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Monday, June 29, 2015

29 June - Blogs I'm Following

Looking at the title of the first article, I felt an inclination to snort in derision. I started loading about 10:33pm - and finished at 11:25. That is before posting a thing. We may not get Zemanta tonight !
Later I uninstalled Vivaldi and Tomahawk. Much better.


We Live in a World Where Everything is Connected

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *If we take a closer look at what's happening around us, we will begin to understand that there are recurring patterns that show how everything in this world is connected. The post We Live in a World Where Everything is Connected appeared first on Waking Times.

The Surprising Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Few people consider this when looking for the source of anxiety and depression. The post The Surprising Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

Your ticket, your business #scalping

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
There’s been outrage –outrage! – about folk scalping their tickets for the Super 15 final. Some folk are proposing “solutions.” I say –as I’ve always said – that it’s your ticket, your business. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Can This Economy be Saved By Injecting Fiat Money Into Banks?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Phil Watt* - There are other models that mainstream economists and politicians are not taking seriously. The post Can This Economy be Saved By Injecting Fiat Money Into Banks? appeared first on Waking Times.

June 29:All the news that isn't news...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 2 hours ago
"Anti-smoking laws to cause revenue shortfall." That's the lead story for today. Well, yeah. But I suspect the Irving enterprises cause us a much, much bigger revenue shortfall than smokers do. But you'll never see that headline. Nor will you ever see the headline story that the very rich around the world have been piling up wealth since the days of Mulroney and Reagan while the rest get poorer. Jobs and wealth have been transported to the cheap labour part of the world. Of course, the cheap labour isn't getting the wealth. That stays in the pockets of our own wealthy. Sometimes, ... more »

two martians viewing a zork

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Lettuce Prey Four Whirled Peas

Eli Broad and the Clintons

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
By Ken Derstine June 28, 2015 *The Broads and the Clintons at the pre-ball dinner hosted by Eli Broad at the Inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. **Click here** (left and right) to view the full slide show from the event.* For some people, sleep seems incidental. If you’re one of them, I envy you. Bill Clinton, who I have known since he was governor of Arkansas, sticks out in my mind as someone who does exceptionally well with very little rest. While he was president, he invited me to stay at the White House. It had been a long day and I was tired, so I went to b... more »

John Oliver and Stephen Colbert push back against the craziness of right-wingers mired in some other century

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Like we pointed out yesterday, of the 34 conservative Democrats who voted with every House Republican against the Affordable Care Act, 31 were subsequently defeated or forced out of politics, many in the Great Blue Dog Apocalypse that decimated that Republican wing of the Democratic Party. Only 3 of the anti-Obamacare Democrats are still in the House-- Blue Dogs Collin Peterson (MN) and Dan Lipinksi (IL) and confused ConservaDem Stephen Lynch (MA)-- and Democrats have pretty much united around the efficacy of Obamacare as a step towards comprehensive health care in America. But t...more »

Renzi resurfaces: Censorship of Apache elders voices

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
The voices of Apache elders, including the late great Ola Cassadore Davis, were among those censored by Indian Country Today in 2004. By Brenda Norrell Censored News While I was a staff reporter at Indian Country Today, many important articles were censored during the two years before I was terminated with no cause given. One of these censored articles was an Apache protest of Arizona

Sign Our Petition: No Nukes in Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
*Petitioning NASA HQ and Congress sign here* Stop all plans to use nuclear power in space - use solar power *Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space*

Chinese Hackers Got Into The FBI's Personnel Files

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Business Insider:* *Those Chinese hackers got into FBI files too* *Hackers who infiltrated the Office of Personnel Management and stole the security-clearance information of more than 18 million federal employees reportedly breached FBI agents’ personnel files in the process, Jeff Stein of Newsweek reports.* *Some FBI employees were notified in May that their files had been accessed by hackers during the massive yearlong breach of OPM's database, an FBI source reportedly told Newsweek.* *More than 36,000 people work for the FBI, and while it remains unclear how many were affected... more »

Good on You, Alexis Tsipras (Part I) #GreeceCrisis

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*Guest post by David Stockman* Late Friday night a solid blow was struck for sound money, free markets and limited government by a most unlikely force. Namely, the hard core statist and crypto-Marxist prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, set in motion a cascade of disruption that will shake the corrupt status quo to its very foundations. And just in the nick of time, too. After 15 years of rampant money printing, falsification of financial market prices and usurpation of democratic rule, his antagonists -- the ECB, the EU superstate and the IMF -- have become a terminal thre... more »

Reminder: Economics for Real People tonight … [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
I’m afraid students are still away on their mid-year break (insert obvious jokes here about the work ethic of modern students) so no regular Thursday event for another couple of weeks, but the Auckland Uni Econ group is still gathering tonight to co-host this event. Why not get along? RECENT WRITING BY OR ABOUT CHRIS BERG: - “ *The prospect of ministerial discretion to strip citizenship without judicial review is just a tiny window into a much deeper problem. “For instance, Australian governments have vested more and more decision-making power outside Parliament ... more »

A Major U.S. Concession(s) In The Iranian Nuclear Talks?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Weekly Standard:* *The Sentence That Could Doom the Iran Deal* Here's a *news bulletin* from the Iran talks in Vienna: *US says system reached to give UN access to suspect Iran sites * *Vienna (AFP) - A system has been reached in talks between Iran and major powers towards a nuclear deal that will give the UN atomic watchdog access to all suspect sites, a senior US official said Monday.* *"The entry point isn't we must be able to get into every military site, because the United States of America wouldn't allow anybody to get into every military site, so that's not appropriate," ... more »

Occupy Oak Flat Rally Tucson June 30, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
By Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache Censored News OCCUPY OAK FLAT! Rally tomorrow in Tucson. Prayer call for all those that will participate in the annual Dzil Ncha Si An (Mountain Graham) sacred run which will end at Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) and continue to Washington, D.C. Arrival date is July 30 and the big rally will be at Capitol Hill on July 31st. Call for all Warriors!(Photo

David P. Hamilton : Mapping the Middle East mess

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
The artificial boundaries after the British and French carved up the region are increasingly irrelevant. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 29, 2015 “One day during the [Versailles] Peace Conference [ending WWI], Arnold Toynbee, an adviser … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Mapping the Middle East mess

This is How the Matrix Invades Your Body, Mind and Soul

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - Your mind, body and soul are being tampered with, and everyone can feel it. The post This is How the Matrix Invades Your Body, Mind and Soul appeared first on Waking Times.

