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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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

6 August - Blogs I'm Following II

2:15am MDST

Sarajevo & the Serbian Black Hand : Synthetic Terror - Made in the British Foreign Office

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 minutes ago
Sarajevo & the Serbian Black Hand : Synthetic Terror - Made in the British Foreign Office from Spike EP on Vimeo. "The colossal bloodletting of World War I began in Sarajevo, Bosnia with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian nationalist fanatic named Gavrilo Prinkip, an activist of the group called the Black Hand, a Mazzini-style Serbian underground national liberation group. But the Black Hand was controlled by Serbian military intelligence. Colonel Apis of Serbian military intelligence was in turn an asset of the Okhrana, the Russian intelligen... more »

Russia orders Ka-52K helicopters for Mistral-class LHDs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 8 minutes ago
[image: Kamov Ka-52K 'Hokum B']Russia has ordered a batch of Kamov Ka-52K 'Hokum B' naval attack helicopters for the Russian Navy's Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels. Speaking to IHS Jane's , a Russian defence industry source stated that the order included 32 Ka-52K helicopters. These will be built by Progress Aresenyev Aviation Company 'Nikolai Sazykin', a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. Each Mistral-class LHD is capable of operating an air wing of around 16 naval helicopters, although their air group composition has yet to be finalised. Read more

Turkey Is Boosting Weapons Exports With A Focus On Africa, Here’s Who Benefits

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 minutes ago
[image: T129 attack helicopter]NATO-member Turkey has long been a purchaser of Western weapons, but the country raised eyebrows last year when it announced a $4 billion deal with a Chinese firm to co-develop a missile defense system, rejecting offers from Russian, U.S. and European defense companies. And while Turkey is still a major purchaser of Western military hardware, and has to Russia’s chagrin welcomed NATO missile defense systems in its territory, it’s rising in the ranks as a major arms exporter in its own right. The country is trying to boost exports by $1.6 billion this... more »

Fuselage for NATO's first AGS unmanned aerial vehicle program completed

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 minutes ago
[image: RQ-4B Global Hawk]NATO says the fuselage of the first Global Hawk Block 40 unmanned aerial vehicle for the alliance has been completed by Northrop Grumman. The fuselage was completed at a company facility in Mississippi and its being transferred to California, where production of the long-endurance aircraft will be completed. "The UAVs will be equipped with a state-of-the-art, Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program ground surveillance radar sensor, as well as an extensive suite of line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight, long-range, wideband data links, NATO said.... more »

Russian Air Force Gets New Batch of Su-30M2 Fighters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 36 minutes ago
[image: Su-30M2 Flanker]Russia’s aircraft maker Sukhoi has delivered another batch of its multirole fighters Su-30M2 to the country's Air Force, according to the company’s press office. “Under the state arms procurement program, the Sukhoi company handed over a batch of multirole fighter jets Su-30M2,” it said Tuesday in a press release. New aircraft were reportedly flown to the airbase in the eastern Russian city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur where they had been tested. Read more

Crunch Time For UCLASS: USD Kendall, Rep. Forbes, & The Requirements Fight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 36 minutes ago
[image: X-47B UCLASS]August is the month of decision for UCLASS, the Navy’s controversial program to build armed drones that fly off aircraft carriers. At stake: whether the “Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance & Strike” aircraft will be primarily a scout (surveillance) or a bomber (strike). The new Deputy Secretary of Defense, Bob Work, delayed the Navy’s release of an official Request For Proposals (RFP) while he studied the question, with a crucial meeting in the new few weeks. Read more

MTU to showcase IMO Tier III solutions at SMM

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 36 minutes ago
[image: MTU Series 4000]MTU will be using next month's SMM event in Hamburg, Germany, to showcase its solutions for meeting the IMO Tier III emission standard that comes into force in 2016 . "MTU is well-prepared for IMO Tier III, be it with SCR exhaust aftertreatment systems for diesel engines or with gas engines," explains Dr. Michael Haidinger, Chief Sales Officer at MTU's parent Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Customers benefit from an integrated concept for IMO Tier III comprising an MTU drive and SCR system which need little space and offers an excellent power-to-weight ratio. ... more »

IAF to extend life of Kiran jet trainer

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 36 minutes ago
[image: Kiran Mk2 jet trainer]The Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated the process to extend the operational life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. The IAF conducts the intermediate stage of flying training for ab-initio pilots on the Kiran aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to complete their technical life over the next couple of years. Read more

Five major weapon systems Russia could provide to China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: Tu-22M Backfire]Russia can provide five major weapon systems to the People's Liberation Army of China, said assistant professor Robert Farley from the University of Kentucky in his article written for the Washington-based National Interest magazine. Russia's jet engines can solve China's lack of reliable power systems, Farley said. Not only fourth-generation fighters such as the J-10, J-11 and J-15 are facing this problem, but even fifth-generation stealth fighters like the J-20 and J-31 as well. "Russian engines don't have a reputation for extraordinary reliability, but t... more »

India stalls dealings with Finmeccanica over alleged corruption in VVIP helicopter deal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: AW101 VVIP helicopter]The defence ministry has put on hold all dealings with Italian company Finmeccanica, which is facing a probe in connection with alleged corruption in a deal for VVIP helicopters, as it awaits legal opinion on blacklisting the group. The move is expected to impact on contracts worth Rs 30,000 crore as the Italian company and its subsidiaries are in the fray for several deals. The government has also issued an advisory asking departments not to process acquisition cases involving Finmeccanica till the Attorney General gives his opinion on whether the gr... more »

Japan defence paper warns over China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: Japanese and Chinese ADIZ]Japan warned Tuesday that China's "dangerous acts" over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to "unintended consequences" in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash. The comments appeared in an annual defence white paper approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet, with the report heaping criticism on Beijing's unilateral declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) late last year. The ADIZ -- which overlaps on territory claimed by Japan -- sparked regional criticism as well as condemnation from Wash... more »

Sea-based nuclear weapons in Asia: Stabiliser or menace?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: Jin class SSBN]On this day in 1945, the first nuclear weapon was used in conflict, with devastating consequences for the people of Hiroshima. In Asia today, nuclear weapons remain part of the strategic reality, for better or worse. But calculations about nuclear armaments in the region may be changing, notably with the introduction of Chinese and Indian submarine-launched nuclear weapons. This could have profound implications for whether nuclear weapons continue to help keep the peace or become instruments of instability and catastrophic escalation. Often, strategic analyst... more »

"Each time Israel attacks Gaza and massacres its trapped civilian population the same process repeats itself in both U.S. media and government circles: the U.S. government feeds Israel the weapons it uses and steadfastly defends its aggression both publicly and at the U.N.; the U.S. Congress unanimously enacts one resolution after the next to support and enable Israel; and then American media figures pretend that the Israeli attack has nothing to do with their country" "The new Snowden documents illustrate a crucial fact: Israeli aggression would be impossible without the constant, lavish support and protection of the U.S. government, which is anything but a neutral, peace-brokering party in these attacks."-- Glenn Greenwald

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 2 hours ago
------------------------------ Dispatches Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli AttackBy Glenn Greenwald 4 Aug 2014, 12:00 AM EDT Original Here U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo credit: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in I... more »

Amnesty International: Human Rights Abuses Are Widespread In Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Held Down So Their Throats Can Be Slit Before Being Dumped Into A Shallow Grave. But Now It Is Boko Haram ‘Terrorists’ Who Are Savagely Executed By The Nigerian Army -- Daily Mail* * Footage emerges of Nigerial soldiers appearing to slit throats of insurgents * Boko Haram suspects are held down next to mass grave before execution * Video obtained by Amnesty International amid claims of Nigerian 'war crimes' * Nigerian Defence says it is investigating the footage, taken in March * WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Gruesome footage has emerged of what appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitt... more »

Liberating Libya: The Failed Intervention | Quadriga

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Title: Liberating Libya: The Failed Intervention | Quadriga. Source: DW. Date Published: August 1, 2014. Description: Three years after the fall of the dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is a country ravaged by violence and chaos. Armed militias, Islamists and others are battling for control. Can anything stop Libya falling apart? And how effective - or how damaging - are military interventions of the kind that took place there? No gas. No electricity. No water. No central government. Only imbeciles and criminals would call what happened in Libya a "liberation."

