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Time to call a duck a duck-Netanyahu, China-Oppression at Tibet

In China Town, Crime and human story, Culture, Global terror, Iran, Israel and Jews, La Amerika on March 9, 2012 at 6:35 am

Published on Mar 5, 2012 by AssociatedPress
Israel’s prime minister is vigorously asserting his country’s right to defend itself against an Iranian nuclear threat. Benjamin Netanyahu’s tough talk suggests he would attack Iranian nuclear facilities if he thinks Israel needs to do that. (March 5)

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Twenty-five Tibetans have now set themselves on fire since March of last year, protesting what some call Communist Party violations of their rights. Many focus on the limitations that Party authorities place on their freedom to practice religion, and especially to pay respects to the Dalai Lama.

Yet, according to some Chinese authorities, the problems Tibetan protestors complain about are non-existent, unimportant, or, perhaps, simply a smokescreen for dark political motives. It’s an interpretation that very few in the world outside of China believe, yet seems to be common among Party members who speak on the issue.

Even as Party authorities put a lockdown in place in the Aba prefecture of Sichuan province, where the most Tibetan self-immolations have occurred, they held a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday, aiming to discredit the protest movement. Aba prefecture’s administrative head, Wu Zegang, called the protestors “outcasts” and “criminals”.

He also indicated that the painful deaths were part of a plot to split up China, and suggested that they were induced by cash payments from the Dalai Lama.

Meanwhile, Sichuan Communist Party Secretary Liu Qibao shared his view that “public complaints about cultural repression do not exist.” Despite the dozens of people giving their lives to protest the Party regime of which he is a part, Liu did not see any conflict in the area, claiming that “on the contrary, Tibetan culture is flourishing.”

Published on Feb 27, 2012 by AssociatedPress
Newark Liberty Airport was briefly shut down after a commercial passenger plane with hydraulic problems made an emergency landing. The United Express Flight 5124 flew to Newark from Atlanta. There were no reports of injuries. (Feb. 27)

Carnage of Shiites by Islamist groups, 50 Syrians dead in clashes at Homs

In Crime and human story, Culture, Global terror, Human Rights, terror tora tora, Video Stream-Middle East Uprising on December 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Deadly Islamist Fanaticism escalates-Shiite shrines and processions were targeted extracting a heavy toll of lives at Iraq and Afghanistan

Published on Dec 6, 2011 by AssociatedPress

An unprecedented wave of violence against Shiite worshippers marking a holy day in Afghanistan has killed more than 50 people. In Iraq, five bomb attacks have struck Shiite pilgrims killing at least 21 people. (Dec. 6)

Published on Dec 6, 2011 by AssociatedPress

A suicide bombing tore through a crowd of Shiite worshippers marking a holy day Tuesday in the Afghan capital, the deadliest of twin attacks that killed at least 20 people in a rare burst of violence targeting the minority Islamic sect. (Dec. 6)

Ariz Plane Crash video, Cheerleader media tastes its own mobocrats, Fatah Hamas bonhomie

In a word with you, Crime and human story, Culture, Israel and Jews, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Video Stream-Middle East Uprising on November 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Arizona Plane crash webcam capture, French reporter allegedly molested-sexually assaulted at Tahrir Square by Protesters they cheered till now

Raw Video: Web Cam Captures Ariz. Plane Crash

From: AssociatedPress | Nov 24, 2011 | 8,920 views

A small airplane slammed into a sheer cliff in the mile-high mountains east of Phoenix and exploded, killing the six people onboard (Nov. 24)

Published on Nov 24, 2011 by Euronews

Two female journalists have been describing how they were sexually abused while attempting to cover the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

French TV reporter Caroline Sinz told how she and her cameraman were set upon by a mob:

“We were hit, and then separated. Very few women, especially foreign, are in Tahrir Square. I was grabbed by several men and I suffered a sexual assault in front of everyone in full daylight. Other women journalists were physically attacked. It is a way to intimidate the press.”

Aronite Thinking-

Till tough guy Mubarak was around they were courting them like little princesses.

Both at Libya and Egypt the way they glorified mobs under Brotherhood control and Al Qaeda possibly, was amazing.

Cheered up- heroes! but now they want us to know they are street gangs?

Intimidation? Or is it more a fact they dont need anymore ‘useful idiots’-

Not Lenin, not Khomeni. Not Tahrir Brotherhood mobsters save a quickie Arab style. Sorry it was open show.

Thanks we got some more Islamist Revolutions.

The ‘New Page’ is an interlude of Old Page of Leon Uris- “…and all against the Jew”; mediated by Turkish Islamists and Syria so the Bros in arms will be handy to bash Israel as Iran reaches the brink –Aron

Palestinian factions aim to end rivalry

Euronews | Nov 24, 2011 | 111 views

Hamas and Fatah, the main rival Palestinian factions, said on Thursday that they have made significant progress on power-sharing.

But there was no major breakthrough in Cairo after the first meeting in six months between the two groups.

“We’ve turned a new page. There was a great deal of understanding and enthusiam for working together and we were serious about implementing, not only reconciliation but everything needed to put the Palestinian house in order,” Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said

Switzerland Thumps up Right wing, Turkey avenges PKK attack, Gaddafi burial

In a word with you, Culture, Euro Neuro, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports on October 23, 2011 at 4:28 pm

The trend set by Geert Wilders gains monetum as Europe endorses the Right wingers' concern of Immigration. Islamism and the demographic threat posed by immigrants from Islamic countries refusing to integrate save under their own terms.

