Current Affairs

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Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor. Click to enlarge

New laws give Houston officials rights to examine religious sermons for discrimination against LGBT people

Officials to scrutinise sermons for anything that might promote “discrimination”

There Will Be Pestilences: Why Are So Many Deadly Diseases Breaking Out All Over The Globe Right Now?

Why are so many deadly new diseases emerging all at once?

Airline cleaning crews go on strike over exposure to blood, vomit and other Ebola risks

Cabin crews being told to just wash their hands, wear rubber gloves

Top US general says he’s ‘fearful’ ISIS will seize Syrian border town of Kobane

While massed Turkish troops and armour watch, often no more that a few hundred metres away, without intervening

Turkey demands US target Assad as price of co-operation

Self interest and subterfuge help Islamic militants gain ground in their advance, while Turkey demands that the U.S. removes Assad as a precondition to their fighting the militants

Ukraine Is A Ruse To Draw The Big Powers Into A Conflict

Further analysis of the situation in Ukraine

M1A1 Abrams main battle tank. Click to enlarge

U.S. sends ‘Ironhorse’ tanks to NATO’s nervous Baltic front line

U.S. to deploy heavy tanks and troops to persuade Russia that any interference in Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia will mean war with NATO

Referendum counters were stood down ‘for high-fiving Yes votes and booing Nos’

In contrast to earlier reports that voting was rigged in favour of a No vote, it’s claimed that Highland vote counters had their own preferences

Russian FM issues blistering attack on US, NATO

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the crisis in Ukraine was the result of a coup d’etat in that country backed by the West

US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State

US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State

Despite warnings from Russia and Iran that such action could be considered a violation of sovereignty tantamount to an act of war

Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount

Accusations of vote rigging continue as some quite credible explanations begin to emerge. Includes videos

Alex Salmond and Queen Elizabeth II. Click to enlarge

Alex Salmond says No voters were ‘tricked’

If Alex Salmond were an authentic leader he would have raised the issue of vote rigging. Why hasn’t he done so? Or is he just another stooge for the elite?

Yes votes in No pile at Scottish referendum. Click to enlarge

Video Proof ‘Scotland Independent’ Vote Was Rigged

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced his intention to step down but perhaps he shouldn’t go, at least not until he’s seen this

Scottish referendum polling station. Click to enlarge

Russian Election Observers: Westminster Rigged Scottish Independence Vote

Kremlin-aligned body sensationally claims vote count was fixed to secure ‘no’ victory

Voters enter a polling station in Pitlochry, Scotland, Sept 18, 2014. Click to enlarge

Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in UK

High turnout with more than 90% of the electorate casting a vote in some areas.

Scotland overwhelmingly rejects independence

The “No” campaign wins by a bigger margin than expected

The DOPE-mobile: Diplomatic car belonging to Vatican stopped at French border carrying four kilos of cocaine worth an estimated £500,000

Two Italian men arrested in grace and favour Jaguar used by cardinal

Ukrainian leaded Petro Poroshenko. Click to enlarge

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Kiev shifts closer toward the E.U. as it loosens ties to the rebellious eastern Ukraine

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Ukraine: Wedge Between Europe and Putin

The Neo Con coup in Kiev drove a stake in Putin’s plan for an economic sphere stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok. By alienating Europe from Russia, Europe remains dependent on the USA.

Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls

Investors pulled £16.60 billion out of UK financial assets last month – the biggest outflow since the Lehman Brothers crisis – as concern mounted over the fate of the union