Last Night's Primaries-- Justin Amash Kicks Boehner's Ass

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
I knew it was coming but I'll still amazed it came. The teabaggers couldn't even save one of their incumbents, Kerry Bentivolio in the suburbs west and northwest of Detroit in Oakland and Wayne counties. Boehner's Chamber of Commerce wing of the party recognized he was weak and they moved in for the kill. But what was so startling was that the Republicans of the district picked this monstrosity to replace him. Watch that video up top made by some Bentivolio supporters. This guy Dave Trott's going to be the worst piece of crap in the whole Congress. And he nearly beat Bentivolio tw... more »

U.S. State Department Officials Are Expecting Trouble When The Long-Awaited Senate Report On CIA Torture Is Released

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
View of the Department of State in Washington, DC. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) *U.S. Heightens Embassy Security, Anticipating Report On CIA Interrogations -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is increasing security at some American embassies in anticipation of the public release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the additional security measures reflected concerns that the report could prompt protests in countries wher... more »

Has The Gaza Conflict Brought A New Low In U.S.-Israel Relations?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Has Gaza Conflict Brought New Low In U.S.-Israel Relationship? -- Elise Labott, Richard Roth & Josh Levs, CNN* (CNN) -- Tensions between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been strained for years. But the conflict in Gaza has ushered in a new low, some analysts say. "It's probably the worst relationship between a leader of the United States and a leader of Israel since all the way back to the Eisenhower days," says David Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN who served as adviser to four U.S. presidents. "The relationship has gotte... more »

Imagine A Country With A Peace Clause In It's Constitution

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
But imagine it quickly but what's left of it is being deconstructed as you read this. Although the American media doesn't cover Japanese politics, we tried warning *DWT* readers that Japanese voters had decided to get on a neo-fascist path again last year. Much to the delight of U.S. Republicans and militarists, Japan elected a new nationalist extremist and right-winger with shit for brains, Shinzo Abe. The Japanese economy headed right into the toilet as he adopted a Japanese version of the Paul Ryan budget. Now he's building up Japan's military in a way that is worrying to all of... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Mend

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 4 hours ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 4 hours ago
*The Warmists really think you're dumb* *The graph below was provided with the article below. Yet the graph clearly shows a DECLINING trend, exactly the opposite of what they are claiming! And if you look at the statistics for the number of fires between 1960 and 2013 all the big numbers occur in the '60s and '70s -- again the opposite of what they are claiming!* The administration released a video Tuesday aimed at clarifying the link between climate change and one of the most tangible products of climate change: wildfires. Wildfires have been an an increasing topic of conver... more »

Everyone Finds God When In Combat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system is fired to intercept enemy rockets *'Hand Of God Sent Missile Into Sea' -- WND* Iron Dome operator: 'I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes' More claims of divine intervention are being reported in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, with an operator of Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system saying he personally witnessed “the hand of God” diverting an incoming rocket out of harm’s way. Israel Today translated a report from a Hebrew-language news site, which noted the Iron Dome battery failed three times to intercept an i... more »

Israel Claims That Hamas Provided The Funds That Resulted In The Killing Of 3 Israeli Teenagers And The Start Of The Gaza War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Israeli soldiers sit atop of a Merkava tank in south Israel bordering the Gaza Strip after they returned from the Palestinian enclave Aug. 4, 2014. (Xinhua/JINI) *Israeli Claim: Hamas Funded The Kidnapper Who Started The Gaza War -- Eli Lake, Daily Beast* Israeli officials have not provided specifics publicly to support their claim that Hamas was responsible for the kidnapping that sparked the latest war. Until Tuesday. Hamas funded the man who allegedly led the kidnapping ring that abducted three Israeli teens—and helped spark the latest Gaza war, in the process. But the accused... more »

METRO | Bruce Melton : Is Austin Energy now against alternative energy?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
The future is bright and breezy, not black and dirty. Whatever is going on with Austin Energy misses some very important and fundamental news. By Bruce Melton | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2014 AUSTIN — Really? Austin Energy … finish reading *METRO* | Bruce Melton : Is Austin Energy now against alternative energy?

Top 5 Most Absurd Pretexts for War in Modern History

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
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The Fourth Horseperson

hygiecrat at hygiecracy - 5 hours ago
*The Fourth Horseperson* A play in one act (Three bearded men - Muhammad, Jesus, and Moses - are standing about) Muhammad: Maybe today will be the day. Jesus: Oh, I hope so. I can't wait to start revealing the truth to all of these people. Can you believe what they're doing? Starting wars and starving the poor, and claiming to respect me at the same time? I totally want to see them repent! Moses: Yes, I know what you mean. I feel very passionately about clarifying the law I brought down from Sinai. Muhammad: I am so impatient for the arrival of the fourth horse person. When do... more »

Whistleblower: Federal Reserve "Highly Alarmed" After Modeling Shows Bitcoin Conquering Dollar by 2021

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
*Activist Post* The Federal Reserve is apparently very worried about bitcoin disrupting the monetary system. According to an alleged whistleblower's post on Reddit, Fed governors were "highly alarmed" by internal economic modeling that showed Bitcoin has the potential to completely displace the dollar by as early as 2021 (which they called "worst case"). The whistleblower, who currently remains anonymous, claims to work for the Federal Reserve as a researcher who was tasked with doing "econometrics and related modeling" for Bitcoin. He writes: The Dirty: We were directed to upg... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
*Bri, Nicole, MB and I worked the Veterans for Peace table at the Brunswick peace fair last Saturday * - The 10th annual peace fair last weekend in neighboring Brunswick was better attended than any I had ever remembered. Likely had to do with the outrageous Gaza massacre going on and local folks needed to be around one another so they could share their feelings. Community is important, especially during dark times. I was busy all day talking with people and handing out literature from VFP, the Global Network, PeaceWorks, and from Jeju Island. - The cease ... more »

DOE Plans to Leave Strontium 90 in Groundwater

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
*The Resident* The Department of Energy recently revealed its cleanup plans for F Reactor at the Hanford Site in Washington State: just leave the radioactive contaminants in the groundwater to dissipate and monitor it. For 264 years. The Hanford Advisory Board would like to see a pump system implemented to protect the area's drinking water, but the DOE claims that will be unnecessary - and of course, too expensive. Follow the Resident on Twitter. *Be the Change! Donate Today!* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* *Enter your email address to subscribe to our newslet... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*SLFPA-E board challenges constitutionality law blocking its lawsuit ~Kevin McGill, AP* *Corps of Engineers seeks updated plan outlining smaller drilling site ~Faimon A. Roberts III, The Advocate*

BOOM: Top Ebola Scientist Joked About Culling Humanity with Engineered Virus

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton Media coverage is now focusing on the experimental Ebola treatments being given to two American Ebola patients who contracted it while caring for victims in Africa — the site of the world's deadliest outbreak. But that Ebola treatment, created by a leading bioengineering scientist from the University of Arizona who "joked" about wiping out humanity with a "better" genetically engineered virus during a post-lecture Q&A focused on over-population issues, citing the Hollywood film 'Contagion.' As Truthstream Media previously reported, on February 2, 2012,... more »

The Last U.S. General Killed In Action Was In South Vietnam

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*US General Killed In Battle Is Highest-Ranking Officer Killed In Conflict Since Vietnam -- IBTimes* A major general was killed on Tuesday at a military training academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S. Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed in a news conference. The general, who has not been identified, is believed to be the most senior U.S. military officer to be killed in conflict overseas since the Vietnam War. At least seven major generals died in battle during U.S. military operations in Vietnam between 1967 and 1970. Among them were George William Casey Sr., whose helicopter hit a ... more »

UNSEALED: The US Sought Permission To Change The Historical Record Of A Public Court Proceeding

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 6 hours ago
David Greene *Electronic Frontier Foundation* A few weeks ago we fought a battle for transparency in our flagship NSA spying case, *Jewel v. NSA*. But, ironically, we weren't able to tell you anything about it until now. On June 6, the court held a long hearing in *Jewel *in a crowded, open courtroom, widely covered by the press. We were even on the local TV news on two stations. At the end, the Judge ordered both sides to request a transcript since he ordered us to do additional briefing. But when it was over, the government secretly, and surprisingly sought permission to “remo... more »

Military Brain Technology Could Create "Lucy-type" Super Soldiers for a Day

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 6 hours ago
image source *Activist Post* Mind control scientists continue their quest to alter the human brain. Recent experiments have opened the doors to many methods that researchers believe show promise. One technology that appears to be reaching perfection is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. In a new Department of Defense video seen below, they casually state that super-powered brains might not remain in science fiction films such as *Lucy *for very much longer. Using a cap which works with 22 electrodes positioned around the body, scientists believe they can enhance natural abiliti... more »

NBC News Crew Threatened with Arrest for Filming National Park

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 6 hours ago
FreeThoughtProject Mark Mulholland, a reporter from NewsChannel 13 and camera man Matt Soriano were threatened with arrest by a corrections lieutenant on Thursday, July 24, simply for having an empty prison inadvertently in the background of a report. Mulholland was on the grounds working on a story about Grant’s Cottage- the site where President Ulysses S. Grant died- for the 129th anniversary of Grant’s death. The cottage happens to be on the grounds of the now closed prison, which had already been empty for three months. With prisoners vacated, the only people on the gro... more »

U.S. Major General Killed In Afghanistan Identified As Major General Harold Greene

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*U.S. General Dead, German General Wounded In Afghan Attack -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded on Tuesday, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said. The U.S. Army said late on Tuesday the slain general was Major General Harold Greene, a senior officer with the international military command ISAF. He was the most senior U.S. military official killed in action overseas since the war in Vietnam, military officials said. "These so... more »

World News Briefs -- August 5, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Gaza Ceasefire Sets Stage For Cairo Talks -- Al Jazeera* *Humanitarian truce brokered by Egypt holds in Palestinian enclave as both sides agree to take part in indirect talks.* A 72-hour truce took hold in Gaza on Tuesday as Israel withdrew troops following four weeks of bitter fighting and Palestinians ventured out to find scenes of destruction. The guns fell silent after 29 days of fighting, bringing an end to the bloodshed that killed at least 1,867 Palestinians and 67 people in Israel. Officials on both sides confirmed they had sent small delegations to Cairo for talks aimed... more »

Now packing heat isn't just about Tiny Penis Syndrome. It can "turn an otherwise ordinary day into an open carry adventure!"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*An Open Carry Adventure* *Safe - Responsible - Fun* *Do you carry a gun and sometimes struggle with how to best explain the reasons to your children? In today's politically incorrect society, it's not easy raising kids to understand and respect the Second Amendment. "My Parents Open Carry" was designed to help parents and children have a meaningful discourse on freedom and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.Have fun with Brenna and her family as they turn an otherwise ordinary day into an open carry adventure!* *"I believe in the right to bear arms, and as a small business owner,... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 5, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*As Gaza Cease-Fire Holds, A Haunting Question: When Will The Next War Begin? -- Griff Witte and Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post* JERUSALEM — After nearly a month of round-the-clock carnage and terror, Gaza and southern Israel experienced something new on Tuesday: calm. Once an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire kicked in at 8 a.m., there were no rocket attacks or missile strikes. No tunnel infiltrations or shelled schools. But there were no celebrations or declarations of victory, either. Just a single, haunting question: If this war is truly over, how long until the next one begin... more »

