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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

28 Sept - Blogs I'm Following II

English: Kyiv from the ISS.
English: Kyiv from the ISS. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Dnepr river in Kiev
English: Dnepr river in Kiev (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
10:35pm MDST

Mass Graves Are Being Found Throughout Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 minutes ago
I thought "enough dead bodies!" when we came across another burial site outside #Donetsk. Reality of war. E.#Ukraine pic.twitter.com/3kTEZPkUN0 — Maria Finoshina (@MFinoshina_RT) September 27, 2014 *Another Mass Grave Reportedly Found In E.Ukraine -- RT* Another mass grave has been found in eastern Ukraine by the Donbass self-defence forces near Nyzhnia Krynka village, days after the OSCE confirmed the discovery of 3 mass burials in areas recently abandoned by Kiev forces. The new site of suspected murders is not far from the town of Makeevka, Donetsk People’s Republic first depu... more »

Mind War in the UK

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 minutes ago
Mind War in the UK from Spike EP on Vimeo. "The root cause of this terrorist threat is a poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism. This is nothing to do with Islam, which is a peaceful religion which inspires countless acts of generosity every day. Islamist extremism on the other hand believes in using the most brutal forms of terrorism to force people to accept a warped world view and to live in a quasi-mediaeval state. To defeat ISIL – and organisations like it - we must defeat this ideology in all its forms. As evidence emerges about the backgrounds of those convicted of terro... more »

Ukrainians Are Preparing For A Cold Winter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
© RIA Novosti *After Months Without Natural Gas From Russia, Ukraine Could Face A Cold, Cold Winter -- National Post/Washington Post* KYIV, Ukraine — The frigid water that comes out of the hot faucet of Alexander Korniienko’s shower in Kyiv is a warning for his nation: After months without natural gas shipments from Russia, Ukraine may be facing a chilly winter. Ukrainian citizens are layering their sweaters in preparation for yet another tough confrontation with the Kremlin, this time over energy. It is a replay of previous wintertime gas cut-offs from Russia that led to accusat... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 28 minutes ago
Machiavelli's The Prince (1513) Chapter XXIII: How Flatterers should be Avoided I do not wish to leave out an important branch of this subject, for it is a danger from which princes are with difficulty preserved, unless they are very careful and discriminating. It is that of flatterers, of whom courts are full, because men are so self-complacent in their own affairs, and in a way so deceived in them, that they are preserved with difficulty from this pest, and if they wish to defend themselves they run the danger of falling into contempt. Because there is no other way of guarding ... more »

Double Trouble For Cameron As One Conservative Defects To The Fascists And Another Resigns In A Sex Scandal

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
Just under a month ago, we reported how Conservative Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell had ditched the Tories and joined the fascist-oriented UKIP. The libertarian-leaning Carswell resigned from Parliament, triggering a by-election, in which he is favored to win-- and become the UKIP's only Member of Parliament. Earlier today he was joined by another Tory Member, Mark Reckless, a drunkard and former UBS Warburg stock crook, the Member for Rochester and Strood, southeast of London in north Kent. Like Carswell, he dumped the Conservative Party, joined UKIP and triggered a by-ele... more »

HIV in Libya

Spike EP at News Spike - 58 minutes ago
*"HIV is the first disease in history where if you're immune to it, you're gonna die from it"* *- Dr Robert Wilner* Correspondence *Nature* *448*, 992 (30 August 2007) | doi:10.1038/448992a; Published online 29 August 2007 Libya should stop denying scientific evidence on HIV Vittorio Colizzi1, Tulio de Oliveira2 & Richard J. Roberts3 1. University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 00133 Rome, Italy 2. South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa 3. New England Biolabs, 240... more »

The LIDA Machine

Spike EP at News Spike - 58 minutes ago
*Associated Press (Exact date not shown on copy but tests took place 1982/83) Loma Linda (Veterans Hospital research unit)* *San Bernardino County* An old medical, Russian-made device that transmits pulses of 40 MHz radio signal at pulse rates designed to match relaxed and sleeping states originally. The machine, known as the LIDA, is on loan to the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital through a medical exchangeprogram between the Soviet Union and the United States. Hospital researchers have found in changes behavior in animals. "It looks as though instead of taking a va... more »

Quote of the day (a long one): On education

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
"The vast majority of today’s science teachers simply do not understand what it means to learn. They do not understand that there is a necessary order to learning, and that adhering strictly to this order is the only way to ensure that the student has a clear, independent grasp of the material. “Today’s teachers seem more concerned with enabling their students to parrot impressive-sounding words than they are with fostering their ability to think. That is why a high school chemistry teacher of Kira, one of my former students, said the following when he began a section on quantu... more »

George Robertson

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
*Dunblane Secret Documents Contain Letters by Tory and Labour Ministers*Neil Mackay - The Sunday Herald, News, 2 March 2003 LETTERS between Labour and Tory ministers and correspondence relating to Thomas Hamilton's alleged involvement with Freemasonry are part of a batch of more than 100 documents about the Dunblane mass murder which have been sealed from public sight for 100 years. The documents include a letter connected to Hamilton, which was sent by George Robertson, currently head of Nato, to Michael Forsyth, who was then Secretary of State for Scotland. Until now it was tho... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Leonard Cohen, "Anthem" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ma5tF6TJpA

"My Purpose..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars...” ~ from “Ulysses,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"What surrounds the florid Rosette nebula? To better picture this area of the sky, the famous flowery emission nebula on the far right has been captured recently in a deep and dramatic wide field image that features several other sky highlights. Designated NGC 2237, the center of the Rosette nebula is populated by the bright blue stars of open cluster NGC 2244, whose winds and energetic light are evacuating the nebula's center. Below the famous flower, a symbol of Valentine's Day, is a column of dust and gas that appears like a rose's stem but extends hundreds of light years. *Click... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Avid Pursuer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Avid Pursuer"* by Chet Raymo "In his autobiography, "Speak Memory," the novelist and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov writes of the joys of butterfly collecting: "The highest enjoyment of timelessness...is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude..." The possibility of learning more and more about butterflies - those tiny truths - drew Nabokov, the avid... more »

"A Perpetual Illusion..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Human life is thus only a perpetual illusion; men deceive and flatter each other. No one speaks of us in our presence as he does of us in our absence. Human society is founded on mutual deceit; few friendships would endure if each knew what his friend said of him in his absence, although he then spoke in sincerity and without passion. Man is then only disguise, falsehood, and hypocrisy, both in himself and in regard to others. He does not wish any one to tell him the truth; he avoids telling it to others, and all these dispositions, so removed from justice and reason, have a natura... more »

"Honoring Life Changes: The Wisdom of Fear"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Honoring Life Changes: The Wisdom of Fear"* by The DailyOm "Anything really worth doing in our lives will always have some fear attached to it. Anything worth doing will always have some fear attached to it. For example, having a baby, getting married, changing careers—all of these life changes can bring up deep fears. It helps to remember that this type of fear is good. It is your way of questioning whether you really want the new life these changes will bring. It is also a potent reminder that releasing and grieving the past is a necessary part of moving into the new. Fear has ... more »

