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Post by astradt1 on Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:15 pm

Israel Withholds $100m Of Palestinian Revenue

Israeli Cabinet ministers have decided to keep withholding around $100m in monthly tax revenues owed to the Palestinian Authority, in what is being seen as retaliation for its bid for membership to the United Nations.

The revenues, used to pay tens of thousands of Palestinian salaries, have been withheld since the Palestinian Authority was granted full membership of heritage body Unescoon 3 November. Israel has also suspended funding for Unesco itself.

Ministers decided on Monday they would continue to withhold the funds, against the clear advice of the Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/11/15/israel-withholds-100m-dollars_n_1094857.html


This seems to be a news story the main News sources seem to have overlooked, ignored or buried.

I wonder how Israel would react if the US withheld some of the 'aid' they give them
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Post by astradt1 on Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:24 pm

Libyan factions in deadly clashes near Zawiya

Several days of fighting between rival factions near the Libyan coastal city of Zawiya have left at least seven people dead, reports say.

The BBC's Karen Allen in Libya says rival communities have been fighting for an area previously controlled by Gaddafi loyalists.

The interim government said the fighting had been resolved.

However analysts say the violence raises questions about stability in post-Gaddafi Libya.

The country is still awash with weapons and armed groups following the rebellion that led to the collapse of Col Muammar Gaddafi's rule.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15726099

Is this event any great surprise?

Why has it not been reported on the major News Channels?
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Post by astra on Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:37 pm

Both these stories are being whitewashed Astradt! Methinks to keep the sheeple content. The underlying currents in Japan are being left out, and only the "safe, good, comfortable stories" are being filtered out!


Indoctrination, or Social Engineering? AND why is the media playing a leading role in this blanketing or shelving of events?
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:09 pm

Each of the above stories have been reported by the BBC news service.
Stay tuned to Radio 4 for accurate and full information.
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Post by astradt1 on Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:22 pm

oftenwrong wrote:Each of the above stories have been reported by the BBC news service.
Stay tuned to Radio 4 for accurate and full information.

I must say that as do not now have to drive 20 miles to work each day I have not listened to Radio 4 as often as I used to and I think that very few others listen either.

Perhaps if the major TV news channels were to cover these stories instead of the latest news about I'm an X Factor Dancing............
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The news should be everywhere

Post by whitbyforklift on Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:02 pm

astradt1 wrote:
oftenwrong wrote:Each of the above stories have been reported by the BBC news service.
Stay tuned to Radio 4 for accurate and full information.

I must say that as do not now have to drive 20 miles to work each day I have not listened to Radio 4 as often as I used to and I think that very few others listen either.

Perhaps if the major TV news channels were to cover these stories instead of the latest news about I'm an X Factor Dancing............
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Well said.The today prog is top notch.But when you are retired,why get up at that time of morning?The news should be everwhere.
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Post by True Blue on Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:21 pm



Perhaps if the major TV news channels were to cover these stories instead of the latest news about I'm an X Factor Dancing............
Well said.The today prog is top notch.But when you are retired,why get up at that time of morning?The news should be everwhere.

You don't have to get up early to listen to intelligent radio... just go to the web site and download the audio to listen to at your convenience. You might like to try Radio National also... quality from Australia. Very Happy
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Post by ROB on Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:40 pm


Two 2011 news stories that seem to have been overlooked.



Terror bombing in Jerusalem
23 Mar 2011

One woman was killed and about 50 wounded when a bomb exploded across from the Jerusalem Convention Center.

Mary Jean Gardner, a 59-year-old British national who was studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was killed and about 50 people were wounded when a bomb weighing between 1-2 kilograms (2.2-4.4 pounds) exploded at 3 p.m. across the street from the Jerusalem Convention Center, near the Central Bus Station. The bomb exploded at a crowded bus stop next to Egged city bus #74.

Full story: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian+terror+since+2000/Terror_bombing_Jerusalem_23-Mar-2011.htm



8 killed, over 30 wounded in terror attacks in southern Israel
18 Aug 2011

On August 18, 2011, a series of terrorist attacks was perpetrated against civilians and IDF soldiers in Israel's southern region. Eight people were killed in the day's attacks and at least 31 were wounded.

