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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

26 July - Blogs I'm Following

10:24pm MDST

What Does It Say About The 25 Democrats Who Crossed The Aisle To Vote With The GOP To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 minutes ago
The whole purpose of the vote Friday afternoon was, euphemistically called the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014-- and sponsored by 4 corporate shills, Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, Devin Nunes of California and Tom Reed of New York-- was to expand tax credits for wealthy families while leaving kids from poor families behind, standard operating procedure for Republicans, of course. But 5 Republicans opposed the grotesquely unfair bill and 25 of the worst conservatives from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party in the House voted for it. Let me pr... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 39 minutes ago
"Over 400,000 light years across NGC 6872 is an enormous spiral galaxy, at least 4 times the size of our own very large Milky Way. About 200 million light-years distant, toward the southern constellation Pavo, the Peacock, the remarkable galaxy's stretched out shape is due to its ongoing gravitational interaction, likely leading to an eventual merger, with the nearby smaller galaxy IC 4970. IC 4970 is seen just below and right of the giant galaxy's core in this cosmic color portrait from the 8 meter Gemini South telescope in Chile. *Click image for larger size.* The idea to image th... more »

"The Solitary Mind And Soul..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 39 minutes ago
"The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual- for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost." - M. Scott Peck

Chet Raymo, "Cultivating Amazement"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 39 minutes ago
*"Cultivating Amazement"* by Chet Raymo "There is only one question, says the poet Mary Oliver: "How to love this world." So here I am scanning a recent copy of the journal "Nature," with articles titled "Parvalbumin neurons and gamma rhythms enhance cortical circuit performance" and "F-box protein FBX031 mediates cyclin D1 degradation to induce G1 arrest after DNA damage." What is this stuff to me, and how does it help me love the world? In her poetry, Oliver brilliantly evokes the sensate stimuli of love: the "lapped light" of pond lilies in the black pond, the goldfinch hatchlin... more »

The Poet: Linda Pastan, "What We Want"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 45 minutes ago
*"What We Want"* "What we want is never simple. We move among the things we thought we wanted: a face, a room, an open book and these things bear our names- now they want us. But what we want appears in dreams, wearing disguises. We fall past, holding out our arms and in the morning our arms ache. We don't remember the dream, but the dream remembers us. It is there all day as an animal is there under the table, as the stars are there even in full sun." - Linda Pastan

"The Consequences You Sow: Action and Effect"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 47 minutes ago
*"The Consequences You Sow: * *Action and Effect"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We should strive always to speak, think, and behave with great thoughtfulness and compassion. All motive and action affects the cosmos in some way. The principle of cause and effect is the truth that allows us to change ourselves and the world around us for the better. However, this same universal law is also at work when change is not at the forefront of our minds. Our intentions flow forever outward in the form of energy, affecting both the people closest to us and billions of individuals we will li... more »

sweet love

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Hundreds of Kiev's soldiers have streamed across the border into Russia - abandoning their US-NATO backed army that is killing its own citizens in eastern Ukraine.

Genital Mutilation: Facts, Fictions, Faux-Feminism and Fortitude

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
Although I’m technically off the grid, the news that ISIS proclaimed women and girls in Mosul should submit to genital mutilation (FGM), and the report’s subsequent debunking, compel me to emerge from hiatus. Leaving aside why a fake report on FGM should be viewed as needed to discredit a group who is executing civilian, forcibly displacing minotiries and destroying Continue reading

TV Watch: There's something going on in "Jennifer Falls," which makes it something of a miracle in today's TV world

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"Here it comes -- blame the mother!"* *Jennifer's psychiatrist (Kurt Fuller) tries to conduct a repeat session with his patient, Jennifer (Jaime Pressly), and her family -- psychologist mom Maggie (Jessica Walters), brother Wayne (Ethan Suplee), sister-in-law Stephanie (Nora Kirkpatrick), and, ever so briefly, daughter Gretchen (Dylan Gelula), in last week's episode of Jennifer Falls, "Three Dates With My Mother."* *by Ken* The problem with trying to write a regular "TV Watch" feature is that the powers that be seem determined to make sure they're dishing out next to nothing wort... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
This is an ugly piece of American history that has been swept under the rug. Very few people know about this shameful event where the US Army, led by some of the most revered heroes of WWII, were turned on the veterans of WWI in the streets of Washington, DC. So all the talk about "support our troops" is actually a crock of bullshit.

Israel's Weapons of Mass Deception

Alison at Creekside - 3 hours ago
Three days ago, the *United Nations **Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs* replaced their usual map of the Gaza Strip with one featuring a Christo-like pink skirt inside Gaza. The printing inside the accompanying tiny info box reads : "The Israeli military has declared an area 3 kms from the fence separating Israel and Gaza as a "no go" zone, sending evacuation warnings to many communities located there. This area covers 162 km sq. (44% of the Gaza Strip) Around 250,000 people were residing in this area prior to its declaration." *44% of the Gaza Strip and a quart... more »

Anti-American Commie losers support illegal invasion of America

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 3 hours ago
Earlier today, I drove to Ramona, California to attend the *Ramona TEA'd* monthly Saturday event, which featured Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. The event was held at Ramona Mainstage, on Main Street in the heart of downtown Ramona, a small town in northeast San Diego County. Sheriff Arpaio is a well-known and respected figure in the American patriot community. The venue was overflowing, and by the time I arrived at 11:30 this morning, I wasn't even allowed to enter. Sheriff Arpaio was going to be addressing the illegal invasion of America, sponsored and facilitated b... more »

