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Humorous answers are welcome!
Humorous answers are welcome!
Between 2002 and 2010 $120m has moved from conservative billionaires to over 100 anti-climate thinktanks with the aim of discrediting climate change science.
If climate change is indeed part of a natural ebb and flow then why does it need to be discredited? If it is wrong then the science will come to the fore and show that it is not happening or is not caused by human pollution.
I would suggest that by funding so much against this that it works to add to the ever mounting evidence that climate change is a reality and that human behaviour is making the situation worse.
If these billionaires can successfully discredit climate change then they will be able to effect government policy which in turn will help their respective businesses, either by increasing profits or by avoiding massive losses when people turn away from them.
This ‘donation’ is more like a financial investment in their short-sighted views.
By George Volkov & Leon J Williams
Today W.A.N.K.E.R (Working for the Advancement of North Korean Energy Research) announced a new round of nuclear tests which is set to be unloaded early next week.
W.A.N.K.E.R had this to say “we’re expecting a clean drop off”
Some say occasionally there is a dry load but expectations are high following last months successful shoot off which reached space.
Normally these kinds of operations are kept secret but after being caught by South Korea, Kim Jong-un said he will be keeping it under the covers from now on. The project should have come along quicker but it has been slowed down due to North Korean censorship of Internet.
By Leon J Williams
A new US health report by the US National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine comparing the US to 16 other developed countries has once again highlighted the dreadful state of US healthcare.
The report which compares mortality rates between the 17 countries places one of the richest countries in the world, the US, squarely last.
Things are in bad shape (no pun intended) in the US and there is seems to be very little appetite to change things.
In 2007 the UN reported on life expectancy for those born between 2005-2010 which placed the US 38th in the world, even lower than Cuba, Chile and the United Arab Emirates.
America, lots of money, just in the hands of the very few wealthy while the vast majority suffer, long live capitalism!
Capitalism = Selfish
Socialism = Sharing
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By George Volkov
Cuba, whilst being blockaded in an attempt to starve them into allowing the US to exploit it’s people again, still provides more for it’s people than the US.
In this short piece of writing, i am going to present to you facts, not opinions, because what can prove something more than a fact?
Castro became prime minister in 1959, after overthrowing General Batista, who gained power in a military coup.
In 1960, the Cuban government introduces aggressive economic reforms: American-owned businesses come under state control and the economy becomes centrally planned, this, along with the landowners having their land given to the peasants who have worked on it their whole lives, gets large amounts of support.
With the lowest unemployment rate, which is at 1% and the highest literacy rate in the world at 99%, not to mention some of the best and most humanitarian doctors to ever walk the earth, Cuba would be a great country to live in. Unfortunately, due the US blockade, and the fact very few countries want to anger uncle sam, Cuba is still very much under-developed.
Most of the Cubans who left were the rich ones, the exploiters, or as we leftists call them, the bourgeoisie. This would explain why the Cuban-American population is so well off. When Cuba is at its worst everyone still gets their food, water, and healthcare when America is at its best 40,000 people still die a year from not having healthcare.
Why do the US want Castro out so badly?
The US fear Castro, he has made socialism look successful, a rare case when “socialist leaders” actually turn out to be socialists. The fact they have tried to starve Cuba, invade Cuba, and assassinate Castro, (638 ways, according to a channel 4 documentary), shows they really don’t like how well Cuba is doing.
Yes, the US claim Castro is a dictator, and that is why they want him gone, the real reason is he kicked US business out of Cuba, so it could benefit the people of Cuba, not the American government and fat cats.
And if the US are so bothered about dictators, why did they give Pinochet bombers and munitions to take over from the democratically elected Marxist Salvador Allende, via a coup d’état?
With the US foreign policy, you can see a pattern.
Will it make us money? Do they oppose the US? Did they stop us gaining money at the expense of others?
Are they socialist or communist?
If the answer is yes, then the US will to something, whether it be the CIA training and arming rebels (Nicaragua, Afghanistan, which didn’t backfire at all…), assassinations, or starting a coup (Guatemala, Chile).
In cuba, if you have cancer, you can’t get medicine to treat it. Why? The blockade. You can’t even get painkillers imported, for a headache. This is the inhumanity of the US embargo. It criticises Castro because Cuba does not have the same standard of living as the west, yet it is the cause of the problem. It’s like a slave owner, beating his slave, then berating the slave for not working as well. The US is clearly attempting to discredit Castro for the conditions it is creating itself.
And for the “Cuba was better before Castro” argument: Kennedy admitted, after trying to invade Cuba, and assassinate Castro many times, that Cuba is better off under Castro than it was under Batista.
¡Hasta la victoria siempre!
Until the Eternal Victory!
By Leon J Williams
In the US state of Texas a school enforces a strict rule that its students must wear an electronic tag so that the school can know where their students are at all times on school property. This has been in force since the start of the 2012 academic year.
The school in question is a Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio which hopes to expand the program right across their 112 schools.
This operates in the same way as criminals on parole with the police tracking peoples every move.
One student (Andrea Hernandez) who refused to wear this device was kicked out of the school, she took the school to court and of course the US authorities told her to wear the device or find another school.
Looks like civil liberties in the US take another beating, eroding day by day.
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By Leon J Williams
Bolivian officials say they have conclusive proof that the US government, along with it’s embassy staff in Bolivia is trying to destabilise Bolivia and its government.
Bolivia is preparing the evidence for submission directly to US President Obama himself.
Numerous states in Latin America and indeed around the world accuse the US of the same thing. Essentially asserting their dominance over other countries in order to get favourable terms for its government and American businesses as well as convince the citizens of those respective countries to adopt political and economical systems more aligned to the US style.
Some of the countries who have ‘issues’ with the US, this list represents a variety of problems and the list is by no means exhaustive:
Most notably the US has great beef with the ideology of nationalisation, welfare and in general anything ‘social’, one example being that relations with Angola were only normalised in 1992 after Angola denounced Marxism.
Whether Bolivia does or doesn’t have conclusive evidence of American actions/plans to destabilise their country the result is extremely unlikely to change anything, the US will ignore the evidence (rightly or wrongly) and Bolivia will remain anti-American.