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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

10 September - Blogs I'm Following

10:24pm MDST

Obama: Little man sock puppet president ribbon cutter doing the bidding of his masters...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 minutes ago
*wondering when his next tee time is. * "We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are," Obama declared in a prime-time address to the nation from the White House. "This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven." No you won't, you SCoaMF. They're walking across our Southern borders unimpeded because of your orders.

How Far Right Plutocrats, With The Connivance Of Greedy Politicians, Have Succeeded In Disenfranchising The Middle Class

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 minutes ago
Yes, normal people hate Republicans-- but not enough to prevent them from taking over? This morning at the *Washington Post*, Aaron Blake didn't mince words: "People freaking hate the Republican Party. Poll after poll shows President Obama is unpopular and the Democratic Party is a little more unpopular. Neither, though, can touch the GOP, whose congressional contingent has a whopping 72 percent disapproval rating in the most recent *Washington Post*-ABC News poll. Nearly half of Americans-- 47 percent-- say they 'strongly' disapprove of the GOP." So why do they control the House ... more »

Tom Hayden : Where is Obama’s exit strategy?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 26 minutes ago
The Islamic State wants the Americans to bomb and invade its territory because foreign aggression is the surest way to unite all Sunni factions. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2014 A disturbing omission in President … finish reading Tom Hayden : Where is Obama’s exit strategy?

Louisiana’s NCLB Waiver, Complete with Promised CCSS and PARCC

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 28 minutes ago
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was not reauthorized in 2007. Nor was it reauthorized in 2008. Nor has it been reauthorized in 2014. NCLB, with its nonsense “100 percent proficiency in reading and math by 2014,” has been lingering on legislative life support, even as 2014 is surely coming to an end. But the beauty […]

BC Unions Rally Behind Teacher Strike

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 33 minutes ago
British Columbia Teacher's Union (BCTU) Stands Firm [image: Parents and students enlist props at a rally for public education at Laura Secord School in Vancouver on Monday. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)] B.C. unions rally behind teachers' strike ANDREA WOO VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Sep. 10 2014, 10:28 PM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Sep. 10 2014, 10:28 PM EDT Cash-strapped teachers who have so far lost four weeks’ pay to the strike will be able to apply for a loan from their union after workers from across the province agreed to inject $8.5-million into th... more »

The Unanimity of Uniqueness

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 33 minutes ago
To be clear: September 10, 2014: September 3, 2014: June 29, 2011: March 3, 2010: March 27, 2009: March 23, 2009: January 16, 2008: May 11, 2006: February 11, 2003: January 4, 2003: November 20, 2002: October 2, 2002: September 18, 2002: September 3, 2002: November 13, 1995: October 27, 1964: January 9, 1958: Are we clear?

(Frauds, Fakes and Koch Liars - Oh My!) Charles Koch Founded Anti-Environment Group to Protect Big Oil Industry Handouts (Diaper Vitter's Children's Crusade) Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out on Net Neutrality (Thank You, K Street!) Big Buckers Are In Total Control (At Last!)

Though the report scolds the nonprofits as untrustworthy and elite, there’s virtually no information in the report that details anything they have done wrong. Rather, Vitter and his staff appear to disagree with the shared policy goals of these nonprofits, which include combatting global warming as well (as) reducing cancer-causing pollutants from the air and water. If there is a

Nathan rides South

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
*The Tsengwen Reservoir* Three days. 240 kilometers. 4500 meters of climbing. Nathan Miller and I rode across the mountains of southern Taiwan, in search of a flat area. Found none. Three days of climbing later, I was sore but still alive. Good ride, great company. Click on READ more to see the pics.... Route notes (map here): Day one: we took the 149 from Zhushan up to the Nantou 212-1/Chiayi 151-1. Both of those roads are pretty. There is water and snacks available on the 149 but not on the 212-1/151-1. Be prepared to climb, grades range between 6 and 12%. Road surfaces are ok ... more »

Is The Syrian Government Losing The Civil War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Combat Reversals Pressure Syria's Assad, Complicating Efforts Against Islamic State -- Wall Street Journal* *Troubles Come as Obama Prepares to Outline Plan to Combat Militants.* AL-HURRA, Syria—Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who four months ago seemed on the verge of defeating rebel forces, is now mired in defensive battles on several fronts, complicating efforts to fight the Islamic State militant group. In a span of weeks, the Islamic State has overrun military bases in Syria's east. In the west, the regime faces a coalition of rebels that threatens the heartland of Mr. As... more »

Washington Menaces America With Its ISIS Creation

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
*Image: Despite the NSA's immense resources and all encompassing spying activities both abroad and domestically, it appears to miss manyeven obvious world events unfolding. It is likely this "ignorance" is feigned to afford plausible deniability between global chaos and USculpability. * *September 11, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The Washington Times in an article titled, "Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.," makes the incredible claim that: *The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans wh... more »

Dumbass Senator Ted Cruz Was Booed Off Stage By Smart Middle Eastern Christians

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
An excerpt from, *"Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage At Middle East Christian Conference [VIDEO]"* by Tristyn Bloom, Daily Caller, Sen. Ted Cruz was booed offstage at a conference for Middle Eastern Christians Wednesday night after saying that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” “Religious bigotry is a cancer with many manifestations,” he continued. “ISIS, al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas, state sponsors like Syria and Iran, are all engaged in a vicious genocidal campaign to destroy religious minorities in the Middle East. Sometimes we are told not to loop these groups together, that ... more »

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Adiemus, “Adiemus” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL8kZ-iVk90&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“What created the Waterfall Nebula? No one knows. The structure seen in the region of NGC 1999 in the Great Orion Molecular Cloud complex is one of the more mysterious structures yet found on the sky. Designated HH-222, the elongated gaseous stream stretches about ten light years and emits an unusual array of colors. * Click image for larger size.* One hypothesis is that the gas filament results from the wind from a young star impacting a nearby molecular cloud. That would not explain, however, why the Waterfall and fainter streams all appear to converge on a bright but unusual non ... more »

"Face It..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it." - Joseph Conrad

"Maybe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know; maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop...” - "Grey's Anatomy"

Psychology: "Life's Extremes: Smart vs. Dumb"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Life's Extremes: Smart vs. Dumb"* by Adam Hadhazy “Legendary feats of intelligence - Ken Jennings winning 74 consecutive "Jeopardy!" games - have their match in astonishing acts of stupidity, like a would-be robber who dons a mask without remembering to cut eyeholes. Quite a gulf exists between the extremes in innate human intelligence. Yet establishing a clear biological basis for why some people are smarter than others has so far proven tricky. Even the concept of intelligence as a quantifiable, explainable phenomenon has only been recently settled. "A generation ago, people we... more »

Chet Raymo, “ID”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“ID”* by Chet Raymo “I have this fantasy of arriving at the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter checks his online ledger: "Yep, you're in," he says. I look over his shoulder and see a vast white building stretching into the distance. A big sign on the roof reads "ID Inc." "Is that building what I think it is?" I ask. "That's where we design creatures for new planets," he responds. "I see here you have degrees in physics and engineering. Would you be interested in a job?" "A job? In heaven?" "We find that a lot of folks find they have too much time on their hands. Eternity, you know. So... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica. Thanks for stopping by.

"It Is Not Enough..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"I love the valiant; but it is not enough to wield a broadsword, one must also know against whom." - Friedrich Nietzsche

“Attachment vs. Detachment: Finding the Psychological Golden Mean”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Attachment vs. Detachment: * *Finding the Psychological Golden Mean”* by Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. "Being too detached- or not sufficiently available or responsive to others- represents one pole of the attachment continuum (see Part 1). Over-responsiveness (or excessive relational dependency) defines the other. Here what's impaired isn't our ability to experience the full spectrum of human emotions, but our ability to sufficiently detach from these emotions so we're not totally preoccupied, or consumed, by them. Extremely sensitive to how others see us- in fact, being held so tightly... more »

“When the Good Do Bad”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“When the Good Do Bad”* By David Brooks "It’s always interesting to read the quotations of people who knew a mass murderer before he killed. They usually express complete bafflement that a person who seemed so kind and normal could do something so horrific. Friends of Robert Bales, who was accused of massacring 16 Afghan civilians, have expressed similar thoughts. Friends and teachers describe him as caring, gregarious and self-confident before he — in the vague metaphor of common usage — apparently “snapped.” As one childhood friend told The Times: “That’s not our Bobby. Somethin... more »

“The left has already won this election”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
She’s right, you know. Josie Pagani, that is, saying National is coasting on its rival's policy: The left has already won this election. John Key's National Party is still high in the polls, not because the values of the right are popular, but because National's pitch is essentially, "Trust us to implement Labour policy. We'll spend a bit less than them doing it, and if you're lucky we'll give you a tax cut from the savings -- maybe." The left won the contest of ideas a long time ago, and National has completely capitulated… promising only to administer the policy wins ... more »

The Poet: T.S. Eliot, "The Four Quartets"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing." ~ T.S. Eliot, "The Four Quartets"

"Shaya's Home Run"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Shaya's Home Run" by Rabbi Paysach Krohn "In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning-disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school careers, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs. There are a few children who attend Chush for most of the week and go to a regular school on Sundays. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, “Where is the perfectio... more »

The U.S. Is Repeating History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Wikipedia *Obama And The Fall of Saigon -- George Packer, New Yorker* Almost forty years ago, in April of 1975, as the North Vietnamese Army was sweeping through South Vietnam toward Saigon, President Gerald Ford addressed a joint session of Congress. He asked for seven hundred and twenty-two million dollars in emergency military assistance for the government of South Vietnam. He invoked the dire risk faced by tens of thousands of South Vietnamese, including those affiliated with the United States. In “Last Days in Vietnam,” Rory Kennedy’s gripping new documentary about the fall o... more »

"Seeing is Believing: The Power of Visualization"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Seeing is Believing: The Power of Visualization" by Angie LeVan "Despite the great case for getting off our duffs, there are some amazingly cool and effective practices we can do from the comfort of our own recliners – without even budging a finger. For instance, you could practice your golf swing, work out your muscles, prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, hone your chess skills, practice for tomorrow’s surgery, and you can even prepare for your best life! Mental practice can get you closer to where you want to be in life, and it can prepare you for success! For instance, Natan Shar... more »

Australia’s bubble banks [+ update 3]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: Bank leverage] Estimates suggest the Australian housing market has nearly $3 trillion of bubble value waiting to burst, while the capital base of Australasia’s banks is well under $200 billion. This excessive leverage is not a healthy sign – especially when those Australian banks are also *our* banks … ONE of the top global regulators during the global financial crisis has lent support to David Murray’s suggestion of tougher capital requirements for Australia’s big four banks, arguing they are excessively leveraged and their preferred ‘risk-weighted’ capitalisation meas... more »

