Up and coming - A new interview with Cllr Afzal Khan - Labour MEP Candidate (North West England) and Cllr Naeem Ul Hassan
Alec Finch 15th April 2014
I am pleased to announce, fluxradio will be conducting a new interview with Cllr Afzal Khan MEP candidate for the North West of England within the next two weeks and hopefully, Mayor of Manchester Cllr Naeem Ul Hassan to bring you some great news and his re-election campaign as Councillor.
As the elections are approaching on 22nd May 2014, time is of the essence so interviews might have to be split on different dates; however we will cover them on fluxradio.
Nonetheless; we will be talking about FRACKING, Housing and Immigration, plus some other highly important topics that in my own opinion will be enlightning and help establish a better bond within our communities.
As always, the interviews will be natural and unedited.
New Updates from Electronic Frontier Foundation
Editor 12th April 2014
The EFF have new news and updates; please see their section.
EE disconnects people in the UK and crashes Freeview whilst attempting to fix 4G network.
By Alec Finch 24th March 2014 15:32
The company known as EE was a collaberation with Orange and T-Mobile who merged and left users without any contact recently. This has been very well reported in the UK mainstream press.
This is not the first time; that Orange and T-mobile have had serious network issues. EE is just a rebranded name, backed by a huge advertising campaign with Kevin Bacon to gain trust.
When I say backed; I mean finacial investments by Bankers, or so called Business Angels who only have one agenda; which is to see how much money can be extracted as 'Share holders' and do not care about who gets hurt in the process.
The Orange and T-Mobile merger was due to the fact that they were loosing market share and EE became the new name of the operator.
EE means 'Everything Everywhere'. Well, 'tongue in cheek' Everything Everywhere is nowhere.
The cellphone towers had software glitches and there were hardware interface issues that did not work and still don't.
Freeview was knocked out by a reset patch like Nat West banking RBS group going down and online banking etc. It is a similar situation.
OFCOM needs to investigate and fine EE. www.ofcom.org.uk/contact-us
Thankfully, I am not an EE customer, but I would like to see the 'Board of Director's of EE' make a public statement and say sorry.
As EE is a faceless corporation, the chances of a statement, is about as close to 'Absolute Zero' -273.15°C when given the 'cold shoulder'
Definition is here http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/give+the+cold+shoulder
It is within the 'Public's best interests' That EE say sorry to it's customers.
Parents, children alike were shut off and the standards reasonably expected were not met in their 'service level agreement' which should allow people to break their contracts.
Can EE recover from this fiasco? Only you can decide for yourself.
How Putin won the war of democracy against the West over Ukraine and Crimea.
Alec Finch - 22nd March 2014 17:54
Fluxradio has taken a passive stance on the situation in Ukraine and Crimea; but now it is approppriate as an independent news source and unmanipulated to analyse the truths.
President Obama and Rt Hon David Cameron Prime Minister, including other people within their cabinet and members of congress and house of representatives need to take a step back for a moment.
The people of Crimea voted and there was a huge turnout. namely 87% of the population without any pressure or threats of violence as implied by the western and other news agencies, that you could probably list AFP, REUTERS, ABC, CNN, FOX, SKY NEWS, BBC, and the list goes on and on.
Now the people voted. Not recognising the fact a free and fair election for the people of Crimea would be a good thing in the name of democracy and applauded.
I ask you, what is the problem with letting a person go their own way and make their own choices in life?
Personally, I come from Polish, Russian, Jew background. I am pleased to see Putin, takes no threats from the Obama Adminstration (Regime) and the UK (Regime) plus some borked MEP's (Regime) and IMF (Regime) New World Order (Regime) Bilderberg (Regime).
The way the USA, UK and EU are behaving regarding Crimea is completely unfounded and disgraceful that the people are NOT ALLOWED A VOICE!
Threats of sanctions are about to backfire and Putin knows this as he can quite easily side with China, India and Africa and forget Europe.
From the USA, UK and EU NATO standpoint Crimea is a major strategic part on the world map for US Missile sheilds, and that is why they are peeved.
The thought of getting Ukraine in EU was the Bilderberg plan, but Bilderberg did not care about Ukrarians, just Crimea and the Black Sea to control trade routes and the USA putting missile defence systems right on Russia's doorstep.
