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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

1 Nov - Blogs I'm Following

10:20pm MDST

The Evil State Of Jewish Statism

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 minutes ago
**I am still doing some catching up… I have been basically out of commission for almost a full week, with plenty of articles that have been sitting in my blog that I was ready to post but just needed some final touches… The following is definitely a great one that everyone should especially read… NTS* Periodically, a great article surfaces that everyone should read, and heed its words… One such article comes from a writer over at "The Rebel" at www.therebel.org, named "Yukon Jack". It is entitled: "The Evil State Of Jewish Statism" and is a must read by everyone… I have it right ... more »

Israel DID 9-11: Jewish Reporter Uses Cartoon To Show Israel's Involvement In The 9/11 False Flag Attack!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 minutes ago
Israel absolutely did the attacks of September 11th, 2001 that killed some 3000 innocent American citizens and plunged the United States into the fraudulent "war on terror". It is so amazing that some 13+ years since that fateful day that so many Americans and even those living outside of the United States just do not see that as absolutely the truth. It shows again the intense power these criminal psychopathic Jews have over the world's governments, and especially our BS media… I want to present a great article here for my own readers to read for themselves that comes from Greg... more »

Domestic Spying Advocate And Fake Democrat Adam Schiff Has An Opponent-- Meet Steve Stokes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 minutes ago
Voters in Hollywood, Glendale, Silverlake and Burbank have a choice-- Schiff is the CIA corporate candidate and Stokes is the grassroots progressive Adam Schiff, a conservative Blue Dog and New Dem with a Military Industrial Complex complex, is a bad fit for his new district, which saw much of its more conservative-leaning areas in the eastern third of the district, including most of Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra and Altadena, shaved off and put into Judy Chu's district. Schiff's district moved west and south to include Los Feliz, Silverlake, Hollywood and West Holl... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Hymn”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 minutes ago
Vangelis, “Hymn” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7fnZ-AQNE

Free Downloads: Orison Swett Marden, “The Joys of Living”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 34 minutes ago
*“The Joys of Living”* by Orison Swett Marden “Resolve every morning that you will get the most out of that day, not of some day in the future, when you are better off, when you have a family, when your children are grown up, when you have overcome your difficulties. You never will overcome them all. You will never be able to eliminate all the things which annoy, trouble, and cause friction in your life. You will never get rid of all the little enemies of your happiness, the hundred and one little annoyances, but you can make the most of things as they are. The reason why our liv... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 34 minutes ago
“Sprawling across almost 200 light-years, emission nebula IC 1805 is a mix of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds. Derived from its Valentine's-Day-approved shape, its nickname is the Heart Nebula. About 7,500 light-years away in the Perseus spiral arm of our galaxy, stars were born in IC 1805. In fact, near the cosmic heart's center are the massive hot stars of a newborn star cluster also known as Melotte 15, about 1.5 million years young. *Click image for larger size.* A little ironically, the Heart Nebula is located in the constellation of the mythical Queen of Aethiopi... more »

3D Printing and the Age of Disruption

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 38 minutes ago
*November 2, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LocalOrg) - Disruptive technology is that which overturns an industry unable to adapt or evolve to meet competition enabled by a technological edge. This has occurred across various media industries - from the newspaper to large network news channels, to music and movie producers - the dropping cost of entering the market and competing either directly or by undermining previously monopolized channels of distribution have challenged special interests' grip on information. Many have predicted such a disruption across other industries beyond the d... more »

"The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 45 minutes ago
"The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages." - Richard Bach, "Illusions"

Friday Nerd Blogging: Belated Halloween Edition

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 48 minutes ago
I have fallen behind in my Friday Nerd Blogging contributions, so I have this belated Halloween video:

"Fortune’s Fools"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 48 minutes ago
*"Fortune’s Fools"* by Phil Rockstroh “Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.” — Miles Davis "As a general rule, musicians, artists, and writers, as well as those possessed of an ardor for self-awareness and a commitment to political activism have been advised to avoid a habitual retreat to comfort zones…to take note of the criteria that causes one’s pulse to quicken, brings flop sweat to the brow, causes sphincters to seize up, and delivers mortification to the mind. In order to quicken imagination and avoid banality, it is imperative to explore... more »

“What Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Word in the English Language?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 48 minutes ago
*“What Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Word in the English Language?”* by Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. “I'll spare you the tease. That word is "no"! The ability to be assertive and say "no" is a communication skill we all learn at a very young age. If you're a parent, you know better than anyone that once this word enters a child's vocabulary it's used very often. However, as an adult, "no" is often much more difficult to say. As life gets busier and obligations increase, the ability to say "no" is increasingly important. If you can learn to assert yourself, it can be the difference betwe... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago
Booneville, Mississippi, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Emotional Attacks: Choosing Not to Be a Target"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 54 minutes ago
*"Emotional Attacks: Choosing Not to Be a Target"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "It is important to remember that if you are being attacked emotionally, it is more than likely not about you at all. Hurtful confrontations often leave us feeling drained and confused. When someone attacks us emotionally, we may wonder what we did to rouse their anger, and we take their actions personally. We may ask ourselves what we could have done to compel them to behave or speak that way toward us. It’s important to remember that there are no real targets in an emotional attack and that it is usu... more »

"The World Is Too Much With Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 55 minutes ago
"The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!" - William Wordsworth, 1770- 1850

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 55 minutes ago

"A Message From 30,000 Years Ago"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 55 minutes ago
Across 30,000 years of time the message is clear: "I am human. I am here." "Lascaux is a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the Dordogne departement. They contain some of the earliest known art, dating back to somewhere between 13,000 and 15,000 BCE, or as far back as 25,000 BCE. The Upper Paleolithic cave paintings consist mostly of realistic images of large animals procreating, including aurochs, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time.... more »

Watch Electric Slide 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 57 minutes ago
*Electric Slide (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 5.3 Release : 20 Nov 2014 Duration : 95 min Genre : Action, Biography, Crime Director : Tristan Patterson Writer : Timothy Ford (article), Tristan Patterson (screenplay), Tristan Patterson Cast : Patricia Arquette, Vinessa Shaw, Chloë Sevigny, Jim Sturgess Synopsis Electric SlideIt's 1983 Los Angeles - beautiful girls, luxurious mansions, glamorous parties and Eddie Dodson, a very hip, very charismatic dealer of high-end antique furniture for the rich and famous. When Eddie meets the cool and aloof Pauline, the attraction is... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Dark Cloths of Night"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Dark Cloths of Night"* by Chet Raymo "For years I taught a general studies astronomy course for liberal arts students. And often, when we reached the home galaxy, I asked, "How many of you have seen the Milky Way?" The answer was usually one or two at most out of a class of thirty. Which is no surprise. I can't see the Milky Way from my neighborhood, which is about half-way between Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. You'd have to live somewhere pretty far out in the country to see the Milky Way from the eastern United States. We first came to this little isl... more »

