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Bilderberg Van Rompuy the New EU President

Bilderberg Van Rompuy the New EU President

NoWorldSystem.com
November 20, 2009


Herman Van Rompuy (L)

Herman Van Rompuy (Bilderberg member) has been selected to be the first president of the European Union. A man who has been given everything by the oligarchical elite of Europe such as the seat of Prime Minister of Belgium has now been chosen to take one of the top jobs in Europe. The selection was made during a dinner meeting in Brussels by the leaders of the 27 EU member states.

The new positions include; President of the European Council and Foreign Affairs Chief and comes into effects on December 1, 2009. Van Rompuy will take his post as the first president of Europe on January 1, 2010.

The permanent EU president seat was created by the Lisbon Treaty that was finally ratified by the member states, including Ireland that was passed in early October, Ireland first refused to give away its sovereignty to the EU in the first referendum, but the Irish voters overwhelmingly supported the second referendum due to the promise of jobs.

It no longer seems like a coincidence that Bilderberg meetings are the place where candidates are positioned in high-places of government. According to ‘De Tijd‘, Van Rompuy attended a Bilderberg dinner in Brussels just days before he was selected as EU president.

At the meeting Van Rompuy gave a speech about the implementation of new taxes on shopping items (value added tax), airline travel (aviation tax) and petrol stations (fuel duty tax) that will go directly to Brussels as an “EU tax”. He said: “The possibilities of financial levies at European level must be seriously examined and for the first time the large countries in the union are open to that,”, credit to the newspaper De Tijd.

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Bilderberg exposed at EU parliament

Bilderberg exposed at EU parliament

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J25IwXa4w-U

 



Irish ‘Yes’ Vote Sends Tony Blair to Permanent EU Presidency

Irish ‘Yes’ Vote Sends Tony Blair to Permanent EU Presidency

UK Guardian
October, 4, 2009

European leaders led by Angela Merkel of Germany and Nicolas Sarkozy of France will act swiftly to make the EU’s reform charter a reality after Ireland’s Yes vote, despite the lone resistance of Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic.

The strong endorsement of the Lisbon treaty by the Irish after eight years of divisive attempts to rewrite the EU’s rule book, has sparked the jockeying for position over the plum jobs that it creates, with Tony Blair now a clear favourite to become the first permanent EU president.

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UK Ratifies European Union’s Lisbon Treaty Again!

UK Ratifies European Union’s Lisbon Treaty Again!

James Kirkup
London Telegraph
July 18, 2008

The final act required for the UK to endorse the controversial document was completed this week, the Foreign Office said.

Ratification has gone ahead despite questions over the future of the treaty. It must be accepted by all 27 EU members before taking force next year, but Irish voters last month rejected it in a referendum.

Despite that rejection and Labour’s promise to hold a referendum on the European Constitution that preceded it, Gordon Brown has pressed ahead with ratifying the Lisbon Treaty.

If it takes force, the treaty will create a new EU president and foreign minister, and end scores of national vetoes.

A Daily Telegraph campaign called for a British referendum on the Lisbon Treaty with well over 100,000 people signing a petition.

The final stage of Britain’s ratification was reached on Wednesday when legal documents were deposited with the Italian government in Rome, the city where the Treaty was first proposed at a summit.

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Sarkozy: Ireland Must Vote On EU Treaty Again
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ..aty.html?service=print

 



Internet Police: G8 Ratifies Crackdown on Illegal Downloads

Internet Police State: G8 Ratifies Crackdown on Illegal Downloads

Charles Arthur
London Guardian
July 10, 2008

The heads of the G8 governments, meeting this week, are about to ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which – it’s claimed – could let customs agents search your laptop or music player for illegally obtained content. The European Parliament is considering a law that would lead to people who illicitly download copyrighted music or video content being thrown off the internet. Virgin Media is writing to hundreds of its customers at the request of the UK record industry to warn them that their connections seem to have been used for illegal downloading. Viacom gets access to all of the usernames and IP addresses of anyone who has ever used YouTube as part of its billion-dollar lawsuit in which it claims the site has been party to “massive intentional copyright infringement”.

It seems that 20th-century ideas of ownership and control – especially of intellectual property such as copyright and trademarks – are being reasserted, with added legal muscle, after a 10-year period when the internet sparked an explosion of business models and (if we’re honest) casual disregard, especially of copyright, when it came to music and video.

But do those separate events mark a swing of the pendulum back against the inroads that the internet has made on intellectual property?

‘A finger in the dyke’

Saul Klein, a venture capitalist with Index Ventures who has invested in the free database company MySQL, Zend (the basis of the free web-scripting language PHP) and OpenX, an open-source advertising system, is unconvinced. “In a world of abundance – which the internet is quintessentially – that drives the price of everything towards ‘free’,” he says. “People don’t pay for any content online. Not for music, not for video. They get it, either legally or illegally.”

