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Who are the AfD? Far-right populists to enter German Parliament for first time since WW2

THE AFD will now become the third largest party in the Bundestag and promise to cause trouble for Angela Merkel’s Conservatives. But who are the AfD?

 

AfD German Parliament

By Alice Foster
PUBLISHED: 18:23, Sun, Sep 24, 2017 | UPDATED: 18:23, Sun, Sep 24, 2017

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) secured a surpsising 13.5 per cent of the vote, according to the latets exit polls.
The anti-euro populist party has taken political advantage of anger over the migrant crisis and Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome refugees last year.
Although AfD lost momentum due to infighting, a slowdown in migrant arrivals and controversy over Germany’s Nazi past, it still managed to shape the debate around immigration.
Follwoing the annouced results, AfD canditate Alice Weidel said: ““We really got the election results tonight. Now the voters have given us a mandate and we intend to use it with all due humility.
“Millions of voters have given us their trust for constructive opposition in the Bundestag and we will deliver.”

The AfD has became more prominent in the German election race over the past few weeks, according to Emily Mansfield, Europe analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
“It tells us that German is not immune to populism or the far right, despite its history,” she said, noting that immigration was a key issue.
Ms Mansfield said there is still an “appetite for these views” despite the other German election parties seeing the AfD as “beyond the pale”.
No other far-right party has passed the five per cent threshold to enter the German Bundestag since the defeat of the Nazis at the end of World War Two.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/857647/AfD-who-are-Alternative-for-Germany-what-is-far-right-party-German-election-2017

Is Prince Harry Flashing A satanist Hand Sign?

Pictured with Ivanka Trump in the MSM today (Invictus games publicity) , Prince Harry seems to be making the “devil’s horns” signal. Or is he just keeping his fingers warm?

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Agenda 2030: “Tapping into the savings of citizens”

UN Chief To Reshape Global Finance For Sustainable Development

Secretary-General Ant—nio Guterres speaks at the Financing the 2030 Agenda, ÒThe Role of the United NationsÓ at the UN on Sunday, September 18, 2017. While Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, right and H.E. Ms. Gabriela Michetti, Vice President of Argentina, left, listen on. (UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist)
Danger: The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, said that “trillions of dollars need to be mobilized a year by tapping into the savings of citizens around the world…” The financing fix for Sustainable Development is revealed: simply take it from citizens’ saving accounts. Actually, if Sustainable Development is completely established in place of Capitalism/Free Enterprise, private property (including savings) will be wiped out anyway.  TN Editor

As the high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly gets underway, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the role of the UN to help reshape “unproductive and unrewarding” finance and redirect investment to creating a better world for all.

“The choices we make on finance will be critical,” Mr. Guterres told a special event held at the UN Headquarters in New York on financing for global development goals.

Mr. Guterres noted that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – adopted by UN Member States in September 2015 – are a blueprint for building an inclusive, sustainable fair globalization.

“We can choose to bemoan the lack of financing for the 2030 Agenda in a world awash with so much unproductive and unrewarding finance. Or we can grasp the opportunity to reshape finance, according to our urgent, collective needs,” he said. “The choice is clear. Let us invest in the 2030 Agenda and finance a better world for all.”

However, today’s global financial system, which manages some $300 trillion in financial assets, is simply not fit for purpose, the UN chief said, recalling that the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, adopted in 2015 at an international conference in the Ethiopian capital on financing for development, highlights the importance of being innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development.

The UN’s three-part strategy for enhancing its support to financing the 2030 Agenda would help achieve short- and medium-term results, he said.

The Secretary-General said that he will lead UN efforts to ensure that the objectives of the 2030 Agenda are fully reflected in international economic and financial policies by working closely with key inter-governmental platforms, such as the G20.

Second, he will reform the UN development system to strengthen its country teams, and third, he will champion key international initiatives that can harness large-scale changes in financing and financial system development, such as in the fields of digitalization and climate finance and in cooperating with major investment initiatives.

Also addressing the event was Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, who said that trillions of dollars need to be mobilized a year by tapping into the savings of citizens around the world, official development assistance (ODA), domestic financing and the world’s financial system.

The UN has always been engaged in this financing agenda, with its partners, allies and of course Member States, but “our question is whether we are doing enough, and the answer, in short, is no,” she said, explaining that this event is timely as it highlights progress and opportunities from parts of the UN’s leadership team, key partners such as the World Bank, private sector actors, and Member States.

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Trump Threatens To Totally Destroy North Korea At UN: MSM Reports

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”

In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in peril, adopted a more confrontational approach to solving global challenges from Iran to Venezuela, and gave an unabashed defense of U.S. sovereignty.

“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump told the 193-member world body, sticking closely to a script.

As loud, startled murmurs filled the hall, Trump described Kim in an acid tone, saying, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”

His remarks rattled the leaders gathered in the green-marbled U.N. General Assembly hall, where minutes earlier U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for statesmanship, saying: “We must not sleepwalk our way into war.”

