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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

18 Nov - Blogs Im Following

11:00pm MST

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Cheers

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 59 minutes ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

Congressional Freshmen Pick Their Class Presidents-- Ted Lieu (D-CA) And Ken Buck (R-CO)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Presidents: Ken and Ted This year's House Republican freshman class is over twice the size as the Democratic freshman class-- 41 to 17. Both classes elected their respective class presidents this week (Freshman Orientation Week), after the new members had a chance to meet and feel each other out. The Republicans picked extremist Colorado crackpot Ken Buck. The Democrats were more discerning and strategic, electing one of California's most accomplished and up-and-coming political stars, Ted Lieu. Blue America endorsed Ted Lieu and we've done a lot of writing about him here at *DWT*. ... more »

U.S. Troops In Europe Told To Not Wear Uniforms Off Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A U.S. servicemember watches as the flag at the Ramstein U.S. Air Force base in Germany is lowered to half-mast in honor of a killed soldier. Reuters *U.S. Troops In Europe Ordered Not To Wear Uniforms Off Base -- Washington Times* U.S. military bases in Europe have been ordered to “limit to the max extent possible” instances where personnel wear uniforms off base. U.S. European Command put out the directive Nov. 10. “In addition, all personnel should review individual social media account security and geo-location functions/settings to ensure their profiles are not overly reveal... more »

U.S. To Review Its Policy On 'Hostage Negotiations'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *White House Reviewing Policy Toward U.S. Hostages Held By Militants -- Reuters* (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy governing efforts to free Americans being held by militant groups overseas, the White House said on Monday. In recent months, Islamic State militants have beheaded three Americans, including Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former U.S. Army Ranger, whose death was announced in a video released by the group on Sunday. "The administration’s goal has always been to use every appr... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Free To Fly"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, "Free To Fly" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI1WnY30nJo

Is 'Object 2014-28E' A Russian Satellite Killer? (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
An artist’s conception of a Soviet anti-satellite weapon destroying a satellite in 1984. (Defense Department Photo) *Unusual Russian Orbiter Has Stargazers Wondering: Is It A Satellite Killer? -- Fred Weir, CSM* *Object 2014-28E, a Russian satellite, has been scooting across the skies in an odd fashion – and stirring speculation that Russia has reignited its space-weapons program.* Moscow — Is it just a piece of space junk, or an orbital predator? That is the question many amateur astronomers and, no doubt, military professionals are asking themselves as they track an odd space ve... more »

Terry Waite

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
In his best-selling book, "Under Fire," Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame makes one brief reference to Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Church of England. Noting Waite's presence among those on hand to welcome released hostage David Jacobsen in Beirut on Nov. 2, 1986, North adds, "Terry had risked his life to gain the release of all the hostages, but not long afterward, in January, 1987, he too would become a hostage." Risked his life, true. But contrary to the charade created for the world by impresario North, Waite had nothing to do with obtaining the release of any hostage ... more »

Hunt vs. Liberty Lobby

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*"Have you come here to kill me? You can't kill me. Nobody can kill me."* *"I discovered before breakfast was concluded, however, that E. Howard Hunt, the convicted Watergate burglar and official of the Central Intelligence Agency, had filed a lawsuit against Victor Marchetti, a former high-ranking officer with the CIA and against Liberty Lobby, Inc., publisher of Spotlight, for an article Marchetti had written and Spotlight had published about the assassination of President Kennedy.... I had a new...mission. I would represent the defendants, Marchetti and the newspaper; we would w... more »

"Our True Friends..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with sad supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives." - Paulo Coelho

"The Nature of Courage"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The Nature of Courage" by ClassicLit "Tolkien had experienced war and violence first hand in World War I. Like many of the writers from his era, his world could never be the same, after seeing his best friends die, and his land in ruin. Shippey writes, "The life experiences of many men and women in the twentieth century have left them with an unshakable conviction of something wrong, something irreducibly evil in the nature of humanity, but without any very satisfactory explanation for it." Defeat seems inevitable. The forces of evil are strong. And, the quest isn't really a ques... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Joys of Living”* by Orison Swett Marden “Resolve every morning that you will get the most out of that day, not of some day in the future, when you are better off, when you have a family, when your children are grown up, when you have overcome your difficulties. You never will overcome them all. You will never be able to eliminate all the things which annoy, trouble, and cause friction in your life. You will never get rid of all the little enemies of your happiness, the hundred and one little annoyances, but you can make the most of things as they are. The reason why our liv... more »

Omar Khayyam, "The Rubaiyat"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"We are no other than a moving row Of Magic Shadow-shapes that come and go Round with the Sun-illumin'd Lantern held In Midnight by the Master of the Show; But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays Upon this Chequer-board of Nights and Days; Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Here or There as strikes the Player goes; And He that toss'd you down into the Field, He knows about it all- HE knows- HE knows! The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“The Rosette Nebula is not the only cosmic cloud of gas and dust to evoke the imagery of flowers - but it is the most famous. At the edge of a large molecular cloud in Monoceros, some 5,000 light years away, the petals of this rose are actually a stellar nursery whose lovely, symmetric shape is sculpted by the winds and radiation from its central cluster of hot young stars. *Click image for larger size.* The stars in the energetic cluster, cataloged as NGC 2244, are only a few million years old, while the central cavity in the Rosette Nebula, cataloged as NGC 2237, is about 50 light... more »

Derrick Jensen, “A New Declaration”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“A New Declaration”* By Derrick Jensen "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That the real, physical world is the source of our own lives, and the lives of others. A weakened planet is less capable of supporting life, human or otherwise. Thus the health of the real world is primary, more important than any social or economic system, because all social or economic systems are dependent upon a living planet. It is self-evident that to value a social system that harms the planet’s capacity to support life over life itself is to be out of touch with physical reality. That any wa... more »

“95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness”* by MarcandAngel “At the cusp of a new day, week, month or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. This process of self-reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our long-term goals and happiness. The questions below will help you with this p... more »

“The Greatest Source of Humility”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Greatest Source of Humility”* by Guy McPherson “Perhaps the greatest source of humility surrounds us every day. When I was a child of about ten years, I used to lie on the backyard lawn nearly every summer night, staring at the haunting mystery of the starlit sky. The Idaho town of a few hundred people in which I lived produced little light pollution, so with unaided eyes I could see the stars of Pleiades and all the brighter stars. Many of these nights under the stars I wept uncontrollably at my insignificance in the universe. I had never heard of Carl Sagan, but I knew I wa... more »

Chet Raymo, “Very, Very, Very, Very, Very...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Very, Very, Very, Very, Very...”* by Chet Raymo "In a short story that was published posthumously in the New Yorker earlier this year, the inestimable Primo Levi meditated on the limits of language. The story was called “The Tranquil Star.” He writes "The star was very big and very hot, and its weight was enormous," and realizes immediately that the adjectives have failed him: “For a discussion of stars our language is inadequate and seems laughable, as if someone were trying to plow with a feather. It's a language that was born with us, suitable for describing objects more or le... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Saint-genis-laval, Rhone-Alpes, France. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Dark Hours..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood. Then the knowing comes: I can open to another life that's wide and timeless. So I am sometimes like a tree rustling over a gravesite and making real the dream of the one its living roots embrace: a dream once lost among sorrows and songs." ~ Ranier Maria Rilke

Putin: 'US Wants To Subdue Russia'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
President of Russia Vladimir Putin.(RIA Novosti / Alexey Druzhinin) *Putin:'US Wants To Subdue Russia, But No One Did Or Ever Will' -- RT* The US has no plans to humiliate Russia, but instead wants to subdue it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that no one had ever succeeded in doing so – and never will. Speaking at a forum of the All-Russia Peoples' Front in Moscow on Tuesday, the Russian leader said that history was not about to change, and that no one would manage to suppress the country. "Throughout history no one has ever managed to do so toward Russia – and n... more »

