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Thomas Paine

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

26 June - Blogs I'm Following ( Late Night )

10:20pm MDST

Lindsey Graham Won His Primary, But BRAVO TV Star Thomas Ravenel May Well Still Do Him Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 minutes ago
We've been writing about how the DSCC is missing their best opportunity of 2014 by not taking advantage of a peculiar situation in South Dakota where there are 3 Republicans on the November ballot against populist Democrat Rick Weiland. The Party Establishment has a garden variety corporate shill in the race, Mike Rounds, and he's the official party designee, but 2 very well-known Republicans, ex-U.S. Senator Larry Pressler, and state Senator Gordon Howie, both running as Independents, feel strongly that Rounds is unfit to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. There's a similar... more »

Historical US Gold Reserves simply can't be consistent with the actual history of the closing the the London gold Pool in 1968 ( due to London and the US having a few months of gold left to meet French demands for gold ) and the closing of the US gold window in 1971 by President Nixon..... And as the historical data for US Gold Reserves do not indicate any measurable change in gold reserves since the early 1970's ( such as gold purchases to offset those massive deliveries of gold in the late 1960's ) , there simply cannot be physical gold in the US ( US Treasury or Federal Reserve ) that matches up with the so called official data..... Which explains why Germany's Government has given up on bring their gold home from the New York Federal Bank ! Austria will bay at the moon but back off as well..... what's gone is gone and it's not coming back !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 23 minutes ago
How can the US Government ( US Treasury ) or the Federal Reserve have any sizable physical gold left ? First the official malarkey .... Focus on years starting 1968 - 1971..... Historical U.S. Gold Reserves *by Tim Iacono - The Mess that Greenspan Made* Published : February 19th, 2013 Keywords : Bretton Woods | Gold | Gold Reserves | Gold Standard | Us Gold | From the historical data in the World Gold Council’s archives comes the chart below depicting the dramatic rise and fall of U.S. gold reserves before and after World War II (note that the stair-step pattern prior to 1950... more »

New Axis of Evil ( Fear mongers ) Holder / Graham and Cheney on display ( June 26 , 2014 ) ....... Once again , don't doubt for a second that scaring the public and False Flag ops are anything but bipartisan operations ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 23 minutes ago
Speaking of Homegrown Terrorists: Tricky Dick Cheney Predicts a “massive attack on the homeland” Kimberly Paxton www.TheDailySheeple.com June 25th, 2014 Reader Views: 3,850 Comments (12) 429 58 522 [image: richard-dick-cheney] I don’t know about you, but when multiple politicians begin to warn us of terrorist attacks, I get an itchy little feeling that the warning is dire indeed…that something is definitely coming…but that the actual terrorists are not the people they are warning us about. Could the *real* homegrown terrorists please stand up? First of all, Eric Holder launched hi... more »

Enenews Having Log In Problems

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
I tried to log in to discuss webcam observations given the strange emissions today. I couldn't tell whether fog or steam was smothering the site in strange eddies. This morning's pinkness did not look the least bit natural as it was spiked with red. I wasn't able to log in at that or any other thread. Here is the discussion forum http://enenews.com/forum-fukushima-webcam-discussion-thread-dec-26-1013-present It always makes me a bit paranoid when Enenews login fails during a suspected large emission event.

Hot enough for you? Summer blasts its way in -- and we've got it in cartoon form

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
New Yorker *cartoon editor Bob Mankoff adds a note of caution to this vision of paradise conjured by Roz Chast: "Don’t try this at home unless this is in your home." (Note: You should be able to enlarge tonight's cartoon's a little -- like from 420 to 465 pixels wide -- by clicking on them. You'll have to make this call for yourself.)* *by Ken* Sorry, this is just another of those days when the thought of any of the things I could and perhaps should be writing about just makes me too crazy, and it's a day when I felt obliged to take off from work even though that meant making the ... more »