Is that sustainable? “The model of suing your best customers and subpoenaing private information is doomed to failure,” Klein observes. “It’s putting a finger in the dyke. It won’t change the macro trend, which is that there’s an abundance of information. Copyright owners need to find new ways to generate income from their product. The fact is, the music industry is in rude health – more people than ever before are going to concerts, making it, listening to it. It’s the labels that are screwed. The artists and managers are making money. The labels aren’t.

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Europe votes on anti-piracy laws

BBC
July 7, 2008

Europeans suspected of putting movies and music on file-sharing networks could be thrown off the web under proposals before Brussels.

The powers are in a raft of laws that aim to harmonise the regulations governing Europe’s telecom markets.

Other amendments added to the packet of laws allow governments to decide which software can be used on the web.

Campaigners say the laws trample on personal privacy and turn net suppliers into copyright enforcers.

Piracy plan

MEPs are due to vote on the so-called Telecom Packet on 7 July. The core proposals in the packet were drawn up to help European telecoms firms cope with the rapid pace of change in the industry.

Technological and industry changes that did not respect borders had highlighted the limitations of Europe’s current approach which sees national governments oversee their telecoms markets.

“The current fragmentation hinders investment and is detrimental to consumers and operators,” says the EU document laying out the proposals.

But, say digital rights campaigners, anti-piracy lobbyists have hijacked the telecoms laws and tabled amendments that turn dry proposals on industry reform into an assault on the freedom of net users.

Among the amendments are calls to enact a Europe-wide “three strikes” law. This would see users banned from the web if they fail to heed three warnings that they are suspected of putting copyrighted works on file-sharing networks.

In addition it bestows powers on governments to decide which programs can be “lawfully” used on the internet.

A coalition of European digital rights groups have banded together to galvanise opposition.

“[The amendments] pave the way for the monitoring and filtering of the internet by private companies, exceptional courts and Orwellian technical measures,” said Christophe Espern, co-founder of French rights group La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) in a statement.

The UK’s Open Rights Group said the laws would be “disproportionate and ineffective”.

The Foundation for a Free Internet Infrastructure (FFII) warned that if the amendments were accepted they would create a “Soviet internet” on which only software and services approved by governments would be allowed to run.

“Tomorrow, popular software applications like Skype or even Firefox might be declared illegal in Europe if they are not certified by an administrative authority,” warned Benjamin Henrion, FFII representative in Brussels, in a statement.

“This is compromising the whole open development of the internet as we know it today,” he said.

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U.S. Homeland Security Defends Laptop Searches At Border

Christian Science Monitor
July 11, 2008

Is a laptop searchable in the same way as a piece of luggage? The Department of Homeland Security believes it is.

For the past 18 months, immigration officials at border entries have been searching and seizing some citizens’ laptops, cellphones, and BlackBerry devices when they return from international trips.

In some cases, the officers go through the files while the traveler is standing there. In others, they take the device for several hours and download the hard drive’s content. After that, it’s unclear what happens to the data.

The Department of Homeland Security contends these searches and seizures of electronic files are vital to detecting terrorists and child pornographers. It also says it has the constitutional authority to do them without a warrant or probable cause.

But many people in the business community disagree, saying DHS is overstepping the Fourth Amendment bounds of permissible routine searches. Some are fighting for Congress to put limits on what can be searched and seized and what happens to the information that’s taken. The civil rights community says the laptop seizures are simply unconstitutional. They want DHS to stop the practice unless there’s at least reasonable suspicion.

Legal scholars say the issue raises the compelling and sometimes clashing interests of privacy rights and the need to protect the US from terrorists and child pornographers. The courts have long held that routine searches at the border are permissible, simply because they take place at the border. Opponents of the current policy say a laptop search is far from “routine.”

“A laptop can hold [the equivalent of] a major university’s library: It can contain your full life,” says Peter Swire, a professor of law at Ohio State University in Columbus. “The government’s never gotten to search your entire life, so this is unprecedented in scale what the government can get.”

