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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Monday, November 17, 2014

17 Nov - Blogs I'm Following

10:28pm MST

Indian Analyst To Pakistani Admiral On Indian TV: "Your army is the cause of all your problems"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 minutes ago
The video below is from a program called, "The Newshour Debate" that airs daily on the Indian TV channel "Times Now." The host is *Arnab Goswami*. On November 4, 2014, the show featured Indian and Pakistani guests from military and defense circles and revolved around *the recent Pentagon report* that charged Pakistan of using terrorist proxy forces in India and Afghanistan. An excerpt from the video: "Admiral, first point, the Americans were peeved with you because all of the money they were pouring in wasn't going into your society, but it was going into the coffers of your arm... more »

The Cecilia Washburn Comedy Hour

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 27 minutes ago
*Dancing With Wolves and Thugs by Cecilia Washburn* It was leaked that Robbie Mook (former DCCC executive director) and Marlon Marshall (Obama administration) have built a pathetic listserv to “get their rocks off” to the idea that they will be controlling Clinton 2016. As Beltway losers, these two clowns love the idea that younger, less experienced staffers are sucking up to them by working social channels to be invited onto this listserv. They probably salivate to this concept while waiting for their non-existent phone call to be on a television show that would let that play a... more »

radio wave

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 28 minutes ago

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 28 minutes ago
“The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. *Click image for larger size.* The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic... more »

proof of love

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 29 minutes ago

FireFighters for 911 Truth.org - Finally

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 39 minutes ago

FBI: Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence By Extremists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
*FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence By Extremists Protesters -- ABC News* As the nation waits to hear whether a Missouri police officer will face charges for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country that the decision “will likely” lead some extremist protesters to threaten and even attack police officers or federal agents. Peaceful protesters could be caught in the middle, and electrical facilities or water treatment plants could also become targets. In addition, so-called “hac... more »

Conversation: Examining China's Presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
An excerpt from, *"United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan"* Reuters, October 30, 2014: The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out. The comments, made by a senior State Department official, are rare U.S. praise for Beijing, which this week hosts Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on his first visit abroad since assuming office in September. "China's view of engag... more »

You Want a Post???? HERE's a FUCKING POST!!!!

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 hour ago
Not going to save the world today mo-fo's!

Trip to the States

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 1 hour ago
I took a trip to the States from November 10 to November 16 to visit my Mom and Grama in Florida. My Grama lives in Port Richey Florida in the summer months. I timed the flights so my Mom and I arrived in Michigan at the same time and left around the same time flying American Airlines. I grabbed a ride to the airport with my friends Shawn and Chelsea since they were leaving Costa Rica the same time I was. More on that later. Trip to airport was fine. I was a tad concerned as there had been news that some landslides on the main highway has put traffic down to one lane, but it did... more »

"The Sharp Tang And Savor Of Existence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The thought of the disaster which almost certainly lay in wait for the Other Men threw me into a horror of doubt about the universe in which such a thing could happen. That a whole world of intelligent beings could be destroyed was not an unfamiliar idea to me; but there is a great difference between an abstract possibility and a concrete and inescapable danger. On my native planet, whenever I had been dismayed by the suffering and the futility of individuals, I had taken comfort in the thought that at least the massed effect of all our blind striving must be the slow but glorious ... more »

Tax haven benefits are not investment incentives

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 2 hours ago
Tim Worstall at *Forbes* takes issue with my last post, claiming that we actually don't know that U.S. state and local governments give more in location incentives than EU Member States do. He then says that while it is true that EU states give less in cash grants and other kinds of subsidies defined as "state aid" in EU law, these same states give more than the U.S. in other types of tax benefits. His argument then moves quickly through Ireland's 12.5% corporate income tax (though he gives no examples) to Amazon's European sales all being channeled through Luxembourg subsidiaries. ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Life"* by Chet Raymo "ACCTCCTCTAATGTCA ACCTCCCCTAATGTCA The first string of letters above represents an actual sequence of amino acids on human chromosome 10. The second string is the corresponding sequence for an elephant. I copy the strings from a New Yorker article on Neanderthals by Elizabeth Kolbert. She tosses them in more or less at random just to show what a DNA sequence looks like. Still, they jump off the page. Humans and elephants. A four-letter code. Four molecules called neucleotides, arranged in pairs along a spiraling ladder, the double-helix - adenine, thymine, g... more »

"30 Lessons A Wise Man Once Shared"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"30 Lessons A Wise Man Once Shared"* by Marc "My father is one of the wisest men I know. Over the past year he has been dispensing bits of wisdom to friends, business partners and family members via his Facebook wall and private Twitter stream. Since much of what he posts is in line with the focus of our blog, I figured I’d share some of his advice with you today. Here are my 30 favorite excerpts from his recent posts. ․ *1.* You can’t make choices for other people. Don’t let other people make choices for you. *2.* There are an unlimited number of ‘Dr. No’ folks that you will ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Bozeman, Montana, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Anne Sexton, "Courage"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Courage*" "It is in the small things we see it. The child's first step, as awesome as an earthquake. The first time you rode a bike, wallowing up the sidewalk. The first spanking when your heart went on a journey all alone. When they called you crybaby or poor or fatty or crazy and made you into an alien, you drank their acid and concealed it. Later, if you faced the death of bombs and bullets you did not do it with a banner, you did it with only a hat to cover your heart. You did not fondle the weakness inside you though it was there. Your courage was a small coal that you kept swallo... more »

"A Good Fight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow." ~ William McFee

"Clinging To The Core When Our World Falls Apart"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Clinging To The Core When Our World Falls Apart"* by The DailyOm "When external factors shift we have an opportunity to rediscover our core which is the only truly safe place to call home. There are times when our whole world seems to be falling apart around us, and we are not sure what to hold onto anymore. Sometimes our relationships crumble and sometimes it’s our physical environment. At other times, we can’t put our finger on it, but we feel as if all the walls have fallen down around us and we are standing with nothing to lean on, exposed and vulnerable. These are the times ... more »

Iran Is Nervous That The Price Of Oil May Continue To Decline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Oil Slide Prompts Iran’s Oil Minister To Visit UAE -- Fuel Fix* Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh is preparing to visit the United Arab Emirates this week, underscoring the deepening concern among OPEC members over the slump in oil prices. After trips to Kuwait and Qatar last week to discuss strategies to buoy prices, Zanganeh will meet with officials in the UAE tomorrow, Shana, the Tehran-based oil ministry’s news service, said on its website yesterday. The discussions come before the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ next scheduled meeting on Nov. 27. OPE... more »

Remoteness of damages in contract

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
1298417Ontario Ltd. v. Lakeshore (Town), 2014 ONCA 802: [138] In *RBC Dominion Securities Inc. v. Merrill Lynch Canada Inc*., 2008 SCC 54, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 79, at paras. 63-64, Abella J. (dissenting in part) summarized the test for remoteness of damages following a breach of contract: The defining explanation of the contractual breach principles of reasonable foreseeability and remoteness is found in *Hadley v. Baxendale*... A court must therefore ask itself "what was in the reasonable contemplation of the parties at the time of contract formation" (*Fidler v. Sun Life Assurance... more »

Uproar and unrest in America Alert ( November 17 , 2014 ) ....Ferguson Missouri ( Imminent decision as to whether Officer Darren Wilson is indicted by sitting Grand Jury ) sparks fresh protests , A declaration of a State of Emergency by the Governor - decision due this week....... Meanwhile , possible Executive Actions by President Obama on Immigration also possibly due this week ! Buckle up , the ride could get bumpy ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Ferguson....... Links and tweets....... *Demonstrators mob courthouse...* *Police nationwide brace for unrest...* *Police nationwide brace for unrest...* http://www.blacklistednews.com/Missouri_Gov._Jay_Nixon_declares_state_of_emergency_ahead_of_Ferguson_announcements/39250/0/38/38/Y/M.html SOURCE: WASHINGTON POST Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of possible unrest following the announcement of findings of two separate criminal investigations into the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a Ferguso... more »

ClassDojo: Another Insecure Child Labeling, Shaming, and Tracking Device

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
If your town has 9 schools, there is a teacher in three of them using unsafe software that can be used to publicly shame your child while making money for the company that sells the app. The banking model of education just got a whole lot more lucrative, and the total surveillance society just got a bit closer still. The NYTimes has a piece on the latest cutesy version of the KIPP paycheck. In this digitized and cutesy one that uses children to become complicit in their own monitoring and labeling, ClassDojo seeks to get rich by collecting and sharing data. Below is a screen gr... more »

Raise your hand if you'd like to see a "top Republican" bowing to scientists

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Do you recognize this guy? No, not from a post-office wall. What if I told you he's the number-three Republican in the Senate? And before you ask, no, there doesn't appear to be any video of him bowing to scientists.* *by Ken* The title of the washingtonpost.com "PostPartisan" blogpost was so provocative that I couldn't resist: "Top Republican bows to scientists on climate change." I was so busy trying to think who the top Republican is that I had to pause to change gears when the webpage opened and I had no idea which Republican puss was staring out at me. Oh wait, it occurred to... more »

