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Sunday, October 12, 2014

12 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

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10:38pm MDST

Understanding Cowen Institute’s Botched VAM Effort

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 5 minutes ago
We are in an age of so-called “data-driven” education reform. Numbers and analyses are being worshiped as the end-all, be-all evidence of education quality. Student standardized test scores are at the center of the majority of such analyses. Moreover, in order to “drive” the privatization of public education using quantitative data analysis, corporate-reform-bent philanthropies and […]

Musical Interlude: Cusco, "Flying Condor"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 minutes ago
Cusco, "Flying Condor" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kdIWpSvBSU

Lebanese Christian Villages in the Bekaa Valley Take Up Arms in Anticipation of Terrorist Attacks

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 36 minutes ago
*"These villages' men have been stationed in that position for a while...work during the day, guarding during the night, and a little sleep." * *An excerpt from, "Christians in eastern Lebanon prepare for worst" by Saada Ouloua, Al-Monitor, July 29, 2014: * "George, a resident of the town of al-Fakha in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, takes out a rifle he inherited from his father 20 years after he acquired it. "I oiled it, then inspected its bullets," he said. He only had nine bullets, but he bought 200 additional ones and placed them with the rifle in a cupboard near his bed. "Whoever d... more »

The Far Right Is Rising Again-- In The U.K.

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 37 minutes ago
Before Sir Oswald Mosley founded the British Union of Fascists (BUF) in 1932, he had already served in Parliament between 1918 and 1931 first as a member of the Conservative Party, then as an independent and later as a member of Labour. Mosley’s fascist party, which was also blatantly anti-Semitic, had the support of the *Daily Mail* and the *Daily Mirror *. Mosely was eventually rounded up and thrown in prison and his party abolished but after the war, fascist parties started up in Britain again, primarily organized around racism and anti-immigrant extremism. The National Front a... more »

Meet & Greet (#MtaGt) - October - Save Energy, Save Money

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 37 minutes ago
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Grounding Principle

Waking Times at Waking Times - 58 minutes ago
*Video* – This video demonstrates the powerful principle called grounding and its relevance in one's daily life. The post Grounding Principle appeared first on Waking Times.

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Albert Hofmann

The New Ebola Scare: Again, Are We Being Played As Suckers? - Report From Ghana Shows Strong Evidence This Ebola Outbreak Is NOT Real!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
Yes, the Jew spew media continues to put out daily reports about this "Ebola Outbreak" in America. Yet there are so many things wrong with these reports, including how the Center for Disease Control has been both handling patients and giving factual reports about the disease itself to the public... I for one have long wondered if this entire "Ebola virus" outbreak is a massive hoax and if we are all being played as suckers or being subjected to a horrific new false flag that will see millions of panic stricken people line up like dumb ass sheep to take poisonous brain destroying va... more »

Ebola Has a COUSIN

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 2 hours ago
If you are not scared yet, don't read below...The EBOLA Virus is ready to mutate It already has a cousin in Africa, 80% mortality rate. But that is not all, If ENTERO Virus and EBOLA meet EBOLA will become Airborne... The Mayans were right the KATUN OF CHANGE has started with full force and effect  [image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_virus]EBOLA'S Cousin*Kampala, Uganda -- (CNN)* -- Three days after a fatal case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed in Uganda, 99 people have been quarantined in four different locations across the East African country, as field epidem... more »

RIP Kenny, my friend and fellow blogger

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 2 hours ago
*"Immortality" by the Bee Gees, sung with Celine Dion* Copied from the Blog "Aanirfan":  The top blogger *Kenneth Ray Kirkham (*kenny's sideshow*)*, 62, passed away suddenly, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Stones River Hospital. Kenneth Ray Kirkham on The Cannon Courier Kenny will always be loved and respected by people around the world. *Kenny has moved*. / *Kenneth Ray Kirkham*. / *RIP KENNY* *************************************** Kenny was someone I considered a friend. I visited his blog, Kenny's sideshow almost daily for several years now. Many times I added a comment an... more »

Disruptive business: Paypal's Peter Thiel on technology entrepreneurs

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
I haven’t watched it myself yet, but our friend *Suzuki Samurai* reckons once you get through the intro blather, this is definitely worth a look: PayPal and Facebook investor Peter Thiel drawing lessons from his experiences as a startup investor about successful entrepreneurship and innovation. Thiel argues that successful people find value in unexpected places. and that entrepreneurs and society benefit most when businesses create something new rather than copy existing models. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon a... more »

While "Selfie" looks at a woman getting a first glimpse of herself, a restaurant views a glut of patrons gawking obsessively at themselves

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*An ABC trailer for Selfie, starring Karen Gillan and John Cho, created by Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek* *by Ken* It would never have occurred to me to watcha TV show called *Selfie*, for reasons that I hope are obvious, but I heard tell, from someone who's not much of a TV-watcher, that it's not cashing in on the "selfie" craze but is targeting it. So I glanced at the first couple of episodes -- not really watching them yet, but just trying to get a feel for what the show is doing. The first thing that struck me is that the show was created by Emily Kapnek, who also created *... more »

Aspire Education Theory: All Theory is Irrelevant Except Ours

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
Doug Lemov is the CEO of Aspire charter schools and author of the teaching bible that is used at Aspire, KIPP, Match, and other total compliance charter schools that segregate and culturally sterilize the children of the poor. The name of Lemov's book is *Teach Like a Champion*, and it provides a list of 49 "techiques" that will make you a "champion" teacher, as defined by the paternalistic and authoritarian segregated corporate reform school ideology (theory) that treats children like inmates. I have seen some good reporting from Rich at the NYTimes, but this infomercial for Asp... more »

The Capitalist Cure for Terrorism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
If that sounds like an unusual headline, then consider that the ideas of Hernando De Soto have been credited not just with helping turn around Peruvian poverty, but also to putting an end to the Marxist guerrilla movements like Shining Path that plagued the place. As he explains in one book, two TV documentaries, and countless speeches, lectures and articles, the two are not unconnected. His weapons in this struggle: capitalism, and property rights – and he says the recipe can work just as well for the Middle East. Indeed, he says, it is how the Arab Spring began: Deploy capitali... more »

Musical Interlude: Jonn Serrie, “Thousand Star”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Jonn Serrie, “Thousand Star” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DetIKApUnY

