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Monday, August 25, 2014

25 August - Blogs I'm Following

10:23pm MDST

Israel Received Signal Intelligence On Determining Where Hamas Military Chief Deif Was Hiding, And Not On the Men That Hamas Had Executed For Spying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 minutes ago
*Israel Reportedly Knew Hamas Chief’s Location Days Before It Struck -- Times of Israel* *Jerusalem had intel on where Deif was hiding out, but waited for Hamas to breach truce before attacking, TV report says* Israel knew the whereabouts of Hamas terror chief Muhammad Deif last weekend, but waited to target his hideout until Hamas breached a temporary truce on Tuesday, local media reported. According to a report Sunday on Israel’s Channel 10, Jerusalem received intelligence last weekend that the Hamas military wing head had emerged from his bunker during what was then a five-day... more »

White House Sends More Officials To Michael Brown’s Funeral Than Thatcher’s, And None For Beheaded Journalist James Foley

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 minutes ago
*More White House Officials At Michael Brown’s Funeral Than Thatcher’s -- FOX News* The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year. The administration's handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the two. For Monday's funeral, the White House sent two officials with the White House Office of Public Engagement as well as Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force. *Read more... more »

An Interview With Russian Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 minutes ago
Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister. Source: Photoshot / Vostock Photo *Sergei Lavrov: The Truth Must Be Revealed -- Russia Beyond The Headlines* In an exclusive interview with RBTH on the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the highest priority must be an unconditional ceasefire to end the suffering of civilians. He also warns that trying to settle disputes by imposing unilateral sanctions threatens international peace and stability. *Russia Beyond the Headlines*: There has been repeated speculation, particularly in the Western media, that Russian troop... more »

Putin To Meet Poroshenko As Ukraine - Russian Tensions Escalate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 minutes ago
Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko (2nd L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk after a group photo during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville, France June 6, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Putin To Meet Poroshenko As Ukraine Tensions Escalate -- Bloomberg* Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, as tensions flare on the two nations’ border. The leaders will attend talks today with European Union representatives in Minsk, Belarus, during a summit of the C... more »

EdNext’s Paul Peterson: Common Core Got the Bum Rap– Just Like Poor NCLB Did

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 19 minutes ago
Education Next is a journal that strongly promotes the privatization of public education based upon standardized-test-driven outcomes. The folks at EdNext really love charters and vouchers that drain *authentic* public schools of their funding all the while escaping the “accountability” so-called “reform” demands of those flunky, traditional public schools. The EdNext editor-in-chief is Paul Peterson. He happens to be […]

Why Hasn't Obama Fired John Brennan Yet?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 minutes ago
We've been going through Michael Gurnow's book, The Edward Snowden Affair and finding some pretty awful facts about domestic spying. Basically, Cheney put a system in place they allowed for no privacy from government snooping for anyone for any reason at any time. Neither Bush nor Obama was completely comfortable with it-- but comfortable enough to leave it in place. Microsoft, Yahoo and Google, for example, accounted for 98% of PRISM data intake. They and all the commercial internet firms were facilitating the government to spy-- unconstitutionally-- on their own customers. And ... more »

Now, these are what I call doors!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 minutes ago
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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 47 minutes ago

Musical Interlude: David Arkenstone, “Magic Forest”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
David Arkenstone, “Magic Forest” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3GPIxI3AK0

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre bravely breaks from the pack to stand in solidarity with sex workers

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 hour ago
Draw close to the debate about decriminalizing the sex industry in Canada and you will quickly learn that while sex workers' organizations are working hard to move this issue forward, they don't enjoy much support from most women's groups. At least on the surface, the problem seems to boil down to a fundamental divide between those who see all sex work as exploitation and victimization, and those who support Canada's adult sex workers in making a free choice to work in the industry and in safe circumstance. Many women's groups have tended to align themselves with the exploit... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Bright spiral galaxy NGC 3169 appears to be unraveling in this cosmic scene, played out some 70 million light-years away just below bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Its beautiful spiral arms are distorted into sweeping tidal tails as NGC 3169 (left) and neighboring NGC 3166 interact gravitationally, a common fate even for bright galaxies in the local universe. In fact, drawn out stellar arcs and plumes, indications of gravitational interactions, seem rampant in the deep and colorful galaxy group photo. *Click image for larger size.* The picture spans 20 ar... more »

"The Most Beautiful People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"Effort and Understanding: Having It Easy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Effort and Understanding: Having It Easy"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we view the lives of others and think they have it easy, we are not seeing the whole of their life or the story they are presenting. Our lives are an exercise in facing challenges. We dream the grandest of dreams as youngsters only to discover that we must cultivate copious inner strength and determination in order to meet our goals. Our hard work does not always yield the results we expect. And it is when we find ourselves frustrated by the trials we face or unable to meet our own expectations that we... more »

Jim Valvano, "Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. I just got one last thing... I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.” -... more »

“How to Keep Your Focus Razor Sharp”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“How to Keep Your Focus Razor Sharp”* by Jan Bruce “There's a woman I know, a writer and consultant, who says she's more stressed out by what she's not doing than what she is doing. When she's in the flow of work, she's consumed by it, productive, engaged. But when she's not and instead worrying about what she has to get done, she says she "hovers like a gnat around her work, not landing on anything, not getting anything done, and completely stressed out about it." This isn't a workload problem. This is a focus problem. And it's something you're struggling with, too. Challenge you... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Anadarko, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Georgia County Refuses to Pay Medical Costs for Toddler Injured by SWAT Flash Grenade

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 2 hours ago
In an outrageous example of adding insult to injury, officials of Georgia's Habersham County have refused to pay the medical costs for a toddler maimed during a no-knock police raid. 19 month old Bounkham Phonesavah was severely injured and suffered life-threatening burns when a police goon squad chucked a military style flash grenade into his crib during a no-knock raid back in May. The story drew national attention and is another reason why the militarized police in this country need to be disarmed and have a serious legal choke chain applied to them. These type of tactics may ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Examination Of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Examination Of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo “I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery”, a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade- the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesapea... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Except for totally impulsive or psychotic behavior, every human decision comes down to the choice between two alternatives." - Jeff Duntemann

U.S. Army’s Experimental Hypersonic Missile Test Exploded Four Seconds After Takeoff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The U.S. Army’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon took off for the first time in November 2011 from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, pictured above. A second test of it Monday from the military’s Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska took an unexpected turn when the weapon exploded four seconds after takeoff. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army) *The Army’s Experimental Hypersonic Missile Just Exploded Four Seconds After Takeoff -- Washington Post* The U.S. Army is in the process of developing something it calls the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon to strike targets anywhere on Earth within hours... more »

1 down, 179 to go!

