AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
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Latest Satellite Sea Surface Temperature for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link
War on Iran & Syria: What They Are NOT Telling Us ~ link
The Top Short-Term Threat to Humanity: The Fuel Pools of Fukushima ~ link ~ This is one that you need to read in its entirety at the link...really. Stirling
If there was any doubt as to Saudi intentions in Syria, that veil was ripped away on Sunday at the Istanbul "Friends of Syria" conference. The Saudis and their Gulf allies spearheaded an effort to create a formalized pay structure for the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and privately ruminated on the possibility of setting up official supply conduits to forces fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This decision went much further than what the West, or even neighboring Turkey, seemed willing to embrace. But while the United States and her allies are wary of seeing Syria become a sectarian battleground, the power brokers in Riyadh are enthusiastically hurtling towards it.
Worst Jobs Report in 5 months - Thanks to bad government policy ~ link ~ The real figures are about three times worse, thanks to the government 'cooking the books'. Stirling
- There are lots of jobs for the 1%, but few for the poor
- The politicos and lobbyists are doing great – D.C. has the highest income in the country – and yet Main Street is suffering
- Idiotic government policies, never-ending bailouts and ruthless behavior by the big banks have led to Depression-level unemployment
Moreover, 60% of those surveyed said they lost their trust in British Chancellor George Osborne after he presented his 2012 budget to the House of Commons.
On 21 March, Osborne presented his 2012 budget to the parliament. The budget was heavily criticized for favoring the rich as it showed the British government had decided to cut income tax for those earning over £150,000 from 50p to 45p.
The demonstrators chanted slogans such as "Thieves!" and "Take the austerity package and get out!" “They lowered our pensions. We can’t take anymore. We should all commit suicide,” Secretary of the Union of Dockworkers Fotis Siakaras said during the protest, referring to the retired elderly who shot himself in the head over financial problems outside the parliament on Wednesday.
The suicide incident has sparked violent anti-austerity protest rallies in Athens.
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Part Three ~ link ~ Do take the time to read this one. Stirling
If Sept 11th was about going after those evil Muslims, going to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now we are beating the war drums trying to go into Syria and Iran. Then why are they restricting the American people. Why do we need a Patriot act to catch the bad guys? Why do we need a National defense Authorization act? Why do we need a TSA in the airports and soon to be on the Highways and US interstates. Who is the real threat? Well according to the government's twisted logic, they have no credibility. When we see the real threats ignored and phony threats being used to clamp down on the people. The war on terror is a lie from the beginning.
How the Moon affects the Date of Easter ~ link ~ This year the Eastern Orthodox are one week behind the West. We are celebrating Palm Sunday this coming Sunday not Easter. Stirling
Angry "gladiators" climb Colosseum in Rome protest ~ link ~ I hope the Roman police throw the lot into jail. When I was in Rome, some years ago, with my then Russian girlfriend, we were hustled to have our photos taken with some of these "gladiators". In one photo one of the jerks is holding her, and he has his hand on her breast. They are rude and dangerous jerks that need to be banned. Stirling