7 Jan 2012

On the Edge with Dr Paul Craig Roberts

Further informations about Max, Paul and topics addressed are available in play lits on my channel anc complementary video responses. Mirroredhttp://www.youtube.com/user/PressTVGlobalNews "In this edition of the show Max interviews Paul Craig Roberts, Economist & Author. He talks about the rampant and increasingly blatant banking frauds in the US and around the world. Paul Craig Roberts is an economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as a co-founder of Reaganomics." Source

Spiral of debt towards the paranormal. All paper bugs must die! UK Property Market Doomed. Max Keiser Update

Morris - Syria Will go to War with Israel

IMO Syria is buying time preparing for war, but the growing internal attacks will force its hand to act more quickly.
Syria is not making threats, the one reportedly by Assad on Israel was not real, he explained all the hours required to get the troops to the Golan, that is not a real threat. And the very absence of threats makes War more likely.
Iran and Russia would lose a lot if they lost Syria, so they too may be being forced to act in support in the event of conflict. Source

US aid embargo pulls plug on Palestinian ‘Sesame Street’

An iconic Palestinian children’s program modelled on the popular US show Sesame Street is under threat following America’s decision to freeze nearly US $200 million of aid to Palestine following its accession to the UN cultural body, UNESCO. The Palestinians have long sought to establish a sovereign state based on Israel’s 1967 borders, which would include the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. However, after decades of peace talks failed to produce a result, President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas sought to kick start the process by applying for full UN membership on September 23, 2011.
In October 2011, the Palestinian drive for statehood was advanced further when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to admit Palestine. With 107 voting yes, 14 voting no, and 52 abstaining, it was the first time Palestinians had achieved full membership status within a UN body. However punitive action from the US, which is firmly against Palestinian statehood, followed swiftly, as US aid essential to the maintenance of hospitals, education, and government ministries was cut off. From 2008-2011, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) gave $2.5 million to the Palestinian Sesame Street – known in Arabic as Sharaa Simsim – covering nearly the entire budget, the program’s executive producer, Daoud Kuttab, said. USAID was scheduled to issue another $2.5 million grant to Sharaa Simsim to last until 2014. But in early October, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced a bill that would require the UN to adopt a voluntary budget model where countries selectively fund UN agencies rather than according to a set formula. Under the new bill, a hold has been placed on $192 million in funding to USAID for programs in the West Bank and Gaza. Ros-Lehtinen confirmed this was in reaction to the Palestinian appeal to the UN to admit it as a full member state. The US and Israel oppose the move, saying a Palestinian state can only come about through negotiations. Sharaa Simsim debuted in 1996 and has produced five seasons since. The main characters – Haneen, a red-headed orange Muppet, and the green rooster Kareem – have become household names for Palestinian children. Actor Rajai Sandouka, who plays the rooster Kareem, is working as a freelance theater actor and drama teacher while he waits for the latest freeze to be lifted. He says kids recognize his voice when he is on stage, whatever role he is playing. Sharaa Simsim was supposed to start production of a new series in October, but Kuttab says the show will now not air in 2012. "If we had funding, we would be writing scripts, we would be reviewing scripts, we would be hiring filmmakers to produce the videos," said Kuttab. Sharaa Simsim’s executive producer says he is using some last-minute funding from the Palestinian Authority to tape small-scale children's programs. Core staff are working on reduced salaries, and freelancers are off the payroll. $40 million of the funding was restored by Congress in December, but it is unlikely any will go to the show. Many essential social programs have applied for funding, including healthcare and humanitarian projects, said a USAID official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of ongoing Congressional debates. Source

FKN NEWZ BEST 2011 part 1

Soldiers Behaving Badly: Infowars

Alex takes a look at abuse in Iraq over the past 8 years and how far the US military has truly fallen.

Gerald Celente - Future Trends - Coast to Coast

The Romney Con

How to Hide from Machines

CV Dazzle is a response. It is a form of expressive interference that combines highly stylized makeup and hair styling with face-detection thwarting designs. CV, or computer vision, Dazzle is an updated version of the original dazzle camouflage from WWI, which was used to protect warships from submarine attacks. Like the original dazzle war paint, CV Dazzle is an unobvious style of camouflage because its eye-catching patterns and colors draw attention instead of hiding from it. As decoration, CV Dazzle can be boldly applied as hair styling or makeup, or together in combination with accessories. 

