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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3 September - Blogs I'm Following II

 3 September - My Yahoo! I
3 September - My Yahoo! II

10:22pm MDST

On Economic Support From U.S, NATO, And The European Union For The Islamic Terror State In Iraq And Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 46 minutes ago
ISIS was murdering journalists in Syria for sport for three years, but nobody in the Western political establishment panicked, because it was all part of the plan. But when it beheaded two American journalists and publicized their deaths for maximum dramatic effect, everybody lost their minds. The same Western political leaders who yesterday defended their policy of funding, training, and arming these terrorists against Assad are now supposedly leading the fight against them in Iraq. It would be hilarious if it weren't totally insane. It's important to reflect on recent history... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 47 minutes ago
“Bright star Markab anchors this dusty skyscape. At the top right corner of the frame, Markab itself marks a corner of an asterism known as the Great Square, found within the boundaries of the constellation Pegasus, the flying horse. The wide and deep telescopic view rides along for some 5 degrees or about 10 times the angular diameter of the Full Moon, with blue reflection nebulae scattered around the scene. * Click image for larger size.* And even though this line-of-sight looks away from the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, it covers a region known to be filled with nearby molecular... more »

"When Eyes Are Blinders of the Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 50 minutes ago
*"When Eyes Are Blinders of the Soul"* By Peter Michaelson "One way to diminish our suffering is to become conscious of when our eyes go looking for something that upsets us. Another way is to be watchful of what our imagination is up to. Just as sponges can soak up dirty water as easily as clean water, our eyes can also take in impressions from the world around us that leak misery into our soul. We like to think we use our visual faculty in pursuit of pleasure, but we also use it to entertain old hurts, grievances, and longings. Our eyes go looking for pleasure and stimulation-but... more »

New book from SOAS: Political Changes under Ma Ying-Jeou

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 50 minutes ago
SOAS just launched *Political Changes in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou*. A great line-up of scholars and thinkers, you can preview it on Google Books. The Kindle edition is available on Amazon.com. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "What I Have Learned So Far"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago
*"What I Have Learned So Far"* "Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside, looking into the shining world? Because, properly attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion. Can one be passionate about the just, the ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit to no labor in its cause? I don't think so. All summations have a beginning, all effect has a story, all kindness begins with the sown seed. Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of light is the crossroads of- indolence, or action. Be ignited, or be gone." ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago

"Despair and Survival"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago
"Despair and Survival" by Sam Smith "Ever since I read Thoreau in high school and adopted as my own his declaration that he would rather sit alone on a pumpkin than be crowded on a velvet stool, I have made the pursuit of individual freedom a part of my daily business. I follow it like others follow football. I know the game, the players, and the rules. And one of the most important things I have discovered is how few people are able to help you much. The psychiatrist with his elegant degree, the minister with an eye on the vestry's budget, the philosophy professor just short of te... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago
Walnut Creek, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"A Tribute To Dogs"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"A Tribute To Dogs"* by George Graham Vest "George Graham Vest (1830-1904) served as U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1879 to 1903 and became one of the leading orators and debaters of his time. This delightful speech is from an earlier period in his life when he practiced law in a small Missouri town. It was given in court while representing a man who sued another for the killing of his dog. During the trial, Vest ignored the testimony, but when his turn came to present a summation to the jury, he made the following speech and won the case." "Gentlemen of the Jury: The best friend... more »

"Rest Is Not Idleness..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." - Sir John Lubbock

Letter: Dutch Intellectuals 'Apologize to Putin' for LIES on MH17, Syria, Ukraine

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Who would you follow into battle? The question doesn't even have to be asked.* *Excerpts from, "Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine... " macedonia online, Wednesday, August 27, 2014:* A letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe. *The letter was written by Professor Cees Hamelink and signed by dozens of Dutch intellectuals and professors. Below is the letter in its entirety.* Dear Mr. President Putin, Please accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people he... more »

"How's Your Inner Beggar?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"How's Your Inner Beggar?" by Henry Makow, Ph.D. "I am reflecting on the timeless question of human happiness. What do people want? Simple creatures, we want to feel good. If you can make other people feel good, they'll love you. But how many of us bother? We are too busy trying to make them make us feel good. We are feel good addicts, hoping to wring our happiness from the world. Food, drink, drugs, sex, money, power, love. In "The Power of Now," Eckhard Tolle has a story about a beggar who asks a stranger for money. The stranger tells the beggar to look under his seat. Turns out... more »

Diagramming sentences

The Arthurian at The Rules of Exposition - 2 hours ago
From A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences at NPR: That reminds me... I was taught diagramming sentences in elementary school -- fifth or sixth grade probably, 1958-1960, certainly not later. Years later, in the late 1970s, I walked past an open college classroom door and overheard a student complain that diagramming sentences was difficult. Stuck in my mind. From the NPR piece: "It was a purely American phenomenon," Burns Florey says. "It was invented in Brooklyn, it swept across this country like crazy and became really popular for 50 or 60 years and th... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Is The U.S. Military Losing It's Technology Advantage To China And Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, August 21, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas *Russia, China Aim To Close Military Technology Gap With U.S.: Hagel -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russia and China are trying to close the technology gap with the U.S. military and developing weapons systems that appear designed to counter traditional U.S. advantages, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday. Hagel was speaking before a NATO summit expected to bring Russia's souring relations with the West into sharp focus and the goals... more »

obey giant

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
obey giant you've felt it your entire life

Labour’s Kiwibuild policy "will quickly run out of money" [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Surprise, surprise, house-builders raise their arms in the air about government paying house-builders to build 100,000 houses. Hardly even worthy of a headline. Except it got one: Labour's housing plan 'achievable,' says Master Builders. Labour says the scheme to get the rate of new homes being built up to 200 per week is realistic and has been devised in consultation with experts in the building sector… Master Builders spokesperson Brendon Ward says the scheme could be a positive step towards addressing New Zealand's housing issues, as well as an exciting opportunity for the... more »

Panda in the rain

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago

Rankin Inlet

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago

Knowledge requires subjective, not objective, knowledge

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
R. v. Tyrell, 2014 ONCA 617: [30] Proof of knowledge, or of its close cousin, wilful blindness, demands a subjective inquiry. The question is "what did the accused know" and not "what ought he to have known": see *R. v. Beaver*, [1957] S.C.R. 531, at pp. 538, 541-42. Generally speaking, the doctrine of constructive or imputed knowledge based on what a person "ought to have known" has no place in the criminal law: *R. v. F. W. Woolworth Co. Ltd.* (1974), 18 C.C.C. (2d) 23 (Ont. C.A.), at p. 30:

