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Deadline Saturday: Submit Your Questions for President Obama | The White House

Deadline Saturday: Submit Your Questions for President Obama

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address and laid out his Blueprint for an America that is built to last, a nation where hard work and responsibility are rewarded, where everyone does their fair share, and where everyone is held accountable for their actions. All week, Vice President Biden and over 30 White House officials have been taking your questions on Twitter. 

And, on Monday January 30 at 5:30 p.m. ET, President Obama will answer questions that have been submitted by Americans from across the country in the first completely-virtual interview from the White House. 

The deadline to submit your questions is midnight on Saturday January 28, so head over to the White House YouTube Channel now to submit a question or vote for your favorite question.

Then don’t forget to tune in at Monday at 5:30 p.m. when the President will join a special Google+ Hangout from the West Wing. He'll be answering several of the most popular questions that have been submitted through YouTube, and some of the people who submitted questions will even be invited to join the President in the Hangout and take part in the live conversation.

What do you want to ask me? President Barack Obama

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Good afternoon,

Today, I was in Michigan. Yesterday, it was Colorado and Nevada. Before that, it was Iowa and Arizona. The day after I delivered my State of the Union Address to Congress, I took off to connect with ordinary Americans around the country, talk more about our Blueprint for an America Built to Last, and get some feedback.

That's why I'm writing you.

On Monday we're going to do something a little different. At 5:30 p.m. ET, I'll walk into the Roosevelt Room across the hall from the Oval Office, take a seat, and kick-off the first-ever completely virtual town hall from the White House.

All week, people have been voting on questions and submitting their own, and a few of them will join me for a live chat." target="_blank">What do you want to ask me?

This is going to be an exciting way to talk about the steps that we need to take together at this make-or-break moment for the middle class.

We have to foster a new era for American manufacturing -- rewarding companies for keeping jobs here at home and eliminating tax breaks for those who ship jobs overseas. We have to invest in homegrown energy in the United States -- starting with an all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy that's cleaner, cheaper, and full of new jobs. We have to build an economy that works for everyone -- where every hard working American gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and the rules are the same from top to bottom.

I'm ready to get started, but I know you have questions and ideas for ways to help. So let's hear them:


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Bilberries promote gastrointestinal health


(NaturalNews) Eating bilberries will reduce intestinal inflammation and alleviate the effects of colitis. These are the results of the experiments conducted by a team of scientists led by Professor Gerhard Rogler from University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland.

Bilberries, or huckleberries, are tiny fruits related to American blueberries and cranberries, but native to Northern Europe. They are known to have positive effects on treating acute and chronic diarrhea. Bilberries have also been reported to help patients suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). With the current study, scientists wanted to find further data to confirm these reported benefits.

"Ingestion of dried bilberries had positive effects on various parameters, especially in acute DSS-colitis," announced the group of researchers.

Tests show the power of bilberries in stopping gut inflammation

A group of laboratory mice were given a specific chemical substance mixed with water in order to induce colon inflammation and eventually colitis. The compound, dextrane sodium sulphate (DSS), is known to cause the affliction after repeated administration. It also produces inflammation of the gut similar to that found in patients suffering from IBD. The test subjects were later divided into three groups, each of them having been given different supplements alongside their usual meals. The first group was given meals containing 20% dried bilberries. The second and third groups were fed meals containing 10% and 1% anthocyanins obtained from bilberries. Anthocyanins are a group of flavonoids found in plant tissue that are responsible for the red, blue or purple pigmentation of fruits and flowers. This water soluble substance can be found in high concentrations in bilberries and has been associated with various beneficial effects on human health.

The data resulted from the experiments proves that bilberry intake can be directly linked to a decrease in inflammation intensity. Highly positive effects are reported in both acute and chronic forms of the disease, with some cases even resulting in a full medical recovery. "Oral administration of bilberries during acute DSS-induced colitis ameliorated disease severity. Dried bilberries also improved chronic DSS-colitis," explained the scientists. However, further research in this field is required and should be undertaken. The research team conduced that "these promising results justify a clinical study on their therapeutic effect in inflammatory bowel disease".

