Archive | December 6, 2015

Strike Debt Victory for Corinthian Students*

Strike Debt Victory for Corinthian Students*

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it has granted the requests for debt forgiveness made by more than 1,300 federal student loan borrowers who attended Heald College, a subsidiary of the now-defunct for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain.

The debt relief, which totals $27.8 million, is the first time the Education Department has canceled a significant number of loans under a seldom-used provision of federal law that allows borrowers to seek loan forgiveness based on their college’s misconduct.

Amid the collapse of Corinthian Colleges earlier this year, the Education Department received thousands of claims for debt forgiveness. The department said Thursday that it has not yet reached any decisions about 5,379 outstanding claims.

In addition, the department also detailed for the first time Thursday the debt relief claims it has received from borrowers who attended colleges aside from Corinthian.

Officials have received 931 debt relief claims relating to Art Institute campuses, which are owned by the Education Management Corporation; 159 claims relating to ITT Tech; and 22 claims relating to the University of Phoenix.

If those claims are granted, those colleges could be on the hook to pay for that loan forgiveness. Although Corinthian has since been dissolved in bankruptcy, the department could seek to recoup money from open campuses.

The Obama administration has announced plans to rewrite federal debt forgiveness rules to set clearer, more uniform standards and also give the Education Department greater power to hold colleges accountable for loans the department cancels based on a college’s misconduct. Negotiations over those rules will begin in January.

Meanwhile, student debt activists and other advocates criticized the department for moving too slowly on those claims and not providing broader debt relief.

Americans for Financial Reform said in a statement that the group was

“gravely concerned by the department’s unjustifiably narrow approach to debt cancellation, which if it continues unchanged may leave hundreds of thousands of students burdened with debts foisted on them by deceptive and abusive practices.”

The Debt Collective, a group of activists who have been urging the department to provide more sweeping debt relief to former Corinthian students, said that the department’s debt relief process remained too complicated and burdensome.

In a statement, the group urged the department to provide broader debt relief rather than trying to “save face by creating a Rube Goldberg-type contraption to prevent as many people as possible from the seeking the relief they deserve.”

The department, the group wrote, “is well aware that Corinthian and EDMC are the tip of the iceberg and that providing broad relief will open the floodgates and embolden other defrauded borrowers to come forward.”

Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, said in a statement Thursday that the Education Department should “step up the pace and scope of its Corinthian debt relief efforts.”

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Related Topics:

Students Loan Strike against for Profit Colleges*

Student Debt Strikers Cancel Meeting With Dept. Of Education*

For Profit University of Phoenix Loses Half its Students*

Americans Have $11.85 Trillion in Household Debt*

Canada: 75,000 Students Strike Back*

Banksters are Buying Baltimore’s Debt, Hiking Interest then Taking Families’ Homes*

To be Croatian and Have Your Debt Written off!*

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CIA Agent: They gave us Millions to Dismember Yugoslavia*

CIA Agent: They gave us Millions to Dismember Yugoslavia*

We bribed parties and politicians who have enticed hate between the nations. Our ultimate goal was to enslave you!

WebTribune publishes their interview with former CIA agent Robert Baer during his promotion tour in Quebec for upcoming book “Secrets of the White House” last week.

My boss, who was formerly a U.S. Senator, stressed repeatedly that some kind of scam would go down in Bosnia. A month before the alleged genocide in Srebrenica, he told me that the town would be headline news around the world and ordered us to call the media

Robert Baer, a former CIA officer, has authored many books which disclosed the secrets of both the CIA and the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He has been arrested and detained several times. Mitt Waspurh, a personal friend who worked at the Senate and shared information was killed at gunpoint.

As a senior CIA operative, Baer worked in Yugoslavia during the 1991-94 period and in the Middle East. He has worked on several documentaries on National Geographic, accusing the Bush administration of waging war for oil.

