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The Entire Economy Is a Ponzi Scheme. The Global Financial System is Insolvent | Global Research

The Entire Economy Is a Ponzi Scheme. The Global Financial System is Insolvent | Global Research | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
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Ever since that one indicator of 'development' GDP was imposed on the world, and it was done deliberately and thoughtlessly, we've seen a monumental fraud on the people and nations. 

 

Just imagine: if a nation [US for example] spends trillions of medicines, it actually adds to the GDP; if crime goes up and the state spends atrocious amount on law and order, that also adds to the GDP.

 

During the late 1990s came HDI [Human Development Indicator but it still has to be taken seriously. About four years ago serious thought was given to measure the state of the environment but the objective is flawed in that Goveenments essentially want to "price" ecosystem goods and services. In that ssense it looks like another insane idea like GDP. 

 

 

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Nature gave us land, water, air, forests, biodiversity and energy. Today these are being systematically expropriated by private corporations. Any opposition is met with military force. They are depopulating the world in 20 different ways
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"Life Is Such a Simple, Yet Cruel Thing" By Vladimir Putin

"Life Is Such a Simple, Yet Cruel Thing" By Vladimir Putin | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared at Russian Pioneer  Translated by Kristina Aleshnikova
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HOW PUTIN'S MOTHER SHAPED HIS MIND

Putin's mother would say, "Well, what can you have against them? They are also hard workers, just like us. They were simply forced to go to the front.” She carried no grudges against the Germans. This is a short essay by Vladimir Putin but gives a clue to his basic purpose as a leader: "make life easy for the people." 

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Staging, Manipulation and Truth in Photography

Staging, Manipulation and Truth in Photography | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
After a recent survey showed a significance number of photographers admitted to staging pictures, Lens asked several editors and photographers to address the issue.
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CAN WE TRUST THE PHOTOGRAPHS?

According to this article published in NYT, even regular MSM photographers resort to staging and heavy digital manipulation.

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Congress to challenge National Herald order in Supreme Court

Congress to challenge National Herald order in Supreme Court | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will have to appear before a court on Tuesday after the Delhi high court on Monday dismissed their pleas against summons issued in a case related to the acquisition of a daily newspaper, National Herald.
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MOTHER-SON DUO IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

 

Rather than dealing with the legal charges, the duo have disrupted the proceedings of the Parliament and their minions are claiming that the case file in Delhi Court is "an attack on democracy." 

 

THE CASE, as reported by Kanchan Gupta, "In 2008, AJL decided to cease publication of its papers altogether, payoff the remaining staff on its rolls, settle outstanding dues, and shut shop. For this it needed Rs 90 crore. That money was inexplicably provided by the Congress as an 'interest-free loan'. The company became unencumbered of liabilities after settling all accounts.

But that's only the proverbial opening line of a gripping story, intentionally rendered dull and unexciting. In 2010 a trust company, or a non-profit company, was set up with a paid up capital of Rs 5 lakh. Called Young Indian, it had four principal shareholders: Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi with 38 per cent each, and Motilal Vohra and Oscar Fernandez, both old family retainers of the Dynasty, holding the remaining 24 per cent.

Within a month of its formation, Young Indian took over the Rs 90 crore interest-free loan that had been provided to AJL by paying a princely sum of Rs 50 lakh to the Congress. The remaining amount was written off. In effect, AJL now owed Rs 90 crore to Young Indian, among whose directors were Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Oscar Fernandez, Motilal Vohra, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda.

The loan was 'settled' by AJL converting Rs 90 crore into equity shares and handing them over to Young Indian which now became the holding company, owning 99 per cent of AJL and hence its vast properties, believed to be worth more than Rs 2000 crore, a conservative estimate. The original shareholders of AJL, including the famous Katju family, were either short-changed or made to write away their shares. - See more at: https://www.myind.net/how-national-herald-bushfire-was-lit-niti#.VmeRjr4ruUM.twitter



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BBC Crisis Actors Hoax Chemical Warfare in Syria

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BRITISH BLABBERING CORPORATION

This RT presentation exposes the hoax that BBC created to incite a war on Syria. And they have been repeatedly doing it for decades. 

Perhaps a criminal case should be filed and charge BBC reporters of treason and War crimes. 13.2 minutes.

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Week Nine of the Russian Intervention in Syria: the Empire strikes back

Week Nine of the Russian Intervention in Syria: the Empire strikes back | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
Considering the remarkable success of the Russian intervention in Syria, at least so far, it should not have come as a surprise that the AngloZionist Empire would strike back. The only question was how and when. We now know the answer to that question. On November 24th the Turkish Airforce did something absolutely unprecedented in […]
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WEST PUSHING FOR THE FINAL WAR?

