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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

12 Nov - Blogs I'm Following II

10:29pm MST

Turkish Nationalists Attack US Sailors In Istanbul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
*Nationalist Youths Attack U.S. Sailors in Turkey -- New York Times* ISTANBUL — Members of a Turkish nationalist youth group assaulted three visiting American sailors in Istanbul on Wednesday, hurling balloons filled with red paint at them, putting white sacks over their heads and calling them murderers. The Turkish authorities later arrested 12 people in connection with the assault, which the American Embassy in Ankara described as “appalling.” A video posted online by the group, the Turkish Youth Union, or T.G.B., shows a dozen of its members staging an anti-American protest in ... more »

China 's Air Force Wants To Go Into Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 minutes ago
*Space To Be The Next Frontier For China's Air Force -- South China Morning Post* The PLA's airborne wing has been told to regroup and push new aeronautical limits but one big technological challenge bars the way When the wraps came off the J-31 stealth fighter at the Zhuhai air show yesterday, there was double cause for celebration for the People's Liberation Army Air Force. It not only marked the public debut of the country's the fifth-generation stealth fighter, it represented the progress China has made in the 65 years since its air force first got off the ground. The J-31 is... more »

Russian Defense Minister: Bombers To Conduct Patrols From The Arctic To The Gulf Of Mexico

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 minutes ago
TU-95.(AFP Photo / Japanese Defense Ministry) *Russia To Expand Aviation Patrol Mission To Gulf of Mexico – defense minister -- RT* Russia plans to expand its air patrol missions of long-range aircrafts to cover the Gulf of Mexico, the country’s defense minister, Sergey Shoigu, says. He added that military training will include flights along the Russian border and the Arctic Ocean. “In the current situation we have to maintain military presence in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, as well as the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico,” Shoigu said on Wednesday. As part of the m... more »

U.S. To Dial Back On Torture?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 28 minutes ago
As President Obama was heading off for talks in China, ambitious Republican 2016 hopeful Marco Rubio joined the caterwauling wing nuts screaming about human rights for Chinese dissidents. I bet you never knew right-wingers care about human rights. But they do-- everywhere except in our own country. So what an unpleasant surprise it must have been for Rubio and the other dedicated congressional human rights campaigners when the Obama administration shifted away from Bush-Cheney torture regiments in Geneva today. Of course Republican don't consider torture a human rights problem-- ... more »

Rachel Letsche - Tumbling - 2014 British Championships - SILVER

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 36 minutes ago
Thanks to Talksport's Colin Murray for the spot.

The U.S. Fight Against The Islamic State Is Being Delayed Because Of Money

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 59 minutes ago
An F/A-18E Super Hornet sits on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at sea, Oct. 16, 2014. The Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 17, are deployed supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 81. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr. *Islamic State Fight Stymied Until Congress Votes, Official Says -- Bloomberg* The U.S. can’t deplo... more »

White House Admitting That Their Strategy To Combat The Islamic State Is Failing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Sources: Obama Seeks New Syria Strategy Review To Deal With ISIS, al-Assad -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has asked his national security team for another review of the U.S. policy toward Syria after realizing that ISIS may not be defeated without a political transition in Syria and the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, senior U.S. officials and diplomats tell CNN. The review is a tacit admission that the initial strategy of trying to confront ISIS first in Iraq and then take the group's fighters on in Syria, without also focusing on the removal of al-Ass... more »

Yoga And Breakdancing

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *Some amazing dancing by Arthur Cadre that blends yoga and breakdancing into a truly inspiriting performance. The post Yoga And Breakdancing appeared first on Waking Times.

The Memphis Plan 2.0: Brought to You by Bill Gates and KnowledgeWorks

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
--> In a *Commercial Appeal* story about cuts to teacher raises on April 22 of this year, this came at the end of story by Jane Roberts: If the board agrees to the goals [Goals 2025], the district has made it clear that the community will have to play a larger role in how they are achieved. It has joined forces with StriveTogether, a Cincinnati-based network that aligns nonprofits, college and other education partners with specific district goals. With parental permission, SCS and the Achievement School District have agreed to share student test scores with organizations here work... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

"How It Really Was, God Help Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

“24 Reasons Why Millennials Are Screaming Mad About America's ‘Unfair’ Economy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“24 Reasons Why Millennials Are Screaming * *Mad About America's ‘Unfair’ Economy”* by Michael Snyder “Do you want to know why Millennials seem so angry? We promised them that if they worked hard, stayed out of trouble and got good grades that they would be able to achieve the "American Dream". We told them not to worry about accumulating very high levels of student loan debt because there would be good jobs waiting for them at the end of the rainbow once they graduated. Well, it turns out that we lied to them. Nearly half of all Millennials are spending at least half of their payc... more »

“Politically-Challenged: We’re So Freakin’ Doomed!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Politically-Challenged: We’re So Freakin’ Doomed!”* by PoliTech “A student at Texas Tech University recently asked some of her classmates a series of questions. When they were asked about Brad Pitt or Jersey Shore they knew the answers right away. But when they were asked who won the Civil War or who the current Vice-President of the United States is, they deeply struggled. I think that this video says a lot about where we are as a society today...” - http://www.zerohedge.com/ ◆ Indeed, quoting the great Mogambo Guru, "We're so freakin' dommed!"

Ebola Global Updates ( November 12 , 2014 ) News from around the Globe focusing on the Ebola Outbreak for 2014 !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
Evening Tweets...... *Magzim* ‏@Magzimontherock 3m 3 minutes ago Breaking News: US nurses hold strikes, protests over *Ebola* measures http://www.magzim.com/ebola-virus-disease/ … [image: Embedded image permalink] *Blockbuster News* ‏@BlockbusterNew 5m 5 minutes ago #WHO says sharp increase of #*Ebola* in Sierra Leone with 421 new infections this week. #health #news #alert [image: Embedded image permalink] State Dept CT Bureau and 2 others follow *The Washington Times* ‏@WashTimes 3h 3 hours ago Obama seeks $6 billion for *Ebola* fight. GOP wants to know *how* it... more »

Humanure compost toilet: A better way to go

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 2 hours ago
[image: HH3_cover] Today, more and more Chinese people – 64% at last count – are gaining access to “improved” sanitation. Though polluting five gallons of purified drinking water with every flush may be an improvement over spreading raw human excrement a.k.a. “night soil” directly on the fields – though even that is disputable – there is definitely a better way to go. If you really want to improve your sanitation, don’t pony up billions of dollars for porcelain thrones, pipes, septic tanks and sewage treatment facilities. Instead, spend $25 per household building a compost collecti... more »

AP Screws up US Taiwan Policy Again

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
*Taichung bike show was last week. An orgy of gear=pure heaven. * Several years ago AP screwed up US Taiwan policy and I got it swiftly corrected. Unfortunately the competent persons who handled that are no longer with AP. Might be a while before we get it corrected... Meanwhile here they are again making the same error in a piece on the Obama-Xi meetup: In another nod to China's sovereignty, Obama reaffirmed his support for a "one China" policy that regards Taiwan as part of China. US one China policy recognizes PRC as ruler of one China but *DOES NOT* include Taiwan in that China... more »

It's official! GOP enviro-denialists are now more primitive than the heretofore pro-environmental-marauding Chinese gov't

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Presidents Xi and Obama conclude what the NYT's Mark Landler calls their "unexpectedly productive two days of meetings."* *by Ken* That's two days in a row the president has not just controlled the news cycle, but done it with actual governing-type stuff, announcing what sure look to be big-issue policy commitments on the side of the angels. Yesterday it was his seemingly serious commitment to preserve Net neutrality; now it's the announcement, as what the NYT's Mark Landler calls "the signature achievement of an unexpectedly productive two days of meetings" between Obama and Chi... more »

The Privy Council Accredits the Memes : William Shakespeare wasActually a bit of a Writer...

