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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9 September - Blogs I'm Following

112:52pm MDST

Outraged at the core

skrashen at Schools Matter - 10 minutes ago
Sent to the Washington Post, September 9, 2014 The Post says that progressives are "uncomfortable with the role of the Gates foundation and new tests associated with the (Common Core) standards" ("Common Core 2.0: Common Core by another name," Sept. 10). Uncomfortable? More accurate would be "outraged." Outraged not only at Gates' role in the Common Core, but also because the Common Core imposes a sequence of standards totally unsupported by research, with no plans to test it. Outraged because the Common Core is requiring more standardized testing than we have ever seen on this ... more »

Did Israeli Soldiers Execute Palestinian Militants During The Gaza War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
Smoke rises in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli strike. Reuters *Did Israel Execute Jihadists In Gaza? -- Jacob Seigel, Daily Beast* While official investigations are stalled, The Daily Beast reveals important new details about the apparent summary execution of Palestinian combatants. GAZA CITY, Gaza—More than a month after The Daily Beast reported evidence suggesting Israeli soldiers carried out the summary execution of six men amid fierce combat in late July, there are no signs that the Israeli government is investigating the matter. It has declined to respond to repeated inquiri... more »

PARCC and SBAC States Agree to Deliver Student-level Data to USDOE

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 58 minutes ago
In September 2010, two assessment consortia “won” federal Race to the Top (RTTT) money for the “design, development, and evaluation of the assessment system” known as Race to the Top Assessment (RTTA): The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). PARCC received $170 million, and […]

Musical Interlude: Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CSFSX-Qh54

Is the U.S. Facing An ‘Unprecedented’ Threat From ISIL Foreign Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CNN Analysts Warn Of ‘Unprecedented’ Threat From ISIL Foreign Fighters -- CNN* CNN security analysts Frances Townsend and Philip Mudd issued a dire warning about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Anderson Cooper’s AC360. “You and I talked about this,” Cooper said to Mudd, “The State Department officials were telling CNN the Obama administration is less concerned about a potential attack by ISIS in the U.S. than it is about the unknown affiliated actor who decides to do something.” “I think I’d be worried about both,” said Mudd, who has worked for the FBI and CIA. “You... more »

The Moreland Commission Re-opens With A New Mandate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
As corrupt as Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Scott Walker and Bob McDonnell Our friends at the Accountability Project are about to launch an investigative news site looking into criminals that run rampant inside of our political system. Any day now. *But*, a staffer there, Cara Dee, put together a pre-launch satirical piece that, in the light of today's primary in New York, seems a complete match for *DWT*. ALBANY, NY-- The independent commission that Gov Cuomo created to investigate and root out corruption reopened today with a new mandate to focus on the activities of 1011 named poli... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Climate Change

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 hour ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

This is not satire

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
No, honest, this really and truly is true. See, from the *Herald*: [image: image] $9 million of your money to develop a *game development fund*. To give to *game developers*. Plus another $3 million over three years for something called a “government chief technology advisor.” If this were truly satire, I’d be stuck coming up with a worthwhile punchline… Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Welfare family to have second

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
Britons are outraged that a Kensington couple who rely on welfare to get by are now having their second child, just a year after their first. “I don’t want to sound harsh, but shouldn’t they be thinking about how they’re going to pay for the first one, before popping out another?” said one furious London resident. *“*This is just another example of benefit cheats taking us for a ride. I’m sorry, having kids is lovely, but don’t expect us taxpayers to fork out to pay for them,” said another. Further investigations have revealed that the father comes from a family where wel... more »

The Islamic State Now Has Active Supporters In 32 Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*ISIS Is Spreading, Experts Warn -- The Hill* Experts say the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is spreading to other countries and inspiring terrorist groups toward greater acts of brutality. ISIS gained global attention in August by beheading two American journalists and is quickly gaining new followers, including al Qaeda's most dangerous affiliate. In a page directly from ISIS's playbook, members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) last month captured 14 unarmed Yemeni soldiers, beheaded them, and then publicized the bloodshed by posting photos and videos onli... more »

How Does The Islamic State Fund Itself

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
STRINGER/IRAQ/REUTERS *How ISIS Funds Its Reign Of Terror -- New York Daily News* *Plain and simple, it's a criminal gang.* It is no wonder that the terrorist group ISIS is now calling itself the “Islamic State.” The group has fashioned a small army out of a mix of foreign and local fighters, established oil refining and trafficking operations, and even collects taxes. Despite longstanding rumors that ISIS has foreign patrons in Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, there is precious little evidence that it ever depended on foreign largess. The group mostly brought i... more »

Jean Trounstine : A moment of restorative justice

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 3 hours ago
While the U.S.criminal justice system offers revenge as its principal method of restitution, families may find better solutions for achieving remorse and true rehabilitation. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | September 9, 2014 It never happens. That’s what … finish reading Jean Trounstine : A moment of restorative justice

Is Turkey Fueling The Islamic State's War Machine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Reuters *Is NATO Ally Turkey Tacitly Fueling the ISIS War Machine? -- Thomas Seibert, Daily Beast* Jihadis transit Turkey to get into the ranks of ISIS, and the Turks buy millions of dollars worth of diesel fuel that the murderers of Foley and Sotloff smuggle out. ISTANBUL, Turkey — The lifeblood of the death-dealing Islamic State is diesel fuel. And the group widely known by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL is filling its war chest with millions of dollars earned by smuggling thousands of tons of of this black gold into neighboring Turkey, according to independent analysts and Turkish ... more »

New InternetMana billboards

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
A series of billboards saying things about which politicians have never resiled would be an excellent resource for this election. ALCP’s Richard Goode has started the ball rolling with this one above, from trendsetter and DotCon icon Laila Harre, uttered in the *Evening Post *in 1987 apropos of not much at all. For young trendsetters who might not get the reference, the *Evening Post *was a late, unlamented newspaper. And Stalin was a late, unlamented genocidal murderer. Coming up next, Annette Sykes laughing and applauding at the September 11 atrocity – “I was laughing, I was ... more »

NBC News/WSJ Poll: U.S. Fear of Terror Attack Soars To 9/11 High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
BREAKING: Fear of terror attack high, NBC News/WSJ poll finds http://t.co/LCBuE1WPz7 Watch @NBCNightlyNews for more. pic.twitter.com/TrQzanKYCp — NBC News (@NBCNews) September 9, 2014 *ISIS Threat: Fear of Terror Attack Soars to 9/11 High, NBC News/WSJ Poll Finds -- NBC* The nation is on edge in the wake of brutal beheadings of journalists by Islamic extremists — with more Americans saying the United States is less safe now than at any point since 9/11, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll shows. The exclusive poll reveals that 47% of Americans believe the country is less sa... more »

New Conservative ad, now with added bonus tracks

Alison at Creekside - 4 hours ago
from me, celebrating Stephen Harper's economic record. Blurb accompanying original Con ad : *We're better off with Harper* "With over 1.1 million net new jobs since the recession, Canada’s economy is on the right track – thanks to the strong leadership of Stephen Harper and Canada’s Conservatives." God bless, now. .

The Hurdles That The White House Must First Face Before Launching Military Operations In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President Obama on Friday. The president was harshly criticized for confessing two weeks ago that he did not have a strategy for dealing with the militants in Syria. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *White House Faces Series of Hurdles for Military Operations in Syria -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — The White House is wrestling with a series of hurdles in preparation for military operations in Syria, including how to train and equip a viable ground force and intervene without aiding President Bashar al-Assad, people briefed on the plans said Tuesday. As President Obama cobble... more »

Hey White People! A message from the kids of Ferguson, MO. If there's anything I can't stand it's mouthy, snotty, sarcastic, in your face, precocious little kids...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*and I don't care what the heck color they are.* What were the makers of this video hoping to accomplish by taping a bunch of little black kids from Ferguson insulting whitey by insisting we're all a bunch of Neanderthals for thinking there's no more racism? A radical far left group called FCKH8 just released this video hoping to sell T-shirts. It was so annoying, I couldn't even watch the whole thing. What a cruel thing to do to these kids who were apparently scooped up off the streets of Ferguson to fling insults at adults. Video producer Marcus Kon comments, “We wanted to give... more »

President Obama Prepares To Order U.S. Airstrikes On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to discuss his plan to combat Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria September 9, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Obama Prepared To Order Airstrikes In Syria As Part Of Strategy Against Islamic State -- Washington Post* President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who h... more »

Was this "new" Ray Rice abuse video really needed for all to know that something terrible happened in that elevator?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Janay and Ray Rice* *"Both the Ravens and the [NFL] said they had not reviewed the footage from inside the elevator prior to Monday. 'We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,' the NFL said in a statement early Monday. 'That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.'"In a later statement, the league indicated the league's revised punishment stemmed from the new video footage."* *-- from Mark Maske's washingtonpost.com report,* "Baltimore Ravens cut Ray Rice... more »

