:
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 1:09 PM
Subject: Fw: Fwd: CITGO is changing its name again–Pettro Express

Important Read ! Short

IN ORLANDO LAST WEEK, AT A CITGO STATION, REGULAR GAS WAS PRICED AT $3.52 PER GALLON, AND NO CUSTOMERS…

HOWEVER, ACROSS THE STREET FUEL WAS SELLING FOR$3.55 PER GALLON AND ALL PUMPS THERE HAD CARS WAITING TO FUEL UP. What’s going on? Word is getting around!!!!! Read on:

Have you noticed how the CITGO signs have disappeared in the past 7-8 months? A very clever move by Chavez. But guess what, “CITGO” IS CHANGING ITS NAME, too. …

This is serious, Americans,.. ..make sure you read this very carefully.

NEWS FLASH:

Chavez is NOW getting a Russian Weapons Factory built by Putin.

The RUSSIANS are building an AK-47 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle factory in Venezuela, to give armament support to Communist Rebel groups throughout the Americas .

( NOTE : Show me the proof of that and I’ll run the story here ! Because it seems like it would be a major disadvantage for Chavez to arm the very Rebel’s that might try and come back to topple him later, don’t you think?~~ Xaniel777)

He has now offered a Venezuelan island to the Russians for use as a military base in the Western Hemisphere .

( NOTE : You mean like the Missile defense System the U.S. parked on Russia’s border ??  How dare those Russians try to defend themselves !~~ Xaniel777 )

Chavez NOW has IRANIANS operating his oil refineries in Venezuela for him.

( NOTE:  SO WHAT ??  Are Iranians not allowed to have jobs?  And if so, who decided that ?~~ Xaniel777)

It is likely only a matter of time, if not already, before Chavez has Iranian built LONG RANGE missiles, with a variety of warhead types aimed at: Guess Who?

( NOTE : And Mickey Mouse might try and ‘ T.P.’  Donald Duck’s house. There’s far to much fear mongering going on here.~~ Xaniel777)

CITGO is NOW in the process of Changing Its Name to “PETRO EXPRESS” due to the loss of gasoline sales in the USA , due to the recent publicity of ownership by Chavez of Venezuela .

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because Chavez is starting to feel the loss of revenue from his holdings. HE OWNS “CITGO”. This is a very important move that everyone should be aware of.

ANNOUNCED JUST RECENTLY: “CITGO”, BEING AWARE THAT SALES ARE DOWN DUE TO U..S. CUSTOMERS NOT WANTING TO BUY FROM ‘CITGO-CHAVEZ’, HAVE STARTED TO CHANGE THE NAME OF SOME OF THEIR STORES TO: ‘PETRO EXPRESS’. DO NOT BUY FROM “PETRO EXPRESS” EITHER!!! ‘PETRO EXPRESS’ IS ALSO 100% OWNED BY “CHAVEZ..”

( NOTE : And our Government ( U.S.) is 100% owned by the Corporations and Zionist Israel. Why don’t we fix that problem first and then later we can shake our finger at Chavez if we decide he truly is a threat to anything more than wanting to make a profit from a business he owns ! ~~ Xaniel777 )

KEEP THIS MEMO GOING SO THAT EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING.

BOTTOM LINE,– BOYCOTT “CITGO” & “PETRO EXPRESS”please!!

PLEASE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS IS PASSED ON TO EVERYONE IN YOUR E-MAIL LIST

( And with that, consider my part done !! ) ~~ Xaniel777

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Dinosaur “Old World” System Seeks To Tax Alternative Media

 

From Alexander Higgins Blog

Posted by – March 15, 2012

Dinosaur old world traditional media companies push to keep their monopoly on information by moving to tax social media and alternative news sites.

The war on news aggregators by government interests should be the clearest sign of all that this is a product we must defend…

Dees Illustration

Activist Post

Perhaps it is fitting that what Donald Rumsfeld once disparagingly called “Old Europe,” should seek to impose a “Drudge” tax on the powerful new world system of news aggregating and commentary.

