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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

23 Sept - Blogs I'm Following II

10:34pm MDST

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Your Choice

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 33 minutes ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! I am on an unexpected trip to the Pacific Northwest so there won't be a new challenge until October 8th. At that time, we'll recap and get back on track. Until then, please continue with last week's challenge, choose a challenge from THIS PAGE, create your own challenge, or ... take a break! I appreciate your patience and I'll see you on October 8th! Until next time ... *WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!*

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind III: “Balance - Lullaby for Grown-ups”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 51 minutes ago
Liquid Mind III: “Balance - Lullaby for Grown-ups” Deeply relaxing and soothing music for sleep, relief of stress and anxiety, for meditation and healing. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQGpjO-eagc&feature=related

Henry David Thoreau, "I Learned This, At Least..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 51 minutes ago
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the univ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 51 minutes ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. *Click image for larger size.* Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 hour ago
*Capitalism in crosshairs as Socialism promoted at opening event of People’s Climate March* *The Communist sympathizers are getting bolder. That they called it a "people's" march alone tells you that. It is classic Communist jargon* New York City – Socialism was praised and promoted to raucous applause by the hundreds in attendance at the People’s Climate March event on September 20, featuring organizer Bill McKibben, author Naomi Klein, socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant and socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The event, held at the Unitarian Church... more »

US Strike on Syria is Desperation Incarnate

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
*September 24, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The West was racing against the clock - attempting to justify war with Syria by allegedly "fighting" the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) in Syrian territory before the world fully realized the West and its allies had in fact created ISIS in the first place and was to this day arming, funding, and directing them. In haste that can only be described as desperation bordering criminal insanity, the West announced that it has begun air and missile attacks on Syrian territory. It alleges that it is attacking ISIS, however - and unlike its ... more »

"Don't Wonder..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Don't wonder why people go crazy. Wonder why they don't. In the face of what we can lose in a day, in an instant, wonder what the hell it is that makes us hold it together." - "Grey's Anatomy"

Chet Raymo, “The General And The Particular”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The General And The Particular”* by Chet Raymo “Of the fundamental particles of which the world is made, each one is identical to all others of its species. Every electron is a clone of every other electron. Every proton is interchangeable with every other. And the laws by which the fundamental particles interact and bind are fixed and immutable. Physics would not be possible if there were not an elemental sameness to the world, a concrete block redundancy. As a young man I was trained as a physicist. I was taught to revel in the general, to see through the particulars to the sam... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams: The 12 Steps”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Dreams: The 12 Steps”* by Paulo Coelho "When Joseph Campbell created the expression “follow your blessing,” he was reflecting an idea that seems to be very appropriate right now. In “The Alchemist,” this same idea is called “Personal Legend.” Alan Cohen, a therapist who lives in Hawaii, is also working on this theme. He says that in his lectures he asks those who are dissatisfied with their work and seventy-five percent of the audience raise their hands. Cohen has created a system of twelve steps to help people to rediscover their “blessing” (he is a follower of Campbell): *1. T... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Poet: John Glenday, "Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"* "Someone explained once how the pieces of what we are fall downwards at the same rate as the Universe. The atoms of us, falling towards the centre of whatever everything is. And we don't see it. We only sense their slight drag in the lifting hand. That's what weight is, that communal process of falling. Furthermore, these atoms carry hooks, like burrs, hooks catching like hooks, like clinging to like, that's what keeps us from becoming something else, and why in early love, we sometimes feel the tug of the heart snagging on another's heart. Only th... more »

Climate Change March Highlights Global Issue

LeDaro at LeDaro - 1 hour ago
Demonstrations around the world. It is good to know that it has become international issue. Please watch the video here

"The Wonder Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"We live in radical times surrounded by tasks that seem impossible. It has become our collective fate to be alive in a time of great tragedies, to live in a period of overwhelming disasters and to stand at the edge of sweeping changes. The river of life is flooding before us, and a tide of poisons affect the air we breathe and the waters we drink and even tarnish the dreams of those who are young and as yet innocent. The snake-bitten condition has already spread throughout the collective body. However, it is in troubled times that it becomes most important to remember that the wond... more »

"Life Is Not..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
- http://walkerbaitproductions.com/?p=746

"Taking Another Look: Importance of Second Chances"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Taking Another Look: Importance of Second Chances"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Everyone deserves to be given a second chance in life and the opportunity for forgiveness. When we meet someone for the first time, we often create a defining image in our minds of who that person is. We may also determine whether or not that someone is worth getting to know. Sometimes when an initial interaction is particularly uncomfortable or challenging, we can decide to close our hearts to this new acquaintance entirely. But being too quick to judge can cause us to lose out on a potentially wo... more »

"How It Really Was"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

"FBI, DHS Go Full Scaremonger: Warn Police Of Airstrike-Inspired "Homegrown Extremists" & "Disgruntled Employee" Threats"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"FBI, DHS Go Full Scaremonger: Warn Police Of Airstrike-Inspired * *"Homegrown Extremists" & "Disgruntled Employee" Threats"* by Tyler Durden "While careful to note 'no specific threats' have been found, it appears the FBI and DHS have decided it's time to show why local police departments needed to be fully militarized after all. In the first bulletin, according to Bloomberg, US security officials warned federal and local police to watch for “homegrown violent extremists” who may be motivated to attack by airstrikes in Syria. In the second bulletin, the FBI and DHS assess that dis... more »

U.S. Told Iran That Their Intention Was To Strike Islamic State Targets In Syria But Were Not Going To Target Assad's Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile, as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, in the Arabian Gulf, September 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Garst/U.S. Navy *Exclusive: U.S. Told Iran Of Intent To Strike Islamic State In Syria -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and told Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told Reuters. "Ira... more »

America's Mission Creep To War In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
BBC *How Obama’s War Against ISIS Just Keeps Growing -- Michael Crowley, Time* *A mission that keeps shedding its limits.* Barack Obama’s war against ISIS has come a long way from Sinjar Mountain. It was six weeks ago, on Aug. 7, that the President announced his first airstrikes against the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). It was a profound decision for a President long determined to avoid military action in the Middle East—and for a war-scarred country resistant to foreign interventions. It was also the first of many incremental steps towards Monday ... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Lettuce Prey Four Whirled Peas

While the "MANHUNT" For Eric Frein Is Going On, How Many Citizens Have The Cops Murdered?

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 2 hours ago
Have you seen this man...on your lottery machine??? We all know the Pennsylvania State Police are searching for Eric Frein whom they accuse of shooting two Pennsylvania State Policemen, killing one of them. But while the "MANHUNT" for Eric Frein is going on, how many citizens in that time period have police murdered, beaten, tazed, and brutalized and *how many Constitutional laws have the police broken* while doing their "MANHUNT"? (I will update this post DAILY, as police murder citizens DAILY, as long as this "MANHUNT" is going on. There is a "MANHUNT" on for *Eric Frein*, accu... more »


While the forerunners and later derivative groups of what is now ISIS, or IS as they now prefer to call themselves, were busy fighting Israel’s enemy in Syria, Israel and the US together with their Western allies were content to let the al-Assad regime forces and the Islamists slug it out between them. Both sides remain, however, the enemy of Israel. But, as the civil war in Syria progressed, so the various Islamist forces ranged against al-Assad began to coalesce. Though still not quite fully united, the group that now calls itself the Islamic State has emerged by far the most infl... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Hélas! on voit que de tout temps Les Petits ont pâti des sottises des grands." "Alas! we see that the small have always suffered for the follies of the great." - La Fontaine, "Fables. II. 4."

Harper Refuses To Answer ANY Questions On Iraq Mission - Partisan House Of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer Refuses To Follow Rules Of The House!!

leftdog at Buckdog - 3 hours ago
Speaker Andrew Scheer is so completely in the pocket of the Prime Minister's Office, he will not follow the Rules of the House and require the Conservative Government to adhere to some sane relevancy when answering questions in Question Periond. SHAME ON SPEAKER SCHEER!!! Tue, Sep 23: *"NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair wanted to talk about Canada’s military mission in Iraq. Conservative MP Paul Calandra wanted to talk about a NDP fundraiser’s inflammatory comments about Israel. What followed was an utterly bizzare exchange which ended with Mulcair questioning the Speaker of the House’s i... more »

Traffic cops and communists

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Why the hysterical emotion from the left about their election loss, wonders Home Paddock this morning after windows were broken and Molotov cocktails left (but not lit) at a National Party office in Dunedin. There was a ”huge amount of emotion” among those on the political Left after National’s sweeping election victory, ranging from ”demoralisation to anger to incredulity”, said University of Otago politics lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards. ”[The vandalism] shows a very exaggerated and extreme outcome of how many on the Left are feeling, but it doesn’t typify it.” The emotion is e... more »

"A man, a plan, a canal, Pana-" . . . oops, wrong canal!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Possibly there's a school of thought somewhere which holds that all canals look pretty much the same. But you don't have to be a canal whiz to know that this sure doesn't look like the Suez Canal. Why, it looks more like, like . . . .* *"The man [the head of the Egyptian postal authority] didn't notice that the stamps show greenery on both sides of the canal while the Suez Canal runs in the middle of the desert!"* *-- Amr Adeeb, host of TV's Cairo Today* *by Ken* In fairness, Amr Adeeb, perhaps the gentleman in question, the one who "didn't notice that the stamps show greenery on... more »

@homedepot foundation rejected my small grant application. We don’t have enough needs, apparently.

