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  • Federal Judge to NSA: What you did to Verizon Customers was Unconstitutional
    • I don't know when you last read 1984 Professor, but room 101 was rather more dire than phone tapping !! You are of course right, the scale of spying by the authorities is way beyond the scope of anything imagine by Orwell in his 1984 book.

  • Solar would be Cheaper: US Pentagon has spent $8 Trillion to Guard Gulf Oil
    • In the solar stakes I'm surprised that China with its huge land mass and hot climate doesn't make more use of the solar panels it actually produces for the rest of the world. The deserts of China would be ideal for vast solar farms, and seeing as China is a massive world user of fossil fuels, you would think they would go down this rout. The real problem however, is that man has yet to find an efficient method of storing electrical energy.

  • Thank You for Your Support
    • You don't always get it right professor but most of the time you are pretty good and a nice antidote the the junk we get from the media in general

  • John F. Kennedy's Thanksgiving Ideals, 1962-- How different they are from Ours
    • With the kind of people you have in charge in your Country and the shower we Brits have over here in England, there is no chance of generosity of spirit, peace or harmony. The politicians we have are like Locusts devouring everything in their path. Their greed makes the swine in my local farm seem positively genteel by comparison. Men like Kennedy are few and far between and I think he was unique and a one off. Over here in Britain our politicians are basically: the upper class school types who think they are born to rule, the self serving greedy ones, criminals and clowns. People like Tony Blair are in a class of their own and it would take a professor of psychiatry to classify them.

  • Does Syria Stalemate Benefit Baath Regime?
    • Forgive my asking professor, but I puzzled about the role of the millions of Sunni refugees who fled Iraq to Syria during and after the invasion post Saddam Hussein. These people were as I understand it, in fear of the Shiites but they went to a Country where the government is friendly with Iran which is Shiite. Are the Iraq Sunni refugees of the same religion as the Sunni rebels fighting Assad and are they neutral as far as this battle goes. There are after all, several million of them.

  • State of Emergency in Libyan Capital as More Militia Clashes Break Out
    • Many people asking how could militia turn heavy weapons (or for that matter, any weapons) on civilians. That's because the term militia and rebel is a false one. In fact they are terrorists imported by people like Cameron, fool Hague the FM, and of course, Obama. There is massive financial and material support for these criminals from our proxy war partners in Saudi Arabia who are currently behind the terrorists in the Syria conflict. Many of the terrorists in Syria have come directly from Libya. It seems to me that if one is a genuine rebel having won the day, you would be back in your own Country supporting the government and getting things back to normal. Yes that's right, NORMAL as it was under Gadaffi.

  • US tries to Censor British Report on Secret Bush-Blair Push for Iraq War (Lazare)
    • Where is Snowdon when you need him. Over here in England there is outrage about the silencing of this report, not least because its one of several and costs the tax payer millions of pounds. The main reason for the incredulity of the public and political commentators, is the fact that this report is being blocked by a civil servant and not by anyone in parliament or the house of Lords (our version I think of your senate). Its astounding that this unelected clerk can exercise such power even greater than the prime minister or even the Queen herself. If you Americans think your government is being manipulated by backroom boys, you should come over here and see what we've got, hands up the rectum and puppets come s to mind!!

  • 43 Dead, 500 Wounded in Tripoli attack by militia on peaceful Protesters
    • I hate to say it, professor, but you were all for the attack by we British and the French on Libya, together with tacit approval and help from the USA. Gadaffi ran this once beautiful Country well and there was plenty of everything for all the people. Now there is nothing but fear and destitution. Strangely, when Iraq was being smashed to pieces by the Americans and we British, you were quite rightly against it. I don't understand your double standards here and why you seem to expect anything other in Libya, than that which followed the Iraq debacle.

  • American Writers are Self-Censoring to Avoid NSA Scrutiny (McCauley)
    • Professor I am not quite sure what the import of your piece is. Why writers would self censor when they publish their stuff anyway I don't understand. I can quite see that writers who are producing some kind of clandestine underground publication would not want the attention of the state examining their work, but people like yourself who are widely read and in the open anyway, as well as authors etc, are not going to be spied on by the NSA. The NSA etc can just go and read the publication or buy the book. If you are suggesting that the writers are afraid of the American government as was the case in Stalin's Russia, then this is a sad turn of events indeed.

