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Sunday, October 26, 2014

26 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

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Extended Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind IV: Unity" (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 minute ago
Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind IV: Unity" (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXYu7k-O4iw Dim the lights, sit comfortably, close your eyes and breathe deeply several times. Relax... Feel the music... let your mind and heart create whatever images or emotions the music suggests. Let go, go with it... feel it in your soul, feel your spirit rise...

Nicaragua versus Honduras: One survived violent past, other still living in it

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 6 minutes ago
On the malecon in Managua There's nothing quite like the smell of tropical air. We got off the plane in Managua, Nicaragua last night and there it was, that delicious aroma of heat and humidity that I have come to associate with our new life in Central America. My partner and I are back here for our second round of Cuso International placements, having completed two-plus years in Honduras in April and eager to do it all over again in Nicaragua. On the rainy ride to our hotel last night, Managua looked much like Honduras's two big cities where we passed a lot of time during o... more »

Review - Zabada Kitchen Glove and Marvel

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 12 minutes ago
Awhile back I introduced you to several Zabada products including a bathroom cleaning system. You can read that review HERE. I recently had the opportunity to try out Zabada's kitchen cleaning system, the kitchen glove and marvel. [image: Review - Zabada Kitchen Glove and Marvel]*These two items eliminate the need for cleaning solutions!* [image: Review - Zabada Kitchen Glove and Marvel]*Fried veggies are yummy,* *but make a mess!*What's your biggest kitchen clean-up headache? For me, it's oil splatter. I don't fry foods often but ohhhh ... sometimes there's nothing better than hom... more »

TV Watch: More on how long should a TV season be -- British-style

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 minutes ago
*Annie and Martin Bryce (Penelope Wilton, Richard Briers) with unflappable neighbor Paul Ryland (Peter Egan) in Ever Decreasing Circles (1985-89)* *by Ken* In my post earlier this evening, I stumbled into the bottomless-pit question of how long a TV show's "season" should be. Maybe 39, as in the good old days of American TV? Allowing just that 13-week pause for "summer replacement" shows before the new season started up. Or the slimmed-down standard of 22, on which the U.S. networks have generally settled? As I pointed out, one TV creator who grew up in that system, David Chase, r... more »

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Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 26 minutes ago
Metro Event Thursday: The Rag Blog presents ‘City of Quartz‘ author Mike Davis on ‘Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster.’

METRO EVENT | The Rag Blog : Celebrated Author & Urban Theorist Mike Davis in Austin this Thursday

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 37 minutes ago
Marxist Scholar Davis, author of ‘City of Quartz,’ will speak on ‘Texas vs. California: Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster’ at 5604 Manor in Austin. “If it’s apocalypse you want — and frankly who doesn’t, because how else to explain the … finish reading *METRO EVENT* | The Rag Blog : Celebrated Author & Urban Theorist Mike Davis in Austin this Thursday

Watch Sequoia 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 43 minutes ago
*Sequoia (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.0 Release : 09 Mar 2014 Duration : 86 min Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance Director : Andy Landen Writer : Andrew Rothschild Cast : Aly Michalka, Joey Lauren Adams, Lou Diamond Phillips, Corbin Frost Synopsis SequoiaA very lively woman with a very deadly cancer visits a national park with the intention of ending her life there-- but her suicide plans are continually thwarted, not least of all by her family, which finds itself unamused with her death wish. Description SequoiaSequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endlicher 1847. Common names... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Moment of Grace Part 1"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 48 minutes ago
Liquid Mind, "Moment of Grace Part 1" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I61vm_nLNYg

Musical Interlude: Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago
Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI9SKuCIMpc "Make me wanna holler, throw up both my hands..."

"No One In The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 57 minutes ago
“No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities. It’s a shame to waste those by doing what someone else has done.” - Joseph Campbell

Lion Rock 14: Reading Club Salon 2014, on Class and Inequality

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
Next week, I will attend the Reading Club Salon 2014, the 3rd annual round table discussion sponsored by the Lion Rock Institute (LRI), Hong Kong's free market think tank. The theme of this year's discussion will be *"New Class, New Inequality?"* The theme of the EFN Asia Conference 2014, to be held also next week in the same hotel will be on Liberalism and Inequality. So the LRI event provides additional theoretical discussions to the EFN conference. Unlike in the previous two Reading Club Salon in 2012 and 2013 where there were many reading materials, this year, there will be only... more »

rotd: this changes everything

laura k at wmtc - 1 hour ago
Revolutionary thought of the day: ...if there is a reason for social movements to exist, it is not to accept dominant values as fixed and unchangeable but to offer other ways to live - to wage, and win, a battle of cultural worldviews. That means laying out a vision of the world that competes directly with the one on harrowing display at the Heartland conference and in so many other parts of our culture, one that resonates with the majority of the people on the planet because it is true: That we are not apart from nature but of it. That acting collectively for a great good is not su... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

TV Watch: Further thoughts on the short final season of "Parenthood" -- and the question of how long a TV season should be

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*A promo for last week's episode (No. 5 of Season 6) of Parenthood* *by Ken* Almost exactly a month ago I voiced mixed feelings about the launch of *Parenthood*'s sixth and final season, in a 13-episode format. The good feelings had an obvious cause: the return of a show I'd joined well into its run but come to value a lot. And the not-so-good feelings had equally obvious causes: the "final season" part, and the "13-episode format" part. Although he show in fact launched in 2010 with a 13-episode season, Seasons 2-5 contained 22, 18, 15, and 22 episodes. I did note, however, that ... more »

The Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “Solitude”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Solitude”* “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air. The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care. Rejoice, and men will seek you; Grieve, and they turn and go. They want full measure of all your pleasure, But they do not need your woe. Be glad, and your friends are many; Be sad, and you lose them all. There are none to decline your nectared wine, But alone you must drink life's gall. Feast, and your... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, a mere 27,000 light-years away, lies a black hole with 4 million times the mass of the Sun. Fondly known as Sagittarius A* (pronounced A-star), the Milky Way's black hole is fortunately mild-mannered compared to the central black holes in distant active galaxies, much more calmly consuming material around it. From time to time it does flare-up, though. An outburst lasting several hours is captured in this series of premier X-ray images from the orbiting Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). *Click image for larger size.* Launched la... more »

"Human Existence: Our Story in One Minute"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Could you tell the story of human existence in a minute? This thrilling video culls together multiple teasing snippets in an attempt to do just that. And sets it to music. Briefly depicted, from start to finish, is an artistic animation of the Big Bang, a trip across the early universe, the formation of the Earth and Moon, the emergence of multi-celled life and plants, the rise of reptiles and dinosaurs, a devastating meteor strike, the rise of mammals and humans, and finally the rise of modern civilization. The minute movie ends with a flyover of the modern skyscraper and a human... more »

"The Dreamers Of The Day..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

Chet Raymo, “Charybdis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Charybdis”* by Chet Raymo "To my mind, there is no more spiritually fulfilling experience than lying on one's back under a crystal clear late-summer sky unpolluted by artificial light and seeing the Milky Way arching across the dome of night from Sagittarius in the south to Cassiopeia in the north. Those of you who live in the southern hemisphere will have a different perspective, including a loftier view of the brilliant luminosity near the galactic center in Sagittarius, but you know what I mean. One has a sense of falling into infinity, of becoming a born-again child of cosmic ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Hyrum, Utah, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Tom Hayden : Battling Ebola: Cuba leads while U.S. lags

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 3 hours ago
The U.S. has 550 military personnel in Africa on counterterrorism missions while over 5,000 Africans have succumbed to the non-military threat of Ebola. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2014 In what a New York Times … finish reading Tom Hayden : Battling Ebola: Cuba leads while U.S. lags

A Revelation Regarding the Common Core Sale: Evidence is needed.