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 4 hours ago
I put in for a $750 grant for the Home Depot Foundation to get some start up funding for a school garden, meeting space that would eventually generate revenue at a local farmer’s market in Ward 8, DC. I get the automatic reply: Dear Applicant, The Home Depot Foundation appreciated the opportunity to consider your […]

What Is Next In The U.S. Military Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*‘Sustained Campaign’ Against ISIS Poses Complex Challenges For Military, Congress -- FOX News* The launch of U.S. airstrikes in Syria marks the beginning of what military officials are calling a "sustained campaign" against the Islamic State -- a new war in the Middle East that immediately poses complex challenges for the Obama administration and Congress. Some already see the war against the Islamic State, or ISIS, as an engagement that could last years, and could fall to President Obama's successor to finish. "The fact is, Islamic terrorism is out to destroy us ... and the w... more »


Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 4 hours ago
I am about six weeks into the new school year. You may have noticed, maybe not, that my personal contributions here, and to the “radio” show, dropped off precipitously. Teaching is a busy job, as you know. I have hobbies, a personal life, and other interests that supersede the old education reform commentary. Beyond the […]

Yemen success story looking like Libya success story ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Tweets..... *Rami(ط)* ‏@RamiAlLolah 4h This #USA drone was downed in #*Yemen*.. pic.twitter.com/TlrKKag6c3 [image: Embedded image permalink] *Zaid Benjamin* ‏@zaidbenjamin 2h Al-Qaeda in a statement calls the Sunni of #*Yemen* to unite against the Hothies *Al Arabiya English* ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 1h #Houthis tighten grip on #Yemen capital http://ara.tv/8z5kh Al Arabiya English [image: View this content on Al Arabiya English's website] Heavily-armed Houthi rebels deploy in Sanaa By Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng Hundreds of Houthi rebels armed with heavy weaponry deploy in San... more »

FBI, DHS Go Full Scaremonger: Warn Police Of Airstrike-Inspired "Homegrown Extremists" & "Disgruntled Employee" Threats ( Has anyone considered that with Americans civil liberties curtailed and essentially any American a " domestic terrorist " these days , that our Government has done more harm than Al Qaeda / ISIS or any other Jihadist Group could ever aspire to accomplish to destroy the Country ? )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
FBI, DHS Go Full Scaremonger: Warn Police Of Airstrike-Inspired "Homegrown Extremists" & "Disgruntled Employee" Threats [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/23/2014 19:48 -0400 - Bloomberg News - FBI - Iraq - Ron Paul - Saudi Arabia inShare While careful to note '*no specific threats*' have been found, it appears the FBI and DHS have decided it's time to show why local police departments needed to be fully militarized after all. In the first bulletin, according to Bloomberg, *US security officials warned federal and local police to... more »

Libya Updates ( September 23 , 2014 ) -- Political intrigue and actual fighting between Libyan power brokers / tribes / jihadists and the non jihadists , more mystery air strikes in Tripoli ( Egypt Calling ) , the future of Syria unfolding before our eyes ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
http://en.itar-tass.com/world/750938 Uprising against Islamists begins in the capital of Libya World September 24, 2:48 UTC+4 Aircraft pound Islamist positions CAIRO, September 24. /ITAR-TASS/. In the Libyan capital, an uprising against Islamist forces, which control it, began on Tuesday. The satellite-aided television channel Sky News Arabia reported that all areas of Tripoli rose up in the fight against the militants. Besides, according to Al-Arabia, the principal city of the country was subjected to an intensive bombardment. Aviation delivered at least six strikes against the posi... more »

Obsessions with the f-word. I mean, FRUSTRATION

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 4 hours ago
I saw this posted today from the Answer Sheet on reading in our current standards-obsessed era. The article poses an interesting question: is cultivating frustration in children something we should embrace? My instincts tell me no, and I’ll let you debate that answer for yourself. But what I will say is that I’ve seen this word, […]

What’s Next for the Global Climate Movement?

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
This is a guest post from Jennifer Hadden, who is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. She guest blogged on the Duck before on global climate negotiations. She also has a forthcoming book from Cambridge on climate advocacy called Networks in Contention: The Divisive Politics of Climate Change. The largest climate change demonstration in Continue reading

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 23, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Why Airstrikes in Syria Are Just the Beginning -- Brian Katulis, WSJ* Coalition airstrikes in Syria mark a significant shift in the Obama administration’s Middle East policy and overall national security strategy. These actions are just the opening barrages in a new and complicated battle that will require more than military action. A broad international and regional coalition will be needed, as President Barack Obama stressed in his statement Tuesday morning. Advancing stability in the region and combating Islamic State militants will require a multifaceted effort involving dipl... more »

Shepherd Bliss : ‘Village Building Convergence’ rocks small-town Sebastopol

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
The two-day event was designed to ‘improve our experience of community… by transforming public spaces and making them into special places.’ By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2014 SEBASTOPOL, California — Participants in the ambitious 10-day … finish reading Shepherd Bliss : ‘Village Building Convergence’ rocks small-town Sebastopol

Quote of the day: Bob Jones on Labour

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*“Most of all they should embrace the modern age and recognise that social and economic salvation and uplifting the underclass does not simplistically lie in ever increasing taxes on the industrious and thrifty and their transfer to the indolent. There's nothing positive or progressive about that.”* - Bob Jones, ‘Cunliffe should man up and quit,’ NZ HERALD Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

World News Briefs -- September 23, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Obama Hails Joint US-Arab Strikes on Islamic State Targets in Syria -- Voice of America* President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the coalition of Arab states that joined U.S. forces to pound Islamic State targets in Syria, calling it a sign that Middle Eastern people were “standing up for the peace and security that the people of the region and the world deserves.” Hours earlier, U.S. forces and Arab allies hit dozens of targets, using war planes, remote drones and ship-launched cruise missiles to attack the militants in Syria for the first time. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST*... more »

David Cameron to recall Parliament- strikes in Iraq? Or mostly Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Rather then updating an already lengthy post, I started anew- US/Israel & GCC nations strike Syria- Khorasan and Updates* David Cameron- strikes on Syria, cause let's face it t*he strikes in Iraq have been mostly for show. Once the regime change was taken care of in Iraq. Syria was going to be the target. This news ties in quite nicely with a comment from Marie, earlier today September 23, 2014 at 8:20 AM Hi Penny I am greatly saddened by the news. It was inevitable, as we say. I must tell you that the president of Cyprus (who is by all accounts in the pockets of the US) went to th... more »

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's Farewell Speech Takes A Swipe At The U.S. And Pakistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a ceremony commemorating the 2001 assassination of legendary Tajik resistance commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, in Kabul Septembsr 9, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani *Afghanistan's Karzai Criticizes US, Pakistan In Farewell Speech -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Outgoing President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday blamed the United States for Afghanistan's long war in a final swipe at the country that helped bring him to power 13 years ago but towards which he has become increasingly bitter. His farewell speech came days ahead of the swearing in o... more »

Richard Allen's White House Safe

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"Maybe if I had had a shotgun, I might have disposed of a few subsequent problems.”* *- Alexander Haig* North`s Safe Has `History` May 16, 1987|United Press International WASHINGTON -- The gray metal safe that a former State Department consultant testfied Lt. Col. Oliver North stashed thousands of dollars in for covert payments to Nicaraguan rebel leaders has a storied past. Robert Owen, who said he took at least two sizable payments from the safe to Contra leaders, also said North told him the safe -- in room 302 in the Old Executive Office Building next door to the White House ... more »

We are One

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
This journey we are on, called life, is one of the most spectacular trips available. The experience of physical existence has within it every possibility. This planet is filled with over 7 billion humans – there are many who choose to visit here. To be clear, all facets of this life are known as possibilities before birth. There are no tricks played or secrets kept. In full awareness we incarnate, happy for the chance to live again. This talk of an “experiment” may have led you to think otherwise – to think that you’d been duped and your plan to be here at all was made under f... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*The Film Don't Lie: Saints ~Mike Triplett, ESPN*~*The Saints’ defense showed great improvement in most areas in Week 3. But in order to get their first road win of the season Sunday night at Dallas, they must figure out how to start forcing turnovers. * *State to hold public hearing on oil drilling permit application in St. Tammany ~Robert Rhoden * *The Irish House to host Louisiana’s Brewers Bash ~Jamal Melancon, Uptown Messenger*

Marriott Fires A Democratic Employee For Running Against The Republican The Company Is Backing In Florida

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Marriott backs Republicans Lew Oliver and John Quiñones and fired Democrat Viviana Janer to prove it The specifics of this story tell you a lot about problems facing women, minorities, young people… anyone not part of the old, rich, white, male Establishment of Central Florida. Taking an overview, however, isn't just something about Kissimmee or even Florida; it's about the growing toxicity of conservatives in general and the Republican Party in particular. Vivian Janer is a Democrat running for a county commission seat in Osceola County in central Florida. If elected, she'd be the ... more »

New NC Standards Commission Headed by IBM Offshoring Expert and Tea Party Darling

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
From WRAL: IBM executive Andre Peek of Wake County and longtime Forsyth County school board member Jeannie Metcalf were named co-chairmen of the commission. Jeannie Metcalf is Tea Party school board member. Andre Peek's LinkedIn page has his expertise listed as Outsourcing/Offshoring (really!). What can go wrong?

