11 Aug 2014

Turkish Activists Prepare New Gaza Flotilla To Challenge Israeli Blockade

RT: A Turkish NGO said it would send ships to the Gaza Strip to provide emergency aid to Palestinians trapped in a month-long offensive by apartheid Israel. The decision comes four years after Israeli death troopers  stormed a Gaza-bound ship, killing 10.
The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) announced in an emailed statement that members of a "coalition" of activists from a dozen countries had met in Istanbul at the weekend and committed themselves to launching an aid flotilla "in the shadow of the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza," Reuters reported.
Photo above: A Palestinian man walks past the remains of a mosque, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike before a 72-hour truce, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 11, 2014. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

"The Freedom Flotilla Coalition affirmed that, as most governments are complicit, the responsibility falls on civil society to challenge the Israeli blockade on Gaza," it said.

An IHH spokesperson for the agency provided no details, saying only that IHH would hold a news conference on Tuesday.

Gynocentric Sweden Is Burning And We Have No Defense

By Criticism of Swedish authorities for their handling of the big forest fire in Västmanland has in some quarters been very strong. Much of it will never be seen by those who only consume media and authority-approved information. But those who actively search for information online do not have to look farther than Mikael Styrman’s blogpost “The Swedish incompetence in its prime.”  Styrman knows what he’s talking about:

For those who do not know why I feel that I am called to speak about this, I fly helicopters and am a forest owner, a former forestry contractor and manager of a power plant. I have been through several forest fires and have both commissioned and performed several prescribed forest burnings, including both preparation and afterwork.

Lose 1kg/ 2lbs per Day! Diet Tips! + The Elevator Saga Continues

Thunderf00t: If you're gonna do a video series about the universe in perspective, I figure the best place to start is with something that people can relate to..... what their midriff looks like :-)

The “Fairy Tale” Myth Of Relationships: Both False And Destructive

A feudalisation of love’.
By In my book on attachment theory, I briefly take on the “Fairy Tale” model of romantic relationships:
[T]he ideals of romance remain culturally strong; every fairy tale, every Disney animation, (almost) every Hollywood and Bollywood movie idealize the One True Love, who you will see across a crowded room at just the right moment, fall madly in love with, marry, and live happily ever after with in a vine-covered cottage with a picket fence.
The hazard of such modern cultural programming:
One day we realize that we are completely possessed and dominated by a set of beliefs that we, as individuals, never chose. It is as though we breathe them in from novels and movies, from the psychological air around us, and they become part of us, as though fused with the cells of our bodies. We all know that we are supposed to “fall in love” and that our relationships must be based on romance—nothing less will do! Every man knows what he is entitled to demand from his [partner.] It is spelled out in detail in some unseen layer of the unconscious mind. This is “romance”. —anonymous
Note the word “demand.” It is a self-centered expectation that my needs will be satisfied, my happiness will come from my partner. This is a child’s narcissistic view of a relationship—it’s all about me.

Here's to the Warmongers - Criminals, Liars and Psychopaths

Stefan Molyneux: Here’s to the warmongers. The criminals. The liars. The psychopaths. The wolves in sheep’s clothing. The ones who have no integrity. They’re not fond of responsibility. And they have no respect for your rights.

You can vote for them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing that you can’t do, is ignore them. Because they have the guys with the guns…and they can have you thrown in a cage.

While some may see them as responsible leaders, we see evil. Because the ones who are insane enough to think that they can rule the world, are always the ones who do.

85 Richest People Have As Much Wealth As Half Of Humanity!

Article: the 85 wealthiest people in the world have as much wealth as the bottom half. This is mind-blowing and makes me think about markets in a different way.

25 Critical Facts About This Ebola Outbreak Everyone Needs To Know + It's Becoming Clear - We Are NOT Prepared For An Ebola Pandemic

By Michael Snyder: What would a global pandemic look like for a disease that has no cure and that kills more than half of the people that it infects?  Let's hope that we don't get to find out, but what we do know is that more than 100 health workers that were on the front lines of fighting this disease have ended up getting it themselves.  The top health officials in the entire world are sounding the alarm and the phrase "out of control" is constantly being thrown around by professionals with decades of experience.  So should we be concerned about Ebola?  If so, how bad could an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. potentially become?  The following are 25 critical facts about this Ebola outbreak that everyone needs to know...
#1 As the chart below demonstrates, the spread of Ebola is starting to become exponential...

Making Women Happy

johntheother: How do we convince men to stop trying to make women happy, when we can't even convince some of the most prominent MRAs?

Israelis Protest IDF Gaza Bombing As Genocide Op Drags On And On

RT: In Tel Aviv, Israelis protested the continuing fighting and called for an end to the blockade on Gaza. The protest, expected to be larger, had originally been canceled by police, saying the security situation didn’t allow for a large gathering. A small minority of genocide opponents exists in Israel, but they complain of being silenced.

If I Were A Boy...

RazorBladeKandy2: This is my rebuttal to the new feminist meme #IfIWereABoy

ISIS and Gaza Massacre

Molucca Media: George Galloway being interviewed by Abby Martin on Breaking the Set on ISIS, the crisis in Iraq and the massacre in Gaza.