Friday, January 2, 2015
The whole *change in VAT* ...
Friday Night mews, new year swanky and swinging Big Cats... wintry but milder temps on the tame prairie... yet the clouds moved in and it was another gray dreary day... anyhoo, looks like icy rain could be coming in fairly soon... so, 2015, and there's no letup in the extreme business of this Big Cat's life.... darn it!
Take care and share the goodness of who you are, darling kittens. And remember, this Big Cat loves ya!
Authoress news and mews ~
The whole *change in VAT* thing with the European countries is an ABSOLUTE HORROR MESS for this author. At least, Mark Coker of Smashwords explained the basics in a way that was understandable to the Kougar. Amazon's attempt to explain the change in VAT collection ends up causing an eye-rolling headache. However, out of what this Big Cat can glean, she is considering simply NOT offering any of her Indie books for sale in Europe through Amazon. This will eliminate Amazon from making price-matching changes arbitrarily if they discover a lower or higher price somewhere, somehow. Further, at this point, the Kougar WILL NOT be changing her ebook pricing, and will take it in the proverbial shorts when it comes to royalties. Oh goody.
Okay, the Kougar got some good writing done on her untitled ShapeShifter Seductions WIP. She so hopes to continue.
Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~
What's in a Name?
by Serena Shay
Ralph walked back to his cabin still pondering the board back at the gazette. The baby name pool still had not been finalized. Were Nick and Ziva ever going to name their spawn? And now there was another board he’d had to wager on for Mayor Gil’s new fleet. He had high hopes that between all the multiple births here lately one of them would choose his pick—Dwayne, such a fine name.
***Meanwhile, if you enjoy MM love stories, here's a contest you don't want to miss.
MANLOVE WINTER FANTASIES CONTEST ~manlovefantasies.blogspot.com~
Featured: THE WOLF KING by Lynn Hagen
COOL DISCOVERY 'NEWS' ~
Ancient Amulet Discovered with Curious Palindrome Inscription
An ancient, two-sided amulet uncovered in Cyprus contains a 59-letter inscription that reads the same backwards as it does forwards. — LiveScience
THE EDUCATIONAL GAP 'NEWS' ~
Some People Actually Think the Earth is 2015 Years Old
Paul Joseph Watson | You’ll be shocked at the stupidity of these tweets.
THE NEW WEALTH 'NEWS' ~
HEADLINE ~stevequayle.com~ New black gold? Coffee price soars in 2014, leaving oil & metals trailing
Big Cat by-the-numbers ~
12:12 am... 10:10 am... 11:33 am... 1:23 pm... 2:22 pm... 9:33 pm... the clash of civilizations gets bigger and badder...
the kougaress bites back headlines
WEATHER EXTREMES 'NEWS' ~
Grand Canyon blanketed in snow as hot and sunny vacation spots Las Vegas and Los Angeles endure freezing temperatures to kick of New Year thanks to rare winter storm ~dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893827/Grand-Canyon-blanketed-snow-hot-sunny-vacation-spots-Las-Vegas-Los-Angeles-endure-freezing-temperatures-kick-New-Year-thanks-rare-winter-storm.html
CHEMTRAIL HORROR 'NEWS' ~
Geo-Engineering Scientist ‘Terrified’ of Projects He Helped Create
Christina Sarich | An excuse for weather modification programs?
FUKUSHIMA POLAR VORTEX HORROR 'NEWS' ~
Fukushima polar vortex radiation in USA exceeds 2-3 times for evacuation ~newsinsideout.com/2014/12/part-leuren-moret-fukushima-radiation-haarp-nuclear-polar-vortexes-exceeds-2-3-times-limits-mandating-immediate-evacuation-usa~
YEP, ANOTHER GOVERNMENT SCAM TO *STRANGLE* RURAL AMERICA
CARB Targets Rice Farmers for Cap and Trade
Breitbart - The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) plan to offer cap and trade offset credits to California rice farmers to change the way they farm is like chumming fish. The government’s upfront offer of cash is a scam to encourage rice farmers to invite bureaucrats into their business. CARB will undoubtedly later change the farming rules by mandating the type of severe regulations that will strangle rural community success.
Why is it Illegal to Buy Food From Your Neighbors?
Ron Paul Institute - Virginians who try to sell homemade food from their kitchens are feeling the heat from state and local inspectors. “I have to turn down my neighbors when they ask if they can buy pesto I make from my own basil plants,” says Bernadette Barber, a farmer in Lancaster, Va. And this isn’t just a rural phenomenon.