Sovereign shenanigans - June 26 , 2014 -- As Spain gets ready to shaft depositors ( NIRP Strikes: Spain To Create Tax On Bank Deposits - coming perhaps as soon as the month of July ? ) ........ Argentina about to hose bondholders in about a month's time or the end of July ( US court blocks Argentina debt payout US federal court decides not to let most recent installment of Argentina's debt payment through. ) !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-26/nirp-strikes-spain-create-tax-bank-deposits NIRP Strikes: Spain To Create Tax On Bank Deposits [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durdenon 06/26/2014 20:46 -0400 inShare It was a little over a year ago, just as the Cyprus deposit confiscation aka "bail in" was taking place, when we asked, rhetorically, if "Spain is preparing for its own deposit levy" when an announcement by Spain's Finance Minister, Montoro, hinted at the imminent arrival of just that. Specifically we said: While Spain's economy minister Luis De Guindos procl... more »

Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9oZ5A548Ak

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Jets of streaming plasma expelled by the central black hole of a massive spiral galaxy light up this composite image of Centaurus A. The jets emanating from Cen A are over a million light years long. *Click image for larger size.* Exactly how the central black hole expels infalling matter is still unknown. After clearing the galaxy, however, the jets inflate large radio bubbles that likely glow for millions of years. If excited by a passing front, radio bubbles can even light up again after a billion years. X-ray light is depicted in the above composite image in blue, while microwav... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Except for totally impulsive or psychotic behavior, every human decision comes down to the choice between two alternatives." - Jeff Duntemann

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sonnets to Orpheus, Part One, IV"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Sonnets to Orpheus, Part One, IV"* "You who let yourselves feel: enter the breathing that is more than your own. Let it brush your cheeks as it divides and rejoins beside you. Blessed ones, whole ones, you where the heart begins: You are the bow that shoots the arrows and you are the target. Fear not the pain. Let its weight fall back into the earth; for heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas. The trees you planted in childhood have grown too heavy. You cannot bring them along. Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Chet Raymo, “Examination Of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Examination Of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo “I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery”, a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade- the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesapea... more »

"Tripping the Switch Fantastic"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Tripping the Switch Fantastic"* By Julian Wash "Dear Humans, Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that can toggle between the worlds of internal and external experience. This “switch” enables us to compare and contrast what we hold to be true against the perceptions and opinions of others. This handy switch is essential. It promotes growth and awareness by opening doors to new ideas and possibilities while keeping us tethered to that familiar landing space we call self. It also serves as a protection device that can “switch off” stimuli... more »

Let's talk about St. Anthony, Minnesota's Rebekah Erler's letter to Obama and some advice for her...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*which she isn't going to like one little bit. Too bad.* Today, Obama had lunch (and photo op) with Rebekah Erler of St. Anthony Park, Minnesota, who wrote him a letter to complain about how hard her life is. And by gosh, the "ribbon cutter" president is supposed to do something about it. *In her own words on video:* "I was frustrated," Erler said. "I paid for my family's mortgage payment and our child care payment all on the same day and was really frustrated at how much it all cost." That was the moment I really decided like, *"*Somebody has to say something about this,"' Er... more »

Gold and Silver Report June 21 , 2014 --- Ed Steer's always excellent Saturday roundup of news / data and views on / or touching on gold , silver , platinum and palladium ........ Koos Jansen missive ( Hong Kong Is The Key In Global Gold Trade, For Now ) ..... Items of note from GATA !

Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
http://www.caseyresearch.com/gsd/edition/russias-central-bank-buys-300000-ounce-of-gold-in-may ¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER From a price perspective it was a pretty quiet trading day on Friday. Gold got sold down to its low, such as it was, at 9:30 a.m. BST in London. The rally from that point didn't do much---and the New York high tick came at 10:30 a.m. EDT. From there it got sold down five bucks and traded flat into the 5:15 p.m. EDT electronic close. The CME Group recorded the low and high ticks as $1,307.10 and $1,321.80 in the August contract. The gold price closed yesterday ... more »

in which i defend the suburbs against misconceptions (some thoughts on reading jane jacobs)

laura k at wmtc - 5 hours ago
I'm reading *Dark Age Ahead*, Jane Jacobs' 2004 strong caution to North American society. I'll blog about the book in general at a later date, but wanted to share some thoughts that keep coming up as I'm reading. This is the first time I'm reading Jacobs since living in a suburb, the kind of area Jacobs reviled, rather than living in a dense urban environment, the kind she revered. And now, when I read Jacobs' shorthand descriptions of suburbs, I wonder if she truly understood them. Two of the charges levelled against suburbs - and if you've read Jacobs or anyone influenced by her, ... more »

