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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Partial world map showing the creation of a ne...
Partial world map showing the creation of a new United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) by reassigning parts of the existing United States European Command (USEUCOM), United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) and United States Pacific Command (USPACOM. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010
Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Gambar Desain Kamar Tidur Utama Minimalis Terbaru 2014

irfan ganteng at Yaya Blog's - 19 minutes ago
Gambar Desain Kamar Tidur Utama Minimalis Terbaru 2014 - Memiliki Kamar tidur dengan desain yang indah dan menyenangkan akan membuat istrahat kita lebih nyaman. Maka dari itu kita sebaiknya memperhatikan desain kamar tidur agar ketika kita berada dikamar kita merasakan nyaman dan untuk istrahat bisa lebih nyenak.  Dalam desain rumah minimalis, untuk memberikan nuansa lebih modern lagi kita

How Some Americans See U.S. Government Ebola Statements

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 32 minutes ago
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Some U.S. Military Personnel Will Be In Direct Contact With Potential Ebola Patients

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Some US Troops Battling Ebola In Africa To Have Direct Contact With Potential Patients -- The Guardian* * Most soldiers will be deployed in support and logistical roles * US military will set up 17 100-bed treatment centres A handful of highly trained American troops will have direct contact with potential Ebola patients in west Africa, thehead of the US Africa command said during a Pentagon briefing on the military’s response to the Ebola outbreak. US service members will not treat patients who have been diagnosed with Ebola, and the majority of the deployed troops will have no ... more »

Cyprus Breaks Off Peace Talks Over Turkey's Plans To Search For Gas Off The Island's Southern Coast

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Greek Cypriots Halt Peace Talks With Turk Cypriots Over Gas Row -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Greek Cypriots suspended peace talks with Turkish Cypriots on Tuesday in protest at what they called attempts by Turkey to undermine gas exploration off the ethnically divided island. Political party chiefs endorsed a proposal made by President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday to freeze the dialogue between the two sides' leaders, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said. The talks have been conducted sporadically for decades, without result, while a U.N.-monitored ceasefire continues. Gr... more »

Hezbollah Takes Credit For A Bomb Attack That Injured Two Israeli Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Hezbollah Claims Attack That Wounded 2 Israeli Soldiers -- Times of Israel* IDF shells Lebanese areas after cross-border bombing; Netanyahu says Israel will ‘respond with force’ to any attack Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement on Tuesday afternoon claimed a bomb attack against Israeli troops along the border that wounded two soldiers earlier in the day. Hezbollah operatives “detonated an explosive device on the Shebaa hills against a motorized Israeli patrol causing a number of injuries among the occupation’s soldiers,” the group said in a statement. *Read more* .... *More New... more »

I grew up in the second half of the 20th century, during which there did not seem to be a very big difference between Democrats and Republicans. I followed my parents to vote for Republicans until Kennedy was elected and became a Democrat ever after. Meanwhile Paul Craig Roberts, a year younger than me with a similar education (4 years in technical schools and 6 years of post graduate studies) was a Republican who became a Fellow of several major think tanks, economic council for several Republican members of Congress, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under Ronald Reagan, and an editor of the Wall Street Journal. However at some point in the 21st century, Paul saw through the 9/11 attacks as an inside job and became so alarmed about the way our country is headed that he abandoned those lucrative occupations to warn Americans of the loss of their Constitutional freedoms and the rapid descent of our country into a police state. While I still call myself a progressive Democrat, I have found Paul’s blog posts so important that in the past 5 years I have reposted many of them. I regard the one below his most powerful one yet.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour ago
------------------------------ *Washington Is Destroying The World — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ October 6, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Washington Is Destroying The World Paul Craig Roberts The aggressive and mindless stance that Washington’s warmongers have taken toward Russia and China have shattered the accomplishment of Reagan and Gorbachev. Reagan and Gorbachev ended the cold war and removed the threat of nuclear armageddon. Now the neocons, the US budget-d... more »

[Video] The Swiss militiaman fighting in Syria to protect Christians

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
While large, powerful, and wealthy states are secretly training ISIL terrorists and equipping with sophisticated weapons to wipe religious and ethnic minorities from the map in Syria, small groups and individuals like the Swiss officer depicted in the video below are teaching basic self-defense military techniques to ordinary citizens to help them defend their communities from ISIL's brutal terror campaigns. In the end, the large, powerful, and wealthy states such as America, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, England, France, Israel, Qatar, and UAE who are backing ISIL's terror in Syria and a... more »

▶ Naomi Klein Disagrees with James Hansen on Nuclear Power - YouTube

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
▶ Naomi Klein Disagrees with James Hansen on Nuclear Power - YouTube:

Ray Donovan

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*DONOVAN CLEARED OF FRAUD CHARGES BY JURY IN BRONX* *By SELWYN RAAB* *Published: May 26, 1987* Former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan and seven other construction executives were acquitted yesterday of state charges of fraud and grand larceny after an eight-month trial in the Bronx. The jury deliberated barely 10 hours over two days. One juror, Caesar Brown, said later that little discussion was needed and that just one ballot was required to find each defendant not guilty. When the last verdict was announced at 4:42 P.M. by the jury forewoman, Rosa Milligan, cheers and applau... more »

The FBI Is Seeking Information On This Suspected American Islamic State Terrorist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Do You Know This Islamic State Fighter? -- USA Today* Who is that masked man? The FBI thinks he might be an American jihadist who starred in an Islamic State propaganda video last month. The FBI on Tuesday sought the public's help in identifying the English-speaking Islamic State fighter with what sounds like "a North American accent." The agency posted a short clip of the original, 55-minute video released Sept. 19, which concludes with the purported executions of Syrian soldiers taken prisoner. The video does not show the killings, but the mass murders were reported by news age...more »

The Islamic State Is Slaughtering Muslims On A Massive Scale

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*ISIS’s Gruesome Muslim Death Toll -- Dean Obeidallah, Daily Beast* The group’s killing of Westerners gets attention. But ISIS has killed far more Muslims, and publicizing that fact would harm it more. Last Thursday, the United Nations released a report that could provide us with one of the keys to defeating ISIS. Unfortunately, it received almost zero media attention. What makes this 26-page report (PDF) so powerful is that it describes to us the gruesome circumstances in which ISIS has killed fellow Muslims. We are talking beheadings, killing of women for objecting to ISIS’ poli... more »

How Water Is Being Used As A Weapon By The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Key dams along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Wikimedia Commons/Yale Environment 360 *Islamic State Jihadists Are Using Water As A Weapon In Iraq -- Washington Post* BAGHDAD — The Islamic State militants who have rampaged across northern Iraq are increasingly using water as a weapon, cutting off supplies to villages resisting their rule and pressing to expand their control over the country’s water infrastructure. The threat from the jihadists is so critical that U.S. forces are bombing the militants close to both the Mosul and Haditha dams — Iraq’s largest — on a near-daily bas... more »

U.S. General Dempsey 'Fearful' That Kobani Will Fall To The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Gen. Dempsey ‘Fearful’ Syrian Town Kobani on Turkish Border Will Fall -- Washington Free Beacon* Chairman of the Joints Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey said Tuesday the Islamic State (IS) is changing its tactics to avoid detection and that he is “fearful” the Syrian town of Kobani will fall. Fighters for the Islamic State are quickly closing in on Kobani, a small Syrian village on the Turkish border. Dempsey told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz he had spoken with his Turkish counterpart early Tuesday. The official assured Dempsey that Turkish forces are defending their border as fighters fo... more »

Saturated Fat intake equivalent to 130g Butter a day is not significantly associated with higher heart disease risk in Finland.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 2 hours ago
If you saw Professor Rod Jackson on NZ TV the other day, he was arguing, ably it has to be said, that the whole Big Fat Surprise / Time magazine cover, and by extension LCHF, risks reversing gains made against heart disease in recent years. If you're advocating a high fat diet and saying saturated fat is not that important, if it's important at all, that's a serious charge, and worth taking seriously. For the defence: Another epidemiological analysis, a long-term follow up (21.4 year) of a population (1,981 men) was released last week. Dietary Fatty Acids and Risk of Coronary Heart... more »

George Bernard Shaw

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*"Blood Money To Whitechapel"* George Bernard Shaw *The Star*, September 24th 1888. *BLOOD MONEY TO WHITECHAPEL.* * O * TO THE EDITOR OF "THE STAR." SIR,-- Will you allow me to make a comment on the success of the Whitechapel murderer in calling attention for a moment to the social question? Less than a year ago the West-end press, headed by the *St. James's Gazette*, the*Times*, and the *Saturday Review*, were literally clamering for the blood of the people--hounding on Sir Charles Warren to thrash and muzzle the scum who dared to complain that they were star... more »

Steve Israel Gives Up On Even More Of His Lousy Recruits-- He Still Wants A Leadership Position Though

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
The DCCC is withdrawing from more races. It was inevitable; they recruited the wrong candidates and, in many cases, the wrong districts. All the money in the world— the DCCC had scheduled 56 million in ads for their candidates— and all the ads in the world will not elect Steve Israel’s wretched Blue Dogs and New Dems. Non-Beltway, grassroots Democrats just do *not* want to vote for garbage candidates like Israel’s prized OH-06 recruit Jennifer Garrison, in a district moderate state Senator Lou Gentile— who Israel forced out of the race— could have begun the 2-cycle effort it will ... more »

the hidden truth

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Where the “Broad” Road Will Take AFT

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
On October 4, 2014, I wrote a post in which I considered numerous actions undertaken by American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten over the years, particularly in relation to billionaire corporate reform philanthropist Eli Broad, either via Weingarten’s direct interactions with Broad or in keeping with his publicized privatization agenda. My finding was that Weingarten […]

thank you, thomas mulcair and the new democrats: thank you for saying no to war

laura k at wmtc - 3 hours ago
Today I feel so much better about living in Canada. Once again, we have a political party that says no to war. A political party that says no to letting the US dictate Canadian foreign policy. I now feel much better about voting NDP in the next federal election... which can't come soon enough! It's a shrewd political move on the part of Thomas Mulcair, polarizing the field with the Liberals and Conservatives on one side and the New Democrats on the other. I have no doubt it's politically motivated, but why should I care about motives, when the end result would be diplomacy, humanita... more »

Cyprus Breaks Off Peace Talks Over Turkey's Plans To Search For Gas Off The Island's Southern Coast

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Greek Cypriots Halt Peace Talks With Turk Cypriots Over Gas Row -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Greek Cypriots suspended peace talks with Turkish Cypriots on Tuesday in protest at what they called attempts by Turkey to undermine gas exploration off the ethnically divided island. Political party chiefs endorsed a proposal made by President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday to freeze the dialogue between the two sides' leaders, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said. The talks have been conducted sporadically for decades, without result, while a U.N.-monitored ceasefire continues. Gr... more »

Turkey's Kurds Riot To Protest Islamic State Assault On Kobani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*At Least Nine Dead In As Kurds Protest In Turkey -- BBC* At least nine people have been killed in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey, reports say. They are unhappy at perceived Turkish inaction in defending the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobane in Syria from an attack by Islamic State militants. Curfews were imposed in several predominantly Kurdish cities in southern Turkey after the unrest. Turkish Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said that Turkey was doing "whatever can be done" for Kobane. He said that it was a "massive lie" that his country had done not... more »

Into the woods

risa bear at A Way to Live - 4 hours ago
I don't know if we can make it an annual event; I'm 65 and seem to be fading on schedule. But my mom and dad's ashes are interred in a secret location and Emily and I went to pay our respects before the weather changes, which should be about in a week. Last year we were there in July. Good thing -- in October on this date there was snow -- a foot deep. Very different year.