The Poet: Barbara Crooker, "In the Middle..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"In the Middle..."* "In the middle of a life that's as complicated as everyone else's, struggling for balance, juggling time. The mantle clock that was my grandfather's has stopped at 9:20; we haven't had time to get it repaired. The brass pendulum is still, the chimes don't ring. One day you look out the window, green summer, the next, and the leaves have already fallen, and a grey sky lowers the horizon. Our children almost grown, our parents gone, it happened so fast. Each day, we must learn again how to love, between morning's quick coffee and evening's slow return. Steam from a pot ... more »

“Some Things You Need To Know”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Some Things You Need To Know”* by Marc “I know you’re reading this. And I want you to know I’m writing this for you. Others will be confused. They will think I’m writing this for them. But I’m not. This one’s for you. I want you to know that life is not easy. Every day is an unpredictable challenge. Some days it can be difficult to simply get out of bed in the morning. To face reality and put on that smile. But I want you to know, your smile has kept me going on more days than I can count. Never forget that, even through the toughest times, you are incredible. You really are. So... more »

Might anti-Obamacare zealots live to regret throwing every tool they could think of at the ACA?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*If the Supreme Court gives the wingnuts their way in the King v. Burell challenge to the ACA, it will mean a mess, yes, says James Surowiecki, but not the end of Obamacare.* *"Obamacare’s opponents may win when the Supreme Court finally decides King, sometime next year. But it could turn out to be a fight they’d have been better off losing."* -- The New Yorker*'s James Surwiecki, in* "On Obamacare, the G.O.P. Lays a Trap for Itself" *by Ken* It's not as hard as you might think to be a jerkwad incompetent right-wing scumbag, because as you maraud your way through life, destroying e... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago


urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 3 hours ago
*ummm . . this is another PERFECT example of how dumb-downed cattle are treated!* *worldtruth.tv* [image: volkswagon-644x372] You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place. No tour has been allowed for this car because the myth that 50 mpg is virtually impossible to obtain from even a stripped down econobox is too profitable to let go of, and when it comes to c... more »

Senate vote fails on Keystone Native chant sounds out

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Anontanymous (@Anontanymous) tweeted at 6:36pm - 18 Nov 14: Greg Grey Cloud of the Rosebud Sioux bellowed a tribal song wore a headdress, as he was knocked to floor. Video: #KXLhttp://www.mediaite.com/tv/native-american-chant-interrupts-senate-as-keystone-vote-fails/

It Has Begun- Germany to Break From US/UK, Join Russia/China Alliance! (Jim Willie BOMBSHELL)

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 4 hours ago
Silver Doctors July 20, 2014 *By Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com* The grand stage leans East for the European players, with steps taken to the right, the weight having shifted, the messages suddenly more angry, more filled with disgust, more loaded with open confrontation. The commercial forces aligned with Russia are coming to the fore. The departure after a recent re-election by Chancellor Merkel should serve as the final slam of the hammer. She stood in the wrong camp, the banker and politician camp. They do not run Germany. The marriage is over, the glow gone, the lawyers in th... more »

Here’s Why Diamond Engagement Rings are a Marketing Scam

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Video* - Do you know the marketing history of one of the greatest cultural scams of all time, the diamond engagement ring? The post Here’s Why Diamond Engagement Rings are a Marketing Scam appeared first on Waking Times.

Iran Nuclear Talks Begin In Vienna (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives at the Iranian embassy for lunch with former European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Vienna November 18, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader *Kerry, Zarif Say Iran Nuclear Deal Possible as Deadline Looms -- Voice of America* Secretary of State John Kerry says he is hopeful the U.S. and group of five other world powers can reach a deal with Iran on the country's nuclear program, but that he will not make any predictions. Negotiators from Iran and the so-called P5+1 group that includes the U.S., Britain, China... more »

The Orchestra of Reality – Science, Spirituality and Symbolism

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Phil Watt* - "From a scientific perspective, you might call God the zero-point energy field or the quantum field of possibilities..." The post The Orchestra of Reality – Science, Spirituality and Symbolism appeared first on Waking Times.

5 Inventions That Herald an ”Outernet” Revolution

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
"For many in the modern world, open access to the World Wide Web is being viewed as an essential human right..." The post 5 Inventions That Herald an ”Outernet” Revolution appeared first on Waking Times.

Best UFO Pictures

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Best UFO Pictures

Thomas Mulcair`s Party of Wallflowers, The Disturbing Truth Unraveled

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 5 hours ago
*Written By Grant G* The hypocrisy emanating around alleged sexual harassment of 2 NDP MPs by 2 Liberal MPs has reached an astonishing level. A quick recap on the history of this burning issue. Earlier this year 2 (Unnamed) NDP MPs came to Thomas Mulcair and complained about some form of harassment, possibly sexual harassment, the alleged perpetrators were apparently 2 Liberal MPs...From what we know. Thomas Mulcair apparently went nowhere with those complaints, never brought it up to Parliament Hill`s investigative arm Internal Economy....Apparently Mulcair just sat on the ... more »

Former Top NATO Official General Harald Kujat: Turkey Wants To Drag NATO Into Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
"General Harald Kujat (born 1 March 1942) is a retired German general officer of the Luftwaffe. He served as Chief of Staff of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, from 2000 to 2002, and as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 2002 to 2005" (*Wikipedia*). "Turkey basically wants to drag NATO into this situation because the actual goal of Turkey is to neutralize Assad. And if a war broke out in Syria, then Turkey would of course take the opportunity. But alone it's too weak for that. That's the situation we are currently in. And therefore ISIS's actions and what's happ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 18, 2104

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
(Reuters/Nicholas Kamm) *The Iran Nuclear Talks Have A Week Left To Triumph Brilliantly Or Utterly Collapse -- Steve Levine, Quartz* With the final stretch of talks to begin tomorrow for a sanctions-lifting-and-nuclear-halting accord with Iran, the consensus is that Tehran and Western countries’ envoys will fail, and will extend their negotiations. But a small number of analysts argue differently—that, because of the stakes, especially for Iran, the likelier scenarios are starker: either a clear breakthrough, or an acrimonious collapse of the talks. Quartz has predicted that it w... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Sorry to be away so long. Been busy. But the news of Labour’s new leader so excited me I felt I had to return! No, not really. I’m about as inspired by him as everyone else has been. Which apparently isn’t very much. Even Russell Brown is underwhelmed, blogging before catching a plane that Labour's leadership result and the means by which it was achieved both seem disastrous for the party and for the prospects of the centre-left. Little didn't win the support of the party or the caucus, he loses his electorate more badly every time he contests it, and he's vowing to dump all ... more »

"WTC Demolition Participant Murdered?" - story going viral!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 6 hours ago
"Accidental drowning"…but weighted down?! *Was Michael Calabrese murdered to prevent him from talking about his participation in the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7?* That is the explosive charge leveled by an anonymous source calling himself “Dave Adam.” According to former NSA officer turned whistleblowing journalist Wayne Madsen, “Adam” fears for his life in the wake of Calabrese’s apparent murder. In an exclusive interview with Truth Jihad Radio, Wayne Madsen explained that pseudonymous source Dave Adam came forward during the past two weeks… ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*Chapter 6: THE STRANGE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING GENERALS :SS OBERGRUPPENFUHRER DR.ING.HANS KAMMLER AND GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON* *"Pilscn and the Skoda Works were captured by Combat Command B Third Armored Division, the same unit that captured Kammler's unique metropolis, with its treasure trove of missiles and jet engines, at Nordhausen in Saxony on April 11." * *- Tom Agoston, Blunder! How the U.S. Gave Away Nazi Supersecrets to Russia 1* World War Two ended in Europe with the armored divisions of U.S. General George S. Patton's Third Army lunging deep into the tottering Third... more »

