Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Who funds the Afghan Taliban? You don’t want to know…

• April, 2010

Who is funding the Afghan Taliban? You don’t want to know KABUL — It is the open secret no one wants to talk about, the unwelcome truth that most prefer to hide. In Afghanistan, one of the richest sources of Taliban funding is the foreign assistance coming into the country. Virtually every major project includes a healthy cut for the insurgents. Call it protection money, call it extortion, or, as the Taliban themselves prefer to term it, “spoils of war,” the fact remains that international

16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

• February, 2010

16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world By Fred Pearce Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen. But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas

Prescription narcotics cause more deaths than both heroin and cocaine

• February, 2010

Prescription narcotics cause more deaths than both heroin and cocaine 2009 by Mike Adams On the heels of the sudden death of celebrity actress Brittany Murphy, people are once again raising the question of just how dangerous prescription drugs might really be. Some are arguing, however, that street drugs are the real danger, not prescription drugs. But the following study demonstrates why prescription drugs are far more dangerous than illegal recreational drugs. According to a new study conducted by physicians at St. Michael’s Hospital and

War Veteran Speech

• December, 2009

American War Veteran Speech .::. <<video>> <<Editors notE>> An amazing war veteran speech containing so much truth and honesty, it would be a crime and very unpatriotic not to listen to message brought by this soldier. Protecting the people against criminals foreign as well as domestic. Hopefully in this way I can add to the spreading of this speech since it is worthwhile to take his words in consideration. May more troopers come forth with the same ideas instead of putting it away in the

British soldier faces 10 years in jail after being arrested during anti-war demonstration

• November, 2009

British soldier faces 10 years in jail after being arrested during anti-war demonstration A soldier facing charges of desertion for refusing to return to Afghanistan has been arrested and charged with five further offences after joining an anti-war demonstration. Lance Corporal Joe Glenton led a protest in London last month against the continued presence of British troops in Afghanistan. He was already facing a court martial but according to the Stop the War Coalition the new charges carry a maximum of 10 years imprisonment. The

Anger at ‘cloak of secrecy’ for Freemason judges

• November, 2009

Anger at ‘cloak of secrecy’ for Freemason judges By Ben Padley, Press Association Tuesday, 10 November 2009 Jack Straw’s decision to no longer force applicants for the judiciary to declare if they are Freemasons was today branded a “disgrace” by a Labour MP. Gordon Prentice (Pendle) said there would again be a “cloak of secrecy” following the move by the Justice Secretary. Mr Straw said last week that a review had shown no evidence of “impropriety or malpractice” as a result of a judge being

Ahmadinejad warns of Weapons of Mass Media

• October, 2009

Ahmadinejad warns of Weapons of Mass Media Sun, 11 Oct 2009 President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Western powers have used full-fledged psychological tactics as a lever to influence nations against their better judgment. Ahmadinejad said some regimes, including those in Israel, are using propaganda campaigns and psychological tactics as their prime weapon-of-choice against other countries. “Once you take away these weapons, there is not much that they can do,” said the Iranian President at a conference on media and psychological war in Tehran on Sunday.

Homeland Security Trains Scouts To Fight Terrorism

• October, 2009

Homeland Security Trains Scouts To Fight Terrorism By JENNIFER STEINHAUER IMPERIAL, Calif. Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor. In a program which officials have described as “about being a true-blooded American”, boys and girls as young as fourteen are being put through their paces by DHS Border Patrol agents. The responding officers

New battery could change world, one house at a time

• August, 2009

New battery could change world, one house at a time Randy Wright – Daily Herald In a modest building on the west side of Salt Lake City, a team of specialists in advanced materials and electrochemistry has produced what could be the single most important breakthrough for clean, alternative energy since Socrates first noted solar heating 2,400 years ago. The prize is the culmination of 10 years of research and testing — a new generation of deep-storage battery that’s small enough, and safe enough, to