Daily Archives: July 16, 2015

McDonald’s franchisees are terrified for the future

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“At least half of the operators in my region are on the verge of collapse,” one franchisee wrote in response to the survey. “With minimum wage for fast-food workers potentially increasing to incredibly high levels, we are facing a crisis situation. ”

Another said: “The operators sit on a cliff right now. With sales going in the wrong direction, all must be conservative in our decisions. It will take only one bad decision to put any operator down and out.”

WRH Webmaster’s Commentary: 

McDonald’s already made the bad decision when they value engineered their food to the point of undigestibility at the same time they tried to rebrand as upscale to compete with Starbuck’s.

But of course it’s just easier to drop the blame on workers who want a decent living wage … so they can eat at McDonald’s!

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-franchisees-are-terrified-for-the-future-2015-7

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Germany Wastes No Time, Puts Greece “For Sale” On Craigslist

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As seen on Germany’s Craigslist…

For sale are some recently acquired Greek assets for sale:

  • Acropolis € 4B OBO
  • Greek Parliament Building Syntagma Square + € 8.5B OBO
  • Greek Island Aegina € 10B OBO
  • Greek Island Mykonos € 13B OBO
  • Athens International Airport € 7B OBO

If interested, please contact:

  • Angela Merkel:: +49 (0) 30-220 70-0
  • Wolfgang Schäuble: +49 (0) 30 18 682-0

Serious buyers only please.

Tempting, and the price is right…

What is notable is the dramatic price reduction since Greece went first on sale back in 2012 via Ebay

We are confident the Q&A form the first Greek offer still stands. Questions and answers about this item:

Q: Is it possible to bundle your sale with Iceland? I would consider a package deal!
A: I’m sorry to tell you,but Iceland is in much better condition than Greece.
Q: I was wondering if you would be able to combine shipping with any future eurozone countries (i.e. Italy) you may have for sale. Also, would the sea between the islands be included or excluded in the package? Thank you for your cooperation.
A: I can arrange a big discount for any future transactions!
Q: Hi. I am very interested. However, I need your assurances that before I bid, you will exclude all corrupt banks, Goldman Sachs cronies, JP Morgan criminals, and the rest of the Draghi / ECB ex-Goldmanite corrupt insider trading white-collar criminals from this offer? I don’t want my purchase of a beautiful country to be tainted with satanic banksters. Thanks in advance.
A: Greece doesn’t need any of those to be f****d up 🙂 As you can see, the offer includes our whole parliament! 300 of our finest politicians!
Q:  Hi. Is it possible to deport Zeus before auction ends? To USA for example.
A: I’m afraid of the other god’s wrath. They might feel insulted,i cannot take any chance! I hope that you can understand my concerns.
Q: Hi. I would like to have this land mass shipped closer to home here, but there seems to be far too many bits and pieces. Are you able to compact it all together into one single parcel for shipping? I’m sure it’ll be more economical (if that term is understood?) to do it this way too. Cheers!
A: Hmmm… You may have a point here my friend. But i’m afraid that they may broke, they are way too fragile in order to pack them one on top of the other. Maybe teleportation can work! 😉

FROM:  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-16/todays-craigslist-firesale-special-greece

Tsipras Was Threatened

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It’s pretty obvious that Tsipras endured a large number of threats.  You can only imagine what they might be, but on the ‘soft’ end they would be something like:

“Mr, Tsipras, you are the one in charge, whatever happens next is attached to your family’s name for all of history.  If you do not accede to our demands, we will shut down your entire banking system and not relent until pensioners are literally starving to death.  We will not relent until the Greek rebuilding project is so massive that it will outlive yourself and well into your lovely child’s maturity. Surely you must be  interested in working with us to avert such a tragedy.”

On the slightly harder side of threats, it might have been:

“Mr. Tsipras, we are prepared to use every tool in our box to make you an outcast in your own country.  You have already betrayed the will of your people.  The OXI vote has put you in a terrible bind, and you are clever enough to see that now.  If you do not accede to all of our demands, plus some additional ones we must put in place to send a clear message to the rest of Europe, then we will use our press to cast you in such a permanently unfavorable light that you will not be welcome anywhere.  We will further assure that whatever funds you have cannot be accessed anywhere at any time.  You will either have to choose living in fearful isolation in your own country or as a vagabond elsewhere dragging your family and recriminations around sadly from spot to spot.”

On the really hard side the threats might have been even more sinister.

Here’s the set of clues we have to work with…Tsipras said recently:

“We took the responsibility for the decision to avert the most extreme plans by conservative circles in Europe..”

