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Sunday, August 17, 2014

17 August - Blogs I'm Following

Yesterday's post...wouldn't.  Running out of time to mess around - browser crash and more - I posted to oldephartte.blogspot.ca

10:31pm MDST

Life Aboard The USS George H.W. Bush (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush as an MH-60S Sea Hawk takes off from the flight deck on Aug. 13. (Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Card) *An Inside Look At Life Aboard The USS George H.W. Bush In 19 Photos -- Daily Signal* Aircraft from the USS George H.W. Bush have facilitated airstrikes on the Islamic State militants in Iraq since Aug. 8. Their goal is to protect American citizens and personnel in Iraq, and help the Yezidi religious minority hiding with little ... more »

China-- Danced With Wind And Danced With Fire

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 31 minutes ago
In June my friend Qiao Li explained the concept of China's Naked Officials for us: "Naked officials" (裸体官员) are Chinese bureaucrats who send their family members overseas with the illegal assets they amassed through corruption and graft. These officials are “naked” as they are the only ones left behind, working hard to accumulate and funnel capitals overseas under the names of their relatives to popular destinations like the U.S., Canada and the U.K, investing their transferred funds in financial, real estate, energy, and other lucrative sectors. Banking on bribes to allow force... more »

Interview - Lisa Bell of Solarproducts.me

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 31 minutes ago
[image: Interview - Lisa Bell of Solarproducts.me]*Lisa Bell of Solarproducts.me* *I first met Lisa Bell on Ozoshare. Her profile fascinated me. She shared a lot of great content on everyday solar products.As I got acquainted with Lisa, I learned that she owns Solarproducts.me where, in addition to selling solar items, she educates both adults and children on solar energy. I've found wonderful articles and resources on the site.I recently had the opportunity to ask Lisa a few questions. Here's our interview:* *SF:* Hi Lisa, thanks for joining us today. When did you first become ... more »

(Shallow Reporting Pseudo-Feuds?) North Carolina’s (Duke-Sponsored) Governor Has Decided He Wants the State To Get Fracked - Whether It’s Safe or Not (Turning Tar Heels Into Tar Balls) So Now Dumbest State; Second Ex-Citadel Worker Guilty in Trade-Secrets Case; Human Rights Watch Barred from Egypt (It's Not About You - It's About Hillary (and Obama) - And The Owners) Earning the Templeton! Fraud

Have you ever tried to make yourself cry (to clear out the clogs (over political realities, of course)) - get irrationally emotional - blame everyone who treated you badly in exactly the sensitive manner in which you thought they deserved? Not me. I credit this: Join the march. Sign the petition! 100,000 People Sign-up To Support NYT Reporter James Risen, Who Is Facing Jail* More

8.30 TOKYO Halt Restart of Sendai Power Plant! Big Demo In Front of Diet Building | Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 49 minutes ago
Halt Restart of Sendai Power Plant! August 30 Big Demo In Front of Diet Building | Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes

Proposition 64

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
The AIDS Crisis - Webster Tarpley on Crossfire (1986) from Spike EP on Vimeo . California Proposition 64, or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Act of 1986, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in California as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. * Yes: 2,039,744 (29.3%) No: 5,012,255 (70.7%) * * "Declares that AIDS is an infectious, contagious and communicable disease and that the condition of being a carrier of the HTLV-III virus is an infectious, contagious and communicable condition. Requires both be placed on the list of reportable diseases and conditio... more »

With Libya Descending Into Chaos, Pleas For International Help Go Unanswered

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Libya's Pleas For International Help Go Unanswered -- Deutsche Welle* Politicians in restless Libya have called on the United Nations to take measures to protect civilians. How this could be done, however, remains unclear. The international community's options are limited. The appeal came from Libya's far northeast in the coastal city of Tobruk, near the border with Egypt and around 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) east of the capital Tripoli. That's how far the newly appointed parliament has fled to escape the attacks and shootings in the capital. Libyan politicians urged the Unite... more »

Live Stream: Shots Fired at Police and Media in Ferguson

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 hour ago
Infowars has a live UStream right there at the front where it's all going down (below). We have the "I am Mike Brown from Ferguson MO" live stream and the local Fox affiliate's live stream, as well.(you can view all three livestreams below). Reddit has a live stream gathering all the information coming out as it happens here. *If you lose the connection, refresh screen.* *Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream* *Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream* *Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream* *You can visit our Michael Brown article archi... more »

Israel's Gift: The American Quagmires In Iraq And Afghanistan

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
The situation in Iraq right now is a real mess… The former Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has been forced out of office by the Americans because he had started to no longer obey his American masters and was beginning to do what the Iraqi people had always wanted for themselves. And of course we still have the situation in northern Iraq where the US/Israeli bought and paid for "ISIS" force of mercenaries and hoodlums is running rampant and killing innocent Iraqis in the process…. Iraq is definitely in the process of being torn apart….. The situation in Afghanistan is not muc... more »

Kurdish Militant Leader Abdullah Ocalan: War With Turkey Nearing An End

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Abdullah Öcalan. (Photo: DHA) *Jailed Kurdish Leader Says War With Turkey Nearing End: Firatnews -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan said his movement's 30-year war with Turkey's government was nearing its end through democratic negotiations, Firatnews agency reported. Ankara began peace talks with the Kurdish leader in 2012 in a bid to end a 30-year-old insurgency which has killed 40,000 people, riven the country and battered its economy. A ceasefire called by Ocalan in March 2013 has largely held. "This 30-year war is nearing its end through ... more »

Putin's Policy of War Avoidance and Sovereign National Interdependence

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
It's not a supposition. It's history, and extremely well-documented. Maddeline Albright wanted a military confrontation with Russia (and possibly China) over Serbia, while Putin was Prime Minister - the world came right to the brink on June 20th 1999. Putin outwitted NATO, and backed off the Zionists and NeoCons in Clinton's rogue cabinet by having Yeltsin publicly had Bill Clinton Lee Harvey Oswald's complete KGB File at the start of the G8 meeting the following week. The USS Missouri fired on, and sank the flagship of the Russian Submarine fleet, the Kursk, in Russian ter... more »

Untitled

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 hour ago
Michelle Rhee has failed as a test-driven education reformer. Rhee taught for three years (1992-95) in Baltimore as part of Teach for America (TFA). By her own admission, her first year was terrible. She taped students’ mouths and made them bleed, and she dropped a student off after a filed trip at an unverified residence. […]

Property rights v development?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
*Guest post by Mark Tammett* Unfashionable I know, in this election period, but I’d like to talk about policy. Specifically, new policies affecting residents of Christchurch – possible precursors to policies in the rest of the country. I’m talking about the council’s Christchurch Central Development Unit’s new "Liveable City" plan that, according to one objector, treats existing residents as expendable: This proposal has the worthwhile aim of increasing the number of people living in the central city to between 12,000 and 24,000, but proposes using deeply unfair means… The sole m... more »

again

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

"Self Worth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

"The Others..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know." - W. H. Auden

The Difficulty of Attributing Ends to Means - Selenium and Heart Disease

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 2 hours ago
One of the arguments used by New Zealand's Public Health experts still opposed to LCHF and Paleo diets - opposed, that is to the idea of the more saturated animal fats being safe, either overall, or in a mainly wholefood, low carb context - is that low-fat dietary guidelines, and the decreased intake of butter, with increased use of margarine and seed oils, ought to be given some of the credit for a decreased rate of heart disease in the past 30 years. They'll acknowledge that smoking cessation (to be fair, they had a bit to do with this too) accounts for some of the decrease. But is... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. *Click image for larger size.* Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it ta... more »

Quotes About ISIS And Its Expansion In Iraq By Experts

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Photo Source: AFP/Getty.* "ISIS isn't an Islamic state. They're a Zarqawist death cult, the Khmer Rouge of the Middle East--and will do as much damage if not defeated." - *Joel Rayburn, author of, "Iraq after America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance" (2014).* "The more I dig into ISIS ops across northern Iraq, the more I see a pathological campaign to eliminate Shia, mainly Turkmen but also Arabs." - *Michael Knights, Lafer fellow at The Washington Institute.* "Since Isis took over large swaths of Iraq, in particular, Arabic media outlets of all types have produced reports abou... more »

