(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) JUST IN: Officials shut down all trails on Saturday evening after reporting several heat-related rescue operations, including one that involved a woman hiker who died near Malibu Creek trail at 8 a.m. Saturday, said David Katz, a spokesman for the Malibu Search and Rescue Team #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.07: Officials shut down all trails at the Santa Monica Mountains Saturday evening after reporting several heat-related rescue operations, including one that involved a hiker who died: That person, a 41-year-old woman, began hiking near Malibu Creek trail at 8 a.m. Saturday, said David Katz, a spokesman for the Malibu Search and Rescue Team: She apparently suffered a seizure a few hours later and received CPR for 20 to 30 minutes before being pronounced dead, Katz said.

In addition to the Search and Rescue Team, crews with the L.A. County Fire Department, California State Parks and McCormick Ambulance responded to the scene: The Malibu Search and Rescue Team announced the death as Southern California entered the Labor Day weekend with record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures: Forecasters expect hotter conditions on Sunday before “some cooling” on Labor Day:

Santa Monica Trails ‘ shutdown ‘ on Saturday due to several-heat-operations including one woman hiker who died on Malibu Creek

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Highs for the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area will range from 100 to 118 degrees on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service: Temperatures will dip on Monday, with highs forecast from the mid-80s to 103 degrees.Earlier on Saturday, the National Park Service said it was closing all of its trails in Ventura County through 5 p.m. on Labor Day and that agencies were “evaluating risks” in L.A. County.The city of Burbank also declared the closure of the Wildwood Canyon and Stough Canyon hiking trails through Tuesday due to the heat.

Burbank Airport recorded a temperature of 114 degrees on Saturday, tying the all-time high it set in July 2018.“Remember to hydrate and limit time outdoors,” the Weather Service advised.Are you ready for round 2? Another scorching hot day is upon us, a bit hotter than it was yesterday. Remember to hydrate and limit time outdoors. We can get through this! Stay cool, friends! #CAwx #LAheat #heatwave pic.twitter.com/ZFtKeqz1XS— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) September 6, 2020

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.07: 2020:

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(CAIRO, Egypt.) #Coronavirus FreeSpeech Report: Its not just journalists that have to fear el-Sisi rule in the country but EFF has been monitoring latest developments and since the #pandemic bloggers and activists trying to get the #truth have been harassed, detained, arrested and jailed without trial as Supreme Council for Media Regulation has banned the publishing of any data that contradicts the Ministry of Health’s official data #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – July.04: For years, EFF has been monitoring a dangerous situation in Egypt: journalists, bloggers, and activists have been harassed, detained, arrested, and jailed, sometimes without trial, in increasing numbers by the Sisi regime: Since the #COVID19 pandemic began, these incidents have skyrocketed, affecting free expression both online and offline: 

Egypt has confirmed 1,566 new coronavirus cases and 83 new deaths today, raising the country’s total to 66,754 with 2,872 confirmed deaths: DataTrackers Covid19 Coronavirus Updates, [Jun 30, 2020 at 06:09] https://t.me/datatrackers/19457: 

Despite the WHO’S dire warning of the Middle East’s “critical threshold”, Egypt has restarted international flights and reopened major tourist attractions including the Great Pyramids of Giza after more than three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic Reuters reports: 
The country closed its airports to scheduled international flights and shut famous historical sites in mid-March as the government looked to curb the spread of the virus 12.41am BST: The Middle East has recorded a million cases of Covid-19, and is at a “critical threshold”, the World Health Organisation has warned: https://clck.ru/PPQUT 

#Coronavirus Report: Egypt’s    Crackdown on ‘ Free Expression Will Cost Lives ‘ during the #pandemic and revealing the #Truth including number of cases, deaths or situation is banned: 

As we’ve said before, this crisis means it is more important than ever for individuals to be able to speak out and share information with one another online: Free expression and access to information are particularly critical under authoritarian rulers and governments that dismiss or distort scientific data: But at a time when true information about the pandemic may save lives, instead, the Egyptian government has expelled journalists from the country for their reporting on the pandemic, and arrested otherson spurious charges for seeking information about prison conditions. Shortly after the coronavirus crisis began, a reporter for The Guardian was deported, while a reporter for the The New York Times was issued a warning.. Just last week the editor of Al Manassa, Nora Younis, was arrested on cybercrime charges (and later released). And the Committee to Protect Journalists reported today that at least four journalists arrested during the pandemic remain imprisoned. 

Social media is also being monitored more closely than ever, with disastrous results: the Supreme Council for Media Regulation has banned the publishing of any data that contradicts the Ministry of Health’s official data. It has sent warning letters to news websites and social networks’ accounts it claims are sharing false news, and has arrested individuals for posting about the virus. Claiming national security interests, the far-reaching ban, which also limits the use of pseudonyms by journalists and criminalizes discussion of other “sensitive” topics, such as Libya, is being seen (rightfully) as censorship across the country. At a moment when obtaining true information is extremely important, the fact that Egypt’s government is increasing its attack on free expression is especially dangerous.

The government’s attacks on expression aren’t only damaging free speech online: rather than limiting the number of individuals in prison who are potentially exposed to the virus, Egyptian police have made matters worse, by harassing, beating, and even arresting protestors who are demanding the release of prisoners in dangerously overcrowded cells or simply ask for information on their arrested loved ones. Just last week, the family of Alaa Abd El Fattah, a leading Egyptian coder, blogger and activist who we’ve profiled in our Offline campaignwas attacked by police while protesting in front of Tora Prison. The next day, Alaa’s sister, Sanaa Seif, was forced into an unmarked car in front of the Prosecutor-General’s office as she arrived to submit a complaint regarding the assault and Alaa’s detention. She is now being held in pre-trial detention on charges of “broadcast[ing] fake news and rumors about the country’s deteriorating health conditions and the spread of the coronavirus in prisons” on Facebook, among others—according to police, for a fifteen day period, though there is no way to know for sure that it will end then. 

All of these actions put the health and safety of the Egyptian population at risk: We join the international coalition of human rights and civil liberties organizations demanding both Alaa and Sanaa be released, and asking Egypt’s government to immediately halt its assault on free speech and free expression. We must lift up the voices of those who are being silenced to ensure the safety of everyone throughout the country. 

#AceHealthDesk report …………..Published: July.04:2020: 

Editor says ……..Are we witnessing the media pulling apart the fabric of society just to get a story ?