Ma-Xi Meet Up and Other Xit

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
*A curve on the Hsinchu 60. There used to be a giant statue of an aboriginal warrior on that platform above the road, but it toppled off.* By pounding on Hong Kong, Xi is losing Taiwan says a piece at The American Interest today. But their stance on Hong Kong has already had a significant knock-on effect in another area of concern for China: Taiwan. Though Taiwan’s current president, Ma Ying-jeou, was seen as gingerly steering his country towards gradual and eventual unification with the mainland, recent events in Hong Kong have created a political consensus that reunification is j... more »

"We're All Mad Here..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat, "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come *here*." - Lewis Carroll, “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” True, true, lol... - CP

The Poet: Robert Bly, "Things to Think"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Things to Think"* "Think in ways you've never thought before. If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you've ever heard, Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers A child of your own whom you've never seen. When someone knocks on the door, Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if ... more »

"A Riddle..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "A Riddle..."* “This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins towns, And beats high mountain down.” - One of Gollum’s riddles for Bilbo in “The Hobbit,” by JRR Tolkein. • Answer: *Time*

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Thanks for stopping by.

"Essential Books For Surviving In A Post-Disaster World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Essential Books For Surviving In A Post-Disaster World"* by George Ure and Gaye Levy "We are not suggesting it will happen, but suppose something goes terribly wrong and there is a major terrorist attack in a big city. If this happened, there would be a tremendous ripple effect going forward in time for the entire country. Perhaps because of a recent death (Whitney) but one such city comes to mind: Houston. *The Nightmare Scenario:* Let us imagine a national nightmare moment. One of our nuclear weapons is missing from the national inventory. (And don’t kid yourself: there coul... more »

"The Poetry..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize.” - Oscar Wilde

War Photographer Comes Back From Syria To Show You The Truth

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Title: War Photographer Comes Back From Syria To Show You The Truth. Source: We Are Change. Date Published: September 28, 2014. Description: In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Benjamin Hiller who's an German American free lance journalist who recently came back from Ukraine and Syria.

What right-wing scumbags say vs. what they actually do, PA edition

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*by Ken* I love this. By way of background, I have an e-mail screen name that wound up being used mostly for political mailings, including campaign stuff. Do I have to tell you what an incredible amount of sludge it draws? I dread even looking at the list of new posts, and manage to do it periodically only so I can keep the sludge from piling up. Meaning that when I do attack the mail list, my mindset is delete, delete, delete. I still don't know what prompted me to open this particular item. Now I see that Joe Sestak's name is in the "from" column, and that might have gotten m... more »

It's all right for words to mean what they say

The Arthurian at The Rules of Exposition - 3 hours ago
Eudora Welty: It's *all right*, I want to say to the students who write to me, for things to be what they appear to be, for words to mean what they say. It's all right too for words and appearances to mean more than one thing — ambiguity is a fact of life. But it is not all right, not in good faith, for things not to mean what they say. From Michael Leddy's Against “deep reading” at *Orange Crate Art*.

Iraq / Syria situation ( September 25 , 2014 ) -- Examining the battlefields in Syria and Iraq , a look at political affairs touching on SYRAQ , Tweets on current items of note .....

Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-25/logistical-challenge-air-operations-syria The Logistical Challenge Of Air Operations In Syria [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/25/2014 18:44 -0400 - Iraq - Saudi Arabia inShare *From Stratfor* *The Logistical Challenge Of Air Operations In Syria* The composition of the force carrying out airstrikes in Syria highlights the logistical complexity of this kind of operation. Most of the U.S. aircraft taking part in the operations over northern Iraq and Syria are based in and around the Persian Gulf, meanin... more »

the rulers of our lives

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

“Washington’s Secret Agendas”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Washington’s Secret Agendas”* By Paul Craig Roberts “One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure. The public fell for the lie that Saddam Hussein in Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction... more »

Once again my friend Michael Collins has researched the situation in Ukraine, exposing Obama's lies by digging out materials published in U.S. newspapers and journals. Russian President Putin has won, but not by use of military force. Rather he held back his troops while offering to negotiate, a gesture that Obama not only ignored but falsely asserted that Russian troops were attacking. In the meantime, the Russian speakers of the eastern provinces of Lugansk and Donetsk repelled the entire Ukrainian army following its vicious shelling of civilian homes, stores, and factories. So Obama has now quietly dropped his failed Ukraine adventure in favor of the pointless bombing of ISIS.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ *OpEdNews Op Eds 9/28/2014 at 04:09:14 * *It's Official! Resistance Defeats Kiev Junta in Ukraine* *By Michael Collins (about the author) Permalink* *opednews.com* *Headlined H2 9/28/14* Flag of Peoples Republic of Lugansk (image by WikiCommons)Flag of Peoples Republic of Donetsk (image by WikiCommons)The results are in. The official tally is complete and the winner announced. According to an opinion piece in in Bloomberg News (9/26), Russian President Vladimir Putin is the victor in the c... more »

National 1938-2014 [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
David Farrar did two things this morning: first, he posted a carefully truncated graph that got people talking, showing what he claimed is evidence of Labour’s popular decline – with a trendline added in “to reinforce the obvious point” – and, second he *didn’t* post a similar graph showing the declining trend in support for National, his own party. Lindsay Mitchell fixed the second omission. Below is her graph showing National’s long-term trend in support since 1938. She also added in a trendline “to reinforce the obvious point.” Like Labour’s, it too declines – in part due to MM... more »

How would you destroy $6m of gold?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Guest post by Terry Verhoeven* [image: image]In a marketing gimmick, the Bank of New Zealand has placed $6 million of shredded cash inside a model house and placed it on display in Aotea Square The idea is to illustrate how much money is being wasted by New Zealand homeowners in unnecessary interest payments, an amount that can supposedly be saved if all mortgage payers were to change to a BNZ Tailored Home Loan. The first thing that people who are not concrete-bound in their thinking are going to conclude from the display is not how BNZ can save them money, but how well it dem... more »

The Book of Trans-Genesis: Protecting the World's Seeds

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 6 hours ago
Sunday, 28 September 2014 09:48 By Roberto Rodriguez, Truthout | News Analysis Tic toc. Tic toc. Tic toc. I recently attended an international "Justice Begins With Seeds" Biosafety Alliance conference in Portland, Oregon. It was both eye-opening and jarring and it was also very focused: opposition to trade agreements and laws that permit genetic modification and GMO foods, while promoting food choice - in particular, safe organic and local foods. Among the 40 presenters were people with biological and scientific backgrounds, educators, attorneys, human rights activists and organic... more »

Sex and Westminster

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
I love Tory sleaze, and no one does sex scandal quite like the Conservatives. Can you remember the 90s, the decade where John Major urged his party to get "back to basics"? Alan Clark, Steven Norris, Jeffrey Archer, David Mellor, Stephen Milligan. A roll call of *Carry On* farce and sexual tragedy if there ever was one, rounded off nicely by the revelation that its architect had hypocritically enjoyed an affair himself. Fast forward to 2014 and things are out of sorts. Sleazy relations between the Tory party and its cabal of shadowy donors abound but barely raise an eyebrow. Likewi... more »

911conspiracy.tv - September 11 TV Archive - 9/11 Television News Coverage

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 7 hours ago
911conspiracy.tv - September 11 TV Archive - 9/11 Television News Coverage ZZZZZzzzzzz.....