The Israeli Genocide Of Gaza Continues: Insane Israeli Prime Minister States That Hamas Is Using Rising Death Toll To Make Israel Look Bad (The Man Is A Lunatic!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
The slaughter in Gaza continues…. Right now we are approaching the end of a "ceasefire" that will indeed see Israel continue their onslaught on the innocent people of Gaza using US made and US taxpayer bought and paid for weapons of mass destruction…. The death toll so far is well over "1000" including hundreds of innocent women and children, and I have long claimed that due to the population density of the Gaza Strip itself the actual death toll is actually over 20x the reported figure.. It is indeed genocide…. It has been remarkable to watch and read all the lies coming out of the... more »

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola 3 Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis --An interview with Nicolas Krameyer of Amnesty International France

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 4 hours ago
*(Buy *Panthers in the Hole*, the new graphic novel about the Angola 3 here.)* *Panthers in the Hole: French Angola 3 Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis* *--An interview with Nicolas Krameyer of Amnesty International France* *By Angola 3 News* Amnesty International France and La Boîte à Bulles have published a 128-page French language graphic novel entitled *Panthers in the Hole.* The book's co-authors David Cénou and Bruno Cénou present with visual art what Amnesty France describes as "la tragique histoire des Trois d'Angola" (the tragic story of the Angola 3). Robert H. King, H... more »


Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
Taiwan consumer complaints from the Consumer Protection Agency of the Executive Yuan. Number 1 and number 2 [shakes head]. ________________________ *Daily Links*: - Pro-China WantWant on the Taichung mayor election: everyone is tired of Hu. - Bruce Jacob's piece at AEI from last month on China's bogus historical claims to the South China Sea and the Senkakus. - Taiwan-India links continue to grow/Looking at Taiwan from India - China reduces airline activities for three months due to military exercises. *EVENTS*: 2014 The International Conference on Formosan Indig... more »

The Israeli Genocide Of Gaza: Official Israeli "Excuse" For Mass Murder Of Gazans Falls Apart, Israel Finally Admits Hamas Had NOTHING To Do With "Murder Of 3 Israeli Youths" !

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
Yes, the death toll in the criminal and homicidal Israeli assault on the innocent people of Gaza is now well above "1000" as reported by the Jew spew press… In my last night discussion with Whitewraithe, I laid it out clearly that since Gaza is so heavily packed with people almost wall to wall, I said that the death toll is actually right now in the tens of thousands. It is a slaughter of innocent people and it is so troubling that many of the people are still brainwashed by the lies that Israel is somehow doing this genocide as a means of "self defense". We all know by now the fa... more »

Karen Dover: Movement into SOUL frequency realities

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
http://truthcodes.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/movement-into-soul-frequency-realities/ *Movement into SOUL frequency realities* Posted: July 21, 2014 Author: Karen Dover The New Earth frequency realities are realities that are created by your SOUL in the dreamtime platform as you exit the old 3D Earth frequencies. As many of you are now experiencing these are now fully accessible at a human conscious waking mind level. As you now release fully the frequencies of the old 3D earth created construct you allow the FLOW of the LOVE that IS naturally. This flow seeks balance at all moments ... more »

New Jersey's Hedge Fund Guru In Indiana

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
By Doug Martin Even though New Jersey hedge fund guru Sean Fieler likes to fight gay-marriage equality and women’s reproductive rights on the national arena, he spends a good deal of his leisure time buying Indiana politicians. Fielder is a big honcho in the school privatization movement in the Hoosier state, although you will never hear a whisper about him in the papers. Here is the nitty-gritty: On September 21, 2012, hedge fund manager Sean Fieler tossed district 30 Republican Mike Karickhoff $15,000 (page 10)for his campaign. A few days earlier, Fieler dished out another... more »

British MP Stands up for #Gaza 100,000 show up

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
British MP Stands up for #Gaza 100,000 show up. Source: We Are Change. Date Published: July 26, 2014. Description: In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to British MP Jeremy Corbyn about the current situation in Gaza and how to deal with Israel.

Israel and Gaza

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 5 hours ago
July 26, 2014 Since I am sometimes an opinionated old lady and this is my blog, right off the bat I will tell you that, in my opinion, what is being done in Gaza (and has been done, periodically and … Continue reading →

New Jersey's Arrogant, Tyrannical Slob

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
If you''ve been following the narrative over the last couple of weeks here at *DWT* you may have figured out that my new favorite book-- after Elizabeth Warren's A Fighting Chance-- has been The Invisible Bridge by historian Rick Perlstein. Maybe I'm so fascinated by it because I was living overseas for so much of the time he was writing about-- having felt living in a Nixon-led America not compatible with my personal sense of dignity or honor. I remember reading about some of the events he describes in the *International Herald Tribune* at the cafe in front of the Ministry of Fi... more »

Irresponsible reporting

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
The first shot from the BBC was fired on the Today programme, when for no obvious reason we were treated to the staggering information that Mira Bar-Hillel. “Is never going to go back to Israel.” “What a calamity” is what I don’t think many Israelis will be saying. Paul Adams began an episode of From Our Own Correspondent by painting an emotive picture. His impression of leaving Gaza was reminiscent of a mawkish article by the unequivocally pro Palestinian Jon Snow. A piece of sentimental propaganda so flagrant that it prompted Harry’s Place’s excessively tolerant Sarah AB to make... more »