A Timeline On U.S. Military Action Against Islamist Groups With Links To International Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Anti-Taliban fighters watch U.S. bombs explode in the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan in December 2001. The airstrikes were targeting Taliban and al Qaeda operatives in the region. Erik de Castro/Reuters/Landov *Targeting Terrorists With Bombs And Bullets -- Jason Hanna, CNN* The U.S. military is conducting airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS, in part to protect U.S. personnel in the country but also to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces as they tried to repel the group that has brutally captured a swath of the country for what it calls its new Islamic caliphate. The strikes are among... more »

Suicide Attack Decimates The Leadership Of One Of Syria's Rebel Groups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Hassan Abboud (seated) was the head of the political bureau of the Islamic Front alliance *Syria Crisis: Blast Kills Leader Of Ahrar al-Sham Group -- BBC* Hassan Abboud, the leader of the Syrian Islamist insurgents Ahrar al-Sham has been killed with other top commanders in a bomb blast at a meeting. Activists say a suicide bomber detonated a vest in the attack in the north-western town of Ram Hamdan. Ahrar al-Sham is part of the Islamic Front, a coalition of seven Islamist rebel groups. In February, Ahrar al-Sham blamed the rival Islamic State group for an attack which killed sev... more »

What More Bullshit Will Come Out of President Barack Obama's Mouth Tomorrow?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Forty months ago, the Bullshiter-in-Chief said he killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. The truth is that Bin Laden died nearly a decade earlier due to medical reasons. Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Barack Obama will tell yet more lies to the American people and the world. He will try, but will fail, to distance himself and his evil regime from the ISIS terrorist group that not long ago he supported with arms, money, and training in order to illegally overthrow the democratically-elected Syrian government.* An excerpt from, *"US Begins Selling "Syria Intervention" Using I... more »

Did A Russian Military Satellite Explode Over The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The satellite, launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome near Arkhangelsk on May 6, was designed to drop its film in special canisters from space onto Russian territory. samspace.ru *Russia Denies Burn-Up of Military Spy Satellite Over U.S. -- Moscow Times* The Defense Ministry has challenged reports that a Kobalt-M spy satellite reentered the Earth's atmosphere and burnt up over the U.S., potentially leaving Russian military intelligence photos lying in Colorado or Wyoming. On Sept. 3, the American Meteor Society recorded more than 30 eyewitness reports of a slow-moving fireball cross... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Sometimes, you can put some night sky in your art. Captured above Japan earlier this month, a picturesque night sky was photographed behind a picturesque frosted leaf. The reflecting ice crystals on the leaf coolly mimic the shining stars far in the background. The particular background sky on this 48-second wide angle exposure, however, might appear quite interesting and familiar. *Click this extraordinary image for larger size.* On the far left, although hard to find, appears a streaking meteor. Below and to the right of the meteor appears a longer and brighter streak of an airpl... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Thought..."* by Ken Wilber "Thought proceeds in a line, while the real world does not. Thought is sequential, successive, one-dimensional, while the real world presents itself as a multidimensional, simultaneous pattern of infinite variety. Thought presents us with the convincing illusion that the world is multiple, separate and independent things existing out there. As everybody knows, you can’t think of even two or three things at once without being thrown into confusion, and so, to introduce some measure of coherence and order, the thought process, with the help of memory, str... more »

Chet Raymo, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” * by Chet Raymo “One of the wackier ideas to have emerged from modern physics is parallel universes. That's right, folks. This universe that we live in may not be the only universe. There may exist an uncountable number of universes, some nearly identical to this one, others wildly different. Even as you read, zillions of new universes may be blossoming into existence. If these other universes exist, then some of them contain other yous and other mes. How strange those words look on the page: You and me in the plural. There are no such words in the dic... more »

"What Is Consciousness?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"What Is Consciousness?" As Seen On: UniqueDaily.com

Psychology: “Different Bodies, Different Minds: The Handedness Bias”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Different Bodies, Different Minds: * *The Handedness Bias”* by Association for Psychological Science “We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, absorbing information, weighing it carefully, and making thoughtful decisions. But, as it turns out, we're kidding ourselves. Over the past few decades, scientists have shown there are many different internal and external factors influencing how we think, feel, communicate, and make decisions at any given moment. One particularly powerful influence may be our own bodies, according to new research reviewed in the December issue of... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Aztec, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Life Is Never Easy..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Life is never easy for those who dream." - Robert James Waller

"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"* by The DailyOM "Often it takes something major to wake us up as we struggle to maintain an illusion of control. In life, most of us want things to go to the places we have envisioned ourselves going. We have plans and visions, some of them divinely inspired, that we want to see through to completion. We want to be happy, successful, and healthy, all of which are perfectly natural and perfectly human. So when life takes us to places we didn’t consciously want to go, we often feel as if something has gone wrong, or we must have made a mis... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "You Reading This, Be Ready"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"You Reading This, Be Ready"* "Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now? Are you waiting for time to show you some better thoughts? When you turn around, starting here, lift this new glimpse that you found; carry into evening all that you want from this day. This interval you spent reading or hearing this, keep it for life. What can anyone give yo... more »

"Justifying Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Justifying Evil"* "Obviously the present crisis throughout the world is exceptional, without precedent. There have been crises of varying types at different periods throughout history - social, national, political. Crises come and go; economic recessions, depressions, come, get modified, and continue in a different form. We know that; we are familiar with that process. Surely the present crisis is different, is it not? It is different first because we are dealing not with money nor with tangible things but with ideas. The crisis is exceptional because it is in the field of ideati... more »

Restoring Wright Buildings with 3d printing

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House or “La Miniatura”* While everyone has been talking about trying to 3d print houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘textile block’ buildings are being restored for pennies in the pound with 3d printed textured blocks. His Annie Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College—part of a composition of twelve buildings at the South Florida campus designed as a “harmonious whole expressing the spirit of the college free from grandomania:--has had a makeover with the help of 3d-printed textile blocks replacing weathered and aged blocks. The cost to recast Wright... more »

"All Man Can Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“All man can do is lose one life, but also keep in mind that all we have is one life, so that the longest life and the shortest life amount to the same thing. Our only loss is the passing minute which is every man's equal possession for he cannot lose what is already passed nor what he does not possess in the future. Only the present can be lost for this is all that is man's. Also remember that the cycles of the world exhibit the same recurring pattern, so it makes no difference how long you watch them repeat.” - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

He Proudly Added That Although He Worked for BP, He Was Also An Operative for MI6, British Intelligence (Real Story of Why Deepwater Horizon Got Official Shrug in US/GB and Case On Hold As New Contract Awarded)

Poor Chelsea Manning. Nothing stays a secret for long I've always said. (Except maybe the CIA-driven portion (h/t GHWB) of the JFK murder.) After what British Petroleum (BP) has been allowed to get away with as "standard business practices," my guess is that the Fukushima/TEPCO "collaboration" was a done deal before it blew (too). Gotta love those Raygun deregulators more and more every day,

Restoring Wright Buildings with 3d printing

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House or “La Miniatura”* While everyone has been talking about trying to 3d print houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘textile block’ buildings are being restored for pennies in the pound with 3d printed textured blocks. His Annie Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College—part of a composition of twelve buildings at the South Florida campus designed as a “harmonious whole expressing the spirit of the college free from grandomania:--has had a makeover with the help of 3d-printed textile blocks replacing weathered and aged blocks. The cost to recast Wright... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

“Time Is Getting A Wee Bit Short”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Time Is Getting A Wee Bit Short”* by Karl Denninger “I've noticed a few things of late... I'm an observer of people, by and large. I'm the guy who sits and talks with the bartender, or simply sits back and appears to be reading some article on my phone while sipping my Rum & Diet. I peruse dozens of news sources daily, filtering all with a rather jaundiced eye, as most are horribly biased and many are intentionally dishonest. But through all of this I've noted a shift- one that I've seen before, but this time it's more-pervasive, more arrogant, and just generally worse. It's th... more »

"There Is A Twilight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." - Justice William O. Douglas

Public might blame both sides, but holds government responsible for inaction on strike

paul at Paying attention - 6 hours ago
Both sides are losing in the teachers’ dispute. The spin and counter-spin, PR gestures and ad campaigns aren’t moving the parties any closer to a deal. More and more people - as an informal sampling by The Tyee suggested - are sick of both the BCTF and the government. Which means the government is going to have to step in and end the strike. The chances of a negotiated settlement were always tiny. The posturing by both sides and unwillingness or inability even to bargain the key issues has reduced them to about zero. Each side blames the other. But - and it is an enormous but - only on... more »

“Resistance is Futile: The Violent Cost of Challenging the American Police State”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Resistance is Futile: * *The Violent Cost of Challenging the American Police State”* By John W. Whitehead “Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.”—Kristian Williams, activist and author “If you don’t want to get probed, poked, pinched, tasered, tackled, searched, seized, stripped, manhandled, arrested, shot, or killed, d... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Ukraine Civil War And The Involvement Of Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Map: "Novorossiya" and Eastern Ukraine *Putin's New Russia: What the Future May Hold for Eastern Ukraine -- Benjamin Bidder, Markus Feldenkirchen, Marc Hujer and Matthias Schepp, Deutshe Welle * The fragile cease-fire in Ukraine appears to be holding, but President Vladimir Putin still has the upper hand. Increasingly, it looks like he intends to establish a Russian protectorate in eastern Ukraine. In the morning, when he drives from his apartment across from the German Embassy to his office in the Kiev city hall, everything seems normal. Outdoor cafés are humming with activity an... more »

