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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

16 Sept - Blogs I'm Following

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16th-century Painting of the Triumph of Christian religion by Tommaso Laureti in the Room of Constantine of the Raphael Rooms, Vaticano. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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A simplified chart of historical developments of major groups within Christianity. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Do Steve Israel And Debbie Wasserman Schultz Actually Work Against Democratic Candidates? Oh, Do They Ever!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 55 minutes ago
Today Maggie Haberman did a puff piece on the failed DCCC chairman Steve Israel. "My position as DCCC chair," he boasted, "has given me the opportunity to elevate House races and the midterms to some of the most influential and highest-profile donors in the country. Unlike in a presidential campaign, we’re spending millions of dollars in House races right here in New York." Israel has targeted 8 races in New York, 2 to protect endangered incumbents, Maffei in a deep blue D+5 district (Syracuse) and Tim Bishop in the Suffolk County swing district (R+2). Israel crony Kathleen Rice, ... more »

The Realist Report - Pastor Eli James & Joseph Atwill debate

John Friend at The Realist Report - 55 minutes ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined by two Christian and Biblical scholars who have radically different perspectives of the origins of Christianity, the historicity of Jesus Christ, and a variety of other topics relating to the Christian religion and ancient history. *Pastor Eli James*, author of *The Great Impersonation: How the Anti-christ has Deceived the Whole World*, and *Joseph Atwill*, author of *Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus*, will participate in a moderated discussion about these subjects. You can download the entire program *he...more »

Trifecta: Great Unraveling: Can the Threads of the American Tapestry Be Rewoven?

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 58 minutes ago
*I doubt it.* I think they're overly optimistic.

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - ChloroFluoroCarbons

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 hour ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 hour ago
*DiCaprio film magnifies the real climate change 'monster'* *Real problem is monstrous government programs that perpetuate poverty, disease and death * By Tom Harris and Bob Carter In Carbon, Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film about the “climate crisis,” we are told the world is threatened by a “carbon monster.” Coal, oil, natural gas and other carbon-based forms of energy are causing dangerous climate change and must be turned off as soon as possible, DiCaprio insists. But he has identified the wrong monster. The real one is the climate scare – something DiCaprio promotes with his sens... more »

The Pentagon Owns A Lot Of Real Estate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Pentagon's $800 Billion Real Estate Problem -- Matthew Gault, Real Clear Defense* *The U.S. Military Has No Idea What It Owns* The U.S. Department of Defense owns more than half a million properties worth in excess of $800 billion dollars. The military’s real estate holdings span the globe and, all together, sprawl across 30 million acres. Pentagon auditors can’t explain what half the properties are for—and doesn’t have a plan for finding out. All this according to a Sept. 8 report from the Government Accountability Office. The nearly trillion-dollar real estate glut is merely an... more »

The Spiritual Process: Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah On Dispassion, Illumination and Deification

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Wikipedia: * Metropolitan Jonah (born James Paffhausen Jr., October 20, 1959) is an American Orthodox retired bishop who served as the primate[1] of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) with the title The Most Blessed Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada from his election on November 12, 2008 until his resignation on July 7, 2012. Metropolitan Jonah was the first convert to the Orthodox faith to have been elected as the Primate of the OCA. Title: The Spiritual Process: Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah On Dispassion, Illumination and Deification. Source: Mi...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved." - Helen Keller

Psychology: "If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong*: *The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers"* by Cal Newport "*The Berlin Study:* In the early 1990s, a trio of psychologists descended on the Universität der Künste, a historic arts academy in the heart of West Berlin. They came to study the violinists. As described in their subsequent publication in Psychological Review, the researchers asked the academy's music professors to help them identify a set of stand out violin players - the students who the professors believed would go onto careers as professional performers. We'll ...more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "Ask Me"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Ask Me"* by William Stafford "Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made. Ask me whether what I have done is my life. Others have come in their slow way into my thought, and some have tried to help or to hurt: ask me what difference their strongest love or hate has made. I will listen to what you say. You and I can turn and look at the silent river and wait. We know the current is there, hidden, and there are comings and goings from miles away that hold the stillness exactly before us. What the river says, that is what I say."

President Obama Vs. His Generals

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, with U.S. President Barack Obama on the second and final day of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort near Newport in Wales on Friday. *Obama vs. The Generals -- Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post* Pity poor Gen. Lloyd Austin, top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East. Rarely has a U.S. general given his commander in chief better military advice, only to see it repeatedly rejected. In 2010, Gen. Austin advised President Obama against withdrawing all U.S. forces from Iraq, recommending that the president instead leave 24,000 U.S. ...more »

“Salt Is Not the Enemy. Guess What Actually Ruins Your Health Instead?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Salt Is Not the Enemy. * *Guess What Actually Ruins Your Health Instead?”* By Lynn Stuart Parramore “Just the other day I purchased a bag of roasted peanuts, sensing my mouth water in ancipation of the salty goodness. Wrong! I had accidentally bought the unsalted version. Folks, there are few things less tasty than an unsalted peanut, unless it's unsalted grits (yep, I'm southern). The reason I was subjected to such a monstrosity is that for years, the medical profession has been telling us that salt is bad and will cause high blood pressure and other health woes if we don't wat... more »

NY Common Core Debate: Dissecting Pro-CC Petrilli and Martin

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 2 hours ago
On September 9, 2014, Intelligence Squared hosted a debate on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which it entitled, Embrace the Common Core. The title is based upon the position that the organization assumes on the issue. In this post, I consider CCSS support connected to the Intelligence Squared debate as well as address given statements by both pro-CCSS debaters. The […]

the man with the knife

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Edward Steichen 1903 "The Corporation" Documentary

Did Putin Win The Ukraine War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel discussed in a phone call the situation around the current ceasefire regime and deliveries of gas to Europe. © RIA Novosti. Alexei Nikolsky *How Putin Got His Way In Ukraine -- Simon Shuster, Time* By agreeing to delay the full implementation of a trade deal with Ukraine, the European Union effectively accepted Moscow’s dominance After all the lives and territory Ukraine has lost this year, it’s easy to lose sight of the way its conflict with Russia began last winter, when Moscow tried to elbow its way into Ukraine’s economic pact with Europe. In r... more »

Implied terms of contract

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
Rankin Construction Inc. v. Ontario, 2014 ONCA 636: [29] Terms may be implied in a contract based on: (1) custom or usage; (2) legal incidents of a class or type of contract; or (3) the presumed intention of the parties, where the term is necessary "to give business efficacy to a contract or as otherwise meeting the 'officious bystander' test as a term which the parties would say, if questioned, that they had obviously assumed": *Canadian Pacific Hotels Ltd. v. Bank of Montreal*, [1987] 1 S.C.R. 711, at p. 775; see also *M.J.B. Enterprises, at para. 27; Double N Earthmovers*, ... more »

Confidential to the Dutch girl who faked her trip to Southeast Asia: You're in the running for the stupidest person on the planet

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Here's a friendly thought, Zilla: Now that you've established your claim to be the most pompous twit in the history of the human race, why not eat poison and die? (See, it's even a gastronomic thought!)* *by Ken* I know, I know, by giving her attention I'm only legitimizing this bimbo's self-aggrandizing, pretentious, wackadoodle bullshit, but I have to say, I'm kind of outraged -- not least because anyone is paying attention to this imbecilic stunt. Of course, *here I am, paying attention to it*. Well, so what? You wanna make sumpin' of it? Huh? You talkin' to me? In case you, l... more »

Is The U.S. Losing The Arms Race To Russia And China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenk *Here’s Proof We’re Losing The Arms Race To Russia And China -- David Francis, Fiscal Times* The United States still has the largest defense budget in the world, some three times more than China’s and over $500 billion more than Russia’s – and it will have the largest for years to come. The nature of spending in each country, however, gives Russia and China an advantage over the United States in a brewing global arms race. U.S. defense spending went up dramatically during the war on terror, but barring any dramatic strategy shifts, DOD spending is set to ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Privacy, Property and the #SurveillanceState

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Have you ever wondered why the right to privacy seems to have risen in importance even as rights in property have diminished? It is not altogether coincidental. “The ‘right to privacy’,” says legal scholar Arline Mann, “is a misguided attempt to save some shreds of certain [legitimate] rights while retaining a way to eviscerate others.” Yes, we each of us need privacy. But our need for something is not a claim on someone else. Privacy is a *good*, not a *right*. It’s not something to be recognised, it’s something to be earned. Civilisation itself is the progress toward a society... more »

“’Dr. Strangelove’ vs. ISIS”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“’Dr. Strangelove’ vs. ISIS”* by Barry Levinson “In the past there have been films about the absurdity of war and political madness. The Marx Brothers explored it in the brilliant “Duck Soup.” “The Mouse that Roared” looked at a country declaring war on the United States in order to get foreign aid; “Dr. Strangelove” showed the Cold War danger of blowing up the world with comedic precision. Satire has always been a method for us to explore our faults and false expectations of world order. But satire in the movies might be dead now, replaced by daily satire that is for real. We liv... more »

The Beghazi Scandal Refuses To Die

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review -- Daily Signal* As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, L... more »


Last month I suggested that Australian SAS forces were already in Iraq. I suggested this based on the assertion by an American neoconservative writers indiscreet wording in an article that said, “Western commandos such as Seal Team Six, Delta Force and the British and Australian SAS should also expand operations to carry out the kind of intelligence-driven leadership targeting that was an important part of the 2007-2008 surge”. The use of the word ‘expand’ and the tone of the narrative hinted that Australian SAS, together with other Special Forces, were already deployed to the regio... more »

The Economy: “Preparing for the Full Force of Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Click image for very large size.* *“Preparing for the Full Force of Reality”* by Dr. Jeff Lewis “The real economy is suffering and getting worse by the day. The imbalances created by giant finance will not go away, regardless of intervention. There is an odd phenomenon at work. Society is now fully accustomed to the disbelieving the gap. Yesterday, things were going well. The market went up in spite of itself. Tomorrow ought to be the same. Everything must be fine. The invisible hand is something that cannot be understood. It's like quantum physics; if you think you understand y... more »

Jonah Raskin : BOOKS | Cultural historian McNally takes readers on a long strange trip

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
For those who lived through the era and still care about issues of class, race, and gender, ‘Highway 61′ is the book to read about American music. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 [On Highway … finish reading Jonah Raskin : *BOOKS* | Cultural historian McNally takes readers on a long strange trip

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*U.S. Credibility And The Anti-ISIS Coalition -- Max Boot, Commentary * Last week a congressman asked me: Should I support President Obama’s anti-ISIS strategy even though it is likely to fail? Good question. And it’s not only lawmakers who are asking themselves that question. So are actual or potential U.S. allies from Europe to the Middle East. The most important people to be asking themselves that question are Sunni tribes in Iraq and Syria whose support is vital to defeat ISIS. But should they risk their lives in what could well be a losing cause? *Read more* .... *Commentari... more »

