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Monday, September 22, 2014

23 January - Blogs I'm Following

12:51am MDST

12 Billion People By 2100 - And Why It's No Big Deal

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 minutes ago
*September 23, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Wired magazine recently published an article titled, "Boom! Earth's Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100," which despite the typical narrative of misanthropic population control that works its way into any Western mainstream article on the topic of growing populations, remained relatively positive. Wired quoted statistician and sociologist Adrian Raftery of the University of Washington who stated: *“A rapidly growing population with bring challenges. But I think these challenges can be met.”* And Raftery is correct. Wired would als... more »

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: Currency Internationalisation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 45 minutes ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] So what’s on this week at the Auckland Uni Economics Group you ask? This week, customers, you’re in for a treat: Hi everyone, We are delighted to be joined this Thursday by Professor Tony Endres, very definitely one of the good guys. Tony is a Professor of Economics here at the University of Auckland, but don’t let that put you off. His research interests include the history of economic theory, Austrian economic economic theory and history, and international monetary relations. This Thursday evening, Tony will speak about “*Curr... more »

Unintended Consequences

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 49 minutes ago

La. Legis Auditor Steps Into Common-Core-Promoting Game

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 58 minutes ago
On September 22, 2014, Louisiana Auditor Daryl Purpera issued a report on his objective opinion (?) of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Whether Purpera intended it or not, he is now part of the game. Purpera’s report is little more than another brochure for CCSS, one that glosses over issues such as who actually […]

U.S. President Obama Will Meet Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu At The White House On October 1

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel hold a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, Sept. 30, 2013.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Netanyahu And Obama To Meet at The White House -- Arutz Sheva* *U.S. President to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the White House on October 1.* U.S. President Barack Obama will welcome Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to the White House on October 1, AFP reported on Monday. The meeting will come as a U.S. drive for a nuclear deal with Iran reaches a crucial point. National Security Council spokeswoman... more »

"Coming up next .. Are ISIS terrorists hiding under your bed waiting for you to fall asleep? Our experts say 'It's possible'! '

leftdog at Buckdog - 2 hours ago
Tom Tomorrow ... *Harper condemns Isis threat on Canadians .. *

Secret Service 'Beefs - Up' Security At The White House (They Added An Extra Fence)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The photo is from Jim Acosta (CNN) *My Comment*: I could be wrong but it looks like the public will no longer be allowed to take pictures and/or look at the White House from the original fence. *Hat Tip:* *Gateway Pundit*

Barbara Frum on How to get women elected.

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 2 hours ago
In the October 1971 issue of _Chatelaine_ Barbara Frum wrote a short piece in her characteristic irreverent, droll style. It was titled: "Insiders' tips on how to get women elected." The last paragraph: *Marry a man who's already there and become his widow*A third of all the women who've ever been in Parliament got there on the sympathy vote, as widows. One hard-eyed pro, who dismisses the ability of women to get into politics on their own and has been cynically successful running widows on the black-crepe ticket, says: "The only way you'll ever see a hundred women in the House i... more »

Breaking News: Islamic State Militants Are Now Using Chemical Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
An image allegedly showing militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS) driving on a street at unknown location in the Salaheddin province, Iraq, 2014. (photo credit: AFP / HO / WELAYAT SALAHUDDIN) *WNU Editor:* Earlier in the day we had covered the fall of a major Iraqi military base (Camp Saqlawiya) to Islamic State forces .... *Hundreds Of Iraqi Soldiers Missing Or Stranded After Their Base Was Overrun By Islamic State Forces*. As we had mentioned in the post .... this was a major defeat for the Iraqi military .... as well as raising concerns that the Iraqi militar... more »

Coalition Of The Shilling

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, says Germany isn't sending men or planes to fight in Iraq, which is significantly different from what President Obama is asserting. Instead, says Steinmeier, let Iran do the heavy lifting. At Friday's UN Security Council session on ISIS, he said that "[d]espite the difficulties that we have with Iran and its nuclear ambitions, I am of the opinion that all of the neighbors of Syria and Iraq should be included… I sincerely hope that Iran will be considered, for only then will we be able to get control of the threat posed by IS." Over... more »

(Bombing Syria!)  Running Out of Time:  Were You At the People's Climate March Sunday?  (There's Nothing Wrong With Kansas That Throwing Out the Right Wingnutters Won't Improve)   Maligned Chimps

U.S. Bombing Syrian Targets Hardly a surprise. When will the entire Middle East (other than Saudi Arabia, Israel and other predator nations) become a target? Soon is my guess. And on another extremely important upcoming event . . . . Were you able to . . . march yesterday with the 310,000 and more who showed up for the People's Climate March to Change Everything . . . . From my buddy Yas

The U.S. Is Now Directly Involved In Syria's Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The US along with Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia .... have started bombing ISIS targets in Syria. Reports indicate that the targets included command and control centers, training camps, and weapons depots. The Syrian government was not notified that these airstrikes would happen today. Apparently the Ar-Raqqah Governor's building, the headquarters of ISIS, was *destroyed* in these airstrikes on Monday (see below video of the attack). ISIS has apparently instructed its fighters to leave their headquarters in ar-Raqqah and to flee into the rural area... more »

U.S. And Arab Allies Have Commenced Air Strikes On Islamic State Targets In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*U.S., Partner Nations Launch First Strikes In Syria: Pentagon -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the militants. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against (Islamic State) terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon p... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Syria under Attack by United States and Partners

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
*Gaza under attack by Israel last summer* *The United States of America and "Partners" have attacked Syria. * *http://rt.com/news/189788-syria-airstrikes-islamic-state/* *The official story is that they are targeting ISIS (a construct of the US/Mossad). This proxy war group has attacked Syria recently. Syria was the line in the sand that Putin drew last March...and Obama backed off. Now Obama/Israel (who can tell the difference anymore) are crossing the red line. As recently as this morning, Putin said that the US would need Syria's permission and co-operation to attack ta... more »

This pseudo-"scientific" way to cut a cake is the sort of thing that makes people think scientists are idiots

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Is this what happens when you've never had a birthday party?* *by Ken* "Is This A Scientifically Superior Way To Cut Cake?" asks Elite Truong on WNYC's "Sporkful" blog ("It's Not for Foodies, It's for Eaters"), and while I undoubtedly wouldn't have seen this crackpot video if not for the blogpost, which can therefore be held to task for actually giving this sad person the attention he seems to crave so desperately, now that I *have* seen it, I have to say I'm glad someone blew the whistle on it. This Alex Bellos is supposed to be a mathematician, which grieves me, because I have ... more »

Do not believe the news reports that our economy is picking up. Not only are the statistics being fudged, but "the Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011." Naked short-selling means selling something on the market that you neither own nor have borrowed. It is illegal on the stock and bond markets, but it is permitted for gold futures. How convenient for our corrupt govenment! Normally selling off gold is a sign of investors' confidence in the markets. In reality the dollar is doomed to crash sooner than later. So don't be fooled; buy gold (or silver) now while it is arificially depressed. You'll need some when the dollar is devalued.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ *Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler* ------------------------------ September 22, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality* Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011. The latest containment... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Shiny NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, and also one of the dustiest. Some call it the Silver Dollar Galaxy for its appearance in small telescopes, or just the Sculptor Galaxy for its location within the boundaries of the southern constellation Sculptor. First swept up in 1783 by mathematician and astronomer Caroline Herschel, the dusty island universe lies a mere 10 million light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* About 70 thousand light-years across, NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest to our own Local Group ... more »

"A Moment With Nature"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." - Edward Abbey, "Benedicto"

“Playing with Words: Origins of Common Phrases”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Playing with Words: Origins of Common Phrases”* by worldmysteries9 *“Stump someone.”* Meaning: Ask someone a question they can’t answer. Origin: Actually refers to tree stumps. “Pioneers built their houses and barns out of logs … and they frequently swapped work with one another in clearing new ground. Some frontiersmen would brag about their ability to pull up big stumps, but it wasn’t unusual for the boaster to suffer defeat with a stubborn stump.” (From "I’ve Got Goose Pimples", by Marvin Vanoni) *“Paint the town red.”* Meaning: Spend a wild night out, usually involving drinkin... more »

The Poet: Charles Baudelaire, "Contemplation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Contemplation"* by Charles Baudelaire “Thou, O my Grief, be wise and tranquil still, The eve is thine which even now drops down, To carry peace or care to human will, And in a misty veil enfolds the town. While the vile mortals of the multitude, By pleasure, cruel tormentor, goaded on, Gather remorseful blossoms in light mood- Grief, place thy hand in mine, let us be gone Far from them. Lo, see how the vanished years, In robes outworn lean over heaven's rim; And from the water, smiling through her tears, Remorse arises, and the sun grows dim; And in the east, her long shroud trailing ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Who funds and supports ISIL?" Arabic channel Al-Mayadeen interviews Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 5 hours ago
Part 1: http://www.almayadeen.net/ar/Programs/Episode/gy8Zl00gzkCv0qORAR3c5w/2014-08-24-من-يمول-و-يدعم-تنظيم-داعش Part 2: http://www.almayadeen.net/ar/Programs/Episode/gy8Zl00gzkCv0qORAR3c5w/2/2014-08-24-من-يمول-و-يدعم-تنظيم-داعش

Chet Raymo, "Know Thyself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Know Thyself"* by Chet Raymo "The ancient Greek aphorism, attributed to Socrates and others. Good advice, I'm sure. If only we knew what it means. Is it the same as the "examination of conscience" we were asked to perform as young Catholics? "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned." Well, yes, it is good to ask ourselves if we have lived up to our highest moral aspirations. But surely "Know thyself" means more than that. Does it mean to be aware of our self-awareness? That is to say, not to act impulsively, but reflectively. Thoreau's "I went to the woods because I wished to live ... more »

"'Inner Voice' Plays Role in Self Control"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"'Inner Voice' Plays Role in Self Control"* by PhysOrg.com "Research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough - published in "Acta Psychologica" - shows that using your inner voice plays an important role in controlling impulsive behaviour. "We give ourselves messages all the time with the intent of controlling ourselves - whether that's telling ourselves to keep running when we're tired, to stop eating even though we want one more slice of cake, or to refrain from blowing up on someone in an argument," says Alexa Tullett, PhD Candidate and lead author on the study. "We want... more »

Eckhart Tolle, “Watching The Thinker”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Watching The Thinker”* by Eckhart Tolle "What exactly do you mean by “watching the thinker”? When someone goes to the doctor and says, “I hear a voice in my head,” he or she will most likely be sent to a psychiatrist. The fact is that, in a very similar way, virtually everyone hears a voice, or several voices, in their head all the time: the involuntary thought processes that you don’t realize you have the power to stop. Continuous monologues or dialogues. You have probably come across “mad” people in the street incessantly talking or muttering to themselves. Well, that’s not muc... more »

Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount ! Updates from September 22 , 2014

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
User Actions Following *The GuardianVerified account*‏@guardian Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount http:// t.gu.com/BMELC - Reply - Retweet - Favorite - More The Guardian [image: View this content on The Guardian's website] Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount Tens of thousands sign petitions wanting recount or fresh vote based on videos that purport to show evidence of electoral fraud View on web User Actions Following *zerohedge*‏@zerohedge Was Scottish Vote Rigging Caught On Tape? http://www. zerohed... more »

ALEC HQ Misleads America with Google Presser

2old2care at Because I Can - 5 hours ago
Such good news today with Google kicking ALEC to the curb Was out having a drink - celebrating the good news of the day and my birthday and I come home to this! The day dampened by an ALEC presser that - - - again - - - misleads people. This presser is a demonstration why we HAVE TO HAVE people monitoring what happens at ALEC meetings – cause without it – the lies they tell will believed as truth. American Legislative Exchange Council Statement on Google Membership Arlington, Virginia (September 22, 2014) — CEO Lisa B. Nelson issued the following statement: “It is unfortunate to ... more »

theater of the absurd

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941

Ukraine situation Updates ( September 22 - 23 , 2014 ) -- Ukraine Introduces Capital Controls .....News and views on the ongoing Ukraine conflict .

