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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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World News Briefs -- November 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 minutes 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 - 16 minutes 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.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 25 minutes 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 - 49 minutes ago
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 12, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 12rh Musings

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 hour 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 - 2 hours ago
[image: Feliz Miércoles Mensajes Gratis]

20 imágenes graciosas para reír a carcajadas III

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 2 hours ago

More on Coalition Meeting at Southside Middle School

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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! - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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.”*

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 »

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

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 hours ago

Women J-10 fighter pilots make debut

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 7 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 11 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! - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 12 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 - 13 hours 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 »

G. Parthasarathy On India's Contributions In Afghanistan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Gopalapuram Parthasarathy also known as G. Parthasarathy (born 13 May 1940) is a Indian diplomat and author. He remained Ambassador of India to Myanmar, 1992-95, High Commissioner of India to Australia (1995-98), High Commissioner of India to Pakistan (1998-2000) and High Commissioner of India, Cyprus (1990-92). He is popularly regarded as a "hawk" when it comes to matters of India's defence and policy towards Pakistan and terrorism. He co-authored a book with ex-Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Dr. Humayun Khan. The book, Diplomatic Divide, debates the issues that divide... more »

"Emerging Courageous: Walking through Your Fear"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Emerging Courageous: Walking through Your Fear"* by The DailyOm "Frequently, in walking through our fear, we discover that the strength of our fright was out of sync with reality. The situations, activities, and individuals that frighten us remain static. Their relative intensity does not change. Fear, on the other hand, self-magnifies. It is when you are afraid and envisioning all that might go wrong that the energy underlying your fear grows. A tiny flicker of anxiety can easily develop into a terror that manifests itself physically and eventually paralyzes you into inaction. T... more »

"To Live In This World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go” - Mary Oliver

"OK, So Here's The Real Story Of Where 'OK' Comes From"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"OK, So Here's The Real Story Of Where 'OK' Comes From"* By Jacqueline Howard "OK" is certainly one of the most common expressions in the English language- and one of the most versatile. After all, it can be used as an adjective, a noun, and a verb. But what do the letters in OK stand for? And where did the expression come from in the first place? Over the years, a variety of explanations have been offered. Some have argued that OK came from the Native American Indian tribe Choctaw's word "okeh." Others have suggested it came from a word in the Wolof language of Sub-Saharan Af... more »

Be Careful What the West Says

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and Chief of Staff of the German Federal Armed Forces Harald Kujat: I don't believe in evidence of Russian invasion.

A Soldier's Prayer

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 14 hours ago
Prayer Before Battle When 'neath the rumble of the guns,I lead my men against the Huns,'Tis then I feel so all alone and weak and scared,And oft I wonder how I dared,Accept the task of leading men.I wonder, worry, fret, and then I pray,Oh God! Who promised oftTo humble men a listening ear,Now in my spirit's troubled state,Draw near, dear God, draw near, draw near.Make me more willing to obey,Help me to merit my command,And if this be my fatal day,Reach out, Oh God, Thy Guiding Hand,And lead me down that deep, dark vale.These men of mine must never knowHow much afraid I really am,Hel... more »

Libya Updates ( November 11 , 2014 ) Political scene as well as battleground updates in tragically unstable Libya.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Evening Tweets.... Good Morning Libya .... *Good Morning Libya* @Morning_LY · 11h11 hours ago “From dialogue with boycotting MPs, to dialogue with the expired GNC. #Libya's division game sponsored by UN”: HoR MP [image: Embedded image permalink] [image: Embedded image permalink] *Good Morning Libya* @Morning_LY · Nov 10 #Libya | Preparations underway in #Tripoli for its armed rebellion against the Dawn militias on Nov 15th. #Gharghour [image: Embedded image permalink] *Good Morning Libya* @Morning_LY · Nov 10 Jihadist groups in #L... more »

Many people seem more optimistic than I am that President Obama and Chairman Wheeler will preserve Net neutrality

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*by Ken* President Obama is feeling some love at the moment, *finally*, over what appears to be a strong stand taken in the statement released yesterdayseeming to commit him to the protection of Net neutrality -- you know, like he promised when he was running for president way back whenever that was. What's more, the president's statement was complemented by a statement, appearing simultaenously, as if by magic, from Obama appointee, chairman of the of-course-independent FCC, sounding as if Chairman Tom might be shifting toward a similar stand, which comes as something of a surpr... more »

Russia's Economy Is Starting To Stagnate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Russia Seen “In Denial” As Economy Stagnates -- Rob Garver, The Fiscal Times* Hobbled by international sanctions, low energy prices and a currency that has lost much of its value in the past year, the Russian economy will likely see virtually no economic growth through 2017, according to the country’s central bank. The country’s faltering economy raises questions about how long Russian President Vladimir Putin can maintain his current sky-high favorability rating with the Russian people in the face of increased economic privation. The Russian leader is currently in a double bind:... more »

Unlock The Door To Our Holographic Reality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*RJ Spina* - As we rapidly ascend and awaken the questioning of just what our reality is cannot be ignored. The post Unlock The Door To Our Holographic Reality appeared first on Waking Times.

Ravitch Backs AFT Corporate Innovation Fund Grants to Keep Common Core Alive

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
For those who have denied the danger that Diane Ravitch represents to the testing resistance movement, have a look at this latest attempt to garner support for Weingarten's latest efforts to keep alive the maggot-infested body of Common Core. Despite the efforts of the Gates Foundation and others to treat the Common Core standards as an iron-clad document, as tablets chiseled in stone, which may be added to but never changed, the American Federation of Teachers has awarded grants to its affiliates in New York and Connecticut to review, and where necessary, rewrite the standards. ... more »

Police Deny Eric Frein's Attorney Access To Him

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 15 hours ago
(Apparently, when you NEED your rights, you don't get them. If you DON'T need them, you THINK you have them. Rights appear to be a popularity contest, not rights. If you're not popular, you don't get your rights. If you're not breaking any laws and don't need your rights, they tell you that you have them.) A few weeks back I made a post entitled: *I Don't Believe The Eric Frein "Diary" Story* Since I wrote the above post, "officials" have caught Eric Frein. In addition to all the lies, anomalies, and ridiculous non-believable stories "officials" told us throughout the Eric Frein ... more »

Rebel Controlled East Ukraine Is Being Flooded With Russian Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters *Thousands of Putin’s Troops Now in Ukraine, Analysts Say -- Shane Harris, Daily Beast* *The fragile peace in Ukraine is being threatened by an influx of gear and armed men. What’s the Kremlin’s next step?* Eyewitnesses have spotted hundreds of Russian-made vehicles and heavy munitions moving into eastern Ukraine. Thousands of Russian troops are on the border -- and thousands more may already be inside Ukraine, if one informed estimate is to be believed. The steady, and by several accounts heavy, buildup of troops and military equipment along Ukraine’s border... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

The Economy: “Let Them Eat... Student Debt”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Let Them Eat... Student Debt”* by Mark St. Cyr “This past Friday I like many others were waiting for my comedic coffee break to be broadcast over the financial media outlets. When the set up was told I grinned in amusement and expectation. When the punchline was delivered I almost fell off my chair as I buckled in uncontrollable laughter. That punchline? The unemployment rate now stands at 5.8% Now that’s comedy! Just when I felt my sides couldn’t take any more unbeknownst to me the preceding line of comedic humor unleashed by the so-called “smart crowd” was one line of ridiculou... more »

Michael James : Spreading the word and the love with ‘The Heartland Journal,’ 1979-2005

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 16 hours ago
I was in a phase of life when I was trying to integrate radical politics, spirituality, and personal growth and development. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | November 11, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James : Spreading the word and the love with ‘The Heartland Journal,’ 1979-2005

Consciousness Creates Our Immaterial, Mental & Spiritual Universe

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Arjun Walia* - Modern day science, especially quantum physics, has been catching up to ancient mysticism... The post Consciousness Creates Our Immaterial, Mental & Spiritual Universe appeared first on Waking Times.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Image Credit: *Chinese flags image via Shutterstock *Is There Room for the US in China’s 'Asia-Pacific Dream'? -- Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat* China’s “Asia-Pacific Dream” involves a region led by Beijing, not Washington. Xi Jinping is quite the dreamer. In addition to his famous “China Dream” slogan, Xi called for pursuit of the “Asia-Pacific Dream” during an address at this weekend’s the APEC CEO Summit. The Asia-Pacific dream is the latest iteration of China’s vision for a united Asian community with Beijing as its center — and with the United States noticeably absent. Xi’s ... more »

Ebola Updates ( November 5, 2014 ) News and views on the 2014 outbreak !

Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets..... *Ebola Deeply* @Eboladeeply · 14h14 hours ago Fifth Sierra Leone doctor dies from #Ebola; apparent case drop in Liberia; today's #Ebola news summary http://www.eboladeeply.org/articles/2014/ 11/6472/ebola-executive-summary-1104/ … *Times LIVE* ‏@TimesLIVE 2m2 minutes ago Hunger crashes *Ebola* fences http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/ 11/05/hunger-crashes-ebola-fences … [image: Embedded image permalink] 3 hours ago *BBC Africa* ‏@BBCAfrica 3h3 hours ago A Sierra Leonean mortuary worker on the dangerous and often thankless task of preparing *Ebola* vict... more »

The Rise of the Comedians

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 17 hours ago
Comedy might not be new rock 'n' roll (again), but - if this is the right word - it seems more relevant now than it has been for many a year. Or, to be more precise, its professional practitioner: the comedian. We live in times where spats between Frankie Boyle and Nigel Farage make the headlines, where Russell Brand's dalliances with radical politics are the occasion for slots on *Newsnight* and long think pieces in the *London Review of Books*. Where sexist "comedian" Dapper Laughs is an object of public concern for all the wrong reasons. In Italy they've gone even further - not ... more »

The Illegal Drug That Could Help Ease Anxiety About Death

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*April M. Short* - A new study looks at MDMA for treating anxiety related to life-threatening illness. The post The Illegal Drug That Could Help Ease Anxiety About Death appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- November 11, 2014 (Evenig Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to China's President Xi Jinping (R) during a meeting after participating in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing November 11, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon *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... more »

Veterans Day 2014

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 17 hours ago
They go to fight for freedom, but they are dying for conquest !!! (War Is a Racket) (the arms industry) (permanent war economy) (list of arms manufacturers) (military industrial complex)

The Dietary habits of Otto von Bismarck

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 17 hours ago
What Bismarck ate at the Siege of Paris (1870) : Bismarck's secretary, Dr Moritz Busch, who kept a detailed account of the great man's tabletalk, reveals that when he was not throwing out brutally cynical observations on how to deal with France, or complaining at his treatment by Moltke and the King, or discoursing on the joys of hunting in his native Pomerania, conversation tended to revolve around the theme of food. At length the Iron Chancellor would propound to his court his special recipes for roast oysters; grumble that once upon a time he could devour eleven hard-boiled eggs... more »

Videos On Pakistan's Nukes, Pakistan's Rivalry With India, And Pakistan's Support For The Taliban In Afghanistan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 17 hours ago
*Pakistan's Nukes* *Video Title: Pakistan: The Nightmare Scenario. Date Published: November 6, 2011.* *Video Title: Targeting Pakistani Nukes: 'Don't Mess With Us.' Source: Salwa Khan. Date Published: May 22, 2009. Description: * Air Commodore Khalid Banuri from the Strategic Plans Division that controls the nuclear button in Pakistan issues a warning to foreign powers contemplating targeting Pakistan's strategic arsenal. This is a rare public appearance, in an interview with Ahmed Quraishi done in December 2007, when the US media launched its most virulently anti-Pakistan campaig... more »

Angel Flight and a Soldier's Memoir...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 18 hours ago
God bless our veterans. *A Soldier's Memoir*

Civil Liberties: “The Devil’s Bargain: The Illusion of a Trouble-Free Existence in the American Police State”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“The Devil’s Bargain: The Illusion of a Trouble-Free * *Existence in the American Police State”* By John W. Whitehead “Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers’ enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus an... more »

Satire: "Country on Wrong Track, Say People Who Did Not Vote"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Country on Wrong Track, * *Say People Who Did Not Vote"* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— "The United States of America is on the wrong track and no one is taking action to fix it, says a broad majority of registered voters who did not vote last Tuesday. According to a new survey, anger, frustration, and a pervasive view that the nation is moving in a fatal direction dominated the mood of those who were doing something other than voting on Election Day. Exit polls involving election non-participants took place as they left malls, nail salons, gyms, and other locat... more »

90 MILLION Taxpayer dollars misapropriated by Canadian gov. to "fight" ISIS in Iraq

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
* 90 Million, likely understated, and still counting taxpayer dollars* As of October 30/14 the US *acknowledged* spending at least 1 Billion misappropriated US taxpayer dollars to "fight" ISIS in Iraq Cost of War on ISIS- 1 Billion dollars and counting, expanding, consuming, growing! This has just gotta have the military industrial complex/banking scum rejoicing? These are the numbers for the US. *When I get a hold of some Canadian figures I will put them here too!* *Today I came across the Canadian figures *and as expected they are about 1/10 of the US figures- which makes them eq... more »

Defeated Tea Party Congressman Kerry Bentivolio Is Very Bitter Towards The GOP Establishment

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
No one can ever accuse me of having ever said anything good about one-term Republican soon-to-be ex-Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, a Michigan teabagger. (Here's proof.) A reindeer farmer and Santa Claus actor tainted with some crooked business dealings, Bentivolio became an accidental congressman when his predecessor, Thaddeus McCotter was busted in an electoral fraud case and was forced to resign from Congress and end his campaign for another term. Bentivolio soon found himself in Congress, where he was out of his depth and unable to cope. He tried aping Justin Amash's principled... more »

Government Explained

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- November 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Military trucks are seen through a car window as they drive along a road on the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in Makiivka (Makeyevka) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev *Ukraine Says Rebels Get Reinforcements, Shelling Batters Truce -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Kiev accused separatists of preparing for renewed conflict in east Ukraine on Tuesday by bringing in "Russian mercenaries" and rearming as heavy shelling increased strains on a crumbling ceasefire. In Berlin, the European Union's foreign affairs chie... more »

Donor Beware: Ottawa Senators' Fake Clinic Charity Re-Visited

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 18 hours ago
'Tis the (ever earlier) season when you'll be hit up by various good causes. In light of the revelation that unbeknownst to Ontario gamblers they were helping to fund a religious anti-choice fake clinic, let's revisit the grandmother of anti-abortion trickery stories in Canada. I was reminded of it by commenter Sub-Boreal, who reports a similar situation. And it's not just lottery funds that end up funding the fake crisis centres. Example: I was horrified to discover a couple of years ago that my credit union gave a few thousand to a local centre after polling members on how to di... more »

Yesterday’s re-post of an article by Paul Craig Roberts revealed the German people to have finally become so fed up with their “mainstream media’s” repeating blatant lies promulgated by the CIA, that they have stopped buying the print versions and are now even shunning their web sites. In the present re-post PCR exposes the many egregious lies wrapped up in “our” government’s Latest Jobs Report. How much longer will it take for the Americans to catch up with the Germans? PCR: “The propaganda that Americans are fed is more extreme than the propaganda of Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984.”

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 19 hours ago
------------------------------ *More Lies from “Our” Government: The Latest Jobs Report* ------------------------------ November 10, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter More Lies from “Our” Government: The Latest Jobs Report Paul Craig Roberts Just as the German media has destroyed its credibility with lies, the US government is consistently destroying Washington’s credibility both with its own citizens and the rest of the world. Russia and China, the other two significant nuclear powers, no l... more »

“Abenomics” is testing nonsense to destruction

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 19 hours ago
Japan’s irrational terror of “deflation” encouraged Japanese voters to favour Prime Minister Abe’s experiment with “reflation”—an experiment being performed on an unprecedented scale. Economist Ludwig Von Mises used to say trying to “reflate” the money supply after a catastrophic deflation was like reversing your car over someone after just running them down, and thinking that would make them feel better. “Abenomics” is testing that to destruction. Japan is where the Keynesian economic model rubber hit the road. In April 2013, the Bank of Japan announced a staggering $1.4 trillion... more »

How can vets who fight in illegal wars of aggression based on lies be "honored"?

John Friend at The Realist Report - 19 hours ago
How can we, as a country, "honor" American military members who have fought or are currently fighting in illegal wars of aggression based on lies? What "honor" is there in invading and destroying entire countries thousands of miles away from America, murdering millions of people in the process, who pose absolutely no threat to the people of the United States? Since 9/11, American foreign and military policy has essentially consisted of invading, occupying, and destroying a number of formerly sovereign states in the Middle East, which has been justified by a series of egregious and qu... more »

Video Of Kurdish Fighters Rescuing A Trapped Islamic State Commander Goes Viral

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Kobani Fighters Rescue Trapped, Injured ISIS 'Emir'; Video Goes Viral -- IBTimes* A video that shows Kurdish fighters rescuing a senior ISIS commander -- an Emir injured and trapped in a hole inside a building in Kobane -- has gone viral. Despite the inhuman acts in the city of Kobane, the ISIS militant was not only rescued but also taken to a hospital by the Kurdish fighters currently battling the invading ISIS terrorists. In Kobane (also spelled Kobani) the Kurdish fighters have been resisting the ISIS for over 50 days, during which the ISIS fighters have beheaded and brutall... more »

Nov. 11: Avoiding the news....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 19 hours ago
Monday's edition, page A1, has a classic of model of how to tell the news without really telling anything, and putting readers to peaceful slumber at the same time. "Derailment cleanup continues at Moncton's Gordon Yard". It's a very soothing piece of writing that reports a dangerous situation without ever mentioning the dangerous part. We had a derailment of sixteen cars. But only only six were oil cars, loaded with oil sands crude; and only one had a "minor dripping leak" which spilled 40 gallons of oil which were immediately cleaned up In short,. nothing to see here. Keep moving,... more »