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*To the Memory of My Beloved the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare and What He Hath Left Us* *By Ben Jonson* *Prefatory verse to "Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedie" (1623), commonly known as the First Folio.* *"Will! Mr. Henslowe! Gentlemen, all! A black day for us all. There is news from a tavern in Deptford. Marlowe is dead. Stabbed. Stabbed to death in a tavern at Deptford."* "Edward Alleyn" : *He was the first man among us... A great light has gone out...* *Good frend for Jesus sake forebeare,* *To digg þe dust encloased heare.* *Blese be þe man þat spa... more »

Kevin Vickers feted at International Security Conference in Israel- Parliament Hill "Hero"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*Interesting! Kevin Vickers “feted” at an International Security Meeting in Israel* All the articles linked are long on promoting the 'terrorism' meme and very short on the details of just who was attending the so called international security meeting taking place in Israel. Was it a NATO meeting? Is it connected to Vickers private security What "security" matters were being discussed? And why does no one from the mainstream media ask these all important questions? *TorStar* The trip had been arranged prior to the attack on Parliament Hill, during which Vickers was credited with ... more »

Gold , Silver and PM related news ( November 12 , 2014 ) - Market Rigging , Manipulation Watch , Fleece The Suckers Watch ( " There are no markets , just manipulations " - Chris Powell ) Also in the news today , Major Management Layoffs at IAMGOLD , Russia and China hunkering down with gold ( storm brewing and already on the way ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Tweets...... Today's market-rigging disclosures only hint at far greater offenses Submitted by cpowell on Wed, 2014-11-12 19:54. Section: Daily Dispatches 2:54p ET Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: As much as we may claim some vindication from today's official confirmations of LIBOR and gold-market rigging -- http://www.gata.org/node/14706 http://www.gata.org/node/14707 -- they involve, after all, only the smaller participants, the investment banks that often function as agents for Western central banks. The much bigger issue is the surreptitious involvement ... more »


Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago

Ukranian False Flag to Justify More War?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
*Overall, more than 20 civilians perished in Donbass as a result of shelling.* The US-NATO backed neo-Nazi regime in Kiev continues to shell cities (yes there is supposed to be a ceasefire going on) like Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. In recent days more children were killed when a school was hit. *Two kids perished Nov 6, an 8th grader and a 18-year old high school graduate. An artillery shell hit the building of School No. 63 in Kuybyshev district of Donetsk. During this time the kids played soccer near the school. They died due to very heavy shrapnel wounds. Four people were woun... more »

Infamous “White Widow” Samantha Lethwaite gunned down in Ukraine?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
Just another Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.......... *Abu Bakr al Baghdadi: The Myth Grows. Dead, Injured or Completely Unscathed* *So many 'scary people'- lol* * Oh dear... The so called “White Widow” very tall tale has come to an end. Or maybe not?* * Intelligence Asset* Lewthwaite, 30, who was said to be fighting for the Islamic State in Syria last month, *was gunned down two weeks ago, reports claim* *Gunned down two weeks ago? Sure. * One of Britain's most wanted people, she was reported last month as fighting for the Islamic State's terrorists in Syria *Lewthwaite was married to 7/7... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The U.S.-China Climate Deal Is Mostly Hot Air -- Tim Mak, Daily Beast* The Obama administration may be crowing about its “historic” emissions agreement. But China and the U.S. are already on track to meet these targets. The United States and China announced new greenhouse emission targets late Tuesday night. Secretary of State John Kerry praised it as an agreement of “great consequence,” while the White House called it an “ambitious” target. Don’t buy the hype. The announcement is largely a restatement of existing American and Chinese carbon emission trajectories, topped with a n...more »

World News Briefs -- November 12, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*NATO Sees ‘Significant Buildup’ of Russian Forces in Ukraine -- WSJ* *Large Convoys Reported to be Moving Into the Region* BRUSSELS—Russia has sent convoys of tanks, howitzers and other weaponry along with troops into eastern Ukraine in recent days, possibly aiming to consolidate separatist enclaves there in preparation for a long-term standoff, Western observers say. The new incursions represent a sharp increase in Russia’s presence in the region, posing a significant new challenge to the peace plan signed in early September in Minsk, Belarus. “This is a severe threat to the ce... more »

How Not to Criticise Space Exploration

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
What a stupendous achievement. The landing of a space probe on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko 300 million miles from Earth is one for the history books, up there with the first space flight, Moon landing, and interplanetary mission. Sure, the Philae lander might be sliding about the surface a tad but nonetheless this is a triumph of ingenuity and engineering. The gratitude of progressive humanity everywhere is with the European Space Agency team in Darmstadt. Not everyone will be celebrating, however. There are three leftish critiques sometimes levelled at space exploration. The first... more »

Iran Nuclear Deal Unlikely By Deadline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), EU envoy Catherine Ashton (C) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet in Muscat November 10, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Nicholas Kamm/Pool *Final Deal In Iran Nuclear Talks Unlikely By Deadline: Sources -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Despite nearly a year of negotiations, Iran and six major powers are unlikely to meet a Nov. 24 deadline to reach a final deal to lift international sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, officials say. Western and Iranian officials told Reuters the two sides would probably settle f... more »

Q: So why aren’t ordinary people earning more money? A: The dismal failure of the Keynesian Consensus

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Bill Bonner American voters don’t like the Republicans any better than they like the Democrats. But last week, Obama and the Dems were held responsible for the economy. They got off easy. A hanging would have been more appropriate. We have mentioned many times how U.S. median household income is now lower than it was when the 21st century began. The median household had $57,000 in income when the big ball came down in Times Square and closed out the 20th century. Today, it has $52,000. Stocks are substantially higher. So are corporate profits. So why aren’t ordinary... more »

Landing on a Comet

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

The R2D2 Budgie

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
The R2D2 Budgie: http://youtu.be/2q6utsksoFY Star Wars in a budgie cage!

So just how much do “adjustments” adjust down the CPI? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used as a benchmark for policymaker’s worldwide and influences trillions in payments, including*:* - calculating cost-of-living adjustments - deciding on central bank interest-rate rises, and changes (or not) in LVRs - calculating payments on inflation-protected securities - determining pay-bands in public and private entities - cost-of-living adjustments to collective bargaining agreements - determining tax brackets and numerous tax-related levels (exemptions, for example) Since economists are largely concerned with “r... more »

Hatchets and fake sheikhs

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
One of the top stories on the BBC News website at the moment is *Call to probe 'Fake Sheikh' stories*. I saw it and wondered, naively, if it might be a case of the BBC questioning itself, reporting calls for its relentless pursuit of the Rupert Murdoch-stable reporter to be investigated. (Yes, I can be that naive.) But no. It was a merely a BBC plug for itself - a piece about *Panorama *exposing the 'Fake Sheikh'*, *written by the *Panorama *reporter behind the TV report. Still, was Mr Fake Sheikh given a fair hearing in this online report? Of course not. Being written by Mr Fa... more »

What the ASD and Shelby County School Board Can Count On Until Corporate Ed Packs Up and Leaves Memphis

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
Post by Badass Teachers Association. *Nashellda Johnson at a meeting with ASD clones last week in Memphis.*

Faced With A Rash Of Global Crisis, Western Governments Are Stretched To The Limit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
US Democratic presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, waves as he arrives to make a speech in front of the Victory Column in Berlin on July 24, 2008. Obama warned America could not quell violence in Afghanistan alone, and called on Europe for more troops and funding to defeat the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images *Year Of Crises Stretches Militaries, Governments To Limit -- Reuters* (Reuters) - From a standoff with Russia to fights against Ebola and Islamic State, 2014 has pitted western policymakers against a scale of crises unparalleled in recent years. The r... more »

The Singing Comet

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Reminds me of whales... -AK

Who is ISIS?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done.