Astounding Pictures Of Kurdish Women And Children Taking Up Arms In A Last, Desperate Stand To Stop The Islamic State From Seizing Kobane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
United against ISIS: Several images emerged today showing young and old in Kobani fighting ISIS *Terror Of The Families Trapped In ISIS’ Crosshairs: Women And Children Take Up Arms In Last, Desperate Stand In Key Border Town As Tensions Rise Across Turkey While Government Does Nothing -- Daily Mail* * New ISIS footage shows militants in control of a hill overlooking Kobane * They say they will stop at nothing as they advance towards the town * Questions raised over effectiveness of airstrikes in defeating ISIS militants * Group has continued to gain territory despite weeks of Weste... more »

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 10 In A Pakistan Taliban Camp

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
North and South Waziristan, Khyber, Pakistan *US Drone Strikes 'Taliban Camp' In Pakistan -- Al Jazeera* At least six people killed and nine injured in the Shawal area of South Waziristan, Pakistan intelligence officials say. A US drone has fired missiles at a suspected Taliban training camp in northwest Pakistan, killing six people, intelligence officials have said, in the third such strike in as many days. Three missiles from the unmanned aircraft hit the camp in the Shawal area of South Waziristan just after midday on Tuesday, two intelligence officials told the Reuters news ag... more »

Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Awesome one man blues band Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vikmUQZpGQ

freak show

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Ukraine Ceasefire Near Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Pro-Russia Separatists Target Key Assets In Eastern Ukraine -- L.A. Times* Pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian government forces have abandoned all pretense of adhering to a cease-fire agreed to a month ago as the rebels have stepped up their assault on the Donetsk airport in hopes of gaining control of eastern Ukraine's most important transport hub. A spokesman for the National Security and Defense Council reported Tuesday that five government soldiers had died in the fighting over the past 24 hours. Col. Andriy Lysenko told reporters in Kiev that the separatists had also suffe... more »

Food Watch: OMG, is it National Frappe (or Frappé) Day again already?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*ICED-COFFEE FRAPPE* [Says Food.com recipe-sharer *Sydney Mike*:] *"Another recipe for coffee lovers, found in the Favorite Brand Name Recipes, May 2010 cookbooklet, Smoothies and Summer Drinks. Preparation time does not include the time needed to brew the coffee strong and cool it!"* *Total Time: 2 mins* Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 0 mins *Ingredients*: 1 cup coffee, brewed strong, then cooled ½ cup cream 1 tablespoon light chocolate syrup 2 tablespoons sugar substitute (recipe gives sucralose-based) 1 cup ice cubes *Directions*: (1) Combine all ingredients in a blender and proce... more »

Russian Finance Minister Issues Warning That The Country Cannot Afford Current Levels Of Military Spending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov attends the Reuters Russia Investment Summit in Moscow September 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov *Finance Minister Warns Russia Can't Afford Military Spending Plan -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russia's finance minister said on Tuesday the country could no longer afford a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the armed forces approved by President Vladimir Putin, stepping up a campaign to trim spending as sanctions over the Ukraine crisis bite. Anton Siluanov said a new defense program should be drawn up to take into account the changed econom... more »

Russian President Putin Celebrates His 62nd Birthday In Siberia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Vladimir Putin Enjoys 'Herculean' Birthday In Siberian Wilderness As Russians Celebrate -- Sydney Morning Herald* Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his 62nd birthday roaming the Siberian wilderness on Tuesday, as supporters compared his takeover of Crimea to a Herculean labour and 100,000 marched in Chechnya in his honour. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin had taken a day off from his "extremely intense" schedule to celebrate his birthday in the depths of Siberia. "This place is some 300 to 400 kilometres away from the nearest settlement," Peskov told the Komsomol... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 7, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Does Islamic State Progress In Kobane Show Limits Of Obama's Policy? -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM* *With the Islamic State apparently on the verge of taking the Kurdish town of Kobane in Syria, White House critics say the coalition's inability to stop the terrorist group's advance shows the limitations of airstrikes without ground troops.* Washington — The inability of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State to halt the siege of a Syrian Kurdish town abutting the Turkish border is raising new doubts about President Obama’s heavy reliance on airstrikes to defeat the extremist... more »

Confucian Confusion in un-Democratic Hong Kong

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Guest post from our roving Asian correspondent Suzuki Samurai* Wasn't it easy a few years back to see who were the good guys and who were the bad guys? Our team were the free(r) societies. Their team, the dictatorships. Or another way of saying: capitalists vs communists. The Hong Kong/PRC & West/East German borders were the front lines in an ideological battle (which at close range must have seemed like an imminent fighting battle). We in the West proclaimed that what set us apart were free speech, free movement, free(ish) markets,rule of law and democratic elections; and while...more »

World News Briefs -- October 7, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Syria Border Town, Kobani, Falling To ISIS, Leader Of Turkey Says -- New York Times* MURSITPINAR, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said Tuesday that the Syrian border town of Kobani, under siege from Islamic State fighters, was about to fall to the militants despite United States-led airstrikes on the group. Asserting that aerial attacks alone may not be enough to stop the fighters’ advance, Mr. Erdogan called for more support for insurgents in Syria who are battling the Islamic State, and reiterated Turkey’s earlier cal... more »

Islamic State Mass Executions In Northern Iraq Since Summer Offensive Started

MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
The brutality of the Islamic State’s (IS) rule was well known from its control of parts of northern Syria. There are pictures on the Internet of the group beheading people, crucifying them, and shooting their opponents in that country. Now that it has conquered territory in Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salahaddin IS has brought its violent form of governance to Iraq. There are growing reports of executions of members of the security forces (ISF), Turkmen, Yazidis, those that refuse to pledge allegiance to it, and those found guilty in its sharia courts. There are more and more reports comin... more »

Patience Friends...What LNG Windfall?....Christy Clark is now HOPEFUL?

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
Been busy entertaining mom on Vancouver Island..... I`ll be back by the weekend...(October 10) Stay tuned.... We`ll talk LNG....And BC Ferries The Straight Goods Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Jonah Raskin : Berkeley Free Speech Movement turns 50

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Aging Berkeley radicals and young undergrads mark the anniversary of the FSM in a gathering that’s short on nostalgia, long on hope, zero on regret. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | October 7, 2014 BERKELEY — Lynne Hollander … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Berkeley Free Speech Movement turns 50

Tax Cut 20: On the Excise Tax on Gasoline, Various Regulatory Fees

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 9 hours ago
Prof. Amado "Bong" Mendoza of the UP Political Science Department wrote another good article yesterday on tax policy. Part of his paper mentioned a low tax-GDP ratio (T/GDP) of only 12 percent in 2011, in reference to other data and points raised by WB consultant and now UPSE visiting Prof. Rosa Maria Alonso Terme. I commented that those measurements of low T/GDP ratio are wrong because such measurement counts only the collections of the BIR + BOC in computing T. It excludes other collections: 1. Collections by local government units (LGUs) of various taxes (real prop. tax, resi... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“What connects the Sun to the Moon? Many answers have been given throughout history, but in the case of today's featured image, it appears to be the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. The 16-image panorama was taken in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA where two sandstone monoliths- the Temple of the Moon on the right and the Temple of the Sun on the left- rise dramatically from the desert. Each natural monument stands about 100 meters tall and survives from the Jurassic period 160 million years ago. *Click image for larger size.* Even older are many of the stars and nebulas that dot...more »

Chet Raymo, “Not Known, Because Not Looked For”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Not Known, Because Not Looked For”* by Chet Raymo "Tony shared with us the other day these well-known lines of T. S. Eliot (“Little Gidding”): "We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time." It is not quite what Eliot is up to, but I was reminded of some lines of Pascal that I shared here several years ago: “Scientific learning is composed of two opposites which nonetheless meet each other. The first is the natural ignorance that is man's lot at birth. The second is rep... more »

Literature: Ray Bradbury, “The Last Night of the World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The Last Night of the World”* Originally published in the February 1951 issue of Esquire. by Ray Bradbury “What would you do if you knew this was the last night of the world?” “What would I do; you mean, seriously?” “Yes, seriously.” “I don’t know — I hadn’t thought." She turned the handle of the silver coffeepot toward him and placed the two cups in their saucers. He poured some coffee. In the background, the two small girls were playing blocks on the parlor rug in the light of the green hurricane lamps. There was an easy, clean aroma of brewed coffee in the evening air. “Well, bet... more »

Record 61.8 million US residents don’t speak English at home

English is not the spoken language in a record 20 percent of American homes, a study has found. Arabic and Urdu ‒ Pakistan’s national language ‒ are the fastest-growing languages spoken in US houses, according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Tags: UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION

Donetsk's kindergarden shelled

Clearing up the damage to the "The Swallow" kindergarten after night-time shelling by Ukrainian forces. [image: Donetsk | Kindergarden №220: "The Swallow" Shelled | English Subtitles] Tags: UKRAINE BARBARITY

In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight

While the international community has been accused of dragging its feet on the Ebola crisis, Cuba, a country of just 11 million people that still enjoys a fraught relationship with the United States, has emerged as a crucial provider of medical expertise in the West African nations hit by Ebola. Tags: CUBA HEALTH

A journalist’s duty is to inform. Have western press forgotten this in Ukraine?

Whenever the public right to know comes under attack, a heavy responsibility falls on the journalist. When I was 17, my teacher told the class this salient information. Did the Western mainstream media learn it too or have they simply forgotten it? Tags: UKRAINE ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA

New NATO Chief Says Alliance Can Deploy Troops in Any Location

NATO will make a decision regarding its so-called "spearhead" rapid reaction force next year, but even before that the alliance still can deploy its troops wherever it wants, new NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview to Polish broadcaster TVP Info. Tags: NATO LUNACY

Corporate elite divvies up Detroit as bankruptcy plan confirmation looms

As the Detroit bankruptcy moves into its final stage, it becomes ever more clear that the corporate-financial oligarchy is implementing the wholesale privatization of an entire US city. Tags: UNITED STATES CORPORATOCRACY

Police Chief Admits To Sexually Assaulting Women In Police Car And Station, Receives No Jail Time

Louisiana police Chief Earl Theriot admits he committed sex acts with an unresponsive woman while responding to a 911 call and lying to the FBI about it. However, that admission of guilt wasn’t enough to get Theriot more than a slap on the wrist. Theriot was sentenced to no jail time, but instead a $2,500 fine and 24 months probation. Tags: UNITED STATES POLICE STATE

US fabricated new terror threat to satisfy UN Charter

The United States has concocted a new terror threat, known as the Khorasan Group, to satisfy the UN Charter which allows the use of force without authorization in case of an "imminent threat". Tags: UNITED STATES PROPAGANDA LIES FRAUD TERRORISM

The Forewarning of Fernández

Fringe critics of Fernández de Kirchner’s address at the UN forget that the fuss about Argentinian debt is but noise. Tags: ARGENTINA UNITED NATIONS DEBT USURY ECONOMY POVERTY

The Anxieties of Empire -The US Hastens Its Own Decline and Israel’s Too

There are “get-out-of-jail-free” cards that come with superpower status, but they don’t always work. Still, it is better to be a superpower than to be dependent on one as those get-out-of-jail-free cards lose their value. This is why, bad as things now are in the Land of the Free, in the Promised Land they are worse. The whole world therefore has cause to worry. Hell hath no more dangerous peril than a superpower in decline – except perhaps a declining superpower’s dependent. Tags: UNITED STATES OCCUPIED PALESTINE AKA ISRAEL

US Military Deaths In Afghan Are Now 2,207

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Coalition casualties by month. Wikipedia *US Military Deaths in Afghan War Increase 4-Fold From 558 to 2,207 Under Obama's Watch -- Breitbart* U.S. military deaths in the 13-year Afghanistan war increased nearly fourfold under President Barack Obama, from an estimated 558 at the end of the previous administration to at least 2,207 now. Breitbart News’ count is gleaned from AP's database of casualties in the ongoing Afghanistan war, which started almost 13 years ago to this day on October 7, 2001. Of the 2,207 U.S. military fatalities as of the end of last month, 1,649, or about ... more »

Love Shack-- Or Shock And Awe?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
We’re at the halfway point in our Alan Grayson B-52’s giveaway. You can read about the whole thing here— or just go to this ActBlue page and contribute and you’re part of the fun and games that could see you fly down to Orlando and receive an RIAA-certified quadruple platinum award for the B-52’s album *Cosmic Thing*. Grayson was a fan of the album back in the day but yesterday he wanted to talk about the difference between the band and the bomber. This is what he sent out to his mailing list: I want to make it perfectly clear (in the Nixonian sense) that this offer refers to th... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "The Gift"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Gift" * "Time wants to show you a different country. It's the one that your life conceals, the one waiting outside when curtains are drawn, the one Grandmother hinted at in her crochet design, the one almost found over at the edge of the music, after the sermon. It's the way life is, and you have it, a few years given. You get killed now and then, violated in various ways. (And sometimes it's turn about.) You get tired of that. Long-suffering, you wait and pray, and maybe good things come - maybe the hurt slackens and you hardly feel it any more. You have a breath without pain. It ... more »

Musical Interlude: Era, “Infinity Ocean”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Era, “Infinity Ocean” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ICpuRYTOA

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Horton, Michigan, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Today Is The 13th Anniversary Of The U.S. War In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Marines observe surrounding compounds during a security patrol in Washir district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr. *After 13 Years, War in Afghanistan Grinds On -- Wall Street Journal* *Tuesday marks the 13th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan–America’s longest war.* For U.S. combat troops, the end is in sight: By Dec. 31, most of them will have been withdrawn. Unfortunately for Afghans, and their neighbors affected by the wit... more »

Mary Beard is rude about the French

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
For those who want something lighter, then please take a listen to Jeremy Paxman and Mary Beard on this week's *A Good Read. *Jeremy and Mary didn't see eye to eye - to put it mildly! What stood out for me though was an absolute jaw-dropper of a remark from Professor Beard. She said at one point, with absolute confidence: For example, peasants in the 16th Century didn't know what they themselves looked like. They didn't have mirrors. You only know what you look like because somebody tells you that you look like somebody else. Now, she was talking about peasants in France and we a... more »

“6 Idiotic Right-Wing Moments This Week: War on Science and Knowledge Rages On”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“6 Idiotic Right-Wing Moments This Week:* * War on Science and Knowledge Rages On”* Because who needs science when you can have hysteria instead? By Janet Allon *"1. Elisabeth Hasselbeck demands that doctor panic about ebola because Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a parent. *Fox & Friends invited an actual doctor on this week to discuss the alarming news about the first case of ebola in America and then didn't listen to her expert opinion at all, and instead lectured her about what should be done. Infectious disease specialist Dalilah Restrepo was the lucky guest who got to be ignored and h... more »

'Today' gets tough

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
There was very little sign of the new gentler style of interviewing on this morning's *Today. * Quite the reverse. I've not heard as turbo-charged an edition of *Today *as this for a long time. There was Mishal Husain's insistent barracking of Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey over his planned u-turn on runway expansion at Gatwick. There was Justin Rowlatt enraging Sir Alan Sugar by accusing him of bullying. And there was Sarah Montague's relentless pursuit of Moazzam Begg over whether he would condemn the so-called ISIS or not. Given that Ed Davey was being evasive, that Sir Alan... more »

