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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Diagram of Freud's psyche theory
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Musical Interlude: Isaac Shepard, “Letting Go”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 44 minutes ago
Isaac Shepard, “Letting Go” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcc0BWe5SDA&feature=related

Black Elk's Vision

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all children of one mother and one father. And I saw that i... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“The famous Horsehead Nebula in Orion is not alone. A deep exposure shows that the dark familiar shaped indentation, visible just below center, is part of a vast complex of absorbing dust and glowing gas. To bring out details of the Horsehead's pasture, amateur astronomers at the Star Shadow Remote Observatory in New Mexico, USA fixed a small telescope on the region for over seven hours filtering out all but a very specific color of red light emitted by hydrogen. They then added the image to a full color frame taken over three hours. *Click image for larger size.* The resulting spe... more »

"Your True Family..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach, “Illusions”

Chet Raymo, “The Ring of Truth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Ring of Truth”* by Chet Raymo "In Salley Vickers' novel, "Where Three Roads Meet", the shade of Tiresias, the blind seer of the Oedipus myth, visits Sigmund Freud in London during the psychoanalyst's final terrible illness. In a series of conversations, Tiresias retells the story of Oedipus- he who was fated to kill his father and sleep with his mother- a story at the heart of Freud's own theory of the human psyche. At one point in the conversations, as Tiresias and Freud discuss the extent to which our lives are fated, the question of immortality arises. Freud says of Oedipu... more »

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

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

life is short

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Eat dessert first... life is short and full of peril.

The Poet: Stephen Levine, “Half Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Half Life”* "We walk through half our life as if it were a fever dream, barely touching the ground, our eyes half open, our heart half closed. Not half knowing who we are, we watch the ghost of us drift from room to room, through friends and lovers never quite as real as advertised. Not saying half we mean or meaning half we say, we dream ourselves from birth to birth seeking some true self. Until the fever breaks and the heart can not abide a moment longer as the rest of us awakens, summoned from the dream, not half caring for anything but love." ~ Stephen Levine

"The Secret to Courage"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Secret to Courage"* by George Washington "There is a real misunderstanding of what it means to be courageous. In America, courage is often thought of as a testosterone-driven toughness. There’s nothing the matter with testosterone. Masculinity is a great thing. But many American men secretly fear that they don’t have sufficient testosterone to really be brave when the chips are down. Even those of us who think of ourselves as brave men usually only act like that when we know it is within the bounds of safety, within the limits of what we can handle. We might jump into a bar r... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

First female Fields medalist

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
Using the normal distribution, La Griffe du Lion has predicted a female winner of the Fields medal, the most well-known prize in mathematics, to surface once in 103 years. If you have won a Fields medal yourself, you may calculate that four winners are announced every 4 years which means that it's \(4/4=\) one winner per year in average. After 70 years of the award, we have the first female Fields medalist. Maryam Mirzakhani is Persian, was born in Tehran in 1977, was trained at Harvard and received her PhD in 2004, and is currently a Stanford professor. Looking at the list of ... more »

Israel, Who's Yer Daddy?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Once America's crackpot far right switched from its traditional anti-Semitism to a bizarre and convoluted pretext to supporting the End Times by supporting aggressive Zionism, there ceased to be any viable critique of any kind in America of whatever the Israeli agenda might be. The few times Democrats questioned Israel in any kind of serious way-- take African-American congressmembers Earl Hilliard (D-AL) and Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)-- AIPAC wasted no time or effort in ending their careers. Message received. Plenty of American Jews, however, have a more nuanced-- even ambivalent--... more »

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Robin Williams starred in the 2010 film World's Greatest Dad, written and directed by his longtime colleague and friend Bobcat Goldthwait, about a schoolteacher of advancing age whom life has pretty securely passed by, who somehow hasn't abandoned his hopes but whose one inescapable focus is a much-loved son who is his bleakest nightmare, beyond his reach or help.* *by Ken* What to say about Robin Williams? The obvious thing, I suppose, is the common wisdom that comedy all too often comes out of hurt and pain, and what we know of the circumstances of his death yesterday at 63 sugg... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - August is Tree Check Month

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 2 hours ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

A Robin Williams Tribute Video

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago

China Wants To Build 10 Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
China tests its first carrier battle group in the South China Sea in January 2014. (Photo/CNS) *PLA Navy Set To Build 10 Aircraft Carriers -- Want China Times* To create its first blue-water navy, China plans to construct a total of 10 domestic aircraft carriers according to the Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine operated by Andrei Chang also known as Pinkov, a military analyst from Canada. After Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the US chief of naval operations, visited China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, a refitted Soviet-era carrier purchased from Ukr... more »

Three Chinese War-Ships Drop Anchor In San Diego

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Chinese Ships Drop Anchor in San Diego -- NBC Channel 7* For the first time in nearly a decade, Chinese ships docked at Naval Base San Diego on Sunday. The three warships –- destroyer Haikou, frigate Yueyang and supply ship Qiandaohu –- recently participated in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise. Twenty-two countries took part in training off the coasts of Hawaii and San Diego. Colorful Chinese lion dancers and drummers performed on the pier during Sunday’s celebration. Visitors were invited to tour the destroyer Haikou. Officials from the U.S. Navy and the People's Libe... more »

Ukraine Does Not Need A Civil War To Destroy It's Economy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
An aerial view shows the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) crowded by supporters of EU integration during a rally in Kiev, Dec. 1, 2013. Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko addressed hundreds of thousands of protesters in central Kiev. Reuters *Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax -- Paul Ausick, 24/7 Wall Street* Ukraine doesn’t need Russia to take it down — Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes for private gas producers and promises to irreparably cripple new investment in the energ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 2 hours ago
*Climate Change has a new logo* After 4.5 billion years, finally climate change has a new logo. But even some fans of the the Big Scare Campaign don’t like it. I can’t think why… (It is dying – the fear of a carbon crisis.) It looks to me like an inverse-SEO campaign designed by someone deeply afflicted with ASE (Artistic Status Envy — see also its Literary equivalent). Is the aim here just the banal trickery of ambushing the new skeptics who type “It’s not warming” into their search engines? Will gullible teens type in the phrase and find nothing but links to soft-green propagan... more »

Michelle Rhee-branded, But Still Promoting Crap

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 2 hours ago
If I had to choose one individual for the title of Most Polarizing Educationist, that person would certainly be Michelle Rhee. (You know– educationist– the genuine article, like the Rolexx watch or Louis Wuitton handbag.) Though Rhee has received much press in venues including Time, the Harvard Political Review, the Washington Post, and the New York Times for being “polarizing,” […]

Europe quiet desperation Update ( August 12 , 2014 ) Can Europe and more critically the Eurozone survive through the Winter of 2014 in one cohesive Union - without huge repercussions in the PIIGS and weak East European States ? The arrogance of Brussels and blindly following the US like lemmings will drive weak nations off the proverbial cliff !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
Rather than look at how Sanctions impact Russia , let's consider if Europe makes it through a cold winter ? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-12/can-europe-survive-without-russian-gas Can Europe Survive Without Russian Gas? [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/12/2014 21:20 -0400 - Eastern Europe - European Union - Iran - Natural Gas - President Obama - Saxo Bank inShare1 The western world has placed many sanctions on Russia and its economy. However, *Russia holds major leverage over Europe; it has oil and Europe needs ... more »

Hillary Clinton Called And Apologized To President Obama Over Her Comments On His Foreign Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Clinton Apologizes To Obama For Foreign Policy Firestorm -- NBC* Hillary Clinton called and apologized to President Obama on Tuesday, after a firestorm over comments she made in an interview in which she criticized some of his foreign policy statements: * “Earlier today, the Secretary called President Obama to make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him, his policies, or his leadership. Secretary Clinton has at every step of the way touted the significant achievements of his Presidency, which she is honored to have been part of as his Secretary of State.... more »

Another U.S. War In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The U.S.’s Timid Third Iraq War -- Mark Thompson * Air strikes may help, but on their own they won’t turn the tide against ISIS The contrasting views of two senior U.S. military leaders on the effectiveness of American air strikes against jihadist targets in northern Iraq could hardly have been more stark. More “Very effective,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters Monday in Sydney, Australia. “Very temporary,” Army Lieut. General William Mayville, the director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said later in the day at the Pentagon. The conflicting signals we... more »

Christian Refugee from Mosul: Our Neighbors Drove Us Out

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
In the video below an Iraqi Christian explains that, in addition to the mostly foreign members of the Islamic State, his own Sunni neighbours told him to leave his hometown of Mosul. Ivan Watson of CNN shared similar stories told to him by Yezidi refugees. They also said they were threatened and driven from their homes by their previous neighbours who put their lot in with the Islamic State's terrorists when they conquered the area. Christian Refugee from Mosul: Our Neighbors Drove Us Out. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: August 11, 2014.

Is President Obama Detached As The World Burns?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Obama Vacations As The World Burns -- Dana Milbank, Washington Post* President Obama must really be teed off. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid. Obama responded with not one but two rounds of golf. Clinton, in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg published by the Atlantic over the weekend, offered a withering comment on the Obama doctrine, described in shorthand by White House officials as “don’t do stupid s---.” Said Clinton: “Great nations need organizing principles, a... more »

The continuing blindness of economic forecasters

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
I always enjoy reading Rodney Dickens eviscerating the foolishness of economic forecasters,1 and by extension of the fools who buy them and lap them up – both in business and in the media. His latest report on the forecasters is as entertaining as always. He calls it an Economic Literacy Report. My favourite two sections are the first two, which: - Expose the consistent failure of the economic forecasters to provide reliable advance warnings of upturns and downturns in economic growth, residential building, interest rates and the NZD. - Review the track record of ... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Here, people from the Yazidi sect, flee forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar. They can be seen here walking towards the Syrian border. On Sunday, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters that IS militants have killed at least 500 members of the ethnic minority during their offensive in the north. Reuters *'They're Killing Us': The Disturbing Rise of the Islamic State -- Katrin Kuntz and Christoph Reuter, Spiegel Online* The Islamic State is conquering cities in Syria and Iraq with disturbing frequency and tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis are fleeing. The US has ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 12, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Hamas 'Optimistic' Of Deal With Israel -- The Guardian* Smaller Palestinian groups also confident peace agreement can be reached in Cairo talks before ceasefire ends on Wednesday Hopes rose on Tuesday night of an end to the month-long war in Gaza, with officials from Hamas and other groups expressing cautious optimism that a deal would be made with Israel before the current 72-hour ceasefire ends on Wednesday evening. After a day of conflicting reports about Egyptian mediators' efforts to narrow the gap between the two sides, Ihab al-Ghossein, a senior Hamas official and spokesm... more »

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DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago

Buying Friends, Corporate Canada Style

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 5 hours ago
Enbridge is quite the good corporate citizen, isn't it? Donating giant cheques to smallish towns and townships in its "Community Safety Program." Well, to be specific to police, fire, and EMS departments. And even more specifically, to OPP divisions that are or will be tasked with keeping pipeline protesters in line. Look. Image sources: Jan. 23/12 Jan. 31/13 Aug. 23/12 Feb. 24/12 Dec. 21/12

Ebola Updates ( August 12 , 2014 ) Examining where things stand today , a look at the curious case of Patrick Sawyer - and the strange manner in which he carried Ebola to Nigeria , what could happen if Ebola arrives in the US

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-12/priest-ebola-dies-spanish-hospital-eight-chinese-workers-quarantined http://rt.com/news/179892-ebola-canada-vaccine-who/ Canada will donate up to 1,000 experimental Ebola vaccine doses to WHO Published time: August 12, 2014 23:31 Get short URL [image: A file photo taken on June 28, 2014 shows a member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. (AFP Photo / Cellou Binani)] A file photo taken on June 28, 2014 sho... more »

I'm just going to keep saying this: Stop Bill C-36

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 5 hours ago
I wrote this response to a couple of my Facebook friends just now on a great comment thread that has developed on my Facebook site. The comments came after I posted a rather pleading message to people to get past the knee-jerk stuff around the Canadian sex industry and get informed before Bill C-36 becomes law. Figured I'd put it out to my blogger audience, too, because damn it, all of us who feel this way need to be shouting from the rooftops right now before this country goes and does something that is shameful, regressive, poorly considered, potentially harmful, discriminat... more »

“Trying to Please Others: Living for Ourselves”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Trying to Please Others: Living for Ourselves”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “We may not realize until we are adults that we are living our life to make our parents happy. Most of us come to a point in our lives when we question why we are doing what we are doing, and many of us come to realize that we may be living our lives in an effort to make our parents happy. This realization can dawn when we are in our 20s, our 40s, or even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. We may feel shocked or depressed by this information, but we can trust ... more »

Ebola news Updates ( August 12 , 2014 ) -- Lead article --- FORMER FDA OFFICIAL WARNS OF “SPOOKY SCENARIOS” IF EBOLA HITS U.S. CDC could implement indefinite quarantine, says doctor ......... Priest With Ebola Dies In Spanish Hospital As Eight Chinese Workers Quarantined ....... More back story on Patrick Sawyer and how he was able to travel to Nigeria from Liberia despite under suspicion of being ill with Ebola and allegedly under surveillance !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
http://www.infowars.com/former-fda-official-warns-of-spooky-scenarios-if-ebola-hits-u-s/ FORMER FDA OFFICIAL WARNS OF “SPOOKY SCENARIOS” IF EBOLA HITS U.S.CDC could implement indefinite quarantine, says doctor [image: Former FDA Official Warns of "Spooky Scenarios" if Ebola Hits U.S.] Image Credits: ganatlguard, Flickr *by* PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | AUGUST 12, 2014 [image: Share on Facebook]167[image: Tweet about this on Twitter]142[image: Share on Google+]5[image: Email this to someone][image: Print this page] ------------------------------ Former FDA official Scott Gottlieb, M.D. warns... more »

Woman Sues Florida Cops Over Prescription Drug Arrest

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit over her 2010 arrest and jailing over the purchase of over the counter allergy medication. Mickey Lynn Goodson bought two boxes of Sudafed at a local Winn Dixie in 2010 and was subsequently harassed, humiliated and thrown into the pokey by Gadsden County Sheriff's Department goons. This is thanks to the arbitrary and out of control laws of the failed *war on drugs*. The most disturbing aspect of this story is that the on duty pharmacist actually recommended that Goodson buy the extra box which put her over the limit and triggered an immediate re... more »

Robin Williams: The Genie is Free?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*no he's not.* He's dead. And in a very gruesome manner. He died with a belt around his neck suspended from a short drop. It probably took 10 to 20 minutes for him to strangle to death. It's not pretty. It's not "setting anyone free." So what do I see all over Facebook? This tweet by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: The Academy *✔* @*TheAcademy* Follow *Genie, you're free.* 5:56 PM - 11 Aug 2014 *303,852* Retweets *207,295* favorites I saw this posted by young people who I know to be very unstable. Suicide should never be romanticized. It's not... more »

Lie Big or Go Home

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 6 hours ago
*Written By Mark Taliano * People are disinclined to believe monstrous crimes, especially since monstrous crimes are usually camouflaged by Big Lies. Hitler knew about the value of the Big Lie, and he wrote about it in *Mein HYPERLINK "http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/kampf.html"Kampf**.* Stalin too was aware of the power of monstrous crimes. He is said to have observed that *"when one man dies it is tragedy, when thousands die HYPERLINK "http://books.google.de/books?id=8fp1A2s6aQwC&pg=PA510&dq"it'sHYPERLINK "http://books.google.de/books?id=8fp1A2s6aQ... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Destiny"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Destiny"* by Paulo Coelho “The boy didn’t know what a person’s ‘destiny’ was. ‘It’s what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny… It’s a force that appears to be negative, but actually shows you how to realize yo... more »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On Poverty

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“Rather than alleviate poverty… the War on Poverty helped increase it in the long run. How so? It broke the back of the urban family. They chased dad out of the house. They subsidized illegitimacy and got more of it as a result. … Poverty, as measured by dependency, stopped shrinking and then actually began to grow worse. I guess you could say, poverty won the war. Poverty won in part because, instead of helping the poor, government programmes ruptured the bonds holding poor families together.” - from various sources, quoted by Lindsay Mitchell in her post ‘New Zealand's war on po... more »

Government Goons Steal Money From Elderly Woman at Airport

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 7 hours ago
When you are living in a police state run by a corrupt and out of control government, even simple travel becomes an ordeal. One is constantly subjected to humiliation, harassment and even theft at the hands of government goons. The nation's airports have been transformed into something out of the Soviet bloc in the aftermath of 9/11 with travelers being forced to take their shoes off, surrender personal items and bow to the power of the men and women in uniform. This is not a practice that belongs in America but rather in a banana republic dictatorship which is exactly what we al... more »

Rest In Peace Robin Williams

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor, stand-up comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career included such acclaimed films as The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980)... more »

Civil Forfeiture Turns Cops into Robbers

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
*IJ* Civil forfeiture is a little-known legal device that allows law enforcement officials to take your property, sell it and pocket the proceeds—even if you have done nothing wrong. Visit http://www.endforfeiture.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

The Ebola Effect: Hyping the Next Bioweapon For Fear and Profit

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
*James Corbett* Are you worried about the ebola pandemic? Should you be? Is it hype? Real? A false flag? Bioterrorism? A Big Pharma scam? Join James today on The Corbett Report podcast as he peels back the layers of the ebola onion and exposes the pandemic endgame. Visit CorbettReport.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Could This be the First News Channel Run by Teens?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
*Politics affects everyone, so everyone deserves a voice; especially the youth...* Heather Callaghan It seems like everywhere I go online, I am met with the diligence of Andrew Demeter. I wrote about his award-winning mini-documentary "We The People, Genetically Modified." Expertly produced, it encompassed a lot of information for a short video and was the perfect crash course to share the issue with friends. And yes, Andrew Demeter is the one who confronted Nancy Pelosi on the NSA. He talks about it afterward, here. When he is not busy developing independent journalism out of Cl... more »

the nastiest of men

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Police Brutality Continues Unchecked Across The Nation: Report

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Joe Wright The escalation of police brutality continues unchecked across the United States. Literally unchecked, according to the video report and sources posted below. Citing the Bureau of Justice Statistics data collection of "Arrest-Related Deaths", it is clear that reports involving potential police misconduct - even including deaths - are submitted on a completely voluntary basis, which has resulted in glaring holes and a long delay in those submissions that are offered. The exclusions and submission process are telling: *Program Exclusions* The deaths ... more »

Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Everyone is commenting on Robin Williams. Perhaps because some part of his work touched everyone. His range was enormous. Didn’t like his whacky slapstick? Then he had other roles with greater depth. The exuberant sense of life –and convincing tragedy -- of his radio DJ in *Good Morning America.* From his doctor in *Awakenings, *a call to life, however fleeting, From his psychiatrist in *Good Will Hunting,* the call to rise. And in *Dead Poets Society*, his character’s call to seize the day -- to make your life extraordinary. This was a man with depths not so hidden. Depths he ... more »

August 14: Sorry to be late with this one....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
real life keeps getting in the way. Monday's paper, section A, p. 1. Big story of the day, "Metro cyclists, drivers have room to grow..." I have no idea what the point of this story is, why it is the lead headline, or why it should be in a newspaper at all. At the bottom of p. 1 is an even bigger story. A new barber shop has opened in Moncton. Moving right along to p. A3, there's a real story. A company in New Brunswick has asked for permission to dump fracking waste water to holding tanks in Dieppe, from there to be dumped in Dieppe's sewage system, then Moncton's, then Riverview'... more »

More U.S. Military Advisers to Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A flight deck shooter stands clear as a F/A-18C Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-87) takes off the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), in the Gulf August 12, 2014. Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters *Obama Administration Considers Sending More Advisers To Iraq -- CBS* The Obama administration is considering sending more advisers to the city of Erbil in the Kurdish region of Iraq to help manage the ongoing crisis, CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports. President Obama ordered up to 300 military advisers to Iraq in mid-June to assist Iraqi security for... more »

HOW'S THEM APPLES?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
The Polish, who have sent soldiers and military equipment into Ukraine to attack self-defense forces in the eastern region of the country, have joined the US-EU in their sanctions against Russia. But Russia has responded by deciding to end trade with US-EU and is moving on to greener pastures in South America and Asia. Already Polish officials are feeling the loss of the Russian market for their apples. They want into the US market. But US apple growers are not likely to want to buy that deal...

COURAGEOUS RESISTANCE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Post by Siakap Keli. Amazing courage of this man non-violently resisting the Israeli army .....people complain about Hamas being violent but how about giving this man (and thousands like him) the respect and support they deserve!

