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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

21 August - Blogs I'm Following

10:17pm MDST

Israel’s Deadliest Submarines Are Almost Ready

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
Israel’s new Dolphin II-class submarines are the largest undersea craft built in Germany since the Second World War, and when they reach active service they’re expected to take their place among the world’s most effective subs. Intercepts *Israel's Doomsday Submarines Nearly Ready -- Robert Beckhusen, Real Clear Defense/War Is Boring* *Dolphin II Class Nearing Completion* The Israeli navy is a bit of an odd duck. It’s designed largely for coastal and eastern Mediterranean warfare. But among all of Israel’s small corvettes and missile boats are some some seriously mighty submarines...more »

A $5,300 Paycheck For A Suicide Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
*Paycheck For Terrorism: $5,300 For Suicide Attack -- The Signal* For the first time, startling details are being made public about the millions of dollars funneled from Middle East charities to Islamic terrorists and their families. The money was used to reward terrorists and their families after attacks on Israelis and U.S. nationals visiting Israel between 2000 and 2005 during the second intifada or Palestinian uprising. The evidence was presented today in a landmark case in New York federal court. Three hundred U.S. nationals claim Arab Bank knowingly provided financial servi... more »

More British Muslims Are Fighting For The Islamic State Than For Britain's Military.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
*More British Muslims Fight For Islamic State Than Britain -- USA Today* LONDON — It is likely that there are now more British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State than for Britain's military. Britain's Ministry of Defense confirmed to USA TODAY that there are approximately 600 British Muslim servicemembers in its armed forces of almost 200,000 people. Official government estimates put the number of British Islamic State fighters operating in Syria and Iraq at up to 800. The Foreign Office cautioned Thursday that it is difficult to provide precise numbers. The militant who behe... more »

Mosul Archbishop: We Instilled Culture in the Muslims, But They Sold Us Out

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 minutes ago
"People, you have to realize that there has been no law in Iraq for 10 years. Baghdad is ruled by mafias: looting, plundering, oppression, militias, and sectarianism. All this is the result of the mistaken policies of the US and the West. When Western evil is fused with Arab stupidity, nations die. So here we are, dying before the eyes of the world." - Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Nikoodimos Daoud. Mosul Archbishop: We Instilled Culture in the Muslims, But They Sold Us Out. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: August 20, 2014.

Should The U.S. Declare War Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 minutes ago
Photo from Veeoz *Why Washington Should Declare War on ISIS -- James Kitfield, National Journal* The terrorist group has a bigger sanctuary, far more money, and is more indiscriminately murderous than al-Qaida was on Sept. 10, 2001. When a centrist Democrat, a Republican hawk, a libertarian, and a tea partier all find common ground on Capitol Hill, it's worth noting this rare outbreak of bipartisan consensus. Sens. Tim Kaine, James Inhofe, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz all believe the White House should seek new approval from Congress for U.S. military operations in Iraq. President Obam... more »

Top U.S. General: To Stop ISIS The U.S. Will Need To Become Involved In Syria's Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters at the Pentagon, Aug. 21, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp Halting ISIS Would Require Attacks in Syria, Top General Says -- New York Times WASHINGTON — The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria cannot be defeated unless the United States or its allies take on the Sunni militancy in Syria, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday afternoon. “This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision that will eventually... more »

Libya Updates ( August 22 , 2014 ) --- As Libya turmoil continues , The Arab Leagues rejects Libya's call for foreign intervention.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 38 minutes ago
Libya Herald.... Grand Mufti again backs Libya Dawn operation, calls Zintanis and allies “traitors” *By Ajnadin Mustafa. * [image: The head of the Supreme Fatwa Council grand mufti, Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani] The Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani (file photo) *Tripoli, 21 August 2014*: The Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani, has again come out firmly in favour of Operation Dawn in Tripoli and Islamists in Benghazi, stating that no one should take a neutral position between them. The Zintani Qaaqaa and Sawaq brigades and their allies in Tripoli and the Operation Dignity forces of... more »


ISIS, or just IS (Islamic State) as they now call themselves, as well as al-Qaeda are, of course, Israel’s arch enemy – as well as much of the rest of the world. But is Israel any better than their arch enemies when it comes to committing crimes against humanity? And, just because Hamas also happens to be an Islamic organisation, can it really be compared with IS or al-Qaeda? Neocon propagandist Jonathan Tobin, writing today in *Commentary* magazine, would have you believe that Israel are, as usual, the victims, while Hamas and the other Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fighting for ... more »

Russel Norman lies

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
So, is there a difference between wilful misinterpretation and lying? - *Green party costings* – Matt Nolan, TVHE - *Real decline?* – Eric Crampton, OFFSETTING BEHAVIOUR Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Not sure he succeeded, mind you

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
Eric Bana, in some Hollywood film or other, tries to explain the world’s most libertarian sport to morons. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

When fraud sells

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
[image: Sotheby's]“When all art becomes subjective then determining which art is best becomes essentially political.” - *Why Is The Artworld So Irrational And What Can Be Done About It?* – Joseph Bravo Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

But what’s in my beer, officer?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
IN a stand-off between wowserdom and healthb advocacy, the wowsers have the upper hand. - *Gluten-free, but don't tell anybody* – OFFSETTING BEHAVIOUR Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

“Auckland Council execs work with stunning views”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
Remember when an over-sexed dwarf was telling us amalgamating Auckland’s bloated councils would save money? That it wouldn’t just put a new bloated elite on top of the existing overpaid scum? Why didn’t someone just punch him in the face back then? - *Auckland Council execs work with stunning views* – HERALD Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Chris Trotter still “acceptably corrupt"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
Chris Trotter argues when it comes to politics “(t)he options are not fair means or foul: they are foul means or fouler.” Pablo reckons this means either Chris has lost his ideological bearings or has consciously decided to join the Dark Side. Pablo has forgotten it was Chris defending “acceptable corruption” not that many years go. Acceptable, to Chris, if it turfed out the Tories. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Is The U.S. About To Escalate It's War Against ISIS?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Is the United States About to Ramp Up Its Fight Against ISIS? -- Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast* *In the wake of James Foley’s execution, Obama announced no plans to widen his air campaign against the group. Military officials hint it’s expanding—but not to a ground offensive.* Since U.S. airstrikes began targeting ISIS on August 7, the group, which had been steadily expanding its territory, has been losing ground in Iraq. Now there are signs indicating that the air campaign could be expanding. If it does, the model for what has worked in northern Iraq—U.S. airpower backing local gro... more »

See KIPP Co-Founder, Dave Levin, Model Total Control & Total Compliance at Million Dollar Summit

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
Keep it Up - A Balloon Metaphor at KIPP School Summit 2014 from KIPP Foundation on Vimeo.

MA Taxpayers Fed Up With Up Expansion of Segregated Corporate Charters

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
This is the beginning of the end for another failed experiment by profiteers and businessmen to feed on public education. From the Boston Globe: Voter support for more charter schools in Massachusetts appears to be weak, according to a new Boston Globe poll, highlighting a politically risky situation for charter school supporters if they pursue a ballot question. The poll found that 47 percent of respondents opposed raising a state cap on the number of charter schools that can operate in Massachusetts, compared with 43 percent who favor such a change. The results mean that charte... more »

From the "Is there life after ----?" File: Former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Former Speaker Christine Quinn back on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, looking relaxed and apparently sounding so too. "Life is good," she said.* *"The former City Council speaker and failed Democratic mayoral candidate said she has passed the last several months enjoying time with her wife, Kim Catullo, and resting at the New Jersey shore."* *-- from "Christine Quinn: 'Life is good',"by *AM New York*'s Emily Ngo* *by Ken* Probably there was a day when, pretty much en masse, her phone number was lost by erstwhile gladhanders throughout the five boroughs of NYC. And when she ma... more »

Federal documents show Harper's Conservatives are thwarting scientists' efforts to keep Canadians informed on Arctic ice levels

leftdog at Buckdog - 2 hours ago
Federal scientists who keep a close eye on the Arctic ice would like to routinely brief Canadians about extraordinary events unfolding in the North. But newly released federal documents show the Harper government has been thwarting their efforts. In 2012, as the Arctic ice hit the lowest point ever recorded, scientists at the Canadian Ice Service were keen to tell Canadians about the stunning ice loss. “Less ice doesn’t mean less danger. In fact the opposite is true and there is greater need for ice information,” Leah Braithwaite, the service’s chief of applied science said in an Au... more »

ISIS' Quarterly Report Reveals It's Steady Growth And Expansion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Reuters *An Analysis Of ISIS Quarterly Reports: Kill And Conquer -- Vocativ* James Foley's beheading illustrates ISIS' ruthlessness; the growing organization's reports reveal its calculating nature Any doubts about how ruthless and single-minded the Islamic State (commonly referred to as ISIS) had become were dispelled on Tuesday. A gruesome propaganda video began circulating that evening, showing the purported beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria in 2012. A masked ISIS executioner, speaking to the camera in a distinctly British accent, announ...more »

RCMP's political response to budget cuts

paul at Paying attention - 2 hours ago
The only real surprise in RCMP budget cuts in British Columbia was that they didn’t threaten to chop the musical ride. The provincial government has reduced its contribution to the RCMP for policing in the province by $4.2 million. RCMP management has decided to make all the cuts in the budgets of the special enforcement unit, including the squad investigating biker gangs, and the major crimes section, responsible for the missing women file, among other things. Nowhere else left to cut, says Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, the top RCMP manager in B.C. Come on. The $4.2-million c... more »

The Natives' War: U.S. Should Stay Directly Out of The Fight With ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
"I suspect we ought to lighten our hand in the Middle East. We should move the framework away from the current situation where everyone is telling us everything is our fault and angry with us to a basis where they are seeking our help. In the future we should never use U.S. troops as a peacekeeping force. We're too big a target. Let the Fijians or New Zealanders do that. And keep reminding ourselves that it is easier to get into something than it is to get out of it." - Former Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, from a 1983 memo entitled "The Swamp." *Source: The Unknown Known (2013)*... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2JtNQublQ


KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
When I began the Roswell investigation with Don Schmitt, I thought we’d find a solution quickly and that would be it. That didn’t happen, but as we talked with various witnesses, prowled various archives, museums and newspaper morgues, and found some limited documentation, it became clear that something had happened back in 1947. When I interviewed retired Brigadier General Arthur Exon on the telephone on May 19, 1990, I began the discussion by saying that we were doing some research into the activities at Wright – Patterson Air Force Base. The discussion began with him mentioning ... more »

The policy that is not a policy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Is it still a policy if you promise not to do it? - *John Key: Dropping Maori seats would mean 'hikois from hell'* – HERALD Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Musical Interlude: Don McLean, “Vincent”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Don McLean, “Vincent” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsxfvwuCqxo ◆ Hat tip to Andy Alt for inspiring this selection.

