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Saturday, July 19, 2014

19 July - Blogs I'm Following

"In Sailing O'er Life's Ocean", a ch...
"In Sailing O'er Life's Ocean", a choreographed number from Ruddigore, Act I (1887) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Detail from an engraving of the Pantomimes of ...
Detail from an engraving of the Pantomimes of 1871, showing the scene from Gilbert and Sullivan's Thespis where Thespis first meets the gods. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Engraving of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury.
Engraving of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago

"Grave Faults..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
“Only the following items should be considered to be grave faults: not respecting another's rights; allowing oneself to be paralyzed by fear; feeling guilty; believing that one does not deserve the good or ill that happens in one's life; being a coward. We will love our enemies, but not make alliances with them. They were placed in our path in order to test our sword, and we should, out of respect for them, struggle against them. We will choose our enemies.” ― Paulo Coelho, "Like the Flowing River"

Aristotle, Virtue And Elizabeth Warren

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 27 minutes ago
The other day I visited my old campus-- Stony Brook-- for the first time in exactly 45 years. I was there to begin a relationship with a program that assists high school kids from financially strapped backgrounds envision themselves going to college and the succeeding in college. Great program! It's called EOP/AIM-- Educational Opportunity Program/Advancement on Individual Merit. The kids in the program have a significantly higher rate of graduation than the general college population does. While I was talking to the students about my experiences at Stony Brook and how those exper... more »

"Toads..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“A man who has blown all his options can't afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can't afford to admit — no matter how often he's reminded of it — that every day of his life takes him farther and farther down a blind alley... Very few toads in this world are Prince Charmings in disguise. Most are simply toads... and they are going to stay that way... Toads don't make laws or change any basic structures, but one or two rooty insights can work powerful changes in the way they get through life. A toad who believes he got a raw deal... more »

"U.S. Complicity Brought Up to Date" in Israel's War Against Gaza

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Title: "U.S. Complicity Brought Up to Date" in Israel's War Against Gaza. Source: The Real News. Date Published: July 19, 2014. Description: Phyllis Bennis says the calls in Israeli for genocide against Gaza are not only coming from fringe elements in the political establishment

Special Report: Malaysian Flight False Flag Evidence Revealed.

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Less than 24 hours after the devastating attack that downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, Neocons and their state-run media would have us believe the case is closed...before an investigation has even been launched. We break down the repetitive false-flag narrative. *You can visit our MH17 article archive here. **Poll: Who do you think shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17?* Be the Change! Donate Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner

Ghost of Sunday Classics preview: The Witch's Curse

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Dame Hannah (Maya Stroshane) tells the impressionable young village bridesmaids the story of the Witch's Curse in Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan's 2010 Ruddigore.* *by Ken* We first pondered "The Witch's Curse," though at the time I wasn't able to enable you to *hear* it, in a June 2007 post called "'Laws? I don't obey no stinkin' laws!' Are Chimpy the Prez and his partner in crime 'Big Dick' Cheney blood brothers of the Bad Baronets of Ruddigore?," in response to a *Washington Post* report, "'Signing Statements' Study Finds Administration Has Ignored Laws." Right-wing scu... more »

I've Never Seen the Israel / Palestine Conflict Illustrated More Uniquely Than This

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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“The Nightmare of Gaza Continues”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Nightmare of Gaza Continues” * by James Zogby “I can only imagine the horror in Gaza today as Israel intensifies its assault of that overcrowded, impoverished strip. It is a continuing nightmare story of pain and loss, of trauma and devastation. The heartbreaking numbers by themselves tell part of the story - with hundreds killed, thousands wounded, tens of thousands without homes, and now 600,000 without water. But the story of Gaza is more than these numbers and this current assault. Even in earlier times, Gaza could be a nightmare. In the early 1990's, I spent time in Ja... more »

David McReynolds : In opposition to Israeli actions, and to anti-Semitism

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
It is a grave error to attack Jews anywhere based on the actions of the Israeli government. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | July 19, 2014 In recent days there has been a flurry of anti-Semitic outbursts in … finish reading David McReynolds : In opposition to Israeli actions, and to anti-Semitism

