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Sunday, August 21, 2016
PRO LIFE: What you intend(-ed) (?) is NOT what you get


 
 
Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, study finds.

As the Republican-led state legislature has slashed funding to reproductive healthcare clinics, the maternal mortality rate doubled over just a two-year period.

The report issued by the "Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology“ states: " .. in the absence of war, natural disaster, or severe economic upheaval .. " these numbers are difficult to explain. Only to go on to talk about how the Texas legislature might have a not so small part in those rising numbers:
The state legislature cut $73.6m from the state’s family planning budget of $111.5m. The two-thirds cut forced more than 80 family planning clinics to shut down across the state. In those years where the number of patients treated was cut in half the number of " .. free birth control, cancer screenings and well-woman exams .. " dropped to half of what it used to be before that cut.

I'm inclined to add: If these people - religious or not - who propagate what they call "Pro Life Actions" were reasonable and self-critical, would open their eyes to reality .... they would bashfully turn back home, cry about lost lives and be ashamed for what they have done.

related
"Supreme Court ‘Stops the Sham’ by Striking Down Texas Abortion Law"

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Friday, August 12, 2016
Unbalanced "voting power"

" .. (it) gives a Wyoming resident 65 times the voting power of a California resident .. "

" .. (it) gives a Wyoming resident 65 times the voting power of a California resident .. " - seems to me this is not the only "imbalance" of the US voting/election system ....

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Some incidents seem to happen by chance, seem to .... but is this really "by chance"?



For the video 'click!' here .... [ source ]

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Have a look at the following story telling you the facts on how big corporations try to dry out the supply of the most needed items for daily care Venezuela: Seized Factory Was Well Stocked but Wasn't Producing in order to discredit the Gouvernment's ability to sufficiently care for their subjects. 
 

" .. The Kimberly Clark Corporation halted operations alleging that they lacked the raw materials to make their products but their warehouses were found to be full .. "
 
 
One can be sure that Venezuela is not the only country in this area of the world where such perfidiousness is used to change the political mood to install a more favourable & U.S. friendly environment.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
What you don't read in your daily newspaper ....

.... and don't see on TV either.

Have you ever wondered how little information you get about all of Central & Latin America in the general news? Or, if there is a news piece, it almost always makes you think
" .. these leftist extremist aren't able to rule a country in a decent and beneficial way .. "
 
 
Think again, dear reader, it's the political influence - direct or covert - that WANTS YOU to think exactly this way.
 
 

" .. Daily negative coverage in Western media reports invariably attack and blame the Venezuelan government for the country's political and economic crisis. Similar coverage is applied to the governments of Evo Morales in Bolivia, Rafael Correa in Ecuador, Cuba's revolutionary government led by Raul Castro and also to Nicaragua's Sandinista government led by Daniel Ortega.
By contrast, the permanent economic sabotage, the attacks on democratic process and the cynical promotion of violence by the dysfunctional Venezuelan opposition gets a free pass. Likewise, U.S. and European news media have virtually nothing to report about Argentina's abrupt plunge into crisis with 40 percent inflation and a dramatic increase in poverty after barely six months of Mauricio Macri's corruption tainted [right leaning! - my interjection] government. Nor has coverage of the chronic complicity of the Mexican government in covering up the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students or the mass murder of striking teachers in Oaxaca matched the hysteria applied by Western media to Venezuela over bogus human rights concerns .. "

[source of text quoted above]

 

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Monday, July 4, 2016

 
 
Mr. Yoda watching you is ...!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
What has become of Tyron ...?

Some Things Never Change

Tyrone was having trouble in school; his teacher was always yelling at him, “You’re driving me crazy, Tyrone; can’t you learn anything?”
One day Tyrone’s mother came to school to see how he was doing. The teacher told her honestly that her son was simply a disaster, getting very low marks, and that she had never had such an unmotivated and ignorant boy in her entire teaching career. Tyrone’s mom, shocked at the feedback, withdrew her son from school and moved out of Detroit, relocating to Cleveland.
25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with irreversible cardiac disease. Her doctors all strongly advised her to have open heart surgery, which only one surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic could perform. Left with no other options, the teacher decided to have the operation, which was remarkably successful. When she opened her eyes after the surgery, she saw the handsome young doctor who headed her surgical team smiling down at her. She wanted to thank him, but could not talk. Her face started to turn blue, she raised her hand, trying to tell him something, but quickly died.
The doctor was shocked, wondering what went wrong so suddenly. When the doctor turned around to leave the room, he saw Tyrone, now a janitor at the Clinic, had unplugged the life-support equipment in order to plug in his vacuum cleaner ....

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Math proves that predicting a mass shooter / shooting is practically impossible:
 


 

[One reason why each & every student should be FORCED to take Math as a subject for as many years as possible]

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016


 
 

 
 

 
 

Live It To The Fullest ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

" .. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the gatekeeper to the periodic table, announced on Wednesday the proposed names for elements 113, 115, 117 and 118:

Not 'final' yet, but supposedly it will stay this way ....

