THE AMERICAN DEMO FARCE IS GETTING WORSE

85% of Americans think Congress serves lobbyists, not the people

Well, for the Truth in Media readers and followers of several decades, this is nothing new. But it is the new news base don the latest Associated Press poll.

The overwhelming majority of Americans, irrespective of party allegiance, holds a dismal opinion of Congress, a fresh poll shows. It found 89 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans disapprove of the legislature’s work.

The attitude to the Republican-controlled legislature does not change much across party lines. The number of Democrats that held an unfavorable view of Congress, 89 percent, is only seven percentage points higher than that of Republicans, at 82 percent.

While Congress, at its current 20 percent approval rating, according to Gallup, is safe from breaking records any time soon, President Donald Trump, with his 38.4 percent job approval rating during his first year in office, became the first president to go below 40 percent in his first year, with his nearest contender in this respect being Bill Clinton, at 49.3 percent.

BACKGROUND STORIES

In November 1996, I penned a column which the WASHINGTON TIMES titled “Demo Farce and the American Century.” In it, I wrote:

Election ’96 was a ‘demo farce!’ The U.S. democracy is turning into a New World Order plutocracy.”

 It was in October 1993 that I first deciphered the New World Order’s MO, and identified the real boss. I called David Rockefeller the “Big Chesse” at the time.

“David Rockefeller, the ‘Sir’ in the Milosevic-Eagleburger conversation (see below), is sort of Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 1.32.54 PMthe ‘Big Cheese,’ the grand patriarch of the American foreign policy, who ‘owns’ people around him. Using the CFR and the TLC as instruments of power, Rockefeller and his associates have nearly all the political and media bases covered. In the end, it does not matter whether Republicans or the Democrats win. Either way, it will be the (Rockefeller) ‘insiders’ who will run the show in Washington. (A quote from “Plutocracy Is Alive and Well in America,” Truth in Media, Nov 1993)

Four years later, I issued this warning about the oligarchs like Rockefeller, Soros and others destroying the middle class and creating a new social order consisting only of have’s and have not’s:

Nowhere is this (class difference) more pronounced than in the U.S. This is where the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the Great American Divide between the relative ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ has been growing wider and deeper in the last 30 years.”

That’s what this writer said almost 22 years ago – in a March 9, 1997 WASHINGTON TIMES column, titled “Plutocrats of the New World Orderhttp://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/Plutocrats%20of%20NWO.html

… and again about a year later…

The Great American Divide Widens – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim98-1-1.html (Jan 1998)

In November 1996, I penned a column which the WASHINGTON TIMES titled “Demo Farce and the American Century.” In it, I wrote:

Election ’96 was a ‘demo farce!’ The U.S. democracy is turning into a New World Order plutocracy.”

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LET’S END THE AMERICAN “DEMO FARCE”

THE AMERICAN “DEMO FARCE” WILL CONTINUE – IF WE KEEP VOTING FOR FALSE CHOICES PLUTOCRATS GIVE US

Almost 20 years ago, I penned a column which the WASHINGTON TIMES titled “Demo Farce and the American Century.”

In it, I wrote:

Election ’96 was a ‘demo farce!’ The U.S. democracy is turning into a New World Order plutocracy.”

Fast-forward to the current time frame… I could say the same, only with more emphasis:

Election 2016 is a ‘demo farce!’ The U.S. democracy IS a New World Order plutocracy.”

During the last 8 years, the Democrats have given us as presidential choices a black (12% of Americans), a Jew (2% of Americans) and a crook (1% of Americans or less).

Okay, so make it two crooks if Hillary gets elected.

No wonder the mainstream Americans are angry. No wonder we are feeling disenfranchised.

The non-Hispanic whites make up 63% of the U.S. electorate. And we have no one speaking for us. Include the Hispanics (17%), and that’s 80% of us left out in the cold.

Nor is Hillary really representing the blacks. She is a phony and a liar who will say and do anything to get someone’s vote.

Take a look, for example, at how this presidential candidate handles controversy, how dismissive she is of the young black woman who challenged her two-faced view of the blacks, and how quickly the black activist was ushered out of the fundraising event at which Hillary Clinton was speaking…

YOUNG BLACK WOMAN CHALLENGES HILLARY ON RACE

No wonder people are flocking to anybody who promises a real change. Even to someone like Trump, who is a part of the less than 1% of plutocrats (see IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A ‘TROJAN HORSE?’).

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And what about the Republicans? Are they any better?

Nope. More of the same: Crooks and frauds and liars. That’s all we get from the GOP. Just like 20 years ago when I penned that “demo farce” article. Only worse now.

So what are we waiting for? For the New World Order establishment to send us a lily-white Messiah as a candidate?

That’s not going to happen. 

So we are our only hope of spiritual resurrection and liberation from fiscal and physical slavery imposed on us by a small group of evil and greedy people.

And to make sure we stay oppressed, they are giving us false choices – the candidates who are working for them while pretending to represent us.

So let us vote for anybody but a Democrat or a Republican. Or not at all.  

Otherwise, we merely give our oppressors the legitimacy they do not deserve.

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€UROTOPIA: UNITED STATES OF EUROPE (1995)

UNITED STATES OF EUROPE (1995), AN IDEA WHICH WAS DEAD ON ARIVAL

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EU: Unworkable, Unwieldy, Unpopular…

And Outdated, Because It Is Based on Obsolete Industrial Era Principles

It was on April 19, 1995, over 20 years ago now, that I published an editorial about the merits of the “United States of Europe.” I called it “Eurotopia” (not my original term).

