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Church of Scotland calls for referendum debate on “integrity and community – not just cash and constitutions”
Most Scots prefer devolution to independence?
Lesser “economies of scale” could devastate oil and other industries
Huawei equipment will not be used at any American military base in South Korea
China is now Iran’s biggest trade partner
Japan tells world to stand up to China “or face consequences”
Huawei hacked India’s ‘BSNL’ telecommunications network
Chinese government-owned conglomerate wants to spend $2 1/2 billion on Israeli milk and dairy products company
Obama is creating a “government of one” by ignoring the Constitution
Lech Walesa “disillusioned” by Obama
Anti-NSA surveillance legislation stalled, Congressmen being blackmailed?
Law professor: Americans are “rising up” against government
Open letter to the men and women of the Connecticut state police
“The police chief believes he is the judge, jury and executioner. In my opinion, this creates a bias towards the mayor… This compromises the chief.” Councillor Doug Ford, brother of Mayor Rob Ford, who also objected to Toronto Police Services Board member Andy Pringle taking a fishing trip with Police Chief Bill Blair, saying “We cannot have a police board member being the police chief’s fishing buddy”.
“Strictly speaking, today there is no one to talk to there. The legitimacy of a whole host of government bodies is raising huge doubts… (Western support) is an aberration of perception when something that is essentially the result of a mutiny is called legitimate.” – Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev.
The above is taken from the Toronto Star’s article “Ukraine government dismissed as ‘mutiny’ by Russia” (1) appearing today, and illustrates the very grave situation now existing between the West and Russia over the expulsion of Moscow’s man in Kiev, and the continued collapse of Russia’s post-Soviet “sphere of influence”.
China concerned over Japan’s ”gigantic” stock of weapons-grade plutonium
Iran tests new warhead for ballistic missiles designed to defeat defensive systems
U.S. Navy’s new laser guns cheaper and longer-lasting than conventional weapons
Russia to establish “ Northern Fleet-Unified Strategic Command” in the Arctic
Iranian warships mission to U.S. coast “dry run” for future hostile action?
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“Over 90 percent of investigations into settler violence by Israeli police fail to lead to an indictment… More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.”
Israel shoots Palestinians indiscriminately – 35% of Gaza’s agricultural land (is) within the Israeli-declared “security buffer zone”
“The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the European Court of Human Rights not to impose a redefinition of marriage on Italy…” – Catholic News Agency (and) “The people of Italy recognize that men and women bring distinct, irreplaceable gifts to family life, especially for children who deserve both a mom and a dad…” – Roger Kiska, senior Alliance legal counsel.
This is a sub-category in which I highlight books of interest which I don’t have time to read and post reviews of, but which may well attract the attention of readers of this blog.
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“If I Had a Son’: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman” – Investigative reporter Jack Cashill takes a look at the railroading of George Zimmerman, and what he calls the “Black Grievance Industry”, as well as how “race hustlers” such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton “become arbiters of what we are allowed to say in the national conversation on race.” Lengthy review by Gerald Martin of American Renaissance, see here.