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Thomas Paine

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Friday, November 21, 2014

20 Nov - Blogs Im Following II

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark chats with B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong before tabling the provincial budget in the Legislative Assembly, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Victoria, B.C. (CHAD HIPOLITO/THE CANADIAN PRESS) Premier Christy Clark chats with B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong before tabling the provincial budget in the Legislative ...

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Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Your Wildest Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 minutes ago
The Moody Blues, “Your Wildest Dreams” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PIFDTuf2RM

Christy Clark, The Most Disgusting Trash Clucking Dirtbag to Ever Hold Office

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 33 minutes ago
Watch Christy Clark smirk and cluck away like a callous SKANK when asked about Health workers firings and a health worker suicide.. All politics and all deflection from a school drop out named Christy Clark.. http://www.robbinssceresearch.com/polls/poll_781.html Watch question period, watch Christy Clucking Clark`s first answer to the first question.. Families First eh Christy, you won`t stop stealing child support from single and disabled parents, you won`t stop charging rental fees on wheelchairs for poor seniors.. http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/video/archive.asp?video=2014112... more »

John McCain-- Always And Forever The Manchurian Candidate?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 36 minutes ago
The CIA was trying-- and trying hard-- to further its own goals in the 2014 elections. Replacing Senate Intelligence Committee civil liberties hawk Mark Udall (D-CO) with a hapless national security state sieve may have been their top goal but electing freshmen members to climb into committee positions to control CIA over site was another goal. It met with mixed results. The DCCC failed to slip several CIA agent-House candidates into Congress-- at least Kevin Strouse (PA-08), Bobby McKenzie (MI-11) and Jerry Cannon (MI-01)-- but the Republicans were able to beat hapless Blue Dog ... more »

NSA Director Admits That China And A Few Other Countries Can Take Down The U.S. Power Grid And Financial Networks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
*The U.S. Government Thinks China Could Take Down The Power Grid -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity to shut down the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday. Admiral Michael Rogers, who also serves the dual role as head of U.S. Cyber Command, said the United States has detected malware from China and elsewhere on U.S. computers systems that affect the daily lives of every American. "It enables you to shut dow... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Big, beautiful, barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 lies some 70 million light-years away on the banks of the constellation Eridanus. This Hubble Space Telescope composite view of the gorgeous island universe is one of the largest Hubble images ever made of a complete galaxy. NGC 1300 spans over 100,000 light-years and the Hubble image reveals striking details of the galaxy's dominant central bar and majestic spiral arms. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, on close inspection the nucleus of this classic barred spiral itself shows a remarkable region of spiral structure about 3,000 l... more »

Top U.S. General Predicts That The War Against The Islamic State Will Last 4 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at a conference on the civil-military divide and the future of the all-volunteer force hosted by Center for a New American Security in Washington D.C., Nov. 20, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton *Joint Chiefs Chairman Predicts ISIS War Will Last Four Years -- Antiwar.com* With Goals, Scope Still Unclear Timeline Not Based on Anything During an interview at the Defense One conference, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey estimated that the US war against ISIS... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "What Is There Beyond Knowing?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"What Is There Beyond Knowing?"* "What is there beyond knowing that keeps calling to me? I can't turn in any direction but it's there. I don't mean the leaves' grip and shine or even the thrush's silk song, but the far-off fires, for example, of the stars, heaven's slowly turning theater of light, or the wind playful with its breath; or time that's always rushing forward, or standing still in the same- what shall I say- moment. What I know I could put into a pack as if it were bread and cheese, and carry it on one shoulder, important and honorable, but so small! While everything ... more »

"The Bank Of Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank. It's name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the... more »

The Push Is Now On From The U.S. Congress To Arm The Kurds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*US to Consider Providing Weapons to Iraqi Kurds: Congressman -- Sputnik* *US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce has announced that the US House of Representatives has introduced a legislative proposal to provide lethal weapons to Iraqi Kurds.* WASHINGTON, November 21 (Sputnik) – The US House of Representatives has introduced a legislative proposal to provide lethal weapons to Iraqi Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce has announced in a statement. "This important legislation will finally allow t... more »

Comedians on Psychedelics

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *Psychedelics are starting to get mainstream attention from all types of entertainers as people seek solutions to the deterioration of the human psyche and health. The post Comedians on Psychedelics appeared first on Waking Times.

"Zen & the Science of Time Travel"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Zen & the Science of Time Travel" * by Casey Kazan and Luke McKinney "I do believe in time travel. Time travel to the future. Time flows like a river and it seems as if each of us is carried relentlessly along by time's current. But time is like a river in another way. It flows at different speeds in different places and that is the key to traveling into the future. This idea was first proposed by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago." - Stephen Hawking "Stephen Hawking thinks four of the world's physicists are wrong believing that time travel is impossible: Hawking sides with Sir... more »

Why Does Diane Ravitch Continue to Support Charter Schools?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
About 1 in 6 charter schools is the for-profit variety. By a wide margin, most of the damage, destruction, and abuse is being done by the 5,000 or so "non-profit" charter schools. The vast majority are more segregated even than the public schools they replace, and most of the punishing "no excuses" abuse is committed in these "non-profit" chain gangs. And most of the public money intended for public education is being sucked up by the corporate welfare artists and ideologues whose aim it is to dismember government and to devour each piece as they go. And so it is a puzzle to ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Just a wee mini-ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
When American presidents still remembered how things work… The wonders of division of labour. *Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland* – BBC “The purpose of [Putin’s] media offensive isn’t so much to present an alternative point of view as to create a parallel reality where crackpots become experts and conspiracy theories offer explanations for the injustices of the world. The target audience is Western citizens skeptical of their own system of government. The goal is obfuscation.” *Putin waging information war in Ukraine worthy of George Orwell* – Lucian Kim, REUTERS... more »

"The Problem..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." - Theodore Rubin

Health: “Powerful and Simple Tips to Help Lower Your EMF Risks”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Powerful and Simple Tips to Help Lower Your EMF Risks” * by Dr. Joseph Mercola "If you're a regular newsletter reader you're probably well aware of the risks that come from using your cell phone. This and other wireless devices (including cordless phones) are among the worst electromagnetic field (EMF) offenders, but they are far from the only ones. Right now we exist in an environment that has never before occurred in nature, one that is teeming with varying levels of electrical pollution, or "electrosmog." It started with the rollout of the electrical grid a century ago, an... more »

"A Desperate Grasp..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“If thinking is existing, then knowing is creating, and creativity is a desperate grasp at something far beyond the confines of our simplistic reality.” - Zeb Reynolds

Psychology: "Do Opposites Really Attract?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Do Opposites Really Attract?"* by LiveScience "Do opposites really attract? A new study finds that when it comes to personality, people seek partners with their same qualities — but claim to want someone who is different. The study, published in the journal "Evolutionary Psychology," asked 760 members of an online dating site to answer questionnaires regarding their personality traits, as well as the traits they would want in an ideal long-term partner. They then were asked if they most wanted a partner that complemented them, or resembled them. The answers showed a preference f... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

there you are !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
...there you are !

