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Monday, July 14, 2014

14 July - Blogs I'm Following

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view of Groombridge Place near Groombridge, United Kingdom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Crowborough Cross Spring flowerbed near the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle statue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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"Even The Little Ones..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 minutes ago
"I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence. Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one's weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast. We can't all strike very big blows, and even the little ones count for something." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Hound In The Kennel"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 minutes ago
*"The Hound In The Kennel"* by John James "In my experience most of us take whatever frightens us or makes us uncomfortable and push it out of sight. This puts it into the unconscious. It does not disappear, but just lies in waiting like a faithful hound until let out. Meanwhile the conscious part can go on living as if nothing had happened. But as Carl Jung pointed out so perspicaciously, the hound keeps howling from the depth and thereby influences all that we do. So we can’t go on as before. We may try to carry on as always, but in truth everything we do is influenced by the un... more »

"Why Not Now..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 minutes ago
"You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?" - Robert Louis Stevenson

"No Price Is Too High..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 26 minutes ago
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you’ll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Arthur Gordon

"Deep Thoughts on What Makes Humans Special"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 26 minutes ago
* "Deep Thoughts on What Makes Humans Special"* By Jeremy Hsu "Our special stature among Earth's creatures may look shaky when considering that humans share 98 percent of our genes and many behaviors with chimps. Yet human behaviors stand out by reaching levels of complexity unseen in any other part of the animal world, according to a neurobiologist. Seeing humans beyond mechanistic cause-and-effect or animal-like behaviors can be difficult after a lifetime spent studying brains and behavior, said Robert Sapolsky, a neurobiologist and primatologist at Stanford University. But he p... more »

David Bacon : How U.S. policies helped create the current immigration crisis

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 33 minutes ago
Six reasons why U.S. trade and immigration policies — not ‘lax immigration enforcement’ — have caused migration from Central America. By David Bacon | The Rag Blog | July 14, 2014 David Bacon will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag … finish reading David Bacon : How U.S. policies helped create the current immigration crisis

House Votes To Officially Deny Climate Change-- Really

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 41 minutes ago
This morning we started the day with a look at the irreversible catastrophe Global Warming has in store for Florida-- and how Florida congressmembers from districts that will wind up entirely under the sea-- like Dennis Ross, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, Patrick Murphy, Bill Posey and Vern Buchanan-- have consistently voted against policies that would save their own constituents and for an agenda that will utterly destroy the very districts they represent. All of them are Republicans, although Murphy calls himself a Democrat and is one of the up-and-comers in the Republ... more »

Tristan & Isolde on Saturday!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 42 minutes ago
Wagner’s thrilling *Tristan and Isolde* is being performed in Auckland on Saturday. It’s an all-day event -- not just because of the perceptive Peter Bassett’s pre-concert talk,*but because each act of Tristan is as long as your Italian operas! But in the concert hall that matters not at all. Each act seems to last no time at all. (And it’s perfect for “angsty teenagers.”) It starts with the Tristan chord, and ends with an orgasm. The orgasm you’ll hear about on Friday. The Tristan Chord, the most discussed musical noise in history, today. From the moment it first rung out over ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Fairfax, Iowa, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

On the ground in Gaza: Beit Lahia residents calls for aid from Egypt

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
Title: On the ground in Gaza: Beit Lahia residents calls for aid from Egypt. Source: Middle East Eye. Date Published: July 14, 2014. Description: A former resident of Beit Lahia in Gaza, now displaced, talks about the Israeli bombardment and calls on Egyptian President Sisi to be more like former President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Eloise Bollack reports from Gamal Abdel Nasser street in Gaza City.

Review & Giveaway - SoapBox Soaps

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 hour ago
Eco-friendly products are better for us! I get that! With some products, we accept the "better for us" concept on good faith. Logically we know the truth but we don't really experience the difference in a day-to-day manner. Natural body soaps have allowed me to feel the difference. I have very sensitive skin and have suffered from allergies all my life. Since switching to Eco-friendly soaps, my skin has actually gotten healthier. Rashes and skin irritations are things of the past. So, I have tangible proof that Eco-friendly body soaps are good for us! I was thrilled to receive an ... more »

Egyptian TV Hosts Slam Hamas Leaders: We Are Sick and Tired of You

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
An excerpt from, *"Assad: Hamas Has Betrayed Us Repeatedly, But…"* by Elie Chalhoub, Al-Akhbar, October 14, 2013: "Assad says, “When the crisis began, [Hamas officials] claimed that they gave us advice. This is a lie. Who are they to give Syria advice? Then they said that we asked for their help, which is also not true. What business do they have in internal Syrian affairs?” Later, the president of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, made his insulting statements about Syria. Assad says, “Yes, we demanded that they take a stance. A while later, they came and ... more »

THE STORY

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
Post by Brock J. Faour.

sexy bitch

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Chet Raymo, “To Be Alive”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“To Be Alive”* by Chet Raymo "To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake “Many years ago, my religious education began with the first question of the Baltimore Catechism: "Why did God make me?" Answer: "He made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him." These days, I reverence a Mystery that is less purposeful, less personal, and less gendered than the fatherly "He" I studied in primary school. But the answer to that first catechism question seems as relevant as ever. In hi... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “October”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“October”* by Mary Oliver *1* "There’s this shape, black as the entrance to a cave. A longing wells up in its throat like a blossom as it breathes slowly. What does the world mean to you if you can’t trust it to go on shining when you’re not there? and there’s a tree, long-fallen; once the bees flew to it, like a procession of messengers, and filled it with honey. *2* I said to the chickadee, singing his heart out in the green pine tree: little dazzler little song, little mouthful. *3* The shape climbs up out of the curled grass. It grunts into view. There is no measure for the confi... more »

SOLIDARITY

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago

Paul Krugman disgraced?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Which of these following statements is true: a.Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winner. b. Paul Krugman called for a housing bubble to fix the economy in 2002, and fro a space aliens to fix the economy in 2011. c. Paul Krugman is the most prominent economist today calling for massive money printing and government over-spending . d. Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton university in “quiet disgrace.” Actually, that’s a trick question. If a report coming out of the States today is correct, *all* of the above statements are true. The report asks, Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet... more »

Sleeps

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago

Oz'dpolitik : The Wizard of Oz - Parable on Populism

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
[image: [rule]] *The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism* *by Henry M. Littlefield* On the deserts of North Africa in 1941 two tough Australian brigades went into battle singing: Have you heard of the wonderful wizard, The wonderful Wizard of Oz, And he is a wonderful wizard, If ever a wizard there was. It was a song they had brought with them from Australia and would soon spread to England. Forever afterward it reminded Winston Churchill of those "buoyant days."[1] Churchill's nostalgia is only one symptom of the world-wide delight found in an American fairy tale abo... more »

Toronto Handgun Ban?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Olivia Chow promised Monday to seek a ban on pistols and revolvers, insisting the country requires more stringent gun control. Agree or disagree - and most firearms bans, as opposed to registration and regulation requirements, are mere politics - it is absolutely clear that firearms regulation is not a municipal matter. Firearms regulation is primarily a federal matter with some provincial jurisdiction. Municipal by laws dealing with guns would almost certainly be invalid - and a Toronto bylaw purporting to ban handguns would clearly fail. And it is also clear that Ms Chow, as a fo... more »

Gaza Thinkage, Outside-The-Box

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
Lots of ink is being spilled over Gaza. Watching and reading, I am reminded of something I read early in my career, while writing my second book. This thing I read was a manual for reporters, written by veteran British war correspondents Annabel McGoldrick and Jake Lynch. Jaded by knowledge of how the media can Continue reading

Gold items of note ( July 14 , 2014 ) -- GLD ETF surprisingly surges ( now that Germany allegedly put a halt to seeking its long gone gold goodbye ) ........ Meanwhile , after steadily gaining in price , one just had to know a gold smash was overdue ..... More manipulation on tap as Yellen set to testify before Congress - when will Fed easy money end if ever ........ China demand still steady as she goes ............. Regulators and Investigators search for wrongdoing everywhere but perhaps the most obvious places .

