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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

28 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

8:56pm MDST

October Tax-Cast Highlights Corporate Subsidies

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 7 minutes ago
This month's Tax-Cast from the Tax Justice Network highlights several issues covered here recently. There is an interview with Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First on corporate subsidies in general and on the proposed changes by the Government Accounting Standards Board that would require state and local governments to disclose the incentives they give. In addition, John Christensen of TJN discusses the case of Irish state aid to Apple. You can hear the entire podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84gaikIMwiA&feature=youtu.be

The Sacred Science – A Journey of 8 People in Search of Healing

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 19 minutes ago
*Film - *A film that follows 8 people with serious health problems into the depths of the Amazon rainforest as they seek healing. The post The Sacred Science – A Journey of 8 People in Search of Healing appeared first on Waking Times.

Musical Interlude: Suzanne Ciani, "Go Gently"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago
Suzanne Ciani, "Go Gently" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_rwMA1YVEA

Ebola " hard news " round up - October 28 , 2014 ...... Africa , US in focus ......Big picture / small picture ....... treatment / quarantine issues in focus !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 52 minutes ago
Tweets..... *Ebola Deeply* @Eboladeeply · 37m37 minutes ago Ebola: The Executive Summary 10/28 http://bit.ly/1wbxdcr *Ebola Deeply* @Eboladeeply · 41m41 minutes ago The Man Who Tackled Ebola in Nigeria Says it All Came Down to Boots on The Ground: Isha Sesay interviews Dr. Schauib http://bit.ly/1sBxuiC *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 5h5 hours ago Ebola Discoverer Warns Deadly Virus Will Hit China http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-2 8/ebola-discoverer-warns-deadly-virus-will-hit-china … zerohedge [image: View this content on zerohedge's website] Ebola Discoverer Warns Dea... more »

the matrix has you

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Corruption Out in the Open on Shelby County Board of Education

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
Citizens came with their signs and their speeches tonight, pleading for their community schools. Sitting on the School Board was a smug employee of Green Dot Charter Schools, one of the corrupt outfits scheduled to take over at least two Memphis schools. Her name is Miska Clay Bibbs, and she got her start working for the ethically challenged Harold Ford in the late 1990s. Not only was Bibbs endorsed in her School Board race by the enemy of public education, Stand on Children, but she is employed by Green Dot Charter Schools as Director of Community Engagement. Conflict of interes... more »

The Real Costs Behind Cheap Clothing

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *A video that takes a look at the clothing industry and the real price of low-cost clothing. The post The Real Costs Behind Cheap Clothing appeared first on Waking Times .

Ben Bradlee "made you understand that journalism was not a career but a mission" (Eugene Robinson)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Maybe you could resist a pitch like this, from this morning's *Washington Post* "Today's Headlines" e-mail, but I couldn't. (If you're tempted, you'll find Gene Robinson's column here.)* *by Ken* If you've been living in this world and reading for any length of time, and you see that so-and-so has written about such-and-such, you learn some tricks of mental triage for what you will and won't devote precious, irrecoverable time to. In my own case, for example, I would need one heckuva reason to venture beyond the headline of anything George Will or Davy Brooks has written -- in... more »

Update on Big Mountain impoundments

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
http://us4.campaign-archive2.com

Musical Interlude: Amethystium, “Tinuviel”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Amethystium, “Tinuviel” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnLImUVeNFM

Watch Field of Lost Shoes Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 2 hours ago
*Field of Lost Shoes (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : 6.1 Release : 26 Sep 2014 Duration : 96 min Genre : Action, Drama, War Director : Sean McNamara Writer : Thomas Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Dave Kennedy, Dave Kennedy Cast : Nolan Gould, Lauren Holly, Jason Isaacs, Keith David Synopsis Field of Lost ShoesBased on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenand... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky Way Galaxy does. Although nearby when compared to most other clusters, light from the Coma Cluster still takes hundreds of millions of years to reach us. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, the Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ell... more »

"The Time Will Pass..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” - Earl Nightingale

Chet Raymo, "Dust"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Dust"* by Chet Raymo "In Chekhov's play "The Three Sisters" sister Masha refuses "to live and not know why the cranes fly, why children are born, why the stars are in the sky. Either you know and you're alive or its all nonsense, all dust in the wind." Why? Why? The striving to know is what frees us from the bonds of self, said Einstein. It's the striving, rather than our knowledge - which is always tentative and partial - that is important. I've been living with grandchildren for the past few weeks. They seem to me to spend an inordinate amount of time with smart phones, iPads, ... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Do You Remember?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Do you remember still the falling stars that like swift horses through the heavens raced and suddenly leaped across the hurdles of our wishes - do you recall? And we did make so many! For there were countless numbers of stars: each time we looked above we were astounded by the swiftness of their daring play, while in our hearts we felt safe and secure watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate, knowing somehow we had survived their fall." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"A Journey, Not A Destination..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Happiness is a journey, not a destination. For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles *were* my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one." ~ Souza

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Derrick Jensen, "Beyond Hope"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Beyond Hope"* by Derrick Jensen "The most common words I hear spoken by any environmentalists anywhere are, We’re f****d. Most of these environmentalists are fighting desperately, using whatever tools they have—or rather whatever legal tools they have, which means whatever tools those in power grant them the right to use, which means whatever tools will be ultimately ineffective—to try to protect some piece of ground, to try to stop the manufacture or release of poisons, to try to stop civilized humans from tormenting some group of plants or animals. Sometimes they’re reduced to ... more »

"An Exquisite Balance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones." - Carl Sagan, "The Burden of Skepticism"

Sheep Dog Nation Rocks' Aggressive confiscation of Navajo sheep'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
http://sheepdognationrocks.blogspot.com/2014/10/big-mountain-aggressive-confiscation-of.html?m=1

U.S. Homeland Security: Security At Some Federal Buildings To Be Increased

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A sign is posted on a fence outside the White House in Washington October 23, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *U.S. Steps Up Security At Federal Buildings -- Politico* The U.S. government is stepping up security at federal buildings in response to the recent killing of a Canadian soldier near that country’s parliament and continuing threats from groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. “I have directed the Federal Protective Service to enhance its presence and security at various U.S. government buildings in Washington... more »

NATO Intercepts Huge Formation Of Russian Military Jets Over The Baltics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter (top) is seen with a British Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter as they fly in international airspace near the Baltic States on June 17, 2014. Reuters *German Typhoons Have Intercepted 7 Russian Air Force Combat Planes Over The Baltic Sea Today -- Aviationist* According to the Latvian military, on Oct. 28, the German Air Force Eurofighter jets on QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) at Amari, Estonia, to provide NATO Baltic Air Policing were scrambled to intercept seven Russian Air Force planes flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The Germa... more »

Watch Detective Conan: The Sniper from Another Dimension 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 2 hours ago
*Detective Conan: The Sniper from Another Dimension (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.9 Release : 19 Apr 2014 Duration : 110 min Genre : Animation, Action, Adventure Director : Kôbun Shizuno Writer : Gôshô Aoyama (creator), Kazunari Kouchi (screenplay) Cast : Minami Takayama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama Synopsis Detective Conan: The Sniper from Another DimensionA sniper targets Shuichi Akai and shoots Masumi Sera. The citizens of Tokyo panic. Nothing is known about the mysterious sniper. Why was Masumi targeted? Will Shuichi survive? Will Conan be able... more »

Boyd Bushman

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

6 Top Supplements to Enhance and Bring Clarity to Your Dreams

Waking Times at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Want to enhance your dreams and remember them? Dreaming is an integral part of health and wellness, and some supplements can help... The post 6 Top Supplements to Enhance and Bring Clarity to Your Dreams appeared first on Waking Times.

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*State of Louisiana sues Corps over wetland restoration costs hahahaha ~Kevin McGill*

World News Briefs -- October 28, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Gunfire, Explosions Rock Kobani as Fighting Continues -- VOA* Fighting continued in the northern Syrian town of Kobani Tuesday, with the familiar sounds of gunfire and jets flying overhead signaling ongoing efforts to keep Islamic State militants from seizing the area from Kurdish forces. Cameras positioned just across the border in Turkey captured what appeared to be two massive blasts from airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition that has been targeting the Islamic State group in Syria for more than a month. The video includes the sound of... more »

Londoners get around ten times more of taxpayers’ money spent per head on capital investment than the rest of England

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
SOURCE GUARDIAN: London gets 24 times as much spent on infrastructure per resident than north-east England Figures derived from a research report by IPPR, show Londoners receive around ten times more per head spent on capital investment than the rest of England – a discrepancy sure to reignite a long-running row on whether London’s growth is coming at the detriment of the rest of the UK.

