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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

22 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

10:22pm MDST

US Torture: Photos more disturbing than Abu Ghraib

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 minutes ago
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Common Dreams US Given New Deadline for Torture Photos 'More Disturbing' Than Abu Ghraib Judge says Obama administration must clarify why thousands of images depicting abuse of detainees held by U.S. forces have never been seen by American public by Jon Queally, staff writer Common Dreams An artist's intepretation of prisoner

Presidents Come And Go-- But The CIA Bureaucracy And Its Priorites Are Timeless

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 minutes ago
Earlier this evening Ken did a proper Ben Bradlee remembrance. Chris Hayes did one for MSNBC viewers (above) last night right after we heard about Bradlee's passing. I was living overseas for the entire Nixon era-- sometimes in places where American news was scarce (like Afghanistan, India and Ceylon) and sometimes where it was less scarce (like in Holland and Finland) but Bradlee during the Watergate scandal was such a towering figure of journalism that even I heard of him. He was part of the reason Americans held the media in such high esteem relative to other institutions. Ken... more »

Vegan Recipes - Halloween Treats

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 21 minutes ago
[image: Vegan Recipes - Halloween Treats] Witches and Goblins and Monsters ... Oh My! All Hallows' Eve is approaching. [image: Vegan Recipes - Halloween Treats] Soon the streets will be crowded with little ghouls and ghosts, creatures of the night looking for treats. [image: Vegan Recipes - Halloween Treats] What's scarier than a graveyard at night? The list of ingredients on common Halloween treats! EEEEEKKKKKKK!!! This year, how about opting for healthier, vegan treats? Here are some of my favorite, creepy yummies: Follow Sml's board Vegan Halloween Treats on Pinterest.... more »

A Car That’s Powered by Saltwater

Waking Times at Waking Times - 49 minutes ago
*Video - *The QUANT is a fully electric car powered by nanoFLOWCELL® energy storage technology that uses saltwater. The post A Car That’s Powered by Saltwater appeared first on Waking Times.

The Public is Being Misled, Cancer Can be Prevented, Even Reversed With Diet

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Clare Howard* - Researcher T. Colin Campbell makes the case that food can prevent and even reverse cancer in most people. Why was the CIA knocking on his door? The post The Public is Being Misled, Cancer Can be Prevented, Even Reversed With Diet appeared first on Waking Times.

Treating the Pineal Gland with Essential Oils

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Meme - *These essential oils can be used to help decalcify and stimulate the pineal gland. The post Treating the Pineal Gland with Essential Oils appeared first on Waking Times.

Russian Spy Plane Intercepted Over Estonia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied the claim by the Estonian military that a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft breached Estonian airspace. © Photo: Wikipedia / Kirill Naumenko *Estonia Demands Explanation Over Russian Spy Plane -- VOA* Estonia has summoned the Russian ambassador after a Russian spy plane entered the Baltic country’s airspace without permission. A spokeswoman for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said the Baltic country considers the violation serious and “demands an explanation” from the ambassador. The spokeswoman said Estonia wants to know why a Russian ... more »

Watch Leprechaun: Origins Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 hour ago
*Leprechaun: Origins (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 3.3 Release : 22 Aug 2014 Duration : 90 min Genre : Horror Director : Zach Lipovsky Writer : Harris Wilkinson (screenplay) Cast : Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, Melissa Roxburgh, Brendan Fletcher Synopsis Leprechaun: OriginsBackpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin... more »

NC GOP Senate Candidate Exposed:  How Thom Tillis Helped Banks Shaft Poor Borrowers and Then Convinced Them To Vote for Him

And they think, of course, that they are "soon-to-be rich" Republicans, and thus, they vote for him at every opportunity. Thom Tillis's much-touted, self-made educational background has become much more well known since his Linked-In resume raised questions about his bona fides. Not to mention his campaigned-for public education cuts and increases to charter school funding. Tillis defeated an

Watch I Believe in Unicorns 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 hour ago
*I Believe in Unicorns (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.7 Release : 09 Mar 2014 Duration : 80 min Genre : Drama Director : Leah Meyerhoff Writer : Leah Meyerhoff Cast : Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack, Julia Garner, Amy Seimetz Synopsis I Believe in UnicornsUnicorns tells the story of an awkward teenage girl who escapes to a fantasy world when her first romantic relationship turns increasingly violent. Description I Believe in UnicornsIT'S FINALLY HERE! Note that the movie is only 16 minutes long because I try to shorten my movies. The full version of the movie would be about a... more »

Day 1 Boarding School Tribunal in Green Bay

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
. Photos by Brenda Norrell Censored News By Brenda Norrell Censored News Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The Boarding School Tribunal began with a traditional prayer and AIM song on Wednesday morning. Dennis Banks, Anishinaabe, and Bill Means, Lakota, welcomed Native Americans to the first day of the three day Tribunal focused on the devastating impacts of boarding

The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Buck Rogers* Was the entire Earth already mapped by 4000BC, by a civilization that has been forgotten, as analysis of this intriguing map suggests? The post The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race appeared first on Waking Times.

Watch If I Stay 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 2 hours ago
*If I Stay (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : 7.1 Release : 22 Aug 2014 Duration : 107 min Genre : Drama Director : R.J. Cutler Writer : Shauna Cross (screenplay), Gayle Forman (novel) Cast : Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard Synopsis If I StayMia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the ba... more »

Watch Private Number Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 2 hours ago
*Private Number (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.7 Release : 17 Jul 2014 Duration : 116 min Genre : Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director : LazRael Lison Writer : LazRael Lison, LazRael Lison Cast : Judd Nelson, Tom Sizemore, Nicholle Tom, Hal Ozsan Synopsis Private NumberA series of cryptic phone messages and visions haunt a writer while he struggles to finish a novel. As they increase in intensity, he loses his grip on reality, eventually obsessing over an old mystery that will lead to horrific revelations about both him and his loyal wife. Description Private NumberMedib... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Described as a "dusty curtain" or "ghostly apparition", mysterious reflection nebula VdB 152 really is very faint. Far from your neighborhood on this Halloween Night, the cosmic phantom is nearly 1,400 light-years away. Also catalogued as Ced 201, it lies along the northern Milky Way in the royal constellation Cepheus. *Click image for larger size.* Near the edge of a large molecular cloud, pockets of interstellar dust in the region block light from background stars or scatter light from the embedded bright star giving parts of the nebula a characteristic blue color. Ultraviolet li... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sunset"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Sunset"* "Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors which it passes to a row of ancient trees. You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you, one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth, leaving you, not really belonging to either, not so helplessly dark as that house that is silent, not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing that turns to a star each night and climbs – leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads) your own life, timid and standing high and growing, so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out, one moment your life is a s... more »

Chet Raymo, “Virtual Immortality: Second Life"”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Immortality”* by Chet Raymo “A second life? I can barely cope with this one. I'm referring to the increasingly popular virtual world Second Life, available to online gamers. One enters Second LIfe by creating a three-dimensional, animated avatar that is one's virtual self. Then one can do just about anything in the Second Life world that is possible to do in real life, including, one presumes, things one would not do in real life. By all accounts, the Second Life universe is booming, to the extent that real-world businesses are setting up virtual franchises in a place that exists... more »

"Proper Perspecitves..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it. What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy is this absence of meaning. Does our being alive matter?” - Harold S. Kushner “All of us have been dying, hour by hour, since the moment we were born. Realizing this, let all things be placed in their proper perspective. Remember, it is always later than you think.” - Og Mandino “Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Lincoln, Illinois, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 23rd October)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 2 hours ago
Chair of the US Federal Reserve Janet Yellen says income inequality is un-American Yellen suggested that such a trend, unaddressed, was contrary to the founding principles of the United States. “I think it is appropriate to ask whether this trend is compatible with values rooted in our nation’s history, among them the high value Americans have traditionally placed on equality of opportunity,”

“Four Topics About Fear”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Four Topics About Fear”* by Chandresh Bhardwaj Posted by Paulo Coelho “The origin of fear lies in the unknown. Be it the darkness, ghosts, weather calamities or whatever is unknown to the man is feared the most. If you are walking in darkness, you are afraid to go ahead, fearing what will come next. However, as the light appears, the fear tends to settle down. Fear, thus, is just a manifestation of your imagination ruled by cowardliness. When we get certain information on our fears, we get relaxed. However, it’s not going to be possible that we will always get the information on ... more »

"The Only Way..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not." - George Bernard Shaw

