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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

9 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

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Mikey Suits Has Some Bargaining Chips He Hopes Will Keep Him Out Of Prison

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 minutes ago
You votin' for me? FBI agent turned Gambino Crime Family thug turned Republican congressman Michael “Mikey Suits” Grimm has never had his ugly departure from the FBI publicly aired. That’s because his head wouldn’t be the only one to role if all the dirt comes to the surface. The FBI wants to make a deal and guarantee Grimm gets a lenient sentence with minimal prison time in return for him retiring from politics. He’s still threatening to spill the beans on everything. The FBI witch hunt he’s always whining about could even expose the $400,000 cash bribe that Thomas “Gus” Kontogiann... more »

Friday Afternoon Ramble:

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
*“The basic and crucial political issue of our age is: capitalism versus socialism, or freedom versus statism. For decades, this issue has been silenced, suppressed, evaded, and hidden under the foggy, undefined rubber-terms of **‘conservatism’ and ‘liberalism’* * which had lost their original meaning and could be stretched to mean all things to all men. “The goal of the ‘liberals’—as it emerges from the record of the past decades—was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a st... more »

Poll: Three-Quarters Of Russians View The U.S. As A Hostile Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*United States Viewed As Hostile Country By Three-Quarters Of Russians: Poll -- RIA Novosti* MOSCOW, October 9 (RIA Novosti) - Three-quarters of Russians view the United States as a hostile country while China, Belarus and Kazakhstan are viewed as the most friendly states, a Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) poll published Thursday revealed. "The most hostile country to us Russians... is the United States, and if six years ago a quarter of respondents (25 percent in 2008) thought so, today - three-quarters think so (73 percent in 2014). The main "friend" of Russia in ... more »

METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Singer-songwriter Sara Hickman on her life, her art, and her battle with depression

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
In a memorable interview, Sara Hickman joins us on Rag Radio in conversation and live performance. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | October 9, 2014 The delightful and talented Austin-based singer-songwriter Sara Hickman is our guest on … finish reading *METRO PODCAST* | Thorne Dreyer : Singer-songwriter Sara Hickman on her life, her art, and her battle with depression

The House That Bill Gates Built?

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 hour ago
A friend from college sent me this meme, created by Stop Common Core New York. I thought I’d share. This is surely how numerous parents nationwide feel about Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Math Development Group Chair Phil Daro’s EngageNY/Eureka math product: Perhaps billionaire Bill Gates will move in, just to prove that his *CCSS stuff* […]

What Did President Putin Do On His Birthday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Vladimir Putin on an expedition to Ubsunur Hollow Biosphere Preserve. Inspecting snow leopard's habitat on 29 October, 2010. (RIA Novosti / Alexei Druzhinin) *'Everything Aches!’ Putin Reveals How He Spent His Birthday In Siberia -- RT* Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed what he did for his 62nd birthday on Tuesday, when took the day off work and headed into the Siberian wilderness. After walking 9 kilometers in a Siberian mountain range, “everything aches,” he said. “I believe we’ve never celebrated a Walking Day so far. Well, I had one the day before yesterday. I di... more »

New Government Accounting Standards to Require Subsidy Disclosure

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 2 hours ago
In a move with potentially enormous implications, Good Jobs First reports that the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) will soon issue new draft rules for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for governments. Don't fall asleep; this could be awesome! As regular readers know, one of the things bedeviling subsidy debates is the lack of transparency in what governments actually give to businesses, and on whether incentive recipients actually deliver on their promised jobs and investment. We have just seen how Boeing is moving 2000 jobs out of Washington state despit... more »

Ex-Army Chief Lord Richards: ISIS Could Be Defeated In Six Months If Britain And US Put 'Boots On The Ground'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Photo*: Former Army chief Lord Richards said it was 'naive' to think ISIS could be defeated without greater involvement by western forces *ISIS Could Be Defeated In Six Months If Britain And US Put 'Boots On the Ground', Says Ex-Army Chief Lord Richards -- Daily Mail* * Former Chief of the Defence Staff says western countries must step up * Warns it is 'naïve' to think ISIS could be overcome without ground troops * Britain issues plea for Turkey to do more to tackle threat on Syrian border Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq could be defeated within six months if Britain and Ameri... more »

For America's entertainment, the great Right-Wing Noise Machine is putting on its favorite show: FEAR-O-RAMA

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Living with the Great Right-Wing Noise Machine means we always get a show. Alas, the show they most enjoy giving us is an especially schlocky low-budget horror flick.* *by Ken* If the Republicans pooled their lying carcasses to be carved up and sent to a lab for careful analysis -- and I mean the *best* lab, with the finest detecting equipment -- there is no chance that you would find anywhere in the rubble so much as a single honest cell. These are creatures so debased that they are now committed to going to their graves without ever publicly telling the truth about anything at ... more »

How President Obama Stalled Debate On Developing A Syria Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President Obama speaks on the phone from the Oval Office, September 10, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Special Report: How Syria Policy Stalled Under The 'Analyst In Chief' -- David Rohde and Warren Strobel, Reuters* (Reuters) - Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White House followed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming pro-Western rebels or other forms of action, President Barack Obama’s closest White House aides bluntly delivered the ... more »

Great Coming Event in NYC

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
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East Nashville United to Jesse Register: Start Over!

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
from Andy Spears at TN Education Report: In response to MNPS Director of Schools Jesse Register’s proposal to redesign schools in East Nashville into an “All-Choice” zone with more charters and schools turned over to the struggling Achievement School District, a group of parents in East Nashville calling itself East Nashville United is now asking for a review of a consultant’s report on Metro Schools. ENU has previously called on Register to start over with any plan for East Nashville schools and more recently has asked for more time in order to allow for broader community input ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden (l.) writes as President Obama speaks on Oct. 6 with members of his national security team and senior staff about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Kevin Lamarque, Reuters *Ebola Panic Is Worse Than the Disease -- Abby Haglage, Daily Beast* The only epidemic in the U.S. is an outbreak of fear-mongering. Everybody panicking when they get the flu will stretch the emergency system to a breaking point. When the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday, any sense of calm that remained about th... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Pre-Katrina and Today, the Army Corps of Engineers Always Has the Final Say ~Sandy Rosenthal*

How to Overcome Fear When Facing Real Danger

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 5 hours ago
*Storm Clouds Gathering* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

World News Briefs -- October 9, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ebola Crisis: Global Response Has ‘Failed Miserably’, Says World Bank Chief -- The Guardian* Jim Kim demands $20bn fund and says ‘we failed miserably’ as cases in Spain and US fuel fear of western pandemic The president of the World Bank, Jim Kim, admitted on Wednesday that the international community had “failed miserably” in its response to the Ebola virus that has killed more than 3,800 people in west Africa and warned that the crisis now affecting Spain and the US was going to get much worse. Amid signs yesterday that western governments were being forced to take the risks o...more »

Chile: UFOs Over San Clemente

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 5 hours ago
*Source: La TerceraDate: October 5, 2014* *Chile: UFOs Over San Clemente* *By Ignacio Bazán (for La Tercera.com)* A wooden table and an open bag of potato chips with a knife in the middle. Three muleteers are chatting at a store in Vilches, a community located in the pre-Cordilleran area of the Seventh Region - the San Clemente Commune, some 50 kilometers east of Talca. The men also share three beverages at the end of a day darkened by the shade of trees. *"Have you ever witnessed any UFOs hereabouts?"* "No, that's all a lie," replies Eladio Gajardo, a middle-aged muleteer with ... more »

ZEROHEDGE:There Is No Mystery To Today's Selloff

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-09/there-no-mystery-todays-selloff There Is No Mystery To Today's Selloff [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/09/2014 13:42 -0400 There is no surprise to why stocks are selling off today. If anything, it was yesterday's surge that was quite shocking and caught everyone by surprise, paradoxically doing more damage to investor sentiment than an orderly decline would have done as it once again spooked retail investors by the senseless and very *whiplashy* moves the market is now subject to. Case in point: after yesterday... more »

Aisha North: The manuscript of survival – part 427

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*The manuscript of survival – part 427* by Aisha North October 9, 2014 For now, the quickening you have entered will begin to manifest in a myriad of ways. Some of them will feel familiar, while others will happen in a very unexpected manner. You see, this opening that you have allowed yourself to take part in will be put to good use, and through these openings many a form of information will continue to flow in, and through this information, a whole host of related events will come into being. Remember, you are all individuals, but by now you are so deeply connected that whateve... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Wisconsin Whitewash?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
WISCONSIN WHITEWASH? Posted on October 9, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Oct. 8, 2014. Blue Skies Inc. is holding a supposed “Truth Commission on Indian Boarding Schools” in Wisconsin on October 22 to 24, 2014. The U.S. is exporting its genocide program. The holocaust of Great Turtle Island is well known. Over 150 million Indigenous people were eliminated. Canada is

Include your name on Comments.

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
I get comments and questions regularly from Mr. or Ms. Anonymous. If you have something to ask or say, put your name on it. Claim it. Your name doesn't guarantee that I will post it, but not including your name will guarantee that I won't.

Ebola, Complacency and Crisis

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Health emergency in West Africa? Who gives a shit. Until the last month or so, that pretty much summed up the attitude in Western newsrooms and policy-making circles. After all, when is there not some kind of health crisis blighting the people of Sub-Saharan, central and southern Africa? HIV/AIDS is an ugly shadow cast over the fate of entire nations. According to the UN 1-in-20 live with the disease, with over 15% of 15-49 year olds infected in some countries. As awful a social disaster and human tragedy this is, it pales next to Malaria where, despite falling infection rates, it ... more »

One MH-17 Passenger Wearing Oxygen Mask- Why?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Saw this earlier and had been scratching my head as to why this passenger had put a mask on? *The body of an Australian passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask*, Dutch prosecutors say*, raising questions about how much those on board knew about their fate *when the plane plunged out of the sky above eastern Ukraine in July. Interesting, no? The passenger did not have the mask on his face, but its elastic strap was around his neck, said Wim de Bruin, a spokesman for the Dutch National Prosecutor's Office which is carrying out a criminal investigati... more »

We’re in an Economic Neverland - Part 2

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Guest post by Bill Bonner, continued from yesterday (check out part one here).* *Yesterday, Bill Bonner looked at some of the destructive effects of Zero or Negative Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP or NIRP), and the issuing of all that new debt . Today he continues …* *Neverland - Part 2* *"There can be nothing more unreal in its pretensions than debt currency itself." *— Charles Holt Carroll (1860) *Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit* I spent much of the spring at our ranch in Argentina. I was cut off from the flow of news and opinion. No telephone. No TV or radio. But I was still thinking… in... more »

Supplemental: Egan mocks the other side!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014 The plutocrats cheer when that happens:* Do you know what the word “confit” means? Neither do we, and we just looked it up! More precisely, we don’t know what “confit” means as used at the start of Timothy Egan’s column in today’s New York Times. Even after looking it up, we don’t understand the columnist’s use of “confit.” Then again, that seems to fit. His column strikes us as a good example of a counterproductive type of liberal condescension. Below, you see the way he starts, headline included. Egan simply can’t explain “the confit of conventional w... more »

The Ebola Crisis: News Updates -- October 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CDC Chief: Ebola Is Worst Outbreak Since AIDS -- Time* A top U.S. health official says Ebola is the biggest world health crisis since HIV/AIDS. Dr. Thomas Frieden spoke Thursday at World Bank headquarters in Washington during a meeting on the Ebola outbreak that has crippled three West African nations and has been detected in several other countries. Frieden, who leads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, predicted the fight to wipe out the disease will be a long one because the virus keeps changing. He said the only outbreak he has seen resembling the current one is ... more »

Does Endless War Define All Our Elite Political Groupings Regardless Of Party?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
I wish I could say that Leon Panetta’s book, *Worthy Fights*, will be the capstone of his wretched political career. But with Hillary likely to be the next president, I suspect Panetta’s repulsive attacks on Obama will only guarantee him position and influence to come. Everyone knows the 76 year old Panetta was Bill Clinton’s OMB Director and then Chief of Staff and then Obama’s Director of the CIA and then Secretary of Defense. Fe people know that earlier Panetta, a conservative by nature, was a Republican who worked for California Republican Senator Tom Kuchel and then for Pres... more »

Begins Saturday in Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago

America's Lap Dogs

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
When it comes to economic sanctions there are no winners... A reality that's becoming increasingly clear in Europe, where several member states are taking a financial hit from trade restrictions against Russia. This week we heard from German, French and Czech officials - saying they'd prefer the sanctions to be scrapped. For more on this, let's go live to the British MP George Galloway.