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Digital copyright: it’s all wrong. The ACTA draft is Scary.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/pe..06/09/1212863545123.html

FCC Chairman Seeks to End Comcast’s Delay of File Sharing
http://www.washingtonpost.com/w..08/07/11/AR2008071102917.html

They’re Watching Us: U.S. Army Contract for “Internet Awareness Services”
https://www.fbo.gov/index?tab..218cda1e&cck=1&au=&ck=

Google’s spycar revs up UK privacy fears
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/07/google_spycar_slammed/

Viacom to Violate YouTube User’s Privacy
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/07/10/..-user%e2%80%99s-privacy/

 



Fortis Bank predicts U.S. market meltdown within weeks

3rd largest bank predicts U.S. financial market meltdown within weeks

DFT
June 28, 2008

Fortis expects within the next few days to weeks to complete the collapse of the U.S. financial markets. That explains the bank insurers interventions of the series Thursday at dealing with € 8 billion. “We are ready at the last minute. It goes in the United States much worse than thought, “said Fortis chairman Maurice Lippens, who maintains that CEO Votron to live. Fortis expects bankruptcies of 6000 U.S. banks that now lack coverage. “But Citigroup, General Motors, there begins a complete meltdown in the U.S..”

Fortis took yesterday € 1.5 billion with a share issue. At the end of last year was the Belgian-Dutch group € 13 billion of new shares for the takeover of ABN Amro, for which it paid € 24 billion. Lippens bases its concern on interviews with bankers. “Two months ago we knew not so bad that it is in America. And it will be much worse. We have a thick mattress needed for the next eighteen months to come when we can bring to ABN Amro. “

Two weeks ago reported the U.S. investment bank and adviser to Fortis Merrill Lynch certainly € 6.2 billion in additional capital was needed. The VEB yesterday demanded clarification of Fortis: CEO Jean-Paul Votron stopped in late april Fortis maintains that after the purchase of ABN Amro does not need on the capital market. In one year € 30 billion in market capitalization destroyed. After Votron last confession kelderde the share price by 19.4%, although yesterday climbed by 4.4% to € 10.65.

The massive unrest around the bank insurers, especially with our neighbours in Belgium as a bomb broken. While the fuss arose in the Netherlands to the limited financial world, it is with our neighbours the call of the day. Not only is the bank dominates the streetscape, but by the mokerslag for the Belgian volksaandeel are also hundreds of thousands of small investors hit hard.

All Belgian newspapers opened yesterday with real rampenkoppen, where the free fall of the bank insurers was wide coverage. ’Fortis crashes, “” Rampdag for Fortis’ and’ Fortis loses 5.3 billion, “opened three leading newspapers.

The panic around the group across the border so great that the national regulator CFBA has had reassuring words to speak to the desperate savers. “The emergency of Fortis is no reason to bank run and money to get off,” said a CFBAwoordvoerder. “The bank complies with all legal requirements, but has itself just very sharp targets.”

Maurice Lippens claims that all major shareholders yesterday “unanimously support” have pledged.

Like arrows in the Netherlands focus mainly on CEO Jean-Paul Votron, who are heavily vertild appears to have complied with the takeover of ABN Amro. But while the Netherlands in Brussels calling his bonus of € 2.5 million to be paid back in Belgium is demanding his departure.

Who makes such big mistakes, must bear the consequences and therefore resign, “said Huybregtse chairman of the Flemish federation of Investment and Investors. The fall of the share is for him a confirmation that the takeover of ABN Amro far too expensive and was poorly timed.

“The former shareholders of ABN Amro are now taking a bath in champagne”, stressed Huybrechts. “Who makes major mistakes, must go. Fortis is a really volksaandeel and with confidence that you can not cope reckless. ”

The Belgian newspaper the Standard is tough on the CEO: “The kredietcrisis has affected all banks, but it is no excuse. Fortis is much sharper fall, “says the commentator. “Fortis has always denied that there was still a capital increase. They were therefore either lies or ignorance. Both are equally bad, so must Votron the honour to itself. He is the only one who has earned something to the whole operation. ”

According to Belgian media wanted Fortis announce Thursday that the bonus Votron would be removed, but this is at the last moment not yet happened. Also, all press speculation about his succession, with the name of Filip Dierckx.

Votron itself will of being firm. “The shareholders are behind me and also in the top of the group, I only support for this I have put in operation,” said the under fire lying Fortis chief executive.

The refund of the now controversial bonus points he resolutely. “What I do with my money, my case. The bonus had nothing to do with ABN Amro, but was about the year 2007, “said Votron. The CEO is a willing part of his salary in Fortis documents.

Votron may also still rely entirely on chairman Lippens, who denies that the bank itself on the takeover of ABN Amro has completed. “Votron remains simply the CEO. At present intervention, which is difficult, that’s really show leadership. “

 

Barclays warns of disaster as Fed loses all credibility

Telegraph
June 28, 2008

US central bank accused of unleashing an inflation shock that will rock financial markets, reports Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Barclays Capital has advised clients to batten down the hatches for a worldwide financial storm, warning that the US Federal Reserve has allowed the inflation genie out of the bottle and let its credibility fall “below zero”.

