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Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Contrasts… In New Hampshire's Congressional Elections

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 25 minutes ago
This anti-Frank Guinta ad (above) that the DCCC is running in the Manchester, Portsmouth and Rochester media markets of eastern New Hampshire is meant to show voters that Guinta is "outside New Hampshire’s mainstream." Fortunately Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter runs her own campaign and ignores the DCCC sand their messaging. This is a third-rate self-referencing ad that might work among Beltway partisans but says little to regular New Hampshire voters. As are the vast majority of DCCC expenditures, it's pretty much a waste of effort and a waste of money-- although, no doubt, it ... more »

GARDASIL : « La décision que je regretterai toute ma vie » ! par Wendy Barnes Early

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 26 minutes ago
[image: Courtney- Gardasil] *GARDASIL :* « *La décision que je regretterai toute ma vie » !* Par Wendy Barnes Early et Paola Kansas, 10 septembre 2014 voudrais partager avec vous toute l’histoire de Courtney, tout ce qui est arrivé à ma fille après qu’elle ait reçu le vaccin Gardasil. – Heureusement, elle n’a reçu qu’une seule injection. C’est au cours de l’été 2012 que j’ai conduit ma fille chez le pédiatre pour l’examen annuel de routine. Son médecin a vivement recommandé que Courtney reçoive le Gardasil, ce vaccin fortement recommandé pour les adolescentes. Trois ou q... more »

Juicy Stuff from LSE Comparing Hong Kong and Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 35 minutes ago
*Mountain of stimulants* Taiwan in Comparative Perspective has an issue comparing Hong Kong and Taiwan. Everything is available. Thanks, guys. Full Text of Volume 5 Introduction to Taiwan and Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective: Centres–Peripheries, Colonialism, and the Politics of Representation *Fang-Long Shih and Carol Jones* Lost in China: Mainlandisation and Resistance in post-1997 Hong Kong *Carol Jones* Taiwan's Colonial Experiences and the Development of Ethnic Identities: Some Hypotheses *Bruce Jacobs* Nuclear Energy Friend or Foe: The View from Taiwan and Hong Kong *Simona... more »

Musical Interlude: Mars Lasar, “Seven Tears”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Mars Lasar, “Seven Tears” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtmk_MCDFAI

Musical Interlude: Mars Lasar, "Valley Of The Giants"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Mars Lasar, "Valley Of The Giants" "Yosemite Valley on the wings of an eagle only as Mars Lasar can take you. This transcendent musical adventure is a multi-sensory journey through one of the world 's most magical creations of nature, Yosemite Valley. Cd produced in 2006. See more from Mars at www.marslasar.com" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CiiIHkMe74

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 hour ago
*Don't Hit Panic Button: Rob Ryan Guarantees Better Defense ~Barry Hirstius, Who Dat Dish * *Churchill Downs Inc. seeking to sell Fair Grounds ~Ted Lewis, New Orleans Advocate *

The War On Syria Is Back On: Obama Declares War On Syria - Why The Real Target Is Assad, NOT ISIS! (What I Have Been Saying For Months Now!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
I am truly sick and tired of all the bullcrap going around about this fraudulent "terrorist" group that conveniently goes by the ridiculous acronym "ISIS"….. People need to wake up damn fast and realize the bitter truth that this fraud group is absolutely and with out a shadow of a doubt just another US CIA, and Israeli Mossad, phantom group that is being used to set the stage for American invasion of the peaceful and innocent nation of Syria. Sadly, even now there are such idiots out there that do not realize that they are being played as suckers and dumb ass sheep that will bli... more »

Sure, you've traveled everywhere worth going, but have you been to -- North Korea?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*You haven't been to Mount Myohyang (and its scenic parking lot)?* *"A lot of people don't know they can even come here, and then when they get here they say it's not what they were expecting. They think it's going to be all doom and gloom and death and sad faces."* *-- 27-year-old Australian Rowan Beard of YoungPioneers, a pioneering tour operator in North Korea* *by Ken* If planning your next destination fills you with dread because you've been to everyplace good, and especially everyplace your friends have been to, take heart and think of these magic words: *North Korea* Wha... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Bright spiral galaxy NGC 3169 appears to be unraveling in this cosmic scene, played out some 70 million light-years away just below bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Its beautiful spiral arms are distorted into sweeping tidal tails as NGC 3169 (left) and neighboring NGC 3166 interact gravitationally, a common fate even for bright galaxies in the local universe. In fact, drawn out stellar arcs and plumes, indications of gravitational interactions, seem rampant in the deep and colorful galaxy group photo. *Click image for larger size.* The picture spans 20 ar...more »

Chet Raymo

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Broken Web”* by Chet Raymo “Every fall, when a mysterious seasonal alarm clock tells them to go, the monarch butterflies of our New England meadows set off on one of the most remarkable migrations in the animal kingdom. They wing their way to a tiny patch of forest in the mountains of central Mexico that they have never visited before, where they are joined by millions of their cousins from all over eastern North America. They rest and feed and wait out the winter. Then, in the spring, they set out for northern meadows, breeding and dying along the way. There will be no Mexic... more »

History: "What Was the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"What Was the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest?"* By David Crossland "In September 9 AD, Germanic tribesmen slaughtered three Roman legions in a battle that marked the "big bang" of the German nation and created its first hero - Hermann. This battle represents nothing less than the birth of the German nation, a devastating victory over three Roman legions by Germanic tribes in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. The battle created the first German hero, Arminius, or Hermann as he later became known, a young chieftain of the Cherusci tribe who led the rebellion and was hailed for ce... more »

"What They Are Capable Of Being..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

"Being Proud of Who You Are"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Being Proud of Who You Are" by Dr. Kevin Ross Emery "We have been told that pride goeth before the fall and that pride is not just a sin, but one of the seven deadly sins. Of course we also have the idea that we should take pride in our work, be proud of our country, our loved ones, and our accomplishments. But no matter how hard I looked, I could not find a definitive list of the prides I should or should not have, and which prides I can justifiably have as a patriot without landing in the depths of hell for eternity. Though I did get the impression that I could be proud of the c... more »

School Board Privatization: Committee for a Better _________ (Your City Here)

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
Not far from my home, on a vacant lot next to a major highway, I noticed an advertisement for our upcoming local school board elections. The name of the candidate is not familiar to me, but each time I pass the board, I wonder, “Who is funding you?” The purchasing of local school board races […]

Power and the Land

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

“The Human Need for a ‘Higher Purpose’"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Human Need for a ‘Higher Purpose’"* by Evolutionary-Metaphysics "One of the more compelling reasons why some people hope for the existence of a purposeful creative process is because it can give a sense of meaning to their lives. Believing in a purposeful process is like having faith that our existence is orderly and meaningful, whereas to reject the possibility of purpose is like resigning yourself to the notion that our existence is ultimately meaningless, mindless, and possibly chaotic. The idea that consciousness has some kind of higher purpose has always been popular bec... more »

"How Is One To Live..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You conti... more »

"The Search for Truth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The Search for Truth" By David Chandler “Some people might wonder what motivates a physics teacher to get up and talk about religion and world issues. I am not a professional political scientist or sociologist or theologian. But I am a concerned citizen and a thinking person. To be a scientist does not mean you have to be a one-dimensional person out of touch with life beyond the lab. Physics used to be called natural philosophy. It is a branch of philosophy in that it is part of the quest for truth. The same thing that motivates me to ponder the true nature of the physical world ...more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Kahlil Gibran, “The Asylum”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Asylum”* by Kahlil Gibran "I was strolling in the gardens of an insane asylum when I met a young man who was reading a philosophy book. His behavior and his evident good health made him stand out from the other inmates. I sat down beside him and asked: ‘What are you doing here?’ He looked at me, surprised. But seeing that I was not one of the doctors, he replied: ‘It’s very simple. My father, a brilliant lawyer, wanted me to be like him. My uncle, who owns a large emporium, hoped I would follow his example. My mother wanted me to be the image of her beloved father. My sister... more »

"Beheading" video- ISIS beheads UK "hostage" David Haines

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
Ok, I can't pass this shit up- It's way toooo theatre of the absurd Another beheading video- but, nothing is shown Went back to get it off of You Tube and it's gone!! (if you see it leave a link?) This is so formulaic. But, not credible. Other then from a catapulting the propaganda point of view? The video I saw didn't show the decapitated head prop at the end. And like all the beheading videos, prior there is no beheading shown You know what else was interesting? In the video I saw.. the ISIS guys says that David Haines served with the Royal Air Force... Curious? The video below is... more »

"Remembering to Pause: Beyond Reacting"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Remembering to Pause: Beyond Reacting"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Remembering to pause and take a breath before we react can shift the energy of the outcome. We have all had the experience of reacting in a way that was less than ideal upon hearing bad news, or being unfairly criticized, or being told something we did not want to hear. This makes sense because when our emotions are triggered, they tend to take center stage, inhibiting our ability to pause before we speak. We may feel compelled to release the tension by expressing ourselves in some way, whether it’s yelling b... more »

[September 2013] Nusra Front Suicide Bomber: We Will Avenge Osama bin Laden if the Americans Come to Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*On Wednesday, September 10, President Obama said he would expand U.S. airstrikes against ISIS (the Islamic State) and hit them in Syria.* *Video Title: Nusra Front Suicide Bomber: We Will Avenge Osama bin Laden if the Americans Come to Syria. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: September 21, 2013. Description:* This footage is taken from a longer video showing al-Qaeda's Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) invasion of the ancient and mostly Christian town of Maaloula, the world's only town where Aramaic is still spoken by its inhabitants. The suicide bomber, Abu Musaab, is seen sending a... more »

