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Thursday, August 28, 2014

28 August - Blogs I'm Following

10:32pm MDST

Poll Finds That One In Six French Citizens Support The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
This image posted on a pro-Isis Twitter account depicts members of the group holding the distinctive banners. BBC *16% Of French Citizens Support ISIS, Poll Finds -- Madeline Grant, Newsweek* One in six French citizens sympathises with the Islamist militant group ISIS, also known as Islamic State, a poll released this week found. The poll of European attitudes towards the group, carried out by ICM for Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, revealed that 16% of French citizens have a positive opinion of ISIS. This percentage increases among younger respondents, spiking at 27% for th... more »

White House Rushes To Clarify President Obama's Remarks When He Said 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' For ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
In his remarks today, POTUS was explicit - as he has been in the past - about the comprehensive strategy we'll use to confront ISIL threat. — Josh Earnest (@PressSec) August 28, 2014 *White House Rushes To Clarify After Obama Said 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' For ISIS -- Business Insider* The White House is pushing back after President Barack Obama's stated his administration currently doesn't have "a strategy" for dealing with the jihadist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and drew headlines across the country. "I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Ob... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 9 minutes ago
*Will there be a global famine in 2050? Crops will be overwhelmed by pests in the next 30 years, scientists warn* *Another of the "coming shortage" scares that Greenies often resort to, none of which have ever come true. The scare below is sheer speculation. To prove spread they needed similar population counts at two different dates. But they did not have that. All they had was "historical observation dates" for a minority of their species. Anyway, genetic engineering techniques are alrady reducing pest loads and should continue to do so. That is why Greenies are trying to ... more »

ISIS Post Pictures Of The Arsenal That They Siezed After The Capture Of The Raqqa Airbase In Syria This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 30 minutes ago
The terror group also collected several SA-16 Manpads. This missile feattures a new seeker and modified launcher nose cover. *ISIS ADDS MiG-21B FIGHTER JETS & Sidewinder Missiles to SCUD MISSILE Arsenal -- Gateway Pundit* The ISIS terror group captured *SA-16 Manpads*, *AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles* and *MiG-21B jets* to their arsenal after the capture of the Raqqa airbase in Syria this week. *Read more* .... *My Comment*: The jets are old but the missiles look like they are functional. Either way .... more weapons for their arsenal.

Israel Wants ISIS On Its Border; ISIS Competency Is Evidence of High-Level U.S. Military Training; Lack of Strategy By The White House For ISIS Is Not Its Main Problem

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 36 minutes ago
*1. Israel Wants ISIS On Its Border.* An excerpt from, *"Northern Israelis Evacuated as Fighting Nears Golan Border; ISIS Said to be Close (VIDEO)"* algemeiner, August 27, 2014: In the Golan, fierce battles between pro-and anti-Syrian government forces close to the border with Israel on Wednesday prompted the army to evacuate residents and tourists from certain areas close to the northern and southern ends of the frontier, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. ISIS reinforces every negative stereotype about Arabs and Muslims, so Israel may publicly convey nervousness about ISIS posting u... more »

Friday Afternoon Ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
[image: image] Mencken called elections “an advance auction of stolen goods” -- in which politicians bribe you with your own money. At least the Taxpayers’ Union is keeping track of the bribes. *BRIBE-O-METER* – TAXPAYERS’ UNION Everybody’s favourite anti-semite, in the House? *Poll puts Minto into Parliament* – Audrey Young, HERALD International experts stating the obvious. *International expert says land supply is the reason for house inflation* – KIWIBLOG He just can’t keep his hand out of our wallets. 2.5 per cent and 3.5 per cent rises will be his *minimum*. *Len Brown de... more »

Disarray In The White House Is The Reason Why President Obama Backed Off From Ordering Military Strikes Against ISIS In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
President Barack Obama talks with staff during a meeting in the Oval Office, Aug. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Why Obama Backed Off More ISIS Strikes: His Own Team Couldn’t Agree On A Syria Strategy -- Eli Lake and Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* After lots of bluster about striking ISIS on Syria, President Obama threw cold water on the idea Thursday, disappointing those who wanted him to take the fight to ISIS in Syria. After a week of talk of eliminating the "cancer" of ISIS, President Obama said Thursday that he was not planning to significantly expand the war ... more »

U.S. Is Seeking To Establish A Military Coalition Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *U.S. Seeks Coalition Against Islamic State, But Military Partners No Sure Bet -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. Britain and Australia are potential candidates, U.S. officials said. Germany... more »

An Analysis On Why The Islamic State Is Winning It's Wars In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Military Skill And Terrorist Technique Fuel Success Of ISIS -- New York Times* BAGHDAD — As fighters for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built an effective management structure of mostly middle-aged Iraqis overseeing departments of finance, arms, local governance, military operations and recruitment. At the top the organization is the self-declared leader of all Muslims, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a radical chief executive officer of sorts, who handpicked many of his deputies from among the men he met while a prisoner in American... more »

Russians Are Starting To Demand Answers On Why Are Russian Soldiers Fighting In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian soldiers are pictured next to a tank in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov region, near the border with Ukraine, August 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk *Russia Lies About Invading Ukraine as It Invades Ukraine -- Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast* As Russia troops and tanks make an apparent bid to open the land route to annexed Crimea, discontent is growing in the motherland about the obvious but oft-denied war in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Russia – Where U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have failed to make Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledg... more »

Is What President Obama Wearing More Important Than What He Says?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Twitter is literally exploding with delight over President Obama’s tan suit. pic.twitter.com/4OQu6QvO0L — MashableLIVE (@MashableLive) August 28, 2014 *That Time Obama Wore A Tan Suit And Twitter Freaked Out -- CNN* (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Thursday took some questions in the White House press briefing room about serious subject matters - ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Russia. But the reaction on Twitter was largely focused on his rarely worn tan suit. Within seconds of stepping into the room, tweets were already firing off about Obama's pre-Labor Day attire. And by the end of the n... more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Blue World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “Blue World” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBK3fXWnH50

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Similar in size to other large, bright spiral galaxies, IC 342 is a mere 7 million light-years distant in the long-necked, northern constellation Camelopardalis. A sprawling island universe, IC 342 would otherwise be a prominent galaxy in our night sky, but it is almost hidden from view behind the veil of stars, gas and dust clouds in the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Even though IC 342's light is dimmed by intervening cosmic clouds, this remarkably sharp telescopic image traces the galaxy's own obscuring dust, blue star clusters, and glowing pink s... more »

Chet Raymo, "Dust"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Dust"* by Chet Raymo "In Chekhov's play "The Three Sisters" sister Masha refuses "to live and not know why the cranes fly, why children are born, why the stars are in the sky. Either you know and you're alive or its all nonsense, all dust in the wind." Why? Why? The striving to know is what frees us from the bonds of self, said Einstein. It's the striving, rather than our knowledge - which is always tentative and partial - that is important. I've been living with grandchildren for the past few weeks. They seem to me to spend an inordinate amount of time with smart phones, iPads, ... more »

"One Hope At A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"You can never tell what people have inside them until you start taking it away, one hope at a time." - Gregory David Roberts

"Ten Rules For Being Human"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Ten Rules For Being Human" Rule One: You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth. Rule Two: You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called 'life.' Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum. Rule Three: There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiment... more »

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Peace of Wild Things"* "When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free..." - Wendell Berry

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Garza García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Thanks for stopping by.

"Where I Needed To Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

“The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies” * by Mario Livio “Thinkers in disciplines ranging from mathematics to economics, and from science to philosophy, attempt to construct theorems, theories, or scenarios, that have at least a fighting chance of being correct. Since in many cases one of the chief guides is logical reasoning, the ability to spot fallacies is an essential skill. In this piece I will briefly discuss a few such potential traps, and I hope to describe a few more in a future blog entry. One fairly common fallacy is known as the "post-hoc" (Latin for "after this") ... more »

Free Download: Ayn Rand, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Anthem: Ayn Rand’s Dystopian Masterpiece"* by Roderick Long "In a Leningrad university classroom in the early 1920s, as the professor drones on about orthodox Marxist theory, a young woman with an intense gaze is writing furiously in her notebook. The woman is Alisa Rosenbaum, later to be famous as Ayn Rand, and her jottings do not concern the relationship between dialectical materialism and the dictatorship of the proletariat; they are notes for a play to be called Ego, about the rediscovery of individuality in a totalitarian society based on the worship of the collective. Over... more »

Psychology: “The Illusion of Transparency”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Illusion of Transparency”* Other people can't read your mental state as well as you think. by PsyBlog "Most people hate public speaking. The very idea starts the palms sweating and the stomach churning. It makes sense: with everyone's eyes on you, the potential for embarrassment is huge. Crowds, we are told, can sense our nerves. Or can they? We may feel terribly nervous here on the inside, but what can other people read from our facial expressions, speech patterns and general demeanour? When this is tested experimentally we find an interesting thing. In one study in which p... more »

