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Friday, October 3, 2014

3 Oct -Blogs I'm Following

English: Museum in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
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The New Yorker cartoon dept. takes us behind the scenes, revealing stunning cartoon secrets

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 23 minutes ago
*"This island isn't big enough for two clichés."* *by Ken* They're a pretty tight fraternity, those *New Yorker* cartoonists. Which makes it all the more remarkable that this week the cartoon dept. is taking us behind the scenes and revealing some of their most closely held secrets: the locations of some of the most heavily used cartoon settings. (It's said that to be admitted to the guild every cartoonist has to produce a successful cartoon using at least one of these locations.) "Yhis week," says cartoon editor Bob Mankoff in his e-newsletter-slash-blogpost, "The Secrets Behind ... more »

amazing but true: mlb does the right thing and increases fans' access to the postseason

laura k at wmtc - 53 minutes ago
The biggest surprise of the 2014 baseball postseason isn't the absence of both the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. It isn't the Baltimore Orioles, making the postseason for the first time since 1997, or the Kansas City Royals, playing baseball in October for the first time since 1985. The biggest surprise of the 2014 postseason is Major League Baseball's decision to put fans ahead of corporate contracts. After years of ensuring that baseball fans could only watch the playoffs and World Series if they subscribed to certain television providers, MLB has finally reversed cours... more »

Dear Gallopimg Beaver

liberalandlovingit! at liberalandlovingit! - 1 hour ago
thank you for the right to say thanks for Eddie Izzard and Amy Whinehouse...

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, “A One-Minute Course In The Philosophy Of Science”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“A One-Minute Course In The Philosophy Of Science”* by Chet Raymo "There was a time in my life, many years ago, when I immersed myself in the philosophy of science. I wanted to understand what science was and on what basis it could lay claim to truth. I read everyone from Plato to Popper. I sat in on classes with Paul Feyerabend at the London School of Economics and wondered what the hell the great man was saying. I gobbled up Thomas Kuhn and Jacques Monad like candy. And when it was all over, I didn't know much more about science than when I started. The history of science is inf... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "When Death Comes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"When Death Comes"* “When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps his purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox; When death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering; what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? And therefore I look upon everything as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, and I look upon time as no more than an idea, and I consider eternity as another possibility, And I think of each life as a flower, a... more »

"We All Stumble..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” - Emily Kimbrough

damned

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

"Show Your Soul..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires... causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these - to be fierce and to show mercy toward others - both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one ... more »

Tonights Movie Is Stalag 17 (1953)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*My Comment*: William Holden is great in this film .... a must see.

Urban Gadabout: It's off to D.C.! ('Cause they're making me go!)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*by Ken* Thanks to the miracle of modern blog scheduling technology (which works more or less like that great space-age technological innovation the alarm clock), by the time you read this (or don't), I should be back with NYC limits after my whirlwind descent on Washington, D.C. (*POST-TIME UPDATE*: A post-time update follows this post, which for reasons I hope will be obvious was written last night, allowing a few hours' sleep before my alarm went off at 4:50am.) That's if all went according to plan, which is not one of those assumptions I like to assume, especially when the fir... more »

British Aid Worker Alan Henning Beheaded By ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*BREAKING NEWS: British Aid Worker Alan Henning Beheaded By ISIS Brute 'Jihadi John'... Who Threatens To Kill US War Veteran Next -- Daily Mail* * Video claiming to show beheading of aid worker Alan Henning posted online * Militant appears to be Jihadi John, and has the same thick London accent * David Cameron brands group 'repulsive' saying killers will be hunted down * American war veteran Peter Kassig is threatened with execution next British aid worker Alan Henning has been beheaded by ISIS fighter Jihadi John in a video posted by the terror group. Before he is killed, a gaunt a... more »

President Haig

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
Haig was also Deep Throat. Haig was fired, June 25th 1982. Here's how Bob Woodward reported it on the front page of the Washington Post: "...unnamed sources had told him that Haig had been 'set up' by White House rivals. Bob quoted a Haig deputy as saying, 'There was a master plan to get rid of him.' Bob reported that the Haig associate named George Bush, James A.Baker, Michael Deaver and Richard Darman as the four White House insiders responsible for his ouster. The Haig ally, Bob wrote, believed that the General was ousted as a result of personality and policy differences with... more »

The Proclamation of Baghdad - General Maude, 1917

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
The following proclamation was issued to the inhabitants of Baghdad on March 19, 1917, by Lieut. General Sir Stanley Maude, shortly after the occupation of the city by British forces. To the People of Baghdad Vilayet: In the name of my King, and in the name of the peoples over whom he rules, I address you as follow:- Our military operations have as their object the defeat of the enemy, and the driving of him from these territories. In order to complete this task, I am charged with absolute and supreme control of all regions in which British troops operate; but our armies do n... more »

Some Further Developments on Brian Leiter and the PGR, following the September Statement and the Advisory Board Letter that Urges his Resignation

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 4 hours ago
This is following up on the events a week or so back, which resulted in two posts here and here. A string of unprovoked harassments, bullying and threats towards various academic colleagues online by Brian Leiter, famous philosophy blogger and coordinator of the *Philosophical Gourmet Report* (a sort of home-cooked, informal ranking of English-speaking philosophy departments based on mutual appraisal or lack of such by said departements), finally led to a storm of protests. These were especially strong in support of Leiter's latest victim, Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins and documented in ... more »

MY FRIEND EVAN

liberalandlovingit! at liberalandlovingit! - 4 hours ago
is a Nazi. Think about it. My friend Davey is an Anarchist. Would you lay your life down for them? I would.

Sweden to recognise state of Palestine

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
© Janerik Henriksson, TT/ AFP | Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven after declaring his government recognise a Palestinian state http://www.france24.com/en/20141003-sweden-recognise-palestinian-state-says-new-pm/ *Sweden to recognise state of Palestine* Latest update : 2014-10-03 Sweden’s new prime minister said Friday that his government will recognize a Palestinian state, a move that drew praise from Palestinian officials. In a declaration listing his government’s priorities, Social Democratic leader Stefan Lofven told lawmakers that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be ... more »

Hey Masters, Pay Attention!!!

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
You've come to understand the world is not as it has always seemed. In a very 3D way, many things you may have assumed were rock solid and of pure intent are in fact not solid at all. In many cases they are motivated by some form of self interest rather than altruistic goal. By now, these things do not surprise you as it seems there has been revelation after revelation. No part of your institutional systems has been left untouched. Your very schools, the places where you dutifully send your precious offspring, are in more cases than not factories for a very specific type of mind... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ebola Isn’t The Big One. So What Is? And Are We Ready For It? -- The Guardian * *Humanity is locked in a millennia-old battle to the death with diseases. The current outbreak of Ebola reminds us that as our cities get bigger and international travel easier, the risks in an outbreak grow even higher.* The Black Death swept into Europe on boats from the East in the 14th century and killed as much as half the population of the continent, somewhere between 75 and 200 million people. The Spanish flu of 1918, carried around the world by soldiers bound for or returning from the butcher... more »

LA Times will support John Deasy so long as their customers are corporate advertisers, rather than LAUSD schoolchildren

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
*I was interested in the fact that the scandal over Deasy's PhD hit the headlines at the same time he was hired by Gates. His financial connections with Robert Felner date back to his Santa Monica days — Susan Ohanian* [image: Plutocratic priest of privatization LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy]Reaching dizzying heights of comedic apologetics for beleaguered Broad Superintendent Academy graduate John Deasy, the *Los Angeles Times* has penned daily editorials and articles pleading the public to pressure our elected school board into laying down and ignoring Deasy's latest batch of f... more »

World Conference on Indigenous: Canada and Mexico expose themselves

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News To recap, let me know if I missed anything: First, a former CIA employee tried to take control of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples planning session near San Diego. Next people flew around the world planning it. Next, the North American Caucus called for cancellation of the conference. Next it was made clear that grassroots Indigenous could not

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Mob Attacks Hong Kong Protesters; Students Cite 'Triads and Thugs' -- Bloomberg* Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators were attacked by hundreds of men at two sites in the city, prompting student leaders to shelve talks with the government aimed at ending weeklong street protests still engulfing the city. The city’s embattled leader, Leung Chun-ying, appealed for calm last night after the baying mobs, which began gathering in the afternoon, tried to remove barricades, shouted abuse and tussled with students. Student federation leaders in a Facebook posting accused the governme... more »

Brooklyn coffee shop owner: Jews "function via greed and dominance"