Venezuela: Strange Object Photographed Over El Avila Park

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 7 hours ago
Contributing Editor *Guillermo Gimenez* gives us the following heads-up on a situation in Venezuela that was made known on a Twitter feed = the following photos show an object over the Wararia Repano National Park (Parque El Avila). The images were taken by photographer *Francisco Lemus* at around 12:59 pm on Tuesday afternoon (10-7-14) Inexplicata Podcasts covering items from UFO / paranormal history in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean

Latest Violence On The Kashmir Border Between Pakistan And India Worst In 11 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Kashmir Clashes Continue as India, Pakistan Trade Blame -- Voice of America* SIALKOT, PAKISTAN - Pakistan and India have continued to exchange heavy gun and mortar fire along their disputed Kashmir border, rendering almost non-existent a mutual cease-fire in the Himalayan region that has largely held since 2003. At least 24 civilians have died while thousands fled to safety on both sides since the violence broke out more than a week ago. The deadly clashes are taking place along a densely populated 200-kilomter border referred to as the “working boundary” that separates Pakistan’... more »

Oct. 9: the news media and manipulation

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
Most news media don't tell the news. They create it. For example....... In the Korean war, UN forces easily beat North Korea - China became very worried that they were looking to an invasion of China. (And the Chinese were right. The UN commander, Douglas MacArthur, had been making it clear, much to the anger of the American government, that he intended to invade China.) So, China ordered the UN troops not to go beyond a certain point. And MacArthur sent them beyond it. What happened then was chaos and panic as China kept its word, and sent a massive force into North Korea. I knew C... more »

Free Download: “The Consequences of the Economic Peace”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Consequences of the Economic Peace”* by Grant Williams “The presentation, entitled “The Consequences of the Economic Peace,” is a look at the ramifications of several decades of easy credit and an attempt to draw parallels with a time in history when the world looked remarkably similar to how it does now.” If you're interested in the geopolitical and economic forces that have shaped our world today then I highly recommend this superb presentation. “The Consequences of the Economic Peace” may be freely downloaded here: - https://www.mauldineconomics.com/

Russia Is Also A Target For The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Omar al-Shishani, seen in a new Al Hayat Media Centre video released by the Islamic State(Joanna Paraszczuk/Twitter) *Islamic State Grooms Chechen Fighters Against Putin -- Bloomberg Businessweek* When the Islamic State commander known as “Omar the Chechen” called to tell his father they’d routed the Iraqi army and taken the city of Mosul, he added a stark message: Russia would be next. “He said ‘don’t worry dad, I’ll come home and show the Russians,’” Temur Batirashvili said from his home in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge, on the border with the Russian region of Chechnya. “I have many ... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 9 hours ago
*The wily fox and super motivator Bruce Bochy ponders his next move as his SF Giants won their eighth consecutive postseason elimination game over the Washington Nationals and set the stage for perhaps another World Series appearance ~ but most certainly an early and well deserved baseball Hall of Fame selection.* *In this time of growing wars, conspiracies, epidemics and other uncertainties, there are some sure things to savor and one is Bruce Bochy's SF Giants making a**nother** run for the World Series championship: Allen L Roland. Ph.D* To understand why the San Francisco ... more »

On The Ground Report From The Syrian - Turkish Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Umit Bektas/Reuters *U.S. Planes Are Blowing The Hell Out Of ISIS At Kobani, But .... -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast* *Airstrikes that appear to be coordinated with Kurdish guerrillas have escalated dramatically, but they may not be enough to save the town.* SURUC, Turkey — High in the blue sky above I think I can make out a dart of silver—or maybe it is a trick of sunlight and puffy white clouds and my imagination trying to match the sound of warplanes zooming back and forth with an actual glimpse of them. All day there has been the distant roar of U.S. fighters over the besieged ... more »

Is The U.S. Losing The War Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*U.S. Military: Airstrikes Against ISIS Won't Save Key City Of Kobani -- CNN* (CNN) -- U.S. airstrikes "are not going to save" the key Syrian city of Kobani from being overtaken by ISIS, said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby. "I think we all should be steeling ourselves for that eventuality," he told reporters in a daily briefing Wednesday. "We are doing everything we can to halt" ISIS' progress against the town, but airstrikes alone cannot stop the Islamist militants, Kirby added. "We've been very honest about the limits of air power here. The ground forces that matter t... more »

Islamic State Warns That They Are Ready To Shoot Down U.S. Apache Helicopters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*ISIS Guide Explains How To Shoot Down US Apache Helicopters -- IBTimes* Just days after the United States began using Apache helicopters against the Islamic State group in Iraq, ISIS has responded by producing a guide to shooting down the iconic aircraft. The guide, which has been circulating on social media, explains in minute detail how to use portable surface-to-air missiles, such as the Russian-made SA-16 and SA-18 and the American FIM-92 Stinger, against the attack helicopter. The Stinger was heavily used during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s, when the shoul...more »

The Cheeseburger Footprint

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
Waking Times Video: Have you ever considered the ecological impact of making an ordinary cheeseburger? ~~ Help Waking Times to raise the vibration by sharing this article with the buttons below… The post The Cheeseburger Footprint appeared first on Waking Times.

FFWN: UK PM says “non-violent conspiracy theorists” as dangerous as ISIS

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 9 hours ago
Archived with story links at: http://noliesradio.org/archives/89746


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Christine DeTroy keeps the Brunswick, Maine vigil going every Friday - since 9/11 - through the rain and cold and snow. She keeps the annual Peace Fair going too in Brunswick each summer near Hiroshima-Nagasaki dates time. Her moving story in this video was produced by Regis Tremblay.

Supplemental: Whoop, there it is!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014 Whitewater excitement revived:* Right on schedule, a new storyline has perhaps begun to emerge. We refer to this Whitewater revival by Michael Isikoff, one-time Newsweek sleuth. Joe Conason’s rebuttal can be found at The National Memo. Storylines arrive, then spread. This is a dangerous ball game. We’ll suggest that you start by reading Conason’s piece. Let’s explain where he fits into this story: In 1996, Gene Lyons published Fools for Scandal: How the Media Invented Whitewater. The book grew out of an earlier report by Lyons in Harpers. (The venerabl... more »

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Marijuana

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
Keri Blakinger, Substance Waking Times This article was originally featured at Substance.com and reprinted here with permission. Fancy yourself a connoisseur of all things weed? Then see whether this trip from ancient China to modern Alaska takes you anywhere unexpected. What do Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Maya Angelou and well over 100 million […] The post 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Marijuana appeared first on Waking Times.

Satire: “North Korean Government Reassures Citizens It Has Deep Bench of Brutal Madmen

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“North Korean Government Reassures Citizens * *It Has Deep Bench of Brutal Madmen* by Andy Borowitz PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — “As the mystery surrounding the absence of dictator Kim Jong-un deepens, the North Korean government on Wednesday issued an official statement reassuring its citizens that it had “a deep bench of brutal madmen.” While it offered no comment about the status of Kim, the statement from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) emphasized that “making North Korea an authoritarian horror-drome is not the achievement of one man; it has been and will always be ... more »

U.S. Frustrated By Turkey's Unwillingness To Confront The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
President Obama, at the Pentagon on Wednesday, discussed the drive against the Islamic State. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times *As Islamic State Nears Conquest of Syrian Town, U.S. Presses Turks -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — As fighters from the Islamic State were on the brink of a highly visible conquest of a Syrian town near the Turkish border, Obama administration officials on Wednesday said there were limits to what the United States was able or willing to do to defend it. Officials from the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon warned that airstrikes ... more »

My Newest and Most Important Battle Ever

jillconroy at @ THE CHALK FACE - 10 hours ago
http://theindignantteacher.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/my-newest-and-most-important-battle-ever/Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

Zeman, Genscher, Kissinger: Ukrainian civil war analogous to the Spanish one

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Czech president Miloš Zeman is visiting Leipzig, East Germany, where they celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in the GDR. He teamed up with two former political heavyweights – German minister of foreign affairs Hans-Dietrich Genscher (FDP: 1974-1992, longest serving on record, now 87 years old) and with Henry Kissinger (GOP: 1973-1977, now 91 years old), a U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner (ceasefire in Vietnam) from a time when the award wasn't discredited yet. They completely agreed about the primary point in Ukraine: What is happening in Ukr...more »

Where danger lurks

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 10 hours ago
A nice essay by Olivier Blanchard on the lessons we should learn from the financial crisis and Great Recession.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 10 hours ago
*ASU desperately wanted a black professor of history -- too bad he is a fraud and a dunce* *Blatant racism. They surely don't think that this does any favors to blacks. By appointing such a laggard they are proclaiming black intellectual inferiority* In the fall of 2010, the Arizona State University administration decided to push for the promotion of Associate Professor Matthew Whitaker to Full Professor of History. Led by then Provost Betty Capaldi (who is now ASU Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Phillips), ASU’s leadership decided he was a worthy candidate for promotion d... more »

The Sacred Science

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
*"This is a world class documentary with a powerful revolutionary message"* *The Sacred Science* Nourish your soul and reshape your health! Join us for this FREE online screening event of The Sacred Science film! The event features a FREE screening of The Sacred Science film PLUS a bunch of bonus interviews with well respected health experts, indigenous healers, and other great giveaways. REGISTER HERE *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Descubre Texas a través de estas hermosas imágenes

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 10 hours ago
Muchas personas tienen la idea de que el *Estado de Texas* en la Unión Americana, no es más que grandes planicies llenas de vacas, vaqueros en sus caballos y camionetas 4x4. Ese es el concepto que no ha vendido el cine sobre el segundo estado más grande de USA. Sin embargo, *en Texas se pueden encontrar paisajes fascinantes, ríos, lagos, cascadas, desiertos, nieve, verdes praderas, flores* y muchas cosas más. Espero que este breve reportaje te sirva para saber que en *Texas*, hay mucho más que *caballos, vacas y vaqueros*. Por si esto fuera poco y dado que sólo hablamos de la vida ... more »

President Obama Goes To The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Pentagon Briefs Obama On Islamic State Two Months Into Airstrikes -- UPI* To date, more than 60 countries have joined the U.S.-led coalition to counter IS. WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama was briefed at the Pentagon Wednesday on the two-month anniversary of the initiation of airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq. Obama, accompanied by his National Security Council, was briefed by military leadership on the status of U.S.-led military operations in both Iraq and Syria to combat IS, also referred to as ISIL. *Read more* .... *More News On Pres... more »

Satellite Photos Reveal Massive Damage At Iran's Top - Secret Nuclear Military Facility

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Screenshot from Israel Defense showing satellite images of the Parchin site east of Tehran before and after Monday’s explosion at the suspected nuclear facility on October 8, 2014. *Satellite Photos Reveal Massive Damage At Suspected Iran Nuke Facility -- Times of Israel* After Monday’s mysterious blast at secretive Parchin plant east of Tehran, images show collapse of some buildings on the site Following Monday’s mysterious blast at a suspected Iranian nuclear facility east of Tehran, satellite imagery obtained by Israel’s Channel 2 and Israel Defense magazine Wednesday claimed t... more »

Who’s Larry Pressler? An Old, Broken Clock

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Ryan Casey is a 2001 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and a 2010 graduate of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University. He is Chairman of the Lincoln County Democratic Party in Sioux Falls, SD, and served as Chairman of South Dakota's delegation to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. You can follow him on Twitter @RyanCaseySD.* *-by Ryan Casey* Sure, he endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but that was only because he was sniffing around for a presidential appointment, after flirting with a run for DC Mayor and losing a Republican primary for U.S... more »

A threat of violence is a form of violence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. *v*. Steele, 2014 SCC 61, perhaps surprisingly, holds a threat of violence is violence: ...a threat of violence is itself a form of violence ...

