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Food is going to be scarcer, and Russia has only shown us how weak we are: Guardian and Times (UK)

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Food is going to be scarcer, and Russia has only shown us how weak we are:

The only solution is for us to all pull together,

but there are voices that seem to not allow it

They will not say – our wars are wrong

And so together we sink

With the added worry of our inhumanity to each other.

Once it becomes clear that none of our western wars can succeed at anything at all.

Then we can start to pick up the pieces.

And yes it will be too late,

Poverty of food, spirit and hope will be the new enemy.

Britain is facing its worst harvest for at least 40 years as 30 per cent of the country’s grain lies in waterlogged or sodden ground.

The poor harvest is unlikely to lead to a rise in the price of bread, cakes, biscuits and flour, however. Gordon Polson, director of the Federation of Bakers, said that although much of the milling wheat was of a poor quality it could still be used for bread and flour. […]

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He said: “The poorer wheat means it has less protein, but manufacturers can add gluten to ensure the proper quality for making bread. We are not happy and we may still have to import some milling wheat, but no one is talking about price rises for bread.” Source

John Gray in the Guardian comment section saying it like it is.

Russia – rich, nationalist and authoritarian – has made a mockery of our leaders’ pretensions. The west is no longer in charge

“We are back to great-power politics, shifting alliances and spheres of influence. The difference is that the west is no longer in charge. With their different histories and sometimes sharply conflicting interests, Russia, China, India and the Gulf states are not going to form any kind of bloc. But it is these countries that are shaping world development at the start of the 21st century.

The US – its bankrupt mortgage institutions nationalised and its gigantic war machine effectively funded by foreign borrowing – is in steep decline. With its financial system in the worst mess since the 1930s, the west’s ability to shape events is dwindling by the day. Sermonising about “law-based international relations” is laughable after Iraq, and at bottom not much more than nostalgia for a vanished hegemony.”

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September 10, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Posted in economy, food, Peak Oil, Russia, war

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Self interest or revolution, Capitalism & Religion or Communalism & Spirituality. Why are all social movements corrupted

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The law of self-interest resides within everyone. Sprituality (and therefore religion) seeks to overcome this.

In a polarised world. A world between religion and secularism – it is worthwhile for a believer in religion to prove that non-believers are only self interested.

Just like when vested interests see an ‘undesirable’ politician the politician is then ‘painted’ as being motivated by money. When in fact they are motivated by an idealogy.

No-one it seems, is divorced from wealth and money considerations.

When a spiritual person appears: Osho or Sai Baba for example, their following is infiltrated, and before long huge quantities of corruption and wealth are divulged.

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Written by morris

September 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Rumours of impending war within days: Debka & Roads to Iraq

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Rumours of impending war within days:

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Israel’s senior ministers confer urgently on Iran as US masses air-naval might in Middle East waters

DEBKAfile Special Report September 10, 2008, 11:57 AM (GMT+02:00)

USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier joins American Middle East armada

USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier joins American Middle East armada

Prime minister Ehud Olmert summoned defense minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister Tzipi Livni for an urgent consultation on Iran Wed. Sept. 10, as the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier headed out to the Mediterranean for missions “in support of maritime security.” […] Source

Not everyone reads so much into the meeting:

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September 10, 2008 at 12:18 pm

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Financial Times: Ron Paul to hold joint event in Washington today with all the other third party candidates

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This was billed last week as an ‘important announcement’. See here

Financial Times – Ron Paul, the fringe Republican candidate who out-raised most of his opponents in the US presidential election, including John McCain, is to hold a joint event in Washington today with all the other third party candidates, including Ralph Nader.

Yesterday’s announcement for an event that will also include Bob Barr, the Libertarian party candidate, Cynthia McKinney, the Green party candidate and Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution party’s candidate, has raised speculation that Mr Paul may be about to repudiate Mr McCain.

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Written by morris

September 10, 2008 at 11:30 am

America would love Pakistan to retaliate for the US attacks. The US wants a war so it can acheive its aims.

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America would love Pakistan to retaliate for the US attacks. The West actually seems to target civilians, it is the policy. In this way the US can be sure to make all the militants angry (or broken). But all the Wests wars revolve around targeting civilians.

Even in Israel a “terrorists” family home is destroyed after any terrorist act. And this is Jewish Law.

But looking at Georgia, Lebanon, Iraq or Afghanistan will reinforce with certainty that targeting civilians is policy by design.

America is seeking to expand the war. All the borders were anyway created by colonialists, not the natives. And the borders do not reflect the tribal demography. After a War new countries can be made: Baluchistan (rich in gas), Pashtunistan etcetera.

The West is ruled by Industrialists, Speculators (finance), and also theology. In Pakistan there are just a small amount of ruling families in control. It is also the same in the West.

Below are 6 reasons to wage war on Pakistan. Any single one of the reasons is sufficient.

A/ The Muslims should not have a Nuclear bomb. The country needs destabilizing, and probably dismembering. “No Muslim bomb is:” non negotiable.

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Written by morris

September 10, 2008 at 1:54 am

Closerview: Ukraine and Georgia – When the Body Doesn’t Listen to the Head. (The internal opposition is growing.)

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closerview.wordpress.com posted this post. He started his blog when the Georgia war started, he speaks Russian, and the wordpress software says he is posting from the US.

Anyway he certainly has a feel for Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. This is just an excerpt so go to the source to see the whole post.

Ukraine and Georgia – When the Body Doesn’t Listen to the Head

Posted by closerview on September 9, 2008

The leaders in Ukraine and Georgia – Yuschenko and Saakashvilli respectively – seem to be losing hold of their governments and their public support is falling each day. News is coming out quite frequently hinting at tensions between the Presidents of the two countries and their governments. Oppositions are using this chance to bring forth their ideas and show what they have to offer their countrymen.

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Written by morris

September 10, 2008 at 1:26 am

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