Will ISIS Ever Get Its Hands on Battlefield Nukes?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
"President Obama has been unwavering and definitive in declaring he will not deploy U.S. ground troops into combat to fight ISIS militants. Period. But for the first time since the start of then anti-ISIS offensive dubbed Operation Inherent Resolve, the president volunteered a scenario which he said would change his mind. *“If we discovered that [ISIS] had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon, and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then, yes,” the president told reporters at a news conference in Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday. “I would order it.”* There is ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 18, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Israeli-Palestinian Tensions Spur Renewed Violence -- Voice of America* JERUSALEM - With Israel vowing to use “a heavy hand” in response to Tuesday’s attack on a synagogue by two Palestinians that left four Israelis dead and six wounded, the violence has taken on renewed and dangerous dimensions, analysts say. For weeks now, simmering tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have boiled over into a rash of attacks against Israelis, clashes between Palestinians and police, and attacks at mosques and synagogues. Israeli and Palestinian leaders have reacted strongly to the violen... more »

Likeliest Congressional One Termers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Robert Dold, GOP freshman in the bluest district Steve Israel managed to lose This morning, *Roll Call* ran a short list of the likeliest congressional one-termers. It wasn't based on the likelihood of whacked out extremists saying something blatantly insane. Newly elected radicals like Jody Hice (R-GA), Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Mark Walker (R-NC), Tom Emmer (R-MN), and Ken Buck (R-CO) were elected by voters who knew exactly what they were buying... and went for it anyway. You can expect, for example, the kind of primitive rural voters and the smug, well-fed, white suburbanites in Col... more »

Philadelphia Teacher Carol Heinsdorf Where Have All the Libraries Gone?

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
*Just in case you savvy reporters out there would like a copy of testimony tomorrow in a big story, too bad you are too busy covering Honey Boo Boo* This testimony of Carol Heinsdorf, member of APPS (Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools) and the PSLA (Pennsylvania School Librarians Association) Legislation Committee, has been accepted as written testimony in the Basic Education Funding Commission hearings. This is a strong advocacy plea for improved school library programs with certified school librarians for the School District of Philadelphia. SDP is the 8th largest school di... more »

“An ‘Owner's Manual’ for a Successful Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“An ‘Owner's Manual’ for a Successful Life”* by Bill Bonner Mahatma Gandhi, on being asked, “What do you think of Western civilization?” answered, “I think it would be a good idea.” “The Dow rose 13 points yesterday. Gold jumped $18.40 to settle at $1,201.90. Nothing to get too excited about. So we return to "The Secret of Success." The Battle of Rorke's Drift was either a triumph for Western civilization or a bloody disaster, depending on how you look at it. The battle – which pitted British against Zulu – took place on January 22, 1879, in what is now South Africa. The Zulus v... more »

Report: Iran Uses Chinese Banks And Companies To Finance International Operations Of The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Elite Quds Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Quds provides arms, aid and training for pro-Iranian militant groups in the Middle East such as Hezbollah, Hamas and Shi'ite Muslim militias in Iraq. Reuters *Exclusive: Iran Uses China Bank To Transfer Funds To Quds-linked Companies – Report -- Louis Charbonneau, Jonathan Saul and James Pomfret, Reuters* (Reuters) - There is no trace of Shenzhen Lanhao Days Electronic Technology Co Ltd at its listed address in the beige and pink-tiled "Fragrant Villa" apartment complex in this southern Chinese city. The building's managers say they’ve never heard of it. But a Western intelligence... more »

Philadelphia Hearing on High Stakes Standardized Testing Wednesday

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools Tomorrow Philadelphia teachers, parents and students, the community, will be ringing the Liberty Bell in front of the Education Committee of the Philadelphia City Council at City Hall. Democracy in action. Education for Democracy. Democracy for education. *Pennsylvania Education Crisis Highlights - November 18th, 2014* *Philadelphia Links* *Standardized Testing Hearing in Philadelphia* *Wednesday, November 19th, 3pm, City Hall Room 400* A public hearing on the impact of standardized testing on teaching and learning will be held before the Educ... more »

FARC Confirms Capture Of Colombia General. Peace Talks In Danger Of Collapsing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Colombian Leftist Rebels Acknowledge Capture Of Army General -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebels confirmed on Tuesday they are holding a Colombian army General Ruben Dario Alzate and two others, whose capture on Sunday led the government to suspend two-year-old peace talks taking place in Havana. "The three were captured by our units because it involves enemy military personnel, who were carrying out their duties in a war zone," the statement said. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos suspended the Havana peace talks on Sunday after he said the leftist Revolutionary... more »

Russian Economy Facing Hard Times As Sanctions And The Drop In Oil Prices Start To Bite

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Russia Sees Recession Next Year If Oil Price Falls to $60 -- Bloomberg* Russia’s economy will sink into a recession next year if the price of oil slumps to $60 a barrel and the U.S. and its allies tighten sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said. The economy of the world’s largest energy exporter won’t grow faster than 1 percent in 2015 even if oil prices hold steady and the severity of sanctions remains unchanged, Siluanov said in an interview in Singapore yesterday. The price of Brent has slumped by almost a third this year to below $80 a bar... more »

Tory Higher Education Funding Farce

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
I never set out to be the blogging equivalent of Mystic Meg, but annoyingly I've had several predictions turn out to be true. Here's one of them. Two years ago, almost to the day, I argued that the new funding regime brought in by the LibDem-supported Conservative government would leave Higher Education with a yawning funding gap. Would you Adam and Eve it, this morning *The Indy* led with Tuition fees: three quarters of students won't be able to pay off their debt. I appreciate the intricacies of HE funding is hardly tip-of-the-tongue stuff, so here's a quick overview. Universitie... more »

Nombres de mujeres en marco circular con rosas rojas para ver, descargar y compartir.

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 8 hours ago
Esta es la lista de nombres ganadores de nuestra promoción con fecha 18 de noviembre de 2014 en nuestra página de Facebook. Gracias a todas las personas que participaron y felicidades a todos los ganadores. Les recordamos que con frecuencia lanzamos diversas promociones en las que usted, su familia y sus amigos pueden participar. Para poder hacerlo, deberá usted ser miembro de nuestra comunidad en Facebook. Y ser miembro es tan fácil como entrar a nuestra página y darle click al botón "Me Gusta". Gracias.