They are coming for your children...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*home-schoolers beware.* The left hates you. They call you names. They think you're robbing your snowflakes of diversity. Exactly what's diverse about locking children up in schools that resemble prisons with other children exactly the same age, and in most cases, exactly the same socioeconomic background? After witnessing the slovenly semi-literate children who flock to our local library after being sprung from our public schools, I would have to say they've already captured their minds and souls. But, you say, they're at the library. Isn't that a good thing? It would be i... more »

Ukraine Chief Military Prosecutor: 1,000 Servicemen Killed in East Ukraine Hostilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
© Konstantin Sazonchik/TASS *Nearly 1,000 Servicemen Killed in East Ukraine Hostilities: Military Prosecutor -- RIA Novosti* KIEV, October 7 (RIA Novosti) – A total of 953 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 3,627 injured since the Kiev government started a military operation to crack down on independence supporters in the east of the country, Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor said Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference, Anatolii Matios, who also serves as the country’s deputy prosecutor-general, said that five servicemen had been killed and 28 injured in the past 24 hou... more »

AISHA NORTH: A short update on the energies - October 7. 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*A short update on the energies* by Aisha North October 7, 2014 Today you will once again enter another phase that will bring with it even more acceleration of this process, and through what you accomplished during that last sitting if we may call it that, or your monthly get-together to be more precise, you already stand perfectly poised to receive the blessings that will be coming your way by means of certain celestial events that some of you may already be aware of. (Lunar eclipse October 8, partial solar eclipse October 23) Let us explain. As we told you beforehand, this comm... more »

"It Better Be Worth It..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Naomi Wolf

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*Naomi Wolf (Clinton/Gore's Former Sex Appeal Advisor)* *"...congressional overseers, with the blessing of the White House, told the DHS to authorise mayors to order their police forces—pumped up with millions of dollars of hardware and training from the DHS—to make war on peaceful citizens."* *"I began, nearly a year ago, to try—privately—to start a conversation with my alma mater that would reassure me that steps had been taken in the ensuing years to ensure that unwanted sexual advances of this sort weren't still occurring. I expected Yale to be responsive. After nine months an... more »

Things happen slowly on Planet Key

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 12 hours ago
Things happen slowly on Planet Key. Seven years ago at the National Party conference, before he was even Prime Minister, Mr Key signalled a National-led government would improve housing affordability by embarking on a programme of personal tax cuts, changing the building regulatory regime, keeping interest rates lower, reforming development rules to free up land, and allowing state house dwellers to buy their homes. So seven years later, the promises of jam tomorrow all remain the same. All but one. It now looks like he is finally planning a state-house sell-off worth $5 bil... more »

Privacy Under Further Attack in Britain

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
People in Britain will have to accept the loss of Internet freedoms if they want better protection from terrorists. That's the message from the head of the UK's National Crime Agency. RT's Polly Boiko reports.

Russian Spy Station Near Israeli Border Seized By Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Syrian Rebels Seize Russian Spy Station Near Israeli Border -- Daily Beast* When the Free Syrian Army pushed Assad’s soldiers out of a town south of Damascus, the last thing they expected to find was a Russian spy post, a few miles from the Golan Heights. Syrian rebels have overtaken a joint Russian-Syrian secret facility that they claim was a covert intelligence collection base. Opposition fighters say the post was used to snoop in on the communications of opposition groups -- and perhaps even the nearby Israelis. Free Syrian Army officials, U.S. officials, and independent exper... more »

An annoyed judge may disqualify themselves

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Cabana v. Newfoundland and Labrador, 2014 NLCA 34 : [45] The manner in which a judge conducts a hearing may result in a reasonable apprehension of bias disqualifying the judge from hearing proceedings involving a particular litigant. As a general rule, the patient and courteous treatment of all litigants will serve to maintain the community's confidence in and respect for the courts and the justice system (*Ethical Principles of Judges*, *supra*, under "Adjudicative Duties"). In this context, the fact that a litigant is not represented by counsel may be a relevant considera... more »

Supplemental: Our choice for current most interesting scribe!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014Which isn’t exactly a compliment:* We’ve begun to think that Salon’s Katie McDonough is the most interesting writer out there. We don’t mean that as a compliment, though there are several things we like about McDonough’s work. We like her values, and her aggressive pursuit of those values. We like the way she seems to walk the walk, which we won’t even try to explain. But good God! On balance, McDonough’s writing is awful. Along with her positioning at Salon, that explains why we think her work is so interesting. We don’t know when we’ve seen a writer with...more »

U.S. Suddenly Loves Occupy (in China)

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Good discussion with deeper level of understanding about what is really going on in China.

Oct. 7: Canadian values and prinicples - hypocrisy is number one.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 13 hours ago
It's Monday. I've been watching Harper and his crowd preaching to the House of Commons on TV. It reminded me of graduate school days. One of my teachers was Arthur Lower, then the author of the standard text for Canadian history. It arose from his experience in World War One and then the increasing independence of Canada. So he called it Colony to Nation. Even as we took the course, though, most of us felt that we had ceased to be a colony of Britain only to become a colony of the United States - so we used to call his book Colony to Nation to Colony. It's now much worse. In recent...more »

Civil Liberties: “Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Should We Just Follow Orders? * *Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State”* By John W. Whitehead “Let your motto be resistance! resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance.”—Abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet “The perils of resisting the police state grow more costly with each passing day, especially if you hope to escape with your life and property intact. The thing you must remember is that we’ve entered an age of militarized police in which we’re no longer viewed as civilians but as enemy combatants. Take, for examp... more »

The U.S. Has Yet To Decide Which Syrian Rebel Force Will They Support In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton *Pentagon Yet To Decide On Syrian Rebel Force Central To Isis Offensive -- The Guardian* US military officials consider raising trustworthy rebel force to destroy Isis on the ground without committing US soldiers Two weeks after US warplanes began bombing Islamic State (Isis) positions in Syria, the Pentagon leadership has yet to make... more »

The Economy: "The Greatest Trick Mr. Market Ever Played?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Greatest Trick Mr. Market Ever Played?"* by Bill Bonner "Yesterday, gold climbed back above $1,200 an ounce. US stocks went nowhere. Meanwhile, a chill went down our spine. A sense of dread filled our frontal cortex. We read a report that was designed to give investors courage and hope. Instead, it felt to us like a guilty verdict in a murder trial. Even with good behavior, our sentence would probably last longer than we would. A chart told the story. It showed three bull markets over the last 20 years. In the 1990s, the S&P 500 total return was 227%. Then from 2002 to 2007... more »

CIA Drug Connection

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
"Kill the Messenger," the new Hollywood film based on Gary Webb’s life opens in theaters this week. In 1996, Webb published an explosive series in the San Jose Mercury News titled, "Dark Alliance." The articles began: "For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. This drug network opened the first pipeline between Colombia’s cocaine cartels and the black neighborhoods of... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

Belajar Fisika Online Rumus Fisika Gerak Rotasi

irfan ganteng at Yaya Blog's - 13 hours ago
Belajar Fisika Online Rumus Fisika Gerak Rotasi - Pelajaran fisika itu mudah dan gampang kok, jika kita mengetahui rumus rumus yang ada, karena itu hari ini kita akan berikan materi pelajaran untuk anda semua yang masih pelajar dan ingin belajar tentang materi Gerak Rotasi. Berikut ini adalah rumus rumus yang anda pelajari dalam materi Gerak Rotasi. 1. Posisi materi dalam gerak rotasi

Free Download: Desiderius Erasmus, “The Praise Of Folly”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Tell me, by all the gods, is anyone happier than that class of men whom we commonly call fools, idiots, morons, and simpletons -names, in my opinion, of exquisite beauty?" - Desiderius Erasmus, “The Praise Of Folly” Freely download “The Praise Of Folly” here: - http://manybooks.net/titles/erasmusdetext058efly10.html

Manufactured news is death sentence for Indigenous Peoples

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Systematic plagiarism and deception in news aid corporate genocide By Brenda Norrell Censored News Each day the news becomes more manipulative with the truth distorted to deceive you. There is no better place to observe this than in the national Indian country news, where the news ranges from systematic plagiarism to news lite, distraction and spin. The news coverage of the recent UN

A Look At How The Islamic State Makes Its Millions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Self-Funded And Deep-Rooted: How ISIS Makes Its Millions -- CNN* Besaslan, Turkey (CNN) -- On the southern edge of Turkey, rolling brown pastoral hills slope gently to the Syrian border, with small towns like this one dotting the horizon. The calm on this side of the border, however, belies the scene on the other side. Just across the border in northern Syria, the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS is fighting a full-tilt battle in its effort to capture and control new territory, part of its push to create a sprawling Islamic caliphate, or separate Islamic state, modeled on th... more »

Republicans Know They Can Always Count On DCCC Chair Steve Israel To Never Get The Balance Right

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Looks like Sykes won't endorse Rick Scott after all, but he did switch parties Southern Democrats are trying desperately to figure out how to balance the electoral need to keep up enthusiasm from African-American voters while distancing themselves from President Obama who is extremely unpopular among instinctively racist Southern whites. In Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu says President Barack Obama’s energy policies are “simply wrong.” In North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan has criticized the administration’s handling of veterans’ benefits. And in Georgia, Senate candidate Michelle Nunn ... more »

A Look At The Coalition Battling The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Who's Doing What In The Coalition Battle Against ISIS -- By Ashley Fantz, CNN* (CNN) -- Canada is expected to soon vote on sending troops, fighter jets and other resources to join the fight against ISIS. The militant group has seized large swaths of land in its quest to create a caliphate -- an Islamic state -- that stretches from western Syria to eastern Iraq. Turkey joined the United States-led coalition late last week as the militants continued to fight Kurdish and Iraqi forces on the ground. In September, the United States promised broad cooperation in the effort against the... more »

War Tourists Pose For Photos In Front Of Syrian Town Under Siege By ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Capturing the moment: Men standing on the Turkish side of the border take photographs as U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS militants take place behind them in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane *Postcard From The Frontline! War Tourists Pose For Photos In Front Of Syrian Town Under Siege By ISIS As It Is Hit By U.S. Airstrikes -- Daily Mail* * Turkish men pose for photographs overlooking besieged Syrian city Kobane * Area is scene of intense fighting between Kurdish troops and ISIS militants * Spectators document ongoing fighting using cameras and smart phones * Even pose for photog... more »

Fondos gratis bonitos para tu pc, laptop, tablet o ipad.

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 14 hours ago

Candy Jack-o'-lantern

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
When I was little, my mom had this old fabric pumpkin. There wasn't really anything special about it. He was kind of worn out and you could tell you had been hanging around for awhile. There were lots of other fun decorations in the Halloween box, but we used to freak out when this decoration came out. Why? Anybody would love The Good Candy Pumpkin. My mom used to fill this little Jack-o'-lantern with candy and anytime she caught us being good we could pick a piece. It worked like a charm.... you know, except for the times we were being naughty by stealing candy from it. I have wa... more »

What the hell is Jason Mattera doing chasing Lois Lerner and invading someone's private property so he can sell his book?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*because that's what it's really about.* Mattera confronts Lois Lerner while she's walking her dog. Lerner runs to a neighbor's house who probably doesn't have a clue as to who she is, trying to gain admittance. The neighbor lady wisely refuses her entry because she's just had surgery, but agrees to call the police. Starting at about the 1:50 mark, Mattera is standing on the neighbors' front porch verbally attacking Lerner. *I have one question for Mattera:* *What the hell were you doing standing on someone's porch - otherwise known as private property, so you could make a vide... more »

Islamic State Advances On Syria City Of Kobani (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*My Comment*: The first minute is very revealing .... it clearly shows the Islamic State now in control of the high ground in the battle for Kobani. But what I find surprising about this video is that these Islamic State fighters are cocky and confident to disclose their positions .... they are not afraid that such info can be used by the U.S. in targeting them for the next round of airstrikes.

“Man Infected With Ebola Misinformation Through Casual Contact With Cable News”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Man Infected With Ebola Misinformation * *Through Casual Contact With Cable News”* by Andy Borowitz CANTON, OH (The Borowitz Report)— “An Ohio man has become infected with misinformation about the Ebola virus through casual contact with cable news, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed. Tracy Klugian, thirty-one, briefly came into contact with alarmist Ebola hearsay during a visit to the Akron-Canton airport, where a CNN report about Ebola was showing on one of the televisions in the airport bar. “Mr. Klugian is believed to have been exposed to cable news for no more than ... more »

Coalition Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Positions In Kobane But The City Is Expected To Fall

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Coalition Air Attacks Target ISIL In Kobane -- Al Jazeera* *Strikes hit centre of Syrian city, as ISIL fighters penetrate for the first time, sparking street-to-street fighting.* Fresh air strikes by the US-led coalition have hit positions held by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the southwest of the key Syrian border city of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab. Tuesday's strikes came a day after ISIL fighters pushed into Kobane, seizing three districts in the city's east and raising the group's black flags after fierce street battles with its Syria... more »

Michael James : A solo run west, ChicagoFest and Maxwell Street, and a taste for electoral politics, 1979

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 15 hours ago
Halsted by Maxwell had a great hot dog stand which I frequented during late night hunger attacks for polish sausages smothered with grilled onions and hot peppers and greasy fries on the side. By Michael James | The Rag Blog … finish reading Michael James : A solo run west, ChicagoFest and Maxwell Street, and a taste for electoral politics, 1979

Top 5 small arms ammo suppliers to ISIS by sample

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 15 hours ago
The usual suspects. [pdf]1. China 2. Soviet Union 3. United States 4. Russian Federation 5. Serbia Number six in the sample is Romania, at half as much as Serbia. Some ammunition is manufactured in Russia but marketed by a US company. Others seems to be the result of captured US or US-supplied equipment in Iraq. Soviet is obviously quite old but then that country made enough bullets to fight

Just a Modest Request

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
- Photo comes from Gangjeong village where they held vigil opposing drones and translated our Keep Space for Peace Week poster into Korean. The folks in the village have been leaders in connecting the dots and helping to show others what true solidarity means. The Jeju Island campaign against the Navy base that the US will use in its "pivot" to surround China has been doing great outreach to other campaigns throughout the Asia-Pacific and even with activists from Afghanistan to Italy. - Long time Washington DC Catholic Worker activist Art Laffin wrote ... more »

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnZdlhUDEJo

World News Briefs -- October 7, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Surrounded: Street fighting raged between Kurdish forces and ISIS fanatics yesterday, after the terror group advanced into the suburbs of Kobane *Building With Black Flag Of ISIS On Top Of It Targeted By U.S. Airstrikes In Kobane As Turkish President Warns The Key Syrian Town Is About To Fall To The Militants -- Daily Mail* * U.S. airstrikes took place in the besieged Syrian city earlier this morning * Strikes came one day after terrorists raised flag over a building in suburbs * Turkish president says hitting ISIS from the air will not stop fall of Kobane * Despite promising not t... more »

Native Hawaiians protest telescope on sacred mountain

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Mauna Kea Protest Tuesday, October 7, 2014  -- 7am to 2pm Saddle Road at the entrance to the Mauna Kea Observatory Road sacredmaunakea@gmail.com Website: sacredmaunakea@wordpress.com Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians will gather for a peaceful protest against the Astronomy industry and the “State of Hawaii’s” ground- breaking ceremony for a thirty-meter telescope (TMT) on the

Terrestial Energy's new toy.

