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Brexit and Chimes & Me

Posted on 11/09/2018

What sort of Brexit is this?

  This is really bad news

James Williams makes comment throughout this video which falls into two basic subjects: 1) Brexit 2) Why and how James came to set up Chimes Media.

On Brexit, the UK is to hand over £40bn of taxpayers’ money for two-thirds of nothing.

The EU’s, Michel Barnier, has already made it clear that the Chequers plan is “dead in the water” and Theresa May needs to come up with something better.

Barnier went on to say “We do not need more time. What we need are political decisions”.

After strong criticism of Theresa May and her leadership, James Williams then goes on to where he explains his participation in politics, media and advocacy work. He reveals his hopes for the future of Chimes Media.

 

“From what I can deduce,” says James Williams, “the UK Government’s Brexit white paper covers four areas:

  • economic partnership,
  • security partnership,
  • future areas of cooperation such as aviation and nuclear power, and
  • the frameworks needed to enforce the agreement.

The problem is that most of those in political power have no experience of the real world and how to negotiate at a business level.

Our politicians and most of the media class are nothing more than arrogant buffoons who think they know it all, but are unskilled and clueless.”

James Williams (CEO of Chimes Media)

 

Bahraini attorney general charges 13 anti-regime activists with terrorism

Posted on 30/08/2018

Thousands of Anti-regime Protesters have held Demonstrations

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Bahrain’s attorney general says officials have charged 13 anti-regime protesters with terrorism offenses as the ruling Al Khalifah regime does not shy away from its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

“Charges of forming and funding a terrorist cell have been filed against six persons in custody and another seven charged in absentia,” attorney general Ahmad al-Hamadi said on Thursday.

 

Hamadi said the convicts had affiliation to the February 14 Youth Coalition — an opposition protest movement named after the date of the beginning of a popular uprising against the Manama regime.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.

They are demanding that the Al Khalifah regime relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.

Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.

BahrainStudentScores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown.

On March 5, 2017, Bahrain’s parliament approved the trial of civilians at military tribunals in a measure blasted by human rights campaigners as being tantamount to imposition of an undeclared martial law countrywide.

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah ratified the constitutional amendment on April 3 last year.

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Death of a Nation

Posted on 29/08/2018

James Williams: When everything you have been taught is a lie.

 

THE MYTH OF NIXON’S “SOUTHERN STRATEGY”

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DINESH D’SOUSA

Originally posted at The Hill
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Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats for the first time. Can Trump—and we—come together and save America for the second time?

The Democratic Party’s claim to be the party of the good guys, while the Republicans are the party of the bad guys, hinges on the tale of Richard Nixon’s so-called Southern Strategy. According to this narrative, advanced by progressive historians, Nixon orchestrated a party switch on civil rights by converting the racists in the Democratic Party—the infamous Dixiecrats—into Republicans. And now, according to a recent article in The New Republic, President Trump is the “true heir, the beneficiary of the policies the party has pursued for more than half a century.”

Yes, this story is in the textbooks and on the history channel and regularly repeated in the media, but is it true? First, no one has ever given a single example of an explicitly racist pitch by Nixon during his long career. One might expect that a racist appeal to the Deep South actually would have to be made, and to be understood as such. Yet, quite evidently none was.

So progressives insist that Nixon made a racist “dog whistle” appeal to Deep South voters. Evidently he spoke to them in a kind of code. Really? Is it plausible that Nixon figured out how to communicate with Deep South racists in a secret language? Do Deep South bigots, like dogs, have some kind of heightened awareness of racial messages—messages that are somehow indecipherable to the media and the rest of the country?

This seems unlikely, but let’s consider the possibility. Progressives insist that Nixon’s appeals to drugs and law and order were coded racist messaging. Yet when Nixon ran for president in 1968 the main issue was the Vietnam War. One popular Republican slogan of the period described the Democrats as the party of “acid, amnesty, and abortion.” Clearly there is no suggestion here of race.

Nixon’s references to drugs and law and order in 1968 were quite obviously directed at the antiwar protesters who had just disrupted the Democratic Convention in Chicago. His target was radical activists such as Abbie Hoffman and Bill Ayers. Nixon scorned the hippies, champions of the drug culture such as Timothy Leary, and draft-dodgers who fled to Canada. The vast majority of these people were white.

Nixon had an excellent record on civil rights. He supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was an avid champion of the desegregation of public schools. The progressive columnist Tom Wicker wrote in the New York Times, “There’s no doubt about it—the Nixon administration accomplished more in 1970 to desegregate Southern school systems than had been done in the 16 previous years or probably since. There’s no doubt either that it was Richard Nixon personally who conceived and led the administration’s desegregation effort.”

Upon his taking office in 1969, Nixon also put into effect America’s first affirmative action program. Dubbed the Philadelphia Plan, it imposed racial goals and timetables on the building trade unions, first in Philadelphia and then elsewhere. Now, would a man seeking to build an electoral base of Deep South white supremacists actually promote the first program to legally discriminate in favor of blacks? This is absurd.