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
http://un.ua/eng/article/534230.html NBU Reduces Maximum Sale Of Foreign-Currency Cash To UAH 3,000 Per Person Per Day (17:27, Monday, September 22, 2014) *Ukrainian News Agency* The National Bank of Ukraine has reduced the maximum amount of foreign-currency cash that can be sold to a single person per day to the equivalent of UAH 3,000. The National Bank of Ukraine announced this in a statement on Facebook. "Given the increased tension in the cash segment of the foreign-exchange market, the resolution provides for reduction of the maximum amount of foreign-currency cash that can... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War ( September 22 - 23 , 2014 ) Updates , news and views .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Anti War..... As ISIS Nears Key Syrian Kurdish Town, a Refugee Exodus100,000 Flee to Turkey, Number Expected to Grow by Jason Ditz, September 21, 2014 Print This | Share This Having taken scores of Kurdish villages in the surrounding area, ISIS fighters are increasingly surrounding the key Kurdish city of Ayn al-Arab, along the Syrian-Turkish border. Border crossings are always a prize for militants, and ISIS has tried to take Ayn al-Arab repeatedly, leading the various Kurdish militias to mobilize large “calls to arms” to defend the city. Locals aren’t willing to bet that’s going to... more »

Harvey Wasserman : Gorgeous global march shows how to win the climate fight

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 6 hours ago
Huge environmental action in New York teaches us that the answer to change lies with the grass roots. By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | September 22, 2014 NEW YORK — The massive People’s Climate March, the most hopeful, … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Gorgeous global march shows how to win the climate fight

‘I heart fossil fuels’ at the #People’sClimateMarch

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: image] And the only one there fanning a different fire? The courageous Alex Epstein from the Center for Industrial Progress, brandishing a copy of his new book *The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels *and a banner and T-shirt the same. Why did he do it? Because he figured protestors should know they are marching against the lifeblood of civilisation. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Can The Islamic State Be Defeated?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Deutsche Welle *Can IS Ultimately Be Defeated? -- Andre de Nesnera, Voice of America* WASHINGTON — The U.S. Congress has authorized funds to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Sunni extremist group known as the Islamic State. President Barack Obama has vowed “to degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State. It has taken over a vast territory in Iraq and Syria. It has carried out mass killings, said to have sold women and children as slaves and beheaded, among others, two Americans and one Briton. Since August, the United States has launched air strikes agains... more »

murder of a president

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
stabilized zapruder film

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- September 22, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Why Is ISIS Taunting The West? -- Jethro Mullen, CNN* (CNN) -- For a while, it seemed that the threat from ISIS was limited to sparsely populated desert regions in the Middle East. Through brutal tactics and persecution of minorities, the Sunni extremist group brought slaughter and chaos to large areas of Syria and Iraq. But its merciless efforts to establish its version of an Islamic caliphate unsettled the wider region, prompting U.S. airstrikes aimed at stemming its advance. The Islamic militant group has responded by beheading three of its Western hostages in recent weeks, r... more »

Sunni Grievances Against The Shiite Government In Iraq: More Fiction Than Fact

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*"Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State"* by Abbas Kadhim (2013). One of the explanations that has been given for the rising popularity of ISIS in Iraq is that the Maliki-led Shiite government persecuted Sunnis, and did not allow them to have any say in the government so they had no choice but to turn to ISIS as a way to take revenge against Maliki. But that's not true. Dr. Abbas Kadhim, an Iraqi-American professor and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, says that, "100 percent of local governance in every Sunni province is by elected Sun... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Change we can believe in..." LOL, LOL, LOL...

After the Scottish referendum: Will Westminster renege on its devolution pledges?

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 8 hours ago
Fee and Chris try to guess what happens next... SOURCE SKY NEWS: Scotland Devolution Pledge 'Non-Negotiable'Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond has accused the No campaign of tricking voters into believing the promise of devolution. He said: "I suppose I feel sorry for those in the No side who were tricked by Westminster into believing there would be an immediate offer of extra powers, an

Election wrap

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Every bullfrog and their leg rope has had their take on the election. So why not me? Unusually, “None of the Above” didn’t win this election: *Pic by **Nick Young* As my colleague Richard McGrath suggests, parliament should leave 28 places at the trough empty to reflect this voter disgust. This was not because of low turnout that “None of the Above” polled so poorly. (This was one of New Zealand's lowest turnouts ever.) It was because National did unusually well. The first MMP election in which a party scored enough votes to rule on its own, and – virtually unheard of – a part... more »

World News Briefs -- September 22, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*200,000 Flee In Biggest Displacement Of Syrian Conflict, Monitor Says -- CNN* Istanbul (CNN) -- The sudden, massive flood of refugees fleeing ISIS is unlike any other displacement in the 3½-year Syrian conflict. As many as 200,000 people have left the area surrounding the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, in just four days as ISIS advances into the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday. Most have gone into Turkey, the London-based monitoring group said. Turkey's semiofficial Anadolu news agency and the United Nations said 130,000 Syria... more »

METRO EVENT | Beverly Baker Moore : Support your local musicians’ health

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
Have fun, celebrate live music, and support a great cause during HAMM Benefit Day throughout Austin, Tuesday, September 23. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | September 22, 2014 Event: HAAM Benefit Day Sponsor: Whole Foods Market Benefiting: … finish reading *METRO EVENT* | Beverly Baker Moore : Support your local musicians’ health

Free Download: Leopold Kohr, “The Breakdown of Nations”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“On The Breakdown Of Nations”* by Tim Price “Several years ago we highlighted the work of Leopold Kohr. Kohr was an Austrian Jew who only narrowly escaped the Holocaust. The village in which he was born, Oberndorf in central Austria, with a population of just 2,000 or so, would come to exert a disproportionate influence on Kohr’s thinking. Kohr went on to study at the LSE with the likes of fellow Austrian thinker Friedrich von Hayek. In 1938 he left Europe for America, a place he would make his home for the next 25 years. In September 1941, just as the mass murder of the Jewish in... more »

“Oh Yes, Those Medical Guys Shouldn't All Go To Prison”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Oh Yes, Those Medical Guys Shouldn't All Go To Prison”* by Karl Denninger “*Riiiight.* The practice increases revenue for physicians and other health care workers at a time when insurers are cutting down reimbursement for many services. The surprise charges can be especially significant because, as in Mr. Drier’s case, they may involve out-of-network providers who bill 20 to 40 times the usual local rates and often collect the full amount, or a substantial portion. 20 to 40 times the usual and customary local rates? Who authorized that? Nobody! So what is it when you're basicall... more »

KIPP Teaching: "Sprinting a Marathon for Two Years"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
At some KIPP schools teachers ride the buses so that children come to school ready to learn and go home ready for homework. What can be effect on children who have to remain silent from when the leave home until the time they return? From a former KIPP teacher: It was ultimately unsustainable. It felt like sprinting a marathon for two years. Probably worked somewhere between 80 and 100 hours every single week for two years and that’s unsustainable, even for somebody who didn’t have a family, I was living with my girlfriend. No kids. The money was fine. I had no chance to spen... more »

But what does a Colon stand for?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Conservative Party leader Colon Craig says he is “in politics for life,” undeterred by another expensive failure, "I'm totally committed to politics. I've made that pretty clear," he told the *Herald..*. "This is what I do now." Mr Craig said he was not only committed to running again in 2017, but also 2020 and beyond. "This is what I am going to be doing and working on for the rest of my life," he said. For the rest of his life! But what does he want to be a politician *for*? To advance an agenda? To promote his ideas? To get his policies in place? Apparently not: He might ... more »

Missing Afghan Soldiers In The U.S. Found Trying To Enter Canada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Missing Afghan Military Officers Caught Trying To Cross The Border Into Canada -- Washington Post* Three missing Afghanistan National Army officers, who disappeared while participating in a training program in Massachusetts, were detained while attempting to cross the border into Canada and are in the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Monday. The men were detained while attempting to enter Canada at Rainbow Bridge, which connects the cities of Niagara Falls in New York and Ontario, said David Procopio, a M... more »

"Turning Americans into Snitches for the Police State"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Turning Americans into Snitches for the Police State: * *‘See Something, Say Something’ and Community Policing"* By John W. Whitehead “There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors.”—Professor Robert Gellately "If you see something suspicious, says the Department of Homeland Security, say something about it to the police, ca... more »

Indigenous Medicine Peoples Statement to UN Climate Summit

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Indigenous Elders at UN Climate Summit: ‘We Can No Longer Wait for Solutions From Governmental and Corporate Leaders’ Contact: Shawn Mulford                                                         September 21, 2014            Email: smulford@comcast.net Censored News NEW YORK – The UN Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon serves to catalyze ambitious action on the

Government Now Implies that White House Fence Jumper Was on an Assassination Mission

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 9 hours ago
These days it is increasingly difficult to tell the difference between what is real and what is bullshit when it comes from the Obama administration and the larger government - neither of which have any credibility. Breaking news has transformed the White House fence jumper into a veritable killing machine. Perhaps it was the laughable attempt to push that three inch bladed pocket knife that Omar Gonzalez had on him when he crashed Barry's pad on Friday as a real threat but now we are being told that he had an arsenal in his car. The Washington Post is reporting in a story entitle... more »

September 11th 2001 A 700ft Tall Steel ChunkTurns To Dust in 3 Seconds

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
*Steel girders don't normally atomize into dust when a building collapses... -AK* *The video maker writes:* Published on Sep 13, 2014 Think of a 700 ft steel boat standing up on its stern doing this then maybe then you can understand why I keep saying its a real issue . How come we don,t see ae911truth or Alex Jones or any of the purveyors of 911 truth talk about this clear cut directed energy use on the twin towers is not a accident . How can we ever resolve these issues if the people at the top who speak about the topic refuse to include or even acknowledge it . What it mea... more »

Ukraine Economy On The Brink Of Total Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Photo:* © lifedon.com.ua *Ukraine Is On The Brink Of Total Economic Collapse -- Walter Kurtz & Sober Look, Business Insider* While we see a great deal of media coverage of Ukraine-related geopolitical risks, there hasn't been sufficient discussion about the dire economic and fiscal conditions the nation is facing. Writing about men in masks fighting in eastern Ukraine sells far more advertising than covering the nation's economic activity. However it's the economy, not the Russian army that has brought Ukraine close to the brink. And just to be clear, some of Kiev's economic and... more »

Ukraine Military Pulls Back It's Heavy Guns From The Front Line In The East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Ukraine Pulling Back from Buffer Zone in Embattled East -- Voice of America Ukrainian officials say they have started to pull troops from a buffer zone in the east of the country where they have been fighting pro-Russian separatists. Security and Defense Council spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko said Monday rebel attacks have diminished, allowing Kyiv to implement an agreement reached last week with the separatists to create the 30-kilometer buffer. On Sunday, Ukraine had said it would not pull its forces until cease-fire violations stopped, and that several violations had occurred... more »

Does Globalisation Breed Nationalism?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Yuck, globalisation. A notion so commonplace, so banal that to write it these days is like murmuring a vulgarity. It's a truism universally acknowledged that the circuits of capital, the organisation of production, its division of labour, and worldwide commodity chains tend to treat borders as irrelevances. Cheap air travel and affordable internet access has shrunk the planet and thrust economies and cultures closer together. Societies and their fates are interpenetrated, and the possibility of describing human civilisation as a single, integrated entity is here. Wonderful, isn't i... more »

Supplemental: More Salem Village to come tonight!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014ESPN’s latest slippery report:* Based on this morning’s horrible Morning Joe, cable news will rock tonight with another entertainment spectacular in which the parsons and goodies of Salem Village chase the demon Goodell. Last Friday’s gong-shows on CNN were about as bad as cable dunkings get. Based on Joe and Mika’s sanctimony—and Willie’s faithful recitations—we’re forced to predict more wet weather tonight. In this case, the mob is chasing a relatively insignificant figure—the commissioner of a professional sport. At other times, the screaming mimis o... more »

Why Congressional Recruitment Really Matters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
This morning one of the Beltway trade papers ran a piece about how weak GOP backbencher Rodney Davis, is kicking the ass of Steve Israel's pathetic mystery meat candidate, Ann Callis, in Illinois' most swing district, IL-13. Earlier in the cycle, PPP polled the district and found Davis' job approval rating underwater and that more voters were ready to defeat him than reelect him. When informed that Davis had voted to shut down the government, 42% of registered voters said they would vote for him and 47% said they would vote for his Democratic opponent. And that's when the DCCC a... more »