San Francisco Sounds Out for Missing Students in Mexico!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Photo by Brenda Norrell San Francisco Sounds Out for Missing Students in Mexico By Brenda Norrell Censored News  Nov. 20, 2014 A large and loud crowd marching down Market St in San Francisco tonight, demanding justice for the 43 missing students in Guerrero, Mexico. Their signs demanded an end to the terrorism in Mexico. A light rain was falling, but they were undeterred. Trailed by the

Violent arrests at Burnaby Mountain

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Photos by Jonathan Hayward Canadian Press See more photos: http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/1218344/mounties-begin-arrests-on-burnaby-mountain-to-dismantle-pipeline-protests/ Screenshot from Sea Shepherd livestream today Watch videos from today http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sea-shepherd-vancouver Defending the Earth from Kinder Morgan pipeline In the news at Vancouver Observer:

Ultimate Gift Guide Holiday Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 3 hours ago
I am so excited to be joining up with a bunch of fabulous bloggers to bring you the opportunity to win gifts for so many of the people on your Christmas list. There is a little something for everyone. The Holidays are about giving and this holiday season Bargains with Brittanie, Addicted 2 Savings 4 U, and The Budget Bandit have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to put you into the holiday spirit by offering a fantastic Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! With over $1,800 in prizes and 21 winners this is a giveaway event you do not want to miss! With the holidays in full swing c... more »

The Slow Collapse Of Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko) *Ukraine’s Slow Collapse -- New York Times editorial* The crisis in Ukraine has reached an impasse. The cease-fire signed in Minsk, Belarus, in September never really took hold, but at least it provided a cover for efforts to reduce the level of fighting and focus on stabilizing and reforming the Ukrainian economy as a prelude to a serious, long-term search for ... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Kinder Morgan`s Disgrace, Violent Police Throw Grey Haired Woman on Ground

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
Mitten @*2010redmittens* Follow @*AndrewChangCBC* i am disgusted that RCMP were so violent. Watch vid via @ *ByJamesKeller* #*burnabymountain* Clink the below video link, prepare to be outraged http://vine.co/v/OJdvIh2FHrK #*cdnpoli* #*BC* 5:40 PM - 20 Nov 2014 Vine @*vine* _____________________________ And speaking of TRASH.....Christy Clark smirks and Clucks like a Callous SKANK over health worker firings and a suicide. http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/video/archive.asp?video=201411200930&time=10:31:34&duration=00:30:39&toc=archive The Straight Goods Cheers ... more »

Viral Video Shows The Ukrainian Army Using Drones In A Combat Zone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Viral Video Shows Ukrainian Soldier Launching Drone In Combat Zone -- Washington Post* A new viral video appears to depict a Ukrainian soldier hurling a small drone aircraft into the air, providing a glimpse into how Kiev’s soldiers are using low-grade military technology against Russian-backed separatists. The footage has gone viral after being posted to YouTube on Monday and appears to show the drone under gunfire after it takes off. It isn’t clear what kind of aircraft it is, but the video shows the drone buzzing over fields riddled with craters and what looks like an airfield... more »

Breaking news: Bob Mankoff sheds light on the age-old "New Yorker" Question of Québec

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*If you really want to, you can watch Episode 5 of The Cartoon Lounge here.* *"Any legal resident of the United States or Canada (except residents of the province of Quebec), Australia, United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, age eighteen or over can enter, except employees, agents, or representatives of Sponsor or any other party associated with the development or administration of the Contest, or any member of their immediate family."* *-- from* The New Yorker's* "Caption Contest Rules*" *by Ken* Confidential to *New Yorker* cartoon editor Bob Mankoff: Wherever you got the i... more »

Russia Warns U.S. That Supplying Weapons To Ukraine Will Be Seen As A 'Very Serious Signal'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and his wife Jill wave upon their arrival at Boryspil International airport outside Kiev November 20, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko *Russia Warns US Against Supplying ‘Lethal Defensive Aid’ To Ukraine -- RT* Moscow has warned Washington a potential policy shift from supplying Kiev with “non-lethal aid” to “defensive lethal weapons”, mulled as US Vice President visits Ukraine, would be a direct violation of all international agreements. A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that reports of possible deliveries of American “defensive... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 20, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Jaw-Jaw With Iran -- Fred Kaplan, Slate* We are likely going to blow the deadline in the Iranian nuclear negotiations. But why not just keep talking? It seems very unlikely that the Iran nuclear talks will result in a comprehensive deal by Nov. 24, the deadline set a year ago, when an interim accord was reached. So what to do now? Should the West call the whole thing off, erase the tentative détente with Iran, return to unrelieved tension, and allow the mullahs to escalate their nuclear program with no controls or inspections, leading to a possible regional arms race or war? Or s... more »


David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 4 hours ago

Toro! Toro! Obama Waves Red Flag at GOP Bullshitters

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 5 hours ago
In a matter of hours Emperor Barack Obama is slated to give his big speech on immigration “reform” to a less than national television audience. The major networks - with more than enough mind-numbing reality show bullshit of their own - will decline to air his stemwinder. But Americans can be reassured that the 24/7 electronic sewer of cable TV will be all over it like gravy on rice. I can only imagine the near masturbatory ecstasy that will occur on the set of the Democratic party propaganda network MSNBC as El Presidente grants amnesty to millions of illegal aliens who will be a... more »

Reaching Out for Common Ground

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago

The Economy: "United States Social Crisis - No One Told You When to Run, You Missed the Starting Gun!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"United States Social Crisis- * *No One Told You When to Run, You Missed the Starting Gun!"* by James Quinn "Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun." Pink Floyd, "Time" "I stumbled... more »

Suck It, Green Dot!

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
Goes to show what concerted public protest can accomplish. The task is not over, but just begun. From the *Commercial Appea*l moments ago: Shelby County Schools will keep Raleigh-Egypt High School next year, a major change for the community, which has been protesting since late October the state’s plan to take over the school next fall. Green Dot Public Schools was the charter assigned to the takeover. . . .

World News Briefs -- November 20, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Iran Nuclear Talks Stuck, Deadline May Be Extended: Officials -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with European Union envoy Catherine Ashton to try to break the stalemate, but talk of an extension prompted calls for tougher sanctions in Washington. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE...more »

What's going on?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Do people who spend too much time watching BBC bias develop unusual yet uncanny senses, like long-eared bats? Or do they just become batty? Please see what you think here. I've just clicked on the BBC News website and spotted that its third story is *Wigan's Whelan in anti-Semitism row*. The story is that Wigan F.C. owner Dave Whelan, defending newly-appointed manager Malky Mackay over his "racist, sexist and homophobic" texts (in the BBC's words), told the BBC's favourite newspaper that "Jewish people chase money more than everybody else" - which is about as blatant and extra... more »

Quotes of the day: On deflation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: image]Pictures of people not buying due to falling prices [image: image] “Economists have come up with the bizarre concept that falling, or even stable, prices squelch demand and deter consumption. The idea is that if consumers know that something will cost less in the future (even if it's just 2% less) they will defer their purchases indefinitely, perhaps waiting for the cost of their desired product or service to approach zero. They argue that this can push an economy into a deflationary spiral of falling prices and diminished demand which may be impossible to escape. ... more »

Sustainable Community Revolutionizes Housing for the Homeless

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* This innovative project that address chronic homelessness in Austin could be a model for creating affordable, sustainable communities. The post Sustainable Community Revolutionizes Housing for the Homeless appeared first on Waking Times.

