Former MI5 officer sparks outrage claiming Paris terror strikes were ‘inside job not ISIS’

Shayler-Main-630279A FORMER British spy has sparked outrage after claiming the Paris terror attacks were an “inside job” and not carried out by Islamic State (ISIS).

 
David Shayler, 49, has released a video on YouTube claiming there is “much evidence” that jihadis were not behind the atrocities which left 130 people dead in the French capital.

The former MI5 officer instead claimed “dark forces” linked to western intelligence services were behind the attacks on November 13.

Several years before Edward Snowden left the US National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 and leaked confidential details of its spying techniques to the press in, Mr Shayler resigned from MI5 after five years working there in 1996.

He then leaked a series of details about MI5 operations, including claims MI6 was involved in a February 1996 failed assassination of former Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi.

He also claimed the 1993 Bishopsgate and 1994 Israeli Embassy bombings were known to the intelligence services in advance of being carried out and could have been prevented.

After leaking details to the Mail on Sunday in 1997, he fled to Utrecht in the Netherlands and later France, where he spent two years from 1998 to 2000 living in Boulevard Voltaire, where the Bataclan Theatre – the scene of the worst atrocity of the day took place, according to his video.

He said: “I think there is some dark design in the pattern of the attacks that took place in Paris on Friday, November 13.

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There Is No Climate Change Disaster Except The One Governments Created

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At the Paris Climate Conference of the Parties (COP21) we witnessed the biggest display of failed leadership in history from 195 countries. They established incorrect and misdirected policy based on failed and falsified science. It is a classic circular argument on a global scale. They invented the false problem of anthropogenic global warming/climate change and now they want to resolve the problem, but with a more disastrous solution.

Most countries were puppets that aspired to lead the deception but lacked the power so they contributed by serving as lackeys. Either way, all were purchased with promises of money. The majority receives money from successful countries, but all of them have an excuse for another tax. As George Bernard Shaw said,

“A government with the policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul.”

These leaders are all examples of Lord Acton’s dictum that,

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

In fact, the entire quote is even more revealing.

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you add the tendency or certainty of corruption by full authority. There is no worse heresy than the fact that the office sanctifies the holder of it.

Obama used the Paris to advance his personal agenda regardless of the evidence. John Kerry said this when he admitted the agreement was not binding. Rules or agreements are meaningless without enforcement mechanisms. Kerry said it was unenforceable because Congress would not approve it. This allowed Obama to blame Congress when it was Russia, India, and China who wanted a non-binding agreement. Kerry knows Congress wouldn’t approve it because as a Senator he voted against the Kyoto Protocol, arguing it would cost jobs and hurt the economy. Of course that did not prevent him claiming the Paris Agreement would create jobs and economic opportunity against all evidence.

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2015 ~ A Year of Victories for BDS

Amid so much difficult news from Palestine and the region, that’s a bright ray of hope for 2016.

How the Israel boycott movement struck major blows in 2015

By Ali Abunimah

boycott-israel-polspphotos052145Despite Israel’s counteroffensive, boycott movement won some key victories in 2015. Mark Esper Polaris

In September 2014, on the eve of the Jewish new year, Israel’s leading financial daily named Omar Barghoutiamong the 100 people most likely to influence the country’s economy in the following year.

Calcalist, the business supplement of the mass circulation newspaper Yediot Ahronot, said that the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which Barghouti helped found, was “already worrying the government.”

It cited government studies warning that Israel would lose billions of dollars a year in exports and GDP and thousands of jobs if current boycott trends continued.

“The credit and honor go to the entire BDS movement, of which I am a modest part, to each and every BDS activist in Palestine and around the world who has contributed to making BDS one the most effective forms of resisting Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid,” Barghouti told The Electronic Intifada this week.

And 2015 has proven Calcalist right.

As the year closes, Palestine’s Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broad coalition that backs the BDS movement, is pointing out some of the successes of the last 12 months:

  • The authors of a United Nations report revealed in June that BDS was a key factor behind the nearly 50 percent plunge in foreign direct investment in Israel in 2014.
  • The World Bank cited consumer boycotts as a key factor behind a 24 percent drop in Palestinian imports from Israel in the first quarter of 2015.
  • The international credit ratings agency Moody’s warned in October that “the Israeli economy could suffer should BDS gain greater traction.” Moody’s reports are used by corporations to assess the risk of doing business in a country.

