Daily Mail - Money
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Washingtons Blog
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Murder is murder, after all, even I would bet Steinbeck might agree when a flying robot is used. But the idea that today Norwegian villagers occupied by German troops would be wisest to engage in assassination, as opposed to mass non-violent resistance live streamed on the internet, seems hopelessly outdated. If we want to resist strategically, if we want to transform positively, we will have to update our toolkit dramatically. Looking back at how people thought 75 years ago should serve us primarily as an inspiring reminder of how far we've come, and thereby as an indication of how much further we can go in changing the way we think and act. The permanent military state into which Trump now wants to dump 65% of discretionary spending was begun by people who basically didn't know any more about how societies can work than Aristotle knew about evolution.
The Event Chronicle
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They are well on their way but are now running into some major flak on all levels. This major flak is a direct byproduct of the Internet, the New Gutenberg Press and the Alternative News websites that contain the articles and blogs of the new breed of Truth-Warriors. RKM: Rothschild Khazarian Mafia COL: City of London Cronyism: the unfair practice by a powerful person (such as a politician) of giving jobs and other favors to friends and using their high level, powerful connections and personal power to protect their associates and themselves from prosecution by existing laws. Part II In part I, it was pointed out that cronyism in the American Political System is a growing cancer and has fully compromised American Rule of Law and Law Enforcement for members of the Ruling Cabal (aka the .00001). Naturally when one desires to gain membership and then climb to a high position in the Ruling Cabal, it is always necessary to use a connection provided by family, associates, colleagues and friends, close educational or fraternity associations, and other elite connections, such as secret societies.
Japan Times
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Daily Mail - Money
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Mondoweiss
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If cold-blooded murder can only be consideredmurder’ by 5% of the Israeli public, then that means that Netanyahu’s claim that “Israeli soldiers are not murderers” must be an overarching axiom. The axiom means that they cannot be – because Azarya’s murder was crystal clear, it can’t get clearer than that. If the soldiers CANNOT be murderers, it must therefore be because those whom they murder are not real humans. This is the rather unmistakable dehumanization that is so characteristic to genocidal societies. The glorification of Azarya has reached unbelievable populistic heights. The supermarket chain Rami Levy recently hosted a campaign featuringElor Azaryashopping bags . The bag has a likeness of Azarya, smiling whilst holding a semi-automatic gun in ready-to-fire position. The text on the bag said “Bag is free. ELOR PAYS FOR US ALL. Happy birthday.
The Event Chronicle
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What’s also interesting about his report, is that it shows just how many UFO sightings occur in the US. Monfort described Americans as “ hilariously more likely to report a UFO sighting than anyone else.” Americans report these objects at a rate that is 300 times the global average. He also found that UFO sightings in the US tend to spike on the 4th of July (for obvious reasons), but that trend has escalated significantly since 2008. According to the maps that he’s published, UFO sightings tend to occur most often in developed Western nations and their neighbors. That would lend credence to the idea that UFOs are either nothing more than a Western cultural phenomena, or perhaps that these objects are top-secret military aircraft built by the world’s most advanced nations. Unless of course aliens just find our high-tech societies more interesting.
The Iran Project
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You are not over them a controller”. The prophets came not to rule people and establish empires, but to unite human beings and instill sympathy, and to spread monotheism, freedom, justice and love across the planet and to endow everyone with them. 8- The laws ruling human societies have been codified by God. Those laws are unalterable. The people who, in their hearts, bear tenderness and love for human beings and strive on the path of serving people, have in fact filled their hearts with love for God and a beautiful fate awaits them, hence being honorable both in this world and in the hereafter. 9- Favoring the interests and satisfaction of the public and nations over the interest and satisfaction of an insatiable minority of tyrants of wealth and power, is a reasonable issue, bringing reputation to the rulers. B. Some points on the status of the USA and Your Excellency’s stances during the election campaign: Mr.
Collective Evolution
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Fake news stories have always been around, but the Age of the Internet has given rise to a whole new form of false information. People write fake stories with headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President, as clickbait. The headlines aren't exposing true news, but rather drawing readers to fake news sites in order to make money through ads. Somewhere along the way, however, the idea that fake news exists became the perfect tool for calling out competitors within the media. And not just competitors, but alternative sites without ulterior motives — except to present information in an unbiased way and force people to think outside the brainwashed boxes they've been carefully placed into by societies' governments, elitists, and more. As if the exhaustion over the fake news epidemic hasn't been enough, it seems now the Russian government has launched its own fake news tracker.
Collective Evolution
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It's no secret that the abuse of and addiction to opioids, including heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers, is a serious global problem harming the social and economic welfare of all societies and the health of many individuals within them. The more loved ones we lose and the more families affected by it, the more we need to take a hard look at some of the biggest culprits behind the problem. Over the past 25 years in the U.S., the total number of opioid pain relievers prescribed has escalated dramatically. In fact, the amount of prescriptions for opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone increased from 76 million in 1991 to nearly 207 million in 2013 . This greater availability is a massive problem, and the finger has largely been pointed at doctors. Why? Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains: The fact is, we have accepted the tall tales and Pollyannaish promises of what these medications could do for too long.
