Health and Nutrition
Sep 30, 2017 - Doctors Who Discovered Cancer Enzymes in Vaccines all Found Murdered II
Ron: Tell me again why humanity is somehow expected to wake up and "unknot" the problems foisted on it by Satanic entities and their enablers over millenia. Those who are mystified by the exponetial growth of autism, diabetes, cancer and auto-immune diseases et al; the feminisation of males, declining male and female fertility and on and on; and the failure of humanity to 'wake up' to what's happening to it; need to listen carefully to these two video audios and then research the information therein to ascertain the truth. THEN, they need to cogitate on the results. Expecting humans on this planet to lift themselves up by their dumbed down bootstraps ain't gonna happen! As Ted Broer says: 'These people are hell bent on kiiling us.'
Sep 24, 2017 - 62 Scholars Correct Pope Francis for ‘Propagating Heresies’
Duty to correct
The 62 clergy and lay scholars explain that, as believing and practicing Catholics, they have the right and duty to issue such a correction to the Pope "by natural law, by the law of Christ, and by the law of the Church" and that the correction in no way undermines Catholic teaching on papal infallibility.
Sep 24, 2017 - The Kurds: Historical Revisionism and the REAL Reasons they have Remained Stateless
An estimated 30 million Kurds reside primarily in mountainous regions of present-day Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. They remain the world's largest nomadic population without a sovereign state. The Kurds are not monolithic, however, and tribal identities and political interests often supersede a unifying national allegiance.
Sep 24, 2017 - NATO's Fakenews Russia Scare Increases Defense Waste
There is obviously little fear in Russia that the U.S. budget increase will effect U.S. military capabilities. The Russians are right. Most of the Pentagon budget goes to waste. The military as well as the politicians know this well. From a recent NYT piece about options against North Korean missiles:
Sep 24, 2017 - Russian Lieutenant General Killed in Deir ez Zor Syria by ISIS Mortar Shelling
Sep 24, 2017 - ISIS, the United States and SDF Unite on the Battle Field
The Russian Defense Minsitry has released photos showing ISIS, the SDF and US special forces working side-by-side on the battlefield in Dier ez-Zor, Syria.
Sep 24, 2017 - More than 40 Families Pull Children from School that Forced Transgender Lesson on 5-year-olds
The schools reportedly have a waiting list of 1,300, but a friend whose child was 110 on the list for a specific grade at the beginning of this year refused a spot the other day, she said. "So that means they called 110 people before they called her, and they all turned the spot down," the parent said.
Sep 24, 2017 - Russia Rejects Proposal to Deploy UN Peacekeepers on Russia-Donbass Border
Ukraine has failed to implement any of the political or constitutional provisions of the Minsk Agreement, which were they ever implemented would spell the end of the Maidan project. Instead it is seeking to regain control of the border under the guise of a UN peacekeeping force so that it can relaunch its stalled offensive and reoccupy the territories of the two People's Republics.
Sep 24, 2017 - Saakashvili's Ploys are Only the Tip of the Ukrainian Iceberg
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Sep 24, 2017 - Nederlands: ZELF DE KNOPEN ONTRAFELEN: DE VOLLEDIGE ONTHULLING
SERAPHIN BOODSCHAP 313 door ROSIE
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Sep 24, 2017 - Italian: Seraphin Messaggio 313: Sciogliere i Nodi Da Soli: il Completo Scioglimento dell’Intreccio
Sep 24, 2017 - Australia and U.S. “Joined at the Hip”: Where’s the Benefit ?
The immediate aftermath of the end of the war in Europe is also instructive. Attlee, Stalin and Truman met in Potsdam (Berlin) to determine the configuration of post-war Europe. Agreements were reached on the respective spheres of influence of the Soviet Union on the one hand and the western allies on the other.
The reality again was different. The western allies had drawn up three separate plans to continue the war, but against their Soviet ally. The first plan, (Operation Dropshot) was to use 300 nuclear bombs as well a conventional bombing to destroy 85% of the Soviet Union's industrial capacity.
The second plan (Operation Totality) earmarked 20 of the Soviet Union's major cities, including Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent and Irkutsk for nuclear obliteration.
