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War on Iran & Syria: What They Are NOT Telling Us ~ link
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In America, where I live, we traditionally begin the Summer Season with the three-day Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day, which many years ago was known as Decoration Day for the flowers that people decorated their family graves with, is a traditional day to honor American war dead and all of our departed loved ones. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.
US - GCC nations exercise drills Iran landing as Syrian "rebels" get German machine guns ~ link ~ This is going to be the summer right out of Hell itself! Stirling
The US-Arab Eager Lion 2012 exercise ends Wednesday, May 30, after 12,000 mostly American as well as Saudi, Jordanian, Qatari and UAE special forces troops staged three weeks of joint maneuvers in Jordan.
More financial tremors: Spain's borrowing costs hits new record high ~ link ~ Concerns about Spain’s ability to overhaul an ailing banking system while it tries to shore up its financially shaky regions and plug a gaping budget deficit sent Spanish borrowing costs to a record high Monday, prompting a new call from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for the European Union to take action to calm market turmoil. “We need clear statements in defense of the euro and of the sustainability of euro-zone debt,” Mr. Rajoy said in a news conference. Spain’s 10-year government bond yield rose 0.18 percentage point to 6.47% Monday, a new 2012 high, after Spain announced a €19 billion ($23.78 billion) bailout for ailing lender Bankia SA, a dramatic escalation of its efforts to overhaul a banking sector that is grappling with the collapse of a decade long housing boom. Borrowing costs at these levels are considered unsustainable…Spain’s state-backed Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring, known as the FROB, has around €9 billion left to support ailing banks. The FROB can issue more debt, but Spain’s borrowing costs have spiraled higher at recent auctions, while demand has fallen. A government spokesman said Spain could get around that problem by giving Bankia debt certificates either from the treasury or from the FROB instead of cash. Mr. Rajoy on Monday ruled out the possibility of Spain asking for EU funds to clean up its banks.
Spain gets demolished ~ link ~ Spain is the 12th largest economy in the world, and if it were to have a full-blown sovereign debt crisis, it would make Greece look like a minor headache. And financial markets seem more afraid than ever that the country's damaged banks will wreck the nation's balance sheet, requiring a foreign intervention.
Why America is Slouching Towards Third World Status ~ link ~ A few weeks ago I linked to an article that called America the world's first Fourth World Nation...that is a formally First World Nation that is collapsing and has very high corruption levels in the government/financial arenas at high levels but not the petty corruption at the lower levels that you see in some Third World Nations. Sadly the United States of America has become the world's first Fourth World Nation. Stirling
Fukushima: A disaster nightmare rapidly spiraling out of control ~ link ~ The 3-ton flaming pink elephant in the living room that no one seems to be talking about is WHY IN OVER ONE YEAR HAS NOTHING REALLY BEEN DONE TO STABILIZE AND IMPROVE THE SITUATION??? Is this part of a population reduction effort from the globalists???? Stirling
How much of our modern diseases are caused by experimentation on humans? ~ link
Single glass of wine will put motorists in Scotland over the drink limit ~ link ~ Every reasonable person wants to keep drunks from behind the wheel, but this is totally overkill. Stirling
Obama's Campaign again urging supporters to report on Non-believers ~ link ~ Hitler and Stalin would understand. Stirling
Blair interrupted by protester ~ link ~ I played a key role in forcing Phony Tony to resign (see my book, CASH FOR PEERAGES: THE SMOKING GUN ~ link ) . Too bad the war criminal is not spending his life in prison. Stirling
Scottish doctors prepare to strike ~ link ~ DOCTORS are expected to announce this week they will go on strike for the first time in 37 years in the latest dispute over the public sector pension reforms. Thousands of people across Scotland with routine appointments will be affected if the British Medical Association (BMA) announces on Wednesday its members have balloted for industrial action.
Sophisticated cyber weapons 'Flame' discovered in Middle East ~ link ~ Any guess as to who invented this? I bet their flag has a satanic six-pointed star on it. Stirling
It is the most complex piece of malicious software discovered to date, said Kaspersky Lab security senior researcher Roel Schouwenberg, whose company discovered the virus. The results of the Lab's work were made available on Monday.
Mahmoud al-Sarsak, a 25-year-old soccer player in Palestine's national team, has been on hunger strike since March 19 in protest at his detention without charge.
Al-Sarsak was detained in July 2009 while leaving the Gaza Strip to join his team in the West Bank He was interrogated for 30 days in Ashkelon prison.
Video of Saudi woman defying religious police goes viral ~ link ~ This lady has guts...good for her. Stirling
"You are not in charge of me," she defiantly shouts back, referring to new constraints imposed earlier this year on the religious police banning them from harassing Saudi women over their behaviour and attire.
Morphing engines might just cut airplane noise ~ link ~ Almost 30 years ago, a small aerospace design firm that I was a senior consultant to, designed a way to reduce jet engine noise so that on our proposed military attack aircraft they could not be heard from 1,000 feet away on full power on both engines. Stirling