A major European investor confirmed that BDS was already deterring companies from entering the Israeli market.

“During general meetings of the leading companies, even if they did examine investing in Israeli companies, it will be off the agenda immediately because of the impact of BDS,” Edouard Cukierman, founder of Catalyst Funds and chair of Cukierman & Co Investment House, told Israeli media.

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Freemasonry is Jewish secret society which aspires for Jewish World Domination

freemasonry-starLies being taught; 

Freemasonry is a charitable organization.

Now the truth;

Freemasonry is Jewish secret society which aspires for Jewish World Domination;

SECRET OF FREEMASONRY REVEALED
The History of Freemasonry begins from tenth Century BC with the construction of First Temple by King Solomon wherein he placed “Ark of Covenant” containing Ten Commandments for Jewish People.  First Temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar II in 587 BC. Second Temple was built on 516 BC which was destroyed by Romans in 70 CE.

Next stage comes in 1199 CE when nine knights called Knight Templars sought refuge under the ruins of First Temple and started digging underneath in search of hidden secrets and treasures. The nine knights found what they were looking for i.e. scrolls and treasure. From the find of that treasure began the present day modern Banking. The origin of Jewish Bankers thus goes back to the days of Knight Templar’s.

Because of the secret initiation ceremonies of Knight templars, Pope Clement V acting in concert with French King Philippe IV ordered that Knight Templars be captured, tortured and burned at stake. These orders were simultaneously opened across Europe on October 13, 1307 and most Knights Templars were caught and burned. The persecution of knight Templars by pope Clement V and French King Philippe IV led to the quest for a New World Order i.e. a world devoid of the rule of either Church or Monarchy but that which is ruled by Money and (unsaid) ruled by Jews. I have already written about Knight Templars at; http://lovkap.blogspot.com/2011/01/freemen.html

The Freemasons appropriated the secret initiation ceremonies of knight Templars regarding secret desires of rebuilding of first temple of Jews and world domination by Jews. In the their meetings by way of play acting they reconstruct the building of First Temple or King Solomon’s Temple and depict Jewish domination over the world.

Ask any Freemason Is it not correct that?

  1. A)     Freemasons call their lodges as Temple (First Temple).
  2. B)     In their secret meetings they play act and reconstruct the building of “First Temple” of Jews.
  3. C)     The King’s chair is “Chair of Jewish King Solomon” who presides over the building of “First Temple”.
  4. D)     The lodges are prepared to depict world from east to west and north to south complete with Sun, Moon and Stars
  5. D)     King Solomon is depicted as ruling over the World?
  6. E)     Volumes of secret Laws (religious scriptures) are kept beneath King Solomon depicting that people of all faiths bows before him.
  7. F)     Within the Lodge Freemasons of all faiths worship Jewish national flag or Star of David?

The secrets of Freemasonry are the oaths of its members for reconstruction of First Temple of Jews which was built by King Solomon and to bring back the the old glory when Jews during the times of King David and King Solomon ruled the world as depicted and performed or play acted in their Lodge meetings.

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The Nervous Now

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There I was surfing the Netflix for something life affirming to help wash away a growing sense of Orwellian dystopia, and I found it.  A documentary called “The Tiger and the Monk”  which told of the Buddhist temple in Thailand that is a sanctuary for tigers, and showed the life they share with the monks.  It was beautiful, and engaging.  There was just this one problem – Its a giant polished turd!

As I soon discovered when I Googled the place, the government stepped in and shut them down for animal abuse & exploitation.  The monks claim that since they are prohibited from working for money, caring for the animals requires donations from tourists who travel there for a selfie with a tiger.  Truth is, the place was a “tiger mill” and the monks were caught selling tiger cubs to rich folks wanting exotic pets.

