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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

12 January - Morning Surfing

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M&M hopes to develop solar-powered charging station for electric cars 

Israeli Mossad training Iranian exiles in Kurdistan: French newspaper

 ( Kurds live in Turkey and were in Iraq - before it was effectively broken up. Saddam repressed their drive for an independent homeland - and Turkey suffers from fighting because of its large and central Kurdish population. Assyrian Independent News - aina - has a static column of articles which includes stories of Kurdish genocide campaigns against Iraqi Christian pacifists

The Genocide of Assyrians -- Then and Now )

Denial Flows All the Way to the Turkish Embassy in Canberra

Why do we ignore the civilians killed in American wars?

The major wars the United States has fought since the surrender of Japan in 1945 — in Korea, Indochina, Iraq and Afghanistan — have produced colossal carnage. For most of them, we do not have an accurate sense of how many people died, but a conservative estimate is at least 6 millioncivilians and soldiers.

The wars in Korea and Indochina were extremely deadly. While estimates of Korean War deaths are mainly guesswork, the three-year conflict is widely believed to have taken 3 million lives, about half of them civilians. The sizable civilian toll was partly due to the fact that the country’s population is among the world’s densest and the war’s front lines were often moving.
The war in Vietnam and the spillover conflicts in Laos and Cambodia were even more lethal. These numbers are also hard to pin down, although by several scholarly estimates, Vietnamese military and civilian deaths ranged from 1.5 million to 3.8 million, with the U.S.-led campaign in Cambodia resulting in 600,000 to 800,000 deaths, and Laotian war mortality estimated at about 1 million.

(Actually, that stat in the sidebar doesn't seem to have moved for a long while.
From 'Lost Topical Lists'

Deaths from military actions

Panetta admits Iran not developing nukes

Nuclear fuel enrichment is much different from enrichment for weapons. Most commercial nuclear reactors use lightly enriched uranium, which is between 3-5 percent enriched. Weapons-grade uranium must be enriched to approximately 85 percent or more of a key radioactive isotope for it to be usable in an atomic bomb.
Iran added on Monday that it had also enriched uranium up to 20 percent in an underground facility, explaining that the isotopes were to be used to help cancer patients.
( Canada supplied the world with such for decades - until the old facility virtually disintegrated from age, unreplaced to fill a demand for isotopes for nuclear imaging diagnostics. Nor could one fairly place blame solely on either Lie-berals or Con-serve-a-cliques : it took both.

  Chalk River makes 1st isotopes in 15 months". CBC.ca. August 18, 2010.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalk_River_Laboratories
Enriching uranium to 95% is hard. There is zero evidence Iran can do it.
Some can )

Whoever Killed the Scientist Was Aiming at Much More

January 11th, 2012 | Printable version |

Jim Lobe

Jim Lobe
I haven’t read all the commentary — or nearly all the commentary — on the assassination of the Iranian chemist today, but I have the distinct impression that whoever targeted him had a much broader agenda than simply killing yet another scientist working on Iran’s nuclear program. I think the prospect of renewed negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran was the bigger target.
( When I submitted a comment to a wonderful thread knocking the very Devil out of lies obscuring subterfuge and black ops against Iran...they were gone on return !


January 12, 2012 @ 1:32 pm
There seems a fairly clear assessment of the policies which are being carried out against Iran, although I would never suggest one underestimate carried out as a pogrom against a number of nations in the region to rape them of ‘natural resources’ while lying supine for the “colonizers’” convenience in the best tradition of the East India Company…except it isn’t.
Iran will be completely familiar with the destruction of academia in Iraq, not only the wrecking of infrastructure but prevention of repairs or training of technicians or access to technology. That was partly accomplished by the ‘rebuilding’ of Iraq -where ‘no bid’ contracts were squandered and resources that might have gone to rebuilding deliberately pilfered.
So Clinton or other officials might be conveniently unaware that private company operatives outnumber the military and are so uncontrolled as to rape their own employees – but we should not be so naive.
Nor do you generally find reporting about U.S. forces guarding Chinese mining operations in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile Agent Orange has been replaced by Depleted Uranium or an analogue – which is also reported – and the mass suicides of returning troops are attributed to PTSD.
Dead men tell no tales. Some blogs written by returnees are horrors of their health situation, destitution and social isolation.
That info can be hard to come by. I made some notes to spur research.

Another Iranian Scientist Assassinated

It really sells well, positioning the people who host conferences promoting nuclear disarmament - who signed on to a verification program to assure this which was fiscally strangled - as the 'real danger'....as opposed to those ( like Russia ) who have lots of weapons systems....and supply such.)


Comment: Drawing Careful Conclusions from the Iran Assassination


James O’Keefe's Group Appears To Commit Voter Fraud In Order To Gin Up Hysteria Over Non-Existent Fraud Problem

thinkprogress.org - James O’Keefe’s latest video features surrogates appearing to commit voter fraud in yesterday’s New Hampshire primary election, all in an attempt to highlight voter fraud, a problem which is by-and...
SME News, Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 01:11:18 PM IST
NEW DELHI: Hungary is eyeing investments from India in different sectors such as automobile, auto components.

Scotland/England Maritime Boundaries

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields
by Michel Chossudovsky

Finnish government to cover lifetime of medical costs for children permanently injured by swine flu vaccine

Mental health screening of teens creates a "crisis" where none exists 

Big Pharma fumbles with toxic dementia drugs while ignoring natural remedies

Vitamin D triggers natural immune response against tuberculosis

Vitamin B-based treatment may permanently cure vision-robbing eye disease

New study finds that chemo targets cancer cells that were dying anyway

Major groups, speakers converge for first annual national conference to end factory farming

FDA: Birth control drugs linked to 150 percent increased risk of deadly blood clots

Fluoride is Dangerous, But This Toxin (in Your Water Supply) May be Far Worse  

Ovarian cancers caused by IVF infertility treatments

Truth comes out: 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic 'deaths' of children were actually caused by MRSA

Potential loophole in vaccine law could mandate vaccines in children during declared emergency

Federal government wants to jab healthy children with untested anthrax vaccine just to see if it works

In 'universal' flu shot push, medical industry admits current flu shots are useless

Shock vaccine study reveals influenza vaccines only prevent the flu in 1.5 out of 100 adults (not 60% as you've been told) 

Center for Disease Control pushes harsh adult vaccination program

Study suggests 'green' biofuels are more environmentally harmful than fossil fuels

Japan's radioactive cars selling at auctions without notice

OWS urges Americans to begin occupying foreclosed homes

Raw nuts lower elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure to fight metabolic syndrome     

Sports drinks loaded with liquid sugars

Salad dressings often loaded with corn syrup and other junk ingredients

Green tea inhibits extra weight gain and can help prevent obesity

Chocolate consumption lowers stroke risk and heart disease incidence by a third 

Eliminate and reverse BPA toxicity 

Implantable RFID chips capable of remotely killing non-compliant 'slaves' are here 

Five packaged foods you never need to buy again

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