Major foreign corporation with US-military and IDF ties buys a "security and policy institute" at "Allan Rock's university" in Canada's capital

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 7 hours ago
By Denis G. Rancourt BACKGROUND ABOUT ALLAN ROCK'S NAKBA AT uOTTAWA The University of Ottawa was a reputable institution of higher learning in Canada's capital city, before it was taken-over in 2008 by former federal politician and former Canadian Ambassador to the UN Allan Rock. Following his appointment, Rock immediately proceeded to bring in all his own people to run the place in

France Delays Sea Trials Of Russian Warship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*French Sea Trials Of Russian Warship Suspended: Source -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A forthcoming sea trial of a French-built Mistral helicopter carrier due to be delivered to Russia has been suspended for technical reasons, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday. Under pressure from allies, France said last week that it wanted to see whether a ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces held before deciding whether it could deliver the ship as planned on Nov. 1. A nine-day sea trial with Russian sailors on board was due to start on Wednesday. *Read more *...... more »

Lavrov: West may use ISIS as pretext to bomb Syria and Obama speech prime time

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*There is a reason I like Mr Lavrov- Lavrov: West may use ISIS as pretext to bomb Syrian govt forces* The West absolutely is using ISIS as a pretext to justify bombing Syria's army and it's sovereign territory- You have all been reading that from me for a while now. Same as they used ISIS as a pretext for regime change in Iraq... [image: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov adresses to his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop (not pictured) during their meeting in Moscow, September 9, 2014. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)]Sergei Lavrov*Flashback!* August 28/14- *ISIS = Smoke & Mirrors.... more »

When caught lying, Keenan always claim wrong person.

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 7 hours ago
-by GrandeLander (Sept 10, 2014) This article is a follow-up to the fake king (busted Silva) of the Kingdom of Hawaii. He (probably together with Keenan & some others) thought it would be a profitable money making scam. So they hijacked it from the real Hawaiian Kingdom movement. We support all legitimate restoration of nations / kingdoms / freedom all over the world. For more see: *The United States of Hypocrisy - The Stolen Nation of Hawaii FULL LENGTHPublished on Jan 12, 2013Documentary by Ken O'Keefe (2001)Produced by Ken Nichols O'Keefe in early 2001, this is the virtually unk... more »

If it weren’t for the black feather on the floor, I would have thought he was a mirage.

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Robert Fisk knows who this is. Do you? Oh dear God! I am appalled, absolutely appalled, that Karl Sharro (subject of a recent 'Is' post) has just been re-tweeted, approvingly, by the BBC's Jon Donnison (subject of more than 600 recent 'Is' posts). ['Is', of course, standing for 'Is the BBC biased?' rather than 'Islamic State'.] Still, the re-tweet in question... My Robert Fisk parody, which is my favorite post, has dropped from my top ten list for the first time, please help: http://t.co/aGPlxWs1d6 — Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) September 9, 2014 ...takes us a brilliant spoof of the... more »

EU Delays Adopting New Russia Sanctions As It Assesses The Ukraine Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*EU To Assess Ukraine Cease-Fire as New Russian Sanctions Weighed -- Bloomberg* European Union governments tomorrow will reopen discussions about the viability of a cease-fire in Ukraine as the bloc weighs whether to pull the trigger on tougher sanctions against Russia. The scheduled talks in Brussels among diplomats from the 28 member nations follow the EU’s abrupt decision yesterday to put on hold for at least a “few days” a second package of economic penalities against Russia over its encroachment in Ukraine. The delay offered more time to assess the effectiveness of the cease... more »

Ukraine Cease Fire Still Holding

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Fragile Truce Holding in East Ukraine -- Voice of America* A cease-fire seems to held throughout day-time ours in eastern Ukraine, despite sporadic skirmishes and an overnight shelling of the city of Donetsk. Witnesses said Ukrainian positions in the rebel-held city were hit by mortar and rocket fire four times during the night. One woman was injured in the fighting, the Donetsk city council told The Associated Press. Skirmishes have also been reported near the port city of Mariupol. Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said five Ukrainian se... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Post by Dave DG.

Gordon Brown's fiscal profligacy finally outed – Telegraph Blogs

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
' , tax revenues were consistently falling short of spending from about 2002 onwards. These were mostly boom years economically, yet tax revenues repeatedly came in lower than the Government's optimistic, and apparently largely made up, forecasts for them. The fiscal rules were bent and manipulated to ensure compliance. For the five years from 2002/3 onwards, the Government consistently ran a budget deficit of between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent of GDP. As a result overall government debt rose at a time when most industrialised countries were paying theirs down, leaving the UK peculiarly... more »

Thoughts on Scottish independence and the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
What would Scottish independence mean for the BBC (an organisation famously founded by a Scot)? I will admit that, until I was prompted to think about it, the fate of the BBC was pretty low down my priorities when it comes to thinking about the possibility of Scotland becoming independent from the rest of the United Kingdom. Though English, I'm roughly one-thirds Scottish (a Scottish granddad from Glasgow, plus more distant Scots on other ancestral branches), and we holiday in Scotland more than anywhere else, my childhood dog was a tim'rous West Highland called Robbie, I buy a ... more »

Is Henry Cuellar The Worst Democrat In Congress?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Often Democratic acquaintances of mine makes excuses for Blue Dogs and New Dems-- the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- and their horrible voting records vy saying, "but look how red is district is." And sure enough, the 8 most prohibitively Republican districts held by Democrats are all held by Blue Dogs and New Dems with horrible anti-progressive voting records: *•* UT-04- Jim Matheson (PVI- R+16) *•* NC-07- Mike McIntyre (PVI- R+12) *•* GA-12- John Barrow (PVI- R+9) *•* MN-07- Collin Peterson (PVI- R+6) *•* AZ-01- Ann Kirkpatrick (PVI- R+4) *•* AZ-02- Ron Barber (PVI- R+... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- September 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him -- Peter Baker, New York Times* WASHINGTON — When President Obama addresses the nation on Wednesday to explain his plan to defeat Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, it is a fair bet he will not call them the “JV team.” Nor does he seem likely to describe Iraq as “sovereign, stable and self-reliant” with a “representative government.” And presumably he will not assert after more than a decade of conflict that “the tide of war is receding.” As he seeks to rally Americans behind a new military campaign in the Middle East,... more »

The Realist Report - Lenon Honor

John Friend at The Realist Report - 9 hours ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined once again by author, film maker, and musician *Lenon Honor*. Lenon and I will be discussing his book *The 911 Fear-Based Mind Control Program* as we approach the 13th anniversary of the events of 9/11. You can download the entire program *here.* Be sure to visit the shop I set up for *The Realist Report at Cafe Press*, and pick up a Weapon of Mass Deception t-shirt today! Below are relevant links for this program: - *The Truth About September 11th, 2001 (vid)* - *Book Review - The 911 Fear-Based Mind Control Program* ... more »

Top 9 Countries That Send Jihadists To Islamic State

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
' Which countries lead in contributing fighters to the Levant, particularly Iraq and Syria, might surprise you. Using only official statements and credible reports, Business Insider has compiled data to show rising numbers of jihadists from each country: France – 700 U.K. – 400 Germany – 320 Belgium – 250 Australia – 200 Netherlands – 130 Canada – 100 U.S. – 100 Spain – 51 But the numbers are believed to be much higher than confirmed, as high as 3,000 from the top 9 nations. Per capita, however, Belgium is the biggest source of western ISIS recruits.' More here http://www.jewsnew... more »

World News Briefs -- September 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Obama's Islamic State Strategy Draws Global Focus -- Voice of America* LONDON - World leaders will be watching U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday to see how far he has come in developing a strategy to fight the Islamic State group, with particular interest in whether he will be able to bring Middle Eastern countries into the coalition announced in Wales last week. The United States has launched more than 100 airstrikes against the militants in Iraq, supporting local forces and protecting key installations. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* US expands airstrikes* int... more »

Sept. 8: anything happening in Scotland? Nae

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
The Scottish vote on separation from Britain is nearing. And polls are showing the separatists in the lead. The effects on England, militarily, economically and diplomatically, will be serious. And so ends the Union Jack that hung in the front of my grade one class, the one for which we would stand every morning, and say, hands on hearts - "I pledge allegiance to this flag and to the Empire for which it stands." So now, it seems possible the cross of St.Andrew will be ripped out of the flag, a symbol of the last shred of empire. Separation wouldn't really be a turning point. Brita... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*Mike Michaud (left), Paul Lepage (Center) and Eliot Cutler (right) are all running to be Maine's next governor. LePage, the right-wing Republican, is the incumbant* These three are running to be the next governor of Maine. Mike Michaud (Democrat), Paul LePage (Republican) and Eliot Cutler (Independent) are now in the heat of the race. Maine's basically an extraction colony. Lumber, water, fishing, mill towns, hunting and tourism have been the chief money maker for this state. Alot of those jobs are now gone, or faltering like the fish count in the ocean because of rising ocea... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Obama Discussing Islamic State Threat with Key Officials -- Voice of America* President Barack Obama and key officials are meeting Tuesday to discuss how to combat the advance of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as he considers whether to expand airstrikes in the region. Obama is weighing whether to launch aerial attacks over Islamic State strongholds in eastern Syria. He says his goal is "to degrade and defeat" the insurgents. President Obama is meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, the top four congressional leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McC... more »