Al-Qaeda Declares War Against China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Image Credit: Flickr/Andres Perez *Al-Qaeda Declares War On China, Too -- Zachary Keck, The Diplomat* *Al-Qaeda has joined the Islamic State in calling for jihad against China for its Uyghur policies.* Al-Qaeda central appears to have joined the Islamic State in calling for jihad against China over its alleged occupation of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This week, al-Sahab media organization, al-Qaeda’s propaganda arm, released the first issue of its new English-language magazine Resurgence. The magazine has a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific in general, with feature article... more »

"Living the Good Life: 35 Profound Quotes From the 'Seven Sages of Greece'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Living the Good Life: * *35 Profound Quotes From the 'Seven Sages of Greece'"* by Thai Nguyen "There are many things for which we owe the Greeks: democracy, geometry, the marathon. Not to mention souvlaki, moussaka and baklava. But arguably the most valuable asset to any person: wisdom. Indeed wisdom is synonymous with Greece- the cradle of Western thought is traced to the ancient à ª ª ∑ Ω µ ¬ . Of all the wise philosophers, seven were distinguished from the early 6th Century BC and bestowed the title of "The Seven Sages." On living a good life, here are five profound quotes from... more »

Ben Bradlee (1921-2014)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Jason Robards Jr. as Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976)* *"He took The Post, then affluent and filled with underutilized potential, and made it a formidable national newspaper worthy of a head-to-head competition with the [New York] Times. He did it in a way that made the paper itself a joyous place to work. The paper reflected his personality. He was exuberant, competitive and combative if challenged. He made The Post a magnet for young reporters looking for a chance to play in a very high-stakes game."* *-- David Halberstam, about Ben Bradlee, from "aninterview" quote... more »

The Peaceful Power of Confidence

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - "If you’re looking for encouragement coming from anywhere in the control system forget it... the truth is unconquerable and pervades every level of existence..." The post The Peaceful Power of Confidence appeared first on Waking Times.

Quest for Fire

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
Quest for Fire trailer

U.S. - Russian Relations Are In The Deep Freeze

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Pool photo by Carolyn Kaster *U.S. And Russia Can’t Agree On Whether They Agreed To Coordinate On ISIS -- Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* The secretary of state has been trying to thaw U.S.-Russian relations, but the Kremlin just won’t play ball. Now he says they agreed to work together on ISIS—and Russia is denying it. Did the United States and Russia agree to share intelligence about ISIS? Secretary of State John Kerry insists they did. The Russian foreign minister insists just as strongly they didn’t. It’s just the latest indication that Moscow is not on board with Kerry’s efforts to ... more »

The Hidden, Long-Term Cost of Fracking

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 3 hours ago
*By MARC McDONALD* Fracking is big business in America these days. Business commentators have gushed that the fracking boom has caused an economic boom in the United States. They claim fracking gives a competitive boost to our industries, thanks to lower fuel prices. On the other side, activists have attacked the environmental harm caused by fracking. This was memorably demonstrated in the 2010 documentary, *Gasland*, that showed the environmental damage done by fracking to communities across the U.S. Fracking is no doubt bad for the environment. And the shale gas being released i... more »

Watch Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 3 hours ago
*Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 7.2 Release : 10 Oct 2014 Duration : 100 min Genre : Action, Comedy, Horror Director : Tommy Wirkola Writer : Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Tommy Wirkola Cast : Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer Synopsis Dead Snow 2: Red vs. DeadIf the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much w... more »

Is Another U.S. - Iraq War 'In The Cards'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
An F/A-18E Super Hornet sits on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at sea, Oct. 16, 2014. The Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 17, are deployed supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 81. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr. *Get Ready For Iraq War IV -- John A. Nagl, Foreign Policy* One of the most influential Army officer... more »

Normative dilemma of writing policy?

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
This week, courtesy of my colleague Adam Stulberg and the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy, our department hosted Matthew Kroenig. When I first learned of Kroenig’s visit, my initial thought was that it would be a great opportunity to do (yet another) take on his arguments regarding the possible use of force against Continue reading

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

"Never Apologize..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

"Our Responsibilty..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions and pass them on. It is our responsibility to leave the people of the future a free hand. In the impetuous youth of humanity, we can make grave errors that can stunt our growth for a long time. This we will do if we say we have the answers now, so young and ignorant as we are. If we suppress all discussion, all criticism, proclaiming ‘T... more »

The State of American Democracy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Journalist Chris Hedge interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, who says democracy requires continuous opposition and vigilance by the citizenry.

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*New Orleans Cuts Murder Rate Using Data Analytics ~Jason Sheuh, GovTech.com*

At the going down of the sun...

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 5 hours ago
With condolences and respect to the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), Hamilton. Albainn Gu Braith

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 22, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Terrorist Ends Canada’s Innocence -- Tim Mak, Daily Beast* A gunman attacked parliament in an unprecedented attack, bringing violence to the very heart of Canadian democracy. An unprecedented attack shook Canada on Wednesday as at least one gunman attacked parliament and the country's war memorial in the capital, Ottawa. A fundamentally quiet and orderly town, Ottawa was rocked by the shooting of a uniformed Canadian soldier as he stood guard over the National War Memorial, located right across the street from Parliament Hill and the prime minister's offices at Langevin Block. ... more »

At the going down of the sun...

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 5 hours ago
With condolences and respect to the family and friends of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, Royal Canadian Air Force. Sic Itur ad Astra

Silent Spring

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 6 hours ago
*Silent Spring* is a classic, a powerful broadside against synthetic pesticides. Now, more than fifty years old, the book still packs a solid roundhouse punch. With one book, one woman enlightened millions and spurred a loud outcry. One woman inspired big changes. Many of the pesticides she slammed have been banned or highly restricted. Following World War II, Americans had big heads. We had won the war, invented a terrible new weapon, our economy was booming, and life was great! We succeeded at whatever we tried. We were giddy with euphoria. Then, Rachel Carson rolled a ha... more »

Canadian Parliament Attacked By Armed Gunman -- News Updates And Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Ottawa Shooting: Soldier Dies Of Wounds, Gunman Also Shot Dead -- CBC * *Downtown Ottawa remains in lockdown as police conduct searches around parliamentary precinct* Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot and killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of Parliament Hill's Centre Block nearby. The slain soldier is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist from Hamilton. MPs and other witnesses reported 30 to 50 shots were fired inside Parliament, and a gunman was shot ... more »

Oct. 22: You probably won't agree with me.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
I've been watching TV this Wednesday with a sinking heart. First, there's the killing of two Canadian soldiers. Some official made the idiotic statement that what was terrible about this was that they were killed on Canadian soil. That was a pitch to Canadian patriotism, of course - and it implies what I'm going to talk about. (It's an idiotic statement because it's terrible when Canadians, soldiers or civilians, get killed on any soil, not just here.) It's terrible because now, I'm quite sure, this will be used to create a turning point in history, a turning point I hoped we would ... more »

The Economy: "Oh, Look At The Admission!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Oh, Look At The Admission!"* by Karl Denninger "Hoh hoh hoh hoh hoh hoh hoh... By estimating that zero stimulus would be consistent with a 10 percent quarterly drop in equities, they calculate it takes around $200 billion from central banks each quarter to keep markets from selling off. What? Note that central bank "stimulus" is not real. An example will suffice. Let's say there are exactly two things in the world of economic value- $100 and 100 bushels of corn. What's the likely clearing price- that is, what you would exchange one bushel of corn for? $1, right? Remember, othe... more »

Republican Clowns Want You To Think Women Don't Have What It Takes To Protect America

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Yesterday and again earlier today, we looked around the Republican Party war against women. Some interesting reporting from Toby Harden at Real Clear Politics, The CIA's Real Drone Queens, leads one to conclude there certainly is not discrimination against women in the CIA workplace-- and that the basis of the relentless Republican attacks against women's capacity is completely misplaced and just plain wrong, based on nothing but Bronze Age prejudices. Who's knew? The CIA is now almost 50% female. Its director is a man but the next three posts below him are filled by women. They... more »

EZLN joins the October 22 events in support of Ayotzinapa and the Yaqui People

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
The EZLN joins the October 22 events in support of Ayotzinapa and the Yaqui People Communiqué from the Revolutionary Indigenous Clandestine Committee—General Command of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation Mexico October 19, 2014 To the classmates, teachers, and family members of the dead and disappeared of the Escuela Normal[i]“Raúl Isidro Burgos” of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

