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Saturday, October 4, 2014

4 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

Harry Wu, a survivor of 19 years of imprisonme...
Harry Wu, a survivor of 19 years of imprisonment in China, before a press conference on Tuesday. (Nina Lincoff/Medill News Service) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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I'll Be Back -- Vacation, And Computer Issues

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 15 minutes ago
A couple of people who follow this blog have contacted me. Let me assure everyone that I'm still alive and intend to post again, but a few things have gotten in the way lately. *1. Life* Believe it or not, even lowly bloggers have lives, and mine has been nothing short of insane for a couple of years now. I haven't forgotten that the blog is here, but I've been so busy with other things that every day of my life lately has been spoken for. *2. Computer issues* There are apparently people in the world who have two things to do: Jack off, and sit behind a computer for 8 hours a day,... more »

Weingarten Gets Teacher Union on the Tech Bandwagon

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 19 minutes ago
Data mining is big business and your children will be fueling profits for your use of "free ware." Lesson number 1: nothing is free about freeware. This email just arrived in my inbox: Leonie Haimson warns us that a new business that will provide a portal to on-line lessons will be able to data-mine the children's responses: On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Leonie Haimson wrote: I’d like to contact Randi W. about this; please all of you express your concerns and propose questions. The reality is that most “free-ware” that will this will encourage teacher to use in the... more »

McConnell on China: “You Wake Up One Day And Look Around And You Can’t Find A Communist With A Flashlight”

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 41 minutes ago
The *Cincinnati Enquirer* is the dominant newspaper for northern Kentucky and publishes a Kentucky edition every day. This morning’s Mitch McConnell exposé by Curtis Ellis and Harry Wu isn’t only going to be read by folks in Ohio. And the basic premise that Ellis and Wu are making— that McConnell has enriched himself while in the U.S. Senate through his dealings with Communist China— aren’t new to Kentuckians. Even here at *DWT* we’ve been covering McConnell’s funny business with China regularly since 2007. China has funneled immense sums of money into McConnell’s career through ... more »

what i'm reading: the juggler's children by carolyn abraham

laura k at wmtc - 1 hour ago
Unlike most people I know, I have little or no interest in my family's genealogy. I know the general outlines of my family background - where some of my forebears hailed from, and where they settled and what work they did when they emigrated to North America - and that's enough for me. Despite this, I very much enjoyed *The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us* by Carolyn Abraham. If you have a keen interest in family-history searches, you are sure to enjoy this book. *The Juggler's Children* is part travelogue, part quest, and part science l... more »

From Ukraine to Syria: UN's Selective Defense of Human Rights

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
*October 5, 2014* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - For the past several years, the United Nations has served as a platform for Syria's enemies to air allegations of human rights abuses and even attempts to use such allegations to justify military aggression against Syria itself. Tales of "barrel bombs" being used against civilians, the bombardment of enemy positions at the cost of civilian lives and the destruction of vital infrastructure have all been constructs in the West's narrative against the Syrian government. Now that the US is itself bombing Syria, killing Syrians including innocen... more »

We Live in a Beautiful World

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
This week I will be showing my 7th graders this video. They are working on a climate change project and it will be up to them to clean up this mess. I have faith in them.

After A Week Of Victories Islamic State Forces Reportedly On Baghdad's Outskirts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Islamic State Reportedly On Baghdad's Outskirts After Week Of Victories -- Sydney Morning Herald* Irbil, Iraq: Islamic State militants have taken control of key cities in Iraq's western province of Anbar and have begun to besiege one of the country's largest military bases in a weeklong offensive that's brought them within artillery range of Baghdad. IS, also known as ISIS, and its tribal allies have dominated Anbar since a surprise offensive last December, but this week's push was particularly worrisome, because for the first time this ... more »

Weingarten, Broad, and *Collaborative* Privatization

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 2 hours ago
This is a post about two individuals whose actions contribute to the privatization of American public education: billionaire Eli Broad and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten. Weingarten is working in tandem with corporate-driven “reform.” I wish it were not so. However, the evidence of Weingarten’s pro-privatization bent is profound. This […]

The Ebola Crisis Keeps On Growing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*As U.S. Ebola Fears Widen, Reports of Possible Cases Grow -- New York Times* DALLAS — In Washington, a patient who had traveled to Nigeria and who was suspected of having Ebola was placed in isolation at Howard University Hospital on Thursday. In New Haven, two Yale University graduate students plan to sequester themselves when they return this weekend from Liberia, where they have helped the government develop a system to track the Ebola epidemic. And at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, a sick man who had just arrived from Brussels was rushed to a hospital amid... more »

Is The Russian Government Responsible For The Cyber Attack On JP Morgan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*'Russian Hackers' Behind Massive Cyberattack On JP Morgan That Hit 83Million Accounts - And NINE Other Banks Could Have Been Targeted -- Daily Mail* * Names, addresses, phone numbers and emails may have been compromised * Breach affected 76million personal and 7million small business accounts * Sources briefed on attacks say that hackers thought to be Russian * Also said JP Morgan Chase was just one of ten institutions targeted Russian hackers with links to Vladimir Putin's government were behind an enormous cyberattack on JP Morgan Chase this summer, security officials believe - a... more »

ZEROHEDGE: Violence Erupts As Hong Kong's Leader Threatens To Use "All Necessary Measures To Restore Social Order"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
Violence Erupts As Hong Kong's Leader Threatens To Use "All Necessary Measures To Restore Social Order" [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/04/2014 17:00 -0400 Having tried (unsuccessfully) to break up the pro-democracy protesters in the heart of Hong Kong using *local triad gangs* (as opposed to the optics of actual police), it appears the Chinese government is rolling back from its "wait-and-see" approach and becoming more aggressive once again. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, as DPA reports, *demanded protesters end their blockade of majo... more »