Staten Island Mafia Thug/GOP Congressman "Mikey Suits" Grimm-- The Israeli Connection

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
2 greedy-obsessed arch criminals claim to be victims Back in January, we noted that Benjamin Netanyahu was using the Israeli government to cover up for some of Mafia thug Michael Grimm's criminal activities. Grimm, a former FBI agent who went over to the Gambino crime family and then managed to get elected to Congress from-- where else?-- Staten Island, has been indicted a 20 relatively benign counts relative to a long and sordid career in crime. Polls show that voters in the Staten Island and Bay Ridge parts of New York's 11th CD are ready to reelect him a month before his trial is ... more »

Is The West About To Make A Deal With Syrian President Assad?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with a Russian newspaper in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on August 26, 2013. Credit: Reuters/SANA/Handout via Reuters *British Intelligence Said To Be In Talks With Assad -- Times of Israel/AFP* Despite assertion by US and UK denying coordination with Syrian regime, discussions have been going on for months, report says The British MI6 spy agency was reportedly engaged in months-long talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime in the lead-up to the Western mi... more »

State of the Nation - 9/11 TRUTH GOES NUCLEAR - Massive Download In Progress

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
a few years ago, across several blogposts, Free Planet entertained the intriguing claims of former officer of Soviet Nuclear Intelligence Dmitri Khalezov that the World Trade Centre (certainly buildings 1, 2 and 7) in New York were brought down at freefall acceleration into their own footprint on the day of 9th September 2001 by deep underground nuclear devices. Many people scoffed at this, with justification one might say; citing no radiation, no blast, no cancers etc. Well, more than a decade after, spiked tritium levels, cancers of first responders and now this -- a massive data ... more »

The Obama Khorasan Hoax is Revealed

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 9 hours ago
The Obama administration’s invoking of the ultra-secretive most bad-assed Islamist terrorist group of them all - the mysterious Khorasan – has always smelled funny. That this group - which was hyped to be even worse than ISIS or ISIL or IS or whatever the Hell it is being called on any given day - just appeared out of thin air was very convenient. With the most intrusive and expensive surveillance machine in human history it is absurd to believe that such a group would not be on the U.S. radar yet it is discovered just in time to justify Obama’s war in Syria. It has seemed like a ... more »

‘Call Of Duty’ Creator To Advise The Pentagon?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Screenshot from "Call of Duty" *Pentagon Think Tank Hires ‘Call of Duty’ Creator To Advise On Future Threats To US -- RT* You would think war-themed video games copy real life, and not the other way around. Not this time. A Washington think tank has hired the maker of the acclaimed “Call of Duty” game to envision the kind of future wars the US could be fighting. The key reason for this, according to the Atlantic Council think tank, is that, with all its money and capabilities, America really isn’t thinking creatively about the various threats it could face in the 21st century. Da... more »

we like lists: list # 20: top ten reasons we love our favourite cult show or movie

laura k at wmtc - 9 hours ago
*For those who want the question with no context: *Do you love a cult show or movie? What movie and why? List at least 10 reasons. (I wish everyone would reply here and not on Facebook, but I know that is a lost cause...) * * * * Further to my longstanding tradition of watching TV shows and movies years - or even decades - after they first run, I have just completed Season 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (What can I say? TV was not important to me in the 1990s!) One of my TV gurus, the famous NFC, is a big Buffy fan, and after hearing the show mentioned several times, it was time fo... more »

Paul Calandra Should Have an 18-Year Old Former Escort for a Wife

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 9 hours ago
Then the small time con-man, amoral sociopath, pathetic laughing-stock, could go on double-dates with stephen harper's other friend, small-time con-man, amoral sociopath, pathetic laughing-stock, Bruce Carson.

Tweets of the Week #3

Rodger Payne at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
It’s the weekend, so it’s time for the third edition of “Tweets of the Week.” My twitter feed was again filled with some interesting micro-blogging. By the way, I apologize for the way last week’s home page post looked. Obviously, I’m doing something wrong with the images, though it seems to be fine once the reader Continue reading

More Failings Of The U.S. Secret Service Becoming Known

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
President Barack Obama walks with Secret Service agents by his side to greet well wishers upon his arrival in Tampa, April 13, 2012. Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS *Secret Service Fumbled Response After Gunman Hit White House Residence In 2011 -- Washington Post* The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House, in the dark of a November night, in a closed lane of Constitution Avenue. He pointed his semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United States, and pulled the trigger. A bullet smashed a window on the... more »

A Look At Kurdish Armor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Image from Twitter‏ @Vieze_Freddy *The Amazing (And Bizarre) Homemade Kurdish Armor Fighting ISIS In Syria -- RT* Irregular armed forces have to rely on their ingenuity to arm themselves. And while rifles and mortars can be bought on the black market, getting hold of a tank or two can be a bit tricky. But you can always make a DIY version with your own hands. At least that’s what fighters of the Kurdish militias in northern Syria do. Called People's Protection Units, or YPG, they have been dedicated to protecting Kurds from whatever the three-year-long war in the country may thro... more »

Ghost of Sunday Classics: Who is the author of Hoffmann's misfortunes?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Her mother's portrait sings to her --* *Erin Wall as Antonia, Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2011* *VOICE OF ANTONIA'S MOTHER*: Antonia! *ANTONIA*: Heavens! *MIRACLE*: Listen! *VOICE*: Antonia! *MIRACLE*: Listen! *ANTONIA*: God! My mother! My mother! *VOICE*: Dear child, whom I am calling as in olden times, it's your mother, it's she; hear her voice! Dear child, whom I am calling, *etc.* *Felicity Palmer (ms), Voice of Antonia's Mother; Jessye Norman (s), Antonia; Samuel Ramey (bs), Miracle; Staatskapelle Dresden, Jeffrey Tate, cond. Philips, recorded 1987-89* *Christa Ludwig (ms), Voice o... more »

ALEC Influence - Hidden Behind the Curtain

2old2care at Because I Can - 11 hours ago
Many times over the past 4 years we have seen articles and blog entries that stated that a governor was beholding to the Koch’s or they were passing legislation by ALEC, or were acting like an ALECer, but we could never connect them directly to ALEC. Reason being is that many of them were not legislators before they became governor, so they didn’t have a chance to be a documented ALEC member, or in ALEC tradition, their membership was hidden from view. But - - sometimes you will find ALEC hiding behind the curtain – Within the last month – the following connections have been made... more »

Every War Needs A Codename

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
I am lying when I say this operation does not have a name. It has a name Operation Hey That's My Humvee — Fake Admiral Kirby (@zorching) September 25, 2014 *What's A War Without a Code Name? -- Washington Examiner* When the U.S. military strikes, its leaders often choose colorful code names for the operation that sometimes stick in history, like Operation Overlord or Rolling Thunder or Desert Storm. Not this time. The U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria doesn't have a name. "I know of no plans at this point to name it," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. ... more »

(Thank You, Deeply Conflicted (and Taped) NY Fed!) What Happens When You Turn the U.S. Economy Over To Your Friends at Goldman Sachs (and the MIC) - Goldilocks Missing (Alarms Ringing?)