The Reason Why The Islamic State Has Embarked On A Reign Of Terror

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Syrian soldiers about to be executed by Islamic State fighters *A Horrifying New Report Reveals The Strategy Behind ISIS's Brutality -- Zack Beauchamp, VOX* Scattered reports from inside ISIS-controlled territory have painted an awful picture of life under the militant group's rule. But a brand-new UN report, compiled from interviews with 300 people who have lived or currently are living in ISIS-controlled Syria, gives us a systematic look at the militant group's reign. And it is horrifying. This isn't just because the behavior documented is terrible, though it is. It's that the ... more »

mystery of the sphinx

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
David Roberts

How Pakistan Blackmails Uncle Sam With Nukes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Below is an excerpt from author C. Christine Fair's lecture about Pakistan's army at The Institute of World Politics on July 28, 2014.* "I argue in the book that if you sort of look at the temerity, the brazenness of Pakistan's use of these non-state actors, if they're plotted out, it very much aligns with the trajectory of Pakistan's expanding nuclear umbrella. So what does this mean for U.S. policymakers? It's hard for me to be incredibly optimistic about this place. As the power differentials between India and Pakistan continue to expand, Pakistan is even less capable of achie... more »

John Todd: The Illuminati and witchcraft

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 3 hours ago
*keep in mind, these talks were given in the mid 1970's . . * July 6, 2010 James Japan http://jamesjpn.net *[link to hours of talks given by John Todd: http://www.kt70.com/~jamesjpn/articles/john_todd_and_the_illuminati.htm#toddaudio ]* *On July 2, 2010, I received by email a PDF file of yet another one of John Todd’s talks, and converted the file to text with some editing to correct misspellings and typos. The talk is not exactly the same as the one on my other web site. It contains additional information that may interest you. I first read John Todd’s message about the Illum... more »

Mexico Missing Students spark continued protests and National strike for November 20 , 2014 ! Murders do have consequences !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Tweets...... *Stephen Q. Kurczy* ‏@KurczyBeast 1h 1 hour agoUruguay Thousands marched in Uruguay capital today in support of families of *Mexico*'s 43 *missing* *students*, *protest* at embassy [image: Embedded image permalink] *Jason Mojica* ‏@elmodernisto 2h2 hours ago Police Confrontation at *Mexico*'s National University Ends With 2 Shooting Injuries and Riot Police https://news.vice.com/article/police -and-students-violently-clash-at-revered-mexico-city-school … via @ *vicenews* *Prof. Steve Hanke* ‏@steve_hanke 10h 10 hours ago Political instability causes... more »

Lily in Nashville to Declare Common Core a "state initiative"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
NEA President, L. E. Garcia, was in Nashville today trying to pump life back into the rotting corpse of Common Core. Ravitch will there on the 19th follow up. From Andy Spears: Garcia says she was initially a Common Core skeptic. But says she reviewed the standards for 6th grade, which she taught, and found them to be reasonable. She said Common Core is and should be a state initiative.

Our sky high energy and food inflation hits the poorest hardest. Our rock bottom mortgages hardly benefit them at all

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
SOURCE GUARDIAN: 300,000 more people live in poverty than previously thoughtThe study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation said the government method for calculating absolute poverty – the number of people living below a breadline that rises each year in line with the cost of living – incorrectly assumed that all households faced the same inflation

Islamic State Claims To Have Sized An Iranian Drone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
#PT Growing reports of #IRGC & #IS clashes in Hamrin mounts recently. An other Mohajer 4 was found in the same area pic.twitter.com/SsoklcwwKN — Green lemon (@green_lemonnn) November 17, 2014 *ISIS: We Nabbed An Iranian Drone -- Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast* Unmanned aircraft are crowding the skies over Iraq. Now ISIS says they’ve got one of their own—a drone they took from Iran. ISIS fighters in Iraq are bragging about an Iranian drone they claim to have captured. Social media accounts associated with ISIS have been posting photos of the unmanned aircraft since this morning, claimi... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Zachary”* by Tim Knight “A handwritten letter arrived in my mailbox last week from a reader. In it was a note from whom I would guess is an elderly gentleman, thanking me for my work both on Slope and on Tastytrade, but politely asking me to use the phrase "God damn it" less frequently, since he found it upsetting. The handwriting on the paper trembled like leaves in an autumn breeze, and it was obvious it took time and effort to send me this two-page missive. It meant something to him. It never occurred to me that I ever used this phrase in a video, let alone often enough to ca... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

“Are ‘We the People’ Useful Idiots in the Digital Age?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Are ‘We the People’ Useful Idiots in the Digital Age?”* By John W. Whitehead “Back in the heyday of the old Soviet Union, a phrase evolved to describe gullible western intellectuals who came to visit Russia and failed to notice the human and other costs of building a communist utopia. The phrase was “useful idiots” and it applied to a good many people who should have known better. I now propose a new, analogous term more appropriate for the age in which we live: useful hypocrites. That’s you and me, folks, and it’s how the masters of the digital universe see us. And they have pret... more »

Sad News: Nat Bellocchi (1926-2014) passes

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
[image: back_88] News from a friend: We are saddened to let you know that former AIT Chairman Nat Bellocchi passed away in his sleep in Sunday morning, 16 November 2014. Below is a brief summary of his life, and we pray for his family and for his soul. We will dearly miss him, as he was a strong supporter of freedom and democracy for Taiwan, and didn’t hesitate to speak out for Taiwan. His two most recent commentaries were on President Obama’s trip to Beijing: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2014/11/05/2003603695 and on the protests in Hong Kong: http://www.taipeit... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 17, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Eastern Ukraine Braces For ‘Full-Scale War’ -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast* Ukrainian soldiers are on edge and artillery barrages continue. With Russian troops and tanks crossing the border, how long can this ‘ceasefire’ hold? DONETSK, Ukraine—There was a deep growl of artillery and Grad rocket bombardment in the distance, but it didn’t have any heads turning in the center of Donetsk. People here are used to the rumble of a fight that has raged since the summer around the city’s airport on the outskirts and their swift steps homeward seemed more to escape the freezing cold than di... more »

“A Preposterous Theory”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“A Preposterous Theory”* by Bill Bonner “Our knowledge of human life in prehistoric times is sketchy. We have a limited archeological record. We also have legends and stories. And we have inferences we can make from studying primitive tribes in remote areas of the globe, before civilization got hold of them. What they tell us is that philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a fool. When Ralph Waldo Emerson visited Europe, he had to be practically dragged to the home of Rousseau, whom he considered unworthy of homage. In our book, we mention that Rousseau's "social contract" theory o... more »

The Sacred Role of the Ayahuasca Shaman

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Part scientist, part mystic, the role of the Ayahuasca shaman is to facilitate personal transformation and healing... The post The Sacred Role of the Ayahuasca Shaman appeared first on Waking Times.

Confusion over the Cardiff jihadist

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
There is confusion tonight about whether Nasser Muthana, the Cardiff-student-turned-Islamic-State-terrorist, actually appeared in the latest IS murder video carrying out an atrocity against captive Syrian soldiers. It was reported last night that his father, Ahmed, had said he thought it might be his son in the video and that he disowned him and believed he should be executed in return ("a head for a head"). He said such things to the *Guardian,* the *Daily Mail* and the *Evening Standard, *all of who reported them. The BBC website also reported it today (or at least some of it, ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 17, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Kerry: IS Momentum 'Dissipated' by Coalition Attacks -- VOA* STATE DEPARTMENT — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and Syria are losing momentum in the face of coalition airstrikes against them. The militants, who also are known as ISIL, have beheaded a fifth Westerner, and warned that a U.S. soldiers will meet a similar fate. Kerry said that, overall, the international campaign against ISIL has begun to have a “significant impact.” “The momentum that ISIL built up during the summer has dissipated. It continues, yes, to commit terrible cr... more »

Great Article If You Want to Understand Ukraine & Russia Situation

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Understanding what is really going on in Ukraine is not easy for most Americans and people living in the west due to constant corporate media trashing of Putin and the Russian government. Below are a few excerpts from one of the best articles yet on this important subject. It is written by James Petras retired Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York and adjunct professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. You can read the entire article entitled *Russia’s Vulnerability to EU – US Sanctions and Military En... more »

Obama "Would Order" US troops into Combat if ISIS Got Nuclear Weapons

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Considering all the spin regarding ISIS goading the NATO nations into attacking them... this headline just screams -FALSE FLAG - to me.* Why on earth would Obama make such an absurd statement unless the masses are being set up for some sort of perception managed psychological operation, that has yet to be unleashed? When one reads what Obama says.... he set the bar low. I mean quite low. *ISIS won't have to use a weapon. * *It just has to be alleged that ISIS possesses some sort of nuclear weapon* If that doesn't shriek, *any excuse for Obama to expand this war*, I don't know what el... more »