Could This be What a Black Hole Really Looks Like?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Sofia Adamson* We know a great deal about black holes, but the most recent simulation made in Hollywood gives us the most scientifically accurate representation yet. The post Could This be What a Black Hole Really Looks Like? appeared first on Waking Times.

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone angry at Australia visa ban - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 4 hours ago
Would you say that this BBC article gave equal space to both sides of the debate? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29809863 Of course not, but then the BBC is rarely impartial. More often it pushes its world view.

Amtrak Goes Spy Crazy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Are you nervous or calm on a train? Do you look around when you're on the phone or stare straight ahead? Are you the first to leave the train or do you loiter behind other passengers? Well, you better know the answer to these questions otherwise the US National Train Service "Amtrak" will report you to the cops. RT's Marina Portnaya explains what classifies as "suspicious activity".

The SWP and Uniting the Left

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
I was looking at my watch the other day and I remember thinking "it's been a while since the Socialist Workers Party issued a 'unite the left' call." And whaddya know, they'd already done it. My lefty trainspotting isn't what it used to be.* From time to time the SWP like to go on unity binges. In 2009 when the RMT/Socialist Party/Communist Party electoral vehicle No2EU contested the European elections after the SWP had been specifically excluded from participating, they duly produced an open letter to the left in which they proclaimed "Unity is not a luxury. It is a necessity." Th... more »

Golden Buffalo and Shell Place

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 5 hours ago
A potential new development and developments just completed have caught my attention in the past few days here but I have only had time to sit down to write about them now. This new signature building, now in the permit stage, could grace our downtown skyline in the future. It's encouraging to see movement afoot when it comes to downtown revitalization, and while one single project can't be expected to take the full burden of renewal, this appears to be a step in the direction, given the mess that our last city council created on this front. Aside from giving us a better skyline ... more »

How to bridge Len Brown’s gap.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Drivers could pay an Auckland motorway toll of about $2 under a congestion-busting, road-building plan being unveiled today.] Len Brown says there are very few choices to make up Auckland Council’s spending shortfall. The first option is a motorway toll. The second is higher rates. The third is a complicated combination of those first two, along with addition fuel taxes. It is said these are Auckland’s only choices to bridge the spending gap. But that’s bollocks. There is a fourth choice. I like to call it my Stop-Spending-So-Goddamned-Much Plan. Unlike the other plan... more »

Conservative Victories Next Week Mean More Power To The Banksters-- More Watering Down Of Dodd-Frank

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
This week, Paul Ryan has been pushing a new GOP talking point about how Dodd Frank is to the banking system what Obamacare is for the healthcare system. In other words, he's way on board with Wall Street whore and House Financial Services Committee chair Jeb Hensarling in wanting to repeal or dismantle the consumer (and societal) protections, as weak as they were, in Dodd Frank. The two clowns claim they just want to liberate people from bureaucracy. Like wrecking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which, says Hensarling, is "the single most unaccountable agency in the histor... more »

Election malaise and a whole bunch of other stuff...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*let's start with dead children which is always an uplifting and cheery subject.* So far, two 14 year old children in Marysville, WA have been killed by another 14 year old child, who then killed himself bringing the death toll to three. Two more are in critical condition, and my guess is that both will either die, or be permanently disabled, since they sustained shots to the head. Another one is in serious condition. The oldest victim is 15 years old. Notice how fast it dropped off the radar of worthy news items? Move along everyone; nothing to see here anymore. Oh, it will po... more »

Watch Sledge Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 6 hours ago
*Sledge (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 5.9 Release : 02 Sep 2014 Duration : 75 min Genre : Horror Director : John B Sovie II, Kristian Hanson Writer : Kristian Hanson Cast : Russell Matoes, Kristian Hanson, Travis Hanson, Troy Miller Synopsis SledgeSledge hits you from the beginning with humor and originality. Opening with Assly's True American Horror television program, the action kicks off instantly with skull crushing deaths from the killer, Adam Lynch. Adam believes he is in a movie and video game that he has created in his head. Description Sledge Sledge Trailer ... more »

Best Vitamins for Memory, Mood, and Stress

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Deane Alban - *If a bad memory is troubling you, it’s possible your brain simply isn’t getting the basic nutrients it needs to function the way it should. The post Best Vitamins for Memory, Mood, and Stress appeared first on Waking Times.

TIME marches backwards.

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 6 hours ago
TIME marches backwards.. via TIME marches backwards..Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

South Dakota: TransCanada fails to block landowners and Natives from Keystone XL hearing

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Update: TransCanada Fails to Block Bold Nebraska, Nebraska Landowners From South Dakota Keystone XL Hearing By Bold Nebraska http://boldnebraska.org/citizens-and-tribal-nations-stand-up-against-transcanadas-latest-attempts-to-silence-opposition/ By Mark Hefflinger - October 27, 2014 Tagged Keystone XL 3424 COMMENT0 UPDATE 10/28/14: Despite TransCanada’s lawyers’ best efforts

Oct. 28; Memories of the First Afghan War ; 1842

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
The Irving press has pretty stinking papers But only part of it is by design. The rest is just natural incompetence and ignorance. For stinkers by deliberate and intelligent design, you have to turn to the supermarket tabs or, best of all, some of the British Press- like the Daily Mirror. Google Daily Mirror Afghanistan. One of the first stories to come up will be "We will remember them. Union Flag Lowered at Camp Bastion as Britain's war in Afghanistan finally ends". Read the speech by their commanding officer as he tells them he feels pride in all of them, that they did their job... more »

Our direction for the week!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014Two major points of focus:* We expect to explore two themes this week. In our featured series, “Silliest Tales of the MSM,” we plan to explore the ways the MSM has covered White House campaigns in the years since Nixon. In our view, liberal interests have been badly harmed by the practices in question. Will liberals *ever* reject this MSM culture? The answer would seem to be no. We’ll also look at some of the ways our new liberal orgs may perhaps be going astray. We need to appeal to regular voters. What keeps this from occurring? Where else do you get ... more »

Ebola: “CDC Now Admits Ebola Can Spread Through The Air Up To 3 feet Away”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“CDC Now Admits Ebola Can Spread * *Through The Air Up To 3 feet Away”* by J. D. Heyes “When it comes to trusting the Obama Administration and, increasingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no one is making it harder for Americans to do so than the White House and the bumbling gaggle of bureaucrats and political hacks that it employs. For weeks now, the CDC chief, Dr. Thomas Frieden, has said that Ebola cannot be spread through casual contact- even as he also stated that persons suspected of being infected should avoid public transportation. President Obama has made... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Supplemental: Rachel Maddow plays doctor with Issa!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014We’re not sure who was worse:* Let’s brace ourselves for several thoughts we may be inclined to dislike. For starters, we’ll recommend David Brooks’ new column concerning our nation’s hyper-tribalization. For our money, the following portrait is basically accurate. Brooks is even nice enough to use an example in which a contingent of The Red Tribe is pointlessly overwrought: BROOKS (10/28/14): The features of the hyper-moralized mind-set are all around. *More people are building their communal and social identities around political labels. Your politica... more »

Freedom brings infinite possibilities.

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 7 hours ago
When I began this blog, my main focus was upon the ancient world, sacred geometry and prehistorical mythology. Over time, this focus shifted into a defence of the natural order as applied to current times, then it shifted again into a narrow defence of my own racial group and a defacto attack upon those outside it. The reason for the shift has been a gradual change in the environment in which I live, which has impacted upon my desire to study esoteric matters. I am still fascinated by the ancient ways and by the truths which lay hidden in mythology and in what is pejoratively referr... more »

Common Core: Victim to the “Well Meaning Technocrats”??

