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Friday, February 18, 2011

America's double standard : At Clinton Speech - Veteran Bloodied, Bruised and Arrested for Standing Silently

Hillary Clinton trumpets concern for free speech in China, Australia, Iran and other countries whilst trampling on it and failing to endorse it in the United States of America where she is Secretary of State. Photo: the peaceful Veteran brutalized by "law enforcement"  arms of the State.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Berlusconi to stand trial on sex charges

itnnews | February 15, 2011 - Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered by a judge to stand trial for paying for sex with an underage girl and abuse of power.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Man stabbed to death by cockfighting bird

People watch a cockfight in Jagiroad, India (file image)
In organised cockfights, razor-sharp knives are often attached to the limbs of the fighting birds

A man attending an illegal cockfight in California died after being stabbed in the leg by one of the birds, officials have said.
The cock had a knife attached to its limb to take part in the gambling fight in Tulare County, central California.
Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, was declared dead in hospital where he arrived some two hours after being injured.
The coroner's report said he had suffered an accidental "sharp force injury" to his right calf.
It was not immediately clear if a delay in seeking medical attention was a factor in the death.
"I have never seen this type of incident," Sgt Martin King, who had worked in the sheriff's department for more than two decades, told the Bakersfield Californian on Sunday, when the incident happened.
Other dead roosters and materials suggesting cockfighting were found at the location, reports said, but no arrests were made.
Mr Ochoa, reportedly a regular participant in organised cockfights, had already been fined for owning or training an animal for fighting, according to court records cited by the newspaper.
Though cockfighting is illegal in the US, California is a popular destination state for people involved in the sport as raising the gamecocks, organising matches and attending fights as a spectator are all classified as misdemeanours on the first offence, rather than more serious criminal offences in the state.
BBC News | 8 Feb 2011 -

Sunday, February 6, 2011

They do anything for money : World wide cyber-crackdown aided by US company.

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 05, 2011 - When the uprising there began nearly two weeks ago, there was a near-total internet blackout. But exactly how was access cut off?

An American advocacy group called Free Press says it's uncovered a link to a California-based technology company which allegedly sold the Egyptian government equipment allowing it to track online activity.Rob Reynolds reports.

Bush-era act of war on terror to stay in force for US fear factory

RussiaToday | February 04, 2011 - The U.S. Congress is debating plans to renew the Patriot Act adopted during the Bush era following the 9/11 attacks. It allows law enforcement agencies to search telephone and e-mail records of terror suspects. And while lawmakers insist the aim is to defend the public, many say the cost to civil liberties is just too high.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Double standard of mainstream media

RTAmerica | January 31, 2011 - Similar protests are treated differently in the American mainstream media. RT's Anastasia Churkina takes a look at why riots are seen as "democracy" in Egypt, and "chaos" in Britain.

Who is setting the news agenda in the west?

The western main stream media (MSM) was attempting to use facebook messages & twitter to 'sell' the green revolution. MSM alledged that tweets &  facebook messages were coming from the crowds in the protest itself. Yet citizens of the world were not keen to 'buy' those news. They know that the MSM were acting to the fancies of their masters.

In the case of the 'burning man' and 'Egytian puppet' revolutions - tweets &  facebook messages were actually coming from the crowds there, yet the MSM were slow to react, of course the whole world knew that, it was working the bidding of their masters. The throne at stake belongs to the clients of the arrogant powers! So was the apparent lackadaisical MSM response, MSM do not dare to play an active role.

Thus the social media (SM) come to the rescue. But these SMs are also doing the MSM a favour and more vocal at it,as time passed by, such as the of naming the revolution as "pro democracy". Take off your straight jacket and throw away your narrow vision. To be precise let me name your one channel, American based is the main culprit - "Democracy Now". What democracy are these SM talking about? Wake up, "your democracy" is the problem - not the solution! Yes those revolutionaries want to choose their own leaders - that the democracy they wanted. They do not want "American Financial Capitalist Democracy". Look at the students and workers in Europe - they have taken to the streets in rejecting "American Financial Capitalist Democracy". Now get off your "pro-democracy" tirade - stop selling "American Financial Capitalist Democracy"... all of us know what those people in the protest want - to kick out those Foreign Leaders Lackeys - Mubarak and the likes out of their offices and get a more people friendly, concerned leaders.

29 January 2011 : Vyonne Ridley : Who is setting the news agenda in the west?
The disparity of the treatment of news stories in the western media and their so-called government propaganda are raising questions among the critical public which is becoming more aware of major stories through social networks and citizen journalism.

In this edition of The Agenda the question is: Who is setting the news agenda in the west?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A revolution in values : Newly-formed Thai airline recruits 'Ladyboys' as air hostesses

Thailand has the largest number of 'katoeys' ? as they are called in Thai ? in the world 
Photo: ALAMY
Ladyboys perfom in a show in Thailand: Newly-formed Thai airline recruits 'Ladyboys' as air hostesses
Thailand has the largest number of 'katoeys' ? as they are called in Thai ? in the world Photo: ALAMY
PC Air, which has yet to take to the skies, selected three "Ladyboys" (pic) in its first round of hiring this week to promote equal opportunities for what is dubbed the "third sex" in Thailand.
Peter Chan, the new airline's boss, is enthusiastic about his groundbreaking move because of the opportunities it would afford transsexuals.
"I think these people can have many careers – not just in the entertainment business – and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess," he said. "I just made their dream come true. Our society has changed. It's evolution. I'm a pioneer and I'm sure there will be other organisations following my idea."