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Saturday, July 19, 2014

19 July - Blogs I'm Following

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Beware of Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) Right Wing Indoctrination System

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 minutes ago
If the Education Writers Association ever gives an award for REAL education reporting, this piece at Huffington Post by Christie Wilkie and Joy Resmovits has to be the winner! Wilkie and Resmovits do a terrific job exposing the Bircher-inspired and Koch funded Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) indoctrination system that is worming its way into public school curriculum around the country. This is a *must read* and a *must share*. Here is a clip: YE's course materials reflect some of the initial thinking by the Koch associates charged with designing the course. In late 2009, the Koch group ... more »

Police must facilitate access to counsel promptly on detention

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 minutes ago
R. *v.* Taylor, 2014 SCC 50: [24] The duty to inform a detained person of his or her right to counsel arises "immediately" upon arrest or detention ( *Suberu*, at paras. 41-42), and the duty to facilitate access to a lawyer, in turn, arises immediately upon the detainee's request to speak to counsel. The arresting officer is therefore under a constitutional obligation to facilitate the requested access to a lawyer at the first reasonably available opportunity. The burden is on the Crown to show that a given delay was reasonable in the circumstances (*R. v... more »

John Boehner vs Justin Amash-- This Time A Fight To The Death

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 40 minutes ago
Back last November we asked if Boehner would be able to defeat independent-minded Republican Justin Amash in a primary. Despite the tea party wing brutally taking out Boehner's main henchman, Eric Cantor, the Chamber of Commerce wing of the GOP is still aiming to assert complete dominance over the Michigan Republican Party-- and Amash is absolutely their top target. The Establishment Republicans recruited multimillionaire self-funders to bury libertarian and tea Party Republicans across Michigan. Their pathetic Senante candidate, Terri Lynn Land, has already put $1,700,000 of her ... more »

Depraved Policy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 53 minutes ago
http://www.ctpost.com/ Israeli tanks rolled into Gaza this week -- a move that is loudly supported by the Harper government. And it illustrates, Linda McQuaig writes, the moral disconnect at the heart of Harper's policy towards Israel: Certain minimal standards are expected of a national leader in what is known as the ‘civilized world’. One of those standards would seem to be that, when massive numbers of defenceless civilians are being killed, a national leader should call for the killing to *stop*... more »

Staten Island Gentle Giant, Eric Garner, Killed by NYPD (Video)

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
Image Source: The Daily News Arkansas Police Accountability Project New York City police officers killed a man Thursday after he broke up a fight between two other men. The cops suspected him of selling untaxed cigarettes, so they will likely claim that the violent escalation and killing of this man, who has been described by family and friends as a "gentle giant' was justified. The New York Daily News obtained exclusive video of the incident, which shows Staten Island man Eric Garner, 43, begging officers to let him breathe as he lies on the ground helpless. Now, his fami... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 hour ago
*What does FFUC stand for?* Fossil Free UC is a group that wants UC to divest its endowment fund of fossil fuel investments. Ophir Bruck from the group sent me this article to explain his group’s thinking. The author explains that fossil fuel investments aren’t really money makers in the long haul, so there’s no real sacrifice from staying out of that market. Nice try, but the real reason that students are pushing UC to divest in fossil fuels is apparent: UC is an easy target. UC will not fight back. The worst thing that could happen to these activists is that administrators will ... more »

Iraq Updates (July 19 , 2014 ) - Iraq Army suffers major defeat at Tikrit ( as per various media accounts ) ...... After victory in parts of Syria and Iraq - ISIS begins the transition to governing its new territories ...... Tweets of the morning to consider .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 hour ago
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/18/4243140/islamic-state-overwhelms-iraqi.html IRBIL, Iraq -- Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who’d been trying to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, the worst military reversal Iraqi troops have suffered since the Islamist forces captured nearly half the country last month. The defeat brought to an end a three-week campaign by the government in Baghdad to recapture Tikrit, which fell to the Islamic State on June 11. Military spokesmen earlier t... more »

US Foreign Policy Overview ( July 14 , 2014 ) - Shambolic foreign policy isn't merely the Regional debacles of the Middle East / MENA , but also consider the damage to German relations as well as those with France by way of various foreign policy and US Intel misadventures ?

Catharsis Ours - 1 hour ago
Zero Hedge ...... US Foreign Policy In Shambles: Global Crises Worst Since 1970 As Obama Golfs [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/14/2014 08:02 -0400 - ABC News - Afghanistan - Bob Corker - Capital Markets - China - Iran - Iraq - Israel - Japan - John McCain - Middle East - None - Obama Administration - Ukraine - White House inShare If one were so inclined, one could imagine that the relentless barrage of domestic scandals plaguing Obama have been orchestrated with a simple reason:... more »

Bye, bye 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 hour ago
Incidentally, if you're a regular *Is the BBC biased? *reader and were wondering where the weekly *Newsnight* reviews had gone, well, they have been discontinued. With over six months of data gathered, that's more than enough data to form the basis of a study of bias at *Newsnight* - and answer the question that started the ball rolling at the start of 2014: 'Is Newsnight biased?'. That analysis will take some time but will be published in due course. I can now *not* watch *Newsnight* again. Like Jeremy Paxman.

And now for something completely different...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 hour ago
When the BBC iPlayer starts working again (it seems to have been down for a couple of hours now), you might like to listen to a delightful Radio 4 mini-series that's been running all week called *A Guide to Garden Wildlife. *It was presented by Brett Westwood and featured naturalist Phil Gates. (As it's radio we don't know if they kept their clothes on....oh, sorry, that 'naturalist' not 'naturist'.) Hedgehogs, song thrushes, pond skaters, etc, all put in an appearance. As did woodlice. Fascinating creatures, woodlice - crustaceans, related to crabs, lobsters and prawns. (Huge F... more »

So, Be At Peace.......by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 hour ago
*So, be at peace and know deep within yourselves that you are in truth already free.*

Though...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 hour ago
There was an amusing exchange on this morning's *Dateline London.* Guest presenter Maxine Mawhinney made a surprising use of the word "though" in her question to Janet Daley, suggesting an anti-Eurosceptic bias on her part. That didn't pass Janet Daley's notice: *Maxine Mawhinney*: The big news here, of course, was David Cameron extensively re-shuffling his cabinet this week. Now, some say he now has his dream team for next May's general election. Others though say the line-up is now more Eurosceptic and may herald another step on the road for Britain to withdraw from the Europe... more »

More debate on 'Dateline'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 hour ago
For the second week running *Dateline London *broke from its left-liberal consensual stupor and gave us a proper debate, complete with lively disagreements. If this continues we'll have to call it 'The Dateline Spring'. The Russian guest, Voice of Russia's Dmitry Linnik, put the Putin line of defence in the wake of the horrific shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. It didn't convince me, and it certainly didn't convince any of the other guests either. A very lively argument with Janet Daley and Saul Zadka ensued which opened up a wide range of perspectives on the g... more »

Doug Martin Guest on the War Report on Public Education Radio Show

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
By Doug Martin I will be spending an hour with BATS member Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. this Sunday, July 20, on his radio show, the War Report on Public Education, speaking about my book *Hoosier School Heist* which focuses on the corporate-theocratic school movement in Indiana and across the country. The show starts at 2 pm Pacific California Time. If you are listening in Indiana, the show starts at 5 pm. (photo by Teresa Wiley: LEFT TO RIGHT--Workers Voice radio show host Randy Obenchain, AFL-CIO Indiana vice president and Democratic candidate Chuck Sosbe (hidden behind ... more »

Researcher on downed plane 'special friend, special man'

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 hour ago
In this October 2008 photo provided by AMC Amsterdam on Friday, July 18, 2014, former president of the International AIDS Society Joep Lange is seen. A large number of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their deaths sparked an outpouring of grief across the global scientific community. Among them was Joep Lange, a well-known researcher from the Netherlands (AP Photo/Peter Lowie/AMC) http://www.wral.com/duke-profess... more »

Harper's Stand With Israel Fundraiser

Alison at Creekside - 2 hours ago
www.conservative.ca - Donate Now .

Gardasil: Conversion Disorder? I Don’t Think So! by Tamara Toussaint-Brown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 2 hours ago
[image: Haleigh and Gardasil] Gardasil: Conversion disorder? I don’t think so! by Tamara Toussaint-Brown Loveland Colorado Haleigh’s story starts out like many others. She was always involved in some kind of sports: gymnastics, dance, cross country, track/field, flag football, basketball, softball, plus just doing outdoor activities bike riding, long boarding, hanging out with friends etc… The family was always involved and enjoyed watching her at any of her events. She was very happy, though she was always shy and quiet in her classes (her teachers always told us how much the... more »

Real Medicine Is.......