John Friend at The Realist Report - 6 hours ago
Michael Aliva, the owner of The Bushwick Coffee Shop in Brooklyn, New York, is under fire after posting a rambling but heartfelt screed criticizing Jews on his company's social media platforms. *The Algemeiner* reports: A Brooklyn *coffee shop* proprietor is in a bitter brew over calling Jews “greedy infiltrators,” who “function via greed and dominance,” apparently over neighborhood gentrification, on his business’s Instagram and Facebook pages, a neighborhood website noted on Thursday. The Bushwick Coffee Shop owner, Michael Avila, who, may have missed his morning double latte caff... more »

Yet, another ISIS beheading- just in time for the weekend media spin

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Breaking news: Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK captive Alan Henning* Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Friday which purported to show the beheading of a man identified as British citizen Alan Henning. *Reuters could not immediately verify the footage on YouTube, to which pro-Islamic State Twitter feeds provided links.* *Reuters could not immediately (or ever) verify the footage on YouTube. Not that it matters.* *Foreign Policy is running with this 'news' * *British officials couldn't immediately verify the authenticity of ... more »

Barrow Is The Loneliest Number

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
This morning *The Economist* published a Broderesque story about Georgia reactionary John Barrow, The Loneliest Man In Congress. “Will 2014,” they ask, “spell doom for the last white House Democrat in the Deep South?” I guess it depends how you define Deep South. Apparently North Carolina, Florida and Texas aren’t deep enough, at least not viewed from a British perspective. Anyway, we should only be so lucky to see Barrow, the worst and most useless Democrat in the House finally go down to defeat. His voting record is absolutely abysmal and he votes with Boehner on crucial roll c... more »

Nine U.N. Troops Killed In Northern Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
UN peacekeepers patrol in the northern town of Kidal, July 17, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *Nine U.N. Troops Killed In Worst Attack Yet On Mali Force -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Nine United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed when heavily armed gunmen on motorbikes ambushed their convoy on Friday, the deadliest attack yet on U.N. troops in the west African nation, the mission said. The attack on the peacekeepers from Niger took place in the region of Gao and highlighted a sharp increase in strikes on foreign troops based in Mali to prevent the return of al Qaeda-linked Islamis... more »

Keenan could'nt answer how JFK could have signed the 1965 & 1966 BS Certs filed in his C&D order

Amin Fasei at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 7 hours ago
*Notice that Conman Keenan & Drake could not answer simple questions posted to both Drake & Keenan on their websites. How could President JF Kennedy have signed those BS certs ( or perhaps they were BS after all) in 1965 & 1966? He was assassinated on 11.22.1963.* *Direct quote from Keenan's blog. * MONTH: AUGUST 2012 (PAGE 4 OF 5) News from Neil Keenan, August 21, 2012 AUGUST 22, 2012 / THE KEENAN TEAM, TOO / 0 COMMENTS Source: American National Militia To Drake from Neil Keenan… [1:46:30 PM | Edited 1:46:40 PM] Neil Keenan: Notice: The drums ar... more »

Killing People to make a better world

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
How may times does history have to say this will only increase the body count and at the end of this violence you will have created deep secreted ennimies for life

The New Ebola Scare: Alfred Webre: Expose Massive Ebola/Martial Law False Flag And Prevent Mega De-Population

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I have been like everyone else the last few days... Searching for real answers about this so called "Ebola" outbreak and scare that seems to be going ballistic right now, especially in the United States... We have the Jew spew media screaming about Ebola now in America and there are so many doomsday reports coming out everywhere claiming that some 90% or more of the people of the United States could die from this outbreak and pandemic... However, we find many other disturbing reports that show so called health care workers working with so called Ebola victims using absolutely no pro... more »

U.S. Vice President Biden: The Post-World War II Order Is 'Literally Fraying At The Seams'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Biden: International Order 'Literally Fraying At The Seams' -- Weekly Standard* Speaking at the John F. Kennedy Forum at Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, Massachusetts last night, Vice President Joe Bidengave an extensive rundown of foreign policy challenges and crises that the world and the Obama administration are facing today. Although the vice president expressed confidence in President Obama's policies and leadership, he painted a rather bleak picture of the modern world, quoting as he often does Irish poet William Butler Yeats: Folks, “all’s changed, changed utterly. A te... more »

The Islamic State Is Wiping Out Syria's And Iraq's Cultural, Religious, And Historical Heritage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Antiquities Lost, Casualties of War -- New York Times* In Syria and Iraq, Trying to Protect a Heritage at Risk Yasser Tabbaa, a specialist on Islamic art and architecture, remembers taking many trips to a 13th-century shrine dedicated to the Imam Awn al-Din, in Mosul in northern Iraq. The building was one of the few to survive Mongol invasion, never mind the destructive effects of weather and time. And this shrine had a stunning vaulted ceiling, like a honeycomb. “It is a beautiful pyramidal tower at the edge of the Tigris,” said Mr. Tabbaa, who taught at New York University Abu ... more »

"The information war for Ukraine" Satirical German program "Die Anstalt" (Eng Subs)

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
h/t Anthony AnonymousOctober 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM Hi Penny, Here is a satirical piece about western hypocrisy in the Ukraine (with subtitles) from a mainstream German TV channel ZDF. Well worth watching. Well done. German media spins exactly the same as Canadian & US media. Imagine my surprise....? Nah, not really. It is after all NATO media? Agenda pushing all the time.War mongering constantly.

True Democracy as illusive as the search for Intelligent life on other planets

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Thinkaboot it. What if intelligent life on other planets was all Chinese Empire. Eunuchs control the bureaucracy and knowledge was under Imperial Control. Sure life conditions are rare in our galaxy. But in the whole universe is it not totally narcissistic to believe we are the only ones. We live in a evolutionary environment. How did we wrestle control from the silverback? This is something to consider in the infinite wisdom of the universe where every probability due to the infinity of the calculation is a fact.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Supplemental: The Washington Post [HEART] billionaires!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014Last Sunday’s non-myth myths:* Can the nation’s billionaires affect the political process? Just offhand, we’d say they can! But then we read last Sunday’s Washington Post, which seemed to say they can’t. We refer to last week’s “Five Myths” feature, a weekly rumination in the Outlook section. Last Sunday, the feature was written by Darrell West, a honcho at the Brookings Institution. West’s feature bore this headline: “Five myths about billionaires.” Somewhat strangely, this was the first “myth” West listed and discussed: *1. Billionaires can buy elections... more »

The Strange Death of Liberal Zionism

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
This is a guest post from Ariel I. Ahram (@ariel_ahram), an assistant professor of government and international affairs in Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs in Alexandria, Va. He is the author of Proxy Warriors: The Rise and Fall of State Sponsored Militias (Stanford University Press, 2011). Laments over the state of Israel have Continue reading

World Conference on Indigenous violated by presence of Mexico's president

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
MEXICO: Indigenous Leaders repudiate "double talk" of Mexican President Peña Nieto at UN HighLevel Plenary Meeting in NY Rosa Rojas / La Jornada ​Source: La Jornada Translation by Tonatierra The discourse of the Mexican government before the so-called World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) organized by the United Nations in New York "is a fork-tongue discourse"

100.000 page views

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I am in awe of my power. 100,000 individual people or web crawling robots have viewed something I wrote. I average about 100 page views a day. So if I lived in a town of one thousand I would have a 10% share. I love my blog it is better than a dog. Its my best friend and it never gets sick, hit by a car or dies. Yeah I love dogs to much. Doubt I will ever get another one. Its like a programmed groudhog day, dear sir your pet is dead. How many times in a lifetime can you deal with such sadness, I stopped at three. And the third was the worst. I am proud of my blog because for the... more »

White House Fires Back At Panetta's And Clinton's Criticisms Of U.S. Policy Towards Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Obama Team Circles Wagons As Panetta Hits White House On Iraq, Syria And More -- FOX News* The Obama administration found itself on defense Friday after former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta criticized the White House for its policies on Iraq, with the State Department and others publicly disputing his claims. Panetta chided the president's team in his forthcoming memoir, excerpts of which have been published in the media. He alleges the White House didn't try hard enough to strike a deal with Iraq in 2011 to leave a residual force of ... more »

Former CIA Director And U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: Faults White House For Pulling US Forces Out Of Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Leon Panetta Says Obama Administration Brushed Aside Push For Troops To Stay Behind In Iraq Because It Was 'Eager To Rid Itself Of' The War -- Daily Mail* * Leon Panetta, who ran the CIA and the Defense Department for Obama, argued for a 'residual force' to stay behind in Iraq to stabilize the country * The White House, he writes in a new book, fell down on the job and didn't negotiate a security agreement with the al-Maliki government in Baghdad * Obama has said it was Iraq, not the US, that scuttled any chance for American troops to stay past 2011 * The power vacuum left when Ob... more »

I axe the English was it all worth it?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Before the British Empire did a devolving world really exist In China and Japan they had cool tech for making swords and fireworks pottery and such but the change was mostly finished like life was so perfect any advancement would not be on side The English broke pottery everywhere and as a result always faced a new challenge and the need for a better way for a bunch of fascists to control the world from far away. Concentration camps gas warfare and torture beyond the pale were all tools used in full view Now England has collapsed but the best of their empire has progressed There is a... more »

Las mejores fotografías de los mejores fotógrafos II

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 9 hours ago
Andre VilleneuveLikehe ZenAhmad Zulharmin FarizaNick AbbreyMiguel Ángel DiazLikehe ZenCarl LoveallEnrico FossatiBruce HoodKaterina FolprechtovaEsto es un tributo a los mejores fotógrafos del mundo. En una serie especial, rendimos homenaje a estos grandes maestros de la lente que día con día captan esos instantes únicos para inmortalizarlos en una hermosa fotografía. Es a ellos a quienes va dirigida esta colección y se incluye el nombre de cada autor abajo de cada una de las imágenes. En breve otra colección de los mejores fotógrafos de la red. Saludos en la distancia.

