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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Monday, August 4, 2014

4 August - Blogs I'm Following

11:26pm MDST

Did you hear this on the U.S. "mainstream media"? I didn't think so. Their moto: All the news the government wants them to print.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 21 minutes ago
------------------------------ Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement Published time: July 30, 2014 21:58 Edited time: July 31, 2014 02:19 Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded. LIVE UPDATES: Israel launches ground incursion in Gaza Strip Canceling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia *“means, in other word... more »

"We Killed Some Little Folks" Future Title of Barack Obama's Memoirs

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 38 minutes ago
*Slayer of children, conqueror of infants, the great Barack Obama! His government of death knows no distinction between young and old, male and female, enemy combatant and civilian, infidel or muslim. * An excerpt from, *"Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action In Gaza Has US Fingerprints All Over It’"* by Jon Queally, MintPress News, August 4, 2014: A new analysis of the intelligence and military relationship between the U.S. and Israeli governments—bolstered by new top secret NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden—exposes the deep complicity of American foreign policy when it c... more »

The Case Of A Plane Landing On A Highway In Kenya Ended Up Revealing How U.S. Forces Are Transported In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
*Plane That Landed On African Highway Carrying U.S. Troops Gets Dismantled -- Washington Post* When a cargo plane landed on a Ugandan highway last month carrying U.S. troops, it grabbed attention and shed light on the low-key way in which American forces travel through Africa to carry out missions. But there’s more to the story: The aircraft will be dismantled, likely because it can’t fly from the same location again. A news video of the plane — a CASA-212 aircraft, as the website Medium pointed out — shows it surrounded by Ugandan civilians after it made an emergency landing Jul... more »

How The Crisis In Ukraine Is Shaping How Strategists Study War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 48 minutes ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, July 30, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *What Ukraine Means For How We Study War -- Joshua Rovner, Washington Post* Last week Marc Lynch wrote a thoughtful commentary on the future of political science after Gaza. He noted that while the ongoing violence seems very familiar, it actually suggests a number of new questions for political scientists who focus on the Arab-Israeli dispute. These include everything from the limits of transnational ... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Atmospheres”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 49 minutes ago
Deuter, “Atmospheres” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li3UthG-7kM

"Your Silence..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 49 minutes ago
“Your silence will not protect you.” - Audre Lorde

Billboard improvement

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
Two best things about elections: slagging off politicians to their face, and vandalising billboards. (Slagging off not shown.) [image: The hypnotoad is even included.] [image: Well, not everyone...] [image: And, as always, BATMAN.] [image: Hutt South #Labour #forabetterNZ] [image: #National #TeamKey#Working4NZ] [image: #Conservative "Abuse your party vote"] [image: Mt Eden #InternetMana via Jolisa] [image: We know this to be the truth. #NZPOL] More billboard improvement at someone’s NZ Billboards Tumblr site. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permi... more »

No U.S. - Russia Nuclear Defense For Real-Life ‘Armageddon’ Asteroid Threats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*U.S.—Russia Tensions Nuke Plans For Real-Life ‘Armageddon’ Asteroid Defense -- Asawin Suebsaeng, Daily Beast* The U.S. Energy Department, apparently, is being forced to close its eyes. Rising tensions between the United States and Russia, stemming from the latter’s recent aggressions, have upended the Obama administration’s ambitious Russia “reset”—and with it, the once-promising U.S.-Russian plans to destroy killer asteroids with nuclear bombs. On Sunday, The New York Times ran a story detailing how the Ukraine crisis has stalled an accord that promised “one of the most expansiv... more »

In A Rebuke To It's Neighbors And The U.S., China Says It Can Build What It Wants In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Image from The Economist *China Says Can Build What It Wants On South China Sea Isles -- Reuters* (Reuters) - China can build whatever it wants on its islands in the South China Sea, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, rejecting proposals ahead of a key regional meeting to freeze any activity that may raise tensions in disputed waters there. Southeast Asian foreign ministers this week hold security talks with counterparts, including those from the United States and China, in Myanmar, with escalating tensions over maritime disputes in Asia likely to be a major issue. The Phi... more »

The Ebola Epidemic Is 'Picking Up Speed' In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Ebola Death Toll Rises To 887 As Spread Of Disease Picks Up Speed -- L.A. Times* The deadly Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa continues to accelerate, according to numbers released Monday by the World Health Organization. The virus has now claimed at least 887 lives, the WHO reported, with 163 new cases and 61 deaths in just two days. The latest update indicates the disease is picking up speed, with the number of new infections surging by 33% over the last three-day report ending July 27, and three new cases reported in Nigeria, the latest country to be hit by the diseas... more »

As Soon As People With Guns Start Talking About Extermination, You Know There's A Serious Problem

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Gun nuts will be in ecstasy when they read about civil unrest in western China's Xinjiang Province. The freedom fighters only had knives, axes and swords and were slaughtered by the governmental oppressors with automatic rifles. Many local Muslims want their own country but virtually all local Muslims don't want Beijing interfering with their faith. So they butchered 35 Han Chinese civilians with their knives and swords and then killed two Muslim Uighurs who collaborate with the Chinese as well as a prominent pro-government imam at a major mosque in the old Silk Road city of Kashg... more »

Do you cook at home ... or eat out?

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 hour ago
[image: Cooking at home is Eco-friendly]*Cooking at home is Eco-friendly!*When we cook at home, we can control all aspects of a meal. We determine everything from the type of pots and pans we use, to the ingredients we buy, to the amount we prepare. Eating out, on the other hand, is a bit harder on the environment. Restaurants use a lot of energy, waste ingredients, and don't always use local, whole foods in their recipes. So I'm wondering ... how many times, in a week, do you cook at home? Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago


Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
METRO | Alice Embree reports on a moving memorial for the victims of the UT Tower shootings.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
this is an orange solving the mystery of wtc7 zero: an investigation of 9/11

Disease Expert Warns That Terrorists Could Make A 'Dirty Bomb' Containing Ebola

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Terrorists Could Use Ebola To Create Dirty Bomb To Kill Large Numbers In The UK, Says Cambridge University Disease Expert -- Daily Mail* * Dr Peter Walsh says group such as Al Qaeda could use virus to create bomb * Biological anthropologist says risk of Ebola reaching UK is small * 'Bigger risk' is that terrorists manage to harness virus, says expert * Bomb could cause 'large number' of horrific deaths The deadly Ebola virus could be used by terrorists to create a dirty bomb capable of killing large numbers of people in the UK, a Cambridge University disease expert has warned. As fe... more »

The Islamic State Is Focusing On Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*ISIL Targets Saudi Intelligence -- Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon* Officials: ‘Crowd-sourced’ assassination campaign aimed at destabilizing Saudi Arabia The ultra-violent al Qaeda offshoot group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has targeted Saudi Arabian intelligence officers for a campaign of assassination as part of plans by the group to expand activities inside the oil-rich kingdom. A Twitter campaign by ISIL terrorists was launched Friday that sought information on Saudi intelligence officers. It followed a fatal knife attack against a Saudi police off... more »

The Continuing Israeli Genocide Of Gaza: Exposing Israeli Lies - How A "Kidnapped" Soldier Ilustrates Israeli Deception!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
Today, the reports coming out of Gaza seem to be going from bad to horrific... It seems that as I have already stated as fact is coming true... The insane and very criminal Israelis are out to exterminate the entire population locked up in what is truly the world's largest open air concentration camp. There should be absolutely no doubt in anyone's minds any more that this has always been the purpose of this Israeli operation against innocent and mostly helpless human beings.. Every single lie that the Israelis have used to this date that they have used as their "excuse" to attack... more »

The Rise Of The Islamic State Is Unprecedented In The History Of Extremist Organizations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Islamic State ‘Now Controls Resources And Territory Unmatched In History Of Extremist Organizations’ -- Terrence McCoy, Washington Post* It’s a pattern of territorial expansion that has now become familiar. After the Islamic State captured Sinjar on Sunday, came the executions. Then arrived the orders to convert or die, the flash of the movement’s black flag, the fleeing of thousands — and, finally, the jubilant and chilling images on social media. One showed a destroyed Shiite shrine, which had long sat in the ancient city of Sinjar in northwestern Iraq. Another depicted the exe... more »

Machinery of the day: Waterview spoil

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Here’s the latest video showing the construction of the Waterview tunnel, this time highlighting the removal of spoil from the tunnel face. An almost wholly mechanised process, at the rate of one trailer truck load every ten minutes. It reminded me of the observation that capital goods – machines and the like – all that good stuff that Thomas Piketty and his crowd think are unnecessary and irrelevant to production – are in fact tools by which human effort is vastly leveraged,, making work like this possible. (Not just more roundabout production, but production that wouldn’t be pos... more »

(Mary's Mosaic?) Who Rules Washington? (The Rise to Power of the National Security State )

Speaking of good books for a long weekend's indulgent read, I recommend Peter (son of CIA head Wistar, who was probably involved) Janney's detailed explication of what happened before and after the murders of JFK and his very good friend - and college chum of Janney's Mother at Vassar - Mary (ex-wife of CIA very-scary-guy Cord) Meyer. The storyline also exposes (among many other subjects) much

Israel Is Turning Gaza To Ashes; ISIS Terrorists Threaten To Turn Iraq Into A Wasteland Like Afghanistan; The Authors of These Disasters Are On The CIA's Payroll

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
"So, as I terrorize Gotham Gaza, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clambering over each other to stay in the sun. You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra's al Ghul's Zionism's destiny... We will destroy Gotham Gaza and then, when it is done and Gotham Gaza is...*ashes*... then you have my permission to die." - Israel to Palestinian leaders. *Source of quote: The Dark Knight Rises (2012, Warner Bros. Pictures).* An exce... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“This shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Moving toward to bottom of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its narrow appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* About 5 light-years long and a mere 800 light-years away, the Pencil Nebula is only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years in diameter and is the expanding debris cloud... more »

"The Wonder Of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"We live in radical times surrounded by tasks that seem impossible. It has become our collective fate to be alive in a time of great tragedies, to live in a period of overwhelming disasters and to stand at the edge of sweeping changes. The river of life is flooding before us, and a tide of poisons affect the air we breathe and the waters we drink and even tarnish the dreams of those who are young and as yet innocent. The snake-bitten condition has already spread throughout the collective body. However, it is in troubled times that it becomes most important to remember that the wond... more »

"One Big Road..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!” - Bob Marley


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress.” - Anwar Sadat • "Reality is certainty or authenticity which gives a support to our argument on any matter. Reality can also be defined as the one that the majority of the people have agreed upon. But for argument sake, we may also say that facts are different from reality. “Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, does not go away” said Philip K Dick. But it also seems that reality depends upon the perspective with which we view them. ... more »

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Eagle Poem" * "To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you. And know there is more That you can't see, can't hear Can't know except in moments Steadily growing, and in languages That aren't always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky In wind, swept our hearts clean With sacred wings. We see you, see ourselves and know That we must take the utmost care And kindness in all things. Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed bec... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Boise, Idaho, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Paulo Coelho, “Choosing The Way We Will Depart”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Choosing The Way We Will Depart”* by Paulo Coelho "As you probably know, we are all going to die one day. As we become aware of that, we should surrender to life with much more joy, making things we always postpone, respecting the precious minutes that are passing by and will never come back, disclosing and discovering horizons that can be interesting or disappointing, but deserve at least a little bit of our effort. It’s normal that we try to avoid death. It isn’t only normal, it’s the healthiest attitude we can adopt. It is an aberration however to deny it, as the awareness of ... more »

Jus Ex Bello in Gaza

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 3 hours ago
The New York Times recently reported that unidentified Israeli officials claimed that Israel is looking to unilaterally end the conflict with Hamas in Gaza. After more than 1800 Palestinian casualties in three weeks of fighting, international pressure to cease hostilities appears to be working. However, this strategy of the “silent treatment,” rather than a negotiated settlement Continue reading

"I Soon Found Out..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"I soon found out you can't change the world. The best you can do is to learn to live with it." - Henry Miller