 

It is now out in the open. The deep state wants war. They have already created global chaos the likes of which there is no parallel in history: global terrorism by well funded, trained and armed men; Non-violent terrorism of the NGOs eating into the innards of sovereign nations; encouraging criminal groups to steal others' resources and then providing the protection of the deep state alliance; working outside the framework of any law known to us [the shooting down of Russian plane and British bombing of Syria are both illegal acts and, blatant acts of aggression]. No matter how much factual and truthful information comes out of Russia, it is being completely ignored by the Western media. [Not one analytical report in Delhi's top mainstream newspapers, not even a line; instead three sentences of Turkey wanting to "discuss" issues with Russia]. So, the deep state has silenced the media. 

 

This is a very important analysis by Saker. MUST READ.

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THE TRULY BIG PICTURE? …. Sputnik News Interviews Saker

THE TRULY BIG PICTURE? …. Sputnik News Interviews Saker | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
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EXCELLENT INTERVIEW

The last paragraph says it all. Quote What is taking place today is a world war between, on one hand, the so-called ‘West’ (the US Empire) and what I call the ‘Resistance’ i.e., Russia, China, the BRICS, the SCO countries, Latin America, etc. What is at stake here is the future of our planet: it will either be ruled by a single world Hegemon or it will be organized as a multi-polar world. Unquote


Behind this statement is not just Syria or even the Ukraine events. These two are just façades of a large scale hybrid war going on between the USA led West and, in my opinion, chiefly Russia, China and India. Only these three countries together can counter the hegemon. Domestically while Putin has consolidated his power and Xi Jinping has total backing of CPC, Modi has yet to achieve that level of support internally.   


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Vedic Framework and Modern Science – Swarajya

Vedic Framework and Modern Science – Swarajya | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
Rajiv Malhotra explains how to fit modern science into the Vedic framework. #editorspick #purvapaksha #science
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This is an important essay from Rajiv Malhotra. Simple explanation of Shruti and Smriti as part of the basic framework. Shruti is that which is eternal, with no beginning or end. It is the absolute truth unfiltered by the human mind or context.Smriti, on the other hand, is knowledge as cognized by human conditioning. All modern science is smriti. 

The third concept is Shakti which essentially means 'intelligent energy.' By understanding these concepts one can easily see the anomaly in modern science. 

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Saker interview with Jeff J. Brown | The Vineyard of the Saker

Saker interview with Jeff J. Brown | The Vineyard of the Saker | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
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".......... getting de-brainwashed takes a lot of effort, humility and personal courage," says Jeff Brown. This is an extraordinary interview. Jeff Brown, an American, talks extensively of his experience in USA, China and other countries with remarkable insights. His discussion on Xi Jinping shows a side of the Chinese leader I was not aware of. And here's the clincher, "welcome to the Xi Era – and the Putin Era – and with fingers crossed – the Modi Era too."

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Shutdown imminent: Greenpeace

Shutdown imminent: Greenpeace | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
Greenpeace India today said it was facing an "imminent shutdown" after the Union home ministry blocked its foreign funds and froze its bank accounts about four weeks ago, alleging the international environmental group was hurting India's interests.
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The 'NGO sector of the Indian economy' has been hit hard by recent actions of the Indian Government. Registration of over  10,000 have been cancelled. Ford Foundation funds have been frozen. Any funds from the US organisation to any NGO or agency in India must first receive home ministry clearance. Here's a list of violations:

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rijiju listed seven major violations by the NGOs against whom action had been taken:

Clubbing the foreign contribution account with domestic accounts - an FCRA transgression;Delaying annual account submission;Transfer of foreign contribution to unregistered NGOs;Spending foreign contribution for purposes different from the one mentioned by the donor or from the recipient NGO's stated objectives;Registration of foreign contribution assets in the names of office-bearers rather than in the NGO's name;Spending over half the foreign contribution in a financial year on administrative expenses;In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Rijiju listed seven major violations by the NGOs against whom action had been taken:Clubbing the foreign contribution account with domestic accounts - an FCRA transgression;Delaying annual account submission;Transfer of foreign contribution to unregistered NGOs;Spending foreign contribution for purposes different from the one mentioned by the donor or from the recipient NGO's stated objectives;Registration of foreign contribution assets in the names of office-bearers rather than in the NGO's name;Spending over half the foreign contribution in a financial year on administrative expenses;Changing over half the office-bearers without prior approval.
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  Did a Chinese-Russian-Iranian Coalition Opposing NATO Debut in Moscow?   :   Information Clearing House - ICH

  Did a Chinese-Russian-Iranian Coalition Opposing NATO Debut in Moscow?   :   Information Clearing House - ICH | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
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Hope Washington think-tankers can read between the lines as the rest of the world does. Since they are in the habit of drawing red lines, they obvious can't. But the rest of the world has gravitated towards reading between the lines even when the lines are not there.

