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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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3 September - Blogs I'm Following

3:47am MDST

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Believe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
2002, “Believe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-msdaMuQbg8

Poroshenko ceasefire deal is great news

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 26 minutes ago
One hour ago, Vladimir Putin called his Ukrainian friend Petro Poroshenko and they largely agreed about the procedure needed to stop the fights in Eastern Ukraine – conditions for a "permanent ceasefire" with the local militias. That's how the Ukrainian president's office interpreted the call. The markets welcomed the news from Kiev – the Moscow index jumped by 4 percent or so. A few minutes ago, the ceasefire was officially declared by Poroshenko. However, Putin quickly denied the proposition about ceasefire from Poroshenko. Putin can't agree with a ceasefire because he wasn't a pa... more »

Canadian Air Task Force begins Baltic Air Policing mission

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: CF-18 Hornet]The Canadian Air Task Force (ATF) officially joined NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission following a hand-over ceremony yesterday in Siauliai, Lithuania, as Canada’s continues to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe in the face of increasing Russian hostility. “In the wake of increased military aggression from Russia, Baltic Air Policing is a demonstration of Allied solidarity and NATO’s dedication to the security of its members, said Defence Minister Rob Nicholson. “Canada is proud to support stability in the region by participating... more »

Video Shows That The Islamic State Has German Missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
After the captured of Tabqa airbase in Syria by the Islamic State last week a number of photographs were posted online showing the weapons captured at the airbase. These included many weapons seen elsewhere in the conflict, from ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft cannons to Konkurs ATGMs. Today, a new video released by the Islamic State shows more of the airbase, and the equipment captured. Again, much of what is shown are weapons seen elsewhere in the conflict, but 6 minutes into the video something not yet seen in the conflict is shown. Read more

New Verba missile system to replace the legendary Igla-S

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: 9K333 Verba MANPAD]The Verba portable air defence missile system, which is capable of distinguishing its target from any interference, has joined the Russian forces to replace the presently armed Igla-S. The Verba portable air defense missile system, which was developed within the Instrument Design Bureau (belongs to Vysokotochnye sistemy holding), was integrated into one of the airborne troops divisions and in a motorized infantry brigade in the Eastern Military District. The newest man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS) should replace the currently armed Igla-S syste... more »

Slovakia Close To Acquiring Gripen Aircrafts

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: JAS-39 Gripen]The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to co-operate on using the Saab Gripen fighter paving the way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft. “Today's signing will lay the foundation for bilateral co-operation around a common airspace surveillance of Slovakia and the Czech Republic,” the Swedish defence ministry said August 30. Slovakia is looking to replace its RAC MiG-29s in the next couple of years. Read more

Indonesian Dr. Seno Edy Soekanto's Cease & Desist Order to N Keenan on Global Collateral Accounts

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 1 hour ago
*Soekanto to Keenan: Cease and Desist* http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2012/11/soekanto-to-keenan-cease-and-desist.html TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2012 I was sent copies of this document by someone who wishes to remain anonymous. I immediately ran them up the tree for verification and have been told by high up sources that the seal/stamps and notary are legitimate. Several months ago I was informed that Neil Keenan is not in any way associated with the Global Accounts and Dr. Seno Edy Soekanto as he has led people to believe. This information came from very high up sources. Since ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was from a supernova, or exploding star, and record the expanding debris cloud as the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant. This sharp telescopic view is centered on a western segment of the Veil Nebula cataloged as NGC 6960 but less formally known as the Witch's Broom Nebula. Blasted out in the cataclysmic explosion, the interstellar shock wave plows through space sweeping up and exciting interstellar ma... more »

Anomolaus Archaeology: "Footprints Through Time?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Footprints Through Time?”* By Terrence Aym "The probability of time travel existing is high, and once time travel is achieved then it exists throughout time. Knowing that traveling through time is possible and that the universe is already billions of years old, it's conceivable that some other civilization has already manipulated time and perhaps even found ways to travel though it. It's even quite possible that humans someday create ways to travel backwards and forwards in time. If that's true, then time travel already exists. *Inconvenient artifacts:* Impossible artifacts litte... more »

French fighter jet deal close: IAF chief Arup Raha

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]Indian Air Force Chief has said conclusion of a $22 billion fighter jet deal with French company Dassault Aviation was imminent after missed deadlines and delays. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha told an Indian newspaper that the military could not afford any more hold ups of the 2012 deal to supply 126 French-made Rafale fighters. Raha said a deadline for finalisation of the deal had not been set but added "it`s going to happen soon." Read more

US Predator not as good as China's CH-4 drone: Chinese media

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: CH-4 UAV]The People's Liberation Army's CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is receiving high-profile publicity in China after being touted as being superior in all key indicators to the American MQ-1 Predator. The CH-4, otherwise known as the Cai Hong-4 or Rainbow-4 drone, was developed by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The drone was most recently on display at the 2014 Tianjin International UAV and Model Exhibition on Aug. 29, just days after its use in the multinational Peace Mission 2014 military... more »

"We Do Not Need Magic..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Every day, I saw more evidence about the evils humankind will inflict on their fellow humans to gain or maintain power… What is more, those who choose not to empathize may enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude with it through our own apathy… If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, t... more »

US moves drones to northern Niger

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: MQ-1C Sky Warrior]The US military will shift its drone flights in Niger from Niamey to a base further north, allowing Washingon to better track Islamist fighters in the region, a defence official said on Tuesday. The United States started drone surveillance flights out of Niger in early 2013 to support French forces fighting Islamist militants in northern Mali. Washington had always intended to move the operation further north and now the details have been worked out to relocate the flights to a base in Agadez, about 800km from Niamey, said the US defence official, who spoke ... more »

US Navy delays start of bidding for unmanned carrier-based drone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 hour ago
[image: X-47B UCLASS]The U.S. Navy, concerned about the affordability of a new carrier-based unmanned spy plane, has delayed this month's planned kickoff of the competition to build it, officials said on Tuesday. They said the Navy will wait to seek proposals for the contract until after the Pentagon conducts a broad review this fall of intelligence and surveillance programs. Many large U.S. weapons makers have expressed interest in competing for the new Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance Strike (UCLASS) contract, one of few new weapons programs up for grabs in a tough... more »

The F-35: Savior of U.S. Airpower or Albatross of the Asia-Pacific?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 2 hours ago
[image: F-35B Lightning II]Debate over the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has reached a fever pitch in recent months as advocates and critics of the program battle it out in the pages of Beltway publications—all for the purpose of influencing congressional support of the program. With battle lines clearly drawn, it is worth taking an objective look at the key arguments raised by both sides. On the one hand, there are those who believe the JSF is the right aircraft for the United States, even if some time is required to work out the technical issues that arise in such an advanced a... more »

Government plans to export BrahMos missiles, Tejas, air defence system to Vietnam, Indonesia and Venezuela

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 2 hours ago
[image: PJ-10 BrahMos]The Modi government is quietly working on a plan to export defence equipment and armaments produced in India to friendly countries. A beginning could be made by exporting BrahMos missiles to Southeast Asia and South American countries. Vietnam, Indonesia and Venezuela have expressed willingness to procure the supersonic missile jointly produced by India and Russia, sources indicated to ET. Read more

George Washington Continues Patrol in Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 2 hours ago
[image: USS George Washington (CVN 73)]The U.S. Navy's forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as the flagship for the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG), Sept. 2. George Washington spent the last month in port conducting a scheduled maintenance period after spending more than two months at sea. "I'm extremely proud of the work the crew accomplished during the maintenance availability period to prepare the ship for the remainder of our patrol," said Capt. Greg Fento... more »

Free Download: Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The Prophet" Presented by Paul Coughlin "When I first came across this text I was deeply touched by it's wisdom and spiritual depth - it seemed to offer that timeless advice just at the right moment... I've used it when I couldn't find the words to express my feelings at a friend's loss of a loved one. I've used when I've found myself looking for a clear and serene understanding in moments of confusion and inner conflict. The book has been a faithful companion, and has remained one of, if not the favourite, of all the books I've read. I hope you enjoy the timeless wisdom and truth ... more »

"The World You Desired..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul peris... more »

“The Greatest Source of Humility”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Greatest Source of Humility”* by Guy McPherson “Perhaps the greatest source of humility surrounds us every day. When I was a child of about ten years, I used to lie on the backyard lawn nearly every summer night, staring at the haunting mystery of the starlit sky. The Idaho town of a few hundred people in which I lived produced little light pollution, so with unaided eyes I could see the stars of Pleiades and all the brighter stars. Many of these nights under the stars I wept uncontrollably at my insignificance in the universe. I had never heard of Carl Sagan, but I knew I wa... more »

The Poet: Robert Bly, "The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog"* "I never intended to have this life, believe me - It just happened. You know how dogs turn up At a farm, and they wag but can't explain. It's good if you can accept your life - you'll notice Your face has become deranged trying to adjust To it. Your face thought your life would look Like your bedroom mirror when you were ten. That was a clear river touched by mountain wind. Even your parents can't believe how much you've changed. Sparrows in winter, if you've ever held one, all feathers, Burst out of your hand with a fiery glee. You see th... more »

Four NATO warships to enter Black Sea before September 7 - source

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 2 hours ago
[image: FS Dupuy de Lome]Four NATO warships will enter the Black Sea before September 7: US Navy’s destroyer USS Ross, the Commandant Birot ship of the naval forces of France, Canadian Navy’s HMCS Toronto frigate and Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon, a military-diplomatic source told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday. USS Ross and Commandant Birot will pass the Black Sea straits on Wednesday, September, 3, the source added. “The Spanish and Canadian frigates are to enter the waters of the Black Sea on September 6,” he said. Read more

PLAN's 17th Type 056 corvette begins sea trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 2 hours ago
[image: Type 056 corvette Suqian]China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) appears to have begun sea trials for its 17th Type 056 Jiangdao-class missile corvette Suqian , based on photographs circulated on Chinese internet sources. The 1,500-tonne vessel (pennant number 593) was spotted on several occasions at sea in waters around Hangzhou Bay in the last two weeks of August. Suqian was built by Shanghai shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation. The ship is likely to be commissioned by the end of 2014. Read more

Submarine Modernisation in East Asia: Competitive Strategies

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 2 hours ago
[image: Yuan class SSK]The July launch of South Korea’s fifth Type-214 submarine ROKS Yun Bong-gil – a diesel-electric, air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarine equipped with Haeseong-3 missiles – highlights an important aspect of the growing arms competition in East Asia. Here, new classes of conventionally powered, diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) are increasingly becoming ‘platforms of choice’ for regional powers, as force multipliers in diverse missions and against superior forces. This trend reflects the region’s changing strategic realities, shaped by contending trajectori... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 2 hours ago
*BOM gives specious reason for revising temperature data* *Supposition trumps the facts!* THE removal of a longstanding temperature record at Bourke of 125 degrees Fahrenheit (51.7C) set in 1909 was the result of a critical 1997 paper that revised a string of records and brought Australia’s hottest recorded temperature into the second half of the 20th century. Until the paper by Blair Trewin, who is now a leading climate scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia’s hottest recorded temperature was 53.1C at Cloncurry on January 16, 1889. But after revision, the record has bee... more »

Russia offers to help repair India’s Kilo class submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 2 hours ago
[image: INS Sindhuvijay]Russia expressed willingness to help repair all of India’s Project 877 EKM (NATO reporting name Kilo) diesel-electric submarines. India has 9 such submarines, many of which are in need of repair, according to Andrey Baranov, Deputy Director of foreign trade and military-technical cooperation of the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering. According to Baranov, Russia is ready to provide India with a program that shows the exact repair time for specific vessels. India’s Ministry of Defence is expected to offer a response, according to Itar-Tass. R... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Good Fight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Good Fight"* by Paulo Coelho "In 1986, I went for the first and only time on the pilgrimage known as the Way to Santiago, an experience I described in my first book. We had just finished walking up a small hill, a village appeared on the horizon, and it was then that my guide, whom I shall call Petrus (although that was not his name), said to me: "We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don’t, o... more »

Wondering why Barack Obama isn't standing up to Putin's Russia?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
Wondering why Barack Obama isn't standing up to Putin's Russia? Now do you understand? It's Barack 'flexible' Obama- don't say that you weren't warned... Once or more times before...

