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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

8 July - Blogs I'm Following

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Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Tuesday Afternoon”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 minutes ago
The Moody Blues, “Tuesday Afternoon” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odUxMlud0Xg

Organ Harvesting in Ukraine Goes Unreported

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 29 minutes ago
*July 9, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Unlike the terrorist offenses in Libya, Syria, and now Iraq, backed by the United States, the UK, the EU, members of NATO as well as regional collaborators such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Qatar, where any attempts to stop extremists from seizing entire nations is met by the West's howling indignation and accusations of "human rights abuses," the unmitigated brutality executed by literal Nazis in Ukraine against breakaway provinces in the east are accompanied by a hypocritical silence from the West. Refugees streaming away from encircled an... more »

Poroshenko: we will move money from "useless" science to weapons

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 46 minutes ago
Two days ago, the de facto president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko offered us another explanation why I classify the current leaders of the country as an inhumane and counterproductive fascist junta that is making things worse. This July 7th press release on Poroshenko's website (EN) says: "There will be no more spending of billions of people's money, taxpayers' money on research programs that nobody needs and that have only served to the elements of theft. Today, the Ukrainian production will be occupied with precision weapons systems, Ukrainian drones, and everything that the Ukrain... more »

METRO EVENT | Alice Embree : Defending Palestinian rights

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
Interfaith group protests Israel’s ongoing ‘reign of terror’ in the West Bank and Gaza and the murder of Palestinian civilians. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2014 Event: Protest against Israeli Reign of Terror in Gaza … finish reading *METRO EVENT* | Alice Embree : Defending Palestinian rights

Christian Coalition vs. Progressive Caucus in Hawaii

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Yes, anti-equality Democrats in Congress are a dying breed. But they are perhaps about to get a boost from an unlikely source: a 70-percent Obama district in his home state of Hawaii. In Hawaii’s First Congressional District, State Senator Donna Kim is the frontrunner in the August 9th Democratic primary, despite a strident anti-LGBT record that has led the Christian Coalition to label her “fantastic.” She’s studiously courted the Religious Right throughout her three decades in various elected offices, even participating in February with evangelical pastors in a panel discussion t... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Greening the kitchen

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

Cedar on Cedar

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 hour ago
________________ More to come folks... The Straight Goods

The Ukrainian Experience: Modern History of Ukraine

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
Video Title: The Ukrainian Experience: Modern History of Ukraine. Source: UkeTube. Date Published: July 30, 2013. Description: The Ukrainian Experience: A Lecture by Roman Onufrijchuk. Part IV "Modern History of Ukraine" Produced by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, B.C. Provincial Council (1993)


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
God bless Maureen Taylor, state chairwoman of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. We need more like her.

The Genocide Of The People Of Gaza Begins: When A Gag Order Becomes A Crime In Itself!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
Today, I am sickened by what I am watching happening right now to the innocent people living in the open air concentration camp known as the Gaza Strip... The criminal and most evil nation of Israel is now launching its long awaited and well planned strikes on the Gaza Strip for what they claim is "revenge" for the supposed "murder" of those three Israeli youths last month.... To this day, I am NOT convinced at all that these three were "murdered" by agents of Hamas, and I am sticking to my first thought that either these three were purposely killed by the Israelis to justify their ...more »

Randi Weingarten, Twitter, and “Secret Society” Membership

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is a corporate reformer’s gift. He appointed Stefan Pryor, the co-founder of a major charter chain as state education commissioner. Even as traditional public education in Connecticut is underfunded, the number of charter schools grows. Malloy also believes in evaluating teachers using student test scores. He publicly stated that teachers “only have to show up for four years” in […]

Judaism Is NOT A Faith, But The Geopolitical Project Of A Hysterical, Incestuous, Master-Race Cult!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
I have long been troubled by the mentality of the Jews as a whole for a very long time, and why they are hell bent on murder, destruction, and the enslavement of everyone else, thinking that they alone are the "chosen ones" of this planet.....But I have also long known that the problem seems to be inherent with these disgusting excuses for human beings, and their twisted religion called "Judaism"..... For this article, I want to present a very excellent article that was first sent to me about a week ago, and then forwarded to my friend, Whitewraithe, who writes the excellent website... more »

My favorite newscaster, Abby Martin, interviews my favorite civic activist, Mark Crispin Miller, on the subject of historical books made to disappear by the "powers that be" in order cover up some of the most heinous crimes of our government. Truth in advertising: I am the author of a chapter in one of MCM's many books "Loser Take All -- Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008".

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ http://youtu.be/RcHRaxN-u5U These 5 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden breakingtheset *Published on Jun 25, 2014* LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/JournalistAbbyMartin FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, about five historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public. Cherchez la Verite

Tom Hayden : BOOKS | Counterinsurgancy architect Kilcullen on the ‘coming age of the urban guerrilla’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
David Kilcullen leaves Iraq and Afghanistan behind to concentrate on how to keep malignant masses of desperate people at bay in a coming urban apocalypse. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2014 [Out of the Mountains: … finish reading Tom Hayden : *BOOKS* | Counterinsurgancy architect Kilcullen on the ‘coming age of the urban guerrilla’

Since Sammy "The Hammer" is such an obvious liar, LGBT folk can't have employment-discrimination protection

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Hobby Lobby Goal* Pat Begley [*click to enlarge*] *"If a private company can take its own religious beliefs and say you can't have access to certain health care, it's a hop, skip and a jump to an interpretation that a private company could have religious beliefs that LGBT people are not equal or somehow go against their beliefs and therefore fire them."* *-- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) ExecutiveDirector Rea Carey, to the* Washington Post* (see below)* *"[A] coalition led by the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights... more »

The Poet: Arlene Gay Levine, "The Road"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Road"* "Here is the road: the light comes and goes then returns again. Be gentle with your fellow travelers as they move through the world of stone and stars whirling with you yet every one alone. The road waits. Do not ask questions but when it invites you to dance at daybreak, say yes. Each step is the journey; a single note the song." ~ Arlene Gay Levine

“I Have Learned”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“I Have Learned”* Posted by Paulo Coelho (This text, which I found on the Internet, is attributed to me. I did not write it, but I think worth reproducing here. - PC) "I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them; I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back; I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. I’ve learned that you can get by on charm, for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something; I’ve learned that eithe... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Sharp telescopic views of magnificent edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3628 show a puffy galactic disk divided by dark dust lanes. Of course, this deep galactic portrait puts some astronomers in mind of its popular moniker, The Hamburger Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* The tantalizing island universe is about 100,000 light-years across and 35 million light-years away in the northern springtime constellation Leo. NGC 3628 shares its neighborhood in the local Universe with two other large spirals M65 and M66 in a grouping otherwise known as the Leo Triplet. Gravitational interaction... more »

"We Are All Alone..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and - in spite of "True Romance" magazines - we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely- at least, not all the time- but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness." - Hunter S. Thompson, “The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman”

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet: Self-Knowledge"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Self-Knowledge"* "And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge. And he answered saying: Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge. You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams. And it is well you should. The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea; And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes. But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasu... more »

"The Limits Of The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” - Arthur Schopenhauer

More about Costco and Dinesh D'Souza's book otherwise known as the distracting shiny object...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*and I am ashamed at the comments I'm reading on conservative websites and on Costco's Facebook page.* Do you really believe that the CEO of Costco has nothing better to do than pull a Fahrenheit 451 on a book. One book? That's not even rational. Allow me to repeat: They are running a publicly traded company. As I said to one of my commenters (who has a* fine blog of his own*) on *my original post:* Sub - I know for a fact that Costco runs one of the tightest ships in retail. Everything is done by the numbers. It's why they count people coming in the door. That number is giv... more »

“How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?”* by Jim Taylor, Ph.D. “It’s a wonder that good decisions are ever made by the species known as Homo Sapiens. The reality is that the cards are stacked against us whenever we are faced with choices, especially when the decisions are of consequence. Think about all of the horrendously bad decisions that have been made in recent history and how obviously bad they look in our rear-view mirrors. The Iraq war, securitizing mortgages, Congress not voting for background checks on gun purchases, another season of The Bachelor, the list goes on. ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Tenderness and Silence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Tenderness and Silence"* by Chet Raymo “It's been a long, long time since I read “Justine”, the first volume in Lawrence Durrell's “Alexandrian Quartet”, but one phrase sticks in my mind. As I recall, Justine, the woman with whom the narrator is having an affair, is questioning him as to why he doesn't take seriously their friends' philosophical conversations. You always sit there smiling, she chides, or something to that effect. He tells her that anyone who takes really seriously the inextricable tangle of human thought can only respond with "ironic tenderness and silence." W... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
León, Castilla y Leon, Spain. Thanks for stopping by.