Although some might see The Washington Times itself as part of the Old World dinosaur media, they penned an excellent editorial highlighting the essence of bureaucracy and crony capitalism in Germany’s push for a tax which actually punishes those providing a service that the public clearly desires: independent news service.

This action has far more to do with protectionism than protecting intellectual property rights. Websites such as the indispensable Drudge Report, Times 24/7, Real Clear Politics, Digg, Fark and Reddit collect news from sources spread across the Web. These sites are wildly popular because they draw the important stories together in one convenient place, fulfilling a very specific need among a news-hungry public. (Source)

The war on news aggregators by government interests should be the clearest sign of all that this is a product we must defend.

The WT editorial is shortsighted in only one respect: they imply that Google is a stalwart of the entrepreneurial spirit, and the great protector of the common man fighting against government bureaucracy and overreach.

Google has repeatedly done the bidding of those who would silence the voice of alternative media. Back in January 2011, Google changed its algorithm to punish the loosely defined “content farmers;” 12% of search results were affected.

Google has also been exposed as having connections to U.S. intelligence agencies, and now DARPA, which has all but guaranteed that aggregators of anti-establishment articles will be targeted. The result has been that even massive websites like Infowars have been de-listed from Google News.

Agree or disagree with Alex Jones, but his sites receive hundreds of millions of views on their many media platforms; that they would have their news and commentary de-listed, as well as censored from Google-owned YouTube, illustrates exactly how corporate-owned media silently colludes with government to silence alternative voices even when overt government regulation is absent. Furthermore, Google has responded to an increasing number of U.S. government content removal requests, and they have complied with recent country-wide censorship in India, while having an on-again, off-again relationship with China.

YouTube in particular has employed a strategy of restricting certain videos critical of government to the over-18 category, even though many of these do not contain profanity, or anything that would normally be interpreted as offensive — except the criticism itself. In doing so, potentially viral videos like the one below have been relegated to common status. Luckily, mirror videos are being posted:

Additionally, given recent developments by mega-media corporations colluding with the government to “combat piracy,” independent bloggers and small aggregators have every reason to demand more clarity of the rules that should apply to aggregation.

Here are just a few of the reasons that concerns are warranted:

David Carr reported in the New York Times that a group of website owners and bloggers are seeking to create a “Code of Conduct” to guide content aggregators how to repost material in a manner acceptable to all publishers. Carr asks:

So where is the line between promoting the good work of others and simply lifting it? Naughty aggregation is analogous to pornography: You know it when you see it.

Obvious suggestions for self-policing include author attribution, a linkback to the source, only using extended excerpts with permission, and maintaining all original embedded links. This common sense approach forms a type of cooperative aggregation based upon how most would want their own original content to be shared, and how Creative Commons license with attribution currently works.

Slightly more controversial is the formation of a Council on Ethical Blogging and Aggregation. As highlighted in the New York Times article, this would be similar to the accepted editorial guidelines of the American Society of Magazine Editors. Whether or not this voluntary measure would be practical to apply across such a massive and diverse spectrum as the Internet remains to be debated, but the fact that private solutions are being offered, rather than calling for government intervention, is a correct first step in our view.

One thing is for certain: the crippling effects of government intrusion are a guarantee. Hopefully Europe takes a stand against Angela Merkel’s tax on productivity and innovation in the same way America did against the FTC’s similar attempt referred to as the “Drudge” tax.

We are currently witnessing the economic fallout of the crony capitalist model as it plunges toward full spectrum failure. Any initiative to “reinvent journalism” should not come from corporate and government mouthpieces, but from those seeking freedom of thought and expression within the only free-market economy left: the Internet.

Please let us know your thoughts about these developments in the comment section below.

Read other articles by Activist Post here.

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March to War and Ides Be Coming

From URBAN SURVIVAL

We see how the Israeli prime minister is reported saying that Israel won’t need U.S. OK to hit Iran.

