They commit horrendous human and civil rights abuses. They’re responsible for daily crimes against humanity.
They partner with Washington’s imperial wars. They’re an odd couple. They’re strange bedfellows. Perhaps they’re joining forces. Formal relations aren’t maintained. Back channel secret ones substitute.
On October 2, Israel’s Channel 2 TV news said senior Israeli security officials met with a high-level Gulf state counterpart. They did so in Jerusalem.
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The Arab official’s name wasn’t mentioned. It’s believed to be Saudi Prince Bandar ibn Sultan. Representing his government, he’s very much involved in Washington’s war on Syria. So is Israel…
- Israel and Saudi Arabia: Best frenemies forever? (rt.com)
- RussiaToday: Odd Couple: Israel, Saudi Arabia negotiate union against Iran? (silveristhenew.com)
Jessica Ernst launched a $33-million lawsuit in 2011 against the Alberta government, the province’s energy regulator and energy company Encana.
She claims gas wells fracked around her property in Rosebud, Alta., unleashed hazardous amounts of methane and ethane gas and other chemicals into her water well.
Jessica Ernst, who worked as an oil patch consultant for more than five decades, alleges that Encana broke multiple provincial laws and regulations and contaminated a shallow aquifer with natural gas and toxic industry-related chemicals. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)
An Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice has ruled Ernst can’t sue the regulator because under provincial law it is immune from private legal claims.
Ernst says she plans to appeal the ruling, and says the lawsuit against Encana and the provincial government will proceed.
In its statement of defence, Encana denies all of Ernst’s allegations.
“It is worrying that citizens are unable to hold the energy regulator accountable for failing to protect citizens from the harmful impacts of fracking,” Cory Wanless, a lawyer for Ersnt said in a release Wednesday.
Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping water, nitrogen, sand and chemicals at high pressure to fracture rock and allow natural gas or oil to flow through wells to the surface…
- Alberta Energy Regulator Given Immunity in Landmark Fracking Suit (in News) (thetyee.ca)
- Alberta woman loses round in anti-fracking lawsuit (calgaryherald.com)
- Encana Files Defence in Lawsuit with Fracking Folk Hero (in News) (thetyee.ca)
The world must eliminate emissions from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this century to lower the economic cost of climate change, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.
‘This is worse than a debt because there is no bailout.’— Angel Gurria, secretary general, OECD
Leading economist and climate change expert Nicholas Stern has said that investment equivalent to two per cent of global gross domestic product a year is needed to limit and adapt to climate change.
OECD secretary general Angel Gurria acknowledged that climate change had serious economic consequences that could not be ignored.
Reducing emissions not enough
He said simply reducing emissions would not be enough to lower the economic costs because carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere…
- OECD: We must eliminate fossil fuel emissions (telegraph.co.uk)
- World Must Eliminate Fossil Fuel Pollution, OECD Chief Says (scientificamerican.com)
- Carbon Markets 16 Times Cheaper Than Renewable Aid, OECD Says (bloomberg.com)
Ron Paul Redux: “The End Of Dollar Hegemony” | Zero Hedge. (FULL ARTICLE)
In a little-known 2006 speech (in the US, though widely known around the world), entitled “The End of Dollar Hegemony,” Ron Paul discusses the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system – which most people know about – and the de-facto system that replaced it – which most people do not know about. As Casey Research’s Nick Giambruno notes it is a must listen with the most important part of the speech where Paul discusses the petrodollar system, a primary factor in maintaining the dollar’s role as the world’s premier currency after the breakdown of Bretton Woods.
The End of Dollar Hegemony Part 1…
- FLASHBACK: Why the US Hates Iraq, Iran, and Venezuela (marketsanity.com)
- Ron Paul Statement on Yellen Nomination (campaignforliberty.org)
- Ron Paul on CNBC (dailypaul.com)
- Rand Paul: President Obama Shouldn’t Be Threatening To Default (dailypaul.com)