Naoto Kan: Japan's Ethical Responsibility

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
TITLE: Japan's former PM tells of Tokyo evacuation risk after Fukushima August 28, 2014 Naoto Kan was Japan's prime minister at the time of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 and he is in Brisbane on Thursday to warn Queenslanders about nuclear power and nuclear exports. ….Mr Kan said there remained an "ethical responsibility." "Japan is at the moment looking to export nuclear power plants to India," he said. "But from my position, I believe that if nuclear power is something we should not be using within Japan, we should not be selling this technology overseas to other ... more »

Pay no attention to the Lying Liars of the Right -- inequality of economic opportunity was NOT always the law of the land

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*The sainted Ronald Reagan bequeathed Americans the right to revel in their ignorance, bigotry, and savagery even as they were being so carefully lined up in the bent-over position.* *"What [William Lazonick] has uncovered is a shift in corporate conduct that transformed the U.S. economy -- for the worse. From the end of World War II through the late 1970s, he writes, major U.S. corporations retained most of their earnings and reinvested them in business expansions, new or improved technologies, worker training and pay increases. Beginning in the early '80s, however, they have dev... more »

The West Does Not Know How To Respond To The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool *Russia Advances Into Ukraine, West Wonders What To Do Now -- Howard Lafranchi, CSM* *Instead of pulling back from the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russia appears to be escalating its involvement. More sanctions seem unlikely to bend Russian President Vladimir Putin.* WASHINGTON — The toughened economic sanctions the United States and the European Union imposed on Russia a month ago over its actions in U... more »

President Obama Comments On The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Obama Vows Russia Penalties, But Avoids Calling Ukraine Advance An Invasion -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — President Obama condemned the latest Russian military advance into Ukraine on Thursday and said the United States and its allies would take further actions to punish Moscow for violating its neighbor’s sovereignty, but he stopped short of calling it an invasion. “My expectation is we will take additional steps primarily because we have not seen any meaningful action on the part of Russia to try to resolve this in a diplomatic fashion,” he told reporters in a news conference... more »

This Discovery Makes Bee Die-Off Problem That Much Worse

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Heather Callaghan Many arrows point to the bee decline. A Harvard professor recently warned that Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is only the beginning for us. The ripple effect from new classes of pesticides is just getting started. But there's more... The problems they face can be compared to a kaleidoscope, where the shapes are layered, interconnected, many and morphing. It's not *only* pesticides that lead to pollinator death - it's more. It's other things, the combination of things, thought to be harmless to bees and to humans. Quartz reported last year: Scientists had strug... more »

Stephen Harper's Deranged Thought Process Is Based On Highly Flawed Right Wing Ideology

leftdog at Buckdog - 3 hours ago
* By: Jakeet Singh * *Tue Aug 26 2014* Stephen Harper really seems to have it out for sociology. In 2013, in response to an alleged plot against a VIA train, Harper remarked that we should not “commit sociology,” but pursue an anti-crime approach. And last week, in response to the death of Tina Fontaine, Harper argued that an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women is not needed, because this is not a “ sociological phenomenon ” but simply a series of individual crimes. Of course, not only is all crime a sociological phenomenon , but also without a broader sociolog... more »

Why Humans ‘Need Not Apply’ For the Future…

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Aaron Dykes What happened when we went from nearly everyone producing food to only a few mega-corporations? That’s just part of the problem in the wake of self-driving autos, software replacements to human jobs, robotic factory workers and beyond. It is the road to a future where human labor is not needed – just as transhumanist Ray Kurzweil and others predicted (or planned for). *Check out this eerie video*; how relevant is this becoming to your life? Don’t get over this one, let it sink in deep and figure out how to stop feeding the rise of the machine regime – at least when... more »

Pentagon Has 'Everything Must Go' Sale

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
*ReasonTV* After protesters in Ferguson, Missouri were met with a militarized police force, new attention was brought to the Pentagon's 1033 program, a program that supplies military-grade equipment to local police departments, often for free. Check out a commercial Reason TV has unearthed advertising the program to law enforcement. Visit Reason.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Robots Could Learn How to Herd Humans Like Sheep: Study

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
*Activist Post * Information from a new study into the lives of sheepdogs could be used to model robots after their techniques. This takes on a sinister possibility when we understand that researchers are opening up the Internet to robots for autonomous learning. Robo Brain is being funded by the military-surveillance-industrial complex. The press release below specifically mentions crowd control as a prime application. What could possibly go wrong? *Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, scientists have discovered.* The findings could lead to the d...more »

Video: My Six-minute WWL-TV Appearance Against Common Core

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 4 hours ago
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, I participated in a six-minute WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News segment on the controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Louisiana. The link to the segment can be found at the end of this post. The segment was scheduled to precede the Tuesday’s pro-CCSS “forum.” I was the only individual […]

President Obama: 'U.S. Does Not Have A Broad Strategy Yet To Confront The Islamic State'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*US Has 'No Strategy' To Confront IS In Syria -- Al Jazeera* President says military options considered but "we don't have a strategy yet", as new evidence emerges of IS atrocities. Barack Obama has said the US has "no strategy" against the Islamic State in Syria but said officials had been asked to prepare a range of military options for confronting the group. The US president's comments on Thursday cautioned against speculation that he was close to a decision to expand his air campaign against the Islamic State beyond Iraq. "I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 28, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Ukraine: Vladimir Putin's Military Action Reveals A Wider Plan -- Keir Giles, BBC* Alarm is growing in Kiev and the West over Russia's role in eastern Ukraine. But what is Russian President Vladimir Putin trying to achieve? The indications are clear that Russia is being more confident and less discreet about the presence of its troops and equipment in eastern Ukraine. As well as sightings of Russian tanks, and reports of Russian paratroopers not only captured by Ukraine but also killed "while carrying out their duties", statements by separatist leaders have changed too. After mo... more »

I want to tosay

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
Anyone that wants to hijack my message of peace should be live in Arazonieith an UZI up their (I tried and tried to get Arazonia or whatever in pint., just saying) as though a simple steel implantation could keep visitors from posting on Facebook just how fine was that ass Bullets are fine tuned things they make music play in chords that do not give a goddamned thing

Unseat the Bad Cuomo: Vote Teachout

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago

Montessori Education & the Development of the Self

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*Now, this is something to get to, a fascinating event organised by Auckland’s Maria Montessori Education Foundation …* Don’t miss out – come and hear world leading paediatric neuropsychologist, Dr Steven Hughes present ‘ *Igniting the Flame Within – * *Montessori Education & **the Development of the Self’* on *Thursday September 11th *7.00p.m. (doors open @ 6.30p.m.) Auckland University of Technology (A.U.T.) Northcote campus *[image: image]* *Proudly sponsored by **MMEF** & AUT* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (orga... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

World News Briefs -- August 28, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ukraine: Emergency UN, Nato, EU Meetings After Russian Invasion Claim -- The Guardian* *Nato says 1,000 Russian troops fighting in Ukraine as Kiev accuses Moscow of de facto invasion and opening second front* World powers have called a succession of emergency meetings to step up the international response to Russia after Kiev accused Moscow of a de facto invasion and of opening up a second front in the conflict in eastern Europe. The UN security council was meeting in emergency session, and Nato and EU leaders will consider a response on Friday, amid signs that hundreds of Russi... more »

The Economy: “But There's No Inflation!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“But There's No Inflation!”* by Karl Denninger “Trust me, they say, the CPI is essentially zero, so there's no inflation. Uh huh. As Labor Day approaches and the usual ritual of grill use approaches, is that true? No, say people actually going to the store: "We've always done burgers in the past. They used to cost around $2 per person, but now it's up to $3.75," says Ms. Powers-Mattioli, a clothing-store and dog-spa owner who lives in Hamburg, N.Y. The couple spends a lot on drinks and music, and this year they want to keep the food budget under control, she says. "I thought ham... more »

How The Pacific Storms Of 2013-2014 Were Trashed - Rense.com

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 6 hours ago
*Western drought causes Earth's surface to rise as water levels drop* By Rong-Gong Lin II 9:47 p.m. EDT, August 21, 2014 A year and a half of drought has depleted 63 trillion gallons of water across the Western United States, according to a new study that documents how the parched conditions are altering the landscape. The loss of groundwater, as well as surface water such as reservoirs, has been so extreme that it lifted the West an average of one-sixth of an inch since 2013, according to researchers from UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the U.S. Geological... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Yes its groomed and so many children have been taken from behind some silly message and stern authority First off I got to say how demented are you to interfere in childhood anyway not alone to do the vile things Jesus have mercy I would flame you with a oxy and acetylene thing When the flame are spent and we are looking at your skeleton we got to ask why? I do not believe in evil its just an excuse we give ourselves as animals without any infrastructure to support why Next time a person of interest makes a great case on your cellphone do not reply cause they are surely recruiting y... more »

