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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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War on the Weak

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9:53pm MDST

Why Is Turkey Refusing To Support President Obama's Strategy Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 minutes ago
*BBC* *Turkey Joins The Coalition Of The Unwilling -- Thomas Seibert, Daily Beast* With ISIS on its doorstep, the Turkish government balks at support for Obama’s strategy. ISTANBUL, Turkey – A diplomatic crisis looms. Turkey, a key U.S. ally and the only NATO member that borders areas controlled by ISIS jihadists in Syria and Iraq, is in a prime location to hit the extremists next door. But it prefers not to. Instead, Ankara is seeking a low-profile role – so low as to be almost invisible -- in the international alliance that Washington is building up against the so-called caliph... more »

Arab States Reluctant To Support The U.S. In Their Fight Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 52 minutes ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a Gulf Cooperation Council and Regional Partners meeting in Jeddah September 11, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool *Arabs Give Tepid Support to U.S. Fight Against ISIS -- New York Times* BEIRUT, Lebanon — Many Arab governments grumbled quietly in 2011 as the United States left Iraq, fearful it might fall deeper into chaos or Iranian influence. Now, the United States is back and getting a less than enthusiastic welcome, with leading allies like Egypt, Jordan and Turkey all finding ways on Thursday to avoid specifi... more »

Drug Price Control 40: CWF Wants Price Dictatorship for Lipitor

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 53 minutes ago
Last Wednesday, an email from James Auste (below), founder and Executive Director of Cancer Warriors Foundation (CWF) was forwarded by email by the Secretary General MeTA Philippines, Ms. Cecile Sison, to members of the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) PH, Coalition for Health Advocacy and Transparency (CHAT), ETHIKOS and Alternative Budget Initiative (ABI) Health cluster. I am a member of MeTA PH and CHAT so I saw it. The email therefore was widely circulated to many stakeholders in the PH health sector – government, industry players, NGOs, academe. James is asking for anot... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Was Devils Tower once an explosive volcano? Famous for its appearance in films such as Close Encounters, the origin of Devil's Tower in Wyoming, USA is still debated, with a leading hypothesis holding that it is a hardened lava plume that probably never reached the surface to become a volcano. The lighter rock that once surrounded the dense volcanic neck has now eroded away, leaving the dramatic tower. * Click image for larger size.* High above, the central band of the Milky Way galaxy arches across the sky. Many notable sky objects are visible, including dark strands of the Pipe Ne... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Joy of Unbelief”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Joy of Unbelief”* by Chet Raymo In a recent “New Yorker,” James Wood reviews a new collection of essays called “The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now,” edited by the literary scholar George Levine and published by Princeton University Press. Wood doesn't mention, as I recall, the play on the title of The Joy of Sex, but apparently Levine's book has something of the same theme: You'll have more fun in life if you shed your theological inhibitions and let it all hang out. Well, I'll have to read the book when I get back to my nook in the college library, but as ... more »

"They Have To Learn It..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it. To love is good, too: love being difficult. For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all the tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. For this reason young people, who are beginners at everything, cannot yet know love: they have to learn it. With their whole being, with all their forces, gathered close about their lonely, timid, upward-beating heart, they must learn t... more »

"Our Goal..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The present is never our goal: the past and present are our means: the future alone is our goal. Thus, we never live but we hope to live; and always hoping to be happy, it is inevitable that we will never be so." - Blaise Pascal

"The Supreme Paradox"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Supreme Paradox"* by Robert Ardrey ․ "Man is a fraction of the animal world… We are not so unique as we should like to believe. The problem of man’s original nature imposes itself upon any human solution. Amity – as Darwin guessed but did not explore – is as much a product of evolutionary forces as contest and enmity. In the evolution of any social species including the human, natural selection places as heavy a penalty on failure in peace as failure in battle. ․ A certain justification has existed until now, in my opinion, for submission of the insurgent specialists to the cen... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Plainfield, Indiana, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday Afternoon Ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
*Cartoon by Nick Kim * The joy of MMP, Case #567: Did you know that a National win in Epsom could elect a Labour government? *Read This One Post To Understand MMP Better Than A Political Science Professor* – Peter McCaffrey, KIWIBLOG Long overdue. *Whyte says shopkeepers should be free to arm themselves* – HERALD *Shop killers* – NOT PC *Shop owner cleared . . . but to police he’s still a criminal* – NOT PC “Metiria and Green co-leader Russel Norman will illogically spend $400 million on paying the In-Work child credit for children born of parent(s) not ‘in work.’ Logically th... more »

Is This The Reason Why President Obama Made His Address To The Nation Wednesday Night?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Republicans Expand Edge as Better Party Against Terrorism -- Gallop* GOP also holds advantage as party better able to keep country prosperous. PRINCETON, NJ -- The Republican Party has expanded its historical edge over the Democratic Party in Americans' minds as being better able to protect the U.S. from international terrorism and military threats. At this point, 55% of Americans choose the GOP on this dimension, while 32% choose the Democratic Party. This is the widest Republican advantage in Gallup's history of asking this question since 2002. The latest update on this 12-year... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth." - Ludwig Borne

"The Genesis of Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Genesis of Evil"* by Andrew Lobaczewski, Ph.D. "Ever since ancient times, philosophers and religious thinkers representing various attitudes in different cultures have been searching for the truth as regards moral values, attempting to find criteria for what is right, what constitutes good advice. They described the virtues of human character and suggested these be acquired. They created a heritage ... which contains centuries of experience and reflections. In spite of the obvious differences among attitudes, the similarity or complementarity of the conclusions reached by ... more »

“How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath”* by Scott A. Bonn, Ph.D “Many forensic psychologists and criminologists use the terms sociopathy and psychopathy interchangeably. Leading experts disagree on whether there are meaningful differences between the two conditions. I contend that there are significant distinctions between them. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), released by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013, lists both sociopathy and psychopathy under the heading of Antisocial Personality Disorders (ASPD). These ... more »

A Look At The U.S. Generals Who Will Be Leading The Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Retired Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen said after his retirement that 'I don't think there's any question' Iraq would have been safer if the US hadn't withdrawn all its forces, but now he's on mop-up duty as ISIS grows. *Obama Administration Taps Retired General John Allen – Who Opposed Iraq troop Pullout – To Coordinate 'Coalition' Effort Against ISIS -- Daily Mail* * Top Marine said after his retirement that 'I don't think there's any question' Iraq would have been safer if the US hadn't withdrawn all its forces * He was caught up in the 2013 David Petraeus sex scandal after an inves... more »

U.S. Boots On The Ground Will Be Needed For Syrian Airstrikes To Be Effective

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Navy SEALs conduct special reconnaissance on a suspected location of al Qaida and Taliban forces. Navy special operations forces are conducting missions in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tim Turner. *Syria Airstrikes Need Boots On The Ground, AF Officer Says -- USA Today* WASHINGTON — U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander told USA TODAY. The spy planes flying missions o... more »

CIA Assessment: The Islamic State Has Between 20,000 And 31,500 Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*ISIS Can 'Muster' Between 20,000 And 31,500 Fighters, CIA Says -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- A CIA assessment puts the number of ISIS fighters at possibly more than three times the previous estimates. The terror group that calls itself the Islamic State "can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria," a CIA spokesman told CNN on Thursday. Analysts and U.S. officials initially estimated there were as many as 10,000 fighters, including those who were freed from prisons by ISIS, and Sunni loyalists who have joined the fight as the group advanced across Iraq. *Re... more »

