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« Reply #110 on: August 18, 2018, 11:06 PM »
This study was published in Le Monde Newspaper yesterday.
Of course, you won’t find similar information in any US newspaper, It would be immediately censored by the American dictator (but I can assure you this is no "fake news").

If you're referring to that asshhole Trump, believe me, he wishes he had that kind of power. Not only that, but censoring this article (or anything else) nowadays is ludicrous. Anyone in the USA can very easily log into Le Monde's web site and read it themselves. So far as of today's date (18/8/2018) there are NO internet restrictions of any kind in the USA.


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« Reply #111 on: August 19, 2018, 04:22 AM »
Anyone in the USA can very easily log into Le Monde's web site and read it themselves. So far as of today's date (18/8/2018) there are NO internet restrictions of any kind in the USA.
You're right. Maybe I was a bit biased. The situation of the journalists is better in the US than in China. But I think the American media are a bit one-sided, which explains the lack of culture of the American people.
Note that Le monde is in French (I translated the article), and probably very few non-French speakers are reading this newspaper.
For information, here is the original article: https://www.lemonde.fr/demographie/article/2018/08/16/les-etats-unis-l-homme-malade-des-pays-du-nord_5342838_1652705.html



Here are a few other interesting articles:
200 newspapers are responding to the attacks of Trump: https://www.lemonde.fr/donald-trump/article/2018/08/14/plus-de-200-journaux-americains-repliquent-aux-attaques-de-trump-contre-la-presse_5342404_4853715.html

White House 'quietly killed' NASA program on greenhouse gas: https://www.lemonde.fr/climat/article/2018/05/11/la-maison-blanche-supprime-un-programme-de-la-nasa-sur-les-gaz-a-effet-de-serre_5297276_1652612.html

Bangalore, one of the most modern towns of India. But water supply is becoming a crucial issue.
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-radio/en-direct-du-monde/en-direct-du-monde-a-bangalore-la-silicon-valley-de-l-inde-les-reserves-deau-sepuisent_2707616.html

Palestinian mail blocked by Israel arrives eight years late
https://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2018/08/18/du-courrier-bloque-par-israel-arrive-enfin-en-cisjordanie_5343806_3218.html

In Paris, the car sharing system autolib hits the end of the road. The electric recharging stations are now useless.
http://transports.blog.lemonde.fr/2018/07/22/bornes-autolib-mobilier-abandon/

Ten years ago, we used to talk about Peak oil. This article in Spanish analyzes the current issue with oil resources.
http://crashoil.blogspot.com/2018/08/perdiendo-la-guerra-antes-de-la-primera.html

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« Reply #112 on: August 19, 2018, 06:47 AM »
Today, I'm going to hold a conference to talk about one of the pioneers of Agro Ecology: Pierre Rabhi.

Pierre Rahbi lived in the Paris suburbs, he was taking the metro every day to go to work. And he realized he couldn't do that any more, he had the impression to live in a jail.
So he decided to flee the society of consumption.

Since 1981, he has been transmitting his know-how in Africa, France and Europe, seeking to restore their food self-sufficiency to the populations. He is now recognized as an international expert on food security and has been involved in the development of the United Nations Convention to fight desertification.

He has used principles of agroecology to improve yields and living conditions across the French and West-African agricultural sectors. Through innovative training methods, he has helped over 150,000 farmers diagnose the best way to adapt and apply ecological practices to their land and cultures, effectively uniting thousands of citizens in a movement to restore and protect environmental and social ecosystems.

Pierre Rabhi calls for the “insurrection of consciences” to unite what is best in humanity and stop making our planet-paradise a hell of suffering and destruction. Faced with the failure of the general condition of mankind and the tremendous damage inflicted on Nature, he invites us to step outside the myth of indefinite growth, to realize the vital importance of our nourishing land and to inaugurate a new ethic of life towards a “happy sobriety”.

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjFSilQCVs




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« Reply #113 on: August 19, 2018, 10:51 AM »
You're right. Maybe I was a bit biased. The situation of the journalists is better in the US than in China. But I think the American media are a bit one-sided, which explains the lack of culture of the American people.

