Wednesday, June 20, 2012

20 June : World Refugee Day

Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons

Facts and Figures

At the end of 2011:
  • 42.5 million forcibly displaced people, of which
    • 5 - 7% people living with disabilities, one third of them children
  • 15.2 million were refugees, of which:
    • 46% were children under the age of 18
    • 48% were women and girls
  • 895,000 asylum-seekers
  • 26.4 million IDPs
  • 12 million stateless persons
  • 3.7 million returnees
There are several types of forcibly displaced persons. But all one one thing in common:
Every minute eight people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.
If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Stay and risk your lives? Or try to flee, and risk kidnap, rape or torture?
For many the choice is between the horrific or something worse.


A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.
Developing countries hosted four-fifths of the world’s refugees. The 48 Least Developed Countries provided asylum to 2.3 million refugees.

Asylum seeker

Asylum seekers say they are refugees and have fled their homes as refugees do, but their claim to refugee status is not yet definitively evaluated in the country to which they fled.

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who have not crossed an international border but have moved to a different region than the one they call home within their own country.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Census: Minorities now surpass whites in US births

Wage Disparity Between CEO and Workers Continues to Grow

Democracy Now report On Jun 18,2012 :

New figures show the median pay for the country’s top corporate executives increased at nearly double the rate of the average worker. According to the New York Times, the top 200 CEOs made an average $14.5 million, a 5 percent increase over 2010. Workers, on the other hand, saw a pay increase of just 2.8 percent. CEO pay has outgrown worker pay more than 127 times faster over the last three decades. The average Fortune 500 chief executive now makes 380 times more than the average worker.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Arab Spring is NOT a social - media created revolution!

Syria : Hollywood (read Main Stream Media) revolution?

America media had attempted their best to accord credence to twitter & facebook as the media that created the Arab Spring! Is it so? 

 Uploaded by enqilab on Jun 16, 2012 : Press TV talks with Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, author and historian in Washington.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Greek - Bank run

Published on Jun 15, 2012 by aston79suara : We heard of Greeks taking money out of their country & buying expensive apartments in UK especially London. Today we heard of another Greek run on the bank!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

OWS still within the US binary party choice?

Published on Jun 14, 2012 : George Martinez (Democrat) chatted up voters and shook hands with voters on Wednesday -- working to win support with each encounter.

Harga minyak di malaysia akan turun jika...

Oil prices could drop to $50 - Credit Suisse

The "Lolair" drilling platform from state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is seen off the port of Veracruz, Mexico June 7, 2012 (Reuters/Yahir Ceballo)
The worsening economic situation in Europe could bring Brent crude prices down to $50 per barrel this year, according to research prepared by Credit Suisse.
“Oil demand would deflate sharply following an acute crisis in confidence,” say Credit Suisse analysts Jan Stuart and Stefan Revielle. They predict the new phase of economic crisis to start over the summer, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The situation could become tougher than in 2008 as “global imbalances are worse and much of the available political and real capital has merely been squandered in the interim”.
However many experts estimate the $50 forecast as highly unlikely. “We have seen oil at $50 per barrel level, it’s not out of the broad realm of possibilities, but I find it difficult imagining that within the existing supply-demand environment, anyone would be taking $50 a barrel as their base case assumption,” Ilya Balabanovsky, senior oil and gas analyst at Renaissance Capital, told RT.
“At $50 dollars we can talk about broad global economic collapse. I don’t think we are anywhere close to that,” he added.
Meanwhile oil traded near the lowest closing price in eight months in New York before the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna. Brent oil for July delivery dropped 39 cents to $96.74 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, while the August future fell 40 cents to $96.32.
OPEC member, Venezuela is calling for a cut oil production to support prices. “There is overproduction, and the economic situation is bad in the euro zone,” Rafael Ramirez, the country’s Energy Minister said in an interview. “The market has a lot of oil.”

However, on Monday Brent crude grew $1.06 to $98.20 as the US Energy Department reported the country’s stockpiles had seen a surprise fall of 191,000 barrels to 384.4m barrels last week.

Apocalypse? are we heading for doom!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Eustace Mullins : Planning for 3rd War World

Published on Jun 13, 2012 : Base on a speech, by the speaker - at the Sixth International Zionist Congress, 1896 in Basel, Switzerland. (While on a speaking tour in Columbus, Ohio in January 2010, Mullins suffered a stroke. He died on February 2, 2010, aged 86, in Hockley, Texas.- wiki)

How Moro got their Name?

Uploaded by aston79suara on Jun 11, 2012 ; The mighty Moors army had defeated Spain and was driven back by Charles, the Franks' King at the battle of Tours. The Spanish saw them having the same culture as those soldiers under Lapu-lapu, who killed Ferdinand Magellan and defeated them, thus Lapu-lapu & his army were named Moro.

Hen lays purple eggs

Would you make an omlette with purple eggs? In a Palestinian town near Daharia, a rare nature phenomenon was discovered; a regular hen started laying coloured eggs. Her owner claims she did not change their nutrition, based on wheat and barley. Also, the eggs taste like normal eggs, and their colour inside is normal as well. This phenomenon has yet to be studied in a laboratory.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bizarre experiment : weighing the soul.

Published on Jun 10, 2012 : Care to try out this today, this bizarre experiment to weigh the soul carried out some 100 years ago, using humans & dogs.

Merdeka studio version of Malaysia?

Kasi Duit kopi? Kawtim!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Solar Eagle Drone

Published on Jun 4, 2012 by aston79suara : Boeing developing a solar powered drones that can stay up to 5 years.

Friday, June 1, 2012

iPad Magician

Published on Jun 1, 2012 by EUXTV : Andreas Axmann's performance at EURid's ".eu is Going Green" event in the Strasbourg European Parliament on May 23rd.