Why I’m Not At APSA This Labor Day

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 6 hours ago
Every year at this time I receive several queries a day from colleagues, would-be colleagues and students asking me if I’ll be “at APSA” – the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association – and when we could meet up for a coffee. Every year I reply several times a day: “Sadly, I won’t be Continue reading


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
The whole setup was ridiculous. In a proper debate – in a *properly moderated* debate – the moderator sets the topic, the first fellow then gets a minute or two to address it, the second fellow gets the same time to address it and to respond, and then the first fellow gets a very short time to respond. If they want to challenge their opponent’s facts, then they do it in their appointed time, integrating it with their planned response. Contestants alternate with each topic, giving it at least the appearance of fairness That’s a debate. It’s not a debate when contestants are simp... more »

Satire: "Nation Debates Extremely Complex Issue of Children Firing Military Weapons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Nation Debates Extremely Complex Issue* * of Children Firing Military Weapons"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "Across the United States on Wednesday, a heated national debate began on the extremely complex issue of children firing military weapons. “Every now and then, the nation debates an issue that is so complicated and tricky it defies easy answers,” says pollster Davis Logsdon. “Letting small children fire automatic weapons is such an issue.” Logsdon says that the thorny controversy is reminiscent of another ongoing national debate, about whether it is a... more »

The Economy: "The United States of France"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The United States of France" * by Bill Bonner Ouzilly, France - "It is another cool, cloudy day in Poitou. The whole summer has been like this – like a winter in Georgia, with hardly a single warm day. Vacationers head back to Paris with the same white skin they came with. Beach resorts empty out... embarrassed at the way they treated their loyal customers. But the roofers have liked it. No hot sun has beat down on them. We are redoing the roof of one of the barns. Alas, it is a slate roof, which costs a fortune. But at least you only have to replace it once a generation. Slat... more »

Obama Pussyfooting with ISIS

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
It brings back to me the Bay of Pigs. JFK saw reality and would not move and now this is Obama's moment. No need to take him out with a hard hit these days. Soft power media and the internet can persuade. Like are they the worst people in the world or not? If there are kill them all Kill everyone Are we going to now be squeamish about collateral data We wiped out Nagasaki motherfuckers and no one apologized after the fact that war Sandinista that's taking lives and making sure they have no idea how to strike back. The pressure today on Obama is extreme but the difference between Oba... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 28, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Footage Emerges Claiming To Show Russian Tanks In Ukraine After NATO Say Putin Has Sent More Than 1,000 Troops Over The Border To Fight Separatists -- Daily Mail* * Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko demands UN action over incursions * Rebel leader admits Russian soldiers are fighting inside Ukraine * US official claims Russians are using state-of-the-art air defence systems * Tensions rise in south-east of country as forces take up key sites * Ukraine calls on EU for assistance as battle for port of Mariupol looms * 'An invasion is an invasion is an invasion!' says UN ambassador... more »

Jennifer Garrison Finally Found An Issue To Campaign On That Won't Offend Democrats: Franking

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Steny Hoyer-- one of the biggest financial backers of anti-Choice/anti-gay fanatic Jemmifer Garrison Yesterday, Steve Israel Blue Dog Jennifer Garrison made the case for why voters in OH-06 should replace sad-sack Republican backbencher, Bill Johnson, with her in an OpEd for the *Ironton Tribune*. Gone were the usual Garrison barrages against women's Choice, against equality for LGBT families and against environmental restrictions on fracking (her business). And there wasn't even any bragging about dislike of President Obama and for the Affordable Care Act from the failing candidate.... more »

Supplemental: New York Times triggers blasphemy rampage!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014* *How to read newspaper profiles:* At the start of the week, the New York Times managed to start an Internet blasphemy rampage. It did so with a rumination on the existence of angels. Here’s how the rampage was triggered: On Monday morning, the Times ran profiles of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson side-by-side on the paper’s front page. Front-page profiles of this type tend to be soft and unhelpful. Routinely, they include second-hand information and musings which may be, in the famous phrase, “more prejudicial than probative.” The 1400-word profile of ... more »

The Secret Message

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Its work real hard and do not complain. We got tips to help you work better and lose fat. There are so many big things happening you might not be able to fully evaluate. The Web is full on nonsense, and most of it on what one would consider the go to sites. If you turned off your TV its a smart move. However on the web the specialists can slice you and dice you and make you move with greater focus. If you like some thing, think again. If you love some thing you have never experienced except on the Web your paying rent.

Douglas Carswell's Defection: High Stakes

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
I know it was wrong, but when Douglas Carswell announced his defection to UKIP *and* the forcing of a by-election in his Clacton constituency, I couldn't help but think "brilliant!". I imagine the prime minister was somewhat less chuffed. His terrible summer has taken a distinct turn for the worst. And as for UKIP it needed something to command the headlines again, and they have successfully captured them with style. Carswell, however, is not and won't be your archetypal 'kipper. Yes, he agrees with the party's europhobia and wants to see a little Britain paddle out into the mid-At... more »

This Rant about wage slavery is not Racist

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Hongkong is an Ayn Rand dream and nightmare for the majority who live there. Land has been used by the oligarchy and politically connected to bled the masses. It is estimated in some studies that 80% of Hong Kong's six million residents pay more than 50% of their income in rent. Worse still owning something not even in the clouds. These fuckers have taken over Vancouver and are moving in on Toronto. Steve Harper stop the milquetoast defense of the Arctic and give us some Singapore in Toronto and Vancouver!

How Many Russian Soldiers Are Fighting In Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Over 1,000 Russian Soldiers Join Fight, NATO Says -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — NATO released photographs on Thursday that it said shows Russian artillery units operating in Ukraine, and asserted that more than 1,000 Russian soldiers had now joined the separatists fighting there against the Ukrainian armed forces. “Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” said Brig. Gen. Nico Tak of the Netherlands, a senior officer in NATO’s military command. “The satellite images release... more »

Updates On Iraq [8:28.14] Washington Tries To Rally Same Allies That Propped Up ISIS To Defeat ISIS; Iran Puts Its Weight Behind Western-Backed Al-Abadi; EU Changes Its Policy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Photo Source: AFP/GETTY.* *1. An excerpt from, "Islamic State: Arab leaders reluctant to heed US call for 'allies against Isis': Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan know dangers of Isis but tribal ties and fears of boosting Syria's Assad are prompting caution" by Ian Black, The Guardian, August 27, 2014:* *No one is falling over themselves to respond to Barack Obama's quest for a new "coalition of the willing" to attack the jihadis of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – least of all, it seems, the Arab governments that are most immediately threatened by its brutal, border-demolishing a... more »

2009 $134 billion US Bond Mystery - solved

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 8 hours ago
By GrandeLander Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:48 PM http://grandelander.newsvine.com/_news/2012/01/10/10100691-134-billion-us-bond-mystery-solved As an investigator investigating frauds for the last 20 years, this is really no mystery. Since June 8, 2009 when 2 Japanese were caught at the border between Italy and Switzerland with $134 billion worth of US bonds, there have been numerous speculations of all sorts but no logical answers. Any whistleblower would face imminent death threats as Ben Fulford and David Wilcock would tell you. “Italy’s financial police (Guardia italiana di Finanza) h... more »

Wild Bill asks: Did the feds pay the rioters in Ferguson, defends Michelle Malkin, and dumps on Alex Jones...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*asking questions that need answers.* Disclaimer: I'm not a huge fan of Michelle Malkin, who, through the lucky founding of Hot Air, has been thrust onto the national scene. I find her to be shrill and, well, call me silly, but somewhat unladylike. I gravitate more toward the Phyllis Schlafly and Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt types to inform me. Both of these women are intelligent, well-educated, and able to present their views without screeching and flapping their hands about. This is not to say that Michelle Malkin is not a good person or not smart. She's, no doubt, both. I ju... more »

Russia moves into the Ukranie

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I really hopes it never came to that. Nevertheless we got no business in that business Good guys are hard to find and in this struggle nothing has changed.

