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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

15 Nov - Blogs Im Following

Brief detention of prominent French-Egyptian journalist raises questions about political freedom under new president. Inside Story Last updated: 12 Nov 2014 20:51 The journalist Alain Gresh says he was detained by police in Cairo on Tuesday after a woman in a cafe overheard him talking about politics and denounced him. Gresh says police ...

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George Orwell Was Only Off By 30 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *WNU Editor: *Just finished reading the book again. If you want to downland a free ebook copy ....* go here.*

Taichung election, Sunday Linkfest, and Comments

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 25 minutes ago
*Updated map of Taipei metro with opening of new Songshan Line. Note that the lines are now numbered. This was done "for the foreigners". Nobody asked us if we wanted that, it is totally unnecessary. * Practically giddy I am: Frozen Garlic actually mentioned me in a post the other day: It seems like this will be a lost year for Frozen Garlic. I have lots of things that I would like to write about, but I just don’t seem to be able to find any free blocks of time when I have the energy to write. I don’t know how other bloggers find the time and energy to write regularly while still ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 29 minutes ago
“Point your telescope toward the high flying constellation Pegasus and you can find this expanse of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies. Centered on NGC 7814, the pretty field of view would almost be covered by a full moon. NGC 7814 is sometimes called the Little Sombrero for its resemblance to the brighter more famous M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Both Sombrero and Little Sombrero are spiral galaxies seen edge-on, and both have extensive central bulges cut by a thinner disk with dust lanes in silhouette. In fact, NGC 7814 is some 40 million light-year... more »

Inside the Dark Web

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 33 minutes ago

Work sucks (pass it on)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 37 minutes ago
*"Sometimes, you win the life lottery and the thing that you do for 40 hours a week in a nondescript office building somewhere in the city you live in is not a soul-crushing exercise in managing disappointments. Sometimes, you're lucky enough to really, truly, love what you do. If you are one of these people, I'm very happy for you. . . ."* *-- Megan Reynolds, introducing her new every-Monday column on work issues on "The Frisky"* *by Ken* As I mentioned last night, I was putting off a post on the lines of "Work sucks" in order to deal ("Let's celebrate that great champion of the... more »

Consciousness Science Techniques Kept Hidden

Waking Times at Waking Times - 44 minutes ago
*Film - *How do we create an intelligent dialog with the creative force of the Universe to allow us to experience a Quantum leap in our own intelligence? The post Consciousness Science Techniques Kept Hidden appeared first on Waking Times.

The Growing Importance Of Thule Air Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 59 minutes ago
*The Most Isolated US Military Base Could Get A Lot More Important -- Jeremy Bender, Business Insider* Over 700 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland sits one of the US's most isolated military installations — a place that could potentially become one of the most important American air bases on earth. Situated close to the halfway point between Moscow and New York City, Thule Air Base is a remnant of the US's drive to create global staging areas for operations against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. At its height, Thule had close to 10,000 personnel from the US and D... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Maintenance of Self”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Maintenance of Self”* by Chet Raymo "Ah, yes, the pitcher plant. Those devouring goblets. Those caldrons of digestive juices. And now naturalists have found the biggest one yet, as big as a chalice, on a mountaintop in the Philippines, its punch bowl filled with beetles, flies and wasps. *Come hither, ye who flitter. Admire my colors. Sip my nectar. Yes, yes, just like that, * *touch my milky pool. I'll be your Tar Baby. Your flypaper paramour. That's it. * *Sniff my irresistible scent. My buffet waits. Sip. Lap. Gorge yourself. * Gotcha! Countless plants use insects to consu... more »

"Be A Succesful Dreamer!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Be A Succesful Dreamer!"* by Buddhaofhollywood "It seems to me that the world is getting increasingly biased, split, separated in two: On one side there are the “practical” people that believe dreaming is a foolish waste of time. (Watch out they are taking over the world!) On the other side there are the “dreamers”, the idealists that believe it is better to be pulled by your dreams than to be pushed by your bills. In this dichotomy I am feeling like an odd bird because I believe in the practical dreamer, the “successful dreamer” as I call it. Let me put it this way: Not all drea... more »

"A Dreamer..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world." - Oscar Wilde

Idiot Canadian Prime Minister Opens His Big Mouth At G20 Summit In Australia And Has The Gall To Tell Putin To "Get Out Of Ukraine"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
Today, I am truly ashamed to be a Canadian… I never voted for the criminals that are now occupying the Federal government in Ottawa, and I especially dislike that clown, Stephen Harper, that somehow has the gall to call himself the Canadian "Prime Minister"… The man basically is an idiot and a Jew butt kisser to an extreme…. But something happened today at the G20 "summit" in Australia that really ticks me off…. For according to this ridiculous article from the Jew spew news outlet, CTV News online, at www.ctvnews.ca, the idiotic Canadian stooge of a Prime Minister opened his big fa... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.""

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"JFK and the Unspeakable*: * *Why He Died and Why It Matters*" by Oliver Stone "The murder of President Kennedy was a seminal event for me and for millions of Americans. It changed the course of history. It was a crushing blow to our country and to millions of people around the world. It put an abrupt end to a period of a misunderstood idealism, akin to the spirit of 1989 when the Soviet bloc to began to thaw and 2008, when our new American President was fairly elected. Today, profound doubts persist about how President Kennedy was killed and why. My film "JFK" was a metaphor for a... more »

"A Good Haven..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.” - Henry Van Dyke

What do Monsanto, Roundup herbicide, Used Books, and Trader Joe's have in common?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 2 hours ago
*absolutely nothing (except for Monsanto and Roundup, which we'll be saving for a later post.)* Just a quickie about the Roundup and where I'm going with this. Yesterday I read an article: *The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it's not the gluten)* that made me sit back and go, Whoa! Daisy Luther, over at The Organic Prepper, followed up with *Maybe You Aren't Actually Gluten Intolerant. Maybe You're Poison Intolerant. * I'm a Master Gardener, courtesy of the state of Idaho (no big whoop), and have been gardening for over 60 years. I was gobsmacked when I read that farmers are spray... more »

And The Richest Nations In The World Are ....

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *And The 10th Most Prosperous Nation In The World Is... -- Zero Hedge* Despite all the bravado from political leaders and the record high stock prices - which prove how clean America's dirty short is - The Legatum Institute finds the United States is just the 10th most prosperous nation in the world... after Holland, Canada, New Zealand, and Denmark to name a few. Still, could be worse... could be 11th, like Iceland... *Read more* .... more »

Mark Twain, "Slavery"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Slavery"* by Mark Twain (attributed) "Suppose I am the owner of an estate and 100 slaves, all the land about being held in the same way by people of the same class as myself. It is a profitable business, but there are many expenses and annoyances attached to it. I must keep up my supply of slaves either by buying or breeding them. I must pay an overseer to keep them continually to their work with a lash. I must keep them in a state of brutish ignorance (to the detriment of their efficiency), for fear they should learn their rights and their power, and become dangerous. I must tend... more »

Peoria's OSF-Children's Hospital of Illinois Heart Surgeons Leaving Town

John Carroll at Dying in Haiti - 2 hours ago
Forum: A big loss for Peoria Dr. Dale Geiss, cardiac surgeon, recently moved his practice from Peoria to the Quad Cities. Dr. Geiss began his practice of adult and pediatric PJSTAR.COM LikeLike · · Share - John A Carroll Dr. Dale Geiss established the surgical pediatric heart program at OSF-CHOI through incredible hard work, tenacity, and skill. It took him decades to do this. Dr. Geiss operated Haitian Hearts patients and never sent me one bill. And neither did his perfusionist, operating team, or the myriad of pediatric speciality physicians taking care o... more »

"How It Really Is"

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


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Conversations are efforts toward good relations. They are an elementary form of reciprocity. They are the exercise of our love for each other. They are the enemies of our loneliness, our doubt, our anxiety, our tendencies to abdicate. To continue to be in good conversation over our enormous and terrifying problems is to be calling out to each other in the night. If we attend with imagination and devotion to our conversations, we will find what we need; and someone among us will act—it does not matter whom—and we will survive." — Barry Lopez

No Just About Privacy - It's About Freedom

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Where are all the conservatives who say they love freedom and liberty?

