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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

27 August - Blogs I'm Following

"Iron Dome" system intercepting 'Gra...
"Iron Dome" system intercepting 'Grad' rocket (January 2010 testings) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Culture Of Corruption-- Enough Yet?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 minutes ago
It's futile trying to claim one state is the most corrupt instead of another state. No doubt, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York, California, Louisiana, Nevada, Illinois are on anyone's short-list. Wisconsin always prided itself on being one of the least corrupt-- until the advent of Scott Walker, who has turned the state into an ethical cesspool. This week Reid Wilson ran a state of the states corruption column in the *Washington Post* and found Oregon to be the most corruption-free and Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas on the other end of the ... more »

Al Qaeda Magazine Hints Of Looming Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
*Al Qaeda Magazine Hints Of Looming Attack; Urges Bombing Of Vegas, Military Targets -- FOX News* A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent. The online publication, called “Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem” and put out by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, calls for Muslims around the world to follow “the recipe” provided to set off car... more »

The Arms Business Is Big Business In Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket in the southern city of Ashdod November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen *Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business -- Markus Becker, Spiegel Online* Israel invests more money in research than most other countries -- and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech weapons factory that successfully exports its goods globally. There's not much left of the high-tech car. In a warehouse about the size of an aircraft hangar, its remains look tiny. There are no ... more »

Incredible Footage Has Emerged Showing Israel's Iron Dome Shooting Down 15 Rockets Simultaneously

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
*The Iron Dome In Action: Incredible Footage Shows Israeli Air Defence System Shooting Down 15 Rockets Simultaneously -- Daily Mail* * Rockets fired by Hamas-linked militants in Gaza were blasted out the sky * Defence system destroyed all 15 deadly rockets within seconds of launch * Militants likely to have been trying to confuse Iron Dome with quick barrage * Israel's Iron Dome intercepts roughly 90% of rockets fired from within Gaza Incredible footage has emerged showing Israel's Iron Dome air defence system simultaneously shooting down 15 rockets fired by Palestinian militants. ... more »

Heavenletter #5024 The Powerful Unification of Your Thoughts

Courtesy: http://crispme.com/the-invisible-man-project-liu-bolin/ *Heavenletter #5024 * *The Powerful Unification of Your Thoughts* August 27, 2014 God said: The same way you know you are sleepy in the evening, the same way you know when it’s time to wake up, the same way you can know that nature does take care of you. You don’t insist that nature make you sleepy. You recognize the sleepiness. You don’t insist that nature wake you up in the morning. You may even prefer to sleep longer, yet, nature says it’s time to wake up. The sun has risen. Nature on its own tells your body when ... more »

Austrian Capital Theory and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*Guest post by Mark Tovey* During an early scene of *Dawn of the Planet of the Apes*, in which the hyper-intelligent apes were depicted hunting for deer in the forest surrounding their settlement, someone behind me interjected “if those apes are so smart, how come they’re hunter-gatherers?” This decent question received nothing but a shush from his more etiquette-conscious companion. While there are many factors other than intelligence that are relevant to a society’s choice of an agricultural or hunter-gather economy, Austrian capital theory can go a long way in helping to exp... more »

Iran Admits That It Is Testing New Nuclear Enrichment Processes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi reacts upon his arrival to attend the official opening ceremony for the new headquarters of the Iranian embassy in Amman, May 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Majed Jaber *Iran Says Tested New Nuclear Enrichment Machine, May Irk West -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Iran has conducted "mechanical" tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear programme. Iran's development of new centrifuges to replace its current br... more »


jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 2 hours ago
When I got up this morning, I thought *I* was going to have a shitty day. Yeah, me. It was one of those *Twilight Zone* types of days, with me as Burgess Meredith sitting on the steps of a ruined library, the last man on earth, and my glasses break just as I'm about to sit down and read all the classics I never had the chance to read during my busy life. Like Mr. Bemis, it seemed as if I was the last man on earth. Except for the usual spammers, I hadn't gotten a single email either unsolicited or in response to one I'd written. I'd lost followers on Twitter, including one ... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 28th Aug)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 2 hours ago
Workers in the UK are CHEAPER to hire than in Spain or Italy as stagnant wages erode British pay packets The average cost of employing someone in the UK remained unchanged at 20.90 euros an hour last year – significantly below the EU average of 23.70 euros. Meanwhile the cost of employing someone in Spain is higher at 21.10 euros and higher still at 28.10 euros in Italy, according to official

Lee County, Florida First to Opt Out Entire System From State Standardized Testing

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
Lee Schools made history Wednesday night when they voted to become the first school district in the state to opt out of all statewide, standardized tests.

Petition To Remove 'Support Officer Darren Wilson' GoFundMe Page

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 2 hours ago
As a crowdfunding campaign for Darren Wilson approaches half a million dollars, GoFundMe defended its decision to let it stay up. Reuters Despite enormous pressure to remove a crowdfunding effort for the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed young Michael Brown Jr. on Aug 9., GoFundMe is standing by its decision to let the campaign organizers rake in the cash. “Much like Facebook and Twitter, GoFundMe is an open technology platform that allows for the exchange of ideas and opinions within the bounds of our terms of service,” a com... more »

Fukushima: "TEPCO Drops Bombshell About Sea Releases; 8 Billion Bq Per Day"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"TEPCO Drops Bombshell About Sea Releases; 8 Billion Bq Per Day"* by SimplyInfo "TEPCO made the startling admission today at a press conference that the plant is leaking 8 billion bequerels per day. (8 gigabequerels) 5 billion bq of strontium 90 2 billion bq of cesium 137 1 billion bq of tritium * (later corrected to 150) This is the ongoing daily release to the Pacific. These release numbers are also within the realm of what some oceanographers have been warning about since last year, that there was an ongoing and considerable leak to the sea. According to journalist Ryuichi Kino ... more »

Leaked CDC Email Reveals Vaccine Cover-Up

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 2 hours ago
*NNN* New details have emerged in our ongoing investigation into the claims of Dr. William Thompson the CDC Whistleblower who claims CDC has been covering up a link between vaccines and autism, since as far back as 2002. Read Natural News story Visit NextNewsNetwork.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Experiments in Economics: Playing “Fair”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*Here’s your info on what the Auckland Uni Economics Group is getting up to tonight …* Hi all, This week are pleased to be joined by Professor Ananish Chaudhuri, Professor of Experimental Economics and Head of the Department of Economics, who will discuss the topic of *Experiments in Economics: Playing Fair*, including - the role of experiments in economics; - how experimental economics became a part of the mainstream; and - a brief overview of his own experimental work exploring the role of “fairness” in economic transactions. Ananish Chaudhuri has edited and pub... more »

Libya’s U.N. Ambassador Warns The United Nations That His Country Is On The Brink Of Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Libya's U.N. ambassador, Ibrahim Dabbashi, said he fears an all-out civil war. *Libya Warns UN It Risks Full-Scale Civil War -- Voice of America* UNITED NATIONS — Libya’s U.N. ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi warned Wednesday that his country could collapse into a “full blown civil war,” and he urged armed groups to halt hostilities and disarm. His remarks came as the Security Council adopted a resolution tightening an arms embargo and expanding sanctions to include militia leaders. The 15-nation council met to discuss Libya just days after its parliament – replaced in June – reconvene... more »

California: Davis City Council Just Ordered Police to Get Rid Of MRAP

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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Jen Sorensen: "If cops treated bankers the way Ferguson cops treat black people" (Plus: What does Ferguson have to do with racism in Israel?)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Daily Kos Comics [*click to enlarge*] *by Ken* I love this cartoon. The premise is so simple, even obvious, that it almost doesn't matter how it's actually executed -- the basic point is made, and the fact that it *is* so simple and obvious doesn't make the point any less important to make: If there's one thing we learned from -- or were reminded by -- the events at Feguson, it's that inequality of all sorts, economic as well as social (I totally love the way Jen Sorensen has neatly tied them together here), is now so firmly entrenched in our society that the "nuts" and "troublem... more »

Why Is The Islamic State So Determine To Gain The Release Of This Woman

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
FBI/Getty Image *This Is The Prisoner ISIS Wants To Trade For An American Hostage -- Daily Beast* As the life of another American hangs in the balance in Syria, ISIS shows its hand by demanding more than $6 million and the curious release of a female Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in a Texas prison mental ward. Few details have emerged about the identity of a 26-year-old American woman now at the center of an apparent terrorist trading plea by the Islamic State (also known as the “caliphate,” ISIS, or ISIL). According to press reports, the unnamed woman, who w... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"What caused this outburst of V838 Mon? For reasons unknown, star V838 Mon's outer surface suddenly greatly expanded with the result that it became the brightest star in the entire Milky Way Galaxy in January 2002. Then, just as suddenly, it faded. A stellar flash like this had never been seen before- supernovas and novas expel matter out into space. Click image for larger size. Although the V838 Mon flash appears to expel material into space, what is seen in the above image from the Hubble Space Telescope is actually an outwardly moving light echo of the bright flash. In a light ech... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Maintenance of Self”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Maintenance of Self”* by Chet Raymo "Ah, yes, the pitcher plant. Those devouring goblets. Those caldrons of digestive juices. And now naturalists have found the biggest one yet, as big as a chalice, on a mountaintop in the Philippines, its punch bowl filled with beetles, flies and wasps. *Come hither, ye who flitter. Admire my colors. Sip my nectar. Yes, yes, just like that, * *touch my milky pool. I'll be your Tar Baby. Your flypaper paramour. That's it. * *Sniff my irresistible scent. My buffet waits. Sip. Lap. Gorge yourself. * Gotcha! Countless plants use insects to consu... more »