The Poet: Paul Fisher, "The Boat"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Boat"* "Maybe the eyes of a dragon or goddess glare from its prow. More likely it leaks, loses an oar, and reeks of rainbows awash on a sheen of gutted salmon and gasoline. If it’s a liner, we lash ourselves to whatever will float or sell. No matter which. We choose. We’re aboard, icebergs or no, as we plow through the songs of the siren stars- one boat, black water, dark whispering below." - Paul Fisher, "Rumors of Shore"

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"In 1716, English astronomer Edmond Halley noted, "This is but a little Patch, but it shews itself to the naked Eye, when the Sky is serene and the Moon absent." Of course, M13 is now modestly recognized as the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, one of the brightest globular star clusters in the northern sky. *Click image for larger size.* Telescopic views reveal the spectacular cluster's hundreds of thousands of stars. At a distance of 25,000 light-years, the cluster stars crowd into a region 150 light-years in diameter, but approaching the cluster core upwards of 100 stars could ... more »

"The Glitter Of The Sun..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. There is not any part of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surfaces of the water.” - D. H. Lawrence

Chet Raymo, “Telling Stories”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Telling Stories”* by Chet Raymo "When the pulse of the first day carried it to the rim of night, First Woman said to First Man, "The people need to know the laws. To help them we must write the laws for all to see"...And so she began, slowly, first one and then the next, placing her jewels across the dome of night, carefully designing her pattern so all could read it. But Coyote grew bored watching First Woman carefully arranging the stars in the sky: Impatiently he gathered two corners of First Woman's blanket, and before she could stop him he flung the remaining stars out into ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Heredia, Costa Rica. Thanks for stopping by.

"If You Have Come To Help Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." - 1970s Aboriginal activists group, Queensland

The Poet: Thomas Centolella, "Splendor"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Splendor"* One day it's the clouds, one day the mountains. One day the latest bloom of roses- the pure monochromes, the dazzling hybrids- inspiration for the cathedral's round windows. Every now and then there's the splendor of thought: the singular idea and its brilliant retinue- words, cadence, point of view, little gold arrows flitting between the lines. And too the splendor of no thought at all: hands lying calmly in the lap, or swinging a six iron with effortless tempo. More often than not splendor is the star we orbit without a second thought, especially as it arrives and de... more »

The Hurtful Darkness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Soren Dreier* - "Spirituality kicks in, when the deception of 3D reality crumbles simply because there is no 3D left to trust..." The post The Hurtful Darkness appeared first on Waking Times.

"We Like To Think..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"We like to think that we are rational beings; humane, conscientious, civilized, thoughtful. But when things fall apart, even just a little, it becomes clear we are not better than animals. We have opposable thumbs, we think, we walk erect, we speak, we dream, but deep down we are still routing around in the primordial ooze; biting, clawing, scratching out an existence in the cold, dark world like the rest of the tree-toads and sloths." - "Grey's Anatomy"

"I Am That..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn't have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves. When someone was so poor that he couldn't afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property. We didn't know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth. We had no written laws l... more »

Columbus Day: "The Native Population of the Americas in 1492"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Native Population of the Americas in 1492"* by William M. Denevan "How many people inhabited the New World when Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492? How did the arrival of Europeans spark the population decline of aboriginal people in the New World? William M. Denevan writes that, "The discovery of America was followed by possibly the greatest demographic disaster in the history of the world." Research by some scholars provides population estimates of the pre-contact Americas to be as high as 112 million in 1492, while others estimate the population to have been as low as e... more »

Not every silver lining has a cloud in it

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
*stream of consciousness*... * In literary criticism, a narrative mode, or device, that seeks "to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind." Another term for it is 'interior monologue'."* Doctor, I spent quite a few years bashing Paddy O'Connell and Radio 4's *Broadcasting House *for left-wing bias. Looking back at the evidence I gathered from around 2009 onwards I think it holds up well; hence, I'm at something of a loss to explain why I just don't find the same amount of bias these days. 'Something' is the key word because, thinking positively... more »

Fort Itaipu and Footnotes

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
I’ve been working on my new book, which is sort of a follow up to *Government UFO Secrets* (notice that I’ve slipped the name of my last book into this) and I have been doing something that I don’t think is being done very much. I’ve been chasing footnotes again. This means as I research a case, looking for all the information available on it, I attempt to return to the original source as much as possible. One way of doing that is look at the footnotes in other books to see where they gathered the information. The case in question here is the attack on Fort Itaipu, Brazel on Novembe... more »

Adventures in Canning: Butternut Squash...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*enough for a winter and spring worth of butternut soup.* We love butternut squash soup. I make some with apples and ginger, and some with curry. An addition of some cream cheese makes it extra special creamy. Before serving a splash of extra dry sherry is nice. Butternut squash can be cured and successfully stored for up to 6 months in a cool dark place like a basement. We don't have a basement and the barn would be too cold, so canning is my only real choice. The store had a great deal at 25 cents per pound on winter squash. Not sure exactly how much to buy, I bought way too... more »

What science makes possible

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Science and technology making human life greater: watch a man see for the first time in 33 years, thanks to his new bionic eye. [Hat tip Julian D.] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

The Sacrifice of Kobane

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
Independent notes that US allies #Turkey #Qatar #KSA want #ISIS to kill off Shia'a/Kurds ... so does US. http://t.co/GTXgqVLvLR #Syria #Iraq — Tony Cartalucci (@TonyCartalucci) October 12, 2014 Let's call a spade a spade. Everybody in the Middle East and the world wants the ISIL/ISIS terror gangs to hammer the PKK/PYD/YPG in Kobane and make their presence on the northern Syrian battlefields as well as the surrounding countries, such as Turkey, Iraq, and Iran, irrelevant. The PKK is facing a blockade and fighting with shitty weapons made decades ago while ISIL is armed with 21st cen... more »

GOP Staffer Accuses Boehner's San Diego Candidate, Carl DeMaio, Of Predator Sexual Behavior

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Scott Peters is a conservative San Diego New Dem, a multimillionaire (8th richest Member of Congress) who bought himself a seat in Congress in 2012 by writing his campaign a $2,757,452 check and outspending his Republican opponent, incumbent Brian Bilbray $4,352,737 to $2,772,270. Newly redistricted, CA-52 is way bluer than it’s ever been before, a D+2 district that takes in most of the city of San Diego before heading north to La Jolla along the coast and out to Poway and Rancho Bernardo inland. Under these line, Obama won the district 55-43% against McCain and 52-46% against Ro... more »

Obama's Airstrike Campaign On Syria Equals 'Epic Fail'