Establishment Republicans May Be Winning The Primaries But The Tea Party Wing Controls The Argument

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Louisiana teabagger Steve Scalise isn't the biggest win for the Ted Cruz wing of the GOP The reaction from ugly Republican racists to the embarrassing Tea Party losses in Oklahoma and Mississippi Tuesday-- two of the most brainwashed and extreme right-wing states in the U.S.-- was, to put it mildly, ungracious. McDaniel, of course, is refusing to concede. Limbaugh was screaming about Uncles Toms on the radio the next day and, as the National Memo pointed out, Palin declared that the Mississippi election had been tampered with, the results were illegitimate and that it is pointless fo... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

History: “The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876”* by EyeWitness To History “In late 1875, Sioux and Cheyenne Indians defiantly left their reservations, outraged over the continued intrusions of whites into their sacred lands in the Black Hills. They gathered in Montana with the great warrior Sitting Bull to fight for their lands. The following spring, two victories over the US Cavalry emboldened them to fight on in the summer of 1876. To force the large Indian army back to the reservations, the Army dispatched three columns to attack in coordinated fashion, one of which contained Lt. Col... more »

David McGowan- Covert Ops behind the Hippie Dream

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Thanks Henrik @ Red Ice Creations! David McGowan was born and raised in Torrance, California, just twenty miles south of Laurel Canyon. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in psychology and has, since 1990, run a small business in the greater Los Angeles area. He is also a lifelong music fan who still frequently keeps his radio tuned to classic rock stations. McGowan’s previous books include Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder, and Understanding the F-Word: American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion. We’ll discuss his new book Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Lau... more »

'Tory' Jeremy Paxman says 'Newsnight' is 'made by 13-year olds'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
This is quite something (h/t Sue): *Newsnight is 'made by 13-year-olds', says Jeremy Paxman* The former host says his Conservative leanings made him a lone voice on the show as the younger producers wanted to change the world. So, Boris was being quite shrewd then in joking that Paxo was "the last remaining one-nation Conservative in the BBC" on Jeremy's last edition of *Newsnight*. [Actually, I remember Boris joking about Jeremy being a Conservative in a *Newsnight *interview a year or two back too. Do you?] The *Telegraph *article continues: Speaking at the Chalke Valley History... more »

“Happy Custer Massacre Day!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Happy Custer Massacre Day!”* by James Bovard “On this day in 1876, Gen. George Custer led his 7th Cavalry regiment to their demise in Montana. The Battle of Little Big Horn was one of the biggest defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the war against the Indians. It is only in recent years that proper attention has been paid to the role of atrocities by Custer and other military leaders in stirring up the wrath of oppressed Indians. I visited the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument 45 years ago during a cross-country trip as a 12-year-old boy to a Boy Scout Jamboree in I... more »

NVIC Calls for Vaccine Policy & Law Reform To Protect Human and Civil Rights

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 6 hours ago
posted 5/18/2014 *By Barbara Loe Fisher* No matter who you are or where you live, it is difficult to be part of a minority. It takes courage to follow your conscience. It takes courage to stand up and speak out for what you know is right when you are being targeted and sanctioned by those who claim it is their right to bully and shun you for who you are or what you believe. This is especially true for those speaking out and standing up for the right to make informed, voluntary choices about using vaccines, a pharmaceutical product that carries a risk of harm and failure that can be... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
The idea that the Great Depression was finally brought to an end by the onset of WWII has been a staple of history textbooks, documentaries and various war propaganda for decades. This myth continues to be perpetuated to the present day.The idea that war is good for the economy is, needless to say, a fallacious argument which itself is based on incorrect economic data.

NVIC Calls for Vaccine Policy & Law Reform To Protect Human and Civil Rights

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 6 hours ago
Posted 5/18/2014 *by Barbara Loe Fisher* No matter who you are or where you live, it is difficult to be part of a minority. It takes courage to follow your conscience. It takes courage to stand up and speak out for what you know is right when you are being targeted and sanctioned by those who claim it is their right to bully and shun you for who you are or what you believe. This is especially true for those speaking out and standing up for the right to make informed, voluntary choices about using vaccines, a pharmaceutical product that carries a risk of harm and failure that can be ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Your Average Armadillo..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“All of the available data show that the typical American citizen has about as much interest in the life of the mind as does your average armadillo.” - Morris Berman ◆ Apologies to armadillos for the comparison, but if it's true...