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Fairfax, Iowa, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"How to Protect Your Energy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"How to Protect Your Energy"* By Judith Orloff MD “As you go through the intuitive healing process you need to know: each of us has our own special power. We carry it within; it waits to be awakened. Call it your inner self, your spirit, or light–however conceived, you must meet and come to know your core-essence. The source of all intuition, it is your fiercest ally and advocate against danger. By connecting with this part of yourself you’ll mount confidence, feel safer in the world. Then whatever or whoever crosses your path–even the devil incarnate–will be no match for your res... more »

"Only One Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies- God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” - Kurt Vonnegut “Man shows inhumanity to Man. It’s axiomatic of our existence. It’s the story of our past, it’s the story of our present, and it will very likely be the story of our future. Indeed, it’s a story that’s reinforced every day, whether we’re watching the evening news or the latest entry in the “Saw” series. However, our history is also littered with awe-inspiring examples of men and women showing incredible compassion in the face of unspeakable evil and insurmountable odds. Every story o... more »

"The Questions..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.” - Arthur C. Clarke

"Your Exercise Book..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages." - Richard Bach, "Illusions"

“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Even in our darkest times, there are seeds of light within ourselves, we need only call them forward. Anyone who has walked through the valley of despair and come out the other side knows that even in that darkness, seeds of light can be found. Often their tendrils reach out of the gloom and into the daylight alongside the journeyer who emerges from that deep sorrow. When we find ourselves in a place of despair, it can help us to know this, so that we don’t give up. We can stop, take a deep breath, and remind... more »

Education Post: A Sorry Attempt to Repackage Privatization as “Conversation”

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
There is a test-score-driven, privatizing war on public schools and on the teaching profession. It is no secret that those chiefly financing the war stand above the chaos they create via their “philanthropy.” In short, they use their billions in order to promote their own ideal of American education privatization. And it seems that they […]

Jim Davidson

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
*"Both Jesus Christ and God are very important in my life but I don't like the Christianity that links the two. I have found a lot of the answers to my questions in Freemasonry." * *Jim Davidson* *Hello Magazine* *June 1996*

CGT questions

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Even more questions for David Cunliffe on his Capital Gains Tax, from Jamie Whyte: Exempting the family home from Capital Gains taxes is harder than it sounds. What if you charge one of the children board? What if it is one of the children’s friends? A boarder? Many South Auckland families share a house. When does it stop being a family house? If you take a job overseas or elsewhere and rent the home for a while, is it still a family home? What about the Granny flat? What if it is not granny? Labour’s proposal is not fair. The million dollar Dotcom mansions will be ca... more »

First Czech modern capitalist theater opens in Pilsen

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 4 hours ago
Even though the local social democrats were working hard to threaten the project (just because of a few percent of the budget), the new $40 million theater opened here in Pilsen last night – Smetana's Bartered Bride was the first thing that the viewers saw. Most of the fans of arts seem to be happy with the appearance as well as the acoustics. That's good news because the Pilseners are a conservative bunch. Well, there are some Pilseners – like the local ice-hockey guru Marty Straka – for whom the theater is still too modern. The white wall with the bubbles is supposed to represen... more »

Ukraine - You Didn't Build That

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
In 1997, amid the wreckage of the USSR, Russia & Ukraine signed a Partition Treaty determining the fate of the military bases and vessels in Crimea. The deal sparked widespread officer ‘*defections*’ to Russia and was ratified by the Russian & Ukrainian parliaments in 1999. Russia received 81.7 percent of the fleet’s ships *after paying the Ukrainian government US$526.5 million.* Moscow annually wrote off *$97.75 million* of Kiev’s debt for the right to use Ukrainian waters and radio frequencies, and to compensate for the Black Sea Fleet’s environmental impact. The Russian navy w... more »

Senate invitation list shuts out sex workers on law reform that affects them the most

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 4 hours ago
Looks like the Conservative-controlled Canadian Senate is taking extreme measures to avoid hearing anything that might shake up their conviction that all sex workers are exploited victims when the Senate's legal and constitutional affairs committee considers Bill C-36 next week. The bill will add even more criminality to sex work if it becomes law, making the purchasing of sex a crime for the first time in Canadian history. It's a controversial bill, coming on the heels of a Supreme Court of Canada decision in December that threw out as unconstitutional three of the country's... more »

Labor Day–something’s missing…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Americans are now enjoying Labour Day (even if they can’t spell it properly). But as Larry Reed points out, it’s a little ridiculous to celebrate labour without capital – “not only indispensable but hugely dependent upon each other as well.” The are not just the ultimate complementary factors of production, they are and always should be understood as harmonious. So why a Labour Day and not a Capital Day? Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

A Helpful List That Will Help You Determine If Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Ukrainian servicemen ride in an armoured vehicle near Kramatorsk September 2, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich *Guest Post: How Can You Tell Whether Russia Has Invaded Ukraine? -- Zero Hedge/Dmitry Orlov via ClubOrlov blog* Last Thursday the Ukrainian government, echoed by NATO spokesmen, declared that the the Russian military is now operating within Ukraine's borders. Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn't; what do you know? They said the same thing before, most recently on August 13, and then on August 17, each time with either no evidence or fake evidence. But let's give them t... more »

U.S. Troops Heading To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team participate in training exercises with the Polish 6 Airborne Brigade soldiers at the Land Forces Training Centre in Oleszno near Drawsko Pomorskie, north west Poland, May 1, 2014. (Reuters / Kacper Pempel) *U.S., Allies To Stage Exercises In West Ukraine As Battles Rage In East -- Reuters* (Reuters) - As fighting between the army and Russian-backed rebels rages in eastern Ukraine, preparations are under way near its western border for a joint military exercise this month with more than 1,000 troops from the Unite... more »

You Know Who ALWAYS Wins In Elections?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Right after the 2010 midterms we tried to explain some of the DCCC's most corrupt practices; you should read it because it will help you understand how, uncorrected, everything has gotten worse and worse. So much worse that the DCCC is essentially ineffective at doing it's core job of reelecting Democratic incumbents and electing Democratic challengers. Last cycle-- with President Obama sweeping up and the DSCC winning every impossible race on the table-- the DCCC failed miserably to win back the House. And this cycle, the corruption guarantees that Steve Israel will go down in his... more »

Change The World Wednesday - Zero Waste Week 2014

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 5 hours ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

The US Guide To Middle-Eastern Terror Groups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Image credit:* *Cagle via Sunday Funnies*

U.S. Troops Heading To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team participate in training exercises with the Polish 6 Airborne Brigade soldiers at the Land Forces Training Centre in Oleszno near Drawsko Pomorskie, north west Poland, May 1, 2014. (Reuters / Kacper Pempel) *U.S., Allies To Stage Exercises In West Ukraine As Battles Rage In East -- Reuters* (Reuters) - As fighting between the army and Russian-backed rebels rages in eastern Ukraine, preparations are under way near its western border for a joint military exercise this month with more than 1,000 troops from the Unite... more »

METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Broadus Spivey & Jesse Sublett hold forth on ‘Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 6 hours ago
Rag Radio features the literary odd couple of lawyer Spivey and musician-writer Sublett and their true tale of West Texas legal chicanery, ‘Broke Not Broken.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | September 2, 2014 Joining us on … finish reading *METRO PODCAST* | Thorne Dreyer : Broadus Spivey & Jesse Sublett hold forth on ‘Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War’

IMF: If The War Continues Ukraine's Economy Will Need A Massive Bailout

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Ukraine May Need Bigger Bailout If Conflict Continues In 2015: IMF -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion in additional funds from donors if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists continues during 2015, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Even under Kiev's current $17 billion IMF bailout, the Fund said Ukraine will not be able to meet all of its targets due to the ongoing fighting and an intensified gas dispute with Russia, which supplies the bulk of Ukraine's natural gas needs. Nevertheless, it said the money planned under the program i... more »

The drums are beating again to censor free speech

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: image]Taking every chance they can, and inflamed by revelations a blogger has been writing some angry posts, the opportunistic trial balloons are going up again to set the censors onto the blogosphere. The world’s most boring man set the case for censorship yesterday, Wayne Mapp arguing on the back of Geoffrey Palmer’s egregious efforts over the weekend that the blogosphere is “as ungoverned as the Wild West.” 1 But the revelation that the subject on an SFO Inquiry would allegedly pay a group of bloggers to besmirch the investigating office is surely a new low. “A new l... more »

Education Post: CorpEd's New Propaganda Sheet

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
Brought to you by Broad, Bloomberg, the Waltons, and an unnamed oligarch, the world's biggest edu-losers have hit upon a solution to prop up their self-serving and dysfunctional house of cards. From WaPo: By Lyndsey Layton September 1 Spend any time on Twitter or in the blogosphere and the national debate about public education quickly resembles a schoolyard brawl, complete with taunts, name-calling and piling on. Issues such as teacher tenure, parent triggers, charter schools and the Common Core State Standards bring out vitriol even among policymakers and prominent figures. ... more »

The Rise Of The Islamic State Is In Turn Boosting Global Jihad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Experts: Rise of Islamic State Significant Development in Jihadism -- Jela Franceschi, Voice of America* The Islamic State’s rise seems sudden. It caught the U.S. by suprise this summer when it captured large portions of northern Iraq and spread its wings in neighboring Syria. But many analysts contend that the group - which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq - has been rebuilding for years. Even before U.S. forces left Iraq in 2011, the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) was forging a professional military force, stoking Sunni unrest, mounting brutal bombing campaigns - and barbaric ... more »

Amnesty International: The Islamic State Is Committing Massive Ethnic Cleansing In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Iraq Crisis: Islamic State Accused Of Ethnic Cleansing -- BBC* Amnesty International says it has new evidence Islamic State militants are carrying out "a wave of ethnic cleansing" against minorities in northern Iraq. The human rights group said IS had turned the region into "blood-soaked killing fields". The UN earlier announced it was sending a team to Iraq to investigate "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale". IS and allied Sunni rebels have seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Thousands of people have been killed, the majority of them civilians, and more than a mil... more »

Weingarten Now Blames Membership for Supporting Her Tyranical Promotion of Common Core

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
In another cowardly move to avoid more public ridicule, Randi now blames her own manufactured delegate manipulation at the Los Angeles convention for her undying support of the Gates Core.

President Obama Knew About The Rise Of The Islamic State A Year Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Source: Obama Given Detailed Intelligence For A Year About Rise Of ISIS -- FOX News* President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News. The official -- who asked not to be identified because the President's Daily Brief is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product analyzing sensitive international events for the president -- said the data was ... more »

Are U.S. Forces Already Fighting On The Front Lines In Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Youssef Boudlal/Reuters *Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq? -- Ford Sypher, Daily Beast* *The Pentagon is denying that U.S. troops are fighting ISIS on the ground in Iraq—but eyewitness accounts and Kurdish officials tell a different story.* ZUMAR, Iraq — The role of American Special Operations Forces in Iraq has remained hidden even while the U.S. air war expands. As momentum against ISIS picks up, they may be emerging from the shadows. In a pitched battle on Monday, Kurdish Peshmerga, backed by American airpower and what appeared to be U.S. troops,... more »

President Obama Orders More U.S. Troops To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (Reuters/Yuri Gripas) *Obama Signs Off On Request For More U.S. Troops In Baghdad -- CNN* Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized additional troops be deployed to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad. The 350 troops are being sent at the request of the U.S. Department of State to beef up security, an appeal that comes as the violence mounts as Iraqi security forces battle ISIS fighters and their Sunni militant allies. "The request he approved today will allow some previously deployed mil... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- September 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Ukraine Rebels Say They Are Willing To Talk Peace With Kiev -- Fred Weir, CSM* The announcement is a major step away from the rebels' previous demand for wholesale independence from Kiev, and opens the door for a federal autonomy for east Ukraine. Moscow — East Ukraine's Russian-backed rebels now say they are willing to talk with Kiev about a political settlement that would keep Ukraine united but would grant sweeping autonomy to their war-torn regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Barely a week ago, rebel prime minister Alexander Zakharchenko insisted he would only be satisfied by ... more »

Into The Field and Conquering Fear

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 8 hours ago
I had a change of scenery last week as I was transferred to a different area of Suncor and have joined a crew "out in the field" as the saying here goes. It's also referred to as being "put on tools." Anyhow, its been a busy last few days to say the least. My work schedule changes as well as I get 2 extra work days. The extra time off over the summer was nice as it was the most time I've had off to enjoy summer since I moved out here. I actually started out in the field on some much-appreciated over time days so beginning work down in the plant with 5 overtime days in a row is a... more »

What's going on in Pakistan? [PBS] + Amb. Husain Haqqani on India-Pakistan relations and the way ahead

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Protesters in Pakistan have demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leave office, saying that the country's elections last year were rigged in his favour.* *Photo Source: (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)*. *What's going on in Pakistan? Source: PBS NewsHour. Date Published: September 1, 2014.* "India and Pakistan are prisoners of history, in terms of their relationship with one another. Despite the fact that we have centuries of shared history, the last 67 years overshadows our relationship." - Husain Haqqani, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States who resigned in November ... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Russia announced on Tuesday it will revise its military doctrine in response to a NATO proposal to develop a rapid response force in Eastern Europe and deploy rotating, quasi-permanent troops to countries on Russia’s border. Meanwhile, European leaders are considering imposing tougher sanctions.