Part Five. (A rational idea from Abu Marzouk?)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Over at H/P, something that Mehdi and his supporters ought to consider, and reflect upon. Something I’ve wondered myself has allegedly been articulated by one member of Hamas, no less. Given that the conflict is becoming more intractable than ever, owing to the incitement instilled from cradle to grave through the Hamas/UNWRA education system - (I sometimes idly wonder whether Mahmoud Abbas is *really* a genuine partner for peace after all, and when he assures his people in Arabic that his peacemaking strategy is for the Western world only and all part of the ‘slow Jihad’, he’s on... more »

Part four. (Headache)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
I saw an episode of Head to Head, Al Jazeera’s answer to .... I don’t know what, a kind of debate or something. The person in charge is Mehdi Hasan posing as Islam’s answer to Stephen Sackur. He must think of himself as a thoughtful interlocutor whose penetrating questions and mental agility will slay his opponent with one or two crushing blows. He is wrong. He comes across as a bully, a hypocrite; lazy of thought and shallow. The production gathers together an anti-Zionist mob - their version of our very own baying, smirking Question Time audience - well they would, wouldn’t t... more »

Part three (Incitement)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Further to that horrendous demo outside the BBC against the BBC’s perceived pro-Israel bias, Douglas Murray has a serious piece on the Gatestone Institute blog. Behind their smiles and the increasingly competent public relations that the pro-Hamas faction is managing in Britain, it is possible for some people to forget that what brings these people out is one simple thing: a hatred of the Jewish state and a desire to see it annihilated by the terrorists of Hamas or anyone else at hand. There are those who will say this is a not-sufficiently-nuanced observation, that the motives of... more »

Breaking: Dan Markel, Florida State Law Professor and founder of the PrawfsBlawg, has died from a gunshot wound...w/Upate

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--* The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of a law professor who was shot and killed. According to an email sent out by the school to students, Dan Markel was taken to the hospital after being shot Friday. He died from his injuries Saturday morning. According to the Florida State University Law School website, Markel primarily taught criminal law. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2001. Funeral arrangements will be made by his family in his hometown of Toronto. A memorial service is planned in Tallahassee for Sunday, July 20 at ... more »

Part two. (The one about Lyse Doucet)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Another bit of footage we’ve been shown repeatedly on the BBC is Lyse Doucet’s response to the evacuation of families moving out of the way of potential bombardment or a possible IDF ground invasion. The IDF give out warnings against a background of heavy criticism from the sages in the media. Damned if you do damned if you don’t. The bit of film is on a loop, with Lyse’s voice-over telling us that people are fleeing, “but where are they supposed to go.... (what about the designated UNWRA camps?).... taking with them “as much as they can carry.” “True Too” has commented on it here... more »

Part one (of five short observations)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
My BBC personal viewing pattern has dwindled away to practically nil. Usually small bursts of news and current affairs, and at the weekend, for a bit of masochistic morbid curiosity, Marr; if an interesting topic is on the agenda, I might take in the religious-based Sunday morning fiasco (TBQ or SML) that goes out next, and maybe a bit of Andrew Neil. During the current Israel/Gaza flare-up there’s Channel 4(!!) ITV., Sky, BBC4 news, Al Jazeera, and even RT. But this week I have mostly been --- online, getting nicely radicalised with, e.g., the Brendan O”Neill article, which has rig... more »

Wild Bill: The War on Babies...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*continues.* *I saw the following graphic somewhere or another. * *This is what passes for "thinking" for libtards.* *Do I need to point out how stunningly illogical it is? * *I didn't think so... * * Notice that abortion is referred to as "family planning." Ummm - I think that's more like lack of planning. * *Time for my favorite kitteh:*

July 19: Funny how us people think (part 2)

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
Sorry to be late. I was within a sentence of finishing it when the cat cleverly stepped on my keyboard, and I got a blank screen. _____________________________________________________________________ Firday's banner headline on page 1 bothered me. "Holocaust survivor shares emotional story". It's really an excellent story about a survivor of the death camps who gave a talk in Moncton. I knew many death camp survivors in Montreal. Some were very close friends who I loved dearly, and miss profoundly. For others, the experience had made them racist, self-centred, and time bombs of hatr... more »