Have I “harmed” you? Tough shit.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Do you feel like you’ve been “harmed” by something I’ve said? Think I’ve “criticised” or condemned” you? You know what? Tough shit. Suck it up. Write me and talk it over. That’s what adults do. That’s not the way your Government sees it, however. That’s not the way Injustice Minister Amy Adams and her boss John Key see it. That’s not the way it will be once their knee-jerk nannying new law comes into force. Below are the new ten commandments of blogland, courtesy of these ninnying net nannies. Now, thanks to those two and all those voting with them, if I or someone else online ... more »

Paul Craig Roberts Warns Greek Government May Be Assassinated In This Crisis If They Pivot East To Stop World War III

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 5 hours ago
[image: King World News] June 26, 2015 [image: Paul Craig Roberts Warns Greek Government May Be Assassinated In This Crisis If They Pivot East To Stop World War III] *With people around the world worried about the escalating crisis in Greece and conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, today former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, warned King World News that the Greek government may be assassinated if they pivot East to stop World War III.* *Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “The Greek people and the Greek government have before them the unique opportunity to prevent Worl... more »

Free Data, Get Your Data Here

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
For the past two years, Jon Monten, Jordan Tama, and I have been working with the survey team at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Dina Smeltz and Craig Kafura) to revive the leader surveys that the Council used to run alongside their foreign policy opinion surveys of the American public. Because of the expense […]

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Christos Ziotis & Marcus Bensasson, Bloomberg:* *Tsipras Says European Leaders Won’t Dare Kick Greece Out of Euro* *Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said European leaders don’t have the nerve to throw his country out of the euro, striking a defiant tone just hours after imposing capital controls on a country in economic freefall.* *As Greeks come to terms with a new reality that’s trapped their money inside the country’s banks, 12,000 people gathered in the central Syntagma Square with banners that read “Our lives do not belong to the creditors.” Tsipras, who passed by them en... more »

World News Briefs -- June 29, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Greece reveals it WON’T pay back its £1.1bn loan as banks are closed and thousands take to the streets to protest against the latest bail-out deal* ** Debt-stricken nation will not meet the June 30 deadline for loan repayment* Bailout talks broke down at the weekend as Eurozone crisis deepens * Tourists will be exempt from the 60 Euro per day cap on withdrawals * Only 40 per cent of ATMs still have money in them, a banking source saidGreece has revealed that it will not pay back a £1.1billion loan installment due tomorrow as tens of thousands of anti-auste... more »

NGC 1300

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
NGC 1300 is a barred spiral galaxy about 61 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. The galaxy is about 110,000 light-years across; about 2/3 the size of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It is a member of the Eridanus Cluster, a cluster of 200 galaxies. It was discovered by John Frederick William Herschel in 1835. (read more)

A Primer on the Greek Crisis

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 5 hours ago
My friend Anil Kashyap summarizes what's been happening.

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4

“Defense Mechanisms: Beyond Behavior”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Defense Mechanisms: Beyond Behavior”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “We can let go of our defense mechanisms when we are ready to be truly honest with ourselves. We all have defense mechanisms that we’ve developed over time, often without being aware of it. In times of trouble, the behaviors that have worked to get us past challenges with the least amount of pain are the ones that we repeat; even when part of us knows they no longer work. Such behavior is a natural response from our mental and physical aspects. But because we are spiritual beings as well, we have the ability to ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“On the right, surrounded by blue spiral arms, is spiral galaxy M81. On the left, marked by red gas and dust clouds, is irregular galaxy M82. This stunning vista shows these two mammoth galaxies locked in gravitational combat, as they have been for the past billion years. *Click image for larger size.* The gravity from each galaxy dramatically affects the other during each hundred million-year pass. Last go-round, M82's gravity likely raised density waves rippling around M81, resulting in the richness of M81's spiral arms. But M81 left M82 with violent star forming regions and colli... more »

"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Just as new beginnings are important, so is honoring the experience of closure. Life is a collage of beginnings and endings that run together like still-wet paint. Yet before we can begin any new phase in life, we must sometimes first achieve closure to the current stage we are in. That’s because many of life’s experiences call for closure. Often, we cannot see the significance of an event or importance of a lesson until we have reached closure. Or, we may have completed a certain phase in life or path of le... more »

Chet Raymo, “Into The Pool”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Into The Pool”* by Chet Raymo “Let's start with a bit of late-Victorian soft porn, “Hylas and the Nymphs”, painted in 1896 by the Pre-Raphaelite John William Waterhouse. (Click to enlarge.) Hylas is one of the Argonauts, sailing with Jason in quest of the Golden Fleece. While the ship is stopped at an island, he goes in search of fresh water. As he stoops to fill his jug at a woodland spring he encounters a bevy of naiads, who fall madly in love with the heartbreakingly handsome youth. They invite him into the pool- and he is never heard from again. Did he find with those immort... more »

"The Most Beautiful People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"A Caveman’s Account of 'Civilized Society'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"A Caveman’s Account of 'Civilized Society'”* By Joel Bowman "Emblazoned across the lucre-basted exterior of the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C., is one of the most intellectually polluted quotes any free mind is ever likely to encounter: “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.” Its effortlessly officious author, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., could scarcely have been more wrong in his (albeit paraphrased) assertion. Unless, that is, the mustachioed Rooseveltian meant to define “civilized society” as an... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Grass Valley, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Economy: “Greece Is the Canary in the Coal Mine”; “Live Updates On Greece's Debt Crisis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Greece Is the Canary in the Coal Mine”* by Bill Bonner "This is an “Amber Alert” day in the markets. “Greeks Line Up at Banks; ATMs Run Dry” was the headline over at the Drudge Report. Versions of it ran throughout the financial media. Greece is the canary in the coal mine for what could one day happen to *your* savings. You’ll recall our prediction: In a crisis, banks will move fast to block access to your money. First, they will limit withdrawals. Then they will either close their doors or run out of cash. *Capital Controls Have Arrived…: *That’s what’s happening in Greece rig... more »

Fitch cuts ratings for 4 Greek Banks to 'restricted default'

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
* Link* *Is this an indicator of what's to come?* *Anyone?* *Another thought? Did Fitch downgrade any other banks? The German banks? * *Italian? Cypriot? * WASHINGTON: Fitch cut its ratings on four major Greek banks to "restricted default" on Monday after the government ordered commercial banks closed for a week and established capital controls. Fitch said the capital controls, including restrictions on withdrawals by customers, amounted to a restricted default "because the deposit restrictions affect a material part of the banks' senior obligations." The four banks hit by the do... more »

“The self-esteem equation”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: image] Michael Hurd writes: Most people assume self-esteem is a good thing. However, most people do not know what “self-esteem” actually is. Most probably assume that self-esteem refers to feeling good about yourself. That’s not wrong. But exactly how does one arrive at feeling good about oneself? No answer is ever given. Teachers, counsellors, and many parents of young children often assume, “If you just tell the child good things about him- or herself, the child will feel good.” But such an approach is wrong. It’s indiscriminate. It teaches young children ... more »

In South Jersey, Boss George Norcross uses political muscle to advance "his" hospital

