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Greece debt crisis: vote yes to stay in the euro, says Juncker

Turmoil hits the financial world as Greek banks are shut for a week, triggering a new phase of the eurozone crisis

Now ISIS brings its terror to Egypt AS WELL AS TUNISIA.

The brutal video comes just hours after a devastating car bomb injured one of Egypt’s top prosecutors, Hisham the tourist could be next.

-SPAIN SUN SEA SAND ,TINTO DE VERANO,SAFE, SECURE , NATIVES, HAPPY FRIENDLY HOSPITABLE.GOOD VALUE ,Why go elswhere and get shot at , banks closed at a moments notice .Have faith in the only true religion,the spanish people they care about you and want you to be happy and enjoy their beautiful country.

From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us World View: Tony Blair is still pilloried for the decisions he took over Iraq. David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging

Few recall that David Cameron led Britain into one war in Libya that overthrew Gaddafi, but was disastrous for most Libyans. Without this conflict, the drowned bodies of would-be emigrants to Europe would not be washing up in their hundreds on Libyan beaches. To get the full flavour of what went wrong, it is worth watching a YouTube clip of Cameron grandstanding on a balcony in Benghazi on 15 September 2011, as he lauds Libya’s new freedom. Then turn to almost any recent film of Benghazi or Tripoli showing militias battling in streets and buildings shattered by shellfire.

Another scene worth revisiting via YouTube is the House of Commons on 29 August 2013, when Cameron lost the vote which would have opened the door to British military intervention in Syria. Ostensibly this was in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Damascus, but would have had an effect only if it had turned into a Libyan-type air campaign to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. There is every reason to believe that al-Qaeda-type movements would have filled the vacuum and Syria would have descended even deeper into anarchy.

Reports that IS is getting weaker in Iraq is wishful thinking as shown by its capture of most of Ramadi (AP)Reports that IS is getting weaker in Iraq is wishful thinking as shown by its capture of most of Ramadi (AP)

What is striking here is not so much that Cameron never seemed to have much idea about what was going on in Libya or Syria as the degree to which his culpability has never been an issue. Contrast this with the way in which Tony Blair is still pilloried for the decisions he took over going to war in Iraq in 2003. Focus on the decisions taken in the lead-up to the invasion has become a national obsession in which Blair is a scapegoat, as if most of the British establishment and popular opinion did not support him at the time. Admittedly this support was partly the result of concocted evidence about Saddam Hussein’s non-existent WMD, but there is something absurd about the fact that it is almost impossible these days to meet a diplomat or a general who does not claim to have been deeply, if silently, opposed to the whole venture at the time.

A problem about this obsession with the events of 2002 and 2003 is that they have led to amnesia about what happened subsequently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even the mourning for soldiers killed in these two wars treats them as if they were victims of a natural catastrophe rather casualties in conflicts which were the result of political decision-making. This is deeply convenient for the governments responsible since they don’t have to answer too many questions about their war aims and why they failed to achieve them.

It was at this very moment that the British Army, supported by Tony Blair and the government, decided that it might be better – and possibly safer – to show support for US foreign policy in Afghanistan rather than Iraq. Unfortunately, it was decided to demonstrate this solidarity in Helmand province, where the British military presence largely provoked a war with local Afghans in which 453 British military personnel were killed, 247 had limbs amputated and £40bn was spent to no particular end. It has always seemed to me that too much attention is given to the decision to join the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and not enough to who was responsible for subsequent policies in Iraq and Afghanistan that were based on self-serving fantasies and could only end in frustration and defeat.

British governments have got away with these self-inflicted disasters by not thinking about them very much and hoping that nobody else does. The bias against admitting that anything went wrong has even taken the extreme form of not analysing and learning lessons from past mistakes by closing down or marginalising research facilities. A curious feature of covering these wars in the Middle East since 9/11 is how many British journalists and how few diplomats and soldiers have covered these conflicts for 10 or 20 years. The failings of short-term deployment are well known but nothing much seems to be done. Well into the Iraq war a friend at the Foreign Office found that “my knowledge of Arabic and Farsi definitely held back my career as a diplomat”. Military officers leaving Helmand have similarly found that knowledge gained on the battlefield is at a discount.