It was an idea advanced by two professors – C. Northcote Parkinson of Britain (1970s) and Prof A.H. Heineken of the Netherlands (early 1990s). And based on research by the Austrian sociologist Leopold Kohr from the 1950s.

Quite a European professorial trio, wouldn’t you say? Their work spread over four decades.

And no, Prof Parkinson has no connection with the infamous deadly disease, nor does Prof Heineken with the famous Dutch beer. At least not as fas as I know anyway. 🙂

Here’s premise of that theory.. in a nutshell:

It is always bigness, and only bigness, which is the 3344532-9319612342-Davidproblem of existence – social, as well as physical.” Prof Kohr concluded. So we must “cut down the substances and organisms which have outgrown their natural limits.”(Leopold Kohr, 1957)

Three years earlier, without being aware of the foregoing, I argued the very same point with the then chairman of EDS, Les Alberthal. I urged him to break up his company. Because EDS, then the largest IT services company in the world, started by Ross Perot in the 1960, was becoming “Unworkable, Unwieldy, Unpopular…” – to borrow the adjectives from this report’s title. Much like the EU today.

amoeba-diagram“Bigness in business has become a liability rather than an advantage,” I said. I compared a successful modern (1992) services business enterprise to an amoeba – which splits up before becoming too big (and, therefore, inefficient).

Alberthal tried to break up the company but was eventually replaced by other industrial centrists. So EDS bit the dust. The company was swallowed up eventually by HP in 2008, another industrial era dinosaur now on its way to extinction.

That – is what also lies ahead for the European Union, another industrial era top-down creation. Another dinosaur.

Death of Democracy

The EU’s demise will be accelerated by the way it obliterated a democratic choice by one of its members. Over 61% of Greeks voted on July 12 to reject the proposal-ultimatum put to the by the EU and global bankers. Yet a week later, the Greek government which urged the voters to reject the deal capitulated under the EU bankers’ and politicians’ pressure and sold out their country into financial slavery.

Pensioners in Greece Betrayed

Things didn’t used to be that way in Europe. Before the EU was imposed on the continent by the multinational corporations, people’s decisions were respected. In 1972 and in 1994 Norway’s government, for example, tried to join the EU. Both times, Iceland-Norway not in EUthe Norwegians said NO to the deal. The government hasn’t brought up the issue since.

Ditto in Iceland. Its government applied for the EU membership in 2009 only to withdraw from the negotiations with the EU officials earlier this year. The Icelanders and the Norwegians saw the same warning light as the Greeks. They did not want to become financial slaves of the New World Order.

By the way, Norway ranks as the No. 1 country in the world in terms of human development and standard of living. Iceland is No. 13. Greece is No. 29 – out of 198 countries analyzed in this ranking. 

So it pays to be wise and well educated. For, “if you lie down with dogs, you get up with flees.”

Troikas then and now

Alas, the Greeks had already tied a golden noose around their collective necks when they took the EU and IMF money. Too late now to try to get out. The heavy “Troika” boot was already on their necks. And is now pressing down even harder.

“United Stated of Europe”

So what might have saved Europe from the inevitable collapse under the centrist EU government?

Over 20 years ago, I wrote this:

“So is there a way out of our current foreign policy quagmire in Europe? Is there also a solution to increased strife world over? Yes, there is:

Prof. Heineken proposed a “United States of Europe.”us of eur.jpg (29786 bytes)

According to his plan, Europe’s 350 million inhabitants would live in 75 independent states, each with a population of about five to 10 million.

I wrote that in April 1995 when the EU consisted of 11 countries. Now the EU has the population of 507 million and counts 28 countries among its members.

Prof. Heineken pointed out that the German or Italian states, for example, never existed before the second half of the 19th century. In other words, they are younger than even the U.S.!

Did you know that? Bet your teachers never mentioned that when they talked of Europe as the Old Continent and of America as the New World.

Furthermore, at the time of the French revolution (1789), the majority of the population in that country did not even speak French. And they certainly were “not able to sing the ‘Marseillaise,’ the newly-minted national anthem,” argues Prof. Heineken. It was only at the end of the 19th century that the French peasants morphed into “Frenchmen.” Before then, they were people who hailed from various provinces in the country we now call France.”

In other words, the whole notion of statehood and nationality is an industrial era invention. It is not natural! And it cannot last in its present form!

“Yet, the main reason that the Heineken proposal would not work is because it runs against another law of nature – the survival of the fittest, which Charles Darwin so eloquently explained – also in the last century.”

“Why would Europe’s most powerful countries, such as Germany, France, Britain or Italy, for example, volunteer to be split up into five or more weaker entities? Can you really see the Greeks giving up their northern territories to a new state called Macedonia, after having kicked so much fuss over the mere use of the name by the former Yugoslav republic? What are the chances of the “incorrigible Serbs” ceding Kosovo, the cradle of their civilization, to Albania, while leaving their Western Serb brethren in belligerent states called Croatia and Bosnia? Why would the Romanian leaders agree to have their country broken up into three pieces while seeing that Hungary, remains intact?”

As the Serbian general, Ratko Mladic once told me during the Bosnian war, “borders are drawn in blood,” i.e., not by some academicians’ or diplomats’ pens.

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Balkans, political map

And so, thanks to NATO’s military intervention, Bosnia was split up into a separate country. Ditto re. Kosovo. Montenegro split up from Serbia under foreign political pressures on its quisling government.

So yes, the new borders were mostly written in blood (right). And yet they look amazingly similar to the Eurotopia map Prof Heineken produced (above left).