BBC reporter says Gaza is "a giant prison" and Palestinians are subject to "collective punishment" from Israel

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Following on from the previous post, there was a *From Our Own Correspondent *report today from Paul Adams, leaving Gaza after a week's reporting there on the present conflict. Though a radio piece, it contained just the kind of imagery that Brendan O'Neill and Hadar Sela were talking about - graphic descriptions of the dead in Gaza - that will have left quite a few listeners Radio 4 listeners gasping (or retching). Now, Paul Adams is a very experienced BBC reporter. He added some careful nods towards the Israeli perspective, but he buried them up to their necks in imagery of d... more »

Helping Hamas?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
The Israel-bashing *Independent *columnist Mira Bar-Hillel has been gloating this weekend: ...a YouGov poll this week found that only 15 per cent of Britons support Israel’s actions in Gaza. The credit for that goes to brilliant, brave reporters who have brought graphic images of the Gaza atrocities to our newspapers and television screens. Mira forgets to mention that those those YouGov results show even less support for Hamas' rocket attacks on Israel (with 7% taking the David Ward line) and that more British people blame Hamas than Israel for the civilian casualties in the Gaza... more »

Fact is cheap food transported thousands of miles is an oxymoron.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
The problem with economics is that it is mostly invented nonsense that only servers sellers of bad data. Paul Krugman may not be perfect but he may be a mensch.

The Other Side of Eden

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 7 hours ago
Hugh Brody is an English anthropologist. His parents were Jewish, and a number of their relatives died in the holocaust. Brody spent three decades in Canada hanging out with natives raised in hunter-gatherer societies. He worked for the government, and made documentary films. Brody was raised in a nutjob civilization. He found the hunter-gatherers to be fascinating, because they had many virtues that were missing in modern society. The natives were kind and generous people. They radiated a profound love for the land of their birth, the home of their ancient ancestors. They d... more »

Gaza and The Goons

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 7 hours ago
Written by Mark Taliano Nothing much has changed since 1492, except the weapons are far more devastating, and the hypocrisy is much deeper. Manifest Destiny now extends overseas with the U.S Empire’s on-going embrace of the “might is right” doctrine, and its perpetuation of war crimes to advance imperial conquest. Israel, a strong ally of Empire, is thought to be a spearhead for U.S hegemony in the Middle East, and the rules of international law and peace are being defied on a daily basis as Gaza shakes beneath the terror of daily bombardments. Israel is defying U.N Re... more »

The James Stokes UFO Sighting, November 1957

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
As should be obvious, I have spent some time looking into the November 1957 UFO sightings, especially those in the desert southwest. I have been through what I can find, including the original reports that appear in *The A.P.R.0. Bulletin*, the NICAP *UFO Investigator*, the Project Blue Book files, and the skeptical end of these cases including *Watch the Skies!* by Curtis Peebles. What I find interesting is how the Project Blue Book investigators seemed to miss basic facts, made allegations that were never corroborated (which is a nice way to suggest they just made up stuff), and ... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Rally of relatives of Kiev soldiers in Ukraine: Poroshenko, stop the war.... Kiev and their US-NATO handlers increasingly have their hands full. Not only is the US-backed Kiev army losing badly to the self-defense forces in eastern Ukraine but the growing peace movement of families in western Ukraine rising up to protest against their government for sending their children to war is complicating things quite a bit. The Ukrainian economy is in tatters and one has to wonder how long the US-EU can continue to pay for the war and the coming economic hardship? The latest word from the ... more »

The Flight of the Dead : Korean Airlines Flight KAL-007

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
The Flight of the Dead : Korean Airlines Flight KAL-007 from Spike EP on Vimeo. "8. It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a non-scheduled flight. a. An aircraft at Eglin AFB w... more »


David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 10 hours ago

A Great Country or What? Biden's Son Cashes in On Ukraine Chaos

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 10 hours ago
*"War is a Racket"* *- General Smedley D. Butler* The story broke a few months back that one Hunter Biden, whose father Joseph Biden just happens to be the sitting vice president managed to land a plum position with Ukraine's largest gas company Burisma Holdings. The ghastly announcement came scant weeks after his daddy paid a visit to Obama' and Kerrys neo-Nazi infested coup government in Kiev which was then presided over by the golden boy of the the corrupt US establishment Arseniy "Yats" Yatsenyuk who suddenly resigned this week. One would think that such an appointment, espe... more »

Fighting Without Winning, Winning Without Fighting

hygiecrat at hygiecracy - 11 hours ago
published originally on CounterPunch The supreme art of war consists in subduing an enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu As military and paramilitary forces (and the institutions they serve) continue to bombard and maim the people of the world - and as the death tolls in Gaza, Congo, Iraq, and other war zones, continue to rise - one cannot help but wonder whether the relatively voiceless, seemingly dis-empowered, people of the planet are really unable to do anything - beyond offering largely symbolic condemnations and demonstrations of solidarity - to halt these monstrosities. Th... more »

Another Entry Into The Race For The Craziest GOP Candidate-- Meet North Carolina Sociopath Mark Walker