'Weird Al' Yankovic tackles conspiracy theories in 'Royals' parody 'Foil'

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
*“Weird Al” Yankovic is back with another parody video — and this one features a fun twist.* COLLEGEHUMOR VIA YOUTUBE‘Weird Al’ Yankovic praises aluminum foil for keeping his ‘sandwich nice and fresh’ in ‘Foil.’ *The funnyman’s latest song “Foil,” a parody of Lorde’s Grammy-winning hit “Royals,” starts out as an ode to aluminum foil. And then the song takes an unexpected turn, because Yankovic has another use for foil.* Be the Change! Donate Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner

Narcs Tried Busting Me In 1968-- One, Now A Chauffeur, Picked Me Up At The Airport This Week

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Not my limo driver-- but he might as well have been When I was in college I was probably best known for 3 things-- all intimately tied together back in the '60s, if not now: progressive politics, drugs and rock'n'roll. The first concert I ever booked, as freshman class president, was the Freshman Dance. The campus squares were eager to put on a suit and tie, ask their gals on a date, give them a corsage and do a slow dance. I brought them The Fugs. It was very polarizing. The next year I was chairman of the student activities board and started bringing cutting edge bands to the campu... more »

Finally there appears to be an irresistible force bearing down on the immovable objects that we know as the too-big-to-fail, too-big-to-jail criminal banks. May The Force be with us!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 7 hours ago
------------------------------ Did the Other Shoe Just Drop? Big Banks Hit with Monster $250 Billion Lawsuit in Housing Crisis Posted on July 16, 2014 by Ellen Brown For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from the housing Ponzi scheme. But progress has been slow, as they have been outgunned and out-spent by the banking titans. In June, however, the banks may have met their match, as some equally powerful titans strode onto the stage. Investors led by BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, and PIMCO... more »

Taboo

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
You tell those Electronic Intifada types, Shash! (as re-tweeted by the BBC's Quentin Somerville). As if the BBC *wouldn't* mention "the occupation"!!!... Apparently, the occupation is "taboo" on the BBC http://t.co/K3lsCHEKIK Yet mentioned in BBC articles on 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 17, 18 July. — Shashank Joshi (@shashj) July 19, 2014

MH17: Weathering the Propaganda Firestorm

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 7 hours ago
*Image: A torrent of obscene propaganda hasfollowed the downing of MH17.* *July 20, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The level of unsubstantiated propaganda being directed against Russia regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has reached unprecedented lows. There is tangible desperation across Western media establishments, their political spheres, and within their corporate-financier funded policy think-tanks as they attempt to reassert their agenda and narrative not only upon the crisis in Ukraine, but upon the entire world as their weakening grip becomes apparent t... more »

Germany: Beyond Its History, Again

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Germany won the World Cup in soccer, demonstrating to all that its team truly is the best in the world. The German players and coaches were dominant, dispatching a succession of opponents with near masterly strategy and skill—including a historic drubbing of the overwhelming local favorite Brazil, expected by many to emerge with a symbolic Continue reading

Generations of Presidential Voting

Tim Luecke at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
As we all know, the social sciences are a messy business. People change their minds, don’t always follow law-like rules, and often have the guts to defy our theories by reflecting on their past behavior. For these reasons, it is always nice to see when our work receives support from other scholars, especially when these Continue reading

Malasian Air Flight 17

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 8 hours ago
July 19, 2014 The terrible crash of Malaysian Air Flight 17, last Thursday, has been made worse by the increasingly obscene behavior of some in our own government and press – from the President’s almost non-stop comments that this … Continue reading →

Technical problems for BBC services including iPlayer

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Were you wondering... *Technical problems for BBC services including iPlayer* BBC services including iPlayer and some online material have been affected by technical problems pn *{sic} *Saturday. Some online users have seen error messages when trying to access material on web pages including SpringWatch and World Cup 2014. The issues have affected publication of videos on the BBC website. The BBC press office said it was "aware of an issue which means some people cannot access certain parts of BBC online". "We are working hard to fix this as soon as possible," a spokeswoman added.