Birth Defects in Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 19 hours ago
A recent "commentary" in *The Asahi Shimbun* claims birth defects in Fukushima no greater than anywhere else in Japan: Okazaki, Akiko (2014, November 5). COMMENTARY: Birth defects never increased in Fukushima Prefecture http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/column/AJ201411050012 The rate of birth defects in babies born in Fukushima Prefecture remains no different from the national average even after the nuclear disaster there, says a report recently worked out by a study group of the health ministry.Three surveys have targeted expectant and nursing mothers in Fukushima Prefecture f... more »

The Battle For Kobani -- News Updates November 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*More Than 1,000 Killed In bBttle For Syria's Kobane: Monitor -- Hurriyet Daily News/AFP* More than 1,000 people, mostly jihadists, have been killed in Kobane since the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) launched an offensive on the Syrian town nearly two months ago, a monitor said Nov. 9. ISIL jihadists, who proclaimed a "caliphate" in June straddling territory captured in Iraq and Syria, launched their offensive for the town - also known as Ain al-Arab - in mid-September. "At least 1,013 people have been killed in fighting in Ain al-Arab from the beginning of the offen... more »

9/11 - THE SENSIBLE DOUBT - Danish documentary about 9/11

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
In this Danish documentary architect Jan Utzon, MP Benny Engelbrecht, professor Niels Harrit, airline captain Niels Studstrup, journalist Tommy Hansen and artist Jacob Fuglsang discuss how 'so many things just didn't add up' about this most legendary of Global Psy-Ops. Foreign perspective and culture distance on this most-American of operations is the key ingredient in this short film from Denmark.

Syrian Boy Braves Sniper Fire To Rescue Terrified Girl (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Watch: Syrian 'Hero Boy' Appears To Brave Sniper Fire To Rescue Terrified Girl In Dramatic Video -- The Telegraph* Amateur video which was posted on YouTube by Syrian activists, and which cannot be independently verified, appears to show a young boy braving sniper fire to rescue a terrified girl from under a car A video has emerged purporting to show a young Syrian boy braving heavy sniper fire to make a daring rescue of a small girl frozen with fear under a car. The one-minute clip, posted on the YouTube site of the activist Shaam News Network channel, seems to show a boy of a... more »

Supplemental: Remember that thing from a few weeks ago?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 20 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014We refer to our fund-raising drive:* A few weeks ago, we started our semi-annual fund-raising drive. Then we stopped! Did that make you think it was over? We’ve been a bit under the weather the past few weeks. If you aren’t feeling especially well, an onerous task like a fund-raising drive will be the first thing to go. That said, our fund-raising wasn’t over! In this, the final week of our drive, we’re going to say it once again: If you want to contribute to this site, you can just click here.

和所有為了什麼?

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 21 hours ago
沒有更多的憲法第一修正案,無證從事間諜活動的美國人,公開審判,刑訊逼供提取。

Armistice Day 11/11/14

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 21 hours ago
(Click on the comic strip for a larger view.) In 1959, Pogo creator Walt Kelly wrote: The eleventh day of the eleventh month has always seemed to me to be special. Even if the reason for it fell apart as the years went on, it was a symbol of something close to the high part of the heart. Perhaps a life that stretches through two or three wars takes its first war rather seriously, but I still

Supplemental: Live and direct from Paris, France!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 21 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014The planet’s most foppish person:* Until today, there was still a debate on a very basic question. As of today, that debate has been settled. Rather plainly, Pamela Druckerman is the most foppish person on Earth. As usual, Druckerman’s New York Times column is live and direct from Paris, France, scene of her various conquests and musings. She has lived in Paris for something like a dozen years with her (inevitably) British husband, who doesn’t seem able to spell his own last name. According to the leading authorities, the husband in question—Simon Kuper... more »

New Evidence Puts Man In North America 50,000 Years Ago

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is extremely important and is very welcome here. Obviously if i am arguing for human modernism arising between 30,000 BP and 15000BP, there had to be a human presence however scant outside the continental shelves and it waqs likely in the form of hunting bands just as we today retain the bushmen and could do much more if it made sense. The paper is ten years old but has just come to my attention. This same site has proved conclusive in confirming the comet nature of the Clovis horizon as well and we cover that in a couple of days. *New Evidence Puts Man In North Americ... more »

China's Banks are Getting Ready for a Debt Implosion

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: china explosion] It escapes me as to how that is even possible. Add in Lai Kai Chiang's complete withdrawal from China and it behooves me to not believe anyone else does either. In the meantime, money printing will be needed to sustain the cycle of wealth destruction that is likely now underway. On the other hand, the Chinese have many centuries of playing with fire of this sort so we all may receive a remarkable lesson in currency and credit renewal. Assume today that all the real estate is truly underwater and will take at least a decade to reverse. *China's ... more »

Iran And Russia Agree To The Construction Of Eight Nuclear Reactors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant. (screen capture: YouTube/Nuclear Threat Initiative) *Russia, Iran Sign Nuclear Construction Deal For 8 Units -- RT* Russia is to build eight nuclear power units in Iran, as a new partnership agreement, guaranteed by the IAEA, was signed in Moscow on Tuesday. The head of the Rosatom, Sergey Kirienko, and the chief of the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, signed a series of documents, promoting the links in the field of peaceful application of atomic energy between the countries, RIA Novosti reports. According to the agreement, Russia is t... more »

Hello Again and Again to All That

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 22 hours ago
1914 marks the centennial of the start of World War I, and Armistice Day (or Remembrance Day, or Veterans Day) originally commemorated the Great War's end. Back in January, William Kristol, a zealous and unrepentant warmonger's warmonger, wrote a piece commenting on one of the great war poems, Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est." The results were illuminating – not of the poem, or Owen

Wild Bill: A gift for black people...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 22 hours ago
*you're welcome. *

U.S. Delays Delivery Of U.S. F-16s To Iraq Due To The Islamic State. Iraqi Pilots Will Be Trained In Arizona

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The first Iraqi F-16s were due to be delivered to Balad Airbase earlier in 2014, but the current security sitation in Iraq means they may now remain in the US until 2016. Source: Lockheed Martin *U.S. Delays Delivery Of F-16 Fighter Planes To Iraq -- Wall Street Journal* *Fighting With Islamic State Poses Security Risk* WASHINGTON—The U.S. will delay delivery of F-16 fighter planes to Iraq for security reasons and will instead send them to Arizona, where Iraqi pilots are participating in a U.S.-run training program, the Defense Department said. Originally, the planes were to be d... more »

Wall Street Already Chose New Dem Jim Himes As The Next DCCC Chair... But Will Pelosi Ratify Their Choice?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
Isn't it time for an actual *progressive* DCCC chair? People are starting to care about who Pelosi selects as the next DCCC chair. Given her track record for picking DCCC chairs, she's the last person in the world who should have that task. But Rahm won so many seats, you say? He recruited a pack of anti-working class Blue Dogs, presided over a wave election, and almost all of his awful GOP-voting recruits were subsequently defeated or forced to resign before being defeated. Chris Van Hollen is at least not a Blue Dog or New Dem, but his chairmanship was catastrophic. And then Israel... more »

The Pentagon's Plan To Defeat The Islamic State Is Dependent On Nine Well Equipped And Motivated Iraq Army Brigades

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Tribal fighters take part in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in the town of Amriyat al-Falluja in Anbar province, November 5, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *The Pentagon’s ‘Nine-Brigade Gamble’ On Iraq -- Robert H. Scales, Washington Post* *Robert H. Scales, a retired Army major general, is a former commandant of the U.S. Army War College.* Last Friday, on a dead news night and three days after the election, the White House announced another surge of U.S. troops to Iraq. Why now? Why so many? And are these enough to defeat the Islamic State? The ... more »

What Would Be The Impact On The Islamic State If Its Leader And Founder Is Dead

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*How Much Does ISIS Really Need al-Baghdadi? -- Joshua Keating, Slate * A senior aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a U.S. airstrike over the weekend. There are also some sketchy and unconfirmed reports that Baghdadi himself was injured. The news is striking, in part, because of how rarely we hear anything about al-Baghdadi. When ISIS first swept across Iraq last summer, there were few available photos of him and the scant available biographical information was often contradictory. Now, even after months of intense media scrutiny on the Islamic State... more »

"Kill the Messenger"- The biggest CIA-drug money scandal you never read

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 23 hours ago
*Came across this today* Only excerpting because it's way too long. Click link above for full story Since I am on a kick the banksters to the curb kind of a day- ;) 1st post for today: Banksters: Global Haircuts= Global Plunder. Legalizing the theft of your savings. No honour amongst thieves, they say. And it looks to be true. "With the release of the new Gary Webb film “Kill The Messenger” and the sudden renewed interest in what goes on in that dark underbelly of the US Empire — drug running, money laundering, death squads, assassinations of lives and of reputations — I’m reminde... more »

Death Counts and War Commemoration

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 23 hours ago
Among the various things I’ve read in the run-up to Veterans Day / Remembrance Day is this article by University of Auckland’s Tom Gregory, entitled, “Body Counts Disguise The True Horror of What Wars Do to Bodies”: “Relying on these statistics alone may provide us with a brief glimpse at the suffering of those affected, Continue reading