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 7 hours ago
What now for the Common Core? That is the question that the three hoping to Save the Core asked on the October 22, 2014, AEI panel. Of course, their answers completely gloss over the fact that the Common Core (CCSS) is a bureaucratic attempt to frankenstein “success by standardization” out of a failed, high-stakes-test-driven No Child […]

More Navajo Sheep Impoundments! Human Rights Observers Needed!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Black Mesa Indigenous Support Censored News  TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014: URGENT UPDATE:  MORE IMPOUNDMENTS The BIA directed Hopi Tribal Police have impounded another family's herd this morning. They blockaded the family's driveway, detained in police cars and then released two family members for trying to document, and shut two others in the house. When the Rangers came out

My Techno Talk in NYC

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
*Space Technology’s Role in Corporate * *Full Spectrum Dominance* I live in Bath, Maine where Navy destroyers are built. These ships are outfitted with so-called “missile defense” systems that the Pentagon is today using to help surround Russia and China. Few people in my community, including activists, are interested in where these ships go or what their military mission is. It’s not popular to raise these questions – especially when Bath Iron Works is the largest industrial employer in our state. In the US today 59% of every federal discretionary tax dollar goes to the Pent... more »

Listen: Commitment Song Chief Terrance Nelson at Boarding School Tribunal

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Commitment song by Grand Chief Terrance Nelson, of Southern Chiefs Organization, at Boarding School Tribunal in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Oct. 22 -- 24, 2014. 

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*In defence of the ‘white’ curriculum* *Student campaigns for 'inclusive' courses are undermining academic freedom* Why is my curriculum white?’ This provocative question is the title of a film being made by University College London’s (UCL) Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Network. The film, produced in conjunction with academic staff, is part of a campaign ‘pushing for the most inclusive, well-rounded and progressive learning environment possible’. UCL students are acting on recommendations from the National Union of Students (NUS) and Universities Scotland that state ‘instit... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Long Knives'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
LONG KNIVES Posted on October 28, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Oct. 28, 2014. The illegal and immoral purges started before the gunfight on Reichtag Hill in Ottawa. Harper’s role models are Hitler and Stalin. The cabal fantasizes the big lie that they own Onowaregeh, the Indigenous land of Great Turtle Island. Canadian true history is about atrocities against us. War,

Can We See the Links Between Militarism and Eco-Decay?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*Handing out flyers to workers at Bath Iron Works with an activist from Jeju Island, South Korea a few years ago. The warships being built here in Maine are helping lead to the destruction of a 500-year old fishing and farming community in Gangjeong village. * - I'm back to work and trying not to get stressed over the workload after having been away for the peace walk and then trip to NYC. Lots of new emails to add to the lists - not my favorite thing to spend time on. I'd rather read articles and write blog posts. But that side of my work is important and makes ... more »

Is Reincarnation a Trap?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Era Denmark* - "Reincarnation is a theory with variances on the theme. It is a concept used to help the human mind conceive of eternity, evolution and growth." The post Is Reincarnation a Trap? appeared first on Waking Times.

Elder heating up seal in an Igloo

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut

“19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“19 Very Surprising Facts About The* * Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy”* By Michael Snyder “Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage. The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has been in nearly 20 years and approximately 49 percent of all Americans are financially dependent on the government at this point. In a re... more »

Who Will Be The Front Runner For Barbara Boxer's Senate Seat In 2016?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Schiff and Newsom, the 2 from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party -by Anonymous Operative A little birdy tells me that Senator Barbara Boxer will not be seeking re-election in 2016. If in fact this source is accurate—- please note that this source accurately predicted Congressman Henry Waxman’s abrupt decision to retire—- a political war is soon set to begin in California’s Democratic politics. This war will be between a set of Democratic factions which are all but conventional. It is assumed by most Beltway pundits that primary politics has become an expensive battle betwee... more »

“Who Really Controls Our Democracy?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Who Really Controls Our Democracy?”* by Bill Bonner “An old friend responds to our recent comments about war: "I can tell you that I fully agree with your points about the war. It was particularly interesting to me to read your thoughts, as I was born and lived in Leningrad, where everyone remembered the blockade during 1941-1944. When I was a teenager, I went to the famous Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery, where, in a small museum, the Savicheva diary [the diary of a Russian girl who endured the Siege of Leningrad] is displayed. Have you been there too? I still remember reading ... more »

US Covers Up Support for Hong Kong "Occupy Central"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
The US' clumsy balancing act between backing Hong Kong protesters rhetorically and hiding its support financially, comes to a head. *Image: The US "not" supporting color revolution in Ukraine in 2013-2014.* *October 28, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - For the United States, so-called "color revolution" used to be a specialty until recently. The Western media has delighted in exposing the US State Department's role in the wake of successful political subversion around the world via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and a long list of subsidiaries including Freedom House, th... more »

Looking into the Mirrors and Eating the TRUTH

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
Oh what a grand adventure we are all on! I just finished reading this article from Karen Dover and I think that it is one of the most concisely written pictures of what is going on right NOW, especially from an emotional level. My own personal perspective of this tidal wave that we are currently riding has morphed and altered almost daily as I look inwards and outwards, and adjust and fine tune my inner world as I watch and learn from my outer world. Never before has so much been piled on my plate, heaped high and constantly being refilled- to taste, to chew up and digest or spit ... more »

Satire: “Midterms Prediction: Billionaires to Retain Control of Government”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Midterms Prediction:* * Billionaires to Retain Control of Government”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “With just one week to go until the midterm elections, a new poll indicates that billionaires are likely to retain control of the United States government. The poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, shows that the proxy candidates of billionaires are likely to win ninety-eight per cent of next Tuesday’s races, with the remaining two per cent leaning billionaire. Although the poll indicates that some races are still “too clo... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A heads-up to my regular readers. I am finishing up on a large project right now so blogging will be light for the next few days. As for today .... blogging will return later this evening.

Good Times at Pottersville, 10/28/14

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
(An exclusive strip can also be found at Brilliant at Breakfast.)

When the Shale Runs Dry: A Look at the Future of Fracking

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Sharon Kelly* - With tens of thousands of frack wells being abandoned in the US once they dry up, what does the future look like for our natural spaces and communities? The post When the Shale Runs Dry: A Look at the Future of Fracking appeared first on Waking Times.

Keep Wooddale Middle School Out of the Hands of Corporate Profiteers

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
How can this school be in the bottom five percent in the state of Tennessee?? Below is the schedule for ASD takeover meetings this week. Come out to your community school meeting and send the profiteers a message they won't forget.

KIPP Collegiate Among Lowest Performers on Tennessee Priority List

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Yesterday the KIPP Memphis operation backed out of a plan to take over South Side Middle School: Teachers at South Side Middle School protested the takeover process last week, sending a letter to government officials and the media arguing that their scores had improved in the past year. KIPP said the protest didn’t play into its decision to pull out of the process. “We view the matching process as just that, a matching process,” said Jamal McCall, the executive director of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools. “With me doing our reflection, I was looking at where we are as a network, ... more »

Wait a Minute Mr. Postman

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
So the *New York Times* has the big scoop that the U.S. Postal Service manually monitors our mail as well as computer-scanning every piece of it for Homeland Security posterity. What a shock. Half my mail seems to arrive mysteriously unsealed these days. Either the senders ran out of spit, or the gremlins have been at work again. Just yesterday, a thank-you letter from Doctors Without Borders arrived already ripped open. (I don't know if it had gotten mangled en route through Chris Christie's Port Authority, or was simply delayed in a postal containment tent set up for monitoring Eb... more »

Parents, Teachers, and Students Say NO to Charter Takeovers in Memphis

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Momentum is building to demolish a plan by H3 (Haslam, Huffman, Hopson) to turn Memphis into another corporate reform school feedlot like New Orleans. After yesterday's angry meetings at Raleigh-Egypt High School and at American Way Middle, the ASD's profiteers are reeling. Yes Prep had to pack up and go home after parents would hear none of the corporate plan to turn American Way Middle over to inexperienced and unprepared non-teachers and their CEO school "leaders." At Raleigh-Egypt High, where the Green Dot profiteers (backed by Eli Broad) are lined up to feed, parents and ...more »

Cannabis-munching sheep left high as a kite after eating through £4,000 worth of drugs

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
Grass: The sheep unwittingly tucked into thousands of pounds worth of the drug http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cannabis-munching-sheep-left-high-kite-4455124 *Cannabis-munching sheep left high as a kite after eating through £4,000 worth of drugs* Oct 17, 2014 20:18 By Alex Wellman *Stunned farm manager discovered her flock had come across bags of dumped cannabis and had started eating the drug leaving them stumbling around the field* A flock of sheep were left feeling a little woolly-headed after getting high feasting on the wrong sort of grass. The animals began stumbling arou... more »

