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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 23, 2014

23 July - Blogs I'm Following II

10:22pm MDST

In Defense of Matt Stroud

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 minutes ago
(Written after reading a comment at Collapsenet.com but before reading Wes Miller's brilliant response to the original Verge article.) *By* *Jenna** Orkin* Let’s start with the observation that apart from two smearing “Conspiracy Theorist” headlines in some of the less reliable media, The Verge is the only mainstream outlet thus far to have acknowledged Mike’s death. The reasons for this are best summarized by the following passage from Nathaniel Blumberg's The Afternoon of March 30: *...the American news media have been deeply penetrated by our intelligence community. Conf... more »

Joining the tunnel diggers in the Gaza Strip [2009] + Tunnel.Vision Gaza - SBS.Dateline [2010]

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 51 minutes ago
*Source of photo: Antonio Olmos [The Guardian, 2011].* Joining the tunnel diggers in the Gaza Strip | Journal Reporter. Source: DW. Date Published: November 26, 2009. Tunnel.Vision Gaza - SBS.Dateline. Date Published: December 29, 2010.

Poll: 57% of Americans support Jewish genocidal slaughter in Palestine

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 57 minutes ago
According to a recent poll conducted by CNN, 57% of Americans support the barbaric, absolutely ruthless slaughter and destruction of the largely defenseless Christian and Muslim Arab populations in Zionist-occupied Palestine. The *Jewish Telegraph Agency* reports: A majority of Americans back Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip, according to a poll. *Fifty-seven percent of Americans see Israel’s actions as justified*, with 12 percent among those respondents saying *Israel is not using enough force*, according to the CNN poll *conducted* from Friday to Sunday — just as Israel was sta... more »

Fraudcast News: You Will Believe What the Media Tells You To

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
*Truthstream Media* *"The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."* *— George Orwell* "All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news." — Willy Munzenberg (Stalin's propaganda chief) "The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." — William Colby, former CIA director "The media is a Counter-Intelligence organisation. The media backs every war. The role of the media and embedded historians is to surround the truth with a bodyguard of lies. " — Greg Hallett "The media tries to put a sad face on these things... more »


liberalandlovingit! at liberalandlovingit! - 1 hour ago
by Robbie Burns. tune- "For a' that." Is there for honest Poverty That hings his head, an' a' that; The coward slave- we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, an' a' that, Our toils obscure an' a' that, The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a' that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin grey, an' a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A Man's a Man for a' that: For a' that, an' a' that, Their tinsel show, an' a' that; The honest man, tho' e'ver sae poor, Is king of men for a' that. Ye see yon birki... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Remember Now"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
2002, "Remember Now" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bq4qjI8VVzg#!

The Poet: May Sarton, "Now I Become Myself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Now I Become Myself"* “Now I become myself. It's taken Time, many years and places, I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people's faces, Run madly, as if Time were there, Terribly old, crying a warning, "hurry, you will be dead before -----" (What? Before you reach the morning? or the end of the poem, is clear? Or love safe in the walled city?) Now to stand still, to be here, Feel my own weight and density! Now there is time and Time is young. O, in this single hour I live All of myself and do not move, I, the pursued, who madly ran, Stand still, stand still, and stop the Sun!”... more »

US Intel releases footage of Vladimir Putin climbing down Brooklyn Bridge after flag placement

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
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Journalist Speaks Truth to Employer, Demoted from "Contributor" to "Palestinian"

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 1 hour ago
A day after journalist, writer, and frequent MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal harshly criticized that very cable news network during a broadcast of "Ronan Farrow Daily" for its biased and deferential pro-Israel coverage of the current military assault on Gaza, she appeared on "All In with Chris Hayes" to further discuss the matter. The evidence of anti-Palestinian bias in the mainstream media -

Police Brutality and the Failure of Liberal Democrats

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
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May your life be simple and your reservoir full

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 hour ago
This is how life almost off the grid can affect you in a mere 13 days: It’s thundering rain this afternoon at our borrowed beach house in the Discovery Islands, and my first thought when it started to fall was, “This will be good for the reservoir.” Paul and I are currently in the waning days of an amazing housesit on North Rendezvous Island, at a property that is normally a little summer resort for getting away from it all but at the moment is totally ours. I can hardly believe our good fortune to have all of Solstua West to ourselves. I would be indebted for life to own... more »

The Most Moral Army in the World

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 2 hours ago
Dr. Mads Gilbert MD PhD Courtesy: The Deen Show *Letter from Norwegian hero doctor, Dr. Mads Gilbert MD PhD, who is in Gaza right now* Dearest friends - The last night was extreme. The "ground invasion" of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent. The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza's hospitals are working 12-24hrs shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to ... more »

UN's Answer To Question of Israeli War Crimes In Gaza: Maybe. Maybe Not. Maybe Fuck Yourself

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*Aliens to the human race: Show me your leaders. No, seriously, show me your leaders. It can't be these two.* *The UN's message to Palestinians: go to hell. Israel can do what it wants. * *The Angry Arab: * UN on Israeli and Syrian war crimes *UN on Israeli war crimes: *possibly, probably, it could be, not sure, we are looking into it, who knows. *UN on Syrian regime war crimes:* certainly, categorically, unequivocally, no question about it, it took us one day to decide. Israel action in Gaza 'could be war crimes' says UN's Navi Pillay - BBC News. Date Published:

Arkansas Libertarian Candidate Steals the Show

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 2 hours ago
Frank Gilbert, Libertarian candidate for Governor of Arkansas 'cracked up the audience at the recent debate hosted by the Arkansas Press Association in Hot Springs, Arkansas. *Who wouldn't vote for Frank Gilbert for Governor? He's intelligent, responsible, down to earth and funny!* As reported by Independent Arkansas' Steve Brawner: It’s still a tossup as to who will be the next governor, but we know who it won’t be: neither Frank Gilbert nor Josh Drake, the Libertarian and Green Party nominees. Gilbert, the Libertarian, and Drake also know neither of them will be the ne... more »

Horrible Whodunit: Vandals Destroy Tens of Thousands of Bees

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 2 hours ago
Source Heather Callaghan Bees are becoming as precious as lost water in the drought-stricken Western states. When millions of them die, it might be referred to as a bee ' holocaust.' Urban beekeeping has been shown to be safer for bees as it keeps them from agricultural plumes. It's no wonder then that the people who keep hives in their off time are praised as heroes. Even the government is willing to pay people in some states to raise them. So imagine the horror of beekeeper Stephen Mantell when he went into his back yard this weekend to find his hives strewn about and wrec... more »

James Garner (1928-2014)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Sonny (James Garner) and Rocky (Noah Beery Jr.)*: *In the history of fiction -- in stories and books and plays and on screens large or small -- has anyone ever done a father-son relationship more powerful and cherishable, not to mention funny, than that of Joseph A. and James Scott Rockford (at least I'm remembering that Rocky's middle initial was "A"; I haven't been able to verify it)?* *"At a time when the networks were awash with hard-eyed, traditional Western heroes, Bret Maverick provided a breath of fresh air. With his sardonic tone and his eagerness to talk his way out of a... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Wikipedia writes: *Iran Air Flight 655* was an Iran Air civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai that was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS *Vincennes* on 3 July 1988. The incident took place in Iranian airspace, over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, and on the flight's usual flight path. The aircraft, an Airbus A300 B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from the *Vincennes*. All 290 on board, including 66 children and 16 crew, died. This event ranks seventh among the deadliest disasters in aviation history, ... more »

Secret Government Watchlist Criteria Revealed

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 3 hours ago
Today the new First Look Media/Glenn Greenwald venture The Intercept published a story revealing a secret US government document outlining the rules - if you can call them such - governing the selection of individuals for the inclusion on terrorist watchlists. The story by Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux is entitled "Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist" draws off of a "key government document obtained by The Intercept" that does not cite former government contractor turned NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as the source. It has already been sp... more »

MH17 Radar Track Identical to the KAL-007 War Provocation of 1983 and Northwoods Plan 8

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
"In direct contrast to every other country's response to the disaster, Russia's Ministry of Defence claimed it saw MH17 detour from its route at the same time a Ukrainian warplane flew overhead and a US satellite flew over Ukraine. Lieutenant-General Igor Makushev told a news briefing in Moscow that Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jets had flown within 3km and 5km (2 to 3 miles) of the Malaysian Airlines jet prior to it crashing." *You're not even going to look at the charts, radar tapes and raw data, are you?* *No, I thought not...* 8. It is possible to create an incident whic... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Post by Ahmed 'Hamoodi' Saeed.

