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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

6 September - Blogs I'm Following

10:30pm MDST

Gates, Other “Philanthropy,” and the Purchase of a Success Narrative

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 9 minutes ago
Billionaire Bill Gates funds the media. This is no surprise to me. What did surprise me is the discovery that he meets with the media he funds (and others) regularly behind close doors. Yep. Gates Briefs a Media He Pays For (And Then Some) In February 2013, journalist Tom Paulson wrote a piece on Gates’ […]

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 minutes ago
“Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory. Their young, blue star clusters and pink star forming regions along sweeping spiral arms are guaranteed to attract attention. But small irregular galaxies form stars too, like NGC 4449, about 12 million light-years distant. Less than 20,000 light-years across, the small island universe is similar in size, and often compared to our Milky Way's satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). *Click image for larger size.* This remarkable Hubble Space Telescope close-up of the well-studied galaxy was reprocessed to highlight ... more »

Chet Raymo, "What Does It All Mean?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 minutes ago
*"What Does It All Mean?"* by Chet Raymo "A good friend tells me via e-mail that she is reading Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." I read the book for a second time two years ago, in the new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. It's one of those novels I had to read twice - once in middle age (I would not have had the patience in youth) and once in settled maturity. In middle age, it was all about Anna, and passion, and doubt. In old age - for me at least - it's about Levin, settled, happily married, enjoying as much intellectual peace as might be possible in this bi... more »

American Republican Party Hatred And Bigotry Finds Fertile Ground In Europe

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 28 minutes ago
Last month Dutch fascist leader Geert Wilders was back in America, talking to rabid right-wing Republicans about one of their favorite topics-- and his: Islamophobia. He spoke at the Four Seasons in New York City. I wonder if he called his party the New Nazi Party, instead of the Netherlands Party For Freedom, the Four Seasons would welcome him as a speaker. Probably. "I come to America with a mission," he began. And the mission was to rile up easily demagogued Fox News viewers about the end of the world. "The Europe you know is changing," he warned. Don't they all! Trigger warnin... more »

FALSE FLAG ALERT - rated high for Sept 8 in Black Sea

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 53 minutes ago
Please distribute this information as widely as possible. Even if it doesn't pan out...it could be because of all the "publicity". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_97LoUQIdg Large NATO/Ukraine naval drill planned for September 8, 2014 in the Black Sea right across from Sevastopol, the main Russian naval base in Crimea. If this isn't a textbook situation for a false flag (sink one of the boats and blame it on Russia) then I don't know what is...and, folks, Canada has a frigate in the fleet. Oh, and sign the *letter of support to President Putin and the People of Russia*...from... more »

Scotland poised to vote YES for Independence ? Sunday Times poll ( September 7 , 2014 ) indicates YES poll receiving surge as we sprint toward the September 18 , 2014 vote.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 hour ago
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29096458 Supporters of Scottish independence claim they have the "big momentum" with less than two weeks to go before the referendum vote. It comes as a Sunday Times poll suggests the Yes camp has taken the lead for the first time. Some 51% of those who have made up their mind and intend to vote back an independent Scotland while 49% plan to vote no, the YouGov poll suggests. The Better Together campaign's Alistair Darling called it a "wake-up call". The poll of 1,084 people, carried out between 2 and 5 September, is the first and only serious stud... more »

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Circles Of Our Lives"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Circles Of Our Lives"* by Wendell Berry "Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the years, the circles of the seasons within the circles of the years, the cycles of the moon, within the circles of the seasons, the circles of our reasons within the cycles of the moon. Again, again we come and go, changed, changing. Hands join, unjoin in love and fear, grief and joy. The circles turn, each giving into each, into all. Only music keeps us here, each by all the others held. In the hold of hands and eyes we turn in pairs, that joining joining each to all again. And the... more »

Video: Is Lafayette Parish Schools Selling a “Visual Strategy” or Common Core?

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 hour ago
Let’s examine a program known as Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). They’ve been around for a while. It is important to note that VTS predates test-driven education “reform,” both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB): VTS is a well-known program developed by Abigail Housen and Philip Yenawine more than twenty years ago, […]

jerry mack

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Mowing the lawn

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Video Title: Israeli snipers shoot children playing on rooftop in Gaza. Source: Ry Dawson. Date Published: September 4, 2014.

Corruption? What corruption? With the McDingbat Defense in flames, next comes the appeal: "Dem coppers dint prove nuttin illegal!"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*No, apparently the McDingbats weren't signing autographs on their way out of the courthouse.* *by Ken* It didn't seem like a terribly promising legal strategy. To the charge that ex-VA Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen took gifts and money from an entrepreneur and that in exchange they used the governor's office to promote their benefactor's business, the first line of defense was what I've called the Dingbat Defense, whereby all is supposed to be explained that Governor Bob married himself one heckuva doozie, which made him feel bad. Really, really bad. And what's a guy s... more »

Musical Interlude: The Alan Parsons Project, “Prime Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
The Alan Parsons Project, “Prime Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CM0KjM3Ens

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Saint-basile, Quebec, Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

"We Do Not Need Magic..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 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 »

"A Companion Who Goes With Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Someone once told me that time is a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, that reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we live it. After all, Number One, we're only mortal." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

The Universe, "Don't Be Afraid"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

"It May Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, And that when we no longer know what way to go, we have begun our real journey." - Wendell Berry

"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid" Author Unknown "Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be smooth; in fact, throughout our travels, we will encounter many challenges. Some of these challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and faith. Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles that will come between the paths that we are destined to take. In order to follow the right path, we must overcome these obstacles. So... more »

"A Look To The Human Spirit"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"What are these humans doing? Dancing. Many humans on Earth exhibit periods of happiness, and one method of displaying happiness is dancing. Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in practically every human society. Above, Matt Harding traveled through many nations on Earth, started dancing, and filmed the result. The video is perhaps a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species. Happiness is frequently contagious - few people are able to watch the above video without smiling." - http://apod.nasa.gov... more »

#Declassify the 28 Redacted Pages of the 9/11 Report!

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Voices of Liberty Former Congressman and 2012 Presidential Candidate Ron Paul believes you deserve to know what’s in the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that have been classified since the report was issued in 2002. Though criticism has come to those who are certain that we do not know the full story of what happened that fateful day, it is important for us to set aside the conjecture and come together on the principle that we must always seek the truth. Members of Congress are pushing to bring the truth to light, and they need your support. Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) and Cong... more »

Phantom Tanks and the Desperation of Kiev

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
"Humanitarian Aid" - Anthony Freda Art Caleb Maupin How many times have we seen this before? The President of the United States is on TV telling us horror stories. Some innocent people in some corner of the world are being crushed, he tells us. They face some monstrously evil oppressor, he says. While the United States doesn’t like war, what choice is there? Sacrifices must be made, cruise missiles must be unleashed, to protect the poor and innocent. The world is the set of an action movie, and the US is the tragic hero, forced to rescue the innocent. This is the script we hear... more »

A Future With Us On the Sidelines…

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Melissa Melton It’s kind of ironic, if you think about it… On the same day that China announced that robots will replace their factory work force in both the chemical and steel sectors, the Drudge Report also highlighted some novel “progress” that was made for humans, too. In Guangzhou, China, the bosses brag that the robots make ideal employees: Efficient, working 24-7, no need to talk, eat, or drink, and best of all, you don’t have to pay them. There are more benefits to having robots working for you. They don’t get hurt. “The injury problems are solved, and efficiency is impr... more »

Latest Study into the Possibility of Megadroughts Ignores Much of the Real Science of Climate Change

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Chris Carrington A new study in the *Journal of Climate Science *warns that decades-long drought may become the norm for the Southwestern United States. “A drier Southwest is also a Southwest at risk of a megadrought,” said study author Toby Ault, a climate scientist at Cornell University. Of course, the study implicates global warming as the cause of these future droughts; it does not take into account the planet hasn’t actually warmed at all since 1998. Publications from around the world have published articles relating to the hiatus in global warming. You can read some of them... more »

Caught red handed lying, wounded tiger (NFK) lashes out at conned followers who awoken

Amin Fasei at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 4 hours ago
-by GrandeLander This is an urgent post on request. Caught red-handed with his lies and fake Amanah papers, Neil Keenan is like an angry wounded tiger; witch-hunting and lashing out wildly at those followers who had awoken. He is using underhand tactics (online and offline) to hit back at those who he suspected had exposed him. Please spread this and other recent articles, to take off the heat on those who are being harassed by agents working for him. *Dark connections - Keenan working for the Cabal, not for the people. * http://our-manmade-disasters.blogspot.com/2014/09/dark-conn... more »

