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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

3 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

11:06pm MST

Fundamentally Rotten Economic Foundation  (Calculated Destruction of the Liberal Class Right Before That of the Middle Class)  Postcard from the End of America  (Nasdaq 5,000 Is Different This Time . . . But Not In A Good Way!)  Gitmo in Chicago

The Case For Super Glass-Steagall February Stock Buybacks Hit Record - Total $2 Trillion Since 2009 Corporate America’s love affair with itself grows more passionate by the month. Stock buybacks, which along with dividends eat up sums of money equal to almost all the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s earnings, vaulted to a record in February, with chief executive officers announcing $104.3

Netanyahu's Speech To Congress Is Full of Fantasies, Shamefully Uses Memory of Holocaust To Prevent Peace Between America and Iran

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 26 minutes ago
*Netanyahu's problem is the Palestinian question. His solution is to distract the world by drumming up fear about Iran's peaceful nuclear program. * "But Iran's regime is not merely a Jewish problem, any more than the Nazi regime was merely a Jewish problem. The 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis were but a fraction of the 60 million people killed in World War II. So, too, Iran's regime poses a grave threat, not only to Israel, but also the peace of the entire world. To understand just how dangerous Iran would be with nuclear weapons, we must fully understand the nature of the re... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Food from the sea

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 hour ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click *HERE* for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourag... more »

Another Speech Of Pure Evil: Benyamin Miliewkosky (Netanyahu) Speech To His Minions In The US Congress March 3rd, 2015... My Analysis, And My Ripping It To Shreds

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
I do feel sick today... I just finished watching and listening to that arch psychotic criminal, Benyamin Miliewkosky, better known by the name 'Netanyahu', speak in front of Israel's slaves in the US Congress... It was a revolting "speech" of pure lies and untruths....It was also remarkable to watch these disgusting inhuman beings that the American people stupidly "elected" to power stand and give this mass murdering freak a multitude of standing ovations..... I could just puke from what I watched... I waited for a news source to come up with a transcript of this most evil creature ... more »

Obama Responds to Netanyahu's Speech to Congress | The New York Times

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*People thought Netanyahu reached peak stupidity a couple of years ago at the U.N when he showed off his cartoon bomb, but this man tops himself every year. Will he drum up an excuse and attack Iran without America's blessing to ruin a deal? Maybe. * *Title: Obama Responds to Netanyahu's Speech to Congress | The New York Times. Date Published: March 3, 2015. Description:* President Obama said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel “didn’t offer any viable alternatives” on Iran during his address to Congress.

Roundup - A Converging Pattern of Toxicity from Farm to Clinic to Lab-

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 hour ago
* Yup, it's another post on the "Chemical Manipulation of Humanity"* *Roundup - a converging pattern of toxicity from farm to clinic to laboratory* Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji / 25th February 2015 This is long, has multiple links which are accessible in the pdf (scroll down to access that) As scientific evidence grows of the many ways in which glyphosate - pipe-cleaner, herbicide and antibiotic - damages the environment and health, governments and regulators turn a blind eye, writes Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji, and the EU has even raised allowable residue levels. It's time for us all to put ... more »

Formula 1: Pit Stops, 1950 & Today

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
So there’s now more than four, and they’re not both refuelling, but … [Hat tip Kopu Nitpicker] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Only 11 million light-years away, Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy to planet Earth. Spanning over 60,000 light-years, the peculiar elliptical galaxy, also known as NGC 5128, is featured in this sharp color image. Centaurus A is apparently the result of a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies resulting in a fantastic jumble of star clusters and imposing dark dust lanes. *Click image for larger size.* Near the galaxy's center, left over cosmic debris is steadily being consumed by a central black hole with a billion times the mass of the Sun. As in other active galaxies, t... more »

The Poet: Dana Gioia, "Entrance"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Entrance"* "Whoever you are: step out of doors tonight, Out of the room that lets you feel secure. Infinity is open to your sight. Whoever you are. With eyes that have forgotten how to see From viewing things already too well-known, Lift up into the dark a huge, black tree And put it in the heavens: tall, alone. And you have made the world and all you see. It ripens like the words still in your mouth. And when at last you comprehend its truth, Then close your eyes and gently set it free." - Dana Gioia

Fukushima Psychopomp

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Fukushima Psychopomp

Tom Hayden : It’s time to act against escalation in Iraq and Iran

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
We must support diplomacy while pointing out there is no military solution. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | January 3, 2014 Peace and justice activists should — at the very least — send messages now to members of … finish reading Tom Hayden : It’s time to act against escalation in Iraq and Iran

Who is the Man in Adam Dew's Video?

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
The question that is being asked is who is the man in the Adam Dew video? Is there enough of him visible for us to make any sort of guess? I have studied this, compared it to the Richard Dolan video of a man who claimed to have been in Roswell and saw the bodies and to the picture of Eli Benjamin who appears in Tom Carey and Don Schmitt’s *Witness to Roswell* and it seems to be the same man. Benjamin was a member of the 390th Air Service Squadron, which was part of Edwin Easley’s command, meaning that they had the mission of security on the base. The 1395th MP Company was used for ... more »

North Korea Warns The U.S. That They Will Launch A Pre-Emptive Strike 'If Necessary'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong (R) arrives with North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations So Se Pyong for his address to the Conference on Disarmament at the U.N. in Geneva March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse *Reuters:* *North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike 'if necessary'* *(Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.* *His rare speech at the U.N.-backed Conference on Disarmament drew a rebuke... more »

"The Illusions Of hope..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it." - Patrick Henry

Paulo Coelho, "The Chess Game"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Chess Game"* by Paulo Coelho "A young man said to the abbot from the monastery, “I’d actually like to be a monk, but I haven’t learned anything in life. All my father taught me was to play chess, which does not lead to enlightenment. Apart from that, I learned that all games are a sin." “They may be a sin but they can also be a diversion, and who knows, this monastery needs a little of both,” was the reply. The abbot asked for a chessboard, sent for a monk, and told him to play with the young man. But before the game began, he added, “Although we need diversion, we cannot al... more »

After Bibi: Maybe the solution to the Boehner Problem is to consider whether we really, absolutely need a House speaker

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Plus some thoughtier thoughts than Bibi's on Iran* *Okay, I admit I fell crazy mad in love with this "manufactured" image when our colleague Gaius Publius shared it in his pre-speech post yesterday, and I would likely have taken advantage of any remotely contrivable opportunity to recycle it. But that doesn't mean that, post-speech, it isn't still the defining image of Prime Minister Bibi's Iran policy.* *by Ken* So, at last, Prime Minister Bibi has spoken. Sure, it's a national disgrace, but haven't our right-wing brethren been working their chubby butts off to ensure that the U... more »

"Give Us Courage..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Give Us Courage"* "Give us courage, gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare us to our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Chet Raymo, “Holy Ignorance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Holy Ignorance” * by Chet Raymo “At a press conference in 2002, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously explained foreign policy: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know." The same can be said of science. The textbooks are full of known knowns. We are quite confident affirming the circulation of the blood, the distance to the Sun, the common descent of animals and plants. I sit h... more »

Egyptian TV Host Ahmed Moussa: The U.S., Turkey, and Qatar Constitute the Axis of Evil

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Title: Egyptian TV Host Ahmed Moussa: The U.S., Turkey, and Qatar Constitute the Axis of Evil. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: March 3, 2015. Description: * In a February 16, 2015 address on the Egyptian Sada Al-Balad TV channel, TV host Ahmed Moussa said that the U.S., Turkey, and Qatar constituted the axis of evil, because they were countries that supported terrorism. He left out Saudi Arabia, but 3 of 4 ain't bad.

NSA Whistle-Blower Edward Snowden Wants To Return Return Home

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home: lawyer* *(Reuters) - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home.In Washington, U.S. officials said they would welcome Snowden's return to the United States but he would have to face criminal charges which have been filed against him.Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, who has links to the Kremlin, was speaking at a news conference ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
León, Castilla y Leon, Spain. Thanks for stopping by.

Of Genius and Genuflection—Freddy Kempf's Beethoven

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*Guest review by **Lindsay Perigo* "I love sport, so continue to jog religiously and do strength work too. I've also more recently started to work on my swimming as it's something I was never very good at—and I'm still determined to be able to attack any kind of black (ski-)run one day. I think a secret ambition of mine is to do the Ironman one day." So said ace pianist Freddy Kempf in my interview with him in the lead-up to his playing/conducting of the five Beethoven Piano Concertos with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. The series is called, "Freddy Kempf's Beethoven." After... more »

Been dicking the captians wife

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
And the name does not ryme with enought I just found her in my bed and why I did not ask because those questions will be answerd when I am old or dead Tonite I will hold tight and just go with the flow

Flip the hinge

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Flip the hinge for vilance or flip the hinge for peace it is not much differant today in outcome so bash away and hope we get some victims consiuxe

Shots Fired At NSA Headquarters Building

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Photo courtesy NSA *Washington Post*: *Gunshots hit building at National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade* *Gunshots struck a building at the National Security Agency campus on Tuesday, a U.S. Park Police spokeswoman said.* *The Park Police said no injuries were reported, and police had no information about who might have fired at the building in Fort Meade, Md.* *A National Security Agency spokeswoman declined to comment immediately on the incident.* *More News On Shots Being Fired At The NSA Headquarters Building In Maryland* Police investigate report of shots near U.S. spy... more »

Kiev's Troops Send Message to Poroshenko

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Ukraine President Poroshenko gets a message from his troops on the front lines of the US-NATO war. They've figured out they are cannon fodder and are getting rather angry about it. Thus US-NATO 'trainers' are being sent in to 'whip them back into shape'. All they need is a bit more "training and they'll get right back at it." Hardly....the wheels are coming off this Washington-Brussels war project. No wonder there was an assassination on the Kremlin doorstep. Needed to distract the public from the real story. Pin it all back on Putin. Can you see the Madison Avenue public r... more »

9/11, Star Wars and The Memes of Public Myth

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
9/11, Star Wars and The Memes of Public Myth from Spike EP on Vimeo. "During his interview with Bill Moyers in 1986, Dr. Joseph Campbell warned that we had entered a period of history in which the millennium-old myths/ religions no longer functioned: *Myth has to give life models and the models have to be appropriate to the possibilities of the time in which you are living. And our time has changed and changed and changed – and continues to change so fast that what was proper 50 years ago is not proper today. The virtues of the past are the vices of today and many of what were th... more »

Climate Change: “Mini Ice Age 2015-2035?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Mini Ice Age 2015-2035?”* 100+ Year Temperature Records Dropping Like Flies & 10.7cm Flux Down 30% by UnitedWeStand “In Baltimore, Maryland, a low temperature of 1F broke the record low for coldest morning recorded at the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington-International.Airport. In Louisville, Kentucky, temperatures dropped to -6F, breaking the old record low of 0F. Meanwhile, Richmond Kentucky bottomed out at a frigid -32F. In North Carolina, a record low temperature was set at Charlotte where the overnight temperature bottomed out at 7F breaking the old record of 13F in 18... more »

