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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

29 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

 The EPA Jumps the Shark, banning...Argon ?  (Watt's Up With That ? )
If anyone with any real scientific training whatsoever had seen this silly list before it was published, or had taken the trouble to do 5 minutes of research on each entry in the list, to discover how ridiculous and ignorant the inclusion of Argon on a list of dangerous chemicals to be banned really is, then the EPA would not be facing their current very public embarrassment.

From Anthony: When I first saw this story, I though surely this must be some sort of spoof or misunderstanding that led to this. Sadly, no. The EPA even has a press release about it:

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"The Land Of Dreams..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 minutes ago
“Father, O father! what do we here In this land of unbelief and fear? The Land of Dreams is better far, Above the light of the morning star.” - William Blake, “The Land of Dreams”

"Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 minutes ago
"It is what it is, and it was what it was. Don’t fret the could-haves because if it should-have, it would-have." - Unknown


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 minutes ago

Chet Raymo, "Know Thyself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
*"Know Thyself"* by Chet Raymo "The ancient Greek aphorism, attributed to Socrates and others. Good advice, I'm sure. If only we knew what it means. Is it the same as the "examination of conscience" we were asked to perform as young Catholics? "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned." Well, yes, it is good to ask ourselves if we have lived up to our highest moral aspirations. But surely "Know thyself" means more than that. Does it mean to be aware of our self-awareness? That is to say, not to act impulsively, but reflectively. Thoreau's "I went to the woods because I wished to live d... more »

Survey says that "greenies" will conserve ...

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 33 minutes ago
[image: Survey says that "greenies" will conserve ...] Earlier this month, I asked you about solar power. The question came up because someone told me that rather than conserve, they would just add additional solar panels to their home. So I wanted to know what dedicated "greenies" would do if all of their power came from the sun. The answers are interesting and complex: Survey Results [image: Survey says that "greenies" will conserve ...] Survey Comments - Of course I would still conserve if I were getting all my energy from solar. To do otherwise would mean I had used mor... more »

The Poet: T.S. Eliot, "The Four Quartets"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 36 minutes ago
*"The Four Quartets"* by T.S. Eliot "I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

Unharmed Dreaming

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 47 minutes ago
*Ida Lawrence* - "Information about the control system, consciousness, metaphysics, the divinity within and so on, has little influence on people who are fearful or hateful..." The post Unharmed Dreaming appeared first on Waking Times.

Watch ABCs of Death 2 Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 hour ago
*ABCs of Death 2 (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.3 Release : 02 Oct 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Horror Director : Rodney Ascher, Julian Barratt, Robert Boocheck, Alejandro Brugués, Kristina Buozyte, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, Spencer Hawken, Jim Hosking, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Marvin Kren, Juan Martínez Moreno, Erik Matti, Julien Maury, Robert Morgan, Chris Nash, Vincenzo Natali, Hajime Ohata, Navot Papushado, Bill Plympton, Dennison Ramalho, Todd Rohal, Jerome Sable, Bruno Samper, Shion Sono, Jen Soska... more »

Watch Men 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 hour ago
*Men (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : 8.3 Release : 23 May 2014 Duration : 131 min Genre : Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Director : Bryan Singer Writer : Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jane Goldman (story), Simon Kinberg (story), Matthew Vaughn (story) Cast : Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Synopsis MenSentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but the... more »

How Did Cordova Middle School Avoid the ASD Hit List?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
Is Cordova Middle too white to be handed over to a corporate reform charter chain gang operator? With just 51 percent African-American, is ASD avoiding the more politically perilous territory of putting a more white poor school on the hit list? Look at South Side scores, American Way, or Wooddale. Do any of these black schools have lower scores than Cordova Middle?? Can you get any lower than all 1s, with only a single exception??

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 30th October)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 2 hours ago
Does Osborne realise? Probably! Ipsos Mori poll shows 1 in 8 will cash in pension pot under reforms  More than 200,000 people will cash their entire pension pot when the government reforms take effect next year, with one in five planning to use their savings to fund a holiday, a study has found. From April, workers over 55 will be able to use their pensions like bank accounts and withdraw

Watch Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Budda - Owarinaki tabi 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 2 hours ago
*Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Budda - Owarinaki tabi (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.2 Release : 08 Feb 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Animation Director : Toshiaki Komura Writer : Osamu Tezuka (manga), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay) Cast : Kiyokazu Kanze, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Nana Mizuki, Tetsuo Nakanishi Synopsis Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Budda - Owarinaki tabi2500 years ago, in India, Siddhartha was born as a prince of the Shakya clan, but he gives up his position as a prince to see the world. He meets a strange boy named Assaji, who can predict the future, a monk with only one ... more »

Watch $50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 2 hours ago
*$50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 7.2 Release : 14 Jan 2014 Duration : 90 min Genre : Drama Director : Seth Grossman Writer : Seth Grossman, Ross Patterson Cast : Ross Patterson, Jessie Wiseman, Seth Grossman, Lauren Aboulafia Synopsis $50K and a Call Girl: A Love StoryWhen Ross is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six weeks to live, his newly engaged older brother Seth offers to spend his $50,000 wedding fund on a final trip of a lifetime. Their plans are complicated when Ross invites a call girl to join the group and Seth's u... more »

Nobel Winner Jean Tirole’s Faulty Views on Monopoly

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*This guest post by Frank Shostak explains that Nobel Prize-winning economist Jean Tirole comes from that school of economists who consider when reality doesn’t fit their faulty models of the economic system, they demand laws written to change the reality.* Frenchman Jean Tirole of the University of Toulouse won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for devising methods to improve regulation of industries dominated by a few large firms. According to Tirole, large firms undermine the efficient functioning of the market economy by being able to influence the prices and the quant... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“Guess How Much America's War Against Isis Costs Every Single Day?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Guess How Much America's War Against Isis Costs Every Single Day?”* by AFP “The Pentagon has revised its estimate of the cost of the US air war in Iraq and Syria, saying the price tag for the campaign against the Islamic State group comes to about $8.3 million a day. Since air strikes began on August 8, the campaign — which has involved about 6,600 sorties by US and allied aircraft — has cost $580 million, said Pentagon spokesman Commander Bill Urban. The Defense Department had previously put the average daily cost of the military operation at more than $7 million a day. The high... more »

40,000 votes here, 40,000 votes there, after a while it could start to add up -- or could it?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*ThinkProgress caption: "Dr. Francys Johnson with the NAACP leads an occupation of the Georgia State Capitol to protest voter suppression."* *by Ken* Howie has been manning the 2014 voter-suppression beat, which following recent custom has been one of the big stories of the election campaign, or at least it should have been. It matters even more in an election with so many races that are looking so close in states that are so polarized that each side's voter turnout could be the deciding factor. Nevertheless, despite occasional minor setbacks to the Republican voter-suppression ju... more »

How to deal with the growing incentives competition

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 3 hours ago
This article was originally published in the *Columbia FDI Perspectives* series of the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment, #131, September 29. I have left it largely unchanged, except for adding a link and a comment, and correcting a grammatical error. As I discussed in an earlier *Perspective*,[1] the use of investment incentives is pervasive and growing. The most recent example [this was completed prior to the Tesla auction] of a big bidding war was when Boeing threatened to move production of its 777-X aircraft out of Washington state, prompting some 20 states to offer ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
This is just a reminder to all of my regular readers that I am busy finishing up on a web-project .... so blogging is going to be light for the next few days (I should be finished by this Sunday). As for right now .... alas .... blogging will return tomorrow morning.