Obama Buggers Europe: Sanctions Deepen the Recession

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Excellence from James Petras via Canadian Dimension* *Worth reading the whole piece. Seriously.* The Obama Administration actively pressured Europe to impose harsh sanctions on Russia in order to defend the violent takeover (‘regime change’) in the Ukraine. England, France, Germany and the rest of the European regimes gave in to Washington’s demands. Russia responded by imposing reciprocal sanctions, especially on agriculture goods, and is establishing alternative trading partners and increasing trade with China, Iran, Latin America and Africa. The sanctions policies occur at a time... more »

Tweets of the Week

Rodger Payne at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Though I’ve been blogging at the Duck of Minerva for more than 9 years, I haven’t posted much content for several years. My last post here was in mid-February. You can find maybe half a dozen posts in 2013 and 2014. It’s a terrible record. Embarrassingly, I had to look up my username just to log in. There Continue reading

Endless Tritium in Our Environment

Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
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The Adherents of the Repeated Meme

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"We next went to the school of languages, where three professors sat in consultation upon improving that of their own country.* *The first project was, to shorten discourse, by cutting polysyllables into one, and leaving out verbs and participles, because, in reality, all things imaginable are but norms.* *The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health, as well as brevity. For it is plain, that every word we speak is, in some degree, a diminution of our lunge by corrosion, and, consequently... more »

Wales

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
"Not exactly the British Empire's finest moment... If you lose Scotland, you're down to the One Corner of Ireland that Doesn't Hate You.... And Wales. "A country with so few natural resources, it has to import vowels..." *A "small" Chinese Coal Mine (Nationalised)* *A LARGE Chinese Coal Mine.* *Monbiot the Fool again asks completely the wrong question:* *Why would you house people within 500m of an open cast quarry - the people are mobile, the natural resource is not.*

The Significance of Eric Prydz's Call On Me

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
It wasn't one of my favourite dance songs of the 00s, but thanks to its video Eric Prydz's *Call On Me* is probably the best remembered, if not notorious video of that decade. And yes, believe it or not it's ten years to the day since its official release. If you really must watch it again here it is, and here's the *even worse* unofficial follow-up. They're not work safe or suitable for folk afflicted with ooooh matron! syndrome. Bizarre it may seem now, *Call On Me* was something of a seminal moment. By the time of its appearance, a recrudescence of sexual objectification of wome... more »

More Movie Madness

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 6 hours ago
Why am I using my blog to dream up a plot for a Hollywood depiction of radical revolution? We all know that I used to type passionate denunciations of the sickening system we find ourselves in. But after a few years of doing that, I started to think that it was pointless. To continue to fulminate online without doing anything about it is the worst pomposity. So, I tried to organize something big in the 3-d world. Alas, the 3-d world let me down. I am, at present, trying to work with local activists on the issue of affordable mass-transit, but I am finding the meandering and lack of ...more »

Satire: "Obama Unable to Sleep After Learning Limbaugh Liked His Speech"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Obama Unable to Sleep After Learning Limbaugh Liked His Speech"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “President Obama has had two sleepless nights since learning that Rush Limbaugh praised his speech about Iraq and Syria this week, a White House source confirmed on Saturday. According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the President has been unable to sleep since Limbaugh complimented him on the air and has been seen pacing back and forth in the Oval Office in a way that aides described as “worrisome.” “When he heard that [House Speaker John] Bo... more »

Sunday Sayings

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
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Ronald Reagan And The Democratic Party-- Who Really Left Who?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Blue Dog scum spend their time in Congress voting with the Republicans. They are the foundation, along with the Wall Street-owned New Dems, of the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. And sooner or later, the Blue Dogs tend to jump the fence and officially become Republicans-- though not before the DCCC wastes millions and millions of dollars trying to prop them up. Steve Israel, a Blue Dog himself, recruits Blue Dogs and advises them to vote with the Republicans on core issues and them pours money into their districts… and then feel badly when they switch to the GOP. The most ... more »

Terminal Something

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 7 hours ago
September 13, 2014 Seems like, this week, the Empire moved from terminally stupid to terminally insane, declaring an “air war” on IS in Iraq and Syria (even though we already have around 1500 “advisors” –all wearing boots, as one wag … Continue reading →

What Happened To The Actor Who Played Young Forrest Gump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*What Happened To Actor Who Played Young Forrest Gump? We Caught Up With Him -- Al.com* MOBILE, Ala. -- The young Forrest Gump is all grown up now. Michael Conner Humphreys is 28 years old and in college studying international relations. He lives in Corinth, Miss., has a daily job and goes to college. "It's not bad around here. Has its ups and downs like most small towns," Humphreys said. "Everybody knows me, even if I don't know them." He's very modest when it comes to talking about "Forrest Gump." *Read more* .... *My Comment:* My "feel-good" story .... and last post for today... more »

NSA Continues To Claim That Edward Snowden Did Not Raise Concerns About Surveillance Programs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A view from helicopter of the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 29, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing *Edward Snowden Did Not Raise Concerns About Surveillance Programs: National Security Agency -- Radio Australia/AFP* *The US National Security Agency (NSA) was unable to find evidence that whistleblower Edward Snowden ever raised concerns internally about its sweeping surveillance programs.* The US National Security Agency (NSA) says it has been was unable to find evidence that whistleblower Edward Snowden ever raised concerns internally about its sweepin... more »

SATURDAY AT THE THEATRE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago

Collective Imagination Video: with Heather

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
Good evening everyone! Here is the video of the Collective Imagination show from last week, with Lisa, Brian, Heather and I answering some of the questions that were posted on facebook and skype before the Sasha Stone interview. There were a few glitches in the video that stopped recording near the beginning, but those glitches are now ironed out. Enjoy!

Does ISIS Demand A Radical Rethinking of U.S. Middle East Policy?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
Let's leave aside the fact that the majority of ISIS is made up of pig ignorant barbarians who behead people for fun, take women as slaves, employ child soldiers, commit mass killings, and *spread previously eradicated diseases such as polio*. They are a plague. It's self-evident. We don't need to hear denunciations from the Bullshiter-In-Chief to be against ISIS. But is ISIS an enemy of the United States? Has it attacked Washington's embassies, military personnel, military sites, civilian buildings? No. It has done none of that. But it has received training, arms, military guid... more »

ISIS Demands A Radical Rethinking of U.S. Middle East Policy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
Let's leave aside the fact that the majority of ISIS is made up of pig ignorant barbarians who behead people for fun, take women as slaves, employ child soldiers, commit mass killings, and *spread previously eradicated diseases such as polio*. They are a plague. It's self-evident. We don't need to hear denunciations from the Bullshiter-In-Chief to be against ISIS. But is ISIS an enemy of the United States? Has it attacked Washington's embassies, military personnel, military sites, civilian buildings? No. It has done none of that. But it has received training, arms, military guid... more »

Common core doesn't fix the real problem of education– poverty.

skrashen at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
PUBLISHED in the Christian Science Monitor Weekly Magazine, September 15, 2014 *Common core doesn't fix the real problem of education– poverty.* Arguments for opposing the common core presented by Gov. Jindal ("Common Core: Bobby Jindal says Obama forcing a national curriculum," August 27) do not include the reasons many professional educators and researchers oppose it. A central argument is that there is no need for a radical change in curriculum or testing. Substantial improvement will come only when we deal with the real problem: Poverty. When researchers control for the effect ... more »

Adventures in canning: Orange Marmalade...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*a challenge. * I've discovered that like with beets, the world is evenly divided into those who love orange marmalade or those who cringe at the thought of eating it. I happen to love it and in a moment of insanity decided, "Hey, how about making your own?" Well, okay then. Out came my trusty canning books and then a trip to the internet to compare methods. I think there as many ways to make orange marmalade as there are oranges in the world. I, however, being a purist, decided it had to be *real* marmalade concocted without added pectin (which according to marmalade snobs is ... more »

Peaches Geldof's Wedding - "The Pig Shrine"

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*Matthew 7:6 - Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.* *Consider that the Cohen Family is nominally Jewish -* *Quote:* *"FotoPod was thrilled to be a part of Peaches Geldof and Tom Cohen’s wedding. Peaches married rocker Tom Cohen in the Kent village of Davington at Bob’s house on a beautiful September afternoon. They couldn’t have picked a better day for it – the sun was shining bright for the happy couple at Sir Bob Geldof’s Kent home.* *FotoPod set up shop in the... more »

Sept. 13: I'm used to getting some pretty bozo flyers from...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
...our Conservative Member of Parliament, Robert Goguen. But the latest is a real stunner. It poses a question. Do you think Canadian citizenship is a right? and two circles to check --- Yes, citizenship is a right. No, it is a privilege and must be earned. I don't even know what those two questions mean. Is it a right? Of course. I was born here. I have a right to be a Canadian citizen. I don't have to earn it, and I don't have to ask Mr. Harper's permission. Is it a privilege and must be earned? No. Not if you're a citizen by birth. Yes, if you're an immigrant. (Though I'm not su... more »

Obama's ISIS project is nothing but a pretext to murder and destroy Syrian society

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 9 hours ago
The US military-finance-corporate empire (US-Empire) is characterized by (LINK): global military projection using over 1000 military bases control over the global finance instruments (and the money supply) corporate exploitation of labour and resources on the scale of entire continents dominant influence on World organizations such as the United Nations a demonstrated willingness to

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden May Get Asylum In Switzerland

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Switzerland would be unlikely to extradite Snowden if the whistleblower testified in the country against the NSA. Reuters *Lawyer For Edward Snowden: Positive Developments In Switzerland But Issues Still Remain -- Firedoglake* The attorney general of Switzerland did a review of whether National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden would have to be extradited to the United States if he came to the country to testify as part of an inquiry into NSA surveillance. He concluded that Snowden would be safe from extradition, however, “upper-level government commitments” might still ... more »

Moffat Accredits the Memes: Part IV - "...By the way, which one'sPink...?"