Obama's ISIS Speech Inspires Little Confidence

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
In one of the many ironies of history, President Barack Obama, who left Iraq back in 2011 to fulfill a campaign promise, "is winding down his time in the White House by defending fresh military action in that nation," *writes* Jennifer Bendery in The Huffington Post. The speech that President Obama made last night was as much an anti-ISIS speech as it was a pro-American speech, as Newt Gingrich said afterwards on CNN. And there is nothing wrong, or surprising, about that. Every U.S. president beats his chest in every speech, whatever the time or occasion. It's mandatory. But mix... more »

False Flag Weekly News: 9/11 anniversary special edition!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 2 hours ago
*False Flag News: 9/11 anniversary* 1) WTC 7 Billboard Lights Up NYC! http://ae911truth.org 2) High Rise Safety Initiative has enough signatures http://highrisesafetynyc.org/its-official-we-have-enough-signatures/ 3) 9/11 Truth Events in NYC https://www.dropbox.com/s/aqt77or4ge3jz9s/9-11%20Anniversary%20Event%20Planning_LINKED.doc?dl=0 4) 9/11 author-researcher Christopher Bollyn returns to USA http://bollyn.com/#article_14864 \ 5) 9/11 truth events in Washington, DC http://dc911truth.org/ 6) 9/11 truth hits the editorial page http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letters/let... more »

Read it: FEPZs = Suicide Pact for Taiwan's Farmers

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
*Industrial storage?* If you read one thing today, you need to read this piece by Dennis Engbarth at IPS on the effect of the FEPZs on Taiwan's agriculture and agricultural processing industries: utter destruction. However, the most controversial segment is a so-called value-added agriculture plan promoted by Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Pao-chi. Chen Chi-chung, a professor at the National Chung Hsing University Agricultural Policy Center, stated, “Taiwan may become the first producer of agricultural goods that will permit agricultural produce from all over the world, inc... more »


KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*"A world ended thirteen years ago," says Mitch Waxman* *in his Newtown Pentacle blogpost today, "cold and humorless," Mitch Waxman shares these before and after photos (you can click on them to enlarge), noting: "September 11th is the only thing that can make a New Yorker flinch, a subject which causes all of our carefully cultivated callouses to fall away. City people have thick skins, but the subject is still raw around these parts."* *by Ken* Mitch Waxman's Newtown Pentacle blog is always worth checking out for the entertaining record of his curmudgeonly wanderings around the ... more »

Heavenletter #5039 - Love Is on the March

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
Heavenletter #5039 Love Is on the March September 11, 2014 God said: Rise and shine, beloveds. The day you have been waiting for will be here before you know it. It may well be here by the time this Heavenletter reaches you. Hello, Sunshine. Bye-bye, worries and concerns. What a waste of non-existent time, anyway. There is going to be a celebration all over the world. It is like a new color has been discovered, and, of itself, is painting the world a new hue. This is the color of peace, and it is the color of joy. Rub your eyes. Pinch yourself, this day is finally here. You are h... more »

Removing the Shackles: Solar Update: Sol has Heart!!!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/09/solar-update-sol-has-heart.html THURSDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2014 Solar Update: Sol has Heart!!! *Posted by D ... Breaking The Silence at 05:09* It's been a long time since I have given a solar update, but the video images from last night just begged to be posted. In the past 48 hours we have had two major solar flares- an M4.5 and an X1.6- both came with CMEs and are directly geoeffective Earth facing. The M4.5 launched a slow moving CME that should intercept Earth early tomorrow- Sept 12. The X1.6 launched a fast moving CME that... more »

A Burger for Stevie . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 3 hours ago
Burger King Japan’s Kuro Pearl burger,which has a black bun, black sauce and black cheese in addition to black-pepper heavy beef patties. ACCORDING TO SALON, Burger King Japan is re-introducing its pitch-black cheeseburger. Goths will love 'em . . .  If I ran any of the anti-Harper parties, I'd air-freight 400-500 of 'em from Tokyo. Put each one in a nice re-cycled cardboard box with

Millions At Risk In Ebola Outbreak

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Millions More At Risk In Ebola Outbreak, British Study Finds -- The Telegraph* *Research by the University of Oxford reveals how 15 more countries across Africa could be hit by the Ebola virus * The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history could spread to a further 15 countries in West and Central Africa, putting up to 70 million people at risk of infection, a ground-breaking study has found. Research by the University of Oxford compared historic outbreaks to the virus’ possible transmission in bats and chimpanzees to predict how the disease could spread... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Obama's Strategy: Kill ISIS Before They Kill Us -- Aaron David Miller and Jason Brodsky* (CNN) -- Think that President Barack Obama has done a back flip on Iraq and Syria, gotten that old-time religion and is now a convert to the "let's kill them wherever we find them" approach of his predecessors? Think again, or at least lay down until the feeling passes. Indeed, stripped to its essence, what the President has outlined isn't some grand strategy to transform the region or even to "ultimately destroy" ISIS; it's a much narrower transactional one to protect the homeland. And here... more »

"How It Really Was, And Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"A think tank called the "Project for the New American Century," headed by people like Dick Cheney, revealed the thinking behind 9/11: “America’s military must rule out even the possibility of a serious global or regional challenger anywhere in the world. The regime of Saddam Hussein must be toppled immediately, by U.S. force if necessary. And the entire Middle East must be reordered according to an American plan." PNAC’s most important study notes that *"selling this plan to the American people will likely take a long time, absent some catastrophic catalyzing event- like a new Pea... more »

World News Briefs -- September 11, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with other attendees before the start of a Gulf Cooperation Council and Regional Partners meeting in Jeddah September 11, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool *U.S. Wins Arab Support For Syria/Iraq Military Campaign -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States signed up Arab allies on Thursday to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, a major step in building regional support for President Barack Obama's plan to strike both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier. After talks in Saudi Arabia's summer capital Jedda... more »

Fuelling the Flame Within: Montessori Education and the Development of the Self

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Steven Hughes is a paediatric neuropsychologist who was so impressed at what he saw in his daughter’s Montessori school – so intrigued at how beautifully the Montessori system reinforces a child’s growth and natural brain development – that he joined the company: lending his considerable ability to the Association Montessori International Global Research Committee and travelling the world to talk about their work. Last night he spoke to an Auckland audience of 300 about the way Montessori education “fuels the flame” of each child's unique identity, and how mainstream education hel... more »

Doubts Are Increasing That The Ukraine Truce Will Hold

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves The Door Open For A Winter Of Conflict -- Simon Shuster, Time* The peace process allows Russia to try a less violent means of keeping Ukraine dependent and divided — energy blackmail by shutting off its fuel supplies The armistice in eastern Ukraine came like clockwork with the end of the summer fighting season, and both the government forces and the separatist rebels have taken it as a chance to entrench, consolidate their gains and make up for their losses. Even the separatist forces, who with the aid of Russia were on the offensive before the c... more »

Obama's Circus Act, Evil ISIS Clowns: Too Many Balls To Juggle

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
An excerpt from, *"Too many moving parts, too many"* by Colonel Patrick Lang: Obama appears to have a mass of moving parts in his campaign plan: - The plan assumes that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey can be made into active supporters of an anti-IS "war." Qatar and Saudi Arabia were the only Wahhabi dominated states until IS proclaimed its caliphal status. These two countries are deeply sympathetic to IS' goals if not its methods. *Both Qatar and Saudi Arabia were instrumental in the early stages of development of IS as it morphed from AQ Iraq, into the Islamic State of Iraq and ... more »

