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Prince Mohammed bin Salman – Jordan Bedouin Honour Guards

Prince Mohammed bin Salman reviews Bedouin honour guards upon his arrival to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, on 04 August 2015.
– Reuters: Powerful Saudi royal heirs will define kingdom’s future. Getty Images: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia visits Jordan.

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Prince Mohammed bin Salman – Women’s Riding Camels/Driving Cars Rights

We believe women have rights in Islam that they’ve yet to obtain. – Prince Mohammed bin Salman

After reports emerged from the Middle East recently about the Saudi royals possibly getting ready to lift the kingdom’s ban on women driving, a Saudi prince has walked back his earlier remarks about women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. According to Gulf News, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said the question of whether to allow women to drive is “not a religious issue as much as it is an issue that relates to the community itself that either accepts it or refuses it.” The 30-year-old, who has gained increasing powers in the kingdom since his father, King Salman, took over the monarchy last year, had previously indicated that women were on the verge of being granted the right to drive. “If women were allowed to ride camels [in the time of the Prophet Muhammad], perhaps we should let them drive cars, the modern-day camels,” bin Salman reasoned, according to recent reports. He added, “We believe women have rights in Islam that they’ve yet to obtain.”
But this week, he struck a vastly different tone suggesting popular opinion may be the reason behind his reversal. “The community is not convinced about women driving,” bin Salman said this week, adding that many believe allowing women the right to drive will result in negative consequences. Indeed, earlier this month a top Saudi cleric used similar rhetoric when he said driving is “a dangerous matter that exposes women to evil.” Bin Salman also left open the possibility of women being allowed to drive, vaguely saying that “changes could happen in the future.”
– New York Times: In an apparent reversal, Saudi prince is now “not convinced about women driving.”

Changes in Saudi Arabian society are traditionally measured out in cautious doses. That’s because the powerful Saudi rulers are not fully in charge when it comes to tinkering with anything involving the kingdom’s cultural codes, particularly regarding women’s roles.
Any reforms – no matter how modest – must pass the scrutiny of the Saudi religious establishment, the guardians of the country’s strict brand of Islam and, in many ways, the real power behind the throne.
– Washington Post: Could this Saudi prince help end the ban on women driving?.

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Asghar Ali Engineer: Qur’an Women & Modern Society: Islam & Family Planning

Imam Shafi’i, one of the great Imams who founded the Shafi’i School of Islamic jurisprudence, thinks that one should not produce more children, if he cannot support them properly. … The Imam’s argument is that producing more children would make it difficult to provide them with what is halal (legitimate and permissible) and also would make it difficult for parents to observe hudud Allah [limits prescribed by God, See Zamakhshari, Al-Kashshaf, vol 1, (Beirut, 1977), pp 497-98] Thus, Imam Shafi’i was a man of vision and he could well anticipate the problems of producing more children. He makes a very important point, namely, that the Qur’an lays stress on the legitimate ways of earning one’s living (Halalan Tayyiba). One should not resort to ways of earning not permitted by Allah, and Imam Shafi’ feels that if one produces more children, he will ultimately, in order to feed them, resort to haram (prohibited) ways of earning. Thus, producing more children would ultimately amount to earning the wrath of God.

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Thus, from whatever angle it is seen, birth control or family planning is not objectionable in Islam provided the purpose is moral and for the benefit of human society as a whole. In certain conditions, collective interest certainly precedes individual interest. Imam Taymiyyah, a great medieval Islamic thinker and jurist, has also propounded this doctrine. Thus, when unrestrained growth of human population causes severe problems in society, it would certainly be permissible to take suitable steps to bring the human population under control. Today, in India as well as in several other countries, population control has acquired great urgency. If stern steps are not taken, the society as a whole will suffer not only materially, but also morally and spiritually. As Maulana Saeed Ahmad Akbarabadi maintains, in such conditions, family planning is not only morally permissible, but should be made compulsory.
– Ashgar Ali Engineer; The Qur’an, Women and Modern Society: Islam and Family Planning-Google Books.
» IG: 17-08-22_ashgaralieng-islam-famplanning.

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NYT: Climate Deal Badly Needs a Big Stick

Few economists are as versed in the global diplomatic effort to combat climate change as Nicholas Stern of Britain.