SECOND AMENDMENT 'NEWS' ~
Armed Robber Holds Up Fireworks Stand, Clerk Shows Him A Different Kind Of Firecracker
Daily Caller | An employee at a fireworks stand near Houston used a special kind of firecracker.
HEADLINE ~stevequayle.com~ New Your Child’s Pediatrician Has No Business Lecturing You On Gun Ownership
TOP U.S. PROBLEMS 'NEWS' ~
Cluster of Concerns Vie for Top U.S. Problem in 2014
Gallup | In 2014, four issues generated enough public concern over enough months for at least 10% of Americans, on average, to identify each of them as the nation’s most important problem.
THE LOOMING *US AGAINST THEM* SHOOT IT OUT 'NEWS' ~
HEADLINE ~stevequayle.com~ New RADICAL BLACK ACTIVIST ISSUES COP-KILL PREDICTION 'Now they must put on their dress blues and have their funerals too'
HEADLINE ~stevequayle.com~ New Supreme Court: Cops can pull you over even if you haven’t broken a law
Disturbing graffiti of an angel shooting a police officer in Detroit sparks fears of more anti-cop violence ~dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893469/Disturbing-graffiti-Detroit-sparks-fears-anti-cop-violence.html
THE TRIUMPH OF ORGANIC FARMING 'NEWS' ~
This Farmer Massively Outperforms GMOs Organically (Pictures)
Natural Society - Sure, it might take a little knowledge to grow 10-pound cucumbers or to grow carrots longer than your arm, but a UK farmer is doing exactly that – and he doesn’t need biotech chemicals in order to enjoy heirloom, prize-winning fruits and vegetables.
PROPAGANDA AND THE SUPER SURVEILLANCE STATE... NO RIGHTS NEEDED 'NEWS' ~
7 Examples of Police State Technology Making Our Rights Obsolete as we Head into 2015
Activist Post - The year 2014 has made it very clear that privacy is under threat, and the situation is not likely to improve. Mass surveillance – which became a national issue via the Edward Snowden leaks – is not subsiding or under reform; instead, it is becoming more bold and complex with each passing day.
The CIA and Other Government Agencies Have Long Used Propaganda Against the American People
Washington’s Blog | The Government’s Been Deploying Propaganda On U.S. Soil for Many Years.
Congress demands answers on feds’ cellphone tracking by simulator towers
Washington Times | The chairman and ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee want answers from the Obama administration on cell-site “simulators.”
HEADLINE ~stevequayle.com~ New 30,000 Surveillance Cameras Monitor D.C.-Area Public Schools
SING IT... LEARNING ALL ABOUT YOU... 'NEWS' ~
Researchers Want Access to Medical Data Without Getting Patient Permission ~thealternativedaily.com/researchers-want-access-medical-data-without-getting-patient-permission~
THE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF PRESSTITUTE CNBC 'NEWS' ~
HEADLINE ~stevequayle.com~ New For CNBC, 2014 Was The Worst. Year. Ever.:The belief in financial gurus, TV pundits, Ivy League economists, Wall Street CEOs, and politicians has evaporated, as the average person has seen their standard of living relentlessly decline since 2008.
LIKE *ACQUIRING SEARCH WARRANTS* WILL REALLY HAPPEN 'NEWS' ~
FBI silently changes cell phone tracking policy
RT - After changing its policy recently, the FBI told lawmakers that it now requires that investigators acquire a search warrant before using such technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, law enforcement needs a search warrant to use these devices in police cars as well. However, there are exceptions to these rules. As noted by the AP, these include times where there is an “imminent public safety danger,” or when the technology is placed in public areas where people should not expect privacy.
FORGET THE AUDIT, GET RID OF THE FED 'NEWS' ~
"Audit The Fed" Bill Gains Momentum, Yellen Starts Damage Control
Zero Hedge - After years of being blocked by Democratic leader Harry Reid, The Washington Times reports, the Senate will finally get a chance next year to vote on legislation to force a broad audit of the Federal Reserve's decision-making. Ron Paul's flagship legislative efforts have been picked up by his son and now has the backing of the leader of the new Republican majority, Sen. Mitch McConnell, whose office says the legislation will earn a floor vote.
STARVING? HOMELESS? OUT OF WORK? GUESS WHAT 'NEWS' ~
US Congress notifies $532m assistance package for Pakistan
Pakistan Observer - The United States Congress has notified a $532 million civilian assistance package for Pakistan under the Kerry-Lugar Act, said US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G Olson during a meeting with Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar. An official statement issued here on Monday said that Olson discussed with the minister the breakup of assistance being given for different sectors such as energy, defence against terrorism, economic growth, community building, education and health.