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
One of the most overlooked races in the country, NC-06, had their Republican primary runoff last Tuesday. The Republican establishment favorite, Phil Berger Jr., was expected to win thanks to his money and his Dad’s connections and high name recognition among Republican voters. Instead local teabaggers powered an even crazier candidate to victory. There are 10 counties in NC-06 but Guilford is the biggest, by far, followed by Rockingham and Alamance. The district was drawn to be safe Republican territory but there is a 6-point Democratic voter registration edge and the beloved in... more »

July 26: Goguen gets a free, political ad....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 11 hours ago
Check p. A4 of Friday's TandT, "N.B. wharves get funds." The whole story is simply a prepared statement by Robert Goguen. It's a pretty boring statement as in "Our government is pleased to invest in these facilities to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the commercial fishing industry, and stimulate local economies." It's stiff, formal, trite, obviously written in advance. This was handed to the paper and, obviously, the reporter didn't ask a single question. This is just a free, political ad. Goguen's party is big on free, political ads. The biggie was Harper's flig... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Sergey Ponomarev for N.Y Times / click on photo to enlarge* *Relatives of a boy killed Thursday in explosions at a UN school sheltering Gaza residents grieving over his body at a hospital.* *With a death toll of over 800 dead and climbing daily, the photos from Gaza are like a Goya painting depicting the desperation and frenzy of Palestinians existing in a living hell with no apparent escape ~ surrounded by solders with their guns pointed ~ while complicit Israeli's watch on hilltops from beyond their Iron Dome and celebrate with their neighbors their barely concealed ethnic clea... more »

Solar Flare Almost Sent Earth Back to the Dark Ages in 2012

LeDaro at LeDaro - 12 hours ago
*"Two years ago, we were blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into a widespread blackout due to a solar flare"* Please watch the video here.

Miami-Dade Court Rules In Favor Of Gay Marriage

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 12 hours ago
As I predicted yesterday in my post about the Key West ruling favoring gay marriage, the other Florida courts that have cases pending on same-sex marriage are starting to rule. Miami-Dade Judge Sarah Zabel ruled yesterday (after my blog post) that denying gay marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Don't rush to Miami yet. The judge stayed her ruling pending appeal. Will any Florida clerks of court have the guts to start issuing licenses because they swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution? The Boulder, Denver and Pueblo Colorado clerks did. Stay tuned.

Supplemental: Is Alexandra Petra a twit?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 * *Potentially conformist minds don’t seem to want to know:* Yesterday, we mentioned William Deresiewicz’s rumination about the Ivy League. The former Yale professor’s piece appears in The New Republic. By this morning, we were already regretting the fact that we were so snarky about the publication of the piece. Then, we read Alexandra Petri’s treatment of the piece in the Washington Post. We have no way of judging Deresiewicz’s overall portrait of today’s Ivy League students. From our perspective, his portrait did make us think of the lazy, conformist wo... more »

Use what you have

risa bear at A Way to Live - 12 hours ago
On the principle of Use What You Have, I am eating steamed zucchini, dried zucchini chips, zucchini waffles, and zucchini bread. I grate zucchini into just about everything but the coffee. I slice the zeppelins into thin wedges that go over all the poultry fences, where they soon disappear. Occasionally, I have beans. Tomatoes are still a treat, though. When I collect my empty basket and zuke knife and head out of doors, I stop by the Bonshō to give it a ring. (It's nice to live far enough from the neighbors to have this option.) *Bonshō = Buddhist bell.*In Zen there is a fair amo... more »

The Deviant and the Damned

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Ex-CIA Director George Tenet is notorious in the annals of atrocity for being an uncool punk with a cold, black heart. But unlike punk rocker Joan Jett and her Blackhearts band, he apparently does give a damn about his bad reputation. Waterboarding, he has long insisted, was simply a standard deviation, a perk of his exalted station. Like Adolf Eichmann, Tenet was simply following orders and doing his job when he defied the damned Geneva Conventions and ordered as many as 200 of his operatives to torture a whole bunch of people. It was just a terrible time when the elites running... more »

Susan Sontag on love...

Sandra Guzman at Sandra Guzman - 13 hours ago
... "I'm only interested in people engaged in a project of self-transformation..." This beautiful artwork with the even more gorgeous musings on love by the extraordinary Susan Sontag is available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a foundation supporting women writers, A Room of Her Own.

Confronting the Putin Doctrine in Full Force

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Just as the international community appeared at long last to be taking a stronger stand against Russia, President Putin upped the ante. Unlike its annexation of Crimea, Russia is now in open warfare with Ukraine on its eastern border. There is fresh evidence indicating not only that Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by Continue reading

Have you had your daily dose of manipulation today?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*if you've been to Facebook, you just may have.*

Corrupt Media Largely Ignores Leaked Terrorism Watchlist Rulebook Story

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
Granted that it's not a breaking update on the Kardashians, Miley Cyrus or more State Department anti-Russian agitprop, but the leak of the US governments secret "rulebook" on how people are placed on "terrorist" watch lists is big news and this is precisely why the corrupt state-corporate media ignored it or mentioned it only briefly prior to relegating it to the memory hole. The document - clocking in at 166 pages - was published at the new online magazine The Intercept in a story written by journalists Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux entitled "Blacklisted: The Secret Governmen... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Jon Snow reports from Gaza, where thousands of children have been caught up in the conflict on one of the heaviest days of shelling so far.