Math Professionals say no to CCSS TESTS

David Greene at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
From a friend and former colleague: Hi Dave, I am a trainer for Meaningful Math-a student centered program that is problem based. Years ago I taught IMP (Interactive Mathematics Program) which started in California and was a really great alternative way of teaching and learning. Today I received this email from Sherry Fraser, one of the authors of the IMP program and I think you will find it interesting. Marilyn Subject: Common Core testing Many of you know Steve Rasmussen as he was president of Key Curriculum Press and sponsored many IMP functions. He is now spending his time researc...more »

Pasta an Empire thinking aboot Food

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Thats a legacy

An Interview with a Reptilian Being

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Audio -* A transcript of an interview made with a non-human and reptilian being in December 1999, also knows as the "Lacerta" interview. The post An Interview with a Reptilian Being appeared first on Waking Times.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*David Usborne, The Independent*: *Benjamin Netanyahu's nuclear war of words provokes Washington fall out * *Iran will be 'guaranteed lots of nuclear weapons' under Obama's arms enforcement deal, the Israeli Prime Minister told the US CongressAn unbridled Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minster of Israel, last night accused the United States and its allies, including Britain, of pursuing an arms enforcement deal with Iran so weak that it would all but ensure that it acquires nuclear weapons, catapulting the world into a “nuclear nightmare”.“That deal would not prevent Iran from ... more »

"Headlines..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*Strange days, indeed...* John Lennon, “Nobody Told Me” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBCdlBrgEmE

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

"Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State"* By John W. Whitehead "Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries. " - Ray Lewis, Retired Philadelphia Police Captain "It's one thing to know and exercise your rights when a police officer pulls you over, but what rights do you have when a private cop entrusted with all of the powers of a government cop but not held to the same legal standards pulls you over and subjects you to a stop-and-frisk or, worse, causes you to disappear into a Gitmo-esque detention center not unlike the one employed by Chicago ... more »

Kursk

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
Kursk - A Submarine in Troubled Waters from Spike EP on Vimeo. It was US and UK that sank Russia's Kursk submarine? Pravda 18.05.2012 Strategic submarine "Kursk" that sank in 2000 was sunk by the Americans. This theory discussed in Russia and abroad was once again raised by the Polish Wprost, referring to the information allegedly received from the Russian General Staff officer, "Lt. Col. Andrei." According to the authors, the restraint of the Russians made it possible to avoid a full-scale nuclear war. The fact that "Kursk" perished at the torpedo explosion was adopted as the ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 3, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress* *(Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that paved the way to a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing the depth of a U.S.-Israeli rift.* *MIDDLE EAST* Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' *would put Iran on nuclear path*. Netanyahu urges global unity *against Iran's 'terror'*. Fierce clashes outside Iraq's Tikrit *after new offensive*. Iraqi army 'kills ISIS second-in-command... more »

Snowpatrol at 45%

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Why not go full stream? Another boy band that just did not thinkaboot it. The world is waiting for handsome young lads with something to say So far as i see it it has been decades of pathetic KATY PERRY oh please her protest is buried in her makeup I can not think today of two bands that present to the public in a new way exept of course Arcade Fire They should not have to stand alone!

Capitalism with Cows

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*The old “two cows” story is doing the rounds again, this time in **a slightly different version**….* *Traditional Capitalism *You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income. *American Capitalism *You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows and a subsidy for ten. T... more »

Been Robbed of my Experice by a AI

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
I worked so hard to provide the data and then one day the bank was full and I was left no matter what my belief about potitics on the left side I could not swim because there was no water I could not fly because there was no air I could not combust because there was no fire left for me

I need a real

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
what is real and what is imagination are we really living in the end times oR ar these the golden times where most wishes backed by substance turn out true

That dress

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
From the 'and finally' pieces on the main BBC and ITV news bulletins, to *Newsnight, *the BBC News website and every newspaper in the country, both Friday and Saturday were 'Dress Day'... Someone brought an image of it into work on Friday. I've never seen my workplace more animated. It went viral. Most people (like me) saw it as clearly white and gold. A few saw it as blue and black (which apparently it really is). People just couldn't believe that other people couldn't see what they were seeing. Some started giving possible scientific explanations. Many Googled. A handful got on ... more »

Untitled

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
You can fight about carbon or land endlessly but what if peace broke out because you way was in no way sustainable we are all livin in a lifeboat do you not know? If you do not belive this and are hostile to this concpety i suggest you have told the powers the be' that I want to be plowed under wORK the problem and teh problem will work out uNFORTAtly this is not in store for humankind How many CO2 terrorists could I site without being in anyway by any examination of science inaccurate. So if you want to say the planet is dead and no matter what the accerlartin the buggaties will not... more »

Donna Edwards... A U.S. Senator? You Bet!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Despite nonsense from the Beltway media, the only "surprise" about Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement yesterday was that she made it yesterday. There was no chance she was running for another term. She'll have served in the Senate for thirty years (the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, when you recall that she was also in the House for a decade, from 1977-1987). And she's 78-- and not in the greatest of health. Now we'll be hearing about all these preposterous Senate wannabe's for the next year and a half-- from conservative multimillionaire John Delaney and... more »

The Fairy tale world

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Now that I am grown up it would be logical that' it was far away this is why I can not\ understand anything when I hear or read the news the wolf is always at my door and there is no other life I should choose except to keep the boogeman away thats the definition of being brave

If Isreal had the Nuclear Bomb?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Hey sportsfans they got one or maybe a thousand and I have no problem if the world turns that way. There is some kind of collective memory about population masses that for the most part keeps the bad people away. You have to be some part far away into a rehtoracal sunrise to unleash a nuclear weapon to keep the earth free Maybe the world should grade nations like corporations? Is there anywhere in Africa the powers that be would engage in a hostile takeover? Africa what the fuck I know you only by Elboa and disease but you are like the minor leauge player who just does not believe T... more »

Murdered Russian Politician Boris Nemtsov Is Buried. The Investigation Into His Killing Is Still Ongoing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC:* *Russians bid farewell to murdered politician Nemtsov* *Thousands of Russians have bid farewell to murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as his funeral took place in the capital Moscow.They queued patiently to view his coffin before it began its solemn journey to a city cemetery.Several EU politicians and Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were barred from attending the funeral.Hours later, Mr Navalny accused the Russian authorities of responsibility for the murder.* *WNU Editor:* This is a sad day for Russian democracy. My prayers are with his f... more »

Remembering Margene Bullcreek: The Goshute's Nerve Gas Neighbors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
When Margene Bullcreek stood up to halt the nuclear dump on Skull Valley, her efforts led to new exposures of the nerve gas neighbors next door By Brenda Norrell Censored News The passing of Margene Bullcreek, Goshute Shoshone, reminds us of the need to record the stories for future generations. Margene Bullcreek led the fight which halted the nuclear dump on Skull Valley Goshute land in

CALL FOR MASS ACTION : 9/11 Schools Competion

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*YOU ARE COMMANDED TO DO GOOD.*

The Spy Who Came In from Al-Qaeda

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
At the risk of giving unwavering types another fit of apoplexy, I very much agree with this comment at *Biased BBC*: flexdream March 3, 2015 at 9:59 pm Some in the BBC are doing the right thing. This interview with a jihadi turned British agent is excellent. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mrj7f It seems a genuine account. Without any self serving ‘muslims as victim’. Well done the Beebers behind this. I hope it doesn’t blight their career prospects. And well done the brave spy who followed his conscience. *The Spy Who Came In from Al-Qaeda *was superb. The jihadi who came in from ... more »

Video from Caldicott Nuclear War Symposium in NYC

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Steven Starr, Bruce Gagnon (at 19:57 into the video), Bill Hartung speak at the Helen Caldicott sponsored *Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction* in New York City held on February 28, 2015. This was the first of two days and was live streamed. Helen Caldicott did the moderating of this first day. Find the entire conference film *here*

Woodputinweaselpecker

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
(h/t and h/t)

High Salt Diet Protects Against Infection, Boosts Immunity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Heather Callaghan* - The dietary tides are once again turning for salt. The post High Salt Diet Protects Against Infection, Boosts Immunity appeared first on Waking Times.

This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us, Earthmen.

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
It's hard to escape the feeling that 'the voice of the BBC', veteran BBC reporter Hugh Sykes, is giving voice to the BBC's inner thoughts yet again in re-tweet after re-tweet today: BREAKING: Netanyahu offered no 'viable alternative' to Iran talks, Obama says - AFP — Conflict News (@rConflictNews) March 3, 2015 Sr White House official reacts to #Israel PM #bibispeech saying "The logic of the PM speech is regime change not a nuclear speech" #iran — Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) March 3, 2015 Obama: When we announced framework deal, #Netanyahu "made exact same speech" and none of the war... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'MA RUSSIA DEFENDS HER FAMILY'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
MA RUSSIA DEFENDS HER FAMILY Posted on March 3, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Mar. 3, 2015. The incident in Moscow that killed Boris Nemstov reminds us of the events of one hundred years ago. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Hapsburg Dynasty was heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. They occupied Serbia which had always been a part of the Russian Federation. On June 28,

Top U.S. Spy Chief: Returning Jihadists Pose No Threat To Americans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Spy chief: No threat from Americans who aided militants in Syria* *The few dozen Americans who have gone to join militant groups fighting in Syria and then come back home don’t pose a threat to the U.S., according to the nation’s top intelligence official.* *About “40 or so” Americans have left to fight with the groups and then come home, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said during an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Monday.* *While the U.S. is concerned about people leaving to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), n... more »

Netanyahu: The Iranian state and Islamic State are equivalent in almost every way but one

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
So on the one side you have a president saying, in essence: "Republicans & Israel can't be trusted, but let's totes have faith in Iran to do the right thing." And on the other you have a Prime Minister pointing out to the US Congressthings that the Iranian state and Islamic State are equivalent in almost every way but one—in that the former is much more dangerous than the latter. ISIS might dominate part of Iraq and Syria, but “Iran now dominates four Arab capitals, Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sanaa. And if Iran’s aggression is left unchecked, more will surely follow.” [T]he i... more »

The U.S. - Israel Split On How To Deal With Iran's Nuclear Program Is Enormous

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Obama at the White House in October. Credit Kevin Lamarque/Reuters *David Sanger, New York Times*: *For Netanyahu and Obama, Difference Over Iran Widened Into Chasm* *WASHINGTON — Over six years of bitter disagreements about how to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel kept running into one central problem: The two leaders never described their ultimate goal in quite the same way.* *Mr. Obama has repeated a seemingly simple vow: On his watch, the United State... more »