That’s the exact problem that’s led to the things we must put up with everywhere we turn these days.  Nothing is real anymore, no matter where you go it’s just the same thing everywhere, giant polished turds!!  It’s why there is so much glitter and gloss in media and advertising, no substance.  The traditional marketing motto of “Sell the sizzle, not the steak” has become “All sizzle – no steak

These times we are witnessing take their toll especially hard upon the more spiritually oriented as we watch humanity being herded away from our evolution as a species; into the corrals of conformity and obedience.  It requires both courage and determination to resist the creeping resignation and psychic numbing that sets in, encouraging apathy and inaction.  What keeps us going day to day and month to month is something called “Stress Inoculated Resilience” and kinda like the enamel on our teeth, it helps protect us from overwhelming decay.  It’s a matter of training the brain to resist the strain.

These days if you aren’t depressed, you’re not paying attention”

So, there I was, 2 days before Christmas, at the local VA clinic for my annual checkup.  Two hours of poking & prodding, needles and nonsense.  Toward the end of the yearly ordeal comes the list of questions I now know by heart; except this year they have a new final question…”Are you feeling depressed, like there is no hope for the future?”  To which I replied, “Oh, you’ve been reading my blog!”  –  “What I am is skeptical about the future, even pessimistic about the future when I see such widespread apathy about the many and serious threats to the future.”  – “A month or so after I got my new electric wheelchair, ISIS ” deliberately targets people in wheelchairs during the Paris attack.  Kinda takes the enthusiasm out of going out in public with my new mobility.”

I mentioned that these days even without terrorists there is an awful lot of hot lead in the air with the weekly police shootings of unarmed citizens; all the more reason to shop online! I may also have made a reference or two to Fukushima, and the ongoing epidemic of dead marine mammals washing ashore here in California.  It was clear to see that my comments had left the doctor and attendant at a loss for words.  They stammered about a  bit before changing the subject.

I get that a lot, because I tend to speak without filters, except the ones about needlessly hurting someone’s feelings.  Why must our daily dialogue with each other always rely upon these filters and subconscious self monitoring of our thoughts and feelings before we speak them?  Why do we so often conceal our true self, even from those closest to us?

We use these filters and self censorship to form the make believe protocol of consensus reality, and when we elect to break that protocol it is considered rude!  Yes, yes, it’s so very rude to speak of how things really are; and to speak your truth can be costly.  And by the way; money is not free speech, it’s just worthless paper, and THAT is what all the polished turds are hiding.

The longer I live, the stranger life gets

– Jim Lassiter –

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British MP: Israel Fabricated Knife Attack Stories, Conservative Party Influenced By ‘Jewish Money’

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“There is now a big group of Conservative members of Parliament who are pro-Israel whatever government does and they are not interested in what Israel, in what the Israeli government does.”

Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman has allegedly accused Israel of fabricating some recent stories about knife attacks against Jews in Israel, and claimed the Conservative party is influenced by “Jewish money,” in a speech at a pro-Palestine event at Parliament.

As reported by The Jewish Chronicle, Kaufman, MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House, told the audience at a Palestine Return Centre event that the Government has become more pro-Israel in recent years due to donations from Jewish groups.

It’s Jewish money, Jewish donations to the Conservative Party – as in the general election in May – support from The Jewish Chronicle, all of those things, bias the Conservatives,” he said.

“There is now a big group of Conservative members of Parliament who are pro-Israel whatever government does and they are not interested in what Israel, in what the Israeli government does.”

He added: “They’re not interested in the fact that Palestianians are living a repressed life, and are liable to be shot at any time. In the last few days alone the Israelis have murdered 52 Palestianians and nobody pays attention and this government doesn’t care.”

Kaufman then went on to claim “more than half” of the stabbings that have recently happened in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the rest of Israel were fabricated, in comments that were recorded by blogger David Collier.

 Reading from an email from a friend who lives in East Jerusalem, Kaufman said: “More than half of the stabbing claims were definitely fabricated. The other half, some were true, the others there was no way to tell since they executed Palestianians and no one asked questions.”

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The Last Rant Before 2016

healerrrI can’t fit into this reality anymore. Everything I see and hear just sounds so crazy. What I mean by this is that it’s difficult to live in a limited awareness environment, a place where most people have given their power over to a god that never hears their prayers.