2 Suicide Bomb Attacks In Yemen Kill Nearly 70. 100+ Wounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Suicide Bombings In Yemen Kill 67 After Premier Quits -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Suicide bombers targeting Yemen's powerful Shi'ite Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks on Thursday, hours after a political crisis forced the new prime minister to step down. At least 47 people were killed, including four children, when a suicide bomber detonated a belt packed with explosives at a Houthi checkpoint in the centre of the capital Sanaa where Houthi supporters were preparing to hold a rally. Body parts were scattered across Tahrir Square and pool... more »

World News Briefs -- October 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Ebola Challenge 'Biggest Since Aids' -- BBC* *The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, top US medical official Thomas Frieden has said.* A fast global response could ensure that it did not become "the next Aids," the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Dr Frieden was addressing a high-level World Bank forum about the crisis. The outbreak has killed more than 3,860 people, mainly in West Africa, including more than 200 health workers. On Thursday, a Liberian doctor died of the disease at a treatment ce... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Tactical: A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa. Photo: Reuters *The Islamic State Is A Formidable Tactical Fighting Force, Experts Say -- Sydney Morning Herald* At one time, it was perhaps easy to dismiss the Islamic State as a bunch of frenzied marauders who have extemporaneously slaughtered their way across much of Syria and Iraq. It was easy to dismiss them, as President Obama once did, as a "JV (Junior Varsity) team" in a "Lakers uniform". The Islamic State, as demonstrated by its siege of Kobane under a relentless US aerial assault, is a tac... more »

Murdered and Tortured: Students in Mexico and US Boarding Schools

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Carlisle: The children who never came home Photo by Brenda Norrell on Long Walk 2 By Brenda Norrell Censored News Most of us live lives sanitized from the torture in Mexico. Once you have seen the torture, or the photos of this torture, these bodies remain imprinted on your mind forever. Please remember the students disappeared and murdered by police in Guerrero, Mexico.  The tortured

The Sun on My Face

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Third floor old dance studio sun screaming through window I'm on the floor yoga stretch sun burning my face smile heartbeat breathe in breathe out I accept the many gifts in my life sun burning my face another breath I am peace another breath feel the stretch I love myself deep breath pillow under knees lower back pain breath I feel joy sun moving rather our spinning orb moving like surfing the galaxy smile smile smile

Zapatistas Support for Students of Ayotzinapa, Police Massacred

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
COMMUNIQUE FROM THE INDIGENOUS REVOLUTIONARY CLANDESTINE COMMITTEE—GENERAL COMMAND OF THE ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION October 2014: To the students of the Escuela Normal[1] “Raúl Isidro Burgos” in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. To the national and international Sixth: To the people of Mexico and the world: Sisters and Brothers: Compañeras and Compañeros: To the students of

Le Habs Sont Bleu

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
What is wrong with me that I care about my team like they are something real like granite tits sprouting from silicone valley My problem sont lots is that I care about legends and I worship that past that made me one of Gods privileged babies For a community to exist it must have a unifying theme and in Canada when I grew up that was hockey all the assholes that ruled us could go to hell when the puck hit the ice this was an outcome they could not control and just like us no matter what team they where on they flinched when the puck hit the post. In 2014 that sentiment is like 1914 ... more »

AIM West Annual Conference 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
AIM-West coast 7th annual Conference: Date:  November 21-22, (on 23rd protest Washington football mascot on site at Levy Stadium, in Santa Clara) Time:  9 – 6 pm (daily-lunch included) Place:  California Institute of Integral Studies                1453 Mission St. SF CA 94103                www.ciis.edu  (415-575-6100) AIM-WEST Unthanksgiving Dinner “Eagle feast with the

AIM West Film Festival Oct 12 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
AIM-WEST 5th International Film Festival: Date:  Sunday, October 12, International Day of Resistance to Colonization (1492-2014) Time:  10 am – 11:30 am pre-event with traditional dancers, drummers & singers               12 noo – 9 pm film screening, see website for listing and schedule Place:   Arlene Francis Center for Politic, Art, and Spirituality                99  6th St. 

The Impact of Incestuous Ironies

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
This is rich: *President Obama blasted Republicans as the party of “billionaires” on Tuesday while mingling with high-rollers at the $26 million estate of Rich Richman — yes, that’s his real name — in Greenwich, Conn.** Richman, who built his $10 billion company developing rental housing, lives in the Conyers Farm area, where the minimum lot size is 10 acres. Twenty-five donors paid $32,400 each to get their photo taken with the president. Others paid $10,000 for dinner.* *(snip) * *Obama arrived from New York City — where he had attended a fundraiser with hedge-fund billionaire... more »

SOA Watch 'End Police Violence, Militarization at Home and Abroad

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
From Mexico to Ferguson: End Police Violence & Militarization at Home and AbroadThe militarized "solutions" taught at the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC) are also being applied to communities within the US. We need to end the racist system of state violence and militarization at home and abroad. They thought they would just be arrested. But something else awaited themOn September

On the Thin Ice of Left Brain Life

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
Soren Dreier, Guest Waking Times October seems interesting. We have: Mercury Retrograde (traffic, airports, communication), full lunar eclipse, the actor’s workshop named ISIS, and the Ebola. Ebola and ISIS – two names with a grim ring to them. I´m getting ever more stunned as the mainstream media, especially the British, cook up those ISIS stories. […] The post On the Thin Ice of Left Brain Life appeared first on Waking Times.

THE WAY WE ARE: Still troubled by 1994!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014Part 4—Storyline ahoy:* To this day, Maureen Dowd rarely fails to drag Hillary Clinton in. In June 2008, Dowd was savaged by her newspaper’s public editor for the “gender-heavy” way she had covered Candidate Clinton’s White House campaign. According to Clark Hoyt, Dowd’s performance had been so egregious that she “could easily have been listed in” an earlier New York Times report which assigned several major pundits to a sexist “Hall of Shame.” For yesterday’s post, just click here. Finally! From an extremely high platform, Clark Hoyt savaged the horribl...more »

A quienes escuchen en este México de sangre y de dolor (Blood and Pain in Mexico)

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Photo link The Blood and Pain in Mexico (Computer translation excerpt) Enrique Peña Nieto and those behind him operate with the old style of dictatorships and the new discourse of "democracy", that is, with the best and most perfect style of Mexican political wickedness, being made to build a country that crime is a state policy, that is where everything is available for the right price,

Words of wisdom

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
When the size of your ego exceed your maximum anus opening your going to find shit.

Win an all expense paid two week vacation to Hawaii...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*by guessing who this is.* No fair cheating by reading the print. Winner will be selected by throwing all the peeps who come up with the right answer into a big pot and drawing out one name. The winner will share Air Force One with the Won's when they travel for *their* all expense paid Christmas get away. Honestly - that's all I can handle today. It's a weird, weird world out there. I'm going to clean the house.

Pentagon Predicts More Syrian And Iraqi Cities Falling To The Islamic State. Baghdad Is Also Under Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Pentagon Sees Baghdad At Risk Of Islamic State Takeover, Expects Kobani To Fall -- Washington Times* *Calls increase for U.S. ground troops in Iraq, Syria as airstrikes fail to stop terrorists* The Pentagon on Wednesday made the sobering prediction that more towns in Syria and Iraq will fall to the Islamic State in the coming weeks, and that air power alone is not going to be enough to prevent the fall of the Syrian city of Kobani near the Turkish border. It also raised the prospect of Islamic State terrorists marching on Baghdad, a fear that lawmakers and former top military of... more »

Anchorism is my meme and copyright

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Anchorism - an institution, policy or interest group so powerful they can slow down the future indefinitely. I refer as a reference the Ming Dynasty which uses Anchorism to justify Eunuchs and ruled for 6000 years. Oh sure we are not going to accept that today. Canada accepts Eunchs as temporary forgien workers, the Government of Canada says " they are strongly motivated to prove self worth through work and the power that flows with that is not going to be transferred to a second generation, I call this the perfect temporary worker" The use of the word Anchorism is strictly protect... more »

Increasing Reports Of Sectarian Attacks By Militias In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
When fighting broke out in Anbar at the very end of December 2013 Iraq’s militias began mobilizing in response. This involvedbringing back fighters from Syria and launching new recruiting drives within Iraq. Since then they have become an integral part of many units of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) as well as operating their own fighting forces. With this increased presence have come reports that they are carrying out sectarian attacks upon Sunni civilians. This comes as no surprise as the militias used similar tactics during the 2005-2008 civil war such as kidnapping and execut... more »

Response to Tim Moen's response on the nature of politics

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 13 hours ago
By Denis G. Rancourt, PhD This blogpost is a response to Libertarian Party of Canada leader Tim Moen's October 8, 2014 blogpost entitled "Response to Activist Teacher", which was a response to my blogpost of October 7, 2014, entitled "On what libertarian leader Tim Moen has learned", which was a critique of Tim Mohen's August 26, 2014 blogpost "10 Lessons I Learned Running for Parliament".

