AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
Turkey, a NATO member, may play a key role, Nikolai Patrushev, who used to head the country’s intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service, told Interfax in comments confirmed by his office. The U.S. and Turkey are working on a possible no-fly zone to protect Syrian rebels, Patrushev said. “We are receiving information that NATO members and some Persian Gulf states, working under the ‘Libyan scenario’, intend to move from indirect intervention in Syria to direct military intervention,” the Russian security chief said.
The Real Reason Israel Kills Iranian Nuclear Scientists? ~ link ~ But there's a third option that Goldberg doesn't consider: Israel is trying to start a war with Iran. The more Iranian scientists it kills (and the more missile testing facilities it blows up), the more likely Iran is to retaliate. And things have a way of escalating, which would pave the way for military strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities.
In less than 24 hours, we've seen the mainstream drag the usual suspects in front of the camera to scare/sell the hell out of America over Iran.
But any serious student of history knows that is is absolutely crucial to examine long-term trends. And when you look at the long-term trends, it rapidly becomes apparent that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a nightmarish long-term decline.
The following are 24 statistics to show to anyone who believes that America has a bright economic future….
Mitt Romney's Ties to Israeli Military Intelligence ~ link ~ The more I learn about Mitt Romney the more I dislike him. Stirling
10 Reasons why even democrats, liberals and progressives are choosing Ron Paul over Obama ~ link ~ NaturalNews) It's a seemingly absurd idea on the surface: Why would democrats and liberals want to vote for Ron Paul (a Republican) over President Obama? Maybe because they want freedom instead of tyranny, it turns out. Because if you're a total slave to the police state, it doesn't really matter whether you're on the left or the right, does it?
Here, I give you ten solid reasons why even liberals and progressives are supporting Ron Paul. And by the way, I don't worship Ron Paul or any individual. What I honor is the principles that Ron Paul stands for -- the very same principles President Obama has outright abandoned in his broken promises and disturbing reversals against the American people. Out of all the candidates, only Ron Paul has the ethical and moral strength to carry out his office from a place of principle rather than betrayal.
Egan-Jones Downgrades Sears to Lowest Rating Above Default ~ link ~ Sears is a classic example of the Sociopathic/money junkie management system that has come to infest American companies in the last 30+ years. It was once a great company, now it is headed on the road to bankruptcy. Stirling
Creating Lifelong Customers: The school-to-prison pipeline and the private prison industry ~ link ~ As if the United States did not have a bloated enough prison population – which I think nearly every single American realizes is a painful truth – our school systems are being transformed into yet another way to funnel people into the private prison system.
School systems around the country, but especially Texas, have begun criminalizing what would otherwise be normal childish behavior.
One example given by the British Guardian in a recent fantastic article covering this issue, an overweight and unpopular girl was charged with a criminal misdemeanor after spraying perfume because children in the classroom were teasing her and saying she smelled bad.
Amazing Chi Gung Demonstrations - videos ~ link
Duchess of York charged by Turkey over orphans film ~ link ~ The Duchess not only did not do anything that any moral person could call 'wrong' but in fact was doing a great job at exposing terrible conditions that the orphan children were living in. [On a personal note, I was the one that most likely gave the Duchess the idea of becoming a newscaster, back about 13 1/2 years ago when I was about to start a national (USA) evening news show (to compete with ABC/CBS/NBC nightly news shows) I had her interested in being the co-anchor. I canceled the project when my young wife was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer in 1998.] Stirling