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 3 hours ago

Corporate "Inversions" Shift the Tax Burden to Us

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 4 hours ago
Corporate "inversions" are back in the news again, as multinational corporations try every "creative" way they can to get out of paying their fair share of taxes for being located in the United States. With inversions, the idea is to pretend to be a foreign company even though it is physically located and the majority of its shareholders are in the U.S. "What's that?" you say. At its base, what happens with an inversion is that a U.S. corporation claims that its head office is really in Ireland, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, etc. Originally, all you had to do was say that your headqua... more »

NUSQN 725 Successfully launches first Mk 54 torpedo

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: MH-60R 'Romeo']In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725 has achieved successful Mk 54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC). In a Royal Australian Navy first, a total of three Mk 54 torpedos were employed against dynamic targets provided by United States Navy staff at the AUTEC range. NUSQN 725 aircrews were required to utilise all available MH-60R sensors to localise, track, and correctly classify these targets prior to being given approval for the weapon ... more »

Vietnam debuts 2 locally-made missile warships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: Molniya class corvette]The Vietnam People’s Navy on Thursday conducted a flag raising ceremony for two fast-attack missile ships of Molniya class, the first of its kind to have been built locally in Vietnam. The ceremony to debut the new vessels, HQ377 and HQ378, was held at the military port of Naval Zone 2 in southern Dong Nai Province. The ships were earlier handed over by the Ministry of Defense to Brigade 167 of Naval Zone 2. Read more

New RAF Typhoons to carry Storm Shadow missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter carrying Storm shadow missile]New Typhoon fighters to be flown by Britain's Royal Air Force will carry Storm Shadow missiles following an agreement between a NATO agency and Eurofighter. The Storm Shadow, made by MBDA, is a long-range air-to-surface weapon for use against targets such as bridges, airfields, harbors. The missiles were previously been deployed on Eurofighter's Tornado GR4 aircraft during operations over Iraq and Libya. Read more

Helicopters return to HMS Ocean after refit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: Lynx & Sea King line-up]Helicopters have returned to HMS Ocean as flying operations resumed on the ship for the first time after a multi-million pound refit in Devonport Dockyard. The ship landed Sea King and Lynx helicopters on board off the South Coast for the first time in more than two years. The flying is part of the ship’s sea trials period in which it proves it is capable of resuming the main operational role of operating helicopters to deliver Royal Marines to the heart of the action by air and sea. This week the ship’s aviation facilities are being put through their... more »

No Pain, No Gain: Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Still Looks Like A Winner

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow probably isn’t going to be remembered fondly at Pratt & Whitney, the aircraft-engine unit of industrial powerhouse United Technologies. America’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II, was a no-show due to a last-minute problem with its Pratt & Whitney engine. So was Bombardier’s flagship CSeries commercial jet, which encountered its own problems with a new Pratt engine in May. Published reports during the airshow indicated that both issues were relatively minor — the kind of setbacks to be expected when cutting-edge innovation... more »

10 DRDO Projects Delayed

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: Astra Air-to-air missile]Ten major projects of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), including its combat plane and missile programmes, are delayed, Union Minister of Defence Arun Jaitley informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. However, he assured that corrective steps to address the issue was being taken. Replying to various questions, Jaitley also mentioned that 19 fighter aircraft and 11 helicopters of the Armed Forces had crashed in the last three years claiming the lives of 24 military personnel. Besides the Air Force’s Light Combat Aircraft, other delayed... more »

U.S. scrambles to determine who fired Russian-made missile at jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: BUK-M1 (SA-11 Gadfly)]Satellite images show a plume of smoke left by the ground-to-air missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight 17. Infrared sensors recorded the moment when the airliner exploded. As U.S. analysts sift through fragments of intelligence to try to pin down who fired the missile and why, and where it came from, they are running into difficult questions. The U.S. assessment, outlined by Ambassador Samantha Power at the U.N. Security Council on Friday, is that the airliner was "likely downed by a surface-to-air missile, an SA-11, operated from a separat... more »

Saab Outlines New MPA and AEW Developments

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 6 hours ago
[image: Saab+2000+ERIEYE+AEW&C]Saab has been steadily building its airborne ISR portfolio and hopes to secure its first deal in the maritime surveillance/patrol market in the near future. Saab has two offerings in this sector: the Saab 340 MSA (maritime surveillance aircraft), for which the company has produced a demonstrator that was on show at Farnborough; and the larger and more capable Swordfish. Saab has been keeping the UK aware of its developments in this field, although any formal requirement for a UK maritime patrol aircraft is not expected until after a strategic defense... more »

Carrier test with extra EA-18G jets went well - U.S. Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 6 hours ago
[image: EA-18G Growler]The U.S. Navy said it was pleased with the results of a test that put three extra Boeing Co EA-18G electronic attack jets on the deck of an aircraft carrier in late May and early June, an exercise that could underpin future orders of the jets. "The exercise went very well. We gained a deeper understanding of the incredible value of the EA-18G Growler and how to best employ its capability, and increased capacity, from the flight deck of our aircraft carrier," said Commander Jeannie Groeneveld, spokeswoman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet's naval air force. Groenevel... more »

Defense bill includes $3.43 billion for destroyer work at Bath Iron Works

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 6 hours ago
[image: USS Zumwalt]The defense subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed the 2015 defense spending bill, which includes full funding of nearly $3.43 billion for the DDG-51 and DDG-1000 destroyer construction programs at Bath Iron Works. The bill, which goes to the full committee, includes $2.67 billion for procurement and $134 million for advance procurement of the DDG-51 program, and $622 million for procurement and research and development of the DDG-1000, according to the office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of the subcommittee. The ... more »

Iran won't slow down on ballistic missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 6 hours ago
[image: Persian Gulf ballistic missile]Pentagon report shows the Islamic Republic is still a gathering threat. With time for nuclear diplomacy between Iran and the P5+1 nations (the U.S., UK, Russia, China, France and Germany) running out, and with the White House scrambling to cobble together some sort of deal with Tehran, it's perhaps not surprising that Pentagon's latest annual assessment of Iran's military capabilities has so far garnered little attention, either within the Washington Beltway or outside it. The study, submitted to the U.S. Congress earlier this year (with an un... more »

Chinese spy ship off Hawaii keeps track of RIMPAC

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 6 hours ago
[image: Dongdiao class AGI]At the same time China was invited into Pearl Harbor to participate in Rim of the Pacific exercises for the first time, it also has had a spy ship parked off Hawaii, U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed Friday. The People's Liberation Army Navy auxiliary general intelligence ship has been operating within the United States 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone around Hawaii, but not within the 12-nautical-mile territorial seas, said Capt. Darryn James, spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. This year's RIMPAC naval exercise, the 24th in the series ... more »

Germany sells nuclear-capable submarine to Israel

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 6 hours ago
[image: Dolphin class SSK]Germany's security council approved the sale of Tanin submarines to Israel; they were received by Tel Aviv secretly last month. According to the German news agency DPA, the board also approves the sale of parts for the development of two submarines to Colombia, as well as spare parts, especially for helicopters, according to letters written sent by German Deputy Chancellor and Minister for Economy and Energy Sigmar Gabriel to a parliamentary committee. The Tanin submarine, the largest submarine built in Germany, can be used to launch a nuclear attack, cost... more »

Musical Interlude: B Tribe, “Suave Suave”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
B Tribe, “Suave Suave” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMZkCY7wA70

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by chance has assumed this recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is some 1,500 light-years distant, embedded in the vast Orion cloud complex. *Click image for larger size.* About five light-years "tall", the dark cloud is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against the glowing red emission nebula IC 434. Stars are forming within the dark cloud. Contrasting blue reflection nebula NGC 2023, surrounding a hot, young star, is at the lo... more »

CRESST defects from "dark matter is seen" coalition

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
A year or two years ago, several experiments were claiming the existence of rather similar signals of an apparent dark matter particle lighter than \(10\GeV\). The experimental groups were split almost evenly, to the "Dark Matter Is Seen" allies and the "Dark Matter Is Not Seen" axis. LUX in South Dakota has totally changed the game 9 months ago and with its precise observations of nothing, it obliterated all the competing experiments that had claimed a signal. Those humiliated "Dark Matter Was Seen" experiments included DAMA, CDMS-Silicon, CoGeNT, and also... CRESST. It didn't beco... more »

Elaine Stritch (1925-2014), part 2

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*We'll hear Elaine singing "The Ladies Who Lunch" when Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's **Company** was new, but I thought it would be nice to hear and see again this September 1998 performance, which we first looked at in December 2010. (It's from the Carnegie Hall cavalcade-of-stars concert My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies.)* *by Ken* I know it seems like an odd thing to say, but in the first part of my remembrance of Elaine Stritch, earlier today, I wrote with singular lack of grace: It was quite a career, Elaine Stritch's. . . . Still, one thing you can say about t... more »

Chet Raymo, “Cosmic View”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Cosmic View”* by Chet Raymo “When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's “Powers of Ten” the other day I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a dozen or more years ago: *Britannica* *32 volumes* *1000 pages per vol* *1200 words per page* *5 letters/wd* *=200 million letters* So, 200 million letters in the 32 volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Why was I making that estimate? I can think of several possibilities. Perhaps… *1.* I was making a comparison with the number of nucleotide pairs in the human DNA; that is, the number of steps - ATTGCC... more »

METRO | Melanie Scruggs : Charges of ‘environmental racism’ in Houston

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Houston’s Office of Sustainability is squirming over accusations raised by a recent article in ‘Grist’ and by local environmentalists. By Melanie Scruggs | The Rag Blog | July 18, 2014 HOUSTON — Brentin Mock’s recent article for Grist covering the … finish reading *METRO* | Melanie Scruggs : Charges of ‘environmental racism’ in Houston

Bombshell! Air Traffic Controller who was in Kiev said it was Ukrainian Military who shot down MH17 - Military Jets shadowing it

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 9 hours ago
Bombshell! An air traffic controller who was there yesterday in Kiev said it was the Ukrainian Military who shot down the plane and they were all taken off their duties immediately afterwards. Fighter jets had been shadowing plane. Previous articles: U.S. only country blaming Russia for MH17 Ukrainian Air Traffic Control routed MH 17 through War Zone and had them fly lower than they

U.S. is the Only Country Blaming Russia for MH17. Other Countries saying "Unclear Who shot it down" Ukraine Confiscated all Air Traffic Control Conversations with MH17

