L'Autre Monde 3 avril 2008
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- On parle de la mentalité et l'atmosphère qui règne dans un état policier, le contrôle par la peur et de la pensée hégémonique. Nous avons aussi une revue de l'économie, du Moyen-orient, des changements climatiques, et de la santé.
Hyperliens vers les sources des informations discutées sur l'émission d'aujourd'hui:
- On possède la planète
Le monde nous appartient
Par Noam Chomsky
Nous avons là un exemple classique. Tout le débat autour de "l'ingérence" en Irak n'a de sens que si vous assimilez cette idée que "le monde nous appartient". Si le monde nous appartient, alors la seule ingérence étrangère envisageable, dans un pays que nous avons envahi et que nous occupons, est forcément celle de l'Iran.
Si vous suivez le débat qui a lieu ici sur cette ingérence iranienne, et ce débat n'est pas clos, personne ici ne fait remarquer que les termes de ce débat sont insensés. Comment peut-on accuser l'Iran de s'ingérer dans les affaires d'un pays que nous avons envahi et occupé ? Cela n'a de sens que dans le cadre de cette présomption selon laquelle "le monde nous appartient". Une fois cette idée bien assimilée, tout le reste de la discussion devient parfaitement sensée.
Note the presumption of authority over
The most senior US general in Iraq has said he has evidence that Iran was behind Sunday's bombardment of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone
"The rockets that were launched at the Green Zone yesterday, for example... were Iranian-provided, Iranian-made rockets," he said, adding that the groups that fired them were funded and trained by the Quds Force.
And General Petraeus can prove this.....how??
An American nuclear submarine has crossed the Suez Canal to join the
An American destroyer recently left the Persian Gulf, heading towards the Mediterranean Sea; earlier on Thursday, a
Ever hear of "warning shots?"
"The boats were hailed and warned by a native Arabic speaker using a bullhorn to warn them to turn away. A warning flare was then fired," said a statement from the
The statement added that "All shots were accounted for as they entered the water." It also said that "initial reports indicate that no casualties were sustained on either vessel."
An Egyptian security official at the canal, however, said that after the warning shots, a man was shot dead in the small boat and that the three other men with him were wounded.
Somebody is lying, and since the
And only yesterday the US was insisting that nobody had been killed!
Translation: The government finally realized we are not falling for the fake Osama any more.
Warning: horrifically graphic photo at the top of this article, showing a little boy sick fromdepleted uranium poisoning. But please don't turn away.
Remember: this is what is being done in this part of the world in your name, and with your tax dollars.
When the vice president dismisses public opposition to war with a simple "So?" he violates the single most important element in the American system of government: Here, the people rule.
The people are SUPPOSED to rule. Clearly, Dick Cheney has revealed that they do not. This must be corrected.
Tar and feathers optional.
Britain's GCHQ, the government communications agency that electronically monitors half the world from space, has confirmed the claim by the Dalai Lama that agents of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, the PLA, posing as monks, triggered the riots that have left hundreds of Tibetans dead or injured.
The photo alone blows the lid off of the Chinese swindle.
Paramilitary police opened fire on hundreds of monks, nuns and Tibetans who tried to march on a local government office in western
For them, a successfully defiant
For the Chinese, this is completely untenable.
If the protests continue, look for many more deaths, injuries, and imprisonments of protesters.
- Changement climatique
A landmark court case that would destroy the so-called "consensus" behind man-made global warming could be in the works after Weather Channel founder John Coleman expressed his intention to sue Al Gore for fraud.
Companies that sell "carbon credits" on the basis that they offset carbon emissions could also be in the firing line as Coleman stated his conviction that man-made advocates would lose the case if a fair debate, something that the establishment is loathe to allow, was allowed to take place.
Coleman is correct here. The man-made global warming claim is a total scam, to literally create the "product" of carbon-credits out of thin air, in order to grow rich by trading these legal fictions like a commodity.
This is a classic case of policy-driven science. Despite the data showing that the Earth is not getting warmer , the scientists whose funding depends on global warming claim that everything that happens is a direct result of whatever they are out to prove.
But consider what is actually happening. At both the north and south poles, the cold causes water to precipitate out of the air and form ice. Ice on land forms glaciers. Gravity drags glaciers down the slopes and where they are on shorelines, the glaciers spread out onto the ocean surface forming shelves. These shelves do NOT last forever. That is why sailors throughout history have had to deal with icebergs.