Why The U.S. Special Forces Mission To Rescue James Foley And Others Failed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Why US Special Forces Failed To Rescue James Foley -- Anna Mulrine, Christian Science Monitor* US intelligence officials still know relatively little about the workings of Islamic State militants. James Foley may have been traded by insurgent groups before ending up in IS hands, which complicates the intelligence picture. Washington — The failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley before he was killed by Islamic State militants – and the ongoing efforts to track down other American hostages before it’s too late – illustrate a glaring shortcoming in US military capabilities:... more »

ISIS Watch ( August 21 , 2014 ) - Certainly seems as if ISIS is being hyped as the latest danger to the Globe ! If an attack occurs here in the US , the stage has been set for ISIS to be the villian.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Info Wars...... HAGEL FLUMMOXED BY U.S.-TRAINED AND SAUDI-FUNDED ISISSecretary of Defense seems clueless about ISIS origins [image: Hagel Flummoxed by U.S.-trained and Saudi-funded ISIS] *by* KURT NIMMO | INFOWARS.COM | AUGUST 21, 2014 [image: Share on Facebook]0[image: Tweet about this on Twitter]0[image: Share on Google+]0[image: Email this to someone][image: Print this page] ------------------------------ From AFP: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Thursday that the Islamic State is more than a traditional “terrorist group” and better armed, trained and funded than any rec... more »

Adventures in Canning: Chili...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*without beans.* I'll add beans later before serving. I didn't want to mess with dried beans and I was afraid canned beans would turn to mush after processing for 80 minutes. This is not intended as a discussion on how to make authentic chili. There are as many different chilis as there are chili makers. Sometime I make it with big chunks of stew meat, no beans, and add things like beer. Other times I make it with ground beef, pinto and kidney beans, with a few healthy splashes of burgundy wine. One thing I always use is a ton of chili powder, cumin, garlic, and parsley. When... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
As I’ve said before, irony. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Home-grown horror

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
I’ve never been clear why opposition to Muslim barbarity centres so often on immigration. Case in point: “The jihadist who beheaded the American journalist James Foley is believed to be British born militant from London …”. UK Prime Minister Cameron who, unlike his American counterpart, at least showed sufficient gravity to call his holiday short, said: “This is deeply shocking. But we know that far too many British citizens have travelled to Iraq and travelled to Syria to take part in extremism and violence. And what we must do is redouble all our efforts to stop people from goin... more »

The Natives' War: U.S. Should Stay Directly Out of The Fight With ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
"I suspect we ought to lighten our hand in the Middle East. We should move the framework away from the current situation where everyone is telling us everything is our fault and angry with us to a basis where they are seeking our help. In the future we should never use U.S. troops as a peacekeeping force. We're too big a target. Let the Fijians or New Zealanders do that. And keep reminding ourselves that it is easier to get into something than it is to get out of it." - Former Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, from a 1983 memo entitled "The Swamp." *Source: The Unknown Known (2013)*... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“NGC 3314 is actually two large spiral galaxies which just happen to almost exactly line up. The foreground spiral is viewed nearly face-on, its pinwheel shape defined by young bright star clusters. But against the glow of the background galaxy, dark swirling lanes of interstellar dust appear to dominate the face-on spiral's structure. The dust lanes are surprisingly pervasive, and this remarkable pair of overlapping galaxies is one of a small number of systems in which absorption of light from beyond a galaxy's own stars can be used to directly explore its distribution of dust. *Cli... more »

Kahlil Gibran, “The Farewell”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Farewell”* “Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you. It was but yesterday we met in a dream. You have sung to me in my aloneness, and I of your longings have built a tower in the sky. But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over, and it is no longer dawn. The noontide is upon us and our half waking has turned to fuller day, and we must part. If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song. And if our hands should meet in another dream we shall build another tower in the sky.” - Kahlil Gib... more »

early warning signs

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Stephen Fry rants about *Spooks* and political correctness. Yes, that sentence makes sense. It’s the concept that doesn’t. How did political correctness start? We’re going to have to go back all the way to the war. The Great War. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

August 21: a sore thumb, and a world gone mad....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 5 hours ago
It's on page C1 of Wednesday's paper "Rail report targets safety issues." This is the report of a federal commission to determine the causes of the train derailment that killed 47 people in Lac Megantic. It's a disgustingly inadequate report. dumping all the blame for the railway's laxness in enforcing rules, for the poor training it gave its employees, and the terrible inadequacy of its tanker cars. That much one can agree with, of course. But there is more, much more, that should have been there. Then it blames the engineer, a man who had been driving that train by himself across ... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 21, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Screen grab from video of James Foley killing. REUTERS via REUTER TV *Did America’s Policy On Ransom Contribute To James Foley’s Killing? -- David Rohde, Reuters* Somewhere in the desert of eastern Syria, a militant from the Islamic State beheaded the American journalist James Foley this week. The killer and his terrorist group are responsible for Foley’s death. They should be the focus of public anger. But Foley’s execution is also a chilling wake-up call for American and European policymakers, as well as U.S. news outlets and aid organizations. It is the clearest evidence yet o... more »

The War at Home: We Are the Enemy in State of Undeclared Martial Law

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 5 hours ago
It needs to be noted right off the bat that John Whitehead isn’t exactly a weepy, bleeding-heart, Obama supporting, liberal whiner. It was after all his Rutherford Institute that provided legal assistance to Paula Jones in her lawsuit against the sexual depravity of former president Bill Clinton. The man has serious gravitas as a conservative so when he comes out with a blistering critique of the militarized police state it merits paying attention. With the now typical divisiveness that only benefits the elite that is arising out of the events in Ferguson, Missouri splitting the... more »

Ebola Updates ( August 21 , 2014 ) -- Liberian police open fire on Ebola protesters Clashes break out when security forces quarantine neighborhood and blockade it with tables, chairs and barbed wire..........Ireland is testing a dead person who recently returned from Africa for the Ebola virus, the Health Service Executive (HSE) of Ireland said on Thursday -- Isolation Procedures Put In Place" After Ebola Suspect Dies In Ireland ! Note unaffected African Nations rapidly closing borders to the Countries with Ebola cases....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/african-nations-tighten-ebola-travel-bans-2014821235529353370.html African nations tighten Ebola travel bans Chad and South Africa beef up restrictions on infected countries despite warnings of possible food shortages. Last updated: 22 Aug 2014 01:12 LISTEN [image: Email Article] [image: Print Article] [image: Share article] [image: Send Feedback] South Africa bans all travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering its territory [EPA] African countries have tightened travel curbs in an effort to contain the Ebola outbrea... more »

The Poet: T.S. Eliot, "The Four Quartets"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing." ~ T.S. Eliot, "The Four Quartets"

“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Even in our darkest times, there are seeds of light within ourselves, we need only call them forward. Anyone who has walked through the valley of despair and come out the other side knows that even in that darkness, seeds of light can be found. Often their tendrils reach out of the gloom and into the daylight alongside the journeyer who emerges from that deep sorrow. When we find ourselves in a place of despair, it can help us to know this, so that we don’t give up. We can stop, take a deep breath, and remind... more »

"For This Is What We Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more. Think. Act. Feel. Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world. Drag our shadowed crosses into the hope of another night. Push our brave hearts into the promise of a new day. With love: the passionate search for a truth other than our own. With longing: the pure, ineffable yearning to be saved. For so long as fate keeps waiting, we live on. God help us. God forgive us. We live on." - Gregory David Roberts, “Shantaram”

Chet Raymo, “Games of Gore”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Games of Gore”* by Chet Raymo "Tow years ago the New York Times had a full two-page ad for "The Game of Thrones", an HBO television series now in its 5th season. The blurbs were fantastic. Sounded like the greatest thing since sliced bread. To tell the truth, I had barely heard of the series, which is based on a Tolkienesque series of fantasy-fiction books by George R. R. Martin. We only have television half of the year, and HBO not at all. But I noticed the college library has Season One on DVD and thought I would check it out. The first five minutes offered two decapitations an... more »

Ron Paul, Egyptian Interior Minister, & al-Qaeda commander join 9/11 truth movement!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 5 hours ago
*False Flag News * 1) Egyptian ex-Interior Minister: US behind Mubarak coup/warned about 9/11 http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/08/15/ex-interior-minister-u-s-knew-911-warning-staged-egypt-revolution/ 2) Ron Paul joins 9/11 truth movement http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=29e_1408452522#4hBbHepCCwfErCbk.99 3) Brit beheaded American reporter / PM concerned http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/20/isis-fighter-beheaded-us-journalist-james-foley-appears-british-hammond?CMP=twt_fd 4) ISIS brutally subdues all in its way http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/11/isis-brutally-sub... more »

World News Briefs -- August 21, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*US Bombs Islamic State Fighters In North Iraq -- Al Jazeera* Air raids come days after murder of US journalist, which group says was revenge for US attacks on its fighters in Iraq. US jets and drones have attacked fighters loyal to the Islamic State group positioned around the Mosul dam in northern Iraq, after US President Barack Obama vowed to end the "cancer" of the group. The US said its aircraft carried out six raids on Thursday on positions around the dam, which is now under the control of Iraqi and Peshmerga forces, following fierce battles earlier this week to dislodge Isl... more »

U.S. Defense Chief Admits That U.S. Involvement In Iraq Is Not Over

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, August 21, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas *Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Says Involvement in Iraq Not Over -- NBC* U.S. military involvement in Iraq will continue because the long-term threat from ISIS is more dangerous, even than that from al-Qaeda, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. In a briefing at the Pentagon a day after the U.S. revealed that it launched a failed mission in Syria this summer to rescue U.S. hostages being held by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sha...more »

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Hagel Defends The Secret Mission To Rescue James Folley And Other Hostages Held By ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Hagel Defends Disclosure Of Secret, Failed Raid To Free US Hostages In Syria -- FOX News* Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the decision to formally acknowledge a failed mission to rescue American journalist James Foley and others held in Syria earlier this year, amid criticism from Republicans over the disclosure. The White House and Defense Department, in a rare public confirmation of a covert mission, acknowledged late Wednesday that President Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages held by Isl... more »