Why The Possible White House Link To The Cartagena - U.S. Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Is Important

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
On April 23, 2012, then White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, citing an internal review, said "there's no indication that any member of the White House advance team engaged in any improper conduct or behavior" in Cartagena, Colombia. (The Washington Post via Whitehouse.gov) *Aides Knew Of Possible White House Link To Cartagena, Colombia, Prostitution Scandal -- Washington Post* As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone ...more »

Why Language Matters In The Fight Against Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
GREETING TROOPS President Barack Obama greets troops and thanks them for their service as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, does the same at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014. Obama visited the Pentagon to meet with Hagel and combatant commanders to discuss the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett *'War' Or 'Armed Conflict'? Why Words Matter In The Fight Against Islamic State -- Stars and Stripes/Washington Post* WASHINGTON — When is a war not a war? Does it matter, when a bomb is dropped or a missile launched, whether... more »

Give Thanks, Make Thanks

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
As we in Canada who are obviously ahead and mostly totally above our American cousins I ThinkAboot the Judo Christian tradition and partnership. Shorthand the Divici code was code for the truth. At least a much more plausible explanation of what happened. We are a Judo Christian alliance because Constantine was lazy and said, hey lets take the Torah because its well written. In 300 BC Rome the Torah won the Pulitzer, Nobel and Giller prize. Everyone knows the Catholic Church was invented by Constantine just like the Mormons used populist opinions and manipulation to create belief... more »

Stunning Images Of Attack Helicopters, Tanks And Soldiers Entered In This Year's Army Photographic Competition (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Fireball: Corporal Jamie Peters won Best Overall Image for 'Fireball Flyers', which shows an Army Air Corp Apache from the display team wowing crowds at the Royal International Air Tattoo. The display uses pyrotechnics to simulate some of the firepower that the helicopter uses, finishing with a grand finale of an Apache flying over a large explosion. The image topped a Facebook poll to win the category with 1,671 likes edging Steve Dock's 'Armed and Dangerous' with 1,595 likes into second place *The Art Of War: Stunning Images Of Attack Helicopters, Tanks And Soldiers Entered In Th... more »

Social Media Can Tell Where You Are Posting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
خبرعاجل: ساعت ۸ نیم بجه امشب میدان هوایی بگرام که لانه مهم امریکایی است مورد اصابت ۲ فیر راکیت قرار گرفت تلفات سنگین جانی ومالی وارد گردیده. — zabihullahmujahid (@zabihmujahid) October 8, 2014 *Taliban Spokesman Gives Away His Hiding Spot On Twitter -- Defense One* Zabiullah Mujahid, a longtime spokesman for the Afghan group, made a series of tweets last week which accidentally geolocated him to Sindh, Pakistan. Mujahid quickly denied that he was in . Pakistan and said the geolocation was part of an “enemy plot.” The Taliban is active on social media—it used to tweet regularly und... more »

What To Do With The Surplus?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/ There's going to be one. And, if the Harper government gets its way, it will go to tax cuts. That happened under the Liberals, too. Linda McQuaig writes: The trick is to make surpluses disappear quickly by doling them out in tax cuts — before there’s time for a serious national debate about what the electorate actually wants to *do* with their money. So when Ottawa started generating big surpluses in the late 1990s, it quickly began slashing taxes — particularly on corporations and high-income earners... more »

Oxygen mask in MH17 flight: an important clue?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Since the moment when the MH17 aircraft was shot down, we were bombarded by self-confident accusations (especially from the mouths of folks in Kiev and their apologists in the West) who is behind that event – whether it should be called a crime or an accident or a conspiracy. In the real world, the amount of data that have publicly emerged during the almost 3 months since the July 17 tragedy remained very limited. Last night, Frans Timmermans, a Dutch minister supervising the investigation of the event that has killed mostly Dutch passengers, was a guest of a TV show called Pauw. ... more »

The Full Moon in Aries – The Cosmic Gateway

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Just when you thought the frequencies could not be more intense, we come across an energy pattern like this. It all comes down to this moment in which the reflections of the past and visions of the future are twined together in perfect synchronicity. We stand at an evolutionary gateway, overwhelmed with excitement yet anxious as the unknown approaches us. Will you trust the universe and fall into the abyss? Will you follow your instincts and remember your connection to your inner vibration? It is time to make a shift! It is time, once again, to raise the frequency of our co... more »

Are We Starting To Forget Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Will Afghanistan Become The ‘Forgotten War’ Again? -- Stephanie Gaskell, Defense One* On Oct. 7, 2001, nearly a month after the Sept. 11 attacks, the State Department sent a cable to Pakistan asking Islamabad to pass a message to the Taliban warning that “it is in your interest and in the interest of your survival to hand over all al-Qaeda leaders.” The message also included a warning to Taliban leader Mullah Omar that “every pillar of the Taliban regime will be destroyed.” Thirteen years later, Omar is alive and kicking despite a $10 million bounty on his head, the Taliban is ... more »

White House Is Fearful That Recent Cyber Attacks On U.S. Financial Institutions Are Being Directed From Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The headquarters of JPMorgan Chase in New York.Credit Mike Segar/Reuters *Obama Had Security Fears on JPMorgan Data Breach -- New York Times* President Obama and his top national security advisers began receiving periodic briefings on the huge cyberattack at JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions this summer, part of a new effort to keep security officials as updated on major cyberattacks as they are on Russian incursions into Ukraine or attacks by the Islamic State. But in the JPMorgan case, according to administration officials familiar with the briefings, who would not ... more »

Aging out on Addiction

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: The experiences of most young people with addiction are brushed under the carpet. Photo via] This really needs to be broadly understood. Quite simply everyone can shake their habit through developing matured thinking habits. It really is about how you think. It may still need a heavy dose of motivation but that is often possible. The surprise is that all addictions have a true half life in which the victim exits the scene. That is very good news and was not obvious until someone looked at the data. It is also a loud warning that all addictive substances need to b... more »

How Lucid Dreaming Could Help PTSD and Give Psychological Insights?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: File images of a soldier in war and a man gazing. (Shutterstock*) Background: An illustration of a war-torn area. (JM Gehrke/iStock/Thinkstock)] With lucid dreaming, the self simply retreats fully back into the consciousness which is resident in the light body itself. In that mode it is able to effect alterations upon its physical body that can be beneficial. It also removes one from the trauma itself psychological or physical that needs remediation. This can include identifying a psychological avatar and carefully isolating it so it will no longer interfere with ones... more »

9/11 and the prescience of Hilaire Belloc

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
The persistent rise of radical Islam is no surprise to anyone who has read history extensively and understands the links with the emergence of Nazism and other authoritarian ideologies who were all inspired by the power of the jihad to impose will. Islam is a compelling example. However, i want to say something. Islam claims to be a revealed religion when that is at best only slightly true. What it it clearly is is a power doctrine that channels barbarism in order to suppress non Islamic populations in particular and to promote the status of Arab ethnicity in particular. He... more »

Navy SEAL shot 27 times

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Navy SEAL Mike Day 2] This remarkable story underlines the profound effectiveness of modern body armor. He absorbed a hail of gunfire that would have chewed him up and continued to press the attack to completion before seeking medical assistance. Effectively, it takes a head shot to stop the modern soldier which is always difficult to do in combat conditions when you are hardly taking aimed shots. It is why so many are coming back as compared to the Second War or even Vietnam. The survivable injuries tend to be worse though and plenty of PTSD to deal with in which ... more »

Islamic State as Pure Bluff

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is a little more like it. Nothing about this story ever made sense unless perhaps at some hotel bar in Bagdad. So now an ounce of examination discloses just now unconvincing it all is. The tragedy is that it has be come necessary to mobilize against this all because the Iraqi army itself has seriously deteriorated under the present political dispensation. Hard won lessons learned by the Americans have been dissipated by the new Shiite masters who are now starting to pay. Neither Syria nor Iraq now has meaningful boots on the ground. Thus we have this ho... more »

The Chestahedron

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: chestahedron-blue-model] This is intriguing and worth thinking about I also think that it is important for another reason. We have not started yet, but simulation of the electron positron pair will demand tetrahedral packing and perfect packing does not exist. Thus this opens several packing options that are each unsatisfactory. Yet a structure such as this could well be central to a natural packing regime that eliminates the packing problem. That may appear minor now but i suspect that it will be very significant. In the event this is great work and welcome. App... more »

Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is excellent news and will surely lead soon to effective treatment as well. I have watched the struggle over diagnosis acceptance for at least twenty years likely driven by claim avoidance, yet no end of victims with conforming symptoms. Typically those symptoms occur in several well defined locales that can be determined and usually the whole set is actually engaged when the case is fully developed. In fact most folks have hints of the problem as they get older. A stinging pain in the center of your chest that is only skin deep is a good example. Enough to send you p... more »

Is this the Loch Ness monster? Creature photographed 150 miles from home

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This picture is weird and that back is impossible. And of course it attempts to conform to the mythical nessie as well. I imagine we will have another tale next year. I really smells like a set up. Notice the lack OF movement as well. We have spent some effort in this blog constructing both a plausible sea serpent and pleiosaur life way that could account for some sightings. Both are difficut to demonstrate at best though and phony photos are not helpful. Worse I have recently read material that reported two separate daylight observations of sea serpents at sea that were comple... more »

Latest News From The Excavations At Gunung Padang

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Gunung Padang] This particular site is now outrunning the faux controversy tossed up by the archeological community and that is good. A number of sites exist worldwide that all conform to this scenario and prospective early dates. We already understand that the Bronze Age was globally stitched together by the sea based copper trade for at least one and one half thousand years. My only question regarding sunken Indonesia or Mu was where were the pyramids. Here we have them and they confirm that the pyramid culture also has a long prehistory and that a global sense o... more »

Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is total nonsense. Someone is bankrolling the guns, training the kids and egging them on for their own agenda and it all has nothing to do with local wishes. The USA has no standing whatsoever because they abandoned any such a year ago. Turkey is invisible, Iran is likely bankrolloing the present eruption and the Syrian government is locked in a fight to the death. The kurds are attempting to defend their borders. USA withdrawal has allowed real anarchy to arise. That was blunder # 2 after blunder #1 in which the Iraqi army was dismissed. These boys are blindingly stupid. ... more »

Engineering Mosquitoes to Spread Health

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is a great review of developing strategies to combat mosquito carried disease. Some are very promising and I am looking to see at least one of these protocols properly globalized. Sooner or later we must also take the battle to the problem of malaria. Tropical disease are now attracting ample attention and we can hope to make them all managible once and for all. Better is the fact that rising global incomes and communication is reaching the majority with some form of modern medical support. Every form of intervention reduces the loss of life even if it is a mosquito net. ... more »

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Principle of Subsidiarity

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
The problem with authority is that everyone wants to appeal to the higest level. In fact they are all looking for a benevolent dictator who just happens to agree with them. The solution of course is to make the path rigorous and naturally subject to peer review at the levels it is effectuated. In that manner nonsense can be stopped short of the special pleading of the politically correct. Democracy as exercised in the USA has unfortunately been allowed to become a lobbiest playground in which any special cause is tagged onto the process. Government barely controls the flow of... more »

North Korea - Something big is happening

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
I am not sure that we can be hopeful but they are backed into a serious economic corner and this likely triggered the end of indulgence for the Great Leader's new heir. They will also get no indulgence from China as well. That does leave them with a remarkably sound solution and that is complete unity with South Korea. Thus it is time to negotiate a golden parachute that makes it all possible as was put together with East Germany for the exact same reasons. I really think that is now in the works and that is why we have this first sudden show and tell for the chosen few ... more »

Cherokee DNA Study Conforms to Extensive Bronze Age Intermarriage

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is an extremely important study. My work on what I am calling Atlantean culture which effected a global commerce in copper along with a palace centered trade factory distribution system covered a time span of at least 1500 years between 2400BC and 1159BC strongly predicts residency along the Mississippi and also into the appalachians and up into the Great Lakes. This would take the form o\f robust village and towns as well as friendly migrations all of which would also be supported by extensive intermarriage. Thus a key prediction is a significant input of Mediterranean DNA... more »