"Can Stress Make Us 'Creatures of Habit?'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Can Stress Make Us 'Creatures of Habit?'"by Ned Potter "You may identify with the rats in a new Portuguese study. When exposed to daily chronic stress - being cooped up in a plastic tube for half an hour, say, or forced to swim for 10 minutes - they soon became lousy decision makers, relying on habit instead of actively thinking about whether to press a lever to get a food pellet. Sound familiar? The stresses we face are different - morning traffic, unsympathetic bosses, the recession - but over time they get to us. How often do we talk about burned-out people who are just going th... more »

Glenn Greenwald's Unbridled Enthusiasm For A Hillary Clinton Presidency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Hillary Clinton chows down with typical struggling America, a Mr. Lloyd Blankfein who works at Goldman Sachs Irony dripping from his fingertips, Glenn Greenwald pointed out that there is genuine excitement at the prospect of a President Hillary Clinton, even above and beyond gender politics. "There are pockets of vibrant political excitement stirring in the land over a Hillary Clinton presidency," he wrote. "There are posters being made, buttons being appended, checks being prepared, appointments being coveted. The joint, allied, synergistic constituencies of plutocracy and endless w... more »

"Discovering Your Self-Worth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Discovering Your Self-Worth"* by Dan Millman "The first step is to realize that you are not alone. We have all made mistakes as part of our life and growth. We have all said, thought, felt, and done things we regret. Our worth is not dependent upon being perfect. Many of us have fallen into self-defeating cycles-behaving badly, leading to a lowered sense of self-worth, leading to more negative behaviors. If we can stop judging our mistakes so harshly, we can also stop ourselves from reactively engaging in the negative behaviors. The second realization is that no matter what your ... more »

This Is Why The 'Retired' F-117 Is Still Flying Around?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*We Now Know Why The F-117 Is Still Flying -- Defense News/Intercepts* Mystery solved! In October, Intercepts wrote about the F-117 Nighthawk and how recent photos had shown the stealth jet flying from Tonopah Test Range in Nevada — despite the plane having been retired in 2008. Given the secretive history of the Nighthawk, speculation immediately arose as to what the jets could be doing. General consensus was that the jet was doing testing, although on what and for what purpose was up in the air. But now, through hard work and deep, investigative reporting (read: we asked the Ai... more »

the wormwood star

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 4 hours ago
*This kind of information is very hard to discern . . but I do think that it should be considered . . I have respect for the maker of this video . *.

22 Countries Do Not Have A Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*These 22 Countries Don’t Have a Military -- Kathy Gilsinan, Defense One/The Atlantic* “The pope! How many divisions has he got?” Joseph Stalin is said to have asked derisively with regard to the physical power of the Catholic Church. The Vatican is one of the rare countries in the world without armed forces. But it’s not totally alone. More than 20 other countries lack standing armies, though the length of the list varies depending on how you count armies and countries (and it grows substantially longer if you include autonomous territories like Puerto Rico and the Cayman Islands... more »

Taiwan Sovereignty Moments in the media: AP and BBC

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
*Let sleeping dogs...* BBC with another one of those stupid travel pieces that the government uses to push its propaganda. There's just plain bad writing.... Not one to take on a gruelling one-day cycling challenge with more than 100km of elevation myself – She means that it is over 100 kms of climbing, but writes as if Wuling were 100 kms high. Sometimes it does feel that way... The government wants to push Sun Moon Lake, so travel writers are always taken there. As my man Drew from Taiwan in Cycles: The Sun Moon Lake bike trail is a trail for non-cyclists. It is boring, stupid, ... more »

A Soldier To The End

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Veteran, 98, Dons Uniform In Bed For Salute Hours Before Death -- CBS* GLENVILLE, N.Y. -- On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time, even though he was too weak to leave his bed at an upstate New York nursing home. The 98-year-old World War II veteran died the next day. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that Belfield had worn his uniform every Veterans Day since he and his wife moved into Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Glenville, outside Albany, several years ago. On Tuesday, the former master sergeant wasn't able to get ou... more »

The Global Warming Fraud: How Al Gore, Patron Saint Of This Scam, Became A Billionaire

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
It is now mid November here in central Canada, and the temperatures are plunging… It has been a cold November, but this one is becoming one of many cold records across Canada and especially across the continental United States…. I have said for quite some time that this extreme cold is due to the fact that Sol has gone quiet and its solar output is diminished. This is a natural solar cycle and has absolutely nothing to do with the laughable fraud known as "Global Warming"…. I have long wondered how anybody, especially those in the Global Warming scam community can put up with the p... more »


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 5 hours ago
THE 7,000-YEAR STORY OF MAIZ ON TORTILLAS: A year ago, Acapulco Tortillas in East LA, placed the story of maiz (that I wrote) on its tortillas. It is in 3 languages. Everytime I return to LA, I pick some up. They put the story on their Habanero and Spinach tortillas... the original idea was to put them on their corn tortillas. Still may happen, though now, looking at possibility of putting the front cover of my book (by Laura V. Rodriguez) on the front of their [special edition] tortillas. Truthfully, the cover belongs on an Indigenous/organic tortilla. May happen. Will keep everyo... more »

The Untold Story of Vaccines

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Film - *Discover the untold story behind vaccines and the impact they are having on humanity. The post The Untold Story of Vaccines appeared first on Waking Times.

America's 5 Biggest Military Victories

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Stars and Stripes Forever: America's 5 Biggest Military Victories -- Robert Farley, National Interest* Is there an American way of war? The question evokes deep controversy, not least because for a very long time, Americans considered themselves an exceptionally peaceful nation. Even into the twentieth century, American presidents boasted about the nation’s aversion to war and defense expenditures. But even during the period in which the United States openly embraced pacifism, its military forces won some remarkable victories. This article examines five great American victories,... more »

On The Concept Of Electoral Silver Linings

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Every silver lining has a cloud-- Maloney celebrated his narrow win by voting for Keystone XL yesterday Here at *DWT* we did our Democratic Party silver-lining post on Thursday-- a celebration at the long overdue political demise of clueless Ohio Blue Dog type, Chris Redfern. Yesterday, one of the Beltway trade magazines did a silver-lining post from the perspective of the careerist DC Dems the publication serves. It was a story being peddled all over Washington by Steve Israel's office. Ostensibly, it was about the Democrats, mostly from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party, ... more »

30 'Crazy Things' About Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
(Reuters) *30 Crazy Things You Didn't Know About Russia -- Elena Holodny, Business Insider* Back in 1939, Winston Churchill famously remarked that Russia was "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." For most people, his words ring true to this day. Although Russia is the largest country in the world and has the eighth-largest GDP, little is widely known about the nation and its culture. Because Russia has increasingly made international headlines, it's a good idea to know a few things about the country. To help you out, we've compiled a list of some of the craziest facts... more »

What We Know When We Accept Bought/Hyped News Reporting (A Big Fat But Extremely Persuasive NOTHING) Another Fake Bin Laden (and Job Growth) Story (QE Morphs) JPMorgan Owns NY Fed and All of US?

Norwegian film director reveals viral "Syrian hero boy" video a hoax to Invade Syria This we read, but we read nothing as to why this may be so, assuming for argument’s sake it is. We are invited to accept that there is no reason worth reporting.If it hasn't occurred to you at least several times over the last months (if not for decades before) that the news that the major media is reporting

Techno-Utopianism Panel on Militarism

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Here is video from our panel entitled "For the Good of Mankind: Nukes, Drones and Robots" at the Teach-In called Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth held on October 25-26 inside the Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York City. Also on the panel were Koohan Paik, Helen Caldicott, Gar Smith, and Neisen Laukon from the Marshall Islands.

Life Behind Enemy Lines

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 8 hours ago
I live behind enemy lines in a part of Yorkshire which has changed beyond all recognition. Like practically everyone in the UK, my ancestry is a mixture of all four nations of the British Isles (with some non-British, but still European genetics in addition). The Yorkshire part of my family has been in the county for so long that our presence here goes back to a time when there was no such thing as the nation of England. Through pain-staking research over generations, our presence in what is now known as Yorkshire can be traced back to the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria. Section... more »

Russian Public Support Is Low For Military Action Against Kiev

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Everyday Russians Are Skeptical of the War in Ukraine -- Paul Richard Huard, War Is Boring* *Recent poll suggests Russian support is low for military action against Kiev.* Even as Moscow sends columns of tanks, artillery, air-defense systems and combat troops into the eastern Ukraine for a possible winter offensive, the Russian public’s support for the war could be quite low. A recent survey by the Levada Center, considered the most important independent pollster in Russia, offers compelling evidence that enthusiasm for Russian president Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine i... more »

It Is Perfectly Fine to Advocate harper's Overthrow

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 8 hours ago
For the zillionth time, the cowardly closet-dwelling stephen harper has placed himself outside the law. This time it's part of his revolting policy of denying health care to refugees. A federal court ordered harper to restore funding for refugees' health care by November 4th. As of November 13th, they have not done so. It lost this request: on Oct. 31 the Federal Court of Appeal confirmed that the government had to follow Justice Mactavish’s order beginning last week. It has not done so. While certain refugee claimants have had their coverage restored, others have not. Since the 201... more »

Choir of Young Believers - Hollow Talk

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
It's a Saturday night in mid-November, and I'm at home lamenting the lack of Scandinavian crime dramas on my telly. To salve my longing for miserable, unsmiling characters, washed out hues and Volvos, the disco has taken a down tempo step this evening with the theme from *The Bridge* by Choir of Young Believers. Yet this is with something else. This is not *Hollow Talk* vanilla-stylee. The production below is remixed by Jody Wisternoff, James Grant, and Lane 8. Does it improve on the original? Of course it does.