Free Download: Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*Free Download:* *Charles Haanel,* *“The Master Key System”* by Moya Mulvay “What the Master Key System can do for you- transform your life and discover how: * The structure of the book is very much geared around a working manual each chapter is a short weekly lesson with a practical exercise, successively building upon the previous one, to take you logically through the total growth process. I found this structured pace very easy to work into my normal life. By the end you will understand how to use your power within to improve your life permanently. * The Master Key Syst... more »

Black Elk, "I See His Face..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The Sun, the Light of the world. I hear him coming. I see his face as he comes. He makes the beings on earth happy And they rejoice. O, Wakan Tanka, I offer to You this world of Light." - Black Elk, "The Sacred Pipe"

Ukrainian "Independence Day"

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
Upgraded Soviet-era military equipment on display during the Independence Day parade in Kiev on August 24. Artillery equipment on display during the Independence Day parade in Kiev on August 24. A Scarab rocket (OTR-21 Tochka) passes through during the Independence Day parade in Kiev on August 24. Ukrainian soldiers march in central Kiev during the Independence Day parade on August 24. US-made Cougar infantry carrier on display during the Independence Day parade in Kiev on August 24. BTR-4 armored vehicles on display during the Independence Day parade in Kiev on August 24. A... more »

A New Report On The Rise Of The Islamic State Reveals It To Be A Crisis 4 Years In The Making

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *West Point Report Describes Islamic State Threat As Crisis 4 Years In The Making -- FOX News* A new report from the West Point counterterrorism center challenges the notion that the Islamic State only recently became a major terror threat, describing the network's gains in Iraq as a crisis four years in the making. Meanwhile, Fox News has learned that top aides to President Obama expect the threat from the organization, also known as ISIS or ISIL, to outlast Obama's time in office. The details underscore the challenge facing the U.S. ... more »

"The First Rule Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The first rule of life is to reveal nothing, to be exceptionally cautious in what you say, in whatever company you may find yourself. If you have a secret, you have only to whisper it to your dearest friend with the strictest injunction that it will go no further, and within half a day the story is all over town, and when you do make what would seem to be a perfectly sensible remark, you will find it reported in the most grotesque form, thus incurring no end of criticism to rebound upon you." - Elizabeth Aston

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Frodsham, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Wendell Berry, "Remembering Now"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“You think you will never forget any of this, you will remember it always just the way it was. But you can't remember it the way it was. To know it, you have to be living in the presence of it right as it is happening. It can return only by surprise. Speaking of these things tells you that there are no words for them that are equal to them or that can restore them to your mind. And so you have a life that you are living only now, now and now and now, gone before you can speak of it, and you must be thankful for living day by day, moment by moment, in this presence. But you have a li... more »

In Excess - The Death of Michael Hutchence

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
In Excess - The Death of Michael Hutchence from Spike EP on Vimeo. Music critic *David Fricke*, writing in Rolling Stone, supplemented the standard metro daily obituary:* "His body bore the marks of a severe beating (a broken hand, a split lip, lacerations)."* *http://spikethenews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/who-killed-michael-hutchence.html* * "The sex game cover is a very useful mechanism in a murder. Not only does it provide a disguise for the actual means and method of death, it trashes the reputation of the victim and blunts the energy of any subsequent investigation."* *Crispin Bl... more »

Afghanistan Election turmoil Updates ( August 27 , 2014 ) -- Abdullah pulls out of Afghanistan vote audit Afghan presidential candidate accuses auditors of refusing to throw out fraudulent ballot papers and demands probe.......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Tweets..... *Memlik Pasha* ‏@MemlikPasha 25m Taliban threatening to overrun capital of Kondoz province in northern Afghanistan via @Reuters: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB N0GR0VA20140827?irpc=932 … - *Rosalind Mathieson* ‏@RosMathieson 2m Time for a quick trip back @johnkerry? #Abdullah Boycotts #*Afghanistan* Vote Review Amid Crisis http://bloom.bg/1qKt0Gh via @BloombergNews Top news story *Umanand Amin* ‏@umanandamin 15h *Afghanistan* *Election* in Crisis as Candidate Pulls Out of Audit: *Afghanistan*'s fraud-hit *election* teetered on t... http://bit.ly/1nBtM... more »

Al Qaeda Linked Islamic Fighters Are Now On The Border With Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Syrian Islamists Seize Golan Heights Border Crossing -- CNN* (CNN) -- Islamist militants battling the Syrian government seized control of the Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, according to an Israeli military spokesman and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Among the fighters were members of al-Nusra Front, a Syrian rebel group with ties to al Qaeda, according to the Israel Defense Forces. And while the Islamist forces are no match for Israeli troops in the heavily militarized zone, the takeover represents a new dyna... more »

"A Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"If I have harmed anyone in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask their forgiveness. If anyone has harmed me in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them. And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive I forgive myself for that. For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself." "A Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness"

"Releasing Guilt: Permission to Forgive Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Releasing Guilt: Permission to Forgive Ourselves"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Dwelling in guilt is like living your life with an anchor tied to your ankles dragging you down. Learning to accept the things that we perceive as wrong can be a difficult task for many of us. Often we have been brought up to accept that it is normal to feel guilty about our actions and that by doing so we will make everything seem alright within ourselves. Even though we might feel that we have a reason to make up for the choices we have made, it is much more important for us to learn how to deal w... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*ISIS And Obama's Dilemma: Would He Be Helping Assad In Syria Airstrikes? -- Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News* The U.S. says it would not co-operate with Syria if it proceeds with airstrikes against ISIS Around this time last year, U.S. President Barack Obama's secretary of state, John Kerry, was calling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a "thug and murderer" after evidence indicated chemical weapons were used against his own people. The way the White House was talking, it seemed airstrikes to punish Assad were inevitable, but then Obama diverted the final decision to Congress, sayin... more »

Demise of Sykes-Picot? Rise of ISIS And PKK

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*The good and the bad of the Middle East: indigenous women fighting to defend their land and freedom versus foreign Jihadists fighting to lay claim to a place they're not even from and who take women and children as slaves.* *An excerpt from, "The Middle East's Durable Map: Rumors of Sykes-Picot's Death are Greatly Exaggerated" by Steven Simon, Foreign Affairs, August 26, 2014:* Just as hysteria about the demise of Sykes-Picot was starting to die down, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has revived it by declaring its intention to revive the caliphate at least over what... more »

Poverty Breeds Healthcare Expenses

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
*Written by Mark Taliano* The corporatist narrative informs us that freedom is blind attachment to the dictates of opaque supranational stealth agreements that supersede and obviate national legislation, rules, and regulations. It tells us that tribunals outside of the reach of Canada's judiciary are to be trusted, and that investor-rights, even when the investor is a foreign country, are more important than national rights. Totalitarian corruption from above, free from the shackles of democracy, is the new theology as Canadians are taught to blindly trust the benevolent corpora... more »

“The Coming U.S. Economic Collapse Will Trigger a Revolution”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Coming U.S. Economic Collapse Will Trigger a Revolution”* by Harry Dent “When the next economic collapse comes, and it’s inevitable, the revolution against the upper class will kick into higher gear! Let me explain using my long-term economic cycle — the new 80-year, four season, Generation Wave — and an important 250-year cycle. Just like the weather, the economy shifts through four seasons as generations pass through it: spring, summer, fall and winter. There are dynamic fluctuations that favor innovation… then efficiency… then inflation… then deflation… all through differe... more »

Russia countermoves against US and Eu sanctions ( August 27 , 2014 ) -- The Nail In The Petrodollar Coffin: Gazprom Begins Accepting Payment For Oil In Ruble, Yuan ...... Russia may sell grain to Brazil, increase supplies to Egypt ( will sales be settled in rubles ? ) ......... Russian Central Bank prepares bill to create SWIFT analog in Russia ......... The SCO has informed New Delhi that it plans to approve documents making India a full member at a September 11-12 summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, senior officials have told The Telegraph. Iran, Pakistan and Mongolia will join India as new members of the grouping, now made up of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-27/gazprom-begins-accepting-payment-oil-ruble-yuan The Nail In The Petrodollar Coffin: Gazprom Begins Accepting Payment For Oil In Ruble, Yuan [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/27/2014 13:57 -0400 - Central Banks - China - New Normal - Newspaper - People's Bank Of China - Renminbi - Reserve Currency - Yuan inShare56 Several months ago, when Russia announced the much anticipated "Holy Grail" energy deal with China, some were disappointed that despite this symbolic agreement meant ... more »


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 5 hours ago
A publisher has asked me to compile my writings from the past 42 years... However, I have proposed simply the past 7 years, since I moved to Arizona. I am to choose my favorite writings to be published as collected works -- as a reader. If you have any favorites that you have ever read or taught from, please write me at: XColumn@gmail.com Most of what I have written the past 7 years has been as Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez. Prior to receiving my PhD, I did not include "Dr. Cintli" as part of my name. At the initial stage, I am free to suggest and design it in any manner I choose... f... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Mary Anne Grady Flores, a 58-year-old grandmother of three, was sentenced to a year in jail after photographing an anti-drone protest outside a military base near her home. While she waits on appeal, Grady Flores and her fellow protestors speak on the dangers of drone warfare, the right to dissent, and what she’ll do next.