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*Since Boss George already controls the hospital, he doesn'tsee why he shouldn't control the paramedic services too.* *by Jersey Jim* Camden-based Democratic machine boss George E. Norcross III and his Christiecrats have been aiding and abetting the state’s disastrous Republican Governor, Chris Christie, in all sorts of political skullduggery. Back in 2011, pensions and benefits for state employees were gutted when the New Jersey Legislature passed Christie-backed “reform” legislation by 3-2 margins, in spite of the Democrats’ 3-2 majority in both the Senate and the Assembly. But... more »

Diplomacy Beyond the Nation-State

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Video Title: Diplomacy Beyond the Nation-State. Source: AtlanticCouncil. Date Published: June 29, 2015. Description: * In an era of diffuse power, the 2015 QDDR makes a strong case for much greater diplomatic engagement with non-state actors. Similarly, the Atlantic Council has long made the case that more systematized engagement with non-state actors ought to become a core component of the US government’s strategic outlook. The Council’s first Strategy Paper, titled Dynamic Stability: US Strategy for a World in Transition, asserts that in a ‘Westphalian-Plus’ world, states must ... more »

Iran Nuclear Talks Updates -- June 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Top Iranian Officials to Join Nuclear Talks on Tuesday* *Tehran’s top nuclear official, Iranian president’s brother to join talks in Vienna * *VIENNA—The brother of Iranian President Hasan Rouhani and Tehran’s top nuclear official are joining negotiations with the U.S. in Austria on Tuesday, in a sign that more than 18 months of diplomacy is entering the final stages.* *Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif left negotiations in Vienna on Sunday to confer with his government’s top leadership on the remaining issues that need to be resolved in order for Te... more »

U.K. Prime Minister Cameron Wants The BBC To Stop Using The Phrase 'Islamic State'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *BBC to review use of 'Islamic State' after MPs protest against term* *More than 120 MPs, backed by David Cameron, sign letter saying name gives legitimacy to terrorist group that is neither Islamic nor a state.* *The BBC is reviewing its use of the term “Islamic State” after a cross-party group of MPs, backed by David Cameron, accused the broadcaster of legitimising the terrorist group by continuing to use the name in its journalism.* *A BBC spokesman said the corporation would consider the letter, signed by 120 MPs and sent to the BBC director general, Tony Hall... more »

Modern Critics of Keynes

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Steven Kates is compiling a new book called *Modern Critics of Keynes*, a combined updated of and tribute to Henry Hazlitt’s much earlier and similar compilation *Critics of Keynesian Economics*, a confirmed classic*. *Problem is, says Kates, that there *are hardly any critics today*. “These are economists who have each already written extensive critiques of Keynesian economics. If you can think of more than two, please add their names to the comments.” Well, in no particular order, I can think of these folk... *** JUAN RAMÓN RALLO*: whose book, in Spanish is called: Los Errore... more »

The Rainbow Coalition

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*Rainbow For Girls* An organization planned to sow the seeds of love, law, religion, patriotism, and service in the hearts of the girlhood of America for harvest in the coming years. These sentiments prompted a Brother, the Rev. William Mark Sexson, McAlester, Oklahoma, then the Grand Chaplain of his State, to write the ritual and lay the foundations of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. The first exemplification of the ritual wee on April 6, 1922, when a class of more than seventy-five girls was initiated. In the four following years the Order was extended to thirty-one States o... more »

Frédéric Bastiat’s ‘Economic Sophisms’ is Now More Important Than Ever

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Frédéric Bastiat’s *Economic Sophisms* was the first book on economics I ever found worth the reading. So I’m delighted to say that: *Frédéric Bastiat’s Economic Sophisms is Now More Important Than Ever* *Guest post by Julian Adorney and Matt Palumbo* The great economist Frédéric Bastiat would have turned 214 today. His contributions to liberty have been many, but while so many advocates of free markets focus on *The Law* there is another book that represents his legacy even better: *Economic Sophisms*. This short work of essays epitomises perhaps his most important contribution: ... more »

Turkey Now Planning To Invade Syria (To Stop The Kurds And Not The Islamic State)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Telegraph*: *Turkey 'planning to invade Syria'* *National Security Council meets to discuss plan to send in troops to set up buffer zone and prevent formation of Kurdish state * *Turkey’s security cabinet was on Monday considering plans to send troops into Syria for the first time, turning the civil war into an international conflict on Europe’s borders.* *President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised a change in the rules of engagement previously agreed by the Turkish parliament to allow the army to strike at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as well as the Assad regime... more »

West Midlands Labour Deputy Leader Hustings

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
We've had the leadership hustings, but what about the other contest running in parallel? Who will deputise for the leader and take the party by the scruff of its neck? It's going to be Ben Bradshaw. Or Angela Eagle. Or Stella Creasy. Or Caroline Flint. Or Tom Watson. Like the preceding hustings the format was identical, so there's little reason to style this write up differently. *How would you like to improve the job prospects of the young?SC:* We've got to get the deficit down because of all the interest payments going to the bankers. But we do need to adopt a different approach... more »

Islamic State Is Gaining Ground In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:** Exclusive: In turf war with Afghan Taliban, Islamic State loyalists gain ground* *Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.* *Witnesses who fled fighting in Nangarhar province told Reuters that hundreds of insurgents pledging allegiance to Islamic State pushed out the Taliban, scorching opium poppy fields that help to fund the Taliban's campaign to overthrow the Afghan government.* *They also d... more »

Supplemental: Clinton “not quite as bad” as Bush!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015So says northern journalist:* Why are we inclined to support those Charleston families over our northern journalists and professors? Especially when the brilliant moral and intellectual tradition in question formed the backbone of the civil rights movement? Consider the relentless bad judgment of our current northern intellectual guilds. Let’s start with the front-page report about Candidate Bush in today’s Washington Post. The report concerns Candidate Bush’s allegedly shaky business history. Written by O’Harrow and Hamburger, the piece appears beneath these... more »

Next Stage of War on Russia?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
If you are having trouble viewing this video, go to the Youtube version at https://www.youtube.com/user/crimeanfront/videos

No Sympathy From Greece's Neighbors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Greece’s Troubles Attract Little Sympathy From Poorer Neighbors* *SOFIA, Bulgaria — Throughout months of acrimonious haggling with creditors, Greece’s left-wing government has cast itself as the victim of an elitist financial and political order beholden to Europe’s stingy rich, notably Germans.* *Some of the most resolute opponents of cutting Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party any slack, however, have been Europe’s most deprived nations, places like Bulgaria, the European Union’s poorest member, and Baltic States blighted by decades of Soviet-... more »