Town planners are great, say town planners

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
The New Zealand Planning Institute -- the trade union for the country’s town planners -- says don’t repeal, reform or even alter slightly the Resource Management Act – the source of employment for the country’s town planners. Trade union boss Bryce Julyan said recent statistics collected by the Ministry for the Environment “debunked the myth that planners were a handbrake on development.” Really? The statistics showed that of the 34,000 resource consents that were processed through to a decision in 2012/13, 97% were processed on time, only 5% were notified in some way and 0.27% ... more »

‘New Bonnet,’ by Eastman Johnson

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: image]*New Bonnet*, 1876, oil on cardboard, 527 x 686m, Metropolitan Museum of Art A genre painter from Nantucket, Johnson had more tricks up his sleeve than you might think. Composition, for example. Unusual for the time, the composition describes the relationship. Divided in the middle by his tools, there is a straight line from the new bonnet (at the far edge of the picture) through the sustenance being prepared, through to the hands that provided both now being warmed over the fire. [Pic from The Athenaeum] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact autho... more »


David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 7 hours ago
BRONX TALES. via BRONX TALES.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

Naomi Klein: The Socialist spewing anti-capitalist author of "This Changes Everything" and darling of the left and her anti-American husband...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*enjoy all the perks of capitalism while demanding that we return to living in tents - or something.* Does anyone really think this woman, with no scientific credentials to speak of, has the answer for anything, most especially for the made up money making scam known as global warming? Let's sum up her entire new bestselling book in one sentence: *We must destroy capitalism and income inequality in order to solve the global warming issue.* There you have it. Let's take a look at her rabid supporters. I'm sure they were legion at the People's Climate March in NYC this past Sunday.... more »

Ed Miliband's Conference Speech

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Not one but *two* five-year plans? Ambitious targets? An 80 minute monologue with anecdotes about meeting ordinary people? Forget Red Ed. Today we saw the debut of Kim Jong-Mil. Yeah, yeah, lame. But Ed Miliband's speech was interesting, and not because for what went unsaid. The mild social democracy was there - the 25p/hour minimum wage uprating until 2020; jobless, housing, first time buyer, apprenticeship targets, votes for 16 and 17 year olds and the property speculation mansion tax to raise £1.2bn for thousands more GPs, nurses and careworkers. And, by the standards of British... more »

Yemen President Warns Of Sunni - Shiite Civil War In His Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Yemen President Warns Of Civil War -- Al Jazeera* Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi alleges foreign conspiracy and pledges to restore state authority in the capital city of Sanaa. Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi has vowed to restore state authority and warned of a "civil war" in the Sunni-majority country as Shia rebels were seen in near-total control of the capital, Sanaa. "Sanaa is facing a conspiracy that will lead towards civil war," Hadi said in a speech at the presidential palace on Tuesday, two days after the rebels took control of all other key state institutions in the capita... more »

People's Climate March Protest In London

Gross Negligence from rikki on Vimeo.

Islamic State Responds To U.S. And Coalition Air Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Syria Air Strikes: Islamic State Vows Attacks Against Isis Targets 'Will Be Answered' -- The Independent* An Islamic State fighter has vowed retribution for US-led air strikes against the group, after the attack launched with Arab allies killed dozens of militants overnight. "These attacks will be answered", the Isis militant told the Reuters news agency, while blaming the "sons of Saloul" - a derogatory term for Saudi Arabia's ruling family - for allowing the strikes to take place. The Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby said fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missile... more »

Sept. 23: Well, what can you expect...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
..... in a province in which two-thirds of the voters are functionally illiterate, and both the newspapers and the two, traditional political parties are owned by the same people? That premier Alward's conservatives almost won the election certainly had nothing to do with any accomplishment of his during his term. And the Liberals, who lost the last election because they were so detested, certainly had nothing exciting going for them in Gallant, the Liberal leader, who appeared to have no leadership qualities and no platform at all. New Brunswick ain't going nowhere. Th... more »

Supplemental: What we found at the new Salon!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014A message is lurking here:* Yesterday, we commented on the many sexy-time topic selections at the new reinvented Salon. Sexuality is an important topic. It’s also a wonderful way to grab the eyeballs of us the helpless rubes. This morning, at 5:15, we journeyed to the new Salon. These were the first three reports we found there: MONDAY, SEP 22, 2014 07:01 PM EDT *“Gilmore Girls” is a lie: How the show’s rosy vision of motherhood tormented me* My relationship with my mom fell apart; Rory and Lorelai's flourished. It killed me—but I couldn't stop watchi... more »

Supplemental: Hayes stages world’s worst conversation!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014How to dumb liberals down:* Unlike many upper-end “journalists,” the New York Times’ Juliet Macur isn’t straight out of college. Macur graduated from Columbia in 1992. In 1997, she got a master’s in journalism from the same august institution. Macur isn’t straight out of college, but her column today is horrible. That said, it’s a perfect marker of the traits of the modern “press corps.” Macur is a sports columnist for the Times. Today, she wrote her paper’s latest horrible column about the Ray Rice matter. Yesterday, the owner of the Baltimore Raven... more »


        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago

This Syrian Man Is Live-Tweeting The U.S. Military Strikes As They Hit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Tweets by @3bdUlkaed6r *The US Just Started Bombing Syria. This Syrian Man Is Live-Tweeting The Strikes As They Hit -- VOX* The US is now launching its first-ever air strikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS, the Pentagon announced at about 9:30 pm EST, revealing that the US military is "using a mix of fighter, bomber, and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles" along with the air forces of Middle Eastern allies. But the news was actually broken 30 minutes earlier by a Syrian Twitter user in the city of Raqqa, where ISIS has its headquarters, who heard the strikes and speculated —... more »

President Obama Vows More Airstrikes Against The Islamic State In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Obama Vows More Strikes On ISIL In Syria -- Al Jazeera* US President says that the combined operation targeting the armed group in Syria shows the US is not fighting alone. US President Barack Obama has said that the participation of five Arab nations in Syria airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone". In a short statement on Tuesday, hours after the first US-led airstrikes hit the group's headquarters in eastern Syria, Obama vowed to continue the fight, which he said was vital to the s... more »

Snowden, CDC whistleblower: who owns information?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
Jon Rappoport Let me start with this general statement: there are scientists and politicians who are trained like dogs to believe that corrections to the deepest crimes of government can be achieved through an orderly structure and process. This belief is a form of mind control. It’s engraved in a place where so-called rational people still entertain a fairy tale about rescue and “everything working out properly, through channels.” Among the many differences between Ed Snowden and William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, there is one striking similarity. They’ve both taken go... more »

How to Start a Student Group To Protect Your Digital Privacy

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
April Glaser *Electronic Frontier Foundation* Watch for it. This year student protest and resistance to mass surveillance might be bursting at the seams. The Internet, which students across the world have grown up with, is under threat. And now more than ever, student leaders are contacting EFF, wanting to know how to get involved to protect our rights online. Now is the time to organize. We’re calling on all concerned students, whether new organizers or seasoned campus leaders, to join the growing movement to fight for our right communicate and innovate, unhampered by oppressive ... more »

Irish Austerity Exodus Lingers On

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 10 hours ago
August brings us the annual Irish immigration data, so it's time to look at what has happened in their statistical reporting "year" that ended in April 2014. While better than last year, it's still not pretty. According to the Central Statistics Office, net emigration continued in 2013-14, with net emigration of 21,400. a decline of just over 1/3 compared to net emigration of 33,100 in 2012-13. Of the new total, once again, the Irish themselves accounted for over 100% of the net departures, with 29,200 more Irish nationals leaving the country than returning. This continued out-migra... more »

Criminal US Launches Airstrikes Against Syria: The Plan Has ALWAYS Been To Remove Assad

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I finally have been able to surf the Internet over the last few hours today, and what I saw turned my stomach... It appears that starting last night, the criminal US Government finally launched their planned airstrikes into Syria... This, readers, is a clear violation of international law and basically is a declaration of war against the sovereign state of Syria itself.... For the longest time I have posted articles at this blog that laid the facts out clearly for everyone....The US and Israel have long been planning to have Syria destroyed and since the failure last spring in havin... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago

Inter-Island Solidarity Growing in Pacific

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Catholic Bishop Kang on Jeju Island, South Korea thanks activists from other Pacific Islands for coming to the recent peace camp in Gangjeong village. (Video has English sub-titles)

Healthy Lunches: Captain America Lunch

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
Today I am taking a break from princesses to channel my daughter's favorite super hero. A couple of years ago, my daughter came home from a weekend at my parents to proudly declare she wanted to be Captain America for Halloween. I found/made her an fantastic costume and every time someone asked her if she knew Captain America was a boy, she rolled her eyes and told them that anybody could be a hero. From that moment, I have loved Captain America, because she is right, anybody can be a hero. This fun lunch incorporates the red, white and blue theme while sticking to healthy princi... more »

A Look At The Targets That Were Hit By U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
BBC *U.S.-Led Airstrikes On ISIS In Syria: What You Need To Know -- Jethro Mullen, CNN* (CNN) -- The United States and several Arab nations carried out airstrikes against ISIS in Syria early Tuesday, intensifying the campaign against the Islamic militant group. Tomahawk missiles launched from the sea began the strikes against the Sunni Muslim extremists, followed by bombers and fighters. Here are answers to key questions about the new phase in the conflict with ISIS. *Read more* .... *More News On The Targets That Were Hit By U.S. Airstrikes In Syria * Airstrikes Move To Syri... more »

Trucker Pulls Over a Cop for Speeding, A Metamorphosis Happens on Camera

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*Interesting transformation when its recorded...... -AK* Found at: http://worldtruth.tv/this-trucker-pulls-over-a-cop-for-speeding-a-metamorphosis-happens-on-camera/ *Trucker Pulls Over a Cop for Speeding, A Metamorphosis Happens on Camera* Trucker Brian Miner was driving through Illinois this week when he says he saw an officer of the law pass him traveling well over the posted speed limit. He says that the officer was on his cellphone as well. Mr. Miner, like most of us does not like the above the law, double-standard of police, so he took action by honking his horn to pull the ... more »

Kelly Westlund Cheddar Bomb… Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Blue-America endorsed candidate Kelly Westlund (WI-07) is running for the massive 72-county swing district seat in the northern, ventral an western part of Wisconsin. Sean Duffy, a sad Paul Ryan stooge, currently occupies the seat, although Obama won it 53-45% in 2008 and lost narrowly in 2012, 51-48%. The district was represented for over 40 years years by Dave Obey, who has endorsed Kelly: "I’ve won 25 elections in Northern Wisconsin, so I know what it takes to win up here. You have to stand up for people who are struggling to make ends meet. You have to tell the truth, even when... more »

Who Are The 'Arab Allies' Assisting The U.S. in Attacking The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Arab Allies Helping The US Fight Isis -- The Guardian* Barack Obama had insisted on a visible coalition being formed with Sunni Arab states before expanding operations into Syria Jordan became the first US ally to confirm its forces had taken part in attacks against Isis in Syria. Washington said Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had also contributed forces, with Qatari assets playing a support role. It was not immediately clear which, if any of the Arab air forces sent their jets over the skies of northern Syria, but ahead of the strikes Riyadh had agreed to spearhead the a... more »

Greenpeace just took over a coal train!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. You can see video clips rushed by bike from the stopped train, read the stories of the people on board, and sign the petition to end dirty coal here: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/people-vs-coal Hi Udinesi I'm on top of a coal train right now with 49 ordinary people, who believe so passionately that we need to stop climate change, we've stopped a train reaching Cottam power station in

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Also Targeted The Khorasan Group

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*‘Imminent Attack’ on U.S. Prompted Strikes on Khorasan Group -- Bloomberg* Airstrikes in Syria against the extremist Khorasan group were prompted by planning for an “imminent” terror attack on U.S. soil, the Pentagon said. “We believe the individuals plotting and planning it were eliminated” in the eight U.S. airstrikes overnight, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said today in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” program. Amid attention on the threat from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Khorasan has emerged in recent weeks as a more immediate peril in t... more »

National Monument to Victims of ...

