The Punk Meets The Godfather
You declared you would be three inches taller
You only became what we made you.
Thought you were chasing a destiny calling
You only earned what we gave you.
You fell and cried as our people were starving,
Now you know that we blame you.
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving,
Now you know that we framed you.
I'm the guy in the sky
No surprise I told lies
I'm the punk in the gutter
I'm the new president
But I grew and I bent
Don't you know? don't it show?
I'm the punk with the stutter.
My my my my my mmmm my my my.
We tried to speak between lines of oration
You could only repeat what we told you.
Your axe belongs to a dying nation,
They don't know that we own you.
You're watching movies trying to find the feelers,
You only see what we show you.
We're the slaves of the phony leaders
Breathe the air we have blown you.
I have to be careful not to preach
I can't pretend that I can teach,
And yet I've lived your future out
By pounding stages like a clown.
And on the dance floor broken glass,
The bloody faces slowly pass,
The broken seats in empty rows,
It all belongs to me you know.
Parliament: No OIC military unit.......... yet:
There is no plan to set up a military pact among the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) countries due to more pressing issues that needed to be settled first, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said.Okeedokee then!
The following story is one of utter betrayal:
A group of so called Christians who are supposedly deeply concerned with “social justice”, “building bridges of unity and interfaith dialogue”, etc, have actually made efforts in conjunction with some radical Islamists to specifically target, repudiate, vilify and ultimately destroy a handful of conservative Christian leaders and ministries in Britain specifically who are attempting to shine the light on the growing movement to Islamicize Britain.Bahrain halts gas talks with Iran over insult
You, you.... Arab jack boot, you!US summons Syrian ambassador over nuclear issue
SILENCE, you stinking Persian shoe!
US repeats interest in two-state solution in Israel
In a Letter (Passed from Hamas to J. Effin'K) Hamas Makes an Appeal to Obama
Netanyahu, Once Hawkish, Now Touts Pragmatism
Yemeni Jews airlifted to Israel
Egypt recalls delegation in Jerusalem
Peres meets Netanyahu ahead of decision on coalition building
Iranian Born Israeli convicted of spying for Iran
Iran in 'backroom offers' to West
Iran, Afghanistan pledge to boost bilateral trade
Seeking a new road from Afghanistan to the sea~through Iran
NATO leader: Iran could play role in Afghanistan
Kyrgyzstan shuts US air base, NATO Afghan help sought
Kyrgyzstan issues eviction notice to key US base
Russia plotted against US on Manas base eviction
You don't say!
NATO Secretary- General: Alliance Will Re-engage with Russia
Iran in Turkmen natural gas fields, US and Russia left out
Turkmenistan's Yolotan-Osman Field a "Super-Giant"
Iran says has own raw uranium supply
Iran hails military ties with Russia
Russian-Iranian trade turnover hits $3.7 bln
Russia sets tough tone for arms talks with US
The Punk Meets the Godfather.
Former German chancellor Schroeder welcomes direct Iran-US talks
Well, Heil myself!
Turkmenistan, Russia to cooperate in space exploration
To Das MOOOOOOOOON, Vladmir Vladmirovitch!
Enel (Italy) confirms 2.2 bln euro investments in Russia
Russia Transfers Jailed Oil Tycoon to Moscow for New Trial
Wanted: Natural resources; all offers considered
Bizarre Love Triangle: U.S., Russia, and the Arctic’s Untapped Resources:
Russia announced its comprehensive strategy for development of the Arctic by the year 2020. The measure of their resolve cannot be missed – increased military operations in the arctic and naval operations around and under it. Russia has the largest fleet of icebreakers, including several nuclear powered ones. The military is committed to creating several new battle groups that include advanced carriers and submarines; at least one of which will be tasked with protecting their northern interests. It is only a matter of time when missile defense systems will accompany increased surveillance and communications capabilities on the ice. Concerning the lengths to which Moscow will go to protect their interests their policy document states “It cannot be ruled out that the battle for raw materials will be waged with military means.”Part II
The Arctic is an important region for our national interests. It is also an opportunity to tap into an oil and gas supply that can generate jobs, stem the transfer of funds from our wallets to OPEC, ultimately enhancing our national security on a variety of fronts. Petrodollars often fund terrorists or unfriendly governments. Energy dependence places a nation at a decided disadvantage. We can no longer afford to put the Arctic on the back burner – not with Russia ramping up. Possession is nine tenths of the law and moving a major military off your lot is harder to do when they have already set up camp. Better to stake our claim now and get moving.EU doesn’t rule out Iran’s partaking in Nabucco
Turkey, Lithuania sign cultural cooperation protocol
Iraq: CNPC (China) seeks JV with Chevron(US) or Occidental Petroleum(US)?
