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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

26 June - Blogs I'm Following - June 21 list

 This provides a bit of overlap from posts which ceased at oldephartte.blogspot.ca several days ago when malware kept me offline scratching my head for a few days. Since problems with this site seem cleared up, it's time to use the larger base of RSS feeds attached to it.

5:50pm MDST

Ukraine- 10 k or 100 k buffer zone.Israel gets first deliver of Kurdish Oil

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 days ago
The Ukraine and Israel. The nazis and the zionists. As it was in the past so it is in the present. Weird how history repeats? Isn't it? Then there are the Kurds & Israel, yet another special 'relationship'? Recall two previous posts on the lack of border demarcation? You can access them both at the link below *Does the Ukraine occupy Russian Territory? Ukraine attempts one sided demarcation* We have had conflicting reports regarding Ukraine's planned buffer zone? And curiously the Globe & Mail was reporting on the buffer zone and then censored the coverage??? What the heck is up wit... more »

"Alas, goodness has ceased to be a feature of US policy and simply cannot be found in any words or deeds emanating from Washington or the capitals of its European vassal states. The Western World has succumbed to evil." "There are few patriots in Washington but many tyrants." -- Paul Craig Roberts

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 5 days ago
------------------------------ *Washington Is Beating The War Drums — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ June 17, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Washington Is Beating The War Drums Paul Craig Roberts I wish I had only good news to bring to readers, or even one item of good news. Alas, goodness has ceased to be a feature of US policy and simply cannot be found in any words or deeds emanating from Washington or the capitals of its European vassal states. The Western World... more »

are we alone ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 days ago

"The Texans"

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 days ago
*"Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?"* "On August 5, 1974, the White House released the transcript of the celebrated “smoking gun” taped conversation of June 23, 1972 in which Nixon discussed ways to frustrate the investigation of the Watergate break-ins. Chairman George was one of the leading Nixon Administration figures consulting with Al Haig in the course of the morning. When Bush heard the news, he was very upset, undoubtedly concerned about all the very negative publicity that he himself was destined to receive in the blowback of Nixon’s now imminent downfall. Then after... more »

METRO | Marlo Blue : Pacifica Radio on the brink

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 days ago
Money problems, political struggles, could lead to dismantling of iconic progressive radio network. By Marlo Blue | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2014 HOUSTON — Once again the radio network for peace, Pacifica Foundation Radio, is at war. Plagued … finish reading METRO | Marlo Blue : Pacifica Radio on the brink

Syria: NO UN 'aid' without permission from the elected government

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 days ago
Can't say as I blame Syria. The Useless Nations is, as has been said before, the shiny happy face of the NATO global war machine. As an organization it attempts to mask the ugliness of the killing machine *Readers here should recall when a UN helicopter got caught gunning humans down in Ukraine?* The UN has *voiced concerns *over the apparent *use of UN-marked helicopters by Kiev troops in their military operation against Donetsk regional militia*. A video of a white-painted Mil Mi-24 strike helicopter with UN logo has emerged. Voiced concerns?... Yah, that someone got video fo... more »

Study: Jewish job seekers receive preferential treatment

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 5 days ago
An article appearing in *The Jewish Daily Forward* highlighted a recent study which found that Jews are often given preferential treatment in the job market, especially when they actually indicate their religious/racial affiliation or background on their resume. As a college student often working on my resume, I am always given impersonal directions. “Keep the sentences concise and specific — subject-verb-object, then get out,” college advisor wags; “Move that ‘Award’ section where it can be seen,” Mom presses; “Strong verbs are critical. Throw in an ‘Achieved’ or ‘Progressed’ for b... more »

Think Obamacare isn't working? Think again

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 5 days ago
Republicans seem obsessed with the idea that Obamacare is a failure; that it is a "train wreck" exacerbating unemployment. But is that really so? First of all, the claim that the Affordable Care Act is a job killer flies in the face of reality, as Dan Diamond at *Forbes* reports: Since the law was signed in March 2010, the economy has added 7.7 million jobs, 982,300 of which are in the healthcare field. If Obamacare is a drag on employment, its effect is being drowned by other factors. Of course, the fact that healthcare is gaining jobs at a healthy clip suggests it's not a drag on ... more »

Internet rage and real rage

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 5 days ago
The other day I grabbed a trolley in supermarket entrance, but unbeknownst to me someone had silently crept up behind me, very close, like a kind of pedestrian tailgate. Taking a step back to extricate the trolley I came unexpectedly into contact with a body; smack! Slightly shocked, I let out an involuntary “Sorry” - for the bump - not an admission of liability; for who in their right mind would push the trolly further into the stack when removing it, rather than taking a small step back? Not I. The collision was obviously the fault of the person facing forward, (again not I) wh... more »

"I Hope..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
“With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.” “I hope for peace and sanity - it's the same thing.” - Studs Terkel

"What Is The Hegelian Dialectic?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*"What Is The Hegelian Dialectic?"* by Stirling "The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists." - J. Edgar Hoover “Why is it important for you to understand the subject of the Hegelian Dialectic? Because it is the process by which all change is being accomplished in society today. More importantly, it is the tool that the globalists are utilizing to manipulate the minds of the average American to accept that change, where ordinarily they would refuse it. The Hegelian Dialectic is, in short, the critical process by wh... more »

"Why Do 'Normal' People Talk to Themselves?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
"Why Do 'Normal' People Talk to Themselves?" By C. Claiborne Ray Q. Why do “normal” people talk to themselves? A. The old joke is that it is the only way to be sure of having an intelligent conversation, but it has some real uses. “Young children often conduct a conversation with an imaginary friend, or a real friend who just happens not to be there,” said Randy Engle, a professor of psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. And, he said, it is a normal part of development. When adults talk to themselves, Professor Engle said, it could reflect a mental disease, but most pe... more »