The #pandemic has opened up a bio-based-weapon that can be used to politicise a story on peoples heartache over the death of a loved or to enable ‘ hard hearted ‘ journalists who want the story first to leave no stone unturned even if their intentions are not honourable……


So what of #truth this concept that alludes the media just to create sensationalism and lead people like the shepherd …herding their flock to the edge of the cliff and offering advice of what to do when the hit the bottom ….followed by blaming their stupidly of being lemmings ……

The news should be informative and place before its readers …advice and guidance to enable the public to become to form an opinion and not to place before their audience a convoluted message of misleading information ..that neither informs or provides anything but hollow words ……

People deserve better than the sum of what the media call news …..and we need to become the purveyors of #truth and not publish as bloggers what they wheel out and call the daily news …….

Be safe my friends, followers and readers God Bless 🙏’s

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(BRUSSELS) EU Agree fund help the people across Europe so they say, but no details are available of HOW it will be measured out and in what proportions will it be shared and at this time in history it is those who will be judged by `God not man for their ‘ charitable works ‘ and all others will be found wanting #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Apr.11: The fact that the main details about the agreed fund remain unknown raises questions across the European Union. Moreover, the deal about the new recovery fund is reached in addition to already agreed measures to allocate 550 billion euros ($602 million) for the COVID-19 response.

#Coronavirus Report: Editor says ‘ Only By Giving Will You Receive and only by ‘ Receiving Can You Give More of Yourselves as by ‘ Giving & Receiving ‘ can you truly say that you are ‘ charitable ‘ and as charity begins not in the pocket but in the ❤️Of all people who glorify God will the #Truth be revealed once more OR will it be #Bruxit

It is not yet clear whether the fund envisions grants or loans for the countries most affected by the coronavirus:

“Some member states expressed the view that this should be achieved via common debt issuance; other member states said that alternative ways should be found,” Eurogroup President and Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno said on Thursday.

Centeno did not disclose what alternative ways are to be considered, so it is up to the European Council and heads of states of EU members to make a final decision.

Eurozone Temporarily Abandoning Maastricht Criteria

The new decisions barely go further than what had been announced earlier. Besides, there is no clarity on the so-called coronabonds — Eurobonds that will help overcome the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic — as well. Italy, Spain and other southern European countries have been asking for the issuance of coronabonds since late March but so far the northern states are not backing this idea.

“We are committed to do everything necessary to meet this challenge in a spirit of solidarity. A coordinated and comprehensive strategy is necessary to deal with health emergency needs, to support economic activity and to prepare the ground for the recovery,” the joint declaration of the Eurogroup ministers, which was agreed following the meeting on Thursday, said.

According to the Eurogroup, there is a “flexibility in EU rules.” On March 23, the finance ministers agreed with the assessment of the Commission that the conditions for the use of the general escape clause of the EU fiscal framework were fulfilled:

#AceHealthDesk report …………Published: Apr.11: 2020:

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🍾 #NYE2019 – Happy New Year – ALL – Friends – Readers – Followers

Dear All,

Its been a real interesting year for our news with many of our reports being related protesting, hate crimes and of terrorism not to forget #Brexit and the surprise election result as we head for the ‘ Golden Age ‘ and everyone being told they will receive everything they WANT but l believe NOT what we NEED:

TO US: The peoples News & Views have become paramount wether its the #TRUTH OR FALSE NEWS …..that has enabled those that are in ‘ so-called ‘ power to get groups that are trying to change the political landscape in their own image but not for the ‘ GOOD OF ALL BUT FOR THE FEW THAT WANT TO BE CONTROLLERS ‘ hidden in the darkness of others:

Here at Ace News Services we make you promise for the next year and that is we will only print the truth on this site and leave you the readers to decide what you believe in your head or you ❤️

So may l wish all of you a ‘ Happy New Year ‘ and may the next decade be the best for you and yours now and forevermore God Bless Ian (Editor) #NYE2019

(BANGKOK, Thailand.) Facebook Denied Sale of Endangered Species: But ‘ Wildlife Trafficking Watchdog ‘ has found more than 1,500 listings in 12 groups during one month in 2016: Two years later It foun d that, while two groups had ceased to exist, total membership had almost doubled – up from 106,111 in 2016 to 203,445 in 2018. The adverts included live and dead animals, as well as animal parts in some cases #AceN ewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Sept.11: More than 1,500 listings of live animals for sale have been found on Facebook in Thailand by a wildlife trafficking watchdog: Traffic, which monitors such activity, said many of the species, despite having international protection, were not native to the country, and so trading them was unregulated: The listings were found on 12 Facebook groups during one month in 2016 #AceNewsDesk reports

Thai Facebook wildlife listingsTrafficAmong the species for sale were Asiatic black bears and common palm civets

Facebook said it did not allow the trade of endangered species

Among the 200 different species listed for sale were two non-native species banned from international commercial trade – the Eurasian otter and the black spotted turtle.

Some of the animals for sale which are banned from international commercial trade are native to Thailand, such as the helmeted hornbill and Siamese crocodile – which are both critically endangered – and the Asiatic black bear.

Although only one helmeted hornbill was discovered for sale, Traffic said the critical status of the species meant that any number taken out of wild populations would have “serious implications” for its survival.

Traffic’s findings are to be published this week in a report on the use of Facebook for animal trading in Thailand.

Growing membership

The anti-trafficking body analysed membership of the Facebook groups in 2016 and then again two years later. It found that, while two groups had ceased to exist, total membership had almost doubled – up from 106,111 in 2016 to 203,445 in 2018.

The adverts included live and dead animals, as well as animal parts in some cases.

Thailand’s wildlife protection laws did not prohibit the sale of 47% of the advertised species – this was sometimes the case with non-native species.

There were 105 species for sale despite protections under Thai law.

“Growing online wildlife trade will only pile further pressure on threatened non-native species that currently have no legal protection or regulation,” said Kanitha Krishnasamy, Traffic’s acting regional director in south-east Asia.

Slow lorises in a cageTrafficThe slow loris was the most commonly advertised animal

A spokeswoman for Facebook said: “Facebook does not allow the sale or trade of endangered species or their parts, and we remove this material as soon as we are aware of it.

“We are committed to working with Traffic and law enforcement authorities to help tackle the illegal online trade of wildlife in Thailand.”

Cath Lawson, acting chief adviser for wildlife at conservation charity WWF, said the illegal trade of animals via websites was a growing concern.

“The illegal wildlife trade is a serious international crime problem,” she said.

“It takes place in the real world, but also increasingly in digital spaces.