As for this specific ice shelf, it did not melt, it broke, and like other
Finally, in the southern hemisphere, summer is just ending, and ice is SUPPOSED to melt during the summer. And every few hours, the tides lift the ice shelves up and down, up and down, up and down, and this forms cracks. When the cracks all meet, something comes loose. WE have the same mechanism here in
A powerful volcano erupted under the icesheet of
Another little tidbit the "cult" neglected to mention in their rush to blame the ice shelf on global warming. - M. R.
In their rush to blame the broken ice shelf on global warming, the scientists forgot to mention there was a quake. - M. R.
MPs vote to lengthen mission to 2011
Now into the seventh year of their occupation and with the American economy on the point of collapse, NATO is looking to
If you want to drive this point home, go out and rent an old copy of Rambo III. That's the sequel wherein Sylvester Stallone fights alongside the guerrillas, and the final credits dedicate the movie to "the brave mujahedeen in
I kid you not.
(AP) The Russians and the Chinese are no fools, and understand absolutely at whom these alleged "missile defense systems" in
The Pentagon entrusted a 22-year-old previously arrested for domestic violence and having a forged driving licence to be the main supplier of ammunition to Afghan forces at the height of the battle against the Taliban, it was reported yesterday.
AEY also supplied weapons to US agencies, and rifles to Iraqi forces.
Okay, this deal needs a full investigation. How did this kid, with criminal record and fake driver’s license, wind up with the contracts to supply arms to the Army, the Iraqis, and Us Government agencies like DEA and FBI?
If he was a Muslim, you would not find one mainstream report that neglected to shove that fact down your throat. Is this self-censorship in the press? And do I have to troll the blogs to find the kind of info about Government-funded Jewish crime paid for by our tax dollars???
Efraim's dad, Michael Diveroli, told the media that he had nothing to do with his son's arms trading.
"I would prefer he became a nice Jewish doctor or lawyer rather than an arms dealer. He's never asked for my approval on the company. He doesn't always take my advice, I don't influence him. As a father of a boy genius he's hard to control," Michael Diveroli told WFOR-TV.
That's hard to believe. Fedvendor.com lists Michael Diveroli as AEY's sales manager and its government business contact. The elder Diveroli incorporated AEY in 1999 and installed his son as president in 2005. Michael Diveroli also has two businesses of his own that get government contracts for police equipment and office supplies.
"Ana raicha Al Qaeda" is colloquial for "I'm going to the toilet". A very common and widespread use of the word "Al-Qaeda" in different Arab countries in the public language is for the toilet bowl. This name comes from the Arabic verb "Qa'ada" which mean "to sit", pertinently, on the "Toilet Bowl". In most Arabs homes there are two kinds of toilets: "Al-Qaeda" also called the "Hamam Franji" or foreign toilet, and "Hamam Arabi" or "Arab toilet" which is a hole in the ground. Lest we forget it, the potty used by small children is called "Ma Qa'adia" or "Little Qaeda".
So, if you were forming a terrorist group, would you call yourself, "The Toilet"?
John, it's really none of your business.
Last Friday, Dick Cheney was in
Simple prudence -- or ominous timing?
Israeli officials announced Monday plans to conduct the largest emergency drills in its history as part of lessons learned from the 2006 war with
Abu Iman barely flinched when the Iraqi Government ordered his unit of special police to move against al-Mahdi Army fighters in
His response, while swift, was not what British and US military trainers who have spent the past five years schooling the Iraqi security forces would have hoped for. He and 15 of his comrades took off their uniforms, kept their government-issued rifles and went over to the other side without a second thought.
That huge wooshing sound you hear, in the midst of this situation, is that of US taxpayer dollars having been flushed unceremoniously down the toilet of funding for the training of every Iraqi security force member who has defected - and will defect - from the Iraqi Army.
The fact that the US and the Brits absolutely never saw this coming is a clear demonstration of a complete, contemptuous ignorance about the history of these people, not to mention any understanding of the seething anger Iraqis feel about what has been done to their country, and their countrymen.
