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Sunday, August 24, 2014

24 August - Blogs I'm Following

In 1603 James VI and I became the first monarc...
In 1603 James VI and I became the first monarch to rule over England, Scotland, and Ireland together. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Anne of Denmark; King Charles I when Prince of...
Anne of Denmark; King Charles I when Prince of Wales; King James I of England and VI of Scotland, by Simon De Passe (died 1647). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Reactionary And Corrupt DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Opposes An Independent Scotland

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 31 minutes ago
Don't bet on an independent Scotland next month. Scottish residents-- anyone over 16 years old-- go to the polls September 18 for a referendum that asks one simple question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Before 1603, when King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England, Scotland was a fully independent kingdom. In 1707 the two countries were formally joined to form the United Kingdom. Although Scotland kind of *did* vote for independence in 1979, the referendum failed because not enough people participated. Since 1998 Scotland has had its own Parliament wit... more »

Boko Haram's Leader Declares An 'Islamic Caliphate' In Northern Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Now Nigeria's Jihadis Feclare An 'Islamic Caliphate': Boko Haram Release Video Proclamation That Shows Massacre Of Prisoners -- Daily Mail* * Abubakar Shekau recorded video in Gwoza, a town seized earlier this month * Claims community in Borno State now has 'nothing to do with Nigeria' * Made statement alongside footage of prisoners being shot while on the floor * Were told to lie in a ditch before assault rifles were aimed at their heads * Shekau has now been designated a global terrorist by the United States Boko Haram's leader has declared an Islamic caliphate in a northeast N... more »

Teachers Must Have Parents' Help to Protect Children from Testing Abuse

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
Read this if you are a parent or grandparent. And then act.

Sunday Times: Presdient Obama Delayed James Foley Rescue For Almost A Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be U.S. journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Credit: Reuters/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV *Report: Obama Delayed James Foley Rescue a Month, Fretting Over His Image And Golfing -- Breitbart* According to a new Sunday Times report by Toby Harden, "Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria, too... more »

Ukrainian Prisoners Of War Paraded In Rebel Controlled Donetsk

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Chilling Scene As Pro-Moscow Rebels Brand Ukrainian PoWs 'Fascists' And Parade Them Through Streets Of Donetsk* * Around 80 soldiers were tied, slapped and doused in water in eastern city * Donetsk remains in rebels' grip despite pressure from Kiev-controlled forces * Ukraine's President has pledged another £1.8billion to fight the separatists Pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine paraded dozens of prisoners of war through the streets today with shouts of 'Fascists! Fascists!' as the conflict plunged new depths. Around 80 detained Kiev troops were marched through Donetsk followed by road... more »

Seattle Times’ Gates-funded Education Lab Blog Experiment

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 hour ago
Bill Gates lives in Seattle. His money buys experiments there, too. In October 2013, the Seattle Times announced that it had “sought” a grant from the Gates Foundation for a year-long “project” in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network– a blog called the “Education Lab”: Education Lab, a partnership between The Seattle Times and Solutions Journalism Network, will […]

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING OF THE DAY: Early-warning system

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
Astonishingly, an early-warning system at UC Berkeley was able to give a 10-second alert before the Napa earthquake struck this morning. That might not sound like much, but that is precisely 10 seconds more warning of destruction than anyone has been able to enjoy before. Even better… California is working to complete a statewide system, which could be unveiled in the next few years. [image: An earthquake early warning system in California would be like one now operating in Japan, providing valuable seconds to prepare for the shaking.] Once fully developed, the system could give... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
After entertaining guests and family at my home for the past month .... the last one has just left. The last one also so happens to brother .... who lives in San Mateo and who is now rushing home to find out how much damage was done to his home after this mornings quake in Napa .... but was felt throughout the Bay Area. His wife told us this morning that it was the worse quake that she has ever felt ... and she has been living in the Bay Area for almost 20 years. They are all OK .... they are too far away from the epicenter .... but she had a good scare. As for my brother kids (my 8 ... more »

The Powers Behind The Islamic State (Follow The Money)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*Title: The Powers Behind The Islamic State. Source: The Real News. Date Published: August 24, 2014. Description:* Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed gives specific examples of how Saudi, Qatari, and American interests have supported the group formerly known as ISIS, and what the global community can do now to reign them in Excerpt from the interview: "And what makes it more murky is how these groups really became as kind of virulent and kind of influential as they have, which is really the kind of--you know, you follow the money. And you follow the money, we're looking at the... more »

Is John The Beatle really Michael Adebolajo?

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*Well, why not...?* False-Flag war provocations - Just ignore them. Eventually, they'll get bored and go home.

Islamic State Seizes Major Syrian Air Base After Days Of Heavy Fighting That Resulted In Over 500 Killed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Hundreds Dead As Islamic State Seizes Syrian Air Base: Monitor -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 346 Islamic State fighters were killed and more than 170 members of government forces had died since Tuesday in the fight over Tabqa base, making it one of the deadliest confrontations between the two groups since the start of Syria's war. The Observatory... more »

The Invisibles - Dan Aykroyd

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*"It means, basically, that some movies are clearly being made by Invisibles and they contain messages for other Invisibles. * *Invisibles talking to each other in ther own secret language… the movies are signals, they let us know that others are out there…”* *"...When Dan came to audition for Saturday Night Live, he regularly met with John and listened to blues records. One time, Dan showed John the cover of an album by John Lee Hooker, which showed him wearing the hat and shades that would later become the Blues Brothers trademark look. * *John said 'If we ever put this together... more »

Libyan Civil War -- News Updates August 24, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Libya Crisis: Tensions Rise As Tripoli Airport Seized -- BBC* An armed militia alliance in Libya has captured Tripoli's international airport after a battle lasting nearly a month. Islamist-affiliated forces from Misrata and other cities took over the airport from the Zintan militia, which has held it for three years. Libya's new parliament, largely opposed to the Islamists, condemned the move. Violence in Libya has surged recently between the rival groups who overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in the 2011 uprising. The airport, Libya's largest, has been closed for over a month because o... more »

(Letterman On Williams!) Thomas Frank and Cornel West Compare Obama's Promise and Rewards (Firing Professors for Their Speech Is a Throwback To the Bad Old Days of the Red Scare) Corporatization of the University Continues Apace (We Are the Enemy?) Ukraine's Victims

(Editor's Note: If you can make a small donation to Pottersville2, it will be hugely appreciated as we've come under vast financial pressure recently and need to ask for some aid. Thanks so much for your support!) David Letterman knew Robin Williams for 38 years as a fellow comedian, friend and mentor. His tribute to him is irrepressible (by me at least). Do yourself a favor an watch it.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thine own Or of thine friend's were. Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.

EU SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA CREATES CONSEQUENCES FOR FARMERS

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Russia's ban on western food products, in response to sanctions from the EU may deal a nearly 7 billion euro blow to the European Union every year. That's according to new survey by a Dutch banking corporation. RT's Peter Oliver reports. You'd think that Europe would wise up and stop following the US over the cliff.....

'E. Ukraine independence vote could be a compromise' - Sir Richard Branson

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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The Future Of Gun Control - "It's In The Internet Forever"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*Press For Truth* Technology in the marketplace is overriding state control faster than the politicians can grasp the concepts. Just as the internet ended the corporate oligopoly of information, the invention of the 3D printer may revolutionize society once again. Dan Dicks of Press For Truth interviews Cody Wilson, one of the major players in creating 3D printed guns. Visit PressForTruth.ca *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Progressive Music Classics. The Mekons: "This Funeral is for the Wrong Corpse"

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 3 hours ago
. . *By MARC McDONALD* Welcome to another edition of Progressive Music Classics, a salute to left-leaning music that champions the cause of working-class people around the world. The narrative of the Rich & Powerful and the corporate media was simple back in the day. When the Soviet Union died, we were told, socialism died. End of story. In 1991, it was clearly time to bury *Das Kapital* in the landfill and embrace capitalism. *The End of History,* as Francis Fukuyama put it, was upon us. However, a strange thing happened along the way to socialism's funeral. First of all, decad... more »

Amir Taaki "We are the custodians of life's meaning"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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Pediatricians Recommend Poisoning Newborns in the Womb

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*Experimental Vaccines* All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group FDA Vaccine Insert Lists Autism as Adverse Reaction Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot, Doctors Urge Aborted Fetal Cells Used In Vaccines? Flu Shot Recommended For All Pregnant Women Flu Shot Causing Fetal Deaths CDC Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine Vaccine Induced Narcolepsy Court Awards Millions FDA Flumist Vaccine Insert The Flu Shot What you should Know Vaccine Exemption Forms *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Doonesbury Watch: When Blondie fell for Rick