Taxes cost jobs

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Labour wants jobs, and they want to raise taxes. The Greens quite like jobs, but they really do want to raise taxes. Internet/Mana don’t give a shit about jobs, and they really, really want to stiff you on taxes. At least Laila Harre’s crew are honest. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Urban Gadabout: Curiosity (Plus news from OHNY, MAS, the NY Transit Museum, and Jack Eichenbaum, including another trek on the No. 7 train)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*On Saturday, September 6, Norman Oder leads the MAS walking tour "Long Island City, Queens in Flux: Court Square and Hunters Point." I've done at least six or seven tours with Norman now, and they've all been tremendously rewarding.* *by Ken* If you look among the newly announced September, October, and November walking-tour offerings of the Municipal Art Society at the description of Francis's Morrone's September 28 tour, "Then and Now: Jane Jacobs and the West Village," you'll see that it -- looks at the life and work of Jane Jacobs, whose 1961 book *The Death and Life of Grea... more »

Finding Ferguson

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*by Paul Jacob* A week ago last Saturday, at high noon in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was black, Wilson is white. Protests immediately followed, understandably; sadly, so did rioting and looting. Not to mention dueling narratives. Michael Brown was an unarmed kid walking to his grandmother’s house on that fateful day, and would have been on his way to college this fall. Instead, according to some accounts, Brown was gunned down in the sweltering August street in a hail of bul... more »

CTA Joins Forces with CorpEd to End Teacher Due Process

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
from WSWS.org: By Alan Gilman 28 June 2014 On June 25, Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 215, legislation which streamlines the teacher dismissal process. The bill was lobbied heavily by the California Teachers Association (CTA) which joined with the right-wing anti-teacher organization EDVoice to get the bill passed. The issue concerning the process for firing teachers rose to prominence in 2012 when a teacher in Los Angeles was charged with committing 23 counts of lewd conduct upon several of his students. Although the teacher later pled guilty and wa... more »

Putin’s libertarians

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*Guest post from our Russian correspondent, Mikhail Svetov* [image: u-genghis-khan-monument]I DECIDED TO WRITE THIS after I noticed that western libertarians have unaccountably developed a soft spot for Russian president Vladimir Putin. The consensus among them seems to be that Putin is in the right in Ukraine. Even Ron Paul, whom I normally admire, has fallen for his charms. But as a Russian libertarian myself, it leaves me disappointed and terribly sad. The biggest complaint from libertarians about the Ukraine seems to be that the government in Kyiv is somehow “fascist,” which ... more »

David Berliner @ the Chalk Face offers some words of wisdom.

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 4 hours ago
I paraphrase, check the audio: If you’re going to be a profession of sheep, then you’ll be run by wolves. Great conversation.Filed under: @TCF Radio Episodes Tagged: at the chalk face, berliner, education reform, NEPC, teacher evaluation, vam

Heroic YPG Sacrificed To Save Yezidis While US-Backed KRG Peshmerga Faced ISIS With Yellow Eyes And Ran Away Like Rats In The Night

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
[image: Image: Iraqi volunteers from the Yazidi sect gather during a training camp at the Serimli military base, which is controlled by YPG, in Qamishli] *The YPG in Syria are training the Yezidi refugees they rescued in Iraq. Photo Source: Reuters. * There is a worrying trend in Iraq and across the Middle East. U.S-trained armies are breaking down and abandoning their posts in the face of the ISIS onslaught. The Iraqi army ran away when ISIS invaded Mosul in June, and the Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government did likewise when ISIS invaded the Sinjar region. It l... more »

Robin Williams Explains 'Jihad'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago

September 11th 2001 - The Third Occasion when Vladamir Putin Prevented World War III

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
September 11th 2001 - The Third Occasion when Vladamir Putin Prevented World War III from Spike EP on Vimeo. *BUSH AND PUTIN ON 9/11* The potential for a thermonuclear confrontation or even of an all-out thermonuclear exchange growing out of 9/11 has generally been ignored by the US controlled media, but such a potential was clearly present. It was inherently present because of the tense relations among the US, Russia, and China in the wake of the bombing of Serbia and the Kursk incident. It was made explicit when a flying object, probably a cruise missile, hit the Pentagon. As ... more »

MAKE IT BETTER FOR MY SON

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Captain Ron Johnson spoke of the need for communication, understanding, and faith at Sunday’s Rally for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Johnson began by apologizing to Brown’s family. “I wear this uniform, and I should stand up here and say that I’m sorry,” Johnson said to a long round of applause. “I’ll tell you right now, I came in today and saw people cheering and people clapping; this is what the media needs to put on TV.” Johnson replaced Ferguson Police Chief Jon Belmar after several days of over-militarized police presence led to a crisis in the St. Louis suburb. Johnson cit... more »

President Obama Planning Brief Return To Washington In The Middle Of His Vacation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Vacationing Obama Plans Brief Return to Washington -- VOA* President Barack Obama, who is on a two-week vacation to Massachusetts with his family, will return briefly to Washington for meetings, the White House said on Sunday. Obama is scheduled to be back at the White House Sunday around 11 p.m. EDT (0300 UTC), USA Today reported. While the White House did not say why Obama would need to attend unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers, The Associated Press reported that part of the decision appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spendin... more »

Tunisia's Libya Refugees

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
Tunisia's Libya Refugees. Source: CCTV Africa. Date Published: August 17, 2014. Description: Since NATO helped the Libyan rebels overthrow Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the country has descended into chaos. More than a million Libyans had sought shelter in neighbouring Tunisia, hoping their stay would be short lived and that stability would return to their homeland. Many are now facing the reality that their stay in Tunisia might be much longer than they had planned.

Understanding Piketty, part 2

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 5 hours ago
In my last post, I gave an introduction to the massive data work underlying *Capital in the Twenty-First Century*, as well as two clear results from Piketty's work. First, he showed that the optimistic Kuznets view after World War II that inequality was well on its way to being conquered was wrong, based on putting too much stock into a short-term trend. Inequality in fact has been increasing in the industrialized world since about 1980. Second, Piketty showed that a slow-growth economy is ripe for an increasing concentration of wealth in society, absent government action to counter ... more »

Ferguson is a symptom of larger problems facing the US - Poverty , Inequality / Rise of the 1 percenters vs the rest of the US , the perception at a minimum that laws apply only to one class of citizen and not to others , the sense that Democracy is evaporating away , the evaporating opportunity for advancement facing vast stretches of Americans across races and hues if not part of the " Elite " Class and the rising sense of nothing left to lose ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-17/charting-poverty-ferguson-then-and-now Charting Poverty In Ferguson: Then And Now [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/17/2014 17:05 -0400 - Ben Bernanke - Ben Bernanke - None - Reality - Unemployment inShare While there have been many socio-economic 'explanations and justifications' for the recent events in Ferguson, many of which have exceeded the realm of the factual and have brazenly encroached on feelings, emotions, heartstrings, and various other of the media's favorite manipulative m... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Can The Democrats Win Back The House In November? Probably But It Would Take The Kind Of Bold Thinking And Bold Action They Fear

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The 1st idiot to run the DCCC, James Rood Doolittle, and the current incompetent, Steve Israel The DCCC started in 1866 and the first chairman set the tone for the impossibly incompetent organization House Democrats depend on today. Chairman #1, James Rood Doolittle of Wisconsin, didn't quite know what he was politically. He started as a Democrat, then switched to the Republicans and then switched back to the Democrats and was a prominent opponent of the Fifteenth Amendment , the one that gave former slaves U.S. citizenship. He was such a lousy chairman (1868) that they operated with... more »

Top General: NATO Would Use Military Force If Russia Uses A Crimea-Style Infiltration Against A NATO State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of the U.S. European Command General Philip Breedlove speaks during a news conference at the National Defence headquarters in Ottawa May 6, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Chris Wattie *NATO Would Respond Militarily To Crimea-Style Infiltration: General -- Reuters* (Reuters) - If Russia tries to infiltrate troops into a NATO country, even out of official military uniform as it did before it annexed Ukraine's Crimea, NATO will respond militarily, the alliance's top commander said in an interview published on Sunday. Soldiers wearing uniform... more »

