The EU is far to pre-occupied with overseas problems and forgetting its own.
It can yet again cause a flood of tears, to the rest of Europe.
Monday, April 06, 2009
ALL POLITICIANS SHOULD BE MADE TO READ OLIVER CROMWELL’S SPEECH TO THE RUMP PARLIAMENT EVERY MORNING. PERHAPS THEY WOULD THEN STOP LYING, CHEATING AND THIEVING………..METHINKS NOT!!!!!!
“…It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
“Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
“Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d; your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings, and which by God’s help and the strength He has given me, I now come to do.
“I command ye, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!”
This is the 5th or 6th time he has made a gaffe.
He may be a feeble old man ( I doubt it) and I must also admit we get what we deserve.
THERE ARE THREE THINGS THAT CANNOT LIE HIDDEN FOREVER:
SPREAD THE WORD
“Guess What? Lots Of Oil, Natural Gas In Gaza!
A Secret Behind Israel’s Siege of Gaza: Palestinians Have Oil and Natural Gas Resources Martha Rose Crow, M.S. 1-7-9 “there is an abundance of oil reserves both on the strip and offshore” http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/entries/q_israeli_palestinian_peace/ “The Palestinians are, in aggregate, energy rich. For the past six years, the Palestinian Authority has been sitting on a major gas field that contains at least 1.4 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas.” http://www.epalestine.com/PalestineEnergy.pdf http://www.oilandgasinvestingglossary.com/palestines_natural_gas_troubles.asp The World has been watching Israel’s genocide of the Palestinians for a long time but incredibly, the media never mentions the Palestinians’ natural resources or the fact that Israel has thwarted Palestine’s efforts to develop them. Palestinian oil and gas is no secret in the energy field. It’s just a secret to everyone else.”
IT IS ALWAYS THE SAME STORY.
THEY WENT AFTER THE WATER AND NOW THE REST.
YES, IT MAKES SENSE.
SO WHAT’S A FEW THOUSAND LIVES WORTH?
DON’T KEEP QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They even have a Dr. Goebbels.
“One of the key parts of Israel’s well-planned media narrative in Gaza is that they are carefully targeting attacks and that there is no humanitarian crisis there which isn’t attributable to the mis-management of the elected Hamas government. President Shimon Peres repeated the claim this Sunday on ABC News “This Week with George Stephanopoulos“.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Finally, sir, the head of the Shin Bet general security services told a cabinet meeting in Israel today, it’s been reported, that Hamas has eased its demands for a cease-fire with Israel. Can you elaborate on that?
PERES: Yes. They made the demand, they made the suggestion to have a cease-fire and open the passages. To open the passages without control means to enable them to bring in more rockets, more missiles, more weapons, more supply from Iran. Doesn’t make any sense that we should do it. Because it started with open passages. They could have moved around without any difficulties. We even permitted the supply of money, not only medical supply, money that we have collected to the Hamas. So what do they want, that we should open to them again, to have more supply of weapons and bombs?
We say that they are — we are not going to. And even today, by the way, one of the passages is open, because there is no shortage of basic needs in Gaza. We take care that medical equipment and food and fuel will arrive to Gaza, even today.”
Herr Doktor or Herr President?
They are only kids and they do not belong to the Chosen Ones.
MADOFF OR MADE-OFF, HE IS STILL A THIEF.
The world should be pleased that the above mentioned conflicts have been resolved and that Sudan’s dictator has been indicted by the UN and we must therefore be optimistic, at least two of the worst conflicts are sorted out. We still have Palestine pending resolution but I am sure that other far more pressing matters will soon crop up and will help us forget the genocide in Palestine.
HAPPY HANUKA AND A VERY MERRY XMAS.
When has humankind been at peace?
Man is intrinsically greedy and cruel.
The only animal that kills for pleasure not survival. Always looking for power and exercising it ruthlessly.
To counteract this, if you do not have superior force you must bide your time and act in consequence. Choose your allies carefully and plan your strategy. Always bear in mind that everyone around you is a potential enemy, be ever vigilant. Blend in and penetrate the spheres of influence ie government, the economy, the military and above all the media.
Avoid being controvertial.
Always behave in a subtle manner, never ever seeking to be the main protagonist. You must always appear to advice and suggest, always in the shadows. Strive to make yourself indispensable and always ready to oblige, or so appear to be. Join the professions that are essential to the smooth running of the community. such as Banking, the Law, Education, Medicine and the Arts.
There you have the magic formula for obtaining power. But be discreet above all else.
Do not appear to be an obstruction or danger to anyone, be a chameleon, be a shadow. Bend with the wind for however strong it blows, it will also pass.
