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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

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The Poet: Arlene Gay Levine, "The Road"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 minute ago
*"The Road"* "Here is the road: the light comes and goes then returns again. Be gentle with your fellow travelers as they move through the world of stone and stars whirling with you yet every one alone. The road waits. Do not ask questions but when it invites you to dance at daybreak, say yes. Each step is the journey; a single note the song." ~ Arlene Gay Levine

Paulo Coelho, "Hagakure (Hidden by the Leaves)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 minute ago
*"Hagakure (Hidden by the Leaves)"* by Paulo Coelho "After serving as a samurai for many years, Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659- 1719) decided to share everything he had learned with one of his disciples, Tsuramoto Tashiro. The outcome of these conversations became the book called "Hagakure (Hidden by the Leaves)," which withstood the passage of time. Rereading his text, I realized that the great part of the teachings it holds could be applied to our daily lives. A samurai, as we know, was a warrior with a code of conduct (known as bushido), based on three important principles: (a) discipl... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "Humility In The Face of Complexity"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
*"Humility In The Face of Complexity"* by Chet Raymo "In the September, 2009 issue of "Harper's Magazine," contributing editor Mark Slouka has an essay titled "Dehumanized: When Math and Science Rule the School." The title and subtitle say it all. Education in America today is all about preparing Americans to compete in the global marketplace, says Slouka, all about inflating the nation's GNP. Math and science are key to making our kids competitive. He quotes everyone from Bill Gates to Thomas Friedman on the need for job related skills. What is taught in the schools at any given t... more »

Has Ro Khanna’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Mike Honda Finally Flamed Out?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 minutes ago
Khanna, a corporate Democrat eager to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits to lower the tax rates for his wealthy supporters, sounds like a Republican. And Republicans and conservative pseudo-Democrats have financed his jihad against progressive icon Mike Honda in the Silicon Valley. Plenty of rich Silicon Valley tycoons with far too much money are behind Khanna’s relentless bid for office. Many of the companies, like Google and Facebook, who have helped the NSA and CIA with unconstitutional domestic spying against their customers, are Khanna’s biggest contributors. Google, in... more »

Would you conserve if you had solar power?

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 11 minutes ago
[image: Would you conserve if you had solar power?]*The sun provides energy*Our new home will be solar powered. As a "greenie", I am "geared" towards conservation. We turn off lights, use little or no heating/cooling, etc. I spoke to someone who has solar power and they commented that they *don't* conserve energy. That got me thinking and is the basis of this survey: Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.

Watch Asylum Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 20 minutes ago
*Asylum (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 6.2 Release : 04 Apr 2014 Duration : 93 min Genre : Horror Director : Todor Chapkanov Writer : Chris Mancini (Comedy Screenplay), Chris Mancini (Horror Screenplay), Tex Wall (horror screenplay) Cast : Stephen Rea, Bruce Payne, Dimo Alexiev, Velizar Binev Synopsis AsylumAn eleven-person riot squad races to an insane asylum to quell a recent inmate outbreak and hostage situation. They arrive, only to be caught off guard by a sudden barrage of insane patients. When they've finally fought off a wave, two of their squad members are missing... more »

Oct. 16: Sometimes it's easier to talk about what's not in the Irving press...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 36 minutes ago
...than to talk about what is. For example... The Wall St. Journal for Oct. 14 says that the reason third world countries lack enough health workers is because Canada, the US and Europe encourage health workers in those countries to emigrate to them. The poor countries pay the bills to train them. Then we grab them, free. The result is that the poor countries can't even deal with normal conditions, let alone crises. Really, rich countries should be offering free university training to produce adequate numbers of health workers. A tiny and poor country like Cuba can do it, and it has... more »

See How Obama's Islamic State Strategy Is Falling Apart (3 Minute Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Hat Tip:* Washington Free Beacon

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 16th October)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 hour ago
MPs seek inquiry into £1m bonus of disability firm boss MPs have called for an inquiry into why a charitable scheme providing cars for the disabled paid its chief executive more than £1million in bonuses and benefits last year. Mike Betts, head of not-for-profit company Motability Operations, took home bonuses totalling £911,915 in the year to September 2013, as well as a £125,000 payment in

ProPublica Must Read Reporting on NC Charter Scam

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
A clip: . . . .Mitchell’s schools are also distinguished from public schools by their different tone. Staff and students pledge to avoid errors that arise from “the comfort of popular opinion and custom,” “compromise,” and “over-reliance on rational argument.” Students must vow “to be obedient and loyal to those in authority, in my family, in my school, and in my community and country, so long as I shall live.” The schools also use a rigid instructional approach in which teachers stick to a script and drill students repeatedly through call and response. Latin is taught as early as... more »

Turkey Now Allowing The U.S. To Launch Drones To Fly Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
An MQ-1 Predator drone soars over a desert landscape in this undated photograph released by the U.S. Air Force. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Lt Col Leslie Pratt/Handout *Exclusive: Turkey OK’s American Drones to Fight ISIS -- Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* *Turkey is now allowing the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft to fly over Syria. But so far, traditional warplanes are out of the question.* Send in the drones. But keep the manned aircraft at home. That’s the message from the Turkish government to the U.S.-led coalition bombing ISIS and other extremists in Syria. Despite some re... more »

Watch The Giver 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 2 hours ago
*The Giver (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : 6.7 Release : 15 Aug 2014 Duration : 97 min Genre : Drama, Sci-Fi Director : Phillip Noyce Writer : Michael Mitnick (screenplay), Robert B. Weide (screenplay), Lois Lowry (book) Cast : Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård Synopsis The GiverThis film, based on Lois Lowry's book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 18 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas l... more »

"Will anyone go to jail for this? No." (Ian Welsh on contamination-by-fracking of drought-stricken California's water supply)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"Clean water is one of California’s most crucial resources, and these documents make it clear that state regulators have utterly failed to protect our water from oil industry pollution. Much more testing is needed to gauge the full extent of water pollution and the threat to public health. But Governor Brown should move quickly to halt fracking to ward off a surge in oil industry wastewater that California simply isn’t prepared to dispose of safely."* *-- Hollin Kretzmann, an attorney for the Center forBiological Diversity, in the RT report cited below* *"What will stop this so... more »

Pacific Standoff Begins: Warriors arrive in canoes to halt coal ships

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Live coverage by Aaron Packard, 350 Pacific:  NOW! Pacific Islander Climate Warriors in Canoes Halting Coal Ships AUSTRALIA: After the stand off with the first coal ship, which inched it's way through, there's been no other ships coming through when they're were 6 scheduled for this time. Dancing on the beach now! Two of the warriors were arrested and then released with move on notices.

Syria's Rebel Groups Are In Disarray

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Free Syrian Army fighters are silhouetted as they stand on one of the front lines of Wadi Al-Daif camp in the southern Idlib countryside September 18, 2014. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi) *Syrian Opposition Falls Deeper Into Disarray -- David Ignatius, Washington Post* The political disarray of the Syrian opposition — and the regional feuding that drives it — deepened in Istanbul this week, as Qatar pushed its preferred Islamist candidate into a key leadership position of the major rebel coalition despite bitter protest from rival factions backed by Saudi Arabia and other nations. The I... more »

Transsexual TV show "good for the Jews"

John Friend at The Realist Report - 3 hours ago
In yet another display of the utter debasement and perversion of mainstream American culture, spearheaded by *radical Jewish intellectuals and activists*, a new television show promoting transsexualism is currently being broadcast by Amazon's online television network. *Jewniverse*, a rather interesting online Jewish daily, published an article yesterday proudly proclaiming this disgusting, subversive propaganda masquerading as "entertainment" is actually "good for the Jews." Amazon’s first foray into television, *Transparent*, looks like it will be good for the Jews, especially if ... more »

More Gladio: Destabilization in Venezuela

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, revealed important information on the killing of the youngest socialist member of the Venezuelan Assembly, Robert Serra. Maduro reported that, although it was perpetrated in only 11 minutes, that crime had been planned for more than 3 months. Remember that Venezuela has huge supplies of oil and the US/UK oil barons want full control of it. Thus they are working overtime to destabilize the nation (using Colombia as their agent) just as they are doing to Russia, China, Syria and on the African continent.

Fast tracking immigration visas from Ebola hell holes...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*I don't believe I'm reading this. * From Doug Ross: *VIRAL SUICIDE: Obama DHS Now EXPEDITING Visa Requests From Ebola-Infected Countries* Wondering how Thomas Eric Duncan was able to enter the U.S. while suffering from Ebola? He asked for a visa *and received one in August*. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security is proudly advertising its "*Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States*." You read that right. Not only are the Obama Democrats leaving our doors wide open to those seeking en...more »

Space Week Event in Nagpur, India

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Global Network board member J. Narayana Rao writes: The Dharna (Squatting) could not be as planned because in the State of Maharashtra, Assembly elections for the state legislature have been announced to be held on 15 the October and the Police will not give permission to organize any public events. Permission has to be obtained from the Election commissioner and so the squat took place in the Railway Pensioners Office. Members of the Pragatisheel Railway, Mahila Samaj and the S.E.C. Railway Pensioners participated.

