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Saturday, September 20, 2014

20 Sept - Blogs I'm Following

10:30pm MDST

The Worst Republican? Yes, There's A Worst

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 29 minutes ago
This morning I saw a tweet by Noam Scheiber that got my attention: "The worst Republican in America may be about to lose office." The worst? Forget for a minute that whoever it is may lose, how does anyone sort out the racists, fascists, corporate whores and psychopaths who are the core of GOP officialdom to come up with just one "worst Republican?" Ted Cruz isn't up for reelection. That rapist doctor is Tennessee, Scott DesJarlais already won his seat. Deranged sociopath Paul Broun isn't running again and his off-the-shelf replacement, Hate Talk radio host Jody Hice hasn't been ... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( September 20 , 2014 ) -- ISIS Seizes 60 North Syria Villages in 48 Hours ........ Administration: No Timetable for US Strikes in Syria Attacks Will Come, Officials Assure ....... Kerry: Iran Can Help Defeat ISIS ....... Reported US-Syrian Accord on Air Strikes..... Army Chief signals more ground troops heading to Iraq , US House of Reps say no War Powers Authorization vote to fight ISIS until Mid Term Elections are over ......

Catharsis Ours - 50 minutes ago
http://en.ria.ru/world/20140920/193119248/Iraqi-Forces-Destroy-Warehouse-Storing-Seven-Missiles-Kill-18-IS.html ( Note chlorine gas ...... ) Iraqi Forces Destroy Warehouse Storing Seven Missiles, Kill 18 IS Terrorists: Reports Topic: Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises [image: Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq.] Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Ir... more »

(The Loooooong Con Continues) Six Years After Wall Street Collapse, Banks Are Still Untamed (Dubya and Slick Lucratively Teach Genial Leadership To Stoopids) Change! (Right)  Functional Stupidity Rewarded (If We Give Up On Politics, We’re Done For:  Powerlessness Is Self-Fulfilling Prophesy)

"If you buy people," old Sambo used to say, "buy them thoroughly." - John Le Carré The Honorourable Schoolboy (p. 146) It's good to know what the "big boys" say in private, isn't it? The Big Boys. They know to stay bought. (You may want to refill your drink now.) Robert Reich's blog It's a private club. And you are not a member. Before I begin this essay proper I just wanted to point

Sanction-Drunk West Forgets to Target ISIS Sponsors

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
*September 21, 2014* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) As the US and Europe prepare another round of sanctions against Russia over the ongoing Ukrainian conflict, the third round of such sanctions since the conflict began shortly after the Euromaidan unrest resulted in the installation of a NATO-backed regime in Kiev, a curious and inexplicable oversight appears to have been made. While wild accusations have been leveled against Russia over its involvement over the violence in Ukraine, claims ranging from covert support up to and including unsubstantiated claims of a "full scale invasion," pr... more »

Chet Raymo, “Matters of Life and Death”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Matters of Life and Death” * by Chet Raymo “For the past few days I've have passed this poor bedraggled creature on the sidewalk. I cannot help but think of that essay in Lewis Thomas' "The Lives of a Cell" called "Death In the Open." How rare it is, he writes, to see a dead wild animal. He mentions squirrels in particular. They teem in his backyard, he says, all year long, but he has never seen, anywhere, a dead squirrel. "It is always a queer shock, part a sudden upwelling of grief, part unaccountable amazement. It is simply astounding to see a dead animal on the highway. The ... more »

The Poet: William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Second Coming"* *․ * "Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the ...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"* by Jonathan "I love simple solutions to seemingly complex issues, don’t you? So often we seem to complicate the daylights out of things by over-analyzing, dissecting and brainstorming. I gravitate toward simple solutions whenever possible. Asking yourself the right question is one of the simplest ways to direct your thoughts in a positive direction without jumping through a bunch of mental or emotional hoops. What are the right questions? In particular, those that stimulate your mind to consider new possibilities or interrupt old es... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Lead"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Lead"* "Here is a story to break your heart. Are you willing? This winter the loons came to our harbor and died, one by one, of nothing we could see. A friend told me of one on the shore that lifted its head and opened the elegant beak and cried out in the long, sweet savoring of its life which, if you have heard it, you know is a sacred thing, and for which, if you have not heard it, you had better hurry to where they still sing. And, believe me, tell no one just where that is. The next morning this loon, speckled and iridescent and with a plan to fly home to some hidden lake, was dea... more »

Cosmology: “What Will the Universe Look Like In A Trillion Years?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“What Will the Universe Look Like In A Trillion Years?*” by Ray Villard "A trillion years from now the universe will be a much simpler place for far-future astronomers to ponder. One trillion years? Yes, when the universe is 100 times its presents age the only stars left will be the ones that are the longest burning: red dwarfs. New star formation will have died out eons earlier, so there will be no iridescent nebulae, supernova blasts, or blue giant stars like Rigel in the constellation Orion. Our Milky Way will have lost its identity long ago through merging with the Andromeda g... more »

"A Brief Crack Of Light..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Lunatics..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.” - Ambrose Bierce

Anthropology: "What Is the 'Cuevas de las Manos'?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"What Is the 'Cuevas de las Manos'?"* by Wikipedia "Cueva de las Manos (Spanish for Cave of the Hands) is a cave located in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, 163 km (101 mi) south from the town of Perito Moreno, within the borders of the Francisco P. Moreno National Park, which includes many sites of archaeological and paleontogical importance. The Cave lies in the valley of the Pinturas River, in an isolated spot in the Patagonian landscape, some 100 km (62 mi) from the main road, National Route 40. It is famous (and gets its name) for the paintings of hands, made by the ind... more »

Halcion - SWEET DREAMS OR NIGHTMARE?

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*Halcion - **It's the Most **Widely Prescribed **Sleeping **Pill in the World.* *But is it Safe?* SWEET DREAMS OR NIGHTMARE? The most popular sleeping Pill in the world faces a mounting challenge over its safety ------------------------------ When officer Reg Browne walked into the room, 83 year-old Mildred Coats was stretched out on her bed clutching a cheery birthday card in her left hand. Several towels had been placed gently around her head to absorb the blood spilling from eight gunshot wounds. Anticipating a heated domestic dispute, Browne had donned a bullet- proof vest befo... more »

Post-Referendum Blues

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*Tommy (looking at the hills):* Doesn't it make you proud to be Scottish? *Renton (drunk, 'clean,' and pissed off):* It's shite being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low! The scum of the fucking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization! Some people hate English. I don't! They're just wankers! We, on the other hand, are colonized by wankers! Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized by! We're ruled by effete arseholes! It's a shite state of affairs to be in, Tommy! And all the fresh air in the world won't make any f... more »

The Zionist-WASP Split of 1991 - The Coup

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*"We were not surprised" - John Major* *"I think Boris Yeltsin is the West's man" - Dave Emory, 1991* *" Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin... was a controversial ruler to whom the Russian people owe a debt of gratitude. * *The U.S. will remember Boris Yeltsin as someone who, despite his limitations, meant well and worked to bring his country back to the family of nations, to freedom and humanity, which have been so often lacking in Russia's tortured history. " * *- **Ariel Cohen PhD., * *- The Heritage Foundation* MOSCOW — Here is Vice President Gennady I. Yanayev's statement announ... more »

Chernobyl AIDS

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
According to EuroNews today, *5%* of teenage prostitutes in Western Ukraine generally test anti-body positive to HIV and *a quarter of 14-15 year old girls in Odessa *today are selling themselves on the streets (in part, often as the only means by which they may gain access to medical services). This first part is not true. In 1990, the Belorussians, Ukrainians and Russian Doctors developed the term or diagnosis of "Chernobyl AIDS" - the children growing up in the zone of fall-out or in proximity to the Dead Zone, their immune systems would suddenly spontaneously collapse, and many... more »

Breaking Non-News: All 4 of MA's New Low-Scoring Schools Have High Poverty Scores

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
And the planned cultural sterilization and segregation turnaround plans continue. . . .At first glance, we may want to blame the educators and their teaching methods. They are primarily responsible for the material that each student learns everyday. However, looking deeper into this issue, each of the six new schools contain students with underpreviledged families. The National School Lunch Program exists in all six underperforming schools. To be elligible for this program, which includes free lunch or a reduced lunch costing no more than 40 cents, a family of four must have an ave... more »

"What You're Fighting For..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for." - Paulo Coelho

A forest road

risa bear at A Way to Live - 2 hours ago
Everyone takes a break sometime; we are fortunate here in having the hills very near us to run to, and so we did that last week. Our first stop was the place, thirty-seven years ago, that we honeymooned. I had been part of a Hoedad crew parked there for five or six weeks by the Forest Service on a tree planting contract, and had fond, if still fresh, memories of the place, with its grove of seven-foot-diameter Douglas firs and mystical bend in the river. Beloved and I owned at that time a housetruck -- a cab-over-engine 1946 Chevrolet two-ton flatbed with a cedar-shake house built o... more »

