The United Nations Security Council has just voted on a draft resolution concerning the ongoing violence in Syria. Of the voting members, Russia and China were the only ones to vote against the draft, but as permanent members of the UNSC they both hold veto power, and the resolution has not been passed as a result. The news follows days of heated political debates in the UNSC, with many members supporting a Western-backed draft calling for foreign nations to put an end to what some called the “Syrian killing machine.” Russia and China were the only permanent Security Council members opposing the draft, reminding others that it was not their place to intervene in another country’s domestic affairs. Two videos below
An artist who painted the office walls of Facebook headquarters is in line to receive nearly $200 million in social media stock.
Video Opinion – In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss the vaporized and the deleted – the new American soap opera in which the assets, wealth, jobs and economy of the 99% have been stolen. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Daniel Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about China’s imports of gold and their recent purchases of Germany’s legendary mittelstands.
Thousands of Russians flooded downtown Moscow to demand an end to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s rule, braving sub-zero temperatures to keep the protest movement alive one month before an election that Putin is still expected to win. (Feb. 4)
China’s 138m-high building in the shape of a Beijing Olympics medal is causing controversy, as locals accuse it of being an eyesore. . Report by Sophie Foster.
A perfect partner who’s always happy and never complains, is apparently now a reality. But there’s a catch – he or she is likely be made of plastic. From simple dolls to sophisticated robots, they seem to be winning the hearts and minds of people who’ve given up on finding true love. Gayane Chichakyan has more from the world of the synthetic spouse.
We are enslaved to our debt. Wake up, America! Before it is too late…
Every man, woman and child in America is enslaved to the national debt. As an artist, I have painted my vision of the dire circumstances that surround us. Now, more than ever, each American must make a choice: we must unlock the shackles that enslave us, or will we lose our freedom. It is my hope and prayer that America will “wake up” before it is too late.
Those who are familiar with my work know that I like to use symbolism and metaphor to engage the viewer. See if you can find and decipher the many symbols in this image by visiting http://www.jonmcnaughton.com
In the painting I have intentionally hidden six keys that represent solutions that will release us from the chains of economic and political bondage. Find these keys and share them with as many Americans as you can. If we don’t “wake up” future generations may not know what it means to be free.
-Jon McNaughton, political artist
To see an interactive map of this painting, or to find the six keys, please go to http://www.jonmcnaughton.com