Posts Tagged ‘power’

New research shows the power of putting your opponent in a bind

Image Credit: FT montage / Reuters At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, 1982, the streets of Swidnik, a small town in southeast Poland, suddenly became crowded. People strolled and chatted. Some carted their TV sets around in wheelbarrows or baby strollers. The residents of Swidnik had not gone insane. They were protesting the lies and […]

FNC’s Carlson: Biden ‘Irrational’ Vaccine Demands ‘About Power’ — ‘It Is Dominance and Submission’

Monday, FNC’s Tucker Carlson opened his first program since President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate announcement last week with a scathing critique of the president and his administration. Carlson argued Biden’s gesture had more to do with power and dominance over the public than improving the lives of Americans. CARLSON: The COVID vaccines aren’t like other […]

NYC Subway Breakdown Blamed on ‘Power Off’ Button Being Hit

NEW YORK—A recent power outage that disrupted half of New York City’s subway system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers was likely caused by someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button, according to investigations released Friday. Outside investigators looking into the disruption on the night of Aug. 29 said there was a […]

Carney: 20 Years Ago Whitney Houston Reminded Us of the Power of the Flag, the Anthem, and America

One week after the September 11th attacks, the air in New York City was still poisoned, the sickening smell of the still-burning ruins of the World Trade Center drifting up through Manhattan’s streets and cursing us with coughs and cancers. The stench was a constant reminder that the evil dart of the planes into the […]

Democrat Budget Committee Chairman: ‘We Have Power to Create as Much $$ as We Need to Spend’

One Democrat lawmaker’s solution to combating money troubles in the United States is to simply create more out of thin air. “We are not broke as a nation. We are not bankrupt. We can’t go bankrupt. We absolutely cannot go bankrupt because we have the power to create as much money as we need to […]

Afghanistan: Is US Cooperation with the Taliban Power Possible?

Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has bravely stated that “it is possible” the United States will seek to coordinate with the Taliban (banned in Russia) “counterterrorist strikes against DAESH (a terrorist group banned in Russia) fighters or others.” First of all, Al-Qaeda (banned in territory of the Russian Federation), […]

How Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan View the Change of Power in Afghanistan

It is well known than the majority of the population in Afghanistan are Pashtuns: according to rough estimates, about 45% of the country’s 40 million people are Pashtuns. Pashtuns play a leading role in the social and political life of the state, and this ethnic group is predominantly a member of the Islamist terrorist movement […]

Buried Power Of The Seven Dolls At Maya Dzibilchaltún

What makes Dzibilchaltún so perplexing, are the seven crudely made clay figurines found buried below the altar in what has become known as the Temple of the Seven Dolls. At its peak Dzibilchaltún, which means “ where there is writing on flat stones ,” was one of the oldest settlements of the north-western Maya lowlands […]

Opinion | No, Afghanistan Is Not the End of American Power

What does it say that we couldn’t match that? “America’s great retreat,” Robin Wright writes in the New Yorker, “is at least as humiliating as the Soviet Union’s withdrawal in 1989, an event that contributed to the end of its empire and Communist rule.” She believes it may serve as “a bookend for the era […]

Power in Words: Convicting the Cabal That Hurts Us All

Did you know that Russia is in a ruthless pursuit of geopolitical, strategic, commercial, and economic interests in Africa and beyond? This is how western think tanks and other organizations aligned with the liberal order frame Russian foreign policy, Russians, and especially Vladimir Putin. Funny, isn’t it, how one word can make all the difference. […]

Ida’s sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline

New Orleans officials announced seven places around the city people could get a meal and sit in air conditioning. Edwards said that state officials likewise were working to set up places to distribute food, water and ice, but that it wouldn’t start Tuesday. The governor’s office also said discussions were underway about establishing cooling stations […]

Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

The damage was so extensive that officials warned it could be weeks before the power grid was repaired. President Joe Biden met virtually on Monday with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves along with mayors from cities and parishes most impacted by Hurricane Ida to receive an update on the storm’s […]

Heavy storm hits Croatian island, causes power cuts

A heavy storm descended on the Croatian island of Mljet early Saturday morning causing power outage and some disruptions in ferry traffic. Lightning hit some of the power facilities on the island leaving villages and resorts without electricity into the morning. After the scorching heat that hit parts of the Balkans and the Mediterranean this […]

Pro-Palestine political advocacy groups are building political power in Washington D.C.