The Islamic State Declares War Against Twitter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The warning came from the now-suspended account of Al Musra Al Maqdisia, an ISIS-linked group in Israel *ISIS Declares War On Twitter: Terror Group Warns Employees They Will Be Assassinated For Closing Down Islamist Propaganda Accounts -- Daily Mail* * Jerusalem-based group connected to ISIS tweeted threat to Twitter * Called on 'lone wolves' to assassinate employees for closing accounts * Issued specific warning to staff at headquarters in Silicon Valley * The social media site is a key platform for the group's propaganda An ISIS-affiliated group has threatened to assassinate Twitte... more »

Supplemental: Rachel rolls her eyes at Jesus himself!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014Our own entertainment and pablum:* The goodies and parsons of Salem Village were out last night in force. Last night, the parsons and goodies sere focused on the videotape of Ray Rice and Janay Rice. A great deal of moral certainty was widely and dumbly expressed. So it has always been from our many parsons and goodies. Last Friday night, the parsons and goodies were still focused on the trial of Robert McDonnell. Before we look at the dunking McDonnell received from Rachel Maddow, we wanted to mention a couple of pieces from the Washington Post. How... more »

Islamic State Using Captured U.S. And Saudi Weapons To Wage Jihad Across The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Islamic State fighters parade through Raqqa in Syria. The militant on the left holds an American-made M16 assault rifle. Photograph: Reuters *Isis Jihadis Using Captured Arms And Troop Carriers From US And Saudis -- The Guardian* *Obama considers focusing on Isis bases in Syria as study finds jihadis have anti-tank rockets seized from rival rebels there* The jihadi group surging through Iraq and Syria is using large captured US-made weapons and has access to anti-tank rockets supplied by Saudi Arabia to a moderate rebel group, according to a report published on Monday. The study b... more »

Car Bomb Attacks In Iraq 2012 Pt. III

MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
*Car Bomb Attacks In Iraq Jul 2012* *Date* *Location* *Province* *Target* *Dead* *Wounded* Jul 1 Jul 2 Jul 3 Garma Anbar 2 Qahira Baghdad Mosque 1 7 Friha x2 Karbala Shiite pilgrims in market 5 45 Diwaniya Qadisiyah Market 40 96 Jul 4 Zubaydiya Wasit Market 8 23 Jul 5 Mosul Ninewa Police patrol 10 Tikrit Salahaddin 4 Jul 6 Hit Anbar Patrol 2 Jul 7 Jul 8 Jul 9 Jul 10 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul 13 Jul 14 Jul 15 Baquba Diyala Hussieni rituals office 2 9 Jul 16 Balad Salahaddin 6 Jul 17 Jul 18 Jul 19 ... more »

Israel Providing Satellite Imagery And Other Intelligence On Islamic State To The U.S., Turkey, And Arab States

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The launch of Israel's Ofek spy 7 satellite in June, 2007 Photo by Israel Aerospace Industries *Israel Provides Intelligence On Islamic State - Western Diplomat -- Reuters* * Israeli Defence Ministry declines comment * Israel concerned Islamic State could reach its borders JERUSALEM, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Israel has provided satellite imagery and other intelligence in support of the U.S.-led aerial campaign against Islamic State in Iraq, a Western diplomat said on Monday. Once "scrubbed" of evidence of its Israeli origin, the information has often been shared by Washington with Arab ... more »

The Fuller Brush Off

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan. on loan from Ari.) "*I reached this difficult decision after consulting with my family, and deciding that it was in everyone's best interests to put this incident behind us.*" - Judge Mark Fuller, through his lawyer on his "difficult decision" to evade justice for beating his wife. On the same day Michael Brown was getting shot six times for Holding Up His Hands While Black, a white man was savagely beating and kicking his wife in a hotel room at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta. According to the police report, “Immediately upon entering the ro... more »

I "Mickey" NY Shirt

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
When we were in New York last year, we kept seeing these darling Mickey Mouse New York shirts all over the place. We loved them, but unfortunately for whatever reason, we couldn't find one in my daughter's size. When we got home one of the first things I did was sit down to make her one. I made this shirt using a Cricut Explore, I actually don't personally own the machine but was using a friend's. It was a fun to use machine and I love some of the easy features it has. This particular tutorial is for most of the basics, we will get more in depth in later ones. You will need: -... more »

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice In China To Prepare For Obama Visit. Trade Barbs With Chinese Officials Over Jet Intercepts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L), shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing September 9, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool *U.S., China Security Leaders Trade Barbs Over Jet Maneuvers -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Top U.S. and China security officials traded accusations this week over what the United States said was China's intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane near the southern island province of Hainan. U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, on a three-day visit to Beijing, told several senior Chinese... more »

Psychiatry Is A FRAUD: Vaccine Fraud? What About Psychiatric Fraud? Staggering!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
For the longest time, I and others in what I call the "real truth movement" have been working hard at exposing the fraud of vaccinations.... It is a fact that vaccines absolutely do NOT work, and in fact the vaccines that the criminals in our Pharmaceutical industry have been dispensing on gullible victims works to weaken our immune systems and in fact cause severe neurological and physical disorders due to the poisonous chemicals that they contain.... It is frightening to watch as people act as dumb ass sheep and blindly and gullibly line up to take vaccines in their bodies... I ha... more »

Boko Haram Is Carving Out A Caliphate In Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Killing And Preaching, Nigerian Militants Carve Out 'Caliphate' -- Voice of America/Reuters* GOMBE, NIGERIA — First comes the killing, then the preaching. Islamist Boko Haram militants carrying automatic rifles and machetes roar into northeast Nigerian towns or hamlets in columns of pickup trucks and motorbikes and fire at all adult men they see. They often finish them off with knives. When they have hoisted their black flag inscribed with Koranic verses over government offices or the local emir's palace, they tell the surviving women they will marry them and “live in peace,” ac... more »

3 Russian Fighter Jets Buzz A Canadian Frigate In The Black Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Russian Military Planes Buzzed HMCS Toronto In Black Sea -- CBC News * HMCS Toronto left Halifax for Black Sea in late July Russia's military acted in an "unnecessarily provocative" manner when its aircraft circled a Canadian ship in the Black Sea on Sunday, says Canada's minister of national defence. "The acts perpetrated by Russia were unnecessarily provocative and are likely to increase tensions further," said Rob Nicholson in a written statement, saying it did not matter if the aircraft circling HMCS Toronto had posed no threat. *Read more *.... *More News On Russian Jet... more »

10 Signs That ISIS is a Scripted Psyop

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
*Scripted Oddities Portray ISIS As "James Bond" of Terrorism* Bernie Suarez Has the ISIS psyop calmed down a bit? Before it dies out let's examine some incredible ironies and oddities surrounding CIA's ISIS. After all, the ISIS psyop deserves a thorough analysis from every angle, so I thought it appropriate to outline for the sake of humanity. Hopefully, humanity can use the ISIS psyop as a tool for the final or further awakening. It may be wishful thinking, but it is worth exposing every crack and corner of this psyop and let government know that we are not going for it this time... more »

MH17 Truth deep sixed in return for Ukraine Ceasefire?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*MH17 shot down by air-to-air gunfire...Who did it? Why?* I believe the MH17 report released this morning constitutes a term of the recent peace agreement forged by Putin and Poroshenko. I believe Putin had information/evidence directly implicating the Ukraine government in the shoot down which he traded for Poroshenko’s sign on to the peace agreement. This happened during a phone conversation between Putin and Poroshenko last week just before the Friday ceasefire. Interestingly, Putin called Poroshenko while flying over Siberia. He was also in the air on the phone during the a... more »

Could November Prove To Be A Wipeout For Kansas Republican Extremists?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Kansas has been nearly a one party state for a very long time. Ravaged by the Republican Party's Great Depression, Kansans voted for Franklin Roosevelt in 1932 (against Hoover) and in 1936 (against Alf Landon, their former governor). After that they went back to their innate conservatism, backing Wendell Willkie against Roosevelt in 1940 and Thomas Dewey against Roosevelt in 1944. There have been 17 presidential elections since then and the only time Kansas voted for a Democrats was in 1964 when they backed LBJ over Goldwater 54.09- 45.06. In 2012 Kansas was one of the only states ... more »

Just Repeating "Syrian Moderate Opposition" Won't Magically Make Their Presence On The Ground A Reality; U.S./Western Propaganda Against Assad Has Been A Key Factor For The Growth of ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 hours ago
*President Obama: "Assad must go." Caliph Baghdadi: "Yes, yes, we can, Mr. Obama. Give us some time."* Excerpts from, *"Why Fight ISIS? And How Fight ISIS When There Are No Allies?"* by 'b' of Moon of Alabama, September 9, 2014: *"Western" propaganda tales about the Syrian government "slaughtering Sunnis" - even when the majority of the government was and is Sunni - never made sense.* *But such claims, repeated over and over again together with empty words about "freedom" and "democracy" helped to mobilize an exceptional force of foreign fighters that has now joined ISIS.* . . . T... more »


