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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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English: Stillness by Eckhart Tolle, on a Park...
English: Stillness by Eckhart Tolle, on a Park bench plaque, facing Sacramento River, Redding CA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Three-colour photograph of the Horsehead Nebul...
Three-colour photograph of the Horsehead Nebula taken by David Malin at the AAO (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A New Earth
A New Earth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Roemer, White, and BESE Majority Positioning to Sue Jindal

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 hour ago
On July 01, 2014, I attended the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Special Board Meeting initiated by three members: Lottie Beebe, Carolyn Hill, and Jane Smith. These three members wanted a primary focus of the meeting to include discussion of a plan for Louisiana’s school districts for the 2014-15 school year given Louisiana […]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Ban single use items

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 hour ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, is part of a large, dark, molecular cloud. Also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered on a photographic plate in the late 1800s. The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust, although the lower part of the Horsehead's neck casts a shadow to the left. Streams of gas leaving the nebula are funneled by a strong magnetic field. Bright spots in the H... more »

Eckhart Tolle, “The Power of Now” (Excerpt)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Power of Now” (Excerpt)* by Eckhart Tolle • "Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. • Is it not possible to attract only positive conditions into our life? If our attitude and our thinking are always positive, we would manifest only positive events and situations, wouldn't we? Do you truly know what is positive and what is negative? Do you have the total picture? There have been many people for whom limitation, failure, loss, illness, or pain in whatever form turned out to b... more »

"Despair and Survival"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Despair and Survival"* by Sam Smith "Ever since I read Thoreau in high school and adopted as my own his declaration that he would rather sit alone on a pumpkin than be crowded on a velvet stool, I have made the pursuit of individual freedom a part of my daily business. I follow it like others follow football. I know the game, the players, and the rules. And one of the most important things I have discovered is how few people are able to help you much. The psychiatrist with his elegant degree, the minister with an eye on the vestry's budget, the philosophy professor just short of ... more »

"A True Manifestation..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"It's daylight, the sky is cloudy, and human beings believe that beyond the clouds lives an all-powerful God, guiding the fate of men. Meanwhile, look at your son, look at your feet, listen to the sounds around you: down here is the Mother, so much closer, bringing joy to children and energy to those who walk over her body. Why do people prefer to believe in something far away and forget what is there before their eyes, a true manifestation of the miracle?" - Paulo Coelho

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"A Unique Kind Of Affliction..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy. They voice their belief, noisily or subtly, that their difficulties represent a unique kind of affliction that should not be and that has somehow been especially visited upon them, or else upon their families, their tribe, their class, their nation, their race or even their species, and not upon others." "Problems do not go away.... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "One Day"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"One Day"* "One day I will say the gift I once had has been taken. The place I have made for myself belongs to another. The words I have sung are being sung by the ones I would want. Then I will be ready for that voice and the still silence in which it arrives. And if my faith is good then we'll meet again on the road, and we'll be thirsty, and stop and laugh and drink together again from the deep well of things as they are." - David Whyte, "Where Many Rivers Meet" ◆ "The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see -... more »

A DEPOSTIC BRANCH

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago

The Poet: David Whyte, "One Day"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"One Day"* "One day I will say the gift I once had has been taken. The place I have made for myself belongs to another. The words I have sung are being sung by the ones I would want. Then I will be ready for that voice and the still silence in which it arrives. And if my faith is good then we'll meet again on the road, and we'll be thirsty, and stop and laugh and drink together again from the deep well of things as they are." - David Whyte, "Where Many Rivers Meet" ◆ "The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see... more »

“In Awe of The Ordinary”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“In Awe of The Ordinary”* By Ron Nilson “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower - Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.” ~William Blake “We humans love spectacular. The bigger the spectacle the better. From big budget action movies to mile high burgers - from monster trucks to monster amusement park rides. But what passes for spectacular and extraordinary in popular culture is mostly artificial - synthetic creations - soon fading like fireworks in a night sky. Awesome is a word frequently associated with the spectacular. It's a... more »

Whistle blower alert ( July 1 , 2014 ) Cryptome claims all Snowden files will be published in July to avert a war ........ Considering there is an ongoing civil war in Syria , an ongoing civil war in Ukraine , a triparte sectarian battle royale ongoing in Iraq between the Kurds / Shi'a and Sunnis -- what specific " War " is contemplated ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
http://rt.com/usa/169700-cryptome-war-snowden-docs/ Cryptome claims all Snowden files will be published in July to avert a war Published time: July 01, 2014 17:13 Get short URL [image: Screenshot from cryptome.org] Screenshot from cryptome.org Share on tumblr Trends NSA leaks Tags Internet, Snowden, USA, WikiLeaks ​All of the National Security Agency files accessed by former contractor Edward Snowden could be published in the month of July if vaguely worded predictions tweeted this week from the digital library site Cryptome prove to be correct. A series of micro-messages publi... more »

Battle Plan for Baghdad ( June 29 , 2014 ) "The Battle For Baghdad" - A Backgrounder On ISIS' Grand Plan .......... Federal Court Ruling on Kurdish Oil Sales Means Financial Relief for Erbil ........

Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
ISIS Declares A Caliphate; Crucifies 9 Syrian Rebels For Being "Too Moderate" [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/29/2014 13:01 -0400 - Iraq - Reuters inShare1 Erstwhile leader of ISIS, *Sheikh Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has declared himself Caliphate, Amir Al-Mu'minin - Leader of Believers*, as militants bear down on Baghdad. This comes as the extremist group demands that *all Al-Qaeda and Jihadi branches must now pledge allegiance to ISIS*.. if not there are consequences as nine rebels have been crucified for being too 'moderate' or accused of re... more »

Ukraine Updates ( July 1 , 2014 ) ....Ukraine Begins Offensive Against "Parasites"; Who Really Broke the Ceasefire? Journalist Prosecution ....... Ceasefire over - a short SITREP from Juan ....... Putin to West: Stop turning world into 'global barracks,' dictating rules to others !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Mish...... Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:22 PM Ukraine Begins Offensive Against "Parasites"; Who Really Broke the Ceasefire? Journalist Prosecution Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko vows to rid the country of "parasites" and launched a major offensive against the rebels. In doing so, he went against his own advice as well as the advice of German and French leaders says Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reuters reports Ukraine Forces Attack Rebel Positions, Putin Growls. Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tue... more »

“10 Simple But Effective Methods To Combat Everyday Stress”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“10 Simple But Effective Methods To Combat Everyday Stress”* by Refreshing News “Stress has become a modern day reality, becoming so commonplace that it has become a way of life. While in small doses, stress can act as a motivational factor and help you perform better. But it is also important to note that stress is not just a problematic situation; it is also highly hazardous towards health. When you are frequently operating in crisis mode, eventually, your mind and body have to pay the price. The increase in stress levels is directly proportional to increasing number of physical ... more »

Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger By Ashton B. Carter, John Deutch, and Philip Zelikow

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
[image: Home] Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger By Ashton B. Carter, John Deutch, and Philip Zelikow FROM OUR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1998 ISSUE IMAGINING THE TRANSFORMING EVENT Terrorism is not a new phenomenon. But today's terrorists, be they international cults like Aum Shinrikyo or individual nihilists like the Unabomber, act on a greater variety of motives than ever before. More ominously, terrorists may gain access to weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear devices, germ dispensers, poison gas weapons, and even computer viruses. Also new is the world's depe... more »

Satire: “Obama Signs Passive-Aggressive Executive Order”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Obama Signs Passive-Aggressive Executive Order”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)- “Telling Congress, “It’s O.K., I don’t mind doing everything myself,” President Obama prepared to sign a passive-aggressive executive order on Tuesday. While the President did not disclose details about the executive order, he told reporters, “I’m sure Congress is busy with a lot of other things and doesn’t want to be bothered with stuff that’s important to me. Really, they shouldn’t give it a moment’s thought. I’m happy to do the work of the entire government myself.” After news o... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Supreme Court Ruling Grants Land Title To B.C. First Nation” - http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ “They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.” - Red Cloud A nice start... now, what about all the country from Indiana west that was treatied in perpetuity to belong to First People tribes? Well, many, many treaties, all swearing they'd never ever be violated. Yeah, that's what I thought... - CP

A Very Important Distinction: The Trouble Isn’t Liberals. It’s Progressives.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*The distinction that makes a difference in judging those on the left, argues Nick Sorrentino in this guest post, is between liberals and so-called progressives. * ** * * * * *In the below essay I speak in some generality. To be clear, progressive, liberal, libertarian, conservative, each camp has good people and bad people.* [image: The "progressive" who brought us the Federal Reserve Act, the Income Tax, and got us involved in the slaughter which was World War I.] *U.S. President Wilson: The “progressive” who gave the U.S. the Federal Reserve Act and the Income Tax, and took ... more »

Big Greenwald NSA Story Squashed - For Now

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
*"I chose a half measure, when I should have gone all the way... I'll never make that mistake again. No more half measures”* *- Mike Ehrmantraut* With that cryptic tweet from Pulitzer prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald yesterday it is time to consider seriously that the “imminent” game-changing story on NSA surveillance targets and other acts of wanton criminality has been sunk by the US government. Whatever it is that those “new last-minute claims” that preempted the publication by *The Intercept* at midnight last night consisted of, they must have been of the gravest nature ... more »

Jonah Raskin : FILM | ‘Night Moves’ is about ecoterrorists gone awry

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 6 hours ago
It’s hard to imagine that anyone would decide to make a bomb and blow up a dam after watching ‘Night Moves.’ By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 1, 2014 Kelly Reichardt’s 2013 movie, Night Moves — now … finish reading Jonah Raskin : *FILM* | ‘Night Moves’ is about ecoterrorists gone awry

"PATTERN OF UNLAWFUL KILLINGS"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Amnesty International is accusing Israeli forces of using reckless violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. A new report from the human rights group goes as far as to suggest some killings may actually be war crimes.

Salmonella with your flu vaccine, Canada?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
A GlaxoSmithKline Plc plant in Canada that makes the flu vaccine Flulaval has been cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration *for failing to meet quality control standards.* GSK said it is *working to rectify* the problems and does not expect a delay in distributing the vaccine for the 2014-2015 flu season. The company typically starts shipping the product at the end of July. In a warning letter dated June 12 to GSK's flu vaccine manufacturing facility in Ste-Foy, Quebec, the FDA said* the company failed to take appropriate steps to prevent microbiological contamination of pro... more »

Three fingers

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I wanted to listen to the news today just to find out how the BBC and Sky were reporting the murder of the three Israeli teenagers and the ongoing consequences. As luck would have it I had to be out for the best part of the day so I missed the bulk of it. However I did catch some snippets this evening. Daniel Taub, Mustafa Barghouti, Mark Regev, Mustafa Barghouti, Yolande Knell, (I admire the way she makes the town of Halhul sound like ‘hell-hole”) Mustafa Barghouti, Kevin Connolly, Mustafa Barghouti, Peter Lerner, Mustafa Barghouti and lest you forget, Mustafa Barghouti. Not wis... more »

True Love Waits...