I asked my partner this morning if his swollen leg was better. He couldn’t walk all week because of swelling and severe pain, thus was not able to make the trip to the mainland today for therapy. He answers:”I’m a bit better, I think I can walk but I will stay in bed one more day just to be on the safe side”.

My first thought reaction was: “I’m better but I will sabotage the progress because I’m afraid if I get up I will injure myself”. This is how I interpreted his response. I didn’t agree with his statement so I suggested that perhaps walking to the bathroom instead of pissing in the pot for starters might help with circulation and that his fear was holding him back from recovery. He got upset at my suggestion and accused me of being insensitive. I know when to pull back, so I did and reminded him that he knows best.

It’s statements like this that leave me wondering why I even bother to raise my level of awareness. It’s frustrating to hear and see people, not only my partner sabotage any progress by being afraid of recovery. I believe my partner has benefit from being ill, it suits him for whatever reason but when I try to help him with this destructive thought process, he simply gets angry and rejects any effort to change it.

At the market this morning, one of the clerks asked me how he was. I said he was doing fine, without going into detail because I already knew the response I would get. “Poor you”she says, “I know what it’s like taking care of a sick husband”. Because I knew she was low awareness, I couldn’t tell her I was not poor me nor was my life any worse off because my partner chose that experience. She would think I was nuts because I didn’t confirm her victim mentality.

Where am I? This is what I keep asking myself all day long because I feel that I’m the only one that is awake and aware and my challenge is that I must express this love with everyone regardless of how I feel. I’m not there yet. I feel that I’m here physically, but somewhere else spiritually and that I split in two by mistake.

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Finland Plans To Give Everyone Free Money

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Basic income — the concept of giving people money with no strings attached— is having anything but a basic year.

Three months ago, the Dutch city of Utrecht announced it would launch a program to give people on welfare unconditional free money. The plan was so popular that it has spread to more than two dozen Dutch towns.

Now Finland wants in on the action.

The big difference: the country wants to give money to everybody, not just people on welfare.

Over the past decade, unemployment has risen drastically in the small Nordic country, home to just 5.4 million people.

In response, the Finnish Social Insurance Institution, known as KELA, has proposed an experiment to allot a monthly income of 800 euros (or roughly $870) tax-free. The cash will act as a replacement for other social benefits like housing and income support, but people will get it whether they work or not.

In other words, free money for all.

If approved in 2016, the project would begin with a pilot program in which people receive 550 euros per month and retain their benefits, before the model moves on to the real thing. The majority of Finnish residents support the plan, according to a recent survey.

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Switzerland Follows Iceland in Declaring War Against the Banksters

Monoply-Banker-Bankster1by Isaac Davis, Staff | Waking Times

If you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.”Josiah Stamp

Iceland has gained the admiration of populists in recent years by doing that which no other nation in the world seems to be willing or capable of doing: prosecuting criminal bankers for engineering financial collapse for profit.

Their effective revolt against the banking class, who drove the tiny nation into economic crisis in 2008, is the brightest example yet that the world does not have to be indebted in perpetuity to an austere and criminal wealthy elite. In 2015, 26 Icelandic bankers were sentenced to prison and the government ordered a bank sale to benefit the citizenry.

Inspired by Iceland’s progress, activists in Switzerland are now making an important stand against the banking cartels and have successfully petitioned to bring an initiative to public referendum that would attack the private banks where it matters most: their power to lend money they don’t actually have, and to create money out of thin air.

Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money.

The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold a plebiscite, after more than 110,000 people signed a petition calling for the central bank to be given sole power to create money in the financial system.

The campaign – led by the Swiss Sovereign Money movement and known as the Vollgeld initiative – is designed to limit financial speculation by requiring private banks to hold 100pc reserves against their deposits.”  [The Telegraph]

Switzerland is in a key position to play a revolutionary role in changing how global banking functions. In addition to being the world’s safest harbor for storing wealth, it is also home to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)a shadowy private company owned by many of the world’s central banks, and acting as a lender to the central banks. The BIS is the very heart of global reserve banking, the policy that enables banks to lend money that does not actually exist in their bank deposits, but is instead literally created electronically from nothing whenever a bank extends a line of credit.

