Scotland needs own currency, or will be dominated by the pound or Euro
Interesting review of world-wide separatist movements, including Scotland
North Sea oil concerns
Flemish group allies with Scotland on grounds of “Muslim colonization”
“This is an argument about the head and the heart” – interesting review
Only one in four will vote yes?
“Free Flow of Information Act” targets independent journalism
One million truckers to protest Obama by shutting America down for three days in October
Forty federal agencies (?) have armed divisions
Brazilian President postpones U.S. visit, plans to go offline from US-centric internet – See here and here.
Belgium unhappy, major telecom targeted for years by a ‘foreign state’…
FEMA grounds private drones helping to map Boulder floods, threatens operators – fracking/oil connections?
“Tony Abbott is sworn in as Australia’s 28th prime minister this morning and has pledged to enforce Operation Sovereign Borders to combat people smuggling and the influx of ‘boat people’ arriving on Australia’s shores… The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has also been changed to Department of Immigration and Border Protection to usher in the new era. Along with this, the Abbott government will stop granting permanent protection visas to undocumented boat arrivals and will reintroduce the processing of temporary protection visas which will deny permanent residency in Australia.” (Emphasis added -JG.)
U.S: PETA kills 89.4% of adoptable dogs and cats in its care during 2012
Colombia: Displaced families face reprisals for trying to reclaim their own land
U.K: Fracking sparks concerns over food safety, livestock deaths and deformities
Guatemala: Battle to preserve ancestral farming practices
Africa: American initiatives to provide electricity will likely to lead to climate-polluting projects, not locally-sourced renewable energy
U.S: Colorado fracking and flooded oil fields – see here and here.
Below is the text of a letter-to-the-editor I just sent off to the Toronto Sun. Andy Donato’s cartoons seem to be more and more vehicles for smug politically-correct commentary these days, a far cry from his excellent humorous take on events in the past.
For shame -JG.
Japan launches first ‘affordable’ space rocket – many implications…
Russian nuclear-powered submarine catches fire during repairs
India conducts second test of “China-killer” long-range ballistic missile
Israel developing advanced “Arrow” missile – bigger payload, more accurate
Russia developing new battle-tank – unmanned version planned
U.S: Florida food pantry cuts USDA connections after order to remove Christian symbols
Syria: Christians face destruction after decades of protection by secular dictatorship
Egypt: Copts forced to pay Jizya ‘submission’ tax to Muslims to stay alive
Pakistan: Muslims beat, strip, torture and rape Christian women
U.K: Church of Scotland may stop performing weddings to avoid ‘gay marriage’ lawsuits
This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.
This is part two of a two-part series.
by Mihael Willman
“The decision to give contracts to Zhenhua Heavy Industries and other Chinese government-owned companies is not just short-sighted, but potentially suicidal for the future. As long as contracts are given to the lowest bidder, Chinese government-owned companies will easily be able to undercut any domestic company, since profit is not the primary goal. With the financial backing of Beijing, these companies will be able to destroy the capability of American and other Western companies to compete for contracts not only abroad, but in their own countries as well.”
Eight links in total…
Missouri House votes to nullify Federal gun control
Colorado pro-gun groups victorious in both ‘recalls’
San Francisco and Bank of China discuss trade, finance, using Yuan
Obamacare regulations 8 times longer than Bible