Sweden Scales Back It's Search For A Suspected Foreign Sub In Its Waters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Sweden Is Having A Very Hard Time Finding That Suspicious Vessel -- Business Insider* It's been five days since a suspected Russian submarine was first spotted in Stockholm's archipelago, a violation of Sweden's sovereignty ostensibly confirmed through subsequent sightings and a possible Swedish-intercepted Russian-language transmission through an emergency-radio frequency. But as Elias Groll explains at Foreign Policy, the Swedish military is at a bit of a disadvantage in locating the vessel. It sold off its last sub-tracking helicopters in 2008. And the search area is spread ou... more »

Watch Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 - Ghost Stands Alone 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 7 hours ago
*Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 - Ghost Stands Alone (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.2 Release : 06 Sep 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Animation, Action, Sci-Fi Director : Kazuchika Kise Writer : Masamune Shirow (manga), Tow Ubukata (screenplay) Cast : Elizabeth Maxwell, Maaya Sakamoto Synopsis Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 - Ghost Stands AloneThe anime's story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war. New Port City is still reeling from the war's aftermath when it suffers a bombing caused by a self-propelled mine. Then, a military membe... more »

The New York City Region’s Emergency Agencies Are Practicing For A Nuclear Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A 10-kiloton nuclear explosion would destroy most structures and kill everyone within the brown area (1/3 mile from the blast origin). Most of the people in the green area (3/4 mile) will be dead or seriously injured, and the blue area (1 mile from the blast center) will be consumed by fires and radiation. Nuclearterrorism.org *WNU Editor*: This is disturbing .... *Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square* (CBS New York). *My Comment*: This is not the first time that CBS has a "nuclear explosion in the middle of New York City" story .... *Nuclear At... more »

U.S. Jury Finds Four Blackwater Guards Guilty In 2007 Iraq Shooting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*U.S. Jury Convicts Ex-Blackwater Guards In 2007 Baghdad Killings -- Reuters* (Reuters) - In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. Jurors found three of the ex-guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges, and a fourth guilty of murder. The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the world. A c... more »

Zond 3: Frame 25

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
This is frame 25 from Zond 3 on a lunar flyby in 1964. It is the first photograph taken of the far side of the moon. Frame 25 captured this image of a 22 mile high structure on the limb of the moon. (see more)

Another day

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Here are a selection of comments from under the latest post at *Harry's Place*: *[Recently, Canon Andrew White lamented that ISIS are beheading Christians, yet people tend not to even believe the horrifying and harrowing accounts that White shares with his readers.]* *Thanks to our Blessed BBC and C4's obsession with Israel...* *I can imagine the waves of distress that sweep the BBC News Room when rumours of alleged outrages come in. The spin priorities? Are there Muslim involved or not and, just as important, if Muslims are involved, are they true Muslim or not? * *Also, prevent... more »

The Economy: "The Great Inflation Lie"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*For The 1%: Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!* *"The Great Inflation Lie"* by Bill Bonner "That we live in an age of man-made wonders is beyond dispute. Painless root canals. Tinder. Central bank price controls. We were traveling hard over the last couple weeks. Somewhere along the way we picked up a cold, which dogged us from Vermont to Maryland's Eastern Shore. But the security X-ray at Nashville International Airport seemed to finally knock it out. Global stocks have lost more than $3 trillion of their value so far this month. But the authorities rushed to the rescue like a surgeo... more »

How Do We Have a Sustainable Future?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*Along the rocky coast of Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea before the blasting began and concrete was poured to build a Navy base that will be used by the US to target China. The Koreans are paying for the base as part of the Pentagon strategy to 'off load' the growing costs of American military empire onto the colonized hosts where US forces are deployed. See an article on this very subject here* - I am back to work in the office catching up on Global Network administrative tasks and preparing for a trip to New York City to speak at a conference called Tec... more »

US Helping ISIS? One Accidental Airdrop vs Billions in Covert Aid

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 hours ago
*October 23, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The Washington Post would report that the United States military accidentally dropped by air at least one pallet of weapons and supplies that ended up in the hands of the so-called "Islamic State" or ISIS. While a combination of factors about this particular story appear suspicious, including SITE Intelligence Group's involvement in quickly disseminating an alleged video of ISIS terrorists rooting through the supplies, one fact remains. While the US claims it has "accidentally" allowed weapons to fall into the hands of ISIS terrorists, in... more »

Is being prepared the same as "prepping"?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*because most people think "preppers" are crazy.* and... How far are you willing to go to be prepared for an emergency, be it weather, social unrest, or enemy attack? Since I don't blog anonymously and can be quite easily found, I tend to self-monitor things I say here. I don't generally advertise anything that I don't think the general public needs to know. It's sort of like when people on Facebook announce to the world when they're going on vacation, how long they'll be gone, and practically give directions to their homes. That always strikes me as just plain dumb. While I ... more »

Grassroots Democrats Doing The Job The DCCC Refuses To-- In Michigan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
This week Blue America has been concentrating on our ads in Maine exposing Susan Collins and our advertising in southwest Michigan exposing Fred Upton. So far the ad above has been watched by over 10,000 voting-age people in MI-06. Thanks to Steve Israel's bungling, *all* the Michigan House seats the DCCC had targeted have been abandoned and left to the Republicans-- even while Gary Peters is cleaning up statewide against unqualified GOP lunatic Terri Lynn Land by wide margins. Luckily for Paul Clements, as it turns out, the most winnable seat in Michigan, Upton's, was studiously... more »

The happiest time of the year continues!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014Keep history alive:* There’s nothing we dislike quite like this time of the year. On the other hand, fund-raising is necessary. For many years, we never asked. We’re kicking ourselves for that now. That said: As our fund-raising drive enters Day Two, we’ll link you to Gene Lyons’ new column at The National Memo. The column concerns Hillary Clinton, who you may not be supporting for president. She isn’t our ideal candidate either. That isn’t the point of the column. Lyons writes about the history of the Whitewater pseudo-scandal, which is being fanci... more »

EU Support at 20 Year High

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Calling it support might be a bit of a stretch but nevertheless this *is* interesting: Here's your source. The professional pundits are probably right. This is a backlash of sorts against UKIP. The greater their presence is felt, the more their backwardness is plastered all over the media the stiffer the resistance to their blandishments becomes. But that is not all. Weirdly, I think a little bit of anti-politics sentiment is bound up with this. Consider it, every time you turn on the news or open a paper, politics stories always *seem* to be blah, blah, Europe, blah, blah, refer... more »

AR2192 - HEART SHAPED SOLAR FLARE

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
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10 Reasons To Stop Drinking Soft Drinks Now

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*April McCarthy* - Soft drinks are in many ways as bad for you as smoking cigarettes, and here's 10 reasons to quit drinking them, now. The post 10 Reasons To Stop Drinking Soft Drinks Now appeared first on Waking Times.

Kids Halloween: Witch Hat Ring Toss

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
What Kindergarten class party would be complete without games? For a class party, I look for games that are easy to set up and take down and don't require a full time adult, just someone who can keep an eye on the game while helping with a craft. In my experience, you usually only end up with a few adults for a whole classroom of children, so games that the kids can manage are a must. You will need: - witch hats - glow bracelets, with bracelet connectors I found these cute little hat decorations at the dollar store, but you could easily use witch hats stuffed with newspa... more »

A Personal Commentary On Today`s Shootings In Ottawa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Armed RCMP officers head towards the Langevin Block on Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie *Ottawa Shooting: How An Oasis Of Tranquility Became Breeding Ground For Terrorists -- The Telegraph* *As second soldier shot in two days, why is Canada being targeted by Islamic extremists? * For the second time in three days Canada has been appalled and shocked by an attack on a soldier by a suspected Islamic terrorist. Once a byword for international peace and prosperity, the “other” Northern American nation is now suffering fro... more »

Wasteful DENR Reforestations

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
When I was working at the House of Representatives (HOR) from 1991 to 1999, I would attend many Committee hearings. Among those that I followed in the early 90s was the implementation of various large-scale government (DENR, LGUs, etc.) reforestation programs in the country, funding and loans coming from the ADB, OECF (Japan government), World Bank and other foreign aid bodies. The impression I got then was that there was huge money involved, there were lots of reforestation projects with little or even zero monitoring if the seedlings indeed became trees, or the planting was only ... more »

Multiple Shooters Reported In Canada`s Capital City. Parliament And Two Other Locations Attacked: News Roundup And Live Updates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Canadian Parliament Under Lockdown After Gunmen 'Shot Soldier Standing Guard At The National War Memorial Before Opening Fire In The Parliament Halls' -- Daily Mail* * A reserve soldier in his 30s was shot in the abdomen at the National War Memorial in Ottawa shortly before 10am on Wednesday * Dozens of shots were then heard inside Parliament and shots were also reported at a third site, the Rideau Centre mall * The Parliament's Sergeant-at-Arms shot one of the gunmen dead * Witness accounts of a suspect include descriptions of him as short with long hair, overweight, wearing a da... more »

