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Thomas Paine

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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2 July - Blogs I'm Following

11:34pm MDST

Labour's nepotismocracy

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 minute ago
' We've got son of Blair, son of Straw, son of Prescott, son of Dromey. When you take out the Red Princes, you'll find that 80% of their candidates are union sponsored. They bought the candidates, they bought the policies, they bought the leader, we must never let them near the country."' Guido Fawkes has the story http://order-order.com/2014/07/02/red-princes-gets-box-office-treatment/

Yesterday, Paul Craig Roberts posted a partial translation of President Putin's July 1 address to the Russian diplomatic corps. Today, he published a complete English translation of Putin's entire speech as re-posted below. Those of you preferring the shorter version, which I posted this morning, need only to scroll down.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 19 minutes ago
------------------------------ *Full Text of Putin’s Address to the Russian Diplomatic Corps* ------------------------------ July 2, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Below is President Putin’s complete address to the Russian diplomatic corps. It reveals Putin to be a person well aware of the threats that US unilateralism poses to the entire world. Washington’s belief that the US is exceptional and indispensable results in dictatorial behavior toward other countries and the overriding of th... more »

Ole Ole Ole Ole Ticos

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 24 minutes ago
We went to Dominical on Sunday to meet up with Jesse and Diana and watch the game. They live about 15 minutes from there, but used to live there and they love hanging at the beach there. WE went to a restaurant/bar called Tortilla Flats. While there, met some other people as well. I think almost the entire place was Americans, which was kinda strange. It took about an hour and 20 minutes to get there and we were early so we grabbed a table and ordered from chips and guac while we waited. Once we got there, we ordered lunch. I had mahi tacos and Kurt had a grilled cheese an... more »

Isn't Higgs a sneutrino dressed as a man?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 28 minutes ago
Carla Biggio wrote a serious paper about a question that is so playful and ambitious that it may look silly to most particle physicists: Is the standard model scalar the first discovered SUSY particle? Supersymmetry predicts the doubling of the spectrum of all particles. Each fermion has a bosonic superpartner and vice versa. The traditional lore is that all the "old" particles that have to exist even without SUSY have been seen, while exactly the new particles predicted by SUSY (the superpartners) haven't been seen. But isn't it possible that we have already seen a superpartner? Ca... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, the star factory known as Messier 17 lies some 5,500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. At that distance, this degree wide field of view spans almost 100 light-years, courtesy of ESO's new VLT Survey Telescope and OmegaCAM. The sharp, false color image includes both optical and infrared data, following faint details of the region's gas and dust clouds against a backdrop of central Milky Way stars. *Click image for larger size.* Stellar winds and energetic light from hot, massive stars formed from M17's stock of co... more »

Paul LePage Denies He Talked With Domestic Terrorists About Executing Or Hanging Democratic Legislative Leaders

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
There's supposed to be this huge chasm in the Maine Republican Party between the business-oriented moderates and the far right extremists (with another split in their for the Ron Paul libertarian branch). The moderates have been the home base for respectable political leaders like Senators Margaret Chase Smith, Bill Cohen, Olympia Snowe. Interestingly enough, Susan Collins has always attempted to glom onto that faction while maintaining strong ties to the extremists. You don't find many media reports of it this cycle, but Olympia Snowe sure isn't out on the hustings asking her su... more »

"High Flight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“High Flight”* “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . . Up, up the long, delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or ever eagle flew - And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high... more »

Free Download: George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Animal Farm" by George Orwell Biographical note: "George Orwell, 1903-1950, was the pen name used by British author and journalist Eric Arthur Blair. During most of his professional life time Orwell was best known for his journalism, both in the British press and in books such as "Homage to Catalonia," describing his activities during the Spanish Civil War, and "Down and Out in Paris and London," describing a period of poverty in these cities. Orwell is best remembered today for two of his novels, "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Description: Power corrupts, but absolute... more »

"The Journey..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Happiness is a journey, not a destination. For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one." ~ Souza

The Poet: Walt Whitman, "Miracles"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Miracles" "Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, Or stand under trees in the woods, Or talk by day with anyone I love, or sleep in the bed at night with anyone I love, Or sit at the table at dinner with the rest, Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car, Or watch honeybees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon, Or animals feeding in the fields, Or birds, or the wond... more »

Chet Raymo, “Morning Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Morning Stars”* by Chet Raymo “For some years this William Blake watercolor hung in my living room, blown up photographically to enormous size (that was back in my darkroom days). An illustration from The Book of Job: "When the morning stars sang together..." The original watercolor is small, not a lot larger than what you will get if you click on the image here... *Click image for larger size.* That's Job and his family at the bottom, enclosed by the thickest clouds, representing the flesh. Under the Lord's left arm is the Moon goddess Diana, the heart or feeling, delicately hol... more »

"Just Once..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"But because truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all. Once for each thing. Just once; no more. And we too, just once. And never again. But to have been this once, completely, even if only once: to have been at one with the earth, seems beyond undoing." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Cheras, Selangor, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by.

