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‘Britain built too much’: Cash-strapped Afghanistan may shutter schools and clinics

Dozens of UK-built schools and clinics in Afghanistan may be closed as the government cannot afford to maintain them, a confidential report revealed. They were built for a ‘hearts and minds’ campaign that cost the UK hundreds of millions of dollars. The report, acquired by the Guardian, was commissioned by the Afghan Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and US General Charles Gurganus. Members of the British government’s Stabilisation Unit compiled the report this year by examining the construction projects completed in Helmand province, and comparing the costs to the province’s available budget. Since 2009, the British helped build 15 health centers and 26 new schools, and restored and reopened 86 older schools in Helmand. “We didn’t think about how the Afghans would pay for it. But it was understandable. We wanted to show them what we could do for them, but without regard for sustainability,” one official told the Guardian.  MOREthank you Bill
CRS Report for Congress  Prepared…

“Regional Equity”—Obama’s Coming War On Whitopias

America’s Booming White Enclaves By RANDY JAMES Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 You say that many Whitopias offer a high quality of life and tend to perform well on those “Best Places to Live” lists that run in magazines. Do you think people are also drawn to these places specifically for their whiteness?
The major draw to Whitopia is that they’re safe communities with good public schools and beautiful natural resources. Those qualities are subconsciously inseparable from race in many Americans’ minds. For some people, race is a major role, and they said so to my face, but most of the Whitopians I encountered aren’t intentionally practicing racial discrimination or self-segregation. You say Whitopias can form even in the middle of diverse cities. How is that possible?
People don’t realize that diversity isn’t the same as integration. Blacks and whites in New York, where I live, are as segregated today as in 1910 [based on a sociologists' segregation index that measures how much contact people o…

Supreme Court may limit use of race in college admissions

AUSTIN — More than a half-century after the Supreme Court ordered theUniversity of Texas to admit a black man to its law school, the sprawling live-oak-and-limestone campus is again the site of a monumental battle over the use of race in university admissions. But this time the challenge comes from a white woman. Abigail Fisher says the color of her skin cost her a spot in the 2008 freshman class at the university she had longed to attend since she was a child. Under the banner of racial diversity, Fisher contends, the UT admissions process — which considers race as a factor in choosing one quarter of its students — unfairly favors African Americans and Hispanics at the expense of whites and Asian Americans. Arguments in the case are scheduled for next month, and the decision could be one of the most important and revealing of the Supreme Court’s term that begins Monday. The court since 1978 has recognized that promoting diversity on the nation’s campuses allows a limited consideration of…

Israel Seeks ‘Red Lines’ on Iran;

UNITED NATIONS —Israel’s prime minister urged the international community to place a “clear red line” on Iran’s controversial nuclear program as he addressed the U.N. General Assembly Thursday.  Separately, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas blasted Israel for its illegal settlement activity and said his government will seek upgraded U.N. status within the year.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country and much of the world are at risk from a potentially nuclear-armed Iran.He said the international community’s decade of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and the imposition of sanctions have not stopped Tehran from advancing its nuclear technology.

“There is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs – and that’s by placing a clear red line on Iran’s nuclear weapons program.  Red lines don’t lead to war, red lines prevent war,” said Netanyahu.          thank you James Netanyahu: Iran could have bomb by next summer if it does not face a ‘…

Romney Told Donors ‘No Way’ on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

The Cost of Israel to US TaxpayersFor many years the American media said that “Israel receives $1.8 billion in military aid” or that “Israel receives $1.2 billion in economic aid.” Both statements were true, but since they were never combined to give us the complete total of annual U.S. aid to Israel, they also were lies—true lies. Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That’s true. But it’s still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000. One can truthfully blame the mainstream media for never digging out these figures for themselves, because none ever have. 
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told cam…

Subliminal Behavior Modification Through TV, Computer, Described in US Patent #6,506,148

NSA Mind Control and Psyops by Will Filer 2. NSA Initiated Execution to Cover-up in the News: 
1. A University of California at Berkley student that went into a bar on or around November 27, 1990 took hostages and insisted to the police that the CIA Director talk with him so that he could get relief from the suffering. The young man had sent letters to the president and the CIA but the requests had fallen on deaf ears. After the young man panicked and shot a customer in the bar, a SWAT team fatally shot him, the San Jose police found copies of the letters written to the President referring to people that could “read minds” and that he had learned how they do it. The NSA had been unsuccessfully brainwashing him and had no alternative but to terminate him to assure their security. It is interesting that what was originally broadcast on the news “The gunman was demanding to talk with the Director of the CIA” etc. disappeared quickly (suppressed?) from later news accounts. 3. NSA Initiated E…

Israel lobbyist hints that ‘Pearl Harbor’ may be needed to get US into war with Iran. At the same time Israel demands we respect Jewish holy day

his Post  (No Ratings Yet) Israel lobbyist hints that ‘Pearl Harbor’ may be needed to get US into war with Iran
Last Friday, during question time at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy policy forum luncheon on “How to Build US-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout,” the director of research at the pro-Israel think tank hinted that a Pearl Harbor-type attack might be necessary to get the United States to go to war against the Islamic Republic. “I frankly think that crisis initiation is really tough,” said Patrick Clawson, who also heads the Washington Institute’s Iran Security Initiative, in response to a question about what would happen if negotiations with Tehran fail. “And it’s very hard for me to see how the United States … uh … President can get us to war with Iran.” As a consequence, Clawson said he was led to conclude that “the traditional way [that] America gets to war is what would be best for US interests.” Intriguingly, he went on to recount …

Paul Ryan: ‘Do you want Barack Obama to be re-elected? Then don’t vote for Ron Paul.’

This just tell’s me that Ron Paul has more supporters then Mitt?
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan made a pitch to Ron Paul supporters during a  rally in Lima, Ohio, on Monday when asked why libertarians should support the Romney-Ryan ticket. “For those of us who would have voted in the primaries for, say, Ron Paul, why should we vote for you and not, say, libertarians or Vermin Supreme and the Pony Party or something like that?” a man from the audience asked during the question and answer session. “Do you want Barack Obama to be re-elected?” Ryan asked. “Then don’t vote for Ron Paul.” more at source The North American Free Trade Agreement: Ronald Reagan’s Vision Realized  By Michael Wilson  November 23, 1993The approval by the Congress of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a victory of engagement and competition over withdrawal and complacency. The trade pact, which will eliminate tariffs on goods and services between the United States, Canada, and Mexico …