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Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin has marched
into the void left by Barack Obama

Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/22/2014 8:15:20 PM

The end of the Cold War was supposed to bring an era of global peace and understanding so secure that the great nations of the world would be able to beat their arms into ploughshares--or at least into lavish welfare programmes. Remember that? When was the last time you heard the phrase “peace dividend”? That was going to be the material reward for the collapse of the Soviet Union and the glorious realisation that there would be no Third World War, and thus no endless arms race on which countries would have to spend vast proportions of their GDP. All

      


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Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin has marched
into the void left by Barack Obama
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/22/2014 8:15:20 PM     Post Reply
The end of the Cold War was supposed to bring an era of global peace and understanding so secure that the great nations of the world would be able to beat their arms into ploughshares--or at least into lavish welfare programmes. Remember that? When was the last time you heard the phrase “peace dividend”? That was going to be the material reward for the collapse of the Soviet Union and the glorious realisation that there would be no Third World War, and thus no endless arms race on which countries would have to spend vast proportions of their GDP. All

   

 

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10 Lefty Lies About The Floods
Which Have Devastated Britain
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/22/2014 2:55:22 PM     Post Reply
1. This is the wettest winter since records began. No it´s not. As Paul Homewood reveals at his website Not A Lot Of People Know That, it was considerably wetter between November 1929 and January 1930. Yes, this January was wet, but it still only ranks as the sixteenth wettest month since records began in 1766. 2. The Environment Agency has been doing a great job with inadequate resources. No it hasn´t. With a staff of 11,200 and an annual budget of £1.2 billion, this bloated quango is grotesquely overmanned and overfunded, bigger almost than the size of the Canadian,

The flooding of the Somerset Levels
was deliberately engineered
Telegraph [UK], by Christopher Booker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/22/2014 2:48:28 PM     Post Reply
I fear the front-page story in The Telegraph--revealing that the worst of the flood damage could have been prevented--didn’t tell the half of it.[Snip] Devastating evidence has now come to light not just that the floods covering 65 square miles of the Somerset Levels could have been prevented, but that they were deliberately engineered by Labour ministers in 2009, regardless of the property and human rights of the thousands of people whose homes and livelihoods would be affected. Furthermore, that wildly misleading Met Office forecast in November led the Environment Agency to take a step that has made the flooding

Afghanistan will revert to being a
terrorist haven after Allied military
withdrawal, U.S. study warns
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/22/2014 5:16:08 AM     Post Reply
Afghanistan could become a future terrorist haven when the U.S. withdraws unless a larger and more expensive Afghan security force is planned, a study has warned. The report sketched a scenario in which the Taliban would seek to capitalize on the absence of foreign combat forces and press its campaign to regain political power in Kabul. ´History suggests that the Taliban will use sanctuaries in Pakistan to regenerate their capabilities as military pressure on the movement declines,´ the report said. As a first step, in 2015-16, the Taliban may put additional pressure on Afghan security forces in rural areas, expand

The next Euro-elections will be a step
towards a United States of Europe
Telegraph [UK], by Daniel Hannan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/22/2014 4:51:15 AM     Post Reply
Unremarked, the EU is about to hold its first federal elections. The European Parliament has been quietly sucking in more power for decades, but has so far lacked the supreme attribute of a federal legislature, namely the right to appoint a federal government. [Snip] In the short clip above, the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, of which I´m Secretary-General, explains why it won´t be fielding a candidate. You´ll see from the reaction of the people we asked how little connection there is between the Euro-parties and the voters they purport to represent. We have no intention of legitimising a

Fed knew about Libor rigging in 2008
Telegraph [UK], by Katherine Rushton    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/21/2014 8:09:52 PM     Post Reply
During the 2008 financial crisis, the US Federal Reserve struggled to grasp the scope of the problem and how to adequately respond, transcripts reveal. After a five-year wait, the central bank released the records of a total of 14 meetings from 2008. The transcripts offer the clearest insights yet into the central bank´s thinking during the crisis. "Frankly, I am decidedly confused and very muddled" said former chair Ben Bernanke during a September meeting. Overall, the documents paint a picture of the Fed that shows that it worried perhaps more than it should about inflation risks, and failed to grasp