Washington Wants A Hundred Year War In The Middle East Between Sunnis And Shiites

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*"Covert action should not be confused with missionary work." - Henry Kissinger. Enjoy hellfire you son of a bitch. * An excerpt from, *"Over Easy: ISIS and the Hundred Year War"* by yellowsnapdragon, FDL, July 8, 2014: Over at the Saker’s place, Mindfriedo linked to a fascinating interview of Nabeel Naiem, former leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Naiem discusses some important background on ISIS, the relationship between Al Qaeda and ISIS, it’s funding, it’s leader Al Baghdadi, and it’s plans in Iraq and the Middle East. Below are some excerpts. Nabeel Naiem: *He (Zawahri) asked ... more »

“7 Vilest Right-Wing Statements This Week"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“7 Vilest Right-Wing Statements This Week:* * Laura Ingraham Hates Immigrants More Than O'Reilly Does”* by Janet Allon *“1. Laura Ingraham: Mass deportation is the way and the light. *Laura Ingraham did the impossible this week. She managed to make Bill O’Reilly seem almost reasonable. Her anti-immigration fervor is surpassed by no one. She was right there in spirit with the anti-immigration protesters who turned up in Murrieta, California with hateful signs and slogans and spit to turn back busloads of undocumented women and children. For some reason, many of these people have no ... more »

The Economy: Greg Hunter, “Social Unrest Basically Guaranteed – John Rubino"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Greg Hunter, “Social Unrest Basically Guaranteed – John Rubino"* By Susan Duclos “Greg Hunter is joined by John Rubino to discuss the financial crisis facing the US as Rubino calls the situation “uncharted territory,” and states that “social unrest is basically guaranteed. If you look around the rest of the world you are seeing it, and that will happen on some scale here.” Rubino, who has a Masters in Business and is a former Wall Street trader and analyst, also recommends avoiding dependence on fiat currencies, stating that is the “epicenter of this latest biggest bubble.” For t... more »

The Gild Is Already Off the Lily, But She is Golden for Gates

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
No sooner was the NEA president's office cleared of the sickly sweet stench of corrupt corporate lackey, Dennis Van Roekel, than a new CorpEd chief enabler was enthroned as head of the nation's largest dress-up-and-go-to-lunch teachers' professional organization. Enter Stage Right, Lily Eskelson Garcia, with her guitar and plenty of cute protest songs to titillate teachers who prefer to dance to their deaths, rather than fight for their lives. Why is Lily the Oligarchs' choice for NEA chief, besides the fact that she thinks "tenure" is a dirty word? Here's why: . . . . Eskelsen G... more »

Dinesh D'Souza: America. Imagine the World Without Her...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*You need to see this!* From their website: Synopsis Someone once observed: "America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great." Today that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history—from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their "fair share". Our foundin... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Geldof - A Psychological Profile

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
As noted previously in numerous earlier posts, Bob Geldof KBE presents as someone display a broad range of reliable indicators associate with those of a high-functioning psychopath with sociopathic and self-aggrandising overtones and signature tell-tale pathologies. His primary motivational driver in life is the furtherance and growth of his own personal stature and recognition, veiled behind a tissue-thin vineer of false modesty, to the extent of patronising and belittling those around him that offer to him either sincere (or misguided) praise and flattery - those who approach hi... more »

Crime And Punishment-- National Security Style… Forget Dostoevsky

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Over the long 4th of July weekend many of us turned to *The Guardian* for news. An Edward Snowden/Hillary Clinton article from that paper got picked up by dozens of U.S. outlets all during the weekend. The gist of it was that Hillary thinks Snowden, who has been charged with three separate violations of the Espionage Act (which doesn't distinguish between a spy and a whistleblower) should return to the U.S. if he is serious in engaging in the debate. Hill: "If he wishes to return knowing he would be held accountable and also able to present a defence, that is his decision to make... more »

Satire: “LeBron to Announce Decision at United Nations”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“LeBron to Announce Decision at United Nations”* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— “N.B.A. superstar LeBron James said Tuesday morning that he would announce the name of the team that he is signing with on Thursday at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly to be convened especially for that purpose. “This decision affects everyone on the planet,” James said. “I want to let all the nations on Earth know at the same time.” An emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday was deadlocked on the issue, with seven members wanting James to rem... more »

The Secretary’s 50 State Plan for #teacherequity

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 7 hours ago
I’m reading the original letter sent to state school officers. Is that Times New Roman? This is the best the highest office in education in the US can do, am I correct? Wow. From Education Week: But addressing that problem won’t be easy. States have a limited authority and capacity to ensure that districts distribute […]

Doug Martin's Letter to the Indiana State Board of Education, July 8, 2014

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Dear State Board of Education: As you seek to dismantle public education and democracy, I want to remind you of my book, *Hoosier School Heist*, which is becoming quite popular. Although it's hard to determine (since I don't have billionaires behind me to pay for someone to track the data), my educated guess is at least 250,000 people know about this book. The FBI even reads *Hoosier School Heist*. ABC *Nightline*is working with me and others on a possible show about a rightwing free-market Christian school highlighted in my book that Governor Pence's associate Mark Terrell ... more »

A study of the BBC's recent coverage of matters Israeli and Palestinian, Part I

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
So much news from Israel - and so many voices venting their opinions about it and about how it was reported by the BBC... I've read so much in the past week or so that, frankly, I've found myself becoming rather overwhelmed by it all. Some of it has tallied with my own experiences, some of it didn't. Some of it was judicious, some of it wasn't. So, what's needed is a classic *Is the BBC biased?* survey - a study of all the coverage of the murders of the four teenagers and what followed on a representative sample of the BBC's current affairs output - namely *Newsnight*, *Today, The... more »

Women and Children with AIDS

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
Speech given by Diana, Princess of Wales on "Women and Children with Aids" Edinburgh 8th September 1993 Some sections of the media would have us believe that the dark shadow of AIDS is fading away. The predicted explosion has failed to happen and retreated back to those who've so often been condemned or ignored. Yet common sense and the testimonies of healthcare workers, worldwide, tell us a very different story. The truth is, that most people infected by HIV are heterosexual and the disease is spreading, throughout the world, at a staggering rate. By the year two thousa... more »

Does The Community Care..?