Ghost of Sunday Classics Preview: "The name of the first was Olympia"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Party chez Monsieur Spalanzani!* *A real doll is Olympia, the first of Hoffmann's "mad loves." (That's Matthew Polenzani and Anna Christy at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2011.)* *by Ken* We heard the ineffable line "The name of the first was Olympia" last week -- five times over, actually -- as the poet Hoffmann prepares to give his crowd of adoring students in Luther's tavern his account of the first of his promised three "mad loves." Now we hear it again, in three languages, showing how hard it is to make the line work quite as poetically in any language but French, where "Olympia,"... more »

Sept. 20: What a dreary life...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 3 hours ago
...to read the Irving press every day. Other papers, even the bad ones, at least dream up exciting headlines like "Drug-crazed Stephen Harper dances naked at evangelical conference". Nor is it necessary invent interesting stories. In The Atlantic for June 2014, there was a fascinating story on where the wage gap comes from (in the US, but I expect it's the same in Canada), It's called "How the rich shall inherit the earth". Average income has been relatively flat for a century.(The chart is designed to allow for inflation). The top 1% have piled up wealth at a much greater rate. Bu... more »

Tommy

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Tommy trailer

Is America In Decline?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*45 Facts That Show How Far America Has Fallen In This Generation -- Zero Hedge* What has happened to America? Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline. It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation. For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of different ways. The following are 45 facts that show how far America has fallen in this generation, but the truth is that this list could have ... more »

Yemen success story unraveling ( September 20 , 2014 ) Yemen's Houthi rebels capture State TV today as fighting occurs in Sanaa !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Tweets..... *Yemen Updates* ‏@yemen_updates 6m #*Sanaa*_Now: Huge explosion rocked the entire Madbah and 60 Meter Road near the Faculty of Medicine... #Yemen #*Sanaa* - *Yemen Updates* ‏@yemen_updates 9m #*Sanaa*_Now: Violent clashes and explosions rocked the vicinity of the 1st Armored Division, followed by machinegun exchange. #Yemen - *Peter Twele* ‏@petertwele 16m So glad to hear that the #Yemeni government has reached an agreement with # Shia #Houthi rebels http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep /21/sanaa-violence-end-yemen-shia-houthi-agreement … The Guard... more »

UFOs Are Real

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

The Administration Debates Various Plans To Cripple The Islamic State (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*My Comment:* Not a fan of rap .... but the video does carry the message. *Hat Tip:* Theo Spark

Tweets of the Week #2

Rodger Payne at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Welcome to the second edition of “Tweets of the Week.” It was a busy seven days for news and my twitter feed provided much useful information — in micro-form. The Scottish independence referendum featured especially prominently in my feed. This was perhaps my favorite tweet about the final result: Prior to the vote, my feed was Continue reading

Time2wake Up 2 Keenan's BS: The All Fake Nude Keenan Show

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 5 hours ago
*Admin: Today we welcome Mahathir Mokthar (MM) to publish his own article under his name. MM and his team of graphic artists had been instrumental in producing many of the graphic illustrations used by other authors of this blog. * - Mahathir Mokthar My first article will comprise mostly graphic compilations found in the internet or materials sourced by our own team. If you have materials of interest and want some graphic compilation done, please send them to me at mahathirMM@gmx.com. All of our graphic compilation can be downloaded and distributed freely. Please visit this pag... more »

Zapatistas Más allá de la compartición (Beyond Sharing)

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Zapatistas Subcomandante Moises Beyond Sharing Subcomandante Moises speaks on sharing -- outside the arena of politicians, exploiters and capitalism. The upcoming time of global sharing is on Dec 22, 2014 -- Jan. 3, 2015 sep192014 Editorial 3. Más allá de la compartición Editorial Más allá de la compartición La compartición es algo más allá. Compañeras y compañeros de la Sexta de

The U.S. Army Is Stretched On Four Continents

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno (L) speaks during a meeting with Fang Fenghui (not pictured), Chief of General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, at Bayi Building in Beijing February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool *Army Scrambles On 4 Continents: Odierno Previews New Doctrine -- Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., Breaking Defense* WASHINGTON: The Mideast may have the spotlight right now, but it’s not the only area that has the Army of Chief of Staff worried. In an uncanny parallel to the 1990s, the end of a large-scale ground deployment — in Europe then, in Iraq and Af... more »

Wild Bill: What really causes AIDS...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*and how to fix it.* I've been saying this since AIDS first appeared and I remember that time very well. All of my homosexual friends from my years as a ballroom dance instructor and hairdresser are gone. They died of AIDS because no one would tell them the truth. I miss them...

Libya Updates ( September 20 , 2014 ) --- Benghazi’s bloody Friday – ISIS Flag hung in Tripoli ....... ten targeted murders in 24 hours ( answers questions regarding security ) ....... Two Governments for Libya isn't new - but does Libya also have two Central Bank Heads as well ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Libyan Herald..... Benghazi’s bloody Friday – ten targeted murders in 24 hours *By Noora Ibrahim.* [image: Murdered blogger holding sign reading "Smile you are in Benghazi"] Murdered blogger Tawfiq Bensaud holding sign reading “Smile you are in Benghazi” (*Photo: Noor Aldin Alhaddad*) *Benghazi, 20 September 2014:* In an unprecedented wave of killings across Benghazi assassins have slain ten of the 13 individuals they targeted in the past 24 hours. It was the worst day of violence in the city since the 2011 revolution in what appears to have been an orchestrated campaign by extremist... more »

Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Erik Prince testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington October 2, 2007. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing *Blackwater Founder Wants to Fight Ebola, ISIS, and for the GOP to ‘Get Off Their Ass’ -- Asawin Suebsaeng, Daily Beast* Erik Prince says his old private army could have dealt with the Islamic State militants on their own—and that Republicans need to start fighting ‘like we pay them to.’ Erik Prince has a message for ISIS: You’re lucky Blackwater is gone. On Friday night, the co... more »

Livestream Indigenous Women defending our Climate

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
NOW! Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, New York time 5 pm (2 pm Pacific time) This event features activists Shelley A. Young, Kandi Mosset, Elle Maija Tailfeathers, and Ellen Gabriel who will discuss high-profile media campaigns by indigenous groups in Canada and the United States that protest the oil and fracking industries and the ongoing governmental violations of Tribal

One Lucky Old Gal

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 7 hours ago
September 20, 2014 Now that the Empire is busy fighting everything from ISIL to Ebola, I guess it’s time for me to get the yard and gardens ready for winter. This past week was cool and rainy. We had three … Continue reading →

Who Voted To Arm Syrian Terrorists-- And Who Voted Not To?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Last night John Amato and I went to the first of two rallies in L.A. this weekend meant to help turn out Democratic voters. The main speaker was Alan Grayson and he was out here supporting CA-33 progressive Democrat Ted Lieu. Without any doubt, the biggest reactions came when Grayson explained why he was one of the leaders of the fight against arming and training the so-called "moderate" Syrian terrorists-- the tragic McKeon Amendment that passed the House Wednesday, 273-156. Grayson went on for 45 inspired minutes on all the reasons why this policy is wrong and destined to fail o... more »

The Sandy Hook Hoax Continues…. Newtown Residents Threatened, Bribed, To Shut Up! (As Expected)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
It has been a while since I filed a report at this blog about the infamous Sandy Hook operation of December 14th, 2012 where a well planned criminal operation took place that involved the entire town of "Newtown" Connecticut in a scheme where a "school" was targeted by a non-existent "gunman"…. The public was deliberately led to believe that some "20 students and 6 teachers" were killed by a young autistic gunman who possessed supernatural abilities so it seems….. The problem has been that since that "shooting" where absolutely nobody died, many independent investigators have looked ... more »

All War is a War for the Future

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*"I want war!" The Medium is the Message* Way back in the 1970's when I was in my early 20's I used to have a subscription to *TIME *magazine. Every week when it arrived I dropped what I was doing and read it cover to cover. Even at that tender age, I was a political animal (bird?). A few months after the Watergate break-in in 1972, TIME did a multi-page spread on the scandal. I absorbed the information all weekend and when I went back to work on Monday, my mind was still buzzing with what I had read. One of my work colleagues, a professional man quite a few years older tha... more »

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice Runs Away From Reporters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
President Obama receives his daily briefing from Susan Rice, his national security advisor, on Aug. 12 in Chilmark, Mass. (White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr) *Susan Rice Bolts From Podium, Unable To Answer Reporters' Questions At White House Press Briefing -- American Thinker* The National Security Advisor of the United States did something astonishing yesterday. In the middle of a reporter’s questioning, she bolted from the podium of the White House press-room, saying, “Nice to see you,” fleeing a situation she evidently was unable to cope with. The question that caused ... more »

Land of Fear: Panic Rules as White House Evacuated

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 8 hours ago
The corrupt corporate-state media has done such an effective job in promoting the menace of ISIS that an intruder who climbed over the fence at the White House succeeded in triggering a panicked evacuation of part of the building. Wow. If this is all that it takes to get Americans to piss all over themselves then the terrorists have truly won. The intruder, who actually managed to make it inside late yesterday has been identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, a 42 year old man from Texas. Given the mounting paranoia over the imminent infiltration of the U.S. homeland itself by the head-c... more »