CO2-Correlated Global Warming Only Occurred 1976 - 1989/90

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 9 hours ago
As a non-climate scientist (a general physicist), I try to show only the most obvious examples of incompetence and/or fraud in the consensus climate science underlying the "global warming" scare stories touted by all of our trusted, supposedly authoritative institutions. I disproved the "greenhouse effect" with a simple Venus/Earth temperatures comparison; I showed that US temperatures have been falsely adjusted according to the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (which fraudulently FORCES the dependence of those temperatures upon carbon dioxide). I also long ago realized tha... more »

U.S. Accuses Russia Of "Outright Lying" On Its Military Activity In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*U.S. Says Russia Has 'Outright Lied' About Ukraine -- USA Today* The U.S. told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday that Russia has "outright lied" over its military activity in Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists have been fighting the Ukrainian armed forces. "Russian soldiers, tanks and air defense have supported and fight alongside separatists as they open a new front in a crisis manufactured and fueled by Russia," Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. told the council. Power noted that it was not the first time that Russia has been called to ... more »

SD Chargers broadcaster suspended over "anti-Semitic" joke

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 9 hours ago
Former San Diego Chargers football player and current Charger radio analyst and broadcaster Hank Bauer has been "suspended from announcing the team’s final preseason game for invoking a Jewish stereotype in an exchange with his on-air colleague," the *Jewish Telegraph Agency* reported today. In the waning moments of Aug. 24th’s Chargers-49ers preseason football game, play-by-play man Josh Lewin said if he were paying to attend he would not have left early, as many fans did, because of the high price of the tickets. Bauer responded, “You know how copper wire was invented? Somebody dr... more »

Iraq Officials Are Reporting That An Israeli Drone Has Crashed Near Baghdad Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Israeli Drone (illustrative) Photo: REUTERS *Iraqis Say Israeli Drone Crashes Near Baghdad Airport -- Times of Israel* UAV reported to be a Hermes 450, the same kind of craft Iranians claim to have shot down earlier in the week An Israeli drone reportedly crashed in Iraq Wednesday near Baghdad airport and was quickly recovered by US personnel on the ground, according to a story on the Lebanese-based Al-Mayadeen satellite news channel. Citing unnamed Iraqi sources, the TV station alleged that the US embassy in Iraq sent a team to gather up the drone’s remains. Iraqi police and secu... more »

Hold Your Booing--Michelle Rhee Has Left the Stadium

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
One of the employees from Michelle First sent out an email to subscribers that included this observation: "In the end, Michelle’s critics weren’t demonizing her because they were horrible people." How true. The real reason is that *Michelle* is a horrible person! A farewell from Salon, with an assessment of Rhee's legacy.

World Health Organization: West Africa Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Ebola Virus Could Infect 20,000 Before Outbreak Is Over, World Health Organization Says -- Washington Post* The worst Ebola outbreak in history is only getting worse. The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the outbreak that has ravaged West Africa could infect 20,000 people before it is over. With 1,552 deaths recorded so far, the virus is certain to claim more lives than all of the previous Ebola outbreaks combined. At least 3,069 people are believed to have been infected in the current outbreak, but WHO officials believe that the real tally is far higher. “[I]n ma... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 10 hours ago
*The Lens/ProPublica mapping project is live!* ~*Live chat Friday: Talk to The Lens, ProPublica about ‘Losing Ground’*


Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
You could be doing anything else right now, any wonderful, fun, mind expanding thing. Yet you are not, you are reading these words. So they better be worth it. We find ourselves in such an incredible moment of history, there are words everywhere talking about it, competing for your attention. Which ones you choose will flavor your day and color your picture of our global story. Try as I might NOT to bias these words with any particular slant, it happens. Regardless of what name I call it, you are reading only my opinion. Now if you agree on some level, you may look this blog...more »

Al Qaeda Linked Syrian Rebels Have Detained 43 U.N. Peacekeepers On The Golan Heights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC* *UN Peacekeepers Detained in Syria -- Voice of America* The United Nations said Thursday 43 of its peacekeepers had been captured by an armed group on the border with Syria and Israel, and another 81 are unable to leave their positions near the border crossing. Militants with the Islamist al-Nusra front on Wednesday stormed the border post. It was unclear who was holding the U.N. personnel. In a statement, the U.N. said it was making every effort to secure the release of its peacekeepers and restore freedom of movement for the others. *Read more* .... *More News On Reports ... more »

New Video Shows ISIS Forcing 250 Captured Syrian Soldiers To Be Stripped To Their Underwear And Led Into The Desert For A Mass Execution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*ISIS Slaughter Continues As 250 Soldiers Captured At Syrian Airbase Are Stripped Then Led To The Desert For Mass Execution -- Daily Mail* * WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT * Startling footage of vast pile of bodies circulated today on social media * Men in only their underwear form a long line stretching across the desert * Islamic State fighter said men were from Tabqa air base, captured this week * Human Rights Watch described shocking video as 'another ISIS war crime' Sickening footage appears to show Islamic State militants parading around 250 captured soldiers through the desert in t... more »

Watch "Dr. Husam Zomlot: Israel 'fabricated' beheading and Holocaust

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
Dr. Husam Zomlot is not your average Palestinian, he's a senior Fatah official, a Scholar in Residence at Garvald, a Middle East Consultant to the Oxford Research Group and former Palestinian representative to UK. This is Holocaust denial from the top of Fatah PLO http://youtu.be/mThsACsiAdE

Joan Rivers, 81, is in 'critical condition after she stopped breathing during throat surgery'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
I hear that Joan Rivers is in a critical condition at a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery on her throat. This is according to NYPD sources via TMZ. The 81-year-old was having surgery on her vocal chords at a clinic in Manhattan when she apparently suddenly stopped breathing during the procedure. She was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital, where doctors are believed to be trying to save her life. A funny lady and great supporter of Israel. Be strong Ms Rivers.

How to Assemble an Egg Roll

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
Since we have started our egg roll obsession in our house, one of the questions I get asked the most is how we assemble the egg rolls. Use the infographic below to help in assembling any of our egg rolls including the Eggtastic Egg Rolls, Chicken and Kale Egg Rolls, BBQ Taquito Egg Rolls or yesterday's Steak and Mushroom Egg Rolls. Now get cookin'. [image: post signature]

$1,000 Back to School Cash Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
Today I am partnering with some awesome bloggers and iMyne, a site that allows you to donate your cash back incentives to charitable organizations, to bring you a chance to win $1,000. Read below for more information in iMyne and your chance to win! [image: iMyne-Logo] Did you know you can shop, earn, and donate all at once? You are already shopping online or on your mobile devices, so why not donate to a good cause while doing so. iMyne allows you to do just that. Many of the retailers you already know and love actually offer money back as an incentive to shop their sites, but these... more »

ISIS = Smoke & Mirrors. Giving cover now for strikes on Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*Finally, the post I have been wanting to get to!* *We have to realize that ISIS is the smoke and mirrors to the ME reshape.* *ISIS is the deception. The distraction. While we are spoon fed the ISIS soma, NATO headed by the US, in cahoots with Israel and the GCC nations reorder the globe to suit their agenda * * If you don't understand the metaphor- This definition will do* *Smoke and mirrors* is a metaphor for a deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial explanation or description. The source of the name is based on magicians' illusions, where magicians make objects appear or disappear ... more »

Thursday APSA Linkage

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
Many of your Ducks are descending upon DC for the annual APSA conference which is appropriately timed at the beginning of the academic year and the school year. I know I have been looking forward to starting the semester completely shattered from slogging through revisions on papers. It’s all the more pleasing when my two panels Continue reading

What Does Fate Have In Store For Marco Rubio?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
2016 is probably not going to be a good year for former Tea Party darling Marco Rubio. He's never faced a well-armed Democrat before and slipped into the Senate with less than half the votes cast. In 2010, the Democrats had put up a token candidate-- Kendrick Meek-- to help turn out African-American voters in their failed attempt to win the gubernatorial race with another weak candidate, Alex Sink and Meek, a puppet of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, came in a distant third, behind "Independent-Republican" Charlie Crist. In 2016, Rubio will probably face the most politically astute and ... more »

August 28: TandT misses story of the year! August 27 was my birthday.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 11 hours ago
Otherwise, it was a very ordinary day for the Irving press. Section A had nothing in it. Typical was a front page story that Moncton returning offices are ready for early-bird voters. Well, yeah. They're supposed to be. It they aren't, then that's a story. But if they are ready, what's the story? World news amounted to two and a half pages.- and half of it Canadian. But at least the world seemed to be headed for better times with peace initiatives in the Middle East and in Ukraine. (More on that later.) The only jarring note came on C10, when Harper blustered about dealing with any...more »

Are You Brushing Your Teeth with a Carcinogenic Endocrine Disruptor?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Melissa Melton Some very damning evidence has come forward that the ingredient triclosan, originally registered as a pesticide but used in more modern times in a wide array of hygiene products, is an endocrine disruptor that may also cause other health issues like cancer, thyroid dysfunction, and infertility just to name a few. Now that this has come to light, Colgate still refuses to remove the compound from its number one best-selling toothpaste, Total. After all, the company spent $38 million dollars and ten years getting it approved. In fact, Colgate continues to laud its FDA...more »