2 GSA Managers Named in Lavish Conference Scandal Reinstated with 30 Months Back Pay
AllGov - Four years ago, the General Services Administration (GSA) was caught spending more than $800,000 in taxpayer money on a lavish conference in Las Vegas. The fallout included the firing of two GSA managers who were accused by the agency of not providing better oversight of those who planned the event, which featured a clown, a mind reader and a $31,208 reception. Now a civil service review board has ruled (pdf) that the agency was wrong to fire the managers and the GSA has been ordered to reinstate them and give them 30 months of back pay.
HEADLINE ~stevequayle.com~ New The year of dollar danger for the world We are entering a new financial order where there is no longer an automatic “Fed Put” or a “Politburo Put” to act as a safety net for asset markets
GETTING RID OF WORKERS... MEANWHILE CORPORATE WELFARE FAR, FAR EXCEEDS SOCIAL WELFARE ... BTW, MIGHT AS WELL BOYCOTT ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 'NEWS' ~
Storm on the Horizon: Massive Layoffs Planned for Corporate Conglomerates in 2015
Daily Sheeple - In order to cut losses due to a disappointing quarter, the popular soda company [Coca-Cola] plans to cut at least 1,000-2,000 jobs in coming weeks to try and rein in costs. As well, other major companies have also felt the buoyancy of the world economic markets. Halliburton, USPS and even IBM are also hinting at layoffs in 2015.
CALIFORNIANS CAN'T CATCH A TAX-HIKE BREAK 'NEWS' ~
CA Rings in New Year with Gas Tax Hike
Breitbart - Under complete Democrat domination, Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointee to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Mary Nichols, has decreed that every driver must pay for another level of government control. As California singlehandedly attempts to combat the ever-elusive “global warming”—now conveniently renamed “climate change”—CARB is putting gasoline and diesel fuel under the Cap-and-Trade scheme authorized by AB32 (known as the Global Warming Solutions Act).
HOW THIS WILL SHAKE OUT PROBABLY WON'T BE GOOD FOR MOST OF US 'NEWS' ~
US lifts 40-year ban on oil exports
RT - The US has decided to lift a ban on crude oil exports introduced in the 1970’s. The Obama administration is allowing several companies to start exporting raw materials beginning next August. The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has authorized several energy companies to export so-called ultra-light oil, as stocks in the United States have increased following the development of shale deposits. Supplies can start as early as August, although initial volumes are likely be small.
JUST WHAT THE ECONOMY NEEDS ... SHIPPING COSTS ARE ALREADY ATROCIOUS 'NEWS' ~
Small firms to struggle with new parcel pricing
CNBC News - United Parcel Service and FedEx are rolling out new pricing systems to curb online retailers' large package sizes, but industry experts warn many small firms are unprepared and could pay up to 50 percent more for shipping. Starting Monday, UPS will no longer charge for U.S. ground packages under 3 cubic feet by weight but by their "dimensional weight.’'
PUT ONLY WHAT YOU NEED TO PAY BILLS WITH IN THE BANK 'NEWS' ~
Confiscation of Bank Deposits, The Derivative Debt ~globalresearch.ca/confiscation-of-bank-deposits-the-derivative-debt/5422403~
Gerald Celente – This Will Trigger Panic On Wall Street & Around The World In 2015 ~kingworldnews.com/gerald-celente-will-trigger-panic-wall-street-around-world-2015~
THE ORWELLIAN BACKLASH 'NEWS' ~
“Terrifying”: Scottish Police to Investigate “Offensive Comments”
Paul Joseph Watson | Prospect of Orwellian thought police prompts huge backlash.
TRUTHER *DON'TS* IN THE NEW YEAR 'NEWS' ~
7 Things Truth Seekers Should Stop Doing in 2015
Activist Post - Yet another new year is upon us, and those of us fully awakened can see that the globalist plan to control humanity is rolling forward at superhighway speed as our battle for humanity rages on. So let's ask the question, what can we do as truth seekers to improve our odds of success against this global cabal of control and oppression?
MARCHES AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY 'NEWS' ~
Protesters mark New Year with 'Black Lives Matter' marches across US
RT - Protesters from the East to West coasts of the US ushered in the New Year with ‘Black Lives Matter’ marches against police brutality. In St Louis demonstrators tried to take over a police station, demanding that the “occupiers” be “removed from power.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reporter Maced After Storming Police Station with Protesters (Video)
Gateway Pundit | Ouch!
MASS MIND CROWD CONTROL 'NEWS' ~
The Century Of The Self: Controlling The ‘Dangerous Crowd’ In An Age Of Mass Democracy
Zero Hedge | “This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.”