"Fight For Your Dreams..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The glory of the world is transitory, and we should not measure our lives by it, but by the choice we make to follow our personal legend, to believe in our utopias and to fight for our dreams. We are all protagonists of our own lives, and it is often the anonymous heroes who leave the deepest mark.” - Paulo Coelho

Tax Cut 21: Taxation Without Income Discrimination

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
Reposting a nice article by a friend, Wan Saiful Wan Jan, CEO of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in Kuala Lumpur. Originally posted in The Star and reposted in IDEAS website., October 28, 2014. ---------- In my column two weeks ago, I wrote about how taxes are a form of coercion by the government against the people. Since then, I received many comments saying that it is not fair to blame Barisan Nasional for everything. I want to start this column by clarifying again that when I use the word ‘government’ I do not refer to any political party. A government is... more »

Sodomy or BODOHMY

Amin Fasei at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 2 hours ago
Written by Dean Johns, Nov 2, 2014. Oh me, oh my. As you can plainly see from the title of this, my 384th piece on perfidy of the BN regime, I’m finding it increasingly tough to find or even fabricate appropriate words to decry and deride the activities of this cabal of despicable crooks. Because just as they seem to have gone as low as it’s possible to go, they sink to depths that are even more difficult than ever to credit or describe. Stopping at absolutely nothing in their project to pervert every possible aspect of Malaysian life, from truth and justice to religion, reason and ... more »

TV Watch: "Town to town, up and down the dial" -- welcome back, "WKRP in Cincinnati"!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*It looks like hell in this format, stretched and squashed into that tiny screen, and the voices sound kind of peculiar too -- has the pitch somehow dropped? Still, I think this may be my favorite WKRP episode: "Baby, It's Cold Inside" (Season 3, Episode 8). On this frigid, heatless morning, the station staff, which I describe below as "one of the great ensemble casts in TV history," is thrown into confusion by the unexpected early-morning appearance of Mrs. Carlson (Carol Bruce), media-mogul mother of station manager Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson (Gordon Jump). Under the influence of wh... more »

Nov. 1: To the despair of my highland Scots ancestors....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 4 hours ago
....and the joy of my French Catholic ones, I read a newsletter from The Vatican. It's called Catholic News; and it carries a story of a talk given by Pope Francis to a convention of social activists. And it is brilliant. I recommend everyone read it. It's at www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1404449.htm He urged his audience to struggle against the structural causes of poverty and inequality - lack of work, denial of social and labour rights, and the "empire of money". He said that financial speculation on food prices is to blame for the starvation of millions around the world.... more »

Changing the Student Lending Industry

Waking Times at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Film - *Story of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending and their struggles to change the system. The post Changing the Student Lending Industry appeared first on Waking Times.

Watch The Good Lie 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 5 hours ago
*The Good Lie (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : 7.1 Release : 03 Oct 2014 Duration : 110 min Genre : Drama Director : Philippe Falardeau Writer : Margaret Nagle Cast : Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal Synopsis The Good LieSudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. Description The Good LieFrom thanking your grandmother profusely for an awkward gift to telling a work friend that her less-than-sparkling presentation was fantastic... more »

Washington Bullies Hungary to prevent it from choosing it's own way...

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
ZAGREB/BUDAPEST, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The United States is* mounting a diplomatic offensive *to stop Hungary selling a stake in a Croatian energy firm to Russia, part of what Western powers see as Budapest's dangerous drift into Moscow's orbit. The U.S. government has already taken the *highly unusual step* of* blacklisting *six people with ties to the government in Hungary, a NATO ally and European Union member, from entering the United States, accusing them of involvement in corruption. Highly unusual? The US blacklisting people is pretty much the norm. *U.S. officials say tha... more »

This Drug is FDA Approved but Has an Appalling Safety Record

Waking Times at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola - *Fluoroquinolones are among the most dangerous FDA-approved drugs on the market. The post This Drug is FDA Approved but Has an Appalling Safety Record appeared first on Waking Times.

Watch Wake Up 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 6 hours ago
*Wake Up (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : TV-PG Score : 9.3 Release : 21 Apr 2014 Duration : 11 min Genre : Animation, Adventure, Comedy Director : Elizabeth Ito Writer : Pendleton Ward (creator), Cole Sanchez, Andy Ristaino, Kent Osborne (story), Pendleton Ward (story), Jack Pendarvis (story), Adam Muto (story) Cast : Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Miguel Ferrer, Melinda Hill Synopsis Wake UpFinn tracks down who he believes is his father. Description Wake Upwake technical community college. Wake Tech enriches lives by providing quality education, training, and workforce development to ... more »

First Hard Frost

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 6 hours ago
November 1, 2014 Last night, our first hard frost arrived. Temperatures fell into the mid twenties as a cold front moved through. I was about as ready as I could be, knowing that warmer, more normal fall temperatures were on … Continue reading →

The Koch Billions' Toxic Effect On American Democracy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Last week we talked about how Republicans were unleashing a barrage of attack ads against weak conservative Democrats, like John Barrow, for voting with Republicans. Democrats who crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans to cut Social Security benefits for retired people are now being bombarded with ads-- that are true, regardless of the disingenuous source-- pointing out that they are the enemies of working people. That's what Blue Dogs and New Dems like John Barrow-- he's both-- deserve anyway. Taking it a step further, the Koch brother's Americans For Prosperity went after A... more »

DHS Sticks it to Taxpayers With $30K in Starbucks Drink Purchases

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 7 hours ago
The Department of Homeland Security is the mother of all boondoggles and a monumental testament to the fleecing of American taxpayers. Not only has the agency – formed ostensibly to prevent another 9/11 – engaged in flagrant abuses of power but should be the first target of any who truly want to reign in big government. The mission of DHS has expanded exponentially to include harassment of airport travelers and most recently raiding a Kansas City boutique to confiscate women’s underwear. Now according to an investigative report the government goon squad has been busted for sucking... more »

Huge Solar Eruptions in Progress

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Today's Solar activity is aimed at Mars...

