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Thursday, October 2, 2014

2 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

10:36pm MDST

Is This The A-10 Warthog's Last Mission?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
Flares are launched from two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, based at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., on Aug. 18. Photograph by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/U.S. Air Force *U.S. Sending A-10 Plane to Combat While Trying to Kill It -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Another batch of Cold War-vintage A-10 “Warthogs” is on its way to Afghanistan, even though the Pentagon says it no longer needs the plane. About a dozen of the snout-nosed “flying guns” will arrive in Afghanistan early this month as part of a six-month deployment for the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard, according to U.S. ... more »

In A Major Reversal By The Pentagon Troops Are Now Eligible For Campaign Medals In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 36 minutes ago
*Photo*: Marines *Pentagon Makes Troops In Fight Against ISIS Eligible For Medals -- The Hill* Pentagon officials on Thursday announced a fix that would make U.S. troops deployed to Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) eligible for certain medals. Officials have decided to treat the new mission in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S. fight against terrorism, for the purpose of awarding honors and medals, according to a report. “Troops deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom are eligible for the Global War on Terror... more »

NATO & Erdogan Plan An Invasion of Syria To Attack Assad Regime And PKK-Held Territory

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 36 minutes ago
* NATO is the army of oppression, and it will fall.* NATO's end is coming. Its presence in the Middle East can only be justified because it continually and covertly creates terrorists there in one form or another, and people are picking up on that fact. It will collapse and wither away in Afghanistan, and also in Syria and Western Kurdistan. Title: Turkey's parliament approves motion to allow troops in Syria and Iraq. Source: Reuters.

Mohawk Nation News 'Secrets from the Scottish Closet'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 55 minutes ago
SECRETS FROM THE SCOTTISH CLOSET Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. SEP. 20, 2014. Surprisingly some Canadian Metis support the Scots in their quest for sovereignty. The relationship between the Scots and us is still that of colonizer and colonized. The Scots came over to get “free” Indian land that was advertised by the colony of Canada. It’s time to reveal Scottish

First U.S. Military Death In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
An MV-22 Osprey lost power on take-off Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, and two crew members bailed out into the ocean. One was recovered, but the search for the second Marine was unsuccessful and has been called off. The Navy said he is "presumed lost at sea." Here, an MV-22 with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship Makin Island in August.(Photo: MC2 Christopher Lindahl, U.S. Navy) *Search And Rescue Ops Conclude Unsuccessfully For Missing Aircrew -- Navy.mil* MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- U.S. forces in the North Arabi... more »

Photo Casey Camp addresses Willie Nelson, Neil Young on tarsands fight

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
By Bold Nebraska Censored News Casey Camp of the Ponca nation addresses Willie Nelson and Neil Young, who were honored by the Rosebud, Oglala, Ponca and Omaha Nations for their dedication to family farmers, ranchers and native families.  The "Harvest the Hope" concert featuring headliners Willie Nelson and Neil Young took place on Sept. 27, 2014 at the Tanderup farm near Neligh, NE, which

There Are Now More Deployed Nuclear Warheads In Russia Than In The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russia has begun the mass construction of new generation 955 Borei vessels, which will become the main component of Russia's nuclear naval triad. Source: Press Photo *Russia Now Has More Deployed Nuclear Warheads Than The U.S. -- Michaela Dodge, Daily Signal* The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) that the U.S. State Department and the Obama Administration championed has been a bad deal for the U.S. Despite the fact that the U.S.’s international security obligations are vastly different from Russia’s, the treaty codified that the U.S. will have the same number of nucl... more »

China Tests It's New Mobile ICBM

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
DF-31A mobile missile *China Conducts Flight Test of New Mobile ICBM -- Washington Free Beacon* DF-31B is Beijing’s sixth road-mobile nuclear strike system China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles in a sign that Beijing is increasing its strategic strike capability against the United States. The test of a new DF-31B missile was conducted Sept. 25 from a missile test range in central China. A Pentagon spokeswoman declined to provide details of the test. “We continue to monitor China’s milita... more »

Iguala, Guerrero and the Pacific: Balance of darkness and hope

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
One half million people lined the streets and crowded Zocalo Plaza with a heroes welcome in Mexico City at the end of the Zapatista caravan By Brenda Norrell Censored News There are two places in the news that I have loved, one is now a place of tragedy and horror, and the other is a place of valiant courage and hope like none other. The first is Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. On the Zapatista

Jim Shelton, One of Duncan's Remaining Rats, Jumps Ship

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
From WaPo: Jim Shelton, the deputy secretary and second in command at the U.S. Department of Education, will resign his government job by the end of the year, department officials said Wednesday. Shelton, 47, has held several posts at the department since joining the agency in 2009 and has had a significant influence over the agency’s policies. Shelton ran the department’s innovations program and was a force behind its Promise Neighborhoods, a grant program that gives “cradle to career” help to students in selected poor communities. Shelton grew up in Washington, the son of a cab ... more »

The Great Ebola Catastrophe Should Be Treated The Same Way As The Threat Posed By Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Ebola Virus: Pandemic Should Be Treated 'The Same Way' As Threat Posed By Nuclear Weapons, Security Officials Say -- The Independent* *Special report: The Government has admitted that the virus spreading across Africa will 'get worse'* The Ebola virus spreading exponentially across Africa and killing thousands of people “will get worse”, the Government has admitted, amid calls for the full involvement of the international military to contain the disease. Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, said that ministers had been shocked by a prediction from the US pu... more »

Pacific Climate Warriors to Block World's Largest Coal Port in Canoes

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Pacific Climate Warriors will Block the World’s Largest Coal Port By Aaron Packard Indigenous Resistance In October this year 30 Pacific Climate Warriors from 12 different islands will arrive on Australian shores to stand up to the coal and gas industry. We are now excited to announce that on October 17th, the Pacific Climate Warriors will use the canoes they have built to paddle out

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

UN's Ebola Response Chief Raises 'Nightmare' Prospect That Virus Could Mutate And Become Airborne

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A burial team remove a Ebola victim's body from isolation in Sierra Leone *Doomsday Warning: UN Ebola Chief Raises 'Nightmare' Prospect That Virus Could Mutate And Become Airborne - Making It Much More Infectious -- Daily Mail* * UN warns Ebola virus currently plaguing West Africa could become airborne * The longer it moves between human hosts the greater possibility of mutation * The risk grows the longer virus is living within the human 'melting pot' * NGOs have said the Ebola virus is currently infecting five people every hour * More than 3,300 people have died from Ebola since th... more »

birdmen

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

PACIFIC Video Vanuatu: Climate Warriors of Coal Industry

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Vanuatu climate warriors celebrate their traditional canoe which will be part of a flotilla of canoes from 12 Pacific Island nations that will travel to Australia to protest the expanding coal industry.

There Are No Longer Any 'Good Rebel Fighters' In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters *Goodbye To The Last of Syria’s Good Guys -- Joshua Hersh, Daily Beast* Let’s dispense with wishful illusions. The idealists who started the Syrian revolution have been killed, quieted or forced out of the country. In November of 2012, Iyas Kadouni, an activist from the town of Saraqeb in northwestern Syria, grew disenchanted with the abuses of some rebel brigades in the area. A few days earlier, a YouTube video had been posted online showing rebels beating and executing captive government soldiers, and Kadouni took to Facebook to condemn it. “We don’t want t... more »

"Study: Main Ingredient Found In Beer Can Help Improve Memory"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*It's all in the hops.* *by Ken* I wouldn't want to suggest that the *only* items my friend and former coworker Paul passes along are beer-related. He covers the field from left-wing politics to pop music to late-night TV talkers to great Shorpy photos of 20th-century America. But let's just say that when Paul *does* pass along a beer-related item, I doubt that anyone on his distribution list is surprised. And this head: "Study: Main Ingredient Found In Beer Can Help Improve Memory"! I can just see Paul's face light up when he glommed onto that one! But by the time he did his e-p... more »

don't drink the kool-aid

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
drinking the kool-aid nightmare in paradise

Pol. Ideology 57: Radicalism, Islamic Militance and Terrorism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
Yesterday I attended this important forum at Edsa Shangrila Hotel in Ortigas Center. It was sponsored by Institute of Bangsamoro Studies (IBS), Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR), Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre), and the European Union (EU) in the Philippines. I was invited by a friend, Prof. Rommel Banlaoi, Chairman of the Board of PIPVTR. Keynote Address was given by Gen. Kakilala who represented Gen. Gregorio P. Catapang, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP). I came late and I was not able to catch hi... more »

Bolivia President Morales at UN Climate Summit 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Watch video at link: Press conference and Climate statement http://webtv.un.org/watch/evo-morales-bolivia-press-conference/2688678100001 STATEMENT OF H.E. EVO MORALES AYMA PRESIDENT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA SESSION ON "VOICES OF CLIMATE CHANGE"New York,  September 23, 2014 Brother Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Co-Chair of this thematic discussion, sisters and brothers

