Unfortunately for both PRO-, ANTI-AGW/GWCC ARGUMENTS, THE CURRENT + [near]FUTURE OWG-NWO CONSENSUS IS THAT THERE IS NO CONSENSUS.
Just in my Lifetime, the SIRIUS + QUEBEC EVENTS were real, the SOLAR FLARES visibly seen by Me are real, + 1960's = 1980's-Pres MADONNA is real - THE PERTS PROFESSIONAL DUTY/UTILITY IS TO ANALYZE USING RELIABLE COMPLEX OR SCIENTIFIC METHODS + CLEAR UP THE FOG, N-O-T TO LEAVE THE FOG IN PLACE.
Iff this were the pre-WW2 USSR, STALIN could, + did, have many Perts shot or gulagged or both for dereliction of duty.
ION RENSE > LOS ALAMOS PLANS TO NUKE INCOMING ASTEROIDS | [DailyMail.UK]PLAN TO AVERT A REAL ARMAGEDDON:SCIENTISTS SAY NUCLEAR BOMB CAN SAVE EARTH FROM [small] ASTEROID COLLISIONS [ + DON'T WORRY, THERE WON'T BE A NEED TO SEND BRUCE WILLIS INTO ORBIT].
Nice, but-t-t as affected by ...
> The ongoing Govts, Perts Global Consensus that there is no Govts, Perts, Global Consensus = Unity, Leadership, etc. [e.g. as per AGW].
> IIRC, NO MISSLE OR NUKE, ETC. SEEN TO STOP "KAMALEN" VEE GUAM-WESTPAC, NOW OR IN FUTURE. The Rock can be delayed iff God's Madonna Fans requests it + God approves, but may not be stopped.
> Lest we fergit, COMET APOPHIS + GUAM, EARTH-VISBLE MOON EXPLOSIONS = Year 2030.
> 1990's SHOEMAKER-LEVY NINE COMET BREAKUP > JUPITER 'EARTH-SIZED" OR BIGGER MASS IMPACTS =
NASA-JPL, etc. still hasn't answered the question iff the breakup + impact blew large chunks of Jupiter into space, potentially in the direction of Terra Forma/Gaiea = aka Earth???
> Ditto VATICAN'S "THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA" > "RIDERLESS WINGED HORSE" = RUNAWAY/
UNCONTROLLED PLANET(S) due to Orbit destabilization due to the Sun.
Besides "PEAK OIL/FOOD/RESOURCES/EVERYTHING", these are the Maha-Rushian Questionnes that out desired future OWG-NWO that no American = Amerikan has yet voted for nor been asked to MUST ASK + ANSWER.
OWG-NWO = you know, desired future SPACE GOVT-ORDER, including but not limited to SUCCESSFUL SPACE COLONIZATION + EFFECTIVE SPACE-PLANET DEFENSE???
D *** NG IT, MUST, MUST - spelled M-U-S-S - MUST! ASK + ANSWER!
Interesting, at least to this old fart, that in all the comments there is no mention of the how and who got us allied with Egypt. It's like the cold war and Soviet pressure (aka Nasser) and the Israeli situation never existed.
Wikileaks in Open Source media showed that cables from the US Embassy a year before the Arab-ding, reveled the US Embassy believed that the Salalfists held the strongest opposition to Mubarak, so is the US really surprised?....please, not a US-cent to Islamic Republicans, OK?
Posted by: jack salami ||
if we want to defund Egypt, the media needs to begin calling the MB and Salafists 'right wing' or 'ultraconservative'
then get some posts on insurgent lefty websites saying 'why are we funding right wingers'
Posted by: lord garth ||
The Mexican independant left has for years trying to get a non-leftist pelt in th form of one of its politicians. Last September a virtually unknown law firm in Miami filed a lawsuit agains former president Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de leon over his alleged role in the massacre of 45 members of a religious sect near Acteal, Chiapas in 1997. That law suit asks for unspedicfied damages, now said to be $10 million.
The lack of a nexus between the firm that filed the suit and any part of Mexico is a vexing mystery. It is almost as if, somone at the first walked in and pitched an idead to make a bundle sueing for human rights violations.
Last November a hman rights group cenetred around the Unievrsidad Nacional Automoma de Mexico travelled to the Hague to submit a petition with 133,000 signatures requesting the Internation CCriinal Court to investigate Mexican president Felipe Calderon Hinojosa for human rigth abuses during his war on the drug cartels.
Since that time US press has been ruminating on the possibility that Calderon may seek refuge outside of Mexico, if it is fund the new government can';t cover for him against human right charges.
