Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Just found this from Great Britain. I was wondering how long it would be until people would be fired for refusing to perform same sex marriages on religious grounds. Likewise, how about those refusing to give gay couples "sex therapy." Looks like serious persecution is now here, at least for our British cousins.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
As the year ends, the tensions between Israel and the European Union are clearly increasing. Catherine Ashton is off to an extremely shaky start on her "diplomacy" with Israel. I am personally wondering where Javier Solana is on this -- is he coaching from the sidelines, or will he again "emerge" with heightened powers"? Is there somebody even more ominous and charismatic lurking whom we have missed. The 70th week prophecies from Daniel are looking frighteningly plausible. Read about it by clicking here, here and here.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Israel is VERY UNHAPPY at Catherine Ashton's handling of her new HR/CFSP position. Click here to read all about it in Haaretz. For her opening speech to the European Parliamke andent whose support she needs for ultimate confirmation of her appointment, she opened with strong denunciations of Israel. She had some positive reaction to this from like minded parliamentarians who called for immediate suspension of the EU's TREATY OF ASSOCIATION with Israel. This was the same treaty originally negotiated by Javier Solana and signed between the European Union and Spain on November 20, 1995. It takes a lot to make Javier Solana look dynamic and a friend of Israel, and I don't know what his present aspirations are to take his old job in its new incarnation and make of it the powerful force he designed it to be, but I suspect that if he wanted to return, he would have strong
Following her comments, a number of MEPs from the liberal side of the house called for punitive measures against Israel, including the suspension of the EU's Association Agreement with Israel. Irish center-left member Proinsias De Rossa, who visited the West Bank last week, called Israel's treatment of Palestinians a form of "apartheid."
This time it was neither the Swedish president who pushed the EU toward an anti-Israel resolution, nor a judge in Britain who issued an arrest warrant against an Israeli foreign minister. Criticism of Israel has become the language of choice in European discourse.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This just in. I'm not sure what to make of it. I rather suspect he has NOT disappeared from the world stage, but who knows?
Monday, December 14, 2009
As a practicing lawyer and a former legislative analyst, I have viewed as many disturbing trends as my broader research on the international scene. Our children and our rights to our children are all important and increasingly efforts are being made to separate those of us with strong religious and political beliefs from our children. Our raising our children up is increasingly being referred to as "radicalization" and "indoctrination." This applies particularly to home and religious schoolers.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Update: It looks like the newly "retired" Javier Solana can still get crowned heads of the world on the phone. Click here to read all about it.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
According to an article this morning in THE MONEY TIMES, climate scientist British professor Phil Jones has stepped down while climate data manipulation is being investigated. You may read the article by clicking here.
"I am in an interim period. I make only a short statement. Questions - ask them starting January 1. And I have 2 1/2 years to answer all your questions. But today, I am rather reluctant and I only limit myself to a brief statement," he said.
But Mr. Van Rompuy called for the world community to reach a strong climate change agreement at a summit in Copenhagen that begins next Monday.
"The European Union has been at the forefront of efforts to fight climate change. It is determined to play a leading, constructive role at the Copenhagen conference and to contribute to reaching a global, ambitious and comprehensive agreement," he added.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I subscribe to Statewatch alerts. Today I received a disturbing one. England is now requiring all entrants to show fingerprints. Here is a link where you can view full brochure. Click on the image above itself to see it in full page mode.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
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Friday, November 27, 2009
Ron Seigel, a seasoned Michigan reporter who has enjoyed national circulation for many of his important articles received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the prestigious Monteith College of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. His many articles have appeared in such newspapers as the Christian Science Monitor, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Faith and Family, The Jewish News, the Michigan Citizen, the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Legal News. Ron directed United Community Ombudsmen, an organization which assisted community residents in dealing with government institutions. "
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
It's hard for me as an observer to believe that either of these appointments are serious or lasting ones. Is this Europe's equivalent of Germany's pre Hitler Weimar Republic?
Well she’s the EU’s new High Representative for foreign affairs it would seem, despite never having been elected to anything in her life and with most of her experience in politics being as a health service panjandrum in Hertfordshire.
She’s also married to YouGov pollster Peter Kellner, which may mean something or nothing - probably nothing.
Tony Blair didn’t get the president’s job of course, losing out to Herman van Rompuy of Belgium. Well at least Herman didn’t invade Iraq.
But as for the good baroness….I listened to about three hours of BBC reports on the matter tonight and they didn’t seem to know who she was either.
An appointment straight out of Lewis Carrol.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Second update: Announcement of future5 power Iranian talks IN SOLANA'S PRESENCE as announced by his aide, Cristina Gallach.
Monday, November 16, 2009
H E L P W A N T E D
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Solana comes from a well-known Spanish family, being the grand nephew of Spanish League of Nations disarmament chief, diplomat, writer and European integrationist Salvador de Madariaga  (Javier's grandfather, Rogelio de Madariaga y Castro and Salvador de Madariaga were cousins). His father was a chemistry professor, Luis Solana San Martín, who died when Javier was not twenty yet. His mother, Obdulia Madariaga Pérez, died in 2005. Javier is the third of five children. His older brother Luis was once imprisoned for his political activities opposing the rule of Francisco Franco and subsequently became a distinguished leader in the Spanish telecommunications industry, and was one of the first socialist members of the Trilateral Commission.