Northerntruthseeker Reaches 2 MILLION Hits!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
When I started this blog some 6 years ago, I never ever thought I would see the day that it received 2 million hits, let alone reach even 100,000….. Today is definitely a red letter day for myself, and I do want to thank everyone for making it possible… So here's to 2 Million hits…. And hopefully a few million more…. Today also marks my son's graduation from High School…. He is a bright young man with a very bright future.. And to top it off, he is very Jew wise indeed… He knows who is responsible for the ruination of this planet, and has for the longest time seen through their lies... more »

Kauilapele's Blog: “New internet law in effect in Brazil”

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
http://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/bricspost-6-24-14-new-internet-law-in-effect-in-brazil/ *BRICSPost 6-24-14… “New internet law in effect in Brazil”* Posted on 2014/06/26 by kauilapele *Well, at least somebody’s out there trying to correct things.* ——————————————– *New internet law in effect in Brazil* The Brazilian government’s new legislation aimed at protecting internet privacy and guaranteeing open access to the web came into effect on Monday in a bid to tighten security after the espionage scandal exposed by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The ‘Marc... more »

Supplemental: What Lawrence O’Donnell said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014* *It’s just that time of the cycle:* We’re glad to see that Lawrence O’Donnell has recovered from the injuries he suffered in a taxicab accident. This has been his first week back on the air. Last night, he offered an intriguing framework concerning the pressing question of Hillary Clinton’s wealth: O’DONNELL (6/25/14): Joining me now is Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter for the Washington Post, and Ezra Klein, editor in chief of Vox.com and an MSNBC policy analyst. Nia, as far as I can tell, *I personally am not aware of any interest in ho... more »

"Obama Asks For $500 Million To Equip Syrian Rebels As The ISIS Juggernaut In Iraq Spreads"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Obama Asks For $500 Million To Equip Syrian Rebels* * As The ISIS Juggernaut In Iraq Spreads"* by Tyler Durden "It is going from bad to worse for the Iraqi government, whose armed forces according to at least one unconfirmed media report, have suffered major losses. Perhaps confirming this, is the report from Reuters that overnight ISIS continued it southern creep toward Baghdad, and has now reached a town that is just an hour from Baghdad which is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, "another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and wes... more »

“America's War in Iraq Was a Fool's Errand”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“America's War in Iraq Was a Fool's Errand”* by Bill Bonner “We don't need to add our commentary to the huge body of opinion already existing on the subject of Iraq. We all now know that the mission was a fool's errand and that it wasn't accomplished anyway. We know, too, that it cost trillions of dollars and got a lot of people killed. Nor do we need reminding that it destabilized the Levant. (We never thought it was very stable in the first place.) Still, we are looking on the bright side. The glass may be half empty for the US empire... but it's filling up for its enemies. Ha... more »

ANTHROPOLOGY LESSONS: Sun gods affirmed!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014* *Part 4—Rucker serves Sawyer Inka:* Anthropologically speaking, it’s hard not to think of the 15th-century Inka when we consider the way our young “journalists” defer to their priests and their rulers. In his heralded book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles Mann described the ancient folkways of the Inka. These folkways live on, slightly disguised, in the work of young Yale grads like Philip Rucker, who now writes for the Washington Post. Anthropologically speaking, some things never change! Thupa Inka was the son of the Pacha... more »

June 26: Well, let's start with the June 25 paper.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
....it doesn't take long to read, and has almost nothing worth reading in it. Just two items really struck me. One was a statement by Joe Biden in defence of Harper's seeming indifference to the fate of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned for - well - for being a journalist and doing his job. Harper, though PM of a country of which this reporter is a citizen has shown no interest at all. Biden's take on it is that this is a delicate issue, and that bullhorn methods won't work in dealing with it. Oh? Harper believes in quiet diplomacy? This is the man who made enemies all o... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*Sheriff, city still miles apart on plans for jail ~Jim Mustian, New Orleans Advocate* *Mayor Mitchmo: ‘New Orleans Robbed Of Its Fair Share’ ~The Hayride* *Frenchmen St. businesses upset at lack of rules enforcement ~Eric Paulsen, WWLTV * *New hotels not likely in New Orleans near future* *Premium Parking for Web ~Chris Boudy* *The Spirit of City Park Photo Contest Winners*

