Sunday, 23 November 2014


How many of these have NOT been achieved?

"Climate Change Has Put the Weather on Steroids"

Buffalo’s Climate Change Driven Mega Snow-Food

22 November, 2014

Earlier this week something rather interesting and disturbing happened to the Jet Stream.

In the extreme northwest, a large heat pool over Alaska and the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean kept temperatures in the range of 10 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit above average. To the south, a powerful super typhoon, gorged on Pacific Ocean waters ranging from 1-2 C hotter than normal, raced into the extratropical region of the Central and Northern Pacific. And to the north and east, the cold core that normally resides over the North Pole began slipping south.

Arctic Anomaly Map
(Massive warm air invasion of the Arctic earlier this week led to a major polar vortex disruption driving cold air out of the Arctic and setting off record snowfall in the region of Buffalo, New York. Image source: Climate Reanalyzer.)
As the supertyphoon’s remnants hit the warm weakness in the Jet Stream near Alaska, it bombed out into a monster extra-tropical low. This kicked warm air even further north, causing a whiplash in the Jet and driving the cold air core south over Canada.

Cold air rocketed down over the relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes. These waters, having soaked up the heat of yet another hotter than average American summer, squeezed an epic amount of moisture and storm feeding energy out into the air. Over the past two days, the result was as kind of thundersnow storm that parked itself in one location, dumping foot after foot of snow. By the time the final tally was counted this morning, as much as 8 feet had fallen over Buffalo New York. A record amount never before seen in so short a time span and yet so far ahead of winter.

More than seven deaths, multiple building collapses, a paralyzation of transportation, and extraordinary damages prompted the New York State governor to declare a state of emergency.

Yes, Climate Change Has Put the Weather on Steroids

All these events occurred in the context of a climate increasingly distorted by human-caused warming. The Northern Hemisphere during this week has averaged over 1 degree C hotter than normal. And the Arctic has averaged at around 2.5 degrees C hotter than normal.

In this mix of climate change driven extreme weather soup, that warming Arctic is critical. It provided the weakness in the Jet Stream for a supertyphoon’s remnants to exploit. It provided a wobbly polar vortex all too ready to make another charge south over North America. And the super-hot equatorial waters of the Pacific added yet more energy to this stoked and building climate fire.

Cold Snow to Turn to Warm Food

But the tale of climate change driven extreme weather isn’t over by a long shot. The cold dipole which drove over the Great Lakes earlier this week was anything but stable. Now, warmth is surging north over the US heartland springing up from the hot pools of the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific. It is producing a warm frontal boundary that is now driving across the US heartland. By Saturday and Sunday, it will dump a warming rain over Buffalo’s 8 feet of snowpack.
Temperatures are expected to climb into a much warmer than normal range of 50 degrees F by Saturday. By Sunday, the heat will build to 15-20 degrees above average reaching as high as 60 degrees F in the forecast.

Buffalo Warm Up
(Sunday GFS model forecast shows temperatures at +15 to +20 degrees Fahrenheit above average for the Buffalo region. The added high temperatures are expected to coincide with rainfall and potential major flooding from the melt of a massive 8 feet of snow in some areas. Image source: Climate Reanalyzer. Note that global temperatures in both maps are in the range of 0.39 to 0.51 C above the already hotter than normal 1979 to 2000 average.)
The snow pack is first expected to ripen, then flood away under the rising heat and a half inch to two inches of rainfall. The impact to Buffalo’s infrastructure could again be quite extraordinary. Between 9 and 15 inches worth of liquid water are locked in all that snow. Its sudden release into a landscape of clogged storm drains and choked roads is expected to provide an extraordinary flood risk. And massive piles of snow over buildings collecting more water will increase further risk of building collapse.

As of now, the National Weather Service has posted a Flood Watch — which means extreme conditions are expected to begin to have impacts within the next 48 hours.

Conditions in Context

Radical swings between weather extremes like those experienced by Buffalo this week are exactly the type of climate alterations we would expect as a result of human caused warming. These impacts occur in the context of a world that is now experiencing its hottest year on record globally. A place of increasingly intense droughts, rainfall, and snowfall events. A world in which the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream is increasingly distended as air over the Arctic warms much faster than the rest of the globe.