Former CIA agent Robert Baer

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The interview was conducted live in Canada, during my trip a few days ago. Robert Baer is currently promoting his book “The Secrets of the White House” in Quebec, where we talked. In an interview we spoke of the background of the war in Yugoslavia.

Where and when was your first job in Yugoslavia?

I arrived by helicopter with three agents. We landed on 12 January 1991 in Sarajevo. Our job was to keep an eye on alleged terrorists of Serbian nationality, who were expected to attack Sarajevo.

Who were the terrorists in question and why were they supposed to carry out these attacks?

They gave us files about a group called “Supreme Serbia” detailing plans to conduct a series of bomb attacks on key buildings in Sarajevo in opposition to Bosnia’s ambition to leave former Yugoslavia.

Did that group ever exist and what exactly you were doing in Sarajevo under CIA command?

No such group ever existed! Our headquarters lied to us. Our mission was to alarm and spread panic among politicians in Bosnia, simply to fill their heads with the idea that Serbs would attack. To begin with, we accepted the story, but after a while we started to wonder. Why were we raising such hysteria when the group clearly did not exist?

How and when did the mission end and did it have a name?

For me it ended after two weeks, I landed a new job in Slovenia. The operation lasted a month and had the name “Istina” (i.e. “truth”) although it was anything but!

Why did you go to Slovenia?

I received instructions that Slovenia was ready to declare independence. We were given money, a few million dollars, to fund various NGOs, opposition parties and various politicians who have inflamed hatred.

Did you have an opinion about the CIA propaganda and did your colleagues think?

Of course, no one turns down a CIA mission, especially when we were all nervous and prone to paranoia! Many CIA agents and senior officers disappeared simple because they refused to conduct propaganda against the Serbs in Yugoslavia. Personally I was shocked at the dose of lies being fed from our agencies and politicians! Many CIA agents were directed propaganda without being aware of what they are doing. Everyone knew just a fraction of the story and only the one who create the whole story knew the background – they are politicians.

So there was only propaganda against the Serbs?

Yes and no. The aim of the propaganda was to divide the republics so they would break away from the motherland Yugoslavia. We had to choose a scapegoat who would be blamed for everything. Someone who would be responsible for the war and violence. Serbia was chosen because in some ways it is a successor to Yugoslavia.

Can you name the politicians in the former Yugoslavia were paid by the CIA?

Yes, although it is somewhat delicate. Stipe Mesic, Franjo Tudjman, Alija Izetbegovic, many counselors and members of the government of Yugoslavia, were paid as were Serbian generals, journalists and even some military units. Radovan Karadzic was being paid for a while but stopped accepting help when he realised he would be sacrificed and charged with war crimes committed in Bosnia. It was directed by the American administration.

You mentioned that the media was controlled and funded, how exactly did that happen?

This is already known, some CIA agents were responsible for writing the official statement that the announcers read on the news. Of course the news presenters were oblivious to it, they got the news from their boss and he got it from our man. Everyone had the same mission: to spread hatred, nationalism and the differences between people through television.

We all know of Srebrenica, can you say about it?

Yes! In 1992 I was in Bosnia again, but this time we were supposed to train military units to represent Bosnia, a new state that had just declared independence. Srebrenica is an exaggerated story and unfortunately many people are being manipulated. The number of victims is the same as the number of Serbs and others killed but Srebrenica is political marketing. My boss, who was formerly a U.S. Senator, stressed repeatedly that some kind of scam would go down in Bosnia. A month before the alleged genocide in Srebrenica, he told me that the town would be headline news around the world and ordered us to call the media. When I asked why, he said you’ll see. The new Bosnian army got the order to attack homes and civilians. These were of course citizens of Srebrenica. At the same moment, the Serbs attacked from the other side. Probably someone had paid to incite them!

Then who is guilty of genocide in Srebrenica?