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-14/gld-etf-holdings-surge-most-three-years-gold-has-biggest-daily-drop-2014 GLD ETF Holdings Surge Most In Three Years As Gold Has Biggest Daily Drop In 2014 [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/14/2014 18:34 -0400 inShare1 Today saw the mainstream media congratulate themselves over the demise of the anti-status-quo indicator - gold. The precious metal dropped over 2% on the day amid major volumes in futures - its biggest drop in 2014. However, it seems the GLD ETF decided today's dump was the right opportunity to... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“The Truth About High Gas Prices”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Truth About High Gas Prices”* by Walter Brasch "Gas prices at the pump during the July 4th extended weekend were the highest they have been in six years. This, of course, has little to do with supply-and-demand economics. It has everything to do with supply-and-gouge profits. Over the past decade, the five largest oil companies have earned more than $1 trillion in profits. Last year, the Big Five—BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Shell—earned about $93 billion in profits. Their CEOs last year earned an average of about $20 million. Included within the profits is $... more »

Benjamin Fulford: Nazionist mafia circles the wagons as investigations zero in on Bush/Netanyahu

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*Views below are solely of Benjamin Fulford's and the WDS and not necessarily of this blog. There is much I cannot say right now, but things are in a huge state of change. There is some interesting data in this post, but how much of it is accurate remains to be seen. When secret socities and intel agenices release information it is generally done so to shape opinion or perception, which may not always match reality. * *D. of Removing the Shackles blog, has told me privately her military intel sources say the Bush "Texas Camp" has largely been defanged. In many respects it op... more »

WILL THERE BE A GROUND INVASION OF THE GAZA AND WHAT WILL BE THE POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES?

There has been much talk of an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip these last few days as Israeli tanks and armour together with some 20,000–30,000 Israeli troops amass around the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel; indeed, Israeli commandoes have already made some incursions into the Gaza Strip clashing with Hamas fighters in fire-fights. The question is, however, will Israel actually commit itself to this massive escalation of the crisis and what would be the likely consequences of such an action? But the first question one needs to ask is: Why haven’t the Israel... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

When Auckland is strong … ?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Finish this phrase for me: “When Auckland is strong … ” Let’s hope it’s not true, eh. I always said it would end badly when they gave the Blues to a man knighted for his services to depression. Still, at least Andy Dalton is doing a fine job as Auckland CEO. For Counties. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

The Economy: "Feds Go 'Full Retard'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Feds Go 'Full Retard'" * by Bill Bonner "Everybody knows you never go full retard." – Kirk Lazarus, "Tropic Thunder" "It looked as though US stocks were about to correct last week. But the market steadied on Friday. Calm, complacency, confidence – almost every measure (save for valuations) tells us we have nothing to worry about. Still, since we have nothing to worry about, we will worry about nothing. Or as Churchill might say, if we have nothing more to fear than fear itself... surely, we're missing something. But let us move on by turning our heads around and looking at the ... more »

DotCon takes another scalp?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Is there a politician in the country who hasn’t been stained by Kim DotCon? The latest is former immigration minister Jonathan Coleman, who in exercising the discretion to let him enter New Zealand was supposed to have overlooked the fat German’s previous crimes and indiscretions. Or not. But Coleman’s not the first, and he won’t be the last, to be embarrassed by association. The reason that so many have been embarrassed by just one man, however large, is that – let’s be frank – there are so many laws, and so many ways in which politicians have given themselves discretion over t... more »

“What I Don’t Like About Life in the American Police State”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“What I Don’t Like About Life in the American Police State”* By John W. Whitehead “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” - Edward Abbey, American author “There’s a lot to love about America and its people: their pioneering spirit, their entrepreneurship, their ability to think outside the box, their passion for the arts, etc. Increasingly, however, as time goes by, I find the things I don’t like about living in a nation that has long since ceased to be a sanctuary for freedom are beginning to outnumber the things I love. Here’s what I don’... more »

Foucault, Discipline and Work

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Chances are you've seen this. In what looks like summer kite-flying to me, the Tories have floated the idea that people who receive Employment Support Allowance for mental health problems should undergo treatment on pain of losing social security payments. Forcing medication on people, piling unnecessary stress on existing illness ... there's a special category of stupid for the cretin who came up with that. It's as vicious as it is ridiculous, yet has that ring of plausibility to it. You just *know* they will implement it if this government is given a new lease of life. Still thin... more »

we do not care

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
There is so many things going bad right now it would hurt someone who grows things in there fridge enough to clean it out if they paid attention to anything Net neutrality is a big one and the whole surveillance state someday somewhere if you live long enough you will hear a guy faucet massed protester say how did it get this way who approved in a democracy that a handful of people could pull the strings and make sure that elections were meaningless things

New Brunswick Activists Push Back, Canadians Respond Generously

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 6 hours ago
I've been watching the fundraising efforts by Reproductive Justice New Brunswick. They are trying to raise $100,000 to secure the lease on the Fredericton Morgentaler Clinic, which is closing this week. At about 8:30 this morning, the total stood at $18,400 with just 17 days left in the campaign. Sometime soon after that, a piece in the Globe and Mail titled "Abortion in New Brunswick: The vise tightens, and activists push back" appeared. By 11 a.m., the total had zoomed to more than $32,000 and as of just now (6:30 p.m.) it stands at more than $51,000. As comments at the fundra... more »

NEW YORK MAGAZINE BIAS?

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 6 hours ago
NEW YORK MAGAZINE BIAS?.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face Tagged: answer sheet, arne duncan, corporate education reform, diane ravitch

music today

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Did you like Did you really like all the beautiful music with harmony and intricate chords well right now its kind of blasphemy because if you want to make cash there is a copyright code So sing your song in a two time beat bring out your inner Guthrie John Prine never conquered the world but if he needed I heart I would give him mine

The Neocon vs. Rand Paul Pissing Contest Rages On

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
Senator Rand Paul has taken withering fire from the cheerleaders for American interventionism and global conquest at gunpoint for he is a very serious threat to the warfare and surveillance state as it currently exists and if he is not halted before the 2016 presidential campaign the idea that we do not have to be a nation crushed by the yoke of perpetual war may take hold. Paul represents the increasingly influential emerging libertarian wing of the Republican party and with growing popularity with the younger demographic - the youth that Obama shit on after mobilizing them in 200... more »

Did Anyone Live In Palestine Prior to the Formation of Israel?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
There *Were* People In Palestine Washington's Blog Many claim that no one lived in Palestine prior to the formation of the state of Israel. Indeed, Israel was sited in Palestine under the slogan: “A land without a people for a people without a land” …. But the history of Palestine is much more complicated: The claim that no one lived in Palestine is undercut by this video footage shot in 1896: And any implication that there was no *place *called Palestine is undercut by this travel advertisement from the 1940s: [image: http://file.vintageadbrowser.com/7p8vnpq3p4zwxc.jpg] ... more »

Did Anyone Live In Palestine Prior to the Formation of Israel?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
Washington's Blog There Were People In Palestine Many claim that no one lived in Palestine prior to the formation of the state of Israel. Indeed, Israel was sited in Palestine under the slogan: “A land without a people for a people without a land” …. But the history of Palestine is much more complicated: The claim that no one lived in Palestine is undercut by this video footage shot in 1896: And any implication that there was no *place *called Palestine is undercut by this travel advertisement from the 1940s: [image: http://file.vintageadbrowser.com/7p8vnpq3p4zwxc.jpg] Enter ... more »

Germany Didn’t Win the World Cup.