The EU Is Looking For A New Russian Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*EU Foreign Ministers Seek New Russia Strategy -- Deutsche Welle* The EU isn't interested in tougher sanctions against Moscow, but in fresh talks - while Kyiv is expected to launch reforms to move the country closer to the European Union. Whoever imagined that, following the heated words directed at Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit, the EU foreign ministers would strike a harsher tone on Ukraine were mistaken. On the contrary - at the start of the meeting in Brussels, Europe's new chief diplomat Federica Mogherini was content to signal a multi-pronged approach. A debate on sanct... more »

Left Unity One Year On

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
This weekend saw Left Unity hold its first national conference. Well, not really. It was preceded by its foundation back in November last year, and a further national gathering in Manchester last March, but who's counting right? So 12 months down the line, where do things stand with Britain's newest leftist unity initiatives? Should Labour be worried another potential rival stands poised to bleed its voter base, or does that prospect remain remote? You can tell something about a party by the character of its conference. Braving adverts for cruises, Netflix and the Murdoch press, th... more »

Hensarling To Reinstate Indicted Mafia Thug Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm On The Financial Services Committee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), crooked chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is one of the GOP's bagmen for Wall Street banks. He collects the dough from the toxic banksters he's supposed to be overseeing and distributes it inside the Republican caucus to build his own power base among the rank and file. He wrote a personal check to the NRCC this cycle for $2,130,739. And his leadership PAC-- Jobs, Economy & Budget (JEB) Fund-- handed out $655,403 to Republican members and congressional candidates. One of the candidates who got a maximum $10,000 contribution was indicted Rep... more »

Eastern Ukraine Continues To Deteriorate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Unmarked military trucks drive along a road in a territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic near the town of Khartsyzk, east of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, November 15, 2014. International monitors deployed along the Russian border in eastern Ukraine say their drones were shot at and jammed days before new columns of unmarked soldiers and weapons, said by the West to be Russian, were seen in the rebel-held territory. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters *All Is Not Well On Ukraine’s Eastern Front -- Benny Avni, Newsweek* What is Vladimir Putin’s game in eastern Ukraine? NA... more »

Ukarine Wages Economic Warfare Against The Rebel Enclaves In The East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 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 Takes Economic Swing At Rebels – But Might Hit Pensioners Instead -- Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor* *President Poroshenko canceled a 'special status' l... more »

BBC England

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I see that John Redwood is also conscious of the BBC's push for English regionalism (as opposed to English Votes for English Laws or an English parliament): Today a large majority of English voters want English votes for English laws, and some wish to go further to a separate English Parliament. More English people today contact me to complain that the financial settlement is not fair. They want the UK national broadcaster, the BBC, to have a BBC England to promote England and our causes as BBC Scotland promotes Scottish interests. They want the suppressed identity of England to ... more »

The one hundred and ninety sixth weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Apparently New surveys conducted in France suggested that Frenchmen of Muslim origin were far likelier to espouse anti-Semitic views than the general population. Now why would Frenchmen of Muslim origin be far likelier to espouse anti-Semitic views than the general population? I know why and that's why being told that 'New surveys conducted in France suggested that Frenchmen of Muslim origin were far likelier to espouse anti-Semitic views than the general population.' provokes a serious "No shit, Sherlock" response.

EU Prepares Sanctions Against Ukrainian Separatists. No New Sanctions On Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*E.U. To Toughen Sanctions on Ukrainian Separatists, But Not Russia -- New York Times* BRUSSELS — The European Union’s foreign ministers decided on Monday to impose more sanctions on individual separatists in Ukraine, but shied away from toughening sanctions against Russia despite its recent military incursions into Ukraine. Federica Mogherini, the bloc’s new foreign policy chief, said that sanctions should be just one part of a wider approach to Russia that must also involve diplomacy. The “main discussion today was how to relaunch, or how to re-engage, in a dialogue,” Ms. Mogh... more »

Supplemental: Reclusive genius passes away!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014Math is still quite hard:* The headline shouted at us from yesterday’s Washington Post: *Reclusive genius a ‘giant’ of math* In an 1100-word piece, Matt Schudel reported the death, at age 86, of Alexander Grothendieck, “whose brilliant mind electrified the world of mathematics in the 1950s and 1960s, earning him the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in his field.” We’d never heard of Grothendieck! Hungrily, we fell upon the Post report, hoping to learn what his brilliant mind had done. Basically, Schudel wasn’t saying. He started by telling us this: SCHUDEL... more »

36 Million People Live In Slavery In The World Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Modern Slavery Affects More Than 35 Million People, Report Finds -- The Guardian* Five countries including India, China and Russia account for 61% of all slavery, says Australia-based Walk Free Foundation More than 35 million people around the world are trapped in a modern form of slavery, according to a report highlighting the prevalence of forced labour, human trafficking, forced marriages, debt bondage and commerical sexual exploitation. The Walk Free Foundation (WFF), an Australia-based NGO that publishes the annual global slavery index, said that as a result of better data ... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel Says US Is Speeding Up Training Of Iraqi Forces To Fight The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Hagel Says US Speeding Up Training Of Iraqi Forces To Fight ISIS -- FOX News* Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that the U.S. military is speeding up its training and advising of Iraqi forces who are fighting the Islamic State militants after a recommendation from the commander of U.S. Central Command. Hagel's announcement came the same day the White House confirmed a third American, aid worker and former Army Ranger Peter Kassig, had been beheaded by members of the militant group. The Pentagon chief spoke to reporters after observing Army training in California's Mojav... more »

Congratulations to our Heroes

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News It is wonderful watching my longtime friends honored for fighting the good fight. Each is on their own path, upholding their cultures and traditions, and fighting for human rights and border rights in what is known as Arizona. It is an incredible time for the Benally family. Jones Benally of Big Mountain is being honored at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Sihasin -

Supai Waters: Raising the AIM staff

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
By Supai Waters Censored News Good afternoon, Northern Havasupai AIM scout enroute to Red Lake United  Nations AIM camp. All unified AIM chapters on stand by, waituntil southern route AIM staff is raised and standing atattention. Drum nations stand by.  We will shoot the first arrow for clearance. Hoka 

Supplemental: Dumbing the liberal world way down!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014Salon crawls to AlterNet:* For many years, conservative entities took the lead in dumbing the public down. At some point in the past ten years, pseudo-liberals decided to follow suit. As a recent example, consider this pitiful piece at the new Salon, by way of AlterNet. Sadly, Janet Allon isn’t some wide-eyed kid of the type the new Salon likes to employ. She’s been a political writer for decades. This seems to be her idea of the “worst right-wing moment” of the past week: ALLON (11/17/14): *Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and Charles Krauthammer beat the impeachm... more »

60 Global Terror Groups Have Joined The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *ISIS Beheads Another American As 60 New Terror Groups Join -- Riyadh Mohammed, The Fiscal Times* In defiance to the rumors of his injury or death, ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered a 17-minute audio speech on Thursday admitting that the U.S. – led campaign against ISIS is “one of the hardest ones.” In another video released today, he takes his revenge by beheading another American--Peter Edward Kassig, a former U.S. Army Ranger who converted to Islam to aid the Syrians. But Baghdadi's biggest problem isn’t U.S. led air attacks. It’s the gr... more »

Islamic State War News Updates -- November 17, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*U.S. Targets Islamic Militants With More Airstrikes In Syria, Iraq: Central Command -- Reuters* (Reuters) - U.S. military forces conducted 11 air strikes against Islamic militants in Syria and 20 in Iraq since Friday, Central Command said on Monday. Nine of the Syria strikes were near the Turkish border city of Kobani and destroyed seven Islamic State positions and four staging areas and struck one unit, the command said in a statement. Two near Dayr Az Zawr hit an Islamic State crude oil collection facility and destroyed a tank, it said *Read more* .... *Islamic State War New... more »

The Law of New Being

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
*Another interesting blog post from the 1970s, this one, the others is like a time capsule for the future... for the time of the NEW HUE-MAN... -AK* http://home.iae.nl/users/lightnet/creator/cosmicstudy9.htm The Law of New Being (PART 9) *The Law of New Being lessens polarities and reconciles oppositions. The Law of New Being reconciles the yes and no, right and wrong, good and evil, and brings the concepts of God and Satan together in harmonious resolution, integrated totally under the Law of One. The Law of New Being acknowledges the return of Lucifer to the Godhead or Source o... more »

Anonymous takes the hoods off the KKK after Ferguson threats

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Anonymous seizes Ku Klux Klan Twitter account over Ferguson threats Summary: After racial hate group Ku Klux Klan said it would use 'lethal force' on Ferguson protesters, a skirmish with Anonymous erupted: Anonymous has now seized two primary KKK Twitter accounts. UPDATED. Read articles and watch video: http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/racism/