"No Surrender"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders." - Ben Stein

What is reasonable doubt?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
A reasonable doubt is not a doubt based on sympathy or prejudice; it is based on reason and common sense. It is logically connected to the evidence or absence of evidence. It does not require proof to an absolute certainty nor is it proof beyond any doubt. It is not proof beyond an imaginary or frivolous doubt. A determination that an accused "probably" had the requisite intent falls far short of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. (*R. v. Lifchus, [1997] S.C.J. No. 77, paragraph 36)*The reasonable doubt standard "falls much closer to absolute certainty than to proof on a balance of pr... more »

Why We Don't Want Politicians Who Have To Be Cajoled (I'm Looking At You!) FBI Creating Terrorists? Robots Taking Over?

If you thought progressives were out of ideas or luck, you couldn't be more mistaken. Keith Ellison shows us a group of collaborators on a path with integrity and real results. I see the Progressive Caucus as the legislative wing of the progressive movement. I see the Progressive Caucus as willing to take the aspiration and the inspiration and boil it down to a policy and a law. At the end

"What Are the Georgia Guidestones?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"What Are the Georgia Guidestones?" by Wiki "The Georgia Guidestones are a huge granite artifact in Elbert County, Georgia, USA. It is sometimes referred to as an "American Stonehenge", a title which has been applied at times to a number of other structures. A message comprising ten guides is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The artifact is almost twenty feet (6m) tall, and made from six granite slabs weighing ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“How many arches can you count in the below image? If you count both spans of the Double Arch in the Arches National Park in Utah, USA, then two. But since the above image was taken during a clear dark night, it caught a photogenic third arch far in the distance - that of the overreaching Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Because we are situated in the midst of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, the band of the central disk appears all around us. The sandstone arches of the Double Arch were formed from the erosion of falling water. The larger arch rises over 30 meters a... more »

“Ending Relationships”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Ending Relationships”* by Earthrenewal "The ending of relationships, whether friendships, marriages or work is always painful. Often there is a great sense of loss. At times it is necessary when one or both partners are emotionally and/or physically abusive, and unable or unwilling to change what has become a toxic, unhealthy and/or addictive relationship. However, reconciliation is often possible if both people love, care, trust and respect each other and are fundamentally compatible. The ability and willingness to honestly, assertively, empathetically and non-judgmentally comm... more »

"A Dent In The Universe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise why even be here?" - Steve Jobs

The Poet: Langston Hughes, "Dreams"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Dreams"* "Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow." - Langston Hughes

Chet Raymo, “Letting Go”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Letting Go”* by Chet Raymo “We all know that Charles Darwin's five-year voyage aboard HMS Beagle in 1831-1836 planted the seeds that eventually led to his theory of evolution by natural selection. Less well know is his explanation of the atoll islands of the warm Pacific by a combination of volcanic action, erosion, subsidence and coral growth, also inspired by the voyage. On observing the isle of Mauritius on the homeward leg of the circumnavigation, he wrote of the corals: "We feel surprise when travellers tell us of the vast dimensions of the Pyramids and other great ruins, bu... more »

Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Daisy Luther While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water, the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy. The Michigan Department of Agriculture must be so proud of their deeds, after they forced Joe and Brenda Golimbieski, the owners of Hill High Dairy and Jenny Samuelson, the owner of My Family Co-op, to dump out 248 ga... more »

Monsanto/FDA: 2 crime families, trillion-dollar hustle

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Dees Illustration Jon Rappoport *“The propagandists who actually decide the content of mainstream news have done a bang-up job on Monsanto. They’ve made it seem that the science for and against GMO crops is a swamp of uncertainty no one can decipher. Therefore, leave it alone. Don’t step into it. This omits one stunning circumstance: exactly how GMO crops were permitted into the US food supply in the first place.”*(The Underground, Jon Rappoport) Perhaps you remember the Just-Label-It campaign. A number of activist groups petitioned the FDA for a federal regulation that wo... more »

Aisha North: A message from Mother

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
*A message from Mother* By Aisha North And here it is that we begin another cooperation again, for I am the one that will once again raise my voice above the din and greet you all as the female incarnate, the She, the one majestic force that for so long has been kept at bay on you shores. But now, my multicolored robes will once again flow freely around you all as the the state of languishing in hiding is now over. I go by many names, but all of them carry the same meaning. For I am She, the giver of life, the force of nature, the One that will join the other half and become comp... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"In The Presence of Difficulty, Compassion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"In The Presence of Difficulty, Compassion"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "True compassion recognizes that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion. Compassion is the ability to see the deep connectedness between ourselves and others. Moreover, true compassion recognizes that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion. When we first begin to practice compassion, this very deep level of understanding may elude us, but we can have faith that if we start where we are, we will eventually feel our way toward it. We mo... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Why Do That?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Why Do That?”* by Paulo Coelho “Nature is telling us: ‘Change!’ And those who do not fear the Angel of Good Fortune understand that they must go forward, despite their fear. Despite their doubts. Despite recriminations. Despite threats. They confront their values and prejudices. They hear the advice of their loved ones, who say: ‘Why do that? You have everything you need: the love of your parents, your wife and your children, the job it took you so long to get. Don’t run the risk of becoming a stranger in a strange land.’ Nevertheless, they risk taking a first step, sometimes out... more »

"A Strange Animal..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Man is a strange animal, he doesn't like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it." ~ Adlai Stevenson

The Ten Plagues That Are Hitting America Right Now

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Michael Snyder Why are so many plagues hitting the United States all of a sudden? Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing a nightmarish combination of crippling drought, devastating wildfires, disastrous viruses, dying crops and superbugs that scientists don’t know how to kill. And as you will see, we even have a plague of flies down in Mississippi. So what in the world is going on? Is this just a case of bad luck, or is something else happening? At the conclusion of this article, please feel free to ... more »

Former Al-Qaeda Operative Claims Qaeda/ISIS Run By The CIA

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
image source Brandon Turbeville More evidence has been entered into the files of public record that terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the al-Nusra Front are completely controlled by the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies. In fact, according to Nabil Na’eem, founding member of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and a former commander of al-Qaeda, all current al-Qaeda affiliates are nothing more than offshoots of an overarching CIA terror operation. He also claimed that these groups will eventually be turned against Saudi Arabia, despite the fact t... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Blacklisted:* *The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist"* By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux "The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept. The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secre... more »

Iraqi Christians Expelled from Mosul by ISIL Share their Stories

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Obama's boys cruising through Iraq. * Quotes by Mosul's Christians from the video below: "They have the capabilities of a government that is behind them. There are governments that are supporting them. It is not possible. This is a farce! The life we are leading is truly a farce, especially for Christians." "Why this injustice? What have we done to you? Title: Iraqi Christians Expelled from Mosul by ISIL Share their Stories. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: July 23, 2014.