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 9 hours ago
Besides the fact that the Ukraine Air Traffic Control had MH17 go through the war zone and fly lower than Malaysia Airlines wanted. It seems, per Zerohedge, Ukrainian Security Service has confiscated all of the Air Traffic Control recordings of conversations with MH17. It appears Russia does not have the black boxes after all either. U.S. is the only one that has been blaming Russia

Ukraine Air Traffic Control routed MH17 through War Zone - not normal route and had them fly lower than they requested

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 9 hours ago
MH17 7/17/14 route in Red, through War Zone. Different from previous routes Update - Kiev Air Traffic Controller says it was Ukrainian Military who shot down the plane. The Ukraine Air Traffic Control was in complete charge of Malaysia flight MH17. They had them fly a route directly through the war zone and out of the way than their normal flight and they had them fly lower than they

"Are We Living In A 'Matrix'-like Superhologram?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Are We Living In A 'Matrix'-like Superhologram?"* by David Talbot "In 1982 a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. You did not hear about it on the evening news. In fact, unless you are in the habit of reading scientific journals you probably have never even heard Aspect's name, though there are some who believe his discovery may change the face of science. Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subato... more »

"This Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand... and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late." - Marie Beyon Ray

MH17: World Sees Tragedy, US Sees "Game Changer"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 hours ago
*Image: The US claims sophisticated anti-air missiles like this Buk systemis responsible for the downing of MH17. No evidence has been providedto confirm or deny this. Other possibilities are air-launched missiles firedby a fighter jet, or even sabotage. **July 19, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power made a series of baseless, contradictory accusations aimed at politically exploiting the tragic loss of Malaysia Boeing 777 flight MH17 with nearly 300 civilians on board. Power asserted that the most likely culprits behind t... more »

Elizabeth Warren: This woman is dangerous....

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*wake up America.* She is coming and she is evil.

Rebel Leader Says Many of the Dead Bodies in MH17 Weren’t “Fresh”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Melissa Melton Sorry to be so grotesque, but there aren’t a lot of other ways to say it. The Associated Press article floating around the mainstream media in source after source (surely before it gets buried forever) is simply titled, “Rebel Leader Gives Bizarre Account of Plane Crash”. How bizarre, exactly? A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — *suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.* The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna on Friday quoted Ig... more »

World of Resistance Report: Financial Institutions Fear Global Revolution

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Andrew Gavin Marshall Originally posted at Occupy.com [image: o-bankers-underpaid-facebook] *In Part 1 of the WoR Report, I examined Zbigniew Brzezinski’s warnings to elites around the world of the “global political awakening” of humanity. In Part 2, I looked at the relationship between inequality and social instability, and in Part 3 I examined the World Economic Forum’s warnings of growing inequality and the “lost generation” of youth who pose the greatest threat to oligarchic interests around the world. In this fourth installment in the series, we turn to reports from top banks... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Wasilla, Alaska, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Singing To The Deer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Singing To The Deer"* by Patricia Monaghan “At solstice, the woods were bright in a snowy way, the sky pearl gray above the stately maples and gnarled burr oaks. An Alaskan marooned in the urban Midwest, it took me years to find this nearby patch of relatively undisturbed land where I can sense the power of wildness. Now I go there often, watching the seasons unfold their changeful unchanging patterns in the increasingly familiar forest. I especially like to walk among the sleeping trees in the half-lit silence of winter dawns. The trail I follow winds and twists, new patches of ... more »

Paulo Coelho, “I’d Rather Be In Hell”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“I’d Rather Be In Hell”* by Paulo Coelho "As soon as he died, Juan found himself in a gorgeous place, surrounded by all the comfort and beauty he had dreamed of. A fellow dressed in white approached him and said, “You have the right to have whatever you want; any food, pleasure or amusement.” Charmed, Juan did everything he dreamed of doing during his life. After many years of pleasures, he sought the fellow in white and asked, “I have already experienced everything I wanted. Now I need to work in order to feel useful.” “I am sorry,” said the fellow in white, “but that is the only... more »

"Have You Also Learned..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?" That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future." ~ Herman Hesse, "Siddhartha"

"Opening to Understanding: Willingness to Feel"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Opening to Understanding: Willingness to Feel"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM When we are resisting something based on a limited understanding, we must then open ourselves to willingness. There are times when we may find ourselves struggling or even fighting with our thoughts and emotions. We may feel that something must be done in a certain way or not at all, or there may be some other situation that feels absolutely black and white. But life is not this way—it’s the way we are looking at our experiences that is causing the turmoil within us. When we become aware that the strug... more »

Dyatlov Pass incident

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago
Dyatlov Pass Incident russian yeti: the killer lives

Elaine Stritch (1925-2014), part 1

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*by Ken* In one of the tributes to Elaine Stritch I glanced through, Colleen Donaghy, the character she and the *30 Rock* team created, was described as "cantankerous." Um, yes, I suppose. But this is sort of like describing Genghis Khan as "outgoing." The Entertainment Weekly people who put up the above too-shredded collage of Colleen moments, got it better: "On the show, Stritch turned Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin's) mother into a force of nature, emphasizing her irascible nature and ability to induce a heady amount of Irish-Catholic guilt." Here's the start of the NYT obit by ... more »

China financial daisy chain unraveling ( bit by bit ) ? June 18 , 2014 ---- Chinese Commodity Contagion Leads To First Letter Of Credit Settlement Failure , Second Chinese Bond Default On Deck .......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-18/chinese-commodity-contagion-leads-first-letter-credit-settlement-failure Chinese Commodity Contagion Leads To First Letter Of Credit Settlement Failure [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/18/2014 17:44 -0400 - B+ - Black Swan - China - Copper - Counterparties - default - Duration Mismatch - ETC - Fail - Lehman - notional value - Reality inShare4 At the heart of the China Commodity Financing Deals (CCFD) is the ability to leverage a letter of credit on the ba... more »

Israel's brutal Gaza Invasion as all attention is turned to the MH-17 false flag

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Info I had saved this morning, but, am just getting around to now. Apologies. False flag- for those who do not know? *False flag* (or *black flag*) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them *If you are at all unfamiliar with the MH-17 saga???**Start here:Breaking! Malaysian Passenger Plane crashed (shotdown) in Eastern Ukraine* *Next stop: MH-17: An exercise in foregone conclusions?* The... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

“20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western * *United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic”* By Michael Snyder “When scientists start using phrases such as "the worst drought" and "as bad as you can imagine" to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. Thanks to an epic drought that never seems to end, we are witnessing the beginning of a water crisis that most people never even dreamed was possible in this day and age. The state of California is getting ready to ban people from watering their lawns and washing their cars, but if ... more »

Jumping from Malaysian Airlines

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Malaysian airlines raising a stink in our minds not really in anyone responsible but it is not unkind How one carrier can be so defined I do not believe in the cosmic possibilities so mark my religion as declined Airlines do not just disappear Airlines do not get shot down at cruise altitude over a Crimea there is more than incompetence and plotting to these stories events we can not even imagine are being formed while we sit on the front porch and worry Sure we are all worried today worry is a bead we live no need for something on our wrist with which to play God knows we have had s... more »

On the "Obsession" with Israel and Palestine

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 14 hours ago
I think James Bloodsworth has been unfair locating the opposition to Israel's bombing and invasion of Gaza in the matrix of revolutionary identity politics. Yes, in the fractured universe of British radicalism the Israel/Palestine conflict is an occasion for position-taking, and, as with nearly all positions assumed, be it war in the Middle East, the attitude to Labour, or whether capitalism has been restored in China, they are a locus for identity work. However, it is a mistake to say this *determines* opposition to Israel. Their "obsession" derives neither from freaks of characte... more »

Wide awake

risa bear at A Way to Live - 15 hours ago
"*If you want to attain just this, immediately practice just this*." -- Dogen. After a week in the 90s, it's become difficult for me to realize I can once again work outside all day. But it's nice enough out. I could go. But my habit now is to hide indoors at midday. Often I take a nap. When you're over 65, you watch the thermometer more, and also the cloud cover. If it's over 86F (30C) out, and clear, with a hot wind, rural folks my age know they may do poorly at work with what's left of their "large muscle groups" in the direct sunshine. It's why we were, in former times, so oft... more »

Satire: “Boehner Drops Obama Lawsuit; Says It Would Mean Doing Something”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Boehner Drops Obama Lawsuit; * *Says It Would Mean Doing Something”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dropped his plans to sue President Obama on Friday, explaining to reporters, “I realized it would mean doing something.” In a brief appearance before the press, Speaker Boehner talked about his gradual realization that “filing a lawsuit requires effort and, yes, work. I came to the conclusion that while suing the President would be the best thing for the American people, it would also require that I do something,” he said, st... more »

“Happy Birthday Paper Money: 353 Years Of Wanton Destruction”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Happy Birthday Paper Money: 353 Years Of Wanton Destruction”* by Simon Black “If you ever find yourself vacationing in the western Pacific, I highly recommend swinging by Yap Island, home of one of the most bizarre forms of money in history. Over a thousand years ago, natives would mine enormous chunks of limestone and carve them into gigantic circular discs. I’m talking REALLY big… a typical disc would be 5 to 10 feet in diameter, over a foot thick, and weigh several tons. They called them ‘Rai Stones’, and they were actually used as currency. Curiously, an indiviaul rai would b... more »

Who Shot Down MH17?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
I have been thinking aboot it. Did the Rebels have the resources to pull off such a kill? That is a big question. This was a highly technical co-ordinated effort using some big machines. Sure its possible the Rebs saw a horse in the sky and just shot. This would be the most plausible explanation. However doubt is certain that they had the gun, ammo or expertise to pull of such a shot. Maybe I am naive and watch to much 24. However we have been told American spy satellites saw some of this action in real time. I believe the USA knows exactly what happened. So why do they not just... more »