Can the USA, UK and Europe, please tell me that the people of Crimea do not have a diplomatic right whatever in their religions beliefs that they seek in a peaceful manner, or have their human rights taken away nor be governed in a dishonest and unethical way by overthrowing an elected person and putting in a 'puppet master'?
If this happened in the USA, security forces would use 'Lethal force and drones' against it's own citizens, which has been well documented on https://www.slashdot.org if you just search plus other agencies.
The morale of the story is the US/UK/EU twists UN resolutions and lies to go to war.
Fortunately, Putin is not a push over and is a very diplomatic sane man.
Ying and Yang!
Hugh's Fish Fight | Hugh's last stand 2014
Editor - Fluxradio 3rd March 2014
Yesterday Channel 4 aired a brilliant programme Hugh's Fish Fight, which was a continuation of a series where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launched the Fish Fight campaign to end discards in 2010.
Now that European fisheries policy has changed, the campaign has come to an end, but the final programme aired yesterday looks at exactly what has been achieved and it's successes, but are the supermarkets and suppliers keeping to their agreements? If you have not watched it already, you should at the link below;
Also Hugh has had more information put up on the original website where you can read the full story and to save you time; even the contact details of Supermarkets so you write to them and tell them exactly what you think;
We would like to say a big thanks to Hugh and all those involved in the campaign no matter how small, and it does give people hope, that things can change!
Electronic Frontier Foundation and The day we fight back!
Editor - Fluxradio 17:53
11 February 2014
Look who supports the case against the NSA.
Fluxradio is proud to support the EFF and https://thedaywefightback.org and they have full permission to use our logo as well.
Bang on people! we love you!
Fluxradio will do an update once the campaign gets fully underway.
Paul Bonhomme ready to get off to a flyer as he bids to defend Red Bull Air Race Series title
Annotation by Alec Finch
Paul; we all wish you the best as a fighter pilot. Most people do not know you are the STIG from Top Gear, but keep people guessing!
Absolutely marvellous. As you say, no sudden movements and be gentle in the curves and pull the G-Forces to about 13- 15.6 G for a world record.
Be smooth and only pull that joystick when needed through the gates.
We are all rooting for you Paul "The Stig". Keep your cool and pull some serious G-forces, dont black out!
To pull off the world record of G-Force I feel the speed should be 348 mph entry, up and over loop, bend and dive through the gates close to 394 mph carrying the speed and then relax.
Red Bull can make you a new propeller to do that and some new wings to get the World Record. Think of this like Westland Helicopter's Lynx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Lynx
The British public are all behind you Mr Paul, so strut your funky stuff!
PLEBGATE - Police Officer Keith Wallis Jailed.
Alec Finch 6th February 2014 21:43
To some people; this will seem unjust; however it does show that corruption can run right up to the highest level. I am just just going to outline a few issues but the main story is outlined by the BBC below so thank you to them.
The report says; "He said Wallis, who had served for 30 years in the police, had suffered from both mental and physical illness and had been deeply affected by the death of his father, also a police officer".
If that had been the true case, then he should have signed off years ago.
I am not against the Police at all, but having someone like that, defending 10 Downing Street is a little bit ridiculous. Other Police Officer's have colluded and I could not possibly make a public statement until justice takes it's course.
It is upto the public to make up their own minds, but it is worrying that Police defending 10 Downing Street are now being slowly exposed.
The Police's reputation has been seriously damaged in the eyes of the public and the damage is almost irrepairable, to restore public confidence.
However there are good Police Officers, who do their job with pride.
I have asked a friend to give me some reflection on this case and Neil Harvey says the following;
"It is one more case of our police showing to be failing. The esteem and transparency upheld by the old British Bobby is gone apart from a select few. It disturbs me that bad apples are giving the police a bad name".
He also goes on to say " The English Bobby is the face of the Police who can reassure you and be dependable"; "This incident is very unfortunate with the Ex Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell. He also suspects that the truth is being bent and feel's quite offended and alarmed that a trusted Police Officer Keith Wallis lied".
Mr Harvey, also brings up the issue and says that "If Keith Wallis, lied, then other Police Officer's have lied too, but you have to laugh as it it is like 'no honour amongst thieves'; and now the truth is coming out, the police officers involved in the case are trying to cover their own backs as their lies get stripped away".
Finally Mr Harvey said "The perpetural lies, will continue and the only way out, is to come clean and tell the truth from all sides. Apologise to each other and move on and stop wasting the Courts time and squandering public funds".