Who Will Save Atlantic City? Certainly Not Carl Icahn And Chris Christie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
New Jersey voters reelected Chris Christie with their eyes open; after a first term of breathtaking-- even for New Jersey-- corruption and non-stop, unabashed catering to Big Bucks special interests, they knew exactly what they were getting. And now the chickens are coming home to roost. New Jersey's economy is in turmoil as their governor spends his time jockeying for position inside his crazy right-wing ideological political party. This is falling hard on working families all over New Jersey, but right now it is absolutely devastating Atlantic City, whose vibrant gaming and tour... more »

Death Aid 30 - Do They Know it's Global White Imperialism..?

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
Death Aid 30 - Do They Know Global White Imperialism..? from Spike EP on Vimeo. Of course they do. Well, tonight Thank God it's them instead of you... More High Crimes at https://vimeo.com/channels/geldof *Israel’s efforts to alleviate poverty and develop local economies in Africa is noble yet it needs to do more,* Irish singer-activist Bob Geldof said at a conference on Israel and Africa held in Herzliya on Sunday. The former Boomtown Rats front man, known for his role in fighting poverty in Africa, addressed hundreds of people at the event organized by the relief gro... more »

The BBC and Har Nof

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Just to add a few thoughts to Sue's post on Tuesday... Geeta Guru-Murthy's brutally short interview with Israeli Minister of the Economy Naftali Bennett (apparently immediately following an interview with a Hamas spokesman) has drawn a lot of criticism. The rudeness of a BBC presenter interviewing an Israeli minister is nothing new. However, it can still take you back when it comes in the immediate aftermath of a shocking terrorist incident like the Har Nof attack. Nothing seems to inhibit the Israeli-baiting tendencies of some BBC (and Channel 4) interviewers when they have an Is... more »

Military and Intelligence News Briefs -- November 20, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions during the Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp *The Top US Military Commander Just Gave This Prediction For How Long ISIS War Will Last -- Western Journalism* Facing serious challenges for funding the many conflicts the U.S. is now involved in around the globe, America’s top military commander says the fight against ISIS will need more money and resources than are now committed in the Pentagon’s 2015 budget. The Chairman of the Joi... more »

The One Statistic Climate Catastrophists Don’t Want You to Know

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Guest post by **Alex* *Epstein* *Alex Epstein’s much-anticipated book *The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels * has now been released by Penguin. Climate scientist Patrick Michaels reviewed it as, “simply the best popular-market book about climate, environmental policy, and energy that I have read. Laymen and experts alike will be boggled by Epstein’s clarity.” * * “By explicitly holding human life as his standard of value, “ says reviewer Erin Connors, “Epstein argues that what makes the industry virtuous is its ability to improve the life of human beings. While other books may off... more »

Opt Out Movement Growing in Philly

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
from the . . .Notebook: In a sign that the movement to opt out of testing is gaining traction, the Philadelphia City Council Education Committee on Wednesday heard parents, teachers, and education advocates decry state and federal officials' emphasis on high-stakes standardized testing. "Standardized tests negatively impact students living in poverty, English language learners, and children with special needs, of which Philadelphia has many," said Alison McDowell, a District parent who has led Philadelphia's opt-out movement and helped organize the hearing with Councilman Mark Sq... more »

Alberta Fake Clinics Sponging Public Money, Part 2, Medicine Hat

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
To continue our investigation into Alberta fake clinics sucking off the public tit (Part 1 on Central Alberta Fake Clinic here), let's look at the Medicine Hat Pregnancy Support Society. It doesn't seem to have its own website and does not belong to Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services, the organization that the Ontario Trillium Foundation had a problem with. It does have a Facebook page, which consists mainly of announcements of holidays on which they'll be unavailable to help any crisis pregnancies. For fun, here's its very goddy newsletter. Things get interesting... more »

Emily Thornberry's Mistweet

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Oh dear. Earlier on this afternoon, Emily Thornberry, shadow attorney general tweeted this: Image from #Rochester pic.twitter.com/rOjTgpskmF — Emily Thornberry MP (@EmilyThornberry) November 20, 2014 Before you could say "too many tweets make a twat", Emily's tweet was not so much seized upon as fixed to the ducking stool, hung, drawn and quartered, and fed to the pigs. In this apparently innocuous photo all kind of hypocrites - who were happy to rally to Matthew Parris's defence when he cast elitist aspersions on the good people of Clacton - said it typified the grilled quinoa sn... more »

A3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox's Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous 5th Circuit Decision

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 8 hours ago
*MEDIA COVERAGE:* NOLA Times Picayune *II* Solitary Watch We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady's 2013 ruling overturning Albert's conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (*view a PDF of the official court ruling here*). Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, it may still be months or years before this innocent man is released from his solitary cell. This is THE moment those of us whose lives have been touched by these men and this case over the years have been... more »

Nov. 21: Despite the date of this one......

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
....it might appear on Nov. 20. I've just published the Nov.20 blog, but found I never got to the TandT in it. Instead, I dealt with the case of the Canadian couple who got $950,000 for having a baby in a US hospital. I think it's a story that deserves far more attention than it has received - particularly since we now have a federal government that would love to privatize medicare, and a provincial one that seems to think it's a business. And I humbly apologize to the editors of the TandT. They did have a short story on the million dollar baby. _____________________________________... more »

Spot the Difference

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
(h/t Bishop Hill): BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin's latest BBC News website article, timemarked "20 November 2014 Last updated at 07:33", contains the following passage: A cached image of an earlier version of the same article, bearing the identical timemark, says something a little different: It looks as if Roger Harrabin had second thoughts about using such loaded language to describe Nigel Lawson's organisation and enacted what we tend to call in these parts a 'stealth edit'.

FFWN: Big 9/11 news on JFK anniversary!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 9 hours ago
WTC Demolition Participant Murdered? http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/17/calabrese/ Gen. Daniel Bolger Calls for Hearings/Investigation of How 9/11 Wars Began http://truthjihadradio.blogspot.com Other story links at http://noliesradio.org/archives/91834

The Gods of Money

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Richard K. Moore* - "Perhaps the single most important thing to know about power in the world today is that most nations do not have control over their own currencies." The post The Gods of Money appeared first on Waking Times.

NATO Forced To Scramble Jets 400 Times To Intercept Russian Aircraft In 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Portuguese Air Force fighter F-16 (L) and Canadian Air Force fighter CF-18 Hornet patrol over Baltics air space, from the Zokniai air base near Siauliai November 20, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Ints Kalnins *NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times In 2014 As Russian Air Activity Jumps -- Reuters* (Reuters) - NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance's chief said on Thursday. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members have sought to fill gaps in the alliance's land, air and sea ... more »

This is What Happens When Grandma Tries Cannabis

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video* - When 3 grandmothers who've never tried it before smoke out in front of a camera, the results are hilarious... The post This is What Happens When Grandma Tries Cannabis appeared first on Waking Times.

