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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

26 August - Blogs I'm Following

English: National Cyber Range: Illustration
English: National Cyber Range: Illustration (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hainan Island, China - topographical map
Hainan Island, China - topographical map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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The Growing U.S. - China Submarine Rivalry

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
Photo: Via Sinodefence.com *U.S.-China Rivalry Simmers Underseas -- Wall Street Journal* Pentagon Concerned About Beijing's Expanded Submarine Forces SHANGHAI—A close midair encounter between U.S. and Chinese military planes last week reflected long-running tensions in the skies—a rivalry that is building under the waters below, as well. The Defense Department didn't explain the mission for the U.S. Navy P-8 aircraft—a plane designed to track submarines—that was intercepted by a Chinese J-11 fighter over the South China Sea to the east of China's Hainan Island on Aug. 19. U.S. off... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 25 minutes ago
Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTgHuUuDQg

U.S. And Chinese Military Officials Meet To Discuss Rules Of Behavior After Last Weeks Jet Intercept

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 32 minutes ago
A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen flying near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon about 215 km (135 miles) east of China's Hainan Island in this U.S. Department of Defense handout photo taken August 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/U.S. Navy/Handout *U.S., Chinese Officials To Meet At Pentagon After Jet Intercept -- Reuters* (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Tuesday and Wednesday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane. Last Tuesday, a Chinese ... more »

Rickie Lee Jones Helped Alan Grayson Win His Primary Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 40 minutes ago
Rickie Lee Jones has been working on her next album in New Orleans. Over the weekend she took some time off to travel to Orlando to help Alan Grayson turn out the vote for today's primary-- which he won with 75% of the vote. At a musical event in downtown Orlando, Grayson introduced her to his supporters and staff by reading the lyrics to one of his favorite songs from *The Evening of my Best Day*, her 2003 album. The song (below), "Ugly Man" questions what George W. Bush was doing to America and it was not a sentiment most artists were brave enough to express… at least not for an... more »

Northrop Grumman Unveils The XS-1 Military Space Plane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 40 minutes ago
Artist's concept of the space plane being designed by Northrop Grumman, with help from Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, for DARPA's XS-1 program.Northrop Grumman *Northrop Grumman Unveils Concept For XS-1 Military Space Plane -- FOX News/Space.com* The world is starting to get a better idea of what the U.S. military's proposed new space plane might look like. Last week, aerospace firm Northrop Grumman released artwork depicting its conception of the XS-1 space plane, which it's designing under a $3.9 million contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (... more »

"Being Human: A Personal Credo"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Being Human: A Personal Credo" by John Robbins "There is so much pain and death in our times. This is not an easy time to be a person of conscience and feeling. It can be terribly hard today to stay in touch with your deep soul. It can seem all but impossible to keep your love alive. The world has a way of blowing relentless hurricane winds at our little flickering candles of faith. This is what I have to say at this time in history. I stand here in the face of the anguish of our time, and I affirm that it is possible to see it all, to gaze fully into the abyss, and yet not becom... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Here is one of the largest objects that anyone will ever see on the sky. Each of these fuzzy blobs is a galaxy, together making up the Perseus Cluster, one of the closest clusters of galaxies. The cluster is seen through a foreground of faint stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Near the cluster center, roughly 250 million light-years away, is the cluster's dominant galaxy NGC 1275, seen above as a large galaxy on the image left. A prodigious source of x-rays and radio emission, NGC 1275 accretes matter as gas and galaxies fall into it. The Perseus Clus... more »

The Arab Gulf Alliance Is On The Verge Of Breaking Up And Threatening Some Of The World's Largest Oil Fields

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Fractures In Arab Gulf Alliance A Greater Threat To Oil Security Than Islamic State -- Andrew Critchlow, The Telegraph* *Break up of the Gulf Co-operation Council could threaten world's largest oil fields as Saudi Arabia and Qatar lock horns over alleged support for Islamists.* In 1981 six Arab monarchies, which today control about a fifth of the world’s oil supply, formed the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). As the war between Iraq and Iran intensified, the Sunni Arab sheikhdoms of the Gulf peninsula - Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar - ... more »

"Where They Went..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers

"How Could You? A Dog's Story"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"How Could You? A Dog's Story"* by Jim Willis "When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" - but then you'd relent and roll me over for a bellyrub. My housetraining took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed, listening to your confidences and secre... more »

The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
* "Getting There"* "You take a final step and, look, suddenly You're there. You've arrived At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for: This common ground Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone. What did you want to be? You'll remember soon. You feel like tinder under a burning glass, A luminous point of change. The sky is pulsing against the cracked horizon, Holding it firm till the arrival of stars In time with your heartbeats. Like wind etching rock, you've made a lasting impression On the self you were, By having come all this way through all this welter Unde... more »

Chet Raymo, "That Cottage of Darkness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"That Cottage of Darkness"* by Chet Raymo "Theresa asked those of us who count ourselves agnostic to comment on Julian Barnes' new book "Nothing To Be Frightened Of," reviewed by Garrison Keillor in the New York Times Book Review. Barnes, a professed agnostic, writes about his obsessive preoccupation with death at age sixty-two. Apparently (according to Keillor) it is a rather gloomy book, redeemed by affectionate family reminiscences. Since I have not read the book, I cannot comment on it, but I think what Theresa wants from us is testimony as to how agnostics deal with the prosp... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Grays, Thurrock, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"You Ever Wonder?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Centuries ago, sailors on long voyages used to leave a pair of pigs on every deserted island. Or they'd leave a pair of goats. Either way, on any future visit, the island would be a source of meat. These islands, they were pristine. These were home to breeds of birds with no natural predators. Breeds of birds that lived nowhere else on earth. The plants there, without enemies, they evolved without thorns or poisons. Without predators and enemies, these islands, they were paradise. The sailors, the next time they visited these islands, the only things still there would be herds of ... more »

Paulo Coelho, “What’s The Price?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“What’s The Price?”* by Paulo Coelho “Is the price of living a dream much higher than the price of living without daring to dream?” asked the disciple. The master took him to a clothes store. There, he asked him to try on a suit in exactly his size. The disciple obeyed, and was very amazed at the quality of the clothes. Then the master asked him to try on the same suit – but this time a size much bigger than his own. The disciple did as he was asked. “This one is no use. It’s too big.” “How much are these suits?” the master asked the shop attendant. “They both cost the same price.... more »

Moffat Acredits the Memes - Did Anyone Notice the Floor...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry discusses the symbol of the the mosaic pavement: *“The mosaic pavement in an old symbol of the Order. It is met with in the earliest rituals of the last century. It is classed among the ornaments of the lodge along with the indented tessel and the blazing star. Its party-colored stones of black and white have been readily and appropriately interpreted as symbols of the evil and good of human life.”* *!kcoR s'teL* *.mooR gnitiaW eht si sihT* There's also BIG overtones there, commenting on the fact that very soon, the Doctor essenti... more »

U.S. Enlisting The Help of Allies To Widen The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*U.S. Mobilizes Allies To Widen Assault On ISIS -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — The United States has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential American military action in Syria and is moving toward expanded airstrikes in northern Iraq, administration officials said on Tuesday. President Obama, the officials said, was broadening his campaign against the Sunni militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and nearing a decision to authorize airstrikes and airdrops of food and water around the northern Iraqi town of Amerli, home to members of Iraq’s Turkmen m... more »

[Videos] Unintended consequences from US foreign policy threatening Iraq turmoil + Importance of Mosul Dam for Iraq's economy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*Unintended consequences from US foreign policy threatening Iraq turmoil. Source: CCTV America. Date Published: August 26, 2014. Description:* When looking at what's happening in the current turmoil in Iraq, U.S. foreign policies play an important role.For more on this topic of unintended consequences of how they might play in the U.S.' current mission in Iraq and what we can learn from previous conflicts, here is an interview with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, the senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. *Importance of Mosul Dam for Iraq's economy. Source: CCTV Am... more »

7 Nations Have Agreed To Arm The Kurds Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*US: 7 European States To Arm Kurds In Iraq -- Voice of America* U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says seven European governments have agreed to join the United States in supplying weaponry to Kurdish forces battling Islamic State extremists in northern Iraq. A Pentagon statement Tuesday said Britain, Canada, Albania and Croatia will join Denmark, Italy and France in providing "urgently needed" arms and equipment to the Kurds. Islamic State jihadists overran large areas of northern and western Iraq in June. Earlier this month, they pushed Kurdish forces back toward their region... more »

Bob Geldof: My Children Think I'm a Tiresome Loser

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*[And so sometimes, I have them killed...]*

Justin Burglar will not do time

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
How appropriate that the misguide UTE who wandered into Justin's kitchen will not be cooking in the big house In fact he got a carte blanche for being a UTE and under the influence Which is the way everything used to be a crime was something that hurt somebody not just wandering around getting high making a sensible mistake in that state There was nothing wrong with that world making little events crimes moves us one step closer to the all seeing mind

Proof That People Are Reversing ALS, Lou Gehrig's

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Steve Shackel, diagnosed 1994 Heather Callaghan I mentioned the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a recent article highlighting the social guiding that came with all the "disease awareness" we've been involuntarily immersed in via the media in the last few weeks. ALS meaning Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” meaning in short, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Those challenged during the campaign were compelled to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads while video recording and challenging three more people to do the same, or el... more »

A Summary On Today's Talks Between Russian President Putin And Ukrainian President Poroshenko