The Anatomy of Compromise

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
It’s supposed to be a virtue to compromise. Most of the time people say this, they don’t mean compromise: they often just mean recognising what’s most important, and not losing it to what’s least important. Compromise isn’t always wrong though. “A compromise is an adjustment of conflicting claims by mutual concessions. This means that both parties to a compromise have some valid claim and some value to offer each other. And *this* means that both parties agree upon some fundamental principle which serves as a base for their deal.”1 Simple enough. But so often compromise sacrif... more »

Eisenhower Remembered (No Labels Scam) Upon Winning This Election, Republicans Target Rest of Consumer Protections (Why You Must Vote Against It Once You Understand The Deep State's Implications) Supporting Slave Labor

Has the U.S. Republican party (and associated Blue Dog Democrats) truly lost their minds since Eisenhower's presidency? The original passage, from a letter Eisenhower wrote to his brother Edgar on Nov. 8, 1954, went as follows: Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party

The Maldives are Turning into Something Truly Shocking

Waking Times at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Video - *A truly shocking video about something you wouldn't ever imagine about the Maldives! The post The Maldives are Turning into Something Truly Shocking appeared first on Waking Times.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 29, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Wishful Thinking In The U.S. Plans Against The Islamic State -- David Ignatius, Washington Post* A glimpse of the anxiety sweeping the Arab world surfaced last week when an Arab woman complained during a talk in Amman at the Columbia Global Center for the Middle East. She said my speech’s title about the “crisis” in the region wasn’t accurate. The correct word was “disintegration.” The audience cheered loudly. The Arab world is suffering a sense of vertigo these days. Extremists from the Islamic State, who have seemingly arisen out of nowhere, have burst through the gates of pow... more »

Guest Post By Mikel Weisser, A Progressive Running In Arizona's Back Country

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Cliven Bundy and crackpot state Senator Kelli Ward (R-AZ) Let me introduce you to a new name, a new candidate you probably never heard of, not even if you're live in the district he's running in, AZ-04, Arizona's reddest (R+20) district-- Prescott and almost everything between Phoenix and California. The Democrat taking on right-wing ideologue Paul Gosar this year is Mikel Weisser. He's not going to win in 7 days. But he is doing something the DCCC would never dream of-- building towards a future Democratic take-over of the district. Meet Mikel: Howdy, my n... more »

Why westerners are joining jihadis

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
It’s been widely noted that recruits to jihad and Islamic State come overwhelmingly not from the poor and downtrodden struggling under Middle-East dictatorships, but are often well-fed, well-educated middle-class citizens who have grown up in western countries – suggesting something lacking in what these well-fed folk absorbed in their western education, and maybe what they see from the west’s alleged “leaders.” US Secretary of State John Kerry for example seems to want to outdo his predecessor in the competition for being the least informed Secretary of State this decade, claimin... more »

David Parker had a dream!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Once upon a time, Labour-leader wannabe David Parker had a dream. It’s a dream he’s still reluctant to abandon. The problem is not his tax, he claims, just the “glitches” he had in selling it. In other words, the problem with the tax was the sales pitch, not that it was “soak the rich.” He – or at least those contemplating voting for him – might care to read some recent research from the Canadian Fraser Institute: saying Canada's capital gains taxes hurt economy… “While capital gains taxes raise a small amount of revenues for government, they do so at considerable economic cost ... more »

World News Briefs -- October 29, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Convoy of peshmerga vehicles is escorted by Turkish Kurds on their way to the Turkish-Syrian border, in Kiziltepe, near the southeastern city of Mardin, Oct. 29, 2014. *Kurds Welcome Backup to End ISIS Siege of Syrian Border Town -- Time* Turkey allows Kurdish troops to cross into Kobani. Foreign Fighters Pouring into Syria Faster Than Ever, Officials SayAustralia’s Top ISIS Militant Killed: SourcesEric Holder Says Only Denzel Could Play Him in Movie NBC NewsForeign Fighters Are Pouring Into Syria Faster Than Ever: Officials NBC NewsSkin Cancer U? Students Tan on Campus at Top Col... more »

The Monstrosity of Management Speak

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
I'm writing a wee piece about the sociology of management speak, which should arrive tomorrow. To help me out, I asked Facebook folk if they could give me some examples. A few came in but chief among them all was this, this ... abomination. I don't know if thanks is the right word, but props to @gareth_snell nonetheless. I can sense the synergy of your post but you probably ought to drill down into the real nuts 'n' bolts of the issue to pick the low hanging fruit. Once you've done that, we can touch base offline and reassess your strategic staircase to ensure that you're reaching ... more »

TFA Memo Details Positivized Propaganda Strategy

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
*The Nation* has acquired a lengthy memo (see below) detailing how TFA's Tier 1 temps are prepared to deal with the growing resistance to their fascist agenda. The article is a must read. Case Study: TFA Responding to Bad PR

"How It Really Is"

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

NYPD Expressing Their Concerns That Terrorists May Use Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*NYPD Scanning The Sky For New Terrorism Threat -- CBS* For the last year, the country's largest police force has been increasingly concerned about a potential terror attack from the air by a drone armed with a deadly weapon. Now, they are far along in planning a response to that possible security threat, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues. "We look at it as something that could be a terrorist's tool," New York Police Department Deputy Chief Salvatore DiPace said. For the first time, he is publicly acknowledging why the NYPD is paying close attention to America's fascinat... more »

"Straining" Kuwait? Really Canadian Press?

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 7 hours ago
There's a Canadian Press piece on CBC announcing the arrival of RCAF fighter-bombers in Kuwait tonight. Canadian warplanes have taken up position in Kuwait, a country straining to hold back the tide of Islamic extremism from its borders. "[S]training"? A few lines later we learn it is actually more of a "debate" in Kuwait about something happening a very long way away on the other side of a

“There is little evidence in existence … of being engaged in criminal sexual offending”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Boast-trusters around the country are angry this morning, say the papers, because the police have found themselves unable to prosecute teenagers boasting about raping drunk teenagers. The anger was universal. The presumption of innocence, not at all. And the evidence? After a year’s long investigation, not so much, it seems. Police have investigated, but officer in charge Karyn Malthus, a child sexual abuse specialist, has concluded there is insufficient evidence to confirm the boasts. This investigation began based on boasts on social media, beaten up and fanned by mainstream m... more »

Uproar In Italy Over U.S. Troops Being ' Ebola Quarantine' At An Amercain Base Near Venice Rather Than In The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The United States, Britain and France have all sent resources to West Africa to combat the spread of Ebola after the disease infected more than 10,000 people and killed more than 5,000. Daily Mail *Uproar Over US Troops' Ebola Quarantine In Italy -- The Local* The decision to put a dozen American soldiers returning from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than in the United States sparked controversy in Italy on Wednesday. "They shouldn't have been sent here, they should do their quarantine for Ebola at home," said the president of the region's assemb... more »

