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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20 August - Blogs I'm Following

English: BEIRUT — U.S Air Force airmen load a ...
English: BEIRUT — U.S Air Force airmen load a U.S Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter before take-off at the U.S. Embassy in here May 19. The Air Force's 56th Rescue Squadron and the U.S. Navy's Joint Maritime Ashore Support Team and Task Force 362 deployed to Royal Air Force Cyprus early last week to provide potential re-supply support to the U.S. Embassy in Beirut if requested. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A B-2 Spirit soars after a refueling mission o...
A B-2 Spirit soars after a refueling mission over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. The B-2, from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., is part of a continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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The U.S. Air Force's Development Of A New Bomber Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 seconds ago
B-1 bomber *Top Secret Air Force Bomber Program Moves Forward -- National Defense* It is a program shrouded in secrecy. Air Force officials over the past few years have been happy to talk publicly about how much they need a new long-range strike bomber, but have given it a “secret” classification and share few other details. But after a half-decade of discussions about what the aircraft should be in unclassified settings, 2014 has seen some revelations and movement in the program. A request for proposals was released in July and two competitors are expected to respond, a Boeing-L... more »

The Future Of Tanks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 minutes ago
The new design will reduce vehicle size and weight by 50 percent *The Future Of Tanks: US Military Reveal Small 'Off Road' Vehicles With Smart Armour Are Set To Replace Bulky Vehicles -- Daily Mail* * Small vehicles set to be 100% faster and 50% lighter than current tanks * Smaller footprint will enable 'stealth' mode The US Army has revealed plans to replace tanks with small, 'off road' vehicles covered in smart armour. Military bosses says the current tanks are hindering soldier's ability to get into battle. They say the future is a small vehicle called the GXV-T. 'For the past... more »

Rush to Judgement

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 13 minutes ago
By Capt. Fogg *Zeus has led us on to know, the Helmsman lays it down as law that we must suffer, suffer into truth. We cannot sleep, and drop by drop at the heart the pain of pain remembered comes again, and we resist, but ripeness comes as well. From the gods enthroned on the awesome rowing-bench there comes a violent love.* *-Aeschylus: Agamemnon- * We hear on the TV that most arrests in Ferguson Missouri are of African Americans but we don't ask if the percentage given relates to the percentage of African Americans living there. I don't know the answer, but I'll bet few peop... more »

Is Harry Reid Taking It On Himself To Lose The Senate In November?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 minutes ago
Yesterday, the *NY Times* published a Senate forecast that is simplistic and misleading. It concludes that the Republicans have a 58% chance to win the majority and that the Democrats have a 42% chance. It's the perfect example of one thing: statistics run wild in politics. The while things is virtually worthless. It takes 11 Democratic states out of contention, including New Hampshire (where Republicans are spending millions on Scott Brown) and Oregon (where the Kochs are spending millions to defeat Jeff Merkley). They claim Wehby has less than a 1% chance of winning in Oregon a... more »

James Foley and the Left-Warmongers

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 minutes ago
*EDL Membership shot up five-fold in the fortnight following the "murder" of "Lee Rigby" - whose regiment hasn't noticed that he is missing, according to any of their websites.* *Few are aware that rather than being a BNP Spin-off, the EDL was founded, funded, trained and set in motion by the JDL, or Jewish Defence League - the Military Wing of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brit.* *This serves to explain their ardently pro-Zionist posture, and the exposure of same, and the discovery of it by Anglo-Saxon wide-boy front-man and Useful Idiot in Chief, "Tommy Robinson" last autu... more »

Malaysia Flight 370 speculation without evidence to support same back in the news ( August 20 , 2014 ) --PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has hinted that flight MH370 may never be found as searchers prepare to start scouring a huge area of ocean off the coast of Western Australia......... Study: MH370 pilot turned off oxygen supply, ditched plane into sea ..... Did China hack Malaysia Officials to find out what was going on -- Chinese hackers 'stole' classified data from Malaysian MH370 probe ?????

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 27 minutes ago
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2014/08/20/Study-MH370-pilot-deliberately-turned-off-oxygen-supply-killing-all-passengers.html Study: MH370 pilot turned off oxygen supply, ditched plane into sea The Malaysia Airlines plane went missing on March 8, sparking an international search for the wreckage. (Photo courtesy: Malaysia Airlines) Text size A A A By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Wednesday, 20 August 2014 The death of MH370 passengers was due to oxygen starvation experts suggested Tuesday following a new study of the disaster, according to the British daily news ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 30 minutes ago
*Study: Half of All School Employees Not Teachers, 130% Increase Since 1970* The ranks of non-teachers - such as administrators, counselors, teacher aides and cafeteria workers - has swelled 130 percent since 1970 and they now make up 50 percent of all public school employees according to a new study, The Hidden Half: School Employees Who Don't Teach. Looking at data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that the growth of non-teaching staff has greatly outpaced student growth over the past four decades. From 1970 to 2010, ... more »

ZERO HEDGE: China Bond Default Risk Reignites, Despite "Never Anticipating Any Risks"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 37 minutes ago
China Bond Default Risk Reignites, Despite "Never Anticipating Any Risks" Tyler Durden's pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 08/19/2014 22:07 -0400 Bond China default Yuan inShare When, six months ago, we first brought the market's attention to Chaori Solar - China's first corporate bond default in history - there were 2 narrative sin play: 1) it's all good, government knows the contagion risk and will bail them out (that happened), or 2) if government bails them out, it will merely delay the inevitable and stoke further risk exposure (that happened too). However, as Bloomber... more »

One Turn Deserves Another

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 38 minutes ago
http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/ The time has come, Lawrence Martin writes, for Michael Sona to name names. If he doesn't, the Harper party will get away with what was clearly an organized attempt to steal an election. In fact, what happened in the robocall scandal was standard Harperian practice. Consider the record: We have a party that got caught staging a deceptive phone campaign against Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, an act that the Conservative Speaker of the Commons called “reprehensible.” We have a party that first denied, th... more »

How Many Julian Assanges Are There...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 39 minutes ago
Do you REALLY think he's been living in a single room in the Ecuadorian Embassy for nearly 3 years...? How many Assanges are there...? http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-724-wiki-of-the-damned/ They used to drug all the kids, raise them communally, with a single "mother", given them all identical clothes and bleached blonde hair and given them all the same name. Assange claims that he is "on the run" from these people. To date, the existence has been firmly established of at least 38 different Lee Harvey Oswalds. There were a minimum of two James Earl Rays - I ha... more »

Status Of Northerntruthseeker

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 40 minutes ago
I have been very busy with work related issues the last while, and will be for the next while.... Therefore posts at this blog are again going to be few and far between for the next while.... But fear not, for I will continue to put up posts if and when I do find the time..... In the meantime, please take a look at some of the work put out by what I do call the finest bloggers that I know... They are listed in the left hand column of this blog... Their work is outstanding and highly recommended! And as usual... More to come NTS

Christobal watch ( August 20 , 2014 ) -- As per Bill Karins -- All eyes next 7 days on tropical wave heading into toasty Caribbean Sea & then Gulf Of Mexico. 50/50 ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 hour ago
User Actions Follow *Bill KarinsVerified account*‏@BillKarins All eyes next 7 days on tropical wave heading into toasty Caribbean Sea & then Gulf Of Mexico. 50/50 #Christobal pic.twitter.com/BnQ9AXpD99 - Reply - Retweet - Favorite - Share - More [image: Embedded image permalink] -

Ukraine Updates ( August 20 , 2014 ) - Battlefield updates and humanitarian efforts news items ..... Ukraine set to run out of coal in less than month while natural gas situation more unsettled than ever - what is the plan for when energy sources run out ? What happens when food starts rotting across the EU - Switzerland to EU: We don’t want to sidestep Russian food ban ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 hour ago
http://rt.com/news/eastern-ukraine-army-operation-680/ Ukrainian troops continue their onslaught on the rebel cities of Donetsk and Lugansk. Russia is working with the Red Cross to allow a convoy of humanitarian aid cross border into the battered regions. Wednesday, August 20 10:34 GMT: Donetsk has faced another day of heavy shelling, as RT's Paula Slier reports from the besieged city. Once prospering, it has turned into a place on the verge of extinction with its empty streets and people, either hiding in shelters or fleeing their native city. But some locals have decided to stay de... more »

Iraq Updates ( August 20 , 2014 ) -- The heart of Iraq's problem stems from sectarian strife . will the new Prime Minister break that trend ? Obama and the US Congress demonstrate why we shouldn't confuse their actions with leadership...... Tweets of the morning !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
Anti War..... Iraq’s New PM, Like Maliki, Defined by Years of SectarianismAbadi Pushed De-Ba'athification Measures, Opposed Reconciliation by Jason Ditz, August 19, 2014 Print This | Share This Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s eight years of failed rule were defined by hostile sectarianism and centralization of power. Everyone is desperately hoping his successor, PM-designate Hayder Abadi, breaks that trend. But is it a reasonable hope? A cursory look at the record would say no, as Abadi, amember of the exact sameDawa Party as Maliki from the time he was 15 years old, ... more »

ISIS: Region-wide Genocide Portended in 2007 Now Fully Realized

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 3 hours ago
*Image: ISIS' path into Iraq begins in NATO territory, north of Syria'sborders in Turkey. This is where the majority of terrorists fighting forUS-backed regime change in Syria have been admittedly harbored,armed, and financed by the US, British, Saudis, Qataris, and others foryears. * Dead American Journalist the Latest Ploy to Cover-up Regional Genocide Years in the Making *August 20, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - American journalist James Wright Foley was allegedly brutally murdered on video by terrorists of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). The development would at ... more »

Be The Key.... A Guest Post by Saker Saloum

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 3 hours ago
Source: *https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SakerSaloum1973/posts*

The Greying Of President Obama In 42 Seconds -- A Time-Lapse (2009-2014)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*My Comment:* This is what happens when you play too much golf.

U.S. Ship Neutralizes Syrian Chemical Arms

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 4 hours ago
[image: MV Cape Ray]A specially equipped U.S. ship has finished neutralizing all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the Pentagon said on Monday. It said the Cape Ray, equipped with the U.S.-developed Field Deployable Hydrolysis System, neutralized 581.5 metric tons of DF, a sarin precursor chemical, and 19.8 metric tons of HD, an ingredient of sulfur mustard, while afloat in the Mediterranean. The vessel will travel to Finland and Germany in the next two we... more »

Hungary signs agreement on developing air defence missile system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 4 hours ago
[image: Mistral missile launch]Hungary’s defence ministry on Tuesday signed an agreement with MBDA France on developing the Mistral air-defence missile system in Hungary during the period of 2016-2018. The document was signed by Colonel Tibor Balla, deputy director general of the ministry’s defence economy office, and Didier Philippe, MBDA’s senior deputy president in Budapest. Under the agreement the Mistral M2 missiles serving country defence purposes in Hungary since 1997 will be upgraded. Read more

Robots Moving Robots: Lockheed Martin Conducts First Fully Autonomous Mission

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 4 hours ago
[image: Lockheed Martin K-MAX]Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), successfully conducted a fully autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration using its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) unmanned ground vehicle, K-MAX unmanned helicopter and Gyrocam optical sensor. During the “Extending the Reach of the Warfighter through Robotics” capability assessment at Fort Benning, Georgia, K-MAX delivered SMSS by sling load to conduct an autonomous resupply mission... more »

Love by SJ

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 4 hours ago

Every War Starts...... A Qoute by Shanti

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 4 hours ago
Source: *https://plus.google.com/u/0/100089295954896252788/posts*

Northrop Grumman Developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane Design for DARPA

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 4 hours ago
[image: Experimental Spaceplane XS-1]Northrop Grumman Corporation with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program. XS-1 has a reusable booster that when coupled with an expendable upper stage provides affordable, available and responsive space lift for 3,000-pound class spacecraft into low Earth orbit. Reusable boosters with aircraft-like operations provide a breakthrough in space lift costs for this payload class, enabling new... more »

Air Defense Drills With Live Firing Under Way in South Russia – Defense Ministry

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: S-300PMU-2]Russia is carrying out air defense drills with live firing from S-300 and S-400 air defense systems at its Ashuluk testing range in the southern Astrakhan Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The exercise involves some 800 Airspace Defense Forces servicemen and over 200 pieces of military hardware, including S-300 Favorit, S-400 Triumf and Pantsir-S air defense systems. Military units, “responsible for air defense of Moscow and Central Russia,” take part in the exercise, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Igor Klimov said. Read more

Italian fighter jets crash following mid-air collision

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: ITAF Tornado collision]Two Italian fighter jets have collided over eastern Italy during a training mission and crashed into a wooded area, causing a fire. A Civil Protection official, Susanna Balducci, told Sky TG24 TV there were no civilian casualties on the ground after the planes crashed into woods near the town of Ascoli. It was not immediately clear whether any of the four crew had survived. Read more

Will Robot Car Bombs Replace Suicide Car-Bombers?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Don’t Fear The Robot Car Bomb -- Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists* Within the next few years, autonomous vehicles—alias robot cars—could be weaponized, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fears. In a recently disclosed report, FBI experts wrote that they believe that robot cars would be “game changing” for law enforcement. The self-driving machines could be professional getaway drivers, to name one possibility. Given the pace of developments on autonomous cars, this doesn’t seem implausible. But what about robotic car bombers? If car bombs no longer require sacrificing... more »

Japan looking to buy more stealth fighters in 2015: Nikkei

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II]Japan plans to seek funding to buy six F-35 stealth fighter jets in next year's budget to strengthen defense of remote southwestern islands against China, which has grown increasingly assertive at sea and in the air, the Nikkei reported. The Ministry of Defense intends to ask that 124.9 billion yen ($1.21 billion) be set aside, the Nikkei said. Air Self-Defense Force hopes to buy 42 of the aircraft in all to replace its fleet of aging F-4 fighters, the Nikkei said. Read more

Nigeria showcases aircraft to monitor crime-infested waters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: Nigerian Airforce ATR 42-500]Nigeria's military on Tuesday took the wraps off a new aircraft to tackle high-seas pirates off the country's coast, as well as maritime hijackers and oil thieves. The high-tech plane is one of seven to be operated by the state-run Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Air Force. It includes sensors, radar and Electro-Optic Surveillance and Tracking (EOST) equipment, which houses three cameras to monitor ships in Nigerian waters, said Sergeant Sunday Olalekan Omotosho. Read more


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 5 hours ago
*Arctic Sea Ice Area Highest Since 2004* August 16 Arctic sea ice area is the highest in a decade, up 54% from two years ago, and within one standard deviation of the 1979-2014 mean. Green shows ice gain since August 16, 2012. Red shows loss. SOURCE *Uh oh: California solar plant fries thousands of birds in mid-flight* Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited... more »

USS Constellation takes final voyage to scrappers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
The aircraft carrier Constellation, which saw service from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, paused along the California coast here while being towed on a final voyage to the scrap yard. The supercarrier, affectionately nicknamed "Connie" by her crews over the decades, spent a night off the coast near Los Angeles before tow was resumed on the way from the mothball fleet in Bremerton, Wash., to the ship breakers near Brownsville, Texas. The ship will make a 16,000-mile voyage around Cape Horn — Constellation is too large to fit through the Panama Canal — on a trip that could take until ... more »

New UK Frigate Proposals Coming Together

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: Type 26 GCS]BAE Systems is finishing proposals to build a new generation of frigates for the Royal Navy and has begun delivering details of the bid to the British Defence Ministry ahead of a decision expected by the end of the year, company officials said. The Royal Navy is looking to acquire 13 of the Type 26 frigates for a total of roughly £4 billion (US $6.6 billion), with the first of the warships expected to be delivered starting late 2021 to provide what will eventually become the backbone of the fleet out to around 2060. The warships will replace the Royal Navy’s agin... more »

New Zealand orders decoy system for its frigates

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: Airborne Systems FDS3 missile corner reflector decoy]Decoy systems for protection against RF-seeking missiles are to be procured by the Royal New Zealand Navy from Airborne Systems Europe. The systems, Airborne's FDS3 corner reflector decoys, will be fitted onto the service's ANZAC-class frigates over a three-year period. The contract from the New Zealand Ministry of Defense for the FDS3 is valued at more than $5.6 million. Read more

Fast-track frigates to save jobs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 5 hours ago
[image: Hobart class AWD]A plan to save Australia’s ship building industry by bringing forward construction of eight potent new frigates for the Royal Australian Navy is being considered by the Abbott government. This option to bridge the so-called “valley of death” for shipbuilding would mean constructing sections of some of the new frigates when the hulls of the three air warfare destroyers (AWDs) are completed. That would mean the 7000-tonne frigates would use the same hulls as the destroyers so that they could be built with the existing equipment and the same workforce. The sect... more »