There's "Trouble with Amicus Briefs" at the Supreme Court -- notably an increased reliance on "facts" that aren't

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*-- appendix to Professor Larsen's paper (click to enlarge)* The amicus brief has served a valuable role over time in educating Supreme Court Justices and supplementing the arguments the parties can make. But times have changed. *There is a new emphasis in Supreme Court decision making on generalized factual claims and a turn toward empirical factual support for legal arguments. There is also a brave new world of factual data that can be marshalled easily and quickly by any interested party who can call itself an expert. The Court seems hungry for factual information; it consumes i... more »

empty spaces

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 20 Other Facts About America’s Big Pharma Nightmare

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 9 hours ago
Michael Snyder Has there ever been a nation more hooked on drugs than the United States? And I am not just talking about illegal drugs – the truth is that the number of Americans addicted to legal drugs is far greater than the number of Americans addicted to illegal drugs. As you will read about below, more than 30 million Americans are currently on antidepressants and doctors in the U.S. wrote more than 250 million prescriptions for painkillers last year. Sadly, most people got hooked on these drugs very innocently. They trusted that their doctors would never prescribe somethin... more »

mindless consumerism

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
The Century of the Self BBC Documentary

World News Briefs (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Islamic State 'Kills US Hostage' -- BBC* An Islamic State video has appeared which purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist being held hostage by the militants. Mr Sotloff, 31, was abducted in Syria in 2013. He appeared at the end of a video last month which showed fellow US journalist James Foley being killed. A militant in the latest video also threatens to kill a British hostage. Mr Sotloff's family said they were aware of the video and were "grieving privately". After Mr Foley's death, Mr Sotloff's mother appealed to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi t... more »

Quotes of the day: On education

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
“A Ph.D in education is 'a valid marker' of left wing ideology in education these days. Anyone wishing to educate children rather than indoctrinate them and kibosh their chances in life should steer clear of any state validated educational qualification as the left has a stranglehold on content and delivery.” - “Teacher,’ commenting at the *Spectator* “What you may be used to, if you attend [a] … university that is committed to ‘multiculturalism’ and ‘diversity,’ is, it’s been said, being exposed to the ‘multiculturalism’ of experiencing what it’s like to l ive in the culture of... more »

Islamic State Sotloff Beheading Video “Published By Accident”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Sotloff Beheading Video “Published by Accident” -- Vocativ* *Video leaked accidentally—British jihadi tells Obama "I'm back", and warns of further deaths, before beheading journalist * ISIS released a video Tuesday of the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, formerly of Time magazine. The authenticity of the video, which took an unusually long time to reach ISIS forums, often the first sources for such videos, has yet to be confirmed. The video was titled “A second message to America,” and again started with footage of oratory from U.S. President Barack Ob... more »

The "Islamic State" Seeks A Showdown With The U.S; Over 90 Percent of Saudis Are On Board With The Caliphate According To A Newspaper Poll

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
* All fear the worldly Caliph.* Below are excerpts from, *"Hillary Mann Leverett on U.S. Policy Toward the Islamic State and the Folly of Sanctioning Russia"* by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, GoingToTehran.com, August 31, 2014: “I remember a year ago this weekend. I was on a different program [see here], and I said, ‘Wait a minute. Don’t go bomb Assad’s military in Syria, because they’re one of the only militaries that’s fighting ISIS. We’ll essentially be *al-Qa’ida* or ISIS’ air force if we do so.’ *The president was correct, even though he took a lot of backlash... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
No, I didn’t watch it. I was reading a book. [image: Books v TV] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Leader Of Islamist Group al-Shabaab Reported Killed In A U.S. Drone Strike In Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Somali Terror Leader Behind Kenya Shopping Mall Massacre 'Killed In US Drone Strike' -- The Telegraph* 'Earthquake' of missiles targets Ahmed Abde Godane, leader of Islamist group al-Shabaab The Somali Islamist leader who ordered last year's Westgate shopping mall massacre in Kenya is believed to have been killed in a US drone strike. Ahmed Abde Godane, the leader of the al-Shabaab militant group, is thought to have been targeted by a salvo of missiles as he left a meeting of the group's senior leaders on Monday night. The US military said it was still trying to verify whether ... more »

How Did WTC7 Collapse Without Being Hit by a Plane?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 11 hours ago
*James Corbett* In this edition of "Questions For Corbett" James answers questions on the BRICS vs. the west, facebook and Googletube, the WTC7 collapse, Zeitgeist, secret societies, and much much more. Visit CorbettReport.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Radical Islamists In Libya Have Taken Control Of Nearly A Dozen Commercial Jetliners When They Seized Tripoli Airport Last Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Tripoli under fire a few weeks ago. Photo from Jafari News *Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11 -- Washington Free Beacon* Egypt set for military intervention as Libya spirals toward failed state Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warni... more »

'Bitcoin Needs A Central Bank' Establishment View Destroyed by Adam Kokesh

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
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Is Russia Winning The Ukraine War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A rally for greater autonomy in Donetsk, located in eastern Ukraine. Russian flags wave in the background. *Is Russia Winning Ukraine 'War'? -- Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes* There is more chatter out of Eastern Ukraine that suggests Kiev might be willing to give in to the separatists’ demands of regional autonomy. Ending the civil unrest is high on the new Ukrainian government’s to do list. But giving greater autonomy to a region that is nearly 50% ethnic Russians is worrisome. The last autonomous region in Ukraine, the Crimean peninsula, was annexed by Russia on March 17, 24 hours after... more »

Why a Tory/UKIP Merger Would Lose

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
When a Tory raises their eyes to the horizon everywhere they see the 12 yellow stars of the European Union twinkling in the deep blue firmament. Yes, the modern Conservative Party is dysfunctionally obsessed. It can be distracted enough to bash the poor and fulminate against trade unions, but the abiding obsession is Europe. The dinner on the plate is Europe. The first thought in the morning and the last one at night is Europe. From being a coalition of interests its scope is narrowly reducing to that of a mono-idea sect, an organisation that places its euro-fixation above the inte... more »

Keenan's Hoax Production - Weapons of Endless Mass Distraction

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 12 hours ago
Keep a clear mind (80% truth, 15% distorted truth & 5% pure BS) while going thru this convoluted Keenan Hoax production, a scripted play, Weapons of Endless Mass Distraction. Links, portals and quotes collection to unravel the truth. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bizarre Claim for $1 Trillion By DAN MCCUE - December 5, 2011 - http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/12/05/41930.htm In his remarkable complaint, Keenan claims that the U.S. government enormous amounts of money - delivered in gold and other precious metals - from the Dragon Family many years ago, and that the money was placed into the Fed... more »

British News Crew Discovers Evidence Of A Bloody, Desperate, Panicked, And Rapid Retreat Of Ukrainian Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ukraine Dispatch: Burnt Out Tanks And Ashes Of APCs On Journey Through No-Man's Land -- The Telegraph* In the corridors of no-mans land between the advancing and retreating armies, writes Roland Oliphant, the evidence of a desperate, panicked, rapid retreat can be found everywhere. They were driving west when they were hit, and the shells came from behind them with devastating accuracy. Fifteen mangled, charred wrecks are all that remains of what must have appeared a powerful Ukrainian armoured convoy – until it came under fire as it rumbled down a country lane sometime last wee... more »

Don’t Believe Governments About Price Inflation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 12 hours ago
The “moderate” inflation figure you hear about conceals the real damage of inflation, and real rising prices. Richard Ebeling explains how the many distortions and imbalances of inflation “are hidden from the public’s view and understanding by heralding every month the conceptually shallow and mostly superficial Consumer Price Index.” Inflation, and the damage of inflation, is going on whether the Consumer Price Index measures it or not. It is an old adage that there are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics. Nowhere is this truer that in the government’s monthly Consumer ... more »

The Top 15 Lies You Are Being Told by Mainstream Medicine by Marco Torres

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
*The Top 15 Lies You’re Being Told About Health and Mainstream Medicine*Marco Torres, *Prevent Disease* *Waking Times* *Do you ever question what doctors, nutritionists, institutions and even science tells you about your health, food, environment and lifestyle?* You should, because we live in an era of deception and duplicity where the most trusted and valued sources of information are hijacked by much bigger interests than you can imagine. The internet is one of the last frontiers for truth, informing and educating billions on why our systems of health, agriculture, medici... more »

Only One Thing Can Save House Dems From DCCC Incompetence-- Even Worse Republican Incompetence

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Lame and lamer This morning Alex Isenstadt's column in *Politico*, Homestretch made the case that the Republicans are blowing their chance to make the mammoth gains in the House many predicted they could. Despite the lamest and least competent DCCC chair in the history of the universe who has no strategy except a failed collection of tactics, the Republicans aren't in position to take advantage of their best moment to move in for the kill. "Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand," he wrote, "are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping ... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
MB and I have arrived in Syracuse, New York for my appearance in DeWitt town court - this evening at 7:00 pm. This is for my April, 2013 arrest at the local drone base here called Hancock Field. On that occasion there were 30-some of us arrested at the base that remotely pilots drones over Afghanistan & Pakistan and god knows where else. This will be my third time before this court. I am not certain what will happen tonight. We made the drive out of Maine yesterday in huge traffic as summer tourists were leaving the state in droves. We used the trip south to map one of the le... more »

Supplemental: A week of Brodie’s greatest groaners!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014* *An important cultural question:* Now that our gatekeepers are gone, are we able to reason at all? Walter and David are no longer there. At one time, they sifted the things we were able to hear, saving us from our ourselves. Now, Walter and David are gone, long gone. They’ve been replaced by Rush and Sean—*and* by the ludicrous Maureen Dowd, *and* by the kids at Salon. And even by Rick Perlstein! We mention Perlstein for several reasons. First, he’s considered a major progressive voice, and an important historian. Plus, he made extensive use of Fawn ... more »

The Academic Arrogant Self-Important Snooty Quiz

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
As I was traveling back from APSA on Sunday, I completed all of the journal reviews that I had on my desk, ran some regressions for new projects, and then completed all the revisions my coauthors are requesting from me currently.[1] With the remaining few hours I had on the flight, I noticed a Cosmo Continue reading

First MH17 crash report due in the next two weeks

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Pay particular attention to wording and dates- Dutch* air crash* (* not shoot down?)* investigators said Tuesday an initial report into what brought down flight MH17 in Ukraine will be released "this week or the next." "We don't know exactly when the interim report will be released but it will be *this week or the next*," said Sara Vernooij, spokeswoman for the Dutch Safety Board (OVV). Vernooij stressed the findings will be a* "first report, an interim report."* "*The final report *will be published later,* hopefully* by the* summer of 2015*," she told AFP Air crash investigators... more »

A Look At The Misery In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Misery In Ukraine As Deadly Conflict Drives Civilians From Homes -- CNN* *Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- In the city of Donetsk, the devastation wrought by weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces is all too apparent.* And as the civilians caught in the crossfire sweep up the debris of their homes and livelihoods, they are hardened against a president they say is killing his own people. Alexander Omelyavenko, a Donetsk resident, told CNN, "We are Ukrainian but they kill us so we probably need our own country. Because these people in Kiev, they are not brothers... more »

The Realist Report - John Kaminski

John Friend at The Realist Report - 15 hours ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined once again by John Kaminski. John and I will be discussing a variety of subjects, including his recent essay *The peace they promise is neverending war* and other current events. You can download the entire program *here*. Be sure to visit the shop I set up for *The Realist Report at Cafe Press*, and pick up a Weapon of Mass Deception t-shirt today! Below are relevant links for this program: - *Rocinante's Saddle is Empty: The Passing of Congressman George Hansen - LewRockwell.com* - *Why Does ISIS Fit In So Perfectly... more »

Predictive Programming October Surprise '14 : Left Behind

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*HOLLYWOOD ACCREDITS THE MEMES.* *"Antichrist Nicolae Jetty Carpathia is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in the Left Behind book series written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.* *Carpathia is the prophesized Antichrist (also known as the Beast From the Sea and the Man of Sin), the most purely malevolent, egregious and evil person the world has ever known, compared to whom all of the great dictators and tyrants of the past pale. * *Thus, Carpathia is the evil and fearsome anithesis of Jesus Christ himself. His unparalled evil, together with his incredible intell... more »

Is Russia Planning An All-Out Attack On Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Russia Preparing an All-Out Attack in Ukraine? -- Sarah Kaufman, Vocativ* *As Kiev and the Kremlin talk peace plans, pro-Ukrainian militias prepare for a Russian invasion in southern Ukraine * Ukrainian forces withdrew from a key eastern airport on Monday after coming under attack from separatist fighters, allegedly backed by Russian tanks. Now the conflict is threatening to escalate even further, with residents of Mariupol warning that Russian troops are preparing to stage a full-blown attack on the southern city. Russian tanks reportedly arrived in the nearby city of Novoazovs... more »

Ukraine Defense Minister Accuses Russia Of Launching A Great War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey *Ukraine Warns Of 'Great War' As Pro-Russian Militants Seize Airport -- Deutsche Welle* Ukrainian rebels have taken control of a strategic airport, with Kyiv's troops in retreat. Ukraine's defense minister said Russia was responsible for the militants' recent advances and warned of a major conflict. Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of "thousands of lives." Ahead of talks with the separatists later this week, Geletey said Russia was behind a counter offensive by pro... more »

Lessons To Be Learned from Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher contributes explicitly and implicitly to two key school reform debates. Although I’m not fully convinced by her main argument, she makes a great case that we can build a better teacher. The implicit issue is whether a concerted effort to improve teacher quality could drive reforms in high-poverty schools […]

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- September 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Ukraine Cites 15,000 Russian Troops and Rebels as Putin Threatens War -- Bloomberg* Russia stepped up its criticism of the U.S. over Ukraine as President Barack Obama heads to eastern Europe to reassure NATO members of their security. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukraine’s allies are stoking the five-month conflict and should back peace talks, even as President Vladimir Putin sought to calm concern over remarks his army could “take Kiev” in a matter of weeks. Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey said defenses must be strengthened in the face of a “full-scale... more »

20100810 Keenan actively dealt w Fed via Gen Keith Alexander, Gen. Myers and Bill Clinton.

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 16 hours ago
*Response to Ben Fulford's LatestBy WhistleBlower*Aug 11, 2010 - 9:44:12 AM Dear Candace, Reference to the recent article of Ben Fulford, as referred to below, publuished on RMN. It is considered that this article provokes and warrants a full response in the interests of the public. Please be kind enough to post same to AbundantHope. I have, for the sake of informing the public, included the full article of Fulford's below. ** Ben Fulford: "United Nations, Alan Greenspan now implicated in $134.5 billion bond scandal" / OITC ** Posted By: hobie Date: Tuesday, 10-Aug... more »

ISIS Releases Video Allegedly Showing Beheading of U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
*Propaganda Alert* According to the SITE Intel Group, ISIS has executed a second American journalist, *Steven Sotloff. *The killing come just weeks after the extremist group in Iraq killed U.S. journalist *James Wright Foley*. #IS Beheads Steven Joel #Sotloff, Threatens to Execute Briton David Cawthorne Haines — SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) September 2, 2014 #Sotloff Tweets *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Breaking News: American Journalist Steven Sotloff Beheaded By Islamic Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A new video appears to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff . *Video Appears to Show ISIS Execution of Second American Steven Sotloff -- ABC News* A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS. In the video, which appeared online today, Sotloff addresses the camera, saying, “I’m sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing.” “Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, so wh... more »