  • Dear Press: Stop Enthusing About Habitable Planets until People like Va.'s Cuccinelli Stop Destroying this One
    • Hey professor, don't write mankind of just yet. Consider the following: horses, trains, high speed trains, cars, planes, jets flying through the skies lack palaces with wings, rockets, mobile phones, smart mobile phones, ipods, that horrible institution we call the NSA that can store everything we every say or do on phones and internet and so it goes on. We have come a long way in less than a century or two. They say we can't travel faster than light, yet a black hole is there because light is being pulled into it faster than it can get out, so if light is traveling backwards faster than it can travel forwards, then the speed of light can be exceeded!! I know, the scientists among you can knock my point down, but never underestimate man's ability to find a solution.

  • The American Quagmire in Afghanistan by the Numbers (21,565 US Troops Dead or Wounded)
    • Professor, you forgot one very important statistic, the arms manufacturers and those companies which provide services for the war machine. I think you will find their story is a huge success. These people are wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice and a they are a powerful lobby in America and other Western Countries. I very much doubt they see it as a quagmire, for them its an indication that business is doing well !

  • Why the US needs Electric Cars: Saudi Arabia threatens Pivot away from US
    • Professor whilst I agree with you that electric cars would be wonderful they are just not going to happen until they are comparable with the combustion engine. Currently electric cars that aren't like some kind of toy box will only do a journey of about 40 miles at very best and they take some eight hours to recharge the batteries! At this rate a trip by car say, across America would take months and would actually be quicker by horse! If an electric four seat car could do say, some 150 to 200 miles per charge with a re-charge time of not more than twenty minutes, then there would soon be as many electric cars as petrol or diesel. At the moment electric cars are somewhere near valve driven computers of the fifties and need the invention of the transistor to get them that one important step nearer reality.

  • Club Dead: EU immigration laws turning Mediterranean into Graveyard- Malta PM
    • Quite a large number of these people are coming from Libya. They weren't coming from that Country before Britain, France and America undermined Gaddafi and sent in our own terrorist and well armed army of criminals. Libya is now in chaos and all but destroyed thanks to our blatant interference and regime change, contrary to international law. There are now a massive number of refugees from Syria, who again weren't fleeing their Country before our halfwit foreign secretary, William Hague, Cameron and Obama, tacitly armed, financed and supported disparate gangs of terrorists. Apparently, most of the terrorists in Syria are from outside the Country and get their arms from us by way of our proxy war partners in Saudi Arabia, that bastion of democracy who the West call their friends ! I would have hoped all these refugees would have headed for France and the UK. We broke it, so we should fix it and take in all who want to leave.

  • Sakharov Prize-winner Malala Yousafazai Calls on US Gov't to Conduct talks with Taliban (Queally)
    • It is always a tragedy when a child or very young person is injured and maimed in war, but the fawning over this girl who is in my Country stinks of a massive PR job which demeans this young girls honest out pourings about the situation in Pakistan. There are hundreds of children who have hideous injuries and are maimed and disfigured for life as a result of American drones. They are of course, kept well in the background as they are in Afghanistan following attacks on them from we British and American bombs. Those kids who are harmed by the Taliban are ripe for exploitation by the media and the governments war machine. The ones we have so brutally damaged remain in the shadows and well out of the public eye. The notion that this girl would get the peace prize just shows what a superb job the PR people are capable of and how stupid are we the public to believe in this charade.

  • Day of Division in Middle East: Bloody Clashes in Egypt, Iraq
    • Whilst America and Britain are responsible for the overall situation in Iraq today, which wasn't there before our illegal attack on this Country, it does not help the Shiites when the government carries out weekly hangings of Sunnis. I think there would be far less backlash from the Sunnis if these hangings (actually murders as it was the case with Saddam Hussein) were to cease completely. The hate these murders by the Shiite government foster cannot be under estimated. The horror of these endless executions started when America handed over Saddam Hussein to be murdered on their behalf like some kind of internal rendition, for which the Americans and we British are famous.