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 15 hours ago
Among the dreamers who created the Molten Salt Reactor Movement is David LeBlanc, a Canadian physicist, has been quite conspicous. David has never been wed to the thorium model, although he is willing to use thorium both in breeders and converters. Since I was aware of the potential flexability of MSRs, I was interested in the evolution of David's reactor ideas. In addition to being creative, he was a good communicator, who focused on making his ideas practical, as the first step for making them a reality. The second step was to create Terrestial Energy, Inc. Next he identifi... more »

One Last Assault On Labour

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
www.nationalpost.com/ Jim Stanford writes that, by resurrecting Bill C-377, the Harper Party is making one last assault on labour. The bill died in the Senate last year when Conservative senators, led by the now retired Hugh Segal, revolted and refused to pass the bill because -- according to Segal -- it was "flawed, unconstitutional and technically incompetent." The revived bill is still probably unconstitutional because "it almost certainly violates provincial constitutional authority and federal privacy standards." But whether o... more »

On what libertarian leader Tim Moen has learned

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 16 hours ago
By Denis G. Rancourt, PhD Tim Moen is a unique political party leader. He actually blogs about his thought process, and expressly considers saying what he actually thinks. Moen is also somewhat unique in that he convincingly appears to be honest, both in the things he says and in his body language. Elizabeth May also has that rare quality but audio evidence has shown that she, like the

Supplemental: Paul Krugman, too soft and too kind!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 The reasons for voodoo’s revival:* In yesterday’s column, Paul Krugman issued a warning: Voodoo economics is making a comeback! According to Krugman, Republicans are returning to an absurd old claim: Tax cuts, even large cuts, will somehow “pay for themselves.” This is obvious nonsense, Krugman notes—but the doctrine is making a comeback. He cites Governor Brownback’s disasters in Kansas. He also offers a warning: “dynamic scoring” may be imposed at the CBO if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. We’ll assume that’s a sensible warning. Th... more »

US-style "Democracy" No Different than Beijing's Version, US Labor Activist

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*October 7, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - With the "Occupy Central" protests in Hong Kong still ongoing, the movement's leadership has been exposed as completely backed, funded, and directed by foreign interests, particularly those of the US State Department through its National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiary the National Democratic Institute (NDI). At the core of "Occupy Central's" demands, as articulated by co-organizer Martin Lee during his trip to Washington D.C. with Anson Chan earlier this year, is the belief that Beijing should honor the demands made by pa... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 7, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *US Allies Account for 10 Percent of Anti-IS Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria: Reports -- RIA Novosti* MOSCOW, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - The forces of the US-led international coalition have carried out around 10 percent of over 1,700 airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday, citing anonymous defense officials. Since the beginning of airstrikes against the IS targets in Iraq back in August, the United States has conducted 1,768 airstrikes, while Arab and Europe... more »

Iraq’s Oil Exports Continue Their Up And Down Trend

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
Pressure has increased upon Iraq’s oil industry this year. Its northern Kirkuk pipeline has been down since March 2014, and Baghdad and Irbil remain at cross purposes over energy policy. Still exports saw an increase in September, while prices for Iraqi crude declined. September reversed a drop in exports that had been going on since June. For the month Iraq exported an average of 2.542 million barrels a day. That was up from August’s 2.375 million barrels, which was the second lowest amount of the year. The Oil Ministry had not achieved 2.5 million barrels a day since May. All of... more »

The French procurement agency takes delivery of its 1st retrofitted Rafale M from Dassault Aviation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 16 hours ago
[image: Rafale M10]On Friday, 3 October, the Dassault Aviation plant in Mérignac (France) delivered to the French defense procurement agency (DGA) the Rafale M10, the first of a tranche of ten retrofitted Rafale “Marine” (Navy) aircraft. These ten Rafale aircraft (M1 to M10) were produced from the late 1990s to replace the F-8 Crusaders aircraft that provided air defense for the French navy since 1964. As this replacement could not wait for the service entry of the versatile F2 and F3 standards, the ten Rafale Marine were provided with a so-called basic F1 standard, limited to su... more »

Common Core Documentary Experts: "the race is to keep the democracy alive"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
In insisting that children be college *and *career ready, Common Core assures that children will be neither.

THE WAY WE ARE: Cillizza fails to respond!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014Part 2—Classic press corps behavior:* Let’s return to yesterday’s question: Can President Clinton say that? For yesterday’s post, click here. The former president’s slanderous comments were apparently made in late April. Two weeks ago, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza repeated the vile things he said: CILLIZZA (9/25/14): “If a policymaker is a political leader and is covered primarily by the political press, there is a craving that borders on addictive to have a storyline," Bill Clinton said in a speech at Georgetown University back in April. “And t... more »

Obama Regime Continues to Sell Khorasan Hoax

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
Americans were served up a nice big piece of government fear-mongering to go along with their Sunday dinners last night. In an appearance on the state-corporate media’s flagship propaganda showcase 60 Minutes, Obama’s FBI director invoked the latest bogeyman Khorasan to keep the sheep flock in the state of constant dread that allows for the imposition of fascism in America. James Comey went on national television and basically lied to an uncritical interviewer in order to perpetuate the myth of the ultra-secret, worse than IS ( or ISIL or IS) scariest bad-asses of all time. It was... more »

Bio-Engineered Penis Transplants: A Coming Growth Industry

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
In what could be the growth industry of the future, scientists are close to finalizing development of penises grown in laboratories. The breakthrough is the culmination of years of studies on the penises of rabbits and after receiving FDA approval human testing will commence. According to a story reported by The Guardian entitled “Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men” I excerpt the following: *Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for agg... more »

Chilean shipyards redeliver Type 209 submarine to Ecuador

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: BAE Huancavilca (SS 102)]The Ecuadorian Navy took redelivery of a Type 209 submarine on 26 September at Chile's ASMAR Talcahuano shipyards. BAE Huancavilca (SS 102) was sent for a mid-life upgrade (MLU) and refit programme that included new batteries and integration of the Thales S-CUBE submarine sonar suite, the DCNS SUBTICS submarine combat system, and WASS A-184 Mod 3 heavyweight long-range torpedoes. According to the Ecuadoran Navy's logistics director, Rear Admiral Angel Sarzosa, work on Huancavilca lasted 34 months and now Ecuador's submarine force is fully renewed and... more »

Links-n-stuff.

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*The attempt by the KMT in Taipei to drum up a scandal involving current non-aligned candidate Ko Wen-je, who is leading in the polls, has been a flat failure. Number of those polled who believe Ko has risen, those who don't believe has fallen, and those not answering have also fallen. All small changes, but all in the same direction. The hospital's current president and accountant were grilled today in the legislature.* Sprinkling some links into your day.... ______________ *Daily Links*: - Arms sales talks with US take a serious turn? - Interesting article on China/Taiwan po... more »

Lost and Found: Missing Malaysian Navy Ship Located

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: KD Ganas]The Royal Malaysian Navy has found one of its gunboats which was reported missing off the coast of Sabah early Monday morning. Navy chief Abdul Aziz Jaafar in a series of tweets said that the vessel was located at nearly 7 p.m. (local Malaysian time) and the crew of seven was safe, except that they were "starving". One of the search and rescue (SAR) ships received a distress call from the missing ship roughly four hours before locating it; the gunboat reported engine malfunction and failed steering gear. The SAR vessels, KD Ganas and KD Lekiu, then proceeded to the ... more »

Graphs at a glance: Is the national debt being paid off? Cameron says yes but the independent Office of Budget Responsibility says it is actually increasing!

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 17 hours ago
We at Ripped-Off Britons don't think much of politicians generally. But we try to give them the benefit of the doubt if we can. When David Cameron, in his speech to the Tory Party Conference in October 2014, said we are "a country that is paying down its debts", was he fibbing or (giving benefit of the doubt) did he actually believe it? The Tories had already made this statement in 2013, and

Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Waking Times at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
Ida Lawrence, *Contributor* *Waking Times* At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price … More The post Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation appeared first on Waking Times.

KaBoom & ChaChing! Wall St. Cheers as Military Industrial Profits explode

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
Wall St cheers as US bombs are used to blow up US-made equipment that will all need replacing It looks like it is going to be a good year for America’s arms industry after all. *Things were looking bleak – at least by the standards of the US war machine – until Jihadi John and his cohorts started chopping off heads in the name of the Islamic State *and over-running nation states blessed with oil supplies. *Good thing the beheadings, that didn't take place, could be used by the all consuming/destroying war machine to breath new life into those sagging profits. Cui Bono?* Obama ca... more »

Common Core Documentary Parents: "we have to become activists"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
"It is abundantly clear that the legislators don't care. . ." So while SOS or its replacement, NPE, strut and proclaim, talk and talk and talk some more, there are parents taking the fight to the cynical profiteers' and ideologues' educational genocide against all we cherish. Sure, a legislative win here and a board of ed victory there make us feel good, but this is a war for the soul of American education, and it won't be won for children by legislative replacements, corporate union dealmaking, and the poor fools who still think they can close their doors and teach. This war w... more »

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, *Contributor* *Waking Times* When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but … More The post A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self appeared first on Waking Times.

Sex workers and victims alike betrayed by Canadian government

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 18 hours ago
As much as I like to gripe about Canada's government, there are only a handful of decisions over the years that have really stood out in my mind as betrayals of what I think it means to be Canadian. One was free trade, which followed the U.S. into a downward spiral of lower wages, part-time work and a dwindling list of goods that could be honestly considered to be "made in Canada." While it may have made things better for developing countries, it has been one of several factors adding to the growing divide between rich and poor. Another was the revamp of coastal fisheri... more »

The Idea Of An Independent-Minded South Dakota Senator Is Driving Harry Reid And Mitch McConnell Crazy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
Blue America planned to run a 60 second radio spot statewide in South Dakota based on the “Hit The Road, Joop” song (above). But the radio stations refused to take the ad. OK, we’ve faced that in every election cycle. This time we turned to Google. The idea is to get as many South Dakota voters as possible to listen to the song. The deal Google gave us has brought us over 100,000 impressions since October 2 and we only get charged when someone listens to at least 30 seconds of the song. As of Sunday that was over 10,000 South Dakotans over the age of 25. Almost all the money B... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Controversial media personality Ezra Levant speaks on Canadian campus* Controversial media personality Ezra Levant was at Ryerson Thursday to speak on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and about life for pro-Israel students on campus. Levant was invited by campus group Students Supporting Israel (SSI) and ended up speaking about much more than just the BDS — a campaign that the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voted on joining last April. During the opening of Levant’s presentation, SSI president Hadas Hait read the RSU equity statement — which is required to be “r...more »

Huffman Maintains Tight Secrecy on Testing Contract Worth at Least $60 Million

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 18 hours ago
Who is bidding for the new Common Core tests that Huffman's losers plan to use to replace Tennessee's current state test? Who knows? It's a secret. Or, who is on the committee to make the selection from the unknown bidders? Who knows? That's a secret, too. It's all a big secret. Inquiring citizens want to know. From Chalkbeat: The state would not disclose the membership of the committee that will choose the state’s next test, and its Department of General Services denied an open records request from Chalkbeat for the list of vendors who applied to write the test. But tw... more »

Is North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un In Control Of The Country?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Has North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Been Toppled? -- Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast* Out of sight for a month, young Kim is supposedly ill. But rumors are swirling he’s been deposed—and North Korea’s second most powerful man now feels confident enough to travel South. Hwang Pyong So must be feeling pretty good about himself right now. At the latest Supreme People’s Assembly meeting, he was made vice chairman of the National Defense Commission. This was after his promotion to director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, making him the top political officer in the... more »