World News Briefs -- September 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*NATO Leaders Set To Gather On Russia, Middle East -- Voice of America* LONDON - The leaders of the 28 NATO countries will gather for the first time in two years starting Thursday in Wales, in western Britain, with an agenda very different from the one they had for their last summit. When NATO leaders last met in Chicago, Afghanistan was at the top of their agenda, and Russia was considered a partner in addressing issues like terrorism and nuclear weapons proliferation. This year, responding to Russia's annexation of Crimea and its invasion of eastern Ukraine will top the agenda. ... more »

Frozen Sister Shirts and Expressions Vinyl $25 Giftcard Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
I was given the Heat Transfer Vinyl to create this shirt. All opinions and instructions are 100% my own. I think one of the reasons that Frozen has taken the world by storm is the focus on the sister angle. You may being have a great time with your sister, currently frustrated with her or down right upset at her, but the one thing never changes. You love your sister. You can usually relate to both sisters, Elsa, trying so hard to keep Anna safe by staying away and Anna, trying so hard to help her sister when she needs her. The best part of our childhoods are often our sisters, I k... more »

UKIP : The Postmodern Coup

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
*"They're not the President's votes, Josh"* *- The West Wing on Nader.* *"So, without going through the history too much - 1948, we were told the Arabs were Hitler; 1967, we were told Nasser of Egypt was Hitler; 1991, were told Sadaam Hussain was Hitler; 2002, again, we were told Sadaam Hussain was Hitler; then, the past two years, we're told Hamas is Hitler, Hezzbollah is Hitler, Iran is Hitler, Ahmadinajaad is Hitler - it's a very interesting phenomenon. * *On the one hand, we're told all of Israel's enemies are Hitler-incarnate, or the Nazis-incarnate; on the other hand, we're t... more »

Supplemental: The Washington Post and the Ferguson police!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014Some stunning statistics ignored:* Over the weekend, we saw a bunch of shaky journalism in the Washington Post. Much of it dealt with race and sex, topics which tend to produce more heat than light. For today, let’s consider a lengthy, badly jumbled report about the conduct of the Ferguson police. In Sunday’s Washington Post, Kindy and Leonnig wrote an 1800-word report about lawsuits alleging the use of excessive force by Ferguson police officers. We thought the piece was very jumbled, to the point of being misleading. This is the way it began: KINDY ... more »

How Glenn Greenwald Made President Obama's Meeting WIth China's President Xi Jinping In The California Desert A Drag

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Walter Annenberg was *connected*. He built his familiy's business from publishing a shady race track form to an empire publishing *TV Guide*, *Seventeen*, the *Philadelphia Inquirer*. Nixon appointed him Ambassador to England in return for his financial and editorial assistance to the Republican Party. In 1976 the Queen made him an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE), something every Republican plutocrat aspires to. His palatial estate in Rancho Mirage, our near Palm Springs, was often billed as Camp David West and hosted events for Nixon, Ford, Reag... more »

Gavin Schmidt's analogy ceasefire

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*...I agree with him...* Shockingly enough, the climate fearmonger Gavin Schmidt of RealClimate.ORG wrote something that I agree with: On arguing by analogy Climate skeptics often like to say that the climate alarmists are analogous to the defenders of Lysenkoism, phlogiston, phrenology, and eugenics, while the climate alarmists themselves love to compare themselves to Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and maybe even Paul Ehrlich who has predicted that hundreds of millions of Americans would starve to death by the year 2000. Schmidt's main point that ... more »

How the U.S. Government Tracked Me Overseas

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Erika Nolan I was on vacation in Europe recently when I experienced firsthand the extent to which the U.S. government will go to follow and track its citizens. It has made me very grateful that I hold dual citizenship and have a second passport. This is what happened. After relaxing along the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik for a week, my family and I decided to take a day trip to the Bay of Kotor in neighboring Montenegro. Feeling rather lazy, we opted for a group tour rather than driving south ourselves. In less than 45 minutes our coach rolled into the large, rather militaristic b... more »

The Baghdadization of Ukraine

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 17 hours ago
This is the* lifestyle that the US-controlled NATO has brought to Ukraine*. As Putin remarked recently...everything that the US touches turns into Iraq or Libya. Watch this video to see the *Novorossian leaders describe the current status* of the two Pro Russian provinces as they confront the Ukraine military. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH35raTPVu8#t=333 You need to click on the link as YouTube will not allow the video to be uploaded on this blog. Meanwhile, Putin and Russia continue to show amazing restraint.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Russia And NATO Square Off Over Ukraine -- AFP* Moscow (AFP) - Moscow declared NATO a "threat" to its security Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of Russia's alleged stoking of war in Ukraine. Moscow's surprise declaration of a shift in its military doctrine came just ahead of a NATO summit in Wales on Thursday at which beleaguered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will lobby US President Barack Obama for military help. The Russian national security council's deputy secretary Mikhail Popov said NATO's pl... more »

Progressives vs Global Warming

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
Up until 2014, progressives (the people who recognized the danger for what it was) had made little headway against the factors causing global warming. There'd been scattered protests, there'd been books, media campaigns, blogs, petitions. But it was in 2015, six months after the IPCC's Fifth Assessment, which detailed how global warming had arrived, its consequences would be horrendous, and it was then self-sustaining; that progressives really got it in gear. 2015 in Canada saw a series of rallies, with literally HUNDREDS of people converging on downtowns in major cities across the... more »

September 3: missing the point - and point....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 17 hours ago
Front page - read all about it...getcher papers now.... The jolting headline for September was "Students headed back to school tomorrow". Wow! who would have guessed? Then there's a big story about an old graveyard that's been cleaned up. That's nice. Then there's another big story about how Crystal Park Employees will miss the amusement centre when it closes. All the news YOU need to know! The real story of the day - a major apartment fire in Dieppe only made page two. But that, at least, was forgivable. Since the fire happened after the paper had gone to print, it must have been ... more »

Canned Food and Wine Ingredient Causes Adverse Reactions

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
Heather Callaghan It was night time. I was in bed. I was tired and ready to rest to begin the next day. That's when I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Out of the blue, my heart starts uncontrollably racing. A weak, erratic, snare-drum pace. Then came the sudden nausea and "heavy lungs." *What caused this?* You know when you get food poisoning, how you just *know* what caused it? (well, there's also evidence) But I just *knew* what caused this scary event - *and I was right!* I thought I had had a healthy "paleo-ish" dinner, the only non-paleo part being the 5oz of wi... more »

While the U.S. media whores repeat day and night without a shred of evidence the govenment's lies that Russia has been attacking Ukraine, Ukraine-sponsored neo-Nazi fanatics armed by the U.S. have been mercilessly attacking civilians in the Russian-speaking provences of Donetsk and Lugansk. The criminal government in Kiev has also conscripted all men of an age to join in this attack. However, the armed forces of the beleaguered Russian-speaking provences, using only weapons initially in their armories and those captured in battle, have now vanquished their attackers ...and are sending the captured conscripts home to their wives and mothers!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 17 hours ago
------------------------------ *Donetsk Republic Sends Captured Ukrainian Soldiers Home to Mothers and Wives* ------------------------------ September 1, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter This is an extremely interesting 9 minute video from the Donetsk Republic. It shows extraordinary humane treatment and release of captured Ukrainian soldiers. The Christian behavior of the Donetsk Republic puts to shame the crude barbarians who rule in America and Europe and the media shills who whore fo... more »

Morocco Diary #9

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
Aloe Vera flower, Cabo Negro, Morocco*Morocco Diary #9* By American Kabuki The seasons are showing signs of turning, its still hot here in Northern Morocco, and the dust cries out for rain. Monsoonal clouds are forming along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea but have yet to burst their bounty and refill the wells and green the landscape. Winter will start arriving in October, and be coming on strong by November followed by coastal rains and winds. The land needs it, the animals need, the people need it. This region will change from dry dusty land to a Bali-like set of mou... more »

Satire: “Furious Obama Says Calls to Putin Going Straight to Voice Mail”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Furious Obama Says Calls to Putin Going Straight to Voice Mail”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “In what he called “a provocative and defiant act,” President Obama charged on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has started letting his calls go directly to voice mail. Speaking at the White House before this week’s NATO summit, a visibly furious Obama said that Putin’s new practice of letting his calls go straight to voice mail “hampers our ability to discuss the future of Ukraine and other important issues going forward.” Having left dozens of voice m... more »

Vaccines cause brain damage: the mothers know

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
Jon Rappoport I’ve spent many pages laying out how the medical cartel plays semantic games, in order to “prove” vaccines don’t cause “autism.” There’s a simpler conclusion. The mothers know. They know what happened to their children. They don’t need sophisticated analyses. They don’t need disease or disorder labels. They don’t need the very doctors who administered the vaccines turning around and lying to them. And the lying is vicious. It’s coming out of the mouths of physicians who are indifferent to human life. Doctors, underneath their layers and layers of hostile fake... more »

Yellow Journalism, Purple Prose

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 17 hours ago
Frank Bruni is upset because President Obama's unemotional war rhetoric reminds him of his messy kitchen, when it should be reminding him of gourmet comfort food, the flag, and guns. Bruni, who used to be a food critic for the *New York Times*, was elevated (to great fanfare) to the op-ed page as the Gray Lady's First Openly Gay Columnist (TM). His function is to spread the joy of neoliberal identity politics in the absence of any true liberalism, either at the paper of record or in the country as a whole. As such, he frequently uses food imagery in his centrist-leaning political ... more »

The Grocery Store Rebellion: Here’s What We Ate During Week 3

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
Daisy Luther The Grocery Store Rebellion continues… This week, we didn’t buy much in the way of weekly food. Instead, I invested my money and time in prepping tomatoes for the year ahead. We learned several things this week, one of which is the vast importance of networking. Very few of us can self-sufficiently provide every bite of food we eat. There are a variety of reasons for this. Perhaps you don’t have enough (or any) land for growing produce and raising meat. Maybe there are restrictions from your HOA regarding what you are allowed to do in your own yard. You could be liv... more »

Russian-Iranian Relations Strengthen Amidst International Sanctions

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 18 hours ago
Steven MacMillan As the sanctions against the Russian government continue to be implemented by Western nations, Moscow has been forced to look to Asia for economic and strategic partnerships. The Kremlin has been negotiating significant trade deals with two giants in the region for years now, with the prospect of a new geopolitical reality emerging if Russia, Iran and China continue to forge stronger ties into the future. At the beginning of August, Russia and Iran signed a historic $20 billion oil deal which will see the two nations enhancing cooperation within the “oil and gas... more »

The Collective Imagination Show with Heather: answering questions

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
Good afternoon everyone! Lisa has just returned from uploading the audio for the show we recorded last night for The Collective Imagination. As we are still working on live show capabilities, we prerecorded todays show last night (late last night, lol), with Lisa, Brian, Heather and I. At this moment only the audio is available to listen to but the video will be loaded as soon as possible. I think that everyone will really enjoy this show as we reviewed many of the questions that were posted on Facebook and skype for Heather. We covered a lot of topics about the current legal s... more »

How much time are we wasting?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 18 hours ago
*online.* I have 306 sources in my Feedly (down from 391 after a major purge last week.) My bookmark tab has 43 major news sites (oddly enough, Fox News is not there and I rarely go there.) I spend approximately 3 - 4 hours every morning perusing this information. If I'm too tired to do my daily tasks, I may spend the majority of the day searching out a nugget of information to improve my life. Haven't found one yet. Guess what? That's insane. I don't think I'm alone.

The fate of Conservative parties

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 18 hours ago
Heh. It isn't opposition parties or alternative ideas and ideologies that move conservative parties into discombobulation, it's completely succumbing to the the blubbering reactionary encephalitis that most conservatives suffer from, but retain enough cognitive function to survive if not thrive in a complex political playscape.  It happened in Canada when Reform occurred. Now it's happening in

Testing Hysteria Lite, by Marc Tucker

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 18 hours ago
If you were to believe the spin in the New York Times the other day, you would think that Marc Tucker, who has long been Hillary Clinton's main man on education issues, had decided that high stakes testing was a thing of the past: "Tucker would not abolish tests, but he would have fewer of them. And they would have a different purpose." I downloaded Joe Nocera's new Tucker bible, Fixing Our National Accountability System, and grabbed a few highlights so that you can see what all the excitement about, right? (Click to enlarge.) But here is the real bottom line message for the ne... more »

UK Raises Terror Threat Level To The Fourth Highest Of Five Levels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*UK Raises Terror Threat Level, Citing Risks Out Of Syria, Iraq -- CNN* London (CNN) -- The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swath of territory. "That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent," Home Secretary Theresa May said. The "root cause" of Britain's terror threat is "Islamist extremism," Prime Minister David Cameron said. The execution... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Warfare is going through its most significant change in human history. This is an in-depth look at how robotics is increasingly preventing soldiers from rich nations from dying in battle.

Patrick Henningsen- ISIS Crisis & Israel’s Strategy via Red Ice Radio

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 19 hours ago
Patrick Henningsen is an independent journalist and founder of 21st Century Wire, an independent media voice for geopolitical news and analysis. Patrick returns to discuss the ISIS crisis. He’ll talk about who is funding the crisis and how recruitment is done. Does ISIS pose a threat? Patrick explains *how ISIS did not come from Syria*. We’ll also discuss *what Israel wants out of the Syrian situation*. Later, we’ll speak about *the beheading of James Foley* and how social media is being used as a pretext to go to war. There are little bits I am not a fan of, but, overall *Mr... more »

VicSims : We Like Beheadings of Friends and Family Members

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*"Alex Israel"*


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Our economy has been slow to recover since the recession of 2008, and it turns out that one of the main reasons for that is because Wall Street is trying desperately to prevent it from happening. Ring of Fire's Mike Papantonio and attorney Mike Burg explain what’s happening. It's quite clear that the oligarchy is disinvesting in American infrastructure - both physical and human. The consequence will be the escalating collapse of the nation.