Mental distress damages

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
Fernandes v. Penncorp Life Insurance Company, 2014 ONCA 615: [88] In *Fidler*, at paras. 51-53, the Supreme Court observed that the jurisprudence speaks of two different types of aggravated damages. The court clarified that the term "aggravated damages" is misplaced in a case of mental distress damages arising out of a contractual breach. This was the nature of the damages claimed and awarded in the case under appeal. [89] In *Fidler*, the Supreme Court held that damages for mental distress for breach of contract may be awarded "where they are established on the e... more »

The Undoing of US "Interventionism?"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 2 hours ago
*September 3, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Russian journalist Andrey Stenin, missing for a month in Ukraine, has been confirmed dead. He was part of a convoy of refugees fleeing the fighting in Ukraine's eastern region when he came under artillery fire. The vehicle he was in, along with several others, was destroyed, the occupants killed, and the evidence covered up. Officers representing the regime in Kiev had apparently rifled through the destroyed vehicles beforehand, collecting evidence and looting belongings. It is even suggested by Russian sources that the regime in Kiev ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 21 Other Facts About America's Endless Pharmaceutical Nightmare”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 21 * *Other Facts About America's Endless Pharmaceutical Nightmare”* by 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,... more »

The Autumn cycles begin

risa bear at A Way to Live - 2 hours ago
There is fog along the river in the mornings now, geese are honking their way over the pass, pumpkins are turning bright orange, and the cornstalks are falling all over like tiddlywinks. I'm not sure what that's about with the corn; in the past it has meant the arrival of raccoons but the ripe ears have not been molested (except by us). I have been carrying a cloth shoulder bag on walks and doing a bit of foraging. There are apples and plums along the fencerows, but I'm looking for things for tea: crimson clover, blackberry leaves, chickory, dandelion, thistledown, oregon grapes, an... more »

Cyber crime update ( September 3 , 2014 ) -- Home Depot hit , nearly all of their stores , by latest card breach ...... A review of the latest travails of merchants fighting cyber crime !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/09/data-nearly-all-u-s-home-depot-stores-hit/ Data: Nearly All U.S. Home Depot Stores Hit [image: facebook][image: twitter][image: google_plus][image: reddit][image: pinterest][image: linkedin][image: mail] New data gathered from the cybercrime underground suggests that the apparent credit and debit card breach at *Home Depot* involves nearly all of the company’s stores across the nation. Evidence that a major U.S. retailer had been hacked and was leaking card data first surfaced Monday on the cybercrime store *rescator[dot]cc*, the shop that was princi... more »

Queen of the FAKE Bin Laden videos Rita Katz/SITE is the "source" for the fake ISIS "beheading" videos...as usual

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 3 hours ago
*Nobody verifies her claims. Rita Katz/SITE says "Al Qaeda" "ISIS" did it, it hits the "news":* I used to do a post per day, sometimes two or more per day. Now I do a post it seems every couple of weeks. I guess that's what getting a job will do to your blogging time. Anyway, this was an easy post to do. You know these (fake) beheading videos? I immediately noticed they were brought to you by the Israel-Zionist linked SITE group overseen by Israeli-Zionist liar Rita Katz. I wrote a post about SITE/Rita Katz on May 7, 2012, entitled: *Queen of the FAKE Bin Laden videos Rita Katz... more »

The Economy: "The Real Reason American Capitalism Is Failing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Real Reason American Capitalism Is Failing" * by Bill Bonner Beijing, China - "We've come to China to check on our investments. Not that we have many. But the fewer you have, the more each one is important to you. Of all the world's major stock markets, only two are reasonably priced. China is one. Russia is the other. We are long-term bullish on both. It is raining here in Beijing. Outside, the roads are clogged with slowly moving traffic. The scene appears normal for a big city. It could be New York, London or Paris. What is remarkable about the view from our window is th... more »

In case you were worried about how our boy Eric Cantor would pay his mortgage . . . (And his poll guy's doin' fine too!)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Will our boy's new employer be providing him with flags, or will he have to bring his own to NYC?* *"After [Teabagger challenger David] Brat's victory, 'many analysts accused Eric Cantor of paying more attention to Wall Street than to the people of Virginia's 7th District,' Kevin Broughton, a spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, a super-political action committee that supports Brat, said in an e-mailed statement. 'He certainly didn’t waste any time validating that theory.' "* -- *from* Bloomberg Businessweek *by Ken* An impudent tweeter raises the question of "prio... more »

Shoud The West Arm Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A Ukrainian self-propelled artillery gun is seen near Slaviansk September 3, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich *Why Arming Ukraine Would Only Make Matters Worse -- Simon Shuster, Time* Supplied with Western weaponry, Ukraine's leaders would be tempted to walk away from peace talks win Russia and try their chances in a war they can't win The arguments for sending weapons to Ukraine have felt convincing in part because their premises are true. Ukraine’s military has fallen back. The separatist rebels have advanced. The Russian military’s role in the conflict has become so overt that calli... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 4th Sept)

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
Gas costs you THREE times what the energy firms pay: Millions of households being ripped off after wholesale cost halves in six months Wholesale costs have halved in six months yet bills have not fallen. British Gas customers are paying between £1.35 and £1.50 per therm. Its parent company, Centrica, announced profits of £900million for the first six months of the financial year. Yet the


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
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The Potential For War Between Russia And NATO Is Escalating

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
BBC *Are NATO And Russia Setting The Fuse For A Hot War? -- Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor* *NATO's plans for a 'rapid response' force, in combination with the Kremlin's intention to declare NATO an 'adversary' of Russia, could inadvertently spur open conflict.* Moscow — As NATO moves to install a symbolic "rapid deployment" force near Russia's border and the Kremlin plans to rewrite its official military policy to explicitly define NATO as an adversary, the potential for a wider war may be looming. President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited Estonia, a tiny Baltic member ... more »

Marilyn Katz : It’s time to speak out for Gaza

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
Why have American politicians and editorial boards been silent in the face of extreme violence? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2014 The latest seven-week war in Gaza is over. More than 2,000 people are dead … finish reading Marilyn Katz : It’s time to speak out for Gaza