Menhune of Hawaii

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
Bronze Age rock cutting skill was not a Polynesian trait. Thus we have real proof of their existence. Otherwise, the Hawaiian chain was a single land sturcture in the recent past. It was then surely occupied by Bronze Age settlers by at least three thousand years ago and possibly several thousand years before that. However the technolgy suggest Atlantean or Bronze Age instead. Thus enough time was available for the sites and the large population as well. We need to look harder and we need to listen to the old stories better. *The Menhune of Hawaii – Ancient Race or Fictional ... more »

Technology, Not Shovels, Revealed What Lies Beneath Stonehenge

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is another clear glimpse of what massive computer processing power is able to do for us. Rather clearly, every archeological site is ideal for this type of work. They are all generally shallow which optimizes the performance of the hardware. Thus once the general skill sets are taught and generally perfected, we can expect a massive increase in technical resu8lts. Stonehenge is merely the tip of the Iceberg. The greater benefit is that it allows actual excavation to be targeted long before spade turns sod. Here in Stonehenge we now have a group of extremely impor... more »

Lenape Migration Into Minnesota

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is important, but most important is the Norse population in Greenland when the colony was abandoned. A number of 4,000 changes everything. It completely changes the choices available to the community once the decission to leave was forced on them. To start with, available shipping which would be in the form of open fishing boats made an atempt to return to either Iceland or Norway impossible in terms of the multiple trips required. What was possible was to move totally across Davis Strait to the mouth of Hudson Strait and to accomplish this with a handful of boats bringing ev... more »

Scientists Shocked to Find Cell-like Structures Within Martian Meteorite

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Electron microscope image of a mysterious oval structure in the Nakhla Mars meteorite.] I have scant doubt that life is transmitted throughout the universe in some form or the other. thus Mars would also have been inoculated. After saying that, survival on the surface is unlikely as there is ample radiative energy about to tear it apart and oxidize it.What was possible was early wet zones been inoculated and life penetrating deep into the rock along with most of the water. That means of course that we will never be sure until we create our own deep habitats as well and c... more »

Trillion Mineral Reserve in Afganistan

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
The bottom line is that Afghanistan will become a major metal supplier to India in particular. Better this can underwrite the building of rail access into the country to move the necesaary freight and output. That is a major challenge but also serves to jump start the economy overall. Other regions are as rich but those are already being exploited and are well on the road to being fully modernized. This happens to be a completely new region with all the natural difficulties that that entails. The shock for the locals will be the advent of steady significant paychecks producing ... more »

Russia’s Ancient Nanostructures

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
First there is no conceivable natural route to producing raw copper, tungsten and moly in anything close to this form, let alone in close proximity. That leaves us with obvious metal scrap. If metal scrap, it could well have been pocketed in recent times and introduced into the discovery site by persons unknown. Thus real detail of that site becomes very important to us. If it can be proven to have come to us in the distant pass then this discovery becomes valuable to confirm miodernity a long time ago. That proof would entail more excavation and additional discoveries. That i... more »

Hamid Karzai Denounces US ?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
There are no end of folks whose rational output begs common sense. That he could think this way is no particular surprise considering the levels of self delusion available to humanity. That he would actually voice those opinions is quire another matter. Even true anti semites have the good sense to keep their heads down. It is plausible that the stengthening military will be able to keep a lid on things, particularly since the international jihadi has run off to Iraq for now. It is even possible that good governance will now emerge. The signs are hopeful. Even Pakistan has quie... more »

Why the Confederacy Lost

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
The fact remains that Lee almost won that war. He was that good. After his armies were degraded enough then it was a matter of the large divisions grinding it out and that is why Grant got the job. He accepted those casualties and he won. In defeat the second reality facing the Confederacy was the outright loss of their slaves. It was over without any hope of restoration at all. It simply could not be done. Any guerrilla war would see a white Southern rump submerged in a hostile armed black sea of exiled slaves. They really needed peace to actually disarm the new black freeme... more »

Bacteria From Bees Confirmed as Alternative to Antibiotics

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Flickr-bees-CarbonNYC] It is better than that. It is a living broad based based antibiotic that addresses the full range of wound threats. Thus it will be far superior to any of our own concoctions. More important than any of this is that it is clearly stable over millions of years. In its own way this is a breakthrough that compares to penicillin. I am very happy to see this. Our whole approach has become problematic and we need to see the original promise of antibiotics restored. This will do it. Now we need to perfect delivery methods. A honey saturated ... more »

Colonization by Bankruptcy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: 2014.8.26.Brown.Main] Argentina is finally going cold turkey and ending the debt shell game Many other countries need to do this as well. They all have a rising middle class that is quite able to support a local currency and properly deploy it. Thus it can all be readily internalized and any foreign currency reserves used to accommodate trade. What made Argentina so difficult anyway is that these loans were all siphoned off into private hands offshore. In short they were stolen with the certain connivance of the lenders themselves. All that came from it was a market ... more »

NASA Brings Scientists & Theologians Together To Prepare World For Extraterrestrial Contact

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
The sheer scale of whistle blowing on the UFO phenomena is shocking and totally unexpected. I knew that independent sightings are in excess of 100,000. I have also posted on some of the outstanding reports as well. The fact is that we have an excellent picture formied from conforming evidence that describes almost a hundred separate alien races. It has also become plausibly evident that we have been using the technology and this is the source of major close encounters in our skies at night. More advanced technology would not be readily observable. Our designs appear to be hyb... more »

Transpicuous News Ep2: Zombie Apocalypse 101

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
Welcome to Transpicuous News, Episode 2: Zombie Apocalypse 101 http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-2-zombie-apocolypse-101/ Todays News report will venture into quite a few realms of disbelief and no doubt will have a few moments of head/desk contact, and face/palm ridiculousness as we take a look at the main stream news for the past few weeks. First up..... Zombies!!!! *Ebola Zombies? Liberian Newspaper Claims Victims are Rising from the Dead* A local newspaper in Liberia, The New Dawn, has added to the panic, with reports claiming that Ebola patients are ri... more »

Awakened Warriors Arise

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
- - - by Zen Gardner Life is a struggle. How much more then is the spiritual life, the fight to remain conscious in an illusory world where deviant forces vie for control more than caring, battering your very body and soul day in and day out on top of your struggle to survive . Oh, we’re going peacefully downstream in the conscious dimensions. There we learn to let go and follow the flow of the Universe and synchronicity. But in this physical, lower density world, we’re fighting directly upstream. In addition, we’re living in a time of increasingly turbulen... more »

Will Steve Israel-Recruit Jerry Cannon Be Brought To Trial For War Crimes After He Loses In November?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Founded in 1961, MIRS— Michigan Informantion and Research Service— isn’t meant to be for everyone. It’s a subscription only service for political insiders and it purports to provide “comprehensive news and analysis of state government delivered in written reports detailing the activities of the House, Senate, Judicial and Executive branches of Michigan state government.” They describe their own customer base as “Fortune 500 companies, lobbyists, government officials, law firms, local governments, universities, organized labor groups, statewide trade organizations and professional... more »

One of Israel's main satellite TV providers has opted to drop the world-famous British Broadcasting Corporation from its line-up of channels

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
i24 informs me that: 'One of Israel's main satellite TV providers has opted to drop the world-famous British Broadcasting Corporation from its line-up of channels, Israeli media reported Friday. The YES satellite company announced it would no longer host BBC World, as the channel enjoys low ratings in Israel as a consequence of being perceived to harbor anti-Israeli bias. ... "Customer satisfaction with the channel is low..."' How unsurprising, now how do we opt out of receiving institutionally anti-Israel news from the BBC in this country?

Messages From Higher Self - Attachment & Possessiveness are........

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*Source:* *https://plus.google.com/116550793025117941917/posts?cfem=1&hl=en-GB*

Le Gardasil a changé la vie de notre fille - Crystal Bulter

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
[image: Skylee-2014.jpg]Skylee C’est l’histoire d’une autre famille dont la fille a souffert des effets secondaires du Gardasil. Son histoire ressemble à celle de beaucoup, beaucoup d’autres filles. Voici ce que dit sa maman : « Ma fille Skylee a toujours été en parfaite santé avant sa vaccination avec le Gardasil. Elle a, comme tout le monde, fait de temps en temps un rhume, mais n’a jamais rien eu de grave. Comme beaucoup de filles de son âge, elle adorait la musique, aller aux concerts. Elle aimait rencontrer des amis à l’école et en dehors de l’école. Tout cela a chan... more »

Gardasil: The Day Our Daughter’s Life Changed by Crystal Butler

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
Skylee Gardasil: The Day Our Daughter’s Life Changed By Crystal Butler Chicopee Massachusetts Sane Vax, Inc., 6 October 2014 My daughter, Skylee, was a healthy young lady prior to vaccination with Gardasil – she had the occasional cold but no major health issues. Like many of her peers, she enjoyed music and going to concerts. She enjoyed being a teenager simply hanging out with friends in and out of school. All of this changed after she was vaccinated with Gardasil. Skylee had her 13 year old physical on 21st August 2013. Her doctor recommended the Gardasil vaccine. I didn’... more »

Before Michelle Rhee and Campbell Brown, There was “Why Teachers Can’t Teach”

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
Dana Goldstein’s The Teachers War recalls numerous great stories that illustrate how and why teachers became America’s “most embattled profession.” She reminds us that before Campbell Brown and Michelle Rhee, educators endured the wrath of the Texas Monthly’s Gene Lyons. After finishing Goldstein’s masterpiece, readers should google Lyons’ 1979 tirade, “Why Teachers Can’t Teach.” Lyons […]


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Conservatives ask: What would Milton Friedman do about warming?* *Really? Friedman would put a price on carbon dioxide -- a harmless, odorless chemical that is essential for plant growth? Friedman spent most of his life defying the consensus so the present semi-consensus is unlikely to have impressed him. But Milt was a clever guy and good at making people think. He might therefore have said that what they should do is what Ross McKitrick says - set the price of carbon based on the rate of warming. i.e. $0.00* If the late free-market economist Milton Friedman were alive today,... more »

Clinton Duplicity Bolsters Corporate Colonialism

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
There was a time when American expansionism around the world was wrapped in the thin rhetorical veil of democratic empowerment, but that was back then, before the Soviets dispensed with their socialist facade to openly embrace the American model of unrestrained greed and corruption. This move was liberating for both Russian and American oligarchs, in that the pretense could be dropped and worldwide corporate fascism could be fully unleashed under the new banner of "globalisation." Bill and Hillary Clinton have taken full advantage of the new alignment of world dollar power to stuff... more »

Inside Shaky Truce

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
In the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, local officials claim three civilians were killed in overnight shelling. That's despite the Defense Ministry declaring a so-called "period of silence" there on Tuesday. The city's seen almost daily violations of the shaky truce. RT's Maria Finoshina is in the conflict zone.

Holistic approach

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
It’s a bit like one of those End Times movies; the end of civilisation as we know it. The ever expanding Islamic State - sorry, the so-called Islamic State, then the ebola. The two-pronged, pincer-like assault on civilisation that is rapidly closing in. Stockpile the groceries, get yourself a shotgun. Man the barricades. If the ebola don’t get you, the Islamists will. Of course I blame Israel. Menzies Campbell does, anyhow. I think that’s what he was telling Andrew Neil on the politics show. However, the Liberal Democrats were otherwise engaged with their emergency debate on the ... more »

So Much For THAT Idea!

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
We never even pretended to start to try!