Klabona Keepers Blockade at Sacred Headwaters

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Photos from the hunting blockade at the Ealue Lake Road, entrance to the Sacred Headwaters. Photo by Eliza Muirhead From Klabona Keepers Censored News BRITISH COLUMBIA, Unceded Tahltan Territory - September 18, 2014 The Wildlife Defence League (WDL) has been invited by the Klabona Keepers to blockade the only road providing access to the Sacred Headwaters. This area is home to numerous

Stone Buddhas

risa bear at A Way to Live - 8 hours ago
Reposted from Buddhism and Permaculture It looks like the peppermint oil soap misted onto the kale has saved it, just barely. From a distance the greens don't look too bad, but from up close the older leaves are fine green lacework. But the flea beetles are gone, who knows where. I gather the worst leaves and give them to the residents of the poultry moat. I'm also delivering to them a fair amount of zucchini, sliced, some comfrey, and bunches of seeded grapes. I stand companionably among them, munching my own grapes (the seedless ones). The chickens are quickly done with theirs an... more »

Another Former Top General Is Critical Of President Obama's Islamic State Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Photo*: General James T. Conway *Retired Head Of Marine Corps: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Doesn’t Have ‘A Snowball’s Chance In Hell Of Succeeding’ -- Daily Caller* The man who was the top Marine general from 2006 until his retirement in 2010 says President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail. “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps during the end of the Bush administration and the... more »

LISTEN First Voices Indigenous Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
FIRST VOICES INDIGENOUS RADIO Thursdays 9:00am-10:00am Hosted by: John Kane (Interim Host), Liz Hill (Producer) Listen to Thursday's show: http://archive.wbai.org/show1.php?showid=fvoices Web Site: http://www.firstvoicesindigenousradio.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/letstalknative/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/letstalknative Blog: http://www.letstalknativepride.blogspot.com

Do Not Save the World, Please

hygiecrat at hygiecracy - 9 hours ago
originally published on CounterPunch Climate change is a scientific fact. The planet is warming, and this warming is anthropogenic - that is, it is caused by people. The evidence for this is overwhelming. And as temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, and as glaciers and ice caps continue to melt, we all bear witness to ever new hurricanes, floods, fires, and other disasters. We even have new terms to describe these - e.g., extreme weather events. Famine, disease, war, water insecurity, and other insecurities proliferate. In confronting these exigencies, people’s tendency to ... more »

Transpicuous News Show: episode 1- Ebola

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
Welcome to the new look of Transpicuous News! We will be recording regular episodes of The Transpicuous News Show on The One Network. As each episode is released, I will posts the videos and all the related material here. Last week we filmed my first episode of Transpicuous News for the One Network. This episode is focused on the "Ebola" outbreak and other "viral" issues ongoing in the world at this moment. I am putting together episode 2 with some follow up information..... soon. http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-1-ebola/ http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2... more »

'Water Ceremony' New York photos by Roberto Nutlouis

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. Photos by Roberto Nutlouis, Dine' from Pinon, Arizona Gearing up for the Peoples Climate March, and World Conference of Indigenous Peoples in New York: Navajos join other Indigenous Peoples for Water Ceremony  Ya'at'eeh (Greetings) My name is Roberto Nutlouis. I am a Dineh (Navajo) from the community of Pinon AZ. My clans are Bitter Water, born for Big Water. 

Are Islamic State Militants Araid Of Being Killed By A Woman?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
ISIS militants are afraid they won’t go to heaven if they are killed by a woman.Photo: Reuters *ISIS Fighters Terrified Of Being Killed By Female Troops -- New York Post* WASHINGTON — Kurdish fighters battling ISIS desperately want more guns and armor, but they already have a secret weapon: The fanatics they’re fighting fear that if they get killed in combat by a woman, they won’t go to heaven. “They have many female battalions, as you know who fought very bravely,” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who chairs the House International Relations Committee, told The Post of the Kurds. Royce,... more »

'Four Day of Action to Protect our Home, the Salish Sea'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Compassion Games International - Protect the Sacred Our Dear Friends and Beloved Relatives,   This weekend marks the momentous beginning to the 4 Days of Action to Protect the Salish Sea. This explosive expansion of human consciousness in the heart of the Pacific Northwest is about to change everything. Together we are the living representation of Nawtsamaat, “One House. One Heart.

Lakotas Owe Aku: 'Uranium investors got the blues again'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
FORUM: Powertech Uranium investors got the blues again, mama Owe Aku is a grassroots organization of Lakota people and our allies founded to promote the protection of sacred water and preservation of our territorial lands.  Our actions for environmental justice rely upon cultural revitalization as our major tool in achieving our goals.  The principle location

Love Quest Day 6

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
Hello! Welcome to Saturday. We’ve almost reached the end of this Quest. We’ll finish on Sunday, which is technically the beginning of next week. This is intentional and perfect as we are eternal and this journey is circular. It never ends. We will have another Quest on October 13th, 2014. As Facebook does not allow for the addition of new dates, look for another event invite in a few weeks. As we uncover self love, we discover beneath each layer is only more. There is not an end to love, a limit to how much you get to have or a time when your heart can’t take anymore. Mo... more »

'Harmony with Nature' Living Well, UN Secretary General report

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Harmony with Nature Report of the UN Secretary General   Shared by our friends in Bolivia, Boletin Ruta Critica Read document: http://ucordillera.edu.bo/descarga/harmony.pdf

What Next for Politics?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
It's been a huge week, a profound week for British politics. What does it all mean for the parties and movements jostling for position in the referendum's aftermath? As far as Westminster is concerned, a bullet has been dodged. There is a cloying desire for a return to business as usual, and just as many determined to carry on as if it has. Not least among them is our old pal Dan Hodges. With the referendum done he's turned in one of the worst, most complacent articles I've seen. On the basis of Dave hitting the TV cameras yesterday morning to announce he's tying further Scottish p... more »

Military Plant In East Ukraine Devastated By Massive Explosion; Kiev Blames, Accuses Russia Of Using Tactical Nuke

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 11 hours ago
Zero Hedge.... Military Plant In East Ukraine Devastated By Massive Explosion; Kiev Blames, Accuses Russia Of Using Tactical Nuke [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/20/2014 13:08 -0400 - headlines - Poland - Ukraine inShare Last night's headlines crowed in bright red flashing text that Russia and Ukraine had (once again) agreed a cease-fire and terms over the borders between the two nations. Perhaps not surprisingly, mere hours later, *Ukraine is claiming that Russia has broken the truce... with the use of a tactical nuclear weapon at ... more »

"Boots on the ground" pour into Syria- PKK appeals for Kurds to fight with ISIS in Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*This is how you hide an agenda in plain sight- And that is exactly what is being done!* *As I mentioned previously- the "boots on the ground"* *-Soften targets for an onslaught of Islamists, Kurds, Turks and whoever else they have holed up in Northern Iraq* *The Islamists have moved into place- Cue the Kurdish fighters via the PKK * *PKK Appeals to Kurds in Turkey to Fight for Kobane* *ERBIL, Kurdistan Region ( Northern Iraq)– The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) appealed to young Kurds in Turkey to rush to the aid of Syrian Kurds in Kobane, where its sister forces have been alone... more »

Timothy Cardinal Dolan twists himself into a pretzel to defend gays marching in St. Patrick's Day Parade...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*and the "Catholics" at Patheos (no link on purpose) have ramped up their support for this very, very bad decision.* *NB:* If you think this only a Catholic issue and since you're not a mackerel-snapping statue worshiper it doesn't affect you, think again. Life does not proceed forward in a vacuum. You can see this sort of thing happening in our politics, our institutions of learning, and in almost all mainstream churches. These are not separate issues, but are intertwined to destroy our culture. Cardinal Dolan's response to the self-identifying homosexuals marching in the St. ... more »

Spain's Catalan Parliament Approves A November Independence Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Catalan Parliament Approves Independence Vote -- BBC* *Catalonia's parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of giving its regional president the power to call an independence "consultation".* Spain's government opposes the Catalan "consultation" vote and is taking the dispute to the Constitutional Court. The move comes a day after Scotland voted against independence from the United Kingdom. Catalan President Artur Mas said Scotland's referendum had "shown the way" for Catalonian independence. He is preparing Catalonia for a similar vote on 9 November, with large-scale supp... more »

Apple Says They Aren't Going To Help The CIA And NSA Illegally Spy On Their Customers Any More

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Do you believe them? Or any of the big tech companies? They all lied and lied about protecting our privacy while allowing the spy agencies easy access to all our personal information and communications, as though we are all legitimate suspects in some kind of Orwellian dystopia. Apple CEO Tim Cook, is savvy enough to know how that cooperation with the worst aspects of the National Security State has damage Apple's precious, hard-earned brand, which has already been tattered around the edges. Yesterday Cook released this statement at Apple.com: At Apple, your trust means everythi...more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
I was mentioned in “US air campaign against Islamic State expands to southwestern Baghdad,” by Bill Roggio in the Long War Journal, and cited in "If the U.S. Wanted To, It Could Help Free Thousands of Enslaved Yazidi Women in a Single Day" on Syria Comment.

