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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Also, to treat such afflicted, a beta-blocker may inhibit the abnormal fear response, according to a study published in Psychopharmacology.
Propranolol is a beta-blocker used to treat heart disease and it may reduce implicit racial bias. Medicalxpress News
Friday, March 23, 2012
Repeat: Iran has no nukes.
According to Reuters, the United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran's nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead.
Further, Reuters reports:
Current and former U.S. officials say they are confident that Iran has no secret uranium-enrichment site outside the purview of U.N. nuclear inspections. They also have confidence that any Iranian move toward building a functional nuclear weapon would be detected long before a bomb was made.
So why the sanctions against Iran's oil industry? It would seem the US empire is on a path to smash itself.
Sanctions drive up oil prices, hurting global economy. In the current global economic circumstances, countries cannot afford to engage in self-destructive actions.
China and India have already signaled opposition to tighter sanctions. Due to the severance of Iran from the global banking and SWIFT wire transfer system, any Iranian oil being purchased will not first go through global market exchange. Other currencies or gold will have to be used for trading with Iran. More than anything else, the dollar monopoly on oil exchanges has kept the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency and now that monopoly is quickly coming to an end. US has granted waivers to ten EU states and Japan, but not to South Korea, and those countries will not be able to use the US dollar for buying Iran's oil. So the US inflicted a wound on itself, to accomplish nothing. If more nations ignore the US-ordained sanctions against Iran and continue to import Iranian oil, they will have to dodge the US petrodollar monopoly by using gold, further damaging US-directed sanctions, and that could mark the end of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.
One line of argument is that sanctions are imposed to placate the regime controlling the State of Israel and persuade them not to launch a military strike.
Wise leaders in the US, if there are any who are not traitors, should cancel any sanctions that are going to bring disaster to US status in the world.
As for the regime in the State of Israel . . . if they do something so stupid as to launch an attack on Iran, that's their problem . . . and they can burn in the retaliatory fire.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Instead of buying rice from farmers in the US, the country that invaded and slaughtered over a million innocent Iraqi people because of fictitious "WMDs," Iraq is buying rice from Uruguay and India.
"That's just not right," the 63-year-old [Ray] Stoesser fumed. "If we've got some rice to sell, they ought to pay a premium for it just because this is the country that freed them."
"You would think with all that we've done over there, there would be a way to get them to do business with us," said Ronald Gertson, who grows rice in Lissie, Texas.
It was imperialist war criminal aggression, dummies, and you're not going to profit from it.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
It is safe to assume, even without having read any of the winning works, that nothing disruptive to the dominant economic order will receive commendation or emolument from the media mafia enforcers.
On the government payroll, the winning authors collect for what one might well suspect is the usual politically correct distractions from what literature with guts would present.
No novel with a theme critical of the corporate-socialist oligarchy and their pseudo-progressive flunkies is going to be awarded financial subsidy by the Governor-General or any of the government "arts councils."
Instead of grinding out "literary" crud for their government sponsors, the winning hacks should get off the government suck dole . . . and write with fire in the belly and rage against the machine.