UK:Royal Mint launches online dealing account … in gold

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
I'd like to deposit these please … Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty*Personally... I think I'd demand physical delivery... there's not much gold in the vaults... and you know what they'll snatch when the chips are down... and they have custody of it... -AK* http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/sep/22/royal-mint-online-gold-dealing-savings-account *Royal Mint launches online dealing account … in gold* *Mint's Vault service will allow anyone to buy and sell gold and silver bullion via its website at live market rates 24/7* By Miles Brignall The Guardian, Monday 22 September 201... more »

Freefallin

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago

Mariah Gladstone Photos: Native Peoples at Climate March

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Thanks to Mariah Gladstone for sharing photos with Censored News! Peoples Climate March, New York, 2014

Patrice Lumumba, AIDS, Ebola and the New World Order

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*" ...Years later, Under Secretary of State C. Douglas Dillon told a Senate investigating committee (the Church committee) that the National Security Council and President Eisenhower had believed in 1960 that Lumumba was a "very difficult if not impossible person to deal with, and was dangerous to the peace and safety of the world." This statement moved author Jonathan Kwitny to observe:**'How far beyond the dreams of a barefoot jungle postal clerk in 1956, that in a few short years he would be dangerous to the peace and safety of the world!'** The perception seems insane, particul... more »

Start the Week thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
This just in from *Is the BBC biased?*'s sour, right-wing radio reviewer.... This morning's *Start the Week *started a new season, and got off to a fine, arty start. It featured posh, profound, populist, progressive British Museum director Neil MacGregor plugging his new Radio 4 series [accompanied by British Museum exhibition] on German history (as seen through its artifacts); Jamaican poet Kei Miller plugging his new book *The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion*; oh-so-contemporary artist Jeremy Deller plugging his new exhibition in Margate; and happy-to-be-provocative nove... more »

Lawrence of Freemasonry

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*"I am assured that the solution of the problem of Palestine which would be much the most welcome to the leaders and supporters of the Zionist movement throughout the world would be the annexation of the country to the British Empire".* *Viscount Herbert Samuel, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE)* *The Future of Palestine, * *January 1915* *"Some Englishmen, of whom Kitchener was chief, believed that a rebellion of Arabs against Turks would enable England, while fighting Germany, simultaneously to defeat Turkey.* *Their knowledge of the nat... more »

A short update on the Equinox energies and a short update from Aisha North - September 22, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/a-short-update-on-the-equinox-energies-and-a-short-update-from-me/ *A short update on the Equinox energies and a short update from Aisha North* September 22, 2014 by Aisha North Now, you are only a few short hours away from that point in time when your entire planet once more hangs as if suspended in equilibrium when the light and the dark seem to be equally distributed all over. Well, that may be the case, but *let us just remind you that this time there is indeed another huge influx of light coming your way just when the time seems to sta... more »

Zapatistas 'Beyond the Exchange'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Editorial 3. Beyond the Exchange Editorial Beyond the Exchange The sharing is something beyond.[i] Compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth in Mexico and the world. For us, the exchange was a way to take each others’ hands, to see one another and how we are doing and what we are thinking. It was a chance to get to know each other, those of us who are below and who are the originary peoples

2 Days after the great people's march against Global Warming

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 10 hours ago
By tomorrow, it'll be as if it never happened. Amirite? Or will I be proven wrong? Will it actually be the case that a bunch of people marching around city centres all over the world will actually convince everyone who makes their millions in the fossil fuels industry, and every politician who owes their career to big oil, to shut-down and go home? What we need to start doing is convincing ourselves, and then others, that some things are worth fighting for. And by "fighting" I DON'T mean peaceful marches, signing petitions and everything else that doesn't ordinarily get confused wi... more »

Time To Resist

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
I want to present Lasha Darkmoon's latest article here for everyone to read for themselves... It comes from her website: Darkmoon, at www.darkmoon.me, and is entitled: "Time To Resist"....In it, you will find further shocking evidence of the true evil nature of the Jewish criminals that are out to destroy many of our nations and at the same time trying to enslave us all..... Here is that article, and I do have my own thought and comments to follow: Time to Resist Admin September 22, 2014 *. . . by Ellie Katsnelson*In this eloquent attack against organized Jewry and the moral po... more »

Intro to: Our Sacred Maíz is our Mother: Indigeneity and belonging in the Americas

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 11 hours ago
* Excuse the rushed message.. Was not expecting book to be released til Nov 6, but it is already out. *Our Sacred Maíz is our Mother: Indigeneity and belonging in the Americas* By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez I’ve written or edited several books in my life and each of them have been special, especially since most were banned by Tucson’s school district during the state’s infamous battle in Arizona to eliminate Raza Studies, However, this one, *Our Sacred Maíz is our Mother, *released early by the University of Arizona Press, seems to be a little more special. Perhaps it is so bec... more »

Benjamin Fulford - September 22, 2014: Facing the mathematical certainty of defeat,the cabal is negotiating a surrender

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*The following are the views of Benjamin Fulford and the White Dragon Society and not necessarily of this blog. Ben's Japanese language blog states the US may go broke on September 30th, which matches data we have.... The bonds expired on September 12th and they are now in the grace period which ends on September 30th. -AK* Facing the mathematical certainty of defeat, the cabal is negotiating a surrender by Benjamin Fulford September 22, 2014 Anybody who understands finance and geopolitics can now see clearly the Nazi/Zionist cabal faces the mathematical certainty of defeat. It... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Climate Change More Important Than Fighting The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*John Kerry Places Climate Change On Par With Ebola and Isis -- IBTimes* US Secretary of State John Kerry has placed climate change on the top of world agenda, alongside Ebola and Isis, saying it has an immediacy that people have come to understand. In remarks to foreign ministers of the 20 biggest economies, Kerry said climate change should be at the top of the agenda despite competition from more immediate challenges, according to The Guardian. Experts and climate activists are raising the pitch to get world leaders to commit to limiting global temperatures to 2 deg C using stro... more »

Healthy Lunches- Tinkerbell Lunch

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
The goal of today's lunch was to be as fresh as possible, without losing the fun factor that helps my daughter eat all of her lunch. When I am matching up fresh and fun to a Disney character, I think Tinkerbell, so she was my jumping point. I included fresh fruit and veggies, with a twist to help them get eaten. You will need: - peanut butter and jelly or other sandwich - flower cookie cutter - oranges - green pepper slices - grape or cherry tomatoes - string cheese - tooth picks There are few things my 5-year-old loves more than baby kebabs. You add a coupl... more »

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Winner

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
I was given tickets to Ringling Brothers in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. Are you ready to find out who the lucky Housewife Eclectic reader is who is headed to the Circus THIS week? Congratulations to Taryn S! If you didn't win, there is still time to get your tickets to the Greatest Show on Earth! *Featuring over 100 performers spanning 25 countries plus more than 85 animals from nearly every continent around the world, the Ringling Bros. 144th Edition features several unique acts including:* - *China National Acrobatic Troupe from Beijing perform several... more »

Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi Fighters Have Taken Over The Capital

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Houthis Tighten Grip On Yemen Capital After Swift Capture, Power-Sharing Deal -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi fighters tightened their grip on the capital Sanaa on Monday after seizing much of the city in a lightning advance and signing an overnight deal to win a share of power, capping a decade-long guerrilla uprising. The Zaydi Shi'ites, who make up 30 percent of Yemen's population of 25 million and ruled a kingdom there for 1,000 years, have complained of being marginalized since their last king in Sanaa was overthrown in a 1962 revolution. Houthi followers ga... more »

Traditional Indigenous left out of World Conference in New York

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Traditional Indigenous left out of World Conference in New York Photo Supai Waters, Havasupai, protesting uranium mining on Supai sacred land at the Grand Canyon. By Brenda Norrell Censored News As the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples begins in New York today, grassroots Indigenous Peoples say they have not be included. While Native Peoples living on the land have

Former Defense Secretary Panetta Has Regrets That The U.S. Did Not Keep Troops In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Former Defense Secretary: U.S. Should Have Kept Troops In Iraq -- Time* Panetta's expressed differences with his former boss, President Obama, in an interview with "60 Minutes" Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says the United States should not have completely pulled troops out of Iraq in 2011. In an interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes, Panetta, who was defense secretary under President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2013 after being director of the CIA from 2009 to 2011, said he disagreed with the U.S. strategy of withdrawing soldiers from Iraq. “I really thought that it was import... more »

Why I remain a BICEP2 believer

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*Because I can see the non-dust pattern with naked eyes...* Just three days ago, I wrote a blog post about BICEP2. So I wasn't terribly excited to write down another blog post once the Planck Collaboration published a paper claiming that the BICEP2 could be due to dust, especially because I don't find the Planck paper to be terribly new, interesting, insightful, or game-changing. *A random image, taken from Perceiving randomness: egalitarian bias* They've been saying similar things since the spring and the arguments they presented today don't seem stronger than the previous ones. ... more »

Elite approved 'climate change' protests vs all other non-elite approved protests

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
Really think the elites (bankers, multinationals, oil companies) don't approve of the AGW carbon control agenda- *The proof is in the protests* *G-20 protests Toronto* http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/06/g20_protests_in_toronto.htmlA USMC VH-60 Blackhawk flies through Toronto's financial district, hovering over Union Station at a very low altitude, between the skyscrapers at 1pm on June 23rd, 2010.*Pittsburgh G20* http://analepsis.org/2009/09/24/democracy-and-its-discontents/ *complete with l-rad* Protestors face menacing police, dressed like state sponsored terrorizers ... more »

Former U.S. Secretary Of Defense Panetta Regrets That The U.S. Did Not Arm Syria's Moderate Rebels In 2012

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Says Obama Helped ISIS Grow By Ignoring National Security Team's Advice To Arm Syrian Rebels -- Daily Mail* * Panetta said 'we pay the price' because Obama decided to overrule his secretary of state, CIA director and chairman of the Joint Chiefs * Asked if Obama made a mistake by refusing to arm moderate Syrian rebels early on, Panetta said 'that would've helped' * He also clashed with Obama's Iraq policy, saying that leaving some troops behind 'would've given us greater leverage over Iraq's government * In August Hillary Clinton said it was a '... more »

A U.S. - Hezbollah Allaince?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
An image grab taken from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV on December 3, 2013 shows Hassan Nasrallah, chief of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement (AFP Photo) *Though Adversaries On The Surface, U.S. And Hezbollah Share A Goal -- New York Times* BEIRUT, Lebanon — They are sworn enemies who insist they will never work together, but in practice, Hezbollah and the United States are already working — separately — on a common goal: to stop the extremist Islamic State from moving into Lebanon, where Hezbollah is the most powerful military and political player and currently shares with Washington ... more »

War-mongering Jews compare ISIS to "Nazis," demand "boots on the ground"

John Friend at The Realist Report - 13 hours ago
JJ Goldberg, a respected Jewish journalist who writes for *The Jewish Daily Forward*, just published an Op-Ed this morning comparing the mysterious "ISIS" group to "the Nazis," and demanded that the Western democracies unite with various Middle Eastern states to wage war on the alleged terrorist group. Goldberg concludes his piece by stating: Western moderates consistently reject facile comparisons of contemporary ideologies, however hateful, to Nazi Germany. However distasteful the world’s mischief makers might be, they tend not to aspire to conquer the world and exterminate entire... more »

GOP Front Groups Backing Democrats From The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party-- Take Patrick Murphy Of Florida

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
So far this cycle the NRA's PAC, the Political Victory Fund, has contributed $399,350 to Republicans running for House seats and $18,950 to Democrats. The Democrats are all from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party: *•* John Barrow (Blue Dog/New Dem-GA)- $4,950 *•* Sanford Bishop (Blue Dog-GA)- $1,000 *•* Henry Cuellar (Blue Dog-TX)- $1,000 *•* Pete Gallego (Blue Dog/New Dem-TX)- $1,000 *•* Collin Peterson (Blue Dog-MN)- $1,000 *•* Nick Rahall (Blue Dog-WV)- $3,500 *•* Kurt Schrader (Blue Dog/New Dem-OR)- $1,000 *•* Filemon Vela (New Dem-TX)- $1,000 *•* Tim Walz (MN)- $2,000 ... more »

Thorne Dreyer : PODCAST | Texas public interest crusader Craig McDonald, whose complaint triggered the Rick Perry indictment

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 13 hours ago
On Rag Radio, Craig McDonald says the Perry case is about ‘coercion and abuse of power,’ and that only the Texas media has gotten the story right. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | September 22, 2014 Texas … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *PODCAST* | Texas public interest crusader Craig McDonald, whose complaint triggered the Rick Perry indictment

How much do we spend on CISIS and how much do you pay for being afraid

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Waste of money all round. There is not threat to Canada that the police can not handle. I am now so worried about ISIS cutting my head of while I sleep I have forgotten about Harper doing it in the daytime.