Back to my 1995 piece…

“So, Heineken’s ideas were not perfect. To his credit, even the author called them “a Eurotopia?” (i.e., a European utopia). But there is no question that such a Europe, with its borders modified in blood or otherwise to correct some of the above anomalies, would be a safer place than is the current “Old Continent.”

“It may be wiser to accept these developments (toward decentralization and independence) than to work against them,” suggested Prof. Heineken.

Alas, nobody in the EU heeded his advice. The bankers and multinationals won the day. And off to future wars Europe goes.

Here’s how I finished that 1995 piece:

“It would take an event of cataclysmic proportion, such as another world war, to force the formerly dominant species to cede some power to the weaker ones. And, as Darwin would have probably agreed, they would do it out of fear, not as a charity gesture.

“If the above analysis proves accurate, it would probably spell the end of the world as we know it. But not the end of the world.

For, did you ever observe what happens after a fire or an avalanche had wreaked havoc in a forest? What follows is – life! And it is a life richer and fuller than the one which the cataclysm had destroyed.”

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UPDATE JULY 9, 2015

WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN DEBT CRISIS? WHY ARE THE MEDIA SILENT ABOUT THAT?

United States vs. Greek Debt: Talk about a pot calling a kettle black

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Worse, our U.S. debt is growing much faster than incomes… (also see TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA, APRIL 20, 2015).

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Which means, “the harder we work, the ‘behinder’ we get.”

Similarly, the national debt per capita of some other European countries that are hurling stones at the poor Greeks, like Italy for example, is also worse than Greece’s (about $49,000 vs. $34,000 per capita). World debt 7-09-15l

As for the total world debt, it is a staggering figure. Take a look…

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For more, see…

GREECE BETRAYED BY OWN GOVERNMENT, LOSES FISCAL SOVEREIGNTY

11666212_10153411883998490_3990176019431851562_n Betrayed 7-13-15

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THE EU, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?

No Surprise There: Brussels 2015 Like Versailles 1919?

One week ago today, the Greeks were celebrating the power of democracy. On July 5, the OXI (NO) voters sent a resounding message to the global and European bankers’ ultimatums. They won the referendum 61% to 39%.

The next day, July 6, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras signaled that he was already preparing the ground for betrayal of the voters who brought him to power. He dumped his finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, the man who ferociously defended the Greek sovereignty against the international banker cartel and their political stooges.

The same day, I figured the Greeks were done for. I put that in writing in the July 10 Truth in Media editorial QUO VADIS, GREECE? (Where to, Greece?).

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 7.51.49 AM Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 8.11.46 PMWell, today, July 13, that has become a fact. Tsipras and his new Oxford-educated finance minister have surrendered Greece’s fiscal sovereignty to the international bankers and their EU lackeys.  They have submitted to draconian economic reforms that the Greek people had rejected in a referendum barely a week before. 

New “Versailles Treaty?”

Echoing widespread views on social media, one financial analyst claimed the deal was worse than the 1919 Treaty of Versailles that crushed Weimar Germany with debt and paved the way for Hitler and World War II.

Marc Ostwald, of ADM Investor Services, argued that the eurozone creditor countries wanted “to completely destroy Greece”.

Except that Greece was not the enemy of the European Union. It is a full-fledged member of it. But with friends like that, the Greek people should now ask themselves, who needs enemies?

old-beggarThis writer said a month ago that USURY & TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK.

“This has nothing to do with economics. It has nothing to do with putting Greece back on the rails towards recovery,” former finance minister Varoufakis told Australia’s public broadcaster, the ABC, on Monday.

Yanis Greek FM“This is a new Versailles treaty that is haunting Europe again, and the prime minister [Alexis Tsipras] knows it. He knows he’s damned if he does and he’s damned if he doesn’t.”

Varoufakis (left) also said he “jumped more than he was pushed” when he resigned from the ministry.

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras “didn’t have what it took, sentimentally, emotionally, at that moment, to carry that no vote to Europe and use it as a weapon,” said Varoufakis.

In other words, Tsipras is a wuss. Which does not bode well for his political future even as an EU doormat.

Sellout

In return for a bailout plan that could be worth up to €86B ($95B), Greece has promised to pass laws introducing controversial economic reforms by Wednesday. These include reforming the VAT system, overhauling pensions and signing up to plans that ensure immediate spending cuts in the event of breaching creditor-mandated budget targets.

Tsipras and Tsakalatos have also agreed to sell off state assets worth €50B, with the proceeds earmarked for a trust fund supervised by its creditors. Half the fund will be used to recapitalize Greek banks, while the remaining €25B will pay down Greek debts.

For more, see… http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/13/athens-and-eurozone-agree-bailout-deal-for-greece

Pensioners in Greece Betrayed

In another humiliating climbdown, Athens could be forced to reverse measures it passed upon assuming power that are deemed to run counter to the bailout philosophy. 

Paul Krugman, the Nobel-prize winning economist and prominent critic of austerity in Greece, said the creditors’ demands on Greece “went beyond harsh into pure vindictiveness, [leading to the] complete destruction of national sovereignty [with] no hope of relief”.

“It’s a grotesque betrayal of everything the European project was supposed to stand for,” he wrote several hours before the final deal emerged. 

ECB Germany 1370 and 2015“I can’t support a Europe that acts as a thuggy bailiff against Greece #Thisisacoup,” tweeted Suzanne Moore, a columnist for Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

“The world is watching what is being done to Greece in the name of euro stability,” she wrote in her today’s column. “It sees a nation stripped of its dignity, its sovereignty, its future.”