“We’re in a nasty environment,” said Tim Bond, the bank’s chief equity strategist. “There is an inflation shock underway. This is going to be very negative for financial assets. We are going into tortoise mood and are retreating into our shell. Investors will do well if they can preserve their wealth.”

Barclays Capital said in its closely-watched Global Outlook that US headline inflation would hit 5.5pc by August and the Fed will have to raise interest rates six times by the end of next year to prevent a wage-spiral. If it hesitates, the bond markets will take matters into their own hands. “This is the first test for central banks in 30 years and they have fluffed it. They have zero credibility, and the Fed is negative if that’s possible. It has lost all credibility,” said Mr Bond.

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Faber: Federal Reserve Could Fail, Buy Gold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g7Ln2wc4Ww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7zs_fxKLrA

Citigroup sinks to 10-year low, Goldman urges short sale
http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idU..Number=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

Intervention Will Not Stop Dollar’s Slide
http://www.321gold.com/editorials/schiff/schiff062708.html

Envisioning a world of $200-a-barrel oil
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oil2..un28,0,5485259.story

Mugabe Henchmen Back By Barclays
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article4232283.ece

What’s behind the dollar’s decline in value?
http://www.latimes.com/business/inves..ain22-2008jun22,0,6088160.story

Dow Crashes while Gold rises
http://www.gold-eagle.com/editorials_08/wallenwein062808.html

Families’ cash fears worst for 26 years
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4238319.ece

Family Storms Pittsburgh Bank, Protests Mortgage Crisis
http://www.wpxi.com/news/16727813/detail.html

Biofuel Plants Go Bankrupt on Feedstock Costs
http://moneynews.newsmax.com/headline..y/2008/06/27/107992.html

Tax means fewer travellers at main Dutch airport: report
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?i..54.yhsfzix8&show_article=1

U.S. Economic Collapse News Archive

 



EU Constitution Author: Referendums Will Be Ignored

EU Constitution Author: Referendums Will Be Ignored

Steve Watson & Paul Watson
Infowars.net
June 27, 2008

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, author of the rejected European Constitution, has effectively stated that the votes of citizens in EU member states will have no bearing on the future actions of the European Parliament.

The former President of France has told media that referendums, such as last week’s key Irish vote on the Lisbon Treaty, will simply be ignored by bureaucrats in Brussels as they may hinder the progress of European integration.

A London Telegraph report detailed the EU kingpin’s comments:

“We are evolving towards majority voting because if we stay with unanimity, we will do nothing,” he said.

“It is impossible to function by unanimity with 27 members. This time it’s Ireland; the next time it will be somebody else.”

“Ireland is one per cent of the EU”.

d’Estaing also told the Irish Times that after the rejection of the original EU Constitution in 2005 by Dutch and French voters, The Lisbon Treaty was a deliberate attempt to repackage the constitution in a more confusing format.

“What was done in the [Lisbon] Treaty, and deliberately, was to mix everything up. If you look for the passages on institutions, they’re in different places, on different pages,” he said.

“Someone who wanted to understand how the thing worked could with the Constitutional Treaty, but not with this one.”

What kind of parliament completely ignores the will of the people, sets out to intentionally confuse the public into accepting legislation, flouts its own laws, and does whatever it wants without accountability?

The only reason the Irish were even allowed a referendum in the first place was due to the fact that Ireland’s national constitution mandates that any amendment must be put to a vote, the country remained the only bulwark against the EU’s final stumbling block to creating a federal superstate and completely eliminating all remaining vestiges of sovereignty. Other countries, including Great Britain were simply denied a national vote altogether.

Under EU laws, if one of its member states rejects a treaty, the EU is mandated to scrap the bill. But the European Union’s contempt for direct democracy is likely to lead them to ignore the Irish referendum and pursue the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty anyway – underscoring the fact that the EU is nothing more than an illegitimate autocracy of manufactured consent.

The usual tactic of the EU is simply to keep repeating a referendum until they achieve the result they desire.

In 2001 the Irish voted No to the Nice Treaty and were simply asked to vote again a year later. That time they said Yes. In 1992 Denmark voted No to the Maastricht Treaty – and voted Yes a year later. The French and Dutch rejected the constitution in 2005 and the EU architects designed the Lisbon Treaty instead.

But this time the EU is set to go a step further and simply ignore the decision of the Irish people and the will of any future dissenting members, while breaking their own laws – proving once and for all that the body is completely illegitimate, dangerous to democracy and a de-facto federal dictatorship.

Former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovksy’s grave warning over the EU
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2008/061108_eu_dictatorship.htm

No one’s celebrating as EU turns 50
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10518204