The Origins of Creation According to Mayan Grand Elder

Waking Times at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Video - *A clip of Mayan Grand Elder Wandering Wolf sharing his knowledge about the origins of creation. The post The Origins of Creation According to Mayan Grand Elder appeared first on Waking Times.

Total World Debt Tops $100 Trillion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*My Comment:* This is not going to end well. *Hat Tip:* Zero Hedge

Watch Bad Country Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 8 hours ago
*Bad Country (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 5.7 Release : 29 Apr 2014 Duration : 95 min Genre : Action, Crime, Drama Director : Chris Brinker Writer : Jonathan Hirschbein (screenplay), Tom Abernathy (story), Jonathan Hirschbein, Mike Barnett (story), Don 'Bud' Connor (story), Don 'Bud'Connor (story) Cast : Tom Berenger, John Braymer, Patrick Brinker, Erika Bruun-Andersen Synopsis Bad CountryWhen Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring. So when t... more »

I knew Christopher Bollyn was going to have a field day with this one....

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.- Arthur Schopenhauer - See more at: http://www.bollyn.com/home#article_14911 Ardent anti-Zionist and investigative reporter Christopher Bollyn jumped on this cartoon like a June bug. The reason I mention him is because he has fearlessly gone down the 9/11 rabbit hole and flushed out the perps in his definitive books on the subject. He has been shunned even in the alternative media for his views. Now, it seems that the worm is turning (... more »

The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan

Waking Times at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Avery Morrow - *What sort of stories do the Japanese people know about Japan's ancient history? The post The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan appeared first on Waking Times.

Watch The Pact II Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 9 hours ago
*The Pact II (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 4.4 Release : 05 Sep 2014 Duration : 96 min Genre : Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director : Dallas Richard Hallam, Patrick Horvath Writer : Dallas Richard Hallam, Patrick Horvath Cast : Caity Lotz, Camilla Luddington, Scott Michael Foster, Patrick Fischler Synopsis The Pact IIA woman who is plagued by nightmares involving a serial killer learns her dreams have a horrifying connection to the real world. Description The Pact IIASUS ROG Maximus VI Impact is a mini-ITX motherboard that packs a dedicated SupremeFX Impact 115dB signal-to... more »

China Expands It's Submarine Capabilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Members of the Party committee of the PLA Navy's first nuclear-powered submarine force check equipment in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, Oct 27, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua] *China’s Clandestine Submarine Caves Extend Xi’s Naval Reach -- Bloomberg* Beneath the surface of the South China Sea off the tropical Chinese resort island of Hainan, an underwater tunnel guides submarines into a lair reminiscent of a James Bond spy movie. From this pen the subs can venture in and out of the contested South China Sea hidden from the prying eyes of reconnaissance planes deployed by the U.S. ... more »

Alan Waldman : Britain’s ‘DCI Banks’ is a smart, engaging cop series set in the North of England

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
Stephen Tompkinson leads a solid cast in this well-written skein. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 1, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that readers may have … finish reading Alan Waldman : Britain’s ‘DCI Banks’ is a smart, engaging cop series set in the North of England

Whitewraithe's Second Turbulent Times Solo Show

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
With the falling out between Whitewraithe and myself, with the producer of Outside Radio, we have again decided to produce the "Turbulent Times" show ourselves…. With my busy schedule and being sick most of last week, I have not been able to do any of the shows with Whitewraithe. However, she has had the time to fire off two solo shows now, and the second one I found to be better than the first! I therefore want to present Whitewraithe's second solo "Turbulent Times" show right here for everyone to listen to… .I have my own thoughts and comments to follow: NTS Notes: I want to... more »

Navigating Unseen Currents of Energy that Surround Us

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Christina Sarich - *Though we are bombarded with negative energy and EMF pollution, we can change our very energetic structure. The post Navigating Unseen Currents of Energy that Surround Us appeared first on Waking Times.

Look back, look forward, look left

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Voices from the Left were rather prominent on last week's *Start the Week, *and will be on next week's edition too. You'll probably already know that Russell Brand was on last Monday's programme. Russ was talking revolution - the theme of that edition of the show. He didn't go down too well with many *Feedback *listeners, by the sounds of it. Even the Twitter reaction that I saw didn't seem very keen. Some of his other guests, and presenter Tom Sutcliffe, didn't seem to get on with him either. Scraps abounded. Still, all the loyal Russophiles out there seemed pleased enough at h... more »

I Am Back… Thanks For Everyones' Patience...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
Yes, I am back… I came down very hard with one heck of a cold that spread deep into my lungs on Thursday… It did get bad enough that I did consider going to see a doctor and possibly go on antibiotics… But I am stubborn and knowing the real dangers of antibiotics (I would only take them as a last alternative) I decided to try to use natural remedies, get plenty of sleep and ride it out… Well, by yesterday morning, the fever and the intense cough had broken, but I decided to listen to my better half and just get plenty of rest for Friday… No computer, no blogging…. Believe me, It wa... more »

Havel's mentality of a reform communist

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Ex-president Václav Klaus gave an interview to The Youth Front Today today [sic], an influential post-Komsomol daily in Czechia, and he proved that he's still capable of igniting a huge storm whenever he likes. Most of the reactions were unfortunately deeply negative – in particular, the whole pseudointellectual PC front exploded like a nuclear bomb. But I feel that Klaus must in some way enjoy such responses, anyway. *Havel (left), Klaus (right). I am afraid that the readers who needed this caption will find the rest of the blog post below too technical. ;-) Second row: Havel's P... more »

Vote Against the Kochheads in Tennessee

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Bill Haslam and his army of neo-fascist supporters are trying to get rid of the biggest stumbling block to the Koch plan of returning education in the state to the Jim Crow Era. Her name is Gloria Johnson, and she is one a handful of principled and sensible legislators in the entire state. Haslam and Kochheads are pouring lots of money into an effort to get rid of Johnson. Please do what you can to get out the vote for Gloria Johnson next week. See Andy Spears's piece here.

