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Sunday, September 7, 2014

7 September - Blogs I'm Following

English: This map shows the location of the Ba...
English: This map shows the location of the Barents Sea north of Russia and Norway, and the surrounding seas and islands. Ελληνικά: Θάλασσα του Μπάρεντς και γύρω περιοχή. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Map showing the location of Lyakhovsky Islands
Map showing the location of Lyakhovsky Islands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: This is an image of a summer phytopla...
English: This is an image of a summer phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea off the north-westernmost corner of Russia. The milky-blue colour that dominates the bloom suggests that it contains large numbers of coccolithophores, phytoplankton that armour themselves with tiny calcium carbonate scales. Chlorophyll and other light-harvesting pigments from other species of phytoplankton can add darker blues, greens, and reddish-browns to the bloom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: From a newspaper illustration from 1888.
English: From a newspaper illustration from 1888. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
10:35pm MDST

Moffat Accredits the Memes Part III : I am Legend

Spike EP at News Spike - 25 minutes ago
*"…it means… I don’t know. It means, basically, that some movies are clearly being made by Invisibles and they contain messages for other Invisibles. Invisibles talking to each other in ther own secret language… the movies are signals, they let us know that others are out there…”* *Getting a bit Meta : Patrick Troughton as Robin Hood* *"Old-fashioned heroes only happen in old-fashioned books, Clara..."[Also available on Kindle]* Hollywood Accredits the Memes: The Body National and the Myth of the Nation from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"Strauss believed it was for politicians to ass... more »

Aaron Kosminkski

Spike EP at News Spike - 33 minutes ago
*Windsor - The House that Jack Built.* *Aaron Kosminski* *Aliases:* None. *Born:* 1864/5. *Died:* 1919. *First suspected:* 1894, first suggested in the Macnaghten Memoranda. *Reasons for suspicion:* According to Anderson and Swanson, identified by a witness as the Ripper, but no charges were brought against him due to the witness's reluctance to testify against "a fellow Jew." Known to have been insane. *Problems with candidacy:* Discrepancies between Aaron Kosminski and the "Kosminski" described by Anderson/Swanson. Not known to have had violent tendencies. "*THE JUWES ARE THE MEN ... more »

Russia Opens A New Permanent Military Base In The Arctic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
*Russian Navy Sends Flotilla To Arctic To Start Permanent Service At Military Base -- RT* Six vessels from the Russian North fleet have left their base in Severomorsk in the Barents Sea and set off for the New Siberian Islands, where a military base under reconstruction will start functioning later this year. “The major goal of the latest expedition of the North fleet ships to the Arctic is to deliver personnel, equipment and property of the North fleet’s tactical group, which starting this year is going to fulfill military service at the New Siberian Islands on a permanent basis... more »

If Scotland Gets Independence, Will Quebec Be Next? Catalonia? Wales? How About Texas?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
Last time we checked in with the Scots, it didn't look like a majority would embrace independence. Every force for conservatism on the planet-- from Sir Mick Jagger, Simon Cowell and Hillary Clinton to Nigel Farange, Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Steve Israel (D-NY) were aligned against it, with just a few public intellectuals like Noam Chomsky, Bill Bragg, Morrissey and Chuck D on the pro-independence side. But a poll-- or as *The Guardian* put it, a shock poll-- by YouGov published in the *Sunday Times* today, shows the pro-independence forces with momentum and pulling ahead of the ... more »

U.S. Security Team In Benghazi Contradicts White House Claims That There Was No Significant Delay During The U.S. Consulate Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Top CIA Officer In Benghazi Delayed Response To Terrorist Attack, US Security Team Members Claim -- FOX News* A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News’ Bret Baier. Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its allies would like to dismiss as an “old story” – the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Speaking out pu... more »

Meritocracy, Chinese and American Style

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
The biggest difference in Chinese and American education is that the Chinese only offer their best test scores in international comparisons. Otherwise, the systems operate on the same principles of corruption and inequality, and they produce similar results based on a caste system sustained by instituionalized racism and classism. *China’s Education GapBy HELEN GAO SEPT. 4, 2014* *BEIJING — EVERY September, the campuses of Peking and TsinghuaUniversities, often called the Harvard and M.I.T. of China, brim with eager newstudents, the winners of China’s cutthroat education sys... more »

3 Articles & Videos About The Washington Post Journalist Who Is Being Illegally Detained In Iran's Dungeons

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
During the annual UN General Assembly meeting later this month there will be discussions to secure a final and sustainable nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 countries, led by the United States. The deadline for a deal is November 24. "The New York talks will be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly opening, with the US side being led by Under Secretary Wendy Sherman" (*Source*). Under the Rouhani administration, the number of arrests of journalists has grown, as well as executions of political prisoners. The most notable among the arrests is Iranian-America... more »

Russia - Estonia Ties Fray Over 'Captured Spy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Raid: Russian security services released pictures of Eston Kohver, who they claim is intelligence-gathering for Estonia. He could be imprisoned for twenty years if found guilty of espionage. Daily Mail *Russians Open New Front After Estonian Official Is Captured In 'Cross-Border Raid' -- The Guardian* Eston Kohver taken to Moscow and paraded on TV as 'spy' two days after Obama's visit to Baltic state. The Estonian-Russia border at Luhamaa does not look like a new Checkpoint Charlie. Set among the wooded plains that mark Nato and the European Union's eastern-most territory, the cro... more »

Leader Of Kiev Orthodox Church Claims Putin Is Under The 'Influence of Satan'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Patriarch Filaret (R), the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev, takes part in a festive ceremony marking the 1,026th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus', in Kiev, July 28, 2014. (REUTERS/VALENTYN OGIRENKO) *Putin Is Under Satan's Influence: Leader Of Kiev Orthodox Church -- Reuters* KIEV (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has fallen under the spell of Satan and faces eternal damnation unless he repents, a top Ukrainian clergyman said on Saturday in an unusually blunt statement that squarely blamed the Russian leader for the war in Ukraine. Patriarch Fil... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Night Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Night Light” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5VzYAPBVJc

Laura Chapman on Education Weekly’s “Philanthropic” Funding

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 2 hours ago
The post below is from the comments section of my September 6, 2014, post, Gates, Other “Philanthropy,” and the Purchase of a Success Narrative. It was written by Laura Chapman, veteran arts educator whose well-researched observations on the entangled funding of privatizing reform are often featured on education historian Diane Ravitch’s blog. Below, Chapman briefly examines the numerous philanthropies whose […]