Nihal down the line

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I've rather liked Nihal ever since I saw him on some rather silly but engaging reality show on BBC Two some years back. He appeared alongside the likes of Ulrika Jonsson, Keith Allen, Clarissa Dickson Wright, and John Humphrys...yes, John Humphrys...learning to doing art at a modern art school. [John H played the part of 'The Grumpy Old Man Who Hates Modern Art']. He was full of charm, and talent. That said it's only blogging about the BBC that has ever brought me into contact with his radio programmes. An *Is the BBC biased? *post (from last June) featured Nihal and compared th... more »

Local Police Stockpile Weapons Of War

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
*Arkansas Police Accountability Project* All across the country, heavily armed SWAT teams are raiding people’s homes in the middle of the night, often just to search for drugs. It should enrage us that people have needlessly died during these raids, that pets have been shot, and that homes have been ravaged. Our neighborhoods are not war zones, and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies. And yet, every year, billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment flows from the federal government to state and local police departments. Departments use these ... more »

Ukraine State News Broadcast of MH17 is Naked Propaganda

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
*Activist Post* Ukraine's state sponsored news broadcast of the alleged shoot down of flight MH17 should win the award for best propaganda of the year. Watch how the presenter repeatedly refers to the video of the perpetrators supposedly taking credit for the attack. The problem is that video is proven to have been produced before the event took place, thus implicating the creators in foreknowledge of the attack. The creator of that video, by the way, is the Ukrainian government in Kiev. Next, as she says "region controlled by terrorists" with a straight face, there's a y... more »

A joke to make Marcus Brigstocke faint

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Here's a joke I heard the other day. I think I heard it on the *News Quiz, *though I could be wrong. I have a vague memory of Jeremy Hardy telling it, Marcus Brigstocke fainting, Sandi Toksvig being carried out on a stretcher and Mark Steel spontaneously combusting. Poor Jeremy had lost the room (well, it was a BBC studio audience, and you know what they're like!) Of course, I could have dreamed all that. Still here's the joke: The wife and I decided to take an organised trip to Afghanistan to see for ourselves what the place was like. It didn't start well when the train we we... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*Victim in Marigny fatal bicycle crash with 18-wheeler identified ~Andrew Canulette, New Orleans Advocate* *Sheriff Gusman continues to hand out extra pay to deputies who may not qualify ~Charles Maldonado, The Lens* *Questions arise to Sheriff Gusman's response to video of OPP inmates ~WWL * *The last residential home on upper Bourbon St. likely to go commercial ~WVUE* *Lionel Ferbos, Centennrian Jazz Trumpeter, Passes ~NOLA DEFENDER*

BRUNSWICK PEACE FAIR

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago

Dark Globe - Break My World

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
The disco's ringing out with melancholy beats tonight. *Break My World* is 10 years old, but its video has that haunting, contemporary quality that presents as timeless whenever thousands are perishing under a hail of bombs and shells.

How Stephen Harper AND The Conservative Party LIE To You Every Day And The MSM Backs Up Their Bullshit ....

leftdog at Buckdog - 9 hours ago
*REGINA — So much of what many Canadians consider conventional wisdom is what Henry Ford used to call 'history': mostly bunk.* *I’m talking about statements like the Harper Conservatives are the best party to manage the economy, or that internal trade barriers are costing the Canadian economy $50 billion a year, or that carbon taxes are killers of investment, economic activity and jobs.* *Each of these statements has been widely circulated in the media recently, so much so that they appear to be self-evident truths. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.* *Let’s look a... more »

INSIDE STORY ABOUT UKRAINE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
The Ukranian (Ukie) Army shells civilian targets near Lugansk in eastern Ukraine. What crime did these targeted people commit? They speak Russian and request to have their language honored and they be allowed to elect their own officials to represent them rather than have them appointed by Kiev and their US-EU sponsors. Also, because they live so close to Russia and have traded with them for a long time they wish to continue a positive trade relationship with their fellow 'Moskols' as the Kiev-based oligarchs and neo-Nazi's seem to call anyone of Russian origin. Then a plane... more »