Healthy Lunches- Cinderella

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 6 hours ago
This post is sponsored by Intermountain Health Care. All opinions are 100% my own. If I am being honest, there are few things about parenting that I have shed more tears over than food and nutrition. My 5-year-old is about as picky as they come. She fights against eating almost every form of protein and I have sat at the table after a meal, frustrated that it felt like I just went through a battle. This year, as apart of Intermountain's LiVe Well initiative, I have been practicing new tips and tricks to get the nutrition in my child without the battle. For my little girl, food is ... more »

Doomed Democrats Throw Up Political Hail Mary Over NFL Domestic Violence

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
Facing a fate that will be the political equivalent of the stomping that the hapless Denver Broncos received in this year's Super Bowl, the clock is ticking down on the Dems and it's time to throw a Hail Mary. It had to thrill party strategists to no end when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on child abuse charges so soon after the notorious Ray Rice elevator smackdown. It has been apparent that team blue jackass is going to lose control of the Senate and having absolutely no real ideas to run on they have pounced on their cynical identity group wedge ... more »

Idiocracy: Obama Official Doesn't Know Geography of Country U.S. is to Bomb

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
In a sign of our sad times of moral and intellectual decline, a White House official involved in a briefing with reporters prior to dear leader's big speech on ISIS divulged the dismal quality of this administration. Going to war is a gravely serious matter and launching a new one - as Obama did with his nationally televised decree - should be seriously thought out. Shooting from the hip, particularly in an election year when politics take priority over reasonable decision making should be forbidden. There are long-term consequences to the nation as well as lives at risk whenever t... more »

Sept. 16: The new, reorganized Times and Transcript is even worse than the old one.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 6 hours ago
And the old one was wretched, indeed. I watch in amazement as blog readership climbs spectacularly in France, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Germany.... It must make them feel good to learn that our news media are worse then theirs. Typical is p. 3 which gives almost the whole page to just two stories, neither of any importance whatever. One is that tourism hotel managers will hold a meeting in Moncton. Who could possibly give a damn? The other big story? Moncton will have a display by all its tattoo artists. Be still, my heart. A4 is eleven, count them, eleven photos of children playin... more »

That’s democracy, David

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
I have to laugh at David Farrar getting angry because DotCon turns out to be a bigger blowhard than Winston Peters. For months and even years we have given Kim Dotcom a slight benefit of the doubt. He claimed back in 2012 that he had evidence John Key knew about him before 19 January 2012. He said he would produce this evidence in court. He never ever did. But he kept insisting he had the evidence…Most of us thought the evidence would be ambiguous at best, or inconsequential – but thought he would at least have something. But it seems he had nothing at all. The claime... more »

World News Briefs -- September 16, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Ebola Epidemic 'Spiraling Out of Control,' Obama Says -- ABC News* Declaring the Ebola outbreak a "threat to global security," President Obama today announced a significant American military effort in West Africa to help bring the spread of the deadly disease under control. "We have to act fast. We can't dawdle on this one," Obama said during a visit to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. "It is spiraling out of control, it's getting worse, it's spreading exponentially," he said. "If the outbreak is not stopped now we could be looking at hundreds of th... more »

Media and the Middle East (continued)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Following on from Sue's post - and in anticipation of Hadar at *BBC Watch *and Alan at *Biased BBC*'s takes on John Lloyd's *Archive on 4 - *I'd like to present my own precis of the historical portion of that particular programme. Before doing so I'd like to say that I found it an interesting programme. Parts of it were genuinely thought-provoking - so thought-provoking that I intend to expand on some of its points over the coming days (time permitting). I'd also like to register the point that any programme about media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which places so... more »

Perspective . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 7 hours ago
THANK-YOU, Mound of Sound.

Satire: "Kerry Claims U.S. Has Found a Moderate Syrian Rebel"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Kerry Claims U.S. Has Found a Moderate Syrian Rebel"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "In what Secretary of State John Kerry described as a significant foreign-policy coup, the U.S. claimed, on Tuesday, that it had successfully located a moderate Syrian rebel. Though Kerry did not elaborate on how the U.S. did so, he said that locating the rebel was “the culmination of a months-long effort.” The Secretary of State said that the Syrian had been appropriately vetted and was deemed “moderately rebellious.” “He definitely seems to be the sort of gentleman we can wo... more »

Israel's Army Issues A Warning That Hezbollah Is Capable Of Launching Major Raids Into Galilee

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Hezbollah operatives spotted near the northern border with Israel (photo credit: Courtesy/IDF) *Hezbollah Planning 'Large Raids' Into Galilee, Senior Army Source Says -- Jerusalem Post* Although war is unlikely now, small incidents can quickly escalate, officer warns; IDF will defeat Hezbollah, but conflict could drag out for as long as four months, he says. Although a war is unlikely at this time, the IDF is preparing to fight Hezbollah, which has developed new offensive cross-border capabilities alongside its massive arsenal of rockets and missiles, a senior military source sai... more »

Politics and Independence: How Do You Feel?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Better Together has been short on emotion, and all of a sudden it's there's shouting and bawling all over the place. Almost. The Prime Minister has ventured north from Westminster twice to make heartfelt pleas to Scottish voters. And Gordon Brown (Gordon Brown!) has been stomping around making the passionate case for the union. Too little too late when compared with the apparent enthusiasm of the Yes campaign? We'll only know for sure come Thursday. But I want to be indulgent for a moment. I want to pause, and reflect. Way, way back in October 2008, as ears were ringing to the caco... more »

Harry Targ : Obama and the myth that ‘war works’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
Twentieth century narratives of international relations are no longer relevant (if they ever were). By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Wednesday night, September 10, about the need to … finish reading Harry Targ : Obama and the myth that ‘war works’

Will The Reality And Dangers Of Climate Change Sour Big Business On GOP Extremists? Not So Far

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Conservatives were wily enough to realize-- long ago-- that democracies are tough ground for them. Campaigning on a platform of basically keeping the social order as it is-- the rich stay rich and powerful and the poor stay poor and powerless-- only works when rich people are the only ones allowed to vote. After working diligently to disenfranchise as many people as they could-- minorities, renters, women, young people, non-white people, ex-felons… anyone who isn't white, wealthy, male and old-- conservatives realized they would have to make common ground with riffraff. Nationalism... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Mr. Chairman Levin the 'good' Democrat that he is seen many wars come and go and supported them all he calls Col. Ann Wright warlike for saying no more war he's got it all mixed up Mr. Chairman Levin does everything to him is war these days even being faced with peaceniks he sees war

Supplemental: What a Cable Outrage Spectacular looks like!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014Springer and Hayes do cynical:* In theory, a great deal could be learned from a discussion of domestic violence. On cable, the current discussion has been transformed, to a large degree, into the latest entertainment/moral outrage spectacular. These episodes are good for business, less good for a societal learning curve. Everyone knows the basic steps in a cable outrage spectacular. First, a target is selected. Everything follows from that! Once a spectacular has begun, basic facts will be selected, discarded or distorted to drive The Preferred Cable Li... more »

Is Egypt About To Intervene In Libya's Civil War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Speaker of Parliament Aqilah Saleh met with Al-Sisi [Pictured above] in Cairo on August 26, after the meeting he told the Egyptian media that 'Sisi pledged to rebuild the Libyan army and assist with establishing a civilian police force'. *Egypt Prepares For Wider Attack On Libya With UAE Funding And French-Saudi Support -- Middle East Online* Egyptian armed forces are preparing for the execution of an extensive operation inside Libya in order to fight the revolutionaries and support the militias that are loyal to the UAE in Tripoli and Benghazi including troops commandeered by Bri... more »

Al Qaeda Calls For A United Front Of Jihadists Against The U.S. Led Coalition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Al-Nusra Front fighters standing near the Quneitra crossing between Israel and Syria. (screen capture: YouTube) *Qaeda Branches Urge Unity Against US-Led 'War On Islam' -- AFP* Dubai (AFP) - Powerful Al-Qaeda branches in Yemen and North Africa issued an unprecedented joint statement Tuesday calling for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged their "brothers" in Iraq and Syria to "stop killing each other and unite against the American campaign and its evil coal... more »

Kalamazoo Michigan mother loses home over one missed property tax payment

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
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Your Cells, Their Proteins and Superfoods

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
Credit: University of Edinburgh, via the Wellcome Trust Heather Callaghan In "She Used to Be In A Wheelchair - The TED Talk That Comes With a Warning" I showcase Dr. Terry Wahls who successfully reversed her debilitating multiple sclerosis with the application of nutrients and meditation. She talks about the importance "minding your mitochondria" and how lifestyle, diet and environment can switch genes on or off. Similarly, there are people reversing ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease using similar methods. What's cellular protein got to do with it? A whole lot! Turns out, you can ...more »

Cody Wilson: Modern Democracy is Derailed Train, Retrograde Abuses of Liberty

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 8 hours ago
*Activist Post* RT talks to Cody Wilson, the creator of the 3D-printed firearm dubbed “The Liberator”. When asked why he supports decentralized power after all the "progress" society has made from tribal societies to federal power, Wilson responds: I'm seeing nothing but, from my perspective, a train in perpetual derailment, retrograde abuses of liberties, in that there is no concept the real human rights. It's just something we use to go like bomb Iraq, or take over a country or assert our economic dominance. I'm seeing a slide toward barbarism, not toward civilization that you'... more »

An Artist Draws The Final Stage Of A U.S. Army Base Closing Down In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Final Stage Of Leaving An Army Base In Afghanistan -- Washington Post* Forward Operating Base Lightning is in its final days. The small base near the city of Gardez in Paktia province, Afghanistan, is down to its final stages as an operational hub for U.S. troops, set to end combat operations in December. Lightning itself is attached to the considerably larger FOB Thunder, home to around 4,000 Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel. How does a FOB wither? It starts with the luxuries. The contracted caterers left a week ago, so the Army has gone back to feeding itself. (Thursday nig... more »

Why Does Los Angeles Unified School District Police Need an Armored Vehicle and Grenade Launchers?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
*CBS Los Angeles* Los Angeles Unified School District police officials are considering whether they need the armored vehicle and grenade launchers they received from the U.S. military. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Feds Still Claim Cannabis Has No Medicinal Value

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
*Ben Swann* For those who believe in marijuana and cannabis freedom, the future has never been brighter. Right now there is an awakening to the benefits of cannabis for medicinal purposes, specifically something called CBD oil. But is the new CBD craze being manipulated by media and politicians? If it weren’t we wouldn’t need to do a show about it. Visit BenSwann.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Code Pink Activists Occupy ISIS Senate Hearing

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
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Afghanistan Has Become The Most Expensive U.S. Reconstruction Project For Any One Country In History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
REUTERS/Wathiq Khuzaie/Pool *US Reconstruction Of Afghanistan Most Expensive In US History -- Voice of America* WASHINGTON — Washington's Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said the U.S. has provided more than $104 billion to rebuild Afghanistan -- more money than the United States has spent on reconstruction for any one country in history. But John Sopko said despite the massive investment, corruption and the narcotics trade are flourishing, and Afghanistan is unable to pay for and maintain projects the U.S. has started. "The bottom line," Sopko said Friday... more »

Britain’s Role in the World and Scottish Independence

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
This is a guest post by David M. McCourt, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California-Davis. His book, Britain and World Power Since 1945: Constructing a Nation’s Role in International Politics, has just been published by University of Michigan Press. On Thursday the Scottish people will go to the Continue reading

Report: Afghanistan Election Rivals Near An Agreement On Poll Dispute And Sharing Power

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai (center) speaks during celebrations to commemorate Afghanistan's 95th anniversary of independence as he is flanked by presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (right) and Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on August 19. Radio Free Europe *Afghanistan Poll Dispute: Rivals Close To Deal On Sharing Power -- First Post* Kabul: Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of a run-off election held in June. T... more »

Who Is SITE (of the Beheadings Videos and Propaganda) and Who Benefits from More War?

