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Mali & The Scramble For Africa

The French military intervention into Mali on Friday

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— France’s second in as many years into a former African colony —

was reportedly “seconded” by the United States.

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This ought to come as no great surprise,

given the Pentagon’s deepening penetration into Africa.

According to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM),

the Pentagon plans on deploying soldiers to 35 different African countries in 2013.

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Ian R Crane Lectures & Interviews

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Tesla Technology To Wirelessly Charge Electric Bus

Utah State University presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus

that is charged through wireless charging technology in a demonstration Nov. 15.

The Aggie Bus rolled onto the streets carrying passengers today

just 16 months after USU demonstrated the first high-power, high-efficiency wireless power transfer system

capable of transferring enough energy to quickly charge an electric vehicle.

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Article here

Jane Kelsey Speaking On The TPPA ~ 3 Nov 2012

America & The Politics Of Genocide In Africa

On Tuesday,

the vast majority of African Americans cast their votes for a man whose hands are soaked in the blood of millions of Congolese.

Barack Obama,

like his predecessors George Bush and Bill Clinton,

has pulled the strings, paid the cash, and sent the weapons that Uganda and Rwanda have used

to cause the deaths of six million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo

since invading that country in 1996.

Various organs of the United Nations have repeatedly found America’s two top allies in Black Africa complicit in the Congo genocide,

and on every occasion,

the U.S. and Great Britain have protected the mass murderers.

And why not ?

The genocide in Congo is the deliberate result of American and British policy.

Uganda and Rwanda are merely henchmen,

who commit mass murder in return for a cut of Congo’s vast stores of mineral resources.

Western businesses are the ultimate beneficiaries.

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Fear In America ~ Shame For The Occupation In IRAQ

“Go Well Go Shell” ? Go To Hell

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The newly released Shell Sustainability Report for 2011 says

“Population growth and rising living standards are driving energy demand,

contributing to increased environmental stresses.

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As the world becomes more crowded,

the stresses between the essentials of life

– water, food and energy –

will become more critical.

Energy production needs water,

and providing enough water and food to sustain people needs energy.

Climate change is likely to intensify the stresses.”

According to Shell’s CEO,

Peter Voser,

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“These are huge, integrated challenges and there is no time to waste if the world is to tackle them effectively.

Yet the relationship between government,

business and civil society

is struggling to work.

The Report reminds us:

“In late 2011 the International Energy Agency issued a stark warning that without a bold change of policy direction,

the world could lock itself into an insecure,

inefficient and high-carbon energy system

as early as 2017.

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It called for governments to introduce stronger measures to drive investment in efficient and low-carbon technologies.

Failure to do this would lead to

“irreversible and potentially catastrophic climate change.”

according to the Agency.

Peter Voser believes Shell can help by producing more energy.

THAT”S IT, FOLKS! THAT’S THE SOLUTION –

EVER MORE ENERGY!

Almost every historian,

economist and political analyst

agrees with

Peter Voser

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that more affordable energy production has produced rising living standards,

accelerated population growth,

increasing demands for energy and resources,

irreversible damage to the environment and intensified stresses all round.

So what’s the solution?

MORE ENERGY!

Hello ??

Did we hear that correctly?

They all agree that more energy production has intensified the stresses.

So why will even more

and more

energy solve or reduce the stress problem?

I don’t get it!

If someone else does,

can they please explain this to us lesser mortals.

Of course more energy production is good for business!

No doubt about that.

And more energy production creates more demand for energy

so the market grows exponentially by itself.

What an amazing money-making,

business model.

It works like magic,

and it’s all perfectly legal !

Like feeding drugs to a potential addict,

the new convert must soon get more people hooked on drugs

so he can sell more drugs

to pay for his insatiable addiction,

and so addiction and drug trade spreads through the population.

That one is still illegal

but addiction to more and more energy is perfectly legal

even though it’s going to be not only potentially but really “catastrophic” for the whole world,

according to the experts.

I don’t get it !

Can someone please explain this ?

[ I’d like to know, too.

Your comments / rationale / last rites below, please ]

How The Arab League Has Become A Tool Of Western Imperialism

It’s an intrigue befitting the machinations of classical colonialism in past centuries,

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such as the Sykes-Picot carve-up of the Middle Eastern Levant territories,

or the betrayal of the Arabs after World War I,

or the theft of Mesopotamia’s oil by British capitalists.

Only this time,

it is Arabs who are helping the neocolonial powers

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to deceive and subjugate other Arabs.

Enter the Arab League.

Over the past year,

the 22-member organization has emerged as a useful deceptive cover for Western powers

as they seek to redraw the political contours of the Arab World,

and beyond,

for their own strategic interests.

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The momentous popular upheavals that began in early 2011 across the Arab World

have in many ways been co-opted or manipulated by Western imperialist powers

to minimize democratic gains and to refashion the political map to their continuing advantage.

A feat of achievement considering that these same powers

have for decades

supported the repressive regimes

that have inflicted so much misery and suffering.

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