95% Of Disease Caused by?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago

Shooting Down Airplanes and Mainstream Morality

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
"A Tale of Three Aircraft Tragedies" by Brian Cloughley really strikes at the heart of the hypocrisy of the US-Americans' response to the tragedy of the Malaysian airliner that was shot-down over the Ukraine. When you see all the furrowed brows and stern gazes and read all he words of outrage over the (very good) possibility that pro-Russian separatists fired the missile that killed all those people, contrast it with the way the USS Vincennes was met with celebration, it's captain decorated for meritorious conduct, after shooting down an Iranian airliner. The president at the time, ... more »

Have They No Decency?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
When Justice Anne Mactavish struck down the Harper government's ban on medical care to refugees, she wrote that the ban amounted to "cruel and unjust treatment." The phrase did not emerge new and full blown from the lips of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Gerry Caplan writes: These exact words – “cruel and unusual punishment” – resonate in history. They were written into the English Bill of Rights in 1689 and were then repeated in the 8th amendment to the United States Constitution: “Cruel and unusual punishments [shall not be] inflicted.” These are not words used loosely. He points ou... more »

An Unstable Republican Jumps Into A Wisconsin Primary Against Kelly Westlund-- And He Has A Pig Named Barney Frank

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Mike Krsiean (left) with his 700 pound Berkshire Boar (right), who he's named Barney Frank* Mike Krsiean is a Republican crackpot who envisions himself in Congress. His attempts to run as a Republican and as an independent have failed-- and failed miserably-- so he's decided to run as an anti-Choice/pro-gun "Democrat" pushing the Republican austerity agenda enumerated in Paul Ryan's budget. And he's taking his garden variety GOP ideas to a Democratic primary against progressive Kelly Westlund. Not that he's *that* garden variety. Even some of his fellow-right wingers find him and h... more »

A Culture Of Food Safety Deception

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
Source: *https://www.facebook.com/OccupyFood*


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*New university rankings out* The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions. CWUR uses eight objective and robust indicators to rank the world's top 1000 universities: 1) Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university's size [... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Jimmy Graham’s support team got him through contract woes ~Ramon Antonio Vargas* *Lee Zurik Investigation: Hospital documents directly contradict Reed* *Working Coast Camp In Houma Teaches Children About Big Industry ~Lane Kaplan-Levenson* *Naval Militia Members Undergo Waterborne Disaster Training ~Madelaine Rivera* *Today in #NOLA: Steely Dan, Big Easy Roller Girls dbl header..and that's just the schedule by the lake! ~NOLA DEFENDER* Naval Militia Members Undergo Waterborne Disaster Training - See more at: http://albany.twcnews.com/content/news/755936/naval-militia-members-under... more »

Is Glyphosate In Roundup Depleting Your Body Of Health Giving Minerals?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
[image: Foto: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the ubiquitous herbicide Roundup, was originally patented as a chelator back in 1964. It bonds to minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium & manganese and removes them. It was used to clean pipes that had mineral buildup. It is the most widely used herbicide, primarily due to the widespread cultivation of Roundup Ready GMO crops. This leads us to ask... when you spray a chelator on our farmland and our food, how much of the nutrients are chelated from the soil and the crops. Add to that the fact that glyphosate is in our food - and we ... more »

IAF chopper crashes in Uttar Pradesh; 7 killed, probe ordered

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
In yet another blow to the Indian Air Force (IAF), one of its advanced helicopters on Friday crashed in the Ataria area of Sitapur district in Uttar Pradesh, killing all seven persons onboard. As per initial reports, the ALH Dhruv chopper had taken off from Bareilly. The pilot of the chopper had given a 'May Day call' (emergency call) before the crash and lost radio and radar contact after that, IAF spokesperson said in Delhi. Read more

Finland Detains Vietnamese Missile Parts

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Missile parts]Finland has detained a shipment of Vietnamese-owned air-to-air missile parts bound for Ukraine after raising concerns the consignment of military hardware violated arms-export regulations. Finland's customs service discovered the missile parts last month in a shipment that lacked proper approvals for military equipment to transit through its country, Sami Rakshit, head of the enforcement department at Finnish customs, told The Wall Street Journal on Friday. "Vietnamese authorities have confirmed to us today that the shipment was Vietnamese government property e... more »

KAI selected to develop new South Korean helicopters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: South Korean KAI LCH-LAH development Helicopter]Light armed helicopters and light civil helicopters are to be developed for South Korea by Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. The government selection of KAI for the projects was announced by the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration. KAI will now establish an LCH/LAH development plan that will include the selection of overseas system developers and local and foreign vendors. Read more

Over half of China military airfields threatened by high-rises

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: J-31A Gyrfalcon]More than half of China's military airfields have flight paths that are obstructed by tall buildings, causing accidents and airport closures, Chinese state media reported on Friday. Nearly 100 accidents have occurred at military air bases due to high-rise buildings and development in the past 20 years, the website of the ruling Communist Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily said. The problem has become so great that more than 10 military airfields have been forced to close or move. Read more

