News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Freedom of the press is another of the principal slogans of pure democracy…The capitalists have always used the term freedom to mean freedom for the rich to get richer and for the workers to starve to death. In capitalist usage freedom of the press means freedom of the rich to bribe the press and freedom to use their wealth to shape and fabricate so-called public opinion. In this respect, too, the defenders of pure democracy prove to be defenders of an utterly foul and venal system that gives the rich control over the mass media. They prove to be deceivers of the people, who, with the aid of plausible, fine-sounding, but thoroughly false phrases, divert them from the concrete historical task of liberating the press from capitalist enslavement…” — V.I. Lenin
When analyzing American ballistic missile capabilities and anti-aircraft missiles with long range ballistic capabilities, Russian experts have found that the problem is that Americans rockets cannot intercept any ballistic missile in the mesosphere (the altitude of 35000-80000m). Therefore, Russia has focused on developing means of hypersonic cruise flight running for long distances at this difference of heights.
The principle used by the US antiballistic shield is to send a rocket into space or within a point of impact before calculating the trajectory of ballistic missile. Therefore, American interceptor missiles are operating as suborbital rockets with solid fuel. Once they are started they cannot be stopped and traction cannot be adjusted. If it does not comply with ballistic missile target trajectory calculations or avoidance maneuvers, missile intercepting misses.
Janna Jihad, 10 years old, has been reporting from Palestine for two to three years now, sharing with the world the message of “the Palestinian children”.
State Dept Admits To Deliberately Deleting Video And Lying To The American People
Israel ended its last military operation in Gaza almost two years ago. But among some Israeli military officials, national security experts, and activists here, there is a palpable sense that another war is imminent, and that soon Hamas rockets will again be raining down on Israeli cities, prompting a crushing military response on the beleaguered, 25-mile long strip.
There has to be the emergence of a workable, viable peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians;because without it, the probability of continued carnage, is almost unavoidable here.
but unfortunately, Israel does not want peace, but territory, and by any means necessary.
To that end, look at the brisk land annexations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, coupled with evictions of Palestinians from homes in which their families have lived for generations.
Russia has arrested 50 people accused of using malware to steal more than 1.7bn roubles ($25m; £18m).
Microsoft’s Office 365 and MessageLabs said to leave MPs’ e-mails open to snooping.
After details emerged of Stuxnet, arguably the world’s first digital weapon, there were concerns that other hackers would copy its techniques.
Now, researchers have disclosed a piece of industrial control systems (ICS) malware inspired heavily by Stuxnet. Although the copycat malware—dubbed IRONGATE by cybersecurity company FireEye—only works in a simulated environment, it, like Stuxnet, replaces certain types of files, and was seemingly written to target a specific control system configuration.
“In my mind, there is little room to say that these are the same actors,” behind Stuxnet and IRONGATE, Sean McBride, manager at FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence told Motherboard in a phone interview.
Specifically, as Lenovo said in an advisory notice, the auto-update feature in its Accelerator Application software can be exploited by a “man-in-the-middle attack”—someone could get in between the computer and the server pushing out the updated software, fooling the computer into installing a fake version of the update instead of the genuine article.
Such attacks can allow anything from surreptitious malware installation to the insertion of surveillance capabilities, or even the hijacking of PCs.
TeamViewer users say their computers were hijacked and bank accounts emptied all while the software company’s systems mysteriously fell offline. TeamViewer denies it has been hacked.
In the past 24 hours, we’ve seen a spike in complaints from people who say their PCs, Macs and servers were taken over via the widely used remote-control tool on their machines. Even users with strong passwords and two-factor authentication enabled on their TeamViewer accounts say they were hit.
It appears miscreants gained control of victims’ TeamViewer web accounts, and used those to connect into computers, where they seized web browsers to empty PayPal accounts, access webmail, and order stuff from Amazon and eBay.
Virtualized VMXNet3 NICs borked by Microsoft install
New research shows that ultra-low dose exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, causes massive gene alterations in lab rats, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health.
The report is the first in a series of studies observing the effects ultra-low doses of glyphosate have on gene expression profiles and the subsequent epigenetic changes, or changes that become inherited patterns of gene function, which can lead to other health problems down the road.
The research is being led by Molecular Geneticist Dr. Michael Antoniou with King’s College in London, and Cellular and Molecular Biologist Dr. Robin Mesnage, who successfully reverse-engineered the co-formulants in Roundup.