Florida Will Be A Teensy Weensy Less Gerrymandered

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
The map above shows the 6 most gerrymandered districts in America. Starting at top left they are NC-12 (Mel Watt), FL-05 (Corrine Brown), PA-07 (Pat Meehan), MD-03 (John Sarbanes), NC-01 (G.K. Butterfield), and TX-33 (Marc Veesey). All these districts, except Maryland's, were drawn by Republican legislatures with the goal of limiting the impact of minority voters. Yesterday, just when *Vox* was publishing Andrew Prokop's post on what America would look like without gerrymandering-- hint: "House Republicans won only 49% of Pennsylvania's popular vote, they won 72% of its House seats... more »

Russia Begins Military Exercises On The Disputed Kuril Islands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Russia Announces Military Exercises In Kuril Islands Claimed By Japan -- Moscow Times/Reuters* Russia began military exercises in the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a move likely to anger Japan, which also lays claim to them. "Exercises began involving military units in the region, which have been deployed to the Kuril Islands," Colonel Alexander Gordeyev, a spokesman for Russia's Eastern Military District, told news agency Interfax. He said more than 1,000 troops, five Mi-8AMTSh attack helicopters and... more »

Ukraine Has Abandoned Defending A Good Part Of It's Border With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Euromaidan Press *Ukrainian Troops Retreat From Russian Border, Leaving 100 Kilometers Open to Invasion -- Pierre Vaux, Daily Beast* Thousands of troops were surrounded by pro-Russian rebels and saved from death by Kiev, but now several border crossings are completely open to the Russian military. For the last few days all media attention on the Ukrainian crisis has been focused on two topics: the advances made by Ukrainian forces around the city of Donetsk and, more worryingly, the threat of Russian invasion under the guise of “humanitarian intervention.” What has not been discus... more »

Is Ukraine Winning The War Against Pro-Russian Separatists?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Ukraine Is Winning the War -- Chrystia Freeland, Politico* But will Putin invade? The fog of war, the ADHD of cable news and the smears of Russian propaganda have combined to obscure some important good news in this dismal summer. In the historic fight over the future of democracy in Ukraine, Kyiv is winning and the Kremlin is losing. That is good news for Ukrainians, but also for Europeans, for the rest of the world—and ultimately for Russians, too. Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and Syria have taught us that even in conflicts where it is easy to spot the villain, virtuous actors can ... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during an interview with Reuters in Brussels on August 11, 2014 Yves Herman—Reuters *NATO Chief: ‘High Probability’ of Russian Military Intervention in Ukraine -- Time* A humanitarian-aid convoy from Moscow could be a cover for military support to besieged rebels, NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen says NATO is warning that a Russian intervention in Ukraine is likely, fearing that a convoy of humanitarian aid dispatched by the Kremlin to the separatist-held city of Luhansk, in eastern Ukraine, is being used as cover for a military bui... more »

"Hello, would you be happy to speak to BBC News about Jumanji?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
This is bizarre. A British Muslim, now fighting with the barbaric Islamic State, has taken a break from tweeting barbaric propaganda about crushing kuffars (as he calls us) and come out as a fan of Robin Williams' 'Jumanji'. Curiously, he then got a tweet from someone on behalf of the BBC: @mujahid4life Hello, would you be happy to speak to BBC News about Jumanji? Please DM me a number if so. — Sam Judah (@samjudah) August 12, 2014 It doesn't appear is if this kind offer was taken up by 'Abdullah' (mujahid4life), but it shows that some people at the BBC clearly had every intentio... more »

The Continuing Israeli Genocide Of Gaza: The Insanity Of The Israeli Leadership - Claiming Assault On Gaza Was Not War!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I, like others, have been watching the Israeli massacre of the innocent people of Gaza over the last month and I continue to search for answers as to the mentality of these monsters in seeking the wholesale slaughter of the people of the Gaza Strip.... It again points to the lunacy of the Israelis and their selfish lust for having all of Palestine for themselves and making it now impossible for the Palestinians to ever have a state for themselves, or to even exist in the sick Jewish goal of a "Greater Israel"..... After a month of "fighting" (mostly Israeli stormtroopers slaughterin... more »

Supplemental: Charles Blow’s complaint about us, the people!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014* *Who lacks discernment now:* How well do progressive intellectual leaders understand the political lay of the land? We asked ourselves that question as we read Charles Blow’s column in yesterday’s New York Times. Blow advanced a hugely conventional, almost hackneyed idea—we the people should keep ourselves well informed about foreign affairs. As Blow advanced that familiar old notion, we wondered how well *he* understands our nation’s political challenge. After clearing his throat a bit, Blow cut to the chase. He cited a recent survey of the public’s vie... more »

Iranian priorities

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
In Tehran last Friday the regime's appointed weekly prayer leader offered this gem of enlightenment: Keeping the city's men and women apart is "more important than building tunnels or parks..." More here https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152601269169618

Michael Mulgrew Wants His Common Core Back That He Never Had

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Michael Mulgrew is fed up with those billionaires that have taken his Common Core away from him. Or so it would seem. According to Mulgrew's frothing revisionist rant to speak in support Weingarten's continued embrace of the rotted Core, teachers had these standards, see, and these guys came and took 'em away, see, and screwed 'em up, see, and now it's time to take them back, see, and to make them good again. But we can't take em back, see, unless we vote to keep them as they are cuz if they weren't bad, we wouldn't have anything to fix. And if you don't like it, he'll punch yo... more »

The U.S. Air War Over Iraq Is Changing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lynn Morelly watches bundles of halal meals parachute to the ground from the ramp of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a humanitarian airdrop mission over Iraq, Aug. 9, 2014. Morelly is a loadmaster assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr. *Iraq Militants Changing Tactics, Complicating US Airstrike Mission -- FOX News* Islamic militant forces in northern Iraq appear to be shifting tactics in the face of the newly launched U.S. airstrike campaign, Defense officials say, posing a new cha... more »

Chicken and egg

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
There is such hypocrisy around at the moment. Not just the hypocrisy of the discord between populist (pornographic) compassion for the Palestinians and the same parties’ virtual indifference to the suffering of other victims of Jihad. There is the hypocrisy about antisemitism. Because of the virulence with which Europe’s immutable under-the-counter antisemitism has flared up under the auspices of compassion for Gaza, certain prominent shit-stirrers are looking over their shoulders and wondering if any of it was their fault. Maybe they really *do* think it’s alarming to see people wa... more »

FROM THE FIRING END IN UKRAINE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Телеканал "Звезда" Залп украинских «Градов» по Горловке. Съемка очевидца 11 августа 2014, 13:16 В Сети продолжают появляться свидетельства массированного применения тяжелой боевой техники украинскими военными. Очередное видео обстрела сделано под городом Горловка, где войска, подконтрольные Киеву ведут огонь по жилым кварталам. На кадрах запечатлен момент залпа из реактивных систем залпового огня «Град».... Подробнее » Click on the link above to see the 35 second video... The Kiev regime daily fires these shells into eastern Ukraine at unprotected citizens whose only crime is they s... more »

The Realist Report - Veronica Clark

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 11 hours ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined by historian and author Veronica Clark. Veronica and I will be discussing her book *Warwolves of the Iron Cross: The Union Jackal *and a variety of other subjects relating to Adolf Hitler, National Socialist Germany, and WWII generally. You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *The new racial classification* - *Veronica Clark on The new racial classification - vid* - *National Socialism and Race by Dr. A. James Gregor* - *The Racial Awakening of the German People by Dr.... more »

Free Download: “The Six Stages of Social Collapse: How Societies Choose to Succeed or Fail”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Six Stages of Social Collapse: * *How Societies Choose to Succeed or Fail”* by Jared Diamond “No matter whether a society is rising, stable, or falling apart, there are a number of indicators that tell us what stage the society is in. While some societies remain in a stable mode longer than others, it should be noted that the patterns can shift at any time. In fact, even in our own “stable” society, we have seen new ideologies arise that reshape government policies and the opinions of the people. When those trends lead to a stronger nation and more prosperity for each person,... more »

Adios, Mork . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 11 hours ago
EVERYBODY HAS their favorite(s), Moscow on the Hudson is one of mine. With the stress on our society and democracy, this clip is especially cogent. We are so lucky to have been blessed by Robin's genius.

“The Tyranny of the Nanny State, Where the Government Knows What’s Best for You”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Tyranny of the Nanny State, * *Where the Government Knows What’s Best for You”* By John W. Whitehead “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” - C.S. Lewis "Surveillance cameras, government agents listening in on yo... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Dire Straits, “Money For Nothing” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAD6Obi7Cag

The Economy: “The Next Big Bubble to Burst Is...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Next Big Bubble to Burst Is...” * by Bill Bonner “The Dow rose 185 points on Friday. Gold lost $1.50 an ounce. We spent the weekend here at our place in France painting old windows, while observing the customs and culture of young adults. Several of our children have come to visit, bringing friends with them. We ended up with a group of a dozen or so twenty- and thirty-somethings. One of the young men here reminds us of the French film star from the 1960s Alain Delon. Tanned. With dark, cropped hair. Dark eyes. Wearing a silk scarf. One of the young women looks as though she ... more »

Inside President Obama's Push For Regime Change In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
President Barack Obama talks on the phone with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the Oval Office, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Exclusive: Inside Obama's Push For Regime Change In Iraq -- Eli Lake* For years, President Obama took a hands-off approach to Iraqi politics. But after ISIS took over Iraq’s second largest city in June, Obama began shopping for a new prime minister. President Obama has been pushing for regime change for Iraq since late June, The Daily Beast has learned. No, Obama has not proposed toppling Iraq’s government by fo... more »

U.S. President Obama Now Blames Former President Bush For The U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
President Barack Obama meets with his national security advisors in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 7, 2014. Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza *Obama Adjusts Iraq Narrative, Now Blames Bush For Troop Withdrawal -- Washington Times* U.S. military airstrikes against Islamic State prompt revisionist history The president who spent years touting the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq suddenly has had to distance himself from that action. At the White House on Saturday morning — less than 48 hours after authorizing airstrikes against Islamist militants a... more »

Crisis In Iraq -- News Updates August 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Maliki Stands Defiant As Iraq Crisis Deepens -- Al Jazeera* *Incumbent PM refuses to step down saying nomination of Haider al-Ibadi is violation of Iraq's constitution. * Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's incumbent prime minister, has told army officers that they should not intervene in the country's political crisis. The armed forces and security services must limit their role to defending the country, Maliki told a meeting of senior army, police and security officers on Tuesday. His comments came a day after Iraqi President Fouad Massoum selected Haider al-Ibadi, the deputy speaker of pa... more »

DISTRACT AND DECEIVE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Hillary we've 'been there done that' alright already But she will be the first woman president following the first black prez specifically designed to keep the 'left' in place and under control as the social fabric of the nation is dissolved and foreign policy privatized Corporate oligarchy knows Hillary will play the game read the script act the part Shows reveals the Democrats have nothing left inside their dollar bill packed 'program' It's a blank program one intended to distract and deceive

Possibly the funniest Tweets ever

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
I've been in a Twitter dialogue with a Moroccan on Twitter, well it makes a change from that vile Algerian earlier this year. But what's really funny is that this one actually thinks he's intelligent. Just read these tweets, can you spot the problem? So this genius thinks the Balen Report was released to the public in 2009, and apparently I 'need to be schooled gurl'. Hmm I think he's about to be seriously embarrassed... It's so funny, I'll be chuckling for the rest of the day... *PS: For some reason the 2/2 Tweet showed on my mobile but not on my PC...*

World News Briefs -- August 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Gaza Cease-Fire Holds As Israeli Official Warns Of 'Gaps' Between Sides In Talks -- FOX News* An Israeli official has warned of "gaps" that separates his side from coming to an agreement with their Palestinian counterparts on a long-term truce in the Gaza Strip as marathon talks were due to resume Tuesday in Cairo. A temporary Israel-Hamas truce was holding for a second day Tuesday as the Israeli military said no incidents between the two sides were registered overnight -- neither Hamas rocket fire at Israel nor Israeli strikes in Gaza. The latest 72-hour cease-fire took effec... more »

PUSHING SPACE WAR TECHNOLOGY

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Huntsville, Alabama is home of the Army Space Command and is a key research and development center for the missile defense industry. The 17th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium is scheduled for August 11-14 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Huntsville calls itself the "Pentagon of the south" since they get so much money to create the arms race in space.