So it was particularly distressing to hear him say, at a debate in New York a few weeks ago, that the international effort to achieve a worldwide climate agreement in Paris next December is already falling short on its most critical goal. The various pledges by nations to cut their emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, he noted, will not be enough to prevent the Earth’s temperature from rising beyond the level scientists consider the tipping point to devastating environmental disruption.

… Such failure indicates that getting countries to make the costly but necessary investments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions will require more than diplomacy. It will require a big stick.

… Climate change is tougher. For one thing, it will be more costly for a country to limit emissions of greenhouse gases. The benefits will be shared by the entire world. Moreover, the threshold for devastating consequences is uncertain. For many, the optimal strategy will be to lie low and reap the gains as so-called free riders.

While countries might cooperate if they were absolutely certain of the tipping point that led to catastrophe, climate science doesn’t work like that. Experiments by Professor Barrett and Astrid Dannenberg from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have found that where there is uncertainty, free-riding becomes irresistible, cooperation breaks down and catastrophe occurs.
– New York Times: Climate Deal Badly Needs a Big Stick.
» IG: 17-06-10_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godscrazy-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

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Collective Change, Clarity of Language Enable Trust & Cooperation

  • When Actions required of individuals for collective change are Clear and unambiguous, trust and incentives for cooperation are strong; and the chances are greater that such change can be implemented and enforced.
  • When Actions required of individuals, groups or nations for collective change, are Vague and Ambiguous; cheating and free riding results; and the chances are low to non-existent that such change can be implemented and enforced.

» SQSwans: Astrid Dannenberg.
» IG: 17-06-10_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godscrazy-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

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Genghis Khan the Green Effect:

Genghis Khan The Green EoP Reforestation Effect:

If EoP Cop21/CPAC17 Root Cause Problem Solving Implemented for humane deindustrialization and depopulation; it would have greater positive effects on re-forestation, biodiversity and climate change than the extremely violent depopulation implemented by Genghis Khan the Green.

Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history – after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest. The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study. The deaths of 40 million people meant that large areas of cultivated land grew thick once again with trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. And, although his methods may be difficult for environmentalists to accept, ecologists believe it may be the first ever case of successful manmade global cooling.

Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes had an impact on the global carbon cycle as big as today’s annual demand for gasoline. The Black Death, on the other hand, came and went too quickly for it to cause much of a blip in the global carbon budget. Dwarfing both of these events, however, has been the historical trend towards increasing deforestation, which over centuries has released vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, as crop and pasture lands expanded to feed growing human populations. Even Genghis Kahn couldn’t stop it for long.

“.. humans started to influence the environment thousands of years ago by changing the vegetation cover of the Earth‘s landscapes when we cleared forests for agriculture.”

— Coupled climate–carbon simulations indicate minor global effects of wars and epidemics on atmospheric CO2 between AD 800 and 18501 study by Julia Pongratz; article: Genghis Khan the GREEN: Invader killed so many people that carbon levels plummeted; Carnegie: War, Plague No Match for Deforestation in Driving CO2 Buildup.
– IGN: Genghis Khan the GREEN: Invader killed so many people that carbon levels plummeted.
» IG: 17-03-01_genghiskhangreen-eopscevolution17-06-10_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

Derrick Jensen: Open Letter to Reclaim Environmentalism:
One sign of intelligence is the ability to recognize patterns: let’s lay out a pattern and see if we can recognize it in less than 10,000 years. When you think of Iraq, do you think of cedar forests so thick that sunlight never touches the ground? That’s how it was prior to the beginnings of this culture. The Near East was a forest. North Africa was a forest. Greece was a forest. All pulled down to support this [War is Penis] culture.
– [EoP Amended] Derrick Jensen: Open Letter to Reclaim Environmentalism.
» IG: 17-03-01_genghiskhangreen-eopscevolution17-06-10_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

EoP Submissions to Cop 21 & CPAC 2017:
– EoP CoP 21: eop-cop21.tygae.org.za
– EoP CPAC17: eop-cpac17.tygae.org.za.
» IG: 17-03-01_genghiskhangreen-eopscevolution17-06-10_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godscrazy-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

EoP FT Bragg: Whom Should be Removed from Planetary Lifeboat Genepool?