Mind Control Scientists Turn Off Emotional Link to Memories

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
Nicholas West It is becoming increasingly clear that advancements in genetics and neuroscience are leading toward direct methods of mind control. An array of hi-tech methods have been announced - magnetic manipulation via "neural dust," high-powered lasers, and using light beamed from outside the skull. As a result, scientists are making bold claims that they can alter the brain even to the extent of turning off consciousness altogether. But it is memory research that might be among the most troubling. As I've previously stated in other articles, our memories help us form our id... more »

Russia Is Invading Ukraine Right Now

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Let's Be Clear About This: Russia Is Invading Ukraine Right Now -- Max Fisher, VOX* There are two things happening between Ukraine and Russia right now. First, Russian and Ukrainian leaders are meeting in Belarus to negotiate a peace deal in the Ukrainian conflict that Russia insists it has nothing to do with. Second, Russian military forces are crossing the border into Ukraine in what is clearly a hostile invasion and act of war. That includes Russian artillery, Russian tanks, Russian-trained irregular forces, and even uniformed Russian soldiers who have admitted on camera that ... more »

Russia's Ruble Collapsed When News On Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Hit The Wires

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Charts: Bloomberg *Russian Ruble Tumbles To Record Low Against Dollar -- Zero Hedge* The Russian Ruble has collapsed this morning to its weakest against the USDollar on record. The drop - similar in size to the drop when US and Europe unleashed Sanctions 3.0 - has sent USDRUB to 36.89. Russian stocks are down 2.2% this morning - biggest drop in 3 weeks - and Russian bonds are weaker (10Y +20bps back above 5%). We can't help but think somewhere Shinzo Abe is getting ideas about how to really devalue his nation's currency to competitiveness... *Read more* .... *My Comment*: This is... more »

Is America Becoming a Third World Country?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Ted Baumann I often ask myself: “Is America becoming a Third World country?” I’ve traveled all over the world and seen the ins and outs of developed and undeveloped nations, observing economic and political structures that work and many that don’t. And what I too often see in the Third World — it’s that fair and equal treatment under the law often goes amiss. And it’s what’s lying beneath the surface in American politics — the nefarious deals made between corporations and the politicians that are supposed to keep them in check — that makes me think the Third Wo... more »

Getting Inside the Mind of Mainstream Media

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Bernie Suarez Mainstream media's lies, deceit, and propaganda are being dramatically exposed in real-time at an alarming rate. Anyone following alternative media knows what I'm talking about. Is it me or does it seem like the MH17 false flag happened years ago? We can see that false flags which are quickly exposed and blown wide open end up dropping to the bottom of mainstream media news. We're seeing the pattern over and over again, so isn't it time we sharpen our skills and start predicting the mainstream media lies and propaganda before it happens? For those of us fully awaken... more »

The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Brandon Smith Government engineered false-flag terrorism is a historically established fact. For centuries, political and financial elites have been sinking ships, setting buildings on fire, assassinating diplomats, overthrowing elected leaders, and blowing people up, then blaming these disasters on convenient scapegoats so that they can induce fear in the public and transfer more power to themselves. Skeptics might argue whether certain calamities have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be false-flag events, but no one can argue that such tactics have not been used by the ... more »

President Obama's Vacation Is Now Over: He Will Be Meeting With His National Security Council In The Situation Room This Afternoon At 16:00 EST

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
President Barack Obama meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisers, Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Obama Meeting With National Security Council in Situation Room This Afternoon -- Weekly Standard* After news broke this morning of Russia furthering its invasion of Ukraine, the White House announced that President Obama will meet with the National Security Council later this afternoon in the Situation Room: Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room. Th... more »

New Satellite Pictures Shows Russian Combat Troops Inside Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New Satellite Imagery Exposes Russian Combat Troops Inside Ukraine -- The United States Mission To NATO* Mons, BELGIUM – NATO released new satellite images on Thursday, 28 August 2014, that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through the Ukrainian countryside and then preparing for action by establishing firing positions in the area of Krasnodon, Ukraine. Dutch Brigadier General Nico Tak, director of the Comprehens... more »

My Analysis And Commentary On The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
My worst fears are now being realized. Since the beginning of the revolution in Ukraine .... starting with the overthrow of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych .... I have always stated in this blog that my worst fears was a situation in which Ukrainian nationalists would impose an environment that would make the Russian dominated eastern part of the country rise in a revolt that would culminate into a civil war and a Russian intervention. Sadly .... 6 months later .... this is exactly what is happening today. The situation in eastern Ukraine is now one of anarchy, indisc... more »

A Positive Response

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
Here's a nice little essay from "Common Dreams" - "It's Time for a Post-Piketty Vision of Shared Wealth." It praises Thomas Piketty for exposing the lie of neo-liberalism, that reduced inequality is a natural result of "free-market" industrial capitalism, and for showing how it is politics that reducing inequality, not markets. Far from creating ‘a rising tide that lifts all boats’, however, Piketty’s update of the Kuznets curve shows that a capitalist economy driven by market forces was not the reason behind the reduction in inequality in the post-war period. Rather, this was due t... more »

Chess Break

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 12 hours ago
I am playing in a strong chess tournament, so no posts until after Labor Day. Have a great holiday weekend!

Understanding Piketty, part 4

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 12 hours ago
We now come to the exciting conclusion of Thomas Piketty's monumental work, *Capital in the Twenty-First Century*. This is not an exaggeration: the final part of the book contains findings that I consider to be simply bombshells in their significance. In Part 4, "Regulating Capital in the Twenty-First Century," Piketty calls for a new "social state" for the new century, as well as a new way of taxing, a progressive tax on capital. Highlighting the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Sweden as representative, he shows that all followed similar trends in taxation. Until Wor... more »

UN Security Council meeting at Lithuania's request- Separatists take strategic town!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*UPDATED!* The UN Security Council is preparing to meet in emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine. Diplomats said Thursday that the council will meet at 2 p.m. at the request of *Lithuania.* *Lithuania, of course, brings to mind F the EU Nuland and her neocon husband Robert Kagan* *Why this sudden concern?* *Strategic town taken by Separatists* was the original headline.... as sent to me This advance connects Crimea to the Eastern separatist region- hence the concern of Lithuania *Novoazovsk, which lies along the road connecting Russia to* the Russia-annexed *Crimea... more »

CNN Publishes Psyops Story Denying Vaccine-Autism Link

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Watch the CNN coverup here Sayer Ji CNN just dropped the bomb many of us have been waiting for: pure denial. They have been waiting patiently for the journal -- *Transactional Neurodegeneration* -- which published the historical study on the link between autism and MMR vaccine to retract, redact and otherwise deny the truth of the study. For the record, we contacted the editor-in-chief of Transactional Neurodegeneration, Professor Shengdi Chen tonight, with this communication: Professor Shengdi Chen, Your recent decision to remove Dr. Hooker's article published in your journal*... more »

The Monopoly of the Government Education Cartel

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
James Hall Learning is a noble pursuit, but the ancient Greek text is one of the few places where the Socratic Method survives. Sanctioned political doctrine of required thinking is the mainstay in today’s august temples of purification. Forget about a classroom, the curriculum core of New Age studies has no room for the classics, much less instructions into the process of thinking itself. Except, of course for the need to electronically check off the loan applications and assign grants to the business office. In the end, university is big business and developing intelligent gradu... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The President of Ukraine (Poroshenko) has accused Russia of deploying troops in East Ukraine. That's as anti-government self-defense forces launch a counter-offensive and advance on key areas in the southeast. RT is joined by Tony Gosling, an investigative journalist on the unfolding Ukrainian crisis.

Gazonto . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 13 hours ago
Imagine if Stevie hammered the GTA like the Israelis have hammered Gaza? Toronto filmmaker John Greyson's efforts to give us a better and more personalized feel for how the bombing of Gaza would look, feel, and play itself out for all us ordinary citizens if it was happening right here in good old T.O. instead.

