Monday 30 June 2014

The National Security Agency has turned Germany into its most important Listening Post base of operations in Europe

Featured photo - NSA Turned Germany Into Its Largest Listening Post in Europe

The German magazine reports that documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “paint a picture of an all-powerful American intelligence agency that has developed an increasingly intimate relationship with Germany over the past 13 years while massively expanding its presence.” The magazine adds, “No other country in Europe plays host to a secret NSA surveillance architecture like the one in Germany…In 2007, the NSA claimed to have at least a dozen active collection sites in Germany.”
The story reveals that the NSA’s key facilities in Germany include Building 4009 at the “Storage Station” on Ludwig Wolker Street in Wiesbaden, which is in the southwest of the country. Officially known as the European Technical Center, the facility is the NSA’s “primary communications hub” in Europe, intercepting huge amounts of data and forwarding it to “NSAers, warfighters and foreign partners in Europe, Africa and the Middle East,” according to the documents.
Spiegel also reports that an even larger NSA facility is under construction three miles away, in the Clay Kaserne, which is a U.S. military complex. Called the Consolidated Intelligence Center, the facility will cost $124 million once it is completed, and will house data-monitoring specialists from the Storage Station.
The agency’s operations in Germany came under intense scrutiny earlier this year when Spiegel revealed that the NSA had eavesdropped on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone calls. In its latest issue, the magazine reports on a legal controversy over the NSA’s still-close relationship with its German partner, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). The Snowden documents show that “the exchange of data, spying tools and know-how is much more intense than previously thought,” according to Spiegel—and this raises the question of whether the BND is violating constitutional protections on privacy for Germans abroad and foreigners in Germany.
The scope of the NSA’s activities in Germany is considerable. Another key NSA facility, Spiegel reports, is the “Dagger Complex” in Griesheim, a town about 25 miles from Wiesbaden. It is “the NSA’s most important listening station in Europe,” with around 240 intelligence analysts working there in 2011. The facility’s official name is the European Center for Cryptology. “NSA staff in Griesheim use the most modern equipment available for the analysis of the data streams, using programs like XKeyscore, which allows for the deep penetration of Internet traffic,” according to Spiegel.
The story also delves into the growth of facilities that house the NSA’s Special Collection Service, which is a joint operation with the CIA to collect targeted communications. There are more than 80 SCS stations around the world, and the Snowden documents indicate two sites are located in Germany—in the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt, and the U.S. embassy in Berlin, which is where the SCS is believed to have recorded Chancellor Merkel’s phone calls.

Saturday 28 June 2014

Gold has been sought after, coveted, fought over and used as a standard of monetary exchange for millennium.

 The reason for its intrinsic value is a subject of its own, but nonetheless it eventually became the monetary standard that it is today

. Yet the world of monetary exchange in our current world is only metaphorically based on gold and has all but fully abandoned it as its true base. Whatever the “exchange” medium, these self-acclaimed high priests hijacking humanity use it for power and control. Ironically, they themselves are hooked on their own fascination, feeding off of its control and the suffering of others attempting to find financial safety and security in their rigged system.

Meanwhile,  world bankers and plutocrats are currently amassing huge gold reserves as the world financial system approaches a major, world changing reset. Clearly something is afoot and gold is what the manipulators are fleeing to, all the while suppressing its value on the open market as they buy it up.

How we arrived here, and why, are huge subjects of research and debate. One thing we know, whether or not a currency is attached to gold, as well as the idea of personal holdings of gold, are extremely important subjects on which to get a fundamental grasp. Nevertheless, the deeper aspects regarding the value and true meaning of gold within earth’s historical context is well worth investigating as clearly the “powers that be” of every age have attached great importance to it.


Forbidden History and the Build Up to Today

Civilizations have amassed gold for ages, way beyond so-called recorded history. Tales of great empires previous to recorded accounts abound while modern redacted, reformist history accounts say nothing of previous empires spoken of in the annals of ignored archeological and cultural history.