The Toronto Star: "HPV vaccine Gardasil has a dark side"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 8 hours ago
Well imagine that! Last month, one of Canada's biggest newspapers, The Toronto Star, published a semi-expose article about the dangers of the Gardasil Vaccine..... and then they lost their balls to Big Pharma pressure and removed the article. Luckily...... the archive of the article has been saved!!!! Below is a screen shot of the head line, followed by C&P of the article. For this moment, the article archive can be seen here: https://web.archive.org/web/20150205215614/http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/02/05/hpv-vaccine-gardasil-has-a-dark-side-star-investigation-finds.htm... more »

The BBC, censorship and a pair of 'p' words

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The reporter most credited with exposing the street grooming scandal and the complicity of the authorities in covering it up, Andrew Norfolk of the *Times,* gives a characteristically full account of today's report into the "industrial scale" paedophile abuse going on in Oxford, mainly by 'Asian' (i.e. Pakistani) gangs (though here including North Africans, suggesting that being 'Asian' may *not* be the real connecting factor between the perps). Thanks to his report today I heard something I didn't hear on the BBC News at Six (because it simply wasn't reported) and didn't see in ... more »

US-NATO Project: Chaos Along Russia's Border

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
This video is a moving and heartbreaking inside view of the US-NATO backed assault on the Russian speaking people of eastern Ukraine. You get a glimpse of the self-defense forces - former miners, farmers, electricians, tele-communications engineers, musicians, former soldiers, husbands, wives and some volunteers from Russia who have come to eastern Ukraine to help defend the people from the endless attacks on their communities. The people often refer to the 'Grads' that Kiev's forces use to shell them. Each time I heard Grads I flash back to my Little League baseball team at Ell... more »

Reaction To Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech To The U.S. Congress

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*NBC:* *Obama: 'Nothing New' in Netanyahu Speech * *President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered "nothing new" in his much-anticipated speech to Congress, suggesting that the Israeli leader failed to articulate an alternative strategy to halt Iran's attempts to make a nuclear bomb.* *"On the core issue, which is how do we prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon which would make it far more dangerous ... the prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives," he told reporters during an appearance with new Defense Secretary Asht... more »

Cash for Questions and the Deep State

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*Prime Minister John Major and his government of disloyal ministers ("a bunch of bastards") were not popular with the Controllers of the New World Order.* *They greatly resented (and fatally under-estimated) the self-made, working-class hero from Brixton and his romantic prowess in being able to do with girls (fully grown-ones, that is).* Diary of a Princess (1997) from Spike EP on Vimeo. The Mayfair Set Part.4.of.4 - 1997 : Twilight of the Dogs from Spike EP on Vimeo. "I do not accept, that economic growth is the principle measure of the success of nations." James Goldsmith ... more »

Quote of the morning: On political power

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
"It's said that ‘power corrupts,’ but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. - David Brin (after Frank Herbert) Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Living in a world designed in California

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
The medium is the message and upon this Gross canvas as in superhuman size we all crawl on the carpet before the enviroment of some God so far all are human California is not a destination its a state of the enriched mind No one on the planet escapes it does not matter why they find upon their bill an expense for a place so far away that less than 1% of 1% will ever call CT home I am California dreaming on this endless winter day dreaming about walking the silicon streets of knowhow when the desert blows it all away if they do not construct the pipe I fear that will take the Great Lake... more »

E'voke - Arms of Loren

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Bah, no time for blogging tonight. Instead, here's no. 12 from my top 100 of the 00s.

Of Hacking, Hypocrisy and Weasels

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
The BBC (and the *Guardian*) pursued the Murdoch empire relentlessly over phone hacking. You'll doubtless recall the countless lead stories on the website, the innumerable 'Newsnight' reports, the endless updates on 'PM', all those Robert Peston blogposts, etc, etc, etc. Pretty much every twist and turn in the story received massive attention from the BBC. Murdoch's Sky is, of course, the BBC's major rival, so they were never going to be a disinterested party. The outrageous thing was how little effort they made to hide the fact. Of course I could be wrong, and if the BBC repo... more »

March 3: Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and New Brunswick...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
...and Spain and Portugal have something in common. All were subject to wild speculation by banks and investors. As well, the banks and investors were using questionable and perhaps illegal practices to increase their profits. Then the recession hit, and the bottom dropped out. No problem. The rich just used their control of governments to get bailed out. Result- the taxpayers had to take the hit. One way to do that was to cut social spending in order to be able to give more money to the people who had caused the recession. The blame on social spending and government programmes was... more »

Economics for Real People: Economic Ideas–“The World is Ruled by Little Else”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n]* *Yes, students are (finally) back at university. So here’s your information about the first seminar of the year from our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group:* *Economics Group Seminar: Economic Ideas - The World is Ruled by Little Else *John Maynard Keynes, by whose ideas the world is still ruled, once observed, *“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else. Practical... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “Turtle And Carrot”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Turtle And Carrot”* Jon Stewart Mocks John Boehner's Terrifying Kissy Face by AlterNet “With Republicans in control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the reign of Boehner and McConnell is upon us. Or, as Jon Stewart said last night, the unstoppable duo "turtle and carrot." One of the GOP's first hits: blocking funding for the Department of Homeland Security in a fit over immigration policy. It's an odd move, Stewart notes, given how practically every prominent Republican has spent the past few years telling Americans we're all going to die because our borders are ins... more »

Megafauna

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 9 hours ago
Baz Edmeades (“ed-meedz.”) grew up in South Africa. His grandfather, Thomas F. Dreyer, was the paleontologist who discovered an unknown species, *Homo helmei*. The new species was an immediate predecessor of *Homo sapiens*, and it lived 239,000 years ago — in Africa! Europeans, the self-elected master race, naturally assumed that humankind emerged somewhere closer to London. White folks were shocked to realize that they were Africans. South Africa’s Kruger National Park is home to megafauna (large animals) that once inhabited vast regions of the world. Sadly, poachers have been... more »

Expanding 'Missile Defense'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago

Solar Update, 3 Big Flares - March 3, 2015

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago

16 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sleep

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Info -* Scientists continue to study the process of sleeping, one of the most essential activities for human beings, and have found out some very interesting facts. Here are 16 that you probably didn't know. The post 16 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sleep appeared first on Waking Times.

Supplemental: The way our liberal professors talk!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015Gorilla dust and the gender wage gap:* Over the next several days, we’ll consider the way our liberal professors sometimes talk when they become engaged in policy debates. For today, we thought we’d revisit a fascinating cable news event. We refer to the evening when Rachel Maddow discussed, or perhaps pretended to discuss, the size and nature of the gender wage gap. On Sunday, April 29, 2012, Maddow had appeared on Meet the Press. She had repeatedly made the standard presentation, saying that women are paid 77 cents on the dollar, as compared to men, for do... more »

Do cops understand how bad they're made to look by the hysterics who ritually screech "Anti-police! Anti-police!"?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*In his "one-on-one stidown" last night with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore asked about the mayor's relations with police, and they had -- wonder of wonders! -- a genuinely sensible conversation about race.* *by Ken* For his first *Nightly Show* "one-on-one," Larry Wilmore sat down last night with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. (The mayor is becoming something of a TV "presence." As the NYT's Michael M. Grynabum notes, "In Fact and Fiction, Mayor de Blasio Becomes a TV Fixture.") Naturally, though, the part I heard about on the radio this morning was where M... more »

Israel 's Netanyahu Warns The U.S. Congress On The Danger Of A Nuclear Deal With Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *'A farewell to arms control': Netanyahu warns Congress Iran deal will make Middle East a 'nuclear tinderbox' and feed its 'tentacles of terror'* ** 'The greatest threat against the world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons,' he warned* ** It 'could happen if the deal that is being negotiated is accepted by Iran'* ** Netanyahu interrupted by applause 41 times, but no member of the Obama administration attended the event* ** John Kerry, the US secretary of state, is negotiating that deal in Switzerland * ** 'Iran has proven time and time again that i... more »

Arab Nations Are Said To Be Deeply Worried On An Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
President Obama shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the start of a bilateral meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh January 27, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Jim Bourg *Wall Street Journal*: *Obama Parries Questions on Iran Deal From Arabs as Well as Israelis* Saudi Arabia, Egypt, others worry about regional arms race; new talk of extending U.S. ‘umbrella’ *WASHINGTON—Arab governments are privately expressing their concern to Washington about the emerging terms of a potential deal aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program, according to Arab and U.S. officials involved in the delib... more »

Iran Rejects President Obama's Demand For A Ten Year Nuclear Freeze

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC:* *Iran rejects Obama nuclear call before Netanyahu speech* *Iran has rejected as "excessive and illogical" a demand by US President Barack Obama that it freeze sensitive nuclear activity for at least 10 years.* *Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted saying Mr Obama spoke in "unacceptable and threatening" terms.* *Mr Zarif said talks on Iran's nuclear programme, which are nearing a critical 31 March deadline, would continue.* *WNU Editor:* There has been no comment from the White House with the exception of stating that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Irania... more »

Former CIA Director Petraeus Will Plead Guilty To Federal Charges

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Former CIA director and retired general David Petraeus gives the sign for ''fight on'', the motto of the University of Southern California, speaks as the keynote speaker at the university's annual dinner for veterans and ROTC students, in Los Angeles, California March 26, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Alex Gallardo/Files *New York Times*: *Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover* *WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department that will allow him to avoid an embarrassing trial... more »

Dear President Obama: Send Bibi to Gitmo!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 12 hours ago
*Or better yet, drone him* *An open letter to the President* Dear President Obama, I am writing to request that you rendition Netanyahu and send him to Guantanamo. Or better yet, hit him with a predator drone. Bibi is in Washington now. The Pentagon, the CIA, and some well-equipped military bases are just miles away. Rendition teams and predator drones are ready, available, and standing by, avidly awaiting the opportunity to strike. This is your chance! Normally I am not a fan of extraordinary renditions and predator drones. But in this case I would make an exception…one of those “C... more »

A Most Important Must See Video: Off Your Knees Germany! Ernst Zundel 1983-2003

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Living in Canada, I cannot even put forward my thoughts about that period of history that has been BANNED from true research to prove its very validity.... I am of course talking about the infamous "Jewish Holocaust" of the second World War..... It is a fact that period of history is constantly being rammed into peoples' minds by the Jew spew media and our twisted and distorted "History" being taught to our children... People everywhere have the belief that "6 Million Jewish" people perished during the second World War through the usage of "gas chambers" in labor camps. And yet rea... more »

World News Briefs -- March 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Iraqi forces ramp up offensive to recapture Tikrit* *Al Jazeera reporter says troops have seized towns and villages along the way to Tikrit, capital of Salahuddin province.Iraqi forces have continued their offensive to retake the city of Tikrit, seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) last June, with troops claiming "gains" in the fighting, security forces told Al Jazeera's correspondent.Citing state media and security sources, Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf, reporting from Baghdad, said an ISIL leader for south Tikrit had been killed and that other I... more »