The Disintegration Of Iraq Will Be The Legacy Of Nouri al-Maliki

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Coming Disintegration Of Iraq -- Joel Rayburn, Washington Post* Inside the legacy of Nouri al-Maliki Nouri al-Maliki may have agreed to step down as prime minister of Iraq on Thursday, but the damage he has wrought will define his country for decades to come. The stunning collapse of the Iraqi state in its vast northern and western provinces may be Maliki’s most significant legacy. After nine decades as the capital of a unitary, centralized state, Baghdad no longer rules Kurdistan, nor Fallujah, nor Mosul, and might never rule them again. To his likely successor, Haider al-Ab... more »

'Dateline' - Guest of (Dis)Honour (Update)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Here's an update to the post Guest of (Dis)honour, which listed all the guests on *Dateline London*, and revealed that the controversial Palestinian (extremist) journalist Abdel Bari Atwan was the programme's most regular guest by some margin. That post appeared in November 2012. Many editions of *Dateline *have passed since then. Who's top of the *Dateline *pops now? Well, here are the total number of appearances of all *Dateline*'s guests since 30 October 2010 (with apologies for the list's untidy look). It shows that Abdel Bari Atwan keeps his crown as the most regular *Date... more »

METRO EVENT | Alice Embree : Israeli author and peace activist to speak in Austin

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
Related: Latin American countries are breaking with the U.S. on its uncondiditonal support for Israel. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 17, 2014 Event: Speaker: Israeli activist Miki Peled Place: Westminister Presbyterian Church Address: 3208 Exposition Blvd., … finish reading *METRO EVENT* | Alice Embree : Israeli author and peace activist to speak in Austin

"Memory, Meanings, Moments and Madness: Wanderers In No Man's Land"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Memory, Meanings, Moments and Madness: Wanderers In No Man's Land" by Chris Floyd "Zachary Mason's remarkable new novel, "The Lost Books of the Odyssey," is based on a grain of fact. Before the stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey were crystallized and canonized in the books of Homer sometime in the 8th century B.C., various (and often conflicting) tales of the Trojan War and its heroes had floated around in various forms for hundreds of years. Some of these variants survive in fragments of other ancient works, like ghostly echoes of alternative universes. Mason's intriguing fiction... more »

"I Can Choose..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." - Groucho Marx

Misogyny at the Morning Star?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Rory MacKinnon, a journalist at the *Morning Star* for the last three years has resigned from the paper. This comes after facing disciplinary action for pursuing the case of Caroline Leneghan. Readers and left-watchers may recall that Caroline went public with some very serious domestic violence allegations against her former partner, RMT assistant general secretary Steve Hedley. A full account of what has happened with Rory is available here and here. So what is going on? Why has the paper - one of the few to give domestic violence the seriousness it is due - attacked the messenger... more »

"7 Signs You're in a Manipulative Relationship"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"7 Signs You're in a Manipulative Relationship"* by Colleen Oakley “Christine Donovan knew something wasn't right in her relationship when she didn't want to go home from work. "I felt anxious all the time," she says. "I never knew what kind of mood he would be in, or if I had unknowingly done something that would have upset him." But Christine wasn't in an abusive relationship - at least none that she had ever seen. "He didn't hit me or get violently angry. I just thought we were having normal relationship problems that we needed to work through," she says. The type of guy Christ... more »

mini-garden update: the eggplant arrives

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
I grew this! It's eight inches long, and three more are on the way. What's ordinary to you veteran gardeners is still miraculous to me. Gardening on a small scale is easy, fun, and very rewarding. Next stop, eggplant recipes.

libraries with pride of place

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
Central Library at National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico CityWhile I wait impatiently to post some exciting news, please enjoy these photos of amazing libraries all over the world. I've seen six on this list: New York Public Library, Butler Library at Columbia University, Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at University of Toronto, Trinity College in Dublin, Central Library at University of Mexico (from the outside only), and Los Angeles Central Library. Library photos from BuzzFeed.

THE KILLING CULTURE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Why? Because we can we want to feel powerful and dominant that's what we do in this culture We are taught to win at all cost we can kill them fast or we can kill them slow Our mission our job our role in America says Pentagon is 'security export' we are warriors hunters killers We've been chosen by the man we are the primary resource extraction service for corporate globalization We do it because we can it's our culture 'full spectrum dominance'

Stability over insanity in Iraq...yeah, right

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*With New Zealand wanting a seat on the UN Security Council, it can't just stay quiet about ISIS, says Olivia Pierson in this Guest Post.* Before 2003, when Saddam Hussein tyrannised Iraq with his secret police, torture chambers and death squads, many, if not most in the west, claimed that he was still the best man for the job "because he kept stability in the region." In fact, he was the brutal dictator of a psychopathic regime left to dehumanise Iraqi citizens, systematically breaking their hearts and minds over a thirty year time-line. That is until the coalition forces led by ... more »

Is The U.S. Abandoning Baghdad To The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
An American fighter launching from the USS George HW Bush to strike Isis targets in Iraq. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters *Fears Grow In Baghdad That US Is Abandoning The City To Its Fate -- The Guardian* Resentment grows in capital over perceived American preference to fight for Kurds rather than ousted Maliki Iraq's political class has watched with fear and envy in the last fortnight as American jets have slowed the Islamic State extremist group's advance towards the Kurdish stronghold of Irbil. At the same time the group, formerly known as Isis, has been trying to encircl... more »

Israel To Counter Hamas' Tunnels With 'Iron Spade'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Iron Spade - Israel to come up with new anti-tunnel weapon system to tackle Hamas militants in Gaza. Reuters file photo *'Iron Spade' - Israel's New Weapon Against Hamas Terror Tunnels -- IBTimes* Israel is believed to be working on its newest weapon system, codenamed "Iron Spade", in its fight against the sophisticated terror tunnels developed over the years by Hamas. In what has been described as the underground equivalent of Israel's successful Iron Dome missile interceptor system, the Iron Spade will detect Hamas fighters' attempts to dig tunnels, a Sunday Times report said. I... more »

Hams Warns Israel To Accept Their Demands Or Expect A Long War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Hamas Says Israel Must Accept Palestinian Demands Or Face Long War -- Reuters* Reuters) - Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: "Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face a long war." Israel launched its military campaign on July 8 to quell cross-border rocket fire from Hamas in Gaza. The United Nations ... more »

New Book Reveals How Al Qaeda Leader Anwar al-Awlaki Was Set Up With The Promise Of Marriage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*How The CIA Set A Terrorist Up With ‘Groupie’ For Marriage — And Death -- New York Post* In September 2009, Morten Storm, a young Danish national-turned-Islamic jihadist, flew to Yemen to visit an old friend — Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist leading al Qaeda in Yemen. Awlaki had been released from prison two years prior. He had served an 18-month sentence on ambiguous charges. After his release, Awlaki went underground. He soon sent Storm an e-mail. “Come to Yemen,” it read. “I need to see you.” As a UK resident with a Yemeni wife, Storm was highly valuable to Awlaki... more »

Trash in the Pacific Ocean

LeDaro at LeDaro - 11 hours ago
We humans are doing a good job to pollute our planet. Not in too distant future it may become unlivable. You may watch the video here.