A U.S. - Iran Detente?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*U.S., Iran Relations Move To Détente -- Wall Street Journal* Interests Align Over Fight Against Islamic State, Other Policies The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state of détente over the past year, according to senior U.S. and Arab officials. The shift could drastically alter the balance of power in the region, and risks alienating key U.S. allies such as Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates who are central to the coalition fighting Islamic State. Sunni A... more »

Watch Drive Hard Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 8 hours ago
*Drive Hard (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 4.3 Release : 03 Oct 2014 Duration : 92 min Genre : Action, Comedy, Crime Director : Brian Trenchard-Smith Writer : Brigitte Jean Allen, Chad Law, Evan Law, Brian Trenchard-Smith Cast : John Cusack, Thomas Jane, Zoe Ventoura, Christopher Morris Synopsis Drive HardA former race car driver turned driver's training instructor (Jane) is abducted by a mysterious thief (Cusack) and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts both in the sights of the cops and the mob and leads them all on a chase across Australia's Gold Coast. Des... more »

Watch Classroom 6 Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 8 hours ago
*Classroom 6 (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.6 Release : 08 Apr 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Horror Director : Jonas Odenheimer Writer : Jonas Odenheimer Cast : Valentina Kolaric, Mike McLaughlin, Maurice Mejia, Vince Major Synopsis Classroom 6A local reporter and her assembled TV crew go into a school haunted by a horrific past. The team spends the night locked inside the building, capturing any and everything they find. Description Classroom 6This is the official web site for the Waltrip High School Class Of 1964,Universal Class is the place to continue your education ... more »

Manufacturing Food in the Lab

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
*SynBio Explained * *Video Animation Explores Risks of Treating Life as a Machine* Montreal, 29 Oct. 2014–On the eve of the largest annual gathering of synthetic biologists in the world, ETC Group and the Bioeconomies Media Project are launching a new animated explanation of the workings of this emerging “SynBio” industry, often dubbed extreme genetic engineering. Thousands of scientists, students and vendors will converge at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Jamboree in Boston to share the latest advancements in what has become a multi billion dollar indu... more »

"The Trouble Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"The trouble is that the stupid people- who constitute the grand overwhelming majority of this and all other nations- do believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper." - Mark Twain, 1873

“Why Would You Support This Government?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Why Would You Support This Government?”* by Karl Denninger “Ready to withdraw your consent yet? There are times when it becomes absolutely impossible to support the remarkably bad judgment often displayed by federal agencies under the control of the current administration- even for those of us who are typically viewed as backers of many of this administration’s policies. The latest installment of frightfully unacceptable government behavior involves a law created in 2000- the “Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000”- granting the IRS the power to seize the bank accounts of th... more »

“Zombies Are Us: The Walking Dead in the American Police State”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Zombies Are Us: * *The Walking Dead in the American Police State”* By John W. Whitehead “Fear is a primitive impulse, brainless as hunger, and because the aim of horror fiction is the production of the deepest kinds of fears, the genre tends to reinforce some remarkably uncivilized ideas about self-protection. In the current crop of zombie stories, the prevailing value for the beleaguered survivors is a sort of siege mentality, a vigilance so constant and unremitting that it’s indistinguishable from the purest paranoia." - Terrence Rafferty, "New York Times" "Fear and paranoia h... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2JtNQublQ

Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Tells Frontline That 'Everyone' Warned The Obama Administration About ISIS But The White House Did Nothing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*My Comment:* There are two things about this story that surprises me .... former U.S. ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey is from this administration .... was appointed by President Obama (he served from 2010 to 2012), but he has decided to now openly criticize the White House narrative on the rise of the Islamic State. Second .... it is the media organization Frontline/PBS that is reimporting this story .... not a conservative based news outlet. The full Frontline Documentary on "The Rise Of Isis" *can be seen here*. It is a must see.

"Once We Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our touch, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." - e.e. cummings, (1894-1962)

Northerntruthseeker MIA For A Few Days

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I will be out of action for a few days while I fight off a wicked case of either a cold or the flu, and to take care of some personal business… In the meantime, I do hope that everyone takes the time as usual to check out the great work by other bloggers that I have listed in the left hand column of this blog… It is indeed worth your while… I will return shortly, and as usual… More to come NTS

Lebanon’s Pot Farmers Declare War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Lebanon’s Pot Farmers Gear Up For A Fight With Islamic State -- Washington Post* The cultivation of marijuana is illegal in Lebanon, but that doesn't mean people don't grow it. The industry boomed during the country's lengthy civil war, earning millions for the impoverished yet fertile Bekaa Valley province, and Lebanese authorities have struggled to control it ever since. In 2012, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime listed Lebanon as one of the five "main countries producing cannabis resin," yielding an amount similar to Pakistan's production. Political instability in Lebanon ha... more »

"Look To This Day!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“Look to this day! For it is the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence: The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty; Today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And every tomorrow a vision of hope.” - Kalidasa

"The Ripe Olive..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man- yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it." - Marcus Antoninus Aurelius

"Be Like The Bird..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"What matter if this base, unjust life Cast you naked and disarmed? If the ground breaks beneath your step, Have you not your soul? Your soul! You fly away, Escape to realms refined, Beyond all sadness and whimpering. Be like the bird which on frail branches balanced A moment sits and sings; He feels them tremble, but he sings unshaken, Knowing he has wings." – Victor Hugo

"Just For Today..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

Elections & Voting Almost Over

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Most eligible voters don't vote it's hard to argue with them their reasons are based on their graduation from the school of hard knocks People feel betrayed by the system dog-eat-dog capitalism where the human is free to get crushed in the grinders of greed Nature is only a tool a commodity to make *$$$$* which always comes first last and in the middle My first vote in '72 McGovern I take pride in never voting for Bush dynasty Clinton dynasty or Obama but I still go to the polls I believe in the idea that the people rule but the problem is the people can't decide on what they don't... more »

Eloba Vaccine Testing - Do You Wish To Be A Lab Rat For Pharma?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
Living With Common Sense Facebok, 27 October 2014 *WOW! Please read! This is the craziness we are dealing with!!* *Just had a very scary phone call when inquiring about the ebola vaccine trials. First, this trial is full and injections have already been given. Despite this being a live vaccine (which in animal studies showed shedding to be a problem) they have decided NOT to quarrentine recipients because they felt this would make it harder to find volunteers. They will only be following trial subjects for 4-8 weeks, with "quick non invasive check ins no more than once a week". Wh... more »

Supplemental: Ways to get Joni Ernst elected!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014Some Iowa activists help:* In Iowa, some activists are trying to get hog-castrating Republican Joni Ernst elected to the United States senate. Actually, we’re trafficking in a tiny bit of snark. The activists in question are liberals. In this morning’s New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg described their recent efforts: STOLBERG (10/29/14): *At the University of Iowa last week, Ms. Ernst was just four minutes into her stump speech promoting her “Iowa values,” when several young women began shouting her down*. The scene grew so raucous that the candidate... more »

Relocation Resisters: Navajo elders victims of domestic terrorism

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
By Black Mesa Indigenous Support Censored News ELDERS LIVING IN FEAR AND HEARTACHE: Clarence and Mary Lou Blackrock of Cactus Valley are sitting up all night by the fire, unable to sleep for fear of their sheep being taken. This distress endangers the elders health. This family wanted these pictures shared so that the world can see the suffering at the hands of the federal government