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 13 hours ago

Ebola Spreading Exponentially In West Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ebola Will Infect Thousands More People In Liberia Within Weeks, Says WHO -- The Guardian/Reuters* UN agency says conventional measures to control deadly virus are not working, with patients overflowing new clinics Ebola is spreading fast in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks, the World Health Organisation has said. "Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially," the WHO said in a statement on Monday. The organisation noted that motorbike and regular taxis a... more »

Herding Cats

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Surprisingly its much easier to herd humans, cows, dogs and sheep. Wow do I get my honorary doctorate in Anthropology now? The cats are getting fatter and the masters of psych ops are getting thin. Its going to be chaotic for sure but I see a new world where the advance of technology is not a weapon but an equalizer and those with a big obsolete armory are going to fight hard

Dutch Preliminary Report On The Downing Of Malaysian Flight MH17 Released

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*MH17 Crash: Dutch Experts Say Numerous Objects Hit Plane -- BBC* Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air after being hit by "objects" that "pierced the plane at high velocity" in July. The new report also said there was "no evidence of technical or human error". Correspondents say this matches claims that MH17 was hit by missile shrapnel. Investigators relied on cockpit data, air traffic control and images, as the crash site in eastern Ukraine remains too dangerous to access amid fighting between government troops and rebels. The plane was flying fro... more »

Are U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq Only Escalating The Sectarian Conflict?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter moves into position while firing into Baretle village (background), which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir, on the edge of Mosul September 8, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah *Iraq's Shi'ite Militia, Kurds Use U.S. Air Strikes To Further Own Agendas -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives. Some had brought spades to help dig up the mass grave near Suleiman Beg after the... more »

Florida Newspaper Touts “Smart Meters”, Ignores Scientific Data

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Image Credit: StopSmartMeters.org James F. Tracy In a recent editorial, “Smart-Meter Phobia Sad, But Don’t Cut Power,” the *Palm Beach Post* hyped safety claims of Florida Power and Light / Next Era Energy accompanying the utility’s statewide “smart meter” deployment while condemning the roughly 6,000 Florida households that have declined such technology. The *Post* often weighs in on regional and state affairs with a discriminating editorial voice. In this instance, however, the paper’s editorial staff has chosen to ignore hard scientific data that clearly lay out the health-r... more »

Do I suck and blow whishing for Scottish Independance?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
When it comes to Quebec I see the elephant in an entirely different way. To keep the cognitive dissonance from the door I implore some defense of my position. British Torys are ISIS while the current Canadian tea conservatives are merely Taliban. Canada has a long history of true Federalism. The roots of white Euros are not deep in Canada. PET was our PM and his son Justin seems to be carried along by a true democratic wave to be the next one. I have to say and is that poor writing in every way. I would not mind a independent Quebec in an EU type open border establishment. In fact ... more »

Small Business Ownership In America Is At An All-Time Low

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Michael Snyder According to the Federal Reserve, the percentage of American families that own a small business is at the lowest level that has ever been recorded. In a report that was just released entitled "Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances", the Federal Reserve revealed that small business ownership in America "fell substantially" between 2010 and 2013. Even in the midst of this so-called "economic recovery", small business ownership in America has now fallen to an all-time low. If the economy truly was healthy, t... more »

Wherein right-wing blogs become as disgustingly obnoxious as left-wing blogs...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*knocking them off my reading list.* I rarely take the time to leave comments on a blog post with which I disagree. I figure it's their blog and they are free to say anything they want. If, after time, I disagree with them too often, I just quit going there. Simple. I also don't like to see blog administrators continually berate and belittle their commenters. If the comment was so horrible (such as those left by my troll, hence the comment moderation), they should not be approved. So when a blog administrator purposely allows a comment they disagree with, and then attacks the ... more »

Ebola: Making Disease Profitable

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
*Experimental Vaccines* GSK Fast-tracked into clinical trials CFR Council on Fake Realities Vaccine Created Outbreaks? MAP GSK’s Ebola vaccine to begin US clinical trials in weeks Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week Ebola Vaccine to Get Human Trial for the First Time Clinical Trials Ebola Vaccine Studies Ebola Experimental Vaccine for Prevention of Ebola Virus Infection Vaccine Exemption Forms *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

More Real History Revealed: DNA Evidence Proves Jack The Ripper Was Indeed Insane Jew Aaron Kosminski !

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
In my search for the real truths about our history, I have come across some amazing articles and reports that show that much of our history has been purposely hidden to hide the facts that the most evil criminal "Chosen Ones" are responsible for some of the most heinous crimes committed.... One major example is the murderer known as "Jack The Ripper" who for years has been speculated as being an insane Jewish immigrant known as Aaron Kosminski. We have had the stories about exactly who Jack the Ripper actually was polluted over the years by wild stories that he was possibly a m... more »

NATO- Global Terrorizer & Pepe catches up to Penny on NATO's jihadists Russian threat

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*It's NATO news day today! * *Updated with that much anticipated MH-17 report- scroll down* *NATO accounts for most of the planetary military spending* -The stats speak entirely for themselves. For NATO to portray Russia as a threat is the height of absurdity. This narrative only serves one group and that is NATO The article linked is from February of this year. Cuts to NATO spending will now be reversed, thanks to the Russian ‘threat’ meme pushed on the population for the purpose of management of perception, as peace becomes passe * The combined defense expenditures of all NAT... more »

They Just Keep Saying ISIS Is Going to Attack America’s Electric Grid

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Melissa Melton Leading into another 9/11 anniversary, the normal al Qaeda scarefest is nowhere to be found. This year’s fearmongering is all about ISIS, and September started by taking the rhetoric up a notch. Back in August, it was all about how ISIS is tremendously well-funded and like nothing the Pentagon had ever seen and another 9/11 was on the way. Then we were told an ISIS terror attack on American streets is highly likely; so likely, in fact, that an Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border alert was released featuring the possibility that ISIS groups operat... more »

Serve and Protect is Now “Search and Destroy”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Lily Dane Anyone who has been paying attention is aware that we have a growing domestic terrorism problem here in America. And by domestic terrorism, I mean our militarized police departments. Here’s how the FBI defines domestic terrorism, from their website: “Domestic terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics: - Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; - Appear intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; - Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S. Indeed, uniformed thugs pol... more »

U.S. Using Heavy Bombers To Attack Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
B-1B bombers deployed to Al-Ubeid Airbase in Qatar probably carried out the airstrikes in Iraq. Source: US Air Force *US Heavy Bombers Carry Out More Strikes In Iraq -- IHS Jane 360* US heavy bombers - probably Rockwell B-1B Lancers - have carried out a second series of airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq. The bombers' participation was revealed by a 7 September US Central Command (CENTCOM) statement, which said the air operation had targeted Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL) forces around Al-Hadithah Dam, aimed at preventing then seizing the da... more »

My friend Michael Collins writes beautiful, well researched articles from time to time, and this one couldn't be more timely. Here he explains why the Ukrainian government and its armed forces are both on the verge of collapse due to incompetent government and the militia of the Russian speaking people of the Donetsk Peoples Republic that they have been attacking (NOT a Russian invasion). It is now possible that Ukraine may become a failed state and, if so, Washington will have to find a new story line for its failed effort to place NATO missiles on the Ukraine-Russian border.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 15 hours ago
------------------------------ *OpEdNews Op Eds 9/4/2014 at 08:14:54* Fascists Units and Regular Army Head for Kiev-Maidan Anti Gov Protests *By Michael Collins (about the author)* Permalink opednews.com*Headlined to H1 9/4/14* Right Sector Thugs at Maidan in February (image by WikiCommons) Ukraine may be headed for another round of Maidan Square protests that dwarf those seen in February. Regular army soldiers and special fascist *punisher* battalions are leaving the battle field with a very bad attitude toward the government of United States puppet, President Petro Poroshenko. ... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014Part 2—When pundits began chasing mammon:* In the street-fighting class of 1969, we kids had a lot of on our plates. There were the usual academic pursuits. Beyond that, we were busy stopping a war—and it was youngsters like Jacob Weisberg we were trying to help. For all posts in this award-winning series, click here. Seventeen years later, Weisberg was a senior at Yale. By that time, the young people didn’t have to spend their time devising plans to avoid the draft. They were able to focus on the things that truly matter! In Weisberg’s case, this led h... more »

Is Counter-Insurgency Making A Comeback In U.S. Foreign Policy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*America’s Resumption Of ‘The Long War’ -- Michael Gerson, Washington Post* As the United States pivots back to the Middle East — in belated recognition that its enemies never pivoted from their intention to establish a territorial expression of radical Islamism — President Obama is more likely to change his policy than to change his rhetoric. We are more likely, in other words, to see “boots on the ground” in Iraq (already more than 1,000 troops are in supportive roles) than we are to hear an admission that the administration’s foreign policy approach has shifted. Obama now wants... more »