Libya Updates ( October 7 , 2014 ) - While the focus is on ISIS rising in Syria and Iraq , ISIS also rising in Libya ! Politica updates and overall state of play !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Tweets..... *Alwasat *‏@alwasatengnews 27m27 minutes ago Former #*UN* envoy Tarek Mitri: Political power is centered in one part of # *Libya* while military force is in another http://www. alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/ *Alwasat *‏@alwasatengnews 3h3 hours ago 9 dead & 30 wounded from the Libyan army is the outcome of two days battles in Pnina. #*Libya* http://www.alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/40518/ … [image: Embedded image permalink] Top news story *All The News Is Now* ‏@AllTheNewsIsNow 21h21 hours ago #AlArabiya_Eng Video: *Libya*’s Islamist militants parade with ISIS f... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Australia: The crooked BOM again* *Canberra Thermometer Is Carefully Sited Next To A Huge Parking Lot* They are frantic Warmists at the Bureau of Meteorology so will do anything to pump the official temperature up. This is a classic example of an urban heat island effect I have heard that the station has finally been moved to a more reasonable location so it would be interesting to see what "adjustments" accompany that. Adding a constant to the new measurements would be my guess but they are unlikely to tell us. Like all Warmists they are secretive SOURCE *Feminist/Warm... more »

Hong Kong Democracy Protest ( October 7 , 2014 ) --- Heady protests days and nights fizzling out ? Agreement on talks with students near as Occupy Central protests dwindle ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Tweets...... *SCMP News* ‏@SCMP_News 9m9 minutes ago LIVE: Remaining protesters wary of talks set for Friday as #OccupyCentral enters 11th day http://www.scmp.com/article/161191 1/live-remaining-occupy-protesters-wary-talks-set-friday … *SCMP News* ‏@SCMP_News 6m6 minutes ago Patience wears thin among Hong Kong businesses over pro-democracy protests http://f.sc.mp/s5CLX8E *SCMP News* ‏@SCMP_News 20m20 minutes ago Hong Kong protesters need some democracy in their own ranks: HKU pollster http://f.sc.mp/rwcUR0F *SCMP News* ‏@SCMP_News 20m20 minutes ago Hong Kong protesters ... more »

The Role Of The Russian Orthodox Church In Aiding Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill arrive for the meeting with Russian Orthodox church bishops in Moscow February 1, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Sergei Gunyeev/Ria Novosti/Kremlin/Files *How The Russian Orthodox Church Answers Putin's Prayers In Ukraine -- Gabriela Baczynska and Tom Heneghan, Reuters* (Reuters) - After weeks of defying international pleas to free eight European officials they had captured in May, pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine released them unexpectedly in June following a public appeal by the head of the Russian Orth... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( October 7 , 2014 ) - Airstrikes near Kobane - not sure whether they are having major impact yet ..... Iraq Clears Aussie Troops for ISIS Ground War PM Ruled Out Any Foreign Troops in Iraq Only Last Week ...... US Helicopter Strikes Against ISIS Increase Shootdown Risk Low-Flying Apache Helicopters Could Be Easy Targets

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Anti War...... Iraq Clears Aussie Troops for ISIS Ground WarPM Ruled Out Any Foreign Troops in Iraq Only Last Week by Jason Ditz, October 06, 2014 Print This | Share This Less than a week ago, Iraqi Prime Minister Hayder Abadi insisted that no foreign ground troops would be welcome in his nation, and that he was confident the Iraqi military could defeat ISIS with Western air support alone. Today, Australian officials confirmed they’ve been given approval by the Abadi government for the deployment of their special forces ground troops into Iraq to fight against ISIS. Australian offici... more »

New Technology Can Test How Toxic a Substance is to Your DNA

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 19 hours ago
Marco Torres, *Prevent Disease* *Waking Times* A technique for high throughput screening of substances that could cause DNA damage has been developed by scientists. The technology allows for testing of drugs and cosmetics that could pose a risk to human health, and assesses damage done to DNA, while reducing reliance … More The post New Technology Can Test How Toxic a Substance is to Your DNA appeared first on Waking Times.

The Psycho Analysis On Who Putin Is Begins

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits an agricultural exhibition at Russia's Exhibition Centre in Moscow October 11, 2008. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Alexei Druzhinin/Pool (RUSSIA) *‘Once a Spy, Always a Spy’ -- Daniel Wiser, Washington Free Beacon* How Putin's KGB past shapes his autocratic rule It was January of 1990, and a middle-aged, overweight Vladimir Putin was depressed. Working as a paper-pushing KGB intelligence officer in Dresden, Germany, Putin spent most of his time attempting to recruit undercover foreign agents and writing reports. News from back home in the Soviet... more »

What U.S. Air War In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
US Airforce via Reuters *America’s WTF Air War In Syria -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast* The ‘pinpricks’ from American bombs continue, and so do the advances of ISIS. Better communications on the ground might change all that. SURUC, Turkey – The roar of U.S. warplanes swooping over the mainly Kurdish border town of Kobani in Syria on Saturday night was greeted with clenched–fist relief by Turkish Kurds keeping vigil in villages along the border. In the gloom the flash of missiles impacting in the distance heartened them. Kurds hope the second consecutive night of American airstrikes... more »

‘Surrender,’ by Steven DaLuz

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 19 hours ago
*Surrender*, by Steven DaLuz, oil, composition gold leaf on panel; 36" x 36" Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

U.S. Apache Helicopters Are Now Being Used For The First Time Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*U.S. Apache Helicopters Join Battle Against Islamic State -- Wall Street Journal* Attack Helicopters Enter Campaign in Anbar, Equipped With More Sensors and Targeting Devices Than Other Aircraft WASHINGTON—U.S. military officials on Sunday introduced Apache helicopters into the campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq’s embattled Anbar province, marking the closest air support the U.S. has provided since it began airstrikes in early August. The use of Apache AH-64 helicopters provided new capabilities in the U.S. fight against Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. T... more »

The accidental release of 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution into the Belgium environment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/press/news/_layouts/forms/News_DispForm.aspx?List=8db7286c-fe2d-476c-9133-18ff4cb1b568&ID=1065 *Monitoring current threats: ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR), week 37/2014* ​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. This issue covers the period 7–13 September 2014 and includes updates on: *The accidental release of 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution into the environment - Belgium* As r... more »

The Islamic Stake Can Now Shell Baghdad Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Location: The militants are understood to have had their advance halted by airstrikes yesterday at Ameriyat Al-Falluja yesterday - a small city about 18 miles south of Fallujah and 40 miles west of Baghdad. But the clashes did not force the bulk of the fighters - with many of them now having made their way to the Baghdad suburbs *ISIL Within Shelling Range Of Baghdad Airport -- Washington Free Beacon* *Gaining ground in both Iraq, Syria* The United States appears to be losing its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, experts say, a... more »

Power

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 19 hours ago
Yesterday's post was just a cathartic exercise for me. I was just flabbergasted to hear that Nestle was still pushing its infant formula on women with no access to clean water for at least 15 years after they'd signed an international code of conduct saying they'd stop doing so. Now, I just want to say again, that the left mystifies and bewilders me. Why do we no longer want to gain power? What's the point of all of our activity if we really don't want to achieve anything by it? If our lack of resources (including access to the media) is preventing us from getting our message across... more »

TSA Sued Over Desecration of Ohio Man's Mother's Cremated Remains

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 20 hours ago
Ever since its inception the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) which serves as America’s airport Gestapo has come under fire for numerous transgressions. Whether it be feeling up children, shaking down old women in medical diapers, intimidating hapless travelers or stealing their belongings it is a big government abomination of the worst type. In a great example of not letting a good crisis go to waste, the TSA was launched in the tense aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks and has turned into a permanent fixture in an increasingly fascist America. It represents the worst... more »

First Canister Launch of Agni-V Soon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Agni V ICBM]Days after China flight-tested an upgraded version of its 10,000-km range Dongfeng-31B missile, which could reach most of the US and European cities, India is all set for the first canister-launch of Agni-V missile in a bid to reinforce its nuclear deterrence. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Agni-V could target all of Asia and parts of Africa and Europe. It is part of the Agni series of missiles developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme. Read more

GAIA PORTAL: Facades are exposed and dissolved instantaneously in the Higher Energetics influx of this moment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
*Facades are exposed and dissolved instantaneously in the Higher Energetics influx of this moment* by ÉirePort gaia_energy1Facades are exposed and dissolved instantaneously in the Higher Energetics influx of this moment. As appearances are viewed from Higher Self eyes, hu-manity awakens in the re-birth of Light BEingness. Frontal attacks are now unnecessary, and fade from sight. Linear constructs precipitate nothing, as Cosmic Exponentials influx to Gaia Higher. Streams of connectiveness permeate all Hue-manity at this now moment, and continue indefinitely. ÉirePort | October 7...more »

Hubeny, Semenoff: eternally accelerating quark breeds its antiquark

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*Off-topic, Nobel prize:* the 2014 physics Nobel prize goes to three Japanese guys for the discovery of blue LED diodes. Nakamura with or without Tokura were guessed in 2009 and 2005 so it's no "total surprise" but I still think that there have been way too many prizes like that. Veronika Hubený (the surname means male-and-skinny in Czech; of course that her name would be female-and-skinny, i.e. Hubená, if Veronika's family emigrated *after* her name was settled LOL) and Gordon Semenoff published two playful and potentially important hep-th papers today, Holographic accelerated he... more »

Thomas Williams (Drake's henchman) shooting in the wild in veiled threats to Amin.

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 21 hours ago
by Mahathir M (member of FASEI group). Neil Keenan & Drake are suffering serious fallout following the recent bust on their association with shady characters like the King Ed. Silva of Hawaii Kingdom, Judge Naidu, Count Albert SC Chiang, Kingdom of Colonia St John and the Dragon Family. As documents after documents submitted by Keenan prove to be fakes, Drake and Keenan are also being exposed as con-artists in the Amanah Gold Assets & Global Colateral Account Scams. It is all "dog & pony shows". The villains (Keith Scotts, OITC, Ray Dam etc) and "heroes (Drakes, Keenan, Ben Fulford,... more »

Are Adobe Secretly Watching You Read Via DRM?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 21 hours ago
The question of privacy on the internet has once again raised its head with the posting by Digital Reader on Adobe’s ACS DRM systemand what is claimed to be excessive data gathering of personal information from consumer’s elibraries. We can’t comment on whether the facts as presented are true or false, but we are able to say that if true, they are a significant shift from where Adobe started from and seriously question the role of DRM and whether consumer privacy rights have been breeched. Abobe DRM history goes back many years. ACS3 was widely used by retailers but effectively ... more »

Paper: TCR, ECS climate sensitivity: 1.3, 1.6 °C

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Reasonable climatological papers (including papers strongly relevant for the debate about the climate hysteria) began to appear more frequently again. Nicholas Lewis and Judith Curry have a new paper The implications for climate sensitivity of AR5 forcing and heat uptake estimates (full text free PDF) in the journal Climate Dynamics. *Click to zoom in.* Their goal is to take the newest IPCC AR5 WG1 temperature (and ocean heat) data from 1750 AD and analyze the accumulation of heat and temperature changes in the best way, with a minimum dependence on climate modelling that may in... more »

Raytheon awarded contract to build new U.S. Air Force radar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: 3DELRR concept]The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon Company a $19.5 million contract for engineering and manufacturing development of a new expeditionary radar that will detect, identify and track drones, missiles and aircraft. The total contract, including all options, is currently estimated at $71.8 million and includes the procurement of an additional three radar systems, for a total of six radar systems and product support. The radar, called the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar, or 3DELRR, is one of the first programs under the DoD's Better Buying Power ... more »

Bulgaria Plans to Ground Its Russian-Made Fighter Jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Rossen Plevneliev]Bulgaria's military will scrap three dozen of its Russian-made fighter jets and bombers to reassert its independence from Moscow, the defense minister said, following the Bulgarian president's denouncement of Russia as a "nationalist, aggressive state." The plan to get rid of all Russian-made aircraft is part of Bulgaria's military development program through 2020 to further integrate the former Soviet bloc nation into the Western NATO defense alliance, of which it is a member, Bulgaria's Trud newspaper reported Monday. The military will present to parliame... more »

Air Force moves to streamline ICBM improvements

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Minuteman III ICBM]Air Force Global Strike Command is working to streamline the process for sustaining the current intercontinental ballistic missile force, which includes Malmstrom Air Force Base. The command has implemented the ICBM Parts Centralized Funding Program designed to lessen budgetary pressures on missile wing leadership, according to AFGSC. As of Oct. 1, the start of the 2015 fiscal year, AFGSC assumed responsibility for the daily funding of the parts costs for the ICBM weapons system. It’s the first attempt by AFGSC to bring that funding up to the major comman... more »

Textron Division Wins $34 Million Contract For LCS Unmanned Minesweeper

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV)]A division of Textron Systems has won a $33.8 million Navy contract for an unmanned surface vehicle designed to sweep for acoustic and magnetic mines from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), company officials told USNI News last week. The Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS previously known as the unmanned surface sweep system or USSS) is planned for the Mine Countermeasure (MCM) mission package planned for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The USV is designed to methodically sweep a patch of ocean towing a cable designed to trigger so-calle... more »

Ukraine: Nazis in Plain Sight

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*October 7, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The Western press recently reported the destruction of a Soviet-era statue of Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. The Washington Post would claim in its report, "Ukrainians just pulled down a massive Lenin statue. What does that signal for Russia?," that: *Anti-Russian protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, pulled down a massive statue of Vladimir Lenin late Sunday, a sign of hardening anger toward the Kremlin in an eastern Ukrainian area where sympathies are split between Kiev and Moscow.* *The pro-European ... more »