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
Inasmuch as we have so much to resist, there’s still much to feel good about. And much to feel terrified of as well. I’m still nervous. Happy First Day!Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face Tagged: first day, kindergarten, school

One question for the (female) school sup't who likes to make female students bend over

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Superintendent Bass is said to have said, "If you’re not comfortable with bending over, we might have a problem." She doesn't think she did anything inappropriate.* *by Ken* You know how sometimes you wish you could ask someone in the news *just one question*? That's how I felt when I read this report by ThinkProgress's Igor Volsky (links onsite): School Superintendent Asks Female Students To Bend Over During Dress Code Check A school superintendent in Noble, Oklahoma allegedly asked female students to bend over during a dress code check on the first week of school and claimed,... more »

Ukraine President Calls A Snap Vote For Parliament As Fighting Intensifies In The Eastern Part Of The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Ukraine Crisis: President Calls Snap Vote Amid Fighting -- BBC* Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called snap elections, as government forces continue to fight pro-Russian rebel forces in the east. Petro Poroshenko said many current MPs were backers of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych and that the majority of Ukrainians wanted a new parliament. Elections would be held on 26 October, he said in a TV address. Separately, Ukraine's military says it clashed with rebel armoured vehicles that entered the country from Russia. More than 2,000 people have died in months ... more »

“How the Brutalized Become Brutal”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“How the Brutalized Become Brutal”* by Chris Hedges “The horrific pictures of the beheading of American reporter James Foley, the images of executions of alleged collaborators in Gaza and the bullet-ridden bodies left behind in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are the end of a story, not the beginning. They are the result of years, at times decades, of the random violence, brutal repression and collective humiliation the United States has inflicted on others. Our terror is delivered to the wretched of the earth with industrial weapons. It is, to us, invisible. We d... more »

Ferguson Updates ( August 25 , 2014 ) -- NATIONAL GUARD REMAINS IN FERGUSON DAYS AFTER WITHDRAWAL ANNOUNCEMENT Residents given no timeline for troop "drawdown" ....... RETIRED COP RAY LEWIS ( Philadelphia PD ) BLAMES CORPORATE AMERICA FOR THE SITUATION IN FERGUSON ....... US mourns Ferguson teenager killed by police Thousands attend funeral of black teenager whose killing by white policeman triggered days of unrest in St.Louis suburb.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
http://www.infowars.com/national-guard-remains-in-ferguson-days-after-withdrawal-announcement/ NATIONAL GUARD REMAINS IN FERGUSON DAYS AFTER WITHDRAWAL ANNOUNCEMENTResidents given no timeline for troop "drawdown" [image: National Guard Remains in Ferguson Days After Withdrawal Announcement] *by* MIKAEL THALEN | INFOWARS.COM | AUGUST 25, 2014 [image: Share on Facebook]1[image: Tweet about this on Twitter]1[image: Share on Google+]0[image: Email this to someone][image: Print this page] ------------------------------ A promise to remove National Guard troops from Ferguson, Mo. has yet to b... more »

The Present Strategy Of The Islamic State Is To Consolidate The Regions That They Control While Waging War Against Their Neighbors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Despite the group's notoriety across the globe following its formation last year, its workings and structure has been difficult to pin down *Islamic State Uses Brutality, Threats In Effort To Entrench Without Interference -- Washington Post* James Foley beheading video a calculated effort to deter U.S. intervention in Iraq, Syria: analysts The Islamic State terrorist army’s brutality and threats against America on Aug. 19 are signs it’s focusing on entrenching its so-called Muslim caliphate — without interference. Analysts believe that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*Fracking boom leaves southwest Miss. with no vacancies for evacuees ~WWLTV *

"War On Terror" Is A Fraud - It Is Not Meant To Be Won, It Is Meant To Be Perpetual

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
*YouTube* Author and historian Webster Tarpley exposes the Orwellian lie known as the "War On Terror" before Orwell's 1984 provides a glimpse into our own age. Webster Tarpley is the author of 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Police Steal $455,000 from Medical Marijuana Patient Through Civil Asset Forfeiture

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
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More U.S. Hospitals Using Organic Produce Gardens for Recovery

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Heather Callaghan In an age where food is thought of as "filler" and of little importance in the recovery process, some hospitals are turning that idea on its head by embracing local organic food for recovery and beyond. Recently, Rodale Institute partnered up with St. Luke's University Health Network in Pennsylvania to bring the local organic farm to the hospital platter. Perhaps the term "hospital cuisine" will now take on a truer, less sarcastic meaning. Like, maybe it will be easier to "stomach" by not appearing already digested. But seriously folks... St Luke's Anderson Ca... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 4 hours ago
*The New, Shameful, Liberal High School History Curriculum* Imagine if the only thing you were taught by Advanced Placement curriculum about Thomas Jefferson, the author of the single most important document in our country’s history, was that he was a wealthy landowner. CollegeBoard, the issuer of Advanced Placement Exams has been condemned by the Republic National Committee for their newly revised Advanced Placement U.S. History exam and framework for “reflect[ing] a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation's history while omitt... more »

Media Damage Control On James Foley Video: "Experts Now Conclude Video Is Staged"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
*Red Pill Revolution* Is the Foley video becoming a more believable conspiracy theory? *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

How to Opt-Out Of "Mandatory" Vaccinations

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
*NNN* Kids CAN go to school WITHOUT vaccines. For many years, especially while many of these vaccinations were still being developed, the majority of the population relied solely on the CDC for their information about vaccines. In recent years, large groups of people have started to question the overall benefit of vaccinations. With so many people objecting to the mandatory shots, we turn to Dr Mayer Eisenstein. Visit NextNewsNetwork.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Experts: Foley Beheading Video Is Staged

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville In my recent article “NATO Using Foley and ISIS As A Pretext For Bombing Syria – Ultimate Target Is Russia,” I wrote about three aspects of the Foley beheading video which indicated that the video is not what it is being portrayed as to the American people. While beheadings are by no means unbelievable or foreign to the Syrian destabilization crisis, the alleged beheading of journalist James Foley is one that should be viewed with some amount of healthy skepticism. Indeed, there are a number of anomalies associated with this particular video that set it apart... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 25, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
White House press secretary Josh Earnest took questions about ISIS, Iraq, and Syria during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Aug. 25, 2014. *US: Military Force Not Only Tool to Confront Islamic State -- Voice of America* U.S. President Barack Obama has not yet made a decision to pursue military options in Syria against Islamic State extremists. White House spokesman Josh Earnest Monday said that while the U.S. was serious about confronting the Islamic State threat, military force was not the "only tool in the toolbox." He added that the only sustainable s... more »

Home-grown horror [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*“The Duke of Wellington famously said that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton: and if that is the case, then the advance of the Islamic State was begun in the nice, tolerant, liberal academies of Britain and other parts of western Europe.”* Mary Kenny, - 'Isis will never be defeated until Western societies stand up for their own values,' – IRISH INDEPENDENT Many folk otherwise supportive of allowing peaceful people to cross borders freely (a policy well-articulated here) argue this policy can’t survive Muslim immigration; they argue the policy is unten... more »

World News Briefs -- August 25, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Slim Chance Of Progress As Russian And Ukrainian Leaders Prepare To Meet -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Divided by mistrust and mutual recriminations, the Russian and Ukrainian leaders will hold rare talks on Tuesday that offer only a slim hope of progress towards ending five months of separatist war in Ukraine. Since Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko last met on June 6 in France, Ukraine has turned the tide of the conflict and largely encircled pro-Russian rebels holding out in two cities in the east of the former Soviet republic. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Hundreds dead as I... more »

Paul Craig Roberts: "Washington’s lies echoed by the presstitute media that serves Washington are destroying Washington’s credibility and that of the Western media among Europeans, especially Germans who understand that the threat to peace comes from across the Atlantic, not from east of the Oder River." Roman Baudzus: "...alert and intelligent Europeans have caught on to Washington’s campaign to demonize Russia. A Dutch group of professors sent an open letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin on August 12 in which the signatories officially apologized for the propaganda lies sprewed by Western media." Blogger: "I hope that alert and intellegent Americans catch on before our depraved government starts a nuclear war that will kill us all."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 6 hours ago
------------------------------ *Guest Column from Germany — America Frightens Us — by Roman Baudzus* ------------------------------ August 25, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Guest Column from Germany — America Frightens Us — by Roman Baudzus Dear Friends: I am pleased to be able to share with you this revealing article written for our website by the editor of an important website in Germany. Washington’s lies echoed by the presstitute media that serves Washington are destroying Washingt... more »