I would like to thank Mr Harvey for his comments and hope this gives a fair and balance view.
BT (British Telecom) internet interception of searches.
Editor - Fluxradio 3rd February 2014
Somethings never change with BT and because they own all the infrastructure here in the UK, they can still do whatever they like to suit themselves. Some of you may remember 'PHORMING' by BT here is an article from 2008 http://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2008/mar/05/moreonphormnowonthemain
BT are still at it, controlling your searches just have a look at this link https://community.bt.com/t5/Other-Broadband-Queries/BT-Web-Address-Help-service-i-dont-want-BT-intercepting-my/td-p/49804
That is from 2010 and now we are in 2014. I urge you to read the comments in the last link saying they should be reported to the ICO information commissionars office.
The fact that BT is not transparent is unacceptable and they make it as difficult as possible to opt out, but why did they opt you in in the first place?
Lets see. Firstly go to this link http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14244/c/346,402,405
The link looks all well and good but you are still not getting the right answers, but on that page you have another link which is; http://preferences.webaddresshelp.bt.com/selfcare/ that is not particularly CLEAR and you are making some progress but then you have to go to this link;
http://preferences.webaddresshelp.bt.com/selfcare/preferences.cgi and then select DISABLE! You might have to do this twice before it accepts your choice.
That is not really the end of the story as you might feel you are free from served up pages by BT, but as BT has deep links with Yahoo, the searches you make are served up by BT Yahoo even though they do not say this when your query is returned.
In actual fact Yahoo are serving up pages for BT and sharing deeplinks with Yahoo and vice-versa collecting and sharing information on users including email activity.
Should be concerned about your privacy? Yes you should and BT needs to be disbanded and other companies should be allowed to own telephone lines and the infrastructure here in the UK.
It is these very things that have caused deep concern for the public all over the world regarding NSA spying and GCHQ deep packet inspection. The truth is BT will never let go of the infrastructure for it to be run free and in an ethical manner.
This is why people like the Electronic Frontier Foundation in the USA do brilliant work. Even though I do not have any proof, it would not surprise me if BT are playing a part in the Trans Pacific Partnership https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp
Thankfully, in the USA, people are more receptive toward good technology and developments, but the UK are lagging behind, just like what happened with the 'cotton industry'.
If that is not scathing enough, the NHS (National Health Service) IT costs are running at close to £15 Billion, that is about $22 Billion USD and the toffs still cannot get it right through bad management.
It is the same old story, fire all the qualified IT staff and hire consultants and quangos. If I had a budget of £2 billion, I could have hired the right people, had all the hardware in place and systems deployed running smoothly in 2 years, but no this NHS bill is spiralling out of control and I estimate it will eventually cost £30 Billion to get it right and even then it will not be right because the system designers, designed the systems completely wrong from the ground up and it will be full of bugs.
This is why I will be taking some of the technology I have designed to the United States where it will be appreciated.
More Charities Added
Alec Finch 1st February 2014 19:43
We have added a few more charities under our charities heading, however we would like to hear from minority charities for inclusion in the list; especially those that get little or no funding. If you want to be included then please email
Electronic Frontier Foundation News
By Alec Finch 23rd January 2014 at 22:39
The Electronic Frontier Foundation have some new news for members. May I remind readers and people of fluxradio wherever you are in the world, the EFF do a fantastic job indeed that affects you personally and your lives. Therefore, please support them where possible. They are the American 'Special Forces' of the digital world!
The Royal Marines' Association 350th Year Anniversary and Events for 2014
22nd January 2014 - 19:17 by Alec Finch
I am hoping to bring you some excellent news soon and a review from the RMA and possibly a notable interview with someone special.
Sadly, you are just going to have to 'sit tight' until a full announcement is made. The anticipation is brilliant!
The BBC is worth it and does not waste minutes of your life!
Editor - Fluxradio 16th January 2014
Even though the BBC has been through some 'ups and downs' over the past 4 years and faced criticism, really you cannot go wrong with the BBC and just like my cat... the BBC 'aways lands on it's feet!
In the photograph I took of my cat ; it was just a moment of time captured and I shared the above picture with the late Sir Patrick Moore 'Sky at Night' as he loved cats too.
What has this got to do with the BBC might you ask? Well it takes a huge team to bring you quality programmes and they try to deliver 'Best Value for Money' and save you from repetitive advertising on other channels that increase the noise levels and expect you to sit through roughly 20 minutes of advertising for every 1 hour programme!