MORE KILLERS ON THE LOOSE... JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS 'NEWS' ~
Former US firm Blackwater to train Ukrainian military for street fighting
TASS - The US private military company Academi (formerly known as Blackwater) has confirmed its readiness to start training a Ukrainian battalion for street fighting, a military-diplomatic source told TASS on Tuesday… According to the source the month-long program includes training in marksmanship, operations by assault groups in urban conditions, close combat and combat and logistics support for the battalion.
SO, WHAT IS BEING FALSE-FLAG STAGED??? 'NEWS' ~
Mystery: Sandy Hook Victim Dies (again) in Pakistan
Adan Salazar | Photo of child killed at Sandy Hook shows up following school shooting in Pakistan.
YEAH, WHY? 'NEWS' ~
If the War in Afghanistan is over, Why are there Still 11,000 U.S. Troops There?
AllGov - The United States didn’t skip a beat last weekend when it officially ended the war in Afghanistan, then launched its new mission to justify the nearly 11,000 American soldiers remaining in the country. A ceremony was held Sunday that declared the 13-year war against the Taliban and insurgents was concluded. The very same ceremony was used to proclaim the start of operation “Resolute Support,” which calls for keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan to advise and train the Afghan military.
HEY, JUST USE YOUR BLACK-OPS ANTI-GRAV, PARTICLE BEAM FIGHTERS... OR HOW ABOUT THOSE KILLER SATELLITES? 'NEWS' ~
Computer glitch prevents US' most advanced F-35 fighter jet from firing until 2019
RT - The Pentagon’s fighter jet F-35 may not be fully operational until 2019 due to a newly discovered computer glitch… The four-barreled rotary cannon for the Air Force version of the F-35 cannot function until new software is elaborated, despite jet scheduled to join the army this year. “There will be no gun until [the Joint Strike Fighter’s Block] 3F [software], there is no software to support it now or for the next four-ish years,” an Air Force official affiliated with the F-35 program told the Daily Beast. “Block 3F is slated for release in 2019, but who knows how much that will slip?”
The 1,234 Satellites Orbiting Earth [Infographic]: OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC! ~rsvlts.com/2014/12/29/satellite-infographic~
THE GOO-BORG AND IT'S MARCH TOWARD ASSIMILATION 'NEWS' ~
Google to FCC: If you go with Title II, don’t forget our favorite part
Ars Technica - Regulating ISPs means Google Fiber should get access to utility poles. The FCC is currently getting public feedback about the possibility of regulating Internet service providers under Title II of the Communications Act. Cable companies are stridently opposed to such rules, but a relatively new competitor in the space, Google, sees an opportunity.
THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND INVASION OF AMERIKA 'NEWS' ~
More non-Mexicans than Mexicans caught at US border in 2014
RT - For the first time in more than six decades, more non-Mexicans than Mexicans were caught by the US Border Patrol attempting to cross the American border in 2014, according to a study by Pew Research Center.
As Predicted, Illegals Form Long Lines For California Driver’s Licenses
Kit Daniels | California hires 900 DMV workers to meet demand.
THE BIG FAT BULLY GRAB FOR ENERGY RESOURCES 'NEWS' ~
US Army report calls for ‘military support’ of Israeli energy grab
Blacklisted News - A new report by the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute emphasises the need for “US security and military support” to its key allies in the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly Israel, over access to recent vast discoveries of regional oil and gas.
FRANCE'S LUNATIC SUPER TAX 'NEWS' ~
France Just Quietly Killed Off Its Failed 75% Super-Tax
Business Insider | The eye-catching and eye-watering 75% payroll tax rate in France was quietly killed off by the government.
THIS FIGURES, GIVEN THEY DIDN'T DO THE HACK 'NEWS' ~
US sanctions North Korea for Sony hacks
CNBC | The U.S. government tightened sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the devastating cyberattacks against Sony, the White House said Friday.
NOTHING BUT ONGOING LIES AND DEEP DARK DECEPTION 'NEWS' ~
AirAsia flight QZ8501: Aircraft's behaviour before crash was 'on the edge of logic', according to expert
The Independent - AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea on Sunday, behaved in ways “bordering on the edge of logic”, according to an Indonesian aviation expert… Indonesian aviation analyst Gerry Soejatman believes the aircraft rose up as fast as a fighter jet and then dropped back into the ocean almost vertically into the water.
AirAsia flight search: 30 victims’ bodies recovered, some of them belted into seats
RT | The bodies of 30 victims of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 plane crash have been recovered.
PERVERSION BEHIND THE SCENES 'NEWS' ~
Lawsuit Claims Prince Andrew Had Sex with Underage Sex Slave
Kurt Nimmo | Allegedly arranged by former Bear Stearns financier Jeffrey Epstein.