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Vladimir Putin And Petro Poroshenko In Late Night Talks Agree On Need To End Bloodshed -- The Telegraph* Presidents of Russia and Ukraine appear divided over interpretation of negotiation outcome Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a ceasefire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meetings between Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that included a one-on-one session that stretched into the night, there was no indication of a quick ... more »

Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Ferguson: Living through the replay

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 3 hours ago
We seem repeatedly surprised by the anger generated by educational inequity, vanished jobs, income disparities, lost affordable housing, and racial and ethnic profiling. By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 Like many other Americans, … finish reading Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Ferguson: Living through the replay

US Launches Surveillance Flights Over Syria: ISIS Eliminates Syrian Air Defenses

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville Right on schedule and as many researchers, including myself, predicted, the Western-backed and engineered rise of ISIS across Iraq and the most likely staged Foley beheading video is now being used as justification for the violation of Syrian airspace, itself only the precursor to “targeted airstrikes” inside Syria. According to the New York Times, the Obama administration authorized surveillance flights over Syrian airspace over the weekend. Defense officials stated Monday evening that the US military is sending both manned and unmanned (drones) surveillance ... more »

MH17 Fully Exposed! You Won't Believe the Shocking Truth

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*James Corbett* When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week's edition of The Corbett Report. Visit CorbettReport.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscri... more »


In an extraordinary and surprising move, Netanyahu has all but unilaterally agreed to a ceasefire in his war against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. By ‘unilateral’ I mean without the support of the extreme right–wing of his cabinet including Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Minister of the Economy Naftali Bennett, Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovich and Minister of Communications Gilad Erdan; all of whom were intent on destroying Hamas completely and fully occupying the Gaza Strip permanently and ultimately annexing the territory to Israel. Hamas... more »

“Why We Don’t Remember: The Gift of this Journey’

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Why We Don’t Remember: The Gift of this Journey’* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “There is a gift in not remember who we are when we are born into this lifetime; the gift is the journey. Many of us wonder why we do not remember who we were before we were born. We wonder what it was like to be a soul without a body and what it will be like to be one again. Many of us have a strange sense that we do remember, as if we did experience a bodiless existence, but we can’t quite recall the details. We may remember feeling as if we were flying, or as if we were just incredibly light and u... more »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On the political and social rights of Palestinians

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
“Many Arabs don’t know that the life expectancy of the Palestinians living in Israel is far longer than many Arab states and they *enjoy far better political and social freedom than many of their Arab brothers*. Even the Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip enjoy more political and social rights than some places in the Arab World.” - Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, retired Royal Saudi Navy Commodore, writing a couple of years ago in Arab News, and quoted this morning on Kiwiblog Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permis... more »

American Killed In Syria Fighting For ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*American Fighting for ISIS Is Killed in Syria -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — Like many teenage boys who grew up in the Midwest in the 1990s, Douglas McAuthur McCain was a fan of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and played basketball himself as he shuttled between two high schools in suburban Minneapolis. It was a rootless existence, and in the next 10 years, he was arrested or received citations eight times on charges including theft, marijuana possession and driving without a license. Mr. McCain moved back and forth from Minneapolis to San Diego and then abroad, where reco... more »

Michael Jackson and the AIDS Question

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
*Was Michael Jackson stricken by falsified Child Molestation charges because he wanted to put hundreds of millions of dollars (not via NIH) into searching for a cure to AIDS..?* *In 1992, Michael Jackson was single biggest thing on the face of planet Earth, following his split from Quincey Jones...* *Then the whole world fell apart...* * "The only reason **[my emphasis] **I am going on tour is to raise funds for the newly formed Heal the World Foundation, an international children's charity, that I am spearheading to assist children and the ecology. * *My goal is to gross $100 m... more »

Special Report: Ferguson Police Profiling of Blacks a Major Funding Source for City Budget

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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Feds creating database to track hate speech on Twitter

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies* The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. Those behind the grant say: “This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and *assist in the preservation of open debate*.” *George Orwell was right all along. #doublespeak* This caged bird will be told what to sing. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will ... more »

Little Countries in big Need

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
We should all be Finland long before NATO and the Soviet Union they lived with Russia and it was not a place to be Yet Finland has prospered and how many youth on both sides have not died was any ideliogical statement worth more than that/

touching the nutters forge ting the future

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
A camel wealth of stupidity has carried humanity to this dessert we now inhabit Do we want dry or wet or do with think we can have any play in the weather game as it comes more and more to stay I just have to say formally one more time Stephen Harper is not on step out of time he is a whole footrace away from dealing with the twenty first century weather crime If you fuel his race sure I will want you to wallow in his dry bed or flooded plain of disgrace But that would be a waste of time and another wasted opportunity to fight on the taxpayer dime We need to pull together left and ... more »

The Experts Are Split On What Should Be The Long-Term Role For The U.S. In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. troops assess damage to an armored vehicle in a NATO-led international security force in Afghanistan's Jalalabad province, Aug. 24, 2014. *Pundits Split Over Long-Term US Role in Afghanistan -- Voice of America* While auditors rush to finish reviewing ballots in Afghanistan’s disputed June 14 presidential runoff election before incumbent Hamid Karzai leaves office, some American foreign policy experts are looking beyond the political standoff to a deadline that will end U.S. military involvement in the war-torn country. That, they say, could further complicate Afghanistan’s s... more »

Shades of Grey - Sir Edward Grey Turned Sarajevo Crisis Into War

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D. Printed in The American Almanac, March, 1995 Even after decades of British geopolitical machinations, it still required all of Sir Edward Grey’s perfidy and cunning to detonate the greatest conflagration in world history by exploiting the diplomatic crisis surrounding the assassination of the Austrian heir apparent Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Sir Edward Grey had learned an important lesson in the Moroccan crisis of 1911, when Germany sent the warship {Panther} to Agadir to secure German interests there, which were in c... more »

Iron Man Wags the Dog

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 4 hours ago
From *The Times* in London: A film purporting to show the beheading of James Foley was probably staged, according to a forensic science company, which suggests the American journalist's execution may have been carried out off-camera... The analysis suggested that the militant, who speaks with a London accent and is believed to be British rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, may have been a frontman for the execution, and not necessarily the killer. Seriously? As if it's not confusing enough being told al Qaeda and ISIS itself doesn't actually exist (which would, you know, compl... more »

Kan slams TEPCO over request to "withdraw" from crippled plant

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 4 hours ago
http://japansafety.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/kan-slams-tepco-over-request-to-withdraw-from-crippled-plant-globalpost/ August 26, 2014 by Melanie Another piece of the March 2011 puzzle: ” An official of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s nuclear power division wept at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo as the utility felt it had exhausted all options to prevent the worst from happening at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011. “I’m sorry. We’ve tried many things, but we are in a situation beyond our control,” Susumu Kawamata, the 54-year-old head of the Nuclear... more »

Afghan Presidential Candidate Abdullah Threatens To Withdraw From Presidential Vote Audit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (L) addresses a news conference with rival Ashraf Ghani (R) at this side as they announced a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul, late July 12, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg/Files *Abdullah Threatens To Pull Out Of Afghan Presidential Vote Audit -- Voice of America* Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has threatened to pull out of the U.N.-supervised auditing process of June's disputed runoff election, further complicating efforts to resolve the standoff. A s... more »

Let's listen to madcap prankster Oliver Wendell Holmes sing the praises of "more complex and intense intellectual efforts"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*You said a mouthful, Ollie!* *Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935) served for 29 years (December 1902-January 1932) on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court.* *"When Robert Moses received a copy of Death and Life from the publisher he replied, 'Dear Bennett [Cerf]: I am returning the book that you sent me. Aside from the fact that it is intemperate it is also libelous. . . .Sell this junk to someone else.* *Cordially, Robert Moses' "* *-- the conclusion of Jason Epstein's Introductionto the 50th Anniversary Edition of Jane Jacobs'sThe Death and Life of Great American Cities* ... more »

U.S. Bail-Ins - Fed Vice Chair Fischer Says "Preparing A Proposal"

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 4 hours ago
BETTER PAY ATTENTION HERE! This is hardly being talked about AT ALL . . You do realize what a 'bail-in' is, right? FXSTREET Tue, Aug 12 2014, 12:04 GMT by Mark O'Byrne | [SNIP] Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer delivered his first speech on the U.S. and global economy in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. Fischer headed Israel’s central bank from 2005 through 2013 and is now number two at the Federal Reserve in the U.S. after Janet Yellen. In a speech entitled, The Great Recession: Moving Ahead, given at an event sponsored by the Swedish Ministry of Finance, Fischer sa... more »

Will the Jews defend our foreskins

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
When ISIS occupies Canada I fear its the Jew that will have betrayed us they are circumcised for them submission is only mental But for real Canadian men raised in the sheeplands we would be losing in many cases an imposing flap of skin and that has to hurt like hell and not a wound you would want to tend I am all for backing up the Jews in Israeli but when ISIS comes for my foreskin will I hear their voice or just been there done that my erstwhile friend

Did You Know? 1 in 6 Children Now Has a Developmental Disability in the U.S.