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Monday, June 6, 2016

This is what happens if people think they can outsmart nature:

" .. But that is an enormous, perhaps impossible, challenge in the Southwest, which scientists say has millions more inhabitants than nature intended, or for which it can provide ..
Eventually, millions of residents, as well as the businesses that serve and support them, may be confronted with an inability to continue living in the arid, parched desert of the American Southwest ..
.. A 2008 paper in Water Resources Research stated that at current usage allocation and projected climate trends, a 50% chance exists that live storage in Lakes Mead and Powell will be gone by 2021 .. "
[source]

.... some may think of this as a business opportunity - now you know why "NESTLE" bought some water rights in California. Five years wait - and then cashing in on the investment!

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a total jerk with just two sentences:

" .. Even if the neoteny hypothesis is generally valid, it can’t explain all the features of an adult human, and does not imply that humans are all big babies in every respect. Donald Trump excepted .. "
[source]

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Well.
Here's the solution:

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
An insider's view on TTIP

She's seen all of it - but nothing "good for the people" as promised by many politicians

Repeated complaints about secrecy from my fellow Green members have resulted in our being admitted to the restricted reading room but we are still not able to share what we discover there with our constituents or with journalists. What we do know is that 92% of those involved in the consultations have been corporate lobbyists. Of the 560 lobby encounters that the commission had, 520 were with business lobbyists and only 26 (4.6%) were with public interest groups. This means that, for every encounter with a trade union or consumer group, there were 20 with companies and industry federations.

What I am able to reveal from my visit to the library is that I left without any sense of reassurance either that the process of negotiating this trade deal is democratic, or that the negotiators are operating on behalf of citizens. The whole process, from the implicit accusation of industrial espionage, to the recognition about who is actually engaged in the negotiations, makes it clear that this is a corporate discussion, not a democratic one. I picture a room full of bureaucrats trying to find ways to facilitate the business of the world’s most powerful companies, many of which have a turnover larger than the economic activity of some EU member states.

[source of citations via salon.com]

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
The 'lesser evil' ....

You know what?
I'm sick & tired of reading about "TRUMP"!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"The ambassadors of the 28 European Union member states had agreed to secrecy. "Under no circumstances" should the public learn what was said at the talks that took place on March 23rd … Europe wants to send cameras, scanners and servers for registering refugees to the Sudanese regime in addition to training their border police and assisting with the construction of two camps with detention rooms for migrants."
[Roving Bandit / Der Spiegel]

It obviously doesn't suffice that Germany supports - directly & secretly - the Turkish actions against part of it's own people in exchange for keeping refugees fleeing to their (our, my) country.

One gets the idea how the EU officials think about the Europeans they are supposed to represent:
They don't care what the people want. They do whatever keeps them in power and out of responsibility for providing a safe & secure transit of refugees according to international law.

As if this wasn't enough:
They deal with a wanted war criminal and try to hide this from the general public. I wonder how our minister of foreign affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, (SPD) - who in the past has earned a reputation of lying to the public about detention of citizens at Guantanamo - is going to explain this to the constituency of his party and the citizens of Germany ....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
The case of the "$629 Band-Aid"

— and what it reveals about American health care

[www.vox.com]

In itself this was no surprise to me. Since we paid almost $8,000.- for a one-day-checkup at a hospital my wife needed while visiting me in the United States. This was covered by insurance, but nevertheless has the potential to ruin unsuspecting European's vacation experience there ....

This shows what to expect if TTIP and the like are installed & we are sold out to corporations!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Who benefits from TPP, TTIP, TiSA, CETA and the like?

"Unites States of Wars, Crimes, Domination & Drone killings"

"Unites States of Wars, Crimes, Domination & Drone killings"

Two excerpts from a noteworthy article that summerizes the true goals these secretly negotiated treaties have ["click!" enlarges]:

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To read the full article go to => www.informationclearinghouse.info

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

.... has always been the way the former Greek finance minister Varoufakis* has spoken about what he sees as the main problem his country is facing - almost 'exploding' about a recent statement of U.S. President Obama's spokesperson on what Greece should do about its debt. He calls the statement " .. cruel, self-defeating, irrational, inefficient, mind-blowingly inane austerity .. " - and adds the U.S. should know better ....

" .. “The problem is not that Germany has not paid enough. Germany has paid too much, in the case of the Greek bailout,” Varoufakis explained on Democracy Now. “We had the largest loan in human history. The question is, what happened to that money?”

“It wasn’t money for Greece. It was money for the banks. And the Greek people took on the largest loan in human history on behalf of German and French bankers, under conditions that guaranteed that their income, our income in Greece, would shrink by one-third.”

According to Varoufakis, 91 percent of the first bailout and 100 percent of the second bailout went to German and French banks. The money did not end up in taxpayers’ pockets; it ended up in bankers’ pockets .. "

[source: www.salon.com]


* Supplemental information:

Paraphrasing what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said to him, he shared, “‘Yanis, you’re right, our program can’t work, but you must understand that we have put so much political capital in this, we can’t go back.’” That program involved imposing even greater austerity measures on the Greek population in order to service the deep debt that the government had incurred.
[source: www.truthdig.com]

edit/update
Please see also
Greece Bailout Was for EU Banks: Study Confirms That Rescue Loans Didn’t Serve the Greek People

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