Speculation Grows That Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Killed In A U.S. Airstrike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The United States cannot yet confirm whether the commender of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Photo courtesy: Youtube) *White House ‘Can’t Confirm’ Status Of ISIS’ Baghdadi -- Al Arabiya* The United States cannot yet confirm whether the commander of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed or wounded in Iraq following an air strike near the city of Falluja, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday, according to Reuters news agency. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes was speaking on... more »

Contaminating The Nation’s Food: GM Food On The Shelves Of UK Supermarkets

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 23 hours ago
Global research, Countercurrents and RINF 11/11/2014 From the USto India, the GMO biotech industry appears to have a ‘contaminate first then push for regulatory authorisation later’ policy. The contamination of our food seems to be a deliberate strategy of the industry [1]. In the UK, there is a multi-pronged approach to try to get GM food onto the nation’s plates. The majority of the British public who express a view on GM food do not want it [2]. However, we are experiencing a consistent drive to distort the debate over the GM issue, hijack institutions, co-opt so-called ‘public... more »

It's the Stupidity, Stupid

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
It's that time of the season again for Democrats to defend the kludgey Affordable Care Act against the predations of the corrupt Supreme Court and the nefarious Republicans, who'd rather see one rich plutocrat thrive than have millions of regular folks enter for a chance to barely survive in the for-profit health insurance sweepstakes. The latest round in Good Cop-Bad Cop kabuki involves the Supremes gratuitously deciding to take up a case involving the confusing state exchanges. One lower federal court recently decided that resident-consumers of states embracing the federal exchang... more »

Blocking Navy Base Destruction Gate on Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The peace delegation of nine people from the Puget Sound region of Washington State has arrived in Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea to protest the construction of a Navy base for US warships. Soon after arriving they joined the daily destruction gate blockade. Jung Joo writes: Our friends, Fr. Bix and a buddist monk Gilberto came to visit again and brought their friends this time. They had awaited to visit Gangjeong again since their last visit in the fall of 2013. Fr. Bix couldn't make it this September for the Catholic conference because of his health issue. He h... more »

U.S. Troops Return To Iraq's Anbar Province

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*US Troops Arrive In Iraq's Anbar Province Amid ISIS Fight -- FOX News* A team of about 50 military personnel are visiting a U.S. military airbase in Iraq’s Anbar province after President Obama authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 more American troops to bolster Iraqi forces in the region in the fight against the Islamic State. A Defense Department spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that the group was visiting the Al-Asad Air Base to “conduct a site survey of facilities for potential future use as an advise and assist operation location in support of Iraq Security Forces.” Th... more »

Thanks again everyone!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
*Least we forget!*

IMITATIONS OF NEWS: The economy!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014Part 2—Democrats, losing elections:* The foppistry of our upper-end press corps almost defies description. On Sunday, Margaret Sullivan tackled the problem in her New York Times public editor column. Responding to complaints from readers, rolling her eyes at the Times’ “Wealth” section, Sullivan asked executive editor Dean Baquet to describe the typical Times reader. According to Sullivan, Baquet responded like this: SULLIVAN (11/9/14): I asked the executive editor, Dean Baquet, whom he has in mind when he directs coverage and priorities. *“I think of T... more »

The Spiritual Secrets of Sound

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jennifer Sodini* - The importance of sound, frequency, and vibration has been understood by many mystery schools... The post The Spiritual Secrets of Sound appeared first on Waking Times.

Microorganism-rich Soil as an Essential Part of the Food Supply

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video -* Fred Kirschenmann discusses the importance of healthy, microorganism-rich soil as part of a sustainable and safer food supply. The post Microorganism-rich Soil as an Essential Part of the Food Supply appeared first on Waking Times.

"Net neutrality" is just another communist plot

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Barack Obama has endorsed some rather specific steps towards establishing bizarre principles that have been called "net neutrality". *Mr Obama is a U.S. citizen who contributed his opinion about this fad. FCC, the independent communications regulatory agency, promised not to discard this video diatribe and to add Mr Obama's rant in the queue behind 4,000,000 opinions of other citizens. FCC produced another proof that Mr Obama is not being ignored.* Ten years ago or so, I didn't know what the concept coined in 2003 was supposed to mean. A staunchly left-wing colleague whom I won't ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Apec Summit Backs Beijing Roadmap To Vast Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area -- The Guardian* *China’s Xi Jinping calls Apec endorsement of US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership a ‘historic step’* The Apec summit has endorsed a Beijing-backed route towards a vast free trade area in the region, its host Xi Jinping said on Tuesday, calling it a “historic” step. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting also saw a flurry of diplomatic activity, with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin – often criticised by the west – meeting his US counterpart, Barack Obama, and, separately, the Austra... more »

Top Most Censored in Indian country Nov. 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Vicam Yaqui Traditinal Authority organizes water rights resistance Photo Brenda Norrell Sonora, Mexico Water rights protests: Navajo, Paiute, and Yaqui in Sonora/ Censored News By Brenda Norrell Censored News Here's the top Most Censored issues in Indian country: Theft of Indian water rights by non-Indian attorneys, Congressmen and corrupt tribal officials This is why we need more

Treating My Daughter's Severe Eczema

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
I was given a sample of Cheryl Lee MD creams to test. I was not compensated for this post and I am posting because I truly loved the results. The before and after shots tell the story. I remember the first time we brought my daughter to visit Utah during the dry, cold winter. We had problems with her skin in Texas, but I could usually manage them and had a steroid cream for when I couldn't. We were in Utah for all of three days when her skin was so bright red and hot to the touch that she could barely stand to be touched. We raced her to the hospital where the flabbergasted doctor ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China's J-31 fifth-generation fighter jet. (Internet photo) *China's Massive Military Machine Goes On Show -- CNN* Zhuhai, China (CNN) -- All nations that hold large, aerospace expositions are on some level hoping that they will create the impression they have a modern industrial complex that puts them into the exclusive "club" of nations that build their own planes -- or at least some of the important components that go into them. Most of the air shows in the international calendar -- Le Bourget in France, Singapore, Dubai, Farnborough -- follow this template and they are commerc... more »

Poor Diet Changes DNA, Causes Lasting Damage to Immune System

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Mae Chan* - While we may be familiar with the dangers of eating too much processed foods, they may be more damaging to our health than previously thought... The post Poor Diet Changes DNA, Causes Lasting Damage to Immune System appeared first on Waking Times.

Iran’s Policy In Syria and Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
In 2011 when protests started in Syria Iran came to the aid of Bashar al-Assad’s government. It didn’t trust the armed forces so it helped create paramilitary groups to break up the protests and then battle the rebels. As the war intensified Iran brought in militias from Iraq, took over military strategy, and sent in not only its own advisers and fighters, but also those from Lebanon’s Hezbollah. Iran is following almost the exact same script in Iraq today to counter the insurgency after it launched its summer offensive in 2014. In both Syria and Iraq the Iranians came to rely ... more »

11.11: honour the dead by committing to peace

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Robert Fisk, in *The Independent*: But as the years passed, old Bill Fisk became very ruminative about the Great War. He learned that Haig had lied, that he himself had fought for a world that betrayed him, that 20,000 British dead on the first day of the Somme – which he mercifully avoided because his first regiment, the Cheshires, sent him to Dublin and Cork to deal with another 1916 "problem" – was a trashing of human life. In hospital and recovering from cancer, I asked him once why the Great War was fought. "All I can tell you, fellah," he said, "was that it was a great waste."... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'I am Dekanawida'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
I AM DEKANAWIDA Posted on November 9, 2014 This important story is being republished. Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Feb. 23, 2014/Nov. 9, 2014. Our messenger, Dekanawida, told us this story about the White, Red and Black Serpents just before he left us. Dekanawida referred to them as serpents because they slither underneath society. Wampum #1: “I am Dekanawida. With the

Armistice Day - A War Time Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Token Exchange from aaron matthews on Vimeo. In 1964, Paul Joyce narrowly avoided the Vietnam War draft. Just how close he came is the surprising, surreal story of Token Exchange – a wry narrative collage illuminating our military, bureaucracy, and the adage that timing is everything.