The Day Michael Hutchence Died

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
Interview with Bob Geldof November 23rd 1997 - The Day Michael Hutchence Died from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Description from original source: * "In 1997, we made a documentary on the 30th anniversary of the Georgia Straight newspaper, *"The Last Streetfighter".** This is the uncut interview we did with Bob Geldof KBE for the doc. The interview happened the day after Michael Hutchence of INXS killed himself. Bob was very gracious to continue with our plans to do the interview in his home." ** - Suspected British Intelligence Front - See Below:* Bob Geldof's Early History with ... more »

SAS And US Special Forces Are Teaming Up To Form A New Unit To Be Called 'Task Force Black' That Will Target The Leadership Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* The Islamic State cabinet and the men who will be targeted by U.K./U.S. Special forces *SAS And US Special Forces Forming Hunter Killer Unit To 'Smash Islamic State' -- Mirror* Task Force Black will aim to “cut the head off the snake” by hitting the command structure of the Islamist terror group responsible for a trail of destruction Elite British and US special forces troops are forming a hunter killer unit called Task Force Black – its orders: “Smash the Islamic State.” The undercover warriors will aim to “cut the head off the snake” by hitting the... more »

Stopping Militarization Of Local Police Departments

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Below is a copy of the letter Blue America sent out to all members letter last night. We were eager to make sure everyone was aware that most Democrats joined the Republicans in voting against the amendment Grayson offered to just the brakes on excessive militarization of local police departments but that congressmembers who Blue America has helped get elected-- from Grayson himself, right up through last year's two big success stories, Matt Cartwright and Beto O'Rourke-- defied the leadership and voted *for* the amendment. Our candidates this year are cut from the same stock. She... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
We all need a good laugh from time to time, what with the state of the world being as it is at the moment, and what could be funnier than a post about Islamic State? Well, the Twitter hashtag #AskIslamicState has been trending in spectacular fashion since Saturday. Here's a flavour of what people have been asking them: RT @Ozvaldinho: #Askislamicstate What do you think about Scottish Independence? 1) yes 2) no 3) kill them all (it's 3 isn't it?) — Chris Owen (@Ozvaldinho) August 25, 2014 When are Sunni and Shia going to re-release "I got you babe". #AskIslamicState — Steve Hayle... more »

US Special Ops: ISIS An 'Incredible' Fighting Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
PHOTO: Islamic State Flag at Mosul Dam *ISIS An 'Incredible' Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say -- ABC News* With the Obama White House left reeling from the "savage" slaughter of an American journalist held hostage by ISIS terrorists, military options are being considered against an adversary who officials say is growing in strength and is much more capable than the one faced when the group was called "al Qaeda-Iraq" during the U.S. war from 2003-2011. ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has been making a "tactical withdrawal" in recent days in the face of witherin... more »

"Hpw It Really Is"

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

H.L. Mencken, "Liberty and Democracy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Liberty and Democracy"* by H.L. Mencken “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” - “A Little Book in C Major “, (1916) “Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. A democratic state may profess to venerate the name, and even pass laws making it officially sacred, but it simply cannot tolerate the thing. In order to keep any coherence in the governmental process, to prevent the wildest anarchy in thought and act, the government must put li... more »

“A Call For Peaceful, Revolutionary Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“A Call For Peaceful, Revolutionary Change”* by William Wallace, modern version “Income inequality on a massive scale is well discussed on this site regularily. Taxes and regulations have increased diabolically during this "recovery" making it almost impossible to independently create wealth through your own hard work and enterprise. Incomes are stagnant and declining, industry is lost to Asia, debt has accumulated at every level to try to keep things going, and companies with access to cheap fed funny money are gobbling up competition causing rationalization and further concentra... more »

Why Feinberg's Kids Will Never Go to KIPP

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Corporate cult leaders, Mike Feinberg and David Levin, are their own biggest fans, and to prove it, they gave themselves 80 minutes onstage at the recent million dollar summit in Houston to answer some puffball questions for the KIPPnotized KIPPsters in the auditorium. Oops, someone got this embarrassing question through: *Will you send your own kids to KIPP?* At about 54:00 on the video, Levin begins to scramble with how to answer. He passes the baton to Feinberg, who delivers this priceless one and a half choice minutes of fabrications and dissembling: *Feinberg*: Gus and A... more »

Supplemental: Three stages of human evolution!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014* *Also, all this week, new voices in the press:* In this morning’s New York Times, Kramer and Higgins present a portrait of ourselves at a slightly different time, in a slightly different culture. Their profile comes from Russkie-loving eastern Ukraine. Yesterday, locals staged a little parade with captured Ukrainian scum. In eastern Ukraine, it's just like cable. An attractive blonde woman shall lead them! KRAMER AND HIGGINS (8/25/14): Leading the procession was an attractive young blond woman carrying an assault rifle, *followed by several dozen capture... more »

America's Top General: The U.S. Will Act If ISIS Threatens America Or Europe (But Iraq And Syria Will Have To Defeat Them On The Ground)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *America's Top General: We Will Act If ISIS Threatens America or Europe - But Syria's And Iraq's Neighbours Will Have To Quash Fanatics Themselves -- Daily Mail* * General Martin Dempsey said he still believes insurgent group is more of a regional threat and is not planning attacks against U.S. or Europe * The Joint Chiefs of Staff said he believes allies in region will join battle against militants * He said he will recommend military action if group threatens U.S. homeland America's top general has said he will only recommend military a... more »

Supplemental: The stories we need and the facts we create!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014Same story told two different ways:* Before the week is done, we’re going to talk about metaphor. Joe Klein used the term last week. Live and direct from Nerdland, the professor shot him down! For transcript and tape, click here. Whatever! In this morning’s post, did you notice the way our own “progressive” tribe keeps creating the story we need? Did you notice the way we invent the facts we need to create the needed story? Remember when we hated the Sanford police? We made up the claim that they didn’t tell the Martins that their son had been killed for th... more »

The Economy: "The Fatal Flaw That Will Bankrupt Our Democracy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Fatal Flaw That Will Bankrupt Our Democracy" * by Bill Bonner "We’re still in the lazy days of August, with little going on in the stock market. So let’s use this time to look at deeper trends. We left off last week with discouraging words. We noted that, according to Washington’s own budget people, Social Security is going broke 20 years sooner than forecast. It’s already $15 trillion in the hole, with a deficit that’s up 300% (mistakenly reported as 400%) in the last five years. It must be difficult coming into a conversation that has been going on for so long. Especially w... more »

“A Point To Consider”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“A Point To Consider”* by Karl Denninger “Consider this rather-broad topic: How close to perfect does your life have to be for you to be happy? It sounds like a rather odd question, but it isn't. Think of your daily life and how many decisions in this general vein you take. How close to perfectly-manicured does your lawn have to be? There is an enormous difference in personal cost, whether you spend the time or you spend money, between a "perfect" (or nearly-so) lawn and one that is a couple of inches too long and somewhat ragged for three or four days out of every couple of wee... more »