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 6 hours ago
[image: Sergei Shoigu]Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO's vow to halt the Kremlin's push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told a general security meeting that he expected to hear a detailed report from Russia's navy commander about how this could be achieved efficiently over the coming six years. "These proposals must ensure that our forces are reequipped with modern weapons and military equipment," Russian news agencies quoted Shoigu as saying. Read more

Sen. Mc Cain: Raytheon’s Tomahawk important to avoid use of ground troops

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 6 hours ago
Raytheon's operations in Tucson should stay busy as the U-S sends more sophisticated weapons into battle, instead of ground troops. That's the message Arizona Senator John McCain brought to Raytheon workers Tuesday as he spoke at the Raytheon Center in Rita Ranch. The Senator says weapons like the Tomahawk cruise missile, built in Tucson will stay a key part of the U.S. military and he sees plenty of potential for Raytheon in other sophisticated systems. Read more

Octopus Camouflage For The Military?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Octopuses' Color-Changing Skin Inspires New Type Of Camouflage -- CSM/Live Science* Researchers developed flexible sheets of light sensors, containing a temperature-sensitive dye, that can automatically sense and adapt to the color of their surroundings. Octopuses and squid possess the amazing ability to blend in with their surroundings, but now, researchers have created a man-made system that mimics this form of camouflage. The team developed flexible sheets of light sensors, containing a temperature-sensitive dye, that can automatically sense and adapt to the color of their s... more »

Ronald Wieck's 911 skeptic show~starring Arthur Scheuerman

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 6 hours ago
Well here it is folks, right out here in front of God and everybody. These nerds from the JREF blog have been very busy on the innertubes, even setting up web sites like the ones of Mark Roberts. Ronald Wieck claims that he can find no one from the Truth Movement (his term) that "has the stones" to accept an interview on his show. What a laugh. He probably doesn't have enough paper to send copies to all of the Architects, Engineers, Scientists, Generals in the military, Ex CIA men, etc. etc. I think the trick here is....you have to first be invited to accept...G: They also showed ... more »

Partition of India: My memories - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
Tucked away on the BBC is this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28789262 article about the partition of India into India and Pakistan. ' Partition of India: My memories In 1947, when India split from Pakistan, millions of people were forced to leave their homes because of inter-religious violence. Muslims trekked to Pakistan and Hindus travelled to India.' Nobody at the BBC seems to see the parallels between what happened in India and Pakistan in 1947 and what should have happened in Israel in 1948. In 1922 Jordan was created as yet another home for Arabs and on 70% of the land... more »

Gaza conflict: 'Nine Palestinians killed' as truce ends - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
The BBC are at it again. Israel kills Palestinians is the message you're meant to take from this report. Only if you read on do you find that Hamas broke the ceasefire. Once again the institutionally anti Israel BBC shows anti Semitism by would be refusing Israel the right to respond to terrorist attacks. Proportionality is not what the BBC would have you believe. 'Gaza conflict: 'Nine Palestinians killed' as truce ends Palestinian officials say at least nine people have been killed in Gaza in new Israeli air strikes - the first deaths in more than a week. A young child and a wom... more »

President Obama's Reason For Returning To Washington In The Middle Of His Vacation Is Still Unknown

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Obama Heads Back To Vacation After Unexplained DC Trip -- The Hill* President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to retur... more »

Adimensional gravity

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 7 hours ago
Natalie Wolchover wrote a good article for the Simons Foundation, At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale about Agravity, a provoking paper by Alberto Salvio and Alessandro Strumia. Incidentally, has anyone noticed that Strumia is Joe Polchinski's twin brother? The similarity goes beyond the favorite color of the shirt and pants. At any rate, the system of ideas known as "naturalness" seems to marginally conflict with the experiments and things may be getting worse. Roughly speaking, naturalness wants dimensionful parameters (masses) to be comparable unless there is an increas... more »

An Inside View Of The Donetsk War Zone In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
SPIEGEL reporter Christian Neef has visited Donetsk repeatedly in recent months and has seen the war creep up on the city. He says that many in the city seem unenthusiastic about supporting the pro-Russian separatists, but that the Ukrainian government in Kiev hasn't done much to win their support either. Jonathan Alpeyrie/DER SPIEGEL *Battle For Ukraine: An Inside View Of The Surreal Donetsk War Zone -- Christian Neef in Donetsk, Speigel Online* As the Ukrainian army closes in on Donetsk, shelling in the metropolis has become much more frequent -- and deadly. Many residents have l... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A landing craft leaves the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge, Aug. 13, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn

Chechnya's President Is An Instagram Addict

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Chechen Leader 'Has 1,000 Wedding Guests Questioned After Losing Phone' -- The Guardian* Human rights group says Ramzan Kadyrov, who often posts to Instagram several times a day, mislaid phone at feast Blame it on Ramzan Kadyrov's well-known Instagram addiction; the strongman leader of Russia's Chechen Republic was apparently so worried when he lost his mobile phone at a wedding that police questioned more than a thousand people into the early hours of the morning in an attempt to find it. The human rights organisation Memorial, which has documented numerous abuses in the mounta... more »

Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
There are few things I wanted more than I was a little kid than a play house in my backyard. Today I am thrilled to be joining some fantastic bloggers to bring you just that! *Welcome to the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway, **hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro and sponsored by Step2!* As a Step2 Ambassador, Thrifty Nifty Mommy just had the opportunity to review one of Step2's newest products, the Neat & Tidy Cottage II. This realistic playhouse will look great in any backyard because of its charming exterior that resembles stone and wood. Your little one can preten... more »

Relatives And Victims Of A U.S. Military Drone Strike In Yemen Get More Than $1 Million

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Yemeni Victims Of U.S. Military Drone Strike Get More Than $1 Million In Compensation -- Washington Post* The Yemeni government paid the families of those killed or injured in a U.S. drone strike last year more than $1 million, according to documents that provide new details on secret condolence payments seen as evidence that civilians with no ties to al-Qaeda were among the casualties. The documents, which are signed by Yemeni court officials and victims’ relatives, record payouts designed to quell anger over a U.S. strike that hit vehicles in a wedding party and prompted a suspe... more »

U.S. State Dept. Defends Arms Sales To Turkey Despite It's Support For Hamas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
View of the Department of State in Washington, DC. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) *State Dept. Defends Arms Sales to Turkey Despite Hamas Ties -- Washington Free Beacon* State Dept. has been holding up shipments to Israel The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara is hosting and abetting a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defended the transfer of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAA... more »

Who Gave Hamas All Of That Cement To Build Their Tunnel Network In Gaza?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Image from Others and Science News *Who Put The Cement Into Hamas' Hands? -- Arutz Sheva* A bombshell revelation. Much has been said and written about the terror tunnels that Hamas built in Gaza. But too little has been said about who it was that put the cement into Hamas’ hands, thus making the construction of the tunnels possible in the first place. Until now. In a bombshell revelation, Dennis Ross, the senior Mideast policy adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2011, has admitted that it was he who was assigned the task of pressuring Israel to ease up on i... more »

Is The Islamic State A Threat To The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Photo from Islamic State Media’s twitter profile, 7/2/14 *ISIS: Is It Really A Threat To The U.S.? -- Peter Bergen and David Sterman, CNN* (CNN) -- U.S. officials are claiming that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is "now a credible alternative to al Qaeda." But what does that really mean in terms of ISIS' potential threat to the United States? After all, al Qaeda hasn't pulled off a successful attack in the States since 9/11, or indeed anywhere in the West since the London transportation bombings in 2005. This month, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, criti... more »

The 'Most Dangerous Dam In The World' Is Rigged With Explosives That Could Cause 500,000 Deaths

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*ISIS Booby Traps Mosul Dam, Which Could Unleash 18-Metre-High Wall Of Water On Iraq’s Second Largest City -- National Post/The Telegraph* The American-backed offensive to recapture Iraq’s biggest dam stalled Monday, as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham rigged part of the area with booby traps and remotely triggered bombs. Whilst a series of air strikes by American F-18 fighter jets reportedly sent most of the jihadists fleeing from the central parts of Mosul dam, a network of landmines and planted explosives they left behind impeded Kurdish ground forces from re... more »

More Eye-Witness Accounts On The Reign Of Terror By The Islamic State Are Becoming Known

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A refugee woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits with a child inside a tent at Nowruz refugee camp in Qamishli, northeastern Syria August 17, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Rodi Said *'No' From One Iraq Villager Triggered Islamic State Mass Killings -- Reuters* (Reuters) - When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda. The militants, who have seized much of ... more »

All Is Not Lost For Sean Eldridge… He Has A 1% Chance To Win

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Chuck and Sean-- haimish? Monday the New York State AFL-CIO rolled out its congressional endorsements, It endorsed all the Democrats-- almost. Steve Israel's DCCC failed to recruit candidates against Chris Collins (in Kathy Hochul's old suburban Buffalo district), Richard Hanna in the swing district he took from Michael Acuri in 2010, and, of course, against Israel's crony Peter King on Long Island. The AFL-CIO ignored Democrats Pat Maher in the Long Island district, ignored Jim O'Connell's race against Collins and actually *endorsed* Hanna where no Democrat or WFP candidate is even ... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Population

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 9 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 »

ISIS Beheads US Journalist James Wright Foley As A Warning To President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Frightening: James Wright Foley tenses as his executioner addresses the camera who says this act of revenge is in responce to US airstrikes on Iraq *'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate': Missing US Journalist James Wright Foley Goes Unflinching To His Death As ISIS Behead Him In Horrific Video, As A Warning To Obama -- Daily Mail* * American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS forces * Foley has been missing since Thanksgiving 2012 while working in Syria * ISIS posted the extremely graphic video 'A Message to America' to social media * Foley sp... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Oasis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
2002, “Oasis” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tfo1Jh2Jp0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Is this what will become of our Milky Way Galaxy? Perhaps if we collide with the Andromeda Galaxy in a few billion years, it might. Pictured above is NGC 7252, a jumble of stars created by a huge collision between two large galaxies. The collision will take hundreds of millions of years and so is effectively caught frozen in time in the above image. The resulting pandemonium has been dubbed the Atoms-for-Peace galaxy because of its similarity to a cartoon of a large atom. *Click image for larger size.* The above image was taken recently by the MPG/ESO 2.2 meter telescope in Chile. ... more »

"Past Life, Near Death Experience, Reincarnation Studies"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Past Life, Near Death Experience, Reincarnation Studies"* by The University of Virginia "If you would behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one." - Kahlil Gibran "The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) is a unit of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine of the University of Virginia's Health System. It was founded in 1967, when Dr. Ian Stevenson resigned as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry to become Director of the Division and Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry, positions... more »

"This Prison For Drunks..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way. Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home." - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, "The Tavern" (Excerpt)

Kahlil Gibran, "Your Pain..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy." -Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

Why the Jindal Loss Was Expected Regarding La.’s PARCC Injunction

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 10 hours ago
On August 19, 2014, District Judge Todd Hernandez ruled that the Jindal administration’s suspension of the Louisiana state testing contract was to be temporarily lifted until the pro-Common Core (CCSS) full case against Jindal and his administration goes to court. (For backstory, click here.) I was surprised at the judge’s ruling because the Louisiana Department of […]

Chet Raymo, “Retreat From Reason”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
* “Retreat From Reason”* by Chet Raymo “Is there a flight from reason in the United States? Everywhere we look, science is under attack. In government. In the schools. In the churches. We are offered faith-based substitutes. The "Left Behind" series of apocalyptic novels outsells everything else on the shelves. People are more interested in astrology than astronomy. Intelligent design is championed at the highest levels of government. Alternative medicine - faith healing, homeopathy, energy therapies, New Age healing, and the like - is more popular than ever. Scripture and revelati... more »

"I Had An Experience..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"I had an experience... *I can't prove it, I can't even explain it, but everything that I know as a human being, everything that I am tells me that it was real! *I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever... A vision of the universe that tells us, undeniably, how tiny, and insignificant and how... rare, and precious we all are! A vision that tells us that we belong to something that is greater than ourselves, that we are *not — that none of us — are alone!* I wish I could share that. I wish, that everyone, if only for one moment, could feel that awe, and hum... more »

Ron Jacobs : BOOKS | The pacification that never ends

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
Patrick Cockburn looks at the non-state forces in the region, who they are backed by, the motives of those backers. and the sectarian desires of the jihadis. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [The Jihadis … finish reading Ron Jacobs : *BOOKS* | The pacification that never ends

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Burnham-on-sea, Somerset, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"Rarely Pure, Never Simple..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple." - Oscar Wilde

"How To Respond To The Awful Truth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"How To Respond To The Awful Truth"* by Zen Gardner "It's a volatile, challenging time to be alive, no doubt. The world is a landscape thoroughly scattered with catastrophic nightmares like flaming lava pits on a giant festering orb. And this huge array of drastic, life-threatening problems we're facing that are burning in the world's collective subconscious are apparently careening towards some mad, apocalyptic finale. The big question we're all faced with is this. Once we're aware of what's going on, what do we do? And more importantly, for those not willing to face the truth, w... more »

Is Japan's Military Returning To The Way Of The Samurai?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
BBC *Return Of The Samurai: Japan Steps Away From Pacifist Constitution As Military Eyes Threat From China -- ABC Online* Ever since it surrendered to the allies at the end of World War II, Japan's military effort has been homebound. The Japanese Self-Defence Forces have been precisely that – remaining vigilant to outside threats but constitutionally restrained from striking the first blow. Now, with an assertive China throwing its weight around in North Asia, there is a developing inclination among Japan's leadership to take its tactical lead from another playbook: that the best... more »

Quote of the day: On what can’t be given to you by politicians

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
“Remember ever the old words—as true today as when they were first spoken—'What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?' If you lose all respect for the rights of others, and with it your own self-respect, if you lose your own sense of right and fairness, if you lose your belief in liberty, and with it the sense of your own worth and true rank, if you lose your own will and self-guidance and control over your own lives and actions, what can all the buying and trafficking, what can all the gifts of politicians give you in return?” - Auberon Herbert ... more »

As He Saw It - by Elliot Roosevelt

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*Conference leaders during Church services on the after deck of HMS Prince of Wales, in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, during the Atlantic Charter Conference. * *President Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) and Prime Minister Winston Churchill are seated in the foreground.* *Standing directly behind them are Admiral Ernest J. King, USN; General George C. Marshall, U.S. Army; General Sir John Dill, British Army; Admiral Harold R. Stark, USN; and Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, RN.* *At far left is Harry Hopkins, talking with W. Averell Harriman.* *Date between 10 August 1941 and 12 August 1941... more »

Danielle Jones

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*"The day before, Father's Day, there had been 'an atmosphere' between the youngster and her father.* *Mrs Jones said Danielle had not given her father a Father's Day card that Sunday, but she and her husband found one in their bedroom after she went missing."* Danielle Jones - The Algebra of Justice from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Resolving these cases as equations in this way fulfills the balancing act that is depicted in the symbolism that we use for courts of justice, namely the Scales of Justice, applying natural logic to the facts. The logic of the completed equation is irrefutabl... more »

Will The U.S. Defend Japan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Image Credit: Official U.S. Navy Page via Flickr.com *Will The U.S. Defend Japan? More Of A Definite Maybe -- Paul Sracic, The Diplomat* Recent history ought to teach us the dangers of assuming a ‘slam dunk.’ The late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once famously observed, “[P]olitics is an argument about the future, and no one knows that future.” Despite this warning, in recent weeks Jun Okumura and I have both tried our hand at predicting a future that neither of us can be confident in knowing. Still, the gravity of the event that we are both speculating about – the lan... more »

They Thought They Were Free - The Germans, 1933-45

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*They Thought They Were Free* *The Germans, 1933-45* *Excerpt from pages 166-73 of "They Thought They Were Free" First published in 1955* *By Milton Mayer* *But Then It Was Too Late* *"What no one seemed to notice," *said a colleague of mine, a philologist, *"was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civ... more »

Jeffrey Toobin explains "Why Rick Perry May Be Out of Luck"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*"[C]ourts give prosecutors virtual carte blanche to bring some cases and ignore others. But, once they do bring them, courts respond to the argument that 'everyone does it' more or less the same way that your mother did. It's no excuse. So if Perry's behavior fits within the technical definition of the two statutes under which he's charged, which it well might, he's probably out of luck."* *-- Jeffrey Toobin, in* "Why Rick Perry May Be Out of Luck" *by Ken* It's always frustrating when a pol outside the right-wing orbit behaves in a way that enables the Right-Wing Noise Machine t... more »

Opertion Northwoods - Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Opertion Northwoods - Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba from Spike EP on Vimeo. 3. A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several forms: a. We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. b. We could blow up a drone (unmannded) vessel anywhere in the Cuban waters. We could arrange to cause such incident in the vicinity of Havana or Santiago as a spectacular result of Cuban attack from the air or sea, or both. The presense of Cuban planes or ships merely investigating the intent of the vessel could be fairly compelling evidence that t... more »

Ambassador Freeman on US Iraq ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 12 hours ago
Title: Ambassador Freeman on US Iraq ISIS. Source: VOAvideo. Date Published: August 19, 2014. Description: Host Carol Castiel talks with retired US defense official and diplomat, Ambassador Chas Freeman, who served in numerous senior positions from US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia to Director of Chinese Affairs at the State Department to Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, about a range of national security issues from the crises in Iraq and Syria, tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine, differences between the U.S. and China over terr... more »

Roy Cohn, General John Medaris, Joe Bonanno, L.M. Bloomfield, theSyndicate and the Mafia.