Peru: A "UFO Fleet" Recorded Over Tarma

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Source:El Popular (Perú)Date: 06.27.2015* *Peru: A "UFO Fleet" Recorded Over Tarma* Two UFO buffs recorded the presence of an alleged fleet of "flying saucers" that remained suspended in the skies over the city of Tarma in Central Perú. The material, which appears to be unedited, shows strange lights and objects in the sky that move silently and cause excitement among the witnesses. The UFO buffs claimed that the tape was recorded as from 0530 hours and that the strange phenomenon had been seen for two consecutive days in that part of the country. *"Are they floating?!"* asks ... more »

Greece Is Not The Only European Country 'Drowning' In Debt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Telegraph:** European debt crisis: It's not just Greece that's drowning in debt* *With Greece drowning in debt and facing exit from the eurozone, we had a look at how the other EU countries are coping with their debt .While the eyes of the world are on Greece and its potential default on its debt, there are several other countries in the EU that have debts to rival the struggling nation.Altogether there are six European nations whose debts are larger than their economic output, and 16 that have debts larger than the 60%-of-GDP limit set out in the Maastricht Treaty.Greec... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Greek Debt Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Mohamed A. El-Erian, Bloomberg*: *Greece Comes to a Sudden Stop. Now What?* *Sadly, the “Graccident” has happened.* *The Greek economy is now in intensive care, as its parts -- and notably its banking system -- grind to a halt. The economy that eventually comes out of intensive care will be smaller and uncomfortably different in form, but it will also have the potential to prosper over the longer term if some important decisions are made rapidly and consistently.* *The dramatic breakdown in bitterness and acrimony of negotiations this weekend between Greece and its creditors unde... more »

Greece in Shock Over Bank Closings. Default Now Looming.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Cash Withdrawals and Hoarding as Default Looms Over Greece* *ATHENS — The sun shone, as usual, with clouds floating in a brilliant blue sky above the Acropolis. Hotels were mostly full, shops sold T-shirts and the cafes along the narrow alleyways in the Plaka tourist district were bustling.* *It was a seemingly normal Sunday — except it was anything but normal.* *For many people in Athens, it was time to prepare for an approaching storm. A short walk from Plaka, a line of people waited to withdraw cash from an A.T.M., hours before the official announcement that... more »

How to Photograph Fireworks & Where We Buy Our Fireworks (No Dud Guarantee!)

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
This post is sponsored by Provo Fireworks. Check out their No-Dud Guarantee! The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. There is so much focus on family. We spent the morning watching the hot air balloons launch over our sitting before hitting the gorgeous parade. We walk around the craft and vendor fair and then have a delicious BBQ before finishing with an amazing firework show. I always end up with hundreds of pictures from the day. It is the perfect day to photograph, so many bright colors and family moments and of course... fireworks. Photographing fireworks can be as easy or ... more »

World News Briefs -- June 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Greeks In Bank Shock* *Stunned Greeks faced shuttered banks, long supermarkets lines and overwhelming uncertainty on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its international creditors plunged the country deep into crisis.* *With Greece's bailout expiring on June 30 and an IMF payment falling due at the same time, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pleaded by phone with European officials to extend the programme until a referendum on Sunday on its future terms. * *MIDDLE EAST* U.S., allies conduct 23 air strikes in* Iraq, Syria: U.S. military.* Thousands displa... more »

Is The Bell Tolling For Greece? Or The E.U.?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Early this morning Joe Stiglitz launched a serial Twitter rundown on the crisis in Europe. When the stock markets opened in the U.S. a few minutes later, they opened down, and kept dropping: 137 points in the first 10 minutes, 240 points down the last time I looked. The crisis in Europe is, basically, another German takeover attempt of Greece, or, in Stiglitz's own words, "Europe's Attack on Greek Democracy." The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its cred... more »

Brief reasons in civil matters are not insufficient especially where urgency exists

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
*PDM Entertainment Inc. v. Three Pines Creations Inc.*, 2015 ONCA 488: [32] I begin with an important contextual point. After the two applications were filed, they were scheduled for hearing on an urgent basis on the first available date that permitted time for responding materials, examinations and facta. In its Notice of Application, PDM said, under a separate heading titled “Urgency”: (eee) [I]t is imperative that the Application be heard on an urgent basis. PDM has funding applications that are presently being considered and, if there is uncertainty as to the ownership of the r... more »

Alexis Tsipras must be stopped- Junckers erratic speech

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*Europe playing hardball?* Good cop/ bad cop Is Juncker off his meds? Or is he on too many meds? Berlin, Paris and Brussels made plain that the 5 July vote will mean either staying in the euro on their tough terms or returning to the drachma. In what was arguably the biggest speech of his career, the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appeared before a packed press hall in Brussels against a giant backdrop of the Greek and EU flags. *He was impassioned, bitter and disingenuous *in appealing to the Greek people to vote yes to the euro and his bailout terms, argu...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Defense Tech:* Rocket Failure Big Setback to SpaceX’s Military Ambitions* *The failure of a SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station will have serious implications not only for the company’s civilian and commercial business, but also its ambitions to crack into the military market.* *The explosion of the company’s Falcon 9 on June 28 over Cape Canaveral, Florida — more than two minutes into flight — came just a month after it was certified by the U.S. Air Force to carry military satellites.* *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 29, 2015* Pentagon Will ... more »

Impeach Gov. Rampage

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Tuesday, June 30 Augusta State Capital Building Noon* *YOU ARE INVITED TO COME TO THE CITIZENS' RALLY * Maine citizens are outraged by the dangerous abuses of power and outrageous behavior of Gov. LePage. We will rally to demonstrate our deep distress as LePage's descended into McCarthyism. This will not be tolerated! We will ask the Legislature to investigate and consider the options, including impeachment of LePage. Enough is enough! Who is invited to the Rally? Maine citizens regardless of political affiliation or non-affiliation. You are invited! What to bring? Bring yo... more »

Greece and the Risks of Global Contagions

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Greece has announced it will default on its next scheduled IMF payment while the national referendum is held to determine whether or not Greece leaves the EU, which may very well be beneficial for Greece but it is right that the citizens decide. Banks are closed in Greece, as is the stock market. See comments at ZeroHedge for a variety of interesting insights and viewpoints: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-29/greece-will-default-imf-tomorrow-government-official-says Robert Samuelson argued in his interesting article published in The Washington Post that a Greek default would... more »

The Roundtabl Discussion: Tonight - BREAKING NEWS

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 11 hours ago
Well my friends, I wasn't suppose to be on the One People Roundtable Discussion tonight.... I am moving tomorrow so I cancelled all shows this week for me..... but you just can't stop news from happening apparently. "Black Monday" is underway.... though they are trying to hide it as best they can and spin doctor it as "all Greece's fault". BUT the biggest news came this afternoon when someone I haven't spoken to in almost two years just happened to send me a link to something that had a bunch of people baffled. As soon as I saw it, I immediately got what it meant and called in ... more »