Not content with taking away Greece’s financial sovereignty, the three institutions – the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank – have also asked Athens to come up with a plan to “de-politicize” its civil service by next Monday.

Which means they are trying to strip away Greece’s political sovereignty, too.

“The euro family has been exposed as a loan-sharking conglomerate that cares nothing for democracy,” writes Moore. “This family is abusive. This ‘bailout’, which will be sold as being a cruel-to-be-kind deal is nothing of the sort. It is simply being cruel to be cruel.”

8782820When the banks are in trouble, the governments forgive the debt (e.g. US 2008 bailout). When a government (country) is in trouble, the banks bring out enforcers with baseball bats (Greece 2015 bailout).

That’s about the gist of it.

The main reason the bankers were so harsh with Greece is because they want to make it an example of what happens with a bad debtor. It’s like the Mafia or loan sharks kneecapping or cutting off fingers of a someone who owes them money but can’t pay.

That’s so no other countries in a similar or worse position than Greece would even think of walking away from their debts (Spain, Italy and yes, even the U.S., by the way – our debt per capita is 66% higher than Greece’s!).

The more things change, the more they stay the same (Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1808-1890)

History Repeating Itself

It never feels good to be right when predicting someone’s betrayal. Unfortunately, I’ve been there before.

It did not feel good, either, when I predicted in July 1990 that the then widely popular Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic would eventually betray his people. It took a few years. But by 1994, in the midst of the Bosnian war, that became clear for all to see.

NATO-UNThat’s when Milosevic imposed an embargo on the Bosnian Serbs, whom he had set up in power in the first place. Milosevic was hoping to appease and earn some brownie points from the international thugs who incited the Balkan wars in the first place.1280px-DaytonAgreement

And Milosevic did it again in Dayton in November 1995. The Dayton Accords paved the way for NATO to occupy Bosnia under the guise of a peacekeeping force.

All the former Serbian president got in return was scorn and imprisonment at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal, where he eventually died in 2006 under suspicious circumstances, allegedly of a heart ailment (see “Put the UN Justice on Trial: Who Says There Is No Death Penalty at the Hague?,” March 2006).

GREECE: WHAT NOW? WHO AND WHEN WILL REPLACE TSIPRAS?

The political, and sometimes physical, life span of an appeaser is rather short. That’s certainly one of the lessons we can learn from history.

Another is that USURY AND TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK (JUNE 13, 2015), as this writer put it in an editorial exactly one month ago. The Versailles Treaty is a case in point.

So what can we expect will happen now in Greece?

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Either way, someone even more radical is likely to replace them. And if so, how will then the bankers and the European Union react? Send the troops to occupy the country as Hitler did?

Or, as is more likely, will the European Union itself split up along the North-South continental divide which the all-night negotiating session in Brussels revealed on July 12-13?

Either way, the Greek tragedy isn’t over yet. We are in for more interesting times ahead, I am afraid.

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UPDATE, JULY 14, 2015

GREECE GOES ON STRIKE OVER BAILOUT DEAL WITH EURO LOANSHARKS, SYRIZA FLAG BURNED

Greek civil service workers have announced a 24-hour strike in the wake of today’s bailout deal amid insider claims that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was ‘crucified’ during marathon overnight talks.

Greeks have reacted to the news of the bailout deal with fury, saying the tough reforms agreed to by their Prime Minister condemned the country to ‘misery, humiliation and slavery’.

Following lengthy overnight talks between 19 eurozone leaders, Greece caved in and accepted a range of reforms to secure a deal worth up to €86 billion – the country’s third bailout in five years.

Athens Syriza flag burning  2A7E776800000578-3157801-image-m-20_1436787666288 German tanks in Athens

 The hard left Athens leader – who was elected on an anti-austerity platform – faced an immediate backlash over the deal, with many Greeks furious at Tsipras’ reluctantly accepting even tougher reforms than those categorically rejected by citizens at last week’s bailout referendum.

Some have already taken to social media using #thisisacoup to decry the terms of the deal, with many attacking the creditors terms as unfair. Users even accused Germany of ‘destroying Europe once again’, adding they ‘could not do it with tanks so now they try it with banks’.

Haralambos Rouliskos, a 60-year-old economist who was out walking in Athens, described the deal as ‘misery, humiliation and slavery’.

Katerina Katsaba, a 52-year-old working for a pharmaceutical company, said: ‘I am not in favour of this deal. I know they [the eurozone creditors] are trying to blackmail us.’

Another woman burned the flag of Tsipras’ ruling Syria party as journalists took pictures.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3159710/Greek-civil-service-workers-announce-24-hour-strike-government-gives-creditors-insider-reveals-leaders-furious-rows-says-Tsipras-crucified.html

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Also see…

QUO VADIS, GREECE? (Where to, Greece?)

QUO VADIS, GREECE? (Where to, Greece?)

TSIPRAS TO BETRAY GREEK VOTERS, STAB DEMOCRACY IN THE BACK?

Also see… ARE GREEK KARMIC AND PUBLIC DEBTS INTERRELATED?

karmic-debt-header1So what is likely to happen after Sunday (July 12), the latest deadline the EU set for Greece to accept its ultimatums or leave the eurozone?

Ideally, Greece should take and follow the advice Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independent Party, gave Alexis Tsipras on July 8 in a speech at the European Parliament,

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[Addressing Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM how was in attendance]

“If you’ve got the courage, you should lead the Greek people out of the eurozone with your head held high.  Yes, it will be tough for the first few months. But with devalued currency, and with friends of Greece all over the world, you will recover.” (see https://www.facebook.com/UKIP/videos)

How likely is that to happen?