VENTURA DECLARATION: UNCOVER 9/11!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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Sen. Paul Speaks at Hearing on Demilitarization of State Law Enforcement

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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Watch Watch: I don't really care what the Apple Watch does, but if you do, we've got a demo you can watch

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Is this thing hideous or what? By comparison Dick Tracy's anciently futuristic wristphone (see below) was a thing of beauty.* *by Ken* Since I really want to know as little as I can get away with about the Apple Watch, I'm just going to go with Alexandra Petri on this, in her washingtonpost.com ComPost post "In defense of the wristwatch, after Apple unveils a watch of its own." I admit that, as long as I'm within range of a computer, I often have a tendency to poke at e-mail oftener than I should. Okay, sometimes every few minutes, but usually that's only when I have a really, re... more »

9/11 is a lie !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

“Repressing the Inner Voice: Giving Away Power”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Repressing the Inner Voice: Giving Away Power”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “We can avoid giving away our power on a daily basis by listening to our own voice of knowing. In many ways, we are taught from the time we are children to give away our power to others. When we were told to kiss and hug relatives or friends of the family when we didn’t want to, for example, we were learning to override our inner sense of knowing and our right to determine for ourselves what we want to do. This repression continued, most likely, in many experiences at school and in situations at work. A... more »

Fukushima nuclear debacle Updates ( September 10 , 2014 ) - Shattered so appropriate when considering the state of the Fukushima nuclear reactor buildings ! News on the unfolding crisis , plant status , nuclear contamination updates....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Energy News...... 03:08 PM EST on September 9th, 2014 | 130 comments Senior Scientist: Fukushima reactors like Swiss cheese; No one knows how far melted nuclear fuel has spread — Newspaper: Highly radioactive water thought to be coming up from ground and directly into open ocean, bypassing plant’s bay; ‘Other substances’ making contamination more serious (VIDEO) 01:00 AM EST on September 9th, 2014 | 164 comments “Not for Distribution, Internal Use Only”: US Energy Dept. estimated Fukushima release up to 10,000 times larger than nuclear regulators predicted — ‘Supercore’ scenar... more »

Washington Wants You

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
*Not even she can save the ordinary Americans overseas.* Washington Post reports on how the US government has swung into action by revising the laws that are making people give up their citizenship in record numbers. No, hahaha. What earth do we live on? Now it will cost you $70,000 NT to give up your US citizenship -- I suppose we should be thankful they aren't simply drone bombing US citizens who want to revoke their citizenship: "Beginning Sept. 12, the State Department is increasing fivefold the fee it charges Americans to cut ties with the (overtaxed?) land of the free. *It u... more »

Former U.S. Vice President Cheney Unleashes On President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Threat From ISIS Is ‘One Of The Most Dangerous We Have Faced Certainly In My Lifetime, And Far More Dangerous Than The Administration Has Been Willing To Admit,’ Former Vice President Dick Cheney Says -- Daily Mail* * Cheney outlined the importance of combating ISIS during a speech on national security in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning * 'A realistic strategy has to recognize that ISIS is a grave strategic threat to the United States,' Cheney said * 'Our president must understand that we are at war,' he said, 'and we must do what it takes for as long as it takes to win' For... more »

The Truth About 911 is What's Happening Now

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
*PressForTruth* It's September of 2014, the world is caught up in a whirlwind of terraranoia while global leaders posture and position themselves in preparation for the final stages in the agenda for a New World Order...with the 13th anniversary of 911 coming up right around the corner it is imperative now more than ever that we expose this event for what it was...a false flag operation designed to advance the agenda of the global elite. Visit PressForTruth.ca *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

#Declassify the 28 Redacted Pages in the 9/11 Intelligence Report

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
*TruthstreamMedia* Former Congressman Ron Paul has called upon social media to do what lawmakers cannot do effectively — demand the release of 28 redacted pages from the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 report that cites some of the extensive ties between the Bush Administration and the Saudis, who evidence shows, financed the 9/11 hijackers. Visit TruthstreamMedia.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Does Obama Plan To Announce Bombing Of Syria On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Brandon Turbeville As the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 draws closer so does the possibility that the United States and NATO will finally be able to realize their dream of direct airstrikes against the secular government of Bashar Al-Assad’s Syria. After years of propaganda alleging Assad’s “brutality against his own people” and a recent volley of “ISIS is under the bed”-style hype, complete with beheadings, forced starvations, and other savagery, the American people remain utterly befuddled regarding the true nature of events taking place inside Syria, Iraq,... more »

the day before 9/11

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
the day before 9/11 Suspicious Events of Sept. 10, 2001 Architects And Engineers For 9/11 On C-SPAN!

Giant Video Billboard of WTC7's Destruction Placed in Times Square for 9/11 Anniversary

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
ReThink911.org Melissa Melton Beginning today, the organization Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has placed a massive, 45-foot video billboard of World Trade Center 7's destruction in Times Square which is timed to run for the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and on through October 5th. Against a backdrop of WTC7's repeated freefall, the words “5:20 PM on 9/11, WTC7 came down in a classic controlled demolition. The government says fire brought it down, but anyone who watches the video can see otherwise” will appear. The 15-second spot will air every two minutes for four straight wee... more »

What no one wants to say about Ferguson!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
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Breakdown Of U.S.-Led Middle East Order: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, And Israel Don't Want To Fight ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Old Saudi Wahhabi clerics are American allies in the war against ISIS.* *Young Kurdish feminists and female fighters are not American allies in the war against ISIS.* Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel, the three biggest allies of the United States in the Middle East, have made it clear, sometimes subtly, and sometimes not so much, that they have no interest or desire to engage ISIS militarily and halt its momentum. Their neutral stance makes total sense since the governments of these countries have played a big role in nurturing ISIS and helping it grow to become the regional ge... more »

Stop Criminalizing Parenting: Free Range Kids' Lenore Skenazy on Fears over Child Safety

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
*Reason* "People say, 'Now that I can get arrested any time I let my child play outside or walk to school, I won't do it. And that's the opposite of what Free Range Kids is about," says Lenore Skenazy, proprietor of the blog FreeRangeKids.com. She adds, "Free Range Kids is about getting so many kids outside, that it doesn't seem strange to see a child playing in the park." Visit Reason.com Visit FreeRangeKids.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Russell Brand: "End the Monarchy Now...No Wonder Scotland Wants to Go"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
*Russell Brand* Reaction to news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child. If we were to rebuild society now, would we start by putting an old lady who does nothing in a palace and lavish her with riches? *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

The Ant and the Grasshopper–NZ, 2014

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
The ant and the grasshopper have been around for a while. But now, Grasshopper is eligible to vote … *The ANT and the GRASSHOPPER* *Traditional Version:* Ant works hard all summer long in the withering heat and rain, building his house and laying in supplies for the winter. Grasshopper thinks Ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, Ant is warm and well fed. Grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE OLD STORY: Work hard, think ahead, and be responsible for yourself! *The 2014 NZ Election Version:* Ant wor... more »

Confirmed: Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
[image: Abeille-bee-honey]Heather Callaghan Not just a possible alternative - but totally a preferable alternative to antibiotics whenever possible. People are already using this incredible healing substance without having needed a nod of approval from researchers. And no, we're not talking about using the actual bees. While consumers of raw honey can tell you that it works wonders, researchers wanted to know exactly why? What have they been missing? What are the exact compounds that make raw honey nature's antibiotic? How has it protected bee colonies forever (until recent obstac... more »

Bump and Gradgrind

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 5 hours ago
Let's take a break from the trumped-up war on ISIS for a moment and turn our attention to the terror right here in America. Specifically, let's talk about the war on youth, and even more specifically, the war on poor students and unionized teachers. Michelle Obama got one thing right at her "Reach Higher Prep Rally" in Atlanta the other day. She jokily referred to her traveling partner, neoliberal anti-union Education Secretary Arne Duncan, as her *partner in crime.* What the Obama administration is doing to public education is indeed a crime: its cruel, billionaire-fueled Race to ... more »

Researchers Offer Strange Answer to Anticipated Dengue Spikes Following Vaccine

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
[image: Anopheles stephensi]Heather Callaghan Researchers indeed continue to develop vaccines for tropical, mosquito-vectored diseases like dengue fever, which affects 50 million people per year. There are no commercially available vaccines for the virus - yet. But, they've run into a big problem. Researchers watching vaccine development caution that there will be initial disease spikes with its use. There's no argument about this observation. In fact, it's admitted. But the explanation to ward off panic and ensure that people in other countries will take that future risk, is ... more »

The Great Trade Deception in the TPP

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- September 10, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *If U.S. Joins Islamic State Fight, How Will It Get Out? -- Bill Schneider, Reuters* When President Barack Obama makes the case for military action against Islamic State militants on Wednesday night, it won’t be hard to convince Americans to get involved in the conflict. The hard part will be explaining how we get out. The president is speaking to the American people — not to Congress. He may not even ask Congress to authorize the use of f... more »

DID ROGUE ELEMENTS OF THE UKRAINE MILITARY SHOOT DOWN MH17?

The Dutch Safety Board has released a preliminary report of the shootdown of Malaysian Airline flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. The report states that the cockpit area of the Boeing 777 airliner was hit with “a large number of high energy objects”. The report does not identify nor speculate what these objects were. However, a close examination of evidence available on the internet, including photographs of the wreckage coupled with information from the preliminary report, all but confirms that the aircraft was shot down by another aircraft using rapid fire machine cannon of some 30mm ca... more »

Free Trade 37: Multiple Concerns and Regulations in the ASEAN

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
The next and 25th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit will be held this coming November 12-13 in Myanmar. Among the preparations for this, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is conducting consultation with some stakeholders in the Philippines to explain its position on certain issues and get feedback from the public. Yesterday, the DFA consultation with civil society organizations (CSOs) for the 25th ASEAN Summit plus related matters -- PH advocacies in the 23rd and 24th Summit, 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeeting -- was held at the DFA Auditorium, main ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“U.S. Plunges the Cradle of Civilization into Disaster, While Its Oil-Based Empire Destroys the Earth's Climate”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“U.S. Plunges the Cradle of Civilization into Disaster, * *While Its Oil-Based Empire Destroys the Earth's Climate”* *Humanity has the effect of an immense asteroid hitting the planet.* By Noam Chomsky “It is not pleasant to contemplate the thoughts that must be passing through the mind of the Owl of Minerva as the dusk falls and she undertakes the task of interpreting the era of human civilization, which may now be approaching its inglorious end. The era opened almost 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, stretching from the lands of the Tigris and Euphrates, through Phoenic... more »