. . . the wide-scale acceptance of such propaganda is also the result of the vastly diminished critical capacities of the broader public, now several decades in the making. Not really planning for "shock and awe," they say, just "persistent and sustainable." And not "small wars" anymore either. Musing upon the morning's news of two of the most well-known military "leaders" urging the

The War Against Syria Is Definitely Back On: Insane US President Vows To Strike Syria If US Warplanes Attacking IS (In Syria) Are Targeted!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I have been trying to get the message out to everyone for well over a year now that the criminals in both the United States and the psychotic state of Israel have ALWAYS had it in their plans to have Syria destroyed...The insane Jews in Israel have always wanted Syria destroyed, due to the fact that both Syria and Iran are two of the countries left in the entire Middle East that stand in the way of Jewish control over the entire region. These maniacs are willing to use their American puppets to bring about that destruction, and they care little that any attack on Syria could indeed...more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones & End the Wars Eve Tetaz, 83, found NOT GUILTY last night in De Witt town court for opposing Reaper Drone War Crime at 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY Immediately after Onondaga County prosecutor Jordan McNamara rested his case against DC peace and justice activist Eve Tetaz, DeWitt town judge David Gideon granted Ms Tetaz’ motion to dismiss. Ms Tetaz represented herself pro se with the support of DC attorney Mark Goldstone. Ms. Tetaz had been arrested on April 28, 2013, along with 30 others as she stood readin... more »

Who Is Doing What In The Coalition Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*What Countries Are Fighting ISIS, And Who Is Sitting On The Sidelines -- Newsweek* The U.S. on Monday launched new airstrikes over Iraq against fighters of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS. The bombing struck IS forces near Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq and, for the first time, near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, reports NBC News. The same day, France began reconnaissance flights over Iraq and said it’s ready to join the U.S. in launching airstrikes in Iraq. French President François Hollande outlined the threat posed by the Sunni Muslim jihadist ... more »

Paul Craig Roberts: "The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures." "The real question is the purpose of the sanctions." "Russia needs to break up this process ... in order to derail [Washington's] drive toward war." "Russia can tell Europe that since you do not like our oil companies, you must not like our gas company, so we are turning off the gas." "However ... the presence inside Russia of a fifth column that represents Washington’s interests constrains the power of the Russian government."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 10 hours ago
------------------------------ *Washington’s War Against Russia — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ September 14, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *Washington’s War Against Russia* Paul Craig Roberts The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a fail... more »

AGGRESSOR Obama vows strikes on Syrian Air DEFENCES

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
Notice I capitalized the words *aggressor* and *defences*? That's because Obomba is an aggressor. A war pig. He intends to attack a sovereign nation and if it dares to protect itself he will simply kill a slew of civilians while he hits their nations defensive capabilities *War Pig* image borrowed here The Obama administration has threatened to destroy the Syrian government's air defenses if US warplanes flying missions to attack militants in Syria are targeted over the country's air space The Associated Press reports: *Officials said the U.S. has a good sense of where the Syrian ai... more »

Top U.S. General: ISIS’ Fighters Have Taken Up The Fight Over “Grievances”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Dempsey: Coalition Will ‘Address Grievances That Caused This In The First Place’ -- Washington Free Beacon* Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Obama administration’s anti-ISIL coalition will encourage the Iraqi government to “address the grievances that caused this in the first place.” “The way forward seems to run clearly through a coalition of Arab and Muslim partners–and not through the ownership of the United States–in this issue,” Dempsey said. The “grievances” of ISIL, as Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake pointed out, include “the existence of... more »

Love Quest Day 2

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
Welcome to our second day! We’ve noticed what Agape is NOT. Let’s move along a bit further. We can see now parts of ourselves we’ve found to be unacceptable - so much so that we cannot look at them. The first step towards changing anything is recognition. What’s not working? This journey is not so much about fixing what is wrong as seeing what is going on. We are not broken. We are in varying levels of pain and healing. To move through these parts we’ll have to accept them without shame. This is not a pretty process or a simple one. None of us are exempt. How do we see w... more »

Here's What Standing Up Can Do!

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Are you, too, a heroine or hero waiting to act?

Israeli envoy opens "hot-line" with 'anti-semite' Dimitry Yarosh

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
A bit older news, but, interesting. Very interesting Stumbled across it accidentally yesterday Israel’s ambassador in Kiev, Reuven Din El,* opened a hotline with a Ukrainian ultra-nationalist *movement to “*prevent provocations.”* Or maybe for other reasons? *The agreement came at the end of a meeting held last week between Din El and Dmitry Yarosh, *the leader of the Right Sector paramilitary group, which participated in the overthrow of the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. In the meeting, “Dmitry Yarosh stressed that Right Sector will oppose all [racist] phenomena, esp... more »

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Hagel: U.S. Will Launch Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in Washington September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *US Air Strikes To Target Jihadist 'Safe Havens' In Syria: Hagel -- AFP* Washington (AFP) - Planned US air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria will target extremist sanctuaries, command centers and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers T... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*A sharp eyed reader recommended this web page after I posted yesterday's sky photo. -AK* Posted at: http://thespiritscience.net/2014/06/19/toroidal-sky-the-first-ever-360-degree-time-lapse-bends-space-and-mind/ *TOROIDAL SKY – THE FIRST EVER 360-DEGREE TIME-LAPSE BENDS SPACE AND MIND* JUNE 19, 2014 by JORDAN I’ve never seen anything like this stunning 360-degree time-lapse videos by photographer Vincent Brady. Honestly, I think it’s the first one ever. He made them using a multiple camera 360-degree time-lapse panorama after years spent experimenting and customizing his kit. W... more »

Susan Collins Voted Against The Paycheck Fairness Act Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Maine Republican Susan Collins makes $174,000 a year, along with great retirement and health benefits-- the same as the boys make. And that's the way it should be. But yesterday Collins, a millionaire, joined the Republican Party filibuster seeking to prevent a simple up-or-down vote on Barbara Mikulski's Paycheck Fairness Act, S.2199. 52 senators voted to end the filibuster, a majority… but not a big enough majority. Ever since Olympia Snowe retired, Collins has lost any inclination-- and spine-- to stand up against the extremists and radicals in her party. She's just another kn... more »

Top U.S. General Admits That U.S. Troops Could Be Fighting On The Ground In Iraq (Again)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Joint Chiefs Would ‘Recommend’ Ground Troops in ISIS Fight If Current Plan Fails -- Time* Top military leader concedes circumstances under which U.S. troops could come within close range of the battlefield. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified before a Congressional panel on Tuesday that he would recommend a deployment of ground troops in the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) should the current strategy involving airstrikes and logistical support fail to wrest the organization’s control over strategic assets in Iraq. Army Gen. Mar... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Israeli and Palestinian children being taught to dance together in Jaffa, Israel and in the process learning to co-exist in cooperation, admiration and mutual respect.* *Dancing with the Enemy may just be the long term solution to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict for it is the children who will eventually get fed up and impatient with their parents dogmas and prejudices and lead their parents out of the dark prison of fear, occupation and apartheid towards the light of freedom, social cooperation and altruism ~ and in the process break down the Separation Wall of mutual hatred ... more »

DARPA's Cheetah Bot Is Off The Leash

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
*Activist Post* DARPA continues to develop an array of robots designed for the battlefield. Naturally, one of their slated applications is to chase human prey. In February, 2011, DARPA first announced its next-generation robot called the Cheetah; it was heralded as the world's fastest legged robot. In fact, its speed of 28.3 mph was faster than the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt. However, its speed was reached in a laboratory setting, tethered on a treadmill for stability. MIT researchers are now announcing that they have solved the riddle which kept the Cheetah on its leash - t...more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
I emailed my Congresswoman Chellie Pingree last night opposing the latest US warmongering - this time against Syria under the cover of the ISIS boogieman. I don't have any faith in either political party anymore but figure I must do something. So now we have the Democrat "liberal" Obama attacking Iraq (the 4th president in a row to do that). We should remember Obama once called the Iraq war the "dumb war" but that was when he was first running for the White House. He told lots of lies back then as he was doing his public relations campaign of image creation. The only thing tha... more »

Nationwide Biometric Database Goes Live

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
image source - FBI.gov Nicholas West Despite the FBI already having been sued by privacy groups amid plans for a nationwide biometric database, it has officially gone live. The Next Generation Identification system will eventually include iris scans, facial recognition, and a range of other biometric identifiers that are collated into a central database for real-time sharing at all levels of law enforcement and government agencies. As suspected, what began as a border control initiative has now expanded to include everyone. As the video report below highlights, this billion-do... more »

U.S. Secretary Of Defense: We Are At War With ISIL

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Hagel Tells U.S. Senate: 'We Are At War With ISIL' -- UPI* At a Senate hearing on America's military strategy to combat the Islamic State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testified that, if necessary, he would recommend U.S. troops fight alongside Iraqis. WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, testified Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee concerning the military strategy to combat the Islamic State, also known as ISIL. "We are at war with... more »

Let Love Rule

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I never wanted to feel this way but you let me go yesterday and when I wrestle with the future your a dim bulb some kind of constrained when LED could light up my life but there is something that phycics can not descripe some kind of tribal that make me always wanting you by my side your my cindrella and when life crahse with that vision we emerge two people pulling a train of love and happnyess despite the struggle we are on in the fight and globally speaking we can give the futre a big shout

Saskatchewan Taxpayers Cough Up Millions To Open Doors For Premier Brad Wall With American Republican Lawmakers

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*By:* Les Whittington Star Ottawa Bureau reporter, Laurent Bastien Corbeil Staff Reporter, Published on Mon Sep 15 2014 OTTAWA—*When it comes to rubbing shoulders with movers and shakers in the halls of power in the United States, few governments are better represented than that of a place many Americans have never heard of — Saskatchewan.* *Since 2009, Premier Brad Wall’s government and Saskatchewan agencies have paid more than $3 million to a U.S. law firm to fund an ambitious lobbying onslaught in Washington, D.C., on the long-stalled Keystone pipeline proposal and other ene... more »