Latest Government leaker - August 5 , 2014 - ( Progeny of Edward Snowden ? ) splashing TIDE ( Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment ) all over the secret corridors of Government and into the popular lexicon ! Real Snowden exposes another Obama falsehood !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 7 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-05/here-comes-snowden-20-and-how-government-determines-if-you-are-terrorist-threat Here Comes Snowden 2.0... And How The Government Determines If You Are A "Terrorist Threat" [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/05/2014 19:03 -0400 - Iraq - national security - New York City - Obama Administration - Tom Cruise inShare4 Moments ago CNN blasted a headline stating that the US believes there is a new, post-Snowden leaker exposing national security. Why? The reason is the following article that was... more »

Odds and Ends, first week of August 2014

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
*The main difference between the Gates Foundation funded Common Core and Dr. Maria Montessori's method is this: Montessori did not create educational theories and then try them out on children. She did the opposite. — Jeffrey Katz* It's been a very busy summer. Here in Los Angeles we're faced with a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school board special election to replace my dear friend, the late Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte. I've been super busy working on the campaign to elect Dr. George McKenna, working on projects around the house, and preparing for my first semest... more »

Innumerate "professionals"

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 7 hours ago
I'm used to seeing nonsense on this heyah in-tar-web thing, but sometimes I stumble across something that strikes me as... special, yeah.  Call it special. One such type of special is the blogger Stock, who calls his blog Nuke Professional.  His latest post is supposedly about "understanding cesium". How does he go about understanding it?  He starts "With all the big numbers, scientific

11 Too Big To Fail Banks still represent the so called " systemic risk " ( living wills rejected but note the classic can kick to next July ) , even after all of the desperate rescue measures by the FED , Treasury , FDIC and numerous interventions to prop the financial system up by Regulators like the OCC ? And how many of these banks are truly solvent after all of the years since the first crashes rolled through in 2008 ? Without government supports ( express or implied ) , what value is truly there ? Maybe folks should start questioning more and accepting less ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 8 hours ago
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/08/bank-regulators-reject-living-wills-11-major-banks.html Regulators Reject Living Wills of 11TBTF Banks, a 100% Fail RatePosted on August 5, 2014 by Yves Smith Mirabile dictu, it looks like Elizabeth Warren’s grilling of Janet Yellen on the Fed’s failure to make progress on Dodd Frank resolutions, also known as living wills, has had some impact. From the Wall Street Journal: In a sweeping rebuke to Wall Street, U.S. regulators said 11 of the nation’s biggest banks haven’t demonstrated they can collapse without causing broad, damaging economic r... more »

Iraq Update ( August 3 , 2014 ) - A great overview from Minfriedo on the Iraq situation covering August 1-2 , 2014 .... Surveying the ongoing civil War and regional aspects ( items of note from Anti war ) .... Items of note from Twitter today concerning the overall Iraq situation including items from Kurdistan !

Catharsis Ours - 8 hours ago
I'm Back....... return from the CoffeeNado ! http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/middle-east/294258/islamic-state-takes-control-of-iraq-s-biggest-dam-oilfield Islamic State takes control of Iraq’s biggest dam, oilfield August 04, 2014 - 12:50:48 am BAGHDAD: Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq’s biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns yesterday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping across much of northern Iraq in June. Capture of the electricity-generating Mosul Dam, after an offensive of barely 24 hours, could give the Sunni militan... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Tania Krämer for Deutsche-Welle joins the tunnel diggers in the Gaza Strip. The Jewish newspaper *Haaretz* has a beautifully written story called *The underground ghetto city of Gaza: Having despaired of the world, of the fear, of the blood, the only refuge left to us was the earth. We buried ourselves alive. *You can find it *here*

Ebola hysteria worldwide and in particular the US - well founded fears or a cynical justification for ever greater controls imposed on citizens , martial law , gun confiscation - all things perhaps sought but unable to achieve without a " crisis " ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 8 hours ago
http://www.infowars.com/un-and-feds-plan-to-fight-ebola-with-tyranny/ UN AND FEDS PLAN TO FIGHT EBOLA WITH TYRANNYThere are plenty of ways to protect public health without resorting to tyranny. Securing the Southern border would be a good first step [image: UN and Feds Plan to Fight Ebola With Tyranny] Image Credits: ganatlguard, Flickr *by* ALEX NEWMAN | THE NEW AMERICAN | AUGUST 5, 2014 [image: Share on Facebook]0[image: Tweet about this on Twitter]0[image: Share on Google+]0[image: Email this to someone][image: Print this page] ------------------------------ With estimates suggestin... more »

Chris Trotter’s questions to Jamie Whyte answered

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Chris Trotter is asking rhetorical questions of Jamie Whyte. But first, Trotter’s set-up: “Maori are legally privileged in New Zealand today,” Whyte told Act’s annual conference in Hamilton, “just as the Aristocracy were legally privileged in pre-revolutionary France.” Presumably, in making this bold comparison, our Cambridge graduate had some notion of what those aristocratic privileges included …. Let’s list just a few of them: - The French Aristocracy were exempt from taxation. - French aristocrats presided over their own seigneurial courts – i.e. they were able to... more »

Matt Ubelhor, the Walmart/Amway Family Greeder

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
by Doug Martin With $106,000 of in-kind contributions from Mitch Daniels’ school privatizing Aiming Higher PAC (page 7), $13,000 of in-kind contributions (page 11) from Brian Bosma, a $1,500 direct deposit from Mike Pence’s committee (page 10), and $53,000 (page 8) in hard cash from the anti-critical thinking Indiana Chamber’s Indiana Business for Responsible Government PAC, Matt Ubelhor, Indiana's state rep. from district 62, in 2010 fed his pockets and his ego with $61,000 of the Walton/DeVos/hedge fund Hoosiers for Economic Growth PAC money (page 7) and officially became a Walm... more »

When the Depraved Get Depressed

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 8 hours ago
Just when you thought the filthy rich couldn't get any more depraved, they get so mind-numbingly depraved that they don't even care what the deprived might think of them. From the *New York Post*: *A Manhattan corporate attorney is leading a group of wealthy Hamptonites who want to tear down a Water Mill road sign honoring a nun killed in a 2012 hit-and-run — because, he whines, he’s tired of repeating her depressing tale to guests.* *“Every time someone visits, I am forced to recount this tragedy because they ask who Sister Jackie was,” John Carley, a former counsel to rental-car... more »

Edward Snowden Goes To The Bolshoi To Make His First Public Appearance In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Эдвард Сноуден тайно посетил оперу в Большом театре http://t.co/Vm9E3twAH9 pic.twitter.com/RsvMrH9Ez7 — LIFENEWS (@lifenews_ru) August 5, 2014 *Snowden Makes First Public Appearance, Secretly Visits Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre -- RT* The US whistle-blower Edward Snowden has visited Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in his first public appearance since coming to Russia a year ago. Reporters were hardly able to recognize the former CIA employee without his signature look glasses. The NSA whistle-blower apparently decided to mark a year of asylum in Russia by making a public appearance. He att... more »

Who Is On America's Secret Terrorist-Tracking System/Watchlist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, By The Numbers -- By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept* Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept. Of the 680,000 people caught up in the government’s Terrorist Screening Database—a watchlist of “known or suspected terrorists” that is shared with local law enforcement agencies, private contractors, and foreign governments—more than 40 percent are ... more »

NSA’s 2007 Strategic Mission List Identifies Israel As A Top Spy Threat To The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Israel Flagged As Top Spy Threat To U.S. In New Snowden/NSA Documeny -- Newsweek* Israel was singled out in 2007 as a top espionage threat against the U.S. government, including its intelligence services, in a newly published National Security Agency (NSA) document obtained by fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, according to a news report Monday. The document also identified Israel, along with North Korea, Cuba and India, as a “leading threat” to the infrastructure of U.S. financial and banking institutions. The threats were listed in the NSA’s 2007 Strategic Mission List, according ... more »

METRO EVENT | Austin friends to celebrate the life of John Muir

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Event: John Muir’s Wake Place: Shoal Creek Saloon Address: 909 North Lamar Blvd., Austin When: Sunday, August 24, 2014 Hours: 4-6 p.m. AUSTIN — Friends of John H. Muir will gather at Shoal Creek Saloon on Sunday, August 24, to … finish reading *METRO EVENT* | Austin friends to celebrate the life of John Muir


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
Alarming example of how state works with mainstream media to justify its malfeasance Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | *INFOWARS.COM* Another alarming example of how the U.S. government works hand in hand with the mainstream media to justify its malfeasance emerged today when the Associated Press published a story about the scope of the terror watchlist in advance as part of a ploy to “spoil the scoop” and water down the impact of the new revelations. A huge new article by the Intercept reveals how under the Obama administration the size of the terror watchli... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“In silhouette against a crowded star field toward the constellation Scorpius, this dusty cosmic cloud evokes for some the image of an ominous dark tower. In fact, clumps of dust and molecular gas collapsing to form stars may well lurk within the dark nebula, a structure that spans almost 40 light-years across this gorgeous telescopic portrait. * Click image for larger size.* Known as a cometary globule, the swept-back cloud, extending from the lower right to the head (top of the tower) left and above center, is shaped by intense ultraviolet radiation from the OB association of very... more »