SILLIEST TALES OF THE MSM: How honest, how smart is the MSM?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014Part 2—Ben Bradlee’s important lecture:* In fairness, Grandfather Rufus did the same thing at one time. In February 1880, he delivered a lecture, “Human Hypocrisy,” in New Haven, Connecticut. On February 2 of that year, the New Haven Union ran the text of the speech in tiny type running all the way down one column of its front page. (Yes, that’s our grandfather, not our great or great-great grandfather. Improbably, the numbers add up. Wikipedia focuses on an early part of his career, which began in the 1850s.) In his lecture, Grandfather Rufus detailed t... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 28, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Army Major General, Troops Quarantined After Ebola Aid Trip -- CNN* (CNN) -- Thirty soldiers until recently stationed in West Africa will be quarantined in Italy when they arrive Wednesday after leaving the Ebola-stricken region this morning, Army officials tell CNN. The soldier will join Army Major General Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, and approximately 10 other personnel who are now in "controlled monitoring" in Italy after returning there from West Africa over the weekend, according to multiple U.S. military officials. The American personnel are effectivel... more »

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: The Swedish Navy Wase Chasing A 'Log In The Water', Not A Submarine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Is this it? This grainy amateur photo showing a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago was released by the Swedish military during the hunt *Lavrov Says Was Not Contacted During Swedish Submarine Hunt, Sub Could Be a ‘Log’ -- RIA Novosti* MOSCOW, October 25 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday Sweden had not contacted Russia during its week-long hunt for a foreign submarine that allegedly got into trouble in the waters off Stockholm. Lavrov, who appeared on the Vesti v Subbotu (Vesti on Saturday) show, was asked whether Oslo had contacted Mosc... more »

The Total, Unrelenting Hypocrisy of stephen harper

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
In this post at "Democracy Under Fire," the blogger "rural" takes issue with stephen harper's statement: "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.*" The House of Commons is not the heart of our democracy, "rural" says: Parliament may be the symbolic home of our democracy but the true heart of democracy rests with the citizens across this vast country. It is entrusted in those individuals that we elect to prote... more »

John Kerry in Canada:“Solidarity” Shooter video? Anti terror laws. CSIS = CIA

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Canada/US solidarity in more ways then one* Solidarity is key, because NATO leader (US) and NATO toady (Canada) are joined in solidarity to expand/commit and justify global terror. Therefore solidarity would be a priority. Of course, it’s just good timing that* Kerry was previously scheduled, (“planned trip”) to visit Canada *for “bilateral meetings’. Gives him the chance to personally express his condolences..... And keep catapulting the propaganda *The State Department announced Kerry's planned trip Monday at its daily briefing in Washington, D.C.* U.S. Secretary of State* Jo... more »

The 'Cold War' Returns To The U.S. Embassy In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
New U.S. Embassy in Moscow as seen from the street. Wikipedia *US Embassy in Moscow Faces Cold War-Era Harassment -- ABC News* One American diplomat's tires were slashed. Another's personal email was hacked. Still others reported mysterious break-ins. The incidents are all signs, U.S. officials and experts said, that aggressive, Soviet-era counterintelligence tactics are back in fashion in Russia. The number of incidents targeting American diplomats in Moscow has increased in recent years to levels not seen since the Cold War, officials said. Taken together, they paint an escalati... more »

A Railgun For The Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A railgun is test-fired at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in January 2008. Photo by: John F. Williams (Wikimedia Commons) *Not Just For The Navy: Railgun Pitched For Upgrade To Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle -- Washington Times* BAE Systems wants the U.S. Army to know that there is no reason the Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun, which projects rounds at Mach 7, needs to be solely used by the U.S. Navy in the years ahead. The defense and security company said its weapon, which has been tested at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia, would be a perfect fit for the A... more »

The Age Of The Autonomous Robot On The Battlefield Will Soon Be Upon Us

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Image from Science Focus *‘Swarms of Cooperative, Autonomous’ Robots to Hit Battlefields -- Washington Free Beacon* Future wars will be fought by interconnected robots Swarms of highly intelligent militarized robots are predicted to hit the battlefield in the near future and could spark a modern day arms race, according to a report released Monday by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Teams of interconnected robots will change the way America and other countries fight their wars, providing them with more range and the ability to conduct “suicidal missions” without ris... more »

BENJAMIN FULFORD: 10/27/2014 THE BATTLE FOR THE PLANET EARTH IS REACHING A CLIMAX

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*The views below, other than comments in red italics, are solely of Benjamin Fulford and those he represents. -AK* *THE BATTLE FOR THE PLANET EARTH IS REACHING A CLIMAX* by Benjamin Fulford October 28, 2014 The battle over the psychological process of deciding what humanity does in the future is reaching a climax. The most dramatic development is probably the fact that the so-called ISIS campaign is now becoming a civil war within the military industrial complex of the sort seen during the last years of the Roman republic. Also, the old cabal is ramping up its ebola fear campaign... more »

Poll: 70% Of Americans Are 'Angry' At The Country's Direction

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN Poll: Voters Are Angry -- Mark Preston, CNN* Washington (CNN) -- Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows. Democrats are battling to try and save the Senate majority, while hoping to prevent more losses in the House, which the GOP controls by a 234 to 201 margin. In the Senate, Republicans need a net gain of six seats, and several state polls in the past mo...more »

Professor Olle Johansson on the "Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields"

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 13 hours ago
Plight of scientists who "stand for truth!" Professor Olle Johansson - "The People's Voice" and the Karolinska Institute's attempt to diminish, banish and silence this humble, caring gentleman and honest, highly respected scientist! Professor Olle Johansson has lost his laboratory and has been moved to a very small office by officials at the Karolinska Institute. Olle is being called "bad scientist" by his employer, "Karolinska Institute!" He has fought bravely for many years in spite of on-going threats to his livelihood, to be "voice of the people." Persons around-the-world ha... more »

One Week From Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Things can only get better for the Democrats after this asshole steps down One week from today is election day. Are you counting down? The Blue America strategy has been to see if we could elect some solid progressives to Congress. Once Pelosi reappointed Steve Israel to the DCCC, it was immediately obvious that the Democrats would have ZERO chance to take back the House. And the Senate, because of the nature of the seats up for grab and the nature of the pathetic DSCC leadership, looked like a matter of how many losses. This is our list of House candidates still in the running and t... more »

Buffalo Wing Inspired Egg Rolls

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
When it comes to favorite foods, most people would likely rattle off pizza or some sort of pasta. Not me. Give me wings every day of the week. I love 'em. My new-found love is egg rolls though. So naturally I had to find a way to combine the two. The result is this recipe for a tasty buffalo wing inspired egg rolls. To be perfectly honest, there aren't actually any chicken wings in this recipe, though you could definitely do it. But that would require some time pulling chicken off bones. *INGREDIENTS* 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets Louisiana hot sauce (AKA buffal... more »

Oil controls us

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
If we lose oil we will not be free. Another capitalistic institution will take controll. One thing of which we can be sure of, is that the oil interests will move without stealth to a new paradigm. *Wake up Zombies!*

Not 24 hours ago I voted

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
It was a completely non event so lets establish a universal standard to vote as painlessly as possible if we had the voice of the population we would have very different nations The will of the real majority should not be underestimated What if political campaigns were about leading the sheeple instead of making them fear the wolf Is there any serious scientist that would deny people are sheeple and to the big ram they will scrape and bow Democracy and liberty thats the goal Is there any place in the world where this KUMBAY place works? Kumbaya is a rocket propelled grenade at the h... more »

I played hockey

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I was a star at my own level. When I hear so much talk about the mind determining success at the pro level I am pretty skeptical. It seems now pro sports or Olympic success is all a mind game. What a bunch of bullshit. I will accpect we have created a bunch of bubble creatures that need to be programmed. But do not tell me to compete you need a mental thinkaboot it. I do not believe that at the rarefied atmosphere of pro sports that mental has anything to do with success. It all bullshit propaganda for the citizens who want food.

