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  • In Dramatic Escalation, China Sends Five Navy Ships Off Alaska Coast For First Time Ever

    I've been telling you for several years that US sabre rattling would lead to something like this. The problem is USA military superiority is nowhere near as complete as washington likes to think. In fact the Obama administration's own military analysis have warned their country could not win a war against Russia and China.

    Which makes one wonder why the Lawyers of Capitol Hill have continued tp provoke the eastern powers for so long.

    from Wall Street Journal

    Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, the first time the U.S. military has seen such activity in the area, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

    The officials said they have been aware in recent days that three Chinese combat ships, a replenishment vessel and an amphibious ship were in the vicinity after observing them moving toward the Aleutian Islands, which are split between U.S. and Russian control.

    They said the Chinese ships were still in the area, but declined to specify when the vessels were first spotted or how far they were from the coast of Alaska.

    The Pentagon official said there were a “variety of opinions” on how to interpret the Chinese ships’ deployment.

    “It’s difficult to tell exactly, but it indicates some interest in the Arctic region,” the official said. “It’s different.”

  • Its Not Just Windows Snooping On You, Win 7 and 8 are spyware too

    Windows 10’s warm reception has been sullied by concerns over data collection, usage tracking and spying, which is enabled in the new operating system by default. In fact, many people have avoided updating to Windows 10 solely due to concerns surrounding these issues.

    We told you how you can opt out of much of these data-collecting features, and we also pointed you to six free tools that will help stop other Windows 10 functions that may compromise your data.

    But as it turns out, Windows 10 isn’t the only Microsoft operating system collecting your data without your knowledge. Now you might think Little Nicky is off the pace here, Win 7 and 8 have beeb around a while. Not so actually, I still use XP for legacy Windows software having switched to Linux for browsing in 2009 because of concerns about Microsoft's unethical attitude to my right to privacy.

    Unfortunately for those who have Windows 7 or 8, an article on gHacks reveals new updates include features that introduce some of Windows 10's heavy duty, US Govrnment sponsored spyware data collection and tracking features that many users will be uncomfortable with.

    So how do you stop Microsoft's Spyware? Simples ...

    First, if it isn't too late, do nor install these updates:
    KB3068708 This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to existing devices.

    KB3022345 (replaced by KB3068708) This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to in-market devices.
    KB3075249 This update adds telemetry points to the User Account Control (UAC) feature to collect information on elevations that come from low integrity levels.

    KB3080149 This package updates the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to existing devices.

    If you run auto updates these four will already be in your system. They can be uninstalled from within the Control Panel (here’s How To a guide), or advanced users can type the following four commands using an elevated command prompt:

    wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
    wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
    wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
    wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart

    Once uninstalled, the Windows Update mechanism that Microsoft don't like to talk about, offers you a way to “hide” them (here’s aHow To guide) so that your operating system doesn’t try to reinstall them.

  • Europe in Free Fall - The 28 member EU makes no economic sense

    The omens have been clear for a long time (for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. The ideologues who have been driving the Federal European Superstate project are blind to their own folly as ideologues always are, and also blind it seems to the unfolding social, economic and political catastrophe that is unfolding and threatens to destroy not only the european Union but its individual member states.

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    Europe in Free Fall - The 28 member EU makes no economic sense

  • One in four Jeremy Corbyn supporters believe world is run by 'secretive elite'

    YouGov analysis of Labour supporters also finds most Mr Corbyn's backers see America as the 'greatest single threat to world peace' in revealing research

    And they call us conspiracy theorists ...

    The analysis went on to reveal that most of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters believe America is the “greatest single threat to world peace” and one in four think a “secretive elite” controls the globe, according to pollster analysis.

    Some 74 per cent of the Labour leadership front-runner’s backers would identify themselves as left-wing – around double the amount of any other candidates, according to YouGov research.

