by Jan Lundberg
For whatever its accomplishments and intricacies, Western Civilization has been based on (1) the exploitation of people and the environment, and (2) the attempt of constant expansion -- geographically, quantitatively, and in the mind.
This expression has had such a long run that it has comprised all conventional history. All the while, civilization as top-down exploitation and expansion has been ratcheting up spectacularly, especially in recent decades, despite -- and partly because of -- fast-shrinking resource limits. Climate instability is barely beginning to act as a brake.
The relatively slow process of civilization's march via exploitation and expansion has finally graduated and adapted to something unanticipated little over a century ago: mass consumption.
Abetted by frantic corporate competition, governmental accommodation, and just-in-time distribution advances, mass consumption has become the dominant feature of Western Civilization. Globalized culture has rapidly changed accordingly. If seen from the outside, consumption has been a frenzy and an end in itself.
by Stephen Lendman
It bears repeating what other articles stressed. No nation in world history caused more harm to more people over a longer duration than America.
None more give rogue state governance new meaning. None wage more wars. None more affirm them as official policy.
Permanent ones. Aggressive ones. Lawless ones. Preemptive ones against invented enemies posing America no harm.
No nation more recklessly threatens world peace. None more egregiously breach fundamental rule of law principles.
None are more ruthless. More reckless. More malicious. More merciless. More brutal. More barbarous. More sanctimonious.
by Stephen Lendman
Speech, press and academic freedoms are fundamental. They're our most precious rights. Without them all others are endangered.
Candidate Obama pledged "change you can believe in." He promised hope. He did Lincoln one better. He fooled most people enough times to matter.
"Yes we can" conceals his dark side duplicity. He made America look like Guatemala. He transformed NSA into America's Stasi.
He promised transparency, accountability, and reform. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
He called it "the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse." He said whistleblowing reflects "acts of courage and patriotism."
"Often the best source of information about (government wrongdoing) is an existing employee committed to public integrity willing to speak out."
"We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance."
by Daniel Patrick Welch
For all the speculation swirling around the Minsk Agreement and the Minsk Protocol, it is essential to keep one very salient fact in mind. The western blather about how the Russians are pulling the strings and is simply so much hot air—and not the kind that might help Ukraine through the bitter cold of this winter. Even Putin and his circle are mistaken if they truly think they can put Humpty Dumpty back together again—though I suspect they may already know this and are engaging in some posturing around the issue.
The plain fact is that the idea of a unitary state called Ukraine is completely dead, and there is no Lazarus Protocol waiting in the wings (hence the Monty Python inspired title). Whatever form it takes, however long the process is dragged out, and no matter the pressures that are applied to put the genie back in the bottle, the bell simply cannot be unrung.
What do these learned publications have in common as a central flaw or hole within their logic?
● Krombein KV, Hurd PD Jr., Smith DR (eds.). Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico, Volume 3, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel called Hamas and the group known as the Islamic State “branches of the same poisonous tree,” and Iran, he said, is the most dangerous country in the world maintaining that militant Islamists are all dangerous regardless of their affiliation.
On a global level, growth is being steadily drowned under a rising tide of debt, threatening renewed financial crisis, a continued squeeze to living standards, and eventual mass default. Global debt-to-GDP – public and private non financial debt – still growing, breaking new highs by the month.
Obama administration is now stating that it is open to the possibility of establishing a “no-fly zone” over Syria. supposed to hinge upon an agreement with Turkey, that is calling for a “buffer zone. Implementation of such a zone would require airstrikes against Assad’s air defense systems.
Currently, the protests have grown so large that parts of Hong Kong’s business district have been brought to a standstill, prompting the temporary closure of 17 local banks. In addition to the drone footage, Apple Daily has also posted a live video stream of the protests, allowing the world to watch as events develop in real time.”
Statements from top US officials are part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to prepare public opinion for full-scale war in the Middle East.
Celery is one of them. The food has been found to be extremely effective at killing ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, breast, liver, and lung cancer cells.
US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria, killed civilians, "These were the workers at the silos; "destroyed the food that was stored there,
Japan’s plans to restart the Sendai nuclear reactor won’t be affected by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Ontake, the government said. The reactor is in a separate volcanically-active area, which rose concerns for its safety after the Saturday eruption.
Julian Assange has transcended the confinement of his Ecuadorian embassy asylum to attend the 2014 Nantucket Project – as a hologram. In his ghostly entirety Assange was speaking about censorship, control and manipulation of history.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web has spoken out against world governments and corporations, which he says are seeking to control the web for their own gain, called for a revolutionary bill of rights to guaranty the web’s independence.