The third plan (Operation Unthinkable) was a surprise attack using conventional military forces through the middle of Soviet lines. Apart from British, Polish and US forces, the plan envisaged the use of 100,000 troops from the recently defeated German Army.
The use of Germans should not be a surprise. Operation Paperclip was another secret intelligence operation that saw the recruitment of more than 1600 German scientists, engineers and technicians from the German V2 program for work on rocket programs in the US.
Also since World War 2 as William Blum (America's Deadliest Export: Democracy, 2nd ed 2008) and others have made clear, the past 72 years have seen unparalleled death, destruction and pillaging of other countries' resources by the American empire. Australia is currently involved in at least three of the US's current wars: Afghanistan (since 2001); Iraq (since 2003); and Syria (since 2015).
They all have a number of features in common. All are illegal under international law; all were commenced under false pretexts and continue under ever-shifting rationales; all have wrought death and destruction upon their civilian populations; and none could be legitimately classified as essential to Australia's national security interests.
Sep 23, 2017 - Fact Check: Updating Cold War Myths About Thailand
Joseph Thomas: Many honest, busy analysts outside established media circles in the United States and Europe are plagued by mythologies stemming from once pseudo-truths they simply lack the time or energy to dig into and finally correct. Ron: I disagree. This excuse won't wash. Any intelligent analyst should understand the realities and presumably they do. Many analysts don't publicly express the truth for fear of repercussions like losing employment, funding or a public outlet for their views. Some must also fear physical retribution.
Joseph Thomas: In hindsight of the current so-called "War on Terror," where the US uses terrorism both as a proxy force against its enemies and as a pretext and pressure point for manoeuvring against its supposed allies, it appears a similar arrangement unfolded in Southeast Asia. Readers should keep in mind that this includes the supposedly leftist Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia backed by the United States being ultimately overthrown by Communist Vietnam forces. Geopolitically, it appears the US supports allies and agents of convenience rather than those who share their supposed ideologies.
Sep 23, 2017 - Western Propaganda in Southeast Asia – a True “Success Story”
Ron: This article is well worth a read. It can help you understand how the Anglo-US Judaic (corporatist) Empire has destroyed much of South East Asia and why China and Russia have to work so hard to rehabilitate it.
Andre Vltchek: After internationalism, anti-imperialism, Communism and intellectualism were destroyed, Southeast Asia was injected from abroad with conservative forms of religion, with consumerism, ‘traditional family values' and grotesquely extreme individualism.
Simultaneously and already for years and decades, this part of the world has become truly famous, even notorious, for sex tourism, and for armies of ‘expats' who are searching for a cheap and easy lifestyle. In the process they are managing to shape local ‘cultures', to de-intellectualize this part of the continent. While Beijing and Tokyo are attracting, like magnets, countless great foreign scholars, thinkers and creative people, Southeast Asia is generally besieged by, to put it mildly, a very different type of foreigners. Why are they so comfortable here? It is because of the ‘great respect' they can enjoy in Southeast Asia for just being white, no matter what their age or life achievements. This respect comes from the clear indoctrination of locals, from the pronounced lie, repeated thousands of times (mostly indirectly), that Western culture is superior, and in fact the greatest in the world.
Sep 23, 2017 - Spain In Crisis: Catalan Police Reject Madrid Takeover, Vow To "Resist"
Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia's president, called the independence vote in an attempt to push the secession movement forward after decades of political and legal fights over the region's traditions and language. Since Rajoy took office in 2011, he's had persistent clashes with separatists seeking to foment a backlash against Madrid. Catalonia is home to about 7.5 million people, or 16 percent of the population, but accounts for a fifth of the economy, on a par with Portugal and Finland.
Sep 23, 2017 - Deciphering 'Globalese'; Chicago Group Says 'City States' Should Run World Affairs
Mark Anderson: As this writer has learned, insightful "economic democracy" advocates, starting with late Scotsman Clifford Hugh Douglas, and also including the late American academic Gorham Munson, former NASA official Richard Cook, Canadian social credit-distributism author Oliver Heydorn and Albertan "social credit" expert Wallace Klinck, all have exhaustively outlined the case for supplemental income in the form of a regular cash dividend (among other adjustments) that's paid directly to the population-a dividend that isn't tied to work. That way, existing employment income can be supplemented, to enable people to exert enough demand for products and services-in order to bridge this built-in shortfall in purchasing power and make the economy function properly in a balanced production-consumption fashion.