“Living With the Contradictions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Living With the Contradictions: A Human Potential Visionary* * Talks About Our Infinite Potential and How We Also Block Progress”* By Charles Eisenstein "Last week I sat down for a telephone conversation with Joseph Chilton Pearce, an author who has had a big influence not only on my work, but on the way I have raised my children. He alerted me early on to the damage that hospital birthing, day care, television, and modern schooling do to the developing brain. A World War Two veteran, he could be considered one of the elders of the human potential movement, although he brings to it... more »

Chet Raymo, "Why Not?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Why Not?"* by Chet Raymo "A reader named Liz asked: "If we are all one and made out of the same material- then the things that we make are made out of the same material. But they are not animate. Why not?" At first glance, this might seem like a naive question, one that we all know the answer to. On reflection, it turns out to be terribly profound. Or should I have said, "wonderfully profound"? Yes, everything, animate and inanimate, is made of the same stuff - the 92 naturally-occurring elements - but all of the animate things we know about are made mainly of carbon compounds - ... more »

Monsanto Paid Female Bloggers to Attend Panel

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Heather Callaghan Writers are often barraged with email invites to attend conferences to become better writers with promises that, in time, their efforts will produce a lucrative income. There are niche writing workshops as well, such as "food blogging." The hitch, of course, is that one must pay for tickets to enter said workshop. In a notable flipside, however, Monsanto recently paid female bloggers $150 if they attended "an intimate and interactive panel." The goal here not being a way to a successful writing career, but rather an incentivized way to shape public opinion. The... more »

The Dog that Did not Bark: American Airlines Flight 587 - by Webster G.Tarpley

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
The Dog That Did Not Bark - American Airlines Flight 587 from Spike EP on Vimeo. *The Dog that Did not Bark* "Two months after 9/11, American Airlines Flight 587 -- an Airbus 300-600 -- left John F. Kennedy International Airport en route to the Dominican Republic. Less than three minutes after takeoff, the aircraft crashed in a blazing inferno in the heart of a Queens neighborhood. All 265 people aboard perished. According to the NTSB, the tail fin and rudder of the plane sheared off as it accelerated. *This was the second deadliest crash in U.S. history, but it also "was the fi... more »

DHS Funded Report: Sovereign Citizens Greatest Threat To U.S.

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville Back in April, 2014, I wrote an article entitled “FBI Visiting Gun Shops To Investigate ‘People Talking About Big Government,” where I reported the fact that FBI Counterterrorism agents were visiting South Carolina gun shops in order to gain information regarding potentially “suspicious” customers. These “suspicious” people were not those suspected of Muslim extremism but Americans who were concerned with big government. The agent who approached the gun shop discussed in my article was actually quoted as saying “If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in. You d... more »

Would Elizabeth Green Approve of A Book I Might Write on the Art and Craft of Journalism?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Somehow I doubt it, especially since I am not a journalist, haven't studied or practiced journalism, and know almost nothing about the origins, history, theoretical base, or conceptual understanding and shared knowledge of the craft and art of journalistic writing. I hope Elizabeth will forgive me, then, for being skeptical about her finally-published Columbia journalism research paper on pedagogy and teaching, the "meat" of which was published in the New York Times Magazine over four years ago. I read a sampling of Elizabeth's "new" book at Amacon, and it is clear that Elizabeth'... more »

The Truth is Rising About Global Destabilization

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
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James Brady (1940-2014)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Sign a remembrance card on the BradyCampaign to Prevent Gun Violence website* *"I come before you today as not just another pretty face, but out of sheer talent."* *-- Jim Brady, to a press corps aware that First Lady-to-beNancy Reagan had wanted a Ken doll as press secretary* *"Neurosurgeon Arthur I. Kobrine later recalled telling the president's personal physician about Mr. Brady: 'It's a terrible injury. I don't think he has a chance. I don't think he's going to make it, but I think we should try.' "* *-- from Jon Thurber's Washington Post obituary* *"The bullies have suc... more »

"How It Really Should Be"

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

9/11 and Global Terrorism - A Dialogue with Jacques Derrida

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*"Derrida is the kind of philosopher that gives bullshit a bad name"* *Foucault* "In the winter of 1989, during Bush’s first hundred days in office, *Fukuyama* delivered a lecture to the Olin Foundation which was later published in *The National Interest*quarterly under the title of “The End of History?” Imperial administrator *Fukuyama* had studied under the reactionary elitist *Allan Bloom, *and was conversant with the French neo-enlightenment semiotic (or semi-idiotic) school of *Derrida, Foucault, and Roland Barthes,* whose zero degree of writing *Fukuyama* may have been striv... more »

Faux outrage by the US and President Obama regarding Gaza ( August 4 , 2014 ) --- US, UN Outraged as Israel Strikes Another Gaza School ..... All the while US cash , weapons and surveillance involved in the same attacks ! Snowden outs Obama's charade !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Just a masquerade folks........ Russia Today...... Obama's 'helplessness' an act: Snowden reveals scale of US aid to Israel Published time: August 04, 2014 07:37 Edited time: August 04, 2014 17:42 Get short URL [image: US President Barack Obama, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Edward Snowden (Reuters/AFP Photo)] US President Barack Obama, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Edward Snowden (Reuters/AFP Photo) 16K3.7K23 Trends Israel-Gaza strikes, NSA leaks Tags Arms, Intelligence, Israel, Mass media,Middle East, Military, Politics, UK, USA,War The turmoil g... more »

Iraq Update ( July 18 , 2014 ) Latest news on the ongoing sectarian war , news from Kurdistan , items on the political front ......

Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Vineyard of the Saker...... July 18th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo Iraq SITREP 18th July: Who wants to live forever ? Quote of the day, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib on being hit by the (Muawiya’s) assassin’s sword when in prayer: Today Ali is successful/has succeeded! 18th July: Abdul Raqib Amin, 26, a Daash fighter killed near Ramadi by Security Forces is believed to be one of the three British Nationals who appeared in a recruitment video last month 18th July: State of The Law Coalition (Maliki’s Party within the National Alliance) states that others cannot expect a party that polled ... more »

Sunset of US Hegemony and the rule of King Dollar -- ( August 4 , 2014 ) Lead Articles --- India Slams US Global Hegemony By Scuttling Global Trade Deal, Puts Future Of WTO In Doubt ; De-Dollarization Continues: Russian Oligarchs Shift Cash To Hong Kong Dollars On Sanctions Concerns ....... additional items to consider !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-04/de-dollarization-continues-russian-oligarchs-shift-cash-hong-kong-dollars-sanctions- De-Dollarization Continues: Russian Oligarchs Shift Cash To Hong Kong Dollars On Sanctions Concerns [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/04/2014 18:31 -0400 - Bank of America - Bank of America - Currency Peg - Hong Kong inShare Last week we noted the very significant activity by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority as it bought USDollars in size to support its peg. It appears we have found at least one smoking gun fo... more »

Israel And Hamas Agree To A 72-Hour Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Israeli soldiers arrive at a staging area near the border with Gaza Strip August 4, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias *Officials: Israel, Palestinian Factions Accept 72-Hour Cease-Fire In Gaza -- CNN* Gaza City (CNN) -- Will it, or won't it, hold? That's the question following word late Monday that Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt. Even as both sides agreed to the cease-fire, scheduled to begin Tuesday morning, both sides appeared suspicious of one another. "The onus is on Hamas," Israeli government spok... more »

Illinois' next governor may make Romney look like a saint

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 5 hours ago
Does the name Bruce Rauner ring a bell? No, me neither. It turns out he's the Republican nominee for governor in Illinois, which under normal circumstances would mean he's a nobody. But he's been leading incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn in polls all summer, and could actually end up as the state's next governor. This is a problem, because he is even more out of touch with the middle class than Mitt Romney (Rauner is a private equity near-billionaire) whose idea of transparency is to release the first two pages of his 1040 tax return for 2010-12, and nothing else. Romney at least release... more »

World War One ... historical stupidity that seemed like a good idea at the time

leftdog at Buckdog - 5 hours ago
*I see that the Canadians are being brainwashed into thinking that World War One was a great and glorious moment in Canadian history. You are being told that Canadian soldiers died for Canada's 'freedom' during the First World War ... to 'protect and preserve our nation'. Nonsense!!!* *Any one with even a fleeting knowledge of history will struggle with this interpretation of the pointless, meaningless conflict known as 'the First World War'.* *Stop any citizen on the street and ask them what the reason for the First World War was ... and see if they know. Essentially, three Royal... more »

Call For Genocide Adds to Israel's Mounting Public Relations Problem

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
It's not like Israel has enough of a public relations problem with the mounting "collateral damage" from Operation Protective Edge but when moronic bloggers are openly calling for genocide it doesn't help the cause. In a deranged screed that was published by The Times of Israel and then rapidly removed after mounting outrage triggered by the ill-advised posting by Yochanan Gordon. The piece also appeared on The Five Towns Jewish Times, a Long Island based newspaper and website founded by his father. Both rapidly sites issued apologies for the piece and should hang their heads in ... more »

Arabs not supporting Hamas?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Elan Journo observes that Arab regimes in the past “would pounce to vilify Israel’s efforts at defending itself from Palestinian aggression, but curiously, many have been quiet amid the Gaza war.” Why so? One explanation, sketched in this *New York Times* piece, is that the Arab states view the Islamists of Hamas (whose patron is Iran) as a major problem, a higher priority than their (unwarranted) enmity toward Israel. If so, that implies these regimes understand the Islamist threat better than many in the West. An exception of course is , pointed out by the *Washington Times*, ... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 4, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Why Are So Many Civilians Dying In Hamas-Israel War? -- Ashley Fantz, CNN* (CNN) -- Images from the conflict between Israel and Hamas depict apparent civilians, innocent people caught in the middle. Often, the dead are children. The Palestinian death toll in Gaza stands at more than 1,800, with nearly 10,000 wounded, Gaza's Health Ministry said Sunday. More than 300 children have died, the ministry has reported, as the United Nations repeatedly raises concerns about the high number of deaths in Gaza. On the Israeli side, 64 Israeli soldiers and three civilians have died since fi... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
FTR 4 Excerpted from the One Step Beyond show of 8/18/96, this broadcast highlights the possible use of genetically-engineered micro-organisms for the purposes of biological warfare and genocide. Beginning with the research of Doctors Garth and Nancy Nicolson, the program discusses an (apparently) genetically mutated mycoplasma that figures prominently in the mysterious "Gulf War Syndrome". This micro-organism has had a gene from the HIV spliced into its genome, making it much more destructive. Most of the segment focuses on the remarkable recent book Emerging Viruses - AIDS and E... more »

"Refugee camps" in Kurdish/Iraq- Kurds request No-fly Buffer Zone & Armed US Assist

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*I am having a bit of deja vu. Deja vu, as in this seems somewhat familiar...........* *Turkey plans refugee camps, in Kurdish held territory, in Iraq.* The deja vu, for myself, and perhaps for long time readers here comes from the fact that *Turkey built "refugee camps" *at it's border with Syria but those camps were only maybe a tiny bit for refugees and *mostly for NATO backed Islamist fighters to destroy Syria.* Since some in Turkey have already embedded themselves with the Kurds, there is no need to build "refugee camps" for NATO backed fighters in Turkey.The Kurds are very... more »

World News Briefs -- August 4, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Palestinians dig through the rubble of a building searching for bodies after what police said was an Israeli air strike at Shati (Beach) refugee camp in Gaza City August 4, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly *Israel And Hamas Agree To A 72 Hour Ceasefire -- BBC* Israel and Palestinian groups including Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza, officials and Egyptian mediators say. The ceasefire will start at 08:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday. On Monday Israel held its own seven-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza but then resumed its military operations. H... more »

The Medicine Man - Ebola, Project Coast and the Depopulation of Africa

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
Larry Ford was a regular at those gatherings, and the technology he handed over that day, Bouwer chortled, could prove invaluable: a sampler of virulent, designer strains of cholera, anthrax, botulism, plague, and malaria, as well as a bacteria he claimed had been mutated to be *“pigment specific.” “Kaffer-killing germs,” *Bouwer confided, using the derogatory Afrikaans term for blacks. *“Dr. Ford has done my country a great service.”* Anthrax War - Project Coast, Dr. David Kelly and the Ethnic Weapons Program from Spike EP on Vimeo. The Assassination of Dr. David Kelly of MI6 ... more »