Srebrenica should be blamed on Bosnians, Serbs and Americans – that is us! But in fact everything has been blamed on the Serbs. Unfortunately, many of the victims buried as Muslims were Serbs and other nationalities. A few years ago a friend of mine, a former CIA agent and now at the IMF, said that Srebrenica is the product of agreement between the U.S. government and politicians in Bosnia. The town of Srebrenica was sacrificed to give America a motive to attack the Serbs for their alleged crimes.

Ultimately why do you think Yugoslavia collapsed and why did your government want to do it?

It is all very clear, the people who incited the war and dictated the terms of the peace now own the companies that exploit various mineral resources and the like! They simply made slaves of you, your people work for nothing and that produce goes to Germany and America…they are the winners! You will eventually have to purchase and import what you have created yourself, and since you have no money, you have to borrow, that’s the whole story with the whole of the Balkans!

You were never in Kosovo as a CIA agent, but did you feel any pressure from America?

Of course! Kosovo has taken for two reasons, first because of mineral and natural resources, and secondly, Kosovo is a military base of NATO! In the heart of Europe is their largest military base.

Do you have a message for the people of the former Yugoslavia?

I have. Forget the past, it was staged and false. They manipulated you, they got what they wanted and it is stupid that you still hate one another, you must show that you are stronger and you realise who has created this ! I sincerely apologise! That’s why I have for a long time disclosed the secrets of the CIA and the White House!

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CIA not Amused at the Rising Left in Spain*

U.S. National Endowment for Democracy is now Officially “Undesirable” in Russia*

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U.K. Cyber Brigade Serves to Spread Lies on Social Networks*

Saudi Prince Calls for Prosecution Of Officials Who Backed Egyptian Coup*

The Whys Behind the How of Officials Investigating Charlie Hebdo and Argentina Committed ‘Suicide’*

Day Before the Maïdan Massacre, Ukrainian Official Revealed the Conspiracy Fact*

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The Official 7/7 London Bombing Story is a Lie*

British SAS Special Forces “Dressed Up as ISIS Rebels” Fighting Assad in Syria*

Stop Meddling in Africa‚ COSATU Provincial Secretary Tells U.S.*

The U.N.: Pretending to Oppose War for 70 Years – An Open Letter*

Syrian Army Destroys al-Nusra Strongholds Near Turkish Border*

Syrian Army Destroys al-Nusra Strongholds Near Turkish Border*

The Syrian army destroyed al-Nusra Front terrorists’ strongholds in the coastal northwestern Syrian province of Latakia located near the Turkish border, FARS news agency reported Sunday.

The operation was carried out in the al-Nuba Mountains, a strategically important location in the Latakia province, according to FNA.

The Syrian government troops killed dozens of al-Nusra Front terrorists during the fight, the agency said.

Earlier on Sunday it was reported that militants were forced to withdraw from the country’s mountainous regions near the border with Turkey as result of the Syrian army’s advance.

The Syrian army has managed to liberate a number of key areas in Latakia, with Russia’s aerial assistance.

The Russian Aerospace Forces have been carrying out airstrikes against terrorist targets across eight Syrian provinces, including Latakia, at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad, since September 30.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the country’s government fighting opposition forces and radical Islamist militant groups, including the al-Nusra Front and Daesh, also known as ISIL/ISIS.

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Russia Imposes Economic Sanctions On Turkey*

Britain Continues Illegally Bombing Syria*

U.S. Stopping Iraqi Popular Forces’ from Freeing Ramadi from ISIS*

Iraqi PM Considers U.S. Ground Forces an Act of War*

The Syrian oil fields targeted in U.K. airstrikes were already “obliterated” by Russia*

E.U. Takes Control of Greek Borders*

Iraq Demands ‘Immediate’ Withdrawal of Turkish Forces from Its Territory*

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German Scientist Accused NASA of ‘Massive’ Temperature Alterations*

German Scientist Accused NASA of ‘Massive’ Temperature Alterations*

By Barbara Hollingsworth

Dr. Friedrich-Karl Ewert (University of Paderborn)

A German scientist has accused the National Aeronautics and Space Agency’s (NASA) Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) of altering temperature records between 2010 and 2012 to produce the illusion that the Earth has been ‘warming’ since 1950.

