30.4.2016. - As the Syrian battle front rages in Aleppo, the White Helmets are emerging even more strongly as the long arm of US and UK propaganda. The Manhattan campaign managers at Purpose.inc have sprung into action. Red is the new black on Facebook and “Aleppo is burning” is the new slogan. White Helmets are in every video and photograph being circulated by western and gulf media. We will be writing a series of articles to cover rapidly developing events. White Helmet leader, Raed Saleh, recently deported from the US is top of our list but as usual our research has uncovered more than we bargained for. Watch this space.
After they were defeated by the PKK a few weeks ago, not The Turkish Army retaliate and continue attacking Kurdish villages and civilians in Silvan in North Kurdistan, mostly targeting their livelihood like; Farms, houses, agricultural products and herds of sheep and other animals. Once they destroy the Kurdish villages, the Turkish Soldiers write on the walls: "See the Power of the Turks", the slogan that the Turks during the Armenian Genocide.
23.10.2015. - Baiji, Iraq - 16 months of fighting in Baiji is finally coming to an end. Most of Baiji, an industrial city about 140 miles north of Baghdad, fell to Da’ish militants within 48 hours of Mosul’s collapse in June 2014. The militants began to besiege and probe the defences of the oil refinery within a week, leading to one of the longest running battles in Iraq’s war on Da’ish, to date.
A series of counter-offensives and military operations over the last year allowed Iraqi forces to claw back and maintain footholds in several neighbourhoods in the city, mainly in a cluster of villages to the city’s south. As for the vast oil refinery to the city’s north, the largest in the country, Iraqi forces never left. Men were lost, morale reached rock bottom, basic supplies were scarce but members of Iraq’s elite special forces (later joined by Hashd al-Sha’abi/PMU units) held onto several sectors of the refinery’s sprawling infrastructure.
By: Sorcha Faal, .......... A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week. According to this report, John P. Wheeler III, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, when he became the Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Environment, was found brutally murdered and dumped in a landfill, and as we can read as reported by the Fox News Service:
One of the first lessons of magic(k) that we learn as children is that words and symbols have power. Abracadabra. Hocus Pocus. A five-pointed star. A four-leaf clover. As we get older, this primary notion quickly degrades and often becomes the source of one of the first dismissive tendencies towards magic(k) that arises amongst adults. Too many hokey movies and failed attempts to levitate with an utterance conspire against us. Soon the lesson is forgotten; magic(k) words and the power of symbols sneak away to party with Santa and the tooth fairy.
BY NICK BOSTROM ............ This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed.
by Antonia Macaro ............................. The Stoics are not short of fans these days. Their ideas frequently pop up in self-help and popular psychology books, as well as in all sorts of mainstream publications, such as the Guardian, Prospect and Psychologies. This is not too surprising: especially the later texts by Roman Stoics – Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius – burst with wonderfully apt advice about how to live. Far from the abstractions of some moral philosophy, which often give little assistance on how to lead a good life, Stoic authors wrote perceptively about daily concerns, and this is how they gained lasting relevance.
Theodor W. Adorno was one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II. Although less well known among anglophone philosophers than his contemporary Hans-Georg Gadamer, Adorno had even greater influence on scholars and intellectuals in postwar Germany. In the 1960s he was the most prominent challenger to both Sir Karl Popper's philosophy of science and Martin Heidegger's philosophy of existence. Jürgen Habermas, Germany's foremost social philosopher after 1970, was Adorno's student and assistant. The scope of Adorno's influence stems from the interdisciplinary character of his research and of the Frankfurt School to which he belonged. It also stems from the thoroughness with which he examined Western philosophical traditions, especially from Kant onward, and the radicalness to his critique of contemporary Western society. He was a seminal social philosopher and a leading member of the first generation of Critical Theory.
In 1935, anthropologist Kilton Stewart stumbled upon a singular tribe living in the mountains of Malaysia. They were called the Senoi. Their culture had no history of violence or crime. And while they lived amidst other tribes, some active headhunters and extremely violent, these tribes gave the Senoi a wide berth; they believed the Senoi practiced a powerful magic. A magic that affected the physical world through skillful dreams. While children in most cultures are taught to ignore their dreams, the Senoi, like the aborigines of Australia, believe dreams are a landscape one must learn and navigate to truly understand the nature of life. During an average lifespan we spend 8 years of our life dreaming. Imagine living 8 years in a foreign country and never picking up the customs, language, or even the layout of the land; having only theories and little experience
by J Neil Schulman ......................................... The title of this essay has two meanings. The first is the reference to the Yeats poem quoted under, The Second Coming. The second is a reference to C.S. Lewis’s immensely popular book of Christian apologetics, Mere Christianity, a phrase C.S. Lewis picked up from a Christian apologist writing three centuries earlier, Rev. Richard Baxter.