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr offered Sunday to pull his fighters off the streets of
We'll see just what the Al-Maliki government does with this offer. Maliki will consider it, but the
Fighting sparked by a government-led push against "outlaw" militias in the southern city of
Unless Al-Maliki's government accepts Al-Sadr's terms, this revolt against the occupation and its puppet government could convulse all of Iraq, and neither the Iraqis (whose soldiers are defecting to the Mahdi Army in record numbers) nor the US Forces have anywhere near enough boots on the ground to contain it.
Shiite militiamen in
Translation: it is clear that the Al-Maliki government could very possibly very close to losing
You can almost smell the irony here.
Brig. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, who helped U.S.-backed Iraqi leaders negotiate a deal with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr to stop the fighting in
In the past couple of years, the following countries have stopped using the dollar as their reserve currency or have dropped their currency's peg against the dollar:
The following countries are rumored to be considering dropping the dollar as their reserve currency or terminating their currency's peg against the dollar:
- The arab Gulf States
- (and see this)
As Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and the "Father of Reagonomics", recently said: "The dollar’s reserve currency role is drawing to an end".
See also this article, this article, this report, this roundup, and this one.
Venezuelan state oil giant PDVSA has decided to sign some oil contracts in euros in the face of a plummeting dollar, local media reported, citing officials.
No wonder the
Food stamps are the symbol of poverty in the
The decline reported Tuesday in the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index means prices have been growing more slowly or dropping for 19 consecutive months.
Thieves smashed the window to break in and then gutted the property for its copper pipes -- a crime that has spread across the
Copper thievery has become a major problem even here in
The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity funds, may soon acquire the $2 billion government contracting business of consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the biggest suppliers of technology and personnel to the U.S. government's spy agencies. Carlyle manages more than $75 billion in assets and has bought and sold a long string of military contractors since the early 1990s. But in recent years it has significantly reduced its investments in that industry. If it goes ahead with the widely reported plan to buy Booz Allen, it will re-emerge as the owner of one of
Rising fuel, wheat and soybean oil prices have caused the cost of food production to spike, and product prices are expected to jump another 3 percent in 2008 after they rose nearly 5 percent in 2007, according to
That is the whole point; to drain the wallets of the common people.
The big lie of capitalism is that everyone can be rich. This is just not so. Capitalism requires an imposed wealth differential to function. Only a few people can be allowed to be rich. The vast majority of people must be kept poor in order to keep them working at the thousands of distasteful jobs society required to operate. If everyone were a millionaire, who would take out the trash, fix the sewers, pick the crops, or bury the dead? Choosing who is allowed to be rich and who is not is what politics is for.
There is a second reason governments wish to keep their people poor. It keeps them helpless. Throughout the modern age, all revolutions have come from the middle class, which has the resources to mount a revolution and the time necessary to plan and conduct one. Even here in the
A surge in demand for biofuel has resulted in a sharp decline in agricultural land planted for food crops. About 16% of
This is a classic case of how policy-driven science often does not consider the long-term effects of their pet theories.
It all sounded so simple when the "cult" claimed that we could grow our automobile fuel; that it would be "carbon neutral" (it isn't), efficient (it isn't). and cost competitive (it isn't). And warnings were sounded early on that there was only so much farm land on Earth, and that each acre used to grow biofuel was one acre less growing food. But we all grew up watching those propaganda films that touted American agricultural surpluses. Hey, we even sold grain to the
Then the biofuel craze hit. Tax incentives were put in to encourage farmers to grow crops for biofuels, which means they were paid by our government to STOP growing food for us. and, in yet another reason globalism is not such a great idea, food shortages in one area quickly become foot shortages everywhere, especially as the fuel required to ship food half way across the globe goes up in price.
The present food crisis is a direct result of the meddling by the global warming cult, who have a bad habit of pushing for taxes and control over our lives based on less than conclusive facts and poorly considered ideas.
Analyst Heather L. Jones said in a note to investors if the USDA estimate proves accurate, the year may produce just 200 million bushels of corn. That, she said, wouldn't be enough to meet demand, given current export and feed demand trends and higher ethanol demand. Both ethanol and animal feed are made with corn.
The Bush administration is proposing the most sweeping overhaul of the financial regulatory system since the Great Depression. ADVERTISEMENT
The plan would change how the government regulates thousands of businesses from the nation's biggest banks and investment houses down to the local insurance agent and mortgage broker.
So, the government that could not balance its own books and had to loot the retirement money to survive the last two administrations now wants control over your finances?