At The Root Of The Republican Party War Against Women-- Primitive Southern Baptists

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Yesterday, inspired by George Will's latest kvetching about the anti-women record of his boy Cory Gardner (R-CO), we took another look at the Republican Party War on Women. Ken sent me a fascinating article by Thomas Powers in the *New York Review of Books*, Texas: The Southern Baptists in Power and rather than update yesterday's post, let me share a couple of paragraphs that pertain to American women's Southern Baptist problem. We'll start with the 1980 evangelical conference in Dallas when Reagan won their hearts by declaring, "I know you can’t endorse me, but I want you to know... more »

World News Briefs -- October 22, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Multiple Shooters Reported In Canada Attack -- CNN* There were two soldiers standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa near Parliament, and a gunman shot one of them, a witness told CNN on Wednesday. Peter Henderson, a journalist, said other soldiers doing drills nearby ran to help the fallen soldier. Henderson said he knew the person shot was a soldier because of the ceremonial uniform the soldier was wearing. There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. "Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Ce... more »

Supplemental: The legacy of Ben Bradlee!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014Style section, then Richard Nixon:* We never met Ben Bradlee. Manifestly, he seemed like a very impressive man. Until today, we hadn’t realized that Bradlee was such a major swell. Before we praise his mother, let us record these unusual facts, from the world’s leading authority: “Josephine de Gersdorff, Bradlee's mother, was a direct descendant of Heinrich XXIX, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf, who was a lineal descendant of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, King John of Denmark and King John II of France and Bonne of Bohemia and John V, Prince of Anhalt-Zerb... more »

40 fotos de rosas de colores para ver, disfrutar y compartir.

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 11 hours ago
Ya son muchas las personas que nos han pedido una colección especial de *fotografías de rosas de colores*. Es por eso que hoy nos dimos a la tarea de crear esta hermosa recopilación que incluye *40 fotos de rosas hermosas* para todos ustedes que pueden ver, disfrutar y compartir. En breve recibirán otra serie de *fotos de flores bonitas*. Saludos en la distancia.

Oozing bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
BBC Watch spotted a few characteristically biased tweets from the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen in anticipation of an upcoming Radio 4 programme he's doing about olives and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He's kept the tweets coming, however, since Hadar's post and you'll find them all below (so far). They probably tell you all you need to know about the forthcoming programme (so you won't have to listen to it), and they certainly tell you more than enough about Jeremy Bowen's concept of impartiality - i.e. reporting that makes the Palestinians look much, much nicer than... more »

GATEKEEPERS GONE: Three recent reports from the Times front page!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014Part 3—Incompetence of the watchdogs:* How does our discourse get infected by The Crazy and The Dumb? For starters, our gatekeepers are gone. It never exactly made sense to think that a couple of high-profile men—Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley—were supposed to sift and edit the things we were permitted to hear. As a matter of theory, that never made sense—but the system did work that way to a large extent. Thanks to those men, and others like them, The Crazy rarely got on the air. Today, The Crazy is all around us. Selling The Crazy is big business... more »

Iraq’s Chemical Arsenal: Justification for War?

Rodger Payne at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
Yesterday, a student asked me about the recent news reports indicating that Iraq did, in fact, have “weapons of mass destruction” back in 2002 and 2003 when the U.S. was attempting to justify a “preemptive” war. The New York Times reported that American soldiers were injured in the past decade by chemically-armed munitions found in Iraq. Continue reading

Shooting at Parliament Hill in Canada- One gunman killed- Multiple shooters reported

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
This is way too convenient. Sorry. No offense intended. This is a hard sell to push Canadians into the much lusted for, never ending, NATO war agenda We have reports of shooters on the rooftops in Ottawa- *This feels very "Maidan"* *I would suspect the soldier standing guard outside was hit by sniper fire* Canada has very good snipers. Record holding snipers. Shooter on roof of Parliament building reported RT @OmarCBC: Police say shooter on roof of parliament and ask media to stay back. #ottnews Tweets from here Police say the shooter is on roof of building at Metcalfe and Sparks 1 ... more »

Very Dark Day for Canada

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
The soldier did not deserve this cowardly attack. Our country did not deserve to be wounded by these nutjobs. I hope our PM acts with restraint. Maybe reconsider his loosing of firearm regulations. Obviously security has to be stepped up at our institutions.

Shooting On Parliament Hill In Ottawa !!! UPDATED

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*- There have been 3 separate shooting incidents in and around the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Details are sketchy. Early reports that Soldier at War Memorial has died from attack.* *- At least two people were shot after multiple gunmen opened fire on Parliament Hill and the nearby cenotaph.- An arrest has been made.- One victim appears to be a soldier. Several people were seen performing CPR.- Another body is reported to be on the ground just outside the Library of Parliament. Dozens of shots were heard.- Two men were seen jumping from a Toyota Corolla, followed by... more »

The government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" appears to be fast morphing into the government that terrorizes the people, impoverishs the people, and is set to randomly murder some of them. -- The blogger

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ *The Entry of Ebola into the US Has Hallmarks of a Planned Happening* ------------------------------ October 21, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *The Entry of Ebola into the US Has Hallmarks of a Planned Happening* Paul Craig Roberts More information is available that suggests the the government had advance information that ebola was coming to the US and that the government expects a much larger outbreak of the disease in the US than it admits. Keep in mind t... more »

MIlitary And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 22, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye aircraft assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lorelei Vander Griend *Pressure Mounts To Change Tactics Against Islamic State Group -- Defense News* WASHINGTON — On Sept. 23, the US began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Barack Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for s... more »

Arne’s sudden interest in improving testing

skrashen at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Sent to the Denver Post, Oct. 21. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been an enthusiastic supporter of the common core testing program, accurately described as "nonstop testing" by education expert Susan Ohanian. The common core imposes more testing on our children than has ever been seen on our planet, and no attempt was made to determine if the new tests result in higher student achievement. Now Secretary Duncan ("A test for school tests," Oct 20) says he supports a movement to eliminate redundant and inappropriate tests. This should have been done using small-scale studies... more »

A Response to Gates/Duncan

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
from Peg Robertson at her blog: Please comment on this article Arne Duncan: A test for school tests. Even if you have time for just one line of comment - we must not allow these lies to stand as truth. Thank you everyone. Here is my comment on the article: First - we must understand that the call for less testing is simply an appeasement - and a distraction - from the privatization agenda which requires immense testing PLUS the full implementation of the common core standards. The high stakes testing and the common core standards MUST stay in place if corporations wish to continue ... more »

Breaking News!!!! Shots Fired At Canada's War Memorial. Soldier Wounded. Gunman Seen Running Towards Parliament

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
First responders at a shooting at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014 (Daniel Thibeault/CBC) *Soldier Shot At National War Memorial In Ottawa -- CBC* *Bystanders providing first aid to injured at downtown landmark * A man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, and witnesses said there were further shots fired on Parliament Hill nearby. It was not immediately known if there were further injuries. Alain Merisier. who works at the cafeteria in the Parliament building, told CBC News that said he saw a man in a car at the Centre Bloc... more »

Something Where God Used To Be

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 13 hours ago
*It is through myth, story-telling, art, metaphor and play that we make overall sense of our place in the world. Given that language and imagination are what define our species, it is through these that we make our most truly human, and therefore most authentically ecological engagements with the world.* * ~* Richard Mabey Richard Mabey, who lives in a 16th Century English cottage, has published many books extolling nature. At 73, he expresses concern about extinction, but believes that trees are resilient and will survive modern threats, such as epidemic invasive insect atta... more »

Will The U.S. Navy's Newest Destroyer Stay Afloat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Can The Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat? -- Dave Majumdar, Daily Beast* It features a radical design and next-gen gear. But the U.S. Navy’s most advanced ship may have a wee problem: it just might fall into the sea. The U.S. Navy is slowly preparing the first of its massive, 15,500-ton Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers for sea next year. But questions remain about many of the technologies onboard the new ships. First and foremost: can the thing even stay afloat? The vessel—which is the largest American surface warship since the 1950s--brings a new untried “tumble... more »

Trifecta: The next election is not the most important one...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*the last one was.* Voter Suppression via Obama: Democrats Flee Former Political Prodigy