Mondoweiss
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The Sun Daily - Business
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China Daily
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Red Cross societies and their staff members will be held accountable if they do not provide donors with feedback-on how their money was spent, according to a draft revision to the Red Cross Society Law.
BoingBoing
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Stanford history and classics professor Walter Scheidel writes in the Atlantic that the only reliable ways for unequal societies to become more equal is to suffer catastrophes that upend the order of things; Scheidel concludes that our modern, unequal state may not be able to avail itself of a convenient catastrophe for this purpose because "Technology has made mass warfare obsolete; violent, redistributive revolution has lost its appeal; most states are more resilient than they used to be; and advances in genetics will help humanity ward off novel germs." (more)
Washingtons Blog
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S. troops and missiles on and near Russia’s borders. The U.S. government even publicly celebrated its propaganda-success. Manipulating the public in a ‘democracy’ has become so much of a science, so that a person can reasonably doubt whether democracy, in even the limited extents to which it has existed in the past, possesses any realistic meaning in today’s world — or (if so) what meaning. The basic theories of politics and understandings of ideology — everything that employs the conceptdemocracy” — are false now, even if they werent false earlier, when ‘democraciesroutinely included societies such as ancient Athens , where the majority of citizens owned one or more slaves. Where lies (deceptions) reign, what meaning has ‘democracy’? Has it become merely one more lie? This is a serious question . ————— Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of Theyre Not Even Close: The Democratic vs.
Voice Of America
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In Indonesia, Amnesty said despite a commitment to resolve past cases of human rights violations, there continued to be "reports of rights violations by security forces, including unlawful killings and the use of excessive or unnecessary force." ICJ’s Zafiri says while he remains "optimistic" of long term improvements, the region’s immediate outlook remained challenging. "What worries me now is that we’re actually seeing governments just even challenging the relevance of human rights to improving their societies," he said. "And that’s certainly something that suggests a weakening of this global legal framework that we worked so hard to create and establish."
The Herald
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THERE was a point in the late summer of 2014 when it became almost an expectation among Scottish independence supporters that anyone whose priority was social justice would vote Yes. The Scottish Government’s White Paper listed a range of policies the then First Minister Alex Salmond said would address the “damage caused by the vast social disparities which have seen the UK become one of the most unequal societies in the developed world”.
Informed Comment
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When societies fracture as Iraqs did, often enough the worst among us rise to the occasion. As the poet William Butler Yeats so famously put it, Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. Furthermore, the invasion played directly into Osama bin Ladens hands, fueling his narrative of an American war on Islam. In the process, the U.S. also destabilized Iraqs neighbors and the region, spreading extremists to Syria and elsewhere. That David Petraeuss surge worked is perhaps the greatest myth of all. It was true that the steps he took resulted in a decrease in violence after 2007, largely because he paid off the Sunni tribes, not because of the modest U.
SiteProNews
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Especially we in highly technologized societies are urged to give the basic trade-offs of the humanitytechnology relationship far more attention. Taking the cultural blind eye we’ve developed towards technology’s nature and turning it into a seeing one must be our first step in addressing this great challenge. James Heim graduated from the University of Zurich and has worked with a Swiss foundation to bring technology companies to Switzerland. His work in this field, along with his close connection to nature, informed the research for his book Voluntary Enslavement: Technology’s Fast Development Reduces Diversity and Freedom . The post Technology – a ‘Giving Tree’? appeared first on SiteProNews .
The Sun Daily
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Washingtons Blog
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People will not accept that important decisions that affect them directly are taken by anonymousactors’ somewhere far away, unless this promises and delivers them very concrete and tangible benefits. In fact, many have lost all faith in the whole idea, and that’s why we have Trump and Brexit in the first place. This turn inward -protectionism if you will-, in the UK, US and many other places, is an inevitable development that follows from declining growth and soaring debt. Entire societies will have to be re-built from the ground up, and people will want to do that themselves, not have it dictated by strangers. At the same time, of course, those who profit most from centralization want that to continue. They can’t, but they will try, and hard. Equally important, people who wish to try and save existingcentral institutions’ for less selfish and more peaceful reasons should think twice, because they will fail too.
Futurity
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My number one piece of advice though would be to see what respected scientific societies like the US National Academy of Sciences or the British Royal Society have to say about a specific topic, he says. These societies frequently create reports around the current state of science and by reviewing these reports, people can avoid being misled by individual scientists who might hold eccentric views. Source: Michigan State University The post Learn to spot alternative facts' in science appeared first on Futurity .
BBC Parliament
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Why is it so important the registers are publicly available? Because it's the only way that people in developing countries can access the information in a proper way, and secondly, it allows law agencies and civil societies to interrogate data like they have with the Panama papers.
Daily Mail - Science
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