Ron: I disagree. This presumably implies some sort of Basic Universal Income (UBI). This won't work until and unless humans on this planet mature spiritually, ie grow in consciousness sufficiently to become oriented towards service to others more than self so that they really care for and share with their neighbours generally.
Because of irreversably rapid technological and electronic changes the future will not need all of our labour in order for us to suvive and thrive. Human labour is generally less productive than the cheaper machines replacing them to the point that not only will we fail to justify more jobs and higher wages, we can no longer justify the jobs and wages that we have now, as massive global unemployment and underemployment evidences. Unlike in the first and second industrial revolutions, technology isn’t making our work faster or more productive, its replacing the need for much of our work altogether.
UBI will amount to welfare for capitalists. With UBI more people could drive for Uber and work for Task Rabbit at even lower wages because UBI would subsidises their meager pay checks. The TECH companies will take home the profit while facing even less pressure to pay out living wages to non employee employees.
Moreover, UBI will presumably give everyone the same amount in order to destigmatise government assistance. The wealthy in society would get the same stipend as everyone else. Hence the word universal. The wealth gap and inequality would continue to grow in concert with the burgeoning, increasingly underpaid slave class.
A Universal basic Income would presumably be designed to be just enough to hold it all together. Poverty, or at least dependence would be institutionalised. People would become government pets, people without a purpose who just get government pay checks.
The only effective solution for society to succesfully cope with technology replacing the need for everyone to work full time is for humanity to transition to a situation in which each local community OWNS and CONTROLS the necessary life preserving and enhancing productive resources, factories and facilities within its locale so that local production can be shared equitably with all memebrs of the community. To be truly effective this needs to be done on a local rather than a centralised basis with each community trading on a collective basis with other communities for products and services not produced locally. Mega cities would probably be too large and centralised for them to constitute a single community for this purpose.
This scenario will require elimination of private ownership and control of money creation and distribution and of the so-called means of production. It also implies that corporate personhood must be eliminated so that every individual in society is responsible and accountable for his/her actions and failures to act where required. Failure to make these societal changes will result in the existing dystopic global situation becoming worse and seguing into total chaos and anarchy.
Mark Anderson: But the crux of the matter shone through when she stated; "I would say that the problem isn't so much globalization, but the failure of our public policies to help people and to help communities adjust to the new world order."
At any rate, Liu continued, "The question is, have we learned our lesson, as we face a bigger disruption called the digital revolution?"
This revolution is another thing that she welcomed on the one hand, and warned about on the other, using what's best described as a slick form of Orwellian doublespeak that this writer calls "Globalese."
Sep 23, 2017 - TIU under attack
You are probably getting a RED page notice when going to Talk It UP that started shortly ago. Some people don't like us again. Mark is working on and TIU may be down for a while he works on it. I see it on Safari and Chrome. KD
Sep 23, 2017 - The Killing of History
The lone survivor of an all-women anti-aircraft battery near Hanoi. Most were teenagers. (Photo: John Pilger 1975)
Sep 23, 2017 - Venezuela’s Rebellion Against the Petrodollar
Manlio Dinucci: Washington's decision to tie a noose round the neck of Venezuela's economy (presented as sanctions for notional crimes) is effectively preventing Caracas from allowing its oil to flow to allies of the U.S.A.. The knock on effect: from now on, Venezuela will export its oil to China. By doing so, Venezuela's contracts will no longer be established in dollars but the yuan. This will soon threaten the supremacy of the US currency and, clearly, the US economy. So now, "the party that thought it had the key to the prison door, is held hostage in the cell".
Sep 23, 2017 - The Biased Referendum for an Independent Kurdistan in Iraq
Sep 23, 2017 - Guantanamo is Easily the Biggest Violator of Human Rights
US elites often attack Cuba for breaches of human rights, overlooking the most extreme violations that occur at the US-run Guantanamo facility.