Truthstream News: New World Disorder

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*U.S. Signals More Cash, Military Aid For New Iraqi Government -- Washington Times* Obama administration officials said Tuesday they are ready to boost economic and military aid to Iraq if Baghdad forms a new, more diverse government. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in Australia for diplomatic talks, said the additional support would stop short of combat troops. “The U.S. does stand ready to fully support a new inclusive Iraqi government,” Mr. Kerry said. “Without any question we are prepared to consider additional political, economic and secu... more »

Not All Republican Politicians Are Criminals… But There Is A Certain Tendency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
There isn't much good the Democrats can say about Domenic Recchia, their "business-oriented" candidate to replace Staten Island mafia figure Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm. The 20 criminal indictments against Grimm have caused the national Republican Establishment to abandon him and write off his seat. But Staten Island Republicans don't know what all the fuss is about. And, truth be known, these indictments are *nothing* compared to the myriad criminal charges that could and should (and may) be brought against Grimm for his Mafia activities that don't involve his tax-evasion and mo... more »

The De-industrialization of America

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and John Titus On January 6, 2004, Paul Craig Roberts and US Senator Charles Schumer published a jointly written article on the op-ed page of the New York Times titled “Second Thoughts on Free Trade.” The article pointed out that the US had entered a new economic era in which American workers face “direct global competition at almost every job level–from the machinist to the software engineer to the Wall Street analyst. Any worker whose job does not require daily face-to-face interaction is now in jeopardy of being replaced by... more »

Canadian "Prince Of Pot" to be Released From U.S. Gulag, Vows Political Revenge

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Canadian cannabis legalization activist Marc Emery is being released from US custody after serving five years. He vows political revenge... *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

A Coalition for Major Outreach This 9/11 Anniversary

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Heather Callaghan We are rapidly approaching 13 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, where the facts surrounding the deaths of thousands of Americans continue in suppressed fashion, garnering yearly rehashes of the original narrative. As calendar pages turn, so fades public interest and perhaps attempts at outreach and education regarding the facts. As time goes on, 9/11 truth is teetering on the edge of enmeshment with other obscured events which carry the scarlet letter of "conspiracy theory," and thus, with a public in the dark, the implausible official stories... more »

NATO Baiting Russia into War

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci Russia is consistently portrayed in the Western media as the “aggressor” amid the ongoing Ukrainian conflict; however, it is clear through overt moves by NATO’s proxy regime in Kiev, that attempts are being made to intentionally provoke, not defend against Moscow’s ire. The New York Times, in a recent article admits that the military campaign Kiev is carrying out against its own citizens in eastern Ukraine is overt brutality carried out by literal flag-waving Nazis, with the all but stated goal of provoking a Russian invasion. *Brutal Provocations* The New Yor... more »

Investigating Gaza War Crimes

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Dees Illustration Stephen Lendman On August 11, Human Rights Council (HRC) President Baudelaire Ndong Ella announced the formation of an "independent, international commission of inquiry" into war crimes committed during Israel's Operation Protective Edge. International human rights law expert Professor William Schabas was appointed to chair a three-person panel. His special focus is genocide. Other members include international law, criminal law, human rights and extradition law expert, Amal Alamuddin, and former UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, discrimin... more »

The last day...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*of above 90 degree weather and the possibility of rain.* *We need rain! * Between the canning, gardening, and everyday commitments, my well has run dry (isn't that just *sooooo* original?) I read the news every morning and can't work up too much enthusiasm for commentary. What can you possibly say about an unarmed person who is *shot multiple times by a police officer**?* I have even less to say about the thugs who decided to *rob and vandalize such businesses as Dollar General and K-Mart* as a way of protesting the aforementioned person's death. Really? Dollar General? T... more »

My nearly velvet divorce with Bank of America

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*Off-topic*: If you want to make one click with a bigger impact, you may boost a user (me) above the reputation level of 100,000 literally by one click unless you're late. ;-) *Except for a dramatic event, it was smooth* A Czech proverb due to the Daddy President of Czechoslovakia T.G. Masaryk teaches us that as many U.S. banks have served you, as many times you are a human being. Well, the original version was counting languages you can speak but that's so stupid that I wouldn't reproduce it on this blog. ;-) *Bank of America on Harvard Square (technically on 1414 Mass Ave). By... more »

ancient's BIBLE

ancient clown at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago
*Blessings everyone;Welcome to the Official release of my animated short; "ancient's BIBLE". I used the open source programs; Blender and Gimp to create, model and animate the following short and Windows Movie Maker to edit it together. Please share if you enjoy it. * *Thank you. * *your humble servant,* *ancient clown *

Interview with Peter Zucker @ the Chalk Face

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
Full interview here on Blog Talk Radio.Filed under: @TCF Radio Episodes Tagged: @ the chalk face, peter zucker

Interview with Nel Noddings @ the Chalk Face

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
The interview in full on Blog Talk Radio.Filed under: @TCF Radio Episodes Tagged: @ the chalk face, Nel Noddings

OPERATION GHETTO STORM

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Glen Ford: The mainstream media’s refuses to contextualize the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police in America’s tradition of the mass incarceration of African Americans and police brutality sparking black uprisings. *First they came for the black man but I wasn't black.....*

The Death Throes Of The Maliki Government In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraq’s political class has been slowly but surely moving towards a new government since the April 2014 parliamentary elections. A speaker of parliament and president were named, but the final barrier to completing the process was Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s insistence on a third term. The Sadrists, the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and Mutahidun were all demanding that Maliki’s State of Law list come up with an alternative for the premiership, while Maliki claimed that his victory in the polls gave him first dibs at forming a new government... more »

PLAYING WITH DOLLS: Even dragging out Chucky!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014* *Part 2—Progressive leader gone wild:* Rachel Maddow sometimes does informative news segments. Over the years, she has followed some important topics—abortion rights and voting procedures in the various states, to name two. That said, Maddow’s informative segments now tend to come in the second half of her program. Up front, we tend to get the puzzling, long-form presentations in which the cable star tends to play with dolls. On Wednesday evening, July 30, Maddow *literally* played with dolls—with paper dolls of the heinous Bob and Maureen McDonnell. As M... more »

depression is to sad as cancer is to pimple (a few thoughts after the death of robin williams)

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
Reading a news story about Robin Williams' death, I saw a tweet from Jimmy Kimmel. It said, in part: "If you're sad, tell someone." Depression is "you're sad" the way cancer is a pimple. And telling someone doesn't make it go away. For severe depression telling someone is... well, it's nothing. I'm assuming Kimmel meant, if you're depressed, seek help. Yes. Good advice. But Robin Williams *did* seek help. He was in treatment. So was David Foster Wallace when he killed himself. So was... I could go on. Severe depression is often untreatable. That's the terrible truth. Today I'm t... more »

The Military Community Pays Tribute To Robin Williams

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Military Community Pays Tribute To 'True Friend' Robin Williams -- FOX News* LOS ANGELES – Robin Williams participated in United Service Organization (USO) tours for more than a decade, entertaining troops in war zones from Afghanistan to Iraq to Kuwait. He made many trips to 13 different countries and performing stand-up routines for almost 90,000 troops. So the news of his death -- believed to be a suicide -- sent shock waves through the U.S. armed forces. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Monday that the entire Department of Defe... more »

DCPS sidelines test-based teacher evaluations. Fine, but…

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
This from Diane Ravitch. And others. Henderson described the move “as necessary in order to allow students to acclimate themselves to new tests built around the standards established by the Common Core.” That’s a very sensible move. I have, however, one caveat. DCPS evaluates its teachers using the IMPACT system. It may look a little […]

A Note about dani's recent posts....

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 14 hours ago
It would seem that some of my previous articles have upset the apple cart for many people. I was actually going to address this topic when.... my computer died. And with all the drama that has been playing out here yesterday... I got completely side tracked. So I send Bill a huge hug and thanx for the reminder! See his article below: http://americankabuki.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-note-about-danis-recent-posts.html Perhaps I should of been more specific, more exact in my descriptions who is following them (the controllers) and who isn't. I didn't think it was necessary because I ... more »

Welcome back Marc

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
This guy is a pistol and he got shot. Five years in max in the USA and he never sold any pot. He never broke the law in Canada. Yet Harper sent him away. To deprive an honest man of his liberty is a crime, so we all say. Which begs the question why do I live a life that getting high is so important I would want to change some laws I would say in my own defense if you are living straight I mean really straight no pharma no chance at drama putting your life and all anxites into some religion because that is the blender that will mix you up in a secret sauce that will be put on the toa... more »

Robin Williams

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
News of Robin Williams' death has been a sucker-punch to the gut of a nation. At the same time, the reality that this genius is no longer of the earth is a concept that still hasn't quite sunk in. I always liked his improvisational stand-up better than his TV sitcom or his later commercial blockbuster movies. (Exception: *Awakenings*.) When I first saw this anarchist in action, hyped up on his own natural amphetamines, I remember wondering how he ever managed to wind down enough to fall asleep at night. Later, when he revealed his substance abuse issues, I was not surprised that... more »

Dads do things differently - especially when it comes to making a ponytail for a daughter - why not use a vacuum cleaner?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Video: Dad Uses Vacuum Cleaner to Make Daughter's Ponytail

Transient Visitors: Strange Humanoid Encounters

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*Transient Visitors: Strange Humanoid Encounters* *By Scott Corrales, © 2014* At some point in the 1990s I had a conversation with Dr. Rafael A. Lara Palmeros, director of research for Mexico’s C.E.F.P organization regarding the motives of individuals who develop an unhealthy attraction to UFO and paranormal phenomena. Dr. Lara mentioned a case involving a certain gentleman from Central Mexico who openly expressed his wish to be “contacted by aliens”, as that would be the solution to all his problems, real or imagined. He went as far as to offer money – not small amounts, ether – ... more »

If there is any chance that you can spare 56 minutes to watch this video of Greg Hunter interviewing Paul Craig Roberts, they would be well spent to learn what is really going on in the world today that you should know but the despicable mainstream media won't tell you until it's too late.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 15 hours ago
------------------------------ Threat of Nuclear War Back-Paul Craig Roberts By Greg Hunter On August 10, 2014 *By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)* Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is worried about nuclear war with China and Russia. Dr. Roberts warns, “It’s clear Russia doesn’t want war. China doesn’t want war, but because of the recklessness of the Bush and Obama regimes, both China and Russia have been upgrading their strategic nuclear forces. Russia has not only been upgrading its nuclear forces very rapidly, but Russia has bee... more »