Internet, Admissibility of Evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
There is virtually no legislation governing the use of internet obtained materials in Court. The Canadian Sedona principles deal mainly with production obligations and, broadly speaking, limit the burdens for preservation and production but do not prescribe admissibility of electronic information. Broadly put, e-mails are admissible in exactly the same way as any other written communication. There must be proof of who the author is, that the e-mail has not been tampered with, that the email is otherwise relevant and is not excluded by some other evidentiary rule, for example pr... more »

Too Big For Their Breaches

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Peaches and Hill: Reunited And It Feels So Good Hillary Clinton probably knew the vast right wing conspiracy would be gunning for her official State Department e-correspondence sooner or later. She probably knew that mixing the business of diplomacy with the pleasure of her family's slush fund would inevitably turn up a couple of smoking guns or toxic nuggets once she started running for president. She knew that despite her vaunted position in life, the Freedom of Information law might eventually apply, even to her. Therefore, she never bothered to avail herself of an official gov... more »

Doctor Who Terrarium

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
One of my favorite things about being geeky is adding little touches of fandom around my house. Nothing huge, just a touch here to make me smile when I walk passed it. This terrarium is one of my favorite things in my whole house. It was super easy to bring together and if you were trying to be super frugal you could use a lot of things you have on hand or laying about your yard. You will need: - a large jar with or without lid - moss - river rocks - dirt (if you are using real succulents) - succulents, real or fake - Tardis Pen Add a layer of rocks at the bot... more »

Students Walk Out on Common Core in New Mexico

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
The way to end the testing madness? Don't participate! Refuse the test! Out the door with Common Core. From New Mexico: Hundreds of students protesting a Common Core-oriented standardized test walked out of high schools across New Mexico on Monday. The students, many carrying signs that read, "More teaching, less testing" and "Out the door with Common Core," ignored warnings from administrators who said they could face disciplinary measures and would not graduate if they continued the walkout. Julie Guevara, a 16-year-old student in Albuquerque said students were tired of the c... more »

From Keiser U to Grand Canyon U: Seeking Billions More as Non-Profit Schemes

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
I have often made the point that there is no real difference between for-profit charter schools and non-profit charter schools--there are only different routes to getting the same public money into the same private pockets. Now it is clear that for-profit colleges have come to a similar conclusion, and with the Feds all aflutter about for-profit higher ed predators, these thieves are simply altering course into the non-profit schemes. As you can see, here, too, the public money ends up in the same private pockets, tax-sheltered. A clip from the NYTimes: After a recent governm... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast*: Iraq’s Attack Against ISIS Catches U.S. ‘By Surprise’* *The biggest offensive against ISIS so far happened without American help—but with plenty of assistance from Iran.* *The Iraqi military launched a major campaign to take back a key city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State over the weekend—a move that caught the U.S. “by surprise,” in the words of one American government official.* *The U.S.-led coalition forces that have conducted seven months of airstrikes on Iraq’s behalf did not participate in the attack, defense officials told The Dail... more »

No Wonder they don't want Bibi to go to Washington UPDATE

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
NOTE: I have updated my Greencrow Creative Resources Page with some new photos and a wood carving. Enjoy! *UPDATE: March 3, 2015* Stephen Lendman watches Bibi's address to Congress so you (and I) don't have to. Thanks's Steve. You saved my blood pressure. *9/11 New York City* Netanyahu is apparently speaking to the US Congress as I type....Israel *owns* both US houses of government, Congress and Senate, lock, stock and barrel. Obama according to news sources, did not want him to come to the US. No wonder Obama and other factions didn't want Netanyahu to visit the US. Netanyah... more »

Ukraine Update

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

Block the Trident Nuclear Warheads

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
About 150 campaigners for British nuclear disarmament have formed human blockades at a plant in Berkshire that builds Trident warheads. The peaceful protest at AWE Burghfield closed one of the roads to the site earlier and blocked two entrances. Blockader Andrew Dey said: "It's time for Britain to join other UN nations in negotiating an international nuclear ban treaty."

THE CALIBER OF OUR OWN DISCOURSE: Our struggle to see what Arquette must have meant!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015Part 2—Geniuses, experts, confusion:* Do women get paid 77 cents on the dollar, as compared to men, for the exact same work? As far as we know, no expert of the right *or* the left actually makes that claim. Despite this fact, the claim is often bruited around by our fiery new leaders on the pseudo-left. Alas! Just as the analysts had foreseen, Katie McDonough advanced this claim in the wake of Patricia Arquette’s recent Oscar acceptance address. That didn’t make the claim any more accurate. For background, see yesterday’s report. Women get paid 77 cents o... more »

Why You Should Unlearn Almost Every ‘Spiritual’ Thing You Know

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Michelle Walling* - Even utter confusion can be a catalyst to finally realizing that most metaphysical, esoteric, and spiritual based information readily available in major bookstores is misleading and unnecessary. The post Why You Should Unlearn Almost Every ‘Spiritual’ Thing You Know appeared first on Waking Times.

Tribe or Truth?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Which way should we go? Go with the crowd or speak the truth? There is a price to pay either way Best go with the congregation My wife or husband would kill me if I say what I really think in the wrong place at the wrong time I can't afford to get labeled a pain-in-the-ass a loudmouth a trouble maker a commie a divider too negative Can't we just have fun? What about the kids the job the mortgage the family Sunday dinners already so tense as it is? You expect me to talk about that at my bridge club? Do you realize I wouldn't have one friend left after that?! Things are getting worse... more »

White House Warns Israeli PM Netanyahu To Not Disclose Any Secrets On The Iran Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 2, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *CNN:* *White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details* *Washington (CNN)The Obama administration is bracing for Benjamin Netanyahu to spill secret details of Iran nuclear talks, as both camps traded last-minute political jabs ahead of the Israeli prime minister's controversial address to Congress at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday.The White House is uncertain what precise details may come out but a... more »

Hillary's emails, Obama to federalize local police forces, and raise taxes with the stroke of his pen, ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*what's next?* Is there no one to stop him? Doesn't look like it. And today, all the members of the Democratic Socialist party will boycott Netanyahu's speech like the petty little jerks they are. Daily Caller: Obama Unveils National ObamaLaw Plan Here's Josh Earnest telling a mush mouthed reporter who never learned to enunciate properly how Obama is looking at raising taxes by executive order. *Hillary Clinton's use of private email address while secretary of state draws scrutiny* You can watch Bibi's speech HERE

It's a Scam

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
I was going to write "Capitalism is a scam" for the title, but, as bloody, inhuman and monstrous as capitalism was and is, even Karl Marx realized it released enormous amounts of productivity. (Whether we're all the better for what we've been able to produce is an interesting argument, but one I don't want to enter into here.) But if capitalism wasn't wholly a scam, it's certainly the case that the present manifestation of it is. As this article: "Europe's Debt: Lies & Myths" by Conn Hallinin shows, the present austerity being forced upon ordinary people in Greece (and Ireland, It... more »

The Economic Collapse Is Coming: Global Debt Is MORE THAN TWICE AS BIG As The Entire World Economy... What Does It Mean?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
Again, with a "lull" in the fighting in eastern Ukraine, it is time to turn again to other important matters elsewhere on the planet.... One of the major issues that I always cover at this blog is the horrific state of our economies, and exactly what it means for our livelihoods and our futures.... Lets get the facts straight right here... The economies of ALL of our countries are in dire straits and in many cases have already collapsed.... People everywhere right now are being fooled by the liars in the Jew spew media with the false belief that the economic situation is "improving",... more »

The Afghan Army Is Being Decimated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Newly trained Afghan army recruits (Wikimedia Commons) *New York Times:* *Figures From U.S.-Led Coalition Show Heavy 2014 Losses for Afghan Army * *WASHINGTON — The Afghan Army lost more than 20,000 fighters and others last year largely because of desertions, discharges and deaths in combat, according to figures to be released Tuesday, casting further doubt on Afghanistan’s ability to maintain security without help from United States-led coalition forces.The nearly 11 percent decline from January to November 2014, to roughly 169,000 uniformed and civilian members from 190,000, i... more »

No to 2yr metadata storage: Report says Australian govt members use secret messaging app

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*No to 2yr metadata storage: Report says Australian govt members use secret messaging app* Published time: March 02, 2015 19:35 Get short URL Reuters/Steve Marcus Reuters/Steve Marcus http://rt.com/news/236841-australian-politicians-use-wickr/ *Top Australian politicians are reportedly using a covert messaging application. The correspondence, sent via the service, is encrypted and self-destructs. It comes as a new bill would force telecom providers to store users’ metadata for 2 years.* Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison, both ... more »

Bill Gates- Extols the benefits of a Global Tyranny

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
(ANTIMEDIA) In a recent interview with the German publication “Süddeutsche Zeitung“, Bill Gates made some disturbing comments in favor of world government. Go away Bill, the world does not need another "philanthropist" Not only did *Gates advocate global government*, but he also *spoke favorably of the UN and NATO, **completely overlooking that they are a major force of oppression in the world. NATO can’t even hold a meeting without thousands of people gathering in the streets to protest their actions. *Someone as heavily involved in world affairs as Bill Gates should know all a... more »

Was An Islamic State Leader Killed In Iraq’s Anbar Recently?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
In late February 2015 there were reports that a senior leader within the Islamic State (IS) was killed in Iraq’s Anbar province. Abu Muslim al-Turkmani one of the top two lieutenants to the Islamic State’s (IS) head Abu Bakr Baghdadi was said to have died in a Coalition air strike along the Syrian border. The problem was that he supposedly died in December 2014 in a similar attack. To further complicate the matter there was other reporting that he was not even amongst the dead. If true this would be another major hit to the organization that has lost several other important leader... more »

Former Commander Of U.S. Special Operations In Yemen: 'Counterterrorism Strategy In Yemen A Fantasy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Hill: *Navy SEAL: Light counterterrorism strategy in Yemen 'a fantasy' *A Navy SEAL captain and former commander of a special operations team in Yemen said in a recent interview that a U.S. counterterrorism approach there reliant on drone strikes and special operations raids is a "fantasy.""The solution that some people champion where the main or whole effort is drone strikes and special operations raids — is a fantasy," said Capt. Robert Newson in a Feb. 27 piece in the CTC Sentinel, published by the U.S. Military Academy's Combating Terrorism Center. * *WNU Editor:* The f... more »

Wall Street-Owned New Dems Ready To Make War Against Elizabeth Warren And The Progressive Movement

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Multimillionaire Scott Peters (D-CA) wants to undermine Elizabeth Warren Scott Peters is a very wealthy conservative Democrat who bought himself a San Diego congressional seat in 2012. In one of the closest races in the country, Peters beat incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray 124,746-122,086, after outspending him $4,352,737 to $2,772,270. And not *just* outspending him; Peters ran one of the most self-financed congressional campaigns in history, having spent $2,757,452 of his own money. Since getting elected, Peters amassed a very conservative voting record that finds him voting with ... more »

Hillary Clinton Violated The Law By A Using Personal Email Account For All Government Business When U.S. Secretary of State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules* *WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at t... more »

U.S. Allies Are Voicing Concerns That The U.S. Is No Longer Sharing Intelligence Details

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon:** U.S. Allies Left in the Dark* *Ukraine, Syrian rebels, Israel complain about lack of U.S. intelligence sharing, aid* *U.S. allies are raising concerns about what they say is unwillingness on the part of the Obama administration to share vital intelligence that could prove decisive in conflicts in Europe and the Middle East.The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that U.S. officials degrade satellite images of the positions of Russian-backed separatists before delivering them to Ukrainian forces, delaying their arrival and making them less... more »

Change for a Spock

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
That will be a toonie, a loonie and two Spock please. Now Beam me up! H/T HIO

Money Counts. People Don't.