"Stop Stress From Killing You"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Stop Stress From Killing You"* by Elizabeth Walling "What is stress? Physiologically, stress could be considered any event that triggers a marked response by the adrenal glands. In basic terms, this response is the release of cortisol. It's the body's natural reaction to any stressor. For occasional stressors, cortisol can provide a burst of benefits like increased energy, heightened reflexes and a higher threshold for pain. However, when stress is chronic, as it often is in modern society, cortisol levels can remain unnaturally high and lead to damaging effects, which include: ... more »

“Persistence: Why It's Sometimes Better To Walk Away”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Persistence: * *Why It's Sometimes Better To Walk Away”* By Art Markman “When Pope Benedict XVI announced he was resigning his decision shocked the world, because popes don't usually step down. And that got me thinking about the decision to walk away from things you have committed to in the past. We live in a culture that promotes persistence. Phrases like “Winners never quit, and quitters never win” dominate our public discussion. So, is that true? Should you really continue to pour effort into situations, even when they seem hopeless? Should you stay in a relationship, just bec... more »

"Parental Fears: Breaking Family Ties that Bind"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Parental Fears: Breaking Family Ties that Bind"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "So often we come into this world carrying the fear of our parents as it is passed down to us and lived through us. When we really examine our fears about something, we sometimes notice that the fear we have is not based on our own experience. Often, if we trace our fear back to its source, we find that one of our parents may have handed it down to us. For example, your mother or father may have had an intense fear of lack of money, stemming from their own life experiences. If that fear was not resolve... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
John just leaves out one important group in this excellent piece and that is the majority of Democrats who support the war spending over and over again along with the Republicans. The Dems though also support most of the social spending initiatives but know that the programs can't be properly funded because so much money is given to the Pentagon each year.

There's good in the world, Hay bien en el mundo

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 2 hours ago
Seed Newsvine


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Ukrainian military "high-precision warfare" shelling of the cities and towns in the east ....directed by US-NATO. Civilians are being killed in large numbers on the receiving end of the Kiev regime's offensive against their own citizens. Their crime? They want to be able to speak their native Russian language, elect their own mayors and governors (that are currently appointed by the Kiev oligarchs) and had the temerity to hold a public referendum indicating as much. They also oppose the growing Nazi influence inside the Kiev government and military forces. Because of all th... more »


The recent kidnapping and killings of three Israeli youths in the West Bank has really brought out the Israeli extremists in all their rampant glory. David Rubin, a former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, is calling for the destruction of both Hamas and Fatah and without taking too much care about who are fighters and who are civilians. This lunatic wants to see the complete destruction of both Palestinian organisations. And now gangs of Israeli Jews are hunting down Israeli Arabs in the streets just as the Nazis did to Jews in the 1930s. And here’s another Israeli extremist nutjob baying ... more »

“Why Does the Right Embrace Ignorance as a Virtue?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Why Does the Right Embrace Ignorance as a Virtue?”* By Amanda Marcotte “Spouting off about stuff you know nothing about is traditionally considered unwise. But as the Republican war on science intensifies, ignorance has started to become not only less of a handicap, but a point of pride. In the face of expertise and facts, being belligerently ignorant—and offended that anyone dare suggest ignorance is less desirable than knowledge—has become the go-to position for many conservative politicians and pundits. Sadly, it’s a strategy that’s working, making it harder every day for libe... more »

Bill Whittle: Losing the Peace in Iraq

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*it's Vietnam all over again.* From YouTube: History is written by the victors. But it doesn't take a lot of digging to reveal that the history of Vietnam -- written by the American Left -- is not the story of America losing the Vietnam War. America WON the Vietnam War. What America lost was the Vietnam PEACE. In his latest hard-hitting Firewall, Bill Whittle shows how that happened and how the exact same thing is happening in Iraq, as the Left once again tries to pull defeat from the jaws of victory. *Today I waited on a man wearing this:* *May God bless him...*

Afghanistan Updates ( July 2 , 2014 ) The Election faces delay amidst fraud allegations ...... Meanwhile the Taliban continues to cause mayhem...

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Al Jazeera..... Afghan soldiers die in Kabul suicide bombing Taliban claims responsibility for attack on bus in Afghan capital that left 11 people dead and 13 others wounded. Last updated: 02 Jul 2014 20:25 [image: Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker] [image: Email Article] [image: Print Article] [image: Share article] [image: Send Feedback] The Taliban claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack in Kabul via a spokesman [AFP] A Taliban suicide bomber has struck a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul killing at least 11 people, officials say. The blast on Wednesda... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Outstanding Hump Day Humor...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*from:* *Reaganite Republican* RR makes my hubby happy - and we thank him!

Rumi, "The Guest House"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The Guest House" "This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond." ~ Rumi

"A Little Parenthesis In Eternity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity." Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"

"Asking The Wrong Questions..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." - Thomas Pynchon

White, BESE “Special Counsel” Subject to Attorney General Approval

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 4 hours ago
If I learned anything from the July 01, 2014 BESE meeting, it is that Louisiana State Superintendent John White has latched onto the word clarity. Not that he offers any. Just that he spewed the word numerous times in the meeting. What is “clear” is that White is situating a lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal. To do […]

So, freeloading House GOP junketeers really do have some sense of . . . well, not shame exactly, but something sort of related

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*House Ethics Committee Chair Michael Conaway (R-TX) -- a fine ethicist who grasps the evil of "duplicative paperwork"* *"These kinds of backroom deals and changing of the rules in the middle of the night is exactly why Congress has a lower approval rating than cockroaches and traffic jams."* *-- Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)* *by Ken* We've gotten so used to thinking of the rampaging hordes of right-wing political scumbagger as "shameless," as truly beyond any sense of human decency, that it's almost comforting to find the need to pull back just a tad. It seems the boys—and they are ... more »