World News Briefs -- September 10, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Barack Obama To Lay Out Plan To Defeat Islamic State -- BBC* *US President Barack Obama is due to lay out his strategy to defeat Islamic State militants, in a televised speech.* He is reportedly set to approve air strikes in Syria for the first time, and also wants to send US military trainers there to help rebels fight IS. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Middle East trying to build a coalition against IS, and Mr Obama's allies are canvassing support in Congress. IS controls large parts of Syria and Iraq after a rapid military advance. The jihadist group now runs a de fa... more »

Syrian Government: Any U.S. Air Strikes On Islamic State Targets In Syria Without Approval Will Be Considered An Aggressive Act

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*US Air Strikes On IS Targets In Syria To Be Considered Aggression – Syrian Official -- RIA Novosti* MOSCOW, September 10 (RIA Novosti) - Any US air strikes against Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria conducted without consent from the Syrian authorities shall be regarded as aggression, Fayez Al-Sayegh, a member of the Syrian parliament, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “We reject bombing of IS targets in Syria without coordination with the country’s government. Syria’s Foreign Minister has declared [the government’s] readiness to cooperate with a regional or international coaliti... more »

A Look At How The U.S. Military Could Carry Out Military Strikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Map by The Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2014. *Here’s How The U.S. Military Could Carry Out Strikes In Syria -- Washington Post* Thirteen months ago, the United States sent Navy ships toward Syria as it prepared to launch strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime following its use of chemical weapons. Four destroyers carrying about three dozen Tomahawk missiles each made up the bulk of the force, but the Pentagon also could have launched airstrikes from bases in Turkey or Europe or submarines that quietly patrol the sea. President Obama backed off hitting Assad’s regime the... more »

Corrupt Corporate Dems And Corrupt Corporate Republicans Team Up To Save The Export-Import Bank

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Every now and then, the teabaggers team up with progressives and the two populist wings of their respective parties work together to challenge the grotesquely corrupt Establishment wings of the two Beltway parties. We've been hoping that might happen in the case of the scam known as the Export-Import Bank. Grayson had been working to rally progressives and had been making some headway but in the end, Democrats hoping to not get beaten up by the Chamber of Commerce, sold out-- except for Grayson and Lloyd Doggett (R-TX). A former economist, Grayson tried helping clarify a complica... more »

Media letting politicians off the hook for housing issues

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Hugh Pavletich recommends what he calls “an excellent interview of National’s finance spokesman Bill English by Bernard Hickey of Interest Co.NZ.” Hugh highlights however that whatever you might think about English’s talk of “stability,” Bill’s Blue Team has totally dropped the ball on housing, highlighted perhaps by *yet another* major review on housing underway by the Productivity Commission. Because the problem with housing is not any lack of reports … Within the above interview [says Hugh] Bernard Hickey let Mr English “off the hook” regarding the National Party initiated Com... more »

Supplemental: Easy to be extremely hard!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014“There are no innocents here:”* It’s been fascinating to watch the discussions of the Ray Rice matter. We’ve been struck by several standard reactions—and make no mistake, when one pundit says something about such a case, every other pundit is going to say the exact same thing. We’ll look at some of those points tomorrow. Our advice to all pundits: If you’re not sure what to say, just say what Willie Geist said. We’ll talk about that discussion tomorrow. Today, we continued to think about something we saw a pundit say about a different topic. On yest... more »

Three Cheese Baked Ziti

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
We don't make a lot of Italian food in our house, simply because my husband doesn't care for it. My daughter and I on the other hand, love it. I am always looking for amazing pasta recipes that will fill my craving for all things pasta but my husband will be happy to eat too. This recipe fits those requirements. I love the cheesy pasta and he loves the flavor of this dish. It is currently one of the only pasta dishes on our monthly rotation. The best part? It is super easy to pull together, making me love it even more. - 1 16 oz Ziti (tube pasta) - 4 cups washed baby spina... more »

“No Economy For Americans”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“No Economy For Americans”* By Paul Craig Roberts “The Dow Jones stock average closed Friday at 17,137, despite the fact that the payroll jobs report was a measly 125,000 new jobs for August, an insufficient amount to keep up with the growth in the working age population. The low 125,000 jobs figure is also inconsistent with the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ second estimate of second quarter 2014 US GDP growth of 4.2 percent–a figure beyond the capability of the present-day US economy. Clearly, the economic numbers are out of sync with one another. They are also out of sync with re... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On President Obama's Strategy To Combat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Top Question For Obama: What's His Plan For ISIS? -- Kevin Liptak, CNN * Washington (CNN) -- When President Barack Obama steps in front of cameras Wednesday, he'll be addressing a nation that's simultaneously war-weary and ready for more military action against ISIS; critical of Obama's handling of the crisis yet largely supportive of his commitment to keep combat troops out. Those currents of public opinion, however convoluted, will shape how Obama frames his strategy for "degrading and ultimately defeating" the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, which Americans now beli... more »

Is Congress Going To Give President Obama A 'Blank Check" To Fight The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Obama Wants A Blank Check To Fight ISIS—And Congress Is Ready To Give It To Him -- Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, Daily Beast* *The Obama administration asked Congress for $5 billion to fight terrorism but offered no details about how the money would be spent. Democrats want to give Obama the money anyway.* Democrats in Congress are ready to give the Obama administration $5 billion in new funding to fight ISIS and other terror groups, despite the fact that the administration has no idea how the money will be spent. When the president calls for Congress to approve his new counterterrorism... more »

Middle East Myths and the Media

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Whenever you find yourself arguing about the Middle East, you’ll probably have the luck to be up against a fan of Ilan Pappé or Noam Chomsky. That is a major stumbling block. Venerated historians can reference archival material till the cows come home, but documentary evidence seems not to figure in Israel-hating arguments, which are usually emotional and often inexplicable. The media’s focus is permanently fixed upon Israel’s imperfections (which bear an uncanny similarity to ours) while no-one seems remotely uncomfortable about the seismic imperfections of her enemies. How easily... more »

Obama is giving a speech tonight...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*allow me to summarize in advance.* My fellow Americans, um, uh, you know, ah, ah, ah Islam is the religion of peace uh, uh, um... and I'm really upset about ISIL or ISIS or EYE SORE, uh, ah, ah, whatever is... which has nothing, ya know, to do with Islam which has helped build our wonderful country... and, ya know I'm speaking, ah, ah, in all truth tonight if, uh , um, the Republicans would quit saying we maybe, um, er, ya know, left Iraq too soon... and, ya know, um, er, no boots on the ground... ISIL is not a threat, um, ah, ah, ah, ya know because, um, ah, ah, it's all Bu... more »

Paul Crag Roberts reflects on the flimsiness of the current cease fire in Ukraine, the trouble that Washington has caused Russia, the fact that Ukraine was a part of Russia longer than the US has existed, and Washington's strategic goals to build up military forces on Russia's borders and push the European Union into imposing sanctions on Russia that disrupt the trade relationships and create distrust. Consequently, it appears that the European Union may be getting set to impose sanctions on the Russian energy firms Rosneft, Gazpromneft and Transneft. To this, PCR remarks that "The Russian response to this audacity should be to turn off the gas in the winter without warning. All of it" ...reasoning that "That would bring an end to Washington’s assault on Russia."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 8 hours ago
------------------------------ *The Ukraine Crisis Remains Unresolved — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ September 9, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *The Ukraine Crisis Remains Unresolved* Paul Craig Roberts Some Western commentators interpret the cease fire in Ukraine obtained by President Putin as a victory for Russia. The reasoning is that the cease fire leaves Ukraine with disputed borders, which rules out Ukraine’s membership in NATO. But will the cease fire ho... more »

THE HISTORY OF GLADIO

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
The secret fascist terror organization run by US-NATO allies has a long and dirty history. This BBC TV series digs deep to interview many who knew about or were involved in the western terror outfit. Gladio was originally used to kill and suppress any attempts to have electoral victory for left-wing parties throughout Europe and to clandestinely undermine the former Soviet Union. These days the secret terror outfit Gladio is used to further the interests of corporate globalization as it attempts to take control of declining resources on the planet. ISIS, Libya, Somalia, Israeli... more »

The First Year on the Tenure-Track: Wanting to Give the White Whale Back

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
As a grad student, I used to the think longingly about the day when I would finally hold a tenure-track job. I could almost taste the thrill of the teaching and the joy of faculty resources. You mean, someone will pay for my copy of [insert software you’d like to use legally]? And, textbooks will Continue reading

Will The U.S. Congress Support President Obama's 'Plan of Action' Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to discuss his plan to combat Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria September 9, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *White House Wants Authority to Arm Syrian Rebels, but GOP Is Wary -- National Journal* Obama seeks language in the must-pass spending bill set for a floor vote Thursday. House Republicans are grappling with an eleventh-hour request from the White House to include an authorization to arm Syrian rebels in a must-pass spending bill that is s... more »

September 11th 2014 - thirteenth anniversary of a pointlessness photo-op

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
thirteen years ago, it was nothing more than a pointless photo-op today, it's not even that. NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ON CITIZEN-SLAVES.

President Obama Is Preparing His Special Address To The Nation On Combating The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Obama Is Ready To Authorize Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria WITHOUT Congress As He Prepares To Tell The Nation In Prime Time Address How He Will Destroy Jihadists -- Daily Mail * * White House official confirmed air strikes would feature in the plan * Air Force has hit ISIS targets in Iraq – but has not yet struck Syria * Obama will announce a long-awaited strategy in TV appearance Wednesday night * He may ask for $500 million to arm rebels in Syria, but plans to act on other parts of his plan, including airstrikes there, even if Congress disapproves * Rattling war sabers, former... more »

Satire: “Cheney Says Iraq Would Be Stable If He Were Still President”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Cheney Says Iraq Would Be Stable If He Were Still President”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Harshly criticizing the current occupant of the White House, Dick Cheney told reporters on Wednesday, “Iraq would be stable today if I were still President.” “ISIS is a problem that President Obama has made possible,” Cheney said during a press conference on Capitol Hill. “I never would have let that happen when I was Commander-in-Chief.” He said that he would listen to President Obama’s speech on Wednesday night about destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, ... more »

Sulphur Tornado in Icelandic Volcano

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
Suphur dioxide tornado inside Icelandic volcano From: http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=316330 We don’t see something like this every day. A toxic tornado consisting of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2,) emitted from the large volcanic eruption occurring at Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland. The erupting magma (lava) is producing its own weather, clouds, and now the superheated air is producing superheated tornadoes like one would see in a large forest fire. This video comes from Nicarnica Aviation, a manufacturer of infrared , and thermal camera components. The tornado formed ... more »

Today I decided on the Internet I have no way forward this way

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
It means nothing to most anyone but the few you I am always grateful could not of done much if I was alone in my tribe But to the author I have to make a better cake cause no matter how hard i celibate kids at college not only do it better but make more sincere testimonials. I will keep on plugging to fill this blog with sunshine but I now realize not many will see the light. So I will have to work those other more difficult mediums. The first will be music and if forced upon me dancing!