Holocaust Image like for kids

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Some on likely without intent made holocaust jerseys for kids to wear. If its fashion its going to happen. But watch the Grey Zone for the awful truth. Its worse than you drunk uncle Buckingham you but its similar. If your uncle was untouchable. The Holocaust was the prime example of humanity abandoed for money or power. Never forget, but I fear we have and this garment is just another example of ignorance aiding power.

The Forever Threat: The Imminent Attack on Iran That Will Never Happen

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 6 hours ago
"Israel has drawn up plans for a combined air and ground attack on Iranian nuclear installations if diplomacy fails to halt Tehran's atomic program..." - Toledo Blade, March 14, 2005 Last month, amid the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, accomplished lunatic Louie Gohmert, a Republican congressman from Texas, took to the House floor and called for Iran to be attacked. After insisting it is "

World News Briefs -- August 27, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Ukraine Fighting Rages On After Leaders Hail Summit -- Bloomberg* Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian rebels raged on after inconclusive talks between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents on ending the conflict. Ukraine’s military said today that its forces killed 225 rebels and destroyed three tanks during the past 24 hours. Thirteen government soldiers were killed and 36 wounded, a military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, said at a briefing in Kiev, reporting fighting near the Sea of Azov close to the Russian frontier. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EA... more »

The Economy: “The Impending Catastrophe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Impending Catastrophe”* by Karl Denninger “It's not difficult to see this coming, if you bother to look. There is no rule of law any more if you're a government employee - or one of those protected by same. Let's put together just a partial list: *Health care. *Monopoly and/or cartel behavior of any sort is supposed to be illegal under 15 USC (Sherman and Clayton Acts) if market power exists. When you're flat on your ass with a heart attack in process there is no market; ergo, it exists. Ditto when you were just stung by a scorpion, or when the so-called "treating facility" r... more »

The Economy: “The Committee to Blow Up the World!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Committee to Blow Up the World!”* by Bill Bonner “All over the world stocks are rising. In the US, the S&P 500 rose over the 2,000 mark for the first time in history. The Dow is over 17,000. And if you want to buy a share of online TV network Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), you will pay $144 for every dollar the company earned over the last 12 months. If you bought the company outright, in other words, you'd have to wait until 2158 to earn your money back. But this story is playing out from Timbuktu to Taiwan to Texas. Here's the latest from Bloomberg: "Shares worldwide added m... more »

Thinking Animals

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 6 hours ago
Paul Shepard (1925-1996) grew up in rural Missouri, during a primitive era that lacked television, internet, and cell phones. He was lucky to live in a community where progress had not yet erased the wildlife. Young Paul was fascinated by wild animals. He collected butterflies and bird eggs. He hunted and fished. He adored the great outdoors. It was a happy time. World War II hurled him into the mass hysteria of modernity. He survived D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He spent 20 years at Pitzer College, close to the monstrous megalopolis of Los Angeles. During his lifetim... more »

Apply generously to exposed areas. Repeat Often.

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Audio Version. *Two nights ago, I prepared to enjoy the sunset and twilight of a summer evening. I covered my skin with insect repellent. We’ve had a lot of rain here and the mosquitoes are voracious. I enjoyed a beautiful clear sky and great conversation, but not without swatting away dozens of bugs. I got pretty bitten up, and complained about it. Yesterday, I again prepared for the outdoors, this time during the daylight hours. I reached for sunscreen from the same bag and noticed it looked remarkably similar to the tube of insect repellent from the night before. A ... more »

25 Brightest Young Economists

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 7 hours ago
Here is a list. By the way, six are at Harvard, more than any other school.

Fed Vice Chairman Warns: Your Bank May Seize Your Money to Recapitalize Itself

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
Mac Slavo At the height of the financial crisis in 2008 the U.S. government forced some of the countries largest banks to take “bailout” funds amounting to billions of dollars in order to keep them from going bankrupt. It was a move designed to not only keep too-big-to-fail financial institutions afloat, but one that would inspire confidence and keep American consumers spending. As a result, the last several years have seen stock markets reach record highs with Americans continuing to rack up personal debt for real estate, vehicles, education, and consumer goods as if the financia... more »

USGS Study: Yellowstone Eruption Would Send Ash Across North America

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
An example of the possible distribution of ash from a month-long Yellowstone supereruption. The distribution map was generated by a new model developed by the U.S. Geological Survey using wind information from January 2001. The improved computer model, detailed in a new study published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, finds that the hypothetical, large eruption would create a distinctive kind of ash cloud known as an umbrella, which expands evenly in all directions, sending ash across North America. Ash distribution will vary depending on cloud height, eruption duration,... more »

Peter Mckay goes full AK

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
The Federal Rob Ford. Please people on the east coast kill this legacy in 2015. His dad may not have been half bad. However little peeter has taken his cock to the taxpayer, it seems like everyday. I am so offended by the image of a CANADA merged with an AK 47. Do not do such to our national symbols you feeble master of reality.

Cameroon Forces Battling Boko Haram Militants From Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
BBC *Cameroon Says Kills 27 Boko Haram Militants In Border Clashes -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Cameroon's army has killed 27 members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram near a northern town, state radio said on Wednesday, in a sign of the growing cross-border threat the militants pose. The Boko Haram fighters crossed the border into Cameroon earlier this week, after attacking a military base and police station in Nigeria and apparently sending some 480 Nigerian troops retreating across the frontier. "Cameroon soldiers have killed 27 Boko Haram elements during an attack in a locality... more »

Florida's Crooked Governor Rick Scott Discovers Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Unless you're from Florida, you probably don't remember Jennifer Carroll, Rick Scott's former Lt. Governor, a crook-- like him-- but one he held to a much higher standard than he holds himself. Just over a year ago, we covered her problems with ethics and common decency, problems that caused Scott to force her to resign. Kartik Krishnaiyer used to occasion to point out that the resignation was just the latest example of the ongoing culture of cronyism and corruption in the Sunshine State. Florida Republicans have created a class of entitled politicians who lack intellectual curio... more »

She Used to Be In A Wheel Chair - The TED Talk That Comes With a Warning

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 7 hours ago
Heather Callaghan Yesterday, I wanted to share the great news about people who were actually successfully reversing their ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's. It turns out, people are also reversing another neurodegenerative disease - Multiple Sclerosis. Against all odds, and without much success in the conventional medical system, some people are discovering a way back to life, foregoing the belief in the typical death-sentence prognosis. They make connections about auto-immune conditions, the brain and the nervous system. They make connections, using an array of research studies and... more »

Garry Buttman tells us that thousands of years of breeding may be insane

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Another NHL team in Toronto. Do not fool me again. Toronto is the Leaf do not destroy this hockey thought for money.