Britain Remembers The Servicemen Who Have Died In Conflicts Since The Start Of The First World War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Servicemen walk through each of the 888,245 blooms, which represents a British or Colonial military death during the First World War *The Last Of The Poppies Is Planted: Thousands Flock To Tower Of London To See Teenage Cadet Put The Final Ceramic Flower In Place As The Nation Falls Silent To Remember Britain's War Dead -- Daily Mail* * The final poppy - the 888,246th - was planted at the Tower of London by cadet Harry Hayes, 13, this morning * He collected the flower from memorial artist Paul Cummins before marching through the crimson carpet of poppies * Tens of thousands flocked ... more »

Banksters: Global Haircuts= Global Plunder. Legalizing the theft of your savings.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*It's coming*. I told you all about it back in 2013. Remember Cyprus? Remember no more bailouts? Just bail ins or "haircuts" *Fresh labels don't change the agenda.* *And the Agenda is stealing your money, my money, everybody's money*. *Or, if you prefer, the scum at the top will suck up all the money from below. * *It will all be made nice and legal because the bankster scum is busily making new laws to loot, rob, pillage and plunder your savings.* The stench of bankster thievery was entrenched in the 2013 Canadian budget. Readers were informed at that time, this was not limited to Canad... more »

UNHCR: 13.6 Million Displaced By Wars In Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani sit in front of their tents in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, October 5, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Umit Bektas *U.N. Says 13.6 Million Displaced By Wars In Iraq And Syria -- Reuters* (Reuters) - About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, many without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency said UNHCR on Tuesday. Amin Awad, UNHCR's director for the Middle East and North Africa, said the world was becoming numb to th... more »

U.S. Pilots: China's J-31 Can Beat American Jets In A Dogfight

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A J-31 stealth fighter of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force is seen during a test flight ahead of the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, November 10, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Alex Lee *'Stolen' J-31 Can Beat American Jets In Dogfight, Says US Pilot -- Want China Times* The J-31, China's second fifth-generation stealth fighter designed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, is capable of outperforming all US fourth-generation fighters in aerial combat, according to a US fighter pilot cited in our sister newspaper Want Dail... more »

Illinois Board of Education Lies to Parents to Protect Common Core Tests

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Fearful that the remaining walls of the Common Core house of cards are about to float to the floor, the liars in charge at the Illinois Board of Education are trying to pass down their fear to parents by concocting an outrageous lie regarding phony federal requirements that don't exist. As Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois State Board of Education continue to tussle over whether CPS students will take a new Common Core-aligned standardized test this spring, ISBE is telling parents that federal law prohibits them from opting their children out of the controversial test. That’s... more »

Veteran's Day

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago

Which Corrupt Party Establishment Fights For Nothing And Stands For Nothing Except Staying In Power?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The ugly, happy faces of political dysfunction in New York: Skelos and Cuomo Saturday we looked at the fallout from Andrew Cuomo's treachery in regard to Bronx state Senator Jeffrey Klein, leader of the small faction of right-wing fake Democrats who work with the New York GOP to keep the state Senate a conservative force. Cuomo, who wants to run for president if Hillary drops out, would be an ultimate banner bearer for the Republican wing of the Democratic Party: liberalish on most social issues, a shill for Wall Street and Big Business on anything and everything fiscal. Yesterday, t... more »

Join Boulder CMAS Protest November 13-14

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
The protests will be held on November 13th and 14th outside Fairview on the Ultimate Frisbee Field. In case of inclement weather, the protests will be moved to an indoor location. It may be a little cold so be sure to dress warmly. Download and sign the letter here.

Financial realm news of note ( November 11 , 2014 ) - Yen moves following latest political news out of Japan , China currency swap / trade with Russia / yuan related articles of note , Russia related non dollar items of note , gold looming large in plans of Russia and China !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Zero Hedge [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Bank of England Fires Chief FX Dealer Participating In Currency-Rigging ScandalSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 11/12/2014 - 07:26 As expected, the stench in market rigging, be it Libor, FX, gold or anything else, goes to the very top... Tweets.... *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 1h1 hour ago Yen Plunges To Fresh 7 Year Lows On New Reuters "Leak" http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-11/yen-plunges-fresh-7-year-lows-new-reuters-leak … zerohedge Yen Plunges To Fresh 7 Year Lows On New Reuters "Leak" With the bond market closed today due ... more »

Wrapping Up Anthony Cody’s Analysis of the Gates Foundation’s Reform Failure

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
A common theme runs throughout Anthony Cody’s The Educator and the Oligarch. The Gates Foundation has treated teachers and students as lab rats. Their risky experiments have failed. But, the corporate reformers who remain so committed to holding educators accountable, measuring up to their metrics, refuse to face objective facts and hold themselves accountable. The […]

China Unveils Its Newest Sophisticated Stealth Fighter Jet At The China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A J-31 stealth fighter of Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force is seen during a test flight ahead of the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, November 10, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Lee *China Unveils Sophisticated Stealth Fighter Aircraft -- Reuters* (Reuters) - China unveiled a sophisticated new stealth fighter jet at an air show on Tuesday, a show of muscle during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama for an Asia-Pacific summit. China hopes the much-anticipated J-31 stealth aircraft, developed by the Aviation Industry Corp of ... more »

Remembrance Day 2014

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
http://veteransday-pictures.com/ We have become mesmerized by bad behaviour. Michael den Tandt writes that honour is is short supply these days: Honour is AWOL, missing without leave, in the case of the famous Toronto radio host now accused of serially assaulting at least nine women. Jian Ghomeshi has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime. The allegations against him have not been tested in court. But setting aside the outcome of the police investigation, it is clear from multiple accounts that Ghomeshi ran CBC Radio’s... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Duck Dynasty’s Alan Robertson: Bible Should Be Taught in Public Schools* Duck Dynasty’s beardless and eldest son, Alan Robertson, said the Bible should be taught in the public schools because it used to be required of earlier generations of students, particularly at even the higher-level Ivy League universities, and because America’s Founders believed society and its laws could function properly only when citizens had a solid “understanding of God’s truth and His Word.” Al Robertson, who is an ordained minister, also said the “creation narrative” in the Bible should be taught alo... more »

Obama And Putin: The Odd Coupole At The APEC Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L), arrives with his Chinese and Russian counterparts, Xi Jinping (R) and Vladimir Putin (C), at the the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center, at Yanqi Lake, in Huairou district of Beijing, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool *Obama And Putin Are Odd Couple At Beijing Summit -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A few brief encounters between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin during an Asia-Pacific summit in China on Tuesday spoke volumes about the chilly state of relations between ... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*The prophecies never stop* *They've got a shiny new model* Global warming caused by greenhouse emissions may slow down before it speeds up again, scientists claim. Man-made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere forms a blanket around Earth, trapping heat and preventing it from escaping back into space, causing temperatures to rise. While this blanket-effect may cause a brief pause, global warming is expected to speed up because of the amount of carbon dioxide that has been emitted into the atmosphere, researchers warn. A team from the University of Washington and the Massachusetts I... more »

Milo Manara – Story of Humanity - warning meat is murder

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
*Story of Humanity* as illustrated (creatively and artistically) by Milo Manara* an Italian comic book writer and artist, best known for his erotic approach to the medium.* Surely, we're better (or worse) than this? and it goes on for another few centuries of debauched, mind-controlled murder, assassination, reprisals, rape and torture. What a shameful legacy we leave.

Missile Defense Agency releases video of Kauai target launch

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
The Missile Defense Agency released video of the Hawaii-based destroyer USS John Paul Jones shooting down a simulated ballistic missile and a "raid" of cruise missile targets Thursday off the coast of Kauai. One short-range ballistic missile target was intercepted by a Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missile, while two low-flying cruise missile targets were engaged by Standard Missile-2 Block IIIA guided missiles nearly simultaneously, the Missile Defense Agency said. The simulated enemy missiles were launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. Read more

The Benefits of Green Tea

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Meme - *Green tea is great for cleansing the body of toxins, increasing metabolism, and has many other health benefits. The post The Benefits of Green Tea appeared first on Waking Times.

The Coase Theorem in Action

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago

"... call it the stupidity of the American voter..."

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
That's one of the main Obamacare architects, Jonathan Gruber, bragging about deceiving the American people, who he says are stupid. Imagine if this had been a Republican saying this, how loud would have been the outcry and how much coverage would it have received on CNBS, the BBC and the other Obama cheer leading channels? But as it's an Obama man, shhh not a word.

The Last Gasp Of The Global Economy

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Sorry my friends... I thought I had reposted this out from Transpicuous News when I published it last week..... apparently the internet fooled me again, lol. D http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-last-gasp-of-global-economy.html The Last Gasp Of The Global Economy Brandon Smith of Alt Market summarizes the current global financial situation with a clarity and conciseness that is hugely lacking in the world of financial rose-coloured-glasses wearers. The desperate trumpeting of the Main Scream Media contains a definitive shrill tone of panic that belies their plasti... more »

US Navy's eighth Independence-variant LCS christened

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: USS Montgomery (LCS 8) christened]The US Navy's eighth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) has been christened USS Montgomery (LCS 8) at Austal's mobile shipyard in Alabama, US. The vessel, which is the second Independence-variant LCS being christened by Austral this year, is part of a $3.5bn navy contract to construct and deliver ten more LCSs to join USS Independence (LCS 2), which was commissioned in January 2010. As part of the LCS programme, Austal has collaborated with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for the design, integration and testing of ... more »

Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile Demonstrated by Chinese Military

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: CX-1 Hypersonic Missile]The Chinese military is showing off its new supersonic missile. A video on China’s state-run CCTV shows warships destroying target ships with the CX-1 Ramjet Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile. The CCTV video shows several launches of what it alleges are the CX-1 missiles, including vertical and horizontal launches. The video also shows the missiles arc, then move to strike their targets horizontally. Launch cycles shown in the video appear to line up with military advertisements for the Chinese CX-1. The missiles seen in video stills from the test ... more »

Reutech unveils new unmanned ground vehicle, Super Rogue 3 turret

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: B-Cat UGV]Reutech has unveiled its new B-Cat unmanned ground vehicle, armed with a 12.7 mm machinegun, and Super Rogue 3 weapons turret, armed with a 20 mm cannon and four missiles. The 3x3 B-Cat vehicle can be remotely operated at distance of up to 5 km and is designed for things like perimeter control. It can be armed with a 12.7 mm Browning machinegun but the armed version is still being finalised. The vehicle was displayed at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in September with a mast-mounted Reutech radar and day sights, but can be fitted with other sight... more »

JY-26 phased array radar to feature at Zhuhai Airshow

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: JY-26 phased array radar]One of the highlights at the upcoming Zhuhai Airshow will be a new phased array radar designed to detect and track stealth aircraft such as America's F-22 fighter jet, reports Huanqiu, the Chinese-language website of China's nationalistic Global Times tabloid. The JY-26 phased array radar, co-developed by the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology, also known as the 14th Institute, will be on display at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai commencing Tuesday. Other top attractions at China's largest ai... more »

The Big Banks: Fraud, LIBOR, FOREX, Money Laundering, Ponzi schemes.....