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 4 hours ago
Melissa Melton *Activist Post* Something is very wrong here. Shell Tzorfas on YouTube pointed us to this U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paper “Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in U.S. Children, 1997–2008” and what are some pretty astonishing figures. The joint CDC—Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) paper not only revealed that *one in six* children across America suffered from a developmental disability in 2006-2008, but the rate of parent-reported developmental disabilities in their children had increased 17.1% from 1... more »

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Fires Warning Shot At Iranian Sailboat In The Persian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy. Wikipedia *Coast Guard Cutter Fires Warning Shot At Iranian Sailboat In Brief Altercation -- Washington Post* If things weren’t already tense enough in the Middle East, a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat got into an altercation Tuesday with an Iranian sailboat in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon announced. U.S. military officials said the trouble started when the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy, which regularly patrols international waters in the Gulf, approached an Iranian dhow, a traditional sailing vessel used by fisherman and traders. According to th... more »

The Only Email System DotCon and the NSA Can’t Access

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Guest post by Hollie Slade* When the NSA surveillance news broke last year it sent shockwaves through CERN, the particle physics laboratory in Switzerland. Andy Yen, a PhD student, took to the Young at CERN Facebook group with a simple message: “I am very concerned about the privacy issue, and I was wondering what I could do about it.” There was a massive response, and of the 40 or so active in the discussion, six started meeting at CERN’s Restaurant Number 1, pooling their deep knowledge of computing and physics to found ProtonMail, a gmail-like email system which uses end-to-e... more »

The Faculty of Public Health says rickets has returned as malnutrition rises

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 5 hours ago
SOURCE BBC NEWS: Food poverty: Faculty of Public Health issues malnutrition health warning More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned. The Faculty of Public Health said conditions like rickets were becoming more apparent because people could not afford quality food in their diet. Data from the Health and Social Care Information

Iranian General Threatens A Surprise Attack Against Israel For Sending An Israeli Drone Into Iranian Air Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Photo: *Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami. Tasnim News Agency *Iranian General Threatens Surprise Attack on Israel -- Washington Free Beacon* *IRGC general: Iran 'will not give a diplomatic response'* Iranian military leaders on Tuesday vowed that Tehran would take military action against Israel in response to an alleged Israeli drone that was shot down in Iran on Sunday. Iran “will not give a diplomatic response,” but will air its grievances with Israel on the “battlefield,” senior Iranian generals were quoted as saying... more »

Bad Headlines

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Yes they are very prominent every day I have no way to measure if it was worse yesterday but I know WW2 was way way worse and the threat of Nuclear Holocaust makes ISIS look like a one hit wonder So do not despair my patrons we are going to get along for a long while despite the noise and the rush of bimbos to the camera.

ISIS recuiting explained

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
If your best chance at sex is with a camel you might just want to go out an kill someone.

Horrified Wal-Mart Shoppers Watch Cops Beat the Living Crap Out of Man

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
With the exception of the annual Black Friday door-buster sales, Wal-Mart stores normally aren't the venue for beatings so it was a shock to shoppers watching police pummel a man in the middle of an aisle on Saturday. In yet another display of escalating police violence, cops in Greenville, South Carolina pursued a man into the friendly neighborhood Wally World over the weekend and then after chasing him down commenced to pummel him - before they Tasered him. The victim, who by accounts as well as in video footage appeared to be intoxicated, was pursued into the big box store whe... more »

The Moral Case for Self-Driving Cars

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Guest post by Ronald Bailey* Tesla, Nissan, Google, and several carmakers have declared that they will have commercial self-driving cars on the highways before the end of this decade. Experts at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers predict that 75% of cars will be self-driving by 2040. So far California, Nevada, Florida, Michigan, and the District of Columbia have passed laws explicitly legalizing self-driving vehicles, and many other states are looking to do so. The coming era of autonomous autos raises concerns about legal liability and safety, but there are g... more »

The Experts Are Split On What Should Be The Long-Term Role For The U.S. In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. troops assess damage to an armored vehicle in a NATO-led international security force in Afghanistan's Jalalabad province, Aug. 24, 2014. *Pundits Split Over Long-Term US Role in Afghanistan -- Voice of America* While auditors rush to finish reviewing ballots in Afghanistan’s disputed June 14 presidential runoff election before incumbent Hamid Karzai leaves office, some American foreign policy experts are looking beyond the political standoff to a deadline that will end U.S. military involvement in the war-torn country. That, they say, could further complicate Afghanistan’s s... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 26, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Wide Gaps Remain As Putin And Poroshenko Discuss Ukraine Crisis -- Fred Weir, CSM* The two presidents, feeling pressure on both sides of the Ukrainian-Russian border, met on the sidelines of a regional summit today in Minsk. Moscow — There was a tense handshake and a suggestion of future talks. But Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko's one-on-one face-off across a bargaining table in Minsk on Tuesday produced no deal to resolve the steadily worsening situation in Ukraine. The Minsk meeting was originally intended as a venue for the Moscow-led Eurasian Customs Union, the European... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

The Economy: "Print, Dupe and Transfer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Print, Dupe and Transfer"* by Bill Bonner "Still in those lazy, not-so-hazy days of summer. August 15 marked the 43rd anniversary of that fateful decision by the Nixon administration to end the direct convertibility of the US dollar to gold. It came and went without much fanfare. Nobody cares. Thanks largely to this new easy-money regime, credit creation replaced capital accumulation as the main driver of economic growth. Credit in the US expanded 50 times between 1964 and 2007, far more than the economy that supports it. Today, few people have any real money. But almost everyon... more »

Amylin - the "root cause" of diabetes?

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 6 hours ago
When this story broke, I had to look up amylin in my biochemistry (Mathews, Van Holde, Aherne 2000) and physiology (Best and Taylor, 1984) texbooks. Neither has amylin indexed. Nor do I remember any insightful blogs about amylin from the usual suspects recently. Flyin' blind here. Thank God for wikipedia. This news story linking amylin build up to diabetes, based on new research conducted jointly in Auckland, New Zealand and Manchester England, makes the case reasonably clearly: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=11313712 What does it mean? Diabet... more »

"Traditional family values" ?

Alison at Creekside - 7 hours ago
*Conservatives tout traditional family values in message to party members* OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives are telling core supporters that "traditional family values" are a party stance, a phrase that so far has not entered the prime minister's public speeches or official Tory documents. Well not quite and not for some time ... "A survey was circulated Tuesday to Conservative donors and "grassroots supporters," to "hear what issues matter to you the most." The party's policy declaration does not use the term traditional family values, but talks about the family unit as "essen... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Like John Prine my grandpa was real carpenter he hammered nails in things and my Dad copied all of his best lines I learned a little bit by osmosis but it was only after I had screwed the blue devils after wrestling with concrete and no budget for a hammer drill. I would have bought one if I thought like ISIS or if I was not qualified to drill six holes with my old drill yes it goes back and forwards and yes you can feather it still but the stinking thing needs an extension cord how can any modern person work with such encumbering things Making this deck has been a battle but I have l... more »

Feeding Jews to the crocodiles

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Austria’s foremost claim to fame may be that it is the birthplace of many major classical composers, but it also happens to be a well-known snake-pit of antisemitism. It seems there is a Chechen problem in Austria in the shape of radicalised Muslim immigrants, some of whom are off to Syria for a first-hand dose of Jihad. According to an analysis published by the newspaper *Der Standard*, Austria has emerged as a central hub for jihadists seeking to fight in Syria because Austria's geographic location provides easy access to land routes through the Balkans. The current president ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 26, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Putin And Poroshenko Extend 'Difficult' Ukraine Talks One-On-One -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday on the need to "de-escalate" the conflict in eastern Ukraine but fundamental differences remain, the Belarussian president who hosted the talks said. After about six hours of negotiations with their Belarussian and Kazakhstan counterparts and top European Union officials, presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine began a one-on-one meeting, officials on both sides said. The talks were aimed at defusing a separatis... more »

Venezuela proves Hayek right again

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Writing in the *Road to Serfdom*, Hayek pointed out that socialism inevitably ends up in tyranny. In his book, *Government Against the Economy*, George Reisman outlined the process in detail. Socialist controls creates higher costs and partial shortages, which inspire partial price controls and/or rationing, which creates more shortages and more controls, which creates even greater chaos in the production and distribution of goods, which leads to more shortages and universal controls, which leads to the seizure of production and distribution and even greater shortages and more a... more »

Libya Updates ( August 26 , 2014 ) -- What is amazing isn't that Libya is a mess political with apparently two separate attempts to organize a Government underway presently - not with the clear political / religious outlook / tribal / regional and different Militia formations abounding....... What amazing is the view expresses by the US / UK / France and Germany concerning " outside interference " exacerbating Divisions and undermining democratic transition ( have they arrogantly forgotten they bombed Libya to hell and back already ? )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 8 hours ago
http://www.libyaherald.com/2014/08/26/france-germany-italy-uk-and-us-outside-interference-will-exacerbate-divisions-and-undermine-democratic-transition/#axzz3BX8kDBVu France, Germany, Italy, UK and US: outside interference will exacerbate divisions and undermine democratic transition *By Libya Herald staff.* *Tripoli, 26 August 2014*: The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US have said that outside interference in Libya would only exacerbate the current divisions within the country and undermine Libya’s democratic transition. In a joint statement on Monday, the weste... more »


        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago

Does That Hillary "Inevitability" Thing Stand Up When You Look At The Issues?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
In 2008, "no one" (i.e., Beltway Establishment conventional wisdom) thought a half-term Illinois senator, Barack Obama, had a shot at beating out Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential race. But he did. Although her voting record was slightly more progressive than his-- her ProgressivePunch crucial vote score was smack dang in the center of the Senate Democrats and his was at the bootom of the Democrats and in the center of the Senate as a whole-- she had voted for Bush's Iraq war. He was lucky enough to have not taken that vote. He claimed he would have voted NO (althou... more »