Yes, Progressives Are Proud Running On Health Care Reform-- Meet Martha Laning Of Sheboygan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 days ago
A few days ago we took a look at the first of our progressive candidates for the Wisconsin state Senate, Assemblywoman Penny Bernard Schaber from Appleton. Blue America is working to help Wisconsin Democrats flip the state Senate and deprive Scott Walker-- yes, that Scott Walker-- of his near dictatorial control over the state. They only need to win three races to do it. Our second candidate, Martha Laning has never run for office before. But her stunning record of achievement in the realm of civic engagement would be the envy of most politicians. Martha and her husband and their ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago

Russia to Swap Intel-AMD Processors For Local Technology

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 5 days ago
Breaking the back of multinational monopolies is a matter of national security. *Image: The NSA is not an independent agency nor doesit merely answer to those in Washington. It is amanifestation of an overreaching corporatocracy thatwill stop at nothing to expand its various monopolies.The key to defeating the NSA is not attacking it directlybut by undermining and replacing the corporateinterests that created it and direct it in the first place. **June 22, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LocalOrg) - Russia's ITAR-TASS News Agency reported in an article titled, "Russia wants to repl... more »

“Gaza Will Live”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*“Gaza Will Live”* by César Chelala “As Gaza reaches seven years of occupation the situation continues to deteriorate, causing enormous and unnecessary civilian suffering to a population whose main sin is to want to remain alive and proper in their own land. As a result of the Israeli government actions, a “separation policy” between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank is in effect, closing the possibility of family reunions either to celebrate or mourn the death of a relative. As Amir Rotem, Director of the Public Department at Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, an Israel... more »

Obama and ISIL

Burcu Bayram at Duck of Minerva - 5 days ago
President Obama announced that the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisors to assist the Iraqis in the fight against the Sunni Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, ISIL, but there will be no American troops on the ground and no air strikes for now. “Ultimately, this is something that is going to Continue reading

Satire: “Bush Creates Painting of What He Imagines Iraq is Like Today”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*“Bush Creates Painting of What He Imagines Iraq is Like Today”* by Andy Borowitz DALLAS (The Borowitz Report)— “President George W. Bush unveiled his latest offering as an artist today—a painting of what he imagines Iraq looks like now. Talking to reporters at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, the President said he did not read the news before composing his latest work. “I was never big on that,” he said. Pronouncing himself pleased with his painting of Iraq, Mr. Bush said he was getting to work on a new painting entitled, “The World’s Really Nice Climat... more »

The Iraqi Army Is Not A Genuine Fighting Force, But A Giant Cash Making Machine

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 days ago
For people who have trouble understanding how a few thousand Jihadist fighters managed to take large cities from the Iraqi army, whose numbers are so much larger, remember one thing: this is the army that is still using fake bomb detectors on checkpoints and streets that were sold to them by a British con artist during the U.S. occupation years ago. That is all that the world needs to know to better understand the nature of the Iraqi army. Even after the bomb detectors were proven to be fake Iraq's military leadership still have not gotten rid of them. This might be a small and ins... more »

Emma Hewitt - Rewind (Mikkas Remix)

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 days ago
The Solid disco has been too, too commercial of late. It's *even had guitars on*. Enough of this nonsense, let's get back to brass tacks. Tonight's dancefloor is reverberating with the sound of this:

Who’s on First?

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 5 days ago
June 21, 2014 Okay, let me see if I can get this straight. The Saudis (our Sunni friends) trained ISIS (their Sunni terrorists) to fight in Syria (their Shia enemies) and we supported them because they were the “good” terrorists … Continue reading →

Top 10 Suggestions That Should be Made by the North Carolina Black Advisory Board

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 5 days ago
Yesterday, the Republican National Committee announced it was forming a Black Advisory Board in North Carolina. Chairman Reince Priebus said, “We are fortunate to have this accomplished group of leaders to help guide our engagement efforts in North Carolina. Their knowledge and roots in black communities across the state will be invaluable as we share our message of empowerment and expanding access to the American Dream.” However, just last February, that same state passed one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the nation in light of the Supreme Court essentially gutting ... more »

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin - A Governor of The People.

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 5 days ago
IN VERMONT, the GMO battle between the people and corporate greed rages on. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed GMO Labeling Bill H.112 into law. But the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), made up of companies like Monsanto, Syngent...a, Kellogg's, Nestlé, and General Mills, seems to be allergic to the democratic process - and fearing that consumers will reject genetically engineered foods if labeled - has sued Vermont to overturn the law. This suit is in addition to their attempts at the federal level to outlaw states' rights to pass laws mandating GMO labeling. Vermont ... more »

Big Agri's GMO "Super Bananas for Brown People"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 5 days ago
Perhaps the most racists, disgusting public relations stunt yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world's food supply. *June 21, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LocalOrg) - Much of the starvation and malnutrition across the so-called "developing" or "third" world, is due to the unmitigated, global campaign of human exploitation driven by globalization. The Walmarts and Tescos of the world line their shelves with goods cultivated, manufactured, and otherwise sourced from millions of people living under unhealthy, inhumane conditions up to and including li... more »