“I promise you that as hard as we fought here, we will now fight at home, to finish the oligarchy which brought us to this state.”

“We resisted demands for the transfer of state assets abroad and averted a banking collapse which had been meticulously planned.”

“… decision to avert the most extreme plans by most extreme circles in Europe”

A ‘meticulously planned’ banking collapse sounds like the ‘soft’ threat was on the table.  A banking collapse is an act of war, a very dangerous thing to inflict on a country that is heavily dependent on food and fuel imports.

And what were these ‘conservative circles’ threatening to do one wonders?  This all sounds very ominous from a power dynamic point of view.

One thing is clear, democracy is not something that the west has any legitimacy in spreading because it only ‘works’ when it doesn’t need to.  When the chips are down even slightly the true colors are revealed and it’s an oligarchy with fascist-banking overtones that leaps to the fore.

Greek PM Tsipras was told: ‘Sorry, but there is no way you are leaving this room’
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/tsipras-was-threatened/#maA0gjyu4SQZsCP7.99

8th Grade Test From 1912 Shows How Far American Education Has Been Dumbed Down

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By Kristan T. Harris

A Kentucky 8th grade exam from 1912 was donated to the Bullitt County history museum. The questions feature the fundamental foundation of education that we seem to have lost due to the dumbing down of the American education system.

Now with the common core epidemic we can see our youth transformed by a cookie cut education system and a near total loss of critical and independent thinking.

If you can not read the fine print or zoom in, then here are some examples of 8th grade level testing in 1912.

Define the following terms of government: Democracy, Limited Monarchy, Absolute Monarchy, Republic. Give Examples of Each.

To what four governments are students in school subjected?

Name 5 county officers and the principal duties of each.

Give 3 duties of the president. What is meant by VETO power?

Give at least 5 rules to be observed in maintaining good health?

Define Cerebrum; Cerebellum

Name the organs of circulation.

How many parts of speech are there? Define each.

TAKE THE TEST BELOW!

Stumped? Here are some probable answers.

Kristan T. Harris is the lead writer, researcher and co-host for the FM radio show and website The Rundown Live, where this article first appeared. Authors, musicians, activists, film-makers, have all been guests to go where corporate news won’t. Topics full of information and humor include GMOs, Monsanto, fluoride, alternative history, vaccines, human rights and more. Follow @RundownLive Tune-in to the THERUNDOWNLIVE Monday-Friday @ 9pm EST; 6pm PST.

Editor’s Note – Here are some consolation resources:

The Well Educated Mind : A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

 
Related:

How Popular Music’s Lyrics Perpetuate American Idiocy

– See more at: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/07/8th-grade-test-from-1912-shows-how-far.html#sthash.0XGsKHtD.dpuf

FROM:  https://shakeymclovin.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/natural-health-news-and-wellness-tips-8th-grade-test-from-1912-shows-how-far-american-education-has-been-dumbed-down-can-you-take-it/

BUSH NEOCON BOLTON: Israel should bomb Iran today…before it gets too late

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John Bolton told Greta tonight that the only way to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons is to use military force, and points out that even though Obama has said that’s on the table, he never meant it.

So what should Israel do? Bolton says they should bomb Iran today…before it gets too late.

Watch:     http://therightscoop.com/bolton-israel-should-bomb-iran-today-before-it-gets-too-late/#ixzz3g66pM1sT

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John Robert Bolton is a Republican lawyer graduate from Yale.

Bolton served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 as a recess appointee by President George W. Bush.

Bolton is currently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute a Fox News Channel commentator, and also involved with The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) and often described as a neoconservative.

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ICC judges: prosecutors must revisit 2010 Israeli flotilla raid on the Mavi Marmara

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Ynet reported today that the International Criminal Court judges have called on the court’s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda  to reconsider her decision not to investigate war crimes committed by the IDF on board of the Mavi Marmara

Last year prosecutor Bensouda declined a request by the Union Comoros to launch a probe into the May 31, 2010, storming of one of the flotilla vessels, which was sailing under a Comoros flag.

ICC judges ruled that Bensouda made  “material errors in her determination of the gravity” of the case.

It seems to me as if Israel and The Lobby are not doing very well at the moment. I would call it a free fall…

FROM:  http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2015/7/16/icc-judges-prosecutors-must-revisit-2010-israeli-flotilla-raid-on-the-mavi-marmara

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THANKS:  https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icc-judges-prosecutors-must-revisit-2010-israeli-flotilla-raid-on-the-mavi-marmara/

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