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ The Harperites are always hell bent on going to war -- as long as someone else is willing to fight it. They are hoping to win the next election on the meme that they protect Canadians. But they don't do the protecting. Canada's veterans are tasked with that job. And Harper's treatment of veterans is appalling. Tasha Kheiriddin writes: While terrorism is good business for the Tories, they continue to fail the people who fought it on the frontlines — Canada’s veterans. Just last week, the case of former ... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*French Quarter residents afraid to get cars from lot after dark ~Fox 8, WVUE* *Witness in New Orleans cyclist accident: 'He never stopped; he should have stopped' ~N.O. Advocate * *Eagles nest attracts attention in Algiers ~WWLTV* *Corps of Engineers upgrades Arkansas River to ‘high-use system’ ~The City Wire*

Heavy Emissions from Unit 3 Area Back Up

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 16 hours ago

Handing The Thieves The Key To Your Home: Stop The TTIP

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 16 hours ago
RINF, Global Research, Countercurrents Some 375 civil society organisations from across Europe have today called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from threats the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) it poses. The call comes as European Parliament committees are discussing a draft resolution on the TTIP negotiations to be voted upon in May. It will not be legally binding on negotiators but will be a significant political signal, as any final TTIP deal would have to pass a vote in the European Parliament. In an open letter sen... more »

A Time of Revelation

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - I’ve said for a long time the split between the willing awakeners and the willful asleep would widen and we’d see more and more psychotic behavior on the part of the truth resistant. The post A Time of Revelation appeared first on Waking Times.

“Why am I letting myself be beholden to the gatekeeper?”

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 17 hours ago
Franz Kafka has a short story called "Before the Law." A man seeks access to the law, but when he arrives at the gates of the law, a gatekeeper refuses him entry. The man spends his entire life asking permission from the gatekeeper, but he does not oblige. When the man is facing death he asks the gatekeeper, "Why in all these years am I the only person to seek answers from the law." The gatekeeper says, "Here no one else can gain entry, since this entrance was assigned only to you. I'm going now to close it." Sometimes it's better to act than to ask permission.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*UK: No more lab tests in science GCSEs: Exams regulator presses ahead with reform despite fierce opposition * Teenagers taking GCSE [junior High school] science will no longer have their practical work assessed through coursework, it was confirmed yesterday. The exams regulator Ofqual is pressing ahead with the reform despite fierce opposition from many in the science community. Universities have argued that that those entering undergraduate courses needed tried and tested basic skills to study at a higher level. Education Nicky Morgan has also publicly criticised the move, rece... more »

Americans to Receive Full Biometric Treatment for all Forms of European Travel

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Amanda Warren Travel becomes truly ominous... In a trend that isn't wholly surprising, EU Observer reports: US citizens and other non-EU nationals who enter Europe will be asked to have *their faces image-captured and fingerprints scanned upon arrival*at a half-dozen major airports. [emphasis added] This "biometric dragnet" is the pilot test for the EU's new "smart borders" packages. The test portion will run March - September 2015, for starters. The commission originally proposed this package in 2013 but pulled it and began revising. While there is some opposition, the experimen... more »

More Alleged Moderates Join ISIS/Al-Qaeda - Bring TOW Missiles With Them

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville Yet another extremist brigade in Syria presented by the United States and mainstream media outlets as “moderate” has now officially defected to the side of ISIS and al-Qaeda. Harakat Hazm, propagandized to the American public as the face of the “moderate rebellion” in Syria has been the recipient of a large quantity of American weapons in the past including TOW anti-tank rockets and other arms. According to mainstream outlets like the Daily Beast, Harakat Hazm was one of the few terrorist organizations actually trusted by the White House, hence the heavy am... more »

White House ‘Pulls Plug’ on Vaccine Rights Petition

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Catherine J. Frompovich Ever since the word got out about Health and Human Services requesting comments about forced vaccinations for adults to bring them up to speed on vaccinations that children routinely get, there’s been an online petition to the President of the USA at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov. *However, that petition “PROHIBIT ANY LAWS MANDATING THE FORCE AND REQUIREMENT OF VACCINATIONS OF ANY KIND” figuratively had the plug pulled insofar as that website has/had been frozen and not recording the number of incoming signatures in order to reach the 100,000 criterion for pre... more »

"BOUGHT": Watch online free till March 6th

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
[image: Bought Movie] *Here's Your Link to Watch The BOUGHT Film* **FREE – (Before It's Taken Offline March 6th!)* *Prepare to Discover the Insidious Truth* *Behind Vaccines, GMO's and Big Pharma...* *~ "The BOUGHT Film will bend your reality..."* *~ "The most important documentary you've ever seen..."* *Are you ready to discover the shocking reality behind Vaccines, GMO's and Big Pharma?* We hope so, *because you deserve to!* You can access your free viewing anytime, before March 6th, 2015 – at which time, it will be taken down. CLICK THIS LINK – TO WATCH THE ENTIRE BOUGHT FI... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Disproving the second law of Thermodynamics?‏* A recent study highlighted earlier on this site, claimed to have recorded the signature of global warming cum climate change cum climate disruption via the re-radiated energy coming from atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). From it I quote the following pertinent sections: "They say it confirms the science of climate change and the amount of heat-trapping previously blamed on carbon dioxide. 'We see, for the first time in the field, the amplification of the greenhouse effect because there's more CO2 in the atmosphere to absorb what the... more »

IPCC Rajendra K. Pachauri accused of sexual harrasement- resigns

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Resigned from the IPCC- Resigned from the Prime Ministers's council and on indefinite leave from The Energy and Resources Institute* *The Energy & Resource Institute- * *Brought to us all by TATA chemicals * Hmmm...conflicts of interest abound R K Pachauri, who has been accused of sexual harassment, has resigned from the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change as well, a government statement today said. “The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation of R K Pachauri from the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change,” said the one line statement. *Pachauri... more »

Much to be Learned from Internet Trolls, Psychopaths, and Haters

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Alen Mischael Vukelić* - Strollocial networks on the Internet give a perfect possibility to see all kinds of human behavior simultaneously at one glance without the need for immediate interaction. The post Much to be Learned from Internet Trolls, Psychopaths, and Haters appeared first on Waking Times.

Iraqi Army Allegedly Downs A US Helicopter For Providing Weapons To ISIS: Report

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Source Brandon Turbeville The Iraqi Army has once again claimed that it has downed a NATO aircraft that was providing military assistance directly to ISIS according to Iranian FARS News Agency. This time, the Iraqis are claiming they shot down a US Helicopter in the Al-Bagdadi region in Anbar Province last week. The reason for shooting the helicopter, according to FARS and, apparently, high-ranking Iraqi officials, was that the helicopter was carrying weapons to ISIS. Head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee and senior Iraqi legislator, Hakem al-... more »

Europe Watch ( March 3 , 2015 ) - Greece in focus on potential third bailout concerns , concerns on Greece reaching a deal with its creditors , funding issues for March , political concerns ....... Currencies in focus - Turkish lira hits new low vs dollar , Ukraine hyyvnia jumps as Ukraine Central Bank to hike refi rate 30 percent from Wednesday ...... QE looms from the ECB and negative interest rates new normal for EZ bonds ........ US to deploy battalion to Ukraine ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets...... *Efthimia Efthimiou* @EfiEfthimiou · 22m22 minutes ago RT @FerroTV: EU SPOKESWOMAN SAYS WORK HAS NOT STARTED ON THIRD #GREEce BAILOUT *Yannis Koutsomitis* @YanniKouts · 2h2 hours ago Fitch: Failure by #Greece to reach a durable agreement with rest of #Euro zone would lead to a rating downgrade /via @FGoria *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 2m2 minutes ago #Greece's bonds rally after talk of third bailout http://on.ft.com/1CoEUAB /via @fastFT #euro *fastFT* Greek bonds rally after talk of third bailout Greece's bond market lenders are feeling more confide... more »

What Is The Fourth Phase of Water?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*April McCarthy* - The fourth phase of water: starts with the basics of what we know about water...from simple experiments we figure out this fourth phase of water. What's the nature of this fourth phase? The post What Is The Fourth Phase of Water? appeared first on Waking Times.