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Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
Friday on Rag Radio: Lamar Hankins discusses the chilling Church of Wells scandal and the Rick Perry indictment.

Truth and Senting Act Provision struck down when denied bail because of criminal record

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
R. v. Safarzadeh-Markhali, 2014 ONCA 627: [124] The words "the reason for detaining the person in custody was stated in the record under subsection 515(9.1) or" in s. 719(3.1) of the *Code* violate s. 7 of the*Charter *and are not saved by s. 1. Those words are declared to be of no force and effect pursuant to s. 52(1) of the *Constitution Act, 1982*. Accordingly, the Crown's appeal is dismissed. The validity of the references to ss. 524(4) and (8) in s. 719(3.1) is not before us and it is not appropriate to make any declaration in relation to their validity.

Legitimate Crack Mayors

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Lets say I am not from Toronto and why should I care that the mayor does crack In fact he made the burg more famous and is that not productivity in our age? Everything is advertising but not product and as the Texans say this is all Hat no cattle but as GWB has demonstrated you can float for along time on this construct build a big enough barge and the nation will fit upon the deck and not go astray when you live live live live live so large. We are great apes with billions of monkey at our command but you as a monkey have to ask yourself living under this command do you see more bana... more »

If The Ukraine Ceasefire Holds, Will Ukraine's Nationalist Militia Units Shift Their Focus To Kiev?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
An Azov battalion soldier stands next to an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol on 4 September. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/REUTERS *Azov Fighters Are Ukraine's Greatest Weapon And May Be Its Greatest Threat -- The Guardian* *The battalion's far-right volunteers' desire to 'bring the fight to Kiev' is a danger to post-conflict stability.* "I have nothing against Russian nationalists, or a great Russia," said Dmitry, as we sped through the dark Mariupol night in a pickup truck, a machine gunner positioned in the back. "But Putin's not even a Russian. Putin's a J... more »

A three cylinder automotive engine

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Blow me away! My readers need no more than that. H/T Canadian Autos blog I read them every day

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Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
David Meggyesy thinks new UT football coach Charlie Strong “is blowing it” and calls his “Joe Hard-ass” approach “insane” in this Rag Radio interview.

How Far Would Republicans Go To Undermine America For Partisan Gain-- And To Sate Their Racism?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The racists and plutocrats who, hand-in-hand, have long taken over the Republican Party are tickled pink-- or deep red-- that their avowed strategy from the day after Obama had the temerity to beat John McCain has worked. They set out to poison the well… and blame Obama for the results. And if the new *Washington Post*-ABC News poll is correct, an exhausted public has finally thrown in the towel. Republicans were so ecstatic seeing all those people who say that the country is on the wrong track that they even tweeted out an exaggerated, misleading version of the results: Not... more »

U.S. Military Aid To Ukraine Stalls

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Ukrainian troops (Archive). © RIA Novosti. Mikhail Voskresenskiy *Amid Intensifying Requests, American Military Aid to Ukraine Stalls -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — Despite appeals from the Ukrainian armed forces, the United States has so far provided only a modest package of nonlethal assistance to the Kiev government, and much of it has yet to arrive. The White House, which has relied on economic sanctions and the threat of international isolation to deter Russia from escalating its involvement in Ukraine, has been reluctant to step up military assistance for fear that it will ... more »

Roger Baker : America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be a mistake in that headline. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2014 First in a series Is it possible that average Americans could have a hard … finish reading Roger Baker : America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!

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Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
David Meggyesy thinks new UT football coach Charlie Strong “is blowing it” and calls his “Joe Hard-ass” approach “insane” in this Rag Radio interview.

The Best Evidence That Russian Soldiers Are In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Best Evidence Russians Are In Ukraine? How Good Separatist Fighters Are -- Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Foreign Staff* BERLIN — The uneasy truce in southeastern Ukraine appears, mostly, to be holding, a development that the Russian government in Moscow is celebrating as a hopeful sign for a besieged region. Moscow, the word comes, has been deeply troubled by the fighting in the region, and particularly its effect on civilians trapped between the warring Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists calling themselves the People’s Republic of Donetsk. The problem with best wis... more »

September 11 Anniversary Post. Where is That One Honest Judge?!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*NOTE: I have updated my Arts and Crafts page. I will put a note on here whenever that occurs.* *I have also updated the previous post on the MH17 report released yesterday.*  *911 IS THE LITMUS TEST*  I was going to write something commemorating the *biggest day of the year in the "Truther movement"* myself...but after reading these two paragraphs by Les Visible in Visible Origami, I have decided to paste them here. This says it all .....*about what it has been like since 9/11 for those unfortunate 37% of us who.... "can handle the truth".* *************************... more »

The Battle That Changed The Course Of The Ukraine Civil War And That Forced Kiev To Accept A Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Ukraine Town Bears Scars of Russian Offensive That Turned Tide in Conflict -- New York Times* ILOVAISK, Ukraine — Burned-out tanks, troop carriers and trucks still lie strewn on the roads and fields all around this town. The body of a Ukrainian soldier hangs doubled over an electric wire, flung up like a doll when his tank exploded. The charred corpse of another soldier lies inside the hull of the tank, a third putrifying torso is tangled in machinery on the road. It is vivid, if horrifying, evidence of what was a devastating offensive mounted by Russian artillery units at the e... more »

Jack A. Smith : The continuing failure of U.S. interventions

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
At this time of great conflict in the world, U.S. foreign/military policy seems to be intimately connected to virtually everything that’s going wrong. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2014 The United States insists on … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The continuing failure of U.S. interventions

Lets all live forever on video on a rewindable life

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
My whole life on Video what a waste of megapixels do you really want every moment open to criticism, comment or complaint if we want to confirm we all be sheeple this is the biggest tech that will lead us to the steeple and you can bet for sure those with the cameras will never reveal any activity that makes them look like and asshand.

Resistance is useless

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Today is massive slow down day. On nebulous issues like this its all just piss into the wind. On really important issues is more of the same just admit it people we are collectively lame We can get a million people together to meet the pope but when big decisons are being made slyly we could not fill a backyard rink

Obama's bombing "ISIS" in Syria is just a pretext for regime change

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*WSJ makes this abundantly clear. * *First the WSJ informs us that the NATO jihadis have been turning up the heat*- *"In a span of weeks, the Islamic State has overrun military bases in Syria's east. In the west, the regime faces a coalition of rebels that threatens the heartland of Mr. Assad's Alawite minority and could alter the course of Syria's multi-sided civil war" * *These developments come as President Barack Obama prepares to describe on Wednesday his own plan to defeat the Islamic State*, a Sunni-extremist group also known as ISIS or ISIL. Mr. Assad's troubles could com... more »

WHY In The HELL Is The Criminal Prime Minister Of Canada Sending Canadian Troops To Iraq?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I do periodically view the Jew spew media up here in this occupied nation of mine known as Canada just to try to see if some truths do come forward.... No such luck, because the liars here are just as bad as those in the formerly free and great United States of America. All I see is the same false harping and lies about the newest and greatest fraud "terrorist" group known as "ISIS", or as the criminal US President likes to state now "ISIL" (just to conveniently take out the word "Syria" from the acronym). The media here is going just as hog wild as those liars in the US with the... more »

Special "Turbulent Times" Show Tonight At 6PM Central Daylight Time (7PM EDT) On Outside Radio

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Yes, Whitewraithe and I are presenting a special Turbulent Times show tonight at 6PM CDT on the Outside Radio network at www.outsideradio.blogspot.com. For tonight's show we will have our special guest, Charles Giuliani, on to have an open discussion on Religion..... Charles, Whitewraithe, and I, have discussed previously that we should do a show because both Charles and Wraithe are well versed on religion and why they believe it is such a mess..... The show will be LIVE, and people can call in via the Skype link at Outside Radio, to ask questions to Charles or Whitewraithe... Or... more »

Supplemental: Like Joe and Mika and Willie on Rice!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014Our latest national firestorm:* Yesterday, the New York Times’ William Rhoden made an amazing statement on Morning Joe. It led us to ask our favorite question: Are we the people—we the humans—able to reason at all? This afternoon, we’ll transcribe Rhoden’s statement. For now, we’ll pull one phrase from his current New York Times column about the NFL and Ray Rice. In this morning's Times, Rhoden refers to the matter as “a national firestorm.” We think that’s a wonderfully useful phrase. As a nation, we no longer seem to be able to engage in discussio... more »

So much misinformation in Senate sex-work hearings

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 12 hours ago
Having a Twitter feed during the Senate's meetings on sex work is both a blessing and a curse. I got so much minute-by-minute info yesterday on the opening day of the meetings that I practically felt I was there, but at the same time I spent the day fuming at all the inane, hurtful and poorly informed comments being made by some of the senators and that infuriating justice minister of ours, Peter MacKay. Sex workers and sex-worker organizations that support decriminalization have a huge presence on Twitter. The feed coming out of Ottawa was frenzied from the moment I stagg... more »

Ukraine Ceasefire Still Holding But Tensions Remain High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ukraine Ceasefire Holds But Underlying Political And Military Tensions Remain -- Euronews* Pro-Russian separatists have been patrolling the outskirts of Donetsk from where Ukrainian government troops have withdrawn. Kyiv and Moscow both agree the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is largely holding but on the ground tensions remain. Both sides are gradually releasing their prisoners of war – under the truce agreed last Friday all captives are due to be freed by the end of the week.. But it is in Mariupol where tensions are at their highest. *Read more* .... *More News On Ukr... more »

Obama ISIS speech

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Yes my man was reluctant at first to engage with an enemy so hard to disperse but who got to him? We are now fighting gangsters for who knows how long but five billion dollars brings it all into a blackwater perspective. Hosed, Hosed Hosed when will we hear on the TV we are being hosed. The CIA created Al Qudea and the president declared they where defeated so where is the enemy that a trillion dollar sword per year should swing? Well we got ISIS so bad the Al Queda were sick abootit.