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*"Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar.* *You're gonna go far, you're gonna fly high,* *You're never gonna die, you're gonna make it if you try; they're gonna love you.* *Well, I've always had a deep respect, and I mean that most sincerely.* *The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think.* *Oh by the way, which one's Pink..?"* *-The Man,* *Pink Floyd,* *Have a Cigar* *All Red Herrings are Truly Pink.* *A Soldier So Brave He Doesn't Need a Gun...* *"Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out, that he'd melt my bra... more »

Moffat Accredits the Memes: Part III - I Am Legend

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*"…it means… I don’t know. It means, basically, that some movies are clearly being made by Invisibles and they contain messages for other Invisibles. Invisibles talking to each other in ther own secret language… the movies are signals, they let us know that others are out there…”* *Getting a bit Meta - Patrick Troughton as Robin Hood* *The Time Travelling Zionist Crusader Robots are Back.* *And they have acquired the habit of Christening people (specifically, peasants) to death* *Are they affiliated with the Annunaki..?* The Annunaki came to Earth to mine Gold. Perhaps the... more »

After The White House Released The Details Of A Failed Hostage Rescue Mission In July, Remaining ISIS Hostages Have Since Been Dispersed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. journalist James Foley was beheaded by an ISIS militant. The horrific killing was recorded on video. YouTube *Military Source: ISIS Hostages Dispersed After Revelation Of Foley Rescue Mission -- FOX News* After the administration released details of the July mission to rescue journalist James Foley and others in Syria, intelligence suggests ISIS dispersed the remaining hostages to multiple locations, making them harder to locate, a military source told Fox News. In addition, the source added guard forces around the hostages doubled while widely publicized reporting about the ... more »

WHAT TO DO WITH ISIS?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
*Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS* *Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.* By Phyllis Bennis President Obama is right: There is no military solution to the problem of ISIS. Military actions will not set the stage for political solutions; they will prevent those solutions from taking hold. The bottom line is there is no immediate action that will make ISIS disappear, even if U.S. airstrikes manage to get the right target somewhere and take out an APC or a truc... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
My interview with Anbar’s Governor Ahmed Dulaimi was picked up by Business Insider along with my article on IS attacks upon Iraq's Yazidis. I was mentioned in Vox's "3 numbers that explain why ISIS will be so hard to destroy." My interview with Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi on the Iraqi insurgency was cited in "ISIL's Political-Military Power in Iraq" by Michael Knights in the CTC Sentinel.

Military Officers on Women in the Infantry: Five For, One Against

Edward H. Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
Contenders for the Marine Corps Association’s Major General Harold W. Chase Prize, ($3000, publication, and a plaque) are supposed to “propose and argue for a new and better way of “doing business” in the Marine Corps. Authors must have strength in their convictions and be prepared for criticism from those who would defend the status quo.” Therefore Continue reading

If You're Wondering Who's Worse, The Democrats Or The Republicans, You're Missing The Entire Point-- Which Is Exactly What They Want

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Greg Sargent asked yesterday about the latest manifestation of a left-right alliance, this time against unconstitutional war. If the "left" and the "right" are forming an alliance, who is it aimed at? Who are they fighting? [T]here are internal disagreements among Republicans over how to vote on the narrower question of arming the rebels, with some conservatives demanding a vote on this separate from one on the “continuing resolution” temporarily funding the government. The White House wants GOP leaders to package the two together. This is more than just an arcane Congressional p... more »

Slain Journalist’s Mother Says Family Was 'Threatened' By U.S. Official Over Ransom

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Foley Family Says Was 'Threatened' By U.S. Official Over Ransom: ABC -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a U.S. official who warned that family members could be charged with supporting terrorism if they paid a ransom to his Islamist captors, ABC News reported on Friday. ABC News quoted Foley's mother and brother as saying a military officer working for President Barack Obama's National Security Council had told them several times that they could face criminal charges if they paid a ransom. The White House refu... more »

Aisha North: A short update on the energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
A short update on the energies by Aisha North September 13, 2014 The days may be growing shorter on one half of your planet, but the amount of light is ever increasing. So too today, as your wonderful benefactress the Sun will continue to send out her generous gifts of loving emissaries, all sent out to touch every heart on this planet. Granted, whoever these rays of light encounter, they will be apt to react in all sorts of manners according to their genetic make up. For this is in every aspect both a collective but also an individual process, all set up to maintain the needs of... more »

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON PROPOSED MISSILE DEFENSE BASE

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Comments to Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Continental United States Interceptor Site* TO: Missile Defense Agency MDA.CIS.EIS@BV.com Our organization is opposed to any of the four proposed interceptor sites in Maine, Ohio, Michigan or New York. First reason is because of enormous cost, especially at the time of severe economic hardship for people across the nation. Secondly, the proposed GMD program is severely underperforming in its testing phase and has long suffered from corruption. Thirdly, development of the interceptor base at a... more »

Iraq / Syria situation - ( Weekend Updates September 13 - 14 , 2014 ) Political internal and external , battlefront updates for Syria and Iraq ,

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 11 hours ago
Saturday Morning Tweets and Links ..... *Rami(ط)* @RamiAlLolah · 19m #Turkey told the Americans behind closed doors: We've requested your help many times in north #Syria but you never responded; why now?! *Kalashnikitty* ‏@CustosDivini 1h #*ISIS* uses Turkish weapons to attack the Kurds http:// m.skynewsarabia.com/#/web/article/687594 … pic.twitter.com/4vR1ayvpeY via @ *kovandire* #*OSINT* #*Iraq* #*Syria* Retweeted by Mark *archicivilians* @archicivilians · 1h NEW MAP: Battles of N-#Daraa / E-#Qunaitra - Rebels advancing in #Qunaita and NW-#Daraa toward SW-#RifDimas... more »

Gardasil: The Decision I Will Always Regret by Wendy Barnes Early

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
[image: My Gardasil Nightmare] Gardasil: The decision I will always regret *By Wendy Barnes Early* *Paola Kansas* Sane Vax, Inc, 10 September 2014 I want to share with you all Courtney’s story and what happened to my daughter after receiving the Gardasil vaccine – thankfully she only had one shot. In the summer of 2012, I took my daughter to her Pediatrician for her routine annual exam. Her doctor strongly recommended that Courtney receive Gardasil because they highly recommend this vaccine for teens. Within 3-4 weeks after Courtney had her first and only Gardasil vaccine, sh... more »

Ukraine situation ( September 13 -14 ) Humanitarian effort in South East Ukraine completed as Russian Trucks return to Russia after dropping off supplies ...... Updates on Ceasefire Status and Ceasefire Protocol implementation..... Tweets of the morning .......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 12 hours ago
http://openeuropeblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/what-impact-could-this-round-of-russian.html Friday, September 12, 2014 What impact could this round of Russian retaliatory sanctions have on Europe? In our continuing effort to bring increased transparency to the murky issue of sanctions we’ve compiled some initial thoughts on the likely Russian retaliatory response to the EU’s latest sanctions – published in full here and which we already analysed in detail here. There are a few key measures which Russia is said to be considering: 1. *Banning or limiting the import of cars (and poss...more »

Health Benefits Of St. John's Wort

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
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Supplemental: A tale of four (rather shaky) sources!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014What Ray Rice said to Goodell:* Increasingly, the Ray Rice matter has become a fascinating study of cable press corps procedures. These procedures flourished in the traditional press corps before cable became as dominant as it now is. In the procedures we have in mind, pseudo-journalists select their official target. They then commence their morally pleasing Group Chase. From that point on, almost everything you are told will be selective, tilted, slanted, perhaps a bit misleading. Just consider the recent excitement about ESPN’s “four sources.” The ... more »

Islamist Fighters In Syria Release Video Of Their Training Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Inside Jihadi Boot Camp: Islamist Fighters In Syria Release Video of Training Programme Showing Extremists Abseiling Down Rock Faces, Descending On Zip Wires And Even Learning How To Destroy A TANK -- Daily Mail* * Video shows extremists training at so-called 'Black War Training Camp' * Soldiers seen stalking through wood and leaping from armoured truck * Professionally shot clip also shows off high-tech camera equipment A powerful group of Islamist fighters in Syria have released a professionally made video showing the training programme their fighters are going through at a 'Blac... more »

THE QUALITIES OF GOOD SCHOOLS ARE NO SECRET.

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 12 hours ago
THE QUALITIES OF GOOD SCHOOLS ARE NO SECRET.. via THE QUALITIES OF GOOD SCHOOLS ARE NO SECRET..Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

U.S. Is Confident That There Will Be A Strong Coalition To Confront The Islamic State, But Allies Are Becoming Reluctant

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*U.S. Banks On Strong Iraq Coalition, But Allies Are Hesitant -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough plan to fight the Islamist militants simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the United States directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake. The broad concept of a coalition has been accepted in Western c...more »

Caturday - also known as friday pussy in another life

Demeur at Demeur - 13 hours ago
Ebola carrying Russian terrorist get off my lawn or it'll be enough drones to take out the neighborhood for you. And take your hedge fund manager with you. No there isn't any gas or oil under the property worth drilling for and you can keep your GMOs to yourself thank you very much. Grown attached to my head and that's the way it will remain. Who's selling all those arms to ISIS or ISIL or ISICLE or what every they're called now? Must have made their mommas proud...Not! Easy to steal when your foe runs away. 1..2...3.. what are we fighting for? Don't ask me. I don't give a damn. ... more »

Bill Whittle: Tie-Dyed Tyranny and Pocket Gophers...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*why pocket gophers?* This is the first I've heard of protecting the pocket gopher - the most virulent, ugly, destructive little rodent ever to inhabit the earth. The complete eradication of this pest would be a blessing to the earth. But not in my neighboring Washington State: The species is currently listed as threatened by the state of Washington. In December 2012, a proposal was made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the gopher as threatened. It would apply to the four local subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher and their prairie habitat. Their prairie habitat in ...more »