Food Security A Hostage To Wall Street And US Global Hegemony

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 10 hours ago
RINF 17/11/2014 (An extended version of a piece that initially appeared in various other publications during October 2014) Last month, World Food Day celebrated ‘Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth’. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s website: “The 2014 World Food Day theme – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” – has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security ... more »

Experiencing a Shift in Collective Consciousness

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video - *Many believe that a shift in human consciousness was the true message of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. The post Experiencing a Shift in Collective Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Lakotas 'House vote on Keystone pipeline is act of war'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
by Aldo SeoaneWica Agli Lakota Voice ROSEBUD, SD – In response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President announced that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) recognizes the authorization of this pipeline as an act of war.“The House has now signed our death warrants and the death warrants

Briton, Frenchman Seen In Islamic State Video Of Beheadings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*ISIS' International Death Squad: Jihadist Executioners In Beheading Video Include Two Britons, Two Frenchmen And A German -- Daily Mail* * At least two French nationals thought to appear in the latest ISIS video * Pair believed to be among the jihadis filmed beheading Syrian soldiers * One is understood to be 22 year old Muslim convert Maxime Hauchard * Appeared on French TV in July declaring desire to wage jihad in Syria * Details of possible second Frenchman and a German are not yet known * Comes after medical student from Cardiff was pictured alongside killers * Father of Nasser Mu... more »

O'odham Resistance against Loop 202: Protect the Sacred

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
By Akimel O’odham Youth CollectiveContact: Akimeloodhamyc@gmail.com November 15th, 2014 Censored News On Saturday November 15th, 2014, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) came to the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) to hold a public forum regarding the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway. About 25 people

Did Steve Israel Poison The Well At The DCCC For African American Candidates?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Guess which guy the DCCC supported and which guy they stiffed? Saturday we took at look at how disturbed the Congressional Black Caucus is about how the DCCC blew off Steven Hosford's reelection in Nevada. There are those who felt the DCCC attitude was, at best, "benign neglect." The same folks at Crew of 42 who told us about the Horsford news, went back into history and saw the DCCC doing the same thing in 2012 to an African-American candidate in Omaha, Nebraska. This cycle, the DCCC spent $1,432,187 on white Blue Dog Brad Ashford and managed to defeat GOP incumbent Lee Terry, one o... more »

5 Critical Reasons to Add Nutritious Hemp Seeds to Your Diet

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Hemp can be used for almost literally countless things, from building homes to the remediation of contaminated soil. The post 5 Critical Reasons to Add Nutritious Hemp Seeds to Your Diet appeared first on Waking Times.

Poland And Russia Have Carried Out Tit - For - Tat Diplomatic Expulsions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Poland, Russia In Tit-For-Tat Diplomatic Expulsions -- Wall Street Journal* *Expulsions Come Amid Spying Affair, Heightened Bilateral Tensions Over Ukraine* WARSAW—Poland and Russia have carried out tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in a spying affair as bilateral tensions have intensified over Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. Poland was rocked by an espionage scandal last month when a Polish defense ministry official and a civilian were detained and charged with spying for Russian military intelligence, amid reports of increased Russian spying activity. In the aftermath of th... more »

Fascism On the Homepage

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
It arrived draped in the Red, White and Blue Cross flag. And the *New York Times*, which only last week noticed that democracy had collapsed, has today taken a giant logical leap forward and observed that fascism has come to America and taken its place. The Gray Lady only got one thing wrong in the headline "Health Law Turns Obama and Insurers Into Allies," and that is in the application of the present tense. Obama and the insurers were allies from the get-go, as they connived behind closed doors to remove the public option from the equation and the president continued to lie with i... more »

A Monday Morning Saving Tip...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*for the thrifty minded ladies and men.* *Ladies First: * A few days ago I had to visit the library to pick up a book that was on hold for me. It was late in the day, and I was very tired and very cold. The thought of slipping my freezing footsies into my cute little animal print flats was low on my list. New ones. Last years has cream trim I spied my Dearfoam slippers purchased last year at Costco for $9.99 and thought, "I'm just slipping in and out of the library and no one will notice I'm wearing slippers." Well, they did. But they thought they were the cutest *shoes* they ha... more »

Oreo Cookie Ball Ornaments

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OREOCookieBalls #CollectiveBias [image: Housewife Eclectic: Oreo Cookie Ball Ornaments] The Holidays are coming and bringing with them all of the delicious holiday baking. I can't wait to dive into creating pumpkin pies and delicious rolls. Right at the top of my list to create are Oreo Cookie Balls. They are a delicious bite-sized morsel that pleases any crowd. You can leave them dipped in chocolate just like the official recipe says to, or spruce them up a little bit to be Oreo ... more »

Ukraine has ignored the far right for too long. As have the US/NATO/Israeli thugs

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
One can only conclude that the 'far right' or fascists as I like to call them perform a job that needs doing. So, when it all goes south and it will, don't call it blowback! Not when it is easily predictable and avoidable. *Call it what it is. .....Planned.* The Ukrainian authorities and mainstream opinion in Ukraine continue to show unacceptable ignorance of the danger from the far right and even openly neo-Nazi forces, cooperating with them in elections and allowing them to take positions within law enforcement. It is not ignorance. Nor blowback. "Blowback" is a logical fallacy.... more »

Education Plus Compassion – How to Change the World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Mike Sygula* - "There are two vital tools needed to improve our life on this planet and start living more sustainably: education and compassion." The post Education Plus Compassion – How to Change the World appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- November 17, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Mixed Fortunes For G20 Leaders As Summit Comes To A Close In Brisbane -- CNN* Brisbane, Australia (CNN) -- Vladimir Putin was the first G20 leader to leave Brisbane. The Russian president's jet lifted off soon as soon as possible -- after the final lunch of the summit meeting, but well before the final communique outlining the achievements of the summit had been announced. Given the mood of the summit, his speedy exit was hardly surprising. Putin had been a verbal punching bag for many of the G20 leaders, critical of Russia's reported movement of new troops and weapons into inde... more »

IS Still Making Charge In Anbar While Iraq Forces On Offensive In Babil & Salahaddin 3rd Wk Of October 2014

MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
Violence remains relatively low in Iraq in October 2014 in comparison to the height of the summer offensive. The third week of the month saw a decline in attacks, deaths and wounded from the second week, which witnessed a slight jump in all of those categories. Anbar remained under threat, and the Islamic State (IS) launched a major assault upon a town in Diyala, but eventually withdrew. More importantly fighting returned to Ninewa as Mount Sinjar was fully encircled. In places like Salahaddin and Babil however, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were on the offensive themselves. Thi... more »

8 Reasons Why I Have Hope For Our World & You Should Too

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Mark DeNicola* - We are all hard wired to not only survive and thrive here on planet Earth, but also to come together and recognize the interconnectedness that we all share..." The post 8 Reasons Why I Have Hope For Our World & You Should Too appeared first on Waking Times.


Amin Fasei at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 12 hours ago
1934 GOLD CERTIFICATES NEIL KEENAN AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE - by Dawn Johnson https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=676384049135483&set=gm.552766641524395&type=1&theater Let's get back to the 1934 "Gold Certificates" that Neil Keenan claims he has in his hands., and that he sent an email to Drake Kent Bailey with photos attached which Drake placed on his website. http://americannationalmilitia.com/more-documentation-keenan/ http://americannationalmilitia.com/more-documentation-keenan/sam_5194-2/ According one photograph we can see two piles of so called Gold Certificates (on... more »

Syria wants details on proposed truce

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
ABC Syrian Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar says U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura presented officials in Damascus last week with "a headline, not with any comprehensive proposal" to implement small-scale, local truces. Haidar also told The Associated Press on Monday that de Mistura "has to make sure that the armed groups on the ground and their backers are ready to accept this initiative." *The Syrian government knows this is ruse. * * The "truce" so called is simply a time buying exercise for the NATO imperialists*

Soft targets and red herrings

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 12 hours ago
The mentally questionable individual who posed as a decorated jumper from the RCR is a soft target and irrelevant. The scorn presently being heaped on him from military circles is unsurprising, but Mr. Gervais is a red herring. Stephen Harper has worn unearned RCAF wings and members of his government has appeared in uniforms complete with rank and unit insignia, not to mention received unentitled

Aisha North: The manuscript of survival – part 430 - November 17, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/the-manuscript-of-survival-part-430/ *The manuscript of survival – part 430* November 17, 2014 by Aisha North For now, what has been set into motion can no longer be negated, and as such, all of the consequent reactions will come about from a positive energetic charge, even if some of the outcome of it may be labelled as negative by those still set on maintaining status quo. Let us elaborate. You see, this whole chain of events that is now in the middle of being activated is one that will have far reaching consequences, and as we have a... more »

Radio 4 Listener Profile

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Colonel Blimp at *Biased BBC *has found a fascinating new tool on the *YouGov *website called *YouGov Profiles*. Type in any brand, person or thing and the YouGov database brings up a typical profile for people who like that particular thing, whether it be Barack Obama, rabbits or BBC One's *Question Time*. The Colonel tried out "BBC Radio 4". Following his lead, it appears that the typical BBC Radio 4 listener is over 60, works in education, government & civil service, or civil society & charity, spends£1000+ a month, likes trekking, hiking and bird watching, is most likely to... more »

BRAVE NEW VOICES: With waves of piddle!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014Part 1—Emily Gould is no snob:* The waves of bunk from major news orgs were quite impressive this weekend. We refer to work we saw at the new Salon *and* at Slate, at the New York Times *and* the Washington Post. In this morning’s early hours, the waves of piddle continued to crash on the shore. That said, of all the piddle we scanned this weekend, one presentation has stuck in our head. We refer, of course, to Emily Gould’s review of The Big Bang Theory, the popular CBS sitcom. Her piece appeared last Friday night at the new Salon: FRIDAY, NOV 14, 201... more »

5 Easy Steps to Detoxify the Body

Waking Times at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Meme -* Take these steps now to detoxify the body on a continual basis to stay energized and keep toxins from causing serious health problems. The post 5 Easy Steps to Detoxify the Body appeared first on Waking Times.