Daily Show Double Bonus

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
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Is President Obama About To Replace His Foreign And National Security Team?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The president’s national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, is seen as part of a tight circle. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *Obama Could Replace Aides Bruised By A Cascade of Crises -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — One day this month, as the nation shuddered with fears of an Ebola outbreak and American warplanes pounded Sunni militants in Syria, President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, invited a group of foreign policy experts to the White House to hear their views of how the administration was performing. She was peppered with critiques of the president’s ... more »

Cartoon Of The Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Hat Tip:* Theo Spark

James McEnteer : Just passing through

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
Three human beings, who have given my own life color and joy, are gone now, fallen like leaves from deciduous branches. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | November 1, 2014 My brother died last year. He was a … finish reading James McEnteer : Just passing through

Have a Koch

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*The Daily Show* Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive

The very model of a modern BBC reporter

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Blog favourite Jon Donnison (this will be our 42nd post about him) did a *From Our Own Correspondent *today. Did you hear it? Since his appointment as the BBC's Sydney correspondent, JonDon hasn't done too many *FOOC*s. Five, in fact. "What were his others?", you might be wondering. Well, the first was (quoting from the programme's website): 10 Aug 2013 - "The BBC's new man in Australia, Jon Donnison, explains why he's finding it hard coming to terms with the sheer size of his new patch." In this piece, Jon compared large, lucky Australia to poor, tiny, hard-done-by Gaza. Then c... more »

How to Awaken the Kundalini

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video - *These videos will take you through the process of awakening the Kundalini energy. The post How to Awaken the Kundalini appeared first on Waking Times.

Shenna Bellows Makes The Case For Maine Democrats-- Stumping In Portland With President Obama

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The speech above is about a progressive vision that Michelle Nunn, Alison Grimes, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu-- let alone Greg Orman or Larry Pressler-- could never give. Shenna Bellows have the speech Thursday night at at the Portland Expo rally. Blue America contributors have given more to the Bellows campaign than to any other Senate campaign anywhere-- not because she's the most likely to win (she isn't), but because she's the ideal candidate our contributors want to see keep fighting. Grimes won't even admit she *voted* for Obama. Bellows doesn't agree with him on everything--... more »

The Subjugation Of India By The US Rests On Monsanto’s Control Of Agriculture

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 11 hours ago
After a study of GMOs over a four-year plus period, India’s multi-party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended a ban on GM food crops stating they had no role in a country of small farmers. The Supreme Court appointed a technical expert committee (TEC), which recommended an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of GM crops until the government devised a proper regulatory and safety mechanism. As yet, no such mechanism exists, but open field trials are being given the go ahead. GMO crops approved for field trials include rice, maize, chickpea, sugarcane, and... more »

Crisis Pregnancy Centres in Canada (part of an ongoing series)

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 11 hours ago
There is no disagreement about what a crisis pregnancy centre is. A crisis pregnancy center (CPC), sometimes called a pregnancy resource center (PRC), is a type of non-profit organization established to counsel pregnant women against having an abortion. In fact, so notorious are CPCs for their anti-choice agenda they are rebranding themselves with variants of the words "life," "choice," "options" and so on in their titles. The subject of a recent blogpost on public funding for CPCs in Ontario is known both as Lambton Crisis Pregnancy Centre and as The Pregnancy Options and Support... more »

Supplemental: Watching the culture wave bye-bye to facts!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014The grisly end of an era:* Last evening, Rachel Maddow completed a week for the ages. At the start of her show, her faux “response” to Stuart Varney completed the insolent cuffing-aside she’d delivered to viewers all week. Her program went downhill from there, as viewers were buried under a wave of low-IQ propaganda. In our view, Maddow has thoroughly lost her way. We’ll offer more detail about last night’s events on Monday. For today, we’ll suggest you consider recent posts by Gene Lyons and Charlie Pierce. We’ll start with Lyons’ latest column at Th... more »

The Truth About the T3/Teach Plus IPS Contract

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
by Doug Martin Thankfully, the IPS school board recently voted against a contract with T3/Teach Plus. Supported by Stand for Children and funded in part by $1 million of Eli Lilly Foundation money, the Teach Plus Turnaround Teacher Teams or T3 program contract would not have done much for teachers. Note this from the IPS school board press release: *During the course of our special meeting attention was drawn to the fact that one of our board members, Caitlin Hannon, is the Executive Director for Teach Plus, the education company which is spearheading the effort to implement thi... more »

Even With A Natural Gas Deal, Russia-Ukraine Relations Are Still In A Deep Freeze

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*With Political Rift Still Deep, Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Is Widely Seen as a Patch -- New York Times* OTTAWA — A deal struck on Thursday to restart Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine will keep homes heated this winter, but it does not fully settle a fierce, long-running fight over energy prices that is likely to resume early next year if not sooner, analysts said Friday. More crucially, though, the grudging acceptance of the deal did not signal an imminent end to the deeper political dispute over eastern Ukraine. That standoff has brought Russia and the West into their most d... more »

On The Eve Of Tomorrows Parliamentary Elections In Rebel Held Eastern Ukraine, The Fighting Is Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Bombardments Ahead Of Ukraine Separatist Vote -- AFP* Artillery explosions could be heard every few seconds early Saturday in Donetsk on the eve of separatist elections that Ukraine and its Western backers say will undermine an increasingly hollow truce accord. Explosions were audible from central Donetsk most of the night, apparently from artillery targeting the city's ruined airport where Ukrainian soldiers are holding out against besieging rebels. In mid-morning, explosions could be heard about every five seconds, accompanied by the sound of machine-guns, AFP correspondents in... more »

The "Talent" He Courts

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
http://www.ctvnews.ca/ Pity poor Dean del Mastro. He stands convicted on all counts. Del Mastro claims he is the victim of a gross injustice. Michael Harris writes: In fact, one of the things noted by Judge Cameron in rendering her verdict was Del Mastro’s lack of credibility. She noted how he obfuscated the evidence and avoided telling the truth on the stand. In some cases, he left questions asked on cross-examination ignored and unanswered. While such tactics are grounds for promotion in the Harper government, they are not trai... more »

Journalist: The People behind the Push for War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Extended interview with German journalist. In an amazing pattern developing very recently of celebrities and mainstream figures coming out with the truth, extremely popular German journalist Udo Ulfkotte admitted that the corporate media of the West completely bows down to the wealthy, to corporate interests, and to the lies perpetuated by extremely powerful people.