NATO Is Learning From Russian War Drills And Russian Jets Probing Western Airspace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Two Tu-95 Bear H Russian bombers were identified and intercepted by F-16s from Portugal. © Wikicommons *Russia's War Games Spill Secrets, Stiffen NATO Resolve -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Russian jets probing NATO airspace and supersized war drills are spilling Kremlin military secrets and scaring European nations into stiffening their armed forces. The alliance said by late October it intercepted more than 100 Russian planes this year, more than three times the number in 2013. A report by the European Leadership Network, a London security research group, termed the incidents “a h... more »

Canadian Politics...a brief overview....Part One

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Canada at the beginning of the 21stCentury* ** ....While there were unique factors at play in both ridings — Yellowhead had a meagre turnout of just 16 per cent... This past week there were two Canadian federal by-elections. Governments call these by-elections to fill Parliament seats vacated for one reason or another--but they also hope to glean from the results a sense of what the electorate is thinking, prior to a national election. The CBC analysis of the results of these two by-elections pretty well sums up what they found out. In this series on the Canadian federa... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Post navigation ← Previous ONGWEHONWE VS. THE SERPENT Posted on November 20, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Nov. 20, 2014. At a recent meeting the Rotinoshonni/Iroquois discussed the residential school holocaust perpetrated on us by the CROWN/Vatican. They became of one mind that the CROWN/Vatican should be charged and forced to answer for the crime of genocide before

What's The Matter With White Folks Today?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
No, not a new Bennelton ad Just as Boehner announced his roster of all white male committee chairs (plus a gal to take care of the cafeteria and bathrooms), Bernie Sanders was on NPR with Steve Inskeep talking about, among other things, how the Democrats have been losing white working class voters to the anti-working family rightists. He worries, as do most progressives, that the Democratic Beltway insiders have decided to throw their lot in with the Big Business and Wall Street interests and abandon the FDR coalition of working class Americans. When contemptible party apparachik De... more »

Do We Need A Degree To Be Educated?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Mike Sygula* - Does the fact that someone has no academic degree in a particular field mean that this person is incapable of becoming an expert? The post Do We Need A Degree To Be Educated? appeared first on Waking Times.

North Korea Threatening To Conduct A Nuclear Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*North Korea Threatens To Conduct Nuclear Test -- New York Times* SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Thursday that the country had no option but to consider another nuclear test after the recent “political provocation” by the United Nations to try to indict the North’s leaders for crimes against humanity. The statement from the North Korean Foreign Ministry came two days after a committee of the United Nations voted on Tuesday to adopt a resolution that urged the Security Council to refer the leaders of North Korea to the International Criminal Court for prosecution for exte... more »

Hong Kong Occupy: U.S. Hypocrisy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Congressional lawmakers are trying to push through a bill that would give Washington the all-clear to openly support protests in Hong Kong. China has already warned the US to stay out of the matter. RT's Gayane Chichakyan takes a closer look.

Nov. 20: It isn't just money...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 11 hours ago
There's a news story that's been big across Canada, but which seems to have been invisible to the eagle eyes of the Irving editors. It's the story about a Canadian couple on vacation in the US when the wife went prematurely into labour. The hospital bill, thanks to the spirit of American free enterprise, was $950,000. The story was presented in most news media largely for pure sensationalism. But it's much more important than that. Households making up 1.6 million people file for bankruptcy in the US - EVERY year, and most for medical bills. Over twenty percent of all Americans hav... more »

Arrests underway at Burnaby Mountain

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Arrests at Burnaby Mountain as police arrive to enforce injunction, livestream by Sea Shepherd http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sea-shepherd-vancouver?utm_source=crowd-live-backend&utm_medium=visit-channel&utm_campaign=notifications

Toxins in the Food Chain, And Why Quality Supplementation is Necessary

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Dr. Eldon Dahl* - "People are not allergic to gluten; they are allergic to toxins - we do not have pure food any longer." The post Toxins in the Food Chain, And Why Quality Supplementation is Necessary appeared first on Waking Times.

Privacy rights continue even in information or items lawfully seized by the State

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
Wakeling *v.* United States of America, 2014 SCC 72: [39] The highly intrusive nature of electronic surveillance and the statutory limits on the disclosure of its fruits suggest a heightened reasonable expectation of privacy in the wiretap context. Once a lawful interception has taken place and the intercepted communications are in the possession of law enforcement, that expectation is diminished but not extinguished. This heightened and continuing expectation of privacy in the wiretap context is further indication that s. 8 ought to apply to disclosures ... more »

Two US Navy Supply Vessels Have Collided In The Gulf Of Aden

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
USNS Walter Diehl and USNS Amelia Earhart (Photo: US Navy photo) *Two US Navy Vessels Collide In The Gulf Of Aden -- IBTimes* Two US Naval supply ships have collided in the Gulf of Aden at the beginning of a replenishment operation. USNS Amerlia Earhart and USNS Walter S. Diehl crashed into one another with only minor damage caused to each vessel, according to the US Navy. No crew members were injured in the incident and the ships are now continuing with their assigned missions in the Gulf. *Read more* .... *More News On Reports That Two US Navy Supply Vessels Have Collided In The... more »

Privacy, Secrecy & War: Emperor Rogers and the Failure of NSA Reform

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
On November 3, Britain’s head of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) published an opinion piece in the Financial Times, noting that technology companies, such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, (and implying Google and Apple), ought to comply with governments to a greater extent to combat terrorism. When tech companies further encrypt their devices or software, such Continue reading

Pentagon Did Pay A Ramson For Bowe Bergdahl, But It Was To A Con Man

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Bowe Bergdahl, YouTube Screenshot *Pentagon Got Duped, Made Ransom Payment For Bowe Bergdahl To Con Man -- Washington Times* The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials. Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 lette... more »

Is Ted Cruz telling the truth?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*or is it a tale* Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. His plan: 1. Stop all confirmations except those that are vital for national security. 2. All appropriation bills will have rider that none of that money can go to fund illegal immigration Will it happen?

This Morning Supplement Can Boost Your Brain Power All Day

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Heather Callaghan* - Turmeric is proven to boost memory, and help with diabetic and pre-diabetic conditions... The post This Morning Supplement Can Boost Your Brain Power All Day appeared first on Waking Times.