Syria: Air defence back door ? Reinforcing 9/11 & much, much more.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
How the mainstream media can blather on endlessly about nothing, when there is just so much real news to get to, I don't know? *News roundup* *1- Syria's Air Defence* Administration officials so far say they have done nothing to coordinate attacks against Islamic State with Damascus and have no intention to do so in the future. Syria’s air defense system is so weak along its northern and western borders that U.S. authorities are brushing aside Damascus’ demands that it must sign off on any U.S.-led airstrikes within its borders. *A knowledgeable administration source also point... more »

Redrawing the Map of the Russian Federation: Partitioning Russia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Partitioning? I call it balkanizing. * This is a topic that's been addressed at the blog, though it's been a while *Flashback 2012- Predicting the Future: The destabilization of Russia* *Interesting article by * Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Global Research, September 10, 2014 Strategic Culture Foundation 10 September 2014 *Russia. Divided * *The Plans of the Empire of Chaos for Russia* Breaking the Soviet Union has not been enough for Washington and NATO. The ultimate goal of the US is to prevent any alternatives from emerging in Europe and Eurasia to Euro-Atlantic integration. This... more »

New Map Of The Ukraine Conflict Reveals The Extent Of Control By Pro-Russian Rebel Forces In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
THE SITUATION IN THE EASTERN REGIONS OF UKRAINE – 11.09.14 full size map http://t.co/zyCf1JWiXn pic.twitter.com/GC32eIph55 — NSDC of Ukraine (@NSDC_ua) September 11, 2014 *The New Map Of The Ukraine Conflict Is Alarming -- Business Insider* Ukraine's military published a map that suggests Russian-backed forces have secured crucial territory between the stronghold of Russian-backed separatists and a strategic Ukrainian city. A shaky cease-fire is currently in place in eastern Ukraine, although residents say it still feels like war. If the new map is accurate, the situation further... more »

it's september and u.s. war resisters in canada are at risk for deportation

laura k at wmtc - 5 hours ago
Two years ago, almost to the day, US war resister Kimberly Rivera and her family were forced out of Canada by the Harper Government. Kim - peace activist, artist, mother, dreamer - crossed the border and was immediately taken away in handcuffs. She served more than a year in prison, separated from her husband and children. Her crime: refusing to kill innocent civilians in Iraq, and refusing to risk being killed and leaving her own children without a mother. When news of her removal from Canada was announced in Canada's House of Commons, *the Conservative MPs applauded*. Now it is Se... more »

HEY UNCLE SAM: Pay Japan’s apology agencies to say“I’m sorry”when it’s just too hard to do it yourself

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
*Perhaps the US Government could use this service to apologize to the muslim world for blaming them for the 9/11 attacks? I mean its pretty clear now **after we spent $6 trillion dollars blowing up their countries... that** Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with it... -AK* http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/08/31/pay-japans-apology-agencies-to-say-im-sorry-when-its-just-too-hard-to-do-it-yourself/ Pay Japan’s apology agencies to say “I’m sorry” when it’s just too hard to do it yourself by Master Blaster Aug 31, 2014 It’s a problem we all have to deal with at va... more »

Supplemental: What did Hayes say and when did he say it?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 6 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 More on that AP report:* Do you see how easy it is to build a silly, incriminating-sounding framework? Meanwhile, we were struck by what Chris Hayes said last night about that AP report. For a bait of background, see our previous post. What you see here is very soft. As journalism, this just isn’t real sharp: HAYES (9/10/14): The thing I thought today, *if the AP report is true, and I have no reason to think it is not true, other than it’s an unnamed source and I don’t know who that person is*—if it’s true, then they’re going to try to make someone wa... more »

President Obama's Great Success Story And A Counter-Terrorism Model For Iraq: Yemen

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*The Bullshiter-In-Chief is selling another intervention in Iraq on the 13th anniversary of the false flag 9/11 attacks by pointing to Yemen to explain why this time the U.S. will succeed. * *"This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us while supporting partners on the front lines is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years*, and it is consistent with the approach I outlined earlier this year: to use force against anyone who threatens America’s core interests, but to mobilize partners wherever possible to address broader challenges to interna... more »

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Verdict and Reception

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Another dead woman. Another instance of her killer escaping justice. Over the coming days there will be much more written about how Oscar Pistorius shot to death his partner, Reeva Steenkamp, particularly how in this open and shut case the celebrity millionaire athlete got away with it. Some points worth considering. Firstly, it is strange that Pistorius was not tried before a jury of his peers, especially when you consider the close family relationship the South African legal system has to the English. But understandably, the not guilty verdicts handed down by Judge Thokozile Masi... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 6 hours ago
*World Trade Center Photos by Konstanton Petrov / June 2001* *Gray spheres rising into the morning mist* *A ghostly ship of commerce remembered only in * *nightmares and dated photographs.* *What tragedy awaits your stately columns.* *What evil already infects your cluttered offices,* *Your polished restrooms* *And your stately dining rooms* *You were a bird of prey awaiting your fate* *Chattel in the minds of evil men who had already engineered your death * *and prepositioned the charges that would bring you down.*... more »

The Enemies Of The American People Aren't Especailly Republicans Per Se Or Democrats Per Se… It's The Ruling Elites (Of Course)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
When the House took up impeachment charges against President Clinton in the 1998 lame duck session right after the midterms-- in which the Democrats had an unlikely (and, for the GOP, ominous) net pickup of 5 seats-- a whole slew of right-wing Republicans were exposed for their own infidelities and hypocrisy, particularly Speaker Gingrich (R-GA), Speaker-designate Bob Livingstone (R-LA), Henry Hyde (R-IL), domestic terrorism supporter Helen Chenoweth (R-ID) and deranged sociopath Dan Burton (R-IN). Two articles of impeachment passed on December 19, a perjury charge, 228-206 and an ... more »

"Gazing Into The Abyss..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

Supplemental: Mike Wise lacks the basic tools!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 How to turn domestic violence into a thrilling chase:* On a journalistic basis, it can be painful to watch sports reporters reason about the Ray Rice matter. Or about the Roger Goodell matter, which the Ray Rice matter is being transformed into. It can be painful to watch sports columnists try to reason about Goodell. For one example, here’s how Mike Wise began his column in today’s Washington Post: WISE (9/11/14): Hour by hour, Roger Goodell’s mission to preserve the game’s integrity is failing, and any further discussion of his inability to prope... more »

Ukraine Truce Still Holding But Sporadic Violations Are Being Reported

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*UN Chief Urges Poroshenko To Continue Dialogue With Russia, Keep Truce -- ITAR-TASS* Ukrainian president called for enlarging the monitoring mission UNTED NATIONS, September 11. /ITAR-TASS/. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to continue the dialogue with Russia and extend the ceasefire in the east of the country, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday. In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Poroshenko briefed Ban on the situation in Ukraine, including its embattled south-eastern regions. *Read more* .... *More News On The Ukraine ... more »

“9/11 – The Ultimate Litmus Test”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“9/11 – The Ultimate Litmus Test”* by Cognitive Dissonance “Thirteen years ago the world changed; though it is only with the benefit of perspective may we clearly see the extent and duration of that change. But change it did and remarkably so after perspective is found and the world is seen for what it really is rather than what we are told it is. Or what we want it to be based upon our own cultural conditioning and personally biased worldview. This is not to say I see clearly, that I possess an unbiased mind, special insight or clarity of vision. Far from it in fact. On a daily b... more »