It will not be obvious but Power will then not be a stranger to those who follow this path.
I have often wondered about France’s constant boast of her ”Grandeur”.
Granted France has superb wines and food, but the same can be said about Spain and Italy and a few other countries.
Other qualities France might wish to be proud of are also found in many other lands.
Their language, a descendant of Latin, is therefore similar to all the other Romance languages no better and no worse, and certainly not exceptional unless you happen to be French.
So possibly this “Grandeur” refers to their military, and here I am afraid I really can’t understand it.
Since the late nineteenth century France has lost every major scrap she has been involved in.
Admittedly once or twice she was able to be on the victorious side by the grace of Britain and America. The least said about Algeria, Indochina and other less well known points on the globe the better for all concerned. I certainly won’t comment on the despicable Suez affair and the french responsibility for the development of the Israeli nuclear arsenal.
If we however,r go back a little in this history sans grandeur there is one shining exception: LA REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE, a True beacon of light for humanity to follow.
The French Revolution is indeed entitled to claim this “appelation”. This instance in history was probably one of man’s noblest efforts to create a more just and equitable society and it justifiably merits an immense sense of pride.
The first experiment in the history of so called HOMO SAPIENS to regard his fellow humans as equal and to organize society to that end.
This is indeed Grandeur!
VIVE LA FRANCE ET SA GRANDEUR!
I am hearing that Mr. Bush, this sorry excuse for a president, will authorize the energy companies to drill for oil in the wild lands of Utah.
How appropriate to call this Midnight Legislation. We can ascertain from this that this man has always done the bidding of the oil companies, and I suppose this is his going away present to them.
It becomes clearer why Iraq was was arrogantly attacked and destroyed with the help of that holier than though perfidious man Blair.
Granted God spoke to both Messrs. Bush & Blair, I only wonder if the holy ambassador was Cheney or was it the Pope, since both above mentioned wonder boys visited Rome on a number of occasions.
Messages in the Wailing Wall could also have served as a holy conduit. Since they also met the Dalai Lama several times, all bases were covered.
One cannot help but wonder how much like common thugs these men behaved.
Yet ultimate responsibility lies with their respective electorates who put them there for the glory of Democracy and the Free Market.
Viva Capitalism US style, sod the rest.
This is really the essence of capitalism. However since human nature is what it is, greed must be managed, otherwise this present crisis would be like a children’s tea party compared, to what it could be, if it were allowd a free reign.
Apparently Capitalism is the only system that works. However if we do not regulate it with a firm hand, corruption will set in. There is a saying in Spanish “With enough money even a saint can be corrupted”, actually it is much much stronger than this but it will have to suffice, in other words everyone has a price. Undoubtetly this has become more than evident with the present problems such as “MR. MADE-OFF to say nothing of Enron and others of the same ilk.
This has come to pass because of monumental greed on the part of our captains of industry and prominent financiers, bankers, politicians and every Tom Dick and Harry with a silver tongue.
We must not however forget the man in the street. His greed is just as great as the afore-mentioned pillars of society but the circumstances are different. He can’t get his hands on as much loot as the others therefore his ambitions are rather more limited. But the priciple is just as valid.
More stringent rules and regulations are required, perhaps we should take a leaf out of the Qur’an.
I would be a pity to see so many one handed individuals
Salutary none the less!
It seems to me that the American political set-up is just like a new version of a theatre play or new film production of the same script. .
There is a new colourful leading man, but the the director, producer, and executive producers, who have the financial clout, are the same. In effect it is just a new studio production catering for modern tastes.
We have Mr. Obama as the new leading man, but the rest of the cast comes from the same pool of contract actors and Studio executives, who may or may not be known to the general public, but are disciplined members of their Firm.
Mr. Gates stays were he, they might even close Guantanamo but I am certain a sort of Guantanamo 2 will open somewhere else and business will go on as usual. It cannot do otherwise.
The Economy and Financial departments will be run by the same people such as Shapiro & co.,who were there somewhere in the semi-shadows but always ever vigilant knowing that they would eventually advice the President.
The least said about the publicity and advertising departments the better.
I am sure the President wanted some new blood but, I am afraid the Producers insist on appointing their own people and having their own way, that is what the Studio wants. End of Argument.
Money and power talks! This is realpolitik!
Please note that the same lobbies arte still in charge, Mr. Obama has been given a four year contract with a possible further four years. The show goes on independently and above all the Studio must carry on with its own agenda.. It would be wise to check the names of the supporting cast and the production crew.
The Studio pays and will have its way, this is Show Business!
The show must go on.
”An eye for an eye………..”
Same club, same profession and same everything else, including the same city.