Mike's Story Part 62 - Lessons from Los Angeles

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 10 hours ago
*By **Jenna** Orkin* *October 11, 2007 * * On the plane to LA* "See out there on the back of the wing?" Mike said. "Those are the flaps and the helions. When the plane takes off, they're down. You have more air passing over the plane than under it to increase lift on takeoff." I had a flashback-by-proxy to a talk that must have once taken place between Mike and his father. Only now Mike himself was Dad and I was little Mike. "See that jet of water?" A stream arced from the front of the wing. "That's the [I missed the term.] I'm talking a lot because my thumb is hurting... more »

Book Promotion

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
Oh, one more thing before I forget: Over a month and a half ago, I was interviewed via email by Florida-based thriller novelist and Twitter follower Marcia Meara. Yesterday, the interview went live and, as these past two days have been rather hectic at Casa de Pottersville, I'd neglected to tell you you can find the interview here. Part of the reason it was so hectic these past couple of days is because I wanted to coordinate the interview with a book promo (or more like a relaunch) I'm doing for all three of my books, *American Zen*, *The Toy Cop* and the *Mi... more »

Indictable, summary or hybrid

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
R. v. D.M.E., 2014 ONCA 496: The Categories of Offences [29] It is well-known that the *Criminal Code* contains offences that are i. indictable; ii. summary conviction; iii. indictable or summary conviction. Some offences are indictable only. Others are summary conviction only. The third category, with which we are concerned here, consists of hybrid offences that may be prosecuted by indictment or on summary conviction depending upon the Crown's election of mode of proceeding. [30] An offence is indictable if the enactment that creates it provides that an alleged o... more »

"Being Jewish is not a matter of religion"

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 10 hours ago
*"No man will treat with indifference the principle of race. It is the key to history, and why history is often so confused is that it has been written by men who are ignorant of this principle and all the knowledge it involves. . . Language and religion do not make a race--there is only one thing which makes a race, and that is blood." - Benjamin Disraeli, Jewish former Prime Minister of Great Britain* Since the French Revolution, when Jews were granted citizenship in France and eventually all of Western societies, Jews have been considered and treated as a religious minority, rath... more »

Republicans Plan To Flip The Senate In November And Impeach Obama As Quickly As They Can After That

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Looking for another reason to vote against Maine Republican Susan Collins? A few days ago, Jonathan Capehart wrote in the *Washington Post* that "President Obama will be impeached if the Democrats lose control of the U.S. Senate." Keep in mind that due to the unwillingness of Nancy Pelosi to replace that startlingly incompetent and venal Steve Israel as DCCC chair, the Democrats won't only *not* win back the House; they will experience a very painful net loss of seats.) Were Patty Murray still in charge of the DSCC, I wouldn't sweat the chances of the Republicans winning that body.... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
The peas are starting to bud in our back yard at the Addams-Melman House in Bath, Maine. We named our house after WWI-era peace activist and social worker Jane Addams who won the Nobel Peace Prize back in the day when you really had to earn it. The other half of our house name comes from Seymour Melman who was professor of economics at Columbia University in New York. He is regarded as the father of economic conversion and during the late 80's to early 90's that issue of converting away from military production was driving the peace movement as the Cold War came to an end and we... more »

Classroom Video Capture Project Proceeds With No Protocols for Security or Informed Consent

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
With Bill Gates's yesman, Dorsey Hopson, renewed for another term as non-educator-in-charge of Shelby County Schools, the pressure is on to expand the use of Microsoft's cloud-based technology to every aspect of schooling, from administering high stakes tests to video capture of children and teachers for teacher evaluation. Hopson is urging mandatory use of cameras in the classroom, even though there is no protocol in place and none planned to gain teacher or parent permission for these intrusive and insecure video captures, which will be uploaded to third party corporate servers w... more »