BRAVE NEW VOICES: They’re everywhere!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014Part 4—Rachel’s latest tale:* Brave new voices are everywhere in the rapidly changing media landscape. The world of American journalism is changing before our eyes. Consider the report in yesterday’s New York Times about the storied New Republic, whose owner says it’s no longer “liberal,” or even a “magazine.” The New Republic is now one hundred years old. Yesterday, Jennifer Scheussler reported some of the changes which have occurred under Chris Hughes, “the Facebook multimillionaire who bought the magazine in 2012.” The new owner is 30 years old. The ... more »

U.S. Senate Threatens New Sanctions Against Iran Ahead Of A Possible Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Senate Threatens New Sanctions Ahead of ‘Weak and Dangerous’ Deal with Iran -- Washington Free Beacon* Senate to Obama: You are handing Iran a nuclear weapon VIENNA—The U.S. Senate is warning the Obama administration that it is poised to veto a final nuclear deal with the Iranians and impose harsher sanctions on Tehran, according to a letter sent late Wednesday to President Obama. Nearly half of the Senate has signed onto a letter promising to reject a “weak and dangerous deal” with Iran as final negotiations in Vienna approach their Nov. 24 deadline. Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fl... more »

Bees and Starfish: Same Story for Species Collapse

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Yesterday, I stumbled across an AP story in the Arizona Republic on the sea-star wasting syndrome that has purportedly baffled scientists: Barnard, J. (AP) (2014, Nov 19). Study: Virus Linked to Sea-Star Wasting. The Arizona Republic, p. A23 [Excerpted] Scientists have isolated a virus they are pretty sure is causing the mysterious disease that has killed millions of sea stars on the Pacific Coast from Southern California to Alaska... researchers suspected a virus was responsible for the disease because sea stars got sick in aquariums that drew water from the ocean.... [end] Enene... more »

What Ukraine Truce?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Pro-Russian separatists controlling the border with Russia pose near an armoured personnel carrier (APC) on the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in Severniy, on the border with Russia in Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Kiyev November 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Antonio Bronic *Almost 1,000 Dead Since Ukraine Truce - UN -- BBC* An average of 13 people have been killed daily in eastern Ukraine since a 5 September ceasefire came into place, the UN human rights commissioner says. In the eight weeks since the shaky truce came into force, the UN says 9... more »

Coalition NOW!

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
I'm not talking about the opposition parties. They've had years to clue-in to the reality that harpercon "conservatism" is a greater danger to this country than anything else and they continue to waste more time fighting against each other and treating the harpercons as if they're just disagreeable. I'm talking about people. I'm talking about the environmentalists, the unions, the peace movement, feminists, the First Nations, angry veterans, angry scientists, angry artists. Can they (we) not find common ground and unite to destroy this threat to Canadian democracy? Can groups of s... more »

Secret Science Reform Act of 2014: a step towards transparency

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*An effort to eliminate shamans and would-be scientific pressure groups possessing no verifiable evidence from the EPA decisions* President Obama has threatened to employ dictatorial strategies and completely circumvent the lawmakers during his divine personal mission to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal our planet. *If hired by the government as a researcher, a shaman is enough to serve as an "adviser" and the basis of the EPA decisions as of today.* After all, isn't it enough to control the EPA and to borrow a Michael Mann from the Penn State [I know that the überjerk is ... more »

The Global Warming Scam: Even NASA Admits That Winters Are Going To Get Colder...Much Colder!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
It does not take a rocket scientist these days to realize that the world is getting much colder... These last few weeks here in central Canada have been much much colder than in previous years, with winter rearing its ugly head at an earlier time than usual....BUT this is nothing compared to what is happening across the continental United States (and much of Europe as well) right now..... I have been keeping tabs on all the reports coming out about RECORD cold temperature reports across America, and the higher than normal snow fall in most American cities (Buffalo just had 6 feet of ... more »

Megyn Kelly: Compilation of President Ribbon Cutter of the purple lips saying he can't do what he's going to do...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*and no one is going to do a damn thing about it.* Because I believe the Republicans want the same thing. They'll stomp around and make a bunch of noise, but will do absolutely nothing of any substance. And we all wonder why we're exhausted?

Fighting The Insurgency In Iraq 2004 vs 2014

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Many of the current events in Iraq harken back to previous times. In 2004 the insurgency made a major progression from hit and run tactics and setting off roadside bombs to making a surge into some of the country’s urban areas. The American and Iraqi forces responded with the two battles of Fallujah and other smaller clearing operations. By the end of the year, American commanders were claiming that they had broken the back of the insurgency. A series of intelligence reports were saying the opposite. They warned that the militants were actually getting stronger. The parallels with... more »

Why Does Stephen Harper, His Government And Every Single Member of The Conservative Party Of Canada INSIST ON STEALING Billions From Canada's Veterans??

leftdog at Buckdog - 14 hours ago
*Every single member of the Conservative Party of Canada should hang their heads in SHAME for stealing from Canada's military Veterans!!!*

Further On Criminal Nations Agreement To Steal Everyone's Savings Accounts: Important Video Discusses Financial Crisis And Bank "Bail Ins"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
As I stated in a previous report, the G20 "summit" in Brisbane Australia last weekend was a complete farce... The criminal leaders of the G20 nations used their bashing of Vladimir Putin as a cover and smokescreen for their REAL agenda which was of course to sign off on a very criminal agreement to basically steal everyone's savings account monies if their Jewish banking lords and masters ever declare a state of financial collapse! People everywhere MUST be alerted to this travesty and absolutely move right now in getting every cent in their savings accounts out immediately... I ... more »

CMS releases 1/2 of 2010 data to the public

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Hours ago, the CMS Collaboration – one of the two major detectors at CERN's LHC collider – has made a cool announcement via Twitter. A part of the complete data on the collision became public: CERN makes public first data of LHC experiments (press release) ------------------------------ CMS releases first batch of high-level LHC open data (an extra CERN news article) ------------------------------ OpenData.CERN.CH (CMS subset, policies) So far, what we're given are just the high-level data from Run B in 2010. Recall that the center-of-mass energy was \(7\TeV\) at that time. The da... more »

Hunger Games Free Printables

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
As part of my Hunger Games party, I wanted to create some fun printables based on the books to use on the display tables and as labels for all of the different food. In the end I created three different 8x10 printables for decor and five 4x6 printables to display with the food. You can download all of them throughout this post. For me, there is not more iconic line in Mockingjay then "I tell him real." I wanted to capture that in a simple, straightforward way, so I created these two printables for the food table. I love the Real printable so much that I plan on displaying it long... more »

Yesterday's Man -- Again

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://news.nationalpost.com/ There is a lot of florid rhetoric coming from supporters of the Keystone Pipeline these days -- both north and south of the border. But, Tom Walkom writes, Keystone isn't as important as its shills claim it is: The truth is that even if Keystone fails, a pipeline from the tar sands to tidewater will be built. The Liberals, Conservatives and New Democrats disagree on many things. But all agree that the so-called Energy East pipeline — from Alberta to New Brunswick — should go ahead. Similarly, a world... more »

Why Dan Malloy Won Reelection And Mary Landrieu Will Lose Her Runoff... By A Lot

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Animals smell fear-- and it emboldens them. Tuesday most Democrats did the right thing for America and humanity by voting against the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The calculus about how much more poison the earth could take wasn't on the minds of the fearful Democrats who crossed the aisle to vote with the Republicans and their Big Oil allies. Their calculus was about winning reelections (some, like Mark Warner for example, in 6 years) and political advantage back home and with campaign donors in return for failing to find the intestinal fortitude it would take to display some co... more »

Starting Thursday off right with Trey Gowdy...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*calling Gruber "an insomniac with Tourette syndrome."* Tourette (too-RET) syndrome is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that starts in childhood. It involves unusual repetitive movements or unwanted sounds that can't be controlled (tics). For instance, you may repeatedly blink your eyes, shrug your shoulders or jerk your head. In some cases, you might unintentionally blurt out offensive words. source