    The vast majority of Mr Corbyn’s supporters also overwhelmingly back renationalising energy companies and the railway, decreasing private involvement in the NHS and redistributing wealth.

    The findings come after YouGov looked into the views and beliefs of 3,777 people eligible to vote in the Labour leadership election.

    It appears to confirm Mr Corbyn’s supporters are significantly to the Left of the other three candidates – but also hold views that are at odds with the population at large.

    This is great news for UKIP of course. Not only does it show that the people branding Kippers 'swivel eyed loons' are in fact insane, swivel eyed fanatics themselves, but it also underlines the fasct that UKIP are the only party that stands for independence, personal liberty and traditional values.

    And also that as I have always said, Labour are a party for lawyers, academics and self righteous elitists who despise the working class and everything to do with it.

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  • MH17 Perception Deception: Truth 0% Spin 100%

    In the 21st century the US may be incapable of winning wars or even pursuing its own national interest but the media manipulation around the shoot-down of MH17 proves it is reaching new heights (or depths) in the art of perception management.

    This article, by Ray McGovern originally appeared at Consortium News. The author is a retired CIA analyst of 27 years. He served as chief of the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch, and prepared and personally conducted early morning briefings of the President’s Daily Brief.

    During a recent interview, I was asked to express my conclusions about the July 17, 2014 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, prompting me to take another hard look at Official Washington’s dubious claims – pointing the finger of blame at eastern Ukrainian rebels and Moscow – based on shaky evidence regarding who was responsible for this terrible tragedy.

    Unlike serious professional investigative reporters, intelligence analysts often are required by policymakers to reach rapid judgments without the twin luxuries of enough time and conclusive evidence. Having spent almost 30 years in the business of intelligence analysis, I have faced that uncomfortable challenge more times than I wish to remember.

    So, I know what it feels like to confront issues of considerable consequence like the shoot-down of MH-17 and the killing of 298 passengers and crew amid intense pressure to choreograph the judgments to the propagandistic music favored by senior officials who want the U.S. “enemy” – in this case, nuclear-armed Russia and its Western-demonized President Vladimir Putin – to somehow be responsible. In such situations, the easiest and safest (career-wise) move is to twirl your analysis to the preferred tune or at least sit this jig out.

    But the trust-us-it-was-Putin marathon dance has now run for 13 months – and it’s getting tiresome to hear the P.R. people in the office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper still claiming that the U.S. intelligence community has not revised or updated its analysis of the incident since July 22, 2014, just five days after the crash.

    Back then, Clapper’s office, trying to back up Secretary of State John Kerry’s anti-Russian rush to judgment, cited very sketchy evidence – in both senses of the word – drawn heavily from “social media” accounts. Obviously, the high-priced and high-caliber U.S. intelligence community has learned much more about this very sensitive case since that time, but the administration won’t tell the American people and the world. The DNI’s office still refers inquiring reporters back to the outdated report from more than a year ago.

    None of this behavior would make much sense if the later U.S. intelligence data supported the hasty finger-pointing toward Putin and the rebels. If more solid and persuasive intelligence corroborated those initial assumptions, you’d think U.S. government officials would be falling over themselves to leak the evidence and declare “we told you so.” And the DNI office’s claim that it doesn’t want to prejudice the MH-17 investigation doesn’t hold water either – since the initial rush to judgment did exactly that.

    So, despite the discomfort attached to making judgments with little reliable evidence – and at the risk of sounding like former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld – it seems high time to address what we know, what we don’t know, and why it may be that we don’t know what we don’t know.

    Those caveats notwithstanding I would say it is a safe bet that the hard technical intelligence evidence upon which professional intelligence analysts prefer to rely does not support Secretary of State Kerry’s unseemly rush to judgment in blaming the Russian side just three days after the shoot-down.

