James Petrus: Israel Buys the US Congress ~ link ~ “Pro-Israel Policy groups such as AIPAC work with unlimited funding to divert US policy in the region (Middle East)” – Jack Straw, Member of Parliament and former Foreign Secretary of the British Labor Party
“The United States should drop a nuclear bomb on Iran to spur the country to end its nuclear program”– Sheldon Adelson, biggest donor to the Republican Party and major fundraiser for pro-Israel political action committees, speech at Yeshiva University, New York City, October 22, 2013.
Israel to drill for oil in the West Bank ~ link ~ And if you think that the Israelis are going to be fair with the Palestinians, you are brain dead! Stirling
The Warlocks of Wall Street and the Devil's Buttboys ~ link
Russia has built an economy world leaders could only dream about ~ link ~ It is a wonder what you can do if you kick the Global Banking Cartel out of your central bank and run things like they should be run!!! Stirling
First Iceland - Now Ireland's Banking Revolution - Free the People from Corrupt Banks and Illegal Debt ~ link ~ And HANG THE BANKSTERS while your at it! Stirling
"Just when consensus thinks Europe is exiting the Crisis" or why you can't handle the Truth About Europe ~ link ~ The troubled euro-zone countries are faced with not only a rise in their real interest rates but also with the need to return to restrictive fiscal policies in 2014. In 2013 fiscal deficits were not reduced, except in Greece (Chart below, left), because these countries took advantage of the postponement of the date by which they have to bring their deficits under control. This situation is leading to a very rapid increase in public debt ratios (Chart below, right) and is therefore unsustainable; moreover, it is unacceptable for the European Commission, the ECB and Germany.
Meet the 0.0001%: A Record 166 Americans made over $50 million in 2012 ~ link ~ And I was not one of them. Stirling
The source of this catalyst for unrest in society, as Mark Spitznagel warned, is not runaway entrepreneurial capitalism, which rewards those who best serve the consumer in product and price. (Would we really want it any other way?) There is another force that has turned a natural divide into a chasm: the Federal Reserve. The relentless expansion of credit by the Fed creates artificial disparities based on political privilege and economic power.
Healthcare in America: Countless Layers of Grift and Counter-Grift ~ link ~ The ObamaCare website rollout fiasco, joined by the bait-and-switch “You can keep your current insurance (not)” tempest, obscure the fundamental quandary about so-called health-care in America: that it is a gigantic racket structured to allow countless layers of grift and counter-grift. The end product of all that artifice is that medical care costs twice as much in America as any other civilized country, and that it has to be operated by a cruel and despotic matrix of poorly coordinated bureaucracies that commonly leave people more disabled financially than the diseases that brought them into the system.
ObamaCare was designed to work like a giant roll of duct tape that would allow the current cast of characters in charge (Democratic Progressives) to pretend that the system could keep going a few years longer. But it looks like it has already blown out the patch on the manifold and is getting ready to throw a rod — which duct tape will not avail to fix.
Postponed: Fuel removal attempt at Fukushima Unit 4 delayed, possibly for weeks ~ link ~ The Japan Times, Nov 4, 2013: Tepco to conduct fuel removal test at reactor 4 [...] Tokyo Electric Power Co. will conduct a fuel removal test at the No. 4 reactor building of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant, delaying the start of the actual operation by up to two weeks, sources close to the matter said Monday. [...] The test was requested by the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization. [...] It has also urged Tepco to have its work evaluated by a group of Japanese and overseas experts formed by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning, a Tokyo-based organization founded by Japanese government agencies, nuclear facility manufacturers and electric power companies.
Japan nuclear engineer: I don't think they'll ever get Fukushima's melted cores ~ link ~ This is a disaster of the highest order of magnitude that has been made much worse by lies and lack of action by the Japanese government. Stirling
Quantum 'sealed envelope' system enables "perfectly secure" information storage ~ link ~ What one man can devise, another can figure out. Stirling
The enchanted island of mist and snow: Life in fairytale Russian monastery - with photos ~ link
Two billion planets in OUR GALAXY may be suitable for life ~ link ~ Keep in mind, that our Milky Way Galaxy is one of billions of galaxies and not all that large compared to many. Stirling
UN approves plans for global network of top scientists to blast asteroids ~ link ~ About time.
Amazing pictures of an abandoned lioness and her heartwarming bond with men who saved her - with video ~ link ~ Cool...check out the video. Stirling