What Would The Battle For Baghdad Actually Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Rich Clabaugh/Staff *What Would An Actual Battle For Baghdad Look Like? -- Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor* *Islamic State militants and supporters are close at hand, but so too are Shiite fighters defending their homes and family.* There's been a lot of hand-wringing and armchair quarterbacking lately over whether Baghdad is in imminent danger from the forces of the so-called Islamic State. The short answer? The city appears mostly safe for now. But that doesn't mean circumstances won't change. And if they do, the tactical situation could evolve with lightning speed. As i... more »

“Our Souls Turned into Weapons”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Our Souls Turned into Weapons”* by Robert Koehler “During basic training, we are weaponized:our souls turned into weapons.” Jacob George’s suicide last month — a few days after President Obama announced that the US was launching its war against ISIS — opens a deep, terrible hole in the national identity. George: singer, banjo player, poet, peace warrior, vet. He served three tours in Afghanistan. He brought the war home. He tried to repair the damage. Finally, finally, he reached for “the surefire therapy for ending the pain,” as a fellow vet told Truthdig. He was 32. Maybe anot... more »

Watch 7500 Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 4 hours ago
*7500 (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : 5.1 Release : 03 Oct 2014 Duration : 97 min Genre : Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director : Takashi Shimizu Writer : Craig Rosenberg Cast : Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung Synopsis 7500On May 12th, Vista Pacific Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. The take-off is routine but what transpires over the next ten hours is anything but ordinary. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin. Descr... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Iraq / Syria War ( Weekend Report - October 11 -12 , 2014 ) Even as the US pushes for Turkey to become active in the Anti ISIS Coalition , Turkey stands firm on its three conditions regarding participation ( two of which are the no fly zone and buffer zone inside Syria ) .... State of play in Kobane , State of play in Iraq ( note the ground swell for US / Coalition boots on the ground )

Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
FWIW .... US in secret ISIS Deal - with Turkey and Iran ??? Tweets - 10/12/14... *Joyce Karam* ‏@Joyce_Karam 11m11 minutes ago AP: #Turkey OKs use of Airbases against #ISIS including Incirlik. Significant for #Kobane http://www.stripes.com/us-says-turkey -oks-use-of-bases-against-militants-1.308035#.VDrS-W9aGU8.twitter … [image: Embedded image permalink] Joel Wing retweeted *Luay لؤي الخطيب* ‏@AL_Khatteeb 16m16 minutes ago #ISIS Boot Camp in #Mosul #Iraq, training foreign fighters smuggled via # Turkey's Corridor. <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" data-quer... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*ISIS Retreats From Besieged Syrian City -- Piotr Zalewski, Time * But Anwar Muslim, the head of Kobani's local government, tells TIME more than a thousand civilians are still trapped in the city center. The Syrian city of Kobani, just across the border from Turkey, breathed easier Thursday as U.S. coalition airstrikes helped dislodge jihadist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) from several neighborhoods. ISIS Retreating from Kobani, Says Kurdish OfficialThree Dutch Bikers Have Joined the War Against ISISJoan Rivers Died From 'Therapeutic Complication... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Masters of War – You Lie and Deceive

Waking Times at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Audio -* A powerful song by Bob Dylan, "Masters of War," pretty much sums up how many of us feel about the masterminds and corporations that continue to feed the war machine. The post Masters of War – You Lie and Deceive appeared first on Waking Times .

Ebola Victim's "Explosive Diarrhea" May Trigger Dallas State of Emergency

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 5 hours ago
In the aftermath of the news of the latest domestic Ebola victim as well as revelations of unsanitary procedures at the hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan was treated, Dallas is on the brink of a state of emergency. With 29 year old nurse Amber Vinson now a confirmed case and the probability of more on the way a state of dread is creeping through the DFW Metroplex. Stomach churning details of Duncan’s *“explosive diarrhea”* and *“projectile vomiting”* as well as the lack of any sort of suitable protective gear have caused Texas Health Presbyterian hospital to issue a public apology... more »

World News Briefs -- October 16, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ramped Up Air Strikes Stall Islamic State Advance On Syrian Town -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Two days of heavy air strikes by U.S. warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and U.S. officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after seizing strategic points deep inside the town. The tempo of coalition air strikes has increased dramatically, with U.S. fighter and bomber planes carrying out 14 raids against Islamic Stat... more »

Turbulent Times Is Back!!!! LIVE Show Tomorrow (Oct 17th) At 6PM CDT (7PM For Those On The American East Coast)...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
We are back!!! Whitewraithe and I will definitely be doing a brand new LIVE Turbulent Times show tomorrow, October 17th, 2014 at 6PM Central Daylight Time (7PM for the East Coast of the US)…… We have a lot of catching up to do, and I am trying to find out if some people may join us as "special guests" for tomorrow's show as well…. The show can be listened to live over Outside Radio, at www.outsideradio.blogspot.com, for anyone to listen in….. We also have our chat room at www.turbulenttimes.chatango.com for everyone to chat during our live broadcast and to ask any questions there…... more »

Expect Two Dozen U.S. Ebola Cases In the Next Few Weeks. You Do Not Want To Know What Is The 'Worst-Case' Scenario

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*U.S. Ebola Cases May Exceed Two Dozen by November, Researchers Say -- Bloomberg* There could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month, according to researchers tracking the virus with a computer model. The actual number probably will be far smaller and limited to a couple of airline passengers who enter the country already infected without showing symptoms, and the health workers who care for them, said Alessandro Vespignani, a Northeastern University professor who runs computer simulations of infectious disease outbreaks. The two ne... more »

Glenn Greenwald: “Why Privacy Matters”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Glenn Greenwald: “Why Privacy Matters”* “Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide." “TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on T... more »

The Economy: "The Most Dangerous Market Since 2008"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Most Dangerous Market Since 2008"* by Bill Bonner “The Dow ended the session down 173 points yesterday, after falling more than 300 points during the day. Press reports told us that investors were worried about weak US consumer sales and falling producer prices. Combined with falling crude oil prices, these make it look as though a European-style slump is coming to the whole world. But what did you expect? It is autumn. The days dwindle down... life closes in on you. It comes as a shock. Like when you turn 60 and you suddenly realize that you are... alas... mortal. You wil... more »

Watch Psychotic State 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 6 hours ago
*Psychotic State (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 4.6 Release : 01 Mar 2014 Duration : 208 min Genre : Drama, Horror, Thriller Director : Derek Young Writer : William Pattison (book), William Pattison, Derek Young (story), Derek Young, Derek Young Cast : Derek Young, Adam Ginsberg, John Rutland, Denise Greenfield Synopsis Psychotic StateDavid Coleman spends his whole life looking to fit in. He is constantly bullied and screwed over by his so called friends. He finally has the family he had always wanted when his foster mom dies of Cancer. Now his life is nothing but hell. ... more »

Watch Trapped Abroad Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 6 hours ago
*Trapped Abroad (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 8.2 Release : 19 Apr 2014 Duration : 100 min Genre : Action Director : Janchivdorj Sengedorj Writer : Battushig Amarsanaa, Janchivdorj Sengedorj Cast : Amarsaikhan Baljinnyam, Erdenebileg Ganbold, Bayasgalan Jadamba, Bold-Erdene Sugar Synopsis Trapped AbroadN/A Description Trapped AbroadBanged Up Abroad (rebadged as Locked Up Abroad for the National Geographic Channel, Preso en el extranjero in Latin America, Voyage au bout de l'enfer in France ...,Trapped !! ~ Facts about h4 visa, its provisions and limitations. Welcoming a...more »

The New Ebola Scare: Answering The Question Everyone Should Be Asking - Is Ebola A Hoax?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I am continuing to watch all the reports, especially from the known liars at the Jew spew media outlets, about this Ebola scare….. There is so much fear mongering coming out and more and more these liars are pushing hard for everyone to go out and get the "new" Ebola "vaccine" the moment that poison is available…. I for one have always smelled a rat when it comes to all this fear, for we all know by now that the propaganda of fear, especially when it comes to these "pandemics", is done to purposely to get the gullible sheep to run for any solution that the Pharmaceutical industry th... more »

5 Steps to Fearless ~ Love Quest ~ Day 4

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
[image: Picture] At the midpoint of our Quest, allow me to diverge. The motivation to do so is born of love, yet it needs to be introduced first, as typically our journey stays on a direct course – one that leads to discovering Agape. For just today, we'll discuss how to USE what you've discovered; how to demonstrate Agape. Here's why. In the US, the “ebola crisis” has been ramped up and, in my opinion, is out of control. I've seen it everywhere today, even amongst the very young children I work with. This is Fear Porn, plain and simple. It's been orchestrated by the “powers that b... more »

Senator Bernie Sanders: "This Is Not What Democracy Is Supposed To Be About"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
In the video above, Bernie Sanders was addressing the Culinary Workers Union at their convention in Las Vegas yesterday. He made a powerful speech about how the right wing oligarchs and plutocrats divide working people up so that they can dominate American politics. “We are not living in a democracy when 60 percent of Americans are not voting, while billionaires like the Koch brothers are spending hundreds of millions to buy the United States Senate. That's called oligarchy, not democracy… The Koch Brothers are trying to buy the Senate. This is not what democracy is supposed to be... more »

As The Ebola Crisis Continues To Grow, Are These The People That We Sould Trust?!?!?!?!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Who Is The "Clipboard Man" Standing And Not Wearing Any Protective Gear? *Mystery Man In Ebola Transfer Identified -- CBS* Dallas nurse Amber Vinson was transferred to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital Wednesday for ongoing treatment after being diagnosed with Ebola. She was helped from an ambulance onto a waiting plane by four medical workers in the now-familiar white hazmat suits, but there was one other person on the tarmac. According to CBS 11 News in Dallas, questions about who the man wearing plain clothes and carrying a clipboard might be poured in. "On social media, and ... more »

Battles Continue To Rage In Libya. Egypt Launches Air Strikes Against Islamist Militias

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Libyan General’s Forces Make Major Push To Oust Islamist Militants From Benghazi -- Washington Post* CAIRO — A rogue Libyan general waging a months-long campaign against Libya’s Islamists launched a full-blown assault on the restive city of Benghazi this week, touching off clashes with the militants dominating the landscape there. More than a dozen people have been killed in the violence, which started Wednesday, raising fears that the battles will evolve into an all-out civil war. Khalifa Hifter announced in a televised address Tuesday that he intends to “liberate” Benghazi — ... more »

E-Day in Canada: When Voter Suppression Comes Calling

Alison at Creekside - 7 hours ago
Ten minute promotional video on an investigative documentary in production which previews preliminary interviews. from The Script & Film Co. on Vimeo. Tomorrow, lone RoboCon fall-guy Michael Sona may find out whether he goes to jail for his part in the 6,000 illegal robocalls pretending to come from Elections Canada and wrongly telling voters their polling station had been moved. Yesterday, the Alberta Party candidate in the Calgary-Elbow byelection reported being targeted in a fraudulent robocall campaign that used a fake caller ID purporting to come from the Alberta Party : “We ... more »

Uganda Rebels Blamed For Attacks In Eastern Congo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
BBC *At Least 27 Killed In Attacks In Eastern Congo - Official -- Reuters* (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and another seven people seriously injured in overnight raids on villages near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, local officials said on Thursday. Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, blamed the attack on Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels that operate alongside a string of other local and foreign armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo's mineral-rich eastern border zone. A Congolese military source, who asked not to be named, said houses were burned and so... more »

What Has Been Learned From The Battle Of Kobane?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*What Has Kobane Battle Taught Us? -- Mark Urban, BBC* *After a month of fighting, defenders of Kobane say Islamic State (IS) has been virtually driven out of the Syrian town. So what has been learned from this battle?* *1. Kobane is not "strategically" important.* At least not in the classic sense of that word. It will not decide the fate of the Syrian civil war or indeed of the Pentagon-led campaign, designated Operation Inherent Resolve, against IS. The primary importance of Kobane, a town populated by Kurds on the border with Turkey, lies in the scale of human misery that the... more »

The Battle For Kobani -- News Updates October 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Islamic State 'Being Driven Out Of Syria's Kobane' -- BBC* The Islamic State (IS) militant group has been driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander has told the BBC. Baharin Kandal said IS fighters had retreated from all areas, except for two pockets of resistance in the east. US-led air strikes have helped push back the militants, with another 14 conducted over the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, the new UN human rights commissioner has called IS a "potentially genocidal" movement. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein described the group as the antithesis of huma... more »

Have You Heard About the Euphoric Healing Plant That is Still Legal in the US?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*April M. Short* - Why are people across the U.S. chewing on the small, glossy leaves of the Southeast Asian Kratom tree? The post Have You Heard About the Euphoric Healing Plant That is Still Legal in the US? appeared first on Waking Times.