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Red Rascal, (self-created) mythic scourge of the Taliban* *Where do future self-mythologizing CIA-intern-washout anti-Taliban fighters come from? Doonesbury's Jeff Redfern, a legend in his own mind (and on his blog, of course, which as any blogger knows is almost the same thing), is the son of Joanie Caucus and Rick Redfern.* *by Ken* As Mr. Trudeau continues his TV toils, and *Doonesbury* lives on in Weekday Archival Mode ("They're both full-time jobs," our Mr. T explained in February), we've been plucking out Great Moments in the History of Joanie Caucus, who (as I've noted I've... more »

Followers of Paul Craig Roberts and others who have abandoned the presstitute mainstream media are aware of what has really been going on in Ukraine. No, it's not an invasion by Russia. Au contre, President Putin has tried valiently to show Russia's good will by not annexing the Russian-speaking eastern provences of Donetsk and Lugansk. But the despicable mainstream media instead repeats our government's lie that Russia has attacked. In fact, those provences were long-ago parts of Russia before Lenin gave them to Ukraine in 1919. Currently those peaceful people are being brutally slaughtered by russophobes and bloodthirsty neo-Nazis armed by the U.S. This video shows you some of the grim results.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ *If America has a free press, why don’t you know about the Obama regime’s atrocities in Ukraine?* ------------------------------ August 22, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter If America has a free press, why don’t you know about the Obama regime’s atrocities in Ukraine? It might not be possible for most Americans ever to understand the criminal nature of the Obama regime and the presstitute media that protects the criminal regime by keeping the American people... more »

Malthus explains the problem with #TeamKey’s first-home buyer subsidy [update 2]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
National launched their election campaign over the weekend, the headline grabber being a $20,000 taxpayer subsidy to first-home buyers. Even Hard Labour knows this is risible electioneering, but they have no more real answers to fix housing than the Nats. Not that long ago, socialist Venezuela experienced the same problems with toilet paper as NZ has with housing, and for similar reasons. Eric Crampton summarises how NZ’s two main parties would be dealing with it: [image: Eric Crampton]Labour would put capital gains tax on toilet paper. National would subsidise first-time toilet... more »

A trailer or not

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
If I was bugging out big time would I want a tailor or a single breast. Discuss amongst yourselves. Whimsy Me? Tabernac!

Musical Interlude: Constance Demby, “Eternal Return”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Constance Demby, “Eternal Return” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coM0a0ool-M

Fantino lashes out at veterans ... once again.

Dave at The Galloping Beaver - 5 hours ago
It's hard to believe Julian Fantino's role is to champion Canadian Forces veterans at the Harper cabinet table. You can imagine how he describes those he represents to the national control-freak. Deveryn Ross finishes him off. Fantino, whose service as a cop has always come with some questions, should be tossed in the gutter.

GAIA PORTAL: Energetic “transitions of grace” are enabled from all levels of being

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*Energetic “transitions of grace” are enabled from all levels of being * by ÉirePort Energetic "transitions of grace" are enabled from all levels of being. Such transitions preclude what some would call "aggressive" aspects and encourage direct conclaves of Light bodies. "self"-aggrandizings are re-directed to "Self"-awakenings. Higher Light potentials, aligned with Higher Cosmics, are re-tapped to enable these transitions. Formularies are re-written. ÉirePort | August 24, 2014 at 22:55 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-sn

Musical Interlude: Constance Demby, “Ocean Without Shores”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Constance Demby, “Ocean Without Shores” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1Pn-KrvGA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Across the heart of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies lies a striking string of galaxies known as Markarian's Chain. The chain, pictured above, is highlighted on the upper right with two large but featureless lenticular galaxies, M84 and M86. Prominent to their lower left is a pair of interacting galaxies known as The Eyes. *Click image for larger size.* The home Virgo Cluster is the nearest cluster of galaxies, contains over 2000 galaxies, and has a noticeable gravitational pull on the galaxies of the Local Group of Galaxies surrounding our Milky Way Galaxy. The center of the Virgo C... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Evidence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Evidence"* "Where do I live? If I had no address, as many people do not, I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field, and the still waters. Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are strong men tending flowers. Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue. But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function - to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher. Among the swans there is none called the least, or the greatest. I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especi... more »

Paulo Coelho, “The Cycle of Nature”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Cycle of Nature”* by Paulo Coelho “In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat: there is only movement. The winter struggles to reign supreme, but, in the end, is obliged to accept spring’s victory, which brings with it flowers and happiness. The summer would like to make its warm days last for ever, because it believes that warmth is good for the earth, but, finally, it has to accept the arrival of autumn, which will allow the earth to rest. The gazelle eats the grass and is devoured by the lion. It isn’t a matter of who is the strongest, but God’s way... more »

Take ISIS for relief

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
ISIS like foes are not among stist those we have in the West come up against Al Queda was bad and for Osama to hide we must decide if it was Allah or the CIA that gave him such astounding relief that allowed him to abide like the worlds baddest dude with a world class bad attitude for more than a decade is a safe mansion in Pakistan located not a stones throw from the garden city that was one of the few places in that troubled shithouse poorly planned nation built on sand where gardens grew and the streets were not full of sewage filled If you our me was to live Paki (Pakistan Pekoe n... more »

"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Just as new beginnings are important, so is honoring the experience of closure. Life is a collage of beginnings and endings that run together like still-wet paint. Yet before we can begin any new phase in life, we must sometimes first achieve closure to the current stage we are in. That’s because many of life’s experiences call for closure. Often, we cannot see the significance of an event or importance of a lesson until we have reached closure. Or, we may have completed a certain phase in life or path of le... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Spokane, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

#TeamKey: the best left-wing team since the last one [update 2]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
#TeamKey and #TeamCorkery agree on one thing at least: they both want talk to be about policies, not dirty politics. #TeamCorkery’s wish didn’t come true however because her Sugar Daddy wanted to talk about hacking. So, thought the media, hacking it is. [UPDATE 1: Curiously, the story, which was all over the news yesterday, is in the process of disappearing down the memory hole. UPDATE 2: Or is the story’s disappearance ‘round the net just a correction, all having previously said DotCon had “admit[ted] to hacking.”] Hard to complain about their subsequent questions when they were... more »

"That One Reason..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.” - George Bernard Shaw

Chet Raymo, "Rules for Thinking And Believing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Seven Rules for Believing"* by Chet Raymo "I was reading again recently Richard Dawkins' letter to his daughter Juliet on her tenth birthday, urging her to avoid tradition, authority and revelation as reasons for believing. Ask for evidence, he writes - evidence that is at least potentially available to all. Good advice, and I wouldn't mind passing on Dawkins' letter to my own children or grandchildren. But there is further advice I would add. Awile ago I proposed here Four Rules of Rational Thinking, and had some savvy comments by readers. Let me now propose Seven Rules of Belie... more »

"What A Paradox..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“What a curious picture it is to find man, homo sapiens, of divine origin, we are told, seriously considering going underground to escape the consequences of his own folly. With a little wisdom and foresight, surely it is not yet necessary to forsake life in the fresh air and in the warmth of the sunlight. What a paradox if our own cleverness in science should force us to live underground with the moles.” - J. William Fulbright

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Paleo-Greens

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
An early meeting of the Greens’s “brains trust”: [image: image] [Cartoon by Alex Gregory from the *New Yorker*, hat tip Chris Les] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Hilarion's Weekly Message - August 24, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
*This is a very timely channeling for me. The energies I am feeling are very very strong. And I am finding I am speaking my truth in ways I have not done before with friends...and sometimes that comes off as angry, it even feels angry - so its confusing even to me - but I think Hiliarion is onto something as to why it feels that way. I am a finding a daily swim in the Med. Sea diffuses the agitating side of these new energies in few short minutes (thanks KP for suggesting that in your blog). I think this "agitation" is temporary, as whatever needs to get cleaned out of me lea... more »

Normalized US Earthquake Damage

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 6 hours ago
With news of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake today in San Francisco, I thought I'd provide a perspective on historical damage, The data in the table below are estimates of normalized damage for the top 15 events in our dataset -- from Vranes and Pielke 2009 (PDF), which I have quickly updated to 2014 values. A normalization seeks to estimate how much damage would occur if a past event occurred with today's level of wealth and development. There are a lot of uncertainties in earthquake normalization methods, and those interested in digging deeper should have a look at our paper for the g... more »

Symbolic of Europe?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
I hear that two satellites launched by the European Space Agency as part of its pointless vanity project, the Galileo satellite navigation system, have deployed into incorrect orbits. A European satellite navigation system lost?