Gulfstream jets with Israeli radar to replace US Navy’s P-3 orion in test-range surveillance

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Gulfstream G550 aircraft]The US Navy announced it plans to acquire a Gulfstream G550 modified to carry the conformal airborne early warning system (CAEW), to be used as ‘range support aircraft’, replacing P-3 and C-130 based radar carrying aircraft. The Navy will take delivery no later than the end of fiscal 2017. The US Navy will become the system’s fourth customer, following orders from the Israeli Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Italian Air Force. The aircraft is designed to host as multiple telemetry links supporting L, S and C bands supporting diffe... more »

Warships sail to eastern Africa

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Talwar class FFG]Four Indian Navy (IN) ships from the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command have set out on a two-month-long overseas deployment (OSD) to friendly nations in east Africa, with one of the warships to later proceed for a military exercise with the South African and Brazilian navies near the South African coast. According to IN officers, INS Mumbai (destroyer), INS Teg and INS Talwar (guided missile frigates), and INS Deepak (fleet replenishment tanker) set sail for the OSD last week under the command of Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet Rear Admiral R. Hari Ku... more »

Despite new threat, UK armed forces heading for spending crisis

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: RAF Tornado GR4s over Iraq. Photograph: Cpl Neil Bryden/MOD/REX]David Cameron has warned of a "generational struggle" against the Islamic State (Isis). He has said he fears it is a struggle that would last "the rest of my political lifetime". He promised that Britain would use all its "military prowess" against it. Yet what is the country's military prowess, and what are the implications for Britain's armed forces of this projected long-term struggle? Little has been said or written about the potential consequences for the army, navy, and airforce, and their budgets, even ta... more »

Contractor sold faulty navigation units to armed forces, lawsuit claims

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Northrop Grumman Corp.]A Utah employee of giant defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. alleges in a lawsuit that the company has been faking tests of its navigation system and then selling faulty units to the armed forces where it is used in manned aircraft, drones, missiles, submarines and other vehicles. Todd Donaldson, a Northrop Grumman employee for more than 25 years, alleges in a federal court lawsuit that technicians were instructed to manually type in "pass" so it appears on results after seeing that the navigation units typically failed the required tests, accord... more »

A Tepid New Role for Germany

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Type 214 class SSK]When the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark chose to fly bombing missions over Iraq alongside the U.S. against the terrorist forces of Islamic State, that decision represented a very confrontational taking of sides. Here were three small democracies assertively accepting both the heightened risk of terrorist reprisals at home and Barack Obama ’s intention to “destroy” ISIS through a campaign that could take years. Germany, the three countries’ big NATO ally and neighbor, didn’t join them. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sept. 11 that... more »

Russia's Nuclear Euphoria Ignores Reality

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Akula (Typhoon) class SSBN]Muscovites are staging a campaign against Western sanctions called: "Fighting sanctions with fashion." Participants trade in their old T-shirts with Western slogans for new shirts bearing such inscriptions as: "Sanctions? My Iskander laughs at sanctions," or "The Topol couldn't care less about sanctions" — references to Russia's Iskander and Topol ballistic missiles. Several major Moscow companies are funding the campaign, including Vnukovo Airport, the Transtroyinvest construction company and the Baikal corporation. It is by no means an individual...more »

Russia's Black Sea Fleet to Receive New Frigate, Two Subs by 2015: Navy Commander

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Varshavyanka-class SSK]Russia's Black Sea Fleet will commission an Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate and two Varshavyanka-class diesel electric submarines by the end of 2014, Navy Commander-in-Chief, Adm. Viktor Chirkov, said Monday. "The Black Sea Fleet will receive two out of six Varshavyanka-class boats by the end of the year...In addition, we are planning to raise the flag on the first out of six Project 1135.6 frigates by the same time," Chirkov said in an interview with RIA Novosti. Crimea-based Black Sea Fleet is expected to commission all six frigates and six submar... more »

Taiwan advised to start small in bid to make submarines at home

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]As the 2016 presidential election edges closer, Taiwan's desire to build submarines at home has gained attention, with one submarine expert suggesting that Taiwan start with small 500-ton vessels. Wang Jyh-perng, a Navy captain and associate research fellow at the Association for Managing Defense and Strategies, said Monday that for a beginner like Taiwan, building small ships would allow it to avoid the high costs in developing and producing submarines as big as the 3,000-ton Swordfish-class diesel sub it owns now. It would also be easier for... more »

Australia's LHD 'as aircraft carrier' headache

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: F-35B Lightning II]It has been widely reported that in the lead up to the 2015 Defence White Paper, Prime Minister Tony Abbott ordered Defence to assess the benefits of F-35B jump jets and converting the Canberra class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD) to accommodate them. Previously, the RAAF was committed to buying only the F-35A version of the Joint Strike Fighter. Writing in the academic blog, The Conversation, in June, Stephen L Jones opined that if Australia was serious about buying the jump jet version of the JSF, it would be wise to look at why the UK is the only count... more »

Disney on Ice in Utah Nov 12-16th 2014

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
I have been given tickets to Disney on Ice in exchange this post and subsequent giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own. Disney on Ice is headed back into Salt Lake City this coming November with scenes from Cars, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story 3 and Tinkerbell. Disney on Ice is hands down our favorite family outing of the year and my 5-year-old is so excited for the chance to see Tinkerbell on ice. We love the whole experience every time we go. The music, the skating and the there always seems to be an aerial twist of some sort. We absolutely can't wait to go see this show. Read mor... more »

Supergroups from Hanany-Witten-like constructions

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
One month ago, Cumrun Vafa released a paper articulating some provoking statements about the holographic duals of gauge theories with a gauge supergroup, \(U(m|n)\). Today, we may read a 143-page-long (!) paper by Edward Witten and Victor Mikhaylov, Branes and Supergroups, which says some very interesting and very different things about gauge theories based on these \(U(m|n)\) supergroups. They may deduce some new statements about dualities of various Chern-Simons theories and similar beasts. Their starting point is the Hanany-Witten setup. In type IIB string theory, you may c... more »

A New Underwater Robot Could Be Used To Sniff Out Smuggled Drugs, Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The oval-shaped submersible robot is half waterpoof to keep electronic components safe from damage. Credit: Sampriti Bhattacharyya/MIT *Underwater Robots Could Sniff Out Smuggled Drugs, Weapons -- Live Science* A warning to all smugglers: A new underwater robot could be used to sniff out contraband — including weapons and drugs — hidden aboard ships. Developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the new, oval-shaped robot may be small (it's slightly smaller than a football), but it features some big crime-stopping abilities. One side of the bot is fla... more »

Alan Waldman : Charming Scottish dramedy ‘Monarch of the Glen’ offers fun characters, luscious scenery

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
For seven seasons, members of the MacDonald family, their servants, neighbors, and visitors, scheme and counter-scheme at a massive Scottish Highlands estate. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | October 7, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews … finish reading Alan Waldman : Charming Scottish dramedy ‘Monarch of the Glen’ offers fun characters, luscious scenery

BOSSI, The Rockefellers and the Men Who Killed Malcolm X

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
"Ehrlichman quickly found a candidate, a well-decorated, forty year-old Irish New York City cop, John J. Caulfield. Caulfield had been a member of the NYPD and its undercover unit, the Bureau of Special Services and Investigations (BOSSI). He had made cases against dissident and terrorist organizations, and BOSSI as a whole was known for its ability to penetrate and keep track of left-wing and black groups. One of the unit's jobs was to work closely with the Secret Service and guard political dignitaries and world leaders who frequently moved through the city. During the 1960 ... more »

You Can Now Make A Metal Gun In Your Home

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home -- Threat Level/Wired* When Cody Wilson revealed the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the “maker” movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm with a click in the privacy of his or her garage. Now he’s moved on to a new form of digital DIY gunsmithing. And this time the results aren’t made of plastic. Wilson’s latest radically libertarian project is a PC-connected milling machine he calls the Ghost Gunner. Like any computer-numerically-controlled (or CNC) mill, the one-fo... more »

Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
Anna Hunt, *Staff Writer* *Waking Times* Brainwave entrainment is a way to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state … More The post Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves appeared first on Waking Times.

Freddie Mercury: Profane and missed...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
no comment.

US Goal: Rip Europe in Half

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The sooner we're done with sanctions the better - that's the view of the man in charge of Germany's ties with Russia. Gernot Erler says Berlin understands the restrictions against Moscow are backfiring. RT is joined by John Laughland, Director of Studies at the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation in Paris.

The Female Four-Stars In The U.S. Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* Lt General Lori Robinson. Wikimedia *The Arrival Of The Female Four-Stars -- Miriam Krieger & Michael O'Hanlon, National Interest* The Senate recently confirmed Gen. Lori Robinson of the U.S. Air Force as commander of all air forces in the Pacific. While great news, more needs to be done to help women attain success in the military. Only six years after an Army officer, General Ann Dunwoody, became the first woman in U.S. history ever to attain the rank of four-star general, the nation’s armed forces will soon appoint its third woman serving with four stars, the highest r... more »

Is Bill Clinton's Endorsement Really The Only One That Moves Voters This Year?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Even Bill can't perform miracles when the candidate is completely implausible Author Steven King is such an iconic figure in Maine that I have to think his fulsome endorsement of Shenna Bellows for Senate helped— at the very least— to draw much-needed attention to her race. When King endorsed her, name recognition was what Bellows needed most of all— that and people realizing they needed to check her out and not just settle on what they already have. But sway votes? That’s another kettle of fish altogether. Peter Case, Dan Godlin and Rickie Lee Jones have done recent fundraising and... more »

Former CIA Director And U.S. Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta: Obama 'Lost His Way'. Predicts A 30 Year Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Panetta: '30-Year War' And A Leadership Test For Obama -- USA Today* CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. — Americans should be braced for a long battle against the brutal terrorist group Islamic State that will test U.S. resolve — and the leadership of the commander in chief, says Leon Panetta, who headed the CIA and then the Pentagon as Al Qaeda was weakened and Osama bin Laden killed. "I think we're looking at kind of a 30-year war," he says, one that will have to extend beyond Islamic State to include emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere. In his first interview ... more »

North, South Korea Naval Ships Exchange Fire Near The Disputed Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BBC *South, North Korea Ships Fire Shots At Disputed Sea Border -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots on Tuesday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed sea border off the peninsula's west coast and fired shots back before retreating, a South Korean defense official said. There were no casualties on the South Korean side and none of the shots by either side was aimed at the other's vessel, he told Reuters. It was the latest in a series of similar altercations near Yeonpyeong island, which was bombed by the North in 2010 killing four peop... more »

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Connecting the Pipe Nebula to the colorful region near bright star Antares is a dark cloud dubbed the Dark River, flowing from the picture's left edge. Murky looking, the Dark River's appearance is caused by dust obscuring background starlight, although the dark nebula contains mostly hydrogen and molecular gas. *Click image for larger size.* Surrounded by dust, Antares, a red supergiant star, creates an unusual bright yellowish reflection nebula. Above it, bright blue double star Rho Ophiuchi is embedded in one of the more typical bluish reflection nebulae, while red emission neb... more »

"Remarkable..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams

The House that Jack Built - The Highest in the Land

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Barlow and Watt - The Highest in the Land (1973) from Spike EP on Vimeo. Left to Right : *The Duke of Connaught, The Prince of Wales*, and *The Duke of Clarence.* * “LONDON, Nov. 1, 1970 (AP)* – The Sunday Times expressed belief today that Jack the Ripper, infamous London murderer of nearly 100 years ago, was Edward, Duke of Clarence, grandson of Queen Victoria and older brother of George V. The Times was commenting on the statement of an eminent British surgeon who said that the Ripper ‘was the heir to power and wealth.’ The surgeon, Thomas E.A. Stowell, while claiming to know ...more »

The Poet: Kuroda Saburo, "I Am Completely Different"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"I Am Completely Different"* "I am completely different. Though I am wearing the same tie as yesterday, am as poor as yesterday, as good for nothing as yesterday, today I am completely different. Though I am wearing the same clothes, am as drunk as yesterday, living as clumsily as yesterday, nevertheless today I am completely different. Ah... I patiently close my eyes on all the grins and smirks, on all the twisted smiles and horse laughs- and glimpse then, inside me one beautiful white butterfly fluttering towards tomorrow." - Kuroda Saburo

"A Wise Man Once Said..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“A wise man once said you can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle, you better decide how much you’re willing to lose. Too often, going after what feels good means letting go of what you know is right, and letting someone in means abandoning the walls you’ve spent a lifetime building. Of course, the toughest sacrifices are the ones we don’t see coming, when we don’t have time to come up with a strategy to pick a side or to measure the potential loss. When that happens, when th... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Things Celtic”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Things Celtic”* by Paulo Coelho *"A Celtic Prayer"* "May God give you… For every storm, a rainbow, For every tear, a smile, For every care, a promise, And a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, A faithful friend to share, For every sigh, a sweet song, And an answer for each prayer." • *"An Old Celtic Blessing"* "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand." • *"History of The Claddagh Ring"* "The C... more »