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*Speech given by Diana, Princess of Wales "Does the Community Care?"17th November 1993* For many people in our society, the idea of talking with someone who has been in care, whether it be a juvenile offender, a person who has suffered from mental illness or perhaps someone with learning difficulties is too awful to contemplate. I can assure them, it's not so bad! Not one of those I've met ever hurt me, was rude to me or treated me as though I was mad! We now recognise that many of those who were put into longstay institutions need never have been put there i... more »

Wild Bill: Troll Attacks...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*they know they are lying, but they don't care.* Its time to hit back against the lies of the left and Bill is fed up! I'm off viewing America at our local theater.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*The New New Orleans, Part 2 ~Gambit* *Gas-Charged Earthquakes Linked to Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole ~Charles Q. Choi, Live Science* *Property owners to discuss short-term rentals at Tuesday meeting ~WVUE* *Esplanade bar, neighbor Sidney Torres IV spar over volume of music ~Jeff Adelson, New Orleans Advocate*

“A Scary Admission by a Top Central Banker”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“A Scary Admission by a Top Central Banker” * by Bill Bonner “Infidi maris insidis virisque dolumque ut vitare velint, neve ullo tempore credant subdola cum ridet placidi pellacia ponti. “ (Never trust her at any time, when the calm sea shows her false alluring smile.) – Lucretius, "De Rerum Natura" “We hardly know where to begin. There are so many people to laugh at... and so little time. We can't laugh at them all. So, we'll have to take our best laugh. And that must be a laugh at Janet Yellen. There are many reasons to laugh at poor Ms. Yellen. But time is limited, and so we wil...more »

Dick Cheney's Worst Fears Confirmed

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*At least Saddam was competent.* An excerpt from, *"Iraq tells U.N. 'terrorist groups' seized former chemical weapons depot"* Reuters, July 8: Iraq's government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country's U.N. envoy told the United Nations. *In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, made public on Tuesday, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said the Muthanna facility north of Baghdad was seized on June 11. He said remnants of a former che... more »

Alex Clare - Too Close

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
I've got two heavy duty blog posts brewing, but I cannot for the life of me summon up the energy to begin writing them this evening. Besides, the footy's on, there's a new Mega Drive game dying to be tried, and I'm halfway through Richard Yates' *Revolutionary Road*. Bugger it. Let them eat dubstep.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*Ukraine's Prime-Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk 'Yats' is doing the bidding of IMF, World Bank and NATO* The situation in Ukraine worsens as the US-NATO installed regime in Kiev continues to mount massive and unrelenting attack on their citizens in the eastern part of the country. After Kiev's shelling of Slavyansk for weeks the self-defense forces escaped from that city and headed toward the larger cities of Lugansk and Donetsk. Stories are numerous that as the Kiev military took control of Slavyansk they rounded up many people and shipped them out of town - to detention camps, cert... more »

When does a limitation start to run?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
Longo v. MacLaren Art Centre, 2014 ONCA 526: [40] The relevant provisions of the *Limitations Act**, 2002* are as follows: 5. (1) A claim is discovered on the earlier of, (a) the day on which the person with the claim first knew, (i) that the injury, loss or damage had occurred, (ii) that the injury, loss or damage was caused by or contributed to by an act or omission, (iii) that the act or omission was that of the person against whom the claim is made, and (iv) that, having regard to the nature of the injury, loss or damage, a proceeding would be an appropriate means t... more »

July 8: Wow! Big story! Nothing happened....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
There's a big picture on the front page of police in bullet-proof vests, and one of the them carrying a rifle. The big story? Nothing. There had been a false alarm about a robbery in Moncton. Wow! Nothing happened. Get a reporter and a photographer on this fast. So page A 3 has a whole page of six, big colour photos and a news story about something that never happened. That's what's called sensationalism. A real newspaper would have given it one, brief paragraph with no pictures. But, to look on the good side, it's the most important story in all of Section A. NewsToday has more t... more »

Our “anthropology lessons” continue!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014* *Liberals defeating Democrats and the people they serve:* In a rational world, no one would be discussing Campaign 2016 at this point. We don’t live in a rational world. We live in a world where Hillary Clinton’s book tour—the book concerns her years at State—was turned into a referendum on the size of her speaking fees and on her deeply troubling comments about her deeply troubling homes, which are two in number. A code of silence kicked in at that point among our liberal heroes. With the exception of Gene Lyons, we’ve seen no one say a critical word about ... more »

O'odham honor Zapatistas Galeano August 2, 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
O'odham Voice Against the Wall August 2, 2014 Tucson, Arizona Zapatista Solidarity Event in honor of Companero Galeano, murdered Zapatista teacher in La Realidad 1080 Contzen Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85705

Why APPR in NYS has to go.

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 11 hours ago
Why APPR in NYS has to go..Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

I hate Prostitution

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I am not a lawyer. I am just someone who thinksaboot justice. Attacking the courts is a Tea Party Party favour. It will not work in Canada. We knew 200 years ago that electing Judges was making judgments based upon those that favored you. Its the idea of democracy being tea partied into a white orifice. It will not work in Canada. We do not want companies with religious exemptions. Does that not sound like Iran? I have to admit this prostitution bill is a tough nut. I am against prostitution and believe most people in this trade are not looking at a Pretty Women horizon. On the oth... more »

USA True Unemployment Is 23.1% - Almost Four Times the Official Rate (Includes Uncounted Unemployed Still Looking/Hoping)

What happened to the way the unemployment rate was calculated historically is a topic worth an essay to itself. I've even written a few myself previously dealing with this private tragedy, but the implications of what it did to the official unemployment number and why is what we have to deal with today in the USA as our government places all its focus on taking over the resources of foreign

About this Costco brouhaha over Dinesh D'Souza's book...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*in which the echo chamber of the right sounds just as silly as the libtards.* I worked for Costco so allow me to enlighten you. Costco carries about 3500 SKU's *total* and has limited space. Their profit margin is incredibly small. They run by the numbers. They have to or they will go broke. Costco is not a bookstore. It simply sells some books along with all it's other offerings. It has a responsibility to its shareholders and their *very* highly paid employees. If Dinesh D'Souza's book is not meeting the numbers, it has to go. They carry (IMO) a higher number of conserva...more »

Who Would You Rather Follow-- Katy Perry Or Rick Perry?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Followers of which of these two would you define as a moron? Democrats are worried that base voters aren't going to turn out in November-- and they should be worried. The collection of atrocious corporate shills and conservative shitheads Steve Israel recruited isn't going to inspire any base voters I ever heard of to go vote. Israel tells donors he plans to win the 17 seats the Democrats need to win back the House. It's more likely the net outcome will be a stinging loss. Elizabeth Warren beat a popular incumbent Republican senator in 2012, Scott Brown, the biggest recipient of Wall... more »

Saving a school: Predatory enrollment

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 12 hours ago
The Washington Post discussed recently the immense pressure administrators, and staff as well, are under to re-enroll students in their schools in order to keep and maintain resources. The move is a sign of the tremendous pressure on the District’s traditional public schools. Charter schools, which appeared less than two decades ago, now enroll nearly […]

Analyzing The Finances Of Al Qaeda In Iraq Interview With RAND’s Patrick Johnston

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
The United States has a huge amount of captured Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) documents that are archived at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center’s Harmony Program. Patrick Johnston of the RAND Corporation has been going through these records studying the group’s finances from 2005-2010. They show that while AQI might have been started by the Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi it soon became a self-sufficient organization based upon fund raising within Iraq, and that this money played a crucial role in sustaining the group through its ups and downs. *1. Since 2003 the U.S. has captured ... more »

Ron Jacobs : BOOKS | The evil that was Phoenix

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 13 hours ago
Douglas Valentine’s ‘The Phoenix Program,’ gives lie to the ongoing attempts to turn the U.S. war in Vietnam into a noble effort. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2014 “Phoenix was far worse than the things … finish reading Ron Jacobs : *BOOKS* | The evil that was Phoenix


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Ring of Fire reports: It’s called “rollin’ coal.” And for several years, rural rednecks in America have been modifying their diesel trucks to turn their semi-adequately managed emissions into churning black smoke. Why? Just to see who has the worst fuel efficiency, who can dump the most carbon emissions into the atmosphere, and be the most obnoxious jerk. But “rollin’ coal” isn’t just a thing to do, they actually consider it a lifestyle, a way to conduct themselves, and a personal identity. “Your truck is not just something to get you from point A to point B,” said Robbie, a Sout... more »

Why No One Cares What Obama Says About the Economy Any More (Obama Ignored His Own Team of Economists and Increasingly Relied on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (Who Lacks Any Expertise in Economics) for His Economic Advice) Michael Hudson on The New Cold War's Ukraine Gambit (What They Have In Mind for the Ukraine - Jump On b