As The U.S. And Iran Continue Their Attacks Against The Islamic State In Iraq, They Also Continue To Ignore Each Other

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*U.S. And Iran Hit ISIS, Ignore Each Other -- Eli Lake, Daily Beast* With ISIS over-running Syrian bases, the time might seem right for a grand alliance against the Islamic State. But so far, the U.S. isn’t talking to Iran or Syria’s armies. U.S. warplanes striking targets in Iraq. Iranian tanks are reportedly moving into the northern part of the country. But the two foreign militaries fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are not talking to one another. U.S. and Iraqi officials tell The Daily Beast that, for now, there is no direct channel to coordinate military... more »

“ALERT: Malware 'Meteoroids'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“ALERT: Malware 'Meteoroids'”* by Karl Denninger "Be careful out there. I found a particularly-pernicious bit of spyware today and had some fun getting rid of it. It's called Meteoroids and when loaded (usually as part of a bundle with some sort of free utility or other legitimate package) it displays a "cute" rendition of the game Asteroids on top of all your browser windows. The theory is that it brings you great "offers." Needless to say that display is damned annoying and if you manage to accidentally load it you will instantly head over to the Program window and uninstall i... more »

A Growing Realization That No One In The Middle East Can Defeat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Youssef Boudlal/Reuters *Obama's Iraq-Syria Dilemma: No Force Now On The Ground Can Beat ISIS -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast* If Washington is counting on the Kurds to defeat the terrorist caliphate with a little support from American drones and warplanes, it had better think again. Back when the Obama administration was contemplating retaliation against the Syrian government for using chemical weapons, Secretary of State John Kerry sought to assuage worries that America would become ensnared in Syria’s civil war by promising that any reprisals would be “unbelievably small”—a matt... more »

Time to Remember

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
By American Kabuki I found this card in my Picassa image directory on my tablet. I don't really know how it got there, I think Picassa uploaded it from a Skype image download. I don't even know who created it, but it appears to be an addition to the fabled "Illuminati Board Game" (which is increasing an "Illuminati *Bored *Game" as we are all weary of watching them play out on TV). Play the card. Remember *WHO YOU REALLY ARE*. LET'S MOVE ON!

John Tory finds the tracks to common sense

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
People got to move. Forever in Toronto our leaders have let perfection stand in the way of the possible. Tracks and corridors do not grow in the Urban world. Take what we got and do the best possible use. Look at the map and see the little Shepard Spur, remember that useless pink appendage when you vote next time, its not as bad as the 407 but lots of people got rich and never paid a dime. Its not a useless asset, it is a landing strip between Pickering and Pearson that should prompt the best practice John Tory to say, the Pickering Airport dies I will make this horror go away. We ... more »

Murray Polner : SPORT | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Despite Al Campanis’ historic racist remark, he was a proud and honorable man who was mistreated by pro baseball’s self-righteous moral guardians. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 I often think of Al Campanis, a … finish reading Murray Polner : *SPORT* | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?

A Billionaire's Pledge to the Lowly

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
The one and only reason that Sean Eldridge will stay honest if you elect him to Congress is because he's already got so much money that he is virtually bribe-proof. Since he is married to the privacy-destroying cofounder of Facebook, he has your interests at heart. Yes. He actually does come right out and basically say that to a group of "folks" who are either nodding in agreement or just nodding off in a political hack-induced stupor. You decide: I've written about Sean before. (I actually made a mistake in that other piece: he is a billionaire, not a mere multimillionaire.) He's... more »

Spanish Lake and Its Connection to Unrest in Ferguson

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
*controversial. political. racial.* *Spanish Lake is an unflinching look at economic oppression and racism in the unincorporated township of Spanish Lake, Missouri.* ST. LOUIS COUNTY - A local theater franchise has canceled plans to show a new documentary about race in St. Louis County. According to Riverfront Times, Wehrenberg Theaters has decided not show the film "Spanish Lake" at local theaters when it's released this year. The film chronicles the decline of the North St. Louis County town, "Spanish Lake," situated just 8 miles from Ferguson, MO. Ferguson is the city cu... more »

Victory for Whom? (Sweet Sucking Sound of Vanished Iraq War $$$$$$$:  Taxpayers Eviscerated At Both Ends)  NeoCons Proudly Rule:  They Achieved Permanent War In MidEast (Disappearing Dollars Without Fireworks?  New York Fed’s Answer to Cartels Rigging Markets – Form Another Cartel!)

(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!) Was Foley’s head really cut off? Hard to tell. We have been fed so much fake government war propaganda in recent decades – from Kuwaiti babies thrown from incubators to

Supplemental: The culture of cartooning!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014Looking ahead to the next unbearable race:* Hillary Clinton has too much money! Mitt Romney strapped his dog to the roof of his car! Candidate Gore is the world’s biggest liar! He perspires too much, like Nixon! It’s official! Next Tuesday, we’ll be starting our award-winning series, “The Houses of Journalist County.” The series represents our reaction to the press corps’ deep concern, expressed in June and July, that the Clintons 1) get paid too much for speeches and 2) own way too many houses, more specifically two. Back in June, Diane Sawyer kick-star... more »

A Look At U.S. Military Operations And Options Over Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Graphic courtesy The Washington Post *Here Are The Bases The U.S. Can Use For Airstrikes In Iraq -- Washington Post* The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock went into great detail Tuesday explaining how the United States is likely flying most of its fighter jets targeting militants in Iraq from bases in Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Drones involved in airstrikes also are likely flying from Turkey, which borders both Iraq and Syria. Above is a map of all the locations the United States can launch aircraft to strike in Iraq. The United States hasn’t specified which kind o... more »

The Realist Report - Mark Elsis: American Exceptionalism

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 10 hours ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined once again by Mark Elsis Mark and I will be discussing his recent essay and website, *American Exceptionalism: Fifty Ways The American Dream Has Become the American Nightmare*. You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *American exceptionalism - Wikipedia* - *Inside Job (full film)*

Economic Performance and Its Zero Correlation to Test Scores

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
The next time you hear one of the pencil-necked corporatists like Kevin Carey spew about our low test scores and competing economically, point him to this one chart and explain it to him.

As Arab States Step Up To Assist Libya In Its War Against Islamists The U.S. Condemns Their Intervention

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Libya Says It Needs Foreign Help To Defeat Islamists After US Is Caught 'Off Guard' By Secret Airstrikes In The Country Carried Out By UAE -- Daily Mail* * Emirati warplanes secretly bombed Islamist targets in Libya's capital Tripoli * U.S. officials say they were not told about strikes, which left them 'off-guard' * UAE attacks seemingly a move towards direct action in Libya by Arab states * Along with Egypt and Saudi Arabia, UAE sees Islamists as a threat to region * Islamist dominated General National Congress named rival premier last week * Interim government - holed up 1,000 m... more »

The "elderly" and prepping...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*depends on your definition of "elderly."* A few weeks ago one of my co-workers used the word "elderly" and sort of included me in the definition. I started to laugh and said, "Whoa, did you just call me elderly?" He's 59, but looks much younger. I'll soon to be 69 and look much younger. So exactly how did I qualify as "elderly." Way too often we see people referred to as elderly who certainly don't qualify because when all is said and done, "elderly", in my opinion, is a state of mind, not a chronological age. I see people in the store where I work who are in their nineties an... more »

Is Google Experiencing A Cyber Attack?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Routine searches on Google in some cases yielded results that included a repeating image of a wrecked car and a “stop” sign in Russian. Google *Google Search Results Are Disrupted by Repeating Image -- WSJ* Google was hit with a disruption Tuesday where some searches yielded results that included a repeating image of what appeared to be a car crash somewhere in Russia. The image appeared to show a photo of a badly mangled car near a sign that says “stop” in Russian. It wasn’t clear if the image was an authentic photo or altered in any way. The repeating image wasn’t affecting every... more »

Pentagon laying ground work for strike on (ISIS in) Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
I have more to say on this subject, the beheading of Foley, but, am short on time So, we'll just lay the foundation with this WASHINGTON: The US military is seeking to fly drones over Syria to gather intelligence information about the* Islamic State *militant group, laying the groundwork for a possible expansion of its limited air campaign beyond Iraq, according to a media report. *The Pentagon i*s preparing to* send surveillance aircraft*, including drones, i*nto Syrian airspace *to gather intelligence on Islamic State targets While the White House insisted that President Barack ... more »

August 26:

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 12 hours ago
Foreword - Something has been left out of this election. We've heard a bit either for or against shale gas. But there's a towering set of questions to be answered - and we don't have long to ask them. 1. Will SWN be returning to test for gas? I think it almost certain it will - no matter what. Large corporations operate with no reference to morality at all. They have invested money here. They will certainly defend that investment no matter what any report says. 2. Would either Gallant or Alward set up an honest testing system for the safety of shale gas? Given the record of their pa... more »

The BBC more bias by omission

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
The BBC article about the Rotherham sex abuse scandal manages not to mention which party ran the council, not even once. The article starts thus: 'At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found. Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated, it said. The report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, revealed there had been three previous inquiries. Council leader Roger Stone said he would step down with immediate... more »

There's A Winnable Seat In Ohio-- If The DCCC Does Its Job

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Hard core right-wing GOP voters, particularly in the former Confederate states-- something between a quarter and a third of all voters-- are pretty gung-ho on shutting down the government. Normal voters, on the other hand, just hate it. Last week, when first McConnell and then Paul Ryan let it slip that the Republicans plan to stay quiet about triggering more government shut-downs until after the election-- and then move in for the kill. (And by "kill," of course, they mean you, your family, the American economy and democracy itself.) Alison Lundergan Grimes responded to McConnel... more »