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
True Love Waits from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Listen like Thieves...* "He was quite a dominating and forceful person, he always had an opinion and he liked to debate things. Paula would tell me very early on that Bob always had to win in an argument. And if he thought he was losing, he would suddenly quote statistics, or a fact, which would be completely made up. Bob felt he was the boss, the man of the house, and he would always express his worries about Paula's work when he was there, but in a concerned way. *She told me she was quite scared of him..."*

Fury and sadness

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
For those (like Iain Duncan Smith) who think the BBC has been unduly antagonistic toward the government's benefits reforms.... ...and for those who think the BBC is unduly unsympathetic to Israel.... ...just try this, transcribed from immediately after the 8 o'clock news bulletin on Radio 4: *Continuity Announcer*: This is BBC Radio 4. Anne Adams is a blind benefits advisor who, due to the introduction of new inaccessible government forms, now needs a support worker. She tells Peter White about her fury and the sadness she feels at needing sighted assistants. That's on tonight's *I... more »

"But could it also be disproportionate?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The BBC isn't a monolith. While tonight's *PM* covered the funerals of the three murdered Israeli teenagers in an exemplary fashion, last night's *Newsnight* disgraced itself. The programme's introduction from Laura Kuennsberg began as follows: The three kidnapped Israeli teenagers are found dead in a pit on the West Bank. Hamas is getting the blame and, if history is a guide, the Israeli response will be emotional. But could it also be disproportionate? We hear from the Israeli *and* Palestinians. "Hamas is getting the blame" is a form of words which (to me) seems to imply that... more »

Effacing Rolf Harris

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
We now see him for what he is. For decades, Rolf Harris was adored by millions. His was a warm, avuncular presence on our screens. Whether introducing kids to classic cartoons, or shedding a tear over a dying puppy, Harris was a reassuring fixture and one of those very few celebrities to reach national treasure status. No one disliked Rolf, how could you? The women who were abused and assaulted over a 30 year period knew another Rolf Harris. The one who couldn’t keep his hands to himself, the predatory sex pest, the man who groomed and assaulted his daughter’s 13 year-old best frie... more »

Who needs an Apache anyway?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
This Russian version of the A10 will make ISIS sing like old Bob Dylan. An Apache Helicopter is $60 million and thin skinned. The SK 24 costs $11 million and is armored. IMHO the Apache only exists because the US Airforce will not let the Army fly fixed wing craft.

Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle - Diamond Lights (TOTP 1987)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
I haven't yet seen Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle on the same World Cup panel, but if they ever are then remember this performance... Diamond Lights (TOTP 1987): http://youtu.be/1KEMMfV5-Qg Miami Vice jackets...

Happy Canada Day

LeDaro at LeDaro - 9 hours ago

Wake Up, Janet Weiss! (How To Bury Evidence of Your Official Criminal Behavior In Plain Sight) No Name Greenwald Strikes (NOT) Again

Right. The prevalence of revealed actors from the Carlyle Group (or the Bilderberg or the . . . ) in every part of our public sphere (and as providers of access to information) today has absolutely nothing to do with fascism descending full speed on our country (world). Only "truthers" are thinking about those truths. And our man on the scene, Russ Baker. I wonder if it seemed this natural a

Putin is Losing the Current Round of the Ukraine Crisis

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
If only present day global competition were confined to the World Cup. But while eyes have turned back to a new crisis in Iraq—something I’m not exactly proud of predicting here—at least there has been progress on the Ukraine crisis, which has gone from boil to simmer in recent weeks. At this stage it has Continue reading

Quote of the Day: On stupidity

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
[Hat tip Michael Hurd] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Here Paul Craig Roberts is interviewed on The Voice of Russia regarding Washington's foreign policy, which is becoming increasingly unpopular in the U.S. and increasingly menacing in Ukraine and Russia. PCR's opening statement is "I think, perhaps, Americans are catching on to all of the lies. There are now other sources of information, other than the English-speaking Western media. And the account that the US gives, for example, of Ukraine is clearly a lie. And it takes a while before people catch on to the lies." This Russian English-language radio program is quite long, requiring two separate audio files, each taking about a minute to download. The transcript is in good English but leaves out a small amount of material, particularly near the end. But no matter, just listen to PCR's highly instructive replies to the questions put to him.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 10 hours ago
------------------------------ 27 June 17:18 US war against Russia is already underway - expert Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/radio_broadcast/25298789/274016376/© Photo: RIA Novosti/Andrei Stenin How true is the spreading belief that President Obama has ruined US foreign policy, and how does it actually work? The Voice of Russia is discussing it with Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury, currently the chairman of The Institute for Political Economy. *Part I* *Download audio file* *Part II* *Download audio file* *VOR: The US media is pointing to ... more »