GISS datasets are used by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to document global warming.

In a presentation at the 2012 EIKE Climate Conference in Germany, Professor Friedrich-Karl Ewert, a retired geologist and data expert from the University of Paderborn, said that he examined publicly available archived temperature records from 1,153 weather stations around the globe going back to 1881 and found evidence of “massive” tampering by GISS between 2010 and 2012.

Ewert noticed that,

“the temperature data of Reykjavik [Iceland] and Nuuk Nuur [Greenland] had been changed retroactively,” veteran German television journalist Gunter Ederer writes.

The 2012 data was higher than the temperatures recorded before 2010.

The German scientist then randomly selected 120 weather stations around the world and manually compared the archived data to GISS’ 2012 temperature records.

“He always came to the same conclusion: The temperature supplied from 2012 showed a higher warming than the published [archived data] in 2010,” Ederer writes.

Ewert also found that since 1881, four distinct cooling stages have alternated with three warming phases. He says the Earth is currently in a cooling phase.

And since a stronger warming cycle occurred before carbon dioxide emissions began to rise, Ewert concluded that,

“an influence of our CO2 emissions [on] temperatures cannot be seen.”

(Source: Dr. Friedrich-Karl Ewert)

“Mankind always knew that constantly there are climate changes,” according to a translation of Ewert’s EIKE article. “The parable of the seven fat and seven lean years [is] an indication.”

Ewert also claims to have found 10 different statistical methods used by NASA-GISS to change the overall trend from cooling to warming.

“Between the years 2010 and 2012 the data measured since 1881 were altered so that they showed a significant warming, especially after 1950…

A comparison of the data from 2010 with the data of 2012 shows that NASA-GISS had altered its own datasets so that especially after WWII, a clear warming appears – although it never existed,” Ederer writes.

“Using the NASA data from 2010 the surface temperature globally from 1940 until today has fallen by 1.110°C, and since 2000 it has fallen 0.4223°C…

The cooling has hit every continent except for Australia, which warmed by 0.6339°C since 2000.

The figures for Europe: From 1940 to 2010, using the data from 2010, there was a cooling of 0.5465°C and a cooling of 0.3739°C since 2000.”

Noting that,

an entire industry of air rescuers and the resulting trillions of dollars that are so invested [in deindustrialization] are at stake,” Ederer adds that

“the thesis of man-made global warming has taken on a whole new meaning: Yes, it is always made by people when the data are adjusted to fit the theory.”

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Paris Climate Change Conference shows Road to NWO Weather Control*

Geoengineering Climate Change*

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Climate Change in the Universe unravels another Structure*

Obama’s Prophecies of Climate Doom in Alaska Fall Flat*

Secretive U.N. Legal Conference Wants to Outlaw “Climate Change Denial”*

U.N. Plan to Make Legally Binding Climate Change Laws – Worldwide*

U.S. Places “Gag Order” on Weather Agency Employees, Inserts Geo-engineering Propaganda into ‘Common Core’ Syllabus*

NASA Lies*

The Three Births of the Human Spirit*

The Three Births of the Human Spirit*

By Frank M. Wanderer PhD

G. Jung believes that we need to go through three births in our lifetime. The first is our physical birth, then the birth of our Ego, and spiritual birth of Consciousness. In accordance with that fact, we also undergo three phases of development in our life.

In the first third of our lives, emphasis is on our bodily growth, in the middle phase of our lives our Ego grows, and the last third of our lives is the period of our internal development. While at the first two births the most important thing is the maximum exploitation of the opportunities offered by the external world. In the third phase, however, the emphasis shifts on our internal development potentials. Unfortunately, the majority of people will never experience the spiritual birth for various reasons. Let us examine the possible reasons for that, to find out what factors prevents spiritual birth in us.