June 21:It was last night on St. George St.....-

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 5 days ago
.....as I drove by I caught a glimpse of an elderly man. He looked pretty ragged, and he was sleeping in the doorway of a business closed for the day. Gosh, I thought. We really should do more for these people. Then it hit me. Big business has already taken steps to solve that problem. We'll borrow over a hundred million to build an "events centre'. Yeah. That that old man will have a much nicer doorway to sleep in. That all came to mind as I read E6 of today's paper. with pictures of three people who never sleep in doorways. It seems they're being honoured by the New Brunswick Busi... more »

Notes on a co-location. It’s the little differences. #charterschools @revolutionfoods

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 5 days ago
We are often told that, in some areas, charter schools are STILL public schools, as if this is meant to placate any of our concerns. This comment proves that we should have something to worry about. I can think of innumerable ways charter schools are both exactly like public schools and not in the least […]

Siméon Denis Poisson: a birthday

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 5 days ago
Siméon Denis Poisson was born at the beginning of Summer 1781, on June 21st (like today), to a French royal soldier. He would die in 1840, at age of 58. He was a top French mathematician, geometer, and physicist of his era. Both Lagrange and Laplace were his advisers. Liouville, Dirichlet, and Carnot (of the thermodynamic cycle fame) were among his students. Revolutionary changes in France have influenced him in many professional ways. You may read it elsewhere. But I want to mention his work. It's remarkable how many insights have been named after him. First, there are some ... more »

Some Candidates For Congress Favor Domestic Spying And Some Oppose It-- Where Do You Stand?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 days ago
I almost never leave the house anymore unless I'm going to Mali or India or Tuscany or someplace cool. But Thursday evening I went out-- to the Japanese Community Center to see a lecture by Glenn Greenwald, ostensibly a book talk for No Place To Hide. It was sold out-- every single seat taken and when Glenn walked out onto the stage, he had a roaring standing ovation. The event, at least for me, was better than most rock shows. I touched on it yesterday but up top you can watch a section, towards the end of his talk, about why privacy-- which authoritarian/comformist societies are... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 days ago
The U.S. Army's Top Secret Arctic nuclear base under the ice - "Camp Century" restored classified film. In the late 1950's, during the height of the Cold War, the Pentagon created a "secret base" in the Arctic for "research purposes". Project Iceworm was the code name for a top-secret US Army program during the Cold War to build a network of mobile nuclear missile launch sites under the Greenland ice sheet. The ultimate objective of placing medium-range missiles under the ice – close enough to strike targets within the Soviet Union – was kept secret from the Danish government. To... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 days ago
*St. Rose Stench Traced to Crude ~NOLA DEFENDER* *Our Views: The decider is upstairs ~The Advocate* *2014 IFT Annual Meeting* *New Orleans Based Franchise Expands into Poland ~Digital Journal* *Forgotten Bayou, life on the edge of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole*

Transcript of Gates’ March 2014 Washington Post Interview

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 5 days ago
On June 7, 2014, Washington Post reporter Lyndsey Layton published a blockbuster article largely based on a 28-minute interview she had with Gates following his keynote speech at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ (NBPTS) Teaching and Learning Conference in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2014. I am writing my second book, this one on the origins of the Common […]

US Supreme Court Protects Polluters

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 days ago
A week or so ago the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that state laws posing statutes of limitations for environmental crimes are NOT trumped by the federal Superfund law: "Toxic Water Ruling May Doom Marines' Claims" (2014, June 10) The Arizona Republic, p. 3B."North Carolina's law requiring lawsuits to be brought within 10 years of contamination is not superseded by a federal law designed to give victims a two-year opportunity to file claims after the pollution comes to light" Other states have similar laws limiting liability for polluters. Victims are simply out of luck. Another a... more »

French anti-Semitism on the front page!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 5 days ago
*SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014* *Colbert King's column inside:* Atop the front page of the Washington Post, Anthony Faiola offers a powerful portrait of growing anti-Semitism in France. We strongly recommend it. (First point of weirdness: Faiola’s impressive piece dominates the front page of the hard-copy Post. But go figure! As we write, his report isn’t cited anywhere on the front page of the Post’s web site. It isn’t linked there at all.) Faiola builds his portrait around the work of the demented French “comedian,” Dieudonné M’bala M’bala. We’ll admit that several uncharitable conne... more »

Security In Iraq’s Anbar Shows Battle Against Insurgents Will Be Long And Often Futile

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 5 days ago
The Iraqi insurgency’s sudden charge across the country has focused most of the world’s attention upon Ninewa, Salahaddin, and to a lesser extent Diyala province. In western Anbar however, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have been in a pitched battle against militants since the very end of December 2013. The fighting there provides important examples for how the government’s forces will confront the insurgency in the rest of the country. The major lessoned learned is that the army and police even with help of local tribes can take any area, but they simply cannot hold it leading t... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 days ago
- Having a great visit with my son in Kansas City where he brought 17 of his debate students from Taiwan for a big tournament. There were about 3,000 kids at the tournament from the US and around the world. Six of his kids made it to quarterfinals and it was fun to see them get their awards yesterday in the closing ceremony. Last night we took seven of the boys to a Kansas City Royals baseball game. This morning one of the Taiwanese moms thanked me for raising such a good son. Just the kind of compliment a parent likes to hear about their kid. Right n... more »

The Ukraine Genocide and Its Cheerleaders

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 5 days ago
(Ed. note: Be sure to follow the link to State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki's press conference earlier this week, in which she seemed O.K. with the Ukrainian ambassador's characterization of ethnic Russians as "subhuman.") By Vera Graziadei crossposted from Global Research copyright globalresearch.ca As the world’s media circus moves on to Iraq and the international community’s already-waning attention switches from Ukraine to a new series of the ‘US foreign policy disaster’ horror show, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk publicly announces Kiev government’s genocida... more »

Multiple Use Mid-River highway - more economical & beneficial than the proposed riverside project.