Islamic State’s Destruction Of Iraq’s Yazidi Community

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Amnesty International recently released a report “Ethnic Cleansing On A Historic Scale: Islamic State’s Systematic Targeting of Minorities In Northern Iraq,” which added new detail to the mass killings and imprisonment of Yazidis in Iraq’s Ninewa province. The Islamic State (IS) attacked the Sinjar area early on the morning of August 3, 2014. The Kurdish peshmerga withdrew without telling the local Yazidis leaving them to fend for themselves. Immediately after the fall of the area there were stories that IS was carrying out massacres and kidnapping women. Amnesty’s paper has docum... more »

Movie Idea

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
So, lately (or since forever) there are a lot of movies out where some young guy finds out that he's "the chosen one" and he has to save his people (or the world, or the universe) from some evil threat. The threat is "evil" because it is. It does bad things because it is bad. It is going to kill a lot of people. In the interests of feminism, they're starting to have super-skilled female characters who are (at first) greater warriors than the male lead, but fate is destiny and they resign themselves to second-banana status. (Besides, they also fall head-over-heels in love with the h... more »

President Obama's Strategy To Combat The Islamic State Will Cost $5 Billion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
US President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Reuters *It Will Cost Taxpayers $5 Billion To Help Obama Create An ISIS Strategy -- Zero Hedge* We can hear the narrative now... how can Congress turn down *President Obama's demands for $5 billion to pay for a 'counter-terrorism' fund that could be used to support operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria*... if they do, are they not supporting terrorism? As The Hill reports, White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterr... more »

A Teachout Moment

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 16 hours ago
I'm going to break my own self-imposed rule of never endorsing a political candidate by urging my New York readers who are registered Democrats to go to the polls today to vote for anti-corruption candidate Zephyr Teachout, and her running mate, net neutrality advocate Tim Wu. Teachout is challenging Andrew Cuomo, a Democratic governor so corrupt that even the *New York* *Times* refused to endorse him in the primary. It also refused to endorse Teachout, a Fordham University law professor and one-time manager of Howard Dean's campaign, but only on grounds of her alleged political ine... more »

Middle East Commedians Use 'Black Humor' To Explain The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Middle East Comedians Respond To Islamic State Violence With Black Humor -- Passport/Foreign Policy* In a recent comedy skit on Palestine's Al-Falastiniya TV station, three men dressed as Islamic State soldiers lean against their jeep in the countryside and tell a passing car to pull over. After reminiscing with the Lebanese driver about their time in Beirut listening to pop music and hanging out with local girls, they shoot the driver dead for misremembering how many times to bow when entering a mosque. In Lebanon, the popular, satiric Ktir Salbe Show recently released a sketch... more »

Is Jordan Next On The Islamic State's List Of Territories To Conquer?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Why Obama Needs A Strategy For Saving Jordan -- James Jay Carafano, National Interest* President Obama’s recent press conference sparked a firestorm of concern over the state of his strategy for dealing with ISIS. But ISIS isn’t the only Middle East challenge deserving some well-thought-out “strategery.” The administration also needs to craft a solid, sustainable plan for supporting the people of Jordan. On the surface, the fate of Jordan may not appear to be of vital interest to the United States. But American strategists would be unwise to be indifferent to the country’s fate. ... more »

Ebola Updates ( September 9 , 2014 ) - As Ebola continues to spread in West Africa , the West waits and wonders how far the scourge may extend ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
*Patrick Dollard* ‏@PatDollard 5m *Ebola* Spreading 'Exponentially' As Patients In 'Fruitless Search For Medical Care' http://is.gd/USKnjw http://fb.me/6HZXwT8eO *RT* ‏@RT_com 10m #*Ebola* scare: US air marshal attacked with syringe in Nigeria’s Lagos Airport http://on.rt.com/9x5oqq pic.twitter.com/BCQJW3W3HV [image: Embedded image permalink] - *Reuters Africa* ‏@ReutersAfrica 54m Senegal tracks route of Guinea student in race to stop #*Ebola* http:// af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKBN0H414B20140909 … *Nigeria Newsdesk* ‏@NigeriaNewsdesk 3h *EBOLA*: NMA rejects ... more »

Democrats Shut Down The Republican Party Filibuster On Citizens United, But That Fight Is Far From Won

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
If you signed any of the pathetic Democratic Party petitions yesterday to "tell Congress to overturn *Citizens United*, you can be sure yopu will be hit up for cash by corrupt Democratic conservatives like Steve Israel and Debbie Wasserman Schultz and that your e-mail address will be widely shared and sold and that you will wish you have never signed a petition that isn't troll Congress anything anyway. Two extremist billionaires and their right-wing Supreme Court are trying to hijack our democracy-- and this could be our last chance to stop them. The U.S. Senate is voting TODAY ... more »

The Smell Of Desperation

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://notesfromachair.com/ If you want to really know what's driving the Harperites these days, Devon Black writes, consider the tactics they are using: Twice in the last three months, Conservatives have sent individuals into Liberal events in the hopes of deliberately instigating missteps — while secretly recording the whole thing for release later. The latest example concerns retired general Andrew Leslie, who criticized Israel's tactics in Gaza, but who also recognized Israel's right to defend itself: So, every nation... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*UK: 'I went to private school - but I can't afford the same for my children'* *Middle-class families are being pushed out of private schools as the fees increase by 20 per cent in five years* “The ‘meet the parents’ evening at a friend’s private school was a wine and cheese night – but with Heston Blumenthal’s cheesemaker. The kids go on holidays on their private yachts, the ski trip is in Whistler in Canada. Do you want to be constantly saying to your child, ‘I’m really sorry darling, you can’t go to the Amazon to study the rainforest because we just can’t afford it’?” Charlo... more »

It Got Them Killed - John Belushi Demonstrates How Chicago Works

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
It Got Them Killed - John Belushi Demonstrates How Chicago Works from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"These people don't appreciate comedy" - Mae Brussell* From John Belushi's final film, Continental Divide (1981) *John Belushi* *1949 - 1981* Cause of Death: Non-consensual Injection of Speedball and Mocking Iran-Contra in 1981 Likely Suspects: The FBI, DEA, Col. Oliver North & The National Security Council, "The Secret Team". "So if you think that Belushi was not overly-political, forget it... One of the movies that Belushi was about to make was a comedy about the FBI and drug sm... more »

Peace with Poetry: Ferguson Poet Asks Police to Think

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 18 hours ago
*Twenty-two year old Marcellus Buckley uses the spoken word to counter the mainstream narrative about the Ferguson uprising. * *The People vs The Police - by Marcellus Buckley* *We the people of the United States holds congress to their word,* *They should do the same to their officers who are supposed to protect and serve,* *How can we put our trust in someone who pushes us down when we are hurt?* *Instead of lending a hand they call us monkeys like caged animals only treating us worst,* *Singing oh we got what we deserved,* *A trainee want to be with poison from the devil hi... more »

You are not powerless

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago

Warning Sign.......

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

GAIA PORTAL: Supremacy of Higher Light transformations remains a constant as Gaia arises in consciousness

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
*Supremacy of Higher Light transformations remains a constant as Gaia arises in consciousness* by ÉirePort  Supremacy of Higher Light transformations remains a constant as Gaia arises in consciousness. Separation of lower vibrationals from Gaia ascendant occurs via quantized steps. *Lower vibrationals can not subsist with Gaia ascendant and are being left behind* *[retired and re-located for future growth opportunities might be more accurate, nobody gets left behind... -AK] *as Hue-Beings and hu-beings travel the ascendant path. Extraneous constructs fall rapidly as currents ri... more »

Georgia Cop Kills Woman He Met Online, Sets Body on Fire

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 19 hours ago
In a gruesome story out of Atlanta where lax screening procedures and psychopathic personalities intersected, a local police officer was arrested last week on murder charges. Tahreem Zeus Rana is currently being held for the murder of Vernicia Woodard who was shot multiple times and her body then set on fire. Rana was apprehended at the Atlanta airport while in the process of fleeing the country to India via Mexico. According to news reports, Rana had met Woodward online likely for the purpose of having sex with her. Something must have gone badly wrong because he then took the v... more »

Obama Shanks Hispanics in the Back to Save Slimy Democrats

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 19 hours ago
El Presidente hit the Sunday morning television propaganda circuit to explain his announcement that he would take no action on immigration reform until after the November elections. Obama caved in to pressure by feckless Democrats who are facing a shellacking in two months at the polls by postponing his promised executive action until after the votes have been counted. It is a sleazy piece of work by the snake oil salesman in chief, the latest of many. It is yet another sign of just how quickly that he and the Democrats will take a dump on their base whenever it comes to protecti... more »

Obama's Former Chief Economist Calls For An End To US Dollar Reserve Status

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-08/obamas-former-chief-economist-calls-end-us-dollar-reserve-status Obama's Former Chief Economist Calls For An End To US Dollar Reserve Status Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/08/2014 16:51 -0400 Authored by Jared Bernstein, originally posted Op-Ed at The NY Times, There are few truisms about the world economy, but for decades, one has been the role of the United States dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It’s a core principle of American economic policy. After all, who wouldn’t want their currency to be the one that foreign banks and gover... more »