Why Is Wal-Mart Preparing For A Major Earthquake On The New Madrid Fault?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
Michael Snyder Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information. According to a Wal-Mart executive, Wal-Mart “*participated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line*” earlier this summer. And officials at the U.S. Geological Survey have just released a report which indicates that they believe that the New Madrid fault zone has the "potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought". So should we be concerned? Do they know something that we don’t? The USGS also says that the... more »

How Regulation Kills Innovation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*A guest post this morning from Greg Beato, and our friends at **Laissez Faire Books**,** who introduce it.* We've talked recently about disruptive technologies, and there's a reason for that. The world you live in is very hesitant to change. It's difficult to make a significant or meaningful change. This isn't something new to modern times. Take a second to think back through history and come up with some other big game changers. Henry Ford's assembly line that made the Model T affordable is a good one. How many cars does your family have in your driveway? Don't forget the Wri... more »

Hamas has a great win on the battlefied

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Maybe that was to strong a description, its like the leaf going into the third period with a lead. Shutting down the Ben Gurion airport is a notice maker. In reality it just confirms how hopeless a strategy this is. Palestine is dead. Israel offered you many times a state and you said, DEATH TO JEWS. So now its death to Palestine and its a just judgement. You think I am being glib. Well Israel made a offer to Yasser Arafat that was a huge, I mean a soul destroying bargain for many. This fucking prick who commanded the worst bunch of nihilist in the world and died a billionaire... more »

Do You Back Candidates Because They're The Same Color Or Religion As You Are?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
If you read *DWT* much, you know how much we distrust identity politics around here. Voting for someone because they are the same religion or ethnicity of gender, etc seems kind of primitive and politically immature. I always thought it should be about character and policy. I was very happy last week when People for the American Way endorsed Stanley Chang for the Honolulu-based congressional seat that Hanabusa gave up and I had been very happy a couple months before that to see the Congressional Progressive Caucus endorse him. Stanley is, hands down, the most progressive of the 7 ... more »

The Moral Maze

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Tonight's *The Moral Maze *was quite something. To do justice to the thoughts it provoked would demand a post that took longer to read than it actually took to listen to the programme (and no one wants that), so I will simply sketch my initial impressions of it. The panel contained two strongly pro-Israeli speakers, namely Melanie Phillips and Jill Kirby (making her debut), and one strongly pro-Palestinian speaker, Giles Fraser. The final speaker, Matthew Taylor, was happier to sit on the fence but dangled his feet on the Palestinian side. The 'witnesses' were Colonel Richard Ke... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
No way our trusted patriots would never abuse the system. Millions of people pure as the driven snow I say!

Unintentional tax humor at Forbes

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 6 hours ago
David Cay Johnston emailed me that there were errors in *Forbes* contributor Tim Worstall's recent criticisms of the linked article. Indeed there are, but the biggest one (or at least the funniest one) isn't the one Johnston pointed me to. Worstall writes that AbbVie's pending inversion will not, by itself, reduce the taxes the company owes on its U.S. operations, though it could be a preparatory move to drain profits from the United States. I'll come back to that point, but Worstall then gives the example of how AbbVie might sell its patents to a foreign subsidiary and pay royaltie... more »

The Slow-Motion Holocaust: Israel's Gameplan For Subduing Palestine

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Yesterday's Victims Are Today's Monsters:* *Pictured: The biggest mass murderers and war criminals of the 21st century.* An excerpt from, *"USrael Plans Genocide In Syria, Palestine, And The Middle East"* July 26, 2012: "But, apart from the battle for world public opinion, what is Israel's overall game plan for Syria, Iran, and the Palestinians? Israeli author Moshe Machover says that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to wage an aggressive war against Iran because the resulting chaotic atmosphere in the region would allow Israel to ethnically cleanse Palestinians... more »

I, Pet Goat II

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Air Force Character Assassination and On Bullshit

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
It seems that there are those out there who didn’t understand that when I mentioned “On Bullshit,” I was referring to a philosophical argument by a Princeton professor. They apparently didn’t read the article so that they didn’t understand that bullshit and lying were different and that with bullshit you could be telling the truth, part of the truth or none of the truth but the point seemed to be that the one slinging the BS just didn’t care. Such is the case with some Air Force explanations and investigations into UFOs and those who see them. We’ve already talked about William Rho... more »

Detoxifying the Liberal Democrats

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Speaking of the LibDems, what are we to make of the party's about-turn on the bedroom tax? Whole-hearted penance or are more cynical motives at work? I'm sure readers won't be shocked if the truth lies closer to the latter pole than the former, but it begs the question. With up to two-thirds of the Parliamentary party looking to have an abrupt career change after May next year, what kind of strategy should the LibDems pursue to avoid outright catastrophe? If there is one thing they can take from the coming disaster, next year's results are likely to be "trough LibDem". It cannot ge... more »

Breaking News- Kiev claims Sukhoi's downed by Russia!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
UPDATED! SCROLL DOWN! Hot on the heels of the US admission of zero evidence The US backs off it's false flag! "No direct link to Russia in downing of MH17 Kiev this morning (EST) claimed two Sukhois were shot down Two Ukraine Sukhois downed? Ukrainian Mop up or Seperatist take down? Early stories concerning the Sukhois are linked in that post Including this strange admission? "Ukraine’s defense ministry reported Wednesday that two Ukrainian fighter jets had been shot down in eastern Ukraine.* The White House has not confirmed the attacks.*" And my comment? *Does Ukraine need Whi... more »


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
An interview with award-winning journalist, Christopher Bryson, about his groundbreaking book The Fluoride Deception. Please visit Fluoride Action Network today! Be the Change! Donate Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner

Historic Battle of Athens Sheriff’s Department Gets Military Makeover

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
As reported by Barry Donegan / BENSWANN.COM: Fast forwarding to the present day, Nashville’s *News Channel 5* is reporting that police militarization has erupted into a full-blown scandal in Tennessee. Under the Department of Defense’s surplus weapons program, Tennessee police departments have received an unusually huge order of military weapons including grenade launchers, M-16s, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. As an example, the rural McMinn County Sheriff’s Department, once coincidentally the focus of the historic Battle of Athens, was mistakenly given over ... more »

Jon Stewart Learns What Happens When You Criticize Israel

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
*Youtube* *You can visit our Gaza article archive here. **Poll: Does the United States' support of Israel make Americans less safe?* Be the Change! Donate Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner

Quietly, some foreign journalists acknowledge Hamas is using human shields

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Here's one: ' Hamas criticizes that "Israel massacres civilians". On the other hand, it tries to use evacuating civilians and journalists by stopping them and turning them into "human shields", counteracting thoroughly with its guerrilla tactics…' You can read more examples here http://israelmatzav.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/quietly-foreign-journalists-acknowledge.html But obviously not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC where their 'journalists' show their lack of impartiality on this matter almost every day. Such as Jeremy Al Bowen and Lyse Doucet will never report the truth ab... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
The IDF operation enters its third week & the number of Palestinians killed has risen to 633. Gaza paramedics are working in extremely difficult conditions, as Israeli airstrikes and shelling become more intense. Harry Fear reports from Gaza.

A Chessboard Drenched In Blood

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Pepe Escobar Asia Times "The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." Everyone remembers the Downing Street Memo, which unveiled the Bush/Blair "policy" in the run-up to the 2003 bombing/invasion/occupation of Iraq. The "policy" was to get rid of Saddam Hussein via a lightning war. The justification was "terrorism" and (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which had "disappeared", mounted in trucks, deep into Syria. Forget about intelligence and facts. The tragedy of MH17 - turned, incidentally, into a WMD - might be seen as a warped rerun of... more »

“Bernaysian Manipulation Of The Human Psyche”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Bernaysian Manipulation Of The Human Psyche”* by Steven Macmillon “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.... more »

Absolute PROOF MH17 NOT same plane in Famous Facebook Photo "In case it disappears", as the One that crashed!

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 11 hours ago
Cor Pan Facebook Photo of MH17 Well here is absolute Proof that the photo that the media around the world has used as the Malaysian photo taken by Cor Pan who said "This is what the plane looks like if it disappears" is NOT the same plane that was shot down in Ukraine! Did he take a photo of another plane at a gate or was it as he said the plane he was about to get on that is

Here two reporters with the same last name have published their columns on the same day. Most of Steve Watson's sources appear to have been individuals who believe -- or deliberately abet -- U.S. propaganda alleging without proof that the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was the work of pro-Russian separatists. However, Steve's video is a must-see: The whereabouts of all aircraft over Ukraine on that fateful day is recited by Lieutenant-General Igor Makushev of Russia’s Air Forces with an English translator (at the 12.30 minute mark he begins to illustrate airport radar views). This open-to-the-press session also claimed that satellite views showed that all Buk anti-aircraft batteries at the moment of the shoot-down were in Ukrainian-held territory. In Steve's last paragraph, he cites Paul Joseph Watson's conversation with a well trusted American reporter who was shown strong evidence that Washington is lying about who is responsible for the downing of MH17. Paul Joseph's column is re-posted here just below Steve's byline.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *Claim: MH17 Was Being Flanked By Ukrainian Fighter Jets* *Russia wants explanation for warplane flying within three miles of downed airliner* Image Credits: ronmacphotos, Flickr *by* Steve Watson | Infowars.com | July 21, 2014 Original here Amid the confusion surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 comes a claim from an Iranian defense expert that could explain why the airliner was targeted by pro-Russian separatists. Many have questioned how operators inside the Buk missile TELAR (transporter erector laun... more »