Legendary Spoken Word Poet Has Kickstarter for New Album

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
*KickStarter* Join us spreading this message of gratitude, love and healing to the world. Support the album on kickstarter http://bit.ly/GratitudeAlbum and learn more about Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets solo project #TeamGratitude. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Nevada is Biggest Loser of Tesla Auction

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 4 hours ago
On September 4, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced that electric car-maker Tesla had chosen Nevada for the location of its much sought-after Gigafactory. Contrary to its claim that it wanted $500 million, Tesla in fact wanted speed plus the highest bidder. As I analyzed last month, a $500 million subsidy would have been relatively low as measured by the benchmarks of cost per job and aid intensity (subsidy divided by investment). Instead, Nevada gave Tesla subsides worth $1.25 billion over 20 years. This is not a good deal, as I will detail below. First, of course the cost wa... more »

Top 10 Greatest Problems Humanity Currently Faces

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 4 hours ago
Bernie Suarez There are many issues currently threatening humanity. Here are some of the most critical issues that come to mind. Issues that humanity must figure out if it is to survive the current fight against the controlling class. Perhaps at some point we will figure it all out. Changes never happen overnight; and, as a whole, most Americans hopefully do have a few things in common. Surely one of the solutions is to look for what we all have in common and see how we can all work together to improve things. Coming together on wider platforms is also a key to moving forward. He... more »

Satire: “McCain Rips Obama’s Failure to Bomb Stonehenge”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“McCain Rips Obama’s Failure to Bomb Stonehenge”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Obama on Saturday for failing to bomb Stonehenge while in the United Kingdom for the NATO summit. “This is a time when it’s important to send our enemies the message that the United States is strong,” McCain told Fox News. “I can think of no better way to do that than by blowing Stonehenge off the map.” McCain said that he was “astounded” by Obama’s reluctance to order airstrikes on the ancient monument. “He had a clean shot at Stone... more »

A Timeline On When The World's Resources Run Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*(Click on The Image to Enlarge)* *When Will It All Run Out? -- Zero Hedge* Nothing lasts forever (except central bank dovishness) in the real world. Here is an interpretation of when the world will run out of each metal or energy source... *As Visual Capitalist notes,* *There is a limited supply of these commodities – and if there are no discoveries, no price changes, and no changes in consumption, we are running out relatively soon. In my opinion, there are two caveats that are always worth considering when looking at something like this.1. “Reserves” are an engineering num... more »

NATO agrees cyberattack could trigger military response

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*NATO looks for any excuse to justify their tyrannical existence.* *Question-** What two nations conspired and launched a massive cyber attack on energy producing facilities, possibly endangering the entire planet in the process?* *The answer is- US and Israel. Two nations that conspired to release Stuxnet & Flame* *Flashback to Stuxnet........* 4-Stuxnet Struck Russian Nuclear Power Plant 3-Massive Targeted CyberAttack- mostly striking Iran- Flame 2-Stuxnet, tested in Israel, developed with the aid of the US 1-Israel responsible for Stuxnet attack *Is NATO going to attack the US... more »

This morning's 'Today'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
This morning's *Today* was really quite a pleasant listen, once you got past all the gory news. It wasn't entirely free from bias though. It covered much of the heavy stuff, dealing with Ukraine and Islamic State at some length, plus Ebola in Sierra Leone, the badger cull, a development v environment controversy in Kent, the successful parliamentary revolt over the 'bedroom tax' and, occupying the 8.10 spot, the immigration crisis in Calais. There was also time for lighter subjects, like James Naughtie visiting a whisky distillery on Skye that one of his ancestors used to own, an ... more »

More Thoughts on McMinnville

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
I find that sometimes, if I pose a question here, someone out there has an answer. I have said for a very long time that there are only two conclusions to be drawn about the pictures taken in McMinnville, Oregon. They either show a craft from another world, or they are a hoax. I do not see a third possibility given the clarity of the photographs, the features of the object, and the state of our research and development of aircraft in 1950. Philip Klass believed the photographs to be a hoax and research and analysis on the photographs suggested to Robert Sheaffer that the pictures ... more »

Israel's Moral Depravity

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 6 hours ago
Somebody left a copy of the Toronto Star lying around the other day. Out of curiosity, I opened it up to the opinions page and found this nauseating example of complete moral depravity: "World too hasty in judging Israel’s conduct in Gaza: Israel’s conduct should be judged on the same level as that of other democracies during wartime." Let's be very clear here, for all the racists and sadists, "Operation Protective Edge" was not merely a "war of choice." It was a slaughter of choice. The only step lower for Israel to go is to put a few hundred Palestinian men, women and children in... more »

Some Odd Ends- Destroying Society's Cohesion- Hidden History

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Interesting little image left by jo* jo6pacSeptember 5, 2014 at 3:22 PM "Small print but nothing changes on how to attack people senses" *That little clipping reads very much like a methodology to destroy societies* *1919? Communist? Bolshevik? * Why the link? Because the Russian people were brutalized under the Bolshevik regime? *"More than was the case with the monarchies of western Europe, Russia's Tsar personally symbolized his land and nation. Thus, the murder of the last emperor of a dynasty that had ruled Russia for three centuries not only symbolically presaged the Com... more »

Next Round

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 7 hours ago
September 6, 2014 Well, today we have our first taste of fall weather here in southwest Missouri, with lows last night in the mid fifties and an expected high of seventy-five this afternoon. By the end of next week, (we … Continue reading →

Did The U.S. Help In Making The Islamic State A Threat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Image Credit: REUTERS/Stringer *How The US Made ISIS A Threat -- Zachary Keck, The Diplomat* *The U.S. not only helped create ISIS, but also turned it into a threat to the United States.* Over at The Debate, Ben Reynolds demolishes American pundits who, fearing the U.S. and Iran will cooperate on a shared interest, have tried to blame Iran and its allies for the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). I have no doubt that Bashar al-Assad welcomed ISIS’s rise in the insurgency. An Alawite family does get to rule over Syria for decades by failing to recognize opportun... more »

Ronald Reagan: "When You're Younger, You Have Fiery Ideas"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Yesterday afternoon, the *Washington Post*'s Greg Sargent pointed out that statewide Republican candidates-- even in the South-- are moving ever so slightly back towards the mainstream and away from the kind of crackpot right-wing extremism that has degraded the GOP brand so baldy in recent years. Arkansas teabagger Tom Cotton is suddenly saying he'll vote *for* the minimum wage increase in his state-- which isn't what the Koch brothers have been paying him to say. And four of them are ducking questions about Medcaid expansion (i.e., Obamacare) in Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan and ... more »

In Iraq, A United Sectarian Death Cult Is Stronger Than A Coalition of Confused Enemies

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*A resident of Amerli, Iraq.* There has been a lot of talk on twitter about the irony of the U.S. and Iran teaming up and fighting together in a strange coalition to save the besieged city of Amerli, whose inhabitants, Shiite Turkmen, have heroically resisted the ISIS onslaught for months while towns around them submitted without a fight. The coalition included the Iraqi army, Iranian-backed Shiite Militias, Kurdish Peshmerga, senior Iranian IRGC officials, the United States, and local volunteer fighters inside Amerli itself. This alliance was unexpected, and it was only formed i... more »

European heads of state accept Washington's lies about Russia as being the god's the truth, frequently at considerable cost to the countries they lead. Perhaps this is due to their belief that the U.S. can do no wrong, although more likely they have been bribed or blackmailed by Washington. Paul Craig Roberts perceives that the ever-willing-to-compromise Vladimir Putin "...holds all the cards and can wreck Europe by turning off the flow of natural gas and can reincorporate the entire Ukraine back into Russia in two weeks or less..." for which actions Washington would have no answer, yet he wonders whether Putin would ever do this.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 8 hours ago
------------------------------ *The West Paves The Road To War With Lies — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ September 5, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter The West Paves The Road To War With Lies Paul Craig Roberts Official statements from the Russian government indicate that the president and foreign minister continue to rely on the good will of “our Western partners” to work out a reasonable diplomatic solution to the trouble in Ukraine caused by Washington. Not only is... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Censored News photo mural 2006 -- 2014 CLIMATE TRAIN AND 'OUTSIDE THE GATE' at the UN By Brenda Norrell  brendanorrell@gmail.com Govinda/Earthcycles govinda@earthcycles.net Censored News Sept. 6, 2014 Govinda at Earthcycles is interested in providing a live broadcast from the Climate Train, across America on Amtrak in September 2014. We are also interested in providing, as always, a voice

The Islamic State Is Expanding Into Egypt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *Exclusive: Islamic State Guides Egyptian Militants, Expanding Its Influence -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt's most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation. Confirmation that Islamic Sate, currently the most successful of the region's jihadi groups, is extending its influence to Egypt will sound ... more »

Tillmann Uhrmacher - On the Run

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Saturday night disco!