As camouflage, this facial markup works to protect against automated face detection and recognition systems by altering the contrast and spatial relationship of key facial features. The variations are limitless. Source/full story
1. Avoid enhancers
       They amplify key facial features.
2. Partially obscure the nosebridge area
       The region where the nose, eyes, and forehead intersect is a key facial feature.
3. Partially obscure the ocular region
       The position and darkness of eyes is a key facial feature.
4. Remain inconspicuous
       For camouflage to function, it must not be perceived as a mask or disguise.

"PEACE IS DANGEROUS" Phil Donahue on Ron Paul & Foreign Policy


What Happened to Regulating the Banks?

Gerry Epstein: Regulations are full of exemptions and overly complicated; stronger reforms and public banking needed Source

Army goes after Ron Paul-supporting soldier

There is a big difference between fighting for America and fighting for democracy. According to the US military, putting your life on the line for the country is an act of courage. Voicing your political opinion, however, is an absolute no-no. Before Ron Paul came in a close third at the Iowa caucus, CNN cameras caught up with Jesse Thorsen, a serviceman with the Army Reserves. As RT reported earlier this week, however, the live interview from Iowa was abruptly halted just as Cpl. Thorsen began praising Ron Paul for his campaign for the Republican Party nomination and the promises he vows to make as president. Later that evening, Paul welcomed Thorsen onto the stage to finish speaking so the rest of America could hear his message of support that was aborted during the live broadcast. Supporting Ron Paul, says the Army, can be a bit of a problem. Attending a partisan political event while clad in military garb is a violation of Defense Department rules, says the Pentagon. Although Thorsen was allowed to wear his uniform on the battlefield, doing so at Ron Paul headquarters on national television is against the rules. Now the DoD says that they are investigating the soldier as they determine how to handle the case. According to a spokeswoman for the armed forces branch, Thorsen "stands alone in his opinions regarding his political affiliation and beliefs, and his statements and beliefs in no way reflect that of the Army Reserve.”
Thorsen shared on television live from Ankeny, Iowa during the caucus that Paul should be saluted for his stance on foreign policy, which affects him as an active duty soldier. "His foreign policy is by far, hands down, better than any candidate's out there, and I'm sure you all know that. We don't need to be picking fights overseas and I think everybody else knows that too,” said Thorsen.
Paul has stood out among GOP hopefuls as the one candidate adamantly opposed to continuing immense and costly military operations overseas. The congressman himself served in the United States Air Force in the 1960s before entering medicine and eventually politics. Source

Jeff Monson: Anarchy is America's solution

With the 2012 presidential election less than a year away, everyone is looking for ways to turn around America with an array of promises on the campaign trail that seemingly give each politician added credence over the others. Radical times may call for radical ideas. But for Jeff Monson and likeminded others, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to examine that society could better itself if it tried, in turn propelling America’s economy out of the dumps and towards a future full of prospect. “I think the first thing we need to do is socialize things,” said Monson, who calls himself an anarchist but is perhaps best known outside of politics but in the realm of sports. Monson, 40, is an American mixed martial artist that holds multiple titles across the globe for his athleticism. Currently, Monson holds the world heavyweight championship title in the International Sport Karate Association. To the fighter, if America reexamined entities made available to the public and offered more fair and affordable services, society would see an improvement. Roadblocks line the way to that future, however, and Monson says that one of the biggest is the role that big corporations play in the American way of live. President Obama may have campaigned on promises thought to be capable, but Monson says the commander-in-chief has since run into a brick wall. “Now he has to sacrifice a lot of his ideas,” Monson told RT. Although he may have had best intentions at first, politics in America are bought and sold by the corporations, said the fighter. “You have to get all those people out,” he said. “You have to get the people to make a decision. We live in a Democracy, supposedly, but it’s not really a Democracy—it’s a corpocracy.” Obama, said Monson, came into the White House with a lot of promise. Without the success of big business, however, the president’s campaign in 2008 couldn’t have come through. “He had to take a lot of heat (and) earn more money for his campaign than any other president in history,” said Monson. Now those big-money backers that helped put Obama in the White House “want something in return for their contributions.” “He was the best candidate for what the corporations thought they could get,” said Monson. “He’s in there and he owes them and he’s kind of running into a brick wall. The corporations really run this country.” Monson says that his ideas for America involve his personal ethos, anarchism, but the media often portrays such a notion as one too radical to be a reality. The wrestler revealed to RT, however, that “really, anarchy to me means everybody has absolute freedom.” “What I think is the worst thing,” said Monson, is “people in the United States and around the world can’t do what they want to do with their life.” “Actually contributing to society,” he added, “we waste our potential as human beings and I think that is the biggest crime of what we call capitalism.” Also going to waste, said Monson, is the voice of each American, a mistake that is made by voting in officials unrepresentative of what the country needs. When you vote, you’re putting someone else’s idea of what should be instead of your own,” said Monson. “You are giving someone else permission to make decisions for me. It’s strange to me that people would give that kind of power to someone else.” Source