Ohio Will Never Be A Congressional Battleground Until The House Dems Dump DCCC Chair Steve Israel

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Incapable of learning from past mistakes; doomed to endlessly repeat them Jessica Wehrman's analysis of Ohio's congressional election for the *Columbus Dispatch* this morning, could have been in almost any newspaper anywhere in America. Beltway conventional wisdom has it that none of the 16 seats are in jeopardy-- and the DCCC isn't competent enough to understand a two-cycle strategy for winning a district-- but the incumbents "have raised a combined $32 million for their re-election bids-- 15 times what their upstart challengers have this election season. You’ve heard the tale of Da... more »

"Human Folly..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.” - Tom Robbins

METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm, Austin Band of the Year

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
Austin’s acclaimed husband-and-wife hip-hoppers, Riders Against the Storm, performed on Rag Radio and rapped with us about their unique vision. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 24, 2014 Our guests on Rag Radio are the hip-duo, … finish reading *METRO PODCAST* | Thorne Dreyer : Hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm, Austin Band of the Year

Fukushima: “Our Legacy: A Dead Pacific Ocean”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
* “Our Legacy: A Dead Pacific Ocean”* by Jeff Rense and Dana Durnford - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoBGBYDjxQc ◆ *"Pacific Ocean Now Dead From Fukushima Radiation"* by Dana Durnford and Terry Daniels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1FrscZBjhc&feature=youtu.be ◆ What's all this mean, or matter? This... *“Fukushima Equals 6,000 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; * *There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad”* - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/

Maybe it’s not “fidelity,” it’s just your crappy program.

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 9 hours ago
I have eight different bosses now. Well, not bosses, per se, but several persons of various titles that will potentially give me feedback and suggestions this school year. You might think this is a tremendous boon to us teachers to have a team of talented people working with myself and others for the benefit of […]

libraries and ebooks: a good fit, but a very bad deal, or why library users should just say no to ebooks

laura k at wmtc - 9 hours ago
Do you ever borrow ebooks from your public library? Do you have any idea how your library adds ebooks to its collection, or at what cost? The number of library customers who borrow ebooks is growing all the time. How many of them, I wonder, are aware of how their library gets *screwed* every time they do. Even some library staff is unaware of the raw deal libraries are getting when it comes to ebooks. Library-themed journals, blogs, and conferences are filled with talk about digital technology and resources. Yet in this deluge of discussion, there is too little exposing - and oppos... more »

CNN iReport on CDC whistleblower spreads like wildfire, then censored

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
*Editor's Note: *Please visit CNN iReport on Facebook and write a review. Jon Rappoport On August 22, a user named Bobby Dee posted a CNN iReport about the CDC whistleblower who states he cooked data to hide a vaccine-autism connection. CNN iReports aren’t official CNN stories. They’re “user generated news…opinions belong to the submitter.” Well, Bobby’s submission, as Celia Farber reports at truthbarrier.com, rocketed to 45,232 views in a matter of hours. 178 comments, 17 thousand shares. http://truthbarrier.com/2014/08/23/cnn-complicit-in-media-coverup-of-cdc-whistleblowe... more »

THEY CAME FOR FERGUSON BUT I WASN'T BLACK....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
A new group has been created 'Support Darren Wilson' the cop who made the fatal shot in Ferguson a public relations counter-attack the 'Strategy of Tension' in full view It was like this back in 1877 Crazy Horse surrendered confined to the rez in South Dakota no horse no gun to his name weapons industry not happy Civil War over Indian wars grinding to a halt huge drop in profits new enemy needed ASAP Writers and artists commissioned to fabricate story Crazy Horse back on warpath raping white women killing children burning houses newspapers across nation carried the false flag sto... more »

Ghost of Sunday Classics: "Baton Bunny" music with and without the Bunny, plus a treasure trove of overtures and, oh yes, "Gaudeamus igitur"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*In which we watch part of a cartoon, then listento an overture, and then another overture, and then --can you imagine? -- drift off into other, er, stuff* *A nice chunk of Chuck Jones's Baton Bunny (1959) -- from the confident-looking start, things deteriorate pretty quickly.* *by Ken* As I mentioned most recently Friday night, New York City's Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, is currently hosting a grand exhibition devoted to one of the giants of animated film, Chuck Jones. And as I mentioned Friday night, this afternoon I hope to get to MoMI for this week's "Chu... more »

Orlando Jones Modifies the Bucket Challenge to Raise Awareness for Another ‘Very Serious Disease’

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
*“It all seems to stem from a militarized police force threatening the rights of people to assemble.”* Actor, NRA member, and special member of the Louisiana sheriff’s reserve force, Orlando Jones, has put a new spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of donning a bucket of ice and water, he grabs a bucket of bullets to raise awareness to the rising militarized police state and the lack of concern by citizens in the US. Jones does not make light of ALS and in fact says he will donate to the cause. However, in this video he speaks of another serious disease, apathy. *"My heart ... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, August 24th 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, another Sunday, and of course another rant… It has indeed been an amazing and troubling week around the world, so lets get right to it… I have again been under attack for putting up the post this last week where I came out and called the "beheading" of Journalist James Wright Foley a massive hoax. It does seem that every time I post factual evidence that goes against the so called Jew spew media and what our crooked governments state, I come under attack by fools that rather than debate the issue at hand just use ad-hominems and other slurs…. I laugh at t... more »

The Answer to Everything

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
What sort of world do we want to create and how do we intend to get there? There are about seven billion human beings on the planet. The scientific consensus is that the present levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are going to be joined by many more tonnes over the next few decades and that this is going to raise the average temperature of the earth by 5 degrees Celsius, producing radical transformations of climate patterns. Croplands will shift and shrink. Coastal areas will be flooded. Local species will go extinct. Overpopulation will bring wars for basic resources. Gove... more »

Israel, ISIL have a lot in common

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 13 hours ago
"The self-styled Jewish State and Islamic State have so much in common – including sectarianism, atrocities, destabilization of neighbors, and squatting on stolen land." Full article: http://presstv.com/detail/2014/08/24/376409/israel-isil-have-a-lot-in-common/

A Holy Balloon Bursts

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
I wanted to believe. I hoped that Pope Francis was the real deal, that he was the true enemy of predatory capitalism, the true champion of poor people. But it seems that he's just another protector of predators. From Laurie Goodstein of the *New York Times* comes this shocker graphically detailing the unspeakable crimes of one of the pope's own high-ranking personal envoys: *SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — He was a familiar figure to the skinny shoeshine boys who work along the oceanfront promenade here. Wearing black track pants and a baseball cap pulled low over his balding h... more »

Ferguson: Ten Days That Shook the Country

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
*How the tactics of occupation came home* by Justin Raimondo Antiwar The facts surrounding the murder of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old resident of Ferguson, Missouri, gunned down by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, are not entirely known – but enough is known that it’s quite justified to characterize it as cold-blooded murder. Thanks to Brown’s family, an autopsy has revealed that of the six shots fired by Wilson, five were survivable, but the sixth – which entered through the top of his head – was not. Although the evidence is not yet conclusive, the forensics – ... more »

Bloomberg's Impoverished Poverty Eradication Plan

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Since finally leaving his New York mayor's throne to someone far less princely, Mike Bloomberg is spending his time jetting around the world playing big shot with his bags of cash and, like all bullies, an unhealthy disdain for anyone who disagrees with him. These days he claims to be all about giving away all his dough before he dies, but if Forbes is right, Bloomberg obviously plans to live on in perpetuity: last year he gave away $465 million and his wealth grew $6 billion to top out at over $32 billion. But then not many of our 401Ks average have the kind of inside track to "ea... more »

France blasts Germany for "austerity policy"

French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer "be pushed around" by the EU's economic powerhouse. Tags: FRANCE GERMANY AUSTERITY ECONOMY

Texas police chief shot to death during traffic stop

The police chief of a small south Texas town was shot dead during a traffic stop on Saturday, a county sheriff said. Tags: UNITED STATES

US accuses Israel of targeting relatives of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian 16-year-old