What Food Cravings Tell You About Your Health

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Natasha Longo* - "Defeating recurring cravings is all a matter of matching a nutrient deficiency with a healthy bioavailable source." The post What Food Cravings Tell You About Your Health appeared first on Waking Times.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 17, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) gestures next to Strategic Command commander Adm. Cecil Haney at a news briefing to announce reforms to the nuclear enterprise at the Pentagon in Washington, November 14, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas *U.S. Military Scrambles To Keep Its Edge Despite Budget Woes -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Short of funds, and awash in global challenges, the U.S. military-industrial complex is betting on robotics and other new technologies to stay ahead of rapid advances in weapons development by China, Russia and other potential foes. But with budgets alre... more »

Dangers of Expert Evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*R. v. Singh*, 2014 ONCA 791: [31] It is important not to lose sight of the scope of a trial judge’s ‘gate-keeping’ function in relation to expert evidence. A ruling in favour of the admission of expert evidence does not discharge the trial judge’s obligation to protect against the misuse of such evidence. In *R. v. Abbey*, 2009 ONCA 624, 97 O.R. (3d) 330, at para. 62, Doherty J.A. of this court warned: A cautious delineation of the scope of the proposed expert evidence and strict adherence to those boundaries, if the evidence is admitted, are essential. The case law demon... more »

Colombia - FARC Peace Talks Suspended After General Is Kidnapped

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Colombian President Halts Farc Talks After General Kidnapped -- The Guardian* Efforts to end 50 years of war in crisis after Ruben Dario Alzate captured along with military official and lawyer. The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, has suspended peace talks with Marxist Farc rebels following the kidnapping of an army general, throwing into crisis the nation’s efforts to end 50 years of war. General Ruben Dario Alzate, who heads the Titan task force in the Pacific department of Choco, was captured on Sunday afternoon by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), al... more »

Tred Cruz And Rand Paul Have Very Dedicated Supporters-- But Not Very Many Of Them

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Latest rap on Hillary Clinton, the odds on favorite to be the next president of the United States, is that her support, though wide, is shallow. Okay... And this weekend *Politico* made the case for two Republican would-be contenders, each of whom has very deep support, albeit extremely narrow: Rand Paul and my own bet to be the GOP nominee, Ted Cruz. Let's look at Paul first. His inner circle says he plans to run-- "a 95% certainty," and in a state where the voters don't want him to run for reelection as senator and run for the presidency at the right time-- and, perhaps more imp... more »

Time For A Walk In The Snow?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ Conrad Black observed last week that the Harper government had "run out of steam." And Stephen Mahar suggested that Jason Kenny was ready and willing to fill the prime minister's shoes. Michael Harris writes that the Conservative base has tired of Stephen Harper for several reasons -- but, most particularly, two. The first is his lack of integrity: Harper came to power promising to do things differently than the Liberals of the Ad Sponsorship era. The base expected a new integrity reflecting the best conservati... more »

Negotiators Gathering In Vienna For A Final Push To Get An Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Doubts About Nuclear Deal With Iran As Talks Near Deadline -- Washington Post* For the six global powers in talks with Iran, the goals have always been clear — blocking Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb while eventually lifting sanctions that have hobbled its economy and caused hardship for the Iranian people. But as negotiators gather in Vienna this week in one last push for a deal, decades of mutual mistrust and years of Iranian obfuscation on its nuclear program may be proving too much to surmount. Three days of talks in Oman last week produced no leap forward, with a deadline f... more »

The Islamic State's Last American Hostage Is A Woman

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
YouTube *A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage -- Daily Beast* The extremists didn’t show her off in their latest snuff film. And her family doesn’t want her name released. But what is known about ISIS’s remaining U.S. captive is heartbreaking. With ISIS’s brutal murder of Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old American aid worker who dedicated his life to the plight of Syrian refugees, the militant group has one more U.S. citizen remaining in its clutches, according to current and former U.S. officials, as well as individuals involved in efforts to free the Americans. The hos... more »

Did The Saudi Royal Family Finance The 9/11 Plot?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Response: The Saudi Arabian government said it had nothing whatsoever to do with the September 11 attacks *'Saudi Prince Paid For 9/11 Pilots To Learn To Fly': Incredible Claims Of '20th Hijacker' Serving Life In Prison For Terrorism As He Asks To Testify Again In Court And Reveal All -- Daily Mail* * Zacarias Moussaoui, 46, filed court documents claiming Saudis funded 9/11 * He said an unnamed prince paid for him and 19 hijackers to learn to fly * Moussaoui was given life sentence in 2006 after admitting terror charges * Government lawyers interviewed him and said he had 'relevant' m... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Back to Redistributing Teachers* When the Obama administration began writing its own laws under the guise of No Child Left Behind waivers in 2011, it snuck into the thousands of pages of bureaucratese a requirement for “teacher equity.” Now, the administration has reminded states it wasn’t joking. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education wrote states a letter demanding they submit “teacher equity plans” to the feds by next June. The problem: Research shows poor and minority children are typically taught by less-experienced and lower-quality teachers. This is in large part one ... more »

Taipei Mayoral Election: Lien Chan is all kinds of awesome

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Spider guarding her young.* Election junkies: China Policy Institute blog run by Jon Sullivan will be hosting a special issue on Taiwan and the elections. The line-up looks fabulous. And trawl through the previous posts of Frozen Garlic, there's some great stuff there. Lien Chan, Honorary KMT Chairman for Life, father of Sean Lien, current KMT candidate for Mayor of Taipei, has spoken (in Chinese)(Taipei Times) on the election, attacking Ko in no uncertain terms. He's so wonderful. He should really speak at KMT campaign events across the nation. Not for nothing did a sharp friend... more »

19 Year-old Jewish Twins Share Their Faith In Jesus (Plus Bizarre Freemason Story)

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
*this is an amazing story, seriously!* [image: The Eternal Planner w/ Rob Rennie] The Eternal Planner w/ Rob Rennie Eric and Brian Carter call in from southern California to share their faith in Jesus and share a bizarre freemason story.

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates - ( November 17 , 2014 ) News and views touching on Iraq . syria / Lebanon / ISIS

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Morning Tweets .... *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 6m6 minutes ago Car bomb explodes in East #Baghdad, 9 casualties reported. http:// fb.me/2SGpgK6F3 *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 3h3 hours ago #ISIS "stole" #Iraqi grain and wheat, ministry says http://fb.me/2fhkKiHMr *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 4h4 hours ago #ISIS kills six doctors in #Mosul for refusing to treat wounded fighters, find out more http://goo.gl/RLQPzI *Syria Deeply* @SyriaDeeply · 3h3 hours ago #ISIS seizing foreign aid destined for the neediest Syrians,some redistributed to the gr... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The Democrats’ climate change agenda is a loser* President Obama’s climate change policy played a key role in the midterm elections and helped Republicans take control of the Senate. Obama emphasized the elections were about his policies saying, “Make no mistake, these policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.” Judging by the results his climate change agenda got trounced. Obama’s refusal to approve the Keystone XL pipeline hurt the re-election prospects for three term Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). After failing to fight off two Republican challengers on November 4, La... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Star systems align for reception of final Cosmic wave package…

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*Star systems align for reception of final Cosmic wave package…* by ÉirePort  Star systems align for reception of final Cosmic wave package prior to establishment of New Earth alignment protocols. Pulses of New Energies continues in phases designed for hu-manity acceptance, and Hue-manity upliftment. Star patterns change to align with individual Gaia BEing requirements. *In accordance with Unity Law,* *sacreds unveil as needed and requested.* *Attunement to Higher Self and Higher Mind are requested at this moment.* ÉirePort | November 17, 2014 at 08:08 | Categories: Uncategorized... more »