“The Paradox of Revenge”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Paradox of Revenge” * by EmotionalCompetency.com “The passion for revenge is strong and sometimes almost overwhelming. But our intuitive logic about revenge is often twisted, conflicted, parochial, and dangerous. Revenge is a primitive, destructive, and violent response to anger, injury, or humiliation. It is a misguided attempt to transform shame into pride. Many governments, religions, traditions, and cultures provide guidance on when revenge may and may not be sought. Unfortunately this guidance is often unsatisfactory because it excludes groups of people, often mistreats ... more »

History: "General Sherman's Final Solution"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"General Sherman's Final Solution"* by Thomas J. DiLorenzo "In a recent issue of "The American Enterprise" magazine devoted to the War between the States, Victor Hanson, a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, defends and makes excuses for Lincoln’s intentional waging of war on Southern civilians. This included the bombing, pillaging and plundering of their cities and towns, the burning of their homes, total destruction of farms and livestock, gang rape, and the killing of thousands, including women and children of all races. (See "Merchant of Terror: General Sherman and ... more »

"What Is The Galactic Butterfly?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"What Is The Galactic Butterfly?"* by galacticbutterfly.com "This ancient Mayan symbol is called the Galactic Butterfly which is said to represent all of the consciousness that has ever existed in this galaxy. It is a symbol of unity which connects people regardless of distance, events, or time. The consciousness of living things, including animals, plants and humans. The consciousness that organized raw materials into a whirling disk of stars, planets and solar systems. God. The Greeks believed butterflies to be human souls flying to heaven. They also likened them to cognitive thou... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Seven Selves"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The Seven Selves" by Kahlil Gibran "In the stillest hour of the night, as I lay half asleep, my seven selves sat together and thus conversed in whisper: First Self: Here, in this madman, I have dwelt all these years, with naught to do but renew his pain by day and recreate his sorrow by night. I can bear my fate no longer, and now I rebel. Second Self: Yours is a better lot than mine, brother, for it is given to me to be this madman's joyous self. I laugh his laughter and sing his happy hours, and with thrice winged feet I dance his brighter thoughts. It is I that would rebel aga... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Walking the Path"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Walking the Path" by Paulo Coelho "I reckon that it takes about three minutes to read my text. Well, according to statistics, in that same short period of time 300 people will die and another 620 will be born. It takes me perhaps half an hour to write a text: here I sit, concentrating on my computer, books piled up beside me, ideas in my head, the scenery passing by outside my window. Everything seems perfectly normal all around me; and yet, during these thirty minutes, 3,000 people have died and 6,200 have just seen the light of the world for the first time. Where are all those t... more »

"Take The Power..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” - Susan Polis Schutz

Chet Raymo,

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“A Life Sentence”* by Chet Raymo “’We each only really speak one sentence in our lifetime. That sentence begins with your first words, toddling around the kitchen, and ends with your last words… in a nursing home, the night-duty attendant vaguely on hand.” Where did that come from? A review by David Kirby of poet Mary Ruefle's new book, quoting Ruefle on a thought that Ezra Pound learned from Ernest Fenollosa... OK, OK, forget the provenance, or who the heck is Ernest Fenollosa. It's that lifelong sentence I'm interested in, the one that begins with ma-ma and ends with… Well, we'... more »

New Intelligence Leaks Reveal A 'Far-Reaching' Partnership Between The NSA And Israeli Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack -- The Intercept* The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable Israel’s military assaults – such as the one on Gaza. Over the last decade, the NSA has significantly increased the surveillance assistance it provides to its I... more »

to see the farm is to leave it

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
the story of your enslavement

U.S. Government Believes There Is A New Leaker Disclosing Sensitive U.S. Intelligence Secrets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New Leaker Disclosing U.S. Secrets, Government Concludes -- CNN* (CNN) -- The federal government has concluded there's a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN. Proof of the newest leak comes from national security documents that formed the basis of a news story published Tuesday by the Intercept, the news site launched by Glenn Greenwald, who also published Snowden's leaks. The Intercept article focuses on the growth in U.S. government databases of known or susp... more »

Most Americans Don't Like Their Own Congressmember

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Like most Americans, I don't like my congressman. Adam Schiff is a slimy Blue Dog/New Dem of low moral character who will do anything to further his careerist goals. He's far more conservative than his newly redrawn district but few voters in the district suspect as much. There is no Republican running against him but he has $2,042,527 cash on hand against an unknown independent opponent, Steve Stokes, who raised $5,562 ($4,047 in the form of a check from himself). In 2012 Schiff was reelected with 76% of the vote. In CA-28 (Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Los Feliz, Atwater, Silber... more »

Murray Rothbard was a disaster

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
A couple of friends have been researching so-called anarcho-capitalist Murray Rothbard. Per-Olof Samuellson started it, with the comment: Murray Rothbard was a great economist[1], and a disaster when it came to politics. And he’s right. Consider: Rothbard praises the mafia: Unorganized, or street, crime, in contrast, is random, punkish, viciously aggressive against the innocent, and has no redeeming social feature. Whereas, he says, *Organized crime is essentially anarcho-capitalist*, a productive industry struggling to govern itself; apart from attempts to monopolize and inju... more »

Orwell Strikes Anew:  We Tortured Some Folks (Don't Worry, They Understood) How the West Murdered Truth

Obama Lightens Up on Torture (Aug. 1 Press Con) Our peace prize president said at his friendly Friday afternoon press conference that "we tortured some folks." I'm guessing that if you say something like that very matter of factly without great emphasis on the meaning of the words you just uttered, that the meaning might escape your audience. Particularly if you call them "folks." Just


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Whilst the BBC ignore worldwide protests over Gaza, a British Gas spin-off group, BG Group, has found nearly £2.5 BILLION worth of natural gas in the troubled region. BG owns around 90% of the rights to offshore gas field exploration around Gaza. Since the discovery, Israel stepped up a maritime blockade and confiscated Gaza's energy resources - leading to criticism that not only are they separating Palestinians from their land, but stealing their resources as well.

Russian President Putin's Opponents Are Remaining Silent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The sanctions targeted government officials, mostly Putin's former colleagues from the security services, heads of key state companies and some of Putin's mouthpieces in the Duma and the Federation Council. Ana Paula Hirama / Flickr *No Palace Coup in Sight for Russia -- Ivan Nechepurenko, Moscow Times* When the U.S. government announced its first round of sanctions against President Vladimir Putin's friends over the Ukraine conflict in May, it made no bones about their aim: Increase the cost for them of Putin continuing his course and they will influence him to back off or, ultim... more »

Russian President Putin Has Given The Order To Prepare Sanctions Against The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Vladimir Putin visits Voronezh. © RIA Novosti. Alexei Druzhinin *Putin Orders Retaliation as Russia Seeks Aid for Ukraine -- Bloomberg* President Vladimir Putin ordered the government to prepare a response to U.S. and European sanctions as Russia said eastern Ukraine neared a “humanitarian catastrophe” and required immediate international assistance. “Political instruments of pressure on the economy are unacceptable, they contradict all norms and rules,” Putin said today during a meeting with Alexey Gordeev, governor of the Voronezh region near Ukraine. Any retaliation “must be don... more »


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
*by* COL PETE MARTINO USMCR (RET.) | INFOWARS.COM Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign motivated me to say something. Since that’s the purpose of this tax payer funded behavior modification program, consider this a rare government success story. I see a world being led by the least among us, while the best continue to re-arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. The biggest threat facing our country is not terrorism, the debt, drugs, poverty, healthcare, immigration, climate change, abortion, gay rights, racism, school shootings, the militarization of the po... more »

Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

So, who would you choose?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 12 hours ago
So, who would you have banished from New Zealand this year? [Hat tip Stephen Berry] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

“7 Habits Of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“7 Habits Of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness”* By Jeff Haden “First, the definition: "The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals." Now the word: Grit. The definition of grit almost perfectly describes qualities every successful person possesses, because mental toughness builds the foundations for long-term success. For example, successful people are great at delaying gratification. Successful people are great at withstanding temptation. S... more »

"The Smallest Act Of Caring..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act... more »

"Breaking Up Can Literally Break Your Heart"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Breaking Up Can Literally Break Your Heart"* By Vicki Santillano "There's a pivotal moment in an episode of "The Simpsons" that has always stood out in my memory. When Lisa tells Ralph Wiggum she doesn't want to be his girlfriend, his face scrunches in agony and he clutches his heart as if it's literally breaking. I remember giggling at the exaggeration and then years later when my own heart got broken, I put my hand to my chest and felt his pain. The word "heartbreak" is bandied about so much we often forget that, along with depression and loss of appetite, physical heart pain i... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

History: “World War One and the End of the Bourgeois Century”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“World War One and the End of the Bourgeois Century”* by Ryan W. McMaken "Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." - Winston Churchill “Last week marked the 100 Anniversary of the beginning of World War I. That war, which produced over 37 million casualties, not counting the related famines and epidemics that came in the war’s wake, also destroyed the political systems of numerous countries, setting the stage for fascism and communism in Europe. In the United States, and of course also throughout Europe, the war led to paranoia and political repression rar... more »

