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The Named Person Scheme - NO2NP. What is it? The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation to appoint a ‘Named Person’ for every child in Scotland. This is a state official tasked with looking after a child’s “wellbeing”, that is, their “happiness”. This state guardian will be put in place regardless of whether or not children or parents wish to have one and regardless of whether there is any need for state intervention. The central data-sharing provisions on which the scheme relies have been declared illegal by the UK Supreme Court preventing it from coming into force as planned on 31 August 2016. If a new version of the scheme is now introduced it will not be able to operate in the way the Scottish Government had originally intended.

However, there is still cause for concern, not least because Named Person pilot schemes are already operating across Scotland. What will a ‘Named Person’ do? Named Persons are given some of the duties of parents. 8 reasons why this is a problem. SOMETIMES THEY DO RING A BELL AT THE TOP. I’m starting to get the feeling the scorn and ridicule heaped upon Dr. Hussman by the Wall Street shysters is about to be thrown back in their faces.

Of course, he isn’t an I told you so type of person. He’s an analytical investor who bases his thinking upon historical facts and valuation methods that have proven accurate over the last 100 years of investing. His two key principles on investing are flashing red. Corporate revenues and profits are falling. If I were to choose anything that investors should memorize – that will serve them well over a lifetime of investing – it would be the following two principles: 1) Valuations control long-term returns. 2) Risk-seeking and risk-aversion control returns over shorter portions of the market cycle. I should make the point that these principles aren’t new. For those who are visually astute, please peruse the chart below.

The market has fallen for five consecutive days. They do ring a bell at the top. Read Hussman’s Full Weekly Letter. Why the Elite Wants to Create More Social Disorder. Authoritarianism needs to be re-branded in the minds of the public Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com May 28, 2015 96 per cent of Americans believe that the U.S. will witness more Baltimore-style riots this summer.

The elite know these riots are coming, because to a large extent, their policies have created the environment for them. Wealth inequality, which is proven to cause social unrest, is at its worst since before World War II. But wealth inequality isn’t caused by a failure of capitalism, it’s caused by catastrophic Keynesian central bank policies that have instituted endless money printing and worldwide inflation. But by blaming capitalism, leftists who warn about wealth inequality are playing right into the elite’s hands – because their solution is going to be more power in the hands of the state and central banks, the very same policies which caused the problem in the first place. A d v e r t i s e m e n t Wealth inequality is being exacerbated by a drop in real wages. This Is Why They Are Militarizing: 'The World Will Become Baltimore When People Realize They Cannot Acquire Basic Resources' No matter the negative economic news or weak corporate earnings, stock markets continue to reach news highs and mainstream media pundits tow the party line.

But how is this possible, given that tens of millions are out of the workforce, on food stamps and completely broke? The answer, according to Gregory Mannarino, is quite simple. The world’s central banks and governments have been left with no other option. They are throwing absolutely everything they can at the problem in an effort to keep the system propped up for as long as possible. But as Mannarino notes in his recent interview with Greg Hunter’s USA Watchdog, it’s nothing more than a setup that will leave most of the world’s population, especially the middle class in first-world countries, totally wiped out and impoverished. When the trigger is finally pulled the majority of people will be left confused, panicked and angry. While we can’t predict the exact nature of the coming crises, we can look to history for direction.

Are We Being Psychologically Conditioned To Accept Martial Law In America? Michael SnyderEnd Of The American Dream April 30, 2015 Have you noticed that we are starting to be bombarded with images of troops in the streets? Have you noticed that the term “martial law” is coming up a lot in movies, news broadcasts and even in television commercials? In recent years, it seems like the solution to almost every major crisis involves bringing in troops.

In fact, it has already gotten to the point where when something really bad happens a lot of Americans immediately cry out for troops to be brought in. And we are seeing the same patterns over and over again. The anger toward the police that we see in the city of Baltimore is very real, but there also seem to be a lot of signs that the events of the past several days have been orchestrated and manipulated. When school let out that afternoon, police were in the area equipped with full riot gear. Police were forcing busses to stop and unload all their passengers. Isn’t that convenient? Gov. I have no idea. Why the Elite Are Buying Secret Hideaways. Wealth inequality, social alienation & political grievances threaten to spark domestic turmoil Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com January 29, 2015 This week’s revelation that the wealthy are purchasing secret hideaways in remote locations in order to escape social upheaval and possible riots is the culmination of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s warning that a worldwide “political awakening” is serving to derail the move towards further global centralization of power.

Economist Robert Johnson made headlines at the recent Davos Economic Forum when he revealed that “hedge fund managers all over the world….are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway.” Johnson cited income inequality and the potential for civil unrest and riots as the reason for the panic. “A lot of wealthy and powerful people are quite afraid right now – they see us on an unstable trajectory,” said Johnson.

This article was posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:25 pm U.S. Triple shocks threaten Europe's sickly and deformed recovery. This is the fruit of "naked" austerity, conducted without offsetting monetary stimulus. Debt ratios are rising even faster. The hairshirt strategy has been self-defeating, even on its own terms. The debt spiral cannot be checked until Euroland embarks on full-blown reflation, yet EMU creditors shun such a course. The Club Med states in turn have yet to throw up a leader of stature, willing to forge a debtors' cartel, and bargain from strength. Much was made of a slight fall in Spain's registered unemployed in August. The EMU refugees are still arriving daily at Victoria Station, where the Telegraph is based. Bienvenidos. Not that the exodus from Southern Europe has made a dent in youth unemployment rates: 62.9pc in Greece, 56.1pc in Spain, 39.5pc in Italy, 37.9pc in Cyprus and 37.4pc in Portugal.