Alison at Creekside - 12 hours ago
Sept 23, 2015 : Reactions were mixed today as the long awaited National Victims Monument was unveiled on Parliament Hill, but the winning designer couldn't be more pleased with the final result. "I was playing with my infant son when the inspiration for the design just came to me", he told assembled reporters. After cutting the ribbon and posing for photos, Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched a blistering Cold War style attack on the evils of communism saying its “poisonous ideology and ruthless practices slowly bled into countries around the world. ... That's why we need th... more »

President Obama: U.S. Will ‘Do What Is Necessary’ Against ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Obama: Syria Strikes Show 'This Is Not America's Fight Alone' -- CNN* The coalition that attacked ISIS in Syria overnight "makes it clear to the world that this is not America's fight alone," and that governments in the Middle East are rejecting ISIS, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The U.S. strikes against "seasoned al Qaeda operatives in Syria" known as the Khorasan Group show the United States will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists, he said. Obama said he has talked to members of Congress about the overnight strikes in Syria, and that there is bipartisan support for... more »

CDC: The Worst Case Scenario Has Ebola Infecting 1.4 Million In West Africa By End Of January

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A projected spike in Ebola cases by end of October. (Chart courtesy of HealthMap) *CDC: Ebola Could Infect 1.4 Million In West Africa By End Of January If Trends Continue -- Washington Post* The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 1.4 million by the end of January if trends continue without an immediate and massive scale-up in response, according to a new estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report released Tuesday is a tool the agency has developed to help with efforts to slow transmission of the epidemic and estimate the potential number ... more »

On the BUS: First-Hand Tales of Teaching, Speaking Out, and Consequences

denishanjones at @ THE CHALK FACE - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on WeActEd: What happens to teachers who speak out about problems they see in their work? Join the next Education Town Hall BUS as two educators tell first-hand stories and discuss the larger issues, including whistle-blowing, teachers unions, job protections, and the impact of school reform policies on teachers of color. Tune in…

Martial Bourdin

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
"we recalled the already old story of the attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory; a blood-stained inanity of so fatuous a kind that it was impossible to fathom its origin by any reasonable or even unreasonable process of thought. For perverse unreason has its own logical processes. But that outrage could not be laid hold of mentally in any sort of way, so that one remained faced by the fact of a man blown to bits for nothing even most remotely resembling an idea, anarchistic or other. As to the outer wall of the Observatory it did not show as much as the faintest crack. I po... more »

New Video Exposes Canadian Spy Agency's Unchecked Surveillance Program

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
OpenMedia.ca Katitza Rodriguez *Electronic Frontier Foundation* The Canadian government's surveillance of innocent Canadians is secretive, expensive, and out-of-control—that’s the message of a new video launched this morning by Canadian digital rights organization, OpenMedia.ca. The group is leading a large, non-partisan, Canadian coalition of organizations calling for effective legal measures to safeguard Canadians from government spying. The video reveals how information collected by government spy agency, CSEC (Communications Security Establishment Canada), can expose intimat... more »

$elling Global Corporate Dominance

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Note how this Raytheon video exaggerates the so-called missile threat from North Korea, Iran and Syria. Raytheon is the weapons corporation based in Massachusetts. If you can imagine regional family oligarchies across the US.... the Boston-regional oligarchy gets a piece of the action from Pentagon spending with Raytheon. The Crown family in Chicago has majority stock in General Dynamics. It's this way all over the country. The goal of the aerospace industry is to turn the majority of domestic production toward space technology. Local labor and investment goes into building t... more »

Syrian Fighter Jet Shot Down By Israel Over The Golan Heights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Israel Shoots Down Syrian Warplane Over Golan -- Al Jazeera* Syrian military official accuses Israel of siding with rebels after one of its aircraft is downed over Golan Heights The Israeli military has shot down a Syrian aircraft that it said had infiltrated it airspace over the Golan Heights. Tuesday's incident was the most serious incident to take place on the strategic plateau since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Army radio said it was apparently a MiG-21 fighter jet which was shot down by a surface-to-air Patriot missile, with the wreckage landing on the Syri... more »

THE HOUSES OF NANTUCKET COUNTY: Matt Bai tells all about Gary Hart!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014Interlude—Telling the truth very slowly:* We couldn’t help chuckling about one part of Frank Bruni’s column this Sunday. At the start of his column, Bruni described a new book by Matt Bai—a book about the press coverage of Gary Hart. Bai’s new book may be very good. “But good lord,” we incomparably said. “They tell the truth *very* slowly:” BRUNI (9/21/14): ...I sank into a newly deep funk about the kinds of people drawn to politics these days. *Then I burrowed into Matt Bai's new book and I hit rock bottom.It's called ''All the Truth Is Out,'' it w... more »

Quatuor Coronati

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
"...Of the existence of a coverup there can be no doubt. One of the main saboteurs of the investigation was a certain *Gen. Sir Charles Warren, the chief of the London Metropolitan Police. *Warren suppressed evidence, had witnesses intimidated, and was forced to resign amidst a public outcry about Masonic conspiracy. Warren was the master of a new Freemasonic lodge that had recently been created in London. *This was the Quatuor Coronati Lodge of Research, number 2076 of the Scottish rite.* The Quatuor Coronati lodge had been founded in 1884 with a warrant from the Grand Master of ... more »

"bogus" refugees and queue-jumping: stephen harper's campaign against a compassionate canada

laura k at wmtc - 13 hours ago
Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946 Unpacking how this happens, and in how many ways, is our life's work. It's a topic that must be repeatedly trotted out against as a bulwark against the powerful forces that shape our world. Right now the War Resisters Support Campaign is facing a huge crisis. A spate of war resisters have receiv... more »

US Attacks on Syria

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Journalist Stephen Lendman writes about Obama's attacks on Syria and his ploy to finagle UN support for the bombing: International law professor Francis Boyle said he expects it [UN resolution] to be adopted. It's a Chapter VII resolution. It "arguably establishes the predicate for (using) force," said Boyle. It should have been a UN Charter Chapter VI resolution. It rules out using force. Security Council resolutions "are binding under either Chapter VI or VII according to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) Namibia Advisory opinion," Boyle explained. "So obviously, Oba... more »

12 Billion People By 2100 – And Why It’s No Big Deal

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci Wired magazine recently published an article titled, “Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100,” which despite the typical narrative of misanthropic population control that works its way into any Western mainstream article on the topic of growing populations, remained relatively positive. Wired quoted statistician and sociologist Adrian Raftery of the University of Washington who stated: “A rapidly growing population with bring challenges. But I think these challenges can be met.” And Raftery is correct. Wired would also include in its article that:... more »

The US-Israel Take Down List

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
US air strikes against Syria are illegal under international law but Washington and Tel Aviv 'don't do treaties no more' The US-Israel-NATO corporate criminal syndicate is out to rule the planet no one gets in the way Syria is to be taken down Iran is near the top of the list Russia and China are on the list anyone who gets in the way gets taken down The American people are on the list not needed superfluous population look around smell the coffee hear the train coming you are on the list Your choices? Roll over or resist clear choice one our ancestors made many times as they stood i... more »

Parliamentary Radicalism

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
"But thwap! If you're poo-pooing the massive people's march against climate change yesterday, and calling for (unstated) radical alternatives to marching, why the fuck do you believe in voting and parliamentary politics????" I know exactly why I'm doing this. I think it's more powerful to pass a law *telling *capitalists (or any other oppressor) that they *have* to do something, rather than pleading (or "demanding" as we like to delude ourselves we're doing) that they do something. After the landslide victory of the British Labour Party in 1945, one of their members Hartley Shawcro... more »

MI Congressional Candidate: 'Investigate 9/11, Chemtrails'

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Rick Strawcutter - third party candidate Brandon Turbeville As the November elections grow closer, a number of candidates have thrown their names into the ring for consideration as the next elected leader or representative of the American people in their respective states, cities, or districts. The November 2014 elections are of course made up by a majority of Democrats and Republicans but a large number of Independent candidates are also taking part in the races all across the country. Few of these candidates, however, bear a resemblance to Rick Strawcutter, a congressional cand... more »

World News Briefs -- September 23, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*U.S. And Allies Hit ISIS Targets In Syria -- New York Times* BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United States and five Arab allies launched a wide-ranging air campaign against the Islamic State and at least one other extremist group in Syria for the first time early Tuesday, targeting the groups’ bases, training camps and checkpoints in at least four provinces, according to the United States military and Syrian activists. The attacks struck a fierce opening blow against the jihadists of the Islamic State, scattering their forces and damaging the network of facilities they have built in Syria ... more »

United States Launches Airstrikes in Syria - Real Target Is Assad

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Image source Brandon Turbeville Late Monday evening, September 22, the United States began the first of its airstrikes inside Syria. Although details are still murky about where the attacks took place and what targets were actually hit, the Pentagon has acknowledged responsibility for the bombings. According to USA Today, Rear Admiral John Kirby stated that "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. Given that these operations are on... more »