Quote of the Day: ‘In the modern age war is futile…’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“In the modern age war [is] futile because the winning power would gain nothing by it. In the economically interdependent world of the twentieth century, even powerful nations needed trading partners and a stable and prosperous world in which to find markets, resources, and places for investment. “To plunder defeated enemies and reduce them to penury would only hurt the winners. If, on the other hand, the victor decided to encourage the defeated to prosper and grow, what would have been the point of a war in the first place? Say … that Germany were to take over Europe. Would ... more »

My Analysis On The Ukraine Conflict And On What Will Be Happening Next

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Smoke rises above a new terminal of the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport after the recent shelling during fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, November 9, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev *WNU Editor*: First things first .... when the ceasefire among the combatants was agreed upon in September I shut my brain off when it came to analyzing the Ukraine conflict. Call it fatigue and depression .... a realization that the country that I once knew, lived in, and hoped to live in when I got older .... no longer existed. Tha... more »

Deep integration revisited

Alison at Creekside - 7 hours ago
Hey, remember the *T**ask Force on the Future of North America, *brought to you by the US *Council on Foreign Relations* and the *Canadian Council of Chief Executives *back in 2005? Sure ya do. Co-chaired by blue dog liberal John Manley who also co-authored the resulting book: "The Task Force's central recommendation is establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community, the boundaries of which would be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter." OK, so they are a wee bit behind their 2010 deep integration schedule here. And way w... more »

No, Democrats Aren't Going To Win By Becoming More Like Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Watch the video of Rachel above talking about what she called "a parallel universe in our politics." Towards the end she says that "Conservatives have built themselves a very popular, very successful media landscape that doesn't just tell conservatives things that they want to hear in terms of opinion; they just make stuff up. They make up news stories that aren't true. And when they are corrected in other places, they never disappear from the conservative media. And this is, increasingly, what American conservatives consume as their news diet. This is what they think news is. Th... more »

Quote of the Day: On Inflation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“The definition of inflation as rising prices says absolutely nothing about any specific cause of rising prices. It implies, therefore, that inflation can be caused by anything that raises prices. Having accepted this definition, it is no wonder that people are confused about inflation.” - George Reisman, *Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Is the BBC biased in favour of the EU? Is the Pope an Argentinian who took the name 'Francis' when chosen as Pope?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Now, this is really something, and it comes via Kenneth at *Biased BBC* (towards whom the proverbial hat is gladly tipped)... There's a video on the BBC Academy website featuring David Cowling, head of the BBC's political research unit, called *EU: Balanced and informed debate? * If you're interested in the subject of BBC bias then it's a must-see. Many trainee BBC reporters will certainly have seen it too. It lasts under 5 minutes, so (in the immortal words of Mrs Doyle) go on, go on, go on, go on, go on... David Cowling answers three questions. The first is: Do voters (our ... more »

Rosetta Mission Helps Prepare for Mining the Sky

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
I once had a call from a reporter asking me to comment on a story about universities across the US defunding their Astronomy Departments. In that moment the story was particularly ironic because a NASA probe had made contact with a planet in our solar system. What a time to cut Astronomy the reporter said... right when there would be great pictures coming back to study. I told him NASA, and the aerospace industry, were not so much about studying the origins of life and other such rhetoric any more. They still do public relations about the wonders of the universe but the real es... more »

First image from a comet!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: image] It doesn‘t look like much of a photograph, but just think about where it was taken! This is the amazing first image from the Philae lander as it drops away from the Rosetta spacecraft on its journey to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the most daring robotic space landing ever[image: Movie Camera]. The body of Rosetta is in the upper right-hand corner of the image, with its solar panel stretching into the centre of the frame. The sun peeks in from the left, blanked out at the middle where its brightness overwhelms the camera. Read more at *New Scienti... more »

General Leonid Ivashov

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*General Leonid Ivashov is the vice-president of the Academy on geopolitical affairs. He was the chief of the department for General affairs in the Soviet Union’s ministry of Defense, secretary of the Council of defense ministers of the Community of independant states (CIS), chief of the Military cooperation department at the Russian federation’s Ministry of defense and Joint chief of staff of the Russian armies. * He is member of the Axis for Peace conference. *International Terrorism **Does Not Exist* *By General Leonid Ivashov * *1-22-2006* General Leonid Ivashov was t... more »

Know your Steak does and donts.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Things you need to know about the best meat ever! (after bacon of course) Most pros agree that Prime Rib Steak is the best. In general meat cooked on the bone is better.

Thermite, Treason and Plot - 500 Years of Anglo-American False Flag Terrorism

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
Webster Tarpley : Thermite, Treason & Plot - 500 Years of Anglo-American False Flag Terrorism from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Nocturnal scene with God's hand appearing among clouds at right to point toward Guy Fawkes, who approaches cellar full of barrels holding lantern. c.1623? Etching* Tarpley : "It’s worthwhile to note that the Vatican had been informed by some of these English Jesuits that a plot was in the works, and it was essentially Garnet that was writing to Rome to say look, I’m trying to stop these guys, but I don’t know what to do. So he gets a message back from Claudio A... more »

Eternal Damnation Doesn’t Seem to Work

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Ida Lawrence* - "Going to the streets is not my thing anymore, but still, I am responsible. Responsible for what? Furthering Life." The post Eternal Damnation Doesn’t Seem to Work appeared first on Waking Times.

Curse of Oak Island, Part II

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
I first became interested in the mystery of Oak Island when I lived in Texas and read a book about several different mysteries. One of them was Oak Island. Later I read another book, *The Big Dig*, by D’Arcy O’Connor which filled in details and since it was a decade newer, provided more information. It all started at the end of the eighteenth century when three teenage boys found something strange on Oak Island and were inspired to dig to see what was buried there. They did find something that looked like flagstones which they pulled up, then found, every so often, a layer of logs... more »

BNP tries to do Remembrance Day. Fails.

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 9 hours ago
This is hilarious. The British National Party (BNP) suffered an embarrassing slip-up after tweeting a Remembrance Day reminder a day late. The far-right group posted the message at 6.50am this morning before apologising and deleting the tweet. I understand how the nationalism they like in the struggle against their Hitler might confound them a little.

5 Healing Honeys Known for Their Medicinal Power

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - One of the most natural foods in the world, honey has many uses and benefits our bodies in many different ways. The post 5 Healing Honeys Known for Their Medicinal Power appeared first on Waking Times.