The End of Israel

hygiecrat at hygiecracy - 15 hours ago
Originally published on CounterPunch Though Tiberius died, and the ancient Romans have all faded away, the empire has not. As a political form the empire not only remains, it is still very much alive. Just look outside at the various senates, and capitol buildings dotting the landscape. Though Rome may have left more remnants of its reign, however, Alexander the Great's empire may provide a better example - not only of the empire as such, but of that which opposes and resists it. Beyond Hellenizing much of the world (to some degree laying the groundwork for subsequent empire... more »

YOU CHOOSE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
In the film, people sacrifice the very core of what makes us human: The ability to choose right and wrong. All choices are made for them, from career to family to curfew. The community is the ultimate triumph of a totalitarian state because the people are no longer aware they are being controlled. The state has won jurisdiction over their minds and quieted their hearts with opiates. Director Jeff Bridges sees a link to today: “I think although the movie takes place in some future time that it is very reflective of our own and there’s a bit of a cautionary tale of how us humans r... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*In New Orleans, Gluttony and Starvation Live Side by Side ~Katy Reckdahl, Next City* *N.O. mayor Mitchmo asks court to abolish indicted judge’s seat ~John Simerman * *Notice orders homeless to vacate area under Pontchartrain Expressway or else * *Influx of Child Immigrants Strains Courts in Louisiana ~Alex Altman, Time*

Anonymous Just Released This Powerful Video Statement on the Michael Brown Shooting

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
*Internet "hacktivist" collective Anonymous has released a statement on the Michael Brown shooting.* *In the two-minute video posted to YouTube Sunday night, a digitally altered voice delivers a strict list of demands for local police and legislators:* by Zak Cheney-Rice "Anonymous will not be satisfied this time ... with simply obtaining justice for this young man and his family," the voice says. "Anonymous demands that the Congressional Representatives and Senators from Missouri introduce legislation entitled 'Mike Brown's Law,' that will set strict national standards for po... more »

Glitter Crayon Art

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Thank you to Dollar Tree for sponsoring today's project. There are few things my 5-year-old loves more than creating. Every morning when she wakes up, she asks me what kind of craft we are going to do that day. To help facilitate her love of creating, we have made her an art station full of paper and crayons. While we loved the art station, it needed a little decor to brighten it up and really make it hers. What better what to personalize an art station than with crayons and glitter? This project comes from the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club, a free club that includes recipes, decor... more »

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO CONTENT - ISIS Death Squads KILLING civilians

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
This is the sort of terror sweeping across Iraq, Syria and beyond but because it's Muslims killing Muslims the BBC really aren't that interested. If only there were Jews (sorry Israelis) to blame...

Robin Williams Slices & Dices George W. Bush, Sarah Palin

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 17 hours ago
. . *By MARC McDONALD* A lot of great comics (Steve Martin, Woody Allen) pretty much left stand-up comedy behind when they went to Hollywood. But the great Robin Williams (1951-2014) not only never abandoned stand-up, he excelled at it all his life. In stand-up mode, Williams was a true giant that towered above today's other puerile, mediocre talentless hacks, like Larry the Cable Guy and Dennis Miller. On-stage, Williams was America's greatest Progressive Truth Teller since Bill Hicks. And unlike the relentlessly politically uncompromising Hicks, Williams was so damn funny that ... more »

Time To Hit The Road?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://kempton.wordpress.com/ Conservatives -- at least those who are capable of sustained thought -- are beginning to wonder if now is the time for Stephen Harper to exit, stage right. The immediate cause of their inquietude is the latest EKOS poll. Tasha Kheiriddin writes: EKOS finds that the Liberals continue to ride high at 38.7 per cent overall support, while the Tories and the NDP jostle for second place at 25.6 and 23.4 per cent, respectively. The Greens take 7.1 per cent, while the Bloc has 3.7 per cent, representing... more »

Too Early To Start Thinking About 2016?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Late last night, we ran that graphic up top as part of a post about the Republican wing of the Democratic Party and why the Dems are destined to fail miserably in November following the failed strategy of incompetent moron Steve Israel, Nancy Pelosi's biggest career error. Israel Democrats are using Republican talking points about balancing budgets, another nail in the coffin of whatever remained of the Democrats winning back the House-- or even staunching the bleeding. In all likelihood, the DCCC won't only fail to win back the House; they will lose more seats than they pick up. ... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Ex-UMass student sues over expulsion in sex assault case* A former University of Massachusetts Amherst student who said he was expelled last fall over allegations he sexually assaulted a female student is suing the school, saying administrators unfairly and mistakenly found him responsible and discriminated against him because he is a man. The suit, filed Thursday in US District Court in Springfield, said the university violated Title IX, a federal law banning gender discrimination on college campuses, when the student “was met with overall hostility, dismissal and pre-judgment as... more »

This Is How Moscow Sees The Ukraine Crisis Playing Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Sergei Glazyev, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation on Regional Economic Integration (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sisoev) *This Is How Putin's Adviser Sees The Ukraine Crisis Playing Out -- Zero Hedge* Vladimir Putin's chief "integration" advisor, Sergei Glazyev, has been regularly featured on these pages in the past (see Putin Advisor Threatens With Dumping US Treasurys, Abandoning Dollar If US Proceeds With Sanctions and Putin Advisor Proposes "Anti-Dollar Alliance" To Halt US Aggression Abroad for two examples). So now that the Ukraine situation has once again escalat... more »

The Collapse Of Ukraine's Currency Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Ukraine Currency Plunges To Record Low: US Taxpayer To The Rescue? -- Zero Hedge With all eyes firmly focused on Ukraine's borders and the bloodshed in the East as fighting rages, it appears few are paying attention to the ongoing collapse of the nation's currency. The *Hrynia just traded at new record lows this morning following NATO's Rasmussen's comments*. However, there is no need to worry... - *UKRAINE EXPECTS $1.95B FROM WORLD BANK, IMF THIS MONTH* *Read more* .... *My Comment*: One the most under-reported stories is Kiev's handling of the IMF/Europe/U.S. financial ai... more »

Ignoring Warnings From Ukraine And The West Russia Sends A Huge Aid Convoy Into Ukraine (Update: Ukraine Blocks Russian Aid Convoy)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Russia Sends Big Aid Convoy To Ukraine, West Sounds Warnings -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A Russian convoy carrying food, water and other aid set off on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels, but Kiev said it would not allow the vehicles to cross onto its territory. Kiev and Western governments warned Moscow against any attempt to turn the operation into a military intervention by stealth in a region facing a humanitarian crisis after four months of warfare. "This cargo will be reloaded onto other transport vehicles (at the border) ... more »

U.S. Senator: The Ukraine Civil War Can End In One Week Or It Can End With A Russian Invasion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*US Senator: Standoff in Eastern Ukraine To Be Settled 'Within Another Week' -- Defense News* WASHINGTON — A tense standoff between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists will be over within a week — and will decide whether “all-out war” begins in Eastern Europe, says a US senator. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, the No. 3 Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, leaves for a trip to Ukraine later this week, where he will huddle with leaders of that nation and “representatives” for the top US general in Europe. Nelson told reporters via a conference call that with Mosc... more »

“Robin Williams' Death Reveals How Hard It Can Be To Climb Out Of Depression”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Robin Williams' Death Reveals How Hard* * It Can Be To Climb Out Of Depression”* By Meredith Melnick “The suicide death of beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams shocked many of his fans. But those who knew him were aware of his ongoing struggle with depression. According to his publicist, Williams, 63, was completing a 12-step program for drug abuse and had been battling severe depression. "You're standing at a precipice and you look down, there's a voice and it's a little quiet voice that goes, 'Jump,'" Williams told Diane Sawyer during an interview about his struggle with a... more »

A Look At Israel's 'Aquashield' Defense System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*AquaShield: Protecting Israel’s Maritime Border -- Breaking Israel News* After Hamas terrorists attempted to infiltrate Israel via an amphibious landing from the sea, the thwarted terror attacks underlined the need to continually maintain security across Israel’s shoreline, stretching hundreds of kilometers on the Mediterranean sea. The answer has come from Israeli defense technology firm DSIT Solutions. DSIT has developed a new sonar and electronic detection system designed to protect all forms of maritime assets which include beaches, bays, ports, ocean-based installations (lik... more »

RIP Robin Williams

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
I have to admit I liked Mindy much more than Mork. However back in the day Robin Williams was one of the brightest stars in the Universe. I cant think of anyone who has the depth and berth of his work. My favorite movie was Mrs Doubtfire, but also recommend The birdcage. Which begs the question why do I live a life that getting high is so important I would want to change some laws I would say in my own defense if you are living straight I mean really straight no pharma no chance at drama putting your life and all anxites into some religion because that is the blender that will mix you... more »

Message from the Future....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago

Shazbot

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 19 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) "The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'" — Robin Williams For a wild, zany, barely-restrained "always on" comedian in the mold of Fat Jack Leonard and Rodney Dangerfield, Robin Williams was surprisingly quiet about his political beliefs. The great great grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator Anselm McLaurin, Oscar winner Robin Williams died yesterday of apparent self-inflicted asphyxiati... more »

Making a killing on Gaza

Alison at Creekside - 19 hours ago
As blogged here a month ago, Israeli writer/researcher Shir Hever told the Real News Network that Israeli security companies are using the Gaza conflict to market the tools of occupation to other countries : "... when they go to arms trade shows and show their equipment, they say this has already been tested by the Israeli army on actual people. You can only have that because of the occupation. So every new weapon is first sold to the Israeli army, shot at Palestinians. Then you can sell it." Fast forward to two articles from today's Haaretz : *For Israeli arms makers, Gaza is a c... more »

Could Reproductive Liberty be Ethically Curtailed for Environmental Policy Reasons? or Why I Would Have Rejected Cristina Richie's Article on IVF

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 19 hours ago
It's been a bit of a gale (as opposed to a *bona fide* storm) lately, following an article in the *Journal of Medical Ethics* by Cristina Richie, entitled "What would an environmentally sustainable reproductive technology industry look like?". It's not the question of a full hurricane, as in the infamous "after birth abortion" paper from 2012, but this rather raving rant is on the more aggressive end of the scale of reactions to Richie's piece. I dislike the language and the attitude expressed at the end of this article for simple reasons of decency and respect, but I also rather di... more »

BBC bias

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
From the day that Israel responded to years of Hamas rockets being fired at it, the BBC put the Israel Gaza conflict on their BBC news site's front page. Of course there was no mention that I recall of the rockets being fired by Hamas before the Israeli response. By way of contrast, over the last few weeks, in Syria and Iraq, thousands of civilians have been massacred by Islamist terrorists and right now the Iraqi Yazidis are being ethnically cleansed from their land, or killed. Yet on the BBC news front page there's not a word If you look on that second image, you will see that t... more »