Bilberries have numerous other health benefits

Bilberries are the fruits of a shrub closely related to North American berries, but which present a different anthocyanin profile. The plant produces single or paired fruits that are smaller in size than blueberries, but have a richer taste and a juicier pulp. They have dark, almost black skin, with a red or purple pulp. Often associated with improved eyesight and better retina health, these fruits can even prevent or reverse eye disorders, such as macular degeneration. They are a very rich source of healthful flavonoids with powerful cell-protective properties. The benefits of these bioactive substances on human health range from anti-tumorigenic, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties, to protection of the circulatory and nervous systems. Moreover, consuming a handful of bilberries each day can also help prevent or ameliorate stress induced liver damage.

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Occupy Davos protests continue outside WEF « Global Freedom Movement

Occupy Davos activists are continuing their protest in igloos outside the World Economic Forum venue.

Protesters view the forum as an undemocratic club of the world’s rich elite, seeking to secure their wealth.

Demonstrators, who are calling on global leaders to protect the poor and the environment from state budget cuts, launched balloons over the venue to bring attention to their message.

The protest is one of several small, peaceful rallies that have taken place in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week.

“We think we should solve our problem democratically and not another with those are responsible for the problems because self-proclaimed global leaders, they are responsible for the crisis of the last year and they can’t be the solution. Solution is democracy in every part of the life, it means economy, it means society and it means of course it means politics”, one activist said.

Protesters say that despite their peaceful intentions, they are often portrayed as violent criminals.

“We believe that with democracy we are able to have those solutions, we are able to have those problems solved and it is really crucial that we are not being criminalized while protesting”, a protester said.

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Narok pupils save girl from early marriage

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More than 368 girls of a primary school in Narok South district yesterday stormed their colleague’s home after they learnt that she had been married off to a middle-aged man. The pupils of Aitong primary school, led by their headgirl Gladys Sairowua, forced the mother of the 14-year-old standard seven pupil to put on her daughter's school uniform and go to class.

The pupils were protesting the decision by the mother to marry off SermeteiKipeen. The pupil's father was allegedly not aware or involved in the marriage negotiations. “We were very angry when we heard that our colleague has beenmarried off. That is why we went for her mother. We wanted her to remain in school until she realises that she has to let her daughtercontinue with her education,” Sairowua said.

Sairowua said she and her fellow pupils decided to take the action to set example toother parents in the area who do not take the girl child education seriously. “She was a bright pupil and forcing her for early marriageis going to render her education useless,” she said. The headteacher John Sengeny said Sermetei disappeared from school last Tuesday for unknown reasons. He said when they followed up the matter at her home, they realised that marriage negotiations had already started and the girl had been taken into hiding across the border to Tanzania.

He said the girls had, together with education stakeholders, resolved to keep monitoring each other until they all complete primary school. "They have resolved to apply the same method to protect any girl who drops out of school due to early marriage or FGM," said Sengeny. The area education officer Ambolwa Obiri said there was a growing trend in the area where women organised for their daughters' early marriages without involving their husbands.  “They organise for their daughters to become pregnant with the man oftheir choice that eventually leads to marriage,” said Obiri.  Obiri said many people willing to sponsor the girls in school had been put off by the high dropout rate

Nigerian violence: Police disappear as Boko Haram brings terror to the streets - Telegraph

Nigerian violence: Police disappear as Boko Haram brings terror to the streets

When a city of 9 million people comes under almost daily assault, the police would normally step up their presence. But not in Kano.

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In the biggest urban centre in northern Nigeria a new terrorist group has inflicted a steady drumbeat of violence since carrying out the deadliest attacks in its history.