Carmen Segarra: Secretly Tape Recorded Goldman and New York Fed By Pam Martens and Russ Martens The Trading Desk at the New York Fed Has Speed Dials to Wall Street Firms (Photo from Educational Video Released by the Federal Reserve) Jake Bernstein has a financial blockbuster up today at "ProPublica" on the secret tape recordings made inside the New York Fed and Goldman Sachs by bank

"The Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

"Start Today: Ending the Cycle"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Start Today: Ending the Cycle"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve to the universe that we are ready for change. One of the hardest things in life is feeling stuck in a situation that we don’t like and want to change. We may have exhausted ourselves trying to figure out how to make change, and we may even have given up. However, each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve and to declare to the universe that we are ready for change. We may even say out loud that we have tried and struggled and have not found a way, but... more »

Free Trade 38: Liberalize Rice Imports and Demonopolize NFA

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
This is the 2nd part of my paper published by the Stratbase Research Institute (SRI) last April 18, 2014. The first part is about energy deficit in the Philippines. The full paper is posted in slideshare. ----------- *(2) Rice prices*. PNoy said (SONA 2014), *“…some greedy rice hoarders are stockpiling their supplies in order to sell them when prices eventually rise…. Our immediate solution: import more rice, supply it to the markets, reduce the prices and keep them at a reasonable level, and ultimately drive those who took advantage of the Filipino people into financial ruin.”* *... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday again, and it is time for my usual weekly rant… First, I figure I would clear up a few issues that arose over the last week… One was the comment I made in last Monday's Turbulent Times show where I stated that PressTV out of Iran was one of the last truthful news networks left in the world…. Lets make it clear that this is of course in comparison to all of the crap that we endure daily from the liars in the Jew spew western media outlets. There were some comments over at Delcroix's Outside Radio network that questioned my statement, but I sta... more »

Hong Kong Protest for Democracy - September 28 , 2014 ..... Tweets of the Day !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
Tweets..... BBC News (World) retweeted *Carrie Gracie* ‏@BBCCarrie 17m Whether he’s Hong Kong’s man or Beijing’s man, Chief Executive CY Leung has one almighty headache tonight. pic.twitter.com/HPosgz2lCc [image: Embedded image permalink] User Actions Follow *Sushobhan*‏@sushobhan #HongKongProtests via @scmp A lone protester stands amid clouds of tear gas as fellow demonstrators are forced back.. pic.twitter.com/saY8pjvhxP - Reply - Retweet - Favorite - More [image: Embedded image permalink] - Anonymous retweeted *Young Post* ‏@young... more »

Russian Foreign Minister: Relations With US Need New 'Reset'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Russia: Relations with US Need New 'Reset' -- VOA* Russia's foreign secretary said relations between Moscow and Washington need - in his words, a new "reset" - referring to U.S. President Barack Obama's effort to improve ties with Russia in the early days of his administration. In a Russian television interview airing Sunday, Sergey Lavrov blamed the United States for the strained ties between the two countries. Lavrov said Russia wants to normalize the relations with the U.S., but he said "it was not Russia who destroyed them." *Read more *.... *Update #1:* Lavrov: Russia has... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*5 Funny But Real Reasons The Cowboys Will Lose To The Saints ~Jason Calbos, Nola Nation Rising* *Howdy, Pardner: Saints, Cowboys to Shoot it Out in Prime Time ~Barry Hirstius, Who Dat Dish*

Big Sister on List of Potential Replacements for Departing Eric Holder

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 13 hours ago
The news of Attorney General Eric Holder's surprise resignation on Thursday continues to reverberate throughout the media. To many the departure of Obama's savage legal hatchet man from the nation's top cop gig was cause for celebration. Holder's hostility towards journalists, whistleblowers and the abuse of the World War I era relic that is the Espionage Act of 1917 underlined his seething contempt towards institutional accountability. Of course Holder was only doing the bidding of Obama whose own lawlessness has expanded the scope of executive power to that of a king. Holder was ... more »

An Analysis On America's Return To War In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*America and Islamic State: Mission Relaunched -- The Economist* *The fight against Islamic State will help define America’s role in the world* FOR more than three years, Barack Obama has been trying to avoid getting into a fight in Syria. But this week, with great tracts of the Middle East under the jihadist’s knife, he at last faced up to the inevitable. On September 23rd America led air strikes in Syria against both the warriors of Islamic State (IS) and a little-known al-Qaeda cell, called the Khorasan group, which it claimed was about to attack the West. A president who has ... more »

Obama Hatchet Man Eric Holder Tenders His Resignation

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
These days it's hard to find much positive in this land of false hope and chump change but today is one of those very few days when news is announced that actually improves American government. President Barack Obama's vicious hatchet man of an Attorney General, the dishonorable Eric Holder has announced his resignation. Holder is one of the all time most thoroughly rotten bastards to ever hold the office. He ranks up there with the infamous John Mitchell who was Nixon's A.G. and a Watergate criminal who ended up in prison. If this were truly a just and decent country - which it i... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

SITE: Jihadist's Tweets Indicate That The Leader Of The Khorasan Group Is Dead

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The messages appeared to provide confirmation that U.S. airstrikes in Syria might have killed Khorasan leader Muhsin al-Fadhli. (Courtesy: ABC News) *Khorasan Leader Killed By U.S. Strike In Syria: SITE Quoting Jihadist -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A Twitter account run by an Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria, SITE monitoring service said on Sunday, following several days of uncertainty over whether he survived the raid. A U.S. official on Sept. 24 said the United States believed Mohsin al-Fadhli, a senior al Qa... more »

All That Dead Money

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://muncievoice.com/ In 1974, Arthur Laffer famously drew a curve on the back of a napkin while he had dinner with a reporter from the *Wall Street Journal*. The curve illustrated Laffer's theory that, as governments cut taxes, their revenues increased. Margaret Thatcher gave the curve a try and it didn't work. Ronald Reagan gave it a shot, too; but he managed to create the biggest deficit -- up to that time -- in American history. Next in line was Brian Mulroney, whose application of the Laffer Curve caused Canada to hit the ... more »