Is The Nemtsov Murder The First Shot Fired In The Russian Spring?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
Source Brandon Turbeville With the recent assassination of Russian opposition figure, Boris Nemtsov, both Russia and the world seem to yet again be standing at the edge of a dangerous precipice. Domestically, Russia must now contend with the turmoil that results any time a high profile political assassination takes place. Internationally, however, the killing of Nemtsov represents the possibility of a dangerous escalation in international relations since, at best, Western powers will undoubtedly seize upon the assassination as an opportunity to blame Putin directly and paint th... more »

At NAVDEX 2015 Navantia unveiled its F-538 Frigate Design for the Peruvian Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: F-538 Frigate]At NAVDEX 2015 naval defense exhibition which was taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, last week, Navantia unveiled the F-538 frigate design it is proposing for the Peruvian Navy. Navantia representatives at NAVDEX 2015 told Navy Recognition that this new Frigate design is based on the proven AVANTE 3000/2400 design. This new design incorporates lessons learned in building the Spanish F-100, Norwegian F-310 and Australian AWS destroyers. Read more

Great Lakes Ice coverage now at almost 89%

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
While NOAA was claiming Great Lakes Ice is at 88.3 the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab is *showing satellite footage with 88.9 percent coverage.* Satellite shows ice coverage on Great Lakes at nearly 89 percent The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory updated some satellite images Saturday showing how much ice is actually covering the Great Lakes. *The entire Great Lakes is at 88.8 percent ice coverage*, with the highest totals coming from Lake Huron and Lake Erie at about 96 percent ice coverage, according to NOAA. Lake Superior is close behind those two with 95 pe... more »

Los Angeles Residents Respond to LAPD’s Execution of “Africa”

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
*Alissa Kokkins* *(ANTIMEDIA) Los Angeles, CA — As rain poured in Los Angeles on Sunday night, outraged community members packed the steps of Pershing Square. General Jeff, from Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) declared to those gathered:* *If you notice, the heavens are crying right now. Another senseless murder at the hands of Los Angeles Police Department.* *Joined by Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles, LA CAN addressed the somber crowd gathered in response to LAPD’s execution of an unarmed man from the Skid Row community earlier that afternoon. A killing that went ... more »

Climate Tricks 39: Many Attacks on Dr. Willie Soon, He Replied

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
I just realized that there are at least 18 articles and reports attacking the famous Dr. Willie Soon, a Malaysian-American scientist at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, in late February 2015 alone. Heartland Institute put a section about Willie alone, https://www.heartland.org/willie-soon. The various articles attacking him, and articles defending him, are posted there. Yesterday, Willie replied, posted in WUWT, and I am reposting it below. Willie is a cool guy, I have met him twice, in NYC in 2009 and in Chicago in 2010, during the Heartland's 2nd and 4th ICCC, ... more »

Write Your Book Of Love - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*Write a book of love?* *Yes* *Write your book of Love* *Love Eternal* *Love that flows as Grace from the Heavens* *Love That IS* *Books convey meaning* *Love just conveys us into Heavenly Realms* *Realms of Peace* *Realms of Beauty* *Realms of Joy* *Realms that were once your home* *Still ours'* *And again your's* *Yes* *Again your's* © *M.N. Hopkins* *Note: * This poem was written on August 3, 2013 and first published on my blog today.

CALL FOR MASS ACTION : 9/11 Schools Competion

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*YOU ARE COMMANDED TO DO GOOD.* "9/11 schools competition SINCE 9/11 is offering UK pupils the chance to win a trip to New York this September, to include a special visit to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. For a chance to win this four-day adventure, all you have to do is send in an essay or a three to five-minute film answering the question:* ‘How did 9/11 change the world?’* Students, who must be aged between 13 and 16, have until March 27 to enter. A panel of judges, *including TV historian Simon Schama*, will choose the six winners. Enter now at since911co... more »

Tobacco Tax 10: More Questions on Sin Tax Money

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
A physician friend, Dr. Tony Leachon, posted this PhilStar report last year. And peopled asked again, "where is the money?" or "how was it spent?" From the law, Sin Tax Reform Act of 2012 (RA 10351), 85 percent should go to fund universal health care (UHC) via PhilHealth and DOH hospital facilities, and 15 percent to fund alternative livelihood to tobacco farmers. So even non-contributing people, so long as they declare themselves as poor, automatically become PhilHealth members and get free or subsidized hospitalization. Also, all senior citizens, poor or non-poor, get PhilH... more »

Healing from Vaccine Injuries Through Homeopathy by John P. Thomas

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Healing from Vaccine Injuries Through Homeopathy by John P. Thomas Health Impact News, 3 Marxh 2015 There are treatments that can heal vaccine damage, but few physicians in the conventional medical care system know about them, since vaccine injuries are usually denied as the cause of any illness. Some parents with autistic children report that homeopathy has completely reversed their children’s autism and healed other serious health conditions caused by vaccines. This article explains how homeopathic remedies can bring about healing for many types of vaccine injuries. Home... more »

Never Trust a Sea Lord...

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago

Forced Vaccination: The Air you Breathe, and the Bites you Scratch.

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Bits and pieces of information on this, and similar, topics have been getting out to the public for a few years. When I read this article out of Australia that mentions an old Pentagon/DOD report on the use of vaccines Aerially, it reminded me of something I had read years ago, so I went searching and low and behold, I actually had a copy of this heavily redacted DOD report. I have embedded the pdf below this article. I talked about this last night on the One Peoples Roundtable Discussion on CCN. Aerial vaccines, and vaccines being released through non-needle means are not new. ... more »

Bill C-51 and MacKay's friends with benefits

Alison at Creekside - 19 hours ago
Ignoring the over 100 law profs that have just told him he's wrong, JustMin and AttGen Peter MacKay continues to insist that the Cons new anti-terrorism omnibus Bill C-51 is not going to be targetting birdwatchers, enviros, First Nations etc. because judges! warrants! independent judiciary! About that ... Press Progress recently asked why lawyers and party donors prominently featured in Justice Minister Peter MacKay's 2012 wedding photos wound up being appointed as judges. MacKay's best man Josh Arnold, red-arrowed here, was appointed to the bench the year after this photo and h... more »

Bell Helicopter Seals Deal for 15 Bell 407GXs to the Mexican Air Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Bell 407 helicopter]Bell Helicopter a Textron Inc. company, announced the sale of 15 Bell 407GXs to the Mexican Air Force (FAM) with deliveries to begin this year. The aircraft will be configured for a variety of parapublic missions. “We are extremely pleased to provide the Mexican Air Force with such a high performing and reliable aircraft,” said Jay Ortiz, Bell Helicopter’s vice president for Latin American sales. “The Bell 407GX continues to receive a positive response around the world across multiple segments, but particularly from parapublic agencies for offering the ... more »

Watch two state-of-the-art missiles destroy their targets in extreme slow motion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Lockheed Martin has released slow-motion footage of its new turreted weapon system successfully launching Hellfire and DAGR missiles. The YouTube video demonstrates Lockheed Martin's Long-Range Surveillance and Attack Vehicle (LRSAV) successfully carrying out ground-to-ground missile tests, held at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida last October. During the tests the LRSAV launched a HELLFIRE missile 4 miles away from its target and the DAGR missile 2.2 miles away from the target. Both missiles locked onto and successfully hit their targets. Read more

Su-25: Old warrior is future of Russian attack aviation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su-25SM Frogfoot]Forty years ago, an attack aircraft Su-25 (GrachRook) took off from an airfield in Moscow suburb Kubinka for its maiden flight. Time has not dimmed its lustre. This aircraft remains a fearsome fighting machine, and can be called the future of Russian attack aviation. At the beginning of 2015, there were 14 air assault squadrons, composed of 150 Su-25; 60 Su-25SM; 52 Su-25SM2 /SM3; and 15 Su-25UB. Of all these storm-troopers 80 more machines will be upgraded to the SM version by 2020. About 100 more of this type of aircraft are parked at the long-term storag... more »

Next-gen stealth bomber is secret, but debate over cost is on the radar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The closest it's come to a public debut was a prime-time tease during a Super Bowl ad that showed its svelte outline veiled beneath a sheet, but revealed not a glimpse of the Pentagon's most mysterious plane. Highly classified, the program is one of the Air Force's top priorities — and its most expensive. The service estimates it will cost $55 billion to build as many as 100 of what it calls the Long Range Strike Bomber, which is designed to fly deep into enemy territory undetected until the mushroom cloud begins to bloom. In the coming months, the Air Force is expected to award a ... more »

India Explores New Helicopter Options with Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mi-17 V5 Hip]At the recent Aero India show in Bangalore, Russian Helicopters held further talks with Indian officials about possible licensed production of the Mi-17 and Ka-226, following the agreement in principle by the heads of state last December. According to authoritative sources, the Russian side also offered to supply “an improved version of the Ka-31 with higher performance.” The Indian navy operates approximately a dozen of these ship-based airborne early-warning and naval surveillance rotorcraft. Read more

Canada upgrades CP-140 Aurora with ViaSat system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CP-140 Aurora]The Canadian Department of National Defence (CDND) is adding ViaSat VR-12 airborne satellite communication systems to its Lockheed CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft, ViaSat said on 26 February. The CDND is upgrading its aircraft with ViaSat's in-flight communication systems in cooperation with L-3 Electronic System Services, an L-3 Aviation Products division. The three parties will also work with aircraft integrator IMP Aerospace on this quick reaction capability programme. Read more

Expanded H-60 support deal could serve as new model

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MH-60R ''Romeo'']A Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky joint venture will expand support of more than 500 naval H-60 helicopters under a $2 billion, five-year contract renewal awarded on 27 February, the companies say. The latest renewal extends the Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo)’s performance-based logistics contract with the navy through 2019, as the navy transitions to a feel of only MH-60R and MH-60S anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol variants. As the fleet consolidates to a larger overall number of the two models, MHSCo’s contract will expand to cover more... more »

Maduro claims Venezuela has detained Americans for 'espionage'

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/28/americas/venezuela-us-pilot/index.html *Maduro claims Venezuela has detained Americans for 'espionage'* From Phil Gunson, For CNN Updated 2:03 PM ET, Sun March 1, 2015 Source: CNN Venezuela in the News Story highlights *Four Americans missionaries were released Saturday after being detained a few days ago* * Not clear if this is related to detained Americans mentioned by Venezuelan President Maduro* * Maduro also banned George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, others from entering Venezuela* * Venezuela will now require Americans to get a visa to vis... more »

Bunkers & Bunker Busting Bombs (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago

Kansas could put teachers in prison for assigning books prosecutors don’t like

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
Sam Brownback (Credit: AP/Charlie Riedel) http://www.salon.com/2015/02/27/kansas_could_put_teachers_in_prison_for_assigning_books_prosecutors_dont_like/ *Kansas could put teachers in prison for assigning books prosecutors don’t like* *State Senate passes measure allowing prosecution of teachers who distribute "harmful" literature* by Luke Brinker Friday, Feb 27, 2015 8:45 PM UTC Sam Brownback (Credit: AP/Charlie Riedel) A bill approved by the Kansas Senate on Wednesday would enable prosecutors to bring charges against teachers and school administrators for assigning or distributing... more »

Are the Mistrals Back on Course For Russia?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]For almost four months now, France has denied Russia military hardware that the latter has already paid for. Of the two Mistral-class helicopter carriers that Russia ordered from France in 2011, and for which it paid a majority of the total $1.6 billion cost upfront, the Vladivostok was supposed to be handed over in November 2014. Yet the outbreak of violence in eastern Ukraine and subsequent standoff between Russia and the West led to the indefinite suspension of the deal. Now, the two warships sit at the port of Saint Nazaire in western France still lack... more »

Defence budget hiked by nearly 11 per cent

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AH-64E Apache Longbow]The defence budget was increased on Saturday by 10.95 per cent to Rs 2.46 lakh crore for the next fiscal as compared to the revised estimates of Rs 2.22 lakh crore for 2014-15 as the government focuses on 'Make in India' to curtail over-dependence on imports. The defence budget accounts for nearly 13.88 per cent of the total central government expenditure for the year 2015-16 which is Rs 1,777,477.04 crore. While the government had last year alloted Rs 2.29 lakh crore in the budget, it was revised to Rs 2,22,370 crore. Read more