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 5 days ago
- by BK Lim & FASEI ( Jan 2013, revised 18 June 2014 with special emphasis on the Chao Phraya Mid-River project) *Duped into Oil Addiction when cheaper & cleaner alternatives are available* The world had been duped into over-dependence (read addiction as in drug addiction admitted by Pres. GW Bush) on expensive “fossil oil” by the Oil Cabal Mafia (OCM). The truth is, more than 90% of the so-called fossil oil extracted commercially to-date, were abiogenic (ie non biogenic/fossilised fuel) in origin. Through slow geological migration process, these long-term renewable de... more »

Multiple Use Mid-River highway - more economical & beneficial than the proposed riverside project.

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 5 days ago
- by BK Lim & FASEI ( Jan 2013, revised 18 June 2014 with special emphasis on the Chao Phraya Mid-River project) *Duped into Oil Addiction when cheaper & cleaner alternatives are available* The world had been duped into over-dependence (read addiction as in drug addiction admitted by Pres. GW Bush) on expensive “fossil oil” by the Oil Cabal Mafia (OCM). The truth is, more than 90% of the so-called fossil oil extracted commercially to-date, were abiogenic (ie non biogenic/fossilised fuel) in origin. Through slow geological migration process, these long-term renewable d... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 days ago
The real job of the new "president" of Ukraine is to translate instructions from the US. Any talk about ceasefire is a joke as US-NATO do everything possible to bring the conflict to Russia. The western media distortions of the reality underway in Ukraine is more than revealing to anyone actually paying attention to what is going on.

Trans-National Corporate Mole, Stephen Harper, Corporation`s Inside Man

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 5 days ago
*Written by Mark Taliano* *Stephen Harper’s very ascent to the Prime Minister’s office was enabled by a corporate media strategy of censorship through omission. * Corporate media conveniently suppressed Harper’s previous affiliation with the fascistic Northern Foundation Northern Foundation and the National Citizens Coalition – an extreme right wing lobby group. The convenient suppression of his past political associations --- enabled by media baron Conrad Black (who was also a member of the Northern Foundation), allowed Harper to present himself as a “moderate” conservat... more »

A comparison of Formula One pitstops in 1950 and today

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 days ago
Quite a difference, but they can go wrong...

Mike's Story Part 57 - The Social Ladder of Psychiatric Asylums

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 5 days ago
*By **Jenna** Orkin* *3/13/2007 2:44:24 PM Eastern Standard Time* *To Ray *Kohlman *Subj: he wants to know the likelihood of your being named administrator * *[email text] if he died intestate. **he's rattled bcs the will requires three witnesses. he knows i wouldn't help out there. nor should i, if i'm named in it. * *i think he could probably get the three witnesses at the stationery store [a central source of materials required by the legal profession and located on the accurately named "Court Street" in Brooklyn, the store could have summoned five witnesses at a snap simp... more »

Kansas? Louisiana? Nope. New Brunswick refers patients to religious counsellors

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 5 days ago
Imagine for a moment that you or a friend or rellie has a health concern. It's not (yet) 911-ambulance time, but you want some information on what your options are should it come to that. All (?) provincial health ministries run handy tele-health lines with supposedly trained professionals ready to answer your questions with good, up-to-date info. In New Brunswick, this service is called Telecare. Back in April, when we learned that the only private abortion clinic east of Montreal was closing, we predicted that there'd be some unintended consequences for the NB and PEI governments... more »

On Inherited Wealth

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 5 days ago
Click here to read my column in Sunday's *NY Times*.

Rahm Emanuel: "MEGA"

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 days ago
*"MEGA" reads "My Pet Fish" to some constituents he has just realised cannot legally vote* *Prior to the IDF.* "...And then after the mid-air rendezvous over the Stewart Air National Guard Base, we replace each of the 767s with a drone..." *"It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of col... more »

All sorts of corruption, but who is actually being punished?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 days ago
*Suhua views* Today offered contrasting corruptions. First, Ex-Chiayi County Council Yu Cheng-ta skipped out on his prison sentence...(TaiwanNews) The 53-year-old's guilty verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court on May 22 for soliciting a bribe of NT$1 million (US$33,000) from local businessmen in 2007 when the county organized street fairs for the Taiwan Lantern Festival that year. In the final verdict on the case, the court gave a sentence of 10 years and four months with a suspension of civil rights for five years. His jail term was set to begin June 6, but Yu did not show up. ... more »

Dennis Ross Taunts His Moderate Tampa Bay Constituents That He's "More Conservative Than Allen West"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 days ago
A few days ago, we pointed out that a Tampa-area district, FL-15, has been off the national electoral radar but has come into play in light of a poll showing that voters are open to replacing right-wing extremist Dennis Ross with Alan Cohn, the progressive Democrat running for the seat. Cohn is the recipient of the 2007 George Foster Peabody Award, one of journalism's highest honors, for uncovering and then reporting on a case that showed defective parts were being installed on Black Hawk helicopters built by Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft. Unlike O'Reilly, Cohn is an *actua... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 5 days ago
*After Denying Promotion to Conservative Prof, UNC Must Pay His $700K Legal Tab* A criminology professor who successfully sued the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) for denying him a promotion because of his conservative and Christian views has been awarded over $700,000 in legal fees. Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm Howard ruled that UNCW must pay Prof. Mike Adams' attorneys' fees after a jury concluded in March that the university had unfairly discriminated against him. But since UNCW is a state university, North Carolina taxpayers will have to foot... more »