US Never Intended to Defeat ISIS

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
*November 20, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A torrent of "foiled" terror plots have recently undulated headlines across the Western World. In Rochester New York, the FBI netted a man they claimed was plotting a shooting spree targeting US service members. In Australia, over 800 security agents swooped in on 15 ISIS suspects whom the Australian government claimed were plotting to randomly behead a member of the public. In the UK, 4 suspects allegedly linked to ISIS were arrested before carrying out a plot Scotland Yards claims was aimed at the Queen of England herself. According ... more »

Blind Obedience, the Tool of Tyrants

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
*A guest post by Pamela Mac Neil * *“**Here is how you're going to vote and here are your talking points”* On capital hill the above line is the kind of conversation, probably repeated many times, initiated by junior in the PMO's office, to Harpers backbenchers and various cabinet MP's. He/she may continue to say, the PM wants this bill passed at tomorrows question period and by the way, junior may add to the selected MP, usually a back bencher, the PM would also like you to ask this question in the House. Could the PM elaborate on "unconfirmed reports of a possible terrorist attac... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Some comments on the latest Warmist shriek from Norm Kalmanovich* *A summary of the latest IPCC emission is here. It claims that the climate change "fight" is affordable and that we must cut emissions to zero by 2100. That would mean putting all gasoline and diesel-fueled vehicles off the road and closing around 95% of America's electricity generators so is basically off with the fairies. Facts don't matter to the insane, of course, but Norm Kalmanovich points us to the the basic facts anyway*: This latest HadCRUT4 global temperature data shows that the increase in CO2 emission... more »

Top White House Official Says U.S. Should Consider Giving Lethal Weapons To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken has said Washington should reexamine its policy of not providing lethal aid to Ukraine. Radio Free Europe *Top Official Says U.S. Should Consider Giving Weapons To Ukraine -- Chicago Tribune* President Barack Obama's choice to fill the number two spot at the State Department, Anthony Blinken, spoke favorably on Wednesday about the possibility of providing weapons to Ukraine, which is grappling with pro-Russian separatists. Testifying at a congressional hearing on his nomination to be Obama's deputy secretary of state, Blinken said the... more »

OSCE: Ukraine Peace Outlook Is Bleak

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Ukraine Peace Outlook Is Bleak: OSCE Official -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Prospects for peace in eastern Ukraine are "bleak", underscoring the need to uphold a shaky ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels, a senior official from the OSCE security watchdog said on Thursday Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group that includes senior representatives from Ukraine and Russia, said there was no alternative to peace accords signed in Minsk in September, no matter how dir... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
For the next week and a half "Military and Intelligence News Briefs" and "World News Briefs" will be posted at 16:00 EST and 17:00 EST respectively instead of the usual hours of 8:00 EST and 9:00 EST.

Iran 'Final' Nuclear Talks Deadline Likely To Be Extended

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Kerry In Paris As Nuclear Talks Move Toward Deadline -- Voice of America* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Thursday in Paris with the foreign ministers of France and Saudi Arabia to discuss the ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. Later in the day he travels to Vienna, where officials from Iran and a group that includes the U.S., Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany have been trying to end a year of talks with a comprehensive agreement. Their deadline is Monday. *Read more* .... *More News On The Iranian Nuclear Talks* John Kerry Stops in Paris ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: School marked down for being 'too white'* *The delightful pupils concerned* Ofsted was accused of “political correctness” today after downgrading a top rural primary school for effectively being too English. The education watchdog faced a backlash from MPs and parents following the decision to penalise Middle Rasen primary in Lincolnshire for not having enough back or Asian pupils. In a report, inspectors said the school was “not yet outstanding” because pupils’ cultural development was limited by a “lack of first-hand experience of the diverse make up of modern British soci... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( November 20 , 2014 ) - Turkey still upset that US is failing to meet its criteria for embracing the Anti ISIS Campaign ....Is the Endgame for a two year truce - with Assad still in control ? Key news and views regarding Syria and Iraq !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets..... *Syria Deeply* @SyriaDeeply · 23m23 minutes ago President Erdogan Criticizes U.S. for Failing to Meet Turkey’s Conditions to Join Anti-ISIS Coalition http://news.yahoo.com/erdogan-raps-u s-syria-ahead-biden-visit-175850996.html … #Syria Yahoo News [image: View this content on Yahoo News's website] Erdogan raps US on Syria ahead of Biden visit President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday chided the United States for failing to meet Turkey's conditions to play a bigger role in the anti-jihadist coalition in Syria, in a new sign of strains... View on web *Syria Deeply* @S... more »

Surprise School Lockdown Drill Lands Florida Principal in Hot Water

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
A Florida middle school principal has been suspended after an unannounced lockdown drill terrorized students and parents. The genius idea was the brainchild of Jacquelyn Moore of Winter Haven’s Jewett Middle Academy Magnet School. The drill, which led to students sending panicked texts to their parents without knowing that it was fake shines a light on the ongoing transformation of the at one time *land of the free and home of the brave* into the new and malevolent garrison state of *The Homeland*. I get it that in our sicker by the day society that school shootings are now a grim ... more »

A Look At The Drone War In Pakistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Supporters of Pakistan's Islamist party Pasban hold placards as they shout anti-American slogans during a protest in Karachi October 23, 2013, against US drone attacks in the Pakistani tribal region. (Reuters/Athar Hussain) *The Unblinking Stare -- Steve Coll, New Yorker* The drone war in Pakistan. At the Pearl Continental Hotel, in Peshawar, a concrete tower enveloped by flowering gardens, the management has adopted security precautions that have become common in Pakistan’s upscale hospitality industry: razor wire, vehicle barricades, and police crouching in bunkers, fingering mac... more »

A Look At The Islamic State's Gradual Expansion Into North Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) Map: Islamic State's Growing Sphere of Influence *The 'Caliphate's' Colonies: Islamic State's Gradual Expansion into North Africa -- Mirco Keilberth, Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christoph Reuter, Spiegel Online* Chaos, disillusionment and oppression provide the perfect conditions for Islamic State. Currently, the Islamist extremists are expanding from Syria and Iraq into North Africa. Several local groups have pledged their allegiance. The caliphate has a beach. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea around 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Crete ... more »

Iran Nuclear Talks Update ( Present Deadline is November 24 , 2014 ) - Secretary of State John Kerry joins talks in Vienna - by flying in , Kerry has now elevated urgency of talks and may imply a potential break through could be at hand ...... Arak still as sticking point as Iran refuses to budge on its position there ..... Amid optimism ( Iran ) and pessimism ( US and UK ) , stay tuned as the talk wind down to November 24th !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets..... *Antoun Issa* ‏@antissa 12m12 minutes ago Don't let #*Iran* walk away from the table, do a deal now, writes Gary Sick @*Politico* http://almon.co/2ajx Ebola Deeply and 33 others follow *The Associated Press* ‏@AP 38m 38 minutes ago BREAKING: US official says Kerry to travel to Vienna to join *Iran* *nuclear* *talks* as deadline looms: http://apne.ws/1uVnqHa The Associated Press Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna later Thursday to join high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran as... more »