NATO: Russia Has Doubled It's Military Forces On The Border Of Ukraine In The Past Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
RIA Novosti/Andrei Aleksandrov *Russia Troop Increase At Ukraine Border Raises Concerns -- CNN* Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- A new buildup of Russian troops along the Ukraine border raised concerns Tuesday that Moscow might be contemplating another intervention like the one that annexed Crimea earlier this year. According to a NATO official, Russia now has about 20,000 troops stationed "in an area along the entire border with eastern Ukraine." The buildup nearly doubled the troop deployment in the last week by adding 8,000 more forces to 12,000 already there, the official said. It co... more »

KIPP Foundation's 990 for 2011

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
The closer I get to the KIPP story, the more bizarre and disturbing it gets from every angle. Let's take a peak at administrative costs first. Prior to 2011, the KIPP Foundation's administrative costs averaged 18 percent of its operating expenses every year. According to Nonprofit Investor, which, by the way, rates KIPP a "Buy," that percentage improved in 2011, so that administrative costs were down to 13 percent of operating expenses. Sounds impressive until you realize that ten executives of the KIPP Foundation collected 20 percent ($2,184,235) of the entire amount that the F... more »

Oregon to Vote on GMO Food Labeling This November

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Heather Callaghan Earlier this year, two Oregon cities voted at the ordinance level to ban GMO cultivation. This November, Oregon state residents will have the ability to vote on whether they want genetically modified foods labeled - or not. There has been an outpouring of interest among Oregonians to vote "Yea" on GMO labeling as evidenced by the petition to get the issue on the ballot. Signatures needed to put Initiative 44 on the ballot had to number at least 87,213. Oregon Right to Know collected 31,500 above the needed amount, totaling 118,780, as certified by the Secretary ... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 5, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ukraine Rebel-Held Donetsk Sees 'Heavy Fighting' -- BBC* *Heavy fighting has erupted in a suburb of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, local officials say.* There are reports of civilian casualties as government forces battle to retake the city from pro-Russia separatists, the city council said. Reports say powerful blasts and shooting were heard in the city. Ukrainian government forces have made steady gains in recent weeks, encircling Donetsk and another rebel stronghold, Luhansk. *Read more* .... *Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 5, 2014* Ukraine Li... more »

The Realist Report - Dennis Cimino: 9/11

John Friend at John Friend's Blog - 13 hours ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined by Dennis Cimino, a writer for *Veterans Today* who has also appeared on Dr. Jim Fetzer's radio program *The Real Deal* a number of times. Dennis and I will be discussing 9/11 and related subjects. You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *Eric Dalton - Books & Publications* (*Divided We Stand: A Biography of the World Trade Center*) - *September Clues - The Power of Imagery* - *The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested on 9/11*

How to make this thought

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
*co here indent* *the USA has many embassy* *and some do a lot of good* *but can you imagnine the trouble * *if they set up in your neighborhood.* *no time loss punch your NAEDSS* *Or do you want to die* *and your such fuckups* *I would kill you now if your soft shells were * *not cNY FOR H ElATER* *kA====*lATER the dilws auppl xyfgr uo u b nagwaiqw sS F9SL


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk has declared a state of humanitarian catastrophe over a lack of medical supplies, electricity, lighting, mobile and internet communication. Some 250,000 civilians are unable to leave, the statement also says. US-NATO are on the hook for these war crimes as they fund and direct this mess by their puppet regime in Kiev.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Israel is pulling its troops out of Gaza. A 3-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt is now officially in place. Israel says it has completed its month-long mission, which was to target Hamas, but which brought the worst devastation and civilian losses in years. Bill Van Esveld from Human Rights Watch joins RT.

sexual tolerance

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Can one be so passive aggressive and no be bisexual I think I am hetro but these is no doubt a big hard cockgies \ gives me Reagan to rise not in homosexceuxl way NTTTAWWWR, I just stopped. Gay people I do not care Just do not put in my face flaming bio petroleum tits,

Extraordinary Video Shows How Hamas Assembles and Fires Rockets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*NDTV Exclusive: How Hamas Assembles and Fires Rockets -- NDTV* Gaza: In the minutes before the ceasefire kicked in at Gaza this morning, Hamas fired a flurry of rockets towards Israel - 30 according to some counts. Israel has argued that that these rockets are fired from civilian areas, and this is why its retaliatory strikes can result in civilian casualties. But this morning, NDTV witnessed one such rocket silo being created under a tent right next to the hotel where our team was staying. Minutes later, we saw the rocket being fired, just before the 72-hour ceasefire came into ... more »

August 5: Politicians, news media, and the glorification of war.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 13 hours ago
It begins with Brent Mazerolle writing the headline story on the centenary of World War 1. I'll skip the small errors. (Such as - Canada was at war when Britain was. True enough. But it was not required to take any active role unless Canada, itself, were attacked.) There was, as Mazerolle says, a rush to enlist, just as there would be in World War 2. But both rushes had a lot to do with high unemployment. As war factories opened, enlistment dried up. As well, much of the early enlistment came from the West which still had a high proportion of British-born immigrants. In areas weaker... more »

Israel - Hamas War News Updates -- August 5, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Israeli Forces Withdraw From Gaza -- Al Jazeera* Humanitarian truce brokered by Egypt holds in Palestinian enclave as both sides agree to take part in indirect talks. A 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire brokered by Egypt has gone into effect in the Gaza Strip, with Israel pulling its forces from the Palestinian territory on the 29th day of the offensive. The start of the truce at 05:00 GMT on Tuesday was preceded by a barrage of rockets from Gaza, with air raid sirens sounding throughout southern Israel, including in the cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon and Beersheba, as well as around J... more »

Herbert Marcuse on Dialectical Logic

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 14 hours ago
In order to really know an object, one must grasp and investigate all sides of the object, all its relations and 'mediations' ... Second, dialectical logic requires that the object be taken in its development, in its 'self-movement' ... in its transformation. Third, the whole of human praxis must enter into the 'definition' of the object, as well as the critique of its truth, since as a practical determination the object is bound together with what is necessary to man. Fourth, the dialectical logic teaches that 'there is no abstract truth'; truth is always concrete. Cit Douglas Ke... more »

Airship Flight Over the NSA Data Center: New Behind-the-Scenes Video

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*Activist Post* The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a video by acclaimed documentarian Brian Knappenberger (The Internet's Own Boy) that explores how and why an unlikely coalition of advocacy organizations launched an airship over the National Security Agency's Utah data center. The short documentary explains the urgent need to rein in unconstitutional mass surveillance, just as the U.S. Senate has introduced a new version of the USA FREEDOM Act. The video, Illegal Spying Below, is available for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license here: ... more »

Colorado to Decide on GMO Labeling on Election Day

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*KDVR* DENVER — The movement to require food manufacturers to identify genetically modified organisms (GMO) is picking up support and may be an issue for voters to decide this November. Members of a coalition fighting for GMO labeling held a rally at the state capitol then marched to the Secretary of State’s office Monday. They have collected more than 170,000 signatures on a petition in an effort to get the issue on the ballot. They say they well surpassed the 86,105 signatures required. *Be the Change! Donate Today!* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* *Enter... more »

Love battles parerntal

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
you can not win a love battle with your parents, they will always know you did not mean it an when in time there is only sorrow

Third Florida Court Strikes Gay Marriage Ban (But No Licenses Being Issued Yet)

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 14 hours ago
Broward County Circuit Judge Dale Cohen ruled Monday that the silly Florida constitutional amendment saying Florida won't recognize gay marriages done in other states is unconstitutional. No surprise there. In this new case, Judge Cohen couldn't grant a divorce without first acknowledging there was a marriage. The amendment would force gay couples who move to Florida to be trapped in marriages. Can you say Full Faith and Credit? The ruling was stayed, just like the ones in Key West and Dade. In the meantime, folks on both sides of the issue are pushing for the Florida Supreme Court ... more »

CIA, NSA; hosting Co A weak point?

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 14 hours ago
Say What? Donate for the Cryptome archive of files from June 1996 to the present ------------------------------ 3 August 2014 *Akamai Affiliated with NSA* ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 14:37:46 +0200 Subject: update From: koot[at]cyberwar.nl To: cryptome[at]earthlink.net In response to http://cryptome.org/2014/08/akamai-nsa.htm: Nothing to see, please move along. Akamai is hosting www.nsa.gov, just as it does www.cia.gov and a lot of others, probably including many of the following lists: http://www.akamai.com/html/customers/customer_list.html http://e... more »

World News Briefs -- August 5, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Israel Declares 'Mission Accomplished' As Troops Leave Gaza For Cease-Fire -- CNN* Gaza (CNN) -- Withdrawing its ground forces from Gaza Tuesday for a three-day cease-fire with Hamas, Israel announced that its central goal was achieved. "Mission accomplished," the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Twitter. "We have dismantled the underground terror network built by Hamas to infiltrate and attack Israel." The military said 32 tunnels were destroyed in the four-week conflict. The declaration came amid suspicions on both sides over whether the 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire wil... more »

No voice for the Israeli side on BBC Radio 5 Live

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
I I just endured BBC 5 Live's idea of balance in the Israel Gaza conflict. I'll ignore the two very different pieces by ordinary people, one an Israeli soldier, the other a Palestinian doctor - except to say subtle? The main part was an interview with first a Palestinian negotiatior and then a former Israeli negotiatior. Sounds balanced? Don't be taken in. The Palestinian negotiatior, I was driving and so couldn't note down names, I think was Mr Barghouti and he launched into an attack on Israel: they can't be trusted etc etc. For balance the BBC picked a former Israeli negotiati... more »