Elves

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*MULDER*: Have you ever been to San Diego? *SCULLY*: Yeah. *MULDER*: Did you check out the *Palomar observatory?* *SCULLY*: No. *MULDER*: From 1948 until recently, it was the largest telescope in the world. The idea and design came from a brilliant and wealthy astronomer named *George Ellery Hale. *Actually, the idea was presented to Hale one night. *While he was playing billiards, an elf climbed in his window* and told him to get money from *the* *Rockefeller Foundation* for a telescope. *I quote The Enemy:* "Hale was a driven individual, who worked to found a number of signi... more »

North Korea Develops A New Submarine Class

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) stands on the conning tower of a submarine during his inspection of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Naval Unit 167 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, June 16, 2014. *Report: Image Shows New Submarine in North Korea -- Voice of America* WASHINGTON — North Korea may have acquired a new submarine, according to an American researcher who based his findings on a review of commercial satellite imagery from 2010 until now. Joseph Bermudez, chief analytics officer of AllSource Analysis, says the... more »

The U.S. Campaign Against The Islamic State Has Cost $424 Million So Far

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 213 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Card *Cost of War Against ISIS So Far: $424 Million -- Wall Street Journal* WASHINGTON – First came the name. Now comes the price tag. Operation Inherent Resolve, the newly named war against Islamic State forces in the Middle East, has cost the U.S. government more than $424 million in 10 weeks. The Pentagon is spending about $7.6 million a day to pay for daily... more »

Russia Continues Its Large-Scale Militarisation Of The Arctic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
© ITAR-TASS/Igor Ageenko *Russia Prepares For Ice-Cold War With Show Of Military Force In The Arctic -- The Guardian* Vladimir Putin sends troops and jets to oil- and gas-rich region also coveted by Canada, United States, Norway and Denmark Yaya is a very small Arctic island, barely one metre above sea level and covering only 500 square metres. Russian pilots discovered it at the beginning of October. With the Admiral Vladimirsky research ship having confirmed its presence in the Laptev Sea, Yaya will soon be added to the map of the Arctic Ocean and will become part of Russian te... more »

Government Advertising is soft corruption.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
There was a time when goverment advertising made sense. The anti smoking ads for example. However today I consider all goverment advertising as soft corruption even if it is non partisan. My reasoning is the ad agencies, newspapers, tv stations are getting paid. Its a subsidy that no longer belongs. In the case of the Harper goverment spending hundreds of millions to date, its thinly disguised partisan propaganda It should be banned. I especially take umbrage with the glossy catalogs I get from the LCBO.

Police falsehood may lead to witness exclusion

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
1. For a statement by an accused to a person in authority to be admissible the statement must be voluntary. What if the police mislead an accused? That may eliminate voluntariness. R v Arnakalla 2014 NUCJ 12: [11] The police next show him a video of his common-law spouse, in which she begs him to tell the truth. The questions become much more pointed. His lack of memory is repeatedly challenged. All of this is within acceptable bounds, but the accused is obviously becoming frustrated and worn down by this process. He actually asks the inv... more »

If Ted Cruz Is A Reactionary And Obama And Clinton Are Conservatives, Do We Ever Get A Liberal?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Obama comes in a progressivism package but his record is conservative-- not reactionary like Ted Cruz or John McCain or Mitt Romney... conservative... like Hillary Clinton. Maybe not as bad as her, at least in terms of obsequiousness to Wall Street and the Military Industrial Complex, but pretty bad. When they were both in the Senate together, her overall voting record was slightly better-- more progressive-- than his. But both were part of the DC conservative consensus. Neither is anything like the Elizabeth Warren Eugene Robinson wrote about yesterday. The Massachusetts Democra... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*UK: Ban on Black Country slang has improved reading and writing claims controversial primary school which sparked anger by pulling up pupils on local dialect* A primary school which banned pupils from using Black Country slang to halt a ‘decline in standards’ has revealed the controversial policy seems to have improved children's reading and writing. Parents were furious when school chiefs ordered children to stop speaking the dialect, saying it should be preserved to protect the local identity. Staff at Colley Lane Primary School, Halesowen, West Midlands, drew up a list of ten ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Do Italian chamois prove global warming?* *In the Italian Alps there are records of the weight of animals shot by hunters -- and the carcasses of chamois goats are now quite a bit lighter than they used to be. Why?The Warmist researchers below discovered that betwen 1979 and 2010 temperatures in the study area rose substantially -- by around 3 degrees. And that is the first oddity. Global temperatures over that time rose by only tenths of a degree. So there were some LOCAL effects at work on temperatures in the area. The results tell us nothing about GLOBAL warming... more »

RevCan : From Hayek to birdwatchers

Alison at Creekside - 15 hours ago
The Broadbent Institute released a study yesterday suggesting Canada Con Revenue Agency tax auditors are targeting critics of the Harper government about their allotted 10% political activities while letting right-leaning groups off the hook. How very timely. David Akin : "The group reviewed tax filings of 10 right-leaning charities, including the Fraser Institute, the Montreal Economic Institute, and Focus on the Family, and found that in each of the past three tax years, none of them declared spending anything on political activity." Say, what? *Focus on the Family**Spanking**Ga... more »

Watch K: Missing Kings 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 16 hours ago
*K: Missing Kings (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.8 Release : 04 Sep 2014 Duration : 73 min Genre : Animation Director : Shingo Suzuki Writer : N/A Cast : Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Ono, Tomokazu Sugita, Mikako Komatsu Synopsis K: Missing KingsSince the Island Academy Incident, silver clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko have been searching for their master, Yashiro Isana, the Silver King. Their search having turned up fruitless, the two begin to give up hope, until they encounter Anna Kushina and Rikio Kamamoto, two members of the red clan HOMRA being chased by someone. Des... more »

Peter Thiel talks to Glenn Beck

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Peter Thiel is arguably the world's most ingenious venture capitalist. He is the main co-founder of PayPal, the first major Facebook investor, a hedge fund boss, a libertarian, an excellent chess player, and one of the most influential folks in Silicon Valley. Your browser does not support iframes. He believes that there is an education bubble and he actively (by significant felllowships) encourages smart kids to escape from the conventional, left-wing-politics-dominated academic system, and become builders of an independent, competing, more pro-freedom framework for the elite. I ... more »

The Collective Imagination: with Hope Girl and FTW

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
Sorry for the delayed post- t'was a busy day, lol! Yesterday on The Collective Imagination radio show, Lisa, Brian and I talked with HopeGirl from Fix the World. We had an awesome discussion about the QEG, with lots of updates and information, and talked about what Hope is up to next. We also talked about the changing paradigm of NOW, and what we all can do to literally CHANGE and lead the way into this new paradigm, and how our actions directly effect the new "Norm". I think you'll all enjoy this show. Love D http://the-one-network.org/collective-imagination-oct-21-14/ Collect... more »

Sol Grooves to it's own Beat

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
Well my friends, our beautiful star Sol is once again dancing and grooving to the beat of it's own drum. Over the course of the past two months, the sun has sorta picked up the pace from what has been a very very quiet solar maxim. This past two weeks has been an exciting one for sure, with multiple solar events, a rather large CME from a filament ripping off the surface, another large full halo CME last week just as sun spot 2192 began it's rotation from the farside to earth facing positioning. In the past 3 days we have seen one X Class flare on the 19th, followed by 8 M Class f... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Small Things

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 18 hours ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

MBDA's MILAN ER serial missiles pass first firing tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Milan ER missile]On October 15, MBDA completed the firing campaign to validate the series production of the Milan ER, as jointly scheduled with export customers. Four totally successful firings against fixed and moving targets confirmed the performance capabilities of the firing post, of the missile as well as of the warhead. This final technical step follows the qualification of the Milan ER weapon system that was achieved during the first half of 2014. Read more

Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Today Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The event was attended by the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Juniti Saito, and delegations and representatives from more than 30 countries. This milestone rollout will allow the Company to perform important ground tests prior to the aircraft’s first flight, planned to take place by the end of this year. Read more

Lockheed says has plan to catch up on F-35 deliveries by year-end

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday confirmed that it had delivered just 22 of 36 F-35 fighter jets promised to the U.S. government this year, but had a plan to complete work on the remaining 14 warplanes over the next two months. "We are not giving up on delivering 14 more aircraft this year," Lockheed spokesman Mike Rein told Reuters when asked about delays in deliveries. "We'll get there." A source familiar with the $399 billion Joint Strike Fighter program, the Pentagon's costliest weapons project, said slower-than-expected deliveries had sparked concern a... more »