Why Cuomo Will Lose: Her Name is Zephyr Teachout

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Hey--another smart, female, progressive professor running to replace the seedy, corrupt neoliberal good ole boy! Wonder if Warren will come campaign for her. In 2008 Microsoft founder Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men, decided that he should take charge of education policy. He promoted a single set of standards to measure our children's achievements in school. Since then Gates has spent more than $200 million to advance this idea, called the "Common Core." Gov. Andrew Cuomo, since taking office in early 2011, has supported the use of Common Core in New York schools. The i... more »

BBC Breaking News: Is the BBC biased? (A Study)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
If *Is the BBC biased?* has a purpose it's to ask, "Is the BBC biased?" One way to answer that question is to gather data and present it for public inspection. Analysis can then be carried out by anyone who wants to carry it out and conclusions drawn. As you may have noticed, we have been focusing on the present Gaza conflict, and I've tried a few ways to monitor the BBC's coverage (so far). One way I struck on was to record every tweet about the story on the BBC's widely-followed Breaking News Twitter feed (10.5 million followers). Here they are, each and every one of them from t... more »

GOP Passes Bill To Make It Easier For Rich Tax Cheats To Get Away With It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Sometimes we forget that right-wing political parties generally are not really organized around racism, bigotry and societal divisiveness just for the sake of those values. Racism, bigotry and that kind of purposeful divisiveness are not really core values for most legitimate right wing political parties. Greed and selfishness are. The rest is a means to an end, an appeal to base right-wing populism and a system of stoking primitive fears for much narrower ends. The bill the financial services bill the House passed on Wednesday-- by an almost entirely partyline vote, 228-195-- goe... more »

Why I'm So Intolerant

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
There's something about me that rubs some people the wrong way. I do NOT believe that anyone who disagrees with me is stupid. I think it's more the case that when I write about people I disagree with, I make damn sure that I'm confident that I'm right on the subject of our disagreement and that what my adversary thinks is clearly wrong. On top of that, there ARE a lot of stupid people in the world and you can't blame me for disagreeing with some of them. One example of this is my disagreement with the majority of the Supreme Court of Canada in their asinine (and possibly treasonous)... more »

Has Lord Lawson been banned by the BBC?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
For those of you following the story about the 'banning' of Lord Lawson from the BBC's airwaves, here's a letter you may have missed from this week's *Spectator*. Make of it what you will: Sir: You write that the BBC ‘has effectively banned’ Lord Lawson from items on climate change unless introduced with ‘a statement discrediting his views’ (Leading article, 12 July). There’s a lot of muddled reporting of this story. Lord Lawson hasn’t been in any sense ‘banned’, and the Editorial Complaints Unit finding didn’t suggest that he shouldn’t take part in future items. It found fault wi... more »

Read Sean Crowley

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
The following was posted at SM as a comment to the Attacking Diane Ravitch? . . . post. It is by teacher, Sean Crowley, who blogs at B-LoEdScene: *I think to take on St. Diane one must truly be uninvested in the business of advancing one's career outside of the classroom as a blogger, union hanger on, teacher book writer or any of the various forms of Celebucators we now see in this desperate scramble to cash in on the time spent as a classroom teacher. We have Teachers Speaking, we have Diontes Infernoing, we have BATS flapping and Schneider Schneidering her own with the best of ... more »

Was Putin’s Presidential Airplane the Real Target of Missile that Brought Down MH17? (VIDEO)

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Eric Odom Liberty News Most media outlets are refusing to ask tough questions to figure out what happened in Ukraine that brought MH 17 down. The story is all about whether Ukraine or Russian brought the plane down, but very little talk exists about why. Could it be a ploy for Russia to provoke the world to turn against Ukraine? Or the other way around, perhaps? The following YouTube video report is going viral in response to the Interfax reporter’s statement. Read More *You can visit our MH17 article archive here. **Poll: Who do you think shot down Malaysian ... more »