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“NGC 253 is not only one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, it is also one of the dustiest. Discovered in 1783 by Caroline Herschel in the constellation of Sculptor, NGC 253 lies only about ten million light-years distant. NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest group to our own Local Group of Galaxies. *Click image for larger size.* The dense dark dust accompanies a high star formation rate, giving NGC 253 the designation of starburst galaxy. Visible in the above photograph is the active central nucleus, also known to be a bright source o...more »

Psychology: "The Illusion of Truth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "The Illusion of Truth"* by PsyBlog "We see ads for the same products over and over again. Politicians repeat the same messages endlessly (even when it has nothing to do with the question they've been asked). Journalists repeat the same opinions day after day. Can all this repetition really be persuasive? It seems too simplistic that just repeating a persuasive message should increase its effect, but that's exactly what psychological research finds (again and again). Repetition is one of the easiest and most widespread methods of persuasion. In fact it's so obvious that we someti... more »

Chet Raymo, “Learning And Yearning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Learning And Yearning” * by Chet Raymo “This photograph of the Eagle Nebula made by a rather modest telescope - the 0.9 meter instrument at Kitt Peak, Arizona - appeared on APOD (click to enlarge). I sat in front of the computer screen for ten minutes, breathless. One tiny corner of the Milky Way Galaxy, one of tens of billions of galaxies that we can potentially see with our telescopes! At the center are the so-called "Pillars of Creation" from a famous Hubble photograph. Click image for very large size. I recall when the Hubble photograph appeared in the media hundreds of v... more »

The Daily "Near You?'

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
San Isidro, San Jose, Costa Rica. Thanks for stopping by.

"I Rescued A Human Today"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "I Rescued A Human Today"* by Rescue Me Dog "Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them. As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about m... more »

“What Is ‘The Law of Attraction?’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“What Is ‘The Law of Attraction?’”* by Michael Bernard Beckwith “Why is it that just by walking into a room some people light up the atmosphere with their presence? Why, when certain individuals speak, do their listeners become spellbound, while someone talking about the same subject is met with yawns? What I'm describing are those individuals whose magnetism is so potent they effortlessly make a dynamic impact. No form of social networking, marketing, or résumé reveals more about us than the vibratory frequency that radiates from our being. Did you know that you have a magnetic f... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Power Of The Word"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Power Of The Word"* by Paulo Coelho "Of all the powerful weapons of destruction that man has invented, the most terrible – and the most cowardly – is the word. Knives and firearms leave traces of blood. Bombs shake whole buildings and streets. Poisons can always be detected. But a destructive word can provoke Evil without leaving behind it a single clue. Check to see if you yourself are using this weapon. Children are subject to years of conditioning by their parents, artists are mercilessly pilloried, women are systematically undermined by remarks made by their husbands, the... more »

"Gates Of Light..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“The way the soul is with the senses and the intellect is like a creek. When desire weeds grow thick, intelligence can’t flow, and the soul creatures stay hidden. But sometimes the reasonable clarity runs so strong it sweeps the clogged stream open. No longer weeping and frustrated, your being grows as powerful as your wantings were before, more so. Laughing and satisfied, the masterful flow lets creations of the soul appear. You look down, and it’s lucid dreaming. The gates made of light swing open. You see in.” - Rumi

In The Year 2525

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Prayers for Mandy Nagy...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
From *Legal Insurrection:* Our beloved Mandy Nagy, also known as Liberty Chick, had a stroke yesterday and brain surgery to relieve the pressure today. I am in touch with Mandy’s mom, who approved me letting people know via Legal Insurrection. Before surgery, Mandy also was able to nod approval with a small smile, her mom tells me. Mandy has been writing for Legal Insurrection since March 2013, and started the Morning Insurrection newsletter for us a little over a month ago. Mandy, who always had several research projects running while also writing for Legal Insurrection, was to s... more »

Neocons confess: "We did 9/11-anthrax"

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 3 hours ago
*As the 13th anniversary of the crimes of September, 2001 approaches, the neoconservatives are shrieking from the rooftops – and effectively confessing that they were the real perpetrators of the 9/11-Anthrax false flag operation. (The neocons, you may recall, openly called for a "new Pearl Harbor" in September, 2000 – and got one exactly one year later.)* Every year at this time, the neocons orchestrate and hype a series of public relations stunts designed to magnify fears of "radical Islam" and reinforce their crumbling 9/11-Anthrax cover story. But this year's propaganda camp...more »

If this doesn't make you wish you lived in Arkansas's 1st CD, maybe nothing will!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*by Ken* The other day Howie passed along this clip with this note: That actor with the gun is HOT… but why is he stalking around with the gun and the lighting? Is this supposed to appeal to the gay communities in Jonesboro and Bexar and Heber Springs? Jonesboro and Bexar and Heber Springs are, I assume, hot spots in Arkansas's 1st CD, currently represented by Republican Rep. Rick Crawford, who is being challenged, it appears, by someone calling himself Jackie For Arkansas. If the guy with the gun, Cpl. Michael Willen, US Marine Sniper, Afghanistan, who apparently lives in the 1s... more »

Details On New Russian Sanctions Have Been Leaked: All Major Russian Energy Firms Will Be Hit On Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Leaked copy of Fri night #Russia sanctions deal confirms 3 energy cos to be hit by #EU capital markets ban: Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, Transneft — Peter Spiegel (@SpiegelPeter) September 7, 2014 *Europe Goes "All In": Will Sanction Rosneft, Gazprom Neft And Transneft -- Zero Hedge* Until this moment, the main reason why everyone mostly dismissed Europe's sanctions against Russia is that despite all its pompous rhetoric, Europe consistently refused to hit Russia where it would hurt: its energy titans Gazprom, Rosneft And Transfneft. The reason is simple: by imposing sanctions on these... more »

Deep tweets

Libby Spencer at The Impolitic - 4 hours ago
Me too. #FixThePolice! pic.twitter.com/P5ys6RYS4X — Reg Saddler (@zaibatsu) September 8, 2014

The Real Dirtiness in NZ Politics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
The subject has thankfully gone cold, but Lindsay Perigo is running hot on the *real* dirtiness in NZ politics: [image: Lindsay Perigo's picture]“Every election” said H. L. Mencken, “is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.” Elections, we may agree, are a process whereby loot is exchanged for votes, to gratify the power-lust of sub-humans who crave control over *real* humans. Our 2014 election campaign kicked off with a frenzy of auctioneering that would have startled even Mencken. Tens of millions here, hundreds of millions there—in reckless indifference to where it... more »

Quote of the Day: On the idealism of politics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*"Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power."* ~ Aldous Huxley [Hat tip Cathy] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Adventures in canning: Roasted tomatoes, plums, and more beef...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*except I froze the roasted tomatoes.* I heard a rumor that the SCoaMF went golfing yesterday. Does he have no shame? Silly question. How does it feel America, for that sock puppet to rub your faces in his doo all the time? My second youngest Italian prune plum tree is loaded with fruit. Packed whole and raw with a bit of cinnamon stick and a few cloves in the jar. Added extremely light simple syrup. Processed in water bath canner for 25 minutes. I have at least another 7 or 8 pints to do tomorrow. These will be lovely on Greek yogurt for breakfast Easy way to do toma... more »

"A Native American Prayer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"A Native American Prayer"* "Give us hearts to understand; Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give; never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed; Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth's beauty; never to take from her what we cannot use. Give us hearts to understand That to destroy earth's music is to create confusion; that to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty; That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench; that as we care for her she will care for us. We have forgotten who we are. We have sought only our ow... more »

A grave mythology is propagated by our own colleagues.