Such extremes in weather have been predicted by climate scientists to result from human-caused warming. And we are beginning to see the start, the milder outliers, of these predicted extremes set off by the human heat forcing now. Further heightening Arctic warming, or worse, increasing cold water outflows from melting ice sheets over Greenland, will almost certainly set off far more extreme weather than what we are seeing now.

Message to climate change deniers — this serves as a warning to you. Turn back.


Greenhouse gases

"Methane was produced naturally in wetlands, but was also released from industry from natural gas systems and in the production of livestock."

....and not from the Arctic Ocean and the melting permafrost??

Greenhouse gases: Too much emphasis on Carbon dioxide impact; more needed on ozone, methane, scientists say

20 October, 2014

There is too much emphasis on carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and other forms such as ozone, methane and sulphur dioxide should receive more attention, a group of scientists say.

Writing a comment piece in the science journal Nature, the group argued that other forms of air pollutants contributed to one in eight deaths worldwide, and nearly 50 million deaths could be avoided by 2040 if emissions were cut in half.
Other types of pollutants, such as methane, had a higher global warming potential when compared to carbon dioxide, they said.

Methane was produced naturally in wetlands, but was also released from industry from natural gas systems and in the production of livestock.

Dr Julia Schmale, from Germany's Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies, said gases and particles came from many different sources.

"Generally speaking, black carbon comes from combustion sources," Dr Schmale said.

"Ozone is produced chemically in the atmosphere, which is why it's very hard to control," she said.

More emphasis on role of gases in climate change

Dr Schmale said while the pollutants had not been ignored, more emphasis should be placed on the role they played in climate change.

"Within the context of combating climate change, they have received much less attention," Dr Schmale said.

"Only in the recent three years, after reports from the United Nations environmental program came out, these so-called climate forcing pollutants have gained much more attention and this is why there is much more debate on it right now."

The scientists argued that small improvements could be made to remove the particles – such as from black carbon – from entering the atmosphere.

Dr Schmale pointed to recent programs developed within the United Nations.
"For example, install particle filters for cars," she said.

"You can prevent leakages from pipelines when you think about methane, you can capture methane emissions from landfills or waste water treatment and actually convert it into an alternative energy source.

"To reduce many of these pollutants and then also to reduce these climate forces like carbon dioxide at the same time, is that we reduce consumption or do not burn as many fossil or biogenic fuels anymore.

"So that means that we need to change our behaviour a little bit."

New Zealand's fascist state

More fascist legislation from John Key as our democracy dies by a thousand cuts. Thx everyone who voted for this nazi
---Kevin Hester

Alarm at 'draconian' leaked spy law
Controversial "temporary" terror law changes to crack down on suspected foreign fighters will come before Parliament this week - and a leaked draft reveals they will be in place until 2018.

23 November, 2014

Previously unseen proposals would see the passports of wannabe jihadis cancelled while the holders are overseas, leaving them stateless - in a breach of an international ban.

And the Security Intelligence Service will be able to request a suspected terrorist be temporarily stripped of their travel documents for 10 working days without providing evidence.

This buys spies time to make a case for restricting travel.

Prime Minister John Key outlined plans to stop Kiwis leaving the country to join the Islamic State earlier this month.

He indicated the changes - which boost surveillance powers and allow passports to be cancelled for up to three years - would have a sunset clause and expire if not carried forward by a review of the intelligence services next year.

In response to the leak, Key released the final draft of legislation this afternoon.

He said he had been " as open as I can be with New Zealanders about that threat, without overstating it".

"As I said earlier this month, New Zealand's risk and threat profile is changing and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been successful in recruiting New Zealanders to its cause.

"This draft legislation contains measures that can add to the safety and security of New Zealand in the short-term."

He repeated comments that the laws would be part of a review of security agencies next year, but said a full review would take much longer.

"The legislation is also subject to a sunset clause which reflects how long the full process of the more comprehensive review is expected to take," he said.

"I am working to seek broad political support for this legislation and my office is conducting those talks in good faith with a number of parties.

"We have also shared the draft legislation with a number of interested parties outside Parliament in order to give them additional time to consider it."

He confirmed the legislation would be introduced Tuesday and passed before the House rose for Christmas.

The "restricted" legislation will be debated under urgency and passed within three weeks. The sunset clause does not expire until April, 2018.

The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill will give police and the Security Intelligence access to Customs records and database, also not previously flagged by the Government.