The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July along with two cousins, who are US citizens. Tags: OCCUPIED PALESTINE AKA ISRAEL UNITED STATES

Ukraine Crisis: Donbass. Chronicle of Genocide

Extensive war crimes in Donbass committed by Poroshenko and his army of murderers from July 27 to August 14, 2014. Kiev's warmongers/Zionists continue genocide of civilian population of Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. Most of the footage and interviews you will see in this documentary film have never been shown on mainstream media of any country including Russia and Ukraine. [image: Ukraine Crisis: Donbass. Chronicle of Genocide. Banned on TV / Донбасс. Хроника геноцида. [ENG SUB]] Tags: UKRAINE WAR CRIMES

DPR army encircles large Kiev military grouping

The army of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has blocked completely a large grouping of Kiev military forces in six republican settlements on Sunday. Tags: UKRAINE

Clashes in Chile, as thousands of students march demanding education reform

Police in Chile used water cannons and tear gas in Santiago as they clashed with outraged students demanding the government to speed up the process of national education reform. Tens of thousands took to the streets to join the largely peaceful protest. [image: Clashes in Chile, as thousands of students march demanding education reform] Tags: CHILE PROTESTS EDUCATION

Irish soccer team face fine for Palestine flag flown during Europa League qualifier

Dundalk have been fined €18,000 by UEFA because a Palestine flag was flown at Oriel Park during their match against Hajduk Split. Tags: IRELAND PALESTINE

You didn’t expect me, did you? #highered

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 13 hours ago
No one expects the Inquisition. That’s how I feel a lot of the time because I ask a lot of questions. Is that not an educator’s job? College professors looking to do research in our schools: I’m onto you. As a former graduate student and faculty member in higher education, I’ve written numerous human subjects […]

Sunday night Short Shorts

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
*She's classic.* Deputy MAC minister Chang is out this week: The Presidential Office confirmed yesterday that the president received a letter from former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) deputy minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) defending himself against an accusation that he had leaked national secrets, before Chang issued a statement on Sunday last week that suggested he had been forced to resign. The removal caused the People's First Party (PFP), little more than the faction of former KMT heavyweight and former important politician James Soong, to make furious noises, since Chang was... more »

Real-Time Community News App in Development for Citizen Journalists

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
*Making the unique freedom of speech and privacy laws of Finland available to the rest of the world.* *Activist Post* The decentralization of technology is a key component in overcoming restrictions imposed by governments upon independent media. Recently, we all have witnessed the heavy-handed approach law enforcement has taken again the citizens of Ferguson, even going so far as to apparently use a kill-switch during one particularly chaotic moment. We also see how social media is often used by the establishment to gather data and predict behavior, while our smart gadgets have ... more »

Iran Says It Shot Down Israeli Drone Over Its Natanz Nuclaer Plant

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Israeli Spy Drone Downed Near Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Plant – Report -- RT* Iran says their Revolutionary Guards have shot down an Israeli spy drone trying to penetrate the "nuclear off-limits area" of the Natanz nuclear site, the ISNA news agency reported. "The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limit nuclear area in Natanz... but was targeted by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the area," ISNA said, citing a statement by the Revolutionary Guards. Iran's forces fired a missile at the drone as it neared its ... more »

Ice Bucket Challenge: causes of ALS already known

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*by Sayer Ji* *Let’s stop pretending like pouring ice on ourselves means anything until we can acknowledge the research that some of the causes and cures for ALS already exist — none of them involving pharmaceutical intervention.* The ALS Association’s ‘Ice Bucket Challenge,’ as of the writing of this article, has grossed over 41 million dollars in donations, which “has driven hundreds of thousands to join the fight against ALS,” according to a recent Huffington Post blog written by Jose Costa. The perpetual meme of ‘fighting’ idiopathic diseases — meaning, diseases ‘with no kno... more »

Israeli Airstrike Levels 12-Story Building In Gaza

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Netanyahu Warns Gaza Civilians After Israel Destroys 13-Storey Building -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel took the Gaza war to a new level by flattening a 13-storey apartment tower. Israeli aircraft first fired a non-explosive rocket at the building, a sign to residents to get out, before attacking it on Saturday. Seventeen people were wounded in the strike on the structure, which Israel said had housed a Hamas command centre. "I call ... more »

With U.S. - Chinese Tensions Increasing, U.S. Sends Second Carrier Group To Asia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*U.S. Sends Second Carrier to Asia Amid Tensions with China -- Washington Free Beacon* China demands end to U.S. surveillance flights. The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and Navy P-8 surveillance craft. The strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson departed San Diego for the Pacific on Friday, the Navy said in an announcement of what it terms a “planned” deployment. China’s military on Saturday, meanwhile, demanded an end to all U.S. monit... more »

SUNDAY SONG

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

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Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 14 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg It's been said so often we might as well attribute it to everyone:* "we don't see things the way they are, we see them the way we are."* So much in life hinges on tiny details. Things nearly identical can be seen in such enormously different fashion and we rarely seem to ask ourselves what the difference is. Sometimes the only difference is the way we are. In a small Texas town yesterday, the Sheriff pulled 24-year-old Joshua Manuel Lopez's car over in a suburban neighborhood. Lopez had an outstanding warrant for graffiti. There was a scuffle, Sheriff Michael Pimentel... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Drew Brees throws two touchdown passes to lead the Saints over the Colts, 23-17 ~Gary Estwick, The Advocate* *Tropical Depression 4 becomes Cristobal * *St. Roch Market to reopen as fresh-food retailer, restaurant ~Jaquetta White*

The Protests May Be Winding Down, But Ferguson's Fight Is Not Over

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
*by Alice Speri* An out-of-towner driving through Ferguson, Missouri on West Florissant Avenue on Friday morning might easily have missed the signs of the protests and clashes that have dominated this stretch of suburbs for the past two weeks. In fact, the signs are there: most stores are boarded up, with "open" signs sprayed over the wooden panels that used to be glass windows. The burnt down shell of the Quiktrip gas station — which is at once Ferguson's "Ground Zero" and its "Maidan" — is still there, surrounded by a metal fence that was not there a few days ago. The area got... more »

Ditching It

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://herdingcats.typepad.com/ Stephen Harper spent the week wandering around the North, crowd testing his stump speech for the 2015 election. Chantal Hebert writes that, before decides to take the plunge, Harper faces two challenges. The first is Michael Chong's parliamentary reform bill -- which would put significant curbs on his power. Because Chong and former Conservative M.P. Brent Rathgeber seem to be the only Harper M.P.'s courageous enough to think for themselves, the prime minister will probably swat aside that po... more »

Can Students Save The Democrats' Asses In November? Should They Bother?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The 26th Amendment to the Constitution is a simple one: "The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age." After being ratified by the 38th state legislature, North Carolina's, on July 1, 1971, it became part of the Constitution 4 days later on July 5. It has passed the Senate on March 10, 1971, 94-0, and the House March 23, 401-19. The same day it passed the House, it was ratified by the state legislatures of Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, Tenness... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*UK: Public school teacher accused of sex act with pupil is CLEARED in just 90 minutes and says teachers have no power when allegations are made* A PUBLIC school teacher accused of engaging in sexual activity with a ‘flirty’ female pupil spoke of his frustration yesterday after he was cleared of any wrongdoing. Russell Woolwright, 30, said the false allegations had forced him to resign from his job as an economics teacher at £30,000-a-year Canford School in Dorset, where he had worked for five years. The girl, who was 17 at the time, sent Mr Woolwright a series of inappropriate e... more »

China Demands The U.S. To Stop Spy Flights Near It's Borders. Rejects Critciticms That One Of Their Fighter Jets Menaced A U.S. Spy plane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft takes off from Perth International Airport in this April 16, 2014 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Greg Wood/Pool/Files *China Urges U.S. To Halt Close Air Surveillance After Encounter -- Bloomberg* China urged the U.S. to stop close reconnaissance after a Chinese fighter jet had an encounter with U.S. surveillance aircraft last week. A U.S. navy P-3 anti-submarine plane and a P-8 patrol aircraft conducted a reconnaissance flight within 220 kilometers (137 miles) of Hainan Island and on Aug. 19, Yang Yujun, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of National ... more »