“This is a global problem and needs global solutions, which include increasing law enforcement, raising awareness and reducing demand for wildlife products.

Source: BBC via ➖ @bbcnewsasia ➖https://t.me/BBCNewsAsia/3629 By By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter —— Published: Sept.10: 2018:

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(KURASHIKI, Japan.) Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit west on Thursday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years neared 200 and more than 200,000 have no water after torrential rain caused floods and set off landslides but still many government deny its ‘ Global Warming & Climate Change ‘ heres the WMO report for you to decide #AceNewsDesk repo rts

#AceNewsReport – July.12: Editor says here’s just one country in the world that is presently suffering the results of ‘ Global Warming & Climate Change ‘ but still many leaders ignore the #Truth to protect their economies and keep the profits rolling in by covering up the facts: Heres just one example of the effects followed by a WMO report …. So how long do we ignore the ‘ Signs of the Times ‘ as Jesus predicted #AceNewsDesk reports

First whats happening NOW!

More than 200,000 households had no water a week after torrential rains caused floods and set off landslides across western Japan, bringing death and destruction to decades-old communities built on mountain slopes and flood plains: The death toll rose to 195, with several dozen people still missing, the government said on Thursday: With daily temperatures above 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) and high humidity, life in school gymnasiums and other evacuation centers, where families spread out on mats on the floors, began to take a toll: Television footage showed one elderly woman trying to sleep by kneeling with her upper body on the seat of a folding chair, arms over her eyes to keep out the light. ……………………With few portable fans in the evacuation centres, many survivors tried to cool themselves with paper fans………………The limited water supply meant that people are not getting enough fluids and in danger of suffering from heatstroke, authorities said. People are also reluctant to use what water they do have to wash their hands, raising fears of epidemics………………….“Without water, we can’t really clean anything up. We can’t wash anything,” one man told NHK television…………….The government has sent water trucks to the disaster area, but supplies remain limited………..More than 70,000 military, police and firefighters toiled through the debris in a grim search for the missing……………..Some teams shoveled dirt into sacks and piled the bags into trucks. Others used diggers and chainsaws to work through landslides and splintered buildings…………………….Many areas were buried deep in mud that smelled like sewage and had hardened in the heat, making the search more difficult……………Disasters set off by torrential rains have become more frequent in Japan, perhaps due to global warming, experts say. Dozens of people died after similar rains caused flooding around the same time last year…………………..“It’s an undeniable fact that this sort of disaster due to torrential, unprecedented rain is becoming more frequent in recent years,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference in Tokyo……………“Preserving the lives and peaceful existence of our citizens is the government’s biggest duty. We recognize that there’s a need to look into steps we can take to reduce the damage from disasters like this even a little bit,” he added: Reuters.com with additional reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Writing by Elaine Lies; Editing by Darren Schuettler

Heres the Report by World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Japan has suffered the worst flooding and landslide in decades, with many daily rainfall records broken. According to official government figures on 10 July, more than 150 people have lost their lives and the casualty toll is expected to rise. Around 10,000 houses have been destroyed and/or inundated.

Between 28 June and 8 July, there was extraordinarily heavy rainfall caused by a huge amount of water vapor from a stationary rainy front, in addition to damp air remaining from Typhoon Prapiroon. West Japan and Hokkaido experienced record precipitation during the period, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Total precipitation at many observation sites reached two- to four times the mean monthly precipitation for July. For instance, 1,800 mm of rain fell in Shikoku, 1,200 mm in Tokai, 900 mm in North Kyushu, 600 mm in Kinki, and 500 mm in Chugoku. This triggered a large number of landslide, inundation and flood events.

Japan is one of the world’s best prepared countries for disaster risk reduction and disaster management. JMA issued emergency warnings in advance, targeting as many as eleven prefectures in the country to alert people to the significant likelihood of catastrophes. The emergency warning system was launched by JMA in 2013, based on lessons from the major tsunami caused by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. In addition, JMA dispatched its experts as the JMA Emergency Task Team or JETT, to local governments in the region to best support multi-hazard disaster prevention activities. It set up a web portal dedicated to the heavy rain event.

Total precipitation during June 28-July 8 rain event

Typhoon Maria

On 11 July, Typhoon Maria made landfall in coastal regions of China’s Fujian province. On the approach to Northern Taiwan, Maria was the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson scale, with winds of 175 km/h and gusts of 250 km/h. China’s National Meteorological Center issued a red warning on 10 July, and activated emergency response procedures.

Extreme and unusual temperatures

On June 28, Quriyat, just south of Muscat, on the coast of Oman, recorded a 24-hour minimum temperature of 42.6°C, meaning that the coolest overnight temperature did not drop below that level. Although highest “low” temperature is not currently monitored as a category in the WMO Weather and Climate Extremes Archive, it is believed to be the highest such temperature ever recorded by a thermometer.

Ouargla, in Algeria’s Sahara Desert, reported a maximum temperature of 51.°C on 5 July. It is likely that this is the highest reliable temperature ever recorded in Algeria. WMO’s Weather and Climate Extremes Archive currently lists Kebili, Tunisia, as being Africa’s highest temperature with 55°C recorded in July 1931. However, there have been questions about the reliability of colonial era temperature records in Africa.

The station of Furnace Creek in Death Valley national park in California, USA, recorded a temperature of 52.0°C on 8 July. The station holds the record for the highest recorded temperature on Earth at 56.7°C (134°F), on 10 July 1913.

Other parts of California were also gripped by extreme heat. Downtown Los Angeles set a new monthly July minimum overnight record of 26.1°C on 7 July. Chino, near Los Angeles, saw a record temperature of 48.9°C (120°F). Burbank airport set a new absolute record of 45.6°C (114°F) on 6 July, beating 45°C in 1971, and Van Nuys Airport saw a record temperature of 47.2°C (117°C) according to the US National Weather Service.

In Canada, a heatwave combined with high humidity in the province of Quebec contributed to dozens of deaths, especially among the vulnerable and elderly.

At the same time, parts of Eastern Canada saw a brief return of wintery weather, with snow in parts of Newfoundland and Cape Breton (Nova Scotia), and temperatures of -1C, in St John’s and Halifax. Winter weather this late in the year is rare, this being the first since 1996.”

Temperatures were exceptionally high over large parts of northern Siberia in June 2018. That trend continued through the first week of July. The Western Siberian Hydromet Center of Russia issued a storm warning due temperatures of more than 30°C for more than five days, expected to last between 9 and 16 July. This creates high risks of wildfires as well as of power supply, transportation, and utility services disruptions and drowning of people escaping the heat in water. Krasnoyarsk Region reported daily anomalies of 7°C above average, with fires already impacting about 80,000 hectares of forest.