Wonder which direction the U.S. economy is headed? Then turn to Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D. in economics and practical experience as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. Here are some his remarks in this post: "As most Americans, if not the financial media, are aware, Quantitative Easing (a euphemism for printing money) has failed to bring back the US economy." "In the US QE caused inflation in stock and bond prices as most of the liquidity provided went into financial markets instead of into consumers’ pockets." "The extent of financial corruption involving collusion between the mega-banks and the financial authorities is unfathomable. The Western financial system is a house of cards resting on corruption."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 18 hours ago
------------------------------ *A Global House Of Cards — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ November 14, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter A Global House Of Cards Paul Craig Roberts As most Americans, if not the financial media, are aware, Quantitative Easing (a euphemism for printing money) has failed to bring back the US economy. So why has Japan adopted the policy? Since the heavy duty money printing began in 2013, the Japanese yen has fallen 35% against the US dollar, a... more »

photorealism - Gottfried Helnwein - his latest works

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
ask for one classic example of Gottfried Helnwein's photorealist paintings and this iconic image will probably be conjured up by the mainstream mind, shattering the front cover of Scorpions 1982 album BLACKOUT. *Gottfried Helnwein (born 8 October 1948) is an Austrian born Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Art in Vienna (Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien). He was awarded the Master-class prize (Meisterschulpreis) of the University of Visual Art, Vienna, the Kardinal-König prize and th... more »

The 9 Billion Dollar Witness

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
One thing that i am sure of is that the crime of treason has no statute of limitation and this was all a criminal assault on the US dollar. Yet that is the shoe that has never been dropped and we have instead the spectacle of the criminals using their loot to thwart due process every which way. At least this blameless observer has come forward and publicised her evidence where it will not disappear too soon. I had no doubt that this was happening as it would otherwise be impossible to pull off. The whole process of vetting a senior security is rigorous and needed t... more »

George Will Confirms Nixon's Vietnam Treason

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
What is sickening is that both politicians were motivated then and there for political ends rather than strategic or tactical ends. LBJ was the sitting president and his efforts were to help elect Humphrey. That surely opened the door for the counter move. Neither was forgivable and LBJ was actually less so because he was forcing the issue over the good judgement of his South Vietnamese allies. In typical LBJ style he was making them heel. He stilled failed because Nixon made sure that they had an alternative. I do not think that the outcome would have been any better simpl... more »

Extreme Graphene and the Coming Super Materials Gold Rush

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
* Cooling is achieved by replacing a small piece of the thermally insulating human skull with thermally conductive graphene, allowing heat to flow from the brain to the cooler scalp. This technique has been demonstrated to prevent seizures before they occur.* This is an up to date survey and is due. The news continues to be stunning and rapidly growing as these ideas get applied to other elements as well. The wow here is that it explains the curious structure of the Star-Child Skull covered extensively on this blog. The skull covers a significantly larger brain than the h... more »

What Is HAARP?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
HAARP is much further developed than anyone is admitting and can significantly impact the ionosphere. I do suspect that the apparent worldwide distribution of known sites occurred with the full support of the USA military including Russia as well. This provides the capability to do a wide range of implied experiments and also plausibly protect the Earth from solar flare damage. At least that is why these countries will have cooperated. Unfortunately the system does have offensive capability and it is plausible that it was deployed at least during the Bosnian bombi... more »

FIFA's Next Step: Hell 2026!?

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 19 hours ago
This is related to my recent post on the atrocities surrounding the preparations for the Qatar football / soccer World Cup in 2022, and the associated obviously morally defunct organisation of FIFA. Just yesterday, following another pathetic round of attempted FIFA whitewash of the recent awarding process of the World Cup to same Qatar and, before that, the stellar beacon of human rights and democracy that is Russia, *The Sunday Times* revealed fresh evidence of corruption, to no surprise of anyone. So, with that in mind, today's tongue-in-cheek "revelation" from *The Telegraph... more »

Military Cancer - It's not mine to own - it's ours to share

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
Class War Films brings us this involving and educational film about the Genesis of Modern War or American Imperialism as it's called in the MICC., in case you weren't aware such a perpetual war-based economy existed. In case you've been asleep since the sacking of Rome by the Vandals. *the phrase, "it's not mine to own, it's ours to share," allows Free Planet to bypass MICC. *

Justin Trudeau and Big Mo(mentum)...Updated, newest poll

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 20 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* *Whitby-Oshawa Liberal Candidate Celina Caesar-Chavannes has just less than half the vote (45%) to just more than 4-in-10 for her Conservative opponent, former Whitby mayor Pat Perkins (42%). In comparison, five days ago, candidate results were reversed, but similarly close, with the Conservative at close to half (44%) and the Liberal at 4-in-10 (40%). The NDP candidate, Trish McAuliffe has just one tenth of the vote now (10%), and the Green Party has a very small share (3%). About one fifth of those who voted Conservative in the last federal electio... more »

Will Turkey stick with Chinese missile defense deal?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HQ-9 (FD-2000) long range sam]After Turkey decided in 2006 to procure a long-range air and anti-missile defense system known as T-Loramids, a long and a hot contest pitched the US PAC-3 Patriot, Russian S-400, French/Italian SAMP/T and Chinese HQ-9 models. Raytheon-Lockheed Martin of the US and European Eurosam companies made particular efforts to win Ankara’s favor. While everyone was expecting one of these two companies to win the contract, in September 2013 a bombshell hit the agenda when Turkey decided on China’s state-owned Precision Machinery Import-Export Corp (CPMIE... more »

Boeing to upgrade cabin and cockpit avionics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: JASDF E-767 AWACS]Airborne electronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Kent, Wash., will upgrade cockpit avionics and cabin avionics on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $25.6 million contract. Officials of the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., are asking Boeing to upgrade four E-767 aircraft and three ground support facilities for the government of Japan as part of the Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) mission control unit design and production program... more »

US Navy Deploys Laser Weapons in Persian Gulf: Laser Beams Will Warn And Destroy Hostile Drones and Swarming Boats

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Laser Weapon System, or LaWS]To show off its naval power in hostile ocean fronts, the U.S. Navy has developed a brand new weapon to scare away enemy drones and swarming boats. It is going to be a nightmare for pirates too. The Laser Weapon System, or LaWS, is the U.S. Navy's new answer to unmanned drones and pirate boats aiming to attack cargo ships or war ships. The laser weaponry has been installed on the USS Ponce to be tested across the Persian Gulf, this summer. The programme, now in the prototype phase would be deployed across Navy's fleet by 2017, reported Bloomberg... more »

U.S. Navy Expects Further Orders of Boeing Jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: EA-18G Growler]The U.S. Navy is looking at possible additional orders of Boeing Co's EA-18G electronic attack planes, or Growlers, as it shapes its fiscal 2016 budget request, the Navy's top uniformed officer said Saturday. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert said the Navy was reviewing its inventory of tactical aircraft, including Growlers and strike fighters, to ensure its electronic attack needs were met. Congress, responding to an "unfunded priority" list submitted by the Navy earlier this year, is poised to approve orders of 12 more EA-18G Growlers in t... more »

Deal for S Korean minesweepers to be scrapped

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Kozhikode]India is all set to scrap the long-pending deal for South Korean mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs), which are highly-specialized smallish warships that detect, track and destroy enemy mines to keep shipping traffic safe, due to allegations of agents having vitiated the entire selection process. Instead, in recognition of Navy's critical operational requirement for MCMVs, the defence ministry will "nominate" defence PSU Goa Shipyard (GSL) to build eight such specialized vessels with foreign collaboration through a fresh tender soon. With defence minister Mano... more »

EU Naval Force and Chinese Navy Ships Meet at Sea in the Gulf of Aden

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: The Commander of Chinese Naval Escort Task Group 989 and the Commanding Officer of CNS Changbaishan, Captain Deng Xianwu during a tour of the EUNAVFOR Flagship ITS Andrea Doria]On Monday 10th November, the EU Naval Force Flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and the Chinese Flagship CNS Changbaishan met at sea in the Gulf of Aden. The Commander of Chinese Naval Escort Task Group 989, Rear Admiral Zhuang Chuanshu, and the Commanding Officer of CNS Changbaishan, Captain Deng Xianwu, took the opportunity to visit the EU Flag Ship and to conduct a courtesy visit on the EU Force Commander,... more »

RHIC and a shower: how stand-up comedian Frank Wilczek suffered for science

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
I think that this 19-minute video at the World Science Festival (the "Moth" series) shows that Frank Wilczek could make the living as a stand-up comedian. At least it seems to me that he is a more natural entertainer than the *comedian* who introduced him. *The video was posted 3 weeks ago but it was recorded in 2010, I think.* He tells us two stories, a longer one and a shorter one, how he has suffered for science. *RHIC, black holes* First, sometime around 2000, Walter Wagner – the same Hawaiian high school teacher who would sue the LHC later – would question the RHIC experimen... more »

Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*Video Title: Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War. Source: The Institute of World Politics. Date Published: July 29, 2014. Description:* On July 28, 2014, author C. Christine Fair, Ph.D. discussed her book "Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War." About the book Since Pakistan was founded in 1947, its army has dominated the state. The military establishment has locked the country in an enduring rivalry with India, with the primary aim of wresting Kashmir from it. To that end, Pakistan initiated three wars over Kashmir--in 1947, 1965, and 1999--and fa... more »

New MH17 Video Captures The Moments After Airplane Was Downed In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*MH17 Video Captures The Moments After Airplane Was Downed In Ukraine -- IBTimes* A just-released video depicts the moments after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, July 17, the Associated Press reported. Residents can be seen running to the area where MH17 crashed. A large cloud of black smoke and burning wreckage can be seen in the background with debris strewn across a street near several houses. All 298 passengers and crew aboard MH17 were killed. *Read more* .... *Update #1*: New Video of MH17 Downing Shows Aftermath of Crash in Ukra... more »

Ukraine President Poroshenko: Country Is 'Ready For Total War' With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko claimed his country was "prepared for total war" against Russian forces. Thomas Peter, Reuters *Ukraine Crisis: Petro Poroshenko Says Country Is 'Ready For Total War' With Russia -- ABC news (Australia)* Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko says his country is "prepared for total war" as fighting continues around the pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Fresh volleys of artillery fire were heard across many parts of Donetsk overnight, fuelling fears of a military build-up amongst rebel forces. The latest clashes come amid... more »

Bill Moyers: Zephyr Teachout And Larry Lessig Have Only Begun To Fight

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This week's guest on Bill Moyers shows were two academics-- Zephyr Teachout And Larry Lessig-- who "decided to practice what they preached. They left the classroom, confronted the reality of down-and-dirty politics, and tried to replace moneyed interests with the public interest." Teachout stunned Andrew Cuomo and his backers by winning over a third of the vote and 30 of New York's 62 counties. She won Ulster County with 70%, Schoharie County with 71.7%, Columbia County with 77.9% and Albany County, where they know Cuomo best, with 61.9%. Cuomo spent $60.62 per vote. Teachout ran ... more »

Putin Comments On The Crisis In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
November 13, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions of ARD channel's representative Hubert Seipel during an interview to the channel (RIA Novosti / Michael Klimentyev) *Putin: Russia Concerned by Threat of Ethnic Cleansing in Ukraine -- Sputnik* In an interview with German channel ARD Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was concerned by the risk of ethnic cleansing in Ukraine, adding that Kiev should stop using force in southeastern regions and create conditions for a political dialogue. MOSCOW, November 17 (Sputnik) – Moscow is concerned by the ris... more »

Bottom 90 Percent Prove to Be Slackers

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
from the NYTimes:

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- November 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BBC *Heavy Shelling Rocks Rebel-Held Donetsk In East Ukraine -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Fresh volleys of artillery fire were heard across many parts of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, a Ukrainian government statement said, after Kiev warned again of rebel preparations for a fresh offensive. A Reuters witness in central Donetsk heard several dozen blasts of artillery fire, although it was unclear who had launched them or what was under attack. Shelling from both sides has repeatedly punctured a ceasefire, agreed in a deal signed on Sept. 5 to end a ... more »

A Picture Says A Thousand Words In International Diplomacy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*What A Difference A Week Makes In International Diplomacy -- Zero Hedge* It is often said that a picture paints a thousand words, so here are 3000 words on the state of international diplomacy. Last week's APEC Summit... Putin between China's Xi and Brunei's Hassanal Bolkiah with Obama positioned with the wives... This week's G-20 Meeting... Obama front-and-center between China's Xi and Brazil's Rousseff (just in front of Britain's Cameron) with Putin almost out of shot *Read more *.... *WNU Editor*: But Zero Hedge`s best picture was the last one .... (he is also right when he ... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
* Hazelton Lanes Inc. v. 1707590 Ontario Limited*, 2014 ONCA 793: [58] The test for reasonable apprehension of bias is that set out in de Grandpré J.’s dissenting opinion in *Committee for Justice and Liberty v. Canada (National Energy Board)* (1976), [1978] 1 S.C.R. 369 (S.C.C.), at pp. 394-95, which reads as follows: [T]he apprehension of bias must be a reasonable one, held by reasonable and right minded persons, applying themselves to the question and obtaining thereon the required information…. [The] test is “what would an informed person, viewing the matter realistically an... more »

The G20 Summit Has Ended -- News Updates November 16, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*G20 Nations Pledge to Boost Global Economy -- VOA* Leaders of the G-20, representing the world's largest advanced and developing economies, adopted a plan to boost global economic growth by more than $2 trillion over five years, by investing in infrastructure and increasing free trade. As the G-20 summit ended Sunday in Brisbane, the international leaders also pledged cooperation for strong action against climate change and support for an international response to the Ebola breakout in West Africa. U.S. President Barack Obama said policies adopted by the G-20 could add 100 milli... more »

Putin And Ukraine Was The Main Focus At This Year`s G20 Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ukraine Crisis Casts Shadow Over G-20 -- Wall Street Journal* Putin Leaves Summit Early, Host Australia Loses Battle to Keep Climate Off Agenda BRISBANE, Australia—The crisis in Ukraine cast a shadow over an international summit here, with Russian President Vladimir Putin leaving early after facing rebuke from fellow leaders over Moscow’s role in the fighting. Mr. Putin, the first leader to depart the weekend summit, cited the long flight home from Australia as the reason for his early exit and not the frosty reception he received from many counterparts—including Canadian Prime... more »

Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Video Title: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding. Source: Centre for International Policy Studies uOttawa. Date Published: September 18, 2014. Description:* Husain Haqqani presents: Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding 0:00 Introduction from Roland Paris 2:10 : Husain Haqqani 31:29 : Question Period Though Pakistan and the United States have been allies since Pakistan’s birth in 1947, mistrust and cross-purposes have long characterized their relationship. The discovery of Osama bin Laden in the... more »

Pakistan's Offensive Against The Taliban Is Taking A Heavy Toll

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
This picture shows Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif being shown different weapons and equipment recovered from terrorists in Miramshah. — Photo: ISPR *Pakistani Army: 1,200 Militants Killed During Five-Month Offensive -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The Pakistani army has killed 1,200 suspected militants in an anti-Taliban offensive during the past five months, seriously reducing the group's ability to carry out attacks, senior officers said on Sunday during a rare trip to the conflict zone. The ongoing operation has targeted the militant stronghold in North Waziristan, a... more »

No Justice No Peace

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Ferguson Speaks: A Communique From Ferguson from FitzGibbon Media on Vimeo. As law enforcement officials and national media gear up for a St Louis County Grand Jury’s announcement as to whether it will levy charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown Jr., activists have issued a 9 minute video communiqué providing an intimate look at the climate on the ground. Sign a petition *here*

How does the "strict father" model of society work when Strict Dad is, say, a Point-Haired Boss or a Donny "The Mine Unsafety King" Blankenship?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*DILBERT by Scott Adams* *by Ken* This weekend I've been wandering around issues of work and the employer-employee relationship, first Friday night, "Let's celebrate that great champion of the American working man, mining mogul Donny "Safety Is for Suckers" Blankenship," about the news that four years after the Upper Branch Mine disaster Donny B has finally been indicted for allowing the mine to be so dangerously unsafe; then last night, "Work sucks (pass it on)," about how work for most of us, you know, sucks. Tonight I want to make a trilogy of it, pulling those previous ... more »

Peter Kassig 'saved countless lives' in Syria | Channel 4 News

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
"I am obviously pretty scared to die but the hardest part is not knowing, wondering, hoping, and wondering if I should even hope at all. I am very sad that all this has happened and for what all of you back home are going through. If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need." - *Abdul-Rahman Kassig*. "Kassig was one of many itinerant idealists in Beirut, Syrian and foreign alike, who were drawn to the uprising: students gave up their classes to stand in ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Stunning emission nebula IC 1396 mixes glowing cosmic gas and dark dust clouds in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. Energized by the bright, bluish central star seen here, this star forming region sprawls across hundreds of light-years - spanning over three degrees on the sky while nearly 3,000 light-years from planet Earth. Among the intriguing dark shapes within IC 1396, the winding Elephant's Trunk nebula lies just below center. *Click image for larger size.* The gorgeous color view is a composition of digitized black and white photographic plates recorded through ... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "There Is Time Left"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"There Is Time Left"* “Well, there is time left – fields everywhere invite you into them. And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away from wherever you are, to look for your soul? Quickly, then, get up, put on your coat, leave your desk! To put one's foot into the door of the grass, which is the mystery, which is death as well as life, and not be afraid! To set one's foot in the door of death, and be overcome with amazement!” ~ Mary Oliver

"Against All Odds..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is it's hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost... more »

"The Secret Of Surrender: Seeing The Illusion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Secret Of Surrender: Seeing The Illusion"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Surrender should be seen as a great strength and comes when we let go of trying to attain the impossible. Most of us were raised and live in a culture that emphasizes the ideals of independence and control. The general idea is that we are on our own and we don’t need any help from anyone else, and if we are really successful it’s because we are in complete control. However, true lasting success comes only with surrender, which is the opposite of control. We cannot accomplish anything truly great on our ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for Stopping by.

