North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket was built with components from South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, UN experts revealed.
In a little-publicized March 10 report, the UN Panel of Experts also discovered the rocket contained off-the-shelf parts from China and Switzerland, while Soviet-era SCUD missiles have also been stripped down for components.
The bulk of the components had not been obtained in violation of sanctions targeting the North, the UN said, adding their utilization “shows the ability of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to assemble complex systems with globally sourced components.”
Posted onMarch 29, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on ‘China’s Google’ Invokes 1st Amendment To Beat US Anti-Censorship Lawsuit – 29 March 2014
A US court dismissed a lawsuit against a Chinese internet giant Baidu, which the plaintiff argued blocks material critical of China’s democratic credentials, a decision that could have far-reaching impact on how US search engines sift information.
The lawsuit was brought forward by a group of New York content editors who alleged that Baidu’s search engine was programmed to filter out material in the United States that touches upon the Chinese government’s harsh censorship laws, calling this a violation of the US Constitution.
According to the ruling on Thursday, “Plaintiffs, self-described ‘promoters of democracy in China through their writings, publications and reporting of pro-democracy events,’ allege that Baidu conspires to prevent ‘pro-democracy political speech’ from appearing in its search-engine results here in the United States,” it read.
U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration’s handling of Syria’s civil war on Wednesday, demanding a stronger American response to the conflict and better communication from the White House about its plans. Continue reading →
Comments Off on Mish/ Mike Shedlock – McCain Wants More Weapons Delivered To Al Qaeda Rebels; How Do Warmongers Get Elected? – 29 March 2014
In a rare “bad mood” this morning. Usually, despite my hopefully clear-eyed look at myriads of cascading “black swan” events collapsing in on our dear, sorry world, I walk around in a continuous state of gratitude and joyous anticipation. So it feels very weird, this noticing of how no matter what comes into view, either internal or external, my mind instantly moves into a sour critical mode. Hmmm. Paying close attention, and asking this strange mood to lift!Continue reading →
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Today’s post comes from reader, Sky, who lives in Washington State. Last I had heard, the mudslides had harmed only 20 people, but Sky gives a sobering update and a reminder to cherish those we love. I’m sharing her email for background, as well as the beautiful poem she wrote in response to the lives lost and permanently altered in Washington. Thank you, Sky, for your generous, loving heart! Prayers and Reiki to all of those affected there and in other areas of natural or man-made turmoil. Continue reading →
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We do encourage all of you at this time to observe your responses and reactions to the variety of awakening symptoms. Some reactions are seemingly not healthy, but understand in the larger context of what is occurring here, it is all understood with compassion. Your individual focus, it is encouraged, is to be attentive to your own responses, your own reactions, your own feelings. This is why we have stressed the work with your feelings so that you may more quickly and readily identify frequencies of fear and frequencies of love, and choose accordingly. Stay with Love. It seems simple. It seems like a, “…but of course I would choose love.” Permit me to say, that you may not always choose love – even in these times, with all of the practice, all of the studies, all of the workshops… we have altogether arrived at a time when all that you have understood, both intellectually and in heart, will be applied. Continue reading →
There are many times in your lives when you feel yourself lost in confusion. You are faced with decisions that you fear will deeply affect your future. And some of them, in truth, will. However dear ones God is eternal. God exists now. Love exists now. Always you will make the right choice if you ask yourself, “What feels most loving right now?” Avoid the traps in thinking, “What could give me the most later? What will make me the happiest? What will give me the greatest advantage?” Even in the course of this thinking you are giving your power to be happy away to external circumstances. In truth, you make one choice, then the next, then the next, and in each choice you choose happiness or not. Continue reading →