What's draining American Wallets

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
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Zionists to OWN your country and the coming NUCLEAR FALSE FLAG

Papani at DeadBanksterSociety - 14 hours ago
*Daryl Bradford Smith interviews Professor Adrain Salbuchi of Argentina.* The interview is worth listening and its about plans by the Zionists to remodel Israel and the World. Only Islam stands in their way! Listen at this link http://iamthewitness.com/audio/Salbuchi/audioSalbuchi2014-09-11

The March Of Folly Continues

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://rabble.ca/ On Friday, the Harper government announced that it had ratified the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement with China. It has taken awhile. Apparently, several Conservatives were wary of the agreement. But, with the prime minister heading to China, they decided (or were told to) sign on to one for the Gipper. Jeremy Nuttall writes in today's *Tyee* that Gus Van Harten -- who specializes in foreign treaties at Osgoode Hall -- believes that Canada will lose big with this agreement: Van... more »

Pope Francis: World War III Underway

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Pope Francis walks inside the Austro-Hungarian cemetery at Fogliano in Redipuglia September 13, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stefano Rellandini *Pope Says World's Many Conflicts Amount To Piecemeal World War Three -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War, condemning the arms trade and "plotters of terrorism" sowing death and destruction. "Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep," Francis said in the homily of a Mass during a visit to Italy's largest war memorial, a large, ... more »

Proposed Anti-Terror Law in France Would Erode Civil Liberties

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
image source Jillian York *Electronic Frontier Foundation* A proposed anti-terrorism law in France has freedom of expression advocates concerned. The bill, as our friends at La Quadrature du Net frame it, “institutes a permanent state of emergency on the Internet,” providing for harsher penalties for incitement or “glorification” of terrorism conducted online. Furthermore, the bill (in Article 9) allows for “the possibility for the administrative authority to require Internet service providers to block access to sites inciting or apologizing for terrorism” without distinguishing... more »

5 Reasons to Expect Police Brutality to Get Worse Before it Gets Better

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Isaac Davis Few things are more disturbing than looking at the news each day to find yet another shocking case of American police officers using excessive brutality and belligerence against the public. There is no justification for this, and as the list of egregious rights violations by the police grows, more Americans may finally be waking up to what many of us have known for years: our nation is becoming a police state. With the proliferation of portable handheld and dashboard video cameras, and with the ability to upload and share videos on the Web, people can see for themse... more »

ZEROHEDGE: Panic On The Streets Of London ... Can Scotland Ever Be The Same Again?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-12/panic-streets-london-can-scotland-ever-be-same-again *Panic On The Streets Of London ... Can Scotland Ever Be The Same Again?* Submitted by GoldCore on 09/12/2014 12:39 -0400 *There is now less than one week of campaigning remaining before the Scottish Independence Referendum, which takes place next Thursday, September 18.* The pro-union ‘no’ vote campaign is back in the lead this week after the latest opinion poll from pollsters YouGov put them at 52%, marginally ahead of the pro-independence ‘yes’ campaign. The referendum question being as... more »

Cattle Mutilations: "I See Dead Cows" - Toward a Mutilated Vision of Reality

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*[An interesting contrarian perspective on the cattle mutilation phenomenon by Alejandro Agostinelli - SC]* *Cattle Mutilations: “I See Dead Cows” – Toward a Mutilated Vision of Reality* By Alejandro Agostinelli – Factor 302.4 They return every so often, especially when the weather grows cold and the media runs out of stuff to talk about, or the story runs afoul of a hungry editor starving for a juicy ration of paranormal ghoulishness. The flaps of “cow mutilations” or cases involving “cattle mutilations” represent a branch phenomenon of popular ufology or the urge to find eviden... more »

The Case for Civility

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
Noah Smith puts it well: most of our arguments are over things like Obamacare, or antipoverty programs, or financial regulation-- issues on which reasonable people can and do disagree. If you’re uncivil in this sort of situation -- if you call your opponent an idiot, or a liar, or a nastier name simply because you think his or her argument is bad -- you’re basically being overconfident. You’re assuming that there’s essentially no chance that you’re in the wrong, so it’s in the public interest for you to rail against your opponent and score points with the crowd. If you do this, ther... more »

Foolishly, Crackpot Republican Die-hards Are Still Running Their Crazy War Against Women

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Study: Wisconsin Republicans fear and loathe women even more than other Republicans do Today is the twentieth anniversary of Joe Biden's Violence Against Women Act, signed by Presdient Clinton on September 13, 1994. It had broad bipartisan support and passed the House 235-195 and the Senate 61-38. Needless to say, the opponents were conservatives, who almost immediately went into action trying to undercut it on every level after it became law. Reauthorizing VAWA has become more difficult as time went by, as fewer and fewer Republicans were willing to support something that flies so d... more »

Europe Folds To Russian Demands To Delay Their Free Trade Deal With Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Russia Wins Delay In EU-Ukraine Trade Pact -- Reuters* * Ukraine will continue to have preferential access to EU * Russia worried about pact's impact on its industry * Trade talks part of Ukraine peace process-EU official (Adds Ukrainian minister's quote) BRUSSELS, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The European Union and Ukraine agreed on Friday to delay the implementation of their free-trade pact until the end of next year in a concession to Russia, which had complained its industry would be hurt by the deal. Russia and the West are bitterly at odds over Ukraine, and the European Union and Un... more »

Richard Bush: US will stick hand in 2016 presidential election in Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*This dog is not to happy about it either.* *UPDATE*: Taipei Times report Media reports about longtime Taiwan expert Richard Bush's insistence that the US will have a voice in the Taiwan election have sparked a controversy here in Taiwan. FocusTaiwan notes: Speaking at a conference on "Relations across the Taiwan Strait" at the Brookings Institution on Friday, Bush said he was confident that the United States will express its views some time or in some way on how American interests "will be affected by Taiwan's elections." He said the U.S. faces a dilemma. On one hand, it believes... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*College Refuses Reinstatement Of Anti-Israel Prof* The University of Illinois’s board of trustees voted 8-1 Thursday to reaffirm the college’s decision to revoke a job offer to a controversial academic after he made anti-Israel remarks on Twitter. The vote hardly marks the end of the saga, however, as both protests and a possible lawsuit loom in the future. Steven Salaita, who was slated to begin teaching at the school’s Department of Native American Studies this fall, drew ire over the summer when hundreds of anti-Israel tweets made during Israel’s recent Gaza incursion came to... more »

DRAGON 'fires up' for flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 15 hours ago
[image: E-3A Sentry]The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort -- known as the DRAGON program -- to upgrade the cockpits of their E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. DRAGON stands for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation. And just as its name suggests, finding parts for the aging AWACS fleets is a main concern for both the Air Force and NATO. "As original equipment manufacturers discontinue support to 40-year-old avionics, replacement parts are becoming harder and harder... more »

Thales nears flight tests for Royal Navy Crowsnest bid

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 15 hours ago
[image: AW101 ASaC]Thales UK is gearing up to begin flight tests of the heavily revamped and updated Cerberus airborne early warning system it is pitching for the UK Royal Navy’s Crowsnest competition. The up-to-£500 million ($806 million) contest will see a total of eight AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin HM2 helicopters equipped with the mission kits, to replace the navy’s current fleet of aged Westland Sea King 7s, which will begin to be retired from 2016. Lockheed Martin is prime contractor on the effort, with Thales and Lockheed itself competing to supply the radar and operator equip... more »

Investigative Journalist Finds America’s Nuclear Missiles In Need Of TLC

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 15 hours ago
[image: LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM]The US military still acknowledges having about 4,800 nuclear weapons, but a journalist finds need for improvement in the people, systems and equipment that maintain them. The book *Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety*, is the distillation of six years work by Eric Schlosser and focuses a lot on the way good intentions aren’t enough. “In the last few years, there have been some remarkable scandals in the Air Force with launch officers being caught using illegal drugs, cheating on exams.”60 Minutes”... more »

Accused not to be disbelieved merely because they want to be acquitted

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
R v DeJeage: 2014 NUCJ 21 (i). The Defendant's motivation to lie [434] In arriving at a decision on the credibility and reliability of the evidence of the Defendant, the Crown urges the Court to take into consideration the Defendant's motivation to lie. The Crown argues that the Defendant will be inclined to hide from the truth in order to escape the personal consequences that would flow from a conviction and or sentencing. [435] This same argument might be made of any citizen who is charged with a criminal offence. The Crown would have this Court automatically discount a Defend... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*The Greenie solution to traffic jams* *The usual authoritarianism* Owning a car should be `outlawed' to force people on to public transport, a senior Labour MP has suggested. Motorists who want to drive should instead be forced to join communal `car clubs' where the cars are shared by drivers and used only when needed. Dr Alan Whitehead, a Labour MP for Southampton Test and a member of the Energy and Climate Change select committee, said the increase in car ownership would lead to `something approaching a national traffic jam before 2040'. He claimed that radical action would b...more »

Military Source: Troops On The Ground In Syria 'Absolutely Crucial' To Defeat ISIS

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Brandon Turbeville As the threat of nuclear war hangs over the world as a result of NATO meddling in Ukraine, Russia has once again warned Washington against military aggression. This time, however, the warning comes in the context of the Syrian crisis where the United States and NATO are considering “targeted airstrikes” against what it claims would be ISIS fighters but what would actually be, almost assuredly, the forces of the secular Syrian government. While the desire to strike Syria has publicly manifested itself on a number of occasions, Obama stated ... more »

Ukraine PM Says Putin Is Trying To Destroy The Country As Heavy Fighting Reported In Parts Of Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Photo: REUTERS *Ukraine PM Says Putin Trying To Destroy The Country -- The Telegraph* Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accuses Vladimir Putin of trying to destroy Ukraine despite truce deal Ukraine's prime minister said on Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and that only Nato could defend the ex-Soviet republic from external aggression. "We are still in a stage of war and the key aggressor is the Russian Federation ... Putin wants another frozen conflict (in eastern Ukrai... more »

