Red Cross 'Civil War' designation opens Assad to possible war crimes charges ~ link ~ Once again the power and money of the global banksters comes into play, this time with the International Committee of the Red Cross. They have ruled that the fighting in Syria is a 'civil war' and considering the lies told by the "opposition" is just one more burden on the Syrian government. The reality is, that this is NOT a 'civil war' but a war of conquest using paid mercenaries by NATO/Israel/GCC states. Stirling
The same champions of former President G.W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq are cheering on the sidelines, waiting for Obama’s unconstitutional declaration of war in Syria.
Scotland's 'explosive' push to secede from the United Kingdom ~ link ~ London is always going on about how the current Scottish Parliament is only a regional parliament operating under UK delegated legislation. While that is true, it is also true that upon passing the Treaty of Union, in 1707, the Scottish Parliament also known as the Three Estates, went into technical adjournment. It did NOT dissolve. Now the term Three Estates meant different things at different times during the long history of a sovereign Scottish nation. At one time it was the nobles, bishops/abbots, and rural representatives, later the peerage, feudal barons, and rural representatives. Later still, it was the Scots Peerage, rural representatives and urban representatives. This last incarnation of the fully sovereign Three Estates, the sovereign Scots Parliament, can be easily reconstituted by simply adding the members of the Scots Peerage to the existing M.S.P.s (representatives of the counties and burgs) in the current regional Scottish Parliament. This would be the first sitting of the fully sovereign Scots Parliament in almost 300 years and that Parliament, the reconstituted ancient Three Estates, could succeed from the United Kingdom upon the basis of a referendum vote (or on its own initiative) and organize a free Scottish nation outside of the United Kingdom. Should this happen? It is the people of Scotland who will decide! Stirling
Last May, Salmond's Scottish National Party won 69 of Parliament's 129 seats. It was "a thumping, astonishing victory" when you consider there are five parties in the system, Massie says, and the seemingly clear and overwhelming mandate made a referendum on independence "inevitable." Indeed, it makes perfect sense that this would be happening now, says Heather Horn at The Atlantic. Europe is in the grip of a painful economic crisis, and "nationalism surges as economies stagnate."
So is this the end of the union?
Not necessarily. A referendum is bound to be "explosive," says Anna Tomforde at Monsters and Critics. And its success or failure could depend on many variables — such as whether it's a yes-or-no vote on full independence, or a multi-question ballot with a middle-ground option maintaining an element of unity. Despite Salmond's popularity, polls suggest most Scots don't actually support full independence. Thirty-five percent want to be a completely separate nation, while 55 percent remain opposed. So the government in London, which at first insisted that British Parliament would have to OK any vote, is now pushing for a referendum as soon as possible, says Agence France Presse, so Salmond won't have time to win over a majority.
Hence, “Vote for Barack Obama because he is not as evil as Mitt Romney” or vice versa. So is this what we are going to settle for? Shall we sit down, pad and paper in hand, and listen to every Mitt Romney ad and list every evil aspect and act of treason committed by Obama? And then take a day watching Obama ads noting every aspect and act of treason committed by Mitt Romney? I guess this is voting made simple as all we have to do is make a count and vote for the one with the least entries on our score sheet.
I ask you again, is this what it has come to?
Report: Romney has made VP decision ~ link ~ Let me guess, he/she will be very pro-Israel and pro-globalist. Stirling
When waiting to see a doctor, it is common to share the waiting room with prescription drug salespeople with suitcases full of the latest "drugs of choice." Too many doctors get their drug education from these salespeople who often have no medical background. The end result is that when we go to the doctor, whether to address a specific condition or for a routine check-up, more often than not, we come out of the office with one or more prescriptions.
Prescribing medications to treat several health conditions can actually result in side effects that can make problems worse. A side effect doesn't necessarily have to make itself known when first taking a medication. There is a greater chance of experiencing side effects the longer a drug is taken.
For years, Paraguay's government has been dominated by so-called "right-wing" politicians that have served the interests of the country's local oligarchy, as well as the interests of the U.S. embassy and transnational corporations that have established a powerful stronghold in the country. Among these corporate influences was Monsanto, which over the years has converted much of Paraguay's arable land into plantations that grow GM crops.