There is a deep, however esoteric, element regarding gold and its attachment to humanity and its currency. The Sumerian texts tell us the value of gold had to do with an alien race mining our planet of its gold in order to protect their dying planet’s atmosphere. That alien races are exploiting our planet’s resources is not outside the realm of possibility or consideration. We are a very young race in the grand scheme of things and notoriously naive.

Whether this fits into your realm of thought or not, this ancient truth is valid history, but it goes beyond that.
Perhaps the planet has been mined for millennia, even previous to Sumerian records, for this precious metal and perhaps other resources, which gave gold and even earth its intrinsic value to begin with. Perhaps earth is being “offloaded” of gold and other precious minerals for use on other worlds plundering earths resources. Might this explain the disappearance of thousands of tons of gold even today, now being documented by investigators?

Many ancient texts and seers say there were vast amounts of gold on this planet in even more ancient civilizations. If so, where is it? And why the “lost treasures” meme, secret vaults and hidden enclaves in the world’s Crown capitals such as the Vatican and the Templar stronghold in the City of London? We can only speculate, but as the dots connect, the picture becomes clearer.

We don’t know any of this for sure. It’s clearly a time to keep an open mind. Something very strange has been happening for a long, long time regarding this precious metal, as well as many aspects regarding our entire planet. And it’s still being played out today in a grand manner. An after thought that could serve as a parallel purpose or tie in; this gold and rare metal craving is oddly reminiscent of the scientific hunger for gold and other extremely rare minerals for the production of advanced technological devices. Is there a tie in here?

The Metaphor

Just as the value of an arbitrary standard such as gold has been so blatantly manipulated through the ages, what about other fundamental aspects of our lives? Have other, more naturally established guidelines been not just conveniently “adjusted”, but eviscerated by controlling powers, much like the once trusted gold standard? Looking around today as the family unit crumbles and morality and sovereignty dissipate into suspended relativistic animation, all while the environment is manipulated into pure, dystopic synthetic toxicity, one can only wonder.

With trepidation. It definitely appears our race is under severe attack from every angle from some source. Once you spot the manipulation in one area, the rest begin to come into focus.

That a monetary standard of their choice, and desire, such as gold, is a fundamental cornerstone in an agenda of control and manipulation should not be any surprise. Once a civilization is “tagged” or attached to a certain established meme in any area it becomes easy prey for societal manipulation. The current stock market and fiat money and credit scam now in place, instead of a truly standardized system, is a monument to this takeover.

What a parallel to the eviscerated social and even spiritual fabric once based on simple and honest values.

Back to Earth Today – The Move to Precious Metals – Background on our Current Projected Mindscreen

Anywhere you search today on financial matters there will be pundits exclaiming the importance of investing in silver and gold. As fiat currencies continue their meltdown, having financial holdings in something of value rises in demand. Bank accounts are being raided as inflation and prices continue to rise while the destabilization of the world’s economies continue unabated at breakneck speed.
Very serious conditions to live in.
So how did we get here? There’s much to research in the financial world, but it’s clearly manipulated by very big players. It always has been, from the relatively recent Rothschild’s coup of the London markets following the Battle of Waterloo to the Great Depression, humanity is being played by money manipulators.
The question is how, and more importantly at this stage of the game, what to expect next.
Individuals are investing in gold and silver at a huge rate in hopes of keeping some fundamental and hopefully safe value to their money. Almost every financial prognosticator clearly says the US dollar is about to collapse and that investing in precious metals is the way to go. That’s fine on the monetary level, but again, where does this fit in with the big picture and what else is at play?