The Programming of the Mind

Our spiritual birth is usually prevented by the conditioned deep programming of the mind. These programs place the development of the Ego in the foreground, and make efforts to sustain that development until the end of the life of the individual. The programmings support the progress of the Ego, they urge us to develop a powerful and efficient Ego for ourselves, and they make us believe that it is the ultimate goal in human life. These programmings regard any effort at suppressing the Ego as a sign of weakness that we should be ashamed of, and that we should avoid at any cost.

These conditioned mental patterns are realized as various systems of beliefs and patterns of thoughts in our lives. These patterns of thoughts and beliefs are not created by ourselves. They have been handed down to us by our parents, our community and the society in which we grow up, and we have also borrowed some from the media. We very often accept these ready-made mental patterns and beliefs uncritically, without any thinking; what is more, we identify with these patterns that will, in this way, be incorporated into our personalities.

That is how our different convictions have been created over the years, that is how we have created a system of values and beliefs for ourselves, and we now organize our entire life based upon those systems. Those conditioned mental patterns serve as a background to the events that are happening to us day by day. The majority of our worries, desires, pleasures and motivations are derived from those mental patterns and all these, in turn, further reinforce those patterns.

The Social Pattern

All what has been stated above will lead us to the conclusion that our programmed Mind is a social product. Reinforcing the Ego and the never reached spiritual birth, in fact, serve the interests of society. The most important system of social co-existence on Earth today is the consumer society. It means that the basis of social development is economic growth, and economic growth depends on how much we consume.

The most important consumer is Ego, since all products obtained (house, car, expensive clothes), improve the imaginary greatness of the Ego. The more commodities or more power we possess, the more important members of consumer society we are.

If we are able to divert our attention from Ego, and concentrate on our internal development and our spiritual birth, our qualities as consumers will considerably drop, since we are no longer attracted to the things that so far fattened our Egos.

As in the recent decades more and more people have felt a need for spiritual birth, social strategy changed accordingly. Spiritual development has also been made a consumer product, which largely supported by the survival instinct of the Ego. The Ego, which has been interested in money and power, now turns towards spiritual development, and disguises itself in the dress of a spiritual Ego. We try to decorate those spiritual clothes by adding more and more spiritual knowledge and experience so as to make it more colourful and individual.  With all that, we hope that our spiritual progress will serve the further increase and eternal happiness of our spiritual Ego.

Consumer society is all too pleased to serve us in those needs. A glance at the vivid market of spiritual books, methods and masters will suffice to convince us about that. Nothing has really changed; the pattern of the consumer society is the same, only its contents have been partially replaced.

Spiritual Birth

From the aspect of our spiritual birth and internal development, however, the amount of spiritual knowledge gathered, the spiritual development methods acquired, and the sophisticated spiritual events we have had in our life are all unimportant.

Spiritual birth can only be the result of consciousness. Our internal development therefore does not only depend on our life experience; it depends much more on our ability to divert our attention from the outside world to our internal world. Are we able to turn away from the patterns of Mind, programmed by our Egos, and is there a deep desire to know the true answer to the question ”Who am I?”

The patterns of the consumer society are determined to prevent us from making the necessary adjustments in our orientation by gluing our attention to various consumer products or a spiritual development scheme that involves the Ego. A major element of this spiritual development pattern is that we are trying to understand the contents of our Minds, to analyze our thoughts and emotions. Our attention is thus engaged by the various methods that we are using to examine our thoughts and emotions. That is what we regard as our real internal world, and we create the illusion of toiling on our spiritual birth.

From the aspect of our spiritual birth the–often chaotic–world of our Mind and emotions is not our real internal world. Our attention should not be directed to the analysis and comprehension of these; instead, we need to concentrate on becoming conscious of our existence, to find the centre of our Self behind our external life and personal history. That is our real internal world.

