Daily Archives: 12/29/2016

Why UN Security Council Resolution Will Have Zero Effect on Israeli Settlements

Why UN Security Council Resolution Will Have Zero Effect on Israeli Settlements 

The UN condemnation of Israel’s settlements matters only if you think there’s an ‘international community’ that really cares | Opinion

haaretzDavid Rosenberg | HAARETZ

From the Israeli government’s diplomatic temper tantrum to the paeans sung in praise of the UN Security Council by the Palestinians and their allies, you might think that something actually happened last Friday at the United Nations.

In fact, nothing much happened at all when the Security Council backed a resolution declaring Israel’s West Bank settlements illegal. The settlements will keep being built. No one will really do much about it and the peace process will remain in deep freeze. The Palestinians’ situation is as hopeless as it’s ever been.

The reason for everyone’s hysterical reaction is because of the overlay of political myths that are wrapped around the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Here are four of them.  Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – December 28, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 28 December 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below)

2016: The year solar panels became cheaper than fossil fuels

2016: The year solar panels became cheaper than fossil fuels

Ruth Milka – | News Report

The U.S. added about 125 solar panels every minute in 2016. This is double the pace of 2015.

It’s finally happened. The renewable energy future has arrived. Installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas, or other options.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas, or other options. Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels in more than 30 countries.   Continue reading

Profile: Sharon Balli – Captain, United States Army – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Sharon Balli – Captain, United States Army

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Sharon Balli

Sharon Balli

When we met a few years ago she was about to be deployed to Iraq. When we met a few days ago she had just returned from Afghanistan. In the intervening years Sharon Balli worked her way to the prestigious rank of Captain of the United States Army. This warm and unassuming young lady has seen action in a number of countries. She knows the geography and culture of the Middle East well. She is a soldier, pilot, squadron leader and motivator-all rolled into a personality that relishes leadership.

Sharon simply lives for the military. When she is away she counts the days as to when she could return. How did this young lady reach such a high position in the Army?     Continue reading

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