Ebola Outbreak: Critical Questions About the Pandemic

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
There are rumors that there already is a vaccine for Ebola, and many medical companies have been working on finding a cure. NIH ( National Institute of Health ) is going to launch testing in September. Results from the study should be available by January, Fauci said. If the vaccine proves safe and effective, Fauci said he expects that it could be given to health workers in affected African countries sometime in 2015. "We are starting to discuss some deals with pharmaceutical companies to help scale it up, so on an emergency basis, it might be available in 2015 for health wo... more »

Colorado Republicans Are Wondering Who They Actually Nominated To Run For The Senate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Only 11 Republicans voted against the draconian anti-DREAMers bill that passed Friday night night, mostly Republicans in vulnerable seats with large Latino constituencies like Jeff Denham (R-CA), David Valadao (R-CA), and Joe Heck (R-NV). But one name that stood out on the list of 11 who wouldn't back the Ted Cruz/Steve King anti-Hispanic caucus bill was Colorado extreme right-winger Cory Gardner. Gardner was first elected to represent the very Republican 4th district (basically, the entire eastern third of the state, with a PVI of R+11) in the Great Blue Dog Apocalypse when he d... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 5, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *American General Reportedly Assassinated In 'Green-On-Blue' Shooting At Afghan Army Training Base -- FOX News* A U.S. major general was shot and killed Tuesday by a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform who opened fire at an army training academy outside Kabul, the Associated Press reported. At least 15 soldiers -- reportedly mostly Americans and some Germans --were wounded in the close-range assassination-style attack. The attack at Camp Qargha killed the highest-ranking U.S. officer of the nearly 13-year war and comes as foreign troops... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
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Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 15 hours ago

Ron Jacobs : BOOKS | ‘Technocreep’ and how we are seduced by surveillance

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 15 hours ago
Thomas Keenan has written a helpful description of the kinds of surveillance undertaken by corporations, governments, criminal enterprises, and just plain creeps every second of every day. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2014 [Technocreep: The … finish reading Ron Jacobs : *BOOKS* | ‘Technocreep’ and how we are seduced by surveillance

The Coyne Helicopter UFO Case

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 15 hours ago
I have been working on a new book and so I have been reviewing some interesting older cases. One of those is the Coyne case in which the flight crew of an Army Reserve UH-1H helicopter spotted a UFO which might have caused a radio outage and then a sudden, mysterious climb when Captain Lawrence Coyne had entered a descent to avoid a collision. Briefly, they were returning to their home station in Cleveland, Ohio, when Sergeant John Healy, seated in the left rear spotted an object or a red light off the left side of the aircraft. He thought it was brighter than the red navigation li... more »

Historay Major dealing with spunk

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Its a culture that your giving up overtime you move some where to be better If you are comming from coon porn central I a can appreciate your pain but if you live in a civilized world the big move to create big things is more than likely to be pain Joy breaks through pain like a freight train so if those tracks are so true you are so lucky ' and humakind enveys you We all really know its not so simple where you grew up is a place that you will never forget or displace its blood zero when they take your DNA and maybe, no maybe its so strange to think this way You got country str... more »

Civic Action at a Federal Detention Center

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
About two weeks ago I had pledged to go on blogging hiatus in order to vacation with my family, a pledge I only broke once so far. However, while traveling south from Durango, CO with my partner and son last week, I ran across this post by LGM’s Erik Loomis,’ on the treatment of Central Continue reading

President "Ribbon Cutter" is having a big-ass birthday party tonight...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*after having a boys night at Camp David with a whole bunch of unmarried men - one of whom was arrested for soliciting a (male??) prostitute. * Really. Yep, the narcissist-in-chief thinks celebrating his birthday with a big party attended by all the low-life's of Hollywood is just the thing for a sitting president during these perilous times. And in just 4 or so days he's heading off to Martha's Vineyard for 16 days of fun and sun. Of course, he'll manage to round up his two daughters for the requisite trip to the bookstore. Other than that, I doubt he'll even see them. Who the ... more »


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 16 hours ago
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It’s Official: Being Poor in America Has Been Outlawed

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Joshua Krause As they say, you can always judge a society by how they treat their weakest members. So I shudder to think of how future generations will judge our society. We’ve become a nation that discards our poor like they are trash, and anyone who doesn’t “fit in” is segregated from the herd. The police are now fining homeless folks for any arbitrary offense they can think of, and city councils across the country are making it illegal to sleep in public. They’ve gone so far as to make it illegal to camp, or even sit or lay down in certain public areas. Worst of all, many citie... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
If you eat beware, there is going to a premium to make up for the Junk Food losses if we ever become heath aware. Yeah we can not go healthy without a healthy perimeter.

“Institutionalized Tyranny and Serfdom”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Institutionalized Tyranny and Serfdom”* By Joe Withrow “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” – Friedrich Nietzsche “Modern society does not care much for the individual. National interest, public policy, and the common good are held up as the ideal. We still hear lip service paid to the individual rights of man on occasion, but only within the context of individual servitude towards one or another State-driven collective goal. Of course these goals are presented as moral and upright, but there is a little catch – no one c... more »

The Economy: “What You NEED to Know about the Wealth Inequality Debate “

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“What You NEED to Know about the Wealth Inequality Debate “* by Bill Bonner “Isn't it possible the same savants who now presume to address the problem of wealth inequality were those most responsible for causing it? The question arose as we discussed a publishing sensation: Thomas Piketty's “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” As you will recall, the book – all 700 pages – was recently number one on the Amazon.com bestseller list. Whoever heard of an economics tome that sold so well? The reason, we suspect, is that the book tells us something that a lot of people were waiting to... more »

PET a magic man who foretold this centruty

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
I was born in Canada a place that well known pundint Pat Buchcann pontificated its should be speeled ,Kanukistian I am not sure what he meant was our has that good or did he think we had a soviet goverement Oh that we wood if what Perire Elliiot Tudeau had come to fortod Canada would be like Qtare except the money would not be between the sheets I would be floating in the air free for any citzen to take as much as they needed to be aware Brian Mulroney stopped the PET train to paridse and he was caught taking brown envleolpes in Swiss hotels as advice Yet he never did a dime he wai... more »

In Fighting Between Islamic State And Other Armed Factions Increases In Iraq’s Diyala

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 17 hours ago
The insurgency has had great success in the last two months. It has taken over much of Ninewa, Salahaddin, Kirkuk, and Anbar provinces, and has a strong foothold in Diyala and Babil as well. This success has maintained a lose alliance between the major militant groups, which includes the Islamic State (IS), the Baathist Naqshibandi and its Military Councils, Ansar al-Islam, the Mujahadeen Army, and the Islamic Army of Iraq. Behind the scenes IS has been attempting to dominate the other groups by demanding that they pledge allegiance to it, and pushing out its rivals from its bases... more »

It's another 'man'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
The BBC report: 'A man on the Doha to Manchester plane has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat.' It's another of those men... More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28662561

Interest in MH17 Fades as Sanctions and War Edge Closer

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 18 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci It is abundantly clear that a truthful resolution to the tragedy of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was never the goal of Washington, London, and Brussels. Citing baseless accusations surrounding the tragedy, the West has leveled a series of incrementally expansive sanctions against Russia while using the tragedy to justify increased military support for Kiev’s military forces even as they wage total war against their own population including the use of ballistic missiles, airstrikes, artillery barrages, and tanks. Clearly the goal then was to exploit the ... more »

One Hundred Years Later

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
nationalpost.com/ Yesterday, the prime minister attended a ceremony to mark Canada's entry into the First World War. The standard interpretation of Canada's part in that war is that we blindly followed Britain to war. But we emerged from it a mature, independent nation. Andrew Cohen writes that the one hundredth anniversary of that war is a good time to ask some hard questions. After all, It was a wasting conflict – a slaughterhouse, really – killing more Canadians than all of Canada’s wars befo... more »

Afghan Soldier Kills Three 'High Ranking' NATO Officers At British-Run Qargha Military Academy Near Kabul (Update: Two-Star U.S. General Killed)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Afghan National Army soldiers (ANA) stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. Reuters *Three NATO Officers Killed At Afghan Military Academy, Officials Say -- New York Times* KABUL, Afghanistan — An attacker in an Afghan army uniform killed at least three service members from the NATO-led coalition and wounded a senior Afghan commander on Tuesday in a shooting at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, an Afghan official said. Details of the shooting, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, were sketchy, and the coalition would only confirm that “an incid... more »

When Even The Simplest Things Are Hard..