Suck On It Obama, Kerry, And Erdogan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Mr. Kerry, the YPG does not do tragedies! It was created for victories. * *An excerpt from, "The War Nerd: Nobody could have predicted Islamic State’s retreat from Kobane (except me)" by Gary Brecher, Pando Daily, October 16, 2014:* If you only read one story about what happened in Kobane, read this battle-journal kept by Heysam Mislim, a Kurdish journalist who decided to stay in the town through the siege. What he describes is just plain heroic, and it tallies with what I saw of the phlegmatic, stoic Kurdish people in Suli. They don’t make much of a fuss about things, which is u... more »

Supplemental: This is not your father’s per-pupil spending!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014Some large DC-area districts:* Per-pupil spending is widely discussed but is sometimes poorly understood. In yesterday’s Washington Post, Ovetta Wiggins offered an intriguing report about per-pupil spending in some large Washington-area school districts. In the states of Maryland and Virginia, school districts are operated on a county-wide basis. For that reason, the DC area has some of the largest public school systems in the entire country. Wiggins reported per-pupil spending for the Washington, DC schools and for three large suburban systems in the DC... more »

The 1971 Aznalcollar Incident Revisited

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
*The 1971 Aznalcollar Incident Revisited* By Scott Corrales © 2014 There are cases in the long, winding saga of ufology that demand suspension of disbelief on the part of the researcher and the subsequent reader. Events involving “pie-pan-faced aliens”, space pancakes and Lycra-sheathed cosmic beauties fall under this classification, but so do others that for some reason or another have not reached a wider readership, such as the Spain’s Aznalcollar Incident of the 1970s. Aside from an article by Gordon Creighton in *Flying Saucer Review*, there is little information in English on... more »

O'odham Border: Sometimes we need to hear their voices

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News Sometimes we need to hear their voices, again. Listen to the Indigenous Border Summit of the Americas on Tohono O'odham land 2007, and the voices of Kahentinetha, after the Mohawks saw the abuse of the US Border Patrol, spy towers, and cage for migrants on Tohono O'odham land at the border.  Listen to Angie Ramon, O'odham, whose son was run over and killed by

Johnny Hazard : Thousands of public university students in Mexico City go out on strike

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
They are protesting the police killings and forced disappearances of students in the Mexican state of Guerrero. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | October 16, 2014 MEXICO CITY — Students at most public universities in the Mexico City … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Thousands of public university students in Mexico City go out on strike

Peace Walk: Rain, Bears & Doughnuts

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Today we walked through rain for most of our 13 miles from Lewiston to Gray. We shuttled about five miles in the middle to avoid a bunch of road construction and a huge downpour. Since we arrived early in Gray our folks are chillin at the local McDonald's, Dunkin Doughnuts or the small town library for a couple of hours. I'm in the McCafe which has free Internet but no electric outlet so my time is limited. (The motto here appears to be keep the folks moving in and out - electrical plugs keep the seats filled for too long.) There is a big bear hunting referendum in Maine on N... more »

Watch Bridge and Tunnel 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 9 hours ago
*Bridge and Tunnel (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 8.1 Release : 30 May 2014 Duration : 95 min Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance Director : Jason Michael Brescia Writer : Jason Michael Brescia Cast : Ryan Metcalf, Arjun Gupta, Mary Kate Wiles, Annet Mahendru Synopsis Bridge and TunnelLong Islanders Sal, Terry, Nate, Eric and Lina are childhood friends who grew up in post 9/11 suburban New York, graduated high school at the peak of the War on Terror, and began adulthood amidst a global financial crisis. Now at the crossroads of their mid-twenties they find themselves unhappy ... more »

Will We See a Reversal of the Earth’s Magnetic Field Within Our Lifetime?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Liz Bentley* - Earth's magnetic field has flipped -- though not overnight -- many times throughout the planet's history... The post Will We See a Reversal of the Earth’s Magnetic Field Within Our Lifetime? appeared first on Waking Times.

Watch Slugterra: Return of the Elementals 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 9 hours ago
*Slugterra: Return of the Elementals (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.7 Release : 02 Aug 2014 Duration : 70 min Genre : Animation, Adventure, Family Director : Johnny Darrell, Daniel DeSerranno, Behzad Mansoori-Dara, Logan McPherson, Steve Sacks Writer : Jonathan Callan, Ken Pontac, Guy Toubes Cast : Sam Vincent, Lee Tockar, Shannon Chan-Kent, Andrew Francis Synopsis Slugterra: Return of the ElementalsIn Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, a new member joins the Shane Gang. Junjie is a master of the mysterious slugslinging art of Slug Fu. But even with the power of five ... more »

Watch Rampage: Capital Punishment Full Movie 2014 Streaming

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*Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : Not Rated Score : 6.4 Release : 19 Aug 2014 Duration : 93 min Genre : Action, Crime, Thriller Director : Uwe Boll Writer : Uwe Boll (screenplay), Uwe Boll, Brendan Fletcher Cast : Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud, Michaela Mann Synopsis Rampage: Capital PunishmentViolent anti-hero Bill Williamson has a plan to change the world by exacting vengeance on the rich, and ripping Washington apart. He holds a number of people hostage and uses his captives as his political platform to spread his message and awaken humanity... more »

Supplemental: Return of Reagan’s astrologer!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014Courtesy of a Rhodes Scholar:* MSNBC’s ratings are down at this point. When ratings go down, they can go back up. Beyond that, ratings are *not* a measure of quality. How good *is* this news channel’s work? Sometimes, the work is quite bad. Consider Rachel Maddow’s opening segment from Monday night’s program. The segment in question ran just over twenty-two minutes. On the surface, the segment concerned Leon Panetta’s new “tell-all” book, in which he expresses concerns about his former boss, President Obama. Panetta expressed *grave* concerns about Obam... more »

Ebola, so what? It won't affect me...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
Ebola, so what? It won't affect me... I've actually heard people say this; shocking I know. Well Ebola will affect you. I'm willing to bet that jihadi terrorists are even now trying to find a way of getting the Ebola virus into Europe and the USA. But apart from that, The Ivory Coast, which produces about 1.6 million metric tons of cacao beans per year (approximately 33% of the world’s total) closed its borders with Guinea and Liberia in August. Next door to Ivory Coast is Ghana, the world’s third-largest producer of cacao beans, 879,348 metric tons per year (approximately 15 perce... more »

Satire: “Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn To Science”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn To Science”* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— “There is a deep-seated fear among some Americans that an Ebola outbreak could make the country turn to science. In interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists expressed their concern that the American people, wracked with anxiety over the possible spread of the virus, might desperately look to science to save the day. “It’s a very human reaction,” said Harland Dorrinson, a prominent anti-science activist from Springfield, Missouri. “If you put ... more »

Watch The Factory 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*The Factory (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.3 Release : 31 May 2014 Duration : 120 min Genre : Drama, Thriller Director : Charles Marinaro Writer : Charles Marinaro (story), Charles Marinaro, Chris Matrone (story), Chris Matrone Cast : Anthony Tether, Mike Sutton, Christina Venuto, Leon Morgan Synopsis The FactoryThe Factory is a state of the art medical facility where hypnosis is the key use of therapy. The patients in The Factory are able to live out their wildest dreams, giving them a second chance at achieving true happiness. The cruel world is quickly forgotten as... more »

Watch The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.4 Release : 25 Feb 2014 Duration : 110 min Genre : Animation Director : N/A Writer : N/A Cast : Mac McDonald, Kerry Shale Synopsis The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: AnimationA collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2014. 'FERAL' (Directors Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden, USA/Non-dialogue). Synopsis: A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization. 'GET A HORSE!' (Directors: Lauren MacMullan... more »

Watch It Is What It Is 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*It Is What It Is (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : N/A Release : 23 Aug 2014 Duration : 85 min Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance Director : Mike Cunliffe Writer : Mike Cunliffe (story), Mike Cunliffe, Ryan Welch (story) Cast : Jeffrey Hallman, Ryan Welch, Amanda Maddox, David Edward Perry Synopsis It Is What It IsJosh and Terry are two college friends who had a falling out before graduation and parted on less than good terms. Terry wandered off to Europe to find himself, while Josh stayed in town and became a lawyer. 5 years later, Josh is getting married and is about to go o... more »

Watch Beyond Beyond 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*Beyond Beyond (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.3 Release : 21 Mar 2014 Duration : 78 min Genre : Animation, Adventure Director : Esben Toft Jacobsen Writer : Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen Cast : Edvin Ryding, Tuva Novotny, Gustaf Hammarsten, Lennart Jähkel Synopsis Beyond BeyondBeyond Beyond is a story about wanting the impossible. A story about a little rabbit boy not old enough to understand the rules of life, who takes up the fight against the most powerful force. While doing so, he learns more and more about life. Description Beyond BeyondMad in Americas in... more »

Watch My Senior Year 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*My Senior Year (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : N/A Release : 18 Sep 2014 Duration : 95 min Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance Director : Joe Carlini Writer : Joe Carlini (story), Joe Carlini Cast : Perry Chicos, Samantha Luskey, Don Peterson, J.R. Ritcherson Synopsis My Senior YearBrian Robertson is a home schooled child that comes from broken family. Brian's goal from a young age is to live a normal teenager's life. When he is finally able to make the dream a reality he is heaven. When tragedy strikes, his life is turned upside down. He feels taking his own life as being th... more »

Watch Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost Tears 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost Tears (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.2 Release : 28 Jun 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Animation, Action, Sci-Fi Director : Kazuchika Kise Writer : Masamune Shirow (manga), Tow Ubukata (screenplay) Cast : Elizabeth Maxwell, Maaya Sakamoto Synopsis Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost TearsThe anime's story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war. New Port City is still reeling from the war's aftermath when it suffers a bombing caused by a self-propelled mine. Then, a military member implicated ... more »