Supplemental: NBC News loves the children of fame!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014* *Chelsea’s circle of friends:* Early this morning, we noticed two quick items in the news: Maureen Dowd is lounging somewhere *en vacance.* Bill Clinton is in Australia, speaking at an AIDS conference. One of the two is said to be “wantonly acquisitive,” quite possibly out of touch. Can you guess which one it is? Whatever! As the press corps has blown up its latest jihad about the Clintons, we’ve remembered what happened in 2000, after two years of this sort of thing. The liberal world has been very lazy about such matters in the past. If we might quot... more »

What's Worse-- Rich Old White Aristocrats Or Rich Young White Aristocrats?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Yesterday I linked to a post at *Salon* by Tim Donovan, to help get a clearer picture of the next generation of Republicans, Clueless rich kids on the rise: How millennial aristocrats will destroy our future. And he quickly skips over the obvious Ivanka Trumps and Paris Hiltons, gets into some serious economic theory and winds up at electoral politics of the rich and clueless-- and they're certainly not all Republicans either... or at least many are from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party: "a fresh new wave of (many wealthy) millennial Congressional candidates. Enthusiast... more »

Informer Privilege

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
*R. v. Lucas,* 2014 ONCA 561: [53] Informer privilege protects from revelation in court or in public any information that might tend to identify one who gives information related to criminal matters to the police in confidence. Its twin objectives are to protect the informer from possible retribution, and to encourage other potential informers to come forward. The Supreme Court has emphasized that the rationale for the informer privilege rule “requires a privilege which is extremely broad and powerful”: *Named Person*, at paras. 16-18, 30. [54] There is a presumption that an... more »

CrossTalk: Gaza's Grief

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
How much longer will Israel's latest invasion of Gaza last? Does it enhance Israel's security? Can Israel and Palestine live in peace or is it a war without end? CrossTalking with Nora Lester Murad, Flynt Leverett and Martin van Creveld. *You can visit our Gaza article archive here. **Poll: Does the United States' support of Israel make Americans less safe?* Be the Change! Donate Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*Texas Governor Rick Perry guarding the border with Mexico to prevent children from entering the US* The eternal race for president is on. Those first out the gate for the 2016 national election include Hillary Clinton and Gov. Rick Perry from Texas. Looming in the shadows is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (brother of G. W. Bush). The oligarchy will run two horses in the race - one from the Democrats and one from the Republicans - ensuring they pick a winner no matter who prevails. With our mounting economic and environmental crisis the answer from the ruling class is more militari... more »

Why Do Peacebuilding Interventions Often Fail?

Laura Seay at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
Why do international peacebuilding efforts often fail in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and the Central African Republic? S√©verine Autesserre’s work in the DRC suggests that a variety of factors explain these disappointments, including peacebuilders’ failures to engage in local peace building. In her new book, Peaceland, Autesserre argues that the everyday habits of Continue reading

132 Children Killed by ‘Operation Protective Edge’ Since July 7th

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
The Pontiac Tribune The name, age, sex and location of 132 of the 155 Palestinian children killed have been collected by the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights. [image: gazaDeaths2] Over 3300 have been injured, including 822 children and 572 women, with some losing limbs and others disabled for life. The casualties listed below are victims of Israeli military attacks on Gaza since Tuesday July 8th. *Israeli casualties follow, at the end of the list*. *Killed Tuesday 7/22* 1. Naji Jamal al-Fajm, 26, Khan Younis. 2. Ebtehal Ibrahim ar-Remahi, Deir al-Balah. 3. Yousef Ibrahim ar-... more »

Book Review: Dangerous Creatures

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
What would you bet if you knew you couldn't lose? Ridley is so sure of her persuasion powers that she posses as a Dark Caster Siren, that she puts it all on the table in a game of cards. A game that she loses, now she owes someone even more powerful than herself anything he wants. We are back in Gaitlin for the newest Beautiful Creatures book, but this time instead of following Lena and Ethan around, we are following Ridley and Link on Link's journey to become a musician in the Big Apple. Ridley has found Link a band, but what she doesn't tell him is that she using him to pay her g... more »

Gene Sperling's Advice to the Wealth-lorn

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Or: "How the zombie idea of privatizing Social Security can be reanimated by a concern-trolling Wall Street Democrat." Former Clinton-Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling, who brought you such populist hits as the repeal of Glass-Steagall and the Sequester, has now written an op-ed in the *New York Times*, purporting to give advice to the struggling masses in this Age of Inequality: Share Our Wealth! Invest in 401(k)s!We'll do all the paperwork! Sperling, a former Goldman Sachs consultant who allegedly left the Obama administration this spring, is now affiliated with the Milken Ins... more »

The MSM is Attacking CopBlockers, We Must Be Doing it Right!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Matt Agorist / The Free Thought Project There has been a tidal wave of people waking up to the encroaching police state over the last 18 months. The CopBlock Facebook page has grown from a mere 100,000 fans in November of 2013 to over 800,000 today; gaining over 40,000 fans, just this week. Word is getting out that police are transitioning from Barney Fife to Darth Vader and the people are demanding peaceful change; it is working. [image: police-state-swat-when-did-this-become-this] Police misconduct has gotten so out of hand that even the federal government has had to step ... more »

ARV or Alien Reproduction Vehicles - Bolide Motion Pictures - illustrator Mark McCandlish reveals all.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
I've always wanted a potential Free Planet 'Floating Home and Three Taxi Unit' to use something like what's being discussed in this latest first-cut documentary film from Bolide Pictures, namely anti-gravity propulsion systems. *Mark McCandlish is an internationally-recognized illustrator, designer and UFO researcher, focusing primarily on the technology behind advanced propulsion systems. He spent thirty years working within the aerospace and defense industries as a conceptual artist, specializing in aviation art and weapons development for the United States military. * *During ... more »

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America's Standing Army?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
The Rutherford Institute If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS' governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil. Be the Change! Donate Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter: Delivered by FeedBurner

Two Ukraine Sukhois downed? Ukrainian Mop up or Seperatist take down?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
Yesterday, as noted in the previous post, the US admitted they had no evidence supporting all the claims they have been making these past days. The US backs off it's false flag! "No direct link to Russia in downing of MH17The news,* of having no evidence,* came out late in the day. Guaranteeing a reduced media audience reach. That acknowledgement will be swept under the rug in light of what is breaking as this time. So, here we are yet again. Almost a week to the day that the MH-17 fell from the sky and the subsequent officially spun, completely unsubstantiated, conspiracy theory nar... more »

China questions if MH17 Black Boxes data will be falsified by U.K.. Western Media and government laying blame without evidence

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 13 hours ago
China questions if MH17 data on black boxes will be falsified by the U.K. and they have quite an article about the blame being put on Putin with U.S. pressure yet no evidence. They said the U.S. has not presented evidence Russia was behind it or even the rebels, yet Russia has presented evidence showing Ukraine was behind it. Where is the evidence from the U.S.? It is all media

“Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?”* by John W. Whitehead “If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS' governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.” - http://rutherford.org

An interesting interview with Dirac

LuboŇ° Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
A few days ago, we talked about Wigner's friend. But who was he? Edwin Steiner told us about a remarkable interview with Paul Dirac that was done by one of Dirac's few friends (and brothers-in-law), Eugene Wigner, and by Thomas "paradigm shift" Kuhn: Interview with P. A. M. Dirac By Thomas S. Kuhn and Eugene Paul Wigner At Wigner’s home, Princeton, New Jersey April 1, l962 *Spoilers* Dirac talks about the absence of any social life during his childhood. He lived with his parents in an isolated house. The parents didn't sleep with each other and didn't even eat with each other. He c... more »

July 23: With the world in flames, the big story is...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 13 hours ago
..Magnetic Hill zoo's Asian exhibit should open in September. There's also a fast-breaking story that a Harvey's restaurant has closed. It's true, too. There's even a photo of it - and you can tell it's closed. And you know what? Harvey's cooks meat on an open flame, and you can choose your own toppings. Somebody actually when to journalism school to learn how to write this mindless bilge. But it's important news in the Irving press.. The main function of the Irving press is to keep people uninformed about what's happening., to keep them walking around with their noses stuck firm... more »

The Responsibility to Protect: Israel & Gaza

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
The London School of Economics Middle Eastern Studies Center recently advertised that it is going to hold a symposium on whether the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Doctrine applies to the current conflict between Israel and Palestine. In particular, it is gathering a cohort of experts to debate R2P’s standing in the conflict, as well as Continue reading

NEW KIDS ON THE LAWN: And the culture they're choosing to join!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014* *Interlude—Worst works of the past generation:* Journalism’s “worst generation” is hobbling off the stage. As the various Sam-and-Cokies depart, they are largely being replaced by bright young 20-somethings from Harvard, Princeton and Yale. Sometimes, the big new orgs are willing to slum. They’ll hire a youngster from Brown. For ourselves, we’re constantly struck by the horrible work these “new kids on the lawn” are producing. Given their stardom at the finest schools, we’re often struck by their lack of technical skill. Beyond that, we’re struck by their... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Washington has a mountain of evidence but isn't disclosing it. What is Washington hiding? Will the investigation show something the West doesn't want to see? And do we hear a drumbeat of war? CrossTalking with Vladimir Suchan, Eric Kraus and Eric Draitser.