There are none so blind as cannot see

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Lyse Doucet on the BBC asks a question that only someone who refuses to recognise that Hamas fire from civilian areas would ask: 'I ask why with such good intelligence, there have still been - according to the UN - repeated strikes on the schools serving as shelters for the many thousands of displaced people in Gaza.' Read the whole piece, ostensibly about how 'Israelis along the Gaza Border keep calm and carry on' and note the contrasts that Lyse Doucet makes between life in Israel and Gaza. Now wonder how many times Lyse Doucet reported on life in Southern Israel whilst Hamas was ... more »

Clif High: perpetuo autem....in the ever present now...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
http://www.halfpasthuman.com/essays/wave.html *perpetuo autem....in the ever present now...* *Simultaneous tides and shockwave riders....* by clif high, Thorsday,August 7, 2014 5:30am with respect... i have been pressed upon, pressured, beat up physically, oppressed emotionally, and generally sat up by the self-appointed mullahs of the social order since i was barely tall enough to get my own breakfast. It was not my fault. Nor that of my parents. They did their best at trying to create yet another good statist. They even had the assistance of the mighty US military as i was an A... more »

A note about Dani's recent posts...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
*A note about Dani's recent posts...* By American Kabuki I have received a few emails and Skype messages from people who felt Dani was "bashing" all "New Age" movements. This is not true. She's bashing any movement ("New Age" or otherwise) that is trying impose a new hierarchy - which is usually in the same old one in a new "party dress". This world is controlled by a hierarchy that has existed on this realm and others for a very long time. *For example: *The "Cabal" is but a western broker for collateral funds, which were always controlled by Chinese royal family members (... more »

NATO Baiting Russia into War

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*August 12, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Russia is consistently portrayed in the Western media as the "aggressor" amid the ongoing Ukrainian conflict, however, it is clear through overt moves by NATO's proxy regime in Kiev, that attempts are being made to intentionally provoke, not defend against Moscow's ire. The New York Times, in a recent article admits that the military campaign Kiev is carrying out against its own citizens in eastern Ukraine is overt brutality carried out by literal flag-waving Nazis, with the all but stated goal of provoking a Russian invasion. *Brutal P... more »

British May Use RAF Tornados In Iraq Mission

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: RAF Tornado F3]The British government will deploy RAF Tornado fast jets in northern Iraq which could play a role in the humanitarian mission, Downing Street has confirmed. In a statement, Number 10 said "a small number" of Tornado jets will be sent to the region and can be used, if required, to improve the UK's surveillance capability. The UK will also look at how it can get equipment to Kurdish forces, the statement added. Read more

Russia to Start Developing Replacement for MiG-31 in 2017

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: MiG-31 Foxhound]Russia will start developing a replacement for its MiG-31 "Foxhound" interceptors in 2017, Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, commander of the Russian Air Force, said. “From 2017 we will start working on a new long-range interceptor to replace MiG-31,” he said. According to the official, the new aircraft is to enter service in 2025. Read more

Zhirinovsky: Baltic States and Poland will be wiped out

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Colonel Vladimir Zhirinovsky]The politician, who is often dubbed the Kremlin's mouthpiece, threatens Poland and the Baltic States with carpet bombings. According to him, whatever plans NATO and Brussels have and whatever directives Barack Obama signs, they won't have any power. “All questions of war and peace in general and in particular those relating to Ukraine will be solved by one person, the head of the Russian Federation,” he said. He made the statement on the air of Russia 24 Tv channel. The vice speaker of the Russian Duma, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, commended on tensions... more »

Kazakhstan interested in Russia's Iskander-M missile system deliveries

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone)]Kazakhstan has filed a request concerning deliveries of Russian Iskander-M missile systems, Konstantin Biryulin, director of the Federal Service for Military Technological Cooperation, told journalists on Monday. "There has been a request from Kazakhstan but no decisions have been made as of yet,” Biryulin told Itar-Tass, adding both sides are involved in a discussion. Iskander-M (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is a version of the Iskander tactical missile system supplied to the Russian Armed Forces. Read more

China beating US to punch on EMP warfare

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: EMP Explosion]Though the U. S. government has been slow to protect America’s electrical grid from a potentially catastrophic electromagnetic event, it appears the Chinese are working to guard their own, as demonstrated by an ongoing drill the People’s Liberation Army is running until mid-August. The drill is designed to determine how the PLA will respond in the event of an attack including the use of an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, from a foreign country. Right now, the most likely suspect would be the United States, in the eyes of the PLA, since Beijing and Moscow seem ... more »

Japan to test first homegrown stealth fighter jet: report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Mitsubishi ATD-X]A group of major Japanese firms are planning a test flight next year for the nation's first homegrown stealth fighter jet, a report said Tuesday, AFP reports. The consortium -- led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries -- is developing a jet that has similar technology to US-made F-35 stealth fighters, with a prototype set for a test run in January, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper said. About 39.2 billion yen ($384 million) has been invested in the project, said the report, which did not cite sources. Read more

BAE Systems wins £348 million contract for new UK patrol ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: BAE Offshore Patrol Vessel]BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence firm, has been awarded a 348 million-pound contract by the British government to build three new Offshore Patrol Vessels, formalising an initial deal agreed last year. The vessels, which will be used in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations, will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland, safeguarding 800 jobs, Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) said on Tuesday. The shipbuilders who will work on the new vessels are currently involved in manufacturing the second of t... more »

U.S. said to dispatch 100 missions a day over Iraq

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: E/A-18G Growler]The U.S. Navy and Air Force are flying as many as 100 attack and reconnaissance missions daily over Iraq, according to a U.S. military official. They include as many as 30 daily missions by Air Force refueling tankers, according to the official, who asked not to be identified before the information is announced. The sorties are mostly, but not exclusively, over northern Iraq. Since Aug. 8, U.S. aircraft have been attacking mortar positions, mobile artillery, convoy vehicles and armored personnel carriers under President Barack Obama's authorization for air s... more »

Heavenletter #5008 Citizen of Heaven

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago
*Heavenletter #5008 Citizen of Heaven* August 11, 2014 God said: You are more than the person who sits in your house. You are more than the person who lives in your town or city. You are more than the person who lives in a state or province. You are more than the person who lives in a country. You are more than the person who lives in a continent. You are more than the person who lives on land or sails the seas. You are more even than a citizen of the world. You are a Child of God, and you are also a citizen of Heaven with all the rights and privileges. *You are limited to noth... more »

What Is God? - Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
What is God? "What God is can best be described as the collectiveness of mankind whether seen or unseen and in the virtue of mankind's existence that God, thru that description, is un-conditional and open ended love – because in the realisation of what God is is the realisation of what we are – that we are God and we always have been. That we are not evil in our souls, as we have been taught, or that we are corrupt. That we are really divine in our souls and with that learning – that profoundness of learning – it allows us the vision – the hope – the desire to become all that we... more »

PLA Navy set to build 10 aircraft carriers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Liaoning CV]To create its first blue-water navy, China plans to construct a total of 10 domestic aircraft carriers according to the Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine operated by Andrei Chang also known as Pinkov, a military analyst from Canada. After Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the US chief of naval operations, visited China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, a refitted Soviet-era carrier purchased from Ukraine, the blueprint of the nation's first domestic carrier is nearly complete, according to Kanwa. Greenert said China is speeding up the con... more »

The Sonar market in India 'hots' up

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: INS Mysore]Defence procurement in India has often been characterized by the need to make a decision between importing an off-the-shelf system on operational grounds and waiting for a home grown system to complete development. Sonars for the most part has been an area where such decisions have been easier to make with the Indian Navy(IN) mostly opting for indigenous systems developed by DRDO' s underwater sensor laboratory the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi. Recently however, time lags in a few segments of this critical technology area have led I... more »

YOU ALWAYS ARE - A Poem by R.G. Kirk

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 23 hours ago
*Published on November 26, 2013* Poetry Written and Read by R.G.Kirk . You can Download *My FREE Poetry eBooks from:* *http://freepoetryebooks.wix.com/free-...* 

Navy ship HMAS Bundaberg goes up in flames in Brisbane's east

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
A large navy ship fire east of Brisbane has been brought under control after three hours. Firefighters in breathing apparatus remain at a commercial boat shed on Barku Court in Hemmant, about 11 kilometres east of the CBD. Earlier, about 50 firefighers and 16 fire trucks were called to the scene. Authorities have confirmed the ship on fire is the HMAS Bundaberg, a navy vessel that was in Brisbane for routine maintenance. Read more

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 23 hours ago
*The latest survey cookery (Verheggen, Cook, et al.) by Warmists is worthless* A new survey of climate scientists has been published. The author team is headed by Bart Verheggen and includes John Cook. Here's the abstract: "Results are presented from a survey held among 1868 scientists studying various aspects of climate change, including physical climate, climate impacts, and mitigation. The survey was unique in its size, broadness and level of detail. Consistent with other research, we found that, as the level of expertise in climate science grew, so too did the level of agr... more »

Happy Birthday, baby Midas!

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 23 hours ago
Midas is one! I can't believe how time has flown this past year. My baby is one! Luckily for me, he still acts like my baby. :) I lost my boy Vito a year ago, which was devastating for me. Even though he was sick and I knew it was going to happen, it did not make it any easier since Vito was my favorite. He was such a loving, happy go lucky doggy. However, I can now see a LOT of Vito in Midas, and I think in a way, Vito is still with us, through Midas. Midas is so friendly, happy go lucky, and always nice to all humans and other animals. He is also obsessed with Gretel, jus... more »

Pentagon Admits That It's Airstrikes Against ISIS Will Have A Minimal Impact

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Pentagon Says Airstrikes Have Slowed but Not Stopped Sunni Militants -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — Four days of airstrikes have slowed the progress of Sunni militants laying siege to refugees on Mount Sinjar and advancing toward the Kurdish capital of Erbil, but the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria remains strong and on the offense, the Pentagon said Monday. While the airstrikes on targets around Sinjar and to the west of Erbil have “slowed and temporarily disrupted” the ability of the militant group, known as ISIS, to attack Kurds in northern Iraq, Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville,... more »

Report: Hamas Has Executed Dozens Of Tunnel Diggers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A tunnel entrance, within a civilian home, found by Golani soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip (photo credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/ Flash 90) *Hamas Said To Have Executed Dozens Of Tunnel Diggers -- Times of Israel* Any excavator who was suspected of collaborating with Israel was killed, Israeli website reports Hamas executed dozens of diggers responsible for its extensive tunnel system in past weeks, fearing the workers would reveal the site locations to Israel, a report on the Mako website’s army blog said. There was no independent confirmation of the report (link here in Hebr... more »

