The Shrinkinglobe

Amnesty International points the finger at Australia

An Amnesty International investigation has found Australian officials may have paid money to the crew of a boat intercepted in July – which would be the second such alleged incident. The claim of a possible second payment comes as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the pregnant Somali woman known as Abyan, who sought an abortion…

Valspix

Portrait Enhancing; Yes or No

When shooting portraiture for me the subject’s natural environment often produces the desired outcome. Whether it be at home, in the office, or wherever they feel the most comfortable. Additionally my preference is for natural light, open shade especially, falling on skin tones to give softer overall appearance; bright sunlight is to be avoided if…

Slimmer You

Can you make me look slimmer?

Certainly I have had this comment from a photoshoot and no doubt I am not alone in receiving it. There’s a lot more going on that the average jack realises when it comes to photo assignments. Getting to the shoot and blasting away with cam in hand is fine, but what happens after the physical…

Is the US a bomb waiting to explode?

Sam Gerrans is an English writer, translator, support counselor and activist. He also has professional backgrounds in media, strategic communications and technology. He is driven by commitment to ultimate meaning, and focused on authentic approaches to revelation and realpolitik. He is the founder of Quranite.com – where the Qur’an is explored on the basis of…

Guarantee a Future of Perpetual War

STRATFOR Chief Reveals Zio-Anglo-American Plot For World Domination. US foreign policy is both intriguing and stupefying. The more one researches the more one name keep cropping up. George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR, who presented his speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs a few months ago, was then followed by a quite telling Q&A…

Two questions you are not supposed to ask of ISIS

#1 – those Toyota trucks As with most official narratives, the ISIS rhetoric is left largely unexamined by mainstream media, while at the same time being used as a major motivation for continued and increasing war in the Middle East. Given the growing chaos in the region, now spreading to Yemen, and the increasingly blurry role…

ISIS & the psycho-nightmare of US Middle East “policy”

The US are trying to salvage the remnants of their comic-book Syrian narrative, hiding behind the transparent diversionary claim the Russians are bombing “non-ISIS rebels”, hoping, forlornly no one will be smart enough to realise this essentially means “al Qaeda/al Nusra”, and amounts to an admission the US is working with the group they used…