Cattle Mutilations: 40 Goats Were Slain by a Neighbor

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
[*Our friends and colleagues Silvia and Andrea Pérez Simondini have been investigating a shocking mutilation event involving 40 goats in Argentina - a considerable number of deaths reminiscent of the bloody reign of the Chupacabras. No paranormal predator, however, took the lives of these hapless farm animals, as the following report goes to show -- SC*] *Cattle Mutilations: 40 Goats Were Slain by a Neighbor* *By Andrea Pérez Simondini - VISION OVNI (with thanks to the COPENOA news agency*) A local resident known as "Pachalín" killed the goats with his dogs and machete to settle o... more »

November Can't Decide

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Obama and Xi k-i-s-s-i-n-g over climate change G20 confab in Beijing 'curb' emissions during next 20 years too little too late Here in Maine the mother is in convulsions one day warm next day cold more rain plants animals humanoids confused thrown off natural path the usual way no longer usual expect the unexpected Local paper reports planners meeting to make opportunities as the river rises Build taller buildings put them on stilts make downtown even more attractive think of it the new Venice on the Kennebeck all about how someone can make more *$$$$$* Not a friggin mumbling wo... more »

Ukraine Economy In 'Free Fall'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Ukraine Economy In 'Free Fall,' Banking Group Says -- CNBC* As the United Nations Security Council gets set to meet about an unstable situation in Ukraine, a leading banking organization said Wednesday that the country's financial situation is "really desperate" and its economy is "in free fall." "Unless actions are taken pretty soon, the odds of Ukraine falling into financial and economic collapse are very, very large," said Lubo Mitov, chief economist of the Institute of International Finance. Over the next six months, Ukraine needs $10 billion to $15 billion more than what h... more »

Ukraine Security Experts Are Estimating That The Conflict With Pro-Russian Separatists Will Continue For Another 4 - 5 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
BBC *Security Expert Says Ukraine Conflict Could Continue for Years -- Moscow Times* A Ukrainian security official has estimated that the conflict with pro-Moscow separatists in the east is likely to continue for another four to five years before Kiev can expect to regain control over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. "I am inclined to say that the conflict in eastern Ukraine will be protracted, and solving the problem that was delivered to us is impossible in the near future. It will take years," Ukrainian Security Service adviser Markiyan Lubkivskiy was quoted by Ukrainian media... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- November 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Ukraine Crisis: New Shelling Batters Pro-Russian Rebel City Of Donetsk As Fragile Ceasefire Falters -- Independent* *Both Kiev government and pro-Russian leaders have accused each other of breaking 5 September ceasefire* New shelling battered the pro-Russian rebel city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine overnight, shaking the fragile ceasefire. The news comes amid accusations from Kiev that separatists are preparing to escalate the conflict in the east of the country by bringing in “Russian mercenaries”. A Reuters correspondent, reporting from the former industrial hub, heard loud e... more »

Ukraine Expects A New Russian And Rebel Offensive In The East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Ukraine Redeploys Troops, Fearing New Rebel Offensive -- Reuters* * Russia denies NATO accusations over Ukraine * Ukraine says rebels are rearming and regrouping * West set to continue sanctions (Edits, new throughout) KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Wednesday it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia's denials it has sent troops to reinforce the rebels. A ceasefire agreed by the pro-Russian rebels and government forces more than two months ago is now all but dead, and Western f... more »

Tax Fact of the Day

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 10 hours ago
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Yet more evidence of the BBC's pro-immigration bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
There's an interesting story on the BBC News website. It was published just over three hours ago. You won't find it on their home page but it's there on their UK page, in 12th place, in small print. It's a story I first spotted at lunchtime on the *Telegraph* and* Daily Mail *websites. [The *Telegraph *then had it as their second story]. The BBC hadn't reported it at that stage. But they have now. Quietly. So what's the story? Well, here's the typically ambiguous headline from the BBC article in question to 'explain': Romania and Bulgaria migration rises Compare that vague BBC... more »

On Transitions and Adaptations: The Senior year in HS. THE WISE Program

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 10 hours ago
On Transitions and Adaptations: The Senior year in HS. THE WISE Program. via On Transitions and Adaptations: The Senior year in HS. THE WISE Program.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

Satire: “Nation of Three Hundred Million Understands President Can Only Come From Two Families”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Nation of Three Hundred Million Understands * *President Can Only Come From Two Families”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Borowitz Report)— “The United States of America, a nation with a population of approximately three hundred million people, totally accepts that the next President of the United States can only be selected from two families. In interviews conducted across the country, Americans acknowledged that, while the United States boasts many exceptional people in the fields of technology, business, public policy, and government, none will be offered to voters as c... more »

NATO: Russian Troops, Tanks, And Artillery Have Crossed The Ukraine Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*NATO Says Russia Troops Enter Ukraine as East Risks Open War -- Bloomberg* NATO accused Russia of sending columns of troops and heavy weapons into Ukraine in the past two days, as the government in Kiev warned the nation’s eastern combat zone is close to returning to open war. Russia’s Defense Ministry denied the accusations, according to state-run RIA Novosti. Pressure has been building for days in eastern Ukraine, with the government and rebels accusing each other of gearing up for a renewed military push that risks swelling the death toll of more than 4,000. The UN Security Co... more »

The Class Of Rahm-- Why Not Move Beyond That Kind Of Disastrous Politics

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Wall Street owned centrists, Rahm Emanuel and Jim Himes, New Dems This week a congressman called to ask me where the DCCC had gone wrong. I suggested he read one of the dozen posts-- like this one or this one-- I had written about it sinceTuesday but he made it clear he wanted to discuss it. Since he's a member of Pelosi's leadership team, I gave it a shot. But he didn't really want to listen; he was just doing some kind of bizarre due diligence and couldn't have cared less about the substance of what I had to say, especially when it was about anything relating to anything that happe... more »

Report: Armenian Military Helicopter Shot Down By Azerbaijani Forces Over Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Region

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Armenian Military Helicopter Shot Down By Azerbaijani Forces, Killing Three -- The Guardian* Clash follows biggest flare-up in fighting on border since 1994 ceasefire ended war over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region Azerbaijani forces have shot down an Armenian military helicopter, the defence ministry in Baku said, in a flare-up in the longstanding conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The downing on Wednesday follows fighting three months ago in which at least 14 Azerbaijani soldiers died. The clashes, which began in late July, marked the most serious military incident alon... more »

American Indian Movement's stance on Libya: Moments in history

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Think outside the box today, moments in history Vernon Bellecourt, AM By Brenda Norrell Censored News In the media's censored files in the United States are the facts that the American Indian Movement, and other Native Americans, maintained a relationship with Libya. For the history books, here are quotes by American Indians and Qaddafi. In the future, history books will be written to

Supplemental: Got no explanations!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014With race, you just get to complain:* On Monday, Piers Morgan became perhaps the ten millionth person to write a rather pointless column about the use of the N-word. According to Morgan, if black people want white people to stop using the word, they’ll have to stop using it first. None of these things will ever occur, but it does kill a column. Morgan’s column appeared in The Daily Mail, which is published in a different country. You’d think it would be easy enough to ignore such emanations. Easy for others, but not for Salon! At Salon, Joanna Rothkop... more »

Afghanistan Opium Harvest Reaches Record Level

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Afghanistan Opium Harvest At Record High As Nato Withdraws -- BBC* *Cultivation of opium poppies in Afghanistan has hit new records this year as Nato pulls out combat troops.* The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production was up by 17% since last year. Its Afghan Opium Survey 2014 said the area under poppy cultivation had risen by 7% to cover 224,000 hectares. UNODC head Yury Fedotov warned there was a serious risk Afghanistan could become a narco-state, following the withdrawal of foreign forces. Most poppies are still grown in southern Helmand prov... more »

A Video Excerpt: Remembering My Most Influential Teacher

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 12 hours ago
A Video Excerpt: Remembering My Most Influential Teacher. via A Video Excerpt: Remembering My Most Influential Teacher.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

A Textbook Example of Arbitrage

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 12 hours ago
From NPR.