Oh my Lord, another one! How many will crawl out of the woodwork? These are the Super-folk. They don’t come from up there, they come from over there.
New York lawyer, Marc S. Dreier has “made off” with a few schekels that are the property of other parties.
It seems to be common practice in our society to thief your way to prominence, fame and fortune, and we still claim to be the good guys. I don’t get it.
Other less fortunate beings must view this show agog.
We complain, castigate and more often than not ,invade their countries and take our pleasure and property from these unfortunate people in the name of our western way of life, far superior to theirs.
Castro, Chavez, Morales, the Iranians, the Palestinians, Latinos and all the usual suspects must be wondering about our values and general behaviour and having a ball at our expense, excuse the pun.
I can hear “WE TOLD YOU SO” coming from all these quarters to all and sundry in an ear shatering roar.
If we manage all our affairs in this manner the Lord help us because our fund managers won’t, they are too busy helping themselves.
Serves us right!
Obviously there is something rotten in this state of affairs and yet we presume to be superior.
Have I got it wrong? What happened to us? Who has led us astray?
Whilst we were applying for credit cards etc, others were applying for their passports and buying enough luggage to carry off their loot.
Is it Hollywood?
Yep, this is Showtime! It’s only geld.
I am trying to figure out how Mr. Madoff (PRONOUNCED MADE OFF) was able to function for decades on his own and make off with the geld.
This man must have been a superman to do what he is alleged to have done, that is to rob,steal,dupe and comit countless other forms of thievery on his very own. Or could it possibly be that others, within and without, were aiding and abetting the poor old man, or simply looking the other way and then dropping by to collect their well earned pay check. It seems to me that this is simply too large an operation to credit to one man. Mind you there were ample funds to make it an interesting proposition for a lot of people.
Are there are other supermen hiding behind other institutions or we will just send this old man to a summer camp for a while?
I have just learned that Mr. Madoff’s name is pronounced made-off: need I say more!
PIRACY NOT SOMALIA STYLE.
Mr.Bernard L. Madoff.
Another crook, a real con man. This time however he does not belong to the Italian Mafia or other bad guys and he defintely does not come from Somalia. I wonder what Mafia he belongs to. Paraphrasing Oscar Wilde, is it the one no-one dares say its name?
Somehow I don’t think that Hollywood will make many films about this and I’ll bet anything, that the media in general , will soon bury this under other more worthy news such as terrorism, Muslims or other baddies with strange sounding names..
Just as an after thought, please consider the following : whenever a muslim commits a crime , the fact that he is of this religious persuasion is always very prominent in all media reports.
No problem. It’s Showtime , lets Rock’n'Roll.
After all, only in America.
Just a thought!!
If one changes the words ‘settlers’ and ‘colonists’ to ‘American occupiers’ and ‘Algeria’ to ‘Iraq,’ this is not a bad assessment of where the U.S. now finds itself — or may soon find itself. Watching current TV news footage coming out of Iraq — say, of American soldiers patting down Iraqi men at check-points (and putting hoods and plastic handcuffs on some of them) or ransacking private homes — one cannot help but wince at the racial and religious hatreds being sown right before our eyes,how to win a battle against terrorism and lose the war of ideas. … Children shoot soldiers at point blank range. Women plant bombs in cafes. Soon the entire Arab population builds to a mad fervor. Sounds familiar? The French have a plan. It succeeds tactically, but fails strategically. We could not do better, to learn from our mistakes, than view Gillo Pontecorvo’s film”The Battle of Algiers”.
We will never learn!!!
Thucydides himself said – – that it was enough for him that his words “be judged useful by those who want to understand clearly the events which happened in the past and which (human nature being what it is) will, at some time or other and in much the same ways, be repeated in the future”.
We haven’t changed a bit since then! Methinks we will not do so in the future.
WE NEVER LEARN!!!
I wonder what OBAMA will discuss with the Israeli leaders when they meet. Perhaps, Slavery and the Holocaust, I hardly think they’ll worry about a bunch of Arabs who happen to be in Palestine for the moment.
Would ethnic cleansing be an appropriate item on their agenda??
Somehow I don’t think so.
WE WILL NEVER LEARN!!!
I am amazed how the Afghan invasion and other military follies are treated by our media.
Let us imagine for one moment, that the roles were reversed and that Afghan and other forces were occupying the UK, we don’t have to think too hard to find a good reason to justify this, from their point of view.
Historically we’ve humbled, exploited and treated them no better than we treat our pets and yet we hardly talk or care about the people who are suffering our arrogance, we are only worried about our forces having a hard time there.
I really wonder about our values etc etc.
Incidentally, Darfur has disappeared from our media.
Yours, in absolute disgust