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The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall An electronic wiretap on Ross’ email would require a court order—but at that point there wasn’t probable cause to search the account. So they decided to use the physical surveillance to see if they could line up Ross’ Internet usage with DPR’s activity on Silk Road. The activity matched; DPR and Ross were in lockstep. Tarbell started planning. Nob: You are like one of my family. But Ross wasn’t going anywhere. On the evening of September 28, the FBI’s surveillance team watched DPR log off as Ross stopped working, closed his computer, left the house with his housemates, and headed for the beach. It looked like a brochure for San Francisco living, a group of kids sitting around a campfire at Ocean Beach beneath a crescent moon, listening to their friend Ross play his djembe. Toward midnight, the soiree was interrupted by three cops who told them to kill their fire. “Let’s go inside and jam,” Alex said. Online, Ross’ stewardship of Silk Road was also off-balance. Holy fuck!

Proofreading for business Jeff Rense Derrière la dette grecque, par Thierry Meyssan Joseph Retinger, ex-fasciste polonais devenu agent britannique. Dans le cadre de ses fonctions au MI6, il fonda l’European League for Economic Cooperation dont il devint le secrétaire général. À ce titre, il est le père de l’euro. Par la suite, il anima le Mouvement européen et créa le Club de Bilderberg. Le référendum grec a donné lieu à de vifs débats dans l’Union européenne qui illustrent l’ignorance générale sur les règles du jeu. Les participants se sont déchirés pour savoir si les Grecs étaient ou non responsables de leur dette tout en veillant à ne jamais accuser leurs créanciers d’usure. L’euro : un projet anglo-saxon de la Guerre froide Depuis le Traité de Rome, il y a soixante-quatre ans, les instances administratives successives du « projet européen » (CECA, CEE, UE) ont dépensé des sommes colossales et sans équivalent pour financer leur propagande dans les médias. Les archives sont pourtant désormais accessibles à tous. Le Congrès adopta le principe d’une monnaie commune.

The Big Picture Pharmaceutical Industry Overview Drug companies try to project a warm-and-fuzzy image, using corporate slogans like, “Life is our life's work”, and “We're part of the cure”. The reality, though, is that pharmaceutical companies engage in cut-throat competition, questionable (or worse) business practices, and outright fraud. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more-Machiavellian industry. The Betty Dong story: Scientific integrity vs. profits Although it's true that drug companies spend billions of dollars on research, these companies are not primarily in the science business – they're in the business business. The story of Betty Dong illustrates what can happen when the fox guards the henhouse. The preceding short overview doesn't really do justice to this story. Other incidents of harassment In case similar to that of Dr. Sales ahead of safety Pharmaceutical companies will fight tooth and nail to protect their interests, even when patient lives may be endangered. Concern grows among physicians

Les trois virages d'Erdoğan, par Thierry Meyssan Le rêve de M. Erdoğan touche à sa fin. Les États-Unis veulent se débarrasser de lui et il a perdu les dernières élections législatives. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan était un voyou, qui vécu durant deux ans dans la rue à la tête d’un petit gang. Il se convertit à l’islamisme et rejoignit la Millî Görüş, une organisation nostalgique du califat. C’était alors un militant d’extrême droite anti-communiste qui participait à diverses manifestations anti-juives et anti-maçonniques. À sa sortie, il déclara avoir renoncé à imposer sa vision de l’islam à la société. Arrivé au pouvoir, M. Le premier virage d’Erdoğan eut lieu durant la guerre contre la Libye. Lorsque, en juillet 2012, l’Axe de la Résistance réagissait à l’assassinat des membres du Conseil de sécurité national syrien en tentant d’assassiner le prince saoudien Bandar ben Sultan, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan saisit sa chance. M. Signe de cette alliance, M. Le troisième virage eut lieu en septembre 2014. Pour cette élection, M.

Three Trillion Dollar War Doctors are the Third Leading Cause of death This article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the best article I have ever seen written in the published literature documenting the tragedy of the traditional medical paradigm. If you want to keep updated on issues like this click here to sign up for my free newsletter. This information is a followup of the Institute of Medicine report which hit the papers in December of last year, but the data was hard to reference as it was not in peer-reviewed journal. Now it is published in JAMA which is the most widely circulated medical periodical in the world. The author is Dr. 12,000 -- unnecessary surgery 7,000 -- medication errors in hospitals 20,000 -- other errors in hospitals 80,000 -- infections in hospitals 106,000 -- non-error, negative effects of drugs These total to 225,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!! What does the word iatrogenic mean? Dr. First, most of the data are derived from studies in hospitalized patients.

Greg Palast | Investigative Reporter Ψηφίσαμε «ΟΧΙ» στη σκλαβιά αλλά «ΝΑΙ» στις αλυσίδες μας Greek journalist Michael Nevradakis and US investigative journalist Greg Palast have a different take on the Greek ‘No’ vote against Europe’s cruel austerity demands. By Michael Nevradakis in Athens with Greg Palast in New York | Oped-News We Greeks have voted ‘No’ to slavery – but ‘Yes’ to our chains. Not surprisingly, by nearly two-to-one, Greeks have overwhelmingly rejected the cruel, economically bonkers “austerity” program required by the European Central Bank in return for an ECB loan to pay Greece’s creditors. What’s simply whack-o is that, while voting “No” to austerity, many Greeks wish to remain shackled to the euro, the very cause of our miseries. Resistance, not Crisis Before we explain how the euro is the cause of this horror show, let’s clear up one thing right away. But unlike Greece, these other suffering nations have quietly acquiesced to their “austerity” punishments. But, so what if we lose the euro? ShareThis

Slash Dot Greg Palast | Investigative Reporter by Greg Palast for In These Times Here's what we're told: Greece's economy blew apart because a bunch of olive-spitting, ouzo-guzzling, lazy-ass Greeks refuse to put in a full day's work, retire while they're still teenagers, pocket pensions fit for a pasha; and they've gone on a social-services spending spree using borrowed money. Now that the bill has come due and the Greeks have to pay with higher taxes and cuts in their big fat welfare state, they run riot, screaming in the streets, busting windows and burning banks. I don't buy it. I'll cut to the indictment: Greece is a crime scene. This is an adaptation of an excerpt from Vultures' Picnic, Greg Palast's new book, out next week, an investigator's pursuit of petroleum pigs, power pirates and high-finance fraudsters. In 2002, Goldman Sachs secretly bought up €2.3 billion in Greek government debt, converted it all into yen and dollars, then immediately sold it back to Greece. Goldman took a huge loss on the trade. Is Goldman that stupid?

greece War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields More than five years ago, Israel invaded Gaza under “Operation Cast Lead”. The following article was first published by Global Research in January 2009 at the height of the Israeli bombing and invasion under Operation Cast Lead. In the wake of the invasion, Palestinian gas fields were de facto confiscated by Israel in derogation of international law A year following “Operation Cast Lead”, Tel Aviv announced the discovery of the Leviathan natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean “off the coast of Israel.” At the time the gas field was: “ … the most prominent field ever found in the sub-explored area of the Levantine Basin, which covers about 83,000 square kilometres of the eastern Mediterranean region.” Coupled with Tamar field, in the same location, discovered in 2009, the prospects are for an energy bonanza for Israel, for Houston, Texas based Noble Energy and partners Delek Drilling, Avner Oil Exploration and Ratio Oil Exploration. Michel Chossudovsky, January 3, 2014 Map 1 Map 2