Unemployment over the past five years Whether you think Europe's recovery is reaching "escape velocity" depends on what you look at. Money data are a different story. Chatter indicates attack on Southern border; ‘it’s coming very soon,’ source says. America: Something has gone horribly wrong. If you are fortunate enough to have a job in America today, the phrase "just over broke" probably describes you. Yes, there are a handful of jobs that certainly pay very well, but most Americans that work for somebody else are just barely making it from month to month. More than half of all working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and more than half of all working Americans make less than $30,000 a year.

That is an amazing statistic but it is actually true. Once upon a time, anyone that was responsible and that was willing to work hard could get a good job in America. But now those days are long gone. One of the biggest things that has killed jobs in this country is the fact that the U.S. economy has been steadily merged into the emerging one world economic system over the past several decades.

According to Gallup, only about 1.3 billion people around the world work full-time for an employer at this point. But overall there are more than 7 billion people. Be Sociable, Share! Why Were The Police In Ferguson Told Not To Stop The Rampant Looting On Friday Night? Michael SnyderEconomic Collapse Blog August 18, 2014 On Friday night, the city of Ferguson, Missouri was absolutely packed with militarized police.

But when the looting started, they did nothing about it. In fact, news reports indicate that the police were lined up just blocks from where the looting was happening but did not make any attempt to stop it. When I first read the news reports that I am about to share with you, I could hardly believe them. I had to read them more than once just to be sure that I was understanding what I was reading. According to eyewitnesses, police vehicles were seen driving by some of the stores while they were being looted and they did not respond. If the police are not even going to lift a finger to stop rampant theft, then what in the world are they there for?

What I am about to share with you are excerpts from mainstream news reports about how the police did nothing to stop the looting. This first excerpt is from USA Today… Who told them to stand down? Geographical Models of crises. Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment. A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies.

The multi-million dollar programme is designed to develop immediate and long-term "warfighter-relevant insights" for senior officials and decision makers in "the defense policy community," and to inform policy implemented by "combatant commands. " Launched in 2008 – the year of the global banking crisis – the DoD 'Minerva Research Initiative' partners with universities "to improve DoD's basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the US. " Twitter posts and conversations will be examined "to identify individuals mobilised in a social contagion and when they become mobilised.

" Among my questions, I asked: 10 Examples Of How “Big Brother” Is Steadily Creeping Into Our Daily Lives. Truth Frequency Radio May 07, 2014 Michael SnyderThe American Dream Virtually everything that you do is being watched. Do you drive a car? Do you watch television? Do you use a cell phone? If we continue down the path that we are currently on, it is inevitable that we will end up living in an extremely restrictive “Big Brother” police state where basically everything that we do is very closely watched, monitored, tracked and controlled. . #1 Our cars are rapidly being transformed into high tech “Big Brother” surveillance devices. As if the government wasn’t already able to track our movements on the nation’s highways and byways by way of satellites, GPS devices, and real-time traffic cameras, government officials are now pushing to require that all new vehicles come installed with black box recorders and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, ostensibly to help prevent crashes. #2 A new Michigan law will ban thousands of preppers and small farmers from owning farm animals.

DARPA Wants New Technology to Predict “Societal Unrest” The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and technology to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape. Conflict can occur in traditional domains such as land, sea, air, and space, and in emerging domains such as cyber and other types of irregular warfare. I2O's research portfolio is focused on anticipating new modes of warfare in these emerging areas and developing the concepts and tools necessary to provide a decisive information advantage for the U.S. and its allies. As much of the world-wide economy has moved into cyberspace, protecting and assuring information flows over these networks has become a priority. Most networks today rely on the successive discovery of vulnerabilities and deployment of patches to maintain security.

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office Wide. Martin Armstrong Warns This Is The Age Of Civil Unrest. Submitted by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics, All governments had better open their eyes for we are on the brink of a major convergence between both the Cycle of Civil Unrest, Civil War & Revolution and International War. Both of these models converge and as I pointed out at the Cycles of War Conference, this is the first time we have seen this convergence since the 1700s. This is no plain modern event with civil unrest erupting because of an interconnected world.

These are grassroots uprisings cross-fertilized perhaps from a world contagion yet they often have similarities – corrupt governments. Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela and Bosnia-Herzegovina are all middle-income democracies with elected leaders besieged by people angry at misgovernment, corruption and economic sclerosis. Communism is dead. The promises that you save for the future have collapsed into dust as interest rates have been driven lower making savings utterly worthless.

Pending market correction - Billionaires Dumping Stocks. A handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast. Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods. Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, has been drastically reducing its exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits.

Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced its overall stake in “consumer product stocks” by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold its entire stake in California-based computer parts supplier Intel. With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending, Buffett’s apparent lack of faith in these companies’ future prospects is worrisome. Unfortunately Buffett isn’t alone. So why are these billionaires dumping their shares of U.S. companies? © 2014 Moneynews. House Of Rothschild Hoarding Gold In Face Of Coming Collapse? Lost in the Bamboo Forest: First Bankers, Now Billionaires Being "Suicided" & Here's Why! First, it was mid and upper-tier bankers getting mysteriously 'suicided' in droves just as a deluge of further banking scandals broke. Now it appears many among the world's formerly elite billionaires are no longer safe either. Regarding the rash of highly unnatural banker deaths, it became quickly obvious they were murdered, some in mob fashion, to keep them from testifying in investigative hearings against their true elitist masters at the Federal Reserve, The European Central Bank, The European Union, The Vatican, The World Bank, United Nations and International Monetary Fund.

Yes, dead men tell no tales and organized criminal syndicates refer to this as 'omerta,' a code of silence! So what is going on around the world with some of the 'once upon a time' protected billionaires? Let's start with the one that has been played out to exhaustion lately. A day later, legendary billionaire hedge fund manager Carl Icahn comes under investigation for insider trading. George H.W. Designated 'first amendment areas' The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water.