The Rise Of The Warlord Era In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Islamic State Leads Mideast Into Warlord Era as Nations Dissolve -- Glen Carey, Bloomberg* The Middle East may be sliding toward a warlord era, with nation-states increasingly struggling to control all their territory and millions living under the rule of emergent local chiefs and movements. Armed irregular forces hold effective power over growing areas of Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya where central government authority barely reaches. Motivated by religious ideology or regional separatism, they have grabbed oil facilities and weapons, imposed taxes or changed school curriculums, ... more »

The Economy: "Why Rising Interest Rates Will Cripple the Economy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Why Rising Interest Rates Will Cripple the Economy" * by Bill Bonner "The Dow fell 238 points yesterday. And Treasury debt rallied. The yield on the 10-year T-note fell the most in nine months – to 2.4%. News reports blamed "geopolitical challenges" in Hong Kong, the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere. That may be part of it. But this is also October – the month QE is expected to end. Between 2009 and 2014, the Fed bought $3.6 trillion of US government and mortgage-related notes and bonds. During that time $5 trillion has been added to the value of the US stock market. And the p... more »

U.S. Special Forces Were Prepared To Attack Al Qaeda Targets In Syira In June

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack In June -- Eli Lake, Daily Beast* Months before the U.S. started bombing Syria, American commandos made detailed plans to hit al Qaeda planners there. But the targeting packages weren’t even sent to the White House. In late June, the U.S. military and the U.S. intelligence community had concluded that a shadowy network of al Qaeda veterans in Syria were planning to attack airliners flying to the United States. Within the American government, the threat was considered serious enough that the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command—t... more »

Colonel Howard McCoy and MJ-12

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 4 hours ago
There is another aspect to this MJ-12 nonsense that hasn’t been mentioned and that is Colonel Howard McCoy. Here’s the situation we find ourselves in. In the early 1940s, McCoy was involved in the investigation of the Foo Fighters. In 1946, McCoy was pulling records and observing the Ghost Rockets in Scandinavia and in late 1946, he was tasked with setting up an unofficial investigation into these “aerial phenomena.” And finally, in September 1947, McCoy was the man who drafted the letter signed by Lieutenant General Nathan F. Twining in which it was concluded that the phenomenon w... more »

Supplemental: The elimination of all nonbelievers!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 5 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014ISIS, ourselves:* In Tuesday’s New York Times, Roger Cohen authored a column comparing the rise of ISIS to the reign of the Nazi death camps. After quoting Primo Levi on Auschwitz, he made the leap. In the process, he made us think about life as it’s lived over here: COHEN (9/30/14): “There is no why here.” The phrase has been reverberating in me since I watched a henchman of the organization that calls itself Islamic State behead two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and a British aid worker, David Haines. The men had been broken by... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- October 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
ISIS-held Syrian oil refineries before and after coalition airstrikes. *US-Led Airstrikes In Syria Are A Dangerous Half-Measure -- Frederic C. Hof, Business Insider/Atlantic Council* The decision of the Obama administration to strike Islamic State targets (as well as some associated with another al-Qaeda derivative) in Syria is laudable. The participation of multiple Arab partners is commendable: the fight against this vacuum-filling band of murderers, torturers, and thieves is, in its essence, an Arab fight against pagan barbarism. To the extent, however, that the number one catal... more »

I had a lenthy argument with myslef

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Which one of us was the crazy fucker? We concluded neither but it was a great discussion nevertheless.

Oh Dear Lord in Heaven - Did Obama just call Holder's doctor wife an OB Gynee?????

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*and this is the smartest man in the room?* Maybe Mooch went to an OB Gynee when she was pregnant, but the rest of us ladies were attended to by OB G-Y-N's. H/T Weasel Zippers

Friday Morning Ramble–The Weekend After the Week After

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: image] Alleged #dirtypolitics by blog overwhelmingly rejected by voters, but drums still beating for censorship of blogs. *Blogs Back on the Agenda* – John Drinnan, HERALD “Cash-strapped, spendthrift council wants to issue its own currency. What could possibly go wrong?” – Bernard Darnton *Citizens could be working for rates* – STUFF And how convenient, just in time to send 800 police out to arrest someone who may or may not have been planning a beheading. *Spooks can monitor all of Aussie net* – STUFF Australia to Legalise Medical Cannabis? *The Federal Government Will... more »

America's Failed Drug War: Georgia Woman Jailed for SpaghettiOs

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 5 hours ago
In another tale of bogus meth madness, Georgia cops arrested and jailed a 23 year old woman because of a suspicion that a residue coated spoon in her car was evidence that she was a drug user. Ashley Gabrielle Huff of Commerce, GA was arrested by Gainesville City police officers during a routine traffic stop after one of the deputy dawgs overreacted in misidentifying the substance on the eating utensil. She was arrested, jailed and then ordered to attend mandatory drug counseling sessions. When she missed a session she was re-arrested and kept in jail for well over a month until t... more »

Turkey, at the forefront, allowing the US and Israel to lead from behind

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*All the while propping up their, mutual, phony ISIS pretext* Turkey vows to fight ISIL(S) and guns for Assad’s exit *The real agenda. Same as it ever was. Ousting Assad. * *Turkey will fight against ISIL and other terrorist groups in the region* but will stick to its *aim of seeing* Syrian dictator *Bashar Al Assad removed from power,* Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday . * The aim was always removing Assad. It's never changed. Not once. In all these years.* “We will [also] continue to prioritise *our aim to remove the Syrian regime*, to help protect the territor... more »

World News Briefs -- October 2, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Up To 100 Possibly Exposed To U.S. Ebola Patient; Four Isolated -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Up to 100 people may have had contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four people were quarantined in a Dallas apartment where sheets and other items used by the man were put in sealed plastic bags to prevent infection. Health officials said on Thursday that 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the patient, who flew to Texas from Liberia via Brussels and Washington two weeks ago, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. *Read more* .... *MID... more »

Oct. 2: Skip the first nine pages of section A....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 6 hours ago
....there is nothing in them worth reading. Then there's Norbert on the editorial page, sounding tough while avoiding the real issues. This one is a part of a series he's done to moan about our lack of interest in voting. His solution? People don't like the political parties - so we need need a box on the ballot to check off "none of the above". Brilliant Norbert. I can just see the fevered lineups now of people taking time to vote so they can check off "none of the above". And what a boon for democracy! We might, for example, get a government on the votes of just 20% of the electo... more »

Wingmakers and Lily Earth: What resonates with you?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
This week on The Collective Imagination radio show on Tuesday, Lisa, Brian and I dig into a lot of information about the Wingmakers documents, Lily Earth's information and cross reference it with pieces from several others people that Lisa has interviewed in the past, including Heather. During several conversations in my various skype rooms, I realized that many people were looking for the info that we were discussing this past week, and I decided to pull together everything into one place for ease of access. Now, I can fully admit that I haven't read all of the Wingmakers infor... more »

LA 'Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema' 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema October 4, 2014 - December 15, 2014 Billy Wilder Theater Los Angeles Info: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater In-person:  Chris Eyre (10/4, 10/5); Shelley Niro, Randy Redroad, David Delgado Shorter (10/5); Heather Rae (10/5, 10/6); Ian Skorodin (10/6); Sydney Freeland, Billy Luther, Bird Runningwater (10/24);

Wall Street Gets Even More Demanding Of Their Congressional Puppets

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Remember the old days when all Wall Street demanded personnel-wise was that they always get to name the Treasury Secretary? Well, a few weeks ago we found out that now they're demanding that they get another Wall Street whore as DCCC chair when Israel shuffles off into oblivion; their candidate is Jim Himes (New Dem-CT). And yesterday the *Washington Post* reported that Wall Street is doing what they can to make sure Sherrod Brown is not the replacement for retiring Tim Johnson as Budget Committee Chairman. That means shoveling big piles of money towards Republican candidates runn... more »

Russian President Putin: Remarks On Sanctions, Ukraine, And The Internet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Putin Says He Hopes Election Will Bring Ukraine Stability -- Voice of America* President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Ukraine's parliamentary poll, scheduled for October 26, would help restore stability in the country, saying that such a development would also be welcomed by Russia. Relations between Moscow and Kyiv have been teetering on the brink since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March and has since been seen as having fomented and directly supported a separatist rebellion in the country’s east, a charge Moscow denies. *Read more* .... *Russian P... more »

Iraqi MP: We Must Not Send the Army to Liberate Sunni Provinces If Local Tribes Do Not Appreciate It