Airey Naeve

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*How the INLA killed Airey NeaveBy Paddy McGuffin (Derry News)* *"Paddy McGuffin"* paddy, (n) 1. Shortened name for Patrick. 2. Inoffensive name for an Irishman. 3. Offensive name for an Irishman. 4. A tantrum or 'wobbler'. *McGuffin* *Line breaks: *McGuf¦fin *Pronunciation: */məˈgʌfɪn / (also MacGuffin) *NOUN* *An object or device in a film or a book which serves merely as a trigger for the plot:* *"the McGuffin in this intriguing comedy is an unpublished novel by a young writer killed in the war"* *Origin* 1930s: a Scottish surname, coined in this sense by the English fi... more »

World UFO Day

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. The day is celebrated by some on June 24, and others on July 2. June 24 is the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, while July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident. The stated goal of the July 2 celebration is to raise awareness of "the undoubted existence of UFOs" and to encourage governments to declassify their files on UFO... more »

Swine flu modified to be incurable ? ( July 2 , 2014 ) What could go wrong ? Takeaway - A controversial flu researcher has modified the flu virus responsible for the 2009 pandemic to allow it evade the human immune system. His lab’s previous works include recreating the Spanish flu and making a deadly bird flu strain highly transmittable....... And with the chaos and havoc caused by the immigration debacle perpetrated along border states , what if this virus somehow became released among these illegal entrants into the US ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
‘Humdinger’: Swine flu virus which killed half-million modified to 'incurable' Published time: July 02, 2014 10:07 Edited time: July 02, 2014 11:37 Get short URL [image: AFP Photo / Noah Seelam] AFP Photo / Noah Seelam Share on tumblr Tags Health, Science, Swine flu, USA A controversial flu researcher has modified the flu virus responsible for the 2009 pandemic to allow it evade the human immune system. His lab’s previous works include recreating the Spanish flu and making a deadly bird flu strain highly transmittable. The yet-to-be-published research by Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka a... more »

Paul Manly - Not your NDP's candidate

Alison at Creekside - 5 hours ago
Not your NDP CandidateDear Mid Islanders, Friends and Supporters "I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement for my bid for the nomination to be the NDP candidate for the new federal riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. It is with regret that I write to tell you that the federal NDP has refused to allow me to stand as a candidate. The local riding executive approved my candidacy for the nomination but the NDP National Director, Ann McGrath, has not approved me and the federal NDP executive will not let me stand as a candidate." That would be this Ann McGrath, three m... more »

Germany joining the Bloc led by Russia ( and of course China ) ? July 2 , 2014 -- The signs indicate that may be the case !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-02/emerging-german-russian-axis The Emerging German-Russian Axis [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/02/2014 17:05 -0400 - China - Eastern Europe - European Union - France - Germany - Middle East - None - Vladimir Putin inShare4 *Submitted by Charles Gave via Gavekal Dragonomics,* This weekend has seen the European Union do a stitch-up deal so that arch-federalist Jean-Claude Juncker became Commission president. To be honest, who gets to play eurocrat in chief is of no great interes... more »

“Global Economic Crisis Is Accelerating - 18 Signs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Global Economic Crisis Is Accelerating - 18 Signs”* by Michael Snyder, TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com “A lot of people that I talk to these days want to know "when things are going to start happening". Well, there are certainly some perilous times on the horizon, but all you have to do is open up your eyes and look to see the global economic crisis unfolding. As you will see below, even central bankers are issuing frightening warnings about "dangerous new asset bubbles" and even the World Bank is declaring that "now is the time to prepare" for the next crisis. Most Americans tend to ... more »

Why the Mainstream Fails to Understand Recessions

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Guest post by Hal Snarr* In a 2010 *Bloomberg Television* interview, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said, “The general notion the Fed was propagator of the bubble by monetary policy does not hold up to the evidence. ... Everybody missed it — academia, the Federal Reserve, all regulators.” *Everybody* missed it? Not according to Axel Leijonhufvud. In 2008 he wrote, “Operating an interest-targeting regime keying on the CPI, the Fed was lured into keeping interest rates far too low far too long. The result was inflation of asset prices combined with a general deteri... more »

Just Like Torture: NSA Spying is Legal

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
Just like the crushing of a child's testicles can be interpreted to be "legal" within the context of the dictatorial power of the unitary executive as former Bush-Cheney lawyer John Yoo once infamously declared but now all of that NSA mass surveillance and data-mining is "legal" now too. In a resounding endorsement of the unconstitutional abuses of the American Stasi the "independent" Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board - which happens to reside within the executive branch and was formed in 2004 after 9/11 or 'the day when everything changed' has issued a report that is ... more »

(Capitalist Fauxism:  Everyone Will Run for President in the Future As This Will Provide the Only Guaranteed Income for Non-Rich) Pretty Pictures Denoting Ugly Political Reality (Art Speaks To Our Failed Political Experiment) Change the Rules To Benefit US?