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
On October 22, 2014, the corporate-reform-friendly think tank, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), hosted a panel discussion entitled, What Now for the Common Core? Below is the description of the panel participants and the *implementation-focused* conclusion is actually what should have happened before CCSS was adopted by any state and certainly before CCSS was ever proclaimed as “ensuring college […]

Vince Dementri was at WTC 7 a Half Hour Before it Fell

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 3 hours ago
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"Fully Committed to Now: Why We Are Not Shown the Big Picture"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Fully Committed to Now:Why We Are Not Shown the Big Picture"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Often we want to be shown the big picture but it is not always in our best interest as we can easily become overwhelmed. Sometimes, we may find ourselves wishing we knew what our lives are going to look like or what gifts and challenges are going to be presented to us in the coming months or years. We may want to know if the relationship we’re in now will go the distance or if our goals will be realized. Perhaps we feel like we need help making a decision and we want to know which choice... more »

(Flood of Dem Voting Paramount To Middle-Class Survival) Kill the Economics Jester? (David F. Brooks:  They're Coming for You Ha Ha!) Delaware Court Allows Companies to Write By-Laws that Make Shareholders Pay Company's Legal Cost If They Lose Case Filed Against Company (Net Positive of QE)

It seems rather obvious at this time in U.S. history that if there's not a flood of Democrats elected (especially in the Senate) during this next election (North Carolina being one of the GOP-Koch-ad-imperiled), that the downward-trajectory spiral being endured by the middle class will be heading into Depression territory. Vote like your life depends on it. The Republican Party’s Electoral

A3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox's Courtroom Battles Continue; Oct. 29 and Beyond

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 4 hours ago
(PHOTO: A3 supporters gather in support of Albert Woodfox) Please join us on the morning of Wednesday, October 29th, at the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (600 Camp St.) in New Orleans for oral arguments about whether or not to uphold Judge Brady's January 2014 ruling that put an end to the invasive, dehumanizing strip and cavity searches Albert had been tortured by since May of 2013. As you may remember, this is the second of two outstanding appeals of rulings in A3's favor that have frozen progress towards the final trial prep stages of the decade long A3 civil case, whi... more »

The Century of Humiliation is Expansionist Baloney

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
This post takes a look at China's claim to the South China Sea and what it teaches us about the whole idea of national humiliation that even foreigners who should know better still use as if it explained something about Chinese government policy. It is actually expansionist propaganda, which presents Chinese expansionism as redress of victimization, as is common among expansionists of all political stripes and nations. I've shamelessly stolen a bunch of slides from Bill Hayton's presentation, which is online here. As he introduces in another piece on the South China Sea mess: At t... more »

What Canadien Kids Want for Christmas?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
The Sweater as a t shirt.

Collapse of The Post-WWI Middle East State System: Audio of New Yorker Panel

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
An excerpt from, *"The Political Scene: A Panel on the Middle East"* by The New Yorker, October 16, 2014: “The Middle East is coming apart in a way that, I think, is unprecedented,” Dexter Filkins says on this week’s Political Scene, which was recorded live at The New Yorker Festival last Sunday. Filkins was joined by Steve Coll, Robin Wright, and Jon Lee Anderson for a panel discussion moderated by Evan Osnos about their experiences covering the Middle East and the rise of extremism in the region. ISIS represents a great threat to stability in Iraq and Syria, but the panelists agre... more »

Musical Interlude: Graham Nash and David Crosby, “Wind On The Water”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Wind On The Water”* by Graham Nash and David Crosby "Over the years you have been hunted by the men who threw harpoons, And in the long run he will kill you just to feed the pets we raise, put the flowers in your vase, and make the lipstick for your face. Over the years you swam the ocean Following feelings of your own, Now you are washed up on the shoreline, I can see your body lie, It's a shame you have to die to put the shadow on our eye. Maybe we'll go, Maybe we'll disappear, It's not that we don't know, It's just that we don't want to care. Under the bridges, Over the foam, Wind on... more »

Exchange of letters in FT on status of Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
*Burning off the fields* This exchange of letters involves a couple of people I know spanking the Chinese representative in the UK for promulgating annexation propaganda. Nice work, people! +++++++++++++ FINANCIAL TIMES October 24, 2014 *It’s time for a bullying regime to step into the 21st century* Sir, The letter about Taiwan (October 18) from Chinese embassy spokesman Miao Deyu is textbook Chinese Communist party propaganda that cannot pass unchallenged. First, the false assertion that Taiwan is “an inalienable part of China”. It is clear from China’s own historical maps and ... more »

harper's cynical use of "terrorism"

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 4 hours ago
First of all, if you haven't seen it already, I think Sabina Becker's take on the recent murders of Canadian soldiers by mentally disturbed individuals is bang-on: Like this week. These past few days saw us “attacked” by two “terrorists” who, it turns out, were something else altogether. One was a paranoid schizophrenic; the other, a drug addict. But since both were Muslims, and chose to attack and kill soldiers of the Canadian army, with a confused mess of ISIL propaganda and madness roaring through their heads, they just automatically got labelled as terrorists. As if they had flo... more »

What kind of bay Fascist are you?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
The problem with goverment is that it went from being all authoritarian all the time to Laissez-faire and corrupt, and now its Laissez-faire, corrupt and authoritarian. H/T The Burning Platform via Zero Hedge

Rutger Hauer, “Requiem, 2019”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Rutger Hauer, “Requiem, 2019” Please DO use full screen mode. - http://www.stumbleupon.com/ ◆ "As I rocked in the moonlight, And reefed the sail. It'll happen to you Also without fail, If it happens to me. Sang the world's last whale." - Pete Seeger

How It Really Is"