Not very, in this writer’s opinion. At least not on Sunday, the D-day for the European Union and its bankers to make a decision about Greece’s staying or leaving.

My money is on Tsipras (the Greek PM) cavingScreenShot 2015-07-08 at 9.53.36 AM in. He signaled as much a few days ago when he delivered the head of his flamboyant and outspoken finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, to Angela Merkel and other European banking henchmen the day after the victorious (!) July 5 referendum.

“I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride” (Greek Former Finance Minister)

Yanis Greek FMLest we forget, it was Varoufakis (left) who captured the Greeks’ imagination and hearts when he said on the eve of the vote, that what the global and European bankers “what they’re doing with Greece has a name — terrorism. What Brussels and the ‘troika’ (ECB, IMF and EU) want today is for the yes (vote) to win so they could humiliate the Greek.” (see Financial Terrorism, July 5).

Over 61% of his countrymen agreed and voted NO on Sunday, July 5,  only to see their fiery finance minister unceremoniously dumped the next day by Tsipras, like some sort of excess baggage.

Why?

To appease the bankers “troika” he had criticized (ECB, IMF and EU).

The iconoclastic Varoufakis, who is seen here riding his motorcycle Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 8.22.41 AMwith his wife after from the government offices after being told by Tsipras his services would no longer be required, had this to say about what had transpired:

“Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.”

“I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride.”

p34841_p_v7_aaStabbed in the back after delivering victory to Tsipras and his party, The Greek version of “Motorcycle Diaries” (a 2004 Che Guevara biopic).

Almost immediately, Tsipras named Euclid Tsakalotos as the new finance minister.

An Oxford-educated economist, Tsakalotos has much in common with the political elite of Westminster, having attended St Paul’s school, before going on to read politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) as an undergraduate. He later completed his PhD in economics at Oxford in 1989.

The 55-year-old, who was born in Rotterdam, has served as the chief economic spokesman and effective shadow finance minister for the Syriza-led government. One can easily see how a man like that would be preferred by the bankers and northern EU politicians. Almost like one of their own.

So Varoufakis was a sacrificial lamb.  It was the Greek PM’s message to the European lenders that he is ready to bend and genuflect to them despite the NO vote.  And give them another man they could “negotiate” with.

If Tsipras really intended to lead his country out of the eurozone, would he bending over backwards like this to appease the bankers?carpetbagger-and-scalawag

Tsipras’ comments in Brussels during the following days were also conciliatory even when he was being attacked by the northern Europeans.

In the end, if Tsipras does go against the Greek popular vote and bows to the “carpetbaggers and scalawags” of Europe at the EU meeting on Sunday, he will have squandered the enormous political capital which he and his party had accumulated during the first five months in office.

Will his countrymen accept defeat? That’s a big question. What is likely to follow in Greece is quite unpredictable. A prolonged agony, slow motion “Grecit?” A popular revolt? Coup d’etat? New elections?

Who knows… None of it will be good for Greece.

The volatile situation is not unlike that in Belgrade in March 1941. That’s when the Yugoslav government signed a neutrality pact with Hitler hoping to avert the war. It backfired.demonstracije_27-mart-19411

The deal lasted less than two days. On March 27, 1941,  the Yugoslav government was toppled after massive street demonstrations against the pact with Hitler (see ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: “BOLJE RAT NEGO PAKT” (Better war than pact), MARCH 27, 2014).

Ten days later, Hitler attacked Yugoslavia by bombing Belgrade on Easter Sunday without a declaration of war.  So the appeasers got neither the peace nor power. The government had to flee the country, including the king.

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” – (Winston Churchill)

If Tsipras does lead his country out of the eurozone, however, then a new dawn for Greece and perhaps mankind may follow (see GREECE SAYS “OXI” (N€IN-NO) TO EURO/GLOBAL BANKSTERS… NOW WHAT?, July 5). That, however, is a less likely outcome on Sunday, unless they get booted out of the EU and have no choice but to leave.

Either way, “we live in exciting times.” Which is a Chinese curse.

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UPDATE, JULY 10, 2015

TSIPRAS, GREEK GOVERNMENT CAPITULATE, REVERSE THEMSELVES AND THE REFERENDUM VOTE

This article had been written over a two-day period July 8-9. This morning, July 10, I learned of the new proposals by the Greek government which seem to acquiesce to the creditors demands for cutbacks and austerity measures which the Greeks had previously rejected (for details of Tsipras’ surrender, click here).

This is a sad day for Greek democracy. Less five days after receiving a resounding “NO” vote in last Sunday’s referendum, the Tsipras government reversed itself and sold out the Greek people, especially the pensioners, into deeper usury and slavery.

As you can see from this editorial, sadly, this is what this writer had been expecting. This is one of those occasions when all I can say is “wish I were wrong.” For the sake of Greece. For the sake of freedom in the world.

Synchronicity: Unbridled capitalism is the ‘dung of the devil’, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis7-10-15In an unusual twist of events and synchronicity, at about the same time as Tsipras was betraying his people and caving in to the bankers’ demands, Pope Francis was urging the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land (see Unbridled capitalism is the ‘dung of the devil’, says Pope Francis, July 10).

imagesIn one of the longest, most passionate and sweeping speeches of his pontificate delivered in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the Pontiff also asked forgiveness for the sins committed by the Roman Catholic church in its treatment of native Americans during what he called the “so-called conquest of America”.