Oh? Why is it, then, that six aircraft carriers are underway this morning and the Enterprise enroute to the Gulf?

From NAVY.mil

as of
March 16, 2012

The Navy Fact Filecontains descriptions of the roles and characteristics of Navy ships.

The make-up of a Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
The make-up of a Carrier Air Wing (CVW)
The make-up of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)

Status of the Navy


Navy Personnel

Active Duty: 323,773

Officers

Officers: 53,120

Enlisted

Enlisted: 266,146

Midshipmen

Midshipmen: 4,507

Ready Reserve: 104,532 [As of Jan 2012 ]

Selected Reserves

Selected Reserves: 63,983

Individual Ready Reserve

Individual Ready Reserve: 40,549

Reserves currently mobilized: 4,763 [As of 13 Mar 2012]

Personnel on deployment: 47,943

Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,609

Ships and Submarines

Deployable Battle Force Ships: 282

Total Ships Underway

Total Ships Underway: 97 (34% of total)

Deployed Ships Underway

Deployed Ships Underway: 57 (20% of total)

Attack Submarines Underway

Attack Submarines Underway: 33

Other Underway

Other Underway: 40 (13% of total)

Total Ships Deployed/Underway

Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 138 (49% of total)

Ships Underway

Underway

Aircraft Carriers:

USS Enterprise (CVN 65) – Atlantic Ocean

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) – Pacific Ocean

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) – Atlantic Ocean

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – 5th Fleet

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) – Atlantic Ocean

Underway

Amphibious Assault Ships:

USS Wasp (LHD 1) – port visit Mayport

USS Essex (LHD 2) – 7th Fleet

USS Bataan (LHD 5) – port visit Earle

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – port visit Pohang


Aircraft (operational):
3700+

Ides Be Coming

And so it’s with this background that our Canadian news analyst up near Winnipeg, offers this:

Dear Mr. Ure,

You may have noted that Belgium-based SWIFT, “the global provider of secure financial messaging services”, will disconnect Iranian banks on saturday at 1600 gmt. I haven’t seen the following quoted in MSM, but SWIFT’s website has issued a press release entitled “SWIFT instructed to disconnect sanctioned Iranian banks following EU Council decision“. The EU Council does not appear to be directly elected by the general populace.Isn’t it all so apropos on this Ides of March, a Roman festive day for the god of war?

You so about the EU democracy sham. Buncha budget busting globalistas electing cronies to rule, well, that kind of soft-headed things has been Blairingly obvious for a good long while.

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It’s now official: Mainstream media no longer covering Ron Paul’s presidential campaign

 

From 12160.info

                                                                               BREAKING!

Benton: looking potentially for Ron Paul to be the VP nominee


Media claims Paul’s events, attended by thousands, are not newsworthy


Steve Watson
Infowars.com
March 14, 2012

It is now official. The mainstream media is no longer covering Ron Paul’s presidential campaign.

A few weeks ago Dylan Byers of Politico reported that NBC News was the only media organization that still had a reporter covering Ron Paul full-time.

Now Byers has filed an update revealing that Anthony Terrell of NBC News has also been reassigned.

“Ron Paul is officially embedless.” writes Byers, adding that NBC has refused to comment on the decision.

Byers also reveals that other mainstream organizations, including Fox News, have no intention of putting a reporter back out full-time.

“Paul doesn’t have as many events right now as the other candidates in the race,” Hunter Ryan, the politics editor at Fox News Channel, told Byers.

“He is focusing on certain states. I am planning on covering him… [and] a combination of embed and bureau resources will be used to cover Paul going forward.”

“For most political reporters, he is all but irrelevant to the future of the GOP contest.” Byers adds.

As Paul supporters will know, any claim that Paul is not holding as many events as the other candidates is pure fiction. Indeed, Paul’s events consistently attract numbers in the thousands.

Just this past weekend, Paul spoke to 2300 people in Greene County, St.Louis, 2500 people in St. Charles County, St.Louis and 2100 voters at The University of Kansas.