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Video Title: Obama's Airstrike Campaign On Syria Equals 'Epic Fail.' Source: DAHBOO77. Date Published: October 11, 2014.*

Second Day of Peace Walk

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Our second day of the peace walk took us from Rangeley to Phillips where local hosts have organized a three-soup pot luck for us. It is more than amazing to see the beauty of the Rangeley lakes area and I can't wait to come back to enjoy the nature in this place. Three peace women from Farmington found us mid-day and walked the remaining distance to Phillips. We walked a total of 12 miles today. It's 19 miles to Farmington from Phillips but we will only walk 16 miles tomorrow - got to break ourselves in easy as we go. The weather today more than fantastic. Lots of honks from ... more »

Mark Mardell and the Poujadistes of UKIP

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Mark Mardell certainly tried to stamp his mark on today's *The World This Weekend. *He tried to go large, intellectually-speaking, seeking an overarching explanation for the rise of UKIP by setting it in a global, indeed globalised, context. The fascinating central discussion between Conservative MEP Dan Hannan and Labour's Lord Glasman was preceded by a report from Mark Mardell himself where this attempt was made most clearly. His chosen experts were former Labour advisor (now pro-European think tanker) Mark Leonard and Prof Montserrat Guibernau of Queen Mary's, London. Their... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Posted on October 12, 2014  ANNIHILATION AGENDA Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Oct. 12, 2014. Genocide is planned! It’s predictable and preventable. Wisconsin Weasel: “Welcome to the Commission on legalizing genocide!” Victims are divided into haves and have-nots. The Vatican played a major role in the eradication of Indigenous in the Western Hemisphere. Today states make

Tokyo court orders Google to delete data linking man to crime he did not commit

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/tokyo-court-orders-google-to-delete-data-linking-man-to-crime *Tokyo court orders Google to delete data linking man to crime* NATIONAL OCT. 11, 2014 - 12:30PM JST ( 14 ) Tokyo court orders Google to delete data linking man to crime. A Japanese court has ordered Google to delete search results linking the claimant to a crime he did not commit TOKYO — A Japanese court has ordered Google to delete search results linking the claimant to a crime he did not commit, the latest in a series of rulings around the world on what search engines ... more »

Love that knows no limits....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
by American Kabuki This is dedicated to my friend Jean who has nursed a husband suffering with narcolepsy/cataplexy since a 2002 automobile accident. She probably doesn't read this blog, but she deserves recognition. While not Alzheimer's, and slower to kill - narcolepsy/cataplexy just goes on and on and there is no cure. She still doesn't have her man and her sons don't have their father and there is no end in sight of the ordeal. The politically savvy sharp witted man and soccer athlete she knew is gone. But the love is still there. Sometimes its hard to understand why some... more »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On Education

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*"Credentialing, not education, has become the primary business of North American universities. … One wonders at the docility of the students who evidently must be satisfied enough with the credentials to be uncaring about the lack of education."* - Jane Jacobs, author of *The Death and Life of Great American Cities* [Hat tip Lawrence Reed] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

"Ebola" ..... Soooooo transparent!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
The "Ebola" scam is reaching epic proportions. BUT... the truth is so glaringly apparent that people are seriously questioning all the ridiculousness of "their" ever changing story. I will be posting a few things in the next Transpicuous News Update (currently uploading now.... for the 9th time. *sigh*) and tomorrow I will be recording TN episode 3 and will have more information to share with you in that show as well. For this moment I will leave you with some articles that I've been reading this past week on this whole "Ebola" idiocy. West African Ebola Outbreak is a Hoax Other ... more »

Cold fusion: science which is not a science

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*A warning at the very beginning. The comment section below this blog post isn't meant to be a platform for believers in Rossi's fraud to promote their religion. I don't consider these people worthy to comment on this blog and I will blacklist them if they are try to do such a thing. This is a physics blog but cold fusion isn't physics. Deal.* Andrea Rossi is not only a crackpot but a convicted crook who has so far spent four years in prison. His newest generation of "cold fusion" gadgets, E-Cat, has been hyped at least since 2011. This blog contains many articles with the name of... more »

GLENDALE, Ariz: Protest Racist NFL Team Name Oct. 12, 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Battle Over Racist NFL Team Name Comes to Glendale, ArizonaIndigenous Organizations to Hold March, News Conference and Rally for Respect                   PHOENIX, AZ – A march, news conference an rally for respectful representation of Indigenous Peoples will be held in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The events will coincide with an NFL game at University of Phoenix

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday again, and it is time for my usual weekly rant about what I see is really happening in the world today, and not the crap that the liars in our media and governments continue to promote... First, I should apologize for my absence over the last few days and not posting any new material at this blog.. I was very busy with work projects earlier in the week and family business. I decided to actually take a few days to recharge my batteries, and get back to this blog as of today, Sunday... The only article that I decided to get through was the one t... more »

Psy-ops whistleblower: “I worked with 9/11 suspects Rumsfeld, Myers, Zakheim”

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 11 hours ago
[image: 696b49_b577f6c2a8c549fa884add97f8b58200.jpg_srz_p_166_349_75_22_0.50_1.20_0]"In an exclusive interview with Truth Jihad Radio, Bennett described how he was recruited as a counter-terror specialist by former SecDef Donald Rumsfeld and I5th Joint Chiefs Chair Richard Myers – both of whom are suspected of treason and conspiracy to mass murder in connection with the false flag attack of September 11th, 2001." http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/10/12/psy-ops-whistleblower-i-worked-with-911-suspects-rumsfeld-myers-zakheim/ [image: 696b49_b577f6c2a8c549fa884add97f8b58200.jpg_srz_p_1... more »

Ghost of Sunday Classics: Last scherzo with Anton

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*The prince of symphonic scherzos?* *Leonard Bernstein conducts the Scherzo of the Beethoven Ninth Symphony, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra augmented by players from numerous other international orchestra, in this Christmas Day 1989 performance of the symphony in celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.* *by Ken* Last week we got (eventually) to the first movement of the Bruckner Ninth Symphony -- a massive report, I'm arguing, that all is far from well in our world. Next week we will get to the last movement that Bruckner composed, a crowning Adagio that, I will ar... more »

Russian President Putin Orders Troops Withdrawn From The Ukraine Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Putin ordered Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to launch the process of returning troops to regular station after drills in Russia's southern Rostov region. © Photo: Russia's Ministry of Defense Press Service *Putin Orders Russian Troops Withdrawal From Ukrainian Border: Reports -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported late on Saturday, citing Kremlin spokesman. The troops pullout came before an... more »

