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Iran Repatriates 13 Tons of Gold Under Sanctions Relief

Iran Repatriates 13 Tons of Gold Under Sanctions Relief

The governor of Iran’s Central Bank announced to the country’s state-controlled media that the South Africans have finally returned the 13 tons of gold.

“A sum of 13 tons of gold that had been purchased before and was deposited in South Africa in the past two years and could not be transferred to Iran due to the sanctions… was delivered to the Central Bank of Iran’s treasury last night,” Central Bank Governor Valiollah Seif was quoted as saying by the Fars News Agency.

Seif said Iranian officials had been working for some time to secure the gold’s release, but that the country was prevented from doing so as a result of the “illogical problems that were created under the pretext of the sanctions.”

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-repatriates-13-tons-of-gold-under-sanctions-relief/

meanwhile

Germany wants its gold back!

On January 16, 2013 Germany’s central bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank, announced it would bring its 374 tons of gold reserves stored with the Banque de France in Paris and its 300 tons stored with the U.S. Federal Reserve in New York back to Germany by 2020. By the end of 2013, the Bundesbank had only brought home a measly total of 37 tons, with the Fed giving back just 5 tons.

The plan fared better in 2014, as the Bundesbank has announced in a press release that it “successfully continued and further stepped up its transfers of gold last year.” The release states that 120 tons of gold were transferred to Frankfurt, Germany in 2014: 35 tons from Paris and 85 tons from New York. Since the transfers began in 2013, 157 tons in total have been transferred: 67 tons from Paris and 90 tons from New York. This is about 23% of the total 674 tons to be transferred.

Germany is not alone in this desire to bring its gold reserves back home: Venezuela, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Austria have also carried out or proposed efforts to repatriate their gold. You may be wondering…why?

UK gold reserves

(Despite the bar chart scaling – that’s only a 0.04 increase from 310.25 to 310.29)

http://cdn.tradingeconomics.com/charts/united-kingdom-gold-reserves.png?s=unitedkingolres&v=201507011938

http://cdn.tradingeconomics.com/charts/greece-gold-reserves.png?s=greecegolres&v=201507012104

Greek “debt” is equivalent to 500 euros or £350 for every person in the EU. UK govt debt is £3200 per EU inhabitant.

via @bluetinto

IMF: austerity measures would still leave Greece with unsustainable debt

IMF: austerity measures would still leave Greece with unsustainable debt

Greece would face an unsustainable level of debt by 2030 even if it signs up to the full package of tax and spending reforms demanded of it, according to unpublished documents compiled by its three main creditors.

The documents, drawn up by the so-called troika of lenders, support Greece’s argument that it needs substantial debt relief for a lasting economic recovery. They show that, even after 15 years of sustained strong growth, the country would face a level of debt that the International Monetary Fund deems unsustainable.

Greece has no chance of meeting the target of reducing its debt to “well below 110% of GDP by 2022” set by the Eurogroup of finance ministers in November 2012.

Greek debt repayments til 2057

Henry Kissinger 1974

The Greek people are anarchic and difficult to tame. For this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.

WE’RE ALL IN IT TOGETHER?

Proposal to temporarily sterilise all NZ teenage females should raise serious red flags

Proposal to temporarily sterilise all NZ teenage females should raise serious red flags

Yesterday the NZ media featured coverage of a new proposal that has been put forward by two “senior” academics from the University of Otago, who would like to see all young New Zealand females temporarily sterilised with long-acting chemical contraceptive implants.

In their ideal vision for the future of New Zealand young people, these academics would like temporary sterilisation to be the default policy that young girls would have to deliberately be opted out of if they didn’t want their new and still-developing fertility to be chemically shut down for months or years at a time.

No, this is not the plot of some dystopian novel or film, this really is a policy that a couple of NZ academics apparently now seriously consider to be a good idea.

To put things mildly: there is a lot to be concerned about with this proposal.

Firstly, these academics don’t seemed to have considered the possible impacts that temporarily sterilising an entire population of females from a very young age could have.

As far as I am aware, no attempt at the population-wide temporary sterilisation of very young females, whose physiology is still new and still developing, has ever been attempted – meaning that the outcome of such an experimental scheme is totally unknown.

We are talking here about synthetic hormonal interference with the female fertility system while that system is still very young and developing, and there is no reliable way of knowing how such interference could turn out (for all of us) in the long-run.

– See more at: http://theleadingedgeblog.com/sterilisation/#sthash.7MaKb99S.dpuf

Fury after judge described the actions of a man who ‘groomed’ girl, 11, to send him naked photographs as ‘not particularly serious’

Fury after judge described the actions of a man who ‘groomed’ girl, 11, to send him naked photographs as ‘not particularly serious’

A judge has been slammed after describing the actions of a man who coaxed an 11-year-old girl to send him indecent photos as ‘not particularly serious’.

Clive Grace posed as a 12-year-old boy on Facebook and encouraged a primary school-aged child to pose for naked pictures.

The 20-year-old pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and three counts of possessing indecent images of a child.

The charges could have led to at least an 18-month jail sentence, according to sentencing guidelines.

But, despite showing no remorse for his actions and having a history of inappropriate sexual behaviour, Recorder David Bartlett decided to give him ‘a chance’ and handed him two-year suspended sentence.

