Sunday, January 01, 2012

Daily Digest January 1, 2012


Conservatives laying groundwork for Office of Religious Freedom
The Harper government is preparing to carve out a new role for Canada as a champion of religious rights abroad,
another sign of the Conservative shift in foreign policy and one that has roots
in the tragic 2011 assassination of a Pakistani cabinet minister.
Subject: ICH: A World in Denial of What It Knows
Exposing The Crimes Of Empire
  The Peoples Press - Powered By People - For People
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (U.N. Article 1.10 December 1948)

"I am not an optimist, because I am not sure that everything ends well. Nor am I a pessimist, because I am not sure that everything ends badly. I just carry hope in my heart. Hope is the feeling that life and work have a meaning. You either have it or you don't, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds you." - Vaclav Havel

" the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles. " - Samuel Smiles

"Groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having."  - John Perry Barlow

"Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened."  - Charles Spurgeon

January 01, 2012 - Happy New Year!

Seize the Chance to End the Craziness in North Korea
You've got to hand it to the North Koreans, they certainly know how to throw a funeral.

Arab League Mission to Syria Becomes Focus of Demands for Military Intervention

A Funny Thing Happened on the Road to (Regime Change in) Damascus...
The Western press has dutifully - and uncritically - repeated harrowing tales of the Syrian government's "siege of Homs" -
the 4,000 government forces randomly shelling the city, the snipers everywhere killing anyone on the streets,
even the troops' digging trenches to prevent the people from escaping the mass slaughter of the innocents.

US Threatens War in the Persian Gulf
Having provoked Tehran with legislation for what amounts to an oil embargo,
the US is threatening Iran with military action if it retaliates by shutting down the Strait of Hormuz.

An Act Of War: Obama Signs Iran Banking Sanctions
The bill, aims to reduce Tehran's oil revenues Senior U.S. officials said Washington was engaging with its foreign partners
to ensure the sanctions can work without harming global energy markets.

America's Bloody Clipboard: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Now Iran
A pending war with Iran has a lot to do with US unholy imperialism as well as the US's unhealthy (INSANE)
codependency with the leadership of Israel.

Urging Obama to Stop Rush to Iran War
A torrent of war propaganda against Iran is flooding the American political scene as U.S. neocons and Israeli hardliners
see an opening for another war in the Middle East,
a momentum that ex-CIA analysts Ray McGovern and Elizabeth Murray urge President Obama to stop.

Muslim Haters Tie Iran to 9/11
In the world of the right-wing Islam-hating extremists and others pushing for confrontation with Iran,
reality is no obstacle to spinning tales of secret Iranian assistance to al-Qaeda.

The Decline of the American Empire
The US has the world's biggest economy, the most influential culture, and the most potent military machine,
with a budget that equals that of all other nations combined.

Graphic: Mapping a Superpower-sized Military:
The United States remains a superpower on a scale not seen since the days of the Caesars. With this in mind,
 the National Post's Richard Johnson takes a look at the scale of America's forces.

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world
the overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination.
It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority
and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage.
mperialism and the "Anti-Imperialism of the Fools"
One of the great paradoxes of history are the claims of imperialist politicians
to be engaged in a great humanitarian crusade designed to liberate nations and peoples,
while practicing the most barbaric conquests.

Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

R.I.P. Bill of Rights 1789 - 2011
We are now a nation living under military dictatorship, whether you realize it or not.

Bob Rae rejette une fusion PLC-NPD Le réchauffement climatique, ça n'existe pas?   

Les deux sondes GRAIL mises en orbite lunaire

Jean-François Lisée - 2012 : l'année de la régression
Pierre Duhamel - La crise : le feuilleton de l'année
Manon Cornellier - Démocratie mal en point : un Parlement vulnérable aux abus


"The Cloud of Unknowing" is a medieval classic of mystical writing, and unknowing still hangs over us.
It will be a happier new year if we can dispel some of that cloud, try to unknow less, and know a little more.

The first and continuing role of this daily (as often as possible) post is to provide information to you.

The second is to provide a means of expressing your perceptions of reality as you view it.

Make this New Year's Resolution, please, if you react strongly type it out and share it.

Only by this will the full range of thoughts on matters of consequence become known.