The terrorists responsible for the attacks originated in the Gaza Strip and crossed into Israel via Egypt.

Full story: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian+terror+since+2000/Terror_attacks_Eilat_18-Aug-2011.htm
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Post by astradt1 on Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:51 pm

These story's may not have been reported in USA news programs but they were reported in the UK.....
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Re: News stories that seem to have been overlooked

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:46 pm

News coverage in most countries tends to be parochial. Editors are perfectly well aware that most of their customers are mainly interested in things they think they already know something about.
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:07 pm

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Post by boatlady on Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:02 am

That is surely morally wrong?
And yet, there seems no way, and no motivation to change matters
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:18 am

"Fears famous volcano on Tenerife could erupt after nearly 100 mini earthquakes hit holiday island"

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/fears-famous-volcano-on-tenerife-could-erupt-after-nearly-100-mini-earthquakes-hit-holiday-island/ar-BBwZBQr?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=iehp

It may not just be "holiday island hit" if a Volcano on the Canary Islands blows.  Geologists Dr. Simon Day and Dr. Steven Neal Ward consider that a megatsunami could be generated during an eruption of Cumbre Vieja on the volcanic ocean island of La Palma, and think most of the Eastern seaboard of the USA might be devastated by the result.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatsunami

But the British press will probably blame Jeremy Corbyn as is their custom.
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Formula 1 motor-racing surprise

Post by oftenwrong on Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:20 pm

"It's a one-two for Ferrari in final practice in Sochi."

Theresa May asks Conservative Campaign Headquarters whether this could be a trend.

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Quality of Life measured

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:53 pm

In a recent study of countries' standard of living, the UK comes twelfth. (The USA slid to number 18 in the ranking)

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/%e2%80%98second-tier%e2%80%99-us-ranks-just-18th-in-a-new-study-of-well-being/ar-BBD18lk?li=AA54rU&ocid=iehp#image=2
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Post by boatlady on Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:05 am

This information as you say, is around but no-one seems to think it worth commenting on.

I suspect most of the happier countries will be ones with smaller economies, less wealth and better social support
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Post by oftenwrong on Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:11 pm

Leading the survey were Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

It's not difficult to see what facets they have in common, and one obvious commonality is that none is in the Arms-race.
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Post by boatlady on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:38 pm

a fact that is increasingly becoming public knowledge.
My friend is at present in Finland which seems a lovely place where I would be most happy (if it were not so cold)
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:42 pm

Cold climate, yes. No less chilling may be the 833-mile border with Russia.
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Post by boatlady on Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:45 am

true
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Cameron claims victory in bonfire of the Building Regulations. January 2014

Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:36 am

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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:31 pm

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Testosterone Rules .... OK?

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:32 pm

In a world where Trump and Kim Jon-Il trade playground insults, we should perhaps not be surprised at the pure machismo of headlines such as: Rachel Riley quits Sky Sports following abuse

What's wrong with us?

http://www.givemesport.com/1077403-gary-neville-reacts-on-twitter-after-rachel-riley-quits-sky-sports-following-abuse?undertone=off&autoplay=on&utm_source=outbrain-rss&utm_medium=outbrain-rss&utm_campaign=outbrain-rss&utm_term=00b13551e21584745fdd52dd56ca31d31a
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Post by boatlady on Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:32 am

What's wrong with us?

- 'newspapers' peddling the fantasy notion that there is an 'us' and a 'them' and that the way to manage the divide is by aggression in various forms, rather than reasoned discussion
- an education system which values the following of an algorithm over critical thinking
- an employment environment where tasks are fragmented so no-one has responsibility for an entire process
- the belief that 22 overpaid showbiz types kicking a ball around a field has anything to do with local pride or prestige

I could go on
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:52 pm

The Guardian today has an article about "product unbundling" sparked by the Ryanair situation, but spreading to other commercial activity. The ticket is cheap, but the price of everything else required to make the journey/complete the transaction is added on separately.
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Post by Ivan on Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:36 pm

There is some gratuitous swearing in this video, but it is worth watching in my opinion:-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAg0lUYHHFc
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Post by boatlady on Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:38 pm

lol!
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