  • With a Solar Minimum and La Nina's, Why isn't it Really, Really Cold?
    • Your piece is very interesting but somehow falls down towards the end when you start to talk about the PAID for denialists. The inference of this comment is that those on the other side of the argument (the global warming enthusiast) don't get any funding. This is patently untrue: they get far more funding than almost anyone else in academia and science. In fact global warming has become big business in its own way and the big bucks are paid to the global warming enthusiasts, not the other way round. It seems to me your historical research is is based on a rather tenuous interpretation of history as we know it. But the problem with history its anything but reliable and you can't really use historical 'guess work' as an alternative to hard science. Your contention that past ancient wars are in some way connected to global climate change is stretching your case well beyond the limits of credibility. As far as I can see both sides of the argument have tried to link their case with just about anything that might bolster their claims, even if the links border on the bizarre.

  • Brazilian President Snubs Obama: How US Cyber Espionage will Destroy the Internet
    • If you want to keep your emails private just write the email and put it into your draft folder. The recipient will know your email pass word and will bring up your email account and read the draft. After he or she reads the draft email its deleted, thus, an email has been exchanged but never actually sent!! You can have a private email account for yourself and several other accounts for your friends. They do the same of course, all having the appropriate pass words. The draft email can be heavily encrypted as also. So NSA, see if you can get past that one !!

  • Solar Car of the Future: Sunswift Solar Two-Seater looks like an ordinary Coupe
    • Looks like you have met your match here professor with all these technical experts !! My beef your interesting article is that you use the wretched kilometer measurement instead of miles. Most of us ordinary folk have no idea what 500 KMS means.

  • How US Grand Strategy in Syria led to the idea of Missile Strikes
    • Professor, your posts are 95% worthy of praise and well worthwhile reading. This post however, is not one of your best. in fact it boarders on the ludicrous. You seem to have accepted the ravings of Kerry and the mischief put out by the so called intelligence people as fact. It is not a fact and there is absolutely no real proof at the present time that Assad used these weapons. As for strategy, there is clearly no strategy other than saving Obama's face. You know, that silly phrase, "the red line" As for your idea of a fair fight, what do you think the terrorists and cannibal now operating in Syria are, Some kind of chivalrous knights of old England. The terrorists and additional factions now in Syria and gathering on the out side are like vultures waiting their turn to feed off the carcass that Syria is rapidly becoming.

  • Former Iranian President Slams Syria for Gassing own People: Sign of deep Divisions in Tehran
    • Professor, I don't understand how Rajsanjani can admit to anything. He is not Syrian, isn't in Syria and probably doesn't know anything more about the affair than any other commentator?

  • The Ghost of Iraq haunts Obama on Syria as British Parliament Defects
    • Although little has been said or made of it, it is a fact the British people were very unhappy about the dirty trick played by Cameron and is side kick Hague FM, when they ordered an all out attack on Libya. As you know, the original intervention in Libya was to be just a no fly zone. The appalling way Gadaffi died and the sheer lack of concern by our government about this event also stuck in the throats of much of the electorate over here. This time at least 85% of the British population are against any intervention by us in Syria. So it wasn't just the ghost of Iraq, although this was much quoted in parliament . There was a feeling here that Cameron and Hague were looking to grandstand again to get that feeling of greatness, power, and elation they had when they went on their march of triumph into Libya. At least some of our members of parliament have got some balls and told Cameron where to go. Pity you folks in America don't have a similar mechanism to do the same !!

    • I watched several hours of the debate over here in Britain and was surprised that the government lost the vote. I have been watching our debates for over half a century and I can honestly say there have been less than ten occasions when the government actually lost a vote. It was close this time with a majority of just thirteen. Cameron was visibly furious and William Hague, our foreign minister, was practically crying in his porridge. I believe he and Cameron enjoyed their march of triumph into Libya so much, that they wanted to do it again in Syria.

  • NSA Spying Abroad isn't OK Either (Kurzman)
    • But spying abroad professor, means that the NSA can state with some assurance that the chemical weapons alleged to have been used in Syria were deployed by Assad's military. They apparently have the a recording of the phone call that officers were alleged to have made in panic about this event. If you want to catch the bad guys in wrong doing overseas then you you have to spy on them. If the good guys get spied on as well and you know the now infamous saying " if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear" then all is well isn't it?