Supplemental: Where do our cartoons come from!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014In Perlstein’s case, we can tell you:* Increasingly, the journalism of our election campaigns is a series of low-grade cartoons. The process has been unfolding for some time. We were surprised by Rick Perlstein’s cartooning when we revisited his 2008 best-seller, Nixonland, a few weeks ago. Nixonland concerns itself with some very important historical questions. But in Chapter Two, The Orthogonian, Perlstein constructs a remarkable series of highly peculiar cartoons. There’s a cartoon of the young Nixon himself, along with cartoons of his mother and fa... more »

Michael Doran and the Perception of Public Opinion

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 8 hours ago
Michael Doran, former Bush Administration Defense Department and National Security Council official, has a propensity for bad ideas and weak powers of deduction, expressed often in his analysis for the Brookings Institution, where he is a fellow. Remember he's the guy who, just before the invasion of Iraq, wrote this in the January/February 2003 issue of Foreign Affairs: What the Bush

"You Can't Talk About Race and Class and Privilege in a Soundbite"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
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No breakthrought at Minsk- Second front opens as Ukie forces flounder

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
Still being dam short on time and want to get to yet more on Syria & Ukraine, but this tidbit is going to have to do. Hopefully some great commenters will leave some more info!! hint, hint :) *Janes- Opening of second front as peace talks flounder indicates a military stalemate is developing in eastern Ukraine* Key Points - Peace talks were held between Russia and Ukraine in Minsk on 26 August, although little progress was made in finding a solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as separatist fighters apparently launched a new offensive towards the city of Mari... more »

A U.S. National Guard F-15 Fighter Jet Has Crashed In Virginia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes In Virginia Forest -- USA Today* An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said. The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson. The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana from its base in located in Westfield, M... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (front), Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a meeting with high-ranked officials representing Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and the European Union in Minsk, August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout *Talks Optimism Fades As Ukraine Says Russia Makes New Incursion -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russian forces of launching a new military incursion across its border on Wednesday, a day after the leaders of both countries agreed to work towards ... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 10 hours ago
*American military forces participating in Nevada Atomic testing* *From 1951 to 1970 the United States Government conducted over 1100 Atomic tests in Nevada whose radiation fallout has resulted in over 200,000 deaths throughout the country ~ instant karma for the over 200,000 deaths from the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and now Fukushima is slowly radiating the West Coast. In less than 70 years, Karmic law has once again asserted that those who ride the forces of evil will eventually be crushed by the very same forces: Allen L Roland, Ph.D* I was only 11 years old when ... more »

The Holy Alliance - By CARL BERNSTEIN

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*Reagan and Karol compare bullet-wounds* *Albino Lucciani, neé Pope John Paul I * *- A True Priest* *Trouble Brewing.* At a news conference, when Carter was asked about the new pope, Brzezinski says that Carter replied, *“Yes, I am very happy about the news. He is best friends with my national security advisor!” * Brzezinski was horrified. In 1976, Polish Archbishop Karol Wojtyla visited the United States and had tea with Brzezinski, a fellow Pole. It was the first time they had met. Two years later Woktyla was elected pope (Pope John Paul II), the first non-Italian elected hea... more »

Is An ISIS Inspired Group From The Pakistan Taliban Emerging?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC* *Hard-Line Splinter Group, Galvanized by ISIS, Emerges From Pakistani Taliban -- New York Times* ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban has suffered its second major split in three months, with militant leaders this week confirming the emergence of a hard-line splinter group inspired by the success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The new group, known as Jamaat-e-Ahrar, is composed of disaffected Taliban factions from four of the seven tribal districts along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, according to a video released by the group. Counterterrorism experts ... more »

James Foley: Fake tape = No beheading. Spooks and spies, oh my!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*The alleged beheading of James Foley? Just another psychological operation* If you have had your head buried in the sand and have no idea what is being discussed.......* James Foley “beheading” fans the war flames-Problem, Reaction, Solution* *Presently-* *The tape is, yawn, staged * A study of the four-minute 40-second clip, carried out by an international forensic science company which has worked for police forces across Britain, has raised a number of questions about what really happened on a patch of desert land,* thought *to be somewhere in northern Syria. The analysis *highl... more »

Steak and Mushroom Egg Rolls

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
My husband's egg roll obsession continues. This version, a steak and mushroom egg roll, is incredibly tasty. It's a hardier version of a traditional egg roll and is super easy and quick to make. I'm pretty sure the inspiration for this recipe came from the fact my husband got a new grill and looks for any excuse to use it. INGREDIENTS1 lb. thin cut steak 10 mushrooms, sliced 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced 1 bunch cilantro 1 package egg roll wrappers DIRECTIONSPreparing the steak: it's important to choose a steak cut that is thin. This will allow for faster grilling and easier chewing i... more »

Kaggle Higgs contest: the solution file for everyone

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*Well, an approximate one* Have you ever searched for the solution file for the Higgs Kaggle contest? Have you ever asked why the organizers don't just publish it so that everyone is smarter? ;-) Did you ever want to be able to estimate your submission's score without sending it to the Kaggle server? Have you ever been confused by the normalization of the weights? Because I just got a permission from my teammate and it is allowed for the contestants to be generous and share their wisdom with the whole Internet and all the competitors, I just decided to help everyone – and, perhap... more »

Update: CDC whistleblower in touch with members of Congress

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
image source Jon Rappoport In a recent video interview with Brian Hooker, Gary Franchi of nextnewsnetwork.com has elicited several pieces of vital information. Franchi’s interview is headlined: “CDC Responds: Admits Omitting Vaccine Data.” It is available at nextnewsnetwork and at YouTube. Brian Hooker, PhD, Franchi’s interviewee, is one contact for CDC whistleblower William Thompson. Hooker has published a re-analysis of the CDC’s fraudulent work on the MMR vaccine, showing that the CDC indeed buried the connection between the vaccine and autism. In the interview, Hooker st... more »

Obama Set to Sign UN Climate Change Agreement WITHOUT Congress

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Melissa Melton The New York Times is reporting that the Obama administration is working behind the scenes to “forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions,” without seeking approval from Congress whatsoever: In preparation for this agreement, *to be signed at a United Nations summit**meeting in 2015* in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries* to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution*. *But under the C... more »

Too Much Bad News For Me

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 10 hours ago
Reading about harper's racist contempt for violence against First Nations women, and reading the racist garbage from his racist fans. Idiotic reporting about whether Obama should "save" Iraqis from ISIS. (Why not ask who is funding these maniacs? Why not ask why it would have been okay for them to have conquered Syria, but not Iraq?) The IPCC report on irreversible climate change. I don't know what to say.

First Week Of August Deadliest Of 2014 In Iraq

MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
August 1-7 was the deadliest week of 2014 in Iraq. The insurgents were active in seven provinces. In Anbar militants laid siege to Haditha. In neighboring Babil there was continued clashes in Jurf al-Sakhr. Baghdad saw a new wave of car bombs, while in Diyala the Islamic State (IS) took Jalawla from the Kurds. Kirkuk city faced terrorist attacks, while there was fighting all throughout central Salahaddin. What garnered international attention however was IS’s successful offensive in northern Ninewa into Kurdish held territory that led to the fall of Sinjar and the surrounding area... more »

The Global Warming Scam: US President Set To Sign UN Climate Change Agreement Without The US Congress (Here Comes Carbon Taxation For Americans)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
Yes, the Israeli slaughter of the innocent people of Gaza appears to be over for the time being... A new "ceasefire" agreement has supposedly been reached, and the intense bombing and genocide of the people of Gaza is at an end for the time being... With that momentarily out of the picture, it is time to focus on other issues around the planet..... One is of course the continuing battle with the hucksters still promoting the lie of "Global Warming" or as they try to promote it now.. "Climate Change"... I have said it clearly in every weekly rant that the US criminal government is he... more »

A Confused DCCC Doesn't Know If It Wants To Turn Out Voters Or Turn Off Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Yesterday Digby covered how Florida Democrats-- except Debbie Wasserman Schultz-- hope to use a medical marijuana initiative to turn out voters. In Colorado young people (the 18-29 cohort) made up 14% of Colorado voters, already high because of Obama-enthusiasm. But it increased to 20% in 2012 when there was a marijuana initiative on the ballot. Same results in Oregon-- where it went from 12% to 17% and in Washington, where the jump was from 10% to a startling 22%. And that was *not* what happened in states that did not have marijuana initiatives on the ballot. In fact, there was a... more »

UN: 'Countless Actors' Fighting And Committing War Crimes In The Syrian Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Islamic State And Syrian Government Committing War Crimes: U.N. -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their increasingly brutal fight against each other, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. Islamic State forces in northern Syria are waging a campaign to instill fear, including amputations, public executions and whippings, they said. Government forces have dropped barrel bombs on civilian areas, including some believed to contain the chemical agent chlorine in eight incidents in Ap... more »

Eva Moskowitz: Wall Street Stage Mother

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 11 hours ago
Hedge-funded, politically-connected New York charter pusher Eva Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a “protector of children.” She insinuates that her charter school forcefulness is.. ahem.. “for the children,” and likens herself to to a “mama bear”: “I’d be bullied, maybe, if children weren’t at stake,” she said. “But my momma-bear instinct kicks in […]

Having a ball

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago

Opinion Evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. M.C., 2014 ONCA 611: [67] The law of evidence distinguishes between fact and opinion. The distinction seems more and ultimately one of convenience rather than of objective reality. All sensory data is mediated by our powers of perception, assimilation and expression. But the distinction remains and is expressed in the rule that generally, but not universally, excludes evidence of opinion. [68] Among the exceptions to the opinion rule are the opinions of experts. Duly qualified experts may testify about subjects that are within their field of expertise, logically... more »

President Obama Promises No U.S. Boots On The Ground In Iraq But A Long Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Obama Warns Of Extended Campaign Against ISIS -- Time* The President makes his first public comments on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq since returning from vacation. President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday that the United States would not rest until it brought to justice the killer of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). “Rooting out a cancer like [ISIS] won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” Obama told an audience of veterans and their families at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. a week af... more »

Supplemental: The tribal hatred just keeps on coming!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014* *In today's Times, the Yazidis are us:* In today’s paper, the New York Times describes the tribal hatred aimed at the Yazidis. Azam Ahmed did the reporting. We thought of conduct which was described in Nazi-occupied Poland, then in the Balkans and in Rwanda. Ever so briefly, we also thought about us: AHMED (8/27/14): The afternoon before his family fled the onslaught of Sunni militants, Dakhil Habash was visited by three of his Arab neighbors. *Over tea, his trusted friend Matlul Mare told him not to worry about the advancing fighters and that no harm ... more »

Republican Senator Bob Corker’s “Russian Aggression Prevention Act” by consequence or design is driving Russia toward a first-strike nuclear war. It is certain that any major nuclear war would destroy the human race. Yet the U.S. Senate is cool with Corker’s idiotic bill, as are most Americans who believe whatever the despicable mainstream media tells them. At least the Germans are getting the message and may yet buck the role that the insane neocons have assigned to them...