stephen harper: COWARD

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
Boris over at "The Galloping Beaver" says it well: You and I don't know precisely what went on in the Conservative's caucus room last week. That said, the information we do hvae suggests that when the gunfire was heard, a good number of Tory MPs acted swiftly to barricade the doors and create makeshift weapons to defend against whatever lethal violence might come through them. Gunfire indicates a very real risk to life and those who took action in that room might legitimately be said to to have risked their lives to defend their colleagues. There are few actions we humans hold in hi... more »

Journalist: Working for the CIA & NATO

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
*From Russia Insider* Members of the German media are paid by the CIA in return for spinning the news in a way that supports US interests, and some German outlets are nothing more than PR appendages of NATO, according to a new book by Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of *Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung*, one of Germany's largest newspapers. Ulfkotte is a serious mainstream journalist. Here he is on Germany's leading political talk show a couple of years ago. The book is a sensation in Germany, #7 on the bestseller list. Its political dynamite, coming on the heels of German outrag... more »

Incidents on the Argentinean Atlantic Coast: UFO Sightings at Necochea and Quequén

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
Incidents on the Atlantic Coast: UFO Sightings at Necochea and Quequén By Guillermo Giménez - gdgneco@yahoo.com *- FILMING OF A UFO AT NECOCHEA- FISHING BOATS WITNESS A LUMINOUS PHENOMENON AT SEA- EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM SHORE- INCIDENTS HAVING SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS IN THE SAME AREA* Video Evidence of the Phenomenon *NECOCHEA –January 2000* The city of Necochea on Argentina’s Atlantic seaboard found its hotels crammed with thousands of foreign tourists who come to enjoy the long beaches known as the “soft slope” which run in excess of 300 meters from the sea to Avenida 2 (C... more »

“Two shots to the head suicide” : a movie review

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
[image: Kill_the_Messenger_poster] *When Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Gary Webb – subject of the new movie Kill the Messenger - died of a “two shots to the head suicide,” John Hankey hired renowned forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht to do an autopsy.*[image: Kill_the_Messenger_poster]When Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Gary Webb – subject of the new movie Kill the Messenger - died of a “two shots to the head suicide,” John Hankey hired renowned forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht to do an autopsy... Full story: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/10/31/two-shots-to-the-head-suicide... more »

Energetic Pulses of 5-7D Light dissolve all shadow appearances and clarify to Higher Awareness

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Energetic Pulses of 5-7D Light dissolve all shadow appearances and clarify to Higher Awareness * by ÉirePort Energetic Pulses of 5-7D Light dissolve all shadow appearances and clarify to Higher Awareness. Frantications are diminished, followed by dissolution. Extraneous energetics are cleared, first in individual Hue-Beings and hu-beings, followed by rapid collective clearance. All darkness is now dispelled. Paths of the Higher Life of Light are now fully illumined within all Gaia inhabitants. Focus on untenables is softened, then dissolved. *ÉirePort* | November 1, 2014 at... more »

State Board Rejects Robertson County Charter Again

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Even though this was the final appeal for an unneeded and unwanted charter in Springfield, neo-segregationists like Huffman and Wendy Tucker at the State level promise to keep the dream alive for a poor school in Robertson County. From the Tennessean: The State Board of Education on Friday denied the appeal of Exalt Academy of Springfield’s application to open a charter school in Springfield, but not without noting the need for such a school in Robertson County. Before approving the denial, State Board of Education member Wendy Tucker said from reviewing Exalt Academy’s application,... more »

Libya Updates ( November 1 , 2014 ) ISIS expansion - focus on Darnah ( Baghdadid proclaimedChief of Darnah Cailiphate ) , updates on internal and external political situations , updates on battles across Libya.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Tweets of the morning ! *Good Morning Libya* @Morning_LY · 1h1 hour ago Last night in #Darnah, #Libya: The second forum for pledging allegiance to # IS Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. [image: Embedded image permalink] [image: Embedded image permalink] [image: Embedded image permalink] [image: Embedded image permalink] More - *Good Morning Libya* @Morning_LY · 2h2 hours ago Arab News - #Libya-n Army recaptures 4 barracks in #Benghazi http:// goo.gl/hLCnkx *Good Morning Libya* @Morning_LY · 2h2 hours ago ANSAmed - #ISIS: #Libya, Baghdadi proclaimed chief of #Darnah Caliphat... more »

Chaos In Burkina Faso As Two Factions Of The Military Vie For Power

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Army Officer Takes Charge In Burkina Faso, Ousting General -- Reuters* OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - An officer in Burkina Faso's presidential guard seized power on Saturday promising to lead the West African country to elections after the resignation of longtime President Blaise Compaore, in an apparent putsch against the military chief of staff. Compaore stepped down on Friday after two days of mass protests against his attempts to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule. At least three people were killed after protesters stormed the parliament building and set it on fire.... more »

Protesting Endless War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Boko Haram: Denies Any Truce And Says That The Kidnapped Schoolgirls Have Been 'Married Off'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*In Video, Boko Haram Rejects Truce, Says Girls Have Been Married Off -- Christian Science Monitor* *In a new video Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau says the issue of the missing schoolgirls has been forgotten because he 'married them off.' The video discredits the Nigerian government's claim that they negotiated a ceasefire with the Islamic extremist group.* Maiduguri, Nigeria — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been mar... more »

Saturday Interview: Trudie McGuinness

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
Trudie McGuinness is Staffordshire born and bred. She is also Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Staffordshire Moorlands, where she faces the largely-absent and hands-off Tory MP, Karen Bradley. You can follow Trudie on Twitter here. *Why did you decide to apply for a PPC position?* As a child my favourite TV programme was the news. I cared about what was going on in the world and wanted to have a say in it. Politics affects every aspect of our lives. For me, engaging in politics is about engaging with society itself and trying to build a better world. It was clear a... more »

Russia Showing Off Its MIlitary Muscle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*In Air and Cyberspace, on Land and Sea, Russia Shows Muscle -- New York Times* MOSCOW — The casual reader of The New York Times may be forgiven for thinking he or she had dozed off and awakened in a John le Carré novel. How else to explain the sudden increase of bombers in the skies over Europe, kidnapped spies, troop buildups in Eastern Europe and roaming submarines in the Baltic Sea? Much of what we see today, we hope, is bluster, as when a popular Russian television host reminded his prime-time audience that Russia could reduce the United States to “radioactive dust” (to help... more »