Indeed, Anthony Terrell himself took this picture of Paul’s huge Kansas event. From now on, it seems that the campaign with be relying on supporters and it’s own staff to report on such events.

Furthermore, the Congressman is scheduled to hold similar sized events this week in Illinois and Missouri. Next week Paul will hold a major luncheon in Los Angeles and will appear on The Jay Leno show.

To suggest that the Congressman is winding down his campaign is laughable. While the other candidates are barely filling offices in small buildings, Paul is speaking to jam packed auditoriums and theaters and having to turn away hundreds of people from his events.

Paul has even spoken of his suspicions over the results of recent caucuses, owing to the vast numbers of people his events are attracting.

To suggest that Paul cannot influence the rest of the nomination race is simply bad journalism. As PolicyMic reports today, the Congressman has more than doubled his voter base from 2008.

Furthermore, Paul’s campaign is still pushing to exceed the 270 delegates that Mitt Romney managed in 2008, which earned him a speaking slot at the national convention.

There is also still a possibility of a brokered convention, meaning that a floor fight could see delegates switch to Paul on a secondary ballot. Then there is the possibility that Paul could use his sway at the convention as a bargaining tool with Romney.

In any case, Ron Paul isn’t going away, despite the fact that the media now officially refuses to cover his campaign.

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Just How Corrupt Will The United States Voting System Be In 2012? – VIRALIZE

 

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Broken Promises: Pensions All Over America Are Being Savagely Cut Or Are Vanishing Completely

 

From Alexander Higgins Blog

Posted by  – March 14, 2012

The Economic Collapse
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How would you feel if you worked for a state or local government for 20 or 30 years only to have your pension slashed dramatically or taken away entirely? Well, this exact scenario is playing out from coast to coast and in the years ahead millions of elderly Americans are going to be affected by broken promises and vanishing pensions.


In the old days, things were much different. You would get hired by a big company or a government institution and you knew that the retirement benefits that they were promising you would be there when you retired in a few decades.

Unfortunately, we have now arrived at a time when government institutions and big companies have promised far more than they are able to deliver, and “pension reform” has become one of the hot button issues all over the nation.

Many Americans that have been basing their financial futures on their pensions are waking up one day and finding that their pensions are either gone or have been cut back dramatically.

According to Northwestern University Professor John Rauh, the latest estimate of the total amount of unfunded pension and healthcare obligations for state and local governments across the United States is 4.4 trillion dollars. America is continually becoming a poorer nation and all of that money is simply not going to magically materialize somehow.

So where is that 4.4 trillion dollars going to come from? Well, either pension benefits are going to have to be cut a lot more all over America or taxes will need to be raised dramatically. Either way, we are all going to feel the pain of these broken promises.

There simply is not enough money out there to keep all of the pension commitments that have been made. Something has got to give. In the end, millions of elderly Americans will likely be plunged into poverty as pensions disappear.

Some local governments around the nation are already declaring bankruptcy and are either eliminating pensions or are cutting them very deeply. Just check out what just happened in Central Falls, Rhode Island….

For years, city officials promised robust union contracts and pensions without raising revenue to pay for them. Last August, the math caught up with them. Central Falls was broke, its pension fund short $46 million. It declared bankruptcy.

“My daughters grew up here, went to school here. It’s all gone,” said Mike Geoffroy, a retired firefighter.

He said he could not make the payments on his house after his pension was cut by $1,100 a month.

When will the math catch up with the city where you are living?

For years and years most of our state and local politicians have been ignoring this problem. But eventually a day comes when you simply cannot ignore it any longer.

Check out what Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said about the situation in his city recently….

“When our annual pension liability is more than our yearly property tax revenues, we have to do something”

Keep in mind that taxpayers don’t get any new services for money spent on pensions. It is money that goes straight into the pockets of retired workers. State and local governments are desperately trying to pay retired workers what they are owed and fund ongoing government functions at the same time, but many have reached the breaking point.