At least one pharmaceutical was detected in tests of treated drinking water supplies for 24 major metropolitan areas, according to an Associated Press survey of 62 major water providers and data obtained from independent researchers.
Modern American medicine is about selling chemicals, drugs, sometimes in over abundance. The reality is that chemicals your body does not fully metabolize go into the sewage system, where water-reclamation fails to filter them out. Together with effluent runoff from the manufacturing plants, you can wind up with medical materials in your drinking water.
Now, while such chemicals are obviously very dilute, long term chronic exposure to them can have an effect, especially those drugs being prescribed to a significant portion of the general population.
In another cautionary tale about the potential danger of toxic pesticides, scientists have published a new study on further evidence of a possible link between Parkinson's disease and long-term chemical exposure. As the
On January 16, 2007, Schulze placed a framed photograph of his one-year-old daughter beside him. He wrapped an electrical cord around his neck and hung himself in the basement of a friend's house in New
This week, Schulze's story is being retold in a federal courthouse in
The genetic modification of the plant leads to the concurrent genetic modification of the flower pollen. When the flower pollen becomes genetically modified or sterile, the bees will potentially go malnourished and die of illness due to the lack of nutrients and the interruption of the digestive capacity of what they feed on through the summer and over the winter hibernation process.
Global Research, March 25, 2008
‘Commercial beehives pollinate over a third of [North}America’s crops and that web of nourishment encompasses everything from fruits like peaches, apples, cherries, strawberries and more, to nuts like California almonds, 90 percent of which are helped along by the honeybees. Without this pollination, you could kiss those crops goodbye, to say nothing of the honey bees produce or the flowers they also fertilize’.1
Among the possible culprits are varroa mites, which kill bees and transmit viruses.
Pesticides and insecticides, as well as the chemicals used to control the varroa mites, are being scrutinized to see if they are causing the problem. Migratory stress from being moved long distances also plays a role, Hackett said.
Note the potential cause left off the list; genetically modified crops.
Organically raised bees, that is to say bees known not to feed on GM plants, are not affected by Colony Collapse Disorder.
The prevailing theory is that a gene spliced into plants to cause it to make its own insecticide migrates into the digestive bacteria inside the bee, turning their entire digestive system into an insecticide factory.
Pollen from one of the most successful genetically modified (GM) crops in the
Their study, published in the journal Nature, shows how the new GM technology might have unwanted consequences for biodiversity.
So, it was known back in 1999 that pollen from genetically modified plants harms insects, and yet this obvious link is ignored in the mainstream media reports on the dying bees.
"I would say overall the losses of South Dakota bees -- from what I've heard -- from what they started in the spring of '07 until they came out of the almonds is at least 50%. It's not good."
A reader sent in the following image.
Reader: Just took this picture of a tree in front of my house. If you look closely, next to my very primitive arrow, you'll see a bee. There actually are many bees, difficult to see, humming and buzzing very actively. Well, no GMO's here. Will be interesting, and actually quite catastrophic, if the bee extinction is due to GMOs. Ah, what havoc we humans wreak!
All would be dead by nightfall. Mr. Hicks, a mammal specialist with the state's Environmental Conservation Department, said: "Bats don't fly in the daytime, and bats don't fly in the winter. Every bat you see out here is a 'dead bat flying,' so to speak."
In January 2007, a cave explorer reported an unusual number of bats flying near the entrance of a cavern near
One cave had 15,584 bats in 2005,
Since September, when hibernation began, dead or dying bats have been found at 15 sites in
- Le reste des nouvelles
The popular committee against the siege warned Saturday of the collapse of health system and municipal services in all governorates of the
This is precisely the outcome the Israeli government knew would come to pass, and wanted.
Claiming that people only criticize Israel because they hate Jews is like trying to claim that people only criticized the Nazis because they hate Germans, or that they only criticized the communists because they hate Russians.
The First Amendment gives us all the right to say what we want about politics. Indeed it is political speech that is the intended beneficiary of the First Amendment.
We all know that the Pentagon has more space weapons technology in mind than just a single, satellite-shooting missile. But trying to pin down how much the Defense Department is spending on space combat research -- and on what projects -- is an absolute bitch. The programs are spread across at least a dozen different accounts; much of the technology involved is "dual use" -- meaning, it could help with another military matters, too; and that's before you get into the Defense Department's "black," classified budget.