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Germany won the Men’s World Cup. The other half of the tournament takes place next year, in Canada. Calling the men’s half of the tournament ‘The’ World Cup while excluding half the world’s population including some of the best players in the world is really nothing more than gendered language at its sexist best. At Huffington Continue reading

EMILY's List Teams Up With Christian Coalition In Hawaii

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Three of the four Hawaii state senators who voted against marriage equality last year: Mike Gabbard, Donna Kim, Sam Slom* Last Thursday night, backward and reactionary congressional candidate Donna Kim told PBS Hawaii viewers she opposes marriage equality based on her Catholic faith. The very next morning she was endorsed by EMILY's List, a nominally pro-choice organization. When Stephanie Schriock described Kim as “pro-choice” in the group’s endorsement statement, it was more than a desperate stretch; many in Hawaii were shocked. That term has rarely, if ever, been used to describ... more »

this land is mine

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

The unfathomable and the unconscionable

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
After episode two I thought the plot of The Honourable Woman was unfathomable so I’m unable to comment on its political message at the moment, but I agree with Alan at Biased-BBC that Hugo Blick’s cinematic devices were derivative, pretentious and boring. Reviewers kept praising Maggie Gyllenhaal’s convincing English accent. Why make life unnecessarily difficult? Get a British actress, and while you’re at it, get one that looks like a Stein. Same goes for the brother. It’s typical that a production like this gets shedloads of praise from the lefty press. As for “Albaman’s” contra... more »

Kiev "claims" plane shot down by Russia- Spin, spin, spin

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
All kinds of contradictory news about this incident. *I tend to think the shot that downed the plane was fired from anti-fascist held territory. That fact won't stop Kiev's fascist from suggesting otherwise* *NYT's Europe* *Separatists in Ukraine used a shoulder-fired missile to shoot down a large Ukrainian military transport jet as it was trying to land at an airport *in this eastern city on Saturday, killing all 49 people on board, the military said. The attack was the deadliest episode for the Ukrainian military since the unrest began in the country’s east. “On approach to the L... more »

Non-Academic Job Searches in DC – What to Know

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
Many graduate students are expanding their job searches outside the academy. As an advisor, I’m horribly underprepared at offering job advice outside of the academic job market – besides work you can get off of Craigslist, I’ve never held a real job. Recently, I had a student come to me with questions about finding a job in Continue reading

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*French Quarter businesses considering paying for extra details, crime cameras ~Scott Satchfield, WVUE* *Fair housing center files suit over discrimination against deaf homeseekers *

What a piece of work is Man

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 10 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg Lovely meal, nice restaurant, best company, but the people at the next table were telling each other just what the* Universe* thought about this or that and how the *Universe* had solved some problem one of them had had. You don't get this at the Taco truck or the Wendy's drive through. Perhaps they were Northerners. The locals would simply have substituted the word God with no embarrassment, or perhaps they were the last holdouts of Deism, the folks who seek God in nature and not in churches or scriptures. Who knows? But I hear this a lot. I'm even wondering wheth... more »

Former United Federation of Teachers VP Leo Casey Tries to Twitter-slam Me

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 10 hours ago
I have been asked numerous times to join Twitter. The response I offer to this request: I haven’t the time to keep up with Twitter. That doesn’t mean that I do not occasionally become the topic of a Twitter exchange, however. Apparently such an exchange began on July 10, 2014, between New York City teacher Arthur […]

“No Palestinian will believe that”

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
If the global, Islam-fuelled turbulence surrounding us hasn’t opened the eyes of the BBC’s reporters, particularly the one recently billeted in Baghdad, what hope is there that the average liberal, multicultural TV viewer residing in the UK will ever open theirs? How will the paying public get a balanced picture of the current Hamas/Israel crisis, while the BBC’s reporting remains hobbled within the limiting editorship of Jeremy Bowen? The longer the violence continues the more the Bowen-approved reportage deteriorates into a bottomless pit of injured Palestinian civilians, context... more »

Always look on the bright side of life

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Are we more threatened or just more self aware does it do us any good to look longer in the mirror with our death stare The news has become a commercial for someone selling antidepressants that is not life life no matter what the hardship is effervescing Bad times, bad times do not make me laugh the black plague, the inquisition world war two and so many other things we could not see live on the internet makes me wonder funny things What is someone knew bad news would line up people like sheep on a show?

DANGEROUS GROUND

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*Russians inspect a house hit my shells from Kiev's military after they fired into Russia on Sunday* - The operative question is can and will the regime in Kiev be able to draw Russia into war? On Sunday the US-NATO backed regime fired artillery shells over the border into Russia killing one person and injuring a couple other people. Here is a report from Associated Press: Russia’s foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory. P... more »

Internet Friendship is not all nebulous!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Image selected because I think its a better one than the actual.(NTTIAWT) My friend Allen who I don't know him at all our relationship is like a skit from Kids in the hall crossed with the trailer park boys because the biggest thing we got in common is we are Canadiens who are not afraid to do some shine I know something about him from his writing it reveals his soul and he has a great one according to the ancient scrolls Lets call him a mensch and I can not spell check that word at all In today's currency that buys you nothing on the street but the street is where the mobs live and wh... more »

Republican Party Doctrine: "You Don't Need Facts To Impeach A President"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
I'm not sure when Rick Perlstein started writing his new book, The Invisible Bridge-- The Fall Of Reagan And The Rise Of Reagan, but I'll guess it was at least a year or two before Boehner came up with his lame-brained idea to sue President Obama. In it, though, is a pretty powerful reminder of just what an imperial presidency was, replete with the kind of overstepping of boundaries of which Boehner is accusing Obama. He quoted a contemporaneous issue of *Time* summarizing the still unfolding Republican Party Watergate scandal: that the June 1972 burglary "has been revealed as cl... more »

Having a difficult time defeating terrorists in foreign countries, the Pentagon is now hiring think tanks to rationalize designating some classes of non-violent American demonstrators as "terrorists." Watch it here or read about it in the re-post below this one.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ http://youtu.be/0zb1u_ySWQc How the Pentagon is Bracing for Societal Collapse | Interview with Nafeez Ahmed breakingtheset *Published on Jul 1, 2014* LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/JournalistAbbyMartin FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin Abby Martin interviews Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, journalist for The Guardian, about a recent article he wrote concerning the Pentagon's multimillion dollar project to study peaceful protest movements and prepare for the collapse of industrial society due to factors ranging from income inequality to cl... more »