Russian Media Is Slowly Starting To Report That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The story has been missing from the front pages of Russian papers but is prominent in Ukrainian publications. *Russian Media Report 'Invasion Of Ukraine' -- BBC* Reports that Russian troops are intervening directly in the fighting in south-east Ukraine have started to appear in Russian media, despite repeated denials from the Kremlin. Newspapers and websites are quoting mainly Ukrainian and Western media reports about a Russian invasion, but some have also started to ask whether Moscow is now "fighting a war". Many Russian social media users, however, say they have no doubt that ... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Poor poor Poroshenko the chocolate king oligarch from Ukraine made ruler by US-NATO His job? "to do what he's told" Ukraine is an instrument to start war with Russia Reports in recent days *Russia invades* *Ukraine* come as self-defense forces in the east are defeating Kiev's Nazi-backed army US-NATO needs pretext "to protect and defend" their project in Ukraine a NATO base right on the Russian border would be ideal Final solution is balkanization of Russia break it into pieces so fossil fuel extraction corporations can get at their nat gas and the resources in the Arctic Russia ha... more »

Russian Military Forces Are Now Fighting In Ukraine -- News Updates August 28, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ukrainian President Accuses Russia Of Military Invasion And Demands Action By The UN Hours After Separatist Leader Says Putin's Troops Are Fighting Alongside Them -- Daily Mail* * Petro Poroshenko cancels trip to Turkey at last minute over incursion * He calls for urgent meeting of UN Security Council to address issue * Adviser calls on president to impose martial law in war-torn country * US official claims Russians are using state-of-the-art air defence systems * Rebel leader admits Russian soldiers are fighting inside Ukraine Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko today accused Russ... more »

METAPHORS AND FACTS: From Nerdland, professor responds to Klein!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014Part 4—The quality of our discourse:* We wouldn’t have written Joe Klein’s piece ourselves. In fact, we *didn’t* write it. That said, it isn’t gigantically hard to see what Klein was saying. For background, see yesterday's post. We’d say that Klein made two different points. Given the way our discourse works, that’s often one too many. We’d say that Klein made these two claims. We’re paraphrasing: *Joe Klein’s two points (paraphrased):* 1) The story of Michael Brown’s death is more complex than it seemed at first. 2) There are cultural problems in black A... more »

A Nice Application of the Coase Theorem

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
From Josh Barro.

UN Security Council Urges Probe Into Downing of Helicopter in South Sudan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 14 hours ago
[image: UNMISS Mi-8 AMT]The UN Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to Russia's press statement proposal, urging "a swift, through and transparent investigation" into the downing of a UN helicopter, which killed three Russian crew members and injured one in South Sudan. “The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest term the downing near Bentiu, Unity State, in South Sudan on August 26, 2014 of an UNMISS Mi-8 AMT helicopter performing a cargo flight to the area with four Russian crew members, three of whom were killed and one severely injured,” said in the ... more »

IAF resumes flying of Dhruv copters after Sitapur crash

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 14 hours ago
[image: Dhruv ALH]The Indian Air Force has resumed flying of the indigenous Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) after completing a fleet inspection following a crash in Uttar Pradesh on July 25. The IAF temporarily suspended ALH operations after manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) recommended certain checks, which were carried out. The entire exercise took almost a month. IAF sources said the ALH fleet was given the go-ahead to resume operations on Friday. An inspection team checked all the 40 Dhruvs flying with the IAF. Read more

Raytheon delivers first Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 14 hours ago
[image: RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile system]Raytheon Company delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company's 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. "As today's threats continue to evolve, RAM Block 2's enhanced features give an unfair advantage to naval warfighters across the globe," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile System's Naval and Area... more »

Pilot Missing After F-15 Fighter Jet Crashes in Virginia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 14 hours ago
A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter crashed and burned Wednesday morning in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, shortly after the pilot reported an emergency. “There is an ongoing rescue mission," Col. James Keefe, commander of the 104th Fighter Wing, said at n afternoon press conference. “At this time we have no had contact with our pilot." It was unknown if the pilot, who was very experienced, managed to eject from the single-seater plane before crashed, leaving a deep crater and a large field of debris. Read more

I and Other Philosophers/Bioethicists Criticise Richard Dawkins' Tweets and Statements on Abortion and Down Syndrome

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 14 hours ago
[image: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/28/richard-dawkins-would-fail-philosophy-101.html] So, I don't think anyone missed Richard Dawkins' recent ill-considered and inconsiderate tweet – in response to a personal, cautious reflection by a follower – that abortion of foetuses with Down Syndrome is morally obligatory, as well as the storm of outraged reactions to that and Dawkins' own retrospective apology and defence of his statements. Some reports are here, here, here and here. And Dawkins' own statement of apology and defence is here. Now, in an article by Elizabe... more »

Editor's Note On Claims That Russian Forces Have Invaded Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Sorry for the absence of posts but I have been on the phone/skype/texting since early this morning on getting more news/details/info on reports that Russian forces are now in the fight against Ukrainian forces. I will be posting a summary of recent reports as well as my own analysis on what is happening within the hour.

Little Eva Moves to Wall Street

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
from Juan Gonzalez at the Daily News: Eva Moskowitz, the firebrand chief of the city’s fastest growing charter chain, isn’t just backed by Wall Street, she’s officially moved there — with Wall Street-type salaries to boot. Last November, Moskowitz, who for years boasted of opening her Success Academy Charter Schools in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, quietly shifted her corporate headquarters from Central Harlem to 95 Pine St. (aka 120 Wall St.). The new offices will cost her organization $31 million over 15 years, according to its most recent financial report. The same report s... more »

Ignorance Is Strength

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/ The central theme of Stephen Harper's re-election campaign has emerged: Harper against the elites. In his tour of the North, Harper called Justin Trudeau an elitist. And, this week, Fred DeLorey sent out an email to conservative supporters, complaining about Heather Mallick's reference to Harper's sociopathic tendencies: "If you ever had any doubt that the urban media elite are mobilizing against us, this ridiculous piece should end it," he wrote. In her defence, Mallick told the Vancouver *Obser... more »

The Middle East Is Becoming A Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
President Barack Obama meets with his national security advisors in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 7, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *The Making Of A Disaster -- Roger Cohen, New York Times* LONDON — Almost 13 years after 9/11, a jihadi organization with a murderous anti-Western ideology controls territory in Iraq and Syria, which are closer to Europe and the United States than Afghanistan is. It commands resources and camps and even a Syrian military base. It spreads its propaganda through social media. It has set the West on edge through the record... more »

The Case For The Stealthy Warship Known As 'GHOST'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Is The Navy Missing The Boat On The Stealthy Ghost Warship? -- Thom Patterson, CNN* (CNN) -- Gregory Sancoff thinks he knows what the Navy needs, even before U.S. war planners do. The Navy, he says, needs Ghost. Sancoff is CEO of Juliet Marine Systems — maker of a futuristic-looking, 21st-century warship that he says can protect large Navy ships from attacks by small boats. Simply put, Ghost looks a lot like an F-117 "stealth" attack jet — on skis. A year after unveiling Ghost and pricing it at $10 million per boat, the Navy has unofficially expressed interest, Sancoff said, bu... more »

New York Times Endorses Tim Wu Over Cuomo's Handpicked Conservative Nightmare, Kathy Hochul

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Two days ago, the *NY Times* editorial board wrote that they could not bring themselves to endorse Andrew Cuomo for another term, citing his grotesque record of corruption. I guess Cuomo doesn't have the kind of dirt on them that he has on the pathetic creeps who control the Working Families Party, which endorsed not just Cuomo, but confessed conservative Kathy Hochul (watch the astounding video up top), 3 of the very worst corporate whores in the entire U.S. Congress-- Steve Israel, Joe Crowley and Sean Patrick Maloney-- and handpicked Wall Street shills running for Congress lik... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*USDA: Yucky School Lunches Can Produce 'Civic-Minded, Community-Conscious Adults'* Who imagined that the Obama administration's effort to make school lunches more nutritious (but less delicious) would encourage children to become little community organizers? The U.S. Agriculture Department has found an upside to all those "healthy" school lunches that students refuse to eat: It says schools can use the plate waste as a "learning opportunity" to turn young students into "civic-minded, community-conscious adults." A blog on the USDA website explains that an elementary school in No... more »

Report: Russian Hackers Attacked The U.S. Financial System In Mid-August

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*FBI Examining Whether Russia Is Tied To JPMorgan Hacking -- Bloomberg* Russian hackers attacked the U.S. financial system in mid-August, infiltrating and stealing data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and at least one other bank, an incident the FBI is investigating as a possible retaliation for government-sponsored sanctions, according to two people familiar with the probe. The attack resulted in the loss of gigabytes of sensitive data, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the probe is still preliminary. Authorities are investigating whether recent infiltration... more »

A good pair of ears

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
You’ll all be aware of the BBC’s hard-hitting series HardTalk. There’s a web page that states its aim. I think HARDtalk was originally conceived as a vehicle for the definitive, serious, intellectually honest examination of pressing issues of the day. A young-looking Stephen Sackur adorns the page, finger pointing incisively at an off-camera interviewee, who would no doubt be shaking in his boots. QUESTION: If you’re endlessly curious about what makes powerful people tick and you love to ask questions, what’s the best job in the world? ANSWER: Presenting HARDtalk Hmm. What if i... more »

Take the power back from LUCK...