Ukraine To Shut State Institutions And Banking Services In Pro-Russian Eastern Regions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech during a ceremony to hand over armoured vehicles KrAZ Cougar to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE), which will be used for monitoring the situation in eastern regions of Ukraine, near the Defence Ministry headquarters in Kiev November 13, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters *Ukraine To Close State Offices, Bank Services In Rebel-Held East -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued several decrees on Saturday to s... more »

The Inglish Flannel

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
The main moan featured on this week's *Newswatch *came from viewers complaining of BBC bias against Ed Miliband and the Labour Party, regarding questions about his leadership. The read-out complaints asserted that the BBC was being mean to Ed, following the lead of right-wing papers and speculating like crazy on a non-story based on rumour and anonymous sources. That reflects what I'm seeing on Twitter. The Twittersphere hashtag *#bbcbias* has been full of little else this week. Very broadly speaking, half of those bias allegations come from Labour supporters seeking to dominate ... more »

Nov. 15: Entrepreneurs and stuff....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
I have never before seen a news medium that uses the word entrepreneur as much as the Irving Press does. There is an English term that covers what they use it to mean - business owner. But entrepreneur doesn't mean quite the same thing. It means business owner who operates his business at his own financial risk. In fact, it's only the small business owners that run a risk. With the big owners, we're the people who take the risk. But some pompous asses just love to say 'entrepreneur' because its French and, like many French words, it sounds more distinguished than the English one. It... more »

625,000 litres of Toxic Crud Spilled in Alberta in the Month of October Alone, Canada`s and British Columbia`s Media Dead Silent, Reported Nothing

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
*Priscilla Judd* ‏@*PriscillaJudd* Over 625,000 Litres of toxic crap spilled in Alberta in the month of October. Not one Mainstream media reports it. http://westcoastnativenews.com/over-600000-li tres-spilled-and-not-one-mainstream-media-outlet-reports-it/ … ____________________ *Over the past year WCNN has reported on many Crude oil and Toxic produced water spills all over Alberta, in fact we have reported over 600,000 Litres of toxic crap that has been spilled just last month and yet not one mainstream media outlet has picked up the incidents. So lets take a look back at j... more »

Putin To Leave The G20 Summit Early After Pressure From The West On Ukraine, MH17

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (R) stands near Russian President Vladimir Putin after officially welcoming him to the G20 leaders summit in Brisbane November 15, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/David Gray *Putin Plans To Leave G20 Early After West Blasts Russia Over Ukraine -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow on Saturday for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions. The Russian official told Reuters that Putin planned to skip a working session on ... more »

Zeman: Velvet Revolution started by the rumor about the death of student Martin Šmíd

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*The student of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics is doing fine* The current and previous Czech presidents, Zeman and Klaus, were debating about the Velvet Revolution and related topics. *Martin Šmíd from my Alma Mater is the main hero of this blog post.* To remind you, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia – the Velvet Revolution – began exactly 25 years ago, on Friday, November 17th, 1989, when the police used some amount of violence against the peaceful student rally in Prague (where all the events in this blog post took place). The students of the Charles University, my... more »

Yemen Updates ( November 15 -16 , 2014 ) - Political instability - failure of Gulf Initiative ..... Houthi and Al Qaeda items of note .... UAE designates Terror Organizations including Houthi and AQAP

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 10 hours ago
Tweets..... Wladimir and 1 other follow *Sonja Jo* ‏@Sonja_Jo 22m22 minutes ago #*Houthis* storm headquarters of GPC in Ibb http://www. alsahwa-yemen.net/en/subjects_en.aspx?id=43993 … #Yemen *Fuad Al-Hothefy* ‏@Fuad_PRYC 7m 7 minutes ago #*UAE* issued a list of terrorist groups including Houthis and Ansar al-Sharia from #*Yemen* http://www.wam.ae/ar/news/emirat es-arab-international/1395272465559.html … *Al-Monitor* ‏@AlMonitor 2h 2 hours ago Gulf Initiative failed to bring peace to #*Yemen*, prompting need for new initiative that is more realistic http://almo... more »

Longist sitting asshole!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
In Canada everyone knows his name

Meditation Can Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video - *Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation and makes some strong predictions about the role that meditation will play in society. The post Meditation Can Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode appeared first on Waking Times.

A Democratic House Candidate Relies On His Experience To Endorse Donna Edwards For DCCC Chair

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
You may remember Nate Shinagawa as one of Blue America's top candidates for Republican Tom Reed's NY-23 seat southern and central New York, which stretches from Jamestown to Elmira and up to Ithaca and Geneva. The PVI is R+3 but Obama won narrowly against McCain in 2008 and lost narrowly to Romney in 2012. That year, Nate was edged out by Reed 52-48%, after Reed spent $2,006,454 to Nate's $828,811. Over $750,000 in Independent Expenditures bolstered Reed while the DCCC didn't spend a nickel to help Nate. The night he lost, DCCC chairman Steve Israel, stunned by how close he had co... more »

U.S. Considering Expanding CIA Training And Arming Certain Syrian Rebel Groups Against Assad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Reuters / Hosam Katan *U.S. Weighs Expanded CIA Training, Arming Of Syrian Allies Struggling Against Assad -- Washington Post* The Obama administration has been weighing plans to escalate the CIA’s role in arming and training fighters in Syria, a move aimed at accelerating covert U.S. support to moderate rebel factions while the Pentagon is preparing to establish its own training bases, U.S. officials said. The proposed CIA buildup would expand a clandestine mission that has grown substantially over the past year, U.S. officials said. The agency now vets and trains about 400 figh... more »

AIM West Coast Conference Nov. 21 -- 22, 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago

IPS, Marian, and the Free-Market Jesus

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
by Doug Martin With the hedge fund Democrats for Educational Reform’s Mary Ann Sullivan, the Marian Academy for Teaching and Leadership-trained LaNier Echols, and others mentioned in my book*Hoosier School Heist* now on the IPS School Board, the profiteers are gearing up to cash in on even more tax money in Indianapolis. On Tuesday, the IPS School Board will vote on placing Marian University –trained leaders in various schools in Indianapolis. Marian and IPS leaders plan a $2 million deal with Marian University’s Marian Academy for Teaching and Leadership to train up to 90 “scho... more »

Top U.S. Military Leader Now In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with soldiers in Iraq on Nov. 15. The top U.S. military officer, General Dempsey, arrived on Saturday in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet U.S. commanders preparing to increase American assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling ISIS militants. NBC *Top U.S. General Arrives In Iraq As Military Campaign Expands -- Euronews/Reuters* BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The top U.S. military officer, General Martin Dempsey, arrived on Saturday in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet U.S. commanders preparing... more »

Democrats Laying the Groundwork for 2016 Catastrophe

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 12 hours ago
Democrats may have gone to bed crying softly into their pillows in the wee hours of early Wednesday morning last week but awoke determined to double down on exactly what it was that got their clocks cleaned in the first place. You would think that after receiving such an ass-whipping that there would be some sort of soul-searching and a rethinking of their overall strategy prior to 2016. But we are talking about the Democratic party here so the only logical thing to do with the iceberg in sight is to order the engine room to crank it up to ramming speed. On Thursday, Senate Democr... more »

Winners Native Music Awards 2014!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Debut Group of the Year 2014 Sihasin, Clayson and Jeneda Benally Congratulations to all the winners from Censored News Send us your photos: brendanorrell@gmail.com CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 15TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS Artist of the Year Mato Nanji Vanishing Americans Best Blues Recording Vanishing Americans Indigenous Best Compilation Recording Don’t Let Me Forget

False Witnesses: A Rogues' Gallery of BAD Scientists

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 13 hours ago
Everyone who writes or cares about reproductive justice, women's rights, science, etc. should bookmark this amazing feat of research, Reproductive Health Reality Check's False Witnesses project. Here at DJ! we have an abiding interest in BAD science in general but in particular as it is applied to abortion and women's health. "BAD" stands for biased, agenda-driven, or science-for-hire. And it is everywhere. Here's RH Reality Check's explanation. First Big Tobacco, then climate change denial, and now, the anti-choice movement. The issues might have changed, but the techniques now ... more »

England all-time leading Rugby Union point scorers

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
England all-time leading point scorersRankPointsCapsPlayer1117991Jonny Wilkinson240032Paul Grayson339671Rob Andrew430160Toby Flood529633Jonathan Webb628026*Owen Farrell*726938Charlie Hodgson824025Dusty Hare921085Rory Underwood1020314Simon Hodgkinson In case you didn't realise quite how exceptional Jonny Wilkinson was.