Russia Responds To New Sanctions From The EU And The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Moscow has already imposed a year-long ban on the import of meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables, as well as milk products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway as a response to Western sanctions. © Flickr/ greg westfall *Moscow To Give 'Appropriate' Response To New EU Sanctions -- RT* Moscow will take “appropriate measures” in response to possible new sanctions from the European Union, the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson said. “On many levels, the Russian leadership has made it clear that we’ll take adequate measures and our response will... more »

EU And The U.S. To Implement New Sanctions Against Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*New EU Sanctions Hit Russia On Friday -- BBC* New EU sanctions against Russia will take effect on Friday, blocking loans for five big state banks and curbing EU business with oil and defence firms. The aim is to keep pressure on Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. But the measures could be eased or lifted if a ceasefire in Ukraine holds. Russia says it is preparing a response. One top Russian official said cars imported from the EU could be targeted. Nato says Russia still has about 1,000 heavily armed troops in east Ukraine. The EU and US accuse the Kremlin of directly h... more »

The US War On Syria Is On Again: Dissecting The Criminal US President's "Speech" From September 10th, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Yes, today is the 13th anniversary of the Israeli assault on the United States of America that launched America into the very fraudulent "war on terror".... To me it is shocking that the majority of Americans are still such gullible brain dead nitwits that they cannot understand or even fathom that these Jewish criminals could have pulled off such a heinous and diabolical operation...But the facts are all there for anyone that spends the time to research properly that it was indeed the psychotic nation of Israel fully responsible for the greatest "terrorist" attack on American soil ... more »

Movie Idea III

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 8 hours ago
Just making a new post for every stage. I ain't talking about sequels. Part I and Part II. So, after we've had the introduction to the oppressions of capitalism and racism, and the meeting that exposes the delusions of the left, we get to the rally itself. This will introduce us to two more figures. First is a Sean Hannity-type propagandist. He'll be denouncing the fast-food workers' campaign as a violent Marxist plot led by losers and malcontents. He'll be interviewing experts, economic hacks and authoritarian assholes, who will assist him in this campaign. Second will be the ma... more »

Sept. 11: Debates dominate election campaign...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
So says page 1 of section A for the Moncton Times and Tribune.. And the only possible answer to that is so bloody what. The Broadbent Institute is one of the few left-leaning think tanks. I don't like think tanks; but the TandT ususally just loves them - though only if they're far, far right and financed by billionaires. It happily, on Monday, ran a piece of shale gas propaganda from a notoriously right-wing think tank as a featured column on its editorial page. But they probably won't mention the one from the Broadbent Institute, even though it raises the key issue in the New Bruns... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
What do we really know about 9-11?

U.S. Airstrikes Aided A Hezbollah Brigade (And Designated Terrorist Organization) In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
'It is a humanitarian disaster': Nearly 20,000 Shi'ite Muslim Iraqis face starvation in the town of Amerli after two months of living under siege by ISIS militants. The shaded zone shows ISIS-controlled areas. Daily Mail *US Aided Hezbollah Brigades In Breaking Islamic State Siege Of Iraqi Town -- Long War Journal* The US air campaign to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces break the Islamic State's siege of Amerli benefited the Hezbollah Brigades, a Shia militia that is supported by Iran and is listed by the US government as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist group. The Hezbollah Br... more »

Is Iran Sensing U.S. Weakness?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Tough On ISIS? Iran Senses U.S. Weakness -- Jonathan S. Tobin, Weekly Standard* After weeks of indecision, President Obama is finally, albeit in a limited manner, mustering U.S. strength to respond to the challenge from ISIS terrorists. But at the same time, another dangerous Islamist power is sensing U.S. weakness in its struggle to build a nuclear weapon. The latest news about Iranian maneuvering prior to the resumption of the nuclear talks with the West provides a stark contrast to any talk about a more muscular Obama foreign policy. *Read more* .... *Update #1: *Iran Doubts ... more »

Will President Obama's Strategy To Combat The Islamic State Work?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Will Obama's Anti-IS Strategy Work? -- Jonathan Marcus BBC * US President Barack Obama was clear. Islamic State - or Isil as he calls it - represents not just a threat to Washington's friends and interests in the Middle East. It could potentially become a threat to the American homeland itself. Mr Obama is calling for concerted action: a wide array of countries have already joined the struggle against IS. Indeed, the Islamic State threat has already begun to break down some of the region's long-standing divisions, with Iran and Saudi Arabia - standard-bearers of the Shia and Sun... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
On that day 9-11 in 2001 in dentist office TV on wall planes into building collapse controlled demolition right before my eyes pulled out the world atlas where is Afghanistan? third building #7 never hit small fires steel framed high rises built to withstand damn near anything pancake collapse Had to be controlled demolition experts say so we know it to be true we just fear what happens when you take that leap into this reality Gladio Strategy of Tension make the people so afraid they cry out to great white father in Washington 'please protect us' Crazy Horse is coming after us agai... more »

Gnostic Media presents “9/11 & Cyclical, Fear-Based Mind Control in the Media”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
I haven't even got through this entirely, yet. Based on what I have heard so far, the interview simply begs to be posted, immediately. So far, so excellent. Readers here know I am big, very big on pointing out how we are perception managed via the corporate, warmongering media. *Thanks to Jan @ Gnostic Media always linked in the sidebar to the right* "This episode is about 9/11, freedom, social control, and media manipulation, and is called “9/11 & Cyclical, Fear-Based Mind Control in the Media,” and was recorded on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, and released on Thursday, September ... more »

What Is The U.S. Strategy To Combat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*US Strategy Against Islamic State To Mirror Counterterrorism Efforts In Yemen, Somalia -- Long* *War Journal* President Barack Obama has announced that the United States will "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State (or Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL) with "a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy." The strategy, presented in a speech to the nation on Sept. 10, will rely on local forces to do the bulk of the fighting while the US provides air strikes, intelligence and other support. This is America's current plan of attack for al Qaeda's regi... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Washington could be violating international law if it acts in Syria - something pointed out by Russia's foreign ministry. Syrian journalist and mid-east expert Alaa Ibrahim says US plans not just strikes against ISIS in Syria, but also money to rebels in the country.

Foreign Reaction To President Obama's Speech And Strategy On Combating The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reaction To Obama Speech In Middle East Is -- No Surprise -- Divided -- L.A. Times* Reaction to President Obama’s vow to “destroy” the Islamic State militant group was predictably mixed throughout the Middle East and elsewhere on Thursday, with commentators and media outlets reflecting deeply divided opinions about U.S. actions in the region. In Baghdad, the office of Prime Minister Haider Abadi released a statement welcoming the U.S. stance as “supporting Iraq against Daesh and all terrorist groups,” using the common Arabic name for the Islamic State, formerly known as the Isla... more »

How Do You Know Who The New Dems Are? Right Before Elections They Vote With The GOP To Condemn President Obama

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Two-faced Georgia reactionary, John Barrow, votes with Republicans to condemn President Obama The House is back in session after their 2 month vacation-- and just before another 6 week vacation. Right off the bat Boehner had McCarthy bring up some cockamamie resolution (HR 644) by Virginia crackpot Scott Ridell, "condemning the Obama administration’s failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement to notify Congress before releasing individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and expressing national security concerns over the release of five Taliban leaders and the repercu... more »

Reaction To President Obama's Strategy On Combating The Islamic State Continues (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Obama's IS Strategy Gets Mixed Reaction -- Voice of America* President Barack Obama's proposed strategy for an expanded U.S. military effort against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria has drawn a mixed reaction from congressional lawmakers. Obama announced his plan late Wednesday in a nationally televised speech and urged Congress to support the mission against the group, which had previously been known as ISIL or ISIS. Republican Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told VOA he and many other Republicans believe the president waited too long to tak... more »