Tweets From the Edge

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
I feel bad about those 3 Israeli teens getting killed but why hasn't @CNN once brought up the 1000's of Palestinian kids killed by the @IDF? — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) July 1, 2014 I wonder what Obama's limo libs have to say about him sending 800 troops to Iraq? So much for "getting us out." http://t.co/oMK1csXoQR #p2 — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) July 1, 2014 New Gallup poll shows 100% of people make sweeping generalizations. — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) June 29, 2014 Allen West claims #Benghazi is a distraction from the Archduke Ferdinand's assassination, whi... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 11 hours ago
The Day Before the Day After ~Buggin'out with Editilla the Pun...Tuesday, September 1, 2009 The day before Katrina made landfall, almost 12 hrs exactly, the Math Shopper and I were walking dog Flora on the neutral ground (what we in New Orleans call the grassy median) between Elysian Fields, smoking a nice joint beneath the trees and kicking logic theorems around like they'z jail-house punks, when I spied a dozen fat trademark New Orleans Nightcrawler cock roaches lined up on a tree end to end, nose to tail, completely still but for their long antennae that wriggled about either sid... more »

July1: My old, high school song - and the future of NB education....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 11 hours ago
-----terrible mistake. When I finished my Saturday blog, I forgot to publish it. Just fixed that today.) And now back to my high school song... (Tune: The Caissons Go Rolling Along) "Give a cry, give a cheer For the boys who drink the beer In the cellars of Montreal High. They are rough. they are bold And the liquor they can hold Is a story that's yet to be told......." I still remember every word, though I never even tried to memorize it. The same is true of Rudyard Kipling's "Gunga Din". I read it when I was eight, and fascinated by the wonders and glory (so I thought) of th... more »

The Ceasefire that wasn’t- Fascist Kiev continues it’s ethnic cleansing

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Yup*. *Fascist Kiev.* Same as fascist Canada. Today is *Canada day* and our fascist leadership has sided with the fascists in Kiev. Same/same and sadly so many Canadian are blind to the tyranny in this nation. Because they are blinded by bizarre beliefs. Anyway, big sigh...........No flags or fireworks here today. *Ethnic cleansing- *A policy carried over from the attack in Odessa- Targeting ethnic Russians. Some of the latest news and an excellent informed piece from Stephen Cohen (you have seen him on RT's Crosstalk) to bring it home. *Going long.................* *'We Will A... more »

Supplemental: This is what jihad looks like!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014* *A clown car fueled by the Post:* Is the Washington Post staging a jihad about Hillary Clinton’s troubling wealth and deeply troubling gaffes? We’ll report and you can decide! Using Nexis, we checked to see how many times two of our most famous newspapers have referred, in the past three weeks, to Clinton’s deeply troubling comment about having once been “dead broke.” We used this search term: “Clinton AND dead broke.” Nexis churned these results: *New York Times:* 3 citations *Washington Post:* 62 citations No, that isn’t a typo. We got three hits for the ... more »

Geldof and Acts of Mayhem

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*Lock Keeper's Cottages, Old Ford, East London.* *Channel 4’s Big Breakfast was broadcast from the Lock Keeper’s Cottage at Old Ford Lock from 1992 to 2002. There had been rumours that the show’s founder Bob Geldof would blow up the cottage on the show’s final day but computer tricks were instead used to fake its disappearance.* *Cathal Brugha: The Minister is as usual exceeding his brief!* *Michael Collins: And what is my brief, Cathal?* *Cathal Brugha: Intelligence.* *Michael Collins: Bullshit! I'm Minister for Gun-Running, Daylight Robbery, and General Mayhem.* *Mich... more »

Canada Is Jewish Occupied Territory: Important Article From Robert Fisk - How On Earth Can Israel Tolerate This Filth From B'nai B'rith Canada?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Canada is definitely Jewish occupied territory.... My nation that I still truly love, has fallen into enslavement by Jewish criminals who fully control the Federal Government in Ottawa. That same so called "federal government" under the ultra Jewish butt kissing Stephen Harper has again and again shown their undying love and firm allegiance to the criminal state of Israel and not to the Canadian people who have been suckers in placing them into power... It is disgusting to see indeed. Now comes a most interesting article that was first forwarded to me via a reader comment, and come... more »

Welcome to the Oligarchy: The U.S. Needs a New Mythology

plthomasedd at @ THE CHALK FACE - 12 hours ago
Welcome to the Oligarchy: The U.S. Needs a New Mythology. via Welcome to the Oligarchy: The U.S. Needs a New Mythology.Filed under: PAUL THOMAS: Becoming Radical

Mid-year report from Stony Run Farm

risa bear at A Way to Live - 12 hours ago
The open three-sided shed that was here when we got here had been built with massive beams, 8X10s and the like.. The whole things is mounted on large stones that had been clawed out of the creek bed, and is settling over the years as the posts dry-rot on top of the stones. Our site is a north facing wetland, and wooden buildings here are even more ephemeral than usual. In 1994 I laid on a skin made up of salvage -- fence boards and old windows -- and we got by for two decades. We surely don't have another two decades in us, but we do feel we need a "barn" for awhile longer. Enough... more »

Spiderwebs and Steam June 29 2014 Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
I strongly recommend watching Nuckelchen's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBMVwaai2Qs&feature=youtu.be

Wild Bill: Joe Biden says homosexual rights trump all other cultures...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*Bill has a few words about that.*

Happy Canada Day To All My Canadian Readers

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Today is Canada Day here in this once free and now fully Jewish occupied and controlled nation called Canada. Yes, some 147 years ago, the Dominion of Canada was officially born.... Initially this "dominion" was still very much part of the British Empire, and in spite of having elected representatives to a House of Commons in the new capital of Ottawa, it took some 64 years before the Empire became a "Commonwealth" in 1931, and still another 51 years, in 1982, before the official Constitution of this nation was introduced and thus "formally" (at least what most Canadians believe) to... more »