Mitch McConnell-- The Cocaine Connecton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Florida Republican Trey Radel, a former Hate Talk Radio host and former U.S. congressman, got kicked out of his House seat for dealing cocaine in Washington. The FBI is covering up their own drug abuse investigation of another GOP coke freak, Ohio's David Joyce. Staffers tell me that there are "over a dozen" prominent Republican congressmen who use cocaine regularly. "Peter Russo didn't have anything on these GOP hypocrites," one told me, referencing a Pennsylvania Democratic congressman who came to an untimely first season end in *House of Cards*. No one has ever told me that Mit... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Why trendy teaching is inefficient and harmful: Report says popular classroom techniques are not supported by research* Trendy teaching methods such as lavishing praise on pupils can be harmful to learning, says a study published today. It warns that many ‘common practices’, such as allowing youngsters to discover key ideas by themselves, are either ‘ineffective or inefficient’. The report from the Sutton Trust education charity outlines a range of popular techniques used in classrooms that are ‘not supported by research evidence’. Examples include using praise ‘lavishly’, which... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*A disagreement over climate-conflict link heats up* *I agree with one of the critics below about meta-analyses. They are very susceptible to bias. See, for instance here. One good solid gold study beats any meta-analysis. My own research into various effects of a warmer climate ended up with findings of no effect* A debate among scientists over climate change and conflict has turned ugly. At issue is the question of whether the hotter temperatures and chaotic weather produced by climate change are causing higher rates of violence. A new analysis refutes earlier research that fo... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( November 1 , 2014 ) Best tweets of the morning covering the " Forever War "

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... *RT* ‏@RT_com 2m2 minutes ago #ISIS slaughters ex-police and army officers in Iraq – report http:// on.rt.com/zqn2y2 [image: Embedded image permalink] *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 34m34 minutes ago #Kurdish delegation met with #US ambassador Stuart E. Jones in #Baghdad today, where he emphasised #US support for #Kurds. *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 3h3 hours ago Additional #US military advisers for Anbar not ruled out http:// fb.me/6OGv1DMky *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 4h4 hours ago #Peshmerga in #Kobane and ‘ready to fight’ http://fb.... more »

Ukraine situation Updates ( November 1 , 2014 ) - Ukraine Militias Warn They’ll Launch Coup in Six Months There Won't Be a Third Maidan, Leaders Warn ....... Breakaway East Ukraine Prepares for First Elections Will Elect First Parliament of Donetsk People's Republic ...... ​EU: No guarantees for Russia if Ukraine fails to settle gas debt .......Tweets of the morning !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Russia Today..... ​EU: No guarantees for Russia if Ukraine fails to settle gas debt Published time: October 31, 2014 15:37 Get short URL [image: AFP Photo/Joe Klamar] AFP Photo/Joe Klamar 354646 Tags Crisis, Economy, Gas, Prices The EU won’t provide any new funds for Ukraine to pay off its gas debt to Russia, and Moscow has no guarantees should Kiev use agreed funding elsewhere, said the EU Energy Commissioner’s spokeswoman Marlene Holzner. The European Commission is allocating €760 million ($954 million) of financial aid to Ukraine earlier than scheduled to help it pay for gas deli... more »

Health Care in Taiwan: a note on nurses

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
This chart from The Telegraph is making the rounds in the expat community here. It shows how Taiwan manages to have some of the world's cheapest, most affordable health care. We have a wonderful health care and health insurance system here. It is backed by a large research establishment that churns out paper after paper, along with numerous innovations, and excellent training programs for medical professionals that have a global reputation. I teach at one of the island's leading medical universities, and I also publish scholarly papers on nursing in Taiwan, so I have some small pro... more »

Random observations

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
A couple of days ago I read an article on one of the inside pages of the Times, headed “Doctors tell of chaos in Gaza’s hospitals.” It was written by Gregg Carlstrom and it looked as though he had been influenced by Julia Mc Farlane’s graphic BBC piece about doctors’ hardships in Gaza during Operation Protective edge because it appeared soon after McFarlane’s report had been fairly heavily promoted by the BBC. Here’s a short excerpt: “Even before this summer’s six week war, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and injured 12,000, Gaza’s health service had been crippled by an e... more »

U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Freed From Mexican Jail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Freed After 241 Days: Veteran U.S. Marine, 26, Who Served In Afghanistan And Was Thrown Into Mexican Jail After 'Accidentally' Crossing The Border With Loaded Guns -- Daily Mail* * Mexican judge released Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, from prison near Tijuana * Tahmooressi crossed border earlier this year with loaded guns in his truck * Weapons are legal to carry in California, but banned in Mexico * Marine veteran, who served in Afghanistan, said he crossed by accident * Judge ordered him free without deciding on the charges against him A Mexican judge tonight ordered the immediate releas... more »

Russia Test-Fires Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile: Defense Ministry

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: SS-27 Topol-M ICBM]The Russian Strategic Missile Forces test-fired on Saturday a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile from a launch site in northwestern Russia, the country's Defense Ministry said. "The (MBR) RT-2PM2 ,Topol-M', a silo-based intercontinental ballistic missile, was launched on November 1, at 9:20 a.m. [local time, or 6:20 GMT] from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome," the ministry said in a statement. The launch was carried out to test Topol-M's technical features. According to the statement, the missile demonstrated its high precision capabilities and overall good... more »

Five Most Popular Posts for October

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
Most read this month were: 1. How to Eradicate UKIP 2. Russell Brand, Narcissist and Comrade? 3. Recomposing Labour 4. Goffman and the Sociology of Video Games 5. The Great High Speed White Elephant What is this? A post about the SWP doesn't make the list? Nope, it just missed out vs HS2. Might it reveal that the new audience this blog has acquired since the Scottish referendum prefer proper politics to Trotty tittle-tattle? We can but hope. Yes, speaking of audience this month's has grown again, giving the blog its fourth highest-ever page view total. Jolly jolly good good. Having ... more »

HAL conducts critical Ground Vibration Test on modified Sukhoi with BrahMos missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: BrahMos fitted Su-30MKI]Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) conducted the critical Ground Vibration Test (GVT) on a Sukhoi aircraft, which is being integrated with the air version of the BrahMos missile. Confirming details to OneIndia, HAL Chairman R K Tyagi said that the GVT is an important step towards the modification of the Sukhois, which are set to carry the BrahMos missiles in future. "The recent GVT was aimed at assessing the dynamic behavior of the modified Sukhoi platform. The tests were carried out for a total of nine configurations," Tyagi said. The GVT was done at ... more »