Who writes this shit?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Reading the commentariat slagging off the shouting match Joyce v Robertson on this weekend’s *The Nation* – the interview show that’s only shown at the time when most decent people are either in bed being hungover, or at least not spending their Sunday morning in front of a bloody television – I headed over to the website to enjoy the blood sport, and stayed to lament the idiocy. The blood sport was ill described, purportedly a debate about “the wealth of the nation” – Joyce and Robertson going “head-to-head on their parties' prescriptions for prosperity.” It wasn’t that at all; ... more »

Iraq’s Religious Minorities Are Being Slaughtered By The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Iraq’s Religious Minorities Are Being Slaughtered And ISIS Just Captured The Last Town Giving Them Shelter -- Andrew Slater, Daily Beast* ISIS just captured the Iraqi town of Sinjar in the first major defeat of Kurdish forces. Religious groups that had taken refuge there are in imminent danger of being massacred. In a major defeat for Kurdish forces the Iraqi town of Sinjar was captured Sunday by the group known as ISIS, now calling itself the Islamic State. This is the Kurds first major loss to ISIS and a catastrophe for the religious minorities who had taken refuge in the area ... more »

After Fleeing Advancing Islamic State Forces Humiliated Kurdish Leaders Have Ordered Their Forces To launch A Counter-Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Photograph: Guardian *Humiliated Kurdish Leaders Order Counter-Strike Against Advancing Islamic State Fighters -- The Telegraph* Questions asked about Kurdish Peshmerga troops after extremist militants execute lightening strike and send thousands fleeing for their lives. Kurdish leaders ordered a major counter-offensive against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq yesterday after being humiliated by a lightning Jihadist surge into their supposedly “safe” areas. Tens of thousands of members of the region’s patchwork of minority groups were said to be in flight in the deserts an... more »

Never A Good Sign: "My Men Are Brave And Honourable; Their Cause Is Holy"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Kaiser Wilhelm II allowed zeppelins to bomb Liège in Belgium in August, 1914, right at the beginning of WW I and soon the zeppelins were dropping bombs on Paris as well, even damaging Notre Dame Cathedral. Willy was ok with bombing English military installations and docks but forbade targeting London in the fear that a bomb might hoot one of his royal relatives but by 1915 he was already being ignored by the military and they began a terror bombing of London. Watch the video from documentary sources above. In all, Britain suffered 1,413 civilian deaths and 3,409 injuries from the ... more »

The Economy: “Middle Class? What Middle Class?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Middle Class? What Middle Class?”* by Bill Bonner “We have reached the age where we have to resist the urge to give unwanted advice to younger people. Just this morning, a young woman was crossing the street: "Hey, none of my business, but that's a dangerous place to cross. The cars whip around the corner here... and they can't see you because of the scaffolding." "Thanks," came the polite brush-off. And now we are about to give you, dear reader, some advice. Not a stock tip. Not a trade. Nope... This is advice about crossing the street, circa 2014. And this advice could be wort... more »

Why the Great War Was Not Stopped

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
A century on and the establishment are still soft-soaping it. So no Dave, no. Britain didn't declare war against Germany for the sake of poor little Belgium, the rights of small nations or for the defence of neutrality. Those then groaning under the weight of our empire might have had a thing or two to say about these matters after all. These were the good reasons. The real reasons, which *did not* make war an inevitability, was acting to prevent French and Belgian channel ports from becoming German naval bases, and putting the Wilhelmine upstart back into its box. Cold, hard intere... more »

Iraq's Sunni Militants Are Seizing The Country's Major Dams

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Iraq’s Biggest Dam at Risk as Militants Battle for Control -- Bloomberg* Kurdish security forces clashed with a breakaway al-Qaeda group that’s trying to extend its conquests in northern Iraq by seizing the country’s largest dam. Fighting is raging near the Mosul dam, and it is a “no man’s land,” Sheikh Ahmed Al-Simmari, a resident of the nearby city of Rabia’ah, said in a phone interview. The Kurds have bolstered their forces around the area and are preparing a counteroffensive to retake the Rabia’ah border post with Syria and nearby towns, he said. *Read more* .... *More New... more »

Covert chemical warfare: 100,000 deaths a year

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
image source Jon Rappoport Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US. The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion. Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America. That’s an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for each man, woman, and child. That’s about one new prescription every month for every American. The Medical News Today article concluded, “…the industry should be heartened by the growth of the number of prescriptions and spending.” Yes, I’m sure the drug in... more »

Defining Away Economic Failure

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Paul Craig Roberts Last week’s government guesstimate that second quarter 2014 real GDP growth will be 4% seems nonsensical on its face. There is no evidence of increases in real median family incomes or real consumer credit that would lift the economy from a first quarter decline to 4% growth in the second quarter. Middle class store closings (Sears, Macy’s, J.C. Penney) have spread into the Dollar stores used by those with lower incomes. Family Dollar, a chain in the process of closing hundreds of stores is being bought by Dollar Tree, the only one of the th... more »

Doctor: ‘There’s Not Enough PANIC and Customers to Make an Ebola Vaccine’ — Oh Really?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
Melissa Melton A short two-minute video Bloomberg News uploaded to YouTube attempts to explain why the world doesn’t already have a widely available Ebola vaccine. (Trusting the ingredients of such a thing and whether or not you would personally take it is another matter entirely, but hold on a second.) What’s fascinating about this clip is what Dr. Ben Neuman, University of Reading, says towards the end. Neuman explains that because viruses easily mutate, “It’s not just one drug we need for Ebola. We need a cocktail of drugs and perhaps a nice vaccine that could be used.” Hm.... more »

Luke Rudkowski Interviews David Icke About Consciousness

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
*We Are Change* In this video Luke Rudkowski meets David Icke on the Isle of Wight to continue their conversation from last year about consciousnesses and spirituality. Visit WeAreChange.org Visit DavidIcke.com *Be the Change! Donate Today!* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* *Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter:* *Delivered by FeedBurner*


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
We've had a bit of a readership spike today, specifically for the post called Jeremy Bowen's Gaza notebook: "I saw no evidence of Hamas using Palestinians as human shields", which quoted the BBC's Middle East Editor saying just that in a *New Statesman* article. This great interest has been generated by a rumour on social media: BBC removed Jeremy Bowen from #Gaza for saying he had not seen any evidence of #Hamas using civilians as humanshields pic.twitter.com/ynoKwQtbXG — Raajje News (@raajjenews) August 3, 2014 Soon the likes of Lauren Booth and Tariq Ramadan were tweeting their ... more »

Lyse, damned lies and dodgy statistics.

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I bear Lyse Doucet no ill-will. I don’t feel any animosity towards her at all. At one time I found her accent intriguing, and many years ago I listened to a middle-of-the-night broadcast on radio 4, probably BBC World service, about her background and Canadian origins and thought it was fascinating. Of course, since she’s been beating the anti-Israel trail, it is hard not to find yourself disliking her. I mean when she slunk over to the side of the street where the sun don’t shine, you had to wonder what went wrong. Somewhere, somehow she lost sight of the investigate/inquire/ques... more »

Quote of the Day: Education Policy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
"Today, education reformers increasingly view our children as fodder for the engines of economic productivity. Leaders of global corporations, education "experts," and political leaders, having lost sight of the true ends of education, promote uniformity of curricula across the nation, validated by high-stakes testing. The time has long passed for us to recognize that these would-be emperors of the mind … wear no clothes." - Lenore Ealy, "Is Education Policy Economic Policy" Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ih... more »

METRO | Alice Embree : A moving memorial for the victims of the UT Tower shootings

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Whitman survivor Claire Wilson James said, ‘It was so important to me that a student group organized this event, and that a younger generation is carrying these stories forward.’ By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 4, 2014 … finish reading *METRO* | Alice Embree : A moving memorial for the victims of the UT Tower shootings

When is Ebola not Ebola? ... When it walks off an airplane

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
As I pressed the "publish" button on yesterdays Ebola article, I knew that there were several more facts and pieces of information to bring to the public's attention. Here is part II of The Ebola Outbreak: The "Pandemic" that isn't.The more news articles I read, the more blatant the lies and deception become. The main stream media seems to of been caught in their tracks with their "Ebola is an airborne (aerosol) virus" lies and are now quickly backtracking and setting the record straight on that fact. The Associated Press released this article on 5 things you need to know about t... more »

Who can rescue the Labour Party?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
A wise man, not David Miliband who looks shocked that the BBC would allow such an attack on their allies http://youtu.be/zhi-totcVVE

Profiteers on the Move in MA to Expand Charters in 2016

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
From Lisa Guisbond at CPS: Charter proponents may have been shocked to be handed a rare legislative defeat, but they are not sitting back on the heels of their designer shoes. The State House News Service reported this week that charter advocates "are already eyeing the 2016 ballot" and "reaching out to supporters in the business and education communities, as well as potential donors, to line up the backing necessary to mount a ballot campaign." The report also heralded the arrival in Boston of a new pro-charter school player, called "Families for Excellent Schools," led by a Brookl... more »

TRUTH of Smoking and Tobacco benefits. Tobacco treats Ebola, has many medicinal properties and Good Health Properties

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 11 hours ago
The Truth of tobacco and smoking. It is beneficial and it is a treatment for Ebola. It is not beneficial to smoke commercial bought cigarettes as they contain over 3000 additives with many of those being carcinogenic. Smoking store bought cigarettes will cause someone to have cancer. But smoking natural pure tobacco is something all together different and can be very good for you health

U.S. Sent Youths From Latin America To Cuba To Stir A Revolt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*AP: Obama Administration Program Secretly Sent Young Latin Americans To Cuba To Gin Up Rebellion -- CBS* WASHINGTON — An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger even after a U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail. Beginning as early as October 2009, a project overseen by the U.S. Agency for International Development sent Venezuelan, Costa Rican and Peruvian young people to Cuba in hopes of ginning up r... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 4, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Ukraine Crisis: Army 'Heading For Victory' - Defence Minister -- BBC* Ukraine's defence minister has said his forces are gaining ground significantly against rebels in the country's east. Valeriy Heletey told the BBC there would be victory "very soon". He blamed the rebels for the difficulties faced by international experts in getting access to the MH17 crash site. His remarks came as civilians in the east prepare for a siege as government forces close in on the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. Residents are stockpiling food and supplies and are sleeping in basements, w... more »

Lebanese Army Continue To Battle Syrian Rebels Who Have Crossed The Border From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Lebanon's Military Battles Islamists on Syrian Border -- Voice of America* Lebanese troops are battling Islamic militants near the Syrian border in a third day of fierce clashes - the worst spillover of violence since Syria's civil war broke out three years ago. Lebanon's army reported Monday that at least 16 of its soldiers have been killed in the fighting that erupted in the town of Arsal, while another 22 are missing. It said that advancing soldiers have found the bodies of 50 militants. Hundreds of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees crammed into cars and pickup trucks du... more »

The Secret to Amazing Clam Chowder

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
There is a restaurant where my dad grew up in Oregon that is known for their clam chowder. Every summer when we would drive up to visit my grandpa, we would stop for clam chowder. I was convinced there was nothing in the world more disgusting and I refused to eat anything but crackers every time we went. One summer, after watching my parents struggle to get my to try just one bite, my grandpa took a new approach. He offered me $5 to try the soup, one bite turned into bowl after bowl and I have never looked back. After trying clam chowder at just about every place I have been that... more »

Hamas Video 'Shows-Off' Their Ghoul Sniper Rifle In Action (And With A '2km Range')

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Hamas Militant Video Shows Ghoul Sniper With '2km Range' -- The Telegraph* A video released by Hamas, which cannot be independently verified, shows a huge sniper which militants claim was made in Gaza Hamas' armed wing has released footage of a home grown sniper rifle, nicknamed Ghoul, which it is using to target Israeli soldiers. The footage, which cannot be independently verified, shows what Hamas claims is a 14.5mm caliber sniper rifle, with 2 km (1.2 mile) range. The average range of a typical sniper rifle is just under 900 yards (800 metres). A militant posing next to the ... more »

Campbell Brown Clip from Colbert Show

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Campbell Brown has been named by George Schmidt to the Ann Coulter Chair of Right Wing Punditry. Congrats, Campbell. Below is George's commentary from *Substance News*. George N. Schmidt - August 04, 2014 From one point of view, you could say that Campbell Brown just got a promotion. From an obscure "reporter" at CNN, she has been elevated to what Substance will call the "Ann Coulter Chair of Right Wing Punditry" in American media. (See below for another version of this, based on 20th Century history). One way or the other, four years after "Waiting for Superman" and four years a... more »