Turn Off Your Comcast HotSpot

2old2care at Because I Can - 12 hours ago
*Turn Off Your Comcast HotSpot* For more reasons than I can tell you - I hate Comcast. They are - of course - a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ). Unfortunately I have to use them unless I am willing to accept 1.5 Mbps that CenturlyLink offers - my only other option. So - Comcast reigns supreme Comcast screws their customers every day in every way - becausetheycan And the FCC does nothing This whole issue, the Comcast HotSpot, infuriates me. I bought my own modem – so Comcast can’t make obscene profits off me to “rent” their modem. I bought my own modem... more »

Cavuto Completely Loses it on Michele Bachmann

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
There's something morbidly delightful about seeing right wingers eating their own. It brings to mind snake cults like Set, with the snake consuming itself with its tail in its mouth. or Paul Krendler being fed his own brains by Hannibal Lecter. And, to paraphrase the inimitable Egberto Willies, when you've lost Fox "News", you done lost middle 'Murrica. Mind you, now, this is Neil Cavuto we're talking about here, not some deer-in-the-headlights "liberal" wondering what the fuck he's doing on a Fox sound stage. This isn't Shep Smith or Alan Colmes or *The Five*'s Bob Beckel... more »

Corporate Education Reform: the "civil rights issue" up until it actually addresses civil rights issues like segregation

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
*"Children have a right and a need to have quality schools in their neighborhood." — Francis Howell School District * White school district sends black kids back to failed schools The one upside to the article is that it clearly puts to lie the corporate reformers' assertion that equitable funding isn't the issue. The resegregation—and in many cases, the continuation of segregation—of schools was the first step in creating these inequities that the neoliberal corporate education reformers would later exploit through austerity and privatization programs. This is why monsters like ... more »

Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Back in December 2013 Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik instigated the current fighting in Iraq by making a poor political decision in Anbar. In the middle of December the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) ambushed the leadership of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division and killed all the commanding officers along the Anbar-Ninewa border. The premier announced a security operation to clear the province of insurgents, which rallied most of the country behind it. Maliki decided to take the opportunity to arrest Parliamentarian Ahmed Alwani from the Iraqi Islamic Party who had been one... more »

Manila Flooding Torture

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
This afternoon, around 3:15pm, there was heavy rain for an hour in Makati, then light rains for the next 20 minutes or so. Many parts of Metro Manila experienced such downpour, also some surrounding provinces. Many streets were flooded. (photo from ANC24; descent from Skyway, going to Buendia intersection, Makati) Heaaaavvyy traffic followed in many areas of the metropolis, especially in Buendia and Ayala Avenue in Makati. Productivity losses today is big; fuel consumption by cars and buses is big. I think this unresolved flooding in many Makati streets will affect the candidacy o... more »

Toyota FJ Zombie and Space Reptile Defense Vehile.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Attention Toyota I have a graphic novel if not a TV series in mind based upon a Zombie resistant version of your FJ. A eccentric modify s this vehicle to exist in a Zombie Apocalypse and then it happens. To make it real it runs on ethanol. It has a snowplow of Tiatimum blades and all the windows have sharp titanium screens like Israeli SUV. The family is also been trained to handle swords. They join up with groups of human survivors who are idiots and constantly defeated by Zombies and they move on. However every group has a message to say about how not to survive. This model is ... more »

Full? BBC News - UK population grows by more than 400,000

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
' The ONS said the UK population had increased by about five million since 2001 and by more than 10 million since 1964.' Full yet? More non investigative reporting here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27972335

Can we not be sensible

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Bee Colony Die off. This is serious stuff. This is going to cost the people that eat billions if not eliminate all pollinated products like tomatoes. So like global warming we have two sides. Man using pesticides or nature using a mite. Science says pesticides, but we delay waiting on the mite to kill our pollinated food.

Aboriginal title confers on the group that holds it the exclusive right to decide how the land is used and the right to benefit from those uses

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia*, 2014 SCC 44 is an extraordinarily important decision. Critically it gives aboriginal groups the exclusive power to decide on the use of lands forever. The decision recognized a First Nation's title to a specific tract of land -- with major implications for contentious energy projects like the Northern Gateway pipeline. The decision will make it easier for First Nations to establish title over lands that were regularly used for hunting, fishing and other activities. A legal summary of some of the decision follows: The nature of Aborigin... more »