Obama's not as bad as he appears (as far as understanding anything abut Economics goes). But that's far enough for US already. Bill Black explains: Obama is not open to hearing the economic views of anyone who got the crisis correct or anyone his advisors consider to the left of Paul Krugman (who is mildly left in economic terms). James Galbraith captured the first point brilliantly in

Everything must start with a vision

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 13 hours ago
*Everything must start with a vision. Kirk Sorensen began to talk about the Thorium vision in 2006, and he documented the scientific story of what ORNL had discovered between 1950 and 1975.* *I already knew something about the story, because my father had played an important role in its scientific origins.* *I was the 33rd member of the energy from Thorium discussion group, the only open discussion group devoted to nuclear power in 2007, At that time Molten salt nuclear technology was virtually unknown, even in the small nuclear community. We started out as a grass roots effort, and... more »

IN THE YEAR 2525: Anthropologists deconstruct Ball!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014* *Part 1—The role of the vassal liberal:* Exciting note: For one day only, we offer history which was channeled to us this weekend from a highly reliable source in the future. That channeled history is shown starting now: By the year 2525, anthropologists had begun to settle on an explanation of the failed American nation-state of five centuries before. At one point, they came to focus on a rune-like text from a young broadcaster named Krystal Ball. Ball was one of many “vassal liberals” in the employ of the priests as the rapid disintegration occurred. Acco... more »

Mis-Estimating the Effects of NCLB on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
I expected to have mixed feelings when reading “Estimating the Effects of No Child Left Behind on Teachers and Their Work Environments and Job Attitudes,” by Jason Grissom et. al. On one hand, their finding as summarized in the press was so surprising that I knew a careful and skeptical reading would be required. On […]

Duncan's Latest Party Balloon Just Got Popped in Tennessee

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
When NAEP reported in May that Tennessee high school seniors finish next to last in NAEP proficieny in the latest testing derby (just behind West Virginia), it took some of the glory from the earlier report on NAEP scores for grades 4 & 8 that Kevin Huffman and his band of TFA lawyers plastered on every available wall space at the TN State Department of Education--even the elevators. But Huffman had an explanation for those lower high school scores: you see, high school students came through the system before his antiquarian style of 19th Century educational leadership and manageme... more »

Neoliberal Death Match, 2016?

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
There is no blue Wall Street. There is no red Wall Street. There's only the United States of Wall Street. And needless to say, it's not purple. It's a bilious shade of green. With the media-political complex incessantly announcing that the Democratic branch of the Money Party will anoint Hillary Clinton from a large field of potential progressive candidates, the Republicans find themselves facing an inverted predicament. Out of a field of countless right wing extremists, none could possibly match Hillary in loyalty to High Finance, bloodthirsty Neocon credibility, and out-of-touch... more »

channelling Hertzan Chimera - or piercing The Electromagnetic Veil - contact with the Ancients

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
now, those who know me and/or know of the writing of this Free Planet blog KNOW with 100% accuracy that I am about the least psychic person writing on the internet right now. I don't have visions. I don't contact the dead. I have no spiritual convictions whatsoever. Okay, I've described a couple of weird dreams I've had, but who hasn't had weird dreams, right? And remembered them, right? And maybe thought they were dreaming for a Galactic Race who couldn't, right? Anyway, for the ten years of the 1990s (or maybe longer i.e. from earlier, like in the mid-80s) I'd been dreaming about ...more »

Ridley Scott's Prometheus - reboot the Giger franchise from orbit - it's the only way to be sure

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
*this bitch ain't rollin'* having forced myself to rent out the film for £1 from the local library, I think I now understand (just a little more about) Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS - as theatrically released. - The Opening Scene: that planet is not even Earth, it's just a Fecundity Rite performed by a Sacrifist on any old galactic rock within a star's Goldilocks Zone. - The LV-223 Military Base: that's the inter-galactic clean-up squad who go in before the Priests arrive to bless a cleansed world. - The Ritualistic Suicide: that's what makes a planet fertile with ... more »

Pie N Mash Films - Bill Maloney interviews Chris Fay - institutionalised 8 hour snuff paedo

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
we've been disgusted by the recent legal revelations of serial child abusers like Gary Glitter, Jonathan King, Max Clifford, Rolf Harris, Jimmy Savile and others, here Bill Maloney of Pie N Mash Films *discusses with anti child abuse campaigner Chris Fay the current circumstances surrounding former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, Labour MP for Rochdale Simon Danzcuk's question to the House of Commons, Government cover-ups and other sensitive issues that are relevan*t. Filmed *THIS TIME LAST YEAR*.

Punitive Moral Absolutism

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
distractify.com I don't agree with Jonathan Kay very often. But in yesterday's *National Post* he wrote: The most shocking thing about the government’s 2012 changes to the Interim Federal Health Program is that, despite its Scrooge-like spirit, they haven’t actually saved any money: The cost for treating people simply was downloaded to charities, pro bono doctors, community healthcare organizations and the provinces. It’s hard to escape the conclusion that this move was made mostly for other... more »

Are “Teacher Professional Partnerships” a viable career ladder option?

Angel Cintron Jr. at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
Dear Teachers, During a school day, have you ever wondered, silently or aloud, any of the following statements: 1) There’s a more effective way of doing ____________________, 2) If we could only change ____________________. 3) I wish we could start doing ____________________. If you answered ‘yes’ to these statements, then this message is for you. Perhaps, there is a more effective way. Perhaps, […]

Stories from the NB abortion clinic

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
At DAMMIT JANET! we have posted much about choice and abortion rights. FH and I started off at _Birth Pangs_ over 7 years ago, writing about the erosion of women's reproductive choices and our human right to control every aspect of our sexualities and procreation potential. Since founding DJ! we have expanded our feminist scrutiny to other current concerns, while offering our criticism, our support and our activism. But like salmon swimming against the current we are compelled to return to violence against women and reproductive choices; wife battering (as we called it then), rape... more »

The Meaningless Moratorium Has Ended Before Anyone Knew It Began

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
The union misleadership stooges of the NYSUT have signed on to a Gates-approved moratorium that just ended. Under a plan that Cuomo will sign into law, teachers, as the headline goes, get a "break" from teacher evaluations based on test scores. Or, rather, they got a break in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. The moratorium is over before anyone could celebrate the big victory that Weingarten, surely, will shout about from the rooftops, along with her dwindling list of wishful thinkers. This represents the kind of dissembling and manipulation that only the stooges of the NYSUT could call ... more »

Trending Bad

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
The other day I wrote about an edition of BBC Trending, which I heard in the middle of the night on the BBC World Service. To recap: But the item that caught my ear was the one devoted to hashtag “GazaUnderAttack” , which they tell me has been trending, on and off, since one of the IDF’s previous incursions into Gaza, probably Operation Pillar of Cloud. The thing about the latest flurry of activity over at hashtaggazaunderattack is that people (mainly from Malaysia, somewhere else I've forgotten *and the UK) *have been furiously Tweeting images of ‘dead babies’ willy nilly, no m... more »

Book Review: The Here and Now &Second Star

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
In a word full of plagues, food shortages and death, Prenna James is part of an immigration not to another place, but another time. The immigrates arrive in New York in 2010, and must do everything they can to keep themselves inconspicuous as to not change the course of the future. Prenna struggles to fit in, and when she meets Ethan, the rule of forming no close relationships outside of the community seems impossible to keep. In the beginning I really liked the premise of The Here and Now. Usually when we think of the future, we liked to think of all the crazy new technologies we w... more »

Cuomo Digs Up ConservaDem Kathy Hochul-- Promptly Hides Her From The Democratic Base