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    Americans Don’t Know that the Rest of the World Views U.S. as Biggest Danger, Rogue State

    Americans are stupid, right? Well it is a generalization and generalisations are usually both right and wrong. Not all Americans are stupid of course, I know many who are very intelligent and highly articulate. But as in Britain, France, Austrilia, Russia, Germany, China etc. there are stupid people in America. What we mean however in saying Americans are stupid is that overall American citizens tend to be less well informed on current events and general knowledge that Europeans, Asians and South Americans...

  • MH370: Why Would People Believe Fairy Stories

    As new media began to scoff at the latest episode in the Flight MH370 saga, one 'aviation expert' who is on the United Nations payroll sneered, "Of course even now some people will not believe this find proves the plane went down where we said it did.

    Well I'm not up to speed on this one, having been preoccupied writing fiction, but it did strike me ass interesting that the official version had the plane going into the water to the south west of western Australia. And the wreckage was washed up on Reunion Island, near Madagascar (and Diego Garcia) on the other side of the Indian Ocean.

    Having noted that point I shrugged and moved on, leaving it to the relatives of the Flight MH370 dead to point out the peoblems with this latest bucket of whitewash thrown into the Indian Ocean. And one of them duly obliged to the chagrin of the interviewer on BBC Radion 4 today. The Tap reports:

    "On BBC Radio 4 this morning, one of family representatives said they are not yet convinced the flapperon is from MH370. James Naugtie tried to steamroller her into saying it was, but she resisted.
    If it was supposed to have crashed into a 4 mile deep area of the Indian Ocean, and it took 5 men to lift it, what kind of currents and forces were supposed to allow it to wash up on a beach?"

    Yeah ...

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    Massive Explosion in China: Do We Know the Full Story?
    The massive explosion at a chemical plant in the city of Tianjin in northern China was a shocking eveny by any standard. But as usual in recent years, once the initial horror recedes the unfortunate accident narrative starts to unravel. The first thing we notice is that the disaster is very convenient for certain parties, the second is that official news reports just don't make sense, and the third is that eye witness reports contradict the edited news stories. Now read on ...

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    I was doing jokes in my brief and emotionally exhausting career as a stand up thirty years ago about Leon Brittan, Ted Heath and the restSayle). So I want to know why it took the police and crown prosecution service so long to catch up.

    Here's a taster from a long article by investigative journo and documentary maker Tim Tate. Unfortunately Tim does not do deep linking on his blog but you can see the full article HERE .

    Over recent months two separate police forces have been carrying out enquiries into a snippet of 30-year-old gossip about a dead man. The Met and North Yorkshire Police have been interviewing people who, in the early to mid 1980s, heard a rumour that the then Home Secretary Leon Brittan had molested a young boy at a weekend retreat. I am one of them.

    There are a number of oddities to this story, and, together with the rest of the strange saga of Leon Brittan, they shine a light on the frustratingly opaque progress of historic child sex abuse investigations. They also provide a litmus test for Lord Justice Goddard’s Independent panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

    The rumour first.   In the early 1980s I was a researcher on Roger Cook’s BBC Radio 4 investigative programme, “Checkpoint”.  The editor of the series had a source inside 10 Downing Street who was in the habit of passing on juicy titbits of scurrilous gossip about members of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet.

    Why he did this was something of a mystery: “Checkpoint” was a fine programme, but it rarely strayed into political investigations. I never met the source, but according to our editor, he simply enjoyed gossiping over drinks at a private club both belonged to. To my knowledge, nothing had ever been done with the tittle-tattle he related.

    The Brittan story, though, was different. According to the source, Brittan had been attending a weekend house party somewhere in North Yorkshire (he was initially MP for Cleveland & Whitby, then Richmond, N. Yorks): at some point he was supposed to have molested a young boy.   Local police allegedly attended, but very quickly were ordered off the case by Special Branch officers. There were no details of where exactly this happened, nor what exactly Brittan was supposed to have done.

    Despite the sketchy nature of the rumour – and perhaps because I still lived in Yorkshire and had some relevant police contacts – I was instructed by my editor and the BBC’s (then) assistant director-general, Alan Protheroe, to make some discreet enquiries.