Tennessee SAT Scores Remain Flat with AP Test Gap Widening

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
Tennessee has been at the VAM scam since 1992, when the savvy tobacco-chewing adjunct professor, Bill Sanders, managed to sell his statistical algorithm to Tennessee legislators looking for a cheap miracle. After two+ decades, we can check the "cheap" column, but not the "miracle" one. The percentage of the state budget that schools receive has been cut my more than half over the past 20+ years, while Tennessee's education rankings remain closer the bottom than the top of the nation. The latest indicator is from the College Board, which has this chart in the TN SAT results for 201... more »

Why is The US Sending 3,000 Troops to Ebola-Stricken Countries?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
From: http://yournewswire.com/why-is-the-us-sending-3000-troops-to-ebola-stricken-countries/ *Why is The US Sending 3,000 Troops to Ebola-Stricken Countries?* Posted by Louise Turner ‘What appears to be a humanitarian mission coming from the US is beginning to look a lot like a military takeover with the threat of potential vaccination and drug experimentation on West Africans. President Obama is ordering 3,000 US troops to the Ebola-afflicted region in Monrovia, Liberia. Seventeen treatments centers are set to be erected, housing around 100 beds apiece. The real question here i... more »

5 Halloween Decorations from the Dollar Store

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
This post has been sponsored by Dollar Tree, all opinions are my own. It is always a great time to pick up some new items at the Dollar Tree, but right now during the Dollar Tree Anniversary Celebration you can get some of your brand name favorites in larger sizes for still only $1. The same products you already buy will be up to 58% larger for the same price. Shop in store and online from September 28, 2014 to October 11 for special Bonus Buys including 8-ct. Packs of Colorful Clothes Hangers, 5-ct. Packs of Oval Bins, Multi-purpose Baskets, 2-ct. Packs of Super Glue® and Bonus-s... more »

Are You Listening, Mitchell Chester?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
by Tracy Novick in the Worcester Telegram: In his opening-of-school letter to school districts, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester commented: "I'm committed to understanding the concerns about the amount of testing that is occurring in Massachusetts schools. I plan to initiate a study of federally, state and locally required assessments and their uses in our schools. As I meet with professional organizations and visit schools in the year ahead, I look forward to hearing from you on this topic and others." At her first meeting this past week, new Massachusetts Boa... more »

Hong Kong Democracy Protests Update ( October 9 , 2014 ) -- Protesters talks with Government loom for Friday , Protesters re-gearing as they attempt to show strength at this critical point , counter protests and affected businesses strike back against protests by lawsuits .......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... *SCMP News* @SCMP_News · 2m2 minutes ago LIVE: Carrie Lam cancels talks after students call for show of strength at Admiralty http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong /article/1612602/live-democracy-advocates-urge-unity-occupy-movement-enters-12th-day … *SCMP News* @SCMP_News · 49s50 seconds ago Protest leaders call for show of strength at Admiralty tomorrow to pressure government before talks http://f.sc.mp/KOxGry6 SCMP News retweeted *Young Post* @youngposthk · 1h1 hour ago Democratic lawmaker Alan Leong: we are preparing to impeach #CY. # OccupyCentral #UmbrellaRev... more »

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Sergei Shoigu]Russia will create a space-based ballistic missile warning system capable of detecting launches of existing and test missiles, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday. "The creation of an integrated space system is one of the key directions in which Russian nuclear deterrent forces will be developed. As a result, we will be able to detect sea and ground launches of various types of ballistic missiles, including prototypes," Shoigu said. According to the defense minister, the system will replace Soviet-made ballistic missile early warning systems. ... more »

HMS Ocean Receives Combat System Upgrade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: HMS Ocean]HMS Ocean has become the first Royal Navy warship to be operationally deployed with new state of the art computing equipment, known as Shared Infrastructure, demonstrating a step-change in ship technology. Developed by engineers at BAE Systems in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems team, Shared Infrastructure is an innovative hardware solution that can host software from multiple technology providers on a single system. This means, for the first time ever, the ship's crew has the capability to access all software, such as nav... more »

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Missile Defense Early Warning Satellite

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: SBIRS Delivery]Prime contractor Lockheed Martin and payload provider Northrop Grumman have delivered the payload for the fourth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS). The payload, delivered on Sept. 30, will now be integrated with the SBIRS GEO-4 satellite bus in final assembly, integration and test at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California satellite manufacturing facility. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to the President of the Uni... more »

US Plans To Deploy MK 41 Launchers In Romania And Poland: Implications For INF Treaty - Analysis

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: MK 41 Launcher]As the issue pertaining to violations of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the US and Russia heats up, Russia is pointing its finger at the United States in its plans to deploy MK 41 Vertical Missile Launch Systems (VLS) in Romania and Poland. Under the INF treaty, both the US and Russia are prohibited from developing ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles with ranges 500-5500km. The launch system in question is employed by US Navy warships for storing and launching naval missiles and is claimed to be the “worldwide standard in... more »

IS downs another Iraqi helicopter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Iraqi Bell 407]Militants with Islamic State group on Wednesday shot down an Iraqi military attack helicopter, killing the two pilots on board in the second such incident in a week and raising concerns about the extremists’ ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing U.S.-led airstrikes. According to two Iraqi officials, the extremists used a shoulder-fired missile to take down the Bell 407 helicopter, which crashed just north of the refinery town of Beiji, located about 200 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad. The pilot and co-pilot were both killed in the attack, a military... more »

Bids for AN-32 upgrade likely by month end

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: An-32 Cline]The Indian Air Force (IAF) hopes to receive tenders by end of this month in its second bid to rope in private players for upgradation of the aging fleet of AN-32 transport aircraft purchased from erstwhile USSR. In a first, IAF last year had invited bids from private parties for upgradation of AN-32 transport and MiG-29 fighter aircraft. However, when the bids were received, only a si gle tender was received for the AN-32s though a few major players had initially shown interest. Read more

Saab's Gripen E fighters to get electronic warfare system parts from South Africa

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Saab Gripen E/F]Saab's telecommunications subsidiary in South Africa, Saab Grintek Defense Pty Ltd., will develop and manufacture parts for an electronic warfare system. The parts are for a system that will be used on Sweden's Gripen E fighter aircraft made by Saab. Saab Grintek Defense's development efforts will include prototype manufacturing for antennas and microwave modules. Read more

A note to my readers about ads

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
I've been noticing a very strange set of ads targeting my blog lately, if you notice anything very odd in the ads that come up, please note the URL and email it to me, and I will block it if it's not something I want on this blog. Thanks. -AK.

SNL Spoof on Ebola The Fault in Our Stars, The Ebola in Our Everything

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
NBC seems to be yanking this off of YouTube as fast as it comes up... we'll see how long this one lasts on YouTube...

Hue-man from Star Trek TNG - "I KNOW WHO I AM"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
This video clip from YouTube is entitled "Hidden in Star Trek - The Reason for Fluoride GMO Poisoning Humanity". My gut feeling that while there's some truth in that being the reason for fluoride in water, regarding its ability to calcify the pineal gland. It could never stop what is about to happen, which is based on the heart-mind rather than just the brain its organs... But then the cabal was always operating from the external mental framework of templates of thought rather than from what is internal to the heart and being of each human. Still its an interesting video for w... more »

Bad News for the alarmists: 'Missing Heat' from Non-Existent 'Global Warming' isn't Hiding in the Ocean After All

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'The cause of climate alarmism has been struck another near-fatal blow by a new study from a NASA research team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Using a combination of satellite observations and direct measurements taken by a network of 3,000 floating Argo temperature probes, the NASA team set out to calculate temperature changes and thermal expansion in the deep ocean (below 1.24 miles). What they have found is that the deep ocean has not warmed measurably since at least 2005. This unfortunate discovery represents a major problem for the climate alarmi... more »

The New Ebola Scare: Are We Being Conned? Watch This Video And Decide For Yourselves

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 20 hours ago
The liars in the mainstream media are absolutely going insane now with more and more reports about this new "strain" of "Ebola" that has made it way to the United States.... We are seeing reports daily now about new victims of this "disease" and more and more we are watching the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports about how this outbreak is rapidly approaching a "Pandemic" level..... I am however not convinced yet that this is a real "pandemic".... I have watched videos and read reports about the mishandling of the "victims" of this outbreak, especially in America... It has als... more »

USAF F-15 jet crashes in Lincolnshire

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
A US military aircraft has crashed in a field near houses and a school in Lincolnshire. Witnesses saw the F-15D come down in a field off Broad Gate, Weston Hills, near Spalding at about 15:30 BST. The pilot ejected from the aircraft and police said he had escaped with very minor injuries. Read more

Putrajaya denies letting US use Sabah for spy plane missions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]Putrajaya did not permit the US to deploy its P-8 Poseidon surveillance planes from an air base in Sabah, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today when explaining that a US Navy's official remarks were "misinterpreted". The defence minister also pointed out that the US Navy had similarly clarified the remarks. "There is no official agreement between Malaysia and the United States for any deployment or detachment P-8 Poseidon from Malaysia," he said in response to a question in Parliament. Read more

State Dept OKs US’ $500M Lockheed P-3B Aircraft Overhaul Agreement With Greece

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: P-3B Orion]Greece has agreed to purchase $500 million in overhaul and upgrade services from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement, which Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is the prime contractor for. The deal covers work to modify two Lockheed P-3B aircraft and upgrade five P-3B aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday. Greece’s navy wants the upgrade work to help resume operations of its P-3B aircraft for land-based maritime patrol and reconnaissance, surveillance and protection of national assets. Read more

Air version of BRAHMOS to multiply IAF's combat potential

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Air Launched BrahMos]In recent times, the Indian Air Force has witnessed swift expansion with a comprehensive modernisation drive being undertaken to acquire multi-role capability platforms and weapons, along with multi-skill capability of its personnel. The IAF is now gearing up to induct the 290-km range supersonic BRAHMOS cruise missile after it was successfully inducted in the Indian Army and Navy. Precision weaponry has revolutionised contemporary warfare by multiplying the effectiveness of using air and ground power together. The air-launched BRAHMOS missile system wil... more »

Royal Navy destroyers go up for sale as preservation bid sunk

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 42 destroyers]Three of the Royal Navy’s former destroyers have been put up for sale as plans to keep one of them as a museum ship look dead in the water. Ex-HMS Edinburgh, York and Gloucester have been laid up in Portsmouth naval base since they were decommissioned from 2011 onwards. Naval veterans with a fondness for the Type 42 destroyers had hoped Edinburgh could be preserved in Scotland as a museum ship. Read more

Taiwan may send 3,000-ton patrol ships to Taiping

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: La Fayette-class frigate]Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration has not ruled out posting 3,000-ton patrol ships at Taiping or Itu Aba, the largest of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea, after a pier is completed there in late 2015, the deputy chief of the administration Cheng Chang-hsiung said Wednesday. When completed, the pier will be able to accommodate 3,000-ton vessels on its outer side and ships up to 1,000 tons on its inner side, Cheng told lawmakers during a legislative hearing. After tests are conducted to determine the pier's ability to resist large ... more »

HMAS Arunta Anzac-class frigate completes anti-ship missile defence upgrades

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMAS Arunta]The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta has successfully completed its anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) upgrade in Western Australia, making it the second vessel to undergo such an upgrade. RAN Commander Surface Force AM commodore Jonathan Mead said: "The ASMD upgrade provides our Anzac-class frigates with significantly increased capability, particularly in defending against missile attacks." The RAN's HMAS Perth successfully completed its upgrade and tests in 2012. Read more