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *Guest Article by Steven Starr – Senator Corker’s Path to Nuclear War* ------------------------------ August 23, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Guest Article by Steven Starr – Senator Corker’s Path to Nuclear War Steven Starr explained to us the lethality of Nuclear Weapons on May 30, 2014 http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/05/30/lethality-nuclear-weapons/ . In the article below, Starr explains how Republican Senator Bob Corker’s “Russian Aggression Preve... more »

Most Americans believe that U.S. government lies when repeated by the despicable mainstream media must therefore be true. Thankfully the Germans are catching on...

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *Guest Interview with former German Defense Ministry Official* ------------------------------ August 26, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Former official of the German Ministry of Defense says the world has heard enough of EU lies. “People here in Germany are fed up with NATO lies.” It is a 5 minute interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54Y28LR3tyk&feature=youtube_gdata_player Blogger's Note: PCR's blog does not accommodate attaching videos, so in th... more »

A Look At How The Islamic State Uses Suicide Squads To Achieve Battlefield Victories

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Islamic State Relying More On Suicide Squads -- Defense News* DUBAI — Militants with the Islamic State (IS) are increasingly relying on terror tactics and suicide squads, and the method was key in their recent capture of one of Syria’s largest air bases, experts say. IS fighters captured the strategic Tabqa air base in the Raqqa province after raging battles since Aug. 19, tallying more than 170 members of government forces and over 360 IS fighters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The weeks of fighting for control of Tabqa air base has featured a terror str... more »

Royal Malaysian Navy Releases First Official Image of its LCS-SGPV Corvette

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 11 hours ago
[image: Royal Malaysian Navy LCS]The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) unveiled for the first time an official rendering of its future Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) - Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV). The vessel is based on DCNS' Gowind Combat corvette design. DCNS is the warship design authority while local shipyard Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn will be in charge of buidling the vessels locally. The RMN's LCS will have a length of 111 meters and a displacement of 3,100 tons. Read more

The Islamic State Is Learning From The U.S. On How To Fight Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters in military vehicles parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters) *What The Islamic State Learned From The U.S. About Fighting A War -- Brian Castner, Washington Post* We’re caught in a revenge cycle with a death cult, and it’s redefining modern warfare. The horrific murder of journalist James Foley is case in point. Once, hitting targets of opportunity or instituting a propaganda campaign were peripheral to massed armies killing each other in trenches and cities and jungles. To win, one country crushed another’s w... more »

Elizabeth Green Asks Whether True Believers in “No Excuses” Can Learn

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 12 hours ago
The first rule of teachers in schools that serve every child who walks through the door is “pick your battles.” A teacher’s key skill, we’re often told from day #1, is “learn what to ignore.” A charter school teacher who does not understand the essential nature of such survival skills may claim to teach the “same […]

METAPHORS AND FACTS: Simplified stories and Michael Brown’s death!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014Part 3—What Joe Klein wrote:* Full disclosure. We used to do a comedy bit on the subject of “simple solutions.” (One such “simple solution:” “We’re going to send it all back to the states! We’ll let the *states* run the government, those magnificent states!” That was one premise in that bit. You can fashion the punch-lines.) We used to try to make people laugh at the existence of “simple solutions.” Perhaps for the reason, we were drawn to Joe Klein’s essay concerning Michael Brown’s death. Klein’s brief essay appeared at Time. These are the headlines o... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
NATO holds its annual war making confab in Wales on August 30 - September 5. It's evident to me that NATO is the global military arm of corporate capital - with the US running it all through their massive satellite war fighting infrastructure. Protests and a 'counter summit' are being organized by a coalition of peace groups worldwide. See more *here* Under the pretext of an 'overt' Russian threat, NATO is pushing for a ‘readiness action plan’ that will bring the Cold War military bloc closer to Russian borders than ever - even despite objections from some NATO members. James C... more »

Iraqi Govt Adviser: ISIS/Islamic State Has 100,000 Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters) *ISIS Has 100,000 Fighters, Growing Fast - Iraqi Govt Adviser -- RT* The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups. Foreign estimates put the figure between 20,000 and 50,000. “[The] Islamic State didn’t come from nowhere,” according to Hisham al-Hashimi, who ... more »

Double Agent Doubletalk

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
I had to read this McClatchy piece twice, just to make sure I wasn't seeing double. Here's the gist: a criminal lawyer who used to defend CIA torturers, and who was confirmed to a government post in 2009 only upon his solemn oath that he'd recuse himself from any investigations having to do with the CIA, has been given the go-ahead by the Obama administration to censor the Senate report on CIA torture and other patriotic crimes against "folks." Senate CIA Moll Dianne Feinstein (D-Surveillance State) has absolutely no problem with this, while Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) is reprising hi... more »

"TeacherTown" Now Paying Charters Over $80 Million Per Year in Projected Enrollment Cash

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Not only is Shelby County and the State coughing up over $80 million each year for corporate reform schools whose test scores are, for the most part, the same or worse than the schools they replaced, but almost $20 million of that is for enrollment that never materialized. In 2013-14, the profiteering charters over-estimated their enrollment to collect millions they use to make more. When they do not pay it all back, as in the case with KIPP Memphis and Willie Herenton's crumbling charter empire, the County has to go to the State to get its money back. Here is a chart from the ... more »

Rally at the Justice Department for Mike Brown and Against Police Brutality and Militarization

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
*Green Shadow Cabinet* *Washington, DC – *On Wednesday, August 27 at 4pm, activists will rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of our police forces. Speakers include legal experts and organizers: - Green Shadow Cabinet Director of Government Transparency and Accountability, *Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo* - Institute of the Black World President *Ron Daniels... more »

Truth - A Quote from Larry Winget

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
Source. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-with-Common-Sense/154468647938561

I have seen the future

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 12 hours ago
Or the *selfie* of the future, that is. By Capt. Fogg Selfie of the day, selfies of the week -- we can hardly breathe with the effort of working *selfie* into every page, every story, every moment of news. 6 uses of the word in a 15 second news spot and it's hardly unique. They're *trending* on Twitter and I effort to litter every page with SELFIES! How did we ever get along without that word in those dull, crepuscular days without hashtags when only birds would tweet and that picture you took of yourself was a picture you took of yourself? No, selfie is here to stay and there ... more »

President Obama Wants A War Plan Against The Islamic State By The End Of This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Pete Souza/White House *Obama Wants New ISIS War Plan ASAP -- Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* *Leading U.S. officials now believe that America has to expand its air war against ISIS into Syria, but nobody knows yet how we can do it… or what will happen next.* President Obama wants to decide by the end of the week whether or not his war in Iraq against the Islamic State will expand to the group’s haven in eastern Syria. But nearly everything about the potential military campaign is still in flux, administration officials tell The Daily Beast—from the goals of the effort to the ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Israel, Gaza Quiet As Cease-fire Takes Hold -- Voice of America* Israel and the Gaza Strip were calm Wednesday on the first full day of a new "open-ended" cease-fire. The Israeli military reported no rocket attacks from Gaza and no airstrikes by its forces on the Palestinian territory. The truce took effect Tuesday evening, 50 days after tensions between the two sides erupted into a war that has killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Sixty-nine Israelis have died, all but five of them soldiers. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Gaza truce holding but Israel's Neta... more »

On a Budget? Pink Slime is Back to Save You Money!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Daisy Luther Remember how horrified people were to learn of the ammonia-soaked pink slime in their ground beef and fast-food burgers? It was so bad that one company, Beef Products Inc., was forced to close several plants and file for bankruptcy after the backlash in 2012. Incidentally, BPI filed a 1.2 billion dollar lawsuit is pending against ABC for breaking the story that more than 70% of grocery store ground beef contained pink slime. Well, in response to rising meat costs, it’s back. (Did it ever actually leave?) BPI will be manufacturing the slaughterhouse remnant product at... more »