In the course of our spiritual world we become conscious of, and alert to that internal centre, to that internal world. Once that has been accomplished, our life is placed on entirely new foundations. The Mind stops functioning the way it used to and, together with that, our sense of identifying with the Mind vanishes. The spiritual Ego, our separate little self disappears, and we are permeated by a permanent, light presence. The personality is gone, and what remains is silence and presence, as the real essence of our existence. From that time on, that will serve as the real foundation for our internal development.

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Soulful Connections Beyond Generations*

The Lost Art of Soul Transformation*

Humanity at the Crossroads: The Crisis in Spiritual Consciousness

Five Common Growing Pains of Spiritual Ascension*

The Spirituality of Food

“What Can one Dad with one Brain-Damaged Child do to Change the World?”*

Similarities between the Brain and the Universe*

Aborted Baby’s Heart was Beating as the Brain was Harvested*

Study Finds Antipsychotic Drugs Shrinks the Brain*

U.K. Scientists Use Brain Stimulation to ‘Make You Stop Believing In God’*

Atheism and Rediscovering God*

Mathematics – God’s Language for Nature*

Letter to the Self # 19: The Big “I”

The Sacred Geometry of Consciousness*

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Consciousness Science Kept Hidden*

CERN: Connection between Particles and Influenced Human Consciousness*

The Electro-magnetic Warfare on our Consciousness*

We Live in a Europe that Is Totally Dominated by Germany

We Live in a Europe that Is Totally Dominated by Germany

 

From Alexandra Bruce

On October 7th, 2015 , the European Parliament welcomed François
Hollande and Angela Merkel.

This was good opportunity for Nigel Farage, Leader of the U.K. Independence Party to unload on both, regarding the European Union.

He started by saying that nobody could argue that it was “a sensible thing to do,” to have both France and Germany to make a trade deal together in the 1950s, in the aftermath of WWII, as two Democratic, sovereign nations, “working together for peace. All of that was absolutely right and high-minded.”

This trade pact would become the nucleus of the European Union several decades later, of which Farage says, “Sadly, the whole thing has become corrupted.”

He says that 25 years ago, when Kohl and Mitterrand met, “it was a meeting of equals” but that the power has since shifted, with the role of France severely diminished,”trapped inside a currency from which it can’t recover”…and that “the voice of France in this relationship is a little more now, frankly, than a pipsqueak.”

He notes the irony, in “…a project, that was designed to contain German power has now given us a totally German-dominated Europe.”

The expressions on the faces of Merkel and Hollande are priceless, as Farage continues to weigh in, citing how when Greece wanted to exit and this was not to Germany’s liking that they were forced to stay. Similarly, when Hungary or another country has had an opinion dissenting from that of Germany’s, its views have been shouted down.

Farage says that now, being that neither Germany nor France will allow Britain the control “of our own borders, that a ‘Brexit’ looks more likely than at any point in modern times – and I hope and pray that that Britain voting to leave the European Union will be the beginning of the end of a project, however noble the original intention – has gone wrong,” to a rousing applause.

We are certainly living in interesting times…

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How France Loots its Former Colonies*

Charlie Chaplin’s Final Speech in the Great Dictator*

The E.U.’s Dictatorship*

European Arrest Warrant Above Sovereignty*

Re-writing European History for the Classroom*

Europe’s Multinational Militarized Police*

Nazism Back in Europe

Ashkenazi Jews are Genetically European

Somali Man Takes Legal Action against US, Germany Over Father’s Drone Killing*

Hundreds of Refugees in Germany Vanish without a Trace*

Germany, where’s the Reparation for Greece?*

Germany to Represent Israel in Islamic Countries*

Germany on the Verge of Bankruptcy*

Spanish Independence and the Re-colonization of Southern Europe*

TTIP: Corporate Power Taking Control of European Interests*

Bark and no Bite for Head of European Commission Helping Corporations Escape Taxation!?*