Current Economic Collapse News Brief – Episode 1007

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In this news brief we will discuss the latest news on the economic collapse. We look to see if things are really that different. The central bank will not stop at just confiscating your wealth they will want your life. They want to enslave the people.

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Current News – 06.26.2016


Germany Says “We Won’t Let Anyone Take Europe From Us”

  • As Steinmeier was heading into a Berlin meeting with his counterparts from the EU’s six founding members, he said the following: “I am confident that these countries can also send a message that we won’t let anyone take Europe from us.”
  • Or else? Because while “us” was meant to refer to the EU, he really meant Germany.
  •  A recent Pew survey found that roughly half or more of the population in large EU countries such as France, Spain and Germany viewed the EU unfavorably.
  •  In a similar poll released by Ipsos Mori in May, nearly half of euro area citizens wanted a referendum on EU membership in their own country, including majorities in France and Italy


Not So Fast: Scotland And Northern Ireland May Have Brexit Veto Rights 

  •  there may actually be a hurdle to the actual Brexit process, in the form of a Scottish and Northern Irish veto to Britain’s separation from the EU. To wit:
 The role of the devolved legislatures in implementing the withdrawal agreement:

We asked Sir David whether he thought the Scottish Parliament would have to give its consent to measures extinguishing the application of EU law in Scotland. He noted that such measures would entail amendment of section 29 of the Scotland Act 1998, which binds the Scottish Parliament to act in a manner compatible with EU law, and he therefore believed that the Scottish Parliament’s consent would be required. He could envisage certain political advantages being drawn from not giving consent.


Scotland Threatens To Veto Brexit

  •  today Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC that the Scottish Parliament could try to block the UK’s exit from the EU.

End Of The EU? Germany Warns Of Brexit Domino Effect As 5 More Countries Push To Leave Europe

  • A Brexit domino effect could effectively end the European Union
  • Germany fears France, Austria, Finland, the Netherlands and Hungary may follow the UK and leave the EU, 



  • Prime Minister Cameron has announced his resignation effective in October,
  • Invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is another matter entirely, legally binding,

“1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.

2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union.

That agreement shall be negotiated in accordance with Article 218(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. It shall be concluded on behalf of the Union by the Council, acting by a qualified majority, after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament.

Brussels could “come up with some muddling fudge which holds off the two year deadline,” or a new treaty amendment could be adopted.

  • Leaving would require Prime Minister David Cameron invoking Article 50, unlikely given his vocal opposition to Brexit.


Ratings agency Moody’s says Britain at risk of credit downgrade

  • Ratings agency Moody’s said Britain’s creditworthiness was now at greater risk after voting to leave the European Union,


TTP, TTIP, TISA and CETA: U.N. Legal Expert Calls Proposed Trade Deals “Illegal”

  •  the U.N.’s Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, is assigned the task to apply the standards of international law to proposed treaties, to determine whether they’re in accord with international law. On Friday, June 24th, he issued his finding on three large proposed treaties regarding international trade among Atlantic countries: TTIP, TISA, and CETA. Earlier, on February 2nd, he had issued a similar finding on the proposed TPP treaty between Pacific countries, and his conclusion there was the same: that the proposed treaty violates international laws, and is inconsistent with democracy. 
  • His finding regarding the proposed Atlantic treaties condemned them by saying: “Trade deals prepared and negotiated in secret, excluding key stakeholders such as labour unions, consumer associations, health professionals and environmental experts and now parliaments, have zero democratic legitimacy.”
  • He further damningly noted that, “Disfranchising the public from participating in this important debate is undemocratic and manifests a profound disregard to peoples’ voice.”



  • The web’s biggest content providers have started using automation to remove “extremist propaganda” videos from their sites.
  • Censoring Content
  • YouTube (owned by Google) and Facebook are among the sites deploying systems to block or rapidly take down Islamic State videos and other similar material,
  • The technology employed was originally developed to remove copyright-protected content on video sites. It looks for “hashes,” unique digital fingerprints that Internet companies automatically assign to specific videos, allowing all content with matching fingerprints to be removed rapidly. Someone finds an offensive video, tags it, and then searches find other copies across the Internet.
  • Government and private industry will decide what content you (as well as journalists and academics) may see on the Internet. What is and is not allowable will be decided by a closed process, and will be automated. A database will be drawn upon for decision making.
  • Databases and tagging can be hacked/manipulated, perhaps by governmental intelligence organizations, maybe some bad guys, hell, even by advertisers to control what is available to you online.
  • Since content removed equals content prohibited, you’ll never know what you can’t see. The obvious slippery slope is in decisions about what is “extremist” and what is legitimate free, political speech that, while offensive, has a right to be heard and a place in the market of ideas.



Europe needs united army, EU parliament committee head urges after Brexit

  • The idea of a common European military headquarters has been revived by the head of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, shortly after the UK’s citizens voted in favor of Brexit.
  • The new armed forces could be modeled after the Franco-German model, making European foreign policy much more effective, Brok believes.


Tame N. Korea or Japan may go nuclear ‘virtually overnight’, Biden warns Xi

  • Japan may obtain nuclear weapons “virtually overnight” if the North Korean threat persists, US Vice-President Joe Biden warned China’s Xi Jinping. He urged to exert influence on NK, reassuring that US military buildup in Asia is not targeting China.


Iraqi Army officially liberates Fallujah

  • The Iraqi Army has officially liberated the strategic city of Fallujah  .


Russia planes pound Aleppo as Syria regime forces closes in

  • Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded rebel-held areas of divided second city Aleppo on Saturday as government forces closed in on the rebels’ sole remaining supply line, a
  •  the air strikes lasted throughout the night into the morning.