What interesting times we live in, indeed! Who could have ever imagined that some day, we would see the Pope and Che Guevara on the same page of the political map of the world.

Divine synchronicity! Just beautiful…

DIVINE SYNCHRONICITY, PART III: GREEK “MOTORCYCLE DIARIES”

You saw in my earlier comment an example of Divine Synchronicity between Pope Francis remarks and the Greek PM’s betrayal of his people. Also, that the Pope and Che Guevara, a famous revolutionary, are both Argentinians who now find themselves on the same political page.

p34841_p_v7_aaThere was a third example of Divine Synchronicity. Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 8.22.41 AMAt the time I was writing my “Quo Vadis, Greece” editorial, which I finished last night, I did not even know that the Pope was in South America, much less what he would be saying the next day.

Yet in the part of the editorial dealing with Tsipras’ firing of his motorcycle-riding finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, I made a reference to it being a page out of the “Greek Motorcycle Diaries” (a reference to the famous book and 2004 movie of the same title about the life of Che Guevara).

Divine synchronicity, part III.

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We are all slaves to the global banker’s usury (also see USURY AND TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK, JUNE 13, 2015 ).

BRICS COULD HELP FUND GREECE IF ATHENS APPLIED

Greece Can Easily Get Funding From BRICS Bank: Russia

BRICS Annual Summit Opens Today in Russian City of Ufa and Greece Is Likely to Be on the Agenda

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In response to an article in the London’s Financial Times almost a month ago (June 13), this writer said among other things:89d2eb35-de7c-4179-ae4d-3a1f6ff5a600-620x372

What if Greece decided it has had enough of the pompous grandstanding by the EU and its global banker masters? What if Greece decided to chuck the euro and throw its lot with Russia (and China, and India, and Brazil and South Africa – the BRICS countries). (This would split the EU and NATO like a wedge – see the maps).

Well, it did not take long for that to become a reality. European and global bankers continue to treat Greece like a naughty stepchild of Europe, laying down one ultimatum after another, despite an overwhelming democratic vote by the Greek people last Sunday which rejected them.

With their arrogant attitude, Germany and other northern European countries are practically pushing Greece out of the eurozone without heeding the awesome geopolitical ramifications such a move would have. Because Greece would become a wedge that would split not just the EU, but potentially also NATO.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speak at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 19, 2015. Russia is willing to consider giving financial aid to Greece, a Russian government official said Friday ahead of talks between the leaders of the two countries. (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speak at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 19, 2015. Russia is willing to consider giving financial aid to Greece, a Russian government official said Friday ahead of talks between the leaders of the two countries.

This has not been lost on Russia which has also been under the gun of economic sanctions imposed first my Washington and then also by the EU after the downing of the MH-17 flight over Ukraine.

On June 19, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras flew to Russia where he met with Russian president Putin on the sidelines of a conference in Saint Petersburg countries. And then right after that fateful referendum vote on Sunday, July 5, when the Greeks rejected the EU and IMF bankers’ ultimatums, Tsipras was again on the phone to Putin.

Why?

Because if Greece leaves or gets kicked out of the eurozone after the latest Sunday (July 12) ultimatum, Russia and its BRICS partners may be able to help.

Yesterday (July 7), Russian deputy finance minister Sergey Storchak said that Greece could get financing from BRICS if it buys a few shares of the its new development bank to become a member. Storchak said gaining BRICS membership should not be a problem for Greece.

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Tuesday that the European Union and brics.financethe IMF should have acted sooner to solve the Greek debt crisis (see BRICS kick starts $100bn reserve currency pool, July 8)

All this means that Greece is likely to be on the agenda of the BRICS summit in the Russian city of Ufa which is due to begin in a few hours. The finance ministers have already started their meetings (on July 8).

As for the heads of state, besides the five BRICS members – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – Iran’s president Hasan Rouhani will be also attending. Which is all the more interesting because Iran and the U.S. are right now embroiled in supposedly final negotiations of a nuclear deal.

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€URO WAS DOOMED FROM THE START, EVEN BEFORE ITS BIRTH

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€URO WAS DOOMED FROM THE START, EVEN BEFORE IT WAS BORN

Eur-bearI recently exchanged some correspondence with a learned longtime friend and fellow-columnist from Australia who also monitors events in Europe closely. We “chatted” long distance about the €uro and the Greek crises. I reminded my friend of a column I wrote in 1998 (A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING) in which I said the Euro was doomed right from the start. In fact, before it was even born (on Jan 1, 1999). The above image was published with that 1998 article.

Here’s an excerpt from that piece… in a nutshell:

There is a basic problem with all “globalist” ideas is that they are TOP-down. Which means, they are FADS, not trends.

As John Naisbitt noted in his Megatrends bestseller 33 years ago, “trends are bottom-up; fads are top-down.”

That’s why neither the €uro nor any other idea cooked up in corporate boardrooms will get traction on the street.

Why was the €uro doomed before it was even born?

santa-mariaBecause it was a top-down creation by the New World Order globalists – read global BANKERS and MULTINATIONALS – executed by their political stooges in Washington and elsewhere. Their hidden goal was to ultimately destroy Europe as we knew it, especially its millions of small businesses in small countries like Greece, Portugal etc., and turn the Old Continent into 503 million of nondescript, faceless, cultureless, materialistic mad shoppers of goods made in China and elsewhere where labor is cheaper.