Snake Oil: Fracking’s False Promise

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 5 hours ago
When a dark and furious storm is racing in, and the tornado sirens are howling, smart folks stop staring at their cell phones, and head for shelter. But what if the cell phones were streaming messages that the storm warnings were a hoax, and there was nothing to fear? Twenty years ago, Peak Oil was a ridiculous absurdity conjured up by notorious idiots on the lunatic fringe. Ten years ago, it had become an acceptable topic for polite conversation. Today, an extremely effective disinformation campaign has inspired many to toss their energy concerns out the window. This made Rich... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- September 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*NATO’s Dilemma: How Tough To Get With Russia -- Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, Time* The alliance must decide at its leaders summit this week how to react militarily to the incursions into Ukraine without getting into a dangerous standoff with Moscow. The NATO leaders’ summit taking place in Wales this week was always going to be a crucial opportunity for the alliance to redefine its role in a changing world. One year ago, it was expected to be dominated by soul-searching over its relevancy, with its troops finally gone from Afghanistan. A lot changes in a year. Russia’s military i... more »

Amy Adams’s meddling dirtier than the dairying

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: newtechsample]National’s environment minister Amy Adams is following up the stellar record of National’s previous environment minister Nick Smith in pandering to the idea that "industrial dairying," Russel Norman’s term, needs to pull its head in. Russel has been talking down “dirty dairying,” his other term, as one of the country’s greatest pollution problems and getting worse. This ignores that, under current rules, the number of convictions due to dairying is falling, not rising. The number due to council sewage treatment however is rising, not falling. Therein is a c... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
As my blogging will be rather slack this month (before bursting out with renewed vigour in October), I think another introspective post is required. (Oh, we do like our introspective posts, me and Sue!) I'm feeling a little like Dante tonight: Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost. Or like Christian in the *Pilgrim's Progress*: As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream... more »

World News Briefs -- September 3, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Ukrainian self-propelled artillery guns are seen near Slaviansk September 3, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich *Putin Unveils Ukraine Ceasefire Plan, France Halts Warship -- Reuters* (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin outlined plans for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday but Ukraine's prime minister dismissed the proposal, while France expressed its disapproval of Moscow's support for separatist forces by halting delivery of a warship. After speaking to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko by phone, Putin said he believed Kiev and pro-Russian separatists could reach ag... more »

In Defence of Free School Meals

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
The Conservative/LibDem Coalition has proven itself the most incompetent and vicious government this country has seen since the 1930s. In future decades historians of politics will damn it for the food bank queues, the severely disabled people being forced into work, for allowing the super rich to coin it while hammering the worst off and, of course, failing utterly to rebuild an economy that can hold its own in the cut and thrust of global capital flows. But among the foot notes, two positives will get highlighted. One will be the piloting of equal marriage through the Commons, at... more »

Quote of the day: “…the majority of British people have twigged”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“The impression given was that to be against multiculturalism is like being against chicken tikka masala, or bhangra, or arts festivals or smiley brown-skinned people or fun generally. But multiculturalism isn’t and never was a handy synonym for ‘multi-ethnic.’ And at last, it seems, the majority of British people have twigged.” - James Delingpole, “Multiculturalism: What the left would prefer you didn't know” RELATED POSTS: - The west's suicide bomb - The Reformation of Manners – Mark Steyn, STEYN ONLINE - Home-grown horror - Home-grown horror - Quote of the D... more »

Another Suspicious Beheading by the ISIS Bogeyman

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 7 hours ago
Beheading is certainly in vogue these days as the convenient and mysterious Islamist bogeyman army of ISIS has allegedly chopped off the dome of another American journalist. The victim this time is Steven Sotloff who found himself on the wrong end of the sword in a video released yesterday. Sotloff's beheading follows that of James Foley whose fate has been milked by all of the usual fear-mongers to preserve the permanent state of war and domestic mass surveillance that has been enforced upon Americans since September 11, 2001 aka the day that changed everything. There is much mon... more »

Cory Gardner…The Far Right's Very Own Champion Of Free Sex?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Cory Gardner has never tried to sell himself as anything but a hard core right-wing ideologue. His district, CO-04 is the eastern third of the state, most of it the part that wants to secede. It's 91% white and very, very Republican. The R+11 district gave Romney a 210,019 (59%) to 140,855 (39%) victory over Obama-- even while Obama was winning the whole state, 51-46%. As we explained last month, Gardner never had any reason to paint himself as a moderate or even a mainstream Republican. His reputation is hard right. Part of the deal to get him the Republican Senate nomination th... more »

NATO Wants New Bases, Troops, And Equipment In Eastern Europe To Blunt Russia’s Aggression

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*NATO Plans New Military Outposts to Stop Putin—Just Don't Call Them Bases -- Eli Lake, Daily Beast* *To blunt Russia’s aggression, the Western alliance is considering new bases, new troops, and the economic equivalent of a nuclear bomb. Will the Obama administration go along?* With Russian forces entering into Ukraine, NATO is putting together a plan to place the alliance’s troops in bases behind the former Iron Curtain. One U.S. official who was not authorized to speak to the press said the presence of U.S. troops inside these bases in Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, and E... more »

Shepherd Bliss : Neighbors come together to build the village

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
Small-town Sebastopol, California, sets 10-day festival to ‘shape common spaces in a way that promotes beauty and community.’ By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2014 SEBASTOPOL, California — Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters … finish reading Shepherd Bliss : Neighbors come together to build the village

Able Danger & Door Hop Galley - Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer is a Liar

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*I have personally been called a Conspiracy Theorist by an agent of the Shaddow Government - after I caught him out lying to The People.* The Way that the Shadow Government applies pressure to control Presidential Administrations in their second term is not through coups, or false flags, or October Surprise, but through *scandals*; the Vicuña Coat, Vietnam the Liberty Incident, Watergate, Iran-Contra, the Lewinski nonsense... Benghazi, the IRS, shutting down the government. *And Able Danger.* By late 2013, former Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (Ret.) of the Defense Intelligence Agency ... more »

France Suspends Delivery Of Mistral Navy Assault Ship To Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The Mistral-class helicopter carrier (Reuters/Stephane Mahe) *France Halts Warship Delivery To Russia -- BBC* *France has said conditions are "not right" for delivery of the first of two Mistral navy assault ships to Russia.* President Francois Hollande's office blamed Moscow's recent actions in Ukraine. France had until now resisted pressure to halt the delivery. It had said it needed to respect an existing contract, to which EU sanctions could not apply retroactively, and that it would have been too costly to cancel. The Vladivostok, the first of the two helicopter carriers, wa... more »