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 5 days ago
By Capt. Fogg Remember Rosemary Woods? Perhaps I should give my customary sigh and ask if you're even *old *enough to remember Richard Nixon's secretary who, as she claimed was dextrous enough 'accidentally' to erase a potentially incriminating tape *seven times*! that was long before e-mail but she gave many months of material to the comedians of the mid 70's when Republicans were heavy handed thugs and bungling burglars as well as ordinary liars, crooks and cheats. The psychotic religious mystics and professional manipulators came later. Somehow we became inured to such executi... more »

The Norwegian Model

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 5 days ago
As a truly nasty fight takes shape over the Northern Gateway, Mitchell Anderson writes that there was always another way. Call it the Norwegian Model -- and it contains three distinct lessons which Stephen Harper ignored: Lesson 1: *Norway built pipelines -- to Norway* Back in the early 1970s, Norwegians insisted that North Sea petroleum be processed in Norway through a pipeline controlled by their state-owned oil company Statoil. This was not just an economic advantage, but an expression of resource sovereignty. The outraged negotiators for Phillips Petroleum, who were counting ... more »

US vs Syria: How to Lose a War in 3 Years

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 5 days ago
*June 21, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The government in Damascus and the Syrian Arab Army have begun restoring order across the country after over 3 years of devastating fighting. The so-called "capital of the revolution," the city of Homs, has been reclaimed by government forces and people have begun returning home. A recent election carried out across Syria and throughout expatriated Syrian communities around the world portrayed widespread support for the government in Damascus and more over, the idea of Syria as a nation itself. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the ... more »

S-400 Air Defense Systems to Protect Russia's Kamchatka

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: S-400 Triumf]Anti-aircraft defense in Kamchatka will be reinforced with new S-400 Triumf systems, the Ministry of Defense said Friday. “They acquired new military hardware there – air defense missile system S-400, which in the near future will be delivered to the anti-aircraft division in northeast Russia,” Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov said. Several months ago combat units from the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky air defense missile division underwent successful training at the Air Force Training center in Gatchina, Leningrad Region. Read more

How much has the Affordable Care Act reduced potential GDP?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 5 days ago
The Affordable Care Act added "about six percentage points to the marginal tax rate faced, on average, by workers in the economy." So estimates the University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan. Given that labor income was already taxed by income and payroll taxes, that figure indicates the return to working fell by about 10 percent. If we apply a plausible aggregate labor supply elasticity of 0.5, this in turn suggests a decline in labor supply of about 5 percent. In the long run, as the capital stock adjusts, a fall in labor supply leads to a proportionate fall in output. So w... more »

Yars missile complex facilities to be commissioned in Kaluga region in December

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: RS-23 Yars ICBM]Infrastructure facilities at the Yars missile system complex near the city of Kaluga in central European Russia are to be commissioned in December 2014, in line with the schedule, the press service of Russia’s Federal Agency for Special Construction Projects (Spetsstroi) told ITAR-TASS on Friday. The Kozelsk missile troops unit has been shifting to RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles since 2012 to be the first one in the Russian army to be completely equipped with such weapons. “The complex is planned to be commissioned in December 2014 in full co... more »

Tu-95 bomber fires new cruise missiles at Kamchatka range in training

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: Tu-96MS Bear]A Tu-95MS strategic bomber in exercises on Friday fired six new high precision cruise missiles at targets in Kamchatka, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry told ITAR-TASS. The ground targets in the Kura firing range in Kamchatka were hit successfully. "One strategic missile carrier Tu-95MS fired six new air-launched high precision cruise missiles with the use of a multipurpose launcher at ground targets in the air firing range of Kura. The crew carried out its tasks well the training targets in the range were hit," a defense ministry source said. ... more »

Mauritania turns DC-3 into surveillance aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: BT-67 aircraft]The Mauritanian Islamic Air Force (FAIM) has increased its ability to monitor the country's vast, sparsely populated territory by upgrading its Basler Turbo BT-67 with an electro-optical (EO) turret and associated mission systems so it can carry out surveillance as well as transport duties. The upgraded aircraft featured in a news package broadcast by the France 24's Arabic channel, which included footage of the aircraft taking off from Nouakchott International Airport and carrying out a surveillance mission over Assaba, more than 500 km to the southeast, on 2... more »

Astra Missile Testfired from Fighter Jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: Astra missile launch]The country’s first indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missile Astra was test-fired successfully from fighter aircraft Su-30MKI by the Air Force from a naval range off Goa on Friday. Defence sources said the launch conducted at an altitude of six km was a control and guidance flight, which successfully demonstrated interception of an electronically simulated target at long range. On June 9, a similar trial was conducted from the same defence base. Both the tests conducted to demonstrate the aerodynamic characteristics of the missile, ... more »

More Than 400 Military Drones Have Crashed Worldwide

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: Drone crash]More than 400 military drone aircraft have crashed in “major accidents” both abroad and in the United States since 2001, according to a new Washington Post investigation. The report Friday, based on more than 50,000 pages of documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, found that hundreds of military drones have crashed in previously unreported incidents due to a host of problems, including mechanical failure, human error, weather and other reasons. No deaths from drone crashes have been reported yet but the documents detail close calls, including in... more »

The Air Force Is Already Planning Its Next-Generation Drone Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: Phantom Ray]Air Force leaders are in the early stages of planning the service’s next-generation drone fleet that could reshape the Air Force’s entire fleet and continue to lower the number of airborne pilots, service officials said. The Air Force’s drone fleet has taken over a much more prominent role in combat operations over the past ten years, but the technologies incorporated into the Air Force’s drone fleet still lag woefully behind the most advanced manned fighters and bombers. This could change over the next 25 years if the service can execute its Remotely Pilot Airc... more »