SWITCHFOOT - WHEN WE COME ALIVE

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. They became well known in San Diego for combining rock music concerts with humanitarian fund raising and worked actively in the local San Diego community. The band's members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman(bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals). After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream recognition with the inclusion of fo... more »

Many Thanks To The Weather Channnel For Listening To Viewers About GMOs

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
[image: Foto: In June, The Weather Channel promoted an article that was pro-GMO propaganda and we all told them that it was NOT OK. Our voices were heard. TWC now offers the side of truth. Check out this interview on GMOs with Jeremy Gruber, President of Council For Responsible Genetics... on The Weather Channel. GMO Secrets REVEALED! WATCH: http://www.weather.com/video/gmo-secrets-revealed-52616 #TWC #TheWeatherChannel #GMO #GMOTruths #TheGMODeception #labelgmos #needtoknowgmo #freedom2chooz #BoycottGMOs #JeremyGruber #CouncilForResponsibleGenetics #CRG #GMOFreeCanada #GMOFreeUSA] ... more »

Huffman and Barbic Targets of Lawsuit in Tennessee

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Kevin Huffman took just one month after his appointment as Commissioner of Education in April 2011 to choose former CEO of YES Prep Charter Schools as Superintendent of Tennessee's new Achievement School District, the State office that would coordinate the charterizing of Memphis and Nashville schools. At that time, the betting started on how many months it would take for Yes Prep, where Barbic had been CEO prior to coming to Tennessee, to claim a piece of the action in the lava-hot charter market in Memphis. It took just over 24 months, and in September 2013, YES Prep announced ... more »

As the Nazi made into Cast Iron, work will set you free

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Getting a paycheck is a struggle working for yourself is hard I do not know what is the purpose behind those canards we all live and we all want and we all desire but we all have to deal with scarce resources to feed that want but today with computers and socialists proven successful we can channel all that backfill into a real cannal

World News Briefs -- September 10, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Obama To Lay Out Plan To 'Destroy' Isis Threat As Kerry Arrives In Baghdad -- The Guardian* *President's strategy to 'degrade and destroy' insurgents will include military action and support for Iraq and Syrian opposition* Barack Obama will pledge on Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State insurgency operating in both Syria and Iraq in an address to the American people expected to herald a significant escalation of the US military role across the region. Though the exact extent of the anticipated US intervention in Syria remained unclear in the hour... more »

Collective Imagination: I-TECH - Utilizing the latent technology inherent in the human body

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://www.the-one-network.org The Collective Imagination Show discussion on I-TECH, the native technology in the human body, and its role in the coming changes on this planet and elsewhere. Panel discussion includes Brian Kelly, Lisa Harrison, Dani A.M., Deer Woman. They discuss their experiences with I-TECH.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 10, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Obama’s Military Options Against Islamist Militants -- Time* *He'll reveal his choices to the nation Wednesday night* To understand why President Obama has such a tough job when he explains to the nation Wednesday night what he intends to do about the Islamist jihadists overrunning Iraq and Syria, just step back U.S. Strikes in Iraq Against Jihadists, Moving West Toward SyriaU.S. Launches New Air Strikes in Iraq to Protect DamsTerror Talks: Kerry Swoops Into Iraq to Spur Action on ISIS NBC NewsExclusive: Inside House Where Pistorius Shot Girlfriend NBC News'God Help Me': Bodies ... more »

STOP MILITARIZATION OF SPACE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

THE WARNINGS FROM JOURNALIST COUNTY: And Fallows made three!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014Part 3—Cokie’s hunt for cash:* In 1988, Richard M. Cohen offered a warning about the values, and the practices, emerging within TV news. At the time, Cohen was 40 years old. Two years earlier, a senior at Yale pretty much beat him to it. For all previous posts in this series, click here. In the pages of The New Republic, Jacob Weisberg—then twenty years old—warned about the rise of mammon within the nation’s print press. He even coined a new term, “buckrakers,” burlesquing what journalists had become in their pursuit of cold cash. The bright young k... more »

The Two Wars In Ukraine

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*From James @ WinterPatriot* *Excerpting from his excellent piece * There are two wars being waged in Ukraine. One is by the Kiev Junta Forces (KJF) against the citizens of the Donbas in an effort to drive them out of their home and to kill and terrorize those that remain. This is, of course, one big war crime. The second war is being waged by the Novorossian Armed Forces (NAF) against the invading KJF and their masters in Kiev. The purpose of Kiev junta's war is to gain (or regain) control of physical territory and resources. That is what is important to psychopaths. Behind the ol... more »

Iraq Premier Abadi’s Cabinet Sworn In Amongst Political Disputes

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Premier Abadi addressing parliament during swearing in session of his new cabinet (*Al Jazeera*) September 8, 2014 Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s new government was approved by Iraq’s parliament. As usual since 2005, all the major winners in the elections were given a position, which allows them to share in the spoils that come from running government offices. This was highlighted in the western press as a new “inclusive” administration, but was really nothing new at all. More importantly if there were hope that this new cabinet would help bring the country’s feuding political part... more »

Understanding Piketty, part 5 (conclusion)

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 14 hours ago
Thomas Piketty's *Capital in the Twenty-First Century* is the first book to make a data-driven examination of economic inequality. Based on hundreds of years worth of data, it attempts to determine the long-term trends in inequality and the social and political consequences that follow from them. In this final post, I want to highlight the most important points of the book, including a few I have not yet discussed. Beyond that, I want to consider parts of the book that are perhaps a bit less persuasive. First of all, the data has been almost unchallenged. The one person who claimed ... more »

Post fifty five sex

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
When I wake up in the morning I still have a hard on even at 55 I want to post this online to prove I am still a man my greatest tool is still charged cause at this point that's about all I got along with my full head of hair and yes the carpet matches the drapes No one wants my drill 24/7 and I have not even in this internet age managed to make a site where my boner meets a paying meat patty that will allocate a credit dollar for AM prime I am like Joe Buck not a Midnight Cowboy but a Sunrise Hipster Cause believe me ladies after noon I fade low T I expect and I do not have the cash or... more »

Movie Idea Part II

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
No, no. It's not a sequel. I haven't finished describing the film idea I brought up in yesterday's post. So, the black, female heroine comes from a working class background and her parents are rendered unemployed by the forces of capitalism. They descend into poverty and religious hucksterism preys on them. Of the two young men in her life, her brother and her boyfriend, one will be shot dead by the police and the other will enlist in the military only to become maimed and subsequently abandoned and betrayed by the country he fought for. As a result of her parents' unemployment, sh... more »

Is Mike Rounds' Visa-Selling Scandal Too Complicated For Voters To Understand?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Its rare that crooked governors are called on to account for their corruption before the bar of Justice. Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) is running for reelection; Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) is running for reelection and would like to be someone's vice presidential pick; Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), though under indictment, imagines he's running for president again; Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) just won renomination against an outstanding anti-corruption reformer; Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) is ahead in his reelection campaign; Governor Chris Christie, under intense investigation on ... more »

More Poor Choices?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://zoompf.com/blog Yesterday, the Harper Party released its latest campaign ad. It was Stephen Harper's steady hand at the tiller, the ad claimed, that has guided Canada through the economic storms of the decade. But Scott Clark and Peter Devries beg to differ. The economy, they write, is dead in the water: The dismal job creation numbers over the past 12 months merely show a long-term trend becoming entrenched. The economy has been in a growth and employment slump since 2010, with economic growth and employment growth ... more »

Wacking the Pinãta

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
*C36* — the Harper government, with its usual doublespeak flair, titles it the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act — is just one MASSIVE pinãta of a Bill. And when it is whacked, all sorts of goodies come tumbling out. Like Don the Plumber's John School™ - but more on that, later. No no no. This pinãta is NOT what you think it is. Get your mind OUT of the gutter. This pinãta was previously a commemorative War of 1812™ genuine *papier mâché* artillery cannon replica produced for its never-ending celebrations and now recycled by the ever-so thrifty Harper governmen... more »

Canada should issue bonds with negative interest rates

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
If they can sell them in Japan, we can cash in here. The world is crashing and Canada is about the safest structure there is. My free to the mint sales pitch. "our projections are that even in the event of a limited nuclear war you will lose less than half your equity"

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*In Which I Extract My Kid From the Clutches of Traditional Schooling* I can't say it was the stress-induced puking that caused my wife and I to finally pull our son from his brick-and-mortar charter school. We'd been contemplating yanking him from a classroom setting for the past year or so. Over the summer, we ran him through a battery of academic tests and encouraged him to study math and Spanish online. The results were enlightening, but we thought he might be a little young for a full online education. And then the nervous tic developed as the start of school approached. That... more »

Ukraine situation ( September 10 , 2014 ) - Russian preempts EU Sanctions that haven't actually been imposed by cutting natural gas to Poland......Ukraine situation - battlefield , political fronts from Ukraine / Russia , Europe and US...

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Zero Hedge.... Russian Retaliation Begins: Gazprom "Limiting EU Gas", Cuts Poland Supplies By 20% In Past Two Days [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2014 08:00 -0400 - None - Poland - Ukraine inShare Over the weekend, we commented that in response to Europe's latest, and most serious, sanction round which would finally impact Russian energy giants Rosenft, Gazprom Neft (but not Gazprom) and Transneft, "suddenly the stakes for Russia, and thus Europe, just got all too real, as Putin will now have no choice but to really ramp up the r... more »

British Trotskyism and Scottish Independence

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
Were I still a Trotskyist, my position on the Scottish independence referendum would be determined by this set of questions: 1. As America's lapdog, key prop of international neoliberalism, meddler in foreign affairs, and cheerleader for market fundamentalism within the EU; would an independent Scotland severely diminish the UK's influence? 2. What are the social character of the movements backing Yes and No? Do they have the potential to mobilise wider layers of people, deepen radicalisation, and/or lead to a more opportune environment for socialist politics? 3. Will the labour m... more »

Poll: Majority Of Chinese Believe That There Will Be War With Japan By 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Surveys conducted in China and Japan reveal people think a conflict between the two nations is likely(Reuters) *Poll: Majority of Chinese Predict War with Japan by 2020 -- IBTimes* More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan, according to a recent poll. The survey, conducted by Japanese non-governmental organisation Genron and state-run newspaper China Daily, revealed that 53.4% of Chinese people believe a conflict will happen, with many thinking it will occur "within the next five years". The poll was also conducted in Japan, where 29% of peopl... more »

Creator of the UMMO Hoax Passes Away in Spain

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
Spain's *El Ojo Crítico* informs us that Jose Luis Jordán Peña, the architect of the notorious UMMO hoax of the '60s and '70s, has passed away in Madrid. Jordán Peña was also responsible for the creation of a lesser known fraud - Pyrophos - with even darker overtones. When asked if he regretted started the UMMO hoax, he had this to say: "I do not regret having started it. I regret having made the truth known. Let's see. You have some kids. And you give the kids presents for Three Kings Day, or from Santa Claus if you're in North America. What a delight it is to see the joy of ... more »

Japan Is Changing It's Military Doctrine From A Defensive Posture To That Of Having An Offensive Military Capability