Eye of Horus now on the National Mall in Washington....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
*Perhaps there's some creative artists out there will give this a black eye? How'd that be for symbolism? -AK* http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=927 *Must See- 'ALL SEEING EYE' Engraved into the land on the National Mall, D.C. (6 Acres) * Posted By: Susoni Date: Saturday, 4-Oct-2014 20:46:04 How much more blatant can you get?? Think of all the one eyed stances singers use on album covers etc.. 6-acre face looks out from National Mall October 3rd, 2014 (Illuminati All Seeing Eye) WASHINGTON — A new face has appeared on the National Mall. Renowned Cuban-Americ... more »

Ghost of Sunday Classics preview: We said it wasn't over till we heard Bruckner 9

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*by Ken* It's going to be pretty much a quick in and out tonight -- an actual, you know, *preview*. Sunday, as you may have guessed, we finally tackle the Bruckner Ninth Symphony. I still haven't decided whether we're going to do the whole thing in one fell swoop, which is going to make for an extremely large and unwieldy post, because there are any number of issues that come up, or we're going to work our way through the piece in pieces. Either way, here's a preview of what we're going to hear. *IN A NUTSHELL -- THE BRUCKNERNINTH IN UNDER 2½ MINUTES* *BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 ... more »

Sweden Just Recognized Palestine, So Will There Be A Mossad "Lone Nut Gunman" False Flag Soon In Sweden?

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 4 hours ago
Sweden just became the first major European country that is going to recognize the state of Palestine: *Huffington Post: Sweden To Recognize State Of Palestine* Let me refresh your memory on what happened the last time a *Scandinavian* country began getting vocal about being pro-Palestinian: *CAMP IN NORWAY WHERE SHOOTING OCCURRED HAD JUST CONCLUDED PRO-PALESTINIAN RALLY THE DAY BEFORE* *Massacre In Norway: Mossad Strikes Again Under ‘Lone Gunman’ Cover* *BIG DAN'S BIG BLOG July 23, 2011 - The Norway "terror" attack: another FALSE FLAG? Analyzing a current "terror" story in the... more »

Rumors Persist That North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Been Deposed In A Coup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
North Korea has agreed to high-level talks with its southern neighbor. © REUTERS/ KCNA *Top North Korean Officials Meet With South Korean Officials Amid Reports of Internal Coup In The North -- HNGN* In light of Kim Jong-un's month-long reclusiveness and rumors of governmental infighting, three top North Korean leaders made a last-minute visit South Korea on Saturday. It's the highest level face-to-face talks the rival countries have held in five years and, though no major breakthroughs seem to have come out of the meeting which occurred in the South Korean port city of Incheon - ... more »

Three Top North Korean Leaders Pay A Snap Visit To South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*With Kim Out Of Sight, North Korean Top Brass Pay Snap Visit To South -- CNN* Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- With Kim Jong Un out of sight for a month, three North Korean officials popped down to South Korea for a last-minute visit Saturday. And they delivered a diplomatic bonbon. The three officials told South Korea that Pyongyang is willing to hold a new round of high-level meetings between late October and early November, South Korea's Unification Ministry said in a statement Saturday. "Within my memory ... there was never ever such a high-level visit. Never," said North Korea ... more »

Expert Doctor: CDC Is Asleep At The Wheel Or Lying

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Expert Doctor: CDC Is Asleep At The Wheel Or Lying. Source: TheAlexJonesChannel. Date Published: October 3, 2014. Description: * Paul Joseph Watson and David Knight take the studio for Alex Jones and talk with Dr. Gil Mobley about the continued failures of the CDC.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“In this crowded starfield covering over 2 degrees within the high flying constellation Cygnus, the eye is drawn to the Cocoon Nebula. A compact star forming region, the cosmic Cocoon punctuates a long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds. Cataloged as IC 5146, the nebula is nearly 15 light-years wide, located some 4,000 light years away. *Click image for larger size.* Like other star forming regions, it stands out in red, glowing, hydrogen gas excited by the young, hot stars and blue, dust-reflected starlight at the edge of an otherwise invisible molecular cloud. In fact, th... more »

"Only This Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand- and melting like a snowflake..." - Marie Beyon Ray

"Being Human: The Todd Huston Story"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Amazing Story! Todd Huston broke the world record for climbing the highest points in all 50 United States. At 14 years old his legs were severely mangled in a boating accident and Todd died twice on the operating table. At 21 he had his right leg amputated. He is the only leg-amputee to hold an able-bodied world record and this is his inspiring story of how he overcame adversity to set the world record, and he is a really big fan of the Moody Blues. We hope you are inspired! If you want to learn more about Todd Huston, check out his website, www.toddhuston.com." -YouTube. Song: “T... more »

Buzz, Buzz

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 6 hours ago
October 4, 2014 After reading the blog post, “The Buffalo Wind”, over at the Archdruid Report http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/ last Wednesday evening, I reread it over at Resilience.org, while I was there on Thursday, and again (twice) on Friday. No, I have … Continue reading →

James Bond vs The Global Recession

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago

Are Russian President Putin's Days Limited?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
'I promised you we would win. We have won. Glory to Russia,” Vladimir Putin said Sunday after a landslide victory in the Russia's presidential election. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / KREMLIN POOL / DMITRY ASTAKHOV *Russian Tycoon: We Must Prepare For Putin’s Inevitable Downfall -- Josh Rogin, Daily Beast* The man who spent 10 years in prison for crossing Putin says the Russian regime will fall, one way or the other, and those who want a democracy to replace it need to get organized now. In December 2013, when Vladimir Putin released Mikhail Khodorkovsky from prison after 10 years, the... more »

A Metaphor is not a hoe you met before

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Just finished watching Catching Fire. Very subversive. The movie of my youth that most informed me was Billy Jack. Catching fire was way better in every way. I got hope for the UTES of today.