Sunspot Cycles and the Global Shift in Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Julian Websdale* - One of the great transformations we are experiencing is the process of re-awakening or re-connecting to our Higher Self... The post Sunspot Cycles and the Global Shift in Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- November 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Philae Touches Down On The Surface Of A Comet -- CNN* London (CNN) -- Touchdown! The Philae probe has landed on the surface of a comet, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Wednesday. It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet. Shortly after news came, the probe tweeted: "Touchdown! My new address: 67P!" "This is a big step for human civilization," ESA director Jean-Jacques Dordain told colleagues who had waited anxiously for confirmation of the landing. "The biggest problem with success is it looks easy." And William Shatner,who played... more »

Obamacare architect, Jonathan Gruber, can't keep his mouth shut and the hole he's been digging keeps getting deeper...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*all the while trying to control his flapping hands while dropping the "basically" bomb.* and telling us we're stupid because we're "misreading" the law. and we're not "sensibly" reading the law and stating: "Why would congress write a law that unraveled itself?" Why indeed, Jonathan? Perhaps someone should have read it before passing it.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*Liberals Are Killing the Liberal Arts* *What's happening to freedom of speech at universities is a weird combination of infantilization and Fascism* On campuses across the country, hostility toward unpopular ideas has become so irrational that many students, and some faculty members, now openly oppose freedom of speech. The hypersensitive consider the mere discussion of the topic of censorship to be potentially traumatic. Those who try to protect academic freedom and the ability of the academy to discuss the world as it is are swimming against the current. In such an atmosphere,... more »

Livestream Native American Music Awards Nov. 14, 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the end of their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014 (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque) *U.S., China To Announce Deals To Reduce Military Tensions: Report -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States and China are planning to announce military agreements aimed at reducing the possibility of confrontation between the two powers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed U.S. officials. The Journal said one of the agreements to be unveiled on Wednesday by ... more »

IMITATIONS OF NEWS: The place to go for cherry-picked news!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014Part 3—Rachel keeps conning her viewers:* Yesterday, the children were clowning hard at the new Salon. Did you know there were this many lunkheads on the face of the Earth? That they could all be gathered under one roof? The children offered two different posts about an important recent matter. On Fox, Megyn Kelly almost said “Fuckabee” instead of Huckabee! This troubling matter was offered to help us see how dumb Kelly is. No one bothered to offer recent ratings: *Total national audience, 9 PM and 12 midnightThursday, November 6, 2014* Megyn Kelly, F... more »

NATO: Russian Marked Military Forces Have Been Crossing Into Ukraine For The Past Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ukraine Crisis: Russian Troops Crossed Border, Nato Says -- BBC* Nato has seen columns of Russian military equipment and Russian combat troops entering Ukraine this week, its top commander said. "Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air defence systems and Russian combat troops" were sighted, US Gen Philip Breedlove said in Bulgaria. Russia has consistently denied sending troops into eastern Ukraine to bolster pro-Russian separatist rebels there. However, the rebels have admitted being helped by "volunteers" from Russia. *Read more* .... *My Comment: *This is a major milit... more »

Some Book Publishing Tips

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Yesterday, I was part of a panel at Carleton organized to provide other profs/students with suggestions about how to get their stuff published in book form. The Canadian process is different from the American process, so I spent my ten minutes on the lessons I learned from my experiences with American publishers. What did I Continue reading

Sandy Hook Was A False Flag Operation And A Massive Hoax: FBI States Clearly That Sandy Hook Was An Operation Where NOBODY Died!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
It is time to put the fraud of the so called "shooting" at "Sandy Hook Elementary School" on the morning of December 14th, 2012 out of its misery once and for all..... From the moment that fraud "shooting" occurred, I and others were not fooled and saw so many holes in the official story that it looked like swiss cheese.. We have endured the wrath of fools and idiots since the time of that fraud shooting where NOBODY died who have had the nerve to call themselves "truth seekers" and now have been fully exposed as nothing more than agents working to ruin our efforts to expose crimin... more »

Understanding Anbar Pt. XIII Gen Nouri Fahadawi And Col Said Fahadawi

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Anbar has a long history of being both a center for the insurgency and opposition to it. The many tribes in the governorate have gone back and forth over whether to oppose the government or not, and that continues into the present day. In fact there are many parallels between post-03 Anbar and today with authorities mistreating the population leading to armed opposition, and then turning on the Islamist militants. General Nouri al-Fahadawi who was the head of intelligence and security in Anbar and Colonel Said al-Fahadawi who was a SWAT commander explained some of this history in ... more »

Ethics concerns over 'Native American Encyclopedia'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Ethics and copyright concerns over 'Native American Encyclopedia' online Letter to the Editor Ethics concerns over Native American Encyclopedia Censored News I'm hoping you might be able to help. I have some serious concerns about a web site called "Native American Encyclopedia" (NAE) http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/    1. It is pulling in an increasing amount of visitors who are

November 12th Musings

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
In 1914 Canada's population stood at around 8 million. Our economy was productive enough that we were able to mobilize over half-a-million citizens (mostly men) for the war. This was, technically, a remarkable achievement. It was an achievement met by more or less all of the combatants. Never before had it been possible to mobilize so many inhabitants for the wasteful business of war without producing immediate mass starvation and economic collapse. (Although, eventually, the absence of men in the farmer's fields did produce starvation in Germany. And there was collapse in the Russi... more »

Que tengas un hermoso día donde quiera que estés...

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 14 hours ago
[image: Feliz Miércoles Mensajes Gratis]

20 imágenes graciosas para reír a carcajadas III

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 14 hours ago

More on Coalition Meeting at South Side Middle School

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
from Chalkbeat Tennessee: The Shelby County Teachers Coalition meeting will take place at Southside Middle School at 5:30 p.m. [on November 13] and is open to the Memphis community. The coalition bills itself as an effort to inform parents about the process in which the state takes over low-performing schools and hands them over to charter schools or directly runs them. . . . the coalition accuses the Achievement School District of “hijacking our schools,” “stealing public education funds,” “giving their friends our buildings” for “private” charter schools that “select the students ... more »

US 'Strategic Patience' Policy Toward North Korea Not Working

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes a shelling drill of a long-range artillery sub-unit in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency late last week. (KCNA/Reuters) *US 'Strategic Patience' Policy Toward North Korea Not Working, Analysts Say -- Wyatt Olson, Stars and Stripes* North Korea’s development of missile technology and the production of plutonium and uranium used for nuclear weapons have advanced unabated under President Barack Obama’s policy of “strategic patience,” analysts say. “If you straight-line into the future, the threat is going ... more »

Genetically Engineered Potato Now Approved by USDA

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Anastasia Pantsios* - The U.S. Department of Agriculture just approved a new GMO potato, engineered for reduced bruising and browning... The post Genetically Engineered Potato Now Approved by USDA appeared first on Waking Times.

