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  • UNFPA: Children Have Right to Sex, Drugs, Abortion to Reduce Population

    11/20/2014 5:33:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | 11/20/14 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D
    New York, NY (CFAM) — There are more young people in the world now than ever before. According to the United Nations Population Fund’s latest report, this represents an unprecedented opportunity for progress, but only if future generations are smaller. UNFPA’s prescription to ensure a “demographic dividend” includes freely available abortion for adolescents, removing age of consent, drug and prostitution laws, and reduced parental involvement in the sexual formation of their children. “[Y]oung people require a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, including . . . safe abortion care,” says the 2014 State of World Population, released Tuesday....
  • Cable stocks fall after Obama backs Net Neutrality

    11/10/2014 4:31:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2014 6:01 PM EST | Ken Sweet
    Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet access as a utility. If the FCC were to approve the White House’s recommendations, the Internet would be regulated like other utilities such as electricity, water and telephone services. The White House is calling for an “explicit ban” on deals between broadband Internet providers and online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster, a potential new source of revenue for cable companies. While the FCC is an independent agency, Obama’s statement could put political pressure on FCC commissioners...
  • Does the military have a problem with Jesus?

    10/31/2014 8:12:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    A colonel’s column was removed from an Air National Guard newsletter because the writer violated military policy by including references to Jesus Christ and God, an Ohio National Guard spokesman said. Col. Florencio Marquinez, the medical group commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, wrote an essay in the September edition of the “Stinger.” It was titled, “A Spiritual Journey as a Commander.” He wrote about how his mother’s faith in Jesus Christ influenced his life and he referenced a Bible verse from the New Testament, “With God all things are possible.” Before you could say God bless America, the military...
  • Slavery is a business reality, and it’s up to companies to stop it

    10/31/2014 11:33:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Toronto Globe And Mail ^ | Oct. 29 2014, 1:59 PM EDT | (Reuters)
    There are more slaves now than at any point in history, and companies need to look closely at their supply chains to ensure their products or services aren’t coming from operations that force people to work with no pay, a U.S. writer and private-equity executive said during a recent financial and risk summit in Toronto hosted by media and information firm Thomson Reuters. […] People often think of slavery as a thing of the past, but today there are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide—most of them toiling for nothing more than a meager daily meal, (Benjamin) Skinner said. He...
  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    10/31/2014 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
    Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease. […] Australia’s similar move was slammed Thursday by Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, who said closing borders will not stop spread of the Ebola virus. …
  • China opposes sending North Korea to int’l court

    10/23/2014 2:44:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 4:28 AM EDT
    China says it’s against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record. The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee is considering a resolution calling on the Security Council to take that step, citing the North’s dismal and well-documented record of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions. …
  • UN experts: Detroit should restore water to poor

    10/20/2014 9:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 6:28 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    United Nations human rights experts described Detroit’s mass water shut-offs as “a man-made perfect storm” Monday and called on city officials to restore water to those unable to pay, including those with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Meanwhile, Detroit’s officials said the two lawyers’ actions and conclusions were agenda-driven and not based on “facts” about the city’s progress in helping residents keep or regain service. Leilani Farha and Catarina de Albuquerque, who were in town to observe the effect of water service shut-offs, said they affect the poorest and most vulnerable—and particularly discriminate against Detroit’s majority black population. …
  • Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

    10/20/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 40% target puts Europe on track for long-term climate goals. Prof Skea believes governments are setting targets by what appears to be politically achievable rather than what is necessary to transform the way we make...
  • WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

    10/20/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
    The World Trade Organization has rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. In a ruling Monday, the WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage. …
  • I.M.F. Takes Aim at Wall Street’s Pay System

    10/10/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/10/2014 | WILLIAM D. COHAN
    We don’t like to concede that a primary cause of the financial crisis was a Wall Street compensation system that rewarded executives, bankers and traders for taking big risks with other people’s money without holding them the least bit accountable. And because we don’t like to discuss such things in polite company, it is certainly unsurprising that six years later, not a single fundamental aspect of how Wall Street pays its top people has changed. The incentive system that handed out millions of dollars in bonuses to bankers and traders who packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them as...
  • Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

    08/29/2014 2:00:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 3:31 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. While that stance is in keeping with Obama’s long-standing aversion to military entanglements, it comes at a time when the effectiveness of his preferred options is being challenged and there are indications that some in the administration are ready to take more robust actions. […] During a news conference at the White House, Obama warned that Russia likely will face more Western penalties because of its continued provocations. But he offered no...
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    08/26/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 1:01 PM EDT | John Heilprin
    Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes—banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors—until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World Health Organization said the popular nicotine-vapor products, particularly the fruit, candy and alcohol-drink flavors, could serve as gateway addictions for children and adolescents. It recommended governments forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship in a market that has mushroomed to $3 billion last year and now includes 466 different brands. …
  • PR Firms Take a Stand on Climate Change: Will No Longer Represent Firms Denying Climate Change