What to Expect – Gold Confiscations and Manipulations – The Slippery Slope of Liberalized Fascism

When Americans were fleeing to gold in the early part of the 20th century the government had a swift solution. Confiscate it. Apparently that personal accumulation of solid value was threatening their economic manipulations as well as the funding of the war machine being put into place.
That’s when governments act:
Absolutely no one knows what the US Government will do during times of complete economic and civil chaos. If the worst-case financial scenario unfolds (a complete collapse and repudiation of the US Dollar by our foreign creditors), every previous court ruling, law or custom can be changed by a single stroke of an ink-pen at the bottom of a Presidential Executive Order (PEO). Source
That’s the bottom line. It’s a full on, built in dependency relationship from the get go, while people feel they have an ability to hold inherent value. A very sad state of affairs when your government becomes an omnipotent police state and you’re scrambling for some sense of security.
During the absolute bottom of the gut-wrenching depression which followed the collapse of the US stock market on 24 October, 1929 (“Black Thursday”), President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected. He called Congress into an emergency session on March 5, 1933, less than 1 day after his inauguration. The House and Senate quickly passed the rather noble sounding law titled:
“An Act To Provide Relief In The Existing National Emergency In Banking, And For Other Purposes”
How lovely at first glance. If you didn’t know what it really meant (as most of the US public certainly did not), it sounded like magnificent medicine for the current sickness of the depression. Everyone agreed that there was a national emergency. So some new rule or law to provide “emergency relief for the banks”, has to be a good thing, right? Citizens always look to their government for help in times of distress. Even when their own government was much more a part of the problem than the solution in the first place.
Sound familiar? Read on…
This paved the way for sweeping, unparalleled confiscation of private property from law abiding citizens. President Roosevelt wasted no time in flexing his new muscles. He signed Executive Order [Again, sound familiar? -Z] 6102 on April 5th, 1933 and Executive Order 6260 on August 28th, 1933. Order 6260 revoked and superceded 6102. These laws in short order made it illegal (a federal crime with outrageous penalties of a $10,000 fine and/or 10 years imprisonment) for any law-abiding US citizen seeking to protect his wealth by simply possessing physical gold coins or bullion which were lawfully, abundantly and freely in circulation! Can you imagine that?
Our Government made it illegal to do one of the only things that would have guaranteed economic survival for American citizens wise enough to save a portion of their wealth in gold during one of the darkest economic chapters in our history. Keeping gold would have immediately almost doubled their purchasing power at a time when they would have needed it most. Franklin Roosevelt blew out the only candle available to ordinary citizens struggling woefully in the dark days of the depression.  Source
Others who confiscated their citizens’ gold via draconian actions in recent history include Mussolini in 1935 in his “Gold for the Fatherland” campaign, Hitler in 1939, Australia in 1959 and England in 1966. A quick infographic on this can be found here.
And that’s how it works. Cripple those you want to control and keep them working and producing for the state.
So what is this manufactured system really based upon?


Debt Exhange – Fictional Money Based on Fictional Credit

Finally, we need to understand the current medium of exchange is valueless. It’s a created fantasy based on an unfounded, induced common belief. As long as we participate, it survives. If we refuse, or they pull the plug, it will be decimated. Who suffers are those unaware of the game plan.
Where does money come from?  You would think that question should be so simple that any 10-year-old child could answer it, but that is not the case.  You see, the truth is that the vast majority of American adults cannot even answer that question.  Yet we all use money every day.  Without money our lives would fall apart fairly quickly.  But most of us never stop to think about how it comes into existence.  The truth is that bankers are the source of all money in the United States.  Either the Federal Reserve bankers create it, or individual bankers create it through the mechanism of fractional reserve banking.  In both cases, it is bankers that are creating the money.  In our financial system, the U.S. government cannot print money and no individual citizens are allowed to create money.  Rather, it is the bankers who have a complete and total monopoly on the creation of money in the United States.
Most of the time, any money that is created comes into existence as debt.  Either the U.S. government goes into more debt when it gets more dollars from the Federal Reserve or individual Americans go into more debt when they take out loans from individual banks. Source