Churches Get Creepy Facial Recognition Software to Track Members

Churches Get Creepy Facial Recognition Software to Track Members

If selling afterlife perks is your business, then getting people to believe, attend and give “voluntarily” is the whole game.

Churches just got a new way to figure out who is sleeping in on Sunday morning: facial recognition software that scans the congregation and tracks who showed up. Churchix is a product of Skakash LLC, which sells Face-Six for law enforcement, border control, and commercial applications.According to CEO Moshe Greenshpan, 30 churches have already deployed the new software and service, which could be used to target members who need a nudge or to identify potential major donors among those who attend faithfully.

Make Disciples of Every Creature

Evangelical churches often center their theology on a New Testament verse called the Great Commission: Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel every creature. They do so with good reason. Almost 40 years ago, with the publication of Richard Dawkins’s book The Selfish Gene, the broad public realized that ideas can be viral self-replicators, just like genes are. A “copy-me command” is a powerful thing, whether it prompts its host to replicate a computer virus, chain mail, species or a set of religious beliefs.

Read more http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/07/01/churches-get-creepy-facial-recognition-software-to-track-members/

SHAME ON YOU IDS ! Revealed: Iain Duncan Smith has Commons’ credit card SUSPENDED after running up £1,000 bill on expenses

SHAME ON YOU IDS ! Revealed: Iain Duncan Smith has Commons’ credit card SUSPENDED after running up £1,000 bill on expenses

  • Work and Pensions Secretary owed £1,057 when his card was suspended
  • Mr Duncan Smith one of 19 MPs who had their cards cut off by officials
  • The Tory cabinet minister tonight insisted his card was suspended by the Parliamentary expenses authorities ‘in error’
  • All of the money which was owed by MPs has been repaid in fulL
Iain Duncan Smith had his official credit card suspended after running up more than £1,000 in expenses debts, it can be revealed.

The Work and Pensions Secretary was among more than a dozen MPs hit by the Commons expenses watchdog after failing to show the spending was valid.

A spokesman for Mr Duncan Smith tonight insisted that his card was suspended ‘in error’ and that he had repaid any bills he had incurred ‘within the required timescale’.

But the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority [IPSA] told MailOnline there had not been any error and his card had been suspended.

An IPSA spokesman said it had made a separate mistake relating to Mr Duncan Smith’s expenses in May.

Westminster Underground tube station evacuated and closed

Westminster Underground tube station evacuated and closed

Westminster underground station was evacuated and closed after a suspected fire.

Three fire engines rushed to the scene as Underground users piled out of the station.

Police guarded the entrances and shutters were pulled down.

Transport for London tweeted to inform passengers about the incident at around 2.30pm:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11711082/Westminster-Underground-tube-station-evacuated-and-closed.html

Patrick Rock (Camerons Aid) update

Patrick Rock (Camerons Aid) update

I received an email today from the person who sent in the FOI re Patrick Rock

From: philip
Subject: patrick rock

Message Body:
phoned Southwark Crown Court after getting nowhere with FOIA…How strange…he appeared TODAY in court….has until October to submit legal arguments! Joe public annot even get legal aid today in Manchester because of fee cuts!!!! You seem to be the only news disseminator who has taken any interest!!!!

Patrick Rock in Court today

 

 

Cherie Blair helped Qatari royal gain access to Hillary Clinton.. ” Are we really surprised at what level the Blairs will sink to ?”

Cherie Blair helped Qatari royal gain access to Hillary Clinton.. ” Are we really surprised at what level the Blairs will sink to ?”

A Qatari royal used Cherie Blair, the wife of former prime minister Tony Blair, as an emissary to Hillary Clinton, the latest batch of Mrs Clinton’s emails to be released by the US State Department has revealed.

The emails show that in May 2009 Mrs Blair sent a message to Mrs Clinton, when she was Secretary of State, asking for her to meet with Sheikha Moza, a member of the Qatari royalty — and one of the nation’s most recognisable figures.

The email, titled “confidential”, says Sheikha Moza wanted a “women to women” one on one meeting with Mrs Clinton and was “keen to get their relationship with the USA onto a more positive footing”.

Mrs Blair, who erroneously addressed Mrs Clinton as “Hilary”, writes that Sheikha Moza has “real influence” in Qatar and was willing to travel to Washington to meet Mrs Clinton.

Mrs Clinton replied to say she would be “happy to host” Sheikha Moza and in September wrote to Mrs Blair that she “really enjoyed my time with our friend.”

Read more  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/hillary-clinton/11709781/Cherie-Blair-helped-Qatari-royal-gain-access-to-Hillary-Clinton.html

Journal Verifies That the Vaccinated Are Transmitting Disease

Journal Verifies That the Vaccinated Are Transmitting Disease

Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the best way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated. However, more data continues to present itself suggesting that may be completely false. A new study published in BMC Medicine by Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellows Ben Althouse and Sam Scarpino points to a different, but related, source of the outbreak — vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms of whooping cough, suggesting that the number of people transmitting without symptoms may be many times greater than those transmitting with symptoms.

In 2012, whooping cough, or pertussis, is spread across the entire US at rates at least twice as high as those recorded in 2011 and epidemiologists and health officials were even admitting that the vaccines may be the cause.

Read more  http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/06/30/journal-verifies-that-the-vaccinated-are-transmitting-disease/