Want to know what's wrong with the black community?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*here's three "men" to sum it up for you.* It seems they're tired of "being looked at another species." How about not acting like another species? The money quote (I translated into English for you): "If they don't come and restore these neighborhoods for these people when you got to travel miles to go to WalMart and to get gas and stuff like that when we should be right here...unintelligible...there's going to be hell to pay." Exactly who is "they" in this case? How about you get off *your* lazy black ass and restore the neighborhood your friends, or at least "friends" of your... more »

Are Iranian Military Forces Fighting In Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Roadside bombs planted by the Islamic State group are making it difficult for Kurdish forces to advance [Reuters] *Iran 'Sent Soldiers To Fight In Iraq' -- Al Jazeera* Hundreds of Iranian troops crossed border to join battle against Islamic State group, sources tell Al Jazeera. Hundreds of Iranian soldiers have taken part in a joint operation inside Iraq with Kurdish forces to retake a town held by the Islamic State group, security sources have told Al Jazeera. It is believed to be the first time that Iranian troops have been directly involved in the fighting against the Sunni reb... more »

Michael Brown's Memorial Service

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Friends, family and a host of celebrities gather in St. Louis at *Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church* to remember *Michael Brown*, the unarmed teen who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. Watch a live stream of the funeral below (*now a full length recording*). *You can also watch a highlighted recording below.* *Memorial Service Highlights (featuring Al Sharpton, TD Jakes and Jamal Bryant):* There is a brief glitch in the video from about 25:35 to 31:36*.* Hundreds of mourners gathered at a St. Louis chur... more »

On The Front Lines In Iraq's War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Iraq: On The Frontline With The Shia Fighters Taking The War To Isis -- The Guardian* *Special report In the first of a two-part series on the forces ranged against Isis in Iraq, meet the controversial Shia militia keeping the Islamists from moving on Baghdad* The new Iraqi "border" is marked by a two-metre-high wall of earth. The berm, as it is known, cuts through farmland and orchards, separating the shrinking lands of the Iraqi state as it has existed for 95 years from the expanding territory of the new Islamic caliphate. On the northern side, the black flags of Islamic State... more »

Iraq Calls For An International War Against Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Iraq Calls For International War Against Islamic State; Iran Vows Solidarity -- Newsweek/Reuters* BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday during talks with Iran's foreign minister that international efforts would be necessary to destroy Islamic State Sunni militants who have seized swathes of his country and of Syria. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, a Shi'ite Muslim regional power likely to wield influence over the formation of Abadi's new cabinet, reaffirmed Tehran's support for Iraq's territorial unity and its fight aga... more »

Mapping The Conflict In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * *WNU Editor*: The link to the above info-graph can be* found here*.

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC* *Ukraine Says Russian Convoy Has Entered Southeast -- Voice of America* A top Ukrainian official said Monday Russian tanks and armored vehicles have crossed into southeastern Ukraine. A spokesman for Ukraine's National Security Council, Andriy Lysenko, said the column of 10 tanks, two armored vehicles and two trucks crossed the border near Shcherbak. He said the Russian military vehicles were bearing flags of separatist Donetsk rebels. Lysenko said the convoy could be trying to open a front to the south of areas where most fighting has occurred. He said the convoy could be h... more »

Michael Brown's racist funeral is being live streamed?? Are you kidding me?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*dear Lord in heaven - this is nuts.* Al Sharpton is introducing the dignitaries who represent Obama and all the other "important" people and the crowd is stomping and cheering. No link on purpose. A bunch of racist black people yowling. I must turn this off. Expect more riots in Ferguson tonight.

A convicted accused cannot sue a former lawyer to show a wrongful conviction

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
Harris v. Levine, 2014 ONCA 608: [10] Where there has been a finding of guilt that has been undisturbed on appeal, allegations of ineffective representation generally should be made by way of a direct attack in the context of the criminal proceeding, (*Folland v. Reardon* (2005) 74 O.R. (3d) 688 (C.A.) at para.100) and not by way of a separate civil proceeding. The abuse of process in particularly pronounced in the present case where the conviction has not been overturned and Mr. Harris raised but did not pursue the issue of competence of counsel on appeal.

Is Hillary Really A War Hawk? Is Rand Paul An Isolationist? And What's Tony Blair?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Tony Blair, Hilary Clinton, Steny Hoyer, Steve Israel-- most elderly "left" of center politicians come from a period when it was requisite to prove your manhood-- and whatever Hillary is trying to prove-- by being "tough" on… Communists, anti-colonialists, Muslims or whomever was playing the role of Eurasia or Eastasia that year. It's fascinating to read Rick Perlstein's account of the Ronald Reagan transition from superficially liberal Democrat to right-wing corporate shill in his new book, The Invisible Bridge. Tony Blair's transition is just plain ugly. Tony Blair gave Kazakh... more »

Disturbing Trend: Jihadists' Children Mimic Beheadings on Social Media

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
' "Teach your children to cut necks, tomorrow there will be a lot of rotten heads."' This will not end well, Drummer Lee Rigby was not a one-off, but the first of many kufr to be beheaded by Islamists. It's a war... http://www.jspacenews.com/disturbing-trend-jihadists-children-mimic-beheadings-social-media/?utm_content=buffer2e0e3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Why The Earthquake Near San Francisco Is Just The Start Of The Shaking In California

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Michael Snyder If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead. As you will read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is dramatically increasing. This is especially true of the "Ring of Fire" which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 81 percent of all big earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and the entire west coast of the United States falls within the danger zone. Over the past few years, we have seen huge earthquak... more »

Robots Receive Internet Brain For Machine Learning

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
*A new system called Robo Brain is being funded by the usual suspects in the military-industrial-surveillance complex. *Nicholas West The initiative to merge robotics with artificial intelligence continues to expand its vision. I recently wrote about an internal cloud network program which enables robots to do their own research, communicate with one another, and collectively increase their intelligence in a full simulation of human interaction. It has been dubbed "Wikipedia for Robots." A parallel project in Germany went further by seeking to translate the *open *Internet into a ... more »

New York Times: Egypt And United Arab Emirates Have Secretly Carried Out Libya Airstrikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Egypt And United Arab Emirates Said To Have Secretly Carried Out Libya Airstrikes -- New York Times* CAIRO — Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly teamed up to launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation between the supporters and opponents of political Islam. The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington or seeking its... more »

CDC whistleblower, watch out; here come the mothers

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Jon Rappoport I have it on good authority that over 200 mothers of autistic children are readying a class-action suit. They already have an attorney. They will sue, at the very least, the authors of the 2004 DeStefano study that claimed there was no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. CDC whistleblower William Thompson, who was one of the authors of that study—and then exposed it as a fraud—should take notice. He can become a witness for these mothers, or if he goes into seclusion and refuses to make a clear, complete, and definitive public statement, he could wind up bei... more »

Lockdown Lifted At Fort Lee After U.S. Soldier Shoots Herself

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Photo:* Army Recruiting via Flickr *Female Soldier Shoots Self, Sparks Lockdown At Fort Lee, Virginia -- Chicago Tribune* A female soldier shot and wounded herself at Fort Lee, Virginia, on Monday, sparking a lockdown of the Army installation, the base said on its Facebook page. The soldier turned the weapon on herself inside the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters and fired one shot, the statement said. Her condition was unknown. The base, about 100 miles south of Washington, was locked down at about 9 a.m. EDT after a report of a shooter, the base said. An all clear was... more »

World News Briefs -- August 25, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Outgoing U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay talks during an interview to Reuters in her office in Geneva August 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Ruben Sprich *U.N. Accuses Islamic State Of Mass Killings -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes. U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned "grave, horrific human rights violations" being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized large areas of Iraq and ... more »

MODERN SOUNDS IN JOURNALISM: Once again, the Times tries to report!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014* *Part 1—Producing the same old crap:* In our view, Van Jones has been terrific on CNN’s new version of Crossfire. Jones is very smart—and he’s also comfortable being fair. He knows how to state his own view while letting others state theirs. (Ironically, the new Crossfire features unusually long sound-bites, along with deliberate attempts to find the points on which the warring parties agree. For that reason, the program has produced zero buzz.) Van Jones is very smart. For that reason, the fact that he made an apparent mistake seems especially noteworthy ... more »

What sort of Doctor Who fan are you?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
http://bluffers.com/quiz-corner/sort-doctor-fan/ Me 6 x b and 4 x a. You?