It’s all being programmed according to the manipulators, masquerading as advisers, “leaders”, “Federal Reserve” appointees, banking and corporate moguls and the like; i.e. the latest thugs in charge who carry out their controllers’ instructions on how to maneuver supposed “standards” of exchange, or whatever else they want to tinker with. They consider us easily controllable pawns while blinding us with complicated debt based schemes and worthless fiat currencies. The objective is to have “wealth” exchanged in a fully digitized and controllable form, to be turned on and off at the whim of an all powerful centralized power.
Just look at the Ukraine and the recent gold transfers, or the overthrow of Godaffi who wanted to convert to a gold standard in Africa, or Iraq moving away from the dollar as a currency of exchange for oil purchases and what happened to all of them and things start to come into focus. Hence the BRICS countries moving in the direction that they are – away from these shifting, agendized centralized standards. Or so it currently appears.
Gold and all “currencies” are manipulated by an elite few central controllers from ancient blood line families based out of the City of London, and the move is to make all countries and the planet centrally managed by this same elite few and their affiliates. Those in the way will face retribution, as is happening again now in the Middle East and working up through the Balkan states.
But the world is waking up to their machinations.
Don’t be deceived. This manipulated system they’re attempting to foist upon humanity is doomed to fail, but it will come with a price on a society deliberately built on a false economic foundation. Be prepared to stand as their fabricated house comes crumbling down.
Invest in life. And life giving investments. Truth, spirituality, love, family and community. Be prepared with the right location,, food and essential commodities, and if you do have any precious metals or have made other wise preparations, be careful about whom you tell. Help others prepare but the sweep for your wealth and supplies will most likely one day come, and jealous snitches get paid handsomely.
Plan accordingly and stay active, warning and most of all encouraging others. Truth cannot be extinguished and will lead us on through the night we’re passing through.

One of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan is a religious obligation for all healthy adult Muslims who are able to fast from sunrise to sunset

Left to right; two men break eat together, a gridlocked street in Dubai, a street vendor sells dates

Muslims believe that the Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during Ramadan. To mark this sacred occasion, they go without food and liquids, smoking and having sex during daylight hours for a month.
But what are some of the lesser known facts about one of the biggest festivals in the Muslim calendar?

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Helicopter gunships have conducted strikes on the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, the Iraqi military says

Iraq crisis: Helicopter strikes on Tikrit rebels

New recruits to Iraqi army from Shia militias in Kanaan, Diyala province - 26 JuneThe Iraqi army has been boosted by new recruits from Shia militias
The attacks come amid reports of a major offensive to retake Tikrit from Isis-led Sunni militants, who control large parts of north and west Iraq.
The news came hours after the US confirmed it was flying drones in Iraq, to protect US personnel on the ground.
Meanwhile Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed by Tuesday.
In an attempt to defuse the country's political crisis, Grand Ayatollah Sistani said that key positions should be agreed before the new parliament meets on Tuesday.
Pressure has been building for a national unity government.
Current Prime Minister Nouri Maliki wants to continue for a third term, even though he is seen by many as having precipitated the crisis through sectarian policies that have pushed Iraq's Sunni minority into the hands of Isis extremists.
'Flee or be killed'       

Wednesday 25 June 2014

This Map Shows The Most Deadly Disease In Every Nation

The information in these maps is depending on facts and studies by the World Health Organization. Every country in the world is labeled with the disease that caused the most deaths within the nation.


(Click on the map below to see full image)
Common Diseases in Your Region 1



Middle East & Asia

Middle East & Asia



Central America & the Caribbean

Central America & the Caribbean

South America

South America
The question of why these are the most common types of deadly sicknesses is more complicated, but the biggest factors are related to environment and diet (cancer and heart disease), as well as access to healthcare services (tuberculosis, respiratory infections, and HIV/AIDS).

Iran vs Nigeria World Cup 2014: 'This our World Cup final,' says Iran coach Carlos Queiroz

The teams meet in Group F today with qualification at stake

It may lack the glamour of some World Cup games but Carlos Queiroz, the Iran coach, has no doubt about the significance of his side’s Group F fixture against eliminated Bosnia today, describing it as “our World Cup final”

Iran go into the contest in Salvador knowing that a victory could lift them into second place in the group so long as Nigeria lose to Argentina and there is a goal difference swing of three between the sides. The Iranians have never been beyond the first round of a World Cup but Queiroz has not given up hope of making history after two encouraging performances from his team, who drew 0-0 with Nigeria before losing to an injury-time Lionel Messi goal against Argentina..

