14 Nov 2014

Interstellar Patriarchy: Protecting Women Everywhere From Shirts!

By Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s sexism! Forget the spectacle of a spacecraft landing on a comet orbiting the sun 310,000,000 miles from Earth. Forget a billion taxed euros wasted on a pointless space expedition. What’s really important is the scantily clad women on the shirt of the guy who figured out how to do it. Or, at least, that’s what I was astounded to be confronted with as the top story on Google News this morning.

CNN reports:

Rosetta Project scientist Matt Taylor caused a bit of a firestorm with his choice of fashion during the European Space Agency’s live stream of Wednesday’s Philae landing. Taylor initially sported a shirt featuring women in lingerie, possibly not the wisest choice of attire given all of the discussion surrounding the challenges for women in the tech and science fields.

Sweden Supports Palestine - An Israeli Ruse? + ISIS To Mint Gold Coins - Irony Of Them Leading Honesty

"Only Abbas is thanking Sweden for its pro Palestinian stance. All the other resistance movements are keeping quiet, they have seen ruse after ruse thrown at them." Morris

Shieldmaidens Continue To Undermine Feminism + MGTOW: The Social Justice "Apocalypse"

Sargon of Akkad: HannibaltheVictor13 doesn't have any agenda at all and half of Viking armies were composed of women, according to nobody but HannibaltheVictor13. In other news: women apparently never actually oppressed...

Greenwald On Hilary Clinton: “Soulless, Principle-Free, Power Hungry…”

By Michael Krieger: One attribute I like most about Glenn Greenwald is that he never pulls punches. One of his most prescient and cutting political lines came earlier this year when he made some observations on the upcoming 2016 Presidential election, in which two status quo, corrupt, bloodthirsty con-artists will compete for the Oval Office. While we don’t yet know which crony the GOP will put up, Hilary is pretty much a foregone conclusion for the Democrats. Greenwald observed:

Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a fucking hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sleazy money types who are just corrupting everything everywhere. But she’s going to be the first female president, and women in America are going to be completely invested in her candidacy. Opposition to her is going to be depicted as misogynistic, like opposition to Obama has been depicted as racist. It’s going to be this completely symbolic messaging that’s going to overshadow the fact that she’ll do nothing but continue everything in pursuit of her own power. They’ll probably have a gay person after Hillary who’s just going to do the same thing.

MHRA Whoopi Goldberg (on The View): “She deserved to be slapped!”

A video called Man smacks the soul out of girl on the NY Subway has gone viral. Notice the double standard: who started hitting here? AVfM
Whoopi Goldberg once again is a font of common sense and apparently, what she’s saying is beginning to penetrate with some of her audience and some of her cohosts.

“We Are Now In The Longest Continuous Period of War In American History”

Endless War Is the Agenda
By Washington's Blog: Pulitzer-prize winning reporter James Risen reminds us:
We are now in the longest continuous period of war in American history. And yet there is remarkably little debate about it.
Many Americans assume “because 9/11″.
But regime change in Iraq, Lybia, Syria and Afganistan (and see this) was planned before 9/11.
Let’s take Iraq, for example.  Former CIA director George Tenet said that the White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill – who sat on the National Security Council – also says that Bush planned the Iraq war before 9/11. Top British officials say that the U.S. discussed Iraq regime change even before Bush took office. And in 2000, Cheney said a Bush administration might “have to take military action to forcibly remove Saddam from power.”
Cheney apparently even made Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11. And the Sunday Herald reported: “Five months before September 11, the US advocated using force against Iraq … to secure control of its oil.” (remember that Alan GreenspanJohn McCainGeorge W. BushSarah Palin, ahigh-level National Security Council officer and others all say that the Iraq war was really about oil.)

Putin Stockpiles Gold As Russia Prepares For Economic War

By : Russia's central bank added to its reserves of bullion in the third quarter, according to the latest report from the World Gold Council
Russia has taken advantage of lower gold prices to pack the vaults of its central bank with bullion as it prepares for the possibility of a long, drawn-out economic war with the West.