    Over several weeks I spoke to a succession of contacts within the police. All said they knew nothing. Finally, I approached an officer in the neighbouring West Yorkshire Police Special Branch with whom I had an occasional, if slightly uneasy, working relationship. He agreed – reluctantly – to make some enquiries: very quickly thereafter he told me he was not going to pursue them.

    And there our own investigations stopped. We told Alan Protheroe that we could find no evidence to support the rumour and I went back to work on more regular “Checkpoint” stories.

    We were not, of course, alone in hearing this rumour. Private Eye had also picked it up and subsequently ran a short piece suggesting that members of the security service were trying to smear Brittan with false child abuse allegations.

  • How violent ‘science’ extremism is the true terrorist threat in America today

    In the wake of recent revelations that Planned Parenthood was allegedly engaged in the ghoulish practice of selling the body parts of aborted babies, millions of Americans are asking what happened to the soul of their country, and whether it is possible to ever get it back.

    If you've been following the horrific story, you know that the excuse Planned Parenthood officials gave for engaging in this disgusting practice was to advance biotech "science." As Breitbart News reported July 14:

    An undercover video shot last summer by a new pro-life organization called Center for Medical Progress purports to show the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of America talking on camera about how to abort a child intact so the child's body parts can be transferred for medical and scientific research.

    The video also shows what is purported to be an actual online order form from Stem Express complete with a pull-down menu for "brain, heart, heart (veins and arteries attached), lungs, liver, liver and thymus, spleen, large intestine" and so on. The order form also specifies the "gestational range" from 4 weeks upwards.

    Students of history will remember, too, that Nazi "doctor" Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death, is infamous for his abuse and "scientific" experimentation on prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp. As noted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

    He...attempted to demonstrate the "degeneration" of Jewish and "Gypsy" blood through the documentation of physical oddities and the collection and harvesting of tissue samples and body parts. Many of his "test subjects" died as a result of the experimentation or were murdered in order to facilitate post-mortem examination.

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  • Once Again The Scientist And Academics Catch Up With Little Nicky

    I've been telling you throughout the ten years this blog has been running that far too much of what is passed off as 'science' these days is nothing but corporate propaganda.

    Now increasingly I note that the people who still have a little integrity despite working in the field of scientific research are breaking ranks with the Science Inquisition, that cabal of PhDs tasked with rooting out scientific heresy.

    “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” – Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime editor-in-chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ) (source)

    Dr. Angell is not the only one of course. Watch this blog to see who else is chalenging the government / corporate narrative.

  • City of Berkeley to require cellphone sellers to warn of possible radiation risks

    Again Little Nicky has to say "I told you so." Its gets almost embarrassing at times to have to remind all the science worshippers of how many times this blog has been right and their orthodoxy and conformity based methods of research have just led them to swallow great lumps of corporate propaganda unchewed.

    One of the fist themes of this blog was that mobile phones (and wi-fi etc.) do pose a risk to health. Here's the latest admission that the sceptics voices were right, from The Guardian

    And finally, we don't do scaremongering so be assured that if you use your mobile phone / wi-fi sensibly the risks are very small. Don't spend long periods with your phone clamped to your skull, don't sit with your wi-fi connected laptop on your lap for long periods (a board or thick tray will protect you) and don't sit close to your wi-fi router (you should be at least three feet away).

    The real question that needs to be asked of the technology corporations but our representatives are not asking is: How much saturation with electro - magnetic mush can our bodies take before we all start to succumb to the new, 21st century disease, electrosensitivity?

  • US Officials Consider Nuclear strikes Against Russia

    Haven't I been warning for years that the threat to world peace came not from Russia or China but from the USA. In the face of severe provocation from washington the Russian government have acted with restraint. Now it looks like the Americal hawks are getting desperate.