The Islamic State Is Not The Only Terror Group That We Should Be Concerned About

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Source: Staff reports. The Washington Post. *Four Terror Threats More Grave Than Islamic State -- Michael Kugelman, WSJ* President Barack Obama warned in his speech Wednesday that “if left unchecked,” Islamic State militants “could pose a growing threat beyond that region, including to the United States.” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has described the group–also known as ISIS and ISIL–as an “imminent threat to every interest we have.” Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, declared: ”Today, ISIS is the biggest threat to the homeland.” Sen. James In... more »

leaving something behind

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Your dead alradity

3 Reasons On Why The Islamic State Will Be Difficult To Destroy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Fighters of al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant parade at the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the border with Turkey January 2, 2014. REUTERS/Yaser Al-Khodor *3 Numbers That Explain Why ISIS Will Be So Hard To Destroy -- Zack Beauchamp, VOX* After President Obama announced his plan to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), one general involved in war planning called the mission "harder than anything we've tried to do thus far in Iraq or Afghanistan," according the Washington Post. Given how tough those wars have been for the United States, that's an in... more »

GAO Confirms What Every Thinking Person Already Knew: Taxpayers on the Hook to Pay for "FREE" Abortions...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*libtards everywhere are doing the happy dance 'cause women will not be denied free "health care" unless, of course, you are one of the millions of future women ripped from her mother's womb. * But, not to worry. Hundreds of thousands of you schlubs who signed up for Obamacare will *lose your coverage.* *Bart Stupak* could not be reached for comment. *From Susan B. Anthony List: * The non-partisan government watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), has released a new report that identifies 1,036 ObamaCare plans that cover abortion on demand and receive taxpayer subsi...more »

SALEM VILLAGE AND CABLE NEWS: Lawrence and Christopher treat you like fools!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014Part 2—Conned by the corporate channel:* Midway through last evening’s hour, Lawrence O’Donnell made a sad but revealing presentation. Lawrence was discussing ISIS. As he opened his segment, he rolled his eyes at those hopeless fools, them the American people. To watch the whole segment, click this: O’DONNELL (9/15/14): In the spotlight tonight—America’s state of confusion over the Islamic State. [...] *A recent NBC News poll shows America is confused and wrong about the situation in Iraq—as usual.* 62 percent of Americans now support the United Sta... more »

Oil Is Becoming A Vital Source Of Funds For The Growth Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Map: Iraqi oil fields in and around territory controlled by the Islamic State. *Islamic State Fighters Drawing On Oil Assets For Funding And Fuel -- Washington Post* Oil has helped fund and fuel the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, with small amounts coming from fields in northern Iraq and being smuggled across the borders in tanker trucks. A tiny drop in the sea of petroleum globally, the oil tapped by the Islamic State has given it a revenue source most extremist groups lack. But the oil installations and tanker trucks could be targets for the U.S.-led coalition that hopes to ... more »

Turkey Wants A Buffer Zone Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Turkey Mulling Buffer Zone With Iraq, Syria -- Defense News* ANKARA — The Turkish military, feeling threatened by the emergence of a radical self-declared Islamist state at its doorstep, is considering creating a buffer zone along the country’s border with Syria and Iran, the president said on Tuesday. “The Turkish Armed Forces are working on plans [to create a buffer zone] and will present them to us, and we will decide if it is necessary,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters. A senior Army officer said headquarters is assessing the merits of a buffer zone, but added ... more »

Hell in a Handbasket

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 14 hours ago
Lately I wonder more and more whether it matters that evidence continues to mount demonstrating that trees are rapidly dying from absorbing air pollution - when the world is being consumed by floods and hurricanes and droughts. But when I saw this video of fire in California, I decided it was time to revisit the subject. All the high-tech special effects in Hollywood could not create a bleaker dystopic scene than the terrifying reality today in Weed, California. Post by Ann Wagner. To the extent that the background concentration of ozone in the atmosphere means we are losing c... more »

World News Briefs -- September 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*US To Send 3,000 Troops To Ebola Danger Zone As Obama Administration Shuffles Military's Mission In Africa -- Daily Mail* * The Obama administration said late Monday night that the U.S. military will set up a command post in Monrovia, Liberia, the Ebola outbreak's epicenter * 'This effort ... will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces,' according to the White House * Pentagon official says military will 'be the lead dog, and that will make a lot of people nervous. ... No one wants U.S. personnel enforcing someone else's martial law if things go south and the entire region is at r...more »

all lost in the supermarket

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
The clash entry level brilliance.

Government ATM

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago

The man who would be king

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 14 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg President Obama wants to be a king, you know. We hear that all the time. He's a tyrant, he appoints Czars to run things, but of course he gets nothing done and plays golf while hordes of armed terrorists cross the borders disguised as children he invited here with his "policies." Never mind that the influx peaked in 2008. His policies -- his executive orders -- you know he's issued more of them than any other president and he's* trashing the constitution* by doing it! Rand Paul, the man who would be president says his first executive order would be to repeal all ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Anti-Islamic State Coalition: What Has Each Country Pledged To Do? -- The Telegraph* Paris hosted a conference on Monday, attended by the five U.N. Security Council permanent members, European and Arab states, and representatives of the EU, Arab League and United Nations. All pledged to help the government in Baghdad fight against Islamic State militants. But what have they offered? Below we've looked at the stances of the key players. *Read more *.... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 16, 2014* U.S. strikes near Baghdad as world searches for anti-ISIS plan --... more »

Collective Imagination Sept 16-14

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 14 hours ago
http://the-one-network.org/collective-imagination-sept-16-14/ Collective Imagination Sept 16-14 0 Comments 16 September 2014 On the Collective Imagination this week Lisa, Brian and D interview Lily who brings forth new information on; *What the planet is, her mission and purpose *What really happened December 2012 *Who are the humans on this planet and their soul origins and much more. We anticipate a lot of questions coming from this information and plan to continue the conversation with Lily. [image: pic 1][image: pic 2][image: pic 3][image: pic 4]

Now we come to vaccines and depopulation experiments

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Dees Illustration Jon Rappoport “When the State offers and even insists on giving everybody something, you know you’re in trouble. Well, that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Leaving the individual out of the equation. Treating the population like a single Blob.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) Before we get to vaccines, I want to give you a quote about fluorides, just to set the stage. Stan Freni is a researcher who, in 1994, wrote a paper about fluorides, the substances in many toothpastes, also pumped intentionally into the drinking water of many communities and cities. Funny... more »

Car Bomb Attacks In Iraq 2012 Pt. IV

MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
--> *Car Bomb Attacks In Iraq Oct 2012* *Date* *Location* *Province* *Target* *Dead* *Wounded* Oct 1 Mansour Baghdad Interior Ministry General’s convoy 1 4 <tr

Property Rights and Property Taxes—and Countries That Don’t Have Them

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Nick Giambruno, *Senior Editor InternationalMan.com* *Casey Research* Do you really own something that you are *forced* to perpetually make payments on and which can be seized from you if you don’t pay? I would say that you don’t. You would *possess* such an item, but you wouldn’t *own*it—an important distinction. A ridiculous perversion of the concept of ownership and property rights has infected most of the world like a virus: something that most people unquestioningly accept as a normal part of life—like it’s a part of the eternal fabric of the cosmos. I a...more »

Food Matters: Are You Fed Up?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Heather Callaghan But what will you do about it? The movie documentary *FED UP* may not have played at theaters near you - but very recently, it was made available on DVD and online. The tagline is: "It's time to get real about food." But will viewers really be empowered to do that when they watch? Are you interested in seeing it? The trailer is below. This writer cannot align herself completely with the views and messages of the movie since it hasn't been viewed yet. (And I have suspicions about its ultimate message...) *Here's what I think this movie can do:* - Provide so... more »

Edward Snowden spills the disturbing details of digital spying technology

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*YAYNews* Edward Snowden talks about online surveillance on Kim Dotcom's Moment of Truth event after writing an editorial exposing New Zealand mass surveillance. Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald were also present. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Russell Brand's Brilliant Response to Obama's New War

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*Russell Brand* Russell Brand The Trews (E146) -- Reaction to President Barack Obama's 'destroy and degrade' strategy address for fighting the Islamic State. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

March of Democracy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
In Ukraine the West has surrendered to democracy but ironically so has Putin The rebels get some autonomy and the nation stays intact to fight and climb to whatever heights the citizens deem fine Now granted in Ukraine will not all of Russia ask for the same No more governs appointed from the Kremlin local representation on the ground making life local for the citizens who live in a village and just want a white picket fence good schools honest cops clean water and sewage treatment that does not smell Step aside and up and out of your shoes and your vision should increase to see Uk... more »

US Expands Air Strikes Against The Islamic State In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*US Expands Air Strikes in Iraq as Congress Debates Aid to Syrian Opposition -- Voice of America* WASHINGTON — The United States has expanded its air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militant group targets, hitting an IS fighting position near Baghdad firing on Iraqi security forces. U.S. lawmakers Tuesday begin debating providing military assistance to rebels opposed to both IS militants and Syria’s government. Less than a week after President Barack Obama pledged a multi-step campaign to degrade and destroy IS militants, U.S. attack and fighter aircraft were used Sunday and M... more »

Rally: Equal Access Now

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
It's never over. But judging by the increasing desperation of the Fetus Freaks, we may be winning (a little). This Saturday, prochoice activists and allies are rallying in support of the current struggle for reproductive justice (pdf) in PEI and New Brunswick. *Reproductive Justice Rallies Across the Country: Sep 20* National Day of Action in Solidarity with New Brunswick and PEI: Equal Access Now! Reproductive justice activists across the country will be rallying this Saturday September 20 to stand in solidarity with the citizens of New Brunswick and PEI, who lack access to abor... more »

When Rulers Can’t Understand the Ruled

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
*Johns Hopkins study finds significant gap in demographics, experience and partisanship between Washingtonians and the Americans they govern* Anthony Freda Art *Activist Post* Johns Hopkins University political scientists wanted to know if America’s unelected officials have enough in common with the people they govern to understand them. The answer: Not really. Surveying 850 people who either work in government or directly with it, researchers found that the inside-the-Beltway crowd has very little in common with America at large. Washington insiders are more likely to be white... more »

Ukraine Offers 'Special Status' And Amnesty To Ukrainian Separatists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Ukrainian parliamentary deputies sing the national anthem after a ratification of a landmark association agreement with the European Union and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal during a parliament session *Ukraine Parliament Adopts Law on Self-Rule for Eastern Region -- Voice of America* Ukraine's parliament has adopted legislation giving greater autonomy to the separatist regions in the east of the country, as well as amnesty for most of those involved in recent fighting with government forces. The new laws, which were proposed b... more »

Probing SITE Intelligence Group

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Image Credit: i24news.tv James F. Tracy Since mid-August 2014 major news organizations have conveyed videos allegedly found online by the SITE Intelligence Group. Unsurprisingly the same media have failed to closely interrogate what the private company actually is and whether the material it promotes should be accepted as genuine. The Search for International Terrorist Entities Intelligence Group was co-founded by Rita Katz in 2001. Katz is an Iraqi-born Jew. Her father, an Israeli spy, was executed by Iraqis as a result of his intelligence activities. In 2003 Katz authored a ...more »