You need to avoid this product like the plague.
And when you are in your local hardware store, ask them politely why they are carrying such a known carcinogen as “Roundup”, then hand them this article.
IF thousands of Americans do this, we may get this product stopped in its tracks.
President Obama visited Elkhart, Indiana on Wednesday and during a town hall meeting blamed “right-wing radio” for distorting his economic record and for making “people think big government is the problem.”
“I hope you don’t mind me being blunt about this,” the president said, “but I’ve been listening to this stuff for a while now and I’m concerned when I watch the direction of our politics.”
When Obama visited Elkhart seven years ago, the unemployment rate was near 20%. Now, he boasts that the rate has dropped to around 4% in the city and 5% across the state.
The president seems to be on a legacy tour, promoting his tenure in the last remaining months he has at the White House. So, every opportunity must be used to blame the vast right-wing conspiracy, especially Fox News and talk radio.
We don’t need talk radio to tell us big government is the problem, Mr. President. Our Founding Fathers warned of it long ago.
A memo to President Obama; sir, in every possible metric, except the deal with Iran, you have been a profound disappointment to those people who supported you over the Republican candidates during the last two elections.
And am I, as are so many million Americans, experiencing “Supporters’ regret?!?
Hell yes, sir.
Your Bureau of Labor Statistics conveniently “forgets” those who have not participated in the labor force for some time. As reported at cnsnews.com, in October 2015:
A record 94,610,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — an increase of 579,000 from August — and the labor force participation rate reached its lowest point in 38 years, with 62.4 percent of the U.S. population either holding a job or actively seeking one.
Under your watch, child poverty is up scarily;and educational performance from nation’s kids is declining.
Under your watch, the US government now has close to a 20 trillion dollar deficit.
The middle class is rapidly disappearing, thanks to continuing outsourcing/offshoring of jobs, again under your watch.
People who voted for you did not realize that the unintended consequence of such a vote would plunge them into serfdom, where many are now working 3-4 part time jobs to barely replace the decent money they were making from their former job which got offshored.
Americans have watched with great unease as your promises of “no boots on the ground” in both Syria (where the US military has not been invited) and Iraq (where we are barely tolerated) have been absolutely thrown out the window, and it is now confirmed that we have troops on the front lines in both countries.
Libya is an utter disaster, and there is talk of the US military having to go back in again to sort out the mess.
Our Veterans are not being cared for at all, with many of them dying before they see a Doctor at the VA, and many of them have been declared dead, in order to enable the VA to not pay them the benefits they are owed.
That gaping hell-hole, better known as Guantanamo Bay, where torture is still practiced on its prisoners, is still open. Didn’t you promise to close that, sir?!?
And let’s talk about the pre-positioning of NATO and US troops and personnel in Eastern Europe as a provocation of Russia, shall we?!? It appears that you, and your administration, are hell-bent to get the US and NATO into a war with Russia. Over the last couple of years, NATO has been encircling Russia, and that encirclement is nearly complete, with Montenegro soon becoming the most recent member of NATO. Anyone with any sense, looking at a map, understands why this is so critical, when the US and NATO go to war with Russia.
And of course, let’s not forget China, and the provocations our military has done in the South China Seas, with those alleged “Freedom of Navigation” exercises. This appears to set the US government on a collision course, militarily, with China, to prevent the rise of the gold-backed Yuan, which is not dollar-convertible.
What I have outlined above are incontrovertible facts.
And Mr. President, like so many of my brother and sister Americans, I an neither a rightist or leftist, but a centrist, when it comes to my political philosophy.
But thinking people in this country have the right to be concerned about “big government”, not because it is big, but because it is collectively hubristic, believes it can do anything it wants to do with impunity, to benefit the money junkies, and is woefully, and thoroughly, dysfunctional.
THAT, sir, is the only logical conclusion about the state of American governance today.
On beautiful Isla Colón in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, the world’s first-ever village constructed out of recycled plastic bottles is underway.
Robert Bezeau, the founder of the project, is in the process of building 120 houses to complete the village. Each house will have a steel frame filled with plastic bottles and coated in concrete.