Airborne Ebola: A Clear and Present Danger

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
*PTORBLOG* According to the *Center for Aerobiological Sciences*, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at *Fort Detrick, Maryland*: (1)* Ebola has an aerosol stability that is comparable to Influenza-A* (2) Much like Flu, *Airborne Ebola transmissions need Winter type conditions to maximize Aerosol infection* "Filoviruses, which are classified as Category A Bioterrorism Agents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA), *have stability in aerosol form comparable to other lipid containing viruses such as influenza* A virus, *a low inf... more »

Supplemental: Ann Hornaday gets it extremely right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014We would extend her critique:* On Thursday, we thought Professor Dyson had an unusually strong op-ed piece in the New York Times. We highly recommend it. We think Ann Hornaday tops him today! She does so on the front page of the Washington Post. For our money, you’ll rarely read a more cogent analysis than the one Hornaday offers. In the hard-copy Post, her piece appears beneath this headline: “Hollywood turns abuse into an easy plot device” Hornaday is a film critic. She’s discussing Hollywood, not cable news—but we think her analysis travels, espe... more »

New Population Projections Estimate A World With 11 Billion People

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates -- National Geographic* *Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.* *Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought.* In a paper published Thursday in Science, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude that instead of leveling off in the second half of the 21st century, as the UN predicted less than a decade ago, the world's population will continue to grow beyond 2100.... more »

The State Of Today's American Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Previous Post:* Poll: Trust In Mass Media Reaches An All Time Low

BAY AREA BASEBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Click on photo to enlarge* *In a world of growing deception and turmoil, it's time now for the innocent purity of baseball in the San Francisco Bay area and both the Giants and A's are in the hunt for the divisional playoffs. Where you live in the Bay Area plays a big difference in your team allegiance but in my case I have a loyalty to both teams and find myself capable of an objective analysis of **their **chances to advance in 2014: Allen L Roland, Ph.D * *Having lived for over 30 years in the North Bay Counties of Sonoma and Marin, I have been a fervent Giants fan but when I... more »

A-PHI-cra - The Fibonnaci spiral ration in Africa - PHI

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
Africa • Phi - 1:1.618 - the Golden Ratio • The Golden Ratio—Golden Mean—Phi • sacred geometry & the flower of life • From: Nassim Haramein's Facebook page Aphicra... http://resonance.is/ The Resonance Project

More Israeli Female Soldiers Want Combat Roles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The four female paramedics that saved lives during Operation Protective Edge (Photo: Gadi Kablo, Yedioth Aharnoth) *More Israeli Female Soldiers Fought In Gaza Than In Past Wars, But Some Say Not Enough -- Washington Post* TZE’ELIM, Israel — After five days treating wounded Israeli soldiers on the battlefields of the Gaza Strip this summer, Staff Sgt. Noam Dan was taking a break with her unit when a commander from another army battalion walked past. Dan, like the other soldiers, was wearing fatigues and a helmet and carrying a gun. But the commander’s eyes stopped on the dark brai... more »

Scottish referendum: Gordon Brown vows 'powers will be delivered' - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29289035 that 'Gordon Brown has said the promises made ahead of the Scottish independence referendum on change and further devolution will be delivered. The former prime minister said it was time to move from the "battleground to the common ground" after a majority in Scotland voted "No" to leaving the UK. He added: "We will lock in today the promises that we have made".' No we won't. The English are sick and tired of paying the Scots to keep them quiet, especially as they moan anyway. Why should they get the Ba...more »

Afghanistan Election intrigue ( Unity deal reached or not ? Ghani President or not ? ) - Results due Sunday ....Afghan Presidential Candidate Wants Official Vote Count Kept Secret ..........Key meeting at Presidential Palace with President Karzai , and contenders Abdullah Abdullah / Ashraf Ghani postponed - snags regarding Unity Government deal ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/09/afghan-rivals-reach-unity-government-deal-2014920175519743582.html Afghan rivals reach unity government deal Power-sharing pact, to be signed on Sunday, will end months of crisis following disputed presidential polls in June. Last updated: 20 Sep 2014 18:30 LISTEN [image: Email Article] [image: Print Article] [image: Share article] [image: Send Feedback] Earlier results of the June 14 run-offs have led to street protests with Abdullah's supporters claiming fraud [AFP] Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates have agreed to sign a p... more »

Second Thoughts About the West’s (Weak) Opposition to the Putin Doctrine

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Russia may have agreed to a ceasefire with Ukraine the week before last, but in addition to regular violations of it by both Russian forces and pro-Russian rebels, it is important to understand that what not long ago was considered an irregular conflict has transitioned into open warfare between Russia and Ukraine. Most of Continue reading

Antarctica is a climate denier, too

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*Absolute record high in sea ice area improved by a few percent* These days, the climate alarmist media are full of tirades against the penguins. Children should only be allowed to play with the polar bears and not the penguins, we often read, because penguins are evil conservatives, anti-Gore and anti-Stalinist mavericks and contrarians paid by the Koch brothers and the dirty Big Oil. Why did the climate alarmist whackos begin to hate these cute animals (and even erase Linux from their hard disks and stop rooting for the ice-hockey team in Pittsburgh)? If you open the Cryosphere... more »

The Spanish couldn't get enough Scottish referendum stories

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Today's *Dateline London *was a Scottish referendum special. There were four guests. Two were from left-wing newspapers, namely Kevin McKenna of the *Observer* and Catherine MacLeod of the *Herald, *and two were from right-wing newspapers, namely Iain Martin of the *Telegraph *and Celia Maza de Pablo from the Madrid-based *La Razón*. Of the UK-based journalists, that roughly translates as one pro-SNP, one pro-Labour and one pro-Conservative. That's where the balanced stopped though. There was an evident pro-union bias in that guest selection: Kevin McKenna voted 'Yes'; Catherine ... more »

American Gun Culture: Rambo Wanna Be Kills Cop and Flees into Mountains

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
During the ongoing decline of America there is never any shortage of tales of people and institutions doing crazy things and there is a doozy from Pennsylvania. The bizarre story of one Eric Frein, who is described as an "anti- law enforcement survivalist" ambushed and murdered a Pennsylvania State Trooper and wounded another before melting away into the woods of the Pocono mountains. Frein, according to an acquaintance is possibly reenacting the movie "Rambo: First Blood" in his psychotic fantasy. He is just another American who has become unable to separate the difference betwe... more »

DARPA Testing Planes That Will Have Laser Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control turret that Lockheed Martin is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory has completed initial flight testing. The prototype turret was tested on the University of Notre Dame’s Airborne Aero Optical Laboratory Transonic Aircraft in Michigan. Credit: Air Force Research Laboratory *DARPA Testing Planes With A 'Star Wars'-Style Laser Cannon -- CNet* We don't have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that's downright Lucasian. P... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Mayor asks The Governorcist to remove all state prisoners from OPP ~Jim Mustian, New Orleans Advocate * *After a bumpy legal road, Uber arrives in New Orleans ~Leigh Isaacson, WVUE * *Public meetings set on proposed changes at Morganza control structure * [image: http://instagram.com/p/tEW1bLQVdI/] *

A Plan to Convert the US Dollar to Gold as Money

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
image source David Redick *Why Gold?* All forms of money serve as a ‘medium of exchange’, and ‘unit of account’, which is convenient and flexible compared to barter. Key Point: Note that when a valuable commodity (such as gold) is used as money (‘monetization of gold’), the money is worth as much as the goods or services in the transaction. It is not just a ‘symbol’ or ‘measuring device’. This is also true of barter, but with gold’s high value per weight and volume, etc., using gold is more convenient, and thus helps improve commerce. Two more benefits of using commodity money... more »

Alt media success panics neocons

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
A new neocon propaganda operation is shrieking:* "Alternative media = foreign enemies." * They're panicking because... "The emergence of 'weaponized truth' in the alternative media represents an ineluctable backlash against the neocon-Straussian big lies epitomized by the false flag operation of September 11th, 2001." Full story: http://presstv.com/detail/2014/09/20/379343/alt-media-success-panics-neocons/

Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Rising animal consciousness? -AK* http://io9.com/camera-traps-capture-fantastically-bizarre-animal-hit-1636358011 Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking by George Dvorsky Yesterday 4:40pm Earlier this month, conservationists working in South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park were very suprised when they reviewed photos snapped by their camera trap. Images revealed a mongoose-like genet hitch-hiking on the backs of at least two different species of animals — behavior never seen in the mammal. Zoologists have observed cowbirds riding on the backs of cattl... more »

“Combating Emotional Vampires”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Combating Emotional Vampires”* by Dr. Judith Orloff “Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it? It's important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the emotional vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our energy. To protect your sensitivity, it's imperative to name and combat these emotional vampires. They're everywhere: coworkers, neighbors, family, and friends. In Energy Psychiatry I've treated a ... more »

@JohnToryTO: Veering hard right? Stepping into the asshole vacuum? WTF? | #TOpoli