Francis Pryor - Channel 4 - Britain B.C.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
I realise this short Channel 4 series by Time Team's ex-sheep farmer, pre-historian and archaeologist Francis Pryor titled Britain B.C. might be presented in a populist fashion but I like Francis, he's easy on the ear and I like his personality, his enthusiasm and zeal. Plus, he disses the Roman Empire, and I'm always gonna support 'dissing Empires'. All Empires fail, and are only about making your slave-life Hell in the name of Economy, Prosperity and Cities. Echoing my own Free Planet thoughts, Tim Shadla-Hall explains in the first part that ancient Britons were, *"...people ado... more »

Tidbits of a caring mind

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
the worlds finest obit was around our SUN I do not think we know the politicians who decided this was the final one So much green energy being expelled so much hydrogen that would blow up conservative cells Yeah we gotta Sun ]Yeah it gives to everyone and if you think your going to rape this earth look the sunrise because it will give you and yours a horrible sunscreen vision of dearth

Local First! (People Think They Are Clever Shopping Online As They Sink Their Local Economies? And Enable Tax Cheats?) Citicorp Pays Trivial $7 Billion In Fine

BREAKING: Who'd a thunk it? (Or that the "B" has become only the letter after "A"?) Obviously it's merely a drop in its solid-gold bucket. Citigroup To Pay $7B in Subprime Mortgages Probe Of course we all love the one-click shopping. But at what price? Just our ability to continue as a coherent civilization? Don't like paying taxes? Turns out that billionaires don't even more (especially

Supplemental: Dowd at war!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014* *Maureen Dowd and our post-journalistic culture:* Maureen Dowd can’t figure out why anyone would pay Chelsea Clinton all that filthy money. But first, a bit of background: Way back on July 1, we noted a peculiar fact. The Washington Post was waging a jihad concerning Hillary Clinton’s deeply troubling speaking fees. At the same time, the New York Times had barely mentioned the topic. Last Thursday, we thought we noted a policy change at the nation’s greatest newspaper. For whatever reason, the Times had decided to use Chelsea Clinton’s speaking fees as a way... more »

Nueva Extraña Presencia Humanoide en las Playas de Necochea, Argentina

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*NUEVA EXTRAÑA PRESENCIA HUMANOIDE EN LAS PLAYAS DE NECOCHEA, ARGENTINA* *Una investigación de:* *Guillermo D. Giménez* Una vez más tenemos información directa de extrañas presencias durante el pasado mes de Mayo de 2014 en las costas bonaerenses de Necochea, en Argentina. Allí hemos localizado cuatro (4) testigos que nos hablan de la visualización de extrañas luces en horas de la noche, en la costa misma necochense, en la playa, como así también la observación de un extraño ser tipo humanoide, hechos acaecidos el día Domingo 18 de Mayo y el Martes 20 de Mayo en horas de la noche. ... more »

UFO Photographed over Belén de Escobar (Argentina)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
UFO Researcher *Fernando Távara*, National Director of MUFON-Perú, shared a series of photographs and videos with *Planeta UFO* regarding a case in the city of Belén de Escobar in northeastern Buenos Aires Province (Argentina). The event occurred on June 28, 2014 in the early hours of the morning (6:30 am) and the images were captured by eyewitness Ricardo Pérez using a Motorola Moto G cellphone. "It was visible for over 1 hour," says the witness. "During that tim period I watched it while still in bed, as well as while standing by the window. I was unable to capture its strange mo... more »

They Say He's A Smart Guy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.globalresearch.ca/ Chris Hedges writes that there is a deep irony to what is currently happening in Gaza. It mirrors what happened to European Jews eighty years ago: Raul Hilberg in his monumental work “The Destruction of the European Jews” chronicled a process of repression that at first was “relatively mild” but led, step by step, to the Holocaust. It started with legal discrimination and ended with mass murder. “The destructive process was a development that was begun with caution and ended wi... more »

Three pigeonholes in six physicists' brains

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
RAF has told us about a new quant-ph preprint The quantum pigeonhole principle and the nature of quantum correlations by Yakir Aharonov and five less famous co-authors. Their paper claims to disprove the apparently trivial proposition If you put 3 pigeons in 2 pigeonholes, at least one pair of pigeons (12/23/31) ends up in the same pigeonhole. It should be true because the number of pigeonholes is lower than the number of pigeons so they can't be hosted in accordance with the Pauli exclusion principle. But is that statement right quantum mechanically? The authors claim that the ... more »

ARISTOTLE’S ERROR: Philosopher fails!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014* *Prologue—The Pew pop quiz:* Arrayed on Olympus, Homer’s gods were the first anthropologists. Several years later, Aristotle came along. In retrospect, the gods pretty much got it right. They laughed and laughed, then rolled their eyes, at the follies of us, the humans. In their view, life among the early Greeks constituted an early version of the Springer show. Aristotle was more upbeat. “Man [sic] is the rational animal,” he’s often said to have said. In one way, you can’t blame Aristotle for making this notorious error. To cite just one example: Acco... more »

Guest Post: M.D. Creekmore: If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*M.D. Creekmore, of the very popular "The Survivalist Blog",* has gifted us with one of his most popular posts on being prepared - and we thank him. *If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!* This short modified excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival - this would also make a good bug out bag packing list, with a few modifications… As with any “prepping shopping list” you’ll need to tailor the suggestions listed below to meet your specific needs, skills, location and circumstances – no such shopping list can cover the needs of everyon... more »

Match Your Diaper Genie To Your Nursery

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Playtex, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RefreshYourNursery http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV One of my favorite things about decorating the nursery for a new baby is all of the little details. My daughter's nursery is paper crane themed complete with paper crane mobile and hand embroidered paper crane baby quilt. While we absolutely love our Diaper Genie, but I wanted it to match the decor of the room. All it took was some washi tape and tulle to combine cute and function. This is... more »

Commodity Money

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago

Insider tarsands astroturf - Power of Canada

Alison at Creekside - 15 hours ago
A month ago, former MP and Liberal leadership contender Martha Hall Findlay had a piece in the G&M : *Northern Gateway : You don't build a nation by saying 'No" *in which she echoed Tarsands Minister Joe Oliver in invoking pipelines as "nation-building" projects similar to building the "national railway and the St. Lawrence Seaway". Nation-building is apparently no longer about bringing people together in economic resilience but now consists of petrocorps getting their toxic unrefined bitumen to China as quickly and easily as possible. What you may not have known *because the G&M ... more »

WHY ISNT AFT AND NEW YORK MORE ENRAGED ABOUT ENGAGENY?

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
WHY ISNT AFT AND NEW YORK MORE ENRAGED ABOUT ENGAGENY?.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face Tagged: common core, corporate education reform, education reform, privatization

Chicago City of Murder (CCOM)

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
As violence in poor Chicago neighborhoods reaches epidemic proportions, with 84 people shot in an 82 hour window in July, Mayor Rahm has a new initiative to encourage young people to spend more time coding. Perhaps Microsoft will provide bullet-free bunkers for children to work in as they come up with new ideas to make Silicon Valley whales even fatter. Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) Month of Code Challenge to all Cities of Learning today to encourage young people to explore the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields. Throug... more »

"Minerva is a prime example of the deeply narrow-minded and self-defeating nature of military ideology. Worse still, the unwillingness of DoD officials to answer the most basic questions is symptomatic of a simple fact – in their unswerving mission to defend an increasingly unpopular global system serving the interests of a tiny minority, security agencies have no qualms about painting the rest of us as potential terrorists." -- Nafeez Ahmed

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 16 hours ago
------------------------------ Posted by Nafeez Ahmed Thursday 12 June 2014 Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of "social contagions" that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the super... more »

Sderot Cinema- Israeli's enjoying the mass killings of Palestinians

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
People gathering to watch live bombing of Gaza – should make us all uncomfortableSpeaking for myself, I cannot view violence on tell-a-vision or in movies. To sit and watch people being killed in real life, as if it is entertainment, is beyond my moral comprehension *What does this tell us about the mindset of Israelis, engaging in such egregious behaviour? * "However, a closer inspection of the image reveals that the group is witnessing what could possibly be explosions and gunfire in the distance. This, allegedly, is the Sderot cinema: a gathering of Israeli locals in Sderot cit... more »

Lime - A Natural Deodorant

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
These are the crimes that the US-NATO are now support in Ukraine. It is sick.