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Report: Here’s How Many People Fatally Overdosed On Marijuana In 2015

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Marijuana legalization has been the talk of North America for years now. It’s arguable that one of the biggest campaign promises made by Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was his goal to legalize cannabis countrywide. In the US, cannabis is legal in some form in 23 states, and with that we see a staggering number we should all consider. The number of Americans who fatally overdosed on cannabis in 2015 was: 0.

No one. Not a single person.

This of course is a huge increase from the year before which was also, zero. So it begs the questions: why is marijuana illegal? And why are other substances like alcohol and pharmaceuticals legal, yet they actively contribute to killing people in large numbers?

Hemp and cannabis became illegal back in 1937 for an all too common reason, it threatened the businesses of powerful people. You can grab the full ridiculously political story on that in an article I wrote about hemp and how they used cannabis to outlaw it back in 1937.

Legal Dangerous Substances

I’m not going to be one to say that it’s the substance’s fault all the time, because it’s not. I’m also not going to say whether things need to be legal or illegal right now. Instead I’m going to focus on the reality of what is happening.

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The horror in men’s eyes

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Were we forced to kill them,
or did we do it willingly?

Do you like to kill? Did you get off on Shock & Awe? Do you think killing 600,000 people in Libya was just about the right amount for a typical deployment of a No Fly Zone? Are you glad you practice a religion that urges you to murder folks who don’t think like you do? If you were a refugee, would you desire to kill those who tried to help you because their lives were so much easier than yours?

Have you taken the time to reflect on soldiers who come back home and kill themselves? Have you known any of them? And have you observed that wistful vacancy in their eyes reflecting regret beyond redemption, or noticed their unwillingness to talk about what happened to them, as their raw emotions fester and curdle inside them just before they explode?

How do you feel about a country in which men who are called “our best and brightest” kill themselves because of the crimes they are forced to commit? What kind of country is this? Is this a country at all?

Unlike those soldiers who commit suicide, most Americans are revolted by the thought that they are responsible for the untold millions of people who have been killed by their government for reasons that have never been fully or honestly explained. These forlorn souls simply sing the songs the politicians teach them and solemnly salute the flag that even today signifies death in just about every country in the world.

You might actually be one of these feckless drecks — untrustworthy in all situations —  who don’t give a damn about what your government is doing. Consequently you believe your indifference makes you immune from the guilt. After all, these terrible things are not your fault, you reason. There’s nothing I can do about it, you say, so I don’t worry about it.

People like this are not the type to notice their freedoms disappearing one by one, and surely haven’t figured out that their indifference has made all these erosions possible. I have no desire to meet the God they pray to.

Those who understand the visceral horror of war have a rattling recollection of the cries of the dying, and the hand, directly or not, they have had in those deaths, even if they never toted a gun or fired a shot in anger. And after many frustrating years watching the body counts go higher with each passing war, they know one other thing, too.

It is most unlikely that there will be a successful coalition to save the world from the predators. All the various plans to eradicate evil in the world and improve the morality of mankind are destined to blow away, just like the acrid smoke of a 16 millimeter gun firing at targets so far away you can’t see the bodies as they explode when the shell hits. You only know they’re dead for sure when you photograph the blood splattered terrain days later.

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Weirdo…

“I am a weirdo. By my own definition as well as by any societal measure, I am weird. This is neither a brag nor lament so much as a simple statement of my place in all this, at least as I perceive it. I am able to view my weirdness dispassionately. Which is, I suppose, weird.” simmbiosis

 


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Israel’s First “Jewish-Only Road”. Palestinians are Banned from Using the Road”

By Ariyana Love | Global Research

Jewish-only-road-400x460Israel has announced the construction of a new, Jewish-only road that will connect two Jewish colonies, according to a report by the Middle East Monitor.

“The new proposal includes banning the Palestinians from using the road,” said Hannna Sweed, director of the Arab Centre for Alternative Planning.

Sweed added that Jewish-only roads already exist in the occupied West Bank.

The proposal comes as no surprise to scholars well versed in the supremacist ideology of Judaism, on which the state of Israel is founded.