Why Should The Arabs Continue To Roam Endlessly In A Political Wilderness Of Their Own Making?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday I happened to pass a TV set while a nice MSNBC was trying to get through her job by interviewing Hisham Melhem, the thoroughly Americanized Lebanese journalist and Al Arabiya News Washington bureau chief. She may not have known it-- trying desperately to keep whatever he was talking about inside the time she was allotted to to with this guy-- but it was an interesting interview, not the questions, of course, but what Melhem had to say. As best I could tell, he wound up on her show because of an article he had penned for *Politico* last week, Within Our Gates-- Arab Civil... more »

Demonstrations Break Out In Hong Kong Prompting A Police Crackdown

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Police, Protesters Clash As Hong Kong Demonstrations Turn Violent -- CNN* Hong Kong (CNN) -- Police are in a tense standoff in Hong Kong with tens of thousands of pro-democracy student demonstrators, recently joined by the like-minded Occupy Central movement, which has announced the formal start of a campaign of civil disobedience in the Chinese territory. The weekend's demonstrations follow a week of student-led boycotts and protests against what many see as the encroachment of China's political will on Hong Kong's governance, in the face of China's decision to only allow Beijin... more »

Cop Shooting in Ferguson Could be a Signal of Renewed Unrest

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
Memorial to Michael Brown Torched by Vandals Things may be ready to heat up again in Ferguson, Missouri after a police officer was shot and wounded on Saturday night. While the tensions have substantially died down after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August led to mass protests and the dispatching of militarized police to put down the unrest they have been percolating beneath the surface. Earlier this week a memorial to 18 year old Michael Brown was burned down leading to renewed protests. This is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode and the shooting could be the... more »

Obama Regime to Begin Selling Arms to Vietnam

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
After nearly six years of living in the existential Hell of Obamastan it should be pretty obvious to all by now that there is nothing sacred to this villainous administration. With Mr. Hope and Change signing off on yet another war in the Middle East that most certainly is going to need American "boots on the ground" at some point, the dirty hidden dealings within his administration are ongoing. Now according to Reuters the Obama regime is about to lift the arms embargo and begin selling weapons to Vietnam. The Reuters piece which is entitled "Courting Vietnam, U.S. prepares to e... more »

Sudden eruption of Mt Ontake killes at least 30 people - September 28 , 2014

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets.... *バジル* ‏@basilsauce 1h BBC News - Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on *Mt* *Ontake* http://bbc.in/1qIBwVq pic.twitter.com/UnnTYNkzvk [image: Embedded image permalink] *The Sun Newsdesk* ‏@SunNewsdesk 3h More than 30 feared dead after Japanese volcano erupts: http:// bit.ly/1rlTjrM pic.twitter.com/jhp6iyfiKx [image: Embedded image permalink] Over 30 people feared dead near Japanese volcano after eruption Published time: September 28, 2014 06:... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*University Forcing its Fraternities to Admit Women to Ensure Equality * Both genders must be “equally represented” in leadership positions. Wesleyan University in Connecticut has decided to force all of its fraternities to become coed within three years because all-male fraternities are both dangerous and unfair to women. The new rules will require all Greek organizations to have both male and female members and have both genders be “well represented” in leadership positions in order to qualify for campus housing and meeting spaces. University President Michael Roth and trustees C... more »

David Petraeus: Defeating The Islamic State Will Take Years And Require Use Of Ground Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Former General and Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (Reuters/Jason Reed) *Defeating ISIS Will Take Years And Require Use Of Ground Forces: David Petraeus -- National Post/Bloomberg* TOKYO — The U.S.-led fight against Islamic jihadists will take years and will need ground forces to succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Friday. “We’re talking about years, many years in the case of Syria,” he told business executives at a Tokyo hotel. “What we’re doing right now is disrupting. We are gradually chipping away at the strength” of the Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sha... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*American Medical Association prostitutes itself to the climate change scare* And let's be clear that it is just a scare. No-one knows what the future holds. Warmism enthusiasts thought that on the basis of the slight warming of the last part of the 20th century they could predict warming from that point on. But their models and predictions were wrong. There has been no climate change (no warming) in the 21st century and no-one knows if the next change will be towards cooling or warming. So the scare is no better than religious prophecies of doom. JAMA is of course not the fi... more »

Election Collection

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*A candidate in Yunlin county hangs a sign at a junction of minor roads.* Well, the November local elections are coming up in less than two months. Once again, a view of some of the election posters I've seen in my travels in the last few weeks. No sign of President Ma on any KMT signs! A sure sign of his (un)popularity. Click on READ MORE to see more. KMT candidate overlooks a road. Education is my priority, he says A candidate's banners line a bridge. At a big intersection in Zhushan. This on faces the one above. Taiwan has scores of female candidates. I dunno why he uses a ... more »

Daily Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Rode the Hsinchu 60 this weekend. Had to quit partway up, insomnia once again killing a ride for me. But it's really lovely up there.* With exquisite timing, President Xi of China once again proposed one country, two systems for Taiwan, even as Hong Kong students and their supporters are involved in mass protests over the failure of that program. It's fascinating to watch as the world media have their eyes on Hong Kong, while similar and much larger protests in Taiwan were largely ignored or covered pro forma. Enjoy some links as the protests in Hong Kong continue... ______________... more »

Rock Snot a State Secret?

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
Back in May of this year a reporter from *The Canadian Press made a request to speak to Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientist Max Bothwell* the recognized expert on Rock Snot (*a single-celled algae that attaches to rocks on river bottoms*) what followed can only be called bizarre. It most certainly shows exactly how far the Harper Regime has moved from their 'Open and Accountable' promise when they took power and reinforces what we already know about their perchance for suppressing information, particularly science information. Having never received the requested interview the repor... more »

A scandalous bishop, blasphemy in Pakistan, Opus Dei, atheist evangelicalism, R.E., abortion in Brazil and someone ranting against the West over Iraq

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
It's been quite the day for 'good old-fashioned' newspaper sex scandal exposés, hasn't it? First there was Conservative MP Brooks Newmark being forced to resign over some lewd photos he sent to an undercover reporter at the *Sunday Mirror*, which (along with the defection of Mark Reckless to UKIP) is, understandably, dominating the headlines of pretty much every media organisation in the country. Then came the *Mail on Sunday*'s exposé of a leading Catholic bishop for having an affair with at least one one woman. The bishop has now resigned. That story led this morning's *Sunda... more »

We Are The Wayseers - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*We are the Wayseers* *We come from all generations* *All Lands* *All races* *For, we are the Wayseers* *We appear to the world as sheep* *Yet, we have the eyes of the eagle* *The heart of the lion* *We are resilient* *We are strong* *We are patient* *We follow not the dictates of politicians, priests or money changers* *We only hold dear the words of the Prophets,* *The Saints of all ages* *And* *Those who Serve The Good* *For, they were thee Wayseers before our arrival upon this Earth* *As we will be the Wayseers for those yet to come* *For, you see us not* *Yet, we ... more »


Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
[image: Hsinchu60_23] *Rode the Hsinchu 60 this weekend. Had to quit partway up, insomnia once again killing a ride for me. But it's really lovely up there.* With exquisite timing, President Xi of China once again proposed one country, two systems for Taiwan, even as Hong Kong students and their supporters are involved in mass protests over the failure of that program. It's fascinating to watch as the world media have their eyes on Hong Kong, while similar and much larger protests in Taiwan were largely ignored or covered pro forma. Enjoy some links as the protests in Hong Kong conti... more »

