Comment on Israeli forces begin home demolitions in Bedouin village near Jerusalem by Mark Koroi

September 21st, 2014 No comments

Israeli social reformer Daphni Leef in her famous speech that gave rise to the J-14 activist movement spoke of the Israeli government’s victimization of Bedouins.

They had been known as the “Likud Arabs” for their support of then-PM Ariel Sharon’s attempts to develop the Negev Desert region.

The Bedouins had served in the Israel Defense Forces with distinction and were prized by the IDF leadership due to their reputation as pathfinders. They bore the brunt of casualties during the IDF occupation of Gaza that ended in 2005.

One female Bedouin activist was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for her promotion of a peaceful coexistence between Jews and Bedouins.

Hamas had authored an open letter to the Bedouins prior to the 2005 Gaza disengagement commending the Bedouins for their honorable history and establishing a scholarship fund for their youth while trying to dissuade them from volunteering for IDF service.

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White House intruder was carrying a knife, court document says – Fox News

September 21st, 2014 No comments

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White House intruder was carrying a knife, court document says
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The White House intruder who jumped a security fence on Friday and got inside the presidential mansion was carrying a knife, according to the criminal complaint obtained by Fox News and contrary to initial reports that the man was unarmed. According to the …
White House intruder was armed with a knifeChicago Tribune
Man Who Jumped White House Fence Had Knife; Secret Service Steps Up Huffington Post
Officials: White House intruder had knifePolitico
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‘See it your hearts to release my husband’, says Alan Henning’s wife – The Times (subscription)

September 21st, 2014 No comments

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'See it your hearts to release my husband', says Alan Henning's wife
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The wife of Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker threatened with beheading by Islamic State jihadists, has issued an open appeal to the jihadists to “see it in their hearts” to release him. Barbara Henning described her husband as a “peaceful, selfless man” …
Wife of British Islamic State hostage pleads for his releaseChannel News Asia
Hostage Alan Henning's family make desperate plea for mercyTelegraph.co.uk
Wife Of Alan Henning Issues Plea To CaptorsSky News

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Comment on ‘We’re on edge of large war in MidEast’ – Daniel Ellsberg by HMReader

September 21st, 2014 No comments

Perhaps we have few whistleblowers today because organizations are so huge and jobs are highly specialized. If a worker is a tiny cog in a corporate or political organization that has 10,000+ employees, he or she is likely to have a highly specialized job that provides only a peephole view into what the organization as a whole is doing.

Here’s a link to an investigation by the Washington Post on the size of the US intelligence apparatus:
link to projects.washingtonpost.com

A U.S. intelligence worker may be an IT systems analyst who spends his or her whole career on one component of one particular project. It’s like working in a forest spending your time inside a tent placed at the base of tree where you shift through a 6” by 6” patch of soil to find and list types of microscopic bacteria. If that is all that you do, and if, when you lift your head, you see nothing beyond you but the grey paneling of your cubicle “tent”, then you can’t see what the greater “forest” of the company is doing.

In fact, you may know only as much about the overall scope of the company as what the public knows because that’s all HR gives you during your introduction to the workplace. Many Americas work like ants or honeybees, each busily doing a highly specialized little job, with only a general idea of how their work fits into the greater mission of their company and with no ability to provide meaningful input to employers at higher levels. (Cue Pink Floyd’s song “Another Brick In The Wall”)

How can a worker blow a whistle if it’s impossible for that worker to see the larger misdeed that their work makes possible?

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Comment on Dubai to Build the World’s Largest Airport by Hiram

September 21st, 2014 No comments

Hey….they might turn it into a ski resort if it isn’t needed

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UK hostage’s wife in appeal to IS

September 21st, 2014 No comments

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to “see it in their hearts” to release him.
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Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT

September 20th, 2014 No comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class. The sharp demand for shares sent the market value of the e-commerce giant soaring well beyond that of Amazon, eBay and even Facebook. The initial public offering was on track to be the world’s largest, with the possibility of raising as much as $25 billion.
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66,000 Syrians ‘flee to Turkey’

September 20th, 2014 No comments

Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.
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South Sudan Wants (Some) Foreign Aid Workers Replaced

September 20th, 2014 No comments
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‘We Were Being Killed for Something We Didn’t Even Know’

September 20th, 2014 No comments

Two years after
South Africa’s Marikana miners’ strike and massacre, neither Lungisile Madwantsi
— nor his country — has healed.
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