Now Entire ISIS Opposition Command Mysteriously Blown Up in 'Unexplained' Explosion

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
*Truthstream Media* This has got to be the most Orwellian moment of Obama's perpetual warmongering yet. It is now being reported by Breitbart that suddenly, "Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic 'moderates' opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State," just a day after Obama vowed to fight ISIS in Syria... So who exactly is Obama writing all those checks to again anyway? If this doesn't tell you how scripted this whole situation is, we aren't sure ... more »

Stunning Aurora from Solar Storm yesterday 9 12 2014. Gorgeous and Amazing

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 16 hours ago
I believe this is the prettiest picture I have ever seen of an Aurora from a Solar Storm. The big CME hit the Earth yesterday 9/12/14. This picture was taken in Maine of the Aurora. It is so colorful. Normally Auroras are mainly green but this one is stunning in all the colors in it. Enjoy. The picture was on Spaceweather. As predicted, a pair of CMEs hit Earth's magnetic field in

UPDATED: A reader writes...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*A reader writes:* *Just had an interesting visit with my local bank today [September 12]. I am a free-lance writer and one of my clients uses direct deposit. They tried to do so two weeks ago, but it bounced back. Went into my branch, sat with the manager -- she apologized because things were tough right now, what with the Home Depot Hack job, and all. . .yada, yada, yada. . * *I smiled and said, "yes, that and the Fed and Sept 30 and all." She agreed and said she should probably take a vacation right about then. in addition, just got an email from the magazine -- now thei... more »

Frankinsects: flying little pricks

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
I'm going to post two different articles here..... then walk away. Just sayin'. ps: We just recorded the first edition of Transpicuous News Show- focusing on Health issues such as "Ebola", Dengue fever, and EV D68 "polio like" virus. I'll post it here as soon as it's uploaded. Thousands of Genetically Modified Insects Set For Release [image: Anthony Gucciardi] *by* Anthony Gucciardi *September 6th, 2013* Updated 05/07/2014 at 6:19 pm 71 comment 172 [image: genetically modified flies1 Thousands of Genetically Modified Insects Set For Release]Just when you thought genetically modif... more »

A Look At Those Who Want To Fight For The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Islam Yaken, the "Hipster Jihadi." INSTAGRAM/I_YAKEN *The Three Types of People Who Fight for ISIS -- Graeme Wood, New Republic* *A breakdown of the most evil group on the planet * In February 2012, a young, beefy Egyptian named Islam Yaken took a shirtless selfie and posted it on a Facebook competitor called vk.com. The picture wouldn’t have attracted attention outside his circle of friends, were it not for the photos of himself he tweeted two years later. In that time, the Wahlberg wannabe with tidy, cropped hair had transmogrified into a bushy-haired hipster with heavy-rimmed gl...more »

Aisha North: A short update on the energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
A short update on the energies by Aisha North September 9, 2014 By now, you will all in some way have perceived that your path is no longer the same as it was only a few steps back. And what do we mean by that? Simply that as you have stepped forth, you have also allowed the light to carry you even further. For with every step you have taken yourselves, the light has added considerable momentum to your trajectory, and as such, what once was, is no longer, and your future have been rewritten in ways that will bring many a project to conclusion while simultaneously bring many new on... more »

Aisha North: A message from Mother

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
A message from Mother by Aisha North September 12, 2014 And so here we are, and once again I am delighted to have this opportunity to speak to you all through this channel. And once again I say be well dear ones, and be happy, for you have accomplished something that no one could have hoped would happen so quickly in this time and age, for as you stepped forth to lift the mantle of darkness from my shoulders, you simultaneously set us free from the anchors that have held us all tethered to the old. And now, we can all sail freely into the blessed waters of tomorrow. For now, we w... more »

Gaia Portal: Structures of intuition are solidified

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*Structures of intuition are solidified* by ÉirePort Structures of intuition are solidified. This enables Hue-Beings to find energetic connections to essences required for next Ascension protocols. Secondary energy grids support the primary. Fathoms of shadows are now en-Lightened. Presumptive pathways have been cut. Dramas are ending. Clarity is the only reality. ÉirePort | September 13, 2014 at 08:56 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-sx

White House Says We Are At War With The Islamic State, Contradicting U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry's Earlier Remarks That We Are Not

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*WH: 'We Are At War' With ISIS -- The Hill* The United States is at war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), the White House and Pentagon said Friday, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly declined to use that phrase. “In the same way that we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates around the globe, we are at war with ISIL,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby echoed that sentiment, telling reporters that while the effort was "not the Iraq war," they should "make no mistake... more »

Graphs at a glance: How policy makers use averages to rip-off half the population

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 18 hours ago
In an earlier post we pointed out that London is sucking the life out of the UK. Were we being fair?   It is certainly true that London has a greatly disproportionate share of the UK's economic activity. One consequence is things in London cost more, from the price of a pint to the price of a house.  So are people in London paid more than in the rest of the UK so they can afford higher

Saturday Interview: Catriona Grant

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
Catriona Grant is from Edinburgh and has been active in the Trotskyist and women's movements. Presently a social worker, Cat is also campaigning for a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum. You can follow her on Twitter here. - Do you regularly read blogs? If so, which ones? Not really, I probably read your blog the most regularly. I used to read Richard Seymour's Lenin's Tomb and get sucked into Socialist Unity but the past year I don't tend to follow blogs any more. I will look at blogs if they flagged up on facebook or twitter. Male leftist blogs bore me now, I much prefer radical... more »

Physics Myths: "The Big Ban(k)" Theory

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Ah yes! "The Big Ban(K)" theory!!! That theory from which all other "accepted" theories and scientific "Laws" are derived from. Did I say Derived? Science as a Derivative? teeheehee I think I made a pun. ...... ......Or is it? http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/09/11/eliminating-the-mother-of-all-physics-myths/ Eliminating the mother of all physics myths Posted by The Watcher on September 11, 2014 [image: Eliminating the mother of all physics myths] Today if you are one of the lucky physicists who is supported by mass media you can say anything you want and it wi... more »

The Real Reason Why President Obama Gave His Address To The Nation On Wednesday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
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Air Force commander sees no long-term future for A-10

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: A-10C Thunderbolt II]The beloved A-10 Thunderbolt II has reached the end of its useful life and the money spent maintaining the plane used for close air support could be better spent elsewhere, the new commander for Mountain Home Air Force Base told the Idaho Statesman this week. "The A-10 provides a valuable mission. However, there's other aircraft out there that can do the same mission as the A-10," said Col. David Iverson, who took command of the 366th Fighter Wing in February. The Idaho Air National Guard has 22 of the planes at Gowen Field in Boise. Three other Air Nati...more »

ISIL hit U.S. F-15 with anti-aircaft batteries captured from Iraq

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-15E Strike Eagle]Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been operating anti-aircraft batteries stolen from the Iraqi military. Officials said the U.S. military has determined that ISIL deployed an unspecified number of anti-aircraft artillery to counter Western air strikes in northern Iraq. Western diplomatic sources said ISIL struck at least one U.S. aircraft. They said an F-15 fighter-jet was hit by ISIL fire in late August that damaged the hydraulic system and forced the aircraft to land in neighboring Turkey. Read more

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Air Force's newest aerial target took a major step toward preparing warfighters downrange with a realistic fourth-generation replication of what they may face on the battlefield. The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron here. "This test was the culmination of years of planning and aircrew training specifically tailored to stand up the next generation of full-scale aerial targets," said Lt. Col. Ryan Inma... more »

DRS Technologies to Provide Ship Self-Defense Hardware for U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers and Amphibious Ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS)]DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that the U.S Navy has awarded the company access to a $31.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide command and control hardware products for the service’s Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS), used on Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. SSDS is a ship-borne battle management system that integrates elements of other combat systems to provide a flexible detect-control-engage capability that meets a ship’s self-defense and tactical situ... more »

Two Navy jets crash off Carl Vinson

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F/A-18 Super Hornet]Two Navy fighter jets embarked with the San Diego-based aircraft carrier Carl Vinson crashed in the western Pacific early Friday morning, Navy officials announced. Initial reports were that the two planes apparently collided, said Lt. Lauren Cole, a spokeswoman for the Navy’s 7th Fleet. One pilot was rapidly retrieved after the collision, which occurred while the carrier was approximately 250 nautical miles west of Wake Island, a coral atoll just north of the Marshall Islands. He was in fair condition receiving medical attention aboard the carrier. A sear... more »

Crimean Official: Russian Black Sea Fleet Ready to Homeport Mistral Ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]Russian Black Sea Fleet is ready to homeport Mistral-class ships, the development of the naval infrastructure is underway, acting Sevastopol governor told RIA Novosti on Friday. "I think that the Black Sea Fleet is prepared to homeport Mistral ships. The Defense Ministry plans to develop infrastructure for the fleet. There will be reconstruction and infrastructure development," the former deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Vice-Admiral Sergei Menyailo said. The official said that the Sevastopol base is already prepared to receive six Admiral Grigorovich... more »

Morocco, Third Buyer of French Arms

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mohammed VI (FREMM) firgate]With 585 million euros worth of purchases, Morocco was the third largest purchaser of French arms, after Saudi Arabia with 1.9 million euros, Singapore 651 million euros. This is welcome news to the French arms industry, which lost a bid to sell the French Rafale fighter for Morocco to the US, who supplied Morocco with 24 Block 52 F16s C in 2012 for $2.4 billion. The French arms industry compensated for the loss of the Rafale sale when Morocco purchased the aFrench and Italian joint mission Fremm Frigate. Named the Mohammed VI, the frigate is 142... more »