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-big-banks-fraud-libor-forex-money.html The Big Banks: Fraud, LIBOR, FOREX, Money Laundering, Ponzi schemes..... Just to give you a hint at why Transpicuous News episode 3 is delayed.... I mean, beyond the fact that I'm having technical issues with the screen shots and the green screen, lol. THIS is what I've been digging into for the past week..... and this is just 2013.... SOME of 2013. So far for 2014, including lawsuits, penalties, fines and settlements, for Libor, Forex rigging, gross negligence, fraudulent business practices (... more »

Stennis ready to go after completing sea trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: USS John C. Stennis]USS John C. Stennis became fully certified for operations after completing a six-day sea trial and returning home Monday to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. During sea trials, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier tested its equipment and emergency protocols, performed high-power turns, ran damage-control drills and acclimated new crew members to life at sea. The trials were the last phase of a 16-month, $240 million maintenance period, called a docking planned incremental availability, that included 10 months in dry dock. Read more

Chinese Carrier Fighter Now In Serial Production

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: J-15 Flying Shark]China has put the Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark carrier-borne multirole fighter into serial production, with at least eight production examples known to be flying already. This is in addition to the six J-15 prototypes, some of which conducted carrier trials on board China’s refurbished former Soviet Kuznetsov-class carrier, Liaoning. Undated photos published on Chinese online forums in October showed J-15s bearing the tail numbers 107 and 108 operating from an undisclosed airfield in China. Read more

Test of Indo-Israel warship missile system successful

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
There is finally some hope for frontline Indian warships being commissioned without an adequate "area defence weapon" to guard against enemy aircraft, drones, missiles and helicopters. The long-range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM) system, being developed by DRDO and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) with an interception range of 70 km, was finally tested for the first time on Monday after a long delay. The defence ministry said the LR-SAM's "hot test" against a flying target was "successfully" conducted in Israel in the presence of DRDO chief Avinash Chander, IAI president Jose... more »

Pentagon seeks aircraft-based drones for future missions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Drone from aicraft]The Pentagon is looking for ways to base multiple unmanned drones aboard larger aircraft, from which the drones will depart and return after they fly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in hard-to-reach areas, according to a new request from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The request for information released over the weekend seeks drones that would be based on larger aircraft, such as B-52 or B-1 bombers or C-130 transport planes, to cite a few examples. The smaller drones would then fly from the larger planes, co... more »

Talks on nuclear waste storage at Chapelcross

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
Chapelcross Three public meetings are to be held on proposals that could lead to radioactive waste from nuclear subs being stored at Chapelcross. The submarine dismantling project team will be in Annan’s Victoria Halls on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29, and on Thursday, January 15. Chapelcross’ own nuclear rods were removed last year after a major defuelling project and the site is currently being decommissioned. Read more

Foreign submarine in Sweden was 'likely'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: The Swedish army staged a large military operation around islands off capital Stockholm]A foreign vessel was 'likely' in Swedish waters last month, according to a source close to the Swedish military's investigation. The incident has was ranked as one of the most high risk potential military encounters between Russia and the west in a report released on Monday. An unnamed source speaking to the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper said the Swedish military believed it was "likely" that foreign underwater activity had taken place and classified the case accordingly, in the second most ... more »

Happy Veterans Day

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

How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This snapshot is interesting because it is the picture of a true revolution. Everyone who cooperated with the regime paid and lost huge privilege. And of course it is never fair and mostly good people pay for the crimes of the handful who abused power. It is something to remember whenever a revolution does take place. The problem is that decisions must be made affecting huge numbers of people and it is never fair. essentially the old firm got shuttered and it was so large that complete chaos ensued. We who watched it from afar had little sense of how it all came about but... more »

Virgin Galactic to keep flying; 2nd vehicle 65% complete

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
The sad loss of a space craft is the price we pay. The good news is that the loss was not a fundamental flaw but a secondry effect easily prevented i am sure. They will be flying again soonest as well. I do like the configuration but would like to see a work up on a much larger system to see if it remains feasible. *Virgin Galactic to keep flying; 2nd vehicle 65% complete* *November 4, 2014 by Michael Belfiore Leave a Comment* *Virgin Galactic released a statement this morning vowing to complete the second spaceship that is already more than half ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Big, beautiful NGC 5584 is more that 50,000 light-years across and lies 72 million light-years away toward the constellation Virgo. The winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 5584 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Home to some 250 Cepheid variable stars and a recent Type Ia supernova explosion, key objects for astronomical distance determinations, NGC 5584 is one of 8 galaxies used in a new study that includes additional... more »

"A Riddle"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "A Riddle..."* “This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins towns, And beats high mountain down.” - One of Gollum’s riddles for Bilbo in “The Hobbit,” by JRR Tolkein. • Answer: Time

"The Human Condition"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Human Condition"* by Meanings of Life "Man remains largely unknown of himself. What are we, in our innermost recesses, behind our names and our conventional opinions? What are we behind the things we do in our lives, behind what we see in others and what others see in us, or even behind things science says we are? Is man the crazy being about whom Carl Gustav Jung spoke ironically, when he demanded a man to treat? Is man the Dr. Jerkyll that contains in himself a criminal Mister Hyde, and more than a personality, and contradictory feelings? Are we the result of our dreams, as... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Paulo Coelho, “Satan Sells Used Objects”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Satan Sells Used Objects”* by Paulo Coelho “Needing to adapt to the new times, Satan decided to get rid of a whole lot of his stock of temptations. He placed an ad in the newspaper and attended his customers all day in his workshop. It was a fantastic stock: stones for the virtuous to stumble over, mirrors for increasing one’s self-importance, and spectacles that reduced the importance of others. Some objects hanging on the wall drew a lot of attention: a dagger with a curved blade to be used on someone’s back, and tape-recorders that registered only gossip and lies. “Don’t worr... more »

Is The West About To Use The Oil Weapon Against Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Cheap Oil Will Win New Cold War With Putin - Just Ask Reagan -- Yahoo News/The Telegraph* The son of President Ronald Reagan says the world should learn from his father's secret deal with Saudi Arabia to drive down oil to end the Cold War and stop Vladimir Putin in his tracks. Mikhail Gorbachev believes the world is on the brink of a new Cold War. If so, this new clash between East and West will be settled in the same way as the last one, which ended with the collapse of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. However, it wasn’t political ideology, the failure of Mr Gorbachev’s so called ... more »

Chet Raymo, “On Being Good”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“On Being Good”* by Chet Raymo “Several years ago, I attended a seminar on the foundations of ethical systems. The participants quoted Plato, Jesus, Heidegger, and a host of other authorities; they trotted out every philosophical and theological reason why we can or should be good. Of course, prominent among the arguments was that old canard: Without the promise of eternal salvation or the threat of damnation, we would all be scoundrels. No one mentioned that we are first of all biological creatures with an evolutionary history, and that altruism, aggression, fidelity, promiscuity... more »

Ecolissa Chunky Infinity Scarf - Review and Giveaway

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
When the weather gets chilly, I enjoy something warm around my neck. The trouble with most scarves is that they don't seem to stay in place and, for me, they are hard to tie properly to ensure continued warmth. [image: Ecolissa Chunky Infinity Scarf - Review and Giveaway]*Chunky Infinity Scarf by Ecolissa *I was invited to try a beautiful Sky Blue Chunky Infinity Scarf by Ecolissa. Using 70% acrylic and 30% recycled polyester, these vegan scarves are handmade in the USA. As you might guess from the name, the scarf is one continuous loop ... so no hassle with tying or getting it to ... more »

