As Washington and Tel-Aviv continue to debate the possibility of a preventive attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities, there are some indications that Israel may strike in as soon as three months.Tensions are rising high in the region with strong rhetoric heard from both sides. A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned that any move – even the “slightest of errors” – which could be considered a hostile act against the Iran will jeopardize the very existence of the Israel. "In the case of any venture against our country, the aggressors will face a swift, resolute and serious counter-measure," Alaeddin Boroujerdi said, according to Press TV.
The observatory has also monitored professional restrictions on Christians. A restrictive definition of freedom of conscience means that professions such as magistrates, doctors, nurses, midwives and pharmacists are "slowly closing for Christians.”
Teachers and parents "get into trouble” when they disagree with state-defined sexual ethics, the report said.
One survey in the U.K. indicates popular perception agrees. Seventy-four percent of poll respondents said that there is more negative discrimination against Christians than people of other faiths.
According to this report, however, the most chilling part of Obama’s Executive Order was his giving power over all water recourses in the United States to his Department of Defense instead of to emergency, health and/or agricultural agencies one would normally expect to be put in charge of this most vital resource.
Most interesting to note about Obama’s move, this report continues, is that six days after (22 March) giving his military control over all water resources in America, and on World Water Day no less, US intelligence officials released a report warning that the “struggle over access to water supplies could spark global war in the next few decades”.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL) have released their fourth Draft of theInternational Covenant on Environment and Development. This document was designed from the beginning to convert the “soft-law” non-binding Agenda 21 into firmly binding global law - enforceable through the International Criminal Court and/or the dispute resolution features of the Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The U.N., the IUCN, and the ICEL—are working as hard as they can to get Agenda 21 converted into binding international law
The international community—the U.N., the IUCN, and the ICEL—are working as hard as they can to get Agenda 21 converted into binding international law. It will happen unless informed Americans stand up—as they have begun to do across the country—and kick out ICLEI, Agenda 21, and realize that use of the term “sustainable development” is nothing more than a sound-good substitute for Agenda 21.
Mysterious disease that affects children devastates northeastern Uganda.
Health officials have been researching the possible causes of the disease since 2009, without success…
...a disease that is being called “nodding syndrome” or zombie disease (in literal translation). It is of unknown origin and has no cure. The authorities of Uganda estimate that more than three thousand children have been affected.“There is a general effect on the neurological system and memory that impairs vision, eating or even the simple recognition of the environment,” said Emmanuel Tenywa, director of disease control of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Uganda.
It’s called this because of causing episodes similar to epileptic seizures, the disease mainly affects children between five and 15 years, and has caused more than 200 victims in Uganda over the last three years. Thousands of children in southern Sudan are also sick.
Lamwaka has had seizures up to five times a day over the last eight years and her health deteriorated. The father watches helplessly.
“When she used to speak, she asked for food,” he said. “Today she just reaches out,” he says. Why does this happen?
“We have a long list of things that do not cause the disease. But we do not yet have a definitive cause,” said Scott Dowell, director of the division of global disease detection and emergency response by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Sure, for consumers who use digital payment for most everything, it seems like a great "populist" idea.
At first look, going cashless seems to be a progression to ultimate freedom. There will be no need to get cash from the bank. When you get paid, the money is immediately deposited into your account. There is no need to enter checks and balance your checkbook. And there will no longer be a need for the coin jar sitting in the corner, slowly filling up to allow for buying something frivolous every year. We can just sit around downloading ABBA and have the funds digitally removed from our accounts without even getting out of our beanbags.
This all sounds great -- why would anyone object to such a natural progression? Maybe the problem arose when Gen. Petraeus disclosed that the CIA has the ability to monitor us through our TV, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Or maybe it is the recent article in Wired that says that by September 2013, the NSA will have complete and total access to all things digital. Or maybe it's the fact that the Fed has been so devaluing the dollar that if (more likely when)the dollarcollapses, the Fed will have us deposit all of our cash into an account and issue us a card with everything we own and move the decimal point over a couple of digits.
But most importantly, the problem with going cashless is the total loss of liberty required. A cashless society gives the government absolute access into our lives, without anywhere to hide; indeed, it grants government total control of our finances and way of life.