Though steel and concrete are not ideal building materials, plastic bottles surprisingly are. Besides the fact that each house uses at least 10,000 recycled plastic bottles, which is great for the environment, the air in the bottles acts as an insulator and keeps the house at a cool 62 degrees Fahrenheit without any extra energy…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT YESTERDAY: How EmailGate Weakened America’s National Security: It’s safe to say that Moscow, Beijing and Tehran know a lot more about Hillary Clinton than the American public does.
What this means is that no matter what you think of Trump, if you vote for Hillary you are definitely voting for the end of the world.
For the first time since the implementation of the USA Freedom Act, Yahoo! published three National Security Letters — perhaps the most secretive and contentious method the FBI has for obtaining information on individuals — after the lifting of repressive and equally-contentious gag orders.
Mainstays of the USA PATRIOT Act, National Security Letters (NSLs) generally request customer data information from businesses such as banks, internet service providers, travel agencies, and phone and telecommunications companies — without a warrant required. Worse, NSLs include onerous, mandatory orders prohibiting their recipients from disclosing to anyone — including coworkers, friends, and family — that they even received the letter…
Job applicants accused the BBC of racial discrimination after being turned down for roles because they are white.
The broadcaster advertised for two junior script writers on 12-month trainee schemes, one of which offered the opportunity to work on hospital drama Holby City in London.
But applicants were outraged when HR bosses replied to applications saying that they were only open to people from ‘ethnic minority backgrounds’.
But of course, this should not be considered racism!
Please watch or re-watch this short video I made about Libya before and after NATO. The world cannot forget the horrible atrocities committed using a lie/false flag against the sovereign nation of Libya. These crimes continue today.
Police in Israel released from prison the Jewish extremist Meir Ettinger, who had been jailed for 10 months on suspicion that he belonged to a terrorist group targeting Palestinians and Christians.
CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: “We’ll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us.” The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy).
A Phoenix doctor is conducting a study this summer focusing on how marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Sue Sisley wants to give a lecture on her cannabis study to medical staff at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She said the hospital is blocking her from making a presentation, even though her study has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Moments ago, in a move that will infuriate Turkey, the German parliament withstood a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, and approved a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a ‘genocide’, a step widely viewed as a tacit escalation against Turkey. The vote was almost unanimous in supporting the resolution with just one MP voting against and another abstaining. The move was largely expected and was supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. That said, the German leader was “forced” to skip the vote due to prior commitments.
The parliamentary vote was originally scheduled to take place a year ago to mark the centenary of the genocide, but due to concerns over the fallout with Turkey, Merkel’s allies postponed the move.
The news was greeted with delight by dozens of Armenian supporters who had gathered outside the parliament building carrying banners commemorating the genocide.
Bravo, Germany, well-played on this one!
Wherever genocide has happened, we, as brother and sister human beings, need to call it for what it is, and stop it from ever happening again, to the best of our ability.
The results of the study showed high lead contamination in two water samples (one from Arizona, another from California), as well as high copper and worrisome aluminum results in other areas.
What’s so remarkable about all this is that we have conducted this independent science using NO MONEY from any corporate or government source. This is almost unheard of in the realm of modern science carried out in the public interest.
Floating exchange rate and rising oil prices will go a long way to stabilize the Venezuelan economy, but other economic reforms are also necessary, says CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot
Citizens in Europe who break new “hate speech” rules on the internet, including those who spread conspiracy theories online, will be forced to attend ‘reeducation camps’.
According to section 7 of the European Framework National Statute For The Promotion Of Tolerance:
Juveniles convicted of committing crimes listed in paragraph (a) will be required to undergo a rehabilitation programme designed to instill in them a culture of tolerance.
The full section reads:
Section 7. Penal Sanctions
(a) The following acts will be regarded as criminal offences punishable as aggravated crimes:
(i) Hate crimes as defined in Section 1(c).
(ii) Incitement to violence against a group as defined in Section 1(a).
(iii) Group libel as defined in Section 1(b).
(iv) Overt approval of a totalitarian ideology, xenophobia or anti-Semitism.
(v) Public approval or denial of the Holocaust.
How thoroughly Orwellian of Europe!!
Looks like Europe is on a slippery slope toward criminalizing logic and fact, if it, in any bothers or annoys anyone, so it can be construed as a “hate crime”.
A court in France struck a blow for free speech when it overturned a government ban on a meeting to support individuals facing trial for their Palestine solidarity activism.
All throughout the United States there are government agencies who have no association with national security acquiring military-like equipment, according to news talk KFLD.
