A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Lessons from the Thirties show us
why we can’t appease Vladimir Putin

Telegraph [UK], by Charles Moore

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/16/2014 6:43:23 PM

When the word “appeasement” first came into political use, it was supposed to be a good thing. In the Thirties, The Times newspaper, like many decent people, was obsessed with the idea that the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War had been unjust to the defeated Germany. And so, whenever Germany complained, The Times wanted, in its own words (October 1937), “to do what is possible for appeasement”. No one could claim that the end of the Cold War was as harsh for the losers--Russia--as was Versailles for Germany. But it was humiliating. It knocked Russia off its

      


Post Reply   End of Thread  


Post Reply   Close thread 784470

End of Thread  



Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



Lessons from the Thirties show us
why we can’t appease Vladimir Putin
Telegraph [UK], by Charles Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/16/2014 6:43:23 PM     Post Reply
When the word “appeasement” first came into political use, it was supposed to be a good thing. In the Thirties, The Times newspaper, like many decent people, was obsessed with the idea that the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War had been unjust to the defeated Germany. And so, whenever Germany complained, The Times wanted, in its own words (October 1937), “to do what is possible for appeasement”. No one could claim that the end of the Cold War was as harsh for the losers--Russia--as was Versailles for Germany. But it was humiliating. It knocked Russia off its

   

 

R-G1
  


 
Gaffe-prone John Kerry suggests
governing war-torn Libya is as
easy as running Massachusetts
Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/16/2014 1:52:45 PM     Post Reply
War-torn African country Libya could get back on track if it wanted to, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Thursday. Kerry insinuated that it shouldn´t be too hard for Libya and its population of just over six million people given the country´s small size and wealth of resources. After all, Libya´s roughly the same size as his home state of Massachusetts, the former Senator said. ´I know something about what you can provide when you want to.´ Kerry spent the last two days in London attending a meeting of the Friends of Syrian People, also known as the London 11.

Revealed: George W. Bush skipped
9/11 museum dedication and angered
victims´ relatives to be with Medal of
Honor winners in Arkansas
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/16/2014 1:34:36 PM     Post Reply
When former President George W. Bush was a no-show at the s 9/11 Memorial Museum dedication in New York City, some feared the snub was a political statement or a poke at President Barack Obama. But it turns out the Texan had a prior engagement with more than a dozen of America´s bravest military heroes. He was in Bentonville, Arkansas on Thursday, receiving the Patriot Award, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society´s highest recognition. At each year´s awards ceremony, the society brings together living recipients of the Medal of Honor, a separate award given to members of the armed forces

Climate McCarthyism: The Scandal Grows
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/16/2014 8:45:02 AM     Post Reply
Professor Lennart Bengtsson--the scientist at the heart of the "Climate McCarthyism" row--has hit back at his critics by accusing them of suppressing one of his studies for political reasons. The paper, which Prof Bengtsson wrote with four co-authors, suggested that climate is probably less sensitive to greenhouse gases than is admitted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and that more research needs to be done to "reduce the underlying uncertainty". However, when submitted for publication in the leading journal Environmental Research Letters, the paper failed the peer-review process and was rejected. One of the peer-reviewers reportedly wrote:

Terror attack kills four in Kenya
as hundreds of British tourists
are evacuated under armed
guard over safety fears
Daily Mail [UK], by Wills Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/16/2014 8:37:00 AM     Post Reply
At least four people are feared to have died during two bomb attacks in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The blasts, which are said to have taken place near Gikomba Market, come on the day hundreds of British holidaymakers were evacuated from the country due to increasing terror threats. The country´s National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) confirmed on Twitter that the first explosion came from a 14-seater matatu (minibus), and the second came from within the market. A number of UK travel companies suspended holidays to the nation as tourists were watched in airports under armed guard before returning home.