ISIS Unveils Its New Gold-Backed Currency To Remove Itself From "The Oppressors' Money System"

Tyler Durden's picture It appears the rumors are true. Islamic State is set to become the only 'state' to back its currency with gold (silver and copper) as it unveils the new coins that will be used in an attempt to solidify its makeshift caliphate. ISIS says the new currency will take the group out of "the oppressors' money system."

As Zaid Benjamin notes, ISIS releases details of its new currancy with golden 1 & 5 dinar, silver 1, 5, 10 dirham and copper 10 & 20 fils

Irish People Pay Water Tax - Corporations Dodge Billions

Tap water in the Republic of Ireland until now has been free - but the introduction of charges as an austerity measure has already seen tens of thousands of people march through Dublin to show their opposition. Russell Brand

Children Are Our Future - The Challenges of Raising Free Thinking Minds

The Dissident Dad: When recent headlines range from a women going to jail for not mowing her lawn, to the tracking technology embedded in each of our cell phones, you can get easily depressed and discouraged simply by being aware of the world you live in.
I remember when I first announced that my wife and I were expecting a child. I received a multitude of angry feedback from my YouTube channel subscribers about how it is reckless to bring a child into this world. My response then, as it is now, is that we should never allow the oligarchs to dictate or alter our life choices. You choose your destiny; not JP Morgan, not the FED, and not the bloated bureaucrats in D.C.
Looking back 3 kids later, I am very happy my children are in this world with me.

I believe the solution to the corruption that surrounds us is to raise up a new generation of sovereign thinkers who aren’t tied down to any one philosophy, but are thinking minds instead.
As a father, I know that each of my interactions with my children will shape their future – especially on special days where we do things that aren’t part of our normal fun.
Last weekend, my children and I set up a coffee and lemonade stand. I took them to the store, bought the supplies, freshly squeezed the lemonade, and used a few extension cords to plug in the Keurig. Every time we do this, I just love their enthusiasm. From making top-quality lemonade to the stellar servicing of our customers, my children are learning to be honest business people. In fact, they are having so much fun we could easily give it away for free, since many of the tips for these 50 cent cups are north of $5.
After about an hour, my son was a bit discouraged. He waved and waved, but only 2 cars stopped. And just as he was about to give up, the flood gates opened up, making about $30 in 20 minutes.
All in all, it was a good day. The children learned about an honest day’s work, how to save money, and most importantly, they learned how to move forward after rejection.

Paralyzed Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young Has Died – Here’s His Final Letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney

By Michael Krieger: Last March, I came across a letter written to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from a paralyzed and dying Iraq war vet named Tomas Young. It touched me to such an extent, that I highlighted it on Liberty Blitzkrieg at the time. He died on Monday, the day before Veterans Day. If you really want to honor our nation’s soldiers, you should read the following and share it.
RIP Tomas Young.
Full letter below, from Counterpunch.
My Last Words to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney by TOMAS YOUNG
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief.
I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney.

Hamas Warns Apartheid JSIL Of New ‘Explosion’ Over Gaza Siege

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned genocidal JSIL (aka Israel) against the continuation of its siege on the genocide-battered Gaza Strip.
We are saying to all sides: if the siege on Gaza and the obstacles for reconstruction remain, there will be a new explosion,” said Abu Obeida, a spokesman for the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, on Thursday.
Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: The brigades issued the warning during a rally in Gaza City, which drew at least 1,500 people. The rally was held in memory of Hamas’ military commanders who lost their lives during the most recent Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
We hold the enemy fully responsible for an explosion if the reconstruction does not begin, Abu Obeida said, adding that “the fight is not over.”

On October 14, Hamas called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to be accountable to the people in the besieged Gaza Strip, who have been suffering the agony of JSIL apartheid.