The Government has also agreed to boost the SIS budget by $7 million and the agency is recruiting more spies.

Key says the changes are necessary because intelligence agencies have compiled a watch list of 30 to 40 people who want to join Islamic extremists waging war across Iraq and Syria.

The Greens are unlikely to support the legislation, although a final decision will be taken when MPs see the the bill this week. Co-leader Russel Norman is deeply concerned National is rushing through "further building blocks of the surveillance state before anyone can get a proper look at it".

He said: "It gives the SIS the legal right to break into your house without a warrant, install video cameras, videotape all your activities for 48 hours and hold on to all of that evidence."

Plans to render Kiwis stateless, without a trial, were "draconian and undemocratic", Norman said.

"You can be offshore, they take off your passport, you don't even know. And of course all of your travel documents - your visa for that country - become invalid.

"You can be locked up in that country for travelling without proper documents. You don't have any way to get home or anywhere else.

"This is the kind of thing the Chinese government does. You basically get convicted without a trial."

Islamic Women's Council spokeswoman Anjum Rahman says the fact that the Government has not yet made a case for the proposed law changes is "strongly uncomfortable".

"They are already able to cancel passports. There isn't a case for surveillance without a warrant - they haven't made one. And I, personally, feel vulnerable that I could be under surveillance for 48 hours without them having to give any reason."

She criticised the Government for a lack of communication with the Muslim community and wants more time for public submissions on the bill.

"They are using us for the reason for this legislation, but I have not seen or heard of any meaningful attempt to communicate with us."

She added: "The GCSB was found to have illegally spied on something like 88 people. That doesn't give us confidence that Government agencies will use their powers wisely.

"I appreciate that there is a need for security. I just don't believe there is a need to change the law."

John Key says sorry to Whale Oil

The prime minister has apologised to Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater over the release of an email that forced Justice Minister Judith Collins' resignation.

23 November, 2014

The discovery comes as John Key awaits an inquiry report into an alleged smear campaign against the boss of the Serious Fraud Office. An email from Slater, obtained and released by Key, implicated Collins in the smear against her own official, saying she had been "gunning" for SFO director Adam Feeley.

Collins resigned, insisting she would clear her name. Key called an inquiry. Slater countered by lodging a privacy complaint against the prime minister for disclosing a personal email.

The email indicated Feeley may have been the target of a campaign to undermine him involving two bloggers, Cathy Odgers and Slater, and seemingly endorsed by Collins. At the time, Collins was overseeing the SFO, and the State Services Commission was investigating Feeley's actions.

Documents suggested the bloggers had been engaged by embattled Hanover financier Mark Hotchin to mount attacks, including one on the SFO director whom they dubbed "Five Fingers Feeley".

Justice Lester Chisholm is due to present his report to the prime minister this week. It is likely to clear Collins of any illegal actions. However, the bloggers may be the subject of criticism.

Despite this, Key has been forced to say sorry to Slater and Key's office has confirmed: "The Prime Minister recently wrote to Mr Slater to apologise."

But he stood by his actions. "The Prime Minister believes, however, it was in the public interest to release the email in question publicly," a spokeswoman said.

The Prime Minister's Office said it would not release the letter as it related to a privacy issue, but it was up to Slater to decide if he wished to make it public.

Slater yesterday agreed to issue a copy of the letter.

In it, Key says there was "intense media and public interest in matters concerning you and Judith Collins, following the publication of the book Dirty Politics", creating an "election issue".

Slater's email raised serious questions about Collins' conduct, he says. "In my view the reasons for Ms Collins' resignation were of real and legitimate public concern, and it was in the public interest that the fullest possible factual background be available."

But Key acknowledges the release of the email provoked increased media scrutiny of Slater and his family. "I regret any harm that may have been caused to you or your family by the release of the email, and hope that this letter may help to bring this matter to a close."

Neither Collins nor the bloggers were willing to comment before the report was released.

Otago University Law Professor Andrew Geddis said he would not be surprised if the inquiry found no wrongdoing by Collins.

"I'm not going to say that's a wrong conclusion either. It's always possible that she was acting as badly as intimated, but I just find it very hard to believe any politician could be that dumb. It wouldn't surprise me if [Slater] was just big-noting and puffing up his own importance with regards to this issue, and that he's misconstrued gossipy comments from one of their regular telephone conversations."