Oath Keepers Founder Warns Feds of Civil War at National Press Club

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Stewart Rhodes, President of Oath Keepers, recently spoke at the Lamp of Liberty National Press Club to address why he and others participated in the Bundy Ranch stand off, citing federal snipers breaking their oath by pointing their weapons at peaceful American ranchers and ridiculous free speech zones. Rhodes went on to issue a stern and powerful warning to Feds and other law enforcement officials who continue to violate the rights of citizens: stand down or face civil war. Learn more about OathKeepers.org *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBA... more »

"28 Proofs: West Coast Absolutely Fried With Fukushima Radiation, Parts I and II"”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"28 Proofs: West Coast Absolutely Fried With Fukushima Radiation, Part I”* - http://www.veteranstoday.com/ *"28 Proofs: West Coast Absolutely Fried With Fukushima Radiation, Part II”* - http://www.veteranstoday.com/ Do a Search for Fukushima on this blog. It's all here, all you don't want to know, in your worst nightmare... I didn't want to know it, either. I can't, won't, comment on this. Read it yourself and decide what to believe... - CP

Kate Braun : Welcome the return of Autumn by celebrating the Fall Equinox

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 14 hours ago
By paying attention to balance in our lives, we promote harmony, which tends to make life more comfortable. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | September 22, 2014 “Autumn has returned… Trees are falling asleep…As though time has stopped … finish reading Kate Braun : Welcome the return of Autumn by celebrating the Fall Equinox

The Smog of War

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Nothing says cynicism like unleashing mega-tons of bombs on the very eve of the much-ballyhooed United Nations climate change summit, huh? President Obama and the "deep state" of which he is the current figurehead, must have figured that the air and sea assault against IS, ISIL, ISIS or whatever new terror brand they're marketing today, will clear the air for a real serious debate. They'll jabber about reducing their carbon footprint while ignoring the fact that they're deepening and widening their carbon footprint by waging perpetual war. The Pentagon is, after all, already one of t... more »

Dr. Oz: GMOs Can Be Ushering in a Pesticide Arms Race

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Heather Callaghan One thing's for sure: when Dr. Oz speaks, people listen. Many a healthfood store and tea shop owner have saluted him when he mentions their goods on air - and their stores fill up. In the past he has drawn cheers and jeers for his fluctuating stances on organic food and genetically modified organisms in the food supply. Today, he makes a very clear stance, as a concerned doctor, against the EPA's pending approval of a new, toxic pesticide intended for use on genetically engineered crops like corn and soy - this country's biggest crops and food ingredients. He wa... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 23, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*US Strikes ISIS Targets in Syria With Tomahawk Missiles and Stealth F-22 Raptor -- ABC News* The United States expanded its fight against ISIS with airstrikes in Syria Monday night with a barrage of firepower that included Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles and a stealth F-22 Raptor, officials said. The United States and its allies carried out 14 airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, according to a Centcom statement released early this morning. The operation marks the first time the United States has launched strikes in Syria, a new front in the battle against the terror group. ... more »

Jewish Splooge

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
The Jews have spewed Semen all over the holy lands. The Arabs IMHO have spent this same time shitting there. Right now today we are in a Semen Shit holocaust of middle east real estate. Its like the never seen gross outtakes of a anal focused porn video. After seeing that I do not know which way to go. The Jews have lost cause they do not do anal enough. There is no way they survivie, you can pump money into a pump for so long and it will refresh even if you deny the fact there is no water there. Millions and Billions of motivated dumb fucks against Israeli. No way for victory espec... more »

What is the CDC whistleblower’s strategy now?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Anthony Freda Jon Rappoport Congressional hearing. That’s what CDC whistleblower William Thompson wants or is willing to deal with. That’s what his closest, or formerly closest, confidantes are looking for. An explosive Congressional hearing. Congressman Bill Posey has many (thousands?) of pages of vaccine documents Thompson has sent him. Posey’s (qualified?) staff are going through them now. Posey doesn’t, however, have a great deal of clout in the House. Can he gain support for a hearing? If it occurs, it could take place after the first of the year. Earlier, say November, ... more »

Scam Alert: Hospitals All Over America Are Wildly Inflating Medical Bills

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Michael Snyder The next time you visit a hospital, it is your wallet that may end up hurting the most. All over the United States, it has become common practice for hospitals to wildly inflate medical bills. For example, it has been reported that some hospitals are charging up to 30 dollars for a single aspirin pill. And as you will see below, some victims report being billed tens of thousands of dollars for a non-surgical hospital visit that lasts only a few hours. When something is seriously wrong with us, most of us never stop to ask our health professionals how much it will c... more »

Get Your Christmas Gifts From The Police State!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Amanda Warren So perhaps you think that warrantless checkpoints, random DNA sampling, no-knock SWAT raids to smoke out some criminals, and an array of high-tech weapons and drones were the only gifts bestowed upon society by a rightly outfitted militarized U.S. police force. Freedom isn't free after all! Since Christmas advertising celebration begins earlier every year, September 22nd seems a day as appropriate as any to remember how the Police State gives back. In at least a couple of locations last year, Santa had a personal escort in his mission of gift-giving. Because, these ... more »

3D-Printed Military Drone Takes Flight

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
*An update to the military mission of producing 3D-printed drones* Nicholas West 3D printing offers a range of potential benefits and open-source solutions to free humanity from centralized corporate and police state shackles. Naturally, the good elements are being fought tooth-and-nail, while the aberrant forms are brought to us by the military-industrial complex as an essential security solution. 3D-printed military drones are now being explored, with some successes already being reported. In May of last year, Robo Raven (discussed below) was announced which incorporates 3D-pri... more »

America Has its Own Growing Secession Movement

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Joshua Krause Watching the results of Scotland’s secession gambit was quite a ride, if not a little disappointing in the end. It would have been fantastic to see that proud nation independent once again. I suppose it’s not to be, at least for now. While Downing Street breathes a sigh of relief, perhaps they should reexamine the demographics of the voting results. They certainly don’t bode well for the future of the United Kingdom. For starters, the growth of the independence movement was quite impressive. From 2011 until the day of the vote, there were quite a few polls taken on ... more »

No Supermen

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Yep all the masters of the universe and all the wanna bees are just like you and me they rode a good wave and with their cuts lead the world to annihilation so do not trust the experts especially those on TV they are being paid to keep a very expensive labour intensive reality distortion field.

Syrian Government Informed In Advance Of U.S. Led Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets Inside Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Source: Syria Given Advance Notice Of Strikes -- The Hill* The United States informed the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad before launching airstrikes targeting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sites inside Syria, a senior administration official said Tuesday. But, the official stressed, the notification was merely that and not a signal that Washington and Damascus would work together in the fight against ISIS. “We did not seek the regime’s permission, we didn't coordinate our actions with the Syrian government, and Secretary [of State John] Kerry did not send a... more »

The Pentagon’s $55 Billion 'Long Range Strike - Stealth Bomber' Is Shrouded In Secrecy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Art: Northrop Grumman *Is The Pentagon’s $55 Billion Stealth Bomber Too Big a Secret? -- Daily Beast* The secrecy surrounding the new ‘Long Range Strike Bomber’ is more expansive than any aircraft program of its size since the 1980s. What are the generals and contractors hiding? Like a dark planet that can only be detected by the visible orbits it perturbs, the Air Force’s new $50 billion Long Range Strike Bomber project will be ever-present but invisible in defense budget debates in the next few months. Sometime in early 2015, either a Boeing/Lockheed Martin team or Northrop Gru... more »

A Scandal That Won't Go Away: South Dakota Republicans Profiting By Selling Visas To Rich Foreigners

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
If Rick Weiland beats Mike Rounds for the South Dakota Senate seat in November, we'll probably be able to expect a lot more from him than your garden variety Democratic senator. That's because he will be 100% independent of the corrupted Establishment party leaders in DC. His campaign has gotten no help whatsoever from the DSCC and it's one of the most grassroots campaigns I've ever seen. He won't owe Reid or any other party leaders a thing. And he can win. Even without DSCC help, he's within a few points of corrupt former Governor Mike Rounds. Rounds is enmeshed in an ugly visas... more »

Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
image source Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011. The latest containment effort began in mid-July of this year, after gold had moved higher in price from the beginning of June and was threatening to take out key technical levels, which would have triggered a flood of buying from hedge funds. The Fed and its agents rig the gold price in the New York Comex futures (paper gold) market. The bullion banks have the abili... more »

Imagine The Progress.......Messages From Higher Self

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
 Source: *https://plus.google.com/u/0/116550793025117941917/posts?cfem=1*

Income Inequality bring it on

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
If you want to live in fear behind a gate, Travel the world and that is what you see,

GAIA PORTAL: Heavy Sensations Come Rapidly to the Surface in Gaia Inhabitants at this moment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Personally... I think I already went thru this stage... ;) -AK* *Heavy Sensations Come Rapidly to the Surface in Gaia Inhabitants at this moment* by ÉirePort Heavy Sensations Come Rapidly to the Surface in Gaia Inhabitants at this moment, for visualization, rectification, and clearing. Assistance for all those requesting is rapid and thorough. Processing of Hue-Beings and hu-beings is strong at this moment, and requires "sensation of heaviness" to call attention to energetics needing to be cleared. Such processing continues, as needed, for all Gaia inhabitants, primarily during ... more »

Associated Press Investigates Americans Supporting ISIS - Forgets John McCain

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Except John McCain - Anthony Freda Art Brandon Turbeville In the latest attempt at misdirection by the mainstream media, the Associated Press has attempted to investigate and present a focus on Americans who become jihadist fighters in battlefields across the world such as Syria and Iraq and, eventually, the United States. In their article, “Tracing Shift From Everyday Americans To Jihadis,” The Associated Press writers present the profile of American jihadists as lonely, unhappy individuals feeling lost and hopeless in the land of the free and endless entertainment. These indivi... more »

Tats why we have Tats

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
When I grew up in the pre internet age the only people who had tats where not to politically incorrect gutter rats. They were exclusively retrogrades or people who did some kind of job that the elite did not fancy. The biggest surprise for me is the women. As a youth I had litle chance to hit it. Maybe this was due to a mass mis-communication and the young people today are marking themselves to express the point.