Keira Knightley topless... again! Rule 5 Wednesday NSFW

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
The internet is all aflutter because Keira Knightley has posed topless for Interview magazine. The pictures are all over the web of course and why not! However I would bring to your attention the fact that I posted such pictures and some video in November 2012. So here's the new... And here's the old... According to The Mail, 'Keira Knightley bares her modest cleavage as she blasts Hollywood bosses for giving her 'droopy' big bust on film poster'. It seems that: 'She also told how she has a strict 'no bottom half' clause when it comes to getting naked on film. She told the U.S... more »

Supplemental: Examining Brodie’s chains!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014How often did Nixon get spanked:* More than thirty years later, Fawn Brodie’s psychobiography of Richard Nixon remains a fascinating read. We refer to Brodie’s 1981 book, Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character. For background, see yesterday's post. The book is fascinating because of Brodie’s relentlessly fractured logic. Beyond that, it’s fascinating because the New York Times couldn’t see, in real time, how remarkably strange the book was. But then, neither could Rick Perlstein! In 2008, he made the book a primary source for a major part of his... more »

President Obama Comments On The Crisis In Eastern Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Obama Calls Ukraine A ‘Moment Of Testing’ For NATO -- New York Times* TALLINN, Estonia — President Obama on Wednesday declared the conflict in Ukraine a “moment of testing” for the United States and Europe, calling Russia’s intervention a “brazen assault” on the nation’s territorial integrity that warrants a unified response. On a day of conflicting reports of a cease-fire agreement between President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia that both soon walked back, Mr. Obama condemned what he called “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine” and said... more »

Sept. 3: I don't usually write a blog on Wednesday .... but...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
... there are big things happening in the world, big things (or one) in the Irving press, and a few bits to tidy up. Let's start with the beloved Times and Transcript - with the editorial page. The editorial, not surprisingly, harps on the provincial debt. It certainly is bad. But the editors stick to simple-minded propaganda in trying to explain it, and how to deal with it. The reality is that the debt was created by big business in this province - just in the way the world's biggest ever debt has been run up in the U.S. It has been created by people who are greedy beyond measure, ... more »

Prosperity preacher Victoria Osteen, Catholics destroying churches for Muslim meditation, and gays at the St. Patrick's Day parade...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*we're all in big trouble.* Victoria Osteen, wife and co-pastor at the mega-church that supports her and her husband, Joel, in palatial surroundings said: "I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we're not doing it for God—I mean, that's one way to look at it—we're doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we're happy," she said in the 36-second clip posted on YouTube, with her husband smiling at her side in approval. "That's the thing that gives Him the greatest joy…" "So, I want you to know this morning: Just do good for your own self. D... more »

“The American Delusion: Distracted, Diverted and Insulated from the Grim Reality of the Police State”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The American Delusion: Distracted, Diverted and * *Insulated from the Grim Reality of the Police State”* By John W. Whitehead “In the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serio... more »

Geoengineering (Chemtrails) It is time for people to Wake Up and Demand the poisoning/Murdering of Earth and Humans to STOP! Ads with chemtrails everywhere now.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 9 hours ago
The chemtrails have been murdering the Earth, animals and Humans for 2 decades now. People are waking up but we need more to become aware of what is happening. People need to start looking up in the sky and ask "What are they Spraying?" Sure there are dis-info sites that have been created to debunk deny chemtrails. They have been created by the governments and UN who spray our skies with

Afghanistan War News Updates -- September 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
NATO troops arrive at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul August 10, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani *Afghans Face Fighting Taliban Without Western Help -- Newsweek* Will Afghanistan, like Iraq, be deserted by the West to fend off extremist groups on its own? The most recent political crisis in the country, which once hosted the perpetrators of the attacks of September 11, the most deadly terrorist assault on American soil, raises new doubts about future presence of United States and NATO forces there. President Barack Obama has said that unless a new security agreeme... more »

Here We Go Again: The Foley Hoax Beheading Was Bad Enough, But Now They Are Trying The Same BS With Steven Sotloff

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I am truly amazed these days about the absolutely ridiculous bull crap that our Jew spew media and the liars in our own government continue to promote and push on their unsuspecting and gullible citizens....We are constantly bombarded over the "idiot box" (TalmudVision) with reports about the newest and greatest "terrorist" group known by the laughably ridiculous moniker "ISIS". It does seem that these ultra-criminals continue to push their agenda and laugh in our faces at the same time.... It was bad enough last week when these criminals tried to push the absolutely ridiculous ... more »

BotWatch - Me and My Case Officer

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*The Agent assigned to keep tabs on me has recently changed tactics.* Previously, and most recently, she called herself *"Amanda Wild*" (not *Amanda Huggenkiss*, but pretty close), and she used to look like this: She now looks like this. Forgive me for thinking I am being profiled, here. If you haven't already read my critique of legendary researcher (and my personal hero), *John Judge*, who became duped into becoming champion of the fraudulent "*9/11 VicSims Families*", I highly recommend it as back-grounding for this kind of psychological warfare operation, and how one can be so... more »

A very NATO/US sounding ISIS threatens Putin- God Willing- Updated

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
I will highlight the interesting bits of this news item from Australian media Updated below [image: Islamic State: "We will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing."]Islamic State: "We will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing." *Islamic State says Vladimir Putin's throne is 'under threat and will fall when we come to you'* *Moscow: Islamic State militants have issued a threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin, vowing to oust him and "liberate" the volatile North Caucasus over his support of the Syrian regime.* The General Prosecutor's Office ... more »

Afghanistan's Rival Presidential Contenders Are In A Last-Ditch Attempt To Save Their Power-Sharing Agreement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (L) addresses a news conference with rival Ashraf Ghani (R) at this side as they announced a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul, late July 12, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg *Afghan Election Contenders In Last-Ditch Bid To Rescue Power-Sharing Deal -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Afghanistan's rival presidential campaigns were holding last-ditch talks on Wednesday to rescue a deal on a national government after a disputed election raised fears of exacerbating ethnic divisions. P... more »

Obama Settles On ISIS Strategy: Incoherence...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*according to Keith Koffler.* And he's right. Obama Settles On ISIS Strategy: Incoherence Someone, please, make it stop. It’s as if my neighbor became president somehow, and I saw him getting the newspaper – not that anyone gets the newspaper anymore – and I said, *Hey, I heard you got a new job, what are doing now?* and he said, *OMG, I’m the effin President of the United States. It’s so cool!* Barack Obama is the Commander in Chief. He is currently sending men and women into war against ISIS. And he has no idea what he wants to do. He has no idea that he’s even in a war. Let’s... more »