Unmanned cargo-carrying helo returns to U.S. from Afghanistan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: K-Max]K-MAX, the unmanned cargo aircraft of Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace, has returned to the United States following extended deployment to Afghanistan. The unmanned helicopter lifted more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo for the U.S. Marine Corps during nearly three years in Afghanistan in thousands of missions, reducing the number of truck resupply convoys, which would have been vulnerable to improvised explosive devices. "We are proud to welcome home the unmanned K-MAX Team from their successful deployment in theater," said Dan Spoor, vice president of Aviation an... more »

‘$1 Billion-Plus Short’: Amphib Add Isn’t Enough, So Navy Wants To Repurpose It

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USS New York]Congress really, really wants the Navy to buy a 12th San Antonio­-class amphibious warship. The Marine Corps really, really wants the ship, which would be designated LPD-28. And of course shipbuilder Huntington-Ingalls really, really wants the contract, which would help fill a multi-year gap in amphib construction. Read more

Carrier-based drone offers way forward for US navy – subject to squabbling

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: X-47B UCLASS]Barely a year after the world's most sophisticated drone proved it could take off and land on the deck of an aircraft carrier, the project is at a crossroads, with huge implications for the future not only of drone warfare but US seapower writ large. The US navy will soon release a request for proposals from a handful of defense companies for the development of the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike vehicle, or UCLASS. That highly bureaucratic document will formalize the navy's vision for what it wants the highly advanced drone to do. R... more »

Naval Experts Call for ‘Offensive Sea Control,’ More Tomahawks, Improved Air and Missile Defenses

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USS San Jacinto]Three authorities on naval warfare argued July 25 that the Navy needs to dramatically revise its operational concepts and acquisition policies to make the surface fleet more capable and relevant to the rapidly changing and increasingly dangerous global security environment. One urged the Navy and Congress to reverse decisions to stop buying new Tomahawk land attack cruise missiles or risk losing the ability to project force ashore from long range. Another argued for a return to the “offensive sea control” strategy the Navy embraced during the Cold War and to ... more »

Saturday Interview: Louise Whittle

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 19 hours ago
*Louise Whittle, blogs under HarpyMarx, has been involved in leftie politics for nearly 30 years. Socialist feminist, currently working for the rat race, trade unionist and overall activist. Likes art, film, photography and drinking cocktails. You can follow Louise on Twitter here* - Why do you blog? Remember couple of years ago someone said to me that blogging was purely about narcissism. Possibly there’s an element to that but for me it’s kinda about highlighting and exposing issues that have an impact on people, which don’t always get the attention they deserve. People who are ... more »

First female Commander of naval warship hauled up for 'HAVING AN AFFAIR' with one of her sailors

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Commander Sarah West]The first woman to command a frontline Royal Navy warship has been removed from her vessel after claims of an affair with a male crewmate. Divorced Cdr West, 41, took over Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland and her mostly male crew in May 2012. The claims, thought to have been made by another member of the crew, surfaced in the middle of this month. Read more

Tight-fitting bearing on Canadian warship costs taxpayers $685,000

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Halifax class FFG]A tight-fitting bearing on one of Canada’s warships ended up costing taxpayers $685,000. In October 2012, Royal Canadian Navy officers trying to deal with excessive noise generated by HMCS Toronto at first thought the source was a device called a stern flap, the Citizen reported earlier this week. But the Department of National Defence now confirms the noise was generated by a tightly fitted bearing that had recently been installed on the ship. Read more

Apache Guardians perform first deck landing qualifications

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AH-64E Apache]AH-64E Apache Guardians from 1st Armed Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) off the coast of Hawaii, July 19, as part of the Navy’s Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014. The deck landing qualifications, a first for the E model of the Apache, are one of several maritime training events the Apache unit participated in to take advantage of terrain not available to them in their home station at Fort Carson, Colo... more »

Extra care delays Nuclear submarine’s sea trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: INS Arihant]The Indian Navy is being extra-careful with India's first indigenously built nuclear powered submarine INS Arihant, which is now at the naval base in Vizag. The nuclear sub is likely to go to sea trials by this year end and is expected to be commissioned by 2017. The sea trials and the commissioning of the submarine, capable of carrying nuclear missiles, has already been delayed by more than two years. Read more

India asks Russia to upgrade two submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Kilo class SSK]India has asked Russia to upgrade two its submarines, director-general of the Rubin Central Maritime Design Bureau Igor Vilnit said on Friday. “The Indian governments filed a request to the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation to extend the life of two Russian Kilo Class submarines (Type 877EKM),” he said. Specialists of the Zvyozdochka ship repair centre and the Rubin design bureau are expected to leave for India to inspect the first submarine. Read more

Borei-Class Submarines Enter Service Ahead of Russian Navy Day

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RFS Severodvinsk]Two Russian submarines are entering service just in time for the Russian Navy Day, which falls on July 27 this year: a Yasen-class nuclear attack submarine Severodvinsk and a Borei-class ballistic missile submarine Alexander Nevsky. Construction of the Severodvinsk began in 1993, but its completion was significantly delayed because of limited funding as a result of economic problems Russia faced in the 1990s. The submarine was finally launched in 2010. The submarine, whose rivals are the US Navy’s Seawolf-class and Virginia-class submarines, is equipped wit... more »