The Bunker Buster

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://backofthebook.ca/ The conventional wisdom these days seems to hold that Stephen Harper will never testify at Mike Duffy's trial. But Scott Reid, who used to be Paul Martin's director of communications, knows what kind of damage scandal can do to a prime minister's future. He writes that no one should underestimate the havoc Duffy can wreck on Harper: Imagine all of this unfolding in public – again. Except this time with added rigour and filled-in details. Not leaked out in spastic bursts through media reports, but explor... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*D.C. Gets an ‘F’ in Academic Achievement for Low-Income & Minority Students* The District of Columbia in 2014 received an “F” grade in academic achievement for low-income and minority students attending its public schools, according to a report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber, which released a report entitled Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on K-12 Educational Effectiveness, ranked states on nine indicators to see which states were the national leaders in educational performance and which states were lagging behind. The Chamber looked at metrics... more »

Greastest Crisis in Planetary Civilization

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
On the eve of the historic People's Climate March, authors Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, and Seattle councilperson Kshama Sawant discussed the urgency of radical action on climate change. The event was moderated by WNYC's Brian Lehrer, and Senator Bernie Sanders was the keynote speaker.

Do I clement the death of 3D TV

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
No not at all and I think 4K will go the same way. For easy viewing 720p will remain the standard. If you want upscale you will be wearing googlies. And soon some day a USP ported directly to the brain. Do not invest in glass, and even the cable will be short.

Money Creation

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Its all artificial, that's why we do not have a gold standard. That means we are all living in an illusionary economy that is completely faith based. Our high priests are economists. People that would meet you lost in the middle of a corn field and tell you exactly what the yield was and taking your watch the time, but have no idea where you where standing. We are all Wlye E Coyotes now.

F-22 Raptors Were Used For The First Time In A Combat Role During Last Nights U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Report: F-22 Raptors Launched Airstrikes In Syria -- Defense Tech* U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets were part of the opening wave of American-led airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State, according to a news report. Julian Barnes of The Wall Street Journal included that dramatic bit of information in his story about the rapidly evolving military mission against the al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist group: * Using Navy Tomahawk cruise missiles and Air Force fighter planes, including stealthy F-22s, the U.S. carried out plans for strikes against more than a dozen targets i... more »

US/Israel & GCC nations strike Syria- Khorasan and Updates

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*This post is a work in progress*. Check back for updates because they are forthcoming! The news this morning, broke my heart. My husband read to me as I prepped food in the kitchen and he said “The US is bombing Syria” and I said “No!” Hightailed it towards the computer and there were the reports. I knew it was coming... But the knowing didn’t lessen my sadness and disgust *As I wrote for readers here, Saturday September 20/14 in this post * "Boots on the ground" pour into Syria- PKK appeals for Kurds to fight with ISIS in Syria ‘To conclude- The ISIS mercs, PKK terrorists and the... more »

U.S. To Spend $1 Trillion Upgrading Its Nuclear Arsenal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Reuters *U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms -- New York Times* KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A sprawling new plant here in a former soybean field makes the mechanical guts of America’s atomic warheads. Bigger than the Pentagon, full of futuristic gear and thousands of workers, the plant, dedicated last month, modernizes the aging weapons that the United States can fire from missiles, bombers and submarines. It is part of a nationwide wave of atomic revitalization that includes plans for a new generation of weapon carriers. A recent federal study put the collective price tag, over ... more »

The Union Hi-Jack

noreply@blogger.com (Hei Hu Quan) at Undeleted Evidence... - 16 hours ago
Well, it appears that once again true people’s democracy has been subverted and the dream of a free Scotland has been thwarted, upon orders by utter cunts of the crown. To all those traitorous, happy little slaves who voted NO, I say a hale and hearty fuck the lot of you! I will be laughing as your pimp Cameron and his central bank puppet-masters drop austerity measures on you so heavy that it breaks your bones. You see, none of you will be able to withstand it, unlike your freedom-loving fellow Scots whom acquired the skills necessary to resist and survive. Not to worry though, I... more »

U.S. Courts Have Ruled Against The 'Arab Bank' Finding Them Liable For Financially Supporting Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Arab Bank Liable For Supporting Terrorist Efforts, Jury Finds -- New York Times* A federal jury on Monday found Arab Bank liable for knowingly supporting terrorism efforts connected to two dozen attacks in the Middle East, the first time a bank has ever been held liable in a civil suit under a broad antiterrorism statute. Arab Bank, a major Middle Eastern bank with $46 billion in assets, was accused of knowingly supporting specific terrorist acts in and around Israel during the second Palestinian uprising of the early 2000s. The verdict is expected to have a strong impact on sim... more »

Small Wyoming County Gets Grenade Launcher from Federal Government

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
The small rural county of Goshen in Wyoming didn’t take advantage of the U.S. government’s discounted military surplus program to buy an MRAP but they did decide that they wanted a grenade launcher. It must be one heck of a status symbol to have something like that out in the boonies along the Nebraska state line. This is yet one more example of how the feds are contributing to the militarized police madness in America. As reported by a story on the website of the Casper Star-Tribune entitled “Goshen County buys grenade launcher”: *Three grenade launchers have been moved in and ou... more »

Fukushima: "Gov’t Expert: Fallout In California Thousands of Times Higher Than We Expected For Several Days After Fukushima Explosions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Gov’t Expert: Fallout In California Thousands of Times **Higher* * Than We Expected For Several Days After Fukushima Explosions"* - ‘Orders of magnitude’ above estimates at start of crisis, even though estimations based on Chernobyl by ENENews.com *World Meteorological Organization (WMO)– Commission of Aeronautical Meteorology*, July 15-17 2014 (emphasis added): Fukushima fully showed reliable source terms for assessing accident severity and consequences in real-time were not readily available in the early phase. The inherent uncertainty involved poses questions in the accuracy of... more »

Kaos Climate Change

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
To those who believe in man made climate change its as obvious to us as the fact that Christ had a virgin birth, disappeared for 30 years, and then rose from the dead. We needed more Frank Luntz in our approach. The best climate change denial argument I have heard is that we find evidence that the north and south extremes of our planet where once tropical. Yes that's true and at one time they were molten lava. Climate change alarmists are not denying the climate of the earth has changed many times over the billions of years of earths existence. What we are saying is that the clim... more »

An interview with Edward Witten at a bizarre place

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Most events in the "science journalism" of the recent years have been really strange, to put it extremely mildly. So the following thing is probably just another example of the rule. But listen. John Horgan is a loud, violent, and obnoxious critic of science who believes that science has ended. In fact, he has also written extensive texts about the end of mathematics. The oppressive numbers, functions, and groups have collapsed and all this fantasy called mathematics is over, Horgan has informed his readers. Before he published a loony "book" titled "The End of Science" sometime in ... more »

Ukraine / Russia situation - news and tweets of the day ( September 19 , 2014 ) -- Obama rejects plea of Ukraine President Poroshenko for lethal aid , pledges financial aid of 56 million ( Poroshenko says 1 billion in financial guarantees ) ....... International political theatre and sanctions updates ...... Gas talks set for September 26 , 2014 ( Winter is still coming for Europe ) ..... Coal may be the new four letter word this winter in Ukraine as shortages loom ......

Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
http://rt.com/news/188808-poroshenko-usa-nato-lethal/ President Barack Obama has declined to supply Ukraine with “lethal aide” despite the passionate plea for more military equipment that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made to Congress earlier on Thursday. During a White House meeting between the two leaders that occurred after Poroshenko’s address to Congress, President Obama said the United States would keep working to mobilize the international community in order for the conflict in Ukraine to be solved diplomatically, Reuters reports. Following the meeting, Poroshenko said... more »

Devon naval contractor signs torpedoes deal with Malaysian navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: J+S Ltd TLS]A subcontractor to the naval industry has won a major contract to supply torpedo launchers to the Malaysian navy. J+S Ltd, which employs 130 staff in the UK, have been successfully selected to supply the Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) for the new Royal Malaysian Navy littoral combat ships being constructed by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. The Barnstaple company will supply a triple tube torpedo launcher system with associated weapons handling and storage equipment across each of the six platforms. Read more

The A-10 Thunderbolt, Saved By Congress, Joins Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: A-10 Thunderbolt II]As the U.S. begins bombing ISIS targets in Syria with a campaign of airstrikes that started Monday, a venerable airplane that was almost sent to the scrapyard joins the fight. The Pentagon will send a dozen A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft and up to 300 airmen to the Middle East in early October, to help in the conflict against the Islamic State group, the Indiana National Guard said. The deployment of the 40-year-old aircraft comes just four months after it was controversially saved from defense cuts by Congress, whose rationale for saving it was simple: Cutti... more »

Eaten by mosquitos

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 20 hours ago
We have had so much rain that the desert is magnificent. It is lush with green foliage and yellow flowers. Each weekend I either hike or go to the lake with my family. We are enjoying the beautiful burst of growth, except for the mosquitos. Why couldn’t they have disappeared with the cockroaches? The cockroaches, june bugs, and beetles haven’t made up for their population collapses in 2011. Crickets have survived better but are still in relatively small number. Bats were impacted but are still around, just in fewer numbers. But the mosquitos are booming. And no-see-ums also. Ugh.... more »

North Korea reportedly developing tactical nuclear missiles: paper

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
North Korea is developing new missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads, a Seoul daily reported Tuesday, citing South Korean intelligence authorities. The JoongAng Ilbo said North Korea has performed a series of test-firings of new short-range missiles since Aug. 14. It was the first time the government had detected Pyongyang developing a tactical nuclear missile, according to the report. Designated as KN-10, the new ground-to-ground missiles are believed to be designed to carry nuclear payloads, the report said. Read more

US reaffirms Apache delivery to Egypt

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AH-64E Apache]The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to supply Egypt with 10 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters that have been withheld since the military took control of the country in July 2013. With the US government having indicated in April that it would now deliver the helicopters, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel confirmed the decision during a meeting with Egyptian Minister of Defense Colonel General Sedki Sobhy, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 20 September. "The US DoD announced in April 2014 that it had lifted suspension of the delivery... more »