Education Policy In California-- Guest Post By Ellen Lubic

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Now that the billionaires such as Eli Broad and the Walton Family, and their cohorts working to privatize America's public schools for their own profit, have zeroed in on self appointed and self identifying education expert, Marshall Tuck, and have poured multi millions of dollars into his campaign for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (reportedly up to $8 Million), it behooves us to examine closely his bragging and his mendacious statements about his successes. With fraternity boyish looks, he dashes around the state and announces himself as the man who will ... more »

Break Time

brinni for humanity at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
Last night I dreamed I was abducted by aliens – little old grays, in fact. Lately, I've been been thinking a lot about how I sort of want to meet some aliens, and maybe talk with them about a diplomatic, friendly, and productive way to introduce them to the world. I think we could work out a way to live together, harmoniously and with respect for everyone’s free will, here on earth. I think I'm the kind of person who should be involved in that movement, helping shape that type of partnership. My mind was sort of whirling when I fell asleep. It started with an impression, rather... more »

The Battle For Kobani -- News Updates October 29, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Kurdish Convoy Heads To Syria To Take On Islamic State -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi peshmerga fighters and weaponry made its way across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under assault from Islamic State militants for more than a month and its fate has become a test of the U.S.-led coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents. Weeks of air strikes on Islamic State positions around Kobani... more »

Asia Calls

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Her name was Asia and I was North America and we were at war together with Europe I have an Inca everywhere and pyramid upon which to stand when I slay straw-men to find the truth below the agriculture of which we feed the youth

Media Pimps: Hollywood isn't the only place where people sleep their way to the top

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Hollywood isn't the only place where people sleep their way to the top By Brenda Norrell Censored News With the creation of the Internet, new forms of fraud and crime were created by reporters who never leave their homes. These armchair journalists have joined the world of other corporate criminals. They steal with impunity. They steal from the good hearts who spend their last dimes to be

Most Americans believe that Russia has attacked Ukraine. This is because the despicable “mainstream” media have reported solely the lies coming out of the White House, totally disregarding what may be the actual truth. At the insistence of President Vladimir Putin, Russia has NOT attacked Ukraine. (If Russia had attacked, its large well equipped and trained army would have won the war in three days.) The truth of the matter is that the U.S. has been financing the corrupt Ukrainian government to attack its Russian-speaking eastern provinces with troops including neo-Nazis bent on exterminating all Russian speakers and Jews. These killers have been shelling Donetsk and Lugansk with heavy artillery and ballistic missiles, killing civilians and destroying vital infrastructure. Still, the militias of these provinces had won the war, leading to a mutually agreed 3-month ceasefire …which has been promptly broken by U.S. puppet Poroshenko. Win or lose, Russian intervention or not, the result will lead to more funding for Washington’s “military-industrial complex.” I urge the reader to click on some of the links in Michael Collins’ important post below.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *OpEdNews Op Eds 10/25/2014 at 04:38:24 * *Ukraine Restarts War on Eastern Regions Sources Say* *By Michael Collins (about the author)* Permalink opednews.com *Headlined to H2 10/25/14* Novorussia Military Rapid Response Force (image by Colonel Cassad - English)The Kiev government of U.S. puppet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is about to restart the failed attempt to subdue the southeastern region of the country known as Novorussia according to highly credible ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 29, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the U.S. response to Ebola from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington October 28, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Obama Sees Different Ebola Rules For U.S. Military Than For Civilians -- Reuters* (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday appeared to back more rigorous procedures for dealing with soldiers returning from missions to Ebola-hit West African countries, even as he criticized moves by some U.S. states to quarantine returning civilian health workers. Obama said that American military personnel were in a "differe... more »

Senior White House Official Calls Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu 'Chickenshit'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *The Crisis In U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here -- Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic* *The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming. * The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” ... more »

Ancient Egypt Documentary

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
Don't have anything to say. I've been watching this. It's pretty good.

Again, Public Funding Given to Religious Anti-Abortion Group

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 11 hours ago
Back in January 2009, DJ! reported on public funding -- in the form of a Trillium Foundation grant -- being given to a crisis pregnancy centre, aka a Christian slut-shaming organization. I wrote to the foundation to ask its justification for this largesse but never heard back. (In truth, I didn't follow up.) That was a rather minor grant of $8,600. In April this year, a far larger grant was made to another fake clinic in Sarnia. From the Foundation's website: Lambton Crisis Pregnancy Centre $83,800 over two years to operate a satellite office in rural Lambton County that educat... more »

World News Briefs -- October 29, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Hagel Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Returning U.S. Troops -- Time* Military commanders had recommended that Hagel implement a quarantine. U.S. troops who are returning from Ebola missions in West Africa will be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days upon their return home, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. Military leaders recommended the 21-day quarantine, which goes beyond precautions advised by the Obama administration for civilians, the Associated Press reports. President Obama has said that the military’s situation is different, however, partly because the... more »

Fake News and Naked Subjects

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
The CIA has been caught lying again: FBI lured suspect with fake Web page, but may have leveraged media credibility (2014,October 28). The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-lured-suspect-with-fake-web-page-but-may-have-leveraged-media-credibility/2014/10/28/e6a9ac94-5ed0-11e4-91f7-5d89b5e8c251_story.html?wpisrc=nl-headlines&wpmm=1 [Excerpt] News outlets and privacy advocates reacted sharply Tuesday to the revelation that the FBI in 2007 [tricked a school-bombing suspect into revealing his whereabouts by getting him to click on a link to a fa... more »

The Rise of Empathic Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Kingsley L. Dennis* - The accelerating changes occurring across our planet right now will have no alternative but to force a mind-change on a global and individual level... The post The Rise of Empathic Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Cui Bono: Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Drug makers* are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. *It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.* The Ebola breakout. Who is set to benefit? Drug makers, are setting themselves up to be the biggest beneficiaries and you and I will foot that bill! There is no lack of clarity to this fact. It's already known who will pay because big pharma and government have been down this road time and time again! I can't even believe this article contains an intro... more »

SILLIEST TALES OF THE MSM: Salty language and other folks’ lies!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014Part 3—How smart is the Washington press corps:* How sharp—if you must, how “smart”—is the mainstream Washington press corps? Quite often we think, not real smart. Again and again, the men and women within that guild just don’t seem especially sharp. Many people have a hard time coming to terms with that assessment, which may seem counterintuitive. Let’s start with a trivial example. In this morning’s Washington Post, Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein share their recollections of the late Ben Bradlee, who died last week at 93. Bradlee had an enormousl... more »

This evening

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 12 hours ago

Space Launch Privatization Costing Taxpayers Dearly

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
An Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket carrying a cargo spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded seconds after liftoff on October 28. The Antares rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. Approximately ten seconds after liftoff, however, an explosion took place at the base of the rocket’s first stage. The rocket fell back to the ground near the launch pad, triggering a second, larger explosion. Reports from Orbital were that the cargo module was carrying hazardous materials and they warned residents to avoid ... more »

New Evidence in the Case Against Pasteurized Milk

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Natasha Longo* - Among other things wrong with pasteurized milk, a new study finds that drinking it increases your likelihood of early death. Here's why... The post New Evidence in the Case Against Pasteurized Milk appeared first on Waking Times.