Caspian Report: Feasibility of the US strategy against ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Video Title: Feasibility of the US strategy against ISIS. Source: Caspian Report. Date Published: November 17, 2014. Description:* Back in the month of September the American President, Barack Obama, said that the US intends to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS for short. Obama managed to assemble an impressive coalition against ISIS, including countries such as France, Germany, the UK and even Saudi Arabia. But at the same time the coalition lacks certain key players. Notably Iran and Turkey. Furthermore the coalition’s military interventions are limited to airs... more »

Nov. 18:

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 10 hours ago
The Nov.7 Times and Transcript Section A has the usual trivia with occasional breaks for silliness. On page. 1, Justice Minister MacKay believes the life sentence with no parole for Justin Bourque was appropriate because it will deter other people from killing police officers. That's pretty dumb even for MacKay. Any person who is unbalanced enough to murder police officers simply because they represent something distasteful to him is not going to be deterred by anything. As for revenge-seekers in the public, they're as disturbed as the killer is. The long sentence is appropriate -... more »

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Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 10 hours ago

Ukraine Now Admits That Its Gold Is Gone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
21st Century Wire *Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault" -- Zero Hedge* Back in March, at a time when the IMF reported that Ukraine's official gold holdings as of the end of February, so just as the State Department-facilitated coup against former president Victor Yanukovich was concluding, amounted to 42.3 tonnes or 8% of reserves... ... we reported of a strange incident that took place just after the Ukraine presidential coup, namely that according to at least one source, "in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukr... more »

'NO! Keystone tar sands!' Wica Agli in DC to support Rosebud President

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Wica Agli Travels to Washington, D.C. to Support President Scott of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Cowboy and Indian Alliance November 17, 2014 Press Release  Reposted from Lakota Voice http://lakotavoice.com/2014/11/17/wica-agli-travels-to-washington-d-c-to-support-president-scott-of-the-rosebud-sioux-tribe-and-the-cowboy-and-indian-alliance/ Wica Agli members are in Washington, D.C.

Pacific Ocean Tipping Points

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Life is resilient but abrupt changes in ecosystems typically produce escalating species extinctions. Abrupt changes in ecosystems are described as tipping points. The idea of a tipping point has been studied quite extensively by environmental scientists, among others. For example, this study on "tipping elements" explores factors whose impact is sufficient (especially in combination) to cause tipping points. The study focuses on rapid climate change as a critical tipping point: Duarte, C. (2012) Tipping Elements in the Arctic Marine Ecosystem. AMBIO, 41, 44-55. The existence of e... more »

Intolerable Bias

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
The BBC’s conduct over the recent outbreak of violence in Israel has been worse than ever. Today a parade of commentators, one after another, have reacted to the synagogue murders with a begrudging half-hearted condemnation swiftly followed by the kind of justification that they know the public will swallow, namely that violence is understandable because of Netanyahu, ‘the occupation’ and the settlements. We even had to watch Ben Brown interviewing an individual named Ismail Patel from Leeds ‘Friends of Al Aqsa’ who couldn’t even bring himself to condemn the murders, and Rachel S... more »

Paths to disaster

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 11 hours ago
bility and innovation. Thus chineses scholars are very good at following standard models, but not at developing their own. Chinese military aircraft design, relies heavily on Russian aircraft, which the Chinese buy and then copy. The Chinese LFTR development program, already appears to fallen behind its projected staff level, and the Chinese LFTR project date, is highly dependent on having a large and well qualified staff working on the project. Fortunately major progress in the development of efficient, safe, low cost, and highly scalable nuclear technology is possible withou... more »

Democratic Delusion And The New Clinton Map

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Does Hillary really expect wealthy conservative lobbyist Evan Bayh to deliver white working class voters for her? As we mentioned Sunday evening, Zephyr Teachout's new book, Corruption In America, is out now. She's been going around the country promoting it and the ideas behind it. Thursday she was in DC, speaking at a forum held by Mark Schmitt's financial reform organization, New America. Early yesterday she was at Twitter: "We need more populist, pro-teacher, pro-public, anti-monopoly Democrats running in primaries." We sure do-- part of the reason we have been so passionate in ur... more »

Ukraine Prepares For War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ukraine Readies For Possible Russian-Backed Attack -- Voice of America* DONETSK AND LUHANSK PROVINCES, UKRAINE - Ukraine's military is preparing to repel a possible assault by Russian-backed rebels in the east following reports of Russian military reinforcements crossing the border. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said Monday in an interview with the daily German daily Bild that the country is ready for total war. Ukraine's military is beefing up its defenses just a few kilometers from rebel-held territory in the Luhansk region. Private Sergai Eava with the 39th battalion sa... more »

Differences in the Bioregional State Compared to Left-Libertarianism, Summarizing Other Critiques of Malthusianism, Deep Ecology, and Bookchin

Mark at Toward a Bioregional State - 12 hours ago
[draft, back for editing later] *The Dichotomous World View of Left-Libertarians, in one image from the Bilderberg-rag The Economist: "If only we can remove the cronyism, we're free." Sure, however, the enemy can be us as well. That caveat requires a more nuanced sense of regionalized and cross-regionalized institutions to maintain open markets and open politics--that require novel checks and balances against any freshly ongoing cronyism to keep such open choices available instead of freshly colluded against.* *The Bioregional State's Compared to Left-Libertarianism: Wh... more »

Whitby-Oshawa Voters Drive Another Nail Into Coffin of Canadian Democracy

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
Who knows what it is they like about the Conservative Party of Canada? Is it harper's armageddon-inducing denial of climate change? (Which is not so much based on "skepticism" about the science as it is on his being a bought-and-paid-for shill for the oil industry.) Is it the way the harper selects career criminals and unstable morons as senators and heads of government agencies? Is it the election fraud that they like? Is it the anti-democratic omnibus bills? Part of the reason why we have these disgusting results can be found in the complete absence of any sense of mourning on th... more »

NATO Warns Of Russian Military Buildup In Ukraine And On The Russian Side Of The Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*NATO Leader Sees 'Serious Military Buildup' In Ukraine -- Reuters* (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg denounced on Tuesday what he called a serious Russian military buildup both inside Ukraine and on the Russian side of the border and urged Moscow to pull back its troops. Stoltenberg said NATO saw movement of troops, equipment, tanks, artillery and also of advanced air defense systems in violation of a ceasefire agreement. Russia denies providing arms or troops to support a separatist pro-Russian rebellion in eastern Ukraine, which began after the removal of a K... more »

Not Enough Drones Are Involved In The War Against The islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Air Force *Drone ‘Shortage’ Hampers ISIS War -- Dave Majumdar, Daily Beast* The American campaign against the Islamic State is being largely fought from the sky. And even that aerial effort is being shortchanged, military insiders tell The Daily Beast. The president has declared the fight against ISIS to be a top priority. But within some corners of the U.S. military, there are growing concerns that the fight isn’t getting the resources it needs. Specifically, senior military officials tell The Daily Beast, there’s a “shortage” of drones and other surveillance planes needed t... more »

Chasing Footnotes and the Fort Monmouth Radar/Visual Sightings

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
I have been chasing footnotes again as I work on my new book. This time the trouble wasn’t as outrageous as it has been in the past. I was researching the series of sightings at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. These were radar and visual sightings that took place on September 10 and 11, 1951. It all began when a student radar operator tracked an object at a speed faster than fighters at the time. Not much later, the pilot of a jet trainer saw an object that he believed to be a flying saucer. Other radars were involved, though one of those sightings on the tenth was clearly a balloon. Th... more »

Let Landrieu Lose

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
from NYTimes today: WASHINGTON — Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana pushed hard on Monday to round up votes for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, part of a last-minute effort to help her survive a close runoff and one of the toughest battles of her political career.