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) reviews Japanese Self-Defence Forces' (SDF) troops during the annual SDF ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka, near Tokyo, in this October 27, 2013 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Issei Kato/Files *Exclusive: Japan, U.S. Discussing Offensive Military Capability For Tokyo - Japan Officials -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China. While Japan's in... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Update ( September 10 , 2014 ) -- State of Play on the political fronts and battlefields....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Anti War...... Despite ISIS Getting US Arms, Obama Wants to Send More to Syria RebelsWhite House Continues to Claim They're Being Careful With Arms by Jason Ditz, September 09, 2014 Print This | Share This Yesterday’s big report was that much of the weaponry that ISIS is using, both small arms and anti-tank missiles, were actually provided by the US, for the “moderate” Syrian rebels. It wasn’t a big surprise that this was going to happen, though the White House tried to spin this as vindication for their decision not to send even more weapons to the rebels, because they had to be supe... more »

CIA Security Contractors At Benghazi: About 25 More Americans Would Be Dead Today If We Had Obeyed Our 'Stand Down' Order

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Benghazi Security Contractors: About 25 Americans Are Still Alive Because We Broke 'Stand Down' Order -- Breitbart* The Obama administration, the CIA, and even some congressional committees—they all said there “was no 'stand down' order.” But now five men who helped ward off the terrorists that attacked U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya two years ago say it's only because they defied such an order that as many as 25 Americans are alive today. “There’s quite a few—the soft-skins, we call them, or the non-shooters,” Kris “Tanto” Paronto, one of the security contractors... more »

Musical Interlude: Logos, “Cheminement”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Logos, “Cheminement” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOuXP8aVWHU Incredibly beautiful... do watch this on full screen... magnificent. - CP

HPV Vaccines Are NOT Good For Everyone by Maria Mexia

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
Yael Leycegui HPV vaccines are NOT good for everyone By Mara Mexia Mexico City, Mexico Sane Vax, Inc. 4 September 2014 I ask you to please read Yael Leycegui’s story. She is my daughter and one of the unfortunate girls who suffered a severe reaction to the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. I write because only one side of the HPV vaccine story is mentioned before you receive the injections in my country, and many others. You only hear how wonderful it is because it could prevent cervical cancer. There is little mention of potential side effects. When they are mentioned, you are told the v... more »

Cape Armature Winders ready for the SA Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: SAS Amatola]Cape Armature Winders was recently awarded an electrical contract in support of the South African Navy, to perform electrical repairs and services on their fleet of vessels, based across South African shores and 5 ports. The South African Valour class frigates are the major surface ships of the South African Navy, comprising of the SAS Amatola, SAS Isandlwana, SAS Spioenkop, and the SAS Mendi. The frigates were designed to be capable of conducting sustained operations at sea, and to negotiate sea conditions such as those found off the South African coast. Rea... more »

Health Risks Of Drinking Energy Drinks

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Source: *https://www.facebook.com/StepIn2MyGreenWorld*

Should junior people be equally loud during seminars?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
A man named David Chalmers wrote down some norms of the right behavior during philosophical seminars and Sean Carroll responded, in a surprisingly moderate way. The recommendations are things like 1. be nice 2. allow the junior people to speak more than you do 3. the time one spends by talking during a seminar should be proportional to the product of the number of his or her X chomosomes and the number of men that he or she has sex with and so on. Moreover, if you want to avoid a sexual harassment lawsuit, you should follow several simple rules: 1. be handsome 2... more »

Russians Are More Optimistic On The 'Direction' Of Their Country Than Americans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *You Know It's Bad In Europe When... -- Zero Hedge* ...more Italian, Spanish, and Greek citizens believe their country is heading in the wrong direction than Ukrainians!!! *Read more* .... *My Comment:* This is a surprise ..... Russians are more optimistic on where their country is going than the U.S.. As for the current sentiment in Greece, Italy, and Spain .... no surprise there .... especially among those below 30 where 50% of them are either unemployed or underemployed.

#indyref in Scotland

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 19 hours ago
Simon is all over it. James Laxer gets it. The Westminster politicians of all stripes manifestly do not.  The Scottish independence referendum is not nationalist paranoia like Quebec, nor is it some reactionary anti-English 'decolonisation' movement rooted in Braveheart narratives of historical defeat, conquest, or exploitation (Canada, PLEASE take note!).  Instead, it is probably best viewed as

Russia Successfully Test-Fires Bulava SLBM

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Bulava test launch]Russia has successfully test-fired a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from its Borey-class Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-powered submarine, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The missile was launched from a location off northwest Russia’s White Sea and hit a designated target at the Kura test range on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. The launch is part of state tests of weapons and systems of the Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-powered submarine, ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said. Read more

Tomahawk enhancements showcased in back-to-back flight tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tomahawk cruise missile]The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company completed successful back-to-back Tomahawk cruise missile flight tests that validated recent software improvements. The upgrades improve weapon system performance. In the first test, the nuclear submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) fired a Tomahawk Block IV from the sub's vertical capsule launch system. The missile flew a pre-planned mission until a strike controller located at a maritime command center directed the Tomahawk to a new target. The missile successfully demonstrated enhanced flex retargeting before striking... more »

Protesters who are boycotting Israeli goods over Gaza need to be reminded that the Nazi campaign against Jewish goods ended with a campaign against Jewish lives, senior Tory Michael Gove has said.

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Protesters who are boycotting Israeli goods over Gaza need to be reminded that the Nazi campaign against Jewish goods ended with a campaign against Jewish lives, senior Tory Michael Gove has said. No Shit Sherlock

Protesters who are boycotting Israeli goods over Gaza need to be reminded that the Nazi campaign against Jewish goods ended with a campaign against Jewish lives, senior Tory Michael Gove has said.

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Protesters who are boycotting Israeli goods over Gaza need to be reminded that the Nazi campaign against Jewish goods ended with a campaign against Jewish lives, senior Tory Michael Gove has said. No Shit Sherlock

Israel, US test new Arrow 2 missile interceptor

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Arrow 2 missile]Israel and the United States on Tuesday successfully conducted a joint test of an upgraded Arrow 2 ballistic missile interception system over the Mediterranean Sea, the defence ministry said. "An Arrow 2 missile was launched and performed its flight sequence as planned," the defence ministry said in a statement, with a spokesperson confirming the system had been upgraded. The two countries carried out similar tests in January, and in September last year, as Washington was considering military action against Syria. Read more

Pratt sees clarity on 'root cause' of F-35 engine issue by end Sept

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II]United Technologies Corp's Pratt & Whitney unit said the "root cause" of the June 23 engine failure on a Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet should be clear by the end of September, which would pave the way for over $1 billion in contracts for another 84 engines. Engine maker Pratt & Whitney said it has delivered six of its F135 engines to the U.S. government since Aug. 29, when it resumed deliveries that had been halted after the June incident which grounded the F-35 fleet for weeks and prevented its international debut. Bennett Croswell, president of Pr... more »

The Collective Imagination: I Tech and limits of programming

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
Good morning!! On Monday night we pre-recorded The Collective Imagination show, and it was published yesterday (after some..... delays, lol). This weeks show was all about I tech.... sorta, lol. As usual, the show was an open discussion between Lisa Brian and I that led us down many paths, from I tech, to the former financial systems and Nesara, to changing our words to reflect the new paradigm of creation and NOT limiting our selves, to using imagination to guide us through new understanding of what I tech is, and how to break down the walls of the programming to further access i... more »

Boeing delivers third AEW&C to Turkey

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Boeing 737 Peace Eagle AEW&C]Boeing has delivered the third Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Turkish Armed Forces, further increasing the country’s self-defense capabilities. The AEW&C aircraft was delivered on schedule on Sept. 4 at Konya Air Base, the fleet’s main operating base. Boeing is scheduled to deliver the fourth aircraft for the program in 2015. In addition to the four aircraft, the Peace Eagle program includes ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance. Read more

The U.S. Navy Now Has A New Patrol Boat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*The Navy's Long Overdue Smart & Deadly Patrol Boat Has Arrived -- Foxtrot* The Navy has been slow to adapt from a Cold War era 'blue water' Navy, focused on fighting set-piece prelude to WWIII engagements on the open ocean, to one where interdiction, territorial security, and special operations are also of a high priority. With this in mind, the Mark VI Patrol Boat is welcome arrival. It has been reported that the Navy has received its first of ten contracted Mark VI Patrol Boats, with the service eyeing a fleet of 48 of the fast and deadly vessels. The delivery of the Mark VI w... more »

Poseidon to come to our shores?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]The Sepanggar naval base here could host the United States of America’s Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. According to Boeing, the P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. US chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan W Greenert was quoted by www.seapowermagazine.org as saying that Malaysia had offered them to use the naval base in East Malaysia. Read more

Delivery of US Perry-class frigates to Taiwan could be delayed

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Oliver Hazard Perry class FFG]The delivery of two Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates from the United States is likely to be delayed, the Navy said Tuesday in response to a local media report that the delivery has been postponed until 2016. Taiwan has requested to purchase the two Perry-class frigates, which were previously scheduled to be delivered in 2015 to replace the Navy's two aging Knox-class frigates. Asked about the report, the Navy said the delivery schedule could be delayed, but did not give specific information on when Taiwan can take delivery of t... more »

How the world flips when Jews go to war

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
A very good article that should be read by every BBC 'journalist'... http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Enemies-of-Zion/How-the-world-flips-when-Jews-go-to-war-374860 Here's an extract: 'As for Palestinians existing in Arab states, they might as well not exist, so little do people think of them. In 1970, when the PLO threatened his throne, King Hussein of Jordan had no qualms about slaughtering thousands of Palestinians in "Black September." Six years later Lebanese militias, backed by the Syrians, massacred some 3,500 Palestinians in the Beirut camp of Tel Zaatar. The militias again sla... more »

Pakistan navy foils Taliban attack on strategic docks

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Pakistan’s navy thwarted an effort by rebels to storm a dockyard in the southern port city of Karachi, a naval spokesman said Tuesday. About six militants attacked the facility on Saturday night but marine and army commandoes repulsed the attack at the yard used to repair warships and submarines. Two attackers were killed and four captured, the spokesman said. Read more

Iran’s army overhauls fighter jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-14 Tomcat]Iran, which made steadfast achievements in the military sphere, has overhauled F-4 and F-14 jet fighters successfully. The Iranian army experts overhauled the F-14 fighter jet after 35,000 person-hour work at the Shahid Babaei air base in Isfahan, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported on September 9. Also, an F-4 fighter jet was overhauled after 70,000 person-hour work at the Shahid Delhamed Air Base in Chabahar. Read more

Navantia Banks on the Future

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: S-80 class SSK]It is no secret that the Spanish shipbuilding sector has hit on hard times, particularly in the big ship sector where much of the commercial business has evolved to lower cost manufacturers in the Far East. But considering that Navantia has a 300-year history, the current downturn is put in perspective. While Navantia is not without challenges, it has the aforementioned experience and a military backlog to lean on. Navantia is engaged in the design and manufacture of Integrated Platform Management Systems, Fire Control Systems, Command and Control systems, ... more »