Comments on ASD Takeover Plans in Memphis

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
--> *I had planned to read sections of this piece last evening at the SCS School Board meeting, but with 90 seconds to present, nothing really got said. So . . . * Since 2009 when Bill Gates bought his way into Memphis with $90 million, the business plan for Memphis schools has been based on public school closures and corporate charter start-ups and takeovers to replace them. A dozen schoolsare on the hit list for the coming year, and the charter operators are lined up waiting for the buildings to become empty. Parents and teachers, however, are not nearly as uninformed as county ... more »

White House Computers Breached By Suspected Russian Hackers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Hackers Breach Some White House Computers -- Washington Post* Hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks, sources said, resulting in temporary disruptions to some services while cybersecurity teams worked to contain the intrusion. White House officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said that the intruders did not damage any of the systems and that, to date, there is no evidence the classified network was ha... more »

A consumer and producer of brilliance, shield policy!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Just when you think your safe in your world a random click brings you to my living word Do not despair you can survive without me but if you really want to live ride my rollarcoaster of freedom from the Man and predestined productivity] like you are a gears in a plan.

The greatest advance

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
The little people no longer believe every lie. They know that God did not put you in power. They know they have the power to decide. Albion exercised with caution.

Iraq To Finally Get Rid Of Fake Bomb Detectors

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
New Prime Minister Haider Abadi is making some small steps towards reforming Iraq’s dysfunctional government. In the middle of October 2014 he announced a small, but important move in that direction. The premier said that the fake bomb detectors that were purchased back in 2007 and had been proven not to work over and over again would finally be replaced. New devices from the U.S. are supposed to arrive soon to be installed in Karbala to protect the shrine cities, and then another alternative is supposed to be found for the rest of the country. These detectors, known as the ADE-65... more »

Cumming down on Jian Gomish

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
A sexual partner is rare. A sexual partner that likes to be punched hard is not part of the normal universe. If hurting a partner is considered mainstream I am going to say its obvious there is some kind of sick manipulation,

Have ASD Know Nothings Explain How They Chose American Way Middle for Hit List

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Here is another grand example of another school, American Way Middle, that cannot be in the bottom five percent of schools in Tennessee. Note the overall score of "5" on the Composite 3 year average! Are these schools chosen to make it easier for the corporate reform schools to look better in their new building when the takeover is complete. Can't happen here!

Media vita in morte sumus

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 14 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg In the midst of life, we are in death, and for weeks of blazing heat and tropical humidity the front porches and Ficus hedges in this manicured neighborhood have been festooned with gigantic fake cobwebs and plastic tombstones and ghosts like tattered laundry sodden in the hot air. There's nothing intrinsically spooky about an October evening in Florida. No bite to the air, no naked tree limbs groping at the sky like bony fingers. It's still a midsummer evening and it smells of flowers and often there's a faint sweet incense of burning cane fields far away. We br... more »

Why Is The Pentagon's Ebola Protocols Different From Those Being Applied To Civilians?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to soon decide whether to subject all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response efforts to a "quarantine-like" period. *WH: Army Ebola Policy Not Needed For Civilians -- The Hill* The Army's decision to quarantine soldiers returning from West Africa is related to logistical concerns, meaning that the same protocols would not be appropriate for civilian doctors traveling back to the United States from the region, the White House said Tuesday. "The science would not back that up," press secretary Josh Earnest said. "In fact, implementin... more »

Russian President Putin's Popularity Is Declining In The Latest Poll

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (Reuters / Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti / Kremlin) *Putin’s Rating Falls Below 50 Percent In September - Poll -- RT* After reaching an all-time high in August President Putin’s approval rating has fallen in September according to the latest research. The Kremlin says it is a natural fluctuation. According to the influential independent pollster Levada, 49 percent of Russians said they were ready to vote for Putin should a presidential election be held next weekend. In August he was polling 57 percent – the highest in history. Regardless of the sh... more »

Peru: Unreleased Recordings of Strange Lights over Arequipa

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Nuevo Mundo OVNIDate: October 28, 2014* *Peru: Unnreleased Recordings of Strange Lights over Arequipa* According to Peruvian ufologist Anthony Choy, Peru is among the world's top five countries when it comes to the most UFO sightings recorded in the past decade. To Rafael Mercado, a ufologist from Arequipa, who visited the location and was able to access videos, take photos and hold conversations with the area's inhabitants, the sighting would have gone unnoticed had it not been for some locals who claimed seeing strange objects flying over great Mount ... more »

On Mortal combat and deployment

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
In the movie the battle of the bulge one scene sticks in my mind as if I was some kind of Napoleon. The awful Nazi realizes the Americans are eating cake. American warriors overfed on cake have lost three wars. Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite the fact the wealth of a great power was poured without question into these salads and desserts. So now we know tech weapons and firepower are useless against an enemy who does not buy into the Broadway show. Yes our lethal gaze keeps real enemies away. But for the people living on a few dollars a day, we exhaust ourselves with a bulle... more »

Pope confirms Bible is full of bullshit

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Evolution is the evidence that Caesar Constantine wrote a best seller. If only Islam had such a current leader, we could move forward smartly. Its pretty clear that Christianity is moving forward and Islam is moving backwards. Blame the Saudis for their Wahhabi. Historically Islam was in the lead.


David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 14 hours ago

Messages From Higher Self - Answers Come When Tou Least Expect......

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*Source:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/116550793025117941917/posts

Ranking The Military Powers In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Turkish Land Forces Commander General Hulusi Aker and other officers gather around an army tank on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 6, 2014. *The Most Powerful Militaries In The Middle East (Ranked) -- Armin Rosen, Jeremy Bender and Amanda Macias, Business Insider* The balance of power in the Middle East is in disarray: A three-year civil war has torn apart Syria and opened up a vacuum for the rise of the Islamic State group; Sunni powers led by Saudi Arabia continue to face off against Shi'ite powers led by Iran; other cou... more »

U.N. Envoy: Libya Near 'Point Of No Return'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A fighter from armed group Operation Dawn fires a mortar during clashes with rival group the Zintan brigade, on the outskirts of the city of Kklh, southwest of Tripoli October 21, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny *Libya Near 'Point Of No Return', U.N. Says As Fighting Toll Rises -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Factional warfare in Libya is pushing the oil producer "very close to the point of no return", the U.N. special envoy to the country said on Tuesday with efforts to bring about a ceasefire and political dialogue showing no result. The death toll from two weeks of street fighting... more »

Free Printable Pennant and Washi Tape Party Invitation

Lorene Nance at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
The fun of putting together a party starts with the invitations, right? Or am I the only one who wants to host parties just to send out cute invitations...? :) BUT, I always like things to be simple and inexpensive, too -- no elaborate scrapbooked cards for me! So when I saw this glitter-edged menu via Style Me Pretty, I thought it would be the perfect inspiration for a pennant-shaped invitation for an upcoming event I was planning. I work with the 8-11 year old girls at my church, and this year we decided to have a recognition night where we celebrate the things that each girl h... more »

Islamic State Prisoners Talk About Life Inside The Terror Group

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*'They Would Torture You': ISIS Prisoners Reveal Life Inside Terror Group -- Ivan Watson, CNN* Jazir Cantonment, Kurdish-controlled Syria (CNN) -- The blindfolded prisoners are brought into the dank gray room, one by one, and begin to tell us their stories. We're in a prison run by Kurdish militants here in northern Syria. The Kurds won't allow us to see the cells where the prisoners are being held. Their prisoners, they say, are members of ISIS. When the first detainee sits down, I ask the guard to please remove his blindfold. He blinks in the bright light and clearly looks surp... more »