Will Abadi Be Any Different Than Maliki As Iraq’s Next Premier?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 19 hours ago
Many people are wondering whether prime minister nominee Haider Abadi will be any different from current premier Nouri al-Maliki since they are both from the Dawa Party. A comparison of Maliki to his predecessor Ibrahim al-Jaafari also of Dawa shows that membership in the party does not mean that any two individuals will rule the same. Maliki was accused of amassing too much power in his hands and being an autocrat, while Jaafari was known as a horrible manager who did little while the civil war broke out. Given that history Abadi will likely be his own man when he puts together a... more »

50 years of Bell's theorem: watch Zeilinger's talk

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
Well, I don't really count Bell's theorem among the top discoveries of physics but it was still a result that showed the irreversibility of the quantum revolution more clearly than previous arguments. Anton Zeilinger is a wise guy (not to mention that he is the president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) and he is just giving a talk at CERN that you may watch live: From John Bell at CERN to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computation (video) The screen under the link above has two parts, one with the speaker and one with the transparencies. You are invited to watch. The t... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 19 hours ago
*U.S.-Israel Energy Summit Held in New Orleans ~Southern Jewish Life* *Visitors enjoy new seawall, amenities along N.O. Lakefront ~Scott Satchfield, WVUE* *New Orleans for Genealogy Roadshow!*


Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*By authority of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, and in accordance with Her Majesty's instructions dated the 14th day of September, 1955, a landing was effected this day upon this island of Rockall from HMS Vidal. The Union flag was hoisted and possession of the island was taken in the name of Her Majesty. * *[Signed] * *R H Connell, Captain, * *HMS Vidal, * *18 September 1955.* *"My old father, God rest ... more »

Peoples of Europe : Your New President

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*Donald Tusk - Prime Minister of Poland* This is VERY IMPORTANT... Tusk is pro-Putin and Anti-NATO. *"The Ukrainians want to be Poles"* - Madeline Albright, Aspen Conference, 2014. In fact, Putin killed his predecessor (it was self-defence) - the Western Media and Governments, then and now TOTALLY ignored this, conclusively proving the hollowness of their feigned indignation of Putin personally and Russian in general in subsequent years... Because this is something that Putin actually DID DO... And he's proud of it. *"Polls are polls, and they should stay in Warsaw"* *- Veteran Dem... more »

Welsh Nationalism - GLADIO's Western Front

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*Nothing Masonic about this, naturally...* The only time there has ever *really* been any militant expression of Welsh Nationalism was in the late 1970s, at the same time as the Callaghan Government, in parallel with the rise of ETA and the artificial prolonging of what became the Long War in Northern Ireland from 1973 (when the IRA were "on their knees", according to both IRA and MI5 official sources). That, to me, indicates that that was an expression of NATO Intelligence. It was a GLADIO front.

Be Kind Always - Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago

Reflecting A New Chill In It's Relations With NATO, Russia To Revise It's Military Doctrine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Russia will update its military doctrine by the end of 2014 to reflect new security threats, including the expansion of NATO, US missile shield plans and the political crisis in Ukraine. © RIA Novosti. Alexei Druzhinin *Russia To Revise Military Doctrine In Response To NATO -- New York Times* MOSCOW — With NATO leaders expected to endorse a rapid-reaction force of 4,000 troops for Eastern Europe this week, a senior Russian military official said on Tuesday that Moscow would revise its military doctrine to account for “changing military dangers and military threats.” In an interview... more »

Blog Break

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 19 hours ago
I'm taking a blogging break this fall to focus on a few writing projects. But you can find me over at The Least Thing and SportingIntelligence.

THE HOUSES OF JOURNALIST COUNTY: Meredith Vieira’s new show!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 19 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014Part 1—Our scribes are just like us:* Today, we start our long-awaited, award-winning series, “The Houses of Journalist County.” As we start, we assert a key point: As far as we know, award-winning journalist Meredith Vieira is a perfectly decent person. We state that view for several reasons. In our experience, most people are decent people. (This general fact is sometimes overlooked.) We have no reason to suspect that Vieira is the exception. Indeed, in some respects, the opposite seems to be true. Beyond that, Vieira’s image is built around the ... more »

Navy Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: CH-53E Super Stallion]A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT) on Monday at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land on board USS Mesa Verde. All 25 people on board the helicopter, 17 marines and eight navy sailors, were safely recovered and are now on board USS Mesa Verde. Some sustained minor injuries. The crash was not a result of hostile activity. The aircraft was transferring the marines and sailors back to USS Mesa Verde from training ashore in nearby Djibouti. Read more

Kremlin Official: Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Remark Was Taken Out Of Context

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin talking during 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Benouville Castle, France. Regis Duvignau / Reuters *Kremlin Says Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev' Remark Misquoted -- USA Today* Against a backdrop of the start of fledgling peace talks over Ukraine, a top Kremlin aide accused EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso Tuesday of breaching diplomatic confidentiality and of taking words out of context by quoting President Vladimir Putin as saying that he could be in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, within two... more »

Foreign Fighters In Syria Pose A 'Very Serious Threat' To The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Chechen Omar al-Shishani (centre) led Jaysh al-Muhajirin before it split, and is now part of the al-Qaeda-affiliated ISIS. BBC *U.S., Foreign Fighters In Syria Pose 'Very Serious Threat' To U.S.: Lawmaker -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a "very serious threat" to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said Sunday. Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, urged the Obama administration to aggressively ... more »

Welcome to Nulandistan; Propaganda and the Crisis in Ukraine

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 20 hours ago
*GRTV* *(We will be adding additional videos to this playlist about the Crisis in Ukraine)* *Please visit GRTV and Global Research today!* *Please visit GRTV and Global Research today!* This full length GRTV documentary looks at the fictitious land of Nulandistan that has been constructed out of Ukraine. The GRTV documentary deconstructs Nulandistan and the propaganda of the Obama Administration, the US State Department, US officials, and their allies about the crisis in Ukraine and takes a look at their growing frustration towards the Russian media, particularly RT, for challen... more »

U.S. Military Expands Operations In Africa With The Opening Of A Second Drone Base In Niger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The Washington Post. Craig Whitlock and Gene Thorp/The Washington Post. Published on September 1, 2014 *Pentagon Set To Open Second Drone Base In Niger As It Expands Operations In Africa -- Washington Post* The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. After months of negotiations, the government of Niger, a landlocked West African nation, has authorized the U.S. military to fly unarmed drones from the mud-walled desert city of Agadez, according to Nigerien and U.S. officials. The ... more »

U.S. Carries Out Counterterrorism Strike Against Al-Shabaab In Somalia. Fate Of Al-Shabaab Leader Unknown

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*U.S. Carries Out Counterterrorism Strike In Somalia -- Washington Post* The U.S. military carried out a counterterrorism strike Monday against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia, Pentagon officials said, although it was unclear whether the operation was successful. Journalists in Somalia reported that suspected U.S. drones fired missiles near the port city of Barawe, a stronghold for al-Shabab. In a rare acknowledgment of its clandestine military activities in Somalia, the Pentagon said it had conducted a counterterrorism operation there but gave no details. “We ... more »

The Well Heeled Terrorist

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 20 hours ago
http://abcnews.go.com/ The conventional wisdom holds that violence and terrorism are the inevitable consequences of poverty and ignorance. Cass Sunstein, who teaches law at Harvard, writes that the evidence suggests something entirely different: Most extremists, including those who commit violence, are not poor and do not lack education. Suicide bombers are likely to have more income and more education than most people in their home nation, research shows. A few years after the attacks of Sept. 11, people in Jordan... more »

Foreign Fighters Are Abandoning The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Credit:* Reuters/Faisal Mahmood *The Taliban Is Running Low on Foreign Fighters -- Robert* *Hint—they’re all going to Syria* Just a few years ago, the Taliban was one of the two prime Islamist militant groups—the other being Al Qaida-aligned insurgents in Iraq—for foreign fighters around the world to enlist with. But with the self-proclaimed Islamic State on the warpath and new conflicts in North Africa, the Taliban has become less attractive. Specifically, the Pakistani Taliban. That’s the subject of a new report in CTC Sentinel, West Point’s counter-terrorism newsletter. As o... more »

A Fleetwood Mac Song Helped Elect Bill Clinton President-- Can A Fleetwood Mac Platinum Award Help Elect Ted Lieu To Congress?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
Friday was the last day of the 2014 session of the California legislature-- and the last day as a state legislator for Senator Ted Lieu of Los Angeles County. Lieu, the progressive Democrat running, with Henry Waxman's endorsement, for Waxman's congressional seat, passed one last piece of legislation Thursday night-- a directive he wrote to the state government of California to not cooperate with any unconstitutional attempts at domestic spying by the NSA, CIA or any other government operations legally prohibited from spying on American citizens. What Blue America finds so great a... more »

Neil Keenan's lawsuit dated on 11.22.2011 (48th anniversary of JFK assassination)

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 21 hours ago
Note the date of document (11.22.2011) is the 48th anniversary of JFK assassination. The complete pdf filing can be viewed / downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwZO-lOFkwilY0NTNmk2YUV2QUU/edit?usp=sharing


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 21 hours ago
*Hamas's Academic Apologists* Reaction by Middle East studies professors to Israel’s recent effort to destroy Hamas’s terrorist infrastructure epitomizes their perennial pro-Hamas, anti-Israel, and anti-American biases. In lieu of reasoned, informed, and balanced assessments, they proffer extremist rhetoric that demonizes Israel and America while ignoring Hamas’s misdeeds: rockets aimed at Israeli civilians, kidnappings and murder, disregard for ceasefires, and the cynical use of Palestinian civilians -- including children -- as human shields. Two groups -- Middle East Scholars an... more »

We Are The Change (Watch on Vimeo)

UNDER THE INFLUEN$E - 10 min extended trailer from UNDERtheINFLUENCE on Vimeo.

Happy Temporary Foreign Workers Labour Day!

Alison at Creekside - 21 hours ago
Bloomberg, Dec 2010 : Europe’s largest oil-field service provider, Saipem, wins $1 Billion onshore contract from Husky for the Sunrise Energy Project in Canada. Nine months ago, Fort McMurray Today reported that 270 unionized welders and pipefitters contracted to that Husky Sunrise tarsands project were laid off and replaced by cheaper temporary foreign workers from Mexico, Ireland, Portugal and Italy. A commenter under another FMT article explained: "We had to conduct a handover to Saipem (a mostly Italian workforce), detailing to them where we had stopped work so that they may co... more »

More video from the apartheid state of Israel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago

Libya Updates ( September 2 , 2014 ) - State of play between Two Government structure in Libya and daily battles ...

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
Evening tweets.... Followed by Egyptian Streets *Africa Herald* ‏@AfricaHerald 1h Missing Libyan Airliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11 http://freebeacon.com/national-secur ity/missing-libyan-jetliners-raise-fears-of-suicide-airliner-attacks-on-911/ … #*Libya* pic.twitter.com/x2hoLqolit Followed by Brown Moses and 3 others *Joseph Dempsey* ‏@JosephHDempsey 2h #*Libya* AF has reportedly lost third Mig-21 in 5 weeks (29 Jul, 29 Aug & 02 Sep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCpCWn6HUZc …) *Conflict News* ‏@rConflictNews 4h At least 3 confirmed dead an... more »

what i do, what i miss, and what are they thinking: answers to the question, "what do you do?"

laura k at wmtc - 21 hours ago
When we moved to Canada (nine years plus a few days ago), I wondered what, if anything, I would miss about the US. Who would have guessed it would be watching "Baseball Tonight"? Yup, the only thing I miss about living in that crazy country is watching a baseball-highlights show on ESPN. Not bad! In a similar vein, what do I miss about being a writer? A strange sound that I can't quite decipher. When people would ask that inevitable question, "What do you do?", and I would answer, "I'm a writer," invariably, I would get this reaction: "Ooooo..." Their eyes would go wide, their lips ... more »

Suddenly everyone discovers the Taiwan-Hong Kong Link

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 22 hours ago
*Nothing like the mountains of Chiayi.* Kinda comical to watch the web suddenly come alive with the realization that Hong Kong's fate will influence Taiwan's response to Beijing's annexation drive. Oxford Analytica says Hong Kong's fate will drive Taiwanese to resist China. Even Fox News notices. What do they think we've been doing over here? All of us watching Hong Kong from here have been saying this for years. On this blog, for example, post of October 28, 2012: Taiwan's future?: Hong Kongers fed up with Chinese, lack of control over their own fate, identifying more strongly as ... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War watch ( September 2 , 2014 ) -- Vaunted ‘Secular Rebels’ Annoyed They Are Left Out of US Plans for Syria FSA Leaders Complain US Isn't Sending Them Even More Weapons ( Fighting ISIS by way of Al Qaeda linked Islamic Front , FSA on the sidelines ) ....... 4,800 Killed in Iraq During August ........ US-Backed Capture of Iraq’s Amerli Fuels Fear of Revenge Killings Shi'ite Militias Sweep Into Area, Threatening Sunni Villages ....... Tweets of note !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 22 hours ago
Anti war...... Vaunted ‘Secular Rebels’ Annoyed They Are Left Out of US Plans for SyriaFSA Leaders Complain US Isn't Sending Them Even More Weapons by Jason Ditz, September 01, 2014 Print This | Share This Though last month he dismissed the whole strategy as a “fantasy,” President Obama has long been bullish on the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the mostly secular rebel faction that they’ve been bankrolling for years in an effort to foster regime change in Syria. The FSA is irked, however, that they’ve found themselves on the outside looking in as the US begins planning for an escalation of... more »