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*III - Roy Cohn, General John Medaris, Joe Bonanno, L.M. Bloomfield, the Syndicate and the Mafia.* Roy M. Cohn, using a representative of Intercontinental Company of Garland, Texas, a subsidiary of Lionel Corporation, provided a Dallas located agent to work with Ferenc Nagy. This agent was Ramon Buenrostro Cortez. Others with Cortez in Texas were Lorenzo Saunders and a Cuban exile, Ignacio Hernandez Garcia, alias Fernandez Feito.43 In the September 5, 1969 issue of LIFE Magazine, it was reported that J. Edgar Hoover punished three of his FBI agents in New York for cooperating ... more »

stellar wind

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago

Sarah Payne

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*"The evidence at the trial of Roy Whiting consisted of an impressionable eyewitness and an odd-looking pattern of fibres." * Roy Whiting from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Resolving these cases as equations in this way fulfills the balancing act that is depicted in the symbolism that we use for courts of justice, namely the Scales of Justice, applying natural logic to the facts. The logic of the completed equation is irrefutable because it is mathematically correct, and any error that is made in the calculation can be seen and corrected afterwards. The jury system was created with a unanim... more »

Permindex and Its Five Subsidiaries

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*Former Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc NagyAuthor of Behind the Iron CurtainPresident of PERMINDEX* *NOMENCLATURE OF AN ASSASSINATION CABAL* *NOTICE* This manuscript is the result of research and investigation by the investigator and author. It is compiled for the sole purpose of research and the statements and averments of fact contained herein are the result of investigation and research of agencies both private and public. The purpose of this document is to place into perspective such research and investigative findings and is to be used only at a time in the future when it... more »

Martial Law Primer ( August 19 , 2014 ) -- US Army's Civil Disturbances Manual .....US chemical weapon usage at Ferguson ( Tear Gas = chemical weapon ) ....... Amnesty International comes to Ferguson ( and US for the first time EVER !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 12 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-19/under-what-conditions-can-us-army-engage-american-citizens-armys-civil-disturbances- Under What Conditions Can The US Army Engage Citizens: The Army's "Civil Disturbances" Primer [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/19/2014 15:24 -0400 - Barack Obama - None inShare1 With events in Ferguson deteriorating from day to day, despite the arrival of the Missouri National Guard, some have asked what further escalation steps are possible. As a reminder, the reason Missouri governor Jay Nixon resorted to the aid o... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*This picture is incredibly rare - that's "The Duchess", or "The Dutch".* That's Savile's *MOTHER*... Dead since 1973. "Cliff Richard, whose home is near to where Madeleine McCann disappeared, with Winston Churchill's close friend Lord Boothby, who reportedly was involved with child sex rings for the elite..." The Krays were not psychotic (or even violent) prior to their National Service - then they spontaneously developed Multiple Personalities. They are a product of the Tavistock Institute. They main criminal racket was not Fruit Machines, it was little boys for the Cliv... more »

"Some People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em." - Louis Armstrong

Lockerbie - Tam Dalyell

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
Lockerbie - Major's Bane from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Q7. Mr. Dalyell : *To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on representations from Arab countries about sanctions against Libya. * The Prime Minister :* We have had various approaches from Arab countries about sanctions against Libya. We and the Arab League share the same objective--to see a satisfactory outcome to the Lockerbie problem. This, as the Arab League well knows, will require Libya's full compliance with United Nations Security Council resolution 731. * Mr. Dalyell :* In the light of my two letters to the P... more »

Recent Secret Test Raises Questions That China Is Now Ahead In Developing Hypersonic Strike Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*China Secretly Conducts Second Flight Test Of New Ultra High-Speed Missile -- Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon* Wu-14 hypersonic glide vehicle poses major strategic weapons threat China recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing’s global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads. The latest test of the new hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) known as Wu-14 took place Aug. 7 at a missile facility in western China, said U.S. government officials familiar with detai... more »

In the Hands of Economists, the More Precise the Number, the Bigger the Lie.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 13 hours ago
*In this second-part of the excerpt we started yesterday, author of three best-selling books already, Bill Bonner eviscerates what passes for modern economics in this excerpt from ‘Hormageddon: How Too Much of a Good Thing Leads to Disaster.’* Excerpt #2 from *Hormageddon: How Too Much of a Good Thing Leads to Disaster **By Bill Bonner* *The Original Economists* There was a time when economists were not so conceited, not so bold and arrogant, not so ambitious… and not such dumbbells. The original practitioners of the trade saw themselves as natural or moral philosophers. It was ... more »

The Lesser of Two Evils Is Still Evil: An Interview With St. Pete for Peace

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 13 hours ago
As the old saying goes, “the greatest trick that the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”. It is remarkable as to how applicable that this saying is when applied to President Barack Obama. Obama was widely hailed as the man who would lead the nation out of the dark wilderness of the Bush-Cheney years of war, torture, mass-surveillance, destruction of civil liberties and grand scale theft by the jackals of high finance. Now it is apparent that Obama is not only a fraud but is arguably far worse than Bush and Cheney because El Presidente kills with a smile. E... more »

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: Why do Governments Regulate?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 13 hours ago
What’s happening tomorrow night at the Auckland Uni Economics Group? Here’s your update: This week we are excited to be joined by Professor Robert MacCulloch who will answer the question: *Why do Governments Regulate?* *This question has been a controversial one among economists for several centuries. Do governments regulate for the public interest? Or rather to protect the interests of “big business” that have captured politicians? **Robert maintains neither of these views is consistent with the evidence, arguing instead that regulations are imposed as a form of punishment o... more »

“Fukushima: Proof Radiation Is KILLING The Pacific”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Fukushima: Proof Radiation Is KILLING The Pacific”* by Dana Durnford and Terry Daniels “This video features highlights of Dana Durnford and Terry Daniel's video Podcast. Very special thanks to Dana and his team for all the hard word and research they have gathered concerning Fukushima radiation and the dying Pacific Ocean. Without individuals such as Dana stepping up to get us the real data in the field, much of this type of information would not be available to the general public. See the entire original 75 minute presentation here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1FrscZBjhc&fea... more »

How Long Until Ferguson Protesters are Declared to be "Terrorists"?

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
Attorney General Eric Holder is going to Ferguson while America is going to Hell. Last night chaos continued to reign in Ferguson, Missouri as the protests/riots over the shooting of Michael Brown are still going strong. This despite the a renewed presence of militarized police in the streets who are now augmented by the National Guard. Not only is the unrest ongoing but as in America's Middle Eastern wars the local situation on the ground is attracting participants who have a beef with the government from elsewhere. According to a story in The Guardian entitled“Ferguson: 31 arres... more »

Unarmed Dog Gunned Down in Cold Blood by Chicago Cops

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
With a fervor akin to that of legendary G-man Eliot Ness chasing down a member of the Al Capone mob, Chicago police gunned down a beloved family pet early Monday morning. The latest victim of the undeclared war on dogs by the nation's police was a large Italian Mastiff who was blown away in it’s own backyard. There is now an actual term for the plague of family pets being summarily executed during police raids:“puppycide”. This sad but predictable evolution of the fascist police state has reached unprecedented levels in America and body count rises daily. The murdering of innocent... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The power of the Islamic State terrorist group, pictured here, stretches from the steppe between Marea and al-Bab in northwestern Syria to an area around 100 kilometers outside of Baghdad in Iraq. Reuters *Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State -- Spiegel Online* *Images of Yazidis fleeing parts of Iraq and Syria have shocked the world and the battle against the jihadists with the Islamic State has united Americans, Europeans, Kurds and Iranians. Can the Islamists be stopped?* In Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State's "caliphate" has already become a reality. All women in the... more »

Elif Shafak: East, West, and Global Souls

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Elif Şafak (born 25 October 1971, Strasbourg, France) is an outspoken Turkish author, columnist, speaker and academic. "As Turkey's bestselling female writer, Şafak is a brave champion of cosmopolitanism, a sophisticated feminist, and an ambitious novelist who infuses her magical-realist fiction with big, important ideas...". Critics have named her as "one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature". Her books have been published in more than 40 countries, and she was awarded the honorary distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts ... more »

Blatant EDL-Recruiting Propaganda, Courtesy of the License Fee Payer

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
Blatant EDL-Recruiting Propaganda, Courtesy of the License Fee Payer from Spike EP on Vimeo. *BBC EDL Girls - Dont Call Me Racist* *A chronicle of the EDL "Angels" from BBC 3 in the wake of the Lee Rigby Incident in Woolwich.* *"The English Defence League has gained notoriety as the far-right street movement with racist and extremist members whose protests often end in violence. Many of its members feel misunderstood and misrepresented by the media. This film explores the lives of some of the females living within the EDL's ranks.* *After the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in May ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

World News Briefs -- August 19, 2014 (Evenig Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Gaza Truce Collapses, Fighting Erupts, Israel Orders Negotiators Home -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets at Israel and Israel launching air strikes that health officials said killed three people including a woman and a young girl in Gaza. Accusing Gaza Islamists of breaking the truce, Israel promptly recalled its negotiators from talks in Cairo, leaving the fate of Egyptian-brokered efforts to secure a lasting peace hanging in the balance. Rockets were fired from Gaza nearly eight hours ... more »

Afghan Soldiers Have Been Ordered To Take No Prisoners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Captured Taliban insurgents and their weapons are presented to the media in Ghazni province December 19, 2011. Mustafa Andaleb/REUTERS *As Taliban Push Quickens, Afghan Troops Ordered: Take No Prisoners -- Reuters* (Reuters) - As U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the battlefield they leave behind is changing dramatically and becoming more deadly. No longer pinned down by U.S. air cover, Taliban fighters are attacking Afghan military posts in larger numbers with the aim of taking and holding ground, a shift from the hit-and-run strikes with posses of gunmen, explosives and sui... more »

Apartheid Schooling in New Jersey

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Bob Braun's Ledger: on One Newark I remember standing in line at the career fair at the New Jersey university where I received my Master of Arts in Teaching and certification to teach secondary history and social studies. The line at the Newark table was vacant. No one, not one person, was interested in starting a career in Newark New Jersey public schools. Despite financial incentives, jobs in Newark and Camden public schools are still plentiful. Bob Braun has been tirelessly covering education in New Jersey on his blog. What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri, where schools budget... more »

revolutionary thoughts of the day: kareem abdul-jabbar, the new yorker, howard zinn

laura k at wmtc - 15 hours ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has an excellent essay in *Time*, something only a big-name writer can get away with in the mainstream media. Abdul-Jabbar names the stark truths behind the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri. And the mere fact that this appears on Time.com is reason for hope. This fist-shaking of everyone’s racial agenda distracts America from the larger issue that the targets of police overreaction are based less on skin color and more on an even worse Ebola-level affliction: being poor. Of course, to many in America, being a person of color is synonymous with being poor, and being... more »

Judith: think it possible you may be mistaken [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 15 hours ago
[image: image]It’s true that both a person’s and a politician’s emails should be private. But what might have been revealed by the reaction to the illegal @Whaledump was more than just some ill-considered repartee. How Judith Collins has reacted to media pressure about her behaviour – leaving her Prime Minister to bat for her when she should be fronting herself – has been revealing. It turns out Entitleitis isn't just for corporate cronies and lowly-paid beneficiaries. Cabinet ministers get it too. But then, they are the country’s highest-paid beneficiaries. Irony, then, that Col... more »

It's no longer "hands up, don't shoot" in Ferguson

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
*As reported by Daniel Johnson, Founder of PANDA (People Against the NDAA) moments ago via Ustream (see below), following another police involved shooting earlier today, some protesters in the Northside community of St. Louis (near Ferguson, MO) are saying: "It's no longer 'hands up, don't shoot'. It's now 'shoot back'." * *Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Afghan Taliban Have Launched A Major Offensive Near Kabul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
NATO troops arrive at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul Aug. 10, 2014. Reuters/Omar Sobhani *Hundreds of Taliban Fighters Battle Afghan Forces Near Kabul -- Voice of America* (Reuters) - As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign forces pull out of the country. Militants have this summer mounted increasingly intensive assaults across several provinces, often involving hundreds of fighters, as... more »

Is China's Armed Forces Too Corrupt To Fight And Win A War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
China's President Xi Jinping walks next to an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in this August 26, 2013 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic/Files *Chinese Military's Ability To Wage War Eroded By Graft, Its Generals Warn -- Reuters* (Reuters) - As tensions spike between China and other countries in Asia's disputed waters, serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media are questioning whether China's armed forces are too corrupt to fight and win a war. A slew of articles in official media in recen... more »

Michael James : Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 15 hours ago
After opening the Heartland Café in 1976, trips bolstered my positive outlook about life, and probably kept me sane. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from his … finish reading Michael James : Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

Greg Hunter, “Economic Mayhem Coming for US- Craig Hemke”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Economic Mayhem Coming for US- Craig Hemke”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Financial expert Craig Hemke is founder of the popular website TFMetalsReport.com. Hemke says, “We are all preparing for the end of the Keynesian experiment. We are all in the same boat. The Keynesian experiment means this idea that government can simply print money and go into greater and greater debt. Increase the money supply year over year, and we are at a point where that is in the terminal phase. It’s unsustainable, and we are preparing for what’s going to happen next.” Hemke goes by the name Tur... more »

“This Is Your Economic Recovery With And Without Drugs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“This Is Your Economic Recovery With And Without Drugs”* By James Quinn “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson “Does this chart portray an economic recovery in any way? Wages have been stagnant since the START of the supposed recovery in 201... more »

Capitalism and Social Movement Theory

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 16 hours ago
You don't have to be steeped in social theory to realise that the kind of society we live in is bound to have a huge impact on the things that happen in that society. And yet social movement scholarship these last 20 years has acted as if this law of sociological gravity does not apply. But when the theoretical perspective that consistently gives the weight of wider social relations due recognition is Marxism, you can understand why some scholars might prefer to fight shy of integrating capitalism into the analysis of movements. But it's not just a matter of political reticence. Th... more »

Why Are Our Political Elites Always Such Patsies For Authoritarianism?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
My grandfather, a Socialist, always warned me to never trust the Democratic Party as a real alternative to the fascists (which is how he referred to Nazis, Republicans, Southern Democrats and any other parties on the right). In the last week, we've been looking at how the Democratic Establishment and the Republican Establishment banded together to defeat Alan Grayson's amendment against militarization of local police departments. As it turns out, the Democratic floor manager of the bill was Military Industrial Complex shill Pete Visclosky, who represents a heavily Democratic distr... more »

The Economy: “Corrupt Money Corrupts Everything”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Corrupt Money Corrupts Everything” * by Bill Bonner “Dow up another 175 points. Whee! Corrupt money corrupts everything it touches. Do you remember, last year about this time, we saw two guys in electric wheelchairs racing each other down Eutaw Street in Baltimore? The local liquor store must have been getting ready to close. All over the city you see these motorized wheelchairs. You may wonder how people got around before they were invented. They probably walked. Or powered their wheelchairs with their own arms. You may also wonder whether eliminating the need to use arms as we... more »

Shut up, Wesley - Michael Moore & Jesse Jackson's 2004 Presidential Pick

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
*"Do you ever ask why it is that these people in these other countries can't solve their own problems without the United States sending its troops over there? And do you ever ask why it is the Europeans, the people that make the Mercedes and the BMW's that got so much money can't put some of that money in their own defense programs and they need us to do their defense for them?* *"And I'll tell you what I've learned from Europe is that are a lot of people out in the world who really, really love and admire the United States. Don't you ever believe it when you hear foreign leaders ... more »


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
Watershed event by government to impose further restrictions on liberty *by* KURT NIMMO | INFOWARS.COM Last week Fox News reported the FBI was concerned members of the New Black Panthers are in Ferguson, Missouri to advocate and promote violence against police. The report filed on August 13 cited an alert issued by the St. Louis Division of the FBI. It claimed the National Chief of Staff of the New Black Panther Party, Chawn Kweli, and others have traveled to Ferguson to exploit the protests in response to the shooting of Michael Brown. Kweli had p... more »

Swat Team Raided with Immigration, Tibetan Monks for over extended visas while they were on a Peace Mission in U.S.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 17 hours ago
Considering the U.S. is open for everyone now for illegal immigration. The illegals are pouring in here fast from south of the border. SWAT teams in the U.S. are militarized and are being used for the most basic purposes now. They raid homes for the smallest reasons. In 2006, they raided Tibetan Monks on a Peace mission for expired visas with immigration officials. Now are they going to do

NATO Lies.

