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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


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1. 'big society' is the solution to poverty, declares Cameron

The Conservatives will replace Labour's "big government" with a "big society" which would be more effective at tackling poverty, David Cameron pledged last night. In a keynote speech, the Tory leader rejected both a return to Thatcherism and New Labour's vision of a "smarter" state. He said voluntary groups and charities could take on a key role in helping people to escape poverty.

Mr Cameron argued that since 1997, Labour has run Britain's most centralising government since the Second World War. He claimed that, far from promoting "social solidarity," it had led to "selfishness and individualism". Giving the Hugo Young Memorial Lecture, he sought to answer critics of his speech to last month's Tory conference who questioned how his promise to root out poverty could be squared with his pledge to usher in "smaller government" in a "post-bureaucratic age". Last night he said the state would have a powerful, active role in securing a cultural change which empowered people and encouraged them to take responsibility for their own lives. "We must use the state to remake society," he said, and turn "state action to social action". But he conceded that this "re-imagined state" might not be created in two five-year parliaments and could take a generation.

The Tory leader argued: "The era of big government has run its course. Poverty and inequality have got worse, despite Labour's massive expansion of the state. We need new answers now, and they will only come from a bigger society, not bigger government."

He promised a "clean break" with Labour policy in three areas:

read more @ independent

2. real matrix common purpose consensus creation cognitive dissonance leading ultra vires

>The Masonic front group “Common Purpose” is a registered charity that charges thousands of pounds for communitarian matrix training courses in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), The Delphi Technique, Consensus Creation, Cognitive Dissonance, and other forms of psychological control. Its main initiation rite is called Matrix. Its mantras and rites are based on Rockefeller-Tavistock [inventor of "Israel"] methodologies based on the work of John Rawlings Rees and the World Federation for Mental Health [see pdf].

All of these organizations are led and staffed by Common Purpose “graduates”. The mission statements of all three organizations are riddled with talk of the need for “members and officers working together to achieve a common purpose” — “a common purpose to unite the members,” who must “have a common purpose and work well together,” “providing democratic leadership and common purpose” — “a common purpose and shared commitment” — to “establish a common purpose between partners and work through challenges in a co-operative rather than a competitive way” – ”putting all resources together in a single pot either to serve a common purpose or to even out inconsistencies,” in order to “generate civic pride and bring our communities together with a common purpose.” In fact, “fundamental issues of control and common purpose need to be resolved early.” Their “common purpose is to achieve, through synergy, more than two single parties might achieve alone. This is the guiding principle.” Indeed, they will surely react to your complaints with a common purpose. In this sense, and within the established boundaries put up you, resistance is futile.

read more @ what do you believe?

3. Sweden calls summit over EU top jobs - tough decisions making everyone feel included

Sweden, which currently hold the rotating EU presidency, has called an extraordinary meeting in Brussels next week with the aim of presenting candidates for the new positions of president and foreign policy chief.

...The current favourite to become president of the EU council is Belgium's centre-right Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy, who has French and German support according to diplomats.

However the discreet negotiator, busy keeping feuding Dutch-speaking Flemish and the francophone parties together in his national coalition government, could find himself overshadowed by his main backers and, if chosen, find his role reduced to facilitator and consensus builder.

That could leave the way clear for a more forceful foreign policy chief, taking a firm platform to the likes of the China, Russia and the United States.

Reinfeldt, in a Swedish press interview on Wednesday, underlined the difficulties involved in choosing the two key diplomats. "My discussions show how important it is to have a good balance in the choice of posts," he told the daily Dagens Nyheter. "The balance between left and right is very important for many, but also between big and small nations, between north and south, men and women," said Reinfeldt. "It's difficult to fill all the criteria," he added.

read more @ the local

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