Koch, MS, Wal-Mart, Blue Cross, Verizon, Exxon, Comcast, Pfizer Buy Statehouses? (Don't Kid Yourself That It's Only Congress)

It's so thoughtful that someone has collected the names of the what you might call freedom offenders in one essay, isn't it? (Not that these are the only guilty parties, of course. North Carolina personally salutes Duke/Progress Energy who (as companies are people, right?) brings Gov. Pat McCrory to the forefront of the lack-of-freedom marketplace!) Thanks, Jim! The corporate purchase of

Bombing ISIS

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
*Image of a Patsy* Despite my intelligence reasoning this is the biggest con job since Saddam ordered his troops to throw babies out of incubators I support it. The table has been rigged Canada really has no choice but to let the military industrial complex take us to the cleaners. I would love to hear Justin or Thomas say we are being played nevertheless. The endgame remains the destruction of the Assad regime. Sure its a good idea, but what will take its place? I am really starting to wonder if Saddam, Quaddafi Duck and others were not better than democracy. We should have leaned... more »

Another Cold & Snowy Polar Vortex United States U.S. Winter 2014-15 ? - Weather Forecast

rss2009 at Global Cooling & New Ice Age UK - 9 hours ago
http://www.exactaweather.com/USA_Long... (more detailed forecast information) https://www.facebook.com/ExactaWeather (free weather updates on Facebook) Is the United States U.S. set for another cold and snowy winter throughout 2014-15? Exacta Weather correctly identified the coldest U.S. winter in 100 years of 2013/14 due to stratospheric warming events and jet stream/polar vortex displacement from several months in advance.

Weingarten Pumps Common Core--Cites Gates Phony Research

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
As a dues-paying member, I get AFT Online. This from today: *Common Core can work if teachers get supports* A new poll from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic reinforces what educators say all the time: The Common Core State Standards can work if teachers have the time, tools and trust to implement them, and if the standards are decoupled from the testing fixation that has taken hold in this country thanks to No Child Left Behind and Race to The Top, AFT President Randi Weingarten says. "It's not surprising that the testing fixation and its detrimental impact are at... more »

Supplemental: Counting the threats against Obama!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014The Post and the Times diverge:* On the front page of today’s New York Times, Peter Baker reports a concern in the black community—a fear that the Secret Service doesn’t especially care whether President Obama gets attacked. At the end of Baker’s report, Representative Emanuel Cleaver is quoted saying that’s bunk. Along the way, we were struck by these assessments about the number of threats which have been made against Obama: BAKER (10/3/14): [W]hen Mr. Obama took office in January 2009, the Secret Service recorded an alarming surge in threats against him.... more »

"Difficult And Dangerous..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

The Economy: “Illusionary Growth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Illusionary Growth”* by Paul Craig Roberts “It is amazing how the government manages to continue selling Brooklyn Bridges to a gullible public. Americans buy wars they don’t need and economic recoveries that do not exist. The best investment in America is a highly leveraged fund that invests only in large cap companies that are buying back their own stocks. Many of the firms repurchasing their stocks are borrowing in order to push up their stock prices, executive “performance bonuses,” and shareholders’ capital gains. The debt incurred will have to be serviced by future earnings... more »

Happy Anniversary, Government Shut Down Zombie Fred Upton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
If politics was rational *Roll Call*'s list of the 10 most vulnerable House Members might look very different and possibly include other congressional sociopaths besides Staten Island Mafia thug Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm. Almost everyone but Grimm on the list-- Carol Shea-Porter excepted-- is just some dull 3rd rate hack backbencher. Largely due to DCCC Chair Steve Israel's policy of never taking on any GOP leaders or committee chairs-- not even extremely vulnerable ones in districts Obama won-- there are never any of the real Republican congressional villains on the list. No Bud... more »

Treatment orders for accused cannot be made without consent of treating professionals

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
*R. v. **Conception,* 2014 SCC 60: A treatment order regime in Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code is intended to bring mentally ill accused persons to the cognitive threshold required to proceed to trial. Consent of the treating physicians is required for the disposition order in its entirety, not simply to the treatment aspect of it. A court may not make a disposition order directing that treatment begin immediately if the hospital or treating physician does not consent to that disposition unless the situation is a rare case in which a delay in treatment would breach the accused’s r... more »

U.S. Vice President Biden Blames U.S. Allies In The Middle East For The Rise Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Biden Blames US Allies In Middle East For Rise Of ISIS -- RT* US Vice-President Joe Biden has accused America’s key allies in the Middle East of allowing the rise of the Islamic State (IS), saying they supported extremists with money and weapons in their eagerness to oust the Assad regime in Syria. America’s “biggest problem” in Syria is its regional allies, Biden told students at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University on Thursday. “Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria,” he said, explaining that Turkey, Saudi Arabia... more »

The Free Syrian Army is Not Supporting U.S. Air Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Why Does The Free Syrian Army Hate Us? -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast* On the Turkish-Syrian border it quickly becomes clear why the FSA—the “moderate” rebels the Obama administration wants to train—have learned to loathe him. KILIS, Turkey — The border gate was a bustling mass of human comings-and-goings—of trucks unloading bags of cement, piping and corrugated iron for no-doubt doomed efforts repairing battle damage in what many here believe is a war fated to be endless. There was a two-way traffic in combatants, with haggard Syrian rebels coming out hugged by buddies relieved t... more »

Islamic State War News Updates -- October 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Turkish soldiers stand guard near Mursitpinar border crossing as smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani, seen from near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 3, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer *Kurds Warn Of Massacre By Islamic State, Turkey Stops Short Of Action -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters defending a Syrian border town warned on Friday of a likely massacre by Islamic State insurgents as the Islamists encircled the town with tanks and bombarded its outskirts with artillery fire. Turkey said it would do what it could to prevent Kobani, a pr... more »

Unrest In Hong Kong -- News Updates October 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Violent Clashes Break Out In Hong Kong After Counter-Protesters Storm Sit-In -- The Guardian* About 1,000 people opposed to pro-democracy movement fight 100 demonstrators after Leung Chun-ying’s talks offer Violent scuffles broke out in one of Hong Kong’s most famous and congested shopping districts on Friday, as supporters of Chinese rule stormed tents and ripped down banners belonging to pro-democracy protesters. In the gritty, bustling district of Mongkok – considered one of the most crowded places on Earth with its high-rise apartment blocks packed closely together over neon... more »

Ukraine Crisis News Updates -- October 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Ukrainian Rebels Keep Up Attacks On Government-Held Airport In Donetsk -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russian forces on Friday of helping separatists step up pressure on government troops holding the main airport in the eastern city of Donetsk, threatening a fragile ceasefire. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Ukrainian forces had repelled several separatist attacks on the airport in the past 24 hours but "non-stop fighting" continued and "significant numbers of armor, heavy artillery and troops" had moved into the area. *Read more* .... *Ukraine Crisis News Updat... more »

THE HOUSES OF NANTUCKET COUNTY: Chris Matthews, dearly beloved!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014Part 6—The nightmares of Corporate County:* On Thursday, October 5, 2000, did someone possibly make a phone call from The Houses of Nantucket County? We’d guess that someone almost certainly did! The key to that judgment involves the peculiar presence of Rush Limbaugh on that day’s Hardball program. Let’s recall what occurred: On Tuesday, October 3, 2000, Candidate Bush and Candidate Gore staged their fateful first debate. We’re now entering our second war in Iraq because of what the “press corps” did in response to that event. For all previous posts in t... more »

Fried Pickles and other tailgating recipes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
I love everything about fall. The leaves, the pumpkins, the football. Years ago, I never thought football would be included on that list, but I can truly say I love a good game and I love cooking for a game. A staple for watching football games in our house is as many fried foods as we can think of. We started making these a year or so ago and they are completely addictive. If you like pickles, you are going to LOVE these. - 1½ cups buttermilk - dill pickle chips for frying - 1 tablespoon hot sauce - 1½ cups flour - 1 teaspoon salt - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper -... more »

Paisajes de Nuestro Planeta (10 Imágenes Hermosas)

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 12 hours ago
Tula Top PhotographyShuchun DuTrevor AndersonCandace BartlettCandace BartlettLeonid TitTrevor AndersonTrevor AndersonLeonid TitLos *paisajes naturales* se han convertido en una de nuestras grandes especialidades. Es por eso que hoy y para no perder la costumbre, le traemos hasta sus pantallas una nueva colección con *10 escenarios naturales de nuestro fascinante planeta*. Esperamos que sean de su completo agrado y nos leemos en una próxima entrega de Fotofrontera. Gracias por ser parte de nuestra comunidad.

Dwayne Johnson to star in new Baywatch film - Maroon 5 Animals - sex sells

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
THIS IS A TEST >> THIS IS A TEST >> THIS IS A TEST as this is the Free Planet blog, dealing with art and literature of an alternative or anti-corporate nature, I've been getting some weird spikes in hits whenever I plump for one of these mainstream media stories or forthcoming-film trailers. I must admit, I'm more than a little confused by the Free Planet (covert) readership and the supposed 385 Members of this blog. This is not even a joke, it's a legitimate concern of mine. Well, let's go for the ultimate in banal testage and together enjoy this MEGA-RIPE story borrowed directly ... more »

Harperism : From Harper and Hayek to Koch and Coyne

Alison at Creekside - 12 hours ago
Neo-liberalism : trickle-down, deregulating, deunionizing, globalizing free market privatization of government. When Stephen Harper was studying under the "Calgary school" in the 80's, he became so enamored with the neo-liberalism of Austrian philosopher Friedrich von Hayek - guru to Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the Chicago boys, the IMF, and the WTO - it formed the basis of his 1991 political economics thesis. Why, wondered Harper at the time, did the conservative revolution of Thatcher and Reagan bypass Canada and what could be done about it? Happily, the* Mont Pelerin Soc... more »

Friday Pussy - Is tired

Demeur at Demeur - 12 hours ago
Friday already? The world is wearing out. Face facts. The days of hot rod cars with chrome bumpers are over. Who can afford the gas? The planet is doing a quiet death knoll scream and we aren't listening. Any iron ore deposits left in the U.S.? Oh forgot we outsourced steel making decades ago and only thing left are specialty metals and recycled. Let us not forget the mountains of garbage flowing down the Swanee and out to the ocean garbage islands now purported to be the size of Texas. Just don't make em like they used to. Isn't that... more »

World News Briefs -- October 2, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*US Ebola Patient's Friends Quarantined At Home Under Armed Guard -- The Guardian* Girlfriend and her family are forced to remain in quarantine as officials admit they failed to clean apartment where sufferer was staying Four members of a household with whom the US Ebola patient had been staying were confined to their Dallas apartment under armed guard on Thursday as authorities faced tough questions over a series of mis-steps in their handling of the case. Towels and sweat-ridden bedclothes remained for two days in the Dallas apartment where an undiagnosed Ebola sufferer – Liber... more »

Missile Defense: A Trojan Horse

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
*A protest at US NSA/NRO space spy base at Menwith Hill in England* I was looking through some old US Space Command documents last night in preparation for a talk on the militarization of space that I will do on Saturday here in Maine. The New England War Tax Resistance group has their 29th annual meeting in Kennebunk, Maine this weekend and I will speak along with CodePink Maine coordinator Lisa Savage. Inside the Space Command's Long Range Plan (published in 1998) I found a paperclip on page 74 and in a section called 'End State' was something I marked many years ago with a yellow... more »

The Children's Crusade for Plutocracy

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
One of the creepiest aspects of the predatory class's insidious takeover of public education is the way they're using little kids as human shields. To say that hordes of children dressed in sloganized shirts are reminiscent of the Hitler Youth movement isn't really all that hyperbolic. Fascism, be it Homeland-style or Fatherland-style, is still fascism. Taking a page from the Koch Brothers' Tea Party playbook, the hedge fund billionaires' front group known as "Students First" has co-opted struggling parents from poor neighborhoods, sending them and their kids out on forced unwit... more »

More US-NATO War Games on Russian Border

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The US is deploying troops and tanks to Poland and the Baltic states. The move is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve – a NATO response to alleged Russian involvement in eastern Ukraine.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. sailors handle F/A-18E Super Hornets on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Persian Gulf, Oct. 1, 2014. The George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, are supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Everett Allen *Pentagon "Slush Fund" Pays For ISIS Airstrikes, Irking Some In Congress -- CBS* Fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ... more »

Quick Quiz

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Name the person who uttered the following words: "I actually believe that capitalism is the greatest force for prosperity and opportunity the world has ever known. And I believe in private enterprise -- not government, but innovators and risk-takers and makers and doers -- driving job creation". Was it: A) Mitt Romney B) Rand Paul C) John Boehner D) None of the above. Answer will be provided in an upcoming post. Meanwhile, anyone who can Name That Conservative within the next 10 minutes will receive a free subscription to Sardonicky. Update: Congratulations to Fred Drumle... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*East bank levee authority's environmental damages suit against energy companies has produced $642,000 in legal expenses, $1.2 million in 'political costs' through August ~Mark Schleifstein* *Bayou Corne sinkhole at center of insurance fight ~Janet McConnaughey * *$1 billion cost estimate prompts Louisiana to rethink coastal project ~John Snell*

Bill Whittle: A BEHEADING IN OKLAHOMA...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*workplace violence?* No one believes that.

Reaping and Sowing is Always in Effect (Law of Attraction) Understanding complaining affects your life

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 14 hours ago
Reaping and Sowing is always in Effect. The Law of Attraction is Always in affect. When we complain about something we get back our thoughts. We all need to truly understand the magnetic's of the Universe! Together we need to all understand the Truth. As it has been said, we can not change things in the same energy it was created. We can not change things through Fear, Anger, Hate. We

Avoiding the White LIght?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
By American Kabuki October 3, 2014 D. has a new article up on the Lily Earth interview and the Wingmakers material. The interviews were done at my house (due to my internet link which is not half bad right now) so I got to hear most of the shows (at least when my cat was behaving). D's article is here: http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/10/wingmakers-and-lily-earth-what.html I am taking a neutral position on the Wingmakers and Lilly info, much of it resonants strongly but there are elements for me that do not. There are also redaction issues with the Wingmaker mate... more »

Harvard astrophysicists favor revival of Pluto the planet

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
*Off-topic, everyday life:* I returned from an "extreme reunion" with 1st and 2nd grade classmates whom I haven't seen (in almost all cases) for over 32 years because I moved to another school (moreover, the class I left got slightly expanded afterwards). Pretty cool to meet someone who was arguably one's best friend at age of 7, and so on. How many of you have ever attended such a reunion after a longer break than me? ;-) Eight years ago, 9,000 astronomers gathered in Prague, the Czech capital. A somewhat important vote took place on the last day when most people had left. Only 4... more »

States With Pro-Employee Laws: Ban The Box

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 15 hours ago
Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part VI You may have heard the term “ban the box” but not know what it means. These laws generally prevent employers from asking about applicant arrests or convictions at the beginning of the application process, and only allow inquiries after the applicant passes their initial screening. Why? Because about 70 million Americans have some criminal record, and the majority of them are minorities. An entire class of citizens has been made almost completely unemployable due to criminal records that have nothing to do with their ability to do jobs... more »

How Arkansas Extremist Tom Cotton Pissed Off Top Chef Tom Colicchio

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
With Steve Israel's policy of never targeting GOP leaders, policy makers and committee chairman keeping the DCCC out of the MN-02 race that pits progressive Mike Obermueller against reactionary incumbent John Kline-- chair of the powerful and destructive House Committee of Education and the Workforce-- Blue America was over the moon that Bill Maher has stepped into the breach. Maher is bashing Kline up but good and bringing his repulsive anti-family record to the attention of voters in southeast Minnesota. This was a Maher tweet from early Thursday morning: Blue America is work... more »

Hong Kong Democracy Protests ( October 3 , 2014 ) -- Day 6 shows some chaotic situation , perhaps protest fatigue , talks set between protesters and CEO Leung's Representative .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets..... SCMP News retweeted *Danny Lee 李嘉洪* ‏@JournoDannyAsia 57m57 minutes ago Our @SCMP_News page 3/4 for Saturday, Oct 4: "The far too thin blue line" / "Businesses call for halt" #OccupyCentral *SCMP News* @SCMP_News · 24m24 minutes ago Protest site in Mong Kok attacked by anti-Occupy groups last night slowly being rebuilt: http://goo.gl/jAz1FI [image: Embedded image permalink] *SCMP News* @SCMP_News · 2h2 hours ago Protesters deliver supplies to police in Admiralty after refusing to allow officers to do so: http://goo.gl/jAz1FI [image: Embedded image per... more »