Mewxico is a signatory to the trayety that created the ICC, and the US is not. Soe larin American heads of state have sought reguge in the US against civil suits, and some,schn as Zewdillo have found that their troubles can follow them to America.
The Zedillo suit rests now on the legal concept of sovoereign immunity, one with a string of decisions stretching back more than a century. A decision obn sovereign iimmunity is expected this month. A decisin that Zedillo enjoys immunity in court for his actrions as a head of state will end the lawsuit, and created yet another precedent reinforcing those already on the books.
That said, since 911, the US federal coruts system has many times abdicated its role in the war on terror, first by grinting to allaged terror suspects held at Guantanamo judicial review for charges against them even though those alleged crimes were not committed in any US jurisdiction.
For Calderon, as for Zedillo, his refuge against lawsuits by fame and rent seeking leftists worldwide may not hold up anywhere but the US.
The petition subitted was done so by a number of individuals who represent a loose coalition of academics, leftist politicans and others who have constantly railed against Calderon and his efforts to deal with the drug cartels for hyman right abuses committed priarily by the military.
The Mexican military has been to date the most effective bulwark against the pweor of the drug cartels, and human rights acitstss beiung the sociietally destructive elements they have, will have noe of that.
The Mexican military has consistently defended its human rights recordby pointing out, and by being backed by by more than the sentimental boilerp;late human rigths actists spew forth almost by command, that huma right abuses -- mainly inthe fiorm of accidental shootings -- are anecdotal in nature.
That sae UNAM group came out with an incredibly weak and obnoxious "research" that showed, not surprisingly, that whenever the Mexican military is in an area, shootings increase.
Without saying so,the report wound up proving the military's point, that accidental shpoting are anecdotatal in nature, aswell as shwoign that the ions share, 90 percent by this writer's ewstimate are performed by drug caretls and their their operatives. The Mexican Human Rights Commission recently challenged the Mexican miloitary to "prove" that shootings are done by drug cartels.
Sweet challenge, to be sure. Te Meican miloitary is by law not permitted to do any intelligence work on its own behalf using the media. They are only allowed to review domestic intelligence submitted to them.
Helluva racket for the UNAM leftist group. Leftists love silent opponents.
For all the stumbling about by the group, they may have hit upon a means of ensnaring Calderon.
Thye petition gathering as it turns out was no accident. There was no gathering of UNAM leftists or politicians crying over dea gang bangers, hand wringing over the demise of criminal elements caught by the Meican military.
One judge on the ICC panel, a Mexican jurist named Bernardo Sepulveda Amor, may have tipped his hand that the petition submitted last November was nothing more than typical Mexican leftist bareknuckle politics.
Many diplomats--up to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton--have cited Turkey's cooperation on Syria as evidence of the strong Turkish-American partnership. What the Turkish government often says--and what Turkish officials do, however, are often very different things.
That's been true for a few centuries. They learned it from their ancestors on the steppes, and they had plenty of reinforcement in their experiences with the Byzantine Empire. Few people do wheels-within-wheels better than the Turks.
Word has come from Turkey that a Turkish intelligence agent was instrumental in returning to Syria--by force--Hussein Harmush, a Syrian colonel who fled to Turkey after refusing to fire on Syrian civilians and became the first high-level Syrian officer to declare publicly his opposition to the Assad regime. The Turkish agent removed Harmush from the refugee camp and handed him over to Syrian officials. Harmush was subsequently executed by the Syrian regime.
The Turkish intelligence official is being probed by the Turkish government but, as in Iran, Turkey has often dismissed actions as rogue in order to maintain plausible deniability for its actions. The fact remains that Prime Minister Erdoğan once embraced Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as a close friend, and instructed his subordinates to treat the Syrian regime likewise.
Alas, while the Obama administration continues to embrace Turkey for its promises, it continues to turn a blind eye toward Turkey's double game or the fact that its positions are based more on opportunism than on any shared vision.
If this is true, that's a good thing. I never quite figured out how it was in Turkey's (or anybody else's) interests for the Arab world to consist of one solid Sunni Arab Islamist block. It would also mean that Erdogan is less radical than he appears, and his Islamist rhetoric is merely that - a sermon for the troglodyte Muslim masses rather than an action plan.
...Our children do not read; they only surf. They do not write; they only text. They do not plan and strategize in games; they react to visual and aural stimuli while inflicting simulated mayhem. They do not follow a plot: they cut among disjoined images in the style of rap videos. And when they fail to concentrate, we give them Adderall and Ritalin.