The Human Dilemma

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
George Monbiot writes this is the age of loneliness "We are shaped, to a greater extent than almost any other species, by contact with others. The age we are entering, in which we exist apart, is unlike any that has gone before. The war of every man against every man – competition and individualism, in other words – is the religion of our time, justified by a mythology of lone rangers, sole traders, self-starters, self-made men and women, going it alone. For the most social of creatures, who cannot prosper without love, there is no such thing as society, only heroic individualism. What c... more »

BRAVE NEW VOICES: Something for everyone!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014Part 2—Ann Compton pimps Bush pimping Bush:* There was something for everyone in the Outlook section of Sunday’s Washington Post. But first, we had Monday morning. In the New York Times, we liberals got conned once again. Charles Blow was very upset with the partisanship in Washington. That led him to please us with this: BLOW (11/17/14): *[T]he tipping point will likely come when the president takes executive action on immigration,* which, according to reports, could protect up to five million unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Republicans are... more »

Top U.S. General: Islamic State Terrorists Are ‘A Bunch Of Midgets’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Iraq's Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi (L) meets with U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the defence ministry in Baghdad November 15, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer *Martin Dempsey: Islamic State Terrorists Are ‘A Bunch Of Midgets’ -- Washington Times* Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a visit to U.S. troops in Baghdad not to fear — Islamic State terrorists were simply “midgets” with a radicalized view of the world. In his words: “[They’re] a bunch of midgets running around with a really radical ideol... more »

16% of French believe in global Zionist conspiracy

John Friend at The Realist Report - 13 hours ago
An article appearing in *The Algemeiner*, an online Jewish daily newspaper, highlighted and summarized two public opinion polls recently conducted in France. Apparently, 16% of those polled believed in a global Zionist conspiracy, and 25% believed that international Zionism is a major force operating in the Western world. No less than 16 percent of France’s residents think that there is a “Zionist conspiracy on a global scale,” according to results of a survey released Sunday. Additionally, one in four – 25 percent – also believe that “Zionism is an international organization that ... more »

500K/hr in a train its true!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
In North America going 140K is a big deal. Why?

Islamic State Now Setting Its Sights On Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Elite Saudi Troops Brace For ISIS Returnees -- CBS* JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- There are hundreds of young Saudi Arabian men fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the kingdom has a long history of links to Islamic extremism, but its leaders are keen to show their nation is also victim to terrorism, and is working hard to thwart attacks. CBS News' Holly Williams was given rare access by Saudi authorities to witness first-hand the kind of training the kingdom's elite soldiers get in counter-terrorism operations. Just like leaders in the U.S. and Europe, Saudi ... more »

10 Superfoods You Can Add to Your Coffee

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Heather Callaghan* - "Make food into both medicine and supplements by simply working them into your routine recipes..." The post 10 Superfoods You Can Add to Your Coffee appeared first on Waking Times.

Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit today online

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Compassion Games International - Protect the Sacred Very Beloved Relatives!We are thrilled to invite you to sign up and join us for the totally free Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit — an unprecedented no-cost online event offered by The Shift Network, November 18-20 — where Indigenous sisters and brothers from around Mother Earth are gathering together to show the human

Nixon's Jeremiad

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
I'm talking about Missouri Jeremiah ("Jay"), not the late unlamented Tricky Dick -- although both men seem to be cut from the same paranoid Republican cloth coat. Governor Nixon has essentially just issued an Angry Black People Alert in anticipation of riots after an expected no-bill grand jury finding in the shooting of Michael Brown. Just like his Old Testament namesake, Jeremiah Nixon obviously fancies himself a major prophet, what with his premature Declaration of Emergency. It must be hard out there for political vehicles of divine revelation. With the Ferguson community still ... more »

The institutionally anti-Israel BBC in action again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
The BBC's coverage of the murder of Jews in a Jerusalem synagogue included an interview with the Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett, here's an extract: My complaint to the BBC has been submitted: The BBC interviewer refused to allow Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett to show a photograph of victims of the terrorist attack in Jerusalem in this interview. Naftali Bennett lifted a photo of the scene of the terrorist attack, depicting a man in a tallis (Jewish religious shawl) lying face down on the floor of a synagogue. “You know, this individual came this morning to pray,” Naftali B... more »

What Really Happened At The G20 Summit In Australia? Nations Agree To Criminal Plan To STEAL Everyones' Savings Accounts If Jewish Banks Fail!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
**This is a report that I actually planned for release yesterday. But I took the day off for a bit of R and R....* We have all heard about through the Jewish controlled media the reports about how all of the criminal leaders who attended the recent G20 "summit" in Australia did their worse in both trying to vilify Vladamir Putin and some Russia bashing.... This was, in my opinion, done to give the Jew spew criminal media outlets a cover story for what was really going on with that "summit"... Right now, I want to present the following very important report that comes from the Dave... more »

More Evidence That Cannabis Treats Brain Cancer

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Cannabis again proves itself to be an effective agent in treating cancer, and here is how it helps with brain cancer... The post More Evidence That Cannabis Treats Brain Cancer appeared first on Waking Times.

Dynamics Of Iraq’s Insurgent Networks 

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
If and when the Islamic State is dislodged from the territory it holds in Iraq it will likely return to more traditional insurgent methods. That will require counterinsurgency tactics by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) something that it has not proven adept at in the last few years. Taking on the Iraqi insurgency in general requires not just military operations, but breaking up the complex social networks that militants rely upon, and providing an alternative vision for the country to win over passive supporters and those sitting on the fence. In 2005 military intelligence officer... more »

Inter species rape?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
Seal rapes a penguin.... Seriously!

Why Today’s Young People are Going Crazy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Ron Taffel, PhD* - The force that fuels connection and change comes from the kind of vital human presence that creates three-dimensional relationships... The post Why Today’s Young People are Going Crazy appeared first on Waking Times.

Kurdish Say Islamic State Militants Near Defeat In Kobani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Kurds Seize Islamic State Arms, Buildings In Besieged Town - Monitor -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters captured six buildings used by Islamic State militants besieging the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday, and seized a large amount of the jihadist group's weapons and ammunition, a group monitoring the war said. Islamic State has been trying to take control of the town, also known as Ayn al-Arab, for more than two months in an assault that has driven tens of thousands of Kurdish civilians over the border into Turkey and drawn strikes by U.S.-led forces. The hardline Sunni... more »

The YES Prep Non-contribution to Texas Public Education

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
On November 4, 2014, the Katy (Texas) Independent School District (KISD) approved a $748 million bond referendum in order to accommodate the approximately 3000 new students entering KISD per year. The bond includes funding for 8,890 additional classroom seats, construction of six new schools (one high school, two junior highs, and three elementary schools, for […]

Change Is In The Air

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.threehundredeight.com/ The Harperites won both by-elections yesterday. But it's instructive to focus on the number of eligible voters who tramped to the polls. In Oshawa-Whity, only 30% of those who could vote bothered to vote. But in Yellowhead -- that Tory stronghold -- only 15% of eligible voters bothered to show up. The big shift came in Oshawa, where the Liberals tripled their numbers. Tasha Kheiriddin writes: They didn’t win, but they increased their share of the vote in spectacular fashion. Caesar-Chavannes received o... more »

Susannah Merry Hanson 1986-2014...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*daughter of Victor Davis Hanson passed away after a short illness. She was 27 years old.* Prayers for the Hanson family and for Susannah. Susannah Merry Hanson: Obituary

Yesterday's Congressional Housekeeping-- And Tomorrow's

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
New DCCC Chairman, Ben Ray Lujan Tomorrow the Republican conference-- presumably all the old members who are staying on next year plus the class of 2014-- will vote of the recommendations of the Republican Steering Committee for committee chairs. There are 20 members of the steering committee but Boehner, as Speaker, gets 5 votes and Kevin McCarthy, as Leader gets 2 votes. Everybody else gets one vote. As far as I could piece it together, these are the other members: *•* Steve Scalise- Whip *•* Patrick McHenry- Chief Deputy Whip *•* Cathy McMorros Rodgers, Conference Chair *•* James... more »

Real or Not Real? - Hunger Games Party

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
*“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lions Gate. I received a book, products, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”* There are few things I have looked forward to more this year than the release of Mockingjay - Part 1. When I read *Mockingjay*, when it first came out, the world stopped. We were living in a small town with only one book store that was located in the mall. I desperately called every chain store in the area to see if anybody would have *Mockingjay *available at midnight, with no luck. Since we only had one car... more »