Mysterious submarine spotted off coast of Broward County

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
It's not unusual to see submarines off the coast of Broward County but there was a sighting on Labor Day that remains a bit of a mystery. A video camera recorded the long black vessel cruising north and south between Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood beaches and then the video was uploaded to YouTube. The U.S. Navy doesn't discuss local submarine activity or acknowledge specific vessel locations, but nautical charts show a restricted area about four miles east of Port Everglades. Read more

This Giant Russian Ship Is Toting Two Submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: MV Transshelf]America's isn't the only military to rely on heavy-lift transport vessels, the unusual class of utility ship that helped ferry the crippled USS Cole home for repairs. Russia has just released a series of photos documenting the slow return trip to the Zvezdochka shipyard for a pair of its Akula II-class submarines, the Bratsk and the Samara. The question is, why are we seeing them at all? Read more

Taiwan and US talk submarine issue: US Naval official

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]A senior United States naval official confirmed on Monday that Taiwan and the United States recently discussed the latter's efforts to acquire submarines from the U.S. or build its own submarines. Speaking during a seminar in Washington, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert made the remarks when asked to comment on whether the U.S. and Taiwan have discussed Taiwan's possible purchase of new submarines from the U.S. or if the U.S. will help Taiwan to build its own submarines. In response, Greenert has confirmed that both sid... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 21 hours ago
*Greenhouse gas levels hit record high: CO2 levels surged at fastest rate since records began in 2013, study claims* *And we're STILL not warming!* Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 driven by a surge in the level of carbon dioxide, a study claims. Experts say carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations grew at the fastest rate since reliable global records began and have called for international action to combat climate change. The rise in CO2 levels is outpacing fossil fuel use, suggesting that the planet's natural ability to soak up emissions of the ga... more »

I’ll torpedo submarine deal: Shorten

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]Bill Shorten has raised memories of World War II as he vowed to cancel any plan to buy completed submarines from Japan and build 12 boats for the navy in Adelaide if Labor wins the next federal election. The Opposition Leader said the ALP would not be bound by any contracts signed by the ­Coalition to buy the next fleet of submarines from Japan, saying naval projects should ensure “jobs for Aussies”. In comments that could affect the Abbott government’s commitment to closer military co-operation with Japan, Mr Shorten invoked World War II to warn against a d... more »

Submarine leaves base for planned Bulava missile test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Project 955 (Borey) class SSBN]The nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh left Severodvinsk to testfire a Bulava ballistic missile on September 10, a high-ranking source from the military industry told ITAR-TASS. Vladimir Monomakh left Severodvinsk on Monday evening. The Bulava launch is planned for September 10 from a sea test area of the Northern Fleet, the source said. The missile will be fired in the presence of Russian Navy Commander in Chief Viktor Chirkov who is on board the submarine. Read more

China Continues To Build Islands In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea? -- Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat* A BBC report confirms China’s extensive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. What does Beijing gain? The BBC has published a multimedia report on the scramble for control over the South China Sea, with a particular focus on the clash between China and the Philippines. In the BBC report, entitled “China’s Island Factory,” reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes describes his journey on a Filipino fishing boat to visit “new islands” created by Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea.... more »

Japanese Plutonium not for sale to India.

Papani at DeadBanksterSociety - 21 hours ago
*Mass-Murderer Modi tries to buy Japanese Plutonium.* On his recent trip in August/September 2014, to Japan to meet Shinzo Abe, all this rascal got was Japanese Tea laced with Plutonium dust from Fukushima! In my blog at papani786 I wrote about Japanese Plutonium Exports. I wrote it way back in 2011, surprisingly enough, Japan is the world’s largest exporter of Plutonium (Pu) which is weapons grade. According to the US congress record, the Japanese government has over the years made more Plutonium than any other country. Here is the quote: Congressional Record, V. 149, Pt... more »

Mum forced to leave Australia after discovering gender error on birth certificate - Yahoo!7

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 22 hours ago
Mum forced to leave Australia after discovering gender error on birth certificate - Yahoo!7 A British woman says she's been forced to surrender her dream life in Australia, after discovering her birth certificate lists her as a boy. Mother-of-five Kim Walmsey was mistakenly recorded as a male at her birth in 1965, meaning her marriage of 23 years was illegal Upon discovering the mistake, Walmsey found herself unable to renew her Australian visa and spending over £150,000 on a mission to set things right in the UK. Worse, when word got out in her Liverpool neighbourhood, Walmsey b... more »

Evolution IS a Blind Watchmaker

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 22 hours ago
This is a good illustration of the principles involved in my PhD work. Only I'm attempting to evolve more efficient settings for mutation rate and population size, so it's about not just genetic algorithms, but meta-genetic algorithms. Evolving more efficient evolution.

China's Deadliest Missiles Can Now Reach Guam

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*China Has A New High-Tech Missile That Can Reach A Major US Base In Guam -- Business Insider* National Security Advisor Susan Rice is in China this week, discussing recent sticking-points in trans-Pacific relations with her counterparts in Beijing, chief among them a mid-August confrontation between a U.S. surveillance plane and a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea. There's a lot for U.S. and Chinese security officials to talk through, from problematic Chinese territorial claims to alleged state-backed hacking of American government computer systems. One item that could ... more »

Outraged at the core

skrashen at Schools Matter - 22 hours ago
Sent to the Washington Post, September 9, 2014 The Post says that progressives are "uncomfortable with the role of the Gates foundation and new tests associated with the (Common Core) standards" ("Common Core 2.0: Common Core by another name," Sept. 10). Uncomfortable? More accurate would be "outraged." Outraged not only at Gates' role in the Common Core, but also because the Common Core imposes a sequence of standards totally unsupported by research, with no plans to test it. Outraged because the Common Core is requiring more standardized testing than we have ever seen on this ... more »

Did Israeli Soldiers Execute Palestinian Militants During The Gaza War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Smoke rises in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli strike. Reuters *Did Israel Execute Jihadists In Gaza? -- Jacob Seigel, Daily Beast* While official investigations are stalled, The Daily Beast reveals important new details about the apparent summary execution of Palestinian combatants. GAZA CITY, Gaza—More than a month after The Daily Beast reported evidence suggesting Israeli soldiers carried out the summary execution of six men amid fierce combat in late July, there are no signs that the Israeli government is investigating the matter. It has declined to respond to repeated inquiri... more »

PARCC and SBAC States Agree to Deliver Student-level Data to USDOE

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 23 hours ago
In September 2010, two assessment consortia “won” federal Race to the Top (RTTT) money for the “design, development, and evaluation of the assessment system” known as Race to the Top Assessment (RTTA): The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). PARCC received $170 million, and […]

Musical Interlude: Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CSFSX-Qh54

Is the U.S. Facing An ‘Unprecedented’ Threat From ISIL Foreign Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CNN Analysts Warn Of ‘Unprecedented’ Threat From ISIL Foreign Fighters -- CNN* CNN security analysts Frances Townsend and Philip Mudd issued a dire warning about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Anderson Cooper’s AC360. “You and I talked about this,” Cooper said to Mudd, “The State Department officials were telling CNN the Obama administration is less concerned about a potential attack by ISIS in the U.S. than it is about the unknown affiliated actor who decides to do something.” “I think I’d be worried about both,” said Mudd, who has worked for the FBI and CIA. “You... more »

The Moreland Commission Re-opens With A New Mandate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
As corrupt as Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Scott Walker and Bob McDonnell Our friends at the Accountability Project are about to launch an investigative news site looking into criminals that run rampant inside of our political system. Any day now. *But*, a staffer there, Cara Dee, put together a pre-launch satirical piece that, in the light of today's primary in New York, seems a complete match for *DWT*. ALBANY, NY-- The independent commission that Gov Cuomo created to investigate and root out corruption reopened today with a new mandate to focus on the activities of 1011 named poli... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Climate Change

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day 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 »

This is not satire

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
No, honest, this really and truly is true. See, no joke, from the *Herald*: [image: image] $9 million of your money to develop a *game development fund*. To give to *game developers*. Plus another $3 million over three years for something called a “government chief technology advisor.” If this were truly satire, I’d be stuck coming up with a worthwhile punchline… Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Welfare family to have second

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Britons are outraged that a Kensington couple who rely on welfare to get by are now having their second child, just a year after their first. “I don’t want to sound harsh, but shouldn’t they be thinking about how they’re going to pay for the first one, before popping out another?” said one furious London resident. *“*This is just another example of benefit cheats taking us for a ride. I’m sorry, having kids is lovely, but don’t expect us taxpayers to fork out to pay for them,” said another. Further investigations have revealed that the father comes from a family where wel... more »

The Islamic State Now Has Active Supporters In 32 Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*ISIS Is Spreading, Experts Warn -- The Hill* Experts say the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is spreading to other countries and inspiring terrorist groups toward greater acts of brutality. ISIS gained global attention in August by beheading two American journalists and is quickly gaining new followers, including al Qaeda's most dangerous affiliate. In a page directly from ISIS's playbook, members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) last month captured 14 unarmed Yemeni soldiers, beheaded them, and then publicized the bloodshed by posting photos and videos onli... more »

How Does The Islamic State Fund Itself

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
STRINGER/IRAQ/REUTERS *How ISIS Funds Its Reign Of Terror -- New York Daily News* *Plain and simple, it's a criminal gang.* It is no wonder that the terrorist group ISIS is now calling itself the “Islamic State.” The group has fashioned a small army out of a mix of foreign and local fighters, established oil refining and trafficking operations, and even collects taxes. Despite longstanding rumors that ISIS has foreign patrons in Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, there is precious little evidence that it ever depended on foreign largess. The group mostly brought i... more »

Jean Trounstine : A moment of restorative justice

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
While the U.S.criminal justice system offers revenge as its principal method of restitution, families may find better solutions for achieving remorse and true rehabilitation. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | September 9, 2014 It never happens. That’s what … finish reading Jean Trounstine : A moment of restorative justice

Is Turkey Fueling The Islamic State's War Machine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *Is NATO Ally Turkey Tacitly Fueling the ISIS War Machine? -- Thomas Seibert, Daily Beast* Jihadis transit Turkey to get into the ranks of ISIS, and the Turks buy millions of dollars worth of diesel fuel that the murderers of Foley and Sotloff smuggle out. ISTANBUL, Turkey — The lifeblood of the death-dealing Islamic State is diesel fuel. And the group widely known by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL is filling its war chest with millions of dollars earned by smuggling thousands of tons of of this black gold into neighboring Turkey, according to independent analysts and Turkish ... more »

New InternetMana billboards

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
A series of billboards saying things about which politicians have never resiled would be an excellent resource for this election. ALCP’s Richard Goode has started the ball rolling with this one above, from trendsetter and DotCon icon Laila Harre, uttered in the *Evening Post *in 1987 apropos of not much at all. For young trendsetters who might not get the reference, the *Evening Post *was a late, unlamented newspaper. And Stalin was a late, unlamented genocidal murderer. Coming up next, Annette Sykes laughing and applauding at the September 11 atrocity – “I was laughing, I was ... more »

NBC News/WSJ Poll: U.S. Fear of Terror Attack Soars To 9/11 High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BREAKING: Fear of terror attack high, NBC News/WSJ poll finds http://t.co/LCBuE1WPz7 Watch @NBCNightlyNews for more. pic.twitter.com/TrQzanKYCp — NBC News (@NBCNews) September 9, 2014 *ISIS Threat: Fear of Terror Attack Soars to 9/11 High, NBC News/WSJ Poll Finds -- NBC* The nation is on edge in the wake of brutal beheadings of journalists by Islamic extremists — with more Americans saying the United States is less safe now than at any point since 9/11, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll shows. The exclusive poll reveals that 47% of Americans believe the country is less sa... more »

New Conservative ad, now with added bonus tracks

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
from me, celebrating Stephen Harper's economic record. Fixed it for them. Blurb accompanying original Con ad : *We're better off with Harper* "With over 1.1 million net new jobs since the recession, Canada’s economy is on the right track – thanks to the strong leadership of Stephen Harper and Canada’s Conservatives." God bless, now. .