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
When Republican Congressman Chris Lee was caught, shirtless, online trolling for younger women, he resigned and nominal Democrat Kathy Hochul, the County Clerk of Erie County won the special election to replace him, primarily because a wealthy, well-known teabagger, Jack Davis, pulled votes away from her GOP opponent. She immediately joined the corrupt, Wall Street-owned New Dems and began amassing a conservative, anti-family record, working hard, for example, to reduce Medicaid spending. New York Democrats hoped they had found another Kirsten Giillibrand, a pro-NRA conservaDem w... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*British watchdog says universities should take pupils 'on potential' to help poorer students* *But how do you judge potential? Any objective test will just end up measuring IQ -- and we can't have that. Or can we? We did once* A university watchdog has told campuses to help poorer pupils win more places by looking beyond would-be students’ qualifications when recruiting. Professor Les Ebdon said they should admit undergraduates according to ‘academic potential’ rather than simply totting up their GCSEs and A-levels. The head of the Office for Fair Access (Offa) also revealed ... more »

US doing everything in its power to tick off Germany ? ( July 8 , 2014 ) Following swiftly on the heels of the latst spy caper that unraveled involving Germany's Intel service , now German Banks are being targeted ? US Set To Alienate Angry Germany Next, As Crackdown Shifts From BNP To Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank ...... In what is certainly a coincidence , Germany's Merkel visits China for the seventh time since 2005 ! Takeaway -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in China for her seventh visit since 2005, with economic ties topping the agenda and a high-powered business delegation in tow.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-08/us-set-alienate-angry-germany-next-crackdown-shifts-bnp-commerzbank-deutsche-bank US Set To Alienate Angry Germany Next, As Crackdown Shifts From BNP To Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/08/2014 08:04 -0400 - China - Deutsche Bank - France - Germany - Iran - JPMorgan Chase - New York Fed - None - Obama Administration - Reserve Currency - Reuters inShare As we reported over the weekend in "By "Punishing" France, The US Just Accelerated T... more »

Ukraine Updates ( July 8 , 2014 ) - Status of Civil War in South East Ukraine , economic situation , odd item concerning Russia ...

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweet.... *Steve Rosenberg* @BBCSteveR · 20h I sense that the journey from Sloviansk to Donetsk isn't going to be easy. Someone has blown up this railway bridge. pic.twitter.com/1ijhDIuCTi [image: Embedded image permalink] Anti War...... Bridges Destroyed as Ukraine Vows ‘Blockade’ of Rebel-Held CitiesBoth Sides Trade Blame for Bridge Blasts by Jason Ditz, July 07, 2014 Print This | Share This With the loss of Slovyansk, large numbers of east Ukrainian rebels are falling back to Donetsk, digging in at their de facto capital and preparing to barricade the streetsagainst a m... more »

Afghanistan Election Update -- While Ashraf Ghani leads in early tabulation of results from the Runoff vote , Abdullah Abdullah not inclined to go away quietly --- Abdullah calls Afghanistan run-off 'rigged' Former foreign minister says he is the winner of the poll and that nobody who "committed fraud" should take power.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Al Jazeera..... Abdullah calls Afghanistan run-off 'rigged' Former foreign minister says he is the winner of the poll and that nobody who "committed fraud" should take power. Last updated: 08 Jul 2014 09:01 [image: Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker] [image: Email Article] [image: Print Article] [image: Share article] [image: Send Feedback] Abdullah rejected the results of the election at a rally of his supporters in Kabul [AFP] Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah has rejected the results of June's presidential run-off, calling the vote that put his arch-rival Ashraf Ghani ah... more »

What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 16 hours ago
I wrote about general workplace rights teens and young adults need to know. And before that I wrote about workplace sexual harassment. But there's even more you probably didn't learn about work when you were in school. I bet your high school and college didn't tell you about what you're entitled to be paid under the law, what hours you're allowed to work, how to figure out if your internship should be paid, and allowable work breaks, did they? If you're a teen or young adult starting or looking for a summer job or internship, getting paid (or getting a meaningful learning experience)...more »

US Set To Alienate Angry Germany Next, As Crackdown Shifts From BNP To Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*US Set To Alienate Angry Germany Next, As Crackdown Shifts From BNP To Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/08/2014 08:04 -0400 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-08/us-set-alienate-angry-germany-next-crackdown-shifts-bnp-commerzbank-deutsche-bank As we reported over the weekend in "By "Punishing" France, The US Just Accelerated The Demise Of The Dollar", following the record $9 billion fine against French BNP, the outcry has been fast and furious, with virtually everyone in the local chain of command, from Total CEO to the head of the Bank of France (a... more »

End of Harpergov?

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 17 hours ago
The always good to read Kirbycairo makes the case that endless anger politics and court-corrected legislation has doomed the Harpercons in the next election. I'd say yes, likely true if all other things were equal. However, this is also why why the Fair Elections Act exists. They just need enough seats, not all of the seats to keep on keeping on and I simply don't trust the FPTP system and the

Email the Indiana State Board of Ed: Another Power Grab in the Works

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
by Doug Martin Once again, former conservative radio show host/free-market Christian/current Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his corporate theocrats on the State Board of Education (made up of Koch Brothers-connected Indiana Policy Review Foundation fake scholars, former Christel DeHaan operatives, and hedge fund Democrats, among others) are seeking to strip supt. of public schools Glenda Ritz of more power. The ISTA recently noted that the "board will propose dramatic new board procedures through approving a resolution that will form a one-time, ad hoc committee that will approve... more »

Iraq Update ( July 8 , 2014 ) Round up of news of the day on the political front , the state of play on the sectarian war , news pertaining to Kurdistan and tweets of the day !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-8th-iraq-sitrep-by-mindfriedo.html TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014 July 8th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo Iraq SITREP 8th July: Battle for Tikrit A VERY INTERESTING LINK: http://www.syrianews.cc/isis-the-bombshell-interview-to-impeach-obama/ YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEuJ5v3AbJg It shows Daash/ISIS being a proxy of US interests. It's Rolex wearing Caliph America's man. A subversion similar to the government backed Islamists during the Algerian Civil War. 7th July: Three mortar shells land near the Northern Saudi town of Arar. It is... more »

France lashes out against US dollar, calls for ‘rebalancing’ of world currencies

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
http://rt.com/business/170864-france-balance-dollar-bnp/ *France lashes out against US dollar, calls for ‘rebalancing’ of world currencies* Published time: July 07, 2014 10:24 Get short URL French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (Reuters/Denis Balibouse)French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) *The French government wants to break the monopoly the dollar has on international transactions* after the country’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, was slapped with a record $9 billion fine and a 1-year dollar trading ban. Michel Sapin, the French finance minister, called ... more »

No Shit, Sherlock - BBC News - #BBCtrending: Are #GazaUnderAttack images accurate?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
The BBC have finally worked something out, here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-28198622 'Over the past week the hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been used hundreds of thousands of times, often to distribute pictures claiming to show the effects the airstrikes. Some of the images are of the current situation in Gaza, but a #BBCtrending analysis has found that some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.' No Shit Sherlock

The Double-Edged Sword of Drone Technology

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*July 8, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LocalOrg) - When we think of drones, we think of remote controlled or semi-autonomous death machines, eyes in the sky, and a future where a despotic global regime can torment us from unreachable heights. But what if alongside their drones, flew ours? A balance of power allows the cutting edge of drone technology to slice the other way - and in our favor. *The Nightmare* As the NSA builds an omnipresent surveillance network across the planet's surface - tracking each and every one of us, ranking us autonomously into various threat categories with t... more »

Games for [Theresa] May

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*From Hansard:* Child Abuse 3.35 pm *The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mrs Theresa May):* With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the sexual abuse of children, allegations that evidence of the sexual abuse of children was suppressed by people in positions of power, and the Government’s intended response. I want to address two important public concerns: first, that in the 1980s the Home Office failed to act on allegations of child sex abuse; and, secondly, that public bodies and other important institutions have failed to take seriously their... more »

The Moss Dossier

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
Now then, now then, who have we got here? This is the background story of the guest house http://chris-ukorg.org/cover-ups/elm...-sexual-abuse/ The source is a former Young People in Care protection officer called Mary Moss. She's now frightened for her life, though releasing this has probably bought her some protection. Operation Fairbank is supposed to be dealing with this but as the lists contain names of so many police they must be covering it up. At the top we've got: **** ******* (Con), the former --------- to -------, also accused by Chris Spivey of raping a twelve yea... more »