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

"5 Craziest Right-Wing Moments this Week: Christian Celeb’s Bonkers Ideas about Halloween"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"5 Craziest Right-Wing Moments this Week: * *Christian Celeb’s Bonkers Ideas about Halloween"* By Janet Allon *"1. Kirk Cameron: Obama Halloween masks are actually celebrating Jesus’ triumph over Satan. *Former "Growing Pains" star Kirk Cameron is doing his darndest to rebrand Halloween as a Christian holiday. At the same time, the uber-right-wing Christian actor is getting his digs in at Obama. “When you go out on Halloween and see all people dressed in costumes and see someone in a great big bobble-head Obama costume with great big ears and an Obama face, are they honoring him or... more »

Goodbye To the US of A corporation

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
This appears to be good news...but it was my understanding the corporation was registered in London? So I don't quite know what to make of this... -AK http://mainerepublicemailalert.com/2014/10/25/goodbye-to-the-us-of-a-corporation/ Goodbye To the US of A corporation Posted on October 25, 2014 by David Robinson Friday, October 24, 2014 If you go to the following Puerto Rico Corporation website, the United States of America (the corporation) has been cancelled. Either go to this web site, at the link click for translation to english: https://prcorpfiling.f1hst.com/CorpInfo/Corpora... more »

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Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago

Watch Mercenaries Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 6 hours ago
*Mercenaries (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : Unrated Score : 3.6 Release : 05 Aug 2014 Duration : 89 min Genre : Action, Adventure Director : Christopher Ray, Christopher Ray Writer : Edward DeRuiter (screenplay), Edward DeRuiter Cast : Zoë Bell, Kristanna Loken, Vivica A. Fox, Brigitte Nielsen Synopsis MercenariesA diplomatic official is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue. Description MercenariesThis page has been archived and commenting is disabled. Mystery Sponsor Of W... more »

Watch Adira 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 6 hours ago
*Adira (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.4 Release : 06 Feb 2014 Duration : 80 min Genre : Adventure, Drama, War Director : Irene Delmonte, Bradley J. Lincoln Writer : Irene Delmonte, Irene Delmonte Cast : Roger Denesha, Alexander T. Buettner, Chris Bylsma, Michael Cootes Synopsis AdiraDuring the Holocaust, a young Jewish girl flees from the grasp of the Gestapo and finds herself stranded on an abandoned farm. Description AdiraIseng aja mau catat harga kredit Kawasaki Ninja 250R dari Adira Finance. Ini dari lembaran daftar harga yang saya ambil Rabu 8 Oktober di Motor City... more »

"'They Just Want The Money!' The IRS Can Now Seize Accounts On Suspicion Alone"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
* "'They Just Want The Money!' * *The IRS Can Now Seize Accounts On Suspicion Alone"* Submitted by Tyler Durden “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does. The topic of civil asset forfeiture has been high on our agenda recently as federal 'agents' discover how to steal Americans' hard-earned cash with zero repurcussions , and decide unilaterally how much cash a 'common man' is allowed to carry; but as The NY Times reports, the escalation to The IRS brin... more »

Satire: “Study: Fear of Ebola Highest Among People Who Did Not Pay Attention During Math and Science Classes”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Study: Fear of Ebola Highest Among People Who Did * *Not Pay Attention During Math and Science Classes”* by Andy Borowitz MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)— “A new study, by the University of Minnesota, indicates that fear of contracting the Ebola virus is highest among Americans who did not pay attention during math and science classes. According to the study, those whose minds were elsewhere while being taught certain concepts, like what a virus is and numbers, are at a significantly greater risk of being afraid of catching Ebola than people who were paying even scant attention... more »

Turbans, casettes, and George Bush the First's strongest cuss word

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
And while I'm being a positive polly rather than a negative nelly, I'd also like to say that this morning's *Broadcasting House* wasn't half bad either. The programme marked the end of Britain's military involvement in Afghanistan. It also looked more generally at Afghanistan by inviting two BBC reporters - Lyse Doucet and her youngish Afghan protégé Tahir Qadiry - to try to capture the spirit of Afghanistan in six objects. The warmth of their feelings towards each other was endearing. I felt the humanity of Lyse Doucet there, proud of having found this young man for the BBC and... more »

Russell Brand, Narcissist and Comrade?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
I've always had a soft spot for Russell Brand. Like many recovering *Big Brother* fans, I first encountered him on E4's *E-Forum*, a side programme to *Big Brother's Little Brother*, which in turn was an adjunct to the main event. But there was something about Brand that made him stand out even in those days. Was it his larking about? His knowing jokes about himself and celebrity? The casual peppering of monologue with Nietzschean observations and obscure social theory references? Yes, probably. Since then his cheeky-chappery has taken off. Hollywood films and megastar celebrity ex... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Nazi Canada'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
NAZI CANADA Posted on October 25, 2014 Mohawk Nation News  Please post and distribute. MNN. Oct. 25, 2014. The false flag gunfight on Parliament Hill was Hitler’s Reichtag fire of February 1933. Canada’s new anti-terror law is the model for the Nazi takeover of the world. Within days democracy was shut down. Now martial law can be declared, armed soldiers sent into residential areas,

Today Kentucky's Two Biggest Newspapers Told The Voters Why They Should Send McConnell Packing

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Although the right-wing crackpot newspaper in Cincinnati, Ohio endorsed McConnell, yesterday Kentucky's two biggest newspapers, the Louisville *Courier-Journal* and the Lexington *Herald-Leader*, both recommended that Kentucky voters fire McConnell and replace him with Secretary of State Alison Grimes. The latest polling shows a dead-heat, within the margin of error, although McConnell had already spent $21,494,327 by the September 30 FEC reporting deadline (and has written his campaign another $1.8 million check in the past couple of days), in the same time that Grimes spent $11,... more »

Watch The Curse of Styria Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 7 hours ago
*The Curse of Styria (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : N/A Release : N/A Duration : N/A Genre : Fantasy, Horror, Mystery Director : Mauricio Chernovetzky, Mark Devendorf Writer : Karl Bardosh (dramaturge), Mauricio Chernovetzky (screenplay), Mark Devendorf (screenplay), Sheridan Le Fanu (novel) Cast : Eleanor Tomlinson, Stephen Rea, Erika Marozsán, Katie Silverman Synopsis The Curse of StyriaLara (Eleanor Tomlinson) and her estranged father, Dr. Hill (Stephen Rea), travel behind the iron curtain to a decrepit castle outside the Hungarian town of Styria. In the nearby woods, ... more »

Polly and the Nightjar

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Forgive me for NOT being a 'negative nelly' about the BBC for a moment, but I used the extra hour given unto us by the clocks falling back (as the mnemonic says - though I keep getting confused between falling back and falling forwards, springing back and springing forwards) to listen to Radio 4 between 6 and 7 o'clock and was transfixed by the delights of *Something Understood* and *The Living World*. *Something Understood* was about our need for art, but playwright Polly Stenham used it chiefly to explain what writing plays means to her - and doing so in highly-charged, poetic la... more »