Viktor Frankl, "Man's Search For Meaning", Excerpt

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Man's Search For Meaning"* by Viktor Frankl “In attempting this psychological presentation and a psychopathological explanation of the typical characteristics of a concentration camp inmate, I may give the impression that the human being is completely and unavoidably influenced by his surroundings. (In this case the surroundings being the unique structure of camp life, which forced the prisoner to conform his conduct to a certain set pattern.) But what about human liberty? Is there no spiritual freedom in regard to behavior and reaction to any given surroundings? Is that theory ... more »

"Those Who Danced..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music." ~ Angela Monet

Musical Interlude: Ocean Voyager, “Titanic Expedition”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ocean Voyager, “Titanic Expedition” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwHP5au6uvQ

Chet Raymo, “Hearing The Galaxies”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Hearing The Galaxies”* by Chet Raymo “In her wonderful autobiography, the beloved Mississippi writer Eudora Welty tells of her time at the Mississippi State College for Women. The first book she bought for her bookshelf was In April Once, by the Mississippi poet William Alexander Percy. The first poem in the book, written in New York City, was entitled "Home": "I have a need of silence and of stars. Too much is said too loudly. I am dazed. The silken sound of whirled infinity Is lost in voices shouting to be heard..." She is walking on the campus at night, the poem ... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams: The 12 Steps”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Dreams: The 12 Steps”* by Paulo Coelho "When Joseph Campbell created the expression “follow your blessing,” he was reflecting an idea that seems to be very appropriate right now. In “The Alchemist,” this same idea is called “Personal Legend.” Alan Cohen, a therapist who lives in Hawaii, is also working on this theme. He says that in his lectures he asks those who are dissatisfied with their work and seventy-five percent of the audience raise their hands. Cohen has created a system of twelve steps to help people to rediscover their “blessing” (he is a follower of Campbell): *1. T... more »

The Poet: Denise Levertov, "Variation On A Theme By Rilke"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Variation On A Theme By Rilke"* ("The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1") "A certain day became a presence to me; there it was, confronting me- a sky, air, light: a being. And before it started to descend from the height of noon, it leaned over and struck my shoulder as if with the flat of a sword, granting me honor and a task. The day's blow rang out, metallic- or it was I, a bell awakened, and what I heard was my whole self saying and singing what it knew: I can." ~ Denise Levertov

"The Wonder Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We live in radical times surrounded by tasks that seem impossible. It has become our collective fate to be alive in a time of great tragedies, to live in a period of overwhelming disasters and to stand at the edge of sweeping changes. The river of life is flooding before us, and a tide of poisons affect the air we breathe and the waters we drink and even tarnish the dreams of those who are young and as yet innocent. The snake-bitten condition has already spread throughout the collective body. However, it is in troubled times that it becomes most important to remember that the wond... more »

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Song of the Odessey”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Adiemus, “Song of the Odessey” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhbkJKkPHQo

NDF Hero Tells How He Chose to Throw Himself down a Mountain instead of Surrendering to Terrorists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
This is an inspiring story told by a Syrian soldier, it's like that scene from 'Lone Survivor' where the Navy SEALs hurl themselves down a mountain to avoid capture by the Taliban. Similar circumstances, similar heroism, similar sacrifice. *Video Title: NDF Hero Tells How He Chose to Throw Himself down a Mountain instead of Surrendering to Terrorists. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: November 16, 2014. Description:* A fighter in the ranks of the National Defense Forces (NDF), Yousef Haddad, tells his heroic story when he was left fighting against terrorists from the US-backed "F... more »

Dr Wilhelm Ebstein (1836-1912); the Father of LCHF, on Gout, 1884

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 1 day ago
"It is difficult to label Wilhelm Ebstein because he was a clinician, pathologist, chemist, basic scientist, teacher, and writer. It is a mystery that so few know him because he was extremely productive and made many significant medical contributions. .... Ebstein wrote 237 articles: 72 were about metabolic diseases, 38 dealt with gastrointestinal diseases, 16 were about infectious diseases, 12 were concerned with heart disease, 15 dealt with medical history, and the remainder were about various subjects that interested him. .... He has been called the “forgotten founder of bio... more »

The Nazi SS Plan to Nuke New York City

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*The OKL 's "Feasibility Study" of an Atom Bomb Blast of Hiroshima Size over Manhattan Island in New York City, 1943* *"Assertions made by General Groves after the war... were probably designed to divert attention from the German isotope separation program. The idea being that if the existence of the German uranium enrichment program could be hidden, then the cover story could be established that Germany's atomic bomb effort consisted only of failed attempts to create a reactor pile to bread plutonium "* *Carter P. Hydrick: Critical Mass: the Real Story of the Birth of the Atomic ... more »

Melissa Francis Silenced by CNBC and finally Huffington Post says something about Gruber...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*and the reactions are what we could expect from the libtards.* I've been scanning Huff and Puff for days now to see if they would say anything about the Gruber tapes. Finally today (Sunday, Nov. 16th 2014), I spied a very small piece, *David Axelrod Slams Jonathan Gruber Over Obamacare Comments, * in which they quoted Axelrod's tweet: As one who worked hard to make ACA and its benefits clear, let me say: if you looked up "stupid" in the dictionary, you'd find Gruber's picture. And the article further quoted Odumbo as saying today from a presser in Australia: “The fact that an adv... more »

IPR and Medicines 31: Trademark Stealing and Counterfeit Medicines

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Today, I will attend the 1st day of* National Consciousness Week against Counterfeit Medicines, **Theme: Kapakanan ng Pamilya Alagaan, Huwad na Gamot Labanan*, to be held at the JY Campos Hall, Bayanihan Center, Unilab Complex in Pasig City. The event is sponsored by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and today's event is mainly for civil society organizations (CSOs), including Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc. Production of counterfeit, fake and substandard medicines is generally stealing the trademark and logo of famous pharma companies, both innovators like Pfizer and GSK, a... more »

What's Next For Steve Israel-- And Steve Stockman?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Stockman was never convicted for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing-- and, the Texas Republican Party being what it is these days, he even wound up back in Congress. But the former drug addict has had a number of ethics problems in the House and is now facing criminal prosecution, along with several of his staffers. Grand jury subpoenas have already been served but Stockman, who won't be going back to Congress next year, may just flee to Texas and ignore the subpoena. Stockman told Boehner that he's "consulting with counsel to determine whether and to what extent compliance with... more »

Civic Elections 2014 Biggest Winner, The Environment

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Written by Grant G* 2014 civic elections had many winners and one really big winner, *the environment, *British Columbians sent a loud message the Stephen Harper`s well funded big oil lobby...Get The Hell Out! Derrick Corrigan of Burnaby blasted all challengers, Burnaby citizens soundly rejected Kinder Morgan and their bully tactics, ...Derrick had really only one message to Burnaby voters in this election, ....*We will stop Kinder Morgan...*Even Burnaby`s large Asian demographic said no to big oil and yes to Derrick Corrigan... You won`t hear one big media outlet like the Vanc... more »

Fukushima Nuclear Diaster Updates ( November 16 , 2014 ) -- Unprecedented radiation contamination worsens in Japan , impacts in US slowly becoming clear as well !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Energy News..... 12:45 PM EST on November 16th, 2014 | 37 comments US Nuclear Professor: Fukushima “a really major event here”, Washington had radioactive aerosols 100,000 times normal; “Far more bigger accident than we’re hearing” — Model shows West Coast completely blacked out due to particles covering area — Gundersen: Lung cancers to start increasing in Pacific Northwest (AUDIO) 11:04 PM EST on November 14th, 2014 | 224 comments Massive radiation spike at Fukushima: 40,000% increase below ground between Units 1 & 2 this month — Order of magnitude above record high set last ye... more »

The "Rebellion" in Heaven and the "Fall" of Man

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
The "Rebellion" in Heaven and the "Fall" of Man (More on the Dark & Light Illuminati) http://home.iae.nl/users/lightnet/creator/rebellioninheaven.htm *[Lessons in Duality: What is outlined below is essentially what we see now coming to a conclusion, this was written many decades ago but holds true now. If the Bible book of "The Revelation of Saint John the Divine" were written now we might see the word BEAST, replaced with MACHINE - they simply didn't have that in their vocabulary then and what the seers of that time saw was the beast like violence of the inhumane MACHINE of th... more »

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