Spengler has some good points, but he paints with too broad a brush & ignores key aspects of American culture. Learning how to learn is the point of education. That's an ideal, but very seldom happens. Many people have acquired habits that prevent them from learning specific things, key point would be to change those habits. Some possess erroneous information which also prevents them from learning - they need to be informed. The point of US primary & secondary education is to keep the teachers & administrators employed, ultimately to be pensioned off, and to keep most children off the streets & out of trouble. The usual recommendation to improve basic education is to spend more money. Waldorf schools require parents to promise to forbid television to their children in any form through elementary school. That would be a help if there happened to be an alternative to TV everywhere, but in the vast majority of homes, that's no longer true.
I grew up without a television, Anguper Hupomosing9418, in exactly the kind of enriched environment the developmental psychologists recommend. While I found it wonderful, as a result I am not really connected to the popular culture of my age mates, and my outlook is bit eccentric.
So Mr. Wife and I made a point of watching some television with the trailing daughters, even getting recordings of popular children's shows for the tds when we lived abroad, in addition to the enriching. They have definite opinions now about popular culture, but it is enough part of them that they never feel foreign, though they feel at home wherever in the world they might find themselves.
The president of the United States has decided to go Henry VIII on the Church's medieval ass. Whatever religious institutions might profess to believe in the matter of "women's health," their pre-eminences, jurisdictions, privileges, authorities, and immunities are now subordinate to a one-and-only supreme head on earth determined to repress, redress, restrain, and amend their heresies. One wouldn't wish to overextend the analogy: For one thing, the Catholic Church in America has been pathetically accommodating of Beltway bigwigs' ravenous appetite for marital annulments in a way that Pope Clement VII was disinclined to be vis-à-vis the English king and Catherine of Aragon. But where'd all the pandering get them? In essence President Obama has embarked on the same usurpation of church authority as Henry VIII: As his Friday morning faux-compromise confirms, the continued existence of a "faith-based institution" depends on submission to the doctrinal supremacy of the state.
According to family members, by the end of his life Osama bin Laden was telling his family to "Go to Europe and America and get a good education." I guess that explains why we finally realized we knew where he was and went and killed him.
Or maybe why the Paks let us.
But what about the obligation to take up the cause of jihad and violence and crush the evil doers in the West?
Never mind about all that, Osama supposedly told his children and grandchildren. "Do not follow me down the road to jihad," he said. "You have to study and live in peace and don't do what I am doing or what I have done."
His kids should have no trouble following his advice to study in America, by the way. Just think of the essays they will be able to write on their college applications. Some pieces self-snark.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
I'm not surprised. Bin Laden hoped he was the Hand of God, and speculated (while speaking in the tones of someone certain of this - what John Keegan call the Mask of Command) that Uncle Sam was the Great Satan and God would help him strike down the Great Satan. When no help from God materialized and men who had believed in bin Laden died in the tens of thousands, he realized that he had been wrong and wrong in a big way. If he did indeed say these words to his children, I'm guessing that his foundational beliefs including his belief in his mission, and perhaps in Islam, had been shaken to the core.
It's going to get worse as there are fewer goodies to spread around, given the worsening economy plus America's reduced need to pay jizya to transport supplies to troops no longer in Afghanistan...
Saraiki identity is stretching the imagination of political actors and may become an issue that could determine the results of the next elections, certainly in Punjab. A large number of people (about 70 percent of the population) living in areas stretching from the border of Central and South Punjab to the border of Sindh and South Punjab expect a new entity to be created called Saraikistan or perhaps South Punjab. Some may ask what lies in a name as long as power is transferred from the Central Punjabi stronghold in Lahore to some other place closer to 'home'. Indeed, this is an argument that was made by the Saraiki politician Sherbaz Mazari and is currently being made by politicians like Yusuf Raza Gillani. From the ruling PPP's perspective, bankrolling the Saraiki movement is a plan B to secure at least part of Punjab if the larger province cannot be secured and lured away from PML-N. Such a plan needn't annoy the Punjabis or Mohajirs settled in South Punjab who may otherwise feel insecure at the idea of a new province in the South. So, the powerful establishment launched clients like the former information minister Mehmood Durrani to raise the issue of the restoration of Bahawalpur province to checkmate the Saraiki province movement. Pakistain's establishment, dominated by the military and civil bureaucracy, is traditionally uncomfortable with the multiple identity discourse.
...It's also due to this emotional insecurity that it has become almost impossible to re-draw internal political boundaries. The formation of a Saraiki province is quite difficult also because it would include not just a major chunk of Punjab but bits of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central... as well, particularly the district DI Khan. And that may not be welcomed by the KPK politicians. But there is also the question of whether the Saraiki political class is ready to take the identity issue to a higher level of contestation. Despite the rising echo of the demand for a Saraiki province, the project is nowhere close to completion. One of the reasons for this is the dominance of the Punjabi and Mohajir in the politics of Saraiki areas.