Paul Krassner : The six dumbest decisions of my life

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 15 hours ago
We’re talking really dangerous dumb decisions that continue to make me humble. By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog | November 12, 2014 I’m talking here about seriously dumb decisions, not those minor regrets like that time in 1970 when … finish reading Paul Krassner : The six dumbest decisions of my life

The Phony Warrior

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.ctvnews.ca / Now that Remembrance Day is over, Thomas Walkom reminds his readers that a day that was set aside to honour the sacrifices of many is now being used by one man to pave his way back into office: Patriotism is powerful tonic. The wanton killing of W.O. Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo reignited the militant side of Canadian patriotism, a side that — following the disaster of the Afghan War — had been in abeyance. The prime minister understands this well. It explains his decision to abruptly interrupt... more »

China Is Ramping Up Its Anti-West Message

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*In New China, ‘Hostile’ West Is Still Derided -- New York Times* BEIJING — Even as his government was making red-carpet plans to host President Obama this week, the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, praised a young blogger whose writing is best known here for its anti-American vitriol. In one widely circulated essay published by state news outlets titled “Nine Knockout Blows in America’s Cold War Against China,” the blogger, Zhou Xiaoping, argued that American culture was “eroding the moral foundation and self-confidence of the Chinese people.” He compared unfavorable American news... more »

Full Marijuana Legalization Is Inevitable ... But You Can't Sell "Getting Trashed"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* I've written before that three progressive issues have turned the corner in public acceptance, not at the same time, but in series, one after the other. Those three are: ▪ Marriage equality for same-sex partners ▪ Marijuana legalization ▪ Acceptance of the fact of human-caused climate change Each is further along than the issue listed below it, but in all three cases, the train has left the station, never to return. *Fifty-State Marriage Equality Is Obviously Inevitable* The first of these issues to reach "inevitability" was the marriage equality movement. Pu... more »

U.K. Ministry Of Defense Is Warning Top Officials To Not Have Sex With Beautiful Young Women In China Or Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
RIA Novosti/Evgeny Biyatov *Don't Have Sex With Beautiful Young Women, MoD Warns Senior Officials Before Postings To Russia And China -- Daily Mail* * Russian security services 'may use honey traps to blackmail personnel' * British officials warned to avoid sexual encounters in leaked report * Tactic was used extensively and effectively during the Cold War Top military officials have been warned not to have sex with attractive women in Russia or China in case they are spies, it has been reported. A leaked document says agents of the FSB, Russia's intelligence service and successor ... more »

A Look At The Russian Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Russian Military -- Jonathan Masters, Council On Foreign Relations* The Russian military suffered years of neglect after the Soviet collapse and no longer casts the shadow of a global superpower. However, the Russian armed forces are in the midst of a historic overhaul with significant consequences for Eurasian politics and security. Russian officials say the reforms are necessary to bring a Cold War-era military into the twenty-first century, but many Western analysts fear they will enable Moscow to pursue a more aggressive foreign policy, often relying on force to coerce it... more »

Live It Up Big Easy Style With Easy Jambalaya

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
There's something special about Southern food. It's warm, it's comforting, it's bad for your health, and it tastes so good. And I love it. One of my favorite dishes is jambalaya. It's comfort food at its best. And this jambalaya recipe is easy to prepare. *INGREDIENTS* 1 lb. ground sausage 1-2 chicken breasts, cut into small pieces 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 2-3 stalks celery, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 Tbsp. parsley 1 Tbsp. basil 1 Tbsp. oregano 2 cups long grain white rice 2 cups tomato sauce 2 cups chicken broth 1-2 Tbsp. hot sauce 1 Tbsp. butter... more »

No complete breakdown between US and Israel yet: Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 15 hours ago
"And there’s really no political faction [that can oppose them], with the possible exception of if people in the US military and intelligence community ever got completely fed up with the Zionists and perhaps felt that there was an existential threat to the US…and their (the Zionists') assets were going to blow up more buildings in America, like they did on 9/11, or they were going to nuke the American cities, God forbid...then we might see an anti-Zionist pro-Constitution coup d'etat in which the Zionist agents once and for all would be weeded out of positions of power here in th... more »

Why Is The White House Permitting China An Opportunity To Have A Close Look At Some U.S. Air Force Secrets?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft lands at Schoover Field, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on May 14, 2011. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Donald R. Allen, U.S. Air Force *Why The US Sent A C-17 To A Chinese Air Show Despite Concerns Inside The Pentagon -- Gordon Lubold and Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One* The U.S. military sent a giant C-17 cargo plane to an air show in China this week as a way to strengthen its relationship with the People’s Liberation Army there, despite fears among security and policy experts that doing so puts American technology secrets in jeopardy and also... more »

Democracy and Freedom in Harperland

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
*A guest post by Pamela Mac Neil* There have been Canadian Prime Ministers I have disliked and Prime Ministers whose ideas I have disagreed with. I have never however, with any of these Prime Ministers, worried about losing our democracy and consequently our freedom. That is until Stephen Harper as our PM was given a majority government in 2011. I knew what he was capable of before he got his majority, but I never worried as long as he had minority governments. When he got his majority, I took notice and proceeded to study him closely on a daily basis. I have concluded that he is a d... more »

Trey Gowdy on Jonathan Gruber...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*“If you want to see how stupid our fellow citizens are, take a look at last Tuesday night, because they rejected you, this bill and this administration.”*


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*As Obama Announces 'Ambitious' New CO2 Reduction Targets, China Agrees to Unspecified Cuts* *Hot air. He can have all the targets he likes but he won't be around long enough to do much about them. He can't control the future. Such targets are a matter for Congress anyway and they would only stick with bipartisan support -- which they won't get. He is just blowing smoke* President Obama in Beijing on Wednesday declared far-reaching new targets for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and for the first time, China agreed to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases... more »

e.u. advocate general ruling strongly supports claim of war resister andré shepherd

laura k at wmtc - 17 hours ago
The fight for justice for US war resisters took a major step forward yesterday, with a ruling strongly in favour of war resister André Shepherd. In the legal case of U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd (37) the European Court of Justice Advocate General, Eleanor Sharpton, today published her final opinion. This official statement contains guiding deliberations for the interpretation of the so-called Qualification Directive of the European Union. Amongst other considerations, these rules state that those endangered by prosecution or punishment for refusal to perform military service inv... more »

ZEROHEDGE: Greece Has Solved Its Unemployment Problem: Slavery

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Greece seems to be a test bed for what the financial interests in Europe want to do on a larger scale. After being derided for years as one of the PIIGS countries (can you think of a more derogatory acronym?) and being pumped and dumped through billions of international denominated loans in Euros, Greece now reaches this new low of "voluntary" servitude? Maybe they will get little gold stars on their resumes like kindergarten children get on their finger paintings from the teacher?* *Greece has a rich history of democracy and advanced thought, its origins most likely are galactic... more »

UPDATED: Benjamin Fulford: Signs of cabal defeat are now obvious but, expect one last big push for war

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*Views below are solely those of Benjamin Fulford and not necessarily those of this blog. Consider all data but use your internal discernment as many conflicting agendas are now in play on this planet. -AK* Signs of cabal defeat are now obvious but, expect one last big push for war by Benjamin Fulford Tuesday, November 11, 2014 The signs of cabal defeat are now proliferating to an extent that can no longer be hidden from any but the most deeply brainwashed people in the West. The most obvious sign is the APEC meeting winding up today in China. There three of the world’s largest ... more »

Radically Sustainable Earthships

Waking Times at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Video - *Here are some very cool videos of how earthship homes are made. The post Radically Sustainable Earthships appeared first on Waking Times.