Businesses do not give to politicians for charity. No matter what Bill Gates says. Food for thought. As the slide continues. You don't have to want to replace capitalism entirely, but "crony capitalism" will test your restraint. I've always enjoyed looking at pretty economic charts, haven't you? They tell us so much about the value of beauty in our and past times, and the art that depicts


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
- I made this pesto yesterday with some garlic scapes from our garden and from the garden of a local farmer friend. I mixed in olive oil, walnuts and some lemon juice as well. Very good and quite spicy. Got to do something with the stuff coming our of the garden so this made good sense. - Mary Beth (home with a rare mid-week day off) trimmed my hair and beard today - it's been hotter than normal this week and I needed some relief. If this heat continues I just might shave the whole beard off. I can grow it back next fall. - The sky is turning... more »

Lost Underground City Of The Grand Canyon -

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
Here is the problem. This story was published in 1909. What was discovered, is a set of conforming evidence to my presently developed understanding of the Atlantean Bronze Age tool kit which included the following: 1 Blow torch mining only recently rediscovered, confirmed on Mayan glyths and actually evidensed by ample Bronze Age mines. 2 advanced copper metalkurgy including effective hardened metal. 3 The building of large underground refugia to secrete populations. My point is none of this was known then except through native mythology which omitted the copper aspect. Today i have... more »

K2 Deficiency Linked to Wrinkles

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
*It goes without saying that wrinkling is associated with aging and is an indicator of cellular aging as **well. Thus it is hardly good news. Now we have evidence that this effect is driven by a deficiency of the K2 vitamin in the diet. That leads directly to obvious food based therapies and we can be sure that supplements will soon follow.* *Natto is a little hard to take, but alternatives will not be hard find. Fermented soy can likely be blended with kimchee or raw sauerkraut and this happens to be my breakfast of choice these days alongside a poached kipper and a piece of bl... more »

Peptide Discovery Tackles Biofilms

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
This discovery is obviously important and is a major step in engineering removal protocols clearly superior to what we have been doing. I also suspect that this will lead to formulations aimed at protecting teeth. This will be additionally welcome. As it is our blood stream holds up to two pounds of alien biology been managed by our immune system. We have already understood that this biological loading is not our friend and that the Beck protocol can systemically eliminate this problem. These peptides can surely speed the process and even successfully finish the task. A New P... more »

Romania with George Friedman

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
Russian aggression, subtle as it is is still a trigger point that permits equally subtle counter movement that can totally negate and ultimately the post imperial world for Russia. Establishing what can effectively be an American Carrier Task force is an obvious gambit and we are seeing steady movement now to do so. This sets up a visible shield to provide air support for local land forces including those of an evolving Ukrainian polity. Out of this evolves a natural Danubian confederation under the European Union to powerfully secure NATO's Southern Flank. Simply put, Russian ... more »


Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 8 hours ago

An Open Letter from the New DGS

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Greetings, PhD Class of 2019. Welcome. We are excited for your arrival on campus later this summer. As you enjoy your summer, I thought I’d take this opportunity to write you with some advice for your next adventure. My comments are just based on my personal experiences but I thought maybe they would be of Continue reading

Call For Proposals on “The Future of Global Security (Studies)”

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Last Spring the International Studies Association approved a new ISA journal, the Journal of Global Security Studies. I am normally pretty sanguine about new journals in the discipline but in this case I feel genuine excitement. Why? Because JOGSS is not just another outlet for scholarship but is actively positioning itself institutionally to cultivate much-needed Continue reading


Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 8 hours ago
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Why Does No One Name The Names When It Comes To Congressional Corruption?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Republicans got rid of their head of corrupt practices; the Democrats haven't Someone-- or a few someones-- must be responsible for the rules change that allows Members of Congress to take bribes in the form of lobbyist-sponsored travel without reporting it on financial disclosure forms. I read about the "rules change" and how "it happened" and how it has "occurred behind closed doors." But nowhere does it say *who* was behind those closed doors. All of the reporting sounded very passive… like it was something that happened, not like it was something John Boehner or his crooked Rules... more »

Supplemental: The jihad keeps rolling along!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014* *Hillary Clinton's speaking fee and the sick society:* Once the press corps invents a theme, the corps’ “rock makers”—just click here—have always been extremely skilled at advancing that theme along. Case in point: We were struck by a letter in today’s Washington Post. It’s the only letter on the topic of Hillary Clinton’s wealth. On line, the letter appears above all other letters. Headline included, this is what it says: *Just like CEOs, Hillary Clinton’s compensation is too high* The article “Clinton’s fee for speech paid by a private fund, UCLA says” ... more »

If you can read this....

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 9 hours ago
Then consider yourself lucky. Some can't. http://aebrain.blogspot.com ISP Result Last check on Last blocked on AAISP ok 2014-07-02 12:20:06 No record of prior block BT blocked 2014-07-02 12:20:06 2014-07-02 12:20:06 EE ok 2014-07-02 12:20:07 No record of prior block Plusnet ok 2014-07-02 12:20:06 No record of prior block Sky ok 2014-07-02 12:20:06 No record of prior block TalkTalk blocked 2014-07-02 12:20:06 2014-07-02 12:20:06 VirginMedia ok 2014-07-02 12:20:06 No record of prior block Report via https://www.blocked.org.uk/ The (UK) government is promoting filters to prevent chil... more »

ring of fire

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago

Hollywood Accredits the Memes: Thirteen Days

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*Philip Zelikow - Sorry, no, that's meant to be Robert Macnamarra* *"Strauss believed it was for politicians to assert powerful and inspiring myths that everyone could believe in. * *They might not be true - but they were necessary illusions. * *One of these was religion; the other was the myth of the nation."* *Ernest May* *May 2000: Future Authors of 9/11 Report Produce John F. Kennedy Book Riddled with Errors * An eminent historian finds serious flaws in a historical treatise about former President John F. Kennedy. The book, *The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During t... more »

