Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gorbachev Warns Of Risk Of US-Russia Armed Conflict

The last Soviet leader has accused the US of pushing Russia into a new Cold War that could lead to an armed conflict.
Press TV: "America... has already drawn us into a new Cold War," Mikhail Gorbachev said in an interview published on Thursday.
He added that “I can't say for sure that a Cold War won't lead to a 'hot' one. I fear they could take the risk."
"Today, we keep hearing all the time about sanctions in relations to Russia both from America and the European Union. Have they entirely lost their minds? America has ‘totally lost its way in the jungles’ and is dragging us there as well," he told the Interfax news agency.
The last Soviet leader added that the gap between the West and Russia are “too wide. And, regrettably, it is not getting any narrower. Rather, it keeps growing even further!"
He has also in the past criticized the West for what he called their short-sighted policies on major global issues.
Gorbachev said the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine have proven the West’s incompetence in its claim to resolve global issues.

“Mother Jones” Betrays Legacy Of Mary Harris Jones

By : Mother Jones did a 6000 word piece on the Men’s Human Rights Movement and got it wrong in so many ways, and left out so much crucial information, it’s hard to know what to say. Here’s a comment I left on the article:
The namesake of this magazine is Mary (Mother) Jones, a woman who stood up for the rights of men. ​Her husband was an ironworker and organizer of the National Union of Iron Moulders. After​ his early death Mother Jones honored her husband by becoming a highly successful union organizer fighting for the rights of working men. She dedicated her life to helping men get a fair deal and did so with great gusto and aplomb. Far from a suffragette she is often quoted as having said You don’t need the vote to raise hell.”
The irony of this article is overwhelming.
​The real Mother Jones fought for the rights of men who worked in the death professions. That is, those jobs that have a very high mortality rate. The jobs that are populated almost entirely by men who are sacrificing their own safety in order to provide for their families and loved ones. Workplace death is actually one of the many men’s issues that the author omitted from bringing up in this article. Rather than compliment the people who are working towards helping with this issue and these men her article instead attempts to denigrate and marginalize those working for the human rights of men and boys by name calling those folks haters and trolls. I do wonder if Ms. Blake thinks of Mother Jones as a hater and troll?

Gold And The Fed's Failed 'Utopian Dream'

By Ron Paul: Over the last 100 years the Fed has had many mandates and policy changes in its pursuit of becoming the chief central economic planner for the United States. Not only has it pursued this utopian dream of planning the US economy and financing every boondoggle conceivable in the welfare/warfare state, it has become the manipulator of the premier world reserve currency.
As Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke explained to me, the once profoundly successful world currency – gold – was no longer money. This meant that he believed, and the world has accepted, the fiat dollar as the most important currency of the world, and the US has the privilege and responsibility for managing it. He might even believe, along with his Fed colleagues, both past and present, that the fiat dollar will replace gold for millennia to come. I remain unconvinced.

At its inception the Fed got its marching orders: to become the ultimate lender of last resort to banks and business interests. And to do that it needed an “elastic” currency.  The supporters of the new central bank in 1913 were well aware that commodity money did not “stretch” enough to satisfy the politician’s appetite for welfare and war spending. A printing press and computer, along with the removal of the gold standard, would eventually provide the tools for a worldwide fiat currency. We’ve been there since 1971 and the results are not good.

Spain Furious With Israeli Regime For Murdering Their Peacekeeper

Spain has held the terrorist Tel Aviv regime accountable for the murder of a Spanish peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) during an exchange of fire between Israeli forces and freedom fighters from Lebanon’s heroic Hezbollah anti-apartheid resistance movement. 
Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: "It was because of this escalation of violence and it came from the Israeli side," Spanish Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi told reporters in New York on Wednesday. 
Marchesi further noted that his country demands full investigation into the killing. 
The Spanish defense ministry said in a statement that 36-year-old Corporal Francisco Javier Soria Toledo "died this [Wednesday] morning during incidents between Hezbollah and the Israeli army in the area of responsibility of the Spanish contingent." 
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed on Twitter his "great sadness at the death of a Spanish soldier in Lebanon." 
The Security Council also condemned the peacekeeper's death in its strongest terms, and extended its sincere sympathies.

Men Must Prove A Woman Said 'Yes' Under New Radical Feminist Misandric UK Rape Rules

WD: As we have been saying for years, men and boys, ABR for your own protection.
New radical feminist guidance will be issued to all UK police forces and prosecutors as part of a misandric 'toolkit' to keep rape investigations a male only crime and the onus on men.
By Gordon Rayner and Bill Gardner, The Telegraph's resident white knight manginas Men accused of date rape will be presumed guilty and need to convince police that a woman consented to sex as part of a major change in the way sex offences are investigated.
The Director of Public Prosecutions said it was time for the legal system to move beyond the concept of no means no