The "Curse" of Harry Nilsson

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*Is there really a Curse of Harry Nilsson, or is Harry Nilsson helping to kill these people...?* *Consider "The Kennedy Curse"...* "While many purveyors of early Rock & Roll are familiar with the "curse" of Buddy Holly, most are not aware of the fatal bad luck that seemed to be connected to singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. Harry Nilsson's popularity lasted from the late 1960s until roughly the mid-1970s. His hits include, "You Can't Do That," "Everybody's Talkin'," "One" (as recorded by Three Dog Night), "Best Friend" (the theme from television's The Courtship of Eddie's Father), ... more »

CAN WE SEE THE PUZZLE COMING TOGETHER?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
I did a radio interview last night on *Voice of Russia* about NATO expansion and earlier in the day I was called by a reporter from *Tokyo Shimbun*. The Japanese newspaper wanted my take on their right-wing government's decision to revise the interpretation of war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution to allow Japan to join the US in the provocative program to control China. Of course I said that this would be a dangerous and expensive step by Japan and it clearly indicates that the US had finally succeeded in forcing this change. For years successive US administrations have ... more »

Diana: Spot the Fake

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*You're Being Lied To.*

Update On Iraq’s Insurgency Interview With Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Iraq’s insurgency continues to make gains across central Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) now just the Islamic State (IS) is in the vanguard of this war, but other groups such as the Baathist Jaish Rijal al-Tariqa al-Naqshibandi (JRTN) and its Military Councils, Jamaat Ansar al-Islam, the Mujahadeen Army, the Islamic Army of Iraq, and others are involved. In many areas where ISIS has moved into it is attempting to dominate these other organizations. For an update on the situation is Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi who has extensively researched Syrian and Iraqi milita... more »

Can not post a comment

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
This has gone on for many years and now I just can not say. Not saying my thoughts were important, just should not have been eliminated. This is happening all over its kind of a global fear progressive initiative. Progressives only want one thing, to make this planet our home, and to extinguish any fires that might be allowed by the right. Now I can barely post a comment. Yes I tried a new email address. So I am a danger to you all. Okay what I want is local farming, fair wages and no discrimination. Other countries and might as be worlds can do what they want, it may take centuries... more »

Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight and the Geography of You and Me

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
*Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?* If any number of things had gone differently, 17-year-old Hadley wouldn't have missed her first flight to London, but missing her flight changed everything. Hadley is headed to England for her father's wedding to the "other woman," something she is frustrated and angry about when she misses her flight. While waiting for the next flight she meets Oliver, who is witty and honest and makes her feel better about being nervous to fly. They get to know each other over the course of the flight, but when they get separat... more »

It's Tuesday...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*what's going on.* Besides it being hair-cut day for me and my little pooch (not at the same place - I can't afford to get my hair done at the puppy place.) The Burning Platform: *The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek* Capitalist Preservation: *Surprise! Obama, the hack lawyer without a law license, disagrees with the SCOTUS over the Hobby Lobby decision.* Weasel Zippers: *First Gay President To Issue Executive Order Protecting Transsexuals, Second Pro-Gay Executive Action In Two Weeks… * Freedom Works: *How “Winning at Any Cost” Isn’t Really Winning at All*

And the Mission Keeps Creeping Along

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Under the forever-War Powers Resolution invested in him as unitary executive, Barack Obama has in one fell swoop just doubled the number of troops being (re) deployed to Iraq. They are being sent to "protect American interests" ( aka the plunderers from Big Oil and their taxpayer-funded Embassy support staff) and as "advisers" (armed thugs to keep on eye on the corrupt and weakening Maliki protectorate whose function has always been to provide cover to the plunderers from Big Oil). It is the very model of a modern major mission creep. Here an adviser, there a drone, everywhere is wa... more »

A Lovely Review of David Greene’s Néw Book

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
A Lovely Review of David Greene’s Néw Book.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

Telecom Modernization and the Developing World

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
Related to the never-say-die hypothesis that with more globalization and global capitalism, "the poor are getting poorer". This table says that hypothesis is, once again, wrong. Even the poor in poor countries like Bangladesh, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, India, Indonesia, China, etc. can afford to buy mobile phones. Many of them are even buying 3G and 4G phones. source: http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing-tools/latest-mobile-stats/a#subscribers, May 2014 I like their title, "The 100 million club". The Philippines is one of the 14 countries in that club worldwide. The repor... more »

ANTHROPOLOGISTS WITHIN: As heard on Fox!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014* *Part 2—You aren’t allowed to say this:* Within the mainstream Washington “press corps,” it’s simply never done. Despite that fact, it happened last Sunday! On the Fox News Channel’s Media Buzz, Julie Mason explained the latest jihad by the press corps’ guild. Mason’s career includes twenty years at the Houston Chronicle. From there, she moved to Politico. Last Sunday, she spoke with her host, Howard Kurtz. What you see next is never done. Frankly, this isn’t permitted: MASON (6/29/14): Hillary Clinton has a very prickly relationship with the press; that's ... more »

Say, how many worms are in that can?