The local police – despised and demoralised – virtually disappeared from the streets after suicide bombers destroyed two of their stations, a regional headquarters and the official residence of their most senior officer last Friday.

The police stayed out of the way as Boko Haram, the Islamist extremists who claimed responsibility, pressed on with their offensive. On Tuesday night, another of Kano's police stations was destroyed; on Thursday morning, a bomb concealed inside a drinks can exploded at a crowded bus station, wounding five people and causing thousands to flee in panic.

Yesterday, Abubakar Shekau, who claims to be Boko Haram's leader, said in a video message that he ordered the attacks and warned: "I will give that order again and again." Earlier, a German engineer, Edgar Raupach, was kidnapped as he supervised a construction project outside Kano, although it is unclear who was responsible.

Inside the city, knots of youths wielding sticks and bars direct traffic in the absence of the police. Meanwhile, the army enforces a draconian curfew running from 7pm until 6am, causing a nightly hush to fall over the sixth biggest city in the Muslim world. By day, the army sends a Russian-made MI-24 helicopter gunship flying low over Kano in a noisy show of force.

The disappearance of the police and the fact that Boko Haram chose to target arms of the state last Friday betrays the underlying cause of this burgeoning insurgency.

Northern Nigeria is impoverished, undeveloped and increasingly under the sway of radical Islam. Meanwhile, the government is viewed as corrupt and unable to deliver basic services.

By seeking to overthrow the state itself, Boko Haram has fastened on to a popular cause. Quietly, some in Kano say they were jubilant about the attacks on police stations. Recent incidents help to explain why this sentiment is widespread.

Earlier this month, police killed at least seven people when they opened fire with live rounds on demonstrations against a government decision to raise petrol prices. "If the police hadn't used this kind of brutality, the rally would have been very peaceful," said Ashir Shariff, who helped organise the protests on 4 and 9 January. "The people were saying 'the police are being very wicked'."

He does not share this view himself, but Mr Shariff added that "some people who remembered what the police did to them" were "happy" when Boko Haram executed its attacks. Exultant youths danced on the wreckage of the police station destroyed by Tuesday's bombing.

Kano, swirling with desert sand blown in from the Sahara, forms the hub of an arid region that is poor even by Nigerian standards. National income per capita in the northern states is only $718, compared with $2,010 in the south's oil-rich Delta region.

Audu Grema, formerly head of Britain's Department for International Development in northern Nigeria, said this "sharp divide" amounted to a "tale of two countries".

He added "There is a glaring lack of social justice and equity and there are appalling levels of service provision. When a charismatic figure comes along, of course people will follow him."

Boko Haram first emerged in 2002, campaigning against the supposedly corrupting influence of western education and in favour of the full rigour of Sharia.

This message spread across a region that has become steadily radicalised. In 1999, nine northern states adopted Sharia as the basis of civil and criminal law. In practise, however, the authorities have trodden carefully and Sharia punishments are rare.

Nonetheless, the Christian minority in northern Nigeria – perhaps 5 per cent of Kano's population – feels increasingly threatened. "What we have seen is a confirmation that Islamisation is growing wings in the north," said Bishop Ransom Bello, head of the Kano branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria. "This is all part of the effects of this radicalisation over the years."

Boko Haram's statements, printed on notepaper bearing a crest of two Kalashnikov rifles crossed beneath an image of the Koran, are passed from hand to hand in Kano.

The latest accused Bishop Bello's association of practising "cannibalism" against Muslims. The attack on Thursday targeted a bus station used largely by Christians to travel to the south.

As a Christian southerner himself, President Goodluck Jonathan is unpopular in Kano. He has sent a conciliatory signal, offering to negotiate with Boko Haram, but pointing out the difficulties. "They operate without a face, they operate without a clear identity, so it is difficult to interface with such a group," he told Reuters.

In Kano, the police spokesman declined to answer any questions about the security situation or Boko Haram. Meanwhile, the city awaited the group's next statement – and the next explosion.

