Eurosceptics are widely expected to make significant gains in the European elections in May, as debt-laden EU countries struggle to revive their anaemic economies. "The time of patriotic movements being divided is over," said Ms Le Pen, calling it "an historic day". "Today is the start of the liberation of Europe from the monster of Brussels," said Mr Wilders, who heads the Freedom Party (PVV).
Whatever the reason, not a week goes by without more reports of hair-raising incidents by militarized police imbued with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a battlefield approach to the communities in which they serve.
Corporations are realizing that they don’t need to send jobs overseas to turn a profit any more. No, they didn’t have a change of heart and a new found willingness to share their hard earned profits with their workers. Instead, they’ve found a class of people that they can basically use for free. Even better, these people have almost no rights. No protections. No voice. They are numerous and growing every year. What corporations have realized is that they are sitting on the largest population of prisoners in the world.
One out of every 100 American adults is behind bars. That’s more than 2.4 million people who have been taken out of the workforce and had their rights legally stripped away. That’s a lot of potential exploitable workers for a corporation to use.
The U.S. military has openly said that it is protecting Afghani poppy fields:
White House: Iran Sanctions Bills a 'March to War' ~ link ~ The White House had for quite some time been quietly lobbying Congress to put its new sanctions bills against Iran on hold for the sake of diplomacy, but is now being very public with its opposition to the bills, calling them a “march to war” against Iran, and one that the American public opposes.
Two factors are simultaneously moving us toward a general cataclysm, and both have to do with the state of Israel: 1) The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pulling out all the stops to sabotage the ongoing peace talks between Tehran and the "P5 + 1", and 2) Netanyahu is abandoning the Palestinian peace process and moving rapidly toward his goal of a "Greater Israel."
The conjunction of these two aggressive moves by the Israelis is taking the world to the brink of the unthinkable.
Charles Parrow made this comment in a Huffington Post article and his paper on Fukushima has been cited as the source of this statement. The peer reviewed paper does not include any discussion of the fuel at Fukushima and instead focuses on the health impacts of the radiation releases. His statement has been disputed by many even though it was quickly repeated by the media without any additional fact checking. Two rods touching as Parrow claims is unlikely to happen as fuel assemblies are handled one at a time and it takes far more than two assemblies nearby to create a reaction and certainly not the uncontrollable one Parrow describes. Individual fuel rods at TEPCO’s other plant have been routinely damaged and bent into configurations that caused these individual rods to touch. The only concern there has been the potential damage to the rod tubes themselves that could cause a fuel failure to be more likely. This technical document outlines that it takes 16-20 assemblies to create a situation where criticality could occur.
Nuclear Professor: centuries before attempting any work on Fukushima molten fuel? ~ link