Ukraine update - 11/22/2014

Official - China Recognises Crimean Referendum
by Alexander Mercouris

China Reacts to the Crimea Referendum


This is the clear meaning of the statement TASS reports that a senior official of the Chinese Foreign Ministry has made.

The fact that China recognises the Crimean referendum means that de facto (and surely before long de jure) China has recognised Crimea's unification with Russia. Note also that the official has expressed support for Russia's Ukrainian policy.

This is the clearest statement from an official source (as opposed to the news media) of China's position viz the Ukrainian crisis that China has made to date. Because it is made by an official rather than a minister it has gone almost unnoticed. However that is how China works: statements of this sort are first floated in the media, then made formally but at a relatively low level, following which they become uncontested policy. Suffice to say that it is inconceivable that the official in question would have spoken out in this way without clearance from the very highest levels of the Chinese government and the fact that in his conversation to TASS he actually quotes comments made by Xi Jinping in telephone conversations with Putin puts that question beyond doubt.

I have always felt that the Chinese dimension in influencing Russia's Ukrainian policy is consistently underestimated. I am sure that every single step Moscow has taken since the start of the Ukrainian crisis has been discussed and coordinated with Beijing at the highest possible level. We should not make the mistake of thinking that the only conversations between Putin and Xi Jinping are those that are officially or publicly reported. The Chinese do not want to be seen taking an active or public role in the Ukrainian crisis - which formally speaking has nothing to do with them - but given the importance of China's support for Russia and the importance of Russia to China, it is a certainty that the two sides have been working closely together with each other and that they are discussing every aspect of this crisis all the time. Knowledge that he has China's support is one reason for Putin's confidence in his dealings with the US and the Europeans.

The need to coordinate with Beijing does however place certain constraints on Moscow's actions. Again I am sure that one reason amongst many why Russia has been wary of intervening actively in the Donbas or of formally recognising the various votes there is because it knows that doing so too obviously or too hastily would not be welcome in Beijing.

China is traditionally very wary of independence declarations (a policy restated with specific reference to the Ukraine by the official quoted by TASS) not because it is worried about Xinjiang or Tibet (where the situation is fully under control) as the west alleges but because it does not want to create a precedent for Taiwan.

Again I do not think many people especially in the west but also in Russia understand what a sensitive issue for China Taiwan is. Suffice to say that a key reason for the Sino Soviet split of the 1960s was precisely Mao Zedong's anger at what he correctly saw as a lack of support from Moscow over Taiwan.

That does not mean Novorossian independence will not happen or that either the Russians or indeed the Chinese are reconciled to the results of the Maidan coup or to the survival of the present regime in Kiev. Both countries perceive the sort of staged US backed "revolutions" that the Maidan coup was, as a direct challenge and threat to themselves. Both countries are almost certainly agreed that the results of the coup in a key Eurasian state must be reversed. Note how the official, in the clearest possible sign that he is speaking on behalf of the Chinese government, quotes a previously unreported but very revealing remark Xi Jinping said to Putin in one of their telephone conversations, that "there is no smoke without fire". No guesses who or what that refers to.

However the joint policy of reversing the effects of the Maidan coup is going to be done incrementally, step by step, for many reasons of which China's concerns about Taiwan are just one.

Anyway, to those who think there is some division between Beijing and Moscow both over the Crimean issue and over the Ukrainian crisis generally, this statement from an official of the Chinese government should finally and once and for all put that question to rest: there is one.

The US, Canada and the Ukraine refuse to condemn the heroization of Nazism

Reuters / Mike Segar

It is often argued whether the Ukrainian junta is Nazi or not.  I would strongly argue that even though Poroshenko did not come out, make a Nazi salute and declare "I am a Nazi" all the signs point to the conclusion that the regime in Kiev has its ideological roots in the Nazi past.  The latest example of that "filiation" can be found in this absolutely amazing event last week:  only three countries - the US, Canada and the Ukraine voted against a UN Resolution condemning the heroization of Nazism.  The EU was not much better: it abstained.  This development is so crazy, so insane, that it is important to have access to the original document which was voted on.