Supplemental: The sounds of silence!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014* *You do not criticize Dowd:* Maureen Dowd wrote a column last Sunday trashing Chelsea Clinton. As she went on, she trashed Hillary Clinton too. Dowd’s invective level was high. Her information level was low. In large part, the column was defined by the information Dowd chose to suppress. Dowd has been like this forever. In 2008, she even got trashed by the Times’ public editor for “the relentless nature of her gender-laden assault on [Candidate] Clinton—in 28 of 44 columns since Jan. 1.” Maureen Dowd hates All Things Clinton. But when Media Matters pushed ba... more »

Ted Cruz Moves In To Demagogue On A New Crisis: The Children At The Border

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
If you want to understand why there's a crisis of refugee children at the southern border, you're probably not a Republican-- and you're surely not Texas reactionary and would-be-presidente Ted Cruz. But reading about the horrific U.S. policy agenda in Guatemala is probably a good place to start. You may even come to the conclusion we actually do owe these people a little compassion. Yes, *owe*. Yesterday, Greg Sargent explained to *Washington Post* readers why the refugee crisis is an argument *for* immigration reform, not an argument against it, as racist and nativist reactionar... more »

OMG

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
When is Dr. Dawg ever going to fucking learn??? He writes a great post about Israel's slaughtering of Palestinians, and then, he allows those two scum-bags, K-Z and Marky Mark to pollute it. I stopped reading so who knows? Maybe that Old Peter (or whatever the fuck his name is) contributes.

Promulgation of limited energetic structures of all types is now ended

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Promulgation of limited energetic structures of all types is now ended* by ÉirePort Promulgation of limited energetic structures of all types is now ended. Higher Sentience has awakened within hu-manity, which now allows only Gaia-and-Hue-manity-Heart centereds to propagate. Fortifications of fragile infant Light energetics in individual hu-beings and Hue-Beings continues. Envelopment of shadow promulgators and shadow propagators in cocoons of Light proceeds, prior to transport across dimensional realms, where soul classes may resume. Processing of Hue-Beings continues until co... more »

The Myth of Russian Aggression

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
"Let us re-examine our attitude toward the Soviet Union. It is discouraging to think that their leaders may actually believe what their propagandists write. It is discouraging to read a recent authoritative Soviet text on Military Strategy and find, on page after page, wholly baseless and incredible claims - - such as the allegation that " American imperialist circles are preparing to unleash different types of wars…that there is a very real threat of a preventive war being unleashed by American imperialists against the Soviet Union…(and that) the political aims of the American... more »

Ronald Reagan and the Occult

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*Ronald Reagan sworn in as Governor of California (at Midnight) on January 2nd 1967 by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Marshall F. McComb and Reverend Wilbur Wong Yan Choy, Chaplain of California State Senate.* *Ronald Reagan had an interest in lucky numbers and newspaper horoscopes. Less known is that a certain scholar of occult philosophy had a lifelong influence on the 40th president of the United States. * *Mitch Horowitz,* *editor-in-chief of Tarcher/Penguin and the author of "Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation," reveals the detail... more »

Israel in Gaza: What’s the Plan?

Jon Western at Duck of Minerva - 17 hours ago
(Photo by Oliver Weiken—EPA) What’s the Israeli plan with all of this? According to the Israeli Defense Forces statement, “The IDF’s objective as defined by the Israeli government (in the ground offensive) is to establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continuous indiscriminate terror, while striking a significant Continue reading

German firm tries to help stop the car bombs in Iraq | Business Brief

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 17 hours ago
Amidst all the carnage and destruction in Iraq and elsewhere, it's important not to lose sight of the good that humans are capable of. Below is a good news story to cap off a week full of bad news. German firm tries to help stop the car bombs in Iraq | Business Brief. Source: DW (English). Date Published: July 18. Description: In country's like Iraq the rule of even the most basic civil law is shaky. But as the country struggles to rebuild a civil society and fight off an insurgency, one German company has been given the contract to produce car license plates there.

A ZIONIST GENERAL'S SON SHATTERS THE MYTHS

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 17 hours ago
*The U.S. condoned war zone of Gaza with omnipresent Israeli watchtower * *The myth of Israel's right to Palestine as well as their illegal and brutal U.S. supported Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has finally been exposed and shattered by a Zionist Generals' son, Miko Peled ~ who reveals in his book that Israel's rabid Zionists are very similar to America's rabid neo-conservatives and that the only hope for the region depends on a bottom up American public outcry for human rights and democracy to replace the current Israel Garrison state of subjugation an... more »

TALK IN CAMBRIDGE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
Just discovered this video from a talk I gave in Cambridge, MA during a mid-April conference on US 'pivot' to Asia-Pacific. My job was to talk about creating solidarity with those in the Pacific region who are working so hard to stop the expansion of US military bases on their lands.

As Bad As Things Are For Mike Duffy ... They Look Even Worse For Stephen Harper

leftdog at Buckdog - 17 hours ago
Stephen Harper, without public consultation or election, hand picked and anointed Mike Duffy to be a Canadian Senator. No matter what Mike Duffy did .. Stephen Harper committed the undemocratic actions that set this whole sorry mess in play. He should bear considerable responsibility. 'Mike Duffy's defence could put Harper on hot seat' - Kady O'Malley, CBC News

Eighteen killed Friday before dawn in Israeli ground invasion of Gaza

LeDaro at LeDaro - 17 hours ago
It is a heart-breaking situation and too many atrocities. It is about time that rest of the world takes notice and do something to stop this massacre. Read more here

MH17 - If You Made it Up, Nobody Would Believe You

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
*KAL-007 : Bond Air* (Except That You Always Do, and They Do...)

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 18 hours ago
*Value of N.O. firefighters’ pension fund assets fell 41 percent last year ~Andrew Vanacore, New Orleans Advocate* *Short-Term Rental Stakeholders All Agree On One Thing: Current Law Inadequate ~WWNO* *Students, Teachers and Citizens Deserve Better on Common Core Stalemate ~CABL* *Boeing signs $2.8 billion contract to build rocket at Michoud ~WWL * *Fishermen and Retailers Go High-Tech For Authentic Gulf Seafood ~Janaya Williams * *Several more states to offer duck stamps online ~AP via Bradenton Herald* *Kermit Ruffins with Jam in the Van ~WWOZ*

Ok...Perpetual generator how cool!!

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 18 hours ago
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FALSE FLAG STINGS ABOUND

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
*THE NEWBURGH STING* A STARTLING EXPOSE OF A CONTROVERSIAL FBI UNDERCOVER OPERATION, DEBUTS JULY 21 ON HBO On May 20, 2009, four men from the impoverished and largely African-American city of Newburgh, NY, were apprehended for an alleged terror plot. They had no history of violence or terrorist ties, but had been drawn by a Pakistani FBI informant into a carefully orchestrated scheme to bomb Jewish synagogues in Riverdale, a wealthy neighborhood in New York City and fire Stinger missiles at U.S. military supply planes. Their dramatic arrest, complete with armored cars, a SWAT tea... more »

Wild Bill: Using children to violate the laws of America! Obama must be held accountable...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 18 hours ago
*what side is Obama on?* "Americans, prepare to protect yourselves."

It's All Over Now - Johnny Winter, NBC Pulls Egyptian Correspondent After Playing with Bombed Children (Pilger On Israel, Ukraine and Truth)

R.I.P. Johnny. I remember him for the 'gutsiest, fluid guitar you ever heard,' but at its best, there's a beautifully articulated flamboyance to his music. Faster and flashier than his blues god contemporary Eric Clapton, Winter's musicianship — a hyperactive, high-octane intensity was his great blues innovation — had the electric flair of someone who was determined to take charge of how he

ARISTOTLE’S ERROR: Morning Joe moves the jihad along!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 19 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014* *Interlude—A look at post-rational practice:* Aristotle is said to have said that we, the so-called human beings, are the rational animal. We’d call that a gross overstatement. How “rational” does the work of our nation’s “press corps” generally seem? Were we observing the work of the rational animal when we watched the tapes from yesterday’s Morning Joe? In this early six-minute segment, Mika and Joe and the rest of the panel gasped about the vast sum Hillary Clinton was paid for her speech at The University at Buffalo last year. They worked from the banne... more »

An Update on the Continued Constriction of Roemer’s and White’s 2014-15 Assessment Corner

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 19 hours ago
So much has transpired in the situation regarding the state of Louisiana education for 2014-15. For those attempting to keep up with the situation, let me briefly summarize: On June 18, 2014, Governor Bobby Jindal declared that he wanted Louisiana out of both the Partnership for Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC) consortium (the now-nonprofit […]

Understanding Why the TURN Cancer Has to Be Cut Out of NEA and AFT

Jim Horn at @ THE CHALK FACE - 19 hours ago
With a concerted effort among AFT and NEA misleadership shills to make TURN appear be a kinder and gentler form of corporate union takeover, it’s important to “replay the tape” in order to understand the history that has been made and the history that is being made. There are some who pretend to believe that […]

Malaysian Plane Crash: Lies and Sinister Political Agenda by the West

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 19 hours ago
*Alexander Clackson, Global Research* *Almost immediately after the news began to spread that a Malaysian Airlines plane was apparently shot down over Ukraine, Western media and politicians blamed Russia for the event, claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin should be directly responsible, despite complete lack of concrete evidence about who is to blame. This event is being used by the United States and its Western allies to further isolate Russia, after they failed to achieve this objective by provoking Russia in Ukraine.* *Unjustified blame on Russia* While Putin took the... more »