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 5 hours ago
I am certain that any educator and reader of this website has been confronted with the following: You are against standardized testing. Therefore, you are against all assessment. You are against test-based accountability. Therefore, you are against all accountability. High-stakes are removed. Therefore, you have no incentive to work hard. For many years now, I […]

Is Sudan Supporting The Islamist Fighters In Libya?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Libya Accuses Khartoum Of Flying Weapons To Islamist Rebels In Tripoli -- The Guardian* Sudan insists weapons were intended for legitimate border forces patrolling the southern desert Libya has expelled the Sudanese military attache after accusing Khartoum of flying weapons to Islamist rebels in Tripoli, raising fears of a widening regional conflict. The government, which has fled Tripoli for eastern Libya, accused Khartoum of sending a transport plane loaded with munitions for the Islamist-led Libya Dawn militias who control the capital. "Sudan is interposing itself by providin... more »

Böhm-Bawerk: Austrian Economist Who Said “No” to Big Government

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Austrian economist Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk was one of the greatest economists who ever lived, and in my own personal top five.* *As finance minister in the prewar Austro-Hungarian government, he was a fierce opponent of bad money, big government, and the nationalism and militarism that led his country to start the brush war that became the first world war.* *He died a hundred years ago this week, just as the war was starting and (in Edward Grey’s phrase) as the lamps were going out around Europe. A man in love with the freedom and culture those lamps lit up, it was said that he d...more »

(Alienated Nation:  Generation Convinced by Fraudsters) Finally, Wall Street Gets Put On Trial? (We'll See) Lies Abound:  The U.S. Is Only for the Rich and Those Who Serve Them (Are We Worse Off Today Than We Were Under George W. Bush?)

Contributions are always appreciated for this blog's operation! Thank you for your past support. Question Authority! I've said it so many times before but I'll say again that there's something wrong when the sight of this guy's face doesn't give every one of the 99.99% the creeps. I know when I see his smiling face depicted anywhere I begin feeling emotionally more and more detached from

The Afghan Military Is Losing The War Against The Taliban In A Key Southern District

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Afghans Say Taliban Are Nearing Control Of Key District -- New York Times* KABUL, Afghanistan — Local Afghan officials say more than 200 police officers and soldiers have been killed during a fierce Taliban offensive in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan that has lasted all summer and now threatens to overwhelm a key district. Officials at the national level have played down the violence and even, in some cases, flatly denied that there is a problem. But local military, police and government officials, including two Afghan generals, have said in recent days that they are un... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

"What We All Have In Common..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The Earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry "The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its Powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real Peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all... more »

Al Shabaab Has Named A New Leader After Their Previous Leader Was Killed In A U.S. Airstrike This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Al-Shabab Names New Leader After Godane Death In US Strike -- BBC* Somalia's Islamist group al-Shabab has named Ahmad Umar as successor to former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US air strike. The group announced the move in an online statement, vowing to take revenge for Godane's death. Somalia's authorities earlier put the country on alert for possible retaliatory attacks by al-Shabab. The alert came as the US confirmed the death of Godane in air strikes south of Mogadishu on Monday night. *Read more* .... *More News On Al Shabaab Naming A New Leader* Al-Shabaa... more »

DSCC: Dereliction Of Duty

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Conservative Democrats who cannot win Progressive Democrats who can win Recent polls-- like this morning's release of the latest NBC News/Marist poll in Kentucky-- confirm what astute observers have been saying for some time: the DSCC braintrust-- Harry Reid, Michael Bennet and Guy Cecil-- are wasting their money on conservative candidates in deep red states. The DSCC has helped Alison Lundergan Grimes raise $11,353,760 and they and their Senate Majority Pac have spent close to another $4 million on TV ads in Kentucky already. Similarly, in Georgia, the DSCC has helped Michelle Nunn ... more »

"Roles of Support: Doing Our Best Work"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Roles of Support: Doing Our Best Work"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Each one of us is very much needed and we all have our role to play adding to the success of the whole. In the great symphony of life, we all have important parts to play. While some people are best suited to be conductors or soloists, their contributions would be diminished considerably without the individual musicians that lend their artistry to the fullness of an orchestra. The magical accents of the percussion section might sound random and out of place without the music they accompany. But any one member ... more »

thank you, charley richardson! your legacy lives on

laura k at wmtc - 7 hours ago
On Labour Day, I happened to see this on Twitter: I am on my union's labour-management committee, the group that meets monthly with management to discuss members' concerns and try to resolve issues. I was intrigued and followed the link that Rank and File had posted. To my surprise, the original "how to" advice was written by the late Charley Richardson, who passed away in 2013. I knew of Charley, mostly by his outsize reputation, from another part of his life: along with his wife Nancy Lessin, he co-founded Military Families Speak Out. MFSO is now defunct, but the organization di... more »

Asset Forfeiture - Connecting the Dots to ALEC

2old2care at Because I Can - 7 hours ago
Four things hit my attention today that reminded me of more ALEC state nastiness that most people wouldn’t be aware of. Like most times when pulling this together, I will rely on the actual words of ALEC, rather than summarizing them for the reader. I do this because I want you to see the actual ALEC’s nastiness and not me just reinterpreting on what could be ALEC nastiness. This entry really ended up morphing into two topics. The EVIL of ALEC at the state and federal level. And subsequently The new EVIL of ALEC at the local – municipal – level. *First:* A recent article ... more »

Karl reMarks

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Although his outlook on the Middle East often differs sharply from my own, I've been quite a fan of Lebanese architect Karl Sharro since hearing him on Radio 4's *Four Thought* and checking him out on Twitter as a result, as you do. (Well, when I say "as you do" I *don*'t include Sue in that!) He's *very* funny. This is the sort of thing that makes me like him: Apparently this finger gesture is specific to ISIS. Coincidentally my reply to them is the finger next to it. pic.twitter.com/E9v7a0InqS — Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) September 7, 2014