The Islamic State Has Gained Thousands Of New Recruits Since Their Capture Of The Sunni Regions In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*ISIS By The Numbers: How Big, Strong And Rich The Militant Organization May Be -- CBC* Trying to take an inventory of ISIS is a daunting task, even for those senior analysts in the intelligence community — few rely on the annual statistical reports that the media-savvy group actually releases. But experts have been able to provide some estimates on how big, how strong and how rich the militant organization may be. "When you hear the intelligence community say they don't even know, that's somewhat worrisome," said Colin Clarke, an associate political scientist at the Rand Corpor... more »

Racism-- Still A Pillar Of The Republican party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Ted Cruz's father might not be as much as a racist neanderthal as he comes off. I mean, some people think he just acts that way to make his son seem relatively less racist and neanderthal. Or, if that doesn't work… well, people look at the old man and say, "poor, Ted; no wonder he turned out that way. When right-wings-- father *or* son start talking about "the average black," you know you're in for some stomach churning. The hate-filled preacher Rafael spoke at Western Wilco-- the Western Williamson County Republican Club in Cedar Park, an almost all white, almost all-Republican s... more »

(No Irony Here)  What Happens When No One Goes To Jail Who Caused the Financial Cataclysm of 2008

Nope. Not ironical at all (h/t Robin Williams). However, I'm with Stiglitz. Angelo Mozilo cannot believe it. Six years after he lost control of the largest mortgage lender in the U.S., and days after news that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles plans to sue him, the Countrywide Financial Corp. founder is baffled by a new effort to punish him, proud of past triumphs and incensed

Islamic State Militants Now Posses German Missiles (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Arms Identification – German Missiles In The Hands Of The Islamic State -- Bellingcat* 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 ye... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: 'Face Of Islam Is A Peaceful Religion'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to the Mideast, seeking coalition partners to fight the rise of the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria. Rob Griffith/REUTERS *Kerry: ‘The Real Face Of Islam Is A Peaceful Religion’ -- Daily Caller* Secretary of State John Kerry took pains to separate the brutal Islamic terror organization ISIS from its broader religious affiliation on Wednesday, taking time out from a statement on beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff to claim that “Islam is a peaceful religion.” Kerry spoke to a largely-Islamic audience at the State Department Wed... more »

In One Speech President Obama Vows To 'Destroy' ISIS, In Another Speech He Wants ISIS To Be A 'Manageable Problem'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Obama Just Contradicted Himself About His Strategy Against ISIS -- Business Insider/Reuters* The United States plans to "degrade and destroy" ISIS until it is no longer a force in the Middle East, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. But later in the same news conference, the president said the aim of a potential international coalition to combat ISIS was to reach "the point where it is a manageable problem." The apparent contradiction comes days after the president said, in a remark that earned him a heap of criticism, "We don't have a strategy yet" about confronting the ... more »

China will build a 52-kilometer collider by 2028

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
Joseph S. has reminded me of this fascinating plan: China pursues 52 km collider project (Physics World) The world's #2 economy's biggest collider right now (one in Beijing) has 240 meters in circumference (about a quarter of a micron per capita) so they plan to improve their national record by a factor of 200+. ;-) The proposed collider should be a "Higgs factory" colliding electrons and positrons at the energy of \(250\GeV\). While the Chinese say that this would put them at the forefront of particle physics, the representatives of the ILC which should be hosted by Japan say th... more »

President Obama Pushes For A Regional Strategy To Confront The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Obama Urges Regional Strategy To Counter Islamic State -- Voice of America* President Barack Obama said U.S. airstrikes have blunted the momentum of Islamic State militants in Iraq, and that now a regional strategy is needed to "degrade and destroy" the group. Obama told reporters Wednesday in Estonia that the U.S. will continue leading a broader effort against what he called the "barbaric and ultimately empty vision" that the Islamic State group represents. "We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its ef... more »

Supplemental: Ruth Marcus seemed to be sifting the truth!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014But then again, so was Joan Walsh:* Incomparably, The Daily Howler keeps churning out those results! We refer to this recent breakthrough statement by Salon’s Joan Walsh: “Cornel West is now slipping deep into Maureen Dowd territory: a formerly incisive, moderately influential social critic (a genuinely important one, in West’s case) driven to cruelty and irrelevance by Obama hatred.” Judge that assessment of West as you will. We were struck by Walsh's assessment of Dowd. We’ve often said that, for professional reasons, you can’t get Walsh to criticiz... more »

Kevin Carey, Logically Adrift

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Kevin Carey and the billionaire patrons of CorpEd who pay him to record his thought disorders in the New York Times are moving on from K-12 to more fertile education grounds to make money and to impose their idiocy. Watch out, higher ed. With more and more young adults graduating from college with fewer good jobs available to them and the next generation of workers, the new normal for college grads is characterized by unemployment, underemployment, and huge college debt has become the norm in 2014. So far, the response by the oligarchs and CorpEd has been to send more jobs abroa... more »

World News Briefs -- September 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ukraine Walks Back Cease-Fire Announcement After Moscow Says No Deal Was Reached -- Christian Science Monitor* A phone call between Ukrainian and Russian heads of state yields no breakthrough. NATO talks in Wales are expected to focus on the eastern Ukraine conflict and alleged Russian intervention there. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine following a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But he almost immediately had to walk back his upbeat message, casting doubt over its significance. Fighting between the go... more »

Some thoughts on prejudice

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 12 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg Well, if you told me you were drowning I would not lend a hand I've seen your face before my friend But I don't know if you know who I am Well, I was there and I saw what you did I saw it with my own two eyes So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been It's all been a pack of lies * -Phil Collins-* What is an observation without a frame of reference? We like to think we can observe facts and make rational deductions, but we can't. Anyone with training in psychology as it pertains to law enforcement is likely to tell you that eye witness accounts of the s... more »