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Hardware - sixthsense - Hardware description of SixthSense. - An open source project that allows people to create their own SixthSense Device and augment the current codebase with their own apps. - Google Project Hosting

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Create your own SixthSense Device

So you want to make your own SixthSense Device. Now what?



The camera is the key input device of the SixthSense system. The camera acts as a digital eye of the system. It basically captures the scene the user is looking at. The video stream captured by the camera is passed to mobile computing device which does the appropriate computer vision computation. The major functions of the camera can be listed as:

  • Captures user’s hand movements and gestures (used in reorganization of user gestures)
  • Captures the scene in front and objects the user is interacting with (used in object reorganization and tracking)
  • Takes a photo of the scene in front when the user performs a ‘framing’ gesture
  • Captures the scene of projected interface (used to correct the alignment, placement and look and feel of the projected interface components)

Suggested Product: Logitech QuickCam Pro for notebooks


The projector is the key output device of the SixthSense system. The projector visually augments surfaces, walls and physical objects the user is interacting with by projecting digital information and graphical user interfaces. The mobile computing device provides the projector with the content to be projected. The projector unit used in prototype runs on a rechargeable battery. The major functions of the projector can be listed as:

  • Projects graphical user interface of the selected application onto surfaces or walls in front
  • Augments the physical objects the user interacting with by projecting just-in-time and related information from the Internet

Suggested Products: You can buy either laser (AAXA, Microvision) or L.E.D (3M MPro110) projectors.


The mirror reflects the projection coming out from the projector and thus helps in projecting onto the desired locations on walls or surfaces. The user manually can change the tilt of the mirror to change the location of the projection. For example in application where the user wants the projection to go on the ground instead of the surface in front, he can change the tilt of the mirror to change the projection. Thus, the mirror in the SixthSense helps in overcoming the limitation of the limited projection space of the projector.

Suggested Product: Any 1”X1” first surface mirror


The microphone is an optional component of the SixthSense. It is required when using a paper as a computing interface. When the user wants to use a sheet of paper as an interactive surface, he or she clips the microphone to the paper. The microphone attached this way captures the sound signals of user’s touching the paper. This data is passed to computing device for processing. Later, combined with the tracking information about user’s finger, the system is able to identify precise touch events on the paper. Here, the sound signal captured by the microphone provides time information whereas the camera performs tracking. The applications enabled by this technique are explained earlier.

Suggested Product: Microphone of Logitech QuickCam pro for notebooks

Mobile computing device

The SixthSense system uses a mobile computing device in user’s pocket as the processing device. The software program enabling all the features of the system runs on this computing device. This device can be a mobile phone or a small laptop computer. The camera, the projector and the microphone are connected to this device using wired or wireless connection. The detail of the software program that runs on this device is provided in next section. The mobile computing device is also connected to the Internet via 3G network or wireless connection.

Suggested Product: Any Windows computer

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Now that you have all these pieces, you need a way to combine them. We recommend using Lego strips to form the base. The projector, camera, and mirror assembly can be directly put onto this base. You can also use Velcro to combine the products. » Blog Archive » OBAMA ELIGIBILITY COURT CASE…BLOW BY BLOW

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By Craig Andresen on January 26, 2012 at 9:25 am

Given the testimony from today’s court case in Georgia, Obama has a lot of explaining to do. His attorney, Jablonski, was a NO SHOW as of course, was Obama.

The following is a nutshell account of the proceedings.

Promptly at 9am  EST, all attorneys involved in the Obama Georgia eligibility case were called to the Judge’s chambers. This was indeed a very interesting beginning to this long awaited and important case.

The case revolved around the Natural Born clause of the Constitution and whether or not Obama qualifies under it to serve. More to the point, if found ineligible, Obama’s name would not appear on the 2012 ballot in Georgia.