Not For You

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.ipolitics.ca/ Stephen Harper tells us that there are lots of things we can't afford -- like veterans affairs offices, lawyers to check the proposed constitutionality of legislation, and home mail delivery. But last week we paid the tab -- $300,000 -- to fly two European representatives round trip to celebrate the Canada European Trade Agreement. Linda McQuaig wonders what, exactly, there is to celebrate: According to Harper government hype, routinely repeated uncritically in the media, the trade deal will be a boon for all... more »

Russia Prepares For A Financial Crisis As The Price For Oil Continues To Drop

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*As WTI Drops Under $90, Russia Prepares For Great Financial Crisis With $60 Oil "Stress Case" -- Zero Hedge* The plunge in the price of crude oil in the last few months has many global-recovery-truthers questioning their assumptions. Between slowing growth expectations, US (and Libya and Iraqi Kurds and Russia) supply, and Saudi Aramco cutting prices (argued as maintaining market share but has the smell of a quid pro quo over Syria), oil prices have broken below $90 today to 17-month lows. However, for some major suppliers there is concern that more pressure is to come, as Reuters... more »

Hoosier School Heist Carrying Indiana

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
by Doug Martin Since I'm still extremely busy travelling Indiana, speaking at universities, libraries, UAW meetings, and *Rise Above the Mark* movie events, to name a few places, I wanted to give everyone an update on my book *Hoosier School Heist*. *Hoosier School Heist* is now being read in almost 100 cities and towns and close to 60 counties (out of the 92) in Indiana. It is also being studied in 14 states and the District of Columbia. *(People need to know the information in my book because it is only going to get worse. The main billionaire and million group responsible ... more »

JAPAN: State secret law to take effect Dec 10

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe AP photo http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/state-secret-law-to-take-effect-dec-10?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2014-10-03_PM *State secret law to take effect Dec 10* POLITICS OCT. 03, 2014 - 02:40PM JST ( 38 ) State secret law to take effect Dec 10 TOKYO — A controversial law on protecting state secrets will go into effect on Dec 10, the government said Thursday. The government of *Prime Minister Shinzo Abe railroaded the bill through the Diet last December*, despite strong protests from opposition parti... more »

Mexico: UFO "Went Upward Until It Completely Vanished"

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Source: www.sipse.comDate: 2 October 2014* *Mexico: UFO "Went Upward Until It Completely Vanished"* *A report by Jorge Moreno, SIPSE* MERIDA, Yucatan - A new report concerning the presence of an unidentified flying object came in from the port of Progreso, were it is said several strange lights were seen last weekend. According to the information provided by Manuel Loría Alejos, a fan of the UFO subject for over 20 years, he went to the port on Friday, 26 September [2014] to spend the weekend at his family's home, an activity they have been doing for several years. "For nearly t... more »

Cartoon For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
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The Real Reason Why U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service Chief Was 'Sandbagged' By 'P***ed Off Agents Who Had Had Enough' Of Her And Thought She 'Was A Joke From Day One' -- Daily Mail* * A former Secret Service agent told MailOnline that rank-and-file thought Julia Pierson 'was a joke from Day One' * Pierson enraged the rank-and-file when she reduced security measures during the US-Africa Leaders Summit so traffic wouldn't be affected * Secret Service supervisor said 'she doesn't know anything about security planning in a post-9/11 world' * Another said she discussed making the elite corps that guards t... more »

Islamic State Is Now Threatening Family Members Of U.S. Military Personnel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Army Warns US Military Personnel On ISIS Threat To Family Members -- FOX News* An Army intelligence bulletin is warning U.S. military personnel to be vigilant after Islamic State militants called on supporters to scour social media for addresses of their family members – and to “show up [at their homes] and slaughter them." The assessment, obtained by Fox News, came from the Army Threat Integration Center which issues early warnings of criminal and terrorist threats to Army posts worldwide. The advisory warns military personnel and thei... more »

Aisha North: A short update on the energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/a-short-update-on-th-energies/ *A short update on the energies* October 2, 2014 by Aisha North You have by now taken a whole lot of pressure off your shoulders dear ones, and even if you might argue that it feels more like the opposite is true, this is indeed the case. For as you have allowed yourselves to further this expansion, you have also served to alleviate the pressure from the old. For even if many of you like to think that it is the incoming energies that are adding to the pressure, it is more correct to say that it is in fact the... more »

Atlanta Airport Protester: The CDC is Lying

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
As America continues to react to the news about the first domestic victim of the Ebola virus the professional damage control teams are scrambling to avoid a mass panic. The infected, a man from Liberia named Thomas Eric Duncan who was visiting his girlfriend in Dallas when he fell ill was initially sent home by a local hospital allowing him to spend days where he could have spread the virus. This could be big trouble in the U.S.A. especially when considering that children who were exposed to Duncan went to school where they were in contact with hundreds of other kids. When you liv... more »

UAE requests more HIMARS, tactical ballistic missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: HIMARS]The US government has approved the sale of an additional 12 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers and 100 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 29 September. Mounted on a Medium Tactical Vehicle, HIMARS can carry a pod with either a single 610 mm ATACMS with a range of 300 km or six 227 mm guided multiple-launch rocket systems (GMLRS) with a range of 70 km. The UAE's request included 65 M31A1 GMLRS pods, as well as 12 resupply vehicles, two recovery ... more »

Austria says Eurofighter has part problem, some deliveries halted

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter Typhoon]A manufacturing problem has been discovered with the fuselage of Eurofighter combat planes, halting some deliveries, but none of the jets have been grounded, European military officials said on Wednesday. The problem was caused by the way rivet holes were drilled in part of the rear fuselage of the European warplane, which is operating in the air forces of six countries. German defence ministry spokesman Ingo Gerhartz described the problems as "annoying". Read more

New radar stations to start operating in western Russia, Siberia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
Mishelevka Radar Station, Irkutsk New Voronezh-DM and Voronezh-M radar stations of the Russian system of early warning against missile attacks will be commissioned according to schedule, the designer general said. The director-general of the Minth Radio Technical Institute and designer general of the missile warning system, Sergei Boyev, said that stations, currently under state tests, will begin operating in the Irkutsk region, Siberia, and western Russia’s Kaliningrad region this year. Other two stations are being prepared to be put into service in Barnaul and Orsk, he said. Rea... more »

North Korea overhauls launch site to fire longer-range missiles, says US think tank

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Unha-3 rocket at Tangachai-Ri Space Centre]North Korea has completed a major overhaul of its rocket launch site enabling it to fire larger, longer-range rockets, according to a US think tank. Reclusive North Korea, which is already heavily sanctioned by the United Nations for its missile and nuclear tests, is technically still at war with the South after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. It routinely fires short-range missiles or rockets into waters off its east and west coasts. A longer-range capability would be bound to concern its sworn enemies,... more »

Redundant synonyms of decoherence

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Wojciech H. Zurek – the father of decoherence, if we use a somewhat pompous language – wrote an article for Physics Today, Quantum Darwinism, classical reality, and the randomness of quantum jumps, which you will probably be unable to access because the server will probably demand $30 from you and you will probably think that it's too much to pay, especially because you may get older, almost identical texts by the author, as well as a newer 2009 free article in Nature. You know, decoherence is a genuine process. The insights about it are right and probably needed to explain some asp... more »

Behold the newest, fastest, most badass attack helicopter in the world

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The S-97 Raider—Sikorsky new attack helicopter—is out and it is not only gorgeous. It's absolutely badass. It is based in the same technology as their X2 technology demonstrator, which broke the world helicopter speed record in 2010: 260 knots—that's 299.2mph (481.5km/h) vs the 172mph of conventional helicopters. According to Sikorsky's Mike Miller, it "is an all-new helicopter, all-new configuration. We haven't seen something this new in 30 years." The Raider uses counter-rotating rotor blades with a push propeller on the tail. This unique combination allows it to pulverize all sp... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrapup, 10/3/2014"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“WNW 160-ME War, Economy Sours, US Ebola Threat”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “We are headed for a much wider war in the Middle East, and headlines like this one are forecasting it. Speaker of the House John Boehner lays out a case that “Airstrikes Not Enough” to defeat ISIS. Boehner said, “At some point, somebody’s boots have to be on the ground.” ISIS has half of Bagdad surrounded, and I predict the U.S. will send ground troops sooner than later. The coalition is building with countries such as the UK, Belgium and France, but they will not bomb in Syria—only Iraq. I suspect ... more »

