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Washington is using its fight against the notorious Islamic State as a smokescreen to deal a lethal blow to Syria and its democratically elected leader President Bashar al-Assad, Western experts say.Ignoring Bashar al-Assad's overwhelming public support in Syria, Washington and its Middle Eastern Sunni allies are doing whatever it takes to topple the country's secular leader. Now Syria is facing the risk of being dragged into further destruction: as America's President Barack Obama has recently approved US air support for Turkey's no-fly zone over Syria.
The UK-USA-Canada-Australia Axis ~ link ~
I have been wondering about the institutional means by which the policies of these states are coordinated. There is a uniformity that is surprising. For example, Tony Blair’s support of George Bush’s Iraq War was very strong. Canada’s Stephen Harper touts the neocon line. Prime Minister John Howard in Australia firmly supported the Iraq War. Their anti-Iran and pro-Israel policies are close.
Kurdish fighters - among them the PKK - have secured significant victories against IS militants in Syria and Iraq.
Agenda 21 transforming into 2030 Agenda ~ link ~ By any name this is BAD NEWS!!! Stirling
If you didn’t like “Agenda 21″, then you really are not going to like “The 2030 Agenda”. Next month, the United Nations is going to launch “The 2030 Agenda” at a major conference that will be held from September 25th to September 27th in New York City. The Pope is actually traveling to New York to deliver an address which will kick off this conference. Unlike Agenda 21, which primarily focused on the environment, the 2030 Agenda is truly a template for governing the entire planet. In addition to addressing climate change, it also sets ambitious goals for areas such as economics, health, energy, education, agriculture, gender equality and a whole host of other issues. As you will see below, this global initiative is being billed as a “new universal Agenda” for humanity. If you are anything like me, alarm bells are going off in your head right about now.
Gerald Celente: Stock Market Crash WILL HAPPEN by no later than End of 2015 ~ link ~ I have been on-the-air with Gerald and believe me a wise man does not easily discount Gerald's advice and predictions! Stirling
Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute has just gone on the record with a prediction that there will be a stock market crash by the end of this calendar year. If you are not familiar with Gerald Celente, he is one of the most highly respected trends forecasters in the entire world. He has been featured on CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, NBC Nightly News and Coast to Coast AM. Personally, I have a lot of respect for him. While it is true that not every single one of his forecasts about the future came to pass over the years, he does have a very solid track record that goes back for decades. He correctly predicted the 1987 stock market crash, the bursting of the dotcom bubble and the financial panic of 2008. Just a couple of days ago, he told Eric King the following: “I’m now predicting that we are going to see a global stock market crash before the end of the year.” Celente says that it won’t just be U.S. stocks either. He believes that crashes are also coming to “the DAX, the FTSE, the CAC, Shanghai, and the Nikkei”. It other words, it is going to be a truly global financial crisis and he says that there is “going to be panic on the streets from Wall Street to Shanghai and from the UK down to Brazil”.
Price of Gold may be headed for the Sky ~ link ~
“The median and the mean over the ensuing three decades, the last 30 years, were around 1.5 percent, well off from the peak. Today the equivalent number is only 0.33 percent! If gold and precious metals are able to recover to just 65 percent of the three-decade median, it would result in a tripling of demand for gold and precious metals equities in the largest consumer market in the world. …”
Is the Smart Money ready to bet on Gold? ~ link ~
However, as Dana Lyons notes, this week saw another 'historic' shift in gold positioning as commercial hedgers shifted to the least hedged since 2001... so the 'fast' money is chasing momentum and the 'smart' money is lifting hedges into them.
It’s no secret that commodities have taken a drubbing during the deflationary spiral over the past year. And precious metals have been right up front in this beating. This includes gold, which has lost over 40% of its value the past 4 years. So needless to say, there has not been much good news on that front. However, as we touched on in a piece two weeks ago, there are signs beginning to pop up that may provide a glimmer of hope for gold bugs. In dollar terms, the price of gold continues to leak, offering very little evidence of any impending stability or bounce. On the other hand, in Euro terms, gold prices reached a key juncture a few weeks ago, as outlined in that previous post. And while no bounce has materialized as of yet, gold has at least held at the level we noted.
Massive Toxic Algae Bloom Across Pacific Ocean ~ link ~ You can count on the fact that the MSM will NOT draw any connection to the mega-disaster at Fukushima!!! Stirling
An unprecedented bloom of toxic algae that spreads thousands of miles across the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada is raising concerns for health and massive economic loss through the closing of fisheries.The massive algae bloom emerged in May and spans from the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California to Alaska's Aleutian Islands. "It's just lurking there," said Vera Trainer, research oceanographer with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Washington State, talking to Reuters. "It's the longest lasting, highest toxicity and densest bloom that we've ever seen."