  • Obama's Limited Options: Bombing Syria unlikely to be Effective
    • This article by the professor is informative and coherent. The professor however fails to account for the massive amount of weaponry already in circulation in Syria now. This may well include chemical weapons as well. The present farrago started off as a demonstration only, but quite suddenly these demonstrators had large amounts of weaponry hardware. Where did this stuff come from. In London a years or so ago we had demonstration against the government which started off being quite severe, but they petered out soon enough and weapons were out of the question. I believe America and we British armed these people through our proxy partners in that bastion of democracy, Saudi Arabia and others, just as we have done in places like Libya and Afghanistan to name but a few. It seems to me we provide fuel for the fire and then march in like heroes to put it out.

  • Obama wants all the info in your Smart Phone without a Warrant (Lazare)
    • The smart thing surely is not to have a smart phone. I can buy here in the UK a new phone costing about ten dollars. It makes and receives phone calls and texts. That's it, it does nothing else at all. When I look at other peoples smart phones it seems to me that the smart things these phones can do, no actually does it on them.

  • Greenwald Partner falsely detained as Terrorist: How to Create a Dictatorship
    • There is much outrage over here in England from some well know personalities. There will of course, be no cry of indignation from prime minster Cameron and Hague FM. What is so frightening for us Brits is the amount of control the Americans security services seem to have over even our air port staff, let alone our security services. These are dark times indeed. As a great philosopher once said. It unwise to be right when your government is wrong !!

  • Egypt's Transition Has Failed: New Age of Military Dictatorship in Wake of Massacre
    • I seem to remember columnists, writers and politicians everywhere were extolling the virtues of the Arab spring and there was a rush to arm Libyan terrorists and currently Syrian terrorists who actually practice cannibalism. There can be no doubt that the uprising in Egypt was largely orchestrated by the West and the present bloodshed and chaos is the result. Mubarak ran the Country well and he was the best man for the job. He must be having a quiet laugh from his sick bed at the moment. There never was an Arab spring and the whole thing was manufactured by a few individuals who had malevolent intent.

  • Top Reasons John McCain and Lindsey Graham have no Credibility for Egypt Talks
    • I wouldn't have thought John McCain has any credibility for talks anywhere. He lost all his credibility when he sang a song about lets "bomb bomb bomb Iran" etc. Clearly the man is an oaf.

  • Top Ten Things that don't Make Sense about NSA Surveillance, Drones and al-Qaeda
    • The professor asks ten intelligent and well thought out questions, but apart from us, to whom in government does he think these questions should be addressed? Unless there is someone in government or elsewhere who has the power to bring about change, these question will fall on deaf ears except of course, we who read these columns and are already converted.

  • Putin as America's Frenemy: The Snowden Paradox
    • Its just been reported in the Guardian newspaper that Snowden has leaked information which states that the NSA in America has given GCHQ (our version of your NSA) over here in England, 100 million pounds funding. The NSA also told our agency that it "has to pull its weight" so there is much more than just cooperation between to like minded agencies. I don't know how our members of parliament will react, but I anticipate a degree of outrage at the least. The Russians haven't take in Snowden for nothing, because the man in a mine of information.

  • Afghanistan: If a White House Report on a Massacre isn't Released, did the Massacre Happen? (Currier)
    • The trouble with information of this kind is the way the law is framed. Committing war crimes is a duty, but reporting them is a felony. As long as this is the case men of courage like Manning, Assange, and Snowden will be few and far between.

    • This is why we need lots of Bradley Manning's in every department of state and especially in the military. There will be many armed forces personnel alive right now who know exactly what happened but are afraid to speak out for fear of arrest and incarceration.

  • Top Ten Ways Bradley Manning Changed the World
    • This was of course a show trial just like the ones they used to have in Russia under Stalin and co. Clearly, the evil cabal which passes for a government in America had to have their revenge on the man who had shown the world what these criminals were up to. Millions of people around the world will be thinking of Mr Manning today and he has their sympathy. The world owes this great man a debt for his courage and sacrifice. Lets hope Manning's fine work will inspire others to follow in his footsteps and expose the criminals in the organs of government where they reside like a cancer in the soul of America.