Robert Reich And Stanley Chang Want To Solve One Of The Big Problems Endemic To Growing Inequality

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The debate above on the topic: The Rich Are Taxed Enough-- Robert Reich and Mark Zandi vs Glenn Hubbard and Arthur Laffer-- took place in 2012. At its core, the question came down to whether or not the richest are paying their fair share in taxes. (Spoiler: the audience vote showed a gargantuan win for Reich and Zandi over the two clueless corporate stooges Hubbard and Laffer.) Over the weekend, Reich did an interesting post, Work and Worth that almost anyone who finds himself in a high-paid job contemplates at one time or another. His assertion-- that "what someone is paid ha... more »

Israel - Hamas War News Updates -- August 4, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Netanyahu: Gaza Campaign Continues Until Calm Restored -- Voice of America* Israel will not stop its military campaign in Gaza until long-term calm is restored, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, at the end of a seven-hour humanitarian lull in fighting. “The campaign in Gaza is continuing. This operation will only end when quiet and security is established for the citizens of Israel for a prolonged period," he said on a visit to the army's southern command. Also Monday, in what appeared to be backlash against Israel’s offensive against Ga... more »

The Kitchen Sink was Exposed

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
When I was five or six years old I first became aware there is a world and I somehow are a part of it My question then and now is how do I join will I be a participant a sailor or a Capetian a member of the Columbus tradition as an astronaut, or as a servant even an incredibly elevated one The man realizing that basically told you get back to factory because for you astronomy is a column in the paper on Sunday your fate is in the stars Fate that is spelled Sheeple, come on people be alive There is no magic force that guided you to merry the cheerleader at 23 and give your fortune ... more »

Stop killing people

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 12 hours ago
The talk of two-state solutions, displacement, borders, violent Zionism, violent resistance, bombed schools, shelters, houses, kibbutzim, the opinions of various persons both thoughtful and blinkered is maybe just a little teeny tiny bit ahead of the game. The current war on Gaza, for that's what it is, highlights the baseline condition for any peace: Stop killing people. Stop killing people.

Noam Chomsky - Information Clearing House - OUTRAGE

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
as ICH or Information Clearing House states in its front-page editorial, "You ain't gonna hear this on CNN," and look who authored this *Gaza-holocaust* article titled... *OutrageBy Noam ChomskyAugust 03, 2014 "ICH" - Almost every day brings news of awful crimes, but some are so heinous, so horrendous and malicious, that they dwarf all else. One of those rare events took place on July 17, when Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down in Eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people.* *The Guardian of Virtue in the White House denounced it as an “outrage of unspeakable proportions,” whic... more »

World News Briefs -- August 4, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Israeli soldiers walk past tanks at a staging area near the border with Gaza Strip August 4, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias *Israel 'To Pursue Campaign' As Truce Ends -- BBC* *Israel's prime minister has vowed the campaign in Gaza will continue "until quiet and security are returned to the citizens of Israel".* Benjamin Netanyahu issued the statement after Israel's seven-hour "humanitarian window" for parts of Gaza closed. The truce slowed violence in Gaza, although Palestinians said Israel broke it by hitting a house in Gaza City. Two attacks on Israelis were reported in Jerusal... more »

Im Feeling Intolerant Again

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
Last month I wrote a little screed about why I thought somebody's comment was infuriatingly stupid. I called the piece: "Why I'm So Intolerant." (It turns out that the guy who made the comment has said intelligent things on other matters and that part of what he was saying was correct. It also remains the case that a LOT of what he said in the comment was plain stupid.) I use the word "intolerant" because there is something about my writing style that makes me appear intolerant of difference of opinion and even broadly contemptuous of the intelligence of anyone who disagrees with me... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Palestinian Child killed by U.S. made Israeli Navy missile on Gaza beach* *"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country." - **David Ben-Gurion** (Polish born Israeli Statesman and Prime Minister (1948-53, 1955-63). * *Ode to a dead Palestinian child* *Yesterday you were playing with your cousins **on this sandy Gaza beach.* *You were playing soccer and you had just scored **a goal with your makeshift cloth beach ball.* *You knew there was danger on the beach but you could **not resist the beach and the cool oc... more »

Congressman Massie: ‘Anger, Frustration, Embarrassment’ When Redacted Portion of 9/11 Report Is Released

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) As reported by Joshua Cook: Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie said that U.S. citizens should have to right to read the 28 redacted pages from a report investigating the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Appearing on The Glenn Beck Program, he said there will be “anger, frustration, and embarrassment when these 28 pages finally come out.” Despite those negative emotions, Massie is fighting for the document’s release. As reported previously on Benswann.com, Massie, Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) are sponsoring ... more »

James Heckman’s Research Argues Against Test-Driven Accountability

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 13 hours ago
The Myth of Achievement Tests, by James Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz is more than a meticulous work of social science. It also is an objective, but hard-hitting, analysis of the testing that has driven school reform, and a warning about the unintended harm done by ill-conceived policies. One of the best things […]

Netanyahu's Big Lie

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
http://stopthewall.org/ History is full of ugly ironies. Among the ugliest is the Netanyahu government's use of the Big Lie to justify what is happening in Gaza. Chris Hedges writes that, while covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: I saw small boys baited and killed by Israeli soldiers in the Gaza refugee camp of Khan Younis. The soldiers swore at the boys in Arabic over the loudspeakers of their armored jeep. The boys, about 10 years old, then threw stones at an Israeli vehicle and the soldier... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 4, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Image from VOX *Analysis: Israel Underestimates Hamas' Asymmetrical Tactics -- Barbara Opall-Rome, Defense News* *Tunnels Support Attrition War By Far Inferior, Mini Force* TEL AVIV — Amid mounting casualties and mutual recriminations over the sixth failed ceasefire in their ongoing war, Israel and Hamas continued late last week to battle on parallel fronts: under the sands of Gaza and in the court of public opinion. It’s a battle of competing narratives — a protracted race for the public support and perceived victory needed to deter the other side from the next round of fighting... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
A total of 438 soldiers, including 164 Ukrainian border guards have been allowed to cross into Russia on Sunday night after they requested sanctuary. Previously hundreds of Kiev's soldiers have crossed into Russia - not wanting to kill their own citizens in the civil conflict being encouraged, funded, and directed by the US-NATO war machine. Vineyard of the Saker writes today: There is also information that among those who did not surrender there are Polish mercenaries, which essentially explains the stubbornness of the resistance (a serious international scandal is possible).

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Vision Quest”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Vision Quest” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDnOSAIJ1lc

We’re All Criminals and Outlaws in the Eyes of the American Police State

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
By John W. Whitehead “Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little.”—“Rough Justice in America,” *The Economist* Why are we seeing such an uptick in Americans being arrested for such absurd “violations” as letting their kids play at a park unsupervised, collecting rainwater and snow runoff on their own property, growing vegetables in their yard, and holding Bible studies in their living room? Mind you, we’re not talking tickets or fines or even warnings being issued to these so-called “lawbreakers.” We’re talking felony charges, handcuffs, police c... more »

Depraved Diplomacy

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Just when you thought the official depravity couldn't get any worse, it gets mind-numbingly worse: *WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger even after a U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail.* *Beginning as early as October 2009, a project overseen by the U.S. Agency for International Development sent Venezuelan, Costa Rican and Peruvian young people to Cuba in hopes of ginning ... more »

Stay inside, hide under the bed and play video games

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 15 hours ago
*Because life is just too dangerous to live!* By Capt. Fogg Really, this is the safest time to live in the United states there has ever been and I'm guessing that's true of the civilized, "first-world" in general. Your kids are more likely to grow up big and strong and to live longer than you do just as you're likely to live twice as long as folks did a hundred or so years ago, but you'd never know it to listen and to read and to feel the mood of America. Have you seen the recent car commercials where the distracted young mother with child in the back seat ( kids can't ride in the... more »

The Holy Land Is Crying Out

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Free the Holy Land Five! This is a track from David Rovics album, Meanwhile In Afghanistan, which can be downloaded for free or by donation here: davidrovics.com/meanwhile-in-afga…tan/new-album.php The Holy Land Five are still in U.S. prison for feeding helpless Palestinians. David Rovics sings about them: I love this song, David Rovics! "The Holy Land is crying out, leaving little room for doubt; from ruined homes, the kids ask you--what in the world will you do?" ~Cynthia McKinney *You can visit our Gaza article archive here. * *Poll: Does the United States' support of ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Saints Monday Brief ~Ramon Antonio Vargas * *Fire out at Diamond Green Diesel plant in Norco * *Community Panel Wants Local Jobs From New Airport Terminal Project ~Eileen Fleming, WWNO* *Bayou Corne Waiting to start anew ~David J. Mitchell, The Advocate* *Waters closed for over 4 years reopen to commercial, recreational fishing ~WVUE* *BP files appeal of settlement to U.S. Supreme Court ~David Hammer, WWL*

The spin about the 438 deserted Ukrainian troops

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Lots of dramatic and worrisome events keep on taking place in Ukraine. A million of users saw the monologue by Bogdan Butkevich, a pro-Kiev journalist and a self-described musician, who said (months ago) that people like him knew what the Ukrainian national interests were and 1.5 million people in the Donetsk region (probably referring to all the ethnic Russians) were "useless people" who needed to be killed. "Gentlemen" like this one define the contemporary political mainstream in Ukraine. Meanwhile, four days ago, the Donetsk People's Republic's minister of defense, Igor Strelkov,... more »

Are Russia's Oligarchs Putting Pressure On Putin Because Of Sanctions?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Gennady Timchenko (RIA Novosti/Vladimir Fedorenko) *‘No Compromise’: Big Business Won’t Pressure Putin Over Sanctions -- RT* The big Russian businesses hurt by Western sanctions against Russia won’t even think about putting pressure on President Putin, because the interests of the state are at stake in the conflict, says a reputed presidential ‘inner circle’ figure. “This is out of the question,” Gennady Timchenko, who is one of the few Russian businessmen personally targeted by the US-championed sanctions, told ITAR-TASS. “In any situation Putin is guided by the interests of Russ... more »

Russia Begins New Military Exercises Near The Border With Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Russia Staging Military Exercises Near Ukraine: Interfax -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russia announced new military exercises involving bombers and fighter jets on Monday in a show of strength near the border with Ukraine. An air force spokesman was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying more than 100 planes and helicopters would take part in the manoeuvres from Monday until Friday in its central and western districts. The spokesman, Igor Klimov, said the exercises were the first in a series to improve coordination in the military and made no mention of Ukraine, where pro-Russian re... more »

August interlude: Postcard from Maine!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014* *Service a bit interruptus:* We've been whisked away by overnight train to sojourn with family from distant parts here in the southernmost part of Maine. With apologies, this is a special event. Making their first-ever North American appearances: A 7-month-old great nephew, live and direct from Dublin (with his parents). Also, and a bit more magically, given relations between the two countries: The 16-year-old daughter of our niece's husband, live and direct from Havana! Also present, but old hat: Two great nieces, ages 2 and 8! (They've embedded thems... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

Kerith Strano Taylor Wants To Work For Us-- And There's No Doubt She Would Do A Better Job Than Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
As you probably know, Alan Grayson, a congressman who never sells out or bargains away the legitimate rights of working families, has been the most successful Member of Congress in terms of bringing both parties together in moving sensible, bipartisan legislation. Friday I spoke with a progressive candidate in a pretty red Pennsylvania district, Kerith Strano Taylor and her approach to working across party lines reminded me of the way Grayson does it. She won the Democratic primary for PA-05, a district currently represented by a garden variety, lockstep backbencher with no influen... more »

Hundreds Of Ukrainian Troops Have Deserted Their Posts And Defected To Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Over 400 Ukrainian Troops Cross Into Russia For Refuge -- RT* More than 400 Ukrainian troops have been allowed to cross into Russia after requesting sanctuary. It’s the largest, but not the first, case of desertion into Russia by Ukrainian soldiers involved in Kiev’s military crackdown in the east of the country. According to the Rostov Region’s border guard spokesman Vasily Malaev, a total of 438 soldiers, including 164 Ukrainian border guards, have been allowed into Russia on Sunday night. One of the Ukrainians was seriously injured on his arrival in Russia. He was taken to th... more »