Silent spring: Press gagged over Iraqi protests

Iraq’s decade of conflict was meant to herald a move to democracy.But freedom of speech appears a long way off in a country where journalists say they are routinely imprisoned, beaten or simply killed by the forces of the state.

This spring Iraqis, inspired by their neighbours in other Arab countries, began protesting against their government. They gathered in a square in Baghdad which shares its name with Cairo’s iconic counterpart – Tahrir. But Iraqi journalists trying to cover the protests were all but silenced by government security forces.Since the last American troops left Iraq, the country has had to face the task of managing its own affairs, but the consequences are proving fatal for some. Joe Stork, a Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division, says journalists are an“endangered species” in today’s Iraq. “There seems to be a high level of intolerance for dissent, or for public criticism of either government policies, or of particular leaders,” he said. Yousif Al-Timimi, a freelance journalist, showed RT some shocking YouTube footage from the protests this February that explicitly shows Iraqi security forces targeting him because he is a journalist. He shouts “Sahafa” which is Arabic for journalist over and over again, but it only makes the police more violent. “Three or four or five riot police were around me. One of them slapped me in the head. Another one kicked me in the butt, and they kinda grabbed me fast,” Al-Timimi told RT. Yousif managed to escape arrest thanks to two foreign journalists who intervened, but since the arrest of one of his colleagues, he has stopped covering the protests altogether. “It became hard for journalists to go to Tahrir Square. I myself, I don’t go there. I stopped going there a long time ago, not because… I’m scared. I’m worried to be arrested. I’m worried to be mistreated,” he says. RT tried to speak to some of the journalists who had been arrested in Baghdad, but they were all too afraid to appear on camera. So the crew headed to the more peaceful Kurdish region to see if the situation was any better. RT’s Sebastian Meyer met Ahmen, a young photographer who was arrested while covering similar protests in the Kurdish region. But after the interview he called Sebastian to tell him he was scared of reprisals from the government and asked to blur his face and change his name. After his arrest in April, Ahmed was imprisoned for four days and tortured. “Then six men came to the room and started to shout at me and beat me with cables. Then they electrocuted me. They wanted me to admit that I hadn’t been at the protests,” Ahmed told RT. When he was finally released after four days, a friend took pictures of his wounds and published them in a local magazine. Immediately, Ahmed was re-arrested as a punishment for publicizing his arrest. Back in Baghdad, government spokesman Ali Dabbagh admitted to RT that individuals in the Iraqi government were indeed using their powers to silence the press. “This is not protected by the government. The government is against anything and you can see that there are people in the Ministry of the Interior, for example, they are misusing their power against citizens and against journalists. They keep accounts and some of them have been fired,” he said. Almost nine years after the invasion, US troops have left Iraq, but what of the country they have left behind? With politicians using the security forces to silence journalists, it appears that Iraq lacks any credible press freedom, a freedom that is essential to any democratic country. Source

There Is An Agenda To Strip Liberty and Democracy From People - Nigel Farage

"There Is An Agenda To Strip Liberty and Democracy From People and that's horrifying!" Nothing has improved after quiet Christmas. "I hope countries will get their currency, their democracy back." "Bully boys in USA may cause European Revolutions and extreme right wing politics."

A Nightmare on Wall Street...

Watch and share this video presented by the National Nurses United promoting a financial transaction tax on Wall Street trading to help restore the economy. The video portrays a banker whose greed contributes to the economic meltdown of a nation, resulting in lost pensions and jobs, as well as home foreclosures, and financial ruin for many Americans. The entertaining video short is inspired by The Twilight Zone, an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. Source