  • Dear Royal Baby: We Americans apologize for our Revolution; please be our Absolute Monarch
    • Well professor, we have the Royals and you have the likes of Obama, Clinton and Bush. At least our nominal heads of state, the Royals don't do any harm. You might have been better remaining British although spying on the population was going on long before America was even invented, at least in its present incarnation. However, like you we are still cursed with the likes of Tony Blair Cameron and the Westminster joker, William Hague and just like your leaders they are some kind of anti Christ. Maybe they will call the new baby that no one really gives a damn about, DAMIEN !

  • Syria: Attack on Sayyida Zainab Provokes Sunni-Shiite Tensions in Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan
    • I conclude from this interesting piece that a strong non religious leader like Saddam, Gadaffi and Assad are really what these Countries need. Had the West cooperated with these leaders instead of getting rid of them, the mayhem, death and destruction we see in the middle East today would not be taking place. The old saying "if it aint broke don't fix it" comes to mind.

  • UK's Channel 4 Schools US Media on How to cover NSA, Snowden
    • As an Englishman over here in the UK I regard our news media as second rate at best. That's why I read Informed comment and other internet news and comment sites. Our BBC channel two TV is well able to give politicians and others short shrift and they get away with nothing. We have a morning radio programme called 'Today' run by John Humphrys. This is the terror of politicians, spokesmen and quangocrats everywhere. But the rest of our TV and radio leaves much to be desired. I have seen some American TV news outlets and listened to one or two radio talk shows and it seems to me they are talking to an idiot audience. What I don't understand is why Americans listen to it. I have met many Americans over here in the UK and they are always critical of their own news media but seem to be news aware in general. Are there two kinds of Americans? If you don't listen to the sheer propaganda of say, Fox news, the station will soon shut down. The trouble is, Americans listen this drivel in their millions.

  • Evo Morales of Bolivia joins in Offering Leaker Snowden Asylum
    • Why refer to Snowden as a 'leaker' which disparages his courage as a whistle blower. He is reporting criminal activity and should be praised for that.

  • Egypt: Fundamentalist Morsi Defies both Protesters & Military Ultimatum, says Obama Backs Him
    • Bring back Mubarak all is forgiven. He ran the Country well for years and was subservient to the West which is what really matters.

  • Obama Isolated at G8 on Arms for Syrian Rebels
    • France, Britain and America basically attacked Libya for no good reason and did so without the benefit of a UN mandate. Libya is now unstable and this once beautiful Country is in ruins. Britain France and America have obviously been arming terrorists in Syria, all be it by indirect means and they now intend to do it directly, as the Syrian government seems to be getting on top of the situation. In Britain, prime minister Cameron says he will allow a parliamentary vote on whether or not arm the Syrian terrorists. Its quite likely he won't win the vote as no one hear in the UK believes for one minute the rubbish Obama came out with about the Syrian government using chemical weapons. The press here is also against any arming of terrorists by our Country and the main leader writers and columnists make no bones about the folly of such an action. It seems that Cameron and his court jester William Hague (foreign minister) are the only two people in the Country who want to start a war in Syria. As the professor rightly points out, there isn't the slightest chance of a UN mandate for an attack on Syria regardless of how minimalist it may be. Iraq was attacked and turned into hell on the basis of a lie about weapons of mass destruction and this sad Country continues to burn ten years later. Surely America won't attack Syria on the basis of another lie about chemical weapons. I know the public in America and Britain are quite stupid, but they can't be so stupid as to be taken in again and support their Country in another killing spree in someone else's Country, who are absolutely no threat to them.

  • Obama should Resist the Clintons & Europe on Syria
    • It seems Obama has already done a Blair and Bush and come up with lies and deception and announced to the world that America has conclusive proof the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in the civil war there. As usual, they are not prepared to say how they know or what evidence there is for this scurrilous charge citing security reasons. Now the Americans and we stupid British under the leadership of a clown foreign minister, William Hague will be arming terrorists. followed no doubt by a no fly zone and later invasion. This complete, the oil will be stolen and military bases set up everywhere, all ready for the attack on Iran. The West goes on yet another killing spree !!