U.S. accidentally delivered weapons to the Islamic State by airdrop, militants say

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Islamic State has released a new video in which it brags that it recovered weapons and supplies that the U.S. military intended to deliver to Kurdish fighters, who are locked in a fight with the militants over control of the Syrian border town of Kobane. The SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist social media accounts, drew attention to the video Tuesday. At one point, it appears to show a masked militant raking his hands through a crate filled with hand grenades. Read more

METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : The Supreme Court’s irrational Texas voter ID decision

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 19 hours ago
Justice Ginsburg called the law ‘purposely discriminatory’ and said it would disenfranchise ‘more than 600,000 registered Texas voters.’ By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The pre-dawn decision of a majority of Supreme … finish reading *METRO* | Lamar W. Hankins : The Supreme Court’s irrational Texas voter ID decision

Russian T-50 Aircraft Gets Himalayas EW System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]Russia’s Radio Electronic Technologies concern provided the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAC FA) T-50 with the first batch of Himalayas electronic warfare systems, according to reports. The unique air system increases fighter jet’s jamming resistance and damage tolerance, as well as neutralizes enemy’s signature control systems, Tass news agency reported. “We are currently testing it,” General Director Nikolay Kolesov told TASS. “T-50 prototypes are already equipped with the Himalayas onboard defense system. Read more

India temporarily grounds Sukhoi-30 fighter jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Su-30MKI Flanker]Last week, a Sukhoi-30 MKI had crashed in a field near Pune. Though the matter is under investigation, but preliminary findings had suggested that it’s not human error, but a technical problem in the fly-by-wire system of the jet as the main cause behind the accident. "The fleet has been grounded and is undergoing technical checks following the latest accident in Pune. It would be back in air only after a thorough check," IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Simranpal Singh Birdi is quoted by media as saying. Read more

Two Advanced New IAI Maritime Surveillance Radars To Be Displayed At Euronaval

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: ELM-2022ES radar]Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) will display a variety of unique naval defense solutions at the upcoming Euronaval International Naval Defense and Maritime Exhibition, to be held in Paris from October 27-31. IAI will present advanced radars, missiles, electro-optical payloads for maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Models of IAI’s Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol boat and Super Heron UAV will be presented as well as “KATANA,” – IAI’s new unmanned combat marine system for Homeland Security (HLS) applications. Read more

Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report. Kanwa Asian Defence, an English-language monthly defence review produced in Toronto, said Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard was preparing to start work on the carrier. When completed, the carrier and another under construction in Dalian will give the PLA Navy two fully functioning, battle-ready aircraft carriers. Read more

Russia to build 12 nuclear-powered Leader destroyers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Navy of Russia intends to order 12 advanced Leader destroyers. A half of them will be designed for the Northern Fleet, and another half - for the Pacific Fleet, officials with the Defense Ministry of Russia said. The lead ship will join the Russian Navy not earlier than in 2023-2025. "Six of these ships are to be built for the Northern Fleet and six more - for the Pacific," an unnamed source said. The Leader will be presented in two versions - with a nuclear and gas turbine power generating units. Read more

Women Are Playing A Major Role In The CIA's Drone Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*The CIA's Real Drone Queens -- Toby Harnden, Real Clear Politics* When President Barack Obama went to the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to be briefed on drone operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, he was taken aback by the number of female spies directing the agency’s secret killing programme. A week later, the CIA’s top expert on Pakistan was summoned to the Oval Office. She was strikingly attractive in her stiletto heels. “You don’t look like a Pakistan expert,” the president told her, breaking into a grin. Obama was mistaken: the expert was typical of the new gener... more »

Why a two state solution is not a possible solution to the Israeli vs 'Palestinians' conflict

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Pat Condell pretty much nailing it there. But in case you need some proof, here's Fatah leader Abbas Zaki explaining Fatah policy on Israel very clearly in 2011... Fatah leader Abbas Zaki speaks on Palestinian Authority television about "the great goal," referring to the goal of destroying Israel. He explains that it is impossible to achieve the "goal in one stroke," but that it would be "great" if Israel were "remove[d] from existence." He goes on to explain that this is not "a [stated] policy" and "you can't say it to the world." This is a clear of example of the duplicity ... more »

Lockheed Martin-Led Team Launches Future USS Detroit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the nation's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Detroit, into the Menominee River at Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC). The ship's sponsor, Mrs. Barbara Levin, christened Detroit with the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle across the ship's bow just prior to the launch. "It is a privilege to serve as the sponsor of the future USS Detroit and to participate in the major milestones along the way to her assuming her place as part of the great U.S. Navy fleet," said Mrs. Levin. "I also look forward to an ongoing relationship wit... more »

Russian bases to span entire Arctic border by end of 2014

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Sergey Shoigu]Russia will have military control of the entirety of its 6,200 km Arctic coastal zone by the end of 2014, just a year after Moscow announced its ambitious plan to build military presence in the region, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced. “We have set quite a pace in our foray into the Arctic,” Shoigu said during a military council meeting in Moscow. “By the end of the year we will already deploy most of our units in the region – from Murmansk to Chukotka.” Moscow announced its intentions to create a special force grouping in the strategic region in De... more »

Canada Is Jewish Occupied Territory: Harper's "Orwellian" Foreign Policy - From Israel To ISIS

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 21 hours ago
As I have stated many times in this blog... Canada is definitely Jewish occupied territory... This nation that used to pride itself as being a true nation of peace and held at one time a very high standard around the world as being a true nation of peacekeepers and one that others would try to emulate, has now fallen fully under criminal Jewish control... It is disgusting these days, as a Canadian, to watch the federal government in Ottawa do their best to appease their Jewish masters and to kiss Israel's ass every chance it gets... Pathetic is putting it mildly... Right now, I want... more »

New Attack Submarine to Be Commissioned in Groton

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS North Dakota]North Dakota is a little closer to Connecticut than you may think. On Saturday, Oct. 25, the USS North Dakota attack submarine will officially become the newest addition to the Navy’s submarine force. The submarine's commissioning ceremony will take place at Naval Submarine Base in New London. Read more

China's Ruling Communist Party Will Never Open All The Files Of It's The Past

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*China Likely Will Never Open All Files On Painful Past, Official Says -- Reuters* (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party will likely never open all the files on its recent painful past, including the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward, and sees no need to reassess those periods, a senior party historian said on Monday. The 1958-1961 Great Leap Forward, when millions starved to death in Mao Zedong's botched industrialization campaign, and the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution are two of modern China's most sensitive historical events. During the Cultural Revolution, child... more »

Indonesia plans to purchase Russian submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Kilo class SSK]Russia and Indonesia are considering the possibility of expanding military and technical cooperation, including supplies of Russian submarines, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on Tuesday after his meeting with new Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The two countries hope to boost inter-state trade from $3 billion to $5 billion in the next two years, Manturov said. There are plans for energy cooperation and for construction of Russian oil refineries in Indonesia. “Our Indonesian counterparts have raised this issue for the first time,” the... more »

POLARBEAR announces detection of B-modes

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*Focus of the March paper is mostly orthogonal to the BICEP2-Planck dispute* You are often being told that polar bears love the chilling weather and thick ice but POLARBEAR is a CMB experiment located in a desert in Chile (although the altitude is over 5 kilometers). Californian cosmologists from Berkeley and San Diego are the main members of the collaboration. A few hours ago, it announced a "breakthrough" that was reported in the media: POLARBEAR detects B-modes in the cosmic microwave background: Mapping cosmic structure, finding neutrino masses (Science Daily, news) ----------... more »

Energy Econ 28: Germany's Renewables, Collapsing Windmills

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 22 hours ago
Germany's renewables energy is causing lots of instability in their national grid. See this story from NTZ, 24 September 2014, *EIKE: German Power Grid More Vulnerable Than Ever…”On The Brink Of Widespread Blackouts”!* *"As a result, today’s German power grid has become a precarious balancing act, and keeping it from collapsing under the load of wild fluctuations has become a real challenge. At the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) here, Dr. Klaus Peter Krause writes a piece titled: Always on the brink of a widespread blackouts, where he writes how and why Germany’s ... more »

Did Former CIA Director Panetta Violate His Secrecy Agreement With The CIA?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta discusses his book “Worthy Fights” at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14, 2014. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) *Panetta Clashed With CIA Over Memoir, Tested Agency Review Process -- Washington Post* Former CIA director Leon E. Panetta clashed with the agency over the contents of his recently published memoir and allowed his publisher to begin editing and making copies of the book before he had received final approval from the CIA, according to former U.S. officials and others familiar with the project. Panetta’s de... more »

METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
Texas is not alone in its willingness to restrict its upscale education to a ‘possessive investment in whiteness.’ By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The Texas legislature seems determined to govern … finish reading *METRO* | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

Why Israel Loses No Sleep Over Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014 is pictured in this still frame from video obtained by Reuters October 7, 2014. *Here’s Why Israel Loses No Sleep Over Islamic State -- Dimi Reider, Reuters* At first sight, it seems that Israel is just as preoccupied with the rise of Islamic State as anyone else. Israeli media report diligently on the extremist group’s assault on the Kurdish town of Kobani and run at least a story every few days on its atrocities. Prime Minister Benjamin Netany... more »

14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Fourteen ways that a small farm in Uganda re-uses plastic drinks bottles. The post 14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles appeared first on Waking Times.