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg Americans like words like Freedom and Liberty and perhaps because those ideas scare us so much. We are terrified of coercion by a government we all choose but we love to coerce those who disagree with us and deny them the right to choose. We certainly are rarely in agreement as to what it means to be a free country and I might dare to say that question is still central to political argument today. How do we define freedom? - *" It's a free country and I can do what I want." * - *" It's a free country and I don't have to do anything I don't want to do."* S... more »

A bad way to rate teachers

skrashen at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
Sent to the Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2014 Contrary to Eric Hanushek's statement ("How Teachers Unions Use 'Common Core' to Undermine Reform," June 30), there is no movement by anybody to "eliminate school accountability and teacher evaluations." There is a movement to eliminate the use of standardized test score gains to evaluate teachers, and there is good reason to do so. A number of studies have shown that rating teachers using test score gains does not give consistent results. Different tests produce different ratings, and the same teacher’s ratings can vary from year to yea... more »

Mike's Story Part 66 - Leaving

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
By Jenna Orkin * Saturday, January 26, 2008 * * If we’re going to go out or have another real conversation before he leaves, it’s got to be today. Sunday night is Sixty Minutes and Monday night I work.* * I had to work this morning too but I’ve left the afternoon clear, turning down an opportunity to teach another class, in case Mike wants to have a "last supper" together or see a movie.* * I don’t raise the subject, however. My purpose is not to go out per se; it’s cold and I’m tired. I want to get a sense of where his mind is.* * He doesn’t mention anything but goes abo... more »

What does Canada mean to me? (Inspired by Ken Dryden Star Work)

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
I have lived in the best part of Europe, and seen most of the first world. (and way to much of the third) Canada is my favorite country but as the best country only in my top handful. Canada to me means extraordinary opportunities. Tiny Norway has a heritage fund on nearly a trillion dollars. If Canada had the same policies we would have four or five trillion in the bank and literally rule the world. We live well in Canada, its a great place to grow up and thrive. The sky is not the limit here. I just worry that we are asleep while the evil is a awake. Two anchors that will alway... more »

Happy Canada Day

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago
O Canada, I have not forgotten you, and as I kneel in my canoe, beholding this vision of a bookcase, I pray that I remain in your vast, polar, North American memory. You are the paddle, the snowshoe, the cabin in the pines. You are Jean de Brébeuf with his martyr's necklace of hatchet heads. You are the moose in the clearing and the moosehead on the wall. You are the rapids, the propeller, the kerosene lamp. You are the dust that coats the roadside berries. From "Canada" by Billy Collins

Why Everyone is Wrong about Climate Change

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*July 1, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LocalOrg) - Assigning blame for climate change that will happen with or without human activity on Earth constitutes a disingenuous discourse. The climate changes, and nearly everything on Earth and beyond it effects that change. From geological processes to biological evolution, to changes in the sun's output, to yes, even human activity - absolutely everything has an impact on the climate for better or for worse. *Image: Climate change, and even exceptional global warming is nothing new. Even if humans managed to negate any impact they were having ... more »

Canada's Veterans On Canada Day

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca As we celebrate our good fortune today, we would do well to remember this country's veterans. Stephen Harper rode to power espousing a new militarism. But, Jeffrey Simpson writes, Harper and Co only love the military in theory. They don't put their money where their mouths are: Capital spending on military equipment has declined four years in a row and remains on a downward trend. As a share of the defence budget, capital spending has dropped to the lowest level since 1977-78. T... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*The Rot of Intolerance at Swarthmore* It’s nice when they make things perfectly clear. You step on to a college campus and you are beset by people parading around telling you how much they love “diversity.” Then you find out that when anyone who holds an opinion not perfectly in line the the contemporary gospel of race-gender-environmental sensitivity, they are shouted off campus. If they had been invited to speak at campus, they are disinvited, or if that wasn’t possible their appearance is subjected to sophomoric protests. As I put it last month in The New Criterion, contempor... more »

9 Things Every Teen Should Know About Workplace Rights

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
If you're in high school or college, odds are you're looking for a summer job or internship. Maybe you're even working during the school year. Of course, your school gave you detailed preparation on what your legal rights are when you work. Right? Ha. Not a chance. Schools do roughly zip to prepare teens for the real world workplace. You have to figure this stuff out on your own. Well, I'm here to help. I wrote last week about sexual harassment, but there's more you need to know. If you're new to the workplace or getting ready to apply for an internship, this is the article for you.... more »

“Facebook’s Emotional Contagion”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Facebook’s Emotional Contagion”* by Pivotfarm “For a while now it has been well proven beyond a shadow of a doubt by scientific research (Cornell and California Universities) that there is a phenomenon called ‘emotional contagion’, meaning that it is possible to induce a state of either happiness or sadness in someone, by inducing that feeling and emotion without their knowledge or awareness. Up until now the experiments have only been carried out in laboratories. But, now that Facebook has come clean and admitted that users of the social network were induced into feeling either ... more »

Big Greenwald Story Delayed by US Government

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 19 hours ago
Yesterday, Pulitzer prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald let the news slip via Twitter that the long-awaited, new NSA story was to be published on The Intercept at midnight. This morning, much to the dismay of myself and many, many others it appears that the new website - already suspiciously devoid of material - has caved to government pressure tactics and has successfully delayed the story. According to a cryptic Tweet by Greenwald *"After 3 months working on our story, USG today suddenly began making new last-minute claims which we intend to investigate before publishing"*.... more »

Karen Hudes - The Vatican Intelligence Agency - Pierce the Corporate Veil

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
what's going on in Syria, Karen? "I'll tell you what's going on in Syria ... the President of the United States is an ACTOR run by the Vatican Intelligence Agency who tells *all intel agencies* what to do. The Vatican Bank tells all international banks what to do. We're not fighting about MONEY, we're fighting about Control and Faith and Love." UNQUOTE Wow, this is some crazy-ass de-bamboozlement - listen on... Some have suggested THE WHOLE NEW WORLD ORDER firm, or company or conglomerate is run in the name of this Camp Kangaroo-faced Cunt. You spastic-corporate attack-dogs can... more »