Seized Documents Reveal The Inner Workings Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Photo:* Peter Neumann, director of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization, examines documents he says reveal details about the kind of welfare system that ISIS has created for its fighters. (CBC) *Inside ISIS: Salman Ahsrafi's Photo Found In Documents Revealing Underbelly Of Extremist Group -- CBC* CBC is first North American broadcaster to view secret files obtained by German TV from Iraqi forces The face of Salman Ashrafi, a Calgary man who drove a bomb-laden car into an Iraqi military base outside Baghdad last November, killing 46 people, appears amid a treas... more »

write a letter, save a life: sign up now for write for rights

laura k at wmtc - 13 hours ago
For the past few years, I have participated in Write For Rights, Amnesty International's annual write-a-thon for human rights - actually the largest human rights event in the world (Canada; US; elsewhere: Google it.) Every year, on December 10 - International Human Rights Day, which celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - tens of thousands of people all over the world shine a light into darkness. By writing letters, we tell governments that someone is watching. We tell political prisoners - people in jail for opposing dictatorships, for fighting for clean water for t... more »

West's Propaganda War on Syria Exposed Again

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
Video claiming to show a Syrian boy rescuing a girl amid heavy gunfire lauded as heroic chronicle of resistance now revealed as 100% fraud - filmed in Malta. Just one of many lies perpetuated by Western media. *Image: One must wonder just what else has been peddled before the publicby the Western media as authentic or "believed to be" authentic, when inreality being a complete, 100% fraudulent production. **November 15, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Fox, the London Telegraph, and the Daily Mail all published articles promoting a video claiming to show a Syrian boy rescuing a yo... more »

Swiss Gold Initiative Updates ( November 15 , 2014 ) - The Account Of Swiss Gold Initiative Organization Has Been Closed by Paypal and Funds in the Account Frozen ! Two weeks to go before the November 30 , 2014 Vote - News and Views to Consider .....!

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/10/wow-account-of-swiss-gold-initiative.html FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 WOW The Insiders Act: The Account Of Swiss Gold Initiative Organization Has Been Frozen I just wrote yesterday that the Establishment will do everything they can to stop the Swiss Gold Referendum to pass (SEE: Expect Attacks on Gold as the Swiss Gold Referendum Vote Approaches), but I didn't expect reporting this so quickly as a follow up. Paypal has frozen the funds of an organization where donations could be made to support the campaign to get the referendum passed. ... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War - November 10 , 2014 ( Focus on the raging Wars in Iraq and Syria , Lebanon also in focus !

Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
Tweets - Monday night *Al-Monitor* ‏@AlMonitor 6m 6 minutes ago Iranian paper reports that Obama's letter to Iran's supreme leader means US has reached dead end in Iraq http://almon.co/29q7 @IranNewsNow Al-Monitor [image: View this content on Al-Monitor's website] Newspaper close to Iran leader reacts to Obama’s letter Iranian newspaper Kayhan reports that US President Barack Obama's letter to Iran's supreme leader is a sign that the United States has reached a dead end in Iraq. View on web *Iraq Live Update* @IraqLiveUpdate · 10h10 hours ago UPDATE (1 of 2) - Leading Iraq... more »

Is our galactic black hole a neutrino factory?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
When I was giving a black hole talk two days ago, I would describe Sagittarius A*, a black hole in the center of the Milky Way, our galaxy, as our "most certain" example of an astrophysical black hole that is actually observed in the telescopes. Its mass is 4 million solar masses – the object is not a negligible dwarf. Accidentally, a term paper and presentation I would do at Rutgers more than 15 years ago was about Sgr A*. Of course, I had no doubt it was a black hole at that time. Today, science writers affiliated with all the usual suspects (e.g. RT) would run the story that S... more »

Video Of A Syrian Boy Braving Sniper Fire To Rescue Terrified Girl Is A Fake

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*'Syrian Hero Boy' Is A FAKE: Norwegian Director Admits That Footage Of Youngster Dodging Sniper Fire To Rescue Girl Was Actually Shot On Gladiator Film Set Using Professional Actors -- Daily Mail* * Video appeared to show boy dodging bullets in streets of countryside town * One-minute clip was viewed more than 3.6 million times in just five days * But Norwegian director has revealed that it was shot in Malta this summer * Explained he wanted to spark a debate about children living in war zones * Lars Klevberg said he did not feel uncomfortable about deceiving viewers A video that a... more »

everthing is a scam

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
That is the light at the end of the day for the invisible hand and look at the weight that opinion puts on all of us I can not decide and thats the reason the scammers trust they can bleed you but like marvel comics is there not a superhero and that is goverment but mostly they refuse to wear that suit and the law of the jungle penetrates our Shangri la and we just go back to jungle terms and the world slows down in the aspect of what we can do with what we learned. The native peopel who I refer to as hippies fleaing the euuch brains of China setteled what we call our lands a millin... more »

Glad to be Alive

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
All the media is giving us this nihistic message I dont care about anything else I am just glad to be alive no matter what the hurt no matter that I can not get aboard a private plane to fly a long way away from what makes living such a pain I fly because I can and it keeps human turbulace at least 30 thousand feet away.

Ukraine MIG shoots down MH17 flight with 298 people onboard. Satellite pictures confirm from a US source.

Papani at DeadBanksterSociety - 14 hours ago
According to Voltaire network, the incident has been recorded on photos taken by US spy satellite. I said that ALL major powers have these pictures in my blog of MAS murderMH 17 and MOSSAD. Now one has leaked out. Please read the report at this link Spy Satellite picture of shooting by MIG on MH17. The cat is finally out of the bag for people wanting to know the truth...... The plane above near the middle top is MH17 and on the lower left is the MIG with magnified image on the right box. The vapour trail is that of the missile.

No one cares that I might be a star

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I know some things and to even the simplest joint I would be an attraction' but on those big mulitpliers I would be expotential but now I do not see those things. Yep I am 56 but I say with worldwide experience and low milage. The stupid factor has doomed us. Let me explain about the rules they work if you want to achieve a ruled level. Humans need more no matter how you rule if you hold them to that scale your head is going to be somewhee distant from you body in the future and the Supreme court will say always meant to be that way,

Topper Site Supports Theory of Extraterrestrial Impact 12,900 Years Ago

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is the key site and confirmation here can not get better. It is also a measure of the fact that the comet impact hypothesis is slowly getting into the mainstream. This is very welcome. Recall when i first spoke to this central idea it was 2007 and the supporting data did not exist except as a shakeout from a wild hypothesis. No one has really spoken to the full picture yet and i expect this to take some time. After all a right sized and right timed comet directly ending the Ice Age is pretty hard to accept unless you are as i was forced to just that conclusion after ... more »

Hump Back Whale Music

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
*The best analogy is bird song. The animal kingdom depends on mind to mind for ordinary communication and i expect to see that here. Yet for distance signalling, a bird song format works admirably. It all works well together.* *In the meantime we have recordings of their music and that has taught us to respect the whale community by proving existence.* *All very good.* *Whale Song ExplainedHumpbacks synchronize their music across oceans, and there’s sheet music to prove it.Words by David RothenbergImages by Mike Dealhttps://medium.com/@dealville/whales-synchroni... more »

Black Hole Simulation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
I think after around ninety years, a convincing simulation was about due. I do think that we will find something much different, but at least we can dismiss the conceptualized black hole. It is certainly not black. Throw in mass ejection in the form of decaying photonic energy and it will be a blindingly hot spot. At least they have understood that the surrounding space will also be full of orbiting material that will certainly emit light. This shows what that should look like. This should also reopen the discussion and get plenty of simulations out there as well. . ... more »

Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells May Destroy Brain Tumors From Inside Out

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is truly biological engineering at its best. At the very least it can be used to seriously degrade brain tumors and considering how poorly we do there this is a great tool. We are reaching a state of the art in which an engineered solution can be applied to any victim with an excellent prognosis. That will soon apply across the full spectrum of disease generally. The explosion in biological sciences that got underway about thirty years ago is now maturing and becoming intensely productive . *Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells May Destroy Brain Tumors From Inside Out* * Poi... more »

Thinkingaboot Putin

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
I lived in Austria as an immigrant for seven years. Austria is like a jewel and the people do not understand why they should not import flaws. Austrians live life at a very high standard. You can drive on their highways free of idiots. You have very few people on social assistance. Why would they want cultural diversity? I admire greatly Austria. I support the people saying we do not swallow your diversity lie. Diversity is a mechanism to allow us all to get along. But if you are a first class team do you want to bring in a boatload of passengers who history has explained will con... more »

On the QT

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/ Canadians like to think that income inequality is an American problem. But, Linda McQuaig writes, on that meme, Canada is a close second behind the United States: It’s true that the U.S. has the most extreme inequality, but a recent OECD report noted that Canada has the second-largest share of income growth going to top earners. However, even that OECD report understates the drift of wealth to the top in Canada — according to dramatic data from a recent academic study which received relatively litt... more »

The Haslam-Huffman Legacy: Arrogant Mediocrity

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Haslam is taking this opportunity of dumping the caustic TFA cult member, Kevin Huffman, to spin Tennessee's corporate education failures that began 30 years ago. Here and here are a couple of posts to remind us there is nothing for either Haslam or the Tennessee Taliban who run the Legislature to brag about.

