The United Nations has called the states to fight “a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security” which is Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL, Da’esh). All 15 members of the UN Security Council voted to adopt the French-proposed resolution.
On Friday November 20, 2015 warships of the Caspian Flotilla launched 18 cruise missiles on seven Israeli U.S. targets in the provinces of Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo. All targets were destroyed, Defense … Continue reading →
Following the recent green wave of genetically modified (GM) crop cultivation bans across the European Union, Sustainable Pulse decided to research which countries have decided to officially ban the cultivation … Continue reading →
Mercury powers into Sagittarius today. The planet is actually in detriment here because it opposes Gemini where it rules.
(WASHINGTONTIMES) — President Obama’s marquee deportation amnesty has been stalled by the courts, but the rest of his executive actions on immigration, announced exactly a year ago, are moving forward — including his move protecting more than 80 percent of illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation.
The amnesty, dubbed Deferred Action for Parental Accountability was supposed to grant full tentative legal status — including work permits, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses — to more than 4 million illegal immigrants. It has been halted by a federal appeals court, and its fate will soon rest with the Supreme Court.
Florida resident Robert Johnson on Wednesday started a Care2 petition urging Democratic lawmakers to pass legislation banning suicide vests. “Democrats fall all over one another rushing to demand new gun-control … Continue reading →
Each week, Mr. Reed will relate the stories of people whose choices and actions make them heroes. See the table of contents for previous installments.
Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem (1921–2006) “skillfully dissected the 20th century’s foolhardy efforts to create utopias by stifling individuality and economic freedoms.” So said cultural critic Bruce Edward Walker. Lem was best known internationally as author of the classic Solaris — twice adapted for the silver screen — but the majority of his fiction featured damning allegories against the suppression of the human spirit.
Lem ranks high in the Polish pantheon of independent thinkers and dissidents, any list of which would be long and distinguished. Poland’s role in the historic unraveling of the Soviet empire was pivotal by any measure. And while world leaders from Pope John Paul II to Ronald Reagan to Margaret Thatcher played a part, the audacity of the homegrown resistance is a story that is still underemphasized to this day.
What Lem did with a wrench to German vehicles, he later did with pen and ink to the communist state.
In November 1986, I spent nearly two weeks in Poland with the anticommunist underground. This was five years after the Warsaw government declared martial law and threw many pro-freedom activists in jail. It was still many months before the big changes of 1989 that would liberate Eastern Europe from the communist yoke. One night during my visit, I met in a private home with a half-dozen underground printers. They were eager to impress me with examples of many great pro-freedom books they had illegally translated, printed, and distributed througho…
The tea seller sits in the tea shop and pours us liquid amber in cups tiny as a nestling, a ping-pong ball, the acorns that fall from trees. The taste is of fresh grown grass and dirt, camellia flowers and smoke. She refills our cups over and over; the pot is never empty. We sip and sip until we cannot see straight. We beg her to stop, we cannot stop our hands from bringing tea cup to mouth, our throats from swallowing. She shakes her head, she says “This is tradition. This is your culture.” The tea fills us, it drowns us, we cannot stop drinking.
Manufacturing is clearly in recession Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 1:28 PM ETCNBC.com Manufacturing and corporate profits are both in recession mode, even though the rest of the U.S. economy continues to limp along. The latest confirmation of troubles came Monday with the Empire State manufacturing index, a gauge of New