Drought and heat in parts of Europe

Juneprecipitation

In Europe, WMO’s Regional Climate Centre on Climate Monitoring, operated by the German Weather Service, DWD, issued a Climate Watch advisory with guidance on drought and above normal temperatures valid until 23 July. The guidance product, used by National Meteorological Services to issue national warnings and forecasts, referred to a continuation of the drought situation and above-normal temperatures for northern Europe (from Ireland to the Baltic States and southern Scandinavia). The weekly temperature anomalies are forecasted with up to +3 – +6°C. The probability that precipitation will be below the lower tercile is more than 70%. This drought may be accompanied by water scarcity, local thunderstorms, risks of wildfires and harvest losses, it said.

For some parts of northern Europe, June was one of the driest, warmest on record.

After an unusually warm June, the heatwave in the United Kingdom continued into July. On 10 July, the UK’s Met Office said that somewhere in the UK had topped 28°C or above for the 16th consecutive day.

June one of the warmest on record

surface_air_temperature_anomaly_for_june_2018

Globally, June was the second warmest on record, according to the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Copernicus Climate Change Service. The year to date is the hottest La Niña year on record.

In addition to the exceptionally high over large parts of northern Siberia in June 2018, temperatures were also well above average over much of the USA, central Canada and North Africa, and over the Middle East and northern China.

The contiguous USA had 3rd hottest June on record. But many parts of the country had well above average minimum overnight temperatures, according to the US National Centers for Environmental Information. In 2018 (as of July 9), there have been 6 weather and climate disaster events in the USA, with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included 4 severe storm events and 2 winter storm events. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 36 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.

statewide_minimum_temperature_ranks

Relationship with Climate Change

Episodes of extreme heat and precipitation are increasing as a result of climate change. Although it is not possible to attribute the individual extreme events of June and July to climate change, they are compatible with the general long-term trend due to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases.

Many recent studies have found that the probability of the extreme event has been influenced by human activity, either directly or indirectly.. Of a set of 131 studies published between 2011 and 2016 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 65% found that the event’s probability was significantly affected by anthropogenic activities.

It has been more difficult to identify anthropogenic influence in the attribution of precipitation extremes. Whilst some studies have found that the probability of some extreme precipitation events was increased, most often indirectly, by climate change, for many other studies the results have been inconclusive. This is because the underlying long-term climate signal in extreme precipitation is less clear than it is for temperature and, because extreme precipitation events typically occur on shorter spatial scales than extreme temperature events. At present, attribution studies are mostly carried out in research mode in peer-reviewed literature.

WMO – Press Release:

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(PHILADELPHIA) At least 30 protestors arrested over blocking ‘ ICE Immigration Centre ‘ on ‘ Independence Day ‘ but without these agents that protect American citizens their country would be overrun with drug-dealers, rapists and killers or do they truly believe that there’s an alternative after previous administrations ignored the hard #Truth #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – July.05: Editor says read some of my previous ICE reports for the real #Truth its hard but someone has to do these dirty jobs: But up to 30 people have been arrested in violent clashes between police and protesters in Philadelphia: Demonstrators taking to the streets to protest at President Trumps immigration policy were met with brutal resistance from officers as they attempted to block the garage doors outside the city’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) center……………..Protesters were pictured locking arms in front of the doors as cops desperately tried to shift them following a whole day of peaceful protests: The demonstrations had gone ahead peacefully for 16 hours on Tuesday until police decided to try and reopen the ICE center………………..Distressing photos emerging from the protests show police officers hauling those who resisted away and forcing them into handcuffs as tensions reached fever pitch among the gathered crowd #AceNewsDesk reports

A man is held down by several police officers after trying to block the loading dock of the ICE center

A man is held down by several police officers after trying to block the loading dock of the ICE center

A woman screams in agony as several officers place her under arrest during the protests

A woman screams in agony as several officers place her under arrest during the protests

Police grapple with a woman and a man who scream as they are torn away from the entrance of the ICE center

Police grapple with a woman and a man who scream as they are torn away from the entrance of the ICE center

A group of demonstrators could earlier be seen linking arms in front of the ICE center's garage

A group of demonstrators could earlier be seen linking arms in front of the ICE center’s garage

Dozens of counter-terrorism officers were in attendance as they dealt with the enraged protesters

Dozens of counter-terrorism officers were in attendance as they dealt with the enraged protesters

Violent clashes in Philadephia https://t.co/8tdWwv7R4O – July 04, 2018 at 08:30AM

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(STOCKHOLM, Sweden.) The #truth ‘ will set you free ‘ but not for the Swedish student suspen ded for telling the truth about Muslim migrant sex crimes instead he’s warned he will be ‘ v ilified, demonised and ostracised ‘ after he published a ‘ fact sheet ‘ about the ‘ migrants being the majority who commit ‘ sex crimes ‘ in the country #AceNews Desk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.31: Editor says in Sweden and elsewhere in our insane age, the Muslim migrant rape and crime wave is not the problem: Talking about it is the problem, and those who dare to do so will be vilified, demonised, and ostracised #AceNewsDesk reports

“Swedish student suspended for telling the truth about migrant sex crimes,” Voice of Europe, March 30, 2018: Swedish student suspended for telling the truth about Muslim migrant sex crimes

A Swedish student of Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology, is suspended from his class, Friatider reports. The male student, called Felix, published a fact sheet about the overrepresentation of migrants concerning sex crimes in the country.

It all started with a discussion between Felix and two female classmates. When he said migrants are overrepresented as perpetrators of sex crimes the women did not believe him and wanted to see sources of his claim.

The next day Felix came with official statistics of Sweden’s National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) and a well verified study that showed that 95 per cent of assault rapes are committed by men with foreign backgrounds.

After he had given the fact sheet to the women the following day, it was spread in his class during a lecture. In the middle of the lecture, an African woman in the back of the hall suddenly stood up and pointed to Felix, who sat at the front.

“She screamed that I was racist and a Nazi. I tried vainly to tell her to calm down and there was no room for discussion”, says Felix.

A teacher immediately interrupted the tumult. But during the lecture, the screaming woman contacted a large number of male immigrants who came outside the lecture hall and stared at Felix through the window.