Harper's Rangers

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 12 hours ago
Not sure what this says or its accuracy... Via @DesConrad:

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 25, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
REUTERS/Yuri Gripas *America's Top Military Officer Explained The Big ISIS Problem In One Sentence -- Business Insider* *“This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated.” -General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff * Gen. Martin Dempsey, America's top military officer, told a press briefing this week that the mere existence of ISIS is clearly a problem that had to be addressed. The question now is how. *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 25, 2014* Demp... more »

Is Big Brother spying on your computer – with your own cell phone?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Graywolf As you know if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, I’ve written several articles on OPSEC. This one hits a lot closer to home. In order to live in a technological society, you have to give up certain expectation of privacy from those who have the technology to tap into certain systems. If you email someone, you have to expect that someone could read those emails. If you talk on your cell phone, you have to expect that someone could overhear your conversation if they had the tech and chose to use it. I’m not saying that you should stop using tech, because tech is ver... more »

Ukraine to Ferguson: America Reaping What it Sows

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
*August 25, 2014 *(NEO Journal) - What is happening now in Ferguson was inevitable. You cannot allow the killing of civilians across the globe by those you've elected and then go home and watch TV. If such barbaric acts are allowed somewhere else, they will be allowed everywhere. People are saying: "how could this have happened, is it even real?" Surely certain German citizens were feeling the same when Hitler turned out to be a monster. It was coming, everybody knew that, but nobody cared enough to actually do something about it. You can't leave politics alone, since it has no in... more »

Nazis Splitting With Kiev Regime?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
*August 25, 2014 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - After months of denying the new regime in Kiev installed in the wake of the so-called "Euromaidan" had any significant ties to Nazism and regiments of Neo-Nazi militants found fighting in eastern Ukraine, the BBC in an article titled, "Ukraine crisis: Russian aid convoy arrives at border," reported that: *...the leader of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector threatened to withdraw volunteers fighting on the government side. * * Dmytro Yarosh said Right Sector would launch a "campaign in Kiev" if its demands, including the release of detaine... more »

New Social Media Surveillance Program Violates Privacy to Keep You Safe

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Joe Wright The latest press release from Virginia Tech University, posted in full below, uses a familiar sales pitch which asserts that the only way to keep the public safe is through pervasive surveillance. Even amid the public outrage and pushback in the wake of the Snowden revelations, the establishment continues to push forward with justifications about why it is in our best interest to be under their constant watch. Now, as Ebola has taken center stage as the latest threat to humanity, "ChatterGrabber" is being rolled out - a "machine-learning algorithm" that will theoret... more »

A curious traffic accident

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Sunday, a day of playing e.g. with my 5-year-old nephew and niece, was probably more likely a day than Monday for such an injury. But I classified an event in which I was injured an hour ago to be a traffic accident. A curious one, indeed. Some people who drive cars or bikes hit other cars. In 1999, a friend of mine from Prague and Rutgers, mathematician Petr Čížek, was killed by a truck that they had crashed into while his lively Russian female friend was driving on a seemingly empty road in Minnesota (I didn't go to that expedition, mostly due to the qualifying exams). *The und... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Rob Ryan: A New Orleans cult hero ~Garland Gillen, WVUE* *NFL pulls plug on Slap Ya Mama ads appearing to be on field in Saints games ~WWLTV* *Voodoo Is Rebounding in New Orleans After Federal Flood and Hurricane Katrina ~Stacey Anderson, Newsweek *

Italy to arm Iraqis with previously seized weapons- Gladio Flashback

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
This recent news story is a ‘blast from the past’ fast forwarded to the future. Past or present, where shall we begin? *For today, let’s read the present day news- “Italy to arm Iraqis with weapons seized during Yugoslavia’s break up”** This story certainly rang a bell!* *Italy intends to use a stockpile of weapons it seized during the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia two decades ago to help supply Iraq with machine guns and tank-destroying rockets to combat Islamic State militants.* The Italian government was granted broad authority over the use of the confiscated weapons under a 2009... more »

The Islamic State Is Now Using Drones To Plan Battlefield Tactics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*New Video Shows ISIS Using Drones to Plan Battles -- Vocativ* Latest footage surfaces in ISIS forum The beheading video that ISIS released last week was a vivid illustration of not only the group’s ruthlessness but also its growing media sophistication. The video, with its slick production values, spread rapidly on Twitter and YouTube. ISIS, which now controls large stretches of Syria and Iraq, uses an elaborate web of social media accounts to recruit new members, mock the West in unusual ways and showcase its military and tech know-how. In the latest example of this, a new vide... more »

We Have WON This Battle Against The Criminal "Elite": Liars In Our "Media" Finally Admit Foley "Beheading" Was A HOAX!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
The Foley "beheading" was a sham, and those with true critical thinking skills saw through the facade from the very beginning.... We knew that we had an uphill battle against the LIARS in our own government and especially the LIARS in the Jew spew Media. We did stick to our guns and we continued to show how the "video" was a complete fraud and a laughable ridiculous hoax. FINALLY we can all take solace in knowing that we have won at least one major battle against these psychopaths that were wanting to use this BS "Foley Beheading" as a means of again falsely vilifying Muslims in... more »

Moderate Syrian Rebels Are Not Impressed With U.S. Talk On Launching Airstrikes Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Syrian Rebels to Obama: Airstrikes Will Never Stop ISIS -- Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* The Free Syrian Army is not impressed with President Obama’s new threat to attack ISIS inside Syria. That’s like ‘tickling’ the terror group, the FSA says—and is too little, too late. U.S. airstrikes against ISIS, even if they extend into Syria as several Obama administration officials are signaling, don’t have a chance of destroying the terror group, moderate political and rebel leaders inside the country are cautioning. They have told The Daily Beast that air strikes will only make things worse... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
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Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

The Magic of the Multiplier

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
The multiplier is a macro-economic concept that states that a government tax cut, or government stimulus spending might boost the economy by much more that the lost tax revenue or the initial government expenditure. It is possible to calculate the multiplier knowing prevailing economic conditions. But since its discovery, right-wing economists (perhaps even those at the link, which is the right-wing "Economist" after all) have been doing their best to minimize the theoretical potential of the multiplier. It would be inconvenient if everyone agreed that all a government would have t... more »