The European Arrest Warrant - an inconvenient fact that seems to be being ignored by such as the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
In all of the coverage of the European Arrest Warrant there seems to be one inconvenient fact that's being ignored. From Wikipedia: The European Arrest Warrant was established by an EU framework decision in 2002.[5] Framework decisions were legal instruments of the third pillar of the European Community akin to directives and only take effect when implemented by EU member states by transposing them into their domestic law. The European Arrest Warrant replaced the 1957 European Convention on Extradition (ECE) which had previously governed extraditions between most member states, and... more »

HMS Triumph submarine to undergo eight-month refit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: HMS Triumph (S-93)]The UK Royal Navy's seventh and last Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarine, HMS Triumph, is set to undergo an eight-month refurbishment programme in Faslane, UK. As part of the programme, which follows its ten-month patrolling deployment in UK waters, the submarine will spend three months out of the water in the shiplift. HMS Triumph commanding officer commander David Filtness said: "Triumph, the platform and her people, has been working extremely hard for the last two years. Read more

US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Majority Share Of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb Contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb]Lockheed Martin received a $40.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2014 funding and the eighth award under the five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Deliveries will begin in June 2015 and will include computer control groups and airfoil groups for GBU-10 and GBU-12 bombs. The Paveway II Plus LGB kits incorporate an upgraded laser guidance package, significantly improving overall sys... more »

Russia ensures supplies of missiles for Chinese fighter jets without Ukraine — official

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: R-73 (AA-11 Archer), R-60 (AA-8 Aphid), and middle range missiles R-27T (AA-10 Alamo-B) and R-27R (AA-10 Alamo-A)]Russia fully ensures supplies of air launched weapons for Chinese fighters based on Russia-made Sukhoi jets without Ukraine, director-general of Tactical Missiles Corporation Boris Obnosov told TASS on Tuesday. “The list of air launched weapons used at Chinese Sukhoi fighters is supplied by the Tactical Missiles Corporation without Ukraine,” he said. “Earlier, Ukraine supplied the R-27 air-to-air missiles. Enterprises of the Tactical Missiles Corporation manufact... more »

FA-50s committed to better defense of peninsula

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F/A-50 Golden Eagle]FA-50, Korea's first homegrown light attack-aircraft, was used on its first official mission late last month and Air Force Lt. Col. Cho Sang-hwan described deployment of the plane as a "watershed in the history" of the Korean military. On Oct. 30, the Air Force held a ceremony to celebrate the airplane's operational deployment, which was attended by President Park Geun-hye. The FA-50 is a variant of the T-50 supersonic trainer jet, manufactured by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). Read more

Here Comes the Sun

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago

Women J-10 fighter pilots make debut

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
China's first group of women fighter pilots of the J-10 fighter jet, have made their debut in an airshow that opened in the country's southern city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province. The five pilots performed an aerobatic display during the show, which has attracted over 700 companies from around the world. Now in its tenth year, China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition is one of the world’s top five aviation and aerospace forums. Read more

US Rules Out Delivery Of F-16s To Iraq Citing Security Concerns

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-16 Fighting Falcon]Iraq will not take delivery of 36 F-16 fighter aircraft after the United States expressed security concerns surrounding the delivery of the aircraft. Instead, the Pentagon will send them to Tucson, Arizona where the Iraqi pilots are training. “We had talked earlier in the summer about F-16s that the Iraqis had purchased,” Defense Department spokesman Col. Steven Warren said in a press conference Monday. Read more

Why the US Sent a C-17 to a Chinese Air Show Despite Concerns Inside the Pentagon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: C-17 Globemaster III]The U.S. military sent a giant C-17 cargo plane to an air show in China this week as a way to strengthen its relationship with the People’s Liberation Army there, despite fears among security and policy experts that doing so puts American technology secrets in jeopardy and also risks angering an important Asia ally. The decision to send a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III to the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition at the Zhuhai Jinwan airport starting Tuesday is fraught for a number of reasons, defense and security officials told Defense One,... more »

Australian official confirms Taranis test location

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Taranis UAS]A senior Royal Australian Air Force official has confirmed flight testing of the BAE Systems-led Taranis unmanned combat air system demonstrator took place at the nation’s Woomera test range, removing a classification status previously imposed by the UK Ministry of Defence. Speaking during a 5 November eventto mark forthcoming changes to the management of the range complex in South Australia, Air Cdre Stephen Osborne, Commander Aerospace Operational Support Group, said: “Woomera is the recognised home of military unmanned aerial systems testing in Australia, and ... more »

NASA's Orion capsule heads to Cape launch pad

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
NASA's Orion capsule is on its way to a Cape Canaveral launch pad. The exploration spacecraft targeting an unmanned first test flight on Dec. 4 departed a Kennedy Space Center processing facility at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday to start a 22-mile journey to Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The seven-story, 50,000-pound stack including test versions of Orion's crew and service modules and a launch abort system is expected to take about six hours to roll past KSC's Vehicle Assembly Building and launch pad 39B before heading south to its seaside pad. Read more

China Flight Tests New Stealth Jet During Obama Visit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
China’s military upstaged the Asian economic summit in Beijing this week by conducting flights tests of a new stealth jet prototype, as the White House called on Beijing to halt its cyber attacks. Demonstration flights by the new J-31 fighter jet—China’s second new radar-evading warplane—were a key feature at a major arms show in Zhuhai, located near Macau, on Monday. The J-31 flights coincided with President Obama’s visit to Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting. In a speech and meetings with Chinese leaders, Obama called on China to curtail cyber theft ... more »

Gabon orders Nexter turrets for its patrol boats

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Nexter Narwhal gun turret]Gabon has ordered four 15A naval mounts and a 20 mm Narwhal remote controlled gun turret from Nexter Systems to equip its Raidco RPB20 patrol boats and new 58 metre offshore patrol vessel. Nexter said the weapon systems will enable the Gabonese navy to effectively combat piracy and will contribute to the protection of Gabonese national waters. Gabon On October 29 ordered a 58 metre long OPV50 offshore patrol vessel from Piriou, which will be built through the Piriou-DCNS Kership joint venture, and the refurbished ex-French Navy P400 patrol vessel Ta... more »

Turkish submarine heads to Cape Greco, baffles NATO

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Preveze class SSK]A Turkish submarine abruptly left manoeuvres during a NATO exercise and sailed off the eastern coast of Cyprus near Cape Greco, reports local TV station Sigmalive. The sub sailed near "blocks 3 and 13 of the Cyprus EEZ passed between Cypriot boats and foreign ships”, the channel reported. The submarine was taking part in "Blue Whale", a NATO naval military exercise, which started Monday in the Mediterranean. Read more

Rosetta: landing on the comet is underway

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been in outer space since 2004. Minutes ago, it began the maneuvers to send a fridge-sized module, Philae, to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that it's been "orbiting" for some time. (If you evaluate the previous sentence: do you think that Russia is invading Europe or vice versa?) Note that Rosetta is named after the Rosetta stone, a stony document released by an ancient Greek king from the Ptolemy dynasty, and Philae is an island on Nile where something important with hieroglyphs on it (an object similar to the Rosetta stone) was ... more »

Chinese submarines to get a new, long range cruise missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: CM-708UNA submarine-launched ASCM]A cruise missile designed to be launched from attack submarines was unveiled today at Airshow China. The new missile, designated CM-708UNA, was developed by Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC). Company sources confirmed the missile has entered production. The CM-708UNA is launched by torpedo tube and is therefore adaptable to conventional submarines (not equipped with vertical launchers). The missile employs an inertial navigation and satellite navigation for mid-course guidance, using a radar seeker for terminal homing. The... more »

Reversible Tractor Beam can Repel and Attract Objects

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Dr Vladlen Shvedov (left) and Dr Cyril Hnatovsky (right) with a magnified projection of th...] It is a good start that demonstrates theory is correct. It will be a long time before we get one or get one that can be used in practical situations. Yet this is a step up from simple imagination. The tractor beam has been a staple of science ficton from the beginning. However else can you move objects in space without engaging massive hardware? Now we wait a long time. *Reversible tractor beam can repel and attract objects * *By Richard Moss* *October 20, 2014*... more »