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
http://www.i-uvsweden.com/i-oliver-blog/take-the-power-back-from-luck Take the power back from LUCK... 26/08/2014 by Oliver Troll I've noted that's so easy to give away my power without even thinking of it much. How often do we not hear that we are either LUCKY or UN-LUCKY...? If that is not enough often we give others credit such as "God/Source" or "Angels" and "Guides". Why? If God is omnipresent than God/Source is everywhere, right? It's not wrong to give God/Source credit as long as you realize that God/Source is within you. I'm convinced that part of this belief system ... more »


Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Defence Minister, David Johnston, are deliberately misleading the Australian people and more than likely the Australian parliament, by telling us that the government hasn’t been asked to commit to helping the US again in Iraq. Tony Abbott is following in almost the same footsteps as John Howard did in March 2003 when he kept telling the Australian people and parliament that he hadn’t been asked by Bush to commit to the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ just before the invasion and destruction of Iraq, an event which has led directly to the cur... more »

Crew Member of Cops Reality TV Show Shot Dead by Police

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
In an incident that is most surprising because it did not happen sooner, a crew member from the hit Fox reality show “Cops” was shot to death while on the job producing future episodes. The chosen police unit in Omaha, Nebraska were likely enjoying their moment in the television limelight until a response to a robbery went terribly wrong. In rolling up at a local Wendy’s fast food restaurant, the cops engaged in a shootout with the suspect that ultimately resulted in the death of audio technician Bryce Dion who was hit by a stray police bullet. According to a story on the incident... more »

Malaysia Flight 370 Update ( August 28 , 0214 ) BIGGEST JOKE: Now, search officials say MH370 may have ‘turned south’ earlier than thought

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:23Malaysian Flight 370BIGGEST JOKE: Now, search officials say MH370 may have ‘turned south’ earlier than thought - font size [image: decrease font size] [image: increase font size] - Cetak - E-mel - Komentar (1) Rate this item - - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 (1 Vote) INVESTIGATORS now think missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 turned south a little sooner than first thought, but they are still focusing their attention on the search area off the West Australian coast. Federal Transport Minister Warren Truss provided the update, aft... more »

Libya Updates ( August 28 , 2014 ) Theatre of Bizarre continues unabated - UN Security Council authorises sanctions against anyone endangering Libya’s stability and democracy ........ Egypt reiterates Tripoli airstrike denial as US backtracks ( US State Department backs away from statements made by .... " Senior " American Officials ) ...... Meanwhile , back at the ranch - Libyan and Egyptian chiefs of staff discuss military cooperation.........Why have one Government when you can have two - GNC is dead, Mufti is divisive: Faraj Buhashim, newly appointed HoR spokesperson

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/08/libya-government-resigns-allow-new-cabinet-201482913451213208.html Libya government resigns to allow new cabinet Government of Abdullah al-Thinni steps down amid fighting between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli. Last updated: 29 Aug 2014 02:28 LISTEN [image: Email Article] [image: Print Article] [image: Share article] [image: Send Feedback] The House of Representatives and the government have moved to Tobruk to escape fighting in Tripoli [Reuters] Libya's prime minister and his cabinet have resigned to make way for a new g... more »

Gaza War Map and Con warmongering

Alison at Creekside - 17 hours ago
British photojournalist Lewis Whyld has completed his Gaza War Map of 15 panoramic "virtual tours” of the destruction in the Gaza Strip. The stills and vid of the last 50 days hardly prepare you for the impact of turning in a full circle through 360º of destruction from a single point chosen from the map. Whyld : these are "not precision strikes". In the early stages of this latest version of bombing Gaza to rubble, or as a US military officer put it - "It's not 'mowing the grass,' it's removing the topsoil" - the Cons released their "Fire and Water" video. ... more »

Blossom Goodchild - August 27, 2014

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
http://www.galacticchannelings.com/english/blossom27-08-14.html Blossom Goodchild - August 27, 2014 Hello. I’m back home at last! Looking forward to catching up with you now, on a regular basis. So, let’s get straight to it. How should we begin today? *We shall start by stating the fact that ALL IS WELL.* *ALL IS VERY WELL INDEED.* *That which we have spoken of many times … is now to be moved onto a Higher level for the soul self to understand. For indeed, many of you have ‘changed’ your ways of thinking … and we suggest that in order to continue in this fashion … that WE offer ... more »

Ebola Updates ( August 28 , 2014 ) - Ebola Devastates West Africa: Revenues Down; Markets Not Functioning; Projects Canceled; GDP Plunges 4% ....... News from the most affected Nations in Africa !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-27/ebola-devastates-west-africa-revenues-down-markets-not-functioning-projects-canceled Ebola Devastates West Africa: Revenues Down; Markets Not Functioning; Projects Canceled; GDP Plunges 4% [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/27/2014 17:01 -0400 - Central Banks - France - POMO - POMO - Reality - Recession - Reuters - Trade War - Trade Wars inShare2 In all of its infinite wisdom, the "market", which stopped reacting to newsflow or discounting the future some time after the Fe... more »

Iraq / Syria War (s) Updates ( August 24 , 2014 ) -- As the US , Iran and Syria confront ISIS ( primarily in Iraq presently but imminently in Northern Syria ) , has the West Conceded the War against Assad is over ? State of the battlefield i Iraq ..... Tweets of the day for Iraq and Syria ......

Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
War Theatre..... [image: syria iraq isis] Mike Nudelman/Business Insider Late Day tweets..... *Memlik Pasha* ‏@MemlikPasha 42m Fall of Tabqah airbase to ISIS is a significant then Regiment 121 or Div 17. SAA went all in for defense of Tabqah airbase and still (1/2) *Memlik Pasha*‏@MemlikPasha failed. Kuwayris airbase, Dayr az-Zawr airport and the Aleppo-Hamah corridor through Khannasir and Salamiyah are likely next targets (2/2). - *Memlik Pasha*‏@MemlikPasha Simultaneously w/ the assault on Tabqah airbase ISIS also launched another large-scale assault on the Bay... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Update ( August 28 , 2014 ) -- Mission Sprint well underway --Likely US Airstrikes in Syria Just Another Stop on Endless Mission Creep Will Congress Have a Say ? In Expanding War to Syria, US Could Attack Assad Too Unwilling to Cooperate With Assad, US Could Just Bomb Everyone ....... Syrian Rebels Seize Israel Border Crossing Israeli Army Attacks Syrian Military Positions as Nusra Advances

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Anti War ....... Likely US Airstrikes in Syria Just Another Stop on Endless Mission CreepWill Congress Have a Say? by Jason Ditz, August 27, 2014 Print This | Share This From announcing the authorization of airstrikes on ISIS earlier this month in the area around Mosul, the US war in Iraq has already seen an amount of mission creep so substantial that the term “creep” doesn’t seem anywhere near appropriate. The initial goal was to stop ISIS from attacking Irbil. That expanded to Baghdad, then to wiping out ISIS in Iraq. Now, the war is set to be expanded into Syria, even though theU... more »

Insider's Guide

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Here is something for everyone interested in the coverage of the Israel/Hamas war. I came across it, as you probably did, via a link on Harry’s Place, where one of Hadar’s excellent articles from BBC Watch is cross posted, and which you’ve undoubtedly already read. (If not, do it now.) This essay entitled: An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth appeared in Tablet August 26th. Matti Friedman writes as a former AP reporter but, this important essay equally begs questions of the BBC. In the light of widely disseminated testimonies of senior BBC reporters stating categ...more »

Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) ღ Aloha Ke Akua

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
2 October 2012 Beautiful. Real talk. Music by Nahko - Aloha Ke Akua. Visual production by The Mates Group for Estrellas Del Bicentario. Shot in Mexico with Phantom & Red One Cameras. *Enjoy* *Aloha Ke Akua Means God Is LoveAloha is… love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, and charity. Aloha is… greeting, salutation, regards, sweetheart, lover, and a loved one. Aloha is being… beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, and lovable. *

At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
*In a radical new theory, mass and length scales arise from interactions between particles.* http://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140818-at-multiverse-impasse-a-new-theory-of-scale/ THEORETICAL PHYSICS *At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale* Mass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature, according to new ideas bubbling out of the multiverse. Mass and length scales. Andy Gilmore for Quanta Magazine By: Natalie Wolchover August 18, 2014 Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size... more »