HALLS OF AMENTI PORTAL – Sirian High Council

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Divine Union by Russian Artist Vladimir Kush http://sacredascensionmerkaba.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/halls-of-amenti-portal-sirian-high-council/ *HALLS OF AMENTI PORTAL – Sirian High Council* channeled by Annamerkaba November 10, 2014 Gaia’s entrance into the photonic belt of light, has brought the advancement of mankinds civilization. And as such, interdisciplinary motions from the intergalactic committee, to take action in finding the resolution to common issues of representation of human beings who dwell on GAIA, and their entrance into the Halls of Amenti has been put into effect. ... more »

Ukraine On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An exchange office worker changes numbers indicating the conversion rates outside a currency exchange office in central Kiev November 10, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Gleb Garanich *Ukraine's Currency Plunges As Ceasefire Fears Grow -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukraine's currency lost nearly 5 percent of its value on Monday after a weekend that saw the heaviest shelling in a month hit the main rebel stronghold in the east and signs that Moscow had dispatched troops and tanks to reinforce separatists. The prospect that a two-month-old ceasefire could collapse and all-out war return to eastern ... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Instructions are given to all Cosmic Attendants and Cosmic Communications channels regarding pending planetary changes on the "mass" scale

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Instructions are given to all Cosmic Attendants and Cosmic Communications channels regarding pending planetary changes on the "mass" scale* by ÉirePort Instructions are given to all Cosmic Attendants and Cosmic Communications channels regarding pending planetary changes on the "mass" scale. Fetterances come loose as instructions are received, and all participants clarify in their messages to Hue-manity and hu-manity segments. Light channels clear. Light channelers clear. Gaia inhabitants clear, whether conscious of Higher Realms or not. Fascinations diminish grand-ly and are see... more »

Prancing horses and candy apples - a traditional Nicaraguan "hipico"

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 day ago
Enjoy this little sample of Nicaraguan culture, my video of the *hipico *held yesterday in the streets of Managua not far from our house in the Bolonia district. Apparently the display of dancing horses has become associated with celebrations in August that recognize Managua's patron saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman. But this is November, and I never could find anyone who could explain why there was a dancing-horse parade on at this particular time. But what the heck. It was pretty cool to watch, and never mind that events started about two hours late and the light was fa... more »

Mike De Jong Prays For the Gods To Help Make BC LNG A Reality

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*"Minister Mike De Jong quipped upon getting the benevolence of the Indian Gods of LNG, to boost B.C.’ dream of becoming an economic powerhouse"* * http://www.asianpacificpost.com/article/6482-bc-hopes-%E2%80%98gods-lng%E2%80%99-will-be-kind-india.html* * __________* *Written by Grant G * *So this is what the BC Liberal Government calls their new innovative strategy for success in LNG, praying for god to help frac the bejesus out of British Columbia..* One would think seeing a provincial government pray for success just might set off alarm bells with our mainstream media, appa... more »

After Two Days Of Talks, No Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) shake hands as Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi (2nd R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton watch in Muscat, Oman, Nov. 9, 2014. *Iran Nuclear Talks End With No Deal -- Al Jazeera* *Two days of talks in Oman end with no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a November 24 deadline for an agreement.* Iran, the United States and the European Union ended two days of high-level talks on Tehran's nuclear programme on Monday with no immediate sign they had bridged gaps ahead of a November 24 deadline for an agr... more »

Keenan working for the Cabal Part-II The Fraudulent Bond Scheme & Fools' Gold.

Amin Fasei at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 1 day ago
by GrandeLander (- 2014/09/11, revised 2014/11/9, edited 2014/11/11) *Editor Note: Denise & Jean Haines were not involved in writing this article. Anyone especially Keenan,insisting otherwise is a plain liar.They were mentioned as proofs of being scammed by Keenan, Drake & Co. Their honesty and willingness to assist in the global quest to free humanity from the Kabal's death grip on the global economy and society, were taken advantage of. Their integrity, mass appeal, credible blogging records and humanity work were precisely what Drake & Keenan lack, to make their Mass Decept... more »

Your Supreme thug-justices at play: Looks like the new Republican Congress will get to write its own health-care plan (if any) after all

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Ken* One vaguely positive spin that might be put on the Supreme Court thug-justices' Friday announcement of their intention to gut the Affordable Act is that they chose to *give us* advance notice, rather than just springing it on us. (As the NYT's Adam Liptak reported, "The case is likely to be argued in February or March, and a decision will probably arrive in June, three years after the court ruled that Congress had acted constitutionally in enacting the law." And for the possible consequences of a wrong Supreme Court decision, see Igor Volsky's ThinkProgress post, "Here I... more »

No Chinese Critics Allowed In The US Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* U.S. Navy Capt. James Fanell, Director, Intelligence and Information Operations. U.S. Navy file photo *Senior Intel Officer Removed After Controversial Comments On China -- Navy Times* A senior Navy intelligence leader whose provocative comments this year about Chinese bellicosity stirred an international controversy has been shelved in the wake of an investigation into his conduct, Navy Times has learned. Capt. James Fanell, the director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been removed from that position by PACFLT boss Adm. Harry Harris... more »

Thorne Dreyer : PODCAST | Cesar Chavez biographer Miriam Powell with poet-critic Gregg Barrios

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Gregg Barrios, a veteran of the original Rag, moderated a conversation with author Miriam Powell at the 2014 Texas Book Festival. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2014 Our guests featured on this Rag Radio podcast … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *PODCAST* | Cesar Chavez biographer Miriam Powell with poet-critic Gregg Barrios

President Obama Does Not Impress The Chinese

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Gum-Chewing, Limo-Eschewing Obama Riles Some Chinese -- USA Today* BEIJING — Ahead of an economic summit in Beijing, billed as the biggest international event in the Chinese capital since the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, authorities demanded that residents brush up their typically brusque manners. The Communist Party launched a six-month campaign to make Beijingers behave in a more civilized fashion to welcome the world. Turns out the rude one, in the eyes of some Chinese Internet users, was the most prominent guest. Live television coverage on China's top state-run channel Monday ... more »

Russia's New Military Doctrine Will Designate The U.S. And NATO As Threats Or Adversaries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping talk as they depart the APEC Summit family photo, in Beijing November 10, 2014. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) *Putin Builds China Links As Ties With West Fray -- Financial Times* When Vladimir Putin met China’s president Xi Jinping, a memorandum of understanding for a second massive gas supply deal caught most of the attention. For the Russian president, the deal may be less appealing for its commercial benefits than its ability to advance the larger goal of cementing ties with its eastern neighbour. According to Russi... more »

"Trying to Please Others, Living for Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Trying to Please Others, Living for Ourselves"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We may not realize until we are adults that we are living our life to make our parents happy. Most of us come to a point in our lives when we question why we are doing what we are doing, and many of us come to realize that we may be living our lives in an effort to make our parents happy. This realization can dawn when we are in our 20s, our 40s, or even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. We may feel shocked or depressed by this information, but we can trust ... more »

Carl Sagan and Reflections on the Significance of IR

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
I was remiss yesterday in failing to note that November 9, 2014 would have been Carl Sagan’s 80th birthday. For a former astrophysicist such as myself, it is an opportunity for reflection on the significance of what we do in the study and practice of international relations. Sagan was a masterful communicator of important scientific Continue reading

Haiti--2014

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 1 day ago
John A Carroll shared a link. 2 hrs · Haiti--2014 Father Andre is the soothing force in northern Haiti. His announcements after Mass are the social media equivalent of Twitter but are much more important. Haitian officials request tourists but for... BLOGS.PJSTAR.COM LikeLike · · Share - [image: John A Carroll]

No. They Didn't Fight for our Freedoms.

Catelli at Not Quite Unhinged - 1 day ago
On Remembrance Day, Canadians come together to honour our fellow countrymen and women who have sacrificed for the sake of our freedom and way of life. Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer This trope that Canadian soldiers have fought and sacrificed for Canadian freedoms is so common we accept it without any thought. It's part of our lore now, and it is regularly trotted out as a reminder to

Ryan Wood and the Majestic Documents

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
In the interest of fairness, and remember this is my blog so that I get to decide what is fair and what is not, I mention that I have been in communication with Ryan Wood, which is to say, he emailed me. He pointed out that the documents under discussion have been on his website www.majesticdocuments.com and that these specific documents can be found at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/official.documents.nara.php. In the email he argues, “I don’t think a it has any bearing (positive or negative) on “Operation Majestic-12”; the right hand was not talking to the left hand (which wa... more »

Who Remembers Republican Congressman Jay Kim?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Former U.S. Congressman renounces American citizenship, defects Much to the embarrassment of Korean-Americans, the first person elected to Congress from their community was Jay Kim, a Seoul-born crooked conservative. A former mayor of suburban Diamond Bar, Kim was elected to Congress from the just created 41st CD in 1992. His campaign and his entire sleazy political career were financed by Korean corporate interests. He was chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's subcommittee for Public Buildings & Economic Development. The story of how he lost his 1998 prima... more »

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Bin Laden legends ‘made in USA’