Watch Giovanni's Island 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 8 hours ago
*Giovanni's Island (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.5 Release : 22 Feb 2014 Duration : 102 min Genre : Animation, Drama, History Director : Mizuho Nishikubo Writer : Shigemichi Sugita (original story), Shigemichi Sugita (screenplay), Wendee Lee (adaptation), Yoshiki Sakurai (screenplay) Cast : Natalie Hoover, Masachika Ichimura, Polina Ilyushenko, Hiroshi Inuzuka Synopsis Giovanni's IslandIn the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remo... more »

Groupthink and the Turkish Government

Burcu Bayram at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
The Turkish government’s unwillingness to intervene in Kobani has led to renewed violence across the country, claiming more than 30 lives. Turkey’s own Kurds demanded action, Ankara bulked, people died. The peace process between Ankara and the Kurds might now be in jeopardy. And the government is drafting a suspicious bill that, if passed, can restrict the Continue reading

Watch Nightcrawler 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 8 hours ago
*Nightcrawler (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 8.4 Release : 31 Oct 2014 Duration : 117 min Genre : Crime, Drama, Thriller Director : Dan Gilroy Writer : Dan Gilroy Cast : Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Ann Cusack Synopsis NightcrawlerA young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism. Description NightcrawlerDark Pact Slark calls upon deities of the swamps to seal a dark pact. Sacrificing some of his lifeblood, Slark is redeemed of all negative effects.,Pagonis Live Bait Ltd. Pagonis Live Bait Ltd. has been serving the North Americ... more »

All the people of the lulled and dumbfound state...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
So, Dylan Thomas was big in Germany. Who knew? Former BBC Berlin correspondent - and Dylan Thomas fan - Steve Evans, that's who, and his *Cold War Poet* tonight on Radio 4 was fascinating. John Humphrys won't like the tense I'm using here, but to begin at the beginning: 1954. Dylan Thomas is dead. The BBC has already posthumously broadcast his wonderful radio play *Under Milk Wood*. Seeking to spread British culture to the parts of post-war Germany under British control (the north-west), they commission an Austrian Jewish exile, Erich Fried, to translate *Under Milk Wood* into ... more »

the "that-which-shall-not-be-named" standards and testing program

skrashen at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Dolores Umbridge, chair of a newly formed but unnamed committee with representatives of the US Department of Education, The Gates Foundation, PARCC, and the Pearson organization today announced spectacular progress in creating new labels for the "that-which-shall-not-be-named" standards and testing program now adopted by most of the United States. At a press conference Umbridge assured reporters that regardless of which of the many new terms are adopted by individual states, all versions will remain true to Susan Ohanian's characterization: “a radical untried curriculum overha... more »

Reality

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
'... somehow we are being told that Israel (and by extension the West) are now the "White" oppressors of the poor "Brown" Muslims. Despite the fact that more Muslims have been killed by other Muslims than by everyone else in the world combined. Despite the fact that Jews are neither white, nor colonialists. Despite the fact that Muslims are actually conducting genocides against indigenous people even as we speak. The population of Muslims is 1.57 billion while Jews number approximately 14 million. Suddenly this doesn't look so much big bully Israel beating up the poor little Arabs... more »

A British Celebrity Russell Brand's Reaction To Stephen Harper's Handling Of Ottawa Attack

LeDaro at LeDaro - 9 hours ago
*TORONTO - A British celebrity isn't wowed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's handling of the aftermath of the shooting of an honour guard at the National War Memorial.* The video below is worth watching. Read more here

Fall 2014

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago

The Grand Illusion of Time

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Film - *The illusion of time - past, present and future - all exist together. The post The Grand Illusion of Time appeared first on Waking Times.

'Halt impoundments' says Navajo Hopi Land Commission

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. By Brenda Norrell Censored News The Navajo Hopi Land Commission's letter to Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie states that the Hopi Tribe should desist from the impoundment of Navajo sheep due to the traumatic impact on Navajos with sheep on Hopi Partitioned Lands. The Commission says that the Hopi Tribe should work with the Commission in a spirit of cooperation to resolve the issues in a

Why Did This Palestinian Facebook Group Care About A Nepal Bus Crash?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Israelly Cool has another expose of Palestinian hatred for Israeli Jews http://www.israellycool.com/2014/10/25/why-did-this-palestinian-facebook-group-care-about-a-nepal-bus-crash/ ' Oh God, exterminate them and kill them vaporized and left them none To hell O limit the Zionist Jews and kill them, vaporize them and don't leave any of them To hell and good riddance, expand their dead Allah Allah Akbar Alhamdulillah God burn them'

Quantum Physics Debunks Materialism

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Video - *Recent research reconfirms the irrelevance of materialism and goes even further to explain true reality. The post Quantum Physics Debunks Materialism appeared first on Waking Times.

10 Scientific Ways to be Happy

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Meme - *It has been scientifically proven that certain activities such as smiling, meditation and exercise will make you a happy person. The post 10 Scientific Ways to be Happy appeared first on Waking Times.

French "hate speech" lawsuit leading to worldwide online censorship

John Friend at The Realist Report - 10 hours ago
*The Jewish Daily Forward* recently published an article describing how large Internet-based social media companies, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, are dealing with online "hate speech," particularly in the aftermath of a judicial ruling roughly one year ago in France that required Twitter to remove "anti-Semitic" content. The article notes: A little over a year after a French court forced Twitter to remove some anti-Semitic content, experts say *the ruling has had a ripple effect, leading other Internet companies to act more aggressively against hate speech in an effort ... more »

Reporter Targeted by Obama War on Journalism Blasts Terror War Ripoffs

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 10 hours ago
Pallets of Cash in Iraq James Risen is the poster boy for the Obama administration’s war on journalism. The New York Times reporter faces a prison sentence for his refusal to testify in the trial of whistleblower and former CIA employee Jeffrey Alexander Sterling. Sterling, who has been indicted under the Espionage Act of 1917 was a source for information that Risen wrote about in his book "State of War" and the feds are hellbent at setting an example. The archaic World War I law has been a favorite of the Obama Justice Department when it comes to squashing scrutiny of our now ful... more »

Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
This New York Post http://nypost.com/2014/10/25/former-cbs-reporter-explains-how-the-liberal-media-protects-obama/ article reveals how the US media protects Barack Hussein Obama from criticism. '... "Imagine a parallel scenario in which President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney personally appeared at groundbreakings for, and used billions of tax dollars to support, multiple giant corporate ventures whose investors were sometimes major campaign bundlers, only to have one (or two, or three) go bankrupt . . . when they knew in advance the companies' credit ratings were junk."' ... more »