ANOTHER PARADE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
- MB and I made the hour long drive to Hallowell, Maine today for their annual parade where we carried this banner. There was a small peace delegation (about 10) that we joined in the parade that passes through the heart of the riverside community. Like always there was a huge crowd of people lining both sides of the downtown portion of the parade route and we got a good reception. Many people took photos of the banner. - Obama announced yesterday that he wants to privatize more of the public commons. Due to the fact that Republicans and Democrats can'... more »

The Bernaysian Manipulation of the Human Psyche

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Steven MacMillan Edward Bernays was the master of influencing and shaping public opinion who developed upon the ideas of earlier social psychologists and the work of his uncle, Sigmund Freud, in order to create techniques to manipulate the subconscious desires of the masses. Throughout his 103-year lifespan, the “father of public relations” was at the pinnacle of his field advising US Presidents Coolidge, Eisenhower, Hoover and Wilson, as well as inventor Thomas Edison, US industrialist Henry Ford and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He also reportedly refused invitations by Hi... more »

Run Liz Run...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*is this song a joke?* I only made it to 1:19 before my barf meter hit the danger area. I only watched to be polite to my buddy *Bunkerville* who posted in my combox. I still love ya, Bunk! My musician's soul is weeping. We laugh to keep from crying... *It sounds a bit like Phoebe...*

I'm Not Taking Sides on Slaughter

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
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US Sentencing Commission Votes Unanimously to Reduce Drug Sentences Retroactively

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Phillip Smith The US Sentencing Commission Friday voted unanimously to make previously agreed upon federal drug sentencing reductions retroactive. That means tens of thousands of federal drug prisoners could see sentence cuts beginning in November 2015. The move comes after the Commission's April decision to amend federal sentencing guidelines by lowering base offense levels in the guidelines' Drug Quantity Table across all drug types, which should lead to lower sentences for most federal drug offenders. Today's vote means that sentencing judges can extend that reduction to ... more »

Russia Asks Kiev 10 Simple Questions About MH17

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art *Activist Post* Russia has denied involvement in the downing of flight MH17. Now they're demanding answers to some very basic questions about Kiev's actions related to the crash and their immediate, unsubstantiated claims that Russia was to blame. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister was interviewed by RT who made these questions public. Yes, RT is clearly biased, but who wouldn't like to know the answers to these questions? *1.* Immediately after the tragedy, the Ukrainian authorities, naturally, blamed it on the self-defense forces. What are these accusatio... more »

Play it down again, Chris

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
The *Guardian*'s Political Editor, Patrick Wintour, broke the story of the leaked report from the former Met counterterrorism chief Peter Clarke into the Birmingham 'Trojan Horse' affair this week: Trojan horse inquiry: 'A coordinated agenda to impose hardline Sunni Islam' Investigation finds Islamist plan would have confined pupils in Birmingham schools to 'intolerant monoculture' if left unchecked. The report's findings are alarming, and the *Guardian *article goes into considerable detail about them. Once you've read Patrick Wintour's piece, you might like to compare it with ... more »

MH17: World Sees Tragedy, US Sees “Game Changer”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci 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 the downing of MH17 were eastern Ukrainian separatists. Because of the high altitude MH17 was traveling at – approximately 33,000 feet – Power conceded that the weapons separatists have been using to down Ukrainian military aircraft would have been inadequate to down MH17. Af... more »

Beware of Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) Right Wing Indoctrination System

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours 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 - 15 hours 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! - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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 - 15 hours 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? - 16 hours 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? - 16 hours 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 - 16 hours ago
*So, be at peace and know deep within yourselves that you are in truth already free.*

Though...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours 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? - 16 hours 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 - 16 hours 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 - 16 hours 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 - 16 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 - 17 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 - 18 hours ago

Corporate "Inversions" Shift the Tax Burden to Us

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 19 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 22 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 - 23 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

LuboŇ° Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 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! - 23 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 - 23 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Wasilla, Alaska, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Singing To The Deer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Dyatlov Pass Incident russian yeti: the killer lives

Elaine Stritch (1925-2014), part 1

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 playGod knows we have had s... more

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