Catelli at Not Quite Unhinged - 18 hours ago
Tim Hortons drive-through was nearly empty, so I took advantage. It was one of those new two-lane drive-throughs, only one car in the left land already placing an order and the car right ahead of me went to the right-hand lane. So I went into the left hand lane thinking that car should move on first. And the car in the right lane placed their order and drove on. And another car went into the

Republican Party Civil War Heats Up On A New Front: Meet The Congressional Grifters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 hours ago
Much to the chagrin of corporate whores who had infected the DEmocratic Party-- think Rahm Emanuel, Harold Ford, the Blue Dogs and New Dems-- Howard Dean coined and popularized the phrase, "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party." Here at *DWT* we often talk about the corollary, the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. Over the weekend, former Ohio Republican Congressman Steve LaTourette, a mainstream conservative, sought to duplicate Dean's strategy by terming the now dominant right-wing extremists in his party as the Grifting Wing. In a post he did for *Politico*, The G... more »


thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 19 hours ago
Given the fact that the left is so weak and so despised by our society's leadership, it really isn't the case that the time I spend in escapism is time stolen from saving the world, You know, if I went out today, or to whatever day there's a protest against Israel's mass-murder of Palestinians, it would have exactly zero impact on stephen harper's insane support for the slaughter. At the same time though, I'm getting a little tired of the dedicated escapism of stuff like this: And this: But, you know, that's the job of special effects people, and actors and script writers and p... more »

Britain Remembers The Fallen On The 100th Anniversary Of It's Declaration Of War Against Germany In The First World War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
The Houses of Parliament, pictured taking part in a similar scheme in 2007, switched their lights off at 10pm last night as part of an initiative to commemorate Britain entering the First World War *The Night The Lights Went Out Across Britain: Young Royals Bow Their Heads As Millions Take Part In Moving Tributes To The Fallen - Exactly A century Since WWI Was Declared -- Daily Mail* * Idea inspired by former foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey's famous words when war was declared 100 years ago * Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace all took p... more »

I bet that your presstitute mainstream media haven't given you a clue that this has been going on ...or that Obama has provided more munitions to the blood-thirsty Israeli army so that they can continue murdering Palestinian children, like fish in a barrel. I hope that you will finally recognize the need for The Real News, because your despicable faux news intends to keep on keeping you in the dark for as long as you’re willing to let them.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 19 hours ago
------------------------------ Original Here *NO ADVERTIZING, CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT FUNDING* *Israeli Forces Target UN School Shelter, Children and Hospitals* Pernille Ironside: The Chief of the UNICEF Field Office in Gaza describes the growing death toll and the rising humanitarian crisis - * August 1, 14* More at The Real News *Bio .* *Pernille Ironside* is UNICEF's Chief of Gaza Field Off... more »

Taliban Leader Released For Bergdahl Is Regarded As A Psychopath By Those Who Caught Him

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Obama Freed A Taliban ‘Psychopath’ In Bergdahl Trade, Army Colonel Says -- Washington Times* ‘Petty tyrant’ lost stature after capture in early days of war in Afghanistan In a pointed assessment, an Army colonel advising the National Security Council says one of the Taliban prisoners released in the Obama administration’s deal to free Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal is a “psychopath” who poses a “danger to fellow Afghans.” Army Col. Mark Mitchell, director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, is a Green Beret who helped capture Mullah Mohammad Fazl in the early days o... more »

Israeli Soldier Commended For His Selfless Act Of Not Not Wanting His Comrade's Body Taken By The Enemy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
IDF soldiers expose Gaza 'terror tunnel' (file). IDF Spokesperson Unit *IDF Soldier Selflessly Pursued Terrorists in Gaza Tunnel -- Arutz Sheva* The son of olim from New York is the soldier who provided the IDF with the findings that enabled to determine the death of Lt. Hadar Goldin. The findings that enabled the IDF’s Chief Rabbinate to declare the death of Lt. Hadar Goldin were provided by an IDF commander who fearlessly and selflessly pursued the terrorists who abducted Goldin's body. First Lieutenant Eitan, the son of olim (immigrants) from New York, realized following Friday ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 19 hours ago
*Germantown kindergarten teacher accused of political vandalism identified* Wisconsin Reporter has learned the identity of the suspect accused of politically motivated disorderly conduct at last month’s Jefferson County Fair. April Kay Smith, 38, a kindergarten teacher in the Germantown School District, was issued a disorderly conduct citation for tearing up and stomping on several signs on July 9 at the Jefferson County Republican Party booth after the fair had shut down for the night, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department report obtained by Wisconsin Reporter. Th... more »

Top 5 Ways the U.S. Is Israel’s Accomplice in War Crimes in Gaza

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 19 hours ago
By Juan Cole Shutterstock *This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page.* The U.S. State Department became a little testy with Israel on Sunday over the 6th school shelling by the Israeli military, which killed 10, saying “The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which ten more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed,” reads the statement from State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki. “We once again stress that Israel do more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian... more »

Brothers In Arms To The End

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Photo: *The late Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris, shown here in 2011 inspecting an oxygen mask, died last year along with Petty Officer 1st Class James Reyher in a diving accident at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jah’mai C.J. Stokes) *Navy Diver Heroic To The Last Breath -- Virginia Pilot* As they slowly asphyxiated at the bottom of a pond last year, two Navy divers shared something extraordinary: the choice to die together rather than abandon a fellow sailor. That selflessness went with Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris and Petty Officer 1st ... more »

Free Trade 36: Taxation, Regulations, Trade and Rule of Law in ASEAN

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
This is my paper presented during the Stratbase Forum on ASEAN Competitiveness last July 23, 2014 in Makati, organized by Stratbase Research Institute (SRI). SRI also published this today and circulated to their friends and clients. The 11-slides presentation including 9 tables and 2 charts is posted in my slideshare wall. I am posting 4 of 9 tables and 2 charts here. *Table 1. Major Taxes in the ASEAN, 2013* Source: KPMG, 2013.ASEAN Tax Guide, Overview, p. 10. *Table 3. Ease and Unease in Starting a Business and Getting Construction Permits in ASEAN-9.* Source: WB-IFC, Doin... more »

Get Visas for the Entire Family with $500,000 to a Charter School

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 20 hours ago
I came across this Reuters story yesterday while researching funding for charters. Don't know how I missed this in October 2012, when it was first printed: . . . .Wealthy individuals from as far away as China, Nigeria, Russia and Australia are spending tens of millions of dollars to build classrooms, libraries, basketball courts and science labs for American charter schools. In Buffalo, New York, foreign funds paid for the Health Sciences Charter School to renovate a 19th-century orphanage into modern classrooms and computer labs. In Florence, Arizona, overseas investment is expect... more »

Artificial Intelligence , Motivation theories discussion and Roko's Basilisk -- heavy stuff to ponder over coffee !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/08/elon-musk-says-robots-could-be-more-dangerous-nukes/90521/ ( Will Man sow the seeds for destruction ? Fascinating subject , must read pieces sampled but go to the link for the full articles ! ! ) Elon Musk, the Tesla and Space-X founder who is occasionally compared to comic book hero Tony Stark, is worried about a new villain that could threaten humanity—specifically the potential creation of an artificial intelligence that is radically smarter than humans, with catastrophic results: Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk Follow Worth reading... more »

Your Wise Heart by Roxana Jones

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
*YOUR WISE HEART* Oh, if you would only allow your heart to teach your mind all the wisdom you already know… #HealThruWords #Quote #InspirationalQuote #Motivational #DoShare HealThruWords® by Roxana Jones http://roxanajones.com/2014/06/16/inspirational-quote-Your-Wise-Heart/ *TU SABIO CORAZÓN* Oh, si tan solo pudieras permitir a tu corazón enseñarle a tu mente toda la sabiduría que ya conoces… HealThruWords® por Roxana Jones http://roxanajones.com/es/2014/06/16/citas-motivacionales-tu-sabio-corazon/

Hear, See and Speak - No Used eBooks?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 22 hours ago
How do industry bodies and major players respond to new entrants who offer something different? Do they go out to squash them in order to maintain the status quo? Do they attempt to reign them in and restrict their influence and impact? Do they invest in them and work with them to create new channels, new markets and new revenues? Some believe that many stick their head in the dark and wish them to go away? This last week we have all read the Amazon Press Release over their ongoing battles with Hachette and one of the most relevant statements came right at the beginning in their r... more »

US is insolvent blasts Charles Biderman - and then demonstrates precisely why and presents the bloody details !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 23 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-04/us-bankrupt-blasts-biderman-we-now-await-cramdown "The US Is Bankrupt," Blasts Biderman, "We Now Await The Cramdown" [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/04/2014 21:32 -0400 - B+ - Bond - Budget Deficit - Charles Biderman - Cramdown - ETC - Federal Reserve - Federal Tax - Gross Domestic Product - Medicare - Moral Hazard - Precious Metals - Purchasing Power - Real estate - Reality - Tax Revenue - TrimTabs - White House - Z.1 inShare1... more »

USNS John Glenn (MLP 2) Completes Final Contract Trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: USNS John Glenn]USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), successfully completed Final Contract Trials (FCT) off the coast of Manchester, Washington July 31. During the trials, the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey along with the ship's crew tested the vessel's various hull, mechanical, and electrical systems to demonstrate that the ship meets Navy standards and requirements, and is materially ready to perform all of its slated in-service missions. John Glenn, the second of the Navy's Mobile Landing Platforms (MLP), was constructed by General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Compa... more »

Lockheed Martin Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb Achieves Objectives in Marine Corps Training Exercises

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb]Lockheed Martin’s Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB) was successfully employed during recent U.S. Marine Corps weapons and tactics instructor training. During the training exercises at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona, AV-8B Harrier aircrews released 19 GBU-12F/B DMLGB weapons. The weapons were released in tactically representative engagements, and used various targeting modes against fixed targets. All weapons performed successfully and met Marine Corps mission objectives. “We partnered with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to support day ... more »

US President justifies CIA torture ( War crimes ) because folks were scared and the CIA is a tough job ? With that reed thin logic put out there - Why not excuse genocide in the future or ANY OTHER CRIMINAL CODUCT - BY THE SELECT FEW ..... because folks were under pressure at the time , tough jobs excuse or any other willy nilly notion ? If you don't grasp how dangerous this line of thought is , God help us all ! ,

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 23 hours ago
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Obama_Claims_CIA_Torture_Was_Okay_Because_People_Were_Scared_And_The_CIA_Is_A Tough_Job.html SOURCE: TECHDIRT[image: obama-baja-popularidad] On Friday, we wrote briefly about President Obama’s “admission” that “we tortured some folks.” At the time I was going off of the press reports of the conference, but now that I’veread the full transcript of his statement, it’s much worse than just that brief comment. Here’s the relevant portion: With respect to the larger point of the RDI report itself, even before I came into office I was very clear that in th... more »