According to the Talmud, all intermixture between Jews and non-Jews is strictly forbidden by divine law, except in cases in which Jewish men rape non-Jewish children, a behaviour explicitly permitted in the Talmud.*

In Talmudic belief, non-Jews are made only in the “likeness” of humans. They were created, says the Talmud, for the sole purpose of serving Jews, as it is beneath the dignity of a Jew to be served by anything that looks like an animal. Since non-Jews are not humans, they are not protected by divine law. It is even permissible to kill non-Jews. The Jewish Encyclopaedia quotes the Talmud as stating, “Even the best of the goyim [non-Jews] should be killed”.

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Experts Admit That Fluoride May Be Completely Uselesss

DEES-Fluoride1by Joshua Krause

For decades the concerns surrounding the fluoridation of our water supply have been derided as absurd. If you tried to claim that fluoride might not be an appropriate substance for maintaining dental health, you were called a quack. Or worse, if you tried to suggest that fluoridated water was actually harmful to overall human health, you were called a conspiracy theorist.

You really couldn’t broach the subject without being compared to General Ripper from Dr. Strangelove. If you think fluoride is bad for you, then surely you must think its presence in our water supply is part of a communist plot to sap your precious bodily fluids.

However, as time goes on and more studies are conducted on the subject, laymen and experts alike are beginning to realize that at the very least, this substance is completely useless for combating tooth decay. Even The Guardian recently published a piece that documents the evidence against its efficacy.

Health experts are calling for a moratorium on water fluoridation, claiming that the benefits of such schemes, as opposed to those of topical fluoride (directly applied to the teeth), are unproved.

Furthermore, critics cite studies claiming to have identified a number of possible negative associations of fluoridation, including bone cancer in boys, bladder cancer, hyperthyroidism, hip fractures and lower IQ in children.

Stephen Peckham, director and professor of health policy at Kent University’s centre for health service studies, said: “Water fluoridation was implemented before statistics had been compiled on its safety or effectiveness. It was the only cannon shot they had in their armoury. It gets rolled out, becomes – in England – policy and then you look for evidence to support it.

So this whole time they’ve been telling us that fluoridated water is good for us, there wasn’t any real evidence to support that assertion? And they dumped it into our water supply for what reason exactly? To wait and see what it does to our bodies? Lovely.

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The Cashless Society Cometh: European Nations Such As Sweden And Denmark Are ‘Eradicating Cash’

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By Michael Snyder

Did you know that 95 percent of all retail sales in Sweden are cashless?  And did you know that the government of Denmark has a stated goal of “eradicating cash” by the year 2030?  All over the world, we are seeing a relentless march toward a cashless society, and nowhere is this more true than in northern Europe.  In Sweden, hundreds of bank branches no longer accept or dispense cash, and thousands of ATM machines have been permanently removed.  At this point, bills and coins only account for just 2 percent of the Swedish economy, and many stores no longer take cash at all.  The notion of a truly “cashless society” was once considered to be science fiction, but now we are being told that it is “inevitable”, and authorities insist that it will enable them to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders.  But what will we give up in the process?

In Sweden, the transition to a cashless society is being enthusiastically embraced.  The following is an excerpt from a New York Times article that was published on Saturday…

Parishioners text tithes to their churches. Homeless street vendors carry mobile credit-card readers. Even the Abba Museum, despite being a shrine to the 1970s pop group that wrote “Money, Money, Money,” considers cash so last-century that it does not accept bills and coins.

Few places are tilting toward a cashless future as quickly as Sweden, which has become hooked on the convenience of paying by app and plastic.

To me, giving money in church electronically seems so bizarre.  But it is starting to happen here in the United States, and in Sweden some churches collect most of their tithes and offerings this way

During a recent Sunday service, the church’s bank account number was projected onto a large screen. Worshipers pulled out cellphones and tithed through an app called Swish, a payment system set up by Sweden’s biggest banks that is fast becoming a rival to cards.

Other congregants lined up at a special “Kollektomat” card machine, where they could transfer funds to various church operations. Last year, out of 20 million kronor in tithes collected, more than 85 percent came in by card or digital payment.

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