Anti-surface warfare capabilities of Gregorio Del Pilar frigates to be enhanced

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15)]Weaponry that will boost the anti-surface warfare capabilities of the two Gregorio Del Pilar frigates (formerly the Hamilton-class cutters) are now in the pipeline. “The weapons are now in the pipeline. Once installed, the anti-surface warfare capabilities of the two Gregorio Del Pilar frigates will be definitely boosted,” a military official said. However, he refused to comment on what type of weaponry the two Filipino frigates will be getting, except that it is capable of engaging naval surface targets at long range. Read more

Rheinmetall eyes rival KMW and Thyssen submarine arm

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Rheinmetall AG]German tank manufacturer Rheinmetall is interested in a takeover of rival Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and ThyssenKrupp's submarine business, German daily Handelsblatt said on Friday, citing unnamed company sources. Rheinmetall and ThyssenKrupp declined to comment. Krauss Maffei Wegmann was not immediately available for comment. Rheinmetall wants to bulk up in response to efforts by KMW to combine with French rival Nexter, a move designed to help them withstand defence-spending cuts, the paper said. Read more

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $234 Million for Nuclear-Submarine Support Work

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Toledo (Los Angeles class SSN)]The U.S. Navy has awarded a $234 million contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. The contract has a total potential value of $1.5 billion over five years if all options are exercised. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of this award, Electric Boat will provide design, engineering, material and logistics support, and research and development activities for active U.S. submarines and submersibles. Read more

If Scotland votes Yes, what happens to Trident?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Vanguard class SSBN]Since the start of the referendum campaign, the MoD has insisted that no contingency plans are being made for a relocation of Trident in the event of Scottish independence. They were relying, so they said, on the good sense of the Scottish people not to vote for separation. And even as the polls have swung towards a Yes vote, with its pledge of Scottish nuclear disarmament, the UK Government has repeatedly stressed that it has no plans to move Trident from Faslane and that it has not considered options for moving it. Some may consider this arrogant, shor... more »

Japanese submarine purchase would be historic and controversial

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]Australia’s move towards buying up to 12 Japanese Soryu submarines represents a historic and deeply controversial shift in national defence and military acquisition policy. If, as seems increasingly likely, political and industry leaders in Tokyo and Canberra can agree on terms, the Japanese submarines would be Australia’s first major strategic defence procurement from an Asian power and would significantly boost the country’s regional maritime power. The purchase stands squarely at the crossroads of government foreign policy and naval defence strategy, defen... more »

A Look At What Happens When An Intruder In A Pokemon Mask Decides To Run On The White House Lawn On The 9/11 Anniversary

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Moment Armed Secret Service Agents Took Down Intruder In Pokemon Mask On White House Lawn On 9/11 Anniversary -- Daily Mail* * Intruder dressed in bizarre Pokemon merchandise * Armed officers apprehended the unidentified man immediately * Man taken arrested and taken into custody * Onlookers tweeted '#pikachu' and '#yolo' Secret Service officers have apprehended a man who jumped over the White House's North Fence and appeared to be heading in the direction of the presidential residence. President Obama was not in the White House at the time of the incident, as he and wife, First ... more »

"It Will Be Unlike Anything Ever Seen in Recorded History"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is the first notice of serious concern regarding this volcano. On top of all that we are talking about this: 'Approx 8600 years ago, Bardarbunga produced the largest known lava flow during the past 10,000 years on earth (more than 21 cubic kilometers of volume). The lava was erupted from the Veidivötn fissure system and traveled more than 100 km to the south coast.' The quoted diameter is wrong. It is 6000 feet and not 6 miles. However it is part of the system that has dumped the above quoted volume so there is no comfort there. another source quote 80 sq kilometers th... more »

Cambodian Rat Meat: A growing Export Market

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Picture of rats being sold at the Cambodia-Vietnam border]* I find this rather interesting. If it did not pass a taste test, no market would ever develop. Yet it also proves something else. That this rodent and its many varieties can be generally collected easily enough and passed directly into the human food chain easily. This is promising as there are many situations in which the rasts could become actually welcomed. They can become our waste removal specialists in a well organized farming enterprise. Of course that means pest roofing infrastructure but tha... more »

Can This Mineral Power The Planet?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is attracting attention because the crystalline structure happens to be optimal for collecting light. thus a consistent twenty percent plus solar panel appears possible. As well the natural problems appear to be something we might successfully work around. At the same time we have almost run out of ideas with silicon and working up alternatives is a clear road. We started into silicon originally because we had ample exreience in working with it and not because it was the best raw choice. Lat is still soon enough though. *Can This Mineral Power The Planet?* *It may s... more »

An Amazing Video Of What A Nuclear Explosion Looks Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*One Of The Most Amazing Nuclear Explosions Ever Recorded On Film -- Sploid* As things get hotter between Russia and NATO, Putin is waving his nuclear dick around. Russia plans to conduct massive nuclear war maneuvers. Yesterday it successfully tested its new Bulava ("Mace") submarine launched nuclear missile, hitting its target with complete accuracy with its dummy warheads. The Red Fleet's Commander-in-Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov said that it blasted off from the White Sea, hitting its objective in the Russian Federation's far east minutes later. The Bulava can travel for 5,000... more »

John Friend on Aristocracy of the Blood w/ Dana Antiochus

John Friend at The Realist Report - 22 hours ago
I was a guest this evening on *Aristocracy of the Blood with Dana Antiochus* on Renegade Broadcasting. We discussed a variety of subjects. You can download the entire program *here*.

The Pentagon Wants A 'Jetpack' That Can Help A Soldier Break 'The 4-Minute Mile'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A jetpack for the Pentagon's "4-minute mile" project shaves 18 seconds off an individual's 1-mile time. (Image: Arizona State University) *Pentagon’s Experimental ‘4 Minute Mile’ Jetpack wows In Early Tests -- Washington Times* Researchers at Arizona State University were asked by the Pentagon’s research arm if they could come up with robotic devices to give individuals superhuman abilities. It was at that point that the “4 Minute Mile” Project (4MM) was born. Former ASU student and mechanical engineer Jason Kerestes teamed up with Dr. Thomas Sugar from ASU’s Human Machine Integra... more »

Returning Body Bags Of Dead Russian Soldiers Is Becoming A Problem For Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A freshly dug grave, believed by some locals to hold the body of a Russian paratrooper killed fighting alongside rebels in Ukraine, is seen at the Vybuty public cemetery in the Pskov region of northwest Russia in this August 27, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Dmitry Markov/Files *Special Report: Moscow Stifles Dissent As Soldiers Return In Coffins -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Late last month Yelena Tumanova was handed the body of her son in a coffin at her home in Russia's Western Volga region. Anton Tumanov was 20 and a soldier serving in the Russian army in the North Caucasus region of Che... more »

Awww! An ex-CIA director is captured for history in the company of his faithful companion

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*Leon Panetta (CIA director, 2009-11) and Bravo in their official CIA portrait, by Steven Polson, unveiled last week in the agency’s Directors’ Gallery.* *"I brought him to work with me in the director's office, and he sat in on a lot of the briefings on the bin Laden raid and never leaked a word about what was going on."* *-- Leon Panetta, to the *Washington Post *'s "In the Loop"team (which adds, "Well, that's what Panetta thinks")* *by Ken* What's more, "In the Loop" reports, "Folks at the agency, probably thinking Bravo had clearance, would pet him as he wandered about during m... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Elysian Fields”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Elysian Fields” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuZa1I5mgcc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Colorful NGC 1579 resembles the better known Trifid Nebula, but lies much farther north in planet Earth's sky, in the heroic constellation Perseus. About 2,100 light-years away and 3 light-years across, NGC 1579 is, like the Trifid, a study in contrasting blue and red colors, with dark dust lanes prominent in the nebula's central regions. *Click image for larger size.* In both, dust reflects starlight to produce beautiful blue reflection nebulae. But unlike the Trifid, in NGC 1579 the reddish glow is not emission from clouds of glowing hydrogen gas excited by ultraviolet light from... more »

America Will Soon No Longer Be No. 1

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *America Is On The Verge Of Losing Its Place In The World As No. 1 -- Business Insider* The U.S. economy is the largest economy in the world. But it wasn't always the largest. And it's unlikely to remain the largest economy for much longer. The chart above comes to us via Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid. "As Alexander, Rome and Britain fell from their positions of absolute global dominance, so too has the US begun to slip," Reid writes in a new note to clients. "America’s global economic dominance has been declining since 1998, well before the Global Financia...more »

"The Whole Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues." - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"

Paulo Coelho, “The Dead Man Who Wore Pajamas”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Dead Man Who Wore Pajamas”* by Paulo Coelho "I remember reading a piece of news on the Internet that a man was found dead in Tokyo on 10 June 2004, dressed in his pajamas. So what? I imagine that most people who die wearing their pajamas either a) died in their sleep, which is a blessing, or b) were in the company of their relatives or on a hospital bed – death did not come quickly, so they all had time to grow used to “the undesirable one,” as Brazilian poet Manuel Bandeira called it. The news goes on: when he died, he was in his room. So, the hospital hypothesis is out and ... more »

"The Rhythm Of Living..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress." - Bruce Barton

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Meet Jamal Maarouf, Syria's Most Moderate Rebel Leader Supported by the US Govt.