Investing in Junk Armies

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: shutterstock_174671339] The fundamental problem that i have with all this is that i find it almost impossible to believe anyone could be so stupid. Yet it has all really happened. Iraq and Syria is largely a hollowed out military hulk that cannot be reconstituted in any appreciably way. It just takes way too long and the culture is not yet, it ever, supporting the process. The practical solution would be for the Turks to march in and occupy it all as an interim measure that then leads to a Sunni Confederacy at least and possibly a Kurdish Free State as well. The Tu... more »

Historic Bilateral Climate Agreement Between the US and China

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 21 hours ago
Here was my Tweet the other day. Today we have an answer. Tweeps, best case scenario on climate coming out of APEC? — Josh Busby (@busbyj2) November 7, 2014 If you went to bed early on Tuesday night, you might have missed some very big news out of Obama-Xi meeting in Beijing, other than announcements Continue reading

The Pentagon Wants A Flying Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Darpa has invited people to submit ideas for future 'aircraft carriers in the sky.' The hopes is that these flying fortresses will someday carry, launch and recover multiple swarms of potentially deadly drones anywhere in the world. Artist's impression pictured *Could The Avengers' Helicarrier Become A Reality? US Military Is Developing A Flying Aircraft Carrier To Launch Swarms Of Drones -- Daily Mail* * Darpa has invited people to submit ideas for a 'flying aircraft carrier' * The concept resembles Helicarrier used in the 2012 film, The Avengers * It could overcome current limits ... more »

The Day Is Fast Approaching When Robots And Software Decides Who Gets Killed And Who Does Not On The Battlefield

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A Long Range Anti-Ship Missile prototype, launched by a B-1 bomber, is designed to maneuver without human control. Credit Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency *Fearing Bombs That Can Pick Whom to Kill -- New York Times* On a bright fall day last year off the coast of Southern California, an Air Force B-1 bomber launched an experimental missile that may herald the future of warfare. Initially, pilots aboard the plane directed the missile, but halfway to its destination, it severed communication with its operators. Alone, without human oversight, the missile decided which of t... more »

Gates Is at It Again: The Common Core-centered “Collaborative for Student Success”

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 22 hours ago
Billionaire Bill Gates really wants the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for “mass” education. In 2008, two well-positioned individuals asked Gates to pay for “state led” CCSS supposedly “launched in 2009 by state leaders, including governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, two territories and the District of Columbia”. One was edupreneur David Coleman, […]

Will U.S./NATO Attack Pakistan? US Leaving Bases In Afghanistan To Counter Pak's Nukes - Najam Sethi

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*A photo from an anti-NATO protest in Pakistan in November 2011. Source.* *Wikipedia: * Najam Sethi is the 16th and former (caretaker) chief minister of Punjab. He is an award-winning yet controversial Pakistani journalist, editor, and media personality, the editor-in-chief of The Friday Times, a Lahore based political weekly, and previously the editor of Daily Times and Daily Aajkal newspapers. In 1999, he was arrested by Inter-Services Intelligence following an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation on government corruption, and detained for almost a month withou... more »

Musical Interlude: David Schombert, “A Space Journey”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
David Schombert, “A Space Journey” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un5SEJ8MyPc

Is Haim Saban Any Better Than Sheldon Adelson?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Adelson and Saban with the Israeli American Council guy In 2000 I found myself in a car with state Senator Adam Schiff and his parents on our way to an event in a mansion on the West Side. Schiff was in the midst of what turned out to be the most expensive congressional campaign in American history at the time-- against villainous impeachment manager and right-wing ideologue James Rogan. The Pasadena-Burbank-Glendale district was changing demographically and this was to be Rogan's last term-- but we didn't know that at the time. A decade later the district is D+20 and Republicans don... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Unnecessary Things

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

Future Soldiers Will Be Wearing Wearable Robots

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*An Entire Platoon Wearing Wearable Robots -- CBS* The military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) lab creates stunning inventions that could help our service members stay one step ahead when answering the call of duty. Those creative and skillful minds gave "CBS This Morning" a sneak peek at technology you may have thought only existed in your dreams, reports CBS News correspondent Chip Reid. When Jason Kerestes goes for a run, he gets a boost from a strange contraption he wears on his back. He calls it "Airlegs." "It basically makes you feel like you have bigge...more »

Revealing True History: The Last Day Of World War I Was One Of Pure Genocide And Murder!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada... On This date some 96 years ago, an Armistice was declared at the 11th hour of November 11th, 1918.... According to "official" history, all fighting on the so called "Western Front" ended at exactly that hour between the German army and the Allied forces.... But as usual, not everything told about that last day of World War I is exactly as it seems.... I want to present the following very important video that shows some true history and facts about that fateful day in 1918 when the First World War officially came to an end... This video is e... more »

@plthomasedd stops me in my tracks. But now I’m rudderless.

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
PostEverything picked up the following from friend and colleague, Dr. Paul Thomas: Stop blaming poor parents for their children’s limited vocabulary. Essentially, acknowledging that the parents of low income students of color are somehow hindering their children’s performance in reading perpetuates deficit thinking: Deficit perspectives are those that identify a person or a condition by […]

Some Hard Truths In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Spy Who Told Me: Can We Handle the Truth About the Islamic State? -- John McLaughlin, OZY* It’s been two months to the day since President Barack Obama announced an accelerated attack against the so-called Islamic State. So what are the hard realities we’re dealing with? And, given that U.S. officials say it could take up to a year to train and field a ground force to combat the Islamic State in Syria, where will we stand a year from now? A number of harsh realities are staring us in the face, each a reminder of the agonizing choices ahead: *Read more* .... *My Comment:* A ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Look through the cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281 and it's almost easy to miss stars of open cluster IC 1590. But, formed within the nebula, that cluster's young, massive stars ultimately power the pervasive nebular glow. The eye-catching shapes looming in this portrait of NGC 281 are sculpted columns and dense dust globules seen in silhouette, eroded by intense, energetic winds and radiation from the hot cluster stars. If they survive long enough, the dusty structures could also be sites of future star formation. * Click image for larger size.* Playfully called the Pacman Nebula ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Morning Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Morning Stars”* by Chet Raymo “For some years this William Blake watercolor hung in my living room, blown up photographically to enormous size (that was back in my darkroom days). An illustration from The Book of Job: "When the morning stars sang together..." The original watercolor is small, not a lot larger than what you will get if you click on the image here... *Click image for larger size.* That's Job and his family at the bottom, enclosed by the thickest clouds, representing the flesh. Under the Lord's left arm is the Moon goddess Diana, the heart or feeling, delicately hol... more »

“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”* by Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. "We all know the type. The people that seem to instinctively know just how to irritate and anger us. Everyone has buttons that get pushed, and everyone has at least one button-pusher in his or her life. Read on for quotes on how to deal with those people that just know how to drive you up a wall. "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." - Carl Jung "When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of e... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Where All The Contradictions Flow Together..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together." - Terence McKenna

Paulo Coelho, "Heaven and Hell"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Heaven and Hell" by Paulo Coelho "A man, his horse and his dog were traveling down a road. When they were passing by a gigantic tree, a bolt of lightning struck and they all fell dead on the spot. But the man did not realize that he had already left this world, so he went on walking with his two animals; sometimes the dead take time to understand their new condition… The journey was very long, uphill, the sun was strong and they were covered in sweat and very thirsty. They were desperately in need of water. At a bend in the road they spotted a magnificent gateway, all in marble, w... more »

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