What Born's rule can't be derived from

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Sean Carroll continues to abuse his blog to promote his pseudoscientific would-be research: Why Probability in Quantum Mechanics is Given by the Wave Function Squared The article advertises his May 2014 preprint written along with a philosophy student, Charles Sebens. I have already discussed a text by these two authors in Measure for Measure... in May 2014. It turns out that they have written two very similar preprints. Yes, Sebens wrote another earlier paper – the title "Quantum Mechanics As Classical Physics" shows that this guy is hopeless, indeed. First, sociologically, I thin... more »

How Thailand Can Outlast Its Enemies

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*Image: Weathering a siege requires not only strong walls, but the abilityto outlast the enemy as well. This can only be done by building somethingsustainable within the walls, and something worth defending. **July 26, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - ATN) - Thailand's culture, people, and history is directly tied to that of its indigenous, ancient institutions. For centuries these institutions have guided Thai society, protected it from a turbulent world beyond its borders and at times when this turbulence finds its way within Thailand's borders. For Thais, these institutions not only gi... more »

The Same People Are Behind The Atrocities of The Israeli Army, The Hijacked Ukrainian Army, And The Islamic State's Army

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*Gaza, Palestine.* *Mosul, Iraq.* *Donbass, Ukraine.* "You shall know them by their fruits." Matthew 7:16.

Value-Added Modeling (VAM) is pseudoscience, but profitable pseudosciences persist

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 21 hours ago
*"While value-added models are intended estimate teacher effects on student achievement growth, they fail to do so in any accurate or precise way. — Professor Bruce Baker"* Back in early April I penned a piece for K12NN on The American Statistical Association's (ASA) paper on Value Added Methodologies [1]. In it I asserted that the "document provides strong support to those who oppose this wrongheaded use of statistics to make high stakes decisions effecting the lives of students, educators, and our school communities." This week I noticed a trackback to a reprint of the article.... more »

Marie Harf is an Awful Dingbat

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago

IATA: Whatever Happened to MH17, the Kiev Criminals are to Blame

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
Statement on MH17 by IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler Geneva, Switzerland - 15:30GMT I share the shock and sadness expressed by so many around the world on the terrible loss of MH 17. At this time, it is important we are very clear: safety is the top priority. No airline will risk the safety of their passengers, crew and aircraft for the sake of fuel savings. Airlines depend on governments and air traffic control authorities to advise which air space is available for flight, and they plan within those limits. It is very similar to driving a car. If the road is open, yo... more »

The Stories of Three Israeli Martyrs

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
[image: There was a crowd of thousands at Sean Carmeli's funeral Monday night in Haifa (photo credit: Gili Yaari/Flash 90)] *Bravery and heroism exists on both sides in this war. Anybody who denies that is wrong. Source of photo: Gili Yaari/Flash 90*. An excerpt from, *"Killed in Gaza, American 'lone soldiers' honored by Israelis"* by Daniel Ben Simon, Al-Monitor, July 25, 2014: Of all the stories of soldiers killed in battles between Israel and Hamas, three seem to have captured the hearts and minds of Israelis. They cried for them as though these were members of their families, a... more »

Ukraine Military Caught Using Phosphorus Incendiaries, Cluster Bombs On Civilians!

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
Ukraine Military Caught Using Phosphorus Incendiaries, Cluster Bombs On Civilians! Source: DAHBOO77. Date Published: July 25.

The New Yorker offers a big summer online bonus as it ramps up its Web operation -- and revamps access to it

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Barry Blatt, *The New Yorker* *by Ken* In case you've missed the announcement, made at the end of the "Talk of the Town" section of the July 28 issue and featured prominently all week on newyorker.com, *The New Yorker* has implemented some major decisions about online availability of its content. And the big news -- for nonsubscribers, at least -- is that for the summer, at least, *everything is going to be made available free to one and all*. When we started newyorker.com, we, like everyone else, faced the dilemma of what to post online. Give it all away or hold things back? That... more »

The Israeli Genocide Of Gaza: Just How Truly Sick Are The Israelis? Watch This Short Video And Find Out!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Yes, I have been keeping track of the Israeli massacre and genocide of the innocent people of Gaza. It is astounding that the world's so called "media" continues to portray this assault and genocide as Israel's laughably parroted statements that it needs to "defend itself against Hama "rocket attacks"". It is sad and sick to see thousands and possibly tens of thousands of people being slaughtered by these criminals that are nothing more than monsters…. I was sent a very short video just the other day by a friend that asked me to watch it and to give him my impressions…. Lets just... more »

zucchini abundance recipe of the day: zucchini fritters

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Apparently if you grow zucchini, you have too much of it. Being new gardeners, we didn't know how prolific our one zucchini plant would be, or the insane quantities - and size! - of the vegetables it would produce. And those leaves! They're gigantic and there's so many of them! It's been a source of wonder and amusement. We've cut back the leaves several times, as they're crowding out the herbs and the eggplant. And of course cutting back just makes the plant produce even more. I remember that much from my indoor planting days. There's no shortage of recipes online offering ideas a... more »

i'm too sexy !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Marilyn Katz : Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Armed conflict will only lead to mounting numbers of dead on both sides. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2014 Unlike the finite death toll in the Malaysian jet downing, the numbers of dead in Gaza … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

Chi non fa, non falla.

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Those who do nothing make no mistakes.