Oct. 5: Canada's outstanding photo of war...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
....hangs in the War Museum in Ottawa. It never fails to move me. It appeared yesterday in Toronto's Globe - and in the National Post and the Star because it's being memorialized this weekend in British Columbia. (Google 'Famous New Westminister war photo to be memorialized' to see it.) It's early in the war, and a long column of Canadian soldiers is marching to training camp. A mother and her five year old son watch them pass, and the boy breaks away to reach a hand out to his father, who shifts his rifle to his left hand so he can reach back with his right hand to his son. You rea... more »

Corporate Bailout for Ohio’s Weakest Incumbent, Dave Joyce

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Despite recent ratings changes to the contrary, Congressman Dave Joyce is in trouble in Ohio’s 14th District. Defending Main Street Super PAC, a corporate backed special interest group funded by former 14th District Congressman turned lobbyist, Steve LaTourette, just swooped in with a $67,000 TV buy to bail out Joyce. It’s no surprise that Joyce is in trouble, given that OH-14 is a true swing district, voting for Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown 48-47% in 2012, and polling shows Congressman Joyce is vulnerable to defeat from a Democratic challenger. Joyce has built virtually... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Thanks for stopping by.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean." - Anna Freud

"A Moment With Nature"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity...and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself." - William Blake


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean." - Anna Freud

Derrick Jensen, "Playing for Keeps"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Playing for Keeps"* Would we listen to nature if our lives depended on it? By Derrick Jensen "People who read my work often say, 'Okay, so it’s clear you don’t like this culture, but what do you want to replace it?' The answer is that I don’t want any one culture to replace this culture. I want ten thousand cultures to replace this culture, each one arising organically from its own place. That’s how humans inhabited the planet (or, more precisely, their landbases, since each group inhabited a place, and not the whole world, which is precisely the point), before this culture set ab... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Again?" It never stopped. They will, and it'll happen...

"A Superb Meteor..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London

“Boots Are On The Ground”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Boots Are On The Ground”* by Terri Barnes "When the President of the United States promises America will have "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, military members and their families don't take that phrase literally. He can't be saying that no American soles will touch the soil of either nation, because they already do. Do most Americans know this statement is about mission, not actual footwear location? Do they know he means "no combat mission"? Military families do. They know plenty of boots- combat or otherwise- belonging to people they know and love are on the ground ri... more »

"A Superb Meteor..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Why all of a sudden this unrest and confusion. (How solemn the faces have become). Why are the streets and squares clearing quickly, and all return to their homes, so deep in thought? Because night is here but the barbarians have not come. And some people arrived from the borders, and said that there are no longer any barbarians. And now what shall become of us without any barbarians? Those people were some kind of solution." - Constantine P. Cavafy, (1904) "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed- and hence clamorous to be led to safety- by menacing it with ... more »

Kristen Buras on the Troubling Charter Plans for Nashville Metro

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
from the Tennessean: The proposal to create an all-choice zone in East Nashville is concerning. For the past decade, I have studied New Orleans, the nation's first all-charter school district. The attempt to turn around neighborhood schools by closing them and opening charters caused greater harm than Hurricane Katrina. I fear the same destructive "reforms" will strike Nashville. In 2005, Louisiana's state-run Recovery School District (RSD) assumed control of most public schools in New Orleans and handed them over for private management and profit making by "nonprofit" charter scho... more »

Georgia Drug Task Force Raids Retiree Over Okra Plants

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 8 hours ago
There must be something strange about the water these days in the great state of Georgia. Right on the heels of the the woman who was thrown into jail over dried SpaghettiOs , news has come out about an overzealous drug task force raid against a retired man over his okra plants. When it comes to strange tales Georgia ranks right up there with the much larger California, Florida and Texas as national leaders and in the “Peach State” it *always* seems to involve the cops. According to the website of Atlanta’s WSB-TV in a story entitled “Okra mistaken for pot in man’s garden”: *A Ca... more »

Eye of Horus in 1920s Era Bible

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
My cousin posted this to Facebook, its my a page from my grandparents family Bible from the Montana homestead, its a temperance (obstaining from alcohol) pledge (unsigned) which has the Eye of Horus as plain as day at the top... Illuminati have been around a long time....


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/hackers-attack-cracked-10-banks-in-major-assault/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1& *Hackers’ Attack Cracked 10 Financial Firms in Major Assault* By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN, NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER OCTOBER 3, 2014 9:39 PM The huge cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase that touched more than 83 million households and businesses was one of the most serious computer intrusions into an American corporation. But it could have been much worse. Questions over who the hackers are and the approach of their attack concern government and ... more »

"Mundus Vult Decipi, Ergo Decipiatur..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur," a Latin phrase, means "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." The saying is ascribed to Petronius, a Roman satirist from the first century, CE. "The pontifex maximus Scævola thought it expedient that the people should be deceived in religion; and the learned Varro said plainly, that "there are many truths, which it is useless for the vulgar to know; and many falsities which it is fit the people should not suppose are falsities." Hence comes the adage "Mundus vult decipi, decipiatur ergo." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mundus_vul... more »

Neuroscience: "What Is the 'Uncanny Valley?'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"What Is the 'Uncanny Valley?'"* by National Science Foundation Staff "Princeton University researchers have come up with a new twist on the mysterious visual phenomenon experienced by humans known as the "uncanny valley." The scientists have found that monkeys sense it too. The uncanny valley, a phrase coined by a Japanese researcher nearly three decades ago, describes that disquieting feeling that occurs when viewers look at representations designed to be as human-like as possible—whether computer animations or androids—but somehow fall short. Movie-goers may not be familiar wit... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Crystal Healing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Crystal Healing” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr97g73mFS4

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Dawning is the Day”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Dawning is the Day” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRBSsyowtVc

More evidence that the U.S. goverment is bribing (or threatening) journalists and newscasters to report government lies as the god's truth. Gullible Americans believe them. So if they report that there are very bad guys in country x, the public is 100% behind to call to send in our troops. Get into a nuclear war with Russia that would kill off the entire human race? They'll be cheering for that too...