Subscribe: Overcast / Apple / Google / Spotify / Stitcher / TuneIn / Deezer Just a few years ago the idea of a pro-Palestine political action group in Washington D.C. seemed ridiculous. But U.S. politics around Palestine are shifting and a number of political advocacy groups have sprung up recently. The latest grows out of […]

Adding Fuel to Fire: The Politics of Power Outages in Gaza

August 20, 2021 Source BY YOUSEF ALJAMAL The continuing electricity crisis in Gaza means that it is only a matter of time before another Palestinian family dies in a fire caused by candles. A Palestinian boy holds a candle during a protest against power cuts on November 3, 2013 in Gaza City. Gaza’s lone power plant […]

Debtors’ Unions: Indebtedness As A Source Of Collective Power

Above Photo: Terry Laban. With Nearly Three Out Of Four Households Carrying Some Kind Of Debt, Debtors’ Unions Are Reframing Indebtedness As A Shared Problem And A Source Of Collective Power. debt•ors’ un•ion noun 1. A group of people fighting for the renegotiation and cancellation of debts, and for universal public goods. So, like a labor union for debtors? […]

Scientists Are On the Edge of a Fusion Power Breakthrough

Fusion energy — to many, the holy grail of sustainable energy — is on the edge of its next breakthrough. Using a powerful laser at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in California, researchers managed to heat up a peppercorn-sized sample of two hydrogen isotopes well past the temperature of the Sun’s core, a process known […]

In the Shadows of the American Century – The Rise and Decline of US Global Power

In the Shadows of the American Century – The Rise and Decline of US Global Power. ALfred W. McCoy. Haymarket Books, Chicago. 2017 Reading “In the Shadows of the American Century” is a bit of an up and down ride. The best part of the book for personal interest concerning the author is the Introduction. […]

Afghanistan: EU, US and UK demand ‘those in positions of power’ facilitate evacuations

More than 70 countries worldwide including European Union member states on Sunday evening called on all parties currently involved in Afghanistan to “respect and facilitate” the departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave. “Given the deteriorating security situation, we support, are working to secure, and call on all parties to respect and […]

PG&E announces initiative to submerge 10,000-miles of power lines to lessen risk of wildfires in California

Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images The Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently announced a large-scale initiative to submerge at least 10,000 miles of power lines underground to help lessen the wildfires in High Fire Threat Districts throughout Northern and Central California. This multi-year safety effort will “further harden its system and help prevent wildfires.” PG&E’s new […]

Lake Oroville Hydro Power Plant Shut Down Due To drought

Lake Oroville Hydro Power Plant Shut Down Due To droughtPublished on August 10, 2021Written by zerohedge.com One of California’s most important hydroelectric plants has ceased operations due to falling water levels, according to the Department of Water Resources (DWR). On Wednesday, Lake Oroville fell to a record low of 642-feet above mean sea level. By Thursday, the […]

U.S. Vows To Isolate Taliban If They Take Power By Force

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. peace envoy brought a warning to the Taliban on Tuesday that any government that comes to power through force in Afghanistan won’t be recognized internationally after a series of cities fell to the insurgent group in stunningly quick succession. Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy, traveled to Doha, Qatar, where […]

Opinion | Why Are Democrats Celebrating Biden’s Evictions Power Grab?

Indeed, Biden’s handiwork is being celebrated as courageous and compassionate. What can he do as follow-up? Suspend habeas corpus? Quarter troops in people’s homes? Biden’s eviction moratorium is of a piece with similar executive power grabs by his predecessors, particularly Barack Obama’s DACA and Donald Trump’s repurposing of military funding to the border wall. That […]

Authoritarians Drunk on Power: It Is Time to Recalibrate the Government

“The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but […]

Godlike Power and Monster Malevolence: Mishipizheu of Lake Superior

In Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976 song  The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald , he figuratively blames the sinking of that ship on the “witch” of November. Folks more familiar with Ojibway mythology might, however, have pointed to Mishipizheu, one of the most important of the underground mythological creatures of the Northeastern and Midwestern North American tribes. […]

Klaus Schwab: Cyberattack Worse than COVID-19 Crisis – Power Grid Down, Banking Offline

That’s right – appearances to the contrary notwithstanding, Klaus Schwab had a mother. After she was married to Klaus’ father, her surname was “Schwab”. But before that, her name was (drum roll, please)…Rothschild.And we’re not talking about the Brooklyn Rothschilds. We’re talking about the Frankfurt Rothschilds, the proprietors of a vast international banking empire with […]

‘Radicals Are Seizing Power’: Donald Trump Warns of Communism in the U.S.

Former President Donald Trump warned of encroaching communism in the U.S. during a speech on Saturday. “What’s happening to our country has sadly happened to many others. We are at the beginning of a communist system,” Trump said while speaking in Arizona at Turning Point Action. “Radicals are seizing power and destroying everything we hold dear […]

Iranian Navy fleet shows off power in Saint Petersburg

Iranian Navy fleet shows off power in Saint Petersburg – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — At the request of the Russian defense minister, two Iranian warships have participated in the Russian naval parade, which began on Sunday. Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said on Saturday that two warships docked at Saint Petersburg. Iran’s Navy Commander Rear […]

Kayaktivists Are Working To Permanently Close Coal Power Plant

Julie Macuga paints two scenes when describing the Merrimack River – the first as a scenic site, where kayakers and canoers alike can float in nature. The second image is an ugly industrial site crowding the waterway with tall, brown smokestacks spewing clouds of carbon, polluting the water and air. “It’s this beautiful place and […]

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