Friday, December 2, 2016
Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
Holy Shroud of Turin
prayer to St. Michel the Archangel - video ~ link
ORTHODOX CHERUBIM HYMN - video ~ link
Ava Maria - video ~ link
Ava Maria - video ~ link
Pray for Peace
Young woman in Saudi Arabia is facing calls for her execution after being photographed without a hijab ~ link ~ We need to consider economic sanctions against nations that abuse the human rights of people! Making over half of the population wear 'dark ages' hijabs is outrageous and has no place in the 21st Century!!! Stirling
US Navy's Littoral Combat Ships have a 'near-zero' chance of completing a 30-day mission ~ link ~ also see ~ link ~ I have not always agreed with Senator McCain or Senator Graham, but I think that they are totally right about the mess in R&D and procurement in the Dept. of Defense. We pay hundreds of millions and billions of dollars to develop and build new ships and warplanes and we are increasingly getting just about NOTHING for our money. This is a story of two graphs: One, the cost graft, going sky high; The other, the delivered and workable product, going through the floor. Even the richest nation on Earth cannot afford this crap! We pay defense contractors to screw up royally, and we pay them to fix their screw ups, and then we pay them to fix their 'fixes', etc., etc. They rake in big bucks and there is no real downside for them. Just as those managers in the DOD, both in uniform and civilians, never lose their jobs or face any downside no matter how screwy they perform! The problem is that too many in the defense industry and in the DOD see Uncle Sam as 'Uncle Sugar' and that needs to stop and stop hard & fast!!! We also need to turn our nation's creative forces open in the defense area, instead of allowing a few mega defense contractors to call all the shots and keep key breakthrough technologies buried because they come from innovative small firms outside of the defense industry 'cabal'!!! Stirling
The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program is behind schedule, hundreds of millions over budget, and incapable of conducting most of the basic missions it was intended to carry out. Senators on Thursday said they wanted to know why.
"Like so many major programs that preceded it, LCS's failure followed predictably from an inability to define and stabilize requirements, unrealistic initial cost estimates, and unreliable assessments of technical and integration risk, made worse by repeatedly buying ships and mission packages before proving they are effective and can be operated together," said Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., told Pentagon witnesses during a hearing. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was more blunt. "The process is completely broken. If you want this to stop, somebody needs to get fired."
The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda ~ link ~ Mostly crap from the Globalist MSM and Globalist Clinton Campaign!!! Stirling
Trumpist: Italian Populists are Expected to Defeat Referendum - EU Crisis Looms ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ The Globalists are about to take another massive hit!!! Stirling
Over this weekend, Italy will vote on a referendum that, if passed, will give the government sweeping powers to enact radical change. According to the latest polls, the referendum is expected to fail -- which might then pave the way for the nationalist Five Star Movement party to form a government -- who literally hate the EU.
Similar to what we experienced here with Trump v Clinton, Italian liberals are out in force -- demonizing the right wingers who will vote against the referendum, calling them 'Trumpistis" -- accusing them of spreading pro-Russian fake news. Sound familiar? source: NY Times/Fortune
Trumpest?: Gambia's Adama Barrow says shock win heralds 'new hope' for nation ~ link ~
Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country.
Mr Barrow, 51, who has never held political office, won Thursday's election with 45.5% of the vote.
Trumpest?: Iceland Election: Pirate Party asked to attempt to form Government ~ link ~
Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party has been asked by the president to try to form a new government, following October's snap elections.
President Gudni Johannesson made the announcement after talks with Pirates head Birgitta Jonsdottir.
US House of Representatives quietly passes a Bil Targeting "Russian Propaganda" websites ~ link ~ The Globalists are showing their true fascist & communist tendencies!!! They 'conveniently' forget about Freedom of Speech and the US Constitution!!! Stirling
VP-Elect Mike Pence lays out an Aggressive Agenda for First 100 days ~ link ~
Coming off the the "Thank Your Tour" that got started yesterday with stops in Indiana and Ohio, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss the new administration's aggressive plans for the first 100 days in office. Pence said the new team plans for a "burst of activity" right out of the gate and said "the only thing that will surprise them is that Washington, D.C., is going to get an awful lot done in a short period of time."
Donald Trump and his backers have launched formal legal bids to stop recounts in, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan that are being pushed for by failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Lawyers for Trump's campaign have entered arguments in Pennsylvania and Michigan - calling Stein's quest a 'farce' - and in the latter, the state attorney general has filed to stop the recount effort he says 'abuses the intent of Michigan law'.
China test-fires TEN DF-21 IRBMs ~ link ~ China reminds me of Japan in the 1930s ... getting too big for its britches ... dangerously so!!! Stirling
China’s military conducted a salvo of 10 missile flight tests late last month in a show of force during the transition to the Donald Trump administration.
Chinese state media reported Thursday that the simultaneous flight tests of 10 DF-21 intermediate-range ballistic missiles were carried out in China. The missiles “can destroy U.S. Asia-Pacific bases at any time,” the dispatch from the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Hawaii's forecast: Icy and dangerous conditions ~ link ~ also see ~ link ~ Calling Al Gore...calling Al Gore! Stirling
Plans for a Moon Village are winning worldwide support ~ link ~
Futuristic plans for a "moon village" proposed by the European Space Agency (Esa) are winning support from around the world.
The idea is to set up a permanent human outpost on the moon that will be a base for science, business, mining and even tourism.