Sept. 6: Let's forget the Irving press for a bit...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
...there's nothing in it anyway. But something happened yesterday that can only be understood with a lot of history. While suffering the boredom forced on us seniors by exercise instructors who condemn us to forever walking on treadmills, I watched Obama's press conference on Ukraine. At first, I was infuriated by his lies, his spewing of hatred, and his threats. Then, as it went on, the truth dawned on me. It was all huff and puff. What he was really saying is that he isn't going to do anything about Ukraine. To understand all this, why it's happening and what it means, we have to... more »

Is There A U.S. - Iranian Alliance To Combat The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*America Has An Unannounced ISIS Strategy, And It Involves Iran -- Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast* *Obama may say “we don’t have a strategy yet” for beating ISIS. Growing American operations on the ground paint a different picture—one with Iranian hues.* The President hasn’t announced his strategy for dealing with ISIS yet, but there is a clear military approach taking shape in Iraq. On an operational level, the military intervention has shown some early success in using U.S. airpower to support local ground forces and halt ISIS’s advances. But the tension between tactics and strategy,... more »

Doubts on Doubts: Part Two

Burcu Bayram at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
In part one, I shared my views on whether international law is really law. As promised, this post cuts into the conversation on whether international law matters. Violations of international law lead many to question its effectiveness. Non-compliance especially by powerful states reinforces the instrumentalist view which characterizes international law as a strategic instrument of Continue reading


Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
You can't trust leaders who always take the credit, but never the blame. That's what undid Maliki. Maliki's heavy-handed control over the army led to its collapse at Mosul, but when the city of Amerli was recently liberated from ISIL by a coalition of militias and U.S. airstrikes, *he was the first politician on the scene* to promise the heroic people of the town that Iraq would win this war, posing as a great and triumphalist leader when in reality he had nothing to do with the victory. Video Title: Obama Ended the Iraq War!

Iran v Saudi Arabia, 'Dateline' grudge match

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
What has got into *Dateline London *recently? After years of relentless, rather oppressive left-liberal consensus-building, the programme has sprung to life in recent months. Instead of presenting us, week in week out, with like-minded people agreeing with each other - as if the whole world agreed with *Dateline*'s worldview - now we are being allowed to see and hear a wider range of voices, often vigorously disagreeing with each other. It's as if the real world has been invited in at last. The results may occasionally be raw and rowdy but it is fascinating and revealing, and I ... more »

U.S. Military Charter Plane With 100 Americans That Was Forced To Land In Iran Has Reached Dubai

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Plane Carrying Americans Reaches Dubai After Being Diverted To Iran -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A chartered aircraft carrying about 100 Americans from the U.S. airbase at Bagram, Afghanistan, has landed safely in Dubai after being diverted to Iran because of issues with its flight plan, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The Fly Dubai plane took off earlier from Bandar Abbas, Iran, after being rerouted there. A U.S. official said the plane had failed to update its flight plan after leaving Bagram for Dubai several hours late. When Iranian civil aviation officials identified th... more »


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Forgive me father for I have sinned and I’m not even a Catholic. I feel guilty all the same because I’ve been a voyeur. I’m sorry to say I’ve been looking at Jon Donnison’s Twitter feed with a mixture of morbid fascination and ordinary fascination, and I haven’t even got a Twitter account nor do I intend signing up for one no matter how many times they urge me to do so whenever I log on. Looking in on it feels just so wrong. I think they should stop people like me from spying on other people’s Tweets. Something should be done. Anyway, it led to something loosely relating to Craig’s ... more »

Genesis according to Kerry: you shall save the Muslim world from global warming

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*What an interesting combination of insanities* As you may have noticed, I am very busy these days and it will continue to be so for 9 more days because several things have overlapped. So it may be a time for easier blog posts. When I was reading a title by Anthony Watts, Is John Kerry mentally ill? "Scriptures Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming" I was thinking that Anthony had to misinterpret Kerry's words or heavily exaggerate, or something like that. But then I pressed "play" on this 90-second video: In the State Department, they follow the slogan "religi... more »

Steve Israel Starts Dumping His Miserable Recruits

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Steve Israel and the DCCC freaked out when they realized that a progressive grassroots candidate, George Gollin, was serious about running against freshman GOP corporate shill Rodney Davis. With Dick Durbin at their side, they did everything they could to undermine Gollin and, in the end, Israel's mystery meat candidate, Ann Callis, won the primary, with 54.65%, having significantly outspent Gollin. From the moment she won the primary, the Democrats could have written off the swing district. She stands for nothing except her own career and offers no one-- except for blind partisan... more »

Why Did President Obama Skipped The Start Of This Week's NATO Meeting?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to speak at a news conference on the second and final day of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, in Wales September 5, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman *Obama Absent For Start Of NATO Meeting -- The Hill* President Obama was nowhere to be found during the beginning of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission in Wales on Thursday. Obama was "noticeably absent" from the start of the meeting, according to a White House pool report, although U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute was in attendance. Obama was late to the Ukraine... more »

Supplemental: The theme of confusion in elite life!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014Fratricide comes to Dick Nixon:* In the last few years of her life, Fawn Brodie, who was dying of cancer, wrote a peculiar book. The book was published in 1981, after Brodie had died. It bore the title Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character. Brodie’s semi-famous book was extremely strange. Equally strange is the fact that many elite journalists couldn’t tell—and that Professor Brodie’s book still plays a role in our lives. Next week, we’ll look at the way Rick Perlstein adapted parts of Brodie’s book in his 2008 best-seller, Nixonland. For today, ... more »

Ken O'Keefe talks about where Zionism is headed!

Papani at DeadBanksterSociety - 12 hours ago
Ken tells it like it is. He was on the Mavi Mara aid ship which was ransacked by the criminal Zionist state called Israel and resulted in the murder of many people who came to help Palestine. Can you salute this guy? He personally disarmed one Zionist commando clown and another... please see.

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
I was mentioned in “iraq’s new parliament: 200 laws in limbo, 6,000 unfinished projects and one messy constitution” by Mustafa Habib in Niqash. I was also interviewed for the latest episode of EPIC's podcast "What You Need to Know About What Happened in Sinjar."

Our Politicians are overwhelming scumbags

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Is this democracy? How can we change this? The world depends on some kind of articulacy, back by Justice.

The EU And The U.S. Are Preparing More Sanctions Against Russia Despite The Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ukraine Crisis: Ceasefire Holds But Russia Says It 'Will React' To Further EU Penalties -- The Independent* Further travel and economic sanctions on Russia were approved by the EU yesterday, however its Foreign Ministry warned this morning that it would "react" if they are imposed A ceasefire between Ukraine and separatist rebels began last night and appears to still be in place, after a five-month bloody conflict left more than 2,000 dead. The deal began at 6pm local time after being signed in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, by Kiev, Moscow and the Russia-backed separatists, as ... more »

Architecture is everything

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Well I know I am a living thing and is there anybody in humanity' that feels the same way? The way they build buildings makes me think aboot how different the life of the architect and mine cross paths on the search for a great life.

Why Is Independence So Frightening? Following the Leader...