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What does Putin want? A major analysis by Rostislav Ishchenko (must read!) | The Vineyard of the Saker

What does Putin want? A major analysis by Rostislav Ishchenko (must read!) | The Vineyard of the Saker | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
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The article by Rostislav Ishchenko was uploaded by Saker two days ago with his insight on why it is important and should be widely read. I have read it several times; excellent geo-political analysis. What caught me was this key sentence: "In the second half of the 1990s, Washington missed its only opportunity to reform the Cold War economy without any obstacles and thereby avoid the looming crisis in a system whose development is limited by the finite nature of planet Earth and its resources, including human ones, which conflicts with the need to endlessly print dollars." This shows a profound insight into history and failure of American statesmen to capitalise on a situation free of super power rivalry. Instead, the Americans went on a global rampage, murdering people by the millions. Shockingly, this aspect is not touched upon by leading American writers. They appear to gloss over that one great opportunity, never to come again. Now they are up against a powerful global alliance that has willing allies on all five continents.

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Russian Documentary Gives Honest View of Crimea Events (English Subs)

Russian Documentary Gives Honest View of Crimea Events (English Subs) | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared at Signs of the Times news website (SOTT).
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I have changed the title of the storyline and I think it correctly reflects what really happened in Ukraine and Crimea.

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Jimstone.is: HOW IS THAT FOR HARD BALL?

Jimstone.is: HOW IS THAT FOR HARD BALL? | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
This is the index page of Jimstone.is
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This is what Israel wants to destroy!!!

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To Know What Is Happening In Islam Today, Go Back To 1979 – Swarajya

To Know What Is Happening In Islam Today, Go Back To 1979 – Swarajya | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
The current conflict between Radical Islam and the world, and the struggles within Islam, all of them can be traced back to three events in that year.
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RISE OF RADICAL ISLAM

This is a vital article by a former high ranking Indian Army officer now a well known geo-political analyst. MUST READ

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Russia in an invisible war- Rostislav Ischenko

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HOW DID RUSSIA RESTORE ITS SUPER POWER STRENGTH

 

The author briefly introduces to the readers the many forces at play, particularly the role of diplomacy. Many other factors must have played a role but this is a good introduction to contemporary Russian history with pointers for more research. MUST READ. 

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Lessons From NDTV’s Fall From Grace: Funny Money Is Vital To Media...

Lessons From NDTV’s Fall From Grace: Funny Money Is Vital To Media... | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
Big media is substantially unviable, and ultimately it is only funny money or political funding or corporate benevolence that can step in to keep it afloat. #financialscams #media #ndtv
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INDIA'S PRIVATISED MEDIA

 

A key paragraph: "According to media watcher Vanita Kohli Khandekar, a third of India’s 130-plus news channels is owned by “politicians or politico-affiliated builders. An estimated 60 percent of cable distribution systems are owned by local politicians.” In short, media is owned by moneybags."


Vanita Khabdekar's article can be accessed here: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/vanita-kohli-khandekar-when-politicians-own-the-media-112070300063_1.html

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'The Future of the West Can Be Seen in the Soviet Past'

'The Future of the West Can Be Seen in the Soviet Past' | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
Professor emeritus, University of Glasgow Michael Kirkwood continues with a series of articles about the life and works of the brilliant postwar Russian philosopher, author, and dissident, Alexander Zinoviev. In this extract from his autobiography, obvious parallels are drawn between the state of the gerontocratic Brezhnevian Soviet Union and that of the polis in today's so called ‘free world’.
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Alexander Zinoviev

 

Zinoviev says resonates with what many of us have felt even in India. He says, "something strange has been going on: the more I tried to explain some event or other described in my books, or the ideas in them, the less I was understood" and he is referring to the Western readers. Is it because of lack of comprehension? No. The heart of the matter is that a large majority do not ant to accept truth that is outside their frame of reference. 

Exactly the opposite happened in post Soviet Russia, as the author says. The more truthful an author is, more acceptable he is. This is how America and Europe was [to some extent] back in the Sixties and Seventies. The point of inflexion perhaps happens in the early 1990s which means we are already into over two decades of denialism. 

A delightful essay. 

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Major Moser: Es endet im Bürgerkrieg [It ends in civil war]

Major Rudolf Moser bezeichnet die österreichische Bundesregierung als die „dümmste Schlepperbande“ und erklärt in diesem Interview, aufgenommen Anfang Novemb...
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END OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENTS IN EUROPE?