Blacked Out by US Media NSA Whistleblowers Testify in Germany

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 18 hours ago
During the Fourth of July holiday and all of the phony patriotic excesses in *The Homeland* - I happened to catch a brief portion of Friday's nationally televised New York City fireworks display and was sickened and astonished at the overt worship of militarism - why don't they just do away with the subtlety next year and just roll the tanks and missiles across the Brooklyn Bridge like the old USSR. What passes for patriotism, loyalty and sacrifice to country here on the star-spangled lemming colony is putrid rot, distilled down into a potent brew of American exceptionalism from w... more »

"Some People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” - Charles Bukowski

Spain: First Case Filed Against HPV Vaccine Manufacturers and Health Authorities By Alicia Capilla

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
Spain: First case filed against HPV vaccine manufacturers and health authorities By Alicia Capilla President of AAVP Sane Vax, Inc. 8 July 2014 AAVP, together with law firm Almodóvar & Jara, filed the first of a long series of lawsuits for damages caused by HPV vaccines. The complaint is filed in the High Court against health authorities and vaccine manufacturers. The process of trying to find justice now begins for one of the Valencian girls who suffered an adverse reaction after the second shot of Gardasil in 2009. Spanish families whose lives have been adversely impacted... more »

Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult.

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
*Sacrilege is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object or person. It can come in the form of irreverence to sacred persons, places, and things. When the sacrilegious offence is verbal, it is called blasphemy, and when physical, it is often called desecration. In a less proper sense, any transgression against what is seen as the virtue of religion would be a sacrilege. "Sacrilege" originates from the Latin sacer, sacred, and legere, to steal, as in Roman times it referred to the plundering of temples and graves. By the time of Cicero, sacrilege had adopted a more e... more »

Are you always green?

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 20 hours ago
[image: Are you always green?] Over the holiday weekend, I heard someone say that because it was a holiday, they could relax their rules. I got to thinking about green living and wondered if there were ever a time, or situation, when you would put the environment aside? Is it always your foremost consideration or are there circumstances in which you'd bend your environmental rules? That's the focus of this month's survey: *If you are reading this post via email, please use the following link to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L9JFS9M.* Create your free online surv...more »

Gripen Closes In On Operational Meteor Capability

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Defence and security company Saab and FMV have concluded missile integration firings with Gripen and the MBDA Meteor BVRAAM (Beyond Visual-Range Air-to-Air Missile). These latest firings, conducted earlier this year, further verified missile integration with Gripen and validated seeker performance and missile range. This was the last major trials task required to clear the new missile for operational service on the Gripen C/D multi-role fighter. Read more

Denel Dynamics upgrading missile range

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: A-Darter air-to-air missile]Denel Dynamics is upgrading and improving its range of air defence, air-to-air and anti-armour missiles as it continues developing its product line and focus on future missiles. The Umkhonto naval surface-to-air missile has been sold to three users, including the South African Navy, Finland and an undisclosed customer. Denel is planning to deploy the Umkhonto in the ground based air defence system (GBADS) environment and has recently tested the weapon from a ground based launcher, destroying targets at a range of 20 km, an improvement of 5 km. R...more »

India close to finalizing Apache and Chinook chopper deals worth over $2.5 billion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AH-64D Apache Longbow]India is now close to inking major deals worth over $2.5 billion for two iconic American helicopters, the Apache attack and Chinook heavy-lift choppers, which thrashed their Russian rivals both technically and commercially earlier. Defence ministry sources on Monday said the around $1.4 billion deal for 22 AH-64D Apache Longbow gunships, armed with deadly Hellfire and Stinger missiles, and the $1.1 billion one for 15 CH-47F Chinooks, equipped with powerful contra-rotating tandem rotors, are "almost ready" now. "These two deals for IAF will be placed f... more »

Russia successfully tests long-range interceptor missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Russia has successfully carried out test launch of a long-range interceptor missile which will be part of a new fifth generation air defence system S-500, according to a news report. Russian news agency Itar-Tass quoting a source in the Defence and Industrial Complex, said the test launches were conducted in late June. "All goals and tasks set within this event were fulfilled completely," the source was quoted as saying. Read more

Navy's cruiser problem: Service struggles over modernization, replacements

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Ticonderoga class CG]The Navy and Congress are in a sort of faceoff over the fleet’s cruiser force. To extend their service lives, the Navy is asking to take half its cruisers — CGs in Navy-speak — out of service now and gradually bring them back starting in 2019. Congress, fearful that Pentagon budget-cutters will instead decide to cut costs and reduce the force, is insisting the ships be modernized now and kept running. A level of discomfort — if not outright distrust — has been created as the service changed its original 2012 request to decommission seven cruisers under...more »

India Successfully Tests BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: BrahMos]India Tuesday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. It has a range of 290 km and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg. The missile was launched from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from here. "The test was successful. It was a land version of BrahMos. It was done with a total indigenous airframe," M.V.K.V. Prasad, director of the test range, told IANS. Read more

Allies to Face Off with Stealthy Sub

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMCS Victoria]This week the Canadian long-range hunter-killer submarine HMCS Victoria will head to deep waters off Hawaii and pretend to be a foe of the United States and other nations during Rim of the Pacific war games. Surface ships, helicopters, patrol aircraft and other subs will be seeking to get their figurative sights on the 230-foot Victoria in return -- which won't be an easy task. In the cat-and-mouse game that is undersea warfare, U.S. Navy subs have nuclear power that lets them stay submerged for a long time, but diesel electrics like the Victoria have a whispe... more »

Arms Exports Thrive Amid Military Revamp

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hanoi (Kilo) class SSK]President Vladimir Putin announced Monday that Russian arms exports continue to flourish, with $5.6 billion worth of weapons and military hardware having been sold in the first half of 2014, while its portfolio of export orders have expanded by $15 billion. Moscow's plans to expand its presence on the global arms market come at a time when the modernization of Russia's military and industrial production base is high on the agenda. The need for boosting domestic arms production has been highlighted by events in Ukraine, where Russian defense contractor... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 21 hours ago
*Could Consuming MORE Energy Help Humans Save Nature?* By John Horgan Even before I arrived at the annual “Dialogue” of the Breakthrough Institute, an Oakland, California, think tank that challenges mainstream environmental positions, I was arguing about it. "Ecopragmatists" contend that higher energy consumption may help us "decouple" from, or reduce our impact on, the environment. Photo: Breakthrough Institute. When I explained some of the institute’s positions to two green friends, they were aghast that I would hobnob with a group that favors nuclear power, natural gas, geneti... more »

Leidos Building Autonomous Unmanned Vessel to Track Submarines; John Fratamico Comments

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel]Leidos is building an Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel for long-term monitoring of submarines as part of an anti-submarine warfare program by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. ACTUV will be equipped with sensors, electro-optics and radars, as well as sensor control, navigation and status reporting features to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Leidos said Monday. “It would help keep our troops out of harm’s way and provide capability in more harsh environmental conditions for a lo... more »

Submarine Maker Plans R.I. Expansion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Ohio class SSBN replacement]Submarine maker Electric Boat plans to double its workforce in Rhode Island to build a new class of submarines under a $95 billion Navy program, welcome news in the state with the nation's highest unemployment rate. The workforce at the North Kingstown manufacturing plant could double by 2028 to about 6,000 people, said Sean Davies, the site's general manager. That is roughly the same number of employees who built submarines there at the peak of the Cold War. Rhode Island's economy has struggled to rebound since the Great Recession. The state's u... more »

"Fukushima Update, July 7, 2014"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Fukushima Update, July 7, 2014"* by ENENews.com – Energy News TIME, July 7, 2014: "A “once in decades” storm is approaching Japan’s southern islands with winds up to 150 mph, the country’s weather agency said The Japan Meteorological Agency [predicted] the super typhoon will grow into an “extremely intense” storm by Tuesday. “In these regions, there is a chance of the kinds of storms, high seas, storm surges and heavy rains that you’ve never experienced before,” a JMA official said “This is an extraordinary situation, where a grave danger is approaching.” Weather Channel, July 7... more »