NASA's Giant Leap to Mars Is One Big Joke

The moon in 2020 will be just as round as it is today, but if the geeks at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have their way, it won’t orbit the Earth solo. The U.S. space agency is hoping to divert a small asteroid from elsewhere in the galactic neighborhood and robotically place it into orbit around the moon. With the rock in proximity to Earth -- if a small asteroid can’t be found, NASA will hack off part of a larger one instead -- NASA intends to land astronauts on it and take samples for further scientific study. NASA claims thisAsteroid Redirect Mission will build technologies and capabilities that “will help astronauts reach Mars in the 2030s.”
The idea sounds like the ultimate nerd prank (“Dude, let’s move that asteroid”) and shares about as much support from the scientific community as one, too. A lengthy report by the National Research Council issued earlier this month notes repeatedly that NASA should be focusing instead on returning to the moon itself, which has “significant advantages over other targets as an intermediate step on the road to the horizon goal of Mars.” The asteroid mission would serve only to “divert U.S. resources and attention from an eventual return to the Moon.”
Blame for the asteroid boondoggle can be laid on several presidential administrations, but it ultimately falls on President Barack Obama, who canceled the George W. Bush administration’s mission to return to the moon by 2020, saying: “We’ve been there before.” In its place, Obama proposed a series of manned missions that would slowly expand the U.S.'s presence and capability in deep space. The ARM mission, as the first such step, is intended to develop and demonstrate new deep-space skills and technologies that a Mars mission can build upon; significantly, it's also intended to launch on a pork-barrel rocket project that currently has no actual mission purpose. An asteroid visit was budgeted at $2.65 billion in a 2012 feasibility study.
On June 19 -- coincidentally, right around the time that NASA’s budget was reaching the Senate floor -- the agency issued a news release announcing the identification of nine candidate asteroids worthy of being captured (possibly utilizing a giant disposable baggie) and diverted into orbit around the moon. So far, however, the agency has failed to provide a budget estimate -- a fact that worries even supporters of the plan.
Related: U.S. and Russia Should Avoid Star Wars
In a world where space budgets are limitless, the ARM might be worthy of support. Asteroids are artifacts of our early solar system, as well as a risk to bombard the Earth, though the mission isn’t targeting an asteroid big enough to do real damage to our planet. Equally important, an asteroid diversion would be cool -- or, in language more politic, inspiring -- and stimulate interest in the sciences among young Americans while enhancing U.S. prestige.
But that is not the fiscal universe in which NASA operates. Rather, as the National Research Council notes, NASA’s lofty goals -- specifically, Mars by 2030 -- are simply unattainable at flat budget levels. Assuming Congress is committed to giving more money to NASA, which is slated for a minor raise this year, the space agency would be better off using that money to build a permanent lunar presence that can serve as a staging area for future deep-space missions while giving Americans and international collaborators experience living on a body not their own.
Of course, all of this assumes that Americans and NASA really are united and sincere in their intent to reach Mars. Even if they’re not, eventually somebody will hopscotch their way to the red planet. And when they do, they probably won’t find a diverted space rock in their path.
-That's a lot of trash to get rid of. Source: NASA

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Queen Elizabeth visited the set of Game of Thrones in Belfast on Tuesday