Presumption of honesty

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
Legg v. Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, 2014 ONCA 745 is a good source for the principle that someone who asserts dishonesty must establish it: [9] The law presumes that persons act honestly until the contrary is proved. (Blair v. Consolidated Enfield Corp., [1995] 4 S.C.R. 5, at para. 35) There was no admissible evidence of dishonest conduct before the application judge.

Right Deed - As Defined by Rudolf Steiner

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
[image: Tuesday Right Deed1] *Source:Notes Along The Path Blog*

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*Rich Greens trying to buy GOP candidates* She’s as green as they come. Shenna Bellows, the Democrat running for Senate in Maine, proudly touts her environmental credentials. She rails against emissions-intensive oil sands from Canada, would tighten EPA regulations on greenhouse gases, and wants more investment in renewable energy. So why isn’t the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) – a big-name, big-money green group – endorsing Ms. Bellows? In short, it’s pragmatism. LCV instead endorsed Sen. Susan Collins, her Republican opponent, who is favored to win come November. Despite ... more »

the dichotomy of everything that constantly makes us choose between competence and comfort.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I just wanted to make sure it was on the top line. Oh if I could tweet. I do not tweet because I fear I my no filter would make me a villain pretty damn fast.

Ukraine - Russia situation ( October 28 , 2014 ) - MH 17 might have been shot down from air ( Chief Dutch investigator has not excluded this possibility ) ...... Sanctions / Ukraine economy and financial dire straits / Elections in focus !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets.... *RT* @RT_com · 5h5 hours ago #MH17 might have been shot down from air – chief Dutch investigator http:// on.rt.com/83ne86 [image: Embedded image permalink] *TASS* @tassagency_en · 2h2 hours ago Ukraine has already lost $3.5 bln and will lose up to $5 bln by yearend over dwindling trade with Russia http://en.tass.ru/economy/756855 *TASS* @tassagency_en · 6h6 hours ago EU permanent reps to consider rationality of keeping in place sanctions against Russia http://en.tass.ru/world/756810 *RIA Novosti* @ria_novosti · 56m56 minutes ago MORE: Ukraine plans t... more »

RIP Boardwalk Empire

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Boardwalk's Emprire's greatest strength and greatest weakness was Steve Buscemi. It was brilliant casting because he represents the dichotomy of everything that constantly makes us choose between competence and comfort. I want to be careful not to insult any great actors, but its clear to me had Boardwalk Empire gone with a more traditional face it would have been a bigger hit. The greatest wear time well. The Sopranos and The Wire are the gold standard for popular serialization entertainment. Game of Thrones and the Walking dead are pure silver and knocking at the door. Boardwal... more »

Afghanistan Updates ( October 28 , 2014 ) - As British and US troops leave Afghanistan , forecast is cloudy as to whether Afghan soldiers are up to the task of facing the Taliban and other jihadists ...... Green Berets: Afghan Troops Hide During Fights, Rely on US ....... Taliban Kills Prosecutors, Kidnaps Police in Latest Operations ........ Senate ‘Roadmap’ to Keep Billions Flowing into Afghanistan

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Anti war...... Senate ‘Roadmap’ to Keep Billions Flowing into AfghanistanSenate Dems Seek to Make Additional Aid 'Condition-Based' by Jason Ditz, October 27, 2014 Print This | Share This A new Senate Foreign Relations Committee report lays out their “roadmap” for continuing to pour billions of dollars in aid into Afghanistan annually. The plan, which Senate Dems say was timed for release after President Karzai’s term in office ended and the troop deal extended, and will keep the $5-$8 billion average outflow of US “aid” into Afghanistan more or less intact. With the vast majority of ... more »

Glenn Greenwald and the Pentagon commit sociology

Alison at Creekside - 15 hours ago
Glenn Greenwald took something of shit-kicking in Canada in some media quarters last week for his column: CANADA, AT WAR FOR 13 YEARS, SHOCKED THAT ‘A TERRORIST’ ATTACKED ITS SOLDIERS Published after two Canadian soldiers were mowed down by car in Quebec on Monday but prior to another being shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, the piece was misconstrued as a justification of terrorism instead of the explanation for it. At his talk in Ottawa three days ago, Mr Greenwald points out his explanation is based on a ten year old Pentagon report written for then S... more »

Fear the Ford Factor (Toronto Votes)

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Toronto is one of the worlds most important cities of the future. Doug Ford got 34% of the vote to replace his brother as Mayor. Thats a mere 6% less than the winner the debonair neo-dilettante John Tory. IMHO that's 330,000 morons expressing their electoral wishes. If you watch the video below it captures the essence of Ford. Which is the essence of tea party populism. Bully, cajole and say anything because to your voter facts are stupid things. Fordian force is a version of the reality distortion field that allows the forces of regression to not only have their own opinions but t... more »

The Sean Lien Campaign seeks inspiration wherever it can find it....

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
....including, apparently, from the California lottery. Go to Apple Daily to watch the video. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Navy Harvests Decommissioned Frigates' Weapon Systems for Coast Guard

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Oliver Hazard Perry class FFG]Engineers at Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division are harvesting weapon system components from decommissioned U.S. Navy frigates (FFGs) for re-use on Coast Guard cutters. The harvesting of components from four decommissioned frigates will result in more than $24 million in cost avoidance, with more expected from a fifth ship. The Navy's leveraging of decommissioned ships' assets shows a judicious use of resources and collaboration between services. "The Navy's FFGs will all be decommis... more »

Most Spanish Eurofighter jets can't fly: report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon]Sources inside Spain's military have reportedly told a Spanish newspaper that only a handful of the country's Eurofighter Typhoon jets are fully operational and that semi-retired F-18 aircraft are being called back into full service to meet NATO commitments. According to Spanish daily El Confidencial Digital, unnamed military sources have warned that the Eurofighter Typhoon air fleet is crippled by breakdowns, lack of spare parts and delayed inspections. The claims come just a day after Spain announced plans to pump €10 billion ($12.7 billion) int... more »

Free Planet companion - The Research Notes of Miss Asalah Al Faghori - Custodian Manifesto

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
this 100-page Kindle publication offers a theorised supplement to events portrayed in the Chimericana Books published fictional novel Custodian (free planet #1) novel. *We meet central character Asalah Al Faghori who not only creates, inspires and manages the Custodian Liberation but is also the genetically enhanced host of the Natural Lottery show that infiltrates the GES or Global Evertainment System.* This *digital diary of the Free Planet uprising* allows us to witness her increasingly warped logical and frighteningly academic solution to the prison-world insanity of what she ... more »

Storage locations of hidden energetic pulses become known to all attuned to Higher Self

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*I'm still musing on this one... might comment on it later... This one I need see what resonates in my inner being... -AK* *Storage locations of hidden energetic pulses become known to all attuned to Higher Self* by ÉirePort Storage locations of hidden energetic pulses become known to all attuned to Higher Self. Fraternal/Maternal entities become connected to Gaia inner network as Pleiadean Guides begin to repopulate prior home areas. Multiple entities remain to anchor the Gaia Nova energetic grids which have been forming and now congealing. Relativistic physics is attained from ... more »

The Slaughter: An excerpt

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
Below is an excerpt from Ethan Gutmann's The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem. It mentions Ko Wen-je, who is now a candidate for mayor of Taipei. I couldn't find an image in my Flickr account for this post, so I have left it bare. It was originally posted to Facebook. I have reproduced it in full except for the photo of the page from Gutmann's book. 童文薰 added 3 new photos. 第258,259,260頁 (pages 258-260 Less explicit versions of Dr. Ko’s testimony have surfaced; Dr. Francis Navarro, director of transplantation in France’s... more »

Raytheon Griffin™C flight tests demonstrate in-flight retargeting capability

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Griffin missile]Raytheon Company successfully completed flight tests of its Griffin™ C increased capability missile. The tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona highlighted the missile's In-Flight Target Update (IFTU) capability when it was redirected to a new target in mid-flight. IFTU is vital for naval forces facing swarming boat threats that often intermingle with friendly and neutral shipping. "With its extended range motor, Griffin C's increased capability addresses the need for a longer range missile with in-flight retargeting. Because they often operate in a high-traf... more »

Northrop Grumman-built E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Reports for Duty

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye]The U.S. Navy has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, designed, developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corporation. It is the newest and most technologically advanced variant of the venerable E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning command and control (AEW&C) platform. "This significant milestone is a result of the strong partnership between the fleet, the acquisition community and our industry partner," said Capt. Drew Basden, commander, Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing. "By achieving IOC,...more »