A Look At Hamas's Top Political Leader And The Man Who Heads Hamas’s Military Wing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*CNN Exclusive: Inside The Mind Of Hamas' Political Leader -- Holly Yan, Steve Almasy, and Ali Younes, CNN* Doha, Qatar (CNN) -- As fighting rages between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, Hamas' political leader, who lives in Qatar, sat down with CNN for an exclusive interview. Khaled Meshaal, a 58-year-old former teacher, has had the role since 2004, after Hamas' then-leader, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, was killed in an Israeli airstrike. Meshaal is known as Hamas' external deal-maker, raising money from supporters in the region. He spoke with CNN's Nic Robertson. Here are highl... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*To keep grads solvent, take middleman out of student loans* The mounting student debt crisis could cause serious economic damage to the United States. Rising college costs and declining financial aid at both state and federal levels have significantly contributed to the problem. A good deal of responsibility, however, belongs to the financial institutions that service federal student loans, according to a new report. Millions of students use loans underwritten by the Treasury Department and granted by the Department of Education to help make college a reality. Once the loan is app... more »

Tangle-Free Cord Organization

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SharpieBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” I swear every house has one. You know what I am talking about, that crazy box or drawer that is a tangled mess full of cords. Every time you need to look for a cord you grumble under your breath because you are going to have to go through that entire mess to find the right one. Even if you find the cord easily, the next step is trying to get it untangled from all of the other crazy cords in the p... more »

Gaza attack: 'We were striking a legitimate target' - video

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
*Israel spokesman Mark Regev says an airstrike on a school in Gaza, which killed ten people, was targeted by Hamas terrorists and his government is investigating why civilians died.* *You can visit our Gaza article archive here. * *Poll: Does the United States' support of Israel make Americans less safe?* *Be the Change! Donate Today!* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* *Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter:* *Delivered by FeedBurner*

Boycott of Israel Spreads in European Civil Society Over Gaza War, Could Cost $5 Bn/Yr

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
By Juan Cole Shutterstock *This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page.* The ill-considered and remarkably brutal Gaza war likely will give further impetus to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement by Western civil society to pressure Israel on its illegal actions toward the Palestinians. A thoroughgoing such European set of sanctions could cost Israel as much as $5 bn a year and more. Roughly a third of Israeli trade is with Europe, and the EU is Israel’s largest single trading partner. Unite, the largest British trade union, has now resolved to campaign f... more »

Musical Interlude: Jason Mraz, “I Won't Give Up”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Jason Mraz, “I Won't Give Up” - https://www.youtube.com/

"What Is Right and What Is Wrong..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let them label you as they may.” – Mark Twain

Obama's jibber jabber on Russia and the debunking of same ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Moon debunks Obama jibber jabber on Russia ..... August 03, 2014 Obama's Russia Policies Are Based On Ignorance, Illusions Obama's Russia policies are based on ignorance and driven by illusions: President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a nation that "*doesn't make anything*" and said in an interview with the Economist magazine that the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy. ... *"Immigrants aren't rushing to Moscow* in search of opportunity. The* life expectancy of the Russian male is around 60 years* old. The *populatio... more »

Eat This Obama: Will Russia Ban McDonalds?

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 18 hours ago
Despite months of sanctions applied by the Obama regime and it's EU lapdogs against Russia over the alleged arming of rebels fighting the US puppet government in Kiev, the bear is biting back. In a symbolic shot after last week's latest round of idiotic economic warfare waged by Barry and the boys, the Putin regime is retaliating by going after the iconic American 800 pound gorilla of fast food that is McDonalds. In a Bloomberg piece from last week entitled "Russia Eyes Banning U.S. Chicken And Some European Fruit" it was stated that in addition to American poultry imports that t... more »

Republicans Circle Wagons to Defend Torture

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 18 hours ago
Most defenders of torture, which is prohibited under the Geneva Conventions are Republicans. This is sad as well as indicative of a deep, self-destructive streak that is going to continue to cost them elections at the national level. The time has never been more right for a serious alternative to to the ongoing wars, mass-surveillance, trampling of the Constitution and redistributing wealth into the military-security industrial complex. This is why so many are terrified of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's increasing popularity within the party. He at least seems to represent a clean ... more »

Thoughts on how Ukraine might have shot down MH 17 !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Saker offers his thoughts on MH 17.... Just the baseless hypothesis of an uninformed amateur, nothing more First, a disclaimer: I am not a pilot nor an air traffic controller, and I never served with air defense units. I did spend some time with an airforce, but my role was one of electronic intercept analysis. So what follows are just the musings of an uninformed amateur. *Caveat emptor*. What I will try to do here is present a possible scenario which takes into account the basic facts established so far. Here goes: The plan was for the Ukies to shoot down the MH17 using a to... more »

US slowly unfolding nuclear disaster ( August 4 , 2014 ) -- Lab Director: Expect radiation spikes coming from US nuclear facility — Gov’t pays for more air monitors to see impact on populated areas — DOE warns of ‘ignitability’ of 368 containers at site; “Significant fire risk” — Top Official: Material at WIPP “just disintegrated… got very hot, very quickly” ........

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
http://enenews.com/lab-director-radiation-spikes-expected-nuclear-facility-govt-pays-air-monitors-impact-populated-areas-doe-ignitability-368-containers-wipp-underground-significant-fire-risk-top-official-mater Dept. of Energy – Carlsbad, NM Field Office (pdf), July 30, 2014: The purpose of this letter is to provide you [New Mexico Environmental Dept.] written notice that the Department of Energy [is] provisionally applying EPA Hazardous Waste Number (code) D001** for the characteristic of ignitability to some nitrate salt bearing waste containers that have been disposed at the WIPP f... more »

Daniel in the lion's den

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The Today programme announced (several times) that “another strike” had been made by “Israel” on a UN school. The strike they were referring to was the one that happened yesterday and was, yesterday, thoroughly reported and documented on the air. Reported, condemned, explained, condemned. Was it a tiny bit misleading to keep announcing it as “another” strike, leaving the impression that there has now been an additional strike? Was it ‘another’ example of the BBC’s mischief-making? Never mind that for now. Let’s call it disputed territory. Jon Donnison’s report had also been shown... more »

Status Quo & A Broader Vision - A Guest Post by Michael Brine

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
[image: courage-be-yourself] Status Quo & Broader Vision. This article is designed to have us take a deeper look at the world in which we have been raised. To assist us in taking a more objective look at what is happening in the world around us and in which we are inexorably involved. By gaining a broader vision we can collectively affect the outcome which for this writer, given our present course, is not too uplifting! We have the power to create change. Will we be able to rise to this challenge? Here then is the challenge facing us, but not only us, but all life, human and the... more »

"No Bravery"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — "Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly month long operation against Hamas that has left more than *1,800 Palestinians* and more than 60 Israelis dead. Even as Israel said it was close to completing its mission, heavy fighting raged in parts of Gaza, with at least 10 people killed in what U.N. and Palestinian officials said was an Israeli airstrike near a U.N. shelter. The United States lashed out at Israel, saying it was "appalled" by the "disgraceful" attack.” - http://www.huffi... more »

"There Comes A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago

Ridge Racer Type 4 for the PlayStation

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
It's not news that the fifth generation of consoles left a legacy of some truly ugly games. Something like the first iteration of *Tomb Raider* on the PlayStation or Sega Saturn looks rank by today's standards. Back then it was very well-received and appreciated as a technical achievement, but no one ever thought the game was pretty. Such is the lot of the three dimensional games that appeared on said systems and its contemporary, the Nintendo 64. They were to 3D what the old Atari 2600 was to two dimensional gaming. Great to play, grim to look at. Granted there were a few that lo... more »

Doctor: ‘There’s Not Enough PANIC and Customers to Make an Ebola Vaccine’ — Oh Really?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/doctor-theres-not-enough-panic-and-customers-to-make-an-ebola-vaccine-oh-really_082014 Doctor: ‘There’s Not Enough PANIC and Customers to Make an Ebola Vaccine’ — Oh Really? Melissa Melton The Daily Sheeple August 3rd, 2014 A short two-minute video Bloomberg News uploaded to YouTube attempts to explain why the world doesn’t already have a widely available Ebola vaccine. (Trusting the ingredients of such a thing and whether or not you would personally take it is another matter entirely, but hold on a second.) What’s fascinating about this clip is wha... more »

“You Only Need To Be A Human To Stand With Gaza”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“You Only Need To Be A Human To Stand With Gaza”* by Abby Zimet “The mind reels. Another atrocity in Gaza: Israel just hit its sixth U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, this time in Rafah, killing at least 10 in what U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called "a moral outrage and a criminal act." There have been so many, too many to bear. Again, the only succor comes from the courage of those bearing witness: Among them, UN spokesman Chris Gunness, who broke down sobbing on air; Naomi Wolf, ceaselessly reporting, and now adding poems of grief and peace; other journalists ... more »

"Apathy And Evil..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really... Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn't care as long as it's not personally inconvenienced." - Jake Thoene, “Shaiton's Fire”

Two Pallywood duds in one day! - Thomas Wictor

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
When watching the BBC or Channel 4 coverage of the Israel Hamas conflict, you really shouldn't believe everything they say. Read this http://www.thomaswictor.com/two-pallywood-duds/ for some excellent examples.

Nato to strengthen military exercises after Russia 'aggression'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: NATO flag]Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said the transatlantic military alliance will draw up new defence plans following Russia's "aggression" in Ukraine. In an interview with French regional newspaper Midi Libre, published Sunday (4 August), he said that “Russia's aggression was a warning and created a new security situation in Europe.” "We will strengthen military exercises and prepare new defence plans," he said, reports AFP. Read more

Engine rejig to cut Su-30 burnouts

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su-30MKI Flanker]IAF’s frontline fighter jet Sukhoi-30MKI will be modified under new specifications laid down by its Russian manufacturers to fix mid-air engine trouble in its fleet. The move comes after the IAF faced an unusually high number of mid-air engine failures over the past two years (January 2102 onwards) and asked the Russians to rectify the problem in the fighter jet. The Tribune had highlighted this in its July 21 report. The IAF has a fleet of 200 Sukhoi aircraft and another 72 are on their way from Moscow. Read more

Rs 30,000 crore India-France missile development plan in troubled waters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Akash SAM]India-France proposed joint venture expected to be worth around Rs 30,000 crore to develop short range air defence missiles seems to have run into rough weather as Indian Air Force feels that its requirements could be met by indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile weapon system. The proposed joint venture is planned between DRDO and the French missile manufacturer MBDA under which they were planning to produce short-range surface-to-air missile (SR-SAM) systems for the Indian Air Force for the Maitri programme. The Akash air defence missile system has already been ... more »

BrahMos missile can be exported to Southeast Asian, Latin American nations

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: BrahMos supersonic cruise missile]In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to export defence hardware, supersonic cruise missile manufacturer BrahMos Aerospace has said that South-East Asian and Latin American countries have shown interest in acquiring the 290-km range weapon system and it is possible to export the missile to certain friendly nations. "Several South-East-Asian and Latin American countries want the BrahMos, expressed interest in it, particularly for the naval and coastal defence versions. A definite list of such countries already exists. We are pr... more »

Why Israel Is Not Trying To Destroy Hamas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Smoke: The aftermath of a reported Israeli air strike today in Rafah, which has been pummeled by the military for days in the escalating Gaza conflict *Senior IDF Official: We Could've Taken Down Hamas In 10 Days -- YNet News* Army says Hamas was left in power so that one organization could be held accountable for terrorist attacks coming from Gaza. The IDF did not take over the Gaza Strip or worked to completely destroy Hamas in order to leave an organization in power that would have to answer for terrorism in the Strip, a senior IDF source said on Sunday. "There's an Israeli int... more »

Speculation - conspiracy - is this a WAR WORLD or a FREE PLANET?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
if War World vs Free Planet were a football game, the scores would be: Free Planet 2 – War World 2 and by that I mean, two of the Free Planet novels and two of the War World novels have been written, edited and published by Chimericana Books. Each book is between 66,000 and 88,000 words, so if these trilogies were to published as one fat paperback each be a whopping 700-page 200,000+ words paperback, which is a nice thought. Here are the scores on the doors so far, converted into relevant Amazon links, click the title below if you're keen on sampling the madness. *FREE PLANET* -... more »