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
The continuing controversy over which Navy Seal supposedly killed Osama Bin Laden, and the allegedly ISIL-linked killings of two Canadian soldiers, are the latest media stunts designed to prop up the illusion of a “global war on terror” (GWOT) against radical Islam… ...In July 2001 – at precisely the same time New York Zionist mafia figures Larry Silverstein, Frank Lowy, and Lewis Eisenberg were privatizing and over-insuring the condemned-for-asbestos World Trade Center – Bin Laden was being treated for kidney failure at the American Hospital in Dubai by a US intelligence linked s... more »

Taipei Mayor Polls, Debate Round up

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
Rounded up some stuff on Taipei, where Ko Wen-je, independent candidate extraordinaire, is holding his lead over KMT scion Sean Lien. Click READ MORE.... @FormosaNation on Twitter, whom you should be following, has rounded up another collection of polls. This Nov 8 poll from the pro-KMT China Times has the KMT's "God-Pig" Sean Lien getting killed by independent Ko Wen-je, 46.9% to 30.2%. The lowest line, 16.2, tracks undecideds. More importantly, Ko's large lead is holding in every poll and over time. TVBS, another pro-KMT station, has very similar numbers for Nov 8, 45-32. This p... more »

Who Killed Ahmad Shah Massoud?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The shadow CIA killed Ahmad Shah Massoud on September 9, 2001. His assassination was overshadowed by the false flag 9/11 attacks, also done by the shadow CIA, and in partnership with the shadow Mossad.* "The details of the assassination, which included an explosive charge disguised as a battery pack for a video camera, the acquisition of stolen passports, and the death of both assassins, at different times and by different means -- suggest a sophisticated conspiracy. Dead men tell no tales, and in this case, neither have the living. But Massoud's assassination is important for s... more »

The Intelligence of Plants Unveiled

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Film - *A film that questions the intelligence of plants and examines how plants perceive their environment and if they have the ability to remember and feel. The post The Intelligence of Plants Unveiled appeared first on Waking Times.

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Wild Bill: Some advice for the Republicans...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*because this is the last chance you'll get. * Don't blow it!

Ukraine's Civil War Could Explode In The Next 48 Hours

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*All-Out War Looms In Ukraine As Military Vehicles Move Towards Donetsk -- Sydney Morning Herald* Shakhtarsk, Ukraine: New columns of tanks, trucks and heavy artillery have rumbled towards the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold of Donetsk as fears grow of a return to all-out fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian separatist leader met senators in Moscow after elections condemned by the US and the European Union, which warned it could increase sanctions on Russia if the conflict intensifies. Intense weekend shelling around Donetsk and more armoured columns heading t... more »

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Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago

Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*What have we learned from 24 years of war???* The glorification of War has reached a crescendo this year with War Movies and video games...non stop media coverage of historical and current war stories. There should be a law that equal time be given to the heros of peace...like Roger Waters of "Pink Floyd" for his courageous stand on Palestine. *Roger Waters singing "We Shall Overcome"* I also think an *equal opportunity should be given to Peace Symbols *to offset the obsession with the Poppy....it used to stand for something other than* neverending war*.... *What to... more »

METRO/GUEST VOICE | Elaine J. Cohen : Cassandra’s curse and the usgov detention centers

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Briefly thought extinct, the idea of ‘family detention’ has returned to the horror of those who battled it at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2014 … finish reading *METRO/GUEST VOICE* | Elaine J. Cohen : Cassandra’s curse and the usgov detention centers

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 10, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Brandon Lim/CC by-sa 2.0 Asia’s Economic Miracle Has Peaked -- William T. Wilson, National Interest *Demographic trends, faltering exports, slowing growth in China and a credit bubble all suggest a new reality for Asia. * Unlike working-age individuals, the young and old tend to consume more output than they generate. As a consequence, the value of output per capita tends to be boosted when the population of working-age individuals is relatively large and tends to be depressed when a relatively large part of the population consists of young and elderly depe... more »

There Is Still No Global Warming Greenhouse Effect

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 1 day ago
Steven Goddard is insisting that there is a "greenhouse effect" due to IR absorption by "greenhouse gases"; he claims they impede heat energy flow from the Earth's surface upward, like a dam across a river impedes the river's flow. My response: *From the Earth's surface to the tropopause, the energy flow is governed solely by the lapse rate in temperature, which is due solely to the gravitational acceleration g and the effective specific heat of the atmosphere--completely independent of just how the atmosphere is warmed, as for example by absorption and emission of IR radiation by I... more »

My POST eliminated by the CIA

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
It happened. I wish I could reconstuct the post with a gun to my head but its gone girl.

I do not want to eat your oversalted shit

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Hey fast food, stop selling poison and I might eat you when I am out.

Nazi Megastructures

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
These last five weeks there's only been one place for Third Reich geeks. And that's been More4, 9pm Sunday evenings for the fantastically-named documentary series, *Nazi Megastructures*. At the centrepiece of each programme was a terrible, maniacal, yet ingenious Nazi scheme designed to strike the allies a crippling blow. They were truly windows into this most barbarous of regimes. The first episode focused on the U-boat threat and particularly the base built at Lorient, on the French Atlantic coast. This structure, built between 1941 and 1942 provided three huge bunkers for the r... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"How They Really Are..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself from thinking. People intoxicate themselves with work so they won’t see how they really are." - Aldous Huxley

"Bread, Circuses & Bombs – Decline of The American Empire, Part Two"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Bread, Circuses & Bombs – * *Decline of The American Empire, Part Two"* by James Quinn "In Part One of this article I discussed the similarities between the Roman Empire and the American Empire at a high level. In this article I’ll delve into some specific similarities and rhymes between the fall of the Roman Empire and our modern day empire of debt, decay and decline. I’ll address our expansive level of bread and circuses and how defects in our human nature lead to people willingly sacrificing their liberty for promises of safety and security. All empires decline due to the same ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 10, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) poses for photographs with China's President Xi Jinping (C) and Xi's wife Peng Liyuan during the APEC Welcome Banquet at Beijing National Aquatics Center, or the Water Cube, in Beijing, November 10, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon *Obama Urges China To Be Partner In Ensuring World Order -- Reuters* (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it. Referring to growing concerns among U.... more »

ORDINARY AND COMMON MINDS: (My inner Taylor Mali)

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
ORDINARY AND COMMON MINDS: (My inner Taylor Mali). via ORDINARY AND COMMON MINDS: (My inner Taylor Mali).Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

Are We Going To Condemn Ourselves To Voting For The Lesser Of Two Evils For Eternity?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
New York State has 62 counties. A majority of voters in only 16 of them backed Andrew Cuomo's reelection as governor last week. He beat Republican Rob Astorino 1,919,225 (53.96%) to 1,443,713 (40.59%)-- with 173,606 votes (4.88%) for Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins. In September Cuomo spent $60.62 per voter to win a 62-35% victory over staunchly progressive icon, Zephyr Teachout, who managed to win 30 counties, several-- like Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia, Schoharie, Saratoga, Otsego, and Tompkins-- with over two thirds of the vote. She took 77.9% of the vote in the Hudson Valle... more »

George Bushes

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
As part of my mission to bring you all sort of random stuff from time to time, here's a new painting from former U.S. president George W. Bush. His previous paintings were much mocked by the BBC. Will this latest painting receive the same treatment? (Note how I cunningly brought in a 'BBC bias' angle to justify this post.)

The Economy: "The Keynesian Consensus Has Been a Dismal Failure"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Keynesian Consensus Has Been a Dismal Failure"* by Bill Bonner "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 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 pr... more »

Are you competent?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Well then maybe you should be President, boss or team leader. What we have seen is that incompetance at the top has made opportunity a clean up on asile sick. I am not talking about Obama alone, its everywhere, like Zombies that can not be killed with a brain stroke. In China and in Germany they do not put people in power who got a law degree. We should never have in my IMHO a leader who just abides. A law degree or and MBA sersiously what kind of currency is that today.

That BBC Trust ruling against 'Newsbeat'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Some of you will perhaps have read about the BBC Trust and Ofcom's rulings against Radio 1's *Newsbeat *over that programme's interview with an Islamic State jihadi from Britain. There have been quite a few interviews with such people on the BBC, most prominently on *Newsnight*. Whether any of those are being investigated or not I cannot say. Maybe none of them breached the BBC's editorial standards so egregiously. All I can say is this one must have been *really* bad. The BBC Trust *very rarely* makes such a damning verdict on the BBC. The BBC's own online report today isn't ve... more »

Politics a paid profession for bulllies and the entitled

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Public service yada yada yada, you could not make half the money or get half the benifits someplace else. Or your Dad was great and lets elect me. We need some kind of entrance examime before you can run for office.

We will remember them

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
History’s most disastrous, most tragic, most pointless mass slaughter finally ground to a halt on the 11th hour of the 11th month of the Year of Destruction 1918. “Utterly incredible,” confided Arthur Ponsonby to his diary on 13 August 1914 … The long expected European war has come. A dozen or so diplomats, a score of ministers, and two or three monarchs have been offending one another, so to make things straight they have ordered out millions of peaceful citizens to go and get massacred. The Government have been telling us lies and we believed them. We were committed and we did... more »

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