Japan criticizes Navy defense drill

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: ROCN Parkdongjin]The Navy carried out a gunnery exercise in waters near the Dokdo islets in the East Sea yesterday, rejecting Japan’s request Thursday not to conduct the drill as it overlaps with a maritime zone the island nation claims. The exercise came after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid a visit to a North Korean submarine unit. The South Korean Navy said it released information about the drill, which is conducted annually but not usually publicized, as a measure against heightened threat from Pyongyang. “The drill is intended to deliver a strong message after Pyo... more »

Musical Interlude: Brule', “Stomp Dance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
Brule', “Stomp Dance” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_l2Zt_um6M

Northrop set to receive $4B contract with Navy for Hawkeye aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye]Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. is likely to win a $3.86 billion contract from the Navy to build new surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Northrop’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft would help boost Navy carriers’ ability to detect incoming hostile aircraft and missiles. The five-year contract for 25 Hawkeyes to be flown from aircraft carriers may be awarded by the end of the month. The future contract was revealed in a notice sent by Pentagon acquisitions chief Frank Kendall to Congress last month. Re... more »

U.S. House of Representatives Approves $570 Billion Defense Bill

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
[image: A-10C Thunderbolt II]In an election-year challenge to President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly approved a $570 billion defense bill that halts any Guantanamo transfers for a year, in the furor over the American-for-Taliban swap, and pulls back government spying. The vote was 340-73 for the legislation that provides money for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, personnel, ships and aircraft. An unusual coalition of libertarian Republicans and liberal Democrats pushed through new limits on National Security Agency su... more »

Video art - Vincent Brady - Toroidal Sky

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 5 days ago
While experimenting with different photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, photographer Vincent Brady was shooting 360 degree panoramas in the daytime and long exposures of the stars streaking in the sky at night. It suddenly became clear to Brady that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph he created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. The images show the stars rotating around the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 36... more »

Musical Interlude: Enya, "Only Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
Enya, "Only Time" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6g2BoHQGwk

EMALS to start sled trials on CVN 78 in late 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 days ago
Dead-load launches from the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) technology equipping the new Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) are set to start in late 2015, the US Navy (USN) has confirmed. At-sea aircraft launches from EMALS are expected to follow in 2016 after Ford 's delivery from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding business. An industry team led by General Atomics has developed EMALS as the successor to the venerable C-13 steam catapult installed on all current USN nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Ford , n... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Last of the Mohicans”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
Vangelis, “Last of the Mohicans” - http://www.youtube.com/

A Czech anti-Maidan warrior

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 5 days ago
This guy came to Eastern Ukraine to protect Donbass and to fight against the Maidan regime: I must say that I sort of admire him. His name is Ivo Stejskal and he is a teacher of physical education and civic education in Brno, Moravia, Czechia. He must be sort of inspiring for his (basic school, Novolíšeňská Street) students. The Czech media inform that he's a polite, likable person who gets the best ratings from his friends and colleagues. In his broken but decently understandable (surely for me!) Russian, he told the demonstrators that he considers himself a Slav and came ther... more »

METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Visionary artist & storyteller Luis Guerra on Rag Radio

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 days ago
‘As the Huicholes of northern Mexico have demonstrated to me, art is (or should be) a way of praying, of making an offering to the gods.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2014 Our Rag … finish reading *METRO PODCAST* | Thorne Dreyer : Visionary artist & storyteller Luis Guerra on Rag Radio


Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 days ago
METRO PODCAST | Visionary artist and storyteller Luis Guerra joins Thorne Dreyer on riveting episode of Rag Radio.


Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 days ago
METRO | Beverly Baker Moore reports that Austin’s ‘Hippie Church’ is all celebration, no dogma.

What The Future Holds: A Multifront War In Iraq And Across The Region

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 days ago
*Scenes like this will repeat across Iraq and the region only if it is allowed by the international community.* *1. ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or, alternatively, I$I$ (Islamic State of Israel and the States) vs. the states of Syria, Iraq, Iran, and maybe Turkey.* The takeover of Mosul by ISIL is a direct threat to the interests of all four of these countries. The Jihadists who have set up shop on the doorsteps of these states, thanks both to foreign intelligence support and the incompetence of the Iraqi army, will look to organized crime like their ideological cousi... more »

Friday Beaver - thrifty too

Demeur at Demeur - 5 days ago
Oops looks like these two are trapped. Hope they aren't under the burden of debt. Wars are fought over that you know. Aside from the centuries old blood feud you just knew Iraq would break out in civil war once U.S. troops left. There was no way we could have remained in the country indefinitely. At some point all parties had to come to the table and work out a solution, however installing another puppet dictator didn't help the situation. It's a failed policy on so many occasions. We've done the exact same things in Iraq, Iran, Vietnam, and many of the South American countries al... more »

Money Laundering In WI Cleanses Scott Walker of Rove Stain (When You Have Such a Byzantine Structure It’s Hard To Keep Track of Where All the Millions Are Going:  It's Estimated That Nearly 140 Million Dollars Was Spent by Outside Groups In That Election)  The Loooong Shadow of a NeoCon

BREAKING! Earthquake Strikes 20 Miles From FukushimaLauren McCauley, Common Dreams16 June 2014 According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, one quake measuring magnitude 5.8 and another measuring 5.6 struck off the coast of Honsu — Japan's largest and most populated island — overnight.. . . the larger of the two quakes hit just 21 nautical miles from the Fukushima plant, where the