Understanding Why the TURN Cancer Has to Be Cut Out of AFT and NEA

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 19 hours ago
Posted at @theChalkace July 18, 2014 With a concerted effort among AFT and NEA misleadership shills to make TURN appear be a kinder and gentler form of corporate union takeover, it's important to "replay the tape" in order to understand the history that has been made and the history that is being made. There are some who pretend to believe that TURN cannot be all bad if they invite Karen Lewis, Deb Meier, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Diane Ravitch to speak at their conclaves. When we examine the continuing practices and policies of TURN, however, it becomes oh so obvious that these ... more »

MEETING WITH SEN. KING

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
* Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) * Our local Bath-based group called the Midcoast Citizens for Sustainable Economies met with Maine's Sen. Angus King this morning at a church in Brunswick for 45 minutes. We went to talk about the need to diversify Maine's current dependence on military production. Seven of us (including past and current Bath Iron Works employees) urged him to help bring to Maine some funds from the Pentagon's Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) that is available to communities to help plan for diversification and/or conversion of their local military installation o... more »

O, Free Press, Where Art Thou?

plthomasedd at @ THE CHALK FACE - 19 hours ago
O, Free Press, Where Art Thou?. via O, Free Press, Where Art Thou?.Filed under: PAUL THOMAS: Becoming Radical

Happy Friday

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 19 hours ago

Wow....Que susto

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 20 hours ago
The creator of these devices never went to formal school, yet ended working in the then TOP SECRET star wars project for RONALD REAGAN....DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS The video below is self explenatory... PROOF EXRA FOOTAGE Seed Newsvine

GOOD ACTION IN SEATTLE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
Stop the Israeli war machine action in Seattle, Washington. Notice at the end they walk through stores.

New Information Provides New Questions About Malaysian Flight

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 20 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville Only yesterday, I wrote an article entitled “6 Reasons To Question The Official Story Of The Malaysian Flight Over Ukraine” where, as the title suggests, I briefly discussed a number of reasons the story presented by Western media outlets blaming Ukrainian separatists and even the Russian government for shooting down the plane were both contradictory and dubious. Now, on the day after the crash of the flight, more information has emerged regarding the details surrounding what actually brought the flight down. Yet, as is typical in international incidents, the W... more »

Will New York Crooked Politician Jeffrey Klein Be Hoist On His Own Petard?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
When the Watergate scandal started unfolding, the Nixon White House plan of action was to keep responsibility and accountability as far from Nixon as possible. G. Gordon Liddy was certifiably insane and was never going talk and even relished the idea of being tortured so he would be able to stand up to it. The rest of the hands-on-crew were offered immense sums of money to accept jail sentences which they were assured would be dealt with through executive clemency after "a short time" while their families were well taken care of and and with good jobs waiting for them after prison.... more »

Because it's Friday - Terri Hatcher nude - NSFW - A Friday Rule 5 post

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
This is from a film called Heaven's Prisoners. Here's a couple of stills to peruse...

Constructive trusts

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 20 hours ago
306440 Ontario Ltd. v. 782127 Ontario Ltd. (Alrange Container Services), 2014 ONCA 548: [23] In Canada, constructive trusts belong to the law of remedies. If a plaintiff successfully establishes a restitutionary claim, often but not always, on the basis of unjust enrichment, the judge may, in the exercise of his or her discretion, grant a constructive trust over specified property if the judge concludes that a monetary award does not properly address the plaintiff's legitimate remedial needs in the particular circumstances: *Peter v. Beblow*, [1993] 1 S.C.R. 980, at pp. 98... more »

Drugs Never Cure Disease - Daniel H. Kress, M.D.

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-with-Common-Sense/154468647938561

Can The Release Of GMO Mosquitos Incease The Dengle Fever Emergency In Brazil?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
Dengue Fever Emergency announced in Brazil, in a region where GM Mosquito Trials are being conducted. Oxitec, the creator of the GM mosquitos, has claimed these mosquitos reduce Dengue Fever by reducing mosquito populations. During the eval...uation of the commercial application for the release of the GM mosquito, a CTNBio member had presented a report with information questioning the impact of the GM mosquitoes on the incidence of Dengue and warning that in some circumstances the releases could make the disease worse, even if the number of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes was reduce... more »

WELCOME ABOARD - FRANCE!!

liberalandlovingit at liberalandlovingit! - 21 hours ago
Some fine Rock 'n Roll for your week-end? STRAY CATS LIVE AT MONTREUX 1981 @ youtube THE BEST three piece band I know of and re-discovered after too many wasted years not lisening to them.... The cello? Now that's a bass-line. What an artist who plays that. They all really are in a class of their own. If you see how lean and energetic we were in '81- then juxtapose with any live Sublime video...well, the starkness in showing what an opiated; obese; obtuse; society we're living in; blows my mind. Would it be impolite to say "check your *girth* people!!" Oh well. It's done.... more »

Costs Of Iraq’s Kurds Moving Into The Disputed Territories

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 21 hours ago
Since the June 2014 fall of Mosul many articles have been written that the Kurds are the winner of the on-going conflict. For instance on June 15 Time published “The Only Winners in Iraq’s Chaos; the Kurds,” June 16 the Financial Times had “Iraq’s Kurds look the biggest winners in militants’ push,” June 19 the Associated Press printed “Kurds win land and oil in Iraq’s chaos but face new challenges,” and July 16 the Guardian ran “Revisiting Kurdistan: ‘If there is a success story in Iraq, it’s here,’” They usually talk about how the Kurds have finally been able to seize the dispute... more »

When " Itbah al Yahud!” (“Death to the Jews!”) is the cry, what should Jews do?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2014/7/17/self-defense-is-no-offense#.U8k7A_ldV5N=

Bond Air is Go : The Malaysian Airline Disaster(s) and The Memes of a Myth

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
Malaysian Airline Disaster(s) - The Memes of a Myth from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"There's going to be a bomb on a passenger jet. * *British and American governments know about it but rather than expose the source of their information they're going to let it happen. * *The plane will blow up. Coventry all over again. "* *"Neat, don't you think? You've been stumbling around the fringes of this one for ages. * *Or were you too bored to notice the pattern..?"* *"You are right in thinking that he under the British government. You would also be right in a sense if you said that ... more »

Twins?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 22 hours ago
Jonah Edelman Seneca Crane

Woodpile Report: Ol' Remus Has a Few Words for You: "There's a tsunami arriving"......

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 22 hours ago
reprinted with permission from *The Woodpile Report* with a H/T to Doug Ross at *Larwyn's Linx* - and we thank them both. *Are we there yet? * Imagine everything familiar collapsing like an accordion in the time between your morning coffee and your first midday yawn. It may happen just that way. In fact, it's difficult to see how it can happen any other way. Back in 2001, the Argentine economy all but collapsed. In a matter of days, the country went from mild recession to full-blown economic crisis. The currency went into free-fall. Police were out in the streets shooting prote... more »

Dear assorted Ukrainian and Russian machomen,

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 22 hours ago
I hope the loss of MH17 and her passengers puts your pathetic and utterly unjustifiable little war in perspective and causes you to end it. ----------- Commentary. I think it is likely that either the Russians supplied the rebels with advanced surface to air missile systems (SAM), or the rebels acquired them from actions against the Ukraine military. I think it is possible but unlikely that

Friday Nerd Blogging: Force for Change

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
A depressing series of news days lately. What can make us feel good? Jon Stewart? Stephen Colbert? Star Wars? How about all three? Yet another reason to regret leaving San Diego–where the Force for Change ends at Comic-Con. May the force ever be in your odds!

12 Summer Cupcakes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 22 hours ago
Nothing says summer like a fun cupcake. Here are 12 fabulous summer cupcakes to make this summer! Crawling Crab Cupcakes by Celebrations. Bonfire Cupcakes by Crissy's Crafts. Octopus Cupcakes from Parents. Teddy at the Beach Cupcakes by Betty Crocker. Beach Cupcakes from A Pumpkin and A Princess. Day At The Beach Cupcakes by The Decorated Cookie. Corn on the Cob Cupcakes by Hostess with the Mostess. Burgers and Hot Dog Cupcakes by Spoonful. Lemonade Cupcakes from The Celebration Shoppe. Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes from Six Sisters' Stuff. Shark Cupcakes from Martha Stewart. Snow Cone ... more »

Graduation

brinni for humanity at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago

More questions than answers in Siberian Airlines jet explosion - October 6 2001

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
More questions than answers in Siberian Airlines jet explosion - World Socialist Web Site The cause of the destruction Thursday of a Siberian Airlines passenger jet with 78 people aboard remains shrouded in uncertainty, with Russian investigators conceding at least three possible explanations for the mid-air explosion: a terrorist attack, a mechanical catastrophe, or the accidental launch of *a surface-to-air missile from Ukraine.* *The plane was carrying Israeli passengers, mainly immigrants from Russia, from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv to the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, wh... more »

This is an excellent article on an event of global importance that has probably not been mentioned in the US "mainstream media," having the motto "All the news fit to print ...if permited by Washington." The only problem with this article is a large number of imaginative terminologies, which I translate as follows: Washington consensus = "international financial system"; vengeful Empire of Chaos = US foreign policy; the epitome of financial speculation = American vulture funds; Masters of the Universe = US financial speculation, vulture funds and hegemony; casino capitalism speculation "model" = US capitalism; Panopticon = armor and weapons; neoliberalism = leading to global totalitarianism; hegemonic Masters of the Universe gang = US and its European vassals

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 23 hours ago
------------------------------ *OpEdNews Op Eds 7/15/2014 at 23:27:06* BRICS against Washington consensus *By Pepe Escobar (about the author)* Permalink * Headlined to H3 7/15/14* opednews.com Cross-posted from Asia Times BRICS establish $100 Billion Development Bank to cut out Western dominance (image by YouTube)The headline news is that this Tuesday in Fortaleza, northeast Brazil, the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) fights the (Neoliberal) Worl... more »

There Goes The Neighborhood

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 23 hours ago
Midsummer, and leaves are wilting...despite plentiful rain, and moderate temperatures. Some are singed on the edges; others are speckled with necrotic spots, many are turning limp and yellow and falling off. Stories of trees toppling are appearing with monotonous regularity in the news, including the derailment of the "Ninja" ride at Magic Mountain in California where riders had to fbe rescued by helicopter due to branches falling on the track. Wit's End readers know I love the poetic justice in photos like this one from July 9 in Hersey, PA, that show trees smashing cars - espec... more »

Harper's Perfect Storm

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca Now that the RCMP has thrown the book at Mike Duffy, Stephen Harper finds himself at the centre of a perfect storm. It's a storm entirely of his own making. And, at last, Andrew Coyne writes, we will get some answers: The biggest question to be answered remains: why? Not only why did Mr. Wright make the payment — which, remember, was not to “the taxpayer” but to Mr. Duffy, in secret and on condition that he remain silent about it — but why were so many other senior people in and ... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2JtNQublQ So beautiful, it deserves a reprise...