The Ancient Banyan Tree Of Adyar - A Photo by Lovell D'souza

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
[image: The ancient Banyan Tree of Adyar] The Ancient Banyan Tree of Adyar by Lovell D'souza In The Big Picture — 14 Sep, 2014 This 450-year-old Banyan is more than just a tree. It’s history, ancient knowledge and life fused together in an intricate network of gnarled splendour. While the grounds of the Theosophical Society in Chennai is a revelation in itself, this incredibly-spread out tree, one of the oldest trees in India, is a delight to behold. There are unverified claims that the branches and roots of this tree roughly covers over 40,000 sq feet! While a devastating cyclon... more »

Food Shouldn't Kill..... by April Reeves

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
[image: Conspiracy theories of the world.s foto.]*Source:* *GMO Free USA*

President Obama To Deploy 3,000 U.S. Troops To Fight Ebola In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*U.S. To Commit Up To 3,000 Troops To Fight Ebola In Africa -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama on Tuesday is to announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration officials said. The president will go beyond the 25-bed portable hospital that Pentagon officials said they would establish in Liberia, one of the three West African countries ravaged by the disease, officials said. Mr. Obama will offer help to President Ellen J... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Nights in White Satin”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Nights in White Satin” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lazdg-eqmQ

No, The Democrats Won't Win Back The House, But…

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Someone forgot his makeup today This isn't a rundown of races the DCCC and NRCC have decided to fight over for control of the House. Continued, unchallenged control of the House became a foregone conclusion the day Nancy Pelosi reappointed a failed, incompetent, corrupt and vision-free Steve Israel to run the DCCC for another cycle. Its numerically impossible for the Democrats to win back the House under Israel guide lines of ignoring Republicans who were members of his Center Aisle Caucus and his decision to give free passes to all GOP Leaders and committee chairmen, even vulnerable... more »

Gardasil in Brazil: The Tip of the Iceberg?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
[image: 3-Gardasil-survivors-2014-resize] Gardasil in Brazil: The tip of the iceberg? The families of the girls in the image below have given the SaneVax team permission to share their stories hoping that parents around the world will begin to understand there are risks associated with the use of HPV vaccines. The girls below all took Gardasil. How many more girls in South America have had similar experiences? How many in your country? *Source:* *Sane Vax, Inc.* HPV Vaccine VAERS Reports up to July 2014 DescriptionTotalDisabled1,170Deaths170Did Not Recover7,202Abnormal Pap Sm... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Top British school to provide lessons in true grit: £34,000-a-year college to teach pupils how to deal with setbacks* A leading public school is to give pupils lessons in ‘grit’ to help them emulate children in high-performing East Asian nations such as Singapore. Wellington College will encourage youngsters to adopt beliefs more commonly associated with so-called ‘tiger mothers’ – that ability is not fixed and hard work will eventually pay off. The Berkshire school – which charges boarding fees of £34,125 a year – aims to find the best way of teaching pupils to persevere in the f...more »

God's Own Army: A Progressive Poem

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 16 hours ago
*By MARC McDONALD* Inspired by Manifesto Joe, (a stellar poet who has done a lot of good work) I figured I'd give this poetry thing a shot. *God's Own Army* They are God's own army, and they are knocking at the door. They'll save you from the queers, and they'll save you from the whores. They'll tell you who God hates, so you too can go to war. .

New Emergency Drills Simulate Nuclear Explosion In Nebraska

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Brandon Turbeville Considering the large number of times that a false flag attack has occurred at or around the same time as a military drill or a civilian emergency preparation drill in the past, it is understandable that many researchers, activists, and otherwise well-informed observers become concerned whenever such drills are scheduled. This very reason is perhaps why many are raising their eyebrows at a drill scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday (September 16-17) in Nebraska which simulates a nuclear explosion near I-80 in the vicinity of Scottsbluff. As ... more »

He Could Care Less

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://joyhog.com/ If yesterday served as any indication, Stephen Harper isn't going anywhere. I confess I've had my doubts he'd make it to the next election. But, as Chantal Hebert writes, it's getting harder and harder for him to exit gracefully: As of now the odds of an orderly pre-election transition to a different Conservative leader will lengthen dramatically with every passing week. In theory Harper could still decide to call it quits before the next campaign. Some of his predecessors left much later in the pr...more »

3 NATO Soldiers Killed By A Taliban Suicide Bomber Outside The U.S. Embassy In Kabul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Soldiers Killed in Suicide Attack at U.S. Base in Kabul -- New York Times* KABUL, Afghanistan — Three soldiers with the American-led coalition were killed and five wounded Tuesday after their convoy was targeted in a car bomb attack at the gates of a United States military base in Kabul, according to Afghan government and American military officials. The attack took place just outside an American Special Operations base, but there was no confirmation from the International Security Assistance Force, as the coalition is called, about the nationalities of the victims. A spokesman f... more »

ISIS "beheading" video? DIY

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*h/t Greg Bacon @ Goon Squad* *Greg BaconSeptember 16, 2014 at 1:48 AM* *Make your own beheading video to scare the hell out of people so they'll beg for endless wars!*

John Oliver on Scottish Independence

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
*John Oliver* Scotland is about to vote on whether to secede from the UK. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Can We TRUST The RCMP's Warning On Threats To The Oil Industry?

leftdog at Buckdog - 17 hours ago
Environmental extremism a rising threat to energy sector, RCMP warns!*September 14, 2014* RCMP bombed oil site in 'dirty tricks' campaignJan 30, 1999 *#STUFFtheMSMwontASKtheRCMP *

Does only NATO, and not Russia, enjoy the right to send weapons to Ukraine?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
In the last week, after a decision from the previous Friday, a ceasefire regime was established in Ukraine. People are still killing each other in the Donetsk Region but the shooting may be interpreted as "sporadic" which is why both sides of the civil war continue to officially respect the ceasefire. While these advances towards peace are promising and all ethical people in the world should want the de-escalation of the situation to continue, some warmongers and lunatics in the EU and Washington D.C. have introduced new sanctions against Russia exactly during these promising days –... more »

MSM Reporting: Is the truth about Ebola getting out there?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Main stream news coverage of the Truth about the "Ebola" outbreak in West Africa. Not only did the article appear in the largest Newspaper in Liberia Africa, Canadian News CBS- which is one of Canada's largest News outlets- covered the article from Liberia. The truth is getting out there folks! Add to this, Zerohedges article: The Ebola Epidemic Silver-Lining: IMF Bailouts For Everyone "*Never waste a good crisis.* While we already knew a major reason for The West chasing into Africa was to leverage its relatively low credit levels as the *last bastion of Keynesian-stimulus-hop... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"How fast can a black hole spin? If any object made of regular matter spins too fast- it breaks apart. But a black hole might not be able to break apart- and its maximum spin rate is really unknown. Theorists usually model rapidly rotating black holes with the Kerr solution to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, which predicts several amazing and unusual things. Perhaps its most easily testable prediction, though, is that matter entering a maximally rotating black hole should be last seen orbiting at near the speed of light, as seen from far away. *Click image for larger size.*... more »

No Child Left Unmedicated: the Dumbing Down of America (and Canada)

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
Monday, September 15, 2014 No Child Left Unmedicated: the Dumbing Down of America (and Canada) Do you remember when "childhood" was..... childhood? Do you remember playing with toys, running through the neighborhood with your friends, climbing trees, using your imagination to create wonderful worlds to play in, laughing and singing and telling silly rhymes and jokes? Children are noisy, creative, imaginative, energetic, fun loving, little people. THAT IS CHILDHOOD. ADHD? Children = fun, "hyper"= energetic, "attention deficit" = is the fact that childrens minds are mobile, cr...more »

Nato describes Russia and Islamic State as main threats

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: NATO flag]Nato has described Russia and Islamic State (IS) as the main threats to Western security, but says it can still talk to Russia despite its invasion of Ukraine. Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen likened Russia to IS in a speech at the Carnegie Europe think tank in Brussels on Monday (15 September). He said: “Russia considers Nato, and the West more broadly, as an adversary. Russia has trampled all the rules and commitments that have kept peace in Europe and beyond since the end of the Cold War … from Moldova to Georgia, and now in Ukraine, Russia has use... more »

US Air Force Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RQ=-4 Global Hawk]The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry sophisticated imaging and electronic signals sensors capable of collecting multiple types of intelligence from high altitudes for up to 32 hours. The contract also includes retrofit kits to ad... more »

US weapons makers sense rising demand for air defense systems, tanks

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Scout specialist tank]Military crises around the world are boosting foreign demand for U.S. weapons, especially air and missile defense systems, spy equipment and armored vehicles, according to the U.S. government and industry officials. Weapons makers like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon anticipate new markets for their goods, which could help offset lower U.S. military spending. The Ukraine crisis is reviving long-dormant European demand, while the emerging threat from militant groups like Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has underpinned already stro... more »

Lockheed Martin Conducts Flight Tests Of Aircraft Laser Turret For Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control turret]Lockheed Martin, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the University of Notre Dame, has demonstrated the airworthiness of a new beam control turret being developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and AFRL to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons operating on military aircraft. A research aircraft equipped with the Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) turret conducted eight flights in Michigan. “These initial flight tests validate the performance of our A... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional and " Byzantine " War ( September 16 , 2014 ) - New and Improved Regime Change scheme to target Assad ( even while US is secretly providing Syria with intelligence to fight ISIS in Syria , while cooperating covertly with Iran to fight ISIS in Iraq ) .... Meanwhile Turkey ambivalent about joining US Coalition against ISIS ( As Turks join ISIS in droves and while Turkish citizens still held captive by ISIS ) ........ Meanwhile the US War keeps on expanding ( Iraq for now , Syria on the horizon - Obama waiting until after the Mid-terms ? ) Tweets of the day......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
Moon of Alabama.... September 15, 2014 The New "Regime Change" Plan - Attack Damascus From The South There are serious active preparations for a new attack on Damascus. Anti-government forces, including the Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, have been trained and equipped in Jordan and are now moving into their starting position in Quneitra governate in south-west Syria. (A similar plan in spring 2013 was only partially executed and later aborted,) Quneitra governate is a strip next to the Israel occupied Golan heights with a southern border to Jordan and a north western border wi... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 21 hours ago
*Plans to Turn ‘Politically Binding’ UN Climate Change Accord Into Federal Law* Obama administration officials who say they intend to sign a “politically binding” agreement to drastically reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations’ (UN) climate change conference in Paris next year already have a legal strategy to turn any non-binding accord into federal law, warns Christopher Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Horner told CNSNews.com that the “name and shame” effort is an alternative to a new climate change treaty already being dra... more »

Pratt says next F-35 engine deals will cut costs by 7-8 percent

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F135 engine]Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, said its contracts with the Pentagon for the next two batches of engines for the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet will result in combined cost savings of 7 percent to 8 percent. Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt's military engines division, told reporters the company had already more than halved the cost of its F-35 engine, and the savings from the next two contracts - for the seventh and eighth batches of engines - would come on top of that. Croswell, speaking at the annual Air Force Association confer... more »