In Yemen, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has seized its own airport and most of a province (AP)In Yemen, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has seized its own airport and most of a province (AP)

The fact that Cameron suffered such little damage from his brushes with Middle East wars in Libya and Syria is indicative of a general sense that we are well out of it. True, British aircraft are carrying out strikes against Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq, but this is a largely symbolic involvement, as a glance at a list of airstrikes carried out by the RAF in March shows. The strikes are few in number and may involve eliminating a single bunker or vehicle. Given that Isis covers an area the size of Great Britain, this not an impressive record.

The Conservative government escapes blame for recent debacles in the Middle East because few in Britain want greater military involvement. But we cannot ignore the region because, while we may not go to the Middle East, the Middle East and its crises will come to us. The seven wars being fought in Muslim countries between Pakistan and north-east Nigeria are getting worse, not better. In all, seven al-Qaeda type movements are getting stronger. In Yemen last week, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) seized its own airport and most of a province. In Iraq and Syria, reports that Isis is getting weaker are wishful thinking as shown by its capture of most of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

Politicians may not talk about it, but these conflicts are bound to affect Britain because some jihadis will ask themselves why they should go all the way to Syria and Iraq to wage jihad when they can more easily do it at home. Attention-grabbing atrocities against targets such as Lee Rigby or Charlie Hebdo are impossible to foresee or to prevent, whatever the degree of domestic security.

The US and Europe may think they can safely retreat to the sidelines of wars in the Middle East that they have either provoked, prolonged or made no effort to stop, but they will inevitably find out that they are wrong.

The White Poppy for Peace Campaign A new “Freedom Flotilla” is scheduled to embark for Gaza

A new “Freedom Flotilla” is scheduled to embark for Gaza in two months’ time, organisers said on Tuesday.

The voyage is scheduled to begin in the first half of the year, which means the flotilla could set sail within weeks, Mazen Kahel, an organiser with the European Campaign to end the Siege on Gaza, told MEE.

Like its 2010 predecessor, this year’s flotilla aims to challenge Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip which has been in place since 2007.

Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki has given his “full support” to the mission. He is expected to take part and will be on one of the boats, several organisers have confirmed.“Marzouki has always been engaged with the cause and has openly supported the Palestinians in his time of power,” Kahel told MEE.

Negotiations are currently underway with other political, religious and business figures, but their names have yet to be confirmed and will be announced at a later date, Kahel added.

Activists from across Europe, the US and the Middle East will participate in the flotilla, organised by a string of civil society groups and NGOs working under the Freedom Flotilla Coalition.”

Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki is expected to take part, organisers said.

Age of sexual consent-legality

In criminal law, the age of consent (AOC) is the age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any legal contract or behavior regulated by law, including sexual acts with another person. In most jurisdictions, the Age of Consent is violated when an adult has intercourse with an individual who has not reached that jurisdiction’s AOC. In other jurisdictions, the AOC is a minimum age for any type of sexual conduct, and two minor participants can violate a jurisdiction’s AOC. The crime and penalties for an AOC violation varies based on jurisdiction, the age of the older actor and the difference between the two actors. Charges may range from a relatively low level misdemeanor such as “corruption of a minor” to statutory rape (which is considered equivalent to rape, both in severity and sentencing.) Some jurisdictions have a second age of consent that is relevant in situations when the adult actor is in a position of authority over the minor (affecting teachers, coaches, principals, health professionals, police officers, family members.) Though some areas allow certain ages that can have sexual intercourse with someone over or under the age of consent but by only a few years (usually 3-4 years)

According to the Israeli Penal Code of 1977 the age of consent in Israel is 16 for any form of sexual relations involving penetration. A special case arises when a person aged 14 or 15 had sexual relations with an older partner; in this case the older partner would be exempt of criminal liability if three conditions are met: the age difference between the partners was less than three years, the younger partner gave consent and the act was done out of “regular friendly relations” and without the abuse of power.

However, if the male is over 18 years , it is illegal to have sexual relations with a female under 18.The act is then regarded as statuary rape.If the act has taken place in another region /country the actor can still be charged.Regardless of time limitations,with or without the consent of the other party.With the admission of the said actor of the act taking place.The party concerned would be arrested on entry to Israel and incarcerated without bail till the case was brought to trial. Exclusions-The actor or actors have to be of the Jewish faith,the information has to be certified and on file.If the actor is not of Jewish extraction the actor concerned would be refused entry and detained and incarcerated till deportation has been effected.