Support benefits for vets. Don’t support the common core

skrashen at Schools Matter - 5 days ago
Sent to the Santa Monica Daily Press June 20, 2014 There is concern about a US Senate bill (S. 2450) that would expand medical coverage for veterans. The cost will be high, about $50 billion per year. I propose we pay for this important bill by dumping the common core state education standards. The standards will probably cost taxpayers close to $50 billion a year – all common core tests will be given online, which means each student must have an updated computer (figure 50 million students with a new computer every three years), and new software and infrastructure. The common co... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
"Action trumps depression. Confronted with a situation in which our feelings of powerlessness are more than just feelings, we choose to fight the odds, as an existential statement. We bellow our savage war cry in the face of the Roman Legions. We swim against the tidal wave. We attack Goliath with a slingshot, and throw stones at a Sherman tank, and ravage ICBMs with our ball peen hammer. We actively reject the reality of our helplessness; and as we assert defiance, we fan the embers of humanity wherever they live within ourselves and our brothers and sisters." - Josh Mitteldorf • ... more »

Rumi, "Never Alone..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
"On this earth as beyond this earth you never are alone, But are in constant company of things and beings That take a share in your life as you take a share in theirs. As you seek them, so they seek you. As you partake of them, so they partake of you." - Rumi, “The Book of Mirdad”

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
“Scanning the skies for galaxies, Canadian astronomer Paul Hickson and colleagues identified some 100 compact groups of galaxies, now appropriately called Hickson Compact Groups. The four prominent galaxies seen in this intriguing telescopic skyscape are one such group, Hickson 44, about 100 million light-years distant toward the constellation Leo. The two spiral galaxies in the center of the image are edge-on NGC 3190 with its distinctive, warped dust lanes, and S-shaped NGC 3187. Along with the bright elliptical, NGC 3193 at the right, they are also known as Arp 316. * Click image... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "The Apple Orchard"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*"The Apple Orchard"* "Come let us watch the sun go down and walk in twilight through the orchard's green. Does it not seem as if we had for long collected, saved and harbored within us old memories? To find releases and seek new hopes, remembering half-forgotten joys, mingled with darkness coming from within, as we randomly voice our thoughts aloud wandering beneath these harvest-laden trees reminiscent of Durer woodcuts, branches which, bent under the fully ripened fruit, wait patiently, trying to outlast, to serve another season's hundred days of toil, straining, uncomplaining, by not ... more »

"Kurt Vonnegut: Quotes And Comments"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*"Kurt Vonnegut: Quotes And Comments"* by Josh Modell, Kyle Ryan, Noel Murray, Scott Gordon, And Tasha Robinson "So it goes." Unlike many of these quotes, the repeated refrain from Vonnegut's classic 'Slaughterhouse-Five' isn't notable for its unique wording so much as for how much emotion—and dismissal of emotion—it packs into three simple, world-weary words that simultaneously accept and dismiss everything. There's a reason this quote graced practically every elegy written for Vonnegut over the past two weeks (yes, including ours): It neatly encompasses a whole way of life. More ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "Free As A Bird"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*"Free As A Bird"* by Chet Raymo "All afternoon I have been watching a pair of hummingbirds play about our porch. They live somewhere nearby, though I haven't found their nest. They are attracted to our hummingbird feeder, which we keep full of sugar water. What perfect little machines they are! No other bird can perform their tricks of flight - flying backwards, hovering in place. Zip. Zip. From perch to perch in a blur of iridescence. If you want a symbol of freedom, the hummingbird is it. Exuberant. Unpredictable. A streak of pure fun. It is the speed, of course, that gives the ... more »

Jonah Raskin : BOOKS | El Paso poet Bobby Byrd soars

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 days ago
In ‘Otherwise, My Life Is Ordinary,’ Bobby Byrd has taken ordinary things and people and turned them into something extraordinary. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2014 [Otherwise My Life Is Ordinary: Poems by Bobby Byrd … finish reading Jonah Raskin : *BOOKS* | El Paso poet Bobby Byrd soars


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 days ago
Check out the Red Galactic Uniforms on the left... ;) *"Invisible"* It’s like the room just cleared of smoke I didn’t even want the heart you broke It’s yours to keep You just might need one I finally found my real name *[I AM]* I won’t be me when you see me again No, I won’t be my father’s son *I A*M more than you know *I AM* more than you see here More than you let me be *I AM* more than you know A body in a soul You don’t see me but you will *I AM* not invisible That's right I’ll be in the invisible world I don’t dream, not as such I don’t even think about you that much Unless ... more »

Melli vs. Messi:Iran's Soccer Team Squares Off Against Sanctions, Shrinkage, and Argentina's 'La Selección'

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 5 days ago
Attempting to navigate a field of international rivals, under close scrutiny on a world stage, and achieve multilateral recognition before the window of opportunity closes in mid-July, top-level representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran have their work cut out for them this summer. While hopes for a positive outcome have waned of late, there is still time to turn things around. This is

What's next for the Washington R------s?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 5 days ago
[*Click to enlarge*] *"It's chilling, because what they're really talking about is the result of centuries of United States policy against native people and the historical precedent of genocide. That argument speaks to the idea that people do not believe that Native Americans exist. In their experience, there are no Native Americans, so the only context you've ever heard that term is through football."* *-- Jacqueline Keeler, a co-founder of Eradicating OffensiveNative Mascotry, to *The New Yorker*'s Jay Caspian Kang* *"[Suzan] Harjo ["the woman who was the driving force behind th... more »

