Super March issue of Live Encounters

Live Encounters Magazine March 2015 (L)

Ali Khan Mahmudabad – Illusions of Justice in America and Syria
Aryaa Naik – Women in Mahabharata
David Gardner – The New War for the Middle East
David Morgan – States of Insecurity – from New World Order to New Disorder  
Dr Anuradha Bhattacharjee – The Second Homeland – Polish Refugees in India
Dr Candess M Campbell – The Bully Archetype
Gary Zaetz – Americans MIA Second World War Northeast Indo-China border 
Natalie Wood – Truth, Tourism Among Top Casualties of War
Professor Ella  Habiba Shohat – Dislocated Identities: Reflections of an Arab-Jew
Terry McDonagh – About Albert
Mark Ulyseas – ‘Faction’ news and the antisocial media

Indonesian executions – How arrogant of the Dutch


The Dutch foreign minister, Bert Koenders, said in a statement late on Saturday he had temporarily recalled the country’s ambassador to Indonesia and summoned Indonesia’s representative in The Hague to protest against Ang’s execution. He said it was carried out despite King Willem-Alexander and the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, personally contacting Widodo.

How arrogant as if the former colonial power can dictate to a former colony. We all know how the Dutch ruled Indonesia!

Incidentally the Dutchman was sentenced to death for operating a huge factory producing the drug ecstasy.

An Indonesian firing squad has executed five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the Jakarta government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.

Indonesia’s attorney general, Muhammad Prasetyo, said drug trafficking rings had spread to many places, including remote villages where most victims were youngsters of productive age. Indonesia has become the largest drug market in south-east Asia with 45% of the region’s drugs in circulation.

Are people so fucking dumb smuggling drugs to Indonesia when they know they will face the death penalty?

Don’t blame Indonesia. If you want to help, help Indonesia stop the influx of drugs.

Ukraine – the plot thickens

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton have their phones hacked and their conversation leaked…hahahaha.. I wonder who were the real instigators in the Ukraine people’s ‘uprising’.  Urmas is heard informing Ashton that the snipers who shot and killed policemen and protestors were actually hired by leaders of Maiden…and more.


Oh India why do you continue to murder your baby girls?

Shame on you India. You talk of your great ancient culture but yet in the 21st century you rape, beat and murder your women…even throwing away newborn baby girls. Is this the incredible India that you advertise to the world?

The following news report is heart breaking. A newborn baby girl was found in a river with her mouth sealed with duct tape.

– Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu:  A newborn baby was found dead in the Cauvery river at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.
Police say the mouth of the infant girl was sealed with a tape used for packing. ”We have buried the body. We are probing to trace those responsible for this murder,” a police officer told NDTV. The incident occurred despite the Cradle Baby Scheme in which cradles are provided in several hospitals where parents could leave behind unwanted babies, who are then taken of care by the state government. –LINK

How can the Indian Government’s efforts to curb violence against the women, girls and female foetuses when the Indian mindset has not changed. Some say it is embedded in the culture, whilst others claim that the majority of Indian males view females as receptacles for the male libido and beasts of burden.

The myth of Mother India is just what it is, a myth.

Breasts and Politics and FEMENs

This is for those women who consider themselves “Feminists” and feel that they get a raw deal from the “men”. Inna Shevchenko a FEMENist from Ukraine is interviewed by Oksana of RT on why the organisation ‘FEMEN’ bares their breasts as a form of protest. Inna claims that women from childhood are forced to look good for the men, are forced into motherhood etc. I wish Simone de Beauvoir was around with her tome, The Second Sex. For the men viewers, sorry no dirty pictures:)


Sperm Smuggling

Believe it or leave it. Here is a news report of Muslim women who impregnate themselves with their husbands’ sperm which has been smuggled out of Israeli jails where their husbands are incarcerated. How can one not admire these women?

Humans evolved from male pig and female chimp

I suppose this News Report puts everything into perspective.

LONDON: Humans are actually hybrids, who emerged as an offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, according to one of the world’s leading geneticist.

Turning the theory of human ancestry on its head, Dr Eugene McCarthy — one of the world’s leading authorities on hybridization in animals from the University of Georgia has suggested that humans didn’t evolve from just apes but was a backcross hybrid of a chimpanzee and pigs.

His hypothesis is based on the fact that though humans have many features in common with chimps, there are a lot more that don’t correspond to any other primates. He then suggests that there is only one animal in the animal kingdom that has all of the traits which distinguish humans from our primate cousins.

“What is this other animal that has all these traits? The answer is Sus scrofa – the ordinary pig” he says.

He explains: “Genetically, we’re close to chimpanzees, and yet we have many physical traits that distinguish us from chimpanzees. One fact, however, suggests the need for an open mind: as it turns out, many features that distinguish humans from chimpanzees also distinguish them from all other primates. Features found in human beings, but not in other primates, cannot be accounted for by hybridization of a primate with some other primate. If hybridization is to explain such features, the cross will have to be between a chimpanzee and a non-primate – an unusual, distant cross to create an unusual creature.”

Dr McCarthy suggests that Charles Darwin told only half the story of human evolution.

“We believe that humans are related to chimpanzees because humans share so many traits with chimpanzees. Is it not rational then also, if pigs have all the traits that distinguish humans from other primates, to suppose that humans are also related to pigs? Let us take it as our hypothesis, then, that humans are the product of ancient hybridization between pig and chimpanzee,” he said.

According to Dr McCarthy, if we compare humans with non-mammals or invertebrates like the crocodile, bullfrog, octopus, dragonfly and starfish, pigs and chimpanzees suddenly seem quite similar to humans.

Pigs and chimpanzees differ in chromosome counts. The opinion is often expressed that when two animals differ in this way, they cannot produce fertile hybrids. This rule is, however, only a generalization. While such differences do tend to have an adverse effect on the fertility of hybrid offspring, it is also true that many different types of crosses in which the parents differ in chromosome counts produce hybrids that capable themselves of producing offspring.

There is substantial evidence supporting the idea that very distantly related mammals can mate and produce a hybrid.

Another suggestive fact, Dr McCarthy says is the frequent use of pigs in the surgical treatment of human beings. Pig heart valves are used to replace those of human coronary patients. Pig skin is used in the treatment of human burn victims. “Serious efforts are now underway to transplant kidneys and other organs from pigs into human beings. Why are pigs suited for such purposes? Why not goats, dogs, or bears – animals that, in terms of taxonomic classification, are no more distantly related to human beings than pigs?,” he said.

“It might seem unlikely that a pig and a chimpanzee would choose to mate, but their behaviour patterns and reproductive anatomy does, in fact, make them compatible. It is, of course, a well-established fact that animals sometimes attempt to mate with individuals that are unlike themselves, even in a natural setting, and that many of these crosses successfully produce hybrid offspring,” he adds.

Dr Eugene McCarthy says that the fact that even modern-day humans are relatively infertile may be significant in this connection.

“If a hybrid population does not die out altogether, it will tend to improve in fertility with each passing generation under the pressure of natural selection. Fossils indicate that we have had at least 200,000 years to recover our fertility since the time that the first modern humans (Homo sapiens) appeared. The earliest creatures generally recognized as human ancestors (Ardipithecus, Orrorin) date to about six million years ago. So our fertility has had a very long time to improve. If we have been recovering for thousands of generations and still show obvious symptoms of sterility, then our earliest human ancestors, if they were hybrids, must have suffered from aninfertility that was quite severe. This line of reasoning, too, suggests that the chimpanzee might have produced Homo sapiens by crossing with a genetically incompatible mate, possibly even one outside the primate order,” he said.


So folks say hello to our ancestors:)