Watch fighter jets use freeway as airstrip

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Fighter jets and other combat aircraft used Taiwan's main highway as a makeshift airstrip Tuesday as part of a dawn drill that simulated an attack from China. Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) said the aircraft practiced emergency take-offs and landings near the city of Chiayi, on a section of the main north-south route that runs along the island's west coast. Ground crews practiced refueling and re-loading ammunition, CNA said. The drill is part of Taiwan's annual "Han Kuang" exercises that last five days and test the military's combat readiness in the event of an attack from Ch...more »

Makin Island amphibious ready group arrives in Mideast

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Makin Island]The Makin Island amphibious ready group with more than 4,000 Marines and sailors arrived in the Middle East on Friday. The group is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and is expected to relieve the Bataan group, now operating in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. 5th Fleet said in a news release. The Bataan group was extended 21 days in the Middle East last month, beyond its original departure date to ensure a continuous presence in the region. Read more

French Planes Start Recon Mission Over Iraq

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]French planes have begun their reconnaissance missions over Iraq on Monday in support of the United States campaign against the Islamic State insurgent group. An AFP journalist reported seeing two French Ragale fighter jets take off from the Al-Dhafra base in the United Arab Emirates. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian had already announced from the base that the “first reconnaissance flights” would fly over Iraq “in agreement with the Iraqi and Emirati authorities.” Read more

Al Qaeda Group Attacks Wrong Ship

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
The terrorists thought they were storming an American aircraft carrier in Karachi in light of the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, but the ship turned out to be a Pakistan navy frigate. Three jihadis were killed and seven more were arrested. Two Pakistan Navy guards were injured during the attack. A senior official confirmed that there was no kind of damage done, and more captures may come. The attackers were well-equipped and came with the intention of taking a ship into their custody, but were caught in the initial stages. Read more

Mabus: Ohio-Class Submarine Replacement Could ‘Gut’ Navy Shipbuilding Budget

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Ohio class SSBN]Without extra funding from Congress, the production of 12 new ships to replace the Ohio-class submarines could “gut” the Navy’s shipbuilding budget for more than a decade, Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus said Sept. 15. “It will take half of our normal shipbuilding budget every year for a dozen years to build these … ballistic-missile submarines,” Mabus said during a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. “It has the potential to gut the rest of our shipbuilding programs.” Navy officials have repeatedly called the replacement progra...more »

Yury Dolgoruky submarine to test-fire Bulava missile with full missile set aboard

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RFS Yuri Dolgorukiy]The launch of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine scheduled for October will mark an important stage in testing the submarine’s missile system, a source in the Russian Navy headquarters said on Monday. “This will be the first launch of the Bulava missile from the submerged position by the Project 955 (Borey) missile-carrying nuclear submarine with a full set of 16 Bulava ICBMs on its board,” the source said. “The launch will test the submarine’s operation after the test-firing. Earlier, all Bore... more »

Climate Tricks 32: Yeb Sano and CCC to Save the Arctic

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
Melting of ice at the Arctic is among the favorite "proof" by the climate alarmists of "man-made climate change" (CC). They are joking, or lying, of course. Arctic ice, and Antarctica ice, they melt... and grow. Each year, no exception, year in and year out, the ice melts and grows. For hundreds and thousands of years. It is part of natural and cyclical CC or "nature-made CC". This data of up-down-up-down of Arctic ice (meaning melt-grow-melt-grow) is from International Arctic Research Center - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (IARC-JAXA), as of yesterday, September 15, 2014. See... more »

Barack Obama and his time at Columbia University

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Did Barack Obama go to Columbia University, if so why does nobody remember him? Is the story 'rancid'? 'I just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual- he wasn't there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one I met at our 30th reunion ever met him. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University.' It's an odd story but not one that the US mainstream media or the BBC would ever inve... more »

Home - BBC News - Keeping the hatred of Israel front and centre

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
My first view of the BBC news each day comes from the BBC mobile news site http://m.bbc.com/news and after the big news items comes the 'Features & Analysis' section where articles sit for a day or so before disappearing. Today the articles are these: 'Symbol of evil' Should a ruined church linked to Hitler be rebuilt? Amid the rubble Life in a razed Gaza neighbourhood Kissing crime Actress detained after smooching white beau Election time, again Is New Zealand's political cycle too short? Cleavage row Why Bollywood stars are lashing out against sexism Your Martian home ... more »

Scottish independence: Cameron, Miliband and Clegg sign 'No' vote pledge - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
The BBC report that: ' The leaders of the three main parties at Westminster have signed a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland, if Scots reject independence.The pledge, which appears on the front of the Daily Record newspaper, has been signed by David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg.It has three parts and also commits to preserving the Barnett funding formula.' More here http://www.bbc.cowww/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29213418 Not without the explicit support of the English who'll have to pay for it. Not without answering the West Lothian Question.

Canada Has The Most Business-Friendly Tax Policy In The World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Canada] This item came as a bit of a surprise and i suppose it is true. That it came about through a long evolution of good policy is also true. Certainly there has never been any ideological attack of significance on the corporate sector which always appears to be ungrateful at best from the perspective of investor and owner. There the key has always been sound regulation. It has suddenly become noticed here because of the natural Combination of Burger King and Tim Hortons. There are savings but it is this is an opportunity for Tim Hortons rather than one for the... more »

The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet] Slowly but surely the internet is shedding the big data node. Massive storage will still exist as it has to but all the active components of the net can be part of this dynamic storage system and it does naturally create a new currency as they have noted. Better yet we are automatically rewarded for our hard drive usage and this helps fund app purchases as well. This should succeed although it will take time to become universal. But then so did Google and Facebook. what is best though is that it promises to attract all ... more »

Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Photo of an osprey with fish prey.] What this tells us is that osprey are an excellent collector of watershed toxins, allowing us to respond. It is also simple enough that it is easy enough to use. Simple fecal matter, feathers and spent egg shells will provide non invasive data that will be fairly trustworthy. The birds themselves need not be disturbed. More important, we need this data as well. Thjus it becomes plausible to produce a detailed data base over many years that maps changes as well and particularly how long it takes cfor a contaminent to disappear. Tha... more »

Nazca: Decoding The Riddle Of The Lines

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: http://www.wakingtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Nazca-Spider.jpg] Sometimes art is done because it can be done. The glyphs themselves were also part of local culture as well. Add in the unique flatness and we have a significant canvass that would stand up a long time for the art form itself. The total flatness also makes this plain perfect for landing colony ships ten thousand years ago to feed folks into the surrounding valleys. Nowhere in the world do we something this stable and today still undisturbed. Such an event would have made such a plain ... more »

U.S. Forming A Coalition And Building An Army In Saudi Arabia To Defeat ISIS Is Like A Pimp Getting Rid of Prostitution In A Whorehouse

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 22 hours ago
Let's remember one thing as the Obama war machine gears up to attack Syria based on the pretext of fighting the terrorist group ISIS. As so many great commentators have pointed out over the years, from Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to Aaron Russo (RIP), the war on terror is, always has been, and always will be a racket. The U.S. wants to police the Middle East until the end of time, and pose as tough-on-crime, but in order to sell that to the world they first have to create the crime. And ISIS is pretty good at that. Mainstream voices who highlight the danger posed by ISIS in the fall o... more »

Kaggle Higgs: lessons from the critical development

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
*Vaguely related:* Mathematica Online (in the cloud) became available yesterday, see Wolfram's blog. Unfortunately, it's not quite free. When the Kaggle Higgs contest switched from the public 100k "public" (preliminary) collisions to the official 450k "private" (final) collisions a few hours ago, your humble correspondent's team (including Christian Velkeen of CMS, with a 15% share) dropped from the 1st place to the 9th place. This corresponds to the hypothesis that the changes of AMS will be comparable to the "full combined noise" 0.1 or so. *Fun link:* See all of my/our 589 subm...more »

Ugly, Anti-Christian Republican Hatred Of Poor People-- From Wisconsin To Arizona

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Ending the chapter of my life called "College," brought two major changes: I moved abroad and, soon after-- following an incredible months-long binge in Afghanistan-- I stopped using drugs… forever. I lived overseas close to 7 years, much of it in Amsterdam, where I had a wonderful life working in a government-funded meditation center, the Kosmos. When I moved back to America in the late '70s I had to start all over again. Along with my friend, Chris, I started an independent record label from scratch. We had no money, none at all but we built a company that CBS bought and that le... more »

NATO Still Does Not Know How To Combat Putin's Miltiary Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. 173 airborne brigade soldiers leave a C-130 aircraft during the “Steadfast Javelin II” military exercise in the Lielvarde air base, September 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins *NATO Could Have Trouble Combating Putin’s Military Strategy -- David Axe and Robert Beckhusen, Reuters* Since Russian troops seized Ukraine’s strategic Crimean peninsula in late February, and separatists backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin began waging a bloody insurgency in the country’s east, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has walked a fine line. The transatlantic military alliance has sen... more »

Quote of the day:

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.”* -- Ayn Rand, *The Fountainhead* [Hat tip Dr Michael Hurd] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Al Qaeda Acknowledges 'Mistakes', But Denies That It Is In Decline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Decline: With an unprecedented wave of extremists pledging allegiance to rival Islamic extremist group ISIS (pictured), Al Qaeda is struggling to recruit new members to its cause and is even suspected of claiming responsibility for failed attacks it did not actually carry out in order to appear more active *Al Qaeda Denies Decline, Acknowledges 'Mistakes' by Its Branches -- New York Times/Reuters* (Reuters) - Al Qaeda dismissed as "lies" a U.S. assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline Islam... more »

Hopes For A NATO - Russian Alliance Are Now Gone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NATO’s Hopes for Russia Have Turned to Dismay -- Steven Erlanger, NYT* LONDON — The NATO summit meeting last week in Wales was dominated by Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. The rift with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was an extraordinary contrast to the last NATO summit in Britain, in 1990. A year after the Berlin Wall fell, NATO issued the London Declaration, asserting that “Europe has entered a new, promising era.” Eastern Europe is liberating itself, the declaration said. “The Soviet Union has embarked on the long journey toward a free...more »

"Tank Man"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Tank Man" by Wikipedia “He who is brave is free.” - Seneca "Tank Man, or the Unknown Rebel, is the nickname of an anonymous man who became internationally famous when he was videotaped and photographed during the protests at Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. Several photographs were taken of the man, who stood in front of a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks, preventing their advance. One of the most widely reproduced versions of the photograph was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press from the sixth floor of the Beijing Hotel, about half a mile (800 meters) away f... more »

"Laughter, Hope, Power..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Laughter is the sound of hope. Hope is the seed of power. Power is the combined force of a multitude of voices joined together... that began as a mere whisper in the immense darkness and the ferocious cold and only kept alive by small, improbable notes of laughter." - Ricardo Levins Morales


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

"A Deeper Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There's a truth deeper than experience. It's beyond what we see, or even what we feel. It's an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We're helpless, usually, in the face of it; and the cost of knowing it, like the cost of knowing love, is sometimes greater than any heart would willingly pay. It doesn't always help us to love the world, but it does prevent us from hating the world. And the only way to know that truth is to share it, from heart to heart, just as Prabhakar told it to me, just as I'm telling it to you n... more »

"Undistracted Energy: Pure Thoughts"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Undistracted Energy: Pure Thoughts"* by The DailyOM "The longer we are able to hold a positive thought, the stronger that energy around us becomes. If we make no effort at all, our thoughts usually scatter in a vast array of directions. They start and stop and move in surprising ways from one second to the next. If we try to follow our thoughts without controlling them, we will be amazed at how truly inconsistent they are. Yet, if we apply our minds to a specific task, especially one that interests us, they gather together and allow us to focus our attention, creating great power... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"A New Day Will Come..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Sam: "It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it'll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand, I know... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "The Winter of Listening"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Winter of Listening"* *․ * "No one but me by the fire, my hands burning red in the palms while the night wind carries everything away outside. All this petty worry while the great cloak of the sky grows dark and intense round every living thing. What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence. What we strive for in perfection is not what turns us into the lit angel we desire, what disturbs and then nourishes has everything we need. What we hate in ourselves is what we cannot know in ourselves but what is true to the pattern does ... more »

What Do Americans Think About Foreign Policy in 2014?