Cell Phones Pushes on 5 Year Olds, Despite Known Risks

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
*Young children at great risk for brain tumors, behavioral disorders from cell phones, WiFi* Dees Illustration Aaron Dykes Media outlets across the nation are covering back to school activities, including fresh marketing directed at children as young as five – when most start Kindergarten. Whereas some 80% of teens aged 11 and up have cell phones, many of which have smart phones, it is becoming common for ever younger children to carry phones too. CBS in Detroit reported: Some carriers, like Sprint with its “WeGo” device, are marketing cell phones to kids as young as five: “It... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a press conference at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing *Obama Says NATO Must Help Strengthen Ukraine's Military -- Reuters* (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged NATO on Wednesday to help strengthen Ukraine's military and said the alliance must leave the door open to new members to counter what he called Russian aggression. Obama was speaking in Estonia, one of three ex-Soviet Baltic states bordering Russia that fear separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine could herald problem... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014Part 2—The salaries and the homes:* If we might enjoy a brief amusement, a funny thing happened to Meredith Vieira as she tried to show us the people who she really is. On the cover of Parade, she was quoted saying this: “I want people to see the real me.” Inside the magazine, in the profile itself, she explained that the set of her new TV show will feature “the authenticity of” her own furniture from her own house in New York, or at least of a facsimile. “The cats and the dog ruined [the furniture],” Vieira is quoted saying, “and I just want people t... more »

Europe tends to believe the endless lies coming out of Washington. If Germany should accept the lie that Russia is planning war against them, they would suffer the most if NATO were to instigate such a war. Here a cross-section of former U.S. intelegence specialists warn Chancellor Merkel to distrust what Washington says unless and until they verify the alleged threat themselves.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ *OpEdNews Op Eds 8/31/2014 at 08:27:06* Memorandum For: Angela Merkel: Beware of Fixed Intelligence on Ukraine-- Think WMDs *By Coleen Rowley (about the author)* Permalink opednews.comHeadlined to H1 8/31/14 Angela Merkel (image by Glyn Lowe Photoworks.)MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO We the undersigned are long-time veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you have an opportu... more »

Artificial Intelligence Could Co-Pilot Future Combat Jets: Navy Official

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Boeing's F/A-XX concept Nicholas West The Navy continues to make a series of announcements which show that their future combat jets will include artificial intelligence, as well as the incorporation of drones and hi-tech weapons into future missions. According to an unnamed Navy official in the latest post from U.S. Naval Institute News, "A.I is going to be huge" by 2030. Not many additional specifics were given, but the role of A.I. is currently foreseen "as a decision aid to the pilot in a way similar in concept to how advanced sensor fusion onboard jets like the F-22 and Lock... more »

Mexico: UFOs Reportedly Seen over Yucatán Airports

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*Source: MILENIO Novedades and Planeta UFODate: 09.02.2014* *Mexico: UFOs Reportedly Seen over Yucatán Airports* *By Jorge Moreno - SIPSE* According to witnesses, sightings have been reported at the Kaua and Merida terminals. MERIDA, Yucatan – Mexican airports, and airports around the world, are some of the locations in which many UFO sightings have occurred. However, air traffic controllers, pilots and other staff working at these sites are under orders not to report them to avoid panic among the population. However, there are cases that have been filtered, or rather, those in wh... more »

One-Stop Shoppe For Crisis in the Ukraine

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
This article by Robert Parry, "Who's Telling the 'Big Lie' on Ukraine," is an excellent summary of the crisis so far and the laughable bullshit and shameless lying, and hubris, and horrifyingness of the Washington elite's imperialist fantasies. I cannot believe the grip of the corporate media in America. I cannot believe how willingly infected we have become here in Canada. What am I saying? The head of B'nai Brith is so depraved that he saw fit to nominate racist torture advocate, stephen harper, for a Nobel Peace Prize. (To be fair, Frank Dimant was thinking about harper's whole-... more »

How Many Friends Does He Have Left?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://postalhistorycorner.blogspot.ca Jason Fekete reports in this morning's *Ottawa Citizen* that the Harper government is stepping up its war on the Parliamentary Press Gallery: The federal Conservative party continues to fire off fundraising emails to its donors attacking the “Ottawa media elite,” as it looks to snare donations from its members. The latest missive came Tuesday in an email from Jaime Girard, the director of fundraising and membership for the Conservative Party of Canada, which asked members for $25 donations to he... more »

Bacon And Cheese Waffles

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
When I think waffles, I usually think of sweet syrup, powdered sugar and maybe strawberries. That is, until I had my first savory waffle. Usually made with ingredients such as cheese and onions, savory waffles make the waffle the experience instead of the toppings. This savory waffle is my absolute favorite version because it incorporates two of my favorite things. Cheese and bacon. These waffles are a little bit of work, but worth it in the end. I think I need waffles now. You will need: Dry Ingredients - 2 cups flour - 1/4 cup brown sugar - 1 teaspoon baking soda - ... more »

Russian President Putin Outlines His Terms For A Ceasefire To Take Place In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (Reuters/B.Rentsendorj) *Ukraine Ceasefire: Putin Lays Out 7-Step Plan To Stop Hostilities In E. Ukraine -- RT* Kiev must withdraw troops from southeastern regions of Ukraine and rebels must stop offensive to stop bloodshed, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says. He and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko discussed "a ceasefire regime." President Putin has outlined a seven-point plan to stabilize the situation in the crisis-torn east of Ukraine. “On my way here from [the city of] Blagoveschensk to Ulan-Bator [Mongolia], I outlined some ideas and pl... more »

Ukraine Rebels 'Unimpressed' With Reports Of A Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: For a ceasefire to take hold .... the rebels will need to be a party to any agreement. They were not in this case .... and they are reacting as expected .... *Ukraine president says he and Putin agree on steps to a cease-fire … but rebels unimpressed* (National Post/AP) My prediction .... we are still a long way from an effective ceasefire taking place .... but we are going in the right direction (I hope). *Update*: DPR Deputy PM: Poroshenko Did Not Agree Ceasefire With Donetsk -- RIA Novosti

President Obama Is Skeptical That An Agreement Has Been Reached On A Ukraine Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
President Obama arriving at the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia, on Wednesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *Obama Says It’s ‘Too Early to Tell’ What the Ukraine Ceasefire Means -- Time* News of the truce broke shortly after the president's arrival in Estonia President Barack Obama has adopted a cautious approach to the ceasefire announced Wednesday between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It’s too early to tell what this cease-fire means,” said Obama, explaining that he had not seen full details but “only wire reports.” *Re... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Pupils at 'Trojan Horse' school were shown jihadist video* Pupils from a Birmingham school at the centre of the so-called “Trojan Horse” investigation were shown a jihadist promotional video in the classroom, it has been revealed. Ian Kershaw, who conducted an inquiry on behalf of Birmingham City Council, said the film portrayed images of “violent extremism” had been played to children despite concerns it was “completely unacceptable”. Giving evidence to MPs on Tuesday, he insisted senior staff at the school – which was not named – failed to discipline the teacher involved after ... more »