Defence holding community meeting on JSF upgrades

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: RAAF F-35 Lightning II]The Upper Hunter will today receive an insight into work to be undertaken locally for the arrival of the Australia's next generation fighter aircraft. The Department of Defence is holding three community information sessions across the region this week to outline the new and upgraded facilities required to support the arrival of the Joint Strike Fighters. Denman Visitor Information Centre hosts the first this afternoon with the focus on work planned for Defence Establishment Myambat located just west of the town. Read more

Sukhoi to sign another contract with India on FGFA

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Su-T50 PAK-FA]Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer plans to sign another contract with India in the framework of the joint project for the construction of a fifth generation multipurpose combat jet, Alexander Klementyev, a Sukhoi deputy director general told Itar-Tass. “We hope the contract [for experimental design works] will be signed soon,” he said. The intergovernmental agreement on this project was signed back in 2007. Three years after, the sides inked a general contract on joint design and production and then the first engineering development contract. Works under t... more »

China TA-600 amphibian eyes first flight in 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: AVIC TA-600 amphibious aircraft]China could conduct a maiden flight for the developmental AVIC TA-600 amphibious aircraft in 2015. According to a report in the People’s Daily quoting Fu Junxu, an executive of China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA), the design of the four-engine flying boat has been completed, with the aircraft set to enter trial production at Zhuhai in late 2014 or early 2015. The aircraft, to be powered by four turboprop engines, will have a maximum takeoff weight of 53.5t and a range of 5,000km. Read more

EU may buy French warships built for Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]The European Union may acquire two Russian warships currently under construction in France, analysts say. The possibility comes as the United States and Western Europe tighten economic sanctions against Russia, and Monday's denial of a German defense contractor's delivery of military components to Russia by the German government. The first of two Mistral-class ships purchased by Russia -- essentially small aircraft carriers designed for helicopter takeoff and landing -- is nearing completion at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in southwestern F... more »

Our Aircraft Carriers Are Not Sitting Ducks

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: USS John C Stennis]The U.S. Navy is greatly endangered by the global proliferation of anti-ship ballistic and cruise missiles. Some analysts, like Dennis Gormley, Andrew Erickson, and Jingdong Yuan at the National Defense University, say U.S. aircraft carriers in the western Pacific are sitting ducks for communist China’s missiles, especially their CM-400AKG Mach 5.5 Wrecker cruise missile and their DF-21 ballistic missile, dubbed “the carrier killer.” They are wrong. Simply put, the ongoing improvement of missile defense systems on U.S. Navy warships is keeping pace with t... more »

Russia to conduct unprecedented maneuvers involving 100 combat planes

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Su-34 Fullback]A bilateral command-staff exercise involving Commands 1 and 2 of the Russian Air Force and Air Defense, which are part of the Western and central Districts, will be held under the command of the commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force on August 4-8, the Defense Ministry reported. "The training will involve over 100 aircraft of various branches of aviation such as the destroyers Su-27, MiG-31, multi-function complexes Su-34, frontline bombers Su-24, helicopters Mi-8, Mi-24, and Mi 28N," Colonel Igor Klimov, an official representative of the Russian Air For... more »

Narendra Modi to induct indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Kolkata class DDG]Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to induct country's largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai in the the third week of August. The Prime Minister has been invited in the third week of August to induct the largest indigenously-built warship, which is constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and has been designed by Navy's design bureau, defence officials said. The 6,800 tonne warship, which is over three years behind schedule, is a technology demonst .. Read more

Russia Develops Robots for Maritime Defense

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Georgy Antsev]Russian scientists have developed and presented to the Defense Ministry a maritime defense system comprising surface, underwater and flying robots, a defense industry official told RIA Novosti on Monday. “The global [maritime defense] command-and-control system, which we are developing, is ready for a large-scale testing phase,” General Director and Chief Designer of the Morinformsystem-Agat corporation, Georgy Antsev, said during the Innovation Day exhibition organized by the Defense Ministry. "A patrol ship or a submarine are not always capable of monitoring ... more »

Can we trust social media in general and Google in particular , in light of learning Google searches gmail for " only certain crimes " and the Bomb Gaza game debacle ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11012008/Paedophile-snared-as-Google-scans-Gmail-for-images-of-child-abuse.html Technology giant Google has developed state of the art software which proactively scours hundreds of millions of email accounts for images of child abuse. The breakthrough means paedophiles around the world will no longer be able to store and send vile images via email without the risk of their crimes becoming known to the authorities. Details of the software emerged after a 41-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested in Texas for possession of child abuse ima... more »

zucchini abundance recipe of the day: zucchini-corn-tomato bake

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
I found a bunch of recipes similar to this, and adapted them to my tastes. This one is easy (especially if you use a food processor to shred the zucchini and cheese), healthy, and tasty. I feel like the ability to tweak and change recipes marks a turning point in my cooking evolution, in both confidence and knowledge. I like it! Also, I don't have measurements for this one. It's down to what proportions you like and what ingredients you have on hand. Zucchini-Corn-Tomato Bake 1 medium-to-large zucchini, grated or shredded 2 large ripe tomatoes, coarsely cubed Kernels of corn, eithe... more »

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

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/08/when-is-ebola-not-ebola-when-it-walks.html *When is Ebola not Ebola? ... When it walks off an airplane* 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... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Persecution of a skeptic* *John Droz reports on more ruthless Leftism* Dr. Henrik Møller, is an world-renowned expert on infra-sound, and has published several high-quality studies on low-frequency acoustics (like here, here, here, and here). More recently, some of these have dealt with industrial wind energy noise (e.g. here — which was peer-reviewed). He has been praised as Denmark's "leading noise researcher." What’s even more important is that he has been courageous enough to have publicly spoken out against poor government policies, as well as the misinformation disseminated ... more »

Iraq situation ( August 5 , 2014 ) -- Tunnels of Saddam to used by jihadist and Baathist forces to haunt Maliki's Baghdad ? US to now arm and give air support to the Kurds as they battle ISIS forces to retake Sinjar ? Update on the state of play in Iraq ...... Tweets of note for the day......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Anti War...... Using Tunnels, ISIS Aims at Baghdad From the SouthAims to Take Area South of Baghdad by Jason Ditz, August 04, 2014 Print This | Share This ISIS efforts to encircle the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad continue apace, with their latest operations focusing on seizing the rural Sunni area south of Baghdad, known colloquially as the “triangle of death.” The triangle was a nightmare for US occupation forces in the last decade, and ISIS is said to be using an elaborate collection of tunnels built by the Iraqi government during the Saddam-era to infiltrate areas close to Bagh... more »

India Ignores US Calls For Russian Sanction, Will Go-Ahead With Submarine Purchase

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Lada class submarine]India has rejected calls to join the sanctions program against Russia during US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to New Delhi on Aug. 1, according to various media reports. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has maintained that foreign policy will not change with the new government while Kerry added that Washington “will obviously welcome India joining in with respect to [sanctions], but its India’s choice.” A clear blow to the effort, India remains Russia’s largest consumer of military equipment and is reportedly in talks with Rosoboro... more »

Interest in MH17 Fades as Sanctions & War Edge Closer

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*August 4, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - It is abundantly clear that a truthful resolution to the tragedy of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was never the goal of Washington, London, and Brussels. Citing baseless accusations surrounding the tragedy, the West has leveled a series of incrementally expansive sanctions against Russia while using the tragedy to justify increased military support for Kiev's military forces even as they wage total war against their own population including the use of ballistic missiles, airstrikes, artillery barrages, and tanks. Clearly the goa... more »

Climate disagreements: do PR firms matter?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
*Off-topic:* Sheldon, Leonard, and Penny have tripled their income to $1 million per TBBT episode. Wow but probably deserved. Climatedepot.com has picked a story of the day, an article in the Guardian World's top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers written by Suzanne Goldenberg and Nishad Karim. The title is dramatic, including the Holocaust-resembling expletive that similar inkspillers enjoy using, but if you read the article and even if you trust it, you will see that the content doesn't match the title. I know that you expect this discrepancy under any article si... more »

Giveaway: HIPSTER Baby Carrier as seen on Kickstarter

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
If there is one thing I love, it is baby wearing! I have teamed up with some awesome bloggers to bring you a giveaway for the HIPSTER, the new way to carry your baby. Enter below. Have you heard? There's a new way to carry your baby. One carrier, nine different ways. No more achy arms. No more sore backs. Allow us to introduce you to the MiaMily HIPSTER baby carrier. This innovative new carrier is suitable for children ages 3 months to 3 years old (and/or 44 lbs) and consists of a back supporting belt with an integrated seat for your baby that's designed to help you carry your litt... more »

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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Slayer of children, conqueror of infants, the great Barack Obama! His government of destruction knows no distinction between young and old, male and female, enemy combatant and civilian, Infidel and 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 wh... 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Deuter, “Atmospheres” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li3UthG-7kM

"Your Silence..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Your silence will not protect you.” - Audre Lorde

Billboard improvement

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


Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
METRO | Alice Embree reports on a moving memorial for the victims of the UT Tower shootings.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 WebsterG.Tarpley

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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James Brady (1940-2014)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Just a masquerade folks........ Retweeted by Anonymous Operations *Dr.Bassel Abuwarda* ‏@DrBasselAbuward 2h Latest updates from #Gaza : 1867 killed -429 children -243 are women -70 elderly 9567 injured !! 10080 destroyed pic.twitter.com/BQWyXXePTD View photo - 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 Presi... 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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. Those camps were only maybe a tiny bit for refugees. *Mostly those camps served as a base of operations 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 ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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