“I thought this was going to be hell, so I would stay five minutes extra in the classroom. But they did not leave. I decided to go to an end because I could not sit and humiliate myself. Just when I left the classroom, they marched into formation and the woman shouted: “Here are your rapists!”

“I managed to get away from there through the second exit. It was an extremely threatening situation. If I had complained, I would certainly have been knocked down,” says Felix….

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(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Malaysia’s opposition alliance has named 92-year-old former PM Mahathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate for upcoming general elections to boost its chances of wrestl ing power from a coalition that has ruled since independence under Prime Minister Najib Razak #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Jan.08: Editor says replacing nations leaders that are corrupt is becoming the norm but how does this world that is becoming darker daily know the right or wrong person to elect: We will try to let you know the #Truth at each turn of the circle of life: The announcement Sunday by the four-party Hope Alliance puts an end to squabbling over the thorny issue and is seen as a major show of unity ahead of polls that must be held by August but are widely expected in the second quarter: Prime Minister Najib Razak has clung to power despite an epic corruption scandal that involved hundreds of millions of dollars passing through his bank accounts #AceNewsDesk reports

Support for his ruling National Front coalition has dwindled in the last two elections. In 2013, the coalition lost the national popular vote for the first time to the opposition……….Analysts said the opposition still faces an uphill battle due to party infighting, unfavorable electoral boundary changes and strong support for the government from rural ethnic Malays.“Clearly the opposition is trying hard to prove that they are united. It is a potential risk (to Najib) as Mahathir is still attractive to the Malays but the government still has the upper hand due to an unlevel playing field,” said Wan Saiful Wan Jan, who heads the think tank Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs.Government leaders scorned the candidacy of Mahathir, who will be the world’s oldest leader if the opposition wins. Government minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan called his candidacy a stumbling block to the opposition’s reform agenda.“It’s laughable for (the opposition) to appoint Mahathir as the next PM and expect him to implement those reforms,” he tweeted. “It’s a tragedy to their own cause….anyway, I thank (the opposition) for making it even easier for (the ruling coalition) to win the upcoming general election ”Mahathir, Asia’s longest-serving leader for 22 years before stepping down in 2003, was an authoritarian who made a high-profile return to politics in a bid to oust his protege Najib…………..Najib has sacked critics in his own government including an attorney general and deputy prime minister and muzzled the media since the scandal erupted two years ago…………The U.S. and several other countries are investigating allegations of cross-border embezzlement and money laundering at 1MDB, a state investment fund set up and previously led by Najib to promote economic development but which accumulated billions in debt……….Najib has denied any wrongdoing…….The opposition coalition Sunday also agreed on allocation of seats for the polls and to limit the prime minister’s tenure to two terms if they win………..The coalition, which includes the party led by jailed former deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, also said they will seek a royal pardon for him so that Anwar can take over from Mahathir as the next prime minister………Anwar was Mahathir’s deputy until he was sacked in a power struggle in 1998 and later imprisoned on charges of corruption and sodomy that Anwar said were trumped up…….Anwar was freed in 2004 but in 2015 he returned to prison following a second sodomy conviction that critics said was a political conspiracy to break up the opposition………He is due for release in June………….. Mahathir told The Associated Press in an interview last year that the opposition could win a simple majority in the polls by tapping into anger at Najib’s corruption scandal and rising cost of living ……

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(VELES, Macedonia.) In a small town where pottery was their main source of income CNN reported recently that on a scale that is now industrial they churn out ‘ Fake News ‘ to American media sites that on every click on sites like Googles Adsense earned one man a fortune #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: Editor says even though this person knew it was lies he still printed on his site & on Facebook and made money from companies like Adsense including misleading facts on 2016 Election ……CNN reported that The Fake News Machine: Inside a Town Gearing Up for 2020: In a town in Macedonia, which back in the day was known to make porcelain for the whole of Yugoslavia now according to CNN makes ‘ Fake News ‘ not bad for news organisation that reports misleading facts regularly, the site has since been shutdown, but how many more exist ? The #Truth will set you free #AceNewsDesk reports


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CNN Published on September 13, 2017 at 06:50AM: From the report: They have a story on Veles and has become home to dozens of website operators who churn out bogus stories designed to attract the attention of Americans……Each click adds cash to their bank accounts………..Over 100 websites were tracked here during the final weeks of the 2016 U.S. election campaign, producing fake news that mostly favoured Republican candidate for President Donald Trump…………One of the shadowy industry’s pioneers is a soft-spoken law school dropout……Worried that his online accounts could be shut down, the 24-year-old asked to be known only as Mikhail……He takes on a different persona at night, prowling the internet as “Jesica,” an American who frequently posts pro-Trump memes on Facebook. The website and Facebook page that “Jesica” runs caters to conservative readers in the U.S. The stories are political — and often wrong on the facts. But that doesn’t concern Mikhail. “I don’t care, because the people are reading,” he said. “At 22, I was earning more than someone [in Macedonia] will ever learn in his entire life.” He claims to have earned up to $2,500 a day from advertising on his website, while the average monthly income in Macedonia is just $426………The profits come primarily from ad services such as Google’s AdSense, which place targeted advertisements around the web……….Each click sends a little bit of cash back to the content creator………..Mikhail says he has used his profits to buy a house and put his younger sister through school. […] That site was blocked a few months ago after Facebook and Google started cracking down on fake news sites………Mikhail is now retooling his operation, with his sights set firmly on the 2020 presidential election #AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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” Bank of America Spy’s on `Anti-Government Protester’s’ for the Fed’s over Monsanto”

#AceNewsServices says according to StoryLeak they state that we have been contacted by legislators who have revealed that thanks to exclusive information leaked via Storyleak, such as the reality that Bank of America is actually spying on ‘anti-government’ protesters for the fed’s, legislation has been launched to protect our privacy in an entirely new way on state-wide levels — and it’s expected to pass.

We have seen the same sentiments in exclusive interviews regarding anti-drone spying legislation, which is yet another reminder of how simple it can be to spring real action from truth.

Read More at: http://www.storyleak.com/corrupt-mega-corps-monsanto-bank-america-business/

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” Affordable Healthcare for Who? Certainly Not for the Citizens – According to These Figures”

Blue Cross Brand Bullies

#AceHealthcareNews says during the “Christmas” period l was looking at certain companies that purport to serve the betterment of society and especially the ” Health Care System” one such company that had certain articles – very skilfully woven was “Blue Cross” looking deeper and a little research later l found more this time from various new providers.