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Today, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) released their biennial report of U.S. public attitudes on foreign policy, drawn from a large national sample carried out in May of this year. This year, my co-author Jon Monten and I participated in the team that designed the survey and analyzed the findings. [As an aside, we Continue reading

"On A Long Enough Timeline..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." - "Tyler Durden", "Fight Club"

“Mr. Fix-It: The Handyman’s Way of Living (and Dying)- Chapter 15”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Mr. Fix-It: The Handyman’s Way of Living (and Dying)* * - Chapter 15”* by Chet Raymo “He was a professional engineer, and a good one, but when it came to the business of dying, he was a rank amateur. That in itself is no bad thing. The “am-” in “amateur” derives from the Latin word for love. It has been suggested that the root of the Latin for love, am, had its origin in baby talk, like yum-yum or mmmm! an expression of delight. There can be no doubt, in reading my father’s journals, that he was in love with the engineer’s way of grappling with the world. Even in the midst of para... more »

NATO Chief To Russian President Putin: Do Not Test Us

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chris Wattie/Reuters *NATO Chief Warns Moscow: No More Stealth Invasions -- Eli Lake, Daily Beast* Russia is now threatening NATO allies in the Baltics. If Moscow tries another invasion of commandos and spies, the alliance is prepared to act, NATO's top general said. On Monday, NATO Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove had a not-so-subtle message for Russia: it will consider stealth and unofficial invasions to be a trigger for war. Europe knows these stealth invasions all too well. Russia first sent teams of special operations forces wearing uniforms without insignia in February into... more »

I Agree With Willie On The Issue Of Scottish Independence !!

leftdog at Buckdog - 1 day ago
*Free Scotland*

Respectability vs RESPECT: Part One

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
R•E•S•P•E•C•T is of course: Respectability is a different kettle of fish, however. The very foundation of patriarchy is cemented with the premise that only some women are respectable - that is, worthy and deserving of respect - and others are NOT. My co-blogger fern hill recently addressed the *stigma* of abortion. And we have many more blogposts at DJ! that challenge the notion that respectable women should grieve, do penance, and wear ashes on their head when a pregnancy - their OWN, in fact - is terminated. By choice. Or when it's forcibly rejected by the body, an occurrence ... more »

Bad Advice on Making Academic Babies: opting in and out of heteronormative panic

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
What I remember most about my post-grad Gender and Politics seminar were the extensive discussions we had about having babies. It was 2004, and debates about babies vs careers, and whether women should ‘opt out‘ to raise families, were heated and divisive. Women were told in the 1980s and 1990s that the highest feminist aspiration Continue reading

Frank Torre (1931-2014)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Joe and Frank Torre in 1977, kid brother's rookie managerial season, as player-manager of the New York Mets. (Frank's seven-year Major League career ended with the Phillies in 1963.) It was Frank who, at age 20, stood up to their violently abusive father.* *"When I was a teenager and my brother Frank was in the World Series in '57 and '58 against the Yankees, Braves winning in '57 and the Yankees in '58, little did I know the next time these two teams would meet in the World Series, I would be managing the Yankees."* *-- Joe Torre, in his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech, Jul... more »

President Obama Threatens Retailiation If Syria Shoots At US Military Flights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An undated handout photo distributed by Syrian News Agency (SANA) on July 9, 2012 shows a missile being launched from a mobile platform during a live ammunitions exercise by Syrian air defence forces in an undisclosed location. (File Photo: Reuters) *Report: Obama Would Retaliate If Syria Shoots At US Military Flights -- The Hill* President Obama recently vowed to retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad if Syrian forces shoot at U.S. military planes, according to *The New York Times*. In meetings with foreign policy experts, former government officials, journalists and c...more »

Fukushima - September 15 , 2014 .... “Very Frightening”: Journalist on popular Japan news program found dead — Only person reporting about Fukushima on national TV — Chilling recent quote: “I want you to know I will never commit suicide” — No news coverage of death, no obituary, ‘strange’ nuclear message shown on air ........ Ocean hits record high for radioactive Strontium at all 6 locations near Fukushima reactors — Levels up to 20 times higher than reported last week — Officials: Contamination from highly radioactive ‘debris’ is seeping into ground and flowing out to sea......Expert: Plutonium contamination of Pacific Ocean food chain from Fukushima now suspected; “Real source of potential long term problems for humans” — Newspaper: “Leakage of highly contaminated water into sea must be dealt with immediately” — Gov’t: Effect on health of US public not ‘significant’ ........

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Energy News...... http://enenews.com/very-frightening-journalist-very-popular-japan-news-program-found-dead-only-person-reporting-fukushima-issues-national-tv-chilling-recent-quote-happens-will-never-commit-suicide-video *Interview with Beverly Findlay Kaneko, evacuee from Yokohama, Japan*, Social Uplift, published Sept. 14, 2014: A TV journalist named Mr. Masaki Iwaji, he was the only TV director to work on the Fukushima issue — the humanitarian problems and the corruption involved — and get it on national TV… He was found dead and there are rumors that it was suicide, but there i... more »

The BBC’s Nick Robinson v Alex Salmond: where will corporation tax be paid? Both are wrong, surely?!

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
SOURCE TELEGRAPH: Alex Salmond goes to war with BBC over RBS 'leak' An irate Alex Salmond today declared war on the BBC after the Corporation disclosed Royal Bank of Scotland’s decision to move its headquarters to England if there is a Yes vote. The First Minister dismissed the economic significance of announcements by RBS, Lloyds Banking Group, Tesco Bank, TSB and Clydesdale Bank to

Everything Is Coming Apart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Great Unraveling -- Roger Cohen* It was the time of unraveling. Long afterward, in the ruins, people asked: How could it happen? It was a time of beheadings. With a left-handed sawing motion, against a desert backdrop, in bright sunlight, a Muslim with a British accent cut off the heads of two American journalists and a British aid worker. The jihadi seemed comfortable in his work, unhurried. His victims were broken. Terror is theater. Burning skyscrapers, severed heads: The terrorist takes movie images of unbearable lightness and gives them weight enough to embed themselves ... more »

U.S. and ISIS Are Set To Deal The Death Blow To The Assad Regime

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Forget ISIS, this is the true face of terror.* Both the United States and *the Islamic State of Israel and the States* seek to overthrow the Syrian government. So far they have been unsuccessful, but, as they say, if at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. Persistence and patience are what ultimately lead to victory. And just because ISIS beheaded a few American and British nationals that doesn't make them strategic enemies of their criminal governments. Journalists and aid workers are expendable assets for evil agencies such as the CIA, MI6, and Mossad. They use them up ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 15, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters *Obama's IS Plan Looks Good On Paper. But In Practice? -- Dan Murphy, CSM* If US statements are taken at face value, Obama has set the country a mammoth task in the Middle East with a very low probability of success. President Barack Obama's plan to confront the self-styled Islamic State is, on paper, simple. Put Sunni Arabs in the lead so that jihadis won't claim that they're being unfairly targeted by infidel "crusaders;" mount a robust air campaign against IS in support of Iraqi government forces; build a non-jihadi Syrian army that can defeat the regime... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Peace fair voices from Brunswick, Maine held on August 2. Every community should have one.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Was working on the peace walk route some more again today. Still have two nights with no place for walkers to lay their heads. One church turned us down because the pastor was reluctant to take our request to her congregation due to the political nature of the event. Peace is so political. While on the call with the pastor I could not help but think of things like: - Thou shalt not kill - They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. - But I... more »

World News Briefs -- September 15, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Islamic State Crisis: World Leaders Pledge Iraq Support -- BBC* Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants "by all means necessary". A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference in Paris said support would include "appropriate military assistance". The talks had been called to agree a strategy to combat the group, which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria. The meeting followed a whirlwind tour of the Middle East by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr Kerry, who attended the summit, has been drumming up support fo... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Gaza: “Nation of Cowards”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Nation of Cowards”* By John Chuckman “What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences and machine-gun towers, a population with nowhere to run? No, that is not put strongly enough. Not just attack, but use the latest and most ferocious weapons from the American arsenal to slaughter more than 2100 people, including more than 500 children, destroying along the way a major portion of the housing, businesses, and institutions of a poor people. The definition of a coward is not the traditional mili... more »

Syrian Army destroys ISIS-controlled bridge

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Peninsula Qatar* *BEIRUT: Syrian special forces yesterday destroyed a bridge over the Euphrates River used by Islamic State to move supplies in eastern Syria, media run by Hezbollah said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the war, said an explosion had destroyed the bridge in Deir Al Zor city that is of vital importance to Islamic State as the only way for it to move into parts of the city it controls.Islamic State seized control of most of Deir Al Zor province in July. Parts of Deir Al Zor city, including its airport, remain in government hands.* Tomorrow, ...more »

Foto Hasil Modifikasi Toyota Corona Terbaru 2014

irfan ganteng at Yaya Blog's - 1 day ago
Foto Hasil Modifikasi Toyota Corona Terbaru 2014 – Selamat sore sahabat modifikasi dimanapun anda berada, sudah siapkah agan-agan ente semua memperhatikan penampakan terbaru seputar modifikasi mobil terbaru 2014. Pasti telah pada penasaran yah. setuju sobat, dalam kans kali ini kami dari team mobilmodif.info akan memberikan text sepanjang Model Modifikasi Toyota Corona Terbaru 2014, untuk lebih

“The Moment of Truth”: Too many agendas

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“A proper government is the agent of its citizens, not the master. In its role as the agent, the default should be openness, not secrecy; in very few contexts is it appropriate for the government to operate in secrecy. Only when the government can convince its citizens that secrecy is necessary for protecting their rights is it acceptable. With respect to the NSA [and GCSB **and SIS* *] surveillance programs, that burden has not been met.” *- Yaron Brook, YARON BROOK'S POV — NSA MONITORING: SHOULD WE BE WORRIED? IT HAD BEEN BILLED by Kim DotCon as “The Moment of Truth” – "a ... more »