Frontline Climate March Photos by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. . . Photos from the Frontlines by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson Peoples Climate March New York 2014 Thank you for sharing with Censored News

I am not going to lock myself inside a gym bag from the outside with the key and the lock well beyond my reach.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Did Hemingway lack for sugar, I can only guess he never got enough because he blew his brains out. Time was you could just make a brilliant statement without your mental health becoming property of CISIS. Like every other person who wears the tinfoil proudly I am not without fear. When you throw enough darts recklessly what happens if you hit a bulls eye? I am going to be sincere here for a moment. I never want to hit a bulls eye. Furthermore every time I write everything I try to miss the target, because I like living. Google it you lousy kids - Mike Toff

NOW! Flooding Wall Street Photos by Robyn Jackson, Dine'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
NOW! Monday Sept. 22, 2014 FLOODING WALL STREET Photos by Robyn Jackson, Dine', from New York Monday afternoon at 5 pm New York time: Flood Wall Street still underway, police spraying pepper spray.  Livestream Monday, Sept 22, 2014 http://new.livestream.com/JamesFromTheInternet/events/3416732 . Flood Wall Street 

Supplemental: Meyerson warns us about a blend!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014The New York Times chases Salon:* Two weeks back, Harold Meyerson wrote an instructive column in the Washington Post. In effect, the column praised Zephyr Teachout’s challenge to Andrew Cuomo in New York’s gubernatorial primary. Meyerson also praised liberal voters who walked away from Cuomo. In effect, Meyerson offered good sound advice to Democratic voters. According to Meyerson, we shouldn’t let politicians buy us off with “social issues” while they pander to plutocrats about everything else: MEYERSON (9/11/14): That was a notably unimpressive victor... more »

Hundreds Of Iraqi Soldiers Missing Or Stranded After Their Base Was Overrun By Islamic State Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Hundreds Of Iraqi Soldiers Missing Or Stranded After Attack On Army Camp -- Washington Post* BAGHDAD — Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers were trapped or missing Sunday after a chaotic retreat from an army base in western Iraq, military officials said, underscoring the ability of Islamic State insurgents to remain on the offensive despite expanded airstrikes by the United States. At least 820 soldiers were stationed at Camp Saqlawiyah in Anbar province, north of the insurgent-controlled Iraqi city of Fallujah, when it came under attack from five suicide bombings Sunday afternoon, said Lt.... more »

Jack Ma Asshole

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
No not really. No more than a hundred in the papers everyday in the USA. The difference is that Jack Ma negotiated Niagara Falls without a barrel to make his mark. China is boiling furnace and its so easy to get burned. What some would see as his ridiculous Tony Robbins or THE SECRET like advice I see as positive. Its like the potential NHL, NBA or NFL player. They all do exactly what Jack advises. He is just telling us we are all in the game to one extent or the other. In China this kind of behavior is magnified. We should celebrate Jack Ma. The world can not be populated by hi... more »

People's Climate March: I thought people were supposed to get smarter as they got older...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*this is embarrassing to see people of a certain age strumming (badly) guitars and singing out of tune.* Not to mention the hundreds of buses they used to get there, the trash they left behind, and using all those disposable cups for their Starbucks coffee. Reason TV chatted with a few of the attendees at this glorious return to the Haight-Asbury of their youth and it is predictably embarrassing. *Didn't your mommy teach you to pick up after yourself?*

PEACE WALK MAGIC ALREADY WORKING

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
*Buddhist monk Senji Kanaeda singing negro spirituals last year in Bangor during our drone walk though Maine. He will lead our walk again this Oct 11-20 from Rangeley to Berwick, Maine.* I've learned that when you get into a bind while organizing something it is best to share the worry with others because often a solution will quickly come. During the weekend at the Common Ground Fair I shared with a couple people that we have been having a hard time finding places to stay in Livermore Falls and Gray during our up-coming Maine Walk for Peace & A Sustainable Future. No sooner tha... more »

Dine' Roberto Nutlouis Photos: Peoples Climate March

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Photos by Roberto Nutlouis, Dine' from Pinon, Arizona, Peoples Climate March, New York 2014

Islamic State Urges Muslims Around The World To Murder Civilians In US-Led Coalition Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New ISIS Recording Urges Muslims to Kill Civilians in US-Led Coalition Countries -- ABC News* A 42-minute audio recording by an ISIS spokesman was released on social media Sunday, in which the group calls on Muslims to kill civilians in countries that belong to the anti-ISIS, U.S.-led coalition. "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or a Canadian or any other disbeliever, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be," an ISIS spokesman says. This latest threat comes as the I... more »

TRUTH - Clearest Explanation on Money and the Law Of Attraction

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 15 hours ago
This video is real Truth! It is about how our world is set up and the few control it all. How we can change our energy and intentions towards money. It is an energy and it is needed in the physical world. Yet we are taught to repel it. He explains how our world is set up in truth.... the design of our world.... it is about our force of will and energy to change our lives. Allow

Photos Mohawks at Peoples Climate March

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Photo by Cynthia Treis Photo by Cynthia Treis Photo by Jenna Pope Top photos by Cynthia Treis. Photo 3 by Jenna Pople, thank you! Peoples Climate March New York 2014

World News Briefs -- September 22, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*130,000 Syrian Kurds Fleeing IS, Reach Turkey -- Voice of America* Turkish officials say more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since late last week in order to flee an advance by Islamic State militants. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday the government is expecting the number to rise, and is prepared for "the worst case scenario." "We are prepared for the worst scenario, which is an influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees," Kurtulmus said on Monday in the Turkish capital, Ankara. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Turkey closes borders as 130,... more »

Resist Colonization: World Conference is not the Voice of Grassroots Indigenous Peoples

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Reminder - The High Level Plenary Meeting (that is not a World Conference on indigenous Peoples) at the UN, begins in the morning By Glenn Morris Censored News Hello, all, I am sending this reminder to folks in Denver, that the HLPM begins in the morning. The pomp and circumstance of the opening session begins at 6:30 am, Denver time. The UN is scheduled to webcast the meeting at this url: 

Has Judge Jeanine Pirro become a prepper?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
* The Threat of ISIS is Very Close to Home * *"It's time for us to come together and take the threat seriously." *

Your moment of Zen

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 16 hours ago
Cloud to cloud lightening on a hot South Florida night

Epawesome

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 16 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg In today's American parlance, or kidspeak as I call it, everything worth mentioning is either awesome or it sucks. As with some aspects of American politics there's not much in between the extremes of cliche description, although of late some things have become less awesome and more epic. Perhaps the kids are growing tired of awesome as they grow older, some of our kids being in late middle age these days. Anyway, I have the bad habit of noticing trends and processes in things and I noticed a sign just the other day, advertising a church down here in the Bible belt -... more »

ISIS End Game

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Thinking aboot the week ahead is the only luxury the masters of the universe never practice. What happens today is like a bird on the windshield, next week a flock of birds. The masters of the universe play snooker endlessly plotting how to shape the battlefield five to twenty years in advance, and daily making decisions based upon the intel that gives them the best shot. What is glaring in your real people think is the effect of ISIS. If Bob Dylan where selling bonds like David Bowie it might be relevant, but as a K street terrorist tail wagging dog the real thinkers have bet I... more »

THE HOUSES OF NANTUCKET COUNTY: Summering with the NBC crowd!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014Part 1—A window on the world:* Long ago and far away, the Washingtonian may have given its readers a window onto the world. We refer to a lengthy lifestyle piece in the August 2003 issue of the “insider Washington” magazine. We know of no on-line link to the piece. In part, this highly instructive piece described The Houses of Journalist County. More specidically, we were invited to contemplate a few of The Houses of Nantucket County. For all previous reports in this award-winning series, click here. The Washingtonian focuses on the lifestyles of upper-... more »

Turbulent Times Show Tonight At 6PM CDT (7PM EDT And 4PM PDT For Our American Listeners)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
Yes, Whitewraithe and I are finally trying to run our Turbulent Times show LIVE on a weekly basis and at a regular slot... It will be at *6PM CDT* every Monday night, and we will of course begin the show talking about current events and hopefully go into other important subjects as well.... Tonight's subjects will include the fraudulent Scottish Independence Referendum result, the long history of Scottish oppression by the United Kingdom, the continuing push for war against the innocent nation of Syria, and of course other subjects that I covered in my weekly rant from Sunday.... Wh... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 22, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*U.S. Military Struggles To Preserve Options In Islamic State Fight -- Reuters* (Reuters) - As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines. President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials and former officials say the reality of a protracted campaign in Iraq and possibly Syria may ultimately require greater use of U.S. troops, including tactical air s... more »

Thirteen Security Operations Later And Iraq’s Northern Babil Is No Less Safe

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
As soon as fighting broke out in Anbar at the very end of December 2013 so did violence pick up in nearby Babil. The northern section of the province has been an insurgent base for years with parts of it dubbed the Triangle of Death by the American forces when they were in the country. Today it remains a stronghold of the Islamic State. The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) has tried to clear the area for months now with little to no effect. The trend has been for the government to announce success for an operation, and then to launch another one within days. Babil highlights the on goi... more »

Ukraine vs Russia situation ( September 20 , 2014 ) --Russian Union Of Engineers Accuses Ukraine Airforce In MH17 Crash ........ Ukraine Govt, Rebels Agree to Create Buffer Zone in East Both Sides Will Withdraw From Area ......... Risk of NATO-Russia War Grows on ‘Joint Military Force’ With Ukraine Poland, Lithuania Envision Group as New NATO Battle Group ........ Tweets of the day - further humanitarian efforts underway by Russia , implementation of the Contact Group on Ukraine Protocol moving forward , ExxonMobil receives US approval to continue Arctic work with Rosneft despite recent US sanctions on Russia in the Energy Sector

Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/09/ukraine-sitrep-september-20-2334.html ( An interesting analysis ... ) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Ukraine SITREP September 20, 23:34 UTC/Zulu: War or Peace? [*Quick note: I want to begin this SITREP with a correction to something which I mentioned in the last SITREP abouy General Bezler: even though his signature did appear to figure on the infamous statement of the four commanders declaring their loyalty to "General" Korsun, the information that he had been arrested is, according so sources qualified as "solid" by Colonel Cassad, not true.... more »

Brian Benedictus and Me: The Coming Taiwan Independence Surge at Ketagalan Media

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Alishan Tea Farms* Ketagalan Media was kind enough to host our piece on The Coming Taiwan Independence Surge. A taste: The fact that the occupation of the Taiwan legislature by student activists earlier this spring was woefully under-reported, is disappointing for a number of reasons. Primarily, the world missed an opportunity to see the changes in social and political identities sweeping across the island nation. These generational changes that are taking place in Taiwan, along with external factors such as China’s treatment of Hong Kong and its increasing bellicosity in its li... more »

60 Minutes Looks At The Islamic State (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago

Responding to "Why Poor Students Struggle"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
My response to this at the NYTimes: James Horn Cambridge, MA Pending Approval I think you might trust many of the souls to come along when you put some weight on their end of the economic tug of war that most poor college students are losing. The Ivy League's Raymond and Caitlin will always be who they are, as tangible examples of a the clueless classist and racist system we have created. You might realize, too, that not everyone wants to enter upon the prescribed corporatist college treadmill once they have had a look. Some people would rather have a job in a store. Until you reali... more »

Baubles, RCAF edition

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 16 hours ago
The news yesterday was about the RCAF (officers, mostly, save for 'aviators') joining the RCN and the Army (officers, entirely) in the back to the future schtick of reverting to pre-Trudeau unification ranks and symbolism. Judging by the RCAF Facebook and Twitter comments, it is slightly controversial. Some pragmatists saw nothing wrong with the yellow-gold bars that were the norm until now