“Cognitive Dissonance? Or Mass Dissassociative Disorder?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*“Cognitive Dissonance? * *Or Mass Dissassociative Disorder?”* by Zen Gardner "Sounds like a false choice, I know, but it’s not. Unconscious humanity is in a real pickle. A little term defining first since these concepts may seem confusing. Cognitive dissonance, which most people are familiar with, is a psychological phenomenon that takes place in less than conscious human thinking, and a favorite tool for manipulation by social engineers. It pits the experiencer between what they’re being told and the fact that what they’re witnessing is nothing of the sort. The subject then has ... more »

"Cognitive Dissonance"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.” - Frantz Fanon

Concerning knotweed

risa bear at A Way to Live - 5 days ago
*Reposted from 2010.* [Twenty-one] years ago, our family occupied this site. I'm not absolutely certain what "ownership" means; my own tribe has behaved badly, in my own opinion, and I can only plead that that was before my time. And so here we are. I can quibble that our whole species is invasive on this continent, for what that's worth. I do know we Bears gave up what was, to us, a lot of money for fifteen years in order to be able to say the place is "ours," and I know that we have to give a certain sum to the local jurisdiction -- something called a "county" -- every year, or we... more »


Australia is a Westernised nation that exists within the Asian sphere of influence. Despite our geographic position, however, Australia has steadfastly clung to its Western roots, first with Britain and latterly with the US. But with changing times in a changing world it may be time to rethink our traditional and outdated alliances and consider our position relative to our neighbours. There has been a massive socio-economic gap between us and many of our neighbours in the region but now that gap is slowly getting narrower. There are also fundamental societal differences including re... more »

Satire: “In Rare Consensus, Sunnis and Shiites Tell Cheney to Shut Up”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*“In Rare Consensus, Sunnis and Shiites Tell Cheney to Shut Up”* by Andy Borowitz BAGHDAD (The Borowitz Report)— “In a development that offers a faint glimmer of hope for Iraq, both Sunnis and Shiites are finding common ground in the view that former Vice-President Dick Cheney seriously needs to shut up. In the days following the publication, this week, of a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece about Iraq that Cheney wrote with his daughter Liz, hatred of the former Vice-President has, to the surprise of many, become the first thing that Sunnis and Shiites have agreed upon in centuries. ... more »

Mr. Netanyahu Crows to Washington (A Brief Retrospective)

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 5 days ago
(Photo Credit: Platon) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loves recycling dire warnings about Middle Eastern rivals acquiring nuclear weapons. He's been doing it for years. For as long as we can remember, Netanyahu has insisted that "time is running out" on preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, despite the fact that Iran has no nuclear weapons program. In July 2013, he declared

Rabid Rabin: Remember, Netanyahu's Nuclear Propaganda is Nothing New

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 5 days ago
Rabin at the White House with President Bill Clinton, 1995. (Robert Giroux/AFP/Getty Images) Lest anyone think that Benjamin Netanyahu invented the talking points so often repeated in hysterical Israeli warnings about Iran, here's a glimpse at what Yitzhak Rabin told AIPAC back in 1995: Oh yeah, and just in case you thought presidential pandering to Israeli alarmism has

Does anyone doubt that "Slimy Scott" Walker is a crook? Still, don't expect to see him on a chain gang anytime soon

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 5 days ago
Screen cap from Billionaires for Wealthcare (click to enlarge) *"Shit just got real. 'Scott Walker Involved in Criminal Scheme' is currently the BANNER headline on the front page of 18 Wisconsin newspaper sites. The breath and depth of the coverage is simply devastating. The story is engulfing Walker across the entire state, from cities to suburbia to even rural farm country."* *-- from Billionaires for Wealthcare's Daily Kos postlast night,* "Wisconsin Firestorm Engulfing Walker" *by Ken* So now at least we have some idea what it is that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is thought to... more »

I've Hit the Big Time. Yay?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 5 days ago
Every now and then, I like to look through my hit counter's stats and see where my hits come from. I've noticed lately that I get a middling number of hits from universities (Auburn, U of So Cal, Cornell, Princeton, etc), and one regular reader from the DoD Network Information Center, whatever the hell that is. But one caught my eye tonight and it's this one: So I looked up the IP address in an attempt to see whose staffer read my blog. I was hoping for a Democrat but my heart sank into my stomach when I did a Google search and found the following 2009 Wiki... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago

"Masters Of The Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago

"Everyone Knows That the Federal Reserve Banks Are PRIVATE… Except the American People"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*"Everyone Knows That the Federal Reserve Banks Are PRIVATE…* * Except the American People"* By Washingtons Blog "The country’s most powerful “agency”– the Federal Reserve– is actually no more federal than Federal Express. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1928: "Instrumentalities like the national banks or the federal reserve banks, in which there are private interests, are not departments of the government. They are private corporations in which the government has an interest." The long-time Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee (Charles McFadden) said on June 10, 19... more »

The Economy: “Fed Policies Are Dangerous Claptrap... Here's Why...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 days ago
*“Fed Policies Are Dangerous Claptrap... Here's Why...” * by Bill Bonner “When we left off yesterday, we promised to take up an important theme on the morrow. The morrow is here. True to our word, we will do so. The subject is wages. And we are digging in. On the surface, we lament the lack of any forward progress in US hourly compensation over the last half century. Deeper down, in the clay and subsoil, we wonder how it is possible that the world's richest and most technologically advanced economy ever, operating during a 50-year period that included the invention of the Internet... more »

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