Maudsley Hospital and Eugenic Psychiatry

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*" Paranoid schizophrenic Tennyson Obih who was sectioned twice before being released into care in the community went "off the radar" of the health services and murdered a policeman in broad daylight. "* Primarily because the British Oligarchy, centred around patronage of and by the monarchy cares far more about the welfare of animals than it does about human life - the First and Second Opium Wars respectively killed in excess of 70,000 Chinese directly, and only 69 East India Company Troops, with deaths over the next century caused by the collapse of Chinese Society due to Opium S... more »

Let's Light a Firecracker Under Neoliberalism's Butt

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
Nothing like using the Fourth of July weekend to deflect our attention from the latest round of secret negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership, eh? The culprits of the corporate coup will be converging in the Canadian capitol tomorrow. And you, dear readers, are cordially invited to write them a friendly note, hopefully disengaging them from both their comfort zone and their buffer zone. The public policy group Open Media International is collecting signatures and remarks for the delectation of the plutocrats. So may the pitchforks start jabbing inside their heads as they mul... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 10 hours ago
*Which Intensity Model Should You Trust for Tropical Storm Arthur? ~Dr. Jeff Masters, Weather Underground* *This Crash-Proof Drone Can Fly Through Forests and Disaster Wreckage ~Motherboard*

My Children, and Their Teachers, are Guilty

Kris Nielsen at @ THE CHALK FACE - 10 hours ago
The following is a guest post from New Mexico parent, Wendy Small. Let me start by telling you that my children are guilty. Guilty of being born to middle class–not wealthy–parents, guilty of having special needs, guilty of being the kind of poor test takers who falsely convict their teachers of being bad at their […]

No Security

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
No Security from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Assassinations don't just happen, they are allowed to happen..." Icke invokes Fletcher Prouty

Merlyn Rees - See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*"That relates to Kincora, which I know nothing about..."* *"I'm not that interested in Kincora..."* *-Merlyn Rees* Kincora and the Wilson Coup - Merlyn Rees Doesn't Know Anything (and Doesn't Want to Know...) from Spike EP on Vimeo. *He's wrong - the Privy Council is in fact 799 years old...* “*Lord Louis Mountbatten* had the nickname “*Dickie*” …and for good reason. Philip’s uncle Dickie was the last viceroy in India where he was a known paedophile who sexually exploited young working class Indian peasant boys”. Mountbatten is also linked to the paedophile ring who abused boys li... more »

Steve Russell : Stopping an American jihad

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
It comes down to what Colin Powell used to call ‘the Pottery Barn theory.’ We will own what we break and we don’t want to own the Sunni and Shi’a argument. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | July … finish reading Steve Russell : Stopping an American jihad

Rolf Harris, Freemasonry and the Police

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*"He's Australian and famous...? It has to be either Michael Hutchence or Rolf Harris..."* *The Late Paula Yates fails to deduce the identity of Dannii Minogue's latest beau...* *The Big Breakfast, 1993* *Sir Elton John, Rolf Harris MBE, OBE, CBE, and Friend.* *Trouble Brewing...Rolf Harris, MBE, OBE, CBE.*

Ukraine presses offensive with US support etc.,

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*As mentioned in yesterday’s post*- The Ceasefire that wasn’t- Fascist Kiev continues it’s ethnic cleansing *“Putin and the Europeans could not convince Poroshenko that peace does not come through war- Because Poroshenko takes his advice from war mongers”* *And the biggest global war monger is of course, the US.* UKRAINIAN troops backed by tanks and fighter-bombers have pressed on with a renewed offensive against pro-Kremlin insurgents that has drawn Russian ire, but also vital US support. Poroshenko's order to relaunch the eastern campaign was met with a deafening silence in Europ... more »

Savile, Freemasonry and the Police

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*Savile (and Friends) make a donation to their favourite charity: The Police Benevolent Fund.* *And Two Tickets to the Secret Policemen's Ball; one for me, one for The Widow's Son.* *"The review also examined reports that up to eight officers attended the infamous "Friday Morning Clubs" at Savile's flat in Leeds – but insisted this did not protect the disgraced entertainer from prosecution.* *The report said: "No evidence has been found to conclude that there was any impropriety or misconduct in relation to the Friday Morning Club.* *"All of those people spoken to who had knowledg... more »

Kissinger: Even Worse Than Cheney

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Constantin Costa-Gavras' 1982 film, *Missing*, had some pretty big stars-- including Jack Lemmon, Charles Cioffi and Sissy Spacek-- and won some pretty big awards-- including the Palme d'Or at Cannes for best male actor and the Academy Award for best writing-- and had a hugely acclaimed score by Vangelis, but there's a good chance you never saw it-- nor read the Tom Hauser book it was based on, *The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice*. That's because Henry Kissinger didn't want anyone to see that film or read that book. He got it banned. Really… in America. [It was... more »