US General: North Korea Now Has Nuclear Warheads for Missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Kim Jong-un]North Korea now has the ability to produce a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can be mounted atop a ballistic missile. That is the assessment of Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the senior U.S. commander on the Korean Peninsula, as he talked to reporters Friday. Scaparrotti also concluded that Pyongyang has a functioning long-range mobile missile launcher. Although North Korea has conducted three nuclear explosion tests and several medium-and long-range missile test firings, it had not been known whether the regime had developed a nuclear warhead sufficiently small t... more »

World's Last A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft retired from active service in Greece

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: A-7 Corsair II]On Oct. 17, the Hellenic Air Force organized a ceremony to celebrate the retirement of the last A-7 Corsair flying with 116 Combat Wing (116 PM) jets at Araxos airbase after 39 years of active service. The event included static displays of A-7 and F-16 aircraft, a photography exhibition, flights and aircraft transits and demonstrations by the Air Demonstration Teams “Zeus” with an F-16 and “Daedalus” with a T-6A aircraft. Along with the last A-7s aircraft in the typical exotic camouflaged color scheme, a retired Corsair in a celebratory livery was unveiled dur... more »

HAL Nashik completes upgrade of first IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Su-30MKI Flanker]Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has successfully completed the upgrade of first Su-30MKI multi-role combat aircraft at its facility in Nashik, Maharashtra, India. The company test pilots will now fly the aircraft to validate its performance before handing it over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) next month, as reported by Business Standard. According to HAL officials, domestic upgrade costs far less than the amount charged by the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which is typically 35%-40% of the cost of a new aircraft. Read more

‘Carrier-killer’ starts trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Tuo Chiang]Taiwan’s first locally designed stealth missile corvette, the 500-tonne Tuo Chiang (沱江, Tuo River), began sea trials of its propulsion system yesterday. The ship was towed from the Lung Teh Shipbuidling Co at the port of Nanfangao (南方澳) in Yilan County and sailed to waters south of Turtle Island (龜山島). Despite heavy seas off the port of Suao Township (蘇澳), the twin-hulled design of the corvette enabled it to maintain high-speed navigation. Read more

China and Iran Deepening Naval Ties, Iran Calls for Bilateral Blue Water Exercise

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Chang Wanquan & Habibollah Sayyari]Last week’s meeting between the heads of the Iranian Navy and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in Beijing are the latest in a bilateral campaign to increase military to military cooperation and a recognition of growing Chinese interests in the Middle East. On Oct. 23, Iranian Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari met PLAN Adm. Wu Shengli in Beijing, “to further pragmatic cooperation and strengthen military-to-military ties,” Sayyari said, according to Iranian state controlled PressTV. Sayyari also met with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wan... more »

European arms manufacturers interested in close cooperation with Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Admiral Grigorovich-class FFG]Europe’s weapons manufacturers are interested in closely cooperating with Russia, including in the naval defense sphere, a senior Rosoboronexport official said on Monday ahead of the opening of the Euronaval 2014 international exhibition in Paris. Deputy Director General Sergey Ladygin, who leads the delegation from Russia's main weapons exporter Rosoboronexport, said meetings with both traditional and potential partners from Western Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East are due to be held. Special focus will be made on “discussing ... more »

Three Indian Warships Deployed in France

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: INS Deepak]In an attempt to bolster maritime security cooperation between India and France, three Indian warships -- INS Mumbai, INS Talwar and INS Deepak -- reached Saint Denis port of the Reunion Island, France, on Monday. The ships, under the Command of Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, are on a two month-long overseas deployment to East Africa and the South Indian Ocean Region. India and France had maintained close friendly relations with bilateral cooperation being extended to various fields. Read more

Interview: Adm. Sir George Zambellas, First Sea Lord, UK Royal Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
Despite budget cuts, Britain’s Royal Navy is modernizing with new cutting-edge destroyers, nuclear attack submarines, two new giant aircraft carriers, frigates and other systems on the way, like the short-takeoff and vertical-landing version of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 joint strike fighter. The man steering a revived Royal Navy is Adm. Sir George Zambellas, the First Sea Lord, who has made capability and readiness his mantra and increased cooperation with the US a top priority. Meanwhile, Russia continues to provoke its neighbors, prompting NATO to increase readiness and maritime ca... more »

Naval exercise ‘Bold Alligator 2014′ will refocus on warfighting from sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
The Navy and Marine Corps will launch their largest international amphibious exercise in the waters off Hampton Roads this week. Bold Alligator 2014 will feature 19 countries, with 17 ships and two submarines. It’s a reinforcement of the roles the Navy and Marine Corps play as “fighters from the sea.” Read more

ISIS: America's Terrorist Mercenaries

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*October 28, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Generally historical revision takes place long after events unfold and the victors attempt to bury humiliating or inconvenient truths. Today, in the age of information, these would-be victors are finding it increasingly necessary to revise history in real-time through a strategy of increasingly repetitive, but decreasingly effective propaganda. *Phase I: Justifying Chaos * It was only in 2007 that US foreign policy openly sought to pursue war against Iran, Syria, and Lebanon's Hezbollah, while undercutting pro-Iranian factions in Iraq w... more »

Bangladesh reveals sights on Russian submarines, navy warplanes

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: MiG-29 Fulcrum]Bangladesh is looking to Russia to strengthen its naval fleet and lessen dependence on Chinese armoury, a government minister has revealed. First sights are on buying two off-the-shelf diesel-electric submarines and warplanes for its navy as the country seeks to distance itself from Chinese sourcing of around half its weapons inventory, Minister of Information Hasanul Haq Inu told Tass on Monday. Defense sector partnership would not be limited to equipment, he said, eyeing Russian training for Bangladeshi military and technology transfer. Read more

Sagem: contract from DSME to supply optronic masts for South Korea’s new KSS-III submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: KSS-III SSK]Following an international request for proposals, Sagem (Safran) has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) of South Korea, to supply the optronic surveillance masts for the country’s new submarines. The selection of Sagem was made by a commission comprising members from the South Korean navy, DAPA (Defense Acquisition Program Administration), ADD (Agency for Defense Development) and DSME. The decisive factors in this decision were the best world-class competitiveness and performance level offered by Sagem’s optronic mast... more »

A Warship So Quiet, It Sneaks Up On Submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Type 26 Global Combat Ship]The British Royal Navy may be the world’s most storied sea power. Its fleet has included famous ships like the Mary Rose and the Victory, and it has notched triumphs such as the destruction of the Spanish Armada, Lord Nelson’s victory over Napoleon at Trafalgar and the sinking of the Bismarck, the greatest German battleship. But Britain’s sailors are also looking towards the future. The Royal Navy has recently commissioned a new high-tech frigate designed to become the “workhorse of the fleet” and focus on a variety of maritime missions ranging fro... more »

Mystery submarine sighting gives clue to Russia's Arctic ambitions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mystery submarine]A chance encounter by scientists adrift on an Arctic ice floe has given the first clues to a new Cold War being played out in in the far north, where Vladimir Putin has made no secret of his ambitions to extend Russian influence. Yngve Kristoffersen and Audun Tholfsen, two Norwegian researchers, were coming to the end of their day when they spotted something unusual on the water. "In the evening we spotted lights at a distance," the scientists recorded in their blog for October 16. Read more

“Protect Yourself from Electronic Spying with 'Surveillance Self-Defense'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Protect Yourself from Electronic Spying with 'Surveillance Self-Defense'”* EFF Releases Updated Guide to Privacy and Security for Internet Users Worldwide by Electronic Frontier Foundation SAN FRANCISCO, CA - “The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched its updated "Surveillance Self-Defense" report today, a comprehensive how-to guide to protecting yourself from electronic spying for Internet users all over the world. "Everyone has something to protect, whether its from the government or stalkers or data-miners," said EFF International Director Danny O'Brien. "Surveillance S... more »

Distance between quantum field theories

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
The first and most interesting hep-th paper today is Relative Entropy and Proximity of Quantum Field Theories by Vijay Balasubramanian, Jonathan J. Heckman, and Alexander Maloney. They use the notion of relative entropy\[ D_{KL} (p||q) = \int \dd\mu (z)\, p(z)\log \frac{p(z)}{q(z)} \] that is well-known to folks in machine learning (Kaggle anyone?) and related fields to quantify how far two quantum field theories are, how much information you lose when you run from the ultraviolet to the infrared. Their formalism generalizes the Zamolodčikov metric on the space of couplings – th... more »