With the small courtroom crowded, several in attendance could be seen fanning themselves with pamphlets as they waited for the return of the attorneys and the appearance of the judge.

Obama himself, who had been subpoenaed to appear, of course was nowhere near Georgia. Instead, Obama was on a campaign swing appearing in Las Vegas and in Colorado ignoring the court in Georgia.

Over the last several weeks, Obama’s attorney, Michael Jablonski, had attempted several tactics to keep this case from moving forward. He first tried to have it dismissed, then argued that it was irrelevant to Obama. After that, Jablonski argued that a state could not, under the law, determine who would or would not be on a ballot and later, that Obama was simply too busy with the duties of office to appear.

After all these arguments were dispatched by the Georgia Court, Jablonski, in desperation, wrote to the Georgia Secretary of State attempting to place Obama above the law and declared that the case was not to he heard and neither he nor his client would participate.

Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, fired back a letter hours later telling Jablonski he was free to abandon the case and not participate but that he would do so at his and his clients peril.

Game on.

5 minutes.

10 minutes.

15 minutes with the attorneys in the judge’s chambers.

20 minutes.

It appears Jablonski is not in attendance as the attorneys return, all go to the plaintiff table 24 minutes after meeting in the judge’s chambers.

Has Obama’s attorney made good on his stated threat not to participate? Is he directly ignoring the court’s subpoena? Is he placing Obama above the law? It seems so. Were you or I subpoenaed to appear in court, would we or our attorney be allowed such action or, non action?

Certainly not.

Court is called to order.

Obama’s birth certificate is entered into evidence.

Obama’s father’s place of birth, Kenya East Africa is entered into evidence.

Pages 214 and 215 from Obama’s book, “Dreams from My Father” entered into evidence. Highlighted. This is where Obama indicates that, in 1966 or 1967 that his father’s history is mentioned. It states that his father’s passport had been revoked and he was unable to leave Kenya.

Immigration Services documents entered into evidence regarding Obama Sr.

June 27th, 1962, is the date on those documents. Obama’s father’s status shown as a non citizen of the United States. Documents were gotten through the Freedom of Information Act.

Testimony regarding the definition of Natural Born Citizen is given citing Minor vs Happersett opinion from a Supreme Court written opinion from 1875. The attorney points out the difference between “citizen” and “Natural Born Citizen” using charts and copies of the Minor vs Happersett opinion.

It is also pointed out that the 14th Amendment does not alter the definition or supersede the meaning of Natural Born. It is pointed out that lower court rulings do not conflict with the Supreme Court opinion nor do they over rule the Supreme Court Minor vs Happersett opinion.

The point is, to be a natural born citizen, one must have 2 parents who, at the time of the birth in question, be citizens of the United States. As Obama’s father was not a citizen, the argument is that Obama, constitutionally, is ineligible to serve as President.

Judge notes that as Obama nor his attorney is present, action will be taken accordingly.

Carl Swinson takes the stand.

Testimony is presented that the SOS has agreed to hear this case, laws applicable, and that the DNC of Georgia will be on the ballot and the challenge to it by Swinson.

2nd witness, a Mr. Powell, takes the stand and presents testimony regarding documents of challenge to Obama’s appearance on the Georgia ballot and his candidacy.

Court records of Obama’s mother and father entered into evidence.

Official certificate of nomination of Obama entered into evidence.

RNC certificate of nomination entered into evidence.

DNC language does NOT include language stating Obama is Qualified while the RNC document DOES. This shows a direct difference trying to establish that the DNC MAY possibly have known that Obama was not qualified.

Jablonski letter to Kemp yesterday entered into evidence showing their desire that these proceedings not take place and that they would not participate.

Dreams From My Father entered.

Mr. Allen from Tuscon AZ sworn in.

Disc received from Immigration and Naturalization Service entered into evidence. This disc contains information regarding the status of Obama’s father received through the Freedom of Information Act.

This information states clearly that Obama’s father was NEVER a U.S. Citizen.