Will The U.S. Send Military Aid To Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine in the Oval Office, March 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Obama Faces Decision On Military Aid For Ukraine -- USA Today* *Other analysts warn dramatically increasing military aid to Ukraine risks a rapid Russian escalation that the USA could not match.* Russian President Vladimir Putin — who has at least 10,000 troops on Ukraine's border, according to NATO — "can escalate more with less cost" than the USA can, says Bruce Jones, director of the Project on Interna... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 24, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie took a series of images of pro-Russian rebels burying four fallen fighters in Ukraine, August 18. *Ukraine Rebels Bury The Fallen -- The Story Behind The Images -- Jonathan Alpeyrie, Special to CNN* (CNN) -- Working inside Donetsk presents various challenges as a photojournalist. One of them is working directly with rebel forces defending one of their last bastions against government forces. Each day their defensive perimeter shrinks due to constant shelling. Journalists need to acquire proper accreditation given and approved by the Donetsk People... more »

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Pumps $3 Billion To The Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. © RIA Novosti. Микола Лазаренко *Ukraine's Poroshenko Vows $3 Billion for Military -- Voice of America* Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase military spending by $3 billion over the next few years because of the ongoing pro-Russian separatist threat in the east of Ukraine. Poroshenko made the comment Sunday in Kyiv during a speech marking Independence Day, 23 years after the breakup of the Soviet Union. He told a crowd of thousands gathered in Independence Square to view a military parade that it is clear the separatist th... more »

Libya Updates ( August 24 , 2014 ) -- Basically , we have two competing Governments .......Unidentified jets attack targets in Tripoli Airstrikes on Libyan capital come after rebels seize main airport from rivals while Egypt denies taking part in attacks....... Libya airport takeover widens political split Armed fighters have backed the return of Libya's previous parliament, as the country's political crisis deepens......... Additional items of note !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets ..... *Egyptian Streets *@EgyptianStreets · 20m BREAKING| Militants that captured #Libya's International Airport in Tripoli have set it on fire: pic.twitter.com/mV0KQHhoL7 [image: Embedded image permalink] *Egyptian Streets *@EgyptianStreets · 20m #Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies that Egypt's Air-force has struck targets in #Libya. - http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/08/libya-airport-takeover-tripoli-political-split-20148249154577648.html Libya airport takeover widens political split Armed fighters have backed the return of Libya's previou... more »

Ukraine Shows Off Its Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Defiant Ukraine Turns On Military Display As War Rumbles On In the East -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Armoured vehicles and soldiers paraded in Kiev on Sunday in a defiant national day display of military power that Ukrainian President Petro Poroskenko said was being mobilised for an historic war of independence from Russia. Soldiers, some due to head directly to the front where government forces are fighting pro-Russian separatists, staged a marchpast on Kiev's Independence Square followed by a parade of armoured vehicles armed with anti-tank weapons and trucks towing missile systems... more »

Earthquake 6.1 San Francisco Bay August 24, 2014 at 3:20 AM PST. - Shallow Quake 7 KM deep - Felt Map, Building crumbled in Napa 50000 without power

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 17 hours ago
7:45am est - per weather channel 50000 without power so far reported, mostly in Napa area. UPdate to Twitter pictures - building destroyed in Napa - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc72282711#summary Region: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA Geographic coordinates: 38.208N, 122.324W Magnitude: 6.1 Depth:

Musical Interlude: Joe Bonamassa, "Driving Towards The Daylight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Joe Bonamassa, "Driving Towards The Daylight" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTG-bCMG05E

In case you didn't get the 'egotistical' references in the first episode of the new Doctor Who last night

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
The Fifth Doctor regenerates - http://youtu.be/qvAenK95PfQ

Russia signals nod to sale of S-400 anti-aircraft missile to China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler)]A representative of Russia's arms enterprise Almaz-Antey revealed that China may be the first foreign buyer of its S-400 anti-aircraft missile. Meanwhile, the Russian government has given its approval for the weapon's export, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily. The missile has a range of 350-400km, a significant increase on the previous model S-300, with a range of a little over 100 km, said Du Wenlong, senior colonel and researcher at the PLA Academy of Military of Science. With its existing Red Flag series anti-aircraft missi... more »

Body of pilot found after Italy fighter jet crash

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mariangela Valentini]Italian authorities said they had found the body of a woman pilot, one of four flyers who died when a pair of Tornado fighter jets crashed last week after colliding in mid-air. Mariangela Valentini served with NATO forces in Afghanistan and Libya, the Italian air force said on Saturday. The bodies of the first two crew members were found on Wednesday, and the third on Friday. They were aged from 31 to 36. Read more

World Believes U.S. Greatest Threat to Global Peace

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mission accomplished]The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Qadaffi and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria. The reality in the Middle East stands in vast contradiction to the stage-managed landing of George W. Bush on the U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, where Bush declared, “Mission accomplished,”... more »

Kauilapele & Steve Beckow: "Maximum Danger; Minimum Risk”

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
http://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/steve-beckow-gaog-8-23-14-maximum-danger-minimum-risk/#more-30382 * “Maximum Danger; Minimum Risk”* Posted on 2014/08/23 by *kauilapele* This post by Steve really hit on a few items that have been in my recent awareness, particularly the points below. I’d have to agree that we are definitely in some type of “Perfect Storm”… namely, a storm that is “perfect” for enabling each one of us, and the planet, to release the old, and move forward and upward. “…Archangel Michael on Friday… said we’d emerge from the Tsunami of Love “addicted to love... more »

China Rejects U.S. Accusations, Calls Its Fighter Jet Intercept ‘Professional’

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: J-11 (Flanker B+)]China’s Defense Ministry has rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace. The ministry issued a statement Saturday night attributed to spokesman Yang Yujun calling the U.S. accusations “groundless.” It says the Chinese pilot conducted operations that were “professional and the Chinese jet kept a safe distance from the U.S. planes.” The Chinese jet made several close passes by the Navy P-8 Poseidon plane, coming within 30 feet of ... more »

UFO over Canada

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
Published on Aug 21, 2014 Huge meteor spotted across southern B.C.

India's ministry of defence reconsidering blacklisting policy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Black Shark heavyweight torpedo]In February 2013, Italian prosecutors arrested Giuseppe Orsi, the chief executive of Italian defence multinational, Finmeccanica on suspicion of paying bribes to facilitate the sale of VIP helicopters to India. Since then, the ministry of defence (MoD) has been in a quandary about whether to blacklist Finmeccanica and all its subsidiaries, or only AgustaWestland, the subsidiary that built and sold the AW-101 helicopters to India. Blacklisting all Finmeccanica companies - which include marine specialist, WASS; radar and communications special... more »

BELIEF REBOOT

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
*forced belief isn't real belief*"What's a BELIEF REBOOT, Mike?" Glad you asked. Have you ever actually 'thought' about what 'belief' is? Or are you just going along with the herd and praising god or worshipping his way? I know, I know, it's Sunday, a so-called religious day, but it could be any day of any year. The working week is something that's been hammered into the 'working populace' like the 'belief in god' was hammered into the mindset of the pre- and post- medieval mindset by the then-global ad-campaign called The Inquisition. I mean, we're an intelligent race - this is obv... more »

Iran to Produce Short-Range Missiles, Drones – Reports

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Qadir missile]Tehran has inaugurated four new defense achievements by the Air Industries Organizations , including the production of two new short-range missiles and two types of drones, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Sunday. According to the agency, the reconnaissance drone is the latest in the chain of indigenous unmanned aerial craft which is designed and manufactured by the Iranian defense experts. The newest type of cruise missiles manufactured in Iran is designated as Qadir and has the capability of targeting enemies at the range of up to 100 kilometers.... more »

Yes or No, £3bn boost for Faslane nuclear submarine base

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Vanguard class SSBN]Plans for the jobs bonanza are now fully developed, say sources, despite the threat posed to the ­Royal Navy’s future on Gare Loch. The revelation has led to ­renewed speculation that if there is a Yes vote next month, the Ministry of Defence expects to strike a deal to keep the UK’s nuclear deterrent in Scotland. In the event of a No vote, Faslane will become Britain’s only ­specialist submarine base with the ­capacity for 16 vessels by 2022. Read more

Understanding Piketty, part 3

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 22 hours ago
Part 3 of Thomas Piketty's *Capital in the Twenty-First Century* is the longest section of the book (230 pages out of 577), providing his analysis of inequality at the level of individuals. Notably, Piketty largely avoids the use of the familiar Gini index because, in his view, it obscures the issue by combining the effects of inequality based on income with those of inequality based on wealth. He treats the two sources of inequality separately throughout this analysis. The first point Piketty emphasizes is one regular readers will be familiar with from my previous discussions of th... more »