Orwell's Bastard at Orwell's Bastard - 15 hours ago
Look, I'll be the first to acknowledge: this makes no sense on first review. The guy's cruising. He's managed to define the comfortable centre, make himself the default anti-Ford candidate, and take advantage of Olivia Chow's miscalculations and bad positioning. All he has to do is not fuck himself up again, and he's got some very serious help to keep from doing just that. And then Friday: - Opens the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid / Pride thing again, only to have it blow up in his face. - Thinks "some of my best friends are gay" constitutes effective damage control.... more »

Evidence the Scottish Independence Vote Was Rigged? Balderdash!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
*Truthstream Media* Voting for independence? From inside the corrupt system you want independence from? What could possibly go wrong? It isn’t as if leading up to this the Queen didn’t get all freaked out (the official term is “bajiggity”), Cameron didn’t make ridiculous teary-eyed speeches about how he would be heartbroken if they left and begging the Scots to stay, the banks and IMF didn’t panic or threaten Scotland repeatedly, neocon think tanks didn’t preposterously claim a Yes vote would cause Putin to annex Eastern Ukraine, the media didn’t continually tell the Scottish p... more »

Scotland Indepence Referendum Updates ( September 20 , 2014 ) ----In the aftermath of the " surprisingly easy " NO Vote in Scotland on the Independence question , questions are being asked ...... Was the Scottish Vote a sham ? And was " Vote Rigging " Caught On Tape?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Zero Hedge..... Was Scottish Vote Rigging Caught On Tape? [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/19/2014 14:50 -0400 - Germany - Japan - Martin Armstrong - Twitter - Twitter inShare9 Given the pre-vote polls and 300 years of historical resentment, many were somewhat surprised at the overwhelming "No" vote in last night's Scottish Independence referendum. While we now know that the vote broke very cleanly between old ("no") and young ("yes") Scots, the following clip suggests the possibility that more was afoot than that... more »

Beemageddon: Syngenta Wants Increase in Pesticide Levels

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Chris Carrington Syngenta is asking federal regulators to increase the allowable levels of some pesticides, even though experts have linked the chemicals to massive bee die offs. The company wants the Environmental Protection Agency to pass an increase of 4.9 parts per million of thiamethoxan. The current allowable level is 0.1ppm, Syngenta wants it increased to 5.0ppm. You can read the details on the regulations.gov website which published the request on September 5th. The request itself was filed on August 22nd. Tiffany Stacker of E&E reports: Neonicotinoid pesticides are one ... more »

official film trailer - 20,000 days on Earth - Nick Cave biopic.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
new film starring writer, musician and stage performer Nick Cave. *Reluctant film star*, that's how Nick Cave would have described himself before directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard convinced the lead singer of The Bad Seeds to take on the extremely-central role in their new film 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH. Here's the official trailer:

Do Not Buy Your Aircraft Carrier From Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Don't Buy Your Aircraft Carrier From Russia -- Kyle Mizokami, Real Clear Defense/War Is Boring* *India learned the hard way with INS Vikramaditya* Like a lot of countries, India wants the best weapons it can afford. But ideological and financial concerns mean there are a lot of things it won’t buy from the United States or Europe. That pretty much leaves, well, Russia. India has been a big buyer of Russian weapons for 50 years. Those haven’t been easy years for New Delhi. India’s defense contracts with Russia have consistently suffered delays and cost overruns. And the resulting ... more »

On Transparency Is Obama Even Worse Than The Cheney-Bush Regime?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
In January 2009, the newly elected President Obama said that "transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency." Watch the video above. He also said that "The way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable. And the way to make government accountable is to make it transparent so that the American people know exactly what decisions are being made, how they're being made and whether their interests are being well-served… For a long time now, there's been too much secrecy in this city. The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument ...more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spies, Influence Agents* Cuba’s communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week. Cuban intelligence services “have perfected the work of placing agents, that includes aggressively targeting U.S. universities under the assumption that a percentage of students will eventually move on to positions within the U.S. government that can provide access to in... more »

Now The Government is Militarizing American Schools

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
Numerous stories have revealed that the militarization of the American police has expanded into the nation’s schools as well. The U.S. government’s 1033 program to offload surplus military gear on local civilian police forces is glaring evidence of just how far off the rails that the overreaction to the 9/11 attacks have gone. The mass expansion of the Big Brother style national surveillance state, the ongoing government war on civil liberties, the irrelevance of the Posse Comitatus Act and the arming of police as if they were on the streets of an occupied country is now well into... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Brainless braying bimbo changes nothing with her latest book* *BOOK REVIEW of "This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein.The laws of nature do not mandate a progressive paradise* Naomi Klein keeps coming up with fresh new ideas about how to spark an elusive mass social movement against capitalism and corporations. In her 2000 bestseller No Logo, the progressive journalist attempted to harness the nascent anti-globalization movement to unleash "a vast wave of opposition squarely targeting transnational corporations." In 2007, her book The Shock Doctrine bogusly asserted that fre... more »

Phony Democrats Exploit Minimum Wage Hike for Cheap Political Gain

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
The Democrats and particularly President Barack Obama have been politicking over raising the minimum wage in a transparent attempt to attract low-income voters. While it is understood that it is difficult to exist on the meager sum provided by jobs such as Wal-Mart greeters and Whopper floppers, the opposite side of the argument is that government forced wage hikes will only result in higher prices that will be passed on to the customers. Not to appear insensitive but if working at one of America's fast food chains or an emporium of made in China products does not provide a suffic... more »

Both Sides In The Ukraine Conflict Agree To A Buffer Zone Banning Military Action

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Ukraine Deal With Pro-Russian Rebels At Minsk Talks -- BBC* Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict. The nine-point deal includes setting up a 30km (19-mile) buffer zone, a ban on overflights of part of eastern Ukraine by military aircraft and the withdrawal of "foreign mercenaries" on both sides. The agreement was announced at talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk, where a ceasefire was agreed on 5 September. More than 3,000 have died in fighting in two eastern regions since April. The original ceasefire has b... more »

The 'Newsnight' after the night before

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Closer to an 11% than a 10% margin, the thumping decisiveness of the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum probably played no small part in the shock decision of Alex Salmond to step down. Waking up to this morning's *Today* I thought he must have died as well overnight, given the speak-well-of-the-dead tone of the coverage. It was like listening to an actual obituary rather than just a 'political obituary'. I watched last night's *Newsnight *too. It had the cream of its Scottish team on display - Kirsty Wark, Laura Kuenssberg, Andrew Neil and Allan Little - plus a smatt... more »

Better Off?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://yrfn.ca/ The latest Conservative campaign ad proclaims that we are all "better off under Harper." But the latest EKOS poll suggests that Canadians don't feel that way at all. Rather, they believe we have entered what Frank Graves calls the "Age of Stagnation:" So in a very real sense, progress — the promise of a better life, security and the comforts of middle class membership — has stopped. Moreover, the evidence is that the momentum of this new world of “progress lost” is in the wrong direction. The trajectories a... more »

"If you don't know where you're going, you might not ever get there."

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
Truer words were never spoken. How is this utopia that you dream about supposed to function? Who is in charge? Nobody is in charge? Okay. How does that work? Do people earn incomes? (Does everybody have to work?) If they earn incomes, where do they put their savings? How does society invest in the future? How are rail networks maintained? Who does that? Where does nuclear waste get stored? Who decommissioned nuclear power plants? How will the rich countries help the poor countries respond to global warming? How do we make sure everyone has enough to eat? What happened to the plut... more »

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta: President Obama Overruled His National Security Team's Recommendations On Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Former Defense Secretary: U.S. In Syria Too Late, Left Iraq Too Soon -- CBS* ISIS seized a third of Iraq that the U.S. secured with ten years of sacrifice. In an interview for 60 Minutes, Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said ISIS flourished because the U.S. got involved in Syria too late and left Iraq too soon. On the 47th season premiere Sunday, "60 Minutes" will report from Iraq and Syria on ISIS -- what it is, what it wants, and how to defeat it. *Pelley*: Back when you watched the stars and stripes being lowered for the last time in Baghdad, were you confident in th... more »

Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 Upgrade Progresses Despite Groundings

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Mirage 2000]Although a $2.2 billion upgrade of India’s Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters is progressing, around a quarter of the fleet of 49 is grounded because a contract for spares has remained unsigned for years, AIN has learned from sources involved in the program. “Bureaucratic holdups have caused delays. As a result, parts are being cannibalized and there are some aircraft [inactive] since 2010. Life of some parts, especially avionics, is expiring,” said an engineer not willing to be identified. Repairs of the Mirages are carried out at the base repair depot in Gwalior i... more »

Mother Nature Displaces More People Than Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Mikie Hooper of Tuttle, Oklahoma, collects her belongings from her RV which was destroyed by a tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma, June 1, 2013. (Reuters/Bill Waugh) *Hurricanes, Quakes, Tornadoes Displace 22mn People In 2013, 3 Times More Than Wars -- RT* Some 22 million people were displaced by natural disasters in 2013 - three times more than from conflicts and wars. Asia became the displacement ‘hotspot’, accounting for over 80 percent of those affected. Currently, twice as many people are displaced than there were in the 1970s, researchers stated. The main cause behind the surge i... more »