James Bond (Bankster) & the Killer Bag Lady? CIA/Bankers/Mkultra

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
* CIA/Bankers/Mkultra* Those three things belong together. Those three things are kinda' the same ... and now it's time to play the game! What do these three things have in common? *Answer*: Together they form the basis for much of the Military/Industrial/Terror/ Banking Complex State sponsored terror, patsies dupes and useful idiots, lots of graft, war and big profits. Of course we are supposed to believe that the mkultra program went away... Personally, it would seem to me that it never did. Too useful to the elites, gaining necessary info to control the human herd, so much as th... more »

Mark Pocan Guest Post: Wisconsin’s Governor Election Has National Consequences

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Mark Pocan was elected to Congress from Madison, Wisconsin when Tammy Baldwin went on to the U.S. Senate. He beat his Republican rival 265,422 (68%) to 124,683 (32%). Since being elected he's had the best lifetime ProgressivePunch crucial vote score of any Member of Congress, 98.68. With George Miller retiring, Pocan is generally viewed as organized labor's go-to guy in Congress. He's accrued a lot of respect and admiration from his colleagues, especially for a freshman. He's widely considered a shoe-in for reelection and he's been spending his time and energy on helping other De... more »

How Yoga Transforms Your Body

Waking Times at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Infographic - *Here are some of the ways that yoga transforms the human body and mind. The post How Yoga Transforms Your Body appeared first on Waking Times.

Anthony Cody’s The Educator and the Oligarch: Part I, Sweeping the Series when Debating the Gates Foundation

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
I should start my review of Anthony Cody’s The Educator and the Oligarch by acknowledging that I blog for Anthony and we’ve had many, often extended, editorial discussions. There has been a clear pattern with our discussions/debates. My first thoughts on corporate reform have been consistently more moderate than Anthony’s. When we’ve disagreed, Anthony has […]


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*UK: Hey, teacher, leave those parents alone* In our recently published book, Parenting Culture Studies, my co-authors and I argue that parental determinism – the belief that social problems are directly caused by the inadequacies of parents – has come to dominate UK public policy. So it comes as no great surprise to read the following, in the latest report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, on what should be done about ‘child poverty’ and ‘social mobility’: ‘The starting point should be parenting. Effective parenting has a bigger influence on a child’s life tha... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Lack of wind or nuclear problems 'could wipe out UK's spare power capacity'* A cold and windless day could result in households’ lights being dimmed this winter, despite new emergency measures to prevent blackouts, experts have warned. Britain’s spare capacity – the safety buffer between electricity supplies and peak demand – has fallen to just 4 per cent, the lowest level in seven years, following a series of power plant fires and closures, analysis from National Grid revealed. Ministers on Tuesday insisted there would be no blackouts, thanks to emergency measures to bolster t... more »

Cobwebs vs. Conciousness: Spring Cleaning in the Autumn

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
This "resignation" by Kathryn May I believe will be followed by many more. As we are moving through these new energies and awakening ourselves to what IS, we are breaking through the veils that have clouded our consciousness and the controls that have been programed into our very psyche. As we awaken to our inner voice and to what truly resonates within our heart minds, we are breaking the shackles of control of the old systems. A few months ago, I wrote a series of articles about the templates that have been used to control and manipulate us for eons. (the tab at the top of thi... more »

National Economists Club

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 16 hours ago
If you are in the DC area, you can hear me speak on November 13. Click here for more information.

Matrix Code HINT --- for whomever needs it....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
On Oct 28, 2014, at 9:38 PM, A reader who sends me dreams wrote: I had this same sentence all night long, but I didn't understand it. Forgot about it, because we had a big funeral today where I work (St. Luke's Lutheran) anyway, forgot all about it until an hour ago. I have been alone in the house for a bit, and relaxing while I make some soup. I heard it again and again just now, so I am sending it on. You might know who needs to hear/see it. *"Siouan is the matrix code"* Siouan is the native language for many tribes -- east and west -- *Following D's post today -- I now unders... more »

Leading from the cupboard

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 18 hours ago
You and I don't know precisely what went on in the Conservative's caucus room last week. That said, the information we do hvae suggests that when the gunfire was heard, a good number of Tory MPs acted swiftly to barricade the doors and create makeshift weapons to defend against whatever lethal violence might come through them. Gunfire indicates a very real risk to life and those who took action


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
http://spaceweather.com/ *SUPER-SUNSPOT PREPARES TO DEPART: *The biggest sunspot in nearly 25 years is about to leave the solar disk. This picture from Sergio Castillo of Corona CA shows AR2192 approaching the western limb on Oct. 27th: "For its final trick, AR2192 is going to treat us by mimicking a Giant Skull," says Castillo, one of many readers who has noted the resemblance between the sunspot and a skeletal face. "Say Happy Halloween as it gets ready to turn away from us. " As AR2192 approaches the sun's horizon, it is no longer facing Earth. *However, the odds of an Earth-d... more »

It’s about time we talked about immigration . . . - Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'The most thorough economic analysis was conducted by the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs in 2008. The panel included two former chancellors of the Exchequer, a former governor of the Bank of England, an eminent labour market economist and a former head of the Financial Services Authority. You would think that, between them, they might know a thing or two. They concluded, evidently somewhat to their surprise, that "we have found no evidence for the argument, made by the government, business and many others, that net migration generates significant economic benef... more »

Stephen Harper`s Corporate Canada

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 18 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Let me first say that I am Canadian, a proud Canadian but as of late a disgruntled Canadian, I`m troubled seeing our values slowly eroded, disgusted with the corporate takeover and consolidation of Canada`s main stream media, even the CBC seems to have lost it`s wide analytical lens, cowtowing to a corporate controlled Conservative government, perhaps fearing financial retribution, perhaps waiting for a change of government, one can only pray that fear has only temporarily trumped journalistic integrity... Chest pumping bravado circumvented facts and I do... more »

Shedding the Old, SEEing the NEW

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
And again, it feels almost as if I am writing these articles myself. As if Karen took so many of my thoughts yesterday, as I wrote my article "Looking into the mirrors and eating the Truth" in response to her message from the day before, and filled in the momentary gaps that I missed as I focused on my own experience, and illuminated the inner thoughts and kNOWing that was the driving force behind my NEEDING to write it out yesterday. For me, it is a thankful reminder that we ARE moving forward, and not to get caught in the mired muddied muddled thoughts and emotions of yesterday. ... more »

The Hearing Clinic v. 866073, 2014 ONSC 5831

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 18 hours ago
"Sincerely believed memories that are innocently incorrect become more problematic for the court than do intentional lies."