Ten Buck Friday: Week Five...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 19 hours ago
Week Five of a Nine Week Mission, to Seek new life for the Senate, to Boldly Throw Out clueless Harry Reid and his equally clueless supporters! Focusing on the Senate races, is it worth ten bucks a week to you (a matinee and a small box of popcorn?) to eliminate Reid's control and give the Senate responsible leadership again? With that in mind, this week we look to the Senate seat in LA. Can you contribute just $10 to Senate candidate Bill Cassidy in his race against Mary Landreu, (D-Washington DC)? *Real Clear Politics* has Cassidy up 1.3 points on the average, and rates the s... more »

This Incredible Wave-Cutting Stealth Ship Could Be The Future Of Naval Warfare

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
A private company has developed what could be the future of naval warfare - a multi-use stealth ship that cuts through waves on blade-like pontoons. Juliet Marine Systems' Ghost exhibits a combination of "stealth fighter aircraft and attack helicopter technologies," and is designed to combat naval swarm attacks of fast enemy boats, waterborne improvised explosives, and piracy. As its name suggests, Ghost is intended to have zero radar signature, and the vessel is supposedly difficult for the enemy to spot, let alone target. Read more

China to buy 700 fifth-generation fighter planes: Report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: J-31A Gyrfalcon]Fifth generation fighter planes are going to be the future of armed forces across the globe. According to a senior defence consultant Edward Hunt, several countries, including India, are pulling out all the stops to bolster their arsenal with the state-of-the-art machines. Hunt, a consultant at Defence and Security, wrote in an article published in UK-based Jane's Defenc e weekly that China is planning to acquire close to 700 5th generation fighter planes. Read more

LCA Navy's second fighter ready to take off

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tejas LCA]India’s second home grown carrier-borne fighter aircraft is expected to fly within a month, but its induction into the Navy is still several years away. “The NP (naval prototype)-2 is now ready. It is undergoing ground testing. The first flight is likely in the next 15-20 days,” K Tamilmani, director general in charge of aeronautical systems at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) told Deccan Herald here. The first Light Combat Aircraft of the Navy, NP 1, flew on April 2012 for 22 minutes after taking off from HAL airport in Bangalore. NP 1 was a t... more »

‘Low’ F-35 price tag is too high

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35C Lightning II]It’s not yet clear exactly how much the Pentagon’s fancy new F-35 combat jet will cost or when any of these stealth fighters will become operational. But the F-35 already shows great promise in the tough competition to become the most expensive weapons program ever undertaken. Because of the jet’s projected eye-popping price tag of up to $344.8 million each, we at Taxpayers for Common Sense have always kept an eye on the F-35. And we were appalled by a request from the Pentagon in early September to shift funds from the so-called Overseas Contingency Opera... more »

Navy to base 100 F-35Cs at Lemoore

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Naval Air Station Lemoore The Navy will base its West Coast F-35Cs at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California, the Navy announced Thursday. A total of 100 F-35C jets will gradually replace 70 aging FA-18 Hornets, increasing the number of aircraft at Lemoore by 30 by 2028, the Navy said, though the number will be similar to 2013 levels. The Navy’s joint strike fighter variant will be assigned in seven Navy Pacific Fleet squadrons of 10 jets each, and a Fleet Replacement Squadron will have 30 jets. Read more

Dutch selling armored vehicles to Estonia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Dutch CV90]The Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands will sell 44 of its new CV90 infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia, it was announced on Thursday. The sale, announced in the Estonian capital of Tallinn during a visit by Dutch Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, comes amid tension in Estonia over Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and machinations elsewhere in that country. "Every day we are witnessing cases that demonstrate that peace is fragile and therefore it is not to be regarded as self-evident," Hennis said. "We cannot sit back and wa... more »

The U.S. President's 'Nuclear Football'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
From the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the nuclear "football." (Jamie Chung) *The Real Story Of The "Football" That Follows the President Everywhere -- Michael Dobbs, Smithsonian Magazine* Take a peek at the mysterious black briefcase that has accompanied every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy It is the closest modern-day equivalent of the medieval crown and scepter—a symbol of supreme authority. Accompanying the commander in chief wherever he goes, the innocuous-looking briefcase is touted in movies and spy novels as the ultimate power accessory, a doomsday... more »

Newport News Shipbuilding Installs USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Anchor on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Although the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2016, its legacy lives on, and so does one of its anchors. Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division recently installed one of Enterprise’s anchors on younger carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). USS Enterprise, originally built by Newport News in the 1960s and refueled for the third and final time in the early ’90s, is currently docked at the shipyard’s Pier 2 for inactivation. After more than 50 years of service, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is being p... more »

Navy Upgrades Maverick Air-to-Ground Missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AGM-65 Maverick]The Navy is upgrading the guidance control systems on its inventory of 500 air-launched AGM-65 Maverick missiles in order to give the weapon semi-active laser targeting technology, Raytheon officials said. The upgrades are converting the Navy’s infrared-guided AGM-65 F-model Mavericks into laser-guided AGM-65 E2 variants. “The enhanced laser Maverick is backward compatible with a number of platforms, including the Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet,” said Gordon McKenzie, Raytheon business development, Maverick. Read more

What it Means That Japanese Forces Can Now Fight Overseas

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]In a decisive move, in July 2014, Japan decided to lift the ban on its armed forces fighting overseas, marking not only the first change to its 70-year-old pacifist constitution but also demonstrating to what extent Asian dynamics in the past decade have been changing. From now, Japanese forces will be able to fight overseas alongside its allies were they to come under attack. In the past, the Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) created at the end of the U.S. occupation of Japan were restricted to deal with internal threats and national disasters, while any ex... more »

Thales refutes new arms deal allegations

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Valour (Meko) class frigate]Thales has emphatically denied allegations that fixer Ajay Sooklal facilitated a R500 000 a year bribe for President Jacob Zuma and arranged perks for him when he faced corruption charges linked to the arms deal. On the weekend the Sunday Times published an article based on documents it obtained which apparently detail Sooklal’s activities as a lawyer and secret fixer for Thales over six years. The newspaper said the documents are transcripts of testimony given under oath before retired Judge Phillip Levinsohn at confidential arbitration hearing... more »

China Conducts Flight Test of New Mobile ICBM

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: DF-31 missile]China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles in a sign that Beijing is increasing its strategic strike capability against the United States. The test of a new DF-31B missile was conducted Sept. 25 from a missile test range in central China. A Pentagon spokeswoman declined to provide details of the test. Read more

More than 100 new nukes in northern waters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Bulava test launch]The Bureau of Arms Control with the U.S. Department of State released the latest exchange of data under the New START treaty with Russia on October 1st. Compared to October 1st 2013, Russia’s number of both deployed nuclear warheads and deployed launchers has increased substantially. The number of deployed ICBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles), SLBMs (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles) and Heavy Bombers (Tu-95 and Tu-160) increased from 473 in the autumn 2013 to 528 this autumn. The increase in deployed nuclear warheads was 243, from 1,400 a yea... more »

Russia's 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War in the Water

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Yasen class SSN]At the time of its breakup, the Soviet Union had the largest navy in the world. After the breakup of the USSR in 1991, Russia inherited the bulk of the Soviet Navy. This didn’t do Russia any great favors as her economy could not support a large fleet. Large numbers of ships, planes and submarines were cast aside, or simply tied up at the dock to rust. Like the rest of the Russian military, what has emerged nearly twenty-five years later is a service equipped with a mix of old, familiar and new. Veterans of the Soviet Navy serve alongside updated designs. Th... more »

Air Show Stages Dramatic Napalm Drop by Fighter Jet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*My Comment:* Marshmallows anyone?

Are you wondering why the BBC's usual anti-Conservative reporting has become that much more aggressive in recent days?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Are you wondering why the BBC's usual anti-Conservative reporting has become that much more aggressive in recent days? The reason is that David Cameron's Conservative Party Conference speech was so well received, especially the part about cutting taxes that the Labour Party had a familiar panic. The BBC so often fulfils the role of the Labour Party's propaganda arm that it upped the anti-Conservative coverage. The BBC seem obsessed by how the Conservatives will fund the tax cut, I don't remember the BBC similarly asking the Labour Party how they would fund their reckless rise in pub... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“Seen as a seagull and a duck, these nebulae are not the only cosmic clouds to evoke images of flight. But both are winging their way across this broad celestial landscape, spanning almost 7 degrees across planet Earth's night sky toward the constellation Canis Major. The expansive Seagull (upper left) is itself composed of two major cataloged emission nebulae. Brighter NGC 2327 forms the head with the more diffuse IC 2177 as the wings and body. Impressively, the Seagull's wingspan would correspond to about 250 light-years at an estimated distance of 3,800 light-years. * Click image... more »