The Queen Visits Game of ThronesSet, Refuses to Sit on Iron Throne

It has happened: the British royal family and the realm of Westeros have converged, as the Queen visited the set of Game of Thrones in Belfast on Tuesday, as part of her tour of Northern Ireland. As best we can tell from the photos made available, the Queen regarded the Iron Throne without really indicating by her expression exactly how she felt about the whole scene. Furthermore, she—and we are still having trouble actually coming to terms with this—did not actually sit on the Iron Throne. Queen, if we may be so bold as to address you directly like this, this was a photo op for the ages! This would be like if President Obama visited the set of House of Cards and didn't take a picture with a mugging Kevin Spacey, or if Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams and Dawson’s Creek Michelle Williams were at the same premiere party and no one got them together for a photo.
That all being said, this is still pretty trippy and fun to behold, and we wish audio of whatever conversation was had around the throne was made available. (“You know, it’s tough for me to even be here today, I’m still so torn up they didn't show you-know-who at the end of the finale.” “You’re being very brave, Queen.”) And we now have fantasies of all kinds of future British royal–Game of Thrones royal crossovers: Cersei and Kate Middleton spotted going shopping in King’s Landing; Tyrion and Prince Harry having a feast replete with ample meat, spirits, and “merriment”; and Arya telling Prince George stories as they fall asleep on bunk beds in Braavos.

A Sudanese woman freed from death row on Monday has been detained with her family at Khartoum airport, sources have told the BBC.

Sudan death row woman Meriam Ibrahim 'detained'

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy
Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a baby daughter in prison

Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to hang in May for renouncing Islam, sparking widespread outrage at home and abroad.
About 40 security agents detained Mrs Ibrahim - along with her husband, Daniel Wani and two children - at the airport, the sources said.
On Monday, Mr Wani said the family intended to leave for the US.
Mrs Ibrahim was released from prison after an appeal court annulled the death sentence imposed on her.

KFC Apologizes for Kicking Out a Little Girl Over Her Facial Injuries

Little Girl Getting Kicked Out of KFC Was Reportedly a Huge Hoax

Little Girl Getting Kicked Out of KFC Was Reportedly a Huge HoaxEXPAND
KFC donated $30,000 to the family of three-year-old Victoria Wilcher after they claimed an employee at a store in Jackson, Miss. asked them to leave because Victoria's scars—leftover from an attack by her grandfather's pit bulls—were scaring customers. But according to a new report in the Laurel Leader-Call, the whole thing was a hoax and never happened.
The company publicly apologized for the incident and donated the money to help with the cost Victoria's medical bills. Apparently, the entire incident in the restaurant was cooked up as an elaborate publicity stunt to raise money. After the KFC franchise where the incident allegedly took place became suspicious of the timeline presented by Victoria's family, they hired an independent investigator, who has yet to release their final report.
But a source tells the Laurel Leader-Call that the story completely falls apart upon basic fact-checking: Security footage does not put Victoria or her grandmother, who claimed to be with her, in the KFC (or even another KFC) the day the incident supposedly occurred. And apparently, no one made their order—for mashed potatoes and sweet tea—that day, either. No one even ordered mashed potatoes and sweet tea as part of a larger order.
The family had been raising money on GoFundMe for Victoria's medical bills, and as TheClarion-Ledger reports, their widely-reported story gave a serious boost to donations:
More than $135,000 has been raised through the online donation site,, since June 13. The fund was created by Bates on April 28. The funding before the chicken caper came from seven donors for a total of $595.
Doctors have even agreed to waive their fees—a Las Vegas surgeon offered Victoria's family free plastic surgery. And the Frank L. Stiles Foundation has pledged to cover all the costs of reconstructing Victoria's face.
According to Bill Kellum, the lawyer representing Kelly Mullins, Victoria's grandmother, said that the family has not decided whether or not to take the money from KFC. But apparently, KFC will honor the donation even if the incident is proven to have been faked:
Dick West, who is the president of West Quality Food, one of the largest franchisees in the KFC chain and the owner of the local KFCs, also declined comment. However, on Saturday night, he made his feelings quite clear on the Facebook page of a Jackson television station when he posted "When the allegation was first made, KFC pledged $30,000 to go to medical expenses and started an investigation to find the truth. They have pledged the money even if it is proven that the incident never happened. At this point their story is full of holes. Any thinking person who follows their timeline can see it. The event at KFC never happened."