He's 48 Years Old ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 day ago
At the time, i was still only 47. I took my (then) 6 year old to Toronto's lakeshore for the celebratory fireworks for Queen Victoria's birthday. It was crowded and full of people. And I remember the (if not confidence) nonchalance with which I walked through the crowd with my boy. As a teenager I'd have thought about how much of a pimply, short, scrawny fuckwad I was. As an "adult" of 18 ("Hey!" shouts my 18-year old self) I would have agonized about all the possible love affairs I could have pursued amongst the many nubile females present, if only so many of those females wouldn't... more »

Space Weather and Nuclear Power Plants

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Recently the Washington Post ran an op-ed on the dangers posed by solar flares: [op-ed] Extreme space weather threatens to leave the U.S. in the dark (2014, August 9). The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/extreme-space-weather-threatens-to-leave-the-us-in-the-dark/2014/08/09/22782cd4-1c26-11e4-82f9-2cd6fa8da5c4_story.html?wpisrc=nl_head&wpmm=1 [Excerpted] Scientists have been predicting an upswing in volatile solar behavior, resulting in “space weather” that poses a surprisingly dangerous threat to modern society. A big “coronal mass ejection” is one of the ... more »

President Obama Tells U.S. Lawmakers That Criticism of His Syria Policy is 'Horsesh*t'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Candid camera: Official photographer Pete Souza caught the split-second reaction of Obama, VP Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she accidentally dropped all of her briefing papers onto the Oval Office rug *Exclusive: Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism Of His Syria Policy Is 'Horsesh*t' -- Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* Hillary Clinton and Congressmen alike have called on Obama to arm Syria’s rebels. But the President fumed at lawmakers in a private meeting for suggesting he should’ve done more. President Obama got angry at lawmakers who suggested in a private meeting t... more »

Nigel Calder: 1931-2014

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Nigel Calder's blog which you may find in the right TRF sidebar hasn't been updated for two years and I felt nervous about it. Now I learned something sad that I should have learned 6 weeks ago. Nigel Calder is no longer with us. I first saw him in The Global Warming Swindle, a skeptical documentary about the climate change controversy. He was more than a classic old-fashioned science journalist and writer who tried to put things correctly. Calder has also contributed to the scientific research itself. About 40 years ago, he actually formulated the rough versions of the ideas... more »

Peace Talks Between Israel And Hamas Continue But Tensions Remain High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Gaza Talks Resume In Egypt As New Truce Holds -- CNN* Jerusalem (CNN) -- Indirect talks between Palestinians and Israelis, aimed at ending the hostilities in Gaza, have resumed in Cairo, Egyptian state-run EgyNews reported Monday. The talks are taking place amid a three-day cease-fire brokered by Egypt. Israel wants Hamas, the militant Islamic group that runs Gaza, to disarm as part of a demilitarization of the territory. The Palestinian delegation's demands include the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza; a commitment to the 2012 memorandum of understanding, which called for ... more »

Controversy about the \(3.5\keV\) line

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
A year ago, we would sometimes watch the disagreement of experimental astrophysicists concerning the existence of sub-\(10\)-\({\rm GeV}\) dark matter particles which was suggested by DAMA, CoGENT, CDMS Silicon, and others. LUX finally showed that those hints had to be due to some overlooked boring phenomenon because even with the superior sensitivity of the South Dakota detector, the graphs are as clean as you can get. *Someone seemed to be sending X-rays from the Central Milky Way.* Another potential intriguing signal has become questionable. Jester would write about the neutrin... more »

DCCC Rolls Out Their Failed Game Plan-- A Sure And Proven Loser

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The theory is that fewer young voters, fewer minority voters, fewer single women, fewer poor people turn out for midterms. These groups tend to vote Democratic-- and the groups that do turn out-- elderly whites, more well-off people, ideologically driven extremists-- tend to vote for Republicans. There are two things Democratic candidates can do: try to win over the likely voters or try to turn out their own base in greater numbers. A Democratic Party gloom and doom scenario, Conservative voters key to Dems 2014 strategy, by Alex Isenstadt in *Politico* this morning indicates tha... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eye of the Wolf”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Eye of the Wolf” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuSKPD2jY0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Face-on spiral galaxy M77 lies a mere 47 million light-years away toward the aquatic constellation Cetus. At that estimated distance, the gorgeous island universe is about 100 thousand light-years across. Also known as NGC 1068, its compact and very bright core is well studied by astronomers exploring the mysteries of supermassive black holes in active Seyfert galaxies. *Click image for larger size.* M77 is also seen at x-ray, ultraviolet, infrared, and radio wavelengths. But this sharp visible light image based on Hubble data follows its winding spiral arms traced by obscuring du... more »

“The 13th Warrior: Prayers Before Final Battle”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The 13th Warrior: Prayers Before Final Battle”* *Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:* “Merciful Father, I have squandered my days with plans of many things. This was not among them. But at this moment, I beg only to live the next few minutes well. For all we ought to have thought, and have not thought; all we ought to have said, and have not said; all we ought to have done, and have not done; I pray thee God for forgiveness.” - http://www.youtube.com/ “Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother and my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beg... more »

The Poet: Octavio Paz, “Brotherhood"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Brotherhood"* "I am a man: little do I last and the night is enormous. But I look up: the stars write. Unknowing I understand: I too am written, and at this very moment someone spells me out." - Octavio Paz

Leo Buscaglia, “Loving Each Other”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “Loving Each Other”* by Leo Buscaglia “Emotional detachment, maintaining our distance from others, is being prescribed as a solution for avoiding pain. Neglect and abuse of children and the aged is a growing problem. Social and religious institutions, which in the past helped to set standards of behavior and brought people together in companionship, are actively downgraded. Individualism, independence, and personal freedom are valued above love, commitment, and cooperation. Examining the complex nature involved in loving each other (the dynamic and everchanging nature of two or m... more »

“The Secret to Letting Go of Every Fear”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “The Secret to Letting Go of Every Fear”* By VividLife “Are you afraid of some condition in your life? Here’s a life-transforming secret: that seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition instead of afraid of it, you will change forever your relationship with fear. It is only within this special kind of inner-relationship that there is real safety, because now you are interacting with fear in an entirely new way. You are no longer letting it dictate to you how to ... more »

"A Lion Fight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It's good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose. So chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don't lick your wounds: celebrate them. The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor. You're in a lion fight. Just because you didn't win doesn't mean you don't know how to roar." - "Dr. Meredith Grey", "Grey's Anatomy"

Chet Raymo, “Speak, Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Speak, Earth”* by Chet Raymo “There is a passage toward the end of Vladimir Nabokov' memoir "Speak, Memory" where he compares the writing of a novel to "the zest of a deity building a live world from the most unlikely ingredients—rocks, and carbon, and blind throbbings." This is the season in New England when we watch the deity in action, when the cold, rocky foundation suddenly seeps and oozes the fluids of life, the blood and tears and intestinal juices and sticky protoplasm. The first rays of summer filter to the woodland floor and wild lilies-of-the-valley, bell flowers and... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Life Is Hard?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is hard? True- but let's love it anyhow, though it breaks every bone in our bodies." - Edward Abbey

"What Will Your Verse Be?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?” - Robin Williams as John Keating, "Dead Poets Society"

Canada looks better from a distance these days

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 day ago
It appears that I may have developed an idealistic sense of Canada while I was off living in Honduras these last two years. I was thinking of it as a great country with a few problems it needed to pay attention to at the time I left Canada in early 2012, but perhaps the distance - and the contrast with super-troubled Honduras - led me to forget about the "pay attention" part and just remember it as a country that largely had its act together. At any rate, coming home and learning about some of the messed-up stuff that's actually going on in my homeland has been pretty disco... more »

The Media Conveniently Focuses on Ferguson Looting Instead of Rampant Police State

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*And unfortunately a lot of people are falling right into this trap.* *Nick Bernabe | The Anti-Media* Following what may be the greatest few weeks in decades of exposure to police brutality, police in Ferguson, Missouri, have now shot and killed an 18 year old unarmed teen who, according to witnesses, was holding his hands in the air when he was shot. Peaceful protests that began shortly after the shooting yesterday were met with full on military style anti-riot police. What started as a peaceful protest soon turned into a small riot which resulted in some stores ... more »

Mind War Crimes - MH17, MH370 and The Silent War Against Malaysia

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*The final statement broadcast on-air in New York City in the pre-9/11 era was * *"The Malaysian Prime Minister must be eliminated."* Mind War Crimes - MH17, MH370 and The Silent War Against Malaysia from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"We *[Muslims] *are actually very strong, 1.3 billion people cannot be simply wiped out. * *The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million* [during the Holocaust]. *But today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them. * *They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would app... more »

Doesn't Carlos Danger need a better name than "Rockaway Restoration Kitchen" for his entry into the restaurant world?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Does it get any more macho? Well, it might if Anthony W didn't look like he just found out he inadvertently sent a penis picture to the pope. Meanwhile, Mikey S looks like he just threatened to throw the pope off his balcony.* *"To be frank, Weiner would not be the first scandal-ridden New York pol to have tried his hand at the restaurant business. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) of 'break you in half like a boy' fame, once ran a failed health food restaurant in Manhattan.""Maybe they can trade notes?"* *-- from Colby Itkowitz's Thursday* Washington Post * "Inthe Loop"report,* "New W... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Ukrainian serviceman uses a pair of binoculars as he guards a checkpoint near Debaltseve, Donetsk region August 6, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko *Residents Of Donetsk See No End To Raging Ukrainian Civil War -- Washington Times* DONETSK, Ukraine — When the streets of Donetsk are quiet, the supermarkets resound with the clatter of grocery carts and the rattling of cash drawers. Elderly women approach the register with mountains of vegetable crates, bags of flour, toilet paper, and jugs of cooking oil. No one knows when they will be able to go to the store again, or if f... more »

U.S. Continues It's Military And Aid Operations In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*U.S. Directly Arming Kurds In Iraq -- CNN* (CNN) -- The Obama administration has shipped weapons directly to Kurdish forces battling ISIS militants in northern Iraq and is considering ways to expand the transfer of arms, U.S. officials told CNN. Shipments have so far come from the CIA, two U.S. officials said. But discussions are underway inside the administration about whether the Defense Department might get involved. The Pentagon and the State departments do not sell or transfer weapons to non-state entities, but the administration is looking at whether there is a way around ... more »

The Kursk tragedy - the turning point of Kabal's march to the global Imperial throne.