Ukrainian fighter jet downed by eastern insurgents

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su-25 wreckage]The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) said Sunday they confirmed shooting down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet. The jet was found between the towns of Yenakiyevo and Makiivka in Donetsk Region, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted spokesman of the DPR as saying, adding that the search for the pilot is ongoing. The Su-25 was allegedly shot down on Saturday, but the militia could not confirm it until they found the downed plane. Read more

Pakistan diverted US aid to fight India: Ronald Neumann, Ex-envoy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: P-3C Orion]Pakistan diverted most of the military aid it received from the US for counter-terror to fight against India, a former American ambassador to Afghanistan has alleged Ronald Neumann, former US envoy to Kabul's remarks came while testifying before a Congressional Committee. He said that most of the military aid to Pakistan never went to counterinsurgency and it went to buying equipment to fight India, post 9/11. Pakistan had received $20.7 billion worth of US assistance over the past decade, about two-thirds of it was military aid. Read more

INS Sindhurakshak CO likely to face court martial

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Sindhurakshak]The commanding officer of INS Sindhurakshak is likely to be tried by a court martial for alleged lapses that led to the sinking of the Russian-made Kilo-class submarine last year with 18 personnel onboard. A navy source said the warship’s captain would face disciplinary action for fatal lapses in safety that led to the sinking of the 2,300-tonne fully-armed boat at a Mumbai harbour on August 14, 2013, barely seven months after it had undergone a Rs. 815-crore upgrade in Russia. The punishment could range from loss of seniority, retirement benefits and even... more »

Royal Navy Ship HMS Enterprise to 'Evacuate Britons from Libya'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: HMS Enterprise (H88)]The Royal Navy is preparing to help British citizens leave Libya as continued fighting and gunfire at Tripoli's airport kills 22. The Libyan interim government said "heavily armed groups" have shelled "civilian targets", putting thousands of citizens in danger and displacing hundreds of families. The Foreign Office has advised British people to leave the country immediately and is temporarily closing its embassy in Tripoli. Read more

U.S. Continues Testing Surveillance Aircraft in Singapore

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]A U.S. surveillance plane is joining Singapore’s military in exercises as the navy tests the aircraft’s capabilities after the Pentagon found it ineffective at some tasks. The P-8A Poseidon, a Boeing Co. 737-800 modified with radar and sensors, is conducting anti-submarine and surface warfare sorties as part of the CARAT Singapore maneuvers that end Aug. 8, according to mission commander Lieutenant Commander Colette Lazenka. The aircraft, still in its testing phase, is faster and has more advanced systems than the Lockheed Martin Corp. P-3 Orion, Lazenka said. ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 22 hours ago
*Trade, the Precautionary Principle, and Post-Modern Regulatory Process: Regulatory Convergence in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership* Abstract: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (“TTIP”) has been hailed as an opportunity for the world’s two largest consumer markets to expand inter-regional trade, investment and jobs, and to secure greater regulatory convergence that could considerably reduce costly and market-distorting extra-territorial non-tariff regulatory trade barriers. This opportunity notwithstanding, Europe’s precautionary principle (“... more »

Ebola - What You're Not Being Told

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 22 hours ago

“5 Most Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“5 Most Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week”* By Janet Allon *“1. Peggy Noonan says the problem with the world is Obama 'dropping his g's."* Peggy Noonan is quite possibly going off the deep end. Her worries about our country's divisions have driven her there, apparently. The conservative columnist and former Reagan speech writer talked about those worries in her column in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, in which for some bizarre reason, she made reference to the president’s grammar and posture. “He shouldn’t be at campaign-type rallies where he speaks only to the base, he shoul... more »

Haitian Hearts Mid-Year Report--2014

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 23 hours ago
John A Carroll shared a link. 39 minutes ago Haitian Hearts Mid-Year Report--2014 blogs.pjstar.com As of today (August 3, 2014) we have had 12 Haitian patients accepted or operated. All have been heart surgeries. Mitchena (above) is on the list for heart surgery later this year. (Mitchena... LikeLike · · Promote · Share -

We Belong To Earth - A Guest Post by Niti Joshi

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 23 hours ago
Source: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NitiJoshi/posts

"Now We Must Look..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Now we must look upon each other as brothers and sisters. Only by joining together in a Spiritual Peace with love in our hearts for the Great Spirit and Mother Earth shall we be saved... If you have a way to spread the truth... Tell what you know to be true. Should we succeed, we will realize our mistakes of the past and return to the true path- living in harmony as brothers and sisters, sharing our Mother, the Earth, with all living creatures. In this way we could bring about a new world. A world which would be led by the Great Spirit... and our Mother will provide plenty and hap... more »

Terrorist Armies Now Fight Smarter And Are Far More Deadlier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Masked Hamas supporters take part in a protest against against the Israeli offensive on Gaza strip, in the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2014. (Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters) *Terrorist Armies Fight Smarter And Deadlier Than Ever -- Robert H. Scales and Douglas Ollivant, Washington Post* Military transformations can be hard to detect. They generally occur over decades, sometimes over generations. Soldiers are usually the first to recognize them, but for the perceptive, the signs of a sea change developing on today’s battlefields are there. Look carefully at media images of ground f... more »

President Obama: 'Russia Doesn't Make Anything'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Obama in the Oval Office. Pete Souza *Obama: 'Russia Doesn't Make Anything,' West Must Be Firm With China -- Reuters * (Reuters) - President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a nation that "doesn't make anything" and said in an interview with the Economist magazine that the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy. Obama has tried to focus U.S. foreign policy on Asia, a response to China's economic and military might. But for months, that "pivot" has been overshadowed by a flurry of international crises, includi... more »

UN: "Nothing Is More Shameful Than Attacking Sleeping Children" . . . Except When Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama Does It

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Barack Obama: Go Fuck Yourself. Rot In Hell Scumbag* *"List of children killed by drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen"* DronesWatch.org, January 20, 2013: *Compiled from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports* *PAKISTAN* Name | Age | Gender Noor Aziz | 8 | male Abdul Wasit | 17 | male Noor Syed | 8 | male Wajid Noor | 9 | male Syed Wali Shah | 7 | male Ayeesha | 3 | female Qari Alamzeb | 14| male Shoaib | 8 | male Hayatullah KhaMohammad | 16 | male Tariq Aziz | 16 | male Sanaullah Jan | 17 | male Maezol Khan | 8 | female . . . . *YEMEN* Afrah Ali Mohammed Nasser | 9 | female Z... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation, Part 3”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation, Part 3” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilsk2vkEWmA

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Hymn”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Hymn” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7fnZ-AQNE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel of the southern sky. Also known as NGC 104, it roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy along with around 200 other globular star clusters. The second brightest globular cluster (after Omega Centauri) as seen from planet Earth, it lies about 13,000 light-years away and can be spotted naked-eye near the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) in the constellation of the Toucan. *Click image for larger size.* Of course, the SMC is some 210,000 light-years distant, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way and not physically close to 47 Tuc. Stars on the outski... more »


I have for these last ten years on this blog been writing that the ultimate goal of right-wing Zionism has always been the creation of a Greater Israel that would ultimately incorporate the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Golan Heights and even south Lebanon up to the Litani River if they thought they could get away with it. I have written over the years that it has never been the intention of Israel to allow any form of Palestinian state to exist. Talks about a ‘two state solution’ and ‘Palestinian sovereignty’ have only ever been conducted by Israel in order to appease the West, pa... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“If you frequently give yourself permission to doodle, wander, and be totally unproductive, and you actually relish such interludes, I can guarantee that your genius, creativity, and productivity will increase exponentially. I've seen it happen a billion times. Operative words, were "frequently," "permission," and "relish"; does not work with "stingily," "regret," and "guilt." “Through the roof,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” www.tut.com


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Eyes blinded by the fog of Things cannot see Truth. Ears deafened by the din of Things cannot hear Truth. Brains bewildered by the whirl of Things cannot think Truth. Hearts deadened by the weight of Things cannot feel Truth. Throats choked by the dust of Things cannot speak Truth." - Harald Bell Wright, “The Uncrowned King”

Transcript of Campbell Brown’s Interview with Stephen Colbert

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
On August 1, 2014, blogger Jersey Jazzman published an insightful post regarding former CNN news anchor Campbell Brown’s appearance on the Colbert Report on July 31, 2014, as she discussed her intention to abolish teacher job protections “for the children” first in new York and then in other states nationwide. I know, I know. On August 2, […]

"The Answer..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world - few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds - justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to a whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner." - Anne Rice, “The Vampire Lestat”

"How to Protect Your Energy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How to Protect Your Energy"* By Judith Orloff MD “As you go through the intuitive healing process you need to know: each of us has our own special power. We carry it within; it waits to be awakened. Call it your inner self, your spirit, or light–however conceived, you must meet and come to know your core-essence. The source of all intuition, it is your fiercest ally and advocate against danger. By connecting with this part of yourself you’ll mount confidence, feel safer in the world. Then whatever or whoever crosses your path–even the devil incarnate–will be no match for your res... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Catania, Sicilia, Italy. Thanks for stopping by.

Paulo Coelho, “The Imperfect Attracts Us”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Imperfect Attracts Us”* by Paulo Coelho "Beauty exists not in sameness but in difference. Who could imagine a giraffe without its long neck or a cactus without its spines? The irregularity of the mountain peaks that surround us is what makes them so imposing. If we tried to make them all the same, they would no longer command our respect. It is the imperfect that astonishes and attracts us. When we look at a cedar tree, we don’t think: ‘The branches should be all the same length.’ We think: ‘How strong it is.’ When we see a snake, we never say: ‘He is crawling along the grou... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Wildly Seething Power”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“A Wildly Seething Power”* by Chet Raymo "I read Kierkegaard's “Fear and Trembling” at about the same age as Kierkegaard was when he wrote it- thirty. The young philosopher was wrestling with his demons, including the death of his father, a sternly religious man who demanded absolute obedience from his son. He had jilted the woman he loved, a self-inflicted wound that perhaps not even he understood. He was torn, in my opinion, between the demands of faith and reason. Like many before him, he turned to the story of Abraham and Isaac as a way of understanding his own endangered fait... more »

"What We Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we *know* that ain't so." - Will Rogers

“The Myth of Human Progress”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Myth of Human Progress”* by Chris Hedges “Clive Hamilton in his "Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change" describes a dark relief that comes from accepting that "catastrophic climate change is virtually certain." This obliteration of "false hopes," he says, requires an intellectual knowledge and an emotional knowledge. The first is attainable. The second, because it means that those we love, including our children, are almost certainly doomed to insecurity, misery and suffering within a few decades, if not a few years, is much harder to acquire. To... more »

Afghanistan's Presidential Recount Has Been Suspended Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah, left, and Ashraf Ghani announce an audit plan in Kabul on July 12, 2014. *Afghan Recount Delayed Again -- Voice of America* Afghan officials have again suspended the auditing of votes from the country's runoff presidential election. They said Saturday the count was delayed because presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has not yet agreed on how ballots will be determined to be valid or invalid. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke separately by telephone Friday with Abdullah and rival candidate Ashraf Ghani to of... more »

The First World War Started 100 Years Ago Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*French, German Presidents Mark World War I Anniversary -- Voice of America* PARIS — French and German presidents evoked the bloody lessons of World War I and hailed the emergence of a largely peaceful Europe Sunday, as they marked the centenary of Germany's declaration of war on France. French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck met in France's eastern Alsace region to lay the first stone of a memorial for French and German soldiers killed during what is called the Great War. Their meeting took place in Vieil Armand - known in German as Hartmannsw... more »

An Analysis Of The Islamic State's Military Strategy In It's War Against Baghdad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Islamic State Builds Forces, Targets For Baghdad Bomb Attacks -- Washington Times* The al Qaeda offshoot terrorizing Iraq is in the process of consolidating territorial gains and increasing the target list in Baghdad, a U.S. official and defense analysts say. But at this point, the Islamic State army of Sunni extremists does not have the capacity to take Baghdad, where a huge Shiite population and stiffer Iraqi forces defend the capital. “[The Islamic State] is solidifying its control in Sunni areas of Iraq and Syria,” said a U.S. intelligence official. “They attack or entrench ... more »