One of the worst things about companies that are involved in the “Healthcare Industry” is that they look first at turnover, secondly profit and thirdly at their future growth. The word “Care” should be applied in thought, word and deed, but it never gets a look in, as smoke and mirror’s covers up the #truth.     

This latest article confirms my suspicions and highlights not the article that l will add to the bottom of this post, but what really certain not-for-profit companies really mean by not-for-profit as these fee scales show:

WASHINGTON – The New Year brings yet another negative surprise from Obamacare: a raft of new taxes and fees that already are translating into higher health insurance premiums for average Americans.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest private health insurer, has notified customers it’s raising their premiums by as much as 10 percent in January because of eight new levies and fees in the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.

Blue Cross linked the increase to taxes and fees taking effect Jan. 1.

“The ACA includes new taxes and fees,” the insurance giant told each policyholder in a three-page letter, titled “Information about Your 2014 Renewal.” “The costs required to pay these new taxes and fees are included in your premium and will not be charged separately.”

Blue Cross of Montana sent out a similar notice, while Blue Cross of Alabama cited the taxes on its bills with a separate line item for “Affordable Care Act Fees and Taxes.”

"Mackin Disputes Obama's Statement"Blue Cross polices and costs are expected to set a standard for the industry, influencing how insurers adjust to the law, which is also raising premiums because of mandates that expand coverage and benefits. Aetna has also blamed taxes and fees for coming rate hikes.

Specifically, the insurance companies have referenced two Obamacare charges taking effect Jan. 

1. One is a flat 2 percent tax on all health insurers, which is expected to raise $8 billion for the administration to help pay costs of the overall act in 2014, but raise health-care premiums for consumers by more than 3 percent. The other is a yearly “reinsurance fee” of $63 per person insured.

2.There’s also a $2 fee per policy that funds a new federal bureaucracy called the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Insurers also must pay a 3.5 percent user free to sell health plans on the HealthCare.gov website.

Although these taxes are imposed on insurance companies, policyholders end up paying for them in the form of higher premiums. Over the next decade, the Washington-based Heritage Foundation estimates the average American family will pay roughly $5,000 more in premiums to pay for them all.

And these are just the Obamacare taxes and fees that insurers are warning customers they’re passing on to them. There are also hidden taxes, such as the medical equipment levy that will make heart valves, stents, pacemakers and other medical devices more expensive.

All told, there are more than 20 new or higher taxes and fees embedded in the Affordable Care Act – more than half of which affect families earning less than $250,000 a year.

The new taxes, which cost more than $675 billion over the next decade, include:

  • A 2.3 percent excise tax on U.S. sales of medical devices that’s already devastating the medical supply industry and its work force.

The levy, which took effect Jan. 1, 2013, is a $20 billion blow to an industry that employs more than 360,000 working in plants across the U.S.

"Stop the Healthcare Rip-Off's"Several major manufacturers have been impacted, including:

  • Stryker Corp. of Michigan, which blames the tax for 1,000 layoffs.
  • Indianabased Zimmer Corp., which cites the tax in laying off 450 and taking a $50 million charge against earnings.
  • Indiana-based Cook Medical Inc., which has scrubbed plans to open a new U.S. factory each year.
  • Boston Scientific Corp., which has opted to open plants in tax-friendlier China and Ireland to help offset a $100 million charge against earnings.
  • Minnesota-based Medtronic Inc., which expects an annual charge against earnings of $175 million.
  • A $50,000 excise tax on charitable hospitals that fail to meet new “community health assessment needs,” “financial assistance” and other rules set by the Health and Human Services Department (took effect in 2010).
  •  A 3.8 percent surtax on investment income from capital gains and dividends that applies to single filers earning more than $200,000 and married couples filing jointly earning more than $250,000 (took effect Jan. 1, 2013).
  •  A $24 billion tax on the paper industry to control a pollutant known as black liquor (took effect in 2010).
  •  A $2.3 billion-a-year tax on innovator drug companies (took effect in 2010).
  •  A 10 percent excise tax on Americans using indoor tanning salons (took effect July 1, 2010).
  •  An $87 billion hike in Medicare payroll taxes for employees, as well as the self-employed (took effect Jan. 1, 2013).
  •  A hike in the threshold for writing off medical expenses to 10 percent of adjusted gross income from 7.5 percent (took effect Jan. 1, 2013.).
  •  A new cap on flexible spending accounts of $2,500 a year (took effect Jan. 1, 2013).
  •  Elimination of the tax deduction for employer-provided prescription drug coverage for Medicare recipients (took effect Jan. 1, 2013).
  •  An income surtax of 1 percent of adjusted gross income, rising to 2.5 percent by 2016, on individuals who refuse to go along with Obamacare by buying  a policy not approved by the government (took effect Jan. 1, 2013).
  •  A $2,000 tax charged to employers with 50 or more workers for every full-time worker not offered health coverage (delayed).
  •  A $60 billion tax on health insurers (effective Jan. 1, 2014).
  •  A 40 percent excise tax on so-called Cadillac, or higher cost, health insurance plans (goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018).

As promised here is that article posted and sent to my news desk: 

DETROIT, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is the only health insurer to offer coverage to people in all of Michigan’s 83 counties on the federally-run health insurance marketplace that opened today at 8 a.m.

Blue Cross and its affiliated HMO, Blue Care Network of Michigan, offer some of the lowest-priced plans across Michigan’s 16 rating regions.  In the majority of counties in Michigan, BCBSM or BCN bronze and silver plan options offer some of the most affordable premiums on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Products, pricing and plan design are available onwww.healthcare.gov and on the BCBSM website at www.bcbsm.com/myblue.

“Blue Cross and Blue Care Network have worked very hard to put affordable health insurance options in front of Michiganconsumers as uninsured people and small employers begin open enrollment today,” said Terry Burke, BCBSM vice president for individual business.  “As people examine their choices, Blue Cross will be offering guidance – both online and on the phone – to help people make a health plan choice that is right for them.”

The Blues offer a total of 18 options for coverage.  These products are available on the federally-run Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, opening today, through independent Blue-certified insurance agents and directly through BCBSM and BCN.

“The Affordable Care Act has significantly changed what health insurance covers, how it’s sold and what it costs. With the marketplace now open, consumers will be able to choose from 18 competitively priced Blues products, with options available toMichigan residents in every county,” Burke said.  “We are proud to offer some of the lowest-priced plans in Michigan.  These affordable options give more people the opportunity to choose Blue Cross plans.”