“The illegal and insane US attacks on Syria will only lead to further strengthening of extremism in the region,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. US should prevent ISIL's dollar-based transactions in the financial and banking system instead of targeting Syria’s oil and gas facilities and infrastructure.
Obama acknowledged the contradictory nature of his Syria strategy."I recognize the contradiction in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance," explained the military campaign against the ISIL terror network and al-Qaeda- groups was helping the Syrian government.
Israeli forces have carried out fresh raids on homes in the occupied West Bank, abducting at least 10 Palestinians there, were taken to an unknown location. Raids have intensified since the deadly war on the Gaza Strip in July.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his country does not need foreign ground troops in the battle against the ISIL Takfiri militants. Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Ja’afari warned about the global dimension of the threat posed by ISIL militants while rejecting foreign boots on the country's soil.
Iraqi troops killed the ISIL Takfiri elements on Sunday during intense fighting in some areas in the capital city of the restive province, al-Ramadi. Ramadi’s police chief stated army troops have succeeded in securing a key route in the western province and expanded their control over a greater area.
The new arrangement is part of a reorganization of political structures in the city to ensure the permanent exclusion of any opposition to the dictates of the corporate and financial elite.
The last time there was mud on his village roads was about a year ago, says Murugesu Mohanabavan, a farmer from the village of Karachchi, situated about 300 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.
African Americans constitute 12.6% of the US population but lack political power and suffer huge disparities in wealth, income and opportunity. This essay systematically summarizes the major inequities suffered by African Americans and the deficiencies of the present African American leadership in a neoconservative- and Zionist-dominated American lobbyocracy and corporatocracy.
A dark and sinister madness has descended upon the American government. It is madness because it is divorced from reality. It is madness because it is divorced from a desire to serve the human race (which is the ultimate expression of sanity). And it is madness because its promotion of violence is certain to cause more violence rather than ending it. It is dark and sinister because its underlying intention hides in the shadows from which it springs out at crucial moments to forward its dastardly purpose.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left for the US to address the UN General Assembly Monday, pledging to refute Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's accusations of genocide and warn international community of threats from Iran's nuclear program.
Various FBI divisions “are collaborating to develop and implement foundational efforts to streamline and automate law enforcement’s DNA collection processes” including at arrest, booking and conviction. DNA analysis can be performed by cops in less than two hours,
Report from the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin, in the same category as arsenic, lead and mercury. Sodium fluoride in drinking water has also been linked to various cancers.
[The WJC president wrote: "I was horrified to see photographs of young Ukrainians wearing the dreaded SS uniform with swastikas clearly visible on their helmets as they carried the caskets of members of this Nazi unit."]
Vladimir Kozin is a Professor of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences and Head of the Group of Advisers to the Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry believes the mass burial of civilians near Donetsk is a military crime that could have been committed by Ukraine’s National Guard, and insists on an urgent and comprehensive international probe into the case. Kiev has rejected the claims.
As we near the end of the 3rd Q for 2014, time is running out for all the 2014 enthusiasts that are calling for higher prices by year-end. The lessons learned from 2013 have been forgotten as not only are not prices beginning to move higher, they are making new recent lows. Incredibly enough, many of these prognosticators are paid pretty well by their subscribers. Lesson to be learned? Absolutely no one can divine the future.
One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure.
Obama administration is now stating that it is open to the possibility of establishing a “no-fly zone” over Syria. The statements, made by both Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and General Martin E. Dempsey, are supposed to hinge upon an agreement with Turkey.
vast pool of crude was discovered in the Kara Sea region of the Arctic Ocean, showing the region has the potential to become one of the world’s most important crude-producing areas bigger than the Gulf Of Mexico.
Ukrainian chairman of parliament Oleksandr Turchynov: government is buying drone aircraft from Poland to assist ‘anti-terrorist’ operations in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine. The Polish unmanned aircraft able to lift15 kilograms of cargo, including arms would be used immediately in battle zones.
Thousands have attended a Moscow vigil for the innocent victims of the Ukraine conflict, with similar anti-war events taking place in Ukrainian cities. Some of the rallies however were quickly dispersed by police when clashes erupted during the marches.
The US-led Western block rejects the principle of the equality of sovereign states secured by the UN Charter while advocating democracy in the international arena;d Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of resorting to "military intervention" in order to secure its own interests. Lavrov made the comments while addressing the 69th annual meeting of the UN General Assembly on Saturday. Revolutions' and other operations aimed at political regime change is to provoke chaos and instability," Lavrov said
US-led strikes against ISIL terrorists in the crisis-hit Syria are aimed at “eventually” targeting the Syrian government’s positions; American investigative journalist David Lindorff commenting on Washington-led coalition airstrikes in Syria that began earlier this week.