Here is the full text of the Resolution:

You can also get this text from here: 

Here is the official voting record:

To me, this is disgusting beyond belief.  Here we have two countries who try to positions themselves as the most pro-Israeli on the planet (the US and Canada) and the EU which has even passed laws making not only Nazi propaganda illegal, but jailing those who would dare investigate the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis (the so-called 'Holocaust').  And yet these putatively anti-Nazi and "democratic" countries are now refusing to condemn the heroization of Nazism not so much because they particularly like Nazis, but because they want to "protect" the Ukrainian junta.  As for the Ukrainians themselves, they have suffered more from Nazis then any other country or ethnic group, and yet they also refused to condemn the heroization of Nazism.  This makes a mockery not only of all their so-called principles and values, it also is an act of obscene disrespect for the millions of Ukrainian murdered by the Nazis.  There is one good thing about all this: it shows clearly and unequivocally how much the western elites truly hate Russia and that this hate clearly trumps any other considerations or values.

Russian disgust

For the past few days, or weeks, really, I have seen more and more signs of total Russian disgust with the West.  If, in the past, Russian diplomats and politicians were mostly trying to sound polite, now they are openly expressing their disgust.  For example, they are now openly saying the Europe does not have a foreign policy or an opinion, that Europe is just a subservient colony of the US.  As for the US, the Russians are now openly saying that this entire Ukrainian crisis was just a pretext and that the US are really out there to submit Russia.  Putin said that openly last week, adding that nobody had every succeeded in subduing Russia and neither would the USA.  This goes further than words, Russia has already announced that she was going to boycott the 2016 Summit on Nuclear Security.  This 
became known when the Russian informed the other members of this Summit that Russia would not participate in its preparatory work.

Sergei Lavrov also made a remarkable speech today, but since the pathetic website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not even bother providing a translation on the same day,  we will have to wait before I can post it here.

The Saker

Україна - це Європа (the Ukraine is Europe)!

First Maidan anniversary (the Ukraine is Europe indeed)

Observations on President Putin’s call upon US not to meddle in Russia affairs

by Peter Koenig 

Press TV reports on 22 November 2014 that President Putin, speaking at a forum of the All-Russia Peoples' Front in Moscow on 17 November, said “They [the US] want to subdue us, want to solve their problems at our expense. No one in history ever managed to do this to Russia, and no one ever will.”

This is certainly no exaggeration. Russia has not only a solid trade and monetary alliance with China which already today bypasses the western dollar dominated western system, Russia is also one of the key members of the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which met last September in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to expands its current membership (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) by including India, Pakistan, Iran and likely also Mongolia. Turkey, hosting a strategically crucial NATO base, wavering between east and west, has wanted to become an SCO member for quite a while. Turkish-speaking SCO governments would likely to support their petition. This would clearly be a huge conflict and blow to the western powers, particularly Washington – and may not go ‘unpunished’.

The expanded SCO would control some 20 percent of the world’s oil and half of all global gas reserves. On top of that, the bloc would represent about half of the world’s population. The SCO and BRICS together would cover more than half the world’s population and control about a third of the globe’s GDP.

The issuance of a joint new global currency either by these countries at once or step by step is almost a certainty. The question is when. Given the disastrous course of western economies, such a new currency and monetary system is not far off. It would gradually replace the (petro) dollar for world trading as well as a reserve currency. The latter has already started. Ten years ago about 90% of world reserves consisted of dollar denominated securities. Today this proportion has shrunk to 60% - and – to the ignorance of most of the world – is steadily declining.

According to the IMF, reserves in other currencies in emerging markets have shot up by 400% since 2003. From August 2013 to February 2014, South Korea increased its yuan holdings 25-fold.

So – Mr. Putin’s seemingly ‘bold’ statement is very much supported by facts. The western predatory economic system is decaying fast. Russia and China are already today prepared with an alternative. They are working actively with the other BRICS and SCO countries to prepare a solid larger scale alternative currency and monetary system, free from the FED, Wall Street, the IMF and the BIS (Bank for International Settlements).


Epidemics and Pandemics 

On a seemingly unrelated matter, a new phenomenon is emerging. From the outset it looks like detached from the east-west economic power struggle. But it may be all but detached from the western faltering economy.

It is the threat of deadly pandemics that seem to emerge at the same time – and all are under control of the UN and its specialized organization, WHO which is assisted and advised by a number of international laboratories whose identifications largely escapes common knowledge. Most of the epidemics, potential pandemics, started in Africa, which is home to about 60% of the world’s remaining natural unrenewable resources – and which are sought by the western and Northern Hemisphere’s elite for their continued comfort and well-being.