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
Title: Iraqi MP: We Must Not Send the Army to Liberate Sunni Provinces If Local Tribes Do Not Appreciate It. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: October 1, 2014. Description: In a recent TV interview, Hanan Al-Fatlawi, a Shiite Iraqi MP of the State of Law Coalition, said: ""I will send my son [to fight] only if the people for whom he is fighting appreciate this, and they will not ululate while my son is slaughtered." She further said: "It would be a stupid mistake to send our sons to this holocaust. The interview was broadcast on the Iraqi Hona Baghdad TV channel and posted on the In... more »

End of Benefits Tomorrow

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
Here's hoping you enjoyed today's Top 10 list but now it's time to get serious. I was having a pretty good day until the mail arrived. I'd finally resolved the issue with my publisher, CreateSpace, regarding my final galley proof for *Tatterdemalion*. In fact, they were so apologetic, they even agreed to send me five free copies of each of my four previous books plus four additional proofs of my current project, with expedited shipping. Then I put up today's post right before Mrs. JP brought up the mail. The first envelope I opened actually contained more good news. CO... more »

Heavy Fighting Reported In The Libyan City Of Benghazi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Almost 30 Libyan Soldiers Killed In Benghazi Attacks -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Almost 30 Libyan soldiers were killed and 70 wounded in a double suicide bombing and clashes in the port city of Benghazi on Thursday, medics said. Four people were also killed in a separate attack by suspected Islamists on an army checkpoint in Qubah, east of Benghazi, hospital officials said. Libya is being racked by violence as the armed groups which helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 turn their guns on each other in a struggle for the country's vast oil resources and political domination. *Read mo... more »

Thursday Ebola Linkage

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Well, this has been a very difficult period to watch as we see the unfolding tragedy of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We have seen dire warnings for the region, with a dramatic uptick in reported infections and some heartbreaking (and problematic) images from hospitals. There have been credible projections that left unchecked Ebola Continue reading

U.S. Poll: Majority Supports Ground Troops To Battle The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Fox News Poll: Majority Supports Ground Troops To Battle ISIS If Airstrikes Not Enough -- FOX News* Americans are clearly behind President Obama in the battle against ISIS. Still, they have a number of worries. According to a Fox News national poll on terrorism and ISIS, voters think: - The United States is at war with ISIS, but we don’t have a clear strategy for winning. - Bombing ISIS is a good start, but it won’t finish the job. - Obama should send ground troops if that’s what it takes to defeat ISIS - and it probably will be. - The U.S. military has become less effective u... more »

Evan Davis and Ed Miliband have breakfast together

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Sorry to disappoint you, but I know how much you all love transcriptions - so here's a full transcription of a recent interview between new *Newsnight *host Evan Davis and Labour leader Ed Miliband. No link is available as it was never broadcast. Thankfully, *Is the BBC biased? *was there, with hidden microphones (great work, Sue!): ************* *Evan Davis*: Well, in the spirit of new-look *Newsnight, *I am here meeting the Labour leader Ed Miliband for breakfast at the Labour Party conference centre in Manchester. Hi there, Ed. *Ed Miliband*: Good to be with you, Evan. *Evan ... more »

One of the Best Explanations of White Privilege You Will Likely Ever Read

*C* at The Web (Untangled) - 8 hours ago
by eodell on Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 08:23:19 AM PDT "Regarding offended white people I'm not sure who I'm addressing this to, since all of the black people here and a lot of the decent white people already know this, and the racist whites won't get it, but what the hell. Dear white racists and your fragile fee-fees: Relax, I'm white, too. Look, I can do the secret handshake and nudge-nudge, wink-wink. Lemme whitesplain something to you, fellow white men: no one buys your bullshit. That's because your bullshit runs like this: For historically- and presently-oppressed black people t... more »

Supplemental: Do you believe this story or claim?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014Lawrence O’Donnell edition:* Lawrence O’Donnell knows bouncers. For our money, he proved that last night as he discussed the recent White House break-in: O’DONNELL (10/1/14): Susan Crabtree, what I’m hearing about this is a Washington reaction. This is a pure Washington reaction where you get the resignation or you fire the boss of the agency. The failures, the people who individually failed in their jobs on the patrol of the front of the White House there, they’re not supposed to be examined in any way at this stage. We’re supposed to just assume that ... more »

Syria and the ISIS Crisis - Effective Counterterrorism

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
>> you talked about these strikes as hopefully having an effect. i wonder if you could assess a little bit, obviously, the iraq end of this campaign has been going on for a while. do you think you had an effect so far with those strikes, and what more is going, is hoped for from this wave? >> the most important thing is to create some space for the iraqi security forces to reorganize and replace leadership that needs to be replaced, to allow them to reorganize their equipment and rearm, to get their ministry connected to this newly-formed government and to allow them to get on t... more »

Average IQ Going Down? (Well, This Explains Why So Many People Are Like Sheep Today!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I have always been mystified as to why people just do not get it.... I and others in the so called real "truth movement" have for decades tried to reach people to get them to understand the true evil on this planet, and how every single one of us are basically being prepped for perpetual enslavement.... We try again and again to explain how truly evil and crooked our governments are, how the media is nothing but bold faced liars, and how a certain criminal group who call themselves "chosen ones" are the ones "behind the curtain" controlling so many aspects of our lives, and yet all ... more »

(Why the 9/11 Investigation Never Was Allowed: B) Dick Cheney had obstructed the investigation and redacted the involvement of the Saudi government agents who were employed in California by the Saudi Civil Aviation authority

If you've been feeling confused or conflicted by the international conflicts lately . . . Welcome to the Big Bamboozle. In so many ways. Since the "news" about the Saudi connection to 9/11 has received so much play in the fringe media just recently (for some reason), I thought my readers might be interested in reviewing some of the known history so far. The unknown knowns will have to wait

Turkey's Parliament Approves Military Operations In Iraq And Syria To Fight The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Turkish army tanks take up position on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 29, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer *Islamic State: Turkey MPs Back Iraq-Syria Deployment -- BBC* *Turkey's parliament has backed a motion allowing its military to enter Iraq and Syria to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.* The resolution will also permit foreign troops to use Turkish territory for the operation. The motion was passed with 298 MPs in favour and 98 against. Turkey had been unwilling to fight IS militants because they were holding ... more »

You Can Call It Evil

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
US-NATO are currently holding joint war games in Ukraine with their puppet Kiev government. Likely when the war 'exercises' are over the US-NATO arms merchants will leave a shit load of military hardware there for the neo-Nazi's inside the Kiev regime to use against their own citizens in the eastern part of the country. In the meantime the Kiev bullies keep shelling the east and the people there try their best to defend themselves. The US-NATO want to create chaos along Russia's border like they are doing in the Middle East ..... and in the process the war industries make 19% pr... more »

Syrian Rebels Highly Critical Of US Airstrikes, Policy, And Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*'Moderate' Syrian Rebels Highly Critical Of US Airstrikes, Policy -- Rick Moran, American Thinker* A little more evidence that the president's bombing campaign in Syria is mostly for show, and that its chances of working are close to zero. Our supposed allies in Syria, the "moderate," secular opposition, is taking a rather dim view of our efforts so far, and are growing angry about civilian casualties and the administration's lack of follow through in arming the Free Syrian Army. David Kenner writing in Foreign Policy, relates the story of an FSA-affiliated commander whose origi... more »

Top 10 Secret Service Security Breaches

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
In an eerie reprise of the action movie, *White House Down*, it appears as if the US Secret Service isn't as invested as it should be in protecting the President and the First Family. Beginning with two party crashers at the White House years ago, the President's security detail has been caught several times of late in dereliction of their duties, including not reporting shots fired at the White House, a knife-wielding intruder entering the Executive mansion and the latest revelation of an armed contractor in Atlanta years ago sharing an elevator with the President. Unfortunat... more »

Born of a virgin, under three kings, crucified and resurrected...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
this is an ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT explanation of the Ancient Sun Worship i.e. astrological farming relevance being the basic cover story for Jesus, he being the most recent adaptation of this tale. Question is: Who are this non-country-based Elite Sect, Controlling Power or Ruthless Profit Masters who are propagating this Solar Myth into Our Future and benefiting from these SIMs or Successive Invented Messiah's? That's where the 'real control of the people' resides, with these M3s or Meandering Myth Makers, or Enforcers of the Lie. To be truly free of this tyranny, we must OUT the reg... more »

U.S. And Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Isis Defies Coalition Air Strikes In Battle For Town On Syria-Turkey Border -- The Guardian* Pressure piles on Ankara as US-led onslaught drives extremists towards predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani Islamic State (Isis) insurgents have tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, despite a flurry of coalition air strikes, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper into the conflict. Kurdish militants warned that peace talks with the Turkish state would be halted if Islamist insurgents were allowed to carry out a massacre in the predominant... more »

We Walk

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
I'm new in the yoga class the instructor asked me to say some things about upcoming peace walk thru Maine endless war addiction to military production spiritual nature Buddhist monk sings old Negro spirituals deep bass voice many singers many cooks many friends blisters joy beautiful mountains lakes color on trees crisp air Many waves thumbs up honks few downward thumbs keep us in your heart we walk with determination with outrage with love with hope for collective sanity and action we walk