Events+ John Garnaut on the PRC, White Wolf, Triads, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*The road up to Xitou, on the west side of the gorge.* John Garnaut has a trio on triads, the White Wolf, and PRC expansionism, annexation, and nationalism. From this one: "White Wolf?" snaps one of Chang An-lo's assistants, a man with a huge forehead and pockmarked face, who eyes me suspiciously. "What White Wolf? "Whoever calls him that? You mean you are looking for President Chang!" It's only after I name-drop members of the Chinese Communist Party aristocracy that he ushers me into an inner office space, where he jots down my details and gives me an undertaking that my name wil... more »

Who Is Responsible For Drowning South Florida?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The map of a truncated Florida, above, is famous already. People who are alive today will have beachfront property in Orlando. It isn't just the Florida Keys that will disappear under the ways. So will every inch-- or in a few cases, almost ever inch-- of the congressional districts currently represented by-- in order of who prioritizes Global Warming most: *•* Frederica Wilson (94.87) *•* Alcee Hastings (94.44) *•* Ted Deutch (91.89) [the 3 above care a lot. The 3 below care as long as it doesn't get in the way of business as usual] *•* Debbie Wasserman Schultz (88.14) *•* Kathy... more »

Explaining Kurdish Nationalism Interview With Tenn Tech Univ Prof Michael Gunter

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
There are more and more signs pointing towards the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) declaring independence from Iraq sometime in the future. This has been a long term goal based upon recent events in Iraq and historical imagining. To help explain the roots of Kurdish nationalism is Prof. Michael Gunter of Tennessee Tech. Univ. He has written extensively about the Kurds and has authored *Historical Dictionary of the Kurds*, *The A to Z of the Kurds*, *The Kurds of Iraq: Tragedy and Hope*, *The Kurds Ascending: The Evolving Solution to the Kurdish Problem in Iraq and Turkey*, *T... more »

Happy Bastille Day!

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 16 hours ago
Here's a little something to help get those head-upon-pike visions dancing in your heads: The Obama administration has given yet another sloppy, wet, incestuous kiss to the criminal financial enterprise of which it is an integral part. And taking a cue from Republicans, they're even scapegoating Bengha-a-a-a-zi for their delay in announcing their settlement with Citigroup. You read that right. This is a settlement between partners. There will be no prosecution. The guy the administration is actually prosecuting is one of those CIA assets terrorism fellows they flew in from Libya... more »

Ku Doubles Down and other stuff

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Hoping Island, Keelung. If you haven't been here, it's much better than Yehliu.* Julian Ku's awful piece at The Diplomat got spanked by J Michael Cole yesterday and by Michal Thim today. Thim's is excellent and very polite, don't miss. I ripped Ku two posts below this one yesterday. Incredibly, as if he had no access to Google in the intervening hours, today he doubled down on his errors: I get that this is a complicated issue, but I don’t think I am “misreading” historical documents when I write that i) the US recognizes the PRC as the government of China and that the US accept... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Do credentials scandals support the signaling model?* Every now and then, the world suddenly learns that a perfectly competent worker faked his credentials. Consider the case of MIT's former head of admissions: "Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology... admitted that she had fabricated her own educational credentials and resigned after nearly three decades at MIT. Officials of the institute said she did not have even an undergraduate degree. "I misrepresented my academic degrees when I first applied to MIT 28 years ago and did ... more »

Cylons and Dragons and Norms, Oh My

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 17 hours ago
Rob Farley and I talk on BloggingheadsTV about new books (his and mine); the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots; how political scientists might study the circulation of science fiction and fantasy in real-world politics; and the meaning of Game of Thrones‘ fourth season.

Irritant Policy in the South China Sea

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*BREAKING*: Minister of Education Chiang finally throws in the towel, quits over papers scandal (KMT news organ). Maddog had the last laugh on Twitter: *how bout that "clean and capable" Ma Ying-jeou!* In the light of the US request that development of structures by claimants in the South China Sea be frozen at its 2002 level, the ROC reiterated its claims to the South China Sea. The KMT news organ reports: In a reply to a press query, the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of China (ROC) yesterday reiterated that judging from perspectives of history, geography, and international law... more »

Bill Joslin: “Meditation: Deconstructing Nonsense”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
*Thanks to Jan @ Gnostic Media for providing us with this very, very informative and thought provoking interview. * The explanation of how we conceive of reality.. how the brain interprets the world, through more then just the 5 senses was quite, quite enlightening. Enjoyable, thought provoking & informative. Certainly got me thinking! *Bill Joslin* at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks in Laos, Cambodia, Nepal; Taoist ... more »

A Backyard Gardeners Crop Guide

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
A Backyard Gardener's Crop By Crop Guide to Organic Growing. With summer gardens in full swing, this guide will help you get the most out of your garden. You find solutions that will help you deal with pests and disease naturally and a ton ...of useful information. Thank you, Mother Earth News Magazine! Let's take back control of our food! *Find the Guide here:* *http://bit.ly/1cCIKqo* #Organic #BackyardGardening #pestcontrol #garden #labelgmos #needtoknowgmo #freedom2chooz #GMOFreeCanada #GMOFreeUSA *Source:* *GMO Free USA*

Iraq Updates ( July 14 , 2014 ) -- State of play , whole spectrum of political and civil war matters of note .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-14th-iraq-sitrep-by-mindfriedo.html MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014 July 14th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Power Corrupts Quote of the Day, US Senator John McCain: the restraint of the Israelis, in my view, is admirable Thought of the Day: What if this man had won the election along with Sarah Palin? 14th July: Unconfirmed: Sistani has sent a verbal message to Maliki to find a replacement for his post within a week. The Marja has said that failure to do so will force him to take a public position asking Maliki to go. 14th July: Two car bombs expl... more »

Companies to avoid: STOP FUNDING ISRAEL

Whitewraithe~ at Northerntruthseeker - 18 hours ago
(These are the companies assisting the funding of the Palestinian genocide by the Israeli Defense Force) AOL APAX partners + Co. ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB COCA COLA DANONE DELTA GALIL DISNEY ESTEE’ LAUDER HOME DEPOT IBM INTEL JOHNSON + JOHNSON KIMBERLY-CLARK LEWIS TRUST GROUP LTD L’OREAL MARKS + SPENCERS MCDONALDS NESTLE NEWS CORPORATION NOKIA REVLON SARA LEE SELFRIDGES STARBUCKS THE LIMITED INC. TIMBERLAND These are the major influential financial SUPPORTERS of the Baby Killing Forces of the Rogue Zionist collective of murderers known as Israel. Source: http://ww... more »

Organic Food Higher in Antioxidants and Lower in Toxic Metals and Pesticides by Colin Todhunter

