LONG TIME COMING….

Since Germany introduced border controls, dramatically halting all train traffic with Austria, a number of European countries are set to follow Germany’s lead, as it is becoming obvious that the infastructure of many European countries, simply cannot cope with the overwhelming numbers of refugees entering the European Union. Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, had no option but to announce these measures after German officials said record numbers of refugees, the overwhelming majority of whom came from Syria – had […]

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FOR POSTERITY….

As each year passes, more and more first hand witness accounts of historically significant events are being lost. The last person believed to have served in the Great War for example, passed away in 2012 aged 110, which means that with the death of Florence Green, there is not a single human being now alive, who is able to bear testimony to the true horrors of the First World War. It has been estimated that within three decades, there will […]

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PERPETUAL WAR….

By John Avery We know that war is madness, but it persists. We know that it threatens the survival of our species, but it persists, entrenched in the attitudes of historians, newspaper editors and television producers, entrenched in the methods by which politicians finance their campaigns, and entrenched in the financial power of arms manufacturers – entrenched also in the ponderous and costly hardware of war, the fleets of warships, bombers, tanks, nuclear missiles and so on. In his farewell […]

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FEE, FI, FOO, FUMB….

While humankind had been kept busy perfecting his killing skills, both on the ground and in the air, certain aerial activity was beginning to be noticed which was not connected to any known technological developments at that time. During the aerial battles of WWII, pilots from all nations had reported seeing strange balls of light flying near their aircraft, the official explanations of which was confusing to say the least. *Similar events also occurred throughout the Korean war of the […]

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AT THE EDGE…..

North Korea has threatened to scrap the armistice which ended the 1950-53 Korean War if the South and US continue with an ongoing military drill. “We will completely nullify the Korean armistice,” the North’s KCNA news agency said, quoting the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Supreme Command spokesman. Pyongyang warned it will cancel the Korean War ceasefire agreement on March the 11th if the US and its “puppet South Korea” do not halt their joint drills. “We will be suspending the […]

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A FISHY TALE

Earlier this week, a fish containing over 2,500 times the legal limit for radiation in seafood has been caught in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility’s operator has reported. A ‘murasoi’ fish, similar to a rockfish, was caught at a port inside the plant, according to AFP. Plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) indicated that the amount of cesium measured 254,000 becquerels per kilogram, that is 2,540 times Japan’s legal limit for radiation in seafood. […]

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