Graphs at a glance: Oxford University study predicts nearly half of jobs will be replaced by computers in the next 10-20 years.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 19 hours ago
We Britons are an optimistic bunch. The graph below by Glassdoor, a recruitment company, shows we  consistently believe our work colleagues are much more likely to get fired than we are. Graph by Glassdoor Is it this native optimism that encourages politicians to cut public services and rip up safety nets for the unemployed and the disabled? Because we are so confident we ourselves won't

Russian delivers final US-bought transport helicopter to Afghan army

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mi-17 Hip]Russia has delivered the last of 63 Mil Mi-17 transport helicopter purchased by the US Defense Department on behalf of the Afghan National Army. Russian Helicopters announced in had met the milestone in October. The US Defense Department signed a contract in 2011 with Rosoboronexport, , the Russian state-owned company that brokers the country’s military imports and exports, for the Mil Mi-17 helicopters. “Helicopters such as Mi-17 scored well when operating in harsh climatic conditions and use in the highlands,” says a statement from Rosoboronexport that was trans... more »

New PACAF commander seeks China air safety dialogue

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Gen. Lori J. Robinson, commander of Pacific Air Forces]The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions. Gen. Lori Robinson said she anticipates a speaking engagement at China's biggest air show later this month will allow her to renew dialogue on the issue. "The dialogue is beginning. I think that's very, very good for the region," Robinson said in a telephone interview from Hawaii. Read more

Insitu Announces ScanEagle 2 – the Next Generation of the ScanEagle Platform

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: ScanEagle 2 UAV]From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu announced today ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours, ScanEagle 2 provides increased payload power and expanded payload options, a more robust navigation system, better image quality due to a fully digital video system and a state-of-the-art, purpose-built propulsion system. The aircraft’s new architecture also maximizes commonality with all Insitu systems, reducing training, har... more »

Airbus DS, DCNS partner to advance unmanned naval helicopter system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tanan unmanned tactical helicopter]Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS are partnering for continued development of a ship-based unmanned tactical helicopter called Tanan. Tanen has a maximum take-off weight of about 771.6 pounds. It is powered by a diesel engine and equipped with extensive detection and identification capabilities. Airbus Defense and Space says the aircraft has already demonstrated a capability to fire 68mm rockets. Read more

Australia refers Poseidon upgrade facilities project to Public Works Committee

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: RAAF P-8A Poseidon]The Australian Department of Defence has referred a facilities upgrade project to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, before the arrival of the new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The $707.9m facilities required for the maritime patrol aircraft replacement project covers modernisation of facilities for several Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) bases across the country. Australian defence minister parliamentary secretary Darren Chester said: "Facilities will be developed at the Main Operating Base at RAAF Base Edinburgh, as well a... more »

French Navy's Charles de Gaulle to integrate radar system from Terma

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)]French ship builder DCNS has awarded a contract to Terma for the delivery of two Scanter 6000 naval surveillance radars for integration into the French Navy carrier, Charles de Gaulle (R91). Commissioned in 2001, Charles de Gaulle is claimed to be the largest Western European warship, and is the tenth French aircraft carrier. When integrated on the vessel, the Scanter radar systems will serve as a multi-role sensor system and assist the navy in navigation and tactical surface and air surveillance, search and rescue, and helicopter control. Read more

China's secret submarine caves extend Xi Jinping's naval reach

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Type 094 (Jin) class SSBN]Beneath the surface of the South China Sea off the tropical Chinese resort island of Hainan, an underwater tunnel guides submarines into a lair reminiscent of a James Bond spy movie. From this pen the subs can venture in and out of the contested South China Sea hidden from the prying eyes of reconnaissance planes deployed by the United States Navy, which for the past half century has enjoyed almost unfettered access to the waters, say military watchers who cite satellite images of the area. The fleet of diesel and nuclear-powered submarines reflects... more »

Ebola is overhyped

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*A minor disease should be treated as business-as-usual* Ebola has been everywhere in the media for several months. If you look at Google Trends, you will see that the amount of media coverage dedicated to Ebola surpassed that of tuberculosis and even AIDS by an order of magnitude. If you trusted the media as an honest reflection of the danger, you could conclude that the number of deaths from Ebola has been approximately 10 times larger than that from AIDS or tuberculosis. Is this estimate a good one? Of course, it's not. The annual number of deaths due to AIDS is about 1.5 mil... more »

Ukraine’s Elections: Stabilization Through Eradication

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 20 hours ago
*November 1, 2014* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Curiously, Didier Burkhalter, Swiss Foreign Minister and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office, congratulated Ukrainians for their elections of the parliamentary assembly and hailed them as another important step toward "stabilization." It is a curious statement considering the nature of the elections themselves, carried out under the duress of deadly internal conflict, with multiple regions of the country not even participating in the elections and the intimidation and barring of opposition partie... more »

US Destroying Syria’s Oil Infrastructure Under Guise of Fighting ISIS

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 20 hours ago
*November 1, 2014* (Maram Susli - NEO) - The US is considering bombing pipelines in Syria, which it claims is in an attempt to cut off the huge profits being made by ISIS from captured oilfields. The Independent quotes Julieta Valls Noyes, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs during a visit to London, that ISIS was making $2 million a day off oil sales and that the US would consider airstrikes as well as “kinetic strikes against some pipelines" and "actual physical action to stop the flow”. The trouble with this justification for destroying Syria’s oil p... more »

Musical Interlude: Gov't Mule, "Soulshine"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Gov't Mule, "Soulshine" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijsritrkiAA

Watch When Life Keeps Getting In The Way 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 22 hours ago
*When Life Keeps Getting In The Way (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.2 Release : 11 Feb 2014 Duration : 84 min Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance Director : Lili Matta Writer : Lili Matta (story), Lili Matta Cast : Donna Mills, Julie Sabray, Geoffrey M. Reeves, Mackenzie Mason Synopsis When Life Keeps Getting In The WayA woman tries to pick up the pieces of a broken past and struggles with an unstable present in the big city of Los Angeles, where serious relationships are hard to find. Description When Life Keeps Getting In The Way"He'll keep putting things he needs in here, ... more »

