Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Islamic State

From VICE News

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The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the group has announced its intention to reestablish the caliphate and has declared its leader, the shadowy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the caliph.

The lightning advances the Islamic State made across Syria and Iraq in June shocked the world. But it's not just the group's military victories that have garnered attention — it's also the pace with which its members have begun to carve out a viable state.

Flush with cash and US weapons seized during its advances in Iraq, the Islamic State's expansion shows no sign of slowing down. In the first week of August alone, Islamic State fighters have taken over new areas in northern Iraq, encroaching on Kurdish territory and sending Christians and other minorities fleeing as reports of massacres emerged.

VICE News reporter Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks embedded with the Islamic State, gaining unprecedented access to the group in Iraq and Syria as the first and only journalist to document its inner workings.

MP George Galloway interviewed after he was beaten in broad daylight in London



Ebola patient escapes Liberia quarantine and is chased through market

Makes me wonder when we will see similar scenes in Rustenburg, SA.

From Reuters

Monday, September 1, 2014

James Corbett - We Are Headed for Global War

From Greg Hunter

Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quote of the Week

Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha Temple). The Golden Buddha is made from solid gold and weights about 5.5 tons. Image source
O monks, just as a goldsmith tests his gold by melting, cutting and rubbing. Sages accept my teachings after full examination, and not just out of devotion.

Śāntarakṣita 725–788 AD

SD Metals & Markets - Is Ebola a Manufactured Crisis to Bring in Martial Law?

From SilverDoctors

MH370 & ISIS


Why September Should Be Glowing for Gold

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) –- In today’s “Global Outlook,” Bloomberg’s John Dawson takes a look at gold prices on “On The Move Asia.”

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gold Averages the Biggest Gains in September

Got Gold?  Image from Goldcore

Weekend Chillout - How to Talk Australians

I thought we best have some comedy this week to allow us to forget for a moment the drums of war. The following videos are part of a very funny satire series on the Australian / Indian cross cultural interchange. Remember this is humour, you know that form of performance art that over-emphasises attributes to get a laugh and make a point. To view the whole series go here. The following videos are my favourites so far.

From How to Talk Australians

Warning the following video contains coarse Australian language and a lesbian scene.