Musical nostalgia moment #3029.751 - Sparks - this town ain't big enough for the both of us

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
*in later life*So, I woke up with this lyrical refrain in my head... ah, Sparks, what a crackin' band they were. *Sparks was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), renamed from Halfnelson, formed in 1968. Known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks' music is often accompanied by intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling. They are also noted fo... more »

The Age Of The Robot Sentry Is Now

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Who Goes There? Samsung Unveils Robot Sentry That Can Kill From Two Miles Away -- Daily Mail* * SGR-1 has heat and motion detectors to identify potential targets more than 2 miles away * Being used in the Demilitarised Zone South Korean forces have installed a team of robots along the border with North Korea. The machine-gun wielding robots, built by a subsidiary of Samsung, have heat and motion detectors to identify potential targets more than 2 miles away. The SGR-1 has a 5.5mm machine gun and a 40mm grenade launcher - although needs a human operator to give it the go ahead...more »

Poll: Trust In Mass Media Reaches An All Time Low

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low -- Gallop* Six-percentage-point drops in trust among Democrats and Republicans. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After registering slightly higher trust last year, Americans' confidence in the media's ability to report "the news fully, accurately, and fairly" has returned to its previous all-time low of 40%. Americans' trust in mass media has generally been edging downward from higher levels in the late 1990s and the early 2000s. Prior to 2004, Americans placed more trust in mass media than they do now, with slim majorities saying they had a "great ... more »

Dutch to increase defence spending

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: CH-47F Chinook]The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands' defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally to "enhance the clout" of the armed forces. Under the plans, defence spending is set to rise by EUR50 million (USD65 million) in 2015 to EUR7.3 billion, with further rises of EUR150 million in 2016 and EUR100 million in the following years. Read more

Russia to Supply T-90S Tanks to Peru in Medium-Term: Rosoboronexport

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: T-90 MBT]Peru is interested in a supply of Russian T-90S tanks, but plans are currently considered a medium-term project, Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport deputy general director Sergei Goreslavsky has told RIA Novosti during the exhibition, Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014. "In collaboration with Uralvagonzavod, Rosoboronexport is working hard to promote the T -90S. This project continues to be the focus of Peruvian leaders, but is has earned a medium-term due to a number of political circumstances, such as the upcoming presidential elections," said Goreslavsk... more »

Chromium paint investigation begins at Defence ministry

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Jeanine Hennis-Passchaert]The Defense ministry is expanding the investigation into the use of chromium-based paint. Three other former NATO depots as well as all the locations where chromium paint was or is being used, will be examined during the investigation. Employees of Defense had complaints about the toxic chromium-6, a substance in the paint and varnish used on tanks and fighter aircraft in a number of workshops. Read more

US, Canada, Intercept 6 Russian Planes, 2 Bombers Over Their Air Defense Identification Zone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MiG-31 Firefox]Two U.S. Air Force jets intercepted six Russian planes near Alaska, while Canada's air force intercepted two bombers that had almost reached its airspace, reports said, citing North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD. U.S. officials reportedly believe the incidents were connected to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s visit to the region. Jeff Davis, a spokesperson for NORAD, said that the Russian planes reportedly flew within about 55 nautical miles off Alaska and about 40 nautical miles off the Canadian coastline, CNN reported, adding that after... more »

Opinion: A Mistral For Canada

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]The September decision by France to withhold delivery of two Mistral-class Landing Platforms Helicopter (LPH) building for Russia is an opportunity for NATO, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and for the French shipbuilding industry and economy. France should not suffer economically for taking a stand against Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine. Rather, NATO, France and Canada can benefit if a little mutually beneficial creativity is applied. While France desperately wants to complete the two amphibious warships — and get paid for them — NATO and Canada need the ... more »

RAF Typhoons Scrambled to Intercept Russian Bears

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter Typhoon & Tu-95 Bear]RAF Typhoons had to be scrambled this week to intercept two unidentified military aircraft, which turned out to be Russian TU-95 ‘Bear’ strategic bombers on a reconnaissance run. Russia using it’s strategic bomber force to ‘probe’ the airspace of NATO members to test reaction times and response strength was a regular feature of the Cold War, which necessitated a dense network of fast jet squadrons based around the world to intercept, and escort away the Russian craft. They all but ceased with the collapse of the Soviet Union, but acting as a ... more »

Saudi Arabia Buys Chinese DF-21 Ballistic Missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: DF-21 (CSS-5)]A former Saudi Arabian general said in an interview that Saudi Arabia has purchase Chinese Dong-Feng 21 ballistic missiles. He did not say which variant of the missile the country bought, bu did mention the DF 21 is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Saudi Arabia did purchase the DF-21 in the past, but the US conditioned its approval of the sale in that it not be a nuclear capable version of the missile. Read more

Corporate FOR PROFIT blame world - he did it - ruled by the game

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
*he did it, not me...*we've all seen it since we were in diapers (or *nappies* for the Brits) we've all seen *the pointed finger of blame* directed away from our naughtiness, our lies, our mischief. Well, the G3 or Global Gambling Game that runs this Human World like a Vegas Casino, is still acting in the same childlike, immature, blameless way. In fact, it's worse, committees plot and scheme to come up with ways to implicate Teddy. This *Game* (and that's all it's ever been) is an arbitrary ruleset of tacitly enforced conditions that allow a once-empathetic Human Race to (militari... more »

UP Hooligans, Part 2

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
This is a continuation of Emotionalism, Violence and Stupidity: the Attack by UP Student Activists on Sec. Abad earlier. From the Inquirer, Palace, Abad blast UP campus mob, September 19th, 2014, *“Once I began approaching the Stand UP group, however, the protesters—who were around 50 to 60 strong—did not engage me in dialogue. Instead, they surrounded me aggressively as I made my way toward the vehicle. I had objects thrown at me, and one student even attempted to grab me by the collar.”* *Abad was also pelted with coins and the collar-grabbing incident happened as he was gettin... more »

The Royal Canadian Navy issues details on retirement of ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMCS Iroquois]As the Royal Canadian Navy undergoes its most extensive peacetime modernization in history, Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), today announced the upcoming retirement of four ships that have reached the end of their operational lives, a news release issued by the RCN noted. More from the release just sent out a few minutes ago: The ships are Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Protecteur and Preserver; two Protecteur-class auxiliary oil replenishment (AOR) ships, and HMCS Iroquois and Algonquin, two Iroquois-class guided missi... more »

Russia to Lay Down New Borey Class Nuclear Sub in December

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Borey class SSBN]The construction of a new Borey class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine is expected to begin in December, the Sevmash shipyard said Friday. “In December, if everything goes well, we will lay down one more submarine, the Knyaz Suvorov. It is another boat of the improved Borey-A class,” Nikolay Semakov, a deputy department head at Sevmash told RIA Novosti. The Knyaz Suvorov will be the sixth out of eight Borey class vessels to form the backbone of the Russian Navy’s strategic nuclear deterrent force after older boats are retired by 2018. Read more

Navy celebrates submarine milestone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Ohio class SSBN]The Navy commemorated 4,000 strategic deterrent patrols Friday with celebrations at the homes of its ballistic-missile submarine fleet — Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. Bangor harbors eight of the Trident subs, with the other six at the Georgia base. "The submarine is perhaps the most technological marvel ever," Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, director of Strategic Systems Programs, said during an event at Bangor's Deterrent Park. "As we continue to build and develop new submarines, they are becoming even more advanced — qui... more »

Two submarines being procured for Tk 1500 crore

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Ming (Romeo) class SSK]The government has signed a deal with China for the purchase of two submarines at a cost of Tk 1500 crore. The Chinese army is presently using these two 24-year-old submarines. It is expected that Bangladesh Navy will take over these two submarines in 2018 after they are reconditioned. The government reportedly plans to procure four submarines so that the navy can form a submarine squadron. A submarine operating authority will be formed to operate and maintain the submarines. An officer of the rear admiral rank will head this body. About 200 persons wi... more »

Ex-Navy SEAL Claims That 90% Of U.S. Troops Disapprove Of President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Former Navy SEAL: 90 Percent Of US Troops Disapprove Of Obama -- Washington Free Beacon* More than 90 percent of U.S. troops disapprove of President Obama, former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. Higbie denounced Obama’s remarks at CENTCOM headquarters in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, accusing the president of orchestrating a “photo-op” with U.S. troops. “[Obama] has touted that he is behind the troops before, and he stands in front of these guys, gets a photo-op, everything like that, while saying he’s going to send 3,000 guys to combat Ebola,” Higbie said. “B... more »

Poll: Americans Reject Isolationism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Photo Credit*: jnn1776 (Flickr) *Survey: 69 Percent of Americans Support Using U.S. Troops to Prevent Iran From Getting Nukes -- Daniel Wiser, Washington Free Beacon* A majority of Americans continue to say they want the United States to assume an active role in global affairs after more than a decade of wars in the Middle East, according to a new survey released this week. Sixty-nine percent of Americans said they would back the deployment of U.S. troops to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Large majorities also favored actions that do not typically involve ground tro... more »

Politicians (bankster agents) are being dumped by a growing awakening of people fed up with their lies.