America’s Real Homegrown Extremists

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
James F. Tracy Eric Holder wants to convey his all-consuming concern over “lone wolf homegrown violent extremists” who have “domestic concerns”. On July 13 Holder remarked on ABC’s *This Week* that such bogeys keep him “up late at night” as he and his cohorts attempt “to monitor them, anticipate what it is that they are going to do.”[1] The Attorney General’s hand wringing is compounded by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s most recent “research” report. The document seeks to inform “law enforcement about the increasingly hostile anti-government movement” the SPLC claims “has grow... more »

Florida Democrats Beware: Val Demings Is Your Queen of Hearts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Last we ran into Steve Israel-Debbie Wasserman Schultz creation Val Demings, she had just lost a congressional race against weak Republican incumbent Daniel Webster in a much touted race. Although the DCCC and its allies made sure she had far more money than Webster, he beat her 52-48%, even beating her in Orange County. She spent $1,932,580 to Webster's $1,498,872 but outside big money groups spent another $4.6 million on her behalf (against $1.2 million GOP groups spent on Webster). She lost anyway, a weak, inauthentic, incoherent candidate with no ability to come up with a c... more »

New Guardian Interview with Edward Snowden

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*The Guardian* Snowden says technologies in Orwell's 1984 are 'quaint'. "Nowadays we actually buy cell phones that are the equivalant to a network microphone that we carry around in our pockets voluntarily." Also, Snowden reveals that NSA workers routinely pass around nude or intimate photos. Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner [image: Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...]

Screw Drones: Garage Hacker Shows You How to Fly for the Same Price

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*LaserSaber* Visit LaserHacker.com for plans Basic info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_paragliding Safety: http://footflyer.com/Safety/Incidents/incidents_and_analysis.htm Home built electric unit: http://laserhacker.com/?p=53 USHPA Certified Instructors: http://www.ushpa.aero/instructors_map.asp My previous FPV rig: http://laserhacker.com/?p=124 Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner [image: Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...]

Hi End Car Audio

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Compared to a home system all car audio is way overpriced. Of course the sound envelope of a car is a huge challenge. A great comparison here. Not to beat up on BOSE, but consistently I read its not the first choice. Haven grown up with just AM single speaker system I would gladly accept it on any car.

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WE GIVE $3 BILLION A YEAR TO IN ISRAEL

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Tel Rumeida is a small Palestinian neighborhood deep in the West Bank city of Hebron. Palestinian families live directly next to these Israeli occupation settlers and are often virtual prisoners in their homes, subject to the settlers' violent attacks and destruction of property. These are the people that US taxpayers are supporting with the $3 billion we give to Israel each year to build their separation wall and arm their military to push Palestinians off their lands.

SAVING A CHILD

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Amid scenes of destruction and death caused by Ukrainian airstrike on residential buildings in the city of Snezhnoe in the breakaway Donetsk People's Republic, a 7-year-old child has been miraculously saved from beneath a multi-ton pile of debris.

UK Gov't Reshuffle, Mass Arrests....660 arrested so far...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Short list of URLs of changes occurring in the UK. Some of this is pretty seedy so I've kept this in abbreviated form. So far the child abuse arrest don't seem to include any politicians or royals, perhaps that data is in the missing 114 files or they get arrested after they resign? More is undoubtably coming out soon in all this... -AK* *Cabinet reshuffle: William Hague stands down as Foreign Secretary following Ken Clarke's departure as minister without porfolio* *"In what was dubbed the “cull of the men in suits”, several ministers were sacked or stood down to make way for... more »

MH-17: An exercise in foregone conclusions?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Readers here will notice that I use the term "narrative creation" in relation to main stream media news items that feel as if they are being used to point us in a specific direction. Or to get us to accept an impending finale. Think of narrative creation in this way. We have characters (players) and we have events (happenings), that will converge in such a way that the conclusion we are supposed to draw is the conclusion that we have been prepped for prior to the final act taking place. This past week we have been treated to a narrative that has informed us all that the anti-fasci... more »

What Does It Mean Now That My Employer Has A Religion?

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 1 day ago
Or, Crazy Stuff The Supreme Court Did While I Was On Vacation So there I am in California, land of actual employee rights, when I see the Supremes ruled on a case involving Hobby Lobby. As I'm reading the opinion, I'm thinking maybe I just have vacation brain. I can't be reading this right. Then I look to see what Justice Ginsberg said in the dissent and I realized I wasn't misreading the opinion. Here's what she said about it: In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, ... more »

Malaysia Flight 17 Update July 18 2014 - ( how ironic we see Malaysia Airlines in the midst of another air tragedy ) - Denials and accusations fly but it's much too early to truly understand who is responsible for this tragedy ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Tweets...... Retweeted by Edward Harrison *The Independent* ‏@Independent 2h The same family that lost two members on flight MH370 have lost two more on MH17 http://ind.pn/1rw0H1b pic.twitter.com/kNR1o8hY5H [image: Embedded image permalink] Expand - *Al Arabiya English* ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 34m #*Lavrov* says Moscow does not plan to take MH17 "black box" from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine http:// english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/ 2014/07/18/Malaysia-Airlines-changes-route-after-MH17-crash-.html … Retweeted by ConflictReporter *The Interpreter* ‏@Interp... more »

Busted! Kiev's Video Implicating Russia Posted to Youtube Before Plane Was Shot Down

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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OPEN AIR PRISON

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Gaza has been described as the world's largest open air prison. Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip has had catastrophic results for average Palestinians living there. We look at the the unforgiving realities they face everyday.

Establishment Begins Building the Case Against Putin

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
You have to give it to the extremists that run the US government war machine these days, they are predictable to a fault. The morning after the apparent shootdown of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine (once again, why was a commercial airliner routed over a war zone?) the warmongers are out with a vengeance in building their ongoing case against Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Putin's grave offenses have been (1) presiding over a government that dared to save NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden from a US torture chamber (2) intervening to stop what would have been a devas... more »

NBC Pulls Reporter From Gaza For Reporting Truth

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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“The Idea of America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Idea of America”* by Bill Bonner “Our attention today is on neither the Old World nor the New one - but the ever-changing, never-fully-explored idea of America. “Proud to be an American” says one bumper sticker. “One nation - indivisible,” says another. America was, of course, founded on the opposite principle…the idea that people were free to separate themselves from a parent government whenever they felt they had come of age. But no fraud, no matter how stupendous, is so obvious as to be detected by the average American. That is America’s great strength…or its most serious ... more »

Q & A with the U.S. Navy on Lockheed Martin Hellfire missiles for Littoral Combat Ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Hellfire Longbow from LCS-1]The United States Navy announced in April in this year that it had selected Lockheed Martin’s Longbow Hellfire AGM-114L for the surface-to-surface missile for early increments and testing for the surface warfare (SuW) mission package for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Navy Recognition recently contacted the U.S. Navy to learn more about this new capability for both types of LCSs. The Longbow Hellfire AGM-114L is a fire-and-forget missile that locks on targets before or after launch. It has been used in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation I... more »

Mexican Navy takes delivery of first of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: SEMAR King Air]Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today at the Farnborough International Airshow that it has delivered the first of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft ordered by the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR). In addition to the aircraft, Beechcraft will support SEMAR with on-the-ground service, support and training through its Global Mission Support organization.King Air Rear Admiral Jose Marie Macedo, Director General of Naval Aviation Operations, visited company headquarters in Wichita, Ka... more »

Kiev Deploys Battalions of Buk Air Defense Systems Near Donetsk – Russian Defense Ministry

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: BUK-M1 missile system (SA-11 Gadfly)]Ukrainian battalions of 27 Buk-M1 missile systems able to hit targets across the entire altitude range have been deployed near the city of Donetsk, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Friday. “According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, battalions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces operating air defense systems such as Buk-M1 are deployed near the accident site [of the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane]. These systems can detect air targets within the range of up to 160 kilometers and hit them across the entire altitude range with... more »

Very impressive but I hope no pilot takes off that steeply when I am on the plane

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Boeing Preps the 787-9 Dreamliner for Farnborough: http://youtu.be/GZRKm6PG918

So why become a teacher?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Armstrong and Miller have some common reasons... Think on these as the long summer holidays, for children and teachers, start.