    08/15/2014 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Triple Pundit ^ | 08/14/2014 | RP Seigel
    Public relations (PR) is a powerful but unseen force in our society. Companies hire PR firms to make them look as good as possible. When the companies do something they are proud of, they do everything they can to make sure everyone hears about it (including, sometimes contacting reporters like us). When the companies do things that are not so great, they “spin” the news to make it sound harmless. PR firms make their money from fees paid by their clients and have typically been value-neutral, meaning that they promote whatever their clients want them to promote. So it’s a...
  • World’s 2nd Richest Man Calls for 3-Day Work Week, Longer Hours

    07/22/2014 6:49:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jul 21, 2014 6:23PM
    Would a three-day work week improve your quality of life? Carlos Slim, the second richest man in the world, says it would. During a press conference, Slim called for a “radical overhaul” in workers’ lives. He said people should work three days a week, but longer hours. He also said people should work more years, until they’re 70 or 75. …
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Official Admits: Israel Follows International Law, We Don’t

    07/13/2014 10:13:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 7/13/2014, 1:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has said the PA has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in international courts—because Palestinian terrorist groups are far worse violators of international law themselves. Since peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fell apart after the PA applied for membership in international agencies, many Palestinian factions and advocates have pushed for the PA to sign the Rome Statute and press charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court at the Hague (ICC). But contrasting Israel’s conduct during Operation Protective Edge to stop rocket fire from...
  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/08/2014 4:49:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    CBN ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    LONDON - America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom. Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill's criticism of Islam. The calendar might say it's 2014, but in Britain it's starting to feel like George Orwell's "1984" because "Big Brother" has decided that certain things can no longer be said. Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston Churchill's book, The River War, in which he wrote: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its...
  • "After America Comes North America", Gen. Petraeus Boasts

    06/27/2014 4:55:18 PM PDT · by givemELL · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | June 27, 2014 | Alex Newman
    "Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution. “After America comes North America,” Petraeus said confidently in answering...
  • “After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts

    06/27/2014 4:11:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 84 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 27 June 2014 12:30 | Alex Newman
    Friday, 27 June 2014 12:30 “After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts Written by Alex Newman “After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially...
  • Germany gears up for more UN missions

    06/18/2014 1:14:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Jun 2014 08:54 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Germany’s defense minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday the country could play a bigger military role in UN peacekeeping operations. […] “We have key capacities and capabilities which other nations do not have,” she said after meeting deputy Secretary-General of the UN Jan Eliasson. …
  • Netanyahu Links Global Anti-Semitism, Palestinian Authority Incitement

    05/19/2014 2:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/18/2014, 11:56 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday by addressing disturbing statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which published a survey last week proving that over 25% of the world’s population holds anti-Semitic views. “This is the result of the Palestinian Authority’s endless incitement against Israel and attempts to distort Israel’s image and the character of the Jewish people, as we know from past experience,” Netanyahu said. […] Such incitement ranges from the glorification of Nazism and the lionization of Adolf Hitler, to programs on official PA television featuring heavily-stereotyped Jews as villains (and encouraging violence against them),...
  • Ken Rogoff calls for European Union army (Harvard economics prof/IMF chief economist)

    05/19/2014 12:23:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:26PM BST 17 May 2014 | Katherine Rushton
    The European Union must pull closer together and establish a strong military presence, so it can act as a “moral anchor” to the United States, the economist Kenneth Rogoff has warned. Speaking ahead of next week’s European elections, Mr. Rogoff, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, said the EU should strive to become more “like a single country”. […] He added: “It would be a very good investment of German taxpayers’ money to write down debt in the periphery countries. There are a lot of ways to do it. You can be very opaque about it. The...
  • The FCC Issues its Proposal On Net Neutrality; Protesters Are Tossed from Hearing

    05/17/2014 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/17/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, As spring unfolds here in the Northern Hemisphere, the future of the free and open Internet hangs in the balance. As such, I strongly believe everyone should have at least some understanding of what is at stake. When most people hear or read the words “net neutrality” their eyes glaze over with a feeling of confusion and despair: “I can’t remember, am I supposed to be for or against this?” This is exactly how the lawyers and lobbyists in D.C. want it, but unless the citizenry is informed we could lose the...
  • Israel seeks to make Yom Kippur a UN holiday

