An interesting little mixture from various sources.
ZeroHedge reporting on a Reuters headline :
US MILITARY SAYS REPOSITIONING FORCES IN AREA AROUND LIBYA TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY, OPTIONS
While Pravda has the following on Syria’s probably development of Nuclear facilities (last bombed by Israel in 2007) :
It seems that Syria does […]
A little test to see if stealth is working
An enjoyable little video demonstrating just how small and insignificant we are when compared to the whole universe, this is one of the best demonstrations of the relative size of planets and stars that I have seen.
The link came from David Thompson’s latest Friday Ephemera which is a brilliantly simple set of links […]
Whilst I read ZeroHedge everyday for the articles, the comments are themselves often a source of delight as I found out again today with the following quote which could almost be expanded into an article itself :
Carving through the bad feeling I finally realized that what is transpiring about the globe is all of the same ilk, […]
ZeroHedge has an excellent guest post up just now entitled “Middle East Chaos: What To Learn And What To Expect” which is well worth having a read through to get a rounded view of the political history of the region.
As a taster, the excerpt below has the story of the UK actions in […]
An interesting, if somewhat lunatic proposal, from Pravda with plans for the Olympic flame to be lit from space using mirrors :
The organizers of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi are going to deliver Olympic torch with fire into the space. The options of implementation are being […]
Whilst the mainstream media concentrates on the arab world, remember that people in Greece are still far from happy.
From AP :
Greek riot police engaged in violent clashes with protesters Wednesday, as thousands of people demonstrated against austerity measures aimed at helping the country cope with its large debt crisis.
More than 60,000 […]
Following Kuwaits attempt at calming the masses with outright bribery, FT Alphaville tells us that Saudi Arabia has a go at exactly the same thing :
While many argue that Saudi Arabia and its oil reserves remain in little danger of being rocked by unrest, King Abdullah perhaps disagrees.
Via Al Arabiya, this appears to […]
Tenuously related article photograph.
One day we are being hectored and nannied into eating less meat because someone somewhere decided they are entitled to tell us what we may or may not eat :
Government advisers to recommended lower meat consumption Britons will be told this week to limit their red meat […]
A little snippet from Pravda showing just what the remaining arab state leaders are busy spending their bulging oil dollars on :
Russia’s defense export giant Rosoboronexport concluded several contracts with Arab states within the framework of IDEX-2011 International Defense Exhibition. The deals total $12 billion. According to Viktor Komardin, deputy head of the […]
Via ZeroHedge, completely in bad taste but so damned amusing I could not resist :
Or at least think about what you wrote before displaying it to the world.
In this case, I am pretty sure they meant support service although in Doncaster nothing would surprise me :
As a dictator, in times of crisis and when all else has failed you resort to your paid enforcers to maintain your position.
The videos below demonstrate this statement rather brutally.
WARNING – disturbing content
Bahrain : _
Libya : _