Plugging in what was Unplugged

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
We have spoken a few times over the past couple of weeks about the various "DOings" that we have been working on over the past year and a half. "Work" that has taken place on perceived "other planes of existence" or dimensions or "realities". .... and yes, we are working on compiling some of the skype room conversations that discuss these past events. Yesterday afternoon Lisa, Brian and I pre-recorded The Collective Imagination show (to be released today), and we spoke about this work that has been done and is being done, in these realms of what we perceive to be "unseen"...... .... more »

US Air Marshall stabbed with syringe in Nigeria - fears of Ebola prompt quarantine of the air marshall , no symptoms so far ...... Crazy Times !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/09/us-air-marshal-stabbed-syringe-lagos-airport-nigeria-ebola-fears [image: Lagos airport, Nigeria] Women leaving Lagos airport wearing face masks and gloves. Ebola has spread to Nigeria. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images A US air marshal was attacked with a syringe at Lagos airport in Nigeria and has been taken to a US hospital, the FBI said on Monday. It was not known what was in the syringe when its contents were injected into the on-duty marshal, whose name has not been given and is in hospital in Houston. The incident on Sunday... more »

Bohr, Heisenberg, Landau wouldn't find QBism new

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
David Mermin posted the text of his talk Why QBism is not the Copenhagen interpretation and what John Bell might have thought of it (arXiv + video) that he gave in Vienna 3 months ago. The conference was dedicated to John Bell and the 50th anniversary of his theorem. I agree with many statements that Mermin is making (and was making, in recent years) about the foundations of quantum mechanics. But that's not the case of some of the focal points in this talk. First, I don't think that John Bell was such an important physicist that we should spend too much time with speculations what... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Vangelis, “Alpha” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jG--3elufo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“This beautiful, bright, spiral galaxy is Messier 64, often called the Black Eye Galaxy or the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy for its heavy-lidded appearance in telescopic views. M64 is about 17 million light-years distant in the otherwise well-groomed northern constellation Coma Berenices. In fact, the Red Eye Galaxy might also be an appropriate moniker in this colorful composition of narrow and wideband images. *Click image for larger size.* The enormous dust clouds obscuring the near-side of M64's central region are laced with the telltale reddish glow of hydrogen associated with star fo... more »

Ukraine situation Updates ( September 9 , 2014 ) -- EU adopts new sanctions against Russia to come into force in 'next few days' ...... State of play from the EU political front .... MH 17 Preliminary Report due September 9 , 2014 ..... Hagel not aware of any secret deals to arm Kiev ......Russia to test new nuclear sub ICBM September 10 , 2014 ... EU Sanctions against Russia delayed until September 11 , 2014 ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
Reuters..... Dutch Safety Board says MH17 broke apart due to external factors AMSTERDAM Tue Sep 9, 2014 4:12am EDT 1 COMMENTS - - inShare3 - Share this - - Email - Print [image: Members of a group of international experts inspect wreckage at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin] Members of a group of international experts inspect wreckage at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village... more »

China Has A New High-Tech Missile That Can Reach A Major US Base In Guam

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: DF-26 MRBM]National Security Advisor Susan Rice is in China this week, discussing recent sticking-points in trans-Pacific relations with her counterparts in Beijing, chief among them a mid-August confrontation between a U.S. surveillance plane and a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea. There's a lot for U.S. and Chinese security officials to talk through, from problematic Chinese territorial claims to alleged state-backed hacking of American government computer systems. One item that could be on the menu for the talks has to do with a newly-confirmed Chinese missi... more »

US Navy chief: Surveillance will continue

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: J-11 Flanker-B]The US' top naval officer said his country will not stop or reduce its reconnaissance near the Chinese coast but added that a recent air incident should not define the US-China relationship. Speaking in Washington on Monday, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, chief of US naval operations, said of such incidents, "I am concerned it will happen in the future." He was talking about the Aug 19 close encounter between a Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy fighter jet and a US Navy reconnaissance airplane about 200 km off China's Hainan Island. Read more

Russia’s Air Force not dependent on foreign-made components

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: PAK FA (T-50)]Russia’s Air Force does not depend on foreign components, United Aircraft Corporation CEO Mikhail Pogosyan said on Monday. “Clearly, our military aviation must not depend on foreign supplies, and we are pursuing this policy now,” he said. In civil aviation, the share of domestically-made components is 50% “This figure is higher when aircraft are upgraded. This [growth] happens faster now,” Pogosyan said. Read more

Engine issues mean China can't power J-15, J-16 fighters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: J-16 Red Eagle]China is unable to produce advanced fighters such as the J-15 and the J-16 in large numbers because it lacks the proper engines to power the aircraft, according to the Moscow-based Military-Industrial Courier on Sept. 8. According to Kanwa Defense Review, a magazine operated by military analyst Andrei Chang, also known as Pinkov, China is not even capable of producing J-11B fighters due to problems with Shenyang Liming Aircraft Engine Company's WS-10A engine. Similar problems led the People's Liberation Army Navy to cancel their plans to install the WS-10A i... more »

Deckhouse for stealthy destroyer arrives at BIW

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
A composite deckhouse for the second Zumwalt-class destroyer has arrived at Bath Iron Works in Maine. The deckhouse and helicopter hangar built at a shipyard in Mississippi arrived by barge on Friday. The structure will house radar and sensors, along with the bridge and combat operations center. The 900-ton deckhouse will eventually be hoisted onto the hull of USS Michael Monsoor, the second of three of the stealthy ships that are being built at Bath Iron Works. Read more

Russia Denies 'Provocative Maneuver' Over Canadian Warship

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: HMCS Toronto]Canada's Defense Ministry has accused Russian military aircraft of flying over one of its frigates involved in a NATO mission in the Black Sea, in what it described as an "unnecessarily provocative" maneuver. "While the Russian military aircraft that circled the HMCS Toronto did not in any way pose a threat to the Canadian ship, their actions were unnecessarily provocative and risk escalating tensions even further," Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said Monday in an online statement. A Russian Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed that two Russian aircraft... more »

Ari Lesser nails Hamas and it's foolish Western supporters

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
http://youtu.be/smx1g3htAzY Anyone who screams "we are all Hamas now" and all BBC & Channel 4 'journalists' should watch this video. Ari Lesser is becoming rather a good thing!

The Poet: Arthur O’Shaughnessy, "Music and Moonlight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Music and Moonlight"* "We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone seabreakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world forever, it seems… We, in the ages lying In the buried past of the earth, Built Ninevah with our sighing, And Babel itself in our mirth; And o’erthrew them with prophesying To the old of the new world’s worth; For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth." - Arthur O’Shaughnessy, "Music and Moonlight" (1874)

Russia: Two Strategic Bombers Reportedly Practice Nuclear Missile Strikes Against U.S.

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Tu-95 Bear]Two Russian strategic bomber jets reportedly practiced cruise missile attacks against targets in the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials said appeared to occur around the same time that the NATO summit in Wales was held on Thursday and Friday, according to a report in the Washington Free Beacon. As part of a recent training mission, the pair of Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying over the Labrador Sea last week in the northern Atlantic Ocean near Iceland, Greenland and Canada's northeast. Analysis of the flight indic... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 22 hours ago
*Global Temperature Update – No global warming for 17 years 11 months* By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Great Pause has now persisted for 17 years 11 months. Indeed, to three decimal places on a per-decade basis, there has been no global warming for 18 full years. Professor Ross McKitrick, however, has upped the ante with a new statistical paper to say there has been no global warming for 19 years. Whichever value one adopts, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a “climate crisis” caused by our past and present sins of emission. Taking the least-square... more »

Home-built submarines deemed too expensive, too risky

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Collins class SSK]Building a new fleet of submarines in Australia would be too risky and too expensive, the Abbott government has concluded. Instead, the government is considering buying “off-the-shelf” options from Japan and Germany, with Japan’s Soryu- class boat the frontrunner. As well as the risk and cost of building the submarines on home soil, such a project would require big infrastructure spending, whereas Japan has an established production line. Read more

"Always Been Sane..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. Indigenous humans have always been sane because they have always been mystic. They permit the twilight." - G. K. Chesterton

Paulo Coelho, “Change and Renewal”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Change and Renewal”* by Paulo Coelho “When winter arrives, the trees must sigh in sadness as they see their leaves falling. They say: ‘We will never be like we were before.’ Of course. Or still, what is the meaning of renewing oneself? The next leaves will have their own nature, they pertain to a new summer that approaches and which will never be like the one that passed. Living means changing– and the seasons repeat these lessons to us every year. Changing means going through a period of depression: we still don’t know the new and we have to forget everything we used to know. Bu... more »

Scottish independence: Pro-Union parties to back Scotland powers timetable - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
The news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29113547 that British politicians from all Westminster parties are desperately promising to give Scotland even more preferential treatment so as to keep themthe in the Union does not please me. Maybe the English taxpayers who will have to pay for this extra subsidy without having much, if any, of a say in how it is spent are tired of being told what to do by a load of Scottish MPs who vote on English and Welsh legislation without English MPs being able to vote on entirely Scottish legislation.