No mo' po-mo - Deconstructionism, Cultural Marxism and PoliticalCorrectness

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
The Deconstructionist Agenda from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"Derrida is the sort of philosopher who gives bullshit a bad name." - Foucault* No mo' po-mo. Challenge to Deconstructionism by Webster G. Tarpley [Excerpts, from the August 9, 1993, issue of "The New Federalist" ] ^^^^^^^^ Currently, education and intellectual life in the United States and many other countries are being destroyed by the triple plague of political correctness, postmodernism, and deconstructionism. After the collapse of Marxism in much of the world, the forces of evil in philosophy and epistemology are now i... more »

World News Briefs -- September 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*US Marks 13th Anniversary of September 11 Terror Attacks -- Voice of America* President Barack Obama will take part in two somber ceremonies Thursday marking the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, will lead a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House at the moment the first hijacked passenger jet crashed into one of the twin towers of New York City's World Trade Center. President and Mrs. Obama will later attend a ceremony at the Pentagon, the U... more »

September 11...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*never forget.* *Brought to you by the religion of peace... *


bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014Part 4—Sweater boys and the failure to serve:* At one time, the warnings flowed from the precincts of Journalist County. When he was still a college student, Jacob Weisberg issued a prescient warning in the pages of The New Republic. For all previous posts in this series, click here. That warning appeared in 1986. Two years later, Richard M. Cohen issued a warning from just outside CBS County. In 1996, James Fallows echoed Weisberg’s earlier warning about print journalists and their buffoonist behavior on TV shows. Like Weisberg and Cohen, Fallows fo... more »

leadership is a lie

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Just saying like the person that comes to your door selling hydro and expects you know they know more than me. there is a filter that lets the cream rise to the top think Justin Bieber Paris Hilton and those ever fantastic Kardashions

Remember, Remember the Eleventh of September, Thermite, Treason andPlot...

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
September 11th 2001 - The Third Occasion when Vladamir Putin Prevented World War III from Spike EP on Vimeo. "The potential for a thermonuclear confrontation or even of an all-out thermonuclear exchange growing out of 9/11 has generally been ignored by the US controlled media, but such a potential was clearly present. It was inherently present because of the tense relations among the US, Russia, and China in the wake of the bombing of Serbia and the Kursk incident. It was made explicit when a flying object, probably a cruise missile, hit the Pentagon. As the 9/11 commission ... more »

Jesus Christ in a Kitcheen

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I am so sick of some tech person trying to run my life

Its not me its you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Yep thats my internet experience. Competing against pussy video and just plain cat kitten stills. I can not mount the troops to be seen aas an alternative to just everything is swell.

How difficult can it be?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Look at the evidence!

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Check out ISW's most recent ISIS Sanctuary Map here: http://t.co/ig7xfQ4qMc pic.twitter.com/CEXWfgZgwp — ISW (@TheStudyofWar) September 10, 2014 *US Will Bomb ISIS In Syria: Where The Military Will Strike [MAP] -- IBTimes* President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that the U.S. would fight the Islamic State from the air. The militant group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and "in acts of barbarism," is responsible for the beheadings of U.S. journalists James Foley and Stephen Sotloff. "If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a g... more »

The CIA last stand

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago

Your life is what you should be concerned about. Kardashisnas are just the dynamite on the fire

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
No one really cares especially your family but if a third force should suggest something the opinion will collapse around the third ring and when it comes to betyrall the foundation of empire no one will ever say i whispered secrets about anyone In this life I have enjoyed some things but have faced challenges that overwhelm everything Its like a big dick contest and I win every time but the sponsor has told me through deleted contacts I lost because my brain is attached to my dick in an uncovential way they have run these contests for a thousand years picketing off the pricks' that ... more »

WTF Happened on 9/11?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
It's a perfectly legitimate question, even if it's somewhat rhetorical. Of course, we know what happened 13 years ago today. Three towers in the World Trade Center complex were pulled, a projectile struck the Pentagon and as for Shanksville, Pennsylvania... well, we know *something* landed in Shanksville but it damned sure wasn't Flight 93. So, it's been well-established that the financial and military nerve centers of our nation were successfully attacked by extremists. So the questions we should continue asking ourselves, and each other, is, "*Which* extremists pulled it... more »

Lego Legs Man

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I have to conclude if he is not crazy he is innocent. Just another partitioned living in a Philip K Dick galaxy. No way he kills his girl, look at him weeping so much. I gotta say as a man I might hit like Mr Rice, but taking out the glock no way. Now I got to qualify that Rice statement. I would never hit a women in general and especially my wife or female children. But like in the movies was there a chance that Ray had no other device to stop the cougar?

9/11 After 13 years

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Paul Craig Roberts The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For thirteen years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has been used to create the American warfare/police state. The corrupt Bush and Obama regimes used 9/11 to kill, maim, dispossess and displace millions of Muslims in seven countries, none of whom had anything whatsoever to do with 9/11. A generation... more »

Washington Menaces America With Its ISIS Creation

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci 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 who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials. Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with ski... more »

Exhibit 13 • Blue Man Group

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*From YouTube*: *Uploaded on Sep 9, 2011* Ten years ago today, the following pieces of paper blew into the Carroll Gardens neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York following the attacks at The World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The Exhibit 13 video was created by the Blue Man community in response to those tragic events. We remember. *My Comment:* For some reason .... this 9/11 video tribute is the one that always hit me personally. I arrived in New York 10 days after the attack .... seeing a friend who lived not far from the disaster who needed a friend to keep her company.... more »

Earth directed X1.6 Flare and Super Large double CME from Sun. Large Quakes Possible. Direct hit September 12th

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 13 hours ago
We have an Earth Directed double CME of a long duration that will be hitting the Earth on September 12th 2014. I have done lots of research on flares and CME impacting the Earth in history and Earthquakes. The last time we had an impact from an X-flare (that was only a partial one) was March 9th 2011. March 11th 2011 was the Japanese quake. I have found that within 48 hours there are large

U.S. And Russian Officials Meet To Discuss Saving The 1987 Nuclear Arms Control Treaty

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Russia, U.S. To Hold Talks On 1987 Arms Accord -- Reuters* MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian and U.S. officials will meet in Moscow on Thursday to discuss a 1987 arms control treaty whose future could be in doubt. Washington and Moscow have questioned each other's commitment to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and their relationship has deteriorated over the Ukraine crisis, with tensions heightened following a NATO summit last week. "We believe that this is an important agreement and that it should be properly executed," Interfax new agency quoted Mikhail Ulyanov, hea... more »

Putin Vows To Not Get Involved In An Arms Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© ITAR-TASS/Alexei Druzhinin *Putin: Russia Will Not Get Involved In Arms Race -- RT* Russia is not going to get involved in a new arms race, President Vladimir Putin said as he ordered his government to work out “balanced and realistic” defense strategy for 2016 through 2025. “Someone really wants to unleash a new arms race,” Russia’s president said at a meeting with senior defense industry officials. “We, of course, are not going to be involved in this race.” Putin tasked the defense industry to work out a new military doctrine by December. His comments came a week after Russia... more »

Ever wonder how the 9/11 attacks were actually carried out? If so, check out my work, including my eye witnessing two practice runs against the Pentagon...