Book Unveiling and fundraiser for Calpolli Teoxicalli

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 11 hours ago
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UN Report: Islamic State Behind 'Staggering Array' Of Iraq Abuses

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
UN accuses ISIL of directly targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure in northern Iraq *ISIL Behind 'Staggering Array' Of Iraq Abuses -- Al Jazeera* *New UN report says war crimes may have been committed, accusing armed group of carrying out executions and rape. * The UN has accused the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of carrying out a "staggering array" of "human rights abuses" in northern Iraq that may amount to war crimes. In a report released on Thursday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) li... more »

When Second Biggest Cities Fall To The Bad Guys…

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The Military Industrial Complex and its faithful media spokesmen are warning that the only way to stop ISIS from overrunning America and beheading everyone is to spend more money… on the Military Industrial Complex. Martin Feldman, a right-wing kook with a respectable-sounding pedigree, was chairman of Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers from 1982-1984. This week he was clamoring for more war in the Middle East and demanding Obama "significantly increase military spending." An anti-tax nut, no doubt he would like to see more missiles come at the expense of unnecessary frills li... more »

THE HOUSES OF NANTUCKET COUNTY: The three reversals of Christopher Matthews!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014Part 5—The greatest flip of all:* MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, the Nantucket burgher, has staged some remarkable flips. He’s still engaged in his current reversal, the one involving Hillary Clinton. At least through 2008, Matthews was a raging attack dog against the woman he repeatedly derided as “Evita Peron” and “Nurse Ratched”—the woman he found to be “witchy.” Today, the Nantucket burgher is Hillary Clinton’s most devoted “journalistic” sycophant. His ridiculous fawning has kept him in line with his channel’s new corporate policy. Such reversals may help... more »

U.N. Report: 26,000 Civilian Casualties In Iraq Conflict This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Ali Abu Shish/Reuters *U.N. Reports At Least 26,000 Civilian Casualties In Iraq Conflict This Year -- New York Times* GENEVA — The conflict in Iraq has killed and wounded at least 26,000 civilians this year, with the toll accelerating in recent weeks as Islamic State fighters sought to expand their control of parts of northern Iraq, the United Nations reported Thursday. The casualty count includes 9,343 people killed from January to the end of September, the United Nations said in a joint report by its mission in Iraq and its human rights office in Geneva, which emphasized that th... more »

Still Waking up...

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
Three years ago this video was produced. It's message is relevant and timely still today. We've come such a long distance since then. The lead up to and let down after 12.21.12 has changed all of us. We've perhaps been through anger and hope and depression and waiting, always there is the waiting. There are still today a variety of versions of prophecies and prophets. Many dates have come and gone, along with their promises of prosperity, enlightenment, collapse or spaceships. What was then and is today a constant – is you. Every answer, and all value, healing, abundance and lo... more »

Former President George W. Bush Comments On The U.S. War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Bush On ISIS: America Has Learned 'Lesson' About Iraq -- FOX News* Former President George W. Bush, who before leaving office warned against withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq too early, told Fox News that America has since learned the "lesson" that Iraqis are not yet capable of providing for their own security. The former president, who spoke with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, reacted to President Obama's decision to launch airstrikes in Iraq -- and now Syria -- in a new war against the Islamic State. Asked if the Iraqi people failed to se... more »

The Realist Report Fall 2014 Fundraiser

John Friend at The Realist Report - 11 hours ago
*"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell* Back in March, I conducted the first ever fundraiser for The Realist Report. When I *announced the fundraiser*, I wrote: I have always been reluctant and, quite frankly, uncomfortable requesting donations for my radio programs, blogging and other forms of activism. When I have brought the topic up, I've always encouraged those of you who appreciate, enjoy and support the work I do here to consider making a financial contribution if you are able to. Rather than regularly requesting ... more »

Terrorism and Turmoil: US Containment of China

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
*October 2, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - With Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" *fully exposed as US-backed sedition*, readers should be aware that this latest turmoil is but one part of a greater ongoing campaign by the United States to contain and co-opt the nation of China. As early as the Vietnam War, with the so-called "Pentagon Papers" released in 1969, it was revealed that the conflict was simply one part of a greater strategy aimed at containing and controlling China. Three important quotes from these papers reveal this strategy. It states first that: *“...the February deci... more »

Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Mohammad Omar Claims Victory in Afghan War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Claims Victory Through His Eid Message -- Khaama Press* The Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has claimed victory in Afghan war through his message issued on the occasion of Eid. “Your Jihad and ungrudging sacrifices against the occupation have defeated the Americans, their Western allies and domestic supporters altogether with the Help of Allah (May Glory be upon Him),” Mullah Omar said. He also added, “All their strategies have proved to be ineffective, with their diplomatic efforts facing fiasco, besides disgrace and ignominy. The NATO Summi... more »

2014 Message to Off World Beings

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
Two and a half years ago this video was produced. It began a conversation with GE and was the catalyst for several off world "encounters". Today, the message is still relevant. The audio has been enhanced and music added, c/o GE. Please enjoy and share. Click here for You Tube link. We are the Ones we are waiting for. ~Sophia

Wild Bill: Homegrown Terrorists: Who are they talking about?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*it could very well be you.*

Los mejores paisajes naturales (Parte 1) (12 imágenes gratis)

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 12 hours ago
Click sobre las imágenes para ampliar su tamaño FOTOFRONTERA, presenta una nueva colección que incluye *12 paisajes naturales* de los sitios más hermosos que existen en nuestro planeta. Un recorrido virtual por esos *mágicos escenarios* que se han convertido en *santuarios para vivir en paz* alejado del bullicio de la gran ciudad. Rincones inéditos para meditar, respirar y correr sintiendo la brisa de una mañana fresca o de *un increíble amanecer*. Reciba usted nuestros saludos especiales a través de la distancia y nos leemos mañana en una entrega más de las mejores imágenes para ve... more »

A Strategy of Appeasement: Winning the Revise and Resubmit

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
You hear the “ping” of an incoming email and quickly check the subject – oh, crap, it’s from a journal![1] This could make or break your day. You open the email and quickly scan for the word “reject.” Wait? What!? No “reject”? No “Unfortunately, their assessments do not provide us with sufficient support to continue the Continue reading

World News Briefs -- October 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Texas Says That Up to 100 Are at Risk of Ebola Exposure -- New York Times* DALLAS — Health officials in Texas said Thursday that they had reached out to as many as 100 people who may have had contact — either directly or indirectly — with a Liberian man sick with the Ebola virus while he was contagious. Of those people, only a handful have been isolated, including family members and the medical technicians who rushed the patient, Thomas E. Duncan, to the hospital on Sunday. Most on the list are there simply because they had contact with people who had had contact with Mr. Duncan.... more »

The "Crisis" In Hong Kong: Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" Is US-Backed Sedition!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
The news is continuously reeling now with reports of trouble everywhere... Sometimes I do feel this is done purposely to keep people from properly focusing in on one trouble at at time... We have the troubling reports about our collapsing economy, the collapse of America into a police state, the Ebola virus scare and outbreak in America, the continuing problems in Ukraine, the rush to war against Syria... The list is growing on an almost daily basis.... Now the Jew spew media is reporting about a new "crisis" in Hong Kong, where supposedly there are "protests" against Chinese govern... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Gen. Allen: Could Take Years To Train Syrian Rebels -- The Hill* Retired Marine Gen. John Allen said Wednesday that it could take years to train moderate Syrian rebel forces to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a linchpin of the president's strategy against the terrorist group. "It is going to take a while. It could take years, actually," said Allen on CNN, in his first interview since being appointed by the president to build an international coalition in the fight against ISIS. "And so the -- we have to manage our expectations," he said. *Read more* .... *M... more »

And they wonder why they're hated!