The Executive Order Hypocrisy of John Boehner

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
Finally free from having to constantly defend himself from an overthrow by the back-stabbing little guttersnipe Eric Cantor, House Speaker John Boehner is cranking up the election year outrage. Boehner is filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's use of executive orders to bypass a gaggle of paid off obstructionists hellbent at wrecking America. Braying about Obama's circumventing of Congress in issuing the orders to deliberately flout the quaint and antiquated system of checks and balances that is pretty much extinct in the corrupt, lawyered-up and spied upon modern polit... more »

"A final number for real US GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014 was just released. The number is not the 2.6% growth rate predicted by the know-nothing economists in January of this year. The number is a decline in GDP of -2.9 percent." "It is possible that the drop in first quarter real GDP is three times the official number." "The US economy cannot grow because corporations pushed by Wall Street have moved the US economy offshore." "An official decline of -2.9 percent in the first quarter implies a second quarter GDP decline. Two declines in a row is the definition of recession." -- Paul Craig Roberts

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 14 hours ago
------------------------------ *A New Recession and a New World Devoid of Washington’s Arrogance? — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ June 25, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter A New Recession and a New World Devoid of Washington’s Arrogance? Paul Craig Roberts June 25, 2014. A final number for real US GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014 was released today. The number is not the 2.6% growth rate predicted by the know-nothing economists in January of this year. The num... more »

A3 Newsletter: Say NO to Another Supermax! (June 25, 2014)

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 14 hours ago
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is organizing a national call-in day on Thursday, June 26 to stop the opening of another Supermax prison. We encourage A3 supporters to join us by taking action with NRCAT, whose call-in alert is featured below. *Grassroots Leadership Honors Robert King* This month, the board and staff of Grassroots Leadership, in North Carolina, spent the evening with Robert King of the Angola 3. Grassroots Leadership wrote afterwards: "We are so profoundly thankful for the opportunity to sit with King as he shared his experience as a politi... more »

Trouble Brewing.

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*Brandon Lee (-DECEASED-) and Paula Hutchence (-DECEASED-)* *1993*

BBC Trust Impartiality Review: BBC coverage of Rural Areas in the UK

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
The latest BBC Trust's report into BBC impartiality is out today. Its author is Heather Hancock, ex-civil servant and former chair of the BBC’s rural affairs committee. You can read it in full here. I suspect you won't be surprised to hear that the report finds that the BBC's coverage is impartial, but there are concerns too. Here are the main points: *Positive findings* *• Overall, the BBC’s coverage of rural areas in the UK is duly impartial. There is no evidence of party political bias, and a wide range of views is aired. * *• In controversial stories, the BBC’s approach ... more »

Politically Inconvenient

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Hypocrisy is at the heart of the Harper regime. That hypocrisy was on display once again this week when John Baird -- the prime minister's bullhorn -- declared that, in the case of Mohamed Fahmy, bullhorn diplomacy wouldn't work. Harper has been using his bullhorn against the tyranny of Vladimir Putin a lot recently. But, when it comes to Egypt, he sees no tyranny at all. The reason for his blind spot, Linda McQuaig writes, is Harper's unquestioning support for Israel: Harper has never cared about democracy in Egypt. On the contrary, democracy there has been seen as a threat to ... more »

Steve Israel's Greatest Accomplishment Of 2014: The 2 Bluest Districts Without Democratic Candidates, Both In Florida

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
¿dónde está Steve? We've made the case that Debbie Wasserman Schultz has, over the last decade, moved-- at times openly and at times stealthily-- to offer political protection to her old comrade, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Back in 2008, when Wasserman Schultz was in charge of the DCCC's Red-to-Blue program and publicly endorsing Ros-Lehtinen (and two other Miami-Dade Republicans) against Democrats, Ileana's 18th CD had a PVI of R+4. Since they, Florida has undergone some significant changes demographically (which we'll get to in a moment) and also in terms of cartology. FL-18 was redrawn i... more »

"The Cost Of Knowing It..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"There's a truth deeper than experience. It's beyond what we see, or even what we feel. It's an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We're helpless, usually, in the face of it; and the cost of knowing it, like the cost of knowing love, is sometimes greater than any heart would willingly pay. It doesn't always help us to love the world, but it does prevent us from hating the world. And the only way to know that truth is to share it, from heart to heart, just as Prabhakar told it to me, just as I'm telling it to you n

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