Amazing Facts You Need To Know About Marijuana

By Steven Bancarz| Drugs are our weakness as a species.  There is no denying this.  Alcohol, tobacco, sugar, caffeine, cocaine, and cannabis are just some which are most commonly used.  Not everyone likes to smoke cannabis, and that’s ok.  I personally use it very sparingly at a rate of a few times a month.  Like any substance, it can be used responsibly, and abused irresponsibly.

It can even be used for the purpose of expanding ones consciousness and stimulating creativity.  Regardless of how much we like to smoke it or for what purpose we use it for, there are some undeniable facts about the marijuana plant that few people know about make it one of the most versatile plants ever.

1) Not All Cannabis Gets You Stoned


There are some strains of cannabis that contain very little amounts THC, the chemical compound that gets you high.  They instead have high amounts of CBC (cannabidiol) which has amazing medicinal benefits that can treat pain, nausea, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and more.  Some marijuana you get that isn’t really potent might just be low in THC and high in CBC, meaning that you will experience complete nervous system relaxation without getting stoned.

There are some people who are opposed to using marijuana even for medicinal reasons, not even realizing that all of the reasons why they resist marijuana are non-existence in low THC strains.  Here is an amazing video discussing the amazing health benefits of CBC and what happens to your body after smoking or eating marijuana.

2) Cannabis Cures Cancer


“Cannabis cures cancer” is a sort of internet talking point that gets passed around quite often, but not many people realize the extent of this claim.  Here are just a FEW specific example that provide support to the claim that cannabis can cure cancer:

1. Brain Cancer

A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, this study determined that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids inhibit tumour growth. They were responsible for the first clinical study aimed at assessing cannabinoid antitumoral action. Cannabinoid delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects. THC was found to decrease tumour cells in two out of the nine patients.

2. Breast Cancer

A study published in the US National Library of Medicine, conducted by the California Pacific Medical Centre determined that cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits human breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion. They also demonstrated that CBD significantly reduces tumour mass.

3. Lung Cancer

A study published in the journal Oncogene, by Harvard Medical Schools Experimental Medicine Department determined that THC inhibits epithelial growth factor induced lung cancer cell migration and more. They go on to state that THC should be explored as novel therapeutic molecules in controlling the growth and metastasis of certain lung cancers.

Here is the story of a mother who successfully treated her sons cancer by choosing cannabis over chemotherapy:

For 17 more studies proving that cannabis can cure cancer, click here.  Here is a molecular biologist explaining how THC can completely kill cancer cells:

3) It Used To Be Illegal To NOT Grow Marijuana


Weird, right?

In 1619 the Virginia Assembly passed legislation requiring every farmer to grow hemp. Hemp was allowed to be exchanged as legal tender in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.

Domestic production flourished until after the Civil War, when imports and other domestic materials replaced hemp for many purposes. In the late nineteenth century, marijuana became a popular ingredient in many medicinal products and was sold openly in public pharmacies.  It was also used for rope and clothing, but most importantly for sails.

Hemp arrived in Colonial America with the Puritans in the form of seed for planting and as fiber in the lines, sails and caulking of the Mayflower. British sailing vessels were never without a store of hemp seed, and Britain’s colonies were compelled by law to grow hemp.

Hemp was the fiber of choice for maritime uses because of its natural decay resistance and its adaptability to cultivation. Each warship and merchant vessel required miles of hempen line and tons of hempen canvas, which meant the Crown’s hunger for the commodity was great. Ship captains were ordered to disseminate hemp seed widely to provide fiber wherever repairs might be needed in distant lands.  In our day and age, we can also use hemp for things like paper, skin and beauty products, plastic replacements, oil, wax, and even fuel.

There are too many other cool facts about marijuana to list, but let the fact that cannabis is medicine, it cures cancer, and it has enormous industrial uses serve as some of the main reasons why this is one of the most remarkable plants on earth.