Can The Democrats Keep A Senate Majority?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
It will probably take more than prayers The person with the most at stake, Harry Reid, is screwing up Democratic chances to hold onto the Senate in November. He's decided to roll the dice on two unlikely conservative Democrats in deep red states, Georgia and Kentucky. Predictably, both his candidates, Michelle Nunn and Alison Lundergan Grimes, are losing. But to really gamble big on these two states, he's completely cut off two progressives in states with records of being far more friendly to Democrats, Shenna Bellows in Maine and Rick Weiland in South Dakota. Bellows and Weiland are... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro strives for defense to dominate like offense has ~Ramon Antonio Vargas, New Orleans Advocate * *Astronaut tweets view of New Orleans from ISS* *~**Reid WisemanVerified account* ‏*@astro_reid* #*NOLA* with the new 800mm. I’m having too much fun with this lens. *Halliburton oil spill settlement creates 2 new classes of claimants ~David Hammer, WWLTV * *NPR And WWNO Present: Water±*

Labour MP Graham Morris asks PM: Will British IDF soldiers be treated like IS fighters?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
' the unpleasant underbelly of Labour' More here http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/labour-mp-will-british-idf-soldiers-treated-like-fighters/

Armored Vehicle to Be Returned to U.S. Government by San Jose Police

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
In a positive sign that the backlash against the militarizing of the nation's police forces may be working, a California police department is returning a 15 ton armored vehicle. The piece of heavy, war zone ready equipment was just received from the federal government this year. The heavy-handed response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri has finally triggered a long overdue debate as to the proper role of the police in our society. While there is not much hope that the dysfunctional gaggle in Washington will be able to get the problem under control it is always encouraging wh... more »

California Cop on Leave After Attacking Woman With Baseball Bat

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
The northern California city of Walnut Creek is the location of a bizarre incident that has landed a local police officer on administrative leave. Gregory Thompson, who is described as a 53 year old police veteran was arrested in August for allegedly attacking a woman in the early morning hours as she walked in a residential area. Not that police brutality is anything to be surprised about in 2014 America, especially with the federal government encouraging more aggressive attitudes by giving away surplus military equipment. What makes the Walnut Creek case an oddity is that office... more »

Dog Owner Watches as Arkansas Cop Shoots Her Beloved Pet in the Head

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
A police officer in the sleepy burg of Alexander, Arkansas is responsible for the latest incident of “puppycide” after busting a cap into the head of a beloved family pet in front of it’s shocked owner.The dog, a large Mastiff-Shar Pei was mortally wounded by the jumpy cop and later had to be “put down” in an act of mercy as it was obvious that the dog would not recover. The new phenomenon that is the shooting of dogs by police is evidence of a very troubling state of law-enforcement in America. I mean for God’s sake, why do these guys continue to insist on summarily executing poo... more »

Jordanian-Palestinian Politician: There Is No ISIS Ideology – It's Islam; Syrian Soldiers Deserved to Be Slaughtered

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
'Jordanian-Palestinian Politician: There Is No ISIS Ideology – It's Islam; Syrian Soldiers Deserved to Be Slaughtered Palestinian-Jordanian politician Muhammad Bayoudh Al-Tamimi recently defended ISIS, saying that its doctrine "stems from the Quran and the Sunna." The Syrian soldiers recently killed at the Tabqa airbase "deserved to be slaughtered 100,000 times over," said Al-Tamimi, a member of the Jordanian Umma movement. According to Internet reports, the show was not broadcast by the Jordanian ANB TV channel that had produced it, but it was posted on the Internet by ANB TV on ... more »

Former Federal Agency Cybersecurity Boss Guilty of Child Porn Charges

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
A former acting head of cybersecurity for a federal agency was found guilty by a Nebraska jury this week on multiple counts of child pornography charges. Timothy DeFoggi, who was at one time the overseer of the critical information technology programs involving online security for the Department of Health and Human Services now awaits his sentencing for what will surely be hard time. In the hierarchy within the U.S. prison system, there isn't much lower than one can get than being a pedophile or sex pervert. This is the dismal quality of individual that infests our terminally corr... more »

Confusion Over Reports Of A Ukraine Ceasefire (Update: Ukraine Retracts Ceasefire Announcement)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Russia And Ukraine's 'Permanent Ceasefire' Appears To Unravel -- The Guardian* *Ukraine backtracks from word 'permanent' and Kremlin denies agreement was reached as reports of fighting continue* A "permanent ceasefire" agreed between Ukraine and Russia, announced by president Petro Poroshenko, appeared to unravel before it had started on Wednesday, as the Ukrainian president backtracked from the word "permanent" and the Kremlin denied agreeing anything at all. The surprise announcement came after Putin and Poroshenko spoke on the telephone on Wednesday morning. Poroshenko wrote ... more »

What Must Be Done To Sink An Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*How To Sink An Aircraft Carrier -- David Axe, Real Clear Defense/War Is Boring* Sneak up in a submarine, that's how. A photo depicting an American nuclear-powered submarine poking its periscope above the waves—within shooting distance of a British aircraft carrier during a war game—is a useful reminder of one of the most important truths of naval warfare. For every sailor who’s not in a submarine, submarines are real scary. Stealthy and heavily-armed, subs are by far the most powerful naval vessels in the world for full-scale warfare—and arguably the best way to sink those more... more »

China Wants To Sink The U.S. Submarine Fleet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Images published on Chinese military forums show a large aperture cut out of the transom for VDS on two Type 054A frigate hulls. Source: via cjdby.net *China Prepares Navy Warships to Fight US Submarines -- Epoch Times* 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 ha... more »

Worries Abound On The Pentagon's Dependence On Russian Rockets To Launch Their Satellites

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*U.S. Military Reliance On Russian Rocket Raises Security Fears -- Washington Times* *Alternatives sought for satellite program as Ukraine aggression strains relations* The rising tensions with Russia over its aggression in Ukraine is creating national security concerns inside the Pentagon, where the military’s largest satellite program is reliant on a rocket engine produced by Moscow. The Air Force said it has begun looking for alternatives to the RD-180 rocket engines for its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program — the fourth largest line item in the U.S. defense budget — n... more »

The Pentagon Wants To Develop A Hovering Plane (The Phantom Swift X-Plane)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Pentagon Developing Mysterious Hovering Plane -- Washington Times* The Pentagon wants a plane that can attain incredibly fast speeds while also possessing the ability to hover. The experimental Phantom Swift X-Plane will fulfill that role, and now Boeing has secured a $9 million to continue work it started roughly one year ago. The idea for the aircraft, which resulted from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) VTOL X-Plane competition in 2013, will eventually be powered by an all-electric drive and measure 13 meters nose to tail and 15 meters from wingtip to wi... more »