Contrary To U.S. Reports, Russia Will Not Share Intel With U.S. Intelligence On The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference at the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, October 14, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Carolyn Kaster/Pool *Russia Denies Reports of IS-Related Intelligence Exchanges With US -- RIA Novosti* MOSCOW, October 16 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday dismissed media rumors about an agreement between Moscow and Washington to strengthen intelligence exchanges related to the fight against the Islamic State (IS). According to the ministry, this issue was addressed by US Secretary of State John Kerry during his ... more »

Watch Mining for Ruby 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*Mining for Ruby (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.5 Release : 01 Aug 2014 Duration : 95 min Genre : Drama, Romance Director : Zoe Quist Writer : Daniel Ponickly (story), Daniel Ponickly, Daniel Ponickly Cast : Jonathan Bennett, Mischa Barton, Billy Zane, Antoinette Kalaj Synopsis Mining for RubyA widower dealing with his depression falls for an environmental activist. Description Mining for RubyGem Mining at its best. Seffield Mine is a native Ruby and Sapphire Mine located in Franklin, NC. We also have salted buckets for the kids at heart. We love to have ...,Kitty Wells... more »

Watch The Purge: Anarchy Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*The Purge: Anarchy (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 6.6 Release : 18 Jul 2014 Duration : 103 min Genre : Action, Horror, Thriller Director : James DeMonaco Writer : James DeMonaco, James DeMonaco (characters) Cast : Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez Synopsis The Purge: AnarchyA couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up... more »

Watch Dracula Untold 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*Dracula Untold (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : N/A Release : 10 Oct 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Action, Drama, Fantasy Director : Gary Shore Writer : Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Bram Stoker (characters) Cast : Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Charlie Cox Synopsis Dracula UntoldFacing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes looks to make a deal with dangerous supernatural forces - without succumbing to the darkness himself. Description Dracula UntoldTells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty su... more »

Watch The Ghost and the Whale 2014 Full Movie Online

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*The Ghost and the Whale (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.2 Release : 03 Mar 2014 Duration : 105 min Genre : Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director : Anthony Gaudioso, James Gaudioso Writer : Anthony Gaudioso (story), Anthony Gaudioso, Anthony Gaudioso Cast : Monica Keena, Tippi Hedren, Jonathan Pryce, Ashlynn Yennie Synopsis The Ghost and the WhaleA man, Joseph, loses his wife at sea, then spirals deep into a world of confusion. The wife's brothers' need revenge! Joseph tries to tell anyone who will listen that a whale killed his beautiful Annabel Lee, but even he doesn't qui... more »

Watch A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 Full Movie Online

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*A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 7.0 Release : 19 Sep 2014 Duration : 113 min Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery Director : Scott Frank Writer : Scott Frank (screenplay), Lawrence Block (novel) Cast : Liam Neeson, Maurice Compte, Patrick McDade, Luciano Acuna Jr. Synopsis A Walk Among the TombstonesMatt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was kil... more »

Watch Gone Girl 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*Gone Girl (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : TV-14 Score : 9.1 Release : 06 Mar 2014 Duration : 43 min Genre : Drama, Fantasy, Horror Director : Lance Anderson Writer : Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by), L.J. Smith (book), Melinda Hsu Taylor Cast : Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen Synopsis Gone GirlWhile Nadia remembers her centuries-long search for her mother, Stefan, Caroline and Matt come up with a desperate new plan to save Elena's life. For the second time, Bonnie and Jeremy must turn to Liv for hel... more »

Watch Anatomy of a Love Seen 2014 Full Movie Online

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*Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 8.2 Release : 18 Jul 2014 Duration : 86 min Genre : Drama, Romance Director : Marina Rice Bader Writer : Marina Rice Bader Cast : Sharon Hinnendael, Jill Evyn, Constance Brenneman, Marina Rice Bader Synopsis Anatomy of a Love SeenExploring love, in all it's painful and messy glory. Six months ago actresses Zoe and Mal fell for each other at exactly the same moment in time while filming a love scene. After five blissful months together Zoe was decimated when Mal walked away. Three miserable weeks later a very lucrativ... more »

President Obama Promises A More Aggressive Response Against Ebola. Orders The Establishment Of Ebola 'Rapid Response SWAT Teams'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Obama Promises Ebola SWAT Team In 'Much More Aggressive' Response To Deadly Outbreak, Admitting The CDC Hasn't Done All It Could To Stop The Spread In US -- Daily Mail* * President promises Ebola 'rapid response SWAT team' from the CDC to 'go in as soon as a new case is diagnosed' * 'Much more aggressive' promise is similar to CDC chief Tom Frieden's pledge on Monday to 'double down' – insisting his agency wasn't already pulling out all the stops * Obama was slated to travel to NJ and CT for Democratic Party events but canceled them for an all-hands-on-deck cabinet meeting * He s... more »

If You Want Change... You Gotta Back It Up

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
It's just two and a half weeks 'til election day.If someone feeds you a line about the Democrats taking back the House, you're talking with a dishonest huckster or someone steeped in ignorance. The House Democrats' sealed their fate when-- in the light of their 2012 disaster-- they allowed Pelosi to reappoint Steve Israel to chair the DCCC. The districts he chose to target (and not target), his third-rate recruits, his conservative talking points and block-headed strategies were all guaranteed to lose again. The Democrats will not win back the net of 17 seats it would take to win... more »

Cut Old White Pervs Like Me a Break

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
By Cyril Blubberpuss, Esq. I was just saying to my butt boy the other day as I was gently trying a new cigar cutter on his pinkie that 60 year-old white guys like me have it too rough. The liberals are screaming that we make too much money, don't pay enough taxes, that we victimize the weak and poor, never face criminal justice, "Affluenza", wah, wah. Then John Grisham descends from the heavens like a naked Martin Mull on a clam shell and helps set things right. In a limey newspaper, Grisham inveighed against 60 year-old white men like us getting sent to prison for dow... more »

U.S. National Guard May Be Sent To Liberia To Combat Ebola

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Obama May Send National Guard to Liberia to Fight Ebola: Sources -- NBC* President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. The sources said that no decision had been made. *Read m... more »

The New Ebola Scare: Again, Are We Being Conned? Watch This Video And Again Decide For Yourselves

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
I still am not convinced (yet) that this "Ebola outbreak" that is all over the Jew spew media these days is absolutely legitimate. I have been busy the last few days with personal business, but have been keeping tabs on some interesting articles and VIDEOS that have been sent my way that shows very strong evidence that this entire "pandemic" scare is pure propaganda bull crap to strike fear into people to the point that they indeed will be dumb ass sheep and line up to take into their bodies the REAL reason for this "pandemic" which is of course the deadly and brain damaging vaccin... more »

World News Briefs -- October 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
President Obama met with Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Susan E. Rice, the national security adviser, on Monday to discuss the Ebola situation. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *Obama Cancels More Travel to Oversee Ebola Response, Urging ‘Aggressive’ Action -- New York Times* President Obama on Wednesday night canceled his planned travel on Thursday, for the second straight day, so he could stay at the White House to oversee the government’s response to the Ebola crisis, officials said. Mr. Obama had been scheduled to... more »

FFWN: Ebola - what's the REAL story?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 11 hours ago
Archive with story links: http://noliesradio.org/archives/90117

Humans Glow in Visible Light

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
*a picture paints a thousand photons of human-emitted light* that's what researchers from Kyoto University's Tohoku Institute of Technology found. WE GLOW. *To learn more about this faint visible light, scientists in Japan employed extraordinarily sensitive cameras capable of detecting single photons. Five healthy male volunteers in their 20s were placed bare-chested in front of the cameras in complete darkness in light-tight rooms for 20 minutes every three hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for three days.* *The researchers found the body glow rose and fell over the day, with its low... more »

Whole Foods ‘Responsibly Grown’ Rating Signals New Food Paradigm

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Jefferey Jaxen* - Gigantic retailer Whole Foods has announced a paradigm shifting food labeling program to help identify how sustainably grown our food is... The post Whole Foods ‘Responsibly Grown’ Rating Signals New Food Paradigm appeared first on Waking Times.

An overlooked paper discovering axions gets published

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
*What's the catch?* Sam Telfer has noticed and tweeted about a Royal Astronomic Society press release promoting today's publication (in Monthly Notices of RAS: link goes live next Monday) of a paper we should (or could) have discussed since or in March 2014 when it was sent to the arXiv – except that no one has discussed it and the paper has no followups at this moment: Potential solar axion signatures in X-ray observations with the XMM-Newton observatory by George Fraser and 4 co-authors The figures are at the end of the paper, after the captions. Unfortunately, Prof Fraser died i... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, shown speaking Tuesday at a ceremony in Kentucky, will arrive in Liberia this weekend to take over the U.S. effort to combat Ebola. Reuters *U.S. Military Effort to Combat Ebola in Africa to Enter New Phase -- Wall Street Journal* *The Head of the American Military’s 101st Airborne Division Takes Over Operations This Weekend * WASHINGTON--After almost a month in Liberia, U.S. troops have completed construction on a 25-bed medical facility to treat health-care workers who come into contact with Ebola and are running five mobile labs that expedite tests... more »

THE WAY WE ARGUE: Kristof agrees with Harris and Maher!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014Part 4—And yet, the bombs still fall:* In our view, Ben Affleck had a bad night on the October 3 Real Time with Bill Maher. If true, it isn’t the end of the world. Affleck also said some things which made perfect sense. We’re sure he’ll have good nights in the future. What was wrong with Affleck’s performance? Immediately, he started dropping his R-bombs around, included some which spread remarkably ugly tropes. He seemed to have a very hard time hearing what the racists in question, Bill Maher and Sam Harris, were actually saying. He seemed to have do... more »

Evo Morales wins third term: Ellie Mae O'Hagen article in the Guardian

Carlos at Viva Bolivia - 12 hours ago
[image: Ellie Mae O'Hagan]Ellie Mae O'Hagan [image: Evo Morales campaigns for the presidency]Evo Morales in the runup for the vote at the inauguration of a thermo-electric plant in Yacuiba in September 2014. Photograph: Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty The socialist Evo Morales, who yesterday was re-elected to serve a third term as president of Bolivia, has long been cast as a figure of fun by the media in the global north. Much like the now deceased Hugo Chávez, Morales is often depicted as a buffoonish populist whose flamboyant denouncements of the United States belie his incompetence.... more »

I will build you more lanes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Thats an approach to traffic for which we should depart bottom line folks if you want to live in a urban environment or even if you do not the only way to move the citizens around is mainline subway Huge capacity people transport moving undergoud If you do not got the density a subway is a fools game if you build it we will travel at the speed of incompetent.

Invisible Biometrics: Your Voice is Your New ID

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Nicolas West* - In the future, will your voice become your unique biometric ID, and will there be anything you can do to opt out? The post Invisible Biometrics: Your Voice is Your New ID appeared first on Waking Times.