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 13 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg Said the man taking a video of a police "incident" from his front porch in Tallahassee, Florida. Apparently a woman walking down a narrow residential street with no sidewalks had inquired something of a police officer, one of a great many who had congregated, their cars lining a narrow suburban lane with lights flashing to arrest three people for being suspicious. Apparently there was a complaint about a drug deal, but of course no one would know except the officers. Why not ask about an operation of that size in front of your house? But we're only citizens. Our... more »

SHE Has Seen the Future

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 14 hours ago
SUZY ALLCAPS has seen the future and it's a ginormous anti-choice LOSS. (plain-text url for the usual reason) http://www.bigbluewave.ca/2014/10/will-collapse-of-planned-parenthood.html SHE links to a couple of posts by Big Nurse Stanek, Head Chef of the Sweet-and-Sour Fried Fried Fetus Emporium, crowing about the demise of Planned Parenthood -- and therefore, ipso fatso, of abortion, in the US. SHE doesn't think the situation in Canada is comparable -- and thank gord, she's right about that too. SHE understands that the future of abortion is -- as we've said here many, many times -... more »

Iraq’s Economy Collapsing Under Pressure of Security Crisis

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
One of the untold stories of the fighting in Iraq is the effect it is having upon the country’s economy. Almost two million internally displaced people, the loss of agricultural land in northern Iraq, foreign investors being scared off, the decline in trade, the collapse of several internal markets, and depleted financial reserves have all been reported in the press. This came on top of the fact that the 2014 budget was never passed due to ex-Premier Nouri al-Maliki’s disputes with his political rivals, which is crippling in a state run system like Iraq’s. All together this points... more »

The Ukraine Economy Has Imploded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*War Severs Ukraine’s Industrial Arteries as Economy Sinks -- Bloomberg* The bloody conflict in Ukraine’s east is severing the arteries that connect the nation’s economy. The effects are being felt hundreds of miles from the unrest in industries as different as electricity and food processing. Power plants at the other end of the country are being starved of coal because of disruptions to mining, while in Kiev, one of Ukraine’s biggest poultry producers is looking abroad for incubatory eggs after output was halted at its facility near the war-ravaged city of Donetsk. Months of fi... more »

Missing!

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
I’ve been picturing homes all over Britain, switching on the telly or the radio and hearing about the missing girl from Bristol who has probably run away to be a ‘Jihadi bride.’ Straight on the back of a real missing British girl, whose parents really did make a moving, dignified, but alas futile appeal for her return, the BBC’s treatment of the Somali family’s self-proclaimed “heart-breaking’ appeal for their runaway daughter gave implied moral equivalence to the two, which many people deem highly offensive. Judging by some of the comments on blogs and the online press, like, for... more »

Rebels In Eastern Ukraine Have Launched An Offensive To Capture The Government-Held Airport In Donetsk

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Ukraine Rebels Renew Push To Take Donetsk Airport -- BBC* Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine are conducting an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, officials say. Pro-Russian rebels have tried several times in recent weeks to take the airport, which lies to the north-west of the city. The insurgents continued an offensive - begun on Wednesday - on "a broad front", the Ukrainian military says. An official truce in place in eastern Ukraine has often been violated. The ceasefire was called on 5 September, but on Wednesday four people were killed by a shell whic... more »

A Repeat Of A Tiananmen Massacre In Hong Kong?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Analysis: China Raises Hong Kong Rhetoric to Tiananmen Level -- Voice of America* LONDON - China has raised the rhetorical stakes in its dispute with pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, saying they are creating “chaos.” That is a significant term in Chinese Communist Party ideology, suggesting that the situation could threaten the Party’s hold on power, and therefore that decisive action is required. The word was used in a front-page commentary in the Party newspaper, The People’s Daily – a platform used to express the views of top leaders and to implicitly warn of consequ... more »

Unrest In Hong Kong -- News Updates October 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Hong Kong Protests: China Strongly Backs lLader CY Leung -- BBC* China's state media have strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung, praising his performance while condemning protests as "chaos". The support in Communist Party paper People's Daily comes as student activists threaten to occupy government buildings if Mr Leung does not resign. Police and government have again called on protesters to disperse. The protesters are angry at China's plan to vet candidates for polls in 2017, saying they want full democracy. On Wednesday China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi also war... more »

Paul Toner's Future as Gates Waterboy

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
TURNcoat Paul Toner has moved on the greener pastures, you might say, to become the President of New Voices Strategies, a corporate outfit funded by Gates and NEA to create positive PR spin for CorpEd initiatives in a community near you. Here is an example of the New Voice Strategies spin from June of this year, when the American Statistical Association delivered what will prove to be the death blow to the Gates-Obama plan to use VAM for evaluating teachers and students. Needless to say, NVS took side with Arne Duncan in claiming the scientists have it all wrong in their condemna... more »

Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars Explains How Education Became So Embattled

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
Every generation must rewrite history from its own perspective. It has been a joy to look at the history of recurring education battles from the perspective of Dana Goldstein, and her The Teacher Wars, as well as Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher. I’ve have long blamed Reaganism and Supply Side Economics for much of […]

West Virginia Blue Dog Nick Casey-- Another Bad Steve Israel Recruit

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
At the very end of the video above, you can hear former West Virginia Democratic Party chairman Nick Casey boast that if he's elected to Congress next month, he won't support Nancy Pelosi. Back in June, Casey, the Steve Israel recruit for West Virginia's 2nd district-- the seat Shelley Moore Capito is giving up to run for the Senate-- said he was "honored to receive the endorsement of the Blue Dog Democrats who share my commitment to commonsense West Virginia values of fiscal conservatism, making government do more with less, and bringing folks together to solve problems that mat... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*World university rankings show 'power shift' from US and UK towards Far East* *US and UK Universities dominate the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In Australia ANU, U Sydney, U. Melb, U Qld and Monash made the top 100 with U NSW just outside at rank 109. Full list here* British universities slipped in major global league tables published today amid evidence of a "power shift" towards the Far East. Figures showed three UK universities dropped out of a list of the world's 200 top performing higher education institutions while five disappeared from the top 500. ... more »

Messages From Higher Self - Through Acceptance Of Where You Are

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
Source: *https://plus.google.com/116550793025117941917/posts?cfem=1&hl=en-GB*

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Did climate change cause ebola?* *Some nitwit had to make that link but it's a monumentally stupid thing to claim. Since there has been no climate change for 18 years, it cannot have caused ebola. Something that does not exist cannot cause anything* In a report on a mysterious virus causing paralysis in children that aired on “CBS This Morning” earlier this week, Dr. David Agus, a medical contributor for CBS News and a University of Southern California medical professor, discussed a so-called enterovirus that is believed to behind paralysis and muscle weakness in nine Colorado... more »

Great Start to Keep Space for Peace Week

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
This photo came to me this morning from Nick Deane in Australia. His short note read "Things are even happening in Sydney, Australia." It's a joy to think about how ideas can spread all around the globe. Can't keep the truth down for long. Yesterday the photo below came my way from Global Network board member MacGregor Eddy in California. It was from a protest at Beale AFB in that state (the base I lived at when I graduated from high school in 1970. My step-father worked at the base on the cameras on the SR-71 'Blackbird' spy plane.) MacGregor wrote: Early KS4P event at... more »

What Will the Liberals Do?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.thestar.com/ Stephen Harper is going to war, believing it will help him get re-elected. Chantal Hebert writes that, in adopting the same rhetoric he used to support the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, he may speed up his departure: In the House of Commons on Tuesday, the prime minister added that the U.S.-led intervention was “noble and necessary.” As leader of the Opposition a decade ago, Harper’s case for Canada’s participation in the American-led coalition against Saddam Hussein was also essentially based on t... more »

Obama's Ebola Nation

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
Bad news has become as American as apple pie under the rule of El Presidente Barack Obama and the latest slice comes topped off with a big scoop of the Ebola virus. Last week we had our nation’s first workplace beheading and this week we have our first confirmed domestic case of Ebola. The infected, a man named Thomas Eric Duncan is reportedly a resident of Liberia, the African cesspool that is teeming with the deadly illness and was visiting his girlfriend in Texas when he became ill. Duncan went to a Dallas hospital after experiencing symptoms including fever and abdominal pain ... more »

Detect cosmic rays with your Android device

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*The camera-based app is called DECO* *Sad, off-topic:* Martin Perl died: a Stanford Nobel prize winner for the tau lepton discovery... *If you detect this pattern, then FBI is trying to irradiate you by lethal radiation. You may only find out if NSA hasn't hacked your smartphone's camera, however. ;-) More seriously, the app detects both cosmic rays and radioactivity from the environment.* If you have an Android device, you are invited to download an app by Justin Vandenbroucke who is junior faculty in Wisconsin: Univ. at Madison: press release Their astroparticle center about D... more »

"America's 'Death Instinct' Spreads Misery Across the World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"America's 'Death Instinct' Spreads Misery Across the World"* War and national security are used to justify the surrender of citizenship, the crushing of dissent and expanding the powers of the state. by Chris Hedges "Those who use violence to shape the world, as we have done in the Middle East, unleash a whirlwind. Our initial alliances—achieved at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dead, some $3 trillion in expenditures and the ravaging of infrastructure across the region—have been turned upside down by the cataclysm of violence. Thirteen years of war, and the rise of enemi... more »

Emiri Air Force receives first batch of PC-21 aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Pilatus PC-21]The Qatar Emiri Air Force, represented by Al Zaeem (Leader) Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Attiyah Air College, has received the first batch of the Swiss trainer aircraft – the Pilatus PC-21. This is in line with a directive from HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to modernise and develop the country’s air force. Under the patronage of HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Major General Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah and HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Major General (Pilot) Ghanim bin Shaheen al-Ghanim, the Swiss training aircraft were recei... more »