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
Brandon Smith clearly outlines many aspects of the word "independence" that scares the shit out of people, and defines the word "leader" in it's true meaning in this article, *"Why is Independence so frightening to some people?".* Beyond the definition of "Follower" and "Leader" and their defined roles in our society that this article outlines, there is also the dramatic influence of the programmed templates that we have seen play out over and over in our perceived "history". As words are redefined to mean something different, ie: Leadership, so the templates roll on, continuing t... more »

Will The Ukraine Ceasefire Hold?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*East Ukraine Calm After Ceasefire, But Residents Doubt It Will Last -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be holding on Friday evening, despite some initial shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. However, many residents and combatants were skeptical that the ceasefire could last long or turn into a basis for a durable peace settlement after six months of conflict. The two sides remain far apart on the future of the region. The ceasefire was approved by envoys from Ukraine, the separatist lea... more »

Remind me how Israel is meant to make peace with Hamas...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
90 Seconds of Truth about Hamas.: http://youtu.be/yOEHvi7qGsk

War what is it good for?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
War is the ultimate rule when the supreme courts are not satisfactory War will make the factory Humans are animals and as hard as we try to deny it or obfuscate the truth our society is structured like a great ape colony thank god for our blessing we are not ants if is was an ant colony we would not be digging that The real Euros have long recognized the facts human nature is a controllable act Maybe the Vikings could not read or write but they sailed and fought in a special way and today they lead us not into combat but into living in peace in a Nordic way a proven model of what is ... more »

OECD's Efficiency Zealots Say Cutting Teacher Pay and Raising Class Size Would Be Good Policy, But Don't Do It

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
For my academic friends who are engaged in a new revisionism to write out effects of a hundred years of social efficiency domination in education policy, you may want to have a look at this. The OECD, the outfit that brings us PISA every so often, has taken to sub-contracting its nastier statistical tasks to other "research" firms. The latest example is the Efficiency Index, contracted to a British firm, GEM, to use PISA data to wildly extrapolate, suggest, surmise, guess, and conclude on issues related to getting the biggest test score for the buck. The lead researcher, Adam Stil... more »

People should keep their heads

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
ISIS is an illusion, its a massive fraud with only one purpose. To keep you afraid. People are people and there are good and bad. There are very few bloodthirsty Islamic warriors in this world. Human nature is common sense, so when you see multiple beheading on the news, ask yourself does that make sense? So ISIS is taunting the world. Really Napoleon Islamic brain. This people are insane, really? If you travel the world you will find one conclusion, basically people are all the same. The weird whipped up frenzy is played for us to make our fool play the game. Sure people go to... more »

Bill Whittle: President Coward...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*also known around here as "President Ribbon Cutter." * People - he's nobody. He's a vile little sock puppet sent out by his handlers to say or do whatever they want. He delayed the mission to rescue James Foley and other ISIS hostages because he didn't want to be "Carterized." He sent the men in the rescue helicopters back to their bunks as he watched our people die in real time at Benghazi. And he delayed the Osama bin Laden raid for MONTHS out of fear of what a failed attempt would do to his re-election chances. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle shows how President Coward alw... more »

Saturday Nerd Blogging: The Skynet Factor and the Killer Robot Campaign

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
A day late, but not a penny short: at the Monkey Cage this week I look at the interplay between science fiction references and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots: The media might be forgiven for using such terms and images as click-bait. But some people have Continue reading

Ukraine Ceasefire Still Holding

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Ukraine Sees Cease-Fire Holding As Russian Troops Poised -- Bloomberg* Ukraine’s military said pro-Russian separatists seem to be honoring the truce accord reached yesterday to stem months of bloodshed, while urging Russia to pull its troops back from the border to avoid provocations. No casualties have been reported in the past 24 hours, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in televised remarks in the capital Kiev, the first time that’s happened since the insurgents unleashed a counteroffensive last month. Some rebel shelling occurred after the 6 p... more »

Saturday Interview: Sam Hale

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 14 hours ago
At 21, Sam Hale is one of the youngest Labour prospective parliamentary candidates in the country. His opponent is 'Kaiser' Bill Cash, noted europhobe and long-serving Conservative MP for Stone. Sam lives in Cheadle and recently graduated from Lancaster University. You can find Sam's campaign website here, and follow him on twitter here. - Do you regularly read blogs, and if so what are your normal haunts? I regularly check Guido Fawkes’ blog, as he is very quick on political events and rumours, usually before the main news channels post anything. I receive the *Telegraph*’s Morni... more »

Ebola Updates ( September 6 , 2014 ) Round of news and views on the 2014 Ebola Outbreak....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
https://news.vice.com/article/video-shows-liberian-ebola-patient-escaping-a-treatment-center As the number of deaths piles up in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, surpassing more than 1,900 people this week, keeping patients quarantined has continued to be a problem. This issue was most recently highlighted in a video that shows an Ebola patient escaping from a quarantine center in Liberia on Monday. In an eerie scene, the patient is seen wandering into a market in Monrovia, reportedly looking for food. Videos shot by witnesses show market-goers keeping a noticeable distance a... more »

Life during wartime: Shelling civilians edition

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
War is a fundamental deception. War is a lion taking down an antelope, and you know that antelope had a family. When a bad guy pulls a knife on a cop and gets shot that is justice. It does not matter that the cop had a vest or other options. That is what you get or otherwise the Jungle wins. War is not beanbag. War is the worst of human conditions. I have been thinkingaboot war and have come up with a broken windows theory. Lets stop the criminals behind most wars.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Gladio, NATO's Dagger at the Heart of Europe: The Pentagon-Nazi-Mafia Terror Axis by Richard Cottrell (Author) In this "non-fiction corollary to Larsson's Millenium Trilogy," wet works and false flags keep Europe a colony of the US. Leaders are murdered, movements are subverted. Under the surface, the empire rules by death squads, as it always has south of the border. The attack on Libya laid bare the iron fist within the velvet glove of slogans such as "humanitarian intervention." Like the destruction of Yugoslavia and the rape of Afghanistan, the reduction of Libya to a virtua... more »

Grooming? No, the word is Rape.

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 14 hours ago
Over the last week, the Hull-based faction of the NF, the BNP, the EDL and Britain First have all been active in Rotherham, protesting against the over 1400 known rapes of indigenous English girls at the hands of Paki-stani moslems in just one moderately sized English town. The number of victims across the country must be truly staggering, but Rotherham has become the focus of protests due to the number of admitted victims, whereas in the rest of the country, the cover-ups are still in full force. Whilst it is good to see so many groups taking a stand against the vile and inexcusa... more »

'We get complaints from both sides, which shows we're getting it about right'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
As David was saying in the comments yesterday, the fact that the BBC gets complaints of bias from both sides on a contentious issue (like Israel-Gaza, Scottish independence, climate change, etc) doesn't necessarily mean that the BBC isn't biased on those issues. Those from one side could be genuine complaints while the ones from the other side could be essentially disingenuous. One side could outline specific, detailed examples of bias, the other could just make unsupported assertions. Just because both sides say they are biased it doesn't necessarily follow that both sides are ... more »

How Many McJobs Go With That?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.frontpagemag.com/ When Burger King gobbled up Tim Hortons two weeks ago, Joe Oliver crowed about Canada's low corporate tax rates. But, Linda McQuaig writes, Oliver was telling whoppers, not selling them: One might be left with the impression that the corporate creator of the Whopper plans to invest a whopping $11 billion in Canada. Now there’s a whopper for you — but it’s not inside a bun. The truth is that the Burger King-Tim Hortons deal is just a paper transaction that, apart from enriching some stockholders... more »

Is The Chinese Military A Paper Tiger?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Chinese Military Is A Paper Dragon -- Kyle Mizokami, Real Clear Defense/War Is Boring* Some think China is a near-peer competitor. Wrong. China’s rise over the past 30 years has been nothing short of spectacular. After decades of double-digit growth, today China is the world’s second largest economy—and possesses an increasingly sophisticated military that’s among the planet’s most powerful. Despite China bordering a number of unstable countries, its borders are secure. That wasn’t always the case. In 2,000 years, China has suffered invasions, revolutions and humiliations fr... more »

Why Give Extremists Like Brett Gurthrie A Free Pass To Reelection?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Ron Leach is a Iraq/Afghan War veteran and the Democratic Party candidate for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district, a stretch of central Kentucky from the suburbs southwest of Lexington through Elizabethtown, south to Bowling Green and Glasgow and west to Owensboro. The PVI is R+16 and Obama only took 35% against Romney. In 2012, the Republican incumbent, Brett Guthrie, won all 21 counties that make up the district, beating his Democratic opponent, David Williams, 64-32%. There wasn't a single county in which Williams did well. The district is not on the DCCC's map and the state... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons series history, and btw Fuck the Falcons* *Erin Brockovich sends her chief environmental investigator to St. John Parish* *Angry shrimpers to stop work for better pay * *Gulf Coast residents, workers hail judge’s ruling against BP * *Head ain't afraid a no Phishheads* *New Orleans council clears Uber, others to offer luxury online taxi service*


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Russia's Foreign ministry says the announcement the bloc will hold military drills with Ukraine will only increase tensions. The decision was made public at the NATO summit in Wales, where the alliance also agreed to create a rapid reaction force for Eastern Europe, made up of thousands of troops. RT's Harry Fear reports.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*College is a ludicrous waste of money* Robert Reich This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class. It shouldn’t be. For one thing, a four-year liberal arts degree is hugely expensive. Too many young people graduate laden with debts that take years if not decades to pay off. And too many of them can’t find good jobs when they graduate, in any event. So they have to settle for jobs that don’t require four years of college. They end up overq... more »

