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Chechen leader Kadyrov 'threatens' Radio Echo, Moscow, after poll support for Charlie Hebdo

Alexei Venediktov

Alexei Venediktov, chief editor of Radio Echo, Moscow
An editor asks listeners if it's OK to publish Muhammad Cartoons and the Chechen responds with threats of violence. Is this how it works now?

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Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, otherwise known as Imam Ramzan.
The fallout from the murderous rampage against Charlie Hebdo spilled over the North Caucuses and Moscow on Friday. The leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, threatened Radio Echo of Moscow after it ran a poll, asking its listeners whether media, in reaction to Wednesday's murders of the Charlie Hebdo journalists, should publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. A majority of Echo's listeners, 68 percent, said "yes," the cartoons should be published and 30 percent said "no."

Less than an hour later, Kadyrov posted on Twitter that that Echo's editor-in-chief, Aleksei Venediktov, had insulted Muslims and said, "There are those who will bring Venediktov to account."

"Venediktov has long ago converted Echo of Moscow into the main anti-Islamic horn," Kadyrov wrote next to his own portrait, which shows him pointing at the sky, muscles bulging, and rings on his fingers. If authorities did not restrict the radio that "incites animosity and hatred among people and nations," Kadyrov went on, "There will be people to make Venediktov responsible." A dangerous statement in the country where a number of journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya and Natalya Estemirova, have been assassinated by Chechen nationals.


Comment: In an interview in 2010, Venediktov stated:
"...we are rigorously law abiding. We take great care to insure that we don't infringe the outer aspects of the law. ...[I]n the eyes of the authorities we are a showcase for the West, demonstrating that Russia has free speech. And of course we exploit our position. ...[W]e have become a genuine source of information for people who make decisions. [...] The presidential administration and the White House bureaucracy [in Moscow] listen to our forum and look out for what happens in it. [On the topic of data] I have independent sources, which may coincide with what the Kremlin has to say, or may not. They check out our data - it's a kind of model for self-correction. I also think this may be what allows Ekho Moskvy to exist in the form it does.

"Our job is to clarify what rights people have. (Question: Do you feel like the last bastion of free speech?) No. I feel like a professional. It seems to me that we are doing a professional job and we don't think in terms of free speech. We could see the threat. People started censoring themselves because no one wanted to end up on the streets...we didn't change our tone. Eighty-three percent of our listeners have been through higher education, [are] independent people; can't be forced to merge with the crowd...with a strong sense of self-esteem...are individualists. [...] We don't have a messianic mission - our job is to inform and entertain. [...] (Regarding self-censorship) It's fear. The new generation see it as the norm of course. ...they understand that one shouldn't allow oneself to do it, but they don't think why. This shouldn't be happening."
Nice self-propaganda, but at least he reveals his true allegiances: the West, i.e., the Anglo-Zionist empire, i.e., not Russia.


Snakes in Suits

Pastor led kid 'to the Lord' by punching him 'as hard as I could'

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Pastor Eric Dammann
A pastor at the Bible Baptist Church in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey is coming under fire after his church posted a video of him claiming to have converted a "smart aleck" youth by "punching him in the chest as hard as I could."

Pastor Eric Dammann begins by saying that he met a young man in Calgary named "Ben," who was "a nice kid, but one of those - he was a real smart aleck. He was a bright kid, which didn't help things - made him more dangerous."

"We were outside one day at youth group," Dammann continues, "and he was just trying to push my buttons. He was just kind of not taking the Lord serious [sic]."

Comment: Interesting last name of the pastor. So it's okay to use violence against someone questioning the religion? Apparently so with this pastor who considers a smart person as dangerous. Appalling!


Dollars

Is there a bank run happening in Greece?

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Financial investor Mike "Mish" Shedlock pointed out in a recent column that there has been an incredible surge of withdrawals from Greek banks in recent months.

In November, there was roughly €220 million withdrawals from Greek banks, but in December that number jumped all the way up to €3 billion.

Greeks are depositing much less money in the bank as well. Deposits in Greek banks have dropped by 37% since 2010.

Investment experts are warning Greeks to take their assets out before there is a run on the banks. However, politicians are urging the public to remain calm.

Comment: Coming soon to a bank near you?


Pistol

Paris shooting investigator commits suicide

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© REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Police commissioner Helric Fredou, who had been investigating the attack on the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, committed suicide in his office. The incident occurred in Limoges, the administrative capital of the Limousin region in west-central France, on Thursday night, local media France 3 reports.

Helric Fredou, 45, suffered from depression and experienced burn out. Shortly before committing suicide, he met with the family of a victim of the Charlie Hebdo attack and killed himself preparing the report.

Fredou began his career in 1997 as a police officer at the regional office of the judicial police of Versailles. Later he returned to Limoges, his hometown. Since 2012 he had been the deputy director of the regional police service.

"We are all shocked. Nobody was ready for such developments", a representative of the local police union told reporters.

On January 7, 2015, two gunmen burst into the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo magazine, known for issuing cartoons, ridiculing Islam. The attackers, later identified as brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, killed 12 people and injured 11, and escaped from the scene. Following two days of nationwide manhunt, the suspects were killed on Friday by French police some 20 miles northeast of Paris.

