North Korea stages largest ever military parade nor

The missiles, mounted on gigantic trailers, rolled through the sprawling Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang, as jet fighters and helicopters screeched through the overcast skies above and soldiers chanted “Let’s fight, fight, fight… for our republic!”

Thousands of troops and spectators roared “Protect Kim Jong-Un with our lives” when the youthful leader appeared on the podium, flanked by top party and military leaders, in what the Nuclear-armed North described as its largest ever such display.

Kim, wearing his signature dark Mao suit, had been expected to use the anniversary to make a televised address but two hours into the parade he had yet to speak.

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800,000 missing Jews: Guardian ‘refugee’ history includes glaring omission.

It’s one thing to re-write history, but quite another to pretend as if a major historical event – involving a well-documented case of ethnic cleansing – never occurred.

A July 25th edition of the Guardian’s Data Blog, edited by Mona Chalabi, was titled ‘What happened to history’s refugees?‘  Here’s the strapline:

People have been forced to leave their countries since the very notion of a country was created. We take a look at some of the largest human movements in history to find out why people left their homes, where they went and what became of them.

This ambitious project includes Israelites: Canaan (740 BC), Edict of Fontainebleau (France 1685), Muhacirs (Ottoman Empire 1783), Pogroms (Russia 1881), WWI (Europe 1914), WWII (Europe 1945), Nakba (Palestine 1948), and others.

Regarding the “Nakba”, here’s their remarkably skewed narrative:

Nowhere are numbers on refugees more contentious than the 1948 Palestinian exodus. An attack by a Zionist…

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David Cameron’s senior adviser leaves to lobby for Wonga ~ Telegraph

Stop Making Sense

From the Telegraph:

One of David Cameron’s senior advisers is leaving Downing Street to become a lobbyist for Wonga, the controversial payday lender.

Jonathan Luff, the Prime Minister’s advisor on digital strategy, will be able to start straight away at the company, which has been criticised for allegedly heavy-handed debt collection tactics.

His move, first reported by Sky News, is likely to fuel the debate about the “revolving door” between ministerial aides and lobbying. There are fears that businesses are able to hire influential people straight from the heart of government. Mr Luff’s decision to join Wonga is likely to be particularly controversial, as the company fights calls for new regulation that would limit its business activities.

FULL ARTICLE @ THE TELEGRAPH

SEE ALSO: Archbishop of Canterbury confesses: Church’s Wonga investments are ‘very embarrassing’, says Welby (Independent)

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State Department Joining Palestinians to Assault Israel by Peace Process

Beyond the Cusp

Last week Secretary of State Kerry exaggerating his accomplishments by announcing that the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process negotiations will resume in the next week or so in Washington DC. There are already cracks appearing in the façade of these meetings actually being about peace or to address any of the final status issues. What the upcoming talks will be addressing will be the what steps will be required presumably by both sides, though in all honesty the demands will easily exceed four-to-one in favor of the Palestinian desires, with Abbas attempting to persuade Secretary Kerry to squeeze concessions out of Israel in a concerted effort between the Palestinian representatives and the State Department. The first indications of this eventuality have already surfaced as Israel has been coerced into releasing close to one-hundred of the longest held terror prisoners from their prisons. Almost every last one of these terror prisoners have extensive…

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Hamas Reels In Wake Of Morsi Downfall

PA Pundits - International

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Hamas finds itself in an uncomfortable predicament following the ouster of its longtime allies, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The terrorist group’s leaders worry that a wave of popular demonstrations similar to those that pushed Egypt’s military to depose Morsi could threaten their hold on Gaza. They also are worried that Egypt’s military rulers may try to reassert the sovereignty they held over Gaza prior to the 1967 Six-Day War.

The presence of Egyptian military helicopters over Gaza’s skies as part of Egypt’s crackdown on terrorists in the Sinai is particularly spooking Hamas. In addition, Egypt’s destruction of Gaza smuggling tunnels is crimping the economy.

“Even [former Egyptian president] Hosni Mubarak did not starve the Gaza Strip,” a Hamas official told Reuters. “By destroying the tunnels without providing an alternative, the Egyptians are punishing the entire population of the Gaza Strip and deepening…

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Cahirmee Gallery II

Meticulous Mick

From the Cahirmee Fair, which took place in Buttevant on 12th July 2013, I have collated a number of colour photographs into a gallery. The Cahirmee fair is a traditional horse fair that takes place in Buttevant every year, with the result being that the main Cork – Limerick road gets closed at this point for the day. All of the photographs here have not been posted on this blog before.

Previous posts from the fair include ‘Fair Girl‘, ‘Trading Horses‘, ‘Two Men and a Horse‘, ‘Faces at the Fair‘, ‘Cahirmee Horses‘, ‘Red Cap Trilogy‘ and ‘Cahirmee Gallery I

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