Glaxo chief: Our drugs do not work on most patients

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
GSK and it's filthy production facility in Canada kept on providing flu vaccine for human beings in Canada and the US.-Salmonella with your flu vaccine, Canada? What other *dirt *has been dished up by GSK in recent years? Found an older interesting news article- Our drugs don't work on most people You will notice that hasn't stopped GSK from manufacturing acknowledged useless drugs at a great profit. Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said fewer than half of the patients prescribed some of the most expensive drugs actually derived any benefi... more »

Here Paul Craig Roberts has excerpted some of the remarks by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Russia's ambassadors on July 1, 2014. Notably, there was no mention of these remarks on BBC online news, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, or the New York Times. The Washington Post did mention that Putin had condemned the renewed violence in Ukraine at that meeting, but the importance of these remarks was not explained by the Post’s report. Thus, Americans who get their news strictly from the complicit "mainstream media" are not informed that their government is deliberately increasing the probability that they may someday die from weapons of mass destruction, totally ignorant of the reason why.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ *Guest Column by Vladimir Putin* ------------------------------ July 1, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter IMPORTANT: Guest Column by Vladimir Putin THE WEST IS TURNING THE PLANET INTO A GLOBAL BARRACKS–Vladimir Putin, President of Russia *The remarks below are excerpted from President Putin’s meeting with Russia’s ambassadors on July 1, 2014. * Putin damns Washington’s puppet president of Ukraine, an usurped position resulting from the overthrow of a democra... more »

Refusal to dismiss or stay action for lack of jurisdiction is a final order

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
Hopkins v. Kay, 2014 ONCA 514: [9] In my view, the refusal to dismiss or stay the action based on lack of jurisdiction was a final order. See *Manos Foods International Inc. v. Coca-Cola Ltd*., [1999] O.J. No. 3623 (C.A.), and *Abbott et al. v. Collins et al.* (2002), 62 O.R. (3d) 99 (C.A.). Where, as here, the effect of the order is that the action is going to proceed in the Superior Court, the consequence is that the defendant is precluded from continuing to dispute the court's jurisdiction over the subject matter of the action. The order therefore is final on the jurisdi... more »

No fingers

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
It’s a bugger when you get discredited by your own side. If the murder of the Palestinian teenager does turn out to be a revenge attack by some vigilante maniac, it is a shame for so many reasons. First because it’s the murder of a young boy. Next because it sabotages the moral high ground that was just about the only hope for the salvation of Israel’s reputation in the eyes of the rest of the world. A small hope, but nevertheless a glimmer. Not that their reputation is Israel’s top priority. I imagine making the Hamas afraid to repeat the incident is consideration number one. Alrea... more »

Adapt or Die

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
I told you that I loved you and we both Knew it was true Love is so chemical and in the days of eating Genetically modified foods this will no longer be true It will all be about appearance and how many pest you can afford to not break through Like the movie said and the truth was is was true Plastics will make our future people and they will last when friends are not true We love our concrete Gods and our chemical certiantiy but the human gemome is way more complicated and the gold rush investors make a blaspheme. No body cares about no nobody is in no way human we can make a fortune ... more »

The Angelitos Felices gang gets a great new home

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 13 hours ago
A miracle happened yesterday in our old town of Copan Ruinas: The 13 remaining children at Angelitos Felices orphanage were relocated to a much better organized, resourced and caring facility, Casita Copan. It's a dream come true for Emily Monroe, the young Pennsylvanian who has worked so hard to realize this dream. She met the children of Angelitos in 2010 and was so disturbed by the conditions that they lived in, she set out to open a new children's home using a model that ultimately strives to place children back into their families and support the whole family. She wa... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Alienating People

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
I have been accused of being cynical. My condemnations of the left's incompetence is based on cynicism. Personally, I have always thought that a cynic is someone who sees ulterior motives behind other people's actions, or who acts dishonestly, not believing in the task that he or she is undertaking, believing that it will fail. Here's the dictionary definition of "cynicism": 1. distrusting or disparaging the motives of others; like or characteristic of a cynic. 2. showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one's actions, especially by actions that exploit the... more »

Update: Facebook Experiments Lacked Support in User Agreement and May Have Included Minors

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 14 hours ago
I posted yesterday about the ethical and possibly legal ramifications of the already infamous emotional manipulation experiment where researchers tweaked Facebook user feeds and studied ensuing user behaviour. The post yesterday gave links to a number of useful accounts and analyses, but I did also mention my own doubt that the research, including the subsequent publication of the findings, was covered by the Facebook user agreement. Today, Kashmir Hill at *Forbes* reveals that this is exactly what was the case. Not only did the user agreement not include "research", however, appar... more »


Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 14 hours ago
Rick Maltes has posted an Index to the 2010 Nuclear Green posts. The Index on this page appear to directly link to the post. Other Nuclear Green posts are can be found through Google searches or the Nuclear Green Archive. In many cases post are found at the Energy Collective, and a few even further afield online. Here is the Index: Further Jacobson objections to Consideration of Nuclear Power: Safety and Uranium Jacobson: Beyond Cherry Picking IEA projected price for nuclear, fossil fuel and renewable generated electricity Mark Z. Jacobson’s Proliferation of errors. *Dec 2010* Was... more »