Up To 3,000 Women And Girls Kidnapped By Islamic State Jihadis In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Displaced Yazidis who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province *Up To 3,000 Women And Girls Kidnapped By Islamic State Jihadis In Iraq In Just A Fortnight - And Hundreds Of Men Who Refuse To Convert Have Been Shot Dead -- Daily Mail* * Innocent Yazidi children have suffered harrowing ordeals in northern Iraq * Kidnappings 'happened in areas where residents took up arms against IS' * Women are being held separately from the men in IS-controlled ... more »

Ghost of Sunday Classics: At Castle Adamant, behind enemy lines, the truth is found, the truth is found!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*How we got here*: *Hilarion, Cyril, and Florian make their entry into the grounds of Castle Adamant, from a Savoynet production in Bruxton.* *"Darwinian Man, though well-behav'd,at best is only a monkey shav'd!"* *-- Lady Psyche, in Act II of Princess Ida* *by Ken* Last week, in "Prince Hilarion's mission of the heart," we left our royal wooing party -- comprising Prince Hilarion and his childhood friends Cyril and Florian -- safely embedded behind enemy walls, in the garden of Castle Adamant, seat of the woman's college founded by Princess Ida, Hilarion's betrothed since she was... more »

IN MEMORY OF MY TWIN BROTHER, BOBBY

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*My twin brother Bobby died on August 17th, 2013 but he still* *lives in my heart.* I felt a deep sense of sadness this last week before I realized that I was approaching the one year anniversary of his passing. I still feel his presence in my soul because he is now one of the many angels watching over me. *Those who we love deeply become part of us forever and Bobby* *will always be a part of me.* Being a twin is an exhilarating experience for I have been twice blessed ~ One for having a traveling companion on my 9 month journey to this planet, especially since we... more »

Heavy Fighting Reported Between Kurdish Forces And Islamic State Fighters In Northern Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Kurd Forces 'Advance' On Mosul Dam -- BBC* Kurdish sources say their forces "are advancing" in an offensive to retake Mosul dam from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A joint operation involving both Kurdish forces and US air strikes has been under way since 05:00 local time (03:00 GMT), the sources said. The strategic dam, which supplies water and electricity to northern Iraq, was seized by the militants on 7 August. IS has seized a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria, displacing millions. The reported US strikes followed nine conducted on Saturday against IS targets nea... more »

Who Broke-in to Justin Trudeau's House?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
So, I heard that Justin Trudeau's house was broken into from Montreal Simon's blog. Apparently Mr. Trudeau was on the road and his wife and children were sleeping. Nothing was missing but a "threatening note" was found. Occam's razor. My last boss was an outside-of-Toronto-living member of Ford Nation. Working-class guy who, through hard work and brains, became the property manager for a fairly big property owner. Obviously though, his brain capacity didn't extend into the world of politics. Anyhow, we were talking in his truck about federal politics and he asked me what I thought ... more »

A great artist . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 12 hours ago
MEL BLANC: The Man of a Thousand Voices is a delightful look at the man, the times he worked in — and all those wonderful critters. Enjoy. A great antidote for the depression of Harper Hell . . .

Ukraine Separatist Leader: Reinforcements Are Coming In From Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ukraine Separatist Leader Says Rebels Getting Tanks And Reinforcements -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukrainian rebels are receiving new armoured vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, with which they plan to launch a major counter-offensive against government forces, a separatist leader said in a video released on Saturday. The four-month conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached a critical phase, with Kiev and Western governments watching nervously to see if Russia will intervene in support of the increasingly besieged rebels - an intention Moscow denies. Alexander Zakharchenko, pri... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Another week, another weekend rant…. Again we are watching the planet go to heck, and again it is time for my own two cents worth about what is really going on…. First, I am again getting a deluge of insulting comments and slurs from who are obviously Hasbara/JIDF agents. I never ever publish such trash and drivel, and always put them into my ever increasing spam list. It also seems that the reason why these comments do increase is because I am right "over the target" when I post some material. But the real question that I have always pondered is this: ... more »

Militarized Police Return to Ferguson to Battle Peaceful Curfew Disobedience

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
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Study suggests federal law to combat use of 'club drugs' has done more harm than good

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
*Activist Post* A federal law enacted to combat the use of "club drugs" such as Ecstasy — and today's variation known as Molly — has failed to reduce the drugs' popularity and, instead, has further endangered users by hampering the use of measures to protect them. University of Delaware sociology professor Tammy L. Anderson makes that case in a paper she will present at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. The paper, which has been accepted for publication this fall in the American Sociological Association journal *Contexts*, examines the unintended ... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*Sean Payton reviews the Saints preseason home opener * *Two applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit ~Bob Marshall, The Lens* *Displaced from one camp, city’s homeless set up another ~Dan Lawton, New Orleans Advocate * *Mardi Gras 2015: 6 months out, New Orleans yearns for beads, bands, balls and brisk air ~Chris Waddington*

Ukraine Now Downplaying Reports That It's Military Destroyed A Russian Convoy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian military vehicles drive along the road outside Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia, on Saturday. Reuters *Ukraine Plays Down Significance Of Destruction Of Russian Military Convoy -- Wall Street Journal* *European Leaders Meet in Effort to Bring Ukraine, Russia to Negotiating Table* Ukraine and Russia on Saturday appeared to be seeking to avoid a broader confrontation in the wake of Kiev's claim it destroyed most of a Russian military convoy that entered its territory, as the European Union intensified its efforts to bring the two countries to the negotiating table. Col. Andriy L... more »

Andrew Mazzone Interviews PCR: "Of all my interviews, this one is the best." -- Paul Craig Roberts

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ *SMART TALK* *"I ask no one who may read this book to accept my views. I ask him to think for himself." Henry George in Social Problems* *Smart Talk with Andrew Mazzone and Dr. Paul Craig Roberts* Smart Talk is a series of discussions with leading economists around the world moderated by Andrew Mazzone. This is an interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. Dr. Roberts has had careers in scholarship and academia, journalism, public service, and business. He is chairman of The Institute for Political Economy. Dr. Roberts was awarded the Treasury Depa... more »

Merck’s Gardasil Vaccination Killing Pre-Teens?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
*Experimental Vaccines - Kenny Valenzuela* Wisconsin mom: ‘Did HPV vaccine kill my 12-year-old daughter?’ CDC Reports Autism Increases to 1 in 68 Children Healthy and active daughter, 12, collapses and dies after getting vaccine CDC Admits Vaccines Contain a Carcinogen Investigation into death of 12-year-old continues HPV Vaccine Insert Lists Death as Adverse Event Utah health official bans Gardasil, stirring controversy 743,000 Gardasil Shots Recalled: Contaminated with Glass Particles Japan Withdraws HPV Vaccine Recommendation for Girls Gardasil Vaccine Causing Ovarian Failure Vaccine... more »

Comin' at ya . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 13 hours ago
WHEN THE JOBS DISAPPEAR it's going to be really tough on capitalism. This video is an accurate forecast without the hype of what kind of changes are coming for your children to deal with. The next thirty years are going to be so interesting . . .

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 17, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ukraine Says Its Troops Make Breakthrough In Rebel Stronghold -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev said on Sunday, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraine's efforts to crush pro-Moscow separatists. Ukrainian officials allege though that the rebels are fighting a desperate rearguard action to hold on to Luhansk -- which is their supply route into neighboring Russia -- and say the flow of weapons and fighters from Russia has accelerated. The foreign mi... more »

Bricks of Logic: The Prison for your Mind

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
Morpheus: I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain. But you feel it. You've felt it your entire life. That there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is but it's there, like a splinter in your mind driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about? Neo: The Matrix? Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is? The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us, even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your wind... more »

Old TV Commercial Jokes about Ebola, “Don’t Worry, It’s Not an Airborne Strain”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
*Truthstream Media* But but…we thought there was no airborne strain…? There is no shortage of Ebola jokes (for some demented reason, a la Sick, Sad World). We remember this series of commercials being pretty annoying but this is just plain horrible. You can visit our Ebola article archive here. *Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton created Truthstream Media.com as an outlet to examine the news, uncover the deceptions, pierce through the fabric of illusions, know the real enemy, unshackle from the system, and begin to imagine the path towards taking back our lives, one step at a time, ... more »

Hezbollah Sees The Islamic State As A Mortal Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Hezbollah Sees Islamic State Insurgents As Threat To Gulf, Jordan -- Reuters* The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an interview printed on Friday. In a separate speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Islamic State also posed an existential threat to his own nation, Lebanon, the target of an incursion by Islamist insurgents from Syria this month. He said his heavily armed Shi'ite Muslim group was ready to fi... more »

You Can Be Assured That Agent Provocateurs Are "LOOTING" And Throwing "MOLOTOV COCKTAILS" In Ferguson

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 14 hours ago
It's an age-old tactic. The government & media use it at all protests. They used it at the Occupy protests. They use it at all the G8 protests. The government send in "agent provocateurs" who LOOT and throw MOLOTOV COCKTAILS and trash stores. Then the media changes the story from the actual peaceful protests to stories of "LOOTING", protesters throwing "MOLOTOV COCKTAILS", and trashing stores. It's the same pattern over and over. Officials have ADMITTED the do this. Agent provocateurs HAVE BEEN CAUGHT. It's the 100% plan against every big protest. When the media then pushes the st... more »