Satire: “Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Responding to reports that President Obama is considering signing as many as nineteen executive orders on gun control, Republicans in Congress unleashed a blistering attack on him today, accusing Mr. Obama of “cynically and systematically using his position as President to lead the country.” Spearheading the offensive was Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who charged the President with the “wanton exploitation of powers that are legally granted to him under t... more »

Report: The U.S. Military Does Not Have The Conventional Capability To Overcome The Defenses Of Russia, China, And Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Flight Global:* *Report: US military needs to rethink its precision strike portfolio* *The US military is overly invested in short-range direct attack bombs and not enough in long-range, stealthy smart weapons and aircraft, and this must change if it ever expects to challenge the air defences of nations like China, Russia, Iran or North Korea.* *That’s the assessment of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, which released a new report this week on “sustaining America’s precision-strike advantage”.* *The crux of the argument presented by authors M... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*Education spending isn’t working: Let’s try something else* In early June, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a report on the state of public education finances in the United States. Among the reports many interesting charts and graphs is the tracking of per-student spending in elementary and secondary schools from 1992 to present. In all but one year, spending has increased, topping out at $10,705 per student. With a trend like that, most reasonable people would expect to see dramatic results reflected in student performance. Otherwise, what are we paying for? Unfortunately, this is ... more »

Dine' Walkers: American Imperialism, Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajoland

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
By Nihigaal bee lina Censored News In the first week of our journey to Dibé Ntsáá, we traveled through the western region of Nihikéyah that is heavily contaminated by decades of uranium mining, with over 100 abandoned uranium mines centered around the Cameron area. In some places, the radiation is so high that it can't be measured and is at least 4 times more radioactive than what was

Submit your proposal – ISA-Midwest 2015!

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
After you have seen the fall foliage at ISS-ISAC, why not see beautiful St. Louis, MO in November? ISA-Midwest – my FAVORITE conference – is November 19th – 22nd. Deadline for submissions is July 1st. This is a great conference for those interested in foreign policy or human rights themes. It’s also a very inviting conference […]

No Nukes in Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Since the late 1980's journalism professor Karl Grossman has been writing about nuclear power in space. He was one of the founding members of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space when it was created in 1992. Today he remains on the organization's Advisory Board. Karl's latest article, released today, comes just a day after another rocket launch failure at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Featured on CounterPunch Karl's article is entitled *A Planetary Risk: The Perils of Nuclear-Powered Space Flights*. Below are a few excerpts from the piece and the full articl... more »

Ship in Daiichi Port and Emissions Near Unit 4

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
I finally was able to get the TEPCO cams to load. Emissions seem high to the right, near unit 4 on TEPCO cam 1. However, TEPCO cam 4 doesn't show remarkable emissions. Boat is still hanging around:

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

So, What’s Really Happening Now?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - There’s been something of a lull in truly major developments of late, so what's really going on? The post So, What’s Really Happening Now? appeared first on Waking Times.

"Insanity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world." - R. D. Laing "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Is Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi The Man To Bridge The Differences Between the West And Putin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Archives of the Russian president's press service *Sputnik*: *Russia's Tireless Champion: Berlusconi Sets off on Fence-Mending Mission* *A man of enviable determination, Italy's former prime minister has embarked on an intricate quest to mend Russia's relations with the West.* *Silvio Berlusconi is currently in Russia "following President Putin everywhere," Il Giornale reported. Italy's former prime minister said that the Russian leader invited him to come* *Berlusconi does not hold any position of power at the moment, but his expertise is abundant as is his list of fri... more »

"The Economic Collapse Blog Has Issued A RED ALERT For The Last Six Months Of 2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Economic Collapse Blog Has Issued * *A RED ALERT For The Last Six Months Of 2015"* By Michael Snyder "I have never done anything like this before. Ever since I started The Economic Collapse Blog in late 2009, I have never issued any kind of “red alert” for any specific period of time. As an attorney, I was trained to be level-headed and to only come to conclusions that were warranted by the evidence. So this is not something that I am doing lightly. Based on information that I have received, things that I have been told, and thousands of hours of research that have gone into ... more »

The Economy: "GreeceFire Has Been Ignited"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"GreeceFire Has Been Ignited"* by Karl Denninger "Here it comes! For months the European institutions have acted on the belief that despite the election of a government in Greece that took as its mandate the cessation of austerity and repudiation of illegally contracted "bailout" debt they could continue to force Greece to accept ever-tighter restrictions in an attempt to "make good" debt that was known to be trash at the time it was contracted. There was absolutely no reason for the Greek government to have accepted any of this at the outset but then again the entire Greek entry... more »

LOW-COUNTRY CADENCES: Widely rejected!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015Part 1—Big northern brains push back:* We’re not sure we’ve ever seen a more remarkable welter of pushbacks than we’ve seen in the past week. The pushback came from Professor West, simultaneously speaking all sides of the topic on yesterday’s Reliable Sources. (West on our cable news channels: “You’ve got MSNBC, you know, is basically Obama propaganda. You’ve got Fox News, right-wing propaganda. CNN, much more ambiguous, able to generate some insights, wrestle with some issues, like your show. But still, CNN fearful because you’ve got to deal with the profit...more »

French Navy ATL2 MPA Can Now Self Designate GBU-12 Laser-Guided Bombs With MX-20 System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 13 hours ago
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that on 18 June 2015, two Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol crews were qualified to GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb shooting procedures with self-designation. This flight marked the end of a training course which confronted crews to modern technologies used in air-to-ground support missions thanks to the Wescam MX-20D electro-optical turret fitted on ATL2 Standard V. The mission took place on the Biscarosse range in south-western France. These qualification firings were made under the French procurement agency (DGA) control for th... more »

Ship in Fukushima Daiichi's Port

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
I cannot get either of the TEPCO cams to load but the TBS and Futaba cam indicate lower emissions. In the past, observers at Enenews.com have speculated this ship may be a "pumper" ship capable of delivering water to the site:

Nothing to do with Islam

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Please stop calling IS 'Islamic State'! David Vance has written on Biased-BBC about this morning’s exchange between the Prime Minister and John Humphrys, in particular the bit where David Cameron said: *“I wish the BBC would stop calling it ‘Islamic State’ because it is not an Islamic state,”* Suitably chastised, John Humphrys complied. David Vance introduced his post thus: “Ok, here’s a curious one in which I defend the BBC against the Prime Minister.” and of course, with this I concur. What I find confusing is this. No, it’s not an Islamic State (yet) but it aspires to... more »

The Unnecessary Cost of Cancer

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Dr. Eldon Dahl* - Why are cancer treatment and drugs so insanely expensive? The post The Unnecessary Cost of Cancer appeared first on Waking Times.