The slow death of the CBC

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
The CBC is not at fault it is the people who will abandon network TV. Some day many people will wake and understand that just because its on TV does not mean its important. There was a time when the news informed you. This is no longer true, the news is now used to indoctrinated and manipulate you. The primary mission of the CBC should be to dissect the news with professional non biased analysis and tell Canada what is good for us. Canada is a sanctuary country when it comes to climate change. We may get to much water at times but we will not dry out. The CBC should put our best mi... more »

ANTHROPOLOGISTS WITHIN: A portrait of nimble, self-seeking connivers on the greasy pole of advancement!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014* *Part 3—Anthropologist Hastings speaks:* Diane Sawyer started the theme. Erin Burnett merely pimped it. Reportedly, Sawyer is paid $20 million per year, with a net worth of $80 million. Reportedly, Burnett is paid $2 million per year. In 2012, she married her dream boat, a Citibank money man. Her reported net worth is $12 million. In fairness, she's just 37. The theme these deviants started and pimped? Hillary Clinton has too much money! The Clintons' net worth is said to be $100 million. To the oleaginous Sawyer, that was too much! Hillary Clinton ma... more »

Fred Klonsky is correct about the #NEARA14

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
Says the retired teacher on his website: Yesterday NEA Board of Director from Illinois, Jim Grimes, told us that the leadership would present two New Business Items (NBIs) to the delegates. One addresses the issue of the use and misuse of standardized testing. The other one will call on local and state affiliates […]

I Pedge Alliance To The Universe

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
[image: Foto] *Source:* *https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-with-Common-Sense/154468647938561*


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Group Files Suit to End Campus Speech Codes* FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, filed four lawsuits today against universities with restrictive speech codes on campus. The universities named in the suits are Ohio University, Chicago State University, Iowa State University, and Citrus College (Calif.). “Unconstitutional campus speech codes have been a national scandal for decades. But today, 25 years after the first of the modern generation of speech codes was defeated in court, 58% of public campuses still hold onto shockingly illiberal codes,” said FIRE Pres... more »

Glitter Elsa Shirt

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
I was given the Heat Transfer Vinyl to create this shirt. All opinions and instructions are my own. Frozen fever is still alive and well in our house. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't belt out Let It Go and my 5-year-old's Elsa and Anna dolls are pretty much a fixture, while the Hans doll ends up in a makeshift prison. From the second we saw the movie, my daughter has been asking for an Elsa shirt and not just any Elsa shirt, a sparkly one. Glitter heat transfer was the perfect medium for this shirt, it made everything really easy to pull together and kept it looking so good... more »

Mike's Story Part 67 - Political Opportunity or Dog Park?

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
By Jenna Orkin *February 3 2008* * He calls. I wish him Happy Birthday which is no doubt the reason for the call. On my own initiative, I wouldn’t have observed the occasion, even with an email. I’ve done my bit for him when he needed it. Any more would be sycophantic.* * “I’m single-handedly upholding the American economy,” he chuckles, referring to his buying spree for his new apartment, which included an HD TV for which his LAPD friend served as consultant.* * The statement for our joint account confirms this. But he’s exhilarated to be home and is providing background ... more »

Because Cheney Has Gone Unpunished For His Crimes, Someone Else In His Position Will Do Even Worse In The Future

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Yesterday everyone was hating on poor little Belgium. It was over that ballgame in Brazil. I'm not in the Ann Coulter camp or anything, but I just don't get any more excited about soccer than I do about baseball or football or bad mitten. And Belgium… well, I have to admit, was always fly-over country for me when I lived in Amsterdam and visited Paris as frequently as possible-- except I drove. When I did visit Belgium in more recent years, I came to appreciate that the food was pretty amazing-- my faves in Brussels being Comme Chez Soi, L'Épicerie, and Les Brasseries Georges-- bu... more »

Inequality Is Not Inevitable

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.scriptonitedaily.com Milton Friedman and his disciples worked very hard to transform economics from a social science into a natural science -- which, they claimed, obeys certain ironclad rules. One economist who refused to buy that piffle is Joseph Stiglitz. In last Friday's *New York Times* he wrote: If it is not the inexorable laws of economics that have led to America’s great divide, what is it? The straightforward answer: our policies and our politics. People get tired of hearing about Scandinavian... more »

Oh Canada? B'nai Brith Canada promotes anti-Gentilism

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*As advertised in the National Post (shouldn't be a surprise) Robert Fisk @ The Independent * *h/t NTS @NorthernTruthseeker **for bringing this to my attention-* Not long ago, I was handed the most outrageous, vile, dishonest and slanderous calumny uttered against the people of Canada. It was contained in a full-page advertisement in the National Post (founder, Conrad Black), a newspaper handed out – free, I’m happy to say – on my Air France flight out of Toronto. Here is the headline: “Almost 4 million Canadians are afflicted by this disease.” Beneath this title is a half-page,... more »

Rule of Law 23: RoL Index 2014 by the World Justice Project

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
The World Justice Project (WJP) released its *Rule of Law Index 2014*. Nine factors were considered in constructing the RoL index: 1. Constraints on government powers 2. Absence of corruption 3. Open government 4. Fundamental rights 5. Order and security 6. Regulatory enforcement 7. Civil justice 8. Criminal justice and 9. Informal justice. Here is the result. I marked the East Asian economies. On page four, they explained the FOUR UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES OF THE RULE OF LAW: The WJP uses a working definition of the rule of law based on four universal principles, derived from in... more »