A Deeper Look Inside 'The Islamic State' The Terror Group That Wants To Raise The Falg Of Allah At The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Islamic State (Full Length Video) -- Vice/YouTube* The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the group has announced its intention to reestablish the caliphate and has declared its leader, the shadowy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the caliph. The lightning advances the Islamic State made across Syria and Iraq in June shocked the world. But it's not just the group's military victories that have garnered attention — it's also the... more »

Germany found to have tapped phones of John Kerry and also spied on Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan for years ! Germany should pipe down on the outrage of US spying on Merkel it would appear .......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
http://rt.com/news/180840-germany-spied-kerry-turkey/ Germany tapped John Kerry’s phone, spied on Turkey for years - report Published time: August 16, 2014 22:25 Edited time: August 17, 2014 12:51 Get short URL [image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (Reuters)] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (Reuters) 2K5302 Tags Germany, Intelligence, Security, Turkey,USA Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped at least one telephone conversation of US Secretary of State John Kerry and spied ... more »

How To Look Concern When Meeting The U.S. President (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Pete Souza/The White House *A Photographic Guide To Looking Concerned While Meeting With The President -- The Wire* If you're ever in a meeting with the leader of the free world, you know it's important. Or rather, you better show it's important. After careful study of the photographic record of the Obama administration, we can tell you everything you need to know about how to appropriately convey your sense of concern about whatever the other people in the room are talking about. There are several ways you can do this—leaning forward, nodding, not falling asleep—but the most ef... more »

SHOOTING, SEVERAL ARRESTS REPORTED AFTER FERGUSON CURFEW

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Protesters clashed with police after a curfew was imposed in Ferguson, Mo. CreditEric Thayer for The New York Times *by* KMOV *FERGUSON, Mo. — Hours after Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri imposed a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew on Saturday in this small city, a group of protesters defied the order and violence flared briefly on Sunday morning, a week after demonstrations erupted over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.* *A clash between the protesters and dozens of police officers in riot gear bega... more »

They Have To Blame Someone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
President Obama meets with members of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House, on January 29, 2010. The President's chair is marked with a plaque engraved with the date of his inauguration. (White House Photo/Pete Souza) *As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama’s Way -- Peter Baker, New York Times* WASHINGTON — In this summer of global tumult, the debate in Washington essentially boils down to two opposite positions: It is all President Obama’s fault, according to his critics; no, it is not, according to his supporters, because these are events beyond his control. Americans... more »

FEDS REACT TO MILITARIZED COPS IN FERGUSON

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Effort to end abuse will need to address entire police state *by* KURT NIMMO | INFOWARS.COM The militarized response to protests and media coverage in Ferguson, Missouri has forced the federal government to rethink its policy of sending military hardware to police departments. “I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message,” said Attorney General Eric Holder after police manhandled demonstrators, gassed a media crew, and used rubber bullets on protesters and journalists. Following critic... more »

SUNDAY SONG

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

Ferguson Updates ( August 17 , 2014 ) 40 FBI Agents descend upon Ferguson to investigate the Mike Brown Shooting ........ Faceoff with police continues overnight with some scattered violence and arrests during the continuing protests , violation of the state imposed curfew occurred but both sides showed restraint last night ...........

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
http://rt.com/usa/180448-ferguson-police-shooting-protest/ Militarized US police face-off with Ferguson protesters LIVE UPDATES Published time: August 14, 2014 22:51 Edited time: August 17, 2014 06:14 Get short URL [image: Riot police clear a street from demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. (Reuters / Mario Anzuoni)] Riot police clear a street from demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. (Reuters / Mario Anzuoni) 3.6K3.2K2 Tags Clashes, Crime, Law, Police, Protest,Security, Shooting, USA Tensions continue to mount in Ferguson, Missouri, as police respond wit... more »

VIDEO: FERGUSON DEMONSTRATORS DEFY MARTIAL LAW

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Tensions rise in the wake of Friday night's looting and vandalism Infowars broke curfew to display the First Amendment in Ferguson: Infowars reporters leave the police-run press zone to document protesters defying the curfew first hand. Below: Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson talks to Infowars prior to the curfew restriction, but is vague on curfew violation repercussions. *Warning: Video stream may contain adult language. Viewer discretion is advised.* *Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream* Infowars reporters are on the scene in Ferguson, Mo., the site o... more »

What Is Congress Going To Do About Police Militarization?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Militarization of local police forces began in earnest in 1991 when George H.W. Bush decided it was a good way to reward GOP Military Industrial Complex donors while fighting the so-called War on Drugs. Since then more than $5 billion worth of military equipment has been given to local police forces around the country. Along with the equipment has come an attitude of occupiers in an alien land where anything that moves could be the enemy-- especially if what's moving is a young minority male. As we've mentioned, last June Alan Grayson proposed an amendment to the Defense Departme... more »

Ukraine Updates ( August 17 , 2014 ) -- A positive development , Ukraine officially recognizes Humanitarian aid from Russia ..... Additional news of note from the battlefield and sanctions regimes watch ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
http://rt.com/news/180844-ukraine-recognizes-russia-humanitarian-aid/ Ukraine Minister of Social Policy Lyudmila Denisova has signed an order officially recognizing the Russian convoy stuck at the border as humanitarian aid cargo of the International Committee of the Red Cross. *"In accordance with Articles 4 and 5 of the Law of Ukraine 'On Humanitarian Aid' considering the initiative of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on receiving humanitarian aid within the framework of international humanitarian missions under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross... more »

Ukraine Updates ( August 14 , 2014 ) -- Ukraine in bloody chaos — Putin ( Good overview from Itar Tass ) ...... Ukraine passes latest sanctions against Russia measures ...... Federalist head of Luhansk People's Republic steps aside ....... Impact of Russia sanctions will bite EU , US and Australia noticeably ..... Latest news and updates....

Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-14/putin-punks-west-again-guardian-reports-russian-troops-enter-ukraine Putin Punks West (Again): Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Guardian Reports [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/14/2014 17:39 -0400 - Ukraine - Vladimir Putin inShare As Russia's 300-strong 'humanitarian' convoy of white trucks slithered towards the Ukraine border, it appears, according to The Guardian, that, in spite of the market's exuberance at this morning's comments of "avoiding conflict," *Vladimir Putin sent a real 'green' military ... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*University rankings out again* There are now rather a lot of these rankings, all using slightly different methodology, but the latest out is the well established Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking. No great surprises in the top ten, though Oxford would be sniffy about being ranked lower than Cambridge. As usual, Australian universities had a good showing, with Melbourne in the top 50 and ANU at 74, Queensland at 85 and UWA at 88. Queensland is my Alma Mater so nobody can cast nasturtiums on my background. My son is back there too. And one of Brisbane's newer universities (Griffith) ... more »

They Call That Stupid

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Droves of baby boomers -- myself included -- have lamented the political disengagement of the young. But, in the light of Michael Sona's conviction for election fraud last week, it strikes me that perhaps the young are on to something. Chantal Hebert writes: Electoral politics is a blood sport and an intoxicating addictive one at that, especially in an era of permanent campaigning. To work in federal politics these days is to breathe in partisan helium 24/7. Short-term strategic gaming matters more than long-term policy outcomes and consensus has become a poor cousin to finding a ... more »

Iraq Updates ( August 17 , 2014 ) Fighting around Mosul Dam in focus ( keep an eye on the Mosul Dam ) , as the focus has been assisting the Kurds and fighting ISIS in northern Iraq , Baghdad politicians asks " where are our US mercenaries ? " .........Death dealing around Iraq and tweets of note.... US denies air strikes in Syria ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
From Business Insider..... [image: iraq strikes] Anti War ...... As US Escalates in Northern Iraq, Baghdad Feels Left OutUS Plans Operations Across Southwest Anbar Province by Jason Ditz, August 16, 2014 Print This | Share This US warplanes began pounding the area around Mosul overnight in the heaviest airstrikes yet of the current air war in Iraq. The targets were mostly ISIS forces that have been fighting with the Peshmerga over the past weeks. That’s increasingly angering the Iraqi central government,which was on board for the US intervention in their ongoing war with IS... more »

Successful Coverup, Fall Guy Convicted

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 15 hours ago
The Conservative party has consistently said it ran a clean and ethical campaign and had nothing to do with what happened in Guelph and has also said that they 'fully cooperated ' with the investigation by Elections Canada. This being the case then how is it that only one person was charged, and now convicted, in what was obviously a far wider conspiracy? *November 14, 2013, One of Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s top advisers instructed a potential key witness in the robocalls investigation to delay an interview with an Elections Canada investigator until she could obtain legal advi... more »

Aisha North: A short update on the energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/a-short-update-on-the-energies-57/ A short update on the energies by Aisha North August 17, 2014 Let us begin this missive by saying that you have entered another one of those intense phases, where you will be as if churning in and out of a veritable maelstrom of different frequencies. This may sound more than a little daunting, but believe us when we say that you have all been well prepared for such an intensely transformational upheaval such as this. For once more you stand on the threshold of a huge leap in you vibrational frequencies,... more »

Teaching is Not a Business!!!