Chet Raymo, "Knowledge and Mystery"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Knowledge and Mystery"* by Chet Raymo "Science takes the mystery out of life." How often have I heard that complaint from someone too stubborn to learn a bit of science. Nothing, it seems to me, could be further from the truth. An article in a recent issue of "Science" recounts progress on the protein-folding problem. Proteins are long sequences of amino acids, which are themselves rather simple molecules, just twenty types of which account for the chemistry of life. DNA specifies the sequence- three steps on the double helix code for each of the amino acids- and through the inte... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Changing Roles As We Ebb and Flow Through Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Changing Roles As We Ebb and Flow Through Life"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We all change throughout life trying new and different things, but the core of who we really are remains the same. As we bob and weave with the ebb and flow of life our roles change, but our true self remains constant. As spiritual beings having a human experience, we go through many aspects of humanity in one lifetime. Living in the material world of opposites, labels, and classifications, we often identify ourselves by the roles we play, forgetting that these aspects shift and change throughout our ... more »

"Only Sure Of Today..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.” - Henry Ward Beecher

what i'm reading: how i live now, excellent (youth) novel by meg rosoff

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Last year, I wrote about an excellent, unusual youth novel called *There Is No Dog*, by Meg Rosoff. I recently read the author's 2004 debut novel, *How I Live Now*, and I'm here to lay down a flat-out rave review. Most of *How I Live Now* is told from the point of view of a teenaged narrator, in a present-tense first-person stream of thought, with long, rambling sentences and minimal punctuation. I often have problems with quirky or immature narrators as the voice feels forced and inauthentic to me. I found some famous and popular novels unreadable because of this. In this book, ho... more »

A Plan On How To Fight The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*ISIS Withstanding U.S. Counteroffensive -- Max Boot, Commentary* The limited bombing that President Obama has unleashed against ISIS is, predictably, having little impact. As one would expect, ISIS has adjusted its tactics to make itself a hard target to hit from the air–there will be fewer columns of vehicles flying the black flag and fewer chances to see ISIS leaders in the open. The Wall Street Journal notes, “Islamic State appears to have largely withstood the airstrikes so far and with scant pressure on the ground in Iraq and Syria, the militants have given up little of the ... more »

Syria's Grand Mufti: Erdogan & Davutoglu behind Abduction of Two Aleppo Archbishops [June 2014]

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Erdogan should be the one apologizing. . . to the Syrian people, Assad, the Kurds in Syria, the victims of ISIL kidnappings and beheadings, and the families of the victims.* *Video Title: Syria's Grand Mufti: Erdogan & Davutoglu behind Abduction of Two Aleppo Archbishops. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: June 27, 2014. Description:* The Grand Sunni Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, discusses on camera the circumstances that led to the infamous abduction of the two Archbishops of Aleppo, Yohanna Ibrahim for the Syriac Orthodox and Boulos Yazigi for the Greek Orthodox. He... more »

Caution: AFT Has Made a Deal with inBloom-like Clever

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
On October 3, 2014, EdWeek reported that Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), has announced its intention to “partner” with “ed-tech startup” Clever. I first wrote about Clever in January 2014. Like inBloom, Clever is a “data cloud.” As such, Clever offers an inBloom-like means of accessing and sharing student data. Uh, oh. […]

Richard the Lionheart and the Knights Templar

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*"The Arabian Peninsula has never -- since God made it flat, created its desert, and encircled it with seas -- been stormed by any forces like the crusader armies spreading in it like locusts, eating its riches and wiping out its plantations. All this is happening at a time in which nations are attacking Muslims like people fighting over a plate of food. In the light of the grave situation and the lack of support, we and you are obliged to discuss current events, and we should all agree on how to settle the matter."* *- Usama Bin Laden,* *Second Fatwah, 1998* *Richard the Lionhea... more »

Bonus quote of the day: On local bureaucracy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Auckland architect Jack Manning, asked about retiring … *“You’re still working, you said…?” *“Well, it depends. Work now has to be interesting. I'm finding the bureaucracy is getting so over-bearing. The amount of time you have getting delight from what you do diminishes when you're mucking round with councils all the time. ”It used to be so easy. You used to take some scruffy drawings and get a permit in a week. Nowadays you've got resource consents and building consents and you've got to get a consent at the end for the thing as well. It just takes so long…” Content is copyrig... more »

The iPads were literally sitting untouched on the play table, next to the play cutlery, plates, and a giant wedge of plastic cheese. #edtech

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
It’s easy to fascinate and receive kudos from the broader education community when you can do something interesting with technology. Before this school year started, I was asked to lead a technology club after school for fourth and fifth grade students. After brainstorming what was possible, what I wanted to do, what students might want […]

Which of the Supreme Court thug-justices finked out on God's own homo-haters?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The Washington Post's "Changing landscape of same-sex marriage" map (click to enlarge). Not "flipped" on the map are some "pending appeal" states in two of the three appeals-court circuits where the Supreme Court today let pro-marriage-equality rulings stand: in the Fourth Circuit, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; and in the Tenth Circuit, Kansas and Wyoming. Assuming all of these states are added to the "same-sex marriage OK" group, that will make 30.* *by Ken* By now I assume everyone has heard about what the Supreme Court did today in its strange stealthy way... more »

the big cock

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Geopolitics: “The Real Status of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Real Status of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq”* by Dr. Ron Paul “After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it. More than 2,000 US fighters have been killed in the 13 year Afghan war. More than 20,000 Afghan civilians were also killed. According to a study last year by a Harvard University researcher, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost in total betw... more »

Spectators To A Slaughter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas *'A Terrible Slaughter Is Coming' -- Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic* On the Turkish border, the world stands idly by as ISIS threatens a massacre in a Syrian town. The theme of the week in the Syria conflict—that airstrikes are of only limited use in the struggle to degrade and destroy the Islamic State terror group—is about to be underscored in terrible fashion in the be... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 6, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Still image from an ISIS YouTube video *The Real Ideology Driving ISIS Isn't Islam Or Caliphate Revivalism: It's Ultraviolence -- Max Fisher, VOX* So much has been written about ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Where it comes from, what it wants, what drives its extremist ideology, why it has overtaken so much of the Middle East, what the world and the United States can and cannot do stop it. These are all complex and important topics worthy of intensive examination. But when ISIS released its third beheading video on Friday, of the British aid worker Alan Henning, and t... more »

Benjamin Fulford - October 6, 2014: The white hats control the weather, now it is time to control the rest

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*This is Benjamin Fulford in his role as message bearer of Asia to the West. Views below are solely those of Benjamin Fulford and not necessarily of this blog. -AK* Benjamin Fulford - October 6, 2014: The white hats control the weather, now it is time to control the rest As this article goes to press in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, October 6th, 2014, the night skies above are clear, following a sunny day of idyllic mild autumn weather. The problem was the Japanese meteorological agency (JMA) and all the corporate news outlets were saying Tokyo was supposed to be hit by a monster typho... more »

The Kafkaesque Trial Going on in Atlanta

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*“This conspiracy was cleverly, cleverly disguised and the purpose of the conspiracy was this – to illegally inflate test scores and create a false, false impression of academic success for many students in the Atlanta Public School system,” prosecutor Fani Willis said. “It was done to those students’ detriment.”* Too bad the corporate television networks don't find this trial in Atlanta as juicy as O.J. or the last murder victim story. Perhaps The Ed Show will pick up the story. Meanwhile, a Kafkaesque scene that embodies everything wrong with NCLB, RTtT and Common Core, is play... more »

Inflation's Not the Only Way Easy Money Destroys Wealth

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by Frank Shostak* The US Federal Reserve can keep stimulating the American economy because inflation is posing little threat, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Kocherlakota says. “I am expecting an inflation rate to run below two percent for the next four years, through 2018,” he says. “That means there is more room for monetary policy to be helpful in terms of … boosting demand without running up against generating too much inflation.” On the face of it, he’s right. The yearly rate of growth of the official consumer price index (CPI) stood at 1.7 percent i... more »

Roswell, Nathan Twining and the Mini-EOTS

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
There is a misunderstanding about the Twining letter and it is about what caused it to be written. To understand it in the context of the time, it is necessary to understand why the letter was written. In July 1947, an officer who worked for Brigadier General George Schulgen put together an Estimate of the Situation, which is not to be confused with the big one that was written later. This mini-EOTS covered a number of sightings that had been made early in 1947, including a few that had preceded Arnold. LTC George Garrett was the officer who wrote this EOTS that was sent to LTG Nat... more »

Khorosan Group Was a Scam:  “You Haven’t Heard of the Khorosan Group Because There Isn’t One."  (Administration Invented It, Calculating It Had A Better Jihadist Propaganda Connection)

You remember that the FBI/NSA spokespeople reported in 2001 that Osama bin Ladin stated clearly in public that he had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks, right? And he was never on the Most Wanted lists easily checked at any post office because they had no proof he was involved, right? Seems that no one at any of the major news organizations picked up on these facts. Or remember them if you

World News Briefs -- October 6, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim In Madrid Becomes First Person In The World To Contract Virus Outside Of Africa -- Daily Mail* * Unnamed nurse believed to be part of team that treated Manuel Garcia Viejo * First test on the woman has come back positive after going to hospital today * Spanish missionary was brought back from Africa last month for treatment * He died on 26 September at Madrid's Carlos III Hospital from deadly virus A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim in Madrid has become the first person in the world to contract the deadly virus outside of Africa. The... more »

Has Turkey Abandoned The Kurds In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Turkish army tanks take up position on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas *ISIS Is About To Take A City Called Kobane. Will It Drag Turkey Into War? -- Zack Beauchamp, VOX* After several failed invasion attempts, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria appears on the verge of taking the Syrian town Kobane. This is the culmination of an assault that began in early September, has sent thousands of refugees fleeing across the border, and has big implications for the larger conflict. Yes, ISIS has seize... more »

A terribble Tytphoon hit Fukushima

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Nothing to see here folks its all good. Situation totally under control. Nuclear is not a bad thing. I am not a smart person but I see and to me Tokyo is toast and for the most part Tokyo is Japan the other regions will likely rejoice at the final end of Medieval tribute

Recomposing Labour

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Oblivion is a shuffle, lurch, and crawl away for the Conservative Party. Even if by some dark miracle they are returned to power next year, the terminal crisis enveloping them cannot be sidestepped. Either the hard right lunatics decamp to an ever-so-pure and ever-so-irrelevant electoral lash up with the purple people bleaters, or they don't. And for as long as they lay claim to Toryism, so the Conservative Party will be permanently hobbled. Yet things aren't too great for Labour either. Demographics, economics, and culture are chewing up the Tories. But they're doing the same for L... more »

What is my solution to ISIS

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Cut off thier CIA funneled funding. What should be obious by now is that we spend billions training forces to fight on on side, and every time a battle come up we just give all our weapons away to a bunch of cave men. I call foul!

Fin de siècle . . .

Edstock at The Galloping Beaver - 1 day ago
WEALTH ACCRUES UNEVENLY. Always has, probably always will, as history shows. But things can get distorted and then there's a market 're-adjustment'. Sometimes such a re-adjustment turns revolutionary.  When I was a child, there were Rolls, Bentley, Mercedes Lincoln and Cadillac plus the rare Ferrari or Maserati or Aston or Bristol or Alvis, and that was about it. Today, there are around

Trying to be the architect of your life: A tale of two cities.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Affordable housing? In many cities, that’s illegal. [Hat tip S O’B] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Washington Post Pays George Will To Write Fantasies: “Bell Might Be Hot On Booker’s Heels”

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Jeff Bell and fan club Disclosure: None of us at *DWT* are fans of Wall Street whore Cory Booker. That said, we’re probably more grounded in reality than delusional Villager George Will. The last time New Jersey elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate was 1972 when *very* liberal Republican Clifford Case, first elected in 1954, was reelected to his 4th term. A right-wing anti-tax nut, Jeffrey Bell, beat him in the 1978 Republican primary. Bell was then trounced in the general election by Democrat Bill Bradley and no Republican has ever been elected to the Senate from New Jersey again... more »

With The Islamic State On The Verge Of Victory In Kobani US Strategy Lies In Ruins

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Islamic State fighter walks near a black flag belonging to the Islamic State near the Syrian town of Kobani, pictured from the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas *Isis On The Verge Of Victory In Kobani As US Strategy Lies In Ruins: Jihadists Close To Taking City Near Turkish Border -- The Independent* Syria’s Kurds are unable to do a political deal with neighbouring Turkey, while US air strikes are failing to make much impact, Patrick Cockburn reports Isis is close to capturing the Syrian Kurdish ... more »

Starting this week: The Way We Are!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014Our latest award-winning series:* In this morning’s principal post, we started our latest award-winning series. We’re calling this series The Way We Are. In the series, we plan to describe the way our public discourse actually works, as compared to the representations found in our civics textbooks. This week, we’ll be discussing “story lines”—narratives, Standard Group Stories, scripts. In future weeks, we’ll look at other dispiriting aspects of our Potemkin discourse. That said, we still have one week to go on our previous award-winning series, The Houses... more »

Urban Warfare Underway Between Kurdish And Islamic State Fighters In The Syrian Border Town Of Kobane (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC* *ISIL Penetrates Syrian Town Of Kobane -- Al Jazeera* Kurdish forces order civilians to flee as ISIL reportedly enters Kurdish-Syrian town, sparking heavy street fighting. Fighters from ISIL have penetrated the Syrian town Kobane for the first time, sparking street-to-street fighting and an order from its Kurdish defenders for all civilians to flee. Two black ISIL flags were seen flying on Kobane's eastern side on Monday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, while there were reports of ISIL fighters entering the town from the east. "Urban guerrilla warfare... more »

Ukraine Crisis -- News Updates October 6, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Pro-Russian rebels on a tank get ready to take position near the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during fighting with Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 4, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov *NATO Concerned Over E. Ukraine Cease-fire Violations -- Voice of America* The new head of NATO said the Western military alliance is concerned about the large number of violations of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, which he indirectly blamed on pro-Russian separatists. Speaking in Poland Monday on his first foreign trip as NATO secretary-general,... more »