U.S. Drone Pilots Reveal The Intense Pressures Of Conducting A War From The Air

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A Predator drone at Balad Air Base in Iraq. Much of the U.S. military strategy against the Islamic State group depends on drones. *The Heavy Toll Of A Drone War -- Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report* *Intelligence analysts and drone pilots reveal the intense pressures of conducting a war from the air. * JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia – In early June, the Islamic State group's ravaging of Iraq was at full throttle as its fighters steadily marched on Baghdad. On June 11, members of the extremist network stormed the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, taking 49 people hostage. O... more »

Jimmy Ruffin...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 17 hours ago
*+1936-2014+* *RIP*

Weasel Queen Nancy Pelosi Enlists in War on Women

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
Democrat House Leader Nancy Pelosi is to Democratic party failure what KY jelly is to anal sex and the loathsome bitch’s hypocrisy was on full display earlier this week. The weasel queen along with a good number of her putrid crony caucus in the House drew scathing criticism for refusing to allow Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth who is eight months pregnant to vote remotely in Tuesday's leadership elections. Duckworth is not only ready to give birth but is also a military veteran who lost two limbs in the service of her country. If there is a level to which Pelosi won’t stoop it has y... more »

Arthur Finkelstein: "We have to convince Canadians to drink pig piss"

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
In his bestseller *Party of One*, Michael Harris cites a lecture the usually reclusive Republican Party backroom political strategist Arthur Finkelstein gave to a conservative free market private college in Prague in May 2011. I've uploaded it below. In introducing Finkelstein, aka "the merchant of venom", the college president lauds his work with Ayn Rand and his successful campaigns for Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Shimon Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu : "He pioneered the concept of independent expenditure campaigns which would operate ... more »

7 Health Benefits of Kombucha

Waking Times at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Meme -* Kombucha Tea has been used as a healing beverage for many years because it produces remarkable health benefits. The post 7 Health Benefits of Kombucha appeared first on Waking Times.

Hong Kong's People Have Spoken - End the Protests

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
Will Hong Kong's "pro-democracy" movement heed the voice of the people and leave the streets indefinitely? Or remain there, revealing their true, self-serving agenda? *November 20, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Despite an ongoing media circus in the West portraying a "popular uprising" in Hong Kong, China - in reality the Chinese people and particularly the citizens of Hong Kong have grown tired of the unrest. After popular demand, the Public Opinion Programme (HKU POP) of the University of Hong Kong conducted a poll asking whether or not the "Occupy Central" movement should co... more »

Air Force begs for F-35 to be top priority over A-10 jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35C Lightning II]Despite attempts by the Air Force to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed for its toughness and one of the military’s most beloved airplanes, a scrappy band of lawmakers has put up a fight that has started to yield some results. But if the A-10 survives, the Air Force warns, the already delayed introduction of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter could face another setback. For months, the Air Force has said it can no longer afford its fleet of A-10s, a decision that came to symbolize the effects of the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Bu... more »

Boeing frustrated by Canada’s move to extend life of fighter jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: CF-18 Hornet]U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. is frustrated by Canada’s decision to extend the life of its aging fleet of fighter jets, a move that will delay a decision on buying replacements, a company official said on Wednesday. The comments were a rare public expression of unhappiness by Boeing about the way Canada is conducting the process to buy new fighters. Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 is seen as the leading contender to replace Canada’s 80 CF-18 Hornet fighters, and the country could take delivery of an initial four F-35 jets in 2017 under an agreement with the U.S. ... more »

J-31 stealth jet gets bad reviews after Zhuhai Airshow flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: J-31 Gyrfalcon]China's newly unveiled J-31 stealth fighter has received bad reviews at home and abroad after making its first public demonstration flight during the biennial Zhuhai Airshow in the southern province of Guangdong. The criticism of J-31, China's second fifth-generation fighter jet, mainly stems from the dark exhaust emitting from the jet's engine, which indicates the engine's poor efficiency in burning fuel. There are two types of engines used on the J-31 jets — the RD-93 used by Russia's MiG-29 fighters will be fitted to those intended for foreign clients, whi... more »

Eurofighter Typhoon jet to get new one billion euro radar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter Typhoon]Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain have through their Eurofighter project signed a 1 billion euro (0.83 billion pound) contract to provide their jointly backed Typhoon jet with a new sort of radar, in an effort to secure new orders. The fighter is produced by Eurofighter partner companies BAE Systems , Airbus and Finmeccanica , and BAE said it signed a contract worth 365 million pounds ($572 million) to integrate the new radar onto the jets. Under the deal signed in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday the Typhoon jet will in future be available with the "Cap... more »

Russia's modernised Tu-160 fighter jet completes first flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Tu-160 Blackjack]Russia's Tu-160 strategic bomber has completed its first flight after modernisation, the aircraft's designers Tupolev said Wednesday. "On Nov 16, 2014, the Tu-160 bomber performed its first flight after a major overhaul," the Tupolev Design Bureau said in a statement. According to the company, the bomber took off from the Kazan airfield, in the Tatarstan Republic (a constituent republic of the Russian Federation), and the flight lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes, Xinhua reported. Read more

US Flying Over Russia to Take Photos Under Open Skies Treaty

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: OC-135B Open skies]During the past several days, a U.S. observation plane has been flying over Russian skies, taking photos of military installations and equipment — all with permission of the Russians. The flight comes amid Russia's increasing isolation over its military moves in Ukraine and fears of a new Cold War between Moscow and Washington. Once upon a time, all surveillance flights were conducted covertly by the likes of Francis Gary Powers, the former Air Force pilot who spent almost two years in a Russian prison after his U-2 spy plane was downed by a Soviet missile... more »

A Tour of The Hospital Aboard USS America, U.S. Navy’s Newest Ship

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: OR-2 USS America]The USS America, the newest U.S. Navy ship, was recently commissioned during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. Some good friends of Medgadget were hired to take the official photo, and while helping out we got to meet Captain Hall, the commanding officer of USS America. Hearing that we report on medical technologies, the captain invited us aboard to take a look at the medical facilities that were designed to serve injured troops in time of war and civilians during humanitarian missions. We jumped at the opportunity and now invite you to come along for a tour of ... more »

Navy Keeps Whole Multi-Year Order For Sikorsky Helicopters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SH-70B Sea Hawk]The U.S. Army and Navy will follow through on a planned $1.3 billion contract to buy more than 100 helicopters from Sikorsky, a purchase that months ago was expected to be trimmed by more than two dozen aircraft. The Army awarded the Stratford-based company a $771.9 million contract for 41 UH-60M Black Hawks helicopters and 24 HH-60M medical evacuation Pave Hawks helicopters. The Navy will buy 37 MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters for about $535 million. The orders come as the next phase of an $8.4 billion multi-year contract the Pentagon signed with Sikorksy in 201... more »

