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Turkey has scrambled jets after Russian surveillance plane flew along Turkey's Black Sea Coast, shortly after a US destroyer deployed in the area. The report comes amid heightened tension over the crisis in Ukraine. The USS Truxtun passed the Dardanelles strait earlier today on its way to the Black Sea, amid reports that Russia has now 30,000 troops in Crimea. The US Navy said in a statement that the Truxtun would conduct training with Romanian and Bulgarian naval forces.
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We must see the game for what it is. If we remain blind to the process, then it’s our own fault for where we find ourselves and where this country ends up. I didn't write what you’re about to read next, but it bares analysis because there must be some understanding of the process before we can effectively change it into something that works. We have been divided on purpose, while the animals run amok in the House and Senate:
“If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana,... (more)
Please take a moment to digest this provocative article by a Jewish Rabbi from Teaneck, N.J. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey. It was written a couple of years ago but is still very pertinent for today.
It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing. The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats. The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard.
“The most charitable way of... (more)
The morning after the elections, the economy is still deteriorating, the education levels are falling, and the health system is still the worst in the western world. But this does not matter to just over 50% of all Americans whose team has won.
The morning after, the crème de la crème of America, the tri-state area, has not yet recovered from the last storm, many are without electricity and schools are still closed, and the transportation to the heart of America, Manhattan, is barely functioning. Infrastructure in large part of the country is reaching third world quality, and police... (more)
Al-Shabaab, the Somali offshoot of al-Qaeda, has offered a bounty of ten camels to “whoever reveals the hideout of that idiot Obama.” It’s their response to the US State Departments recent announcement of a reward of several million dollars for information on the whereabouts of the movement’s leadership.
I wonder, perhaps, if the Somalis are being a little too generous in their assessment of the beleaguered President’s worth. Ten camels seems excessive for a man who recently said that the American private sector was “doing fine”, a view, I would hazard, not quite in keeping with the... (more)
With the 2012 primary season all said and done save for the nominations at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, we in the U.S. are now faced with having to choose between President Barak Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the highest office in the land. So much is at stake in this election, that a careful review of both men, and what they stand for, should be considered by all voters with the utmost gravity. Starting with Romney, let's have a look at the record, their past history, and where they will most likely lead us.
The Apple That Fell Far From The... (more)
Look at this picture. Can you guess who or what it is? No? Well I’ll tell you – it’s the new face of Greek democracy! His name is George Germenis, a black metal rocker, although he uses the stage name ‘Kaiadas’, after the chasm where Spartans threw deformed babies.
Germenis or Kaiadas – whose next album, incidentally, is called Long Live Death – was thrown into another chasm - the Greek parliament. He is there along with another twenty members of Golden Dawn, an extreme nationalist movement entering the assembly for the first time ever. It won seven percent of the poll in the election... (more)
...some of the most reactionary forces on earth.
The irony is that the poll showed there was serious voter alienation from all of the main political parties, Conservative and Liberal Democrat as well as Labour. Non-Muslims also appear to have voted for Galloway.
In the long run by-elections, no matter how important at the time, never really amount to much, just blips on the radar. This one could have been different, could have shaken the complacency of Westminster. As Andrew Gilligan wrote in the Telegraph, it’s a shame that it has been so thoroughly contaminated by the... (more)
As the far right gasps it's death rattle in what has been the nation's nightmare these past long 10 years and counting, a desperate attempt to extinguish the existence of the poor in this country seems to be at the forefront of every agenda being shoved desperately and maniacally forward by the neo-cons and those who have been led down the aisle of death and destruction with them.
There are still those in America who believe that because one is poor, and receives any sort of public assistance from a government program, they have less rights than other Americans, and must subject themselves... (more)
It was enlightening to see the cheers and claps at last night's Tea Party Republican presidential debate, when Texas Rep. Ron Paul, suggested that it’s not the government’s responsibility to take care of uninsured people even if on their deathbed.
Loud cheers of "yeah!" followed by laughter could be heard in the Expo Hall, in response to the question if he was saying that society should just let the person die?
And if the person cannot afford the insurance?
In the mind of these people, nothing is more sacred than the right to make money – not even the right for life. Under... (more)
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