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Hagel Admits That ISIL Is 'Beyond Anything That We've Seen'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants pose a major threat to the United States that may surpass that from al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it's in Iraq or anywhere else," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon about the militant group, which has seized a third of Iraq and released a video this week showing one of its fighters beheading an American hostage. Aske... more »

U.S. Releases Hold Of Hellfire Missile Shipment To Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Hellfire missiles (photo credit: CC BY Wikipedia) *Hold Up Of US Missile Shipment To Israel Reportedly Resolved -- Times of Israel* TV report quotes Israeli official saying blocked transfer of Hellfires was ‘just bureaucratic’, but no word on when delivery expected A hold up in the US supply of Hellfire missiles to Israel has been resolved and the incident “is behind us,” Israel’s Channel 10 news quoted a senior Israeli official as saying on Thursday night. The official said Israel had been assured that the suspension of the sale “was just bureaucracy.” The unconfirmed report did ... more »

Israel - Hamas War News Updates -- August 21, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Israel Airstrike Kills Three Hamas Commanders in Gaza Strip -- Bloomberg* An Israeli airstrike killed three senior military commanders from the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas movement a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that forces would hunt militant leaders down. The raid, coming close behind an apparent attempt on the life of Hamas’s top military chief, was followed by a barrage of rockets on Israel from Gaza and a wave of Israeli aerial attacks on the Palestinian territory. The surge in violence threatens to overwhelm Egyptian efforts to halt six weeks of hostilit... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Eufaula, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Health: “This Is What Happens In A Depressed Person's Brain”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“This Is What Happens In A Depressed Person's Brain”* By Cate Matthews "Depression is not a bad mood. It is a biological reality and a medical condition, and when we talk about it as anything less than that, we belittle the people suffering from it. In the video above, the folks behind the YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE dig into the science behind depression and its treatment, noting also that raising awareness about depression as a disease is key to combatting it and fundraising for its research. "It is important to remember that depression is a disease with a biological basis, alon... more »

"The Duty..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“The right to speak out is also the duty to speak out.” - Vladimir Pozner

History: “The Real First World War”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Real First World War”* By Bhaskar Menon “Europe’s “Great War” of 1914-1918 does not deserve to be called the “First World War.” That title should go to the first real global conflict, Europe’s genocidal invasion of other regions that began in the final decade of the 15th Century. European historians have sought to downplay the ferocity, extent and significance of that earlier conflict by treating it as a diffuse historical process, but if we who were victims accept that view it disables our understanding of everything that has happened since then. As few people are likely to... more »

"What Can We Know?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Latest Right Wing Excuse For Their Contemptible Racism: Unsubstantiated Claims That The Murderer Has An "Orbital Blowout Fracture of the Eye Socket"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Does this guy look like a racist to you? I have to admit, I had never heard of Republican blogger Jim Hoft-- better known as "Gateway Pundit"-- until Media Matters dubbed him the Dumbest Man on the Internet. In 2010 they pointed out that his unique incompetence had been responsible for "almost every inane story that bubbles up in the conservative blogosphere." "[E]ither willfully dishonest or staggeringly inept," Hoft "has proven that he has absolutely no vetting process for the sources he cites, and apparently has a hard time with basic reading comprehension." And, no one should be... more »

Money For Tanks And Tear Gas, But None For Education

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
From The Real News Network: *Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou is a Freeman Fellow with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. A St Louis, MO, native, the Rev attended high school there and has strong family ties to the area. He is the Pastor for Formation and Justice at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, MA, and is spending the summer as a Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King Education and Research Institute at Stanford University. * "I was speaking with a schoolteacher in the Ferguson-Florissant School District the other day, and she was saying that it amazed her that all of... more »

Harper's ideology now presented with "acceptable casualties" ...

Dave at The Galloping Beaver - 7 hours ago
Shorter Lisa Raitt The deaths of 47 people, the devastation of an entire Canadian community and the subsequent years of horrendous nightmares are acceptable collateral damage in the Harper Conservative war on reality. No amount of losses or devastated lives can prevent us from moving forward with our dangerous and seriously flawed ideology. This may be just as "sexy" as Raitt's drooling over


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
We the people are ordered to constantly walk or we're threatened with arrest during the Mike Brown protests! It's the same unlawful order day after day! No rights of assembly for anyone in the new constitution being written in the streets of Ferguson! She will not comply!

Ukraine (Kiev) suffers heavy losses in counter attack

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
This article is very, very contrary to many of the main stream media news items from today It simply begged to have more attention paid to it. More at the link below *Heavy Losses suffered in counter attack* MOSCOW--*Ukraine suffered heavy losses Thursday in a counterattack along a key supply route to the separatist capital of Donetsk, signaling that despite steady advances by government forces pro-Russian rebel fighters still pose a significant threat.* *Losses have mounted recently and the fierce fighting adds more pressure on Kiev to seek a compromise at peace talks next week in t... more »

20 Journalists From Across The World Are Believed To Be Held By Islamic Militants As Hostages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Families Of US Journalists Missing In Syria Filled With Dread -- Stars and Stripes/L.A. Times/MCT* Friends and relatives of Austin Tice, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria two years ago, were preparing to hold a candlelight church vigil for him in Houston on Tuesday when they received shattering news: James Foley, an American journalist whose family had befriended the Tice family, had been killed in Syria by the militant group Islamic State. The extremists also threatened to execute a second captive American journalist, Steven J. Sotloff, if the United States does n... more »

Collective Imagination with Sasha and Heather!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
Here we go my friends!!! Welcome to the relaunch of The Collective Imagination show on The One Network!! Join us next Tuesday, August 26th to listen live as Lisa, Brian and I talk to Sasha Stone and Heather Ann Tucci Jarraf. The show will be video taped and recorded.... but I don't know if the video will be able to go out live, or if it will only be available after it is uploaded separately. We are all HUGELY excited about this open discussion with Heather and Sasha. SEE you there! http://the-one-network.org/the-collective-imagination-relaunch-w-heather-and-sacha/ THE COLL... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago

(Spoiled DarthBoys? World Burns) When You Give A Very Small Number of People An Incredibly Large Amount of Money . . . What (Good) Do You Think Happens?

But don't think for a minute that they won't fight tooth, nail and plucking out eyeballs (if necessary) to not pay one more cent in taxes. Job creators. They call themselves. A Line Is Drawn in the DesertAt Burning Man, the Tech Elite One-Up One Another By Nick Bilton August 20, 2014 “If you haven’t been, you just don’t get it,” said the entrepreneur Elon Musk of Burning Man. A wooden

Supplemental: Diane Rehm and the search for truth!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014* *Least likely guest on the planet:* We’ll admit it—Amanda Ripley drives us a little bit nuts. Last year, Ripley published a ballyhooed book about public schools, The Smartest Kids in the World. It was a gigantic favorite of all teacher-hating elites. We’re willing to assume that Ripley’s intentions are good. But in some ways, we’d say that her book included the most cherry-picked facts on the planet. (Below, we’ll recall what she did.) This Tuesday, we were listening to The Diane Rehm Show on our car radio. Like most people, we like Rehm. She previewed... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
We can't let this go away. Ferguson, Missouri or the many other places blacks are gunned down by cops. We can't let Gaza go nor Ukraine nor Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Africa - its all about the rape of resources and the elimination of unneeded people. It's global genocide by the corporate elite. Obama is so quiet - he makes more noise after a white reporter is killed by ISIS. Obama promises revenge and sends bombers to Iraq. In the case of Ferguson Obama sheepishly utters a few words of defense of media rights to report on protests but admonishes protesters for stepping out of... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Another killing of a black man by cops in St Louis, Missouri. This one though was recorded on the spot. The ruling corporate oligarchy has given the police the green light to get the race war going. What else could it be? Notice how after shooting the man about ten times they handcuff the dead body.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Jon Donnison is utterly ludicrous.

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I don’t think the ostrich actually does bury its tiny head in the sand 'in denial', but we do. Where there is a pile of something we don’t agree with most of us find it easier to label it ‘rubbish’ and dismiss it altogether than to take even a furtive little peek at it. So that’s what we do. Sometimes it’s understandable. For instance I don’t trouble to check out bonkers or antisemitic websites. Also, I don’t engage with arguments wholly constructed on pro-Palestinian /anti-Israel principles because even though their reasoning may well seem credible to people whose fundamentals co... more »

Is The West About To Reconcile With The Assad Regime Of Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *Syria Sees Islamist Threat Bringing Detente With West, But Not Soon -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with Islamic State militants in the Syrian civil war, the United States is ... more »

"The Hottest Places In Hell..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis.” - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (1265-1321), “The Divine Comedy”


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
Uh, say again? Picture: Pentagon *by* MATTHEW CHAMPION | i100 No, it’s not the start of a riddle. But ever since events in Ferguson thrust the apparent over-militarisation of police in the US into the global limelight, a little-publicised law allowing law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military grade weaponry and equipment has been scrutinised. *The New York Times* collated information from the ominously-named Programme 1033 and posted it online. New Orleans’s *the Lens* subsequently found that police in two counties in the city – known fo... more »

Supplemental: Fact-checking Lawrence regarding the shooting!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014* *Cable star’s sense of the law:* Did Darren Wilson shoot at Michael Brown while Brown was trying to flee? We don’t know the answer to that question. As the New York Times has reported, some witnesses have said that he did. Last night, Lawrence O’Donnell savaged the Times’ front-page report, calling it “a terribly misleading, badly crafted story about witnesses to the killing of Michael Brown.” In the passage shown below, O’Donnell described the report’s “most egregious passage”—a passage in which a witness describes Wilson shooting at Brown as he fled.... more »

The Divine Law of Vibration from the Book : Divine Laws;Mastership - Text book for Students of Secret Schools - Written by the Grand Master Illuminati

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 9 hours ago
The introduction to the book is here. In this video, I show portions from the Law of Vibration as written by RS Clymer. I believe the Law of Vibration is the Law of Attraction/Karma and everything. Our vibrations are what makes us who we are and our lives as they are. We are the power to not just make our lives better but the world better. This is the video.....