I have yet to see a news outlet that isn't one-sided, and not just in this country.

Note that Le monde is in French (I translated the article), and probably very few non-French speakers are reading this newspaper.

It's not so much that the average American would want to go to LeMonde's web site. I was referring to the idea that one of the many anti-Trump newspapers (e.g., the Washington Post) could reprint the article. Finding a French to English translator isn't too hard.


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« Reply #114 on: August 22, 2018, 05:30 PM »
Tonight, I'm going to talk about the latest statement of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, who released a message today.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has launched a scathing attack on the “arrogant” Trump presidency and urged followers to wage “jihad” across the West in his first audio speech in almost a year, according to the terror group’s media channel.



The terror group released al-Baghdadi’s putported audio speech via Al Furqan Media on Wednesday, the SITE Group reported, throwing into doubt rumours of his death.

In the speech, al-Baghdadi reportedly calls on ISIS fanatics across the world to target the "disbeliever media centers" and headquarters of "ideological wars".

If verified to be al-Baghdadi, the 55-minute long statement would bring the terror leader’s 11-month spell of silence to an end, with his last known recording on September 28, 2017.

In a veiled attack on the presidency of Donald Trump, al-Baghdadi said “America is going through the worse time of its entire existence”, condemning the “two decades of its crusade against the Muslim world”.

In the recording, he plays down the loss of ISIS territory in the Middle East, encouraging his acolytes to “stay steadfast and fight back with true passion for martyrdom”.



“For the Mujahideen the scale of victory or defeat is not dependant on a city or town being stolen or subject to that who has aerial superiority, intercontinental missiles or smart bombs,” he said in the recording, which could not been verified.

He implored supporters in Canada, Europe and the West "to join those who bled and carried out attacks" and "follow their lead".

The elusive radical Islamist preacher, nicknamed “The Ghost”, has been reported to have died on multiple occasions in airstrikes in Syria and Iraq as his terror empire crumbles.

Various reports of his death, injury or arrest have come from Iraqi security sources in recent years, yet none have been confirmed by the US-led coalition.

In the recording, al-Baghdadi references the dispute between the United States and Turkey over the detention of Christian pastor Andrew Brunson, meaning the message dates this month.

He said America's calls for Turkey to release the pastor were rejected, suggesting its diplomatic clout has diminished under Trump.

Al-Baghdadi added "we also see the Russians and the Iranians are standing up, refusing to listen to whatever America dictates of sanctions", according to translations by journalists based in the Middle East.

A new report, published by AlSumaria News last week, suggested an airstrike had left al-Baghdadi mortally wounded and unable to continue his leadership duties.

“Iraqi warplanes launched an airstrike inside the Syrian territories in June, targeting a meeting of Islamic State leaders, where the group’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was present,” an Iraqi security source said.

Because al-Baghdadi is incapacitated, ISIS has nominated Abu Othman al-Tunisi as its new leader, the report claimed.

Al-Baghdadi, one of the world’s most wanted men, has repeatedly eluded capture despite the efforts of Iraqi security forces.

The appointment of al-Tunisi has caused unrest after the airstrike depleted ISIS’s top brass, according to the source.

“The strike also left a large number of ISIS commanders dead and wounded,” added the source.

Al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in an airstrike near Shirkat in 2015 before recovering in Baaj, reports citing three intelligence agencies said.

Witnesses who saw al-Baghdadi in the wake of the Muslim festival of Ramadan last year said he “looked tired and drawn”, the Guardian reported.

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« Reply #115 on: August 22, 2018, 10:24 PM »
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has launched a scathing attack on the “arrogant” Trump presidency and urged followers to wage “jihad” across the West in his first audio speech in almost a year, according to the terror group’s media channel.

Everybody hates Trump except Trump himself and that ignorant band of followers who support him no matter what he does. As you know, personally I despise the man.