Banned Books Week 2014

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 19 hours ago
Banned Books Week is drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean we have to stop celebrating banned books and the ability to read them! As usual, the best resources are the official Banned Books Week site, the American Library Association and the National Council of Teachers of English (its related anti-censorship page is good, too). The Banned Books YouTube channel has some great read-out

Lockheed to buy European satellite for South Korea in F-35 deal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]Lockheed Martin Corp said it will buy a European-built military communications satellite for South Korea as part of a $7 billion deal to supply Seoul with 40 F-35 fighter jets, in what industry observers call among the most unusual "offset" agreements ever to accompany a major arms sale. Lockheed, which builds its own satellites, declined to detail the cost of the new satellite or name its manufacturer, but said the spacecraft would provide a "state-of-the-art" system that met South Korea's military requirements. "The Lockheed Martin offset commitment ...... more »

Proton-M returns to flight with Russian military launch

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Russia’s Proton-M rocket has successfully conducted a return-to-flight mission Sunday with the deployment of a military satellite for the Russian government. The mission, carrying a payload named Olimp, ends four months of downtime for Russia’s heavy-lift rocket following a launch failure in May. The Proton-M, which is the largest and most powerful rocket in Russia’s fleet, first flew in 2001 although its design is much older. A modernised version of the earlier Proton-K, which was used from 1967 to 2012, the Proton-M can trace its lineage back to Vladimir Chelomei’s Universal Roc... more »

US confident of countering nuclear threat of PLA's Type 094 sub

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Type 094 (Jin) class SSBN]China's Global Times says the United States has studied various ways to counter the nuclear threat of China's Type 94 Jin-class submarine. The report comes after a satellite image indicated three of the ballistic missile sumbarines had been deployed to Yalong Bay in Hainan province. The Type 094 has a displacement of 8,000 tons surfaced and 11,000 tons submerged. With a top speed of over 20 knots, the submarine is powered by a nuclear reactor can remain submerged for 90 days. Designed as a ballistic missile submarine, a Type 094 can carry between 12... more »

Pakistan Navy successfully test-fires torpedoes, anti-ship guided missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Anti-ship guided missile]Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Asif Sandila while expressing his satisfaction over war preparations of the Pakistan Navy, has said that the navy is determined to be all time prepared to deal with any challenges posed to the national security, ARY News reported. Pakistan Navy conducted fire-power exercises in the North of Arabian Sea on Saturday, in order to check the effectiveness of Navy’s state-of-the-art weaponry and the ability of precisely hitting the targets. During the exercises, Pakistan Navy fired torpedoes from Agosta 90B Class Submar... more »

Newly-procured 4 Chinese K-8w fighter aircraft arrive in Jessore

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: K-8 Karakorum]The present government has taken various steps to modernise Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). In this connection, the government has taken steps to induct nine K-8W trainer jet aircraft made by China. As part of this induction process, in the 1st phase pilots of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) landed at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman, Jessore with four K-8W aircraft safely Saturday from China, an ISPR press release said. Rest of the five K-8W aircraft would be brought to the country at a later stage. Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Ba... more »

Russia’s Yak-152 trainer to go into production in 2016

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Yak-152]In 2015 the Irkutsk Aviation Plant will launch two samples of the light Yak-152 trainer. Developed by the expert Yakovlev Design Bureau, which is part of the Irkut Corporation, the new trainer is destined for primary pilot preparation. The "flying desk" will be tested in 2016, after which it will go into serial production. For initial training, the Yak-152 plans to use flight professionals from the air force academies. " In the first years of training, students will learn to fly with instructors, they will learn how to execute a simple flight known as the 'pancake'... more »

What is the Pentagon’s secret space drone doing?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: X-37B]For almost two years, an unmanned space plane bearing a remarkable resemblance to NASA’s space shuttle has circled the Earth, performing a top-secret mission. It’s called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle — but that’s pretty much all we know for certain. Officially, the only role the Pentagon acknowledges is that the space plane is used to conduct experiments on new technologies. Theories about its mission have ranged from an orbiting space bomber to an anti-satellite weapon. The truth, however, is likely much more obvious: According to intelligence experts and satellite... more »

DRDO develops CO filters for submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CFKIII room filter]Like any automobile, submarines generate a lot of harmful gases like carbon-mono-oxide (CO). India was importing special room filters for submarines which could absorb CO as well as other gases. To ensure safety of the Naval staff, the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) has not only developed its own CO filters called 'CFKIII room filters' but also room filters that can absorb over 40 different gases, at almost one fifth of the imported cost. The information on CO filter is on display at the three-day AXIS technical festival organized by stu... more »

Maya Is Eczema Free After A Raw Food Diet

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
[image: Foto: This is Maya, she was dealing with severe Eczema for years, the photo on the left is not even the worse. dehappy5_mama on Instagram decided to try a Raw Food Plant based diet and within a short period of time this is the result. Whole foods are the best medicine. Her post below: Yes! We did it!!!!! Maya is eczema FREE!!!!!!!! 󾰀󾰀󾰀󾰀󾰀󾰀 Some of you may remember my post when we jumped with my poor kids straight to banana island. It has been a fun ride since then and look we are having the results already! I am so happy and want to share with all of you as promised hal... more »

Questions, Questions - 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
My old 2009-10 blog about BBC bias had a Unique Selling Point [not that it helped sell it much!] in the form of my thousand+ survey of *all* political interviews across a spectrum of BBC current affairs programmes over many months, counting the number of interruptions politicians received from BBC interviewers and then seeing if a pattern of bias emerged. (It did.) What was deliberately missed out of that survey was the content of the interviewer's questions. In order to avoid the dangers of subjectivity as much as possible, all interruptions were considered equal. The supposed mo... more »

new Jupiter Ascending trailer - oh, yes.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
new trailer for Jupiter Ascending, remember this is a film by the team who made the Matrix trilogy and Cloud Atlas. Expect large-scale drama, sets, action... *Jupiter Ascending is scheduled for an early 2015 release in cinemas.*

Ten Ways To Good Health

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago

Tom Cotton 2016 - The Post-Truth Coup

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
"Rejecting criticism of its latest TV ad, Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton plans to keep running the “Farm Bill” message beyond its current ad buy. “We’ve gotten such great feedback from farmers, taxpayers, and supporters that we’re actually going to increase the size of the ad buy,” said David Ray, a spokesman for the Cotton campaign. In a local interview this week, Cotton said he’s “proud” of his demonstrably dishonest commercial, adding that the fact-checkers didn’t spend time “growing up on a farm,” so he knows “a little bill more about farming than they do.” As defenses ... more »