“Marc J. Victor: ‘America Is A Police State’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Marc J. Victor: ‘America Is A Police State’”* by Olivier Garret, Casey Research “Never in my life have I seen a round of applause like this one… and at an event normally composed of conservative, introspective investors to boot. But most surprising of all - and I must admit in my bias here they were applauding a lawyer. A defense lawyer at that. The usual fare at our conferences has much more to do with how to keep your money safe (and invest it to grow, of course). But we always prefer to mix in a few speakers to give us a real, on the ground reality check of what’s happening to... more »

Read Ken Derstine to Understand CorpEd in Philadelphia

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Here is the intro: *Introduction* Prior to becoming Secretary of Education in the Obama administration, Arne Duncan was the Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools for seven years. Until he became Secretary of Education, Duncan was on the board of the Broad Foundation. The Broad Foundation is one of the leading “philanthropies” promoting privatization through its Broad Superintendents Academy. Duncan laid the groundwork for the subsequent closing of fifty Chicago schools as part of the Broad strategy to transfer public schools to charter management companies. This la... more »

What's Next For Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Ukraine And Russia: Battering On -- The Economist* The fighting in eastern Ukraine intensifies as pro-Russian rebels lose ground, raising fresh questions over the plans of Russia’s Vladimir Putin IN A dusty Russian field close to the border with Ukraine, a fleet of nearly 300 trucks sit under the hot summer sun. Their arrival on August 14th was a sideshow to the war inside Ukraine, a piece of political sleight-of-hand that was neither a true humanitarian mission (as Moscow presented it) nor a prelude to invasion by Russian “peacekeepers” (as Kiev feared). The trucks and their cont... more »

The Economy: “Fear and Loathing in the Newsletter Business”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Fear and Loathing in the Newsletter Business” * by Bill Bonner Kilkenny, Ireland- “We read through our mail this morning. As you can imagine, we get many letters from readers. We can't reply to them individually, but we read every one. Then we look for a rope and a stool... We'll come back to this topic in a minute. First, we set the scene. We are staying at the Mount Juliet Hotel in County Kilkenny, about 80 miles south of Dublin. Through our window we see a lowing herd "winding slowly o'er the lea." A swift running black-blue stream separates the hotel from the green field. It... more »

"Us" vs "Them": The Roles of ONE

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
We have talked about all the templates that have been used for eons to "control". We've talked about all the methods and the plans within plans that have been used to keep the "people" dumbed down, living in a world of perpetual fear, under a veil of mind numbing domination. We've spent years looking at the fraud and the frustration of a system that is so corrupt that many people have given up hope of ever escaping.... .... But this is not about no escape. This is not about loosing hope. This is not about giving up or giving in. This is not about rebelling, revolting, reforming... more »

James Foley Beheading: What They're Not Telling You

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
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Is The Endgame In Ukraine Now In Sight?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drives along a road as Russian servicemen look on, near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov Region, August 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *Five Reasons Why This Weekend Might Be The Start Of The Endgame In Ukraine -- Radio Free Europe* It's a risky business, attempting to predict the outcome of the conflict in Ukraine. But this weekend's Kyiv visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stirred hopes that a resolution to the Ukraine-Russia standoff and the bloody fighting in Donbas may finally be near. We look at five of th... more »

The Only American Volunteer Fighting For Ukraine Is Killed While Fighting Separatists In The Eastern Part Of The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Only American Fighting For Ukraine Dies In Battle -- Simon Ostrovsky, Vice* Mark Gregory Paslawsky, the sole American fighting on the Ukrainian side of the war in the east of the country, died from injuries sustained in battle in the town of Ilovaysk on Tuesday. Known by the codename "Franko," the 55-year-old investment banker was a Manhattan native, and had a slight limp and a pronounced New York accent, making him seem an unlikely candidate for a soldier in an eastern European war that has already claimed more than 2,000 lives. VICE News interviewed Paslawsky in early Augu... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 21, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A Ukrainian military convoy is seen in a field in Luhansk region August 21, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko *Dozens Die In Ukraine In Street Battles, Donetsk Shelling -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion. The forces of the Western-backed Kiev government are steadily gaining the upper hand over the separatists in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine and are tightening the no... more »

The Austerity Diaries: The “Whole Buffalo” Theory of Food Economics

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Daisy Luther In Native American lore, it is often said that hunters made use of the entire animal that they had killed in order to respect the sacrifice that sustained them. They considered the buffalo to be sacred, and felt it was an offense to be wasteful. They ate anything edible; used the hides for shelters, shoes, and clothing; they strung bows with the sinews, they used the stomachs as water canteens, and they used the horns for weapons and tools. The other day when I was preserving some peaches, my daughter pointed out that I was letting some parts go to waste. She said, “... more »

Nanny State and Police State Unite to Arrest Boy For Bringing the Word "Gun" to School

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Brandon Turbeville Thankfully, the dynamic duo of the Police State and the Nanny State come together again to protect the American people from another dangerous terrorist. This time, the danger to society was a 16-year-old boy from Summerville, S.C. who went so far as to write a fictional statement about killing a dinosaur with a gun. After being given an assignment to “write a few sentences about themselves” as if it were a Facebook status, Alex Stone proceeded to write a fictional story that included the words “gun” and “take care of business.” "I killed my ... more »

Common Antibiotic Linked with Heart Deaths

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Heather Callaghan Recently, researchers have been going back to study "time-tested" drugs only find inherent risk. For instance, a common heart drug always believed to be inherently safe is now believed to increase cardiac death. Some antibiotics were recently shown to alter immunity and lead to respiratory disease susceptibility later on. Clarithromycin, a common antibiotic - lauded by WHO and used for wide variety of infections like gastritis, skin, lung, throat and lyme - can now be added to the list. It belongs to a group of antibiotics known as macrolides. Macrolide antibi... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Russia_Forces_Its_Popular_Bloggers_to_Register_%E2%80%94_Or_Else/37391/0/38/38/Y/M.html *RUSSIA FORCES ITS POPULAR BLOGGERS TO REGISTER — OR ELSE* August 20, 2014 SOURCE: CRYPTOGON VIA: BLOOMBERG: Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking names. Potentially thousands. The former KGB colonel, concerned with how social media can be used to undermine his authority, this month expanded his regulation of media to the blogosphere, requiring those with at least 3,000 daily readers to register their real names and contact information. So far, about 580 bl... more »

World News Briefs -- August 21, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New US Strikes In Iraq After IS Foley Video -- BBC* *US aircraft have launched fresh strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, despite threats from the group to kill a second American captive.* US Navy fighters and drones provided air cover for Kurdish and Iraqi forces battling IS near the city of Mosul. On Tuesday IS released a video showing the beheading of journalist James Foley. In it, the militants threatened to kill another American reporter. The US attorney general says a criminal investigation will look into his death. In the UK, police and security services... more »

Do we have a “medical Edward Snowden?”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
image source Jon Rappoport *Update*: US Congressman stonewalled by the CDC: As I get ready to post this article, I have a reply to a request I made to Florida Congressman Bill Posey. I asked for a statement regarding the growing charge that the CDC is covering up an autism-vaccine connection. Here is what Congressman Posey has to say on this subject: When it comes to our children, we must make sure that any intervention is as safe as possible, including vaccinations. Scientific integrity is a key component to giving that assurance. I will continue to press for a full understan... more »

Flu Shot Twice as Deadly for Seniors

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Kenny Valenzuela *Experimental Vaccines* Large trial finds high-dose flu shot beneficial for seniors High-Dose Flu Vaccine More Effective In Elderly, Vanderbilt-Led Study Shows High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly Clinical Trials 740 Fluzone Senior Studies A Study of Fluzone® High-Dose Vaccine Fluzone Insert FDA Experimental Vaccine Homepage 32 Flu Shot Dangers Videos and Article links Vaccine Exemption Forms *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

EFF, ACLU Demolish “It’s Just Metadata” Claim in NSA Spying Appeal

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
*Americans Deserve Full Protection of the Fourth Amendment for their Telephone Records, Groups Argue* *Activist Post * The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today filed an amicus brief in *Klayman v. Obama*, a high-profile lawsuit that challenges mass surveillance, arguing that Americans' telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the Fourth Amendment. Larry Klayman, conservative activist and founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, was among the first plaintiffs to sue the National Security Agency (NSA) over the co... more »

Greatest Era in Human History - George Orwell vs. Michio Kaku

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
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30 stats to show to anyone that does not believe the middle class is being destroyed

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
"Down and Outsourced" - Michael D'Antuono Michael Snyder The 30 statistics that you are about to read prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a staggering pace. Yes, the stock market has soared to unprecedented heights this year and there are a few isolated areas of the country that are doing rather well for the moment. But overall, the long-term trends that are eviscerating the ... more »

Is Miami on the Brink of A Nuclear Disaster?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
*New reports indicate a Fukushima-style nuclear disaster is inevitable in the Miami area, and needs to be investigated immediately.* Sayer Ji Concerns over the possibility of a Fukushima-like nuclear meltdown event in the U.S. have been growing, with the most likely next disaster predicted in 2011 to be surprisingly close to Miami Florida, at the Turkey Point facility 41 miles south near Homestead. According to a July 23rd NPR story, the Turkey Point facility was found to be (literally) in hot water, over its cooling system, which caused federal regulators to be so concerned, tha... more »

Days Before The Florida Primary, A Judge Forced Prosecutor To Name "Co-conspirator A"-- No One Batted An Eye When It Turned Out To Be David Rivera

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Conservative Culture of Corruption (congressional chapter) A wonderful new word for conservative parasites popped into the colloquial dictionary last year: affluenza. I can't think of a better term to describe the self-entitlement that defines garden variety American conservativism/white supremacy. According to yesterday's New York *Daily News*, Frederick Couch, "father of the infamous affluenza-afflicted teen, who ducked jail time for a deadly drunken driving accident because his family said he was too rich to tell right from wrong, was busted Tuesday for pretending to be a cop." P... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
I am looking for something but ever deeper I seek I find more walls and constrianst to be feeling free at all I just wanted to know if the sunshine can make a profit and the water can be sold can I ever reach the beach? The beach is a metaphor for everything in our modern land it is like cancer without a tan

Book: The Divine Law; Mastership: A Fundamental Text Book for All Students Enrolled in Secret Schools by the Grand Master of Illuminati

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 11 hours ago
If there is one thing I do, I question our world and everything in it and why things happen. I have prayed for the Truth of Self and for all of us to know the Truth of Self. For all of us to become enlightened and illuminated with the Truth of our self. I have put my energy into that everyday. I have studied and read many many books and information on the internet. I have grown from

Report: Spec Ops Contractors To Missouri

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
*“Never Guessed We Would Deploy A High Threat Team In Our Own City”* Photo Credit: Asymmetric Solutions Mac Slavo The events in Ferguson, Missouri are a harbinger of things to come. In addition to the deployment of National Guard troops and the heavy militarization of local and federal law enforcement agents in the area, it looks like private special operations contractors with experience in Middle East war zones have been asked to help. Their mission is not clear and no one in any official government capacity is saying anything. But according to a tweet from Asymmetric Solution...more »

