16 Oct 2012

As Coke Goes, So Goes 20% Of The Greek Stock Market (Which Is Now Smaller Than Vietnam's)

Tyler Durden's picture The erstwhile 'developed' market of the Athens Stock Exchange has just suffered a major blow. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co (CCHBC), the world's second largest Coca-Cola bottler, will quit the exchange for London next year, cutting the value of equities listed in Athens to a mere $31bn - smaller than Vietnam's $35.2bn. CCHBC is Greece's largest company by market value and sets a rather ugly precedent in leaving the troubled nation. Accounting for 23% of the benchmark index weight, it is 50% larger than all four of Greece's major banks combined. A new company, headquartered in Switzerland, will make a share-exchange offer for CCHBC and seek a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange - which will mean around 10% of all trading volume on the Athens Stock Exchange will be lost
The decision to leave Greece was prompted by concerns over political and economic stability - so for the Greeks, Coke Is not It.
From the 3/6/09 lows, CCHBC is up 99% while the ASE is down 42%...

EU: Feed people, not cars -- 24 hours left!

Avaaz: Food crops are going up in smoke, trashing rainforests and driving mass starvation. The European Commission was set to announce a halt to this dangerous trend this Wednesday, but instead corporate lobbyists have all but convinced the EU to burn more food and we have only hours to stop them. Send an urgent message, in English or any other European language, to EU President Barroso now using the form on the right -- below are some suggestions on what to say:
  1. European biofuel use is driving up food prices in a world where almost a billion people already go hungry.
  2. Instead of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EU biofuel policy is making them worse by clearing rainforests - but the EU does not even count this major source of emissions in its carbon calculations.
  3. It is time to call a halt to this madness. The EU should immediately get rid of biofuels that make climate change worse by releasing more greenhouse gases than fossil fuels, and act now to end the use of crops as fuel.

Standing Up to Extradition - azizonomics

Aziz: It took ten years, but finally Theresa May, the British Home Secretary, has denied the United States’ extradition request for Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who broke into the Pentagon and NASA.
This was an absurd case from the start, and it is awful that McKinnon, who essentially did nothing wrong other than exploit incompetence — the systems he entered had blank passwords  — had to live for ten years with the shadow of spending sixty or seventy years in a Federal Supermax.
McKinnon was searching for evidence of exotic energy and flying-saucer technology, and believes he found evidence of the latter, describing seeing images of a cigar-shaped craft:

Recently declassified documents corroborate that the United States Air Force was working on supersonic flying-saucer-type craft in the 1950s:

Enema of the State - Max Keiser with Rowan Bosworth-Davies + WHAT ARE YOU DOING!? - Max Keiser Dubstep Remix

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss banksters having the 'eyes of used enema resellers' as 'transflation' rages and the bond markets teeter on the verge of collapse. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to a former fraud squad detective, Rowan Bosworth-Davies of Rowans-blog.blogspot.co.uk, about the organized criminal conspiracy and racket happening right now in the City of London and why the police are not allowed to investigate without approval from politicians. Source

Doomsday Cycle targets America next

Paul B. FarrellBy Paul B. Farrell: SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Warning bells, alarms scream louder. But our banks and politicians cant hear, are deaf, in denial. Wont take action ... not until it is too late.
That’s the latest from Simon Johnson and Peter Boone in “The Doomsday Cycle Turns: Who’s Next?” Who is next? America, Japan, the euro zone are the triple threat next in the line of fire, in danger of collapsing, thanks to a doomsday conspiracy where global “political and financial systems have aligned to build these dangers rather than suppress them.”
America has ignored the lessons of the 2008 meltdown even though coming “remarkably close to another Great Depression. Next time, we may not be so lucky.”
Three years ago, the first warning: “The Doomsday Cycle.” Since then Simon Johnson, former IMF chief economist, co-authored two bestsellers, “13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown,” and recently, “White House Burning.” Peter Boone is a research associate at the London School of Economics, which published their doomsday warnings.
In the first they warned: “Over the last 30 years, we have built a financial system that threatens to topple our global economic order, we have let an unsustainable and crazy ‘doomsday cycle’ infiltrate our economic system.” This doomsday “cycle will not run forever … The destructive power of the down-cycle will overwhelm the restorative ability of the government, just like it did in 1929-31.”

Zionist to blame for EU Press TV ban

Gordon Duff: Iran is a controversial nation to some. To others, be they the 120 nations of the Non-Aligned Movement or nations that believe Iran is targeted for its failure to bow to the will of a very real worldwide conspiracy, Iran is an ancient empire that has reached for greatness under the most difficult of circumstances.

In a world of lies, and we are lied to, not just by the “pop culture press” but by armies of seemingly friendly faces who pour poison in our ears, today is a “big win” for many. Iran will be silenced to the people of Europe. The choice, we are told, is one of a company, Eutelsat Communications. It claims that Iran, 19 news and information sources, some clearly among the best, most dependable and trustworthy in the world, will be silenced.