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
An excerpt from, *"The Frontman vs. al Qaeda: Meet Jamal Maarouf, the West's best fighting chance against Syria's Islamist armies"* by Susannah George, Foreign Policy, March 11, 2014: Maarouf says he would be open to Western support, and it's not hard to see why his political and religious views make him a potentially attractive partner for those concerned with the rise of Islamist extremists. "I love my country and I am a practicing Muslim," he explains, "but my religion preserves dignity and freedom for other people as well." The rebel commander says he's fighting for an inclusi... more »

Chet Raymo, “Examination of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Examination of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo "I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery,” a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade - the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesapea... more »

The Poet: Tom Disch, "What to Accept"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What to Accept"* by Tom Disch "The fact of mountains. The actuality Of any stone - by kicking, if necessary. The need to ignore stupid people, While restraining one's natural impulse To murder them. The change from your dollar, Be it no more than a penny, For without a pretense of universal penury There can be no honor between rich and poor. Love, unconditionally, or until proven false. The inevitability of cancer and/or Heart disease. The dialogue as written, Once you've taken the role. Failure, Gracefully. Any hospitality You're willing to return. The air Each city offers you to breat... more »

"Choose One..."

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

"You Are the One You Are Waiting for: Turn to Yourself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"You Are the One You Are Waiting for: Turn to Yourself"* by The DailyOM "Ultimately, you are the one. We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path. There is nothing wrong with this and, in fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help. However, it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, we can very safely rely upon ourselves. We carry within us everything we need to know to make progress on our paths to self-realization. The outer world serves as a mirror. Or to use another metaph... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

A Look At U.S. Foreign/Military Policy Failures

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *The Failures Of US Foreign/Military Policy -- Jack A. Smith, Foreign Policy Journal* The United States insists on throwing its formidable weight around and being recognized as world hegemon, but refuses to take any responsibility for the great number of negative results that emanate from its constant military and political interventions in the affairs of other states and regions. At this time of great conflict in the wo... more »

Russia And China Criticize The U.S. Over Missile Defense

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states in Dushanbe on September 12, 2014. © RIA Novosti. Mikhail Klimentiev *Bloc Led By Russia And China Criticizes U.S. Over Missile Defense -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A security bloc led by China and Russia took a swipe at the United States on Friday, saying the development of unilateral missile defense systems would undermine global security. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which also includes four Central Asian states, did not name the United States in a statement issued at a summit in the Tajik capital... more »

“Jon Stewart's Hilarious and Definitive Rant About Obama's New ISIS Strategy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Jon Stewart's Hilarious and Definitive Rant About Obama's New ISIS Strategy”* 'This can't be fixed by waving a magic bomb.' By Janet Allon “Jon Stewart put together a brilliant extended piece last night on President Obama's shift from measured military action to pretty much declaring war on ISIS. The late-night comedian noted that Obama once said 'we can't play Muslim extremist whack-a-mole," which is Stewart's least favorite version of that game. But seriously, polls say that 65 percent of America supports bombing Syria, which is "a full 15 percent more than those who can find S... more »

Satire: “White House Vows to Use Every Synonym for War Against ISIS”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“White House Vows to Use Every Synonym for War Against ISIS”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid some confusion as to whether it had, in fact, declared war on ISIS, on Friday afternoon, the White House attempted to clarify matters by vowing to use “every synonym for war at our disposal.” After the Secretary of State John Kerry asserted that the United States was not at war, only to be contradicted later by the White House’s statement that it was, the White House spokesman Josh Earnest held a press conference to state that “no synonyms for war have been taken off... more »

Too Many White Male Officers In The U.S. Military?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Senior American commanders of World War II. Seated are (from left to right) Gens. William H. Simpson, George S. Patton, Carl A. Spaatz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, Courtney H. Hodges, and Leonard T. Gerow; standing are (from left to right) Gens. Ralph F. Stearley, Hoyt Vandenberg, Walter Bedell Smith, Otto P. Weyland, and Richard E. Nugent. Wikipedia *Army Is Worried Too Many White Men Lead Combat Units -- Washington Times* Sociologists worry lack of black officers will have detrimental effect on minorities U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers le... more »

China ascendant ? ( September 12 - 14 , 2014 ) -- With all eyes on Russia ( tensions with EU and US over Ukraine situation ) , China is slowly and quietly becoming the next global economic superpower ...... and without occupying any foreign lands......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-12/end-empire-de-dollarization-chart-china-and-russia-are-banking End Of Empire - The 'De-Dollarization' Chart That China And Russia Are Banking On [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/12/2014 21:06 -0400 - Afghanistan - China - Deutsche Bank - End of Empire - Global Economy - Iraq - Jim Reid - President Obama - Purchasing Power - recovery - Reserve Currency - Ukraine inShare History did not end with the Cold War and, as Mark Twain put it, whilst*history doesn’t... more »

moving ocean

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Floor studs wuth fused concrete from Ground Zero on 911

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 1 day ago
I wonder if this was saved for evidence? ZZZZZzzzzzz.....

Well, it was only music, and it's a school, you know, so . . .

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Manhattan P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village* *"We are very grateful for the years we were able to have [music teacher] Eve Zanni with us and for her contribution to the cultural tenor and atmosphere of the school."* *-- Michelle Farinet, parent coordinator at P.S. 41in Greenwich Village, in an e-mail to parents* *by Ken* Here are some parent comments quoted by DNAinfo New York's Danielle Tcholakian: "Music was one of the reasons we chose 41 -- I was just really impressed." *-- Shirley Brady, a fourth-grade motherwho'd known about Eve Zanni's extracurricularprograms and unusual teac... more »

ENTIRE LEADERSHIP OF ISIS OPPOSITION WIPED OUT BY ‘UNEXPLAINED’ EXPLOSION

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
"Most powerful armed group in Syria" takes massive hit *by* OLIVER LANE | BREITBART Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State. The blast in the Northwest region of Idlib, Syria on Tuesday killed senior members of rebel group the Ahrar-al-Sham brigade (AaS), including leader Hassan Abboud and 45 others including senior members from other rebel alliance groups, reports The Times. The Idlib region stand... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Battle of Waterloo' (1970)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor: *Cavalry, artillery, infantry, great aerial shots, Scottish bagpipes, beautiful women, a brooding Napoleon, Christopher Plummer .... this film has it all.

Al Jazeera Does A Program On Origins of ISIS, Forgets To Mention Its Own Negative Role

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
The Al Jazeera media channel, especially its Arabic version, has for years stoked the fires of sectarianism and terrorism in the Middle East, above all in Iraq. One of the reasons why there was passive acceptance of ISIS in Sunni communities in Iraq when the terrorist group started taking over cities in a rapid fashion is because Al Jazeera and other politically-driven media channels had spread propaganda against the Iraqi government for several years. Alienated Sunnis were ripe for the taking in Iraq because they had been brainwashed by Al Jazeera. The channel continuously frame... more »

Independence For Scotland: Vote YES On Scottish Independence -Scotland Finally Has A Chance To Get Free From The British!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
For a change of pace in terms of my articles here at this blog, I figured I would chime in on the vote that is coming this week, the 18th of September, for Scotland to vote for independence from the United Kingdom. For the longest time, after the call for vote on this referendum was cast months ago, the NO vote was well out in front, which at the time meant that the people of Scotland were satisfied with the "status quo" and originally were going to cast their vote to stay in the union... However, some major changes have occurred over the last few months and now all polls show the Y... more »

The Arab Fall

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
The Arab Spring has gone from peaceful demos in favor of democracy to Saudi Arabia training a sectarian army to defeat a terrorist group. — Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) September 12, 2014 An excerpt from, *"The Arab Fall"* by Jared Feldschreiber, World Policy Blog, October 1, 2012: "Real democracy in the region is still a long ways off, said *Foreign Affairs' *Jonathan Tepperman, and there is little the United States can do to compel good democratic governance. “It would be a mistake to think this is all about the United States,” Tepperman said. Western policymakers long sup... more »

Obama’s ISIS Strategy: A Clausewitzian Perspective

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Much ink has been spilled over the last few days concerning President Obama’s speech on Wednesday evening regarding ISIS, as well as how his strategy will face many challenges going forward. Some cite that he does not go far enough, others that he has not fully laid out what to do in Syria when he Continue reading

If You're Wondering Who's Worse, The Democrats Or The Republicans, You're Missing The Entire Point-- Which Is Exactly What They Want

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Greg Sargent asked yesterday about the latest manifestation of a left-right alliance, this time against unconstitutional war. If the "left" and the "right" are forming an alliance, who is it aimed at? Who are they fighting? [T]here are internal disagreements among Republicans over how to vote on the narrower question of arming the rebels, with some conservatives demanding a vote on this separate from one on the “continuing resolution” temporarily funding the government. The White House wants GOP leaders to package the two together. This is more than just an arcane Congressional p... more »

Diabolical Deceptions, Dengue Fever and Dirty Nuclear Politics

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Richard Wilcox, PhD “I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” - *Tom Waits * This article is a further investigation into a recent story I reported on which was based on a trusted Japanese source. The Japanese government may have been involved in hanky-panky by using dengue fever in order to scare the public away from gathering in Tokyo's major parks and prevent any huge anti-nuclear protests from occurring (1). I mistakenly reported in the original article that the date of the protest to be held was September 27th, when in fact it was to be on the 23rd. ... more »

Vote YES On Scottish Independence – Scotland Finally Has A Chance To Get Free From The British

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Michael Snyder Scottish voters finally have the opportunity to fulfill William Wallace's dream of a Scotland that is free and independent of England forever. All they have to do is vote yes next week. Without a doubt, a divorce from the British would be quite messy, and life would probably be more comfortable in the short-term if Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom. But hopefully the people of Scotland are looking beyond short-term concerns. Today, the United Kingdom is a horribly repressive Big Brother police state that is dominated by bureaucratic control freaks. You ca... more »

Space Weather Update ( September 12 , 2014 ) Government Expert: “There’s been a giant magnetic explosion on the sun… it’s pointed right at us” — CBC: “One of the biggest possible” solar flares — “Strong G3 level” predicted for Earth on Saturday .......... TV: Largest nuclear operator in US “prepared to take action if needed, to protect our systems