The first claw ripping into Europe is the “EU;” the second is the “euro;” the third is the “Y2K” (though the U.S. cannot claim direct credit for that); the fourth and fifth are the two “enlargements” – EU’s and NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe; the sixth is “immigration.” All six claws will eventually sap the competitive lifeblood out of the victim, if the current trends continue.” (an excerpt from A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, Dec 1998)

Loss of European jobs? No problem. They’s figure out something. Just like they did in the U.S. when millions of American jobs disappeared and sailed overseas. The sheeple will behave as sheeple do world over: grin and bear it. That was the assumption.

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Naturally, that’s not how the globalist bankers and multinationals put it. They painted the European “integration” in rosy colors. Which is how they managed to pull the wool over the eyes of hundreds of millions of sheeple around the world (such as the U.S., Australia and other “developed” (read consumerism) countries (see ON EVOLUTION: FROM COMPLACENCY TO PERDITION, Nov 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-C8).

Eliminating nationalism would supposedly help prevent future wars in Europe, they said.

Preventing Wars by Starting Them

Of course, the globalists’ duplicity quickly became clear for all but the blind sheeple to see. Less than three months after the €uro launch, they launched a war on a small European country – for the first time since the end of WW II.

Here is what this writer said about NATO’s “Gang Rape of Serbia” which started in March 1999:

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So much for the globalists’ trying to prevent wars in Europe – by launching them!

Still, the European sheeple by and large bought the bogus promises of a brighter future that the €uro and the EU would supposedly deliver. After all, “we are not Serbia,” they reasoned, much like some decent Germans depicted in Pastor Martin NIEMÖLLER’s famous anti-Nazi poem:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—79623
I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Nationalism Still Blossoming Across Europe

As for the €uro integration supposedly eliminating nationalism in Europe, all one needs to do is take a look at the soccer championships, for example, to see the duplicity and failure of that notion as well. The masses never got the memo that they are supposed to feel European first. They never forgot who they are first and foremost – Greeks, Germans, Spaniards, Italians, Brits, French, etc.

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Of late, there are been even new sub-strands of nationalism in evidence. Such as those displayed by the soccer fans of the European champion Barcelona who want Catalonia to separate from Spain into an independent country (right).

So if anything, the nationalism in Europe is as present as ever if not more so. The Sunday’s Greek referendum result is merely the latest example of it.

Most Europeans Don’t Care about Whether Greece Stays or Goes

Meanwhile, how do the rest of the Europeans feel about a possible Greek exit?chartoftheday_3611_how_do_europeans_feel_about_a_grexit_n

Take a look at this survey… A shrug. Doesn’t concern me.

Kind of like what they felt when NATO attacked Serbia. Another shrug. Doesn’t concern me.

Kind of like the Europeans’ attitude toward Hitler’s rise in the 1930s? A shrug. Doesn’t concern me.

Until it did. And then millions died. Because “there was no one left to speak out for them.” (Niemöller)

NOTE: Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

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A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING (Dec 1998)

The first claw ripping into Europe is the “EU;” the second is the “euro;” the third is the “Y2K” (though the U.S. cannot claim direct credit for that); the fourth and fifth are the two “enlargements” – EU’s and NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe; the sixth is “immigration.” All six claws will eventually sap the competitive lifeblood out of the victim, if the current trends continue.

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This is more evidence that the 1991 Maastricht Treaty was an example of the globalist elite’s ramming the EU idea down the Europeans’ throats. For, the EU adds a significant tax burden over and above the costs of each national government – like the United Nations bureaucracy.

The same argument can be made about the second claw of the NWO’s Euro-Clinton Obama Europedestruction – conversion of national currencies to a “euro.” There is no doubt that the “euro” is a benefit to the hordes of the U.S. and European consulting, legal and accounting firms engaged in the currency conversion projects. Not to mention the banks, think-tanks or other leaches feeding off of productive economic activities. Just as the Harvard-inspired “reforms” in Russia in 1992-1994 meant an enrichment opportunity for the few (quislings and foreigners) at the expense of the many (Russians).

Meanwhile, the proponents of the “euro” argue that a common currency will lower transaction costs. Maybe. But even if so, not before first raising them. Besides, only companies which operate on a pan-European scale may benefit from it. As for the rest, especially small businesses – the backbone of most European economies – the “euro” will mostly mean additional expenses and diminishing national sovereignty.

And then there are political risks associated with the “euro.” “The new currency will become the target of allocation conflicts, the magnet for political action and the putty between continental forces,” noted a July 1998 Bertelsmann Forum report. “The ‘euro’ could force a major process of financial compensation throughout Europe, thus triggering conflicts of a new intensity.”

Indeed.”

Read more…
A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING –http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/chronicles-dec98.html

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Finally, here’s an interesting article about the Greek and Euro crisis that has been published in the American media. No, not the “lamestream” media. But still, HUFFINGTON POST is moving toward becoming a mainstream media outlet.

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The ‘Double Truth’ Revealed by Greek Crisis Shows Path Ahead Is a ‘Two Speed’ Europe

Posted: 07/06/2015 5:53 pm EDT

The authors of this editorial are Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman, Berggruen Institute
and Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST

Here are some excerpt now…

…Gideon Rachman has put the next steps after the Greek vote succinctly in theFinancial Times:

If European leaders were thinking clearly, they should see that rather than punishing Greece, it is now in the EU’s interests to do its level best to make sure that Greece can leave the euro, but stay inside the EU with a minimum of pain. If that means giving Greece debt relief as part of the exit package, so be it. Debt relief, in return for Grexit, could make political as well as economic sense.

“Debt relief, in return for Grexit, could make political as well as economic sense.