Pocket Knife

Government officials all over America are cracking down on preppers

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Why would the government want to punish people that are just trying to work hard, become more self-sufficient and take care of their families?

There are approximately 3 million preppers in the United States today, and often they appear to be singled out for punishment by bureaucratic control freaks that are horrified at the thought that there are families out there that actually want to try to become less dependent on the system.

So if you use alternative methods to heat your home, or if you are not connected to the utility grid, or if you collect rainwater on your property, or if you believe that parents should have the ultimate say when it comes to health decisions for their children, you could become a target for overzealous government enforcers.

Comment: It seems the government doesn't want free thinking people making a better life for themselves. They want the population dependent on them in order to have complete control of the people.

With the economy going downhill to eventual collapse, it would be wise to start preparing despite the government crackdown.


Family

When it comes to the economy which will you follow: your intuition or the lying government?

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What will you accept as real - your intuition that something is deeply amiss in America, or the official propaganda that all is well?

In 1967, the rock group Buffalo Springfield recorded a song titled For What It's Worth which speaks not just to the late 1960s but to the present.

Consider the opening lines:

There's something happening here

What it is ain't exactly clear

The ambiguity is not coincidental. When the song was recorded in December 1966, America was in the beginning throes of a full-blown national nervous breakdown that would endure for 15 years until 1981.

The fundamental narratives that had sustained the previous 20 years of apparently limitless prosperity and moral certitude were breaking down. The primary narrative of American foreign policy - that the U.S. defended liberty and always won its foreign wars over evil totalitarianism/ fascism/ colonialism was being destroyed on a daily basis in Vietnam, an intrinsically political (and thus unwinnable by military means) war defending a hopelessly corrupt state created by quasi-colonial Great Powers fiat.

Blackbox

Suffering from False Flag Fatigue Syndrome?

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Gone are the days when we accept everything we are told. Years ago faith in 'The System' meant we soaked up the latest news, believing what we were told and unquestionably believed, that our governments, whichever party they represented, would do the best for the country.

Not anymore.

We know for a fact that our own government, and many others around the world have staged events in order to garner public support for unpopular decisions they intended to make. We know this practice still continues. The question how do we know what's for real, and what isn't? In short, we don't. Only the perpetrator of a scam knows it's a scam unless he is caught and exposed during the scam. The same can be said of governments, unless they are exposed during the act we can never be sure what the reality of the situation is. We can suspect, but that's as far as it goes.

Vader

Psychopath shows his stripes: George Zimmerman arrested again for assault and domestic violence

George Zimmerman
© The Associated Press
George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman -- the man acquitted by a Florida jury over the death of Trayvon Martin -- was arrested Friday in Florida on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, local authorities said.

The 31-year-old Florida man was arrested by police in Lake Mary around 10 p.m. and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, according to that facility's website. That facility, like its website, is run by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

It all came about after Zimmerman allegedly threw a wine bottle at a girlfriend, his lawyer Don West told reporters.

"Whatever happened took place several days ago," said West. "And, as far as I know, they have not been together for some time, certainly not since then."

Police first learned about it after coming "in contact with the (alleged) victim at a traffic stop," Lake Mary police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said.

Comment: Multiple arrests for violent behavior is exactly what one would expect from this type of psychopath. Psychopaths are quite predatory, not only are they without human feelings, but are, deep down, contemptuous of all with whom they deal: superiors, subordinates, supporters, opponents, associates, and family alike. They are substantially or totally devoid of human feelings: no sympathy, no empathy, no guilt, no remorse, no conscience, and no sense of humor. They have a huge void where most people have a conscience and moral values.

Psychopathy: What you probably don't know about it


Take 2

The Truth Perspective: The Jeffrey Epstein scandal, Alan Dershowitz and Charlie Hebdo

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A general view shows firefighters, police officers and forensics gathered in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015
This week, our hosts discussed the recent terror attacks in France at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the Jeffery Epstein/Prince Andrew pedophile scandal, and Martin Luther King. Be sure to check out the excellent documentary Evidence of Revision for more information and background material!

Running Time: 01:58:00

Download: MP3


Smiley

Ha, ha! Harvard Obamacare architects subjected to their own policy recommendations and have to pay more for healthcare

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The brain incubator at Harvard, the place which according to legend, and certainly the US News and World Report's annual paid college infomercial, is the repository for some of the smartest people in the world, is furious.

The reason - Harvard's illustrious faculty has learned that they too will be subject to their own policy recommendations as relates to Obamacare, which they themselves helped conceive. As the left-leaning NYT reported earlier today, "for years, Harvard's experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar."

Because Harvard's brilliant ivory tower economists and public policy wonks know precisely how to fix the world... as long as said fix never applies to them.

And sure enough, the faculty did everything in its power to make sure it never had to suffer the consequences of its own brilliance...
"Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed."
... But it was too late:
The faculty vote came too late to stop the cost increases from taking effect this month, and the anger on campus remains focused on questions that are agitating many workplaces: How should the burden of health costs be shared by employers and employees? If employees have to bear more of the cost, will they skimp on medically necessary care, curtail the use of less valuable services, or both?