Is The U.S. Army Stuck In The 19th Century?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Why The U.S. Army Is Stuck In The 19th Century -- Bill Sweetman, Daily Beast* It’s unlikely that the U.S. Air Force will be abolished in anyone’s lifetime, whatever University of Kentucky professor Robert Farley, author of Grounded—The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force, may think. A few commentators have already raised the obvious issues: that the USAF already provides essential enablers to the Army and Navy, rather than being obsessed with bombers and independent airpower; that neither the Army nor the Navy would be well suited to take over things like space launch ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Big Al to the rescue* *Whatever Happened to Global Warming?* *Now come climate scientists' implausible explanations for why the 'hiatus' has passed the 15-year mark?* On Sept. 23 the United Nations will host a party for world leaders in New York to pledge urgent action against climate change. Yet leaders from China, India and Germany have already announced that they won't attend the summit and others are likely to follow, leaving President Obama looking a bit lonely. Could it be that they no longer regard it as an urgent threat that some time later in this century the air ... more »

Will Future Fighter Jets Be Flown By ROBOTS? (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Boeing concept for F/A-XX. Boeing Image *Will Future Fighter Jets Be Flown By ROBOTS? Pentagon Plans To Have Artificially Intelligent Pilots In Its Next-Generation Aircraft -- Daily Mail* The Pentagon in Virginia is planning to introduce artificial intelligence to a future generation of fighter jets The plan is to use AI as co-pilots to humans and to help with sensory data and possibly with landings on aircraft carriers Such technology may be used in the US Navy's upcoming F/A-XX jet And it may also feature in the US Air Force's F-X fighter jet Both are being designed to enter operat... more »

Is Telepathy Going To Become The Next Big Dvelopment In Military Communications?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Actual Telepathy Is One Step Closer to the Battlefield -- Defense One* Forget battlefield smartphones; the future of soldier-to-soldier communication may be electronic telepathy. A group of researchers in Europe have developed what they are calling the first “human brain-to-brain interface,” allowing people to communicate telepathically through the Internet without a surgical implant, bringing us closer to the day when soldiers behind enemy lines exchange information via sensors reading their thoughts. The primarily Spanish researchers, who published... more »

Ukraine / Russia Situation Updates ( September 1 , 2014 ) - State of Play from the Battlefield , Negotiations to resolve unrest and the fighting , natural gas talks.........

Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 7m http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/09/novoru ssia-independent-associated-or.html?m=1 … Food for thought as to possible outcomes. With the Novorussians success of late on the battlefield and Russian support , a new day ? *Kyiv Post* @KyivPost · 21m #Minsk talks at impasse as separatists demand concessions while Russian army strikes http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukrain e/minsk-talks-close-to-dead-end-as-separatists-demand-concessions-while-russian-army-strikes-362953.html … #Ukraine #Russia - *Kyiv Post* @KyivPost · 2h Al... more »

Libya Updates ( September 6 , 2014 -- State of play regarding political in-fighting as well as battle for control of Tripoli and Libya regional strife....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Libya Herald ..... Libya Dawn rejects ceasefire attempts *By Libya Herald staff.* *Tripoli, 5 September 2014*: A delegation from the House of Representatives has failed in repeated bids to broker a ceasefire between militias fighting in and around Tripoli. It is being claimed that there have been no less than 26 separate attempts to talk to Libyan Dawn representatives, all of which have been rebuffed. The group was made up of 13 representatives from the HoR Ceasefire Committee set up on 17 August. House member Sallah Al-Sahbi told the Arabic language newspaper *Buwabat Al-Wasat*, the... more »

Phantom Tanks and the Desperation of Kiev

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*Editor's note: **This excellent synopsis of US propaganda regarding the Ukraine crisis can easily be verified by reading OSCE's own daily reports which in fact mention Nazis tearing down monuments, Kiev troops destroying Ukraine's own infrastructure, and no mention ever of a "Russian invasion."* *September 6, 2014* (Caleb Maupin - NEO) - How many times have we seen this before? The President of the United States is on TV telling us horror stories. Some innocent people in some corner of the world are being crushed, he tells us. They face some monstrously evil oppressor, he says. Wh... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates - September 6 , 2014 -- Long War: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Will Mean Years of Steady Escalation Plans Diplomacy to Amass Allies While Slowly Building Up Conflict ....... US Assembles ‘Coalition’ Against ISIS Cameron: No Military Requests as Part of Coalition Talks ...... Tweets of the day !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Anti War..... Long War: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Will Mean Years of Steady EscalationPlans Diplomacy to Amass Allies While Slowly Building Up Conflict by Jason Ditz, September 05, 2014 Print This | Share This Last week, President Obama admitted to not having a strategy for victory over ISIS, and that remains the case. Yet at today’s NATO summit, he laid out what amounts to a strategy for ever increasing escalation of the conflict. Today, Obama announced the acquisition of a number of NATO members as allies for that conflict, and aides indicated that there will be many more diplomatic ef... more »

Ukraine situation ( September 6 , 2014 ) - Ukraine Ceasefire Signed, Calm Returns to East NATO bringing about the ceasefire ..... Continues to Express 'Skepticism' About Peace , EU sanctions Russia despite its role in bringing about this ceasefire....... NATO approves spearhead force for Eastern Europe ...... MH 17 not forgotten by Malaysia Government - they demand independent and open investigation ........ With the ceasefire in place , natural gas War about to become center focus..... Sanction regime will see Russia response if Europe implements threatened sanctions against Russia ..... Tweets of the morning !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Anti War...... Ukraine Ceasefire Signed, Calm Returns to EastNATO Continues to Express 'Skepticism' About Peace by Jason Ditz, September 05, 2014 Print This | Share This Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and a representative from the eastern rebels both signed a ceasefire deal earlier today, with fighting scheduled to stop at 11 AM eastern time. It didn’t really take that long, as news of the ceasefire saw combat steadily tapering down in the hours leading to the official end of hostilities. Some Ukrainian troops claimed not to have received orders even by 11 AM, but fighting seem... more »

NATO spearhead force shows turn from defense to offense

A discussion on the latest developments in Ukraine and at NATO’s summit in Wales with British investigative journalist Tony Gosling and political analyst Chris Bambery. [image: 'NATO spearhead force shows turn from defense to offense'] Tags: NATO

Russia to sue Ukraine over damages in Rostov Region estimated at $1 bln

State Duma lawmakers are going to to file a lawsuit with an international court seeking over $1 billion in damages caused by Ukraine’s shelling of the Rostov Region in Russia, Izvestia newspaper reports on Friday. Tags: UKRAINE RUSSIA

Additional EU sanctions against Russia might hurt Slovenian economy

Additional European Union’s sanctions against Russia might have an extremely detrimental effect on the national economy of Slovenia, Ales Cantarutti, the chairman of the Slovenian Trade and Industry Chamber, said on Thursday. Tags: EUROPEAN UNION RUSSIA SLOVENIA SANCTIONS ECONOMY

Putin's restraint

President Putin's matter-of-fact statement over last weekend that, "If I wanted to I could take Kiev in two weeks", following his mid-week reminder of Russia's sometimes forgotten nuclear capacity, was most certainly startling to European Union leaders gathered in Bruxelles to shuffle around EU functions in such way that the bureaucrats-who have made non-elected careers in Bruxelles running as much as possible the lives of Europeans-can keep their jobs. Tags: RUSSIA UKRAINE UNITED STATES

Serbian Foreign Minister: The European Union Will Try to Make Serbia to Sanction Russia

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that he expects the EU to increase pressure on Serbia to introduce sanctions against Russia as the Ukrainian conflict grows more violent, adding that he believes that Serbia will build the same relationship of understanding and partnership with the new High EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini as with her predecessor Catherine Ashton. Tags: EUROPEAN UNION RUSSIA SERBIA SANCTIONS

EU admits Putin’s comment on ‘storming Kiev’ taken out of context

The EU has admitted that Vladimir Putin’s words about “taking Kiev in two weeks” had been “made public out of context,” said a spokeswoman for the European Commission President in a written response to The Wall Street Journal. Tags: UKRAINE RUSSIA EUROPEAN UNION

Ukraine Crisis - Man Hunting Safaris are on the rise in Ukraine

A member of a pro-Ukrainian thug gang describes how anyone can sign up to go murder people in Donbas. [image: Ukraine Crisis | Man Hunting Safaris are on the rise in Ukraine | English Subtitles] Tags: UKRAINE

Ukraine Crisis - The Battle for Mariupol has begun

The Donbas Militia is preparing to enter Mariupol - a port city of strategic significance. In this video allegedly a convoy of Ukrainian APCs is destroyed by Militia Grad fire on eastern outskirts of the city. [image: Ukraine Crisis | Mariupol - Battle for the city has begun] Tags: UKRAINE