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 9 hours ago
------------------------------ *Top German Editor: CIA Bribing Journalists* RI Staff Original Here *This is Germany's largest, most serious newsweekly.* *The headline reads "Stop Putin Now",* *and shows pictures of the victims of MH17.* *Their coverage of Russia over the years* *has read like a US state department memo.*Members of the German media are paid by the CIA in return for spinning the news in a way that support US interests, and some German outlets are nothing more than PR appendage... more »

The Million Man March - Esoteric Washington

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
"Now, where are we gathered? We're standing at the steps of the United States Capitol. I'm looking at the Washington Monument and beyond it to the Lincoln Memorial and beyond that, to the left, to your right, the Jefferson Memorial. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of these United States, and he was the man who allegedly freed us. Abraham Lincoln saw in his day what President Clinton sees in this day. He saw the great divide between black and white. Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton see what the Kerner Commission saw 30 years ago when they said that this nation was moving tow... more »

The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose - Always assume nothing is safe and understand security is a fiction for the average individual....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 10 hours ago
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/usb-security/ Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken - BY ANDY GREENBERG - 07.31.14 | - 3:00 AM | - PERMALINK - Share on Facebook 11.0k - - - inShare1,880 - [image: tumbdrive, data. Photo: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED] Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the next digita... more »

Singing Your Own Praises for Your Supper

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
Here's the latest from the Bizarro World of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance: While I still haven't been able to reach anyone or get my messages answered by this bloated and glacially slow bureaucracy, we got a sheaf of paperwork in the mail today. Apparently, the reason why they'd cut us off with two days' notice was because when we'd re-certified last month, they never sent us paperwork to fill out to enroll in a mandatory job search/training program. Now, theoretically, I was also supposed to do this when I was on UI until April 2011. And tha... more »

Secret Service chief Pierson resigns amid security breach scandal

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
http://news.yahoo.com/secret-service-chief-pierson-resigns-amid-security-breach-scandal-193210189.html *Secret Service chief Pierson resigns amid security breach scandal* *DHS secretary says independent panel will review Sept. 19 fence-jumping incident* By Olivier Knox October 1, 2014 3:32 PMYahoo News . U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, appointed to fix the embattled agency in the wake of a scandal in which agents consorted with prostitutes in Colombia, has resigned, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Wednesday. Pierson “offered her resignation, and I a... more »

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Updates ( October 4 - 5 , 2014 ) Fukushima To Be Hit By Typhoon Phanfone , Causing Ocean Contamination: Tepco ..... Stated another way ---- Fukushima No. 1 at risk of 26-meter tsunami: Tepco ....... Items of note from Energy News.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 11 hours ago
Typhoon going to hit Fukushima nuclear site...... http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/04/national/fukushima-no-1-at-risk-of-26-meter-tsunami-tepco/#.VDAu6CldWI0 An aerial photo taken by the land ministry shortly after the March 11, 2011, earthquake shows tsunami reaching the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. land ministry/kyodo NATIONALFukushima No. 1 at risk of 26-meter tsunami: Tepco JIJI - OCT 4, 2014 ARTICLE HISTORY - PRINT - SHARE - Tokyo Electric Power Co. has warned its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could be hit by tsunami as high as 26.3 meter... more »

Gold News and Views ( October 4- 5 , 2014 ) Things to read over the weekend from GATA , Ed Steer and Jesse !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 11 hours ago
GATA ...... Koos Jansen: 39 tonnes of gold left New York Fed in July and August Submitted by cpowell on Fri, 2014-10-03 14:29. Section: Daily Dispatches 10:30a ET Friday, October 3, 2014 Dear Friend of GATA and gold: Gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports today that 24 tonnes of gold have been listed as withdrawn from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in July and another 15 tonnes in August, presumably part of the German Bundesbank's repatriation program. Jansen's commentary is posted at Bullion Star here: https://www.bullionstar.com/article/new%20york%20fed%20gold... more »

Hong Kong Strikes Back - West Attempts to Spin Growing Anti-Occupy Movement

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
*October 4, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The tides are turning against US-funded mobs in the streets of Hong Kong amid the so-called "Occupy Central" protests, as increasingly impatient residents and business owners come out into the streets to confront protesters. At times outnumbering and overwhelming the "Occupy Central" protesters, the movement represents residents, business owners, and by-standers attempting to restore normality to Hong Kong's streets after the government and police have so far been unable to do so. *Image: Within articles claiming an ongoing and growing ba... more »

Florida Fall

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 11 hours ago
By Capt. Fogg Florida falls into autumn with a sense of change you may not see in the weather or the falling of leaves or ripening fruit, but feel in an easing of pressure a thinning of the still hot air, The odor of this morning is different. Something is coming soon. Black vultures in a tree wait. Osprey on white wings screams a warning.

'Today' on Alan Henning's murder

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I was rather taken aback by Mishal Husain on this morning's *Today. * Given that another British hostage has been murdered by Islamic State, and that the first British hostage was murdered before Britain decided to join in the airstrikes on IS, it was surprising to hear her so strongly pushing the jihadists' own line of reasoning in both her interview with Frank Gardner (7.10) and John Simpson (8.10) - Is there a reference in the video to British involvement in the airstrikes? - There is a reference, John, in this latest video to airstrikes, to British involvement. Do you think t... more »

No, Lindsey Graham Would NOT Be The First Gay President

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Yesterday Lindsey Graham said— with a straight face— that after he beats the hapless conservative Democrat running against him in November, Brad Hutto, he would start seriously exploring a run for the presidency. Although he went out of his way to declare Marco Rubio too young, inexperienced and unqualified for the job, what most people walked away talking about was “Oh, the first gay president.” But even if Lindsey were to win the Republican nomination, which is inconceivable, and then go on to beat Hillary, even less likely, he still wouldn’t be the first gay president. Forget ... more »

Supplemental: The New York Times profiles an outstanding teacher!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014Plus, North Carolina third grade:* In yesterday’s New York Times, columnist Jim Dwyer profiled Deb Fisher, an outstanding public school teacher. More precisely, Fisher is an occupational therapist at Public School 333, the Manhattan School for Children. Dwyer profiled Fisher because she’s now serving a 30-day suspension without pay, thanks to what Dwyer calls “a story of an almost unfathomably mindless school bureaucracy at work.” If you’re interested in that particular bungling, you can read Dwyer’s full column. We thought we’d highlight one parent’s ass... more »