If you do not believe me; try and see what you can achieve during advertisements. I have tried a number of tasks and this is what I have been able to do during commercial breaks.
1, Put on new bedding; fitted sheet, 4 pillows cases and a Kingsize duvet cover (But not buttoned up).
2, Hoovered two bedrooms.
3, Folded 9 Beach Towels.
4, Put dirty laundry in the washing machine.
5, Washed up plates and bowls for 4 people including cutlery, but not pans or the roasting tray.
The examples above are just an indication of what you can do during advertisements, but with the BBC you get a complete, uninterrupted programme.
What does that mean? well, you are sat there on the sofa with your partner and children.... QUALITY TIME and TV.
That is what the BBC delivers and the BBC is a great educational tool.
Interview with Lord Mayor of Manchester and Labour North West MEP Candidate Councillor Afzal Khan
By Alec Finch 8th January 2014
Today I had the pleasure in interviewing the Lord Mayor of Manchester Naeem Ul Hassan and the North West Labour MEP candidate Councillor Afzal Khan. In this natural uncut interview; Coucillor Afzal Khan and the Lord Mayor cover various interesting topics ranging from working with local communities and businesses, to european funding, immigration, health and schools.
In particular, it was eye-opening to find out what has been achieved over the years expecially as the press tend to focus on controversial issues and achievments tend to get little or no recognition.
Councillor Khan gives a great insight into Europe and what it means for the North West, whilst the Lord Mayor talks about Manchester and the Cheetham Hill area where he is also Councillor.
Personally, I found it an enjoyable and enlighting experience with good all round humour. Although we only intended the interview to be about 20 minutes long; we soon realised 44 minutes had passed which is testament to the saying 'Times fly when you are having fun'.
We have agreed to do further interviews as the elections get closer and in the meantime, you can follow Councillor Afzal Khan on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AfzalKhanNW Twitter https://twitter.com/CllrAKhan and on his campaign website http://www.afzalkhan.org.uk
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Exciting interview with Lord Mayor of Manchester and MEP candidate Cllr Afzal Khan
By Alec Finch 4th January 2014
Next week I will be doing an interview with the Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr Naeem Ul Hassan JP and former Mayor of Manchester MEP (Member of European Parliament) candidate Cllr Afzal Khan.
What will set this interview apart from others is; you will get to hear from them in a natural, relaxed and warm way. I certainly hope to cover many positive issues in the interview and more importantly keep it interesting.
Besides, Manchester is not just known worldwide for our football clubs Manchester City and Manchester United!
Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire*
By Alec Finch - 201th December 2013 (Story on Slashdot)
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "SF writer Charles Stross writes on his blog that like all currency systems, Bitcoin comes with an implicit political agenda attached and although our current global system is pretty crap, Bitcoin is worse. For starters, BtC is inherently deflationary. There is an upper limit on the number of bitcoins that can ever be created so the cost of generating new Bitcoins rises over time, and the value of Bitcoins rise relative to the available goods and services in the market. Libertarians love it because it pushes the same buttons as their gold fetish and it doesn't look like a "Fiat currency". You can visualize it as some kind of scarce precious data resource, sort of a digital equivalent of gold. However there are a number of huge down-sides to Bitcoin says Stross: Mining BtC has a carbon footprint from hell as they get more computationally expensive to generate, electricity consumption soars; Bitcoin mining software is now being distributed as malware because using someone else's computer to mine BitCoins is easier than buying a farm of your own mining hardware; Bitcoin's utter lack of regulation permits really hideous markets to emerge, in commodities like assassination and drugs and child pornography; and finally Bitcoin is inherently damaging to the fabric of civil society because it is pretty much designed for tax evasion. "BitCoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to damage central banking and money issuing banks, with a Libertarian political agenda in mind—to damage states ability to collect tax and monitor their citizens financial transactions," concludes Stross. "The current banking industry and late-period capitalism may suck, but replacing it with Bitcoin would be like swapping out a hangnail for Fournier's gangrene.""
*Instead of making comments on this story; as always there are many to read on /. (Ed)
The full story on slashdot http://politics.slashdot.org/story/13/12/19/1332237/why-charles-stross-wants-bitcoin-to-die-in-a-fire
European E-Payments Deal: Klarna Buys Sofort
18th December 2013 - from New York Times
LONDON — Sebastian Siemiatkowski has come a long way in almost a decade.