The GMO Labeling Conundrum

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*September 28, 2014* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) It would seem that large agricultural corporations touting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) they claim possess enhanced benefits for farmers and consumers would be proud to differentiate their products on the shelves from organic and traditionally produced food. However that is not the case. Not only is big-ag attempting to hide the true nature of their products, but the many big-business food processors that incorporate GMO ingredients into their final products are likewise attempting to mislead consumers. The obvious fear is that con... more »

Britian Is Now At War As Two Tornado Jets Fly Over Islamic State Territorys

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The MOD confirms RAF Tornados fly over Iraq from Cyprus following parliamentary approval. pic.twitter.com/R663Hv0D6f — Ministry of Defence (@DefenceHQ) September 27, 2014 *Female Top Gun Leads UK's First Iraq Combat Mission: As Britain Goes To War For First Time In Six Years, Two Tornado Jets Take Off For Secret Sortie Over Jihadi Held Territory... But Drop No Bombs -- Daily Mail* * Unnamed officer flew from RAF base in Cyprus on the highly dangerous sortie over IS-held territory in Northern Iraq * The sortie, lasting several hours, was the first mission for the RAF’s Operation Sh... more »

Al-Nusra Front Vowing Retaliation For U.S.-Led Air Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Islamic State Crisis: Al-Nusra Issues Threat Over Air Strikes -- BBC* Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front has denounced US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam". In an online statement, the al-Qaeda-linked group called on jihadists around the world to target Western and Arab countries involved. It comes as the US and other nations widened air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and Syria. The Pentagon said jets hit the Syrian city of Raqqa on Saturday as well as IS positions near the Turkish border. Kurdish fighters have been defending the Kurdish town of Kob... more »

Six Ways To Kill Weeds Without Using Roundup Herbicide

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
[image: Foto: 6 WAYS TO KILL WEEDS - WITHOUT ROUNDUP! Did you also know that you can reduce your weed growth by mowing high? Yep, it's a fact! About 3 inches is where you want to be. BOYCOTT MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP, the most toxic of 9 herbicides and pesticides tested in a recent study. READ: http://healthychild.org/6-ways-to-kill-weeds-no-roundup-required/ READ: http://www.planetnatural.com/organic-lawn-care-101/maintenance/ READ: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3955666/ #6WaysToKillWeeds #BoycottRoundup #BANRoundup #Roundup #glyphosate #herbicide #pesticides #Weeds #Vinegar... more »

Is The Khorasan Group A Deliberate White House Lie?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist -- Andrew C. McCarthy, NRO* *It’s a fictitious name the Obama administration invented to deceive us. * We’re being had. Again. For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt decisively with the terrorist threat, rendering it a disparate series of ragtag jayvees. Second, he asserts that the threat is unrelated to Islam, which is innately peaceful, moderate, and opposed to the wanton “violent extremists” who purport to act in i... more »

Hillary Is Better Than Paul Ryan On Some Stuff… At Least There's That

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
When I woke up this morning, I saw a tweet by Joe Stiglitz that caught my attention-- part of a series regarding a new article he had just published, Europe's Austerity Zombies. The tweet struck a chord because of an historical tidbit I have been mulling over from Rick Perlstein's latest book, The Invisible Bridge. First the tweet: "France’s so-called socialist gov't is lowering corporate taxes & cutting expenditures-- a recipe almost guaranteed to weaken the economy." Now the Perlstein tidbit, which was referencing the catastrophic Nixon-Ford economic crisis and Ford's classic neo... more »

Assad Should Stop Flattering Himself; Erdogan Should Stop Deluding Himself; Obama Should Stop Congratulating Himself

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*1. An excerpt from, "Obama Struggles to Strike ISIS Without Helping Assad" by Melanie Batley, Newsmax, September 26, 2014:* President Barack Obama faces a difficult challenge to target the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria without inadvertently bolstering the authoritarian regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,* The New York Time*s reported. After three days of American airstrikes in the country, pro-government Syrians are boasting that despite assurances by Obama otherwise, Assad and the Syrian Army stand to gain from the offensive. "The U.S. military leadership is now fighting ...more »

Rockets Fired At U.S. Embassy In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Al Qaeda-Linked Militants In Yemen Say Fire Rocket Towards U.S. Embassy -- Reuters* (Reuters) - An al Qaeda splinter group said it launched a rocket towards the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, wounding several guards, to retaliate for a purported U.S. drone strike in a northern province of Yemen the day before. The U.S. State Department said it had no indication that the embassy was the target of the attack and that none of its staff were wounded. The rocket landed 200 metres from the heavily fortified embassy, hitting members of the... more »

Remarkable Idiocy: “Economically-driven Education”

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
On October 2, 2014, I will be speaking in Indiana to an audience chiefly comprised of university students who have a passing understanding of the intentions of moneyed interests to usurp control of public education. With a mind toward preparing for my upcoming engagement, I happened to read three pertinent (and powerful) articles: This one on September 26, 2014, […]

do canadians support a war against isis? not so much.

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
When the US invaded Iraq in 2003, Canadians protested in huge numbers, adding their voices to the unprecedented global outcry against the "pre-emptive" war. It was that massive public support - almost statistical unanimity - that allowed Jean Chretien to keep Canadian Forces out of the war. Even Stephen Harper, who as Opposition Leader was as gung-ho as any Connecticut Cowboy, has since admitted that the war was "absolutely an error". What's more, even most USians now agree that other countries, such as Canada, were right to not support the invasion. Now, we're told, it's different.... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
diego rivera "El Albanil" 1904

Ghost of Sunday Classics preview: Our Frantz knows it's all a matter of technique

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"It's technique"* -- *tenor Kerry Jennings as Frantz* *by Ken* This was looking like the week for our curtain-lowering Bruckner Ninth, but I've made an executive decision that we can't leave Offenbach's *Tales of Hoffmann* the way we did. So in preparation for tomorrow's farewell to Hoffmann, I thought tonight we'd enoy a tasty morsel from the Antonia act (which we're resolutely calling Act III, the last of the three "mad loves" promised to recount in the Prologue. As regular readers know, some of my most loved operatic activity takes place with or even among the minor characters... more »

I'll Make You Pancakes Obama....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
A Russian babushka (grandma), gives Obama advice, in rhyme!, in the best Russian tradition. She calls him Obamashka, an affectionate rendering of his name in Russian. She offers to pray for him, to cook him blinis (pancakes), to take him to church to meet her priest so that they can all pray for America together, and advises against cozying up to Nazis, explaining that this always ends up badly.