Feminism, The Velvet Triangle And India’s Policy Making

By : How did feminists invade India’s policy making mechanism? Can we can prevent them from getting more space? These are the questions that vex India’s men’s rights activists.
India chose to be a planned economy after Independence and a planning commission was established. The planning commission held sway over public policy matters till recently when the planning commission was abandoned for NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).
A glance into successive plans shows how feminists have slowly made their way into India’s policy making commission. Instead of growth for the entire population, these plans seem to have a special place for women, though strangely they do not have similar schemes for men.
Plan Activity Approach
First Five-Year Plan:  Set up the Central Social Welfare Board  to work through voluntary organizations and charitable trusts.
Second Plan: Support the development of Mahila Mandals (Women’s Groups) to work at the grassroots level to foster rural development.
Third and Fourth Plan: Provide for women’s education and pre-natal and child health services. Target women for family planning and social services sector. Provide supplementary feeding for children, nursing and expectant mothers.

The New Greek Government Arrives In Its Residence: Finds No Power, No Wifi Password And No Toilet Soap

Things in Greece are bad. So bad, that the outgoing government of Antonis Samaras decided to not only leave the new inhabitants of the official residence of the Greek prime minister, the Maximos Mansion, without power, and without the WiFi password, but they decided to "borrow" all the soap in the toilet as well. More from Spiegel, google translated:

"We sit in the dark. We have no internet, no email, no way to communicate with each other", said an employee of the Office, who has worked for various government for years. "That's never happened before." It shows that Samaras' team have "no manners and no decency."

Because of blackouts in the Maximos Mansion the official website of the Greek Prime Minister still shows the image and the resume of Samaras - even though since Monday, the left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is the head of government in Athens.

It was the first time that a government handover has been so bitter, said the office staff to SPIEGEL ONLINE. "Everything was seamless and worked under Mr Samaras but he would not let Mr Tsipras benefit."

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Privatize Marriage!

By In the American state of Oklahoma, Todd Russ has filed a bill that would abolish marriage certificates altogether in the state with a population the size of Ilfov county including Bucharest (3.8M).
The motivation behind the legislative project is rather complicated and it has a lot to do with the insistence of some courts to legalize same-sex marriage despite a state-wide referendum rejecting the idea. But that’s less relevant. What’s more relevant is Todd Russ’ statement which reads: "Marriages are not supposed to be a government thing anyway"
 No matter what one might think about Mr. Russ, this statement is not only valid in Oklahoma, but it’s universally valid across the planet.
Historical context
Marriage, throughout almost all of human history, was not the business of the state – but rather a private affair, supervised by a religious institution in most cases.
We say in most cases because, for instance, in the Romanian territories in the 17th century and even up until after the formation of modern Romania in the 19th century, the word “family” doesn’t appear at all in the state’s laws and it’s barely mentioned in the theology. The family was thought of as being built around a “legitimate couple” – and a couple was deemed “legitimate” if it had the acceptance of its community1. The acceptance by the Church was recommended, but not mandatory.

Let's Tell US Congress Members To Skip Benjamin 'The Butcher Of Gaza' Netanyahu's speech!

Last week House Speaker John Boehner went behind President Obama’s back to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress. Let's tell Congress members to skip the speech!
If you're from the United States, email Congress.

Everyone, sign the petition.

Unless we raise our voices now, Prime Minister Netanyahu, who continues to obstruct progress towards a just peace, will be handed a high-profile platform on March 3 to promote war — using bigoted rhetoric, deception and outright lies.

Join us in raising our voices to protest Netanyahu’s speech, not because it’s a partisan snub, nor because the date is close to the Israeli elections, but because Netanyahu is going to Washington to undermine the U.S. strategy of diplomacy with Iran.

Instead of letting diplomacy work, Netanyahu wants the U.S. to impose harsher sanctions on Iran, all but ensuring that talks collapse and increasing the risk of war. Please join RootsAction, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation in saying "Skip The Speech!"

If It Bleeds, It Leads - Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert and Ricardo S Pliego

The significance of Teotihuacan to the modern era of semi-divine elite hoarding wealth during a time of financial crop failures and lending droughts. In the second half, Max interviews media, retail and banking tycoon, Ricardo Salinas Pliego about ending prohibition, a buffet of ideas at the Festival of Ideas and the news business mantra of “if it bleeds, it leads” leading to the bad PR of Mexico. Finally, Max puts him in the ‘shark tank’ to pitch Mexico to China which has $250 billion to spend in the region.

Stranger Gave Mum £10 To Piss Off

MOTHER of three Nikki Hollis was given £10 by a stranger to leave her local pub and take her kids with her. 

TDM: She has since launched a public appeal to track down the stranger so she can shout at him about it being a free fucking country.

The man is described on Hollis’ Facebook appeal page as “Early 40s, medium build, and possibly muttering ‘for ‘Christ’s sake’ under his breath”.

Pub regular Wayne Hayes said: “She was just texting her mates as her little ones were arsing about putting peanuts into the fruit machine when this gent pressed a tenner into her hand and pointed at the exit.