US Appeals to "Law of the Jungle" in MH17 Case

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci After the Russian Federation disclosed to the world satellite imagery, radar information, and abnormalities in Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17's flight path, it asked Ukraine and the Western nations backing the regime in Kiev, questions regarding their alleged evidence. To these questions, the West has responded with increasingly suspicious silence and evasion. At one point, US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, told journalists that the summation of US evidence was "YouTube" videos and other forms of social media - all of which are adm... more »

Who killed Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*in light of this intriguing comment on my post about Dan Markel's death:* LionelP • 2 days ago *He got too close to the truth while investigating local corruption in the Florida judiciary.* I would never reveal the email address of the commenter, but I will say it was a very credible source. In addition his ex-wife has stated that she is "scared to death." You connect the dots.

The Real Battle Has Begun

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.fordefables.co.uk/ The Prime Minister's Office announced yesterday that Stephen Harper on the witness stand is an unlikely prospect. The Canadian Press reports: Stephen Harper's office says it's "difficult to imagine" the prime minister would have any relevant information to share in the trial of Sen. Mike Duffy. Spokesman Jason MacDonald says in an email that the PMO has responded "fully and freely" to requests for assistance from RCMP investigators. He adds the Mounties have made it clear they don't believe Harper ... more »

UNF*&%ing believable - HYPOCRISY! U.S. sanctions against Russia exempt defense engines for U.S. BUT not for all other countries!

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 14 hours ago
ABSOLUTE HYPOCRISY! This just shows the absolute Hypocrisy of the U.S.! They want to stop the EU from being able to buy any defense items from Russia and stop them from selling defense items to Russia. BUT the U.S. gets defense engines from Russia which is needed for the U.S. military. So those are EXEMPT from sanctions BUT they would not be exempt from EU sanctions! Previous

New Rock and Roll

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Or maybe its Punk, whatever its great! Black Me Out! As a catchphrase kinda up there with I wanna be sedated. H/T Warren Kinsella

Arguments For and Against Prostitution

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
Now, I've said that I wouldn't partake of the services of prostitutes. At the moment I can't see myself doing that. It's entirely possible that I might one day be a 65-year old lecher calling up some escort service for a 20-year old vixen, but I don't see it. That having been said, I don't see prostitution as inherently evil and degrading. Certainly as it manifests itself, I think that in practice it is often evil and degrading. This is due to our love-hate relationship with sex and to the general level of misogyny in our society. From what some sex-workers have to say though, it is... more »

Just to get the flavor of central Taiwan; Courtney Donovan Smith's Roundup of our news

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Kenting, four years ago.* BREAKING: Fuxing Air plane crashed in Penghu. Reports still in, but apparently of the 54 on board, 6 were sent to the hospital. 48 didn't make it. +++++++ Courtney Donovan Smith of ICRT posted to Facebook: My report this morning on ICRT was a laundry list of nepotism, corruption and criminal behaviour by politicians...and I only cover Taichung, Changhua and Nantou. Son of Nantou County Assembly Speaker arrested The son of the Nantou County’s legislative speaker has been arrested along with 8 subordinates. The 39-year-old reportedly had been running a ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Tainted Legacy: Money from oil and gas industry flowing into state capitol ~WWLTV * *New Orleans bars going non-smoking? Yes, if LaToya Cantrell has her way ~Alex Woodward, Gambit * *Online efficiency plus hands-on execution puts locally-sourced Good Eggs Groceries on the table ~Ian McNulty, New Orleans Advocate* *Farm groups marshaling support to scrap EPA’s proposed water rule ~Hembree Brandon, Delta Farm Press*


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Common Core Set to be a Defining Issue for 2016* In this age of political polarization, it’s increasingly rare to find an issue that can bridge party lines and unite people of all ideological stripes. When such an issue does come along, it sets the stage for the kind of meaningful political change that would otherwise, in different times, be impossible. Common Core education standards have emerged from the shadows of obscurity and have become such an issue. Common Core standards originated in the same way that all government regulations come about: out of fear. For decades we hav... more »

David Ward and Hypocritical Bullshit

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 16 hours ago
Is this what anti-Semitism really looks like? The big question is - if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? - probably yes — David Ward (@DavidWardMP) July 22, 2014 Ich bin ein #palestinian - the West must make up its mind - which side is it on? — David Ward (@DavidWardMP) July 22, 2014 "Ich bin ein Palestinian", a channeling of liberal hero JFK. And the other, though clumsily expressed, can only be construed as anti-semitic by those who would paint all criticism of Israel as such. And here are some of those construals: Question for @DavidWardMP. In firing your rockets into ... more »

Why Rhonda's and Lili's Resignations Are More Important Than Arne's

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
As Weingarten was about to be re-appointed by Saddam proportions (97%) at the recent coronation exercises in Los Angeles, the biggest diversion of the week grew from whether Rhonda would call for Arne's resignation. Ooh! What sad theatre! Sadly, if Duncan were to leave tomorrow to play Golden Oldie basketball full time, another fascist water carrier would be put in his place to implement the ed policies set forth by the the the thin lipped drones from McKinsey & Co. for the Waltons, Bill Gates, and Broad. What could be much more significant are the potential resignations of the t... more »

CNN Interview with RT Anchor Explodes: ‘You’re Supposed to Be a Journalist!’

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
CNN *New Day* host *Chris Cuomo*, who’s been reporting from Ukraine this week, got into an explosive dozen-minute shouting match with RT anchor *Peter Lavelle* Wednesday morning, as the two men largely yelled past each other over Russia’s culpability in the downing of flight MH17 and the evidence since offered by western powers. Cuomo asked Lavelle why Putin had allowed the crime scene to so deteriorate, while Lavelle argued that Putin had no control over a foreign country’s territory. The two fought over the existence of the west’s evidence that Moscow-backed Ukrainian sepa... more »

Andrew Cuomo-- The Richard M. Nixon Of The Democratic Party?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
2 crooks- Cuomo and Klein, a perfect match If your gut tells you that Andrew Cuomo is a sleazy transactional careerist who has no problem living in a corrupt political environment and making it work for him... give your gut a pat on the back. This morning, the *NY Times*' top political investigative reporter, Bill Rashbaum, along with colleagues Susanne Craig and Tom Kaplan, explained how Cuomo hobbled state ethics investigations. Corrupt is the nature of conservativism. It always was and always will be. Don't ever mix Andrew Cuomo up with his dad. With Albany rocked by a seemingly ... more »

My Gardasil Survivor by Kate from Sydney, Australia

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
[image: Gardasil Survivor]Kate's daughter, GS Australia: My Gardasil Survivor by Kate from Sydney Sane Vax, Inc., 22 July 2014 I am the fortunate one. I am the Mother of a brilliant, intelligent, empathetic, and wise beyond her years young woman.We live in Sydney, Australia, with her Dad, little brother, and little sister.I will call her G.S.As in Gardasil Survivor. G.S.Golden girl.My first born.Ridiculously talented.Ridiculously wise.Ridiculously beautiful inside and out.Like all our children, ridiculously loved.She remains so. However now, she is ridiculously ill. G.S. i... more »

New New London supe fakes his PhD.