Many agencies are receiving SWAT teams including the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Education Department.
In almost prophetic fashion, Ron Paul in a 1997 warned about the militarization of federal bureaucrats; including the BLM, which was not yet armed.
“All government power is ultimately gun power and serves the interests of those who despise or do not comprehend the principles of liberty,” said Dr. Paul. “The gun in the hands of law-abiding citizens serves to hold in check arrogant and aggressive government. Guns in the hands of the bureaucrats do the opposite. The founders of this country fully understood this fact.”
This trend is truly terrifying to thinking Americans; and apparently, there is no end in sight.
All the employees at these agencies should be public servants; not public bullies, who believe they have a license to kill with impunity.
Ya’alon took part in every major Israeli war since 1973, and his name was later associated with the most atrocious of Israeli wars and massacres, first in Lebanon and, later, in Gaza.
Money managers, economists and government officials say Israeli assets are an attractive alternative to weak performers elsewhere. The country’s economy is slowing but growing faster than those of the U.S. and Europe and its interest rate is higher. Plus, many reject the notions driving the boycott — that investing in Israeli innovation and natural gas violates Palestinian rights, and that Israel’s misdeeds are so exceptional that they justify singling it out for censure.
From 2007 to the end of 2015, the New York Daily News reports, the New York Catholic Conference, led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, paid top Albany lobbyists more than $2.1 million to help block legislation, including the Child Victims Act, that would make it easier for victims of child sex abuse to seek justice.
If passed, the bill—a version of which is still pending—would change New York state law to allow a one-year window in which victims older than 23 could bring lawsuits against their abusers. (Such victims are restricted from suing under the current law.)
State records show that the conference, a group representing the bishops of the state’s eight dioceses, retained lobbyists to work on a number of issues associated with “statute of limitations” and “timelines for commencing certain civil actions related to sex offenses.”
“We believe this bill is designed to bankrupt the Catholic Church,” Catholic Conference spokesman Dennis Poust told the New York Times in 2009.
A short memo to Catholic Conference Spokesman Proust; why does the Catholic church appear to be completely, utterly incapable of stopping the illness which is child abuse among their priestly ranks?!?
This is an institutional illness in the Catholic Church, and if they are unable to fix the problem, then perhaps, they deserve to be bankrupted!!!
Venezuela’s government has warned of a danger of a military intervention into the country and has slammed the Organization of American States (OAS) for its decision to hold an emergency meeting on Venezuela.
While very little is said in the Western media about Turkey’s crackdown on the Kurds in southeast Turkey, and journalists are virtually banned from the afflicted region, RT Documentary turned to locals for help in finding out what’s really going on there.
Journalists from RT Documentary channel (RTD) were introduced to Hilal, a reporter who lives in Turkey’s troubled city of Diyarbakir. With the Turkish army in the region fighting Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) forces, whom they call “terrorists,” constant gun fights and explosions just a few blocks from her home have become a familiar sight for the journalist. The Kurds in the country’s southeast are seeking more autonomy from the Turkish government.
A Tory MP’s attempt to block a police inquiry into allegations of election fraud committed by his party has been rejected by the courts.
According to Channel 4 News and the Daily Mail, Conservative candidates are said to have written off as “national spending” the cost of transport and hotel rooms for hundreds of activists bused in to rally support in contested parliamentary constituencies, breaking legal spending limits.
At least 33 cities across 17 US states have used water testing “cheats” that potentially conceal dangerous levels of lead, a Guardian investigation launched in the wake of the toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has found.
The increase in the NATO military presence in the vicinity of Russia’s borders will not go unanswered, Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov has said at an international conference in Moscow.
“The Russian side has repeatedly stated that the buildup of the NATO military presence near Russian borders violates the spirit of the basic Russia-NATO pact and cannot be left unanswered by our country,” the diplomat said on Monday at the conference organized by the Russian-Italian Chamber of Commerce.
“We are bound to secure the safety of our state,” Meshkov added.
An American political analyst says US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s going over to the Southeast Asia region suggests that the United States is gearing up for war with China.
The Tory party’s shock defeat defeat of Nigel Farage in last year’s General Election could be declared void, a judge has declared.
The Folkestone Magistrates district judge threw out a bid by Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay to block Kent police from extending their investigation into whether the party broke election spending limits in their fight to stop the Ukip leader from winning the South Thanet seat last year.