Tennessee's No-Growth Model for Minorities: 4% of Black Students Meet All ACT Benchmarks in 2014

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
As shown above, 8 percent of black students met 3 or more benchmarks in 2013. Below is the chart showing the percentages of students meeting all four benchmarks in 2014 (click to enlarge):

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 21, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*ISIS Has Been Taking Foreign Hostages Since The Very Beginning — And Getting Paid For Them -- Business Insider* ISIS broadcast its killing of captured American journalist James Foley to show the U.S. what awaits anyone who challenges the Islamic State's march across Iraq and Syria. Foley's killing was a blunt and stomach-churning bit of messaging that joined ISIS's cold-hearted ambitions with one of international terrorism's most prominent pieces of tradecraft: hostage-taking. According to a June 2014 statement by Treasury undersecretary David S. Cohen, ransom payments are now s... more »

Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
John W. Whitehead *"If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?"*—Sunil Dutta, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years. Life in... more »

Did Ferguson Police Use "Kill Switch" on Livestream Signal The Moment They Created Chaos?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
*"It keep saying 'no network error'. We had a foreign reporter on the roof with us and she wasn't able to get a signal on her cell phone. And people on the ground were saying 'I can't tweet out.'" -*Livestreamer Argus Radio. Eric Blair It seems like the police state is using protests in Ferguson as a testing ground for all of their crowd-control weapons. Many are obvious like the curfew enforced by platoons of soldiers, armored tanks mounted by snipers, stun, tear and smoke grenades, no-fly zone, sound cannons, and designated free speech zones and media zones (apparently they're... more »


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
*ACT UP* "Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." – Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist The history of Civil Disobedience is a long and international one. ACT UP practices a form that ... more »

Got MLK?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
(*Editor's note*: This is a letter I've just sent to the editor of the *Columbia Tribune* who published the racist cartoon above. You can lodge a complaint if you so wish by calling (573) 815-1700 or email the editor at editor@columbiatribune.com) To whom it may concern: I don't know who you are or what your name and that is immaterial. The cartoon you posted in the Columbia Tribune picking out a few undesirable elements that purport to speak for legitimate protesters was plainly drawn by a racist who, for some reason, you've chosen to retain on your staff. You persona... more »

Harry Targ : The forms of violence and the meanings of Ferguson

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
From police violence to economic despair, to lack of political representation, to cultural rationales for state violence, the basic characteristics of American society are uncovered. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2014 In addressing violence, researchers, … finish reading Harry Targ : The forms of violence and the meanings of Ferguson

White people like fire flies in a jar

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Are era is ending and thank God. White people are like every bad movie about bullies. I just hope and you got to give me history major props for this that we do not disregard how much of a fucked up universe the brown and deeper colored people made, and to their discredit knowing all our white people sins do this and that and more of everything. White people dispute their intrinsic evil have moved the ball of humanity. So lets coach the world on that not just how much a leader can satisfy that. Winston Churchill was a straight cocksucker. He killed tho sands of people with impunity... more »

The Propaganda of Identity Politics

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Right after giving yet another wet sloppy kiss of understanding to the same Wall Street crooks who've destroyed the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans, Attorney General Eric Holder paid a quick visit Wednesday into one of the countless economic wastelands directly spawned by the malfeasance of the financial predator class. Without admitting wrongdoing, Holder glibly acknowledged to the good folks of Ferguson, MO, that he, too, is black, and that racial profiling has happened even to him. He hugged the black relatives of the latest black victim of the punishing state. He... more »


liberalandlovingit! at liberalandlovingit! - 12 hours ago
...for aught we have in common with the greedy parasite, who would lash us into serfdom and would crush us with his might? Is there anything left for us but to ORGANIZE AND FIGHT? ...for our UNION makes us strong! LJ

Aisha North: A short update on the energies August 21, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/a-short-update-on-the-energies-58/ A short update on the energies by Aisha North By now you have all become adjusted to being constantly adjusted, and as such, this feeling of discombobulation that you will experience from time to time will become more familiar as you start to settle in to this state of being constantly un-settled. You see, the flux that we have discussed so many times earlier is not about to calm down, but that is for a very good reason indeed, namely to keep you moving ever forwards. We are aware that for some, what you... more »

NO JOURNALISM, NO JUSTICE: O’Donnell (almost) does it again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014* *Part 4—Provides some actual journalism:* What actually happened when Michael Brown was shot and killed? Yesterday, the New York Times offered a front-page report on that topic. As we noted yesterday afternoon, the 1500-word piece started like this: ROBLES (8/20/14): As a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence on Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer that touched off 10 days of unrest here, *witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing.* Some of the accounts seem to agree on h... more »

New PDK/Gallup Poll Shows 60 Percent of Public Opposed to Common Core

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
We'll be posting from the new 2014 PDK/Gallup poll of public attitudes toward the public schools. Here's the one that caught my eye first:

Today is the Day: Pontiac, MI Is Taking Their City Back From The NDAA

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Pontiac City Hall – The administration building for the government of the City of Pontiac. On August 7, 2014, two local journalists from the Pontiac Tribune, Aaron Nelson and Helena Kirby, marched into City Hall and submitted a City Resolution on NDAA, which prohibits the enforcement of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act in the city of Pontiac. [image: rsz_audience] Pontiac City Council Meeting Two years ago U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest declared that Section 1021 of the NDAA was unconstitutional be... more »

Failed Rescue Mission of Importance

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Fukushima, Fukushima, Fukushima when the decline of the things west of San Francisco and up to alateo are discussed we will all wonder if we can walk on the moon could we not stop one nuclear site from bending the spoon? Ed Note: Fukushima remains years after the initial alleged meltdown a huge threat to everything. I dont know if its an extinction level event, but I would like to know?

New York's High Stakes Test Data of "Diminished Usefulness" Due to Opt Out Numbers

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
New York parents and students who opted out of the last round of testing should be proud and energized, even though the state's chief miseducator remains unbowed so far by the opt out numbers that are finally coming to light. This school year should be one of organizing resistance in every town and village to choose education and reject the unending corporate testing agenda that is destroying what's left of legitimate school learning practices. From the Buffalo News: . . . . The new standards are more rigorous, involving more writing across all subject areas, a greater emphasis ... more »

Analysis Of Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq Interview With RAND’s Alireza Nader

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Iran is once again playing a major role in Iraq. It has sent in advisers and ones from Lebanese Hezbollah, has mobilized its militia allies, and is said to be forming security policy for Baghdad all to confront the renewed insurgency. With all the talk of Iran’s return to the country there has been little on what Tehran’s ultimate goals might be. To help explore Iran’s policy towards Iraq is RAND’s Alireza Nader. *1. When the U.S. had forces in Iraq one of the main narratives in America was that Iran was attempting to take over the country. Do you think Tehran wanted direct contr... more »

The Global Warming Con: Canadian Government Orders Scientists NOT To Disclose Extent Of Polar Melting (Because There Is NONE!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
The con known as man made "Global Warming" or as the con artists involved like to call it, "Climate Change" continues... In spite of ALL of the factual evidence that shows that this planet is actually going through a natural cooling cycle right now, and that "Climate Change" is driven entirely by our Yellow Dwarf star, Sol (The Sun), we are still being sold by the criminals and liars in the Jew spew media that our planet is getting hotter! I and others that know the truth have been getting the message out and have shown the evidence to the contrary.... I came across the following ... more »

The Peacekeeper Vision

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Communities of people who look out for each other. Neighbors and friends who help each other out when someone has an emergency, be it a robbery or just a bad fall. Individuals who stand up for themselves and those they care about, rather than relying on a bureaucratic system to save them. This is the vision of Peacekeeper. It’s an app, but it’s more than that. At its heart, Peacekeeper is about independence and personal empowerment. The problem right now is that people are increasingly isolated from each other and reliant on system that either doesn’t serve them well or outright f... more »

ISIS threatens the World

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Be afraid of being beheaded in the shopping mall or worse Walmart. How inhumane to kill a Walmart shopper when all those on Robbs list travel around in a armored 7 series. I heard the dude formerly CIA tell the serious CBS Merica this morning ISIS man could enter this country with a deep tan another brown people puppet take a legal AK 47 or even the new improved 74 and start killing just like happens almost every month from a nutcase who in most cases would shoot ISIS first What I always said if that terrorism was real Al Qaeda would be in the shopping mall once a week until the cou... more »

PA leader: Slaughter Jews in "settlements" - PMW Bulletins

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
'PA and Fatah official Jibril Rajoub: "Our relations with the Israelis are relations between enemies... Am I stopping you from slaughtering a settlement? No one is stopping anyone." Jibril Ramone... Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee announced that Fatah has made a "political decision" to support slaughtering Jews who live in settlements:' Yet the institutionally anti Israel BBC and others insist that Fatah is moderate and Israel's 'partner in peace'. More here http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=12464

Should The U.S. Release Details On Their Failed Mission To Rescue James Foley And Other Hostages From The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*White House Withholding Details On Operation To Rescue US Hostages In Syria -- RIA Novosti* WASHINGTON, August 21 (RIA Novosti) – The US authorities are not planning to release details on the recent operation, aimed at rescuing American citizens held captive by the Islamic State militants in Syria, the Assistant to the US President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism said. “Given the need to protect our military’s operational capabilities, we will not be able to reveal the details of this operation,” Lisa Monaco told journalists early on Thursday. According to the US Dep... more »

ISIS Demanded A Ransom Of 100 Million Euros ($132.5 million) For The Release of James Foley

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*James Foley's Captors Originally Asked For Huge Ransom -- CNN* (CNN) -- The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million), according to GlobalPost spokesman Richard Byrne. Foley was a freelancer for GlobalPost. Earlier, Philip Balboni, the president and chief executive of GlobalPost, told the Wall Street Journal that the captors also demanded that money from Foley's family. Balboni declined to discuss GlobalPost's reply to the demand, saying all communication was shared with appropriate government authorities, The ... more »

Refusing To Follow The American Model

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.veteranstoday.com/ From the start, the F-35 was a testosterone fuelled dream. Jonathan Manthorpe writes: The F-35 concept was born of fantasy fertilized by hubris. The idea was to design and build a single plane that could perform a multitude of air warfare tasks, and which also would incorporate all the technological wizardry of stealth, sensor fusion and manoeuvrability. The F-35 was intended to be an aerial combat fighter, equally at home on land or aircraft carrier bases, also capable of performing the very...more »

