Despite the supposed showdown between the Obama administration and Moscow, even more U.S. taxpayer funds will soon be lining Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s pockets. The International Monetary Fund, funded primarily by taxpayers from the United States and the European Union, announced on April 30 that it would be bailing out the new Ukrainian government with a massive loan package. Authorities in Kiev, meanwhile, plan to use a big portion of those bailout funds to pay Putin for energy supplies coming from Russia. Much of the rest will be used to prop up Western mega-banks.
The European “Court of Justice,” the European Union’s highest judicial body, ruled this week that individuals have a “right to be forgotten” and that search engines such as Google must comply with requests to remove links. Analysts were divided on the ruling, with some noting that the "censorship" raises major concerns about the right to free speech and freedom of information, while others celebrated the purported extension of the right to privacy. The dubious court’s ruling also advances the long-time globalist goal of transnational regulation of the Internet.
Under the guise of improving “road safety,” unelected bosses at the European Union have decreed that all new cars across the bloc must be fitted with mandatory GPS tracking devices, which analysts say will be used by authorities to spy on citizens. As national sovereignty and self-government increasingly give way to the Brussels-based EU super-state, even elected officials from the formerly sovereign nations claim there is nothing that can be done to stop the plot. However, controversy over the scheme in the United Kingdom is likely to pour fuel on the fire as the British people’s demands for secession grow louder.
Winston Churchill might have been voted the greatest Englishman ever in 2008, but quoting him in 2014 can get you arrested — as the leader of the U.K.'s Liberty GB party learned the hard way.