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Bashar al-Bastard knows that he is immune. He knows that he is protected by Russia and China. He will continue as long as he has their protection.
Kofi Annan’s peace plan was just breathing space. Once again he has played the world for fools.
6am Tuesday was the deadline, and… nothing. Reports continue to say the “Assad thugs”* are escalating their violence and that fighting in the capital has doubled.
Monday, the day before the ceasefire, has been considered the worst day yet with more than 100 reported dead.
The extra demands by al-Bastard on Sunday were merely a way to sidestep the ceasefire.
Even the Russians are having doubts… “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Syrian government “could have been more active and decisive” in implementing the plan, but that Mr Muallem had assured him Damascus was committed to it.” – BBC News & Here
Syrian assurances mean NOTHING!
“France’s foreign ministry described Mr Muallem’s comments as “a fresh expression of this blatant and unacceptable lie” that Damascus was committed to the Annan plan and urged the international community to react against the “feeling of impunity”.” – BBC News
And the world continues to allow al-Bastard get away with murder. What will it take, another 10,000 Syrians dead before the world realises that al-Bastard is full of shit!
Read on BBC News what the international press are saying.
*One Damascus resident told the BBC that violence in the capital had doubled and that one protest was attacked by “Assad thugs”. – BBC News
So, it’s not all a bed of roses.
Sarkozy simply says what the rest of the world already knew. What was surprising was Obama’s implicit agreement with the statement.
Maybe there are changes afoot. Any disruption of the US – Israeli relation can only be good, not only for the Palestinians, but the American people… the bankers, however, may view it differently.
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I have been off the air for a few days, check the story on Life is But a Labyrinth
Posting will resume, uhm… tomorrow.
Tougher action – including taxing junk food – is needed by all governments if the obesity crisis is going to be tackled, experts say.
The international group of researchers, who have published a series of articles in The Lancet, said no country had yet got to grips with the problem.
They said changes in society meant it was getting harder for people to live healthy lives.
And they warned without state action, health systems could become swamped.
Source: BBCNews Read more
I would go so far as to say that junk food needs to be taxed off the market and taxes removed from foods considered healthy.
There needs to be further investigation into the ‘white liquid’ they sell as milk and the chemical cocktail fruit juices amongst many other evils of the food industry.
As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’, one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties–the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime–is back on the agenda. Canada and Australia are using the Treaty to introduce new invasive, online surveillance laws, many of which go far beyond the Convention’s intended levels of intrusiveness. Negotiated over a decade ago, only 31 of its 47 signatories have ratified it. Many considered the Treaty to be dormant but in recent years a number of countries have been modeling national laws based on the flawed Treaty. Moreover, Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom are amongst those who have ratified within the last year. However, among non-European countries, only the U.S. has ratified the Treaty to date, making Canada and Australia’s efforts unique. The Treaty has not been harmless, and both Australia and Canada are fast-tracking legislation (Australia’s lower house approved a cybercrime bill last night) that will enable them to ratify the Treaty, at great cost to the civil liberties of their citizens.
Leaving out constitutional safeguards…
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation Read more
:: Muammar Gaddafi
“Speaking on a local Tripoli radio station on Wednesday, Col Gaddafi pledged “martyrdom or victory” in the fight against Nato and the Libyan rebels…”
Quote from BBC News Read more
That’s a laugh, he won’t get either. Certainly not victory, and to be considered a martyr one must be fighting for a cause, not some megalomaniac desire for self aggrandisement.
:: Reaping what we Sow
Growing numbers of naughty new entrants being stood down from school for bad behaviour are often undiagnosed with special conditions like ADHD, foetal alcohol syndrome, autism or Asperger’s syndrome, Auckland child educational psychologist Fiona Ayers says.
Ms Ayers, in Queenstown for the New Zealand Psychological Society conference, said children with such conditions were quite hard to parent and often weren’t diagnosed until they were stood down for being disruptive at school.
It appears that we are beginning to reap what we have sown. This report from Stuff.co.nz slams a damning indictment on family values.
The world is becoming a sadder and sorrier state of affairs.
by Phil Taylor
“Psychopaths prefer commerce degrees – that’s the finding of a world-first study examining university students’ personalities and course preferences. Victoria University students with higher scores for psychopathy traits tended to opt to study commerce, with law next most popular. The study of 903 undergraduates found that significantly fewer with high psychopathy scores chose science and fewer still went for arts….
Source: Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly Read more
The reality since Ben Bernanke announced his QE2 policy in August 2010 is:
* Unleaded gas prices are up 45%.
* Heating oil prices are up 46%.
* Corn prices are up 71%.
* Soybean prices are up 26%.
* Rice prices are up 13%.
* Pork prices are up 31%.
* Beef prices are up 25%.
* Coffee prices are up 38%.
* Sugar prices are up 48%.
* Cotton prices are up 13%.
* Gold prices are up 42%.
* Silver prices are up 115%.
* Copper prices are up 23%.
Source: Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly Read the whole sad story
:: Indigenous Bolivians march against Amazon road
Activists say the road will encourage illegal settlement and deforestation.
Isiboro-Secure National Park is home to several isolated tribes.
The protest is an embarrassment for President Evo Morales, who is a prominent advocate of indigenous rights and the protection of “Mother Earth”.
Source: BBC News Read more
:: The Black Swan Is On The Wing
Source: Running ‘Cause I can’t Fly
:: It’s About Time
Yes, it is high time for the world and Americans to show that they will not be subjugated by the ‘fears’ of terrorism promoted by the US government.
|Photo BBC News|
This TSA bullshit has gone on long enough.
Daily horror stories of gropings and indecent assaults in the name of the ‘war against terrorism are now the norm. How long are travelers going to tolerate this?
Read this story on BBC News
Then think about this…
All air traveler’s traveling into, out of and within the USA should think again about air travel.
Tourists and domestic air travelers should boycott airports and air travel totally.
If the Americans want to defeat al -Qaeda, the Taliban or what ever ghost is haunting them, the only way is for the Americans to get out of the middle east where they don’t belong. All this terrorism started when the Americans began meddling in middle eastern affairs and invasions.
:: Sunday Quote
Sir Hugh Orde,
president of the Association of Chief Police Officers
– Said in response to the suggestion that an American adviser from an area with 400 gangs be able to advise the British police on violence.
Source: BBC News Read more
:: Saturday Satire
You read about all these Terrorists most of them came here legally, but they hung around on these expired visas, some for as long as 10-15 years. Now, compare that to Blockbuster; you are two days late with a video and those people are all over you. I think we should put Blockbuster in charge of Immigration & Homeland Security.
:: Another Perspective