VIDEO: Protest against Columbus Day in Houston 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. Click arrow below to watch video By Cheryl and Steve Melendez American Indian Genocide Museum Censored News HOUSTON -- Indigenous activists and supporters came together in Houston for an educational protest against Columbus day. The group of brave souls gathered for a walk (some wearing shackles and bound together with chains) in the refreshing rain to Bell Park in the Texas Medical

Photos: Dine' awarded Justin Willie Humanitarian Award

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Photos by Shannon Francis, Dine' Censored News Congratulations to Aretta Begay, Shannon Francis and Roberto Nutlouis, awarded the Justin B. Willie Humanitarian Awards, honoring traditional agriculture. LEUPP, Navajo Nation -- Honoring the legacy of traditional Dine' agriculture and human rights, Aretta Begay, Shannon Francis and Roberto Nutlouis were awarded the


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*N.O. lawyer transforms Whitney Plantation into powerful slavery museum ~Mimi Read, New Orleans Advocate *~*“Who in the hell built this house?”* Cummings thundered recently while ferrying a couple of visitors around Whitney’s 250 acres in a golf cart through the rain. *“Who built this son of a bitch? We have to own our history.” *

Supai Waters 'Time to feed your spirits'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
From Supai Waters Havasupai land Censored News Good morning Brenda, Sending success at front line in the morning. Three stars appear each day. Those are the ancient elders gathered again to send honor and triumphant, success. The north node represents accomplishment now that the three feather nations have united. In unison to honor the winged ones in the center star. It's time to retreat and

How Does Fear Work?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Video:* How does fear actually work? What happens when we become afraid? The post How Does Fear Work? appeared first on Waking Times.

A Star-Spangled Nation of Rats and Snitches

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 12 hours ago
*"Francis, it's a nation of fucking rats"* *Mr. French (The Departed)* The post September 11, 2001 era of fear and loathing in *The Homeland* will go down as one of the most dismal periods in American history when examined by future scribes and historians. The attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon led in turn to an unprecedented siege on the U.S. Constitution, civil liberties and the national character itself. It was easy to use fear as a tool to get the people to meekly submit to a massive and ongoing power grab by a government run amok and hellbent at destroying freedom... more »

First Confirmed Case Of Ebola Transmission In The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Texas Health Worker Is Positive For Ebola, Would Be 1st Ebola Transmission In U.S. -- CNN* (CNN) -- A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the state's health agency said. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The employee helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Duncan died Wednesday. "We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility,... more »

Free Trade 39: Advantages of Unilateral Trade Liberalization

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
Free trade is part of human nature. People may oppose it philosophically but consciously or unconsciously, they are engaged in it. Even militant protectionism crusaders are still humans, they need to eat, and they want free choice where to eat. Do not go to restaurants that are too expensive for their budget, never go back to a resto which may be cheap but the service is too annoying. They want to be served well given their budget, or they may endure bad service in exchange for really cheap food. That is the beauty of voluntary exchange, no one is forced and coerced to give his/her ... more »

4am in a bar - the leaders of the *free world*

Alison at Creekside - 14 hours ago
*Steve* : Just say "I stand with Saudi Arabia" a bunch of times, wait for the press to repeat it, and there ya go. *Canada! Fuck Yeah! Comin' again to save the motherfuckin' day, yeah ...* *Barry, Tony, Dave*: No. No. No. *Barry *: Look, Steve, I know that 'I stand with whoever ' line works for you up there in Canada but picture me going home and saying : "You know that country that 15 out of 19 hijackers that bombed the WTO on 9/11 came from? Remember them? Well, funny thing - they've gone and got themselves into a bit of a jam by funding ISIS, another made-in-Al Qaeda group, so w... more »

Ebola Fear Mongering

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
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Iraq Pleads For U.S. Ground Troops As Islamic State Militants Threaten Baghdad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Leaders of Iraq's Anbar Province Call For U.S. Ground Forces To Stop ISIS -- CNN* Baghdad (CNN) -- ISIS fighters stood Saturday on the verge of taking not just a key Syrian town along the Turkish border, but also an entire province on Baghdad's doorstep -- spurring leaders of that province to urgently plead for U.S. ground troops to halt the Islamist extremist group's rapid, relentless assault. The situation in Anbar, just to the west of Baghdad, is "very bad," said Sabah Al-Karhout, the president of Anbar Provincial Council. ISIS, the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" which also ... more »

Islamic State War -- News Updates October 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Car Bombs Kill 25 Near Iraq's Baquba, Anbar Police Chief Killed On Patrol -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Three car bombs killed 25 people at a government compound near Baquba city in Iraq on Sunday and the Anbar province police chief died on patrol when suspected Islamic State militants blew up his convoy, hospital and security sources said. Insurgents have been carrying out a wave of bombings as the government continues to fight against IS jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq. The death toll at the compound in Qa... more »

And They Call That Brilliance

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.thethingswesay.com/ Last month, Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the Conservatives job creation plan -- to cut Employment Insurance contributions to small businesses. Tom Walkom writes that the "plan" represented yet another attack on the Employment Insurance regime in Canada: Under Oliver’s plan, small-business owners will see their employment insurance premiums cut by about 15 per cent over the next two years. Lower payroll taxes, the finance minister said then, would encourage these small businesses to hire more worker... more »

Lost Disney UFO Documentary

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago

Two thirds of corporate profits since the 1980s have come from keeping wages down

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 14 hours ago
KJ, Fee and Chris discover how... SOURCE HIGH PAY CENTRE: One Law For Them - The runaway growth of executive pay Leading economist Gavyn Davies has argued that low wage growth accounts for more than two thirds of corporate profits since the 1980s. As a substantial proportion of these profits have been used to pay dividends to shareholders, executives (who are directly paid in

It's the West wot done it!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Just a thought on Alan's latest piece at *Biased BBC*, *Peston's Megalomania*. There does seem to be something of a trend emerging in the BBC's coverage of Ebola to 'blame the West', just as Robert Peston is doing in his latest blogpost (whilst also pushing the need for greater global governance and a reduction in national sovereignty, plus the primacy of the public sector over the private sector when confronting issues like Ebola "and, yes, many would say climate change too"). The opening question on this morning's *Sunday Morning Live *- see previous post - is a case in point. ... more »