Supplemental: Can we believe anything these people say?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014Amanda Bennett edition:* In recent weeks, we’ve listed some puzzling statements and claims by major journalists. Was Lawrence O’Donnell really suckled by ferrets in a den near the Dorchester Yacht Club? We weren’t sure we completely believed his claim! Did Meredith Vieira really cry about a mop she saw a family abandon in a TV ad? Was Daisy Hernandez, at age 25, really unaware of what an editorial was? Those claims seemed implausible too. That said, can we believe *anything* these people say? The analysts have started to ask. Can we believe *anything* fr...more »

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The most urgent necessity is not that the State should teach …”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
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"How It Really Is"

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

Imágenes para el Día Internacional de la Lucha contra el Cáncer de Mama - Únete y Comparte

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 1 day ago
[image: Imágenes Gratis para el Día Internacional del Cáncer]

Ebola Epidemic: Spain Has 1st Known Case Of Contracting Ebola Outside Of Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Spain Has Outbreak's 1st Known Case Of Contracting Ebola Outside Of Africa -- CNN* (CNN) -- A nurse's assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak. Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus. The woman had helped treat a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of whom had contracted Ebola in West Africa. Both died after returning to Spain. Health officials said she developed symptoms on September 30. She was hospitalized... more »

"The Collapse of the American Economy Has Begun"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Collapse of the American Economy Has Begun"* by Dave Hodges "Susan Duclos and Stefan Stanford recently interviewed “V” the Guerrilla Economist and the following information was revealed in this landmark interview: “The process of undermining the US dollar is well on schedule as well; more than 105 countries have decided that the dollar no longer works for them, joining Russia, China and other BRICS nations in leaving the dollar as the entire world comes to the realization that America’s leaders are insane. Their recklessness and evil ways have left tremendous shame upon our n...more »

“Goodbye Gun Control: The $1,200 Machine For 3D-Printing Guns Has Sold Out In 36 Hours”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Goodbye Gun Control: * *The $1,200 Machine For 3D-Printing Guns Has Sold Out In 36 Hours”* by Mike Krieger "Last May, I covered the work of Defense Distributed with regard to its building of tools for individuals to 3D-print their own firearms in the post. Meet “'The Liberator': The World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Firearm." In it, I noted: "3D-printing, like decentralized crypto currencies, have the potential to change the world in which we live in extraordinary ways. Ways that are almost inconceivable at this point given we are so early in the game. More than anything else, these ... more »

No Turbulent Times Show Today

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I am tied up this evening with some personal business, and therefore there will be no Turbulent Times show today at its usual 6PM CDT time slot... Whitewraithe and I are working on plans to move our show to another time slot during the week due to her busy work schedule on Mondays as well...... We will let everyone know well in advance when a new time slot can be worked out... I apologize to our listeners, and we are also working at trying to get a "special" show going sometime later on this week that will of course be live and allow for everyone to call in.... Thanks everyone fo... more »

女超人: 睜大你的眼睛前面和中心,先生

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 1 day ago
順便說一句,我無法抗拒指出事物的諷刺。如果你工作在經合組織,你會得到一個非常豐厚的薪水,而你在一個精心製作的城堡在巴黎工作。 你猜怎麼著?通過國際條約,你無需繳稅。 因此,我們有這些精心餵養官僚經合組織在漂亮的城堡,有工作自己的私人酒窖,以及他們在世界各地飛行,商務艙有說服力的司法管轄區,低稅率,他們正在做一些錯誤的,應該被列入黑名單,然而這些官員支付零稅率。

How To Remove Toxic Apple Wax

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago

Satire: “Shocking Allegation: G.O.P. Leader- Five Million Forced Back to Work Under Obama”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Shocking Allegation: G.O.P. Leader- * *Five Million Forced Back to Work Under Obama”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "In a blistering indictment of the Administration’s economic policies, the chairman of the Republican National Committee has accused President Obama of forcing five million Americans back to work since he took office, in 2009. “When President Obama took office, there were five million Americans at home all day who are now, sadly, not at home,” said Reince Priebus, on Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press.” “They have to go to work five days a week ... more »

Canada Is Jewish Occupied Territory: The Jewish Takeover Of Canada -The Case Of Arthur Topham

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I will state it again as I have said many times before... Canada is most definitely Jewish occupied territory... This nation of Canada, where its people once prided themselves on being probably the most free people on planet Earth has now slipped into tyranny and total control of Jewish interests... The criminal Federal Government on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Ontario is now nothing more than mouthpieces for Jewish interests and will stop at nothing to please their Jewish masters... It is beyond disgusting... Right now, I want to present an excellent article that comes from Lasha Dar... more »

3D Metallic Pumpkin Art

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
I was given the ribbon to create this project, all other supplies and opinions are my own. Last year, I got rid of most of my Halloween decor, I just didn't love it and I didn't feel like it fit my personality. It was all too goofy or too scary. I wanted classic pieces in browns and golds that could work for Halloween and then with a few swaps, work great for Thanksgiving too. My husband absolutely loved the way the metallic pumpkin turned out and he is the one who sat down and helped me finish this piece. I love the way it turned out. I love the different, fun patterns in the ribb... more »

Two More Protest Stories

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*RAF Croughton, England on Oct 4 for rally at U.S. satellite communication base by Oxfordshire Peace Campaign* *Protest against drones in front of Home Depot on island of Hilo, Hawai'i*. * Click on photo for better view* - I love the idea of holding a protest in front of Home Depot. Go where the people are and god knows that the big box corporate stores are a huge part of the problem when it comes to corporate domination of our society. The oligarchy is making it harder on all of us to be able to have true dialogue with the masses. They fear honest discussion and ... more »

On the Official Israeli Reaction to Sweden's Plans to Recognize Palestine As A Sovereign State

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 1 day ago
My country has just gotten itself a new government, a rather frail coalition between Social Democrats and the Greens. It will be very dependent on compromises both with the Left party (which had hoped to be in the government, but were kept out by the new PM Stefan Löfvén) and the center-right parties, especially the Center party and the classic liberal Folkpartiet. In view of that, it perhaps came as a surprise (although the intention had been revealed well beforehand, in 2012) that Löfvén in his installation speech declared that the new government aims to recognise Palestine as a ... more »

Black Lives Matter

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Attendees at Saturday night’s performance of the St. Louis [Missouri] Symphony were treated to an addition to the evening’s scheduled program when a flash mob of protestors serenaded the audience with a civil rights song dedicated to slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, as the symphony musicians and chorus prepared to perform Johannes Brahms’ Requiem following intermission, two audience members stood up and began singing “Which Side Are You On?” to the stunned attendees. Fellow protestors stood up throughout Powell Symphony Hall and joined in th... more »

When Every Leaf is a Flower

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 1 day ago
*Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.* ~ Albert Camus That certainly was once true...but no longer. The leaves pictured here are typical right now in New Jersey, still weeks before "peak" fall color is traditionally expected nearer the end of this month. Every autumn the leaves have had less vibrant color, displayed more egregious injury, and dropped sooner. This year their condition is so dreadful, it is nothing short of shocking. The leaves above, from the day before yesterday (October 4) belong to a tulip tree I planted which is now about ten years old. Ea... more »

"And thus, overcoming our temerity, let each man choose: will he remain a witting servant of the lies, or has the time come for him to stand straight as an honest man, worthy of the respect of his children and contemporaries?" -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ http://youtu.be/yp-Wh77wt1o Dr Udo Ulfkotte, journalist and author, on RT *RTQuestionMore * *Uploaded on Sep 29, 2014* *Category* News & Politics *License* Standard YouTube License Cherchez la Verite

Some Amazing Research by TREE

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence has done its homework on the Nashville pols who are lined up against public education in the state. Check it out. Based on these findings, TEA might want to rethink how much more in teacher dues it wants to pour into the coffers of Tennessee Republicans.

Climate Tricks 34: Watermelon Movement, Green Outside, Red Inside

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
The People’s Climate March in NYC last September 21, 2014, has further shown that the climate alarmism movement is a watermelon movement. Green outside, red inside. Well, at least some of these groups are more frank, more honest of what they really want, global ecological and economic socialism. Modernization and cheaper energy by capitalism is evil. Governments and the UN should keep expanding and regulate everything. Source: WUWT, ‘*Paid volunteers’ forthe NYC climate march*, September 21, 2014 And more frank calls, "Capitalism destroys the planet. We need revolution, nothing... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'SEIGNEURY SQUABBLE'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
SEIGNEURY SQUABBLE Posted on October 4, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Oct. 4, 2014. Two related incidents. The orchestrated attack on selected Mohawks by Canada’s band council of Kahnawake MCK inc. Corporate band council meetings in Kahnawake. And an attempted murder of a young driver by the Surete du Quebec SQ. Both are part of the “ordo ab chao” conflict strategy

Mohawk Nation News 'Ebola Blankets, Anyone?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
EBOLA BLANKETS, ANYONE? Posted on October 3, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Oct. 3, 2014. The first and largest germ warfare in mankind was in the Western Hemisphere. Small pox were given to us through blankets and other means to murder over 150 million Indigenous people. Small pox was a European invention. The government, military and the people all took part in the

MBDA’s Naval Cruise Missile Production Started and Program is Progressing Well

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: 0]As part of the EURONAVAL Press Tour, Navy Recognition had the chance to visit the MBDA site of Selles Saint Denis last week. This “missile factory” is the European Missile Integration Center. During our tour, we got the chance to see the production lines of the Exocet family of anti-ship missiles, Mica and Aster anti-air missiles and Scalp cruise missiles. But the highlight of the visit was by far when MBDA showed us two freshly assembled Naval Cruise Missile (NCM or MdCN in French). Navy Recognition

There's No Nice Way To Say This: John Kline Takes Bribes From Crooked For-Profit "Colleges"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
We’ve talked a lot about how DCCC chairman Steve Israel refuses to target any Republican leaders or policy makers, including GOP committee chairs, even ones in vulnerable blue-leaning districts. MN-02 south of Minneapolis/St Paul is a good example. In 2008, Obama beat McCain there by 10,000 votes. Four years later it was much closer but he still beat Romney in the district, which had also voted for Amy Klobuchar in 2006 and 2012 and for Al Franken in 2008. All those blue victories don’t *guarantee* a Democrat can beat John Kline— not even this poll showing Mike Obermueller leading... more »

Breaking News!!! Massive Explosion Reported At Suspected Iran Nuclear Site

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
One report says an explosion near the Parchin complex south of Tehran could be heard for miles *'Deadly Fire' At Iran Military Explosives Facility -- BBC* *A fire and explosion at a military explosives facility near the Iranian capital Tehran has left at least two people dead, reports say.* The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (Isna) said the fire was in an "explosive materials production unit". A pro-opposition website reported a huge blast near the Parchin military site, south-east of the capital, but this was not confirmed. Parchin has been linked to Iran's controvers... more »

Indian-Pakistan Fighting In The Kashmir Region Has Killed Nine, Wounded 50, Causing Thousands To Flee

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Indian-Pakistan Fighting Kills Nine Civilians, Three Militants -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Nine civilians were killed and at least 25 wounded on Monday in fighting along a stretch of the disputed border between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir region, the heaviest toll since India called off a round of peace talks last month. The Himalayan region of Kashmir has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since they became independent in 1947. They have fought three wars and came close to a fourth in 2001 and there have been regular clashes along the de facto border, known a... more »

FBI Director James Comey On 60 Minutes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*FBI Director On Threat Of ISIS, Cybercrime -- CBS 60 Minutes* In his first major television interview, FBI Director James Comey speaks with Scott Pelley about the threat of Americans joining ISIS and the dangers posed by cybercrime and cyber espionage The following is a script of "The Director" which aired on Oct. 5, 2014. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Robert Anderson and Pat Milton, producers. Do you know the name of the director of the FBI? Probably not. James Comey has been America's top cop for just one year and he hasn't done a major television interview until tonight.... more »

How Many Fighters Can The Islamic State Recruit?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Fighters of al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria carry their weapons during a parade at the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the border with Turkey January 2, 2014. Reuters *Counter-Terrorism: A Million Potential Recruits For ISIL -- Strategy Page* In late September 2014 American officials admitted that at least a hundred American Moslems had gone off to fight for ISIL (al Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant). Apparently only about a dozen Americans are there now and most of the hundred identified American Moslems have not made it to Syria yet. Some have returned and a few have ... more »

The Zombie Democracy Shuffle

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
Paul Krugman's latest column takes issue with Paul Ryan's proposal to have the Congressional Budget Office use something called "dynamic scoring" (Alice in Wonderland math) to justify more tax cuts for the rich. Despite the sound debunking of "voodoo economics," it's an idea that refuses to die a good death. As a result, Krugman fears, the very credibility of the CBO (not to mention that of the august 15% approval rating Congress) might be in jeopardy if Ryan's dream bill squeaks through a GOP senate! What a shock. The CBO has already taken quite a few hits for being politicized, mo... more »

Across the US, Cities Struggle to Figure Out How to Accommodate Urban Farming

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
Sena Christian, *Earth Island Journal* *Waking Times* *Widespread interest in urban agriculture is forcing local authorities to re-examine rules that prohibit farming in cities…* Sacramento has worked diligently over the past two years to brand itself as America’s farm-to-fork capital, hosting local food festivals, wine tastings, and gala dinners … More The post Across the US, Cities Struggle to Figure Out How to Accommodate Urban Farming appeared first on Waking Times.

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