A Greek exit from the eurozone would thus strengthen the eurozone, not weaken it.
And it would enable the Greeks, who have now made their voice heard in a resounding rejection of supranational sovereignty, master of their own reforms. Indeed, the only hope of reform in such sensitive areas as pensions and taxes is if they are authored by Greeks themselves. There will be lots of pain ahead, but pain with dignity instead of indignity. If it all fails in the end, the Greeks would have no one to blame but themselves. That is the democratic verdict to which they have bound their fate.

Other European democracies would also likely be more generous with humanitarian aid and other funds if it was clear these were to help desperate pensioners in Greece rather than rewarding one of its members for breaking the rules everyone else must abide by and getting away with it. That is the nub of the resentment both among the mainstream and the right populist parties in the northern eurozone.

READ MORE… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicolas-berggruen/greek-crisis-double-truth_b_7737486.html

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UPDATE 4:05 PDT

DEJA VU: GREECE GETS ANOTHER ULTIMATUM
 
July 7, 2015
 
It’s deal or Grexit on Sunday
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We’ve seen so many deadlines come and go since the Greek debt crisis began. Yet all that tonight meeting of European Union leaders with Greek’s PM Alexis Tsipras produced is another ultimatum.
 
Europe has given Athens one last chance to produce a credible economic reform plan that could underpin a new bailout. It has also threatened that Greece will leave the eurozone if it doesn’t comply before Sunday, when a new emergency summit will be held.
 
Speaking after tonight’s eurozone summit, European Council president Donald Tusk warned gravely that the next five days are the most critical in the European Union’s history.
 
He has called all 28 European leaders to Brussels on Sunday, which could be the moment that Greece begins to leave the Euro.
 
“Our inability to find agreement may lead to the bankruptcy of Greece and the insolvency of its banking system,” Tusk warned. “And for sure, it will be most painful for the Greek people.”
 
“I have no doubt that this will affect all of Europe, also in the geo-political sense. If someone has any illusion that it will not be so, they are naive.”
 
French President Francois Hollande said.
 
“It’s not just the problem of Greece [at stake], it’s the future of the European Union”
 
Germany’s Angela Merkel warned that Greece has not yet done enough to begin talks about a new bailout. Sunday’s summit has been called, she said, “because we think the situation is so dangerous”.
 
Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM who arrived in Brussels with the backing of most Greek political parties, now faces the unpalatable option of signing up to a deal similar to the one that was rejected by the Greek people on Sunday.
 
READ MORE…
 

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UPDATE JULY 8, 2015 – SESSION OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

“The European project is actually beginning to die… the plan has failed”

There is a new Berlin Wall and it’s called the €uro”

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BRUSSELS, July 8, 2015 – Speaking at today’s session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Nigel Forage, leader of the British Independent Party and a member of the European Parliament, delivered an impassioned oratory in favor of the Greek exit from eurozone that sounded more like a wake speech for the €uro and the European Union.

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You can watch his entire speech as recorded live today, even with Greek subtitles, in the Youtube video below. Here are some excerpts from Forage’s remarks. I have marked the approximate position on the video in [m:ss]:

[0:22} “The Europe an project is actually beginning to die” – Nigel Farage, UK, speaking in European Parliament today.

[1:38] “The plan has failed. This isn’t just Greece we are talking about. The whole of Mediterranean finds itself in the wrong currency… I feel that the continent (of Europe) is now divided from north to south.”

[1:52] “There is a new Berlin Wall and it’s called the €uro” 

Addressing Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM who was present there, “your country should never have joined the €uro. I think you’ve acknowledged that. But the big banks, the big businesses and the big politics forced you in. Goldman Sachs, the German arms manufacturers… they were all very happy.”

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[3:40] [Addressing Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM how was in attendance] “If you’ve got the courage, you should lead the Greek people out of the eurozone with your head held high. Yes, it will be tough for the first few months. But with devalued currency, and with friends of Greece all over the world, you will recover.”

[long applause] 

  1. Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament, is a British politician and former commodity broker. He is the leader of the UK Independence Party. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Farage

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Here’s also the same video without the Greek subtitles as seen at the UK Independent Party website:

https://www.facebook.com/UKIP/videos

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UPDATE JULY 9, 2015

WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN DEBT CRISIS? WHY ARE THE MEDIA SILENT ABOUT THAT?

United States vs. Greek Debt: Talk about a pot calling a kettle black

The Greek debt crisis has been in the headline news for weeks now. The country has been declared virtually bankrupt by the global media and its lenders. Lately, some Washington officials have joined the heads of the European banks and the IMF, in which the U.S. has by far the highest voting percentage, calling for Greeks roll over and accept the bankers’ ultimatums.

Well, talk about a pot calling a kettle black. So you think Greece is in trouble? You think Greece has accumulated too much debt?

What would you say if I told you that each and every American is burdened with 66% MORE GOVERNMENT DEBT than an average Greek citizen? (about $57,000 vs. $34,000 per capita).

Take a look at this chart.

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Worse, our U.S. debt is growing much faster than incomes… (also see TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA, APRIL 20, 2015).

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Which means, “the harder we work, the ‘behinder’ we get.”

Similarly, the national debt per capita of some other European countries that are hurling stones at the poor Greeks, like Italy for example, is also worse than Greece’s (about $49,000 vs. $34,000 per capita). World debt 7-09-15l

As for the total world debt, it is a staggering figure. Take a look…

We are all slaves to the global banker’s usury (also see USURY AND TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK, JUNE 13, 2015 ).

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