Judge Justin Barron said the case was ‘wholly exceptional’ and there was a ‘very significant public interest in the matter being fully investigated’ by Kent Police.
Reuters, however, leaves out very crucial information – information that if concludes, would raise suspicions about the entire narrative alleged across Western media outlets like Reuters.
If rebels are being directly supplied across the Turkish-Syrian border by a multinational coalition, how is it possible that ISIS forces are somehow better equipped and able to overwhelm these forces? The length of any ISIS logistical line supporting its fighters in this alleged battle – if not also extending over the Turkish-Syrian border in the immediate vicinity of the fighting, must be hundreds of miles long and in itself an immense strain on ISIS’ fighting capacity.
It would be rather remarkable, in fact, unbelievable for ISIS to somehow not be being aided and abetted from directly across the Turkish-Syrian border where allegedly “foreign-backed insurgents” are allegedly receiving aid from nations like the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s regime still holds considerable sway with the American electorate, but tech savvy students are less influenced by Jerusalem’s expensive lobbying efforts.
A BREAK-UP of the EU would be Brussels’ fault for rushing towards a United States of Europe, a top eurocrat has admitted.
Lack of transparency raises concerns that ministers and officials are quietly ‘burying’ research that they do not agree with
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamini Netanyahu who will arrive in Moscow for a visit.
According to Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the situation in Syria will be one of the issues discussed at the talks.
Russia has long been characterized by many in the West as enigmatic; indeed, almost beyond understanding. It was Winston Churchill who in October of 1939, mere weeks after the invasion of Poland by Nazi armed forces, speculated on the role of Russia in the war, famously depicting Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
He added: “…but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. It cannot be in accordance with the interest of the safety of Russia that Germany should plant itself upon the shores of the Black Sea, or that it should overrun the Balkan States and subjugate the Slavonic peoples of south eastern Europe. That would be contrary to the historic life-interests of Russia.”
In other words, Churchill could not envision the dismemberment of the Soviet Union by the German war machine without Russia fighting for her “life interests.” History proved him right. Russia survived, though gravely wounded.
Russia has accused the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Reuters news agency of spreading lies about its involvement in a series of airstrikes is Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.
“We urge people to remain critical of any horror stories spread by the ‘British tandem’ of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Reuters news agency,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov on Tuesday.
Earlier, the UK-based monitoring group reported that Russia carried out air raids on the province, and Reuters said they were “the heaviest bombardment there since a cessation of hostilities was agreed in February.”
Yesterday it was revealed that the photos provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (a one man operation located in Britain) as proof of the air strikes were actually six months old.
German voters believe Chancellor Angela Merkel overcommitted national resources for the refugee crisis and are increasingly frustrated with bailing out the continued economic struggles of other EU member-states.
Newly footage related to the March shooting death of an injured Palestinian by an Israeli soldier apparently shows a person at the scene kicking a knife towards the corpse on the ground in an attempt to justify the execution.
The leader of France’s Jewish Defence League was on the run in Israel on Wednesday after receiving a prison sentence for violent gang attacks in Paris, according to a MEMO source in Paris.
Joseph Ayache, 30, was convicted on Tuesday night alongside three accomplices by the 14th Chamber of the Paris Correctional Court.
All four defendants were self-confessed members of the far-right JDL, which is banned in both Israel and the USA for its links to terrorism.
PROVOCATIVE, HILARIOUSLY FUNNY…MOORE’S LATEST FILM IS HIS MOST BOLD AND MOST SOPHISTICATED. Instead of pointing out our flaws, he imagines our possibilities. And instead of wallowing in fear and panic, he offers practical ideas for productive change.
Claire and I saw this on pay-per-view last night. While I don’t agree with Michael Moore 100% (such as inherited guilt for WW2 events) I think this may be his best film ever, and I strongly suggest you catch this one! I am ordering the blu-ray for my permanent library!
This coming Wednesday is the 49th anniversary of the tragic and brutal assault on the USS Liberty by Israel. On June 8, 1967 Israeli attacked the USS LIBERTY and murdered 32 Americans, and wounded 171 more. On June 8, 2016 the USS Liberty Veterans Association will be holding a Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery at noon commemorating the attack. The president of this group, Ernest A. Gallo, sent a letter to Obama last January asking him to invite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to this event. Obama never bothered to reply, but I think this event holds a lot of potential. We should invite all politicians and candidates including Donald Trump, Clinton and Sanders. Invite your congressman and senators too! I realize it’s short notice but Arlington is easily accessible and attending this event wouldn’t take up too much of these people’s time.