Here’s Proof that the US Can Provide Guaranteed Basic Income for All

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Video - *Author of The Economics of Revolution explains how a guaranteed basic income can help improve the lives of those living in poverty. The post Here’s Proof that the US Can Provide Guaranteed Basic Income for All appeared first on Waking Times.

Disarray Over How To Retake Iraq’s Ramadi

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The effort to retake Ramadi in Anbar province is now on hold. Immediately after the city was taken an operation was announced to retake it, but then things seemed to go awry. The Hashd wanted to clear northern Anbar instead of Ramadi, and then said it would focus upon Fallujah. Local tribes wanted to immediately attack the city, but were told that a plan needed to be formulated first, which contradicted earlier statements. The result is that the effort to take Ramadi appears in disarray. The problem with the Ramadi operation is that too many parties are involved with no one appar... more »

Greece Has Gone Over The Brink

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Paul Krugman, New York Times*: *Greece Over the Brink* It has been obvious for some time that the creation of the euro was a terrible mistake. Europe never had the preconditions for a successful single currency — above all, the kind of fiscal and banking union that, for example, ensures that when a housing bubble in Florida bursts, Washington automatically protects seniors against any threat to their medical care or their bank deposits. Leaving a currency union is, however, a much harder and more frightening decision than never entering in the first place, and until now even the... more »

At The Heart Of The Scandals Roiling The For-Profit Educational World: John Kline

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Compliments of John Kline (R-MN) Earlier today I spent some time on the phone speaking with Angie Craig, a candidate for Congress from southeast Minnesota, MN-02, which butts right up against St. Paul. The seat is currently occupied by one of the worst Members of Congress, John Kline. Behind Angie's progressive ideals and her determination to help government work for regular working families, I sensed a passion and a commitment to clean up the mess Kline is leaving in his wake, particularly to the nation's education system. Angie talked about it a lot, as we do here at DWT. As chair... more »

Should the US Spend $1 Trillion On Nuclear Weapons?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A static display of intercontinental ballistic missiles at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., front gate the evening of April 4, 2012. From left are the Peacekeeper, the Minuteman III and the Minuteman I. The planet Venus is visible in the sky above the Minuteman missiles and Jupiter is visible to the left of the Minuteman I. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez) *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat: **Should the US Spend $1 Trillion on Nuclear Weapons?* *Given the rapid modernization of Chinese and Russian nuclear stockpiles, some argue the US might want to.The United States w... more »

The Confederate Flag moves to it, while the Rainbow Flag escapes it:The Closet

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
In one of my closets stuffed full of the past is Future Shock and its all change has come to pass History is accelerating outpacing the news transforming the impossible into daily commonplace and life moves on with most unaware there has been a revolution and so it goes and so it goes Personal transport has gone electric flags glorifying war and slavery are shunned we all prefer to live under a rainbow of hope instead of dark clouds of fear

President Obama's Iran Nuclear Nightmare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Arthur Browne, US News and World Report:* *The Iran Nightmare* *President Obama's judgment this week will determine how easily Iran can get a nuclear weapon.This is the week President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a go or no-go call on the most fateful international agreement of his presidency. His judgment will determine how easily Iran can acquire a nuclear weapon.It is crucial to understand that Obama is not pressing Iran to abandon the covert and illegal atomic program by which the mullahs plan to dominate the region.The president long ago conceded to the Iranians th... more »

Grab a Chair

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Berlin, Germany –This past Friday life-size bronze statues of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning were unveiled in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz Square in front of German politicians and activists. In Germany and much of the world, the three are considered heroes in the fight for freedom of information and speech, for their respective leaking of classified U.S. documents. “They have lost their freedom for the truth, so they remind us how important it is to know the truth,” said the artworks creator, Italian sculptor Davide Dormino, during the unveiling. The artwork is no... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Things Warmists don't want to know* The more I study climate change economics, the more astounded I become at the chasm between reality and what has been sold to the American public. I give another example in my IER analysis of a recent book review by William Nordhaus. Here’s an excerpt: What is fascinating is that if you go to the actual book review and read the full discussion, you will see that people like Weitzman and Nordhaus are discussing whether people should even be conducting cursory research into geoengineering options. Why in the world would interventionists who thin... more »

Jay Dyer on RIR: Charleston, False Flags and Flag Distractions

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
I haven't touched on the Charleston shooting because I just don't have the time to cover it all. Wish I did. No matter though. Jay Dyer does a GREAT job dissecting the incident. *Anthony left a thoughtful comment*- First Charlie Hebdo and then Charlies town- Charleston Via Wiki: *" Historical conjecture indicates that Charleston is named after Col. Clendenin's father, Charles. Charles Town was later shortened to Charleston"* *Also-* *Jay Dyer mentions Dave McGowan's** theorizing on how we have been moved from the societal manipulation of the "serial killer" into the societal mani... more »

Montessori School, by Organon Architecture

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 16 hours ago
[image: image] So some of you have been suggesting I start posting more regular art and architecture posts again. And others have suggested I post more of what I’m designing myself. So at the risk of boring my other reader, and the troll, here’s something that’s on the board at the moment: a new Montessori school, with 3 classrooms, quiet decks, parents space, shared kitchen, internal garden ... [image: DraftLayout] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Better Than The News

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/ HarperPAC had a lifespan of one week. Given Mr. Harper's use of American political consultants and tactics, it's passing strange that an idea which has so much currency south of the border should die so quickly in the Great White North. If you wonder why the political action committee did not make it into the prime minister's arsenal, Michael Harris writes, remember that Mr. Harper seeks control -- of everything: In less than a week, three of Harper’s old buddies, one of whom shared a past with him at th... more »

Central Banks Scramble To Stabilize Crashing Markets: China Fails, Switzerland Succeeds (For Now)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-29/central-banks-scramble-stabilize-crashing-markets-china-fails-switzerland-succeeds-n *Central Banks Scramble To Stabilize Crashing Markets: China Fails, Switzerland Succeeds (For Now)* [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/29/2015 06:51 -0400 Following a week in which the Chinese stock bubble popped and a weekend in which the Eurozone bubble followed, it was all up to central banks to stabilize the devstation that would follow should the Plunge Protection Team, now global, not show up. And while US equities future... more »

Ignoring Tsipras Plea For Calm, Greeks Storm ATMs, Stores, Gas Stations

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-28/ignoring-tsipras-plea-calm-greeks-storm-atms-stores-gas-stations *Ignoring Tsipras Plea For Calm, Greeks Storm ATMs, Stores, Gas Stations* [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/28/2015 23:02 -0400 inShare38 Just a few hours ago* Greek PM Tsipras addressed his nation imploring then to "remain calm" and reassuring them that their "deposits were safe."* It appears the Greeks did not believe him. Many were wondering where the Greek bank lines were for the past several months. *Turns out the local depositors were m... more »