Northerntruthseeker/Whitewraithe Turbulent Times Show Is Finally On The Air!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
Whitewraithe and I have long been working on our own project and our own show, called "Turbulent Times". We FINALLY after months of delays and troubles, have the first show up and running... For those who want to listen to our premiere show, here is the audio link: http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/e0apihjlfr/Turbulent_Times_Radio_Show_Ep_1_August_24_2014.mp3 NTS Notes: Yes, our first show was a little bit "rough around the edges" (I thought I sounded a bit terrible, honestly..But I can be my worst critic.) and we will work at making improvements as time goes on.... We hope to h... more »

Syria Would Welcome U.S. Military Strikes Against ISIS On Their Territory (With Conditions)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Muallem said Syria must be involved in co-ordinating any air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria [Reuters] *Syria Welcomes U.S. Strikes Against ISIS There, With Conditions -- CBS* Syria's foreign minister said on Monday his country welcomed any potential military strikes by by the U.S. in Syria targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's terrorist bases, but warned that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad should be warned first. The Assad regime is mired in a three-year-old civil war, and has been losing ground to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) milita... more »

Will Scottish Independence Mean The End Of Britain's Nuclear Deterrent?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard arrives back at the naval base in Faslane, Scotland following a patrol. (Courtesy of Ministry of Defense) *Britain’s Trident Nuclear Program At Stake In Scottish Independence Vote -- Washington Post* HELENSBURGH, Scotland — For decades, Britain’s contribution to the threat of global Armageddon has found a home on the tranquil shores of Gare Loch, where soaring green mountains plunge into murky gray waters plied by sporty kayakers, weekend yachtsmen — and nuclear-armed submarines. The subs slip past this garrison town as quietly as sea monsters. Their ... more »

Corntamination — Edible GMO Hepatitis B Vaccines Coming Soon!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*Truthstream Media* and *Nutritional Anarchy* *Special Report* "Just one mistake by a biotech company, we’ll be eating other people’s prescription drugs in our cornflakes."* — Larry Bohlen, Health and Environment Programs Director at Friends of the Earth* Do you remember the biotech firm Prodigene? In a special investigative report, we followed the trail of biopharming, where science is using genetically engineered crops to grow pharmaceutical and vaccine components. Some of these treatments are developed to be eaten directly as food. One firm, Prodigene, was caught in a major sc... more »

Cop Hits Man in the Head 20 Times as Onlookers Plead 'Don't Punch Him No More'

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*by Robby Soave* Shay Kilgore / Facebook Once the cops have pinned a non-violent suspect to the ground, how many times are they allowed to punch him in the head? Is it fewer than 20? I would say so, but I'm not a Greenville County, South Carolina, deputy. Greenville officers approached a man at a Walmart parking lot on Saturday. The man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and didn't respond to police questions or instructions. Eventually, the officers followed the man inside the store, where they attempted to detain him. The deputies claim the man resisted, ... more »

‘Islamic State’ head-choppers: Best enemy money can buy

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
[image: A frame grab of a graphic video showing American freelance journalist James Foley (seen on the left) being decapitated by a terrorist.] "The video purporting to show the decapitation of James Foley is a classic example of neocon hate propaganda. It is the sort of 'Two Minutes Hate' event satirized in George Orwell's book 1984, in which citizens are whipped into such a frenzy of loathing by enemy images that they sometimes physically assault their telescreen." Full story: http://presstv.com/detail/2014/08/21/376059/isil-headchoppers-serving-zionists/

Palm Beach School Board Member: "Sometimes It Takes An Act of Civil Disobedience to Move Forward--We Cannot Allow Fear to Hold Us Back"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Edited by Dr. Rich Swier, from Palm Beach School Board Meeting August 20, 2014:


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
X22Report Portugal is now showing all the signs of a bank confiscation. FED is pushing the idea that the economy is very close to recovery, and are targeting October to end the stimulus package. Obamacare has made firms raise premiums, deductibles and they have seen employment decrease. Police lobbies are putting pressure to keep the Pentagon 1033 program to get military assets. Ukraine, Nato and US are using propaganda that Russia invaded Ukraine. Most of the government officials are using fear mongering tactics to convince the US people that ISIS is ready to attack. They are ... more »

Hamas Leader Calls On Obama To Stop 'Holocaust' In Gaza

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*In Personal Plea, Top Hamas Leader Calls On Obama To Stop 'Holocaust' In Gaza -- Michael Isikoff, Yahoo News* *Meshaal compares Israeli prime minister to Hitler, criticizes Hillary Clinton in Yahoo News exclusive* The political chief of Hamas has called on President Barack Obama to intervene with the Israeli government to "lift the siege" of Gaza and push for a cease-fire in the conflict to stop a "holocaust" against the Palestinians. "You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call [on] Israel to stop its aggression on Gaza — and to lift the siege a... more »

Russell Brand on Ferguson Unrest: There’ll Be a Lot More of This as Society Becomes More Unequal

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
The way comedian Russell Brand sees it, the two options the society is facing, not just in Ferguson but globally, are: “Shall we have a more equal society or shall we fortify and bolster our means for oppressing people?” To Brand, the current “disturbances” in the Missouri town are an “inevitable” result of the years of racism and poverty that make up American history, despite certain right-wing pundits’ attempts to de-contextualize the conflict and “apply” compassion selectively to the police force and not the African-American community. Watch as Brand continues his wa... more »

Our Essential Illness

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://beachsideblues.com/ Murray Dobbins' analysis is never superficial. He looks for root causes. In his latest column, he notes that two television shows --* House of Cards* and *Breaking Bad* -- were tremendously popular. He suspects that, just as science fiction movies of the 1950's were about Cold War paranoia, these two shows were really about the psychopathy of 21st century capitalism. He quotes Canadian author Patricia Pearson: The celebration of remorselessness is everywhere. Friends on Facebook have lately b... more »

Kathy Hochul-- Unmasked

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
As you probably know, Blue America endorsed Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu for Governor and Lt. Governor of New York. They are both extraordinary candidates, not politicians per se, but values-driven leaders. When we decided to back them, it wasn't only because of how amazing-- even, dare I say, transformative-- a Teachout/Wu administration would be. I've been growing increasingly concerned about Cuomo's tendency towards corruption, his increasingly conservative posture on every important issue and on his lack of judgment. One instance of his lack of judgment was his selection of rea... more »

Germany Has Been Spying On Turkey For Almost 38 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addressing the media after talks in Berlin February 4, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz *Germany Has Spied On Turkey Since 1976: Focus Magazine -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey for nearly four decades, Focus magazine said on Saturday in a report which could raise tensions further between the NATO allies. The details about the duration of possible surveillance and on the decision-making surrounding it go further than first reports earlie... more »

Every Government Can Now Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around The Globe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Dado Ruvic, Reuters *For Sale: Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around The Globe -- Washington Post* Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent. The technology works by exploiting an essential fact of all cellular networks: They must keep detailed, up-to-the-minute records on the locations of their customers to deliver calls and other services to them. Surveillance systems are secretly collecting th... more »

Trust Yourself....by Saker Saloum

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
Source: *https://plus.google.com/+SakerSaloum1973/posts?cfem=1&hl=sv*

Sunday Times issue...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
According to the Sunday Times, 'Britain's Tom Daley took the silver medal in the 100m platform final at the European Aquatic Championship in Berlin.' 100m platform final? That sounds a little high to dive from...