Obama Justice Department Scooping Up American Cellphone Data

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
One nation under surveillance could fittingly be the new motto of the United States circa 2014. Not only have numerous revelations over the past year and a half revealed the stunning degree to which the NSA has been spying on law-abiding Americans – all ostensibly to “keep us safe” but there has been much bleeding over into other big government agencies as well. Americans who surrendered their civil liberties with nary a whimper after the 9/11 attacks should be shocked at how the government has gone on to use those acts of terrorism as an excuse to expand its own powers exponentia... more »

Russian TV Channel Claims That It Has Proof That MH17 Was Shot Down By A Fighter Jet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Russian TV Channel Says Photos Show MH17 Shot Down By Fighter Jet -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Several commentators who have examined the photographs have described them as forgeries, however. The photographs, said to be taken by a Western satellite, appear to show a fighter jet firing a missile at a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine where the Malaysian airliner was shot down on July... more »

No Inevitability? Are You Sure?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday we talked about why Wall Street loves Hillary Clinton. The obvious corollary to that is that Hillary is "inevitable." (In the low key campaign for the DCCC Chair-- with an electorate of one, Nancy Pelosi-- former Golman Sachs executive Jim Himes is the Wall Street favorite and he is also considered "inevitable," although the MoveOn petition for progressive Donna Edwards keeps growing bigger and bigger. Maybe Himes isn't as inevitable as the Beltway pundits think he is.) Is Hillary? Ryan Lizza points to her being caught in what he calls The Inevitability Trap. Clinton’s ... more »

Saturday Interview: Kate Godfrey

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
Kate Godfrey is the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for Stafford, where she faces the Conservative incumbent Jeremy Lefroy with a 5,500 vote majority. Kate has also been at the forefront of the battle to save Stafford Hospital and the campaign against plans to hive off £1.2bn worth of cancer care services to the private sector. Kate lives nearby with Colin and you can follow them both on Twitter here. *Why did you decide to apply for a PPC position?* I went overseas after university and spent ten years working in some of the most dangerous and corrupt countries in the wo... more »

No Hope, No Change

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
It looks like the world will be lead after 2016 by either Jeb Bush or Jeb Bush in drag. The good news is there is really no conflict at the ruling level anywhere. Powers know that real conflict is bad for business. That's why the Republican candidate is the sure winner in 2016. I think its all a scam. Two steps forward, one step back. That has always been the plan to make the frogs in the pan think the temperature is not rising.

Self Hate

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
I saw a roadside notice once, which read ‘MARS’ with an arrow pointing skywards. It was in Norway by the way, so it probably had a terrestrial meaning, but to me it was an unforgettable, random signpost to Mars. The metaphysical absurdity of signs like that and the lonely sign that merely says ‘it is illegal to throw stones at this sign’ brings to mind Will Self and his attention-seeking reminder that he had resigned as a Jew in 2006. The reminder appeared in a typically nasty review of Julie Burchill’s latest book, which I haven’t read. I did wonder to whom had he ‘handed in’ thi... more »

An awful lot of people know that

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
I've always felt that John Humphrys never made much of an effort to disguise his disapproval of the Iraq and Afghan Wars - or pretty much any war we've been involved in. Even now, that dovish sense of disapproval seems to keep popping up, even in the midst of barely-related discussions. This morning's *Today *discussed the government's decision to allow over-50s to sign up as part-time soldiers to boost reservist numbers: Now you've heard of Dads Army, of course. Well, welcome to Grandads Army! That's how *some people* are viewing the latest change to recruiting procedures for th... more »

The Parallel Universe Theory – How Worlds Interact

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Ellie Zolfagharifard* - Multiple worlds could exist today in parallel universes, which constantly interact with each other, according to a group of US and Australian researchers... The post The Parallel Universe Theory – How Worlds Interact appeared first on Waking Times.

G-20 Meeting ( November 15 - 16 , 2014 ) Updates - Ukraine situation in clear focus and highlights a difficult G-20 Meeting this weekend !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Links ..... Ukraine PM wants focus on building army Aljazeera As the Ukrainian ceasefire falters what next on sanctions? Open Europe Russia sanctions ‘undermine trade’ BBC Putin Says Russia Prepared for Oil Price Collapse as More Sanctions Threatened British PM Compares Putin's Russia to Nazi Germany Ahead of Tense Meeting Tweets..... *The Guardian* @guardian · 15m15 minutes ago David Cameron tells Vladimir Putin relations at crossroads over Ukraine http://trib.al/O6nXf4Z The Guardian [image: View this content on The Guardian's website] David Cameron tells Vladimir P... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( November 15 -16 Weekend Report ) - Battlefield state of play in Iraq and Syria .... Iraq Politics including Oil politics ..... Items of note touching on Turkey and Lebanon .... Louay Hussein charged with " weakening national sentiment " by Syria Judiciary ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets.... *Moon of Alabama* ‏@MoonofA 15m 15 minutes ago New on MoA: Obama's Mercenary Attacks On Syria Are Breaking The Law - http://www.moonofalabama.org/2014/11/obamas -mercenary-attacks-on-syria-are-breaking-the-law.html … *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 7m7 minutes ago #Iraqi parliament has formed a committee to investigate the military commanders that left their post during #ISIS onslaught of #Mosul. *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 15m15 minutes ago #Iraq — The oil and gas law is inefficient, and should be amended, says Minister of oil Adil Abdul-Mahdi. *Ru... more »

Tora, Tora, Tora, Norway, Norway, Norway!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Alberta and Norway have pumped roughly the same amount of oil. Norway five or six billion barrels less. Norway has everthing a society could want right now, and a trillion dollars set aside to keep it that way forever. Canada has Alberta Heritage fund of about $17 Billion. Way to go Brian Mulroney. If we had listened to PET we would be at least half as good as Norway in this sense.

Milk Does Not Do A Body Good – Massive New Study Says

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Arjun Walia* - A large study found that drinking milk led to an increased mortality rate and made bones more prone to fracturing... The post Milk Does Not Do A Body Good – Massive New Study Says appeared first on Waking Times.

China raised issue of U.S. spy flights during military talks: Pentagon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 16 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]China raised the thorny subject of U.S. military spy flights during talks that led to agreements this week on reducing friction between the two militaries, but was told U.S. missions in international airspace and waters would continue, the Pentagon said. The closed-door conversations underscore China's sensitivity to surveillance by U.S. P-8 Poseidon spy planes and other aircraft, especially off Hainan Island, home to a major Chinese submarine base. A Chinese intercept of a P-8 plane in international airspace off Hainan in August was described as dangerous by W... more »

Northrop Grumman Receives $210 Million to Sustain Joint STARS Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 16 hours ago
[image: E-8 JSTARS]The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $210 million contract to continue sustaining its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The contract is a continuation of Northrop Grumman's Joint STARS sustainment contract, which was first awarded in 2000. Northrop Grumman is responsible for the logistics, engineering, training, mission support, supply chain and depot maintenance support of the Joint STARS fleet at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and forward operating locations throughout the world. Northrop Grumman has pa... more »

This Is The Age Of The Autonomous 'Killer Robots'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
It is not hard to imagine private drone army like Skynet’s from the Terminator movie - the technology is there. Newswire *'Killer Robots' Need To Be Strictly Monitored, Nations Warn At UN Meeting -- The Guardian* *Countries warn of potential dangers of autonomous weapons systems they say are at risk of violating international and humanitarian law* “Killer robots” – autonomous weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets in the absence of human control – should be strictly monitored to prevent violations of international or humanitarian law, nations from around the world d... more »