Sean Eldridge Taking Upstate New York By Storm?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Sean at home in his $5 million dollar Soho loft *-by Concerned Monticello Democrat* As far as campaign budgets go, Sean Eldridge has more money than God. Or, to be more precise, $3,069,179 raised so far ($1,340,000 from his own bank account); $962,959 already spent, albeit mostly wasted on over-priced consultants taking him for a ride; and $2,106,220 cash-on-hand, all as of the June 30 filing deadline. It could easily double as campaign professionals (hustlers) persuade Sean to pay no attention to the polls that show him losing by over 20 points. This self-funding multimillionaire, ... more »

Libya Civil War News Updates -- September 15, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke rises near buildings after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in Tripoli July 13, 2014. © REUTERS/ Hani Amara *Dozens Killed In Tripoli Suburb Under Siege -- US News and World Report/Al-Monitor* *A coalition of Libyan militias has imposed a siege on a suburb of Tripoli controlled by the Warshefana tribe.* On the outskirts of Libya's capital, Tripoli, the residents of an area known as Warshefana are surrounded on all sides by armed militias who, in addition to attacking built-up areas, have imposed what amounts to a siege, blocking the entry of f... more »

Ebola Epidemic Out Of Control -- News Updates September 15, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*U.S. Scientists Say Ebola Epidemic Will Rage For Another 12 To 18 Months -- Daily Mail* * U.S. scientists say the Ebola crisis is worsening * They predict the virus will rage for another 12 to 18 months * As of September 7, there had been 4,366 Ebola cases including 2,218 deaths, more than half of them in Liberia * The most recent figures from Liberia reported 400 new cases as of September 7 - almost double the number reported the previous week The Ebola epidemic affecting West Africa is predicted to last a further 12 to 18 months, according to U.S. scientists. Epidemiologists ha... more »

For Those Suckers That Still Think The "Beheading" Videos Are Real: Here Is A Hillarious Look At How To Make Your Own "Beheading" Video

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I for one am sick of these fraudulent "beheading" videos... Everyone with any common sense can see by now that they are indeed the fraudulent creation of that Mossad front called "SITE" that is run by that snake in the grass Jewess known as Rita Katz... This very criminal group created those absolutely laughable and atrocious "bin Laden" videos in the last decade well after Osama bin Laden died in December 2001, and they are again on the US Government payroll to produce these latest scams to scare the gullible American public into supporting new wars of aggression for the glorious ... more »

Will Dog the Bounty Hunter Save School Enrollment in a Dying City?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Every day brings a new reason to wonder why anyone would ever move to Memphis to teach. Salary schedules are a thing of the past, and pay raises are now bonuses that are based on test scores. Teachers are in constant fear of being surplussed or excessed or some other term to disguise the ugly truth of teacher firing. Pay for advanced degrees has been eliminated, and the oligarchs are pouring millions into alternative certification programs that now jeopardize the future of legitimate teacher education programs at University of Memphis. White missionary temps fill the remaining d... more »

What A Medal of Honor Presentation At The White House Looks Like (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Here's What A Medal Of Honor Presentation At The White House Looks Like -- White House* This afternoon at the White House, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat for their actions in Vietnam. Most Americans know that the Medal of Honor is the highest military award that a member of the U.S. armed forces can receive -- but what goes into the actual award ceremony at the White House? *Read more *.... *My Comment:* A fascinating look on the inside of a Medal of Honor presentation.

“An Unbearable and Choking Hell: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“An Unbearable and Choking Hell: * *The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11”* By John W. Whitehead “I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people - and the West in general - into an unbearable hell and a choking life.” -Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN What a strange and harrowing road we’ve walked since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of ho... more »

Media and the Middle East and Other Mysteries

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
We waited for this programme with bated breath. BBC Watch marked it as one to listen out for, as did we at “Is the BBC Biased?” John Lloyd has written about the Middle East before and he has an authoritative manner, but I’m afraid this programme disappointingly turned out to be just more of the same. I’m waiting for Hadar’s critique, which I’m sure will soon be with us, packed with specific examples of the ‘omissions and subversions of fact’ that commenter ‘amie’ refers to here. I hope she won’t mind if I steal a chunk out of her comment: “Ceserani’s narrative, whether intended... more »

“Lifting The Fog Of Pretense”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Lifting The Fog Of Pretense”* by James H. Kunstler “There are times when events are in charge, not personalities. The unseen forces that hold the affairs of nations and economies in equilibrium dissolve, particles fly out of the many centers, and things heat up toward criticality. Glance in the rear-view mirror and say goodbye to the Era of Wishful Thinking. This was the time when the USA was inspired by its Master Wish: to be able to keep driving to Wal-Mart forever. Looked at closely, the contemporary idea of Utopia was always a shabby package. On one side, all the pointless d... more »

The Incredible Story Of Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Despite Wounds, Medal of Honor Recipient Killed Up To 175 Enemies, Saved comrades -- CNN* (CNN) -- As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he will receive from President Obama in a White House ceremony Monday. Adkins, of Opelika, Alabama, is being honored for his actions in Vietnam's A Shau Valley more than 48 years ago. Then a 32-year-old sergeant first class, Adkins was among a handf... more »

To Chris Barbic: There Will Be No Civility for Child Abusers and Corporate Profiteers

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
--> When Tennessee received its $501 million Race to the Top (RTTT) grant, it also accepted the requirement to annually label the bottom five percent of TN public schools for turnaround or charter conversion. The Achievement School District (ASD) was set up to administer this task, and Chris Barbic was hired away from his job as CEO of a total compliance Texas charter chain to be Superintendent of the new ASD. As long as the RTTT rules stay in effect, Tennessee will have a continuing supply of bottom five percent schools each year to turn over to the ASD, which then may choose... more »

FIPA 2025

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 1 day ago
14 January 2026 In retrospect, the US military occupation of the Tar Sands and northwest BC coast to Kitimat and Prince Rupert in 2025 was a little predictable. The confrontation with China over energy resources had been brewing for years. The 2014 ratification of FIPA by then Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper placed Canada on US defence planners' 'potential adversary' list as it gave an

U.S. F-15 Is Hit By Islamic State Anti-Aircraft Batteries On A Mission In Iraq. Pilot Forced To Land In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A fighter from the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), mans an anti-aircraft gun mounted on the rear of a vehicle in Mosul, Iraq, July 16, 2014. VOA *ISIL Hit U.S. F-15 With Anti-Aircaft Batteries Captured From Iraq -- World Tribune* WASHINGTON — 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 s... more »

Alan Waldman : Australian true-crime series ‘Underbelly’ not for faint-hearted

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
This powerful show chronicles actual bloody underworld wars and police malfeasance in Sydney and Melbourne from 1976 to 2004. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 15, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his … finish reading Alan Waldman : Australian true-crime series ‘Underbelly’ not for faint-hearted

Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden Predicts 5,000 U.S. Personnel On The Ground In Syria And Iraq By December

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ex-CIA Director Predicts 5,000 US Personnel On Ground By December -- The Hill* Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden on Sunday said he predicts there could be nearly 5,000 U.S. personnel on the ground overseas by the end of the year to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “In terms of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, logistics, advice, command and control assistance, tactical air control parties, look I’m betting we’re up close 5,000 by the end of the year,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” Hayden explained he doesn’t think they will be “combat maneuver un... more »

Former NSA Director General Hayden: U.S. Air Strikes Against The Islamic State Are Like Casual Sex

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Retired Gen. Hayden Warns: Airstrikes Can Be Like ‘Casual Sex’ Without Commitment -- Washington Times* Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden used a recent conference call with reporters to warn about the dangers of relying on air power to attain military objectives in the Middle East. The former director of both the CIA and the National Security Agency also raised eyebrows when he likened the temptation to lean on air power to casual sex. “The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification but with little commitment,” said Gen. Hayd... more »

Islamic State's War Chest Is Rapidly Growing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province. (photo credit:REUTERS) *Islamic State: Oil Magnates of Terror -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Since it swept across northern Iraq in early June, capturing towns, refineries, and oil wells along the way, the terrorist group calling itself Islamic State may be making more money than any other terrorist group, according to U.S. intelligence officials and antiterrorism finance experts. While al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas depend on the kindness of wealthy sympathizers and state sponsors, Is... more »

US And Iran Exchange Rejections To Cooperate In Military Operations Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Caren Firouz *US Open to Future Talks With Iran on Fighting Islamic State -- VOA* PARIS— - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he has rejected Obama administration requests for help in fighting against Islamic State militants in Iraq. U.S. officials say there is no military coordination with Iran but Washington is open to future talks on fighting the Islamic State. Khamenei said the U.S. ambassad... more »

Supplemental: The Houses of Journalist County, delayed!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014Award-winning series to be resumed next week:* We thought our main post last Friday was one of the worst we’ve ever done. There was a bit of a reason for that. But in order to tell you what it was, we’d have to post the admittedly funny material we decided to skip! In our award-winning series, The Houses of Journalist County, we’ve been asking a basic question, a question we’ve been asking since 1999: Can you run a middle-class democracy with a multimillionaire press corps? In the current lingo, will real journalism ever emerge from The Houses of Journal... more »

A Postive Abortion Story

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
[Guest post by Jaden Fitzherbert, cross-posted at NB Media Co-op.] Here is my story. I had a miscarriage before I made my abortion appointment. I realized that I was pregnant in my third year of university, when I got back from Christmas break. I had denied it for about a month and when I arrived back in Fredericton and still felt ill and hadn’t gotten my period I decided that I should take a pregnancy test. I bussed to Wal-Mart, bought the test and ashamedly took the bus back to my UNB residence. How could I possibly be pregnant? I was well educated on safe sex practices, I was u... more »

Musical Interlude: The Call, “Let The Day Begin”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
The Call, “Let The Day Begin” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t5Zmet3x2k

Satire: “Integrity Disqualifies Sanders for White House”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Integrity Disqualifies Sanders for White House”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’s potential bid for the 2016 Presidency was declared over, on Monday, before it even began, because of a key feature of the American political system that makes a person with integrity ineligible for the White House. According to some experts, the electoral system has developed a number of safeguards over the past few decades to prevent someone with independence and backbone from occupying the Presidency. “Bernie Sanders’s failure to become a member ... more »

Turbulent Times Live Show For Tonight, Monday September 15th 2014, At 6PM CDT (7PM EDT) On Outside Radio

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Whitewraithe and I have decided to do a live Turbulent Times show for tonight, Monday September 15th, 2014, to "catch up" on current events, to discuss the infamous "ISIS/ISIL" fraudulent "threat", and to possibly touch on the 13th anniversary of the infamous Israeli assault on America aka "9-11". We hope that everyone will tune in and even join in the chat room (www.turbulenttimes.chatango.com) to share opinions and to possibly send us a few questions.... Here are some of the links: Live show: www.outsideradio.blogspot.com Chat room: www.turbulenttimes.chatango.com Feel free to... more »

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