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 1 day ago
As we have consistently said, the KZB's failure rate to sabotage the world (politically, financially & socially) is as high as 70%. But you don't get to read about those failures because the MSM-presstitutes do a good job censoring news that give hope to the masses. They tend to blow up (sorry we call them blow-jobs) the fear-porn; magnifying the destructive power of their WNC (Weaponised Natural Calamiities) or just blowing their own horns. Case in point was the reported fatalities caused by Super Typhoon HaiYan. Initial western media figures were more than 10,0... more »

This post is offensive

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
In the Middle East and Eastern Europe, people are being killed because they’re the wrong race, or the wrong religion. Kind of puts an antiquated joke and a few vandalised billboards in perspective, doesn’t it? Are we all just getting a little bit over-offended on behalf of everyone else? If John Key isn’t offended by jew-baiting billboards and being called Shylock, why should you? If Wongs *are* offended by a politician in search of a headline, and some are, couldn’t they just lighten up? Sure, parts of the world are perishing from religious-and race-hatred, but here in this pla... more »

Ebola Watch August 11 , 2014 - Ebola spreading quickly ( French Government Denies Report Of "Several Ebola Cases"; Outbreak Accelerates At Fastest Pace Yet ) ....... Experimental vaccines to be rushed into production - but how safe might they be , if they even work ? And if the Ebola rapidly spreading isn't spread airborne , how is that so may healthcare workers have been infected ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Priest With Ebola Dies In Spanish Hospital As Eight Chinese Workers Quarantined [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/12/2014 08:38 -0400 - China - headlines - Japan inShare Sadly, the Spanish missionary priest who became infected with Ebola treating patients in Liberia has died in hospital in Madrid. As AP reports, *Father Miguel Pajares died despite receiving the experimental drug ZMapp*, and is one of 3 patients to receive it (the American doctors in Atlanta being the other 2). This morning the WHO confirmed the *use of "experimental, ... more »

The Yazidi genocide narrative strains credulity- No fly zone by stealth

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*I want to finish up with some of the other information concerning Iraq* *Start here* *Baghdad Coup attempt? Kerry dictates to Maliki & the Iraqis- Comply or else!* *Go here Baghdad- New PM picked/Maliki ousted?/ Biden calls Kurdish Prez for 'attaboy'* *And then below .......* I’m going to be straight up- The Yazidi narrative? I don’t find it credible. I find it convenient. But, not credible. **Why on earth would the Yazidi’s who are Kurds, however that is defined, head up to some mountain top on the border of Syria, when Kurdish territory is heavily guarded and virtually untouche... more »

Iraq's Political Crisis Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Iraq President Asks Abadi To Succeed PM Nouri Maliki -- BBC* *Iraq's president has asked the deputy speaker of parliament, Haider al-Abadi, to form a new government.* Mr Abadi had previously been nominated prime minister by Shia parties, instead of the incumbent Nouri Maliki. But Mr Maliki said Mr Abadi's nomination was a "violation of the constitution". Mr Maliki has made it clear he wants a third term in office. Meanwhile the jihadist insurgency in the north of Iraq continues to cause international concern. Fighters from the Islamic State (IS) group have made substantial gains... more »

Rest In Peace Robin Williams. You will be missed and you brought lots of laughter into the world

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 1 day ago
I am not a movie star person. But I believe Robin Williams was a great soul. He brought laughter into the world and played many deep and strong characters in movies. It is said he committed suicide by hanging himself. He was 63 years young. Here is his instagram and the last picture of him is on it from his birthday. Rest In Peace. You will be missed!

ECHELON - by Duncan Campbell

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Temporary Committee on the ECHELON Interception System 2001 from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

The Vanishing AIDS Vaccine - by Duncan Campbell

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Scottish Vaccine from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo. A 1992 IPTV investigation into Professor William Jarrett, a man publically claimed to be on the verge of an AIDS vaccine which would save countless lives. Jarrett received millions in research grants formt he government. But the vaccine did not exist.

Robin Williams Dead At 63

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*My Comment: *I attended one of his live performances in San Francisco years ago. We had the front seat and he just destroyed me throughout the show (anyone who is in the front seat always gets destroyed). I have never laughed as much as I did that night. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Dr Robert Willner Injects HIV into himself on TV

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Dr Robert Willner Injects HIV into himself on TV from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"HIV does not cause AIDS.... The point that everyone is missing is that all of those original papers Gallo wrote on HIV have been found fraudulent.... The HIV hypothesis was based on those papers. "* — Peter Duesberg In 1980, Dr. Robert Gallo, a retrovirologist with the National Cancer Institute, discovered the first human retrovirus (HTLV-I). A retrovirus is distinguished from an ordinary virus by virtue of the fact that its RNA is converted to DNA by an enzyme called reverse transcriptase. Its replication ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Power Struggle On Baghdad Streets As Maliki Replaced But Refuses To Go -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Baghdad. Washington, which helped install Maliki following its 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, congratulated Haidar al-Abadi, a former Maliki lieutenant who was named by President Fouad Masoum to replace him. But Maliki's Dawa Party declared hi... more »

Greece recession set to visibly deepen ( August 11 , 2014 ) Greece more than glad to blame Russia for the inevitable failure to leave their perennial recession .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-11/greek-bailout-30-its-all-russias-fault Greek Bailout 3.0? It's All Russia's Fault [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/11/2014 17:15 -0400 - Germany - Greece - Gross Domestic Product - Recession - Trade War - Ukraine - Unemployment inShare6 Despite 30% general unemployment, the majority of youths jobless, GDP forecasts already disappointing, and government asset sales at rock-bottom prices, *Greek leaders are preparing to blame any missed growth expectations on Russia*. As Bloomberg... more »

KIEV KILLING ITS OWN PEOPLE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
250,000 people have been left without water, electricity and communications for over a week in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk. The town is subject to siege conditions and under heavy bombardmentby the US-NATO backed regime in Kiev.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels August 11, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman *NATO Chief Says Will Have To Decide On Afghan Pullout Soon -- Reuters* (Reuters) - NATO will soon be forced to take a decision on a total pullout from Afghanistan unless a deadlock over the country's election ends and a new president signs an agreement allowing foreign forces to stay, the head of the alliance said on Monday. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Reuters the Sept. 4-5 NATO summit in Wales ... more »

Tweets By Experts And Journalists On The Rocky Political Transition In Iraq

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
PT: Maliki often threatened that if he goes down he will use his compiled dossiers to air dirty laundry & take many others down with him. — Joel Rayburn (@joel_rayburn) August 11, 2014 .@AliShroogi @zalali Exactly right: party circle went with Abadi; family circle went with Maliki. But which way do fmr Bath securocrats go? — Michael Knights (@Mikeknightsiraq) August 11, 2014 If Maliki had better relations with other parties he would have remained PM easily. That's the reality. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise — Sajad Jiyad سجاد (@SajadJiyad) August 11, 2014 Next Iraqi PM wi... more »

Chomsky on Boycotting Israel

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
From an interview with Amy Goodman published on the Democracy Now website. This segment of the interview focuses specifically on boycott, divestment and sanctions. There's a brief comment that follows: AMY GOODMAN: Noam, I wanted to ask you about your recent piece for The Nation on Israel-Palestine and BDS. You were critical of the effectiveness of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. One of the many responses came from Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and its educational program, the Palestine Center. He wrote, quote, "Chomsky’s criticism of... more »

Wisdom Sits in Places

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 1 day ago
Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Shell, Safeway, the highway matrix — everyone knows these culturally significant features of our landscape. Less well known are the natural features of the land: the hills, prairies, ponds, and streams. Our landscape watched the mammoths roam, it watched the furious madness of civilization, and it will watch the manmade eyesores dissolve into ancient ruins. Waking up in the civilized world each morning is a jolt — jets, sirens, the endless rumble of machines. Most of us live amidst hordes of two-legged tumbleweeds, nameless strangers. We are the people from... more »

Herald on Labour’s election bribe

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The way the *Herald* sees it this morning: [image: image] Even the *Herald* is prepared to go hard against the idea of taxpayers further subsidising the taxpaid generation. Labour proposes to replace doctors' discretion with free consultations and medicines to the over-65s regardless of their ability to pay. It would give the elderly the same benefits provided to children up to age 13 in this year's Budget, which Labour endorses… Labour is offering free doctors and medicines to a generation that grew up in a welfare state, attended university at a fraction of the cost faced ... more »

D's short update: RIP my well traveled computer!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Well My friends.... today was the day that I finally had to say good bye to my overly abused and well traveled computer. After many many months of a missing "F" key, then a scorched keyboard, the over heating fan, and the slightly epileptic screen.... today she added her last \ to the end of my sentences. It was a quiet passing, no smoke or fires.... one minute she was happily playing The Amazing Spiderman 2 and keeping my kids oh so happy..... the next minute, she sighed a peaceful sigh, the screen went black and her lights blinked for the last time. \ I will miss her.\ \ In the m... more »

Interview with founder of Class Dojo @ the Chalk Face

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
Do you use Class Dojo? I did, last year, and I’ll do it again. Really simple tool. Great interface. I saw results, almost immediately, that were sustained for months. We do not often get to hear from app developers, so listen here as the new Dojo feature is announced publicly for the first time. You […]

Why Are The Button Down Republicans Still Beating The Cool Democrats At Social Media?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
We did our first congressional twitter directory 3 years ago. It's amazing how many of them are no longer in Congress. In California alone, missing from action: *•* @eltongallegly24 *•* @RepHowardBerman *•* @RepLRichardson *•* @RepJerryLewis *•* @BacaCA43 *•* @MaryBonoMack *•* @CongBobFilner And every year there's a spate of articles about how the Republicans in Congress have more Twitter and Facebook followers than congressional Democrats. In 2010, there was an enthusiasm gap between fired up Republican GOP social media mavens and stuffy old Democrats. HeadCount pointed out back... more »

Untitled

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Allan Toffler was not kidding and we are all surfers now we are trying to find a cut where we can ride without getting crushed Surfing I tried it once and at that time I could be considered by a low threshold an athlete It was fucking impossible So if I can not surf like Charlie what can I do? Pick crops grown in a hundred mile circle and enjoy the harvest ever nite with a bride that makes my struggle light Yeah that's right Paradise can be found in other places than under a incandescent dashboard light The future is all local cause no one can afford the cost to rule the world ... more »

Cardinal Filoni: “My mission in Iraq is to give moral, spiritual and psychological support”

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Cardinal Filoni: “My mission in Iraq is to give moral, spiritual and psychological support." Source: romereports. Date Published: August 11, 2014. Description: Pope Francis met with Cardinal Fernando Filoni yesterday at Santa Marta before the prelate travels to Iraq.

“West Coast Devastation Continues: Seals, Oysters, Pelicans, Fish, Squid- All Sick, Dying Or Failing To Breed”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“West Coast Devastation Continues: * *Seals, Oysters, Pelicans, Fish, Squid- All Sick, Dying Or Failing To Breed”* by Ethan A. Huff “The makings of a mass-level extinction event in the world's oceans appear disturbingly imminent, as marine species after marine species washes ashore on the Pacific West Coast. Ailing seals, dead fish, missing pelicans and much more are being reported in the media as scientists struggle to figure out what, exactly, is causing entire marine ecosystems to suffer and die, seemingly inexplicably. Much of the carnage is being reported in California, wher... more »

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