Where´s Bush? 9/11 victims upset
by former president´s absence at
museum dedication as spokesman
says there was a ´scheduling conflict´
Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/16/2014 8:11:23 AM     Post Reply
September 11, 2001 launched the most enduring moments in George W Bush´s legacy, and marked the beginning of his downfall. [Snip] Bush´s absense was noticed by some survivors who wanted the former president there as the commander-in-chief who led them through the tragedy. A woman named Marie from Queens, New York called the Rush Limbaugh show on Thursday, saying she lost her firefighter son on 9/11 and didn´t understand why Bush wouldn´t be included in the ceremony. ´He should have been the first person to speak, or at least his name mentioned,´ Marie said. ´I´m very upset. I lost a

   

 

  


 
´A cowboy, a curmudgeon, a biker or a normal
guy´: Hilarious GOP Idaho governor´s debate
makes comic history as candidates spar about
racist jokes, ´spiritual warfare´ and how nuclear*
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/15/2014 7:07:13 PM     Post Reply
Wednesday´s Republican primary debate for the Idaho governor´s race was broadcast on a 30-second delay because one of the candidates, the leader of a biker gang, is known for public profanity and making racist jokes. He´s no fan of law-enforcement, complaining during the debate that motorcycle riders ´are cop-magnets, like a Playboy bunny in a mini-skirt gets hit on all the time,´ comparing their treatment to that of blacks before the civil rights movement. [Snip] ´I don´t like political correctness. Can I say this? It sucks! It´s bondage,´ Harley Brown told a statewide audience on Idaho Public Television. He was missing

Nigerian soldiers fire on own commander after
being ordered into Boko Haram ambush
as government rules out swapping
prisoners for captive schoolgirls
Daily Mail [UK], by Damien Gayle & Agencies    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/15/2014 7:50:37 AM     Post Reply
Nigerian soldiers fired on their own commander yesterday after they were ordered into a Boko Haram ambush that killed a dozen of their comrades. The soldiers had been conducting operations around Chibok, the town where Islamist militants snatched nearly 300 schoolgirls last month, when they came under attack. Soldiers said the troops fired at a senior officer who came to pay respects to the killed soldiers, whose bodies were brought to a barracks in Maiduguri, the capital of north-eastern Borno state. Observers called the shooting another sign of demoralisation in the military that is in charge of the search for the abducted

Climate change scientist claims he has been
forced from new job in ´McCarthy´-style
witch-hunt by academics across the world
Daily Mail [UK], by Wills Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/15/2014 7:16:58 AM     Post Reply
A globally-renowned climate scientist has been forced to step down from a think-tank after he was subjected to ´Mc-Carthy´-style pressure from scientists around the world. Professor Lennart Bengtsson, 79, a leading academic from the University of Reading, left the high-profile Global Warming Policy Foundation as a result of the threats, which he described as ´virtually unbearable´. [Snip] The Swedish climatologist, who has published more than 200 papers, said he received hundreds of emails from colleagues criticising his decision to switch to the organisation. His ´defection´ was described as the biggest switch from the pro-climate change lobby to the sceptic camp

50,000 gallons of crude oil spills
on to streets of Los Angeles
following pipe burst
Daily Mail [UK], by John Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/15/2014 7:01:37 AM     Post Reply
The Los Angeles Fire Department says a ruptured oil pipe has caused about 50,000 gallons of crude oil to spill on to the city´s streets. The oil--which covers a half-mile area and is knee-high in some places--escaped after a break in an above-ground pipeline near San Fernando Road in Atwater Village. According to a Fire Department release, the massive leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported just after midnight local time and the oil line was remotely shut off. No injuries were reported and it is not yet known which company owns the pipeline. According to NBC Los Angeles, oil was seen shooting towards

British politics is broken - and
only Nigel Farage is profiting
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/15/2014 6:52:33 AM     Post Reply
Empty of function and barren of purpose, Parliament rose yesterday for another long break. By coincidence, this was the day after David Axelrod, Ed Miliband’s trophy political adviser, arrived in London. [Snip] Political parties used to belong to their members. Now they have fallen into the hands of a very small group of very rich men, who spend huge sums so that political experts like Mr Axelrod can churn out their corporate message. He has been parachuted into Britain in the same way that a head office whizz-kid flies in, first-class, to solve problems in some ailing local subsidiary. And