Haslam Gives Corporate Reform Schools 9 More in Memphis

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Although the all-important state tests show TN's Achievement School District has the lowest and the lowest scores of any schools in Memphis or elsewhere in the state, the corporate swindlers are lined up to receive 9 more schools next fall from skinhead ASD superintendent, Chris Barbic. But then, we know these school conversions to chain gangs have never been about "achievement" at all but, rather, about the iron-fisted paternalistic control and humiliation of the children of the poor. It is about the poors' cultural sterilization and behavioral neutering, so that will grow up smi... more »

More on harper and his Brain Farts

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
Yesterday, I talked about harper as a narcissist, a sociopath and a profoundly superficial thinker. I think the roots of harper's censoring of science; hiding from the press, addiction to propaganda and lies, hatred of democracy, are in his dim understanding that he's a deluded half-wit, and his fear of the unknown that would result if his intellectual house-of-cards were to collapse under the pressure of contrary viewpoints. Today I'll continue going through the harper quote that I started dissecting. There we discovered that harper opposes "socialist morality," which is to say, at... more »

CDC Warnings Of An Ebola Epidemic Were Dismissed By The Incoming Obama Administration In 2008

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Told in 2008: Obama Administration Ignored The CDC’s Advice To Prevent An Ebola Outbreak -- Washington Times* Added only 5 of 18 global health centers recommended The Centers for Disease Control told the incoming Obama administration in 2008 that it should establish 18 regional disease detection centers around the world to adequately safeguard the U.S. from emerging health threats like Ebola, according to an agency memo. But six years later, as the government struggles to contain the fallout from a deadly Ebola outbreak at home and abroad, the CDC still has only 10 centers — and... more »

Ebola Zones In Africa Are On The Brink Of Famine As Farmers Abandoned Their Fields

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
India TV News *Famine Is The Next Threat From Ebola In Africa, As Farmers Flee Their Fields And Food Runs Short, UN Warns -- Daily Mail/AP* * More than 750,000 people are in need of food aid in West Africa * That will increase to 1.3million in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea * The Ebola outbreak is causing farmers to flee their fields and prices up * Families are reducing meals as they become increasingly desperate for food Ebola could cause a major food crisis in Africa if it continues unchecked, and millions of people in the worst-hit countries are already running short as farms... more »

Misrepresenting the Power of of Teachers’ Expectations to Defeat Teachers

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 13 hours ago
For nearly twenty years, school reformers have cited the Pygmalion Effect to argue that teachers are to blame for a large part of the achievement gap, because they have “low expectations.” In the 1990s, their soundbite was a part of a Sister Soldja campaign to beat up on teachers just enough to get test-driven accountability enacted, but it […]

Stereotype Quest: how many stereotypes can you spot?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
*Watermelon and watermelon juice sellers... man I miss watermelon.* Taipei Times reports: *The video clip was said to portray Aboriginal women as ‘exotic objects of lust, and neglected to mention the artists it was promoting* Here's the link, filmed by aboriginal director. See how many of the millions of ethnic stereotypes crammed in here you can spot. Click *read more* for a quick list I compiled: 1. non-white woman exotic object of white man's lust, man is creepy stalker 2. non-white woman is still not very dark-skinned, white skin preference 3. foreign man is blonde and either ... more »

U.S. Boots On The Ground In Iraq, Advisers Deployed To Anbar And Diyala

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Obama administration has pointed out that it needs local security forces in Iraq to turn around the security situation in the country, as air power alone cannot do it. The U.S. just took the first step in that direction. The 1st Infantry Division headquarters is being sent to Iraq for an advisory mission, and three units have been deployed to bases in Anbar and Diyala. On September 25, 2014 it was announced that the 1st Infantry Division headquarters was being sent to Iraq to train the Iraqi forces. Earlier in the month 475 troops were deployed for advising the ISF. They are... more »

If your married you have one bank account

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Is marriage like a business have we gone so far the tea party row. If you do not trust you partner with the money over time what is left. I invested in this partner and it turns out he does not measure up that's not eight inches of seperation

Fears Of Ebola Are Spreading

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Cumulative deaths up to 12 October. BBC *Experts Offer Steps For Avoiding Public Hysteria, A Different Contagious Threat -- Washingtoin Post* As health officials scramble to explain how two nurses in Dallas became infected with Ebola, psychologists are increasingly concerned about another kind of contagion, whose symptoms range from heightened anxiety to avoidance of public places to full-blown hysteria. So far, emergency rooms have not been overwhelmed with people afraid that they have caught the Ebola virus, and no one is hiding in the basement and hoarding food. But there is li... more »

Are The Ebola Riots Beginning?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Clashes In Sierra Leone Over Ebola Dead -- iol News * Freetown/Monrovia - Sierra Leone security forces on Tuesday clashed with angry residents of a densely populated neighbourhood in the capital Freetown who were protesting delays in removing the corpse of a suspected Ebola victim, witnesses said. Security forces fired tear gas and rounds from AK-47 assault rifles to disperse the crowd that had barricaded the street in the Aberdeen neighbourhood in protest, residents and video footage from Reuters television showed. Sierra Leone alongside Liberia and Guinea are the worst-hit cou... more »

US War Plans Against North Korea Recently Included The Option Of A Nuclear Strike.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks during a joint news conference with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin in Seoul October 28, 2011. Jung Yeon-je/Pool/Reuters *Panetta Sparks Debate Over U.S. Nuclear Strike on North Korea -- Newsweek* The specter of nuclear mushroom clouds rising over northeast Asia has long been a staple of nightmare scenarios in the event of another war between North and South Korea. It’s a prospect so apocalyptic that American officials have rarely articulated exactly what would trigger their use of weapons that could instantly kill millions and ... more »

Russian President Putin: Warns Of "Nuclear Power Consequences" If Sanctions Continue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, war veterans and cadets watch the military parade in Red Square Photo: REUTERS *Russia Can’t Be Blackmailed Over Ukraine, Putin Says -- Bloomberg* It’s futile for the U.S. and its allies to “blackmail” Russia over the Ukraine crisis, President Vladimir Putin said in a newspaper interview. Russia’s partners should remember the risks involved in disputes between nuclear powers, Putin said. He accused Barack Obama of adopting a “hostile” approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in the U.S. president’s speech ... more »

Child Porn the new tip of the morality spear!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
ISIS beheading adults is a Disney experience compared to sexual exploitation of children. Unfortunately we have an unmanageable number of child porn terrorists living amongst us today. In my province Ontario the last time they had a big sweep there where 15000 people who looked at child porn in the scope of the investigation. I believe child porn rings exist at the highest levels. The best practice is a simple two pronged approach. First people who actually have a sexual act with a child will be castrated. Not chemical castration the blade. There is no reformation from such an act... more »

Sweet Chili Pita Pizza

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
I have an addiction. It's not drugs, gambling or chocolate. It's Dr. Pepper. But, to be fair, that's pretty much a standard addiction. Truthfully though, I am addicted to sweet chili sauce. I love the stuff. I'll put it on pretty much anything. And for good reason too: it's delicious. It's the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and takes regular food to the next level. One of the best things about sweet chili sauce is its versatility. It's especially useful when you only have a few ingredients on hand, but still want to make something delicious. This was the exact scenario I ran into... more »

Steve Israel's Biggest 2014 Red-To-Blue Flameouts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Top DCCC recruits who vanished without a trace: Suzanne Patrick, Joe Bock, Jennifer Garrison... so much wasted money With Wall Street banksters flooding GOP campaign coffers with immense amounts of money for last minute TV blitzes in key races, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows a Republican advantage in the midterms. BUT— and there is a but— favorability ratings in the crucial “lesser-of-two evils” match-ups show that Democrats are liked by 37% of the voters and Republicans by only 27%. 43% of the voters have an unfavorable view of the Democrats and a full 50% of voters have an unfavorable vi... more »

Ken Wachsberger : My friend Davey Brinn

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 15 hours ago
The first time I remember his face it had a smile directed toward me and I smiled back. From then on, when we saw each other we smiled. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | October 16, 2014 My … finish reading Ken Wachsberger : My friend Davey Brinn


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Federally mandated and intrusive "training" at a community college* If you have been thinking all this time that federal funding of higher education doesn’t have content-control purse strings attached to it, guess what? You’ve been deluding yourself. And it’s time to wake up and smell the student programming: “A new training at Laramie County Community College has reportedly been asking students some personal questions. In an effort to follow new federal rules, the college recently started requiring that students complete a new training, college president Joe Schaffer said at a re... more »

The romance vs the reality of farming

Pete B at Grass Based Health - 15 hours ago
I'm in the middle of a visit to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It's a tremendously scenic place and the people here are amazingly friendly and welcoming. Near Whale Cove, Nova Scotia It is also a place that historically has send many of its sons and daughters away to find work elsewhere. Buildings have fallen to ruin and once-cleared farmland has reverted to woody perennials. Which reminded me of a quote one of my Caper friends gave me. Romance vs Reality (quote from *My Remarkable Uncle*, 1942 ) Too many, I'm afraid, have a view of agriculture and food production that's more romantic tha... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Projected sea level shrinks* *Al Gore warned of a 20ft rise in sea level so the latest bit of Warmism is interesting. The MAXIMUM estimated sea level rise is now down to 6ft. It's all based on Warmist assumptions and modelling but it's some progress, I suppose. I reproduce the journal abstract below. Note the words I have highlighted. Unusual humility!* Upper limit for sea level projections by 2100 By S Jevrejeva et al. Abstract We construct the probability density function of global sea level at 2100, estimating that sea level rises larger than 180 cm are less than 5% p... more »

Aisha North: The manuscript of survival – part 428 October 16, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/the-manuscript-of-survival-part-428/ *The manuscript of survival – part 428* by Aisha North October 16, 2014 You see the changes happening within you with your inner eye, for so much of what is going on now, is taking place in that inner landscape of yours. And even if some of what we are referring to is indeed happening to your physical body, most of it is happening in a space that is not defined by any such boundaries. In fact, most of what is going on now is taking place in those parts of Creation that mankind seems to think do not exis... more »

Messages From Higher Self - Show Interest In Whoever You Are Talking To......