    05/16/2014 3:46:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 6:03 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Israel has launched a campaign calling for the United Nations to recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor sent a letter to all U.N. member states, saying there are three major monotheistic religions, but only two—Christianity and Islam—are recognized by the U.N. calendar. “Such discrimination at the U.N. must end,” Prosor said in an excerpt of the letter sent to journalists Friday by Israel’s U.N. Mission. …
  • Cuba, EU approve road map on normalization talks

    04/30/2014 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2014 8:25 PM EDT
    Cuba and the European Union have closed a first round of talks on normalizing relations troubled since the 1990s after agreeing to a road map for further discussions. […] EU officials say concerns about civil liberties and democratic participation will continue to influence policy. Cuba says it is open to talking about any issue. …
  • Why Germany should stop arming the world

    04/15/2014 5:04:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 Apr 2014 16:34 GMT+02:00 | Ben Knight
    Germany’s weapons industry is booming, and even the vice chancellor’s attempt to stop selling tanks to the Saudis is a minor concession for the world’s third biggest arms exporter. But the trade is destabilizing security. […] Henrik Heidenkamp, German defense industry expert at the Royal United Services Institute, told The Local the economic value was not the point, but about nurturing Germany’s defense industry so that it will be able to supply arms to the German army and its allies. “Only a commercially viable defense industry can deliver needed equipment to the armed forces in order to sustain the national...
  • How the U.S. Put Latin America Up for Grabs

    04/05/2014 1:52:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | Cliff May
    TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA – I’m not about to pretend that spending a few days in this rather funky little surfing village on the Pacific has given me great insights into Latin America’s current political, economic and social reality. On the other hand, if one keeps an open mind -- and a not excessively open mouth -- one generally learns something. Based on the evidence I’ve been able to gather, Costa Ricans – or Ticans as they refer to themselves – deserve the reputation they enjoy as friendly, good-natured and peaceable. The national slogan here is pura vida, literally "pure life,"...
  • Christians form human shield around church in 'China's Jerusalem' after demolition threat

    04/04/2014 2:42:33 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 4, 2014 | Tom Phillips
    Thousands of Chinese Christians have mounted an extraordinary, round-the-clock defence of a church in a city known as the 'Jerusalem of the East' after Communist Party officials threatened to bulldoze their place of worship. In an episode that underlines the fierce and long-standing friction between China's officially atheist Communist Party and its rapidly growing Christian congregation, Bible-carrying believers this week flocked to the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou hoping to protect it from the bulldozers. Their 24-hour guard began earlier this week when a demolition notice was plastered onto the newly-constructed church which worshippers say cost around 30 million yuan (£2.91...
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […] Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • World Bank postpones Uganda loan over anti-gay law

    02/28/2014 7:34:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/27/2014 | Anna Yukhananov
    The World Bank on Thursday postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda's health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that typically avoids wading into politics. "We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectives would not be adversely affected by the enactment of this new law," World Bank spokesman David Theis said in an email. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill earlier this week that strengthens already strict laws against homosexuals by imposing a life sentence for certain violations and making it a crime...
  • Carbon Benefits Exceed Costs By Up to 500:1

    02/15/2014 8:41:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Roger Bezdek. The Environmental Protection Agency, other government agencies and various scientists contend that fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming and climate change. They use this claim to justify repressive regulations for automobiles, coal-fired power plants and other facilities powered by hydrocarbon energy. Because these rules are costing millions of jobs and billions of dollars, a federal Interagency Working Group (IWG) devised the “social cost of carbon” concept – which attaches arbitrary monetary values to the alleged impacts of using hydrocarbons and emitting carbon dioxide. SCC estimates...
  • John Podesta, key player in administration, also helped UN develop radical new global agenda

    02/13/2014 11:18:50 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2014 | George Russell
    John Podesta, the former Clinton Administration chief of staff who is spearheading President Barack Obama’s aggressive strategy of government-by-regulation, has also been helping United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an even more ambitious job: setting the stage to radically transform the world’s economic, environmental and social agenda. That effort—a colossal and sweeping form of global behavior modification--is supposed to get a new kick-start at a special U.N. summit of world leaders to be convened by Ban in New York City on September 25. Its supporters hope that effort will end next year in a new international treaty that will...
  • John Podesta, key player...also helped UN develop radical new global agenda