   

 

B-G1


 
Cruz in control as his Tea Party
candidates win primaries in Nebraska
and position him as November kingmaker
Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/14/2014 6:18:53 PM     Post Reply
Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz claimed his first victory in the battle to control the Republican Party on Tuesday night when his two candidates in Nebraska won their primary elections. Cruz endorsed gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts and Senate candidate Ben Sasse won their respective primary races, positioning Cruz as kingmaker in November. ´Ben Sasse’s decisive victory in Nebraska tonight is a clear indication that the grassroots are rising up to Make DC Listen. They’re rising up to take our country back,´ Cruz posted to his Facebook. Cruz won his own Senate primary after being endorsed by then-Senator Jim DeMint, the



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Jeb Bush: I Would Govern
Like Lyndon Johnson as President

50 replie(s)
Breitbart's Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 5/15/2014 5:31:43 PM     Post Reply
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy. Bush did not address Johnson´s Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won." Instead, he was referencing Johnson´s mastery of the

State Dept. Official: ‘Just
Not Accurate’ to Characterize
Boko Haram as Muslim

47 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/15/2014 4:55:55 PM     Post Reply
A State Department official told a Senate hearing on terrorism in Nigeria this morning that “Boko Haram is trying to portray its philosophy as being a Muslim philosophy, and that’s just not accurate.” Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs Chairman Chris Coons (D-Del.) referenced a hearing that he held two years ago, in which lawmakers learned that Boko Haram was training with Al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in an area the size of Texas. “The hearing that we conducted two years ago could almost literally be repeated today in terms of ongoing structural challenges that have led

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity May Not Exist
37 replie(s)
Real Clear Science, by Ross Pomeroy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/16/2014 4:51:40 AM     Post Reply
In 2011, Peter Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University and director of the GI Unit at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, published a study that found gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley, to cause gastrointestinal distress in patients without celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder unequivocally triggered by gluten. Double-blinded, randomized, and placebo-controlled, the experiment was one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date that non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), more commonly known as gluten intolerance, is a genuine condition. By extension, the study also lent credibility to the meteoric rise of the gluten-free

Michelle O: Water Made Albert
Einstein Smart

34 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/15/2014 11:43:29 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign is claiming water made Albert Einstein smart, Muhammad Ali a Heavyweight champion, and Audrey Hepburn stylish. Mrs. Obama is again using hashtags, this time to promote her drink water campaign, and is encouraging individuals to post photos of themselves drinking water on social media. The campaign, which is based on faulty science, is a joint initiative with Mrs. Obama’s anti-obesity group Let’s Move and a Partnership for a Healthy America (PHA). From the Let’s Move blog: PHA is now challenging everyone to spread the word about water and how it powers you during life’s

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Town upset police official
used N-word for Obama

32 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Lynne Tuohy    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/15/2014 7:20:49 PM     Post Reply
CONCORD, N.H. — Some residents of a predominantly white New Hampshire town are upset with racist remarks a police commissioner made about President Barack Obama. Resident Jane O´Toole said she overheard Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland use a racial slur in describing Obama. And in an email to her, Copeland, who is white, acknowledged using the N-word in referring to the president and said he will not apologize. "I believe I did use the ´N´ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse," Copeland said in an excerpt from an email he sent to his fellow police commissioners

Invitation to a beheading: How Times
editors learned of Abramson’s ouster

30 replie(s)
Capital New York, by Joe Pompeo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/15/2014 5:04:01 AM     Post Reply
"Please come to a masthead/dept head meeting at 2:00 p.m. today in the page one conference room/3rd floor." That was the note top editors at The New York Times received this afternoon summoning them to an abrupt gathering in which publisher and Times Company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. would inform them that executive editor Jill Abramson was being replaced in the No. 1 masthead spot by one of her deputies, managing editor Dean Baquet. The shakeup came amid tensions between Sulzberger and Abramson that have been percolating for at least the past few months, according to multiple Times insiders familiar with the