Broad-ranging media interview with Denis Rancourt about Israel's massacre in Gaza

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 7 hours ago
FARS News Agency published this broad-ranging interview, done while the recent Israeli massacre in Gaza was ungoing: Prof. Denis Rancourt: The United States Supports Israel for Constant Bloodletting in the Middle East (LINK) TEHRAN (FNA)- A Canadian scholar and academic, who was fired from the university where he was teaching because of his pro-Palestinian viewpoints, believes the US

Homeless Jesus, yew trees, world chaos, and monkish urges

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
A blog that offers a weekly assessment of a particular BBC programme should continue to post about it even if no BBC bias has been detected in it - especially if the blog is called *Is the BBC biased? *(with its question mark). Today's edition of Radio 4's *Sunday* talked about Ebola, Catholic priestly abuse, yew trees, Archbishop Justin's decision to set up a new monastic order in Lambeth Palace, a sculpture depicting a homeless Jesus and the Medical Innovations Bill. Now, yes, *Sunday'*s intense interest in Roman Catholic child abuse is an ongoing bias on the programme's part ...more »

Islamic Militants Lay Seige To One Of The Last Major Christian Cities In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
"Have no fear, for God is with you." Prayers in #Mhardeh earlier today 31/8/2014. #Hama #Syria pic.twitter.com/50yGT4ThMr — Dylan (@ProSyriana) August 31, 2014 *Al-Qaeda Closes In On Syrian Christian Stronghold -- The Telegraph* Jabhat al-Nusra encircle historic town of Mhardeh – one of Syria's remaining Christian strongholds Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria is attacking one of the country's remaining Christian strongholds, as it presses its offensive against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Jabhat al-Nusra fighters, who have pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Z... more »

Part II - details of "intentional" shoddy forgery workmanship in Keenan's Amanah Asset papers.

Amin Fasei at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 8 hours ago
Part 1: Shoddy forgery exposed in 1963 Green Hilton Agreement docs presented by Keenan - by GrandeLander (Sept 5, 2014) http://our-manmade-disasters.blogspot.com/2014/09/shoddy-forgery-exposed-in-1963-green.html In order to understand Neil Keenan's forgery & deception in his well-publicised Cease & Desist Order dated May14, 2012, we need to listen to his previous (long) interview with David Wilcock which was published on Feb 9, 2012. *http://www.divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/1026-financial-tyranny-final?start=2 UPDATE FRIDAY 2/10: DR. SENO HAS BEEN THREATENED* *NK: I h...more »

Merkel, Germany vow to fight "anti-Semitism"

John Friend at The Realist Report - 9 hours ago
In *the never ending charade* of "combating anti-Semitism" and "racism", German Chancellor Angela Merkel "has called on the country’s citizens to attend a rally against anti-Semitism next week in Berlin where she will speak," according to *The Times of Israel*. Appeasing the organized Jewish community and ensuring that they "feel safe" in Germany is one of Merkel's Germany's top priorities. Merkel said Saturday she would do everything possible to make sure anti-Semitism has no chance in Germany. She said *making Jews feel safe remains a top priority for Germany 75 years after the H... more »

U.S. State Department Releases A Graphic Anti-Islamic State Video

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*State Department Releases Graphic Anti-ISIS Video -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- The brutal mock ISIS recruitment video starts with a simple phrase: Run. Do not walk to ISIS land. Then a body is thrown off a cliff. Later a mosque is blown up, followed by a photo of a body with a severed head. Complete with crucifixions, Muslims being whipped, shot in the head at point-blank range and thrown into ditches, the grisly video is the latest State Department effort to push back against ISIS recruiting efforts by highlighting the group's barbaric nature. The video, which uses the group's ...more »

Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front" by Mark Lee Greenblatt. * *Amazon description:* Valor features the thrilling stories that are the fruit of Mark Lee Greenblatt’s interviews with brave American servicemen from twenty-first-century wars. These soldiers, sailors, and Marines have risked their lives several times over for their country as well as for their fellow troops and civilians. Still, until now, their stories have largely gone unnoticed by the public, perhaps lost in the frenzied and often nasty debate surrounding those conflicts. As the author... more »

The plot thickens

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
As we at *Is the BBC biased? *have been almost as obsessed about BBC Australia correspondent Jon Donnison's reckless tweeting about Israel/Gaza as Jon Donnison himself has been about Israel, Gaza and BBC Watch, it's only right to note the latest twist in his ongoing battle with a multitude of Israeli spokesmen. He's gloating today (on Twitter), and clearly feels vindicated in his very public dispute with Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The story goes back to late July - and if you want to refresh your memory of it then please read our post about it here. For those who... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Straight from a horse's mouth..... See a good article about the bigger US-NATO plan to use ISIS *here *

Hungry Children in Nunavik Study Shorter than Peers

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
Front page of the Nunatsiaq News - will it make it to the Globe and Mail?

Turkey Is Being Used As The Gateway For Foreign Fighters To Join The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
After 30 days of Islamic study, weapons training and frugal living, Islamic State recruits are locked in to a lifestyle that few ever rescind. Photograph: Reuters *Inside Isis: From Border Bootcamp To Battle, Jihad Is Run With Ruthless Skill -- The Guardian* *Charting the journey of foreign recruits who join the terror group and the juggernaut advance of its battle-hardened leadership* The last leg of the journey to jihad starts on goat trails near the Turkish-Syria border and ends through one of many holes in a barbed wire fence stretching several hundred miles. Just beyond, in ... more »

Will the Scott finally be free?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Many centuries after William Wallace cried Freedom, the ballot is about to be cast. It looks like the Anglo Saxons will have finally met their match. The Anglo Saxon culture that was Great Britain was great evil. Every problem we have in the world today is their fault. I am saying its most likely it would have better if the Kaiser had won world war one. Lets just step over Hitler who would never have existed in such a change of poles shifting to get a better gain. It was the British who invented concentration camps and Winston Churchill who had no computations about gassing civi... more »

Duncan's Civil Rights in Black Face Tour

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
The major civil rights initiative of the Obama Administration has been to re-segregate poor black and brown children into corporate education reform schools where they can be culturally sterilized and behaviorally neutered by white middle class missionaries with no experience. Duncan's Civil Rights Minstrel Tour will continue this coming week: *"The trip will include stops in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee and highlight the commitment that those states are making to encourage reform and innovation. Traveling through places that represent the cradle of America’s civil rights effort... more »

Don't let his hippie appearance and sarcastic humor deceive you. Pepe Escobar is the highly traveled roving correspondent for Asia Times with a brilliant mind when it comes to separating the facts from the propaganda. Here he kills the myth of NATO being anything more than Washington's means of destroying any country in the way of "the Empire of Chaos".