All over the country, state and local governments are going broke. The following is from a recent article by Duff McDonald….

Alabama’s Jefferson County has actually gone bankrupt. Stockton, California is all but ready to do the same. And all you have to do is look to Detroit—or any of the nearby auto towns named after a Buick model of one sort or another—and you see fiscal crisis playing out right now. Look in your own backyard—or at the potholes on your neighborhood roads—and you will likely find the same.

Things are so bad in Stockton, California that they are actually skipping debt payments….

The city of 290,000 that rode the wave of the housing boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s now finds itself littered with foreclosed homes, saddled with pension, health care and other obligations it can’t afford, and unable to pay its bills.

The City Council voted last month to suspend $2 million in bond payments and begin negotiations with bond holders, creditors and unions.

And did you notice what is being blamed for the financial problems in Stockton?

Pension and healthcare benefits.

Sadly, we are seeing pension nightmares erupt all over the nation right now.

For example, check out what is happening to the Public School Employees’ Retirement System and State Employees’ Retirement System in Pennsylvania….

PSERS had an accrued unfunded liability of nearly $26.5 billion, the amount of money the fund is short to cover existing retirement benefits. That hole is expected to grow to $43 billion by 2019. SERS is $12.5 billion in the red, and that shortfall is expected to climb to nearly $18 billion by 2018. Unless the stock market makes giant sustained gains, taxpayers will have to refill those funds.

That doesn’t sound good at all.

In California, the Orange County Employees Retirement System is estimated to have a 10 billion dollar unfunded pension liability.

How in the world can a single county be facing a 10 billion dollar hole?

This is madness.

The state of Illinois is facing an unfunded pension liability of more than 77 billion dollars. Considering the fact that the state of Illinois is flat broke and on the verge of default, it is inevitable that a lot of those pension obligations will never be paid.

In fact, there are going to be a whole lot of broken promises all over the country.

Pension consultant Girard Miller told California’s Little Hoover Commission that state and local government bodies in the state of California have $325 billion in combined unfunded pension liabilities.

That comes to about $22,000 for every single working adult in the state of California.

So where is all of that money going to come from?

But at least most state and local government employees are still covered by pension plans, even if they are failing.

In the private sector, pension plans are vanishing at lightning speed.

According to the Boston College Center for Retirement Research, the percentage of workers in America covered by a traditional pension plan fell from 62 percent in 1983 to 17 percent in 2007.

That isn’t just a trend.

That is a tidal wave.

And many of the private pension plans that still exist are massively underfunded. For example, Verizon’s pension plan is underfunded by 3.4 billion dollars.

So what should Americans do in light of all this?

Well, the number one thing to realize is that the pension plan you have been counting on could disappear at any time.

We live in an economic environment that is extremely unstable, and about the only thing you can count on in this environment is rapid and dramatic change.

Do not plan your financial future around a pension plan. If you do, you are likely to be bitterly disappointed.

Americans that plan to retire in the coming years should do their best to try to fund their own retirements.

Unfortunately, most Americans are not putting away much of anything for retirement. As I have written about previously, one study found that American workers are $6.6 trillion short of what they need to retire comfortably.

Ouch.

Over the next 20 years approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers will be retiring every single day.

A lot of them are going to be blindsided by empty pension funds and broken promises.

We are facing a retirement crisis of unprecedented magnitude, and there is not much hope in sight.

And if there is a maor stock market crash, things are going to be much, much worse.

Most pension funds and retirement plans are heavily invested in the stock market. If we were to see a major financial crisis like we saw back in 2008 it would be absolutely devastating. Millions of Americans could see their retirement plans wiped out in short order.

Once again, please do not place your faith in the system.

If you do, you are likely to end up holding a bag of broken promises.

A gigantic tsunami of unfunded pension obligations is coming. A lot of state and local governments are going to go broke. A lot of promises are going to be broken.

If you hope to retire any time soon, you better plan on being able to take care of yourself.

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