Papani at DeadBanksterSociety - 22 hours ago
These 2 videos show the dumping of 2 politicians who are basically bankster agents. One was thrown onto a garbage bin in Ukraine and had more garbage added, the other was thrown into a canal in Pakistan. Both are hilarious but the Pakistan one has the politician and his bodyguard using pistols to shoot but to no avail. Pakistan is first: see this linkPakistani politician thrown into canal. At 0:29 he wields a weapon and fires off twice, then this fat pig is disarmed by police and his body guard comes in to rescue but is also disarmed and the crowd quickly dumps both into the canal ... more »

U.S. And Canadian Jets Intercept 8 Russian Military Aircraft Near North American Airspace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Russian Planes Intercepted Near U.S., Canadian airspace -- CNN* (CNN) -- Two U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported. A U.S. official told CNN's Barbara Starr that officials in Washington think the incidents were related to the visit by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who talked to Canadian officials Wednesday and President Barack Obama on Thursday. The United States promised Ukraine $46 million in nonlethal aid for its batt...more »

So that wretched doofus David Cameron won't go down in history as the British PM who "lost Scotland"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*Does this make Scots, or anybody else, feel better? You could laugh or you could cry -- don't ask me.* *by Ken* As the polls were coming in last night predicting a "no" vote on Scottish separation from the United Kingdom (which as we know now was indeed defeated by 55 to 45 percent, with more than 85 percent of eligible voters voting), Ian Welsh wrote: I think this vote is a mistake, and I note that having been given a clean vote to leave and a chance to live their own values, but having given in to fear; for me, at least, Scottish complaints about privatization of the NHS and ... more »

sexism, magic, and pre-famous cameos: watching "bewitched" on netflix

laura k at wmtc - 23 hours ago
The best use of TV, for me, is as a sleep aid. But I never thought I'd revisit comedies from my early childhood. I've watched a bit of comedy in bed, while ready for sleep, for my entire adult life, and quite a few years before that. Tuning in to something funny has always helped me tune out the pressures of the day. Like many people who have struggled with insomnia, I have strict rules about what I can and can't read, see, or talk about before sleep. TV comedy is the perfect sleep prep. But only certain comedies work, and there are so many that I don't like. Depending on what re-... more »

British Fighters Scramble To Intercept Two Tu-95 Russian Bear H Bombers Flying Close To U.K. Airspace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An RAF 6 Squadron Typhoon (bottom) intercepts a Russian Bear aircraft. Crown Copyright *Pictured: Moment British Typhoon Fighter Jets Scrambled To Intercept Two Russian 'Bears' Flying In International Airspace -- Daily Mail* * The mission was RAF Lossiemouth's maiden Quick Reaction Alert * The pilot involved called it a 'flawless scramble and intercept' * And said it was a 'milestone' for the base and a 'very proud moment' Royal Air Force jets were deployed from Scotland to intercept Russian military 'Bear' aircraft that were flying too close to the airspace it guards. Aircraft bas... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This galaxy is having a bad millennium. In fact, the past 100 million years haven't been so good, and probably the next billion or so will be quite tumultuous. Visible on the upper left, NGC 4038 used to be a normal spiral galaxy, minding its own business, until NGC 4039, toward its right, crashed into it. The evolving wreckage, known famously as the Antennae, is pictured below. *Click image for larger size.* As gravity restructures each galaxy, clouds of gas slam into each other, bright blue knots of stars form, massive stars form and explode, and brown filaments of dust are stre... more »

Russian Warplanes Entered Swedish Airspace Promting Protests From Stockholm

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Su-24M of the Russian Air Force in May 2009. Wikipedia *Sweden Protests Against Airspace Violation By Russian Planes -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Sweden said two Russian warplanes entered its airspace this week, calling the intrusion a "serious violation" and sending a protest to Moscow's ambassador in the Nordic country. Countries in the region have become increasingly wary of Russia's military ambitions since Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March. Western powers have also accused Russia of sending troops to back rebels in eastern Ukraine - a charge it denies. Sweden's forei... more »

Moments After President Obama Left The White House Man Jumps The Fence And Runs Into The Mansion Prompting An Evacuation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in Maryland, September 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing *BREAKING NEWS: Fence Jumper Broke Through The Doors Of The North Portico And ENTERED The White House Moments After Obama And His Daughters Left For Camp David * * President Obama had left the White House only minutes before * Reports say man charged towards north portico and was tackled * Parts of th... more »

Tesla Deal Even Worse Than First Thought

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 1 day ago
Via an email from Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First, we learn that the Tesla deal, as enacted by the Nevada Legislature, is even worse than announced. Aside from the widely touted 6500 jobs only being 6000 jobs for which the state is paying for, it turns out that Tesla doesn't even have to create the jobs itself! You read that right. Tesla gets to receive tax credits for investment and job creation not only for itself, but for any of its suppliers ("participants," in the law's language) that locate on the project's huge location. Theoretically, Telsa does not even have to create half th... more »

Patrick Walsh Reviews A Chronicle of Echoes

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
On September 19, 2014, New York teacher and United Federation of Teachers (UFT) chapter leader Patrick Walsh published the following review of my book, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who In the Implosion of American Public Education, on the online news site, Truthdig. Patrick Walsh, 2012 My heartfelt thanks to Patrick for his interest in my work. […]

This Sunday a major climate-change demonstration, possibly the largest in history, will take place in New York City. As the ice that covers the polar seas is shrinking, while the ice shields that cover Antarctica and Greenland are melting, the number of Americans who believe it isn't happening has risen to 23%. And of course our paid off, or hopelessly dim, members of Congress fail to recognize the urgency of doing something about it. Below the Tomgram masthead, Rebecca Solnit has written a thoughtful wakeup call. For my part, I've added for the climate-change deniers a graph showing the sea levels on the U.S. east coast revealing that (1) there were no ice caps either >100 million years before or 30 million years after the impact of a monstrous asteroid on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, (2) the sea levels were extremely high when there were no ice caps (compare with height of the George Washington Monument), and (3) the appearance of the ice caps that we presently enjoy may have been linked to a meteor or comet that struck the Chesapeake Bay 35.4 million years ago (and another one of the same type creating a crater of about the same size and age in Siberia). Moral: support those demonstrators in New York this Sunday!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises * *Change in a Time of Climate Change * By Rebecca Solnit Original Here with links I was not able to embed There have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or come to have. Everything has been changing continuously, profoundly -- from the role of women to the nature of agriculture. For ... more »

"Look Me In The Stars..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A voice said, Look me in the stars And tell me truly, men of earth, If all the soul-and-body scars Were not too much to pay for birth." - Robert Frost

"As We Are..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Each of us tend to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are- or as we are conditioned to see it." - Stephen. R. Covey

Chet Raymo, “The Mystery of Life? I Don't Know”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Mystery of Life? I Don't Know”* by Chet Raymo "Albert Einstein said, "Theories should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." At first glance, this may sound like a Zen koan, or a paradox. In fact, it is a profound statement that says more than volumes of philosophy. But first, a bit of background. From the dawn of time, people have resisted saying "I don't know." They looked instead for explanations in tribal tradition, sacred books, or the supposed wisdom of shamans, priests and prophets. The most common cover-up for ignorance is to invoke divinity. A storm that devastat... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Life Is One Big Road..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!” - Bob Marley

"Puzzling..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth,'' and so it goes away. Puzzling..." - Robert M. Pirsig

The Poet: Czeslaw Milosz, "Hope"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Hope is with you when you believe The earth is not a dream but living flesh, That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie, That all things you have ever seen here Are like a garden looked at from a gate. You cannot enter. But you're sure it's there. Could we but look more clearly and wisely We might discover somewhere in the garden A strange new flower and an unnamed star. Some people say we should not trust our eyes, That there is nothing, just a seeming, These are the ones who have no hope. They think that the moment we turn away, The world, behind our backs, ceases to exist, As if snatc...more »

How To Defeat ISIS: Break Up Iraq And Make Up With Assad

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
According to the article below, written by a former Naval Intelligence Officer, the quickest and easiest way to defeat ISIS is to break up Iraq into three regions (Sunni, Kurds, Shiite) and make up with Assad in Syria. As long as this war drags on in both countries ISIS will only get stronger and meaner. And the ideas that are outlined below make much more sense on a practical level than the drivel in President Obama's speech last week. ISIS won't ever be defeated if Saudi Arabia has any role in the so-called international coalition, let alone a significant one, which it would if the... more »

"Of This, One Is Certain..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Click image for larger size.* "Nothing is random, nor will anything ever be, whether a long string of perfectly blue days that begin and end in golden dimness, the most seemingly chaotic political acts, the rise of a great city, the crystalline structure of a gem that has never seen the light, the distributions of fortune, what time the milkman gets up, the position of the electron, or the occurrence of one astonishing frigid winter after another. Even electrons, supposedly the paragons of unpredictability, are tame and obsequious little creatures that rush around at the speed of l... more »