In US Army’s Lifeboat Ethics while not explicitly stated in the course material; that – in terms ofecological overshoot resource depletion tipping points and resource conflict – all nations on Earth’s resource lifeboats are not only full; but shrinking  so now the decision is not ‘whom to let in’ but ‘whom should be removed from the lifeboat aka national genepool; how should they be removed; how many should be removed; by whom and when should they be removed’?
» EoP Leg Sub: 25 Jan: USAR Ft Bragg: Culture Change to EoP Honour Ecofootprint Shrinking Lifeboat Ethics?.
» IG: 17-06-11_eopabolishfarm-wipoligarchlrfactoryfarm;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godscrazy-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

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The Only Operative Question is: Whom Should the Military Kill?

In US Army’s Lifeboat Ethics while not explicitly stated in the course material; that – in terms ofecological overshoot resource depletion tipping points and resource conflict – all nations on Earth’s resource lifeboats are not only full; but shrinking so now the decision is not ‘whom to let in’ but ‘whom should be removed from the lifeboat aka national genepool; how should they be removed; how many should be removed; by whom and when should they be removed’?

Our dilemma is that of defining just and unjust actions within our wars and conflicts. It is time to reexamine habits that have come to pass for ethics and ask the sort of questions that are as controversial as they are uncomfortable to the man or woman of conscience … We must reexamine our concepts of the ethical and the legal. .. Traditionalists who decry even the possibility of attacking these sources of human misery in such a manner generally do so from campuses or comfortable offices. …. crying out that such a doctrine would amount to giving our military, .. a license to kill. But the purpose of a military is to kill, and if you cannot stomach that, you should not have a military. The only operative question is whom the military should kill.
» 17-06-11_eopabolishfarm-wipoligarchlrfactoryfarm;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godscrazy-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

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WiP Racial/Religious/Ideological Civilian Activists Ansa:

Kill my [Racial/Religious/Ideological Defined Enemy] i.e. Racists / Kikes / Zionists / Muslims / Christians / Crackers / Spicks / Niggers / Nationalists / Commies / Capitalists.
» IG: 17-06-11_eopabolishfarm-wipoligarchlrfactoryfarm;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godscrazy-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

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EoP Scientific & Cultural Law Civilian Activists EoP TRC [Truth & Reconciliation] Ansa:

Give the Breeding/Consumption Scarcity Combatants – of all races, religions and classes – the opportunity to take personal responsibility for their former Breeding/Consumption aboveEcological Carrying Capacity limits transgressions; by cooperating to implement an EoP intn’l law social contract; that (a) requires all citizens of all races, religions, nations, to breed and consume below ecological carrying capacity limits; or be humanely eliminated from the planetary genepool; (b) nationalizes all property and provides all responsible freedom oath citizens a property ration to enable their shelter and survival self-sufficiency to enable the rebuilding of a relocalized sustainable future.
» IG: 17-06-11_eopabolishfarm-wipoligarchlrfactoryfarm;  17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godscrazy-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

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Revolution in Military Ethics: Whom should the Military Kill?

Our dilemma is that of defining just and unjust actions within our wars and conflicts. It is time to reexamine habits that have come to pass for ethics and ask the sort of questions that are as controversial as they are uncomfortable to the man or woman of conscience … We must reexamine our concepts of the ethical and the legal. .. The whispered warning that we do not condone “assassinations” because we do not want our own leader assassinated is a counsel of unspeakable cowardice. First, if leaders will not risk the fate they ask of their privates, they are not fit to lead their people. Second, if foreign criminals, official or private, knew that retribution would be generally swift and always sure, attacks on US leaders — or US citizens overall — would likely decrease wonderfully. And such a policy would return us once again to an objectively moral path.

These issues demand serious debate. Traditionalists who decry even the possibility of attacking these sources of human misery in such a manner generally do so from campuses or comfortable offices. They are out of contact with our citizenry and its needs, as they are phenomenally out of contact with the sheer violence of this world. They will immediately push the issue to absurd extremes, crying out that such a doctrine would amount to giving our military, .. a license to kill. But the purpose of a military is to kill, and if you cannot stomach that, you should not have a military.

The only operative question is whom the military should kill.
»» Col Ralph Peters: Revolution in Military Ethics
» IG: 17-05-30_eopftbragg-milethicsqa17-06-10_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick17-06-11_eopabolishfarm-wipoligarchlrfactoryfarm17-06-12_nyt-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godscrazy-climatedealneedsbigstick-217-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-polpot17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-cnposters17-07-23_godsmustbecrazy-nyt-climatedealstick-weathermen.

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