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*"We have worked very hard in this campaign. It is not a campaign against the Serb people, as we have said from the outset, it is directed specifically to cause President Milosevic to change his mind, to change his pattern of behaviour, to achieve some well articulated political aims and we don't want to hurt innocent people, innocent civilians in this campaign, so we are working very, very hard to prevent collateral damage. One of the things we are doing is we are using precision weaponry. This campaign has the highest proportion of precision weaponry that has ever been used in a... more »

Chinese Forces Have Advanced 25km Into Indian Territory In Recent Days

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Chinese Troops Enter 25km Deep Into Indian Territory: Sources -- Times Of India/PTI* LEH/NEW DELHI: Chinese troops are reported to have entered 25 to 30km deep into Indian territory in Burtse area in Ladakh where they had pitched their tents last year that had led to a tense three-week standoff. Official sources said on Monday a patrol of Indian troops noticed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel yesterday while moving from their base towards the higher 'New Patrol base' post in Burtse area of North Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The area is at an altitude of 17,000 feet. ... more »

Ukraine's Millionaires Are Helping To Fund The Military As It Wages War Against Pro-Russian Separatists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Ukraine's Secret Weapon: Funding From The Country's Millionaires -- CNN* (CNN) -- A 20-minute drive from Kiev takes you to a neighborhood that feels more like Beverly Hills than central Ukraine. In a quiet oasis, huge mansions sit on lush lawns behind gilded gates. Private security guards stand watch over quiet, tree-lined streets. You'd never know you're in a country in the midst of a violent conflict, with near daily reports of intense battles killing soldiers, pro-Russian separatists, and civilians -- including children. These are the mansions that rose when the Soviet Union f... more »

Supplemental: No leaders, no justice!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014* *Where has the leadership been:* We were surprised by a conversation on last evening’s Maddow program. Maddow interviewed Lizz Brown, a St. Louis talk show host. Before introducing her guest, Maddow indirectly raised a pair of questions we have been puzzling about. According to Maddow, some local people had suggested that the all-night protests should be all-night no more. Wondering if those people could really be local leaders, Maddow decided to ask Brown: MADDOW (8/18/14): Tonight in Missouri, police are not imposing the midnight to 5 a.m. curfew that ... more »

St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 18 hours ago
*Fox2Now* *ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Authorities are responding to a report of an officer involved shooting in north St. Louis. It happened just before 1 p.m. Tuesday at McLaran and Riverview outside a market.* *Authorities say a man tried to rob the 5-Star Market convenience store with a knife.* *The store owner says he got into a dispute with the man.* *Police were called but the suspect refused to put down the weapon. He tried to attack police and was shot and killed.* *Photo from officer involved shooting on Riverview in North St. Louis. #KSDK ... more »

The Realist Report - Are nuclear weapons a hoax?

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 18 hours ago
*Photographers connected to a military funded movie studio based in **Laurel Canyon **filming a "nuclear weapon" test.* On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined by Rae West of *www.Big-Lies.org *and www.NukeLies.org. Rae and I will be discussing the very real possibility that nuclear weapons are in fact a hoax and a variety of other subjects. You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *"Have you heard the idea nuclear bombs are a myth?" - vid* - *NukeLies.org YouTube playlist* - *Guided Tour of our Hiroshima/Nagas... more »

Russian President Putin Will Meet Ukrainian President Poroshenko In Minsk On August 26

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Ukrainian President-elect Petro Proshenko (left) walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) during the commemoration ceremony for the 70th anniversary of D-Day at Sword beach in Ouistreham, France on June 6, before Poroshenko had been sworn in as president. *Putin, Ukrainian President Poroshenko To Meet In Minsk Next Week -- Radio Free Europe* As fighting continued between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, Kyiv and Moscow announced that the presidents of Russia and Ukraine will meeet in Minsk next week. The Kremlin said... more »

Kicked-Up Sweet Chili Quesadilla

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 18 hours ago
When it comes to Mexican food, it's easy to throw the humble quesadilla at the bottom of the list of options. But who says the quesadilla has to be boring? We often make quesadillas as a quick-fix meal and as a result they end up being quick-fix quality: dull and average. But, like so many other things in life, if you add a little time and thought, you can make quesadillas an awesome dish. Such is the case with these Kicked-Up Sweet Chili Quesadillas. They are a fusion of Asian and Mexican and the flavors are complex and delicious! INGREDIENTS - 1/2 to 1 lb. cooked chicken,... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Advancing Ukraine Troops Take Fight To Heart Of Pro-Moscow Rebellion -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A gun battle broke out in the center of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire on Tuesday, taking a government military offensive into the heart of the retreating pro-Moscow separatist rebellion. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart will meet next week for the first time in months to try to end their confrontation over the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine, their offices said. In a prelude to the talks betw... more »

August 18: Blah....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 19 hours ago
Monday's Times and Transcript was, more than usually, pretty flat gruel. Almost all news media have always been propaganda sheets. In the old days, that was evident in the press empires of William Randolph Hearst and Lord Beaverbrook But these were lone operators, each with his own agenda so one could always read several papers, and come up with some hint of the truth. But now they are almost all of them, owned in huge blocks by a handful of multibillionaires who are united to control government - and the news media. Publicly-owned systems like BBC and CBC were more honest, and they... more »

Are The Republicans Pulling Ahead Of Democrats In Campaign Field Operations?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
After watching how a weak Republican candidate, lobbyist David Jolly, managed to beat Alex Sink-- with the DCCC and EMILY's List all in-- after Sink spent $3,195,638-- *double* what Jolly spent-- it was clear that throwing money into media buys was more effective in enriching consultants than in winning elections. I asked an old friend of mine, Christian Schneider of Pivotal Campaign Services to explain what exactly a "grassroots campaign" is and why progressive candidates need to throw away the DCCC/consultant playbook and start thinking outside the box. *Field for Candidatesby ... more »

Reuters Given A Tour Of Hamas' Tunnel Complex

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Palestinian fighters from the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, stand inside an underground tunnel in Gaza August 18, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Mohammed Salem *Exclusive: Hamas Fighters Show Defiance In Gaza Tunnel Tour -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Hamas fighters, clad in black and armed with assault rifles, navigated the dimly lit tunnel with ease, saying they felt at home in their network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip. A rare tour that Hamas granted to a Reuters reporter, photographer and cameraman appeared to be an attempt to dispute Israel... more »

Mass Produced Security Robots Introduced in U.S.

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 20 hours ago
Vigilant MCP - Gamma2 Robotics *Activist Post* While debate continues to rage about the threat of autonomous "killer robots," the mechanized replacement of humans continues across the workforce. In fact, the robotics industry notched record sales in the first half of 2014 in North America, and there appears to be no indications of a slowdown. Security robots have become a special area of interest for developers. Britain recently unveiled its first robot security guard. "Bob" is the outcropping of a worldwide initiative into robotic security set to appear at prisons, care facil... more »

"Has anyone else kept a job after 7 years of total failure?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Alan at *Biased BBC* links to more tweets from the BBC's Palestinian-obsessed Australia correspondent, Jon Donnison. After Alan went to press, Jon D posted yet another impartiality-busting tweet: Realised 7 years ago I was covering @tonyblairoffice new gig as ME peace envoy? Has anyone else kept a job after 7 years of total failure? — Jon Donnison (@JonDonnison) August 18, 2014 Now, he may very well be right, but should he really be saying that as a BBC reporter (especially one who uses Twitter as a key part of his BBC reporting and not in a personal capacity)?

Cost of Medical Bills for Baby Hit by SWAT Grenade? Over $800,000. County’s Refusal to Pay? Priceless

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 20 hours ago
Daisy Luther Remember back in May when a gang of uniformed thugs from the Habersham County SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade right on top of a sleeping baby? Well, stellar group that they are, they’ve refused to pay the over $800,000 in medical bills for the child that they permanently disfigured and nearly killed. That’s right. They aren’t paying the bills and are leaving the family to try and cover the costs for the toddler’s care. Our militarized police forces are claiming too many innocent victims, and they aren’t being held accountable. The family’s attorneys, from the D... more »

How Amanda Ripley’s The Smartest Kids in the World Falls Short

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 21 hours ago
Amanda Ripley’s The Smartest Kids in the World is primarily concerned with what we can learn from other countries, and several of those lessons are very valuable. It also has a very few pages that are jammed-packed with inaccurate, un-footnoted statements about standardized testing in America. My sense is that Ripley feels compelled to offer […]

Argentina: “Strange Presences” in the Islands of Entre Rios

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 21 hours ago
*Source: Diario La Voz (online)Date: 08.19.2014* *Argentina: “Strange Presences” in the Islands of Entre Rios* **** Man tells local television about disembodied beings in the La Jaula wilderness**** A local resident identified as Rubén Lell claims having witnessed the manifestations of beings “with heads, but without bodies” while crossing the islands near the La Jaula wilderness in the Province of Entre Rios. Lell states that he headed for the river, pushed along by “a black-colored being” of great strength, to the point of being thrown into the water, according to ElOnce.com ... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 21 hours ago
Lots of people complain that we are often "preaching to the choir". Peace walks give us great opportunities to reach well beyond our normal activist boxes. Both the organizing of a walk and the actual walk itself introduces us to many new people and organizations. The sharing community that gets created during a walk is more than magical and sends sparks out into the air as we pass through rural and urban settings. People take notice and open themselves to the message and spirit of the walk. I been involved in about a dozen or so walks. They are life changing experiences and ... more »


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 21 hours ago
Global Political Awakening We have assembled a Youtube playlist to capture many of the events surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson Missouri Police Officer, Darren Wilson. Please share any videos you would like for us to add to the playlist in the comments section below. *You can visit our Michael Brown article archive here.* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Obama to Citizens of Ferguson: Carrying a Gun ‘Undermines Justice’

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 21 hours ago
Melissa Melton With National Guard now stationed in Ferguson, Missouri as the riots and protests there continue over the shooting death of an unarmed teen by police, Obama held a press conference where he said that citizens carrying guns undermines justice (Via the Chicago Tribune): "While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving in to that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos,” Obama told a news conference. “It undermines, rather than advancing, justice.” R... more »

Israel - Hamas Ceasefire Shattered. Both Sides Resume Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Gaza Conflict: Israel Launches Strikes After Rocket Fire -- BBC* Israel's military says it has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to fresh rocket fire, hours before a ceasefire was set to expire. "Terror targets" were hit after three rockets were fired towards the towns of Beersheba and Netivot, officials said. A five-day ceasefire was extended for 24 hours at midnight while delegations from both sides tried to negotiate a deal to end weeks of fighting. More than 2,080 people, most of them Palestinians, have died since... more »

Jeffrey Smith's message to the March Against Monsanto 2014

Geezer Power at Home Nature Report - 21 hours ago
Youtube The Institute for Responsible TechnologyPublished on May 22, 2014 Jeffrey Smith reports in from the front lines in Maui County where the SHAKA Movement is helping to mobilize the county's first ever citizen's ballot initiative. 17,000 registered voters have already signed a petition to put on the ballot in November a temporary moratorium on open field GMO and Pesticide experimentation and seed production until a public health impacts study shows Monsanto's and DOW's GMO crops and the pesticide cocktails they are spaying here are safe for the residents who are exposed to ... more »

Fox News Viewers at Socialist Health Clubs

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 21 hours ago
I work out at a city-owned health club, where old men who hate government come in their white tennis shoes and walk on the new municipally-owned treadmills, while watching the babes on FoxNews hand out to them their morning doses of hate. They walk, glower, and sour without apparent purpose other than to make their hearts harder as hard as their arteries. But yesterday I figured out how to get old white men to turn off Fox News. All you have to do is have on a scientist to share the details of an autopsy of a black kid murdered by a white cop. These wheezing geezers were switchi... more »

World News Briefs -- August 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Israel Launches Fresh Air Strikes In Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire -- The Guardian* *Temporary ceasefire in jeopardy after rockets are fired from Gaza, sparking swift response from Israel* The temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was in jeopardy on Tuesday after rockets were fired from Gaza, triggering a swift military and political response from Israel. The Israel Defence Forces said it was targeting "terror sites across the Gaza Strip" in retaliation, and the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, ordered his negotiating team to pull out of talks to find a durable ceas... more »

Fun City

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 22 hours ago
Michael Brown ultimately died because he was jaywalking in the middle of the street, and a police officer told him to move, and then things got murky in the little minds of officials vainly trying to cover up the ensuing facts and thus directly causing even more trouble. It's weird. Because before the whole place went ka-boom, Ferguson, Missouri was designated a "Playful City USA" winner by the KaBOOM! corporate non-profit charity. They won because rather than spend a lot of money for fancy community recreation, the town fathers had cleverly banned Sunday afternoon traffic on selec... more »

NO JOURNALISM, NO JUSTICE: In search of journalistic values!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 22 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014* *Part 2—A tale of three news reports:* As a matter of theory, journalistic values are very important at a time like this. As a matter of theory, journalists should help citizens know when certain facts have been established. They should also caution citizens about the facts which *aren’t* known. We humans are strongly inclined to leap ahead of known facts. As a matter of theory, journalists are supposed to drag us back into line. Needless to say, this is all theory. In practice, journalistic and scholarly norms are routinely honored in the breech. (Just c... more »

U.S. Navy Integrates Autonomous Drones With Manned Missions

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 22 hours ago
image credit: Alex Millar/U.S. Navy Nicholas West "History" was made in mid-May of last year as Northrop Grumman's X-47B unmanned drone made its first launch at sea from the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. While the Navy says it wasn't intended for the immediate war environment, it was heralded by the commander of the Naval Air Forces, Vice Admiral David Buss, as a monumental achievement: Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems into arguably the most complex warfighting environment that e... more »

Feliz Martes

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 22 hours ago

More Bogus Research from UofArkansas's Walmart School of Ed Reform

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 22 hours ago
What a shame that a great state university like Arkansas would allow billionaire bullshit "research" to sully its good name! NEPC has reviewed the recent charter school "research" study by Jay Greene and his team and found it severely lacking in most everything that research requires to be legitimate: BOULDER, CO (August 19, 2014) *–*A recent report from the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform (DER) on charter school productivity asserts charter schools are more effective in producing achievement on standardized tests and are also less costly per pupil than tradit... more »

When Justin is elected

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
When Justin get elected, ask me about how listening to rock tunes at painful volumes stirs the intellectualize juices. I have made Bob Dylan in a can. Its stainless steel with temperature rating above silicone due to my private patented for just so a case. We are so lucky to live is sci fi novel but when the light grows dim we will have to eat or do everything that a superhero never considers when he plows a single lane this life is complicated and the great apes never got over the beating chest thing I beat my chest and nienty percent of the oppositon will fade away that is the gr... more »

Militia Mobilization Started In 203 Due To Renewed Iraq Insurgency

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 22 hours ago
As the security situation has worsened in Iraq Baghdad has turned to militias more and more. Some point to the fall of Mosul in June 2014 as the turning point in this trend, but in fact armed Shiite groups started operating again in early 2013 in response to the renewed insurgency. Today they are working with the security forces on all major fronts, and have been accused of kidnapping and killing civilians. The majority of them are beholden to Iran increasing Tehran’s influence on the ground. The militias highlight the weakness of the state. It can’t protect its people, it is let... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 22 hours ago
*5 Match-Ups to Watch for Saints vs. Colts ~Barry Hirstius, Who Dat Dish* *State Auditor: Bayou Health report flawed, marginally legitimate ~Marsha Schuler, The Advocate* *Mapping New Orleans: The Broadsides of Unfathomable City ~Daily Serving* “Bass Lines: Deep Sounds and Soils” from the book Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas. Map concept by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and Rebecca Snedeker, cartography by Jakob Rosenzweig, artwork by Katie Holten, and design by Lia Tjandra. *Program aims to improve quality of seafood catch ~Xerxes Wilson, WWLTV * *New Orleans Fringe Festival adds Zei... more »

US/Syria "not on same page" fighting ISIS- FAA issues no fly warning over Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 22 hours ago
Gee, how come the US & Syria are not on the same page in fighting ISIS? Isn't the US striking at ISIS in Iraq? Because they are terrorists? The very same terrorists who have laid seige to many towns, brutalized civilians and taken over oilfields in Syria? *How could they not be "on the same page"?* *Of course, I am being rhetorical!*- *US, Syria ‘not on the same page’ in fighting IS* *State Department official says Washington, Damascus have yet to share common ground in fight against IS.* Washington and Damascus are "not on the same page" in the fight against their common enemy the... more »