The Hurdles That The White House Must First Face Before Launching Military Operations In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Obama on Friday. The president was harshly criticized for confessing two weeks ago that he did not have a strategy for dealing with the militants in Syria. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *White House Faces Series of Hurdles for Military Operations in Syria -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — The White House is wrestling with a series of hurdles in preparation for military operations in Syria, including how to train and equip a viable ground force and intervene without aiding President Bashar al-Assad, people briefed on the plans said Tuesday. As President Obama cobble... more »

Hey White People! A message from the kids of Ferguson, MO. If there's anything I can't stand it's mouthy, snotty, sarcastic, in your face, precocious little kids...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*and I don't care what the heck color they are.* What were the makers of this video hoping to accomplish by taping a bunch of little black kids from Ferguson insulting whitey by insisting we're all a bunch of Neanderthals for thinking there's no more racism? A radical far left group called FCKH8 just released this video hoping to sell T-shirts. It was so annoying, I couldn't even watch the whole thing. What a cruel thing to do to these kids who were apparently scooped up off the streets of Ferguson to fling insults at adults. Video producer Marcus Kon comments, “We wanted to give... more »

President Obama Prepares To Order U.S. Airstrikes On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to discuss his plan to combat Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria September 9, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Obama Prepared To Order Airstrikes In Syria As Part Of Strategy Against Islamic State -- Washington Post* President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who h... more »

Was this "new" Ray Rice abuse video really needed for all to know that something terrible happened in that elevator?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Janay and Ray Rice* *"Both the Ravens and the [NFL] said they had not reviewed the footage from inside the elevator prior to Monday. 'We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,' the NFL said in a statement early Monday. 'That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.'"In a later statement, the league indicated the league's revised punishment stemmed from the new video footage."* *-- from Mark Maske's washingtonpost.com report,* "Baltimore Ravens cut Ray Rice... more »

A Timeline On U.S. Military Action Against Islamist Groups With Links To International Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Anti-Taliban fighters watch U.S. bombs explode in the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan in December 2001. The airstrikes were targeting Taliban and al Qaeda operatives in the region. Erik de Castro/Reuters/Landov *Targeting Terrorists With Bombs And Bullets -- Jason Hanna, CNN* The U.S. military is conducting airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS, in part to protect U.S. personnel in the country but also to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces as they tried to repel the group that has brutally captured a swath of the country for what it calls its new Islamic caliphate. The strikes are among... more »

Suicide Attack Decimates The Leadership Of One Of Syria's Rebel Groups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Hassan Abboud (seated) was the head of the political bureau of the Islamic Front alliance *Syria Crisis: Blast Kills Leader Of Ahrar al-Sham Group -- BBC* Hassan Abboud, the leader of the Syrian Islamist insurgents Ahrar al-Sham has been killed with other top commanders in a bomb blast at a meeting. Activists say a suicide bomber detonated a vest in the attack in the north-western town of Ram Hamdan. Ahrar al-Sham is part of the Islamic Front, a coalition of seven Islamist rebel groups. In February, Ahrar al-Sham blamed the rival Islamic State group for an attack which killed sev... more »

What More Bullshit Will Come Out of President Barack Obama's Mouth Tomorrow?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Forty months ago, the Bullshiter-in-Chief said he killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. The truth is that Bin Laden died nearly a decade earlier due to medical reasons. Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Barack Obama will tell yet more lies to the American people and the world. He will try, but will fail, to distance himself and his evil regime from the ISIS terrorist group that not long ago he supported with arms, money, and training in order to illegally overthrow the democratically-elected Syrian government.* An excerpt from, *"US Begins Selling "Syria Intervention" Using I... more »

Did A Russian Military Satellite Explode Over The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The satellite, launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome near Arkhangelsk on May 6, was designed to drop its film in special canisters from space onto Russian territory. samspace.ru *Russia Denies Burn-Up of Military Spy Satellite Over U.S. -- Moscow Times* The Defense Ministry has challenged reports that a Kobalt-M spy satellite reentered the Earth's atmosphere and burnt up over the U.S., potentially leaving Russian military intelligence photos lying in Colorado or Wyoming. On Sept. 3, the American Meteor Society recorded more than 30 eyewitness reports of a slow-moving fireball cross... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Sometimes, you can put some night sky in your art. Captured above Japan earlier this month, a picturesque night sky was photographed behind a picturesque frosted leaf. The reflecting ice crystals on the leaf coolly mimic the shining stars far in the background. The particular background sky on this 48-second wide angle exposure, however, might appear quite interesting and familiar. *Click this extraordinary image for larger size.* On the far left, although hard to find, appears a streaking meteor. Below and to the right of the meteor appears a longer and brighter streak of an airpl... more »

"Thought..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Thought..."* by Ken Wilber "Thought proceeds in a line, while the real world does not. Thought is sequential, successive, one-dimensional, while the real world presents itself as a multidimensional, simultaneous pattern of infinite variety. Thought presents us with the convincing illusion that the world is multiple, separate and independent things existing out there. As everybody knows, you can’t think of even two or three things at once without being thrown into confusion, and so, to introduce some measure of coherence and order, the thought process, with the help of memory, str... more »

Chet Raymo, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” * by Chet Raymo “One of the wackier ideas to have emerged from modern physics is parallel universes. That's right, folks. This universe that we live in may not be the only universe. There may exist an uncountable number of universes, some nearly identical to this one, others wildly different. Even as you read, zillions of new universes may be blossoming into existence. If these other universes exist, then some of them contain other yous and other mes. How strange those words look on the page: You and me in the plural. There are no such words in the dic... more »

"What Is Consciousness?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What Is Consciousness?" As Seen On: UniqueDaily.com

Psychology: “Different Bodies, Different Minds: The Handedness Bias”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Different Bodies, Different Minds: * *The Handedness Bias”* by Association for Psychological Science “We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, absorbing information, weighing it carefully, and making thoughtful decisions. But, as it turns out, we're kidding ourselves. Over the past few decades, scientists have shown there are many different internal and external factors influencing how we think, feel, communicate, and make decisions at any given moment. One particularly powerful influence may be our own bodies, according to new research reviewed in the December issue of... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Aztec, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Life Is Never Easy..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is never easy for those who dream." - Robert James Waller

"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"* by The DailyOM "Often it takes something major to wake us up as we struggle to maintain an illusion of control. In life, most of us want things to go to the places we have envisioned ourselves going. We have plans and visions, some of them divinely inspired, that we want to see through to completion. We want to be happy, successful, and healthy, all of which are perfectly natural and perfectly human. So when life takes us to places we didn’t consciously want to go, we often feel as if something has gone wrong, or we must have made a mis... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "You Reading This, Be Ready"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"You Reading This, Be Ready"* "Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now? Are you waiting for time to show you some better thoughts? When you turn around, starting here, lift this new glimpse that you found; carry into evening all that you want from this day. This interval you spent reading or hearing this, keep it for life. What can anyone give yo... more »

"Justifying Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Justifying Evil"* "Obviously the present crisis throughout the world is exceptional, without precedent. There have been crises of varying types at different periods throughout history - social, national, political. Crises come and go; economic recessions, depressions, come, get modified, and continue in a different form. We know that; we are familiar with that process. Surely the present crisis is different, is it not? It is different first because we are dealing not with money nor with tangible things but with ideas. The crisis is exceptional because it is in the field of ideati... more »

Restoring Wright Buildings with 3d printing [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House or “La Miniatura”* While everyone has been talking about trying to 3d print houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘textile block’ buildings are being restored for pennies in the pound with 3d printed textured blocks. His Annie Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College—part of a composition of twelve buildings at the South Florida campus designed as a “harmonious whole expressing the spirit of the college free from grandomania:--has had is having a makeover with the help of 3d-printed textile blocks replacing weathered and aged blocks. The cost to rec... more »

"All Man Can Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“All man can do is lose one life, but also keep in mind that all we have is one life, so that the longest life and the shortest life amount to the same thing. Our only loss is the passing minute which is every man's equal possession for he cannot lose what is already passed nor what he does not possess in the future. Only the present can be lost for this is all that is man's. Also remember that the cycles of the world exhibit the same recurring pattern, so it makes no difference how long you watch them repeat.” - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

He Proudly Added That Although He Worked for BP, He Was Also An Operative for MI6, British Intelligence (Real Story of Why Deepwater Horizon Got Official Shrug in US/GB and Case On Hold As New Contract Awarded)

Poor Chelsea Manning. Nothing stays a secret for long I've always said. (Except maybe the CIA-driven portion (h/t GHWB) of the JFK murder.) After what British Petroleum (BP) has been allowed to get away with as "standard business practices," my guess is that the Fukushima/TEPCO "collaboration" was a done deal before it blew (too). Gotta love those Raygun deregulators more and more every day,

Restoring Wright Buildings with 3d printing

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House or “La Miniatura”* While everyone has been talking about trying to 3d print houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘textile block’ buildings are being restored for pennies in the pound with 3d printed textured blocks. His Annie Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College—part of a composition of twelve buildings at the South Florida campus designed as a “harmonious whole expressing the spirit of the college free from grandomania:--has had a makeover with the help of 3d-printed textile blocks replacing weathered and aged blocks. The cost to recast Wright... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

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