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 16 hours ago
I’m sure you’ve heard that someone called themselves “Dr.” when they didn’t earn it. Some bonehead in Connecticut, from Jonathan Pelto: Claiming that he was “hand-picked” by Arne Duncan to be part of the corporate education reform industry, “Dr.” Terrence Carter has become a national example of what is wrong with the education reform movement. […]

Hamas tell civilians and UNRWA not to cooperate with Israeli warnings. Statement of refugees around the circle leaving some residents their homes by threats of the occupation north of Beit Lahia - Department of Refugee Affairs

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
I look forward to the BBC reporting this but know full well that they won't because they are institutionally anti Israel More here https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&nv=1&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://drah.ps/ar/index.php%3Fact%3Dpost%26id%3D8632&usg=ALkJrhhaZwWLKq6UJfIY5GWMwKzgCVQ0GA

Palestinian Envoy to UNHRC: Israelis Warn Civilians, Hamas don't

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
http://youtu.be/DjzS27ylCZ8 Something you won't find reported on the anti Israel BBC

US Appeals to "Law of the Jungle" in MH17 Case

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*July 23, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) After the Russian Federation disclosed to the world satellite imagery, radar information, and abnormalities in Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17's flight path, it asked Ukraine and the Western nations backing the regime in Kiev, questions regarding their alleged evidence. To these questions, the West has responded with increasingly suspicious silence and evasion. At one point, US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, told journalists that the summation of US evidence was "YouTube" videos and other forms of social media - all o... more »

News In Two Minutes - Ebola - Oceans and Severe Weather - Fukushima - Virus

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 17 hours ago

Just Like Sarin Gas Lies US MH17 Narrative Unravels

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
Having completed the initial wave of demagoguery, allegations without proof, sensationalist yellow journalism and lies of high government officials the Obama regime's slam dunk case against the hated Vladimir Putin for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines MH17 over a war zone is disintegrating. We have seen this movie before back when there was the similar damning case being made against Syria's president Bashar al Assad for allegedly gassing his own people in that Damascus suburb of Ghouta late last summer. The telescreens on the cable "news" channels showed wall to wall crash sit... more »

Doug Martin's Podcast on War Report on Public Education Now Up

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
by Doug Martin My talk from a few days ago with BATS member Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. on his show the War Report on Public Education is now up as a podcast. Some of the topics covered include: My book *Hoosier School Heist* which focuses on the corporate-theocratic school movement in Indiana and across the country. FBI. How the Indiana Democratic Party needs to do more than lip-service to support public education. Speaking with local Republicans about corporate-theocratic school reform. How US Indiana Republican Larry Bucshon needs to gets over the fake skills gap and cr... more »

Brick Lane office vandalised by Muslim youths after claiming street art depicts the Devil

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
' Mosques and madrassas should be careful what they teach young kids Filmmaker Shafiur Rahman' He's right. More here http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/490624/Muslim-youths-vandalise-Brick-Lane-office-after-claiming-artwork-depicts-the-ANTI-CHRIST

UK Continues Exporting Arms to Russia Despite Call for New Sanctions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Britain is to supply £132 million ($225 million) worth of arms to Russia despite the call for new sanctions, BBC News said Wednesday, quoting the report by the cross-party Commons arms export control committees released earlier today. According to the report, after the governmental review, 251 licenses for the sale of weaponry worth at least £132 million ($225 million) remain in force, while only 34 licenses were suspended. The licenses still in force include "body armor, components for assault rifles, components for body armour, components for small arms ammunition, components fo... more »

Boeing Delivers Upgraded French AWACS Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: E-3F Sentry]Boeing on July 17 delivered on schedule the first of four upgraded French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The upgraded aircraft will increase the fleet’s surveillance, communications and battle management capabilities. The Mid-Life Upgrade – the largest set of modifications to AWACS aircraft for France – will provide the crew with more actionable information and better situational awareness and increase mission effectiveness and efficiencies. “The focus, commitment and hard work among Boeing, Air France Industries and French and U.S. govern... more »

Nations To Codify Special Laws Of War For Israel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
' new regulation proposed by Britain will have attached to every IDF ground battalion at least four anti-Israel journalists, with a stipulation that two of those four be provided by the British Broadcasting Corporation. "The BBC remains one of the world's leading sources of news and analysis, but the organization does not have enough constant assignments for all the anti-Israel journalists on its payroll," said British envoy Sir Huffington Post. "This provision will go a long way to solving both problems. It's a win-win situation."' I think it's satire but not certain... More he... more »

HMS Illustrious comes home to Portsmouth for the last time

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The carrier was cheered by crowds as she entered Portsmouth Harbour after the announcement that she is to be axed from the fleet. As reported in The News, the helicopter carrier is being replaced in service by Plymouth-based HMS Ocean, which has just come out of a £65m refit. It marks the end of a class of ships, as Illustrious’ sister ships Invincible and Ark Royal have both already left service and been scrapped. Read more

Fleet's oldest deployable warship nears retirement

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Denver (LPD 9)]The fleet’s oldest deployable warship is nearing its goodbye. The amphibious transport dock Denver returned from its final patrol in April and is set for an Aug. 14 retirement at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii after an astounding 46 years — a lifespan akin to a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Denver entered the fleet in 1968. It has served nine presidents and in conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq. In April 1975, the ship’s crew aided in the evacuation of Saigon. Read more

Hollande Threat to Cancel Russia Mistral Warship May Be Empty

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]French President Francois Hollande said he’s prepared to cancel the sale of the second Mistral warship to Russia. It may be too late for that, a person with knowledge of the contract said. The construction of the helicopter carrier is nearly complete and it has been mostly paid for, said the person, declining to be identified because details of the contract aren’t public. Hollande on July 21 held out the threat of a possible cancellation of the warship’s sale if the European Union decides to expand its sanctions against Moscow in light of evidence that Russia... more »

US Navy Selects Northrop Grumman for Ship Self-Defense System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS George H W Bush]The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS MK2). The contract has a potential value of $61 million over five years, if all options are exercised. SSDS MK2 is a combat system designed for anti-air defense of U.S. and coalition partner aircraft carriers and amphibious ships. The system coordinates the ship's existing sensors, self-defense weapons and countermeasures to shorten the detect-to-engage cycle. "The syste... more »

Iran to Launch New Home-Made Destroyer Soon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: IRIS Damavand]The Iranian Navy plans to launch one of its advanced home-made destroyers, named Damavand, in the country's territorial waters in the near future, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Tuesday. "Destroyer Damavand will join the Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy in the near future," Sayyari told FNA. Elsewhere, he referred to the Iranian Navy's deployment in the international waters, and said, "Iran's 31st fleet of warships is sailing towards the region of its mission to replace the 30th fleet." Read more

2 more Aegis destroyers set for FY20

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Kongo class DDG]The government will start building two Aegis-equipped destroyers with the latest missile defense systems starting next fiscal year, in light of the progress seen in missile development by North Korea, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The Defense Ministry will include related expenses in its budgetary requests, informed sources said. The government will start building one destroyer in the next fiscal year and the other in fiscal 2016, aiming at reinforcing the defense system by increasing Aegis-equipped vessels from the current six to eight in fiscal 2020, s... more »

Civilians Killed, Children Among The Dead . . . . In Iraq

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*Maliki The Magnificent: Those Zionists think they can kill more women and children than me? How dare they entertain such silly notions! Inshallah, I will show them. Fallujah and Mosul will surrender before Gaza.* An excerpt from, *"Iraqi Govt Barrel Bombs Kill 19 Civilians in Fallujah"* by Jason Ditz, Antiwar.com, July 22: The Iraqi government launched another round of airstrikes against an ISIS-held city today, this time pounding the area in and around Fallujah, one of the first cities to fall to ISIS way back in January. As with other recent strikes, the toll was entirely civil... more »

Russian waste transport ship completes test mission

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Rossita]The Rossita was launched at La Spezia, Italy in December 2010 destined for a role transporting submarine waste in north-west Russia. Atomflot took delivery of the vessel in early 2011 and was to put it to work shuttling between Gremikha, Andreeva Guba, Guba Sayda, Severodvinsk and other areas where submarine dismantling work is taking place. In its first mission, completed on 20 July, the ship transported ten 20-tonne containers filled with solid radioactive waste from submarines at the formal naval base of Gremikha to the Sayda Bay storage facility. Read more