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« Reply #116 on: August 22, 2018, 10:30 PM »
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has launched a scathing attack on the “arrogant” Trump presidency and urged followers to wage “jihad” across the West in his first audio speech in almost a year, according to the terror group’s media channel.

Everybody hates Trump except Trump himself and that ignorant band of followers who support him no matter what he does. As you know, personally I despise the man.

Although he is hated more than anyone else, I believe that the true enemy of humanity & the American people,firstly, is Pence and the Military Industrial Complex thugs behind Trump's presidency.

Even if Trump was impeached or was forced to resign some how, the curse of hardline republican Zionists will not be over and we might see s*** really hit the fan!



« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 10:33 PM by aa1234779 »
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU

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« Reply #117 on: August 22, 2018, 10:58 PM »
Although he is hated more than anyone else, I believe that the true enemy of humanity & the American people,firstly, is Pence and the Military Industrial Complex thugs behind Trump's presidency.

I agree. Sadly the Military Industrial-Political Complex has acquired too much power in this country. Eisenhauer warned of this during his farewell speech in 1961. Sadly Ike's predictions have come true.

Even if Trump was impeached or was forced to resign some how, the curse of hardline republican Zionists will not be over and we might see s*** really hit the fan!

I don't think it's that bad. This is not the first time extremists have been in power in this country. Eventually they get voted out of office.


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« Reply #118 on: August 22, 2018, 11:05 PM »
I don't think it's that bad. This is not the first time extremists have been in power in this country. Eventually they get voted out of office.

All I can tell you is that if he was removed from office by any means, it will not make things better. You'll see the puppeteers upfront doing things you thought were impossible even with the likes of the Bushes. It's the 'end game', unfortunately, and great losses are expected for everyone other than the %1, I'm speaking globally.

I hope I'm wrong in this, or that the free people of the US that truly believe in "Freedom & Justice for All" will prove me as a pessimist that under-valued their courage!

p.s. Till the day I die, I will not forget the things that my Neo-Con social studies teacher taught me as a kid. Other than his everyday Muslim-hate in class, he would always express how much he admired Eisenhower as a true patriot. The truth is, Ike was a politician like any other in his day. He knew there were red lines not to be crossed. But there was good within the bad. That's why it was in his farewell address he spoke of the dangers posed by arms traders taking over politics.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 11:16 PM by aa1234779 »
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU

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« Reply #119 on: August 26, 2018, 08:37 AM »
Today, I’m going to hold a conference about the Hikikomori. Maybe you are one of them without your knowing it.

Aa1234779 or Vasudev must be wondering what a Hikikomori is. Is it a sumo who is on a diet? No. This word deserves an explanation.



"Hikikomori": cut off from the world, they can not get out of their room.



In France, there would be tens of thousands of teenagers and young adults who live a reclusive life in their room for several months or even years. This phenomenon, at the beginning of Japan, now affects several countries in the world.

Alexandre, 22, has not been out of his room for six years. Out of school, unemployed, he lives with his mother in a small village in central France and spends his days locked in, surfing the Internet, playing video games and reading. "I'm self-sufficient and never bored," he says. To eat, he heats meals in the microwave and shares them with his mother. But not always. "No day is alike," he continues. "I can get up at 2pm or 11pm. I am out of time.

Alexander presents himself as a "hikikomori". This term comes from Japan and  means "who stays inside and does not go out". The Japanese invented it in the 1990s to designate these teenagers and young adults who lived in social withdrawal, most often locked up at home, without contact with the outside world for months, even years. This phenomenon, which is linked to the school pressure and the harshness of the world of work, concerns several hundred thousand Japanese nowadays. A problem that the government takes very seriously especially since it must now deal with the aging of this reclusive population.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, a hikikomori is a young person who has retired to his home and is no longer part of society, without any mental pathology being identified as a root cause. In France, there is no specific word to designate them. We talk about "social withdrawal", "school dropout" or "social phobia". If this behavior is still little known to the general public, it raises many questions from researchers, more and more convinced that the hikikomori phenomenon affects many young people in France: why are they withdrawing in their room, dropping friends , studies and life projects? How are their families taking it?