US Navy Has Deployed Its First Laser Weapon On A Combat Mission To The Persian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The prototype weapon is an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS) pictured here aboard the USS Dewey in 2012. Source: John F. Williams/U.S. Navy *U.S. Navy Deploys Its First Laser Weapon in the Persian Gulf -- Bloomberg* The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target. The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late August, according to officials. The laser is mounted facing the bow, and can be fired in several modes -- fr... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Heads attack union rep strike: Disgust at support for militant teacher battling to keep her job* Twelve secondary school heads voiced their ‘disgust’ yesterday at strikes in support of a militant teacher battling to keep her job as a full-time union official. As teachers walked out in defence of Julie Davies, the heads accused the National Union of Teachers of ‘making children pay’ for a personal dispute. Mrs Davies, who is paid £45,900 a year, has not taught since 2000 when she became a full-time NUT rep. She has been suspended after heads accused her of ‘confrontation’ and... more »

Putin and Ensign Teal

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 16 hours ago
Apparently, they've had a bit of chat. Putin approached Harper and stuck out his hand. Harper responded: “Well, I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I only have one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine.” “Mr. Putin did not respond positively,” said MacDonald but declined to offer further details or whether there were similar comments by other leaders there. I wonder if the


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*China Vows To Begin Aggressively Falsifying Air Pollution Numbers* *The Onion has got it pretty right* BEIJING—Acknowledging the industrialized nation’s role in global climate change, China reportedly reached a landmark agreement with the United States Wednesday, pledging to significantly increase the rate at which it falsifies air pollution data over the next 15 years. “As the world’s leading manufacturer and a rising global economy, we consider it our responsibility to begin taking aggressive measures to fabricate pollution statistics and openly misinform the rest of the world ... more »

Iran Nuclear Talks ( P5 +1 ) November 15 , 2014 Updates - As we get close to the finish line date of November 24 , 2014 , will the US position on ending sanctions imposed on Iran ( pertaining to both US unilateral sanctions and UN imposed sanctions and " relief " or the lack thereof ) be the deal-breaker - not enrichment capacity ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
http://www.aawsat.net/2014/11/article55338538 [image: Ali M. Pedram] Written by : Ali M. Pedram on : Saturday, 15 Nov, 2014 0 [image: Print This Post] Print This Post Iran’s nuclear negotiations set for extension under face-saving agreement: Iran sources Improbability of reaching a comprehensive deal leads Iran’s negotiators to push for vague agreement [image: Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif (C-R) sits next to the EU's Catherine Ashton (C-L), during their meeting in the framework of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file in Muscat, Oman, on November 11, 2014.] Iranian Mohammad Javad Z... more »

We Were Had

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
That awkward moment when... #Gruber #Grubergate pic.twitter.com/mI8TIp94uI — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) November 14, 2014 (By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari.) ObamaCare, to put it simply, is a snake venom that nonetheless somewhat succeeds in counteracting an even more pernicious malady. It's the red-hot piece of metal that cauterizes a bleeding wound. It was never, *ever* intended to be anything more than that. It is a position, often a lonely and adversarial one, that had been consistently taken by yours truly in this very byline since the m... more »

India test-fires Prithvi-II and Dhanush missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Prithvi-II missile test]India today successfully test-fired its indigenously-developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II and Dhanush ballistic missiles in separate trials, boosting the armed forces' operational readiness. The day began with the test-firing of its Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near here at abour 10.40am as part of a user trial by Army. Nine hours later, Dhanush, also a surface-to-surface missile and a naval variant of 'Prithvi', was test-fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal at around 7.... more »

Russian ‘satellite image’ of MH17 being shot down by fighter jet dismissed as ‘crude fake’

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: satellite image of MH17]Russian state television produced a “satellite image” that allegedly showed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being shot down by a fighter jet Friday, in what appeared to be a crude fake deliberately released on the eve of the G20 economic summit. Channel One presented the image, said to have been taken moments before the passenger jet crashed in eastern Ukraine, as a smoking gun that confirmed how MH17 had been downed, killing all 298 people on board on July 17. “It’s well know that at the [G20] summit in Brisbane, the Australian prime minister [Tony] Ab... more »

Final combat mission for legendary naval aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
Friday marked the final landing for the U.S. Navy's EA-6B Prowler. Squadron VAQ-134 landed back at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island before noon, after flying cross country from the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush. The squadron, also known as the "Garudas," completed 104 combat missions over Afghanistan and was called upon to support operations against ISIS, flying another 109 combat missions according to the Navy. The plane has enjoyed a long association with Washington state, with most of the Navy's Prowlers based here. Read more

The BBC and half the story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Is the BBC News website the worst UK media outlet when it comes to reporting Israel? Does it even out-*Guardian* the *Guardian* sometimes? Well, here (in its entirety) is an article published on the BBC News website yesterday: *Israel bans Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from Gaza* A Norwegian doctor has been permanently banned from entering the Gaza Strip by the Israeli government. Dr Mads Gilbert says he was stopped trying to cross into Gaza in October. He called the move "totally unacceptable". Israel cited security reasons for imposing the ban. Dr Gilbert has treated patients in... more »

Pat Condell apologises unreservedly

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Pat Condell apologises unreservedl, as only he could.

Watch: F-35C completes first night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
The F-35C Lightning II completed its first night operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Thursday night. Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ted “Dutch” Dyckman piloted F-35C test aircraft CF-03 for the inaugural night flight from the USS Nimitz. At 6:01 p.m. Dyckman conducted a series of planned touch and goes before making an arrested landing at 6:40 pm, according to a release from the Navy. Read more

HMS Manchester leaves Portsmouth for the final time

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: HMS Manchester leaves Portsmouth for the final time]The former warship HMS Manchester left Portsmouth today for the final time. The old Type 42 destroyer has been sold by the Ministry of Defence. Leyal Ship Recycling was handed the contract to break up the ship along with the former HMS Liverpool. The destroyers are making way for the new six Type 45s, which are based in Portsmouth. Read more

Did A Russian Fighter Jet Buzz A U.S. Destroyer And Successfully Disabled Its Radar And Defense Systems?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*What Frightened The USS Donald Cook So Much In The Black Sea? -- Voltaire Net* The State Department acknowledged that the crew of the destroyer USS Donald Cook has been gravely demoralized ever since their vessel was flown over in the Black Sea by a Russian Sukhoi-24 (Su-24) fighter jet which carried neither bombs nor missiles but only an electronic warfare device. On 10 April 2014, the USS Donald Cook entered the waters of the Black Sea and on 12 April a Russian Su-24 tactical bomber flew over the vessel triggering an incident that, according to several media reports, completely... more »

Elmendorf for CBO Director

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 18 hours ago
*Roll Call* speculates about who the next director of the Congressional Budget Office might be. This is a key decision facing the newly elected GOP-controlled Congress. After giving a talk at CBO on Thursday and participating in its Academic Advisers Panel on Friday, I am reminded how impressive the CBO staff is and how important the institution is to the policy process. (FYI, my own affiliation with CBO dates back to the summer of 1978, when I was an intern there.) So who should the next CBO director be? There are a lot of reputable economists on the *Roll Call* list. Many are frie... more »

Fresh Market Capitalism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
Fresh food is among the foundations of good health of the people. The more fresh the food, the more nutritious it is. But fresh food should also be affordable to more people. That way, good economics (stable, affordable prices) meets good health (fresh, nutritious food that help strengthen our immune system). Last week, on our last day (November 08) in Hong Kong after attending the Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia Conference, November 6-7, 2014, a friend Simon Lee, organized a "fresh market tour" for interested EFN conference participants. It was a short, 1 1/2 hour tour as some ... more »

Sweden releases sonar images of submarine violation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: A sonar image showing subsea tracks left by a small submarine in Swedish waters. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/EPA]Sweden has released an image of underwater tracks which it says is clear proof that a foreign submarine illegally entered its waters last month, in an event which triggered a national search mission reminiscent of the cold war. The sonar image shows tracks on the sea floor, which the head of the armed forces says were left by the submarine. “The military can confirm that a small submarine breached Sweden’s territorial waters. We can exclude all alternative expla... more »

High noon in Châteauguay

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 19 hours ago
Good lord. The police officers in the municipality — located on Montreal’s south shore — donned their new uniforms today, complete with cowboy boots, dark cowboy hats pinned with a sheriff’s badge, and lapel badges shaped like stars. They are protesting against Bill 3, a bill tabled by the Quebec government in June that would see municipal workers’ pension plans reformed.