An odd turn of phrase from Roy Hodgson after last night's Euro 2016 qualifier victory over Switzerland

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'... we had several chances to aggravate the scoreline before Danny Welbeck's second.' Aggravate the scoreline? According to the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/28694395

Happy Anniversary, Richard Nixon... And America

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Roland and I are spending September watching every episode of *Breaking Bad* on the wall of his living room. I never watched it before and we just finished sea on one… pretty heavy. Roland says I ain't seen nothing yet. The other thing we're both doing this month is finishing our copies of Rick Perlstein's epic history, The Invisible Bridge. We can't ready it together but we talk about it before and after *Breaking Bad* everyday. We approach it from very different backgrounds. When Reagan was is office, Roland was between 8 and 16 in Maine and Reagan was a kind of hero to him. Reag... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Thanks for stopping by.

Murray Polner : The Ukranian mess: Where are the skeptics?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
is this another replay of the Vietnam and Iraq eras when our mass media merely echoed government spokespeople? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | September 9, 2014 Poor Katrina van den Heuvel and husband Stephen Cohen, she the … finish reading Murray Polner : The Ukranian mess: Where are the skeptics?

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Thanks for stopping by.

Archaelogy: "The Mysterious Megaliths of New England"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Mysterious Megaliths of New England"* By Paul Tudor Angel "Located in the heart of modern-day New England stand sites of such great antiquity; sites so enigmatic, so sophisticated and seemingly inexplicable, serious scientists and archaeologists have denied their study because of their monumental implications: it would force them to throw away their preconceived notions about the achievements of ancient man into the historical garbage can. Mystery Hill, the Upton Cave, Calendar I and Calendar II, G... more »

"Promise Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin to “Pooh”

"We Deny..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We deny that we're tired, we deny that we're scared, we deny how badly we want to succeed. And most importantly, we deny that we're in denial. We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe, and it works. We lie to ourselves so much that after a while the lies start to seem like the truth. We deny so much that we can't recognize the truth right in front of our faces." - "Dr. Meredith Grey," "Grey's Anatomy"

“Learned Helplessness: The War On You”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Learned Helplessness: The War On You” * "Feel Confused? Lost? As if your life is out of your control? Learned helplessness is a technical term that refers to the condition of a human or animal that has learned to behave helplessly, failing to respond even though there are opportunities for it to help itself by avoiding unpleasant circumstances or by gaining positive rewards. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control over the outcome of a situation. Organisms which have been ineffectiv... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Kerry did a nice impression of a peacenik back in the day but it was all for show Coming out of the tomb at Yale the boys at Skull & Bones had long past decided that Kerry would play good cop as the bad cop pirates looted the global treasury it's been endless war ever since Kerry took the fall when he ran against bonesman Bush for prez was rewarded with job at State where he could remind the world that civilized nations don't bomb others

"How It Really Is"

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

John Oliver's Takedown of Online Diploma Mills

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Must see!! from the Consumerist: What would it look like if you condensed all our hundreds of stories about student loans and for-profit colleges into a profanity-filled, hilarious rant that takes a brief detour to discuss Lyndon Johnson’s scrotum? John Oliver answered that question on Sunday night. Just like it’s recently done with the payday loan industry, Dr. Oz, and net neutrality, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took one of our favorite topics and made it much funnier than it has any right to be. You can watch the whole video above, or just read the highlights below: *On th... more »

Truther Christmas

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
The Father (operation highjump), the Son (JFK) and the holy ghost (pancake of Building Seven). Waiting for an inquiry into 911 like waiting for Christmas in Saudi Arabia.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
I am finishing up on a project right now. Blogging will return tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

Northerntruthseeker Reaches 3000 Articles…..

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I cannot believe it myself… 3000 articles at this site over the last 6+ years, and yes, I am still going strong… Someone told me a long time ago that I should write a book… However knowing that the criminals out for our destruction control the publishing companies, fat chance at that…… I want to thank everyone for their support, and hopefully someone is listening out there and doing their part in spreading the information that I have presented here at this blog…. Well, readers… Heres to the first 3000, and hopefully another 3000 to come…. More to come NTS

Florida Charters Corrupt as Jeb Bush

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*By Michael Mayo Sun Sentinel Columnist* *12:23 p.m. EDT, September 8, 2014* *OK class, time for a pop quiz. If you want to open a charter school — a privately run school that gets public money — which of the following will you need to get approval?* *a) A suitable building for classes* *b) A proven background in education or business* *c) A past with no bankruptcies or major blemishes* *d) A computer with a cut-and-paste key* *If you answered "d," you're right. And that shows something is very wrong.* *"The way Florida authorizes charter schools is one of the worst in the coun... more »

Hilarion - September 7, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
September 7-14, 2014 Beloved Ones, You are now playing the waiting game, only you cannot discern the purpose of your waiting. It is time to step up to the next level of your journey. The thing you are waiting for is your own remembrance of the magnificence you are. This remembrance is coded within you and it is connected to an event in your life that will or has already taken place. How you will know that yours has been activated is by the feeling you experience that there is nothing of the old world that holds any interest for you any longer. You are more than ready to leave be... more »

MG motoring essentials

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: image] The *Herald* recently posted what it called ten inventions every new car should have. Darryl Bretherton at the MG Car Club disagrees. He reckons all ten are either totally unnecessary, reduce your driving pleasure, or are something your classic MG already has but in a much more robust way. Some people might even call them bollocks. For example: 1. The *Herald* reckons you should have Adaptive Cruise Control to “ease the driving load on long journeys.” MGs have drivers who pay attention. 2. The *Herald* reckons you should have Cross-Traffic Alert “t... more »

NASA Worker Sees Men Walk Over To Viking Lander On Mars

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Sorry folks, not an actual image, I just couldn't resist a little photoshop fun with this one... -AK :)* *I love this kind of stuff... hahaha! Eternal Essence is causing everyone to disclose everything... -AK* http://adguk.com/nasa-worker-sees-men-walk-over-to-viking-lander-on-mars/ *NASA Worker Sees Men Walk Over To Viking Lander On Mars* September 1, 2014 A woman named Jackie called Coast To Coast AM from the north of Las Vegas, to ask guest John Lear’s help, in solving a 27 year old mystery. Jackie stated that she used to work at NASA and handled the down-linked telemetry... more »

“37 Lies Americans Tell Themselves To Avoid Confronting Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“37 Lies Americans Tell Themselves To Avoid Confronting Reality”* by Mike Adams “Have you noticed the incredible detachment from reality exhibited by the masses these days? The continued operation of modern society, it seems, depends on people making sure they don't acknowledge reality (or try to deal with it). "Denial" is what keeps every sector of civilization humming along: medicine, finance, government, agriculture and more. The trouble with the denial approach is that eventually the lies collide with reality. Until that day comes, however, happy-go-lucky Americans are merrily... more »

The Reference Frame: Scottish independence may be a non-event

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
The Reference Frame: Scottish independence may be a non-event I am a Canadian and am pretty sure our current PM is doing everything he can to dissolve the differences between Canada and the US. We will have a referendum in 2015 and Harper will assume his place in the dustbin of history. For Canadians its a fascinating story. The Queen of England is still our head of state, but dissolution may prompt Canada to become a republic. We have our own Separation anxiety with Quebec. If culture and arts are the power, Scotland will be have led to freedom by Liam Neeson (Rob Roy) Mel ... more »

Common Core: It Seemed Like a Good Idea Until It Existed

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
In 2008, Education Next asked 3,200 respondents (700 of whom were public school teachers) about their thoughts on having “the same set of educational standards” in order to “hold schools accountable.” Respondents were divided into sub-samples and asked one of the two following questions. Included are the percentages of respondents who chose among three response options: Question […]

Who would know better than NJ's Boss of Bosses that the 2011 pension law is unconstitutional? It's his own damn law!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Hokey smoke, Bullwinkle, is that New York Yankees announcer Michael Kay with Parsippany (NJ) Mayor James Barberio? Oh wait, according to the * Star-Ledger* caption, "Governor Chris Christie appears with Parsippany Mayor James Barberio in front of Parsippany Town Hall where Christie announced he was introducing a commission to repairs his botched pension reform."* *"Gov. Chris Christie signed the pension reform law in 2011, calling it a landmark achievement that showed what his brand of bold leadership could accomplish. But now that the bill has come due, he is in court calling t... more »

10 Reasons the Islamic State Is Doomed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Kurdish fighter keeps guard while overlooking positions of Islamic State militants near Mosul in northern Iraq August 19, 2014. Youssef Boudlal/Reuters *ISIS's Enemy List: 10 Reasons the Islamic State Is Doomed -- Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek* The so-called Islamic State, better known as ISIS, is not just a collection of barbaric psychopaths willing to engage in the most brutal and sordid forms of violence without any hesitation born of normal human morality. They are also the most irreparably stupid jihadists ever to slaughter their way onto the international stage. And therein ... more »

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