A Look At Russia's Air Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*The 5 Most Powerful Russian Weapons of War in the Sky -- National Interest* During the Cold War, the Soviet Union established the largest air force in the world. Fed by a number of energetic state aviation design bureaus, particularly Mikoyan-Gurevich, Sukhoi and Tupolev, the Soviet Air Force was a powerhouse that enjoyed not only numbers and high technology but also that rare commodity in the Soviet bloc: innovation. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 meant the new countries that sprung up to replace it inherited thousands of fighters, attack planes, bombers and transports... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*FIRED UP! Brees "Body Slam" Gets Saints Angry at Right Time ~Barry Hirstius, Who Dat Dish* *Study: Kids’ Katrina memories faded after Gustav ~Della Hasselle, New Orleans Advocate * *New Orleans homeless ordinance has agencies scrambling ~Alex Woodward, Gambit*

US approves cruise missiles sale to Poland

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: AGM-158 JASSM]The United States has agreed to authorize the sale of advanced AGM-158 cruise missiles, with the intention of increasing Poland’s deterrence capabilities in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. The AGM-158 is a missile which can be launched from Poland’s fleet of F-16 combat jets and strike ground targets almost 400 km away. The missiles currently used by Polish F-16s can only hit targets 70 km away. Read more

Ministry eyes Japan-made AEW aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Japan-made AEW aircraft]The Defense Ministry is set to start research aimed at domestically manufacturing early-warning aircraft for the first time, with the aim of increasing surveillance on possible incursions into the nation’s territorial airspace, according to ministry sources. The move is part of an effort to boost the ministry’s preparedness to deal with the increasingly severe security environment in areas surrounding this nation, largely due to China’s increasing military spending in recent years. The ministry will seek to build the country’s first domestically produc... more »

China Is Trying To Build A New World Order

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Pax Sinica: China Is Trying To Build A New World Order, Starting In Asia -- The Economist* THE clue is in the name. The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) groups six countries—China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan—and aims to be the dominant security institution in its region; but its origin and purposes are largely Chinese. So it looks rather worrying from a Western point of view that the group has agreed to expand and that India, Pakistan and Iran are all keen to join: the rise of a kind of China-led NATO to which even America’s friends, such as ... more »

A simple explanation behind AMS' electron+positron flux power law?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Aside from tweets about the latest, not so interesting, and inconclusive Planck paper on the dust and polarized CMB, Francis Emulenews Villatoro tweeted the following suggestive graphs to his 7,000+ Twitter followers: The newest data from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer are fully compatible with the positron flux curve resulting from an annihilating lighter than \(1\TeV\) dark matter particle. But the steep drop itself hasn't been seen yet (the AMS' dark matter discovery is one seminar away but it may always be so in the future LOL) and the power-law description seems really accur... more »

The Georgia Guidestones Have Officially Been Updated with the Year 2014

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
*TruthstreamMedia* The elite's cryptic monument to depopulation and world government just became more mysterious (and creepier) – somebody has officially updated it with an engraved cube marking the year 2014 inserted into the English/Spanish slab of the 'new 10 commandments' for the 'Age of Reason' desired by its creators. Visit TruthstreamMedia.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Multiple Explosions Kill 2 In China's Xinjiang Region

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Photo: Attacks targeting civilians have killed more than 200 people in the past year in Xinjiang. (Weibo/CCTV News) *China’s Xinjiang Region Hit By Series Of Explosions -- The Guardian* At least two people killed and many injured in blasts in at least three locations in ethnically divided area of China’s far west Two people were killed and many injured as explosions erupted in multiple locations in China’s Xinjiang on Sunday, according to authorities in the ethnically divided region that is on edge after a series of violent incidents this year. The blasts struck at least three loc... more »

Anxiety Breeds Passivity

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Over the weekend, Conservative senators announced that they will re-introduce a bill which previously sparked rebellion in the Red Chamber. The bill would force unions to publicly disclose their spending. It's all part of a movement which began forty years ago. Murray Dobbins writes: In those pre-corporate globalization days, it was conventional political and social wisdom that the economy served the nation, and by inference, the community and families. The Bank of Canada's dual mandates -- unemployment and inflation -- were still competing but full employment was one of the few ... more »

"Climate March" Hides Real Culprits and Real Solutions

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
*Climate march is silly at best - dangerously counterproductive at worst. * Tony Cartalucci Big business and the big political parties and politicians they own have converged in what is being disingenuously called the "People's Climate March." MSNBC would report in an article titled, "The largest climate march in history kicks off in New York," that: They’re calling it the largest mobilization against climate change in the history of the planet. On Sunday morning, protesters from all over the United States and the world are converging on Manhattan to demand that global leaders... more »

We Say To You....... A Quote by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*We say to all who will listen, "Be brave and use your gifts of discernment and clear seeing to know who speaks of falsehood and who comes to you to speak in words of truth."* M.N. Hopkins

US Navy's 'NCIS' Caught Spying On the Entire State of Washington!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
*Dahboo77* A child pornography case in Washington has shockingly escalated as an appeals court determined the U.S. Navy has been engaged in a “routine” and “widespread” program of “hacking” into private citizens’ computers and turning over information to law enforcement agencies. NYT just published a report on this. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

VFP AT NYC CLIMATE MARCH

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
Veterans for Peace had a large delegation in the People's Climate March yesterday in New York City. I heard there were 400,000 people there. I am sure the big silver bomb was a hit with the crowd. The message is clear - the Pentagon has the largest carbon bootprint on the planet. You can see more pictures by Ellen Davidson *here*

Are We Going To Be Victims Of Climate Change? Or Are We Going To Do Something About It?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Saturday night I had dinner with Matt Stoller and Ted Lieu. Matt, a former organizer and blogger works on Capitol Hill now as a senior policy advisor. Ted, California's most accomplished state senator, is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman (Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Venice, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, West L.A.) Matt wanted to know why Ted wanted to work in Washington. The reasons to avoid it are overwhelming, especially since Ted lives in on of the most beautiful districts in America and would have run for reelection as a state senator unop... more »

Bill Maher: ISIS Can't Kill You, But Monsanto Can and Is

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
*YouTube* The climate change bit praising Hillary Clinton is a bit skin crawling, but this is still worth 5 minutes of your day. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Juice Media's Rap News Takes on The Singularity

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
*Juice Media* Today we travel into the pure world of sci-fi to investigate the much vaunted, mysterious potential future event known as 'The Singularity'. What will a machine consciousness mean for humanity? What are the ethical, political, military and philosophical implications of strong A.I.? And what would an AI sound like when spitting rhymes over a dope beat? All this and more shall be revealed in Rap News 28: The Singularity - featuring a special appearance from famed technocrat, futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil, in full TED talk mode; everyone's favourite warmonger, Gene... more »

CIA-Crack Cocaine Conspiracy Exposed in "Kill The Messenger"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
*Focus Features* Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets...and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to unc... more »

Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
image source Stephen Lendman Fear-mongering is sinister. It's reprehensible. It's longstanding US policy. So are false flags. Merriam-Webster calls them "deliberate gross distortion(s) of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic." Wikipedia says they're "covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities." Official reports hype Big Lies. MSM scoundrels regurgitate them. Truth is systematically buried. Deception substitutes for reality. False flags are pretexts for militarism, ... more »

Taliban Reject The New Afghanistan Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
T*aliban Reject Afghan Unity Government Pact As U.S. 'Sham' -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban militants on Monday decried a pact by rival election candidates to form a government of national unity as a "sham" orchestrated by the United States and unacceptable to the Afghan people. Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named president-elect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, ending months of turmoil that has destabilised the country as most foreign troops prepare to leave. Ghani's administrat... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Compulsory relationship lessons should be included in curriculum to prevent violence against women, says Shadow Home Secretary* *Probably not a bad idea in theory but what will be taught? A lot of feminist and socialist nonsense, probably. And that is more likely to do harm than good. Telling boys that girls are just the same as them will only invite derision. Teaching old-fashioned gentlemanliness would be more beneficial* Children should receive compulsory relationship lessons to prevent violence against women, Yvette Cooper has said. Speaking in the wake of the Rotherham s... more »

CHECKPOINT: Belligerent Cop Goes BALLISTIC on Man for Exercising His Rights

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 18 hours ago
*Ryan Taylor* This cop loses his temper when man exercises his Constitutional Rights. This incident ironically occurred on "Thank A Police Officer Day". You can see the original Facebook thread here. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Kurdish Refugees Fleeing The Islamic State To Turkey Have Doubled In the Past 24 Hours To 130,000

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Turkey Closes Some Border Crossings As 130,000 Flee From ISIS In Syria -- CNN* (CNN) -- The multitude of refugees who have arrived in Turkey, fleeing ISIS offensives in Syria, increased to 130,000 on Monday, the UNHCR said. But the unprecedented surge that broke loose Friday has slowed, as Turkey has reduced the number of open crossings from eight or nine to just two, said Ariane Rummery, a spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency. Processing the refugees is also taking time. New arrivals are being searched for arms, receiving medical checks, being identified and receiv... more »

King Obama's Palace Security to Increase after Fence Jumper Incident

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 18 hours ago
In the aftermath of Friday's embarrassing security breach after a man who jumped the fence triggered an evacuation of the White House, there will be investigations of how such a thing was allowed to happen. There will also be the inevitable increase of security as the specter of fear is invoked over *even more* terrorist bogeymen, the latest of which is being reported to make ISIS look like the Boy Scouts. Get used to hearing the word Khorosan because it will be the new fall product of the fear-mongers as the mid-term elections loom and Americans need to be reminded of exactly *wh... more »

The Islamic State Calls John Kerry “The Uncircumcised Old Geezer”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
The spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Mohammad al-Adnani al-Shami (AFP Photo) *ISIS Lashes Out at Kerry “The Uncircumcised Old Geezer” in Latest Audio Release -- Gateway Pundit* ISIS released a new audio message today by spokesman Shaykh Muhammad al-Adnani Here is the English translation to the latest speech by al-Adnani. They call John Kerry “the old uncircumcised geezer” and Obama “the mule of the Jews” and take on his lecturing on Islam: *Read more *.... *My Comment:* It is now getting personnel.

Argentina: Man Claims Seeing UFO - Has Photos and Video to Show For It

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Diario Digital de Mar del PlataDate: 09.20.14* *Argentina: Man Claims Seeing UFO - Has Photos and Video to Show For It* *By Redacción 0223* Martín photographed a series of blue lights moving randomly through the sky. "I think it's a UFO," he said. Read the article and draw your own conclusions. Martín was strolling down Avenida Independencia, taking in his surroundings. When he reached Rawson, he stopped to look at a sign posted to a wall, because in the background, the steady glow of a set of lights illuminated it. This occurred on Friday (09.19.14) at a... more »

UP Hooligans, Part 3

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
Below is a statement released today. --------- *Statement of UP President Alfredo E. Pascual on the incident involving DBM Secretary FlorencioB. Abad in UP Diliman* Posted on September 22, 2014 by upweb_wordpress in Announcements A few days ago, a disturbing incident happened at the University of the Philippines Diliman. A group of protesters, consisting of some UP students, confronted Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad outside the UP School of Economics auditorium. He was then leaving a forum, where he was one of the speakers. According to media re... more »

Argentina: A UFO Sighting at Puesto Hernández

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Source: El Periódico de Rincón (Neuquén, Argentina)Date: Saturday 09-20-2014* *Argentina: A UFO Sighting at Puesto Hernández* *Scant kilometers from Rincón de los Sauces. "It was nearly flush with the ground, a very powerful, bright, rich orange and fuchsia light. It remained static, as if floating in the air." It gyrated among the trees before the eyes of a witness who took several photographs. Within minutes, her cellphone had turned off and her vehicle's engine died.* Last Friday, September 19 at 19:00 hours, Silvia Santagatti, a resident of Rincón de los Sauces, was in Pue... more »

UPDATED: Blackwater-like contractor seeks to legalize private police in the U.S.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=317063 Blackwater-like contractor seeks to legalize private police in the U.S. Date: Sunday, 21-Sep-2014 20:53:38 There are very few news stories about government overreach that shock me these days, but this week there were two -- both in California. Each came and went with barely a whisper in the media, even from the "liberty" news. Perhaps we're so bombarded with mafia tactics by the government that some events just get lost in the chaos. And no, one of these developments is NOT the Los Angeles School District acquiring tanks a... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, "The Enchanted Garden"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Kevin Kern, "The Enchanted Garden" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoUsHkdb12A

Waukesha; Wisconsin Girl, Age 12, Dead Hours After Taking Gardasil

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
For more information, please click on the link provided below: *http://sanevax.org/gardasil-vaccine-one-girl-dead/* [image: 145,000 Deaths from Multiple Vaccine Doses over the last 20 years]

Israeli Navy Sa'ar 5 class corvettes fitted with IAI EL/M-2248 MF-STAR multifunction AESA radar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Sa'ar 5 class corvette]Pictures have emerged showing the Israeli Navy corvette Eliat (first ship of the Sa'ar 5 class) fitted for the first time with the new AESA radar MF-STAR by IAI. The MF-STAR - Multi-Function Surveillance, Track and Guidance Radar was fitted as part of an upgrade program for the 3 vessels of the class. The three Sa'ar 5 corvettes were built by Huntington Ingalls Industries in the USA for the Israeli Navy, based on an Israeli design. Read more

Australia’s Jindalee Radar System Gets Performance Boost

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
The Alice Springs transmitter at Harts Range Australia has to choose its defense technology programs carefully. While the country expects to field advanced armed forces, with a population of 24 million it lacks the money and depth of engineering expertise for much domestic development. But for decades Australia has tirelessly pursued one particularly difficult program: Jindalee, an over-the-horizon radar system that answers the national problem of how to economically monitor the vast maritime approaches of a continent. With little publicity, the defense department and its contract... more »

Iran Unveils New Air Defense System, New Drone in Military Parades

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Sadeq 1 UAV]Iran on Monday unveiled a new home-made radar system, Fath (Conquer) 2, and a new drone named "Sadeq 1" during the military parades at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, South of the capital. Fath 2 is a fully home-made long-range radar system equipped with hi-tech. The radar system can trace all types of aircraft, drones and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and alarms other air defense units when it discovers a hostile aircraft. Sadeq 1 flies at a maximum altitude of 25,000 ft at speeds above sonic boom. The Iran-... more »

FLIR Systems Announces European Availability of FLIR ONE, the World's First Thermal Imaging Camera for iPhone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: FLIR ONE]FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today that the FLIR ONE™ thermal imaging accessory for smartphones will be available for order online this week across 27 European countries at FLIR.com and in 18 European countries through Apple.com. The award-winning FLIR ONE is a lightweight accessory that transforms an iPhone 5 or 5s into a powerful thermal imager. When paired with its iPhone app, FLIR ONE displays live infrared imagery that allows the user to see the world from a thermal perspective. Read more

General Dynamics taking over for Vigor on aircraft carriers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: USS John C. Stennis]Vigor Shipyards workers wrapped up 14 months of work on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis recently and left town. The contract shifted to General Dynamics NASSCO-Earl Industries. The Virginia-based firm underbid Vigor, which held the contract since 1999, $94 million to $125 million, and was awarded the next five years’ work in March. It’s for non-nuclear maintenance, repair and alternation of aircraft carriers homeported in and visiting Bremerton and Everett through September 2018. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility handl... more »

‘Young Merchants,’ by Henry Carey

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
*The Young Merchants*, 1842, oil on canvas, 1070x920mm, The Carey Collection, *Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Rogozin: Russia can do without French-built Mistral helicopter carriers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]Russia can do without French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers whose delivery has been suspended over Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV programme. “Last year, on November 16 we transferred to our Indian colleagues the Vikramaditya light aircraft carrier, which war formerly our Admiral Gorshkov missile cruiser. Thus, having implemented that contract and earning big money, we proved inside Russia and showed to the country’s leadership that Russia can now assemble ships of that kind,” Rogozin sai... more »

Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Type 052C (Luyang II) class destroyer]Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran's Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, in an unprecedented visit attesting to a new rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday. The four-day visit is the first time a Chinese naval vessel has called at a port in the Islamic republic, across the Gulf from Bahrain where the US Fifth Fleet is based. The two navies will conduct joint search and rescue exercises and training for maritime accidents, according to Admiral Hossein Azad, a senior commander of the Iranian navy, quoted b... more »

Pakistan developing sea-based nuclear-arms

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Babur (Hatf VII) cruise missile]Pakistan is developing sea-based missiles and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads to give it a "second-strike" capability if a catastrophic nuclear attack destroyed all its land-based weapons, according to a media report on Sunday. The next step of Pakistan's strategy includes an effort to develop nuclear warheads suitable for deployment from the Indian Ocean, either from warships or from one of the country's five diesel-powered navy submarines, The Washington Post reported quoting Pakistani and Western analysts. In a sign of t... more »

Workshop phase of submarine Vladikavkaz repair completed at Zvesdochka shipyard

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: RFS Vladikavkaz]Diesel-electric submarine Vladikavkaz of Project 877 Paltus (Kilo class) was pulled out of Zvesdochka shipyard’s workshop on September 19, 2014, the shipyard says in its press release. The submarine was delivered to the shipyard for repair and modernization in 2008. The state contract for submarine repair was signed in 2011. Having been floated out the submarine will undergo fitting, then mooring tests in late 2014. In early summer 2015, the submarine will undergo manufacture’s sea trials in the White Sea. Read more

They Hate Us for Our Freedom

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*The view from the lovely Chiayi 149.* My friend Faye writes up her story on Facebook of trying to get US citizenship for her child. Most of this is not due to AIT, but rather to Congress. Note how the law punishes you if you're a single mother... *++++++++++++++++* How I proved that Zephyr had the right to US Citizenship -- Or How the West Wind was (Not?) Won -- Or Why Being an American is Nothing But Stress The American Institute in Taiwan is the organization that acts as an "embassy" in Taiwan, since Taiwan has no status as a nation in the world. They force me to make an appoin... more »

The Islamic State Releases Their Latest Propaganda Film 'Flames of War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An ISIS jihadist spoke with an American accent on the Flames of War propaganda film which was uploaded to YouTube today. In the video, the masked extremist stands before Syrian soldiers, loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad who are digging their own shallow grave outside the city of Raqqa *Masked Man With AMERICAN Accent Appears In Latest ISIS Propaganda Film 'Flames of War' -- Daily Mail* The 55-minute long, 'Flames of War' video was posted on YouTube today It bears the hallmarks of previous propaganda including Hollywood-style effects and bloodthirsty, call-to-arms language At end of... more »

Sean Lien: another slick ad

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
KMT silverspooner Sean Lien's latest Taipei mayor election ad, which opens: "just as a flower cannot live without sunlight, so people cannot live without hope." Bringing the hope, is our Sean. The "God Pig", as he's been nicknamed, after the pigs fattened and then ritually killed for local religious festivals, is going for the younger set with this ad again. Like many local ads, it uses the theme of hope, and says nothing about specific policies -- even in the abstract, nothing like "I'll attack high housing prices" or "I'll clean up the Keelung River". Just sheer vagueness. No won... more »

The key is to look sane

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by Suzuki Samurai* It's far easier to view NZ elections from afar: not quite so mind numbing -- not confronted with the constant media barrage, the hoardings, the endless chatter at the water cooler or pub. My primary source of information has been this blog's analysis of the deep-meat; my other source being the endless shallow water of the *NZ Herald*. The *Herald*'s obsession with the German elephant in the room isn't really surprising in that he makes great copy (to them) in an otherwise barren political landscape. For them, he adds a Baron to the barren. As much... more »

Why Taiwan Nationalism Exists

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Heron now.* The Taipei Times reports on the regional disparities in the central government development budget: According to the Ministry of Finance, Taipei is to receive NT$36.3 billion (US$1.2 billion), averaging NT$10 billion more than the New Taipei City and Greater Kaohsiung, which have larger populations than Taipei. * Taipei would receive an average of NT$13,500 per resident, almost double the amount per resident in New Taipei City, Yilan, Changhua and Hsinchu counties.* According to Ministry of Finance, fund distribution next year — not including a special overall plannin... more »

It's The Brainwashing, Stupid

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
ISIS, or Daesh, as it is commonly called in the Middle East and *now by the French government*, has used the tactic of suicide bombing with great success. In August it captured an air base in Raqqa, Syria by using a 14 year old suicide bomber. Here is an excerpt from, *"ISIS captures major military air base in Syria using child suicide bomber"* The Telegraph, August 25, 2014: Located just 40 kilometres from Raqqa, Tabqa military base had been besieged for several weeks, forcing the Syrian regime to supply its trapped soldiers by parachute. In recent days however, ISIS stepped up it... more »

Many Iraqis Believe That The Islamic State Is A Creation Of The CIA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. And The Islamic State Are United -- New York Times* BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking. “We know about who made Daesh,” said Bahaa al-Araji, a deputy prime minister, using an Arabic shor... more »

Iran Wants Concessions On Its Nuclear Program If It Is To Aid The West In It's War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *Exclusive: Iran Seeks Give And Take On Islamic State Militants, Nuclear Program -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it may be for th... more »

Support The Peoples' Climate March By Helping Paul Clements Defeat Upton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
As the UN prepares for a Climate Change summit hosted by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Tuesday, this morning New York saw a massive People's Climate March down the west side of Manhattan, one of dozens of climate change events around the globe. The official count was 310,000 people participating. Ban Ki-moon: "Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one proble... more »

Eco-Friendly Tips For Autumn 2014

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
Welcome to the first day of Autumn and our annual Eco-friendly tips and ideas. Planning ahead, for the cold winter months, is smart! Let's face it, taking a little action now, rather than waiting for disaster to hit, just makes sense. It means less hassle, less money, and could possibly save a life. At the very least, it's nice to head into winter knowing that things are in good working order. So let's prepare ... [image: Eco-Friendly Tips For Autumn 2014]*Autumn is the perfect time to prepare for winter!* Food [image: Eco-Friendly Tips For Autumn 2014]*Preserving food now m... more »

Chinese Warships Make Their First Visit To An Iranian Port. Will Conduct Joint Naval Exercises

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
People take pictures of Changchun destroyer from the 17th Chinese escort naval fleet in southern port of Bandar Abbas, Iran, on Sept 20, 2014. The 17th Chinese escort naval fleet docked in South Iran's Bandar Abbas port on Saturday for a five-day visit. [Photo/Xinhua] *Chinese Fleet Of Warships Docks At Iran’s Bandar Abbas -- Press TV* *A Chinese fleet of warships has docked into the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas.* The fleet, comprising a warship and a destroyer, docked on Saturday for the first time ever. The Chinese fleet docked into the Iranian territorial waters w... more »

A Challenger To Putin In The Next Russian Presidential Election?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
In an interview published Sunday by French newspaper Le Monde, Khodorkovsky, pictured in Kiev, indicated his willingness to lead the country through what he sees as its present crisis. Photo: TMT *Once-Jailed Oligarch 'Ready' to Challenge Putin for Presidency -- ABC News* The last Russian oligarch to challenge President Vladimir Putin politically -- and pay dearly for it -- says he's ready to try again. Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once Russia's richest man and the head of Russian energy giant Yukos. But after he made political moves against Putin, he was quickly tried and convicted on... more »

Thousands March In Moscow Against Russia's Support For Separatists In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Russia's Opposition Holds Peace March For Ukraine -- Voice of America* MOSCOW - Opposition activists and anti-war demonstrators marched in the Russian capital Sunday, urging peace in Ukraine and an end to Russia's military support for separatists, even though the Kremlin denies backing the rebels. Organizers of the march said over 50,000 people took the streets in Moscow, but police claimed the number was exaggerated, putting it instead at 5,000. It was for the second time this year that Russians demanded the Kremlin end what activists see as its military actions in Ukraine. But ... more »

Fukushima debacle Updates ( September 21 , 2014 ) -- Recent items of note focusing primarily on the Fukushima ongoing disaster but also issues of concern in the US regarding nuclear contamination matters

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Energy news...... Japan..... 02:17 PM EST on September 21st, 2014 | 47 comments VIDEO: Radioactive material now flowing toward Tokyo and contaminating their water supply; Problems “actually only getting worse” — “Truth is no one in world really knows how to deal with Fukushima” — Gov’t Expert: Tepco “should give up’ making ice walls 08:47 PM EST on September 20th, 2014 | 75 comments Japan Times: Fukushima plant plagued by problems as radioactive material bleeds into Pacific — Radiation level in groundwater now 25,000 times higher than when year began 10:02 AM EST on September... more »

What Israeli Nukes?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Israel’s Worst-Kept Secret -- Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith, Defense One/The Atlantic* *Israel has a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons.* Former CIA Director Robert Gates said so during his 2006 Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of defense, when he noted—while serving as a university president—that Iran is surrounded by “powers with nuclear weapons,” including “the Israelis to the west.” Former President Jimmy Carter said so in 2008 and again this year, in interviews and speeches in which he pegged the number of Israel’s nuclear warheads at 150 to around 300. B... more »

Will Humans Allow Capitalism to Destroy Life on Earth?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Today 400,000 say No in NYC. What do you say?

“Islamic State”: Pretext for US attack on Syria?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
*[image: Blood Libel] * *"*The US threat to bomb Syria, using ISIL as the pretext, is yet another preposterous false flag scenario." Full story: *http://presstv.com/detail/2014/09/17/378996/islamic-state-pretext-for-us-attack-on-syria/ * *[image: Blood Libel]*

Cooking in Costa Rica and Sushi Wednesdays!

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 1 day ago
I have been cooking a lot in Costa Rica and eating a lot at home. Trying out a lot new recipes. Some good, some not. One of my most recent favorites is falafel burgers. SO good. The recipe makes exactly enough for Kurt and I for dinner. I make them and put them over rice, and add some fresh guac and hot sauce to the top. The first time I added some black beans to the rice as well, so it was kinda a mix of a Costa Rican and Middle Eastern meal. Have made that twice, both times super good. Another meal I made recently I really liked was pasta with cauliflower alfredo sauce. ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What's that in front of Orion? Forty kilometers north of Kahta, Turkey, lies Mount Nemrut, a mountain adorned with the fragments of vast statues built over 2000 years ago. The stone sculptures once stood nearly 10 meters high and depicted lions, eagles, various ancient gods, and King Antiochus I Theos, who ruled Commagene from 86 BC to 38 BC. Ruins of the bodies of several sitting figures are visible on the hill above, illuminated by moonlight. Zeus' head can be found near the above image's center, while the king's head is seen next closest to the horizon. *Click image for larger si... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Talking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Prophet- On Talking"* by Kahlil Gibran "You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. And there are those who talk, and with... more »

"Intelligent Life In The Universe?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” - Calvin & Hobbes

Chet Raymo, “Intelligent Life in the Universe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Intelligent Life in the Universe”* by Chet Raymo "Hi, honey. The plane just touched down. I'll call you again when I get to the parking lot." "Hi, honey. I'm in the car. Had to wait for my bag. I'm setting out now." "Hi, hon. I'm on the freeway. I should be home in about forty minutes." "Hi, honey. I'm stopping at the Wine Basket for a bottle or merlot. See ya in about ten minutes." "Hi, hon. I'm turning into the driveway. Be there in a sec." The Earth hums with useless info. Twitters with inanity. IMs with imbecility. Our planet glows like a radio star, luminous with lunacy. I opin... more »

Russia and China De-dollarization updates ( September 21 , 2014 ) -- The PetroYuan Cometh: China Docks Navy Destroyer In Iran's Strait Of Hormuz Port ...... Russia and China keep accumulating the eternal currency – gold ( enemy of fiat currencies such as the dollar ) ......Russia FinMin Calls For Shift Away From US Treasurys Into BRIC Bonds, Settlement In Non-Dollar Currencies ( what will China and Brazil do ? )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-21/petroyuan-cometh-china-docks-navy-destroyer-irans-strait-hormuz-port The PetroYuan Cometh: China Docks Navy Destroyer In Iran's Strait Of Hormuz Port [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/21/2014 16:35 -0400 - Abu Dhabi - Central Banks - China - Crude - Crude Oil - Guest Post - headlines - Iran - Renminbi - Reserve Currency - Yuan inShare2 *Since China fired its first 'official' shot across the Petrodollar bow a year ago, there has been an increasing groundswell o... more »

Scooters and Pharmacies

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 1 day ago
So, I posted before about the scooters we got, which we are loving. This is a good thing, since we have been without a car since August 2. While our friend was visiting the States, we borrowed his, but since he got back, we have been solely using the scooters. Basically, when you move to Costa Rica and drive a car here, you have 90 days to pay the taxes on it. This is not simple though. You have to leave the car with a customs agent who has to have someone from the government inspect it and put a *value* on it. This is not based on USA blue book. It's their calculation. Y... more »

Will Rogers, "Live Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This would be a great world to dance in if we didn't have to pay the fiddler." - Will Rogers

“Are We Living in a Holographic Universe?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Are We Living in a Holographic Universe?”* by The Daily Galaxy “What if our existence is a holographic projection of another, flat version of you living on a two-dimensional "surface" at the edge of this universe? In other words, are we real, or are we quantum interactions on the edges of the universe - and is that just as real anyway? Whether we actually live in a hologram is being hotly debated, but it is now becoming clear that looking at phenomena through a holographic lens could be key to solving some of the most perplexing problems in physics, including the physics that re... more »

AIR and Fordham Institute Grade Standards; Common Core Wins!

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
This is the story of two organizations that took diverging roads to grading state standards: American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Fordham Institute. Let’s start with AIR. In a report released September 2014, AIR has “internationally benchmarked” state education standards. Now, this is not to be confused with the famed-yet-elusive “international benchmarking” of the Common […]

"Samurai"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I have no parents: I make the heavens and earth my parents. I have no home: I make awareness my home. I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death. I have no divine power: I make honesty my divine power. I have no means: I make understanding my means. I have no magic secrets: I make character my magic secret. I have no body: I make endurance my body. I have no eyes: I make the flash of lightning my eyes. I have no ears: I make sensibility my ears. I have no limbs: I make promptness my limbs. I have no strategy: I make ‘unshadowed by thought’ my strategy. I have... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“7 Best Shakespeare Insults”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“7 Best Shakespeare Insults”* by The Huffington Post "You should be women and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so." Shakespeare employs this biting insult in "Macbeth" to establish the complete and utter repulsiveness of the three witches. Their "withered and wild" features cause Macbeth and Banquo to question if the sisters are even human beings. "Methinks thou art a general offence, and every man should beat thee. I think thou wast created for men to breathe themselves upon you." In "All's Well That Ends Well," Lafeu hits infamous liar and coward Porolles with... more »

“The Enneagram: A Guide to Understanding Yourself and The People Around You”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Enneagram: A Guide to Understanding * *Yourself and The People Around You”* by Margaret Cochran, Ph.D. “Have you ever looked at the people you know and work with and wondered why they behave the way they do? Why one person would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it, and another person would argue the importance of having a shirt at all? Why would yet another type of person be chronically over-committed, habitually complain about it and yet persist in cramming still more things into their already-overflowing calendar? What do these very different kinds of people wa... more »

"On The Meridian Of Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"On the meridian of time, there is no injustice: there is only the poetry of motion creating the illusion of truth and drama." - Henry Miller, “Tropic of Cancer”"

"Life, Destiny, Fate..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such" ․ "Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it."... more »

"A Moment With Nature..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Stress and the Brain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Stress and the Brain"* by Deepak Chopra "The human body responds to stress with a powerful fight-or-flight reaction. Hormone surge through the body, causing the heart to pump faster and sending extra supplies of energy into the bloodstream. For much of human history, this emergency response system was useful: It enabled people to survive immediate physical threats, like an attack from a wild animal. But today, the stress in most people's lives comes from the more psychological and seemingly endless pressures of modern life. Daily challenges like a long commute or a difficult boss... more »

Untitled

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 1 day ago
Wow, time flies in Paradise! No postings since August 17? We had our first visitors over the last weekend in August. Lisa and Brian, two of our friends from Michigan, came to Costa Rica. Lisa found some insanely low price via Delta to fly out and booked it. Lisa is a friend of mine from high school in Manistee, and Brian is her husband. Lisa is also an attorney, like I formerly was in my past life. They are the ONLY people I know who travelled more than Kurt and I did. They also are obsessed with animals and have no children, so they are very similar to us. Anyway, Lisa... more »

Since Vlad "Pudding Boy" Putin likes to play dress-up (and dress-down), maybe he might consider suiting up as a mailman

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The caption for this photo accompanying this week's update on the website of Yle Uutiset (described by Wikipedia as "the main news program" of Yle, the familiar short form of Yleisradio, the Finnish national broadcasting company) reads: "Yle's Moscow correspondent Marja Manninen said postal workers showed 'not the slightest bit of interest' in the homoerotic stamps."* *by Ken* I've been meaning to catch up with this story since I was alerted to it by a friend's Facebook pass-along, which directed me to a Bilerico Project post by John M. Becker, "Finland Trolls Russian with Tom of... more »

A Most Important Video That Everyone Should Watch: "Adolf Hitler - The Greatest Story NEVER Told!"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I received an important email just the other day that alerted me that one of the best videos ever made over the last while has finally been completed… That video is of course presented by "Truthwillout" and is entitled: "Adolf Hitler - The Greatest Story NEVER Told"…. I have that video right here for everyone to take and copy for themselves… It is a must see by everyone and something that should be shared with others to see the truth about the one man that has been most vilified by the Jew run mainstream media for the last 75+ years at least…. Here is that finally completed video i... more »

AID NOT WAR IN UKRAINE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The third convoy of Russian humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine has arrived in the war-torn city of Donetsk. Earlier, Kiev and self-defense forces signed a memorandum aimed at effectively halting all fighting in eastern Ukraine after talks in Minsk. While the US-NATO keep saying that Russia has invaded Ukraine what has really been happening is that these shipments of humanitarian aid have been delivered to the smashed cities in eastern Ukraine.

Has the Israel Lobby lost ground in its perpetual war against US academia?

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 day ago
By Denis G. Rancourt The US Israel Lobby is dedicated inter alia to suffocating academic freedom and to intimidating all scholars away from any educational, research, or political stance against Israeli war crimes. The Lobby does win victories, such when it blocked the tenure and all academic appointments of the outstanding scholar Norman Finkelstein, and too many others. It wins, also,

The Short-Termist Cost of Security

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
It is no secret in the academic IR community that securitization theory, an approach developed in Europe as part of the Copenhagen School of security studies, has struggled to get traction here in the United States. While the approach is widely used elsewhere in the world, from Europe to Asia, American IR scholars have been Continue reading

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. Illuminated artificially, the colors are caused by layers of bacteria that grow in the hot spring. Steam rises off the spring, heated by a magma chamber deep underneath known as the Yellowstone hotspot. *Click image for larger size.* Unrelated and far in the distance, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arches high overhead, a band lit by billions of stars. The above picture is a 16-image... more »

The Plan Is Working: Real Teachers Quit

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
with links to research study, from MSU website: - Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach. . . .

ETHICAL CONCERNS?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Thank You People's Climate March!