At this point, the judge takes a recess.

The judge returns.

David Farrar takes the stand.

Evidence showing Obama’s book of records listing his nationality as Indoneasan. Deemed not relevant by the judge.

Orly Taitz calls 2nd witness. Mr. Strunk.

Enters into evidence a portion of letter received from attorney showing a renewal form from Obama’s mother for her passport listing Obama’s last name something other than Obama.

State Licensed PI takes the stand.

She was hired to look into Obama’s background and found a Social Security number for him from 1977. Professional opinion given that this number was fraudulent. The number used or attached to Obama in 1977, shows that the true owner of the number was born in the 1890. This shows that the number was originally assigned to someone else who was indeed born in 1890 and should never have been used by Obama.

Same SS number came up with addresses in IL, D.C. and MA.

Next witness takes the stand.

This witness is an expert in information technology and photo shop. He testifies that the birth certificate Obama provided to the public is layered, multiple layered. This, he testifies, indicates that different parts of the certificate have been lifted from more than one original document.

Linda Jordan takes the stand.

Document entered regarding SS number assigned to Obama. SS number is not verified under E Verify. It comes back as suspected fraudulent. This is the system by which the Government verifies ones citizenship.

Next witness.

Mr. Vogt.

Expert in document imaging and scanners for 18 years.

Mr. Vogt testifies that the birth certificate, posted online by Obama, is suspicious. States white lines around all the type face is caused by “unsharp mask” in Photoshop. Testifies that any document showing this, is considered to be a fraud.

States this is a product of layering.

Mr. Vogt testifies that a straight scan of an original document would not show such layering.

Also testifies that the date stamps shown on Obama documents should not be in exact same place on various documents as they are hand stamped. Obama’s documents are all even, straight and exactly the same indicating they were NOT hand stamped by layered into the document by computer.

Next witness, Mr. Sampson a former police officer and former immigration officer specializing in immigration fraud.

Ran Obama’s SS number through database and found that the number was issued to Obama in 1977 in the state of Connecticut . Obama never resided in that state. At the time of issue, Obama was living in Hawaii.

Serial number on birth certificate is out of sequence with others issued at that hospital. Also certification is different than others and different than twins born 24 hours ahead of Obama.

Mr. Sampson also states that portion of documents regarding Mr. Sotoroe, who adopted Obama have been redacted which is highly unusual with regards to immigration records.

Suggests all records from Social Security, Immigration, Hawaii birth records be made available to see if there are criminal charges to be filed or not. Without them, nothing can be ruled out.

Mr. Sampson indicates if Obama is shown not to be a citizen, he should be arrested and deported and until all records are released nobody can know for sure if he is or is not a U.S. Citizen.

Taitz shows records for Barry Sotoro aka Barack Obama, showing he resides in Hawaii and in Indonesia at the same time.

Taitz takes the stand herself.

Testifies that records indicate Obama records have been altered and he is hiding his identity and citizenship.

Taitz leave the stand to make her closing arguments.

Taitz states that Obama should be found, because of the evidence presented, ineligible to serve as President.

And with that, the judge closes the hearing.

What can we take away from this?

It’s interesting.

Now, all of this has finally been entered OFFICIALLY into court records.

One huge question is now more than ever before, unanswered.


Without his attorney present, Obama’s identity, his Social Security number, his citizenship status, and his past are all OFFICIALLY in question.

One thing to which there seems no doubt. He does NOT qualify, under the definition of Natural Born Citizen” provided by SCOTUS opinions, to be eligible to serve as President.

What will the judge decide? That is yet to be known, but it seems nearly impossible to believe, without counter testimony or evidence, because Obama and his attorney chose not to participate, that Obama will be allowed on the Georgia ballot.

It also opens the door for such cases pending or to be brought in other states as well.

Obama is in it deep and the DNC has some…a LOT…of explaining to do unless they start looking for a new candidate for 2012.