F-35C Lightning Aircraft lands at NAS Oceana

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Local Navy pilots got a chance to check out one of the military’s newest planes, Tuesday. An F-35C “Lightning II” Joint Strike Fighter landed at Naval Air Station Oceana to provide fleet aviators an opportunity to view the aircraft and receive a brief from the flight crew and maintainers. This visit is the first time an operational F-35C has landed at NAS Oceana. Read more

A new stealth corvette from France

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: C Sword 90 stealthy corvette]Cherbourg based CMN (Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie) has unveiled the C Sword 90 stealthy corvette at the Euronaval naval expo in Paris this week. The stealth vessel is one of three new ship designs the company is launching, all positioned to address the growing needs of world navies to support increasingly demanding missions encountered at the high sea and littoral waters. The distinctive shape of the C Sword 90 depicts an innovative hull formation and superstructure design with sloped surfaces, developed in collaboration with naval arc... more »

Sagem seeker chosen for MBDA’s new light antiship missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: ANL/Sea Venom]Sagem (Safran) announced today a contract with long-standing partner MBDA to develop and produce the infrared seeker for the upcoming light antiship missile, the ANL/Sea Venom, a joint French-British program launched within the scope of the Lancaster House treaty signed in November 2010. Developed by MBDA, this new-generation tactical missile will be deployed by a number of different helicopters, including the Royal Navy’s AW159 Wildcat, and the French navy’s Panther Marine and NH90. It will replace current missiles such as the Sea Skua and AS15TT. Sagem, as... more »

China to buy 5,000 Russian air-to-air missiles: Japanese report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: R-73 (AA-11 Archer)]China is likely to purchase 5,000 R-73 and R-77 air-to-air missiles from Russia, writes Toshiyuki Roku, retired commander of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Air Development and Test Command, in an article for the Tokyo-based Japan Military Review. Since China's domestic air-to-air missiles such as the PL-12, the SD-10A and the PL-9C were designed based on technology from Ukraine and are still unable to compete against US counterparts, the People's Liberation Army realizes that it needs the more advanced Russian missiles to go head to head against the U... more »

Waves of Energy - Aurora Borealis in Abisko National Park. October 24th 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
Aurora Borealis in Abisko National Park. October 24th 2014 from Lights Over Lapland on Vimeo. Aurora Borealis in Abisko National Park. October 24th 2014 from Lights Over Lapland PLUS 2 days ago / via Final Cut Pro NOT YET RATED It has been an amazing Autumn in Abisko National Park! Lights Over Lapland is out in the National Park chasing the northern lights almost every single night between September and April so we have grown accustomed to watching powerful auroras dance overhead. While we have seen thousands of auroras during the last several years we can honestly say that was ... more »

Euronaval: Thales introduces France's new maritime patrol radar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: ATL2 with Seamaster radar]Thales has introduced its new Searchmaster airborne multirole surveillance radar, which will be supplied to the French navy for its Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft upgrade programme. The active electronically scanned array radar will be integrated into 15 of the Dassault-built aircraft. French defence procurement agency DGA announced the upgrade programme in October 2013, with the aim of extending the life of the aircraft out to the 2030s. “The surveillance radar is part of the upgrade package,” armament chief engineer Patrick Aufort, ... more »

Britain gives F-35 jets deal permission to take off

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35 BK-1 Lightning II]Britain has agreed the purchase of the first four of its F35s, the fighter jets designed to fly on new aircraft carriers by the end of the decade. Ministers said on Tuesday that they had reached an agreement in principle to buy four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft, which will fly from the next generation of carriers as well as air force bases. Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, said: “Today’s announcement is a major step forward. The Lightning II will equip the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force with a highly advanced multi-role stealth comba... more »

Thales to develop Sea Fire 500, a new multifunction fixed-array radar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Sea Fire 500 radar]At Euronaval 2014, Thales is announcing the development of its new multifunction naval radar, Sea Fire 500. With a fully solid-state four-panel phased-array antenna, Sea Fire 500 is designed for large surface combatants. This new radar concept is the culmination of three years of advanced research into new radar technologies and architectures, conducted with the support from the French defence procurement agency (DGA). Sea Fire 500 is tailored to evolving naval requirements and the new threats faced by national navies. The new radar will be effective in ... more »

Vietnam to buy naval vessels from India to patrol disputed South China Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Nguyen Tan Dung with Narendra Modi]In a first overt gesture of strengthening defence ties with Vietnam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that New Delhi will be selling “new naval vessels” to Vietnam under the recently-announced $100 million Line of Credit. Modi and Tan held bilateral talks during the latter’s third visit to India as the PM. This is the first significant military hardware supply between India and Vietnam, ever since the South China Sea issue came to the fore. “We will quickly operationalise the $100 millio... more »

North Korea: Test Stand for Vertical Launch of Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles Spotted

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Satellite imagery]Recent press reports have raised the possibility that North Korea is developing the capability to launch ballistic missiles from submarines. A review of commercial satellite imagery since 2010 covering submarine bases and submarine shipyards has identified a new test stand at the North’s Sinpo South Shipyard, probably intended to explore the possibility of launching ballistic missiles from submarines or of a shipboard vertical launch ballistic missile capability. The new installation is the right size and design to be used for the research, development, a... more »

Heather's final post to her web page...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
[10/29/14, 2:48:50 AM] HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: Bill, as this next bit is done, and before it gets really wild....I just wanted to say thank you for everything...including, and, especially, helping me to do the website... I just posted the final bit...Source Fource......and, when this next bit is done... the website can be retired (and if we forget to retire it due to all the cool, magical and fantastical "stuff" we are all doing... it can just naturally expire ). ....I wanted to let you know so that there are no automatic renewals of the website or questions in that regard in ... more »

In Case You Don't See Today's L.A. Times...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
This is the full page ad Blue America is running today in *The Times*, a response to over half a million dollars of garbage ads Sheldon Adelson and his family and cronies have thrown into CA-33 against Ted Lieu and on behalf of a random Republican they're running. If you'd like to help Ted's Get Out The Vote efforts, you can do that here. If you'd like to help Blue America re-run the ad on Monday... you can do *that* here. More important than either action-- vote next Tuesday... or sooner.

U.S. Navy Impressed with New Russian Attack Boat

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Project 885 (Severodvinsk) SSGN]One of the U.S. Navy’s top submarine officers was so impressed with Russia’s new Project 885 nuclear attack boats that he had a model of K-329 Severodvinsk built for his office. Rear Adm. Dave Johnson, Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) program executive officer (PEO) submarines said he had the model of Severodvinsk placed outside his office in a common area so that he could look at it every day on his way to his office. “We’ll be facing tough potential opponents. One only has to look at the Severodvinsk, Russia’s version of a [nuclear guide... more »

Free Planet - GRM or Global Resource Management - What Are We Gonna Do Without Money?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
The world no longer has money in it. Patents have been freed up from Private Control. Borders to human creativity have been dragged down. The earth is our ally in the war against slavery. There's a whole world of ideas no longer restrained by COMMERCIAL PROFIT concerns. "But what about the real jobs that need doing, around the world?" What, like being a sewage worker? There'll be no sewers on Free Planet. Sewers are a throw-back to EMPIRE and CITIES. What about being a City Administrator, Business man, Receptionist? There are no cities on Free Planet. Cities are a throwback to I... more »

China-built Naval Vessel for Nigeria Completes Sea Tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Offshore Patrol Vessel]The first of two China-built offshore patrol vessels ordered by Nigeria has completed its sea tests and is ready to be delivered to Nigeria's navy. China hopes that the export of the two OPV vessels can help open the West African market. The vessel has a displacement of 1,800 tons and can sail as fast as 21 knots for up to 20 days. A special ship-borne spilled oil recovery device could quickly respond to any oil spill emergency. Read more