Boeing Delivers First New-Build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MH-47G Special Operations Chinook] Boeing completed initial flight and delivery of the first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command Sept. 29, 2014 – a full month ahead of schedule. “It is an honor to be trusted to design, produce and deliver this advanced capability for the Army Special Operations customer,” said Steve Parker, vice president, cargo helicopters & H-47 program manager. “The advanced technology inherent in the new-build MH-47G ensures that the users and operators will have the superior mission capab... more »

$28 million contract signing for Nulka

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Nulka]BAE Systems has signed a A$28 million contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Systems Program Office for SEA 1397 Phase 5B, the upgrade of the Nulka launch sub-system. Nulka is the world’s most effective anti-ship missile defence and BAE Systems is the prime contractor responsible for design, development and integration of the Nulka system. Under the contract, BAE Systems will design and qualify an upgrade to the existing Nulka launch sub-system for a series of existing and new Royal Australian Navy ships, including the ANZAC Class... more »

Pentagon plans $1.75B Patriot Missile sale to Saudi Arabia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Patriot missile]The Pentagon aims to sell Patriot missile batteries to Saudi Arabia in a deal worth $1.75 billion. “The proposed sale will help replenish Saudi’s current Patriot missiles which are becoming obsolete and difficult to sustain due to age and the limited availability of repair parts,” the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement released to its website on Wednesday. The Pentagon said that the weapons sale would not alter the basic military balance in the region and touted the program that the deal would fall under as “an important force for politic... more »

Official: THAAD missile defense system being considered for South Korea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: THAAD Interceptor]A top U.S. defense official said Tuesday that Washington is considering whether to put an advanced missile defense system in South Korea, though Seoul continues to insist that no discussions about a politically sensitive THAAD battery are underway. Robert Work, deputy secretary of defense, said the U.S. is conducting site surveys for a Korea-based system. “We’re working with the government of South Korea now to determine if that is the right thing to do,” he told a forum in Washington hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Read more

Brimstone: British missile envied by the US for war on Isil

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
When the United States asked the RAF to join air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), Pentagon commanders had one particular weapon they wanted the British to bring. American defence chiefs had already seen the formidable Brimstone missile at work in Libya during the 2011 campaign against Col Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and wanted to use it against Isil, according to Whitehall sources. The unique British-made missile is now the most sophisticated of its kind being used in the air campaign to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling the militants. Read more

Russia supplies Iraq with Pantsir-S1, Dzhigit air defense systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SA-22 Pantsir S-1]Contemporary air defense systems delivered by Russia to Iraq will improve national security and protection of vital sites, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said. "System operators have been trained in the manufacturing country," says a ministry report. "Only a handful of states possess such advanced air defense systems," it emphasized. Read more

"Goal is end of Israel, but "you can't say that to…"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Fatah leader explains Fatah policy on Israel very clearly http://youtu.be/3ViFr3oIM4M Don't expect the institutionally anti Israel BBC to ever report such comments.

Why do so many Islamists choose beheading as their favoured way of killing?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
In the last few years it seems as though few news reports from Syria, Iraq or other places where Islamic terrorists are wreaking havoc (or indeed on attacks on British soldiers on the streets of London or incidents of 'workplace violence' in America) are complete without mentioning that the victims were beheaded. Why do so many Islamist terrorists choose beheading as their favoured method of killing? Let's see... 1. Koran 5:33 'The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or cruci... more »

Screams from spectators as fighter jet stages a dramatic mock NAPALM DROP at US airshow

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Stunned spectators looked on in awe as a fighter jet staged a mock napalm drop at an airshow in North Carolina, US. The footage, captured by Patrick Ortiz at the Winston-Salem airshow, shows a AV-8 Sea Harrier plane dropping the incendiary bomb onto a runway. An audio track can also be heard recreating the sound of warfare as the plane drops its rounds. Read more

Unmanned aircraft soar with new capabilities for Apache

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Apache and UAV]The Program Executive Office for Aviation has once again pushed the envelope of technology for its family of unmanned aircraft systems. Gray Eagle and Shadow UAS – both popular with Soldiers for the reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities they bring to the battlefield – have proven themselves up to the challenge in a series of manned-unmanned teaming tests with the Army’s newest Apache, the AH-64 “E” model, and the One System Remote Video Terminal during the past two months at both Redstone Arsenal and El Mirage Flight Test Facility in California. The su... more »

PLA's airborne radar system touted as 'best in world'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: KJ-2000 Mainring]Hong Kong military commentator Leung Guo-liang says China's airborne early warning and control system is the world's most advanced radar system, according to Hong Kong's Ming Pao. Leung, deputy editor of Hong Kong's China-leaning magazine the Mirror, said the radar's role in large-scale air battles has become increasingly important for coordinating aircraft. Wang Xiaomo, one of the developers behind China's airborne early warning and control system, said the country has achieved nine breakthroughs in the development of the system that put it ahead of the Uni... more »

Indian, Indonesian navies conclude joint patrol

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CN-235 MPA]The 24th edition of Indian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) has concluded, an official statement said Wednesday, adding the defence relations between the two countries is growing. "The close defence relations between Indian and Indonesia have been growing steadily with regular joint activities and exchanges of personnel between the armed forces of the two countries," a statement said Wednesday. The exercise, which started Sep 9, concluded Tuesday. CORPAT is a joint patrolling exercise held twice a year by the two countries. Read more

Navy chief: US needs to keep 11 aircraft carriers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Gerald Ford]Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Wednesday said the U.S. needs to have a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers, siding with lawmakers who have sought to save the USS George Washington from budget cuts. "We need 11 to have the constant presence that we need. We need 11 to get them into a more regular cycle of maintenance and training," he told reporters at a breakfast. "There's a law that we got to have 11 carriers. It's like gravity — it's not just a good idea, it's the law. So that's the basis you have to go on," Mabus added. Read more

China And The US Are In A Race To Develop The World's First Aircraft Carrier-Borne Stealth Jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: 0]China and the US could be on the verge of a new arms race, as both countries appear to be developing fifth-generation stealth aircraft that can launch from aircraft carriers. David Axe, at War is Boring, notes China has placed a full-scale model of its fifth-generation J-31 stealth prototype aboard a mock-up of China's single aircraft carrier. China frequently tests new additions to its military arsenal by building these kinds of model prototypes first — although the J-31 also underwent its first test-flights this past June. If China is actually planning on deploying its... more »

Navy Board takes to sea in fleet’s smallest ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMS Ranger]Top brass responsible for the running of the Royal Navy squeezed into two of the smallest vessels in the fleet for a rare day at sea. The Portsmouth-based First Patrol Boat Squadron showed off their skills while transporting the entire Navy Board to a conference on the Isle of Wight. The voyage, from Portsmouth to Cowes, saw eight Admirals, two Commodores, a Royal Marine General, and several support staff make their journey in the two 20-metre ships. Read more

Navy projects blue water muscle with long range deployment in Indian Ocean region

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Mumbai]Four Indian warships on Wednesday set sail from Mumbai on a long overseas deployment to East Africa and beyond to build "maritime bridges" with countries in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The first port of call for the warships -- guided-missile destroyer INS Mumbai, stealth frigates INS Talwar and INS Teg, and tanker INS Deepak - will be Antisiranana in Madagascar during the 50-day deployment. "INS Teg will then separately head for the international waters off Simon's town, the main base of the South African Navy near Cape Town, for the IBSAMAR exercise among I... more »

Testing of Tien Chien II missiles on frigates on schedule: ministry

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Lafayette class FFG]Deputy Defense Minister Kao Tien-chung told lawmakers Wednesday that test firing of the Tien Chien (Sky Sword) II missiles is on track, having been fired from Knox-class destroyers and with testing on Lafayette-class frigates moving forward. The radar-guided missile was developed by Taiwan's military-run Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology during the 1990s for use as air-to-air missiles in the Air Force. Kao spoke about the ship-launched variant of the Tien Chien II after Legislator Lin Yu-fang of the ruling Kuomintang raised concerns that the ... more »

Jiang Zemin

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: (Luis Novaes/Epoch Times)] This exerpt gives us insight into the character of Jiang Zemin and also the nature of preferment inside any effective dictatorship. It is not a pretty picture and we now see the present regime systematically dismantling his network. Yet this tendency alone damns this type of system and shows the vulnerability of those who happen to be sincere and worthy. Worse, it allows a particularly nasty opportunist to grab for the ring and this can also be expected to be almost the norm. This same individual would have been ground up in electoral politic... more »

Sustainable Farms, Organic Farming Beats Factory Farms

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is noteworthy. Operators are really thinking about what is possible. I personaly think that woodlands in particular are excellent prospects for cattle once they are groomed properly. This should open up the woodland to thirty percent total shade alllowing the understory to fully develop and the ground to be also covered with vegetation. This permits heavy grazing under the trees which is much superior to open pasture and the noonday sun. Leaf fall under the trees combined with sunlight will also produce a deep rich bed of grass as well My point is that modern equipment mak... more »