Will Crooked South Dakota Republican Mike Rounds Drown In His Own Culture Of Corruption-- Or Become A U.S. Senator?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Mike Rounds has surrounded himself with crooks who have helped make him wealthy If you follow *DWT* with any regularity you weren't taken by surprise when the DSCC and the Beltway pundits who take their marching orders from the party committees discovered South Dakota's Senate race last week. The Senate race pits populist Rick Weiland against crooked GOP establishment shill Mike Rounds and other two conservative Republicans running as independents. And Rounds' EB-5 visa selling scandal isn't news to you either. Nor is the independence of mind and spirit that made us predict months a... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is indeed time for my weekly rant.... It has been a week full of very interesting and troubling situations across the planet over the last week, especially right here in Canada, and I will do my best to cover them in summary with my own thoughts about exactly what is happening in our sick world... OK, First the so called "shooting" in Ottawa.... What I see is indeed a false flag operation, folks, with the Jew spew media just going hog wild with information overload for the general public... It is so remarkable that the day after the shooting, the local... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Busy with family responsibilities. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Libya Is The Latest Islamic State Conquest

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A fighter from armed group Operation Dawn fires a weapon during clashes with rival group the Zintan brigade, on the outskirts of the city of Kklh, southwest of Tripoli Oct. 21, 2014. (File: Reuters) *Libya Has Become The Latest Isil Conquest -- The Telegraph* Extremists have declared Libya part of the Isil caliphate. Former Libyan militant Noman Benotman examines what's gone wrong Libya is now in the throes of an extreme political crisis. If the conditions remain unchallenged and, hence, unchanged, it will turn into another Syria or Iraq. While ISIL has managed to capture the a... more »

Calling All Geeks

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
So here's what I did. Yesterday, I got myself a Toshiba at the local Best Buy with a 1TB HD for *real* cheap. After nearly three and a half years, my old Lenovo just isn't cutting it anymore. Ergo, despite our financial difficulties, I had to bite the bullet and get an upgrade. Anyway, I ran into a few problems right out of the gate. Firstly, this Toshiba, as with so many other computers these days, doesn't come with the full complement of bundled software. Manufacturers finally discovered they could make a shitload more money by stealing that software that we'd taken... more »

U.S. Failing To Halt The Islamic State's Military Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Smoke and flames billow following an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobani, October 22, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/STRINGER) *US Struggles To Turn The Tide In War Against IS -- Dan De Luce, Times of Israel* *Though coalition strikes have kept jihadists from overrunning Kurds in Kobani, no counter-offensive is in sight* Washington, United States (AFP) — After more than two months of air strikes, a US-led coalition has prevented the fall of a northern Syrian town to Islamic State jihadists but is still struggling to halt the group’s advances on other fronts, experts say. Since the a... more »

Iraqi And Kurdish Forces Push Back The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Shi'ite fighters and Iraqi army members ride in vehicles during a patrol in Jurf al-Sakhar October 25, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer *Iraqi Forces, Peshmerga Claim Gains Against ISIS; Battle For Kobani Continues -- CNN* Baghdad (CNN) -- Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday, as they battle to keep ISIS militants in check. In a post on Facebook, al-Abadi saluted the efforts made by Iraqi forces to liberate the area and said they "have inflicted a strong blow to the terr... more »

kevin vickers, nathan cirillo, and canada's response to recent acts of violence

laura k at wmtc - 13 hours ago
I've been thinking a lot about Kevin Vickers. By now the world knows Vickers' name: he is the sergeant-at-arms of the Parliament of Canada, and his quick thinking and courage undoubtedly saved lives. Vickers shot killed Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who had already killed one person and appeared intent on killing others. Vickers is a hero. But my thoughts of him are filled not with adulation, but with sorrow. Imagine going to work one day, a day like any other, and by the time the day is done, you have taken a human life. You have killed a man at close range. What could that be like? It wou... more »

Israelis kill Americans with impunity

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 13 hours ago
[image: 14-year old slain Palestinian youth, Orwa Hammad who is also a U.S. citizen, was killed by the Israeli army, October 24, 2014. (Photo: Shadi Hattem)]Orwa Hammad: The latest American kid murdered by Israel *The Israelis have killed another young American.* Like 18-year-old Furkan Dogan, who was murdered aboard the Mavi Marmara, and 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, who was deliberately crushed beneath an Israeli bulldozer, the latest victim – 14-year-old Orwa Hammad – was martyred trying to stop the genocide in Occupied Palestine... Full article: http://www.presstv.com/detail/20... more »

British Forces And US Marines Have Formally Ended Their Combat Operations In Afghanistan After 13 Years Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Last U.S. Marines, British Combat Forces End Afghan Operations, Prepare Withdrawal -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The last U.S. Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their operations on Sunday as they packed up to leave the country and transferred a massive military base to the Afghan military. The American and British flags were lowered and folded up for the final time at the regional headquarters of the international military, 13 years after the toppling of the Taliban’s radical Islamist regime launched America's longest war. The timing of the ... more »

Des Moines Register: Joni Ernst Is Too Extreme For The U.S. Senate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Friday morning we were wondering whether or not Joni Ernst's decision to hide from the *Des Moine's Register*'s editorial board endorsement process would matter. Since then, she has also decided to skip editorial board endorsement meetings of the *Cedar Rapids Gazette*, the *Dubuque Telegraph-Herald* and the *Quad-City Times*-- all the major newspapers of Iowa, except for the far right-wing *Sioux City Journal*, which embraces her outside-the-mainstream, extremist world view. [The *Journal*'s endorsement of Ernst: "Because our vision matches the conservative vision of Ernst in mor... more »

Does Russian President Putin Have Cancer?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin Photo: Reuters *Cancer Rumors Swirl Around Putin -- Richard Johnson, New York Post* There is an explanation for Vladimir Putin’s hurry to invade Ukraine — it is rumored he has cancer. News outlets from Belarus to Poland have reported for months that the Russian strongman has cancer of the spinal cord. But my sources say it’s pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease. Putin is allegedly being treated by an elderly doctor from the old East Germany whom Putin met decades ago while serving in Dresden for the KGB. The doctor has be... more »

John Simpson on the hard-done-by BBC, the 'rather likeable' Saddam Hussein and 'useless' UK leaders

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Unless you read the *Southern Daily Echo *(and who doesn't?) you might have missed some comments made by the BBC's John Simpson (best known for liberating Kabul from the Taliban single-handed). He was giving at a talk at a fundraiser for Winchester Cathedral, but had some things to say about the BBC's funding too - and Saddam Hussein and the UK's leaders. On the BBC, he thinks it is “in its last stages” because of funding cuts: Cuts that we have been seeing will be nothing to the cuts that we are going to see, because the government will ensure that the license fee is cut back mas... more »

ECB Stress Test Results Released October 26 , 2014 - 25 Banks fail , spin begins immediately ... Keep focused if you're " All Along The WatchTower "