Both Blue Cross and Blue Care Network will offer plans at the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Catastrophic levels. Under ACA guidelines, Bronze plans will cover 60 percent of health care expenses, Silver plans cover 70 percent, and Gold cover 80 percent. Catastrophic plans, available to individuals under the age of 30 or those qualifying for a hardship, have a higher deductible and are not associated with metal level actuarial values. 

Editor – says judge for yourself.  

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“Journalists Searching For The Truth Sometimes Pay The Price With Their Life”

#AceNewsServices says this post simply called “Publish and be Decapitated” reminds us that some Journalists searching for the #Truth risk death.

Courtesy of #OpenDemocracy Copyright © 2013 openDemocracy, All rights reserved.

DENIS MACSHANE 10 December 2013

  • In the West we talk metaphorically about ‘losing our heads;’ in Ukraine, it has been a state-ordained punishmentHow have Ukrainians been denied the free journalism that the end of Soviet imperialism was meant to bring about?

Thirteen years ago a brave journalist, Georgy Gongadze, who had dared to publish criticisms of the then President Kuchma, was strangled and then decapitated, apparently on the orders of the president. The murder was carried out by General Oleksiy Pukach, with his own hands. Earlier this year he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. His trial was held behind closed doors with no journalists present. The man who allegedly ordered the murder of the journalist, former president Leonid Kuchma, is still free.

It was the most gruesome of the many murders and violent attacks on journalists working in Council of Europe member states. Conservatives everywhere increasingly dislike the Council of Europe and its European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), but, as the struggle for democracy and respect for core Council of Europe conventions has moved to the mass protests in Maidan (Independence Square) in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, an important spur to protest is a sense that Ukrainians have been denied the free journalism that the end of Soviet imperialism was meant to bring about.


A memorial to Georgy Gongadze, former editor of Ukrainska Pravda. Gongadze, a critical voice of the then government, was strangled and decapitated, many suspect on the orders of former President Kuchma. Photo RIA Novosti

Lenin’s statue may have been toppled but a Leninist desire to control and manipulate the media infects all power-holders in Ukraine, including the oligarchs denouncing ‘Yukashenko.’ The story of media repression in Ukraine is not new, and Open Democracy has carried reports.

In the difficult times ahead, if Ukrainian journalists and the media cannot find a way to break out of the existing ways of doing business in the country, the hopes of the hundreds of thousands braving the cold in one of Europe’s biggest displays of human resistance to oppression may yet be disappointed.

Ukrainian Truth

Georgy Gongadze was publisher and editor of the web journal, Ukrainska Pravda (‘Ukraine Truth’), which can still be read online (link, in Ukrainian); in Google translation it seems very lively, a match for Slate or the Huffington Post. Its coverage of the pro-European demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovych (who still uses Kuchma as an adviser) in Kyiv and elsewhere in Ukraine has been a very important window into the desire of Ukrainians to get closer to Europe, even if their rulers prefer subordination to Moscow.

‘Jeans’

Gongadze’s Ukrainska Pravda may still be a vigorous online and independent journal, but now it has been cloned by a web paper, Ukrainska Kryvda, (link, in Ukrainian), which means ‘Ukraine Falsehood.’ It looks like Ukrainska Pravda, uses the same layout and typeface but its stories are all attacks on journalists and on anyone who criticises the ruling powers.

Other, more direct means are used to sap journalists’ morale.

Other, more direct means are used to sap journalists’ morale: media outlets change owners, journalists are fired; there is crude intimidation. According to Natalya Perevalova, an editor at ATV – the most popular television station in the Black Sea region around Odessa – ‘Journalists are just frightened. They don’t know what might happen to them so they are just cautious and conformist.’

Increasingly, the press in Ukraine is less able to perform its role as a watchdog of government and political actions; and handicapped from delivering reliable information to the public on the situation in the country. The instrument of ‘mass-media’ has become institutionalised as a public relations and propaganda tool to serve political and commercial objectives without regard to factual reporting or analysis.

Ukraine’s Institute of Mass Information is a media oversight institute. According to its data, 2012 saw a peak in clampdown on media critical of the government: 324 cases, the highest number in the last 10 years. This trend is regarded as linked to the impunity of the police, officials and politicians, and has continued to rise in 2013.

The national lexicon even sports a special term, ‘jeans’, to describe news coverage paid for by oligarchs.

Those close to President Yanukovych are known as ‘The Family’. They are very keen to ensure there is no media examination of how state assets or contracts are handed out on the basis of political loyalty and pay-offs. The national lexicon even sports a special term, ‘jeans’, to describe news coverage paid for by business.

‘On Freedom of Speech…’

In October 2013, five of the best journalists at the country’s main news agency, the Ukraine National News Agency (UNIAN), were suddenly bannedfrom access to their computers, and relegated to a new TV-news monitoring service. They had all been involved in August 2012 protests at UNIAN against the agency’s fake stories and censorship of reporting.

Another example of media manipulation is the hacking into journalists’ computers, and subsequent publication of personal files to discredit the victim. Oksana Romaniuk, director of the Institute of Mass Information, has seen material from her computer appear in a spoof newspaper, thus casting severe doubts on the reliability and credibility of her organisation.

These tactics and techniques are less murderous than the decapitation of Gongadze but, whereas his brutal murder sparked a sense of outrage and a major international campaign, the updated methods used to damage and demoralise free journalism, today get little attention outside Ukraine.


Press freedoms under Yanukovych have rolled up. Critical journalists under his Presidency have had their computers hacked into and the government has made attempts to discredit them publicly. Photo RIA Novosti

Ukraine has passed a number of laws about press freedom (Access to Public Information, 2011), including a wonderfully titled decree signed by Yanukovych on 1 July 2013,  ‘On Ensuring Observance of Legislation On Freedom of Speech and Preventing Interference in Professional Activity of Journalists.’ These are ‘Potemkin villages’, just for show and designed to persuade international bodies like the OSCE that the government is committed to media freedom. The regular attacks on journalists and independent media operations tell the real truth.

A recent pilot project studying press freedom in the six Eastern Partnership countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia) ranked Ukraine above only Azerbaijan and Belarus. This is a long way from the European status Ukraine claims for itself.

Press freedom is not a given, when a country moves from totalitarianism, as at the end of the communist era, or some other regime change. In Western Europe, after 1945, there was a deliberate effort to create a nucleus of independent, rigorous newspapers and a conservative broadcasting network where news selection was anti-sensationalist to the point of being almost boring.