Sep 23, 2017 - The US Backed SDF Takes Large Portion of Syrian Oilfields from US backed ISIS
Sep 23, 2017 - Syria Blasts the US, Turkey and Israel
Walid Al-Muallem then said that the US and its so-called coalition failed to make any meaningful progress against ISIS and that instead, the US and its allies have actually killed more Syrians and destroyed more of Syria's infrastructure and heritage than the terrorists themselves have managed to do.
He further stated that the US use of prohibited white phosphorus bombs (a chemical weapon) "before the eyes of the world", has exposed the hypocrisy of many members of the international community who have said nothing about this atrocity.
Sep 23, 2017 - Putin Orders End to Trade in US Dollars at Russian Seaports
Sep 23, 2017 - The 16 biggest ships produce more pollution than all the cars in the World
True US History
Sep 23, 2017 - Even the Mainstream Media is on to Comey, WSJ demands info about how the FBI Director meddled in 2016 election
True US History
Sep 23, 2017 - BREAKING: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. calls for extradition of CDC vaccine criminal mastermind Poul Thorsen to face charges of criminal scientific misconduct
Thorsen’s faulty studies continue to be used to deny any sort of correlation between autism and vaccination to this day. His research was also used in the NVICP’s “Omnibus Proceeding,” which saw 5000 petitions by families who claimed that their children had developed autism from vaccines end up getting dismissed. WMP estimates that if these cases had been settled in the families’ favor, all the payouts would have amounted to approximately $10 billion — certainly, nothing to sneeze at. - Vicki Batts
Sep 23, 2017 - Over 31,000 scientists say global warming is a total hoax; now they’re speaking out against junk science
(Natural News) Over 31,000 scientists have united against the political agenda of global warming. The scientific consensus, which includes over 9,000 scientists with Ph.D.s, supports the necessity of carbon dioxide and sheds light on the agenda of global warming, which includes industrial energy rationing, central economic planning, and global taxation schemes. These scientists are now speaking out against the hoax of global warming and how global agreements to limit greenhouse gases are actually destructive to all plant and animal life on the planet.
The petition, which includes important peer-reviewed research, is backed by various scientists with a wide spectrum of expertise. The petition warns the United States about signing international treaties that only put a financial burden on the citizens of the country, steal national sovereignty, and restrict its energy production. The global warming alarmism, in other words, is pseudo-warfare designed to take down a country.
A letter from Frederick Seitz, President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, is also being circulated with the petition. The letter warns about the flawed science against carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is essentially a miracle molecule of life, not a dangerous pollutant that needs to be eradicated from the atmosphere.
Sep 23, 2017 - How the European Union is manipulating the Syrian refugees II
Ed-note - Thierry Meyssan reveals that it is the German Ulrich Grillo who, during the 2013 Bilderberg meeting in the UK, demanded that Germany and the EU at large countries, bring in refugees to be used as slave labor "to fill gaps in the German workforce".
Ron: In fact the Jews controlling the EU started arranging this process back in 1995 and probably many years before that. See eg: Free Muslim Immigration to Europe 1. - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Free-Muslim-Immigration-to-Europe-1.shtml
True US History
Sep 23, 2017 - Dershowitz: Anti-Semitic Article Tweeted by Valerie Plame 'Just Like What Was Written in Nazi Germany'
ed note--yet another example as to 'how they do it'.
Keep in mind that Dershowitz knows, as well as every other person of the Hebraic persuasion operating at the level that he does, that every paragraph, every word, every letter, punctuation mark and syllable in Giraldi's piece are as true to fact as saying that water is wet and fire is hot. In fact, moreso than most, because THEY THEMSELVES in the run-up to the Iraq war and in all the screeching they have done for additional wars since then, have congregated like cockroaches in their various minyans and conspired with each other as to how they could get the next phase of this 'clash of civilizations' rolling and what role each was to play in helping bring it all about.
AND YET, SURPRISE, SURPRISE in YET ANOTHER damning testimony concerning the Judaic penchant for blatant dishonesty and forked-tongue dialogue, we have Dershowitz coming out with his usual verbal diarreah and Judaic black magic trying to make the case that all Giraldi's assertions are nothing but lies, conspiracy theories, and 'anti-Shemitism', when in fact they are 100,000% correct, true to fact, and unimpeachable.
