MH17 And Ukraine – A Continuing Study

2021 Friday, November 26: I looked at this post, posted August 13, 2014 with the intention of placing the earliest post item dated Nov 21, 2013 first and listing them in chronological order ending on this last page: November 27, 2018, but, after working on it for hours yesterday, decided against it because a small but … Continue reading “MH17 And Ukraine – A Continuing Study”

Sicily and Malta.2 – Siracusa Wed. & Thu.

Why three nights in Siracusa? That island city’s key treasures and its historical importance in the ancient, storied, Greek world (larger than Athens and Corinth in its time). We (well, mostly I…) like to arrive and have one or two days on our own before joining a guided tour. Siracusa was a perfect choice. We … Continue reading “Sicily and Malta.2 – Siracusa Wed. & Thu.”

One Huge Piece of Fake News – MH17

A 1970’s quote that  John Pilger recalls he heard directly from Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler’s film maker: “Propaganda always wins, if you allow it.” And she calmly said that it succeeds against the well-educated, liberal bourgeoisie. Will you allow it to win? Some of my closest, smartest friends have been conned. ********* November 27, The Joint Investigation … Continue reading “One Huge Piece of Fake News – MH17”

North Dakota Fascism – A Wake-Up Call?

Bleakness abounds. Politicians with considerable power turn away. Mammon rules with asymptotically growing crudity, cruelty and excess, even without Trump in “power.” No big surprise that American “democracy” is a crock if one’s eyes are truly open to HRC’s portrayal by Wikileaks. We have learned nothing from the fascism of the past and, ironically, we … Continue reading “North Dakota Fascism – A Wake-Up Call?”

MH17 – New Raw Radar Evidence

Here is the latest addition to my long time post MH17 and Ukraine – A Continuing Study, begun in August 2014. If your curiosity is aroused by what you read below, you can find this page and much, much more, by going to the Continuing Study post (above link) and scrolling far down to the top of … Continue reading “MH17 – New Raw Radar Evidence”

Ukraine Mess: Behind The Departure of “Yats”

In view of the April resignation of sacrificial lamb, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, likely engineered by the U.S. State Department, the real ruler of the Ukraine (who put him in “power” in the first place more than two years ago in February, 2014) it seems timely to remind readers of my very detailed timeline on the tragic happenings there … Continue reading “Ukraine Mess: Behind The Departure of “Yats””

For Our Grandkids

*** Head down. Bum up. A delightful, irreverent, Aussie phrase for unthinking submission to the status quo, blind faith in the “experts.” I got the expression from a great CBC Ideas Podcast called It’s the  Economists, Stupid on the scary B.S. and hubris of this pseudo-science. Sometimes I picture a worker bending over in a field… or something … Continue reading “For Our Grandkids”

Budapest – Magical Beauty and Artistry

Monday, May 4: A dinner cruise! What an intro to Budapest! Insight Vacations had booked us on a boat of our own for a dinner cruise on the Danube on the night we arrived! We arrived in Budapest at 16:15, having left Vienna’s Museum Quarter at 12:40.  It’s a  250 km drive East. We checked … Continue reading “Budapest – Magical Beauty and Artistry”

MH17 – A Curious Lack of Curiosity

A Ukrainian-Canadian monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), who arrived at the scene while the MH17 plane’s wreckage was still smoking and stayed to help organize, described evidence of seeming machine gun fire  and none of a ground-to-air missile attack. He did so in a CBC interview with Susan Ormiston aired … Continue reading “MH17 – A Curious Lack of Curiosity”

Our First Nations Peoples – Failed Attempts To Be Us?

If the current Environmental Assessment Act is sufficient to protect all lakes and rivers, why did the government deem it necessary to include a small list of both key and posh waterways in the new Navigation Protection Act for special attention? Even the Oldman River’s process and final ruling was ignored by the Alberta government, … Continue reading “Our First Nations Peoples – Failed Attempts To Be Us?”