Arabtec pushing hard in Egypt as mega project stalls | The National

The original US$40 billion campaign to provide a million low-cost homes, entitled “For the Sake of Egypt’s Youth”, was initiated last March by the Dubai-listed firm and then field marshal Abdel Fattah El Sisi in the lead up to Egypt’s presidential elections.

The deal, widely seen as a symbol of this country’s commitment to Cairo’s military-backed government, came as UAE aid flowed into Egypt following the ousting of the president Mohammed Morsi.

But what was hailed early on as one of the region’s most ambitious housing projects has been hampered by issues including confusion over funding sources.

The most recent road bump came after the head of the armed forces eengineering corps, general Kamel El-Wazir, seemed to blame Arabtec for the project’s current temporary suspension by not agreeing to certain “national conditions”.

via Arabtec pushing hard in Egypt as mega project stalls | The National.

Pressing Refresh Notes: Promises…promises…right before elections. I guess it doesn’t matter where we live in the world. Same old story.

Tories worried about base finding out how much they spend helping immigrants – Yahoo News Canada

A note which appears to have been prepared for Costas Menegakis, the parliamentary secretary for immigration, says the party’s base will learn as a result that the government spends close to $1 billion a year on those efforts.

The note says the other risk of undertaking such a study is that the government’s relationship with Quebec may surface as an issue.

via Tories worried about base finding out how much they spend helping immigrants – Yahoo News Canada.

Pressing Refresh Notes: I wouldn’t mind as much if we could also spend the same amount on new water mains to replace our crumbling ones. Let’s spend money where it is needed most. Maybe real oversight on spending and progress updates on all projects. Proof and transparency.

Over Half the Experts in Argentine GMO Regulatory Body Have Conflicts of Interest with Industry

In a particularly dangerous development, as Aranda notes, Conabia has been selected as a “reference center” for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). In this role Conabia will “provide technical and scientific advice” to the FAO regarding the “biosafety” of GMOs. So now we have people linked to the leading GMO developer companies, Monsanto, Syngenta, and Dow, telling the world’s major food security organization whether GMOs are safe. Perfect!

via Over Half the Experts in Argentine GMO Regulatory Body Have Conflicts of Interest with Industry.

 

Argentina: ‘If We Can Stop Monsanto, We Can Change The World’

What began with a few neighbors meeting to find out what it would mean if Monsanto located in their town, turned into hundreds, thousands and, within weeks tens of thousands of residents and supporters organizing regular demonstrations and creating an ongoing blockade of a construction site. Not just any construction site, the location of what would have been – if not for people’s power – the largest genetically modified seed processing plant in the world. The town of Malvinas stopped Monsanto. Their story and inspiration resonate across the globe. As Vanessa and others reflected, if they can stop the giant Monsanto they can change the world … and little by little they are doing just that.

via Argentina: ‘If We Can Stop Monsanto, We Can Change The World’.

Pressing Refresh Notes: Proof that peaceful action works! Can we teach that to our world leaders?

COVER-UP: US Navy sailors disappear as government, doctors bury truth about Fukushima radiation – NaturalNews.com

Yet in the four years since the disaster, at least 500 sailors have fallen ill, and 247 of them have joined the class-action suit. The 100-page legal complaint chronicles their symptoms: an airplane mechanic suffering from unexplained muscle wasting; a woman whose baby was born ill; a sailor told his health problems must be genetic, even though his identical twin is perfectly healthy; and case after case of cancer, internal bleeding, abscesses, thyroid dysfunction and birth defects.

via COVER-UP: US Navy sailors disappear as government, doctors bury truth about Fukushima radiation – NaturalNews.com.

Pressing Refresh Notes: Nuclear energy should not even be an option. Storing the waste alone is dangerous and is not worth the risk. I do not understand the logic or cost behind the push for this type of product.

Same Sh*t, Different Dates…

I have been working on my mom’s side of the family tree this past month. The children of said family were separated in the early 1900’s. We never knew this until 1999. I made contact with some descendants! It has taken up a big chunk of my time. Some of my documents were packed away in every nook and cranny of my house.

When I was heavily into blogging politics, I used to print out interesting articles to write about at a later date. Yes, I actually wrote stuff instead of sharing other peoples articles. I thought I had tossed all of them out. Not so. I found a bunch of papers in a box of genealogy documents.

Grabbed a coffee and sat down to read them. Now I remember why I stopped writing, because it is all the same sh*t happening just different dates. Nothing changes. It never has. The paths and the means to the path are still the same. New players, same goal. New technology, new laws, still the same old sh*t.

I gave up writing about it because it just doesn’t matter that everyone knows what is really happening behind the scenes and who is wagging the dog. Seriously, we do. We know about the fake “groups” that are running around causing chaos, we all know the “protest” events that are allowed to happen in places that any other day would never be allowed to happen, it just happened to be a great opportunity to shape public opinion. And cameras were there, you can’t waste a good opportunity like that.

I just gave up. There really isn’t anything new to write. The goal was and still is the same.

Anyway, before tossing the papers, I thought I would share the last bits of my stash. Some had to be found on different sites, as the links mine were found no longer had them up. This was one of them, for that I was glad. I had to go to his site to get it. Loads of great articles are there!

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas, and the Projected Pipeline(10/21/01; updated 5/16/02)

His home page:  Peter Dale Scott

Afghanistan plans gas pipeline via BBC (2002)

Taleban in Texas for talks on gas pipeline via BBC (1997)

I had huge amounts of papers about Burma. I can’t even remember what my interest was back then. (2005) I’ll have to do more searching what the big deal was. If I figure it out, I will update with a link. some mention of building many buildings, hospitals and a military base. Something about threats, ASEAN, Mining, giving foreign corporations their resources, oil (nothing new there).

One link of note:

THE NATION; BURMA, OIL AND ARMS: THE FRENCH CONNECTION
THE NATION: BURMA FACING UP TO RAMPANT PRICE INCREASE
THE NATION: BURMA, OIL AND ARMS: THE FRENCH CONNECTION
BKK POST: BANHARN'S VISIT SEEN AS KEY TO OPENING BURMA 
BORDER POINTS
BKK POST: BETTER HIGHWAY SECURITY URGED

But the most interesting was one top secret, now public, 29 page document printed from a Canadian government site that is no longer available. It was from March 26-27, 1957, Bermuda discussions. A similar read can be found here:
Pursuing Nasser: The Macmillan Government and the Management of British Policy Towards the Middle East Cold War, 1957– 63

That was only part of the notes, you could always do a search Like this:

march 27 1957 bermuda discussions macmillan top secret

for more information and Canada’s role.

Millions of GMO mosquitoes could be released in Florida in bid to fight viral disease | CTV News

Key West resident Marilyn Smith wasn’t persuaded after Oxitec’s presentation at a public meeting. She says neither disease has had a major outbreak yet in Florida, so “why are we being used as the experiment, the guinea pigs, just to see what happens?”

via Millions of GMO mosquitoes could be released in Florida in bid to fight viral disease | CTV News.

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