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Hollywood remakes Red Dawn a simplistic jingoistic movie with China as the enemy

An MGM remake of the 1984 film "Red Dawn" -- this time, with the Chinese and the Russians as the enemies -- has drawn sharp criticism from one of the leading Chinese state-run newspapers two days in a row America needs an enemy to support its military complex, if they can't find one then they just manufacturer one When are people going to see the world as it is instead of through the simplistic jingoistic messages portrayed by Hollywood "US reshoots Cold War movie to demonize Ch

Watch the peaceful protesters beating up Israeli soldiers with clubs, poles and weapons - video

This video shows just how 'peaceful' the protesters were As each solder reaches the deck of the ship they are set upon by people and beaten, with one being thrown over the side Also read this excellent article on the outcome of this episode http://wwwstratforcom/weekly/20100531_flotillas_and_wars_public_opinion [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/0IHb8VeV46M&hl=en_US&fs=1&[/flash] A few minutes before the takeover attempt aboard the Marmara got underway, the operati

Teachers stories are true: Students are worse now than in the past

Teachers always lament over students that they only care for themselves, that they are self obsessed and harder to motivate Well research shows that this might be based in fact Students today are less emphatic, and more narcissistic than those in the past Basically not only are they more uncaring, they don't even care that they are seen as uncaring College students who hit campus after 2000 have empathy levels that are 40% lower than those who came before them, according to a stunning

New Coke Freestyle machines deliver 104 different flavors - video

It might be a long wait until you see one but the new Coca-Cola freestyle drink machine is going to hit the big time with 104 user-controlled flavors The Coke Freestyle is innovative, and involves cooperation from some seriously big names in design Pininfarina and Dean Kamen to name but two The device is essentially a ground-up reinvention of the decades-old free-standing drinks dispenser, with its crates of flavor syrup, chilling equipment and water supply, ready to spew out two or thr

Psychological differences between Islamic and Western societies

A psychologist who has worked with over 150 young Muslim criminals compares the differences between the Islamic mindset and the Western mindset Why Islam will never fit in in the west A must read for anyone wanting to investigate the sources of Islam / Western societies issues After having consulted with 150 young Muslim clients in therapy and 100 Danish clients who, on average, shared the same age and social background as their Muslim inmates, my findings were that the Muslims’ cultu

Explosive traces found on sunken S.Korea warship - and in other news 50,000 NK troops gather on the border

Two separate articles, one emerging agenda Is North Korea provoking war with South Korea, now that its troops are in place Traces of explosive from a torpedo have been found on debris from a sunken South Korean warship, fuelling suspicions that North Korea sank the vessel, a report said Thursday Aluminium fragments from a torpedo casing have also been found, Dong-A Ilbo newspaper quoted a member of a team investigating the blast as saying President Lee Myung-Bak hinted Tuesday that

Life in Iran - Suntanned women will be arrested

Women with suntans are violating Islamic law and will be arrested in Iran, the capital city's police chief said on Wednesday [quote]The public expects us to act firmly and swiftly if we see any social misbehavior by women, and men, who defy our Islamic values In some areas of north Tehran we can see many suntanned women and young girls who look like walking mannequins We are not going to tolerate this situation and will first warn those found in this manner and then arrest and imprison t

50 dead from new killer fungus in the USA

A potentially deadly airborne fungus, widely dubbed the killer fungus, has infected more than 50 people in the US and is expected to spread from the Pacific Northwest where it first surfaced The killer fungus, which first surfaced in Canada in 1999, appeared in the US in Washington in early 2006 Since then, reports of cases have occurred in Oregon and Northern California [quote]We wouldn't recommend that people change their habits in any way We wouldn't recommend people stay indo

Living in Johannesburg - video documentary of life in the city leading up to the 2010 World Cup

Johannesburg is the largest economic metropolis in Africa Downtown Johannesburg, however, is one of the world's most violent places Most office buildings have been vacated or squatted and are occupied by various groups of illegal Africans from neighbouring countries Thousands of fortune seekers are trying to build a new life in this anarchist urban jungle Meanwhile, the city is preparing for the World Cup soccer 2010, an important opportunity for Johannesburg to present itself to the w

US Military warn of fuel shortages in only 3 to 5 years

The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact Looks like its worth spending money on a more fuel efficient car when you upgrade next The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command, comes as the price of petrol in Britain reaches record levels and the cost of crude is predicted to soon top $100 a

Mexican narcotic gang attacks house - police video

Narcotics gang in 15 vehicles gets all coked up before attacking a house in Mexico Killed 7 people including two children [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/HmujL0GqZkk&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0[/flash] Article, translated by google http://translategooglecom/translatejs=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwwweluniversalcommx%2Fnotas%2F666193html&sl=es&tl=en However it could be that the 'gang' is actually the

One in 10 Chinese restaurants use poisonous waste oil for cooking

A recent student investigation in Wuhan has revealed 2-3 million tons of swill oil, usually sold as pig feed ends up in take away meals each year This is not recycled cooking oil as in the proper way, but stuff from the country's drains and gutters treated to look like edible cooking oil in a lucrative night-time operation One of the components of this swill oil is aflatoxin, a potent carcinogen This 'distilled sewage' is then sold on, and the study estimates one in 10 of China's

A Fitness Trainer tells what he has learned about health and fitness

A health and fitness trainer lists the things he has learned over the years about getting and staying fit and healthy Its a very good list with some unique points [list] [] Diet is 85% of where results come from…for muscle and fat loss Many don’t focus here enough [] Working out too much doesn’t lead to good results…hence most people are still struggling after years of hard effort and little return [] Most people do not lift heavy enough to make stronger muscles [] It’s n

Toyota Pruis in stuck accelerator accident - doubts about its authenticity appear - its a scam

It was a scam, see the last post The driver of a Toyota Prius says he was taken on a wild ride Monday after the car's accelerator became stuck, reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph on a winding, hilly portion of a southern California interstate Whats important to note from this article is that the owner says its [b]not the mat[/b] This is what people have been saying to a long time, its a problem in the software, not in the hardware The driver, Jim Sikes, said he was traveling east o

U.S. counterintelligence planned to take out Wikileaks

This document is a classifed SECRET/NOFORN 32 page US counterintelligence investigation into WikiLeaks and concludes that the possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the US government are providing sensitive or classified information to Wikileaksorg cannot be ruled out'' It concocts a plan to fatally marginalize the organization [quote]Since WikiLeaks uses trust as a center of gravity by protecting the anonymity and identity of the insiders, lea
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