Obama: It's your fault if your health care costs have gone up...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*is it possible to speak for 5 minutes and say absolutely nothing (except for some dissembling lies?)* Obama tells the general manager at Millennium Steel that his company's health costs are rising because he's not "shopping correctly." He claims Obamacare has signed up 10 million people - a figure pulled out of thin air. Ask yourself how many of those people are on Medicaid. Then ask yourself who is paying subsidies for the others. If you're having trouble coming up with an answer (not that I think my above average readers will have a problem with the questions), allow me to help... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
I was mentioned in the Long War Journal’s “Islamic State assaults Baiji oil refinery” by Caleb Weiss. I was cited in "Why UK warplanes are struggling to find targets in Iraq" by Shashank Joshi in the BBC.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*New Orleans area hurricane levees to be armored with reinforced turf mat, grass ~Mark Schleifstein*

Revisiting " forgotten news " October 4 , 2014 ( Malaysian Airline Flight 370 , Malaysia Airline Flight 17 , Newtown Shootings , Boston Bombings ) ....... Just the News and Views that might have passed by without being noted !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
Into the worm hole..... Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Disappearance ..... *bassbaby* ‏@sthjbass 5m5 minutes ago Why has no one bothered to raise the airliner wreckage in the Bay of Bengal? http://news.yahoo.com/huge-search-ar ea-mapped-mh370-hunt-resuming-055544313.html …. Isn't this news that should be checked? Yahoo News [image: View this content on Yahoo News's website] With huge search area mapped, MH370 hunt resuming SYDNEY (AP) — After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers l... more »

Hong Kong Democracy Protests -October 1 , 2014 / September 30 , 2014 - Protesters stand their ground for another day ! Top tweets !

Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
October 1 , 2014..... *SCMP News* ‏@SCMP_News 2m2 minutes ago Beijing ordered CY Leung to halt #OccupyHongKong protests in a "peaceful way", report says http://f.sc.mp/DA1Wl7w [image: Embedded image permalink] *SCMP News* ‏@SCMP_News 3m3 minutes ago Hong Kong students vow to occupy government buildings if CY Leung does not resign by Thursday http://f.sc.mp/IpteTnC [image: Embedded image permalink] *Al Jazeera EnglishVerified account*‏@AJEnglish Activists promise that today's rallies in #HongKong will be the biggest so far | Follow our live blog for updates: h... more »

Ravitch and Cody Host Another Talkfest As Wall Street Charter Organizers Put Thousands in the Streets

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
In the wake of the hedge funders' loud pro-charter demonstration last week in New York, the unending talkathon that is the Network for Public Education will host another, what else, information session in Brooklyn on October 11. Will Randi be Ravitch's surprise guest to whip up the crowd for Common Core? Does anyone believe that the education genocide will end without non-violent resistance and civil disobedience? If you do, I suggest you send Anthony Cody a check to put your beliefs into non-action.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
As the latest horrific news sinks in, here are the headlines across the British media at 3.30 pm on Saturday 4 October 2014: *The Sun*: Brit hostage Alan Henning beheaded *Daily Telegraph*: Government 'could have done more' to save Alan, says brother-in-law *Daily Express*: I don't think they did enough' Relative of Alan Henning slams UK government over death *Guardian*: UK failed Alan Henning, says brother-in-law BBC News: UK 'should've done more' for Henning *Daily Mail*: 'I hope the scum get what's coming to them': Family of Alan Henning speak of fury at Jihadi John after he ... more »

EBOLA Study: Ebolavirus Can Live on Surfaces for UP TO 3 WEEKS

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 14 hours ago

Ebola On The Backs of ISIS

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
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Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
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JP Morgan Cyber Attack Updates ( October 4 , 2014 ) July - mid August 2014 attack timeframe ........ Allegedly Linked to Russians - what does this mean considering US policy endorsing preemptive rather reactive response to perceived cyber terror attacks ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
*Mashable* ‏@mashable 14h14 hours ago What you need to know about the *JPMorgan* Chase *cyberattack* http:// on.mash.to/ZD8eCO Mashable [image: Image preview] What You Need to Know About the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack By Mashable @mashable View on web *Sky News* ‏@SkyNews Oct 3 *JPMorgan* *Cyber*-*Attack* Hits 83m Bank Accounts http:// news.sky.com/story/1346762/jpmorgan-cyber-attack-hits-83m-bank-accounts … *Huffington Post* ‏@HuffingtonPost Oct 2 *JPMorgan* data breach hit more than half of all households in America http://huff.to/1rQRxOW HuffPostBiz [image: View this ... more »

Florida Preparing Thousands of New Tests

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Will students, parents, school boards, and teachers finally say ENOUGH? Florida school district officials are writing thousands of new exams to administer to students this school year. The effort to create end-of-course tests in subjects not evaluated at the state level, is causing more parents, and local education officials to call for a time out on testing. Tallahassee mom Elizabeth Overholt is fed up. “It’s a complete mess to start with," she says about the current state of Florida's school accountability system. Overholt is part of a growing movement of parents across the stat... more »

Orioles Take First Two Playoff Games

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Go O's!

First Ever Live Birth After Live-donor Uterus Transplantation in Gothenburg, and Six More Chances Awaiting

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 15 hours ago
So, perhaps some of you remember reporting and commenting somewhat a few years back (here and here) on the Gothenburg Live-donor Uterus Transplant Project at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy at my university, lead by Mats Brännström, and since then successful transplant-procedures have been reported (here and here), to be followed by attempts to establish pregnancies. Late yesterday night, the embargo was lifted on the *Lancet* article reporting the first live birth within this project, which is also the first such case ever. The child and the mother a... more »

EPIC DISPLAY of Underground Gas-Line Markers: Huh?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
I dithered over whether to give this lame-ass demonstration any attention, then my early-Saturday-morning craving for snark kicked in. First, the only MSM coverage of this EPIC DISPLAY I could find is here (this is the entire story; emphasis mine). Volunteers set up 100,000 blue and pink flags on Parliament Hill Thursday morning. Pro-life group "WeNeedALaw" says they represent the number of abortions in Canada each year. They say they want to pressure the Canadian government to introduce a national abortion law, as the country hasn't had one since 1988. Mike Schouten, director of... more »