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
Teaching Is Not a Business By DAVID L. KIRPAUG. 16, 2014 Photo CreditEleanor Davis Continue reading the main storyShare This Page - TODAY’S education reformers believe that schools are broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the idea of competition. Others embrace disruptive innovation, mainly through online learning. Both camps share the belief that the solution resides in the impersonal, whether it’s the invisible hand of the market or the transformative power of technology. Neither strategy has lived up to its hype, and with go... more »

South Yorkshire Police accuse the BBC of breaching their editorial guidelines

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The strange affair of the BBC, the police and Sir Cliff Richard continues. According to *The Independent*: In a statement, South Yorkshire Police reiterated that "at no point" had it leaked information, which has been confirmed publicly by the BBC. On Friday Jonathan Munro, the BBC's head of news gathering, said there had been lots of questions about the original source of the story, tweeting: "We won't say who, but can confirm it was not South Yorks Police." The force acknowledged that it did confirm to a reporter at the corporation the date of the search of Sir Cliff's house, bu... more »

Bishops attacking Cameron, Iraq, Muslims responses to Iraq, female Muslim boxers, the Pope in South Korea and Vicky Beeching coming out as a lesbian

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
A couple of Sundays ago, Radio 4's *Sunday* featured an interview with the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, based on a letter he'd written to the *Observer* condemning the West's neglect of Christians in Iraq and calling for Britain to take some of them in, just as we did with the Ugandan Asians. He said that the anti-immigration mood in this country needed challenging. Last week's edition of *Sunday *amplified that call by interviewing both Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Welby on the subject in the wake of their endorsement of David Walker's views. This week's edition of *... more »

Chinese Shipyard CSSC launched the first Algerian Navy C28A Corvette

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: C28A Corvette]Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC, the largest shipbuilding group in China) launched the first C82A Corvette on order for the Algerian Navy on August 16 2014. Algeria signed a contract with China Shipbuilding Trading Co (CSTC) for construction of three C82A corvettes in March 2012. CSTC representatives at DSA 2014 explained to Navy Recognition that the ship would be about 120 meters in length, a breadth of 14.4 meters and a draft of 3.87 meters for a displacement of about 2880 tons. Read more

A looming civil war in Kiev?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
The Czech media such as Tyden.CZ (The Week) quickly informed about a new development in Northwestern Ukraine – perhaps, we should say that these developments took place on Facebook. ;-) A criminal and de facto minister of interior of Northwestern Ukraine Arsen Avakov – who has been arrested in Moscow for his usage of illegal means of warfare and mass murders of civilians but Moscow isn't able to put him in jail so far – has attacked Dmitry Yarosh, the boss of the Nazi paramilitary movement "The Right Sector" that has played the key role in the recent coup in Kiev. I can't see these... more »

NATO air force training slated for Czech Republic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: RNLAF F-16 Fighting Falcon]A large NATO aviation training with the participation of pilots and soldiers from 11 allied countries will take place in the Czech Republic in early September, Magdaléna Dvořáková, from the general staff press department, told ČTK. Along with Czech Gripen fighters and Soviet-made Mi helicopters, there will be the F-16s combat aircraft and Apache helicopters, Dvořáková said. The Czech government approved the exercise called Ample Strike 2014 this January. Read more

Missouri Highway Patrol to Run Ferguson Security, Governor Says

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-14/st-louis-county-police-to-be-removed-from-ferguson-clay.html *Missouri Highway Patrol to Run Ferguson Security, Governor Says* By Jonathan Allen and Toluse Olorunnipa Aug 14, 2014 9:47 PM GMT+0100 Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- University of Iowa Professor Colin Gordon discusses the plight of St Louis, MO and the protests taking place in the suburb of Ferguson. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg) Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered state troopers to take over security in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and U.S. President Ba... more »

S-300 and S-125 anti-aircraft missile complexes put into test in exercises of Azerbaijani Air Forces

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: S-125 ''Pechora-2'']Exercises of the Azerbaijani Air Forces led by Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov are continuing according to plan, the Defense Ministry’s press service reported to APA. According to the exercise scenario, the conventional enemy violating the airspace was found and the datum about it were passed over to the combat management station. Air targets were caught by radar and were immediately shot down by conventional shootings from S-300 PMU-2 "Favorite" and S-125 "Pechora-2" TM-type anti-aircraft missiles. Read more

A few small production pushes for LCA

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tejas LCA]A newly created division for the light combat aircraft (LCA) and a bid to make 80 per cent of its components locally are among recent moves taken to spur production of the made-in-India fighter plane once it crosses the last milestone for airworthiness, according to its developer and production agencies. The LCA Division was carved out a few months ago at the manufacturing partner, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. here. In the last one year, R&D agency Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and HAL met small- and mid-sized component manufacturers several times and encour... more »

Those "evil, racist White cops" in MO

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 20 hours ago
How dare those "evil, racist White cops" in Ferguson, Missouri defend themselves against a young, innocent *aspiring rapper/gangster* who just happened to rob a liquor store, and then proceeded to allegedly attack a police officer who confronted him shortly afterwards, purportedly attempting to take the officer's gun in the process! How dare those "evil, racist White cops" release the surveillance footage of aspiring scholar and Black role model, Michael Brown, robbing the liquor store! Everyone knows that the poor, harmless, innocent Blacks, who insist on looting and pillaging ... more »

Development of Sukhoi FGFA well on course, full-scale development contract being drafted

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]The front-end engineering design of Sukhoi FGFA, the fifth generation fighter plane being jointly developed by Russia and India for Indian Air Force has been completed. The United Aircraf Corporation (UAC), the company beghind the designing of the state-of-the-art fighter jet, is under the process of preparing the contract for full-scale development of the jet. The Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) or Perspective Multi-role Fighter (PMF) is a fifth-generation fighter being developed by India and Russia. Read more

PLA's JL-2 SLBM set to enter service in near future

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: JL-2 SLBM]The JL-2, China's second-generation submarine-launched ballistic missile, is set to enter service. China may develop its next generation with a range of at least 12,000 km in order to reach North America from the South China Sea, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily. The PLA Navy's nuclear-powered Type 094 submarine was spotted patrolling with the missile, which has a range of around 8,000 km and can carry multiple warheads, at the beginning of this year. The Chinese military ended its decade-long research, development and trials for the missile a... more »

Current weather most similar to the weather 5 years ago

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
For half an hour, I was now playing with an amusing meteorological question. If you want to use the approximation that the global weather is repeating itself, what is the previous year that is most similar to Summer 2014 and the previous year or so? I don't want to reveal my full methodology because you're invited to test your own approach to the question. But I took the RSS data from 1979, and reduced to the periods "minus two or three years" up to "a July", and compared these periods for different years on one side and "the period up to July 2014" on the other side. I first subtra... more »

U.S. Submarines Are Dying -- Will These 2 Companies Build Our New Nuclear Attack Subs?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Toledo (Los Angeles class SSN)]The U.S. fleet of nuclear-powered attack submarines is dying. The good news is the U.S. Navy has a plan to address this problem, and it would directly benefit sub makers General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls Industries . Here's what you need to know. There are three types of Navy subs: nuclear-powered cruise missile and special operations forces subs (SSGNs), nuclear-powered ballistic missile subs (SSBNs), and nuclear-powered attack subs (SSNs). Of these three types of vessels, it's the SSNs that make up the backbone of the Navy's subma... more »