  • The Dictator: Imagine if America was a Dictatorship (Video)
    • Assuming the American elections aren't rigged, you get to vote for the dictatorship in the USA and elsewhere. In a real dictatorship you don't get to elect anyone, including the incumbent dictator.

  • How America Became Orwellian: A Short History of Big Brother Sam (ProPublica)
    • Governments have always wanted to spy on its citizens. As time has gone by the technology has got better and better and at the present level, its almost foolproof and total. The moment anything new is invented the government will always make use of it even though they managed perfectly well before. We have cctv cameras everywhere, we have road traffic speed cameras on just about every bit of road etc. When electricity was discovered the Americans straight away used in for the electric chair to kill people. In car sat navs are already being used to track motorist where ever they go, as indeed are cell phones etc. The internet has sent shivers down the spines of the state, because for the first time people could communicate and publish opinion with out any control by the all powerful government. This they appear to have now overcome and I doubt they will be relinquishing this power any time soon. Governments the world over must give thanks for terrorists as it gives them the excuse for unfettered power.

  • PRISM: The US Government is mad at Bradley Manning for doing to it what it is Doing to All of us
    • The American government recently wanted the extradition of a young man over here in England for hacking into a government web site. I don't remember which one. Anyhow, much to the annoyance of the Americans the British courts refused the application for extradition on medical grounds of the accused young man. The point is, can the people of Britain now demand the extradition of say, Obama or the head of the pentagon or whatever as clearly the the email accounts and much more will have been accessed by the American state ?

  • NSA-Verizon Surveillance: Welcome to the United States of Total Information Awareness
    • The trouble here professor is the word "think" Who decides what someone in a government agency thinks about a particular communication. We have a similar set up over here in England which has been resisted or watered down by our parliament. The secret services under the guise of the home office want to record all phone calls and emails for up to a year. Members of parliament rejected the idea (probably because some of them have communications they would rather not have anyone know about), but every time there is some kind of terrorists related incident, the legislation is brought out again and dusted off ready for use. In the end the law will most likely come into force. This is because the British voter, like the American voter, is frankly stupid. We will doubtless vote the same gang of politicians in next time round.

  • "If you Eat a 2000 Hamburgers in the Name of Vegetarianism, You aren't an Extremist Vegetarian"; Nabil responds to Woolwich Murder
    • In Syria recently a child was allowed to cut of the head of a captured Syrian soldier and in another incident a man is seen cutting out the heart of another captured soldier and eating it. No one in England was particularly exercised or bothered by this. However, when one considers that the terrorists who perpetrated this horror are being armed and supported by are own idiot foreign secretary, William Hague I wonder why one appalling act of genocide which my Country supports is some how different to the attacks in Woolwich, London the other day.

  • America's 'Mission Accomplished' Legacy to Iraq: Sectarian Violence Mounts with 95 Dead
    • Curious professor. Quite rightly you condemn Bush, Blair and co for the devastation they have left in Iraq. However, you seem content with America and Britain supplying sophisticated weaponry and machines of war to the Syrian Terrorists where the death toll is now in the many thousands. We have even seen terrorists children cutting of captured soldiers head in the street and men cutting out the hearts of others and eating them. Why do you find dead Syrians less important that dead Iraqi people ?

  • The Lotto Symbolizes the False Promises of Barracuda Capitalism, and it Won't make you Happy to Win
    • Professor, as an Englishman I can't do the American lottery. If I could, I would and take my chances of whether or not it brings me any happiness. Look at it this way: poverty definitely bring despair, misery and unhappiness. So logically, lots of lovely dollars must bring happiness.

  • Has the Obama administration Given into Russia on Syria?
    • It is tacitly implied by the professor that the estimate of 70,000 dead are all the work of the government. Clearly both sides are killing each other with the terrorists now using sarin gas according to the UN. Interesting that the use of sarin gas by the rebels is all but ridiculed by much of the Western media and governments. However, the UN's estimate of 70,000 dead is lapped up as fact, even though its is based on nothing more than hearsay and extrapolation.