NATO Wants To Establish New Bases In Eastern Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Nato Plans East European Bases To Counter Russian Threat -- The Guardian* *Nato chief announces move in response to Ukraine crisis and says alliance is dealing with a new Russian military approach.* Nato is to deploy its forces permanently at new bases in eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics, according to its chief. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former prime minister of Denmark, said that next week's Nato summit in Cardiff would overcome divisions withi... more »

Suck On This

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Two months after the Obama administration, in a cave to Big Tobacco, weakened its own proposed rules on the sales and advertising of e-cigarettes, the World Health Organization is now urging a complete about-face. "Vaping" is dangerous: *(Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors.* *In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member states at a meeting in October in Moscow, the United Nations health agency a... more »

Heavily Armed SWAT Team Swarms Cal State … Because of an Umbrella

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Mac Slavo These days you never know what could be used as a deadly weapon of mass destruction requiring a militarized SWAT response. In San Marcos, California, where students and staff members are always looking out for potential domestic terrorists, a call to 9-1-1 prompted a full university lockdown and brought elite members of the police department out in force. The incident began when someone called police to report a gunman on campus carrying an assault rifle. It turns out, it was only an umbrella. Late Wednesday, 10News spoke with Bill Craig, who has been a staff member at ... more »

California’s Drought Has Reached a Grave New Milestone

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Joshua Krause The residents of the San Joaquin Valley are facing an ominous crises due to California’s drought. Unlike most communities in the drought stricken state, the unincorporated town of East Porterville isn’t just running low on water. For some residents, they’ve completely run out. At least 182 of the 1400 households in the town have run out of well water, prompting the county to provide 12 gallons of water for each resident that is facing water scarcity. With the help of the Red Cross, the bottled water was supplied at the cost of 30,000 dollars, and is expected to last ... more »

Yo! Nanny Staters: Fuck Off

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 12 hours ago
I am a smoker. Over the years, I've been vilified, demonized, ostracized, pitied, hectored, shunned, and shamed. OK. Sure. I'm an addict. All addicts deserve this treatment, I guess. But what I -- and most other addicts I'd wager -- most object to is being treated like idiots. We know. We know smoking is bad. It's expensive. It stinks. It burns holes in our clothes. It stains our teeth. It makes us sick and if it doesn't kill us, will probably contribute to our deaths or long-term ill-health. It may harm people around us, hence self-ostracization. We know all that. But we a... more »

Did You Know? 1 in 6 Children Now Has a Developmental Disability in the U.S.

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Melissa Melton Something is very wrong here. Shell Tzorfas on YouTube pointed us to this U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paper “Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in U.S. Children, 1997–2008” and what are some pretty astonishing figures. The joint CDC—Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) paper not only revealed that*one in six* children across America suffered from a developmental disability in 2006-2008, but the rate of parent-reported developmental disabilities in their children had increased 17.1% from 1997 to 2008. Wo... more »

Putin And Poroshenko Displayed Widly Opposing Views In Today's Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Leaders: Vladimir Putin (left), Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko (centre) and Petro Poroshenko (right) pose for photographs ahead of their high-stakes talks in Minsk today *Putin And Poroshenko Come Face To Face For The First Time Since Fighting Broke Out In Ukraine… But A Fresh War Of Words Has Now Begun -- Daily Mail* * Presidents of Russia and Ukraine met for talks in Belarusian capital Minsk * Men sat down for discussions on fighting that has engulfed east Ukraine * Despite staging handshake for cameras pair displayed wildly opposing views * Poroshenko said 'the fate of pea... more »


Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
Observant readers may have noticed a small change round these parts. If you're not among them, let your eyes float the the top of this page. There, nestling along with Home and About are seven new buttons; Sociology, Economics & Politics, Far Left, Gender, Sex, Books, and Games. Now, we know how unwieldy search and archiving functions are on blogs. If you're trying to find a half-remembered blog post either the search buggers up, or you have to wade through dozens and dozens of posts via the archive or label cloud. Not ideal. So I've grouped together a sort of 'greatest hits' by th... more »

Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko Shake Hands Before The Minsk Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd L) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (C) stand nearby, in Minsk August 26, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Sergei Bondarenko/Kazakh Presidential Office/Pool *Putin, Poroshenko Shake Hands At Minsk Talks -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko greeted each other with a handshake at the start of talks in Belarus on Tuesday on the Ukraine crisis, the first time the two presidents have met si... more »

Oh dear, what does this mean - Doctor Who related

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
For years I've told people, in a slightly supercilious way, that the Time Lord isn't called Dr. Who but The Doctor, only the programme is called Doctor Who. However I've just watched 'The 3 Doctors' on The Horror Channel: lots of rubber suited lobster clawed villains and set in a quarry. The final credits clearly say for Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell - Dr. Who. So when was this changed?Am I wrong?

Supplemental: Additional late-summer fun in Ukraine!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014We’ll always have Donetsk:* Travel writers have always praised late summer in eastern Ukraine. In this morning’s New York Times, Kramer and Roth describe another of the region’s seasonal festivals. In today’s episode, a traitor is tied by the side of the road and motorists stop to abuse her. For yesterday’s episode, just click here. Hard-copy headline included: KRAMER AND ROTH (8/25/14): *With Peace Talks Near, Prisoners in Ukraine Are AbusedOn the sidewalk of a busy street beside a checkpoint, a bearded gunman wrapped a woman in a Ukrainian flag and for... more »

U.S. Prepares Military Options Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *U.S. Prepares Military Options In Syria Against Islamic State -- Reuters* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand U.S. action beyond the limited airstrikes under way in Iraq. Related Stories President Barack Obama has so far sought a limited military campaign in Iraq focused on protecting American diplomats and civilians under direct threat. Still, officia... more »

Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher, the Rabbi, and the Chicken

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
The first half of Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher recounts the rise and fall of modern academic teacher improvement efforts, as well as the way that Japanese elementary schools, at least, learned from this (seemingly) quintessential American movement. I am not qualified to comment on Green’s discussion of Japanese schools, but this is the […]

The High Cost of Resegregation: Charters Cost PA Taxpayers Billions for Worse Test Results

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Erica Frankenberg has some fascinating research on charter enrollement costs and resegregation via charter schools in Pennsylvania. Below are a three charts worth spending a few minutes on letting the data soak in. Bottom line: 1) charter schools are more segregative than traditional public schools (TPS) 2) charter schools have cost Pennsylvania taxpayer over $4 billion over 6 years (that's more than the entire amount of cash included in Race to the Top) 3) a large majority of charter schools have lower test scores than their public sending schools. What a deal! But wait--... more »

President Obama Authorizes Spy Flights Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*US Official: Obama Approves Surveillance Flights Over Syria -- VOA* A senior White House official says President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria. The official said late Monday that Obama has not approved any military action, but that the U.S. is preparing military options for combating the Islamic State fighters who have taken over large areas in eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq. U.S. planes have been carrying out airstrikes in Iraq, helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces take back territory from the militants, including a dam in Mosul that is ke... more »

Visiting Triton

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
In the most recent week, the American, European, as well as Russian space programs suffered from bummers. Elon Musk's new SpaceX F9R rocket self-detonated over Texas. Something went wrong and we're told that this rocket's suicide was their mundane Plan B. It's sort of hard to believe that they really planned such a "maneuver" but maybe it's right. One can't get rid of the feeling that these attempts to privatize the space research are perhaps "too cheap" for them to succeed. *Triton, to be discussed later* The second bummer is linked to the unAmerican competitors of the GPS syste... more »

METAPHORS AND FACTS: Wilson wasn’t riding alone!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014* *Part 2—Eleanor Clift’s false fact:* Especially at times like this, our discourse will often be driven by false or unfounded facts. These bogus facts are often transformed into “narratives”—selective stories designed to promote a preferred view of some incident. Our discourse is often clogged with bogus facts. Often, these facts are put to partisan use—but where do those bogus facts come from? Uh-oh! All too often, our bogus facts come from our major journalists. Consider one small example: On Sunday, C-Span presented a lengthy program which it called a “... more »

Hamas Spokeman: Long-Term Truce Agreed With Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Gaza Truce Reached, Hamas Says -- CNN* (CNN) -- Hamas officials said Tuesday that a truce has been reached that would end the fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza. But Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said word of a deal was "just reports." A senior Egyptian government official told CNN on Tuesday that there was no ceasefire deal, but added, "We may have an announcement later today or tomorrow." Tuesday marks the 50th day of Israel's Operation Protective Edge. The Israel Defense Forces reported that militants destroyed a home in Ash... more »

Debt, Vaccines and Food as a Weapon: When International Aid is Used for Population Control

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*No strings attached? Yeah, right. Here’s a rundown of some of the major ways that international loans are used to control entire populations.* By Aaron Dykes Those seeking dominance wield control in modern society largely through the manipulation of finance and economics. Power over entire countries comes not only through the debts themselves, but through the conditionalities tied to the financial agreement, as is done regularly by the IMF, World Bank and other aid programs. Notoriously, many locales – free in name – have been brought under the yoke of... more »