The Poet: Amelia Peart Macdonald, "Upward Reaching"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Upward Reaching"* "The soul of man, to what end is it striving? What is the destiny, what is the goal? This constant upward reaching of the soul– What force behind it does the ceaseless driving? Upward reaching but implies a quest Unending, for the things we deem the best, For that which goes to make the perfect whole– Insatiable striving for a better role. With what speed, then, is man’s success arriving? Endowed with instincts meant to goad him on Toward the infinite, from dawn to dawn, From his struggle, how much good deriving? Man’s speed, or progress, toward that holier sphere, Is... more »

“Staying Afloat: Riding the Wave of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Staying Afloat: Riding the Wave of Life”* by The DailyOm “While riding the wave of life you must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave’s motion. Our lives are continually in motion, buoyed by the wave that is the universe’s flow. As the wave rises and falls, we are carried forward, through life’s high and low points. The universe’s flow may take us to a place in life where we would rather not be. As tempting as it can be to fight the direction and size of this wave that propels us, riding the wave is intended to make life easier. When you ride ... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Dark Angel”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“The Dark Angel”* by Chet Raymo “The American Civil War claimed an estimated 620,000 lives, approximately the same number as in all of the nation's other wars put together. Compared to the size of the country's population, six times as many young men died between 1861 and 1865 as in World War II. Few American families, north or south, were unaffected. Lincoln insisted at Gettysburg "that these dead shall not have died in vain." Drew Gilpin Faust, historian and President of Harvard University, has written a book that tries to measure the effect on the American psyche of the apoca... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Pathetic Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"The pathetic truth is that most people fear genuine independence more than they fear death itself. So desperate are they for "acceptance" and so fearful of being thought "peculiar," they will deny the evidence of their own eyes and mindlessly repeat the lies and ignorance of others. When it comes to a subject like economics or foreign policy, they think: "Oh, that's so hard! I can't understand that. I'll just listen to what the 'experts' say. They know best." - Arthur Silber - http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/

"Knowledge..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.” - Frank Herbert

"A Home Beyond What This World Knows..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"You can chain my body But you cannot chain my soul. You can enslave my body But you’ll never own my soul. You can whip my body, But you cannot touch my soul. For my soul is mightier than your chains, My soul endures all your blows, My soul is eternal, eternally remains, My soul has a home beyond what this world knows. You can imprison my body, but you cannot jail my soul. You can break my body, But you’ll never break my soul. My soul is free as the eagle flying so high, Vast like a dark, starry sky, Deep as the ocean, wider than the sea, My soul is forever, eternally free, my soul is fore... more »

Psychology: “Washing Away Good and Bad Luck: People Believe It Works”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Washing Away Good and Bad Luck: People Believe It Works”* by Science Daily “Do people believe good and bad luck can be washed away? Yes, according to an advanced online publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology that was co-authored by Rami Zwick, a University of California, Riverside marketing professor in the School of Business Administration. Zwick, working with Alison Jing Xu of the University of Toronto, and Norbert Schwarz of the University of Michigan, designed two experiments that showed risk taking depends on whether participants recalled a past episode of good... more »

Four-particle amplitude of \(\NNN=4\) free of power-law singularities

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*...up to all orders in the pertubative expansion...* The first hep-th paper today, On the Singularity Structure of Maximally Supersymmetric Scattering Amplitudes was written by Nima Arkani-Hamed, Jacob L. Bourjaily, Freddy Cachazo, and Jaroslav Trnka and exploits their vast knowledge of the \(\NNN=4\) gauge theory amplitudes that they have accumulated when they were successfully uncovering new methods to calculate them – via recursive relations, twistors, Grassmannians, amplituhedrons, and similar transcendent animals. In this paper, they claim that one-loop, two-loop, as well as ... more »

Is The U.S. Military About To Run Out Of Tomahawk Missiles In it's War Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 23, 2014. The George H.W. Bush and the Philippine Sea are part of Carrier Strike Group 2, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Garst *Defense Leaders Warn of Tomahawk Missile Shortage -- Washington Free Beacon* Military could run out of key weapon in fight against ISIL As the United S... more »

Libya Updates ( October 3 , 2014 ) Latest items of note ...... Libya Suicide Bombers Kill 40 Troops Loyal to Coup General Militias Aim to Seize Airport by Saturday ....... State of play regarding political crisis ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 22 hours ago
Anti War .... Libya Suicide Bombers Kill 40 Troops Loyal to Coup GeneralMilitias Aim to Seize Airport by Saturday by Jason Ditz, October 02, 2014 Print This | Share This Four separate suicide bomb attacks hit the Benina airport today outside of the key Libyan city of Benghazi, killing at least 40 soldiers loyal to former General Khalifa Hifter’s faction, which is attempting to take the country over as well. The Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shura Council claimed credit for the attacks, saying they were carried out with the help of Ansar al-Sharia, the militant faction the US has blam... more »

Ebola Updates ( September 27- 28 , 2014 ) Recent items of note from the news , different perspectives on the current outbreak ....

Catharsis Ours - 22 hours ago
http://en.ria.ru/world/20140927/193358264/Conspiracy-Theories-Help-Fuel-Ebola-Outbreak-in-West-Africa.html Conspiracy Theories Help Fuel Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Topic: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa [image: As the Ebola death toll continues to rise across West Africa, some residents are refusing to go to medical clinics to seek treatment because of widespread conspiracy theories that they are being killed by doctors] As the Ebola death toll continues to rise across West Africa, some residents are refusing to go to medical clinics to seek treatment because of widespread conspiracy... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Johnson, right, returns fire after receiving contact from insurgents during a security patrol in Washir district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2014. Johnson is a machine gunner assigned to 2d Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.

Is North Korea Continuing To Dig 'Invasion Tunnels' To The South?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Is North Korea Still Digging Tunnels To The South? -- Paula Hancocks, CNN* Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- Gen. Hahn Sung-Chu never believed North Korea could dig a tunnel that reached Seoul -- until now. Standing inside a basement of an apartment block in the heart of the capital, the former two-star general in the South Korean military says, "This is a kind of invasion, North Korean soldiers working underneath us." Hahn says residents had complained of underground vibrations, but the subway does not run beneath them. He says dowsers detected three tunnels, 13 to 16 feet (4 to 5 met... more »

Steve Israel Undercuts More Of His Own (Terrible) Recruits

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
As we've been mentioning lately, Steve Israel's abysmal candidate recruitment in targeted districts is resulting in chillingly bad campaigns and horrifying polling. And all that has led, inevitably, to the DCCC cutting their worst candidates loose to sink or swim-- mostly just sink-- on their own. Jerry Cannon (MI), Aaron Woolf (NY) and Ann Callis (IL) were three recent examples of candidates from whom Israel has withdrawn financial backing. And those three are far from the only Red-to-Blue candidates Israel is stiffing this cycle. The DCCC's House Majority PAC, ostensibly control... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Flares are launched from two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, based at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., on Aug. 18. Photograph by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/U.S. Air Force *U.S. Sending A-10 Plane to Combat While Trying to Kill It -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Another batch of Cold War-vintage A-10 “Warthogs” is on its way to Afghanistan, even though the Pentagon says it no longer needs the plane. About a dozen of the snout-nosed “flying guns” will arrive in Afghanistan early this month as part of a six-month deployment for the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard, according to U.S. ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo*: Marines *Pentagon Makes Troops In Fight Against ISIS Eligible For Medals -- The Hill* Pentagon officials on Thursday announced a fix that would make U.S. troops deployed to Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) eligible for certain medals. Officials have decided to treat the new mission in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S. fight against terrorism, for the purpose of awarding honors and medals, according to a report. “Troops deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom are eligible for the Global War on Terror... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Secrets from the Scottish Closet'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
SECRETS FROM THE SCOTTISH CLOSET Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. SEP. 20, 2014. Surprisingly some Canadian Metis support the Scots in their quest for sovereignty. The relationship between the Scots and us is still that of colonizer and colonized. The Scots came over to get “free” Indian land that was advertised by the colony of Canada. It’s time to reveal Scottish

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

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

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

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

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

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

China Tests It's New Mobile ICBM

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
DF-31A mobile missile *China Conducts Flight Test of New Mobile ICBM -- Washington Free Beacon* DF-31B is Beijing’s sixth road-mobile nuclear strike system China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles in a sign that Beijing is increasing its strategic strike capability against the United States. The test of a new DF-31B missile was conducted Sept. 25 from a missile test range in central China. A Pentagon spokeswoman declined to provide details of the test. “We continue to monitor China’s milita... more »

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
One half million people lined the streets and crowded Zocalo Plaza with a heroes welcome in Mexico City at the end of the Zapatista caravan By Brenda Norrell Censored News There are two places in the news that I have loved, one is now a place of tragedy and horror, and the other is a place of valiant courage and hope like none other. The first is Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. On the Zapatista