    The US needs war of course, it's the only thing that could revive the moribund American economy and pull together a fragmented society that is on the verge of civil conflict.

    from World Socialist Website:

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is meeting today at the headquarters of the US European Command in Stuttgart, Germany with two dozen US military commanders and European diplomats to discuss how to escalate their economic and military campaign against Russia. They will assess the impact of current economic sanctions, as well as NATO's strategy of exploiting the crisis in eastern Ukraine to deploy ever-greater numbers of troops and military equipment to Eastern Europe, threatening Russia with war.

    A US defense official told Reuters that the main purpose of the meeting was to "assess and strategize on how the United States and key allies should think about heightened tensions with Russia over the past year.” The official also said Carter was open to providing the Ukrainian regime with lethal weapons, a proposal which had been put forward earlier in the year.

    Most provocatively, a report published by the Associated Press yesterday reports that the Pentagon has been actively considering the use of nuclear missiles against military targets inside Russia, in response to what it alleges are violations of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Russia denies US claims that it has violated the INF by flight-testing ground-launched cruise missiles with a prohibited range.

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  • Global Warming - The Secret Of The Pause Revealed

    How is it then that while real world data shows no significant increase in global mean temperature for eighteen years, the scientists claim real world data iis not reliable and their mathematical models (with are infallible coz its science FFS) show that global warming is happening much faster that even the most fantstical scientific computer models predicted.

    Well I do know how actually, I know because Guido told me. And it the answer will leave you gobsmacked.

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  • MH17 Investigation: Former Pilots and BUK missile maker speak.

    An interim report on the official investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster, published in September 2014 said the crash was a result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that struck the Boeing from the outside. However, it did not conclude what the objects were, where they came from, or who was responsible.

    The Kiev government and most of Western news media have unequivocally blamed eastern Ukraine militias and Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry shared radar data pointing to other possibilities in July 2015 – including an attack by a Ukrainian Sukhoi-25 fighter jet, which was said to have been tracking the passenger plane.

    While an official international investigation into the crash has been dragging on for nine months, the debate into the cause of the tragedy has been once again reignited by recent comments from the chief designer of the SU-25.

    from Russia Today

    Kiev-born Soviet and Russian aircraft designer Vladimir Babak said on Monday that the SU-25 jet – which was spotted tracking the MH17 Boeing at the moment it crashed down – did not have the capability to shoot down a passenger plane. He said the fighter jet could have successfully attacked the Boeing at an altitude of 3,000-4,000 meters, but not at the plane’s altitude of 10,500 meters. He added that air-to-air missiles would have only damaged the Boeing – not completely destroyed it while still in the air.

    However, several former top officials and SU-25 pilots disagree with Babak.

    Based on the analysis of the plane debris and the nature of the damage, there is a high probability the plane was stuck by an air-to-air missile and an aircraft gun, Claims that the passenger plane was downed by a surface-to-air Buk missile cannot be supported, as the nature of the damage from the missiles is different," Lieutenant General Aleksandr Maslov, former deputy chief of the Russian Air Defence and Land Forces said.

    Disputes about the operational capabilities of the SU-25 jet stem from the Russian definition of the aircraft’s service ceiling – which is not the same as its absolute ceiling, as defined by the US military, Veterans Today senior editor Gordon Duff commented.

    “The claimed service ceiling is based on the oxygen supply in the aircraft. Now, there is a claim that this plane [SU-25] will only work to 22,000 feet. At the end of World War II, a German ME-262 would fly at 40,000 feet, a P-51 Mustang propeller plane flew at 44,000 feet. The SU-25 was developed as an analogue of the A-10 Thunderbolt, an American attack plane. The planes have almost identical performance, except that the SU-25 is faster and more powerful. The A-10 Thunderbolt has a service ceiling of 45,000 feet. The US estimates the absolute ceiling, which is a different term,” Duff explained.