British Forces Are Now In Iraq Training Kurdish Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Kurdish peshmerga forces, who are set to receive training in firing weapons by British forces being sent to Iraq *UK Troops Training Kurdish Forces In Iraq, Says MoD -- BBC* A "specialist team" of 12 UK soldiers is training Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence has said. It said troops from the Yorkshire Regiment were training Iraqi Kurds to use UK-supplied heavy machine guns. The soldiers are expected to spend a week in Irbil, in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq. Royal Air Force Tornado jets based in Cyprus have been flying combat miss... more »

Teenage Austrian Poster Girls For ISIS Who Moved To Syria To Live With Jihadis Are Now Pregnant And Want To Come Home

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A photo posted on the girls' social media accounts. Doubts have now been cast regarding the authenticity of the picture - it's thought pictures of other people have been posted to their social media pages *'We Made A Big Mistake': Teenage Austrian Poster Girls For ISIS Who Moved To Syria To Live With Jihadis Are Now Pregnant And Want To Come Home... But Officials Say That Will Be 'Impossible' -- Daily Mail* * Two teenage girls vanished from homes in Austrian capital Vienna in April * Pair began to post pictures of themselves online with guns and armed men * Now it's believed the two ... more »

Labour's Whipped Palestine Vote

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
Picking a fight with one of your party's most powerful lobbies is a risky affair. When so doing having a clear objective in mind helps, as well as a strategy that shows off your leadership virtues. Think Tony Blair and the unions. Think - yes - Dave and equal marriage. Which brings us to the curious case of the vote for Palestinian recognition due to come before the Commons tomorrow afternoon. Originally, Ed Miliband had instructed the whips office to issue a three-liner commanding Labour MPs to turn out and support Britain's acceptance of Palestinian statehood. Unfortunately, thin... more »

ZEROHEDGE: As Monday Looms, Experts Warn Japan's Half-Trillion Dollar Fat-Finger-Trade "Could Absolutely Happen" In The US

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-11/monday-looms-experts-warn-japans-half-trillion-dollar-fat-finger-trade-could-absolut As Monday Looms, Experts Warn Japan's Half-Trillion Dollar Fat-Finger-Trade "Could Absolutely Happen" In The US [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/11/2014 14:46 -0400 Just over a week ago, the Japanese stock market participants were stunned when stock orders amounting to a whopping $617 billion (yes Billion with a B) - more than the size of Sweden’s economy - were canceled for reasons still unknown in what was one of the biggest ... more »

In case you didn't think everything around you was a business plan....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Thanks to Whitney for this url. -AK* http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/26711474/parking-meter-robin-hoods-facing-the-supreme-court Parking meter 'Robin Hooders' facing NH Supreme Court Posted: Oct 06, 2014 12:05 PM WEST Updated: Oct 06, 2014 12:21 PM WEST KEENE, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- New Hampshire's highest court will decide a battle over the actions of activists upset at meter maids in Keene. According to the union leader, the state Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in the case of the so-called "Robin Hooders". They are six people accused of walking around Keene with... more »

Another Corollary Of The Steve Israel Effect: Discouraged Democratic Voters Stay Home

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
All cycle we’ve been talking about The Steve Israel Effect— even before we named it. The Steve Israel Effect is when his grotesquely corrupt DCCC targets the wrong districts with awful conservative recruits, gets them to alienate grassroots Democrats with mealy-mouthed mystery meat positions by promising huge independent expenditures in their races— and then leaves them high and dry at the end of the campaign by withdrawing all the financial support and transferring it to even worse and more conservative (and corrupt) candidates. One of over a dozen examples in the last few weeks:... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*British Grammar (selective) schools have rediscovered IQ testing* *They don't seem to know they have but that is what the innovations below seem to amount to* Rising numbers of grammar schools are using restyled 11-plus exams to prevent wealthy families getting an unfair advantage from expensive private tutors. They are introducing tests designed to assess a wider range of abilities learnt at primary schools rather than just the skills that can be drilled through costly private tuition. Children in areas including Buckinghamshire, Kent, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Shropshi... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The documentary "Merchants of Doubt"* *Below is a review of a Warmist film based on the work of an old hag named Naomi Oreskes -- who some years ago did a literature survey that showed 100% agreement in the academic journals on the reality of global warming. The test of any scientific claim, however, is replication and when Benny Peiser attempted to repeat the Oreskes results using her methods, he found radically different results. For instance: "Of all 1117 abstracts, only 13 (or 0.1%) explicitly endorse the 'consensus view'". Oreskes is just an ugly old lady seeking att... more »

Evan and The Gatekeepers

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
I stayed up way past my bedtime last night to watch Newsnight’s take on the controversial Oscar nominated film ‘The Gatekeepers’. This film was first shown in April 2013, and it caused a stir then. Why, one might wonder, did the BBC see fit to air it now, and why, one might ask, did they choose to bring along one hostile critic of the Israeli government, one left-wing Israeli writer, chief BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet, one Palestinian and only one overtly pro-Israel spokesperson, Col. Miri Eisin, to discuss it? This film has already been argued over by the good and the great. So... more »

And so it starts......

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
The first volleys in the election war to come that is, we have our 'fearless leader' “protecting Canadians” by sending a few planes and a handful of personnel over to Iran to drop a few bombs on the terrorist hordes. We have the first of many more to come promises designed to buy your votes next year with an increase in the 'sports deduction' for kids and an indication of *where the advertising campaign is going to go. * *The Harper government is preparing to alter copyright law in Canada so politicians can use news footage and other journalistic content for attack ads and campaign ... more »

CITIZENFOUR - the Edward Snowden documentary - official trailer

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 16 hours ago
that's the official poster, now here's the official trailer, for the new Edward Snowden documentary CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras and Steven Soderbergh. *At the end of the Laura Poitras doc, the famed informant registers shock over another who outranks him. A second National Security Agency whistleblower exists within the ranks of government intelligence...* [source THR] to be continued(?)