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

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
From WaPo: Jim Shelton, the deputy secretary and second in command at the U.S. Department of Education, will resign his government job by the end of the year, department officials said Wednesday. Shelton, 47, has held several posts at the department since joining the agency in 2009 and has had a significant influence over the agency’s policies. Shelton ran the department’s innovations program and was a force behind its Promise Neighborhoods, a grant program that gives “cradle to career” help to students in selected poor communities. Shelton grew up in Washington, the son of a cab ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ebola Virus: Pandemic Should Be Treated 'The Same Way' As Threat Posed By Nuclear Weapons, Security Officials Say -- The Independent* *Special report: The Government has admitted that the virus spreading across Africa will 'get worse'* The Ebola virus spreading exponentially across Africa and killing thousands of people “will get worse”, the Government has admitted, amid calls for the full involvement of the international military to contain the disease. Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, said that ministers had been shocked by a prediction from the US pu... more »

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Pacific Climate Warriors will Block the World’s Largest Coal Port By Aaron Packard Indigenous Resistance In October this year 30 Pacific Climate Warriors from 12 different islands will arrive on Australian shores to stand up to the coal and gas industry. We are now excited to announce that on October 17th, the Pacific Climate Warriors will use the canoes they have built to paddle out

"How It Really Is"

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

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A burial team remove a Ebola victim's body from isolation in Sierra Leone *Doomsday Warning: UN Ebola Chief Raises 'Nightmare' Prospect That Virus Could Mutate And Become Airborne - Making It Much More Infectious -- Daily Mail* * UN warns Ebola virus currently plaguing West Africa could become airborne * The longer it moves between human hosts the greater possibility of mutation * The risk grows the longer virus is living within the human 'melting pot' * NGOs have said the Ebola virus is currently infecting five people every hour * More than 3,300 people have died from Ebola since th... more »

birdmen

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

PACIFIC Video Vanuatu: Climate Warriors of Coal Industry

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Vanuatu climate warriors celebrate their traditional canoe which will be part of a flotilla of canoes from 12 Pacific Island nations that will travel to Australia to protest the expanding coal industry.

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters *Goodbye To The Last of Syria’s Good Guys -- Joshua Hersh, Daily Beast* Let’s dispense with wishful illusions. The idealists who started the Syrian revolution have been killed, quieted or forced out of the country. In November of 2012, Iyas Kadouni, an activist from the town of Saraqeb in northwestern Syria, grew disenchanted with the abuses of some rebel brigades in the area. A few days earlier, a YouTube video had been posted online showing rebels beating and executing captive government soldiers, and Kadouni took to Facebook to condemn it. “We don’t want t... more »

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

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*It's all in the hops.* *by Ken* I wouldn't want to suggest that the *only* items my friend and former coworker Paul passes along are beer-related. He covers the field from left-wing politics to pop music to late-night TV talkers to great Shorpy photos of 20th-century America. But let's just say that when Paul *does* pass along a beer-related item, I doubt that anyone on his distribution list is surprised. And this head: "Study: Main Ingredient Found In Beer Can Help Improve Memory"! I can just see Paul's face light up when he glommed onto that one! But by the time he did his e-p... more »

don't drink the kool-aid

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
drinking the kool-aid nightmare in paradise

Bolivia President Morales at UN Climate Summit 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Watch video at link: Press conference and Climate statement http://webtv.un.org/watch/evo-morales-bolivia-press-conference/2688678100001 STATEMENT OF H.E. EVO MORALES AYMA PRESIDENT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA SESSION ON "VOICES OF CLIMATE CHANGE"New York,  September 23, 2014 Brother Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Co-Chair of this thematic discussion, sisters and brothers

The Rise Of The Warlord Era In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Islamic State Leads Mideast Into Warlord Era as Nations Dissolve -- Glen Carey, Bloomberg* The Middle East may be sliding toward a warlord era, with nation-states increasingly struggling to control all their territory and millions living under the rule of emergent local chiefs and movements. Armed irregular forces hold effective power over growing areas of Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya where central government authority barely reaches. Motivated by religious ideology or regional separatism, they have grabbed oil facilities and weapons, imposed taxes or changed school curriculums, ... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Why Rising Interest Rates Will Cripple the Economy" * by Bill Bonner "The Dow fell 238 points yesterday. And Treasury debt rallied. The yield on the 10-year T-note fell the most in nine months – to 2.4%. News reports blamed "geopolitical challenges" in Hong Kong, the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere. That may be part of it. But this is also October – the month QE is expected to end. Between 2009 and 2014, the Fed bought $3.6 trillion of US government and mortgage-related notes and bonds. During that time $5 trillion has been added to the value of the US stock market. And the p... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack In June -- Eli Lake, Daily Beast* Months before the U.S. started bombing Syria, American commandos made detailed plans to hit al Qaeda planners there. But the targeting packages weren’t even sent to the White House. In late June, the U.S. military and the U.S. intelligence community had concluded that a shadowy network of al Qaeda veterans in Syria were planning to attack airliners flying to the United States. Within the American government, the threat was considered serious enough that the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command—t... more »

Colonel Howard McCoy and MJ-12

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
There is another aspect to this MJ-12 nonsense that hasn’t been mentioned and that is Colonel Howard McCoy. Here’s the situation we find ourselves in. In the early 1940s, McCoy was involved in the investigation of the Foo Fighters. In 1946, McCoy was pulling records and observing the Ghost Rockets in Scandinavia and in late 1946, he was tasked with setting up an unofficial investigation into these “aerial phenomena.” And finally, in September 1947, McCoy was the man who drafted the letter signed by Lieutenant General Nathan F. Twining in which it was concluded that the phenomenon w... more »

Supplemental: The elimination of all nonbelievers!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014ISIS, ourselves:* In Tuesday’s New York Times, Roger Cohen authored a column comparing the rise of ISIS to the reign of the Nazi death camps. After quoting Primo Levi on Auschwitz, he made the leap. In the process, he made us think about life as it’s lived over here: COHEN (9/30/14): “There is no why here.” The phrase has been reverberating in me since I watched a henchman of the organization that calls itself Islamic State behead two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and a British aid worker, David Haines. The men had been broken by... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
ISIS-held Syrian oil refineries before and after coalition airstrikes. *US-Led Airstrikes In Syria Are A Dangerous Half-Measure -- Frederic C. Hof, Business Insider/Atlantic Council* The decision of the Obama administration to strike Islamic State targets (as well as some associated with another al-Qaeda derivative) in Syria is laudable. The participation of multiple Arab partners is commendable: the fight against this vacuum-filling band of murderers, torturers, and thieves is, in its essence, an Arab fight against pagan barbarism. To the extent, however, that the number one catal... more »

I had a lenthy argument with myslef

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Which one of us was the crazy fucker? We concluded neither but it was a great discussion nevertheless.

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

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*and this is the smartest man in the room?* Maybe Mooch went to an OB Gynee when she was pregnant, but the rest of us ladies were attended to by OB G-Y-N's. H/T Weasel Zippers

Friday Morning Ramble–The Weekend After the Week After

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: image] Alleged #dirtypolitics by blog overwhelmingly rejected by voters, but drums still beating for censorship of blogs. *Blogs Back on the Agenda* – John Drinnan, HERALD “Cash-strapped, spendthrift council wants to issue its own currency. What could possibly go wrong?” – Bernard Darnton *Citizens could be working for rates* – STUFF And how convenient, just in time to send 800 police out to arrest someone who may or may not have been planning a beheading. *Spooks can monitor all of Aussie net* – STUFF Australia to Legalise Medical Cannabis? *The Federal Government Will... more »

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

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
In another tale of bogus meth madness, Georgia cops arrested and jailed a 23 year old woman because of a suspicion that a residue coated spoon in her car was evidence that she was a drug user. Ashley Gabrielle Huff of Commerce, GA was arrested by Gainesville City police officers during a routine traffic stop after one of the deputy dawgs overreacted in misidentifying the substance on the eating utensil. She was arrested, jailed and then ordered to attend mandatory drug counseling sessions. When she missed a session she was re-arrested and kept in jail for well over a month until t... more »

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

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*All the while propping up their, mutual, phony ISIS pretext* Turkey vows to fight ISIL(S) and guns for Assad’s exit *The real agenda. Same as it ever was. Ousting Assad. * *Turkey will fight against ISIL and other terrorist groups in the region* but will stick to its *aim of seeing* Syrian dictator *Bashar Al Assad removed from power,* Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday . * The aim was always removing Assad. It's never changed. Not once. In all these years.* “We will [also] continue to prioritise *our aim to remove the Syrian regime*, to help protect the territor... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Up To 100 Possibly Exposed To U.S. Ebola Patient; Four Isolated -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Up to 100 people may have had contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four people were quarantined in a Dallas apartment where sheets and other items used by the man were put in sealed plastic bags to prevent infection. Health officials said on Thursday that 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the patient, who flew to Texas from Liberia via Brussels and Washington two weeks ago, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. *Read more* ....*MID... more »

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