Right-wing party in Switzerland could be boosted by election

Published on Oct 23, 2011 by Euronews

Votes are now being counted after elections in Switzerland on Sunday. Polls closed at midday local time, and the turnout was low due to many people using the postal ballot.

This parliamentary vote will determine what parties are represented in the cabinet and how many seats they will get when the cabinet is formed on December 14.

The ministers run federal agencies and take turns as president for a year.

Voting begins in historic election in Tunisia

From: Euronews | Oct 23, 2011 | 10 views

Almost four million Tunisians have registered to vote in their country’s first ever democratic elections.

As the polls opened on Sunday, people patiently waited their turn, to cast their first truly free vote.

Over 100 political parties are fielding candidates to fill the 217 seat parliament. That body will then work on a new constitution and select a prime minister

Turkish troops ‘kill 49 Kurdish rebels’

From: Euronews | Oct 23, 2011 | 246 views

Turkish troops have killed at least 49 Kurdish rebels in a valley near the Iraqi border, according to the military.

They have been attacking separatist militants in southeastern Turkey and in northern Iraq, following an attack by the PKK in which 24 soldiers were killed.

The rebels have not confirmed the deaths

Gaddafi’s wife wants former leader buried in hometown

From: Euronews | Oct 22, 2011 | 3,053 views

What will happen the body of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is still uncertain, as the country’s interim government tries to map out the path to democracy.

Chairman of the transitional government Mahmoud Jibril says the first elections could take place in eight months’ time.

More immediately, whether to or not hand Gaddafi’s body over to his family and tribe in Sirte, as requested by his wife, is provoking strong reactions

Tragedy of Tibetan Immolations, United States Congress releases China Human Rights Report

In a word with you, China Town, Crime and human story, Culture, Human Rights, India news, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Nature and Environment on October 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Tibetean youth immolated themselves in protest against Chinese regime's oppression in Tibet- shocking the world and parking solidarity meets world over

Published on Oct 19, 2011 by AssociatedPress

The Dalai Lama led prayers for Tibetans who self-immolated in protest against Chinese rule, one of a number of such actions held around the world Wednesday. China accused the Tibetan exiles of inciting “terrorism in disguise.” (Oct. 19)

US Congressional Commission on China Issues 2011 Annual Report
From: NTDTV | Oct 14, 2011 | 74 views

The United States Congressional-Executive Committee on China has released its annual report, focusing on human rights and the rule of law in China. According to the report, not much has changed since the commission was created in 2001. US Congressman Chris Smith introduced the report.

On Wednesday, United States Congressman Chris Smith introduced the bipartisan annual report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on how human rights and the rule of law have been playing out in China.

[Chris Smith, US Congressman]:
“The 2011 report notes that China’s leaders have actually tightened their grip on Chinese society, and grown more aggressive in disregarding the very laws and international standards that they claim to uphold.”

The commission was created in 2001 and monitors human rights and the development of rule of law in China. Many of the human rights abuses carried out by the Chinese regime when the commission was created are still going on in 2011.

[Chris Smith, US Congressman]:
“The commission’s 2011 report also documents ongoing abuses in the areas of religious freedom. Protestant house church members, under ground Catholics and Falun Gong members continue to risk detention and abuse for attempting to worship freely.”

Chris Smith is chairman of the Congressional-Executive Committee on China and the Human Rights Sub-Committee. Smith is highly critical of the Chinese regime’s human rights record.

[Chris Smith, US Congressman]:
“And as China adopts a new rhetorical strategy of claiming it abides by international law, we also hold China to it’s stated acceptance of international norms.”

The Commission is comprised of nine senators, nine representatives and five senior officials appointed by the US President. The report cites numerous political prisoners in China.

Ben Hedges

Scientists Discover Mega Virus

From: NTDTV | Oct 14, 2011 | 902 views

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A team of French scientists are excited about a new virus. It’s the largest one ever found and was discovered off the coast of Chile. Scientists say the Mega Virus can help develop research into the possible usefulness of viral organisms. Mega viruses pose no threat to humans. Let’s take a look.

This Mega Virus was discovered by scientists during an expedition off the coast of Chile. Mega Virus Chilensis is larger than the previous record holder, Mimi, and it’s a very complex organism.

[Jean-Michel Claverie, Researcher, French Genomic Research Centre]:
“It’s actually the biggest virus in term of particle size. It is a little bigger than the previous Mimi Virus, but it is also more impressive in term of DNA and genomic size, DNA content.”

Mimi Virus and Mega Virus have 594 genes in common and could form a new family of viruses, the “Megaviridae”.

Viruses don’t usually have that many genes and the researchers say the virus responsible for the flu or HIV have only ten genes. The Mega Viruses aren’t harmful to human beings.

But what is intriguing to scientists is that they harbor genes that they say shouldn’t be there, genes that are usually found in cellular organisms or in human cells.

[Jean-Michel Claverie, Researcher, The French Genomic and Structural Information Research Centre]:
“This is definitely putting back the viruses in the realm of the living organisms, the living things. The previous theory was more like viruses started by being very small and having very few genes and eventually were stealing genes from cells. What we are showing now is that this is exactly the converse (the opposite), probably those very large viruses were already bigger before and they are slowly reducing their sizes because they are parasites and parasites are always losing genes and losing functions as the time goes.”

In what is called “reductive evolution”, viruses lose some of their functions as they can find other genes in the cells they affect.

The French team is planning to return to Chile later in October to collect new samples.

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