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Organic Food Higher in Antioxidants and Lower in Toxic Metals and PesticidesOverwhelming Evidence by Colin Todhunter *Consumer demand for organic foods is partially driven by perceptions that they are more nutritious. Now a peer-reviewed study just published in the British Journal of Nutrition [1], a leading international journal of nutritional science, has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods are between 18 to 69 percent higher in a number of key antioxidants such as polyphenolics than conventionally-grown crops.* Numerous studies have linked antioxidants to a redu... more »

Art or the Future of the Printed Book?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 19 hours ago
This weekend in a quiet small local market in Bath we came across two stalls which caught our eye. One was selling lampshades at £75 each and the other origami objects. The thing that was interesting was that both were using printed books as their base material and draw. The lampshades used a pile of books as their base which had a hole drilled through them in order to support the shade and fitment. The stallholder commented that several people had objected to her wares and that she was finding it difficult to get the books as charity shops wanted to sell them or they were destin... more »

Homemade Mini Powdered Donuts

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 19 hours ago
In my husband's family, the donut is sacred. It is something he has passed down to our 5-year-old, at least once a week I will wake up to find both my husband and daughter gone having woken up early to sneak out and try a new donut shop. They have tried almost all of the ones in are area and are slowly moving farther and farther away in search of the perfect donut. When they aren't questing for the perfect donut, I like to appease them by making this fun and delicious powdered donut recipe. They love it and it is fairly easy to make. You will need: - 1.5 cups lukewarm water ... more »

A history lesson on Israel and the 'Palestinians'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: Myths and Facts: http://youtu.be/XILOXhQLiKw This should be compulsory viewing for all the anti Israel brigade that infest Twitter, such as @wotsit4 @suspendedgreg @lynnejones_exMP BBC 'journalists' such as Jeremy Bowen aka @BowenBBC and others whose independence of thought over Israel is so sorely lacking.

art - Craig Davison - childhood heroes

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
Craig Davison was born in Sheffield in 1965 and has enjoyed drawing for as long as he can remember. Art was his favourite subject at school but he took it no further. In the late 80’s he managed to get a job as a cartoonist, working on pre-school comics. He drew comic strips of a variety of characters including The Shoe People, The Wombles, Huxley Pig and Bangers and Mash. This guy's a real artist.

Forget illness - Forget wars - PROFIT is the real Cancer

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
at the start of 2013 I deleted all the Free Planet posts thus far. They were mostly but not exclusively "*someone else's conspiracy news"*, so sources were debatable at the very least, this being a classical NTK or Need To Know intelligence game waged against You The People i.e. You The Worker i.e. You The Profit Slave. Most of my own Free Planet thoughts made their way into The Research Notes of Miss Asalah Al Faghori, in preparation of the publication of the Custodian (free planet #1) novel, a fictional owl character in that book about Custodian Liberation. But this *profit is t... more »

General Sisi Wants To Broker Peace In Iraq But Not In Gaza

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*Sisi and Netanyahu see eye to eye about Gaza but not about Iraq.* An excerpt from, *"Al-Sisi is in no rush to broker ceasefire"* ynetnews.com, July 14: *Even after US President Barack Obama telephoned him and personally asked him to mediate between Israel and Hamas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is doing it "unenthusiastically," as an advisor at the presidential palace defined it. * Al-Sisi sees it as only an "initiative" for a ceasefire in Gaza, and he is simmering it slowly. As far as he is concerned, Israel can continue crushing Hamas. . . Cairo officials explain ... more »

Test marks first dual AMRAAM shots from any F-35 variant

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force pilot successfully fired two Raytheon Company AIM 120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles from an F-35B fighter aircraft. The missiles tracked and engaged two aerial targets during a Weapon Delivery Accuracy mission in Southern California. The test marked the first dual AMRAAM shot from any F-35 variant, and the first live AMRAAM shot from the F-35B. Read more

The $10B Next Generation Jammer Is ‘On Track, On Schedule’

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: EA-18G Growler]Farnborough is an air show, but many of the briefings scheduled by American companies this year focus on electronic warfare and missiles — not airplanes. Raytheon, winner of the Next Generation Jammer competition, and the other four defense giants know that much of the money to be made in the next decade will come from upgrades and add-ons, not new platforms. And much of the new money is destined for just the sort of technology the NGJ is sure to bring: the area where cyber and classic electronic warfare now merge thanks to digital technologies such as the A... more »

Everlasting Resilience and Triumph Assured

noreply@blogger.com (Hei Hu Quan) at Undeleted Evidence... - 21 hours ago
*Image credit: Palestine flag-face, artist unknown from occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com*The hearts of the awakened and just world go out to your long-suffering struggle against an intractable and hosted evil. Palestine, one day soon you will realise true freedom and nation amongst the true bearers of humanity and justice. No matter the lies, the vicious, callow propaganda and vitriol, the righteous eyes of the world can truly see what is transpiring and whom the demonic, murderous parties responsible are. For we all bear witness to one of the most horrific catalogue of war crimes an... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 21 hours ago
*PBS focusing NOVA’s lens on Bayou Corne sinkhole ~David J. Mitchell, The Advocate*

Blackjack Production Nod On Hold

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RQ-21A Blackjack]Completion of initial operational test and evaluation and the subsequent full-rate production decision for the U.S. Navy’s RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft is on hold due to ship availability. A tranche of sea-trails were set for this month but cut short as the USS New York, a San Antonio class amphibious dock ship, was called away for duty, says Mike Kurth, who oversees Boeing’s unmanned systems business. The second IOT&E trail was set to ensure the system was suitable for shipboard operations. Only roughly a week more is needed for testing on the ship a... more »

PM to announce details of £1.1bn defence spending

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Sentinel R1 / Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR)]It is due to include cash for drones, UK special forces and intelligence gathering to tackle global terrorism. David Cameron is due to make the announcement at the Farnborough International Air Show. He is expected to say funds for "vital" Ministry of Defence programmes have been found as a result of austerity measures. Read more

Boeing sees F/A-18 fighter line continuing through 2017

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: EA-18G Growler]Boeing Co said on Sunday it was optimistic it could maintain production of its F/A-18 and EA-18G fighter jets in St. Louis through the end of 2017 - a year longer than expected - if Congress approved additional orders of a dozen more planes. But the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, told reporters that slowing production to extend the line was likely to increase costs at a time when budgets were already tight. "I don’t see how we can do that without it costing money and we just don't have money to spend on things that aren’t core requirements righ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 21 hours ago
*Six bucks a gallon? Where gas prices might be without the U.S. energy boom* If you think the price of gas is high, imagine paying up to $6 a gallon. That’s what energy expert Dan Steffens thinks the price could be if not for the domestic oil boom. “With what’s going on the Middle East, I think it would five or six bucks (a gallon),” said Steffens, president of the Energy Prospectus Group out of Houston. “If it wasn’t for the shale revolution, you’d be in big trouble.” Technological breakthroughs in recent years have led to an explosion in the energy industry in the United States.... more »

Farnborough Will Kick Off Without Any F-35s

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II engine fire]The F-35 will miss the first day of this year’s Farnborough air show, the third and final event at which the Pentagon’s newest fighter jet was scheduled to appear as part of its international debut this month in the United Kingdom. The fifth-generation, stealth fighter made by Lockheed Martin Corp. is still expected to show up at the event outside London later this week, organizers said in a statement to news media. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the jet will fly at the one of the world’s largest air shows. “Unfortunately the F-35B Lightnin... more »