Unlike South Dakota, Australia Will Help China Seize Stolen Ex-Pat Funds

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In the light of the Mike Rounds EB-5 visa-selling scandal that could throw the South Dakota senate race to outspoken progressive populist Rick Weiland, maybe it's time to go back to the June guest post Qiao Li did for us, China's Naked Officials. Short version: Chinese bureaucrats and government officials are illegally moving vast sums of wealth offshore for their own and their families' use. The Washington-based Global Financial Integrity group, which analyses illicit financial flows, estimates that $2.83 trillion flowed illegally out of China from 2005 to 2011. Yesterday, Reute... more »

The Story Behind The Hamas Gaza Tunnel Plot To Massacre Hundreds Of Israelis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
We know that Hamas terrorists are operating underground, and that's where we will meet them. — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 17, 2014 *Did Israel Avert A Hamas Massacre? -- Adam Ciralsky, Vanity Fair* The story behind the Gaza tunnel plot, from Israeli intelligence officials—and Hamas leader Khalid Mishal. Noises in the Night Yossi Adoni, a village leader in Zarit, is worried. For years, residents in his small Israeli farming community, on the northern border with Lebanon, have heard drilling under their homes, late at night. His mother, Ruth, for one, says she has often been awak... more »

Watch Sway 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Sway (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 8.7 Release : 13 Apr 2014 Duration : 89 min Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery Director : Andy Wilson Writer : Colin Dexter (characters), Russell Lewis (written and devised by) Cast : Shaun Evans, Jack Laskey, Roger Allam, Michael Thomas Synopsis SwayWhen Vivienne Haldane is found murdered in her house she becomes the third victim of a serial killer who strangles married women with a silk stocking and removes their wedding rings after death - though the women are unknown to each other. Separated from her husband Mrs Haldane had a secret lo... more »

The Realist Report - American Front

John Friend at The Realist Report - 1 day ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined by Diane Stevens, Director of the American Front. Diane and I will be discussing the history of the American Front, her experience with the organization, and the tyrannical, unconstitutional persecution of American Front leader Mark Faella. You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *American Front* *- ADL (what a joke)* - *The White Race on Trial: Mark Faella and the American Front - Daily Stormer* - *Charges Dropped Against Most Defendants in American Front Case - ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Get Smart!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
GET SMART! Posted on October 21, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Oct. 21, 2014. The Quebec Police in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu were chasing a 25-year old businessman, Couture Rouleau. His car hit two men in a parking lot, who happen to be soldiers. One died. With the cops in hot pursuit, his car flipped over near the Canadian Forces Base. Witnesses saw him crawl out with

The Spectre, or Otherwise, of Deflation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] Here’s what’s on tomorrow night, Thursday, with our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group… A new spectre is haunting the world’s financial houses, say economists. After decades of warning that inflation must be kept in check, and years in which central banks claim to have produced price stability -- a little healthy inflation will do you good, they say -- many economists are now fearing an imminent deflation. Falling consumer and commodity prices are on the immediate horizon, they say, which will lead to a deadly downward sp... more »

Is The U.S. Rready For A Biological Attack?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Red Cross volunteers, acting as potentially anthrax-exposed Pentagon employees, remove their "contaminated" clothing before being "decontaminated" during Gallant Fox 06 May 17 in a Pentagon parking lot. The exercise tested the response of Pentagon police and local and federal agencies to a biological attack at the Pentagon. Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USA *Could US Handle Biologic Attack? -- Kristina Wong, The Hill* The slow-footed federal response to Ebola shows that the United States would be overwhelmed by a biological attack, experts warn. Ever since 9/11, security analysts hav... more »

VOTE NO TO ALEC in November

2old2care at Because I Can - 1 day ago
respriv.org/voteno2alec/ *http://respriv.org/voteno2alec/ * *#VoteNo2ALEC* *The American Legislative Exchange Council is one nasty, evil organization.* *The American Legislative Exchange Council hates the control of the Federal government.* *The American Legislative Exchange Council hates control at the local level.* *American Legislative Exchange Council members only want* *evil ALEC state legislative members to have control.*

METRO | Steve Russell : Bee Czar News

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Central Texas Bee Rescue is dedicated to seeing that bees scaring humans with their natural swarming behavior will help pay for their own preservation. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — Last year, there … finish reading *METRO* | Steve Russell : Bee Czar News

Earthcycles Livestream Boarding School Tribunal

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Live Coverage begins mid-day on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 Boarding School Tribunal Registration Stephanie Davis greets Dennis Banks at Boarding School Tribunal 2014 Wednesday afternoon: A tour of Green Bay is underway on Wednesday afternoon. The Tribunal presenters return at 9 am on Thursday, with more on Friday. By Brenda Norrell Censored News Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 GREEN BAY,

Watch V/H/S: Viral Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*V/H/S: Viral (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 6.5 Release : 23 Oct 2014 Duration : 97 min Genre : Horror, Thriller Director : Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Todd Lincoln, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento, Nacho Vigalondo Writer : Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, T.J. Cimfel, Ed Dougherty (additional material), Todd Lincoln, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento (story), Nacho Vigalondo, David White Cast : Emmy Argo, Amanda Baker, Dan Caudill, Stephen Caudill Synopsis V/H/S: ViralFollows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation. Description V/H/S:... more »

F-16 Jets Collide In Midair Crash Over Kansas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Pictures of the F-16 wreckage near Moline, KS. Plane took off from Tulsa. Pilot ejected himself. @NewsOn6 pic.twitter.com/MlyBxkiCWx — Allison Harris (@allisonlharris) October 21, 2014 *F-16 Pilots OK After Midair Collision Over Kansas -- Yahoo News* One jet crashes in pasture; other makes it back to Oklahoma base Two Oklahoma Air National Guard pilots escaped serious injury Monday after their F-16 jets collided midair near Moline, Kan., during an afternoon training flight. Kansas Highway Patrol officials reported a large swath of wreckage slightly north of the Elk County town, n... more »

Save the Present by Letting Go of The Past

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Randi G. Fine* - "The human experience is not an easy one. No two people have the same reality so no two people will experience adversity the same way..." The post Save the Present by Letting Go of The Past appeared first on Waking Times.

Bitcoin Trader shuts down ( October 21 , 2014 ) , bankruptcy filed in Panama ..... This follows the recent failure and bankruptcy of Moolah ( associated with Dogecoin ) ...... The takeaway is - be careful out here folks !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
http://cointelegraph.com/news/112775/bitcoin-trader-shuts-down-the-only-question-left-scam-or-theft-plus-details-on-panamanian-bankruptcy-laws Bitcoin Trader.Biz Shuts Down: Scam or Theft? (Plus, Details on Panamanian Bankruptcy Laws)by Ian DeMartino @ 2014-10-21 04:49 PM Facebook6 Twitter81 G+2 Pinterest inShare2 Art by: Jing Jin It is becoming an increasingly familiar situation for bitcoin users who are involved in the high-speed trading that practically requires the user to trust another party to hold their keys. That third party fails, vanishes into the night, and the user... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

NDP Party of Canada, Party of the Privileged Few

Catelli at Not Quite Unhinged - 1 day ago
I have had all I can take with the "fight to save Canada Post's home delivery." Every time, it's about saving home delivery for those that currently have it. No one proposes getting home delivery back for those that have lost it before. And no one proposes starting home delivery for those communities that have never had it. That's right. Never had home delivery. I grew up in a little town in

Hopi in Hotevilla Receives Green Award

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Trees, Water and People Announces Winner of $40,000 “Green Business in Indian Country Start-Up Award” Trees, Water & People (TWP) is pleased to announce Tyler Tawahongva as the winner of the 2014 Green Business in Indian Country Start-Up Award. Mr. Tawahongva, a Hopi member of the Coyote Clan from Hotevilla, Arizona, will receive up to $40,000 in start-up capital and technical assistance to

