In News, Other Leaks, UK on February 1, 2013 at 10:46 PM
For the next ten years, Britain will be cashing in on military equipment worth £160 Billion. The UK government hopes to increase its war capabilities in what is being seen as an effort to prepare for further military action. Missiles, fighter jets, helicopters and drones are one of many items on their list, including the controversial trident submarine facility, which is to receive a new fleet of nuclear missiles.
Britain is facing a financial crisis and potentially a triple-dip recession. Just when the government needed to save money and cut the deficit, they instead have splashed billions of pounds on military equipment. Experts say this money on military equipment is not needed; instead it should be spent in the public sector to help society.
Chris Coverdale, an anti-war activist and lawyer says that military spending is only lawful for purposes of defence, but he sees that Britain is currently involved in aggressive wars.
Already involved in Afghanistan, Britain stepped up its military efforts by sending warplanes to assist the French in their offence on Mali. It’s the UK’s latest move of what could become a bigger military plan in North Africa.
The government’s spending plans have been constantly criticised by many analysts who believe the latest military spending is not helping the country out of recession. I asked members of the public if they thought the government made the right move. There were mixed responses.
The UK National Audit Office, which reviews public spending, warns that the costs for such equipment could be £12.5 billion higher than initially planned. Although the Defence Budget could be cut in the next few years – expenditure on military equipment will continue.
In Censorship, Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, News, Other Leaks on February 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM
The Facebook page for Jesse Ventura’s show on TruTV was started years ago by fans and accumulated almost a quarter million “likes” but the page was just taken over by the network and all the content and comments were deleted because it obviously is too controversial for the network.
In Barack Obama, Gun Control, News, Politics, USA, USA, World Revolution on February 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Earlier this week President Obama met with law enforcement from around the nation to talk about stricter gun control laws.
The hope is that with the backing of law enforcement, Congress will push through new laws the President has been calling for.
But what about law enforcement not behind the President’s plan?
There is a growing movement of county sheriffs saying they will not enforce any federal laws that violate the Second Amendment.
List of County Sheriffs That Won’t Enforce Federal Laws Violating Second Amendment
Related Link: National Sheriffs’ Association Announces They Will Not Enforce Gun Control Laws That Violate Second Amendment
In Bitcoin, Ecuador, News, Politics, Science & Technology, World Revolution on February 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM
@Truthloader Debate: Can We Govern Ourselves In A Digital Age?
Iceland MP and WikiLeaks activist Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Lead Developer of The Bitcoin Project Gavin Andersen, Community Editor at The Economist Mark Johnson, Dr. John Parkinson, and Occupy’s Naomi Colvin debate whether we can shift to direct democracy in a digital age.
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