News Flash: China's Third Aircraft Carrier Could Be Nuclear

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Liaoning (PLAN CV-16)]China has an aircraft carrier. In fact, multiple media sources confirm that China has already begun work on its second aircraft carrier, a sister ship to the Liaoning (PLAN CV-16), and likely to be designated CV-17. What's more, People's Liberation Army Major General Luo Yuan has publicly stated that China's People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) needs three aircraft carriers at a minimum, just to maintain parity with its neighbors. As the general explained: "India will have three aircraft carriers by 2014 and Japan will have three carriers by 2014, so I... more »

Indian Navy gets first indigenous anti-submarine warfare corvette

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: INS Kamorta]Indian Navy has received INS Kamorta, the country's first indigenous anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, built by Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE). The warship was formally handed over by GRSE chairman and managing director Rear Admiral (Retd) A K Verma to the Navy at a brief ceremony held at Kolkata on July 12. INS Kamorta, the first in its class of four ASW corvettes being built by GRSE under Project-28 for the Navy, is the first warship ever built in the country with almost 90 per cent of indigenous content. Read more

Department of Zionist Security

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 22 hours ago
*Fighting terrorism is always a growing industry in Israel for one very simple reason: the Israeli government and its US and Gulf allies finance terrorists and give them their most famous propaganda victories. 9/11 is the perfect example.* An excerpt from, *"Men Detained After Clash at Pro-Israel Rally"* by Gadi Schwartz and Kelly Goff, NBC LA, July 13: Several men were detained at a pro-Israel peace rally in front of the Federal Building in Westwood Sunday after pro-Palestinian protesters also turned up and the two sides clashed. Witnesses said there was a scuffle between severa... more »

Another warship accident hits the Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: INS Khutar]In yet another warship accident, missile corvette INS Khutar was damaged after it recently ran aground at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Navy has ordered a board of inquiry (BoI) into the accident, which is the 15th such incident after submarine INS Sindhurakshak sank in August 14 last year. The 1,350-tonne Khutar, which was commissioned in 1990, was entering the harbour to dock at one of the two jetties at Port Blair when it ran aground in "rough weather" towards end-June. Read more

Photos: Disposal of nuclear waste of retired PLA submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Long March No 1]Decommissioning a nuclear submarine is a challenge. China’s navy has conducted research on that since 2000. Scientists have worked out detailed plans for dismantling facilities, the disposal of nuclear waste and other key issues. China is now the second country in the world to have disposed retired nuclear submarines safely. China's first nuclear-powered submarine, the Long March No 1, was launched in 1970 and was commissioned to the PLA navy in 1974. Read more

Move to fast-track two submarine projects gathers steam

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: INS Arihant]There is finally some urgency being shown to rescue India's ageing and depleting underwater combat arm. The approval for two long-pending projects, one for construction of six advanced diesel-electric submarines and the other for six nuclear-powered ones, is well on the cards now. Sources said the finance ministry has asked the defence ministry to "club" the separate projects to "draft a single note" for the requisite nod from Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). "The two projects have been languishing for long in the files being exchanged between the two minis... more »

UPDATED: Whitewraithe's RANT for Sunday - July 13, 2014

Whitewraithe~ at Northerntruthseeker - 22 hours ago
*First, my apologies for not being able to post the RANT much earlier. * *For someone still unemployed, I lead a very busy, controversial family life where there always is a crisis occurring. Mainly, due in part to my daughter who is very close to my mother and I. She is my only child and will be 32 in October. I also have two very active, precocious grandsons who will be 6 and 4 in a few short weeks. Along with my son-in-law who is a Firefighter, they live two minutes away, which is sometimes way too convenient because they are at our house several times a week and my grand... more »

Toward a Europe Whole and Free (To Loot)

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*July 10, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - When the special interests who created and direct the agenda of the European Union disagree with member states, the true nature of this supranational enterprise becomes painfully apparent - one of dictatorial special interests pursing regional policy that benefits none of its individual member states. No example of this can be clearer than the dispute that has emerged over the construction of Russia's South Stream natural gas pipeline set to run through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, and Italy. The pipeline produces a large number of benefits f... more »

Food in Costa

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 1 day ago
One thing Kurt and I are really enjoying in Costa Rica compared to the US is the food. I also have a lot more time here to concentrate on healthy eating and cooking, so that helps with this love as well. Almost everything we buy now is not processed or in a box. In MI, almost everything I bought, with the exception of fresh fish, was processed. This is how our eating/shopping habits here have worked thus far. Every Friday, we go to the veggie and fruit market in Jaco and stock up for the week. I am getting pretty good at knowing exactly what we need to make it through the week.... more »

It’s Bastille Day!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*It might be Germany’s day on the sports field, but it’s France’s day in history…* Eugene Delacroix: *Liberty Leading the People*, 1830 *The French Revolution and the Marseillaise should not be symbols of Liberty. The *Art* about the French Revolution should definitely be . . .* - Sandrine Lonchampt *“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”* With those words, and a litany of hope and despair to follow, Charles Dickens began his novel of the French Revolution – the Revolution celebrated today on the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille. *It was the best of ... more »

METRO | Beverly Baker Moore : Old and in the way in Austin

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
This article is a casual investigation of available cheap digs for seniors in Austin. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | July 13, 2014 AUSTIN — As the saying goes, getting old ain’t for sissies, especially in a … finish reading *METRO* | Beverly Baker Moore : Old and in the way in Austin

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Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago

Northern San Diego County-- Will They Ever Have Good Representation In Congress?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Though many of the most salient questions about his corruption have never been addressed, Republican former-congressman/*DWT* star Duke Cunningham is out of prison. Apparently, we will never find out what happened to the $400,000 Thomas "Gus" Kontogiannis gave Cunningham to pay off George W. Bush for a pardon. (Be sure to read the comments at the link; some of these folks have very inside information they're sharing.) Anyway, now that the Dukester is out, the media isn't asking him about the bribes, especially not the big Bush bribe, just about what it was like to be in a Club Fed.... more »

Meet & Greet (#MtaGt) - July - EcoFriendlyLink

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
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American Federation of Teachers: “Remediating” Duncan and Retaining the “Corrupted” Common Core

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
I’m wondering what of substance was accomplished thus far at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) national convention in Los Angeles July 11-14, 2014. On July 13, 2014, AFT was supposed to consider asking for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s resignation. The National Education Association (NEA) passed a resolution on July 4, 2014, asking Duncan […]

Do you dance when you come to work every morning?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Why not. Tim does. Isn’t capitalism wonderful? [Hat tip Barbara Clarihew] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

RANT in process.....