Canada Is Jewish Occupied Territory…. THIS Is A Must Watch Video That Shows The Treachery Of The Canadian Government And Its Enslavement To Jewish Interests

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
After Israel started its slaughter of the innocent people of Gaza on July 13th, I was wondering how soon the idiots that run this country, Canada, would show its undying and treasonous support for the criminal Jewish state…. It did not take long with the idiot Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, opening his foul mouth on the 13th of July with a ridiculous statement that "Israel has the right to defend itself against (laughable) "rocket attacks" from Gaza". It appeared at the time that the Canadian government was in total lockstep with the United States government and other go... more »

Food (?) Watch: It's not a leap, but the merest, tiniest jump, from selfie-mania to toast-selfies

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*You have to be realistic with your selfie-toast expectations. As the selfie-toaster company notes: "We are good but remember fine detail is darn near impossible to achieve with heat and toast." Which could be why so few of the great masters have worked in this little-tapped medium.* *by Ken* Is it toast, or is it art? One way to tell is that if it's just toast, then all it costs is $75 for your personally selfie-customized toaster plus your bread cost. If it's art, then the limit is what you can extract from the right sucker. Actually, looking at the picture above, I'm not sure ... more »

Back From A Much Needed Vacation….

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Yes, I am back… I took the last two 12 days off for a much needed break, and a need to "recharge" my batteries… It does seem as Whitewraithe has put it, that the world has gone to hell during my absence… I did take my portable laptop with me, much to the chagrin of my better half, and tried to keep up with all the news that has been happening, and yes, I was tempted to go into this blog and put up a few articles… I decided that I would not give into that temptation and wait until my return…. I want to thank my dear friend, Whitewraithe, for her most excellent work on the last two ... more »

Clouds over Iqaluit

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago

Israel Boycott Gains Traction As Gaza Assault Continues

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Israel Boycott Gains Traction As Gaza Assault Continues. Source: The Real News. Date Published: July 24, 2014. Description: BDS Movement Founder Omar Barghouti discusses growing solidarity with Palestinians and whether Fatah-Hamas unity deal motivated Israel's aggression

good people

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

call to arms

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

the secret art of inviting happiness

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The secret art of inviting happiness, The miraculous medicine for all diseases. At least for today: Do not be angry, Do not worry, Be grateful, Work with diligence, Be kind to people.

Lily Gives Arne a Big Hug

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
From MicroSoftNBC: Despite the education secretary’s outwardly nonchalant reaction to the NEA vote [calling for his resignation], García says he seemed “hurt” and “surprisingly confused.” In her estimation, he didn’t realize the level of anger he had conjured up. “Arne Duncan is not a bad man,” she said. “I think he sincerely believes this stuff.” Despite their differences, says García, they ended the meeting with a hug. By Lily's measure, Hitler and Stalin were not bad men, either. After all, they believed the "stuff" they were doing.

Glad to be Gay

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
My Gaydaryradar is totally unreliable. I thought Christopher Alexander was Gay but apparently he is not. We wait for the child. Oh so cynical but when it come to politics beware the beard. I allege that many key people in the current Conservative Government are Gay. If you had to question people like Jason Kenny you would be left with only supposition to inform your basic instincts. Whats wrong with this picture is not what some people might say is a high percentage of Gay cabinet ministers, or even as the extreme who I do not believe say child molesters. No what is wrong that t... more »

NATO False Flag- Norway from mercs in Syria? Think- Arctic Resources & Circling Russia!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*So, whaddya think?* The new head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, from Norway is set to take the reins of 'power' at NATO. * Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg appointed as new NATO chief* NATO’s next leader was announced Friday: former *Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg will lead the military alliance starting in October.* [image: ** FILE ** In this June 25, 2013, file photo, Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference at the Presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania. NATO announced on Friday, March 28, 2014, that former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg w... more »

Shoots leaves and tweets

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Disproportionality. Fashionably attired Rushanara Ali, M.P. (female, Muslim, Labour) debating with Douglas Murray on Daily Politics 22nd July. Jo Coburn in the chair, Trevor Phillips was also there. “Israel has shown complete disregard for humanitarian issues, [...] its reaction is *disproportionate* and we need the European Union and the British government to speak up and work towards resuming peace negotiations, which seem to have been completely elusive over recent years. “*Israel* needs to respect international and humanitarian law......... That cavalier misuse of the wor... more »

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, "Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep - Adagio for Sleep"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Chuck Wild, "Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep - Adagio for Sleep" Images courtesy of NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quFgHlfQAuo&feature=related

Paulo Coelho, “The Black Man (A True Story)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Black Man (A True Story)”* by Paulo Coelho "We are at the restaurant of a German University. A red haired student, and undeniably German, takes her tray and sits down at her table. She then realizes she has forgotten her cutlery and gets up again to pick it up. Coming back, she sees with astonishment that a black man, possibly sub-Saharan by his appearance, is sitting there and is eating from her tray. Straight away, the young woman feels lost and stressed, but immediately changes her thought and presumes that the African is not familiar with European customs concerning priva...more »

Jon Donnison returns

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
He's back, along with his own special brand of BBC impartiality [sic]: Back in the holyland. Not feeling too holy right now. — Jon Donnison (@JonDonnison) July 25, 2014 More than 700 lives now been lost in latest #israel #gaza war. 700 greaving families. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters. Pointless. — Jon Donnison (@JonDonnison) July 23, 2014 700 plus dead in #gaza #israel war. And when it eventually ends nothing will have been achieved but the status quo. — Jon Donnison (@JonDonnison) July 23, 2014

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