Trump’s most direct military threat to attack North Korea, in his debut appearance at the General Assembly, was his latest expression of concern about Pyongyang’s repeated launching of ballistic missiles over Japan and underground nuclear tests.

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comment. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom crossed her arms.

“It was the wrong speech, at the wrong time, to the wrong audience,” Wallstrom later told the BBC.

North Korea’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A junior North Korean diplomat sat in the delegation’s front-row seat for Trump’s speech, the North Korean U.N. mission said. His speech recalled the fiery nationalist language of his Jan. 20 inaugural address when he pledged to end what he called an “American carnage” of rusted factories and crime.

‘HOSTILE’ BEHAVIOR

His strongest words were directed at North Korea. He urged the United Nations member states to work together to isolate the Kim government until it ceases its “hostile” behavior.

In what may have been a veiled prod at China, the North’s major trading partner, Trump said: “It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict.”

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed nine rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006 and Guterres appealed for that 15-member body to maintain its unity.

Turning to Iran, Trump called the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, an embarrassment and hinted that he may not recertify the agreement when it comes up for a mid-October deadline.

“I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it,” he said.

He called Iran an “economically depleted rogue state” that exports violence.

There was no immediate comment from either Iran’s U.N. delegation or its foreign ministry in Tehran.

French President Emmanuel Macron, in his U.N. speech, said his country would not close the door to negotiations over the North Korea crisis and staunchly defended the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

“Renouncing it would be a grave error,” Macron said.

Trump said the United States does not seek to impose its will on other nations and will respect other countries’ sovereignty. He said the U.S. military would soon be the strongest it has ever been.

Trump called the collapsing situation in Venezuela “completely unacceptable” and warned the United States was considering what further actions it can take.

“We cannot stand by and watch,” he said.

Venezuela rejected Trump’s threats and said it was prepared to resist any U.S. actions, even a military invasion. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called Trump a white supremacist who was returning the world to the Cold War of the 1980s.

“He came to the house of peace and promoted war and the destruction of certain countries,” Arreaza told reporters.

Financial markets showed little reaction to Trump’s speech, with most major assets hovering near the unchanged mark on the day.

“He stuck with his script,” said Lennon Sweeting, chief market strategist at XE.com in Toronto. “The dollar/yen jumped around a bit but it’s basically flat. I don’t think we will see any more volatility out of this.”

Source: Reuters/MSN

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/australia/at-un-trump-says-us-may-have-to-totally-destroy-north-korea/ar-AAsdRd1?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=SK2MDHP

FULL SPEACH FROM RT:

Salvage: Obama and Blair to Return? by G Squared

Next month, Obama is holding a World Leaders Conference in Chicago. He is desperately attempting to salvage The Clintonised Democratic Party, before the November 2018 Mid-Term Elections.

 

Obama Chicago

 

He is the only Champion and Message The Dems. and their remnant cohorts have.

 

Obama Blair

 

Expect the war criminal and liar Tony Blair, to also emerge.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a12236782/obama-foundation-summit/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/01/tony-blair-announces-return-politics-hints-starting-new-anti/

You Can’t Handle the Truth! by G Squared

JFK truthNext month (October 2017) the final JFK Report is to be realeased.
It was determined last year that the herds will be given something extra; but will never be told the truth.

I will detail in upcoming articles how  JFK was murdered. For now, this will set the stage…

 

 

‘You can’t handle the truth.’ And of course, you’re not even entitled to it. Think of it as The People of America, extended to be all in The American Zone of Influence, are one large Retard in a Dementia Care Unit.

The Retard is employed in permitted commercial activity. They are an unseen Slave Labour. They have no freedoms, own nothing (it’s all a big legal construct, feel good, lie), know nothing, and only comprehend what they are told. It’s all an illusion.

The Retard is Protected (psychologically believed) to an extent. That does not include when used for experimentation, or thrown as cannon fodder.

They work, consume basic essentials to sustain their ‘useful life’, and waste all they can on things, as the stuff of a useless existence. The measure of believed success.

Slaves damaging other lives in their classes and below. Slaves to their self-concocted social induced Debt, and its not understood Inflationary debasement of the medium of exchange that drives them.

A fictitious, debt-laden, leveraged, fractional, and manipulated, baseless Currency. The ‘True Economic Value’, not the fictional ‘Accounting Value’. Exchangeable for three cents in 2017, as against one hundred cents in 1917.

A Retard requiring lies on lies, disinformation on misinfirnation, and a belief system so fictionally constructed that it bears no relevance to any Truth or Reality.

America and its Sucklings ; where all the Non- included wish they were, and ‘Terrorism’ is the expression of Displeasure of all those Peoples not included in The Great American Dream.

G Squared

NZ Elections: Maori Voters Undermined By “Ignorant” Polling Staff

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One week into early voting, concerns are being raised about Electoral Commission staff allegedly undermining Māori voters.

Massey University Māori politics lecturer Veronica Tawhai claims she has received numerous complaints from Māori electors regarding the conduct of Electoral Commission staff.