Capture, Smear, Contaminate: The Politics Of GMO

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 16 hours ago
RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research, CounterPunch (This article is an updated version, with new and valuable information, of a piece originally published in December 2012) When rich companies with politically-connected lobbyists and seats on public bodies bend policies for their own ends, we are in serious trouble. It is then that public institutions become hijacked and our choices, freedoms and rights are destroyed. Corporate interests have too often used their dubious ‘science’, lobbyists, political connections and presence within the heart of governments to subvert institutio... more »

"Black Monday".... keep your eyes OPEN _STREAMING UPDATES ALL DAY

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
And so "Black Monday" begins......? *SIDE NOTE: I am continuously editing this article as more and more info is coming out.....* Further Updates being ADDED to the BOTTOM of the article LIVE coverage of Greece being made a Patsy: http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2015/jun/29/greek-crisis-stock-markets-slide-capital-controls-banks-closed-live Just how much of a Patsy? Well judging by the outright lies of Juncker being spewed at this very moment in a televised press conference, a HUGE Patsy. ..... Don't forget who started all this mess to begin with!!! Goldman SachsAnd wh... more »

Boom boom boom

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
You could have knocked me down with a feather this morning at 6:48 am if I hadn’t already been lying down (half asleep) in bed. The Today programme. 6:38. I heard a report by Kevin Connolly about the American led negotiations with Iran over their nuclear programme. Normally the BBC’s reports on this topic come from what might be seen as a pro-Obama perspective, and I don’t doubt that this short item will attract some complaints from the people who claim the BBC is pro Israel. It was an audio version of this article on the BBC website, but the sound effects Connolly introduced f... more »

The Bush Family Goes "All In" For Number Three (With The Help Of Its Bankers)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*What's not mentioned here is the Clinton's and Bush's are of the same political and banking faction, so if its a Jeb vs Hilary race, its essentially a one party election. The policies that really matter will be the same. -AK* http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-28/bush-family-goes-all-number-three-help-its-bankers *The Bush Family Goes "All In" For Number Three (With The Help Of Its Bankers)* [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/28/2015 21:00 -0400 *Submitted by Nomi Prins via TomDispatch.com*, Money, they say, makes the world go round.* So how’s $1... more »

Chinese Stocks Crash Most In 19 Years, Re-Open Limit Down (Despite PBOC Hail Mary)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-28/chinese-double-rainbow-rate-cut-fails-reignite-rally-grexit-fears-weigh-global-marke *Chinese Stocks Crash Most In 19 Years, Re-Open Limit Down (Despite PBOC Hail Mary)* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/28/2015 23:22 -0400 Carnage... **CHINA STOCK PANIC SELLING TO CONTINUE, CENTRAL CHINA ZHANG SAYS * This leave China's CSI-300 broad stock index futures up just 7% year-to-date... **CHINA CSI 500 STOCK-INDEX FUTURES FALL BY MAXIMUM 10% LIMIT *CHINA CSI 500 STOCK-INDEX FUTURES FALL BY LIMIT FOR 2ND DAY * **HKEX DROPS AS MUCH AS 7.3%, MO... more »

JADE HELM 2015: Questions And Reflections: Part Four: MAIN CORE

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 18 hours ago
*Please do your best to unplug from the grid - your participation is being used to build complete control - we are being warned - * *OATHKEEPERS.ORG* by Elias Alias , June 17, 2015 *Editor’s Note: I am both pleased and grateful that The Sullen Bell has spared me the task of outlining the content of the first three parts of this series on JADE HELM 2015. Readers who have not already read the previous installments may quickly refer to The Sullen Bell for an outline synopsis. I will leave this window open for you, so you can click back and forth as you wish.* *http://www.thesullen... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( June 29 , 2015 ) - Greece Updates ( Capital controls imposed in Greece following the failed EWG Meeting on Saturday and the subsequent Greece Parliamentary decision to have a Referendum on July 5th on Creditor Proposals . ATM lines / Gasoline lines and lines at Supermarkets have followed. Debt relief remains a hot button - one Greece seeks fervently and which is resisted by the EWG and ECB with equal fervor. Domestic and international politics impacting on Greece in focus . Greek bonds naturally react negatively to events . Athens Exchange closed through the Referendum . ) ..... Broader Europe and Asia - Today is a day to gauge reactions to Markets ( bonds and stocks , rather than focus on data . Bunds catch bid , US Treasuries catch bid , periphery bonds mildly sold off. Stocks suffer sell offer as expected - europe and Asia. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Tweets.... Evening round up.... fred walton retweeted *Fabrizio Goria* ‏@FGoria 7h7 hours ago * Ecb's Nowotny says must examine whether ECB can assist Greece in runup to referendum - newspaper wiener zeitung online *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 6h 6 hours ago ECB TO CHECK LEGALITY OF GREECE AID W/OUT DEAL: NOWOTNY IN WZ. fred walton retweeted *Christian Odendahl* ‏@COdendahl 3h 3 hours ago Christian Odendahl retweeted Ferdinando Giugliano Unbelievable. I cannot really imagine the ECB signing off on this interview, what went wrong @michaelsteen? Christian Odendahl a... more »

Puerto Rico and Greece: a comparison of two defaults

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*Excessive pensions and similar expenses are always the main problem* The center-left populist government of Puerto Rico just announced that the islands (one big plus many small ones) won't be able to repay their $70+ billion public debt. These announcements just happen to come at the same time when Greece is expected to go bankrupt (tomorrow in the evening). It's tempting to compare these two economies. I think that there are some huge differences as well as some amazingly accurate similarities – both of which are being heavily underestimated. Let us look at those. First, just to ... more »

Greece referendum: did the euro just die at 4pm?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
http://blogs.channel4.com/paul-mason-blog/greece-referendum-euro-die/3978 Sunday 28 Jun 2015 *Greece referendum: did the euro just die at 4pm?* We’re staying in Europe! says the headline of the Greek liberal paper Kathimerini today. While the far left government will pose the referendum as a vote for or against austerity, the right will say it’s an in-out vote for the single currency and the EU itself. *The problem is, at around 4pm on Saturday Europe changed. Faced with a proposal from the Greeks to extend the existing bailout until after 7 July, the Eurogroup refused.* At thi... more »

10 Gandhi Quotations

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
The Indian luminary, famous for leading the Indian nation to independence in peaceful means, is deemed an inspirational figure to this day, over 60 years after his death in 1948. As a tribute to Gandhi, here’s a collection of some of his thought-provoking quotes. *1. **ON LIFE* *"My life is my message."* *2. **ON BEING A SOLDIER* *“I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace.“* *3. **ON FAITH IN HUMANITY* *“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."* *4. **ON NONVIOLENCE* *“Nonvi... more »

Apache Stronghold Rally Tucson June 30, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 20 hours ago
Apache Stronghold Rally in Tucson June 30  Caravan to Washington, D.C. Begins July 5 with Mount Graham Sacred Run By Indigenous Alliance Without Borders Censored News Tucson, AZ – Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 7 pm, Apache Stronghold will hold a rally to support the efforts to protect Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site located on the Tonto National Forest which is threatened by a proposed

It's not just school kids who worry about their grades. The government has similar problems. But for the government their are ways around this students can only dream of!