Ebola broke out a few months ago in West Africa – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and has since spread to Mali and Nigeria. Ebola is not a new disease. It has been reported and observed in Central Africa and former Zaïre in the seventies. WHO disposes of antidotes or vaccines. However, the US Department of Defense – which incidentally also has a research program on biological warfare – has contracted a Canadian laboratory two years ago to test and develop an Ebola vaccine in specially built hospitals in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Since the new Ebola outbreak in July 2014, more than 5,000 people have been killed according to WHO.

A couple of days ago it was reported by WHO that in Madagascar a plague epidemic had claimed the lives of at least 40 people since August 2014. – The bubonic plague, also called Black Death, was considered to be basically extinct since it killed a third of the European population in the 14ht Century, although a less virulent form may still be present today. No major outbreaks have occurred since 1904, when a Plague epidemic killed about 3% of Bombay’s population, when antidotes where not yet available. Today’s version can apparently fairly easily be suppressed with antibiotics and pesticides. – So – why is it still killing people in Madagascar? And why has the news become available only now?

A few weeks ago the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus was newly discovered in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. Out of seven recent cases of Bird Flu in Egypt, two died. In 2009 thanks to a WHO false flag alarm, Europe bought hundreds of millions of H5N1 vaccines – a bonanza for the pharmaceuticals – a scandal for WHO that has deeply tarnished the organization’s image. In countries like Switzerland, people who showed any indication of a cold were practically force-vaccinated.

Aids – the HIV virus, also a Pentagon biological warfare experiment –broke out in the 1980’s, likewise in Africa, spread to Haiti from where it was ‘imported’ to the US and the rest of the world. Today it is, though incurable, under control. But a new strain could easily be designed to make current drugs impotent.

All of this looks like a concerted effort by the power elite to (i) keep populations in check; justify Marshall law at a whim to oppress any potential uprising, for example against a new wave of organized theft of the western predatory greed economy; and (ii) to gradually help reduce world population – a target that the elite has strived for since the end of WWII – it’s also one of the key objectives of the Bilderberg Society as voiced by many power figures, like Bill Gates and on several occasions by Henry Kissinger, arguably the worst war criminal still alive.

People could be easily quarantined by Presidential Executive Order under the guise of protecting the population at large from a pandemic – for which most likely vaccines and antidotes have been clandestinely developed as part of the biological warfare program – to protect the elite – and other strains for the public at large possibly laced with the very disease they pretend to prevent. Once Washington gives the order, say for force-vaccination, or Marshall Law – the European lackeys would simply follow suit; an easy way to keep populations under control, while the western financial system could run their final deed – depredation of the remaining social safety nets and public savings.

Again – on the dismal western economic scenario and the pandemic threats to the world, Mr. Putin’s harsh words to the US, a warning against interference in Russia – are but a signal for Washington to reckon with a vigilant Russia (and China) – vigilant vis-à-vis the impending collapse of the western monetary system, and vigilant vis-à-vis the west’s massive military and biological warfare threats.

Worth a tought? – And worth massive publication, so people may connect the dots.

Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, the Voice of Russia, now Ria Novosti, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author ofImplosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. 

A BBC propaganda documentary from a once reliable programme

BBC Panorama Vladimir Putin's Gamble war against Ukraine BBC Full Documentary 2014

BBC Panorama Putin's Gamble BBC Full Documentary 2014 Vladimir Putin stands accused of launching an undeclared war against Ukraine. He has wrong-footed NATO .

Yatsenyuk's wall

Via Facebook 

In the photos you can see Yatsenyuk's PR promotion of the Kiev junta's defense fence/wall against Russia. The first photo is one of the official ones. The second is from the other deck, which reveals that Yatsenyuk is posing in front of a 15 m long fence. Furthermore, one cannot but note that the barbed wire is oriented INTO Ukraine--thus indicating that the fence is symbolically turning Ukraine under the Nazi junta into a prison: the Ukrainians or Ukrainian refugees are to be prevented from escaping. In this regard, one can appreciate the importance of perspective and knowing where one stands.

Right Sector raids Odessa Oil Refinery 22/11/14

22/11/14 Odessa Oil Refinery raided by Right Sector and "Ukrnafta" (42% owned by Kolomoyskiy, former director is Kolomoyskiy's right hand man -- Igor Palytsa, assigned as Odessa governor shortly after the Odessa massacre)