War: The Ultimate Wedge

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.ipolitics.ca/ Stephen Harper planned to win the next election on the economy and tax cuts. But his numbers have tanked for a year. And the latest EKOS poll reveals that the Liberals are where his was when he won his coveted majority. So a change of plan is in order. Ever the opportunist, Harper has found his issue: War. It's the ultimate wedge. Michael Harris writes: But think about it for a moment. Does the U.S. really need the help of military gnats like Estonia to deal with insurgents without an air force? Does it r... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Last night this entire blog was deleted by Google. It was an error .... but for those who may have gone online last night and noticed that this blog no longer existed .... rest assure .... that is not the case. To say that I was surprised last night when I noticed that I no longer exist is an understatement. Fortunately .... there is a happy ending .... and everything has just been restored. There are over 60,000 posts in the blog. Over the years it has had over 4,000,000 visitors and 10,000,000 plus page views .... and it is still growing. The visitors to this blog includes everyon... more »

Mikey Suits Grimm Goes There... Speculates On What Happens When He Goes To Prison Next Year

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
NY-11 should be the kind of district the DCCC should be able to target with a good recruit, make sure he’s well-financed and move on to more difficult districts. NY-11 has a PVI of R+2, although the calculations are off and it’s actually a PVI of zero now. In 2008 McCain beat Obama 118,112 (51%) to 112,044 (48%) but there have been big changes in the district— and in a good way. More immigrants and young people have registered to vote and in 2012 Obama was up big; he beat Romney 110,088 (52%) to 100,811 947%). Republican performance was down by 17,301 voters, a signal of trouble to... more »

Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
US running for cover as their 'war on ISIS' not going well so they blame their allies. The truth is that the US has been training, funding, arming, and directing the so-called "Syrian rebels" for the past couple of years. This kind of hypocrisy is typical in Washington - start wars and blame others.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*6 Steps to Subtract 2 Numbers: Common Core Homework in 1 Photo* For third-graders learning Common Core math in Georgia, there are four ways to subtract—and only four ways allowed. The picture above is just one of the methods for subtraction under Common Core straight from RedState editor in chief Erick Erickson’s third-grade daughter’s math book. Missing from the four methods: borrowing and carrying numbers. You know, the old-fashioned-taught-the-same-way-for-decades-granny-method-not-approved-by-bureaucrats subtraction. According to this third-grade textbook, students must ta... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*RFK Jr. has a new target for his boiling hate* *And see below how it boils! Now he wants companies banned. Even if someone took up his idea, they would be unlikely to succeed before the courts. Meanwhile his accusation that skeptical groups are "snake pits for sociopaths" sounds actionable to me. A big damages award against a Kennedy would be fun. The Koch Bros. would have standing to sue* Hysterics at the right-wing think tanks and their acolytes at The Washington Times, talk radio and the blogosphere, are foaming in apoplexy because I supposedly suggested that "all climate de... more »

AmCham Taichung Walkathon

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
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KMT cranks up the heat on Ko in Taipei

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*A gun position above Keelung.* Non-aligned candidate for mayor Ko Wen-je, who is supported by the pan-Green side, is feeling the heat from the KMT. It was totally predictable that the KMT would create some corruption charge against Ko, a constant tactic in their major campaigns. Remember the ridiculous accusations against Tsai Ing-wen in the 2012 election? That one featured the same one-two punch of accusations originating with the KMT being investigated by the government investigation apparatus. In Ko's case first came accusations about accounts from his hospital days, and then g... more »

Iraq / Syria Updates ( October 4- 5 , 2014 ) -- Biden Accuses Saudis, Turkey of Starting Syria Proxy War Allies the 'Biggest Problem' for US in Syria ( Biden offers up some revisionist history ) ...... US Long War against ISIS just getting cranked up , even as ISIS adapts to airstrikes and changes tactics .......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Anti War..... Biden Accuses Saudis, Turkey of Starting Syria Proxy WarAllies the 'Biggest Problem' for US in Syria by Jason Ditz, October 03, 2014 Print This | Share This In comments yesterday at the Kennedy School, Vice President Joe Biden said the United States’ biggest problem in the Syria war has been their allies, singling out Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Biden said those nations had “poured hundreds of millions of dollars” into trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad and in the process had created a “proxy Sunni-Shia war” in the region. “The Turks, we... more »

Earl Nightingale - The Strangest Secret in the World. This can change your life. Understand The Truth.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 16 hours ago
Understand the Strangest Secret. Why one man does well and another does not, yet they come from the same circumstances in the beginning. I am going to continue putting what the real truth is on the blog. I am doing this so people can understand the Truth, and to change not just our own lives, but to change the world. All it takes is a small percentage of people, vibrating the Truth... more

GAIA PORTAL: Procurements of consciousness upgrades continues at this moment throughout the Gaia planetary councils

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Procurements of consciousness upgrades continues at this moment throughout the Gaia planetary councils* by ÉirePort Procurements of consciousness upgrades continues at this moment throughout the Gaia planetary councils. Established formulas for advancements (so-called) are failing at increasing velocities and will not be continued. All consciousness levels on all dimensions are elevating at this moment, in spite of visible-to-eyes appearances. Chaotic nodes appear in exponentially increasing numbers throughout the cosmos, and in particular, the Gaia consciousness sphere. Such ... more »

Space Week Message from Sweden

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
October 4, 2014 On behalf of the Swedish Peace Committee I extend our support for Keep Space for Peace Week. We hope it will be a success in spreading awareness and lead to strengthened mobilization for peace. Today is Global Action Day Against Drones. There will be activities in Stockholm and Kiruna today and during the coming week. It is inspiring to see the myriad of activities in other countries which are listed on the Space4Peace site. Even if we are not flying kites this week some of us will be meeting in Gothenburg to formulate and launch activities to resist parliamenta... more »