Listening to Poroshenko a few days ago and then to Obama at the UNGA can leave no doubt whatsoever about the fact that the AngloZionist Empire is at war with Russia.
Irish drugmaker Shire Pharmaceuticals has been ordered to pay a $56.5 million fine to settle claims that it exaggerated the benefits of several of its drugs, including Adderall XR and Vyvanse, both used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
US House of Representatives quickly authorized an arms package for “moderate Syrian rebels,” a package requested by the Obama administration. The bill authorized money for the Al Qaeda backed Al Nusra Front and “other moderate groups.
Ecuador described the air raids as a “violation of Syria’s sovereignty, threat to its territorial integrity.”Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rejected the air raids at UN General Assembly. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff described the US-led air raids as an unnecessary escalation of violence.
A Mississippi county has illegally held inmates in jail for as long as a year without appointing counsel or presenting cases to a grand jury, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a lawsuit. “The county must set reasonable limits on the amount of time someone can remain in jail without a lawyer and without charges,” Brandon Buskey, staff attorney at the ACLU.’
Iraqi officials say that the United States is due to send 13,000 soldiers to Iraq, despite its claims of complete military withdrawal from the country, has already sent 1,600 troops to Iraq. US claims most of them serve as advisers to Iraqi and Kurdish forces or provide security for the US embassy.
The Ebola outbreak is the largest medical emergency since the plague, and the Army is assessing how to respond to this “dire situation,” said the Army’s top general. “It is a very bad situation,” Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.
Six major banks caught up in the investigation into rigging the currency markets are being pressed by the regulator to agree to fines ? possibly of as much as ?1.8bn ? in the next eight weeks. Watchdog warns RBS, HSBC, JP Morgan, Barclays, Citi and UBS they face penalties that could top Libor payout.
The Pentagon is to start recruiting undocumented immigrants who came into the US as minors and possess valuable skills like speaking Persian and Chinese Speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Pushtu, Korean, Russian, Urdu, Hindi and Hungarian are among those in demand.
The huge losses equate to a 3.5 per cent drop in share price
Devices were cut off from signal and data networks by software update
Update for iOS 8.0.1 also killed off the new fingerprint access function
Apple has withdrawn the software, rather than issued a fix for it
New iPhone 6 Plus has already been mocked because it bends in pockets
A strain of genetically modified wheat never approved for sale or consumption in the United States discovered growing in Montana in July; U.S. Department of Agriculture. Engineered to be resistant to Monsanto Co’s glyphosate herbicide, known as “Roundup,”
Active talks on the Russian high-speed rail network project are being held with Chinese and European companies, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin, believes construction of a high-speed rail network is necessary.
Obama knew the complex reality in Ukraine when he took to the podium on Wednesday. He knew that the crisis was instigated not by Russia but by the European Union and the United States. He knew that the elected President Viktor Yanukovych had been targeted for “regime change” by officials within the U.S. State Department
Moscow has not initiated the current standoff with the United Nations and will not succumb to its sanctions pressure; Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Moscow will strongly demand an open and independent investigation into the case of mass graves, recently discovered in eastern Ukraine's conflict-torn Donetsk Region; Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to fully deregulate Dow Chemical’s Enlist corn and soybeans, genetically engineered to be repeatedly sprayed with the herbicide 2,4-D and glyphosate.
Scientists have found that our bodies and our minds have both deteriorated significantly compared to our ancestors. In fact, just this week a very prominent professor at Cambridge University said that “our most highly trained athletes pale in comparison to these ancestors of ours”. The biggest reason for this, of course, is the degradation of the human genome. Groundbreaking research by Dr. John Sanford of Cornell University and others has shown that our genes contain tens of thousands of mistakes (mutations), and with each passing generation even more errors are added and passed on. So it should be no surprise that our ancestors were bigger, stronger, faster and smarter. The truth is that they had better genes.