US “Pivot” Stumbles in Thailand

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 22 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci Months after the May 22, 2014 military coup that ousted the regime of Thaksin Shinawatra, the military-led government has been working in earnest to uproot the Shinawatra political machine as well as realign the Kingdom’s foreign policy to represent a better balance between China’s rising power and the West’s waning but meddlesome influence. *Uprooting the West’s Unwarranted Influence* The regime of Thaksin Shinawatra, led by nepotist proxy via his own sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, represented an inequity between this balance. Shinawatra has been a long-time famil... more »

Workforce Investment Act Becomes $3 Billion Handout to Predatory "Colleges"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 22 hours ago
No bills get through Congress these days without an overwhelming amount of money to be made by both sides of the corporate aisle. Such a bill sailed through last month without so much as racial slur at the President, something quite unheard of in the age of an ostensibly-black Commander in Chief. The legislation is called the Workforce Investment Act, and it's worth $3.1 billion to corporate higher ed profiteers who convert government retraining assistance to building corporate empires that offer nothing in return except tens of thousands in additional debt to the unemployed peopl... more »

Order Out of Chaos: The Global Elites Plan for a “Middle Eastern Union”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 22 hours ago
Steven MacMillan The Middle East has been engulfed in a state of chaos for decades now, with the region becoming increasingly unstable in recent years largely due to Western-sponsored proxy wars. The current map of the Middle East was created in 1916 through the surreptitiousSykes-Picot agreement, a deal which divided the Ottoman-ruled territories of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, into areas controlled by either Britain or France. Today the chaos we see in the Middle East is the creation of Anglo-American-Israeli power, which is attempting to redraw the map to meet their prese... more »

War Pigs Exposed in Fergunson

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
Ferguson and the whole state of the world debate We have a lot of useless people and guns Now what will happen in the USA is not a massacre but in the wilder world they will take a 223 in the area of critical ones What are we fighting for? This is not WW2 or even the american civil war It seems we spill ammunition to fuel our ambition to be players with the rescuers that will get us a profile on the Wall Street Journal as the thoughtful one I did not hoon I did not wipe out hundreds of civilians with my drift I only wanted clean concrete yet here I a, with significance Blood mak... more »

Early Use of Antibiotics Alters Immunity Later On

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 22 hours ago
Heather Callaghan As the gut microbiome becomes the newest hot topic in medical science, researchers are welcoming natural and nutritional approaches to optimal health and preventing disease. A lot of studies take a doom-and-gloom tone about the devastating effects on the world from generations of immersion in antibiotics - in animals, in food and in early childhood. Some have even traced the damage to the immune system from *before conception*. Many are warning that there is no hope except through dramatic worldwide intervention (which includes new vaccines, newer stronger drugs... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago
Pope Francis was just in South Korea for 100 hours and there was much popular movement action in the streets across the nation. His translator on the trip was one of the Catholic priests who has been involved in the Jeju Island Navy base struggle and he met with Jeju Catholic Bishop Kang who has been a huge supporter of Gangjeong village where the Navy base is being built. English language newspaper the hankyoreh reported: In his Aug. 15 mass for the Feast of the Assumption in Daejeon, the Pope urged attendees to fight the “spirit of unbridled competition” and reject “inhumane ... more »

Spy Tech "Stress Camera" Scans Crowds For Suicide Bombers

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 23 hours ago
Kevin Samson In addition to the myriad ways we are being spied on by surveillance cameras, biometrics and in the digital world, scientists also seek to uncover our internal workings in order to predict behavior. One way this traditionally has been done in law enforcement is through an examination of stress levels, whether it be from trained observation or newly created hi-tech mechanisms. Perhaps the system that has garnered the most attention (and pushback) in the U.S. for predicting "mal intent" is the Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), which was intended to be deploy... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Iraq War Effort 'Is Going To Take Time,' Obama Warns, After Pentagon Announces It Has Already Conducted 68 Airstrikes Against ISIS -- Daily Mail* * Asked about a timetable, Obama said 'I don't think ... at this point, that I'm prepared to provide a blanket answer' * Pentagon said Monday that US forces have conducted 68 airstrikes in Iraq since August 8 but sources tell MailOnline the number stands at 72 * Obama emphasized an 'international coalition' aimed at supporting an 'inclusive government' * Catering to Sunnis along with Shias and Kurds, he said, will give Sunni tribesmen a re... more »

New Anti Police State App Helps You "See Something, Say Something" in Real-Time

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 23 hours ago
*Sidekik App* *Activist Post * Recent studies have shown that police are held almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own solutions. Technology is one of these solutions. As we have seen, the violent crackdown on independent journalism in Ferguson is a sign of a worsening situation in much of America. More than ... more »

British diplomat snapped with scarf that covers whole of Israel with Palestinian flag

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
A photograph has emerged of UK Consul General to Jerusalem Alastair McPhail wearing a keffiyeh scarf that bears the image of a Palestinian flag superimposed over a map of the whole of Israel, West Bank and Gaza, with the words "Free Palestine" emblazoned next to it. The image appears on the Islamic Relief Palestine website, under the headline "British Consulate visits Islamic Relief in Gaza", and was taken during a visit McPhail paid earlier this year to Gaza City for the opening of a new lab at Al-Azhar University, a project apparently co-sponsored by the British government. The... more »

Teaching Conference

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 23 hours ago
I will be speaking at the annual conference of the National Economics Teaching Association, which this year is being held on Thursday, November 6th and Friday, November 7th, 2014 in San Diego, CA. If you want to consider attending, click here for more information. You can potentially win a free trip to the conference, as well as some cash, by entering this contest.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago

Abbas orders probe into Hamas coup plot revealed by Israel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
Hamas planning terrorist attacks on Israel? No wonder the BBC aren't reporting the news that Israel has foiled a Hamas takeover of the 'West Bank' and terrorist attacks on Israel. ' Israel's Shin Bet security service said Monday it thwarted a Hamas coup attempt in the West Bank aimed at overthrowing Abbas and starting a new round of violence. The Shin Bet said it arrested more than 90 Hamas operatives in May and June, confiscated dozens of weapons that had been smuggled into the West Bank, and seized more than $170,000 aimed at funding attacks. It produced photos of the confisca... more »

Acknowledging the Irrational

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 23 hours ago
At the centre of classical economics is the notion that man is a rational decision maker. Thus, economics is all about creating incentives. If you lower taxes, people will have more money to spend and the economy will become a virtuous cycle. But the "dead money" sitting atop the Canadian economy gives the lie to the notion that man always makes rational decisions. Worse still, the only explanation classical economics has for unemployment is that it is a moral failure. The unemployed simply have not taken advantage of economic incentives. Shipping jobs overseas, or bringing in te... more »

Islamic State Threatens To ‘Drown America In Blood'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Islamic State Message To America: 'We Will Drown All Of You In Blood' -- Reuters* BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a photograph of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of snipers, featured a statement which said in English "we will drown all of you in blood". U.S. airstrikes in northe... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Intolerance Exposed: Liberal UCSB Professor Cites Slavery and Pregnancy for Her Assault of Pro-life Student* *The baggage concerned* In a world where students are no longer allowed to speak freely on campus and are limited to designated “free speech zones,” students still aren’t safe to express their opinions. Back in March, a feminist studies professor at University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) assaulted a 16 year-old pro-life activist who was displaying literature on campus. The professor, Mireille Miller-Young, called the pro-life group members “terrorists” after she... more »

Munich city hall: Linux transition was a failed political experiment

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
*The Bavarian capital likely to restore Windows* For decades, I have been emphasizing that the people aggressively recommending Linux to common users and spreading conspiracy theories about the alleged reasons why Windows hadn't died yet were loud ideologically motivated anti-market terrorists who didn't hesitate to make most of the people suffer. *A building without windows looks rather sad. Well, let me admit: this is not a picture from Munich, it is a big fridge in Minsk. I guess that these days, the building is being used to produce high-quality Belorussian food by attaching ... more »

The 2 Wings Of The Democratic Party Face Off In A Runoff Next Tuesday In Oklahoma City

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
One week from today is primary run-off day for both parties for OK-05, the open seat centered on Oklahoma City (+ Edmond, Shawnee and Seminole). Right-wing extremist James Lankford gave up the seat so he could run for Tom Coburn's Senate seat. The last Democrat to hold that seat was John Jarman, a reactionary who switched to the Republican party in 1975, claiming the Democrats were "too liberal." Before he jumped the fence the district had been a Democratic Party bastion since the GOP caused the Great Depression. Tom Guild came in first in the primary with 11,597 votes (42.1%) to... more »

Ferguson Media and citizen's Focus, should not be racial. Police getting away with murder and an 'Above the Law' complex. Swat teams Private Corps

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 1 day ago
Months ago I started an article about the police in this nation. How they have gotten away with murder, assault and all other crimes against the citizens. They are above the law. The law does not apply to them when they are in uniform. The people of Ferguson want justice and they are bringing to light how the police are getting away with murder and it has to stop. The media is making

Fukushima Updates ( August 19 , 2014 ) Destruction of not just demand but the food chain continues without mainstream media concerns - why isn't this the major news story ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Energy News...... 02:59 AM EST on August 19th, 2014 | 15 comments Experts: Plutonium and uranium flow into ocean from Fukushima — “Heavily contaminated” water is leaking out of plant — Melted fuel releasing hundreds of different radioactive materials — Officials refuse to investigate 90% of these (VIDEO) 05:48 PM EST on August 18th, 2014 | 86 comments Nuclear Expert: Fukushima fuel suspected to be in ground… “it’s going to melt right down into the ground” when heat isn’t removed, that’s why these are so dangerous — Physician: “3 of Fukushima’s reactors melted through containment… the... more »

"How Many Divisions Does the Pope Have?"

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 day ago
The quote is from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. In the middle of WWII he was informed by one of his Western allies that the Pope was concerned about the persecution of Catholics in the USSR. Stalin snorted derisively about the Pope's total absence of military power, inferring that it was Stalin whose feelings they should be concerned about, because it was his hundreds of divisions of soldiers doing most of the fighting against Hitler. Churchill and Roosevelt conceded the point. But the sentiment also applies to leftists. First of all, powerful politicians and capitalists are not go... more »

Islamic State Executed 700 Members Of Syrian Tribe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syrian opposition leaders have called for air strikes against the Islamic State group [Reuters] *Islamic State Group 'Executes 700' In Syria -- Al Jazeera* Activists say the killings of Sheitat tribesmen, many by beheading, happened over the last two weeks. The Islamic State group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a monitoring group said. The killing spree happened in several villages inhabited by the al-Sheitat tribe in Deir Ezzor province, where the tribe are from, the Syrian Obse... more »

Blowback From The White House's Decision To Halt A Missile Transfer To Israel Over Gaza Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel hold a joint press availability in the Oval Office July 6, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Obama Deserts An Ally In Wartime -- New York Post editorial* What kind of ally refuses to send you desperately needed weapons when you’re smack in the middle of a war? Apparently, that’s what the Obama folks did with Israel, which is caught up fighting with Hamas. It’s unforgivable. The decision came, it seems, after White House officials learned that, unbeknownst to them, Israel had gotten mortar shell... more »

Lessons from Ferguson: Prepping for Civil Unrest and Martial Law

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Daisy Luther Any prepared and informed person knows that the threat isn’t always the event itself, which could be anything from a natural disaster to a rioting spree after a sporting event to an economic collapse. It’s the chaos during the aftermath of the event. If you ever had any doubts about that statement, you need look no further than Ferguson, Missouri. Today, Governor Jay Nixon called in the National Guard. Martial law has officially arrived in Ferguson. Of course, this only makes it official. The past week has shown a militarized police force driving around in tanks, wea... more »

Israeli Intelligence: Hamas 'Planned To Overthrow Palestinian Authority'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Hamas operatives in Gaza. Photo: REUTERS *Hamas In West Bank 'Planned To Topple Palestinian Authority' -- Jerusalem Post* Shin Bet, IDF say plot was orchestrated by Hamas overseas headquarters located in Turkey, and centered on a string of mass casualty terror attacks. A large-scale Hamas terrorist formation in the West Bank and Jerusalem planned to destabilize the region through a series of deadly terrorist attacks in Israel and then topple the Fatah-ruled Palestinian Authority, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said Monday. The plot was orchestrated by overseas Hamas operati... more »

Maldacena's bound on statistical significance

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
When Juan Maldacena began his Strings 2014 talk after so many speakers who have displayed their eloquence back in June, JM: Geometry and Quantum Mechanics, he was feeling like a soccer player who had to play against Argentina. ;-) The audience exploded in laughter; Juan is clearly an Argentine patriot. Despite his personal modesty on steroids, the 13-minute talk was filled with inspiring thoughts. Many of them have been discussed on this blog repeatedly. But let me focus on a rather new thing that starts to be covered around 6:00. Maldacena reminds us of the obvious and old obse... more »

China - Philippine Maritime Border Dispute Is 'Heating Up'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Philippines Warns China About Vessels in Disputed Seas -- WSJ* Foreign Affairs Department Says Chinese Vessels Regularly Seen in the Reed Bank MANILA—The Philippines on Monday warned China that what it described as the frequent presence of Chinese ships in a disputed area of the South China Sea could potentially spark renewed tensions between the neighbors. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said that Chinese vessels are regularly seen in an area called the Reed Bank, which is potentially rich in oil and natural gas. Chinese vessels' presence in the area is "par... more »

How Foreign Militaries Share Responsibility for What’s Happening in Ferguson

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Abby Martin* Abby Martin remarks on the growing militarization of America’s local police forces in the midst of the unrest in Ferguson, MO, highlighting a program known as Urban Shield, where US police forces train and learn military tactics together. Follow Abby on Twitter *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Ron Paul: Police Are Supposed To Be Peace Officers, Not Warriors!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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Ukraine Updates ( August 19 , 2014 ) - Updates from the battlefield , humanitarian efforts and sanctions watch

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://rt.com/news/181260-osce-ukraine-russia-arms/ No ammunition moved through Russia-Ukraine border - OSCE monitors Published time: August 19, 2014 08:35 Get short URL [image: This file photo shows ukrainian soldiers stand guard near the convoy of the OSCE (the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) at a check-point in the village of Debaltseve, in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic)] This file photo shows ukrainian soldiers stand guard near the convoy of the OSCE (the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) at a check-point in... more »

Iraq Updates ( August 19 , 2014 ) - US Air strikes make a difference in Kurdistan and Mosul Dam fronts , next stop Anbar and / or Tikrit for US air strikes ? ISIS threatens US with reprisals ....... Tweets of the day for most current information ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Anti War..... Blaming Sunni Neighbors for Killings, Yazidis Look to Leave Iraq for GoodISIS Didn't Do Most of the Killing, Yazidis Note by Jason Ditz, August 18, 2014 Print This | Share This Everyone is familiar with the current narrative of a bloody crackdown on the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq after the ISIS takeover of the area around Sinjar, but it didn’t go nearly how most of us envision. “It wasn’t even ISIS who did most of the killing, it was our Sunni Arab neighbors,” noted Hassan Jindi, one of the Yazidis, an air force veteran from the Iraq-Iran War, who fled with his fam... more »

Ferguson - August 16, 2014 - latest update and images .....

Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-16/ferguson-protesters-refuse-leave-midnight-curfew-approaches-police-riot-gear-present Ferguson Protesters Refuse To Leave As Midnight Curfew Approaches; Police In Riot Gear Present: Live Feeds [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/16/2014 23:56 -0400 - New Orleans - None - Twitter - Twitter inShare2 *Update 2*: It is after midnight in Ferguson and the curfew is now in effect for the next 5 hours. However, it appears that the curfew has already been broken. The ball is in the police's court: Bre... more »

Listen to the Archbishop of Mosul: "Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
' "Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal," Archbishop Amel Nona continues, "but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed i... more »

Ferguson continues to fester ( August 19 , 2014 ) -- National Guard introduction to the scene of protests fails to bring calm...... Protesters carrying " Negro Spring " signs - recalling the Sixties troubles ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Retweeted by Shami Witness *TheLondonSoundSurvey* ‏@LondonSounds 4h US cops deploy Long Range Acoustic Device 'sonic cannon' at protests in Ferguson, Missouri http://www.vox.com/2014/8/18/6003 377/ferguson-military-gear … pic.twitter.com/nFHAmw30YN [image: Embedded image permalink] http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/18/1322560/-Ferguson-Store-Owner-Says-NO-ONE-From-His-Store-Called-Cops-To-Report-Cigar-Theft# Attorney For Ferguson Market: NO ONE From His Store Called 911 To Report Cigar Theft byTeamSarah4ChoiceFollow - - - 501 Comments / 501 New attribut... more »

Gillian MacBeth-Louthan: Worm Holes of Thought

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/08/18/gillian-macbeth-louthan-worm-holes-of-thought/* Gillian MacBeth-Louthan: Worm Holes of Thought *Wormholes* By Gillian MacBeth-Louthan, August 17, 2014 One of the many gifts of this year is the ability to glimpse into the possibility of what is to come. The true pure essence of want and desire is as powerful as a star being birthed. The energetic degree that you want (or desire) something is aligned mathematically and exponentially with your power to manifest it. Each thought you have has its own consciousness. It is as consciousness withi... more »

Swedish Woman Attacked by Muslim Group For Wearing a Star of David

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
' was attacked last Thursday in Gottsunda, a suburb of the city of Uppsala in central Sweden by a group of young Muslims, after she was spotted wearing a Star of David necklace. The woman, Anna Sjogren, a local resident, said that the incident occurred while she was walking through a highly Muslim populated neighborhood. "A Muslim girl saw that I was wearing the Star of David on my neck and she started swearing at me and spat in my face. I got very upset and pushed her off. " Said Sjogren to the WZO Center for Countering Antisemitism (ICCA iZIonist.org). Sjogren described that som... more »

Turkey courts France in $3.4 bln missile project

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Eurosam (Aster-30)]Though China has been the front runner, Turkey has now turned toward France regarding the tender for a multi-billion dollar air defense system, according to unnamed sources close to the Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM) who spoke to Today's Zaman on Monday. The sources said that SSM Undersecretary İsmail Demir held a secret meeting in France with the firm Eurosam regarding interest in the tender, which is expected to be one of the largest military projects in the history of the Turkish Republic. Last year, Turkey chose a Chinese company for ... more »

Healing Occurs When there Is A Shared Responsibility.....A Quote by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
*Humans create institutions and expertise where no true expertise exists. Healing occurs not only within an individual, but within a community when there is a shared responsibility for the care and welfare of all.* M: N. Hopkins

NUSHIP Canberra embarks on final trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: NUSHIP Canberra]Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government. The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August as planned with the trials taking place in both Port Phillip Bay and off the southern coast of New South Wales before returning to Williamstown around the end of August. Final contractor trials involve testing of the combat and communication systems along with some platform systems trials. Read more

Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: AH-64E Apache]Poland will move the purchase of 30 attack helicopters forward by two years as part of a review of its army modernisation programme triggered by the crisis in Ukraine, Polish deputy defence minister Czeslaw Mroczek said. Mroczek told Reuters that the first stage of the procurement process, originally scheduled for 2016, had already started and confirmed that 10 companies have submitted their offers but declined to name them. “The events in Ukraine are having a clear negative impact on regional and international security and have made us … realise there was a ne... more »

Moscow eyes joint development of weapons within BRICS

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Pantsyr-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound)]Last week, Anatoly Isaykin, general director of Rosoboronexport (the sole Russian government agency for the export and import of military products) told the mass media that negotiations between Russia, Brazil and South Africa on the joint development of weapons and military equipment within the framework of BRICS should be held by the end of this year. “For the time being, we are working directly with each country, but we are also thinking on collaborative projects involving several countries at once. In particular, three-party negotiations bet... more »

F-15s, troops from 493rd deploy to Bulgaria

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: F-15C Eagle]Troops and fighter aircraft from the 493rd Fighter Squadron have been sent to Bulgaria as tensions in Eastern Europe continue to run high. A dozen F-15s and approximately 180 personnel from the 493rd, based at RAF Lakenheath, England, have deployed to Graf Ignatievo Air Base to participate in a two-week bilateral training exercise with the Bulgarian air force, Pentagon spokesmen Col. Steve Warren told reporters Monday. The exercise began Monday and will continue through Sept. 1. Read more

Canada has second thoughts about costly F-35 Lightning

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]O Canada, land of "peace, order and good government." Land of compromise and polite politics. Land of turmoil over whether to buy the F-35. As in the United States, the fighter plane has become a rancorous political issue. What once looked like a sure buy of 65 planes has been bogged down by infighting and un-Canadian vitriol, and the purchase is on hold while Canadian officials consider whether to buy another plane. The F-35 Lightning II is a U.S. plane, made by a U.S. company for the U.S. military. But if the cost for U.S. taxpayers is going to come down... more »

Federation wants Latvia to participate in EUR 1.27 bln unmanned aircraft project

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: RQ-4B Global Hawk]During the meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins, Latvian Safety and Protection Industries Federation representatives announced about a chance for Latvia to participate in the international NATO project "Alliance Ground Surveillance", which would secure land and aerial surveillance and aerial, using "Global Hawk" unmanned aircraft, the Presidential Press Service informed LETA. During the meeting, the federation's representatives said that the program currently involves 15 member states, and that the total costs of the project are EUR 1.27 billion. ... more »

Final Portsmouth-built aircraft carrier block leaves shipyard hall

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: HMS Prince of Wales block]The second and final block of HMS Prince of Wales today leaves its Portsmouth shipyard hall home. The block, weighing 6,000 tons, started to be moved on more than 2,300 wheels towards the barge this morning, which will transport it to Rosyth when it leaves the city next week. Workers looked on as the operation, expected to take 10 hours in total, was coordinated with a single remote control. Read more

Navy Commander: Iran Plans to Launch Production Line of Destroyers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Jamaran FS]"Today, the Navy has acquired the capability to launch the production line of destroyers and our project for building destroyers has started at the order of the Supreme Leader since a while ago and we are witnessing newer and more updated achievements in this project now," Sayyari told reporters in Tehran on Monday. He said that Iran's new destroyer named Sahand is 30% more advanced than the country's first destroyer, Jamaran. Sayyari also said that Iran will launch its new submarine, Fateh, on the Navy Day (November 28). Read more

Turkey Hopes To Export GENESIS System for G-class Frigates

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: TCG Gediz]Turkey’s procurement office, in connection with state-controlled military software company Havelsan, has launched efforts to export an indigenous naval combat management system. Havelsan developed the GENESIS advanced combat management system for the US-built Oliver Hazard Perry (G)-class frigates used by the US Navy and a number of allied countries worldwide. The company has upgraded Turkish frigates with the GENESIS system. One company official said further upgrades on the system, including a ship data link system and 3-D search radar integration, are underway, s... more »

Russian Baltic Fleet Holds Artillery Exercises

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
The Baltic Fleet’s main base is in the city of Baltiysk, located in Kaliningrad Region, Russia’s Baltic exclave More than 400 Russian servicemen are taking part in the coastal artillery exercises of the Russian Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad Region, which involve over 60 units of combat equipment, the fleet’s press service reported Monday. “The purpose of the exercises is to improve the crews’ combat skills, the artillery units’ teamwork abilities, and the commanders’ practical skills in organizing offensive and defensive operations. Crew members will go through all stages of combat t... more »

AMSEC LLC Wins Two Navy Contracts

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20)]Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded two contracts in support of the United States Navy. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., awarded a contract to AMSEC for technical and logistical support services, as well as material kitting services, for U.S. Navy LCC 19-class Amphibious Command ships. Material kitting services involve the pre-packaging of materials required to complete a specific task. Amphibious Command ships provide command and control for fleet commanders. A total of three indefi... more »

Iran to put Fateh submarine into operation by late-November

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Ghadir class SSM]Iranian Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari announced that the home-made Fateh (Conqueror) submarine will join the Navy in late-November. The commander went on to note that Iran achieved the technology for building submarines 20 years ago, the country's official IRNA news agency reported on Aug. 18. Iran has failed to unveil the Fateh submarine despite earlier announced dates. Read more

Appreciate Someone Today - Messages from Higher Self

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
 Source: *https://plus.google.com/u/0/116550793025117941917/posts*

in which i attain the holy grail of librarianship: the permanent, full-time job

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Meet the new *permanent* youth librarian at the Mississauga Central Library. I've been in this position since January, but on a temporary or contract basis. Two big things had to happen in order for this job to post as permanent, and they were completely out of my control: two other people also had to get permanent promotions. If either of those people didn't get their permanent positions, my contract would have ended. I would have gone back to being a part-time library assistant (which would have been a huge hit both financially and in terms of responsibility) and tried for another... more »


Natan Sharansky, an Israeli intellectual, extreme right-wing neocon Zionist and ex-deputy prime minister of Israel, has written an article published in the *Washington Post* in which he says: “The pictures of destruction and mourning in Gaza that have filled media around the world for the past several weeks have been very painful and sad to view. One would be hard-pressed to find an Israeli who does not sympathize with the suffering of Gaza’s victims.” Is he nuts? Did he miss the stories about Israelis taking grandstand seats in Israel overlooking the Gaza Strip to watch the place ... more »

Hanky-Panky On Long Island Between Peter King And Steve Israel?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Peter King's son Sean works for one of the crookedest lobbying firms in America Most candidates for Congress-- and that includes incumbents-- do not run primarily on a foreign policy platform. First of all, voters do not perceive themselves affected by foreign policy on a day to day basis, and, secondly, the president, in his roles as Chief of State and Commander in Chief, has far more power on foreign policy than any individual member of Congress. Even a distinguished senator like Dick Lugar lost to “rape is something God intended” Richard Mourdock in the 2012 primary, an example of... more »

Six Reasons why cooking at home is Eco-friendly

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
Earlier this month, we asked how many days of the week you cook at home. Results [image: Cooking at home is Eco-friendly.] [image: Cooking at home is Eco-friendly.] Comments: - I eat out MAYBE once a month. And it's an organic restaurant! - we eat out about once a fortnight - Eating out is for special occasions, with the once in a while take-out when too busy to cook. Seattle has a fabulous vegan restaurant Cafe Flora! Discussion Everyone who answered the survey cooked at home for the majority of the week (at least 4 days out of 7). Most people ate at home every day of... more »

US "Pivot" Stumbles in Thailand

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*August 19, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Months after the May 22, 2014 military coup that ousted the regime of Thaksin Shinawatra, the military-led government has been working in earnest to uproot the Shinawatra political machine as well as realign the Kingdom's foreign policy to represent a better balance between China's rising power and the West's waning but meddlesome influence. *Uprooting the West's Unwarranted Influence * The regime of Thaksin Shinawatra, led by nepotist proxy via his own sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, represented an inequity between this balance. Shinawatr... more »

Pope Francis Is More Hawkish On ISIS Than President Obama Whose Anti-Assad Policies Led To Its Rise

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Pope Francis is speaking common sense in the video below. But I wish he would name the financiers and arms suppliers of ISIS and other radical Islamist terrorist groups. It is useless to single out ISIS for punishment for its criminal aggression against innocent minorities in Iraq, and leave out entities like the CIA, Mossad, MI6, as well as the intelligence agencies of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Jordan, all of whom have had a big hand in creating and nurturing the rogue Islamic State. If ISIS is defeated, as Al-Qaeda was, then these criminal and secretive government e... more »

The U.S. Navy Wants It's Own 'Iron Man' Suits

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Lockheed Martin’s Fortis exoskeleton (Courtesy Lockheed Martin) *Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract To Test Iron Man-type Exoskeletons -- Washington Post* The movie “Iron Man” popularized the idea of a futuristic warfighter waging battle in a exoskeleton. The Defense Department recently procured two from Bethesda-based contractor Lockheed Martin for far more prosaic missions. The lightweight, load-bearing exoskeletons will be used to assist the Navy’s ship maintenance crew in performing tasks that require heavy lifting. Lockheed has developed two exoskeleton suits, and the contract i... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDXp1tpPD38

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Holy Hubble! It's been almost 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in 1990, but the orbiting observatory keeps sending exciting new images. Just check out one of Hubble's latest images below, featuring a brilliant globular cluster full of stars that shine bright like diamonds. *Click image for larger size.* Called globular cluster IC 4499, this group of old stars orbits in the outer reaches of our Milky Way galaxy, around 55,000 light-years from Earth. In the 1990s, observations of IC 4499 puzzled astronomers because the globular cluster appeared to be much younger ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"A Prayer for the World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Prayer for the World"* "Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations. Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect. Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows. Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken. Let it burn away the fog so that we can see each other clearly, So that we can see beyond labels, beyond accents, gender or skin color. Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our selfishness, So that we can share the joys and feel the sorrow of our neighbors. And let the lig... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Sea Grows Old In It”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “The Sea Grows Old In It”* by Chet Raymo “The poet, like the electric [lightning] rod, must reach from a point nearer to the sky than all surrounding objects down to the earth, and down to the dark wet soil, or neither is of use. The poet must not only converse with pure thought, but he must demonstrate it almost to the senses. His words must be pictures, his verses must be spheres and cubes, to be seen, and smelled and handled.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson “Ah, Mr. Emerson. This seems about as good a description of poetry as one is likely to find. I love the image. Not a hand reachin... more »

In A First The U.S. Navy Conducts A Series Of Drone And Manned Fighter Jet Operations Together

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Navy Conducts First Series Of Drone And Manned Fighter Jet Operations -- L.A. Times* The U.S. Navy said its jet-powered, bat-winged X-47B drone has conducted carrier deck operations and performed maneuvers alongside an F/A-18 fighter jet, marking the first time manned and unmanned aircraft have operated together on the same carrier. Navy officials hailed the test flights of the experimental drone, which were completed Sunday on the Theodore Roosevelt in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, as a milestone in carrier-based naval aviation. "Today we showed that the X-47B could take off, lan... more »

EFN Asia 40: Liberalism, Growth and Reducing Inequality

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
The Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia will hold its annual conference this coming November 6-7, 2014 in Hong Kong. The theme is very timely, 'Liberalism: promoting growth, reducing inequality'. EFN annual conferences are sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in partnership with a local think tank/s of the host city in Asia. So for this conference, the Lion Rock Institute (LRI), Hong Kong's first free market think tank, will be the co-sponsor. Among the prominent speakers will be HK Finance Secretary John Tsang, a high official from the FNF headquarter ... more »

we burn

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
"Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn." Delmore Schwartz mooncake

Massive Cutbacks In U.S. Navy Personnel Expected

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Almost 8,000 Navy Chiefs Face Ax; Sailors Could Advance -- USA Today* WASHINGTON — Almost 8,000 senior enlisted personnel must go before a continuation board later this year to determine whether they can continue to serve or must retire. The board — the first since early 2013 — will convene Oct. 27, according to a Navy document released Aug. 14. At risk are between 7,500 and 8,000 retirement-eligible active and reserve E-7s, E-8s and E-9s with at least at least three years' time in rate. But there is a big upside to the process: Clearing out senior enlisted who have engaged in mi... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race * By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century? The answer can be found in May of 1970. You probably have heard of the Kent State shootings: on May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on student protesters at Kent State University. During those 13 seconds of gunfire, four students were killed and nine were wounded, one of whom w... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Kuhn was right: AGW theory will persist until it is replaced by something else* *I encountered the same in social science. Leftists need their explanations ad theories so attacking those explanations without replacing them will have nil effect* Written by Dr Jennifer Marohasy A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9) in Las Vegas. If you ever doubted scepticism towards man-made global warming as a growing social movement, well, you couldn’t after attending that conference with hundreds of enthusiastic doub... more »

"Trends" and "millennials" are scary enough separately -- whose brilliant idea was it to put them together?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*This helpful guide is provided by Alexandra Petri with her washingtonpost.com post today, "Trend piece about Millennials finds new trend: that trend pieces are being written."* *by Ken* As noted above, Washingtonpost.com's Alexandra Petri has worked up this helpful flow chart to assist would-be writers of such pieces to stifle the impulse to write yet another piece about the trend of writing pieces about millennials. This department is pleased to get behind an idea so excellent that one hopes it becomes a trend. Except that should it in fact *become* a trend, this department will... more »

How Much Does It Cost The U.S. To Blow Up Captured U.S. Military Hardware In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An M1 Abrams tank of the Iraqi security forces is seen during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Ramadi, May 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Ali al-Mashhadani *How Much It Costs The U.S. To Blow Up Captured U.S. Military Hardware In Iraq -- Jason Field, Reuters* Last week was a weird one for American military hardware. In the United States, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs), AR-15s and camouflage body armor all made an appearance on the streets of a suburb in the heartland, helping to give a tense situation the push needed to turn in... more »

Ebola Updates ( August 18 , 2014 ) --WHO Urges "Exit Screening" Of All Travelers In Ebola-Infected Countries ...... Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalized ....... Ebola Latest: 3 new cases as 4 more victims are discharged in Nigeria ....... Ebola in Guinea: New cases emerge ........ Disease an excuse for ignorance -- Korea: “Africans” unwelcome

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-18/who-urges-exit-screening-all-travelers-ebola-infected-countries-reported-cases-go-pa WHO Urges "Exit Screening" Of All Travelers In Ebola-Infected Countries As Reported Cases Go Parabolic [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/18/2014 17:15 -0400 inShare In its strongest-worded statement yet, the World Health Organization is urging strengthened international cooperation to stop transmission of Ebola to other countries. Most critically, WHO urges:*"Affected countries are requested to conduct exit screening of all per... more »

Ferguson on the Brink of Martial Law as Nixon Calls Out National Guard

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
It could be a headline straight out of the tumultuous decade that was the Sixties - NIXON CALLS OUT NATIONAL GUARD - such are these bizarre times in which we live. The volatile situation in Ferguson, Missouri continues to spin out of control going into week two. The release of the Michael Brown surveillance camera video, showing the innocent one committing an obvious criminal act has triggered an outbreak of mob violence and looting. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called out the National Guard to put down the insurrection in a dangerous escalation that is not going to end well fo... more »

Surveillance Video Threatens National Debate Over Police Militarization

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
The surveillance video that was released on Friday by police in Ferguson, Missouri nicely serves to change the subject from the threat of the militarized police into yet another racially charged issue. The video does appear to show the teenager Michael Brown, who was gunned down by a local police officer in the process of committing what may be a crime. However, the series of events leading up to the shooting of Brown and the overwhelming response by fully weaponized police shock troops to the protests (and rioting) are *two separate issues* and should remain as such. What is show... more »

Woman Armed With Cordless Drill Gunned Down By Police

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
In a bizarre incident police gunned down a 19 year old woman who was wielding a black cordless power drill. San Jose police allegedly were responding to a 911 call from a woman threatening to kill her family with an Uzi if they didn't show up. As is becoming ever more typical in the American police state, the cops did show up and the incident ended with a hail of gunfire. Granted the power drill *did* somewhat resemble a gun but one would expect that professionally trained police officers would be able to somehow tell the difference in broad daylight. The incident took place befo... more »

Mosque-Goers Pledge Allegiance to ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi following Al-Raqqah Sermon + Residents of Makhmour vow not to let the town fall to IS again

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Mosque-Goers Pledge Allegiance to ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi following Al-Raqqah Sermon. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: August 18, 2014. Residents of Makhmour vow not to let the town fall to IS again. Source: Middle East Eye. Date Published: August 18, 2014.