Boeing Commemorative Lecture 2014: Choice or accident? The outbreak of the First World War

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Margaret Olwen MacMillan, OC (born 23 December 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a historian and professor at the University of Oxford, where she is Warden of St Antony's College. She is former provost of Trinity College and professor of history at the University of Toronto and previously at Ryerson University. A leading expert on history and international relations, MacMillan is a frequent commentator in the media. Her most successful work is Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War, also published as Paris 1919: Six Months That...more »

A Chronicle of Echoes Gets Noticed in Salon

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
This summer, I am writing my second book, this time on the history, development, and promotion of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). On July 4th, I finished writing the ten-chapter body of that book, which means that even though I now turn my attention to proofing, editing, and formatting my references, I do not […]

Will Hate Talk Radio Last Out The Decade?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
WBT, Charlotte's News Talk 1110, broadcasts mostly local talk (plus Rush Limbaugh) and is the ratings leader in the market. Their signal is so big they can be picked up anywhere on the East Coast of the United States. Last week they announced they were firing popular comic hosts, Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire. At WBT, *Brad and Britt*” had aired in afternoon drive-time for the first year, then moved to early evenings. The show had good ratings, Krantz said, but station management stopped supporting them after apparently receiving a few complaint calls from legacy listeners. "W... more »

Tory, Tory Same Old Story....The Return Of Mike Allen

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
When I first caught word that beleaguered MLA Mike Allen allowed back into Tory caucus I thought someone must have surely imbibed a bit much over the weekend. But, no. There it was in black in white as I began to peruse media sources. My shock turned to disbelief and then anger, quite frankly. I'm still stunned as I try to make sense of it all and I've had to step away from my keyboard several times here in order to get something coherent down on paper, or screen as it where. When I learned prior to the last provincial election that our city would get a second MLA do to some el... more »

the hundredth monkey

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago


It is Israeli internal political bickering over how to proceed with creating a Greater Israel by overrunning the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with the eventual aim of annexing both territories to Israel that prevents them from doing it right now. One the one side there’s Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of the extreme right-wing Beiteinu party and Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett of the equally right-wing The Jewish Home party, calling for an immediate invasion of the occupied territories after the murders of the three Jewish boys, while on the other side there’s ... more »

Prof. Robert Weiner: The Nature & Impact of WWI

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Video Title: Prof. Robert Weiner: The Nature & Impact of WWI. Source: Lafayette College. Date Published: November 30, 2010. Description: Robert Weiner, Jones Professor of History at Lafayette College, discusses "The Nature & Impact of World War I" for Alumni Summer College. "It's Darwin to the reverse. It's not the survival of the fittest. The fittest go first. . . So what was decimated is the middle class. Everybody takes part, but it's a middle class war. There was no aristocrat who didn't lose a child, a cousin, a brother, a parent, a husband. No aristocrat who said I'm not go... more »

"How It Really Is"

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


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
“Congratulations are due to Tom Arup for composing this gem: ‘The Anglican Church has told the Abbott government to change its approach to climate change, urging it to respect and base its policy on scientific evidence.’ The comic power in that paragraph is equal to several kilotons of the finest plutonium. Here we have an organisation founded on belief and faith now demanding that selected scientific opinions inform government policy. These same people think they can talk to the planet’s inventor just by putting their hands together.” - Tim Blair, ‘Carbon Church’ Content... more »

Healthcare: Unequal Access Is UnCanadian

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
Sound familiar? Although abortion has been legal for 41 years in the U.S. and it is a very safe procedure, we still face many challenges. Since legalization, we have faced a relentless anti-choice movement that is well-funded and organized, and backed by Evangelical and Catholic churches. More recently, those within the movement have shifted their focus from making abortion illegal to making it inaccessible. .... These restrictions have led to a situation where even though abortion is still legal in all 50 states, a woman’s access to care in the U.S. is largely dependent on where s... more »

"Sunny John" Boehner doesn't deserve to be made fun of by Alexandra Petri

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*If Alexandra Petri and I are both having a spot of trouble with misbehaving words, it's in the great tradition of *Saturday Night Live*'s perpetually angry scourge, Emily Litella (Gilda Radner), who (for example) couldn't understand what all the fuss was about "violins in schools."* *"The American people said they wanted change, but really what they wanted was just a little bit off the top because anything else would frighten their spouses. . . ."The president thought that when we said we wanted jobs and changes, we wanted jobs and changes. He will learn. Even then, he used fewe... more »

Bulgaria Banking troubles ( July 4 , 2014 ) ......Accusations fly as to the reasons behind bank runs at both Corpbank as well as First Investment Bank - corporate clashes the cause or was perceived instability and lack of liquidity the reason ? Are there systemic problems with the banking system in Bulgaria ? The fact the Central Bank had to step in regarding CorpBank and the subsequent lifelines / bailouts that have followed , seem to reflect deeper concerns than Boardroom drama ..... As previously discussed , the fact that Bulgaria is caught in the middle of the South Stream battle between the EU / US vs Russia , makes the timing of the banking concerns " interesting " .....

Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Business Insider...... Accusations fly in Bulgaria’s murky bank run [image: Reuters] - BY MATTHIAS WILLIAMS AND TSVETELIA TSOLOVA, REUTERS - JUL. 4, 2014, 5:50 AM - 1 - FACEBOOK - LINKEDIN - TWITTER - GOOGLE+ - PRINT - EMAIL [image: A general view shows the main office of Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank in Sofia in this picture taken July 1, 2014. Picture taken July 1, 2014. To match Insight BULGARIA-BANKING/ REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)] Thomson Reuters General view shows the main office of Bulgaria's Corporate Commerc... more »

The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Related: *The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual*. Video Title: The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe. Source: Cornell University. Date Published: December 11, 2012.

Mythopoeia- Abu Bakr al Baghdadi

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Before we get to the mythical Abu Bakr al Baghdadi lets talk Mythopoeia.* *Mythopoeia* (also *mythopoesis*, after Hellenistic Greek μυθοποιία, μυθοποίησις "myth-making") is a narrative genre in modern literature and film where a fictional mythology is created by the writer of prose or other fiction. The authors in this genre integrate traditional mythological themes and archetypes into fiction. I happened across a myth just today. A story filled with very common archetypes,(PDF) employing evocative language The myth concerned none other then Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. The myth appear... more »

"Washington can’t stop lying. Don’t be convinced by last Thursday’s job report that it is your fault if you don’t have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more fiction than reality." "Since 1994 there has been no official measure that includes discouraged people who have not looked for a job for more than a year. Including all discouraged workers produces an unemployment rate that currently stands at 23.1%, almost four times the rate that the financial press reports." -- Paul Craig Roberts

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *Virtual Economy’s Phantom Job Gains Are Based on Statistical Fraud — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ July 7, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *Virtual Economy’s Phantom Job Gains Are Based on Statistical Fraud* *And More Fraud Is in the Works* Paul Craig Roberts Washington can’t stop lying. Don’t be convinced by last Thursday’s job report that it is your fault if you don’t have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more... more »

“Do I Have the Right to Be?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Do I Have the Right to Be?”* by Peter Atterton “It’s a disturbing thought: All of us are alive today thanks at least partly to some mass atrocity that was committed in the past. This is because war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ethnic cleansing invariably affect who is born after them. Who knows how many of us can claim, “Even if the Holocaust had not occurred, I would still have been born”? And if you can, perhaps because you were conceived before 1933 or shortly afterward without having been influenced in some way by the effects of Hitlerism, what about the Crus... more »