NUSQN 725 marks 1,000 hour milestone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: NUSQN 725]The Royal Australian Navy's Seahawk Romeo crews have achieved a significant aviation milestone, passing 1,000 flight hours in the MH-60R aircraft whilst undergoing training in the US. The New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 725) team clicked over the achievement without fanfare, but with considerable style, during an exercise flying as a dip gang against a Peruvian Type 209 submarine. With the team's focus remaining on ensuring aircraft on station on time, for 11 sorties over a weekend, the celebrations were on hold until the work was done said Commanding Officer of the squadr... more »

Kim Jong Un Is Missing, But North Korea Still Has A Powerful Military - That It Probably Can't Use

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Kim Jong Un]Since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disappeared from public view over a month ago, observers of the highly secretive state have suggested that he may be seriously ill or even that he has been ousted in a military coup. The latter may be unlikely, North Korea experts said, but, in all likelihood, the regime is in desperate economic straits. Given the nuclear-armed North’s propensity to make rash military decisions, such as the recent foray by a warship into South Korean-controlled waters, the situation has raised serious concerns about what Kim Jong Un’s absen... more »

Germans keen on submarine tender

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 214 class SSK]Specutalion that the government might buy Japanese sub­marines has prompted the German ambassador to press publicly for an international competitive tender for the right to build the ­replacements to Australia’s ageing Collins-class fleet. Christoph Muller, Germany’s ambassador to Australia since 2011, also said the German government stood ready to ensure any submarine deal with Australia — which could last decades — succeeded, including by providing technical assistance and by helping keep costs under control. “My government would of course be delighted i... more »

Nukes on the High Seas: Israel's Underwater Atomic Arsenal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Dolphin class SSK]In a few months, the fifth “Dolphin” submarine will leave Germany and enter Israeli service. A sixth boat will arrive by 2017. Under normal circumstances, a force of six modern diesel-electric submarines would represent a large, but not outlandish, undersea commitment on the part of a country of Israel’s size and wealth. But the Dolphins apparently play a much larger role in Israel’s self-defense plans; reports indicate that they will carry a portion of Israel’s nuclear deterrent, in the form of nuclear-armed, submarine-launched cruise missiles (SLCMs). ... more »

Fusion: dynomak, a new compact rival of tokamak

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Fusion is the energy of the future, and it always will be. Despite this proverb, many teams are working hard to confine the hot plasma for a sufficient time and allow the fusion to be sufficiently long-lived and economically feasible. I do follow the fusion research in some moderate detail because I do think that it's the most likely future advance that could make a "qualitative abrupt change" in the methods that we exploit to obtain energy. If you look at the fusion category of TRF blog posts, you will find some texts debunking Andrea Rossi's cold fusion but many more "real exper... more »

Political Infighting In The Kremlin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The Kremlin. Wikipedia *Putin Factions Gridlocked Over Arrest As Sanctions Bite -- Fuel Fix* Russia’s wheels of power are grinding to a halt. That’s the assessment of five officials close to President Vladimir Putin, who say that a struggle at the heart of his inner circle is slowing decision making as sanctions squeeze the economy. With Putin focused on foreign policy, rival factions are battling for influence, said the people, who declined to be identified discussing internal issues. One group, centered on Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, is concerned about Russia’s increasing al... more »

Those New Orleans *Miracle* Charter AP Outcomes

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 23 hours ago
On October 8, 2014, New York teacher Gary Rubinstein wrote a post on Louisiana’s May 2014 Advanced Placement (AP) outcomes. His post is aptly entitled, Louisiana Still Ranks Second to Last in AP Results. Of course such news must be spun; therefore, Louisiana Superintendent John White twists the result into Louisiana Among Nation’s Most Improved States on Advanced Placement […]

Hong Kong's Identity Crisis

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*October 9, 2014* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - When Anson Chan sat before an audience in Washington DC earlier this year giving a talk at the National Endowment for Democracy sponsored "Why Democracy in Hong Kong Matters" event, she claimed that Hong Kong was suffering from an identity crisis. Chan would claim, "we are facing an identity crisis in Hong Kong, particularity in the younger generation, people born after 1987 whose never known life other than under Chinese sovereignty. Hong Kong people pride themselves on the fact that we have an identity that is separate from the rest of Ch... more »

Women On The Front Lines In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Tough: This rebel was among the fighters to take part in the battle for Donetsk's Sergey Prokofiev airport *The Warrior Women Of Ukraine: Posing With Their Tanks And Machine Guns, Meet The Ordinary Mothers Taking Up Arms On BOTH Sides Of The Civil War -- Daily Mail* * Both rebels and Ukrainian government forces boast female fighters * Many have been killed during the conflict which is now in its seventh month * The conflict was triggered when President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted * Vicious fighting in and around Donetsk has claimed 3,660 lives so far * Included in the total are the ... more »

Alan Grayson (D-FL) vs Arkansas Extremist Tom Cotton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Beltway pundits are always smitten with aloof intellectual phonies. Paul Ryan has been the most obvious example in recent years but Arkansas pedant Tom Cotton— another Harvard-educated reactionary is always such a curiosity… like a circus freak show— is catching up. The closet case thing makes it all the more of a set up for a future Shakespearean blockbuster… down the line. Right now, though, as Greg Sargent pointed out for his *Washington Post* readers Tuesday, Cotton is making news by claiming ISIS terrorists are working with Mexican cartels to infiltrate Arkansas. And he isn’t ... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Farewell, My Homeland”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Farewell, My Homeland” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13HXJr4x8mI

New film demonstrates how "Holocaust" narrative was faked

John Friend at The Realist Report - 1 day ago
An article appearing in *The Jewish Daily Forward* highlighting a recently released film offers further insight into how *the fake Jewish "Holocaust" narrative of WWII* was manufactured, sold, and implanted in the minds of millions of people around the world following WWII: A new film about a forgotten, long-shelved documentary chronicling the Allies’ discovery and liberation of the Nazi concentration camps is offering viewers a restored contemporaneous account of *that seminal moment in history.* The original, unfinished documentary has now, 70 years later, been reproduced and com... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"M78 isn't really hiding in planet Earth's night sky. About 1,600 light-years away and nestled in the nebula rich constellation Orion, the large, bright, reflection nebula is well-known to telescopic skygazers. But this gorgeous image of M78 was selected as the winner of the Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition. Held by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the competition challenged amateur astronomers to process data from ESO's astronomical archive in search of cosmic gems. *Click image for larger size.* The winning entry shows off amazing details within bluish M78...more »

The Poet: Lucille Clifton, "We Are Running"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"We Are Running"* "We are running, running and time is clocking us from the edge like an only daughter. Our mothers stream before us, cradling their breasts in their hands. Oh pray that what we want is worth this running, pray that what we’re running toward is what we want." ~ Lucille Clifton, "We Are Running" - http://www.panhala.net/Archive/we_are_running.html

Paulo Coelho, "Walking the Path"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Walking the Path" by Paulo Coelho "I reckon that it takes about three minutes to read my text. Well, according to statistics, in that same short period of time 300 people will die and another 620 will be born. It takes me perhaps half an hour to write a text: here I sit, concentrating on my computer, books piled up beside me, ideas in my head, the scenery passing by outside my window. Everything seems perfectly normal all around me; and yet, during these thirty minutes, 3,000 people have died and 6,200 have just seen the light of the world for the first time. Where are all those t... more »

“How to Live With an Unknowable Mind”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How to Live With an Unknowable Mind”* by PsyBlog “How do you imagine your own mind? I sometimes picture mine as a difficult and contrary child; the kind that throws a stone at you for no reason and can't explain itself. Or while at the beach it sits silent, looking miserable. But, at a wedding is determined to scream at the top of its lungs through all the quiet bits. One reason minds can be frustrating is that we only have access to part of them, by definition the conscious part. The rest, the unconscious, lies there mysteriously, doing things we don't understand and often don't... more »

Chet Raymo, “Heavenly Harmony”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Heavenly Harmony”* by Chet Raymo “Enlarge the below image by clicking. If that doesn't fill your screen, go here. Make sure the horizontal scroll is all the way open. Better, drag the image onto your desktop, open it up, and have it filling the background as you continue to read. You are looking at a corner of a rich star-forming region called the Lagoon Nebula. The entire nebula can be seen here. It is a large object, in the constellation Sagittarius, somewhat larger in apparent size than the full Moon, and barely visible to the naked eye under ideal conditions. It is about 500... more »

"Doing Our Best..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"That the situation appears hopeless should not prevent us from doing our best." - Aldo Leopold

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Ukrainian Separatist Fighter Gives A Carefree Interview Even As Shrapnel From A Rocket Attack Flies By (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From *The Guardian*: A separatist fighter in eastern Ukraine gives a nonchalant interview as Ukrainian government forces shell a nearby building. The man calmly smokes a cigarette and discusses the ongoing conflict in Donetsk as fragments ricochet off the car next to him. It is not known where or when this unverified footage was filmed. It was uploaded to YouTube on 5 October

"Of Sound Mind..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.” - Paul Valéry, “Mauvaises Pensées et Autres”, 1942

Greg Hunter, “’Big Nuclear War Coming’- Charles Nenner”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“’Big Nuclear War Coming’- Charles Nenner”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Legendary financial analyst Charles Nenner thinks the biggest threat is global war. Nenner explains, “If you look at a war cycle of a hundred years, I predicted in the second decade of this century that we were going to have a big war. If you go back a hundred years ago, you had the First World War, which led up to the Second World War. That was a big war. A hundred years before that, we had a big war in 1812, and you had Napoleon in Europe in 1814. . . . Every second decade of a new century, you have ... more »

Can A NATO-Russia War Over Ukraine Still Happen?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Europe's Nightmare Could Still Come True: A NATO-Russia War Over Ukraine -- Dmitri Trenin, National Interest* Should the cease-fire be allowed to break down completely, the danger of a war in Ukraine will immediately reappear. Both sides must take urgent steps to avoid it. Despite numerous violations, the cease-fire in Ukraine's Donbass region is largely holding. For very different reasons, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin of Russia have come to lead the parties of peace in their respective capitals. Economic issues clearly top the agenda in bot... more »

China Just Overtook The US In One Key Economic Indicator

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Adjusted for purchasing power, China's economy is now the world's largest. IMF, Google Public Data Explorer *China Just Overtook The US As The World's Largest Economy -- Business Insider* Sorry, America. China just overtook the US to become the world's largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. Chris Giles at the Financial Times flagged up the change. He also alerted us in April that it was all about to happen. Basically, the method used by the IMF adjusts for purchasing power parity, explained here. *Read more* .... *More News On China Overtaking The U.S. On... more »

We dunno nuttin bout wut Obama beleevs, just if hes for it its the end of the wurrld

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Today's "Daily Cartoon," by David Sipress,from NewYorker.com* *"Remember -- talk about how the Presidenthas done a fantastic job with the economy, but whatever you do don't mention the President."* *“A man in Oklahoma was exposed to Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox for over three minutes. We hope we’re not too late."* *-- a CDC spokesman quoted in the Borowitz Report* "Man Infected with Ebola Misinformation Through Casual Contact With Cable News" (see below) *"[H]ere is the conundrum of the 2014 campaign. In 2010, House Speaker John Boehner's battle cry that helped Republicans win t... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 9th October)