Bill Whittle: Modern Progressivism is the politics of envy, anger, entitlement,lawlessness, violence, and bald-faced lies...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*among other things.* Eric Holder in Ferguson: "I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man," Holder told Ferguson residents at a community meeting. "The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now,'' Holder told a group of community leaders assembled at a local community college. "The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to it, and the history simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson." Now tell me who is ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Saints practice packs stadium at Mandeville High! ~Ted Lewis, The Advocate * ~Hat Tweet~ *New OrleanIan* ‏*@IanMolony** @Editilla* Gonna boil dat boid! Who Dat?!?! *@Editilla* *@IanMolony* Pardon me, old chap, but by any chance would you have some ZATARAIN"S Creole Mustard? http://www. cajungrocer.com/zatarain-s-creole-mustard.html … #*FucktheFalcons* Circle Food Store In New Orleans Just Changed The Game In Grocery Advertisement [VIDEO] *Read More: *Circle Food Store In New Orleans Just Changed The Game In Grocery Advertisement | http://1079ishot.com/circle-food-store-new-orlean... more »

ISIS is the new ultimate enemy

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
ISIS is one of the Saudi-funded Sunni radical groups being employed to devastate Syria. Syria's dictator, Assad, is a monster who tortures children. But that's not why he's being attacked. He belongs to the Baath Party, which was an Arab nationalist movement that advocated secular development based on the policies of autarchic industrialization pursued by the Soviets under Stalin. In other words, an independent, nationalist movement. And that's why Assad has to go. Even if it turns out that his military is strong enough (thanks partially to continued Russian and Chinese assistance)... more »

America's Adversaries Lecture The U.S. On Taking Care Of It's Race And Social Problems

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Protestors pray for justice outside the St. Louis County Justice Building in Clayton, Missouri on August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich *Adversaries Seize Chance To Lecture U.S. On Ferguson Unrest -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Governments scolded by the United States over their human rights records have seized on racial unrest and a police crackdown in the Missouri town of Ferguson to wag their fingers back in disapproval. Adversaries and uneasy allies from Russia and Iran to China and Egypt have accused the United States of hypocrisy as images of police brandishing lethal weapons and... more »

The Party Of Greed And Selfishness Could Make A Come Back… Someday

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Don't worry about the GOP. It has *not* been captured completely by neo-Nazis and Klansmen. Former Bush-Cheney Regime functionary David Frum wants to reassure everyone that "[t]he large donors who supported George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney continue to hold sway within their party." Populism on the right, he asserts, has not taken over his beloved party of greed and selfishness. But the reassurance rings hollow when he starts getting into why the GOP will find itself increasingly unable to win presidential elections and gravely inhibited in its ability to govern effecti... more »

Crew Comments Translated During Murder at Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 15 hours ago
Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), an independent maritime human rights resource, has been provided with verified translations of crew comments made over mobile phone footage during the disturbing YouTube video showing the murder of seafarers in international waters. The footage has been reviewed by specialist translators working for the EAP Research and Information Centre, Voice of America. There does not appear to be any Thai being spoken. Read more

Kidnapping Westerners Has Become A Multimillion-Dollar Business

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Kidnapping Westerners Is Big Business -- USA Today* The kidnapping of Western journalists, tourists and aid workers has become a multimillion-dollar business in which hostages such as James Foley become pawns for bandits, tribesmen and militant groups looking to make a buck or score ideological points. Hostages "are a commodity," says Scott Stewart, vice president for tactical analysis of Stratfor, a global intelligence firm in Austin. Kidnapping hostages, then trading or selling them to other groups. is a well-established practice in the Middle East, Stewart says. It was common ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*How British teachers could be pressuring teens into having sex* Sex ed lessons at school are, generally, not all we hope for. As a young teen, I remember being desperate to be told everything about sex – from an official explanation of the ‘bases’ to when you should ‘go all the way’. My friends couldn’t wait to discuss it, in detail. But, when it came down it, the classes were pretty dull. They focused on the biology (boring) and, even though we got to play with condoms, we never really got to ask those burning questions about 'Doing It'. In fact, for those of us who hadn’t had se... more »

This Should Get President Obama's Attention

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*My Comment:* I know that President Obama is upset over the murder of James Foley (who would not be) .... but perception when you are President of the United States is everything .... and the above cartoon accurately represents the perception that President Obama is now giving to the rest of the world.

Russian Sanctions Are Now Getting Personal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Four Moscow McDonalds Shut By Russian Consumer Watchdog -- RT* Russia’s consumer watchdog has shut down four McDonald's restaurants in central Moscow – including the first-ever outlet in the country – over “administrative violations.” More of the company 430 Russian franchises are under investigation. *“Multiple violations of sanitary norms were detected in the sourcing of food and waste disposal in McDonald’s restaurants during inspections carried out between the 18th and 20th of August,” said an official statement from the watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor.* The company has said that ... more »

The Death of Karma

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
The Death of Karma A while back….when we weren’t looking, karma slipped quietly from the planet. It had been born into the three dimensional world through the fear based thoughts humanity held against themselves and been supported by our belief in separation, along with the horrible thought that we had been abandoned by our Creator. We sustained karma by projecting our deep seeded guilt onto others and our selves. Humanity forgot that it was not possible for our Creator to forsake us and for the longest time we never realized that we were the ones that turned our backs on Him. Th... more »

What Does A U.S. Secretary of State Do When His Plane Breaks Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry boards airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at the start of his Feb. 24-March 6 trip to Europe and the Middle East. State Dept Image / Feb 24, 2013 *Secretary of State Flies United After Air Force 757 Breaks Down -- USA Today* Not even the U.S. Secretary of State is immune to flight delays. John Kerry found that out on Thursday, forced to fly United Airlines from Honolulu to Washington after his Air Force Boeing 757 suffered mechanical problems, The Washington Post reports. Kerry had been in Hawaii as part of a week's worth of travels. But when ...more »

Kajieme Powell shooting ( St Louis City ) August 21 , 2014 -- Powell doesn't appear to be threatening either police officer with a weapon at the time of the shooting , distance is different than initially reported , while Powell appears to be mentally disturbed - was use of lethal force the only solution by these two officers ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
http://www.vox.com/2014/8/20/6051431/did-the-st-louis-police-have-to-shoot-kajieme-powell We may never really know what happened in the three minutes between when Michael Brown was stopped for jaywalking and when he was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. But we do know what happened on Tuesday during the 23 seconds between when St. Louis police arrived and when 25-year-old Kajieme Powell was shot and killed on Riverview Blvd. We know because police released the video. Powell walks around the sidewalk and a small grass embankment. He ignores police warnings to drop his knife. ... more »

Iraq Updates ( August 21 , 2014 ) - US sending more troops after Foley killing by ISIS.......Kurds may rejoin Iraq Government - oil revenue and the Status of Kurdistan will be key matters to be resolved between the Kurds and Federal Government ..... Europe pledging to send arms and provide military support to the Kurds .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Evening tweets.... Retweeted by Joel Wing *گۆڕان Gorran *@Gorran_Change · 5h Taking the War to #ISIS, Peshmerga making advances in #Mosul theatre with US air support #Twitterkurds pic.twitter.com/WH0GFbAwz6 [image: Embedded image permalink] *Liz Sly* @LizSly · 2h The US can trade terrorists for a soldier, but it can't pay terrorists for a journalist. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie ws/wp/2014/08/21/the-logic-of-not-paying-ransoms/ … *Liz Sly* @LizSly · 2h ISIS doesn't recognize the Iraq-Syria border. The US might not either, Ben Rhodes tells @kellymcevers. Syria next?... more »

Cyber Crime Watch ( August 21 , 2014 ) - UPS admits 51 of its stores were hacked in an attack covering 24 states ..... someone now selling counterfeit money in the dark corners of the web ..... Q& A on credit and debt card breaches ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
http://www.vox.com/2014/8/21/6053819/white-house-cybersecurity-czar-brags-about-his-lack-of-technical Michael Daniel is the White House's cybersecurity coordinator, the man who "leads the interagency development of national cybersecurity strategy and policy" for the president. And in a recent interviewwith GovInfoSecurity, he argued that his lack of technical expertise gave him an advantage in doing that job. [image: Michael Daniel] White House cybersecurity czar Michael Daniel (White House) "You don't have to be a coder in order to really do well in this position," Daniel said, when... more »

Website Deadspin Begins Compiling Police Shooting Database

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 16 hours ago
If one good thing has come out of the ugliness, race-baiting and national embarrassment ongoing in Ferguson, MO it is an increasing awareness of the American police state. The response to largely peaceful protests by a small army of heavily militarized police goons has for the first time since September 11, 2001 – the day that changed everything – triggered an overdue pushback against the fascism that has been imposed on Americans. The USA after that day ceased to exist as we knew it, being turned into something that is a blasphemy to the republic envisioned by the founding fathe... more »

David Gross: why do we have faith in string theory

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
David Gross has given lots and lots of vision talks at various string conferences but this time, in June 2014, he focused on string theory and the scientific method in his 21-minute-long vision talk: At the beginning, he would enumerate five of his favorite talks, said that Andy Strominger's vision talk brought Gross almost to tears, and he finally concentrated on the explanations why the people in that Princeton room have faith in the theory despite some outsiders' opinions that they shouldn't. (Paul Steinhardt, a speaker at Strings 2014 who has delivered some "strange" statement... more »

Growing Mayhem - US Operating on Both Sides of Syrian-Iraqi Border

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
US may attempt to arm and provide air cover for terrorists in Syria after claiming success in fighting ISIS in Iraq using Kurds. *August 21, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - As predicted, the "sudden" appearance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) in northern Iraq weeks ago, has created the rhetorical framework within which the United States and its regional partners will attempt to militarily intervene in both Iraq and Syria. Token US airstrikes have already been underway in Iraq, and it is now revealed that US special operation forces have been operating in Syria, under ... more »

Les bouts se touchent - (the extreme ends touch)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Les bouts se touchent - (the extreme ends touch)* by American Kabuki During these tense times in geopolitics its easy to get caught up in the media hype and hoopla and banging of war drums, accusations and counter-accusations that fly in such tense moments. Looming war, and civil insurgency in Ukraine, Iraq/Syria, martial law in Thailand, and the brutal leveling of Gaza in retribution for 3 teenagers killed in Israel (did anyone doubt those murdered kids would lead to war?). I had a customer for many years that utilized my web servers for his web forums. A psychologist by trai... more »