Benjamin Fulford - September 2, 2014: China asked to stop financing US based Nazionist organized crime syndicate

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago
[image: Benjamin Fulford] *Dates to watch, 9/9, 9/12, and 9/30... views expressed in this post are of Benjamin Fulford... -AK* Monday, September 1, 2014 *Benjamin Fulford - September 2, 2014: China asked to stop financing US based Nazionist organized crime syndicate* Last week the White Dragon Society asked the communist government of China to stop financing the Nazionist crime syndicate that has illegally taken over the Republic of the United States of America. The request was sent via a senior Japan based Chinese agent. It was explained that rolling over the rogue US corporate ... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Stationaries have released, as incoming Golden Light infuses the planet

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 23 hours ago
*Stationaries have released, as incoming Golden Light infuses the planet* by ÉirePort Stationaries have released, as incoming Golden Light infuses the planet. Sedentary pathways are no longer traversed, and no longer viable. Flashpoints soon reveal to the hu-manity masses, as night sticks are burned. Coordinations occur at the Highest Levels of Gaia energetics to support the incoming Light. ÉirePort | September 1, 2014 at 23:34 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-ss

Rapid Trident '14

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
#warwarning #nato #rapidtrident2014 Rapid Trident 2014 is designed to "promote regional stability and security, strengthen partnership capacity and foster trust while improving interoperability between the land forces of Ukraine, and NATO and partner nations,"... "airborne and air-mobile infantry operations" “more than 800 pieces of weaponry and about 170 military and combat vehicles... In addition, 4 Mi -8 helicopters, a military transport aircraft An- 26 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a German transport aircraft C- 160 were involved to work out airborne operations and elemen... more »

"In The Time Of Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"In the time of your life, live - so that in good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unwor... more »

Tunisia receives donated US patrol boats

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Sentry-44 PB]The United States has donated two 13.5 metre patrol boats to the Tunisian Navy and will provide seven additional 7.6 metre patrol boats to the country in the next six months to enhance maritime security in the face of terrorism concerns in the region. The two patrol boats were handed over at La Goulette naval base during a ceremony on August 28 attended by US Ambassador Jake Walles, Minister of Defence Ghazi Jeribi, and Vice Admiral Mohamed Khamassi. The US embassy said the two vessels - valued at over $2 million - are part of an ongoing programme of assistance ... more »

Report: Azerbaijan buying Israeli coast-guard vessels

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Shaldag Mk V patrol boat]Azerbaijan is reportedly acquiring 21 new coast-guard vessels from Israel, according to Eurasianet.org. While Azerbaijan made no formal announcement about such a purchase, Jane's, the defense and intelligence publication, confirmed Thursday that the Azerbaijan Coast Guard ordered six Shaldag Mk V patrol boats and six Saar 62 offshore patrol vessels. Jane's based its assertion on images obtained in mid-July showing details of work being done on the vessels at a new shipyard. Images of the vessels are available on the website of the president of Azerba... more »

What the US military wants for missile defence: multi-use sensors in the Arctic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: AN/TPY-2]American military officials have shed some light on what Canada could contribute to the missile-defence program should it choose to join after a decade spent on the sidelines. Several conversations with high-ranking U.S. military officers point to a common desire: multi-purpose sensors in Canada's Arctic that would sniff out a wider range of potential threats than just intercontinental ballistic missiles. Those state-of-the-art systems would be designed to track maritime vessels, airplanes and small cruise missiles — all in addition to any large missile fired off b... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“I so love mornings. All of earth's energies are zipping, zapping and crackling in alignment. The stars have been tucked in bed. The nightingales begin dreaming their dreams. And the sugar plum fairies try hard not to be seen. But best of all I love mornings because it's when the "Giants" return to earth - stretching, yawning, squinting and rolling - remembering without quite remembering, sometimes for just the flickering of a second, that all is right in the world and that their greatness has never needed to be proven. Now, to work on remembering this for the rest of the day...” Li... more »

Graphs at a Glance: UK has one of the top ten richest regions (the top one) and nine of the ten poorest regions in Northern Europe

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Research by the Inequality Briefing organisation reveals how big the gap between rich and poor in the UK has grown. To the extent that the UK has the single richest region  (Inner London) as well as nine of the ten poorest regions in Northern Europe(see the map below). You can access their briefing paper by clicking >>HERE<<, in which they state: "the poorest UK regions are by far the poorest

Boeing awarded AH-6i contract for Saudi Arabia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: AH-6i Little Bird]Boeing has been formally awarded a contract for the manufacture of 24 AH-6i Little Bird light attack/reconnaissance helicopters for Saudi Arabia. The contract, which was first revealed by Boeing in late 2013 but only announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 29 August, is valued at USD234.7 million and covers the procurement of long-lead items, an initial spares package, and ground support equipment. Work will be complete by 31 December 2016. Read more

Because terrorists killing innocent civilians is amusing?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Here's Anjem Choudary appearing on CNN, you can watch the whole 10 minutes 43 seconds if you want but frankly I am tired of listening to Anjem Choudary spout on and on, so just skip to 9:57. Here's the transcript: "... here’s what bothers me; when we were setting up for our interview here, the audio engineer asked you... to count to ten to check the mic, you started to do that, but then you said 9/11, 7/7, 3/11. Is this all some sort of a joke to do that?" The killing of civilians in America, Britain and Spain is amusing? To some people it obviously is. I am reminded of 9/11 and ... more »

Turkish firm modernizes Pakistan's jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: F-16 Fighting Falcon]Turkish Aerospace Industries has modernized the last four of Pakistan's F-16 fighter jets, completing a five-year contract. The remaining four aircraft will be handed over in a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday. The company, known by the acronym TUSAŞ, signed a contract with Pakistan's Ministry of Defense in 2009. Read more

H-6, Il-76 will be able fly from Woody Island after China expands runway

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
Yongxing (Woody) Island To strengthen its presence in the disputed South China Sea, China is expanding its runway and redeveloping a harbor on Woody Island, the largest of the Paracel Islands, which are claimed variously by Vietnam, China and Taiwan, the London-based Jane's Defence Review reported on Aug. 29. Known in China as Yongxing Island, Woody Island was occupied by the People's Liberation Army in 1956, although it had previously been occupied by the Republic of China from 1946 to 1950, before going unmanned for 6 years. Various facilities including a military garrison, coas... more »

Prying Plane Flight Trials Conducted

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: EMB-145I AEW&C]The Indian Air Force is expected to receive the first Airborne Early Warning&Control (AEW&C) system by this year-end. Two AEW&C systems, built on modified Embraer EMB-145I aircraft, are undergoing flight trials with one more expected to arrive from Brazil later this year. A senior scientist at the Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) told Express that after han ding over the first aircraft, parallel flight tests and fine-tuning of the mission systems on the second aircraft would continue, based on the IAF feedback. The official confirmed that in addition to the... more »

ISIS Fires at Australian C-130 Plane Carrying Relief in Iraq; Militants Use Deadly Cluster Bombs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules]ISIS militants sought to bring down an Australian transport aircraft while it was carrying out its humanitarian mission in Iraqi skies. According to a report by News Corp Australia, the C-130 Hercules plane managed to dodge the ISIS' gunfire as it flew close to the ground to drop relief packages to stranded civilians the northern Iraqi town of Amirli. The report said the incident took place last weekend. Humanitarian aid drops usually happen at night when the planes are less visible on the ground for militants to see clearly and ta... more »

Taiwan denies Tien Kung missiles to be deployed on destroyers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Kidd class DDG]Taiwan's military on Monday denied a local media report earlier in the day that the locally developed Tien Kung III (Sky Bow III) surface-to-air missile system will be deployed on the country's Kidd-class destroyers. The report is not true, said the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, under the Ministry of National Defense, which developed the missile system. The Chinese-language Liberty Times reported Monday that the military is planning to improve the missile system on the Kidd-class destroyers, which are currently equipped with the US-made surfa... more »

India-Russia pact planned for new BrahMos missile version

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: PJ-10 BrahMos]Supersonic cruise missile manufacturer BrahMos Aerospace on Monday said it is hopeful that a pact to develop a sleeker and faster 'mini' version of the missile will be signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India in December this year. "We are hoping to sign a tripartite agreement between DRDO, NPOM lab and BrahMos Aerospace during the planned visit of Russian president in December," BrahMos chief Sudhir Mishra told PTI in an interview. Soon after taking over as CEO of the the Indo-Russian joint venture on Monday, he said the mini version of ... more »

Air force denies report US insisted upon weapons use

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: P-3C Orion]The Air Force Command Headquarters yesterday denied a media report about a weaponry deliverance issue. The Chinese-language China Times yesterday cited a recent report by the Control Yuan’s National Audit Office as saying that procurements by the Ministry of National Defense of 12 P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft from the US cost US$1.96 billion and are under the operational command of the Air Force 439 Composite Wing unit. The report said the US disagreed with a plan to have the aircraft carry ordinances, such as mines and depth charges, made by Taiwanes... more »

Yet another defence review. Why not read the others?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: HMAS Kanimbla]Four years ago, serious engineering maintenance problems were exposed when half a billion dollars worth of maritime defence capability was retired early. One of the navy's key supply ships, HMAS Kanimbla, lost power entering Sydney Harbour and narrowly missed coming aground. The Kanimbla and its sister ship, HMAS Manoora, were decommissioned. This failure led to a review (the Rizzo review) that exposed the high level of risk caused by the loss of engineering capability in government agencies. It was hardly the first defence review to identify the risk, nor wa... more »

Australia leaning towards buying Japan’s submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]Australia is keen to buy military submarines from Japan despite having pledged to build them at home. The multi-billion dollar purchase could see Australia acquiring a fleet of stealth diesel engine submarines based on the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force's Soryu class vessels - the biggest non-nuclear submarines in the world. The fleet of 12 4,000-ton Soryu class vessels would replace Australia's six outdated Collins-class boats by the 2030s. Read more

China Prepares Navy Warships to Fight US Submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Jiankai (Type-054A) FFG]China has a glaring hole in its military strategy against the United States. Military analysts have pointed out that while China is investing in ballistic and cruise missiles to keep foreign ships away, it has little to counter U.S. submarines which would play a pivotal role in a conflict with China. The Chinese regime seems to have become privy to this gap. It has been building and deploying systems designed to detect and attack U.S. submarines. Recent photos show China has also begun fitting warships with sonar systems designed for anti-submarine wa... more »

My Second Book: Liberalism, Rule of Law and Civil Society

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
My second book has been published, finally. It is an ebook freely available at http://fnf.org.ph/epub/ I copy-paste here these 3 short sections. *Table of Contents* Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Friedrich Hayek, Liberty and Rule of Law Chapter 2: Local Government and Civil Society Chapter 3: Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism Chapter 4: Raison d' Etre of Government Chapter 5: Anarchy vs. Minarchy Chapter 6: Pork Barrel Sacndal and Liberalism Chapter 7: Conclusion Chapter 8: Afterthought: Nonoy Oplas and The Spirit of Aristotle *Foreword:* This book is specia... more »

Severe Establishment Disruption Among New York's Grubby Ruling Elite?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The DCCC usually makes mediocre ads-- or worse. They hire over-paid, overly-cautious consultants who only care about one thing: the next job they can get. The video above, however… that's a decent ad. And the DCCC started running it today-- part of a $950,000 investment in anti-Grimm broadcast ads on Staten Island and the parts of south Brooklyn that are part of NY-11 (Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, right up to the border of Midwood). I grew exactly 2 blocks from the far corner of Grimm's district-- Avenue P and East 15th Street-- an... more »

Labor's Last Day? (And One Ring To Rule Them All - Greed Rules:   Who the Education Reformers Really Are (OBAMA and JEBBIE)) Profit Triumphs! (War on Jobs Corps.)   Billionaires Educate US - Who Would Want To Be A Good Teacher, Anyway? (France Falls To Faux F(l)ops)

Get another tall, cool one for this essay. You won't regret it. And any contributions you could send Pottersville 2's way will be deeply appreciated on this very Laboring Day weekend. Some last thoughts on what may be the U.S.'s last seriously observed Labor Day (and I do mean last): Labor Day 2014 (Progressive Eruptions) Thank A Union (Mike the Mad Biologist) You might want to read what this


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Eating meat is causing 'dangerous climate change', claim scientists* *Malthus lives again. Some historically unsophisticated prophecy from the University of Cambridge's department of ENGINEERING (!) below. Just off the top of my head let me point out three large factors that they overlook: 1). If we do get the warming they foresee, vast areas of Canada and Siberia (Siberia is 50% larger than CONUS and also covers a range of latitudes) could be opened to grain production -- and grain is an important feed for both animals and humans. If the Japanese can grow rice in icy Hokk... more »

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses The “D” Word

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by Hunter Lewis* [image: Keynes graffiti cc] Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that America and elsewhere is in another depression. They find the word painful. They find it painful because it contradicts the idea that Keynesian economic ideas have ended depressions forever. It also contradicts the idea that the massive and continuing Keynesian stimulus applied by world governments since 2008 has worked. For this and other reasons, euphemisms such as the Great Recession have been embraced not only by Keynesian economists, but by their allies in government ... more »

"Get Your Socks Today!" (You mean to save a lousy 35 bucks you'd pass up these Limited-Edition George H.W.Bush Socks?)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*No, they 're not Bert Cooper's sock rejects, they're . . . well, see for yourself. The design is sure, er, *distinctive*. Get yours now at gop.com.* *by Ken* Who says the Republican Party isn't a Party of Ideas? I believe the "makers not takers" at GOP Central have crafted their message for 2015 and beyond. *And there's more good news: "For a limited time, a group of donors will match every dollar you contribute to the RNC. Donate and double your impact today."* Yes, the electoral walls will come tumbling down as Republicans at all levels in all 50 states begin chanting this new... more »

Did Israel nuke America on 9/11?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
Or did they just nanothermite us?[image: false-flag-Nuke-attack-on-Amercia1][image: false-flag-Nuke-attack-on-Amercia1]*Check out my radio debates on these topics, including the August 23rd show with AE911Truth board member Wayne Coste and aeronautics expert Dennis Cimino, and my April 28th slugfest with Jim Fetzer.]* Veterans Today Editors Gordon Duff and James Fetzer say “yes - they nuked us.” The political implications of proving this thesis would be hard to overestimate. It would mean America has not only been fighting the wrong enemy, but has actually been laying waste to the ... more »

Afghanistan's Unity Government Agreement Has Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Afghan Talks On Unity Government Collapse; Crisis Deepens -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results. Under the terms of a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the runner-up in the vote was to name a "chief executive" in a national unity government conceived to keep the lid on political tensions. Abdullah Abdullah was runner-up in the official election results. Mohammad Mohaqeq, one of Abdullah... more »

The Truth About Israel's Nuclear Weapons: Just Released Documents Reveals How The United States AGREED To Israel Gaining Nuclear Weapons In The 1960's

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
We are constantly watching our so called "elected" officials always skirt around and absolutely refuse to answer the question about the psychotic state of Israel's nuclear weapons…. It has been absolutely ridiculous to watch the criminal US President himself always ignore any questions concerning Israel's nuclear weapons program and shows clearly that he and the entire US Government have been purposely using an ambiguous approach to Israel's massive nuclear weapons stockpile. It is a fact that Israel does indeed possess a massive arsenal of some 300+ nuclear weapons and has had th... more »

Gates Grant to “Further Hardwire the Common Core Curriculum” ??