A Summary On The State Of The Syrian Army As ISIS Advances

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad carry their weapons as they gather in the town of Safira November 1, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/George Ourfalian *Assessing The State Of The Syrian Army As ISIS Advances -- ABC News* The Syrian army said it had retaken the Shaar gas field near Palmyra – one of the country's largest – from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The battle and its heavy losses raised questions about the army's state of preparedness against the Sunni militant group; fueled by spoils from its June offensive in Iraq, ISIS has marched steadily across east... more »

Who Wants Congress Pushing Us Into A War With Russian Over Ukraine?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
McCain, Ayotte, Graham want to spend billions to provoke a war with Russia over Ukraine Marcy Kaptur should be home demanding answers about why her constituents can't drink the water that comes out of their taps. (They can't brush their teeth or shower with it either and they can't let their pets drink it. There's cylindrospermopsin in what used to be their drinking water and, according to the EPA "the primary toxic effect of this toxin is irreversible damage to the liver." Oh, and it causes cancer in mice.) Last week, Kaptur was busy in Washington introducing legislation with Republ... more »

ISIS The Start of World War III? David Icke with Luke Rudkowski

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to David Icke about his predictions with ISIS and the possible start of WWIII. David breaks down many esoteric historical writings and the current political situation that can lead to bringing in other countries to war. *Be the Change! Donate Today!* *Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter:* *Delivered by FeedBurner*

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : Tonkin Gulf: The event that changed my life forever

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
I was a fly on the wall. I was a member of the staff of the operational command under whose authority the destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy would enter the history books. By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver | The … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : Tonkin Gulf: The event that changed my life forever

Misleading Public Over Exec Bonuses? (UltraRich, UltraPowerful) Should There Be a V.I.P. Room for Elections? (If Senate Dems Won’t Vote for You, Why Should You Vote for Them?)

Tired of having your pension invested in something with a good chance of making returns you can depend on being there when you retire? If you haven't felt like your government is trying to enfantilize (or at least hide the facts of life from) you yet, get ready. David Sirota does the honors: Govt Letter Declares Desire to "Minimize Attention" Around Wall St Salaries (From David Sirota,

Renzo Piano: “the only place where it all comes together is the mind…”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Interview - Renzo Piano] I really like this observation by architect Renzo Piano, on how the computer should remain a servant, not a master. *Paul Clemence: I look around your office and models are everywhere! From miniatures of entire buildings to blown-up structural details. Considering the integration of 3-D modelling software in architectural practice over the last decade, are models still essential to the preliminary design process? **Renzo Piano*: Doing one of these rough models is the same as sketching. The model is three-dimensional version of a sketch. With the ... more »

Gaza Death Toll Approaching 1,900

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Rescue workers search for victims as Palestinians gather around the wreckage of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike that killed at least nine members from the al-Ghol family, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa *Death Toll From Israel's Gaza Attacks Rises To 1830 -- World Bulletin* At least 71 Palestinians were killed and 150 others injured on Sunday in Israeli attacks on different parts of the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to a Palestinian health official. "This brings to 1830 the total number of Pales... more »

Israel Announces 7-Hour Humanitarian Cease-Fire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (R), Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, and IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz meet in Tel Aviv. Photo: ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE MINISTRY *Israel: Temporary Cease-Fire Starts Tomorrow -- CNN* Jerusalem (CNN) -- Israel has agreed to a 7-hour humanitarian cease-fire, according to the Israel Defense Forces, but a spokesman for Hamas says it's a no go. The cease-fire is expected to start at 10 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET) Monday, the IDF said in a statement. It would not apply to the areas in which Israeli soldiers are currently operating. "The IDF will respo... more »

Iran's Elite Guards Are Now Waging War Against The Islamic State In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke rises during clashes between Iraqi security forces and militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Ramadi, July 26, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Osama Al-dulaimi *Iran's Elite Guards Fighting In Iraq To Push Back Islamic State -- Reuters* (Reuters) - In early July, hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Kamal Shirkhani in Lavasan, a small town northeast of the Iranian capital Tehran. The crowd carried the coffin past posters which showed Shirkhani in the green uniform of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and... more »

Dept of Ag Shuts Down Cell of Potential “Agri-Terrorists”: Seed Libraries Outlawed in Pennsylvania

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Daisy Luther It looks like Michigan is not the only state with a Department of Agriculture that is adamant about the best interests of their citizens. Residents in Pennsylvania can now breathe a little bit easier since an illegal enterprise has been shut down. The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg was participating in an activity that put the entire ecosystem of the state at risk. In an astonishing act of hubris, they were running a seed library, right there amongst the books, in the very facility where small children go to have stories read to them. I’m not maki... more »

New Tracking Tech Designed to Thwart the Next Edward Snowden

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
image source Jason Erickson Whether one calls the revelations of Edward Snowden legitimate whistleblowing or treason, the technology to potentially thwart future security breaches has been rolled out in an unlikely place: Estonia. After a wave of cyber attacks in 2007, Estonia began focusing on data integrity and is now leading the world toward big data governance. Simultaneously, Estonia is laying claim as the first country to implement a national digital identity system, proving that all forms of tracking are being taken seriously: Secure, authenticated identity is the birthr... more »

Maybe Jamie Whyte was wrong

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Was Jamie Whyte right to compare the legal inequality of Maori today with the aristocrats of pre-Revolutionary France? Probably not. The more accurate analogy might be to compare the tribal leaders and their hangers-on to those aristocrats, busily eating cake while those they supposedly represent are getting their crumbs, if at all. An even more accurate analogy might be to compare this Browntable of today with the nineteenth-century version of the British House of Lords – an unelected body with entry based solely on hereditary privilege having veto power over the parliament of t... more »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On responsibility for aggression

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
"He who initiates physical force is morally responsible for the destructive consequences of the retaliatory force he thereby necessitates. So says the law of causality. "This principle is as clear in a warzone in the Middle East as it is on the streets of Miami. If a thug grabs a woman and tries to shove her into a van, and the woman pulls a gun from her purse and shoots at the thug, thereby killing an innocent bystander behind him, who is morally responsible for the bystander’s death? Every thinking adult knows the answer. "Of course, the kind and extent of retaliatory force war... more »

Irish Senator Drops Some Powerful Truth About the Tragedy in Gaza

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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5 Questions About the Ebola Scare

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton Now that the Ebola situation has hit the 24/7 mainstream media zoo, serious questions are being raised as to why now. After all, people were dying of Ebola in the hundreds in West Africa before this week. Aid workers and doctors were getting infected before. These things are not new, but the sudden media focus raises lots of questions. To start… *Why are they shipping Ebola-infected patients onto American soil for the first time?* As many have pointed out, this move seems particularly…ill-advised. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... more »

Is drug use among right-wingers perhaps even heavier than we've been imagining?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Yes, it's our old pal Rep. Steve "Nuttier Than Any Fruitcake" King (R-IA)! The Fruitcake Man opened his giant yap, so you know there must be trouble.* *by Ken* The craziness is out there, and it's getting crazier. A few simple click-through's on Daily Kos's "Recommended" list brought me this daily sampling. Do I need to add that this almost random sampling could be multiplied by thousands? *THE HOUSE GOP'S NEW GO-TO GUY ON* *IMMIGRATION? GOD'S REP. STEVE KING!* Daily Kos's Hunter notes ("Republican who crafted House border policy says our nation's borders were established by God... more »

Kurdish Security Forces Have Been Routed By Islamic State Fighters. Extremists Have Taken Control Of Iraq's Largest Hydroelectric Dam. 200,000 Civilians Have Already Fled The Onslaught

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Extremists Seize 3 More Towns in Iraq After Routing Kurdish Forces -- New York Times* BAGHDAD — Sunni extremists seized control of three towns in northern Iraq on Sunday after fierce battles with Kurdish security forces, sending thousands of people fleeing to the nearby mountains and threatening the country’s largest dam. In the darkness of Sunday morning, the Sunni fighters swept in to take one of the towns, Sinjar, and set about their method of conquest, which is as familiar as it is brutal: They destroyed a Shiite shrine, executed resisters, overran local security forces and ... more »

Pro-Russian Rebels Boast That They 'Shot Down' A Ukrainian Spy Drone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Boastful Pro-Russian Rebels Parade Around Ukrainian Spy Drone 'Shot Down' In A Field 15 Miles From MH17 Crash Site -- Daily Mail* * Footage of aircraft in east Ukraine released by Donetsk Peoples' Republic * Rebels posted photo making peace sign and declaring themselves heroes * Site near city of Shakhtars'k 15 miles from where jet fatally crashed * AFP quoted Ukrainian military alleging a spy drone was shot down with similar 'missile' to system it claims was used against MH17 * But internet users scorned claim - as the craft appeared remarkably intact * And footage by rebels in rebel... more »

i say yes !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Alan Waldman : New Zealand’s ‘Outrageous Fortune’ is an extremely clever comedy-drama TV series

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
An adorable cast creates a West Auckland criminal family struggling to go straight after its leader is imprisoned. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite … finish reading Alan Waldman : New Zealand’s ‘Outrageous Fortune’ is an extremely clever comedy-drama TV series

CARTOON OF THE DAY: On U.S. foreign policy successes

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
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Jon Voight on the luvvies’s denunciation of Israel

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Actor Jon Voight penned this Open Letter to the “dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar,” who denounced Israel's actions in Gaza in an Open Letter of their own. [image: image]My name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry, I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite anti-Semitism all over the world and are oblivious to the damage they have caused. They are obviously ignorant of the whole story of Israel’s birth, when in 1948 the Jewish people were offer... more »

Israeli Ambassador To America Equates Hamas With ISIS And Al-Qaeda

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Hamas has more political credibility than Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu.* Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, went onto NBC this morning and equated Hamas with ISIS. This is a familiar talking point. We often hear that "Hamas is like Al-Qaeda." We know the creation of Al-Qaeda can be credited to the CIA, Mossad, MI6, and Saudi Arabia, so the Israeli ambassador is putting his own government on public trial when he resorts to this stupid talking point to defend the indiscriminate killing of women and children in Gaza. If he were truthful he would be saying Hama... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Senator David Norris is a political and human rights activist in Dublin, Ireland and speaks about Israel's Gaza crimes.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
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"The Jewish State Solution" comes to Canada

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
West Bank settler Moshe Feiglin is a deputy speaker in Israel's Knesset and head of the largest faction within Netanyahu's Likud party. Today, actually, he is acting speaker. Three months ago on May 6, Feiglin was in Toronto for a speaking event put on by the Jewish Defence League (JDL) and the Toronto Zionist Council : *An Evening with MK Moshe Feiglin : "The Jewish State Solution".* Feiglin doesn't use the word Palestine as he contends Palestine does not exist. Shorter Feiglin : revoke the Oslo Accords, conquer Gaza, expel as many Arabs as possible, repopulate the area with... more »

Sparring regarding Vote audit continues ( August 4 , 2014 ) .... Abdullah rejoins Afghan vote audit ; Afghan vote audit delayed over disagreement Candidate Abdullah's objection to criteria to address alleged fraud claims in June run-off election stalls process.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/pakistanafghanistan/294257/abdullah-rejoins-afghan-vote-audit Abdullah rejoins Afghan vote audit August 04, 2014 - 12:50:08 am Afghan election commission workers unseal a box containing ballot papers for an audit of the presidential run-off vote, at a counting centre in Kabul, yesterday. KABUL: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has agreed to rejoin an audit of the votes, the United Nations said yesterday, after tense negotiations to rescue the election amid a prolonged dispute over fraud. The country’s first democratic transfer of powe... more »

The pendulum of the Arab Spring has swung in Israel’s favor......."