Whitewraithe~ at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
*Just wanted to let everyone know that, yes, Sunday's "RANT" is a bit late, obviously.* *I guess I'm just a little intimidated taking over for NTS these next few weeks because I know what his readers have come to expect and I hope to meet just a few of those expectations. * *NTS told me to just write from the heart, which is difficult for me. I'm too much of a planner and more calculated, so I guess he meant I need to loosen up and let the words flow. Some can do that with no hesitation and NTS is no doubt brilliant on that point. His mind works in tandem with the coordination... more »

Entre vista de Robert Kiyosaki

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 1 day ago
Si quieres tener Esperanza, reconpensa por tu trabajo, y rescatatar tu familia applica lo que dice este señor, Kiyosaki en tu vida Seed Newsvine

Thomas Piketty and ‘The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by Andrew Wilson* Ludwig Von Mises’ treatise on why capitalism sits in the dock, falsely accused of various crimes against humanity, is a classic: his book *The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality *bravely saying what still needs to be said. It offers a robust rebuttal to the jaundiced view of capitalism found (most recently and conspicuously) in Thomas Piketty’s *Capital in the Twenty-First Century*. In *The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality*, Mises asks: Why do so many people “loathe” capitalism? He gives a threefold answer. The first factor is simple ignorance. Few people cred... more »

GAZA AND THE NEOCON LIES

Neoconservative master propagandist Jonathan Tobin writing in *Commentary* today says about the current crisis that “Hamas set events in motion last month when some of its operatives kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers and then escalated the conflict by shooting several hundred rockets into the Jewish state from its Gaza stronghold”. Rubbish. It was Israel that set events in motion when IDF snipers shot dead Gazan civilians during the months preceding the current crisis. A number of those randomly murdered were farmers tending fields close to the border with Israel. One ... more »

Book Watch: In the course of a 6000-mile trans-Eurasian horseback journey, a technological time warp changes lives

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Central Mongolia is where Tim began his 6000-mile westward horseback journey across the steppe to the Danube. With both Russia to the north and the Chinese "autonomous" province of Xinjiang to the south closed to a foreigner in 2004, he continued into giant Kazakhstan, the second-largest of the former Soviet republics (after Russia). There he met Bakhetbek, a Kazakh born near the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi who had fled back to ancestral Kazakhstan because of anti-Kazakh violence (the murder of his brothers) tolerated, if not actually encouraged, by the Chinese regime. Bakhetbek's ... more »

dark city

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
dark city trailer

Apologies

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Apologies for not tending the blog too well recently. To those who asked: nothing was wrong -- I was just up to my eyes getting out work while preparing for and attending a conference. Evidence of the very blurry variety below. [image: HETSA1] Ask me anything, if you’re curious. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

SUBHUMANS?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The US-NATO are pushing for war with Russia. By actively supporting the neo-Nazi regime in Kiev, Ukraine with money, weapons, and military advisers the plan is that Russia will eventually come to the aid of Russian ethnic people in the eastern portion of the country thus giving the US-NATO the pretext to fully enter into war with Russia via Ukraine. This video about the growing reality of genocide against Russian speakers inside Ukraine is a must watch and a must share. Ukraine is the trigger for war with Russia. Any war with Russia is a suicide pact with the devil for sure. ... more »

Sacramento Journalist Seth Sandronsky Reviews A Chronicle of Echoes

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
BOOK REVIEW/Seth Sandronsky Education Reformers’ Playbook Want names of and motives for public school reformers? Read A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education by Mercedes K. Schneider. The author has skin in this game. She is a public school teacher against the corporate conquest of community-based public education. Schneider opens […]

Neocons Hedge Bets in Backing Flaky Rick Perry

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
The very definition of a fixed horserace is when the same interests own both horses in that race. Such is the growing neocon push behind Texas Governor Rick Perry who has been cleaned up after his 2012 GOP primary season embarrassment to emerge as the Mexican bashing, American exceptionist promoting ringer in the upcoming race against neocon Democratic party candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. They even gave him Barry Goldwater style horn-rimmed glasses for his coming out party. The neocon central transmission beacon The Washington Post prominently featured an op ed allegedly penned... more »

German spy scandal spreads ( July 13 , 2014 ) - Did the CIA recruit a dozen spies among various German Ministries ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Over a dozen CIA-recruited spies work in German ministries – report Published time: July 13, 2014 18:07 Get short URL [image: Security officers stand outside the U.S. Embassy in Berlin July 10, 2014. (Reuters/Thomas Peter )] Security officers stand outside the U.S. Embassy in Berlin July 10, 2014. (Reuters/Thomas Peter ) Share on tumblr Tags CIA, Germany, Intelligence, Politics,Scandal US secret services have recruited more than a dozen officials in various German government ministries to work as spies, with some of them working for the CIA for many years, a German tabloid reported on S... more »

The Poet: Langston Hughes, “I Dream A World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“I Dream A World”* by Langston Hughes “I dream a world where man No other man will scorn, Where love will bless the earth And peace its paths adorn I dream a world where all Will know sweet freedom's way, Where greed no longer saps the soul Nor avarice blights our day. A world I dream where black or white, Whatever race you be, Will share the bounties of the earth And every man is free, Where wretchedness will hang its head And joy, like a pearl, Attends the needs of all mankind- Of such I dream, my world!”

“'The A**hole Effect': What Wealth Does to the Brain”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“'The A**hole Effect': What Wealth Does to the Brain”* By Anne Manne "Call it the a**hole effect. That is the term coined by US psychologist Paul Piff* after he did some stunning new research into the effects of wealth and inequality on people’s attitudes. As we ponder [Australian politician] Joe Hockey’s budget and his division of the world into "leaners" and "lifters", as we learn from Oxfam that the richest 1% of Australians now own the same wealth as the bottom 60%, we would do well to consider the implications of Piff’s studies. He found that as people grow wealthier, they ar... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Lies and More Lies

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
In an earlier posting I purposely and deliberately said that the Air Force lied about sighting solutions in the Project Blue Book files. I said this because they knew, based on their own files, that the satellite solution for one aspect of the Portage County Chase did not work. They, which is to say Hector Quintanilla, knew the truth. As the man in charge, he owns the ultimate responsibility here and he had, naturally, complete access to the Project Blue Book files. Let’s look at something that I have found in the Air Force file on the Las Vegas UFO crash of April 1962. A New York ... more »

I am posting this for those of you who either read my 4th of July post without linking to the original work of Eric Zuesse or missed it entirely. This is what our government is doing to Russian speaking in Ukraine while claming falsely the Russia is the villain.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ The U.S. Elite Run a Ukrainian Genocide While American Public Are Ignorant of It Posted on July 3, 2014 by Eric Zuesse. Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, July 2nd, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko resumed unlimited war against the residents of southeastern Ukraine, whom he calls “terrorists” for their wanting not to be killed by his troops. European leaders (especially Merkel of Germany, Hollande of France, and Putin of Russia) urged him not to resume his bombing campaign against the southeast, but the U.S. (specifically President Obama) supports the bom... more »

Goooooaaaaalllllllll!!!!!!!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Diego Maradona, Che Guevara, gauchos, General Galtieri, tango dancers, Nazi war criminals, Jorge Luis Borges, Pope Francis (and, therefore, Ed Stourton), Juan Peron and Evita...Can you hear me President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner!... Your boys took one hell of a beating!

"And Never, Never, To Forget..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget." - Arundhati Roy

"Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past your differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices no more easily made. And give, give in any way you can, of whatever you posses. To give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.” - Kent Nerburn

Satire: “Sight of Rick Perry at Border Convinces Immigrants That Anyone Can Succeed in America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Sight of Rick Perry at Border Convinces Immigrants * *That Anyone Can Succeed in America”* by Andy Borowitz RIO GRANDE (The Borowitz Report)— “A recent tour of the United States-Mexico border by Texas Governor Rick Perry has had the unintended consequence of convincing thousands of immigrants that anyone can succeed in America.After Gov. Perry and the Fox News host Sean Hannity toured the Rio Grande on Thursday, news quickly spread that the two men were actually among the most powerful in America, fueling the immigrants’ impression that the U.S. is a place where anyone can make ... more »

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