 

Major Rudolf Moser says it all in five minutes. The 'shipment' of refugees is through a well oiled machine, ostensibly operated by Turkey, in reality by who else but the gangster-in-chief.  The Austrian Chancellor has abdicated his constitutional duty to protect the sovereignty and integrity of Austria. What is Merkel doing? Pretty much nothing. She is an active participant in Europe-wide mayhem. Note that Merkel was not elected but identified and imposed by the gangsters. 

 

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The Health Ranger Report

The Health Ranger Report | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
Wisdom, commentary and improv entertainment from the Health Ranger.
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IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOUR PLANET, TRASH GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE FRAUDSTERS

Just dump this entire paradigm. It is one of the many scientific frauds perpetrated by the powers that be. TPTB say that they want to save the planet and humanity. How many humans have they saved? We do know for sure that these Global Warming Governments have killed at least 250 million humans during the 100 years [19000 to 2000]. These Governments are chiefly the Echelon countries or the Anglo-American Zionists. 

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Study Finds Nearly All Scientific Papers Controlled By Six Corporations

Study Finds Nearly All Scientific Papers Controlled By Six Corporations | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
The researchers sifted through tons of studies that were published between the years of 1973 and 2013 and found that the studies were overwhelmingly published by the same six publishers.
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Truth is out. The companies that control scientific papers are: ACS, Reed Elsevier, Sage, Taylor & Francis, Springer, and Wiley Blackwell.

That's how they control dissemination of truthful information and informed debate. 

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ClubOrlov: America's Achilles' Heel

ClubOrlov: America's Achilles' Heel | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
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Orlov on the Moscow Parade. He says "Last Saturday, a massive Victory Parade was held in Moscow commemorating the 70-year anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Red Army and the erection of the Soviet flag atop the Reichstag in Berlin. There were a few unusual aspects to this parade, which I would like to point out, because they conflict with the western official propaganda narrative. First, it wasn't just Russian troops that marched in the parade: the troops of 10 other nations took part in it, including the Chinese honor guard and a contingent of Grenadiers from India. Dignitaries from these nations were present in the stands, and the Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife were seated next to President Vladimir Putin, who, in his speech at the start of the parade, warned against attempts to create a unipolar world—sharp words aimed squarely at the United States and its western allies. Second, a look at the military hardware that rolled through Red Square or flew over it would indicate that, short of an outright nuclear mutual self-annihilation, there isn't much that the US military could throw at Russia that Russia couldn't neutralize." Read on.
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Nepal asks foreign rescue teams to return home as hope of finding quake survivors fades

Nepal asks foreign rescue teams to return home as hope of finding quake survivors fades | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
Nepal's government urged foreign workers in the quake-hit capital to return home on Monday as major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas have been completed and that the remaining operations can be handled by local workers. However, work remained in the villages and remote mountain areas and foreign aid volunteers could work with local police and army rescuers in those areas, he said.
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Here's one example of reading between the lines when the lines are not there. A hundred-men elite troopers from China landed last week soon after a big contingent of Israelis [269 men] and Americans [perhaps smaller number] landed for sniffing around for survivors. Indians already have about 1000 men. Yesterday [Monday] the Nepal asked all foreign rescue teams to leave.  "Since search and rescue work is over, we had requested the foreign teams to leave the country and till Monday nearly 50% of them have done so," said home ministry spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal." Only rehabilitation teams will stay back. "We need huge (amounts of) relief material to address the woes of thousands, including funds for rebuilding, reconstruction and relocation of thousands of structures and displaced people," he told a gathering of Kathmandu-based diplomats, including the ambassadors of India and China. As expected, " aid announced by the global community had not been deposited in the Prime Minister's Relief Fund" according to one official statement.

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Sheikh Imran Hosein Responding To Questions From The Saker - YouTube

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Brilliant sessions. Sheikh Imran answers Saker's questions.

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Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal | THE POWERS THAT BE | Scoop.it
As the Russian atomic energy agency gradually took charge of a company that controls one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States, a stream of cash made its way to the former president’s charitable organization.
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So, Hillaria wants to bomb Iran, Nuland wants to F**K EU. And cash flows from Russia to Clinton Foundation.

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - King World News

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - Former US Treasury Official, Co-Founder of Reaganomics, Economist & Acclaimed Author - Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist, a columnist and recent author of “How America Was Lost: From 9/11 to the Police/Welfare State”. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as a co-founder of Reaganomics…
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"................the hope that comes from revulsion at the looting of southern Europe by fellow EU members and the American hedge funds. If southern Europeans can find the intelligence to comprehend that the New York and German financial interests have decided to destroy the prospects of southern Europeans for the sake of the profits of American and northern European financial interests, European peoples, brainwashed into the grand glorious prospects of being an EU member, might realize the treachery to which they were subjected and leave the exploitative system known as the European Union, a system designed to destroy the sovereignty of European nations..............."

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