Antoinette's Birthday Fun

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 1 day ago
Our friends, Antoinette and Doug, asked if we wanted to meet up for sushi last Friday. Of course we did! I found out the morning before they got here that it was also Antoinette's birthday, which she had failed to tell me! Facebook knows all.......... Anyway, luckily, no rain. We recommended I Love Sushi because they were bringing their puppies and we needed outdoor seating. Met there, we pulled up and parked just as they were pulling up. Got an outdoor table. Food was amazing, and Kurt had a few too many drinks. I had an amazing banana smoothie. It was an fabulous lunch with... more »

Ukraine; Backs off on EU brokered Gas deal & US Counterinsurgency ops deployed

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*I am playing catchup here so....* Read about the EU brokered gas deal yesterday, it was certainly being touted as a win/win/win for all parties- Ukraine, Russia and the EU. And then I see this!? *Ukraine backs off from EU-backed gas deal* This had to have had the blessing of the US! How else to explain this chaos & chill inducing decision? *War-torn Ukraine on Saturday distanced itself from an EU-brokered agreement with Russia that would have restored its gas supplies during winter and helped rebuild trust between the neighbouring foes.* The European Union’s energy commissioner em...more »

Mohawk Nation News BEER HALL PUTSCH

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
BEER HALL PUTSCH Posted on September 25, 2014 Mohawk Nation News http://www.mohawknationnews.com Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Sep. 25, 2014. The tactics that Doug Ford is using for his election campaign for mayor of Toronto reminds us of Hitler’s famous “beer hall putsch” to totally control a meeting. Hitler went into the beer halls with his armed brown shirt goons and


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
I know the names of those responsible for the slaughter... I know the names of the powerful group... I know the names of those who, between one mass and the next, made provision and guaranteed political protection... I know the names of the important and serious figures who are behind the ridiculous figures... I know the names of the important and serious figures behind the tragic kids... I know all these names and all the acts (the slaughters, the attacks on institutions) they have been guilty of... I know. But I don't have the proof. I don't even have clues. ... more »

Greg Orman-- Better Than Pat Roberts… But He's No Rick Weiland Or Shenna Bellows

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Several Democratic Party partisans, who apparently don't understand what Blue America is all about, have been pestering me to add Kansas independent, Greg Orman, to our Senate page. That's never going to happen. We prefer an independent to a garden variety Democrat any day of the week or any minute of any day-- but independents like Bernie Sanders who represent independence not just from the 2 corrupt DC party establishments, but independence of mind when it comes to the interests of the 99%. The two most independent Senate candidates running this year are Shenna Bellows, the pro...more »

Mysterious Ways

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 1 day ago
September 27, 2014 Well, of all the things I could have imagined happening from my little side garden of tomatoes, the one I probably would not have imagined is the one that, in fact, did happen. While I was sitting … Continue reading →

US Considers a no fly zone to 'protect civilians' from SAA in North/Eastern Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Here is the latest!* *-The Obama administration has not ruled out establishing a no-fly zone over northeastern Syria to protect civilians from airstrikes by the Syrian government* *-Mr. Hagel and General Dempsey indicated they are open to considering the request of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey for a buffer zone.* * Refute By Exposing the Contradiction/s * * Show that a statement is false or at least unreliable by exposing a contradiction with other statements or facts. * *Official narrative or conspiracy* *-The US and co. claim that they are bombing north/eastern Syr... more »

Akhal-Teke: The Golden Horses of Turkmenistan...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*never heard of them until last week.* The *Akhal-Teke* is a horse breed from Turkmenistan, where they are a national emblem. They have a reputation for speed and endurance, intelligence, and a distinctive metallic sheen. The shiny coat of palominos and buckskins led to their nickname "Golden Horses". These horses are adapted to severe climatic conditions and are thought to be one of the oldest existing horse breeds. There are currently about 6,600 Akhal-Tekes in the world, mostly in Turkmenistan and Russia, although they are also found throughout Europe and North America. *read m... more »

Lord love a duck...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
Where to start... Thursday's Big Story in Section A (p. 3) is literally big, taking up three-quarters of a page. It's made up largely of quotations from two cousins, Brian Murphy and Mike Murphy. telling us what gee-whiz sweethearts they both are. and how they are, God bless them, setting up their own law firm to "help the little guy". And this, apparently, is why both went into politics as Liberals because that's the party that's well-known for having no contacts with big money. The reporter asks no questions except to give us important information like - they sat in comfy chair... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Pliancy of choice in relation to Gaia energetics is of paramount importance

*Pliancy of choice in relation to Gaia energetics is of paramount importance* by ÉirePort Pliancy of choice in relation to Gaia energetics is of paramount importance. Restitutionals complete their functions within Higher and lower energetic grid structures. Festivational relationships are in their current resting places. Foundations of chance are no more. Freeing movements are called for at this moment. ÉirePort | September 27, 2014 at 09:04 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-sE

12 imágenes de paisajes naturales en invierno, primavera, otoño y verano.

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 1 day ago
Ya está aquí nuestra nueva colección de *paisajes naturales en invierno, primavera, otoño y verano.* Una súper colección de fotos que sintetizan *las cuatro estaciones del año*. Espero que estas imágenes sean de su completo agrado y en breve le tendremos más y mejores *fotografías de nuestro hermosa planeta*. Saludos en la distancia. -José Luis

Jesse Killed Martin

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
"In 1968* Ernestine Campbell *and her husband owned the Trumpet Hotel which abutted the Lorraine. No one had ever talked to her or asked her about what she saw on that fateful afternoon. Ernestine said she left the hotel and started for home just before 6:00 p.m., driving her gold-bronze Cadillac up Butler and turning right on Mulberry. As she passed the Lorraine driveway on Butler, she saw Dr. King standing on the balcony. She didn't hear anything because she had the car windows up and the radio on. As she turned the corner onto Mulberry she looked up and saw Dr. King lying on... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
I was mentioned in “How an ISIS attempt to free prisoners in Baghdad could spiral into something much worse” on Vox. I was interviewed by Sajad Jiyad for his article "The fake sheikh: Why the media repeat Ali Hatem's false 'claim,'" on his blog. I was cited in "Brief Note on Fighting in Fallujah and the Periphery" in Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi's blog. My article on Premier Abadi's need to reach out to Sunnis was republished by Business Insider. Finally I talked with Karl Morand for his "Update on the Conflict in Iraq" for the Middle East Week Podcast.

Steve Israel Cutting More Of His Terrible Recruits Loose-- Jerry Cannon (MI-01)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Steve Israel picks candidates who disagree with these wild ideas-- and they lose Back in May, the DCCC announced they had reserved $43.5 million in TV time for endangered incumbents like Blue Dogs John Barrow, Nick Rahall and Collin Peterson and for Steve Israel's mostly wretched, conservative, doomed recruits. One of his worst recruits, Michigan reactionary and anti-Choice nut Jerry Cannon-- the former commandante of the Guantánamo gulag-- was promised two big runs of negative ads against Republican incumbent Dan Benishek: $450,000 on Traverse City broadcast from Sept. 2 to Sept. 2... more »

Medicare, Dr. Mengele, and You

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
So, the multimillionaire architect of Obamacare went on a luxury trek up Mount Kilimanjaro recently with two of his trust-fund nephews. I am guessing that much to his dismay, he got a bit winded moving through all those exotic ecosystems. His 57-year-old body, so buff, so pampered, must have protested with a few creaks and groans. His middle-aged elite lungs probably gave out a few embarrassing wheezes. His technocratic brain, deprived of oxygen at the freezing summit, sent him a Eureka moment message: If Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D. can't live forever in a young body, then neither should ... more »

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