Sure, Chris Christie Is Unspeakably Corrupt, But That Doesn't Mean He's The Only Corrupt Politician In New Jersey-- Remember Cory Booker?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
Blue America endorsed Rush Holt for the New Jersey Senate seat in last year's special election. But, as expected, Cory Booker won. Booker lead in every poll and he won big: 59.17% in a 4-way race. Holt came in third with 16.76%. In the general election Booker beat right-wing nut case Steve Lonegan 740,742 (54.92%) to 593,684 (44.02%). Booker, whose single biggest source of money was Wall Street banksters, spent $2,582,837 to Lonegan's $171,538. A week from tomorrow, Booker is up against another fringe Republican, Jeff Bell, for the full term. As of the September 30 FEC reporting d... more »

Watch Dolphin Tale 2 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 21 hours ago
*Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG Score : 6.7 Release : 12 Sep 2014 Duration : 107 min Genre : Drama, Family Director : Charles Martin Smith Writer : Charles Martin Smith, Karen Janszen (characters), Noam Dromi (characters) Cast : Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff Synopsis Dolphin Tale 2It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, t... more »

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 22 hours ago
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Macbeth 5th scene of Act 5

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Temple Of Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Deuter, “Temple Of Silence” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZqOROWMf7Q

6 Unbelievable Facts About Water Fluoridation

Waking Times at Waking Times - 22 hours ago
*Infographic - *Here are six basic facts you need to know about water fluoridation. The post 6 Unbelievable Facts About Water Fluoridation appeared first on Waking Times.

Musical Interlude, 1968: Mason Williams, “Classical Gas”; Paul Mauriat, "Love Is Blue"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Mason Williams, “Classical Gas” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhMuCiAe6vA Paul Mauriat, "Love Is Blue" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6cPXvTqasg

Guest Post - Three Reasons Why We Should Still Be Talking about Solar Power

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 22 hours ago
Solar power seems to have been around for ages now, and in fact its beginnings can actually be traced back to the 7th Century B.C. Everyone is aware of its merits by providing cleaner, cheaper energy, and those fully in favour of solar power will probably already have panels installed in their homes and businesses. So do we really still need to be talking about it if all the information is already out there? With the world an ever-changing place, solar power may be even more important than ever right now. Here are three reasons why. 1. Solar Power is Closer to Home than Ever The e... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes are seen to trace out NGC 1309's spiral arms as they wind around an older yellowish star population at its core. *Click image for larger size.* Not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy, observations of NGC 1309's recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars contribute to the calibration of the... more »

"A Logical Explanation..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"There is a logical explanation for everything, often mistaken for the reason it happened." - Robert Brault

“10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
* “10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age”* by Marc “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” –Mae West “Over the years my dad has contributed some truly inspiring content to our blog. His two posts, “18 Things My Dad Was Right About” and “10 Timeless Lessons from a Life Well Lived”, were well received by the majority of you, and he absolutely loved reading the comments and emails you all sent to us in response to each post. Today I’m happy to report that your kindness has paid off. My dad was so inspired by your positive feedback that he surprised me this ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Sky High”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Sky High”* by Chet Raymo “As upright primates, the sky is half of our visual field, but we give it only a tiny fraction of our attention. Food, drink, sex and shelter are all to be found close to the ground. What goes on above our heads is mostly irrelevant. Here in Ireland the sky is much more than half our visual field; we couldn't ignore it if we wanted to. Our cottage is perched on a hill above Dingle Bay, and beyond the garden wall the land slopes to the sea, as if trying to get out of the way, surrendering the view to- air. Insistent, in-your-face, not-to-be-ignored nitrog... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Watch A Haunted House 2 Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 23 hours ago
*A Haunted House 2 (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 4.7 Release : 18 Apr 2014 Duration : 86 min Genre : Comedy, Horror Director : Michael Tiddes Writer : Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Marlon Wayans (characters), Rick Alvarez (characters) Cast : Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias Synopsis A Haunted House 2After losing his beloved Kisha in a car accident, Malcolm starts anew, by remarrying Megan, a mother of two. When things begin to get back into their paranormal ways, targeting both the children and the property, things complicate even more when hi... more »

"I Don't Pretend..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.” - Arthur C. Clarke

“Are Humans Getting Dumber?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Are Humans Getting Dumber?”* by Tom Purcell “The report said people are getting dumber— at least I think that’s what it said, but the big words kept throwing me off.” “Ah, yes, you speak of a recent study by Stanford University researcher and geneticist Dr. Gerald Crabtree. He believes human beings are undergoing intellectual decline.” “We are?” “Writing about the study in the Natural Society Newsletter, Mike Barrett says that, according to Crabtree, our cognitive abilities are the result of ‘the combined effort of thousands of genes.’ If a mutation were to happen to anyone, it co... more »

Kate Braun : Samhain, aka Halloween, is a time of transformation

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
Shorter days and longer nights prompt us to turn our focus inward, to reflect and ponder. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2014 “Cat monsters on the sidewalk / Cat witches in the air / Those … finish reading Kate Braun : Samhain, aka Halloween, is a time of transformation

Watch Hunting the Legend Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 23 hours ago
*Hunting the Legend (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 3.4 Release : 08 Jul 2014 Duration : 95 min Genre : Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director : Justin Steeley Writer : Justin Steeley Cast : Christopher Copeland, Hannah Wallace, Jeff Causey, Justin Steeley Synopsis Hunting the LegendIn 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16' footprint were left behind... Five years later, his son seeks revenge. Description Hunting the LegendMining is an ancient profession and along with the back breaking work and dangers of working in th... more »

Guest Commentary on Marshall Tuck by Joining Forces for Education’s Ellen Lubic

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
Joining Forces for Education was formed in response to Ben Austin’s public school bulldozer outfit, the Walton Family Foundation funded Parent Revolution. Ellen Lubic occasionally contributes to Professor Ravitch’s site. The Real Marshall Tuck, and Why He Insures My Vote for Tom Torlakson for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Now that the billionaires such as […]

Asia's Nightmare: A China-Japan War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Asia's Worst Nightmare: A China-Japan War -- James Holmes, National Interest* Is it possible? Let's not understate the likelihood of war in East Asia or kid ourselves that the United States can remain aloof should China and Japan enter the lists. It's tough for Westerners to fathom the nature of the competition or the passions it stokes. From an intellectual standpoint, we have little trouble comprehending the disputes pitting the Asian rivals against each other. For example, both Tokyo and Beijing claim sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, a tiny archipelago near Taiwan... more »

U.S. Focus On The Battle for Kobani Means That The Islamic State Can Attack Elsewhere

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke and flames rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach *What The Failure Of ISIS To Take Kobani Means -- Mark Thompson, Time* *The Kurdish struggle to hold on to Syrian border town isn't all good news * Coming back after two weeks away, it’s surprising that the Syrian town of Kobani hasn’t fallen to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. Pentagon officials were predicting earlier this month tha... more »

Watch Spirits War 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Spirits War (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 5.1 Release : 24 Apr 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Animation, Fantasy Director : Pisut Praesangeam Writer : N/A Cast : Akara Amarttayakul, Sa-Ard Piempongsan, Phutharit Prombandal, Somlek Sakdikul Synopsis Spirits WarN/A Description Spirits WarFree Bible quizzes including spiritual gifts test, salvation, heaven, hell, free IQ tests, apostasy, cults, evangelism and false teachers quiz.,Canadian Living is the ultimate food and women's lifestyle resource, and the official website of Canadian Living magazine. Our website offers idea... more »

Sahlins with new book on Confucius Institutes

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: IMG_9035] Marshall Sahlins with new book out called Confucius Institutes: Academic Malware, on these Chinese propaganda and intelligence units within US universities. The blurb says: In recent years, Confucius Institutes have sprung up on more than four hundred and fifty campuses worldwide, including nearly one hundred across the United States. At first glance, this seems like a benefit for everyone concerned. The colleges and universities receive considerable contributions from the Confucius Institutes’ head office in Beijing, including funds to cover the cost of set-up, t... more »

