Monday, August 27, 2012

Award Winning Manga to be Freely Used by Anyone for Anything Anytime, Author Will Not Request Royalties

By : Shuho Sato, the writer of Burakku Jyakku ni Yoroshiku, which commonly translates to “Say Hello to Black Jack,” is planning to make the award winning, 10 million copy selling manga available for free “second use.”
This means that after 15 September anyone in the world will be free to novelize, televise, create merchandise, or in any way adapt the original work for either commercial or non-commercial purposes without having to pay royalties.  This is the latest move in the writer’s quest to find alternatives to the “outdated” model of intellectual property rights.
Earlier this year Sato had severed ties with the original publisher of the Say Hello to Black Jack series and put the works on his own web publishing site MangaonWeb.  Details are yet to be confirmed but Sato is saying that he will not relinquish his copyright, but that he will not enforce it for an indefinite time.
The traditional model of making profit by holding onto a copyright is gradually going stale he said.  I want to explore the possible benefits to authors beyond this system.”

Kurdish Alevi Lady - The War Will Spread

Morris: Picture is blurred because of fear of what could happen in Turkey.
She's not a politician or a diplomat, but she is genuine.
And with all the Kurds in London it is hard to find anyone to talk. Source

ANALYSIS: If Obama did lobby the EU about Greece, he chose the wrong country - The Slog

The ECB’s Spanish Inquisition might yet do for President Obama
Having lied his Presidential head off since last October about unemployment and economic growth inside the US, Barack Obama is now looking to delay every possible factor that might find him out before election day….and any scam he can invent to create some feelgood among the voters beforehand.
One good start for an economy trying to recover would be cheap energy, right? And Ben the Banana is about to go all QE3, right? And Obama wants to get elected by flooding the US with cheap oil, right? Yippee! Cheap petrol prices!
Er, no actually. Because demand for gas at the US pumps is low, thanks to not many people having any money….as a result of the spectacular but mythical recovery of the US economy….despite two previous QE-hoses having been turned on.
Soooo, QE has no effect, but we’re doing it again. The markets know that: but they’re too dumb to learn, so they’re running oil futures very high. Sometimes this can be self-fulfilling, but whatever happens the incumbent White House suit isn’t going to get low gas prices.
You see, this is how neocon globalist bourse-dependent capitalism works – ie, badly. But the Black Dude needn’t turn to his Xanax supply just yet: Romney slipped a few points over the weekend, and seems to have even less to say than Obama.

Syrian Military is Winning - Ziad Fadel - Syrian Commentator

Morris: Today's helicopter loss in Damascus is nothing - Look how many Copters the American's have lost in Afghanistan. The war will take a long time, already Aleppo Lattakia and Damascus are pretty much cleaned up. 
Western Media is lying ... morris youtube

911 Commission Clip from War by Deception

Covering up massive screw ups or complacency, either way there are so many holes in the 911 commission report that no grown person could take it seriously and on top of that the commission itself had tremendous conflicts of interest. http://www.warbydeception.com

Israeli vets confess to 'no mercy' abuse of Palestinian 'terrorist' kids

Israeli veterans have spoken out, describing a degrading culture of abuse and harassment of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza. A report containing 30 veterans’ testimonies details numerous cases of violence committed by Israeli soldiers.
The report was released to world media on Saturday by Breaking the Silence, an organization made up of Israeli army veterans formed in 2004. They compiled more than 850 accounts from current and former Israeli soldiers describing abuses they committed or witnessed.
The investigation seeks to serve as a witness to the ongoing decline of the military system into increasing immorality."
The words of the soldiers included here constitute an urgent call to Israeli society and its leaders: We must foster a serious discourse regarding the price of military rule of the Occupied Territories,” said the report.
A number of reports pertain to the detention and abuse of minors who pelt Israeli soldiers with stones and the imposition of Israeli control in occupied areas.
A first sergeant in an armored corps unit described his job as population control,” in a testimony entitled "What is that job, really?" His unit would enter Palestinian villages on a daily basis to “make their presence felt” and to show the local residents that the area did not belong to them.
A patrol goes in, or two patrols, two Hummers secured by a jeep, and raise hell inside the villages. A whole company may be sent in on foot in two lines like a military parade in the streets, provoking riots, provoking children,” said the first sergeant.
He said that his commander’s aim was togrind the population down