AIG Sues Gov't Calling Bail-out Terms Unfair

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
From: http://goo.gl/yDEKHY *...The lawsuit alleges the government’s $184.6 billion bailout was an illegal “taking” of sorts, exceeding the government’s authority. Greenberg believes that bailout money, which bought 92% of the company, was an unfairly low valuation. Even though Stewart pointed out that, at the time of the bailout, AIG was only valued at $15.4 billion, the CEO’s lawyer alleged that the government’s actions were tantamount to “extortion.”* *“As a general rule, your better extortionists, your better kidnappers extract money from their victim,” Stewart mocked. “You nev... more »

Bunfight at the BBC Corral

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
I've not watched *Sunday Morning Live* for a while but, after a brief flowering under Samira Ahmed, it now seems to have reverted to type. I arrived just in time for the debate about whether Pope Francis is a revolutionary or not [a typical BBC question] and thought, "Hmm, I might stick around and watch this." Then I then saw the panel and thought, "Oh no! Not Bonnie Greer, Kate Smurthwaite and Nick Ferrari (much as I like Nick Ferrari)!" I then knew what was coming. And it came... A couple of nice liberal Catholics, Mark Dowd and Paul Vallely, duly appeared to say nice things... more »

Graphs at a glance: Is NHS spending really being protected? The data shows this is not true.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 19 hours ago
Our politicians have got into the habit of pulling off shabby tricks to deceive the voters. Even when we don’t know we are being tricked, we suspect we probably are. This is true of Labour, Conservative, Liberal-Democrat, and the rest.  For example, is David Cameron’s promise to protect the NHS budget all it seems to be? If you thought it

'Just money', Bob Fu, Catholic family values, Top 10 Christian books, jihadis and the internet & an Anglican row

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
My old spiel about the sort of features you'd usually get on a typical edition of Radio 4's *Sunday.*.. *"the usual diet of breaking news from the Arab world, Christian-related abuse stories, bad news about the Catholic Church, something about human rights, the usual airing of Muslim grievances, a call for something or other by a left-wing campaign group, an Anglican row over something, that sort of thing"* ...sprang to mind again during this morning's edition of the programme. Four out of the six features today were picked from that standard menu. Still, there were other, less ... more »

Why the F-35 is a sitting duck for the Flankers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Su-35 Flanker-E]Built to be the deadliest hunter killer aircraft of all time, the F-35 has quite literally become the hunted. In every scenario that the F-35 has been wargamed against Su-30 Flankers, the Russian aircraft have emerged winners. America’s newest stealth aircraft – costing $191 million per unit – is riddled with such critical design flaws that it’s likely to get blown away in a shootout with the super-maneuverable Sukhois. Read more

Secret space plane X-37B to touch-down after 667 days in space

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: X-37B]The US Air Force is preparing to land X-37B, a kind of robotic space plane that has spent a record 665 consecutive days in space. Its real purpose is a complete mystery, but it’s finally set to land after a ‘successful’ mission. Tuesday, US time, is the date set by the US military for the return of X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, known as the third landing of the secret unmanned space vehicle. Currently, X-37B is orbiting at 28,044km/h, at a distance of around 350km in the sky. The plane will land at Vandenberg Air Force Base, after orbiting the Earth since Dec. 11, 2012,... more »

Navy Environmental Impact Statement to include up to 36 Growlers at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: E/A-18G Growler]The Navy says it is revising its Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growlers to include up to 36 additional aircraft based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Public meetings to gather comment will be held in late October. The additional scoping period, which is Oct. 10 through Nov. 24, will push the completion of the draft EIS to spring 2016 with a published decision planned for spring 2017. Read more

Navy Commissions USS America During Fleet Week

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Navy commissioned its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, in an official ceremony in San Francisco Saturday. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, delivered the commission ceremony’s principal address. while Lynne Pace, wife of former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Peter Pace, served as the ship’s sponsor. Pace gave the traditional order to “man our ship and bring her to life.” USS America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tarawa class of amphibious assault ships. The new class will be capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the tilt-r... more »

Defence Minister: Russia must be held accountable for harassment in international waters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Aranda kuvatriptyykki]Finland’s Minister of Defence Carl Haglund says news of Russian Navy interference with a Finnish marine research vessel on international waters is unfortunate. He says he will demand a full report from Russia on the reasons for the illegal disturbance. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also commented that it is prepared to take the appropriate diplomatic steps, if necessary. Minister of Defence Carl Haglund says the reasons for the harassment of the Finnish marine research vessel Aranda must be investigated. The incidents occurred in international wa... more »

Bangladesh Navy to get 2 submarines by next year

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Ming (Romeo) class SSK]Bangladesh Navy is going to have two submarines in its fleet by 2015, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced yesterday. “Inshaallah, two submarines will be added to the naval force by next year,” she said while awarding National Standard to BNS Osman at Naval Berth in Chittagong. Besides, two new corvettes will be added to the Navy fleet to strengthen the capability of the force to protect the maritime boundary and sea resources, Hasina said adding that a process is on to set up the biggest naval base at Rabanabad in Patuakhali with facilities for sub... more »

Thunderbolts Project - Rosetta/Osiris orbiter - water and mass of Comet 67P

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
*10km orbiting radius of 67P achieved 10/10/14* Thunderbolts Project proposes that our universe is not a matter universe, driven by gravity, but an Electric Universe driven by charge and the properties of bodies moving through electric fields like those generated by our electric sun... obviously, it's getting stiff opposition from the standard-universe atomic-modellers keen to keep their research grants but it's kinda interesting to see this debate taking place, pseudo-live. No surface water (yet) on the 4 kilometre dirty snowball rock that is 67P... but how dense is that rock? *"W... more »

SERCO - the biggest company you've never heard of

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
very interesting Aussie editorial about the company SERCO, the biggest company you've never heard of. Sure, this short video is a little old already but it aptly illustrated how the private infiltration of public services was rampant even then. God only knows how much more infiltrated it all is today. As long as there's (amoral (fascist (gov-given))) PROFIT to be made, this'll keep getting worse and worse, "Free Planet."

Czech elections: evaporation of political thought

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Between Friday 2 pm and Saturday 2 pm, Czechs were voting their local representatives and 1/3 of the senate, the upper chamber of the Parliament. It's simple to describe whom I voted for. In Pilsen as well as the city part Pilsen 4, Klaus-founded center-right ODS, the Civic Democratic Party, received my votes "without further detailed refinements of the candidates", and I also voted the ODS' candidate for the senate. Well, more precisely, he is a shared candidate of ODS and Czech Crown, a party trying to restore the monarchy. ;-) This sounds extremely colorful but the candidate and h... more »

The "Islamic State" is Neither Islamic nor a State

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*October 12, 2014* (Ekaterina Ryzhkova - NEO) In recent months, the world shudders as the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) carry on their violent spree. Originally this group was created by the US after the fall of Saddam Hussein, as a part of a project of establishing a “new democratic Iraq”. This project was doomed to fail, just like all the previous attempts by Washington of redrawing the Middle East map. From the very start the White House has been unable to recognize the potential danger of its “political formula” that was both inaccurate and explos... more »