World News Briefs -- November 18, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Attack Kills 4 at Jerusalem Synagogue Complex -- New York Times* JERUSALEM — Two Palestinians armed with a gun, knives and axes stormed a synagogue complex in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of West Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, the Israeli police said, killing four rabbis in the middle of their morning prayers. The police killed the assailants in a gun battle at the scene that left one officer critically wounded. It was the deadliest attack on Israeli civilians in more than three years, and the worst in Jerusalem since 2008. Witnesses and Israeli leaders said the site and ... more »

The Book That Claims Jesus Had a Wife and Kids

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
There is plenty of circumstantial evidence for; 1 Jesus been married to Mary. It was also virtually mandatory for him in his culture. 2 Jesus was also better connected than otherwise claimed conforming to him been a legitimate potential candidate to the throne of Israel. 3 Jesus experienced an exceptional training to be a spiritual leader that is now becoming much more apparent. Thus the existence of such a text is plausible and that other such texts were eliminated later is also plausible. Thus we can rule out complete impossibility. That leaves the outright is... more »

The Evolutionary Tree of Myth and Religion

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
from: http://www.xenosystems.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/d8ecc07e906127bf0fd4623504b7eca8.jpg *CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE*

Paul Mason explains why he's sick of standing outside RBS's headquarters talking about banks doing something wrong...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152514441056939&fref=nf *Ever seen an angry economics editor? Paul Mason explains why he's sick of standing outside RBS's headquarters talking about banks doing something wrong...*

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 18, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and F-35A Lightning IIs from the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, fly in formation after completing an integration training mission over the Eglin Training Range, Florida, Nov. 5, 2014. The purpose of the training was to improve integrated employment of fifth-generation assets and tactics. The F-35s and F-22s flew offensive counter air, defensive counter air and interdiction missions, maximizing effects by employing fifth-generation capabilities together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mas... more »

Benjamin Fulford: G20 Meeting was a total defeat for the Cabal, Bush and Cohen Crime Families on the Run November 17, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*The following is solely the opinions of Benjamin Fulford. There's some interesting data regarding the Hyksos people, but I have no idea if its true or the reliability of Benjamin's source of that information. * *Others (including Ben) have said the cabal were Sabbateans (builders of Petra in Jordan) and Khazars** (also known as Ashkenazi Jews) **from Eastern Europe, Georgia and the Black Sea area. There does seem to be a link with spice and silk trade routes with these banking and ruling families. * *Some in Ireland claim the Hebrew and Iranian people have Irish roots. It cou... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates - ISIS on the back foot in Iraq , tide turning against ISIS ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets...... *Moon of Alabama* @MoonofA · 18h 18 hours ago ICYMI: New on MoA: IS Promotes Its Bloody Multinationality - Obama Says Assad Stays - http://www.moonofalabama.org/2014/11/syria- is-promotes-its-multinationality-obama-keeps-assad.html … *Al Arabiya English* ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 4m 4 minutes ago Kurds seize ISIS arms, buildings in besieged town http://ara.tv/4wu3b Al Arabiya English [image: View this content on Al Arabiya English's website] Kurds seize ISIS arms, buildings in besieged town By Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng Kurdish fighters captured six building... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Wisconsin School Refused Veterans Day Ceremony Over Firearms* For the first year, a local veterans group will not be holding a Veterans Day program at the Eau Claire area school district, the decision was because of a disagreement over firearms. The Patriotic Council says it will not be able to teach younger generations about the sacrifices veterans have made this year because the organization isn't able to properly do so. There are several different reasons cited, but one of the main concerns focuses around firearms on school grounds. Vice President of the Patriotic Council, K... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Is global warming pushing up the price of sushi?* *Since there has been NO global warming for 18 years, attributing recent events to it is just careless journalism. There may indeed have been warmer seas off Chile but fluctuating ocean currents are the likely cause of that. If I remember rightly, the El Nino/La Nina oscillation was first observed off Chile* Sushi prices in restaurants and supermarkets are tipped to soar after a sharp increase in one of the key costs of creating the Japanese dish. A large proportion of sushi, which combines raw fish or vegetables with cooked vi... more »

Taipei Mayoral Election Roundup: last call for polls

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
[image: IMG_9042] *A tiny hunting spider waits on a flower. Since I haven't been riding much this last month, you'll just have to put up with bug pics.* UPDATE: UDN has nifty poll tracking page. I was discussing the likely outcome of the elections with Courtney Donovan Smith, the central Taiwan ICRT guy who runs the incredibly useful Taiwan News in English group on Facebook. The group is having its first get-together Nov 24 (venue to be announced) and we're all going to talk about the elections and then get really drunk and discuss the Sean Lien campaign and laugh til we puke. Becau... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: US Military Needs Game-Changing Military Innovations To Stay Ahead of China And Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Chuck Hagel Lays Out Weapons Plan -- WSJ* *Pentagon Needs to Look Outside Traditional Industry to Find Affordable Emerging Technologies, Hagel Says * SIMI VALLEY, Calif.—U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday outlined a series of reforms designed to tackle what he views as the military’s declining prowess as China, Russia and others field new weapons technologies. Mr. Hagel said the Pentagon needed to look outside the traditional defense industry to target emerging technologies that could be developed within budget constraints, a move that some leaders believe could resh... more »

Brownbag Jesus - Mulroney, Del Mastro, and Dykstra

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
Jason Kenney's parliamentary secretary Rick Dykstra and Steve's former parliamentary secretary Dean Del Mastro yuck it up here at a Del Mastro legal fees fundraiser headlined by brownbagging Muldoon and subsidized by you as political contributions. "These were funds that were raised separately and essentially moved through the EDA. They were put into the EDA and moved straight back out again " explained Alan Wilson, head of the Peterborough Conservative electoral district association, without once using the phrase *in-and-out scheme *to describe the apparently legal tax receipts ... more »

Obama: I’ll Only Send U.S. Ground Troops To The Mideast If The Islamic State Gets a Nuke

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Obama: I’ll Send Ground Troops To Mideast If ISIS Gets A Nuke -- NRO* President Obama said he’d break his promise to keep U.S. ground troops out of the fight in Iraq and Syria if the Islamic State gets its hands on a nuclear weapon. At the G-20 summit in Australia on Monday, the president responded to comments made by Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey, who said last week the Pentagon was “considering” deploying ground troops to directly confront the brutal terrorist group. Obama played down the general’s assertion, but also drew a red line over a frightening hypothe... more »

Gravity - the earth moves towards the free-falling bowling ball and the feathers?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
so, Prof Bri Cox (he'd like me crimping his first name to *Bri* like that, it's cool) goes to Nasa's Space Power Facility near Cleveland Ohio to demonstrate how a heavy object (a bowling ball) and a light object (feathers) fall to the ground at the same time, as long as you remove the air-resistance from the free-falling equation. Stunning experiment gives hard evidence, but is it really true that, as Einstein suggested in his Equivalence Principle, "...both the bowling ball and the feathers AREN'T MOVING..." the only way this could happen is if the Earth is (somehow) moving towards... more »

“The Super-Rich and Sordid Tales of Selfishness”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“The Super-Rich and Sordid Tales of Selfishness”* by Paul Buchheit “If the mainstream media made the effort to analyze and report the facts, the whole country would know about a level of selfishness that has spiraled out of control since the economists of the Reagan era convinced the wealthiest Americans that greed is good for everyone. Here are four extreme examples of that selfishness. *1. Ebola's Not Worth the Money If Only Africans Get Infected:* World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Dr. Margaret Chan recently stated: "Ebola emerged nearly four decades ago. Why ar... more »