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Dept of Energy & Climate Change fails taxpayer: £16.6bn of Renewable Energy contracts awarded without competition The government's decision to award billions of pounds of renewable energy contracts without a proper tendering process has left consumers out of pocket, said MPs on the Public Accounts Committee. The five offshore wind and three biomass project contracts were awarded without


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

US Air Force F-15D Crashes Into Field In England, Pilot Ejects Safely

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The aircraft crashed in a field in Weston Hills, near Spalding *USAF F-15 Jet Crashes In Lincolnshire -- BBC* A US military aircraft has crashed in a field near houses and a school in Lincolnshire. Witnesses saw the F-15D come down in a field off Broad Gate, Weston Hills, near Spalding at about 15:30 BST. The pilot have ejected from the aircraft and police said he had escaped with very minor injuries. The US Air Force said the jet was from the 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk and had crashed during a combat training exercise. *Read more* .... *More News On A ... more »

“The Civil War and 150 Years of Forgotten US Military Atrocities”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Civil War and 150 Years of Forgotten US Military Atrocities”* by James Bovard “George Orwell wrote in 1945 that “the nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.” The same moral myopia has carried over to most Americans’ understanding of the Civil War. While popular historians have recently canonized the war as a practically holy crusade to free the slaves, in reality civilians were intentionally targeted and brutalized in the final year of the war. The most dramatic forgott... more »

When love hurts (or runs out)

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
[image: Picture] This is a picture of what is posted on a billboard in front of a nearby church. I drive past it each morning on my way to work. What follows is an attempt at an answer. Love doesn't (hurt). This pain is your own definition of love. In Persian, Greek and Sanskrit alone there are as many as 90 different words for love, each with its own definition. Any *emotional* “hurt” can be reduced to unmet expectations. Love has no expectations, qualifications or conditions. It is the physical expression of your core. You are made of love. Love's purpose is not to make you hap... more »

Robert Wadlow with his father

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. The Alton and Illinois monikers reflect the fact that he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end... more »

We’re in an Economic Neverland

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*In a world of virtually free money – the money of near-Zero or even Negative Interest Rates excreted by central banks – the clear-eyed man could be king. But not if the well-connected man has blinded him first, says Bill Bonner in this guest post.* *We’re in an Economic Neverland, Part 1* Anything is possible in a NIRP (negative-interest-rate policy) world. When central banks are resorting to negative interest rates, as the ECB did recently, everything goes topsy-turvy. A trillion dollars here… a trillion there. Pretty soon we’re talking about the end of the world as we have kno... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 8, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Northeastern University *The Middle East In Chaos -- Reuel Marc Gerecht, Weekly Standard* The great medieval historian Ibn Khaldun centered his understanding of history on asabiyya, which is perhaps best translated as esprit de corps mixed with the will to power. In his masterpiece, the Muqaddima, or Prolegomena, the Arab historian saw as the primary locus of asabiyya the tribe—a smaller unit than the ethnic group, and the most powerful military unit in Islamic history until the Mameluks perfected the use of slave soldiers. The concept of asabiyya is helpful in trying to understand... more »

World News Briefs -- October 8, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WHO: No Control Over Spread Of Ebola -- Al Jazeera* *UN health authority says almost half of Ebola patients have died, and warns disease will spread to other countries.* The Ebola outbreak shows no signs of abating, has killed 3,879 people and threatens more Western African nations poorly equipped to deal with the disease, the World Health Organisation has said in a grim update. The UN's health authority said on Wednesday that a total of 8,033 people had caught the infection up to October 5, and 3,879 of those had died. Liberia and Sierra Leone, the two worst-hit nations, had les... more »

Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Liberia cc] Out on the edge of the Liberian wilderness, the Firestone company – the tyre company, with rubber plantations in the West African nation ravaged by Ebola – has been showing the way in treatment and containment of the virus. Not because any special knowledge, but because they’re making best use of the knowledge they have. [image: image]The classic slogan for Firestone tires was "where the rubber meets the road." When it comes to Ebola, the rubber met the road at the Firestone rubber plantation in Harbel, Liberia. … Firestone detected its first Ebola case o... more »

More News Reports And Speculation That Kim Jong-Un's Younger Sister Has Taken Control Of North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kim Yo-Jong, Kim Jong Un's younger sister..thought to be now running DPRK. pic.twitter.com/qTw0VP0e2t — North Korea (@NorthKoreaNews1) October 7, 2014 *Is Kim Jong Un's Little Sister Kim Yo Jong Running North Korea? -- NBC* SEOUL, South Korea — It’s been an unusually quiet quarter for North Korea, which has avoided the occasional exchange of bellicose bluster with the U.S. and South Korea, and has not tested a much-prophesized fourth nuclear bomb. But for the past month, a curious string of events has stirred up questions over whether changes are underway in this garrison kingdom... more »

Assigning Fault For Impending Democratic Congressional Losses

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Last night we took a look at some of the poor schlubbs Steve Israel had recruited to run for Congress and has now abandoned, tainted by his losing strategies and unable to gain any traction on their own. Michigan is a particularly ugly victim of the “Steve Israel Effect.” The irony there is that the DSCC has run a perfect race in Michigan— so perfect that as the DCCC packs up its tent and heads down to Arkansas or West Virginia or whichever red hellhole Israel has decided to take a last stand in, the *Republicans* have raised the white flag in the Michigan Senate race. Pelosi shou... more »

Where Is North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un? It Appears Everyone Has An Opinion (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Where Is North Korea's 31-Year-Old Leader? -- Bloomberg* Where is Kim? That question is increasingly being asked about the 31-year-old leader of the oddball state of North Korea. It gained added urgency on Tuesday, as North Korean and South Korean patrol boats exchanged warning fire at a disputed sea border in the Yellow Sea. For just over a month now, Kim Jong Un, the Swiss boarding school-educated leader of the reclusive state formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has not appeared in public. Adding to the intrigue was the sudden visit to South Korea by Ki... more »

Awakened Warriors Arise

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
Zen Gardner, Guest Waking Times Life is a struggle. How much more then is the spiritual life, the fight to remain conscious in an illusory world where deviant forces vie for control more than caring, battering your very body and soul day in and day out on top of your struggle to survive . Oh, […] The post Awakened Warriors Arise appeared first on Waking Times.

Liberal Democrats: Not Dead Yet

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Clegg could have said "no one likes us and we don't care." Reviled by the Tories and Labour in equal measure is the lot of the Liberal Democrat. But now you're scrapping with the Greens for fourth place, and your main competitors are them and Farage's pint quaffing, poison-swilling rabble; this year's party conference might have had a touch of humility about it. Nah. There was none. LibDems can "hold their heads high" said Clegg in a speech rivalling the late Tony Cliff for volubility and official enthusiasm. Promising a shopping list of policy from a welcome pledge of mental healt... more »

North Korea Admits That It Uses 'Labor Camps'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*North Korea Admits Using Labour Camps -- The Guardian/AP* *Important public acknowledgement as diplomats at UN say ‘reform through labour’ is used to ‘improve people’s mentality’* A North Korean official has publicly acknowledged to the international community the existence of his country’s “reform through labour” camps, apparently in response to a highly critical UN human rights report. Diplomats for the regime also told reporters that a top North Korea official had visited the headquarters of the European Union and expressed interest in dialogue, with discussions on human right... more »

Even With A Ceasefire, The Ukraine Conflict Claims 10 Lives A Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Ukrainian national flag flies in the traffic control tower of the Donetsk Airport hit by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 4, Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters *Death Rate 10 A Day In East Ukraine Despite Ceasefire: U.N. -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The conflict in eastern Ukraine is still claiming about 10 lives a day among government troops, pro-Russian separatists and civilians despite a ceasefire agreed in early September, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Over 3,660 people have died and 8,766 been wou... more »

UN Report: 3,660 Killed, 8,756 Wounded In Ukraine Since April

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Maxim Shemetov/Reuters *UN: 3,660 Killed, 8,756 Wounded In Ukraine Conflict Since April -- RT* Kiev doesn’t have full control of its military and paramilitary forces, who continue to violate the principles of international humanitarian law, highlights the latest UN report on the human rights situation in Ukraine. The UN has stated that at least 3,660 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since April – including 330 since the ceasefire brokered on Sept. 5. A total of 8,756 people have been wounded since April, the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said. *Rea... more »

Post-it Positive

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
A high school student in Airdrie, Alberta approaches her locker to find that someone has broken in to it. Worse, she discovers that the perpetrator used her iPad to access her Facebook account to tell her to die. Rather than play a victim, the girl decides to turn a negative into a positive and post sticky-notes with positive, encouraging messages around her school. Sounds like a display of compassion and initiative. Sadly, incomprehensibly, however, her school didn't see it that way. Rather, some genius "educrat" decided that this was littering and reprimanded her for this kin... more »

U.S. Options Limited Due to Will and Not Lack of Drones

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Today, Kate Brannen’s piece in Foreign Policy sent mixed messages with regard to the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS). She reports that the US is balancing demands “For intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) assets across Iraq and Syria with keeping an eye on Afghanistan”. The implication, which the title of her piece implies, Continue reading

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Who's yer daddy, ISIS? Who could it possibly be...

Johnny Hazard : In Mexico, massacres are the order of the day

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
While the U.S. government lauds its Mexican counterpart, a new mass grave appears to contain bodies of ‘disappeared’ education students. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | October 8, 2014 MEXICO CITY — By now many in the U.S. … finish reading Johnny Hazard : In Mexico, massacres are the order of the day

What Whistleblowers Tell Us About Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
Dr. Mercola Waking Times In 2010, two Merck virologists filed a federal lawsuit under the False Claims Act against their former employer, alleging the vaccine maker lied about the effectiveness of their mumps vaccine (which is part of the trivalent measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine). The whistleblowers, Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, claimed they […] The post What Whistleblowers Tell Us About Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness appeared first on Waking Times.

Former Waltonite, Jim Blew, Named to Replace Rhee

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
At least they are no longer pretending to be run by educators: Jim has nearly 20 years of experience in education reform. For the past decade, he has served as advisor to the Walton family, which has invested more than a billion dollars in initiatives to expand high-quality school options for all children and build an advocacy infrastructure for education reform. From 2000 to 2005, Jim directed various campaigns for the Alliance for School Choice and its predecessor, the American Education Reform Council. Prior to committing himself full-time to education reform, Jim worked at polit... more »

I Love Carol Burris, But . . .

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
She's got it all wrong about what to do about the Common Core. At WaPo, she begins by pointing out how sanity is prevailing among parents and teachers and how much CorpEd in on the defensive to prop out the Common Core house of cards. The more teachers and parents see and use the Gates Core, she points out, the more they hate it. Polling shows support for CorpEd solutions cratering. Arne is being talked about as the new Attorney General (HAH!) And then she closes with this: *The Common Core is a lemon and no amount of professional development will make it run right. As Mike S...more »

Ebola: “CDC Forced to Admit that Ebola Might Be Spread Through Coughing and Sneezing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“CDC Forced to Admit that Ebola Might * *Be Spread Through Coughing and Sneezing”* by George Washington "The level of outbreak is beyond anything we've seen - or even imagined." - Dr. Tom Frieden, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Scientists have said for some time that Ebola may be spread through coughing, sneezing and other aerosol transmission. The top American health agency - the U.S. Centers for Disease Control - has denied this for months. But CDC has finally been forced to admit that it's true. The Los Angeles Times reports today: “Some scient... more »

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