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *OpEdNews Op Eds 9/4/2014 at 16:12:07* NATO attacks! *By Pepe Escobar (about the author)* Permalink opednews.comHeadlined to H3 9/4/14 The burgeoning crisis in Ukraine and its relationship with Russia are set to take center stage at the NATO summit that starts in Wales on Thursday. (image by YouTube) First thing we do, let's kill all the myths. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is nothing but the Security Council of the Empire of Chaos. You don't need to be a neo-Foucault hooked on Orwellian/Panopticon practices to admire the hyper-democrati... more »

Sorry to say, many teachers are instruments of oppression, or, in other words, stupid

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 11 hours ago
I have colleagues who, despite how they’ve been mistreated by accountability, embrace some measures of accountability because they’ve worked with fellow teachers who are indeed trifling and deserve a swift kick out the door. It takes willful ignorance, nay, stupidity of the supreme order, to think you are, as an educator, serving your profession by […]

Truth of the Universe. There are no religions, countries, cultures, race or any divisions. Our Universal Rights of Freedom

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 11 hours ago
I am intent of TRUTH of ourselves and discovering the TRUTH of I AM and WE ARE! I recently watched Mark Passio's 9 hour seminar on Natural Laws and the True Law of Attraction. I found it to be about all of the things I have thought of previously and learned more. As he says in the video.... learning TRUTH takes time and if you desire Freedom, then take the time to learn TRUTH! I highly


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago

Ukraine situation ( September 5 , 2014 ) Ceasefire deal between Kiev and Novorussians to be reached today - will it last ? If a ceasefire is reached , will the war hawks in the West be appeased on continue to increase sanctions regime with Russia while still pressing for War ? Tweets of the morning !

Catharsis Ours - 11 hours ago
Zero Hedge.... As Fighting Rages In Mariupol, Ukraine Soldiers Say President Would "Betray The Country" If He Backs Peace [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/05/2014 08:04 -0400 - China - Estonia - Germany - Greece - Gross Domestic Product - Italy - Poland - Reuters - Ukraine - Vladimir Putin inShare4 The NATO summit of world-class golfers is on its way out (having achieved nothing material and merely regurgitating old talking points), but it will be promptly replaced with yet another round of "peace talks... more »

Ghost of Sunday Classics: I have a song to sing, O!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland sing the "*Brindisi*" from Act I of Verdi's La Traviata, with Richard Bonynge conducting, at the Met in October 1970.* *ALFREDO*: Let’s drink, let's drink from the joyous chalice where beauty flowers. Let the fleeting hour to pleasure’s intoxication yield. Let’s drink to love’s sweet tremors – to those eyes that pierce the heart. Let’s drink to love -- to wine, that warms our kisses. *ALL* : Ah! Let’s drink, let's drink to love -- to wine, that warms our kisses. *VIOLETTA* [*rising*]: With you, with you I would share my days of happiness. Everyth... more »

President Obama Will Address The Nation Wednesday On The Threat Posed By The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Exclusive: Obama to Deliver Major Address on ISIS, Vows to "Hunt Down" Extremists -- NBC* One day before the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, President Barack Obama plans to address the nation on the threat posed by ISIS extremists -- telling NBC News the U.S. will “hunt down" the terrorists "wherever they are.” The president revealed his plans for the upcoming address during a wide-ranging, exclusive interview on NBC’s Meet the Press. “What I'm going to be asking the American people to understand is, number one, this is a serious threat,” Obama said about th... more »

Politics Before and After the Referendum

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 11 hours ago
Some sense impressions about the Scottish referendum and its consequences. If no wins on the 18th, it will be of the slimmest of margins and in spite of the politics of Better Together. The two debates between Salmond and Darling illustrated BT's problem perfectly. The first round went to Darling. He does technical detail very well, and took a scalpel to Salmond's bombast. Uncertainty was the First Minister's undoing, and he was duly skewered. Yet in the second round it was Darling who got crushed. He was like a broken record mumbling about currency and pensions as Salmond gave *b...more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Edward Griffin - Katanga from Spike EP on Vimeo. *I Quote The Enemy: * "By 1964, Griffin had completed his first book, *The Fearful Master*, on th*e United Nations*, a challenging topic that recurs throughout his writings. * When George Wallace ran for President of the United States in the election of 1968, winning five states for the segregationist American Independent Party, Griffin served as a writer for Wallace's vice presidential candidate, Curtis LeMay, a retired General of the Air Force. * In the next year, Griffin began producing political films for American Media of Los... more »

U.S. Launches More Airstrikes Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIS Fighters Near 2nd-Largest Dam In Iraq -- CNN* Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- The U.S. military launched airstrikes targeting ISIS fighters around a key dam in western Iraq on Sunday, the Pentagon said. It carried out the airstrikes near Haditha Dam at the request of Iraq, according to Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary. If the terror group seized the dam -- the second-largest in the country -- it would prove catastrophic. It provides water to millions of people in western and southern Iraq. The U.S. also fears the militants could use the water ... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday… And again time for my weekly rant where I take the so called "news" for the last week and shred it to pieces…. I personally am truly sick and tired of the damn lies that continue to come out of the criminals and liars in our media… I have long called it the Jew spew media for a reason, and it should be obvious to everyone by now that the so called media is entirely owned and operated by Jews and they will stop at nothing to make the criminal Jews look good and their psychotic "nation" known as Israel to smell like a rose… It is disgusting to listen and ... more »

Food for thought: Harper, IS and terror in Canada

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 13 hours ago
Until now, Canada is not a country that has openly committed military forces to conflicts where the adversary uses terror attacks on our soil as a weapon. Yes, there have been the occassional half-arsed terror plots in the past decade or so, but unlike some European countries and the US, we've not had commuter trains, subways, airports, and buildings bombed by radicals. The number of European

Ebola: WHO wants to recreate the Smallpox debacle

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
... Here we go! ZMAP is a failure, too expensive, not enough to go around and takes to long to make. Now onto vaccines!!! As I spoke about in my first Ebola article HERE, we know that this so called "ebola" is man made and that their purported plan was to create a vaccine for this frankenbola virus. What I didn't suspect is that they would turn to passive antibody transference through using the blood of the "survivors" of this virus. I really didn't see that coming..... ..... I suspect that there is a back room war going on with the creators of the frankenbola virus that is ... more »

5 NATO Members Have Agreed To Send Weapons To Ukraine's Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Advisor to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Yuri Lutsenko said that agreements reached at the NATO summit in Wales to supply advanced weapons to Ukraine from several countries, including the United States, France and Poland. © RIA Novosti. Grigory Vasilenko *Ukraine Crisis: 5 NATO Members To Send Weapons To Ukrainian Forces -- CBC/Reuters* Fragile ceasefire in country's east is on verge of collapse as fighting renews A senior aide to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday Kyiv had reached agreement during the NATO summit in Wales on the provision of weapons and ... more »