A Look At The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Deep Inside The Battle For Syria’s Most Important City -- Washington Free Beacon* The city of Aleppo is a key battleground in the war for Syria. Forces from Bashar al-Assad’s regime, ISIL, and the Islamic Front have all contested Aleppo. Vice News was able to spend two weeks with fighters from the Islamic Front to get an in depth view of how fighting in the city is going. The hour-long report shows Vice News reporter Aris Roussinos walking the front lines of the fight, dodging gunfire, interviewing Islamic Front leaders, witnessing medical care for gun shot victims, and touring ... more »

Boeing moving 2000 jobs from Washington state

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 22 hours ago
Via @BlogWood, I learned that Boeing is going to move 2000 skilled jobs away from Washington state, despite just receiving $8.7 billion (with a B) in subsidies for the years 2025-2040. Really, I'm speechless. "Chutzpah" is one of the more printable words I can think of to describe this. You will recall that the state's legislators were angry when their $2 billion (present value of $3.2 billion over 20 years) 2003 subsidy for the Dreamliner did not stop Boeing from putting a Dreamliner assembly line in South Carolina. So the 2013 subsidy was supposed to guarantee that Boeing couldn't... more »

Apple set to lose billions in EU state aid case

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 22 hours ago
The *Financial Times* writes today that the European Commission has decided to open a formal investigation into whether Apple received illegal subsidies ("state aid," in EU-speak) from Ireland going as far back as 1991. The FT quotes "people involved in the case" as saying that this can cost Apple billions of euros. What the decision technically does is establish what is known as an "Article 108(2)" investigation, which means that the Commission has concluded from its preliminary investigation that state aid has been granted in violation of the EU's competition policy rules. It is t... more »

Writers in Nature declared heretics by RC for dissing the 2 °C "target"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
Almost every religion likes to accumulate various superstitions, arbitrary meaningless answers to pretty much everything. The climate alarmist religion is doing it, too. One of the silliest superstitions that have been gradually incorporated into the religion of climate hysteria is the "2 °C climate target" – the idea that we are obliged to avoid the warming of the Earth by more than 2 °C above "pre-industrial levels" because otherwise the Mother Climate would show us Her anger. As far as I remember, I have never dedicated a blog post to this staggeringly stupid meme – I think that ... more »

The Pundits Are Now Having A Field Day Criticizing The Obama White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*American Incompetence In A World Spinning Out Of Control -- John Podhoretz, New York Post* An intruder made his way across the White House lawn and through the building almost to the Obama living quarters before being stopped by a Secret Service officer who was off duty: This chilling news is more than just a kind of melodramatic movie scenario come true. Next to the military, the Secret Service is probably the most highly regarded institution within the executive branch. Or it was. Now we learn its agents can’t catch a guy running across the White House lawn; can’t stop the guy... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*COMPOUND VIEW* U.S. Marines observe surrounding compounds during a security patrol in Washir district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. The Marines patrolled to disrupt enemy operations against the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.” 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMqLFemZOOg&feature=related

Will GOP Extremists Be Able to Dislodge Boehner From The Speaker's Chair?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday Boehner was boasting that he hadn't talked to Ted Cruz, the man who would like to name the next Speaker of the House, since Cruz was first elected to the Senate 2 years ago. A little bravado from the man who knows he has a struggle to keep the top job in the House. The extremists and radicals inside the House Republican caucus-- Team Cruz-- are determined to depose Boehner… and *Roll Call*'s Matt Fuller took a look at their chances yesterday. A couple weeks ago, we listed 17 Republicans who had either flat out pledged to vote for someone other than Boehner or who had refu... more »

China Tells The U.S. And Other Countries To Not Meddle In Hong Kong

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*China Tells Foreign Countries Not To Meddle In Hong Kong -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China's domestic affairs. Wang, the most senior Chinese official to speak publicly about the protests, said Beijing had "very formally and clearly stated its position: Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs. All countries should respect China's sovereignty." He was speaking at the U.S. State Department before... more »

U.S. Secret Service In Utter Disarray

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Pierson Failed To Provide Fresh Start For Secret Service That Administration Wanted -- Washington Post* The resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and the launch of a top-to-bottom review of the agency Wednesday are an acknowledgment by President Obama of what he has long denied: that the force charged with protecting him is in deep turmoil and struggling to fulfill its sacred mission. The 6,700-member agency, long an elite class of skilled professionals who prized their jobs, now suffers from diminished luster and historically high turnover rates. Officers in char... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Seen at the center of the cosmic cloud, the star is a mere 3 to 4 million years old. In another three to four million years the massive star will end its life in a supernova explosion. *Click image for larger size.* Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more familiar planetary nebulae - the gaseous shrouds surrounding dying sun-like stars. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 has bee... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Pain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. Pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust... more »

A Pueblo Indian Prayer

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Hold on to what is good, even if it's a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it's a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it's a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it's easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if someday I'll be gone away from you." ~ A Pueblo Indian Prayer

"Amber..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Troubles..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" - Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel

Chet Raymo, “Mind Over Matter?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Mind Over Matter?”* by Chet Raymo “Musing about the Oxford maths kit yesterday brings to mind an age-old question: Are those mathematical instruments a product of philosophy or empirical science? That is to say: Do we invent mathematics, or do we discover it in nature? The question came up in a book I've been reading, Rachel Hewitt's “Map of a Nation,” a history of the early days of the Ordnance Survey, the British mapping agency. In the 1820s, the Survey came to Ireland, then a British colony, to map the country on the unprecedented scale of six-inches to the mile. The first st... more »

The Poet: William Wordsworth, “Lines Written in Early Spring”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Lines Written in Early Spring”* "I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sat reclined; In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind. To her fair works did Nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think, What man has made of man." - William Wordsworth

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 2nd Oct)

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
“Google Tax”: George Osborne tells tech giants 'We will make you pay your taxes' In an ardent speech before the Conservative party conference, George Osborne said that some multinational technology firms go to "extraordinary lengths" not to pay tax in the UK. "You are welcome here in Britain with open arms," said the Chancellor to those firms. "While we offer some of the lowest business taxes

U.S. Made Plans To Attack Cuba In 1976

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Jan. 24, 2013: Henry Kissinger, chairman of Kissinger Associates, speaks during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. (Reuters) *Kissinger Drew Up Plans To Attack Cuba, Records Show -- New York Times* MIAMI — Nearly 40 years ago, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger mapped out secret contingency plans to launch airstrikes against Havana and “smash Cuba,” newly disclosed government documents show. Mr. Kissinger was so irked by Cuba’s military incursion into Angola that in 1976 he convened a top-secret group of senior officials to work out possible retaliat... more »

Latest Interview

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The latest edition of *This Issue* features Jason Rawn from Hope, Maine. Jason is a war tax resister and is helping to organize the upcoming Maine Walk for Peace & A Sustainable Future being sponsored by Maine Veterans For Peace. You can find more information about the walk *here*

9/11 Truth Activist Surrenders to UK Police for "Non-violent Extremism" Following Cameron's Speech

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
In response to Cameron’s U.N. General Assembly remarks equating people who question 9/11 and 7/7 attacks in the US and UK and those who question the West’s policy towards the Middle East as just as dangerous as violent ISIS terrorists, a British truth activist and author hands himself in to UK’s counter terrorism police for the new crime of "non-violent extremism". *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

On the trail of Batman at home in Long Island City (Queens)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Top Chef Duels -- surprisingly not-terrible! --is on Bravo tonight (we'll talk about it soon)* *Any sign of Batman? (photo by Mitch Waxman; click to enlarge)* *by Ken* I was thinking I might write about Bravo's *Top Chef Duels* this evening, in time for tonight's new episode, having finally looked at a couple of episodes and discovered that it's surprisingly not-terrible. We got to watch how a couple of chefs, going head to head, approach the given challenges -- starting with a pair set by the episode's contenders -- and execute them, which is kind of fun as long as we don't pre... more »

One U.S. Marine Rescued Another Is Missing After Bailing Out Of An MV-22 Osprey In The Arabian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
In this October 2009 photo, an MV-22 Osprey lands on an amphibious transport dock ship. The Navy is searching for a missing Osprey crew member in the North Arabian Gulf. Corey Lewis/U.S. Navy/Reuters/File *Navy Searches For Missing MV-22 Osprey Crew Member -- CSM* Two crew members jumped out of a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft that had experienced engine difficulties while operating in the North Arabian Gulf. One crew member was rescued. A search is underway for the second. Washington — US Navy ships, aircraft, and boats are conducting a search-and-rescue mission in the North A... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Jar"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Jar"* by Idea Champions "A college professor stood before his philosophy class at the start of a new semester. Silently, he picked up a very large jar and filled it with golf balls. Then he asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly, pebbles settling into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. He asked once... more »