Is the BBC biased against the Green Party?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Now that's a startling title on a blog like this to start a quiet Sunday morning, isn't it?! Curiously enough, even though I'm pretty right-wing (as you may have guessed) and can't abide most of what the Green Party stands for, I'm not unaware of the fact that many Green Party supporters are not at all happy with the BBC these days. Their complaints are all over Twitter, for starters. Yes, you might very well think that Green Party supporters *should* be falling over themselves to praise the BBC for its services to matters environmental, especially the corporation's vigorous repo... more »

Some Talk, Some Act: I'll Go With Those Who Act

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 23 hours ago
from United Opt Out: *“The revolution I want is ‘proceed until apprehended.’ Whether they [reformers] have sinister motives or misguided honest motives, we should say, ‘We are not going to listen to you anymore. We are going to do what’s right.’” * -NEA President Lily Eskelson Garcia We at UOO agree. Recently the CEA legal services center wrote an opinion piece about Opt Out in the October issue of the CEA Journal. The legal team reviewed state law and Supreme Court cases and ended the piece with a recommendation that teachers should not directly encourage parents or students to op... more »

Tim Conway and Harvey Korman: Geniuses of comedy...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 23 hours ago
*remember when humor was funny?*

The Supreme Court Made A Catastrophic Mistake— The Failure Of Citizens United

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Friday, Nick Confessore wrote in the *NY Times* how secret, dark money from undisclosed sources is dominating the elections and that it will be even worse in 2016. Although several corporate whores were elevated to the Supreme Court to specifically accomplish these kinds of virulently anti-democracy stratagems— think Bush I and II nominees Clarence Thomas, Sammy Alito and John Roberts plus Reagan holdover Antonin Scalia— the Court framed their *Citizens United* decision in a very different way. The dominance of secretly funded advertising defies one of the underlying assumptions... more »

Rabbis urge ICE not to deport illegal aliens

John Friend at The Realist Report - 1 day ago
According to a report published by the *Jewish Telegraph Agency*, a number of rabbis in America are currently lobbying Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to either cancel or delay deporting criminals who have illegally migrated to the United States because doing so would be "an injustice" that infringes upon the "human rights" of the illegal invaders. I wonder what these rabbis have to say about Israeli immigration policy, where *illegal immigrants are arrested, interned in concentration camps, and deported en mass*? Reform rabbis are contacting Immigration and Customs En... more »

Mucking about in the print shop

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
New rollers arrived, necessary because the old ones were thirty years old and past saving. I remember what those cost, and I can tell you they've gone up about two hundred percent. They also arrived without roller trucks. Trucks are the rubber-tired wheels at the ends of the rollers, whose job is to roll on tracks on either side of the bed of the press. I could see that the ones I had might fit the new rollers, but they were fused onto the old rollers by bimetallic corrosion. I could order new ones, or ... ... several hours later, having banged on every tool in the shop with every o... more »

Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Anna Hunt* - Student tuition debt is astronomical in the US, and Germany announces free higher ed for all... The post Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet appeared first on Waking Times.

Childhood Leukemia and Nuclear Plant Releases

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Children are vulnerable to environmental harms, especially radionuclides from nuclear power plan plumes - 500X typical background - produced during re-fueling: Radioactive spikes from nuclear plants - a likely cause of childhood leukemia. Dr Ian Fairlie 29th September 2014. The Ecologist http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2574389/radioactive_spikes_from_nuclear_plants_a_likely_cause_of_childhood_leukemia.html When nuclear reactors are refueled, a 12-hour spike in radioactive emissions exposes local people to levels of radioactivity up to 500 times greater than during no... more »

a hero of freedom

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The People vs. Larry Flynt - Larry Flynt's speech

Documentary Film Claims That There Is Another NSA Leaker with Higher Rank Than Snowden

Documentary Film Claims That There Is Another NSA Leaker with Higher Rank Than Snowden October 11th, 2014 Via: The Hollywood Reporter: A second National Security Agency whistleblower exists within the ranks of government intelligence. That bombshell comes toward the end of Citizenfour, a new documentary from filmmaker Laura Poitras about NSA informant Edward Snowden that had its world premiere on Friday at the New York Film Festival. In the key scene, journalist Glenn Greenwald visits Snowden at a hotel room in Moscow. Fearing they are being taped, Greenwald communicates with ... more »

TV Watch: It's surely not enough to say that "The Good Wife" is "the smartest drama currently on the air"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*In this Season 6 preview, Good Wife cast members talk about the new season.* *"Six seasons in, however, I've become weary of evangelizing for [The Good Wife]. Recently, I had lunch with an entirely charming TV maker, who was educated and intelligent about many forms of television but had never watched The Good Wife, because, he admitted with a shrug, he perceived it as being 'for women.' Although he was a fantastic lunch companion, he's dead now."* -- New Yorker *TV critic Emily Nussbaum, in* "Shedding Her Skin: *The Good Wife*'s thrilling transformation" *by Ken* When I say in t... more »

Kurt Vonnegut, "Requiem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Requiem"* by Kurt Vonnegut “The crucified planet Earth, should it find a voice and a sense of irony, might now well say of our abuse of it, "Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do." ․ The irony would be that we know what we are doing. ․ When the last living thing has died on account of us, how poetical it would be if Earth could say, in a voice floating up perhaps from the floor of the Grand Canyon, "It is done. People did not like it here.”

Fukushima: "Gov’t Models Show Typhoon Making Direct Hit On Fukushima"; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Gov’t Models Show Typhoon Making Direct Hit On Fukushima"* Center of Vongfong expected over nuclear plant Tuesday by ENENews.com *"Japan Times, Oct. 9, 2014:* "A supertyphoon is on course to hit Japan over the weekend, meteorologists said Wednesday. The monstrous storm “strength is very much similar to Haiyan,”said a meteorologist at the Meteorological Agency. Vongfong was registering gusts of the same strength. Its present course will see it smash into Japan some time over the weekend, just days after another typhoon." *Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2014:* "Imagery from satellite (and ... more »

The Round City Concept

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
This idea of a round city may not be the answer to all the problems but this can build a far better environment... The post The Round City Concept appeared first on Waking Times.

Re-Greening The Deserts

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
This film should be an inspiration to everyone to not give up and save the deserts of the earth. The post Re-Greening The Deserts appeared first on Waking Times.