ITHACA Report to the UN on US Human Rights

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art ITHACA submitted a report in 2010 to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) concerning the human rights record of the United States and focused on two issues. The first issue concerned the revocation of rights taking place in state superior courts under the mantle of adult guardianships, impacting the elderly and disabled. The second issue we covered concerned attacks by the US government on human rights defenders. This report for the 2015 UPR of the human rights record of the United States will focus on the progress of these two issues. ADULT GUARDIANSHIP In re... more »

Analysis: The Minsk Ceasefire Protocol Gives The Ukraine Rebel Movement The Victory That They Have Been Fighting For

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
(From L) Russian ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, Prime minister of Ukraine's self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko, Ukraine's self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic leader Andrei Purgin and member of the self-proclaimed "Lugansk People's Republic" Igor Plotnitsky attend talks in Minsk on September 5, 2014. (AFP Photo / Vasily Maksimov) *Minsk Ceasefire Protocol: Ukraine To Be Decentralized, Special Status For Lugansk, Donetsk -- RT* The OSCE has revealed the 12-point roadmap behind the September 5 truce signed in Minsk. It says that Ukraine mu... more »

Gates Civ 101: The Antiseptic History MOOC Comes to High School

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Some reporters for the New York Times pretend to be stupid enough to believe Bill Gates is out to simply make his favorite history course available to every high school student in America. The bigger assumption by the New York Times is that the American people are as stupid as their "reporter" pretends to be. Actually, the Times didn't choose a real reporter but, rather, a CNBC Wall Street cheerleader who makes his living telling television viewers what hedge fund CEOs want them to hear about investing. A TV financial analyst couldn't be a better pick for this 5,000 word story tha... more »

Received via email: “Subject: Major injustice committed by TFA”

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago
I am posting the full-text here. I can’t substantiate these unsolicited claims. But I think many of them ring true with other accounts we’ve read online. I’m pretty sure that Ms. Rojas wanted to be heard, so I’d like to honor that. To whom it may concern, I would like to express how unfair it […]

The great Anthony Freda illustrates Vaccinegate

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Jon Rappoport More of Anthony’s artwork can be found at his website anthonyfreda.com. All of my articles on the #CDCwhistleblower #Vaccinegate fraud scandal are archived under vaccinegate. Here is one of my latest pieces… “CDC caught in billion-dollar scheme to sell vaccines.” *The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal... more »

Report: It’s YOUR Fault: Fed Says Americans Who “Hoard Money” Are To Blame For Poor Economy

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Mac Slavo Despite arguments to the contrary from the Obama administration, mounting evidence suggests that the U.S. economy is rapidly falling back into negative growth territory. More Americans are out of the workforce than ever before, median household incomes are at levels not seen since 1967, and consumer spending is coming to a veritable standstill. The crisis is apparently so significant that a Federal Reserve governor recently said U.S. policymakers are crafting regulations that will force bank depositors to cover any losses should their financial institutions fail. The qu... more »

As in Libya, So in Syria: The Folly of Interventionism

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Ulson Gunnar The United States has been inching its way toward intervention in Syria since hostilities began in 2011. From the beginning, the US State Department admitted that terrorist armies were waging war against Damascus; but both the US government, its allies in Europe, and prominent media organizations across the West repeatedly claimed that the conflict was not an invasion by multinational terrorist organizations, but rather a “pro-democracy uprising.” Now, years into the conflict, the US is finally at the threshold of direct military intervention, announcing that it would... more »

Makers: Escaping the Pull of Big-Business

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Image: Make, vol 40 Tony Cartalucci A popular magazine that should probably be more popular is *Make*. While this is always subject to change in the future, for the time being, it is actually a magazine that empowers rather than manipulates like its competitors on the news stands. While *Popular Mechanics* may at one time in the distant past have actually helped people learn more about the world around them and enabled them to change it - it has become more of a clearing house for covert Fortune 500 propaganda amid a torrent of overt advertisements. *Co-Opting, Tainting the Maker... more »

Can The Ukraine Ceasefire Hold?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Does Ceasefire In Ukraine Have Any Chance Of Holding? -- Reza Sayah, CNN* Mariupol, Ukraine (CNN) -- Shelling hit areas near two key cities in eastern Ukraine on Sunday morning, intensifying fears that a ceasefire that took effect less than two days ago may be falling apart. The fledgling truce between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists began Friday evening, and both sides were already accusing each other of violating it by Saturday. Sporadic artillery and machine gun fire rang out in the early hours of Sunday on the outskirts the strategic port city of Mariupol... more »

Ukraine Ceasefire On The Brink Of Collapse As New Fighting Spreads

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Ukraine’s Cease-Fire In Jeopardy As New Fighting Reported -- Washington Post* KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine on Sunday sought to maintain a tenuous cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels after a series of breaches endangered the truce, with officials in the eastern city of Mariupol saying one woman was killed and three were wounded in fighting overnight. “The Ukrainian government still believes in the cease-fire despite the violations,” Volodymyr Poleviy, deputy spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Defense Council, said Sunday. Pro-Russian separatists and, according to Ukrainian and N... more »

It's Sunday and you know what that means...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES*

Elizabeth Warren Goes On Bill Moyers Show To Tell The Truth

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Every time I see some clueless DIY pundit say something about the "Elizabeth Warren-Bill De Blasio wing of the Democratic Party," it's like fingernails on a chalkboard. Bill De Blasio? He has a record, which is why Blue America never endorsed him and why *DWT* never had any editorial comment on him beyond him being better than the even worse character that EMILY's List ran, Christine Quinn. A Wall Street Democrat, he took on the highly dubious persona of "the liberal," an undiscerning media bought it, was endorsed by *The Nation*, George Soros, Howard Dean, Jerry Nadler, Al Sharp...more »

New Blogs July/September 2014

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
New blogs. Let's 'ave 'em. 1. Econ Autodidactic (Unaligned) (Twitter) 2. Emma Ann Hardy (Labour) Twitter) 3. For a Fair Society (Labour) (Twitter) 4. IWANTEDWINGS (Unaligned/feminist) 5. Luke Nightingale (Unaligned) (Twitter) 6. NAPO General Secretary's Blog (NAPO) (Twitter) 7. Papier Haché (Unaligned/trans rights) (Twitter) 8. The Lit Crit Guy (Unaligned) (Twitter) 9. The Medway Marxist (LRC/Labour) (Twitter) 10. Worrall's World (Unaligned) (Twitter) That's your lot for this month's round up. If you know of any new blogs that haven't featured before then drop me a line via the comments,... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*An honest man upsets an entire university establishment* *Wallace Hall Was Right About UT All Along. He exposed comfortable little rackets that had built up* Maybe the University of Texas at Austin and its many passionate defenders had reason to beware of Wallace Hall when Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the UT System board of regents in 2011. Perry was pushing some plan he got from a rich oilman to eliminate research as a criterion for granting professorial tenure, an idea scathingly denounced by detractors as tantamount to book-burning. But having a good motivation only ma... more »