    Duff said one cannot be entirely sure the detected fighter jet was an SU-25 at all, as modern radar spoofing counter-measures – such as those designed by BAE Systems and employed by NATO – are able to mask any other aircraft, be it an SU-27 or F-15, as another plane.

    Duff also said he has discussed the possibility of the MH17 flight having been hit by a ground-to-air missile with experts from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), the FBI, the Air Line Pilots Association, as well as air traffic and air operational officers – and they all agreed that no proof of anti-aircraft missile use has been provided to the public.

    It is highly unlikely that the launch of such a missile would have gone unnoticed in the area, Duff stressed, adding that the trail left by the rocket in the air would have been witnessed and filmed by “thousands.”

    “There is no reliable information supporting that it was a Buk missile fired by anyone,” he added. The known estimate for the absolute ceiling of the SU-25 is 52,000 feet (15.8km), he added.

    Gordon Duff on MH17 (via LiveLeaks)

  • Putin Blames US Foreign Policy For Spread Of Terrorism

    Russia’s president Putin has become more harsh in his criticisms of US foreign policy over the past few years, from the moment France, the UK and USA used the excuse of staging a 'humanitarian mission to prevent genocide in Libya' to wage a bombing campaign on that country with the aim of bringing down the Gaddafi regime, relations between the western powers and the Russia / China alliance have been going downhill fast .

    Now with a resurgent Islamic State advancing on Baghdad and other strategic targets again after a period of consolidation, the Russian leader has made his harshest attack to date on US foreign policy.

    Source: Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten
    (German lanugage website)
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  • New York Times Says USA Too Scared Of Hitting Civilians To Deal With ISIS

    There are a few questions raised by a sorty in the New York Times which accuses The White House and The Pentagon of being too scared of hitting civilians to attack ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria. The first is "When did the liberal New York Times align itself with neo - con warmongers.

    The second of course is "When did fear of killing civilians ever stop The Pentagon from carpet bombing enemy targets?

    The answer to the first is of course that to US 'liberals' the colour of the current President's skin absolves him of everything, if he says war is good then there can be no argument against that.

    Could the answer to the second by any chance lies in the 'conspiracy theory' that thanks to a recent whistleblower was proved to be true: ISIS was set up with the aid of the CIA to assist the Sunni Muslim fundametalist government of Saudi Arabia overthrow several Shi'ite and secular Muslim middle eastern dictatorships?

    This story in Information Clearing House makes things a lot clearer.

    NYT Trumpets U.S. Restraint against ISIS, Ignores Hundreds of Civilian Deaths

    The New York Times this morning has an extraordinary article claiming that the U.S. is being hampered in its war against ISIS because of its extreme — even excessive — concern for civilians. “American officials say they are not striking significant — and obvious — Islamic State targets out of fear that the attacks will accidentally kill civilians,” reporter Eric Schmitt says.

    The newspaper gives voice to numerous, mostly anonymous officials to complain that the U.S. cares too deeply about protecting civilians to do what it should do against ISIS. We learn that “many Iraqi commanders, and even some American officers, argue that exercising such prudence is harming the coalition’s larger effort to destroy” ISIS. And “a persistent complaint of Iraqi officials and security officers is that the United States has been too cautious in its air campaign, frequently allowing columns of Islamic State fighters essentially free movement on the battlefield.”

    The article claims that “the campaign has killed an estimated 12,500 fighters” and “has achieved several successes in conducting about 4,200 strikes that have dropped about 14,000 bombs and other weapons.” But an anonymous American pilot nonetheless complains that “we have not taken the fight to these guys,” and says he “cannot get authority” to drone-bomb targets without excessive proof that no civilians will be endangered. Despite the criticisms, Schmitt writes, “administration officials stand by their overriding objective to prevent civilian casualties.”

    But there’s one rather glaring omission in this article: the many hundreds of civilian deaths likely caused by the U.S.-led bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria.

