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How BLM sells out America’s land to foreign interests

http://www.naturalnews.com/044738_Bureau_of_Land_Management_foreign_interests_American.html
(NaturalNews) A real estate expert says he thinks the recent standoff between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy is not about grazing rights or the endangerment of the desert tortoise but about “sweetheart deals” for the development of federal land.

Fabian Calvo, in an interview with Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.org, said his firm, TheNoteHouse.us, does $100 million a year in sales of mortgages and distressed notes, and that the “hair on the back of [his] neck stood up” when he was researching the situation surrounding Bundy and the BLM.

‘I have a laundry list of deals approved just in the last year’

“The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I was doing research for this and speaking to some of my contacts on Wall Street,” Calvo said. “The BLM is part of the Department of the Interior, and look at what they have been doing? [sic] Through the BLM, the Department of the Interior has been confiscating land and going after land, for example, in the high desert in California and all over the place.”

Calvo said some were telling him that the BLM was categorizing Bundy’s land for future collateralization or to sell it outright.

“In the Weimar (Germany) hyperinflation, after the hyperinflation, what did they back their currency with? They backed it with mortgages and they backed it with land. This is a total possibility here in America, but here’s the part that is more sinister and crazy,” Calvo said. “The Department of the Interior and BLM have been providing sweetheart deals for Chinese investors. I have a laundry list of deals that have been approved just in the last year.”

Note: The theft and sale of land rampant in Africa is also occuring in America. BLM land grabs look very much like Oromia land grabs in Ethiopia. The billionaire-investor or pirate class with their abstraction called “money” have an unlimited to supply to bribe, cajole, buy or forcefully acquire real, life sustaining assets like farmland. In this the Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Khazarians (false semites), US, European, Latin American corporate pirates or oligarchal families have common interests. Convert the fiction into tangible assets – LAND!

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How big agriculture is carving up Africa for industrial farmland.

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/green-rush
There is a gold rush happening in Ethiopia, but it’s not a hunt for the yellow metal. It’s a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland. A nation more associated with periodic famine and acute childhood malnutrition than with agricultural bounty is leasing millions of hectares — an area the size of Belgium — to foreign companies, who want to grow and export food to places like Saudi Arabia, China, India, and Europe.

One-third of the fertile Gambella area in western Ethiopia, for example, is being leased for the next 50 years by the Bangalore-based food company Karuturi Global. Forests are being clear-cut, swamps drained, rivers diverted, and whole villages moved to make way for flower farms and palm-oil and rice plantations. “It is very good land. It is quite cheap…. We have no land like this in India,” effused Karuturi’s project manager Karmjeet Shekhon to the Guardiansoon after the lease was settled in 2011.

The government in Addis Ababa says it needs foreign companies like Karuturi Global to help create jobs, raise Ethiopia’s income from food exports, and develop the agricultural technology and infrastructure that can bring the impoverished country into the mainstream of the global market economy. It has enticed investors with tax breaks alongside rock-bottom lease rates (as little as $1 per hectare per year).

But at what cost — to land rights, to human health, to the environment, to national stability?

Liberia has reportedly signed concessions for nearly one-third of its national territory in recent years. (Liberia, like many other African nations, claims government ownership of all the country’s arable land.) Half of the Democratic Republic of the Congo‘s agricultural lands are being leased to grow crops, including palm oil for the production of biofuels. Perhaps the largest single venture to date is the ProSavana Project in northern Mozambique, where an area roughly the size of Switzerland and Austria combined has been leased by Brazilian and Japanese companies to produce soybeans and maize for export.
Full article: How big agriculture is carving up Africa for industrial farmland

Congo and WHO investigate possible Ebola outbreak

Thu Jul 2, 2015 11:47am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/02/us-health-ebola-congodemocratic-idUSKCN0PC1WI20150702

Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Eugene Kabambi, a spokesman for WHO in Congo, said the suspected outbreak was in the village of Masambio in Bandundu province, more than 400 km (250 miles) northeast of the capital Kinshasa.

Congo has seen periodic outbreaks of the disease, which since last year has killed more than 11,200 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the worst Ebola epidemic on record.

A three-month outbreak that killed 49 people late last year in the remote forests of northwestern Congo was not related to the West African epidemic.

“What we know is just suspicion … For the time being, epidemiologists are on the ground collecting samples to send to the lab,” Kabambi said.

He added that he did not know how many suspected cases there were or when they were first reported. Congo’s health minister called an emergency meeting on the suspected outbreak on Thursday, Kabambi said.

Lomamy Kalema Shodu, a medical adviser at the health ministry, confirmed the suspected cases and said that the government was treating the situation very seriously.

There is No Al Qaeda

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http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/jul/08/july7.development

Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences

Why is this relevant to Ebola? The uptick in Boko Haram activity in Northern Nigeria with the presence of AFRICOM in Liberia under cover of Ebola and the reported large intelligence presence in Nigeria prior to elections later this year.