GAO Draft Slams F-35 On ‘Unaffordable’ Costs: $8.8B Over Legacy Fighters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35C Lightning II]The F-35′s long-term costs may “not be affordable” and appear to be substantially higher than those of the existing combat aircraft fleets that the Joint Strike Fighter will replace, the Government Acocuntability Office says in a draft report. “The annual F-35 operating and support costs are estimated to be considerably higher than the combined annual costs of several legacy aircraft,” the draft says. This issue is likely to be a topic of debate at the JSF Executive Steering Board meetings to begin Thursday in Oslo, Norway. The nine countries that invest... more »

IAF shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Golan Hights

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Patriot missile]The IDF on Tuesday shot down a Syrian warplane that invaded Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights. A Syrian fighter jet belonging to the Assad regime was detected over Quneitra near the Israeli border, before it crossed into Israeli air space on Tuesday morning. The IAF fired a Patriot surface-to-air missile at the warplane, striking it down. "It was a Russian-made Sukhoi," a military spokesman said. Read more

Russia to fully renew nuclear forces by 2020 – official

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RS-24 Yars]Russia is set to renew the country’s strategic nuclear forces by 100 percent, not 70 percent as previously announced, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. "The formation of the technical basis for strategic nuclear forces is going at a faster rate, and in fact, we will renew not 70 percent of the SNF, but 100 percent," Rogozin told Rossiya TV channel. The deputy premier, who’s responsible for the Russian defense industry, also declared that in 2015 the army and the navy are to switch 30 percent of their weapons to "cutting edge" technology, and by 70... more »

China developing a stealth bomber

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Future Chinese H-20 stealth bomber]China is developing a new stealth bomber called the H-20 to firm up the PLA strategic bomber force, said Bill Sweetman, a military journalist and Richard D. Fisher, an expert in Chinese military development. Russia and China are both proceeding with bomber plans while the United States is developing its own Long-Range Strike Bomber project, said the Washington-based Aviation Week & Space Technology report. China's H-20 bomber is most likely to be developed and produced by Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation. The aircraft concept will pro... more »

San Diego-based frigate USS Gary prepares for final deployment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Gary (FFG 51)]A San Diego-based guided-missile frigate is scheduled to leave Wednesday for a final deployment before its scheduled decommissioning, the Navy announced Monday. The 30-year-old USS Gary will sail to the waters off Central and South America for anti-drug trafficking missions. A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment and units from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 49 will join the Gary and its 240 sailors for the final deployment. Read more


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 20 hours ago
*So much for clearing up the planet! Climate change protesters who marched through Manhattan are branded hypocrites for leaving litter strewn across the city* *Typical Leftist egotists with no respect for other people* Climate change skeptics have branded protesters who marched through Manhattan on Sunday as hypocrites for leaving litter strewn across the city. New Yorkers uploaded images to social media sites showing piles of trash - included ditched paper and cardboard signs - left behind after thousands took part in the People's Climate March. 'Their love for the Earth is so re... more »

U.S. Airstrikes Have Failed To Stop The Islamic State In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Weeks Of U.S. Strikes Fail To Dislodge ISIS In Iraq -- New York Times* BAGHDAD — After six weeks of American airstrikes, the Iraqi government’s forces have scarcely budged the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State from their hold on more than a quarter of the country, in part because many critical Sunni tribes remain on the sidelines. Although the airstrikes appear to have stopped the extremists’ march toward Baghdad, the Islamic State is still dealing humiliating blows to the Iraqi Army. On Monday, the government acknowledged that it had lost control of the small town of Sichar a... more »

US launches air strikes against Isis in Syria for the first time

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F/A-18 Hornet]The US stepped up its war against the Islamic State militant group, launching air strikes on targets in Syria for the first time. The Pentagon press secretary, rear admiral John Kirby, confirmed that the US and allied nations sent fighter jets, bomber aircraft and Tomahawk missiles in an operation against Isis that he described as “ongoing”. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, indicated that Raqqa, a Syrian stronghold of Isis, was among the targets of the operation, which began in the early hours of Tuesday morning local time. Read more

NYPD was only able to arrest 100 "climate" communist criminals so far

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*...along with 1 polar bear...* *Off-topic:* the 8th season of The Big Bang Theory was started yesterday. If you have missed those episodes, don't miss the next ones. On Sunday, "The People's Climate March" took place in Manhattan. According to their counts, it was attended by 310,000 communist and socialist hecklers; the figure includes about 100,000 hecklers who were actually observable in the visible spectrum. These individuals brought the world another clear piece of evidence that the global warming movement has nothing whatever to do with science, despite the often repeated ou... more »

U.S. Navy selects Lockheed Martin Syracuse for $147 million contract to upgrade ship defenses

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AN/SLQ-32]The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin's suburban Syracuse plant a contract worth $147 million to upgrade its electronic warfare defenses against threats such as anti-ship missiles. The contract is at least the second that the plant at Electronics Park in Salina has received to produce Block 2 of the Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Program, or SEWIP. In April 2013, Lockheed received an initial $57 million contract to upgrade the fleet's electronic warfare defenses on ships that included the USS Bainbridge, a guided-missile destroyer. Read more

Musical Interlude: Tron Syversen, “Moonlight Reflections”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Tron Syversen, “Moonlight Reflections” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1EZ30fUHLA

Shipbuilders from Spanish firm Navantia called in to salvage destroyer program

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hobart class DDG]The Abbott government will install a senior team of shipbuilders from Spanish firm Navantia to work on the Air Warfare Destroyers as it attempts to salvage the troubled $8.5 billion project. The move is one of the first steps in the government’s recovery plan for what Defence Minister David Johnston has described as a “disgraceful mess of a project” and a “skunk” that has been plagued with cost overruns of more than $500 million and delays of up to two years. Senator Johnston has said the reform strategy for the AWD project will be a “test case” for the Aust... more »

German Navy Grounds Sea Lynx Helicopter Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: German Navy Sea Lynx]A 22-centimeter-long crack discovered in a German Sea Lynx Mk88 helicopter has grounded 21 of the Navy’s 22-strong Sea Lynx fleet, according to the Defense Ministry. The crack appeared on the hoist arm of a Sea Lynx onboard the frigate Lübeck, currently at sea, in the region of the tail rotor, a ministry spokesman said. As other Sea Lynx have shown a precondition for the same defect, the whole fleet will be checked. Fifteen of the multipurpose military helicopters are therefore grounded while six were already in routine maintenance. One aircraft used for... more »

New Zealand's Anzac frigates to be equipped with Thales' SMART-S Mk2 radar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: SMART-S Mk2]Thales Nederland has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin Canada to deliver SMART-S Mk2 radars and 3D surveillance radar for integration into Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigates. Being delivered as part of the Anzac frigate system upgrade executed by Lockheed Martin Canada, the two medium-to-long range surveillance radars will be installed on the RNZN's two Anzac-class frigates. Thales vice-president, Surface Radar activities in charge Geert van der Molen said: "SMART-S Mk2's proven capability to support Evolved Sea Sparrow missile, vertical launch MICA,... more »

Mutiny on the Potomic?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014, file photo U.S. President Barack Obama looks around during a flypast at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales. Obama will begin this week to lay out a strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, starting with a White House meeting with bipartisan congressional leaders on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 and a speech on Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)] This item is quite right, suddenly action however muted is forthcoming that is not t... more »

Glimpsing Heaven with Judy Bachrach

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: A photo of the gravestone of William Penn, English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania.] Let me make it simple. We are going to be able to see and communicate with Spirits as a matter of course. The spirit of a living person is formed from dark matter and is glued together with photons. It is well named as the light body. That light body can remove itself from the body and go on excursions as well as interact with others. This will become possible just as soon as a number of experiments are run in order to determine how to provide appropriate tools. ... more »

Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea Strategy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The best strategy available to the USA and NATO is to establish major military bases in Romania and in Kurdistan that has the capacity to support direct intervention as needed. This has the cost of establishment but provides clear tactical options beyond actually declaring war in extremis. A forward base in Romania that is coastal allows the USA Fleet to set up in the Black sea in support of the Ukraine and to maintain air power on land nearby. It can be compact and close enough to seriously discourage adventurism. The same holds true in Kurdistan. This is clo... more »

Southwest’s Drought - the Solution?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The news does not get any better does it? The good news is that the solution is already available and it is ingenious and wonderful. We can now harvest moisture directly from the atmosphere with a system discovered in Africa that uses modern plastic filament netting held in a conical structure of thin bamboo like poles that run twenty feet into the air. This allows dew to be collected all night in a small shallow pond below that likely can also contain edible fresh water vegetation like water cress. The surplus is then fed directly into nearby roots, preferably that of... more »

What is love?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Love is a hormonally modulated binding between two individuals that ranges from mild through obsessively overwelming and affects emotional responses. The typical lifespan is measured in years although decay does occur and reinforcement as well. The mind is mostly capable of managing the effect but the emphais is on mostly. In fact is often welcomed and nurtured. Understanding also that all decissions made by the human animal have an emotional loading in order to drive decissions it is no surprise that this is at the center of much of human interaction. The one aspect of love th... more »

Stonehenge 'Complete Circle' Evidence Found

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Stonehenge] This recent work is finally completely opening up the whole site through remote sensing technology and nothing could be more welcome. I will be posting additional information in the days ahead. For now it is satisfying to know that the site itself was completed as a circle as everybody naturally assumed. In fact we will now see years of excavation undertaken here over a huge area. This technology is showing us were to look and the days of blind trenching are gone. We can expect many more discoveries here. ... more »

How Higher Education in the US Was Destroyed in 5 Basic Steps

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: http://www.wakingtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/college-education-lecture-hall.jpg] Without question higher education has become an insane money pit that is managed to provide a credential rather than a meaningful education for many participants. Much of what is been presented could be made as part of a college level credentialing system and no more. In fact we need to seriously separate the two and allow more compression to save costs. For far too many disciplines, the standards are hardly there at all. Yet it is quite reasonable that all college level degrees sh... more »