Nixon barely campaigned in the Deep South. His strategy, as outlined by Kevin Phillips in his classic work, The Emerging Republican Majority, was to target the Sunbelt, the vast swath of territory stretching from Florida to Nixon’s native California. This included what Phillips terms the Outer or Peripheral South.

Nixon recognized the South was changing. It was becoming more industrialized, with many northerners moving to the Sunbelt. Nixon’s focus, Phillips writes, was on the non-racist, upwardly-mobile, largely urban voters of the Outer or Peripheral South. Nixon won these voters, and he lost the Deep South, which went to Democratic segregationist George Wallace.

And how many racist Dixiecrats did Nixon win for the GOP? Turns out, virtually none. Among the racist Dixiecrats, Strom Thurmond of South Carolina was the sole senator to defect to the Republicans—and he did this long before Nixon’s time. Only one Dixiecrat congressman, Albert Watson of South Carolina, switched to the GOP. The rest, more than 200 Dixiecrat senators, congressmen, governors and high elected officials, all stayed in the Democratic Party.

The progressive notion of a Dixiecrat switch is a myth. Yet it is myth that continues to be promoted, using dubious case examples. Though the late Sens. Jesse Helms of North Carolina and John Tower of Texas and former Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott all switched from the Democratic Party to the GOP, none of these men was a Dixiecrat.

The South, as a whole, became Republican during the 1980s and 1990s. This had nothing to do with Nixon; it was because of Ronald Reagan and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America. The conservative appeal to patriotism, anti-communism, free markets, pro-life and Christianity had far more to do with the South’s movement into the GOP camp than anything related to race.

Yet the myth of Nixon’s Southern Strategy endures—not because it’s true, but because it conveniently serves to exculpate the crimes of the Democratic Party. Somehow the party that promoted slavery, segregation, Jim Crow and racial terrorism gets to wipe its slate clean by pretending that, with Nixon’s connivance, the Republicans stole all their racists. It’s time we recognize this excuse for what it is: one more Democratic big lie.

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Algeria confirms second death from cholera, epidemic spreading to new areas

Posted on 26/08/2018

Dubai: The Algerian Health authority confirmed on Saturday that two people have died of cholera, while 139 have been hospitalized as the epidemic spreads to new areas.

“A 77-year-old woman died on Friday night and the tests proved that the cause of death was due to cholera,” Jamal Furar, Director-General of Preventative Diseases at the Algerian Ministry of Health, said at a news conference after meeting with officials from several ministries to assess the situation late on Saturday.

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Furar added, “[The] cases were in four states: Algiers, Tebessa, Blida and Bouira, and the outbreak was linked to water contamination.”

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Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria, and it is most frequently transmitted through contaminated water sources.

In recent months, several cases of water contamination have been reported in Algerian media, from contaminated water wells and sanitation problems to fruits and vegetables being irrigated with wastewater.

Algeria’s last major cholera outbreak was in 1979, when more than 94 people died.

Public anger rose as authorities delayed announcing the outbreak even though dozens have been hospitalised since the beginning of last week. Algerians accused the health minister, who at first spoke of 88 cases of food poisoning on August 20 at a press conference, of negligence.

On August 23, when the first man died, the official story being touted was still of food poisoning.

Several doctors quoted by the Algerian media accused the authorities of trying to cover up the spread of the disease and delay the announcement. They confirmed to media that they notified officials when the first symptoms began to show in some patients.

Hashtag “cholera in Algeria” has been trending on Twitter as Algerians took to social media to express their anger and ridicule authorities after the Director-General of Pasteur Institute, Dr Zubayr Harth, presented the initial information on the disease, stressing that Algeria is not the only country suffering from cholera. “It is in Yemen, Niger and Chad. Many countries have developed cholera and do not announce it … while our policy in Algeria is transparency and it took political courage from authorities to announce the outbreak,” he had said.

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Weird Underwater Phenomena

Posted on 26/08/2018

Alien spacecraft

140,000 year old Alien Ship

An object straight out of Star Wars was discovered by Swedish explorer Peter Lindberg’s crew at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Dating techniques suggest it’s 140,000 years old! Many believe it to be remnants of a UFO crash.

 

 

Strange sounds

Lava in Water

A distinct, unidentifiable sound was recorded by scientists in 1991. Since its first recording, ‘the sound’ has been detected in areas all across the Pacific Ocean. Scientists believe it is the sound of lava coming into contact with ocean water, but they just aren’t sure.

 

Real-life sea monsters

Great White Shark

Recently, a 9 foot-long great white shark’s tag washed up onto the shore, bloody and battered. Scientists concluded that the shark was eaten by an unknown, larger sea creature.

  •  Comment: This one I remember from a few years back. The scientists monitoring I believe said that the shark had been swimming within about 30 feet of the surface and suddenly took a massive dive into the depths well below its normal range. The suggestion was that a giant squid may have grabbed it.

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