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Friday, 26 June 2015

26 June 2015. A Greek View of the IMF/EU Bankster Racketeering Against Greece

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. Greece's Golgotha. 2012


Non-acceptance of equal measures by the IMF offered by the Greek government, can only mean one of two things… either the IMF isn’t sincerely interested in a solution to the Greek “problem” or they’re catering to specific interests. If a deal isn’t reached, Greece won’t proceed with the payment to the IMF at the end of the month.

Hellenic Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

This follows Laggard’s comments that the Greek proposals are “not acceptable” as they don’t cut jobs and reduce salaries, but are aimed at the more wealthy in Greek society. Is there a clearer sign as to the motives of the élite?

Emilios Georgiades

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Sharp Price Rises for Bread in Kiev

01 cat you ate my cookie


As of today, sale prices for some baked goods rose in Kiev by 25 to 30 percent. Kievkhleb stated that bread prices went up “due to the rapid depreciation of the grivnya and exchange rate fluctuations, which caused a significant rise in price of flour, sugar, oil, electricity, and gas, which led to an increase in the cost of production”. This is the third price increase for baked goods this year. The last price increases were on 18 February, when they went up 10-12 percent. Now, better-quality bread that sold for 5.95 grivnya (17 Roubles. 1.75 Renminbi. 18 INR. 0.28 USD. 0.35 CAD. 0.36 AUD. 0.26 Euros. 0.19 UK Pounds) six weeks ago now sells for 8.58 grivnya (25 Roubles. 2.50 Renminbi. 25 INR. 0.40 USD. 0.51 CAD. 0.52 AUD. 0.38 Euros. 0.27 UK Pounds). Average-quality breads rose 2.34 grivnya (7 Roubles. 0.70 Renminbi. 7 INR. 0.11 USD. 0.13 CAD. 0.14 AUD. 0.10 Euros. 0.07 UK Pounds) to 7.20 grivnya (20 Roubles. 2 Renminbi. 21 INR. 0.34 USD. 0.42 CAD. 0.44 AUD. 0.32 Euros. 0.23 UK Pounds). The new price increase doesn’t apply to bread sold at discount for social welfare, which one can purchase online in specialty stores. Increases in bread prices affect all segments of the population, especially pensioners, as the Ukrainian government slashed benefits, pensions, and public salaries per IMF diktat. The average monthly pension now stands at 1,000 grivnya (2,830 Roubles. 290 Renminbi. 2,900 INR. 47 USD. 59 CAD. 61 AUD. 44 Euros. 32 UK Pounds) per month, but the cost of bread rose by 30 to 40 percent so far.

12 March 2015




Prices are going up… wages/pensions stagnate or fall. Note well that the Rabbit, Choco, Turdchinov, Klichko, Avakov, Denisenko, and Shevchuk all refuse to cut their profligate lifestyles. Actual exchange rates are about double the above rates, that is, if you want 1 USD, you have to pay 50 grivnya to get it. That means that the average pension is really worth 20 USD (1,220 Roubles. 125 Renminbi. 1,250 INR. 26 CAD. 26 AUD. 19 Euros. 13.50 UK Pounds) a month… that’s not even Third World wages! This is the end result of 24 years of Galician Uniate Consciousness… the richest portion of the USSR is now lower than Somalia is… and the USA LAUGHS. I call that EVIL… I’m NOT alone…


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Price of Bread in Kiev Could Double by Spring

00 Bread or the Lack of It. 07.05.14


Due to inflation, the price of wheat is going up, which could lead to an increase in the price of a loaf of bread to 10 Grivna (41 Roubles. 3.75 Renminbi. 37 INR. 0.60 USD. 0.75 CAD. 0.77 AUD. 0.53 Euros. 0.40 UK Pounds). Yaroslav Krasnopolsky, Ukrainian First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy, said, “In May 2014, the price of wheat was 2,500 Grivna (10,150 Roubles. 930 Renminbi. 9,225 INR. 150 USD. 188 CAD. 192 AUD. 132 Euros. 98 UK Pounds) per ton. We believe that there’d be 100 percent inflation by May 2015. This’d give us a final price of 4,500-5,000 Grivna (18,270-20,300 Roubles. 1,674-1,860 Renminbi. 16,605-18,450 INR. 270-300 USD. 338-376 CAD. 345-384 AUD. 237-264 Euros. 176-196 UK Pounds) per ton, therefore, the price of flour would be 6,000-8,000 Grivna (24,360-32,480 Roubles. 2,235-2,980 Renminbi. 22,100-29,470 INR. 357-476 USD. 450-600 CAD. 462-616 AUD. 315-420 Euros. 237-316 UK Pounds) per ton. As a result, the final price of a loaf of bread would be 9-10 Grivna (37-41 Roubles. 3.35-3.75 Renminbi. 34-37 INR. 0.54-0.60 USD. 0.68-0.75 CAD. 0.69-0.77 AUD. 0.48-0.53 Euros. 0.36-0.40 UK Pounds)”. He listed factors that could lead to increased grain prices, namely, winter conditions (about 16 percent stunted and damaged crops), military operations, and higher prices of materials and technical resources. Another factor is a possible revision of the tax code and introducing a special fee on imported resources to ensure the balance of trade. Officials fear that this situation could set off harmful social consequences in the country.

4 February 2015



Wednesday, 26 September 2012

At Least 65 Injured as Police Clash with Protesters in Spain


Local television reported that at least 65 people were injured and 27 arrested as baton-wielding police clashed with protesters attempting to surround the building of the Spanish parliament in Madrid. On Tuesday night, violence flared up after participants of the Occupa el Congresso (Occupy the Congress) movement tried to break through metal barriers set by police and move closer to the parliament building. Television reported that 27 policemen, who also fired rubber bullets on protesters, were injured in the clashes, whilst the authorities estimated the total number of protesters at 6,000. Participants of the movement, which is also known as “los indignados”, are protesting the high level of Spanish unemployment, corruption in the current political system, and unpopular “reforms” in economic, educational, and health spheres.

26 September 2012



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