This is not all.
First of all, the reason given, that Eutelsat is following sanctions is a lie. There are no sanctions against Press TV or other news sources, no UN vote supports it and I would like to see the issue taken before the General Assembly.

Of course, it might be taken before the UN Security Council, five real members and five “keep quiet and don’t bother anyone” members, who make all decisions for the UN. Two members, Russia and China vetoed sanctions against Syria. We ask them to support freedom of speech for Iran by voting sanctions against any nation that uses services from Eutelsat, a company that has decided to stop acting as a satellite provider and now decides who and what can be heard.

FBI issues virus warning for Android phone users, mentions surveillance software sold to governments

By Madison Ruppert: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), specifically their Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), has issued a warning to users of smartphones running Google’s Android operating system concerning “new” viruses which have become increasingly widespread.
However, at least one of these viruses is far from new. Indeed, one of the two viruses identified by the FBI is one which is marketed to governments. This is hardly surprising given the rise in state-sponsored malicious software.
FinFisher, for instance, was uncovered by the Wall Street Journal and revealed to be a product which is marketed directly to governments around the world, especially the United States government.
“Once loaded onto your phone, FinFisher can remotely control and monitor your phone, no matter where you are,” according to WXYZ Detroit. “This virus is transmitted through what seems to be a system update, sent through a [text-message] or a web link.”
The other piece of malware is Loozfon, which is designed to steal the contact information from a device infected with the virus.
Interestingly however, much of this information is already collected by Google’s Android operating system. This data they collect can be used in any and every way they see fit thanks to their modified privacy policy.

Carbon tax coming home to roost

By Taking note after Question Time in the Senate, 9th October 2012 Source

Spain Is Losing Its People, Catalonia Fights For Independence, And The EU Gets Pushed Into The Conflict - Wolf Richter

“Do you want Catalonia to become a new state within the European Union?” That may be the question on the referendum that is causing a constitutional crisis in Spain even before the final wording has been decided. Efforts by Artur Mas, President of Catalonia, to pry his region loose from Spain are not only shaking up Spain but are pushing the European Union deeper into the conflict—just as Spain is plunging into a demographic nightmare.
A mass exodus. During the first nine months of this year, the number of Spaniards who were looking for the greener grass elsewhere jumped 21.6% from the same period last year to 54,912. And 365,238 immigrants bailed out too, for a total exodus of 420,150 people. After taking into account returning Spaniards and arriving immigrants, net migration added up to an outflow of 137,628 people—25,539 Spaniards and 112,089 foreigners. It was the first time that all 17 autonomous regions booked a net outflow of Spaniards. And Spain’s total population dropped by nearly 80,000 people! In nine months!
They left because things simply keep getting worse. September was a bad month—for the lucky ones who have jobs. They experienced the steepest plunge in purchasing power in 27 years. Prices jumped 3.4% year over year, while wages rose only 1.3%. Unions and employers had signed collective bargaining agreements earlier this year that would freeze wages in 2012 and 2013. Average wages under these new agreements rose only 0.7%—a harbinger of things to come.

Obama’s assassination drones & nuclear Zionism + Afshin Rattansi

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News apologizes for all its presenters being on their knees. We try to communicate with Zionism’s terrorist in chief at the United Nations in New York. And as American drones continue to rain down terror on Pakistan and Afghanistan, we speak to Mahmood Raja of Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party, about this weekend’s peace march in Waziristan. These and much more are all reviewed in this edition of Double Standards with Afshin Rattansi. Source

MiniFlame: yet another state-sponsored espionage virus uncovered

By Madison Ruppert: A new piece of malware dubbed “MiniFlame” – hinting at the software’s relation to the Flame virus which attacked computer systems in the Middle East – has been uncovered by Kaspersky Lab.
The development of MiniFlame coincided with that of Flame and unlike other malware, MiniFlame actually “allows the operator direct access to the infected system,” according to Kaspersky.
Writing for CNET, Lance Whitney characterizes MiniFlame as “a cyber espionage program that can take over where Flame leaves off.”
“First, Flame or Gauss are used to infect as many victims as possible to collect large quantities of information,” Kaspersky explains. “After data is collected and reviewed, a potentially interesting victim is defined and identified, and miniFlame is installed in order to conduct more in-depth surveillance and cyber-espionage.”
This seems to be similar to how Duqu and Stuxnet might have been utilized in concert to make targets increasingly vulnerable to attacks.
Kaspersky states that another name for SPE – which they first discovered back in July – other than MiniFlame, is “John.”
While at first they thought MiniFlame was just an earlier version of Flame, upon deeper research last month they discovered that MiniFlame is actually a separate strain of malware built to take advantage of computers infected by Flame and Gauss.

Two-Party Oligarchy Vs. The People

By This video is a political statement protected by Anonymous and Fair Use laws. It is NOT approved by the Romney and Obama campaigns, as they are both bought and paid for by corrupt short-sighted greed-addicted oligarchs.

Anyone who pays attention knows that our political system is corrupt and unsustainable. Our elections have devolved into auctions. Our future is sold to the highest bidder. It's the two-party oligarchy versus the people.