Irradiation of face by LHC beam is better than Botox

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Like other trained particle physicists, I have often been asked what would happen if you decided to insert your hand or head or another part of your body right to the LHC beam. I wasn't sure about the right answer because it's a complicated interdisciplinary question combining particle physics, radiation safety, biology, and some condensed matter physics and thermodynamics. To be sure, I recommended people not to try this experiment because it would almost certainly be lethal. *These charts of Anatoli Bugorski's skull resemble the investigators' map of the JFK assassination scene... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 22 hours ago
*Large conclusions drawn from just 3 years of Cryosat-2 data* *Even using ICEsat data extends the series to only 5 years -- far too little to support claims of a trend. A larger series could reveal very different earlier changes. The report below is objective enough. It is only the spin Warmists are putting on it that is fanciful. Note that the report below admits that the Antarctic sheet is both thickening and thinning (in different places) -- so any trend is not even Antarctic-wide, let alone global* Elevation and elevation change of Greenland and Antarctica derived from Cr... more »

Is Florida Really The Most Corrupt State In America?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The superficial, court-ordered redistricting in Florida only scratches the surface of the prevalent culture of political corruption that permeates the state's two political parties. The judgment does not attempt to deals ith anything but two tiny and blatant cases of grotesque gerrymandering-- and that was all the state legislature dealt with. Even if the new plan goes into effect in 2016, Florida will still be one of the most unfairly gerrymandered states in the Union-- despite the overwhelming passage of a citizens' initiative to put an end to the practice. But even the tiny ame... more »

The Privatizing Agenda of Survey-producing Education Next

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
In August 2014, Education Next released the results of its annual education poll. In a post on August 20, 2014, I wrote briefly on the EdNext survey findings specific to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). I plan to examine the entire survey more closely in a future post. However, in this post, I will examine the folks behind the […]

Missouri situation: -"St. Louis cop: 'If I need to, I will kill whole bunch more"

LeDaro at LeDaro - 1 day ago
*(CNN) -- A Missouri police officer involved in maintaining security in troubled Ferguson was put on administrative leave Friday after a video surfaced showing him railing about the Supreme Court, Muslims, and his past -- and perhaps, he said, his future -- as "a killer."* Watch the video and read the story here

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, "Above the Clouds"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Kevin Kern, "Above the Clouds" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCU1eMWUOo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula, a star forming region toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). In the center, the three prominent dust lanes that give the Trifid its name all come together. Mountains of opaque dust appear on the right, while other dark filaments of dust are visible threaded throughout the nebula. A single massive star visible near the center causes much of the Trifid's glow. * Click image for larger size.* The Trifid, also known as M20, is only about 300,000 years old, making it among the youngest emission nebulae know... more »

"In The Presence of Difficulty, Compassion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"In The Presence of Difficulty, Compassion"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "True compassion recognizes that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion. Compassion is the ability to see the deep connectedness between ourselves and others. Moreover, true compassion recognizes that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion. When we first begin to practice compassion, this very deep level of understanding may elude us, but we can have faith that if we start where we are, we will eventually feel our way toward it. We mo... more »

skinny bob

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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Disease and 3 Recent Social Engineering "Challenges"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Heather Callaghan Have you gotten your daily Vitamin DDD - Death, Destruction, and Disease? If you have been online, in front of a TV, in audible distance of a radio, then you have overdosed. Meanwhile, other far-reaching and newsworthy concepts that literally touch people on a daily basis get "drowned." I only say vitamin because that's how a lot of people take their media, like it's sustenance. While the media are dousing the public in the three Ds, which appear to be ritualistic in nature, I'll briefly touch on that last D - the focus on disease and the "challenges" meant for ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Wonder And Humility”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Wonder And Humility”* by Chet Raymo “My generation is the last who will remember these old Mobil gas pumps with the round glass globes on top and the sign of the Flying Horse. Or, for that matter, the two-lane blacktops that threaded their way across America in the days before the Interstates. Here we see them in Edward Hopper's 1940 painting titled, simply, "Gas". Click to enlarge. So much of Hopper's work evokes solitude and loneliness - somber loners in spare hotel rooms, store fronts on deserted streets, Victorian houses on desolate hills. Gas, too, captures a moment of isola... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina Thanks for stopping by.

Gov't Fear Factory: ISIS Is Here, Just in Time for Another 9/11 Anniversary

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Melissa Melton* The government has been doing a whole lot of talking lately about the 9/11-style threat ISIS poses on American soil, how ISIS is like 'nothing the Pentagon has ever seen' and how ISIS is likely already here... and all just in time right before another 9/11 anniversary! Fancy that. Considering it's on record where ISIS got a lot of its military training and funding IN THE FIRST PLACE, perhaps we should all go back to the dictionary and look up what the definition of terrorism is. Visit TruthstreamMedia.com Also see Senator Inhofe saying "ISIS is so bad, Al Qaeda ... more »

Startup Governments: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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"Tears..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love.” - Washington Irving

"The Wisdom Of Satchel Paige"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.” “Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.” “Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.” “How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?” "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." - Satchel Paige

"In the Loop" fans provide alternate names for Anthony Weiner's planned Rockaways restaurant-and-training project

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Ken* "When news broke that former congressman Anthony Weiner’s latest career endeavor would be a New York City restaurant/culinary school," *Washington Post* "In the Loop" master Al Kamen wrote Friday, "we felt compelled to help somehow. It's the least we could do for all the fodder he’s provided over the years." But, as I reported at the time ("Doesn't Carlos Danger need a better name than "Rockaway Restoration Kitchen" for his entry into the restaurant world?"), the Loopsters worried about the name so far slotted for this worthy eatery plus training and jobs-creation proj... more »

“A Look Behind The Thick Façade of Civilization”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“A Look Behind The Thick Façade of Civilization”* by Capt. Ray Jason "Most of the sky was clear and starry, but ten miles out to sea there was a cluster of clouds filled with lightning. I was anchored peacefully behind a low island that afforded me a perfect view of this dramatic spectacle. Sitting on the foredeck with my back against the mast, I sipped some hot sake and marveled at this exquisite display. Each burst of sky fire was contained within an individual cloud. Some would erupt in amber-colored brightness and others would shimmer in soft silver or lavender. The almost Jap... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Invisibles of Hollywood

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
"…it means… I don’t know. It means, basically, that some movies are clearly being made by Invisibles and they contain messages for other Invisibles. Invisibles talking to each other in ther own secret language… the movies are signals, they let us know that others are out there…” “Speed is about human evolution, right? It’s so obvious. The bus represents the world. Watch it again – they’ve got every nationality on there. Not only that, but it’s being driven to disaster by this guy who’s either made up to look Cro-Magnon or chosen becasue he looks that way. He’s our brutal evolu... more »

Once, We Were Angels...

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
We were all of us once angels, 'til we walked upon the Earth... "Don't ask me what you know is true. I told you that we could fly 'Cause we all have wings... But some of us don't know why."

Fighting for Power or Building Bridges

*C* at The Web (Untangled) - 1 day ago
Posted on August 23, 2014 by theozarker July 23, 2014 We can argue “’til the cows come home” about whether, percentage wise, per capita, blah, blah, blah more blacks than whites are on welfare, in prison, commit more crimes and so forth. Truth is, white power is the dominant (and pretty much only) power in the United States. And the wealthier the white, the more powerful the white. It is also true, that white power structure has worked mightily – from small town governments to the halls of Imperial power that rule us all – to keep it that way while maintaining an outward appear... more »

August 23: let's be nice....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
,,,,just for the start. Friday's regular Whatever section with columns written by high school and university students always has some of the best writing in the paper. All of those students have loads of potential; and it must be a pleasure to teach any of them. But today's columns blew my socks off. ....especially two of them who not only have potential but are already writing to excellent journalism standards. One of them is Aureli Pare who writes on general health. The other is Isabelle Agnew who, particularly for this week, wrote a WOW! column. It was on the death of Robin Will... more »

"The Grapes of Wrath" (Excerpts)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Grapes of Wrath" (Excerpts) by John Steinbeck "They breathe profits; they eat the interest on money. If they don't get it, they die the way you die without air, without side-meat." [referring to the banks- CP] "The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It's the monster. Men made it, but they can't control it." "It ain't that big. The whole United States ain't that big. It ain't that big. It ain't big enough. There ain't room enough for you an' me, for your kind an' my kind, for rich and poor together all in one country, for thieves and honest men. For hunger and fat." ... more »