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
One way to ensure permanence in the field of electronics is to “hardwire”– which means to “permanently connect.” In electronics, “hardwiring” refers to circuitry. For billionaire public education purchaser Bill Gates, circuitry and mass education, it’s all the same. Bill Gates has already likened the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to circuitry, with the moronic […]

President Obama Prepares To Head To Europe To Reassure Allies On U.S. Committment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference on the second day of the NATO Summit in Chicago (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). *From Syria To Ukraine, Crises Fill The Obama-NATO Agenda -- McClatchy News* WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States’ commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama arrives in Estonia late Tuesday, where he’ll meet with the presidents of the three Baltic states, along with U.S. and Estonian... more »

EU Nanny State to Ban Toasters, Kettles & Hair Dryers!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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Free Online EMF Summit Begins September 2nd

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Electromagnetic Killing Fields / image source *Activist Post * Join thousands for a free online EMF Summit *starting tomorrow *and continuing every Tuesdayuntil December. Each week is a new video interview, which begins Sept. 2nd with *Dirty Electricity: How We Can Co-exist With This Powerful Technology and Its Inherent Dangers* by Dr. Samuel Milham the physician-epidemiologist who first alerted the world about electromagnetic exposure in various careers and the link to human disease. Josh del Sol, producer and director of *Take Back Your Power*, will be on the interview panel ... more »

If ISIS Is A Bomb, Israel Is The Bombmaker!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I am deeply troubled these days by the Jew spew media going absolutely nuts with all these reports about ISIS and its phoney threat to America…. We find all the usual Jewish talking heads on all the mainstream media crapola talmudvision networks screaming that this fraud "ISIS" is the greatest threat to America, just like the previous "Al Qaeda" was the greatest threat to America as well… It does appear with the 13th anniversary of the Israeli Mossad attack on America on September 11th, 2001, that these monsters are again using their latest booga booga phoney terrorist group to scar... more »

NATO To Create A Rapid-Response Force For Eastern Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — As Ukrainian leaders warned on Monday of “a great war” with Russia, NATO leaders meeting in Wales this week were expected to endorse their most concrete response yet to increased Russian military intervention in Ukraine: establishing a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe, officials of the alliance said. The new force of some 4,000 troops, capable of moving on 48 hours’ notice, will be supported with logistics and equipment pre-positioned in Easte... more »

Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, “The Way of the World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Justin Hayward, “The Way of the World” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1QUrpqOAXY

I was vectored to this by Paul Craig Roberts. It makes sense to me...

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Sign up for our FREE Daily Email Newsletter *How Can You Tell Whether Russia has Invaded Ukraine? * *By Dmitry Orlov * September 01, 2014 "ICH" - Last Thursday the Ukrainian government, echoed by NATO spokesmen, declared that the the Russian military is now operating within Ukraine's borders. Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn't; what do you know? They said the same thing before, most recently on August 13, and then on August 17, each time with either no evidence or fake evidence. But let's give them the benefit of the doubt. You be the judge. I p... more »

NATO Is At Odds On How To Counter Russia's Intervention In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Free to read: Nato allies at odds over response to Russian aggression http://t.co/Q54sdlBL1l pic.twitter.com/0l6SmE4xKv — Financial Times (@FT) September 1, 2014 *Nato Allies At Odds Over Response To Russian Aggression -- Financial Times* In late March, Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, made a plea to Nato: put 10,000 troops in Poland, permanently, he asked. But to the consternation of many in Poland and the Baltics, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, last week slapped down any notion of Nato boots in a long-term positioning on eastern European soil during a visit to Latv... more »

Ukraine Refuses Russia's Call For A Cease-Fire With Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Russia Calls For Cease-Fire With Rebels, But Ukraine Vows To Keep Up The Fight -- Washington Post* MOSCOW — Russian officials pressed Ukraine on Monday to declare a cease-fire with separatists, but Ukrainians say they are locked in a war not just against the rebels but also against Russia — on behalf of Europe. “A great war has come, the likes of which Europe has not seen since the Second World War,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey said on his Facebook page Monday, adding that the fight must go on to “show that Ukrainians are not going to give up.” Lost territory, tra... more »

3 Videos On The Political Crisis In Pakistan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Protesters in Pakistan Seize State TV. Source: Wall Street Journal. Date Published: September 1, 2014. Pakistan government considers decisive action against protesters. Source: Reuters. Date Published: September 1, 2014. Pakistan threatens crackdown on protesters | Journal. Source: DW. Date Published: September 1, 2014.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere skygazers are known as the Clouds of Magellan, now understood to be satellite galaxies of our much larger, spiral Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* About 160,000 light-years distant in the constellation Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here in a remarkably deep, colorful composite image, starlight from the ce... more »

"The Tune..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life calls the tune, we dance." - John Galsworthy, “Five Tales”

Chet Raymo, “Making Peace”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Making Peace”* by Chet Raymo "An issue of “Science” (May 18, 2012) was devoted to human conflict. If I can summarize 60 pages of discussion: It's US versus THEM. It seems our long evolutionary history has favored group solidarity. Empathy and cooperation within the group; distrust and aggression toward those outside. The first groups were those of kin, tribes, and then ethnicity. As societies grew, groups identified themselves in more complex ways. Some researches would suggest that religions evolved as group adhesives. WE are moral, beautiful, enlightened, favored by God. THEY a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

what i'm reading: indian horse by richard wagamese, a must-read, especially for canadians

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
*Indian Horse*, by Richard Wagamese, is a hauntingly beautiful novel about an Ojibway boy's journey into manhood. It was the Readers' Choice winner of the 2013 Canada Reads, CBC Radio's book promotion program. But if you're like me and don't listen to the radio, you may have missed it. Don't miss it. *Indian Horse* should be widely read - by everyone, but especially by Canadians. In a slim, spare volume, drawing vivid pictures with very few words, Wagamese brings you into the Ojibway family. They are struggling to hold onto their culture - and indeed, to keep their family physicall... more »

"The Pig Farmer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Pig Farmer"* by John Robbins "One day in Iowa I met a particular gentleman—and I use that term, gentleman, frankly, only because I am trying to be polite, for that is certainly not how I saw him at the time. He owned and ran what he called a “pork production facility.” I, on the other hand, would have called it a pig Auschwitz. The conditions were brutal. The pigs were confined in cages that were barely larger than their own bodies, with the cages stacked on top of each other in tiers, three high. The sides and the bottoms of the cages were steel slats, so that excrement from... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong." - Ayn Rand

“No Escape from Existential Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“No Escape from Existential Reality”* by Sartre "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick "Finally agreement! No one can dispute the reality that we all will die. Since most choose to block out this fate or find it discomforting to consider, the roots of denial are sown. Refusal to confront the one great similarity that all humans share, is a trait that has greatly affected our political and social lives. Life is to be lived, no doubt. But how you live it greatly depends upon how you treat the final ending. Death, freedom, existentia... more »

Quote of the day: Happy birthday Maria Montessori

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I’m a couple of days late, but never too late to pay tribute to this heroine. Anoop Verma chose this quote to do the job: In her essay “The Comprachicos,” Ayn Rand lauded the Montessori Method as exactly what children needed to develop properly. “The purposeful, disciplined use of his intelligence is the highest achievement possible to man: it is that which makes him human.” “[the best development of intelligence is what] Dr. Montessori had in mind…when she wrote the following about her method: ‘The didactic material, in fact, does not offer to the child the ‘content’ of the ... more »

"You Better Decide..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“A wise man once said you can have anything in life, if you sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle you better decide how much you're willing to lose." - "Grey's Anatomy"


Neoconservative propagandist and Israeli apologist, Jonathan Tobin writing in *Commentary* yesterday, attempted to justify Israel’s latest grab of some 400 hectares of West Bank land. Tobin attempts justify the grab by saying that the land in question is ‘state land’ adjacent to one of Israel’s earliest settlements in the West Bank which was built after the 1967 war. He argues that in the event of Palestine being given statehood, the land and the settlement would become a part of Israel under an arrangement whereby Israel accede some other lands to Palestine in exchange. There’s a n... more »

"Centered and Safe: Keeping Your Energy Strong"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Centered and Safe: Keeping Your Energy Strong"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Keeping our energy strong and pure throughout the day is vital to somebody that is sensitive. Being a sensitive person in this world can sometimes feel very draining due to the fact that we are very receptive to the energy of the people and environment around us. Still, we want to be part of situations that involve small or large groups of people, and we would like to do it without becoming overwhelmed or exhausted. With a few simple strategies we can entertain at home and socialize in the world withou... more »

Ukraine Warns Of An Escalating Conflict

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ukraine Warns Of Europe’s Worst Conflict Since World War II -- Bloomberg* Ukraine warned of an escalating conflict in its easternmost regions as a rebel leader said talks this week may include negotiations for a truce. The country’s military will take on Russia’s “full-scale invasion,” Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey said on Facebook today, a shift away from the government’s earlier communication that focused on an offensive against insurgents. Ukraine “must urgently build up defenses against Russia,” which is seeking “to advance to other areas in Ukraine,” Geletey said. Ukrain... more »

No sympathy for murder

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Astonishingly, the media commentary about the man who slaughtered two people in Ashburton in cold blood is sympathetic … *to the murderer*. “Suspect had returned to die,” says a puff piece by the ODT, for example. Pity he didn’t do it quietly. I agree with Lindsay Mitchell. I have no sympathy for him. He lost his mother while still at college. So he should know what it feels like. Yet he has probably robbed children of a mother; partners, sisters and brothers, parents, friends of someone who added enormous value and meaning to their lives. Someone who was everything to them…. ... more »

A Tale of Two Students

Chris Cerrone at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
This is a guest post from Loy Gross, upstate New York parent and advocate. Proponents of Common Core State Standards and the New York tests associated with them try to convince us they are necessary. They say the standards make students college and career ready, and the New York tests provide an accurate measure […]

Russia's Military Led Bloc May Deploy 'Pecekeepers' To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Military servicemen during the Interaction 2014 military drill for the Collective Rapid Reaction Force of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, at the Spassk Training Center near the city of Karaganda, Kazakhstan. (RIA Novosti / Sergey Kuznecov) *Russia-Led Military Bloc Ready To Send Peacekeepers To Ukraine -- RT* The head of the CSTO says its peacekeepers are ready for any operations, including in Ukraine, but their deployment requires the go-ahead from leaders of all member-countries. "Deployment of the CSTO peacekeeping force can be ordered only by the Collective Securi... more »

Is Russia's Version Of The U.S. Navy SEALS Fighting In Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Russia’s Version Of The Navy SEALs May Be Fighting In Ukraine -- Business Insider/Bellingcat* The Instagram account of a Russian special forces operative reveals that members of the elite Alpha Group took part in military operations in Ukraine. Ilya Gorelyh, who has been highly decorated for his service in special operations, has suggested that he and his colleagues took part in the fighting against Ukrainian forces. On the 21st of July, Gorelyh posted a photograph of his car driving through the border crossing at Nehoteevka with the comment “we are already close, fucking Bander... more »

Ukraine Army In ‘Very Difficult State’ (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From *PBS Newshour*: Overnight there was a rare moment of cooperation between Russia and Ukraine as 9 Russian soldiers were swapped for 63 Ukrainian soldiers at the border. But, the crisis continues as officials said Sunday a Ukraine Navy vessel came under fire from pro-Russian rebels on shore. James Marson of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Mariupol, Ukraine with the latest. *My Comment: *A sober assessment on what is happening on the ground in Ukraine.

