Only from the weight of evidence provided by comparative study of many information sources,
can one hope to reach a convincing conclusion.
Born of the Bank of Ideas and the Occupy movement, Critical Thinking is a collaborative research project to understand contemporary affairs in the context of financial markets, commerce, media, government and public institutions. It is a process by which we are continuously learning and refining our world view in the light of new information - learning never ceases. The narrative is never settled.
Our work to date reveals that power resides with a narrow elite whose wealth and power is derived from:
Yesterday's Daily Pickings prompted Chris to point out what the architects of the Terrorism Act 2000 didn't envisage; it can be used to hold them to account for war crimes - the Act and it's interpretation by the Supreme Court make it clear.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2013 in paragraph 28 of R ‘v’ Gul UKSC 64 that:
“As a matter of ordinary language, the definition [of terrorism] would seem to cover any violence or damage to property if it is carried out with a view to influencing a government or IGO in order to advance a very wide range of causes. Thus it would appear to extend to military or quasi-military activity aimed at bringing down a foreign government, even where that activity is approved (officially or unofficially) by the UK Government.”
Sea ice extent in the Antarctic is greater than it's been since satellite records began in 1978 but you're not likely to be told that by the media, particularly the BBC which has an agreed policy to suppress all stories and data undermining the climate change narrative.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sept 15 2014 – 1,224,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 257. Data here.
18,000 sq km higher than yesterdays record. And 170,000 sq km higher than 2013’s all-time record.
Arctic sea ice hit a record low in 2012 but may be recovering with the Northwest passage now blocked, in contrast to recent years. It is much too early to say definitively Arctic sea ice is recovering but predictions of an ice free Arctic look less plausible.
Gordon Brown, as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, sold UK gold reserves at between $256 and $296 per ounce (a 20 year low). Brown has suggested that Scotland risks suffering a currency collapse, analogous to that of the Weimar republic in Germany leading to the rise of Hitler (as reported by the CRC controlled BBC). Gold peaked in 2011 at around $1,900 per ounce and today stands at $1,230. Either Brown is a man of very poor judgement or a stooge for the ruling elites who've "fixed" the gold price for decades.
What is telling about this referendum is the envy of the Scots, felt across the UK, where many want to wrest power from the puppet government in Westminster. Social media is covered with people saying, if they had a vote, they'd vote YES. They want to see an independent Scotland stand up to vested interests and open the door to change.