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://www.vox.com/2014/9/12/6140209/the-earths-getting-hit-with-two-modest-solar-storms-next-time-we-may An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. This image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows a blend of light from the 171 and 304 Angstrom wavelengths. NASA/GSFC/SDO DON'T MISS STORIES. FOLLOW VOX! The sun fired off two giant bursts of charged plasma in our direction earlier this week. They hit the Earth's magnetic field Thursday night and midday Friday, creating strong geomagnetic storms that may cause disruptions to th... more »

Strategy Revealed: Make Syria "Look Like a Nail"

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Bernie Suarez The Obama speech is done. Those hypnotized by his lies ponder his message. The U.S. has the "authority" to attack ISIS/ISIL. The U.S. will enter the sovereign nation of Syria without permission because apparently it doesn't need permission. Obama in his usual deceptive talk, had the usual smirk on his face as he narrates his role in the now well established global empire of oppression, the U.S. empire. The new world order is here. Spread the word. The mass psychopathy is at an all time high, only this time there is no one to stop this violent empire. Is there anyone...more »

TSA Tries to Screen Man After He Arrives at Destination

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Kahler Nygard* They tried to get me to do additional screening of my Body after I was already off the plane and headed out of the airport. I ended up leaving the airport without incident from the Denver police. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Stanford designs ant-sized radio to control 'Internet of Things'

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
A Stanford engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna. Read full story *here*. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

CNN: Scotland May Leave the UK, So U.S. Should Apologize for Revolution and Rejoin UK

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Truthstream Media* The pathetic desperation of monarchs and megabanks is being heard far and wide at the idea that Scotland might actually vote itself independent of the Crown...but here in America, we have one journalism professor promoted by CNN who believes we should come crawling back begging for forgiveness and a chance to take Scotland's place. Quote: "David Wheeler says the U.S. would be better off if we apologized for our revolt and joined the U.K." because "We hold this truth to be self-evident: Brits have a superior society." Visit TruthstreamMedia.com *Get truth ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*What Can We Expect From The Anti-Islamic State Coalition? -- John Vandver/Jennifer Svan/Matt Millham, Stars and Stripes* U.S. officials are working hard to build a broad, international coalition to combat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. What’s unclear is whether the international effort will produce a coalition of consequence or one in name only. At the NATO summit last week, the U.S. announced formation of a 10-nation “core coalition” that includes nine NATO members plus Australia. It has since grown. *Read more* .... *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- Septe... more »

ISIS is a Fictional Villain to Perpetuate the War on Terror

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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Early Warnings

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*First phone following August 7th 1998 Double Event:* *Albright : **"My God Pru, I had no idea your embassy was so vulnerable..."* *Ambassador Bushnell : **"Madame Secretary, I sent you a letter..."* *Albright : [Silence]* October Surpise 2000 : The Israeli Attack on USS Cole from Spike EP on Vimeo . *U.S. missiles pound targets in Afghanistan, Sudan* *The El Shifa Pharmaceutical Industries factory lies in ruins, hit by U.S. cruise missiles * *Retaliation for bombing of U.S. embassies in eastern Africa* *August 20, 1998* *Web posted at: 5:53 p.m. EDT (2153 GMT)* *WASHINGT... more »

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence* *Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam* *by Martin Luther King, Jr* *Dr. Martin Luther King at Riverside Church, New York City, April 4, 1967* *Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City:* I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join with you in this meeting because I am in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the organization which has brought us together: Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam.... more »

World News Briefs -- September 12, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Kerry Says Comfortable U.S. Will Form Broad Anti-ISIL Coalition -- Reuters* ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he was comfortable that the United States would form a broad-based coalition to fight Islamic State militants but said it would not be appropriate for Iran to be involved in the efforts. Kerry has been touring the Middle East to build support for President Barack Obama's plan, announced on Wednesday, to strike both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier to defeat Islamic State Sunni fighters that control swathes of both countries. *Read mor...more »

The Bennis Plan: Here is a Real Strategy for Dealing with ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
The Bennis Plan: Here is a Real Strategy for Dealing with ISIS. Source: The Real News. Date Published: September 12, 2014. Description: Military strategies have failed, only a political and diplomatic solution will work

Meet The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party-- Still Undermining The Affordable Care Act

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Far right extremist and anti-health care fanatic Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is running for Mary Landrieu's Senate seat. Yesterday his bill to allow substandard health insurance policies to be sold on the open market-- even if they are just scams that cheat consumers-- passed the Republican-controlled House 247-167. Every single Republican-- including the fake moderates-- voted for it… and they were joined by the usual suspects from the Democratic side of the Chamber. 25 Blue Dogs and New Dems from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party crossed the aisle and voted with the GOP. Extr... more »

Is President Obama Correct When He Touts Yemen And Somalia As Successful U.S. Counter-terrorism Campaigns?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Touting Yemen, Somalia As Success Stories, Obama Sets Low Bar For Iraq -- Michael Pizzi, Al Jazeera* The US trumpeted its success in fighting Al-Qaeda affiliates in those nations, but eliminating them proved impossible As he laid out his plan to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State insurgency, President Barack Obama told the nation Wednesday night that he planned to pursue the extremists who have seized much of Syria and Iraq just as the U.S. has done “successfully” in Yemen and Somalia. For those familiar with the ongoing collapse of those two states, Obama set a ... more »

Canadian Broadcasting Company: American shakedown: Police won't charge you, but they'll grab your money

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
In the U.S., a cash-grab by police and government is dressed up in terms like “interdiction and forfeiture,” or “the equitable sharing program.” (CBC) *The corporations posing as governments are getting desperate for cash now...** -AK* http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/american-shakedown-police-won-t-charge-you-but-they-ll-grab-your-money-1.2760736 American shakedown: Police won't charge you, but they'll grab your money *U.S. police are operating a co-ordinated scheme to seize as much of the public’s cash as they can* By Neil Macdonald, CBC News Posted: Sep 11, 2014 5:00 AM ET Last Upda... more »

Just for Fun

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago
A friend sends the following puzzle. Find the X that fits in this sequence: *16 06 68 88 X 98* For those who don't get it, I will post a hint in a few days.

The Bloodshed In The Central African Republic Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A man waves a machete in a protest against French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) *The Central African Republic’s Forgotten Crisis -- The Nation* *This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus.* Take a look at the World section of nearly any mainstream news outlet and the main story will be Iraq, Syria, Ukraine or Gaza—all of which are suffering acutely from their respective conflicts. Yet even together they hardly enjoy a monopoly on gruesome civil wars or protracted refugee crises. At a time of so ... more »

Supplemental: Susan Reimer gets it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014What Edie Dugan said:* People shouldn’t punch other people. It’s especially true that people who are much bigger and stronger shouldn’t punch those who are smaller. The NFL seems to have a fair number of players who engage in domestic violence. We’d love to see the Players Association step in and make something good happen. What would something good look like? We thought Susan Reimer got it right in this part of yesterday’s column in the Baltimore Sun: REIMER (9/11/14): Experts on the subject are filling the airways right now, and *there is hope this ve... more »

The Trammps - Disco Inferno

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Lazy. So here's a cut from my top 100 songs of the 70s. Let's disco!

EU And The U.S. Impose New Russian Sanctions. Russia Responds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*EU, U.S. Impose New Economic Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine -- Globe and Mail/Reuters* The European Union and United States enacted a new round of sanctions against Russia on Friday over its role in Ukraine, including restrictions on financing for some Russian state-owned companies and asset freezes on leading Russian politicians. The EU and the U.S. government have been stepping up pressure on Moscow after its annexation of Crimea in March and what the West sees as an effort since then to further destabilise Ukraine by backing pro-Russian separatists in the east with troops a... more »

Murder is a Crime

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Yes, actually they were.* Well, they charged, prosecuted and convicted him in absentia in early 2001 with ordering the 1998 Embassy Bombings under RICO - and he had absolutely nothing to do with that either.

Supplemental: Shira Springer fully believes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014We’re not sure what or why:* What did the NFL know and when did the NFL know it? Like you, we have no idea. We’re in no position to say. We *are* in position to watch TV and evaluate the journalistic conduct. In that respect, we were struck by something we saw on last night’s Maddow show. Rachel was speaking with Shira Springer, sports enterprise reporter for the Boston Globe. Below, you see the first Q-and-A. Springer’s statement struck us as odd: MADDOW (9/11/14): So tonight we have the owner of the Ravens, as well as the NFL itself, disputing this r... more »

Can Ukraine Win The War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 *Can Ukraine Win The War In The East? -- Ian Bateson, Kyiv Post* When tanks and artillery entered the southern Donetsk Oblast from Russia on Aug. 27 it caught Ukrainian forces off guard, sending shockwaves through Ukraine’s leadership. Resistance quickly crumbled as the advancing forces took Novoazovsk and surrounding villages. With reports that Russian regulars led the offensive not Russian-supported Ukrainian ... more »

Sock Puppets for War...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*H/T to ZipADee who said in the comments:* The way you presented your thoughts in *this posting* motivated, and helped, bring it about. I'd heard of a.k.a. obama as a 'Sock Puppet' before, but the idea for this show came from your posting: let's go with that! The 'lunacy' of it all is better seen when we take off the 'OZ glasses!' Thanks! We need to quit focusing on Obama. He's a sock puppet. His handlers purposely keep your focus on him (can you say golf, vacations, tan suits, bad "optics") so they may maneuver behind the scenes unimpeded. And if anyone thinks that the "been a... more »

Hamas, Hezbollah fighting Israeli, ISIS terror

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
[image: Leaders of the REAL war on terror]Leaders of the REAL war on terror[image: Leaders of the REAL war on terror] *I just debated arch-Zionist WND Jerusalem correspondent Aaron Klein on Press TV. The topic: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s admission that Hamas is now militarily and diplomatically stronger.* Watch the debate between Kevin Barrett and Aaron Klein at Press TV Read the corrected transcript at Veterans Today

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