Harper vs. Putin, air edition

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 20 hours ago
RAF Typhoon with Russian Su-27 - June 2014 Brian Stewart at CBC suggests that Harper's  over-the-top tough-guy rhetoric about Putin has led to increased Russian strategic bomber flights and thus a busier time for Canadian fighters and pilots conducting Arctic interceptions. I'm not sure there's a direct causal relationship or that Putin is petty enough to care about what an insecure Canadian

Five Most Popular Posts for June

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 21 hours ago
The five most popular posts this last month were: 1. Managing Ed Miliband 2. Ed Miliband and The Sun 3. Why BBC News Ignored the People's Assembly March 4. TUSC's Exercises in Self Deception 5. When Men's Bodies Meet Side-Saddle Trunks Nice for a "proper" political story to top the monthly chart for once. Less surprising is the usual good showing for commentary on the media and the far left. There's not a great deal more that needs be said. Except, of course, a couple of shout outs to pieces that deserve another look. This month's picks are Politics After Newark, in which I argue t... more »

Genius South Western flight attendant announcement

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Very funny and very fluent.

Sexual purpose or intent not necessary element of sexual assault

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 22 hours ago
R. v. Johnstone, 2014 ONCA 504: [49] I do not view the trial judge's failure to give such a specific direction as constituting an error. The trial judge properly instructed the jury on the elements of sexual assault. The sexual nature of an assault is to be determined objectively from the perspective of a reasonable observer. A sexual purpose or intention is not an essential element and the offence may be made out in the absence of any evidence of sexual intention and even where the accused's intention was not sexual.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 22 hours ago
*The Global Climate Status Report (GCSR) * SUMMARY CLIMATE ASSESSMENT REPORT June 10, 2014, A product of the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) Orlando, Florida, USA After a thorough review of the selected climate status parameters up through June 10, 2014, the current status and predicted climate assessment for the Earth is as follows: 1. Current Climate Status a. Overall Climate Status. The Earth is presently in a strong and sustained phase of GLOBAL COOLING. Though there is new evidence of moderation in this rate during the 2013- 2014 period, the rate of temperature ... more »

Taiwan not wanted in Canada

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 22 hours ago
*Farmers inspect their pepper plants.* A Canadian news agency reported that Taiwan is not wanted by Canada at celebratory events.... According to the report, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development circulates a persona non grata list in June each year, warning its embassies, consulates and other overseas missions to bar them from local events marking Canada Day, which is on July 1. North Korea, Fiji, Belarus, Iran, Syria, Guinea-Bissau and Madagascar were the prominent countries on last year’s list, largely because of Canada’s disapproval of unelected or ... more »

Researcher Charged in Major HIV Vaccine Fraud Case

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: vaccine] What is find seriously disquieting is not this particular example which is clearly bad enough, bu. that a culture of fraudulent research has sprung up around the whole vaccine business. This unfortunately makes way to much sense. If the vaccine is useless, then there is no egregious harm in selling it. Thus the rationalization to cook the books. And of course if your competitor is doing it, so will you. The HIV vaccine claim made scant sense when it was made and not taken too seriously at the time either. I know that I dismissed it and I am hardly an industry ins... more »

Chinese Military Trump Cards?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The hard truth is that China's force in place is deeply inferior and that is difficult to change. Far worse, none of the folks in place today have actually been involved in war. Their last dust up took place around 1980 on the Vietnamese border and they got roughly handled. Any twenty year old soldier there then would be fifty five today. Trump cards are also like Hitler’s secret weapons. They cannot be deployed or they are no longer secret. Yet large numbers are demanded in order to be useful. Modern warfare is about the magic of fire power and sheer battle depth in numbers. Thi... more »

The Big Fat Butter Lie

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I remember my parents agonizing over whether to use margarine or butter back in the fifties. We ultimately chose to use corn oil margarine because of the story line been peddled. Now well over fifty years later and a lifetime of using such products, we find that it was all made up. The science is not settled in the edible oils and fat industry and processing technologies need to be policed up to meet what I am prepared to call natural standards. Better, the dairy industry can get directly back into the butter business. I want to see modern technology brought to bear here. ... more »

Monsanto Halted in Canada

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
There may be circumstances in which the effects of genetically modified seeds can be contained, but so far, that has turned out to be a failure with contamination showing up everywhere even in crops that one would think containment plausible. Worse the losses are real if you are picking up an organic premium. My sense today is that Monsanto has to be massively sued and made to account for a corporate culture that is utterly prepared to peddle total lies. This is not an overnight decision or evidence free insight. It is becoming clear that from the absolute beginning of the r... more »

"The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats"* by Nick Hanauer "Memo: From Nick Hanauer To: My Fellow Zillionaires You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.com, for which I was the first nonfamily investor. Then I founded aQuantive, an Internet advertising company that was sold to Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion. In cash. My friends and I o... more »

Hey Buddy (Waking Up Yet?) If You Like Being Used/Manipulated By Those You Thought You Paid To Protect You . . . (Watch Out for John Negroponte's Next Sighting!)