   

 

  


 
Surgeons fear over heart
surgery patients in Wales
Telegraph [UK], by Laura Donnelly, Patrosk Sawer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/21/2014 6:13:10 PM     Post Reply
Leading doctors have raised fears that high numbers of patients are dying while waiting for heart surgery in Wales. The Royal College of Surgeons wrote to healthcare inspectors last year warning of “grave concerns” that too many people were dying in the south of the country because of long waits for heart surgery. The letter, seen by The Daily Telegraph, calls for swift action to tackle “unacceptably high mortality” levels and highlights more than 150 cases in which patients died waiting for life-saving treatment. [Snip] In the letter to Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, last July, Professor Norman Williams wrote: “It has

Junk food? Ew!: First Lady joins
Jimmy Fallon for Let´s Move skit,
Olympic chat and revelations
about President´s cooking skills
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/21/2014 6:54:22 AM     Post Reply
New Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was joined by the First Lady on Thursday night, as she took part in a skit and promoted her Let´s Move campaign. Michelle Obama talked about the Olympics, her first job, and how her eldest daughter Malia will soon be learning to drive. In the opening section to the show, the First Lady starred in a skit with Fallon and Anchorman star Will Ferrell, where she showed off her dance moves. She later returned, wearing an elegant black outfit, to chat to Fallon in front of the live Tonight Show studio audience. ´This is so cool,´ Mrs

It´s back! Polar Vortex set to return
next week - plunging temperatures
in Midwest and Northeast to
35 degrees below normal
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/21/2014 6:48:14 AM     Post Reply
Just when you thought you were safe - the Polar Vortex is back. The Midwest and North East are thawing out after being covered with more than a foot of snow over the past week, but forecasters have warned it won´t be for long as another cold front is on its way. The wintry storm is expected to slam the Midwest this weekend, bringing ferocious winds and freezing temperatures as low as 35 degrees below normal. After rattling the Midwest, it will stretch into the South and East at the start of next week, according to Weather Underground.

Ukraine protests:
We´re letting Putin win
Telegraph [UK], by Edward Lucas    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/21/2014 6:21:30 AM     Post Reply
As Kiev burns, Western policymakers are eating ashes. Our efforts to help Ukraine towards Europe, democracy and the rule of the law have failed spectacularly. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin is celebrating not just sporting triumph in Sochi, but geopolitical victory in the affairs of his most important neighbour. It is easy to overcomplicate the Ukraine story with historical, ethnic and geographical details. The country is often said to be split between east and west, between Russian- and Ukrainian-speakers, between those nostalgic for Soviet certainties and those who want a Western-style future. Ukraine’s business elite is divided too, between the cronies of

Michele Bachmann claims Americans won´t
elect Hillary Clinton president because
the ´guilt´ that got Barack Obama
elected doesn´t apply to women
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/20/2014 6:01:34 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton won´t be America´s next president, says Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, because many U.S. voters ´aren’t ready´ for a female president and don´t hunger to break new ground the way they did with Barack Obama. ´I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of [civil rights] guilt,´ the outspoken conservative told Tribune Media Services columnist Cal Thomas, in a piece that first ran February 18. ´People don’t hold guilt for a woman,´ she said, and even as Americans elect women at every other level of government, ´I don´t think there is a pent-up desire´ to

   

 

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Democrats fight for ´personalized
weapons´ with finger-print
technology in new gun-control bid
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/20/2014 3:17:37 PM     Post Reply
New battle lines are being drawn in the fight between gun-control advocates in Washington and Second Amendment advocacy groups, over a proposal that would mandate the ´personalization´ of every new gun sold in the United States. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, is behind a bill that would prohibit the sale of run-of-the-mill guns, requiring biometric technologies such as fingerprint recognition or a paired device--such as a wristwatch--that would authorize a gun to fire if it is nearby. [Snip] ´The gun prohibition lobby wants it mandated so that they can control the freedom of choice of every gun owner and



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