Join Me at the Rise Above The Mark Kokomo Show, July 17th

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 19 hours ago
By Doug Martin I will be in Kokomo on the Rise Above the Mark after-movie panel on July 17 at the South Branch of the Kokomo library. I will be signing copies of *Hoosier School Heist* from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Here is the press release. Please share this far and wide and follow me on twitter: *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 1, 2014* *RISE ABOVE THE MARK**, DOCUMENTARY FILM DETAILING THE ATTACK ON INDIANA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS, COMING TO KOKOMO* *After-Movie Panel Discussion to Include Workers Voice Show Radio Host, Hoosier School Heist Author, Indiana Democratic House Candidate, ISTA Rep., ... more »

Musical Interlude: Diane Arkenstone, "The Secret Garden"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Diane Arkenstone, "The Secret Garden" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrtr6SVTdXE

Obama's schedule for Wednesday, July 2, 2014, vs my schedule...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 22 hours ago
*from Keith Koffler at White House Dossier - and we thank him.* *Noon ||* Meets with economists for lunch; Old Family Dining Room *4:05 pm ||* Meets with Secretary of Treasury Lew *4:50 pm ||* Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing That's it? For that amount of "work" we the taxpayers of this country pay him 400K per year plus all his perks? For starters, he needs to pay it all back, which amounts to about 2 million bucks at this point. He has done nothing, absolutely nothing, to earn it. On the contrary, he has tried to run this country into the ground (he will not succeed), an... more »

Why Monsanto Will Never Rule the Food World by John W. Roulac

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
Why Monsanto Will Never Rule the Food World *The Three-Prong Movement That’s Stopping the Beast in Its Tracks* by John W. Roulac The issue of how we grow and process our food, while it’s always been important, is now a hot topic both at the kitchen table and on Wall Street. From the recent scandal about a chemical used in yoga mats being found in Subway bread to the rising awareness of GMOs and demands to label their presence in foods, the public is fast awakening to the need for safe, whole, natural nourishment. In early May 2014, the stock price of Whole ... more »

Good morning

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 22 hours ago

$500 Cash Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
Who doesn't need a little more summer cash for a fun vacation? I have come together with some awesome bloggers and small business to bring you this incredible giveaway! Welcome to the $500 Fun in the Sun Cash Giveaway! We have joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash. ------------------------------ Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal. Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway. Refer your friends using your unique link to earn even more chances to win. *Open Worldwide.* *Ends at 11:59pm ET on Ju... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 23 hours ago
*Breaking EPA’s climate science secrecy barriers* *FOIA request seeks hidden data and analyses that agency claims back up its climate rulings* Paul Driessen and Lawrence Kogan Can you imagine telling the IRS you don’t need to complete all their forms or provide records to back up your claim for a tax refund? Or saying your company’s assurances that its medical products are safe and effective should satisfy the FDA? Especially if some of your data don’t actually support your claims – or you “can’t find” key data, research and other records, because your hard drive conveniently cras... more »

Roemer, White, and BESE Majority Positioning to Sue Jindal

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

Bagels And Cream Cheese And A Million Of His Own Dollars Won't Win Sean Eldridge A Seat In Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Chris, Nancy, Sean Poor Sean Eldridge! Well, not really… he's very rich. He married Chris Hughes, the former Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg and the ultimate example of being in the right place at the right time. When he left Facebook he became started MyBarackObama.com and was lauded as The Kid Who Made Obama President; How Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Unleashed Barack's Base-- and Changed Politics and Marketing Forever. How do you top that? He married Sean and they started hunting for some congressional seat Sean could run in (skipping last cycle and picking NY-19 this time;... more »

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

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

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, is part of a large, dark, molecular cloud. Also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered on a photographic plate in the late 1800s. The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust, although the lower part of the Horsehead's neck casts a shadow to the left. Streams of gas leaving the nebula are funneled by a strong magnetic field. Bright spots in the H... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Power of Now” (Excerpt)* by Eckhart Tolle • "Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. • Is it not possible to attract only positive conditions into our life? If our attitude and our thinking are always positive, we would manifest only positive events and situations, wouldn't we? Do you truly know what is positive and what is negative? Do you have the total picture? There have been many people for whom limitation, failure, loss, illness, or pain in whatever form turned out to b... more »

"Despair and Survival"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Despair and Survival"* by Sam Smith "Ever since I read Thoreau in high school and adopted as my own his declaration that he would rather sit alone on a pumpkin than be crowded on a velvet stool, I have made the pursuit of individual freedom a part of my daily business. I follow it like others follow football. I know the game, the players, and the rules. And one of the most important things I have discovered is how few people are able to help you much. The psychiatrist with his elegant degree, the minister with an eye on the vestry's budget, the philosophy professor just short of ... more »

"A True Manifestation..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It's daylight, the sky is cloudy, and human beings believe that beyond the clouds lives an all-powerful God, guiding the fate of men. Meanwhile, look at your son, look at your feet, listen to the sounds around you: down here is the Mother, so much closer, bringing joy to children and energy to those who walk over her body. Why do people prefer to believe in something far away and forget what is there before their eyes, a true manifestation of the miracle?" - Paulo Coelho

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