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
User Actions Follow *Philippe Legrain*‏@plegrain Just to be clear, the claim that *as of now* 150 major #euro zone banks only have a €9.5bn capital shortfall is ludicrous. @ecb #whitewash *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 4m4 minutes ago Even Goldman isn't buying it: "Shortfall below expectations, €25 bn pre- and €9 bn post mitigations vs. €38-51 bn expected range" - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-26/chart-crushes-all-credibility-ecbs-latest-stress-test The Chart That Crushes All Credibility Of The ECB's Latest Stress Test [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted ... more »

What Is Next For Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Ukraine’s Slow Descent Into Madness -- Lucian Kim, Slate* While it fights rebels in the east, Kiev is beginning to crumble from the inside. KIEV, Ukraine—Less than a year ago, Viktor Yanukovych was not yet the disgraced former president of Ukraine and ruled over his impoverished but peaceful nation from Mezhyhirya, his sprawling residence outside Kiev. Here Yanukovych entertained his cronies aboard a fake Spanish galleon, watched TV from the comfort of his wood-paneled Jacuzzi, and prayed for redemption in a jewel-encrusted private chapel. The main house—an outsized, five-story ... more »

Ukrainians Go To The Polls To Elect A Parliamnet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A combination photo shows pre-election posters as they are seen on the streets of Kiev October 22, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Gleb Garanich *Ukrainians Go To The Polls In Election Set To Increase Tensions With Russia By Backing Pro-Western Parties -- Daily Mail* * President Petro Poroshenko called the vote as he aims to cement new direction after ousting of pro-Russian leaders * Polls show majority of Ukrainians support economic and democratic reforms - eventually leading to EU membership * Voters in Crimea and separatist-controlled areas of the eastern Lugansk and Donetsk provinces were... more »

Much ado about the TIME’s latest anti-teacher cover #TIMEfail. This is what I’m thinking.

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
There’s a lot of hullaballoo about TIME magazine’s just-released anti-teacher cover. And it’s JUST the cover, mind you. Nothing surprises me anymore about the education debates, especially content from the carpet baggers. But what I find most interesting is this unyielding faith in the problem solving abilities of Silicon Valley. It seems as if this is […]

Vote Buying in Taipei?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Yellow ribbons on a random telephone pole...* Heh. The Chinese Production Party, composed of Chinese spouses of Taiwanese, is allegedly buying votes for Sean Lien in Taipei. Who could have imagined that? I'll be curious to see whether the prosecutors actually go after the CPP for this. More ominous is the fact that the Chinese spouses are organized into a pro-China party that actually has the funds to perform these acts (from where?). These spouses, unlike the rest of us foreigners, do not have to give up their citizenship when they take out ROC citizenship. And of course, when an... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Kids React to Common Core: 'Mommy, Please Home-School Me'* Another day of school, another Common Core horror story. Parents in Royal Palm Beach, Florida complained to administrators that their children are languishing under Core-aligned instruction and standardized testing. One parent reported that her third-grade son comes home from school every day thinking he is stupid because he can't pass his tests. "Mommy, please home-school me," he begged, according to The Palm Beach Post. Lest anyone assume the kid is the problem, keep in mind that some teachers don't even have access to ... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*"Green" Britain gets the jitters amid fears of going dark brown* *All those windmills and solar farms are doing nothing to avert looming blackouts* Hotels will be paid to turn down refrigerators and factories paid to make staff work overnight to cut energy consumption and prevent blackouts this winter, under emergency plans to be revealed this week. Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary, has told The Sunday Telegraph that energy regulators have asked for extra contingency measures to cut consumption in event of a cold winter or more power station failures. Energy analysts have warned t... more »

.........Democracy Under Fire?

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 15 hours ago
"The objective of *these **attacks*was to instil fear and panic in our country, as I said yesterday, Canadians will not be intimidated. Here we are, in our seats, in our chamber,* in the very heart of our democracy.*" Stephen Harper in the House of Commons Thursday October 23rd. This phrase has been much in the headlines and repeated by many both inside and outside the halls of power and was much in evidence during the 'crisis' by news anchors and the like trying to fill in time whist they waited for real information to emerge. I take a little bit on an issue with this. Parliament m... more »

Techno-Utopianism at Cooper Union

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
MB and I are staying at a hotel along Korea Way in New York City. Yesterday we spent a 12-hours listening to speeches at the Techo-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth conference inside the Great Hall at Copper Union. My panel (along with old friends Dr. Helen Caldicott and Gar Smith) was the last of the day beginning at 7:45 pm. After we finished MB and I took a cab back to Korea Way and went inside an all-night Korean restaurant just across from our hotel and had a beer and steamed dumplings. Perfect late night snack. The podium used by all the speakers at the conference was th... more »

"I don't feel the thing smells good"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Usually on a Sunday morning I post something complaining about bias on Radio 4's *Sunday *programme. Instead, this morning, I'd like to post a transcription of a report from the BBC's John Laurenson, featured on today's programme, which looks at anti-Semitism in France. [Transcribing French names isn't easy, so there will be asterisks where names cannot be deciphered.] I found it to be a report which, not for the first time, does John Laurenson great credit - and giving credit where credit's due is something we ought to give much more often. France was the country where Theodor... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

Le Gardasil a-t-il tué la jeune Adriana, 17 ans ? par Guillame Atchouel

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
[image: Adriana died at age 17. Her parents blame the vaccine.]AdrianaLe Gardasil a-t-il tué la jeune Adriana, 17 ans ? par Guillaume Atchouel Le Gardasil, un vaccin contre le cancer de l'utérus, est-il responsable de la mort d'Adriana Kolbecher, cette adolescente des Hautes-Pyrénées décédée le 20 octobre 2010 ? Ses parents le pensent, même si, pour l'heure, aucune preuve n'existe. Les plaintes se multiplient à l'encontre du Gardasil, ce vaccin contre le cancer du col de l'utérus que de très nombreuses jeunes filles reçoivent chaque année en France. De plus en plus de médecins dou... more »

Did Gardasil Kill Adriana, Age 17 in Toulouse, France? by Guillaume Atchouel

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*[image: Adriana died at age 17. Her parents blame the vaccine.]**Adriana died at age 17. Her parents blame the vaccine.* Did Gardasil Kill Adriana, age 17? By Guillaume Atchouel Sane Vax, Inc., 19 October 2014 Is Gardasil, the cervical cancer vaccine, to blame for the death of Adriana Kolbecher, a teenager from the French *Hautes-Pyrénées* region who died on the 20th of October 2010? Her parents think so even if so far, there is no proof. The number of lawsuits against Gardasil, the cervical cancer vaccine administered to many young French girls every year, is on the rise. An... more »