Polls and Politics in Taipei

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*Another Lanyu pic, because I miss it so much.* Over on Twitter the very useful FormosaNation has tweeted round the lastest WantWant poll. Independent and former DPPer Shen Fu-hsiung has withdrawn from the Taipei mayor race, leaving independent Ko Wen-je and KMT scion Sean Lien facing off. WantWant has a new poll out which looks a lot like most of the other polls, giving Ko 39.5% to Lien's 30.1% among those likely to vote. Undecideds are at 25%. When asked who they thought would win, voters had Ko over Lien, 32.5% to 30.1%. Interestingly, these are almost the same numbers for Ko/Li... more »

It's not the politicians, guys II

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
From Don DeGlopper's *Lukang: Commerce and Community in a Chinese City. *It's old, but still relevant. Re the post two below this one It's not the politicians, guys: what kind of politicians do you think these people will elect? What kind of politics will we have in this world? The attack on Chen Chu over the Kaoshiung gas explosion is no different than any other attack on any other politician at any level -- this kind of thing goes on at the local level all the time, it just doesn't get reported because it's "local". All politics is local, as it was famous said, but in Taiwan, even... more »

Fukushima: "Devastating Mystery Illness Hits California Horses”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Devastating Mystery Illness Hits California Horses” * “Nobody will even tell us what it is."; Skin falling off, covered in painful lesions, eyes swollen shut, liver damage, fainting; Expert: "Never seen anything like it in 40 year career” by ENENews “*Daily Press, Aug 5, 2014*: MYSTERY ILLNESS — Alyssa Langel's three-year-old horse has large patches of skin exposed. Owners remain unsure what caused many horses to manifest swollen eyes and lips, as well as blisters. They heard of a similar outbreak affecting other horse communities in California. *CBS*, *Aug 6, 2014 (h/t Anonym... more »

Message From Higher Self - Consider The Flower

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
*Source:* *https://plus.google.com/u/0/116550793025117941917/posts*

Quote Of The Day...The First To Offer Help

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago

Life Update

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 22 hours ago
Not a lot of posting lately, as life is just happening and nothing ultra exciting is going on. Which is fine with me, as too much excitement exhausts me. We fired our yard guy. Well, told him we did not need his help anymore. When we first started using him, he worked hard and for the entire day and showed up every day except Sunday. But as time went on, a lot of things he did started to annoy us. First, every day, Kurt would get up at 655 AM to unlock our gate. Kurt is a light sleeper, so basically once he gets up for the morning he cannot come back to bed and sleep. The guy... more »

Gold , Silver and Precious Metal Update ( August 16 , 2014 ) Not a shocker that when you boil away the fat , it just comes down to the ongoing manipulations allowed by the " Powers That Be " ! Ed Steer's Saturday blog post , Gata links and Koos Jansen links headline items to read and ponder for this weekend !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 23 hours ago
http://www.caseyresearch.com/gsd/edition/goldcore-new-lbma-silver-fix-still-not-transparent ¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER There was little price activity or volume in gold up until around the noon silver fix in London on their Friday. Once the 'fix' was done for the day, then everything changed---and within the space of a couple of hours, the gold price was down twenty bucks, and back below its 50-day moving average. It remained down until about 10:30 a.m. EDT---and then rallied quite a bit, and back above it's 50-day moving average. The rally got capped at 12 noon---and then sold ... more »

Despite The Catastrophic Impact Of NAFTA, There Are Still A Few Democrats Joining The GOP To Back Treaties Like It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
When Obama was using populism as a tool to beat corporate Democrat Hilary Clinton, he found NAFTA a useful weapon to use against her and to rally the Democratic base to his side. He claimed he would renegotiate NAFTA if he were elected. "Our trade agreements," he thundered, "should not just be good for Wall Street it should also be good for Main Street. And the problem that we've had is that we've had is that we've had corporate lobbyists often times in negotiating these trade agreements; but the AFL-CIO hasn't been involved. Ordinary working people have not been involved." In an... more »

PKK And Hezbollah, Not Incompetent Armies, Pose The Biggest Obstacles To ISIS's Scary Advance Across The Middle East

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*PKK and Hezbollah hold public rallies to show their popularity. ISIS commits public executions to inflict psychological terror on populations. Only one of them is a terrorist group.* The designation of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) and Hezbollah as terrorist groups by the U.S., NATO, and EU is meaningless. Turkey and Saudi Arabia, the two big regional allies of the U.S, EU, and NATO, are financing, arming, and sheltering ISIS, the most dangerous terrorist group in the region. So who the U.S. and EU say is a terrorist and who is not a terrorist is irrelevant. These are govern... more »

The St. Louis Riots: Where's COINTELPRO?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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10,000 Israelis demonstrate for peace in Tel Aviv

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
Haaretz : A Facebook organized peace rally - "Changing direction: toward peace, away from war." "Following a painful month of war and death, in view of waves of incitement and hatred that are tearing apart Israeli society, we call for a demonstration for peace and democracy. The next round can be avoided. We don’t have to sink into an abyss of ever-crueler wars, of extreme hatred and a destruction of our neighbors and ourselves. Only an agreement will ensure long-term security and quiet for residents of the south and of the entire country. There is another way – immediate dialo... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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Ferguson and American Foreign Policy

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
I see a connection between what is happening in Ferguson, the now roiling suburb of St. Louis, and American security policy. An odd connection to make at first glance, but stay with me. In the context of the important questions of institutionalized violence and race relations, it can be easy to overlook the ways in Continue reading

CREDO's Ferguson Justice LIVE

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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Michael Brown Murder: Startling New Cell Phone Video Released

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*CNN* Startling new cell phone video has been released from the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. We want to warn you that the video contains graphic content that you may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

The Madness In Ukraine: Did The US And Their Ukrainian Puppets Just Try Another False Flag To Blame Russia? Mysterious Circumstances Surrounding Alleged "Aid Convoy" Destroyed In Eastern Ukraine!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I have indeed been following the war by the criminal Ukrainian government against the innocent people in eastern Ukraine who's only crime was to legally vote in a referendum to secede from Ukraine itself… It is madness to realize that the criminals in the US government are actually condoning the actions by their puppets in the Kiev regime against their own people. We see daily reports of the Ukrainian military slaughtering innocent unarmed Ukrainian citizens in many eastern towns and cities, and yet our Jew spew criminal media refuses to tell the truth about this situation (imagin... more »

MaWangMess Postscript: Wang cleared of influence peddling

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Green Island road.* Well well well. It appears that Speaker of the Legislature Wang Jin-pyng has won a complete victory over President and KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou in the Affair of Influence peddling. The Taipei Times reports: Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) has been cleared of allegations of influence peddling, the Taipei Prosecutors’ Office announced yesterday, after its investigative unit last month concluded that there was no evidence backing claims that Wang spoke with retired judge Yang Ping-chen (楊炳禎) to request that he influence an embezzlement case involving Form... more »

TV Watch: Two great things about having the "Frasier" DVDs

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*FRASIER* [*over opening shot of control-panel audio meters registering his speaking voice*]: You're listening to KACL, 780 on your AM dial. This is Dr. Frasier Crane. All our lines are open, so please, give us a call. [ *Pause*] I'm just sitting here waiting. [*Pause*] Hey, Seattle, I know you're out there. Hey, look, I realize it's a sunny day, but on all those rainy days I was here for *you*. [*Pause*] Well, all right, then, if that's the way you want it, you leave me no recourse. [*Pause -- then bouncing as he sings --*] "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza" -- [*Br... more »

Forbes Calls Consumer Reports Anti-Science in a Pro-GMO Rant That…Lacks Science

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Daisy Luther Forbes Magazine is known for its lists of the wealthiest people and companies. Frequently they use their influence to slyly support their big dollar buddies in the biotech industry. Forbes successfully plumbed a new depth with an attack on Consumer Reports magazine last week. Consumer Reports did an article ranking different milk substitutes for its readers. In that report, they (gasp) referred to the inclusion of GMOs as a “con” in their review on soy milk. This caused Forbes Magazine to release the hounds in defense of genetically modified foods everywhere. Th... more »