Fighting for Power or Building Bridges

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 1 day ago
July 23, 2014 We can argue “’til the cows come home” about whether, percentage wise, per capita, blah, blah, blah more blacks than whites are on welfare, in prison, commit more crimes and so forth. Truth is, white power is … Continue reading →

“How the Ultra-Rich .01% Have Sucked Up Even More of America's Wealth Than You Think”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How the Ultra-Rich .01% Have Sucked Up Even * *More of America's Wealth Than You Think”* By David DeGraw "You know, I've been around the ruling class all my life, and I've been quite aware of their total contempt for the people of the country." - Gore Vidal “An extensive analysis of economic conditions and government policy reveals that the need for significant systemic change is now a mathematical fact. Corruption, greed and economic inequality have reached a peak tipping point. Due to the consolidation of wealth, the majority of the population cannot generate enough income to k... more »

Critiquing Doctor Who: Deep Breath

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Before sitting down to watch the new *Doctor Who* with Peter Capaldi, there are two things reasons to be optimistically cheerful about. Mr Malcolm Tucker has said no to flirtatious banter with his co-stars. Second, Jenna Coleman might exit at Christmas. This is no reflection on Coleman, she's only playing a part after all. Unfortunately, Clara is a highly problematic: an object that exists solely as a story line, from the get-go she was a wise-cracking, ass-kicking, bum-pinching get-up-and-go-girl; a walking, talking female sonic screw-driver whose sole reason for being was to get ... more »

(Chump Goldman-Suks Change?) MS Admits $100B Offshore (Most Ever) Untaxed Profits (Anti-Zionist NOT Anti-Semitic) A Country of Lone Gunmen:  One Nation Under SWAT (Plea For Ukraine Inquiry By Millions Urging No WWIII, Please!)

(Editor's Note: If you can make a small donation to Pottersville2, it will be hugely appreciated as we've come under vast financial pressure recently and need to ask for some aid. Thanks so much for your support!) Goldman Sachs to Pay $1.2 Billion for Selling Faulty Mortgages to Fannie and FreddieReuters Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2bn (£723m) to resolve a US

FULL HOUSE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Lots of comings and goings at the Addams-Melman House these days. Housemate Karen has moved to North Berwick to be with her artist man friend through the winter. Into her space has just moved one of MB's friends and her son. Then downstairs in an empty room a young man who is teaching math and science in a nearby middle school has moved in. For two weeks we have three college student guests from Malaysia, Israel, and England visiting. The kitchen has been humming non-stop and this morning I made a big pot of pasta sauce from all the tomatoes we have grown and been given by fri... more »

Will Their Opposition To Obamacare Help Defeat Any Of The Last Wretched Blue Dogs In Congress?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Georgia Blue Dog John Barrow has one of the most reactionary voting records of any Democrat in Congress-- to the point where he defines the term "DINO," Democrat in Name Only. For 2013-14, ProgressivePunch has scored him a dismal 27.73, just fractionally worse from Utah Blue Dog, Jim Matheson who decided to retire rather than face certain defeat in November. Three principled conservative *Republicans* have more progressive scores than Barrow: Justin Amash (MI-29.09), Chris Gibson (NY-40.00) and Walter Jones (NC-41.23). His overall voting record, for a Democrat is putrid. That hasn... more »

Hamas is to Israel as IS is to us

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
I happened to have the television tuned to BBC News 24 in the afternoon when some breaking news came through. I think the presenter was Nicholas Owen. He did look a little perplexed while announcing that Hamas had executed eighteen suspected collaborators. I thought that news was very important. Evidently the BBC thinks otherwise, because it hasn’t made many headlines. It’s important because it clearly puts Hamas alongside IS. You know, ruthless and barbaric with no moral equivocation. No human shields to be seen. No sacrificial lambs. No input from Israel. Just violent and reckle... more »

U.S. Wants to Bomb ISIS In Syria ... Maybe We Should (cough) First Stop ARMING THEM?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-22/best-way-stop-isis-syria-stop-arming-isis-syria *Sometimes the obvious is so easily missed by those with complicated mind syndrome commonly found in intelligence circles and governments.... -AK* *U.S. Wants to Bomb ISIS In Syria ... Maybe We Should (cough) First Stop ARMING THEM?* Submitted by George Washington on 08/22/2014 17:59 -0400 U.S. foreign policy is schizophrenic. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says we need to attack the Sunni militants in Syria. The deputy national security adviser to President Obama says we should go... more »

The new Doctor Who

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
A fascinating episode: some nice interplay, some interesting back references and a nice touch that even the dumbest viewer worked out where the Doctor had seen the villain before, before the Doctor did. As for Peter Capaldi, he may be fine but following Matt Smith is a tall order. Will he be a Tom Baker following Jon Pertwee (in other words a triumph) or a Peter Davison following Tom Baker (in other words a disappointment). I suppose in a triumph of timey wimeyness, he could be a Matt Smith replacing David Tennant (could we be that lucky again? But then again, and this might sto... more »

“The Secret Playbook of Internet Trolls”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Secret Playbook of Internet Trolls”* by Washington’s Blog "Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name. What’s puzzling you Is the nature of my game..." - The Rolling Stones, "Sympathy For The Devil"* "The reason that Internet trolls are effective is that people still don’t understand their game. There are 15 commonly-used trolling tactics to disrupt, misdirect and control internet discussions. As one interesting example, trolls start flame wars because – according to two professors – swearing and name-calling shut down our ability to think and focus. And trolls will often spe... more »

ISIS Is A Fake US/Israeli Created "Terrorist" Group: Government Fear Factory - "ISIS Is In The United States" Just In Time For Another 9-11 Anniversary!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Lets get the facts straight here for everyone…. This "ISIS", or "IS" , or "Islamic State" group of "terrorists" is as PHONEY as a 3 dollar bill. This latest and greatest creation by the criminals in the US and the psychotic state of Israel was created and is right now doing its dirty work in trying to scare the hell out of the gullible American public and to make the American sheep wrongly believe that an "invasion" of SYRIA is required to squash this phoney-balognie "Terrorist" group. Sadly, again, most Americans are now nothing more than dumb-ass mutton brained sheep and will... more »

Whistling about Corruption in the DOJ

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 1 day ago
Wordgeezer August 23, 2014 I was watching Book TV on C-span this morning and imediately made a pot of coffee, just to make sure that I was awake. This beautiful person was talking about the US Department of Justice, from the viewpoint of Truth & Justice, which struck a harmonius chord with me when I was a contributor on Suzie-Q's Truth & Justice blog. This is where I cut my teeth on writing about the inequities that were being experienced, in these years, following the election of George Duhhbya Bu$h. I have been Bu$h Bashing ever since, but, of course, discovered, just like all... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
For the past few weeks we have been receiving visitors and family at our home. Playing host while doing the work that I do .... coupled with this blog .... has been a challenge. Fortunately .... the last person is leaving tomorrow night and I do not expect any visitors till the next vacation cycle .... which is next year. So ... blogging is going to be light for the next 24-36 hours .... but everything should return to normal by Monday morning.