    02/13/2014 7:45:59 AM PST · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2014 | George Russell
    John Podesta, the former Clinton Administration chief of staff who is spearheading President Barack Obama’s aggressive strategy of government-by-regulation, has also been helping United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an even more ambitious job: setting the stage to radically transform the world’s economic, environmental and social agenda.
  • Report: 'Noah' Fixated on 'Overpopulation and Environmental Degradation'

    02/12/2014 8:38:10 PM PST · by This Just In · 40 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Director Darren Aronofsky initially described his vision for Noah, the big-budget interpretation of the Biblical story, as a look at the world's first environmentalist. A person who caught an early test screening of the film says Aronofsky's template is still present in the movie's rough cut. The Hollywood Reporter's new feature on the film, set for a March 28 release, details the behind-the-scenes wrangling between the film's director and the studio, all with an eye on the people of faith curious to see the story on the big screen. Test screenings haven't softened worries that spiritual audiences may not embrace...
  • Op-Ed: The EU Auditors Report: A PA-EU Financial Scandal

    12/15/2013 11:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | David Singer
    European taxpayers are supporting a massive fraud. The European Union (EU) has become embroiled in a financial scandal of massive proportions in relation to the financial assistance given by it to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 1994. This appears very clear from the comprehensive European Court of Auditors Report dated 22 October 2013 which was only made public this week. The Report reveals the following: .....
  • Michelle Obama: ‘We Want to Honor and Embrace All…Faith Traditions’

    11/06/2013 4:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 6, 2013 - 6:08 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    At a White House Diwali celebration on Tuesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama said that she and her husband wanted to celebrate all the faith and culture traditions “that make us who we are as Americans.” Even as she was saying this, there were 200 plaintiffs pursuing 77 lawsuits asking federal courts to protect their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion from a regulation issued by the administration under Obamacare that requires health insurance plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion inducing drugs and devices. …
  • France to cancel more debt for the world’s poorest countries

    11/05/2013 1:37:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 05 November 2013 | Cécile Barbière
    Foreign debt cancellations are expected to reach new highs in France’s 2014 development aid budget, with Somalia, Zimbabwe, Chad, Ivory Coast and Sudan in line for a complete deletion of their national debt. Last week, French MPs told two ministers—Pascal Canfin, in charge of development policy, and Benoît Hamon, in charge of the social economy—that the country’s development aid budget was “scattered” and “non-transparent”. The MPs, on the foreign affairs committee of the French National Assembly, were speaking during the the latest assessment of the 2014 budget. The parliamentarians discussed debt relief for the “most indebted poor countries”, the PPTE...
  • UN rapporteur pushes for legally binding right to food

    10/25/2013 10:34:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25 October 2013 | Marc Hall
    Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, has told the UN general assembly to press governments to make the once “forgotten right” legally binding worldwide. In his report, based on eleven country missions in different regions globally, De Schutter detailed progress made on the right to food over the past decade. … “Treating food as a human right brings coherence and accountability. It helps to close the gaps by putting food security of all citizens at the top of the decision-making hierarchy, and making these decision-making processes participatory and accountable,” he said. …
  • Israel to run for U.N. Security Council seat for 2019-20

    10/04/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 3, 2013 5:59pm EDT | Dan Williams
    Israel said on Thursday it plans to run for a rotating seat on the U.N. Security Council for the time ever for 2019-2020, although U.N. diplomats said it will not be easy for the Jewish state to win. “We’re going all out to win,” Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor told Reuters. “It’s about time.” … Prosor said Israel will be vying against Germany and Belgium for two seats allotted to the “Western European and Others Group.” Technically, Israel should be a member of the Asia-Pacific Group along with the other states in the Middle East, but predominantly Muslim states blocked...
  • Shutdown Spectacle: “America Is Already Politically Bankrupt” (German left press blames GOP)

    10/03/2013 9:58:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 02, 2013 – 03:07 PM | Charly Wilder
    Many Germans have found it hard to understand American lawmakers’ inability to resolve their budget disagreements in time to prevent a shutdown of all nonessential government services, which went into effect at midnight on Monday night. “What Washington currently offers up is a spectacle, but one in which the spectators feel more like crying,” writes the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Because Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate, Congress and president could not agree on a stop-gap budget, hundreds of thousands of federal employees were sent on involuntary leave and many agencies were forced to shut down,” continues the editorial....
  • Global study: World not ready for aging population

    09/30/2013 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2013 10:52 PM EDT | Kristen Gelineau
    The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group. The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, for the first...
  • American gun use is out of control. Shouldn't the world intervene? [Massive hurl alert]