OBUMMER HATE CARE... IT'S A MONSTER WAITING TO DEVOUR EVERYONE IN ITS PATH 'NEWS' ~
These 19 States Just Hiked The Minimum Wage: Here Come The “Unintended Consequences”
Zero Hedge | Starting on January 1, 2015, a one year-delayed component of Obamacare kicks in.
DOING EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN TO START A PANDEMIC 'NEWS' ~
Why were 30 Ebola volunteers - including infected nurse - left to make their way home on the bus? 'Shambolic' screening revealed... as SECOND patient arrives at Aberdeen hospital
Daily Mail - A doctor who sat next to a British nurse with Ebola on her flight home to the UK from Sierra Leone said today the 'shambolic' handling of her case could help the killer disease spread. Dr Martin Deahl landed at Heathrow with Pauline Cafferkey and around 30 other NHS volunteers on Sunday but said staff testing them for Ebola 'didn't seem to know what they were doing'.
Race to find the final 50 people who flew to Britain with nurse suffering from Ebola as those who sat nearest to her are warned to check their temperature for the next three weeks
Daily Mail - Almost 50 passengers who were on flights with British Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey are yet to be spoken to and health officials say those who sat near her must check for symptoms until mid-January. Health bosses have also admitted that 32 of these passengers may have left Britain on other international flights, but efforts are still being made to find them.
HEADLINE ~stevequayle.com~ New Whooping cough proteins evolving 'unusually’ fast; THE TELLTALE WORD- EVOLVING-‘MUTATING' FAST? ONLY WITH A WHOLE LOT OF HELP BY THE BIO-WEAPON DEVELOPERS AND CHILDREN ARE THE TARGET
FRANKENFOOD GMO'S... GEE, DO THEY WANT TO KILL US OFF... OR WHAT??? 'NEWS' ~
PRO GMO Psyop To Be Run Against America In 2015
Prison Planet.com | Rob Dew reports on Congress looking to making all GMO labelling illegal.
PROTECT YOURSELF NATURALLY FROM THE FLU 'NEWS' ~
Flu cases spiking across US following CDC admission that this year's flu vaccine doesn't work
(NaturalNews) According to CBS News, widespread flu activity is now being reported in 29 states, mostly in the Midwest and South, which is twice the number of states compared to those reported last week. Most of those being hospitalized are very young or very old, with as many as 11 children having died so far this flu season. The obvious agenda, of course, is to scare as many people as possible into getting their flu shots -- if they don't, their holiday plans will be ruined!
GOOD FOR YOU 'NEWS' ~
Sunlight Holds Key To Killing Breast Cancer
Green Med Info - A new study finds vitamin D -- the 'sunlight vitamin' -- strikes to the very heart of breast cancer malignancy.
Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol) Puts Aspirin To Shame
Green Med Info - Aspirin's long held promises are increasingly falling flat. A natural, safer and more effective alternative to this synthetic drug has been known about for at least 15 years!
5 of the Hottest Healing Foods of 2014
Natural Society - 2014 was a great year for so many reasons. Although the health food and natural health movement had begun some time ago, it seems that this was the year that it truly took off. Many health battles have been won, and many advancements have been made in the natural health field that unveiled the true power of food, converting countless individuals to ‘foodies.’
SURVIVAL 'NEWS' ~
Doomsday Hoarders: 6 OCD Hacks to Organize Your Stockpile Chaos
Natural Blaze - How do you store your preps? Are they neatly organized, where you can grab what you need at a moment’s notice? Are they a jumbled mess that makes your house look like an abandoned storage facility? Perhaps they are hidden chaos, tucked away neatly in drawers and closets, but with no rhyme or reason.
GOOD PET WHICH SHOULD HAPPEN FOR HUMANS AS WELL 'NEWS' ~
3D Printed Legs Help Disabled Dog Run For First Time
Tech Swarm - A new heartwarming story has emerged that illustrates the best side of technology: Derby, a Husky born with non-functioning front legs has been fitted with 3D printed prosthetics developed by 3D Systems, enabling him to properly run for the very first time in his life. In the video below, you can see the difference in mobility that is provided versus the standard cart that is often offered to such disabled animals.
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. " -Thomas Jefferson (1791)
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." Mark Twain
"Only a fool fights in a burning house." Klingon saying.
'A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.'—James Madison
JFK... to paraphrase... Washington D.C. has the best of both worlds. Northern hospitality. And southern efficiency.
The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.
~ Have a lovely New Year ~
~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~
And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...
New year swanky and swinging kisses from the Kougar...