Witness: Laredo Police Knew It Was a Pellet Gun When They Killed Jose Garza

An eyewitness to the police killing of Jose Walter Garza in Laredo, Texas, on Saturday has come forward to contradict the official account of events. Tags: UNITED STATES POLICE STATE

Student tackled by officers over cell phone tells her side of the story

The day after HISD police officers wrestled a 10th grade girl to the hallway floor of Sam Houston High School, the girl and her family protested in front of the campus demanding an investigation and an apology. Tags: UNITED STATES POLICE STATE

No injuries after Marine Harrier makes emergency landing, catches fire

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier caught fire Thursday after making an emergency landing in Japan. The pilot, who is assigned to the Okinawa, Japan-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, saw a warning indicator light during a training flight and then landed the aircraft at the nearby Kadena Air Base. An aircraft rescue and a firefighting crew then put out a “small” fire caused by hot brakes, according to a Marine Corps news release. There were no injuries. Read more

U.S. eyes deal with South Korea on F-16 upgrades by year-end: sources

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: ROCAF F-16 Flying Falcon]The U.S. government hopes to hammer out an agreement with South Korea by the end of the year for the U.S. unit of Britain's BAE Systems Plc to carry out $1 billion-plus of upgrades to more than 130 F-16 fighter jets, sources familiar with the discussions said this week. The U.S. Air Force has been leading talks with Seoul about the second phase of a contract won by BAE in 2012, when it beat out F-16 maker Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) to upgrade 134 of South Korea's fighter jets for $1.3 billion. BAE, the first non-original equipment maker to win suc... more »

China says 2 pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: J-15 Flying Shark]Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country's first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said, in a rare admission of problems with the hugely popular naval program. The admission came in a report by the official Xinhua News Agency saying President Xi Jinping had signed an order awarding honorary titles to all pilots in the first squadron to conduct take-off and landing tests aboard the Liaoning, China's only aircraft carrier. "Two test pilots of the squadron sacrificed their lives during the tests," the report said. No deta... more »

Musical Interlude: Traveling Wilburys, “End Of The Line”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Traveling Wilburys, “End Of The Line” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_dQk9iaSY

Health Benefits Of Honey Cinnamon Tea

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

U.S. Predator Drone Spotted Over The Islamic State's Stronghold Of Raqqah In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Activists in ar-Raqqah believe they have seen MQ-1B Predator hovering for more than 2 hours over the city. pic.twitter.com/dMuupD39IJ — Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) September 5, 2014 *My Comment:* The U.S. is obviously gathering intel for future military operations. *Hat Tip*: Zero Hedge.

US to convert older Mavericks into laser-guided missiles as strikes on IS continue

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AGM-65 Maverick]The US Navy (USN) is to convert its stockpile of TV-guided AGM-65A/B Maverick air-to-surface missiles to the laser-guided AGM-65E2 configuration under a USD49.5 million contract awarded to Raytheon on 3 September. The conversion of 500 missiles will run through to the end of January 2017. Although not mentioned in the Department of Defense's (DoD's) notification, the contract most likely arises from the current USN air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, where the Maverick missile is being used extensively. Able to engage targets with more ... more »

We Are More Than......A Guest Post by Seldom Heard

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*Source:* *https://plus.google.com/108767350436427277961/posts*

Royal Navy will get second aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales after Nato leaders agree to boost military spending

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Royal Navy’s second new aircraft carrier is to be brought into service instead of being sold off. The unexpected announcement about the 65,000-ton HMS Prince Of Wales was made at the Nato summit in Wales. The Queen launched the first of the two new vessels, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in July, amid concerns over whether Britain could afford the £6.2billion cost for both carriers. Read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"Cradled in cosmic dust and glowing hydrogen, stellar nurseries in Orion the Hunter lie at the edge of a giant molecular cloud some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning nearly 25 degrees, this breath-taking vista stretches across the well-known constellation from head to toe (top to bottom). The Great Orion Nebula, the closest large star forming region, is right of center. To its left are the Horsehead Nebula, M78, and Orion's belt stars. Red giant Betelgeuse is at the hunter's shoulder, bright blue Rigel at his foot, and the glowing Lambda Orionis (Meissa) nebula at the far left, near ... more »

"Our Planet..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Australia joining NATO must be carefully considered

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: US Secretary of State John Kerry]Australia, it appears, is on the cusp of becoming a member of NATO. Continuation of extant interoperability arrangements are understandable and sensible to a point. But if fuller membership of NATO is imminent, then there is a need for some serious and broad-ranging discussions on the profound implications. There are, surprisingly enough, a number of potential benefits from maintaining and perhaps expanding some of the close ties. But are they outweighed by the potential liabilities they may generate? Read more

Warship deal runs aground

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Yangyang class minesweeper]India's first major defence hard-ware import from East Asia is in jeopardy after the defence ministry flagged irregularities in a Rs.2,300 crore deal to buy eight mine counter-measure vessels from South Korea. On May 29 this year, the ministry encashed a Rs.3 crore bank guarantee furnished by the Kangnam Corporation, which had been shortlisted to supply the minesweepers to the Indian Navy. The liquidation of the guarantee came after an inquiry by the ministry found that the South Korean shipyard may have hired middlemen to facilitate the contract... more »

Russia bases high-tech nuclear sub closest to Norway

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Zapadnaya Litsa fjord Weapon tests are completed and the submarine will soon sail towards her new homeport, less than 60 kilometres from the NATO border in the north. What was supposed to be a revolution for the Soviet navy is finally ready for duty. The high-tech sub, filled up with advanced cruise-missiles and torpedoes, is said to be the most silent-sailing underwater warfare system ever created by humans. K-560 “Severodvinsk” is the first of the new 4th generation nuclear powered multi-purpose submarines in the Russian navy. Read more

“Intertwined Fates: We Are All Connected”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
* “Intertwined Fates: We Are All Connected”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Being aware of the connection between all things can help you in terms of the broader effect you may be creating. There are times when we may feel disconnected from the world. Our actions can seem like they are of no major consequence, and we may feel like we exist in our own vacuum. Yet, the truth is that our simplest thought or action - the decisions we make each day, and how we see and relate to the world - can be incredibly significant and have a profound impact on the lives of those around us, as wel... more »

Newport News Shipbuilding prepares to christen submarine John Warner

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Koerber, preparing for his first submarine duty, has studied the namesake of his new ship, a man who has "a very rich history." But this isn't someone from the Navy's distant past. In fact, Koerber can't wait to see him. The submarine John Warner will be christened Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding, and while Virginia-class submarines have rolled into the water with assembly-line regularity over the years, this ceremony will be special. It is rare for the Navy to name a warship for a living person. And since the 1970s, it has only happened twice ... more »

Why Is The U.S. Government Ignoring The Documents And Intel Retrieved In The Bin Laden Raid?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
President Obama and his national security team in the White House Situation Room. Pete Souza/White House *Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘On The Run’ -- Stephen F. Hayes, Weekly Standard* Why haven’t we seen the documents retrieved in the bin Laden raid? In the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, an elite team of 25 American military and intelligence professionals landed inside the walls of a compound just outside the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. CIA analysts had painstakingly tracked a courier to the compound and spent months monitoring the activity inside the walls. They’d concluded, with vary... more »

It's another 'man'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29089893 this: ' A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 82-year-old grandmother Palmira Silva, who was killed in a suspected beheading in north London. Nicholas Salvador, of Gilda Avenue, Enfield, is accused of killing Ms Silva, who was found in a garden behind a house in Nightingale Road, Edmonton, on Thursday.Mr Salvador is also charged with assaulting a police officer.' Just a 'man'? No further information available? Really BBC?

Tracking The Growth Of Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*As Islamist Militants Advance, Residents Flee a Nigerian City -- New York Times* DAKAR, Senegal — Amid fears that Islamist militants were closing in on the major city in Nigeria’s northeast, hundreds of residents were said to be fleeing Maiduguri on Thursday in the face of doubts that the army could repel an attack on the metropolis of more than one million people. The militant group Boko Haram has captured towns to the north, south and east of Maiduguri in recent months in a series of bloody assaults, and appears also to have taken control of the last major town on the road sou... more »

The Future of Toronto's Subway System - TTC Map

CM at LILITH NEWS - 22 hours ago
Below is a rendering of what the new Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension will look like on the TTC system map when the new subway extension opens in the Autumn of 2016. That is assuming that Rob Ford doesn't start an epidemic of "lying and cheating crack zombies" between now and then. It would totally suck if the "crack zombie apocalypse" happened before the subway extension was completed. Just think of how many more people would be trapped underground thanks to the subway extension when the zombie epidemic spreads to the TTC. In other news, the *2014 Toronto Mayoral Election* wi... more »

On Patrol With Israel's Female Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*On Patrol With Israel's Female Fighters: The Hardened Battalion Made Up Mostly Of Women Based On The Restless Egyptian Border -- Daily Mail* * Mixed-sex unit was formed in 2000 following mounting public pressure to allow women to serve in combat positions * Pictures offer revealing insight into battalion as soldiers prepare for a graduation march near the Egyptian border * While the unit, named after a desert cat, is a mixed gender unit, in 2009, about 70 per cent of the unit was female These revealing images off a unique insight into the hardened Israeli battalion, made up mostl... more »

President George W. Bush's Chilling Warning On Iraq In 2007

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*My Comment:* I am not a fan of President Bush .... but what he said and outlined in 2007 .... is happening today.