Gathering posts of a category under a Page tab with Page gadget

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 21 hours ago
You may want to gather all of your posts with a particular label (category) into a page and have a tab in a horizontal menu bar below the blog title for visitors to click on to get to that page. The way to do it is to first label your posts with various labels. You will need the links for the various labels (categories) so first go to LAYOUT and add a LABEL gadget to the sidebar. Click on VIEW BLOG to display your blog with the sidebar. Then go to Dashboard > Layout > Add a gadget > Add a Page gadget (Note: The HOME tab is automatically already added for you) [image: Add a Page ga... more »

Boston Dynamics Introduces Smaller, More Kickable Robot

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
* [image: Two Spot robots operating together]* They are clearly getting much better at doing this. Now we must decide just what can be done with this platform. It clearly provides creditable rough surface mobility. Now we have to design it to handle rider packs that can supply practical usefulness. I am sure that the military will have ample suggestions there, even if it is as a suicide bomber. However drone weapon systems also work here. Commercial use is a little less easy simply because we engineer roughness out of our environment. . *Boston Dynamics introduces smaller,... more »

The Ravaged Meth Face

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: meth faces] The take home is dead simple. Meth produces accelerated aging and we do not know how to stop it. Scientists have clearly established the single chemical pathway. That begs the next question. Just why would any sane person start using a drug that rapidly ages you. That is really how bizarre it is. It is one thing to risk death, but attacking the center of personal self esteem is difficult to rationalize. Perhaps advertising just this will kill the market. There is plenty of other options out there. . *Meth Effects: The Ravaged Faces Of Meth Res... more »

Metallic Orb Could Have Been Sent by Aliens, Suggests Scientist

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: alien-seed-ftr] This is important. what we have here is a clearly manufactured item traveling at a speed sufficient to actually scar the balloon skin itself. Throw away the fabricated explanations. we cannot know yet. What the internal material is will be important as well. This is an astonishing effective delivery system as well. It is also still in operation! These could be blasted at speed into the atmosphere with certainty they will survive to the ground. The contents must be understood and more need to be located. What happens to them? Then... more »

Translucent Flying 'Jellyfish'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Two or theee years ago we developed a conjecture describing the plausibility of a slime mold creature that consists of a potentially very large gas bag holding methane. I suggested that these would produced in swamps, but then rise naturally even up into the atmosphere. This was a pretty wild conjecture because none had ever seen anything like that. I drew from remnants on grass near ponds and known high level gas bag like UFOs bouncing around in the wind currents that appeared likely to be unpoweered. Now we have a confirmed witness report that describes exactly what I expe... more »

Submarine Warfare in Arctic: Russia Mastering New Underwater Tactics

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: S-400 Triumph air defense missile system]Commanders of Russia’s Northern Fleet are mastering new ways of using deadly underwater weapons in the High Arctic, the press service of the Northern Fleet reported. “During the meeting, special attention was paid to the issue of using torpedoes to make openings in the ice, so submarines could surface and fire missiles in the hard conditions of the High Arctic,” said the main statement during the meeting of Navy commanders at the training center in Gadzhievo. Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, the commander of the Northern Fleet, talked abou... more »

Defence projects in the line of fire

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
The projects most vulnerable to Ministry of Defence cuts are also those most critical to maintaining industry capacity in Britain. They include: *Type-26 ships* The Type-26 Global Combat Ship will replace the Type-23 frigate as the workhorse of the Royal Navy, with capability for battle, maritime security and international engagement. The first is set to enter service in 2022 and the last will remain operational until 2060. The programme promises to be one of the single most financially burdensome projects for the next government with estimates running to up to as £400m per ship. ... more »

MoD accused of expanding sub test area without consultation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Astute class SSN]The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been accused of almost doubling the size of a submarine test site in Scotland without any prior consultation. The British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) is in the Inner Sound between the Isle of Raasay and Applecross on the mainland. Fishing is banned in the BUTEC which was six miles (10km) long, three miles (6km) wide and up to 656ft (200m) deep. Read more

World Wildlife Day is Today: A Poaching Crisis Threatens Iconic Wildlife with Extinction

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
Today is World Wildlife Day, and species we think of as part of the fundamental awesome creatures of the natural world – elephants, rhinos, and sharks – face unprecedented risks of extinction, particularly as a result of rising demand from Asia and China in particular. I’m currently teaching a year-long class on Global Wildlife Conservation […]

China defends docking of its submarines at Colombo port

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Type 039 (Song) class SSK]China on Monday strongly defended the docking of its submarines at Colombo port as well as the high interests rates charged for its loans asserting that these were done at the instance of the previous government, brushing aside concerns expressed by new Sri Lankan Foreign Minister. "We had the consent of the Sri Lanka side in advance," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters responding to Mangala Samaraweera's comments that the new government will not permit the docking of Chinese submarines. After reports that one of the Chinese ... more »

Russian Navy Will Get 50 New Ships This Year, Including Nuclear Submarines, Surface Warships, Says Admiral

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: RFS Rostov on Don]Russia’s navy plans to expand its fleet by 50 ships this year as part of a massive military upgrade plan started under President Vladimir Putin last year and is to continue until 2050. Those ships include nuclear submarines to replace Russia’s aging fleet and some refurbished surface ships, the Moscow Times reported. The navy will receive the second and third of its Borei-class nuclear-powered submarines in 2015 along with at least five new surface warships and 10 combat boats, ITAR-Tass reported. Read more

The F-35 Will Not Be Able To Carry A Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) Load Until 2022

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Pentagon's most expensive fighter ever won't even be able to carry the most advanced weapons because of a design flaw* * * Fighter jet F-35B's internal weapons bay is too small for a Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) load * Though it's mandated that an F-35B hold eight SDB IIs in the bay, only four can reportedly fit * A F-35 program spokesman has said changes are being made so the fighter jet can be released on schedule * The SDB II can employ a number of techniques - including imaging infrared, laser, and radar homing - to hit targets * The F-35 program will co... more »

U.S. Military Satellite Explodes In Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Defense Meteorological Satellite System (DMSP) spacecraft.(US Air Force) *The Telegraph:* *US military satellite explodes above Earth* *A US military satellite exploded after detecting an unexplained “sudden spike in temperature”, sending dozens of chunks of debris tumbling into different orbits around Earth.Civilian company CelesTrak was first to notice the explosion of the once-secret weather satellite and the US Air Force subsequently confirmed that it had been lost. The satellite was an ageing component of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program which the US military b... more »

Why every state has an opt-out movement

skrashen at Schools Matter - 23 hours ago
Sent to the NY Times, March 2, 2015 "As common core testing is ushered in, parents and students opt out" (March 1) notes that "every state has a 'opt-out' movement.” This phenomenon is unprecedented in American education. The opposition to the common core tests is not simply because they are harder. As Alfie Kohn points out, making school harder is not the same as making it better. Also, the opposition is not because parents just don't want their children to be tested. A great deal of the opposition is because there is far too much testing, more than we have ever seen on this pl... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImNn7e9y6K0

The Realist Report - John Kaminski

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 23 hours ago
On this edition of *The Realist Report*, we'll be joined by the one and only John Kaminski. John and I will be discussing his recent essay *"You Should Be Concerned About Your Hopeless Future,"* as well as other current events. Calls are welcome! You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *John Kaminski - The Rebel Website* - *Boris Nemtsov Death Hoax? - Tomato Bubble* - *Jewish Genocide of the White Race - Case Closed - Andrew Carrington Hitchcock* - *Babel and the Capitalist Babelization (Book Review) - Tom Sunic* *To su... more »

China's Space Program Is Aimed At Blocking U.S. Military Communications And Destroying Its Ability To Win Conflicts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *New Report Finds China's Space Plans Threaten U.S. Military Ability* *(Bloomberg) -- China is developing space technologies aimed at blocking U.S. military communications and destroying its ability to win conflicts, according to a report commissioned by a panel created by the U.S. Congress.“China’s improving space capabilities have negative-sum consequences for U.S. military security,” the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation said in the report. Its progress requires “the U.S. to prepare to confront an adversary possessing space an... more »

Obama says Netanyahu's speech on Iran is a mistake

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude." - Benjamin Franklin.* *Title: Obama says Netanyahu's speech on Iran is a mistake. Source: Reuters. Date Published: March 2, 2015. Description:* In an exclusive interview with Reuters, U.S. President Obama reaffirms support for Israel while speaking out against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled Iran speech before Congress. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Iran Is Aiding Iraq In Its Attack On Tikrit. U.S. Support Is Nowhere Seen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Iraq Starts Attack on Tikrit With Iranian Help, No U.S. Strikes* *(Bloomberg) -- Iraq is deploying 27,000 troops to retake the city of Tikrit from Islamic State, in a mission that will test the military’s ability to stage major offensives against the group before trying to capture its stronghold in Mosul.Shiite militias are backing up police and army soldiers, according to state-run al-Iraqiyah television. Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, arrived two days ago to “review and advise” Iraqi field commanders, the Fars news agency reported on Mond... more »

$500 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
Today I am teaming up with some of my all time favorite blogs to bring you an AWESOME giveaway! $500 to Amazon. Details below! [image: Amazon Gift Card Giveaway] Hey everybody! Get excited, because today we are helping our friends at Pretty Providence celebrate their 3rd blog birthday with an amazing $500 Amazon gift card giveaway! Which is basically like winning $500 cash, only better, because they will deliver the goods strait to your door and when it's in gift card form you feel no guilt spending it... am I right?!? We have some of our seriously amazing blog friends helping us brin... more »

U.S. To Deploy National Guard Soldiers To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* Col. Michael Foster *Sputnik: **US to Deploy Six National Guard Companies to Ukraine This Week* *US 173rd Airborne Brigade Commander Michael Foster said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC said the US would deploy personnel by the end of this week to train the Ukrainian national guard.WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States will deploy personnel by the end of this week to train the Ukrainian national guard, US 173rd Airborne Brigade Commander Colonel Michael Foster said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washingt... more »

▶ 311: Surviving Japan < WATCH FREE ON MARCH 11TH LIMITED TIME!!