In the wake of the mid-term election two weeks ago, the despicable "mainstream media" have been busy "explaining" that the reason consistant pre-polling showing Democrats running neck-and-neck with their Republican adversarys or clearly winning yet losing on election day by 4 or 5 percentage points was due to errors made by the pollsters. Anyone who knows anything about statistics knows that random errors should be in both directions. Here election integrity advocate Brad Freeman responds to one such stolen-election-cover-up artist, Nate Silver. Note the vast amount of data Brad cites in making the case that there was massive fraud in this election, all favoring Republican candidates.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 19 hours ago
------------------------------ The Results Were Skewed Toward Republicans: A Response to Nate Silver ------------------------------ *By BRAD FRIEDMAN on 11/7/2014, 6:02am PT * ------------------------------ It's been happening for years now. On the day after elections like last Tuesday's, media figures begin navel gazing to figure out how pre-election polls, created by dozens of independent pollsters using dozens of different methodologies, could all find the same thing but turn out to be so wrong once the election results are in. The presumption is that the results are always right... more »

F-35 and F-22 combine capabilities in operational integration training mission

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-22 Raptor & F-35 Lightning II]The U.S. Air Force deployed four F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, to Eglin Air Force Base, earlier this month for the unit's first operational integration training mission with the F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing here. The purpose of the training was to improve integrated employment of fifth-generation assets and tactics. The training allowed both units to gain operational familiarization and capture lessons learned to improve future exercises. "When the F-22 and F-35 come together, it brings out th... more »

Air & Missile Defense Radar software - and targets - on track

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)]Raytheon Company's first major software build for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar successfully tracked a simulated Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) target. The milestone verified the infrastructure and functionality of the AMDR software build, which was demonstrated less than eight months after contract award – an achievement made possible by the company's agile software development methodology. The AAW target tracking was demonstrated using the working software for the U.S. Navy during a recent Software Build Review. Read more

Maintaining deterrence: Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Shaheen 1 missile]Pakistan on Monday conducted a ‘successful’ test launch of intermediate range Shaheen 1A (Hatf IV) ballistic missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads, the military’s media wing said in a statement. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the test-fire was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system. “Shaheen1A missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 900 kilometres,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The latest test came three... more »

A Look At Russia's $730 Billion War Machine (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago

Akash Missile Successfully Testfired

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Akash SAM]Two surface-to-surface nuclear capable Akash missiles were test-fired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) from a defence base off the Odisha coast on Monday. They hit the para-barrels released from the same test range. The complete Akash missile system, including targets, were operated by IAF personnel exploiting the overall capabilities of the system in different envelops. The missiles were fired from the launching complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea. The indigenously developed missiles were fired at 2.45 pm and 3.20 pm respectively, a fe... more »

Israel may halve second order of F-35 fighters -minister

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]Israel may soon order 10 to 15 US-made F-35 fighter jets, around half the number previously mentioned by defence sources in both countries, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Monday. A reduced Israeli purchase could dent international confidence in the plane, which is being developed and built by Lockheed Martin Corp for the US military and allies - a US$399 billion (S$498.9 billion) endeavour that is the world's most expensive weapons programme. Israel bought 19 F-35s for US$2.75 billion in 2010, with delivery scheduled between 2016 and 2018. Defence Min... more »

India’s Su-30s to be back in use this week

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Crashed Su-30MKI Flanker]The Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi Su-30MKI fleet, which was grounded last month over a crash near Pune, will be back in use this week, Air Chief Arup Raha was cited by PTI as saying. The fleet would be back in use “within a week's time” Raha told the news agency on Friday, November 14. “This (Pune crash on October 14) was an accident which appeared to be automatic firing of the seats. Court of Inquiry (CoI) is about to be complete and the findings are being finalised. We will have the results very soon and we are going to start flying the aircraft very s... more »

Coast Guard, NOAA Testing Drones in Arctic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the Coast Guard are teaming up in the Arctic to test new unmanned aerial system applications. This summer, the Healy, the Coast Guard’s research icebreaker, conducted unmanned aerial vehicle tests in the Arctic alongside NOAA, said Robbie Hood, UAS program director at the scientific agency. The Coast Guard is “letting this ship be a testing ground for unmanned technologies, both water vehicles and air vehicles,” she said during the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s annual program review. NOAA used 13–pound ... more »

Ignorance is bliss?

John Friend at The Realist Report - 20 hours ago
The following video demonstrates exactly what is wrong with America. Namely, the fact that we have a country filled with abysmally ignorant, moronic individuals who do not know how to properly use their brains. Most people, especially the younger generations of Americans, strictly concern themselves with watching television, cheering for their favorite sports team, and following the lives of degenerate Hollywood celebrities. Aldous Huxley, the brilliant English writer and philosopher who authored *Brave New World*, described a future world in which an oligarchical elite would prod... more »

F-35 jump jets for navy landing ships not worth the cost, study finds

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: NUSHIP Canberra]With its ski-jump prow, the navy's newest vessel looks just like an aircraft and at 27,000 tonnes is bigger than the navy's last carrier HMAS Melbourne. So why not go the full distance and turn landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessel HMAS Canberra into a true aircraft carrier, equipped with fast jets rather than just helicopters. The defence team preparing the new Defence White Paper is considering this question. Read more

US Spy Chief Reveals Inside Story On The Release Of Two American Captors In North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*U.S. Intelligence Chief Describes Mission to Free Detainees in North Korea -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — The director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., described on Sunday his secret mission to seek the release of two Americans held in North Korea as a series of grim encounters with officials who expressed disappointment that he had not come bearing a “breakthrough” in relations. “I was quite apprehensive because we weren’t sure how this was going to play out,” Mr. Clapper said on the CBS News program “Face the Nation,” offering a detailed description of the visi... more »

The Big Chill: Tensions In The Arctic - Analysis

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Arctic submarine]One hundred and sixty-eight years ago this past July, two British warships—HMS Erebus and HMS Terror—sailed north into Baffin Bay, bound on a mission to navigate the fabled Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. It would be the last that the 19th-century world would see of Sir John Franklin and his 128 crew members. But the Arctic that swallowed the 1845 Franklin expedition is disappearing, its vast ice sheets thinning, its frozen straits thawing. And once again, ships are headed north, not on voyages of discovery—the northern passages... more »

US-Armed Syrian Opposition "Surrenders" to Al Qaeda?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*November 18, 2014 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Al Qaeda affiliates are suddenly now Islamic State (ISIS) affiliates, and entire groups of militants the US has been arming, funding, and training are "surrendering" to Al Qaeda, bringing along with them a large number of US weapons. Is this a failure of US foreign policy? Or is this simply a rhetorical means to explain away what appears to be an immense army of extremists the US is once again building up to direct at one of its enemies, just as it did in Afghanistan in the 1980's? *Al Qaeda Morphs into ISIS* In late September, just in ... more »

Microsoft, Apple, Facebook And 7 Other Tech Giants Push To Curb NSA Surveillance Before The New Repblican Senate Takes Over

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Facebook, Google And Apple Lobby For Curb To NSA Surveillance -- The Guardian* A coalition of the biggest names in consumer technology have backed a US bill that would limit surveillance and prevent bulk email collection A coalition of technology and internet companies is lobbying to curb US National Security Agency surveillance powers and for more transparency on government data requests. The Reform Government Surveillance coalition, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple, added its support for the race to pass a bill through the US Senate before the end of the... more »

Andrew Coyne: Canada’s glorious bipartisan tradition of messing up military procurement