P.1HH Hammerhead Programme reaches New Milestone: Autonomous Flight Modes Successfully Validated

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Piaggio Aero P.1HH HammerHead]Piaggio Aero, together with Finmeccanica - Selex ES are pleased to announce the latest developments in the flight campaign of the Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) P.1HH HammerHead DEMO aircraft that has validated and fine tuned its advanced control laws, including augmented modes, flight envelope protection and automatic flight, plus the automatic management of the ground run both in takeoff and landing. Safety critical phases, such as take-off and landing when using the GCS and Datalink systems in manual flight, have been explored and brought... more »

KDB Darussalam & KDB Darulaman Fires Her First Exocet MM40 Block II Surface to Surface Missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Exocet launch]KDB Darussalam & KDB Darulaman has proved her fighting capability by firing her missile system for the first time. Darussalam class patrol vessel, KDB Darussalam and KDB Darulaman have successfully conducted its first exocet mm40 block ii surface to surface missile firing in the pacific missile range facility (PMRF), 80 nautical miles north of Kaua’i Island. Both RBN ships are currently participating in its first multi-national exercise rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) which is hosted by the United States third fleet in Hawaii for a month long. Read more

Peraves - solar powered monotracer - any time soon?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
me, I'm a big fan of aerodynamic design, I'm a big fan of using the sun to power tech, I'm a big fan of the all-electric version of Peraves monotracer ... what I was wondering is, "Will Peraves ever bring out a Solar Powered version of their e-tracer, covered in these lovely light-weight solar discs?" I realise Peraves could come back with the 'it recharges in less than two hours' argument, but a solar-powered monotracer is worth bringing up, no?

Pentagon: F-15 pullout from Europe may be on hold

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: F-15C Eagle]The Pentagon may delay the planned withdrawal of U.S. Air Force F-15C fighter jets from Europe, and possibly increase aircraft rotations to the continent, as part of an effort to reassure allies and boost assistance to the region in the wake of Russia’s recent aggression in Ukraine, officials told members of Congress Wednesday. In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Pentagon leaders were pressed to provide more details about the White House’s “Europe Reassurance Initiative,” a $1 billion funding plan announced by the White House in June. The su... more »

Japan approves first weapons transfer after arms ban relaxed

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Patriot PAC-2]The Abe Cabinet on July 17 gave the green light for sales of missile parts to the United States, the first approval since the government eased Japan’s long-standing ban on weapons exports in April. Cabinet ministers at a National Security Council meeting approved the export of a sensor part for use in surface-to-air Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) missiles. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., which has a contract with PAC-2 missile producer Raytheon Co., is manufacturing the sensor part. Read more

Russia Likely to Sell Iskander-E Missiles To China And Belarus

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Iskander-E]Russia is ready to export Iskander-E short range ballistic missile and is likely to sell it to China, during the exhibition of weapons and military equipment held in Minsk, Belarus. Voice of Russia reported today. Vasily Kashin from the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies told the Voice of Russia that Russia is currently discussing the sale of S-400 surface to air missile with China and Belarus. Russia is likely to sell Iskander-E together with S-400 to both nations if the deals are successful. Iskander-E is designed to replace SS-21 S... more »

Airbus Revs Up for A400M Production

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Airbus A400M Atlas]Airbus Defense and Space is preparing for a massive increase in production of A400M strategic and tactical military airlifter. Two A400M’s were delivered to the French military last year and one was sent to Turkey. This year the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence is poised to receive the first of 22 ordered A400Ms in September, Airbus officials told Military​.com. “This is the most advanced transport aircraft in the world. We will deliver 11 aircraft this year and 20 next year. By the end of 2015, we expect to be producing new A400Ms at a rate of 2.1 air... more »

BAE’s ‘invisible’ jet makes second successful test flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Taranis UAS]A ‘INVISIBLE’ unmanned fighter jet has carried out its second successful test flight, it has been announced. Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, has been worked on by BAE staff at it’s Lancashire bases in Samlesbury and Warton. During the latest tests, it flew in a fully ‘stealthy’ configuration, making it virtually invisible to radar. Read more

South Korea military chiefs endorse $8.2 billion development plan for home-built fighters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: KFX-E]South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed a plan on Friday for the country to design its own mid-level fighter jet, which a state think tank estimated will cost up to 8.5 trillion won ($8.24 billion) to develop. Dubbed the KF-X program, the fighter jet is expected to be built by the country's sole jet builder, Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI), after being co-developed with Lockheed Martin Corp, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The Joint Chiefs said in a statement that they had endorsed a twin-engine fighter jet to be developed for delivery s... more »

B-2 stealth bomber, at age 25, to get major upgrades from Air Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: B-2 Spirit]The most intimidating aircraft in the world is 25 years old this week and is about to become even more advanced. The nation's fleet of B-2 stealth bombers, the pride of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, is poised to get nearly $10 billion in upgrades over the next several years to ensure it remains the most fearsome attack platform in the U.S arsenal. The bat-winged aircraft first took to the sky on July 17, 1989. Read more

Senate panel OKs funding for AWACS planes at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: E-3A Sentry]A Senate committee on Thursday approved funding for all of the AWACS planes currently at Tinker Air Force Base, virtually assuring that the current complement of command-and-control aircraft will survive another year. Now, both the House and Senate spending bills for the Department of Defense protect all 27 planes stationed at Tinker and used by active duty and reserve units. The Defense Department had proposed saving money by retiring seven of the planes and eliminating the reserve unit’s role. Read more

Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: Fateful Errors, Fatal Decisions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: BUK-M1 (SA-17 Gadfly)]It’s looking increasingly likely that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine Thursday by a Russian-built Buk missile, killing all 298 people on board. While that’s yet unconfirmed, U.S. officials, reviewing satellite data and other intelligence, believe a missile downed the airplane, and that pro-Russian separatists inside Ukraine are the most likely to have fired the killer shot. We have seen this horror movie before. It began with a Soviet warplane shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 on September 1, 1983... more »

UK's Maritime Patrol Aircraft Fall Short

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Nimrod]Two high-profile sea searches have exposed a shortfall in Britain's maritime patrol capabilities, raising hopes at rival planemakers Airbus and Boeing that they could soon be fighting over a multi-billion dollar contract. The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing since March, and the hunt for four British yachtsmen lost in the Atlantic Ocean in May, has brought home to the British government the need to invest in maritime patrol aircraft, sources close to the matter say. Since scrapping its former program - the delayed and over-budget BAE Systems Nimrod ... more »

Successful first float for HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
The largest warship ever built in the UK has been successfully floated out of the Rosyth dock in which she was assembled for the first time. The 65,000-tonne Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was formally named by the Queen earlier this month in a ceremony at the Fife yard, where she was assembled and fitted out. In an operation that started earlier this week, the dry dock was flooded for the first time to allow the vessel to float. Read more

Submarine chaser 'Hai'an' decommissioned

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Submarine chaser ''Hai'an'']The retirement ceremony for the Chinese submarine chaser "Hai'an" (hull number 650) was held at a naval port in Zhoushan, east China's Zhejiang province, on the morning of July 16, 2014, marking that the "Hai'an" ship, which has been in service for 33 years, is now officially decommissioned. The "Hai'an" ship is the last one of its class in a maritime garrison under the East China Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to retire. As new-type frigates successively commissioned to the maritime garrison, the equipment of the ... more »

Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Vladimir Putin & Raul Castro]Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied reports that Russia plans to reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba from which it once spied on the United States. A Russian security source said on Wednesday that Russia had reached a provisional agreement with Cuba to reopen the Lourdes listening post, which Putin closed in 2001. The source repeated the contents of a report that first appeared in the Russian daily Kommersant. But speaking from Brasilia, the latest stop on a Latin American tour and site of a summit of BRICS emerging market leaders, P... more »

Philippines Military Goes on Shopping Spree

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: A Call to Arms Dealers]Dozens of global defense companies showed off their latest weaponry on Thursday at the first major defense exhibition in 15 years in the Philippines, which is aiming to revamp its military amid territorial disputes with China. The Southeast Asia country has several open tenders for defense equipment, most of them relatively small. Manila aims to spend $1.8 billion on new equipment by 2017—a big increase over previous years but still modest by regional standards. Manufacturers are keen to win those early contracts, which they see as entry points to more... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.18.14”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.18.14”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Only three stories in the Weekly News Wrap-Up, but they all have something in common. They all will have cascading effects that will go on for some time to come. First up, the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine. Nearly 300 people are dead; and of that total, nearly two dozen are reportedly U.S. citizens. Everybody is pointing the finger at the other side. The Ukrainians say it’s Russia’s fault. The Pro-Russian separatists say it’s Ukraine’s fault, and so does Russia. No matter whose fault... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Night Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Night Light” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5VzYAPBVJc

"Who Are We? Maybe Not Who You Think"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Who Are We? Maybe Not Who You Think" by Robert Lanza, MD "Who in the world am I?" asked Alice (in Wonderland). "Ah, that's the great puzzle!" The question may make you wonder about taking time to ponder such philosophical babble. The answer is usually defined by what you can control. A reply might be, "I can wiggle my toes but I can't move the legs of the table." The dividing line between self and nonself is taken to be the skin. This is reinforced every day of our lives - every time you fill out a form: I am ___ (your name here). It's such an integral part of our lives that the q... more »

Submarine boom in East Asia as China modernizes navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Type 041 Yuan-class SSK]A submarine arms race has recently been triggered by China's naval modernization program, according to Michael Raska, a researcher from the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies of the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, in his article written for the Tokyo-based Diplomat on July 14. "Notwithstanding weaknesses and limitations in capabilities integration, China's PLA Navy (PLAN) is gradually transforming into a regional [blue water] defensive–and offensive–type navy with extended so-called... more »