There is a view, widely shared in the petroleum business, that its global giants are growing restless and that we may well be on the cusp of a new era of alliance and merger
China’s resource buys
China: Refining Capacity to Increase by 1 Million Barrels per Day
Petrobras (Brazil) secures US$10 billion from China
Venezuela, China Boost Joint Investment Fund to $12 Billion
China's petrochem stimulus plan gets govt. go-ahead
In FORBES, not World Worker's Daily: Laissez-Faire Capitalism Has Failed
WSJ Sez: We’re in the last gasps of dying free market capitalism to be succeeded by unrepentant socialism
The New America: Socialism Expands, Freedom Contracts
Nationalization support spreading?
You say you want nationalization....
Sen. Dodd: Some banks may have to be nationalized
Putin To West: We Tried Socialism, Didn’t Work
Ben Bernanke: Fed Chairman & Newly Minted Radical
Morgan Stanley hires ex-Gold Man energy banker
Let the games begin!
Gold Man Sacks debate as executive quits role
But who watches the RAT watchers?
The provision, which attracted virtually no attention in the debate over the 1,073-page stimulus bill, creates something called the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — the RAT Board, as it’s known by the few insiders who are aware of it. The board would oversee the in-house watchdogs, known as inspectors general, whose job is to independently investigate allegations of wrongdoing at various federal agencies, without fear of interference by political appointees or the White House.GM, Exxon and Chevron make "climate blacklist"
In the name of accountability and transparency, Congress has given the RAT Board the authority to ask “that an inspector general conduct or refrain from conducting an audit or investigation.” If the inspector general doesn’t want to follow the wishes of the RAT Board, he’ll have to write a report explaining his decision to the board, as well as to the head of his agency (from whom he is supposedly independent) and to Congress. In the end, a determined inspector general can probably get his way, but only after jumping through bureaucratic hoops that will inevitably make him hesitate to go forward.
Millions spent on green scheme ' that does nothing'
Jewish engineer cleared of spying sues US gov't
Security Challenges of Electronic Medical Records
DHS names "chief privacy officer":
"Homeland security and privacy are not mutually exclusive"Obama takes up the "cyber security mantel"
Sci-fi Raytheon riot control
What has Raytheon, the USA company that made radar equipment for yachts, got in common with sci-fi riot control?
Two years ago the UK Ministry of Defence's Strategic Trends depicted an alarming futuristic scenario in which middle-class radicals could engage in revolutionary activity with violent 'flashmobs', threatening the authorities with lawless disorder.
There are growing signs that these predictions may turn true. Remember the Greek riots following the police shooting of a teenager? Recently, police confronted demonstrators protesting deteriorating economic conditions and political corruption in Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria. There have been smaller demonstrations in Spain, Turkey, Denmark and Italy.
'These disturbances are another consequence of the bursting of the speculative capitalist bubble and the illusion of unlimited prosperity that once sustained it,' says journalist Matthew Carr.
The US military sees the modern city as the battleground of the 21st century. Now it's reported that the Pentagon is experimenting with an array of weapons, including the Active Denial System (ADS), a microwave 'ray gun' designed by Raytheon, which directs unbearable heat on the skin from a 2km distance and is specifically designed for crowd dispersal.
Other ongoing projects include acoustic devices and Pulsed Energy Projectiles (PEPs) which hurl plasma at crowds, causing 'pain and temporary paralysis'.
These weapons were originally intended for the urban battlegrounds of the Third World. 'But if Barack Obama fails to reactivate the ailing US economy, they may well find themselves deployed in the United States,' writes Carr. 'The news from Wall Street that US financiers awarded themselves a staggering $18.4bn in bonuses in 2008 hardly helps the new president's cause.'
Next time your switch on your Raytheon radar, watch out!
Soundtrack ~ "The Godfather"
Nino Rota & Carmine Coppola