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  • GMO: Monsanto's Worst Nightmare Looks Like Becoming Reality

    For years the corporate agriculture industry (Big Ag) cartel and, corporate payroll scientists and opportunistic politicians have been pushing the idea that to switch from traditionally propagated crops to genetically modified organism was the only way to feed the world's burgeoning millions.

    The tame scientists who either worked for Big Ag or were on government funded research programmes were happy to produce doctored data suggesting that Genetically Modified (GM) food crops were completely safe for human consumption. Many independent biologists and geneticists disagreed but their work was derided and the strongest critics of Big Ag were marginalized or found their careers had been steered into a dead end (a familiar story to those of us who have observed the journey of the sciences from open minded inquiry to something resembling a medieval church sect.)

    But in what marks a major shift in the way the wider public consume information, the citizen journalists and 'crazy conspiracy theorists' of new media have gradually chipped away at the completely fabricated case for GM food crops.

    Some, like this blog, have focused on the economic and social consequences of handing control of the food supply to a handful of corporate enterprises with very dodgy track records on ethical matters. Others who are more appropriately qualified to challenge the misinformation and manipulated statistics put out by corporate scientists reported on how data had been faked and trials rigged.

    And now it seems the tide is turning against Big Ag and their lackeys:

    Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
    Jonathan Latham, Independent Science News

    The decision of the Chipotle restaurant chain to make its product lines GMO-free is not most people’s idea of a world-historic event. Especially since Chipotle, by US standards, is not a huge operation. A clear sign that the move is significant, however, is that Chipotle’s decision was met with a tidal-wave of establishment media abuse. Chipotle has been called irresponsible, anti-science, irrational, and much more by the Washington Post, Time Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and many others. A business deciding to give consumers what they want was surely never so contentious.

    The media's heavy criticism of Chipotle has an explanation that is important to the future of GMOs. The cause of it is that there has long been an incipient crack in the solid public front that the food industry has presented on the GMO issue. The crack originates from the fact that while agribusiness sees GMOs as central to their business future, the brand-oriented and customer-sensitive ends of the food supply chain do not.

    The brands who sell to the public, such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Kraft, etc., are therefore much less committed to GMOs. They have gone along with their use, probably because they wish to maintain good relations with agribusiness, who are their allies and their suppliers. Possibly also they see a potential for novel products in a GMO future.

    However, over the last five years, as the reputation of GMOs has come under increasing pressure in the US, the cost to food brands of ignoring the growing consumer demand for GMO-free products has increased. They might not say so in public, but the sellers of top brands have little incentive to take the flack for selling GMOs.

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  • Is This Why UKIP Only Won One Seat

    Van went missing with 200,000 postal ballot forms in South Eastern area
    from The Tap

    The election was rigged, as expected, awoman has claimed in The Guardian. Crooks used the postal vote system to rig the required seats. Thw whistleblower is not great on details, but he claims of how the election could have been rigged are entirely feasible.

    Postal voting is ‘wide open to fraud' and should be scrapped in its current form, a top judge warned last night.

    Judge Richard Mawrey, who sits in judgment on election fraud cases, said ballot-rigging was now a ‘probability' in some parts of Britain due to the extension of postal voting.

    Mr Mawrey, a deputy high court judge, said the introduction of ‘on demand' postal voting had failed to boost turnout. But he warned it had made Britain's electoral system vulnerable to fraud on ‘an industrial scale'.

    He told Radio 4's File on 4 programme that in one case last year he had come across 14 different ways in which postal votes can be manipulated.

    ‘Postal voting on demand, however many safeguards you build into it, is wide open to fraud,' he said.

    ‘It's open to fraud on a scale that will make election rigging a possibility and indeed in some areas a probability.'

    Mr Mawrey presided over a notorious 2004 ballot-rigging case in Birmingham which uncovered evidence of abuse he said would ‘disgrace a banana republic'.

    Yesterday he added: ‘What has worried me about this for some time is the ease with which is it possible to commit postal vote fraud and the scale on which it can be committed.

