That this brutal cut takes place under conditions of continuing mass unemployment and economic slump, with record numbers of people living in poverty and homelessness and hunger on the rise, testifies to the ruthlessness of the American ruling class. The callous indifference of the media and the entire political establishment, beginning with the Obama White House, to the suffering of broad layers of the population is reflected in their virtual silence on the imminent cutback in benefits.
24,000 Brits WILL DIE From Cold This Winter ~ link ~ And nobody seems to care! Stirling
JP Morgan sees 'most extreme excess' of global liquidity ~ link ~
"I was all for ObamaCare until I found out I was paying for it" ~link ~ Actually it could have been free, if we had not spent about $6 TRILLION on unnecessary wars for Israel and the global banksters! Or better yet, for that kind of money we could have gotten a real first class health care system instead of the horrible rip-off system we have now or the totally screwed-up rip-off system, ObamaCare, that we are (maybe) replacing it with. Stirling
But relations among friendly nations are not unlike the NFL. While films are taken of rival teams’ games and studied, scouts observe practices, and rumors are picked up of injuries, there are lines that most opposing NFL teams do not cross. The lines of unethical conduct and criminality. To learn that an owner or coach of one NFL franchise had wiretapped the home phones of coaches and players of a Super Bowl rival would, if revealed, be regarded as rotten business.
German press, politicians warn of rupture in US-German relations ~ link ~ New revelations on the National Security Agency’s activities and the consequences of its bugging of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone dominated German media at the start of the week.
Under the headline “The Sinister Friend,” the German weekly Der Spiegel warned Monday of the threat of an “ice age” in German-American relations. It reported that a likely centre of the US spying operation was the massive, recently built US embassy at Brandenburg Gate, just a stone’s throw from the Chancellery and the main German government buildings. Der Spiegel suggested that a listening post had been established in the embassy, which has a forest of antennae on its roof.
So you think military intervention is a Good Idea? ~ link ~ Good One Mike! Stirling
Dick Cheney calls for War on Iran ~ link ~ This sad and scary old demonic monster wanting even more dead and maimed civilians and troops and ultimately World War III. Beyond sad and pathetic! Stirling
USS Zumwalt hits the waves - with photos ~ link ~ WOW
The Marmaray tunnel is the world's first connecting two continents, and is designed to withstand earthquakes.
The Guardian first began its ongoing series based on the Snowden leaks in June, when far-reaching clandestine activity of the American NSA and British Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) were made public. UK lawmakers have not yet been “heavy handed,” the prime minister said, but if media does not cease such publication soon the government could soon crack down.
SR Jet of Beijing has ordered two, and taken options on a further eight, of the revamped aircraft, which has an additional tank fitted in the wardrobe next to the lavatory, extending its range by 250nm.