Smartphones hampering kids' human emotion reading skills

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
First, no less an important story then the ongoing situation in the ME. I often say humanity is in dire straights Though there are a large number of us- we are an endangered species. And many willingly participate in the destruction of our humanity as we are increasingly corralled. Does destroying the ability of children, future generations, to develop emotional reading skills benefit the human family? Or the powers that shouldn't be? Clearly the answer is this hampering of human development emotional and otherwise benefits the elite classes of tyrannical assess. So, you can keep mo... more »

Enjoy Our Water Rich Earth

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago

Philippine Construction Boom

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 16 hours ago
I shared this story from Quartz (posted August 21, 2014) in my facebook wall a few days ago with a note, *"Magagalit ang mga anti-government groups dito. They will not believe this news."* Today it has 23 shares, wow. This means that many people like to hear positive news too, not just the negatives. The article showed these 3 charts. And one more chart. SM North Edsa in Quezon City is the 3rd biggest mall in the world I think. This SM Seaside Mall in Cebu will be the 4th largest, to be opened next year. A friend who saw it says it is "massive". From the other photos I saw, th... more »

No Ice Bucket Challenge For 'U.S. Diplomats, Military, House Members'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Diplomats, Military, House Members Are Barred From #IceBucketChallenge -- Washington Post* The State Department, the Pentagon and the U.S. House informed their diplomats, soldiers and lawmakers respectively this week that they may not participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research. The Associated Press obtained a cable sent to embassies around the world alerting them that accepting the challenge was against ethics rules, which do not allow government officials to use their taxpayer-funded office for private gain “no matter how worthy a cause.” The AP tweeted a copy of ... more »

Cross-Border Firing Is Intensifying Between India And Pakistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*India, Pakistan Intensify Cross-Border Firing As Ties Sour -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Indian and Pakistani troops intensified firing across the border over the weekend killing at least four, an Indian official said on Sunday, straining ties between the arch rivals who recently called off top-level diplomatic talks. Last week India said its foreign secretary would not meet with her Pakistani counterpart as scheduled on Monday because of plans by Pakistan to consult separatists from the border state of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the meeting. The cancellation dashed any hopes of near-... more »

Happy Monday

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago

Lazy Susan Homework Station

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV School is back in session this week and with it comes the mess of projects, homework and markers and scissors everywhere. When I was in school, I was always good about keeping track of my new school supplies for the first couple of weeks and then that went out the window and I was always scrambling for supplies when I had a project. In order to prevent the chaos from descending on us a co... more »

Iraq / Syria War ( August 25 , 2015 ) -- Should one just call the War Theatre SYRAQ ? US broadens Iraq War ambitions as now Syria welcomes overt US cooperation with Syrian Government forces against ISIS ..... Shi'a vs Sunni / Peshmerga vs Arab divisions becoming as visible and common as the fight against ISIS ......Syria shaken by loss of Tabqa Airbase to ISIS - but still demands coordination for any attacks against ISIS ( whether at Raqqa Province or anywhere else in Syria ) .......... Turkey blasted by Syria as facilitating the rise of ISIS .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
War Theatre...... [image: syria iraq isis] Mike Nudelman/Business Insider Anti War........ America’s War in Iraq: Broad Ambitions, Few DetailsOfficials Haven't Even Settled on a Public Name for War by Jason Ditz, August 24, 2014 Print This | Share This The Obama Administration’s newest war on Iraq has been going for only a portion of the current month, but has already been expanded repeatedly and dramatically in scope, initially presented to the public as a “humanitarian intervention” and since becoming a full-scale air war, with ground troops seemingly only a matter of time.... more »

Ebola Updates ( August 20 , 2014 ) - As Ebola plague villages pop up , as countries close borders - how is the UN Food Programme possibly going to feed a million on more Ebola victims in so called plague villages ( with two heilcopters ? )

Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-21/isolation-procedures-put-place-after-ebola-suspect-dies-ireland-ebola-disease-claims "Isolation Procedures Put In Place" After Ebola Suspect Dies In Ireland; Ebola-Like Disease Claims 70 In Congo [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/21/2014 15:03 -0400 - Google - Ireland - Reuters inShare Last week Ireland rushed to deny that a man with Ebola-like symptoms who was being tested in Dublin, did not have the disease. It may find such a refutation more difficult this time after Irish Times reported that ... more »

Cop Kills Wyoming Police Department's Own Dog

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
Chalk up yet another dead dog onto the scoreboard of animals killed by police in this sick new era of search and destroy law enforcement. Usually the furry, four-legged victims are shot and killed execution style, often in front of the owners in overly aggressive raids. Some times at the wrong address and others during trespassing as in a recent incident in Chicago. This time however, it was just plain stupidity as a police officer from a hick Wyoming town called Mills left the department's own K9 animal locked in a police vehicle to suffocate on a summer day. Details are provided... more »

Human trafficking, persecuted Baha'is, Ferguson riots, Mormons, Methodism, Oscar Romero and John Sentamu's prayer vigil

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
So here's what happened on this week's edition of *Sunday* and my reactions to it: *Human trafficking* It began with the issue of human trafficking, and the question: "Should businesses be legislated to ensure they take more of an active role in stopping human trafficking?" The Rev Steve Chalke [*Sunday*'s Christian evangelical of choice] said "yes," that companies *should* be made more accountable for their involvement in the trade. He felt the government wasn't living up to its own pledges to tackle the issue firmly enough by failing to enshrine in law that companies will be he... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
We went blackberry picking yesterday morning. We go to the same place every year - a headland near the village of Silverdale called Jack Scout which not only offers a huge expanse of brambles but also provides panoramic views over the world's most beautiful bay, Morecambe Bay (as they say in the brochures), with Morecambe and Heysham to our left, the Furness peninsula to our right, and the Lakeland Hills beyond (plus spectacular views of our local nuclear power station.) We watched a couple of oil rigs moving apart on the horizon, before drawing the fairly obvious conclusion (after... more »

Business 360 18: Innovation, Inequality and Inclusive Growth

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
* This is my article for August 2014 in a business paper in Kathmandu, Nepal. -------- Social and economic inequality is a political and emotional issue that continues to chase mankind from its most primitive state to its current modern and information-driven lifestyle. Inequality has been seen to be undesirable, and thousands, if not millions, of different policy measures have been tried by various local, national and international or multilateral government bodies to solve or bridge inequality. And many if not all of them have been failures. What creates inequality? Or better yet... more »

Scotland ‘should not take on UK debt’ unless it can keep the pound

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
Sir James said Scotland could continue to use the pound as legal tender inside the country if necessary, whatever London decides Photo: PA http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11054359/Scotland-should-not-take-on-UK-debt-unless-it-can-keep-the-pound.html *Scotland ‘should not take on UK debt’ unless it can keep the pound* *Yes campaign’s economist plots way ahead if Westminster refuses to share sterling* By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 9:24PM BST 24 Aug 2014 An independent Scotland should walk away from its share of the UK’s national debt if Westminster continues to refuse a sterl... more »

Russian Troops Hit Targets With Precision Missiles During Peace Mission-2014 in China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Peace Mission-2014]Artillery units from Russia’s Eastern Military District have held their first live-fire training drills with the use of Krasnopol laser-guided projectiles during the Peace Mission 2014 exercise in China, a Russian military spokesman told RIA Novosti on Monday. The main stage of the Peace Mission joint anti-terrorist exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) armed forces is held August 24-29 in China. Troops from Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are participating in the exercise. Read more