Smart green failure

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: _NOrman]I know nobody’s talking about them, but Russel Norman is still talking about “a smart, green economy” as if that were an actual *thing.* The Green Party's plan for an innovative economy includes … $1 billion of new government funding over three years for research and development to kick-start a transformational shift in how our economy creates wealth. What sort of transformational shift? One less “reliant on exporting commodities like milk powder, which is rapidly destroying our rivers and lakes, and leaving our economy increasingly vulnerable to the fortunes of o... more »

Why this September 11th could be a Major Date for an " Other Event " ... Connecting dots and speculation as to what plans may be affot !

Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
What is an " Other Event " ? Probably like the definition of obscenity and to paraphrase SC Justice Potter Stewart " We know one when we see one " ! 9/11 is obvious - but also consider the Boston bombings , the Newtown School shootings , Benghazi death of Ambassador Stevens , Malaysia Flights 370 and 17, the Flash Crash ...... these are seminal events that shape the thinking and reactions of the public , direct public policy and Executive Branch / Congressional Actions , serve to herd sheeple who don't delve deeply and rapidly become part of the history or mythology of Cult... more »

The Purpose of Art

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
What leads us humans to record somethig we thought' or seen or have written down or at the bottom of everything sang about hUMANAS so self aware are grasping at straws to prove ourselves we are little more than monkeys and and all our grand things will disappear and the tourists of the future will look UPON a beach five meters higher than it would be seen today they will find scrapes of aluminum and not be able to figure out that process alone confined by their times to a bronze blast zone

Horny tech Kickstart

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I f a man not be horny honestly this is a technology that can measured to see how close the patient is to dead. Death Panels would salivate for this data

"How It Really, Tragically, Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Humanity will destroy itself, body and soul, before it will learn a simple lesson." - Dave Wells

“The Blueprint for World War III: ‘This War Will Be Utterly Devastating’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Blueprint for World War III: * *‘This War Will Be Utterly Devastating’”* by Dave Hodges *SHTFplan Editor’s Note: *”A lot has happened in the last 72 hours. By all indications the east and west are once again positioning for a face off that may well result in the next global conflict. Last time this happened over 60 million people across the planet were dead before it was all said and done. This time around humanity has weapons at its disposal that are so capable of widespread destruction that we could literally be facing the annihilation of the majority of the human race. Make... more »

Ukrainian Military Ship Sunk By Artillery Fire From Pro-Russian Separatists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ukrainian Patrol Ship Sunk By Artillery Fire -- IHS Jane's 360 * A Ukrainian patrol ship has been sunk in the Azov Sea after coming under artillery fire, the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (DPSU) announced on 1 September. Two Ukrainian Coast Guard vessels based in Mariupol had been patrolling three miles off the Ukrainian coast near Bezimenne when they came under shore-based artillery fire on 31 August, the DPSU said. *Read more* .... *More News On Pro-Russian Separatists Attacking A Ukrainian Military Ship With Artillery Fire* Ukraine Launches Rescue Operation After Ship... more »

I like the fine stuff

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I have fifty years of fine and have no wish to decline. So as I exist where can i comprise/ No never on sound that is sacrosanct our as the man knows the last place we can hook all these hippies I have been an audiophile since I was nineteen and I bought my first serious system I had lived through live with a Sanyo component product that in retrospect deserved a heck of a lot more respect My uncle bought it for me and I suspect the origin of the species was not playing on the 8 track, So it is well established I like my sound and vision but that is falling and I do not care so much peo... more »

“The Economics of Perpetual War”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Economics of Perpetual War”* By Matt McCaffrey "We've always been at war with Eastasia." George Orwell, “1984” “The 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I seems like an ideal opportunity to spread a message of peace and economic cooperation; sadly, 2014 has so far been a year of new and renewed conflict far more than one of reconciliation. By now, talk of the horrors of war is nothing new. Everyone knows about the total destruction war brings; in fact, we’ve known for millennia. As Lew Rockwell points out, “just about everyone makes the perfunctory nod to the trag... more »

Labor Day 2014

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 1 day ago
Happy Labor Day! I've featured Billy Bragg before, but via Blue Gal, here's his rendition of another classic: Here's Robert Reich from last year, about celebrating labor on Labor Day: Digby has clips of Barbara Kopple and her Oscar-winning documentary Harlan County U.S.A. (I met Kopple years ago, and she's a cool person in addition to being a great documentary filmmaker.) Digby also

Loving On Empty

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Last week Rickie Lee Jones was in Orlando helping Alan Grayson turn out the voters in front of his 75% primary victory on Tuesday. A fews weeks before Peter Case did two concerts for Grayson supporters in the Bay Area. And Grayson isn't the only Democrat turning to musicians to help turn out young voters. Our friends at HeadCount are doing voter registration drives with, among others, Jason Mraz, Spoon, Wilco and the Black Keys. With young voters more apathetic about voting and government than ever, several organizations are trying to woo the “selfie generation” to the polls this... more »

Russian President Putin Outlines His Terms For A Ceasefire Agreement In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin. © RIA Novosti. Mikhail Klimentyev *Putin's "Statehood" Gambit Raises Stakes In East Ukraine -- Reuters* Shift in Kremlin language steps up pressure on Kiev * Ambiguous 'statehood' comment played down by spokesman * Use of term 'New Russia' becoming more frequent * Putin keeps Kiev, West guessing over ultimate aim MOSCOW, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A shift in President Vladimir Putin's language on the conflict in eastern Ukraine reflects a transformation in the situation on the battlefield and sounds a warning to Kiev to negotiate sooner rather than later. ... more »

The Economy: “When?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“When?”* by Bill Holter “I have had many people tell me they agree with my thought process on events, but don’t understand “why” or “how” the financial system has held together. Why of course is the easy part, no one wants to see the system come apart at the seams, especially the ones running the casino and benefitting the most from it? I think the better question is “when.” I am constantly asked when I think we will see a systemic cascade and my standard answer is “it should have been two (or more) years ago as the question has not been “if” but when for at least that long. Actu... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Stop the War's John Rees on why Nato -- on the coat tails of the United States -- is such a threat to peace and how we can mobilise to stop the relentless drive for more war in Ukraine, the Middle East and beyond.

Hope springs eternal

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Talking of DB, one of his many catches at *Biased BBC *was the persistently biased BBC tweeter, Jane Bradley. Jane was a BBC London producer back then, tweeting things like "the brilliant John Pilger" and "Cannot believe Chomsky, Pilger, Assange are speaking in Trafalgar Sq and I'm too sodding hungover to go. From my sofa, I urge you all to GO". Now a Senior Broadcast Journalist for the BBC, working on *Panorama *(among other things), she remains highly active on Twitter. This is something she tweeted tonight: #Panorama excl: HomeOffice researcher "booked on diversity course" aft... more »

A Fascinating Answer - Question Session On Ukraine Between BBC Observer John Sweeney And Russian President Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*My Comment*: The body language. The look in his eyes. This video is a must see just for that.

The Spectrum of Misogyny

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Consider three separate, seemingly unconnected incidents that have risen to media prominence recently. 1. The horrifying, systematic attacks on mainly white girls by gangs of Pakistani paedophiles in Rotherham. 2. The abuse meted out to Zoe Quinn, a US video game developer and author of *Depression Quest.* 3. The theft of naked photos from the social media accounts of prominent Hollywood stars, including A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, and posting them online for all the world to see. What drives a man to hack a woman's social media presence and repost detai... more »

“6 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox's Comical Beyoncé Freakout”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“6 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Fox's Comical Beyoncé Freakout”* By Janet Allon “*1. Bill O’Reilly’s 'Achey breaky heart' about Beyoncé videos. *Young women of America, please stop watching Beyoncé videos. It breaks Bill O’Reilly’s heart for some strange reason he has yet to coherently explain. The good folks at Fox News were mightily confused this week after viewing the pop diva’s performance at the Video Music Awards in which she appeared in front of a huge screen with the word “FEMINIST.” But here's the thing: she seemed to have forgotten her pants. Her pants! How c... more »

When ALECers Retire - There is Still Danger

2old2care at Because I Can - 1 day ago
*Two hundred plus *(200+) ALEC incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014 This may sound like good news – but – IT IS NOT Just because they resigned this year – does not mean they have left politics. Some are running for higher office And HAVE TO BE DEFEATED Some are running for Supreme Court, District Court or Justice of the Peace And HAVE TO BE DEFEATED AND WORSE Some are running for city and county offices To help the extremist, pro-corporate, we want right to work implemented at the local level - American Legislative Exchange Council expand their newest evil... more »

Russian President Putin Warns Of Nuclear War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin.(RIA Novosti / Alexey Druzhinin) *Putin Threatens Nuclear War Over Ukraine -- Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast* Raising the spectre of nuclear war over Ukraine, Russia’s Vladimir Putin is playing a new, and dangerous, game. On Friday, as Russian Federation tanks and troops poured across the border into eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin talked about his country’s most destructive weaponry. “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations,” he said. “This is a reality, not just words.” Russia, he told listeners, is “strengtheni... more »

Russian President Putin: 'If I Want To I Can Take Kiev In A Fortnight'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Warning: Mr Putin (right) made a bellicose statement to the European Commission President, Jose Manual Barroso (left), telling him that his armed forces could 'take Kiev in a fortnight'. The pair are pictured here on August 20 *'If I Want To I Can Take Kiev In A Fortnight': Putin's Threat To Europe Revealed By EU Boss As Ukraine Loses Control Of Key Airport -- Daily Mail* * Putin made an incendiary remark to the European Commission President * He said that his forces could march to the Ukrainian capital in two weeks * Two seamen are missing after a rebel artillery attack on a patrol... more »

Alan Waldman : Britain’s ‘Bad Girls’ is a gripping, gritty gals-behind-bars series

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Strong English cast and writers make this popular prison series compelling television. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 1, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that readers … finish reading Alan Waldman : Britain’s ‘Bad Girls’ is a gripping, gritty gals-behind-bars series


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Oh Dear. It’s done it again. (oops) Israel has gone and created another obstacle to advocacy. Expropriating 4 sq km of ‘Palestinian’ land in the occupied West Bank might look like a good idea to some Israelis who (quite understandably) fear that Israel is not much further forward that it was more than 2000 deaths ago, but it’s not very helpful to anyone who taken on the seemingly un-winnable task of trying to defend Israel against accusations of ‘not wanting peace’. However justified it might look to lawyers and pro-Israel legal eagles who are willing to delve deeply into the legit... more »

NSA: There’s a Spy in my Soup!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Janet Phelan Okay, we now know that our phone calls are being monitored. Snowden has made it clear that none of our electronically conveyed communications are secure from NSA snooping. But to find that they are now listening to our potato chips? As revealed recently in an article in MIT News, technology has been developed which would allow our relentlessly nosy government to pick up voice prints from a bag of potato chips, a glass of water, a window or potted plant. This is how it works: The tiny vibration of objects as a result of a nearby conversation can now be picked up ... more »

Moffat Accredits the Memes: Appendix 1 - Like, Totally Metal, dude...

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Okay, just to deal with this separately, quickly - is he doing that on purpose...?* *Almost certainly not, but you have to wonder why it seems to keep happening, because it keeps randomly emerging from screen-grabs I have taken so far from episodes 1 & 2.* *Must still be a Malcolm Tucker thing...* It's *probably *worth noting, and getting on the record and out of the way early on, that (contrary to popular misinformation), the "Devil Sign", Metal Horns, Hook 'em Horns or Corna gesture is, and always has been, and still *is* (in Europe, at any rate) a tranditional, folk *prote... more »

Abbas at Doha: PA will give Israel authority of West Bank if border talks fail

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Haaretz-* You read that headline correctly! Abbas will *punish *Israel by giving them control of the West Bank. That'll fix Israel and the US right up! Yup. Don't mess around with Abbas. He's a tough negotiator! You have to read this article. Seriously. *Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly told Israel that if negotiations with the United States about establishing a Palestinian state within the 1967 lines fail, he will transfer responsibility of West Bank lands to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. * The report emerged Monday in the Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar, citin... more »

Why Israel is a journalist’s utopia

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
I'd like to recommend a thoughtful post by former BBC Middle East correspondent Richard Miron, entitled *Looking Back at Gaza *(first published on his blog Foreign Daze.) Here's a (fairly hefty) extract from it: During the recent Gaza conflict the Israeli authorities facilitated the movement of international journalists in and out of the territory. This allowed high-profile reporters and presenters to come and go during the conflict and for news organizations to rotate their staff during the hostilities. (This contrasted with the Israeli decision to close off Gaza to foreign rep... more »

The practice of lesson plan review

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
Beginning my second year back in the classroom, I am once again becoming aware of the obligatory lesson plan review by administration. I have no problem with this in theory, but I am curious as to the overall value of this practice. In many cases, schools are staffed by a lot of people who teach […]

Durham Schools Cutting Ties with Teach for America

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
A day to celebrate! From the Herald-Sun: Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:51 PM Gregory Childress DURHAM — The Durham school district will honor its current contract with Teach For America, but the national teacher training program’s future with Durham Public Schools is up in the air. The school board voted 6-1 last week to honor its commitment to TFA teachers, including five hired to work for DPS this school year, but to not pursue any new relationships with the program beyond the 2015-16 school year. That’s when the five TFA teachers hired for this school year will complete their service ... more »

The Self-Driving Car is Going to End in Disaster

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Joshua Krause On the surface, self driving cars sounds like a godsend. You could sit back and relax during your commutes, safe in the knowledge that your computer-driven vehicle will get you to your destination safe and sound. “Safe” being the keyword here, because these vehicles will supposedly be safer than any human driver. The computer will never experience road rage or fatigue, and will have lightning fast reflexes. So far, Google’s test vehicles have driven over 700,000 thousand miles without incident.However, we don’t really know how safe or effective they’ll be until ordi... more »

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