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Jon Snow

Documents: Leaked Industry E-Mails and Reports - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Des fuites d'industriels US qui descendent les gaz de schistes: non sens economique, bulle spéculative, pyramide de ponzi, stocks incertains... On parle meme pas de pollution.
Jon Snow

USA : un livre pour enfants, anarchiste et mignon, horrifie le Tea Party | Ru... - 0 views

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    bcp d'adultes devraient lire ce genre de bouquins en fait, pour (re-)commencer.
Jon Snow

Sénateur Bernie Sanders: l'Amérique à deux vitesses S/T - Vidéo Dailymotion - 0 views

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    Il reste des hommes ici ou là sur cette planète.
Jon Snow

Press conference with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño Aroca: Ecuador grants a... - 0 views

    • That, despite Ecuador’s diplomatic efforts, countries which have been asked togive adequate safeguards for the protection and safety for the life of Mr. Assange have refused to facilitate them;
    • That Ecuadorian authorities are certain of the possibility that Mr. Assange could be extradited to a third country outside the European Union without proper guarantees for their safety and personal integrity;
    • That legal evidence clearly shows that, given an extradition to the United States of America, it would be unlikely for Mr. Assange to receive a fair trial, and likely that he would be judged by special or military courts, where there is a high probability of suffering cruel and degrading treatment, and be sentenced to life imprisonment or capital punishment, which would violate his human rights;
    • That while Mr. Assange must answer for the investigation in Sweden, Ecuador is aware that the Swedish prosecutor has had a contradictory attitude that prevented Mr. Assange the full exercise of the legitimate right of defense;
    • Ecuador is convinced that the procedural rights of Mr. Assange have been infringed upon during the investigation;
    • Ecuador has observed that Mr. Assange lacks the protection and assistance that should be received from the State of which he is a citizen;
  • Persons who find themselves in a situation of asylum and refuge shall enjoy special  protection to ensure the full exercise of their rights. The State shall respect and ensure the principle of non-refoulement [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-refoulement], and shall provide emergency legal and humanitarian assistance.”
  • In the course of these conversations, our country has sought to obtain strict guarantees from the UK government that Assange would face, without hindrance, an open legal process in Sweden. These safeguards include that after facing his legal responsibilities in Sweden, that he would not be extradited to a third country; that is, ensuring that the Specialty Rule [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmstand/d/st030114/am/30114s01.htm] is not waived. Unfortunately, despite repeated exchanges of messages, the UK at no time showed signs of wanting to reach a political compromise, and merely repeated the content of legal texts.
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  • On the other hand, Ecuador raised the possibility that the Swedish government establish guarantees to not subsequently extradite Assange to the United States. Again, the Swedish government rejected any compromise in this regard.
  • Finally, Ecuador wrote to the U.S. government to officially reveal its position on Assange’s case. Inquiries related to the following:
      • If there is an ongoing legal process or intent to carry out such processes against Julian Assange and/or the founders of the WikiLeaks organization;
      • Should the above be true, then under what kind of legislation, and how and under what conditions would such persons be subject to under maximum penalties;
      • Whether there is an intention to request the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States.
    The  U.S. response has been that it cannot provide information about the Assange case, claiming that it is a bilateral matter between Ecuador and the United Kingdom.
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    Julian Assange réfugié politique de l'Equateur. La conférence de presse en anglais.
Jon Snow

L'affaire Goldman Sachs: une justice corrompue ou un secteur financier devenu intouchable? - 0 views

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    Ca fait partie des exemples, avec le nucleaire, qui montrent que le changement ne viendra pas d'en haut, mais d'en bas, en commençant par soi.
Jon Snow

American Rhetoric: Dwight D. Eisenhower -- Farewell Address - 1 views

  • Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defenses; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research -- these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel.

    But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs, balance between the private and the public economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress. Lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration. The record of many decades stands as proof that our people and their Government have, in the main, understood these truths and have responded to them well, in the face of threat and stress.

    But threats, new in kind or degree, constantly arise. Of these, I mention two only.

  • Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet, we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved. So is the very structure of our society.

    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

  • Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present -- and is gravely to be regarded.

    Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

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  • Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.
  • The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many fast frustrations -- past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of disarmament -- of the battlefield.

    Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Because this need is so sharp and apparent, I confess that I lay down my official responsibilities in this field with a definite sense of disappointment. As one who has witnessed the horror and the lingering sadness of war, as one who knows that another war could utterly destroy this civilization which has been so slowly and painfully built over thousands of years, I wish I could say tonight that a lasting peace is in sight.

  • As a private citizen, I shall never cease to do what little I can to help the world advance along that road.
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    Je n'avais jamais lu son discours en entier, juste la citation concernant l'industrie militaire US. Sa mise en garde ne tient pas en deux phrases , c'est vraiment le coeur de son discours. Qu'ont bien pu penser les adultes de cette époque en l'écoutant? Lui meme n'a-til pris conscience de cela qu'à la fin de son mandat?
    Aujourd'hui on voit le résultat de l'inaction et de l'indifférence. Sauf que...
Jon Snow

La pizza, un "légume" pour les cantines américaines - Le Point - 0 views

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    tout est dans le titre. on est plus à une connerie près
Jon Snow

'Goddamned hippies' shut down Brooklyn Bridge | Herald Sun - 0 views

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    ils manifestent jamais aux us mais ils savent où aller qd il le faut. On passera sur le côté "prise d'otages" avancé par TF..euf le heraldtribune.
    Morale de l'histoire: 0 banquier arreté contre 100 manifestants. Pas pour longtemps en tout cas.
Jon Snow

Le fromage, gastronomique ou éthique ? Le dilemme américain | Rue89 - 0 views

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    Ca peut aller loin en effet. : )
    Ca parait con mais les questions sont légitimes.
Jon Snow

Video- Témoins militaires d'OVNI sur des sites nucléaires - CNN live - Natio... - 0 views

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    Il y a des phénomènes extérieurs à nos vies de ptits terriens nombrilistes (et endettés:)qui se passent aujourdj'hui . Et ça passe sur et CNN et en direct... dingue.
    A noter que certains de ces ex-militaires sont invités en France en 2012 pour une conférence. Plus d'info sur le site de Jean-pierre Petit (le physicien).
Jon Snow

11 Septembre : la CIA savait, mais pourquoi n'a-t-elle rien fait ? | Rue89 - 0 views

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    Si meme rue89 se met à poser des questions limites complotistes où va-t-on?! :)
    Vers la vérité ? Qui sait.

    Un des commentaires suppose que la CIA a probablement laissé faire les terroristes en pensant que se serait qu'un petit attentat juste suffisant pour mettre en branle la machine de guerre US... comme d'hab. Sauf que là... oups.
    Enfin ça reste peu credible qu'ils ne savaient rien de rien. Les terroristes ayant été repéré un an avant les attentats.
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