Saab buys Swedish submarine shipyard

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Saab logo]Swedish defence and aeronautics group Saab said Tuesday it had completed the acquisition of German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp's submarine shipyard in southern Sweden. Saab paid 340 million kronor ($49.6 million) for the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems subsidiary, which the Swedish company said would come from existing funds. "The impact of the transaction on Saab's results for 2014 is not considered to be significant," it said in a statement. Read more

North Korea’s Asymmetric Submarine Doctrine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Kim Jong-un]North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made headlines last month when he visited the Korean People’s Army Naval Unit 167, part of the Korean People’s Navy (KPN) East Sea Fleet unit based in the South Hamgyong province. Photographs released by the Korean Central News Agency showed Kim on a rusty green-painted submarine No. 748, toying with the periscope in its control room. Kim also reportedly guided an actual drill onboard. Many foreign analysts used Kim’s visit to comment on the decrepit state of the submarine he was visiting. For example, South Korea’s Defense Minist... more »

U.S. Govt: MH17 Stance Based On Obvious Social Media Hoaxes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*Who needs field intelligence officers when you have YouTube?* *New Study: Social Media Posts About War In Syria Are Biased And Unreliable: * An excerpt from, *"Study finds bias in Internet postings about Syria’s civil war"* by Lauren Kirkwood, McClatchy, February 24, 2014: YouTube videos and posts on Facebook and Twitter have made scenes from Syria’s civil war accessible to audiences thousands of miles from the conflict. *But the version of events disseminated by social media is not a completely accurate picture of the war, according to a report from the congressionally funded U... more »

Dutch declare Wednesday official day of mourning for MH17 dead

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: National day of mourning]Wednesday July 23 has been designated an official day of mourning to remember those who died on flight MH17, prime minister Mark Rutte has announced. Flags will be at half mast on government buildings and church bells will be rung for five minutes prior to the landing of the first plane bringing back the first bodies of the dead. The plane is expected to arrive at Eindhoven air base at 16.00 hours. Read more

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCU1eMWUOo

Capitalizing on MH17

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*July 23, 2014* (Eric Draitser - RT) *Published on Jul 22, 2014 - *Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT (July 21, 2014) to provide his analysis of the politics surrounding the MH17 tragedy. Draitser explains that the US is trying to use MH17 to achieve politically what its proxy government in Kiev could not achieve militarily, namely the retreat of anti-Kiev separatists. He notes that the US has attempted to frame the narrative by blaming Russia for the tragedy, despite providing no hard evidence to refute that provided by Russia. Draitser also highlights the fact tha... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 22 hours ago
*Record high global temperature in June a lie* *Drawing on NOAA data, it is asserted below that we did have a record high global temperature in June. But the "record" temperature exceeded the previous high by only one twentieth of one degree, a figure that would be non-trivial only if it were repeated frequently. More importantly, it is well outside the accuracy inherent in the data. Temperature measurement is very spotty worldwide with large areas such as China, Russia and Africa having very few data sources. So a great deal of the "data" used to calculate world temperatur... more »

Murray Polner : MEDIA | A very very loud silence

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
How is it that for 11 long days of the Gaza War, the New York Times editorial board chose to remain voiceless? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | July 23, 2014 Respect them or not, it is undeniable … finish reading Murray Polner : *MEDIA* | A very very loud silence

Common Core in Louisiana: Two Days, Two Lawsuits

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 23 hours ago
In May 2009, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and then-State Superintendent Paul Pastorek signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to commit Louisiana to be “state led” and participate in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative, a show that the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) had actually “initiated.” […]

Economics for Real People: How Economies Grow

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] Exams are over, holiday have finished, and students are hard at it again. That means Auckland Uni Economics Group meeetings start up again. Here’s what’s on tomorow night: Hi everyone, We hope that you are all set for another semester of classes. And more importantly, we hope that you are all set for another great semester of Economics Group seminars. Economic ideas, as we have seen, change the world and any student of economics must be familiar with the range of ideas that exist. This is especially important as economists struggle to ex... more »

Eating Native Foods Is One Of The Pleasures Of Foreign Travel-- Being Careful With Your Restaurant Choices Might Keep You Alive

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
You maybe be aware that we also have a travel blog-- and we cover eating in strange places-- whether the bacon craze in Jersey City, the raw food craze in London, how to eat healthy in Bali and Bangkok or even the best eatery in Mali. And we always try to alert readers to problems with food safety-- contaminated bottled water here, filthy food there and... well an article by David Sedaris prompted us-- precisely 3 years ago-- to ask the question How Important Is Food In Determining Where You Travel? Hygiene? Everything is clean and even pristine in Japan, he asserts, but not in Chi... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Continue On

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. I am moving so there won't be a new CTWW activity thi... more »

Why the push to make students "Career Ready"?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
--> Why the push to make students "Career Ready"? Because companies are doing much less training. We often hear that public schools are failing because they do not prepare students for jobs. Employers complain, we are told, that recent graduates are unprepared for the real world of work. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal explains what is really going on: "Companies complain that they can't find skilled hires, but they aren't doing much to impact these skills , economics and workforce experts say. U.S. companies have been cutting money for training programs for decades,... more »

This week's updates at Pragmatic Witness

Whitewraithe~ at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Until Northerntruthseeker returns please check out my blog, Pragmatic Witness, for updates. http://whitewraithe.wordpress.com OH, and I did correct the misinformation about flight MH-17/MH370 with Jim Stone's article which you can read at my blog. Brian, I'm looking forward to your return. The world always goes to hell when you're gone. More on the way - *Whitewraithe~*

Alan Waldman : Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry are hysterical in P.G. Wodehouse’s droll ‘Jeeves and Wooster’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
A sagacious butler helps his rich twit master Bertie and his nincompoop pals out of all kinds of ridiculous jams. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of … finish reading Alan Waldman : Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry are hysterical in P.G. Wodehouse’s droll ‘Jeeves and Wooster’

World's Most Useless Body Debate The War In Gaza

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
UN Security Council meets to debate over Gaza crisis. Source: AFP. Date Published: July 22.

How Anonymous Cops Online Are Reacting to the Death of Eric Garner

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
A demonstration against the death of Eric Garner.Spencer Platt/2014 Getty Images Joe Coscarelli, New York Mag In internet communities for law enforcement, like PoliceOne.com, "the One resource for Law Enforcement online," and Thee Rant, an NYPD message board, the Garner story has stirred up racial, political, and professional tensions, most of them quite ugly. While all of the comments below are anonymous, and therefore not verifiable, both sites do require registration for membership ("No ID card, No Approval!" says Thee Rant). By no means a comprehensive view of law-enfo... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the edge-on profile of the slender spiral galaxy NGC 5775, which is surrounded by a halo of gas that astronomers suspect is kicked up by star explosions like a galaxy-size fountain. A new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed what scientists have called a veritable galactic "fountain of youth," one that would turn the fictional pirate captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean films green with envy. Journeying to the mythic Fountain of Youth is Sparrow's goal in Disney's latest installment in the adventure film ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Take My Arm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Take My Arm”* by Chet Raymo “I'm sure I have referenced here before the poems of Grace Schulman, she who in inhabits that sweet melancholy place between "the necessity and impossibility of belief." Between, too, the necessity and impossibility of love. Belief and love. They have so much in common, yet are as distinct as self and other. How strange that two people can hitch their lives together, on a whim, say, or wild intuition, knowing little if nothing about the other's hiddenness, about things that even the other does not fully understand and couldn’t articulate even if he di... more »

fear of sex

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

“The Stuff of (Disturbing) Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Stuff of (Disturbing) Dreams”* by Dr. Michael J. Breus “Dreams are one of the most fascinating - and least understood - aspects of sleep. Though science has offered possibilities, we don't yet understand the purpose of dreaming. Dreams can encompass a dramatic range of emotion, and subject matter. Some dreams seem plucked directly from our everyday lives. Most of us have had the experience of waking up shaking our heads at the odd and sometimes amusing circumstances that unfolded while dreaming. Dreams can contend with deep emotions, dealing with loss and reunion, anger, so... more »