After co-founding Klarna in 2005, the Swedish entrepreneur has built the mobile payments company into a business worth more than $1 billion that now has operations across Europe.
The European technology firm took another step forward on Wednesday after it agreed to buy its larger German rival Sofort. The deal is part of Klarna’s efforts to take on the likes of PayPal, as European consumers increasingly buy products online.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Klarna paid around $150 million in a combination of cash and stock for the German online payments company, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
“This represents a leap forward in our ambitions,” said Mr. Siemiatkowski, Klarna’s chief executive. “There is a lot of fierce competition from our American friends, but we understand the competitive landscape in Europe.”
The expansion of Klarna, which means “clear” in Swedish, is the latest move by one of a number of Scandinavian technology firms with international ambitions.
Companies like Skype have long been associated with Sweden’s technology community. But a new generation of firms like the online games company King, owner of the Candy Crunch franchise, and the music streaming service provider Spotify are now building on that foundation to make Stockholm one of Europe’s leading start-up hubs.
Sweden continues to attract one of the highest levels of venture capital per capita for any European country, according to the data provider Dow Jones Venture Source. And local start-ups have been able to draw on a pool of local developers and engineers, many of whom have worked for the Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson.
“We have great engineering talent here,” said Niklas Agevik, the founder of the Stockholm-based Wi-Fi-sharing start-up Instabridge, who worked at Ericsson for five years. “In Sweden, people know how to execute on good ideas.”
Chinese Ban Causes Bitcoin Value to Crash 50%
18th December 2013 19:14 from IB Times
China's ban on its financial institutions handling bitcoin causes world's largest exchange to cease trading, halving the value of the currency from $1,000 to less than $500 in a matter of days.
The country's central bank took a hard line on bitcoin in early December when it banned financial institutions from handling the decentralised crypto-currency, and as a result BTC China, the world's largest bitcoin exchange, has stopped accepting deposits from its users.
This action caused the value of bitcoin to plummet around the world, with Tokyo-based exchange Mt Gox seeing the currency fall as low as $480 (£294), from a record high of $1,200 at the start of December.
For more on this story http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinese-ban-causes-bitcoin-value-crash-50-1429447
Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
By Alec Finch 22:11 5th December 2013
It is with sad news that Nelso Mandela has died. There will be many tributes written all throughout the world about this wonderful gentleman who touched so many hearts.
We thank you ever so much for what you acheived, your love, your courage and that of a phenomenal humanitarian. We just hope, that other people and nations will follow your example in these testing times.
Finally, you will not be forgotten and may many walk forward with your echoes of pride.
Typhoon Haiyan Appeal - Urgent Help Required!!!
DEC have published a list of charities helping;
Disasters and Emergency Committee - http://www.dec.org.uk/blog/typhoon-haiyan-strikes-philippines
DEC MEMBERS RESPONDING TO THE STORM INCLUDE:
Updated 11th November 2013 by Alec Finch- To be included email firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Stop the NSA "Fake Fix" Bill
11th November 2013 by Alec Finch
With lots of exciting news coming from the EFF; please see the Electronic Frontier Foundation Section!
The Future of Facebook and Twitter
27th October by Alec Finch - Editor
Please see NEWS
Interview with Mr Paul Pritchard - Due November 2013
By Linear B ;-) 27th October 2013
I am pleased to announce that I will be doing an interview with Mr Paul Pritchard in November 2013. Now you might be wondering who is Mr Paul Pritchard? Well if you follow Max Kieser and Stacy Herbert from the Kieser Report http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/ Paul is what you call an unsung hero based in the UK yet never appeared on the Keiser Report.
Max and Stacy are already too busy; but the interview will be quite revealing and under the Creative Commons License http://creativecommons.org can be used freely with some rights reserved. Just give some credit to creative commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
If I can manage to get all the right people in one place at the same time, this is going to be big!
Alt-berg have October's Review
Alec Finch 11th October 2013
Help for Heroes have a new app!
10th October 2013 by Alec Finch
I did not want to annouce this exciting news until now so head over to news!
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Latest News - Important dates
27th September 2013 - Alec Finch
The EFF have a couple of important dates the first being 14:00 Tuesday 1st October 2013
TPP, Copyright, and Users' Rights: Google Hangout with EFF, KEI, and Public Citizen.