Simple Solutions Come From Simple Minds

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
http://brane-space.blogspot.ca/ What is behind Stephen Harper's war on sociology? Jakeet Sing writes: So what does Harper have against sociology? First, Harper is clearly trumpeting a standard component of neo-liberal ideology: that there are no social phenomena, only individual incidents. (This ideology traces back to Margaret Thatcher’s famous claim that “there is no such thing as society.”) Neo-liberalism paints all social problems as individual problems. The benefit of this for those who share Harper’s agenda, of c... more »

CDC whistleblower is just the tip of the iceberg

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
image source Jon Rappoport William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, has yet to step into the light and make a full and definitive statement about the CDC concealing MMR-vaccine dangers. Mothers of autistic children are now preparing a class-action suit against the CDC for covering up the MMR vaccine-autism connection. They will undoubtedly want Thompson as a witness. He can talk now or talk later. The public at large still has blind faith in “medical experts” and the truth of published studies. Fraud at the CDC? A study that was intentionally distorted to give a pass to a tox... more »

Identification Evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
R. v. MacDonald, 2014 ONCA 610: [11] The sole issue at this trial was identification and the only evidence linking the appellant to the alleged offences was that of the witness Reeves. In these circumstances, a careful instruction on identification evidence was required. In my view there were several significant deficiencies in the trial judge's instruction to the jury on the issue of identification and the cumulative effect of those errors is fatal to the convictions. [12] First, the trial judge failed to warn the jury of the limited weight to be accorded to the in-d... more »

Iraq Suffers Through New Car Bomb Wave

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
As part of the Islamic State’s (IS) summer offensive it has launched more and more car bombs across the country. In the past, these series of bombs would be separated by several days lasting sometimes up to a week. In August there have been five car bombs waves so far with only one day in between them showing that IS is ramping up its operations. Aftermath of car bombing in Kirkuk Aug 23 part of the most intense VBIED waves seen in Iraq for years (*EPA*) IS has used car bombs for two purposes in recent months. Before they were just an instrument of terror aimed mostly at civilia... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*US Weighs Risks Of Attacking Jihadists In Syria -- Stars and Stripes/McClatchy Washington Bureau* WASHINGTON — Amid growing pressure to act, President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautioned that defeating the Islamic State would take time, even as some Pentagon officials expressed frustration with what they decried as White House foot-dragging on striking the militant group’s Syria sanctuaries. With U.S. aircraft pressing attacks on Islamic State fighters in Iraq, the administration confronted mounting questions about how it would deal with al-Qaida’s spinoff’s presence on Syria’s si... more »

The Flagrantly Fabricated Ferguson Phenomenon

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
by Zen Gardner I’ve avoided getting into this because it’s so goddamn obvious, but I’ve had some requests regarding how I see this “news”. There’s nothing new about it – a convenient ignition point sparked by a lone incident, resulting in expected protest and deliberately inflamed chaos and media mind-pumping. Same old, same old. When will humanity wake up, I don’t know. I understand the outrage. Not only was there another example of the mindless cop killer meme we see played out daily “subduing” an unarmed suspect by outright killin... more »

A Victory for Palestine

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
[image: Palestinians celebrating their victory in the Israeli war on Gaza, August 26, 2014] Everyone - Palestinians, realists, and even Zionists - is admitting Palestine won this summer's Gaza War. Full story: http://presstv.com/detail/2014/08/27/376750/palestines-giant-leap-toward-final-victory/

$645 in Giftcards Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
t's a special day today! We're celebrating blogger birthdays this week with The Cards We Drew and we've rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it's YOUR birthday! We're giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only--sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the great prizes and bloggers involved and please be sure to read the fine print! [image: abbey logo] *Each blogger picked their own gift card to giveaway...so here's what's up for grabs!!* Someday ... more »

METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 14 hours ago
I guess my attitude towards elections could be taken as evidence that my purity has been compromised. Maybe the old cat has been belled. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 27, 2014 “Would you rather vote for … finish reading *METRO* | Steve Russell : Voting for change


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Speaking at Kennedy Space Center protest in Florida in 1990* - I had a beer with Regis Tremblay yesterday at our usual spot here in Bath. He lives just over the bridge on the other side of the Kennebec River that separates our two towns. He handed me back the photo above that he had scanned for inclusion in an interview he recently filmed. He'd doing a series of short video spots with veterans talking about how their experiences in the military turned them into peaceniks. - This photo was taken at a protest I organized in 1990 while working with the... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Politics and flood control ~N.O. Advocate* *What will tailgating be like for Tulane home games? ~Robert Morris, Uptown Messenger* *Experts find little progress, little commitment to changes by Gusman at OPP ~Jim Mustian * *Heart of Louisiana: Masonic Jewels ~Dave McNamara, WVUE* *White Buffalo Day! ~NOLA DEFENDER *

Black Hawk Helicopters Buried In Fire Suppression FOAM At Oklahoma Army Base (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Black Hawk Drowned! Alarm Test Gone Wrong Leaves Helicopters Buried In Fire Suppression FOAM At Army Base -- Daily Mail* * Ten Black Hawk helicopters were buried Tuesday morning at the Tulsa, Oklahoma Army National Guard base * At one point, cyclonic winds created a foam-devil on the base * Officials say none of the aircraft were damaged A fire alarm test gone awry left a fleet of Black Hawk military choppers buried in fire suppression foam at an Oklahoma base Tuesday. An outside contractor at the Oklahoma Army National Guard base was testing the safety system when the foam was ac... more »

Shooting instructor dies after being accidentally shot by girl

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Live Leak A shooting instructor has died after a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot him in the head as he taught her how to use a sub-machine gun. Charles Vacca, a father and veteran from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was airlifted to hospital on Monday morning after the little girl shot him with a Uzi at an outdoor shooting range in Dolan Springs. 'Vacca was standing next to the girl while he was instructing her how to use the weapon when the accident happened,' a Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told *BNO News*. 'Further investigations determined [that when] the gir... more »

Last Night's Primaries

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Last night saw primary results come in for Florida, Vermont and Arizona and for primary-runoffs in Oklahoma. The only thing that interests me in Republican results is if the right-wing punters pick an extremist or criminal type who will be easier for a Democrat to beat. Otherwise, their races don't interest me. Let's look at Florida first: no surprises. The two districts Democrats have the best chance to win-- FL-27 (where Obama beat Romney 53-47%) and FL-13 (where Obama beat Romney 50-49%)-- don't have Democrats running. How is that possible? Easy-- Debbie Wasserman Schultz prote... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Pediatricians’ group: School should not start before 8:30 a.m.* Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy. The influential group says teens are especially at risk; for them, "chronic sleep loss has increasingly become the norm." Studies have found that most U.S. students in middle school and high school don... more »

What Will It Take For Either The U.S. Or China To Decide To Go To War With The Other?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Photo Credit*: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *When Might a Great Power War Make Sense? -- Ankit Panda, The Diplomat* What will it take for either the U.S. or China to decide to go to war with the other? Last week, Alex Ward discussed the potential for a great power war between the United States and China. He framed his argument in terms of prominent international relations scholar Robert Gilpin’s “three preconditions,” as presented in his book War and Change in World Politics. Ward convincingly demonstrates that each of Gilpin’s preconditions is either close to being met in today’s world... more »

A Look At The Russian Military Tactic Of ‘Maskirovka’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Image from the Revolution Spirit *‘Maskirovka’ Is Russian Secret War -- Paul Huard, War Is Boring* *Sneaky tactics are an old Russian tradition* Armed men with their faces covered by balaclavas who say they are pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists but who possess weapons and equipment used to equip Russian special forces. A convoy of more than 200 vehicles that the Russian government said carried humanitarian relief for people in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, yet many of the vehicles inspected by customs officials at the Russian-Ukrainian border were nearly empty. Earlier in August, ... more »

A Cat Named Peaches

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
A Cat Named Peaches from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Peaches Geldof inquest told she hid heroin in sweet box Peaches Geldof's husband Tom Cohen says the 25-year-old presenter had started using heroin again in February this year as inquest hears there was no evidence she intended to take her own life* The fatal heroin dose that killed Peaches Geldof was discovered in a box containing sweets, an inquest has heard. The 25-year-old mother of two was found dead in April in the spare bedroom of her home in Kent, with her 11-month old son Phaedra, close by in another room. Having successfully ... more »