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
The pendulum of the Arab Spring has swung in Israel's favour. That is not a coincidence. That is long term planning Ok, so much for my enforced break. After a lovely day in wine country..... I am back! Continuing on with the situation in the ME. *Hope you all listened to that Max Igan interview?* During the first hour of the interview Max says something along the line of the Arab Spring changing the scenery for Israel.* RIR- Max Igan- Zionist Terrorism in Gaza* Can't recall the exact wording, but, it was something like it appears the Arab Spring™ had to take place before Israel co... more »

In Flanders fields

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

When the US spys on Nations , don't be shocked other Nations return the favor ! ​Israel wiretapped Kerry’s calls during peace talks – report

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Russia Today..... ​Israel wiretapped Kerry’s calls during peace talks – report Published time: August 03, 2014 11:01 Get short URL [image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.(Reuters / Lucas Jackson)] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.(Reuters / Lucas Jackson) 8.3K2.1K13 Tags Intelligence, Israel, Scandal, USA Israeli agents were eavesdropping on US Secretary of State John Kerry as he was mediating last year’s futile Middle East peace talks, German magazine Der Spiegel has revealed. Kerry made reviving diplomatic ties between Israel and the Palestinian Authority after a three-year fr... more »

Ukrainian Soldiers Reveal What Life is Like On The Battlefield In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukrainian army tanks move past a checkpoint as they patrol the area near eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve August 3, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko *Ukraine’s Frontline Troops, Surrounded By Enemies -- Washington Post* KIEV, Ukraine — The calls home from the front line are very brief, often just two words conveying all that really matters. “I’m alive,” Marina Bershadskaya’s little brother, Sergey, tells her. Then he hangs up to pass the communal cellphone to one of his fellow paratroopers in the 79th Airborne Brigade deployed to Ukraine’s border with Russia. It has be... more »


Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
EVIDENCE IS NOW CONCLUSIVE: 2 UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT SU-25 FIGHTER-JETS DID SHOOT DOWN THAT MALAYSIAN AIRLINER. NO “BUK” MISSILE GROUND-SHOT WAS INVOLVED. August 3, 2014 Share It | Print This SOURCE: ERIC ZUESSE Preface by Washington’s Blog: The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times,Bloomberg, Sydney Morning Herald, International Business Times and many other news sources have reported that the numerous holes in the wreckage of Malaysian airlines flight 17 are shrapnel from missiles fired from the ground in Ukraine. Reader-comments to my July 31st article, “First Examinatio... more »

Ebola in the US ? Reflections on August 3 , 2014 ....... Pondering the " What if " question - that being - What if Ebola is already here ? That makes the very recent August 1 , 2014 Executive Order from President Obama very interesting by way of timing and circumstance ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://www.blacklistednews.com/U.S._Government_Seeking_to_Test_Ebola_Vaccine_on_Humans/37005/0/38/38/Y/M.html REUTERS REPORTS: The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday. The National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease unit is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to put the vaccine into trial as quickly as possible, according to CNN and USA Today. The director of that unit could not be reached for comment. ... more »

Florida Group Gets Message Out About Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
A central Florida based activist group, St. Pete for Peacehas taken the initiative to circumvent a corrupt and biased media in order to spread awareness about the ongoing Israeli ethnic cleansing operation in Gaza. Despite the long-term consequences of the unconditional backing of the right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the unspeakable truth that their tax money is being used to finance the murders of unarmed civilians (including children) Americans are ill-served by a media and political class that has a vested interest in maintaining a particul... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukrainian servicemen, who are members of an artillery section, gather near a cannon being fired during a military operation against pro-Russian separatists near Pervomaisk, Luhansk region, Aug. 2, 2014. *Deadly Clashes in Ukraine Continue -- Voice of America* Deadly clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists continued Sunday as investigators searched the site of a plane crash for a third day. Reuters news agency reports nine people were killed around the cities of Lukansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. On Saturday, international investigators recovered the rema... more »

Israel Hamas War News Updates -- August 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Shelling Near U.N. Shelter Draws Strong Condemnation From U.N., U.S. -- CNN* Jerusalem (CNN) -- The United States and the United Nations used the strongest language yet in condemning the latest strike on a U.N.-run shelter in Gaza, with Washington calling the attack "disgraceful." At least nine people at the school, which was being used as a shelter for about 3,000 people, were killed in the shelling. The Israel Defense Forces said that it targeted three Palestinian Islamic Jihad members riding a motorcycle in the vicinity of the school. The IDF said it is reviewing the conseque... more »

Lyse Doucet on 'Feedback'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Following on from Sue's post and as part of *Is the BBC biased?*'s public service remit, here's a full transcription of this week's *Feedback * coverage of the BBC's Israel-Gaza coverage. The BBC's Lyse Doucet spells out the BBC's position, revealing a good deal about the BBC mindset in the process. Please see what you make of it. ********** *Roger Bolton*: First, the story that continues to dominate our inbox - the BBC's coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Last week, you may remember, we interviewed Phil Pegum, the producer of Radio 4's *The Moral Maze, *about what some list... more »

Sexualization of children

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 1 day ago
*Sexualization of children by the International Criminal jew Mafia*

Fukushima Debacle Updates - August 3 , 2014 -- Focus on plant developments and contamination impacts in Japan and US H/T from Energy Blog and Fukushima Diary !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Energy News ...... 12:05 PM EST on August 3rd, 2014 | 49 comments Gov’t Report: Over 1,750 navy sailors suffer from ‘ill-defined conditions’ after exposure to Fukushima radiation while aboard USS Reagan — ‘Significant increases’ in male infertility and child birth complications — Dozens have thyroid disorders, many spontaneous abortions — Veteran: ‘Extreme measures’ used to cover this up (AUDIO) 06:42 PM EST on July 31st, 2014 | 177 comments Tokyo Professor: Surges in airborne radioactive releases have gone on for years at Fukushima — Exceeded 25,000 times normal level — Radiation alar... more »

If You Let Criminals Off Lightly, You Guarantee One Thing: More Crime

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The end of last week saw a lot of outrage on the left. It was primarily directed towards the House Republican racism and xenophobia on display Thursday and Friday. Even left-wing rags like the *NY Times* and *Wall Street Journal* were outraged. There was less left-wing outrage directed towards President Obama's horrifying defense of CIA criminal John Brennan, a defense that will dog Obama's legacy for all time. Obama's premise was that some fine folks illegally tortured some other people and then lied about it and now… well, what's past is past; let's move on. Sound familiar? Eli... more »

'This madness must stop' - inside the hospitals of Gaza

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
'This madness must stop' - inside the hospitals of Gaza. Source: Channel 4 News. Date Published: August 3, 2014. Description: Paul Mason meets some of the victims of the latest shelling in Gaza, including a two-year-old child, as the outside of a UN school in Rafah is hit. The UN says the strike is a 'criminal act' and 'the madness must stop'.

Amb. Rajendra Abhyankar talks on "Civil Wars in Syria and Iraq, ISIS and the ‘Caliphate’"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"West Asia and the Region: Defining India's Role"* edited by Rajendra M. Abhyankar (2009). Book description (*Source: Amazon*): Comprised of essays by a host of leading scholars, this comprehensive volume examines the issues that will most influence India’s development of a policy approach towards the states of West Asia. India’s relations with this region have historically been based on geographical proximity and cultural and religious affinity, but the significant role West Asia will play in fulfilling India’s burgeoning energy, trade, and economic needs is indisputable. Recen... more »

Wild Bill: Biden on voter ID law is "an evil self-serving lie by a devious sinister man"...(This is a must see video)

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*well that sums it up nicely.* What does Bill see when he meets a Democrat? Probably about the same thing you see. All the democrats I know (few and far between in North Idaho, but rampant in my family) are vile vicious sociopaths who hate religion of any kind, never met a baby in the womb they didn't want to kill, think everyone but them is a stupid racist woman-hating gun-slinging wacko. Oh - and they lie. They lie about everything. They take personal vendetta to a level that any normal person would find almost impossible to imagine. Other than that, they're fine. My advice?... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
We had 19 folks join us in Bath, Maine today at noon... we stood on corners for an hour and then walked through the downtown shopping district in a solemn procession..... going to do it again next Sunday at noon as well. We had very good response from local citizens and tourists...... being on the street helps the public feel that they are not alone in thinking that Israel's attack on Gaza is shameful and a war crime.

how a reinvented dutch library set new attendance records and why is this still controversial?

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
This is a library! (Image found here.)This article about the incredible Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library) in the Netherlands got me thinking about the current state of libraries - and library staff and library customers - and people's attitudes towards *change*. Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library), a thriving co... more »

Nicaragua: ‘Netanyahu Appears To Be Possessed By The Devil’, Bolivia: ‘Israel A Terrorist State’

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*The Pontiac Tribune* Last night more than 100 Palestinians were killed during an Israeli military offensive on Gaza. This brings the death toll on the Palestinian side to a shocking 1,600+ since July 8th, the majority of which have been innocent civilians caught in the middle of war zone. Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. They do not support Hamas, nor Israel… They’re just guilty of wanting to live peacefully in their own homes. The Israeli military has lost the lives of 60 soldiers during their ground invasion into Gaza. Only two civilian have died. Yup, one of the largest and... more »

Nicaragua: ‘Netanyahu Appears To Be Possessed By The Devil’, Bolivia: ‘Israel A Terrorist State’

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Israel's bombardment of Gaza. Last night more than 100 Palestinians were killed during an Israeli military offensive on Gaza. This brings the death toll on the Palestinian side to a shocking 1,600+ since July 8th , the majority of which have been innocent...* *Be the Change! Donate Today!* *Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter:* *Delivered by FeedBurner*

The one where Ed Miliband makes a prat of himself

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
With nothing much going on in the world at the moment, I think I can safely sneak in another frivolous post in anticipation of another delightful week. It has to be said that my own jokes at 'Is' this past week have been little better than Marcus Brigstocke's. [Exhibit A, this joke from last Wednesday: "Q. What do you get if you cross Jon Donnison with a camel? A. A biased reporter'". [Can you believe I actually received a tweet from Jeremy Bowen complaining, in less than 140 characters, that *he* should have been the punchline of that joke. So much for BBC collegiality, eh?]. ... more »

Here is irrefutable evidence that Malaysian Airline MH17 was not shot down by an anti-aicraft rocket from the ground but rather by a pair of Ukrainian fighter planes seen tailing it. The most likely reason for this wanton mass murder was mistaking this flight for the one nearby carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now who on earth is the terrorist who ordered this heinous hit job? Hmm... Maybe the sanctions slapped on Russia for allegedly downing this plane should now be transferred to Washington's stooges in Kiev.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile” By Peter Haisenko Region: Russia and FSU Global Research, July 30, 2014 Theme: US NATO War Agenda anderweltonline.com In-depth Report: UKRAINE REPORT [image: Malaysia MH17] * Zur deutschen Version bitte hier anklicken * - *The tragedy of Ma... more »

U.S. Government Can't Stop LYING: It Looks Like MH17 Was Shot Down With Bullets From Fighter Planes, NOT A Missile From The Ground

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 1 day ago
How do you know when the U.S. government and their puppet mainstream media is LYING? WHEN THEIR LIPS ARE MOVING!!! There are MANY closeup pictures surfacing of the MH-17 cockpit riddled with bullets: See these excellent posts for all the pictures: *Evidence Is Now Conclusive: 2 Ukrainian Government SU-25 Fighter-Jets Did Shoot Down that Malaysian Airliner. No “Buk” Missile Ground-Shot Was Involved.* *Germans Say MH17 Shot Down by Ukie Migs. Shocking Analysis of the ‘Shooting Down’ of Malaysian MH17* *On July 30th, a German pilot headlined at anderweltonline, "Shocking Analysis ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Building boom changes New Orleans cityscape ~Jed Horn, New Orleans Advocate * *The Rapid Rise of Terron Armstead ~Barry Hirstius, WhoDat Dish* *Junior Galette's relentless film study, work habits pay dividends ~Ramon Antonio Vargas* *Saintsational Saintsations will unveil swimsuit calendar at New Orleans gala on Monday! *

Time for the truth

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Colonel Richard Kemp has knowingly taken a big risk. He’s probably already surrendered a good deal of credibility by speaking out in the way he does. He might also be sacrificing much of the well-earned respect and veneration normally afforded, by general consensus, to those in a similarly distinguished position as he is. (30-year career in the British Army commanding front-line troops in fighting terrorism and insurgency in hotspots including Iraq, the Balkans, South Asia and Northern Ireland, Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan in 2003. From 2002 - 2006 and headed the inte... more »

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