"Blue Eyes? What A Small World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Blue Eyes? What A Small World"* by KU.DK "New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today. “Originally, we all had brown eyes”, said Professor Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. “But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a “switch”, which literally “turned off” the ability to pr... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"If Your Happiness Depends..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem." - Richard Bach, "Illusions"


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"The Time Will Pass..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” - Earl Nightingale

“7 Grammar Rules You Really Should Pay Attention To”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“7 Grammar Rules You Really Should Pay Attention To”* By Ben Yagoda “I recently wrote an article for TheWeek.com about bogus grammar "rules" that aren't worth your time. However, there are still plenty of legitimate rules that you should be aware of. Not following them doesn't make you a bad person or even (necessarily) a bad writer. I'm sure that all of them were broken at one point or another by Henry James, Henry Adams, or some other major author named Henry. Moreover, grammar is one of the least pressing problems when it comes to the poor state of writing today. In my new book... more »

“I'd Like a Word With You”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“I'd Like a Word With You”* by Malcolm Kushner “Publication of a new edition of "The Chambers Dictionary", Britain's "bible" for word worshippers, caused a stir among linguistic conservatives and traditionalists. The latest version of the famed reference work now includes numerous new words reflecting current British trends, technology and culture. Words such as "jeggings" (a hybrid of jeans and leggings) and "skank" (a derogatory term for a loose woman). Should Shakespeare be turning over in his grave or "tweeting" in delight? Not surprisingly, the Internet provides one of the la... more »

Workplace Secrecy Agreement at Hanford

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Higham, S. & K. Belval. (2014, June 29).Workplace secrecy agreements appear to violate federal whistleblower laws (2014, June 29). The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/workplace-secrecy-agreements-appear-to-violate-federal-whistleblower-laws/2014/06/29/d22c8f02-f7ba-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html?wpisrc=nl_hdtop [Excerpted] In November 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy asked contract employees at the Hanford plutonium processing plant in Washington state to take an unusual oath. The DOE wanted them to sign nondisclosure agreements that prevented th... more »

Banker Deaths Climb to 15, as Goldman Sachs Managing Director Found Dead

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Melissa Melton Another high level banker has been found dead. Nicholas Valtz, a 39-year old managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York, was found dead Sunday afternoon in Napeague Harbor where he had reportedly gone earlier that day to kiteboard. Valtz’ body was found still tied to his kite. Kiteboarding, also called kitesurfing, combines elements of windsurfing and paragliding which can garner speeds of up to 40 mph. His brother told Bloomberg that Valtz was still new to the sport. “As a cross-asset sales executive, he helped manage orders for trading clients... more »

Brazil's GM Soy Tied Up Over Trade Dispute With Monsanto

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Image source* Heather Callaghan Brazil is the world's number one exporter of soy. It is Monsanto's biggest market after the United States. The USDA expects Brazil to break records next year with 91 million tons of soybean production, but has said the U.S. could replace Brazil as the world's top soybean exporter. Could that have anything to do with a current trade dispute? Monsanto wants commodity trading companies to make sure farmers pay up. Royalty fees, that is. There's just one problem... The trading firms don't want to get involved. Monsanto, infamous for suing fa... more »

Oregon Votes to Legalize Recreational Marijuana This November

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Phillip Smith The New Approach Oregon marijuana legalization initiative has qualified for the November ballot, the secretary of state's office reported today. It won't get a measure number until next month. First word came in an email from New Approach Oregon's Anthony Johnson. When the Chronicle contacted Johnson to confirm the email, he said "I got the call from the secretary of state's office today." The initiative had needed some 87,000 valid voter signatures to qualify; it handed in about 145,000 a couple of weeks ago. That means Oregon will join Alaska in voting on mari... more »

Israeli Professor: Rape Palestinian Sisters and Mothers To Stop Terrorism

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Brandon Turbeville As bombs rain down upon Gaza and Israeli troops march forward with tanks and bulldozers, a recent radio interview conducted on Israeli radio is drawing some criticism from across the world as well as in Israel. Although the interview was conducted nearly three weeks ago, shortly after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found after being kidnapped and murdered, Dr. Mordechai Kedar stated that the only way to force “terrorists” to think twice about their actions is the threat of the rape of their sisters and mothers. A Middle East scholar from Bar-Ilan... more »

Can the ideological perversions of two unapologetic far-right-wing activists on the District Circuit Court of Appeals lead to defunding Obamacare?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Plus a promise of thoughts-to-come about James Garner* *Yes, justice is supposed to be blind, in the sense of being impervious to outside influences. Unfortunately, the two right-wing crusaders on the District Circuit Court of Appeals who channeled their hostility toward the ACA aren't blind, they're dumb and dishonest.* *by Ken* You've no doubt already heard that, as the washingtonpost.com headline put it this afternoon, "Federal appeals courts issue contradictory rulings on health-law subsidies." Which was at least an improvement over the earlier headline, before the announcemen... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“If Gaza’s Dead Were America’s Dead”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“If Gaza’s Dead Were America’s Dead”* by Barry Lando “On the face of it, the casualty figures in Gaza may seem not that horrific to Americans—unless you transpose that same level of death and mayhem to the United States, 176 times the population of Gaza. For instance, so far reportedly 571 Palestinians have been killed, including 154 children. Total wounded: 3,550, of which 1125 are children. If the United States were to be hit by a similar onslaught, the number of Americans killed–mostly in the past five days–would be 101,000, of which 27,000 would be children. The number of Ame... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Footage shows a brawl between opposition Ukrainian party members in parliament today. The fight was between members of the nationalist Svoboda [Freedom] party and the Party of Regions. The fighting broke out after parliamentary members voted to call up military reserves to 'protect Ukraine's border with Russia' and one parliamentary member told an opposition politician that his party "kills its citizens." The Svoboda party is fascistic and anti-semitic. Earlier today Ukrainian parliament banned the Communist Party. Does this remind you anything? Communist Party was banned in Nazi ... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

NFL Moral Beacon Tony Dungy is a Hypocritical Anti-Gay Bigot

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
Former NFL player, head coach and current television football analyst Tony Dungy has found himself in a bit of a pickle over comments that he made regarding St. Louis Rams rookie defensive lineman Michael Sam who is gay. Dungy, a man who wears his religion on his sleeve came under fire for his statement that were he still an NFL head coach that he would not have drafted Sam, a former University of Missouri All American who came out as being gay back in February prior to May's draft where he was taken in the seventh and last round by the Rams. Dungy, who rocketed to national fame as... more »

Repost: "The Jerusalem Post"

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 1 day ago
Why is Gaza blockaded? By Maurice Ostroff *The demand by Hamas that the blockade be lifted before even negotiating a ceasefire leads straight to the IMPORTANT question about its purpose. Was the blockade imposed because of the rockets or did rocket fire start because of the blockade?* The answer will surprise many, including the BBC, France 24 and other influential mainstream media as well as politicians and journalists with short memories. When Israel evacuated the Gaza strip there was no thought of a blockade. Rather, as will be shown in this article, the intention was to improve... more »

The US backs off it's false flag! "No direct link to Russia in downing of MH17

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
No direct link to Russia in downing of Flight MH17: U.S. officials * The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment*, noting that while the Russians have been arming separatists in eastern Ukraine,(yet another claim made by the US that has never been proven)* the U.S. had no direct evidence that the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from Russia" * *I am going to ignore all the wild speculation these mouthpieces engaged in and cut to the chase!* *In big bold lettering because I want this easily readable to all* *"the officials said they did not know who... more »

Demeanour Evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
R. v. Hubrich, 2004 CanLII 11370: [22] The appellant argued that the admission of post-arrestdemeanour evidence is *per se*improper. Mr. Coughlan relied in particular upon *R. v. Sodhi* (2003), 66 O.R. (3d) 640 (C.A.) at 662-4; *R. v. Levert *2001 CanLII 8606 (ON CA), (2001), 159 C.C.C. (3d) 71 (Ont. C.A.) at 80-2; *R. v. Baltrusaitis* 2002 CanLII 36440 (ON CA), (2002), 162 C.C.C. (3d) 539 (Ont. C.A.) at 560-2;*R. v. Bennett*, [2003] O.J. No. 3810 (C.A.) at para. 120-123, 143-5, 147;*The Report of The Commission on Proceedings Involving Guy Paul Morin* (1998), vol. 2, pages ... more »

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