"I've Learned..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

Teach Your Children To Respect Our Animal Friends

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
 Source: *https://plus.google.com/u/0/112166990242567856275/posts?cfem=1*A Reflection of mine that I wrote a few years back on our relationship to animals. *What Do Animals Teach Us?*

Nikolay Bogoliubov: 105th birthday

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
In Czechia and Slovakia, August 21st is primarily remembered as the anniversary of the 1968 occupation by the "brotherly armies" of the Warsaw Pact that ended the Prague Spring, a period of liberalization of socialism in Czechoslovakia. The invaders' actions 46 years ago look kind of moderate to me today, from the perspective of events in Ukraine and elsewhere, so I won't discuss the year 1968 today. However, physicists are dying and being born on August 21st, too. In 1836, Claude Louis Navier (of the hydrodynamics fame) died. On August 21st, 1995, he was followed by Subrahmanyan Ch... more »

F-16V Completes Major Capability Milestone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The newest configuration of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16V, has reached a major capability milestone with the integration of a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. “Completing this milestone on schedule demonstrates our ability to meet program commitments,” said Roderick McLean, vice president and general manager of the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group at Lockheed Martin. “It proves once again why customers turn to Lockheed Martin to upgrade their F-16 fleets and advance the mission capability of the world’s most effective 4th generation multi-role fighter.... more »

S-400 systems down 3 ballistic missiles during exercises in Astrakhan region

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: S-400 Triumf]S-400 air defense systems destroyed three simulated enemy ballistic missiles during military maneuvres in the southern Astrakhan Region on Wednesday, the Commander of the Air and Aerospace Defense Troops, Major General Andrei Demin said. The purpose of the exercises is to practice skills in responding to massive missile and air attacks, the Defense Ministry spokesperson, Colonel Igor Klimov said. “S-300 and S-400 systems will launch about 20 missiles today in response to a massive missile and air strike by a hypothetical enemy and destroy high-altitude and low-... more »

Taiwan set to take August delivery of more Apache helicopters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AH-64E Apache]Taiwan is set to take delivery of six more AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the United States in late August, the Army said Wednesday, in line with a delivery schedule announced after an Apache crashed in northern Taiwan in April. It will be the fourth shipment of a NT$59.31 billion (US$2.01 billion) order for 30 of the newest Apache model. "The helicopters are scheduled to arrive in Kaohsiung in late August or early September," an Army official told CNA. Read more

The MD 530G Demonstrates Extreme Firepower And Advanced Weapons Systems Capabilities

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced the successful completion of Live Fire Qualification Exercises at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, for its new MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter. The MD 530G was configured with the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons Wing, FN Herstal Machine Gun Pods and Rocket Machine Pods, Dillon Aero M134D-H Mini-Gun, the L-3 Wescam MX-10D, and M260 rocket pod. "The bold performance and target accuracy of the MD 530G aircraft during the Yuma firing exercise is a testament to the reliability of the combat-proven OH-6/5... more »

Pilatus To Deliver PC-21 Trainer Aircraft To Qatar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Pilatus PC-21]Qatar will take delivery of the Pilatus PC-21 aircraft on schedule, Swiss Ambassador Martin Aeschbacher told Gulf Times Sunday. The $607 million deal signed two years ago with Pilatus meant Qatar would deliver 24 PC-21 trainer planes to Qatar by mid 2014. The deal included ground-based training tools, logistical support and maintenance. Aeschbacher said, “Everything related to the Pilatus deal was on schedule and in fact a proper handover ceremony in this connection was expected by the end of this year.” Read more

Two pilots' bodies found at fighter jet crash site

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mariangela Valentini]The country's airforce said the death toll of Tuesday's crash in wooded countryside near Ascoli Piceno in the Marche region had "risen to two," adding that the identity of the pilots had not yet been established. According to witnesses, the two Tornado jets collided before crashing. It was unclear if any of the crew had been able to eject before impact. The planes each had two crew members on board aged 31 to 36, and one of the pilots is Mariangela Valentini, a woman who served with NATO forces in Afghanistan and Libya. Read more

Thursday Linkage

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 20 hours ago
I saw this image on Twitter tonight and it kind of summarized how I feel about the news this summer which has been awful. I’ve been reading posts from thoughtful commentators like Steve Walt, Micah Zenko, and Jay Ulfelder who remind us that it’s not all bad or at least it’s not as bad as Continue reading

Northrop Grumman sees European interest in Hawk surveillance drone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RQ-4 Global Hawk]U.S. defense company Northrop Grumman Corp is in talks about selling its high-altitude surveillance drones in Europe, with Britain, Germany and Norway seen as the likeliest customers, a top executive said on Wednesday. Northrop developed the original Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and it has been used extensively over Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. The company has subsequently sought to sell versions of the Hawk to other countries. "At the moment I would say that the hottest three (potential European buyers) are Germany, UK and Norway, i...more »

Flight restrictions slow F-35 software testing

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II]Flight restrictions on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 are hampering the Pentagon’s ability to conduct software tests that the plane must pass before it can be declared combat-ready by next July, according to the Pentagon’s weapons-testing office. The start of rigorous in-flight testing on the initial software for the Marine Corps version of the fighter is already five months late and may be further delayed by the flight restrictions imposed on the 20 test aircraft and 79 training jets after an engine fire on an Air Force F-35 on June 23. “Many test points remain bl... more »

Navy Drops $2.5 Billion in Contracts to Update Shipboard Networks

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS William P. Lawrence]The Navy today awarded five companies eight-year contracts valued at $2.5 billion to install standardized shipboard networks. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command tapped BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Global Technical Systems, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. and Serco, Inc. for the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts for the Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services. The CANES program is intended to equip every ship in the fleet wi... more »

Russia to upgrade 2 Pacific Fleet nuclear submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Project 971 (Akula) class SSN]Two multi-purpose Project 971 nuclear submarines Samara and Bratsk of the Russian Pacific Fleet will be delivered to the city of Severodvinsk, a nuclear shipbuilding center in Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk region. They will be upgraded at the Zvezdochka military shipyard, the military shipyard’s press service told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday. A dock-ship will deliver nuclear submarines from the Far-Eastern port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the Northern Sea Route. Source

Respect One Another

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
A reflection of mine on our relationship to animals. *What Do Animals Teach Us?*

This is INS Arihant, First Made-in-India Nuclear Submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Arihant]The INS Arihant, country's first made-at-home nuclear submarine is being built in top secret conditions at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. NDTV's Science Editor Pallava Bagla has accessed the first images of the 6,000-tonne vessel, the first of a class of three nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines with a displacement of 6,000 tonnes. She is designed to carry four nuclear-tipped submarine-launched ballistic missiles called the K-4 which have a range of 3,500 kilometres or a dozen Bo 5 missiles which can strike targets about 700 kilometres away. Read more

Musical Interlude: Tchaikovsky, “The 1812 Overture” (Full, Choral)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, * *“The 1812 Overture”, (Full, Choral), Ashkenazy* "On Aug. 20, 1882, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky introduced his “1812 Overture,” which commemorated Russia’s defeat of Napoleon, at the 1882 Moscow Exhibition. Having conquered most of Europe, Napoleon led an army of 600,000 into Russia beginning in June 1812. It would be an ill-fated invasion that crippled Napoleon’s hold on Europe. Tchaikovsky’s piece begins solemnly, with “divided cellos and strings intoning the quiet, even mournful hymn ‘God Preserve Thy People’” to represent the mood of the Russian people... more »

An alarmist embraces the label "alarmist"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
There have been many discussions about the ways how the climate realists are being called. We're skeptics, contrarians, mavericks, and shills, among other things. I have always agreed with Richard Lindzen about the word "denier". While it has been coined with the obvious purpose to link the climate realists to the "Holocaust deniers", it is actually an accurate term, too. In particular, I am a climate denier, not a climate skeptic. The term "skeptic" often indicates that there is a serious "case" to be made about the bold hypothesis and that one is seriously open-minded to both pos... more »

Even As Iraq Implodes President Obama Is Still Committed To Withdrawing U.S. Forces From Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Obama Holds To Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — President Obama may have ordered American warplanes back to Iraq, but he has not changed his mind about his other big military withdrawal. Mr. Obama told advisers this week that delaying the pullout of American troops from Afghanistan would make no difference there as long as the country did not overcome its political rifts. The president, a senior administration official said, was rejecting a growing chorus of arguments in Washington that the chaos in Iraq should prompt him to reconsider his timetable... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 22 hours ago
*That pesky old sun* There has been a mini-flood in recent days of research reports that find the earth's climate to be influenced by solar variations -- something Warmists have always rejected. I put up yesterday a report sourced out of Lund university in Sweden and I reproduce four more reports below. * Hundred-Year Period Of Increased Solar Activity Coming To An End* *Article from Finland using American data* The space climate is undergoing an extremely interesting phase – a 100-year period of heightened solar activity is coming to an end. The sun and weather are the favour... more »

Caught Between Iraq & A Hard Place

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
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The New Map Of The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
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Paulo Coelho, “The Mechanism of Terror”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“The Mechanism of Terror”* by Paulo Coelho “An old legend tells of how a certain city in the Pyrenees mountains used to be a stronghold for drug-traffickers, smugglers and exiles. The worst of them all, called Ahab, was converted by a local monk, Savin, and decided that things could not continue like that. As he was feared by all, but did not want to use his fame as a thug to make his point, at no moment did he try to convince anyone. Knowing the nature of men as well as he did, they would only take honesty for weakness and soon his power would be put in doubt. So what he did was... more »

Americans Brace For Blow-Back From Islamic State Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *Americans Brace For New Wave Of Islamic State Terror -- Washington Times* *Obama gives sympathy to Foley family, tried rescue* The vicious Islamic State group now is vowing to broaden its war campaign to include killing Americans wherever and whenever it can. Tuesday’s horrific videotaped beheading of American photojournalist James Foley was packaged with a new Islamic State posting on social media threatening the U... more »

Were British Jihadists Responsible For The Murder of James Foley

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Photo:* Manhunt: Face of the masked killer from IS video,. Daily Mail *Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring -- Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* Weeks before Foley’s abduction in 2012, alleged members of a jihadi kidnapping network tied to ISIS were arrested and held in London for kidnapping Western journalists, only to later be released by Britain’s legal system. American journalist James Foley was captured in Syria in November 2012, just weeks after the British government arrested and charged three British citizens who were alleged members of a group of fo... more »

U.S. Military Failed In A Secret Mission To Rescue James Foley And Other Hostages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014. Obama condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *U.S. Military Failed In Rescue Attempt For Journalist Foley -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives. Foley, 40, was beh... more »