Ukraine situation ( September 7 , 2014 ) Europe Goes "All In": Will Sanction Rosneft, Gazprom Neft And Transneft ......... Ceasefire still holding despite provocations probably from both Kiev forces and Novorussian forces ..... News and views of the day

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-07/europe-goes-all-will-sanction-rosneft-gazprom-neft-and-transneft Europe Goes "All In": Will Sanction Rosneft, Gazprom Neft And Transneft [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/07/2014 11:12 -0400 - Capital Markets - China - Yuan inShare4 Until this moment, the main reason why everyone mostly dismissed Europe's sanctions against Russia is that despite all its pompous rhetoric, Europe consistently refused to hit Russia where it would hurt: its energy titans Gazprom, Rosneft And Transfneft. The reason i... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*GAMEDAY! Saints at Falcon ~The Advocate * *Ready..Set…………New Orleans Saints versus Atlanta Falcons ~Who Dat Warriors* *Saints Picked for Another Party With the Lombardi ~Barry Hirstius, Who Dat Dish *


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Fun! Could a healthy diet speed up global warming? Eating according to US government guidelines would raise greenhouse gas emissions, claims study* Altering what we eat to conform to dietary guidelines would actually increase emissions of greenhouse gases, a study has found. The researchers found that diet-related greenhouse gas emissions would increase by 12 per cent if dietary recommendations are followed. And while the scientists aren't suggesting we should ignore dietary guidelines, they are suggesting that such guidelines should be made with more environmental considerations... more »

Irar / Syria Regional War - September 7 , 2014 ---- Most recent internal and external political items , battlefield updates on the Regional War and opinions to ponder.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets...... Retweeted by Thomas van Linge *Abdul* ‏@al_7aleem 33m 07-09-2014: Updated infographic of the Syrian Armed Opposition #Syria # Rebels pic.twitter.com/FtSRFisMAH [image: Embedded image permalink] *Al Arabiya English* @AlArabiya_Eng · 2m BREAKING: #Anbar mayor Ahmed al-Dulaimi seriously injured in clashes with # ISIS near #Haditha in #Iraq - *Charles Lister* @Charles_Lister · 9m SRF leader Jamal Maarouf tells 100s of rebels to prepare to cleanse #Syria of IS in #Raqqa, #Aleppo & Deir ez Zour: http://youtu.be/iMRoY005Yu8 *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · ... more »

Dipper Drift?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://news.nationalpost.com/ In yesterday's *Toronto Star*, Chantal Hebert suggested that, if recent events in Ontario are an indication of the party's future, the NDP may be drifting back to third party status. In the recent provincial election, traditional Dippers voted Liberal to stop Tim Hudak: In the provincial campaign, the platform put forward by Tory leader Tim Hudak went a long way to convince many progressive voters to stick with the Liberals rather than risk facilitating a Conservative victory by giving their vote ...more »

Reproductive Public Health Ethics at the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 2014.

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 16 hours ago
In a few hours, I'm off to Manchester, UK, for participation in a so-called panel ( ≈ special symposium) at the *MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2014*. The panel is on the topic of *Reproductive Public Health Ethics* and has been conceived of and convened by myself. The topic itself is described thus, at the Mancept website: Human reproduction and resulting population patterns is a classic concern of public policy, yet philosophical and ethical applications to this area remain imprecise, scattered and unsystematic. The point of this workshop is to stimulate a more integrated ... more »

Data paranoia hits home. Conclusion: meh.

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 16 hours ago
For the record, I use Class Dojo. In fact, one of the developers was @ the Chalk Face for an interview in August. I wouldn’t mandate its use, but I do recommend it because I actually like it. One of the primary reasons is its simplicity. The interface is crazily easy and I can create any […]

Palestinian Author Jihad Al-Rajabi: Blood of Mujahideen Makes Gaza Soil More Fertile...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Another Palestinian 'intellectual' talking peace... ' So I say: Oh Arabs, oh Muslims, if you want the Lord to provide for you, wage Jihad with your blood, because blood makes the land and soil more fertile. If you want to see trees heavy with fruit, go to Jabal Al-Rais and look at the lemon trees, which have been irrigated with the blood of mujahideen and martyrdom-seekers.' More here http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/4475.htm

US, Ukraine to Conduct Military Exercises in Black Sea on September 8-10: Kiev

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: USS Ross (DDG 71)]The Ukrainian and US navies will take part in joint military drills called “Sea Breeze 2014” on September 8-10 in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. “From 8 to 10 September Ukrainian-American exercises ‘Sea Breeze 2014’ will be conducted in the northwestern part of the Black Sea… The objective of the training is an international operation on establishing and securing maritime safety zone in the crisis area,” the ministry said on its website Friday. Aside from the United States and Ukraine, the exercises will... more »

Graphs at a glance: Government increases the percentage of female police officers! By sacking male officers faster than they sack female officers!!

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 18 hours ago
Question: How do you INCREASE the percentage of women in the police force while DECREASING the number of women in the police force? Answer: You decrease the number of policeMEN faster than you decrease the number of policeWOMEN. For example, if you have 20 women and 80 men, then 20% are women (20 out of a total 100 people). If you reduce the number of men such that you have 20 women and 20 men

As in Libya, So in Syria: The Folly of Interventionism

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*September 7, 2014* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The United States has been inching its way toward intervention in Syria since hostilities began in 2011. From the beginning the US State Department admitted that terrorist armies were waging war against Damascus, but both the US government, its allies in Europe, and prominent media organizations across the West repeatedly claimed that the conflict was not an invasion by multinational terrorist organizations, but rather a “pro-democracy uprising.” Now, years into the conflict, the US is finally at the threshold of direct military interventi...more »

Makers: Escaping the Pull of Big-Business

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*Image: Make Volume 40 - worth reading. It is a guide tobuilding a new paradigm and new local institutions. **September 7, 2014* (LocalOrg) - A popular magazine that should probably be more popular is Make. While this is always subject to change in the future, for the time being, it is actually a magazine that empowers rather than manipulates like its competitors on the news stands. While Popular Mechanics may at one time in the distant past have actually helped people learn more about the world around them and enabled them to change it - it has become more of a clearing house for ... more »

"If you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Another Muslim, this time a Pakistani cricketer, seems to be 'misunderstanding' the Religion of Peace and Tolerance. Ahmed Shehzad was caught saying rather worrying things to the Sri Lanka cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan's. "If you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven." Following Dilshan's inaudible reply, he added: "Then be ready for the fire." More details here http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/29087055 and all around the world.