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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The New Power Party Speaks

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Missing the mountains of Pingtung.* *UPDATE*: Solidaritytw has the translation of Freddy Lim's candidacy announcement. Thinking Taiwan has Hung's here. Thanks to anon below! On Sunday afternoon I dropped by the Taichung Thinkers Corner to listen to Freddy Lim and Hung Tz-yung, sister of the Corporal Hung whose death at the hands of his military masters provoked massive protests in Taipei, speak about their new political party, the New Power (時代力量) Party. Freddy Lim is best known as the leader of the metal band Chthonic, but he is also a passionate advocate of things Taiwan. Lim d... more »

Goshute Shoshone Hero Margene Bullcreek Passes to Spirit World

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
In Memoriam by Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone Also see: 'Remembering Margene Bullcreek: Goshute's Nerve Gas Neighbors' by Brenda Norrell, Censored News: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/03/remembering-margene-bullcreek-goshutes.html

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“NGC 660 lies near the center of this intriguing field of galaxies swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces. Over 20 million light-years away, its peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of a flat galactic disk. The bizarre configuration could have been caused by the chance capture of material from a passing galaxy by the disk galaxy, with the captured debris strung out in a rot... more »

The 15 Most Miserable Economies In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *The 15 Most Miserable Economies in the World* *Consumers in Venezuela are expected to suffer the most in 2015Inflation is a disease that can wreck a society, Milton Friedman, the late Nobel laureate economist, once said. Add rising unemployment to the diagnosis, and his profession ascribes a rather non-technical term to the debilitating effect on people: misery. That affliction this year will be most acute in Venezuela, Argentina, South Africa, Ukraine and Greece — the five most painful economies in which to live and work, according to Bloomberg survey data that ... more »

Is somebody finally doing something about the horror that is Monday?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*It turns out that what the Studio 360 people really would have liked to "redesign" was the daily commute, but that was judged too big a job, and since the commute is worst on Monday mornings, they decided to settle for "redesigning" Mondays.* *by Ken* The short answer to the question in my post title, "Is somebody finally doing something about the horror that is Monday?," is: Well, we'll see. Frankly, I can't figure out what it is they think they're going to do about the problem Their very idea, that Monday can be treated as a "design" problem and "redesigned" out of its horrible... more »

Ground Water Contamination Rising at Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Ground water contamination has been rising steadily at the Daiichi site, especially since the summer of 2013 when water from the well between the ocean and unit 1 measuring a record 5 million Becquerels per liter of radioactive Strontium-90 alone in July 2013 (“Record Strontium-90 Level,” 2014). The quantity of Strontium-90 in the July 2013 well water was 170,000 times the permissible level. TEPCO stated the total Becquerels per liter was likely 10 million when all beta ray sources are included (“TEPCO to Review,” 2014). TEPCO had originally interpreted the July 2013 beta test... more »

Chet Raymo, “Hearing The Galaxies”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Hearing The Galaxies”* by Chet Raymo “In her wonderful autobiography, the beloved Mississippi writer Eudora Welty tells of her time at the Mississippi State College for Women. The first book she bought for her bookshelf was In April Once, by the Mississippi poet William Alexander Percy. The first poem in the book, written in New York City, was entitled "Home": "I have a need of silence and of stars. Too much is said too loudly. I am dazed. The silken sound of whirled infinity Is lost in voices shouting to be heard..." She is walking on the campus at night, the poem i... more »

"What Life Requires..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Life does not require us to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry, rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, wasteful, rich, downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy, beautiful, lazy, responsive, foolish, sharing, pressured, intimate, hedonistic, industrious, manipulative, insightful, capricious, wise, selfish, kind or sacrificed. Life does, however, require us to live with the consequences of our choices.” - Richard Bach, "Running From Safety"

Stephen Levine, “Half Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Half Life”* "We walk through half our life as if it were a fever dream, barely touching the ground, our eyes half open, our heart half closed. Not half knowing who we are, we watch the ghost of us drift from room to room, through friends and lovers never quite as real as advertised. Not saying half we mean or meaning half we say, we dream ourselves from birth to birth seeking some true self. Until the fever breaks and the heart can not abide a moment longer as the rest of us awakens, summoned from the dream, not half caring for anything but love." ~ Stephen Levine

“Being a Human in This World, A Personal Credo”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Being a Human in This World, A Personal Credo” * by John Robbins “I am someone who works and prays for world peace. Perhaps you are, too. But our society is spending a billion dollars a day preparing for war. I believe that inner peace is found when you love the world as it is, rather than faulting it for not living up to your expectations. I believe in forgiveness. I believe in accepting others for who they are. But I am part of a society that is spending far more on weapons of mass destruction and producing far more toxic waste than any other in the history of the world. I bel... more »

“Life's Crossroads: How To Thrive in Times of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Life's Crossroads: * *How To Thrive in Times of Change”* by Linda Durnell “Life's crossroads create opportunity for us to choose between different options, and when we see someone embracing the moment when choices are decided upon, it can be awe-inspiring. A crossroads is about change. Choices must be made - not just when things are not working out as we had planned, but also during positive moments when we must choose to continue the course or veer off into something new. When we experience an ending in a marriage, a change in careers, political upheavals, the end of childrearin... more »

Pleading amendment orders interlocutory

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Dynasty Furniture Manufacturing Ltd. v. Toronto-Dominion Bank, 2015 ONCA 137: [5] Decisions permitting amendments to pleadings are normally understood to be interlocutory in nature: see *Merling v. Southam Inc. *(2000), 183 D.L.R. (4th) 748 (Ont. C.A.), at para. 2. However, the appellant argues that the motion judge's decision is properly characterized as final because it deprives the appellant of its defence to that part of the action based on constructive knowledge. [6] The appellant misconceives the nature of the motion judge's decision. As this court noted recent... more »

President Obama And Israeli PM Netanyahu Differ On What Approach Is Needed To Confront Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Netanyahu and Obama. Photo: Jim Young/ Reuters *Reuters*: *Obama, Israel's Netanyahu clash over Iran diplomacy * *(Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israeli prime minister’s hotly disputed address to Congress, underscoring the severity of U.S.-Israeli strains over the issue.* *Even as the two leaders professed their commitment to a strong partnership and sought to play down the diplomatic row, they delivered dueling messages – Netanyahu in a speech to pro-Israeli supporters and Obama in an inte... more »

Annual Review of Capitulationist Raccoon Boost

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*A been in my yard loaded with morning glory pollen.* Every once in a while I review the awesome figures generated by the arrival of the Annexationist Herbivores at the Taipei Zoo. Last year I scribed: Heh. It was four years ago this month that the Annexation Lardbombs exploded at the Taipei Zoo. They were delivered on Dec 23, 2008, and went on display a month later, to a brief flurry of absolute madness. Profoundly political and not the least bit a demonstration of goodwill, they were handled as a "domestic transfer" under CITES, one of the many quiet ways that the Ma government h... more »

Quote of the day: On government “investment”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
“You are right when you say that "It's true that money has to be spent over a long period in order to get more money in the end, but that this does not constitute any reason why the government should do it." “… [N]ot every long-term investment of money is necessarily and automatically profitable or self-liquidating; that depends on the investor's economic judgment; bad judgment leads to a total loss, to bankruptcy or to "money poured down the drain." When, however, the investor is the government, then the results are necessarily disastrous for the economy, for the following reaso... more »

President Obama: Iran Must Halt Nuclear Work For At Least A Decade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in the Library of the White House in Washington March 2, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Reuters*: *Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work for at least a decade* *(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final agreement.* *In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that a rift ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ruth Margalit, Slate:* *Why Does Bibi Do It?* *The real reason Netanyahu is willing to risk Israel’s relationship with the U.S.World leaders have long racked up points at home for being antagonistic toward the United States. Hugo Chavez called Barack Obama “a clown” and “an embarrassment.” Vladimir Putin routinely riles against American hypocrisy. Evo Morales has blasted “North American imperialism.” Their approval ratings soared. In Israel, however, this was never the case. Historically, Israel’s bond with the U.S. has always been its most valued strategic asset. Even as relat... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Greenwood, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Giveaway: Amazon Favorites Including $100 Amazon Giftcard

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
Are you looking for some amazing things for kids on Amazon? Look no further! This giveaway has them all! [image: medipals] Welcome to the Favorite Amazon Finds for Kids Giveaway, generously sponsored by Medi-Pals! Last month, Thrifty Nifty Mommy introduced us to a fantastic kid-friendly medication dispenser called Medi-Pals. Available in 3 fun characters, Medi-Pals dispensers are familiar and fun for the infant, easy for the caregiver to use, and they always ensure that the child is getting the accurate dosage of medicine. Key benefits of Medi-Pals pacifier medicine dispensers: ... more »

Is the California Drought a Geoengineered False Flag Event?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jamie Lee* - Is the serious ongoing drought in California geoengineered in order for government to usurp more control over resources and people? The post Is the California Drought a Geoengineered False Flag Event? appeared first on Waking Times.

A3 Newsletter: Cautious Optimism as A3 Supporters Pack the Courtroom for Albert Woodfox

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 1 day ago
*MEDIA COVERAGE:* *The Advocate* *II* *Times-Picayune* *Judge Brady Gives One Week for Final Briefs in Albert's Fight for Bail --A Release Decision is Expected Soon Thereafter* As expected, arguments began by exploring whether the federal or state courts have jurisdiction of Albert's release and ended with a discussion about what bail for Albert may look like. Though the Court has given both sides one additional week to sum up, we expect he should rule soon thereafter. If he doesn't release Albert, the legal team is prepared to move his compelling case for bail to the state co... more »

Alien Contacts

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Kahlil Gibran, "The Perfect World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Perfect World"* by Kahlil Gibran "God of lost souls, thou who art lost amongst the gods, hear me: Gentle Destiny that watchest over us, mad, wandering spirits, hear me: I dwell in the midst of a perfect race, I the most imperfect. I, a human chaos, a nebula of confused elements, I move amongst finished worlds- peoples of complete laws and pure order, whose thoughts are assorted, whose dreams are arranged, and whose visions are enrolled and registered. Their virtues, O God, are measured, their sins are weighed, and even the countless things that pass in the dim twilight of neither... more »

"We Are Free..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The worst that could happen to us is that we have to die, and since that is already our unalterable fate, we are free; those who have lost everything no longer have anything to fear.” “Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, an arm’s length behind us. Death is the only wise adviser that a warrior has. Whenever he feels that everything is going wrong and he’s about to be annihilated, he can turn to his death and ask if that is so. His death will tell him that he is wrong, that nothing really matters outside its touch. His death will tell him, ‘I haven’t touched yo... more »

“Avoiding Negative Vibrations: Taking on the Energy of Others”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Avoiding Negative Vibrations: * *Taking on the Energy of Others”* by the DailyOm “In order to protect ourselves from taking on any negative energy from other people or situations we can learn to shield. There are times when you may find that being around certain individuals or groups of people leaves you with feelings of discomfort. It may be that spending time with a particular friend feels draining or that dealing with a specific coworker exhausts you. Being around toxic or angry people is also draining. And you may even find that being surrounded by a crowd of people lowers you... more »

Big Brother Comes To Pakistan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Pakistan Anti-Terror Laws Force 100M Cellphone Users To Be Fingerprinted" NBC News, February 24, 2015:* New anti-terror laws will see 100 million cellphone users in Pakistan forced to submit their fingerprints to a national database or get cut off from the network. The measures were imposed in response to the Taliban's recent school massacre in Peshawar and will see every cell user in the country compelled to link their SIM card to their fingerprint by April 12 or face disconnection. "The Peshawar attackers were communicating [via cellphone] with their handl... more »