Separate elections in Ukraine speed up the dissolution of the country

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
The bulk of Ukraine held parliamentary elections on Sunday. On Wednesday, we still don't know what the final results are. But we're very close and it seems that six parties will surpass the 5% threshold get into the Parliament: 1. Yatsenyuk's Scientological People's Front (22+%) 2. Poroshenko-Klitschko Bloc (22-%) 3. Self-Reliance (11%) 4. Opposition Bloc (Party of Regions artifacts) (9.5%) 5. Lyashko's Radical Clown Party (7.5%) 6. Yulia Tymoshenko's Fatherland (5.5%) First, let me mention that the results differ from the pre-election estimates in many respects. ... more »

Maldacena's fairy-tale on exchange rates, gauge theories, and the Higgs

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Juan Maldacena wrote a popular essay on gauge symmetries and their breaking: The symmetry and simplicity of the laws of physics and the Higgs boson (PDF ). It's sometimes being said that Einstein's discovery of the special theory of relativity was helped by Einstein's work with the patents dealing with the train synchronization. I think that it's not really true (Einstein was stunned by the apparent contradiction between Maxwell's field theory and Newtonian mechanics long before he worked with the patents: sorry, Peter Galison) but it's good enough as a fairy-tale. *The next Malda... more »

High Achievement NY: Common Core Must Work Because We Don’t Want to Face Arne

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 23 hours ago
Yet another group has established itself as promoters of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and, of course, the group has a catchy, test-driven name: High Achievement New York (HANY). HANY offered a press release on October 28, 2014. And marvel 0f all marvels, HANY has found that it is best for CCSS to stick around […]

Paul Krugman's Powerful Indictment Of The Republican Party's War Against Working Families

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The Republicans love it when feeble-minded or low-info independents and moderates blame "both sides" for governmental dysfunction instead of focusing, for example, on the conservative ideology and GOP mania to shrink government so that they can drown it in a bathtub... in the poetic words of Republican crooked lobbyist and power monger Grover Norquist. Sunday, Paul Krugamn, sitting in for Charles Blow, devoted a column to blasting that pathetic Beltway concept so cherished by former *Washington Post* political columnist David Broder and other evangelists of a conservative consensus... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Comfort Zones

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

Watch About Mom and Dad... 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*About Mom and Dad... (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.0 Release : 04 Apr 2014 Duration : 95 min Genre : Drama, Romance Director : Rachel Shepherd Writer : Rachel Shepherd Cast : Brent Anderson, Sawyer Bell, Madison Gilbert, Chad Halbrook Synopsis About Mom and Dad...About Mom and Dad... is an ensemble dramedy about Teri and Eddie, a couple who've been married for over 25 years. About to see their youngest daughter be married off, life seems to be moving as it always has, their small-town life uninterrupted; that is, until Eddie does something unforgivable, and Teri deci... more »

Some fancy A7 postcards (yes, I suppose this is an ad)

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
It's fall and it's raining and I'm old and don't feel like mucking about on th' farm. This is where having something to do in the garage really shines. Here's a one minute video of the press in action. I ordered blank A7 notecards with matching envelopes; what I got was A7 blank *postcards *with matching envelopes. Oh, well. It's kinda for practice anyway. I'm also using two shades of green ink, mixed, one of which isn't really tacky enough for letterpress, especially in this weather. So the job came out lighter in "color" (too much paper showing through the ink, which with bla... more »

Eggplants, Vampires and Us

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
[image: Picture] We're having an identity crisis. “Who are you?” has been the perpetual question this week. It is sort of like being a vampire. I am surrounded by mirrors that offer no reflection. People and problems used to keep popping up like springing targets in an arcade game, needing removal. They were handy excuses, blames and faults for what was wrong. With me. Each health crisis, relationship breakdown or financial hardship had different *non-me* pop up culprits. They’ve vanished. There is only me. This comes as a surprise. We are sort of like eggplants. These t... more »

Watch Boyhood 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Boyhood (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 8.8 Release : 15 Aug 2014 Duration : 165 min Genre : Drama Director : Richard Linklater Writer : Richard Linklater Cast : Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith Synopsis BoyhoodFilmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei L... more »

Substitution of conviction for acquittal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
R. v. Riesberry, 2014 ONCA 744: [35] Where this court allows a Crown appeal from an acquittal entered by a judge sitting alone, s. 686(4) of the *Criminal Code* authorizes this court to set aside the verdict and either order a new trial or enter a guilty verdict. The Crown asks that we enter guilty verdicts on all charges, or, in the alternative, order a new trial. [36] To obtain an order setting aside an acquittal and directing a new trial, the Crown must demonstrate that the trial judge committed an error of law, and that the outcome of the trial might reasonably hav... more »

the Rosetta Mission - Ambition film - Tomek Bagiński

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
the Rosetta Mission website and the ESA are sponsoring this weird Ambition pseudo-biopic: *Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, at the Southbank, London.* *but, wouldn't 'liquid water' have boiled off during re-entry/impact of these water-laden comets?*

Watch 13 Sins Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*13 Sins (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 6.2 Release : 11 Apr 2014 Duration : 93 min Genre : Horror, Thriller Director : Daniel Stamm Writer : David Birke (screenplay), Daniel Stamm (screenplay), Chookiat Sakveerakul (source Material: '13: Game of Death' by), Eakasit Thairatana (source material: '13: Game of Death' by) Cast : Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley Synopsis 13 SinsElliot Brindle is a bright, meek salesman, drowning in debt - and desperate as he's about to marry the love of his life. Upon receiving a phone call informing him that he's on a hidden ... more »

Watch The Wilderness of James 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*The Wilderness of James (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.6 Release : 09 Mar 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Drama Director : Michael Johnson Writer : Michael Johnson Cast : Virginia Madsen, Danny DeVito, Isabelle Fuhrman, Kodi Smit-McPhee Synopsis The Wilderness of JamesA restless teenager explores the wilderness of his city while struggling with the absence of his father. Description The Wilderness of JamesBest of the Web Today: James Taranto on global warming, delicious if true.,http://thegirlwho.net/,"It's the law of the land" was the incantation of ObamaCare supporters, ... more »

October Tax-Cast Highlights Corporate Subsidies

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

Corruption Out in the Open on Shelby County Board of Education

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day ago
UPDATES CONCERNING IMPOUNDMENTS & ARRESTS OF THE SOVEREIGN DINEH NATION ON THE “HPL” October 28, 2014 by BMIS   By Black Mesa Indigenous Support Hopi Rangers arrested two individuals and impounded 120 sheep this morning at the homesite of Tom and Etta Begay in Red Willow Springs.  Heavily armed rangers guarded and blocked nearby dirt road entrances as well. “The Hopi Rangers came

Musical Interlude: Amethystium, “Tinuviel”

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

Derrick Jensen, "Beyond Hope"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Sheep Dog Nation Rocks Big Mountain: Aggressive Confiscation of Dineh Resisters' Herds By NaBahe Katenay, Big Mountain Dineh http://sheepdognationrocks.blogspot.com/2014/10/big-mountain-aggressive-confiscation-of.html?m=1 French translation by Christine Prat http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=2529

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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