    ‘In the past when you had personal voting, that is to say voting at polling stations, there was fraud but, frankly, it was minuscule. Postal voting on demand has enabled fraud to be carried out on what, in one case, I described as an industrial scale. Now let's think back, how did we saddle ourselves with this postal voting farrago. Oh yeah, it was that liss long term goal was.tle shit Tony Blair, the traitor and war criminal who sold our country out to foreigners, the one whose government was going to "rub our noses in diversity. Well no effing prizes for guessing what his and The Labour Party's. BTW I must have called Tony Blair a traitor and war criminal on this blog a hundred times now yet I'm still waiting to hear from his lawyers, why d'you think that might be?

  • Labour lose the plot

    A comment from Andy S in a Disqus thread. I haven't come across Andy before but have heard similar things to those he complains of from Labour supporters for many years.

    I think the best was about a month after the 2010 election when the lefties were in full witch hunt mode against the coalition and I blogged that we had to give them a chance.

    "A chance? Look how they've screwed up the economy," raved one left wing commenter. The real tragedy was that the pillock wasn't joking. Anyway over to Andy S.

    The ignorance and gullibility of the Labour Party faithful is astounding to behold. If they are anything like the two Labour canvassers I encountered on Saturday outside my local shop they'd believe anything Ed told them. Among the howlers these two socialist idiots were convinced were true were:-

    Andrew Lansley covered up the deaths at Stafford and other hospitals (not Andy Burnham). Also thought that the only unnecessary deaths were at one hospital.
    The 50p tax rate on higher earners was introduced in 1997!
    Maggie Thatcher sent in hundreds of troops against the miners at Orgreave.
    Churchill sent in troops to shoot and kill striking Welsh miners in the 1920s.
    Only Tory MPs were gaoled for expenses fiddling.
    The 4 million+ immigrants Labour allowed to flood into the country was because we had a skills shortage.
    Convinced Maggie Thatcher closed down all the pits (despite me pointing out that the N.U.M.'s own website shows that Labour closed down more pits that the Tories ever did.

    I could go on but these two middle aged idiots, who should have known better, wouldn't accept the truth of what Labour did in power, even though I told them where to research the facts. While we have people like these two I despair for the future of this country.

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  • Mediterranean Immigrant Crisis - EU plays politics with lives

    It should be obvious, even to hand wringing, breast beating, hypocritical left wing wailers and gnashers of teeth that the EU is actively encouraging mass immigration from Africa to Europe and is quite possibly involved in organising the ruthless, criminal operation.

    Part of the EU agenda has always bee, to flood white European nations with millions of third world migrants in order to make the bolshy and (relatively) educated native whites a marginalized minority in their own countries, lower labour costs and throw the democratic process out of kilter.

    The EU sees replacing white Europeans with unskilled, illiterate third world migrants as the best chance of having destroying political opposition to a meritocratic, totalitarian, single European superstate ruled by appointed bureaucrats from Brussels.

    While this race replacement is aimed at all white European countries, at the moment the focus is predominantly on replacing the native people of Northern European countries such as the UK, Germany and the Scandinavian countries as they are the most articulate and organised and while less volatile than their Mediterranean counterparts are always going to be more formidable opponents should things deteriorate to such and extent that civil conflict breaks out.

    As usual, this is why it is the UK that is at the forefront of advocating mass immigration from Africa because the UK has the most hateful elite in Europe who despise the working class people of the UK to an extent unheard of in most other countries.

    The UK is the country the far-left cabal in European elite want to see fall first because London is such a major financial hub, so the UK is one of the main targets for disruption by mass immigration.

    We must not fall into the trap of scapegoating the immigrants and those trying to enter our country illegally because they have been told they will be welcomed here and the government pays people a wage for doing nothing. Who would not want to live in such a rich and wonderful country.

    It is our own political, business and academic elites who have declared war on us.

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