As Dilbert's Pointy-Haired Boss returns from vacation, we look back at the temporary boss's management style

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Does this boss need a vacation?* *Wednesday* *DILBERT by Scott Adams* [*Click to enlarge*] *by Ken* As all *Dilbert* fans know, today is the big day: Dilbert's Pointy-Haired Boss returned from vacation. So I thought this would be a good time to look back through this tumultuous week, in which the PHB deputized an unexpected fill-in. I've taken the liberty of placing the Sunday strip where it would seem to belong in the sequence. *Thursday -- "A soulless creature of questionable intelligence"* *DILBERT by Scott Adams* [*Click to enlarge*] *Sunday -- "Robots will never ... more »

Al Qaeda Wants To Close The World's Oil Choke Points

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Qaeda’s Next Target: American Oil Tankers -- Sarah Kaufman & Saar Fresco, Vocativ* The group's newest publication talks about attacking U.S. supertankers and screwing up the oil supply chain Al Qaeda discusses strategic attacks on chokepoints of oil shipments from the Middle East to the West in its first issue of “Resurgence,” an English-language propaganda magazine posted to al Qaeda online forum Shamikh1.info. In a 117-page issue produced by As-Sahab, a new South Asia al Qaeda media branch, the group lays out the American oil flow system in detail and suggests the interrup... more »

The Five Pillars of Spiritual Mastery

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Free Spirit* - "Spiritual Mastery is defined as the perfection of the spiritual process and a complete understanding as to the nature of reality..." The post The Five Pillars of Spiritual Mastery appeared first on Waking Times.

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Lynn Hasselberger - *It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, and we can't escape plastic pollution, either. The post 22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It) appeared first on Waking Times.

Former Head Of U.S. Counterterror Operations: 'Imminent Threat' Remains

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Former U.S. Counterterror Chief: 'Imminent Threat' Remains -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- The former head of U.S. counterterror operations said Tuesday the "imminent threat" posed by an al Qaeda offshoot in Syria hasn't lessened after a U.S. air campaign there. Speaking to CNN's Jim Sciutto, Matt Olsen said by his analysis the threat from the Khorasan group "is still in the same place as it was before" President Barack Obama ordered airstrikes against the terror operation last month. "This group was in a position to train without any sort of interference, they were able to recruit ... more »

Watch Confessions of a Womanizer 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Confessions of a Womanizer (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.5 Release : 27 Mar 2015 Duration : 106 min Genre : Comedy, Drama Director : Miguel Ali Writer : Miguel Ali (story), Miguel Ali Cast : Gary Busey, C. Thomas Howell, Jillian Rose Reed, Andrew Lawrence Synopsis Confessions of a WomanizerWhat happens when a womanizer falls in love? Description Confessions of a WomanizerThe Augsburg Confession. The Confession of Faith which was submitted to His Imperial Majesty Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg in the year 1530 by certain princes and ...,Confessions of a Quackbuster... more »

Bill Meacham : IDEAS | Mental parasites

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Just as a parasitical lancet fluke can direct an ant to climb up a blade of grass, we are unknowingly manipulated by cultural memes. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 What if your brain were … finish reading Bill Meacham : *IDEAS* | Mental parasites

Conversation Hijacking: How Not To Insert Yourself into a Conversation by Pushing a Woman Out of It

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
This is a guest post from Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, an associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Inside the Politics of Self-determination (Oxford University Press, 2014). I was recently at a relatively small academic conference, one that I’ve been attending for years whenever I can. The Continue reading

Democrats Whip Out Their Slick Willie

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
Outside of Adolf Hitler himself it would be hard to imagine a historical political figure who is as much a turnoff to so many as President Barack Obama. Barry is now officially radioactive to the point where his even speaking at a campaign stop to bolster a hapless Democrat’s election hopes sent hordes of disgusted Americans scrambling to the exits. One could say that he is about as popular as the Ebola virus these days which is particularly ominous for the staggering Dems as they are about to be given the knockout punch by voters. So what do the Democrats do? They bring in the b... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 21, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A fighter from the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) waves a flag in Raqqa, Syria on June 29, 2014. Reuters *How To Financially Starve ISIS -- Naina Bajekal, Time* Air strikes will help but to ruin the extremist organization the U.S.-led coalition will have to cut off ISIS's sources of funding. The U.S.-led air assault in Iraq and Syria on the extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria(ISIS) is just one front in the battle being waged against ISIS. The U.S. Treasury recently confirmed plans to try to bankrupt the militant group by targeting its oil bu... more »

Tribute to 19 Hopi Imprisoned for Resisting Boarding Schools

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Hopi Prisoners at Alcatraz, January 1895 Back Row (left to right): unidentified; Polingyawma; Heevi'ima; Masatiwa; unidentified. Middle Row: Qötsventiwa; Piphongva; unidentified; Lomahongewma; unidentified; Lomayestiwa; Yukiwma. Front Row: Tuvehoyiwma; unidentified; Patupha; Qötsyawma; unidentified; Sikyakeptiwa; unidentified. Hopi arrested in Arizona, 1894 #57, Mennonite Library

World News Briefs -- October 21, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*No Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal At EU Talks; Moscow Queries Finances -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay. After a day of talks widely expected to be the final word, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told a news conference the three parties agreed the price Ukraine would pay Russia's Gazprom (GAZP.MM) - $385 per thousand cubic meters - as long as it paid in advan... more »

“Alan Shore,” “Speech on America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Alan Shore,” “Speech on America” A little dated, but totally accurate, and it's much worse now. "Boston Legal" character Alan Shore, an attorney, gives an interesting speech on the status quo of the American throng. A thought provoking video... - CP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YI2LSK4pEQ

Watch Vampire Academy Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Vampire Academy (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : 5.6 Release : 07 Feb 2014 Duration : 104 min Genre : Action, Comedy, Fantasy Director : Mark Waters Writer : Richelle Mead (novel), Daniel Waters (screenplay) Cast : Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne Synopsis Vampire AcademyRose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and a... more »

If Ted Cruz Is A Reactionary And Obama And Clinton Are Conservatives, Do We Ever Get A Liberal?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Obama comes in a progressivism package but his record is conservative-- not reactionary like Ted Cruz or John McCain or Mitt Romney... conservative... like Hillary Clinton. Maybe not as bad as her, at least in terms of obsequiousness to Wall Street and the Military Industrial Complex, but pretty bad. When they were both in the Senate together, her overall voting record was slightly better-- more progressive-- than his. But both were part of the DC conservative consensus. Neither is anything like the Elizabeth Warren Eugene Robinson wrote about yesterday. The Massachusetts Democra... more »

Shoot me now!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
The new president of Afghanistan channels JFK.

Who Is Financing The Right Wing Jihad Against Mike Honda-- And Why?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Two weeks from today will likely be the last time anyone ever hears about Ro Khanna, unless he gets arrested for criminal activities up the road. His campaign is one ultra-expensive failure financed by conservatives-- both Republican conservatives and Democratic conservatives, all eager to replace progressive icon Mike Honda with a sleazy conservative disguised as a Democrat. Alexander Kaufman wrote up a report of the interview *Politico* did with Warren Buffet, the second richest man in America (after Bill Gates), worth $67.3 billion. Buffet says he thinks wealthy people like hi... more »

“Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Hollow Justice and Courts of Order * *in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny”* By John W. Whitehead “The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.” —Justice William O. Douglas Justice in America makes less sense with each passing day. A Michigan couple that has been raising chickens in their backyard as a source of healthy food for their family could get up to 90 days in jail for violating a local ban on backyard hens. A Kentucky prison guard who was charged with 25 counts of sexual abuse against female inmates, traffickin... more »

5 Things You Need to Know About Honey

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Honey, especially locally sourced natural honey, is one of the most beneficial products for health and healing... The post 5 Things You Need to Know About Honey appeared first on Waking Times.

The Islamic State's Oil Business Continues To Be A Big Business

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Street vendors selling diesel and gasoline wait for customers along a street in the Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa (Reuters / Stringer) *Islamist Terror Group Earns $800 Million a Year From Oil Sales -- Bloomberg* The Islamic State is earning about $2 million a day, or $800 million a year, selling oil on the black market, according to one estimate. The terrorist group is producing 50,000 to 60,000 barrels a day, according to a report released today by Englewood, Colorado-based IHS Inc. It controls as much as 350,000 barrels a day of capacity in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic Sta... more »

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