The Israeli Genocide Of Gaza Continues: Why Is THIS Not A War Crime? - Israel AGAIN Targets A UN Run School In Gaza!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I am so sick by what I am still seeing happening in Gaza... On the first inaugural Turbulent Times show, I laid it out clearly that the so called "official" number of deaths from this Israeli massacre of innocent and unarmed civilians in the Gaza Strip is absolutely greater than the reported "2100+" as of today. It is simple logic because some 1.8 million people are locked up in an open air concentration camp that is barely the size of Manhattan Island in New York City..... And considering that part of that land has to be used for agriculture and other parts are taken up by the Gaz... more »

Klein Doing Damage Control for Deasy While Selling His Own Tablet Solution

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Ole McChoakumchild, himself, Joel Klein, had his media mothballs removed long enough this morning to go on CBS to pretend to defend "Dr." John Deasy's slimeware that he provided for Apple hardware and Pearson software to complete the Los Angeles IPad fiasco deal. What he was really for is to get Murdoch's Amplify tablets under the national spotlight. And what a salesman Klein is! A rather feisty report on the panel at CBS told Klein she had read that much of what kids "learned" on screen was retained for a very short time. How do you make sure that is not happening? Klein's a... more »

World News Briefs -- August 26, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
(L-R) Russia's President Vladimir Putin, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko walk together after a posing for a photo during their meeting in Minsk, August 26, 2014. Russia and Ukraine said on August 19 their presidents would meet together with top European Union officials in Belarus's capital of Minsk on August 26 to discuss their confrontation over Ukraine which has plunged relations to an all-time low. Credit: Reuters/Grigory Dukor *Russian Soldiers' Capture Clouds Putin-Poroshenko... more »

Royal Saudi Navy would be interested to procure 6 FREMM Frigates from France

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 15 hours ago
[image: FS Normandie]According to French financial newspaper La Tribune Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, could sign a letter of intent (LOI) with the French Government for 6 FREMMs during his visit in Paris in early September. French Navy's FREMM multi-mission frigates are designed and built by DCNS. Five hulls have already been launched, with three Frigates delivered to the French Navy and one to the Royal Moroccan Navy. Contacted by Navy Recognition, no DCNS representatives were available to comment the information at the time of publishing. Read more

F-35 Flight Test Program Milestones Maturing Combat Capabilities

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 15 hours ago
[image: F-35B aircraft BF-1 and BF-4]The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours, all demonstrating program maturity. “The test milestones are a direct result of the detailed planning, coordination and execution between various government teams and the integrated test force,” said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's Vice President for F-35 Test & Verification. “Every testing milestone demonstrates the development of the F-35 in successive ... more »

Dutch gov't not to extend Patriot missiles in Turkey

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 15 hours ago
[image: Patriot PAC-2 system]The Dutch government has decided not extend the Patriot missiles mission in Turkey, the Dutch House of Representatives announced Monday. Originally a one-year mission, it had been extended once and will end in January 2015. The Dutch government, noting that the threat of attacks from Syria to Turkey is not completely over, also said NATO would continue to support its efforts to protect Turkey. Read more

How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
When Mosul and Tikrit fell in early June 2014 there were plenty of conspiracy theories to explain why it happened. One was that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki let the cities be taken to make an excuse for him to hold onto power. Another was that the Kurds and Sunni politicians worked with the insurgents to push out the federal government forces so that they could seize territory. The truth of the matter was much simpler and depressing. Baghdad did not take the attack upon Mosul seriously. It turned down offers to reinforce the city, while the commanders of the security forces ther... more »

The Conundrum of Memory

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg Sometimes I get to wondering, sometimes I get confused about what our conservative brethren are trying to tell us. I was reminded recently that my former Republican congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) amongst others, vociferously threatened to impeach the president for having provided air traffic control for the UN incursions into Libya; for having exceeded his constitutional authority by arming Syrian rebels. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) back in June of 2013 threatened to impeach President Obama if any U.S. troops are killed in Syria. Is there a relationship between rhe... more »

A Letter to My Kindergartner and Our Favorite After School Snacks

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias I have always thought it was a little silly when parents cry when they drop of their brand new kindergartners. It is only a few hours, why all the tears? Last week, as I was getting her backpack, clothes and after school snacks ready for school to start, the realization that my little girl was going to kindergarten hit me full force. I stood in the doorway of her room, watching her sleep while I sobbed. Times seem so different now then they were when I was a kinder... more »

Alleged audio of Michael Brown shooting has surfaced

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
While it has not been verified, an alleged audio recording of the shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot down by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, has surfaced: A man who lives near the scene of the shooting says he inadvertently recorded the shots that killed Brown, his lawyer, Lopa Blumenthal, told CNN. The man, who wished to remain unidentified, was recording a video chat with a friend when gunfire rang out in the background. Blumenthal said her client has already been interviewed by the FBI about the recording. On the tape, you can hear ... more »

Bullies Don't Like it When People Fight Back

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
There are martial people who respect opponents who can give them a good fight. And then there are bullies. Insecure people who see every challenge as a threat to their very lives or at least everything they are. No matter how small the challenge, it could lead to more challenges and more threats to the bullies' fragile worlds. Thus, Hamas and Hezbollah are presented as mortal threats to Israel's existence. Canada's First Nations send right-wing racists and the Canadian state into paroxysms of fear. Black US-Americans threaten to expose the whole racist structure of the white, mal... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 26, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*U.S. Lays Groundwork for Syria Strike -- Wall Street Journal* *Pentagon Seeks to Gather Intelligence on Islamic State Targets With Surveillance Flights* The Pentagon is preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on Islamist targets, laying the groundwork for a possible expansion of the limited U.S. military air campaign beyond Iraq, senior U.S. officials said. The decision amounts to an acknowledgment that U.S. intelligence-collection efforts must be expanded to provide a better picture of the threat posed by the group ... more »

MERS-CoV and OFWs, Part 2

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
As I posted On MERS CoV and OFWs last May 08, 2014, my sister in law, Gemma B. Oplas, died last May 6, 2014 of the disease. She was an ER nurse at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh, the biggest Saudi government hospital in that city. She was attending to a MERS patient, and within days, she herself was infected. Death was fast, only 6 1/2 days after she was confined. It is now 3 months and 3 weeks since she died and her body is not flown home yet, it is still in a freezer in Riyadh. That is one of the hard travails of OFWs who died of infectious diseases abroad. I am not aw... more »

.@EngageNY Modules: Out of Alignment

Chris Cerrone at @ THE CHALK FACE - 16 hours ago
A year ago I criticized the ELA curriculum modules found on NYSED’s EngageNY website and their “random” nature of content. I expressed concern that many elementary schools have reduced or even eliminated instruction in Science and Social Studies in favor of the tested subjects of ELA and Math in this era of accountability via test […]

My Story, Experiment of positive vibrations. How I believe it has made a difference displayed through physical reality at park events.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 16 hours ago
I am relating my story, experiment of what I have done for the last 2 years at park concerts/fireworks. I believe our vibrations make a difference in physical reality. I have seen a physical difference when I vibrate out positive thoughts and love to everyone at the event. There has been a marked change in the trash left afterwards. We all do make a difference.... Remember we can have an

There Are No Mistakes, Only Love

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*Source:* *http://notesalongthepath.com/2011/10/01/no-mistakes-only-love/*


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Garden planned at site of Katrina levee breach ~Kevin McGill, AP via The Advocate* *Swipe the photos and see Federal Flood / Hurricane Katrina disaster dissolve into present-day recovery ~Ted Jackson* *Dog owners fuming over closure of unofficial dog park in French Quarter ~Monica Hernandez, WWLTV* *USACE Awards SELA Contract to Boh Bros (USA) ~Dredging Today * *Maj. Gen. Leslie J. Carroll articulates 377th TSC way forward ~DVIDS* *Fair Grounds officials say they got the message ~Rob Masson, WVUE*

DesJarlais Won His Primary By 38 Votes-- But That Hasn't Gotten The DCCC's Attention

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Monday morning, Tennessee state Senator Jim Tracy conceded the August 7 Republican primary that had left Scott DesJarlais ahead by by 38 votes; Tracy won't be asking for a recount. So DesJarlais, a doctor whose reputation has been harmed because of a series of scandals involving women patients who he drugged up and had sexual affairs with-- even forcing one to have an abortion (which as a far right Republican zombie he loudly opposes… at least for other women. So the Republicans couldn't quite knock off the wounded and bleeding DesJarlais. Will a Democrat take him to pieces? Stev... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*A Closer Look at the Botched Common Core Results* Misleading title aside, the Buffalo News report was not good. “Students in Buffalo statewide make modest gains in math,” declared an article in the New York newspaper detailing the results from the second year of Common Core implementation. Well yes, math scores did overall improve. But, the rest of the report was not quite so rosy: Despite another full year of preparation by schools after the rollout of state Common Core tests in 2013, there were no dramatic, across-the-board gains in English this year. Large-city districts saw sl... more »

Miami Mayor Wants Bodycams On All Cops

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
*Written by Justin King | The Anti-Media* The Mayor of Miami-Dade is calling for cameras to be worn by hundreds of officers while they are on duty. Mayor Carlos Giménez is calling for the cameras in the wake of the massive civil unrest caused by the shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Giménez included the funds to purchase 500 of the cameras in this year’s proposed budget. That would be enough to issue cameras to roughly half of the department’s patrol officers. It is expected that the program would be ex... more »