  • UN has strong suspicions Syrian Rebels used Sarin Gas
    • When it was stated that the Syrian government has used the gas it was regarded as a fact in some quarters and the question of invading was mooted. But when the terrorists are accused its seems the UNs investigation is not given any credence and it has to be treated with caution and more evidence is needed etc. It is quite clear the terrorists (some people foolishly refer to them as "revolutionaries") are committing appalling atrocities and the use of gas is just one of their ploys to get the British, Americans and French to invade and let the real slaughter begin.

  • Terrorism and the other Religions
    • Whilst I am sure your analysis is correct, you couldn't sell that story in England for a dime, if it was a bucket of fresh water in the desert. I don't know what its like in the States, but the unfounded prejudice against Muslims over here is staggering.

  • Can the Boston Bombings increase our Sympathy for Iraq and Syria, for all such Victims?
    • Whatever one says about this bombing, its nothing compared to the mayhem and murder of men, women and kids by American bombs and drones. America has killed thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq, Libya Afghanistan and now getting involved in Syria. The Americans will no doubt go on a killing spree in Iran soon and we stupid British will follow along in their wake.

  • Class Hatred and Bad Memories of Thatcher
    • Thatcher is almost as mythical a being as was Princess Diana. Neither of these people were really any kind of higher being and were just people who the media have built up into some kind of saints. I was working in Kensington when Princes Diana died and it was staggering to see thousands and thousands of people bring expensive bunches of flowers to lay on the pavement outside her home. None of these people knew this woman or had ever even seen her in the flesh. It was a kind of frightening hysteria whipped up by the media. Thatcher's life was much the same and she is really only famous for taking on the unions which prime ministers before her had failed to do. The notion she should have a state funeral is absurd and is once again, driven by the media who are painting her into some kind of superior being, which she isn't.

  • Algerian Military Retakes Gas Plant: 16 Hostages, 32 terrorists Dead
    • Professor, you fail to mention that the terrorists in Algeria are actually heroes by your definition of the "revolutionaries" in Syria. I cannot understand why you call one lot of terrorists 'revolutionaries and another lot rebels. They are all murders and thugs who want to take over the Country (or any Country) for that matter in which they are fighting.

  • Best Green Energy Responses to Climate Crisis: IC's 2012 Amun-Ra Award
    • Alex Salmond didn't get his high percentage of renewable energy off his own back. He got from the billions of pounds which we English pour into Scotland every year. Scotish members of parliament can vote in Westminster, but English Members of parliament can't vote in Scotland. This means Salmond can do what he likes with our cash. If he gets independence and has to use his own Countries money, I don't think you will hear much more about 100% renewable energy then as it costs a lot of money.

  • The Tesla S and World Peace: Can American Green Energy End the Gulf Oil Wars?
    • If the electric car was even half viable (which it is not) what do you think would happen to the vast oil and petrol industries. Everyone from oil tanker staff to the humble petrol pump attendant would be out of work, but perhaps more importantly, the really wealthy boys at the top of this chain would also lose out. I don't think they would allow that! As long as the range of an electric car and the charging time remains non competitive with the combustion engine, nothing will change.

  • Combining Wind Power And Electric Vehicles In Denmark (Video)
    • The idea that this is a solution anywhere beyond an island environment of this type is absurd. I don't think it would work well in New York or London. What is needed is a whole new approach to battery technology. If we can ever make a battery perform as well as a tank full of gas and recharge in less than say, twenty minutes, then I think we have a real chance at a solution to global warming. We can produce clean electricity, but I suggest we have gone as far as we can with a with pollution free combustion engine.

  • Top Ten Coming Disasters: Romney's America 2016
    • It won't be a problem because the American media will tell the American people that its all someone else's fault. So they will believe it and just put up with it. The American public like the British public are frankly stupid, and will go on voting for the two main stream parties indefinitely.

  • The West Will Have to Compromise on Syria (Schmidt)
    • To say the rebels (in fact terrorists) in Libya Defeated Qaddafi with little help from the West is absurd and absolutely untrue. The West bombed Qaddafi's troops to pieces leaving the rabble we called freedom fighters, free to do whatever they liked. Burning, looting rape and untold damage to the infrastructure of the Country. This Country is now in ruins and is a place of fear and despair.

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