One of the most powerful/moving articles I have ever read:
.....“Right now, the Commander of the first platoon Vladimir lies in hospital. He’s a heroic individual, awarded with a medal “For Military Merit”. Thanks to his dedication and utter disregard of self, his troops survived. Another unit also survived following Vladimir’s orders to retreat from approaching tanks while he remained. Alone. We had a hand-made personnel carrier that we nicknamed “Combat”. We sewed it up with armaments, armoured it with a gun. Vladimir remained inside, fighting – alone! – holding back the enemy; covering his troops until they retreated to safety.
Just when we thought the latest conflict between Israel and the Palestinians had found a negotiated settlement, Israel upped the ante.
More confiscated land and more settlements. This cannot end well.
Roman Empire Slaughtered by Their Own Paid Assassins. Professional protectors Demanded Their Pensions.Submitted by Mark Twain on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:06
Securing police pensions... in the time limit set by Rome... 20 years. Using force, or just the threat of force... to secure pensions is common... Enforcers routinely back up their requests with their force.
Jeff Berwick spills his guts here. Thoughts anyone?
I agree with a lot of what he says. As an entreprenuer myself, he hits on many key points that resonate with me.
Time will tell if he can unfcuk the mess he's in.....
It's my fault.
Those who have been reading some of my internet scribblings over the past months or years know I've been going down a very interesting path. Having graduated with a MASTERS DEGREE from the school of hard knocks in Austrian Economics and political "science" over the last decade I've begun to dig even deeper into an understanding of the very question of life. Heck, we'll see if I am still alive by the end of this blog entry. Yes, I am serious about that (I think I will be... but I'll explain below why I haven't killed myself yet).
I know there are many who believe the US/NATO/EU story and the Russians/Putin are attempting to deceive us they aren't involved militarily in the Ukraine crisis. But, if that's the case, and the US/NATO/EU's version of the downed MH17 flight is legitimate, why are they refusing to release the 'black box' recordings? The Russians are making a demand that these finding be realeased to the public.
It's Sunday afternoon, the sun finally came out and its been shining down for hours. The sky's blue and perfectly clear now, but earlier in the day when it was still dark it rained. At noon the humidity and outside temperatures were higher than normal. It was miserably sticky; the kind of weather where your clothes glue to your skin and you can't get cool, no one wants to be outside.
By 3:00 the pools of rain water have dried up and people are starting to come out into their yards and the streets again. I'm on my way home from walking my dogs. The smell of ribs grilling over apple wood drifts through the air to me. I pass a family gathered together for a picnic in the neighborhood park.
Dad's hanging back in the shade of a big Cottonwood tree, working the grill and sneaking sips from a sweating bottle—He's in the midst of taking a long pull of beer—when he sees me passing by. He makes a move to hide the bottle. I've disturbed him, intruded into that sacred space he's found in front of the grill. It's a space filled with wisps of smoke curling up to chase away the twin ghosts of work and worry. The disturbance is brief. Presently a wave of ease settles over his face. Everything about him returns to the way it was before I came by. He seems to be saying "Ahhh fuck it, it's Sunday afternoon and I'm here to enjoy myself" as he raises the bottle to his lips again.
We are joined by Dr John Robb to discuss pet vaccinations and possible side effects. Check out the full archive here http://angrybeaverradio.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/pet-vaccine...
Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk September 01, 2014: Obama Has No Middle East Strategy? Good! (VIDEO)
Written by Ron Paul
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Buying silver is something that a lot of people that read this site do so I figured it was about time for a post full of tips, ideas, and advice on how to store your precious metals.
Silver is a hedge against instability but like any physical hedge it could be stolen by thieves, confiscated in a no-knock-raid, or potentially taken by a bank during a bail-in.
There may not be anywhere that your silver is 100% safe so to minimize risk it is important to try and have multiple locations. Even under the worst case scenario you won't lose all of your stashes. Silver that you plan on saving for a longer period of time can be stored in more isolated places.
This video is about how government-run schooling contributed to the rise of socialism, imperialism and eventually fascism in Germany between the 1890s and 1940s.
By Paul Craig Roberts
The Donetsk National Republic States The Facts
“Every time you come to Russia with a sword, from a sword you will perish.”
The former Russian provinces, which Soviet party leaders carelessly attached to Ukraine at a time when it seemed to make no difference as all were part of the Soviet Union, are now independent republics with their own governments. The West pretends that this isn’t so, because Washington and its puppet capitals don’t recognize the independence of formerly captive peoples. But the West’s opinion no longer counts.
Beavercreek, Ohio – The killing of John Crawford III by police inside Wal-Mart differs from other recent police killings in one substantial manner. It isn’t that the victim was unarmed, carrying only a bb gun obtained from the store’s shelves. It isn’t that Crawford was on the phone when the officers approached him. It is different because even if Crawford had been carrying a rifle in the store, the officers that killed him did not even have cause to detain him, much less shoot him.
“I shook him, really shook him,” the man said. “And then I saw the beer between legs.”
Police associations are beginning a major lobbying push to protect their access to the military equipment that was used against demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo.
Law enforcement groups argue a Pentagon program that provides surplus military gear helps protect the public, and they are gearing up for a fight with lawmakers and the Obama administration over whether it should be continued.