The second date is;
Join EFF & The Stopwatching.us Coalition in DC on October 26th
Time to Speak Up Against the NSA’s Mass Spying. Please see the EFF link on Fluxradio for further details.
Slight Website Design Change
20th September 2013 - B Feurich
We have decided to make a few changes to the website in response to some emails we recieved saying it was a little bit too narrow. Actually we could not agree more; so we hope it is a little bit easier on the eye now.
Over the last week; we have been a little bit quiet moving data over to some new systems and preparing to get talk radio up and running again. As always there is a huge workload and not enough hands but we are making progress!
Interview with Amer Ikram from Islamic Debt Solutions and Simply Debt Solutions.
12th September 2013 - by Alec Finch
Yesterday I met Amer and we did a few interviews that I hope you find intriguing. I am sorry if I swore, but it is just a little better if the interviews are uncut as there was an interruption.
If you care to listen to these interviews and get some debt help; you will not go far wrong!
It was a very enjoyable time and even though I was a little tired; I truly feel we got our point across quite well and therefore he gets a free banner on fluxradio as a true humanitarian who gives support. I am also looking forward to doing another interview with him in the near future - thank you Amer and thank you for supporting people.
Sonic Rade a really good band!
10th September 2013 - by Alec Finch
Sometimes, you have to relax a little and listen to some music. Sonic Rade from Switzerland have done just that. They are a wonderful band and extremely talented. Their website is http://www.sonic-rade.ch you can download their tunes from Flux Radio or just put in this following links to listen directly http://www.fluxradio.org/Gone_by_SonicRade.mp3 for the tune Gone and you can listen to the other tune on their debut album Shine at this the following link http://www.fluxradio.org/Shine_by_SonicRade.mp3
We will be looking forward to interviewing Sonic Rade in the future. As fluxradio is free; we do not pay royalties; but give great support where we can and the karma comes back. Good luck!
Help for Heroes
6th September - Alec Finch
We are very pleased to announce Help for Heroes now has a banner on fluxradio. I would like to thank Richard and all the other staff for being highly professional and giving us permission to use your new logo.
Please read the NEWS section for a statement by Bryn and Emma Parry.
Charities and Talk Radio to be added.
4th September 2013 by Alec Finch
Within the next 2 months we will be adding talk radio back to fluxradio and allow submissions of podcasts and conduct some great interviews.
We are also pleased to announce that we have a charity section for good causes and over a period of time will we will be adding more links. As you can appreciate, there are 1,000's of charties and we cannot cover them all, but we would like to hear off minority charties that quite often struggle with fundraising and get little publicity so we can hopefully give you a boost.
You will have noticed the Electronic Frontier Foundation gets their own heading as the work they do is very important internationally.
Once we get talk radio up and running again; we will make a presence on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) so people can interact with us live online and we will post an announcement on our decision of what what IRC network we will reside on including talk radio schedules. For those of you that do not know what IRC is; please read up on this link http://www.irchelp.org
Syria - A crisis versus the Western Idealogy of adding misery to the Middle East
1st August 2013 - B. Frurich
It is saddening that the crisis in Syria has escalated over the past two years to the point of using chemical weapons. No matter which side you are on, whether you support the Rebel's or Assad, the simple fact is that both sides have contributed to this humanitarian crisis with the help of hidden 'Sponsors of war'; who keep asserting their own political or religious beliefs with little or no remorse for who they hurt, maim or kill along the way.
It is a little bit like the banking crisis; no lessons have been learned, yet the people pulling the strings aka the 'puppet masters' show no remorse or accept any responsibility whatsoever.
I say to both sides; no matter how hard, you need to talk otherwise your country will suffer along with your women and children and you are eroding any future for yourselves and a country that you want to be proud of.
America with it's threats of bombing is not going to help and Obama is now going to Congress to seek approval. We have already seen Cameron defeated in the House of Commons; and I am quite sure Congress will stave off the American bombs.
Bombs do not achieve anything and the intelligence is not water-tight to say Assad launched these Chemical attacks. What is more disturbing is the report by the Daily Mail which was removed yet can still be found HERE+HERE
Dirty tricks is not surprising from outsiders 'Sponsors of War', otherwise both sides would have been at the table communicating. It is the responsibility of the Rebels and Assad's government to broker a peace deal for the sake of stability and that of your Country.