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
Source: *https://plus.google.com/u/0/116550793025117941917/posts?cfem=1*

‘Napoleon Visits the Plague House at Jaffa,’ by Antoine-Jean Gros

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 16 hours ago
*Bonaparte visitant les pestiférés de Jaffa*, 1804, oil on canvas, 5320mm × 7200mm, Louvre, Paris Dictator visits the severely afflicted, affecting Christ-like stature. This is a huge canvas (17 feet high and 23 feet wide) divided in three, portraying the conquering hero as a cross between Christ and Apollo, visiting his afflicted troops in Egypt stricken with the deadly disease. In reality, he was leaving Egypt in defeat, having order the patients’/prisoners’ death. Such is the power of great art that the portrait nonetheless sticks. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please... more »

Meet Belgium’s new Minister of Health!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
Maggie de Block, Belgium’s new Minister of Social Affairs and Health*Speaking as a former fat-person... its got to be the tasty Belgium chocolate! :) If you want to know what it feels like to be despised in this modern world, get fat. Fat people are the politically correct people to hate these days (after tobacco smokers - mind you pot smoking is in vogue these days)... and of course that just makes it harder for them to lose weight, because much of the problem is the person's self-image anyway... -AK* http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2014/10/13/meet-belgiums-new-minister-of-healt... more »

UPDATED: NBC's Ebola Victim's Strange Connection to Obamacare and CFR

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
[image: Ashoka Mukpo and father Mitchell M. Levy MD (Chair of the Robert Wood Johnson ICU Peer Workgroup in End-of-Life Care), Symbol from Tibetan book of the Dead] Updated 10/16/14: Fixed some errors in the names of the doctor and his wife... Some interesting data from a very tongue-in-cheek report... graphic above has some quick research I did overlaying it... Interesting convergence of data... Tibet, Cabal medical establishment, The Divines, the Texas Camp, Zionazis, Agenda 21, CDC*!* Stuff that just kind of makes you go.... hmmmmm... -AK http://www.activistpost.com/201... more »

Qatar Becomes 8th International Customer For Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Patriot PAC-3]The Government of Qatar has selected Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile, becoming the newest international customer for the program. The initial contract is for missile and command launch system production. "The PAC-3 Missile will provide the Qatar Air Force with proven, reliable performance with unmatched hit-to-kill lethality," said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "The capability PAC-3 provides continues to draw significant interest from a number of international customers." Lockheed Martin is the pri... more »

Finding Your Life's Purpose - by Roxana Jones

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
If you still don’t feel you have found your life purpose and you would like not only to find it but live it, please ask yourself and respond in the most honest way: 1. If you’re ready to stop putting your children, husband, partner or any other member of your family before you; 2. If you’re ready to stop believing bills or debts must get paid before you can begin discovering who you are and what you are here for; 3. If you’re ready to stop believing in ALL limiting beliefs that are not allowing you to experience the life you deserve. You must become aware of the excuses yo... more »

Hewlett Funds a Common-Core-Centered, Statewide, “New Accountability” Push

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 18 hours ago
Before the proverbial ink is dry on the assessments to be given in 2014-15 by both federally-funded testing consortia wed to the never-piloted Common Core State Standards (CCSS), along comes yet another *philanthropic* organization with the Next Great Idea: To structure statewide accountability systems around CCSS. The Hewlett Foundation *convened* a group of individuals, some […]

When will the age of open bigots like Marshall Tuck holding education positions end?

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 18 hours ago
*"You give those brown kids some books about brown folks and what happens?Those brown kids change the world." — Sherman Alexie* [image: There should be no space in education for bigots like Marshall Tuck, Tom Horne, and John Huppenthal] California might be poised to take Arizona's crown for having an unabashed white supremacist in the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI). Arizona, which had back-to-back SSPI bigots in Tom Horne and John Huppenthal, apparently served as a longtime model for California based business-banker-cum-school-CEO Marshall Tuck. Hor... more »

Feminists vs computer games

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Computer gaming belongs among the human activities with the most obvious gender gap. I have experienced this gap clearly among all the contemporaries of myself in the environments that have surrounded me and I observe this gap on my niece-and-nephew, 5-year-old twins, too. This software (even more so than "most software") is predominantly produced by male programmers, and overwhelmingly played by male gamers. The difference between the male and female attitude to computer games is expressed in a song called Computer Games by the LHC, too. Physics would be attacked by the feminists f... more »

Earth Pole Reversal begun..., Big Solar Eruption, Unstable Earth Magnetic Field

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
The Sun today erupted with a twisted blob of plasma that was part of a coronal mass ejection blasted into space (Sept. 26, 2014). This would not appear to be directed towards Earth. The video covers about two hours of action (3:51 UT to 5:44 UT). These kinds of eruptions are usually caused by a disruption of powerful magnetic forces. The material seen here is ionized Helium at 60,000 degrees C. with wonderful details courtesy of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory showing the Sun in a wavelength of extreme UV light. I am quite convinced all these magnetic fields are quite natural and... more »

Boeing Delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to U.S. Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]Boeing delivered the 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule October 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews. The P-8A departed Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., and was Boeing’s fifth delivery this year. “We’re proud to continue to deliver aircraft on cost and on schedule,” said Rick Heerdt, Boeing Mobility, Surveillance & Engagement vice president and program manager. “The Navy’s need for the P-8A resonates even more following Patrol Squadron 5’s recent operational deplo... more »

Russia to Launch New Kaliningrad Radar Station in December

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Pionersky Radar Station Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov on Wednesday has confirmed that the hi-tech Voronezh-DM radar system will begin military operations in Kaliningrad in December. The new radar will offer the Russian Armed Forces a series of strategic and technical advantages. "The station is certainly not inferior to its foreign counterparts and is in many ways superior, " Borisov told local media during a visit to Kaliningrad earlier Wednesday, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. Read more

Exclusive: Boeing eyes possible Chinook helicopter sale to Brazil

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: CH-47F Chinook]The Brazilian Army has expressed interest in buying a handful of Boeing Co CH-47 Chinook helicopters, the company said on Wednesday, saying that it continued to view Brazil as an important partner for defense and commercial projects. "We have had some early discussions about the Chinook with the Brazilian Army," Boeing spokesman Scott Day said, when asked about a potential CH-47 sale to Brazil. Day declined to give any details, but said the potential order was "not a large one." Ties between the United States and Brazil are starting to recover from deep strai... more »

PLA's DF-21D missiles already in service, says US report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: DF-21D ASBM]A forthcoming report from the bipartisan US-China Economic and Security Review Commission indicates that two brigades of DF-21D ballistic missiles have already entered service with the People's Liberation Army, Bill Gertz, senior editor of Washington Free Beacon, wrote in an article on Oct. 13. The report will be published on November to discuss China's military expansion. Citing China's development of two stealth fighter models, the first deployment of a naval expeditionary amphibious group to the Indian Ocean and aerial bombing exercises in Kazakhstan, the repo... more »

Russia to base interceptors, front-line warplanes at Yakutia airfield from 2017

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Interceptors MiG-31 and front-line attack aircraft will be based permanently at a Russian Arctic airfield in northernmost Yakutia’s location Tiksi starting from 2017, Air Force Commander Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev said. “Reconstruction of the Tiksi airfield will compulsorily begin next year. A formation of front-line warplanes and interceptor fighters MiG-31 will be based at the airfield in 2017. MiG-31 will be also based at an airfield in (administrative center of the Russian Polar Chukotka autonomous area) Anadyr,” Bondarev said during a three-day inspection visit to Air F... more »

Capitalism Is Only Working for Top 1% Because the Cost of Failure Is Socialized ($21 Trillion Lodged in Tax Havens in 2010) Occupy Democracy On the Move:  Activism Seizes London  (Elizabeth Warren Re: Obama - They Protected Wall Street Not Families)

As a former Occupy marshal in North Carolina, I applaud this effort and await its spread worldwide. What are you doing to help save our planet? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ And what about those cut-and-run U.S.-built foreign armies? Still cutting and running for cover (weapons and money in hand). _ _ _ _ _ _ _ New Occupation of London’s Parliament Square as People Demand Real Democracy The focus of

Air Force mulls buying additional early warning aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Boeing 737 ''Peace Eye'' AEW&C]South Korea is seeking to buy two more early warning planes to step up its aerial surveillance capabilities over its expanded air defense identification zone, the Air Force said Wednesday. The South Korean Air Force has operated four Boeing 737-based Peace Eye airborne early warning and control aircraft since 2011. The number is dwarfed by Japan's 13 early warning planes. Read more

Navy pushes to allow women to serve on submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: KSS 3 class SSK model]The Navy said Wednesday it is pushing to bring female officers on the nation's next-generation submarine as part of efforts to give equal opportunity for a growing number of female servicemembers. "We are planning to allow female officers to serve on the next-generation 3,000-ton submarine set to be put into operation in around 2020," said a Navy lieutenant commander, asking for anonymity. "We are to select new talent starting 2017 and train them to serve duty." The submarine now under construction will have the facilities necessary to accommodate the ... more »

Babcock starts HMS Montrose upgrade programme

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMS Montrose]Babcock has started upgrade and improvement works on the UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate HMS Montrose, at its Devonport Royal Dockyard. Work under the 15-month refit programme involves a range of upgrades and improvements, including replacing the vessel's radar 996 with Artisan 3D medium range radar 997, a midlife update to its vertical launch Seawolf and the deployment of automatic small calibre guns. Babcock will also install a chloropac system, which will help reduce the growth of marine in the pipe system. An upgrade to the pressure air systems w... more »

Military may get its $3.1B budget cut back

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Sea Sparrow missile]Even as the Harper Conservatives have deployed CF-18 fighter jets to Eastern Europe, and now to Kuwait to join the air war against Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, the Canadian Forces have seen their funding slashed. But that may be about to change, as the government considers adding back part or all of the $3.1 billion removed from the military's piggy bank in last February's budget. Friday, it was reported here that Prime Minister Stephen Harper personally intervened recently to settle a dispute between Treasury Board, led by Tony Clement, a... more »

4 Indian warships on Africa, Indian Ocean Region deployment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: INS Mumbai]Four Indian Navy warships, including destroyer INS Mumbai and frigates INS Talwar and Teg, are on a two-month overseas deployment to East Africa and South Indian Ocean Region to strengthen ties with the countries of that region. "INS Mumbai, Talwar, Teg and Deepak under Western Fleet commander Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar are on a two-month long deployment. Three of these ships, INS Mumbai, INS Talwar and INS Deepak arrived in Mombasa, Kenya on October 15 to reinforce maritime security cooperation between the two countries," a Navy release said. Read more

First RAN Romeo helicopter arrives in Australia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MH-60R Romeo]The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s 24 MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ combat helicopters arrived at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, earlier this week. The first Romeo and a non-flying MH-60R ‘Bromeo’ maintenance training aid airframe, which will be used to train aircrew and maintainers, were transported aboard a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster from NAS Jacksonville, Florida, where they had been operated by NUSQN 725. Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Vince Di Pietro was on hand to inspect the Romeo, one of 24 on order to be operated by 725 and 816 Squadrons fro... more »