What CDC whistleblower William Thompson needs to do now

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Jon Rappoport *(Note: All posts related to this story are archived here under #Vaccinegate.)* I’m putting this together from bits and pieces of information I’m getting from various sources. William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, who apparently can torpedo the CDC with his inside information about a falsified vaccine study, is cut off from outside help—except for his lawyer. I hope that lawyer knows the kind of danger his client is in. If the CDC’s position that the MMR vaccine has no connection to autism is shredded, the whole corrupt vaccine empire experiences an earthquak... more »

'More or Less'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
I was going to do a piece on *More or Less'*s take on the BBC's coverage of the Gaza casualty statistics. It would have involved lots of transcribing and taken lots of time. Thankfully Hadar at *BBC Watch *has already done it, including all the transcribing. Her piece is well worth reading. Its focus lies less in confronting *More or Less*'s statistical findings than in undermining the integrity of the three organisations consulted by the programme [the United Nations High Commission of Human Rights, the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights in Gaza and the Israeli human rights group B... more »

What's It Worth to Jesse Register to Corporatize Nashville's Public Schools?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
In June a corporate reform school outfit called STRIVE, which is headed by a former TFA cult member, had its application rejected unanimously by Metro's school board. With the help of CorpEd crony superintendent, Jesse Register, that all changed last week. From Joey Garrison at the Tennessean: . . . .STRIVE, a middle school, is cleared to open next fall, joining five other new charters already approved. Board members Elissa Kim, Michael Hayes, Jo Ann Brannon, Anna Shepherd and Chairwoman Cheryl Mayes voted for the school. Pinkston, Amy Frogge and Jill Speering voted against it. P... more »

A Game Changer In Amphibious Warfare?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Star Wars At Sea! The $10m 'X-Wing' Stealth Speedboat That Could Fly Across The Water To Deliver Troops Into Battle -- Daily Mail* 38-foot long main cabin rests on top of a pair of 12-foot tall struts At high speeds they raise cabin above the water like a hydrofoil It looks uncannily like the X-Wing fighter from the sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars. However, in fact this is the Ghost - a $10m ship designed to 'fly' above the water on legs and deliver marines into battle. Invented by a Maine medical tech millionaire, the US Navy is already considering buying the craft. *Read more* ..... more »

America's Police State . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 1 day ago
THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC has mutated into something ugly and carnivorous, not just in its policies with the rest of the world, but in the way it has turned on its poor. It's become a ghastly distortion according to Charles Stross*, who commented on his blog that American police have abandoned Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Policing. As you may know, the London Metropolitan Police was the first

The Grocery Store Rebellion: Here’s What We Ate During Week 2

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Daisy Luther We had some setbacks this week, but we’re hanging in there with our Grocery Store Rebellion. At the end of Week 2, we ran out of milk. After choking down coffee without fresh cream, I finally broke down and went to our local co-op and purchased milk. Yuck. I really hope that our dairy farmer gets another cow soon, because this pasteurized stuff is for the birds. According to the sign at the co-op, it’s from a dairy that is not a factory farm type of place, so I went with the best option I could find. In other news, a sudden heat wave one afternoon may have wiped ... more »

Supplemental: Long ago, Lawrence told Matthews the truth!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014* *Concerning the work of the Times:* In our view, Lawrence O’Donnell won the week with some good press analysis. Along the way, he sometimes overstated and erred. But he won his basic point: The New York Times hasn't established the fact that “witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing” of Michael Brown. Let’s be clear. It’s possible that witnesses *have* provided “sharply conflicting accounts.” But in its Wednesday front-page report, the Times offered no examples. As usual, America’s most hapless newspaper didn’t com... more »

Hands Up, Don't Shoot

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Grayson's amendment to stop funding the over-militarization of local police forces never made it to the Senate. The House Republican leaders-- Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy-- teamed up with the House Democratic leaders-- Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn (along with Wasserman Schultz, Israel and Crowley)-- to urge their caucuses to vote against it. Only 62 Members of Congress had the wisdom and the guts to vote for it. Members who serve the interests of the Military-Industrial Complex Dwight Eisenhower warned the national about about over 6 decades ago, were the ones who killed the amendment. ... more »

A Look At The Russian Arms Buildup (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*My Comment*: This Russian arms buildup still does not match what the U.S. and China have done during this same time frame .... but with the crisis in Ukraine continuing .... and tensions with the West escalating .... I do not expect this Russian arms buildup to be curtailed anytime soon.

What To Make of Corporate Tax Inversions

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago
Click here to read my column in Sunday's *NY Times*.

Fukushima Updates ( August 23 , 2014 ) Items to consider relating to ongoing debacle at Fukushima with global implications ....... Decay of Futaba - Machi as metaphor for Japan .

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Energy news...... 10:25 AM EST on August 23rd, 2014 | 9 comments Japan Newspaper: “The seriousness of the current situation at Fukushima can’t be understated” — Report: Unmitigated radiation is pouring into Pacific Ocean — Video: They don’t know how to stop the radioactive leaks… we’ll never know how to stop this 08:10 PM EST on August 22nd, 2014 | 100 comments Scientist holds press conference in Tokyo: Urgent need to share new developments from Fukushima — Very, very striking results show radiation injury to whole ecosystems — Significant implications for Japan (VIDEO) 02:05 PM EST ... more »

The Ripening of a Sewer Socialist

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
I guess it could have been worse. Bernie Sanders could have totally lost it and hurled an imported Ferguson hand grenade at his Town Hall protesters last weekend instead of just hurling some pretty harsh invective at them. I guess it's easy to tell hecklers to shut up when you also have an armed Vermont state trooper firmly planted between them and you. You can watch the clip here. The protesters, from Occupy and the Code Pink anti-war group, were upset that their senator, along with every single one of his 99 compatriots, had voted to send more financial aid to Israel to support it... more »

Intel Community Now Zeroing In On Those Responsible For The Beheading Of U.S. Journalist James Foley

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a British man who rapped under the name "L Jinny," is a suspect in the beheading murder of journalist James Foley. *The Rapper, The Hacker And The Terror Travel Guide Writer. Is One Of These British Extremists Jihadi John? Three Potential Islamic State 'Beatles' Emerge As MI5 'Zeroes In' On Murderer Who Beheaded U.S. Journalist James Foley -- Daily Mail* * Intelligence agencies hunting for identity of jihadist who murdered reporter * Reports have suggested Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old from London * Abu Hussain al-Britani, 20, and Abu Abdullah al-Bri... more »

Europe's support for the Islamic State

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
"The Islamic State" terrorists are so cruel that at one point, Osama bin Laden had ruled out any collaboration with them. *Off-topic*: Czech readers may listen to an episode of Planetarium where they interviewed me about string theory. The program (archive) was aired on Czech Public Radio North on Saturday 18:05 Czech Summer Time. ------------------------------ *Volcano*: Bárðarbunga began to erupt, so far subglacially, but you may watch the webcam and it may get more interesting. These überjerks show that when you calibrate your moral sense to the situation of Syria, Bashar Assad i... more »

Breaking news: Eruption has started in Dyngjujökull glacier on August 23 , 2014 ! Badarbunga begins to erupt - aviation warnings for ash cloud ( red alert )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
*DAILY SABAH* ‏@DailySabah 20m Small subglacial eruption underway at #Bardarbunga volcano in #Iceland http://goo.gl/6OT71k pic.twitter.com/dmSmkY6d3p [image: Embedded image permalink] http://icelandreview.com/news/2014/08/23/breaking-news-eruption-has-started-dyngjujokull-glacier NATURE & TRAVEL Breaking news: Eruption has started in Dyngjujökull glacier!August 23, 2014 15:13 Photo is from the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. An eruption has occurred at the site of the volcano Badarbunga. At the moment, it is still a sub-glacial eruption, meaning that there is no visible e... more »

Go Fund Racism

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Over the last several days, Go Fund Me has proven that, regardless of its official Terms of Service and mealy-mouthing about not promoting hate speech, racism or anything of the sort, all that gets defenestrated pretty quickly when there's money to be made. And, as with any crowd-sourcing corporation, GFM takes a healthy cut out of campaigns. As with Kickstarter, they take 5%. Now, if you do a Google search for Go Fund Me, one of the first six hits you'll get is the first campaign for Officer Darren Wilson, the brave white cop who gunned down an unarmed African America... more »

KIPP Memphis Collegiate $230,000 In Debt to Shelby County As State Test Scores Crater

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Today's Commercial Appeal reported in the print edition that KIPP Collegiate Schools owe Shelby County Schools $229,443.42 for overpayment based on KIPP's projected enrollment or for failure to pay teacher retirement benefits, utility bills, etc. to the County. There is no link because the story has been scrubbed from the *Commercial Appeal *website. Shelby County is asking the State "to allow it to reduce payments to the schools to cover the shortage." Judging by KIPP Memphis state test scores below, there is reason to keep researchers off the premises. The state website's 2014... more »

NBC News: Current U.S. Military Policy Against ISIL Is Not Working

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*My Comment*: The interesting part of this report is the admission that the Syrian regime may welcome U.S. intervention in their war against the Islamic State/ISIS.

MOURNING RUBBLE / FOR GAZA WITH LOVE

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 day ago
*Mourning Rubble* *For Gaza* When darkness overcomes us And Hope lies in the past What in our hearts sustains us? How do we make love last? When our weakness overwhelms us, And we watch as children die, How can we breathe this still foul air? What makes us even try? We see grief upon a father’s face. We hear a mother’s scream. How do we find another place For tortured hearts to dream? With darkness all around us Where do we find a light? What makes us wake another day To strive to set things right? What makes us dare to toil and sweat?What ma... more »

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