    09/21/2013 10:14:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    The Observer ^ | 21 September 2013 | Henry Porter
    Last week, Starbucks asked its American customers to please not bring their guns into the coffee shop. This is part of the company's concern about customer safety and follows a ban in the summer on smoking within 25 feet of a coffee shop entrance and an earlier ruling about scalding hot coffee. After the celebrated Liebeck v McDonald's case in 1994, involving a woman who suffered third-degree burns to her thighs, Starbucks complies with the Specialty Coffee Association of America's recommendation that drinks should be served at a maximum temperature of 82C. Although it was brave of Howard Schultz, the...
  • Pelosi, World Leaders in Attendance at Soros’ Nuptials

    09/22/2013 6:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 08:48 AM | Audrey Hudson
    Billionaire and Democratic Party financier George Soros got married Saturday and celebrated the nuptials with hundreds of his closest friends, including corporate executives, world leaders, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. …Soros, 83, married Tamiko Bolton, a healthcare consultant who is nearly half his age. She is his third wife. …
  • A THIRD of food produced worldwide goes to waste, UN report reveals

    09/12/2013 7:03:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:08 EST, 12 September 2013 | Ted Thornhill
    The food the world wastes produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any country except for China and the United States, the United Nations said in a report. Every year, about a third of all food for human consumption—around 1.3 billion tonnes (1.4 tons)—is wasted, along with all the energy, water and chemicals needed to produce it and dispose of it. Almost 30 percent of the world’s farmland, and a volume of water equivalent to the annual discharge of the River Volga, are in effect being used in vain. … In the industrialized world, much of the waste comes from consumers...
  • U.N. to Celebrate ‘World Toilet Day’

    07/25/2013 8:27:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7 25 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    U.N. to Celebrate ‘World Toilet Day’ The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to mark "World Toilet Day." The day will be celebrated November 19.
  • Pay companies to hire youth, OECD suggests

    07/17/2013 1:35:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:36pm IST | Leigh Thomas
    The plight of youth unemployment in developed economies is so severe it has prompted the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to call for more government intervention, possibly including paying companies to hire.It also said on Tuesday that governments should not roll back minimum welfare schemes and should reallocate, where possible, budgets towards programs designed to get people back in work. Unveiling its 2013 employment outlook, the OECD said joblessness was likely to remain high in its 34 developed member states through most of next year. But speaking to Reuters after the report’s release, the group’s head of employment...
  • Missouri Legislature Bans UN Agenda 21

    05/10/2013 9:24:55 PM PDT · by Baynative · 24 replies
    New American ^ | 5/9/13 | Alex Newman
    With a veto-proof majority, the Missouri legislature approved a popular bill protecting private property and due process rights by banning a deeply controversial United Nations “sustainability” scheme known as UN Agenda 21. The legislation, SB 265, now heads to Democrat Governor Jay Nixon, who has not yet taken a public position on the issue. ~snip~ The widely criticized UN scheme, adopted by governments and dictatorships worldwide at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro more than two decades ago, has been marketed as a way to make humanity more “sustainable.” According to UN documents, however, Agenda 21 essentially seeks to...
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?
  • BENADOR: Obama creating chaos with Chicago-NATO-Summit May 20-21

    05/04/2012 8:24:09 PM PDT · by Eliana Benador · 6 replies
    www.elianaschoice.blogspot.com ^ | 5/4/2012 | Eliana Benador
    “In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell "An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent... He must create a mechanism that can drain off the underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. Out of this mechanism, a new community organization arises.... The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an...
  • Obama: We will fight for a 'global economy where all play by the same rules'

    03/14/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Express [UK] ^ | March 14, 2012 | Emily Fox
    PRESIDENT Obama officially welcomed the British PM to the US today by vowing to fight for a successful global economy where all countries 'abide by the same rules.' The President, in his welcome speech at the White House declared that the bond between Britain and the US was stronger than ever and that both countries would work together to ensure that no other jeopardises the stability of the global economy. The economic situations for both countries have been precarious in recent months with the eurozone debt crisis threatening to destabilise the entire global economy. President Obama said: "We are fighting...
  • The U.S. Constitution 2.0, The Obama Rewrite

    11/16/2009 7:03:44 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies · 732+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 15, 2009 | JR Dieckmann
    The Obama Administration is developing a new socialist constitution for America to replace the original Constitution written by our Founders. Every single one of these huge bills being rammed through congress is simply another article of the Obama constitution which allows no amendments by Republicans. The people need to understand that these huge 1000 to 2000 page bills - the 111 Congress agenda - are all parts of one master blueprint for a new socialist government. The master plan has been split up into different component pieces so that the people won’t notice how they will all fit back together...