Cyclone Hudhud: Nuclear submarine INS Arihant, other critical assets in Vizag safe

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: INS Arihant]India's first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant and other "critical assets" in the Bay of Bengal are safe from the devastation wrought by cyclonic storm Hudhud in the southern port city of Visakhapatnam, an official said Wednesday. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) spokesman Ravi Gupta told India Strategic Wednesday that "adequate precautions had been taken to secure INS Arihant and other critical assets off Visakhapatnam and elsewhere on India's eastern seaboard well before Hudhud's landfall on Sunday. INS Arihant has been in final pre... more »

Aging And Insufficient Submarines Plague Indian Navy - Analysis

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Sindhughosh (Kilo) class SSK]The news on India’s Naval underwater capability is grim. Requiring at least 30 submarines to fulfill its commitments, the Navy currently has only 13 subs – that too fairly old diesel electric conventional submarines. Shockingly, only half of the strength is operational at any given time. Along with these, there is Chakra, an Akula II class nuclear powered attack submarine, currently on lease from Russia which has no long range weaponry. The current lot of boats are all around 20-27 years old even though the normal prescribed life for such boats ... more »

Taiwan approaches big step in developing submarines: official

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]Taiwan will soon complete a design blueprint for a submarine as it strives to build indigenous submarines to replace its aging fleet, a Navy official said Wednesday at an international seminar in Taipei. “We plan to complete the design by the end of this year,” said an official with the Navy's Division of Planning during a break in the 2014 Sea Lines of Communication Conference at the Grand Hotel in Taipei. Once the design is completed, “we plan to begin building the submarine in two years,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymit... more »

Tony Abbott warns of 'substandard' submarines if Australian-made prioritised

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to commit to allowing Australian companies to publicly compete to build the next generation of submarines, saying the last thing the navy wants "is a substandard submarine". Amid signs the government is preparing to purchase vessels made overseas, Mr Abbott has said that the first priority of Defence has to be that equipment is "world class" and "at a competitive price". A trio of South Australian Liberal Senators Anne Ruston, Sean Edwards and David Fawcett are calling on the government to listen to the advice of a top advisor to the governme... more »

Video Preview: DCNS SMX OCEAN heavy diesel electric submarine (SSK)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Xavier Mesnet, Marketing Director (Export of Submarines) at DCNS, gives Navy Recognition an exclusive preview of the SMX OCEAN that will be unveiled at Euronaval 2014. The interview was conducted at the confidential site of Bagneux where DCNS develops its combat management systems and conduct some research and development on future projects. The focus of DCNS engineers in developing this submarine was put on endurance and high sustained speed. The 4,700 tons SSK was designed for an endurance of 14,000 nautical miles (3 months autonomy) and a continuous transit speed of 14 knots f... more »

Last word

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
My final word (I hope) on the HoC debate on the Palestinians’ bid for statehood. Over on Harry’s Place Sarah AB’s take on it has prompted several people to express sympathy with MP Richard Ottoway’s purportedly sorrowful confession that he’d lost faith in Israel when it chose to annex all that extra land in area C. People are saying that Israel makes it very difficult for her supporters when she constantly grants permission for more settlements. Well, supporting Israel is not easy. Why should it be? It’s not likely to be easy. “ The *real* friends of Israel are those that oppos... more »

Ry Dawson - Mimi is pro Syria. Vice screwed up.

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*Obama's boys are wrecking shit in Syria.* Before World War II there were many Germans who weren't ideological fanatics and weren't pro-Hitler, but when they got attacked by foreigners they had no choice but to support the government or else be viewed as traitors by their countrymen, which is the sin of sins. The same thing happens in every country and in every era. In 1980, not all Iraqis were fond of Saddam and not all Iranians loved Khomeini and his new clerical regime, but when your country is attacked, and is at war, the leader can be the devil himself and you'd still support ... more »

Giveaway: Bentwood Booster Seat

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
The last of the baby giveaways, if you are looking for a booster seat, this one is incredible with a dishwasher safe tray! Looking for a stylish seating solution for your child? Summer Infant has you covered with their Bentwood Booster Seat, and we're giving one away to one lucky winner! Here is a little more information about the Summer Infant Bentwood Booster Seat from Amazon: The bentwood booster seat is a stylish, lightweight wood seat that is a great feeding booster seat. - 3-position recline and high seat back for child's comfort - Included chair straps secure booster t... more »

The Slow Implosion Of The Ukraine Economy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Photo: *© lifedon.com.ua *Ukraine’s Economy Choking Under Russian Pressure, But Western Help Is Scarce -- Washington Post* With its war-torn economy threatened by further Russian disruptions, Ukraine is in desperate need of a new international financial aid package, economists say, but none appears imminent. The International Monetary Fund’s $17 billion package in May was not designed to compensate for the effects of months of fighting between Ukraine’s military and Russian-backed separatist forces. In addition to military costs, lost tax revenue and the dire need for infrastruc... more »

Is the BBC 'imaprtial'?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'The BBC has to be impartial' and it 'broadly is' - so says the new Chairman of the BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead. Hmm... Various acting/former BBC staff have made comments that would seem to disagree including:"Today" reporter Robin Aitken; "Panorama" producer Gerard Baker; former "Newsnight" reporter Joan Bakewell; former director of news Helen Boaden; former "Feedback" presenter Roger Bolton; "The Moral Maze" presenter Michael Buerk; "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson; former "Newsnight" political editor Michael Crick; documentary presenter Sebastian Foulks; former diplomatic co... more »

Ties Between Iran And Radical Palestinians Continue To Grow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Islamic Jihad Movement of Palestine Secretary General Ramazan Abdullah . Photo from the FBI *Islamic Jihad Movement Chief to Hold Talks With Iranian Officials Over Regional Security -- RIA Novosti* MOSCOW, October 15 (RIA Novosti) - Islamic Jihad Movement of Palestine Secretary General Ramazan Abdullah will meet Iranian officials in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss regional security concerns, the FARS news agency has reported. Abdullah will hold talks with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, and Member of Iran's Expediency Council Saeed Jalil... more »

Why Each Year Seems to Disappear More Quickly Than the Last

Waking Times at Waking Times - 23 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - How can we slow down time? Our perception of time changes as we grow older... The post Why Each Year Seems to Disappear More Quickly Than the Last appeared first on Waking Times.

Sandra Fluke Comes To Town... With The EMILY's List Smear Machine

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Dorothy Reik* President, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains The bizarrely Californian Dem v Dem California state Senatorial contest between the DCCC’s sweetheart, 33 year old married “co-ed” Sandra Fluke and grassroots activist and native son Ben Allen was going along it’s predictable course with sneak attacks and hushed innuendos, when Fluke decided to go really dirty. While her surrogates had been circulating attacks on Ben and his supporters by e-mail and button-holing confrontations at various events, Fluke’s campaign decided to take a couple of pages fro... more »

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Mystical Morning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gandalf, “Mystical Morning” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOpZ_DFneYQ

A ‘Minarchist’ Environmentalism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by **Nick Sorrentino** from the blog **Against Crony Capitalism* [image: Socialist_Wildlife] This essay has little (directly) to do with crony capitalism, however I wanted to post it here for our readerss consideration. People who read *Against Crony Capitalism* regularly know that we care about the environment. We love the ocean, and hiking, and clear skies on a moonless night. We are saddened by the clear cutting of rain forest, (usually due to a wilful lack of property rights) and by plastic floating in our seas; we care about “sustainability” generally. However we d... more »

Ties to Cut – Ties to Mend

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Ida Lawrence* - "When we go within and restore ourselves, we do increase and strengthen the Light. This is prayer… I Am..." The post Ties to Cut – Ties to Mend appeared first on Waking Times.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The Sleeping Beauty galaxy may appear peaceful at first sight but it is actually tossing and turning. In an unexpected twist, recent observations have shown that the gas in the outer regions of this photogenic spiral is rotating in the opposite direction from all of the stars! Collisions between gas in the inner and outer regions are creating many hot blue stars and pink emission nebula. *Click image for larger size.* The above image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2001 and released in 2004. The fascinating internal motions of M64, also cataloged as NGC 4826, are thought... more »

"The Biggest Questions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"*The Biggest Questions"* Compilation by CP "When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space which I fill and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant and which know me not, I am frightened and am astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, why now rather than then. Who has put me here? By whose order and direction have this place and time been allotted to me? 'The remembrance of a guest that tarries but a day.'” - Blaise Pascal ... more »

The Realist Report - Nicholas Kollerstrom

John Friend at The Realist Report - 1 day ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined by *Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom* from the United Kingdom. Dr. Kollerstrom has investigated and written about a number of subjects covered on The Realist Report, including the events of 9/11, the alleged Jewish "Holocaust" narrative of WWII, and a variety of other related topics. He is the author of numerous books, including *Terror on the Tube: Behind the Veil of 7/7, an Investigation*, which critically analyzes the July 7th, 2005 terrorist bombings in London purportedly carried out by radical Islamic fundamentalists. You can dow... more »

U.S. Troops Will Be Quarantined At A Special Facility In The U.S. If They Are Exposed To Ebola

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*U.S. Troops Assisting In Ebola Mission May Be Quarantined -- Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent* Washington (CNN) -- In an unprecedented move to protect U.S. troops that might be exposed to Ebola, U.S. military commanders are being given the authority to quarantine troops for 21 days at a Defense Department facility where they will be monitored for signs of the disease and treated if they do contract the virus, a Defense Department memo explained. The memo, which was obtained by CNN, spells out the details of the military's plan for the first time. It does not reveal the ... more »

Paulo Coelho, “The Fire of Friendship”

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*“The Fire of Friendship”* by Paulo Coelho “A man called Ali is in need of money and asks his boss to help him out. His boss sets him a challenge: if he can spend all night on the top of a mountain, he will receive a great reward; if he fails, he will have to work for free. When he left the shop, Ali noticed that an icy wind was blowing. He felt afraid and decided to ask his best friend, Aydi, if he thought he was mad to accept the wager. After considering the matter for a moment, Aydi answered: ‘Don’t worry, I’ll help you. Tomorrow night, when you’re sitting on top of the mountain... more »