"High Up..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
”When we are high up, everything looks very small. Our glories and our sadnesses cease to be important. We have left whatever we won or lost down below. From the top of a mountain you can see how large the world is and how wide the horizon.” - Paulo Coelho, "The Fifth Mountain"

Hong Kong Occupy Central ( Day 5 - October 2 , 2014 ) Protesters gather at chief executive’s offices in Tamar ahead of ultimatum to resign ( chinese censorship has never been higher ) ........ Hundreds demonstrate at Chinese embassy in London in support Hong Kong protests ( more pepper spray , tear gas , rubber bullets and perhaps other deterrents planned by the Hong Kong Authorities following Mainland orders ? ) Alternative thoughts as to whom or what may be driving the protests ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Tweets..... Fireworks looming ? Top news story *Justin Miles* ‏@FlossedMind 3h3 hours ago Beijing warns over 'chaos' for *Hong Kong* protesters http://usat.ly/1vzH4s1 Hong Kong protests continue amid Beijing 'chaos' warning HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protesters have vowed to start occupying government buildings in Hong Kong if the city's leader does not step down by Thursday night as China appeared to harden its stance against the demonstrators. *SCMP News* @SCMP_News · 4m4 minutes ago Boxes seen carried by police into Tamar are used to transport guns for gas or baton rounds... more »

the big stash

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

“Everyone Has a Story: Interesting People Everywhere”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Everyone Has a Story: Interesting People Everywhere”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Every person on this planet has a story to tell, something that makes them unique adding to the whole. It’s easy to forget sometimes that everyone has a story to tell if we take the time to listen. We are so accustomed to hearing the stories of people in the news that we sometimes lose track of the fact that the random stranger on the bus also has a fascinating story about where they came from and how they got to be where they are. The sheer variety of paths taken in this world, from farmers to C... more »

“The War of the Heads”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The War of the Heads”* by John Grant “I like to call it ‘The War of the Heads.’ ISIS beheads people one-on-one, up-close-and-personal on YouTube while the United States of America and its coalition of cautious or secret partners prefers “decapitation,” as in using powerful F16 bombs and drone rockets to whack off metaphoric heads. It’s easy to work up a vengeful frenzy sitting on our couches watching the medieval slicing off of heads. Especially when it’s heads we recognize! It’s harder to get worked up about people we don’t know who die much more horrible deaths in the buildings... more »

How Bad Could The Ebola Epidemic Get? U.S. Government Purchases 160,000 HazMat Suits Specifically For Ebola Conditions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*How Bad Could It Get? US Government Order Of 160,000 HazMat Suits Gives A Clue -- Zero Hedge* Now that Ebola is officially in the US on an uncontrolled basis, the two questions on everyone's lips are i) who will get sick next and ii) how bad could it get? We don't know the answer to question #1 just yet, but when it comes to the second one, a press release three weeks ago from Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer and seller of a "comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market" may provide some insight into just how bad the US S... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- October 1, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A farmer loads wheat grains onto a truck near the town of Makhmur, August 27, 2014. Picture taken August 27, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal *Special Report: Islamic State Uses Grain To Tighten Grip In Iraq -- Maggie Fick, Reuters* (Reuters) - For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is ... more »

“Everyone Has a Story: Interesting People Everywhere”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Everyone Has a Story: Interesting People Everywhere”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Every person on this planet has a story to tell, something that makes them unique adding to the whole. It’s easy to forget sometimes that everyone has a story to tell if we take the time to listen. We are so accustomed to hearing the stories of people in the news that we sometimes lose track of the fact that the random stranger on the bus also has a fascinating story about where they came from and how they got to be where they are. The sheer variety of paths taken in this world, from farmers to C... more »

"How It Really Is: Right-Wingnut Poster Child"

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

“Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, But Finds $22 Billion to Fight ISIS”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, * *But Finds $22 Billion to Fight ISIS”* by Juan Cole “It was all the way back in February, so the memory of this headline has faded: “Congress Passes $8.7 Billion Food Stamp Cut” By Ned Resnikoff “It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits. The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm Bill – which includes an $8.7 billion cut to food stamps – to President Obama’s desk. Nine Democrats opposed the bill, and 46 members of the Democratic caucus voted for... more »

World News Briefs -- October 1, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Schoolchildren Exposed In US Ebola Scare: Texas Governor Rick Perry Reveals Fears For Kids And Says 18 Americans May Have Virus After Hospital Sent Infected Man Home -- Daily Mail* * Five students attended four different Dallas schools this week after possibly being in close contact with the Ebola patient over the weekend * The Ebola patient was named today as Thomas Eric Duncan, who had traveled to the U.S. from Liberia on September 20 to visit family * Mr Duncan, a Liberian national, quarantined at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday * The children who came in contact... more »

Report: Kim Jong-Un's Younger Sister Has Taken Control Of North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kim Yo Jong has been generating much attention after she made her first public appearance. Photo: CHANNEL NEWSASIA *Kim Jong-Un's Sister Takes Control In North Korea -- Tae-jun Kang, The Diplomat* According to a new report by a Seoul think tank, Kim Jong-un’s younger sister is in charge during his absence. Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, might be leading the hermit kingdom instead of her brother, a recent report from Seoul-based think tank, North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity (NKIS) revealed. According to NKIS on October 1, Kim Jong-un — who ... more »

Jeremy Hardy's handy template

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
“Dull-witted and lazily obvious political artist” is a perfect description of the wag who provided the inspiration for My Address To The Nation. (H/T Ed West) see below. Please don’t feel obliged read it all in one go. I know I wouldn’t. Foreword: I wanted to Speak to The Nation with a scintillating address about the BBC in which my actual message would come across subliminally, (below the threshold of conscious perception) but cloaked in enough satyrical wit and humour to seduce the audience into thinking I was brilliant. But I didn’t know how to start. Imagine my delight when I c... more »

How can I sleep soundly

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I am ajust like youe and mne we share security but its an illusion if you put a spotlight on lifes directions we are all preteliy all fucked financially intensest in yourself and canning and just about any food you can keep.

Someone is killing the planet

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
MRs Gia is not down with that. Ebola floods and drought this is a message to you do not fuck with mother earth, What we need is Colombo.

Time To Remove the Blinders? (Secret Agendas In the Land of the Free) How the Word Communist (and Socialist) Is Used By Greedy Propagandists To Acquire Power and Money (What/Who Did In JFK) The Invisible Rich?

The Agent Orange Revolution? White House - Kill Syrian/Iraqi Civilians - Exemption for Airstrikes There is so much truth within the following essay about the United States' history of secret agendas influencing/making foreign policy that it leaves me speechless. But not surprised. Some important (or formerly important) people are not afraid to speak the truth to power - what should be the

Pelosi's Worst Mistake Comes Back To Plague House Democrats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
From the moment Nancy Pelosi announced she was reappointing failed Blue Dog Steve Israel to be DCCC Chairman again, it was apparent to anyone who pays attention that the Republicans had nothing to worry about in regard to losing the House majority. Once Israel started announcing his recruits-- garbage conservative Democrats in unwinnable red districts like anti-Choice, antigay,/pro-NRA, pro-fracking Jennifer Garrison in OH-06 and a trio of CIA stooges from Michigan and Pennsylvania the agency is trying to use to infiltrate Congress. Now, one month before election day, many of Isra... more »

Jews and Muslims I have knon

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Yep they were all men thinkaboot that We shared something special thinkaboot that I would never go down there if you want to fight with us on the street. We are all bros and only want more romance not with each other with the femmess.

Mohawk Nation News 'Mossad Animal Farm'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
MOSSAD ANIMAL FARM Posted on October 1, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Sep. 30. 2014. Who is the real terrorist? It seems ISIS is helping to set up a worldwide dictatorship. It’s no coincidence ISIS has the same acronym as the ‘Israeli Security Intelligence Service’, which is created, funded, trained and militarily armed by the CIA and Mossad. Canada has CSIS that

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Is Having Ankle Surgery

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Not Missing, Just Having Ankle Surgery -- Sydney Morning Herald* Tokyo: Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader who has mysteriously been missing from the public eye for almost a month, sparking rumours ranging from a stroke to a coup d'etat, is apparently just recovering from ankle surgery. Mr Kim had fractured both of his ankles and had surgery in Pyongyang in the middle of September to treat them, the Chosun Ilbo, South Korea's largest newspaper, reported on Tuesday, citing an unnamed source. "I heard that Kim Jong-un injured his right ankle in Ju... more »

Fracking company warns Dutch citizens to expect more "serious earthquakes"

People living in Groningen province will have to expect more and possibly more severe earthquakes because of natural gas extraction, the head of gas company NAM has told the NRC. Tags: NETHERLANDS FRACKING PETROCARBON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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