Until the rest of the sane world comes to its senses and understands that there are no 'good Jews', only former Jews, since Judaism BY ITS VERY NATURE is as intrinsically, organically, and magnetically pulled towards lying and dishonesty as a fish is intrinsically, organically, and magnetically pulled towards water, then the world as we know it will continue to march at breakneck speed towards its own oblivion as as result of those deluded and deranged who yesterday and today have afforded this mental illness known as Jtosis a place at the table of philosophies that was not/is not/never will be warranted
Sep 23, 2017 - How Israel is disabling Palestinian teenagers
Sep 23, 2017 - Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’
Ed-note - We've said it before and we'll say it again Yehudi Arabia and Israel are sisters and Saudi Wahhabia is the big sis of the 2.
MEMO - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is working to “westernise” the Kingdom and change people’s mindsets when it comes to Israel, Twitter user Mujtahidd has reported.
Sep 23, 2017 - The use of weaponized "leaks" against Azerbaijan is because of geopolitics, energy, and "Israel"
the US has weaponized so-called "leaks" in order to strategically craft the perception that Azerbaijan is a "rogue state" which "regularly violates Western/European norms" through the supposed illegal shipment of arms across the world and to terrorist groups, allegedly conducts extensive bribery operations against elected officials, and is apparently fortifying an hereditary dictatorship at home. The point here isn't so much to get the general public to believe all of this, but decision makers and key politicians, as the US wants them to disengage from Azerbaijan just as the entire bloc is doing with Baku's ally Turkey. If important individuals in charge of their country's or the EU's foreign and energy policies don't submit to American-Armenian pressure, then the next step would be to incite the masses against them in large-scale rallies using the information in the "leaks" as the pretext for protesting against them. - Andrew Korybko
Sep 23, 2017 - 500 Million Dollars on its Way to Fund the Next War Against Syria
But what really seizes our attention is the incidental discovery by the Germany daily newspaper, a discovery beyond measure: according to documents of the U.S. Army, the Pentagon launched a tender to buy 500 million dollars of weapons belonging to the former Soviet Union. This contract was awarded in August 2017. Some loads of weapons were then redirected to Croatia.
Other Spiritual Pieces
Sep 23, 2017 - The World Around Us and... the Greater World Within.
We touch, affect and influence everyone we meet. We touch, affect and influence everyone in the radius of our passage, whether we know this or not. The vibration of our being extends far out from our physical form and especially when the ineffable is growing in power within us in every moment that we get out of the ineffable's way.
Sep 23, 2017 - Turkey To Deploy Troops to Idlib Per Astana Agreement
Sep 22, 2017 - Seraphin Message 313: UNRAVELLING THE KNOTS YOURLSEVES: THE COMPLETE DENOUEMENT
"YOU YOURSELVES are the ORIGINATORS of the knot, and this clear perception will solidify your absolute conviction that YOU HAVE THE RESPONSBILITY AND THE POWER TO PREVENT KNOTS OF THIS KIND IN THE FUTURE. You MUST GO THROUGH A COMPLETE DENOUEMENT IF YOU ARE GOING TO CREATE COMPLETE PEACE. Anything less will give rise to a flawed peace which will not last."
Sep 21, 2017 - America Is Getting Outclassed by Russian Electronic Warfare
Fast forward to 2017, and the U.S. military is making sure it has the technology and potential to counter Russian advances-the Department of Defense is now mulling the possibility of designating the electromagnetic spectrum as a warfighting domain-like the air, sea or land. The U.S. Army is requesting that its long-range drones all acquire electronic warfare capability. It should be noted that one of Russia's recent EW advances came in the form of a duo/trio of mid-range "Orlan-10" UAVs delivering cell phone jamming capabilities as part of the "Leer-3" system. No doubt United States was observing this system closely as it was reportedly used in Eastern Ukraine and Syria. Although major steps have now been taken in the right direction, the sheer diversity and advanced nature of Russian EW capabilities may present a serious challenge to the American and NATO forces, due to the aforementioned lack of attention and resources to this problem set. Following Russian EW application in Syria, as well as reported use in Ukraine, Western observers have the chance to see what they are up against during the "Zapad-2017."