Proclamation 2914 - Proclaiming the Existence of a National Emergency -December 16, 1950

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*By the President of the United States of America* *A Proclamation**Whereas* recent events in Korea and elsewhere constitute a grave threat to the peace of the world and imperil the efforts of this country and those of the United Nations to prevent aggression and armed conflict; and *Whereas* world conquest by communist imperialism is the goal of the forces of aggression that have been loosed upon the world; and *Whereas*, if the goal of communist imperialism were to be achieved, the people of this country would no longer enjoy the full and rich life they have with God's help buil... more »

The Lying Bastards at Tulane's Cowen Institute

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Tulane's Cowen Institute has been CorpEd's hothouse of dissembling and lies in New Orleans for a long time. Some years back it became obvious to anyone looking at their annual celebrations of the privatization of NOLA schools that they were making it up. Now finally, they have stepped beyond the bounds that Tulane University's enablers can stomach. They just withdrew the last propaganda piece from their website and issued an apology. Wonder if they will do the same for the other crap they have been posting for years. Here is a clip from Times-Picayune: In a high-profile embar... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Festival Acadiens, showcase for Cajun culture, underway in Lafayette ~Kevin Thibodeaux, The Advocate *

Great Start in Rangeley

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Made it to Rangeley, Maine to start our Walk for Peace & A Sustainable Future...... invited to a turkey supper with more than a hundred people at the local UCC church where we are sleeping on the floor - they just had Br. Senji Kanaeda sing an old Negro spiritual to the assembled ....beautiful start to our peace walk! The reception has been fantastic.

An eye for freckles

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
And talking about programmes I enjoyed.... When I was about 20 I had the idea of fusing science with poetry (as you do) and I remember writing a love poem that used imagery drawn from X-ray crystallography. I recall comparing the diffraction pattern of regularly spaced spots produced by the process to the freckles of a young lady I particularly admired at the time. It was a god-awful poem (most of them were), but I had vivid flashbacks to it whilst listening to *An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin *over five day this past week on Radio 4. Dorothy Hodgkin won the N... more »

Your Money or Your Life?

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 1 day ago
October 11, 2014 There’s an old joke (I remember it as part of Jack Benny’s comedy routine back in the 1950s) about the wealthy penny pincher who was confronted by an armed robber saying, “Your money or your life?” The … Continue reading →

Mike Huckabee Wants To Start A Third Party Even More Reactionary Than The GOP

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A right-wing propaganda site reported Thursday that Mike Huckabee fears the Republican Party is getting too liberal. In poll after poll, the vast majority of normal Americans think the Republican Party has drifted way too far to the right. But Huckabee is now whining publicly about starting a third, more reactionary political party. Two days after threatening to leave the Republican Party and run for the White House in 2016 as an independent because the GOP has "abdicated" on same-sex marriage, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told Newsmax that the GOP would be walking away fro... more »

11 Ways Volunteering Can Change Your Life

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christian Stolle* - In virtually every corner of this planet there is a place where you can volunteer... The post 11 Ways Volunteering Can Change Your Life appeared first on Waking Times.

Here below (second re-post of the day) is Paul Craig Roberts' reply to his followers concerning reports that the CIA was active in West Africa just prior to the ebola outbreak. It's a sufficiently important and short enough read that I have decided to reproduce it in larger print than usual. Otherwise, please note that the pair of videos in the first re-post of the day (below this one) shift to another video every 20 to 25 minutes. I strongly advise that you stop after watching the lead-off episode of each. The host of those videos, Alex Jones, has been rooting out evidence of the descent of the U.S. toward a police state for perhaps the entire 21st century. Indeed, Paul Craig Roberts has honored him by consenting to be interviewed by him 88 times!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *Ebola Update — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ October 11, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Ebola Update Paul Craig Roberts A number of readers have read reports that the CIA was active in West Africa just prior to the ebola outbreak, and some have read reports that the ebola strain is a weaponized version engineered to spread by air and surface contact. Some readers ask me to confirm or refute these reports, and others want to know if the... more »

Satellites Detect 'Thousands' of New Ocean-Bottom Mountains

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: Ocean floor] Ocean bottom viewing is now increasing rapidly and we can expect an excellent view in the next twenty years or so. Yet we already have a surprise. The ocean floor is peppered with volcanoes that are not so apparent in continental geology. The instant take home is that the handful we see are the scant above water reps of a massive population. The sea floor turns out to be hugely active. That actually put a niggling question sitting there in the back of my mind to rest. The process is ongoing, and very active and extremely common. We have just see... more »

Why Wheat is One of the Worst Carbs for Your Health

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is another round on the wheat problem which is clearly serious as it can be handed most of the blame for the outbreak of obesity. More work is needed on alternatives as well as we might expect. We also need to know if any form of wheat is viable in some way. Regardless the solution itself is simple enough and that is to limit yourself to a rare serving. That is certainly less than every day. At least then it is a treat only. *Why Wheat is One of the Worst Carbs for Your Health* *September 3, 201* *Natasha Longo,* *http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/09/03/wheat-one-worst... more »

DNA Analysis Shows That Native American Genealogy Is One of the Most Unique in the World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is obviously important and cleanly proves the existence of a single founder population. We still had ample hybridization coming off that founder population but only much later when it would remain a minority effect. That founder population did come out of the Bering area and off course migrated along the sea coast and then eventually inland until all the continents of North and South America was populated.This certainly took place as early as 20,000 BP and possibly and plausibly much sooner. Much later other came and that includes a substantial injection of Europeans duri... more »

8 Food Myths I Learned at Nutrition School

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
It is about common sense after all, however this is directly from a licensed nutritionist who was taught incorrect doctrine. She corrected herself, but most others may never go there. Thus it is common to find a nutritionist still promoting nonsense. Change has not come easily and just how regulated is this industry. The food industry is mired in scientific controversy and self serving commercial misinformation. There is no truly safe source of information for the consumer at all. The only positive is that the long term trend is good. *8 Food Myths I Learned at Nutriti... more »

Oct. 11: rock bottom

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
The Friday and Saturday edition of the TandT for this week are the worst I have yet seen in that whole, wretched Irving press. For Wednesday, the section A news is not just trivial; some is downright bizarre. On A2, there is a story that there's no need for an Ebola panic in NB. Okay. That's a reasonable story to report on. But the big picture to illustrate the story is of parking lot construction at the Dumont hospital. A photo, like a story, should tell us something. What the hell does this photo tell us about Ebola? Below it is a story about roadwork in Moncton wrapping up. And... more »

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