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Revenge for EU Sanctions

Iran Set to Turn Off Oil Supply to Europe

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Iran is the fifth largest producers of oil in the world.

The European Union embargo on Iranian oil will only come into effect in six months, but the leadership in Tehran wants to act first: Exports to Europe are set to be halted immediately. It is a move which could mean added difficulties for struggling economies in southern Europe.

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It's a move which has tit-for-tat written all over it, but one which could nonetheless have a serious impact: The Iranian government wants to present a bill to parliament this weekend calling for an immediate halt to oil deliveries to Europe. The move, with most reports citing the Iranian news agency Mehr, has come about in response to the EU agreement to impose sanctions against Iran, which were announced earlier this week.

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The sanctions banned any new contracts for buying oil from Iran, but allowed existing deals to continue until July in order to give countries time to find other sources. But that process is now at risk after the latest move from Tehran, a step the Iranian government had already threatened.

"If this bill is passed, the government will be forced to stop selling oil to Europe before the actual implementation of their sanctions," said Emad Hosseini, spokesman for the Iranian parliament's energy commission, reportedly said. The bill is set to become law on Sunday.

The EU sanctions allow for oil deliveries from Iran until July 1. Any pre-empting of this timescale by Tehran could prove problematic for countries like Italy, Greece and Spain, who would need to urgently find new suppliers.

China, meanwhile, a major importer of Iranian oil, has also criticized the EU sanctions. The Xinhua news agency quoted the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday as saying: "To blindly pressure and impose sanctions on Iran are not constructive approaches."

Economic Consequences

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Many members of the EU are now heavily dependent on Iranian oil. Some 500,000 barrels arrive in Europe every day from Iran, with southern European countries consuming most of it. Greece is the most exposed, receiving a third of all its oil imports from Iran, but Italy too depends on Iran for 13 percent of its oil needs. If this source were to dry up abruptly, the economic conditions in the two struggling countries could become even worse.

Already on Wednesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned of the economic consequences of the EU's planned embargo. Stopping deliveries from the world's fifth largest producer could drive up the price of oil by 20 to 30 percent.

And the prices of different types of oil did rise on Thursday, albeit only slightly. In the morning, the cost of a barrel of North Sea Brent Crude was $110.73, 92 cents more than on Wednesday. The price of a barrel of WTI from the US was up 81 cents at $100.21.

dsk -- with wires

Thursday, 26 January 2012

#Syria #Egypt What a sight. تحيا مصر

German Parliament To Discuss Cannabis Legalization - Toke of the Town

German Parliament To Discuss Cannabis Legalization

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Dispensaries, Global, Legislation, News
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

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​Germany's socialist Left party is calling an expert hearing on "legalizing cannabis through the introduction of cannabis clubs" in the German Parliament on Wednesday, January 25, but the idea has reportedly been met with "widespread rejection" from mainstream politicians.

The Left party is proposing that Germans be allowed to open cannabis clubs where members can grow marijuana, reports They also recommend that consumers be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of pot for personal use, double the current limit in Germany.

The proposal was written by Frank Tempel, former director of an anti-drug group that worked with police in the eastern German state of Thuringia, reports The Local. Tempel, who is now the Left party's advisor on drug policy, said there needs to be a sea change in Germany's attitude to marijuana.

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​"A cannabis ban is the legal model that has the least acceptance," Tempel said.

He estimated that between 3.5 and 4 million Germans use cannabis, and that the government's official ban on the substance has no influence on their decision.

According to the German Cannabis Association (DHV), there are about 100,000 cannabis-related criminal cases in the country each year.

Tempel said marijuana prohibition actually encourages drug abuse, because it curtails public education. He said Germany should prioritize prevention, youth protection and controlling the drug market over criminalization, and that young people should no the allowed in the proposed cannabis clubs.

The Left party proposal also suggests that local health ministries could cooperate with the clubs.

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