Psychology: "What Is the 'Sleeper Effect'?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What Is the 'Sleeper Effect'?"* by PsyBlog "In the 1940s during WWII, the US Department of War wanted to know if their propaganda films were really working. So they carried out a series of experimental studies into how they affected soldier's attitudes. The complacent assumption was that the films should easily influence the average GI. Producers and psychologists alike expected to see a huge shift in attitudes towards the war after they were viewed. What they found was nothing of the sort and the results came as a bitter blow to propagandists everywhere. While the films were i... more »

Will Ukraine's Ceasefire Hold?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A boy sits on an armored personnel carrier as he poses for a picture during a parade in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica *Why This Ukraine Ceasefire Will Stick -- Anatole Kaletsky, Reuters* The war in eastern Ukraine, which has had more impact on the European economy than any news coming out of Frankfurt or Brussels, appears to be ending. Despite the sporadic attacks that have wrecked previous ceasefire attempts. Investors have mostly assumed that the ceasefire would not hold, either because Russian President Vladimir Putin is deceitful and greed... more »

Satire: “Queen Accepts Scotland’s Apology”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Queen Accepts Scotland’s Apology”* by Andy Borowitz LONDON (The Borowitz Report) – "In the aftermath of Scotland’s “no” vote in the referendum on becoming an independent country, Queen Elizabeth II, of Great Britain, took to the airwaves on Friday morning to inform the people of Scotland that she “graciously and wholeheartedly” accepted their apology. “Although the matter of independence has been settled, one question remains very much open,” she said in an address televised across Scotland. “And my answer to that question is this: yes, I forgive you.” The Queen made only scant r...more »

Looks like Republicans get the last laugh over Senate (non)confirmation of presidential appointments

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Former Clinton administration deputy chief of staff Maria Echaveste was named yesterday by President Obama to be our new ambassador to Mexico. The good news for her is that -- as a nonjudicial appointee, not subject to post-"nuclear option" majority vote -- she shouldn't feel any rush about packing.* *by Ken* Goodness knows, most Democratic pols aren't good for much, but set them alongside their Republican counterparts and, well, we're looking into an absolute void. At this point it's hard to think of any exception to the general principle that *all Republicans are vile, worhless... more »

Who Owns The 'Interceptor Cellphone Towers' Near The White House And Congress?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo from Art Bell Dark Matter *‘Interceptor’ Cellphone Towers Found Near White House, Senate -- Washington Times* Mysterious “interceptor” cellphone towers that can listen in someone’s phone call despite not being part of any phone networks have turned up near the White House and Senate. A company that specializes in selling secure mobile phones discovered the existence of several of the towers in and around the nation’s capitol. “It’s highly unlikely that federal law enforcement would be using mobile interceptors near the Senate,” ESD America CEO Les Goldsmith told the technol... more »

Saturday Morning Ramble: No, No, No

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: image] “There are going to be big changes, even with a NO vote.” *What next after the Scotland referendum?* – Eamonn Butler, ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE *Scottish referendum: Alone, Scotland will would go back to being a failed state* – Niall Ferguson, TELEGRAPH *The masses are far more rational than the unhinged political class* – Brendan O’Neill, SPIKED *Celebrities react badly to the referendum result* – SPECTATOR *Scottish Leader Quits* – VODKA PUNDIT *Scotland and the irrational media* – Alberto Mingardi, ECON LOG *Scotland the Brave* – James Allan, QUADRANT Most sociali... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Economy: "This Country Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better "

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"This Country Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better "* by Bill Bonner Colonia, Uruguay - "Scotland voted to stay part of Britain... Even so, we're considering a campaign to free Maryland (about which, more anon). We are in Uruguay giving a speech to a group of Argentine investors. What can we tell them that they don't already know? They've seen it all. Yesterday's edition of "El Clarín" newspaper reported that the Argentine peso had dropped past the 15-to-the-dollar level for the first time. When we first came to Argentina – it must have been in about 2005 – we recall getting only... more »

Take Your Foul Postcards and Go Home, It's Over

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
There is plenty to say about the brand-spanking-new Canadian Museum for Human Rights. But for now, I want to focus on one exhibit, entitled "The Safety of Women." The default position of the museum is stridently progressive. That factor alone will lead many to conclude it is biased and ignores the sentiments of many Canadians. For example, in one gallery visitors will view videos depicting forceful pro-life and pro-choice arguments. The videos appear on screens above a circular table with digital tablets that allow visitors, upon completion of the videos, to vote on the issue -- fo... more »

A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebel? Problematic tale

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*WSJ- A tale that beggars belief -To exceed the limits, resources, or capabilities of* Was he a mole? Really? *First issue- *We have no way of knowing if he actually ever worked in the Syrian embassy? This entire narrative could be completely contrived to give the US government deniability as this man likely forged passports for destabilizers and terrorists. You want to know how American citizens came to be in Syria fighting with ISIS? Look no further then the US government, this admitted passport forger and their covert ops & operatives Bassam Barabandi, a diplomat in the Syrian... more »

The New Democrats Get It Right On Iraq - Walkom

leftdog at Buckdog - 1 day ago
By backing Barack Obama’s ill-considered war, Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau have signed onto a fool’s errand. America’s latest Middle East war is a fool’s errand. U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is hastily conceived, relies on uncertain allies and risks further inflaming an already volatile region. In Canada, the only major political party with anything resembling a sensible position on this war is Tom Mulcair’s NDP. After days of dithering, the New Democrats have decided to oppose Canadian involvement. Mulcair made that cl... more »

On The Scotland Independence Fail

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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Help Obama Kickstart World War III!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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The Laughable And Ridiculous Phoney "ISIS/ISIL Terrorist" Threat Continues: Excellent Video From Snordelhans, AKA Snordster - New ISIS Horror Threat!!!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I have noticed that the Jew spew media reports on their fraudulent "ISIS/ISIL" threat has taken a bit of a breather for the last two days while the world media focused on making sure that the slaves in Scotland were not able to break free from the criminals that control the United Kingdom… But even with that massive voting fraud in Scotland, the criminals in the US and Israel are still working on getting all their forces in place to have Syria destroyed…. I did read a few articles the other day that showed that this fraud "ISIS/ISIL" group was suddenly into film making… Several repo... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Scotland Referendum: Is UK Less United? -- Al Jazeera* Scotland rejects independence from the United Kingdom but is promised greater autonomy Scotland has voted against independence from the United Kingdom after a hard fought and passionate campaign. It was a vote that threatened to break up a centuries old union, with far reaching consequences for Britain's standing in the wider world. Opinion polls had suggested a contest too close to call but in the end it was a convincing result. The No campaign secured 55.3 percent of the vote while the pro-independence Yes camp polled 44....more »

"Yesterday At 7 A.M., The Ambulance Arrived..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Yesterday At 7 A.M., The Ambulance Arrived..."* by Bill Bonner Salta, Argentina - "We are traveling today. No time or place to catch up on the financial markets. All we know is that the Dow closed at a new record. Gold lost $13 an ounce. So we will tell you a bit of what went on at our ranch in Salta Province in northwestern Argentina... It's a beautiful spot, in a harsh and majestic sort of way. In early spring it's windy, cold and very dry. The cattle are getting thin. But the grapes, irrigated from a small stream, are beginning to put out leaves. "We'll feed the cows what is l... more »

SETI and UFOs

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Just the other day I was reading a book about SETI and the author committed the error of appealing to an authority… which means he didn’t have a good argument other than to say that these prestigious people and organizations have weighed in and they say UFO phenomenon is all hogwash. Sure, I know you’re confused so I’ll expand. He was writing about UFOs, which, if you’re going to discuss SETI you need to address, even if it is to dismiss the idea of alien visitation. He wrote that the Air Force began to study the problem with Project Blue Book in the 1950s and then with the Univers... more »

Did Anyone Actually Think The English Would Let The Scots Go Free? Massive Vote Fraud In Scottish Referendum! (No Shock Here)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Yes, I have read over the last few hours all of the websites and the fraud Jew spew articles that claim that the Scottish people "did the right thing" in voting NO for Scotland to be free of the United Kingdom and begin the road to full independence…. Even though the "official result" was 55% NO vote to 45% YES vote, I began to wonder along with so many others if there was indeed shenanigans in this entire referendum voting……. We have all seen in the last several US Presidential "elections" where the criminals used Diebold machines to swing votes towards candidates with the most bl...more »

World News Briefs -- September 19, 2014 (Evening News)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Scots Spurn Independence In Historic Vote, Devolution Battle Begins -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom. A vote for the union is a relief for millions of Britons including Prime Minister David Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom breaking up. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* ... more »

Welcome To America-- A Guest Post By Melissa San Miguel

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Melissa San Miguel currently serves as one of California Young Democrats Latino Caucus, Northern California Regional Directors and Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party Region 1 Chicano Latino Caucus. This opinion piece was written after conducting interviews as part of her work with the National Center for Youth Law. Melissa can be reached at melissa.san.miguel@gmail.com *Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned... more »

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