Apple Is Now Worth More Than Russia's Stock Market

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Apple Now Bigger Than Russia's Stock Market -- The Telegraph* Technology giant Apple is worth more than the combined value of all Russian public companies for the first time Apple is now worth more than Russia's stock market, new data have revealed. The US technology giant's market capitalisation has overtaken the combined value of all Russian public companies for the first time in history, Bloomberg reported. Apple, the world's most valuable company, has added $147bn to its market cap this year and was worth $652bn as of November 12. The shares closed up 1.2pc to $114.18 each ... more »

Ce que le Gardasil m’a apporté par Alicia Koeppel

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
[image: Gardasil changed my life completely]Alicia *Ce que le Gardasil m’a apporté :* * le syndrome de tachycardie orthostatique posturale (STOP) et un pacemaker !* A 20 ans, je travaillais dans une pharmacie. J’étais en parfaite santé, j’étais très active, je faisais de l’athlétisme et je voyais le futur avec enthousiasme. Le Gardasil a été approuvé par la FDA en juin 2006. En décembre, une semaine avant mon 21ème anniversaire, j’ai reçu la première des trois injections de Gardasil. Depuis, je n’ai plus jamais été la même personne. Mes premiers symptômes: fatigue, vertiges, d... more »

Graphs at a glance: Whose afraid of the big bad bankers? Apparantly, the regulator.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 19 hours ago
According to the Guardian newspaper between 2009 and 2013 banks paid £166 billion in fines and compensation for sins ranging from LIBOR fixing, to PPI mis-selling, to money laundering, to gold price fixing, etcetera. This figure doesn't include fines from 2014 onward including FOREX fixing etcetera. According to the Office for National Statistics £136 billion was paid in bonuses to UK staff in

Children Health Summit MP4 with Tom O'Bryan

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
http://video.childrenshealthsummit.com/video/Tom_Obryan.mp4 *THOMAS O’BRYAN, DC, CCN, DACBN* is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the National College of Chiropractic. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, a Diplomate of the Clinical Nutrition Board of the American Chiropractic Association, and a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with the International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists. He is a Certified Applied Kinesiologist as well as a Certified Practitioner in Functional Biomechanics from the Motion Palpation Institute. He is... more »

What Gardasil did to me: POTS and a Pacemaker by Alicia Koeppel

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
[image: Gardasil changed my life completely] What Gardasil did to me: POTS and a Pacemaker By Alicia Koeppel Tucson Arizona When I was 20 years old, I was working as a certified pharmacy technician. I was very healthy, athletic and active. I looked forward to my future. Gardasil was approved by the FDA in June of 2006. That December, one week before my 21st birthday, I received my first of three injections. I have not been the same person since then. My first symptoms were fatigue, dizziness, and chest pains. One month after the first dose (January 2007), I was transported to the ... more »

The funniest man in London (part 3)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
William "Bill" Callaghan, this time with some marriage guidance, a decent Yoda impression and some opinions on women - "my God she looks like a horse and not one I'd like to ride"

The Best Way To Irritate A Sniper

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: A young Polish soldier shows an infallible technique to irritate a sniper.

Meet The REAL U.S. Navy Seals

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Meet The Navy’s ‘Seals’: Defenders Against Mines, Enemy Swimmers -- Stars and Stripes* ABOARD THE USS PONCE IN THE PERSIAN GULF — Beyond their cute faces and adorable demeanor, the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program California sea lions are highly trained military assets, skilled in detecting and defending against mines and enemy swimmers. For the first time, the sea lions participated in the massive U.S. 5th Fleet-led International mine countermeasures exercise in the Middle East, involving 6,500 personnel and 38 warships from 44 navies. At least four sea lions participated in the tw... more »

Lightnings may increase by 12% per 1 °C of warming

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
David M. Romps, Jacob T. Seeley (Berkeley), David Vollaro, and John Molinari (Albany) published a report in Nature whose title reads Projected increase in lightning strikes in the United States due to global warming that was quoted in hundreds of media outlets. Let me tell you: I find this number conceivable. They decided that the lightning frequency is approximately equal to the product of the precipitation rate and a potential energy (CAPE). It probably isn't exact but it's probably good enough for some estimates. Combined with some empirical data, 1 °C of warming adds 12% to t... more »

An Arctic Underwater Chernobyl Is Now Being Played Out In Slow Motion From Sunken Soviet Nuclear Subs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Sunken Soviet Submarines Threaten Nuclear Catastrophe in Russia's Arctic -- Matthew Bodner, Moscow Times* While Russia's nuclear bombers have recently set the West abuzz by probing NATO's air defenses, a far more certain danger currently lurks beneath the frigid Arctic waters off Russia's northern coast — a toxic boneyard for Soviet nuclear ships and reactors whose containment systems are gradually wearing out. Left to decay at the bottom of the ocean, the world is facing a worst case scenario described as "an Arctic underwater Chernobyl, played out in slow motion," according to... more »

The funniest man in London (part 2)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
More from William "Bill" Callaghan, a Yeoman Warder at HM Tower of London with a fine line in comic quips and a great way with children.

What Really Happened In Beijing Between Putin, Obama, And Xi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
(L-R, front) U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a plenary session during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing, Nov. 11, 2014. *What Really Happened In Beijing: Putin, Obama, Xi — And The Back Story The Media Won’t Tell You -- Patrick Smith, Salon* Ukraine, Iran's nukes, the price of oil: There are ties worthy of a Bourne film, if the media connected the dots By way of events on the foreign side, the past few weeks start to resemble some once-in-a-while event in the heavens when everyone i... more »

Let's celebrate that great champion of the American working man, mining mogul Donny "Safety Is for Suckers" Blankenship

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Donny, aka the "Dark Lord" of Coal Country, shares his insights with the Senate Appropriations Committee at a 2010 hearing on efforts to prevent mine disasters.* *by Ken* I had a post slotted in for tonight to be called "Work sucks!" or something of the sort, but I thought we should put that off to take time to honor that great friend of workers everywhere, mining mogul Donny "Safety Last" Blankenship, chief executive of West Virginia's Massey Energy. Howie has already covered the story of how, a mere four years after the fact, Donny is being indicted for his indispensable contri... more »

Iran Airs A Video Of Its RQ-170 Clone In Flight But Critics Are Labeling It As A Fake

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Iran Just Released Video Of A Stealth Drone — But Is It Real? -- Washington Post* Three years ago, a stealthy Air Force RQ-170 Sentinel drone crashed in eastern Iran, highlighting the U.S. government’s surveillance efforts there and inflaming tensions between the two countries. It appeared to mark the first time that a U.S. drone had fallen into enemy hands. Iranian officials now say that recovery has paid off. They just released video they claim shows a new Iranian drone reverse-engineered from the RQ-170 lost in 2011. That aircraft sustained little damage when it crashed, the ... more »

Has The Islamic State Peaked?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Has ISIS Peaked? Terror Group Suffers Setbacks In Iraq -- Tim Lister, CNN* (CNN) -- Is the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria finally beginning to feel the pressure?  The first signs are emerging that a combination of coalition airstrikes and more assertive Iraqi and Kurdish forces are forcing ISIS to change its behavior and inflicting serious losses of both territory and fighters. Analysts tell CNN it is too early to say ISIS has "peaked." It controls vast areas of northern and western Iraq, as well as much of northeastern Syria, and exercises draconian authority in areas as far ap... more »

Gregor Robertson, Derrick Corrigan and Doug McCallum

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2014/11/625000-litres-of-toxic-crud-spilled-in.html Must say, in all my years in Canada I have never seen this much dirty politicking in civic elections, children, a bunch of foul-mouthed children slinging mud balls, sliming each other, blackmail, lies, distortion and bluster... Unfortunately one side always goes dirty first and human nature brings a response in kind... Awards for stealth attacks goes to the Vancouver Sun....Clearly they went gang-busters against Gregor Robertson(and I`m no Gregor fan).....CKNW gets an award too...CKNW... more »

Contact !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.