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ Ever wonder how the 9/11 attacks were actually carried out? If so, go here: http://www.drivehq.com/folder/p11616925/098713455.aspx and download: (1) My "Towards a Comprehensive 9/11 Conspiracy Theory: The “All Hijacked Passengers Survived” Hypothesis (PDF) (2) The figures to go with the above, "Slides for New 9/11..." (PowerPoint, example below): (3) "Pentagon Attack..." (self contained Power Point, example below) Cherchez la Verite

Primary Common Core Math Terms

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
from Boerne County, TX ISD:

Supporting the three circles

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Family, community, nation. Thats it a military view of the world things will collapse and the last line of defense is family Nation has reached an expiry date. I should feel California from New York State. Well that a tribe so distorted it must create a superstate,

Russia Successfully Test-Fires A Bulava SLBM From A Submerged Sub

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Image courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry *Submerged Russian Nuclear Sub Test-Fires Bulava Strategic Missile -- RT* A Russian Borey-class nuclear submarine has successfully test-fired a Bulava SLBM, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The ballistic missile was launched from a submerged sub and hit a target some 5,000km away. The Vladimir Monomakh, head vessel of the Borey class, fired the missile on Wednesday from the White Sea off Russia’s northwest. All of the Bulava’s warheads hit the Kura test range in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, the ministry said i... more »

Welcome To The Harperian Universe

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
http://americanelephant.com/ The Harper government plans to enter the 2015 election with a hefty surplus. But, Linda McQuaig writes, don't expect that money to be spent on health care: Medicare, with its principles of equality and accessibility regardless of income, represents values that are the very antithesis of the marketplace but that apparently resonate with Canadians. As the Romanow commission on health care noted: “Canadians view medicare as a moral enterpise, not a business venture.” But this clearly puts medi... more »

Russia Announces Plans To Upgrade Their Nuclear Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Putin Announces Russia Is Developing New Nuclear And Conventional Weapons To Counter Moves From Nato and The US In Wake Of Ukraine Crisis -- Daily Mail* * President revealed move today amid stand-off between Kremlin and West * He spoke after Nato created 'spearhead' force to defend eastern Europe * Putin warned the West against getting 'hysterical' over the re-arming * Russia primed to take 'retaliatory steps' - but 'is not entering an arms race' * Tensions have flared amid widespread claims Russian troops are in Ukraine Russia has revealed it will develop an array of new weapons -... more »


Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 14 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg Riding my new bike yesterday, an elderly driver decided that the exit ramp was no longer the place for her and suddenly swerved back into the road without looking. It just so happens that's exactly where I was. I managed to avoid her at some risk of falling, but it happened so fast there was no question of using my horn and she simply continued on her way somewhere at ten under the limit. Why do I mention this? Because it's 9/11 again, the day of self pity and choreographed mourning and as the fellow on the news this morning said, "*I used to feel invincible but no... more »

Oil Theatre, Act II, Scene 1

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*A couple of pontoon rafts and a circular corral full of wood on the Tsengwen Reservoir.* I leave for a few days on a bike ride and look what happens! The oil scandal widens. I should have left for a week, probably the entire food processing industry would have been implicated... On Tuesday I was hardly surprised to see that the bad oil sales had been going on for 13 years, according to reports on the front page of the Liberty Times. Apple Daily, always quality, that same morning had the nude photo club taking nude pictures on the metro on its front page. A Hong Kong firm has now ... more »

AGW? Tell that to Calgarians- Two summer snowfalls- Global cooling

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
from here Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says it could take days or weeks to deal with damage caused by the second summer snowstorm to hit Alberta this month. As most Canadians ease into autumn, residents of southern Alberta are contending with massive power outages, downed tree branches and slippery roads after yet another early blast of winter snow. The amount of damage has not yet been assessed, Nenshi said, but warned cleanup wasn't going to happen overnight. "We don't have a sense of it yet, but certainly, depending on the part of the city you're in ... I was shocked at the damage,... more »

ALEC Member Oped Misleads Montana

2old2care at Because I Can - 14 hours ago
Oh – my – I get so, so tired of ALEC members and staff misleading the public. Think about it – IF ALEC was - - an honorable organization, the members would not need to mislead others. Today it is an OpEd written by the state chair in Montana. Sen. Roger Webb ALEC public sector state chair for Montana Billings And it’s a doozy when it comes to misleading the public. ALEC is a thoughtful, democratic organization A recent letter suggested that new voting laws in Montana come from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of which I am a member. This assertion is incorrec... more »

Alan Grayson Guest Post: Conversion Therapy, Russian Style

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
We extended the Fleetwood Mac/Ted Lieu contest we're doing for 24 hours at the request of Alan Grayson. He has something to say about why he's backing Ted Lieu for Congress and why the two of them will be campaigning for Ted in CA-33 on September 19 and 20. So the contest is over today at 12 noon (PT). Here's where you go to be part of it. And below is the message Congressman Grayson sent out to his supporters last night. "Pray the Gay Away"? he asked. And he answered: "No." Right-wing cranks and fools haven't come up with a "cure" yet for stupidity, greed, paranoia, bigotry, hy... more »

911 thirteen years later

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
We mourn with ISIS on the cake of deception. So now we are at war circa 1984. Iran is now our ally. OK! Could it be we had no enemy so one was invented for us. I notice it will be a long war. Why is it if you want to buy a new capital tool one must be armed with a few gigabits of justification. However to fight terrorism one can get $5 billion on a napkin.

Pure Entertainment: the Taipei Mayor's Race

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
O the pain, the comedy is too much. Lien Sheng-wen (Sean Lien), son of Honorary KMT Chairman for Life Lien Chan, and KMT mayor candidate in Taipei, has put out this wonderful commercial above, asking people to tell what they would do if they had his kind of money. I think the idea is to show what a noble, self-sacrificing lad is our hero Sean Lien, running for mayor of Taipei when he could be out having a good time... Hey, I've got an idea -- let's remind everyone that I am totally rich and have never worked a day in my life. A completely empty ad, it says nothing about what Sean L... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*State: Arbitrator should settle argument with Corps over contamination at 2 New Orleans canals ~Mark Schleifstein*


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*In D.C., a 13-year-old piano prodigy is treated as a truant instead of a star student* Avery Gagliano is a commanding young pianist who attacks Chopin with the focused diligence of a master craftsman and the grace of a ballet dancer. The prodigy, who just turned 13, was one of 12 musicians selected from across the globe to play at a prestigious event in Munich last year and has won competitions and headlined with orchestras nationwide. But to the D.C. public school system, the eighth-grader from Mount Pleasant is also a truant. Yes, you read that right. Avery’s amazing talent and ... more »

Obama's Speech to America: Stop ISIL by Funding ISIL

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville As many had expected as soon as the announcement was made that Barack Obama would make a speech on September 10 regarding his strategy against ISIS, the U.S. President has confirmed that he reserves the right to engage in airstrikes inside Syria. The President outlined a four-point strategy that would, according to him, "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS. Obama stated that, "if left unchecked, ISIS could prove a threat across the middle eastern region" and possibly the American "homeland." Obama warned that ISIS terrorists originating from the United States ... more »

