Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hillary Clinton Returns to Wellesley and Rips Trump with Nixon Comparison

Hillary Clinton Returns to Wellesley and Rips Trump with Nixon Comparison

Hillary Clinton

To wild cheers at her alma mater, where she made a fiery speech nearly 50 years ago, Clinton condemns ‘assault on truth and reason’ and issues rallying cry: ‘Don’t let anyone tell you your voice doesn’t matter’

Sabrina Siddiqui in Wellesley, Massachusetts | The Guardian UK

Taking the stage nearly 50 years ago at Wellesley, the liberal arts college famed for its activism, student body president Hillary Rodham turned to address roughly 400 of her female peers.

As the first ever student to speak at the school’s commencement, or graduation ceremony, she faced a daunting task in addressing the prevailing climate of 1969. In a tumultuous period marked by the Vietnam war and social justice movements, Rodham was poised to discuss how her generation could effect change.     Continue reading

Guiana Shield tourism initiative takes centre stage at UN – By Ray Chickrie

Guiana Shield tourism initiative takes centre stage at UN
Published on May 29, 2017 – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor
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Guyana’s ambassador to the UN, Rudolph Ten-Pow (L) and his Suriname counterpart Henry MacDonald (R)

NEW YORK, USA — The Guiana Shield Tourism Initiative, the brainchild of Henry MacDonald, Suriname’s permanent representative to the United Nations, and supported by Guyana’s ambassador to the UN, Rudolph Ten-Pow, took centre stage at the UN on Tuesday May 23, 2017. 

The Guiana Shield Tourism Initiative falls within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and calls for private public partnership (PPP) to drive the initiative.   Continue reading

Manchester Bomber Was Product of West’s Libya/Syria Intervention

Manchester Bomber Was Product of West’s Libya/Syria Intervention

Salman Abedi

Here’s what the media and politicians don’t want you to know about the Manchester, UK, suicide attack: Salman Abedi, the 22 year old who killed nearly two dozen concert-goers in Manchester, UK, was the product of the US and UK overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya and “regime change” policy in Syria. He was a radicalized Libyan whose family fled Gaddafi’s secular Libya, and later he trained to be an armed “rebel” in Syria, fighting for the US and UK “regime change” policy toward the secular Assad government.

The suicide attacker was the direct product of US and UK interventions in the greater Middle East.  [Read more]

George Carlin on – “WOMEN” – comedy video

George Carlin on – “WOMEN” – comedy video

George Denis Patrick Carlin[1] (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comic, actor, author, and social critic. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his “seven dirty words” comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government’s power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves

Read more…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlin

Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech in full

Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech in full

The IndependentMay 26, 2017
'If I get through this speech, it’ll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard': Reuters
‘If I get through this speech, it’ll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard’: Reuters
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, one of Harvard’s most famous dropouts, this week returned to the Ivy League school to pick up his degree – albeit only an honorary one – 12 years after quitting.

Mr Zuckerberg, one of the richest people in the world, also gave a commencement address to this year’s graduating class, praising students for accomplishing “something I never could”.

Here’s the full address.                           Continue reading

Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht

 
Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht

“Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Nice, London, New York: Passports and IDs Mysteriously Discovered

Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Nice, London, New York: Passports and IDs Mysteriously Discovered in the Wake of Terror Attacks
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, May 27, 2017

This article reviews the “mysterious” phenomenon of IDs and Passports of terror suspects routinely discovered (often in the rubble) in the wake of a terrorist attack.In most cases the alleged suspect was known to the authorities.

Is there a pattern?  The ID papers of the suspect are often left behind, discovered by police in the wake of a terrorist attack.

According to government and media reports, the suspects are without exception linked to an Al Qaeda affiliated entity.

None of these terror suspects survived. Dead men do not talk.

In the case of the tragic events in Manchester, the bankcard of the alleged suicide bomber Salman Abedi was found in his pocket in the wake of the explosion.       Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – May 26-27, 2017

News – May 27, 2017

“STATUS ANXIETY” – Why Money Can’t Buy Happiness – By Alexander Green

Status Anxiety – Why Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club | Investment U

Here at Investment U, we often talk about how to accumulate wealth. But today, we’re digging into the question of why we seek wealth. Enjoy this excerpt from Alex Green’s Beyond Wealth series. It’s an illuminating look at what money can do – and what it can’t do.

In 1759, Adam Smith inquired in his Theory of Moral Sentiments about why we seek wealth. Is it to meet our basic wants and needs?

No, he concluded. “The wages of the meanest laborer can supply them.”

The point of all our striving, he argued, is “to be observed, to be attended to, to be taken notice of with sympathy, complacency and approbation.”      Continue reading

Markets and the British election — May’s mandate melts- The Economist

Markets and the British electionMay’s mandate melts

The markets are remarkably calm about polls showing that the election is narrowing

THERESA MAY, Britain’s prime minister, called a surprise election for June 8th arguing that she needed a strong mandate for negotiating Brexit. The pound rallied on the news, in the belief that a large Conservative majority would allow Mrs May the flexibility to do a deal with the EU, and see off the hard-liners among her party.

For a while, it looked as if the plan was going well. The Conservatives had a 20-point lead in some polls. But the party’s campaign, heavily reliant on the appeal of its leader and the repeated use of soundbites like “strong and stable”, has been misjudged. The manifesto launch was disastrous and included a pledge to charge the elderly (a key Tory demographic) for social care. That pledge was quickly reversed, but Mrs May’s refusal to admit to an obvious U-turn undermined her strong leadership claims.    Continue reading

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