This did not stop the excesses of tabloid journalism illustrated in Heinrich Böll’s 1975 novel The Lost Honour of Katherina Blum or the right-wing excesses of the Hersant Group in France in the second half of the twentieth century; or what we see today in the trials of Rupert Murdoch’s editors for illegal phone hacking.

Deontology

Yet there was always a silver thread of high-quality journalism with a clear journalistic deontology that set higher standards. Speaking at the European Book of the Year award in Brussels earlier this month, Eugenio Scalferi, the founder of L’Espresso, and then first editor of Repubblica after he set it up in 1976, joined with Poland’s Adam Michnik, founder-editor of Gazeta Wyborcza, to highlight the need for a nucleus of honest journalists in any country laying claim to European values.

The post-Soviet countries in the EU do have plenty of vivid, often strident, tabloid journalism in papers, on television, and on websites

The post-Soviet countries in the EU do have plenty of vivid, often strident, tabloid journalism in papers, on television, and on websites, but, other than Gazeta in Poland, where is there a nucleus of reliable, balanced, fair journalism, which owes no favour to a political party, a business group or an ideology?

When I worked for the BBC World Service in the 1970s, we were not allowed to include a fact unless it came from three sources – Reuters, AP, BBC Monitoring etc.  At one level this made for agonizingly slow journalism, but it also raised the BBC’s careful unbiased truth-telling to heights that few other news disseminators could match.

Yet how does one create that unbiased journalism in cultures like Ukraine, where journalists are often political activists with iPads, and see their task as putting their case, not reporting facts? As yet, the liberal professions still require qualifications before embarking on a career as, for example, an architect or doctor, but today anyone who can write, photograph or video, every blogger and facebooker is a self-styled journalist.

The wall between business and journalism has become porous.

The wall between business and journalism has become porous, and business journalism is overtaking political and social journalism. The highest paid practitioners of public relations are now to be found in the world of business and finance as they try to steer good news about their clients into the papers, and keep out or minimise bad news.  In this context, hoping that Ukraine would conform to standards that are rapidly being eroded in the West of Europe and the wider democratic world may well have been a hope too far.

Ukraine’s best chance of securing greater media freedom could only have been based on closer relations with the EU, even though membership would have been some way away. Now, Russian threats of denial to market access, and cheaper gas have tipped the scales, and Yanukovych chose the other option. The ‘Family,’ moreover, prefers doing business à la Russe.

The ‘Family,’ moreover, prefers doing business à la Russe.

Maidan and the Grand Place

John Lloyd, Director of Journalism at Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, has written recently of Samuel Huntingdon’s 1993 warning in the context of his much discussed thesis on a clash of civilisations: ‘The principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilisations.’ Lloyd points out that Huntingdon said the ‘Slavic-Orthodox culture’, to which Ukraine belongs, was a civilisational group headed by Russia; and distinct from the rest of Europe.

The people on the streets of Kyiv seem determined to prove Huntingdon’s determinism wrong, but there is a wider, deeper Ukraine, beyond the capital, which has never known much media freedom, and does not know what it is missing. The appeal from Maidan to the Grand Place comes at a bad time: the EU has never been so inward looking, resulting in the worst populist and nationalist politics seen since the 1930s. If all that Brussels can offer is austerity, mass unemployment for young people, ever-growing inequality, and nervous conservative leadership in most EU member states, the chances of Europe making a generous offer that corresponds to what Maidan Square wants is not high.

The chances of Europe making a generous offer that corresponds to what Maidan Square wants is not high.

If David Cameron can write an op-ed in the Financial Times, rejecting a few thousand Romanians coming to work in Britain, what has Britain to say to 46 million Ukrainians who want the freedom and democracy the EU claims to profess; and which David Cameron says he defends?

The Ukrainian political-business elite that controls Ukraine has got the measure of our double standards; Kuchma’s brutal tactic of decapitation has been replaced by a broader set of measures that deliberately avoid concerted international condemnation..The longer Ukraine stays distant from the EU, the stronger those forces – and the weaker Ukraine’s media – will become. The people in Maidan Square want a different Ukraine and a decent media, but who can help them achieve this aim?

 

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Does Providing Something For Nothing Really Exist!

For many a year l have believed that there is no such thing as a “Free Lunch”, so when someones offers me something for nothing! My first thought is they will be giving me nothing for something! The something is the “Real Con” as l know l will not see the “True Agenda” hidden behind the words, great deal or too good to be true! This leads me to my second thought, if it is to good to be true its a lie! So this is the time to look deeper at what is really on offer, and is it really free of any strings, l was also told read the small print! The problem nowadays is the small print is so small it is not that easy to see, or is totally unclear what it means! So now it is time to question the whole deal, so maybe l should have called this post” When Is Free Really Free” answer when it has no hidden agenda!

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Never Take No For An Answer!

This may seem a very strange title ,but really it is the word No that is my watchword for this day! This simply means if in your heart you believe you are right, and when everyone, says No to you, do not give up. By accepting their words, you are not using the free-will that God gave us, and by accepting other people are right, when our heart tells us, they are not, we are giving up our right to our free-will, and thus the way we live our life!
The fact is peace is won not by war or violence, but by talking through a solution, to resolve our differences! It is not by agreeing someone is right because, they say so, as this means that they may not be, unless they can prove the reason why!
It is not enough just to say to someone, that they are not in control of their decision, as someone else pulls the strings! As they may have had their free-will curtailed by threat of redundancy, or losing their job! As long as you perform your duties to the best of your ability, either in your job or simply in life, then no-one can, or should be able to persuade you to follow them!

I never ask anyone to believe what l say, but to check out what l write,, and if you disagree say so in a constructive way! But do not say l am wrong, as l will not say you are wrong, but if no compromise can be reached, or a stalemate exists ,just agree to disagree, until the right time presents itself, to take up your shield of truth and the sword of justice and re-enter the fray! By then you will now have a clear mind and an aim, to prove that you can get justice for your cause!
So remember when we cannot make a difference at that time, wait until God is ready and together, you can walk together as all you were waiting for was his understanding to enter your life!

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When Is The Truth Not Stranger Than Fiction!

To answer this question should simply be when it is not a lie! Of course that sounds to simple for words! The real truth is stranger than fiction, and its how the story goes, and fiction is made up to convince us it is the truth! When in fact it is a story made up by the writer, whose sole intention is to be a best seller, and make money! The fact is the real truth is neither a best seller or used to make money, but neither is it fiction, just a shame politicians in this world prefer fiction to the real truth!

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