Bob Geldof and African Depopulation

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
African Depopulation - The True Reason for Bob Geldof's Knighthood from Spike EP on Vimeo. Ethiopian charity scam. Millions of dollars in Western aid for victims of the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85 was siphoned off by rebels to buy weapons, a BBC investigation finds. Former rebel leaders told the BBC that they posed as merchants in meetings with charity workers to get aid money. They used the cash to fund attempts to overthrow the government of the time. One rebel leader estimated $95m (£63m) - from Western governments and charities including Band Aid - was channelled into the rebe... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
The US is further ramping up its involvement in the Levant as the Islamic State threat grows. On Tuesday, the Obama administration revealed it will conduct surveillance flights over Syria to monitor the radical jihadists that have taken control of large portions of the country. Longtime foes, the US and Syria both announced they are not working together on the operation, and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem warned that while surveillance is acceptable, unilateral strikes will be viewed as acts of aggression. Matt Southworth of the Friends Committee on National Legislation speaks ... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( August 27 , 2014 ) - Mission Sprint underway ----From R2P of Yazidi( until finding there weren't thousands trapped on a mountain ) , to bombing areas around Erbil and Mosul Dam ( to protect Embassy in Erbil and retake Mosul Dam ) , potential creep to bombiing in Anbar and plotting to bomb in Syria --- US Surveillance Flights A Step Toward Expanding War Into Syria Pretext for Strike Remains Unclear......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Anti War..... US Surveillance Flights A Step Toward Expanding War Into SyriaPretext for Strike Remains Unclear by Jason Ditz, August 26, 2014 Print This | Share This Officials confirmed the move toward surveillance flights over ISIS targets in Syria, leaving somewhat open the question of when the US is going to start launching airstrikes against targets inside Syria, expanding the Iraq War across the border. Yet it’s not really a question of if, but when, as the surveillance flights are clearly the first step toward such attacks. The primary question is how to start launching such at... more »

How Not to Write About Rotherham

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 17 hours ago
Sexual violence against women and girls comes in all skin colours, all languages, all forms of religious belief. One would hope its tacit acceptance by institutions laying claim to the protection of the most vulnerable lies in the distant past. But the report into the institutional silence, if not *silencing* of the victims of a Pakistani-descent paedophile gang shows this appalling abuse is not part of our uncomfortable yesterdays. It's contemporary, it's here, and lives are still being broken by sexual predators who rape children with seeming impunity. Evidently, a lot of serious... more »

Amazon Gets All Twitchy

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 17 hours ago
We have long argued about the logic of joining up the media dots. Some see this as merging the technology and using one technology architecture to deliver all services. Others see the services as remaining separate and simply offering a ‘one stop’ consumer umbrella, which collectively makes it difficult to compete with. This week Amazon has acquired games streaming service Twitchfor a cool $1 billion ($973 million). Twitch claims to be the fourth largest generator of peak load Internet traffic, which is greater than Hulu, Facebook and Amazon. According to Twitch it has quickly b... more »

Leveraging Laureen: Part 2

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 17 hours ago
So, how's that "leveraging Laureen" strategy going for the heartless, soulless CONservative government of Canada? Judging from this piece from APTN (video), not well. Herr Harper made his annual pilgrimage to the North, taking the First Cat Lady with him, and while he declined to answer any questions atall atall, Laureen deigned to answer a question about hungry children in the North with a word salad on corporate wonderfulness. Really, watch the video at the APTN link, and more importantly, listen to the tone of it. Wouldn't it be grand if other media outlets turned a similar crit... more »

Pentagon's top-secret hypersonic weapon explodes in mystery Alaska fireball: Flaming missile that can hit anywhere on Earth in an hour lights up the sky

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
Kodiak photographer Scott Wight watched the launch from Cape Greville in Chiniak Weapon able to travel at speeds of up to 3,500mph and strike anywhere on Earth in hours *Me thinks it can't strike anywhere if some force keeps it from leaving the launch pad...just sayin'.... * *-AK* *Pentagon's top-secret hypersonic weapon explodes in mystery Alaska fireball: Flaming missile that can hit anywhere on Earth in an hour lights up the sky* *Rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska* Kodiak photographer Scott Wigh... more »

Ebola - The Military Connection (The New African, No. 339, December 17, 1996)

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
Ebola - The Military Connection (The New African, No. 339, December 17, 1996) from Spike EP on Vimeo. This segment sets forth information indicating that the deadly Ebola virus that has emerged in Africa may be a man-made virus that was developed in Western biological warfare programs. Relying on information presented in a German television documentary and accessed in a magazine called The New African, the broadcast notes that the epidemiology of the disease makes little sense and that the institutions dealing with the disease are intimately connected to Western BW institutions. A... more »

The Future of British Defence

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: HMS Diamond]The 2010 British Strategic Security and Defence Review (SDSR) begun with an unambiguous statement of intent; ‘Our country has always had global responsibilities and global ambitions. We have a proud history of standing up for the values we believe in and we should have no less ambition for our country in the decades to come’. It then goes on to outline how this might be achieved. Britain must be ‘more thoughtful, more strategic and more coordinated in the way we advance our interests and protect our national security’. But since 2010 the record has not reflecte... more »

StarWhackers Inc. - Dirk Benedict

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
StarWhackers Inc. - Dirk Benedict of The A-Team Describes Having Lunch with a StarWhacker from Spike EP on Vimeo. Dirk Benedict (born March 1, 1945) is an American movie, television and stage actor who played the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series. He is the author of Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy.

"Female terrorist does not regret murder of 15 civilians" including 8 children

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
http://youtu.be/HP-uWEQhFHs Partners in peace? Love life as much as Jews and Christians?

For The Earth Suffers - by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*For the Earth suffers as do all life forms on Earth. Balance must be regained. More of the Heavenly knowledge and wisdom must be filtered through your learning systems so that a renewal of energy occurs. * *The ancients still had this knowledge of how to bridge the gap between life and death or Heaven and Earth. The old ones could open a hole in the veil that separates the worlds and gain useful information or knowledge that would benefit the many. * *This information was freely shared and expected from the others in the tribe or clan or whatever name you have given these s... more »

Cristobal, Marie on animated global wind map

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Finally, one may see some exciting realtime pictures on the global wind map (click here to get the interactive app; TRF instructions are available, too). Yes, the hurricane approaching the Bermudas (East of Florida) is called Cristobal. The Pacific hurricane West of California is called Marie. By clicking around, I was only able to find a spot with 83 km/h in Cristobal while the same number I achieved inside Marie after a minute was 91 km/h. Marie is a stronger, more destructive hurricane because she is female. Look how boring the hurricanes look on the U.S. National Hurric... more »

Who Is To Blame For The Rise Of The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Screenshot from Islamic State video *How The US, Its Allies, And Its Enemies All Made ISIS Possible -- Zack Beauchamp, VOX* Who is to blame for the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? The group's stunning military advances in Iraq and Syria have, together, built the most important safe haven for Islamic extremists since Taliban-held Afghanistan, and possibly ever. So it is important to understand where ISIS came from — and how it got so strong. The truth, as usual, isn't simple. No one person or group can be blamed for ISIS's rise. The Iraqi and Syrian governments play... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Listen

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 19 hours ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

Chaos Is....A Quote from Jose Saramago

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered”* Jose Saramago About this author *José de Sousa Saramago* (pronounced [ʒuˈzɛ sɐɾɐˈmagu]) is a Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998. He founded the National Front for the Defense of Culture (Li... more »

Test missile fired at QF-16

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
On a dry, clear summer morning, Michael Macwilliam readied the QF-16 aerial target for its first live fire test. Macwilliam is no stranger to the F-16. “I flew F-16s my whole career, since 1985,” said Macwilliam. He now works for Boeing on the QF-16 program, which modified six F-16s to fly unmanned as aerial targets. Macwilliam is responsible for getting the jet ready to fly unmanned, and this time ground-to-air missiles were fired at the jet. Read more

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*LAUNCHING FLARES* Air Force Capts. Andrew Glowa, left, and William Piepenbring launch flares from two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, Aug. 18, 2014, over southern Georgia. The pilots are with the 74th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter

China unveils most advanced drone at 2014 Peace Mission drill

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
China's military drones participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) anti-terror drills in Inner Mongolia for the first time on Tuesday. Participating in the live fire drills, the drone, who's model was unidentified, shot off several missiles during the rehearsal, said Shen Jinke, spokesman of China Air force. "The drone, tasked with surveillance, reconnaissance and ground attacks, will play a vital role in fighting against terrorism," he said. Read more

Russia to upgrade radar in Kazakhstan involved in testing Moscow’s missile defense

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Neman-P radar Russia is upgrading the experimental radar Neman-P, located in Kazakhstan at the Sary-Shagan test site, which is part of the Kapustin Yar proving ground. The work is to be completed by 2016, Defense Ministry’s strategic missile force spokesman, Major Dmitry Andreyev, has told ITAR-TASS. “The Neman radar was used to monitor the air space situation and confirm flight parameters of target missiles in testing the missile defencse system A-135,” Andreyev recalled. Read more

