Iran, McChrystal, Flint
lots of spooky rumours ... But:
An independent, objective poll was conducted in Iran by American pollsters prior to the election. The pollsters, Ken Ballen of the nonprofit Center for Public Opinion and Patrick Doherty of the nonprofit New America Foundation....counterpunch
The poll results, the only real information we have at this time, indicate that the election results reflect the will of the Iranian voters. Among the extremely interesting information revealed by the poll is the following:
“Many experts are claiming that the margin of victory of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the result of fraud or manipulation, but our nationwide public opinion survey of Iranians three weeks before the vote showed Ahmadinejad leading by a more than 2 to 1 margin...
McChrystal notorious psychopath
On June 15,.. "Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a four-star American general with a long history in special operations, took charge of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan ..sjlendman
McChrystal is a hired gun, an assassin, a man known for committing war crime atrocities as head of the Pentagon's infamous Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) -.. de facto death squads writer Seymour Hersh described .. as an "executive assassination wing" operating out of Dick Cheney's office.
In his May 17 article titled "Obama's Animal Farm: Bigger, Bloodier Wars Equal Peace and Justice," James Petras called him a "notorious psychopath"
His rise through the ranks was "marked by his central role in directing special operations teams engaged in extrajudicial assassinations, systematic torture, bombing of civilian communities and search and destroy missions. He is the very embodiment of the brutality and gore that accompanies military-driven empire building."
Obama’s restoration of all of the most notorious Bush Era policies and the appointment of Bush’s most brutal commander is based on his total embrace of the ideology of military-driven empire building.
Orlov, long rant
Second, shocking though this seems, it can be observed that most societies are able to absorb sudden increases in mortality without much fuss at all. There was a huge spike in mortality in Russia following the Soviet collapse, but it was not directly observable by anyone outside of the morgues and the crematoria. After a few years people would look at an old school photograph and realise that half the people are gone! When it comes to death, most people do in fact make it easy on themselves and come along quietly. The most painful part of it is realising that something like that is happening all around you.
monbiot brief history of British Empire
Top nuclear expert Eaten by Leopard?
.. One of India's leading nuclear scientists has gone missing ..12 Jun 2009 Lokanathan Mahalingam .. ..worked at the Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Karnataka..telegraph
..He went for a walk early on Monday morning and has not been seen since. ..the Indian Intelligence Bureau is investigating whether he has been eaten by leopards... ..A manhunt is under way in the 1000 acres of dense forest of the Western Ghats that surrounds the Kaiga plant.
..Five years ago, a heavily armed gang attempted to kidnap an official from India's Nuclear Power Corporation in the same forest
whaleoil likes HTC magic google phone
But: no plug...Samsung's latest effort is thinner and looks just as nice, but still manages to pack a headphones socket.
Brazil ...how half the world is... no room for casava
Flint doesnt Micheal Moore live there?
Local politicians believe the city must contract by as much as 40 per cent, concentrating the dwindling population and local services into a more viable area.
In Detroit, shattered by the woes of the US car industry, there are already plans to split it into a collection of small urban centres separated from each other by countryside."
mouse over to see the little houses go away...