Comedy from the Media: "It could only happen at a Hong Kong protest"

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Crowds in the Kaohsiung HSR station.* Taiwan, ignored as always by the international media. Lots of Taiwan watchers laughing at the international media this week.... BBC, clearly in some deep black hole of editorial and institutional amnesia, makes a list of all things you'd only see in a Hong Kong protest. *Doing your homework* Perhaps it isn't actually anarchic but it is definitely one of the biggest protests in Hong Kong for years. And yet students - some of whom were at the vanguard of this movement - find time to sit down and do their homework. Richard Frost for Bloomberg Ne... more »

Xi and the Politics of Resentment

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*A ladybug poses for me.* A post highlighting the resentment of Chinese toward Hong Kong made the rounds of the intertubes and was even mentioned in Foreign Policy mag online... It translated a portion of a post in Chinese that noted: Part One – Let’s take a look at what the mother country has done for Hong Kong: 1. With respect to politics, China has strictly implemented the ‘one country, two systems’ policy, and resolutely stuck to it. Also China has not implemented any of its national law in Hong Kong, meaning Hong Kong has enjoyed high autonomy, an independent judiciary system... more »

Beijing Blows up US' Taiwan Policy in Hong Kong

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*A hearty east coast greeting at a mantou shop.* A couple of commentators are out in front advocating that US Taiwan policy needs to change. Denny Roy in The Diplomat observes that Taiwan: a status upgrade is now available: Such an upgrade of U.S.-Taiwan relations is overdue. Now is a good time to implement it. Not only is the usual worry about hurting U.S.-China relations dormant, but additionally an improvement in U.S.-Taiwan relations, one of Beijing’s biggest fears, would signal to the Chinese government that outlaw behavior will not serve China’s interests. Roy noted that the... more »

Saturday Interview: Eddie Truman

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
Eddie Truman is a long-stnading activist from Edinburgh who cut his political teeth in all the major political battles of the 1980s and early 90s. Latterly he was very active in the Yes movement. You can follow Eddie on Twitter here. - Do you regularly read blogs? If so, which ones? I've read Richard Seymour's for years and have learned more from it than all my formal education put together; yours, and Lallands Peat Worrier's. - You did used to blog many moons ago. Why did you stop? Events. - Have you ever been tempted to give it another try? Yes. - Do you find social media usef... more »

Poland ‘Satisfied’ With US Decision to Sell 40 Missiles to Warsaw: Defense Minister

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AGM-158 JASSM]Poland is "satisfied" with the United States' decision to sell 40 US-made AGM-158 joint air-to-ground standoff missiles to Warsaw, Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak said Friday, as quoted by the Polish Press Agency (PAP). "I'm very satisfied with the fact that the American authorities have decided on all the procedural matters very quickly. We remember the situation with Finland which has waited for eight years for a decision to be made," Siemoniak said. On Thursday, the US embassy in Warsaw said that US authoritie... more »

US Air Force again seeks to upgrade B-52H radars

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: B-52H Stratofortress]The US Air Force is breathing new life into an effort to upgrade the radar systems in its fleet of Boeing B-52H bombers initially announced four years ago. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) on 23 September announced it was seeking technical, performance and cost information for radar systems to replace the Northrop Grumman APQ-166 strategic radars first fielded in the 1950s and most recently upgraded in the 1980s. The request for information (RFI) will inform a formal analysis of alternatives (AoA) of radar modernisation options for the... more »

Islamic State Group Downs Iraqi Attack Helicopter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mi-35 Hind]Islamic State group militants armed with a rocket launcher shot down an Iraqi military attack helicopter Friday, killing two pilots and raising new worries about their ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing U.S.-led airstrikes. The Mi-35 helicopter crashed outside the town of Beiji, 200 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad and home to Iraq's largest oil refinery, authorities said. Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari told state-run Iraqiyya TV that the crash killed the helicopter's two pilots and that authorities had begun an investigation. An ... more »

Russian Fighter Jet Flies Within Feet Of Swedish Plane In What Officials Call ‘Provocative’ Act Of Agression

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Russian fighter jet]A Russian fighter jet reportedly flew within 50 feet of a Swedish airplane, part of what officials call a pattern of increasingly aggressive behavior from Russian jets. This week, Swedish agency FRA released a photo showing a Russian SU27 fighter aircraft flying within just feet of the Swedish plane’s wing. In a statement, FRA said that Russian jets have been more aggressive in the air and that the latest incident was “unusually provocative.” The Swedish agency did not share details about when the Russian fighter jet incident took place. Read more

Michael Hastings - CIA Swiss Banks - funding Terror Groups

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
prior to his death murder, Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings was working on... *you can't even make this shit up any more*. CIA Swiss Banks funding Terror Groups. Brand new testimony from an industry insider. *Scott Bennett is a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer (11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command), and a global psychological warfare-counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.* [source CAMELOT] Speaking to Kerry Lynn Cassidy of Project Camelot, Scott Bennett discusses his book SHELL ... more »

These Photos Prove F-117 Stealth Jets Still Fly at Tonopah 6 years After Retirement

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-117 with drogue chute]The images in this post were shot on Sept. 30, at around 11.00AM, from Brainwash Butte. Although much distorted by the high temperature and distance, they clearly show an F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Jet operating at the Tonopah Test Range, in Nevada. The aircraft reportedly flew on both Sept. 29 and 30. Even though flights of the Black Jets have been documented a few times on video past its official retirement in 2008, these are the first images that prove the stealth plane, most probably two of them, since, according to the contributor who sent us the bl... more »

U.S. Struggles With Networking Issues, Including 5th to 4th Gen

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-15C Talon HATE]While operational commanders try to target an elusive enemy from the air over Iraq and Syria, senior U.S. commanders and aerospace academics are wrestling with an associated question: how to take advantage of tremendous advances in information networking to prosecute modern air campaigns. During the recent Air Force Association (AFA) conference, the shortcomings of current military air systems networking were explored in some frank comments during a panel session entitled “The Combat Cloud,” and in other discourse. “As we speak, the Marines are running aro... more »

To Boost Strike Force, UK Delays Retiring Jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tornado GR4]The British government has temporarily reprieved a Tornado GR4 strike squadron from the scrap heap in order to maintain sufficient numbers of aircraft for a sustained campaign against the Islamic State. Prime Minister David Cameron announced that 2 Squadron, which had been slated to stand down next March, will remain operational for another 12 months. Speaking during an Oct. 2 visit to the British base at Akortiri, Cyprus, Cameron also said that two more Royal Air Force Tornados would join the six now striking Islamic State targets in Iraq. Read more

El mundo según Monsanto. En español y completo.