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Sea King helicopter]That was a cracker of a column my Postmedia colleague, Michael Den Tandt, unloaded the other day, taking the Harper government to task for its “disjointed, underfunded, poorly understood [and] chronically secretive” defence policy. For all the prime minister’s tough talk about the growing list of strategic and security threats to the democracies — Russia, Iran, ISIS and beyond — there is, he noted, a widening gap between Canada’s professed readiness to “do its part” and our actual ability to do so. Indeed, so bad is the “rust-out” that “unless there are ... more »

Scottish Labour goes to war over Trident

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Vanguard class SSBN]A senior Scottish Labour figure has warned that scrapping Trident would be a “massive blow” for jobs after candidates in the party’s leadership election backed the removal of nuclear submarines from the Clyde. Former Labour frontbencher John Park, who worked in the Faslane dockyards where Trident is based, attacked what he said was the “rhetoric” of politicians in the leadership contest. Mr Park – a former MSP who is now a senior figure in the UK trade union movement – issued the warning after Labour leadership contender Neil Findlay said he agreed with ... more »

Expert: Surface fleet needs to go on offense

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile]Why send an SM-6 missile to do a RIM-162 Sea Sparrow's job? That's the principle behind a radical new strategy proposed by an influential D.C. think tank. If implemented, it would change the way the surface fleet fights by extending the ships' kill zone with longer-range missiles and new technologies.. The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments report calls for surface combatants to use long-range missiles to shoot down aircraft and bombers before they are close enough to fire at the surface group, while concentrating air defenses ... more »

The world's biggest importer of weapons decides to make its own

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Kilo class SSK]For more than a decade, India shopped around the world in search of a deal for more than $1bn-worth of helicopters to replace 200 of its military’s ageing light-utility aircraft. But in August, the new nationalist government surprised many when it abruptly scrapped the request for global bids to buy the helicopters in favour of manufacturing them in India instead. In recent months, India has reversed two more proposals for buying transport aircraft and submarines and decided to make them at home. It’s part of an ambitious push by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s... more »

Former shipyard fire chief criticizes Navy report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Miami]The former chief of the fire department at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard said the department is getting unfair criticism from the U.S. Navy. The Navy released its long awaited report on the disastrous fire on the submarine USS Miami. In the report the Navy criticizes its own procedures, but also singles out the shipyard fire department. Brian Tapley said he was serving as the fire chief the night of May of 2012 when an unhappy worker started a fire on board the USS Miami. Read more

Nanotech process a breath of fresh air for submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: PNNL-Technology]Sailors aboard the Navy’s submarines could soon breathe a little easier—and smell a little better—thanks to a nanotechnology system developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technology, called SAMMS, for Self Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Supports, is a dry system using hybrid nanoporous materials that can capture carbon dioxide from the air during shipboard purification. And it can replace the current liquid process that is corrosive, creates hazardous waste and smells bad. Read more

CMS sees excess of same-sign dimuons "too"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*An Xmas rumor deja vu* There are many LHC-related hep-ex papers on the arXiv today, and especially Searches for the associated \(t\bar t H\) production at CMS by Liis Rebane of CMS. The paper notices a broad excess of like-sign dimuon events. See the last 2+1 lines of Table 1 for numbers. Those readers who remember all 6,000+ blog posts on this blog know very well that back in December 2012, there was a "Christmas rumor" about an excess seen by the other major LHC collaboration, ATLAS. ATLAS was claimed to have observed 14 events – which would mean a 5-sigma excess – of same... more »

The Human Spirit with Raphael

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
It is never a good start when i disagree entirely with his first paragraph. Be that as it may, this is an attempt to tackle the problem of the physical as we understand it, the problem of the spirit and the problem of the soul. This surely happens to be the real trinity of esoteric teaching that pervades all such teachings. .Creation is the process of been. It is the declaration 'I am'. Everything else follows with mathematical precission without any further actions. This is otherwise a helpful discussion of the spirit and a call to all to experience life consciously t... more »

Physicists Have Finally Proved the Existence of a New Superconductive State Proposed 50 years ago

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: 800px-Meissner_effect_p1390048_web] This is surprisingly useful to me. I had already postulated the existence of the Cooper pair mentioned here and will go on to note that it is vastly more important than this work suggests. It is actually the central medium in which the physical world operates but not directly actively interacting with it. Imagine a channel made up of these Cooper pairs. Electrons will pass through without reacting at all while been shielded as well. This is super conductance. I think right now that we may have powered up a tube of this stuff and wat... more »

Houston Anthropologist Reveals Irrefutable Proof that Recorded History is Wrong

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Flickr-Bosnian Pyramids-Cabiria8] This works out quite well actually. I had established that the end of Eden took place around 45,000 years ago and that it entailed the end of mind to mind communication which put us in conflict with nature and forced us to learn to defend ourselves. It then took 15,000 years for modernism to emerge for the first time and that brought about the establishment of an energy grid with the pyramids. That gets us to 30,000 BP. The next big date is 12900 BP when humanity evacuated the Earth and impacted a comet into the northern Ice cap indu... more »

Australia's Submarine Project: US And Japan To Join As Technology Partners

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Collins class SSK]A trilateral military cooperation is building up in Asia Pacific with Japan and the U.S. as a pivot of military cooperation with Australia, including the hitech submarine technology. To bolster the naval capabilities, the Australian government is looking to introduce next-generation submarines in another 15 years and also wants to double the submarine fleet. Australia currently owns six Collins-class diesel-electric submarines, which are old in design and the capabilities are moderate. Read more

Is Russia's Anti-Satellite Weapons Program Back In Business?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) takes part in a video link with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu onboard the Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine warfare ship in Novorossiysk, Russia. Mikhail Klimentyev / Reuters/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Object 2014-28E – Space Junk Or Russian Satellite Killer? -- Financial Times* It is a tale that could have come from the cold war. A mysterious object launched by the Russian military is being tracked by western space agencies, stoking fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites. For the past few weeks, amateur astron... more »

British Columbia`s LNG Future, Dealing With The Devils

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 23 hours ago
Papua New Guinea Parliament pictured atop Written by... This report was submitted anonymously by NRI staff because of threatened O’Neill government interference into the content of reports produced by the *National Research Institute (NRI). * *Monday, November 3, 2014* *Clean, Cheap LNG From Papua New Guinea Will Boost China’s Economic Development.* *By NRI Contributor* *Papua New Guinea is one of the newer emerging gas exporting nations. Current reserves are currently estimated by the United Stated Central Intelligence Agency at 226.5 billion cu metres, which gives PNG a... more »

Russian Spying Now At Cold War Levels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Tit-for-tat explusions: The Polish embassy in Moscow. Russia said on Monday several of its diplomats had been expelled from Poland and that a number of Polish diplomats had left Russia after Moscow took "adequate" measures in return. Photo: Reuters *Russian Espionage At Cold War Levels -- The Age* *Russia and Poland have expelled several of each other's diplomats in a tit-for-tat exchange over spying as Moscow's espionage returns to Cold War levels. * Warsaw: Russian and Polish officials have confirmed they carried out tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in an espionage affair that ... more »

Report: Global Terrorist Attacks Soar In 2013

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Global Terror Attack Deaths Rose Sharply In 2013, Says Report -- BBC* *The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says.* There were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year, the Global Terrorism Index 2014 report added. The report said militant groups Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban were behind most of the deaths. Iraq was the country most affected by terrorism, the report said. The report by the Institute for Economics and Peace says that nearly 18,000 ... more »

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

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day 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 military guests 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 army, which was becoming fatt... more »

The Cecilia Washburn Comedy Hour

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

"A Look to the Heavens"

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

FireFighters for 911 Truth.org - Finally

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 1 day ago

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 »

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