Pay close attention to Steven Starr’s article, “The Lethality of Nuclear Weapons.” Washington thinks nuclear war can be won and is planning for a first strike on Russia, and perhaps China, in order to prevent any challenge to Washington’s world hegemony. The plan is far advanced, and the implementation of the plan is underway. As I have reported previously, US strategic doctrine was changed and the role of nuclear missiles was elevated from a retaliatory role to an offensive first strike role. US anti-ballistic missile (ABM) bases have been established in Poland on Russia’s frontier, and other bases are planned. When completed Russia will be ringed with US missile bases. ‘US threatens China not to drop dollar’ | ‘West sees China economy as threat’
The ANC government has received a request from the U.S. was rejected to be part of a U.S. disaster management plan which South Africa $ 10 billion a year (about R100 billion) for ten years would receive. According to the plan would be temporary housing for millions of Americans in South Africa built if the Yellowstone super volcano in the country sooner or later would come to a head. Countries that the U.S. will participate noodlenigingsplan, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Sipho Matwetwe, South Africa will not "part of the plan because there is a risk that millions of white Americans in an emergency situation to the country can be sent and we can national culture and identity threat". ►ALERT: Pentagon Moves Nuclear Missiles From Yellowstone Blast Zone
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute were turned down after requesting minimal federal support by five agencies. There are no federal agencies conducting comprehensive, on-the-ground analyses of how much Fukushima radiation has made its way into the air and oceans of the U.S... the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods in that manner the year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
The Dow Jones and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes reached record highs on Thursday, having completely erased the losses since the stock market’s last peak, in 2007. But instead of cheering, we should be very afraid. Over the last 13 years, the stock market has twice crashed and touched off a recession: American households lost $5 trillion in the 2000 dot-com bust and more than $7 trillion in the 2007 housing crash. Sooner or later — within a few years, I predict — this latest Wall Street bubble, inflated by an egregious flood of phony money from the Federal Reserve rather than real economic gains, will explode, too.
A Russian babushka (grandma), gives Obama advice, in rhyme!, in the best Russian tradition. She calls him Obamashka, an affectionate rendering of his name in Russian. She offers to pray for him, to cook him blinis (pancakes), to take him to church to meet her priest so that they can all pray for America together, and advises against cozying up to Nazis, explaining that this always ends up badly. http://russia-insider.com/en/politics_ukraine_opinion_christianity_society/2014/09/27/03-11-04pm/funny_and_touching_russian
"US Airstrikes On Syria Are Not About ISIS - Syrians Rejects Violation of Sovereignty"
“LET THESE BE GUIDESTONES TO AN AGE OF REASON”
- MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE
- GUIDE REPRODUCTION WISELY – IMPROVING FITNESS AND DIVERSITY
- UNITE HUMANITY WITH A LIVING NEW LANGUAGE
- RULE PASSION – FAITH – TRADITION – AND ALL THINGS WITH TEMPERED REASON
- PROTECT PEOPLE AND NATIONS WITH FAIR LAWS AND JUST COURTS
- LET ALL NATIONS RULE INTERNALLY RESOLVING EXTERNAL DISPUTES IN A WORLD COURT
- AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS OFFICIALS
- BALANCE PERSONAL RIGHTS WITH SOCIAL DUTIES
- PRIZE TRUTH – BEAUTY – LOVE- SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE INFINITE
- BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH – LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE – LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE
Notice the “notch” in the upper right hand of this picture… Now, a new stone has been added in the notch with the numbers “2014″ engraved in it… About 5 years ago, the notch was chisled out… And now a block has been inserted. Is this the year it takes place? The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. A message clearly conveying a set of ten guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient language scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs.
"You are about to learn one of the biggest secrets in the history of the world... it's a secret that has huge effects for everyone who lives on this planet. Most people can feel deep down that something isn't quite right with the world economy, but few know what it is."
9/11 Truth Finally Arrives at Daily Kos
by Katherine Smith
9/11 False Flag Operation: HUGE Tipping Point As State-Sponsored Terrorism Is Exposed
by State of the Nation 2014
Climate Alarm Bells Ring but UN and Obama Administration Fail To Act
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Ukraine – Truce or Trojan Horse: Retreat, Re-Armament and Relaunch
How and Why Illegal Federal Government / NSA Does Not Fill Up FEMA Camps
By Tracy Turner
Defeating the Violence of Psychiatry
Robert J. Burrowes
Question 1 for 9/11 Smarties: What really happened on September 11, 2001?
By Elizabeth Young
Irresponsibly Blaming Russia for US-Led Western Crimes
by Stephen Lendman
Irresponsibly Challenging Russia
by Stephen Lendman
Israel Breaches Gaza Ceasefire Agreement
by Stephen Lendman
If we sit silently and do nothing, say nothing the mass murdering will continue. Ask yourself why should any single group of people or so called race be given the right to kill? When will humanity say: 'No, more killing' to Israel? You could begin to change this situation by contacting your Senators and Congressmen and telling them that you want them to stop supporting Israel and stop supporting the killing and maiming of thousands of innocent Palestinian men, women, and children trapped in the Gaza Ghetto by their captors.
In what the New York Times describes as “a net neutrality turnaround” the Obama administration’s new FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing rules that will create an Internet for the wealthy. The new plan to create a pay to play Internet came to light in the Wall Street Journal. Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Now Wheeler is set to propose what the industry has wanted, an end to net neutrality, that will allow them to charge us more for service and create financial barriers that will prevent new services from challenging their domination of the Internet. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants. If you want an open Internet, We can stop this – but we must act now.
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