A Homemade Flea Powder Recipe For Your Pets

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
[image: Foto: Homemade Flea Powder - Kills & Repels Ticks & Fleas http://www.selfsufficiencymagazine.com/homemade-flea-powder/] *Homemade Flea Powder Recipe:* Ingredients: 1 cup *Food Grade* Diatomaceous Earth 1/2 cup Neem Powder (find HERE) 1/2 cup Yarrow Powder (find HERE) 20 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil *Leave out the essential oil if using for cats. *Directions:*Mix all ingredients together and put in a shaker top container. I used a mason jar with a shaker top lid (I got my mason jar shaker top lid at Christmas Tree Shop, but you could make your own by drilling holes in ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“An asterism is just a recognized pattern of stars that is not one the 88 official constellations. For example, one of the most famous (and largest) asterisms is the Big Dipper within the constellation Ursa Major. But this pretty chain of stars, visible with binoculars towards the long-necked constellation of Camelopardalis, is also a recognized asterism. *Click image for larger size.* Known as Kemble's Cascade, it contains about 20 stars nearly in a row, stretching over five times the width of a full moon. Tumbling from the upper right to lower left in the picture, Kemble's Cascade ... more »

Paulo Coelho, "A Man Lying On The Ground"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "A Man Lying On The Ground"* by Paulo Coelho "On 1st July, at 13:05 hrs., there was a man aged about fifty lying on the promenade in Copacabana. I passed him with a glance and went on my way towards a stall where I always drink fresh coconut water. Being from Rio, I’ve passed hundreds (thousands?) of men, women and children lying on the ground. As someone who travels, I’ve seen the same scene in practically all the countries I’ve been to – from Sweden to Romania. I’ve seen people lying in the street in all seasons of the year: in the biting winter of Madrid, New York or Paris, wh... more »

Albert Einstein, "The World As I See It"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The World As I See It"* by Albert Einstein "Einstein, at his home in Princeton, New Jersey: "How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people - first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and o... more »

What is wrong with these pictures? Malaysia Airlines MH-17 crash site compared to United 93 crash site in Shanksville.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 1 day ago
Shanksville site Ukraine site UPDATE 7/18/14: Ukraine was in charge of MH17 - had them go through war zone, different route than normal and had them fly lower than they requested. I just want to point out the obvious.

Psychology: "How the Brain Stops Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"How the Brain Stops Time" by Jeff Wise "One of the strangest side-effects of intense fear is time dilation, the apparent slowing-down of time. It's a common trope in movies and TV shows, like the memorable scene from "The Matrix" in which time slows down so dramatically that bullets fired at the hero seem to move at a walking pace. In real life, our perceptions aren't keyed up quite that dramatically, but survivors of life-and-death situations often report that things seem to take longer to happen, objects fall more slowly, and they're capable of complex thoughts in what would nor... more »

"All About The Folly..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Archimedes said, "Give me a fulcrum and I will move the Earth"; but there isn't one. It is like betting on the future of the human race - I might wish to lay a bet that the human race would destroy itself by the year 3000, but there is nowhere to place the bet. On the contrary, I am involved in the world and must try to see that it does not blow itself to pieces. I once had a terrible argument with Margaret Mead. She was holding forth one evening on the absolute horror of the atomic bomb, and how everybody should spring into action and abolish it, but she was getting so furious abo... more »

Chet Raymo, “Charybdis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Charybdis”* by Chet Raymo "To my mind, there is no more spiritually fulfilling experience than lying on one's back under a crystal clear late-summer sky unpolluted by artificial light and seeing the Milky Way arching across the dome of night from Sagittarius in the south to Cassiopeia in the north. Those of you who live in the southern hemisphere will have a different perspective, including a loftier view of the brilliant luminosity near the galactic center in Sagittarius, but you know what I mean. One has a sense of falling into infinity, of becoming a born-again child of cosmic ... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Global Warming Reaches New Records* *If you look up the Japanese records concerned, you find that the exciting temperature concerned is in fact only three tenths of one degree Celsius above the 30 year average. Such a tiny rise would excite only a Warmist and if real, could easily be just a natural fluctuation And since the temperature concerned is for June only, the rise could well be cancelled out over the rest of the year. Attaching any weight to just one month is cherrypicking* Scientific evidence about the rising of average global temperatures seems to be piling up. Ac... more »

Inequality 19: Notes and Quotes on Globalization and Inequality

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Reposting here some notes and quotes on the subject which I posted in the facebook group, Government and Taxes, Liberty and Responsibility last month. A good chart from Cato last May 3, 2014. Globalization eradicates poverty, posted by Daniel Castro. Actually, the term "globalization eradicates poverty" may be wrong. Poverty may never be eradicated as there are many factors that contribute to it, including personal irresponsibility and laziness. A better term would be "globalization reduces poverty" and inequality among countries. Free trade can lead to factor price ... more »

House Republicans And Blue Dogs Defeat Minimum Wage Increase

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday the House passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act 228-295, generally along party lines. All but 4 (completely random) Republicans voted for it and all but 6 Democrats-- Blue Dogs and New Dems from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- voted against it. No biggie. More interesting, though, was an amendment Alan Grayson brought up. Grayson has been more successful at putting together ad hoc coalitions to pass legislation than anyone else in Congress. This one, however was a bridge too far. He couldn't get a single Republican to sign... more »

(No Security Against NSA Spies - Especially Sexually Compromising Pictures and 2nd Malaysia Air Crash) Incinerating Iraq Armageddon (Except for the Oil Region)

You've got to feel sorry (or at least some empathy) for anyone who expects any of the western "democracies" to stick up for . . . oh well, the value of maintaining even the illusion of democracy, I guess. Not in the power/money politics world of today anyway. BREAKING: he NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has urged lawyers, journalists, doctors, accountants, priests and others with a

be well

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
thx 1138

On the ground in Gaza: Four children die in Israeli strike on beach [Video]

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
On the ground in Gaza: Four children die in Israeli strike on beach. Source: Middle East Eye. Date Published: July 17, 2014. Description: Four boys, aged between nine and 11, were killed on a Gaza City beach when the Israeli army struck with artillery fire on 16 July. On the same day, an attack in Khan Yunis killed a 4 year old girl, a 6 year old boy, a 23 year old man and a 70 year old woman in the 9th day of Operation Protective Edge. Reporter: Shams Odeh Voiceover: Arwa AB Ibrahim Quotes from grieving female family members of the four children who were killed on the beach: "We ar... more »

All Governance in Libya Remains Contested

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
An excerpt from, *"New York Times Report: CIA-Backed Militias Linked to Benghazi, Libya Attack"* by Patrick Martin, December 30, 2013: A lengthy front-page report in Sunday’s *New York Times* provides additional confirmation that the attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012 was the outcome of the Obama administration’s use of Islamic fundamentalist terrorists in its war against the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi. The *Times* article, based on dozens of interviews in Benghazi, asserts that the attack that killed four Americans, including US Ambassador Christop... more »

BRITISH PSYCHIATRY: FROM EUGENICS TO ASSASSINATION

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*BRITISH PSYCHIATRY: FROM EUGENICS TO ASSASSINATION* By Anton Chaitkin, Executive Intelligence Review, V21 #40, [30 July 2002] A behavior control research project was begun in the 1950s, coordinated by the British psychological warfare unit called the Tavistock Institute, with the Scottish Rite Masons, the Central Intelligence Agency, and other British, U.S., Canadian, and United Nations agencies. The project became famous in the 1970s under a CIA code name, “MK-Ultra.” Its notoriety for brainwashing by drugs, hypnosis, electroshock, and other tortures caused many books to b... more »

Gaza: The Hunger Games

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*People are shocked and amazed that Israelis are cheering and dancing on hilltops as their government pounds Gaza with bombs. They seem to be forgetting, or don't know, that Israeli spies cheered and danced on the day of 9/11 on the streets of New York City! Cheering and dancing in response to the killing of innocent civilians is what they do.* *Excerpts from, "Gaza: The Hunger Games" by Omar Ghraieb, March 31, 2014: * Little did the millions who watched “The Hunger Games” film series know that a similar reality actually exists, it's not a fictional realm that the creator came up w... more »

LET FREEDOM RAIN HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

liberalandlovingit at liberalandlovingit! - 1 day ago
Dear Jymn; I was sad and surprised when I came over and saw you'd left. You were and are my first on-line hero. Since around the time Garth saw the light and crossed the floor. You have it all, Jymn. The slicing, dicing, blunt sardonicism that, come to think of it, most of my heroes have. Probably why I swear so much, yeah- I'll put that on you guys! You made me realize that I'm a DirtyFuckingHippy! for which I'll always be grateful- it's the one group I DO belong to and feel comfortable with...I raised one, too... Fuck Ya, Cartman!! I have a picture of him by me- Im' out for the l... more »

Vacation daze....

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
Off to hit the mountains for a couple of days. No blogging until Monday. Enjoy a few links to tide you over the weekend. _____________ *Daily Links*: - Peter Chow at Thinking-Taiwan on Taiwan and the TPP - The always beautiful Synapticism with traces of Japanese rule. - US Media coverage of the Sunflowers: A brownout - KMT's rejected candidate in Keelung vows to continue campaign. Lessee... KMT rejects Huang, has no replacement, Huang continues, collects all KMT votes, serves KMT. Is this whole thing a set up to create distance between Huang and KMT??? - My Sev... more »

Musical Interlude: Seal, “Crazy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Seal, “Crazy” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A-hqZf7xQs

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Thanks for stopping by.

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