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 18, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
House US President Barack Obama meeting with members of his national security team in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington. White House Photo, Pete Souza *Why We Fight Wars -- Paul Krugman, NYT* A century has passed since the start of World War I, which many people at the time declared was “the war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, wars just kept happening. And with the headlines from Ukraine getting scarier by the day, this seems like a good time to ask why. Once upon a time wars were fought for fun and profit; when Rome overran Asia Minor or Spain conquered Peru, i... more »

The weird tale of the deadbeat cop, and the true crime

paul at Paying attention - 1 day ago
BC's government claws back $17 million in child support payments from mothers and children living in poverty. Everything about the case of the disgraced RCMP officer who tried to scam a paternity test is weird. But weirdest and most destructive is the provincial government income assistance policy that led to the crime. The same policy that ensures thousands of children will be raised in government-mandated poverty. Cst. Greg Doncaster was a rising star in the RCMP, the Times Colonist reported, stationed in the detachment policing the capital's western suburbs. In 2009, he had an af... more »

World News Briefs -- August 18, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*No Sign Of Gaza Talks Breakthrough As Ceasefire Nears End -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Talks in Cairo on ending the Gaza war showed no signs of a breakthrough on Monday, with Israel and the Palestinians entrenched in their demands hours before the expiry of a five-day ceasefire. The truce is due to run out at 2100 GMT (5.00 p.m. EDT). A Palestinian source quoted by Egypt's state news agency MENA said Egyptian mediators were making "a big effort to reach an agreement in the coming hours". Both sides said gaps remained in reaching a long-term deal that would keep the peace between Isra... more »

Does HIV Exist?

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*“There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death? If making love might be fatal and if a cool spring breeze on any summer afternoon can turn a crystal blue lake into a puddle of black poison right in front of your eyes, there is not much left except TV and relentless masturbation. It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die.”* *― Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80... more »

METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The indictments mean that a special grand jury has good cause to believe that Perry has violated two criminal laws by his actions. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2014 AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry’s … finish reading *METRO* | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

Marianne Williamson Endorses Ted Lieu For Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
During the primary for Henry Waxman's congressional seat (the legendary CA-33-- Malibu, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Bel Air, Brentwood, Rancho Palos Verdes, Marina del Rey, El Segundo), Blue America did a first-ever dual endorsement. It wasn't just because Establishment favorites Wendy Greuel and Matt Miller were such atrocious candidates, but because the two dogged progressive candidates we did endorse-- out of the dozen or so running-- were both so exceptional. Marianne Williamson is a charismatic, out-of-the-box visionary thinker who knows h... more »

The Social Significance of Ian Botham's Penis

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Ho, ho, ho, now we know why they call him "Beefy". Yes, regardless of all the horrors scarring the world there's nothing quite like a celebrity dick pic to set social media a-flapping. When Ian Botham tweeted a picture purportedly to be his "old man" this morning, Twitter had one of its periodic meltdowns. Botham himself denies all knowledge: @RobbieSavage8 yes mate just changed my password !!! There's some idiots out there !! — Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) August 18, 2014 Sure you were hacked, Ian. The just-visible chin of said willy-wafter bears no resemblance to yours at all. No awk... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“Alan Shore,” “Speech on America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Alan Shore,” “Speech on America”* A little dated, but totally accurate, and it's much worse now... "Boston Legal" character Alan Shore, an attorney, gives an interesting speech on the status quo of the American throng. It is a thought provoking video. - CP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YI2LSK4pEQ

How Too Much of a Good Thing Leads to Disaster

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Author of three best-selling books, in this excerpt from his forthcoming, and fourth, our guest poster Bill Bonner eviscerates what passes for modern economics.* Excerpt from *Hormegeddon: How Too Much of a Good Thing Leads to Disaster **By Bill Bonner* *Prepare for Hormogeddon* This book has a modest ambition: to catch a faint glimmer of truth, perhaps out of the corner of our eye. What truth? It is a phenomenon I call Hormegeddon. German pharmacologist Hugo Schulz first described its scientific antecedent in 1888. He put small doses of lethal poison onto yeast and found that... more »

IPR and Medicines 29: Parallel Importation and Patent Linkage

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
This news r eport last August 8, 2014, was posted with discussion by Atty. Joey Ochave at the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) Philippines email loop. Joey is the Vice-Chairman of MeTA Philippines, SVP of Unilab, and a friend way back in UP Diliman undergrad in the 80s. Here is Joey's discussion. Posting this with his permission. It is a well-written, well-argued piece as always, which many people outside of MeTA would be interested to learn. My short comments and Joey's reply further below. A bit long, about four pages, enjoy. --------- Parallel Importation and Patent Lin... more »

Satire: “Widespread Support for Sending Politicians to Prison for Ninety-Nine Years”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Widespread Support for Sending Politicians to Prison for Ninety-Nine Years”* by Andy Borowitz AUSTIN (The Borowitz Report)— "Last week’s indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry has sparked widespread bipartisan support for the concept of sending politicians to prison for ninety-nine years. While Americans are divided about the merits of the specific charges levelled against Perry, there is near-unanimous agreement that imprisoning politicians for ninety-nine years is an idea worth exploring further, a poll released on Monday indicates. According to the poll, eighty-seven per cen... more »

Geopolitics: "Armed Humanitarianism 2.0: The U.S. Empire of Death and Lies”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Armed Humanitarianism 2.0:* *The U.S. Empire of Death and Lies”* by Eric Margolis “Armed humanitarianism 2.0. That’s our new western version of old-fashioned 19th century imperialism, now feminized by President Barack Obama’s lady advisors, painted pink and accompanied by the kind of soft piano music you hear in ads for women’s products. Last week, the Obama administration latched onto the plight of Iraq’s Yazidis who were being persecuted by those awful ISIS folks - just in jolly good time to divert attention from the massacre in Gaza. How handy. All three US networks and the in... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Separation of phase levels appears in all media of energy

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Separation of phase levels appears in all media of energy* by ÉirePort Separation of phase levels appears in all media of energy. Prescience of Light Beings enhances velocity of awakenings. Transitions to appropriate-for-each levels of BEingness occurs rapidly at this moment. Resolutions of long standings occurs rapidly at this moment. Penetrations of Cosmics occurs rapidly at this moment. ÉirePort | August 18, 2014 at 18:32 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-sk

U.S. And British Leaders Concede That Their 'Iraq Mission' Will Not End Quickly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
REUTERS/Stringer Iraq U*S, UK Leadership Warn Iraq Mission Won't be Quick; US Escalates Air Offensive -- Defense News* WASHINGTON — In an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on Aug. 7, President Barack Obama promised that while the United States would use its formidable air power to help Iraq push back extremist Islamic State fighters from Erbil and other key northern Iraqi cities, Baghdad shouldn’t count on the US “being the Iraqi Air Force.” But just 10 days later the White House sent a very different letter to Capitol Hill, in which it informed congressional... more »


Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 1 day ago
By Capt. Fogg Browse around the web and you'd think the world was going crazy and no, I'm not talking about Ferguson, MO. Perhaps it is and perhaps we're all crazy too, but within a couple of minutes looking for stories other than about Ferguson, I found out far more than I wanted to know about a morgue attendant indicted for having sex with a hundred corpses of crime victims. Good thing I skipped lunch today. But on any particular day you'll get demented Christian leaders telling us that public nursing causes people to become gay. Maybe all those baby Jesus pictures in churches d... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“What All This Bad News Is Doing to Us”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“What All This Bad News Is Doing to Us”* By Jesse Singal “A terrifying jihadist group is conquering and butchering its way across big swaths of Iraq and Syria. Planes are falling out of the sky on what seems like a weekly basis. Civilians are being killed in massive numbers in the Israel-Gaza conflict. Others are falling prey to Ebola in West Africa. The world, in short, is falling apart. That’s how it feels, at least, to those of us who sit at a blessed remove from the death and destruction, but who are watching every bloody moment of it via cable news and social media. It raises... more »

The Fight Between Iraqi Militants And Kurdish Forces For Control Of Iraq's Mosul Dam Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Iraqi Forces Seize Mosul Dam -- Wall Street Journal* *Two Days Into Ground Offensive, Insurgents Driven Out* BADRIYA, Iraq—Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, recaptured the strategic Mosul Dam on Monday after two days of fighting with Islamist insurgents, a Kurdish military spokesman said. Helgurd Hikmet, a spokesman for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, said they have taken "complete control" of the fragile dam and there was no longer any fighting at or around the facility. Earlier, Gen. Qassim Atta, spokesman for Iraq's military in Baghdad, said the Iraqi ... more »

What Will The U.S. Do If Russia And Ukraine Go To War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Ukrainian serviceman guards a checkpoint outside Donetsk. Thomson Reuters *The United States Will Face Tough Choices If Russia And Ukraine Go To War -- Peter Apps, Business Insider/Reuters* If Russia and Ukraine slide into outright war, the United States and allies will face tough choices on how to support a friendly state they have no intention of making a full NATO member. In what appeared to be a dramatic escalation on Friday, Ukraine said it had destroyed much of a column of armored vehicles that had entered its territory from Russia. Moscow dismissed the account as "fantasy... more »

Presser re: Michael Brown autopsy - Dr. Baden answers questions... .

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*but first claims impartiality. * I sure didn't see that: This wasn't a press conference. It was "let's lynch a cop" conference. *Some of the things that I thought while listening to this so-called conference. * I'm at 5 minutes and already I'm annoyed. Crump, the attorney for the family of Michael Brown, is blathering about eyewitnesses, who have proven to be, in most cases, most unreliable. Oooops - now we're dragging mom into it. And how many times is he going to say "execute." Why all the "dis" and "dat's" from so-called educated men? Dr. Baden just said that the shot to t... more »

Pro-Separatist Rebels In Ukraine Are Told To ObeyThe Law

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Armed pro-Russian separatists look on at a town center in Snizhnye in eastern Ukraine June 12, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov *Betrayal, Desertion Could Mean Execution, Ukraine Rebel Leaders Warn Fighters -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Under growing pressure from a government offensive, the rebel leadership in Ukraine's battle-torn east warned its fighters on Monday that desertion and betrayal could be met by execution. The warning appeared to signal a growing concern by the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) over a breakdown of discipline in the fig... more »

Vertical Waves of Red

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago

What Is The Prospect For War Between Ukraine And Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine travels along a road south of the city of Voronezh, Aug. 14, 2014. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters *The Prospect Of War Looms Over Ukraine, Russia -- MSNBC* Zack Beauchamp and Max Fisher asked the sort of question on Friday that needs an answer: “Did Russia and Ukraine just start a war?” The answer probably isn’t as obvious as it should be. Wars often come with some kind of qualifier – there are, among other things, hot wars, cold wars, open wars, and civil wars. Do any of these apply to developments in Ukraine? The answer obv... more »

Beyond Michael Brown: Right or Wrong the 'Spark that Lit the Powder Keg'

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Dan Johnson of PANDA (People against NDAA) joins Blake Walley to gives his first-hand account of his experience in Ferguson at curfew time. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

New Video Shows Immediate Aftermath Of Michael Brown Shooting

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*by Brendan James* New video released Monday reportedly showing the immediate aftermath of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. CNN aired the footage Monday during an interview with eyewitness Piaget Crenshaw, who said she recorded it following the Aug. 9 shooting. According to Crenshaw, the footage shows Michael Brown's body laying in the middle of the street as Wilson stood over him speaking to another officer. "God bless his soul, the police shot this boy outside my apartment," Cr... more »

Yazidis haunted by cries for help as militants bury victims alive

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago

"We Have Met The Enemy..."

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

“West’s Historic Drought Stokes Fears of Water Crisis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“West’s Historic Drought Stokes Fears of Water Crisis”* By Joby Warrick WILLOWS, Calif. —” When the winter rains failed to arrive in this Sacramento Valley town for the third straight year, farmers tightened their belts and looked to the reservoirs in the nearby hills to keep them in water through the growing season. When those faltered, some switched on their well pumps, drawing up thousands of gallons from underground aquifers to prevent their walnut trees and alfalfa crops from drying up. Until the wells, too, began to fail. Now, across California’s vital agricultural belt, ner... more »

All this week: Reporting Michael Brown!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014* *In search of journalistic values:* Michael Brown’s death is a major event. All this week, we’ll be discussing the way our major news orgs have reported, or have failed to report, the unfolding chain of events. According to our civics texts, we need good journalism at times like this. In our view, the journalism hasn’t been especially good to date. Final note: We're postponing our award-winning series, The Houses of Journalist County. We still plan to present that award-winning work, with its links to inspiring photo spreads. But these events come first... more »

Supplemental: Nixon’s godforsaken burgs!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014* *When journalists fashion cartoons:* Was Richard Nixon already crazy when he was just 11? That’s the sense of Rick Perlstein’s writing in his 2008 best-seller, Nixonland. We started discussing this topic last weekend. This is the highly peculiar passage in question: PERLSTEIN (page 21): *Richard Nixon was a serial collector of resentments. He raged for what he could not have or control.* At the age of seven, he so wanted a jar of pollywogs a younger boy had collected from the forbidden canal that he beaned the kid in the head with a toy hatchet (his vict... more »

I got chips and dip and Hunger

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
call it a success story

No Progress On Ukraine Truce Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Russia Says No Progress On Ukraine Truce At Talks -- Deutsche Welle* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Berlin talks on a truce in Ukraine failed to make any progress. But he said all issues relating to a Russian aid convoy for Ukraine had been resolved. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that no progress had been made toward resolving the conflict in Ukraine at crisis talks over the weekend in Berlin. Following the talks between the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France on Sunday, Lavrov told a Berlin news conference that the ... more »

Ukraine's Army Is Now Claiming That They Control The Center Of The Rebel City Of Luhansk

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ukraine Says Army Controls Center Of A Rebel City -- New York Times* DONETSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military on Sunday moved into the heart of the separatist hub of Luhansk for the first time, officials said, chipping at one of the cornerstones of the pro-Russia rebels’ disintegrating virtual state. Ukrainian officials said army units had raised the national flag over a police station in central Luhansk, the eastern city that, along with Donetsk, has been a center of rebel activity and an important destination for Russian fighters and aid. Other parts of Luhansk, however, were ... more »

Science Advice Summit

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 1 day ago
Over the next few weeks I'll be focusing on issues of science advice to governments, as I attend the "Science Advice to Governments" conference in Auckland, New Zealand. It is being characterized as a science advice "summit." I'll be participating on a panel focused on "Science advice in the context of opposing political / ideological positions" along with the chief scientific advisor to the Australian government, Ian Chubb, and the chief scientific advisor to Defra, Ian Boyd, among others. The conference is being convened by ICSU and hosted by Sir Peter Gluckman, chief science adv... more »

Ukraine's Government And Pro-Russian Separatists Are Blaming One Another For Today's Attack On A Refugee Convoy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Dozens Killed In Attack On Convoy, Ukraine Says; Rebels Deny Firing Rocket -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed fleeing fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said. Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of targeting the convoy, which it said was bearing white flags when it was hit near the eastern city of Luhansk. The separatists denied responsibility for the attack and one rebel leader suggested the incident might never have taken place. "The rebels were expecting th... more »

People Against the NDAA Founder Daniel Johnson Live in Ferguson

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream* *Also visit revandujo. Daniel helped him setup a live stream today. One more citizen journalist.* Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream *You can visit our Michael Brown article archive here.* *Related: **The Latest Livestreams of Ferguson Missouri* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

"Death is normal for us..."