The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is receiving multiple reports indicating a significant increase in dead and dying birds found on beaches in the Homer area over the last two weeks. The reports are coming from beach walkers and local citizen scientists dedicated to surveying sea bird populations. Leslie Slater is the Gulf of Alaska Unit Biologist for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. She says the number of birds reported is in the dozens.
“What we’re seeing more precisely is that birds seem to be starving. That’s sort of the ultimate cause of their deaths but something might be happening before that. We might be having a PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) outbreak or another situation called domoic acid where these biotoxins can build up through the food chain and ultimately cause the deaths of these birds.”
These deaths don’t seem to be isolated to Homer’s beaches. There are reports of similar deaths down the Alaska Peninsula and the eastern edge of the Aleutians. Slater says it’s possible they could be related to dead whales found near Kodiak. To narrow down causes of death Slater says the refuge will send carcasses of Homer’s birds to the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
California State Senator Richard Pan: The 'Mercury Joker' ~ link ~
From time to time, the evil nature and deeds of a particular individual rise to the level of such absurdity that a supervillain nickname becomes inevitable.
Today, we hilariously adorn Calif. Sen. Richard Pan with the monitor, "The Mercury Joker." Here's a summary of just a few of the evil deeds Richard Pan, a doctor with ties to the AMA and CDC, has committed:
Carrying out the job that Big Pharma paid him to do -- which we recently proved by publishing information about the industry cash he's received -- Senator Richard Pan recently posted a Facebook status citing a completely fraudulent article denying the existence of mercury in vaccines, which also made blatantly false statements about Natural News' Mike Adams.
Of course proponents of this new “gene drive” technology being rolled out in the GMO arena claim it is supposed to revolutionize everything and make the world a wonderful place where we can all skip merrily through a wheat field with a basket of Labrador retriever puppies wearing little bows around their necks like a Hallmark card calendar shoot.
But “gene drive” tech was built specifically to spread rapidly throughout the population wherever it is used like a virus. This means if a mad scientist or, say, an evil global multi-billion-dollar megacorporation hell bent on destroying all natural crop species so it can takeover and force the entire world to be dependent on its patented GMO technology gets hold of this “gene drive” technology, it can, in effect, be turned into a bio-weapon.
Scotland moves to ban the cultivation of GMOs ~ link ~ Way to Go Scotland!!!
Tim Earl of Stirling
Local officials in Scotland have announced new decision to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops as per European Union’s regulations. The decision was announced on Sunday, with Scottish officials noting that the decision was in line with regulations introduced by EU earlier this year, AFP reported.
Donald Trump - A different shade of Green ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ and this ~ link ~ Interesting article! Stirling
You live in a nation run by Idiots if ... ~ link ~
We truly live in a country run by idiots. The contradictions between common sense and government actions are just too many to have happened by accident or chance. But perhaps the leaders are not the idiots. Maybe the people tolerating such leaders and laws are the true idiots.
What follows is a contrast between common folk wisdom and what Washington considers wisdom. These contradictions are inconvenient for government, threatening to reveal their incompetence or hidden agenda. The author of this piece is unknown although it sounds like something that could have come from Jeff Foxworthy who popularized this presentation style.
Nagasaki pensioner shows off the remains of his ribs and horrific wounds ~ link ~ Seventy years to the day, and still we seem as a race of beings NOT to have learned anything!!! Stirling
70 Years of the Korean War ~ link ~
It was the day after the death blow to Nagasaki, 70 years ago, that the victors of the most awesomest war ever chose to create a division of Korea along the 38th parallel — a line that would be revered as a holy thing when North Korean troops later came across it, but dismissed as “imaginary” when U.S. troops crossed it heading north.
The Korean war was to World War II what the anthrax letters were to 9-11 — without it sanity had a real chance; militarism was being scaled back drastically until the Korean war created the excuse for the permanent imperial war economy; but almost nobody even recalls what happened. Even Dean Acheson, who had imposed sanctions on Japan that led to Pearl Harbor and whose decision it was to fight a horrible war in Korea, is almost unknown. In part this is because the war coincided with McCarthyism, and few dared speak the truth about it at the time. In part it is because remembering it brings predominantly shame and disgust.