US illegal: History of rogue empire REQUIRING arrests in the present. US overthrew Iran’s democracy 1953-1979, armed Iraq to invade 1980-1988 killing a million Iranians, now lies for more war (7 of 11)
*hyperlinks/videos live at source*
“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.
The focus of this article is to explore the vicious and unlawful history of US intervention in Iran’s government; from my brief: War with Iraq and Afghanistan, rhetoric for war with Iran:
Marc Faber: The flood of money that central banks are creating pollutes the Western capitalistic system and free markets, as well as democracy… James Turk: The coming crash will happen slowly at first, then all at once
David Cameron and other leading pro-Europeans do not care about the effects of mass migration on working families because they are so rich, according to a cabinet minister.
Priti Patel claims the “luxury” lifestyles of campaigners who want to stay in the EU mean they are “insulated” from the impact of rising immigration on the daily lives of millions of Britons.
She says it is “shameful” that the Remain campaign leaders fail to consider the struggles of families who, unlike them, cannot afford private health care or fee-paying schools.
The biggest, costliest and most immediate change after a Remain vote would be psychological. Forget about all the caveats: an In victory would be hailed as proof that Britain has finally ceased fighting its supposed European destiny. Our bluff would have been called in the most spectacular of fashions: after decades of dragging our feet, of being ungrateful Europeans, of extracting concessions, rebates and opt-outs, of trying to stand up for our interests, we would finally have hoisted the white flag. The idea that we would hold another referendum on the next treaty would simply be laughed out of town. Voting to Remain would thus be a geopolitical disaster for the UK, a historic failure.
Debt. Finally, our overspending has put us so much in debt that any number of respectable economists and scholars believe the whole nation will be broke in a decade or so. The government spends more every year than it takes in—we’ve had deficits in 45 of the last 50 years—so inevitably the total federal debt stands at $19 trillion now and keeps going up, $6 billion of it owed to foreign entities. The interest on that debt alone is $229 billion, eating up a large portion of the annual budget. I certainly wouldn’t rate a nation with that kind of government very high on the economic freedom scale. It’s something of a surprise we’re only Number 11.
British tourist, 23, is sexually assaulted in Majorca as Spanish police hunt north African immigrant ‘who plied her with drink in Magaluf then attacked her on waste land’
Spanish police are hunting a north African immigrant who got a British tourist drunk in Majorca and then indecently assaulted her after offering to help her back to her hotel.
Londoners’ cocaine use is the highest in Europe for the second year in a row, an analysis of the city’s sewage by the EU’s drug monitoring agency has revealed.
The research, which examined wastewater samples in more than 60 European cities, showed that average daily concentration of cocaine in London’s wastewater was 909mg per 1,000 people last year – up from 737mg in 2014.
In truth, our central government is what needs to be consigned to the scrap heap. They cannot create peace because they start wars over ego-embellishing missions more akin to that of Roman emperors. Who, by the way, drove their civilization into the ground with their central government. They cannot create prosperity because they confiscate the prosperity of the people and turn it into weapons used against innocent people elsewhere. Therefore, our central government is not sustainable. It might not be a drought that causes the United States to collapse, although that is certainly possible. It might be that we provoke a war with a nation we cannot defeat or underestimate and lose that war. It might be another economic collapse or the realization our money is backed by electrons. But one thing is certain: This central government will collapse and sooner than anyone thinks.
AN IRAQI migrant who said he was gay when claiming asylum in Austria has been jailed for a sex attack on an 11-year-old girl at a swimming pool.
The upcoming NATO summit in Poland is likely to enter the history books as the event where cyberspace was officially declared an operational warzone, according to the military official in charge of building Germany’s cyber command.
All 28 NATO member states are likely to agree to the proposal during the Warsaw summit, to be held in the Polish capital on July 8-9, Major General Ludwig Leinhos announced at the Berlin Air Show this week, Reuters reports.
I love technology. I can’t imagine life without modern conveniences like telephones, email, and the Internet. Not to mention running water, air conditioning, and automobiles.
But sometimes, technology gets… well, creepy.
A leaked audio recording reveals a Czech TV station ordered its reporters to portray “refugees” as a threat.