In last week’s report on India’s demonetization disaster I began to connect the dots between demonetization, the push for a cashless society, and the biometric identification schemes that will eventually tie everyone’s fingerprints, iris scans, and other identifying details to every transaction they ever make.
Όταν το Παγκόσμιο Οικονομικό Φόρουμ «προβλέπει», εσύ πρέπει να ακούς προσεκτικά. Γιατί δεν είναι ούτε μέντιουμ, ούτε προφήτες. Είναι το Φόρουμ των ισχυρών της γης που συναντιόνται κάθε χρόνο υπό άκρα μυστικότητα στο Νταβός και οι «προβλέψεις» τους είναι τα σχέδια που πάντα εφαρμόζουν με επιτυχία
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As they say, history is written by the victor. No example of this is more true than the Second World War. Although many are quick to paint the Allies as heroes, many forget the large number of Allied war crimes committed against the Axis powers.Some may justify Allied actions by arguing that Nazi and Imperial war crimes, and crimes against humanity, were far, far worse – but this is at best hypocritical. A crime is a crime, regardless of the circumstances – a murder is still a murder, a rape is still a rape, and by ‘justifying’ such actions you become equal to that of which you scorn.The following list documents ten cases of Allied war crimes during WWII, ranging from the small, to the unjust, to the horrendous.
THE YELLOW PERIL
By Jack London
[Revolution and Other Essayss by Jack London (New York: Macmillan, 1910)]
No more marked contrast appears in passing from our Western land to the paper houses and cherry blossoms of Japan than appears in passing from Korea to China. To achieve a correct appreciation of the Chinese the traveller should first sojourn amongst the Koreans for several months, and then, one fine day, cross over the Yalu into Manchuria. It would be of exceptional advantage to the correctness of appreciation did he cross over the Yalu on the heels of a hostile and alien army.
Tomomi Inada, a former reform minister who most recently held one of the top posts in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, replaced Gen Nakatani as defense minister. She’s the second female to fill the post.
By Mark Weber
[From The Journal of Historical Review, May-June 1997 (Vol. 16, No. 3), page 12.]
A long-suppressed report written in June 1945 by the US Army’s Chemical Warfare Service shows that American military leaders made plans for a massive preemptive poison gas attack to accompany an invasion of Japan. The 30-page document designated “gas attack zones” on detailed maps of Tokyo and other major Japanese cities. Army planners selected 50 urban and industrial targets in Japan, with 25 cities, including Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Kobe and Kyoto, listed as “especially suitable for gas attacks.”
“SOMETHING DREADFUL HAPPENED IN THE PAST”:
War Stories For Children In Japanese Popular Culture
By Akiko Hashimoto
[The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue. 30, No. 1, July 27, 2015]
By Gary G. Kohls
Unwelcome Truths for Church and State
“An irradiated crucifix lies in the ruins of the Urakami Cathedral Following the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki”