Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Updates on blogposts

September posts at oldephartte.blogspot.ca. Note that Blogs I'm Following is often posted earlier in the day, and that this blog - with its greater number of RSS contacts - does not have the number of posts and variety of the new blog.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30 Sept - Blogs I'm Following

(The New Improved Perfectly Uneducated U.S. Employee) Who Hates the U.S. Enough To Pursue Victory Over Shadows? (The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria) How ISIS Actually Works (Boy (Holder) Gone)

Sorry, friends, that I got behind in my essay publishing due to trying to scratch a few pennies together to maintain my already meager lifestyle. Here's one I've been putting together for a few days. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ What most of the educated have to look forward to in the USA! USA! USA! (H/t to WhoWhatWhy!) Or not re-hired. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Terrific history here: "What We’d Done in Iraq Had

Syrian FM: US Approach in Arming Syrian Rebels will Create Another ISIL Once Again

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*President Barack Bullshit Obama: "They were eating the livers and hearts of dead bodies like wild cannibals, and we called them moderate rebels" hahahaha.* Title: Syrian FM: US Approach in Arming Syrian Rebels will Create Another ISIL Once Again. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: September 30, 2014. Description: Syria's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem, stated in an interview with al-Mayadeen TV, that the approach the US and its allies are continuing to take in Syria by arming terrorist groups, otherwise referred to by the Obama administration as "modera... more »

David Cameron's Conservative Party Is Drip, Drip, Dripping Away

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Historically, mainstream conservative parties always devolve into fascism John Boehner is always crying how hard it is for him to control the teabaggers and libertarians inside his own caucus. David Cameron knows just what he means-- in spades. As we mentioned in the last few weeks, two prominent Members of Parliament, Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless, quit his party, blamed him and joined the racist and fascist-oriented UKIP, which seeks to replace the Conservatives as the British party of the right. Here we are, right in the middle of the big Conservative Party conference that ki... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eye of the Wolf”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Eye of the Wolf” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuSKPD2jY0

Idiotic Soccer Fans In Morocco Cheer On The Genocidal Killers of Daesh/ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Title: Moroccan Soccer Fans Root for ISIS. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: Sept 29, 2014. Description:* A week after Algerian militants kidnapped and slaughtered a French tourist, a video has surfaced on the Internet in which Moroccan soccer fans sing pro-ISIS chants. In the video, posted on September 29, 2014, the fans of the Raja Club Athletic from Casablanca, Morocco, can be heard chanting: "ISIS! ISIS!" and "Let's go on Jihad!" How else can you explain this stupidity than by saying like attracts like? It's like NASCAR fans voting for the GOP. You can't expect anything else. ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“These two spiral galaxies make a photogenic pair, found within the boundaries of the northern constellation Draco. Contrasting in color and orientation, NGC 5965 is nearly edge-on to our line of sight and dominated by yellow hues, while bluish NGC 5963 is closer to face-on. Of course, even in this well-framed cosmic snapshot the scene is invaded by other galaxies, including small elliptical NGC 5969 at the lower left. * Click image for larger size.* Brighter, spiky stars in our own Milky Way are scattered through the foreground. Though they seem to be close and of similar size, gala... more »

"Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Life is never easy for those who dream." - Robert James Waller

Ken Derstine Comments

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
Comment about “The Unbearable Lightness of Neo-Liberal Historical Revisionism in Education” by Jim Horn Regarding this last sentence of the article: Booker T. Washington spent his life never bothering to ask that question, and it appears that Dana Goldstein’s book, which no doubt will earn the seal of approval from Bill Gates and Randi Weingarten, has charted a similar track. By Ken Derstine Apparently there is an ongoing mentoring of Ms. Goldstein by Randi Weingarten and Bill Gates. This interview from March 16, 2012 by Ms. Goldstein shows Randi Weingarten at her best, expressi... more »

Mary Oliver, "The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"* by Mary Oliver "Sometimes I grow weary of the days with all their fits and starts. I want to climb some old grey mountain, slowly, taking the rest of my life to do it, resting often, sleeping under the pines or, above them, on the unclothed rocks. I want to see how many stars are still in the sky that we have smothered for years now, forgiving it all, and peaceful, knowing the last thing there is to know. All that urgency! Not what the earth is about! How silent the trees, their poetry being of themselves only. I want to take slow steps, and think appr... more »

"Ironic, huh?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Thought is real. Physical is the illusion. Ironic, huh?” - Robin Williams, “What Dreams May Come”

Conservative blogger, Mandy Nagy (aka Liberty Chick) needs our help...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*please donate.* On September 6th, Mandy Nagy also known as Liberty Chick, had a very serious stroke. She has had surgery and as of today's update is headed to rehab. She was to start as editor of Legal Insurrection on September 8th. William Jacobson has been *keeping us updated as to her condition *via Mandy's mom. *From Legal Insurrection:* On September 6, Mandy suffered a serious stroke, and has been in the hospital ever since. The details and her progress are in my prior post, Pray for Mandy Nagy. It is hoped that Mandy will move to a rehab facility soon. The most rec... more »

"The Otters Of The Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“We are game-playing, fun-having creatures, we are the otters of the universe. We cannot die, we cannot hurt ourselves any more than illusions on the screen can be hurt. But we can believe we’re hurt, in whatever agonizing detail we want. We can believe we’re victims, killed and killing, shuddered around by good luck and bad luck.” “Many lifetimes?” I asked. “How many movies have you seen?” “Oh.” “Films about living on this planet, about living on other planets; anything that’s got space and time is all movie and all illusion,” he said. “But for a while we can learn a huge amount and... more »

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Rosetta UFO

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Munich, Bayern, Germany. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"* by Chet Raymo "'The Anecdote of the Jar' by Wallace Stevens: "I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. The jar was round upon the ground And tall and of a port in air. It took dominion every where. The jar was gray and bare. It did not give of bird or bush, Like nothing else in Tennessee." It is reasonable to ask, why, in a cyberspace teeming with millions of blogs, I... more »

"Don't Explain..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

"Life Transitions: The Death and Rebirth of Self"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Life Transitions: The Death and Rebirth of Self"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Sometimes a part of us must die before another part can come to life. Sometimes a part of us must die before another part can come to life. Even though this is a natural and necessary part of our growth, it is often painful or, if we don’t realize what’s happening, confusing and disorienting. In fact, confusion and disorientation are often the messengers that tell us a shift is taking place within us. These shifts happen throughout the lives of all humans, as we move from infancy to childhood to ado... more »

Mickey One

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Mickey One Trailer

Al-Moallem of Syria

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Syrian Arab Republic, SYRIAN – steeped in history for seven thousand years. ARAB – proud of its steadfast pan-Arab heritage despite the deliberate acts of aggression of supposed brotherly Arabs. REPUBLIC – a civil state that some, sitting in this room, have tried to return to medieval times. Never have I been in a more difficult position; my delegation and I carry the weight of three years of hardship endured by my fellow countrymen – the blood of our martyrs, the tears of our bereaved, the anguish of families waiting for news of a loved on... more »

Urban Gadabout:The schedule for OHNY Weekend (Oct. 11-12) is out today, and registration begins tomorrow!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*"Overview" from the Open House New York website*: *"For two days every October, OHNY Weekend unlocks the doors to New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historic to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances and other special events taking place over the course of the Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of ... more »

Here Are 6 Reasons On Why One Soldier Was Happy That He Went To War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Photo courtesy of the Marines *Why ’6 Reasons I’m Happier Because I Went To War’ Went Viral -- Washington Post* It’s counter-intuitive: Why would combat veterans who risk their lives repeatedly, experience gruesome events and witness their fellow service members die be happy that they went to war? And yet that’s exactly what Marine veteran John Walters reflects on in a new post on LinkedIn that has gone viral. Tens of thousands of readers have shared the piece, titled “6 Reasons I’m Happier Because I Went to War.” Many of them say they also served in the military and relate to wha... more »

The (Agent) Orange Revolution

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
NATO Puppet President of Ukraine, Yushenko, who was brought to power in a stolen election in 2004 (the "Orange Revolution") was "poisoned" and nearly died, the night after he dined with the head of Ukrainan intelligence. Putin was instantly blamed - not that there weren't 60 million OTHER Russians who didn't wish him dead. He was rushed to Austria, where it was pronounced that he was suffering from Dioxin poisoning - specifically TCDD. TCDD is Agent Orange. And the Soviet Union did not use it. The CIA have a sense of humour.

White House- Kill Syrian/Iraqi Civilians- Exemption for airstrikes

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
Well, isn't Obama a real peacemaker, humanity saver, democracy bringer and freedom lover? NOT! I am being completely facetious. Read on- White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths Not that the US was ever very careful when it came to civilians deaths however they at least talked as if they cared. Even that pretense will not apply for Syria and Iraq *The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations... more »

An Analysis On The Many Missteps In Assessing The ISIS Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Many Missteps In Assessment of ISIS Threat -- Peter Baker and Eric Schmittsept, NYT* WASHINGTON — By late last year, classified American intelligence reports painted an increasingly ominous picture of a growing threat from Sunni extremists in Syria, according to senior intelligence and military officials. Just as worrisome, they said, were reports of deteriorating readiness and morale among troops next door in Iraq. But the reports, they said, generated little attention in a White House consumed with multiple brush fires and reluctant to be drawn back into Iraq. “Some of us were... more »

It's election time! Watch as Cameron cosies up to the NHS

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 6 hours ago
SOURCE GUARDIAN: GP access seven days a week by 2020 ‘guaranteed’ under Tories – Cameron Access to a GP seven days a week by 2020 would be guaranteed under a Tory government, David Cameron will announce on Tuesday, backing the measure with a £100m fund. Labour has made a separate commitment to guarantee GP access within 48 hours. The prime minister’s announcement is designed to give a

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Is Obama Passing The Buck On Underestimating Islamic State? -- Peter Grier, CSM* Some don't like how President Obama handled a question about the Islamic State during a '60 Minutes' interview. Some think he threw his Director of National Intelligence under a bus. Washington — Is President Obama blaming everyone but himself for missing the danger posed by the Islamic State (IS), allowing it to grab a big slice of territory in Syria and Iraq? That’s what critics are claiming Monday in the wake of Mr. Obama’s appearance on CBS's “60 Minutes” Sunday night. Here’s the underpinning o... more »

Down load Sbut mcusic

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Its shti

Truth always moves on

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
That is so Tom Clancy, I think of my cock the same way. My tip has mcspooged in an uneventiful way to date. My only hope is that some of those swimmers link up with a great hope. Allen I know that you are Jewish complete disclours here is nesseary this Jew is not manipulating my mind. Okay he has done all this hockey stuff and used his advanced degrees to be accurate other than that we should expect the holocust Thats were i ream far from the disbelief ya man that happened\ fuck you fuck you fuck you that do not relie this is the truth, The holocuat was just sideshwow in the current ... more »

Did Russia Threaten To Retaliate Against The U.S. Military If They Should Bomb Assad's Forces In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
MIG-29 fighters. © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Rodionov *Russia Threatens To Retaliate Against U.S. Military -- WND* Warns airspace over Syria under protection of Moscow TEL AVIV – Russia has delivered a behind-the-scenes threat to retaliate if airstrikes carried out by the U.S. or its allies target the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Middle Eastern security officials told WND. The security officials said Russia complained Sunday in quiet talks with United Nations representatives that the Obama administration’s current aerial campaign against Islamic State fighters in Syria ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Hong Kong Protests: Water, food, masks & medical supplies materialize

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*BBC* "Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been receiving donations of food, water, masks and other medical supplies as they continue their demonstration that has brought large parts of the territory to a standstill" "The supplies have been set out in an exceptionally organised way. There are even buckets with water-soaked paper towels in them, in case the authorities start to use tear gas and pepper spray again." That's the entire BBC article- Those two quoted paragraphs From who or where are these donations originating? It's not mentioned. All those goods cost money? Wasn'... more »

Did The Democrats Learn Anything From The Alex Sink Disaster In Florida?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Alex Sink may have been a mediocre candidate but Republican David Jolly wasn't any better. And Sink had the advantage of running in a blue-leaning district that Obama won against McCain in 2008 and against Romney in 2012… and that Bill Nelson won against Connie Mack in the 2012 Senate race. On top of that, Sink spent way more money-- $3,195,638 to his $1,616,137. Outside allies spent heavily on both sides-- the DCCC put in $2,234,959, the biggest single outside expenditure of the campaign, Pelosi's House Majority PAC put in another $988,769, and EMILY's List spent $177,869. The mo... more »

Speaking from the reality of flames

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Kurts message was way more complex than than that and one of his daughters was married to Jerry Rivers. You know him as Heraolo Rivara. Yep the Fox asshole. You could see in his eyes he was sad about that. Kurts message was essentially why the fuck as a species do we want to conquer the world? Pinky and the Brain hopefully taught our UTES its an enterprise doomed to failure or worse. All the great people, will you be one. I thought I was then I got realized. This was fortunate me for me because I could have run my clown circuses railway a long way if I had not quit. Yes Allen I quit... more »

Horrible Histories, A BBC patriot and Evan Davis

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Just a few random thoughts tonight, as I seem to be capable of little else today. (It's been a bad day. Please don't take my picture)..... Let me start by saying that I've rarely watched *Horrible Histories*, the popular CBBC history programme, but I have listened to/read a number of interviews with its guiding spirit - children's author Terry Deary, so that makes me an expert. Mr Deary is a self-declared "anarchist" who regards school as a "waste of time" and openly rejoices in being able to plant "subversive" and "radical" messages in children's minds and, by the sounds of it, CB... more »

Documentary: Militarization of Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Three Global Network leaders interviewed in the award-winning documentary film about the militarization of space.

The RAF Does Not have The Means To Sustain An Air Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Photo: Heathcliff O'Malley/The Telegraph *The RAF Is Too Run-Down For The Campaign Against Islamic State -- Con Coughlin, The Telegraph* Britain had 30 combat squadrons at the start of the 1991 war in Iraq – today it has only seven. So here we go again: we’re counting the RAF Tornado GR4 warplanes as they take off from Cyprus to attack Islamic fighters in Iraq; and then we’re counting them safely back to base. Only this time, our main interest is focused not so much on the number of warplanes flying back from their combat missions, but whether any of them have actually managed to ... more »

Just so glad to be alive

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Thinkaboot it. Be glad to be alive and healthy I live in Canada but there are so may places I would not like to vist they do not feel fully the same way. This was my soft app arch kill the Muslims extremists my friends or you will be the last pig on a pig roast,.

Facebook: "What You Don't Care About (But Damn Well Should)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"What You Don't Care About (But Damn Well Should)"* by Karl Denninger "Damn you're either ignorant or stupid. After reading this article you can no longer claim ignorance, and whether or not Faceburgler still has a customer base remaining after this piece of information goes into that vacuum between your ears that should have a decent amount of density will tell me whether or not you're collectively stupid! SAN FRANCISCO — "Facebook built itself into the No. 2 digital advertising platform in the world by analyzing the vast amount of data it had on each of its 1.3 billion users to... more »

“The Trouble with Wealth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The Trouble with Wealth”* by Bill Bonner “We have been writing a series titled "Homage to Poverty." Our mission was not to encourage readers to give away their worldly goods and wander the globe, depending on the kindness and alms of strangers. We are just trying to put wealth in perspective. We wanted readers to know what they were getting into. We've already addressed two of the three most important questions in life: What do you do? And where do you do it? Does having money help you do what you want? Sometimes. Other times, it just gets in the way. Does it help you live wher... more »

One Graph Shows The Rise In U.S.-Led Airstrikes In Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Rise In U.S.-Led Airstrikes In Iraq And Syria, In One Graphic -- Washington Post* As outlined a short time ago on Checkpoint, the cost of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State is likely closing in on $1 billion, and could rise at a cost of between $200 million and $320 million per month as it continues. This graphic was produced by colleagues at The Washington Post with information released by U.S. Central Command and compiled in this spreadsheet I posted on Google Docs. It shows that the pace of U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have increased rapidly, es... more »

Supplemental: Rachel eliminates all Hispanics!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014Trust her—it's for a good cause:* In this morning’s New York Times, Joe Nocera writes an actual column. In this column, he criticizes major aspects of Eric Holder's tenure. In our view, Nocera has been a big disappointment since joining the op-ed page. He wastes enormous amounts of time writing about various aspects of college athletics, a rather marginal set of concerns as the nation disintegrates. In today’s column, he wrote about a serious topic in his general field, the world of business and economics. Last Thursday, Rachel Maddow also scanned, or... more »

Harper lost in Space

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Canada a country which many or most patriotic Canadians would proudly admit stands for nothing but good wishes Our current Tea Party goverment elected in the medieval first past the post election has lost its head with the latest space related visa denials that make ones brain scream with dread at the absolute of terminal six gravity stupidity. Canada was privileged to host such a prestigious future building event and we should be proud to host the esteemed international astronautical symposium Space is thankfully in our history a mostly non political place All nation depend upon R... more »

"Fear..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

Keep Space for Peace Week Actions List

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
*October 4-11, 2014* * Keep Space for Peace Week* *International Week of Protest to* Stop the Militarization of Space *Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing* *No Missile Defense* *No to NATO * *End Corporate Domination of Foreign/Military Policy* *Convert the Military Industrial Complex* *Deal with climate change and global poverty* - *Aberporth, West Wales* (Sept 21) CND Cymru has a demonstration at the drones testing centre totally in the spirit of Keep Space for Peace Week. heddwch@cndcymru.org - *Andover, Massachusetts* (Oct 9) Vigil in front of Raytheon, 350 ... more »

The Business Model

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Capitalism, the business model, has occupied most of our minds and souls. Many of our global communities, once oriented toward cooperation, have been reduced to dog-eat-dog competition that pits one against the other. Humanity is adrift in this system of selfish indulgence, greed, careless consumption and militarism. How do we regain our way on this beautiful but challenged spinning satellite in space? One suggestion is that we begin to define the problem, recognize the scale of our own mental colonization, and begin the lifelong process of taking back our minds, our dignity, ... more »

Quotes of the day: On economics as prophylactic

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
*“Economics is primarily useful, both to the student and to the political leader, as a prophylactic against popular fallacies.”* - Henry Calvert Simons, *The Simons’ Syllabus,* ed. Gordon Tullock *“Not because he knows so much, but because he knows how much he would have to know in order to interfere successfully, and because he knows that he will never know all the relevant circumstances, it would seem that the economist should refrain from recommending isolated acts of interference even in conditions in which the theory tells him that they may sometimes be beneficial.... more »

“25 Life Lessons By An Old Greek Shepherd”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“25 Life Lessons By An Old Greek Shepherd”* by George Giotis, Greece by Greeks *“The road to the destination is never straight.* To reach out to the winter shelter someone must take a lot of turns, travel along rough roads, suffer losses. You have to make sure that you always take food supplies with you. *Leave the past behind.* If a wolf eats your goat, you can't do anything about it. Just make sure that next time you will be more careful. *Don't live just for saving money and don't be stingy.* Don't postpone the tasting of joy for future times. Do it now, while you are still ... more »

American-Led Coalition Nearly Bombed U.S. Allies In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Khalil Ashawi/Reuters *Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed In Syrian Airstrikes -- Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please co... more »

The Realist Report - Robert Ransdell

John Friend at The Realist Report - 10 hours ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined by *Robert Ransdell*, a write-in candidate for Senate in the state of Kentucky. Robert and I will be discussing his background, his campaign, and why, as his campaign slogan states, with Jews, we lose. You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *The White Guard - We Have Your Back!* - *Jewish newspaper surprisingly publishes views of "anti-Semitic" Senatorial candidate* - John Friend - *Alternative Right's Colin Liddell Attacks Andrew Anglin for Defending Robert Ransd... more »

All Pueblo Council of Governors opposes Escalade development in Grand Canyon

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Save the Confluence photo Hopi and Pueblo cite Escalade Project as threat to religious freedom By Brenda Norrell Censored News ALBUQUERQUE -- The All Pueblo Council of Governors voted to oppose the Grand Canyon Escalade project on sacred land near where the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers converge. The Pueblo Council joined Hopis when the Council passed the resolution opposing the

How to Do Good Research

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
I'll give you a perfect example, fully documented, from the Martin Luther King case (with quotes and references) : *Dr. William F. Pepper *is an absolutely unimpeachable source on the King case - he was a personal friend of Martin Luther King, and has spent 40 years (on and off) involved with the investigation of his death - he has written not one but three books on the case, and argued the case TWICE before a Jury, once in a mock TV trial, once in a Civil Trial (*King Family vs. Jowers et al., 1999*), where he proved before a jury that the US Government killed Martin Luther ... more »

Speech Of Pure Evil: Criminal Israeli Prime Minister Speaks In Front Of The UN General Assemby, September 29th, 2014 - My Analysis

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
I just spent the last while listening to the criminal Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Miliekowsky, give his speech to the UN General Assembly from last night and what I heard was absolutely nothing but complete lies... This WAR CRIMINAL has the gall to try to defend what his horrific little shitty nation did to the people of Gaza, while at the same time try to vilify BOTH Syria as well as Iran... Pathetic is putting it mildly... As with previous speeches over the last while, I want to present the entire transcript of what this monster actually said to the United Nations General Ass... more »

CreateNeedlessProblems

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
CreateSpace 4900 LaCross Road North Charleston, SC 29406 To whom this may concern: My name is Robert Crawford. My member ID is 679626 and this pertains to my project, *Tatterdemalion*, ID# 4633360. I've been publishing with CS for at least four to five years and occasionally I’ve had problems manufactured for me, usually by your onsite review team. I say "manufactured" because I've had them reject my galley proofs for the most ridiculous of reasons. Now, when I proof a novel, I do it both on disk and physically in the galley proof I get from South Carolina as a backup... more »

Enough is enough

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
Wallace v. Crate's Marine Sales Ltd., 2014 ONCA 671: There comes a time, in short, when enough is enough, and the civil justice system will no longer tolerate inordinate and inexplicable delay. A court may then eject the action as an exercise of its inherent jurisdiction, whether or not the relevant rules expressly mandate it. This is such an action.

U.S. Airstrikes Against The Islamic State Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*U.S. Strikes Help Iraq Kurds, Army Advances Against Islamic State -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south. An Iraqi Kurdish political source said Kurdish peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing with Syria in a battle that began before dawn. "It's the most important strategic point for crossing. Once that's taken it's going to... more »

Supplemental: Do you believe this story or claim?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014Daisy Hernandez edition:* In our view, that Oxford conference on procrastination was a genuine pip. It’s also something to be truly angry about; we’ll likely return to that foppish event before the week is done. For today, let’s consider the most intriguing thing we read this unusual weekend. We refer to this lengthy post by Daisy Hernandez at the new Salon. Basically, it’s an edited version of one of the later chapters in A Cup of Tea Under My Bed, Hernandez’s new short book. Hernandez is a 39-year-old writer. In the edited version of her chapter, sh... more »

Steps - Stomp

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
Freshers' flu, what a drag. But I suppose it was bound to happen. Cooped up on poorly ventilated buses with scores of choking, sneezing youngsters. Having enthusiastic students bound up to you in the first week declaring that they too have fallen foul of this autumnal menace. And lo, so it was that your humble scribe has been sat on the sofa with a hot water bottle, a blanket, and Tory party conference for company. Yes, I'm begging my antibodies to kick this blight into touch. No one should have to sit through Boris Johnson's oh so funny gags. As such there's no proper post this eve... more »

8 Creepy Reads for October

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
It is that time of year again. The time when my husband begs me to read Dracula with him. We read A Christmas Carol in December and Dracula in October. It is fun to read a book at the same time and talk about things we love and hated. Dracula is not nearly as creepy as I always imagined it being from the movies I have seen, but it is a fantastic thriller and a perfect October read. Here are some of my favorites to read during the spookiest of months. *Dracula* by Bram Stoker Perhaps the original haunted thriller, Dracula is still as good today as it was when it was written in 1... more »

Party On

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
How does an oligarchy solve a problem like the class war? They sweep it under the rug, that's what they do. With the help of their corporate media stenographers, the ruling class has conveniently clumped their American serfs into ideological hovels attached to one of two fiefdoms: Democratic or Republican. Better to swear fealty to a political tribe and expend your energy on hating the other side, than self-identify as poor and oppressed and turn against the overseers. The latest iteration of the Divide and Conquer method, successfully used by aristocrats to maintain control of the ... more »

Warning To Democratic Candidates: The GOP Is Doctoring Your Wikipedia Pages

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
You can contribute to Mike Olbermueller's campaign here America Rising LLC-funded America Rising PAC, a right-wing front group for the Republican Party, is pretty much acknowledged to be one of the shadiest political operations in the country, the bottom of the barrel for the anti-American right. The cover up their donors-- although the Koch brothers are known to be funneling huge sums into their operations-- but cross referencing contributions from some GOP groups show that they are being partially financed by the House Republicans' Young Guns, the NRCC, the NRSC, Karl Rove's Cro... more »

Will Turkey Enter Into The War Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Turkey Prepares For Bigger Role In Fight Against Islamic State -- The Guardian* *Direct Turkish military engagement and the creation of a buffer zone could serve to curb growing Kurdish self-rule aspirations* After months of hanging back amid angry accusations of collusion, Turkey is gearing up for a bigger role in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) that could include sending Turkish ground troops across the border into Syria and Iraq. But counter-terrorism aside, Turkey’s leaders have another, less altruistic motive for getting involved: preventing independent-minded Syrian... more »

Justin Trudeau's stand on decriminalizing still a work in progress

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 13 hours ago
While I keep my distance from politics, I've somehow ended up on the federal Liberal email list and have been receiving messages urging me to donate to Justin Trudeau and seeking my thoughts. With the heartbreak of Bill C-36 and the further criminalizing of sex work hanging over me, I seized the opportunity to respond to one of the messages to feel out Trudeau's position on decriminalization. Here is our exchange so far. My response to the Liberals' email asking for my thoughts: *I would like to see Justin Trudeau come out with a clear statement around decriminalizing the work ... more »

Along with Turkish tanks come Troops (and others) How about a false flag to kick off the no fly zone?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Turkey boosts troop levels on Syrian border* Turkey bolstered security on its border with Syria on Tuesday,* sending hundreds of soldiers and tanks (*nothing to do with the flow of refugees) *The Turkish troops join other forces, including paramilitary units, along the border.* *Including paramilitary units along the border*- As I mentioned yesterday... *I suspect that the tanks will support all the fighters that are entering from the hill tops of Turkey, overlooking Syria. Ya know the ones the mainstream media lies about? The "spectators" baloney* 35 (or more) Turkish tanks li... more »

Declaring Demilitarized Islands of Peace

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Peace for the Sea Korean Committee news conference on Jeju Island

Oct. 4 Second Line for Herman and Albert

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 13 hours ago
Join us on October 4th for a press conference, followed by a Second Line and gathering with performances and speakers as we commemorate the one-year anniversary of Herman Wallace’s transition and remember the remaining incarcerated member of the Angola 3, Albert Woodfox. The event begins at 1pm, with the press conference & Second Line starting at Tremé Center, 900 N Villere St, New Orleans, LA 70116. It ends at Community Garden 1651 N. Robertson St. to unveil the Solitary Garden Project, performers and refreshments.

METRO EVENT | The Rag Blog : Mike Davis on ‘Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 13 hours ago
Noted author and urban theorist Mike Davis will present ‘A California perspective on Texas-as-the-future’ on Thursday, October 30, in Austin. Event: The Rag Blog presents scholar/author Mike Davis Subject: “A California perspective on Texas-as-the-future” When: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 7-9 p.m. … finish reading *METRO EVENT* | The Rag Blog : Mike Davis on ‘Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster’

Heavy Fighting Reported Between ISIS And Kurdish Forces In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Islamic State Crisis: Heavy Fighting On Iraq-Syria Border -- BBC* *Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.* Iraqi Kurdish troops are said to have recaptured the town of Rabia, but suffered heavy casualties. Meanwhile, IS fighters have been trying to dislodge Syrian Kurdish forces on the other side of the border. It comes amid continuing air strikes by a US-led coalition on IS targets both in Syria and Iraq. Also on Tuesday, a series of deadly bomb attacks were reported in... more »

Iraq's Kurdish Militia Launches A Major Miltiary Assault On Islamic State Positions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Kurdish Militia Launches Offensive Against IS In Northern Iraq: Reports -- RIA Novosti* MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti) - Kurdish Peshmerga troops have launched a large-scale offensive against the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Iraq on Tuesday. Kurdish forces are carrying out attacks on three principal fronts: north of the city of Mosul, seized by rebels, south of Kirkuk oil fields and on the border crossing town of Rabia between Iraq and Syria, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported, citing senior Kurdish officers. The source also said the Peshmerga are trying to disl... more »

THE HOUSES OF NANTUCKET COUNTY: Chris Matthews always loved Al Gore!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014Part 4—Until he suddenly didn’t:* In fairness, you can’t blame Jack Welch for some of Chris Matthews’ conduct. Welch, the conservative near-billionaire, stepped down as head of General Electric in 2001. At that point, he stopped being the corporate owner of NBC News. He stopped being Chris Matthews’ boss. For all previous posts in this award-winning series, click here. Out on Nantucket, the NBC crowd continued to summer in The Houses of Nantucket County. According to the Washington Monthly’s Sallie Brady, Welch was “still a power magnet” among the isla... more »

Unrest In Hong Kong -- News Updates September 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Hong Kong Protests: CY Leung Urges Crowds To Leave -- BBC* Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign "immediately", as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill. Tens of thousands of people have been blocking streets in several areas. The protesters want Beijing to give Hong Kong a free vote for its next leader, something Beijing has rejected. Occupy Central has called on Mr Leung to meet protesters in person on Tuesday night. During a news conference, the pro-democracy group also said it would open "humanitar... more »

12 escenarios naturales como playas, ríos, bosques, montañas, lagos y árboles verdes. - Fondos para enchular tu pc

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 14 hours ago
Con esta bonita colección de paisajes naturales, damos la bienvenida al mes de OCTUBRE. Un mes hermoso en el cual se puede advertir claramente la transición entre el verano y el Otoño. Ya empiezan esos días fascinantes donde las hojas de los árboles cambian de color sumergiéndose en matices de colores mágicos mientras el viento suave recorre tu rostro. Son momentos efímeros llenos de amor, nostalgia, color y recuerdos... ¡Bienvenido Octubre! El mes de la Bonanza.

World News Briefs -- September 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Hong Kong's Leader To Protesters: China Won't Back Down -- CNN* Hong Kong (CNN) -- As dusk fell on Hong Kong Tuesday evening, the mass of protesters packing the streets grew by the minute. CNN's Ivan Watson stood in the middle of the demonstration. "The crowd is swelling as it did last night as sunset approaches and as both sides in this dispute appear to be digging in their heels and unwilling to find a compromise," he reported. Though China has said it won't give into the protesters' demands for a full democracy and the right to elect its own leader, protesters camped out wear... more »

All Obamacared Up and No Place To Go

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
This is a feature, not a bug: *Enrollment in Medicaid is surging as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration and state officials have done little to ensure that new beneficiaries have access to doctors after they get their Medicaid cards, federal investigators say in a new report.* *The report, to be issued this week by the inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services, says state standards for access to care vary widely and are rarely enforced. As a result, it says, Medicaid patients often find that they must wait for months or travel lon... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*Fascism Is Efficient, Says Andres Duany, Leading Proponent of “Sustainable Development”* *At last a Greenie admits where he is coming from. Fascism is of course NOT efficient, but it does suit those who want to control others* It goes by many names: “sustainable development,” “smart growth,” “transit-oriented development,” to name a few. But development projects built under the banner of “sustainability” share the same elements: high-density residential housing and high-intensity commercial space (so-called mixed use) clustered near capital-intensive mass transit lines surrounded... more »

Protester “chipmunks” obstruct work at Utah tar sands mine; 5 arrested

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Protester “chipmunks” obstruct work at Utah tar sands mine; 5 arrested Posted on September 30, 2014 by Utah Tar Sands Resistance A masked person gives a double thumbs up in front of stopped machine. (hi res) Press Contact:Raphael Cordray801-554-0171 Sept. 30, 2014 | For Immediate Release PR SPRINGS, Utah–Protesters again stopped work at the construction site of the first tar sands

Goldman Sachs: Something to think about...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*you're not paranoid if they really are out to get you.* And you say, “No. How is that possible? How can that be? How can Goldman Sachs be running at 545 times leverage relative to its assets?” *And the answer is, because Goldman Sachs and the United States government are, for all intents and purposes, the SAME. FISCAL. ENTITY.* And if anybody has any explanation other than that, I would love to hear it. And again, I would just encourage you to look at the people who are populating the United States government, the bureaucracy, the federal reserve banks. And look at their CVs... more »

Reluctant Partners The Kurds And Iraq’s New Government

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
When Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s new government was confirmed by parliament in the middle of September 2014 the Kurds were reluctant partners. They showed up late to the session and were disappointed that the new premier did not give them any concessions beforehand. They ended up issuing him a 90-day deadline to meet their demands over things like the budget and the disputed territories. This was despite the fact that they were dealing from a position of weakness as Abadi did not need their votes to put together a new coalition. Still, Abadi has entertained their position becaus... more »

Comments on Naomi Klein's New Book

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
A clip from comments on Naomi Klein's new book at Nation of Change: Klein starts with a blunt statement of the problem: “[O]ur economic system and our planetary system are now at war. Or, more accurately, our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life.” (21) Human survival requires a new economics, which explains why climate-change denial is strongest among conservatives. Klein points out that while deniers are wrong about science, “the right is right” when it says that climate change demands a full frontal assault on free-market ideology. The minimizer... more »

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this U.S. Air Force handout photo taken early in the morning of September 23, 2014. (Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew) *Cost Of U.S. Campaign Against The Islamic State Likely Closing In On $1 Billion -- Washington Post* The United States has likely spent between $780 million and $930 million in its military campaign against the Islamic State militant group so far, and it will likely cost between $200 million and $320 million per month going forward if conducted ... more »

U.S. - Afghan Security Agreement Signed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (2nd L) stands next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (L) and two deputy officials as he takes the oath during the inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 29, 2014. [Photo: Xinhua] *US And Afghanistan Sign Security Deal -- The Guardian* *Pact allows 10,000 American troops to remain in the country and raises hopes for improved US-Afghan relations* Afghanistan and the US have signed a long-delayed agreement to allow international forces to stay in the country beyond 2014. In a low-key ceremony at the p... more »

We Need to Change

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Peter Woodruff and Regis Tremblay went down to NYC on Sunday, September 21st for the People's Climate March. This is a 52:33 minute video/commentary on this historic march.

I've "found" a new aide for Paul Calandra

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
If he wants one that is. I don't know what his staffing situation is. (I suspect, that given Calandra's propensity to lie and cheat, his staff turnover must be horrendous though.) Anyway, it seems as if this guy David Aryan charged a number of foreigners $25,000 for the privilege of coming to work a low-income job in Canada, but the jobs didn't exist (and neither did the employer). Aryan even made these people pay their way over here for this privilege. Aryan can't pretend innocence in this matter, because the employer had ceased to exist months before the harper government approved... more »

EFN 41: Program of Conference 2014, Hong Kong

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 16 hours ago
Friends and readers, may I invite you to attend the Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia Conference 2014 this coming 6-7 November 2014, at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong Hotel, Hong Kong. The theme of the conference will be “Liberalism: Promoting Growth, Reducing Inequality”. The event is jointly sponsored by the Lion Rock Institute (LRI), EFN Asia, and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). Here is the Conference Programme as of this week. There could be minor changes in the list of speakers and facilitators in the coming weeks as people confirm or change their participati... more »

Remember Odessa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
This video seems to very convincingly positively identify a man brutally beating people who were lying prostrate who had just fallen 3 stories out of a burning building during the Odessa massacre. It has English subtitles. Its important because this massacre was a major flash point and became a catalyst for the entire Ukraine conflict, galvanizing public opinion in East Ukraine and Russia, horrified by what had happened. On May 2 there was a grisly massacre in Odessa when more than 40 pro-Russian demonstrators were burned alive in a building after being set upon by pro-Ukrainian ... more »

Four To Go

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://lynnlipinski.me/ As Lawrence Martin sees it, there are four scenarios in Stephen Harper's future. The first is to hold an election at the prescribed date, set in place by a law he passed: The thinking here is that he needs the time to make up ground on the leading Liberals. Also, he doesn’t want to risk alienating voters by changing the set October date. The timing of the Duffy trial, slated to run from April to June, is troublesome, but it’s better than being seen as forcing an early election to avoid it. The image of... more »

Who Will Control The Senate? Will It Be Destructive Conservatives Working For The One Percent?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Always the fount of Beltway conventional wisdom, the *Washington Post*'s Fix headline parroted exactly the messaging the DSCC and NRCC want to push: These five races will decide control of the Senate. And the conventional wisdom hive-mind comes up with… Alaska (Begich vs Sullivan), Colorado (Udall vs Gardner), Iowa (Braley vs Ernst), North Carolina (Hagan vs Tillis) and Kansas (Roberts vs Orman). Like most of the *Post*'s election coverage-- other than Greg Sargent's worthwhile insights-- its another droll, worthless horserace regurgitation. Progressives, like the people who read ... more »

REPORT: President Obama Has Skipped Nearly 60% Of His Daily Intelligence Briefings Since Becoming President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Report: Obama Has Missed Over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings -- Daily Caller* A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60... more »

Some American Allies In Syria Are Against The U.S. Bombing Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Al Qaeda Makes A Play For The U.S. Allies The War Against ISIS Depends On -- Jacon Siegel, Daily Beast* In Syria, the al Qaeda branch is wooing America’s proxies—and some of those proxies just hate the new U.S. bombing campaign. Al Qaeda’s leader in Syria reemerged online Sunday with his first official statement in eight months. In the wake of ongoing U.S.-led airstrikes, his threats to attack Western civilians in retaliation for American attacks in Syria were ominous but predictable. Aside from threatening the West, the message was clearly aimed at gaining support from Syrian re... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*UK: Music to their ears! Primary pupils to study ten classical pieces by composers including Beethoven and Handel to counter fears they are missing out on the arts * Ten pieces of classical music have been chosen for all primary school children to study, under a new initiative. The BBC has unveiled the works, which include those by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Handel, so more pupils will experience classical music. The project, called Ten Pieces, is being launched through a film that will then be used in lessons. A total of 150 arts organisations have signed up to the scheme and wi... more »

Professor Brandy Britton Ph.D

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*The House With The Lights On* *It was a neighborhood just like yours, where children rode scooters in the cul-de-sac. And where men circled at night, looking for . . .* By Darragh Johnson Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, May 21, 2006 Brandy Britton is on the floor kissing Penelope, her potbelly pig. Penelope isn't happy. She grunts, loudly, on the bare mattress in her upstairs bedroom. Britton nuzzles her ear. "You're a bad, bossy girl," she purrs and kisses the pig's snout. Penelope rolls on her side. With a set of red, square fingernails, Britton tickles the pig's belly. "... more »

Devastation of mining and war silenced at Indigenous World Conference

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
Devastation of mining and war censored, Pacific Islanders withdraw support for Indigenous World Conference Protest in Toronto of Hudbay mine in Guatemala By Brenda Norrell Censored News Mining is among the leading causes of murder, rape, assassinations and disappearances of Indigenous Peoples globally. However the non-profits, especially those at the United Nations, are strangely

Mystery Still Shrouds What The Pentagon's Secret Space Plane Has Been Doing For Nearly Two Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Mystery Of the Pentagon Space Plane That Has Been Circling The Planet For TWO YEARS: Experts Are Trying To Uncover Details Of Its Classified Mission -- Daily Mail* * Experts believe the X-37B is likely carrying classified sensors and satellites into space * The plane is designed similarly to the larger, retired NASA space shuttle that once performed such functions * Aircraft may have captured images of North Korea and Iran The mystery behind the mission of an space plane spotted circling the planet for nearly two years may have been unraveled by a group of devoted satellite watch... more »

Russia, France May Sign Transfer Act for Mistral Warship This Fall: Official

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]Russia and France may sign an act on transferring first French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ship to Russia in late October or early November, Igor Sevastyanov, a deputy director general of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, said Tuesday. "If France fulfills its obligations, than the transfer act will be signed in late October or early November," Sevastyanov said. Earlier on September 25, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said that the delivery of the Mistral helicopter carriers was expected as scheduled, with the first one... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation 1”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation 1” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6srtF_8cGI

Hong Kong's homogenization within China is unstoppable

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
"Pro-democratic" protests in Hong Kong continue to cause havoc in that province – and the global markets. I find most of the chaos and the attention to these protesters incomprehensible. Apparently, they are protesting the planned non-democratic character of some 2017 elections (or perhaps I should say "appointments"). Some sources say that they just want to express sympathies with the protesters in Ferguson, too. ;-) These two explanations seem very different but no one is quite sure which of them is more accurate. *I couldn't learn how to walk on such a street, let alone how to... more »

Thales welcomes Watchkeeper operations for British Army in Afghanistan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Watchkeeper UAV]The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) today announced the first operational flights in Afghanistan of Thales’s unmanned air system, Watchkeeper. Commenting on the announcement, Victor Chavez, CEO of Thales UK, said: "It is a proud moment for everyone at Thales to receive the great news that Watchkeeper is operational in Afghanistan, supporting and protecting British forces on the ground. It is an important milestone for the MOD, Thales and the wider European aerospace industry, made possible by its ground-breaking safety certification. The system embodies a number... more »

Northrop Grumman Advances Unmanned Systems Capabilities for Maritime Missions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern)]Northrop Grumman Corporation is developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense's capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing various customer challenges. Designed to operate off small-deck U.S. Navy vessels, Tern would enable greater mission capability and f... more »

Thank you!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
Thank you to everyone who helped out, I am so grateful! I love you all! Its all working out!

Russia's S-400, Pantsir air defense systems on combat duty in Southern Military District

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: S-400 Triumf]A surface to-air-missile regiment of the 4th Air and Air Defense Forces Command, Southern Military District, equipped with S-400 Triumf and Pantsir-S air defense and air missile gun systems took up combat alert duty of air defense facilities in Russia's southern Krasnodar Territory, the Southern Military District press service told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday. “In early September the S-400 Triumf systems arrived at permanent bases from the Ashuluk firing range [Astrakhan Region] where the regiment’s crews conducted the exercises firing these systems and hit high speed ... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Memories Of An Angel”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Deuter, “Memories Of An Angel” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5id6W_VnD_E

Russia's MiG hopes to sign contract with Peru on advanced MiG-35 fighter supplies

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: MiG-35 Fulcrum-F]Russia’s aircraft manufacturer RSK-MiG hopes to sign a contract with Peru on supplies of advanced MiG-35 fighter jets, the corporation’s director-general, Sergei Korotkov, said on Monday. “We hope that Peru will purchase new jets. This is our priority. Now they are working out this issue because they understand that the aircraft manufactured 20-26 years ago end the service due to service life rate," Korotkov said. He declined to specify when the contract might be signed. Korotkov said the contract would include “more than 10 jets”. Read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiades is one of the brightest and closest open clusters. Hurtling through a cosmic dust cloud a mere 400 light-years away, the Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster is well-known for its striking blue reflection nebulae. *Click image for larger size.* This remarkable wide-field (3 degree) image of the region shows the famous star cluster near the cen... more »

The Poet: David Whyte: "In the Beginning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"In the Beginning"* *․ * "Sometimes simplicity rises like a blossom of fire from the white silk of your own skin. You were there in the beginning you heard the story, you heard the merciless and tender words telling you where you had to go. Exile is never easy and the journey itself leaves a bitter taste. But then, when you heard that voice, you had to go. You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live so close to the live flame of that compassion you had to go out in the world and make it your own so you could come back with that flame in your voice, saying listen... this warmth, this u... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( September 30 , 2014 ) - US Expands Syria Strikes: Not Just a War Against ISIS Attacks Hit Four Different Provinces Today ...... US Killed Syria Civilians After Mistaking Grain Silo for ‘Jihadist Base’ Observatory: At Least 19 Civilians Killed in US Air War .... Tweets of the day !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Anti War ..... US Expands Syria Strikes: Not Just a War Against ISISAttacks Hit Four Different Provinces Today by Jason Ditz, September 29, 2014 Print This | Share This US airstrikes seem to be expanding in scope today in Syria, with four different provinces of the country hit in attacks, including areas where ISIS is virtually non-existent. President Obama has been insisting it is an oversimplification to say this war is America versus ISIS. Indeed, that’s the case, but while the president is seeking to downplay the scope of the conflict, the signs are that he’s at war with actually... more »

Canada to funnel money into upgrades to keep CF-18 fighter jets flying

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: CF-18 Hornet]The Canadian government will pay for maintenance and upgrades to extend the life of the country’s aging CF-18 fighters so they last until about 2025, sources say – a strong sign that Ottawa is far from ready to pick a new warplane. The federal government will also make the next required payment to keep alive its partnership in the Joint Strike Fighter program producing the controversial F-35 fighter-bomber, the sources say. The contribution, in the $25-million to $30-million range, means Canada will still be able to buy the plane at a slight discount if it choo... more »

Subject Revisited: Argentina's Monte Grande Explosion (2011) - Threats, Spies and UFOs?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Subject Revisited: Argentina's Monte Grande Explosion (2011) - Threats, Spies and UFOs?* [*INEXPLICATA* r*eaders may remember the perplexing explosion that ruined the residential neighborhood of Monte Grande a few years ago - an event ascribed to a "pizza oven" explosion by the authorities but involving something more sinister...a crashed test drone, or worse? -- SC*] *"There's a Deep Mystery They're Not Telling Us About"* The woman who lost her home on account of the mysterious explosion in Monte Grande spoke to 24COn three years after the fact. Beyond the mystery that enshroude... more »

"True Learning..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Place yourself among those who carry on their lives with passion, and true learning will take place, no matter how humble or exalted the setting. But no matter what path you follow, do not be ashamed of your learning. In some corner of your life, you know more about something than anyone else on earth. The true measure of your education is not what you know, but how you share what you know with others." - Kent Nerburn

Chris Floyd, "Broken Light: Work, for the Night is Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
* "Broken Light: Work, for the Night is Coming"* by Chris Floyd *"Black milk of daybreak, we drink it at evening..."* – Paul Celan, "Deathfugue" "The children were walking to school. The young people were going out to a dance. The children stepped on a booby trap planted by a soldier. The young people were shredded by the nails of a suicide bomb. They were all blown up, destroyed. One moment, the force of life animated their biological matter, their brains seethed with billions of electrical impulses, the matrix of consciousness brought the entire universe into being, within them,... more »

Russia “actively developing an unmanned sixth generation aircraft”, said former Air Force commander

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Su PAK-FA]RT news is reporting today that Russia is “actively developing an unmanned sixth generation aircraft”, according to a former Air Force commander. Unlike NATO allies who will use American F-35 5Gs, “self-sufficiency is an absolute must for Russia”, said the commander, “so 6G evolution is inevitable.” With a fifth generation PAK-FA heavy attack jet already developed and planned to enter service in 2016, Russian aviation is also “looking ahead to the future of air combat, conducting research and development for aircraft that can dominate airspace by the mid-21st cent... more »

"The Fleeting Happiness of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"The Fleeting Happiness of Life"* By Jocelyn Soriano "The truth is, there is no one place, however we may envy it, which would be indisputably good for us to occupy; much less for us to remain in. The zest of life, like the pleasure which we receive from a work of art, or from nature, comes from undulations –from inequalities; not from any monotony, even though it be the monotony of seeming perfection. The beauty of the landscape depends upon contrasts, and would be lost in one common surface of splendor. The grandeur of the waves is in the deep hollows, as well as the culminatin... more »

"The Hound In The Kennel"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"The Hound In The Kennel"* by John James "In my experience most of us take whatever frightens us or makes us uncomfortable and push it out of sight. This puts it into the unconscious. It does not disappear, but just lies in waiting like a faithful hound until let out. Meanwhile the conscious part can go on living as if nothing had happened. But as Carl Jung pointed out so perspicaciously, the hound keeps howling from the depth and thereby influences all that we do. So we can’t go on as before. We may try to carry on as always, but in truth everything we do is influenced by the un... more »

Dispatch from Ferguson: “They’re going to burn the city down”

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 18 hours ago
The unrest is beginning again in Ferguson, Missouri - not that it ever really ended. Following up the shooting of a police officer on Saturday night there were eight people arrested Monday for allegedly throwing rocks and bottles at cops in a protest outside the police station. Despite what should have been a cooling off period after last month's protests/riots over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the tension remains and could explode into violence at any time. It is being predicted that the entire thing could blow if the grand jury investigating the shooting... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Legend Of The Thorn Bird"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above its own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the price of great pain… or so sa... more »

"Do You Find it Difficult to Trust Others?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Do You Find it Difficult to Trust Others?"* by Jonathan "Are you naturally trusting, or do you tend to be suspicious of other people’s motives? Have you ever been taken advantage of by someone you trusted? Do you feel that trusting others is naive? Sadly, there is no shortage of people in this world who will try to take advantage of you. How many weird emails do you get telling you that you have won a lottery, or there’s a question about your item on ebay, or that you are the beneficiary of millions of dollars from overseas someplace? What do all these messages have in common? So... more »

Mt Polley Disaster: Action on Oct 1, 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
Emergency Action Oct. 1, 2014 We are calling upon communities to join us this Wednesday, October 1, at 12 PM for an emergency province wide action in solidarity with the Klabona Keepers to shut down Imperial Metals. Drum, sing, take the streets, rally, sit in, be creative and gather with your networks to stand up against the Mt.Polley disaster and keep Imperial Metals from

Day 56: Secwepemc Blockade Imperial Metals Mine

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
Day 56: Secwepemc Blockade Imperial Metals Mine By Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp Censored News On Day 56 of the disaster we are burning. The sacred fire lit by the Secwepemc women on August 18th 2014 at the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine site has spread, is spreading. We spend the morning at the Klabona Keepers hunting blockade finalizing plans and then acting them out. It's time. After our

US Openly Approves Hong Kong Chaos it Created

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*Image: The US now openly supports chaos on the streets of Hong Kong, thisafter condemning "occupy" protests in Bangkok earlier this year. Thedifference being in Thailand, protests sought to oust a US proxy, Hong Kongprotests seek to put one into power. **September 30, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The "Occupy Central" protests in Hong Kong continue on - destabilizing the small southern Chinese island famous as an international hub for corporate-financier interests, and before that, the colonial ambitions of the British Empire. Those interests have been conspiring for years to p... more »

Khorasan Group : First there was Mothra ...

Alison at Creekside - 21 hours ago
Both Syria and Iraq have requested the US not to bomb the shit out of them over ISIS, a group posing no imminent threat to the US, so pretty much the only way Nobel Peace Prize President BamBam could justify doing so would be on the grounds of US self-defence and 3...2...1... voilà ... BamBam : “Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people.” And just like that ISIS is sidelined by the newest biggest worstest previously unknown group in the history... more »

The strangely aged "14-year old" martyr

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
' On July 13, the Gaza Ministry of Health announced the death of 14-year old Hussein Abdelkader Muheisen, who died of his wounds suffered a few days earlier. It was published in a number of Arabic sites, including Palestine Today. His death was not mentioned by PCHR. Today, Palestine Today celebrates the young man, who actually was 24 years old:' You can read more at the wonderful Elder of Ziyon http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/the-strangely-aged-14-year-old-martyr.html but not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC, according to whom the Palestinians are always tellin... more »

Glimpsed second Higgs at \(137\GeV\) OK with BLSSM, not MSSM

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Fifteen months ago, I discussed a very interesting paper by CMS that has seen a 2.73-sigma or 2.93-sigma (depending on details) excess suggesting the existence of a second CP-even neutral Higgs boson at mass \(m_{h'}=136.5\GeV\). Three months later, I mentioned some weak dilepton evidence in favor of this new particle. Today, W. Abdallah, S. Khalil, and S. Moretti released a hep-ph preprint that tests the incorporation of this hypothetical second Higgs boson into supersymmetric models: Double Higgs peak in the minimal SUSY \(B-L\) model It may be the most interesting paper on the... more »

Vietnam acquires unmanned Orbiter 2

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Orbiter UAS]Vietnam has acquired the Orbiter 2 unmanned air system (UAS) for use as an aerial forward observation asset for its artillery corps. The Orbiter 2 is manufactured by Israel's Aeronautics Defense Systems, which says using a UAS instead of a ground-based forward observation officer will provide an improved "first round on target" capability for its customer. An Orbiter 2 flying at 2,000ft can supply artillery units with the co-ordinates of "a number" of targets, it adds. Read more

$54 million added to Boeing's P-8 Posedion contract, with some work done in Jacksonville

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]The Boeing Co. will be performing an additional $8.7 million worth of work on the P-8A Posedion in Jacksonville as part of two contract modifications announced Monday. The first modification, which adds $43.3 million to a contract to provide logistics and contractor support, will be done mainly in Seattle, although 12 percent of the job will be done in Jacksonville. That modification runs through April 2017 and was contracted for by the The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland. Read more

Japan’s Largest Warship Since World War II Takes To Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
Japan’s largest warship since World War II has left for its first set of sea trials last week ahead of entering the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF)fleet next year. JS Izumo (DDH-183) departed Tokyo Bay on Sept. 23, as seen as in a video on YouTube, for the first round of what will be about six months of sea trials ahead of the ship’s commissioning next year, a JMSDF official told Jane’s Defence Weekly on Monday. The 24,000-ton helicopter carrier is the first of two planned ships. Izumo will enter the JMSDF force next year. DDH-184 will enter the fleet in 2017, accordi... more »

Troubled Russian Aircraft Carrier Kuznetsov Returns to Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Kuznetsov CV]Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Soviet-era flagship Admiral Kuznetsov, has returned to sea after going into port for maintenance at the Sevmash Shipyards near Arkhangelsk, Interfax reported Monday. The vessel, Russia's largest, is now heading out into the Barents Sea for post-repair sea trials, ensuring that the ship is in working order before resuming normal combat duties, Western Military District spokesperson Vadim Serga was quoted by Interfax as saying. In Russian naval parlance, the Kuznetsov is not a proper aircraft carrier but rather a heavy aircraft... more »

Chinese navy's missile destroyer 'Chongqing' retires

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Chongqing DDG]The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) held a decommissioning ceremony for the guided missile destroyer "Chongqing" (hull number: 133) at a naval port of the East China Sea Fleet on the morning of September 26, 2014. The "Chongqing", one of the first-generation missile destroyers made by China, was put into service in December 1983. In the past 31 years, the "Chongqing" warship has covered a voyage of more than 150,000 sea miles with a total endurance of 15,522 hours. Read more

Two Royal Navy destroyers sold to Turkish scrap merchant

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: HMS Liverpool]Two of the Royal Navy’s old class of destroyers have now been sold for scrap, The News can reveal. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Turkish company Leyal Ship Recycling to break up two of the five Type 42 destroyers currently awaiting disposal. The former HMS Manchester and Liverpool will be towed from the naval base in Portsmouth soon. Read more

Saab to overhaul Navy submarine; supply remotely operated vehicles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Gotland class SSK]Swedish company Saab is to overhaul HMS Halland, a Gotland-class submarine commissioned in 1997. The work was contracted by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration. It is worth about $17.9 million. Saab said the overhaul will include all the necessary measures to ensure the submarine's operational availability. The company will also define future needs for the ship's maintenance, which could result in additional work being contracted separately during the period. Read more

Krypton-85: Beta Decay in Our Environment

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 22 hours ago
I'm confused. Why would the EPA consider regulating Krypton-85 after trying to raise the allowable radionuclide levels for drinking water? Silverstein, Ken (2014, June 13) EPA Hits Nuclear Power With Kryptonite. Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/06/13/epa-hits-nuclear-power-with-kryptonite/ The EPA has been encouraging higher levels of radionuclides so something must be especially problematic about Krypton-85 levels or effects. I searched a bit to see how high atmospheric krypton levels might actually be. I found an interesting study from 1997: Anthony Turkevi... more »

A look inside Iranian submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
This edition of Iran takes us to the south of the country, to the Persian Gulf to present seven classes of Iranian submarines and the crew’s life under deep water. Iran has different classes of advanced home-made submarines, including Fateh, Ghadir, Qaem, Nahang, Tareq and Sina. In the first segment of the show, Gisoo Misha Ahmady travels inside one of them to see what life looks like inside these huge naval machines. Read more

China's warships perfect fit for Russian navy, says magazine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Type 054A (Jiangkai II) class FFG]The August issue of Russia's National Defense Magazine has advised the country to buy warships from China to compensate for its own weakness in shipbuilding and to strengthen Russia's power in the Asia-Pacific region. China's Type 054A frigate may be an ideal option for Russia, the report said. With debate sparked by the suspension of a French delivery of two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia, the need to bring in escort ships is all the more pressing. Even if Russia receives the two warships — the Vladivostok and the Sevasto... more »

Grizzly Bags Another Hunter

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
A grizzly is not something that you tackle lightly as this item reminds us. We do not know the story yet, but the bear likely stalked them first and then charged from cover. At that moment of recognition and adrenalin you have seconds to react correctly at best and this while instinct is taking charge as well. You need to be trained. Perhaps they had made a kill and were dressing the game. The grizzlies have figured out that a shot means that a meal is waiting and stalking is then natural behavior. Grizzly country is now becoming much more risky. *Hunter Killed by Grizzly, ... more »

Australian Man Wakes From Coma Speaking Fluent Mandarin

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Even better is that just recently i have become comfortable in the correct explanation of this rare phenomena. As i have been posting, the spirit or light body component of our existence is physical and manages our physical existence as well as been the source of our thoughts. The information density is multiple orders of magnitude greater than that of our physical component that we achieve awareness through. Yet language must be hardwired into our physical selves through a learning process. In this case physical disruption blocked use of English and the spirit chose ... more »

Textbook Theory Behind Volcanoes May be Wrong

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is important because it eliminates a very important issue. Just how consistent is the thickness of the upper crustal material. This informs us that it is very consistent well beyond expectation. That is a real surprise. Better, my expectation of a general global thickness of around one hundred miles just became way more plausible. In the meantime a lot of geology needs to be rethought. We are clearly reworking the same surface layer over and over again and none of it goes too deep. Thus all we have information on is that first one hundred miles. We thus have no...more »

The Virtue of Subtlety: A U.S. Strategy Against the Islamic State

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What we are really seeing in the Middle East is the messy collapse of the original British French dispensation that the USA inherited and sustained for the sake of stability. It could not last and it was always problematic as we are proving over and over again. Fundamentally it appears impossible to sustain federalism at all. Worse, if that is possible, is that ethnicity is a direct ride back into barbarism and all that means. A big man is naturally promoted and his whims drive the debate. Even Ataturk who got so much right had to rely on top down command and control ... more »

Evaluating Gates via His Microsoft Failure

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 23 hours ago
Billionaire Bill Gates has been buying his version of American public education for years now. His first major *reform* effort began in 2000 and involved chopping large urban high schools into smaller schools. It was his solution of choice for several years. He began to reject the “small schools” idea as The Solution in 2006 after it […]

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 23 hours ago

"Never More Frightening..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right." ~ Laurens van der Post