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BACK HOME FROM FAIR

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Just back from a weekend at the Common Ground Fair where I volunteered at our Maine Veterans for Peace table. Twenty thousand folks came to the fair on Friday and 23,000 came on Saturday. Sunday's crowd was less as it rained for awhile. I am quite tired, sleeping in the car was a challenge but I pulled it off. Always great to see old friends and meet new people. Had many great political discussions as you can imagine. I'll write more about it tomorrow. Right now I need a shower and some good sleep in a real bed. Was able to do alot to promote our upcoming Walk for Peace with... more »

President Obama Hypes The Feel Good Coalition In Radio Address; Washington Has Lost Too Much Credibility In Iraq And Syria To Be An Effective Global Leader In The Anti-ISIS Struggle

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
1. An excerpt from, *"Obama on War: It’s World vs. ISIS - President Keeps Trying to Play Up 'Coalition'"* by Jason Ditz, AniWar.com, September 20, 2014: In his weekly radio address, President Obama continued to play up the idea that the war on ISIS is going to be fought primarily by a massive, worldwide coalition he has assembled. . . The address appears like it could’ve been largely written the same time as the week and a half ago war speech, echoing the same attempts to downplay the scope of the conflict to the American public, while insisting that the bulk of the fight is going... more »

Video: Muslim Brotherhood Regime In Turkey Provides Its Clean, Modern Public Transportation To Dirty ISIS Terrorists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*U.S. and NATO ally Turkey has been key to ISIS's military victories in Syria and Iraq.* An excerpt from, *"Turkey could take in Muslim Brotherhood leaders ousted from Qatar, Erdogan says"* AP, September 16, 2014: Erdogan also told a group of journalists on board his plane during his return from a visit to Qatar late Monday that Turkey could take in leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood who have been asked to leave Qatar. . . Erdogan also told reporters that Turkey could provide refuge to Muslim Brotherhood leaders now being forced to leave Qatar. The leaders had sought refuge in ... more »

Death Penalty For Banksters? ANY Penalty For Banksters?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I understood the concept of class enemies from the very beginning. The son of a working class family, I never entertained the idea of identifying with conservatives-- never ever. That said, the first scholarship I ever won was a prize in a UN-sponsored elementary school contest about the death penalty. I came in second in Brooklyn, the most populous of New York's 5 boroughs, something like 3 million people back when I was in school, less than Los Angeles, but more than Chicago, Houston, or Philly. I took the pro-death penalty side. It was a theoretically argument because I didn't ... more »

A Look At The Khorasan Terror Group That U.S. Intelligence Regards As More Dangerous Than Al Qaeda Or ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CBS News: New Syrian Al Qaeda Cell Developing Bomb Plots Against US Flights -- CBS* WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A cell of “veteran al Qaeda fighters” may not be dominating headlines like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but the group of explosive-making experts from Osama bin Laden’s old network are a direct threat to U.S. aviation. The al Qaeda cell calling itself “Khorasan” has U.S. counterterrorism agencies warning that they are unable to track the group’s Western passport-holding recruits in Syria. The veteran operatives are explosives experts, loyal to al Qaeda leader Ayman a... more »

Yemen Government Quits. Country On The Brink Of Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Yemen PM Resigns As Clashes Continue In Sana'a -- VOA* Yemen's prime minister has resigned as fighting between pro-government forces and Shiite opposition fighters continued in the capital of Sana'a on Sunday. Mohamed Basindawa stepped down amid nearly a week of intense clashes in the city. Military and Shiite Houthi rebels faced off near a school in northern Sana'a overnight, despite an announcement by the U.N. envoy Saturday that pro-government forces and Shiite rebels would sign a peace deal. *Read more *.... *More News On The Crisis In Yemen* Yemen PM quits amid rebel clas... more »

Profiling Shane Smith

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Man who likes red wine Radio 4's *Profile* doesn't just bring the personalities of its subjects alive, it also reflects the personalities of its presenters. A *Profile* by Edward Stourton, for example, will have a very different character to one by, say, Mark Coles. This week's profile of VICE Media co-founder Shane Smith, for example, not only projected the hipster-businessman character of its subject but the John Peel-like warmth, dry humour and vocal inflections of its presenter, Mark Coles - plus his Peel-like love of music. Shane Smith, a punk-loving Canadian, comes from Iris... more »

And Then Came Petro

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
Granted that it wasn’t quite the 29 standing ovations that the corrupt U.S. Congress gave to the extremist leader of "God's chosen land" during a 2011 speech but Washington’s puppet from Kiev brought still brought down the house. Last week's disgusting orgy of adoration was showered upon mass-murdering Ukranian oligarch Petro Poroshenko aka the Chocolate King who was trotted out before a joint session of Congress. Porky Poroshenko was taking a break from the ongoing "anti-terrorist" operations in East Ukraine to solicit more American taxpayer loot for the US-EU-NATO Axis of Aggres... more »

The Suicidal Nationalism of Ukraine

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Full text of President George H.W. Bush's speech, later dubbed the "Chicken Kiev speech" by commentator William Safire, to a session of the Supreme Soviet of Ukraine, 1 August 1991.* *This speech was authored by Condileeza Rice.* Well, first, thank all of you for that warm welcome. And may I take this opportunity to thank all people of Ukraine that gave us such a warm welcome, such a heartfelt greeting. Every American in that long motorcade -- and believe me, it was long -- was moved and touched by the warmth of the welcome of Ukraine. We'll never forget it. Chairman Kravchuk, t... more »

All roads lead to Tristram

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
It's party conference time again. For BBC bias bloggers with an interest in UK politics and the feeling that the BBC is biased on such matters there's no better time (except during elections) to test that out. But how to do so when you've not got a great deal of time on your hands? Well, by picking one programme and monitoring its coverage throughout. This year I'll be mostly covering *The World This Weekend/The World at One*. I'll take the opportunity to cover each edition more generally though, and sketch them out in some detail before becoming more statistical at the end of eac... more »

The Push Is Growing To Add More Minority Officers In U.S. Army Combat Battalions And Brigades

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* Brig. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Army Stars and Stripes Award during the 27th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Global Competitiveness Conference. www.Army.mil *Army Still Looking To Add Minority Officers To Combat Arms -- USA Today* Stories about race and opportunity and leadership touch a lot of buttons with readers and the Sept. 12 report in USA TODAY on the lack of African American commanders in Army combat battalions and brigades is a good example. Readers — civilians and uni... more »

A Look At The U.S. General Who Has Been Given A 'Mission Impossible'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo: *Maj. Gen. Michael Nagata / faoa.org *Obama Taps Star General To Build Syrian Rebel Army To Fight ISIS -- Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* General Michael Nagata is promising to build a new force to destroy ISIS but lawmakers worry he has been given an impossible mission. As lawmakers prepared to take a risky and fateful vote on Obama’s plan to train and equip the Syrian rebels, the man who assured them it could be done was Gen. Michael Nagata, Obama’s point man for the mission to build an ISIS-killing army in Syria. There are skeptics both inside and outside the govern... more »

"Climate March" Hides Real Culprits and Real Solutions

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
Climate march is silly at best - dangerously counterproductive at worst. *September 21, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LocalOrg) - Big business and the big political parties and politicians they own have converged in what is being disingenuously called the "People's Climate March." MSNBC would report in an article titled, "The largest climate march in history kicks off in New York," that: *They’re calling it the largest mobilization against climate change in the history of the planet. On Sunday morning, protesters from all over the United States and the world are converging on Manhatt... more »

World Peace Day

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Today we embody our power and speak as One. Embrace the globe with a single word – peace. Let peace birth your every thought and direct each movement. See our earth transformed. She is not a mess of countries and conflicts but One star, encircled by light. She is lit from within, gorgeous and luminous with our brilliance, the light of eternity, the radiance of One. ~Sophia

Love Quest Day 7

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Good morning. How perfect that our conclusion is reached on World Peace Day. For self love is peace; Agape is that quiet within. Once found, for however fleeting a moment, you know truth. There is nothing to worry about. You know where home is. You know how to get there. This was not supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be formative. We came here to grow, to evolve, to remember truth in the most dire of circumstances. We are not thrown here, as if to the lions. We arrive upright, excited and ready. Remember that. It will alleviate your self pity and righteous indigna... more »

Adventures in Canning: Pears...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*and some things I learned.* - Pears *do not* ripen well on the tree and are picked unripened. They *will* ripen after picking by leaving them on your kitchen counter. - To tell if a pear is ripe, press gently on the pear right next to the stem. If it is soft, the pear is ripe. - Stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, etc) will* not *continue to ripen after picking. Ripening indicates a build up of more sugar in the fruit which will not happen with stone fruit. All they'll do is get softer, not riper, after picking. - Unfortunately, peach... more »

Hollywood Accredits the Memes : Resident Evil 5

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*The setting of Resident Evil 5 has a similar feel to the film Black Hawk Down.* *"If a zombie apocalypse does happen—and this is important— **DO NOT follow the CDC's guidelines as your only course of action. The CDC zombie plan includes no mention of shotguns, torches, hot-wiring cars, seeking high ground, traveling at night vs. day, or really any worthwhile strategy for keeping zombies out of your house. Parts of it are good, but it probably would serve the public better in the event of, for instance, a hurricane." **- Atlantic** Magazine, 2011* *"The game runs strictly in high-... more »

Islamic State's "video game" latest Zionist fear-mongering propaganda

John Friend at The Realist Report - 1 day ago
I was checking my email this morning, and came across this ridiculous article published in *The Jerusalem Post*. How absurd is all of this "ISIS" propaganda and fear-mongering? It amazes me people can really buy into this nonsense. What is a bored jihadi-in-training to do on a quiet evening? Islamic State would suggest playing its purported video game simulating terror attacks, *Grand Theft Auto: Salil al-Sawarem [Sound of Swords]*. *It was not confirmed whether the game actually exists or if ISIS graphics and Arabic subtitles and dubbing were simply placed over video of an existin... more »

Ghost of Sunday Classics: Hoffmann just can't get over his "three mistresses"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"It's a song of love that soars aloft sadlly or madly"*: *Nazhmiddin Mavlyanov (Hoffmann) and Hibla Gerzmava (Antonia) at Moscow's Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theater* *by Ken* In preparation for our quick survey of the poet Hoffmann's account of his three "mad loves," as set out last week, in last night's preview we made the acquaintance of the first of them, Olympia-- the "artist," according to Hoffmann's reckoning. (We'll come back to this in a moment.) As I noted last night, making Olympia's acquaintance is more than Hoffmann did before he fell soul-convulsing... more »

A Year Later, Kenya Remembers The Westgate Mall Massacre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Kenya Marks Anniversary Of Deadly Westgate Mall Attack -- BBC* Kenya is marking a year since the attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed. A memorial plaque will be unveiled and a candle-lit vigil held. The siege at Westgate lasted four days, with CCTV footage showing terrified shoppers fleeing the gunmen and cowering behind counters. Somali Islamist group al-Shabab said it carried out the attack in response to Kenya's military operations in Somalia. *Read more* .... *More News On Kenya Remembering The Westgate Mall Massacre* Kenya M... more »

WHY LIBERALS HATE ARNE DUNCAN

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
WHY LIBERALS HATE ARNE DUNCAN. via WHY LIBERALS HATE ARNE DUNCAN.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

What Is Next For Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Hard Choices Await A War-Weary Ukraine -- Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor* Lingering fighting and economic disarray have left Ukraine divided not only between east and west, but even among patriotic Ukrainians at odds about what to do next. Kiev and Zaporizhia, Ukraine — One sunny afternoon in early September, several dozen people, mostly middle-aged women, raced across Kiev’s broad Vozdukhnoflota Avenue, just in front of Ukraine’s main military headquarters, and sat down in a long hand-holding line to halt traffic. Police quickly sealed off the area, and the women began sta... more »

will canada become a country continually at war? or, stephen harper gets his wish in iraq

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
I had been living in Canada but a few short months when Stephen Harper, as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, formed his first minority government. At the time, this blog hosted an active and lively ongoing discussion about Canadian culture and politics, and my personal acculturation. I did not like Harper or his Conservatives, but I balked at what I saw as hyperbole from certain progressive people: Harper will turn Canada into the United States. I felt the two countries were different enough to make that particular magic trick impossible. Now, almost ten years later, at le... more »

Jim Willie: The Crash Heard Round the World- Saudis to Reject USD for Oil Payments

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*From: http://goo.gl/rbD2MT* *Jim Willie: The Crash Heard Round the World- Saudis to Reject USD for Oil Payments* Posted on September 21, 2014 Putin kicked out the Rothschild bankers from his country.*[Ahem... my Russian friend tells me the Bank of Russia is still Rothschild controlled central bank and enjoys the same immunity from prosecution from the Russian government the US Federal Reserve has in the USA... -AK ]* Putin interrupted the US Govt heroin trade supply routes out of Afghanistan. Like Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, the elite banker chambers wish to remove Putin and ... more »

Why Is China Having Measles Outbreaks When 99% Are Vaccinated?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Sayer Ji *China has one of the most vaccination compliant populations in the world. In fact, measles vaccine is mandatory. So why have they had over 700 measles outbreaks from 2009 and 2012 alone? The obvious answer is the the measles vaccines are simply NOT effective.* A recent study published in *PLoS* titled, "Difficulties in eliminating measles and controlling rubella and mumps: a cross-sectional study of a first measles and rubella vaccination and a second measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination," has brought to light the glaring ineffectiveness of two measles vaccines (meas... more »