RUSSIA/UKRAINE I don't know about you, but I always took a certain comfort in the notion Harper was a cynical master of manipulation, a politician for whom no wedge was too harmful or divisive to be shunned. This is bad, of course, and both immoral and dangerous, but it contains the comforting kernel of thought that no one as bright as Harper is could actually fail to see the glaring contradictions in the stuff he says. This always offered the faint hope he didn't actually believe everything he was saying, and therefore might be philosophical if voters indicated they disagreed. Naturally one hoped his petulant and furious reaction to the complicated situation unfolding in Ukraine reflected only the availability of another potential wedge issue here in Canada.
40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. Articles Select Category: Last 90 Days Showing 1 - 30 of 59 First | « Previous | 1 | 2 | Next » | Last Chinese beekeeper She Ping covered his body in a coat of living bees during a publicity stunt this week. Using a technique known as "bee bearding," a swarm of 460,000 bees weighing more than 100 pounds completely covered Ping's body. In Bogor, Indonesia ants are being bred in jars, as ant eggs have become a hot commodity in local markets.
If the Feds Get Their Way, Big Pharma Could Sell Pot February 22, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Smell the Truth » War on marijuana unconstitutional, doctors testify in federal court Monday The federal government tries to justify its war on marijuana Monday The U.S. government claims marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical benefits. But that claim will be up for debate Monday in California when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony from doctors that conclude the opposite. Signs of the Times Quick Guide The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA. [...] Radio Free Europe — The CIA creates its first major propaganda outlet, Radio Free Europe. Over the next several decades, its broadcasts are so blatantly false that for a time it is considered illegal to publish transcripts of them in the U.S. Late 40s
Spotlight — RT Programs 1967 - Born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, USSR 1987 - Applies to Moscow Military Institute 1991 - Military translator 1993 - Founder, Transavia travel agency 1995 - Establishes trans aviation network group, Oostende, Belgium 1995 - Founder, Air Cess,... 31.08.2007 20:00 Spotlight is a 26 minute, in-depth, daily interview programme which focuses on current events in Russia and across the world. Respected Russian journalist Aleksandr Gurnov speaks to people from a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds, including politics, academia, arts, and science.
Is the Pentagon Strong-Arming the White House into Subverting Mideast Democratic Uprisings? March 15, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. Editor's note: On March 15, Bahraini King Hamad declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law to quell weeks of protests.