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.
[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.
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.
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.
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
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
A controversial plan to pay Italian families 30 euros for each migrant they agree to host, to improve “social integration” and ease pressure on refugee centers, has got backing from Rome’s Mayor. Critics describe the idea as an “insult to Italians.”
Raptors’ first mission cost $79 million. That's more expensive than India's mission to Mars, which was successfully completed Wednesday at a cost of $74 million.
Barack Obama was elected President of the United States on the strength of one fact. As a US Senator in Illinois, he voted against George W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Had Obama not done that, he would never have attracted the attention necessary to become a serious candidate for the presidency.
Around 130 tractors blocked the RN12 highway for over two hours in Landerneau on Wednesday in the latest farmer protest against the Russian ban on EU food imports that was prompted by EU sanctions over Ukraine. Farmers set fire to potatoes, cauliflower, tyres and hay among other items
President Obama addressed the General Assembly during which he defended the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq and Syria. RT's Anastasia Churkina has the details.
Data breach at retailer Home Depot Inc led to fraudulent transactions across United States, draining cash from customer bank accounts; the Wall Street Journal. Criminals using stolen card information to buy prepaid cards, electronics and groceries. Home Depot confirmed its payment systems were breached, 56 million payment cards compromised in cyberattack at its stores.
ISIS has destroyed the on-site monument to the Armenian people who perished in the deserts of Der Zor in the Genocide of 1915. The church and memorial contained irreplaceable bones of the martyred dead.
National Science Foundation (NSF) poll which is used to gauge U.S. scientific literacy every year one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun, majority of young Americans think astrology is a science.
NATO member Poland is ready to sell arms to Ukraine if there is demand. Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak:“I confirm the Polish defence industry is interested in this direction,” Siemoniak told private radio station Zet. “There are several products that may be interesting for Ukraine.”
Pabst Blue Ribbon beer will be decidedly less American now that the beer’s parent company has been purchased by a Russian beverage company. Russian brewer and beverage distributor, Oasis Beverages, bought Pabst Brewing Company, maker of PBR, Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz.
Computer experts inside Home Depot: The home improvement chain warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers. Despite alarms as far back as 2008, Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses, according to former employees. Thursday, the company confirmed The biggest data breach in retailing history compromised 56 million of its customers’ credit cards. The data has popped up on black markets, could be used to make $3 billion in illegal purchases.
Scots lost independence vote. Catalonia’s secession movement growing in Spain. Basque region on border between Spain and France seeks independence. Venice wants to break away from Italy. Flanders in Belgium wants independence. Other, separatist movements in Europe, Faroe Islands in Denmark, Occitania,in southern France, small parts of Italy, Spain and Monaco.
Fresh deadly clashes have erupted in eastern Ukraine, killing seven and injuring eight as representatives from Kiev and pro-Russia forces prepare to discuss the ceasefire violations.
Scots have voted to stay in the UK, following an intense campaign which saw both pro-independence and pro-union campaign groups scraping for last-minute support. The ‘No’ campaign rallied 55 percent of votes against 45 percent ‘Yes’ vote
Home Depot announced Thursday that a breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores over a six-month period this year may have put an estimated 56 million payment cards at risk. That would make it the largest compromise of debit and credit cards in the string of cyberattacks that have hit retailers over the past year.
Beijing News executive editor Carlyle said, Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Ma Jisheng (served in India, in Japan Counsellor), on suspicion of leaking state secrets to Japan, before the 57th birthday this year, was arrested by the State Security Department People's Republic of China.
(There are more billionaires worldwide than ever before, according to 2014 Billionaire Census from financial analysts at Wealth-X and UBS. 2,325 men and women with $1 billion in assets, up 7 percent over last year. Average billionaire is 63 years old worth $3 billion. Most are men.
- China will launch its international gold exchange 11 days ahead of schedule, sources said on Tuesday, racing ahead in the scramble to set up an Asian bullion benchmark as rival Singapore is forced to delay its gold contract due to technical issues.
The Center for Disease control is a rogue institution engaged in the destruction of the health of the American population . . .
A US-led military maneuver has begun in western Ukraine, amid continued fighting between government troops and pro-Russian forces in the country’s east. The military drill, dubbed “Rapid Trident 14,” started early Monday near Ukraine’s border with Poland and involves 1,300 troops from over a dozen countries.
RIA Novosti: The much-anticipated prisoner swap between Ukrainian security forces and militia in the republic of Donetsk is underway. The swap follows ceasefire agreement; agreed to exchange all captives held by Kiev and militias.
Cargill Inc, the top US grain exporter, sued Syngenta AG in a Louisiana state court for damages from China's rejection of genetically modified US corn, Cargill said cost the company $90 million. Cargill accuses Syngenta of exposing the grain trader to losses by selling the seeds to American farmers before the Swiss company had secured approval from China.
The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a failure in Russian strategic thinking.
Moscow views new round of US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine as another hostile move, Russia's countermeasures will follow shortly, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. We view new anti-Russian sanctions by Washington as hostile with the course on confrontation taken by US administration.
"The U.S. president has spoken directly about the possibility of strikes by the U.S. armed forces against ISIL positions in Syria without the consent of the legitimate government, in the absence of a U.N. Security Council decision, would be an act of aggression, violation of international law."; Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich .
So much methane has migrated into the well on Lipsky’s Parker County estate that he can ignite the stream that flows from it with the flick of a barbeque lighter. Range Resources, accused local driller, maintains it is not to blame. In 2011 it filed a $3 million lawsuit against Lipsky, his wife Shyla Lipsky.
A German astronaut has captured stunning images of polar auroras as he orbited Earth on the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst’s images led to the creation of the Ultra-HD – or ‘4K’ time lapse video, running at 25 frames per second.
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