Why Was Ebola-Infected Patrick Sawyer Cleared for Travel?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Melissa Melton And why aren’t any media outlets outside of Africa talking about it? Another scandal surrounding Ebola has exploded in Africa. As reported in African media, such as DailyPost Nigeria,Sahara Reporters, and All Africa (but nowhere I’ve found in the American mainstream media), it has now come out the Liberian government likely knew that Patrick Sawyer was infected with the Ebola virus *but cleared him for travel anyway*. If you recall, Patrick Sawyer is the Liberian-American consultant with the Liberian Ministry of Finance who was en route to Lagos, Nigeria when he co... more »

Adventures in Canning: Raw vs Hot Pack and a question about Ferguson, MO...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*which is better; raw or hot pack?* *(NB - this should have been posted hours ago, but a transformer close to our house blew, sounding much like a small bomb, and our electricity has been down.) * For Kathleen, my gentle-souled friend who blogs at My Daily Musing (and anyone else who is as sick of politics and the ongoing general mayhem as I am.) *But quickly - an observation about the goings on in Ferguson, MO. * As of the census of 2010, the population of Ferguson was 21,203. The percentage of people who identified as black was 67.4% (I believe it's higher now.) The number of... more »

Parental Incarceration Can Be Worse for a Child Than Divorce or Death of a Parent

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Activist Post* With more than 2 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. This mass incarceration has serious implications for not only the inmates, but their children, finds a new University of California-Irvine study. The study found significant health problems, including behavioral issues, in children of incarcerated parents and also that, for some types of health outcomes, parental incarceration can be more detrimental to a child's well-being than divorce or the death of a parent. "We know that poor people and racial minorities ar... more »

GOVERNOR NIXON IMPOSES CURFEW IN FERGUSON FROM MIDNIGHT – 5 AM

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Translation: Governor Nixon bans the First Amendment, declares martial law FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Saturday afternoon Governor Jay Nixon spoke to the residents of Ferguson and the media at the Greater St. Mark’s Family Church in north St. Louis County. Governor Nixon ordered an immediate curfew for the city of Ferguson to start Saturday night from Midnight to 5 am. The curfew will be enforced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol who has operational control of security in Ferguson. The governor also issued a state of emergency for Ferguson. Nixon stated the “Eyes of the world are ... more »

Will President Barack Obama Become That Dark Knight To Take On The Jokers of ISIS?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
“...some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” - *The Dark Knight (2008/Warner Bros. Pictures).* There are *reports* that the same Sunni tribal leaders in Iraq who a few months ago pledged their allegiance to the ISIS terrorist group to show their displeasure with Maliki and drive the Iraqi army out of their provinces are now changing their tune*. * They are thinking about making a deal with the new Iraqi Prime Minister because they want to have their own autonom... more »

Tom Hayden : There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
To reject the ‘Long War’ doctrine, the American Left first has to understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | August 16, 2014 Hillary Clinton’s flapping of her hawkish wings only intensifies the pressure on President Barack Obama … finish reading Tom Hayden : There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

President Obama Has Absolutely No Clue What He Is Talking About - No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
http://climatism.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/shock-news-president-obama-has-absolutely-no-clue-what-he-is-talking-about/

It’s All So Very Confusing

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 1 day ago
August 16, 2014 I don’t really know what is currently happening in Ferguson, Missouri, although it is only about 200 miles from where I live. News accounts vary, but here is what I think I know. After days of protests … Continue reading →

Attention Deficit or Attention Excess?

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
My son just returned from a 500+ mile canoe trip which ended north of the Arctic Circle. He talks about his concept of time and how the experience completely altered it. This 45 day trip occurred out of “time”. It exists as a whole; separate and without any connection to this life he’s just returned to. I am reading the series of Carlos Castaneda books. In them, he refers to remembering his “lessons” which occurred not here, but in a place he refers to as his “second attention”. You may call it another dimension or beyond the veil. He too, mentions how when the memories come,... more »

Economist are the high priests of the Incas

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I got to just laugh when some economists tells me I am on a bad journey as if you knew anything about travel expect the price of the ticket Everything economic except picking berry s and eating game to survive is artificial and created on great models that Lego would never sell to survive. We got some ideas about how to flame the shitthouse and we will not do that voluntarily everything else is just a educated guess based upon the last crisis and who survived One thing we know about economics is that is seems to serve a top class demographic the Rothschild are immune to any Nobel ... more »

Heat Pump, Heat Pump, someday you gotta dump

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Summer comes and goes its a season we relish and all hot dog with great enthusiasm from great to small\ we love our warm weather and a chance to just venture out You don t know this feeling if you live to far south you only know the constant drum of heat and tornado and humidity that will take your breath away make you gasp for air and say why did I make this journey if It meant I would leave air condition somewhere along the way. But you global Kunutes are fighting the tides and its not just the seas that defy mankind You can hire a good HVAC mechanic and he will tell you airflow is t... more »

Na Na Na Na and so it goes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
This is life as the smartest monkey. All kinds of people become famously rich by defeating this equation. However for the 80% it remains baffklegab or when faced with a cop with a gun and an aroused armored personal carrier as backup something worse. Those that have do not share willingly, they create great networks to keep down the majority of humanity. Free and fair competition bring it on, chum deals are as green as the grass on a well kept lawn. Stop the chum deals but we cant.because we all have chums and some are extant. We move slowly forward but in the back on my mind is ... more »

Can You Be A Christian And A Lesbian? Meet Vicky Beeching

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Thursday afternoon we took a look at a very famous English closet case, pop star Cliff Richard, who was in the news not because he was coming out of the closet but because he was accused of molesting a 15 year old boy backstage at a Billy Graham Crusade, where he was a performer. Since the very public raid on one of Sir Richard's palaces, several other boys he has molested have come forward to offer testimony. The Vicky Beeching public coming out yesterday is a very different-- and very inspirational-- story. The 35-year old British Christian rock singer spoke to *The Independent... more »

Kryon on Swissindo....and abundance

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://sacredascensionmerkaba.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/kryon-money-swissindo-and-more-71913/ *Late note: HATJ doesn't think this is Kryon speaking in this channeling. -AK* KRYON – MONEY – SWISSINDO – AND MORE! 7/19/13 BY ANNA MERKABA on JULY 20, 2013 • YOU ARE THE SAVIOR That is why you are here on this planet at this given moment, you are here to anchor this TRUST, ONENESS and LOVE for one another. For should one of you fail at your endeavor another would step into his place and assist him in bringing his idea to fruition without taking a second guess, or thought, but simply trus... more »

~ARCTURIANS – THE PHASE OF TELEKINESIS – EARTH ANCHORED INTO ANOTHER DIMENSION – YOUR “SUPER HUMAN POWERS” EXPOSED ~

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://sacredascensionmerkaba.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/arcturians-the-phase-of-telekinesis-earth-anchored-into-another-dimension-your-super-human-powers-exposed/ *~ARCTURIANS – THE PHASE OF TELEKINESIS – EARTH ANCHORED INTO ANOTHER DIMENSION – YOUR “SUPER HUMAN POWERS” EXPOSED ~* BY ANNAMERKABA on AUGUST 14, 2014 arcturianstelekinesisThe re-calibration of the hearts codices has been completed. A new reality has indeed been instituted into the present incarnation of human beings on GAIA. A new reality has weaved itself into the matrix of human earth and a new phase of restructuring... more »

BREAKING! Martial Law Command Center Erected in Ferguson, MO

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Up to 100 police vehicles parked in cordoned-off shopping center *Infowars reporters discover a martial law command center erected overnight in Ferguson, MO after last nights chaos when police in Ferguson fired tear gas amid more looting.* *You can visit our Ferguson Missouri article archive here.* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Updates for La. Common Core/ PARCC Lawsuits– Including Fresh Spin from John White

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
The State of Louisiana is currently involved in three lawsuits over the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and/or the CCSS testing consortium assessments belonging to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Here is a brief update of the entire affair: Lawsuit One Update On August 13, 2014, Judge Todd Hernandez denied the […]

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