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 19 hours ago
*The Wunsch/Lloyd controversy and the ocean deeps* *A month ago, "The Australian" published a summary by Graham Lloyd of a forthcoming paper by Carl Wunsch which found cooling, not the warming predicted by Warmists, in the ocean deeps. This embarrassed Wunsch, who wrote a "corrective" letter which was published in "The Australian" shortly thereafter. A warmist blog then piled onto the action in an attempt to rubbish the Lloyd article but added little to what Wunsch had said. I have now had time to read all three documents and can see nothing wrong with the Lloyd article. I... more »

Top 100 Dance Songs of the 70s

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
The 1970s. A time of social dislocation, strife, dodgy fashions, and brilliant music. As it is August bank holiday, for your consideration here is the greatest *dance* songs of the 1970s. So you rock dinosaurs out there that means no Bowie, Sweet, Eagles or Bay City Rollers. In is soul, disco, and electronica. And perhaps the odd bit of bubblegum too. As is usually the case, there's bound to be a glaring oversight on my part somewhere. If there is, do let me know. If you want more (of course you will), here are my top 100 dance tunes of the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 00s. Play them ... more »

The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s ADIZ in the East China Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: China’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)]Reporting on China’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, which it rolled out in November 2013, has been highly (if understandably) skewed. (ADIZs are unilaterally declared areas that stretch beyond territorial airspace within which states impose reporting requirements on aircraft for purposes of national defense.) China’s ADIZ stretches into the East China Sea, beyond Japan’s designated “mid-point line,” towards the Ryukyu Islands, and covers the contested Senkaku Islands (known as the Diaoyu Islands i... more »

China's WZ-10, WZ-19 armed helicopters join in anti-terror drill

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: WZ-10 Fiery Thunderbolt]China's WZ-10 and WZ-19 armed helicopters took part in a multinational anti-terror drill in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday. The WZ-10--"the fiery thunderbolt"--is China's first generation of home grown armed helicopters for special purpose while the WZ-19--"the black whirlwind"--is an upgraded version of the WZ-9 . The two are tasked with reconnaissance and rocket barrages during "Peace Mission 2014" anti-terror drill from Sunday to next Friday. Read more

Iran Says it is Examining Alleged Israeli Drone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Natanz uranium enrichment site Hours after Iran claimed it had brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site, a senior Iranian official said on Sunday that parts of the drone remained intact. General Ramazan Sharif, a spokesman for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was quoted by The Associated Press (AP) as having told Iranian state television that officials believed the drone to be a "new generation" drone used by Israel. "Major parts of the devices of the drone are intact and have been received by our friends that can be used for further informati... more »

Navy's under-equipped warships serve little purpose

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Vikramaditya]The confidence that the Navy must gain in its own capabilities following the acquisition of three new vessels - the "induction" of the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier in June, the commissioning of the Kolkata destroyer two weeks ago, and of the Kamorta corvette last week - would be entirely justified. These are impressive vessels, each one of them. Each also represents a significant upgrade when compared to the vessel(s) it will replace or complement. The Vikramaditya, at 44,500 tonnes, is in an altogether different class from the virtually superannuated Vi... more »

Israel turning to other arms sources amid uncertainty of U.S., EU sales

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Igla-S (SA-24 Grinch)]With the recent halt of a U.S. shipment of Hellfire missiles, and Spain and Britain announcing they were reconsidering their arms sales to Israel, are Israeli weapons supplies in danger? A probe by Haaretz shows that most of Israel’s arms imports are from the United States and a few other states. In recent years, however, Israel acquired hundreds of Russian-made shoulder-fired missiles. Defense experts warn that Washington held up the Hellfire shipment in order to send a warning to Jerusalem, which depends on U.S. weapons and munitions for its militar... more »

Rudderless control could bring supersonic submarines from sci-fi to reality

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Skval torpedo]Chinese scientists are studying the applications of supercavitation to propel large bodies underwater at high speed. A team of scientists at the Harbin institute of Technology’s Complex Flow and Heat Transfer lab headed by Prof. Li Fengchen has come up with a new approach to create an ‘air bubble’ required for rapid underwater travel. “We are very excited by its potential” Prof. Fengchen said, explaining that the unique attributes of the team’s new concept is the ability to control the vessel within the air bubble, without a rudder. Lack of steering and contro... more »

Exoplanet Size Precission at One Percent

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: splash] This is really interesting. I would love to correlate this methodology into our distance measurement methods as it almost seems that this could provide a correction tool. Distace measurement has certain assumptions embedded that I am uncomfortable with to the extent that other work collapses near Earth distances in half and much more besides. Could this be used to confirm or change our distance measures for nearby stars? I have heard of no improvement on that problem to date. In the meantime, we can accurately discover planets and properly size them without l... more »

Natural Approach to Weight Loss

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: http://weightlosssupplementreviews.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/fast-weight-loss-tips-for-men.jpg] *S*ome important information here. We need to pay more attention to oxygen and our breathing to facilitate a higher metabolism. This is not obvious and it provide a biological feedback loop that increased fat load actually worsens. You simply need more oxygen. As you may be aware, I applied the Arclein diet and still do to remove a natural one third of my body weight. This obviously facilitates better oxygen efficiency as well and a superior food utilization system as well. ... more »

The Value of Nightmares

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The clear take home is that a nightmare is simply a message from your subconscious or whatever to address some aspect of your life and to take it seriously. I think that is actually true although I cannot seriously vouch for all that. The only memorable nightmare I ever had was to wake up thinking that is had to write an exam. This went on long after the need had passed. Those are obviously stress dreams. It is certainly important to at least pay attention and use them as a tool to understand any underlying problem. *Nightmares* *July 31, 2014 * *Jeremy Taylor,* *Waking Ti... more »

Citrus Growers Manufacture Huge Amounts of DMT

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: kumquats1] This is mostly a cute satire of the absurdity of our drug laws and how they are written. fortunately for citizens and lawmakers, intent weighs in and such absurdity never happens. I do suggest that we never allow a robot to manage law however. Yet it brings us back to an important concept in legal discourse and actually even science and the operation of our lives and the universe. It is that intent matters far more than most of us perceive or ever understand. I have even discovered it as part of the first movement in the creation of the universe ... more »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On ‘planning,’ and compulsion

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 21 hours ago
“What is politically defined as economic planning is the forcible superseding of other people’s plans by government officials.” -Thomas Sowell Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

School breakfasts?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
These days, everything is political. Even breakfast. "Thousands of children are getting a healthy start in the morning thanks to [National’s taxpayer-funded] programme which is growing across schools throughout the country each week," says Paula Bennett. The only evidence Paula cares about is votes. Because there is no other. "We have little information about adolescents, little information about the benefits of breakfast in well-nourished kids, and little information about how variation in the composition of breakfast figures into the mix," says David Katz, director of Yale Unive... more »

Imagining Toronto bombed like Gaza

Alison at Creekside - 23 hours ago
Click *Full Screen* to render the script visible. Via Electronic Intifada : Gazonto "In his compelling new video *Gazonto*, Canadian filmmaker John Greyson reimagines Israel’s massive bombardment of the Israeli-occupied and besieged Gaza Strip as if it were an attack on his home city Toronto. Greyson imagines specific attacks on Palestinian homes, schools, mosques, hospitals and other institutions that Israel perpetrated since 7 July as if they had occurred on real-life Toronto sites including a well-known café, CBC TV, the University of Toronto and the Scarborough Injury Rehab Cen... more »

Reactionary And Corrupt DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Opposes An Independent Scotland

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 […]


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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The Future Of Gun Control - "It's In The Internet Forever"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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Pediatricians Recommend Poisoning Newborns in the Womb

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

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