Neanderthal Engraving

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Photo of the skull of a female Neanderthal in a cave in Gibralter.] The Neanderthal was very much a hunter gatherer and all tht which it entails. Modern humanity was much better at that and mostly absorbed the Neanderthal into a much larger population. It really is that simple and the same has largely already happened to North American First Nations although immigration has brought that about. Of course, immigration did it for the Neanderthals as well. Humanity simply knew how to support large villages. In the meantime they also shared the capacity to make some form of ... more »

Monumental Tombs in France 6500 BP

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Human remains are welcome as these are often missing. Otherwise we appear to have a society populous enough to produce huge barrow mounds for their dead. This coincides with the early Bronze Age and coincident agricultural expansion throughout all Europe. Thus it is clear that early Bronze Age traders did have viable destinations to visit and establish trade factories with. Nothing depended on the advent of available metal as was true on the Pacific niorthwest as well. Metal is a bonus that allows certain tasks to simply become easier. The actual villages need to also be avai... more »

The Crystal Sun with Robert Temple

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
If they were able to polish lenses they were certainly able to produce crystal skulls as well. Thus one confirms the other. and seriously, a crystal skull is not a natural part of our world view at all. I wish i had seen this much earlier because it eliminates an issue that i had when i reconstructed Bronze Age Mathematics. Correctly establishing the circumference of the Earth and deriving the foot required fantastic eyesight however theoretically possible i showed it to be. It really needed a scope of some sort to do properly over the necessary distances and time fram... more »

Mu with Brian Forester

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Brien is now tackling the problem of Mu. In this item he makes us aware that Hawaii formed a large archipelago as recently as even ten thousand years ago and possibly much later as well. I do not really need it to found Mu but it was also certainly inhabited into recent epochs. As we have posted extensively the Atlantean world wide culture was an antique trade empire that initially peaked around 4500 years ago that included at least one thousand years of local prehistory. Thus all these traditions were shared and strengthened then. That is important because thereafter ... more »

Heart Field

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am sceptical regarding the validity of any assertions here but at least it is a reminder of the real complexity of our physical neural network and our growing understanding of its depth. There is a lot of practical biological reasons for our core hind brain to be centered in the heart itself because this just happens to be the engine powering the whole body. It would be terrible risky to have a vulnerable linkage between the decision and the action. Recall that under threat, our physical self can explode up a nearby tree long before our brain even is aware that a threat has m... more »

Brain to Brain Communication Demonstrated

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We are at least proving that information transfer is taking place accompied with signalling in the brains involved. This was certainly demonstrated long ago but had lacked a mechanism and physical confirmation which this provides. That mind to mind is our natural form of communication is something that I have recently understood and that it has been cut of generally is also understood. The difficulty with mind to mind is that it is image driven rather than word driven and certainly not written text driven at all. The proper development of intelligence demanded a written langua... more »

Apple Cider Vinegar

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have posted on this topic in the past but this appears to be a superior summary. Its relationship to heart health is particularly noted and again supports my advocacy of sauerkraut and kimchee protocols to strengthen digestion and health management generally. My wife and I have been using vinegar for the hair for some times and it clearly maintains a healthy scalp. Other reports have also supported this. ACV allows vinegar to be introduced into meals such as lunch and supper rather handily and that is always welcome. Again with olive oil we have an excellent dressing. *8 R... more »

Mind to Mind Emails?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a long way from been useful but it does use what we know. I do think that we must get beyond this already ancient technology and discover a better way to image and connect. We already know that it is possible for the consciousness to produce a mind image which I suspect is physical. Thus intercepting that process appears to be a far better strategy for telepathy. Then a trained mind can simply visualize the typing of a mesaage in the mind and send. I think that this can be mapped in porocess and used to feed to a reciupient the same way. At least we should try and this m... more »

Blue Lotus : The Entheogen of Ancient Egypt

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The blue lotus is way more important as a proper and natural symbol for advanced knowledge than anything listed here. I expect to end up using it myself as a teaching aid in time. It is as important as the ancient symbol for infinity. That it has mild drug effects is interesting but not overly convincing since so many plant concoctions share such behavior. Otherwise is is a beautiful blossom. . *Blue Lotus : The Entheogen of Ancient Egypt* *2:23:00 AM * *http://www.psychedelicadventure.net/2014/08/blue-lotus-entheogen-of-ancient-egypt.html* *For over 3000 years the... more »

INS Sindhurakshak not seaworthy: board

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Sindhurakshak]The second Board of Inquiry (BOI) constituted by the Defence Ministry to probe the feasibility of reusing INS Sindhurakshak has recommended decommissioning of the kilo-class submarine. In its report, the BOI said “the submarine is not seaworthy and hence not fit to sail again,” a senior Navy officer privy to the report told The Hindu . In August 2013, a massive fire broke out on Sindhurakshak followed by a series of explosions, killing all 18 Navy personnel, including three officers, aboard. Read more

12 Billion People By 2100 - And Why It's No Big Deal

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*September 23, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Wired magazine recently published an article titled, "Boom! Earth's Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100," which despite the typical narrative of misanthropic population control that works its way into any Western mainstream article on the topic of growing populations, remained relatively positive. Wired quoted statistician and sociologist Adrian Raftery of the University of Washington who stated: *“A rapidly growing population with bring challenges. But I think these challenges can be met.”* And Raftery is correct. Wired would als... more »

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: Currency Internationalisation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 22 hours ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] So what’s on this week at the Auckland Uni Economics Group you ask? This week, customers, you’re in for a treat: Hi everyone, We are delighted to be joined this Thursday by Professor Tony Endres, very definitely one of the good guys. Tony is a Professor of Economics here at the University of Auckland, but don’t let that put you off. His research interests include the history of economic theory, Austrian economic economic theory and history, and international monetary relations. This Thursday evening, Tony will speak about “*Curr... more »

Unintended Consequences

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago

La. Legis Auditor Steps Into Common-Core-Promoting Game

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 22 hours ago
On September 22, 2014, Louisiana Auditor Daryl Purpera issued a report on his objective opinion (?) of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Whether Purpera intended it or not, he is now part of the game. Purpera’s report is little more than another brochure for CCSS, one that glosses over issues such as who actually […]

U.S. President Obama Will Meet Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu At The White House On October 1

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel hold a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, Sept. 30, 2013.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Netanyahu And Obama To Meet at The White House -- Arutz Sheva* *U.S. President to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the White House on October 1.* U.S. President Barack Obama will welcome Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to the White House on October 1, AFP reported on Monday. The meeting will come as a U.S. drive for a nuclear deal with Iran reaches a crucial point. National Security Council spokeswoman... more »

"Coming up next .. Are ISIS terrorists hiding under your bed waiting for you to fall asleep? Our experts say 'It's possible'! '

leftdog at Buckdog - 1 day ago
*Tom Tomorrow ...* *Harper condemns Isis threat on Canadians .. *

Secret Service 'Beefs - Up' Security At The White House (They Added An Extra Fence)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The photo is from Jim Acosta (CNN) *My Comment*: I could be wrong but it looks like the public will no longer be allowed to take pictures and/or look at the White House from the original fence. *Hat Tip:* *Gateway Pundit*

Barbara Frum on How to get women elected.

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
In the October 1971 issue of _Chatelaine_ Barbara Frum wrote a short piece in her characteristic irreverent, droll style. It was titled: "Insiders' tips on how to get women elected." The last paragraph: *Marry a man who's already there and become his widow*A third of all the women who've ever been in Parliament got there on the sympathy vote, as widows. One hard-eyed pro, who dismisses the ability of women to get into politics on their own and has been cynically successful running widows on the black-crepe ticket, says: "The only way you'll ever see a hundred women in the House i... more »

Breaking News: Islamic State Militants Are Now Using Chemical Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An image allegedly showing militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS) driving on a street at unknown location in the Salaheddin province, Iraq, 2014. (photo credit: AFP / HO / WELAYAT SALAHUDDIN) *WNU Editor:* Earlier in the day we had covered the fall of a major Iraqi military base (Camp Saqlawiya) to Islamic State forces .... *Hundreds Of Iraqi Soldiers Missing Or Stranded After Their Base Was Overrun By Islamic State Forces*. As we had mentioned in the post .... this was a major defeat for the Iraqi military .... as well as raising concerns that the Iraqi militar... more »

Coalition Of The Shilling

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, says Germany isn't sending men or planes to fight in Iraq, which is significantly different from what President Obama is asserting. Instead, says Steinmeier, let Iran do the heavy lifting. At Friday's UN Security Council session on ISIS, he said that "[d]espite the difficulties that we have with Iran and its nuclear ambitions, I am of the opinion that all of the neighbors of Syria and Iraq should be included… I sincerely hope that Iran will be considered, for only then will we be able to get control of the threat posed by IS." Over... more »

(Bombing Syria!)  Running Out of Time:  Were You At the People's Climate March Sunday?  (There's Nothing Wrong With Kansas That Throwing Out the Right Wingnutters Won't Improve)   Maligned Chimps

U.S. Bombing Syrian Targets Hardly a surprise. When will the entire Middle East (other than Saudi Arabia, Israel and other predator nations) become a target? Soon is my guess. And on another extremely important upcoming event . . . . Were you able to . . . march yesterday with the 310,000 and more who showed up for the People's Climate March to Change Everything . . . . From my buddy Yas

The U.S. Is Now Directly Involved In Syria's Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The US along with Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia .... have started bombing ISIS targets in Syria. Reports indicate that the targets included command and control centers, training camps, and weapons depots. The Syrian government was not notified that these airstrikes would happen today. Apparently the Ar-Raqqah Governor's building, the headquarters of ISIS, was *destroyed* in these airstrikes on Monday (see below video of the attack). ISIS has apparently instructed its fighters to leave their headquarters in ar-Raqqah and to flee into the rural area... more »

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