“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”* by Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. "We all know the type. The people that seem to instinctively know just how to irritate and anger us. Everyone has buttons that get pushed, and everyone has at least one button-pusher in his or her life. Read on for quotes on how to deal with those people that just know how to drive you up a wall. "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." - Carl Jung "When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of em... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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San Salvador, El Salvador. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "On Miracles"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"On Miracles"* by Chet Raymo "Saint Augustine was a complex fellow, both loving the world and hating it, and he bequeathed something of that love/hate to Roman Catholicism in particular and to Christianity in general. I have seldom had good words for him in these posts, preferring instead the more enthusiastic embrace of nature that characterized his Celtic nemesis Pelagius. But then there are these words from Augustine's City of God: "Nor are those to be listened to who say that the invisible God does not perform visible miracles; for even according to them he made the world, whi... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Of course there are exceptions, but all-in-all it seems to me that those who are religious, cling, whereas those who are spiritual, seek. But to be really honest, it's the happy folks who know how to live. Decide to be happy and the world will beat a path to your door." Grins, The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” www.tut.com

"Emerging Courageous: Walking through Your Fear"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Emerging Courageous: Walking through Your Fear"* by The DailyOm "Frequently, in walking through our fear, we discover that the strength of our fright was out of sync with reality. The situations, activities, and individuals that frighten us remain static. Their relative intensity does not change. Fear, on the other hand, self-magnifies. It is when you are afraid and envisioning all that might go wrong that the energy underlying your fear grows. A tiny flicker of anxiety can easily develop into a terror that manifests itself physically and eventually paralyzes you into inaction. T... more »

"You Would Think..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We are all hurling through space on a rock and we're all going to die. You would think we would be holding hands and singing." - John Bradshaw

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
For people of a certain age and background Bob Dylan's early song "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" (1963) is life altering. It tells of a wealthy man who kills a servant and, through his power and wealth, escapes justice. The song tells a true story - or that's what I believed until quiet recently. The song shaped my thinking about power inequality and the law for as long as I can remember. The lyrics are: "William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll With a cane that he twirled around his diamond ring finger At a Baltimore hotel society gath'rin' And the cops were called in... more »

Is The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan A 'Disaster In The Making'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Planes carrying Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's delegation leave Forward Operating Base Shukvani in Afghanistan. (Reuters) *The Afghanistan Withdrawal: A Potential Disaster In The Making -- Peter Beinart, The Atlantic* *Disputes over Iraq have distracted Americans from a more important debate. * For weeks now, the media has been gleefully recounting what former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta thinks about the decision by his old boss, President Obama, to withdraw American troops from Iraq. “Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq,” read a recent Fox News ... more »

Libya Updates ( October 15 - 16 , 2014 ) -- Benghazi in focus ( although and tensions abound across Libya ) as Egypt tosses its weight around against Libya Militias deemed foes ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Tweets.... *The Daily Star *@DailyStarLeb · 4h4 hours ago The Daily Star's front page for Thursday, October 16: [image: Embedded image permalink] *Al Arabiya English* ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 21m21 minutes ago Libya turmoil: Benghazi hit by air strikes and clashes http://ara.tv/nbytd Al Arabiya English [image: View this content on Al Arabiya English's website] Libya: 12 killed as army advances in Benghazi By Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng At least 12 people were killed in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Wednesday as Forces loyal View on web *libyaherald* @libyaherald · ... more »

Journal of Current Chinese Affairs Special Issue on Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*On the 193 in Hualien.* Continuity and Change in Policies in Taiwan Table of contents: Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 3/2014 http://www.CurrentChineseAffairs.org Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley The Impacts of Changing Ruling Parties in the Twenty-First Century http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jcca/article/view/766/764 Research Articles Dafydd Fell and Charles Chen Lessons of Defeat and Success: Taiwan’s 2012 Elections in Comparative Perspective http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jcca/article/view/767/765 Lee Chun-Yi Learning a Lesson from Taiwan? A Comparison of Changes and Con... more »

"How It Really Will Be"

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“Ebola Catches Fire”; “2nd Dallas Health Care Worker Infected”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Ebola Catches Fire”* by Charles R. Larson “Well, we’ve let it scare the hell out of us. In total ethnocentric, self-serving fashion, Americans didn’t worry about Ebola until a man died from it in the United States. Now people are reacting as if Ebola will bring about the end of the world by next Tuesday (or is it Thursday?) It ought not to have happened this way. We’ve known what it is from earlier outbreaks; we even waited and watched as it spread beyond the usual limited areas, until the numbers should have told us that, this time, it could mushroom into something huge and have... more »

The CDC Is 'Lying' About Ebola

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Dr. Tomislav Prvulovic Interview on the Ebola Virus

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"Police Pleasantly Surprised To Learn Man They Shot Was Armed" (The Onion)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Police Pleasantly Surprised To Learn Man They Shot Was Armed* NEWS IN BRIEF • Local • Crime • Police • Violence • Issue 50•41 • Oct 14, 2014 LEXINGTON, KY—Following a pedestrian stop Monday night during which they fired their weapons on a suspicious individual, patrol officers for the Fayette County Police Department were pleasantly surprised to discover the man they shot was armed, sources confirmed. “Well, what do you know—he really was carrying a gun,” said officer Dustin Hayes, smiling upon finding a 9mm pistol on the body of the 23-year-old individual shortly after the ... more »

Does CIA Covert Aid Ever Work?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency has run guns to insurgencies across the world during its 67-year history — from Angola to Nicaragua to Cuba. The continuing C.I.A. effort to train Syrian rebels is just the latest example of an American president becoming enticed by the prospect of using the spy agency to covertly arm and train rebel groups. An internal C.I.A. study has found that it rarely works. The still-classified review, one of several C.I.A. studies commissioned in 2012 an... more »

Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors burn down Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek Mine Bridge

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors deactivate Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine roadInternational Statement, October 14, 2014Censored News With much discussion with Elders Councils and around Sacred fires and ceremonies the Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors have acted out their collective responsibility and jurisdiction to and in the Ts’ka7 area by deactivating the Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine

Gas Attacks Against Kurds: From Churchill To Saddam To Baghdadi

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The Monsters Who Gassed The Kurds: Winston Churchill - Saddam Hussein - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. * *Video Title: ISIS Butchers Attacked Kurds Around Kobane with Poison Gas in July-Mustard Gas Seen as Likely Agent. Source: Webster Tarpley Fan Channel. Date Published: October 14, 2014. Description:* Tarpley details recent report from GLORIA Think Tank of Herzliya Israel on how ISIS used chemical weapons of mass destruction.

Appeal route determined by entire Order and not merely parts appealed

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
The route an appeal takes depends critically on the nature of the order appealed. So appeals may, or may not, go to Divisional Court depending on whether they are for specific payments of money. What is an order would go to the Court of Appeal if the order was appealed in full but the parts appealed would, standing alone, go to Divisional Court? Hanisch v. McKean, 2014 ONCA 698 holds the entire order, not just the passages appealed, determines the appeal route: [19] The specific question raised by the respondent concerns the meaning of "final order" as it appears in ss. 6 an... more »

Watch Autonagar Surya Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Autonagar Surya (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.8 Release : 27 Jun 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Action, Crime, Drama Director : Katta Deva Writer : Katta Deva (dialogue), Katta Deva (story) Cast : Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sai Kumar, Jayaprakash Reddy Synopsis Autonagar SuryaN/A Description Autonagar SuryaAutonagar Surya (2014) DVDScr Telugu Full Movie Watch Br Rip Watch Stream HD Autonagar surya dvd full video hd film video free good film hd new latest film ...,Autonagar Surya full Movie ,Autonagar Surya Telugu Movie DVDRip torrent download free 20... more »

Watch Trophy Heads Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Trophy Heads (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : Unrated Score : 8.3 Release : 04 Jun 2014 Duration : 110 min Genre : Horror Director : Charles Band Writer : Charles Band (story), Roger Barron Cast : Michelle Bauer, Christopher Clausi, Kristine DeBell, David DeCoteau Synopsis Trophy HeadsIt's the present day, and our heroines, real life Scream Queens who starred in those infamous movies back in the 80's and 90's, have gone on with their lives since those days, some still acting or in new businesses of their own. What none of them suspect is that somewhere, down in the basement of an old... more »

Cyber Letters of Marque and Reprisal: “Hacking Back”

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
In the thirteenth century, before the rise of the “modern” state, private enforcement mechanisms reigned supreme. In fact, because monarchs of the time had difficulties enforcing laws within their jurisdictions, the practice of private individuals enforcing their rights was so widespread that for the sovereign to be able to “reign supreme” while his subjects simultaneously Continue reading

The Battle For Kobane Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The area shaded purple shows the areas of Kobane currently under Kurdish control. The red dotted line shows the extent of their control on October 10, revealing exactly how much territory the YPG has reclaimed in the west of the city over the past five days. Despite the gains, ISIS is continuing to advance into eastern Kobane. The black arrows show where the militants are focussing the bulk of their attacks on the Kurds *The Great Kobane Fightback: After Symbolic Recapture Of Hill With Black Flag Of ISIS, Kurdish Fighters Take Back Swathes Of City As US Step Up Airstrikes -- Daily ... more »

Governments Need Inflation, Economies Don't

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by Peter Schiff* In an article in the UK's *Telegraph* on October 10, veteran economic correspondent and central bank shill Ambrose Evans-Pritchard laid bare the essential truth of the nearly universal current embrace of monetary inflation as an economic panacea. While politicians, CEOs and economists talk about demand stimulus and the avoidance of a deflationary trap, Evans-Pritchard reminds us that monetary inflation is all, and always, about debt management. Most especially *government*’s debt management. Every year the levels of government debt as a percentage of ... more »

Ron Jacobs : BOOKS | Redefining urban renewal: Squatting in Europe

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
‘The City is Ours’ examines both politically and socially the squatters’ movement in Europe over the past 40 years and provides a template for the movement’s future. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | October 15, 2014 [The City … finish reading Ron Jacobs : *BOOKS* | Redefining urban renewal: Squatting in Europe

"Who Rules Over You..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Voltaire

Islamic State Is Making Rapid Gains In Iraq's Anbar Province

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Fight Goes on in Anbar: ISIL vs the World -- Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, War On The Rocks * Over the past week, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been able to build on its previous gains in Iraq’s Anbar province. The situation in the province has rapidly deteriorated. At this point, the districts of al-Qa’im, Anah, Hit, Fallujah, and Karmah are all under the control of anti-government forces—which amounts to about 80% of the province. As was the case for last week’s report, this new contribution draws heavily on regional Arabic-language reporting to chronicle IS... more »

Banker Marshall Tuck put student lives at risk by terminating Health Education

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
“To reduce sexual risk behaviors and related health problems among youth, schools and other youth-serving organizations can help young people adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support their health and well-being—including behaviors that reduce their risk for HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy.” — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Eli Broad-trained neoliberal operative Marshall […]

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