A wolf in Armani

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
If I wake up early enough on a Sunday I enjoy listening to the radio 4‘s Profile. This morning, the clocks worked in the programme’s favour, and I listened with interest to the episode on Sir Andrew Green. However I missed the previous episode about Hassan Rouhani so I thought I ought to listen to it on the iPlayer, to see if it would help me understand the BBC’s approach to Sir Andrew Green, and to see if Mary Ann Sieghart would agree with Jack Straw, that Rouhani is a twinkle-eyed softie, or Benjamin Netanyahu, that he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. (Rouhani wears Armani suits ... more »

The Royal Thai Navy and Air Force acquire five EC645 T2 and two EC725 rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: EC645 T2]The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s to be deployed on transport duties and other missions, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016. Its purchase represents the first export order of this militarized version of the EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter f... more »

China's J-31 to debut at Zhuhai air show next month

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: J-31A Gyrfalcon]China's mysterious J-31 fighter jet will make its long-awaited debut at the annual China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on Nov. 11, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily. The J-31, also known as "Gyrfalcon," or Falcon Hawk by some military enthusiasts, is a twin-engine, mid-size fifth-generation jet fighter currently under development by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. The jet is said to be even more mysterious than the J-20, the fellow fifth-generation fighter being developed by the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation. Rea... more »

Russia to get advanced aircraft carrier in 2030s: official

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Voldivostok LHD]Russia has worked out a long-term military development program that envisages construction of an aircraft carrier for the Navy, a high-ranking military official said Saturday. "An aircraft carrier whose construction is planned will significantly differ from heavy aircraft cruisers that our Navy used to have and has now," Russian Navy Deputy Commander Viktor Bursuk told a local radio station. "This will be a versatile warship equipped with manned and unmanned aircraft systems and also robotic systems capable of operating in all possible environments, includin... more »

Birthday 2014

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 17 hours ago
Friends and family members, thank you very much for your greetings. Really appreciate them. This week, I received 400+ greetings, mostly in facebook (wall posts + private mails), by SMS, and a few by email. Among the funny greetings are these. The beer greetings are from my mountaineering buddy Raymond Asanza. On my birthday, 257 friends greeted me in my fb wall. That's for 24 hours of that day. It excludes private mails. Then there are belated greetings until today, and possibly until tomorrow. My wife treated me and the two girls to a birthday dinner on a nice resto-bar at one o... more »

NAS Whidbey Prowlers returning from final mission

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: E/A-6 Prowler]A carrier with EA-18G Growlers from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is en route to assist with air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The USS Carl Vinson strike group, which includes Electronic Attack Squadron 139, replaces the USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group, deployed since Feb. 15, according to the Navy. NAS Whidbey-based VAQ 134 has been a part of the departing strike group, and the squadrons involvement will be the Navy’s final job for the Prowler. Read more

The USS North Dakota, a $2.6-billion attack submarine, is commissioned

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
A large crowd and a warm October Saturday morning welcomed the Navy’s most advanced attack submarine, USS North Dakota, and its crew into Navy history. The commissioning ceremony for the $2.6-billion submarine, currently the most advanced member of the Navy’s fleet, was held at the Naval Submarine Base and lasted about 90 minutes. It featured remarks from politicians, Navy officials and executives, who spoke just feet away from USS Virginia, the first of the Virginia-class submarines, of which USS North Dakota is now a member. Read more

Defence ministry clears Israeli anti-tank missile, six submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Spike ATM]The defence ministry Saturday cleared big ticket defence deals worth Rs.80,000 crore which include Israel's guided anti-tank missile Spike, sources said. Spike missiles were chosen instead of the US' Javelin missiles, for which Washington had lobbied hard. India will be buying over 8,000 missiles worth Rs.32,000 crore. Read more

Interstellar: the best visualization of black hole's environment

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
I wrote about the Interstellar (2014) movie and Kip Thorne's role as a star in the movie more than a year ago. But the premiere of Christopher Nolan's film is rapidly approaching now. Next Wednesday, London will see the world premiere and it will be followed by the U.S. premiere exactly one week later. A black hole – and probably a wormhole – will play a very important role in the movie. The visualization of the black hole environment, including the accretion disks and gravitational lensing, won't be just some Hollywood license that "looks" sciency. Instead, it will be based on... more »

6 Made-in-India Submarines for Navy for 53,000 Crores

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: INS Vagli]The Defence Acquisition Council of India on Saturday cleared defence deals worth Rs. 80,000 crore. The deal includes the acquisition of six conventional submarines to augment the aging and depleted submarine fleet and two midget submarines -- also known as 'Swimmer Delivery Vehicles' - which are used for special operations. Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'make in India' campaign and the overall policy to build and strengthen the fledgling Indian defence industry, all six boats will be made in Indian shipyards. Read more

Putin Exposes Criminal Global Order

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*October 26, 2014* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) -Russian President Vladimir Putin, before an international audience, exposed an international order capitalizing on the end of the Cold War to reshape the world according to its own interests, sidelining concepts such as basic international relations, international laws, systems of checks and balances, and even the very concept of national sovereignty itself. Amid President Putin's speech, he would condemn the United States' support for neo-fascists, terrorists, and its contempt for national sovereignty around the world. *The West's Rebuttal ... more »

McConnell: Self-Funding Multimillionaire Investing More Money In His Source Of Wealth-- His Sleazy Political Career

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Last week we looked at PolitiFact verify that Mitch McConnell is the number one recipient of lobbyist money in the entire Congress. McConnell has used his Senate office to become immensely wealthy, primarily by being an unregistered agent of the Chinese Communist government and pushing their agenda. As the September 30 FEC reporting deadline, McConnell had already raised $26,896,568 and spent $21,494,327 to Alison Grimes' $16,250,304 raised and $11,862,353 spent. Meanwhile, McConnell's own criminal SuperPAC, Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, and SuperPACs allied with his campaign ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Have you ever seen a sun pillar? When the air is cold and the Sun is rising or setting, falling ice crystals can reflect sunlight and create an unusual column of light. Ice sometimes forms flat, six-sided shaped crystals as it falls from high-level clouds. Air resistance causes these crystals to lie nearly flat much of the time as they flutter to the ground. Sunlight reflects off crystals that are properly aligned, creating the sun-pillar effect. * Click image for larger size.* In the above picture taken last week, a sun-pillar reflects light from a Sun setting over Östersund, Swed... more »

“The Three Truths”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Three Truths”* "• The soul is immortal, and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendor has no limit. • The Principle which gives life dwells in us, and without us, is undying and beneficent, is not heard or seen, or smelt, but it is perceived by the one who desires perception. • Each of us is our own absolute lawgiver, the dispenser of glory or gloom to ourselves, the decreer of our life, our reward, our punishment. These truths which are as great as is life itself are as simple as the simplest mind of man. Feed the hungry with them." - “The Idyll... more »