Where the Mob Keeps Its Money

By Roberto Saviano: Rome. The global financial crisis has been a blessing for organized crime. A series of recent scandals have exposed the connection between some of the biggest global banks and the seamy underworld of mobsters, smugglers, drug traffickers and arms dealers. American banks have profited from money laundering by Latin American drug cartels, while the European debt crisis has strengthened the grip of the loan sharks and speculators who control the vast underground economies in countries like Spain and Greece.
Mutually beneficial relationships between bankers and gangsters aren’t new, but what’s remarkable is their reach at the highest levels of global finance. In 2010, Wachovia admitted that it had essentially helped finance the murderous drug war in Mexico by failing to identify and stop illicit transactions. The bank, which was acquired by Wells Fargo during the financial crisis, agreed to pay $160 million in fines and penalties for tolerating the laundering, which occurred between 2004 and 2007.
Last month, Senate investigators found that HSBC had for a decade improperly facilitated transactions by Mexican drug traffickers, Saudi financiers with ties to Al Qaeda and Iranian bankers trying to circumvent United States sanctions. The bank set aside $700 million to cover fines, settlements and other expenses related to the inquiry, and its chief of compliance resigned.
ABN Amro, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lloyds and ING have reached expensive settlements with regulators after admitting to executing the transactions of clients in disreputable countries

How long will Assange remain in Ecuadorian embassy? + Obama the bomber!

The British and Swedish authorities haven't caught up with Julian Assange yet the founder of Wikileaks; the whistleblower website he still holds up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The British government appears to threaten to invade the embassy and capture Assange. The Ecuadorians and most of Latin Americas certainly thought so. Andre Brevic is bad not mad. He was declares sane and was sentenced to 21 years in prison for the murders of 77 young Norwegians. The third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry was in warm water after cavorting in a swimming pool in Las Vegas and then getting naked with some young women in his hotel suite. These and much more are all reviewed in the latest edition of the show with Ivon Ridley standing for George Galloway MP.  Press TV

China Stocks Drop To Fresh Post-2009 Lows Following Plunge In Industrial Company Profits

Tyler Durden's picture: Today the Chinese stock market did something unthinkable: it plunged to fresh post 2009 lows on news so bad they would have been enough to send the stock markets of such "developed" bizarro economies as the US and Europe limit up. The catalyst, as Bloomberg reports, was that Chinese industrial companies’ profits fell in July by the most this year, a government report showed today, adding to evidence the nation’s economic slowdown is deepening. Income dropped 5.4 percent last month from a year earlier to 366.8 billion yuan ($57.7 billion), the fourth straight decline, National Bureau of Statistics data today showed. That compares with a 1.7 percent slide in June and a 5.3 percent drop in May. What is disturbing is that the slide persisted even as revenue in the first seven months increased 10.6 percent to 50 trillion yuan, today’s report showed.
Which means that cost and wage pressures are starting to truly bite Chinese corporations, that the US ability to export inflation to China is much more limited, and that one can forget the PBOC easing monetary conditions any time soon for many of the reasons discussed in the past week. It also means that China is now stuck hoping that Wen Jiabao will at least implement some fiscal stimulus.
The reality however, judging by the SHCOMP's reaction, is that the benefit from fiscal programs in China, and everywhere else, is far more limited than monetary policy intervention. End result: SHCOMP down 1.74%,to 2,055, a three year low.

Canadian church defends decision to boycott apartheid Israeli products, to embeded goliath zionist lame stream media - while Israel and Jordan deny Western pro-Palestinian activists access to deliver aid

By Madison Ruppert: According to multiple reports, both Israel and Jordan have denied entry to a group of pro-Palestinian activists from the United States and Europe who were attempting to deliver aid to students in the West Bank.
This action coming from Israel, while hardly surprising, is quite troubling. Keep in mind that Israel has repeatedly stated that the only acceptable method of bringing humanitarian aid into the Occupied Palestinian Territories is by land, thus supposedly justifying their blockade on Gaza. All attempts to break this blockade have been thwarted, which just acts to increase anti-Israeli sentiment in the region and around the world.
The spokeswoman for the group leading the mission, “Welcome to Palestine,” stated that one of the buses transporting activists was allowed to pass by Jordanian authorities before being stopped by the Israelis.
“The [Israeli] authorities took all their passports and stamped ‘entry denied’ on all of them and told them to return,” the spokeswoman, Olivia Zemor, said to Agence France-Presse.
“The second bus was prevented [from crossing] by the Jordanians at the request of the Israeli authorities. They obeyed the orders of the Israelis,” Zemor said.
“One police officer told us that ‘we got orders from Israel. We cannot let you leave’. We demanded explanation and nobody gave us any explanation. Then some of us demonstrated,” she added.

Ron Paul: "I Don't Fully Endorse Romney For President"

Tyler Durden's picture On the 'new' eve of the Republican Convention, it appears all is not well in the Romney-Ryan ranks. In what is quite a stunning admission, though not entirely surprising given his outspoken desire for a change to the status quo, the NY Times is reporting that Ron Paul does not fully endorse Romney for President. Mr. Paul, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined. "It wouldn't be my speech," Mr. Paul said. "That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president." Whether this is Paul playing an admirable 'long-game' and/or standing by his libertarian roots (or angry at his apparent marginalization) is unclear but one thing is for sure; with the dominance of 'young' voters (seeking 'change'?) behind Ron Paul relative to 'old' voters with Romney, this rebuff will not help in the fight against TOTUS. As BigStory reports, Paul is telling his supporters to stand firm because "we will become the tent eventually!" Source