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
El mundo según Monsanto. En español y completo. Documental que denuncia los efectos negativos que provocan los productos agroquímicos y las semillas de soja transgénica que comercializa la empresa más grande del mundo del sector. En síntesis, expone la cara más oscura de la lógica económica neoliberal, a través de la realidad agrícola de América del Norte y del Sur, especialmente de Argentina. Hoy Monsanto es el primer semillero de soja, maíz, algodón y productor de agroquímicos del mundo. Quien dice semilla, dice Monsanto, pero también dice alimentos. Es la empresa norteameric... more »

The World According To Monsanto - Full Length Documentary

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
[image: Foto: Free movie night! THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (109 Minutes, 2008) is a must-watch documentary. Originally released in French as Le Monde Selon Monsanto, the film is based on Marie-Monique Robin’s three-year long investigation into the corporate practices around the world of the United States agrichemical giant, Monsanto. The World According to Monsanto is also a book written by Marie-Monique Robin, winner of the Rachel Carson Prize (a Norwegian prize for female environmentalists), which has been translated into many languages. Let’s let the world know of the insid... more »

Admiral gives new helicopter his approval

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AW159 Wildcat]The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas has taken his first flight in the Navy's latest helicopter, in the Somerset skies. He was visiting Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, home of the Maritime version of the Wildcat helicopter, and home of the new Wildcat Training Centre yesterday. Sir George joined pilot Lieutenant Simon Wilson and Lieutenant Commander Mike Wingfield, observer, on a demonstration flight. Read more

Graphs at a glance: When it comes to the election once again "It's the economy, stupid" that should decide it. Not the national economy, but the economies of individual families.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 20 hours ago
According to a report produced by the UK Parliament immediately after the Scottish Independence Referendum of September 2014, the strongest correlation with voting "Yes" to escape the grasp of the United Kingdom was unemployment. The higher the percentage of people claiming out-of-work benefits, the higher the "Yes" vote for independence. As Bill Clinton realised, when he won the 1992 US

Huge military exercise to begin in Moray

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Europe's largest military exercise is gearing up to take place off the coast of Scotland from this weekend, with aircraft already arriving at RAF Lossiemouth in preparation. Joint Warrior is a multi-national exercise, which incorporates the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. The exercise begins tomorrow (Saturday) and will engage more than 22 warships and submarines, 52 fixed wing aircraft, and a total of nearly 3,500 personnel from the various participating nations. Read more

Mystic arrives at new home

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mystic (Navy DSRV 1)]Mary Ryan and Jennifer Heinzelman watched for the arrival of their new artifact with the excitement of art museum curators waiting for the arrival of a Rembrandt or Van Gogh. Their latest artifact is indeed a masterpiece — not of art, but of life-saving technology. The newest addition to Ryan and Heinzelman’s collection is Mystic, one of two Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles, or DSRVs, developed by Lockheed for the U.S. Navy. The 49-foot, 38-ton submarine-shaped vessel was launched in 1970 and retired in 2008, when it was succeeded by the Submarine Rescue... more »

Enlisted women to begin serving on submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Senior enlisted female sailors]The Navy plans to begin putting senior enlisted female sailors on submarines in December, officials announced on Friday. The women will first be integrated onto ballistic missile submarines, which are larger than fast attack submarines, said Navy Cmdr. Renee Squier, head of the Office of Women's Policy for the Chief of Naval Personnel. The plan is to first integrate female senior enlisted sailors onto submarines and then junior enlisted female sailors, she said. Read more

Sept. 11th 1994

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
Sept. 11th 1994 White House Airplane Crash Briefing from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"Remember the guy who in 1994 crashed his plane onto the White House lawn? That was me trying to get an appointment to see President Clinton." * *- R.James Woolsey, * *Director of Central Intelligence, * *1993 - 1995.* * "Never once in his two-year tenure did CIA director James Woolsey ever have a one-on-one meeting with Clinton. Even semi-private meetings were rare. They only happened twice. Woolsey told me: "It wasn't that I had a bad relationship with the president. It just didn't exist."*

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy lies 11.8 million light-years away toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). *Click image for larger size.* The deep image of the region reveals details in the bright yellow core, but at the same time follows fainter features along the galaxy's gorgeous blue spiral arms and sweeping dust lanes. It also follows the expansive, arcing feature, known as Arp's loop, that seems to rise from the galaxy's disk at the upper righ... more »

The New Yorker cartoon dept. takes us behind the scenes, revealing stunning cartoon secrets

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 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 course. The 2014 postseason is available to MLBTV subscribers through a variety of p... more »

Dear Gallopimg Beaver

liberalandlovingit! at liberalandlovingit! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” - Emily Kimbrough


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

"Show Your Soul..."

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


liberalandlovingit! at liberalandlovingit! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 UN 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

The Monster They All Thought They Could Control: Using ISIS As A Means Has Already Backfired

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Source of photo.* "But Mohammed Askar, a Syrian teacher, said militants fired by religious zeal may be the only way to topple Assad. “I know America and the Gulf countries see the Islamic state as terrorists, but they should not think that way,” Askar said. *“These are the people who can fight to get rid of Bashar, and after Bashar is gone I swear to you no one will want Islamic State. We are just using them.”"* - *"Haj Pilgrims Divided Over Islamist Militants" Voice of America, October 3, 2014.* "The leader of Iraq’s biggest tribe has refused to break his military alliance with... more »

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

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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.

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