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Scientists discover how red wine ‘miracle ingredient’ resveratrol helps us stay young

 you can buy “Resveratrol” in capsule form ,which is what I have been doing for about ten years .I take one capsule a day 50mg’s,I was taking 500mg a day for the first 8 years but I could only get that strengh dosage from The States and once the “Customs Man” caught onto me ,I was paying almost double for my supplement.

I was going to import Wine from Aussie that had been developed by a Doctor(long tradition of this in Aussie) who had specifically targeted his Red Wine to enhance the quantity of Resveratrol per bottle ,but decided that I would probably end up drinking too much. . .hence the capsules.

All I can say is,along with the other supplements which I take ,at over seventy years old, and my history of drug taking and drinking ,I still blow and get p1ssed regularly,I am in incredible shape .I have even grown over 200+- new arteries around a 80% blocked right coronary artery,this I saw when the Doctor pointed it out to me on the screen when I was “under the knife” about 10 years ago.

Hell I’m starting to sound like one of those adverts we get innundated with on this forum,next thing I’ll be typing is which new car I bought and how big my paycheck was etc etc and all that bollux;-).

A substance found in red wine may protect the body against age-related diseases by stimulating an ancient evolutionary defence mechanism that guards human cells against genetic damage, scientists said.

Resveratrol, an organic compound found in grapes, nuts and a variety of other edible plants, has already been linked with extending the healthy life of laboratory animals as well as decreasing the incidence of heart disease and other illnesses in humans.

Because red wine is particularly rich in resveratrol, some researchers have suggested that it could explain the “French paradox” of a relatively high-fat diet but relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease within the wine-drinking population of France.

Nevertheless, scientists have disputed whether the supposed effects of resveratrol on human health are real and, if so, how it could be so beneficial. However, researchers have now come up with a possible answer.

The study found that resveratrol mimics another molecule found naturally in the body that is involved in activating an ancient chemical pathway to limit stress and damage to the DNA of cells – which would otherwise result in ageing and disease.

“This stress response represents a layer of biology that has been largely overlooked, and resveratrol turns out to activate it at much lower concentrations than those used in prior studies,” said Professor Paul Schimmel of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, who led the study published in the journal Nature.

The researchers found that resveratrol mimics a naturally occurring amino acid called tyrosine, which normally binds to one of a family of enzymes that are thought to have evolved many hundreds of millions of years ago when life existed as simple microbes.

One of these enzymes, known as TyrRS, becomes activated when resveratrol binds to it. This causes the enzyme to move into the cell nucleus where it helps to protect the DNA of the chromosomes against genetic damage, the scientists suggested.

The study found that when the TyrRS enzyme enters the cell nucleus it activates a host of protective genes including an anti-cancer gene called p53, which suppresses tumours, and the so-called “longevity” genes implicated in extending lifespans and combating age-related illnesses.

Relatively small levels of resveratrol caused the response. These concentrations were about a thousand times lower than the doses previous studies suggested would produce an effect, said Matthew Sajish, co-author of the Scripps study.

“With these findings we have a new, fundamental mechanism for the known beneficial effects of resveratrol,” Dr Sajish said.

“Based on these results, it is conceivable that moderate consumption of a couple of glasses of red wine would give a person enough resveratrol to evoke a protective effect via this pathway,” he said.

The researchers suggest that the reason why resveratrol, a plant compound, can cause such a pronounced effect on animals is that it does much the same thing in plants. They suggested the TyrRS enzyme is part of an ancient defence system that predates the divergence of the animal and plant kingdoms.

“We believe that TyrRS has evolved to act as a top-level switch or activator of a fundamental cell-protecting mechanism that works in virtually all forms of life,” Dr Sajish said.

Resveratrol: The “elixir” of youth

Various studies have indicated that resveratrol may be beneficial to health by possessing anti-oxidative, anti-carcinogenic or anti-tumour properties. The full scientific name is trans-3,5,4-trihydroxystilbene and it is found in the vines, roots, seeds and stalks of vine plants, but it becomes particularly concentrated in the skins of grapes, possibly as a defence against fungal attack. Red wine typically contains more resveratrol than white wine because of the habit of leaving grape skins for longer during fermentation. Other foods that contain resveratrol include peanuts and soy.