Sep 21, 2017 - Snowden’s EthiopiaLeaks: Reading Between the Lines
Now we have Snowden's EthiopiaLeaks showing that no matter the lies told in public by the US State Department and their allies at HRW and Amnesty International, the US military wasn't buying any of it and didn't waste any time in wild goose chases concerning Eritrea and support for terrorism, i.e. Al Shabab.
Sep 21, 2017 - Defence Industry Poised For Billion Dollar Profits From Global Riot ‘Contagion’
"Protests, riots, and demonstrations are major issues faced by the law enforcement agencies across the world," said Abhay Singh, a lead defence technology analyst at the firm. "In addition the increase in incidents of civil wars in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt along with an increase in the global defence budget will generate demand for riot control systems."
Sep 21, 2017 - To My Friends in Australia: the Vaccine War Deepens
"Doctors in schools" is a wedge, a first step in the door, a first boot on the face.
The propaganda is: "We doctors know best. We have the science. Parents are ignorant. We must protect the children. Public safety overrides parents raising their own children and making the important decisions."
Sep 21, 2017 - A Sense of Proportion
There have been a number of Establishment reactions to this development. One is the cry of "Fake News" and desire to find excuses for censoring the internet and re-establishing control of the narrative. The "Fake News" alarm is perhaps too transparent a device to work in this respect, but they will keep mining away at the national security/paedophilia/terrorism excuses for ending this period of unprecedented freedom in mass communication.
Sep 21, 2017 - India: The Genie of Lawlessness is Out of the Bottle
Despite the fact that government expenses - largely unproductive and often counter-productive - are up hugely, and statistics are being manipulated, India's official GDP growth rate has fallen significantly, to 5.7%. In due time this will worsen significantly, for India is stagnating and very likely regressing.
Absolutely none of the claimed objectives behind demonetization have been achieved. As soon as people got hold of cash, they went back to their old ways of transacting. People are now storing more cash under the carpet than they did ever before. Corruption has increased hugely. The situation in Kashmir is extremely unstable. Terrorism is up; and India narrowly avoided a war with China.
Sep 21, 2017 - Syria - Russia Accusing U.S. Of Attacks, Abduction Attempts, Team-play With Al-Qaeda
The situation in Syria is reaching another critical point. There is an increased possibility of a large scale clash between U.S. and Russian forces. We had warned of such a clash over control of the rich fields east of Deir Ezzor. At least three incidents over the last days point to more significant escalations.
Sep 21, 2017 - Russian SOF incinerated the US SOF in Idlib
Sources in the Russia's MOD report that the statements made in the last two days can't even reflect the true reaction of the Russia's government when they were informed that the highly sensitive information about the location of the Russian and Syrian troops in Idlib was leaked to the US military Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) command and they handed this information to the Al-Nusra islamists.
This explains an absence of the Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu at the Zapad-2017 military drill.
The MOD also states that they have evidence of the Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda islamists forces using the CIA channels of communication between each other and with the US SOF troops to organize their combat operations.
Sep 21, 2017 - Unmasked: Trump Doctrine Vows Carnage for New Axis of Evil
North Korea, Iran, Venezuela are targets in "compassionate" America's war on the "wicked few." It's almost as though Washington felt its hegemony threatened
Sep 21, 2017 - US Plans to ‘bury’ Nord Stream-2 to Destroy Russia’s role on EU Gas Market
Dmitry Medvedev believes Washington's goal is to bury the project through sanctions and to promote its own suppliers.
Sep 21, 2017 - Welcome to 'Limboland': Europe's Refugee Population So Big It Could Be a Country
Sep 21, 2017 - A Look At How Nestle Makes Billions Selling You Groundwater In A Bottle
As an example, even in the drought stricken state of California, Bloomberg notes that Nestle was able to strike a sweetheart 20-year supply agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to pay roughly $0.000001 for the water in each bottle that consumers blindly drop a couple bucks to purchase.
Sep 21, 2017 - To Prevent Rebellion, Spain Docks Cruise Ship Housing 16,000 Riot Police In Barcelona Port
Efforts by Madrid to stop a Catalonia independence vote, currently slated for October 1st, seem to be growing more hostile by the day. Earlier this week Spanish police seized control of Catalonia's finances, seeking to ensure that separatist politicians could not spend further public funds on the referendum, and conducted raids across Catalonia to confiscate ballots and campaign materials from printing shops and delivery companies.