Injustices have caused people to be angry and quite rightly, but that does not mean it gives you a God given right in any religion to slain your fellow man. You have to work toward the better good, for you, family and friends despite disagreements. Please do not forget; it does not matter which country or whatever part of the world you live in; there will always be evil people who want to make life a misery for the rest of the population.
Bombing Syria will only cause more distress for the people of Syria based on bad intelligence and when I mean bad intelligence; just look at the Iraq Intelligence which was fabricated to goto war in 2003. Even still the Chilcot Inquiry is still not complete!!! I said THE CHILCOT INQUIRY IS STILL NOT COMPLETE http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/
Why is it not complete might you ask and why is it taking so long? Well lets see http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/news/20130717-progress.aspx
The Inquiry's final report will be submitted to the Prime Minister as soon as possible after that process is complete and any representations received from individuals have been considered.
The Prime Minister replied to Sir John's letter on 17 July.
Sadly the Prime Minster's reply is in .tif format and the general public cannot open a .tif file so I have converted it to a .pdf so you can read what the response is http://www.fluxradio.org/2013-07-17_Cameron_Chilcot_Letter.pdf
Now all these years later and still waiting for the Chilcot Inquiry to be concluded; how does the UK and USA come to an immediate conclusion about Syria and who REALLY used those chemical weapons?
I am afraid I am sat on the fence and am disappointed that the Chilcot Inquiry has not been completed which falls far below the standards reasonably expected of the British Government. It is within the public's best interest to hear the findings without any further delay to see what lessons can be learned before making a decision on Syria.
Finally for the people of Syria; we trust you can get together and resolve your differences without killing each other; even if that means 'power-sharing' and rebuild your loving country.
Editor - B Fuerich
Bradley Manning gets 35 years in Jail
Sometimes; it makes any decent humanitarian feel disgusted but this is not the end of the line. Let's just give the person some hope and it will more than likely be another "Free Nelson Mandela".
I would like to thank Russia Today for the news and they need some credit
RT do a great job and are very constructive!
16th August 2013 ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION - Ed notes below the link concerning GCHQ
Obama Promises Reform of NSA Spying, But the Devil Will Be in the Details
The people of the UK are dismayed at deep packet inspection, GCHQ, these evil people are known for phorming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorm
If you read the Wikipedia link; you will also get a better understanding of how long this has been going on. We don't need CCTV; we don't need Sensors, we want a little bit of privacy in our own homes as well but the 'core' issue is that the public should be allowed to go about their own way without fear of big brother see - http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/home as well!
There are many good people on the planet who want to be friends and in the UK we SHOULD still have in law, and our justice system based on the MAGNA CARTA and the USA CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Sadly these rights have been erroded so you are not allowed to express yourself without trouble!
Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans.
(Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.
8th August 2013 - Read the Reuters story HERE
Fed up with poor Brit telly and radio output? Ofcom wants a word with YOU
This comes from The Register - 30th July 2013
Back from Summer Break
19th July 2013
We are now back from Summer Break and will be adding far more content within the next week.
Wimbledon Live -
Why not forget about all the other news and enjoy Wimbledon 2013
You can watch it live here http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/interactive/
Use Tor, get targeted by the NSA
22nd June 2013
This news story comes from Ars Tecnnica and Slashdot.
Please read our news section to get some more information.
Good Causes and Projects
18th June 2013
I am very pleased that Electronic Frontier Foundation have something to share with you and it is quite important for your privacy, not just in the USA but Internationally.
I sincerely hope you take the time to read what has been written by Rainey Reitman. I would also like to bolster what the EFF have said, as back in 1999; many of us knew about the FBI 'Carnivore system and Echelon'.
Eventully, there was an admission it did exist and then later changed changed some of the computer code and renamed it 'Magic Lantern'.
There was also a report on https://www.slashdot.org about this.
Regardless of what I have said above; the EFF do wonders and are well worth supporting!
Finally we are there with our new logo and Peter the 'design stig' who had threatened to improve on his previous designs; has certainly come up with the goods and we are well chuffed, so thank you Peter!
We are currently changing fluxradio and will not be streaming 'talk shows' for the time being; yet may do so in the future.
As times have changed, we will now be focusing on Reviews, Products, News, Fundrasing and projects to help give publicity to good causes.
This month we are kicking off with a review of Becketts Adventure and many more will follow on a monthly basis.
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