Streams of Higher Photonics align for transmission through selected Gaia portals

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
*Streams of Higher Photonics align for transmission through selected Gaia portals* by ÉirePort Streams of Higher Photonics align for transmission through selected Gaia portals. Such portals will be selected with in-built time flex as final adjustments are required. Severance from prior Light influx plans has completed, as prior methods were evaluated as non-optimal. Progress toward final Photonic activation of Gaia continues. Ultimate Light Influx portals will show themselves to all as activation moment nears. ÉirePort | August 28, 2014 at 06:54 | Categories: Uncategorized |... more »

Local aircraft set to mark Aug 30 parade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: T-129 ATAK helicopters]Turkey’s locally co-manufactured assault helicopter ATAK will be the first indigenous aircraft on display at the Aug. 30 Victory Day parade. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) will showcase its latest inventory during the ceremony, which will be attended by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the first time as president and Ahmet Davutoğlu as prime minister. The T-129 ATAK helicopter, which is co-produced by Italy’s AgustaWestland and the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), officially joined the Turkish army on June 10. Read more

The U-2 And Global Hawk, The US Spy Planes That Will Help Hunt ISIS in Syria

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: U-2 Dragon Lady and RQ-4 Global Hawk]The United States has begun surveillance flights over Syria in an attempt to spy on ISIS fighters. While the U.S. Department of Defense refused to comment on what type of aircraft will be used, one military aviation expert said they will likely be the venerable Lockheed Martin U-2 spy planes and Northrop Grumman-built Global Hawk drones. “The two aircraft will complement each other and offer different ways to gather intelligence,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal group. Read more

US Aircraft Carrier 'Ike' Leaves Drydock

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)]The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) has left dry dock and moved from Dry Dock 8 to pier 42/43 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Va. informs USN. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has been in dry dock since September 2013, conducting a scheduled docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) period. "Without the excellent work of the ship's team leaders and zone managers, the ship wouldn't have been ready when it was," said Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy James, Ike's maintenance manager. James said the ship's force and NNSY ... more »

India to train Vietnamese pilots to fly Sukhoi fighters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su-30Mk2 Flanker]India and Vietnam are likely to sign a defence agreement, under which Vietnamese pilots will be trained to operate Russian-built Sukhoi fighters, sources in the Indian Defence Ministry told RIR. The agreement is likely to be signed when Indian President Pranab Mukherjee visits the Southeast Asian country in September. The details are being finalised during the on-going visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Vietnam, the sources said. Read more

New Russian strategic subs use only domestically-made equipment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Borey class SSBN]New Russian strategic nuclear submarines will not use any foreign-made equipment, official of Russia's Sevmash shipyard said Wednesday. "During construction of nuclear submarine Prince Vladimir (Borei-class) and all other ships, the shipyard does not depend on import," the Sevmash chief Mikhail Budnichenko was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying. He added the enterprise has also stopped using spare parts produced in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, and successfully switched to production using spare parts and equipment made... more »

Opinion: A New Era in Anti-Submarine Warfare

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 093 (Shang) class SSN]China and Russia’s submarine forces are flexing their prowess in the undersea domain by operating further from their respective country’s homeport – in some cases within striking distance of the United States. Given the expansion in operations, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platforms on both coasts of the United States will be required to monitor and defend the nation more frequently. Foreign submarine operations near the homeland are not necessarily immediate threats, but do require careful thought as the Navy prepares to execute future ASW missio... more »

Borexino: photographing the Sun using neutrinos

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*Technical:* Windows 7,8 64-bit users are definitely recommended to download the stable 64-bit version of Chrome which has twice lower instability rate and is faster, not to mention some new abilities. The installer will automatically update your (now 32-bit) Chrome. Perhaps you have to run it twice, closing Chrome perfectly in between. At the end, "About Chrome" should show "Version 37.0.2062.94 unknown-m (64-bit)". Physics World and most of other MSM science news sources inform us about the observations by Borexino, an Italian experiment located in Gran Sasso (the word could mea... more »

Obama Drafted To Expand BushWar to Syria (Only the Palest Background Is Acceptable to NeoLibs?  NPR/PBS Robbing/Nooners Alert) Please Stop Electing Morons! (Bob Woodward:  Terrorist for the Old Guard?) Gaza's Moral Perversity (The Body In What Street?)

Sorry today's essay is sooo long, but stupid stuff keeps happening. And happening. And happening. A tall, cool one should suffice. Maybe two. BREAKING? Obama Declares War on Syria by Stephen Lendman The Islamic State is the pretext. Syria is the target. At issue is regime change. It's replacing its sovereign independence with pro-Western stooge governance. It's wanting unchallenged

Messages From Higher Self - Work With Others With Shared Visions.

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
Source: *https://plus.google.com/116550793025117941917/posts?hl=en-GB*

No Water Crisis, Part 2

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
Yesterday, a friend and former classmate at UPSE, now President of the National Power Corp. (NPC), Gladys Cruz Sta. Maria, posted a photo in fb, of an inter-agency Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB). In particular, they discussed about the still low level of Angat Dam. Yesterday, the dam elevation was only at at 178 meters above sea level (masl). The same day last year, the level was at 203.1 meters. Angat dam – opened in 1967 in Norzagara, Bulacan, owned by Napocor -- is the main source of household and commercial water use in Metro M... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 22 hours ago
*Who would be giving the Communist clenched-fist salute these days?* Ecofascists, of course. The pic above is apparently from a new film full of Warmist hysteria. Some of the speakers sound a lot like old uncle Adolf too. One totalitarianism is as good as another to them, I guess. Details here *THE (LATEST) ANSWER TO THE “PAUSE”* Dr David Whitehouse In popular science journalism the latest is always the best. With all the explanations for the “pause” in global surface temperatures since 1997 – there are now over 30 of them – it is always the most recently published one t... more »

America's Creeping Into Syria Will Hang Itself in Ukraine

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*August 28, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The US has claimed it will begin reconnaissance flights over Syria - a tentative first step toward direct military intervention it has sought in attempts to overthrow the Syrian government since 2011. While the US is using the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) as a pretext to carry out these intrusions into Syrian territory, it was the US itself that created and to this day perpetuates ISIS and other extremist militant fronts amid a documented attempt to reorder the entire Middle East. What is expected to follow is an incremental exp...more »

James Bond, The V2 and The World Trade Centers

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
*Chapter IX - Hungarian Prime Minister, Ferenc Nagy's, Chronological Activities, and Wernher Von Braun.* 1. June 1946. As Hungarian Prime Minister, Nagy visits the United States and receives permission for the U.S. Army in Germany to return fifty-two million dollars in gold reserves (taken from Hungary by Hitler) to Hungary. At the same time, Nagy spends one full week in Knoxville, Tennessee, Huntsville, Alabama and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he meets and visits with Nazi scientists working at American Redstone Arsenal and with Tennessee Valley Authority management and security... more »

Africa, AIDS and Ebola - The Global Fascist House of Jack the Ripper

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
*AIDS and Ebola - The Global Fascist House of Jack the Ripper * *(and Gœthe, neé Gwelth)* *"You look at any of the large venue performances of Radio Ga-Ga.... * *He has that audience in the palm of his hand... 80,000 people, just completely hypnotised, and I just thought..... * *"My GOD...." * *If he were to chose to use that power.... **in a BAD way.... * *We coulda had trouble...." * *- Paul Gambucci* Yes, he was an Indian. He was also an African. An African Gay Man, born and raised, and as English as Tea and Crumpets on the croquet lawn, out by the gazebo that now exists onl... more »

Congressional Researcher Surprised by Consistent Pentagon Assessment on Iran's Defensive Military Doctrine

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 23 hours ago
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (left) and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on February 16, 2012. (Photo Credit: Michael Reynolds / European Pressphoto Agency) A classified Defense Department assessment on Iranian military posture and capabilities, delivered to Congress early in July

China's New Anti-Tank Weapons Can Destroy America’s Best Tanks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*China Will Sell HJ-12 Missiles That Can Destroy America’s Best Tanks -- Epoch Times* *China's new anti-tank weapons could end up in ISIS hands * 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 previo... more »

New York Times Endorses Tim Wu Over Cuomo's Handpicked Conservative Nightmare, Kathy Hochul

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
Two days ago, the *NY Times* editorial board wrote that they could not bring themselves to endorse Andrew Cuomo for another term, citing his grotesque record of corruption. I guess Cuomo doesn't have the kind of dirt on them that he has on the pathetic creeps who control the Working Families Party, which endorsed not just Cuomo, but confessed conservative Kathy Hochul (watch the astounding video up top), 3 of the very worst corporate whores in the entire U.S. Congress-- Steve Israel, Joe Crowley and Sean Patrick Maloney-- and handpicked Wall Street shills running for Congress lik... more »

Culture Of Corruption-- Enough Yet?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 #5024The 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Frodsham, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Wendell Berry, "Remembering Now"

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

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