Russian Paratroopers Captured In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Russian Soldiers' Capture Clouds Putin-Poroshenko Talks -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukraine released a video of captured Russian soldiers on Tuesday, sharply escalating a dispute over Moscow's alleged backing for separatist rebels in the east of the former Soviet republic. The footage was released only hours before the two countries' presidents were due to meet for the first time since June to discuss the conflict, which has killed more than 2,000 people and provoked Western sanctions against Russia. In Moscow, a military source told Russian news agencies that a group of soldiers ha... more »

Michael Brown laid to rest with recollections and calls to action

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown is held by an unidentified woman as she approaches the casket of her son at the beginning of Brown's funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com *ST. LOUIS •* Shortly before Michael Brown died, his stepmother was admitted to the hospital. He became convinced she wasn’t going to make it. “Because I’ve been dreaming about death,” Cal Brown recalled her stepson saying, recounting a conversation at his funeral Monday that t... more »

New at Indigenous Resistance, carrying forward work of Censored News!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
New at Indigenous Resistance, carrying forward the work of Censored News, our eight year labor of love that continues to be read around the world. www.indigenousresistancejuly2014.blogspot.com National Indian News Owned by US Patriots and Spie... Leaked doc exposed Missouri's bizarre targeting of... Words of Zapatistas SubGaleano on Palestine, Israe... Jump on the Climate Train to New York

Iran Vows To Arms The Palestinians In The West Bank After Shooting Down An Israeli Drone Near The Natanz Uranium Enrichment Site

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The Revolutionary Guards said its forces shot down the stealth drone as it approached the Natanz nuclear enrichment site, 50 miles south of the capital, Tehran. Daily Mail *Iran 'Will Arm Palestinians' After Israeli Drone Downed -- The Telegraph* *Tehran pledges to "accelerate" arming Palestinians in West Bank after airing footage of 'Israeli drone' it claims to have shot down over Iran.* Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in retaliation for Israel deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said on Monday. "We wil... more »

Iran Shows Off The Israeli Drone That They Claim They Shot Down Near A Key Nuclear Enrichment Site

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Iran Shows Off 'Israeli Drone' That It Claims It Shot Down Near Nuclear Site -- Daily Mail* * The stealth drone was shot down as it approached Natanz nuclear site * Comes as Iran negotiates with world powers over its nuclear programme * Israel hasn't ruled out taking military action against Iran's nuclear facilities Iran claims to have shot down an Israeli drone near a nuclear site. The Revolutionary Guards said its forces shot down the stealth drone as it approached the Natanz nuclear enrichment site, 50 miles south of the capital, Tehran. A statement released by the Guards sai... more »

CDC vaccine-autism fraud: what victory looks like

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
image source Jon Rappoport Here’s a clue: victory doesn’t look like a trickle of hidden data occasionally seeping out of a cavern. This is all about making a case. An explosive case. Most (honest) scientists don’t have a clue. They don’t know how or why a story explodes. They tend to favor the “trickle theory” of releasing information because it fits their notion of order and pattern. Order and pattern have nothing to do with the asymmetrical way a story expands. Maybe CDC whistleblower William Thompson eventually comes forward with a definitive public statement about egregiou... more »

The Chinese Navy Is Claiming That They Have Designed The World's First Supersonic Submarine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A supercavitating submarine creates a bubble of air that encompasses the whole vehicle by ejecting gas through the nose with enough force that it forms water vapor. This greatly reduces drag and allows it to travel at high speeds not possible by standard submarines. (Sources: Defense Update, Popular Science, South China Morning Post. Graphic: Tobey – The Washington Post) *The Chinese Are Reportedly Working On Submarine That Would ‘Fly’ In An ‘Air Bubble’ -- Washington Post* In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses... more »

Lies Exposed: DOJ Admits “Missing” IRS Emails DO Exist

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
Lily Dane In a stunning turn of events, Department of Justice attorneys for the IRS admitted that Lois Lerner’s emails DO exist on a backup server, but said they would be hard to find. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton broke the news today: Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe. The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search. ... more »

The Shrinking U.S. Submarine Fleet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 3, 2010) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) transits Tokyo Bay on the way to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, marking the first time in the history of the U.S. 7th Fleet that a Virginia-class submarine visited the region. This is Hawaii's first scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger) *Amid US Plans For Continued Asia Presence, A Shrinking Submarine Fleet -- Stars and Stripes* YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. Navy bills its submarine fleet as the world’s most advanced, a boast that few in... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. Army Spc. Jon Sweatt pulls security during evening hours in Morghan Kachah village in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Aug. 18, 2014. Sweatt, an infantryman, is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston

The Chinese Invest Big To Spy On Their Own Citizens

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
China launched the second-generation Gaofen-2 satellite on Tuesday, 19 August 2014. (Credit: China Great Wall Industry Corporation) *China Shows Off Surveillance Prowess Of New Satellite -- SBS/L.A. Times* Chinese authorities says the country’s extensive terrestrial surveillance network helps to deter crime and maintain “social stability,” though critics say it constitutes an invasion of privacy and is often deployed to monitor dissidents. China has spent billions of dollars to build a nationwide surveillance network - by one 2013 estimate, the country had 30 million surveillance ... more »

News from Amazon

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 19 hours ago
Source To users of my favorite textbooks: Thank you! Have a great semester.

Afghanistan Election Update ( August 26 , 2014 ) - Abdullah threatens to pull out of poll audit One of two Afghan presidential candidates questions handling of alleged fraudulent votes during UN-supervised recount. .......... If Karzai actually leaves the Presidency on September 2 , 2014 , who will be in charge ? Could Afghanistan devolve into another Libya ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/abdullah-threatens-poll-audit-ashraf-ghani-afghanistan-201482681246355574.html Abdullah threatens to pull out of poll audit One of two Afghan presidential candidates questions handling of alleged fraudulent votes during UN-supervised recount. Last updated: 26 Aug 2014 09:18 LISTEN [image: Email Article] [image: Print Article] [image: Share article] [image: Send Feedback] Afghanistan has been in paralysis due to the polls to choose the successor to President Hamid Karzai [Reuters] One of two candidates competing to succeed Afghan leader Ham... more »

Iraq / Syria War Theatre Updates ( August 26 , 2014 ) --Assad: No US Airstrikes Without Syrian Coordination Syria Eager for Aid, But Not Unilateral US Attacks ........ US, British Special Forces on the Ground in Iraq Trying to Find ISIS Leaders Not Much Known About ISIS Leadership ...... Bombers Return to Baghdad; 212 Killed, 184 Wounded ........ UN Slams ISIS for Mass Executing Prisoners, Mum on Iraq Doing It Ethnic Cleansing When ISIS Does It, But Not When Iraq Does?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Anti War.... Assad: No US Airstrikes Without Syrian CoordinationSyria Eager for Aid, But Not Unilateral US Attacks by Jason Ditz, August 25, 2014 Print This | Share This The US has put itself in a difficult position, having for days hyped the idea that they need to expand the current Iraq air war into neighboring Syria, but now facing the difficulty of Syria’s government having a mind of its own. The Assad government, which only a year ago the US was preparing to invade Syria to remove, has said they welcomeany coordination with the US on their ongoing war with ISIS. The problem is, ... more »

Replace Your Fear...... by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Replace your fear of the false words of tyrants. Let not the thieves and liars rule your communities, poison and sicken yourselves and your children. Say no to there lies and expose them for the weaklings and cowards that they truly are.* *M.N. Hopkins*

Messages From Higher Self - Follow It.

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
Source: https://plus.google.com/116550793025117941917/posts/gigsNnSxPgU

BBC bias by omission again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Imagine that a political aide to David Cameron had said that 'Northerners are backward' in a storm over replacing elderly male MPs with young women. How much coverage would the BBC devote to the story? How many aggrieved female radio presenters would emote on the subject? How many times would Harriet Harman be given the time to spout her usual sanctimonious rubbish on the matter, ignoring at all times the fact that her husband was selected for a Parliamentary seat that had an all women's shortlist. However this time the story, as reported by The Mail, is about Ed Miliband's senior a... more »

Army Hypersonic Missile Fails in Second Test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HTV-2]The Army’s test of an advanced hypersonic weapon failed shortly after takeoff early Monday, the Pentagon said in a statement. The failure is a setback for a key part of the Pentagon’s strategic weapon program of building arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes. The missile carrying the weapon was intentionally blown up shortly after launch, the Pentagon said. Read more

Dutch F16 flying again after Russian bomber intercept

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RNLAF F-16 Fighting Falcon]Residents in the Zuid-Holland province reported being startled by a loud blast Monday morning that turned out to be a sonic boom. The sound has been traced to an F16 fighter jet, which at 11 a.m. flew through the sound barrier. Monday’s military exercise comes in the wake of a weekend incident where Dutch F16s were twice called upon to intercept two Russian TU-95 bombers in violation of Netherlands airspace at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. The sonic boom from Monday’s flight was accompanied by a pressure wave which was felt at street level. Many people repor... more »

IAF Challenges Russian A-50 Purchase Claim

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Il-76 (A-50) Phalcon]The Indian Air Force has refused the Russian Officials’ claim that it is set to order three more A-50 PHALCON Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The claim was made during the three-day Oboronexpo 2014 trade show Sunday. The IAF confirmed that the talks are still in place on following an offer from Russia but no final decision has been taken in the regard. The IAF is looking for options from different aircraft platform for the AWACS role. Read more

