‘Reading and writing skill standards have dropped considerably along with other language skills, especially English. When it comes to actually educating children, schools are really nothing more than daycare warehouses for children to become conditioned for corporate jobs and social compliance.
What used to be taught at the high school level is now college level, and before that, high school level was once covered in grade school. Instead of focusing on what should be covered better and on essays to prove a grasp of what’s studied instead of multiple choice exams that can be cleverly manipulated by students for higher grades than deserved, the trend is now focusing on politically correct behavior.’
‘The massive insurrection against the Modi Government and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition on March 18, 2015 by the major agricultural unions of India has led to a widespread launch of lobbying regarding farmer’s rights and farmer cost of living allocations in the capital city.
According to the All India Coordination Committee of Farmers Movement (AICCFM), Modi and the NDA came to power by way of funding from the GMO lobby. The latter represents the patent holders of genetically modified seed inputs which are now promoted by programs focused on agribusiness in many emerging and developing market countries.’
‘From the looks of it, the nation’s boomtown is still booming. Big rigs, cement mixers and oil tankers still clog streets built for lighter loads. The air still smells like diesel fuel and looks like a dust bowl— all that traffic — and natural gas flares, wasted byproducts of the oil wells, still glare out at the night sky like bonfires.
Not to mention that Walmart, still the main game in town, can’t seem to get a handle on its very long lines and half empty shelves.
But life at the center of the country’s largest hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, boom has definitely changed. The jobs that brought thousands of recession-weary employment-seekers to this once peaceful corner of western North Dakota over the last five years have been drying up, even as the unemployed keep coming.”
‘Monsanto, leading the pack of chemical technology companies that have infiltrated the seed business with their patented genetically engineered (GE) seeds, has spent many years trying to rehabilitate its reputation as a producer of toxic chemicals responsible for death and suffering.
It’s not working very well however, and the reason for that is because despite the user-friendly rhetoric, they still haven’t found a moral compass that points due North. They’re still producing toxic goods, and they’re still going to extreme means to hide it.
Monsanto now refers to itself as a “sustainable agriculture” company,1 delivering agricultural products that “support farmers” around the world. But it seems Monsanto has no concept of what “sustainable” really means, as its solutions are anything but.’
‘Additional details from the investigation over Zoran Verusevski, the former head of Macedonia UBK State Security agency, reveal that he was discussing the possibility of a Ukrainian style protests that would bring down the Government in Macedonia and bring the opposition SDSM party in power.
Verusevski, who held high positions in the security services appointed by SDSM, is charged, together with SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and several others, of trying to blackmail the Government to bring SDSM into the ruling coalition, and also of cooperating with foreign intelligence agencies.’
‘Tunisians have held a mass rally against terrorism attended by tens of thousands of people including some world leaders, as the country is reeling from a recent terror attack that killed close to dozens in the national museum, Press TV reports.
Tens of thousands of Tunisians took to the streets in the capital Tunis on Sunday to protest against terrorism and the spread of hatred in the North African country.
The international march, which was attended by foreign diplomats and world leaders, was organized by the authorities following the March 18 attack by ISIL Takfiri militants on the Bardo museum which left 21 foreign tourists and a Tunisian officer dead.’
‘At least 35 people have lost their lives and dozens of others sustained injuries as Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with its airstrikes against neighboring Yemen.
Doctor Ali Sarieh, director of medical emergencies at the Yemeni Health Ministry, told the official military news service, 26september, on Sunday that Saudi airborne attacks on Yemen killed 35 people and wounded 88 others overnight.
He added that the Saudi military aircraft pounded areas in Sana’a province, where Ansarullah revolutionaries are in charge of the embattled seat of government, as well as the northwestern and western provinces of Sa’ada and Hudaydah.’
‘Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again criticized a potential emerging nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, saying the dangerous accord goes beyond what the Tel Aviv regime had feared.
“The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne [Switzerland] confirms our concerns and even worse,” Netanyahu told a weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday.
He claimed that Israel had “strong and continuing bipartisan support “from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the United States, adding, “I expressed to them our deep concern over the agreement being formulated with Iran in the nuclear talks.”’
‘Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Belgian capital city of Brussels to protest against the government’s austerity measures.
Some 17,000 Belgians coming from various cities participated in the protest rally on Sunday, police sources said.
A number of the protesters shouted slogans like, “Yes, there is an alternative” to government savings. They also called for a fair tax system and a better distribution of government spending.’