Fear Rules as TSA Goons Now Empowered to Steal Your Cellphone

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
With the latest wave of ginned-up terrorism alerts, this one being due to the ominous and mysterious Muslim menace of ISIS which could be straight out of Hollywood, the TSA goons at airports will be unleashed anew. The Department of Homeland Security's airport Gestapo has kept a rather low profile lately since the heady days of humiliating old women in medical diapers, herding attractive women into a side room for "extra" screening and feeling up children as well as stealing the possessions of passengers but the renewed climate of fear-mongering is about to unleash the goons with ... more »

UPDATED: Benjamin Fulford: Some kind of major show-down is looming this month as new BRICS bank set to launch

*Updated 7/8/2014 added link to Karen Hudes messages mentioned below.... -AK* *Views below are Benjamin Fulford's... had to laugh though at the Karen Hudes remark... -AK* *Some kind of major show-down is looming this month as new BRICS bank set to launch* Posted by Benjamin Fulford July 8, 2014 There are many signs the ongoing financial war for the future of the planet is heading for a major inflection point as the BRICS heads of state meet July 14-16 to formally set up their alternative to the cabal controlled IMF and World Bank. The cabal has already signaled its displeasure...more »

Criminal American Officials Lose Their Minds Over Their Defeat In Syria, Compare Assad To Hitler

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Stephen Rapp: Go fuck yourself, you stinking pile of dog shit. Nobody believes your lies about Syria.* An excerpt from, *"U.S.: Assad’s ‘Machinery of Death’ Worst Since the Nazis"* by Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast, July 7, 2014: Tens of thousands of photographs showing the Syrian government’s torture, murder, and mass starvation of civilians in custody are evidence of the kind of systematic atrocities not seen since Hitler’s Nazi regime exterminated millions during World War II, according to the State Department’s top war crimes official. Stephen Rapp, the State Department’s ambass...more »

Strategies of accords are but embellishments to the original

*Strategies of accords are but embellishments to the original* by ÉirePort Strategies of accords are but embellishments to the original. Harmonic oscillations of Higher Order now shape Gaia movements. Stipulations of ascension have now been fulfilled, and mirings released. Resumption of Gaia mandates occurs. Action is called for from all Hue-Beings.. ÉirePort | July 7, 2014 at 09:48 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-s1 *mire (mr)* n. 1. An area of wet, soggy, muddy ground; a bog. 2. Deep slimy soil or mud. 3. A disadvantageous or difficult condition or si... more »

The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"The Viking Way: Religion and War in the Later Iron Age of Scandinavia"* by Neil Price. *Wikipedia:* Neil Price is an English archaeologist specialising in the study of Viking Age Scandinavia and the archaeology of shamanism. He is currently a professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Born in south-west London, Price went on to gain a BA in Archaeology at the University of London, before writing his first book, The Vikings in Brittany, which was published in 1989. He undertook his doctoral research from 1988 through to 1992 at the Unive...more »

Investigating Paedophile Politicians

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
As Parliament prepares to disband for the summer, a vast supercell hangs poised to send tornado after tornado ripping through the political establishment. Rumours have long-circulated about paedophile MPs, and the absence of several dossiers submitted to the Home Office by the late Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens have forced Theresa May to establish a wide-ranging enquiry. Good. Let there be no doubt. If the olds boys' networks have child abusers in their midst, and have conspired to protect them from the consequences of their crimes I hope these vile creatures are dragged from the shadow... more »

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: The clash that defined modern economics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: The clash that defined modern economics] *Students have now finished exams, and our friends at the Auckland University Economics Group have seized the opportunity of a visit from two stellar international speakers to offer a very special public event this Thursday, an evening with two world authorities on Say’s Law and Hayek:* On Thursday at the University of Auckland Business School, two world authorities are talking on the most important economic debate of the last century, and asking this question: *How do you restore health to an economy in difficulty? * It is a ... more »

The collective illiteracy of education reform

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
I have no idea how any reform conversant can say what follows with a straight face: When people say the education system is too focused on the adults at the expense of the kids, it can be dismissed as a throwaway line. In fact, as our ongoing conversation about stakes and consequences shows, it’s so much […]

How Much Of A Role Will Climate Change Play In The Congressional Elections This Year?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday, Yale's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies released a report and survey, The Politics of Global Warming, that should send shivers down the spines of Climate Change deniers in Congress. "We find," they reported, "that registered voters are 2.5 times more likely to vote for a congressional or presidential candidate who supports action to reduce global warming. Further, registered voters are 3 times more likely to vote *against* a candidate who opposes action to reduce global warming." The study also finds that while Democrats are more convinced that human-caused g... more »

Palestinian Parody about ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Title: Palestinian Parody about ISIS. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: July 7, 2014.

Devolution. Evolution. Revolution. The Future Is Now.

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
Devolution. Evolution. Revolution. The Future Is Now. *written by **Robin Mathews* July 2014 This week, this month, maybe this year, the economist of choice is Thomas Piketty, professor at the Paris School of Economics. Very briefly, Piketty points to present developments in capitalism. Unchecked capitalism (as it exists increasingly in the present devastation of democracies and the empowerment of private corporations) leads by its very nature to unequal concentrations of wealth. No surprise. Put another way, when the rate of return on investment exceeds th... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Bricks, rebar, huge rocks inside the 17th Street canal levees (which is no surprise) ~Fix The Pumps* *Levee officials to question corps about debris, lack of rip-rap stone in parts of 17th St. Canal levees ~Mark Schleifstein*

As If There's Not Enough Radiation Floating Over Already, It's Not Corrupt (As Long As They Get To Define Their Own Corrupt Behavior), and Facebook Manipulation Applauded By Dummies?

Is it hot enough for you? And the hits just keep on coming! (h/t Casey Kasem - R.I.P.) (Thermite genesis at WTC?) Gordon Duff is known to make some people hot. He and July are running neck. (Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.) Monday, July 7th, 2014 Posted by Gordon Duff Officials Site “Thermo-Nuke” in 9/11 DemoUS ‘Superbomb’ too classified for Obama to know ‘US

The Decoupling of Food and Land

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 1 day ago
The graphs above come from this post at The Breakthrough Institute by Jon Fisher of The Nature Conservancy. The graphs show something profound in global agriculture: the world is producing more food per person on less land. While there are caveats and details that are important, overall these twin trends are good news. Do head over to @TheBTI and read Fisher's excellent discussion.

The Economy: “How to Die Poor”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How to Die Poor”* by Bill Bonner “The game of speculation is the most uniformly fascinating game in the world. But it is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the person of inferior emotional balance or the get-rich-quick adventurer. They will die poor.” – Jesse Livermore, “How to Trade in Stocks” “The trouble with capitalism's guardians is that they have no respect for it. Markets have been around for at least 2,000 years. Since then they have evolved in many directions, with fancy and sophisticated techniques... and elaborate systems and complicated instruments that tak... more »

The unbearable pointlessness of Newswatch

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Newswatch is completely pointless. It showcases viewers’ complaints about BBC programmes, and then someone from the BBC replies: “No. We got it right”. Since it’s compiled by the BBC, produced by the BBC, conceived by the BBC, put together by the BBC, I can’t see why it’s there. It’s like taking an exam with the answers already supplied. Never mind, I like Samira Ahmed, so I watched an episode on iPlayer because it addressed the BBC’s reporting of the current I/P conflict. What a pointless programme it is though. A viewer’s comment was featured: *“ I wanted to congratulate the BBC... more »

Tips Diet Dan Turunkan Berat Badan Secara Alami Terbaru

irfan ganteng at Yaya Blog's - 1 day ago
Tips Diet Dan Turunkan Berat Badan Secara Alami Terbaru - Bagi anda yang memiliki tubuh kurang ideal dan merasa kurang percaya diri saat berjalan dengan teman lu karena berat badan anda yang berlebihan. simaklah satu Tips Baru yang kami ajukan di sini untuk anda semua. sesungguhnya amat banyak daya yang bisa kita lakukan untuk menurunkan berat badan kita dan dapatkan tubuh yang ideal sesuai

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