“Māori and particularly young Māori are constantly criticised for either being uninformed, uninterested or apathetic when it comes to participating in political activities such as voting,” Ms Tawhai said.

“And yet when our people attempt to be proactive in exercising our democratic rights, some are prevented from doing so due to ignorance amongst officials that are meant to be assisting in the process.”

Ms Tawhai said she has heard complaints about staff, including those manning polling booths and phone lines, unaware of the Māori roll and insisting electors are unregistered when their names don’t appear on the general roll.

Some complainants, she said, have had difficulty obtaining the correct information about Māori electorates, including being given the wrong voting form and having to argue with staff to be provided with the correct form.

She also claims some election workers had difficulty locating Māori names on the Māori roll, even when given identification by Māori electors.

“Many New Zealanders unfortunately have little to no knowledge of the Māori seats, [but] that Electoral Commission staff are themselves ignorant… is unthinkable.

“In the absolute minimum, anyone with responsibilities within the Electoral Commission should have an understanding of our electoral system in order to ensure they are able to fulfil their roles in assisting all New Zealanders, including Māori, to exercise our vote as is our basic democratic right whether we be on the general or Māori roll.”

Ms Tawhai is calling for a Māori electorate specialist to be appointed to each polling booth throughout the country, steps taken to ensure all Electoral Commission staff are properly informed and prepared to undertake their job, and improved electoral and citizenship education.

Labour Party campaign manager Andrew Kirton tweeted that he has heard “multiple reports of Electoral Commission staff in advance voting booths not allowing people to enrol”, and said he has raised this with the commission.

Electoral Commission chief electoral officer Alicia Wright said the matter is being taken seriously.

“It is important to us that all voters are able to have their say in this election. We want everyone to have a good experience when they go to vote, and if that doesn’t happen, we want to hear about it.”

Ms Wright said the Electoral Commission has issued a reminder of processes to staff in the wake of Ms Tawhai’s statement.

“During the election period, we have about 15,000 people working in our voting places.  They all receive training, including on the general roll and the Māori Roll, and every voting place issues both Māori and general electorate ballot papers. Our staff are trained about the importance of checking to ensure they issue the correct voting paper to each voter.

“If voters are concerned about their experience at a voting place, they should send an email including as much detail as possible to .  Telling the commission when and where they voted will help us investigate and resolve any issues that have been raised.”

Ms Wright said the commission has been in touch with Veronica Tawhai to discuss the issues, and they are looking into a small number of complaints received from other voters.

2017 marks the 150-year anniversary of the Māori electorate seats, when four seats were initially introduced to New Zealand’s electoral system with the Māori Representation Act 1867.

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An Economic Lesson for China and Russia, by Paul Craig Roberts

An Economic Lesson for China and Russia
Paul Craig Roberts

 

 

Economic lesson Russia china
Is there anyone in Trump’s government who is not an imbecile?
After years of endless military threats against Russia—remember CIA deputy director Mike Morell saying on TV (Charlie Rose show) that the US should start killing Russians to give them a message, and Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley threatening “We’ll beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before”—now the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threatens China. If China doesn’t abide by Washington’s new sanctions on North Korea, Mnuchin said the US “will put additional sanctions on them [China] and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system.”
https://www.rt.com/usa/403118-usa-china-sanctions-north-korea/
Here is the broke US government $20 trillion in public debt, having to print money with which to buy its own bonds, threatening the second largest economy in the world, an economy on purchasing power parity terms that is larger than the US economy.Mnuchin threatens China
Take a moment to think about Mnuchin’s threat to China. How many US firms are located in China? It is not only Apple and Nike. Would sanctions on China mean that the US firms could not sell their Chinese made products in the US or anywhere outside China? Do you think the global US corporations would stand for this?
What if China responded by nationalizing all US factories and all Western owned banks in China and Hong Kong? China US economy

Mnuchin is like the imbecile Nikki Haley. He doesn’t know who he is threatening.
Consider Mnuchin’s threat to exclude China from the international dollar system. Nothing could do more harm to the US and more good to China. A huge amount of economic transactions would simply exit the dollar system, reducing its scope and importance. Most importantly, it would finally dawn on the Chinese and Russian governments that being a part of the dollar system is a massive liability with no benefits. Russia and China should years ago have created their own system. Being part of Washington’s system simply lets Washington make threats and impose sanctions.
The reason Russia and China are blind to this is that they foolishly sent students to the US to study economics. These students returned completely brainwashed with neoliberal economics, “junk economics” in Michael Hudson’s term. This American economics makes Russian and Chinese economists de facto American stooges. They support policies that serve Washington instead of their own countries.
If China and Russia want to be sovereign countries, they must pray that the imbecile Mnuchin does cut them off from the dollar system that exploits them. Then Russia and China will have to put in place their own system and learn real economics instead of propaganda posing as economics that serves Washington’s interest.

Paul Craig RobertsPaul Craig Roberts

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/09/13/economic-lesson-china-russia/