Not Everyone Is Talking About The Osama Bin Laden Raid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*UNSUNG HEROES: The 77 People On The Bin Laden Raid Who Are Staying Quiet -- Brian Adam Jones, Task & Purpose* 79 men launched the raid to kill bin Laden. 79 of thousands who worked for more than a decade to find him. Two have stepped forward. Every Thursday, Task & Purpose tells a story of heroism, usually from the 2.6 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. In light of the recent publicity surrounding a couple of the several dozen men who were on the bin Laden raid, we’ve decided to recognize those who are doing the right thing and staying in the shadows. Between the SEALs, t... more »

U.S. Planes Spy On American Cell Phones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program -- Wall Street Journal* *Devices on Planes that Mimic Cellphone Towers Used to Target Criminals, but Also Sift Through Thousands of Other Phones * WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on airplanes that mimic cellphone towers, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, oper... more »

Missing Molly; or, How The Nation got me to buy a book -- actually two

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*For $9.99 you can get Molly as a PDF or ePub download, or for $11.99 plus shipping you can get the book Molly Ivins: Letters to The Nation as an *actual paperback book*. I decided I wanted Molly preserved between the covers of an actual book, and Kurt Vonnegut too.* *"As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office."* *-- Molly Ivins (of course)* *by Ken* Maybe it was post-election-season blues, but the marketers at *The Nation* punched a hole right through my... more »

Musical Interlude: “Homeless Boy Steals The Talent Show”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Homeless Boy Steals The Talent Show” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ46Ot4_lLo

"The Most Beautiful People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Laguna Indigo II (Aurora)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, "Laguna Indigo II (Aurora)" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfvKD_SaQdQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"While most spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, have two or more spiral arms, NGC 4725 seems to have only one. In this sharp color image, the solo spira mirabilis is tightly wound, traced by bluish, newborn star clusters. The odd galaxy also sports obscuring dust lanes, a prominent ring, and a yellowish central bar structure composed of an older population of stars. *Click image for larger size.* NGC 4725 is over 100 thousand light-years across and lies 41 million light-years away in the well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. Computer simulations of the formation of s... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Song of Amergin"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Song of Amergin" by Chet Raymo "It is commonly called "The Song of Amergin," and it is reputed to be the first poem composed in Ireland, by one of the "Milesian princes" who colonized the island several hundred years before the birth of Christ. "The Song of Amergin" "I am the wind on the sea. I am the ocean wave. I am the sound of the billows. I am the seven-horned stag. I am the hawk on the cliff. I am the dewdrop in sunlight. I am the fairest of flowers. I am the raging boar. I am the salmon in the deep pool. I am the lake on the plain. I am the meaning of the poem. I am the poin... more »

Psychology: “Top 10 Self-Control Strategies”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Top 10 Self-Control Strategies”* by PsyBlog “Self-control is vital to our success. People who have good self-control tend to be both more popular and more successful in many areas of life. Those with low self-control, though, are at risk of overeating, addictions and underachievement. Unfortunately, as we all know to our cost, self-control frequently fails. Part of the problem is we overestimate our ability to resist temptation. Self-control can be built up, like a muscle. But you need to do the right types of mental exercises. So, here are ten techniques to boost your self-contr... more »

Psychology: "First Impressions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“People Know When First Impressions Are Right”* by ScienceBlog “First impressions are important, and they usually contain a healthy dose both of accuracy and misperception. But do people know when their first impressions are correct? They do reasonably well, according to a study in the current "Social Psychological and Personality Science" (published by SAGE). Researchers had two separate groups of more than 100 people meet in a “getting-acquainted” session much like speed-dating, until the people had spoken with everyone else in the group for three minutes each. At the end of ea... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "I Can Still See You..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Put out my eyes, and I can see you still, Slam my ears to, and I can hear you yet; And without any feet can go to you; And tongueless, I can conjure you at will. Break off my arms, I shall take hold of you And grasp you with my heart as with a hand; Arrest my heart, my brain will beat as true; And if you set this brain of mine afire, Then on my blood-stream I yet will carry you." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

Psychopaths: "The Genesis of Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Genesis of Evil"* by Andrew Lobaczewski, Ph.D. "Ever since ancient times, philosophers and religious thinkers representing various attitudes in different cultures have been searching for the truth as regards moral values, attempting to find criteria for what is right, what constitutes good advice. They described the virtues of human character and suggested these be acquired. They created a heritage ... which contains centuries of experience and reflections. In spite of the obvious differences among attitudes, the similarity or complementarity of the conclusions reached by ... more »

The Internet: "ICSI Netalyzr"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"ICSI Netalyzr"* by UC Berkeley "Netalyzr is a free tool that analyzes your network for possible problems—large and small—helping you determine your overall network health. As soon as you start the test (and agree to the security certificate), Netalyzer performs various tests on your computer's connection. When the tests are complete, you'll see an exhaustive rundown of all the results, including a handy "Noteworthy Events" section at the top that details the possible problem areas. Tests that pass are marked as green, minor problems are marked in yellow, and problems get the cla... more »

Tonights Movie Is 'The Patrol'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*From Wikipedia: *The Patrol is a 2013 British action drama film set in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2006. It looks at the Afghan conflict through the eyes of British soldiers.[1] It won Film of the Festival (Feature) at Raindance Film Festival 2013.

"Overachieving and Overreaching: A Sign of Imbalance"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "Overachieving and Overreaching: A Sign of Imbalance"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "Sometimes when we don't feel good enough, we create imbalance by overachieving or needing to be the best at something. Overachievers are people who have achieved but still feel the need to do more, creating an imbalance in their lives. People who exhibit this behavior may be trying to compensate for feelings of insecurity and doubts about their worth. They may be chasing unresolved issues from their past into the present, or they might not be looking at their lives as a whole, but judging themse... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"All of Us Here On This Spinning Blue World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"All of Us Here On This Spinning Blue World"* "Let's not plan too much or expect or promise or say how much or how little or outline how things must be or how they must not be. All of us here on this beautiful spinning blue world, let's just love each other from one millisecond to the next as much as we can." - A. J. Constance


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." - Rene Descartes

'Nuff Said !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

If Common Core Survives, Blame Its Supporters

Jim Horn at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
Posted at Schools Matter November 11: 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 efforts to keep alive the maggot-infested body of Common Core. Despite the efforts of the Gates Foundation and others to treat […]

Ancient Practices To Open Your Third Eye

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video -* The pineal gland is an important endocrine gland that is said to be the seat of enlightenment - our Third Eye The post Ancient Practices To Open Your Third Eye appeared first on Waking Times.

This Is What Union Power Looks Like in MA

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
MTA members show union power; DESE rescinds proposals linking licensure to educator evaluation *MTA President Barbara Madeloni and Vice President Janet Anderson sent the following message to MTA members on Friday, November 14:* We did it! In recent days, thousands of you have contacted state education officials to express your opposition to linking your license to your evaluation. MTA members sent e-mails, spoke out at DESE’s “town halls,” organized building meetings and made plans to attend upcoming DESE meetings in Malden and Bridgewater. Today, the commissioner of education r... more »

Will Zionist ISIS bomb al-Aqsa? and other stories

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
[image: aqsa] Recent stuff you may have missed: *Will Zionist ISIS bomb al-Aqsa? * Powerful right-wing leaders inside Israel conspired to bomb Masjid al-Aqsa in 1980. If they try again, it’s World War III. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/07/isil-aqsa/ Other stories I neglected to post here: *Canadian Defence Minister exposes NWO, UFOs* http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/05/hellyer/ * Ashura-JFK-9/11 and the beauty of Shia Islam* http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/03/ashura/

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 14, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iraqi security forces took part Thursday in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in Adhaim, a village in Diyala Province north of Baghdad. Reuters *Is The Tide Turning Against Islamic State? -- Kenneth Kaplan, CSM* Iraqi security officials said today their forces had recaptured Baiji oil refinery, while US Defense Secretary Hagel said yesterday that IS advances had been stalled. IS leader Baghdadi, meanwhile, released an audio call for more attacks. Is the tide turning in Iraq against the self-described Islamic State, or are events there just the normal... more »

World News Briefs -- November 14, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*G20 Summit: World Leaders Gather In Brisbane -- BBC* World leaders are arriving in Australia for this weekend's G20 summit in the Queensland city of Brisbane. The two-day summit, attended by the US, Chinese and Russian leaders among others, will focus on promoting growth. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said leaders would discuss job creation, identifying tax cheats and strengthening the global economy. Tensions with Russia over Ukraine will also draw attention, while campaigners want climate change on the agenda. In Brisbane, local government workers have been given a day... more »

Kurdistan. NATO’s new Southern Flank?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
If all goes well for NATO, Israel *and the Kurds.* *Turkey will be supplanted as NATO’s Southern Flank.* It seems to be just a matter of time.....I hold the opinion that Turkish leadership has become aware of what looks to be it’s impending betrayal *A bit of background* *“For a long time, Turks have resented the “curse of strategic significance” related to its forming NATO’s southern flank. They felt it enabled the military to keep a watchful eye over their politicians”* The Military keeping a watchful eye over Turkey’s politicians. Makes one wonder who exactly is is in charge, d... more »

Transpicuous News Ep “Welcome to the Circus: Big Banks Dog and Pony Show”

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Transpicuous News, November 14, 2014. This weeks review of the main stream media news, and delving into the ridiculousness of the global economic and political circus. http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-welcome-to-the-circus-big-banks-dog-and-pony-show/ U.S. POWER SHIFT Republicans take control of Senate http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/04/politics/election-day-story/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 Ron Paul: US elections are 1-party monopoly http://rt.com/usa/202295-ron-paul-midterm-elections/ If You Really Think It Matters Which Party Controls the Senate, Answer These Questions... more »

How the Brain Creates Ghosts

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Buck Rogers* - Are ghosts merely creations of the brain, or do some people have more developed perception than others? The post How the Brain Creates Ghosts appeared first on Waking Times.

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