United Nations: Iran Misses Deadline On Nuclear Cooperation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of its headquarters during a board of governors meeting in Vienna November 28, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader *Iran Misses Deadline On Nuclear Cooperation -- Deutsche Welle* Iran has failed to keep up with a timeline to answer questions on its nuclear program. The UN's nuclear watchdog released this information in its quarterly report. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that the international community's effort to probe allegations of Iran's secretive nuclear program has failed t... more »

Welcome to PANYNJ Imperial Wizard Kris Krispy's rampaging young Port Authority Krispy Kop Korps

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Honoring the shield*: *It appears that the new crop of Port Authority Police Dept. probationary officers has imbibed the spirit(s) of the PANYNJ's spiritual grand imperial wizard.* *"If they are going to treat themselves and others at a bar like this, what will they do when they’re on the job?"* *-- a "source" quoted in DNAinfo's* "New Port Authority Police Go on Drunken Rampage After Graduation" *by Ken* The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has never been exactly a model of "good governance," but now Garden State Grand Imperial Wizard Kris "NJ Fats" Krispy has gotten his... more »

Does anyone know... UPDATED!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
...what kind of bug this is? This is the second time I've photographed one. Strangest bug I've ever seen. Yay! Someone at Reddit identified it as a debris carrying lacewing larva ( images). _______________________ [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!

OSF Treating Haitians as Insects

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 1 day ago
*John A. Carroll*‏@haitianhearts OSF Treating Haitians as "Insects" http://blogs.pjstar.com/haiti/2014/09/ 05/osf-treating-haitians-as-insects/ … via @pjstar -

Iran's Supreme Leader Has Approved Joint Military Efforts With The US To Contain The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. © RIA Novosti. Sergey Guneev *Iran's Supreme Leader Said To Approve Military Cooperation With US -- Christian Science Monitor* *The BBC reports that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved joint military efforts with the US to contain Sunni militants in Iraq. The unconfirmed report comes amid signs of de facto US-Iranian cooperation. * Istanbul — Iran’s top commander has been authorized to coordinate military operations with US, Iraqi, and Kurdish forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq, according to a report today by ... more »

ISIS and the Persecution of Christians in Iraq by Adnan Ibrahim

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The Muslim world is burning this flag:* And will raise this one: *Video Title: ISIS and the Persecution of Christians in Iraq by Adnan Ibrahim. Source: dffarah. Date Published: September 5, 2014. Description:* Taken from the Sermon entitled 'Dots on Letters' in which Dr. Adnan Ibrahim says, "Iraq is a Mosaic unparalleled in the world, in it live the worshipers of God in the far right and the worshipers of the devil in the North without a problem, ‘To you be your Way, and to me mine’, the worshiper of the Devil with the worshiper of God Most Gracious, this is the great Iraq." This ... more »

NATO Leaders Vow To Increase Defense Spending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *NATO Leaders to Vow to Lift Military Spending -- Wall Street Journal* *Commitment Would Be Nonbinding* NEWPORT, Wales—Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will pledge at a summit here to lift their military spending to 2% of each country's gross domestic product over the next 10 years, according to three officials familiar with the negotiations over the summit communiqué. Only four of NATO's 28 member states currently meet or exceed that level: the U.S., U.K., Greece and Estonia. The decision to cite the 2% figure was the subject of inte... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The CIA and Associated Press intelligence reporter Ken Dilanian regularly collaborated on stories promoting the spy agency’s image, according to a report by The Intercept. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show how during his time with the Los Angeles Times, Ken Dilanian worked with the agency to more positively portray CIA actions, at times explicitly promising positive news coverage, according to the report. RT’s Lindsay France digs into the newly revealed documents to explore the depth of the relationship.

“Drought Apocalypse Begins In California As Wells Run Dry”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Drought Apocalypse Begins In * *California **As Wells Run Dry”* by Mike Adams “Water wells in central California have begun to run dry, reports the LA Times. "Extreme drought conditions have become so harsh for the Central Valley community of East Porterville [that] many of its residents dependent on their own wells have run out of water." Tulare County has confirmed their wells have run out of water, and so far hundreds of homes have no running water. According to the LA Times, rumors are also spreading that Child Protective Services officials will begin taking children away fro... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Citizen Watch 3: Political and Economic Reforms After SONA 2014

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Yesterday, I participated in Round 3 of Citizen Watch's Roundtable Discussion, on political and economic reforms after the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino last August. The forum was held at UP NCPAG, Diliman campus. Jointly organized by Stratbase Research Institute (SRI), and the Office of the VP for Public Affairs, UP Diliman. The Participants were: 1. Prospero "Popoy" De Vera, the UP Vice-President for Public Affairs. 2. Ramon Casiple, Executive Director of the Institute For Political And Electoral Reform (IPER) 3. Atty. Randy Bello, Vice President For ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Stalin'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*My Comment:* It is hard to believe that this man ruled the Soviet Union for decades.

Joan Rivers (1933-2014)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Joan preps to guest-host WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show, on which she was a frequent guest, this past January. (Photo by Amy Pearl/WNYC)* *by Ken* Among the plethora of remembrances of Joan Rivers now pouring forth, I commend to your attention to the one on the WNYC website, " Joan Rivers, Unflinching And Iconic Comedian, Dies At 81," by Mike Katzif, the "digital producer" of the station's *Soundcheck* broadcast, above all for the generous assortment of audio clips included of appearances she made on WNYC, all but one from *The Leonard Lopate Show*. For once, I don't think there's li... more »

Washington's International Coalition Against ISIS Terrorists Excludes Popular Militias Like The PYD In Syria, But Includes This Demonic-Looking Retarded Cleric

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Angry Arab - Those Saudi Wahhabi clerics are key US allies in the war on ISIS*. *Angry Arab - Saudi and Qatari clerics: * Yes, Saudi and Qatari clerics have been ordered to condemn ISIS as of late but the problem is that those clerics are lacking in credibility and it is easy for ISIS to dismiss them and mock them, as it has done. *Angry Arab - Saudi regime is in deep trouble*: It will eventually hit everyone: that both Al-Qa`idah and ISIS come out of the same ideological background as the Saudi regime. It will be inevitable: people will conclude that to stem the tide of those... more »

The Poet: Barbara Crooker, "In the Middle..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"In the Middle..."* "In the middle of a life that's as complicated as everyone else's, struggling for balance, juggling time. The mantle clock that was my grandfather's has stopped at 9:20; we haven't had time to get it repaired. The brass pendulum is still, the chimes don't ring. One day you look out the window, green summer, the next, and the leaves have already fallen, and a grey sky lowers the horizon. Our children almost grown, our parents gone, it happened so fast. Each day, we must learn again how to love, between morning's quick coffee and evening's slow return. Steam from a pot ... more »

Archaeology: “From Foraging To Farming: The 10,000-Year Revolution”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“From Foraging To Farming: The 10,000-Year Revolution”* by PhysOrg “Excavation of 19,000-year-old hunter-gatherer remains, including a vast camp site, is fuelling a reinterpretation of the greatest fundamental shift in human civilisation – the origins of agriculture. The moment when the hunter-gatherers laid down their spears and began farming around 11,000 years ago is often interpreted as one of the most rapid and significant transitions in human history – the ‘Neolithic Revolution’. By producing and storing food, Homo sapiens both mastered the natural world and took the first s... more »

Chet Raymo, “Walking Wary”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Walking Wary”* by Chet Raymo “Virginia Woolf called them "moments of being," those unanticipated encounters with something in nature (including, of course, human nature) that sets one back on one's heels, drops the jaw, sends chills up the spine. I use clichés, but the experiences are anything but clichés. What makes them special is the way they break through and illuminate what Woolf calls "the grey cotton wool" of everyday experience. Sylvia Plath describes these rare and precious encounters in her poem "Black Rook in Rainy Weather." "Spasmodic tricks of radiance," she calls t... more »