Dept of Agriculture Orders Submachine
Guns with 30 Round Magazines

29 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Awr Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 5/15/2014 8:17:16 AM     Post Reply
A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks "the commercial acquisition of submachine guns [in] .40 Cal. S&W." According to the solicitation, the Dept. of Agriculture wants the guns to have an "ambidextrous safety, semiautomatic or 2 round [bursts] trigger group, Tritium night sights front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore group) and scope (top rear), stock collapsible or folding," and a "30 rd. capacity" magazine. They also want the submachine guns to have a "sling," be "lightweight," and have an "oversized trigger guard for gloved operation." The solicitation directs "all responsible and/or

Where´s Bush? 9/11 victims upset
by former president´s absence at
museum dedication as spokesman
says there was a ´scheduling conflict´

28 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/16/2014 8:11:23 AM     Post Reply
September 11, 2001 launched the most enduring moments in George W Bush´s legacy, and marked the beginning of his downfall. [Snip] Bush´s absense was noticed by some survivors who wanted the former president there as the commander-in-chief who led them through the tragedy. A woman named Marie from Queens, New York called the Rush Limbaugh show on Thursday, saying she lost her firefighter son on 9/11 and didn´t understand why Bush wouldn´t be included in the ceremony. ´He should have been the first person to speak, or at least his name mentioned,´ Marie said. ´I´m very upset. I lost a

Revealed: George W. Bush skipped
9/11 museum dedication and angered
victims´ relatives to be with Medal of
Honor winners in Arkansas

28 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/16/2014 1:34:36 PM     Post Reply
When former President George W. Bush was a no-show at the s 9/11 Memorial Museum dedication in New York City, some feared the snub was a political statement or a poke at President Barack Obama. But it turns out the Texan had a prior engagement with more than a dozen of America´s bravest military heroes. He was in Bentonville, Arkansas on Thursday, receiving the Patriot Award, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society´s highest recognition. At each year´s awards ceremony, the society brings together living recipients of the Medal of Honor, a separate award given to members of the armed forces

   

 



 
Harry Reid Backs Constitutional
Amendment To Limit
Koch Brothers’ Influence

27 replie(s)
Buzzfeed, by John Stanton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/15/2014 10:10:12 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the “sewer” of modern American political campaigns, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday said that he would bring a constitutional amendment to the floor granting Congress the ability to set strict new limits on campaign contributions, warning he will force multiple votes if necessary to pass the measure. “When I came to Congress, when you got money you had to list who you got it from, what their occupation was, address, and phone numbers if you had it. Then I saw things change. In 1998, [former Sen.] John Ensign and I ran against one another and we

Cascade of scandals has Veterans
Secretary Eric Shinseki fighting for his job

26 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott & Mark Flatten    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/15/2014 5:29:44 AM     Post Reply
Eric Shinseki’s troubles began with a "Patton" video. Now the secretary of Veterans Affairs is facing charges that veterans are needlessly dying on his watch as the head of the largest civilian agency in the federal government. Scandals have cascaded over Shinseki and the VA since the Washington Examiner revealed in August 2012 that $50,000 in taxpayer money was spent to produce a pair of video parodies that came to define the lavish spending at the two Veterans Affairs training conferences in Orlando. Those conferences cost taxpayers about $6.1 million, of which as much as $762,000 was squandered on useless baubles like tote

Valarie Jarrett: ´We Have a Commitment´
From Boehner on Amnesty This Year

26 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/15/2014 7:38:50 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s top adviser and confidant told a group of global elites on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has made a commitment to the White House to try to pass amnesty legislation this year. After hailing the Senate´s amnesty bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, Valerie Jarrett, Obama´s senior advisor, told attendees at the yearly invitation-only SkyBridge Alternatives Conference that Boehner would help the White House make a push get immigration reform enacted in the next three months. “I think we have a window this summer, between

   

Post Reply   Close thread 784470

End of Thread  




Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS