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Politics of Fear



Cia linkas i viena linksma “Daily Show” epizoda su
John Stewart'u - klasikinis pavyzdys ka istikruju amerikoje reiskia
“Kova su terorizmu”. Butu baisu, jaigu nebutu taip juokinga :)

Background:
Neseniai ziniose pasirode pranesimai apie suimtus septynis zmones,
kurie, kaip itariama, planavo surengti ispuoli pries garsuji Chicagos
“Sears Tower” dangoraizi. Nors grupele ir panasi i pavaziavusius
lunatikus, per spaudos konferencija atsakingos “kalbancios galvos”
pripazino kad suimti asmenys nekele gresmes ir jokiu ginklu ar
sprogmenu pas juos nerasta, ir vienintelis rysis tarp siu asmenu ir
“Sears Tower” yra tas, kad keletas is ju praeityje lankesi Chicagoje.
Visi boksto darbuotojai, turbut greit nusiramino ir viska pamirso:)

Corey Robin: “Fear. The History of a Political Idea
Social Research: “Fear: Its Political Uses and Abuses

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Everything Is Not Going To Be OK


Wow, seniai cia buvau:) Bet situo noriu pasidalinti - pries gerus metus maciau smagu Richard Linklater´io
filmuka “Waking Life”, nieko panasaus dar nebuvau mates, tipo pusiau
video pusiau animacija (roto-scoping) - zodziu filmukas uzveze, ypac
sita scena su Alex Jones:)
Tai va… neuzilgo pasirodys naujas Linkleiterio filmas “A Scanner Darkly” pastatytas pagal Phillip K. Dick´o romana. Kam patiko “Blade Runner” “Total Recall” “Minority Report” - check it out. I certainly will :D

Link: Official Site

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PR Russian Style

Neseniai Kremlius pradejo ruostis kitais metais vykstanciam G8 forumui Piteryje. Pagrindinis demesys sutelkiamas i teigiama Rusijos ivaizdzio kurima. Pvz. Lietuvoje Rusijos ivaizdis nera toks blogas,
bet amerikieciams su Rusija pirmoj eilej asocijuojasi: komunizmas, KGB,
sniegas ir mafija. Kaip rusu valdzia rengiasi pakeisti si niuru salies
“imidza” galima paskaityti cia.


 

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Kilnus melas




“Niekada taip daug nemeluojama kaip po medziokles, karo metu ir pries rinkimus” pasake vienas zymus vokieciu politikas. Tai, kad melo ir apgaules netruksta ir pries kara, parodo ne tik Irako invazija. Neseniai publikuoti NSA istoriko tyrimai atskleide jog informacija apie ivykius Tonkino ilankoje,
kuri paspartino Vietnamo karo pradzia, buvo suklastota. Sie parodymai
buvo pateikti jau 2001 metais, bet iki siol NSA juos laike “visiskai
slaptai”,  bijodama akivaizdziu paraleliu su taip vadinamu “prastu
zvalgybos darbu Irako invazijos isvakarese. (Tvirtinimai, jog Irake yra
WMD, buvo pagrindine priezastis pradeti kara prieš Iraka - “deja” masinio naikinimo ginklai taip ir nebuvo rasti).
Cia galima perskaityti pilna straipsni.

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Metalas - ateities kuras?

Kylant benzino kainoms diskusiju apie taip vadinama naftos produkcijos pika* - “Peak Oil” - pastebimai padaugejo.
Isvada viena - ateityje benzinas gali tapti per brangus, kad galetume
ji deginti automobiliuose. Kiti degalai kaip vandenilis arba dujos taip
pat gali brangti arba yra per daug pavojingi transportui. Taigi
ateities kuras, kaip teigia New Scientist straipsnis - metalas,
tiksliau nanotechnologijos pagalba labai smulkiai sumaltos metalo
dulkes.
Cia daugiau…







*Si
tema gana kontroversiali nes tiksliai niekas nezino kada ir kaip bus
pasiektas naftos produkcijos pikas. Cia keletas nuorodu- pro ir contra:




Google

ASPO Asociation for Study of Peak Oil (piko teorijos frontas, Colin J. Campbell)

Hubbert Peak (Geologo Dr. M. King Hubbert paskaiciavimai)

Hubbert Peak (Wikipedia, nuorodos)

Peak Oil (Diskusijos, forumas)



The Myth of Peak-Oil (Ekonomistu poziuris)

Beware of the “Peak Oil” Agenda (samokslo teoriku poziuris)

The End of Fossil Fuels (alternatyvaus “mokslo” p.)

How Long Will the Oil Age Last? (popular science)

The Origins of Oil and Petroleum (tipo samoksl.)

Sustainable Oil vs. Magma Oil (nafta nefosilinis kuras)

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Dr.Strangelove gavo Nobelio premija



Jau rasiau apie Kubrick´o genialia komedija
apie saltaji kara - “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying
and Love the Bomb”. Nors Kubrikas filmo pradzioje pabrezia kad “none of
the characters portrayed in this film are meant to represent any real
persons” i filmo heroju Dr.Stranglove panasus veikejas egzistuoja
istikruju. Sia savaite jam buvo suteikta Nobelio premija, tiesa ne uz
jo role kuriant karine
strategija (”atgrasinimo strategija”, “baudziamaji bombardavima“) Vietnamo karo metu, o uz jo pasiekimus ekonomikos moksluose. Cia idomus straipsnis apie Thomas C. Schelling´a….

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“I like you”


Man patinka sitas Briskeby
gabalas. Realiai jis galejo buti Bush'o videokonferencijos su kariais Irake soundtrackas. Krentant G.W. populiarumui,
amerikos prezidento komanda akivaizdziai priversta griebtis
inscenizuotos politines propagandos. Kaip rodo vakar dienos
videokonferencija - nevisada sekmingai. Cia keletas atsiliepimu
spaudoje:
link link link


Nors filmuota medziaga su kareiviu bryfingu kaip atsakyneti i klausimus
pagal paruosta scenariju buvo visiems televizijos kanalam lengvai
prieinama, Bush'o atstovas spaudai kazkodel
bande neigti fakta, kad interviu buvo inscenizuotas:


So you're saying this was not a staged conversation for PR purposes?

MR. McCLELLAN: This is an event where there's coordination that goes on
and we work closely with the Department of Defense. They worked to pull
together some troops for the President to visit with and highlight
important topics that are going on right now on the ground in Iraq. The
President is going to continue speaking out about what we're working to
achieve in Iraq and he's going to continue talking about the vital
mission that we're working to achieve there. … I just don't know if
some are suggesting that what our troops were saying was not their own
thoughts, because it clearly was.

Q Now, we all saw the event, so without getting into
what the President said and what the troops said, can you just talk
specifically to the choreography? Did the soldiers know what questions
they would be asking? Did they –

MR. McCLELLAN: No, I really can't, because we
coordinate this with the Department of Defense, and you might want to
direct questions to the Department of Defense, because when we do these
events — we appreciate all the help that they provide — the
Department of Defense takes the lead in terms of pulling some troops
together so that we can do events like this.

Q So you, personally, do not know if those soldiers rehearsed their answers before they were on air, live?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, my understanding is that someone
from the Department of Defense was talking to them ahead of time. But I
don't know — I was with the President, so —

Cia
galima paziureti istraukas is video konferencijos. Juokingiausias
momentas kai zodis suteikiamas irakieciui kareiviui: “Thank you for
everything. Thank very much for everything.” “I like you.” - trumpai ir
aiskiai.

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UNICEF Bombs Smurf Village

Siame VIDEO galima pamatyti turbut liudniausia the Smurfs
kaimelio epizoda. Ant linksmo melynu nykstuku kaimelio staiga pradeda
kristi bombos, sprogimai sunaikina pasakiska kaimeli ir tarp Smurf'u
lavonu lieka tik verkiantis Baby Smurf.
Sis trumpas bet siurpus klipas buvo sukurtas jungtiniu tautu vaiku fondo UNICEF lesu rinkimo kampanijai:

From October 2005 Unicef Belgium integrates the
Smurf® characters in their most recent fund-raising campaign. The
proceeds will go to their children project in Burundi, a country that
was devastated by years of war. Hundreds of thousands of children were
victims of this war. The bombing of the normally peaceful village of
the Smurfs will seriously impact on today’s adults - the generation
that grew up with the Smurfs - to whom the campaign is targeted. Don’t
let the war affect the lives of children. Unicef Belgium account: 000-0000055-55




Video skirtas, kaip rasoma oficialiame pranesime - suaugusiems ir yra
rodomas tik velai vakare, nes siuzetas akivaizdziai per ziaurus maziem
vaikam. Jo pirma transliacija sukele reakcija is viso pasaulio. Tik
kyla klausimas kodel animacinio filmuko heroju likimas sokiruoja labiau
negu tikri
pranesimai apie vaiku kareiviu likima Burundi ar kitose pasaulio salyse…  



iFilm.com: UNICEF Bombs Smurf Village VIDEO (2005)

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Oil in Iraq

Idomus Greg Palast reportazas:

Secret US plans for Iraq's oil

The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before
the 9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big
Oil, BBC's Newsnight has revealed.

Two years ago today - when President George Bush announced US, British
and Allied forces would begin to bomb Baghdad - protesters claimed the
US had a secret plan for Iraq's oil once Saddam had been conquered.

In fact there were two conflicting plans, setting off a hidden policy
war between neo-conservatives at the Pentagon, on one side, versus a
combination of “Big Oil” executives and US State Department
“pragmatists”.

“Big Oil” appears to have won. The latest plan,
obtained by Newsnight from the US State Department was, we learned,
drafted with the help of American oil industry consultants.

Insiders told Newsnight that planning began “within weeks” of Bush's
first taking office in 2001, long before the September 11th attack on
the US.

We saw an increase in the bombing of oil facilities and pipelines [in Iraq] built on the premise that privatisation is coming
Mr Falah Aljibury
An Iraqi-born oil industry consultant, Falah Aljibury, says he took
part in the secret meetings in California, Washington and the Middle
East. He described a State Department plan for a forced coup d'etat.

Mr Aljibury himself told Newsnight that he interviewed potential
successors to Saddam Hussein on behalf of the Bush administration.

Secret sell-off plan

The industry-favoured plan was pushed aside by a secret plan, drafted
just before the invasion in 2003, which called for the sell-off of all
of Iraq's oil fields. The new plan was crafted by neo-conservatives
intent on using Iraq's oil to destroy the Opec cartel through massive
increases in production above Opec quotas.

The sell-off was given the green light in a secret meeting in London
headed by Ahmed Chalabi shortly after the US entered Baghdad, according
to Robert Ebel.

Mr Ebel, a former Energy and CIA oil analyst, now
a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in
Washington, told Newsnight he flew to the London meeting at the request
of the State Department.

Mr Aljibury, once Ronald Reagan's
“back-channel” to Saddam, claims that plans to sell off Iraq's oil,
pushed by the US-installed Governing Council in 2003, helped instigate
the insurgency and attacks on US and British occupying forces.

“Insurgents used this, saying, 'Look, you're losing your country,
you're losing your resources to a bunch of wealthy billionaires who
want to take you over and make your life miserable,'” said Mr Aljibury
from his home near San Francisco.

“We saw an increase in the
bombing of oil facilities, pipelines, built on the premise that
privatisation is coming.”

Privatisation blocked by industry

Philip Carroll, the former CEO of Shell Oil USA who took control of
Iraq's oil production for the US Government a month after the invasion,
stalled the sell-off scheme.

Mr Carroll told us he made it
clear to Paul Bremer, the US occupation chief who arrived in Iraq in
May 2003, that: “There was to be no privatisation of Iraqi oil
resources or facilities while I was involved.”

Ariel Cohen, of the neo-conservative Heritage Foundation, told
Newsnight that an opportunity had been missed to privatise Iraq's oil
fields.

He advocated the plan as a means to help the US defeat
Opec, and said America should have gone ahead with what he called a
“no-brainer” decision.

Mr Carroll hit back, telling Newsnight,
“I would agree with that statement. To privatize would be a no-brainer.
It would only be thought about by someone with no brain.”

New
plans, obtained from the State Department by Newsnight and Harper's
Magazine under the US Freedom of Information Act, called for creation
of a state-owned oil company favoured by the US oil industry. It was
completed in January 2004 under the guidance of Amy Jaffe of the James
Baker Institute in Texas.

Formerly US Secretary of State,
Baker is now an attorney representing Exxon-Mobil and the Saudi Arabian
government.

View segments of Iraq oil plans at www.GregPalast.com

Questioned by Newsnight, Ms Jaffe said the oil industry prefers state
control of Iraq's oil over a sell-off because it fears a repeat of
Russia's energy privatisation. In the wake of the collapse of the
Soviet Union, US oil companies were barred from bidding for the
reserves.

Ms Jaffe says US oil companies are not warm to any
plan that would undermine Opec and the current high oil price: “I'm not
sure that if I'm the chair of an American company, and you put me on a
lie detector test, I would say high oil prices are bad for me or my
company.”

The former Shell oil boss agrees. In Houston, he
told Newsnight: “Many neo conservatives are people who have certain
ideological beliefs about markets, about democracy, about this, that
and the other. International oil companies, without exception, are very
pragmatic commercial organizations. They don't have a theology.”


A State Department spokesman told Newsnight they intended “to provide
all possibilities to the Oil Ministry of Iraq and advocate none”.


Greg Palast's film - the result of a joint investigation by Newsnight
and Harper's Magazine - will be broadcast on Thursday, 17 March, 2005.

Newsnight is broadcast every weekday at 10.30pm on BBC Two in the UK.

Story from BBC NEWS:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/4354269.stm



Published: 2005/03/17 15:41:31 GMT



© BBC MMV

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Garsinės haliucinacijos

BBC: “President Bush said to all of us:  'I'm driven with a
mission from God.  God would tell me, “George, go and fight those
terrorists in Afghanistan.” And I did, and then God would tell me,
“George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq …” And I did. And now, again, I
feel God's words coming to me, “Go get the Palestinians their state and
get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.” And
by God I'm gonna do it.'”

Garsinės
haliucinacijos
: Ligonis gali girdėti atskirus balsus ar pašnekesius. Verbalinės haliucinacijos būna labai įvairios, nuo
vadinamųjų “pašaukimų” (kai ligonis girdi, tarytum kažkas tartų jo
vardą ar pavardę) bei pavienių frazių, iki ištisų kalbų, kurias
priskiria vienam ar net keletui balsų. Labiausiai pavojingos
imperatyvinės (liepiamojo pobūdžio) haliucinacijos, pvz. kai ligonis
girdi paliepimą tylėti, smogti, kažką nužudyti arba pakenkti sau…
Tyrimai rodo jog dauguma žmonių
haliucinacijose girdėję balsus teigia, kad tai buvo vyrų balsai.
Garsines haliucinacijos yra dažnas šizofrenijos simptomas ir pasireiškia nuo 40 proc. iki 60 proc. žmonių, sergančių šia liga.

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