Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Our time is running out - The Arctic sea ice is going!

From YouTube:

Exclusive interview with Professor Peter Wadhams, leading Arctic scientist Cambridge University.

500 Nations Part 1

From YouTube:
The ancient history of North America - introduced by Kevin Costner.

The other parts are also on YouTube.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

TTIP: Here's why MEPs have been protesting it, and why you should too

From an article in the Independent explaining what it is and why its ramifications are so significant:

"A vote on the TTIP in the European parliament was postponed yesterday, sparking protest amongst MEPs who are against it. Earlier in the week, protesters gathered in Bavaria (despite aggressive police tactics) to protest against the fact that it will hand yet more powers to corporations at the expense of citizens. However, despite over 2m Europeans signing a petition to stop it, the G7 leaders have announced their intention to forge ahead with it anyway."

The full article can be read here.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Bilderberg Meeting 2015

Charlie Skelton's report on this year's Bilderberg Meeting - from the Guardian:

Forget the G7 summit – Bilderberg is where the big guns go

"Covering issues from Europe to terrorism and IT, the lesser known Bilderberg policy conference includes prime ministers, CEOs from banks, airlines, oil and the arms industry, and even George Osborne

As one summit closes, another opens. Thursday sees the start of the influential Bilderberg policy conference, which this year is being held in Austria, just 16 miles south of the G7 summit, and in a similarly inaccessible luxury alpine resort. The participant list for the conference has just been released by the organisation, and some big names leap off the page.

No fewer than three serving European prime ministers will be attending, from the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium. They will be discussing “European strategy” with the head of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, and the president of Austria, Heinz Fischer. Two European finance ministers are on the list: one Dutch, the other George Osborne. The UK chancellor is a regular attendee of the Bilderberg summit, and this year he will be showing off his post-election glow. Unlike that other Bilderberg regular, Ed Balls, who is being invited back despite having by some considerable distance the weakest job title on the list: “former shadow chancellor of the exchequer..."


Abrupt Climate Change and The Failure of Democracy

From New Eastern Outlook:

The deadly and destructive effects of abrupt climate change continue to be felt across the planet and still the response of national governments is to do nothing except issue press releases expressing sympathy for the victims and empty promises of local aid. In India, this week, hundreds have died in extreme heat, in the southern United States, biblical rains have ruined the lives of thousands, in California and Brazil drought threatens entire continental regions. Alaska is experiencing temperatures 20 degrees Celsius above normal while in southern Ontario, in Canada, many vineyards suffered the destruction of their entire grape crop as temperatures suddenly plummeted and rainfall there is half of normal. It snowed again in Newfoundland and in New Zealand they had their largest first snowfall in decades. [More]