Watch Cykelmyggen og minibillen 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 22 hours ago
*Cykelmyggen og minibillen (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.3 Release : 12 Jun 2014 Duration : 74 min Genre : Animation Director : Jannik Hastrup, Flemming Quist Møller Writer : Flemming Quist Møller Cast : N/A Synopsis Cykelmyggen og minibillenThe mini beetle Mini appears in a flea circus together with Egon and Dagmar. The flea-girl Miranda bullies Mini and tricks him into interfering in Dagmar's line dancing, making her fall and sprain her foot. Deeply ashamed, Mini runs away and meets a gang of robbers. The gang is led by the brutal beetle, Basse, who orders Mini to ... more »

It's not as if Democrats have lacked for strong, articulate guidance as to what they could and should be telling the American public

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*The most intellectually rigorous of the progressive messaging theorists, George Lakoff, has brought out a new-for-2014 version of his classic Don't Think of an Elephant!* *by Ken* I've plunked the new edition of George Lakoff's *Don't Think of an Elephant!* atop this post because my copy arrived in the mail today. It came from Democracy for America, in return for a contribution, which I didn't mind making, since as far as I know DFA is one progressive group that hasn't backtracked on its principles and still actually stands for something I can subscribe to. With the days and hou... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Night Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Night Light” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5VzYAPBVJc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. *Click image for larger size.* This impressively sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Retreat From Reason”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
* “Retreat From Reason” * by Chet Raymo “Is there a flight from reason in the United States? Everywhere we look, science is under attack. In government. In the schools. In the churches. We are offered faith-based substitutes. The “Left Behind” series of apocalyptic novels outsells everything else on the shelves. People are more interested in astrology than astronomy. Intelligent design is championed at the highest levels of government. Alternative medicine - faith healing, homeopathy, energy therapies, New Age healing, and the like - is more popular than ever. Scripture and revelat... more »

"Consider The Following"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others. Nor is it so remarkable that our greatest joy should come when we are motivated by concern for others. But that is not all. We find that not only do altruistic actions bring about happiness but they a... more »

"Live A Good Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid." - Marcus Aurelius

“The Prisoner: ‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “The Prisoner: * *‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”* By John W. Whitehead “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared we would become a captive audience. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared that we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared w... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Apathy, And Evil..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really... Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn't care as long as it's not personally inconvenienced." - Jake Thoene, "Shaiton's Fire"

"Eight Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "Eight Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation"* by Laura Knight-Jadczyk "*1.* *There is no use in trying to be honest with an emotional manipulator.* You make a statement and it will be turned around. Example: I am really angry that you forgot my birthday. Response – “It makes me feel sad that you would think I would forget your birthday, I should have told you of the great personal stress I am facing at the moment – but you see I didn’t want to trouble you. You are right I should have put all this pain (don’t be surprised to see real tears at this point) aside and focused on your ... more »

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Eagle Poem" * "To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you. And know there is more That you can't see, can't hear Can't know except in moments Steadily growing, and in languages That aren't always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky In wind, swept our hearts clean With sacred wings. We see you, see ourselves and know That we must take the utmost care And kindness in all things. Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed bec... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Change and Renewal”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Change and Renewal”* by Paulo Coelho “When winter arrives, the trees must sigh in sadness as they see their leaves falling. They say: ‘We will never be like we were before.’ Of course. Or still, what is the meaning of renewing oneself? The next leaves will have their own nature, they pertain to a new summer that approaches and which will never be like the one that passed. Living means changing– and the seasons repeat these lessons to us every year. Changing means going through a period of depression: we still don’t know the new and we have to forget everything we used to know. Bu... more »

Watch Run Like Hell Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Run Like Hell (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 4.9 Release : 23 Sep 2014 Duration : 80 min Genre : Action, Horror, Thriller Director : James Thomas Writer : Canyon Prince, Canyon Prince, Joseph Schnaudt, Joseph Schnaudt, James Thomas, James Thomas Cast : Dave Finn, Canyon Prince, Robyn Buck, Tamara Carey Synopsis Run Like HellWhen four friends end up stranded in the small town of Spaulding, one local family offers help. The family's real motives become terrifyingly obvious, as the couples find themselves fighting for their lives. Description Run Like HellThe Screw This Im... more »

Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria: 130 Vs. 13

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
#BasharElJaafari: so-called coalition launches every day between 8 & 13 raids agst #ISIS in #Syria & #Iraq when #SAA launches 130 raids daily — Sophia ن (@les_politiques) November 1, 2014 *An excerpt from, "Kobane keeps up the resistance" Voltaire Network, October 29, 2014:* The US anti-Daesh Coalition parachuted weapons to the PYG but, unintentionally or not, half of them were recovered by Daesh (as was previously the case in Mosul). *It also continues to carry out 10-15 bombing sorties per day, without having any influence on the ground-fighting. * *For its part, the Syrian Ara... more »

What Comes Natural To These Kids is Simply Remarkable

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *An experiment that brings out the true nature of a child's pure human spirit. The post What Comes Natural To These Kids is Simply Remarkable appeared first on Waking Times.

Team Obama Caves Once More to For-Profit College Predators

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Some things just don't change, and Team Obama is one of them. From HuffPo: *The Obama administration on Thursday retreated from an ambitious proposal to protect low-income students and taxpayers from wasteful career-training programs and for-profit colleges that saddle students with taxpayer-backed debts they can not repay.* *Investors cheered the news, sending shares in major for-profit college chains soaring Thursday and significantly outpacing gains in the broader U.S. stock market. Student advocates and consumer groups accused the administration of selling out students. . . .*

Weekend Fun 57: Cow Capitalism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Two friends tagged me in fb with this funny definitions of capitalism. I added these: Philippine capitalism: You have two cows. One looks like a carabao, the other looks like an ostrich. You sell the former and buy a tricycle while you keep the latter and join a 5 cock derby/contest. 5 bladed cocks vs your unbladed ostrich-looking cow. The cow mows them all, but the referee declares a passer-by duck as the winner. A congressional inquiry was conducted (a) how an ostrich can join a derby, and (b) how a duck can win a derby. The committee hearing was quickly ended because the Comm... more »

ISRAEL: Ha'aretz Newspaper Publishes Political Cartoon Depicting Netanyahu as 9/11 Plane Pilot..

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*“Ha'aretz, one of Israel's leading newspapers, published a cartoon by Amos Biderman on October 30, 2014, depicting the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, as a terrorist pilot flying a plane into one of the towers of the World Trade Center ” * *Full article here: htt

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