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 21 hours ago
For years the government has struggled with both Grade Inflation (us) and Grade Deflation (them). In schools grades were inflating too much. Exam boards were allegedly in a "race to the bottom", competing for schools to sign up with them in return for easier marking and higher grades. The government implemented multifarious education changes to tighten and toughen the curriculum, all slapped

Russia to Complete Construction of Airship ‘Atlant’ for Army by 2018

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
'Augur RosAeroSystems' is a leading Russian lighter-than-air manufacturer. The company builds big airships and aerostats equipped with high-precision computer equipment and technology. The recent announcement by the company tells of airship 'Atlant' to be ready for the Russian Army by 2018. The ‘Augur-RosAeroSystems’ Holding is set to build the airship ‘Atlant’ by the end of 2018. It will have the capacity of carrying over 16 tons of weight. RosAeroSystems is a leading Russian lighter-than-air manufacturer. The company builds big airships and aerostats. It is the only Russian ente... more »

Carpet bombing: Tejas to demonstrate fire power ahead of FOC

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Tejas LCA]The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is all set undertake critical test flights carrying an array of missiles and bombs to complete its scheduled weapon trials. Top sources with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed to this Correspondent that the integration of Russian-made Close Combat Missile (CCM) R-73 has been completed. The ground integration of the Israeli-made CMM Python-5 too has been completed ahead of the flight trials. The Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile Derby has also been integrated on to the aircraft. Read more

Air Force chooses solid-state data recorders from Calculex for F-15 jet aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: F-15E Strike Eagle]U.S. Air Force avionics experts needed airborne data recorders for the Boeing F-15C/D jet fighter and for the F-15E fighter-bomber. They found their solution from Calculex Inc. in Las Cruces, N.M. Officials of the Air Force Materiel Command at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., announced their intention last week to award a potential $4.8 million five-year contract to Calculex to provide the company's MOdular Non-volatile Solid STate Recorder (MONSSTR) model CSR-2300, as well as upgrades, spare parts, and support. Calculex provides the CSR-2300 for the F-15C/D a... more »

Coast Guard lowers hammer on drug-running on high seas

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Coast Guard personnel offload intercepted cocaine]When the cutter Vigilant docked at the Coast Guard base in Miami Beach on June 12, its crew offloaded bales of marijuana and packets of cocaine worth millions on the illegal market. It was the latest catch in the ongoing Operation Martillo dragnet in which vessels and aircraft from the United States and more than a dozen other countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe seek to disrupt drug-trafficking routes in the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Launched Jan. 15, 2012, Operation Martillo (Spanish for hamme... more »

Trident whistleblower backed by former Royal Navy commander

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Vanguard class SSBN]Rob Green, who flew nuclear -armed planes and helicopters for the navy in the 1960s and 1970s, praised McNeilly for being "courageous" and "patriotic" in helping to expose a "dangerous situation" which will get worse if Trident is replaced. Green is famous for being the nephew of the anti-nuclear campaigner, Hilda Murrell, who was murdered in Shrewsbury in 1984. He is now a co-director of the Disarmament and Security Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand and campaigns against nuclear weapons. He served in the Royal Navy from 1962-82, flying Buccaneer nuclea... more »

Speak Out - A Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
Speak Out - A Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti A *nd a vast paranoia sweeps across the landAnd America turns the attack on its Twin TowersInto the beginning of the Third World WarThe war with the Third WorldAnd the terrorists in WashingtonAre shipping out the young menTo the killing fields againAnd no one speaksAnd they are rousting outAll the ones with turbansAnd they are flushing outAll the strange immigrantsAnd they are shipping all the young menTo the killing fields againAnd no one speaksAnd when they come to round upAll the great writers and po... more »

Walmart Refused to Make a Confederate Flag Cake, But an ISIS Flag Cake is no problem Top Right News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
' One customer wanted Walmart to make him a Confederate flag-themed cake. He was flat out rejected. So the customer, Chuck Netzhammer, decided that he would make a much more controversial request. He asked Walmart to make him a cake with the ISIS terrorist flag on it. Yeah, the same ISIS that is beheading Christians, burning captured soldiers alive, selling little girls into slavery, and waging a terrorist war against the United States and the West. Netzhammer documented their response on video... ' For more and the video go to http://toprightnews.com/walmart-refused-to-bake-a-c... more »

The World Is Not Ready For The Next Financial Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Central bankers have ventured beneath the "zero lower bound" on rates to combat economic weakness *The Telegraph*: *The world is defenceless against the next financial crisis, warns BIS* *Monetary policymakers have run out of room to fight the next crisis with interest rates unable to go lower, the BIS warns.* *The world will be unable to fight the next global financial crash as central banks have used up their ammunition trying to tackle the last crises, the Bank of International Settlements has warned.* *The so-called central bank of central banks launched a scatching critique... more »

Paul Craig Roberts makes ominous prediction about Greek government

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: June 29, 2015 a day and a half before deadline for default of the EU offer...a crowd masses in the main square of Athens. RT is calling this crowd a "No" crowd and is live-streaming broadcast of it. Tsipras has said that if Greeks vote "Yes"...then he and his government will "have to accept it, but we will not be the ones to carry it out."* *Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looking and sounding positively "Kennedyesque" as he addresses the Greek nation in his Sunday night address. * *"The more calmly we deal with difficulties, the sooner we can overcome them and th... more »

That evil Confederate flag - Obama And Hillary Both Had No Problem Using Confederate Flag During Presidential Campaigns Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Interesting - http://www.infowars.com/obama-and-hillary-both-had-no-problem-using-confederate-flag-during-presidential-campaigns/

Greece: “It’s always nice to have your cake, and eat it too, AND send the bill to somebody else.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Part of a documentary Johan Norberg made in 2012 in Greece – “the canary in the coal mine.” “Tomorrow all hell breaks loose,” he says. "I am extremely worried." [image: image] [Can’t embed, sorry: Click on pic to head to video, or click here.] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, "Liquid Mind: Ambience Minimus - Shadows of White"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Music by Chuck Wild, "Liquid Mind: Ambience Minimus - Shadows of White" Images courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, Goddard Space Flight Center, The Hubble Space Telescope, European Southern Observatory, ESA and NASA. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2zu1gf9Pus&feature=g-vrec

The Poet: David Whyte, "In the Beginning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 unbea... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. *Click image for larger size.* Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the ... more »