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
I have heard people being called racists and Islamophobes for saying that Palestinians don't have the same attitude towards death as most Western people.Of course Palestinian mothers love their children and want them to live as much as we do in the West, they say. Judge for yourself... Watch it all and wonder like me at the attitude that that Palestinian displays. I wonder if the BBC would be interested in broadcasting this video? Come on Jeremy Al Bowen and Lyse Dousett...

Bad Moon Rising

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
http://www.scenicreflections.com/ You know the Conservatives are in trouble when Ian MacDonald says they are. No Liberal or Dipper, MacDonald got into politics as a spokesman for Brian Mulroney and as an ardent supporter of his high school classmate, Jim Flaherty. But now he is worried. The latest EKOS poll is bad news all around: This isn’t the one bad poll in 20. And it wasn’t a one-night stand. The Liberals now lead the Conservatives by 38.7 to 25.6 per cent, with the NDP at 23.4 per cent. In effect, the Liberals have doubl... more »


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*The situation in Ferguson Missouri continues to deteriorate as curfew is imposed and the Governor calls in the National Guard. * * We have the Live Streams of **PANDA's Dan Johnson, **Global Revolution, * *Anonymous, **James from The Internet, **Activist World News Now, Infowars, Vice News, Fox2News, "I am Mike Brown from Ferguson MO" Liberty News Media, **Film The Police Portland, **Vice News' Tim Pool and STL County Police Scanner. (you can view all live streams below). * *Reddit also has a live stream gathering all the information coming out as it happens... more »

Mahmoud Abbas - Israel's 'partner in peace'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Politicians and anti-Israel media often assure us that Mahmoud Abbas the elected (albeit long, long ago) Palestinian Authority President is a man of peace and Israel's partner in peace. Watch the above video and see what you think... I wonder if anyone at the BBC could watch that video and still push the line that Mahmoud Abbas is Israel's partner in peace? Actually I know the answer to that, of course they can and would.

Democrats Against Your Cable Company Treating You Terribly

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
As you probably know, Blue America endorsed Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu over Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the New York State gubernatorial race. Last night we sent this letter to all Blue America members. Give it a look and if you do contribute-- regardless of amount-- you automatically become a Blue America member. Our goal is to do what conventional wisdom-- the brain surgeons who laughed when anyone suggested David Brat would beat Eric Cantor-- says can't be done: replace Andrew Cuomo with a progressive icon even before he's indicted on corruption charges and New York winds ... more »

Mahmoud Abbas - Israel's 'partner in peace'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago

Posibly the saddest letter I've read for a long time - from Britain's Independent newspaper

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Today's Independent, not a paper that I ever read as I find it's incessant anti-Israel tone highly offensive, published an interesting letter today: I’m just an ordinary middle-aged Londoner. I work in an office. I go to football. I like eating out. I enjoy the arts. I am a proud family man. I give up time for charity work. I try to be a decent contributing member of society. I pay my taxes honestly. But there appears to be something that sets me and my kind apart. At park gates in East London a friend of mine gets told to f**k off for photographing a flag. At a pub in Bath my wife g... more »

How many times with that hinge work?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Did you think about that when you totally commuted to that door Yes that is the reason there are no gates on the jet stream doors are not natural limit them as feasibly possible.

Tin Soldiers and Nixon's Coming

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
"Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice." Henry David Thoreau, *Civil Disobedience*, 1849 (By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari.) Perhaps only the illiteracy quotient of your average teabagger accounts for their not fully embracing Henry David Thoreau. The New England transcendentalist and abolitionist who once famously said, "That government is best which governs least" would've been apoplectic had he seen what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri. He definitely woul... more »

Five people have been killed and at least 27 others wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*where are the protesters?* From *Second City Cop:* *Police said a 16-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.Police were responding to a report of a person shot in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue and found the teen on the sidewalk. He was transported in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.* Among the casualties: - *Early Saturday, a 16-year-old girl was fatally shot in a possible drive-by shooting in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Police said the girl was st... more »

Update on the Silence from MH17 shot Down. Russia is asking UN Security Council for a briefing on the results.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 1 day ago
I did a video this morning about the silence on MH17 black box results and how no one mentions the shooting down of the plane anymore. Since then ITAR released an article where Russia is asking the UN security council to do a briefing about MH17.

Mark Twain on events in Gaza and Ferguson

Left I on the News at Left I on the News - 1 day ago
Last week I watched Ken Burns' latest documentary about the great American author Mark Twain. It was a fascinating portrait of a fascinating man, although it gave short-shrift to his most radical views, which included being Vice-President of the Anti-Imperialist League which opposed the annexation of the Philippines by the United States. The film did mention Twain's stinging denunciation of King Leopold II, the man responsible for the death of 10 million Congolese in the late 1800's. My interest in Twain awakened by the film, I picked up my copy of *A Connecticut Yankee in King Art... more »

3 minutes that makes you think..... Homeless share and give what they have. An experiment.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 1 day ago
Spread the message. Three minutes that makes you think. Homeless give what they have and share.

Justin is violated with the mildness of avaialbe predjudice

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Follow the money. In an event like this there is a money shot. It reminds me so much of the Watergate burglary which is complicated but basically was a message to Nixon he had become a liability. A clumsy robbery with no loot, who won who lost history will always have to dispute. Can not leave the discussion without forwarding the opinion that Bob Woodward was a company man. Following the same sick train of thought. Justin's house was targeted to make an impression on him and the ones that hate the man. Will he curb his travel? Will this event make him more crime and punishment bo... more »

The logical fallacy of “blowback” Intoxication with the blowback mind virus

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Logical Fallacy: a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning; the logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises* *Blowback* is a logical fallacy- * the logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises* *Blowback*, as commonly touted by the lying war mongering media, is always presented in this fashion: *unforseen consequences from previous actions* Emphasis always on the *“unforseen” * *Unforseen*-* defined as not anticipated or predicted.* *Unforseen goes hand in hand with the ‘incompetence’ meme constantly and continuously.* *These mind viruses wo... more »

KKK Arrives In Ferguson to Support Their ‘Hero’ Cop Who Shot Brown, Hate Heats Up

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
by Amanda Shea Al Sharpton isn’t the only race baiter to descend on Ferguson to take advantage of the tangle of tear gas, tanks, and snarling police dogs — the Ku Klux Klan is seizing the opportunity to spread their hate and ignorance in this hotbed of racial tension over the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown. After the identity of the officer who shot Brown was released, the Klan rushed to rally around Officer Darren Wilson to raise reward money for this cop at the center of the shooting controversy, whereas the Klan’s co... more »

I hate Mondays

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
A fantastic song by the Boomtown Rats and a one hit wonder that oracled the Kardashians. As I thinkaboot this Monday I reflect. Fergus is only the first Falija light for America. Thats a good sign because on the Falujia scale America has had many lite fat events, and its trending heavy. Wait for the first IED to take out one of those monstrous police tanks. The real problem is that America and the white picket fence increasingly makes black people think they are living in Gaza. Sure every judge, police leader, and any other high fluten position possible is held by a black pers... more »

The Silence is Deafening after analyzing MH17 Black Boxes. No data released. Silence as if it never happened.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 1 day ago
Just a month ago the amount of war rhetoric and accusations against Russia from the U.S. and other Western countries was loud and screaming. Russia/Putin must pay, per Hillary Clinton. Ukraine wanted NATO military immediately to go against Russia. Now MH17 has been forgotten. It is almost as if it never happened from the silence. I have done a search about the black box results from

An emotional movie on Stephen Hawking: Theory of Everything

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
In November 2014, a new emotional movie will hit the cinemas. *A trailer plus a review. The talkative reviewer thinks that the filmmakers were cheating when they suggested that Hawking and his wife were saints who transcended the disease. True but the most ambitious movies like that aren't documentaries, anyway.* "A Theory of Everything" is a film about Hawking's life, work, and medical disorder. But it is primarily a movie about his love life, a movie focusing on Jane Hawking, his wife through 1995. Search Google News for various reviews. The British "Metro" is among the o... more »

Hating stephen harper

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 day ago
Hate: *a* *:* intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury *b* *:* extreme dislike or antipathy *:* loathing hate What's the problem? "Hate" is a strong emotion. And strong emotions are really felt by children. They can go from the depths of despair (their ice cream fell out of their ice cream cone) to intense joy (they got a new ice cream cone and the monkey behind the glass is doing something funny) in a matter of minutes. When adults do that, we (obviously) call them "childish." One can get swept along by their emotions. (The initial... more »

NO JOURNALISM, NO JUSTICE: The Washington Post’s (rather bad) front page!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014* *Part 1—Today, we get one basic fact:* In a case where we don’t have a whole lot of facts, we finally got one basic fact in this morning’s New York Times. Here it is: According to the New York Times, 18-year-old Michael Brown *wasn’t* shot in the back. If Brown *had* been shot in the back, it would have been hard to imagine a scenario in which the shooting was legal. As it turns out, Brown was shot at least six times—but he wasn’t shot in the back. This brings us to the front page of yesterday’s hard-copy Washington Post. On a journalistic basis, we th... more »

The press takes a holiday…every day

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Jon Rappoport I’ve published the essence of this article before. I continue to reprint it, now and then, because it illustrates a basic fact about the mainstream press: Not only are they part of the problem; not only are they creating problems; not only are they sold out; the reporters themselves, who should be able to work up astonishment at mind-boggling facts, have lost that capacity. They’ve lost the very urge that got them into the journalism trade in the first place. They’ve offloaded the ability to be shocked and outraged. They’ve forgotten how to be surprised. If... more »

What's happening within the Caliphate

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
VICE News have made a fantastic documentary from within the self proclaimed Islamic State. You should watch all of the parts, they will open your minds and maybe scare you too. This part 4 is I think is interesting as it shows from 7:54 a young boy who would be called a child if killed by Israel.

Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Eva Galperin & Parker Higgins *EFF* With major protests in the news again, we decided it's time to update our cell phone guide for protesters. A lot has changed since we last published this report in 2011, for better and for worse. On the one hand, we've learned more about the massive volume of law enforcement requests for cell phone—ranging from location information to actual content—and widespread use of dedicated cell phone surveillance technologies. On the other hand, strong Supreme Court opinions have eliminated any ambiguity about the unconstitutionality of warrantless sear... more »

World News Briefs -- August 18, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drives along a road from Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the direction of the border with Ukraine, Rostov Region, August 17, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk *Ukraine, Rebels Accuse Each Other Of Attacking Refugee Bus Convoy -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of hitting a refugee convoy of buses with rocket fire near the eastern city of Luhansk, killing people trapped in the burning vehicles, but the separatists denied responsibility. Ukrainian military spokesmen said the bus convo... more »

How to End the War Crimes in Gaza

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Bernie Suarez Some people may read this and say, no way, this is not a solution but I challenge your belief and I offer that this is indeed an effective and powerful way to move forward as a humanity with regard to the ongoing atrocities in Gaza. Is there actually a way to end the war crimes in Gaza? There is, but the answer lies in our humanity not in politics, politicians, or a rigid ideology. Ideologies that result in human deaths are ideologies of hatred no matter how anyone spins it. We, as a humanity, must find a way of ending ideologies of hatred that serve political purpos... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 18, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 *The Evolving Obama Doctrine: Limited Bombing Raids, Stronger Partnerships -- John T. Bennett and Paul McLeary, Defense News* WASHINGTON — Iraq again has descended into sectarian violence and political chaos. An Islamic extremist group controls more land than al-Qaida ever has. Vladimir Putin appears poised to invade eastern Ukraine. As those global hotspots — and others, like northern Africa — all moved closer in... more »

What Have We Accomplished in Iraq?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Freda Art Ron Paul We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and the story was false, but it was enough to turn US opposition in favor of an attack. This month, yet another US president – the... more »

The World Is A Horror Movie

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Deep Space* How the world resembles a horror film full of vampires, werewolves, and zombies. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Ferguson Riot Cop Threatens to Shoot Livestreaming Journalist

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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If You Promote A Cure For Ebola, Men With Guns Could Show Up At Your Door

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Michael Snyder If I had a cure for Ebola, I could never sell it to you. I don’t have a cure for Ebola of course, but even if I did I could never promote it. And if you have a cure for Ebola and you start promoting it on the Internet, men with guns could soon show up at your door. Unfortunately, I am not kidding. Even if you have made a discovery that could potentially save millions of lives, that will not earn you an ounce of mercy from the FDA. In fact, the FDA has just issued a statement that contains a chilling warning for anyone that is claiming that they know how to pr... more »

Inside A Lethal Helicopter Crash In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Alissa J. Rubin, a Times reporter, on the left, and Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi lawmaker. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times *On a Helicopter, Going Down: Inside a Lethal Crash in Iraq -- Alissa J. Rubin, New York Times* *Alissa J. Rubin, a veteran Times foreign correspondent, was injured on Tuesday in a helicopter crash in Kurdistan and dictated the following article from her hospital bed in Istanbul, where she was evacuated from Iraq. She suffered broken bones and a fractured skull but was in stable condition, and was scheduled to be taken by air to the United States on Sunda... more »

The Islamic State Is Eclipsing Al Qaeda

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 days ago
Image from Insite Blog *Islamic State Challenging Al-Qaeda for Leadership -- Bloomberg* The radical Islamic State’s advances in Iraq are strengthening its challenge to al-Qaeda in a contest for the leadership of the global jihadi movement, according to five U.S. intelligence officials. Its territorial gains and declaration of a caliphate spanning parts of Syria and Iraq, reinforced by its use of social media to broadcast its accomplishments in many languages, are attracting recruits and even drawing defections from the leadership of the core al-Qaeda group and some affiliates, th... more »

The Syrian Revolution Is Now At The 'Tipping Point'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 days ago
*The Syrian Revolution Is Running Out Of Room As ISIS And Assad Close In -- Rana Moussaoui, Agence France Presse* Western-backed rebels in northern Syria are fighting to survive in the face of advances on their strongholds both by jihadists and government forces, analysts and regime opponents say. The opposition has sounded the alarm, appealing indirectly to the international community to carry out air strikes on jihadist Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria, like the United States has done in Iraq. "More than ever the rebellion is caught in a pincer movement between the regime ... more »

Which Faction's Pull Inside The GOP Is Strongest-- The Libertarians Or The Religious Nuts?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 days ago
Rand Paul and Sharron Angle… what could possibly go wrong? David Frum-- your grandpa's version of a Republican-- is worried that those nutty Libertarians are making inroads into his party again. Last week he took issue with Robert Draper's assertion that Rand Paul is the solution to the GOP's demographic problems. "What he wrote was not true. But it felt true to him… Draper’s wrong," he insisted, "emphatically wrong. Young voters are not libertarian, nor even trending libertarian. Neither, for that matter, are older voters. The 'libertarian moment' is not an event in American culture... more »

The Comedic Genius of Jim Prentice

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 2 days ago
(My apologies for strong language but a fellow can only put with so much nonsense. Anyhow, to be foretold is to be forewarned.) Apparently former federal MP Jim Prentice was in town this past weekend to drum up local support for his run at the premiership to be decided next month. Now nothing against the guy personally but when I read in local media here about some of what he had to say, I could only really shake my head and wonder who writes his talking points. In the world according to Jim, we have great local leadership in our local MLA's. I'm sure we do......ok, other than ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 2 days ago
*62,000 New Yorkers Sign Petition to 'Stop Common Core' After Flat Results* On New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s official website, he touts the merits and needs of Common Core, an educational program detailing what students should know in regards to math and English by the end of the 12th grade: “The Common Core standards are a critical part of transforming New York’s schools, and the failure to effectively implement them has led to confusion and frustration among students and their families.” Despite his initial optimism surrounding Common Core, however, New York test scores have r... more »

Let It Go "FROZEN" Pencil Case

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 2 days ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias We are hitting a huge milestone in our house this upcoming week. My little girl starts kindergarten. She is completely oblivious to the fact that she is supposed to be nervous about school starting soon, but I sit here with knots in my stomach hoping she loves it as much as I want her to. Instead of focusing on my nerves, I have thrown myself into getting her ready and in our house, that means everything FROZEN.My little girl and I picked up a backpack, folders a... more »

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