Chet Raymo, “Thinking Fast And Thinking Slow”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Thinking Fast And Thinking Slow”* by Chet Raymo “Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writing in the New York Times on the evolutionary origins of religion: "To put it at its simplest, we hand on our genes as individuals but we survive as members of groups, and groups can exist only when individuals act not solely for their own advantage but for the sake of the group as a whole. Our unique advantage is that we form larger and more complex groups than any other life-form. A result is that we have two patterns of reaction in the brain, one focusing on potential danger to us as individuals, the oth... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Glennallen, Alaska, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Only One Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies- God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” - Kurt Vonnegut “Man shows inhumanity to Man. It’s axiomatic of our existence. It’s the story of our past, it’s the story of our present, and it will very likely be the story of our future. Indeed, it’s a story that’s reinforced every day, whether we’re watching the evening news or the latest entry in the “Saw” series. However, our history is also littered with awe-inspiring examples of men and women showing incredible compassion in the face of unspeakable evil and insurmountable odds. Every story o... more »

"How to Protect Your Energy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How to Protect Your Energy"* By Judith Orloff MD “As you go through the intuitive healing process you need to know: each of us has our own special power. We carry it within; it waits to be awakened. Call it your inner self, your spirit, or light–however conceived, you must meet and come to know your core-essence. The source of all intuition, it is your fiercest ally and advocate against danger. By connecting with this part of yourself you’ll mount confidence, feel safer in the world. Then whatever or whoever crosses your path–even the devil incarnate–will be no match for your res... more »

Thanks, Mayor Mike! Welcome to 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*In "the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere," lucky buyers may be able to snag penthouse digs for a mere $95 million.* *by Ken* In the clip, note the comment 432 Park Avenue from the real-estate guy: "It definitely catches your eye as you are walking down Park Avenue, but I think people are going to be following suit and there are going to be more like it, I hope." Well, that's one way of looking at it. Here's another, provided by our pal Mitch Waxman in a recent post on his *Newtown Pentacle* blog, where he happened to be taking pictures way across the East Ri... more »

Terrestrial Energy, Correcting a mistake.

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 1 day ago
Given my limitations, it is inevitable that I will commit mistakes. At any rate, I made a mistake in my account of terrestial energy. The mistake arrose from Hugh MacDiarmid's discussion of the prospects of Terrestrial Energy, a Canadian company that proposes to build a commercial Molten Salt Reactor. MacDiarmid claimed that the new MSR would be 6 times more fuel efficient as a conventional reactor. There are two ways to accomplish this using Molten Salt Reactor Technology. One is by Adopting Denatured Molten Salt Reactor Technology. In DMSRs both liquid Uranium salt and Liquid... more »

unearthed

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Watch The Drop 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*The Drop (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 7.9 Release : 12 Sep 2014 Duration : 106 min Genre : Crime, Drama Director : Michaël R. Roskam Writer : Dennis Lehane (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (short story 'Animal Rescue') Cast : Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts Synopsis The DropFollows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - 'money drops' - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwi... more »

Watch You or a Loved One 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*You or a Loved One (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : N/A Release : N/A Duration : 84 min Genre : Comedy, Drama Director : Matt Mercer Writer : Chris Bouffard Cast : Chris Bouffard, Katie Wallack, Charley Koontz, Matt Mercer Synopsis You or a Loved OneReeling from withdrawal effects after a pharmaceutical drug trial, a reclusive aspiring illustrator sets out to form a relationship with an outgoing gal despite his continuous efforts at solitude and isolation. Parker is uncertain if he suffers from anxiety, but as the medication leaves his system he can barely perform daily t... more »

Satire? “How to Write a Sentence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How to Write a Sentence”* by James Thomas “Well, here you are, looking at this, trying, hoping, floundering, scrabbling, wishing, dying to find out the mystery of “how to” write a sentence. Or possibly you have tried write sentence and failed utterly. Never mind and never fear. I am an, thankfully, expert of sentences. Read on and be disbelieving! There is much to have taught you, and little time, so very, very little and small time. Where shall/should you/one start/begin? At the start/beginning, of course! You ought always, and in everything you do, to begin a sentence at the b... more »

die well

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate: "To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods."

Watch Falcon Rising Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Falcon Rising (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 5.8 Release : 05 Sep 2014 Duration : 103 min Genre : Action, Adventure Director : Ernie Barbarash Writer : Y.T. Parazi Cast : Michael Jai White, Neal McDonough, Laila Ali, Lateef Crowder Synopsis Falcon RisingFAVELA, the first installment in the CODENAME: FALCON franchise, introduces former marine John 'Falcon' Chapman, a dark anti-hero driven by guilt and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy - a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the U.S. State Department.... more »

Grievous Errors

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
I hadn't planned on writing about the Media Matters outing of *New York Times* columnist Ross Douthat as a paid shill for an anti-LGBT hate group. My outrage and disgust capacity had already just about reached the breaking point when I read about his unfortunate appearance before a group so despicable that it's on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of terrible, awful, and downright dangerous people. But then, even after he got caught publicly gay-bashing and made a smirking "mistakes were made" pseudo-apology to a few blogs, Douthat now has the chutzpah to use his latest *Tim... more »

Libya: JTF-2, Parliament Hill shooter Bibeau/Zaheff & Father Be(u)lgasem Zaheff

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Are you a betting person? What would you think would be the odds that the players on Parliament Hill, the day of the shooting, had all spent time in Libya. At the time of the NATO bombings. Curious, isn't it? I wanted to let this whole Parliament Hill shooting go. I really did! It's exhausting. But, I cannot without getting this all out of my system, so to speak The presence of JTF-2 on Parliament Hill? As I have already explained JTF-2 is a counter terror/special ops outfit. Counter-terror is a doublespeak way of saying, while not really saying the truth/reality/fact that JTF-2 is... more »

The Ebola Quarantines Begin

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
In the wake of the latest Ebola case, this one in the mega-population center of New York City there are serious questions on how to prevent a national spread of the virus. Both New York and New Jersey are sufficiently spooked so as to begin to implement mandatory quarantines on some of those returning from areas where Ebola is rampant. The question now becomes just how much of an intrusion on civil liberties will come as the result of the escalated state of action. It seems rather quaint to be talking about civil liberties at all in the post Constitutional wasteland of the Obama ... more »

British Islamists: The Caliphate Will Expand to Europe and the U.S.

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*British Islamists: The Caliphate Will Expand to Europe and the U.S. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: October 22, 2014. Description:* British Islamist Anjem Choudary recently warned the West: "Hands off Muslim lands... When we've established the shari'a, we will come to you." Choudary, speaking on a panel that included British Islamists Abu Rumaysah and Abu Baraa, showed an image of Buckingham Palace with a superimposed minaret and dome and said: "We will remove your regime and implement the shari'a in Europe." Abu Rumaysah said: "One day Obama will witness his own country being ru... more »

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