Christy Clark Wants Your Teenage Children Walking The Streets

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 21 hours ago
Picture is of Christy Clark pandering and politicking at Seaspan Shipyards in 2011...remember Stephen Harper`s grand ship building contract, all that money...it was 2011...it is now 2014..still no ships under construction, same con job at the Irving shipyards in Halifax.....I`ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today, or a vote...sigh! *Written by Grant G* *I`m not sure what has disgraced our province more, Christy Clark as the leader and face of British Columbia or a corporate media that cheerleads failure.....?* Would you eat at a restaurant(again) where you previous... more »

Musical Interlude: Josh Groban, “To Where You Are”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Josh Groban, “To Where You Are” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTdqdOC2DtI

Iran reveals footage of alleged Israeli spy drone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Al Alam shows footage of alleged Israeli spy plane, which Iran says was downed on a mission to spy on its Natanz nuclear enrichment plant; Israeli specialist says UAV looks like a kind used by Israel's military. Iranian experts are decoding the intelligence devices of what it says is an Israeli spy drone that was shot down over central Iran on Sunday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced Sunday night. The corps' aerospace force shot down the drone before it could reach the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, according to Iran. Israeli officials have declined to comment whe... more »

Taiwan says China patrol aircraft entered its airspace

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Y-8 Chipmunk]Taiwan's air force scrambled fighter jets to track two Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol aircraft which intruded into the island's airspace, a senior air force officer said on Tuesday. One plane entered Taiwan's ADIZ (air defence identification zone) at 8:33am on Monday and another at 2:31 pm, en route to a disputed area in the South China Sea. The planes had taken off from the mainland's southeastern province of Guangdong. Taiwan scrambled Mirage 2000-5s and Indigenous Defence Fighters. Read more

Second US aircraft carrier sent to China amid seething tension

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: J-11 Flanker B+]The United States Navy is reportedly sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region following a dangerous aerial intercept between a Chinese jet and one of its P-8 surveillance craft. The U.S. navy said that the strike group, led by the USS Carl Vinson, left San Diego for the Pacific on Friday as part of a "planned" deployment. While Chinese Defense Spokesperson Yang Yujun maintained that the Chinese interceptor was just making a "regular identification and verification" of the Navy P-8 aircraft, Pentagon termed it "a dangerous and ... more »

Gregorio Del Pilar-class frigates programmed for upgrades

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: BRP Gregorio Del Pilar]The two Gregorio Del Pilar frigates in the Philippine Navy service are programmed for upgrades to restore the ships to their original US Coast Guard configurations. This was revealed by Navy public affairs office chief Lt. Cmdr. Marineth Domingo in a message to the PNA. “Both vessels are programmed for upgrades in terms of sensors and firepower to revive their original capabilities,” she added. Read more

Like Nothing Ever Seen Before

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 22 hours ago
I don't know why, but I never heard of Natalie Merchant until today when this song was posted on Facebook. It is perhaps the most mournfully prophetic song imaginable, and beautiful. It evokes the tragic inevitability of what we can see but cannot stop. Apparently, there's much more. Lyrics below. It’s a-coming. Wild fires, dying lakes, landslides, hurricanes, apocalypse in store like nothing ever seen before. It’s a-coming. Third-generation refugees, street mob burning effigies, revolution, civil war like nothing ever seen before. It’s a-coming. Pale-horse rider come, blistered b... more »

South Korean shipyard launches new frigate

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Incheon class FFG]A fourth guided missile frigate for the South Korean Navy has been launched by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, the Ministry of National Defense announced. The ship, "Gangwon Ham," is one of 20 new frigates planned for the Navy by the mid-2020s and will be delivered to the service next year. Gangwon Ham displaces 2,300-tons and 374 feet in length. It carries 120 sailors, has a maximum speed of as much as 30 knots and will carry a full complement of anti-ship and air defense weapons. Among them: the Haeseong ship-to-ship guided missile, Chung Sang Eo light torpe... more »

Bath Iron Works lands contract potentially worth more than $100 million

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: USS Independence (LCS-2)]Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract potentially worth more than $100 million to provide planning yard services for the littoral combat ship program. “Bath Iron Works will be the single planning yard, providing engineering, planning, ship configuration, material and logistics support to maintain and modernize both variants of the [littoral combat ship] class,” according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract will be worth $100,418,069 if all options are exercised by the Navy. Read more

Astronauts Just Found Life In Outer Space — And Scientists Aren't Sure How It Got There

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is actually remarkable because they appear to be doing better than we do. Getting there is no serious trick as that is a simple matter of hitching a ride up. Wind blown sea spray really explains it quite that they actually survive is the huge surprise. it also tells us that when we hit liquid water anywhere else, that transport and introduction of useful organisms is not a problem at all.. It is important news. As*tronauts Just Found Life In Outer Space — And Scientists Aren't Sure How It Got There* *http://mic.com/articles/96920/astronauts... more »

Financial Crisis Made in China

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I personally think that we have entered a calming period in terms of all our financial markets. Ample capacity exists, resources need to be better applied and thirty years of growth in china must be absorbed and consolidated with superior solutions. After all if we can see the problems, the leaders everywhere are facing those same problems in the boardrooms and now have planning time to repair damage. China's growth was led by State capital spending and must also now be replaced by internal capital and consumer demand driven by rising wages. This model works well, if you ca... more »

The Mysterious Plain of Megalithic Stone Jars

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Megalithic Jars] Yes this was surely all about funuralry practices and it even follows naturally from traditional practice. One can see a family paying to produce a better family urn than ususal and perhaps using smaller urns for ashes ot bones. In the event exposure to the elements would have reduced all that even if they had been sealed. It is a neat collection and like such sites everywhere they become huge over decades and centuries of use. Actual long lasting funery tools are more the exception than the rule but their pervasive presence make them loo... more »

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Dioxin happens to be the Royal Road to liver cancer. I actually know two victims of agent orange and both contracted terminal liver cancer. Their escape is foundational to understanding how to cure cancer and a number of other serious ailments. What is more loathsome is how a corporate culture have arisen to exploit these diseases and toxins without ever actually working at curing them Right now readers of this blog have solutions to all these insults to human health. It is challenging and takes active participation on the part of the patient but it is clearly doable. Ye... more »

Canada Concerned About Russia’s Military Expansion in Arctic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Il-76 Candid]Canada has expressed its concerns about the growing military presence of Russia in the Arctic region. The reaction of Canada came out, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently conducted his annual northern tour in the Northwest Territories with initiatives to promote fresh food production. During the Arctic visit, the Canadian prime minister also took part in a series of military manoeuvres in the Northwest Passage, asserting Canada's Arctic sovereignty. According to Yahoo! News Canada, the Prime Minister noted that activity of Russia in Arctic is relativel... more »

Russia Prepares to Launch Third Varshavyanka-Class Submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Varshavyanka-class (Project 636.3) SSK]Another Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarine, built for the Crimea-based Black Sea Fleet, will be launched on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported Monday. "The third in the series of six Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines will be launched at Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg on August 28," according to the official statement. Six submarines from the project are to be constructed prior to 2016, according Russian Navy General Staff plans and become part of the submarine forces of the Black Sea Fleet. Rea... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 22 hours ago
*Study: Cutting Emissions Pays for Itself* *This is just another model-driven fantasy. There is NO WAY less CO2 in the air would be healthier. We breathe CO2 out every minute of our day. We are totally used to it. And it would be a WARMER world, not a cooler one that is more healthy. Cold weather (winter) is the time of our great dying. Just ask any hospital administrator.The only scintilla of sense in the article is that burning fossil fuel tends to give off particulate matter, which can be a health hazard in large quantities. But such health hazards mainly exist in third... more »

U.S. Furious That Egypt And The UAE Did Not Notify The White House That They Were Launching Airstrikes Against Islamists In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*US Furious After Source Of "Mystery" Libya Bombing Raids Revealed -- Zero Hedge* Over the past week a new geopolitical mystery emerged: an "unknown" party was launching airstrikes against Libya, which is already reeling in its latest political crisis where headlines such as this have become the norm: * MILITIA MEN SET HOUSE OF LIBYAN PM THENI ABLAZE: ARABIYA * LIBYA'S NEIGHBOURS AGREE NOT TO INTERVENE IN LIBYAN AFFAIRS, CALL FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE The strikes puzzled all media outlets, including Reuters which just over the weekend reported that "Unidentified war planes attacked po... more »

The U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Is A 'Turkey'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
USS Independence (LCS 2) of the General Dynamics Independence Class (front right) and USS Freedom (LCS 1) of the Lockheed Martin Freedom Class littoral combat ships. Naval-Technology.com *It’s Time To Sink The Littoral Combat Ship -- William D. Hartung and Jacob Marx, Defense One* It is more important than ever that the Department of Defense spend taxpayer money wisely as the United States economy struggles and the Pentagon budget comes down from its post-World War II peak. This is particularly true for the Navy, which many strategists see assuming an expanded role in protecting U... more »

Israel And Hamas Are Now Fighting A War Of Attrition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke and flames are seen following what police said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 8, 2014.(Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) *Israel And Hamas Appear To Have Run Out Of Ideas, But Not Bombs -- Washington Post* JERUSALEM — After 49 days of war, the armies of Israel and Hamas appear to have run out of new ideas — but not bombs. They are now slugging it out in a lopsided war of attrition. As rumors fly that another cease-fire could be imminent, Hamas and Israel are groping for a diplomatic solution that could allow both to declare victory — or in ... more »

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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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young bathers

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Edward Henry Potthast

Musical Interlude: David Arkenstone, “Magic Forest”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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More U.S. Hospitals Using Organic Produce Gardens for Recovery

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 INDEPENDENTMany 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 »

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