ASD Backs Off Southside Middle

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
I was getting ready to go to a meeting at South Side Middle School this afternoon to advocate against Shelby County's school board decision to hand over SSMS to the KIPP cultists when I got an email that South Side had been removed from the ASD hit list for next year. Congratulations to the hard-working teachers and parents at South Side! If there is reason to doubt the sanity of closing South Side Middle for a worse KIPP school, then there is every reason to take Wooddale Middle off the list as well. Presently Wooddale is scheduled to be turned over to the Green Dot charter profi... more »

This year's New Yorker Festival videos spotlight global troublemakers from Edward Snowden to Kim Dotcom to Larry David

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"Edward Snowden: The game plan for the NSA leak"* *New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer talks to the NSA leaker, somewhere in Moscow.* *by Ken* As *New Yorker* features director Daniel Zalewski explains in his introduction to the interview with Kim Dotcom below, when he learned that this year's *New Yorker* Festival would attempt remotely connected virtual interviews with subjects unable to be onsite, he immediately thought of two people: former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, from somewhere in Russia; and Internet ultra-entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, from his compound in Auckland, New Zeala... more »

“Humanity Accelerating to What Exactly?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Humanity Accelerating to What Exactly?”* By Richard Mills "We humans have been changing the world around us for tens of thousands of years. It's pretty much what we do, we shape and we change the existing environment through design and then indifference to the results of our actions. The sheer scale and lightning fast speed of change since the 1950s has been almost unbelievable. So incredible and so sweeping are the changes scientists call the last 65 or so years the 'Great Acceleration'. *Click image for larger size.* Our exploding population, our accelerating demand for the wor... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Economy: "Meat, Fruit, Milk And Butter Prices Skyrocket"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Meat, Fruit, Milk And Btter Prices Skyrocket"* By Kate Briquelet "New Yorkers are bringing home the bacon — but can’t afford the beef. The prices of supermarket staples such as meat, milk and butter are skyrocketing. US Labor Department data show the bill for butter surged 23.7 percent over the last 12 months. Meat rose 13 percent in the last year, with beef jumping 17.8 percent — the biggest boost since January 2004. Meanwhile, fresh fruits other than apples, bananas and oranges increased 9.5 percent and whole milk rose 8.7 percent. “Our paychecks stay the same, but the food pr... more »

The Economy: "George W. Obama"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"George W. Obama" * by Bill Bonner "Among the many things still to be discovered is the effect of QE and ZIRP on the markets and the economy. We can't wait to find out. The Fed has bought nearly $4 trillion of bonds over the last five years. You're bound to get some kind of reaction to that kind of money. But what? Higher stocks? More GDP growth? Higher incomes? More inflation? Washington was hoping for a little more of everything. But all we see are higher stock and bond prices. And if QE helped prices to go up, they should go back down when QE ends this week. Unless the Fed cha... more »

Iran Reasserts Its Infleunce In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Iran's Shadow War in Iraq -- Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report* The U.S.-backed fight against Sunni extremists is doing the work of Iran in Baghdad. When Army Gen. Lloyd Austin left Iraq in 2011, as the last U.S. combat troops withdrew themselves from almost a decade of war, he offered a somber warning to the local forces who would stay behind. Iraq was then under the leadership of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite Muslim. Austin observed that the country’s leaders "don't see an enormous threat from Iran at this point,” despite what he considered a "stream of leth... more »

Breaking the Chain of Obedience

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gary 'Z' McGee* - "The problem isn’t the chain of command. The problem is the chain of obedience..." The post Breaking the Chain of Obedience appeared first on Waking Times.

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Saints Are In Highlander Mode: There can Be Only One ~Saints Tailgate* *Is New Orleans Trying to Deport Undocumented Workers Now That the Rebuilding Is Over? ~National Journal*

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with military leaders from 21 nations to discuss strategy in the Middle East during a conference at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct 14, 2014. The discussion was part of an ongoing effort to build a coalition and integrate capabilities. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen *Mr. Obama’s Half-Hearted Fight Against The Islamic State -- Washington Post editorial* AN UNLIKELY consensus is emerging across the ideological spectrum about the war against the Islamic State: President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and eventually destroy” the terrorist entity is unworkable... more »

The Great High Speed White Elephant

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
High Speed Rail 2 is a massive white elephant, a £50bn boondoggle of a project as out of time as it is over priced. Yet, despite this I am a little sore that the bid Stoke-on-Trent put forward for a station got dismissed out of hand. Were it on the basis of a competition in which its projections got weighed up against those of a rival's and found wanting, then fair enough. That didn't happen, and what we have been left with - the 'Crewe hub' - is the worst of all possible worlds. I've never been sold on the economic benefits HS2 will bring. Sure, construction, engineering, and rai... more »

The Dangers of Everyday Chemicals Revealed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dr. Mercola* - A number of common household chemicals are endocrine disruptors, meaning, they disrupt your hormone function. Do you know what they are? The post The Dangers of Everyday Chemicals Revealed appeared first on Waking Times.

The Responsibility to Protect & Fear of Foreign Policy Failure

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Last week I had the opportunity to partake in a workshop on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) at The Hague Institute of Global Justice (the Institute). The Institute is preparing to launch a project on R2P, seeking to bring academics, civil society and government/policy makers together to formulate insightful and policy relevant findings on R2P. Continue reading

World News Briefs -- October 27, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Rights Group: More Than 800 Killed in Kobani Ground Fight -- Voice of America* Syrian activists said more than 800 people have been killed in ground fighting in Kobani in the six-week battle between Islamic State militants and Kurdish fighters for control of the Syrian town just south of the Turkish border. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that nearly 500 jihadists and more than 300 Kurds have been killed. That total is in addition to another 550 or more killed by U.S.-led airstrikes in the last month, most of them Islamic State fighters. *Read ... more »

A Republican Wave Election? Not For GOP Extremists Scott Walker And Sam Brownback

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Scott Walker family portrait Two of the worst governors in America are extremist ideologues Scott Walker of Wisconsin and San Brownback of Kansas. Both will face the voters a week from tomorrow. Both are being opposed by moderate Democrats, rather than by the kinds of progressives Blue America endorses. However, Walker and Brownback are *so* extreme that we want to make it clear that progressives in Wisconsin and Kansas need to go to the polls next Tuesday to vote them both out. The latest polling in Kansas shows that most voters want to end the disastrous Brownback experiment. GOP p... more »

U.S. Urging An Online War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with retired Marine Corps General John Allen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *U.S. Unveils Coalition To Fight Islamic State In Cyberspace -- Reuters* KUWAIT (Reuters) - The United States on Monday unveiled what it called an information coalition with Muslim and Western nations to combat efforts by Islamic State to recruit online and stoke sectarian hatred through a "cult of violence". U.S. officials told delegates from European and Arab countries at a meeting in Kuwait that this shou... more »

The War Against The Islamic State -- News Updates October 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Shi'ite fighters pose with a black flag belonging to the Islamic State, which they pulled down after capturing the town of Jurf al-Sakhar from the Islamic State militants, south of Baghdad October 26, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer *U.S., Partners Conduct 11 More Strikes In Syria, Iraq Against Islamic State: CENTCOM -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States led nearly a dozen air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on Sunday and Monday, according to the U.S. military. U.S. forces conducted four strikes in Syria near the town of Kobani near the border with Tu... more »

U.S. Green Berets: Afghan National Army Is Incompetent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Afghan Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, commander of the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps, looks beyond the perimeter on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. John Jackson *Green Berets Reveal Afghan National Army soldiers’ incompetence -- Washington Times* Reports say ANA troops hide from battle, can’t lead or fight at night Elite Army Green Berets are knocking the performance of the Afghan National Army, telling war tales of its soldiers hiding and quitting the fight. The Green Beret criticisms, contained in a U.S. Centr... more »

National are “seeking to undermine collective bargaining” aka the strike-threat system

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
National are “seeking to undermine collective bargaining,” say unionists. Even if that were true, which is arguable, would that be a bad thing? In his tightly-argued classic *The Theory of Collective Bargaining*, William Hutt argued otherwise. [image: The Theory of Collective Bargaining]In 1930, W.H. Hutt demonstrated several spectacular points: labour unions cannot lift wages overall; their earnings come at the expense of the consumer; their effect is to cartelize business and reduce free competition to the detriment of everyone. He demonstrated these points with intricate logic ... more »

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