Marianne Williamson-- Reparations!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
What do candidates do after they lose their race? Many disappear, at least for a while. Or if not disappear, they lower their profile significantly. I remember, though, on the night that election fraud cost Donna Edwards her first race, I spoke with her about how she needed to start running the next day. She did and she two years later she became the first African-American woman to represent Maryland in Congress. Her own party had written her off for a subservient corporate shill and Hoyer and Pelosi had both campaigned against her but if that upset her-- and how could it not-- it... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Turkeys vote against Christmas

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The Key Government proposes to pay higher salaries to leading educators –teachers and principals demonstrating proven success -- to oversee the work of lesser educators. NZEI members however have today voted overwhelmingly against the proposal. 93 per cent of teachers and principals voted "no confidence" in the policy [which] could potentially scupper the … plans…. NZEI president Judith Nowotarski said 73 per cent of the more than 25,000 members that voted rejected the proposed new roles outright… Without offering any opinion on the Key Government’s proposal, and given the ste... more »

The AstroTurf Lament: Common Core in Two 2014 Public Opinion Polls

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
In August 2014, both Education Next and Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup published public opinion polls on education and that included questions regarding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). EdNext polled approximately 5,000 individuals, and PDK/Gallup, 1,000 individuals. (Some of EdNext‘s questions were asked in two versions, and the sample was split into two halves, or approximately 2,500 respondents.) […]

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Bittersweet”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Kevin Kern, “Bittersweet” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEGp4nrUIs4

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Seen at the center of the cosmic cloud, the star is a mere 3 to 4 million years old. In another three to four million years the massive star will end its life in a supernova explosion. *Click image for larger size.* Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more familiar planetary nebulae - the gaseous shrouds surrounding dying sun-like stars. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 has bee... more »

Who knew? I'm really into Twitter

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 day ago
Last week when I commented on Facebook and then reworked the comment into a blog post that I could tweet, I felt like I was one with the social-media universe. I know a lot of people who have mixed feelings about social media and how it's changing the cultural landscape and way we interact. But personally, I love it. The big surprise for me has been Twitter, which I avoided for the longest time. The idea of being restricted to 140 measly characters just didn't do it for me, and I really didn't want a whole new "thing" to have to tend on-line. But I finally caved a couple... more »

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Eagle Poem" * "To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you. And know there is more That you can't see, can't hear Can't know except in moments Steadily growing, and in languages That aren't always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky In wind, swept our hearts clean With sacred wings. We see you, see ourselves and know That we must take the utmost care And kindness in all things. Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed bec... more »

Chet Raymo, “Is Consciousness Incomprehensible?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Is Consciousness Incomprehensible?” * by Chet Raymo "There are reasonable arguments for the incomprehensibility of human consciousness, and some of them were given here the other day in Comments. Let me offer arguments for the contrary. First, one very important feature of consciousness has already been comprehended. We can say with a high degree of confidence that there is no ghost in the machine, that consciousness is an emergent physio-chemical property of the material brain. Whether consciousness is deterministic or involves some measure of quantum uncertainty remains to be s... more »

"Did You Ever Wonder?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?" ~ Calvin and Hobbes

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Perhaps They Never Will..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Click image for larger size. "One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen o... more »

Psychology: "A Weird Way of Thinking Has Prevailed Worldwide"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A Weird Way of Thinking Has Prevailed Worldwide" by Anand Giridharadas Cortes, Canada - "Imagine a country whose inhabitants eat human flesh, wear only pink hats to sleep and banish children into the forest to raise themselves until adulthood. Now imagine that this country dominates the study of psychology worldwide. Its universities have the best facilities, which draw the best scholars, who write the best papers. Their research subjects are the flesh-eating, pink-hat-wearing, forest-reared locals. When these psychologists write about their own country, all is well. But things det... more »

Middle Eastern Intelligence Agents Are Being Outed By The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An image tweeted by radical Islamic group ISIS publicising mass executions. Source: NewsComAu *ISIS Reportedly Outing Middle Eastern Intelligence Agents -- FOX News* The terrorist group ISIS is actively outing agents from Middle Eastern intelligence services -- as many as 30 in the last two months -- by posting their pictures and locations on social media, a counterterrorism source told Fox News. In some cases, the source, who asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the investigations, said the Islamic State appeared to be getting the agents' identities from Saudi sy... more »

The Beheading Of Journalist James Wright Foley Is A Ridiculous HOAX!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Yes, I have been extremely busy the last couple of days, and this blog has indeed fallen to the wayside… But as I have said, I will put up as many articles as I can when the time is available, such as now.. Today, I and others were alerted to the recent actions of the criminal Israeli/US BS "terrorist" organization known as "ISIS", or as they like to be called now just simply "IS", the "Islamic State". It is a fact that this "terrorist" group is just as phoney as its other predecessors such as the famous "Al Qaeda" and more recently the so called "Boka Harum". It does appear tha... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 21st Aug)

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Academies run by favoured 'superhead' received advance notice of Ofsted checks Academies run by a superhead praised by the government for producing schools that "outperform the rest" of the state sector had secret advance notice of Ofsted inspection dates. Evidence uncovered by this newspaper suggests that three schools in Norfolk, all overseen by Dame Rachel de Souza, knew of impending

The economics of our drug industry can't give us drugs we need, and soon will REALLY need. Is there a workaround?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*“Antibiotic resistance really has the potential to make everything about the way we live different.”* *-- Kevin Outterson, a founding member of the CDC’s working groupon antimicrobial resistance, to* The New Yorker*'s James Surowiecki* *by Ken* I think most of us are aware, in a general way, that there is a mismatch in the world of drug development between actual health needs and profitability. As, again, we're probably all aware, drug development is expensive, especially when you factor in the huge budgets required for regulatory hurdles and for marketing. Why, the subject even... more »

Defeating The Islamic State Is Not Going To Be Easy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Deutsche Welle *Defeating Isis Likely To Take Years, Warn Military Analysts -- Sam Jones in London and Erika Solomon in Sayida, Financial Times* The brutal murder of the American journalist James Foley on Tuesday has gruesomely raised the stakes in the international effort to battle the spread of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). The beheading has been a turning point for Isis, marking the first definite shift in its attention away from regional fighting and towards hurting the West and its citizens. It has also come as a visceral reminder for a hitherto-guarded Was... more »

The U.S. War Against The Islamic State Is Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*U.S. Military Announces 14 Airstrikes In Iraq Following James Foley Execution -- Washington Post* Militants who executed American journalist James Foley in a video released Tuesday implied they would do the same to another war correspondent, Steven Sotloff, if President Obama does not stop U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. That doesn’t appear to have dissuaded the president or senior defense officials: The U.S. military announced 14 more airstrikes in northern Iraq on Wednesday, saying it had hit a variety of militant targets. The strikes, conducted in support of Iraqi security force oper... more »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On market research

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: image]“Market research is what you do when your product isn’t any good.” - Edwin Land, inventor of the polaroid camera, and business pioneer [Hat tip Stephen Hicks and the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Was Kajieme Powell Really Holding High a Knife When Shot to Death by Police?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Reason After St. Louis police shot to death 25-year-old Kajieme Powell yesterday (as mentioned in Elizabeth Nolan Brown's post below)—and apparently for good measure cuffed his corpse, says an eyewitness at the scene of the video below around 2:45—St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the press that he was a clear and present danger to the officers, having, as the *St. Louis Post-Dispatch* reported, "pulled out a knife and came at the officers, gripping and holding it high, Dotson said." *The Huffington Post* reported Dotson as saying the knife was in an "overhand grip." This cel... more »

The common core does not address the real problem

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Sent to the Washington Post, August 20, 2014 The Post has reported that according to a recent PDK/Gallup poll, the "Common Core educational standards are losing support nationwide" (August 19). The poll asked those opposed to the Common Core why they were opposed, giving them several possible reasons. The options did not include the reasons many educators oppose the Common Core: There is no need for a radical change in curriculum or testing. Substantial improvement will come only when we deal with the real problem: Poverty. When researchers control for the effect of poverty, America... more »

Ever wonder why the prostitutes and bankers share the same neighbourhood?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post from Europe by Simon Black from **Sovereign Man* Sometimes I am convinced it was completely by design, and not a weird little coincidence, that one of Germany's most sprawling red light districts is just steps away from the European Central Bank. This fact becomes comically obvious right around happy hour... as self-congratulatory ECB economists and their bureaucratic bank underlings crowd the bars and cafes after work which are simultaneously frequented by pimps, thugs, and other assorted low-lifes. One would be forgiven for legitimately asking the question: which of ... more »

Banana Republic USA: More Reporters Arrested in Ferguson

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
Granted it is not like getting your head chopped off in a promotional video for the extremist Islamist group ISIS as journalist James Foley has suffered, but the press is under attack in America as well. In the continuation of Obama's war on journalism, more reporters were arrested or otherwise detained in Ferguson, Missouri during coverage of the civil unrest. Not that Obama, his vicious hatchet man Eric Holder or any of the heavily armed thugs that are imposing borderline martial law in Ferguson give a rat's ass but we do have this thing called the First Amendment. That one mos... more »

What Has Happened To U.S. Foreign Policy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza *The Meltdown -- Bret Stephens, Commentary* In July, after Germany trounced Brazil 7–1 in the semifinal match of the World Cup—including a first-half stretch in which the Brazilian soccer squad gave up an astonishing five goals in 19 minutes—a sports commentator wrote: “This was not a team losing. It was a dream dying.” These words could equally describe what has become of Barack Obama’s foreign policy since his second inauguration. The president, according to the infatuated view of his political aides and media flatterers, was supposed to b...more »

The United Police States?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Whatever the rights and wrongs of what’s going on in Ferguson, Alabama – and I’m too far away to give you any special insight on that – one thing that’s now obvious is the militarisation of the American police. This is not a healthy trend, says John Stossel. Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America's police have become too much like an occupying army. We get accused of being paranoid, but we look less paranoid after heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri, tear gassed peaceful protesters, arrested journalists and... more »

World News Briefs -- August 20, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Obama Condemns Killing Of Reporter, U.S. Hits Militants In Iraq -- Reuters* * Obama: killing "shocked the conscience" of the world * Says U.S. will do what it must to protect citizens * Islamic State threatens the life of a second U.S. reporter * Killing said to be revenge for U.S. air strikes in Iraq BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama expressed revulsion on Wednesday at the beheading of an American journalist by Islamist militants and vowed the United States would do what it must to protect its citizens as international condemnation of the insu... more »

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