The Roots of ISIS

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville As the United States and NATO gear up for the second attempt at drumming up popular support for airstrikes against Syria, the narrative of ISIS and justifications for invading the sovereign nation have become so convoluted in the mainstream media that a casual observer can scarcely keep track of the narrative spun by Western governments and their media mouthpieces. Unfortunately, that is part of the plan – to keep the general public so confused as to what is actually occurring overseas that, eventually, with their opinions formed for them on social media, televi... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Vietnam veteran and peace activist Bill Perry from Philly writes: ISIS/ISIL/IS is a creation of our CIA, and Mossad, and MI-6. We trained them, in Jordan, Turkey, and other States we control, and we're using them to bust up the Shia Crescent, from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. (for the Saudi Wahabbi & Salafi Takfiri, and for Zionist fear of Shia Iran) ISIS has existed for more than a few years, and the "West" has known about them, since January. Why have we, and our coalition, had such an easy time running 100 to 150 sorties, per day, EVERY DAY, on Libya, for a couple weeks, yet... more »

Libya Updates ( September 11 , 2014 ) - Updates on the political situation and ongoing battles for control in Libya.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets...... *libyaherald* @libyaherald · 5h Ansar withdraws from Benghazi positions as Operation Dignity forces enter city http://goo.gl/Pvd3TM @libyaherald - *libyaherald* @libyaherald · 6h HoR sacks ambassadors to Turkey and Jordan http://goo.gl/l7tZBM @ libyaherald - *libyaherald* @libyaherald · 9h Thinni in UAE denies Emirati involvement in Tripoli airstirkes http:// goo.gl/2LZx67 @libyaherald - *libyaherald* @libyaherald · 9h Algeria says ‘no’ to international intervention in Libya, calls for dialogue http://www.libyaherald.com/2014/09/11/alg eria-... more »

The María Elodia Pretzel CE-3 (1968) Revisited

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*The María Elodia Pretzel CE-3 Revisited* By Alejandro Agostinelli (*UFO-PRESS, October 1983*) [*Despite our best efforts, it can be difficult to obtain follow-up material for every single case, especially those that occurred decades ago. A casual reading of the October 1983 issue of UFOPRESS, however, kicked up an article by our friend Alejandro Agostinelli about the Pretzel CE-3 case. The article’s original title: “La incredible y triste historia de la cándida Elodia y de su padre el desalmado” (The Incredible and Sad Story of Fair Elodia and Her Heartless Father ) is a nod to no... more »

One-half of CO2 doubling achieved

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
*Detectable impacts on the climate are yet to be seen* When the CO2 level in the atmosphere surpassed 400 ppm a short time ago, many alarmists would celebrate this symbolic achievement. Oh, the CO2 concentration is so high! It's a signal from the heaven, a shot from the Aurora telling us to start another world revolution because our previous one, that of 1917, has already faded away and it wasn't enough for us, anyway. The number is so round, and so on. Of course, nothing new happens when the CO2 level reaches 400 ppm – it's just another number that only looks special because of an ... more »

Solar Update: Sol has Heart!!!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
It's been a long time since I have given a solar update, but the video images from last night just begged to be posted. In the past 48 hours we have had two major solar flares- an M4.5 and an X1.6- both came with CMEs and are directly geoeffective Earth facing. The M4.5 launched a slow moving CME that should intercept Earth early tomorrow- Sept 12. The X1.6 launched a fast moving CME that should intercept Earth..... early tomorrow. The X1.6 event lasted for a full hour from beginning to end. The two sun spots we are eagerly watching are 2158 and 2157- both showing beta gamma ... more »

"The Pure And Simple Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple." - Oscar Wilde

The Mystery Virus that Isn't.... Entero virus D68... its a 50 year old cold virus...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
Found at: http://goo.gl/5zajwG


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
I'm not going to re-do the many, many posts on this blog about 9/11, a Search will reveal them for you. If you still naively believe the utterly nonsensical fairy tale the Government would have you believe then don't bother looking here, content yourself with comforting lies which raise no questions about who really did the deed, and how, and most importantly, why? Remember the Latin phrase, "Cui bono?", "to whose benefit?", literally "as a benefit to who?" You alone must decide where the truth lies in this tragedy, and it's not an easy path to take, made much more difficult by tho... more »

Raytheon receives $109 million contract for Patriot Air and Missile Defense System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Patriot PAC-3]Raytheon Company has received a $109 million Engineering Services contract for its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is for ongoing technical support and services to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sale customers to ensure readiness of their Patriot systems. "Customers around the world will benefit from the maintenance and upgrades that result from this contract – especially the technical baseline improvements designed to counter evolving threats," said Ralph ... more »

Navy Taps Industry in Quest For Next Generation Fighter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Boeing F/A-XX]The U.S. Navy has formally asked the defense industry to participate in a series of exchanges to provide technical insights into the next-generation replacement for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler in the 2030s. The exchanges, which have been dubbed Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), are a precursor to a full-up analysis of alternatives (AOA) for the F/A-XX strike fighter aircraft replacement program that is expected to start in 2015. The meetings are expected to focus on several areas including affordability and modifying current j... more »

IAF concerned over delays in product delivery

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tejas LCA]The Indian Air Force today said the delays in delivery of products by the indigenous firms was a cause of concern for it and efforts should be be made to cut down "time and cost overruns". Addressing a CII seminar on aerospace, IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal R K Sharma said the private and public sector defence industry should work as partners and look towards exporting their equipment to friendly foreign countries for enhancing their commercial viability. "Product delivery of public sector suffers from severe time slippages. The IAF is most concerned over the time and... more »

Boeing delivers 5th maritime patrol aircraft to India

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: P-8I Neptune]Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle's Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P-8Is, according to a media release from Boeing. "The P-8I programme is progressing on schedule, and the aircraft are providing the capabilities to meet our maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare requirements," said Vice Admiral RK Pattanaik, ... more »

'Two Air Force pilots died in aircraft carrier test' misinterpreted

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: J-15 Flying Shark]Many media recently reported "Two pilots of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) died in aircraft carrier test". Reporter of the website of the People's Daily interviewed military officers and confirmed that the two pilots, who died, neither died during carrying out aircraft carrier test missions nor were they test pilots of the ship-borne aircraft. A lot of people recently forwarded the news that "Two Chinese PLAAF pilots died in aircraft carrier test" on micro-blog, including the official micro-blog account of some well-known media, an... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 20 hours ago
*Heavy pack ice in NW Passage ice creates tough conditions this year* *Traffic stopped* Icebreakers and cruise ships travelling through the Northwest Passage encountered rough sailing conditions this past week: heavy ice closed the Queen Maud Gulf between the northern coast of the mainland and the southeastern corner of Victoria Island in Nunavut. While the rate of ice loss during August in the Arctic Ocean overall in 2014 was near average, the Northwest Passage continued to be clogged with ice and was unlikely to open, the National Snow and Ice Data Centre said in its most recent... more »

The Queen Elizabeth Class: How Innovative is the Design?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMS Queen Elizabeth]During the naming ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth on 4 July, the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Royal Navy and the commercial consortium building the two carriers were at pains to emphasise the innovative nature of their chosen design. Much has been made of the weapons-handling system, significant automation, the two separated bridges and also the F-35B fifth-generation fighter component of the planned embarked air group. Whilst the platforms certainly retain a modernist edge, evolution rather than revolution appears the order. Traditionally, aircraft ca... more »

China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Hongqi-10 ship-based missile defence cell]China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system said to have a “high success rate” destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The Hongqi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile was shown in China Central Television's evening news bulletin Wednesday being fired from ships and land-based mobile launchers, and exploding in the sky on impact with its target. It will protect warships against rockets over a limited area, and will be used along... more »

Congress must modernize defense with innovation and intelligence

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Railgun]The United States and its allies are facing an era of unprecedented uncertainty and change. Across the globe, we are seeing the development and proliferation of advanced military technologies and disruptive warfare techniques that mean we can no longer take our military superiority and effectiveness for granted. Congress faces the imperative to foster and protect innovative approaches to high-end challenges — but challenges such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Ukraine and the Horn of Africa demonstrate that we need to have options at the other end of... more »

Two More Bulava SLBM Launches Scheduled This Year: Russian Northern Fleet Source

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RFS Alexander Nevsky]Russia plans to test-fire two more Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) later this year, a source in Russia’s Northern Fleet told RIA Novosti Wednesday. “Two more Bulava launches are scheduled to take place from two nuclear-powered Borey-class submarines, the Yury Dolgoruky and the Alexander Nevsky,” the source said. Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that a Bulava SLBM had been test-fired from northwestern Russia and hit a simulated target in Far East. The missile was launched from the Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-pow... more »

Russian President Vladimir Putin promises new weapons will outstrip Western defence technology

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Vladimir Putin]Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised his military commanders a new array of weapons — from intercontinental nuclear missiles to aircraft and submarines — to counter what he calls ‘growing Western aggression’. Mr Putin’s statement came as the military successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile launched from a nuclear submarine yesterday. Putin accused the West of using the crisis in Ukraine to reinvigorate NATO, warning that Moscow will ponder a response to the alliance’s decision to create a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to prote... more »

Germany Joins The Race To Build Australia's New Submarine Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 214 class SSK]Yesterday, the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten harked back to the days of World War II in decrying the possibility that Australia’s new fleet of submarines will be built in Japan and might have to go back there for a grease and oil change in times of conflict. The AFR reports this morning that Defence sources “confirmed that German submarine builder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has submitted a bid for a joint venture with Adelaide-based ASC that comes in at under $20 billion”. While a decision has yet to be announced by the Government, Prime Minister ... more »

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye: The Sixth Sense of the XXIst Century U.S. Navy Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye]Navy Recognition recently visited the Northrop Grumman facility in Melbourne, Florida. This was the occasion to meet with Jay Mulhall, Director of Business Development for the E-2/C-2 programs and with Fred Shelton, manager of international business development for the E-2C/D programs. So here is what we learned about the next generation airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) of the U.S. Navy: The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the newest variant of the E-2 aircraft platform. It features a new radar and upgraded aircraft system... more »

Should Russian President Putin Get What He Wants In Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*It’s Time To Back Away From The Russian Wolf -- Tony Brenton, The Telegraph* Russia's President Vladimir Putin won’t be thwarted by Nato or economic sanctions and his aim of a neutral Ukraine is acceptable. There is a Russian proverb: “If you can’t face the wolf, don’t go into the forest.” The West has blundered into the Ukrainian forest and enraged the Russian wolf, only to discover that we cannot face him. We should now be looking for the path out. Western policy has been built on two false premises. The first is that we must stop a revanchist Russia. As this narrative runs: y... more »

A Good Summary On President's Obama's ISIS Speech

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
2179 words *WNU Editor:* Go here for a good summary *on President Obama's ISIL Speech*.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 11th Sept)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 22 hours ago
MPs' pay rise of 9% 'should go ahead' Marcial Boo, chief executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), said MPs did an important job and should not be paid a "miserly amount". Their pay will go up from £67,000 to £74,000 under Ipsa's plan. The PM, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband called the hike unacceptable when it was proposed at the end of last year. The Conservative,

Ukraine situation ( September 11 , 2014 ) As the Ceasefire continues to hold , a look at the political battlefields and the natural gas chess game ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 22 hours ago
Anti War..... Ukraine President: More Autonomy if Rebels End WarPoroshenko Claims Thousands of Russian Troops Leave by Jason Ditz, September 10, 2014 Print This | Share This The eastern Ukrainian ceasefire continues to hold, nearly a week in, and President Petro Poroshenko is now promising to make good on proposals for increased autonomy for the eastern region if the rebels agree to an end to the rebellion. The rebels appear divided on whether or not to trust this offer, and some are still pushing to secede outright. Though dubbed “secessionist” rebels, many only wanted increased aut... more »

Niall Toibin: The Builders

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 22 hours ago
Talking to a colleague earlier today, I was reminded of the great Niall Toibin on builders’ quotes … * Pron: NEEal Tow-BEEN Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Iraq / Syria Regional War Watch ( September 11 , 2014 ) - President Obama speech highlights evergrowing " Mission Sprint " toward US involvement into Syria Civil War and further involvement in Iraq Conflict ...

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 22 hours ago
pic.twitter.com/UaCL4sYbAp [image: Embedded image permalink] pic.twitter.com/j6MhMmJP4N [image: Embedded image permalink] Obama's 4 Part Strategy To 'Destroy' ISIS - http://news.antiwar.com/2014/09/10/obama-speech-sets-stage-to-expand-war-on-isis-into-syria/ Obama Speech Sets Stage to Expand War on ISIS Into SyriaSyria Insists Uncoordinated US Strikes Would Be Considered Aggression by Jason Ditz, September 10, 2014 Print This | Share This During his high-profile Wednesday night speech, President Obama promised he “will not hesitate to take action against ISIS in Syria... more »

Thursday Linkage

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
Well, this semester is off to a brisk start, and I can’t say I’m fully recovered yet from #APSAOnFire, though the subsequent events near AU added considerable intrigue to what transpired. I watched the president’s speech on ISIS tonight, and I think my wife summed it up best, he looked like he wanted to give Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Accepts A U.S. Request To Train Moderate Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the phone with Saudi King Abdullah from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington September 10, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Saudi Arabia Agrees To Host Training Of Moderate Syria Rebels -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The agreement, outlined by Obama's aides on the night of his speech to the American ... more »

Reaction And Commentary To President Obama's Speech On U.S. Policy Towards The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Reaction To President Obama’s Speech About The Islamic State -- Washington Post* House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) (@GOPLeader via Twitter): “A President who has made ending the war on terrorism a central focus of his foreign policy must now make winning it a priority.” Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska): “I oppose the president’s plan to arm Syrian rebels at this time. I am gravely concerned by reports of ISIS seizing and utilizing U.S. weapons intended for those fighting against the Syrian regime, and we must have greater assurance that we aren’t arming extremists who w... more »

Obama Makes The Case For War Against The Islamic State. Orders U.S. Airstrikes On Syria. Is Deploying More U.S. Troops To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Obama Makes The Case For War Against ISIS As He Promises To 'Take Out' The Terror Group In Iraq AND Syria: 'You Will Find No Safe Haven' -- Daily Mail* * Obama mocks the 'Islamic State' as 'a terrorist organization, pure and simple' * 'We will degrade, and ultimately destroy' ISIS 'through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy' * The US is committed to attacking ISIS in Syria as well as Iraq: 'You will find no safe haven' * Four-point plan includes airstrikes, support for Iraqi army units, counter-terrorism activities to hamstring ISIS, and renewed humanitarian ... more »

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

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 23 hours 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 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 & Ubiquity of Uniqueness

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 1 day ago
Barack Obama addressing the nation on ISIS. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool) To be clear: September 10, 2014: September 3, 2014: May 15, 2014: November 24, 2013: October 3, 2013: October 13, 2012: August 11, 2012: April 16, 2012: October 21, 2011: June 29, 2011: March 29, 2011: March 3, 2010: March 27, 2009: March 23, 2009: January 16, 2008:

(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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago
"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it." - Joseph Conrad


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


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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Sen. Paul Speaks at Hearing on Demilitarization of State Law Enforcement

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
this is an orange solving the mystery of wtc7 zero: an investigation of 9/11

“Repressing the Inner Voice: Giving Away Power”

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

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