Ukraine and Russia agree to ceasefire? Bullbiscuits! Narrative Creation

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
This so called news looks to be coming straight from Kiev. And I do not believe it.* What it appears to be is a set up for yet another narrative going like this "bad Russia/victim Ukraine* *So, I think this news is nonsense* The ceasefire announcement is straight from Kiev/ President Petro Poroshenko - Telegraph Russia and Ukraine reach a "permanent ceasefire" in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko announces Ceasefire regime agreement reached, Poroshenko says-CBC *Poroshenko can say whatever the hell he wants! Putin has said all along Russia is not involved in the situati... more »

The Real Tough Challenge In Ukraine Will Be The Day After The War Ends

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A man walks past a destroyed rail bridge which fell over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Reuters *The Real Ukraine Crisis Is Coming: The "Day After" Dilemma -- Paul J. Saunders, National Interest* Get ready, Europe: When peace comes to Ukraine, the ultimate challenge will begin... As NATO’s Wales Summit approaches—and Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists grows—the Obama administration and U.S. allies face increasing pressure to act. Most attractive are the simple-sounding solutions, like additional sanctions against Russia or military assistance... more »

Ukraine / russia situation ( September 3 , 2014 ) -- Kiev retracts 'permanent' ceasefire statement, says steps for establishing peace agreed ...... Battle field , political process and natural gas news of the day....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
http://rt.com/news/184716-poroshenko-ceasefire-ukraine-putin/ Kiev retracts 'permanent' ceasefire statement, says steps for establishing peace agreed Published time: September 03, 2014 08:06 Edited time: September 03, 2014 10:55 Get short URL [image: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (Reuters)] Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (Reuters) 2.8K1.2K12 Trends Ukraine turmoil Tags Army, Conflict, Military, Politics, Russia,Shooting, Ukraine Kiev retracted its earlier statement regarding a “permanent ceasefire” in eastern Ukraine, which followed a phone call between the Russian and Ukra... more »

Tasmania Is GMO Free

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
[image: Foto: The Australian state of Tasmania has extended its GMO crop ban for at least 5 more years to protect honey exports. Tasmanian honey commands a high price from export markets that have no tolerance for GMO contamination. WOOT WOOT for Tasmania! Upon further research, we learned that Tasmania - where GMOs are banned - is not experiencing honey bee colony collapse disorder (CCD). Tasmania is a leading exporter of live bees. This leads us to ask... Is it a coincidence that Tasmania has a BAN on GMOs and has healthy honey bees? READ: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nat... more »

A Kind Person Will.............

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago

ISIS and Biological Weapons: Black Flag, But Not the Black Death

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 17 hours ago
This is a guest post by Frank L. Smith III, lecturer at the University of Sydney and author of the new book, American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas About Biological Weapons Shape National Security. The 2003 Iraq War aimed to stop rogue states from using weapons of mass destruction or giving these weapons to terrorists. Now we face Continue reading

The Global Slave Trade is a Thriving Industry in 2014

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
' There are an estimated 30 million slaves throughout the world today India, China, Pakistan and Nigeria currently lead the world in the slave industry Almost 100% of the slave owners are "non-white" ..as are the slaves The majority of the slave owners and traders are Muslim and the majority of the slaves are "non-Muslim" Christians and Hindus Many of the slaves are young girls that were stolen and forced into sex-slavery' More here http://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/the-global-slave-trade-is-a-thriving-industry-in-2014/ but not on the BBC for whom protecting Islam i... more »

An unfortunate name for a fashion company looking to sell in England

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
You'd have thought that the German company Minga of Berlin might have researched what their name means in England before launching here... Minga are here https://www.mingaberlin.com/en/ Mingers are everywhere https://www.google.co.uk/search?&q=Mingers

Is Amazon Poised to Steal Print On Demand?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 18 hours ago
Many saw Print On Demand (POD) as the ultimate ‘just in time’ production solution to book publishing, which would wipe out all the inefficiencies of the ‘just in case’ approach that plagues the book supply chain. So why didn’t it happen, or did it happen for some and not for others? Is there a new dawn, or just a new set of people who have been sold a pup and not looked hard at the facts? Today we read that Barnes and Noble are installing Espresso Book Machines in three of their store, including their New York flagship in Union Square. Books-a-Million also has installed two in it... more »

Who's a Civilian in Gaza?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Read the whole story here http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/todays-fake-palestinian-civilians.html and question what the BBC tell you.

Some links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Coffee stand by the bike path near Shihgang* Links only, too busy. - 哲學星期五@紐約】The Evolution of U.S.-Taiwan Relations: Past, Present, and Future 台美關係的進化論:過去、現在與未來 20140905 Friday, September 5 at 7:45pm in EDT 440 Lafayette Street, Room 3G, New York, New York (Facebook Link) - Premier criticized after offering alleged China spy Chang Hsien-yao a job as head of a state-owned enterprise. Local papers said that Chang was first offered the post in order to remove him from the MAC position so a Ma stalwart could be appointed. Only then did they accuse him of being a ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Believe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
2002, “Believe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-msdaMuQbg8

Poroshenko ceasefire deal is great news

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours 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 - 19 hours 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 - 19 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours ago
updated 04 Sept 2014. As you can see, making up the script & plot in the Keenan Hoax production "the never-ending U-Turns drama series of The Global Collateral Accounts" in real time is never a good idea. Too many twists and turns. Even the most seasoned crisis actors aka liars get into some difficult knots sometimes. In this episode of "Hang Em High" by Drake posted on Sept 6, 2012 he spoke of the Cease & Desist (C&D) issued by Dr. Edy Seno aka Dr. Seno Edy Soekanto of the Soekarno Trust (Drake's version) aka Soekarno Family Heritage aka Soekarno Papers aka Amanah Assets. A major... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 20 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 (initially designed by Portuguese architects) 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 whit... more »

Ukraine - You Didn't Build That

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 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 - 22 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 - 23 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 - 23 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 - 23 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! - 1 day 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 (#CTWW) - Zero Waste Week 2014

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Image credit:* *Cagle via Sunday Funnies*

U.S. Troops Heading To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
The Century of the Self BBC Documentary

World News Briefs (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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Leader Of Islamist Group al-Shabaab Reported Killed In A U.S. Drone Strike In Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 »

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