'I was scared of being called a racist.'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Time after time in the coverage of the Rotherham sex abuse cases I've heard people say that they or others had been put off investigating these claims because of fear of being called a racist. That's what the politically correct forces in this country have done. They've made people scared to defend innocent young girls from paedophile gangs because to be branded a racist is considered the worst thing that could happen. So too few people were brave enough to point out that most of the victims were white or of mixed race, while all too often the perpetrators came from Britain's P... more »

Turkey delays missile defense decision until end of year

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: FD2000 (HQ-9)]The Defense Industry Undersecretariat announced that the tender process for the Long-Range Missile Defense System Project, one of the biggest projects of the defense industry, which Chinese, American and Italian-French companies have entered, has been postponed for the third time to Dec. 31. According to information compiled by an Anadolu Agency (AA) correspondent, the project carried out in order to ensure air defense at low/middle/high altitudes and at long-ranges, was initiated with the decision of Defense Industry Executive Board (SSİK) chaired by Prime Mi... more »

China Will Sell HJ-12 Missiles That Can Destroy America’s Best Tanks

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Chinese regime is putting the finishing touches on its new HJ-12 anti-tank missiles. Its soldiers will be toting around the new weapons, which can destroy modern third-generation tanks, and China is also planning to sell the portable missile systems. The HJ-12 is an anti-tank weapon. It’s able to target tanks close to 2.5 miles away, according to China Daily, the English edition of China’s state-owned People’s Daily. China’s previous-generation anti-tank weapons have shown up in the hands of rebel groups around the world, including with ISIS. The video shows Islamic combatants... more »

'Condom to fuck more advertising of all times' According to the Portuguese to English translation anyway!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

Devon warship seizes £21 million cocaine after boat pursuit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMS Argyll]A Devon-based Royal Navy warship has seized nearly 600 kilos of cocaine with a UK street value of £21million after a 12-hour pursuit across the Caribbean. After receiving information that a suspicious-looking vessel had been spotted by a maritime patrol aircraft, Plymouth-based HMS Argyll, which is on counter-narcotic operations in the region, deployed to intercept it. Once she closed on the boat, the ship launched her onboard Lynx helicopter to confirm it was acting in a way typical of drug smugglers, before sending her sea boats across to capture the crew and co... more »

Working Towards F-22s for the Canadian Air Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-22 Raptor]As a longtime advocate for Canada’s acquisition of the F-22 Raptor, I fine it disappointing to see little real progress being made towards a more mature view of Canada’s national defense policies. Indeed, we appear to going backwards, thereby making the acquisition of truly world-class military hardware even further away than it was back in 2011 when hopes were high soon after the Conservative Party took office with a majority government. One fears the influence of too many libertarians, and not enough conservatives, in the current right-of-center political mili... more »

Chopper Scam: Italian Firm Barred from Future Defence Contracts, But Will Continue Current Deals

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Future INS Vikrant]India will continue to buy weapon systems and hardware from Italian defence equipment firm Finmeccannica, which, along with its subsidiaries, has been accused of paying huge kickbacks to clinch a Rs. 3650-crore defence deal to supply VVIP helicopters. But the defence ministry has clarified that Finmeccannica won't be considered for any new projects or acquisitions. The 12 helicopters, meant to ferry VVIPs like the Prime Minister and the President, were made by Britain-based company AugustaWestland, a subsidiary of Finmeccannica. India had put on hold all p... more »

Walter Cronkite - Conspiracy Theorist

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
*"Before I begin, I say to you that security is an indispensable pillar of human life and that free men do not forfeit their security, contrary to Bush's claim that we hate freedom.* *If so, then let him explain to us why we don't strike for example - Sweden? "* M̶i̶c̶h̶a̶e̶l̶ ̶M̶o̶o̶r̶e̶ "Usama Bin Laden", October 2004 *CRONKITE, on October Surprise 2004: * *"So now the question is basically, right now, how will this affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. * *In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager a... more »

Minister chides public, calls “barefoot scientist’” achievements modest

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Truong Sa SSM]While the public and the media have showered praise on “barefoot scientists”, or farmers who have made new machinery, the Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan has called their achievements “modest”, and chided the public and media for describing them as “inventions”. Not all of these inventors are farmers; some are businesspeople. For example, a story about the first made-in-Vietnam combatant submarine appeared in local newspapers four months ago. Phan Boi Tran, a composite material engineer, is the inventor of the Yet Kieu 1 mini submarine. It runs o... more »

Arun Jaitley to review Scorpene submarine project in Mumbai today

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Scorpene class SSK]Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will on Monday review Scorpene submarine project here. The six Scorpenes are being constructed at the Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL) in Mumbai under Project-75 under technology transfer from French firm DCNS. The first of the six Scorpene submarines ordered by the Indian Navy from DCNS in 2005, as part of the technology transfer between the two countries, will be rolled out by 2014. Read more

Russia Playing Politics With Alleged Submarine Confrontations

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Virginia class SSN]Confrontations—and alleged confrontations—between the Russian armed forces and those of the United States, Europe and Japan have been on the uptick in recent weeks. The encounters have paced a general decline in relations between Russia and the West over events in the Ukraine. This month Russian media have reported two alleged anti-submarine warfare operations undertaken against American and Japanese submarines. The confrontations are reminiscent of similar events during the Cold War, in which submarines of the Soviet Union, the United States and her allie... more »

Japanese submarine experts visit Adelaide, sparking fears for shipbuilding future

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]The South Australian Government wants an explanation from Canberra about the visit of Japanese submarine experts to Adelaide. The group toured shipbuilding company ASC's base in Osborne yesterday, heightening fears the Federal Government may build the next generation of submarines overseas. South Australian Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said he knew nothing of the trip. Read more

Is The U.S. Entering An Age Of Small And 'Dirty' Wars?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
U.S. Marines Corps Cpl. David Calle, left, Cpl. Kevin Midgley, center, and 1st Lt. Patrick Ford, right, observe surrounding compounds during a security patrol in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. Patrols are conducted to disrupt enemy operations against the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex. Ford is the platoon commander, Midgley is a machine gunner and Calle is a vehicle commander assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr. *US Entering New Era Of Dirty Wars? -- Russell Crandall, Amer... more »

Reforming Drug, Alcohol Offenders: 2 Promising Programs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Essentially this is managed parole which engages the offender rapidly with a clear set of rules and penalties that are stiff enough to encourage compliance and quick enough that there is no desire to engage the whole legal system itself. The sentence is active and not simply forgotten and parked somewhere.Better folks are responding well to the program and that alone suggests that this needs to become universal. It will not solve all problems but it could well resolve the majority of the cases and that is huge At some point the war on drugs will end and the statistics will subs... more »

North Korea Building Missile Submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Kim Jong Un]U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea is building a submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles, potentially increasing the threat posed by the nuclear-armed rogue state. A missile launch tube on a North Korean submarine was observed recently by U.S. intelligence agencies and is raising new concerns about the missile and nuclear threat from the communist regime in Pyongyang, according to two defense officials familiar with reports of the development. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jeffrey Pool declined to comment on the North Korean missile submarine ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 21 hours ago
*We're running out of food!* *So says the gullible Justin Gillis of the NYT -- completely ignoring all the facts. Take for instance the current situation in icy Canada: “In Western Canada, we’re moving from a huge glut of wheat to still a pretty big carry-over, but by no means the kind of over-supply we had in the last year. And in 2013: “Canola - Nationally, canola production increased 29.5% from 2012 to a record 18.0 million tonnes; “Wheat: Farmers reported record wheat production of 37.5 million tonnes, a 38.0% increase from 2012.". The only crop not a record in 2013 was Ba... more »

The U.S. Military Celebrates National Dog Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Today the #DoD celebrates the courage of canines and thanks them for serving beside our troops #NationalDogDay pic.twitter.com/Mp8ZGA8TIm — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) August 26, 2014 *National Dog Day Turns Into Military Canine Lovefest On Twitter -- Washington Post* Perhaps you’ve heard that today is National Dog Day. According to the website devoted to the occasion, it was founded in 2004 to honor dogs for “their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work protecting our streets, homes and families.” The holiday sparked the hash tag #NationalDogDay, in ... more »

That's what happens when earth fu*ks with space..."

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
*"Jimi Hendrix was given a tab of acid just before his show at Madison Square Garden where he was playing with Buddy Miles and Bill Cox. * *The audience, as well as Hendrix, were completely freaked out by his irrational behavior. * *The result was that Hendrix was discredited."* - Mae Brussell, Helter Skelter, Gimme Shelter "The aborted 1/70 BOG show at MSG is one if the strangest chapters in Jimi history. Exactly what went down is shrouded in mystery. All we know for certain is Jimi's condition was dubious and after two songs he refused to continue closing the BOG. Buddy Mil... more »

The Growing U.S. - China Submarine Rivalry

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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! - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago
Grays, Thurrock, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"You Ever Wonder?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*[And so sometimes, I have them killed...]*

Justin Burglar will not do time

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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