On Education

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 19 hours ago
I much enjoyed this article by Steven Pinker. An excerpt: It seems to me that educated people should know something about the 13-billion-year prehistory of our species and the basic laws governing the physical and living world, including our bodies and brains. They should grasp the timeline of human history from the dawn of agriculture to the present. They should be exposed to the diversity of human cultures, and the major systems of belief and value with which they have made sense of their lives. They should know about the formative events in human history, including the blunders ... more »

A New Farming Technology That Will Eliminate The Use Of Toxic Herbicides

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
[image: Foto: WHO NEEDS TOXIC HERBICIDES? New experimental technology uses an air compressor and blasts weeds to smithereens with tiny particles of corn cobs without harming the crop. High-speed particles of grit shred the weeds at 100 pounds per square inch of compressed air. “We’ve been getting season-long weed control of about 80 to 90 percent, which isn’t perfect, but most organic farmers would be happy with that amount of weed control,” says Forcella, a USDA Dept. of Agriculture agronomist. The weeds just disappear. No need for herbicide tolerant genetically engineered crops. No... more »

Messages From Higher Self - Somes We..................

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Source: *https://plus.google.com/u/0/116550793025117941917/posts*

Final Cut: Sasha and Heather TCI Interview

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
After several reloads, multiple complications and a gajillion attempts to upload.... here is the finished video of The Collective Imagination radio show with Lisa, Brian and I talking to Sasha Stone and Heather Tucci Jarraf. Sorry for the delays folks... you have no idea how many hours and hours of work went into finally getting this video out to the public!! Love D http://the-one-network.org/the-collective-imagination-relaunch-w-heather-and-sacha/

Naval shortages to leave ships at sea for 9 months

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Brittish warships could soon be at sea for up to nine months at a time because of budget cuts and crew shortages. The Royal Navy is in the grip of a manpower crisis, with a wave of departures leaving its fleets short of sailors. In an attempt to stem the losses, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is spending almost £36m on “golden handcuff” payments to entice experienced engineers and technicians to stay in their jobs for another three years. Chief petty officer engineering technicians, who earn between £43,039 and £44,315, will be paid an additional £24,000 lump sum under the incentive ... more »

Russia dispatches naval force to reopen Arctic base

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Russia staked its claim]Russia on Saturday (Sep 6) sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic that it is reopening to bolster its presence in the region, Russian news agencies reported. Moscow is ramping up its military presence in the pristine but energy-rich region as other countries such as Canada and Norway are also staking claims to access its resources. President Vladimir Putin last year ordered the military to return to a base on the far-Northern New Siberian Islands that was abandoned in 1993. Read more

New submarine technology to allow more women onboard

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Astute class SSN]But some critics fear it will make mixed crews more likely to romp on board. Women have only been ­allowed on subs since 2011 and there are just three officers serving ­beneath the waves – but female ratings will be able to join them soon. Top brass feared high ­levels of dangerous gases on board the vessels could harm unborn babies conceived ­before or during missions. But now the subs are to be fitted with special “clean air” filters to cut the risk. Read more

Moira Herbst : THEATER | Brechtomania!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 22 hours ago
Why Marxist playwright Bertolt Brecht is theater’s hottest old name By Moira Herbst | Portside | September 7, 2014 The playwright, theorist and poet Bertolt Brecht is known worldwide as a giant of modern theater. But until recently, few theaters … finish reading Moira Herbst : *THEATER* | Brechtomania!

Eleven years and six months later, Steve finally gets his wish

Alison at Creekside - 22 hours ago
Finally, eh? A small deployment of 100 "special ops" at first to be sure, but still a significant addition to the ongoing campaign to fund and arm the Mujihadeen, al Qaeda, Al Nusra, ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State, and whoever comes after them next. Blowback. It's a never-ending job. Here John bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran McCain poses with Free Syrian Army rebels in 2013, in photos purportedly released by ISIS . McCain disputes claims these men are IS-related. McCain press secretary : "If the individual photographed with Senator McCain is in fact Mohamed Nour, that is regrettable." "I believe... more »

Oil Theatre

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 22 hours ago
*Tea farms outside Shijhuo.* One of the things you get used to when you live in Taiwan is periodic hand-wringing about the state of the food supply after the periodic discovery that Someone Is Cheating. In this case the Big News is that a supplier to a major firm was using totally tainted oil.... Police and prosecutors also said two underground factories were busted on suspicion of selling processed waste oils - collected from cookers, fryers and grease traps - including to one that supplied leading food oil manufacturer Chang Guann Co. Another factory allegedly recycled grease fro... more »

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

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day 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 closed 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Please distribute this information as widely as possible. Even if it doesn't pan out...it could be because of all the "publicity". *Canadian frigate taking part in **NATO Black Sea provocation**. Hope it's heavily insured.... : /* 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 sup... 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 day ago
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/07/us-scotland-independence-osborne- UK scrambles to promise more powers if Scots reject independence BY KYLIE MACLELLAN LONDON Sun Sep 7, 2014 8:26am EDT 0 COMMENTS - - inShare5 - Share this - - Email - Print [image: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne arrives for a meeting at Number 10 Downing Street in London September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor] Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne arrives for a meeting at Number 10 Downing Street in London September 1, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/LUKE MA... more »

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

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

Mowing the lawn

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

"It May Be..."

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

Legendary Spoken Word Poet Has Kickstarter for New Album

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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, the voice

The Islamic State Is Expanding Into Egypt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
90 Seconds of Truth about Hamas.: http://youtu.be/yOEHvi7qGsk

War what is it good for?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Africa is a Country* ‏@AfricasaCountry 1m "*Ebola* does not spread nearly as easily as Hollywood movies about contagious diseases might suggest."... http://fb.me/1vBkPgdEb The New York Times [image: View this content on The New York Times's website] *Foreign Policy* ‏@ForeignPolicy 21m The *Ebola* outbreak could have been stopped: http://atfp.co/1qwFCol pic.twitter.com/qmWtyrk5O0 [image: Embedded image permalink] *Ebola FAQ* ‏@EbolaFAQ 7h WHO Endorses Use of Ebola Survivors' Blood for Treatment: As the world continue to search for a... http://bit.ly/1rSmNMC #*EbolaOutbrea... more »

Life during wartime: Shelling civilians edition

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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. - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

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