"The Trouble With Most People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds." - Will Durant

Guatemala Rejects U.S. Trade Law Protecting Monsanto and GMOs

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Heather Callaghan Big Biotech's promise to feed the world, by squeezing out every other choice against the will of the impoverished people intended as the target - is beyond cruel and exploitative. It is another way that the U.S. occupies other countries. How else are other people in these countries supposed to view multiple soft-sanctions on food, but as an act of war? The people of Guatemala caught on to the deceptive nature of a U.S. Trade Agreement with Central America which was marketed as a way to "modernize" them. It also pretends to protect new seed varieties and paints ... more »

Turkey Faces Blowback For Support Of ISIS Fighters In Syria

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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The Police Tool Used To Hack iCloud and Other Crazy News

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
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Police Harass Man Sitting in Car in Front of His House Until He Exercises His Rights

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
*Hunter Sanders* Video explanation: "So I'm sitting in my car in front of my house drinking a Redbull after I got done working all night. At around 12:30 am august 29th 2014 when the police respond to a call across the street for domestic disturbance (I assume because I heard an argument from their house before the police showed up). At 12:50 the officer walked from their house across the road to my vehicle and asked for my ID without identifying himself. I told him I was in front of my house, my name, and I asked if I was being detained. He tried to open my door. This is when I s... more »

Talk Of Nuclear War Over Ukraine Beginning To Surface In Mainstream Media

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Anthony Freda Art Brandon Turbeville Until now, the talk of nuclear warfare between the United States and Russia has been confined to prescient and observant researchers largely operating within the alternative media. Western media outlets, while attempting to Portray Putin as the new Hitler and Russia as a provocateur, still attempt to paint a picture of a winnable confrontation between the two superpowers. Indeed, Western media outlets along with opportunistic politicians are attempting to nurture anti-Russian sentiment amongst the American people who, unfortunately, have no r... more »

Friday Nerd Blogging: NATO Week!

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
I have been lax in my Friday Nerd Blogging duties lately. Partly because I have been so obsessed with NATO and its summit. Now that the communiques are launched, it is time to relax and embrace that fave NATO song:

U.S. Confirms That Al Shabaab's Leader In Somalia Was Killed In A Drone Strike This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
US Confirms al-Shabab Leader Ahmed Godane Killed -- BBC The leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was killed following a US attack earlier this week, the Pentagon has said. The US carried out air strikes on Monday night destroying a vehicle and an encampment south of the capital. Somalia's president issued a statement on Friday urging militants to embrace peace after the death of their leader. Godane was one of the US state department's most wanted men. It had placed a bounty of $7m (£4.2m) on his head. Somali analyst Nuur Mohamud Sheekh told the BBC t... more »

Heavenletter #5033 - Bring What You Want to the World

*Heavenletter #5033 - Bring What You Want to the World* September 5, 2014 God said: Life in the world keeps chugging along. Life in the world, as you know it, may never settle down. Therefore, it is incumbent for you to settle down. Within yourself, you settle down. You are wise and calm. Life brings unexpected stories, and yet you can read these stories without alarm. What an imagination life has! What it puts together cannot be taken back, yet, what life puts together keeps changing and growing, and sometimes dreams do come true. There are dreams you have that are imminently t... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- September 5, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Russia-Ukraine Crisis Moves NATO Back Toward Its Roots -- Nic Robertson and Josh Levs, CNN* (CNN) -- The future of Europe may rest on whether NATO can recover its roots. With Russian President Vladimir Putin "land grabbing" and violating international law, the alliance is finding itself "brought back to its core," says Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO's former secretary general. But it isn't prepared. When NATO was founded in 1949, its central task was to protect its members against military aggression and work to promote democracy -- which, in the years following, often meant stand... more »

The Zarqawis

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*U.S. distributed photo* *Picture of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi shortly after his death. * See http://www.defenselink.mil/home/photoessays/2006-06/p20060608b2.html, slide 2, caption *"Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell briefs reporters in Baghdad, June 8, 2006, on the June 7 air strike that killed terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi. U.S. military officials released the photo to Caldwell's right of the deceased Zarqawi."* According to NBC News, the Pentagon had pushed to "take out" Zarqawi's operation at least three times prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but had been vetoed by the Na... more »

US Key Man in Syria Worked Closely with ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*NATO won't destroy what it created over a period of many years. It will send a few advisers to Iraq, and drop a few bombs, but in the shadows it will continue to feed the ISIL terrorist machine with more money and better weapons.* Video Title: US Key Man in Syria Worked Closely with ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: August 17, 2014. Description: One of the key US men in Syria, the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) Col. Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, who operated mostly in the Greater Aleppo area, was open about his daily communication and collaboration with extremist ji... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Less Time And Inclination..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“We have looked first at man with his vanities and greed and his problems of a day or a year; and then only, and from this biased point of view, we have looked outward at the earth he has inhabited so briefly and at the universe in which our earth is so minute a part. Yet these are the great realities, and against them we see our human problems in a different perspective. Perhaps if we reversed the telescope and looked at man down these long vistas, we should find less time and inclination to plan for our own destruction.” - Rachel Carson

World News Briefs -- September 5, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ukraine And Pro-Russia Rebels Sign Ceasefire Deal -- BBC* Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in the east have signed a truce deal to end almost five months of fighting. The two sides agreed to stop firing by 15:00 GMT and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels said the truce had not changed their policy of advocating splitting from Ukraine. Meanwhile, Nato has agreed to form a multi-national "spearhead" force capable of deploying within 48 hours. More than 2,600 people have died since rebels stormed several eastern cities. The takeover - which followed the annexation by R... more »

Obama’s Chickens Coming Home to Roost in Kiev

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
While having lunch at a local eatery on Thursday, the television was on and the area news channel was spewing the same lies and State Department talking points on the vilified Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The patrons at the lunch counter were all staring into the electronic crackpipe as they mentally digested the daily dispersal of bullshit as I nearly choked on my 5.99 blue plate special meatloaf. Things have never been what they are sold as in Ukraine, anyone who is inclined to stay informed can easily do so in the era of the internet and social media. But... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Society of Environmental Journalists' 24th Annual Conference Coverage * *A reaction to the reckless ~Disenfranchised Citizen* *So Many Reasons To Participate In #FalconsHateWeek (But It's All In Good Fun) ~Jason Saul, WWNO*

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party --An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 1 day ago
(PHOTO: Angela A. Allen-Bell joins Amnesty International in support of the Angola 3 outside of the Louisiana State Capitol on April 17, 2012.) *Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party* *--An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell* *By Angola 3 News* This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known as Angola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden Burl Cain, where they asked him about an inmate at Angola named Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore, who has now been in soli... more »

After Throwing His Own Christian Wife Under The Bus, Whose Wife Will Bob McDonnell Be In Prison?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Will Bob McDonnell start a song and dance group in prison? Yesterday, when I first heard-- well, read-- on twitter the jury in Virginia declare Bob McDonnell guilty on one corruption charge after another, 11 in all, I just couldn't wait to watch Rachel Maddow's show. She may not know much about electoral politics beyond a "D" or an "R," or anything at all about telling a Balkan from a Baltic, but *no one* knows as much about the intricacies of the Bob McDonnell case as Rachel. And no one has presented the case in a more delightful and informative way. The moment I saw the verdict com... more »

NATO Summit News Updates -- September 5, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NATO Agrees On New 'Spearhead' Force To Meet Global Threats -- CNN* (CNN) -- The future of Europe may rest on whether NATO can recover its roots. With Russian President Vladimir Putin "land grabbing" and violating international law, the alliance is finding itself "brought back to its core," says Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO's former secretary general. But it isn't prepared. When NATO was founded in 1949, its central task was to protect its members against military aggression and work to promote democracy -- which, in the years following, often meant standing against the Soviet em... more »

Supplemental: High praise for work which makes no sense!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014Fratricide and Richard Nixon:* Do you believe there is any such thing as a “Los Angeles artist” named XVALA? We ask that person because “Los Angeles artist XVALA” is currently in the news, if any such thing as the news exists. Emily Yahr has the story, or something like it, on-line at the Washington Post, if you believe in the Net: YAHR (9/5/14): While news about hundreds of nude celebrity photos stolen from Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and others have thrown the Internet into a frenzy, one artist has decided to take advantage of the madness. *Los Angel... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Kiev officials and representatives of the two self-proclaimed republics in southeastern Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire, as the contact group met behind closed doors in Belarus.

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