Welcome to terrifying Pottersville. Yes. There are no good jobs or usable benefits for even the available bad ones. And if you didn't have enough to do to try to keep mind and body operating in tandem as you go about your daily grind trying to rub two cents together to get a spark . . . . . . . yes, guys. There are too many comments highlighted below. But each of them is important to the

Post By-election thoughts

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
With 94% of the votes counted as I type this it's guaranteed that our riding will be sending another Conservative to Ottawa. I can't say I'm too surprised as Fort McMurray-Athabasca has elected either Conservative or Reform MPs since its creation. However, as I watched the results come in tonight it was clear early on that the Liberals weren't about to fade quietly into the night. I suspected they would pick up some votes but was surprised by just how many. The Liberals had put a great deal of time and energy into the campaign here though and were able to tap into what seems to... more »

My Vegan Life - Picnics, Grilling, and the 4th of July

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
[image: My Vegan Life - Celebrating the 4th of July] In the US, we're celebrating our country's independence this weekend. Many people enjoy picnics, backyard grilling, and a lot of good food on the 4th of July. I remember my first picnic as a vegan. We weren't thinking creatively and lunch consisted of raw carrots, celery, and tomatoes. Raw veggies are great but, lunch, that day, was far from exciting. [image: My Vegan Life - Celebrating the 4th of July] These days we've gotten much better at planning delicious meals for our outdoor enjoyment. We prepare traditional picnic foods... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDXp1tpPD38

"Too Often..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia

"Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.” - Dale Carnegie

Thorne Dreyer : PODCAST | Suzanna Danuta Walters discusses the ‘Sabotaging of Gay Equality’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The author of the provocative cultural critique, ‘The Tolerance Trap,’ joins us in a lively and revealing discussion on Rag Radio. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | June 30, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features Suzanna Danuta … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *PODCAST* | Suzanna Danuta Walters discusses the ‘Sabotaging of Gay Equality’

NEOCONS AND THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF ‘MORAL EQUIVALENCE’

There can, of course, be no moral equivalence in the tit-for-tat killings of Israeli and Palestinian children such as has occurred in the West Bank these last few weeks. But, on the other hand, neither can there be any tolerance of the killings of Palestinian children while the Western world’s press calls for outrage when the children of Israeli settlers are killed. It’s not so much a matter of moral equivalence as moral inequivalence. Israel and the neocons demand the world be outraged by the deaths of three Israeli children yet condemn those 1523 Palestinians children that have be... more »

From the same group of thugs who brought you the Temporary Foreign Workers fiasco ....

Dave at The Galloping Beaver - 1 day ago
The Trojan Horse! (Or horses, if you like). Ever heard of the International Mobility Program? How about Inter-Company Transfers, whereby foreign companies are permitted to bring their own foreign workers in to do work on Canadian soil? No? Off to Creekside where Alison had done an amazing amount of heavy lifting. It may be the most important post you've read this year.

Media Has No Idea What Special Education Is (Guest Post)

Kris Nielsen at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
Guest Post by Jessica S. Martinez, in response to a recent editorial in the Albuquerque Journal. Once again, the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board has placed its ignorance on display for all to see. Here is yet another example of those who know nothing about education sticking their noses where they do not belong. Allow me to […]

Falling over themselves to play soccer

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
When teams win so often by acting, you wonder whether it’s a World Cup of sport, or a Wold Cup of comedy. “To be fair, it is actually possible to get hurt playing soccer.” But not often. Read: ‘The World Cup Flopping Rankings.’ Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Bulgaria Blues ( June 30 , 2014 ) -- With Bulgaria's banking system already under the threat of bank runs - note they now take their begging bowl to the EU for a bailout of their banking system ! And as they are now formally under the thumb of the EU , how can they not do its biding - whether that means blocking South Stream or whatever else the EU demands ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Black Listed News...... EU APPROVES BULGARIA CREDIT LINE TO STEM BANK RUNS June 30, 2014 Share It | Print This Escape Big Pharma! Kick the subs. Inexpensive Organic Herbal Pain Relief. KratomForCheap.com SOURCE: REUTERS The European Commission said on Monday it had approved a Bulgarian request to extend a credit line of 3.3 billion levs ($2.30 billion) in support of banks that have come under speculative attack. “The Commission concluded that the state aid implied by the provision of the credit line is proportionate and commensurate with the need to ensure sufficient liquidity ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Close to the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and surrounded by the stars of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici), this celestial wonder was discovered in 1781 by the metric French astronomer Pierre Mechain. Later, it was added to the catalog of his friend and colleague Charles Messier as M106. Modern deep telescopic views reveal it to be an island universe: a spiral galaxy around 30 thousand light-years across located only about 21 million light-years beyond the stars of the Milky Way. * Click image for larger size.* Along with prominent dust lanes and a bright central core, this colorful com... more »

Paulo Coelho, “A Saint In The Wrong Place”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“A Saint In The Wrong Place”* by Paulo Coelho “‘Why is it that some people can resolve the most complicated problems really easily, whilst others agonize over every tiny crisis and end up drowning in a glass of water?’ I asked. Ramesh replied by telling the following story: ‘Once upon a time, there was a man who had been the soul of kindness all his life. When he died, everyone assumed that he would go straight to Heaven, for the only possible place for a good man like him was Paradise. The man wasn’t particularly bothered about going to Heaven, but that was where he went. Now in... more »

"Ever Have One Of Those Days?"

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

"What Frustrates Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it. What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy is this absence of meaning... Does our being alive matter?" - Harold S. Kushner, "When All You Ever Wanted Isn't Enough"

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