USS Simpson Departs For Final Deployment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Simpson (FFG 56)]To begin the ship’s final deployment, USS Simpson (FFG 56) departed her homeport Nov. 14, for regularly scheduled theater security missions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Commanded by Cmdr. Ken Anderson, the crew concluded a highly-successful maintenance availability and intense training exercises, and was outfitted with four Fire Scout (MQ-8B) vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles prior to departure. Simpson returned from her last 6th Fleet deployment just eight months ago and recently got underway with the Iwo Jima ... more »

Navy gets close to Russian warships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Dramatic Defence Department photos show how close Royal Australian Navy ships came to Russian warships off Queensland last week. The navy was forced to rush two frigates to the Coral Sea after four Russian ships appeared unannounced. The Defence Department also launched P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft to keep watch over the Russians as they headed south. Read more

Swedes find evidence of submarine; Russians call them unmanly

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Sonar image]It’s a disappointing kind of victory, but in the shadow war Russia is waging with its neighbors, last week’s announcement that the Swedish navy has secured hard evidence that a foreign submarine breached its waters in October is about as good as it gets. Flanked by Sweden’s prime minister and top defense official, the commander of Swedish armed forces, Sverker Göranson, told a crowd of assembled reporters that an exhaustive analysis of evidence collected during last month’s submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago had definitively concluded that a small submar... more »

Australian-made submarines substantially cheaper than government suggests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Collins class SSK]Australia's government-owned shipbuilder says it could construct a new fleet of submarines in South Australia for less than $24 billion, making it competitive with rival overseas bidders. Complicating the task of foreign shipbuilders who are pitching for the business, the interim head of Adelaide-based ASC told a Senate estimates hearing on Thursday morning that the firm believed it could build 12 new submarines for between $18 billion and $24 billion. Estimates for the cost of the government's favoured overseas option are between $20 and $30 billion. Rea... more »

Significant Carbon confirmed on Comet

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We are about half way there. A comet turns out to be a mass of frozen methane, water, and carbon dioxide and related molecules. This clearly will lack internal strength and easily break up as we well know from observed comets tightly orbiting the sun at perihelion. What this does explin is the genesis of comet dust. As the comet passes close the the Sun, its temperature rises sharply, and all the surface will experience temperatures well over the heat of molecular disassociation. All this will free an enormous amount of elemental carbon which will pick up static charge... more »

Graphene-Based Supercapacitors Could Lead To Battery-Free Electric Cars Within 5 Years

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It appears that this technical solution is well on its way to the top of the class for batteries. It is also worth noting that the possibility of using this material as a structural element has not been missed either. Thus what is coming is shells that are also energy storage devices as well. It is quite a revolution and sets the stage also for aircraft and space craft. The momentum for this is gathering continuously and is now impressive. . *Graphene-Based Supercapacitors Could Lead To Battery-Free Electric Cars Within 5 Years * *November 12, 2014 | by Lisa Winter* * ht... more »

How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This clearly establishes that the tool is effective. Now can it be guided? It would be really handy to absorb a large dose of fresh material, then use this process to ensure that the knowledge was well absorbed. It likely does not work that way of course but now we have an experimental prortocol that allows us to ask good questions like this without been utterly wrong headed. I also like the graph style. it remove the distraction of physical representation which may well be meaningless, or at least not meaningful until we have a clearer representation evolved from many samples.... more »

Aerial Power's Drones Deliver a Clean Sweep of Solar Panels

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Aerial Power's SolarBrush aimed at reducing the maintenance costs of a solar field by 70 p...] This is a seriously good idea. Otherwise the cleaning bill must be ridiculous. This can end all that and put the whole problem on simple care and maintenance. It is also good to see a real commercial application for this hardware. I would also like to see such a device rigged out to assist tree management as well although that is likely far to tricky to make sense.. *Aerial Power's drones deliver a clean sweep of solar panelsBy Nick LavarsO... more »

Ebola Global Updates ( November 20 , 2014 - Emphasis on Status of West Africa , Global Relief and Treatment Efforts , Economic Impacts , Tribute to Fallen Doctors in Sierra Leone !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 22 hours ago
Tweets....... *Kazi Media Canada™* ‏@Kazi_Canada 5m5 minutes ago #Science [image: ▪] Ebola Response in Liberia Is Hampered by Infighting: Many confirmed cases still go unreported, fami... http://kazi.info/1yrvy1o *The New York Times* [image: View this content on nytimes's website] Ebola Response in Liberia Is Hampered by Infighting By *The New York Times* @nytimes Many confirmed cases still go unreported, families cannot find out whether their relatives in treatment are alive or dead, and bodies have been cremated because a larger cemetery was not yet open. View on web *back nu... more »

Bill Hicks was shot by a Quiet Loner with a Wife and a Family

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
Bill Hicks Was Shot by a Quiet Loner with a Wife and Family... from Spike EP on Vimeo. “I was born William Melvin Hicks on December 16, 1961 in Valdosta, Georgia. Ugh. Melvin Hicks from Georgia. Yee Har! I already had gotten off to life on the wrong foot. I was always “awake,” I guess you’d say. Some part of me clamoring for new insights and new ways to make the world a better place. All of this came out years down the line, in my multitude of creative interests that are the tools I now bring to the Party. Writing, acting, music, comedy. A deep love of literature and books. Tha... more »

Israeli Drone Commander Talks About Making Agonizing Life And Death Calls In Seconds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Israeli Drone Commander: 'The Life And Death Decisions I Took In Gaza' -- The Telegraph* *Exclusive: Israeli drone commander who served throughout the last three Gaza wars tells The Telegraph that he has made some 'wrong calls' but has 'learnt to live' with life and death dilemmas * Few human beings are forced to take life-or-death decisions as routinely - or as rapidly - as those who hold the shattering power of Israeli drones in their hands. Major Yair, one of Israel's most experienced drone commanders, served throughout the last three wars in Gaza. Day after day, this 31-yea... more »

The Crappy News Network

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
The Crappy News Network from Spike EP on Vimeo. *THIS* is CNN...

India Has An Economic Vision For Afghanistan, Pakistan Only Has Bullets And Bombs To Offer

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "India and Pakistan 'battle' for Afghanistan" by Shamil Shams, DW, November 19, 2014:* "There is nothing new about Pakistan's Afghanistan policy though. The country's military and civil establishment, analysts say, still consider the Taliban an important strategic ally, who they think should be part of the Afghan government after the NATO pullout. Observers say that the Pakistani military hopes to regain the influence in Kabul it once enjoyed before the United States and its allies toppled the pro-Pakistan Taliban government in 2001. "Kabul is friendlier towards... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Ask The Mountains”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Ask The Mountains” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBYf3lYSEg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“To see a vista like this takes patience, hiking, and a camera. Patience was needed in searching out just the right place and waiting for just the right time. A short hike was needed to reach this rugged perch above a secluded cove in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in California, USA. And a camera was needed for the long exposure required to bring out the faint light from stars and nebulae in the background Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Moonlight and a brief artificial flash illuminated the hidden beach and inlet behind nearby trees in the above composite image ta... more »

"The Paradox of Our Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Dr. Bob Moorehead, "The Paradox of Our Time" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=181B7yainqY

"The Question of Worthiness: Shifting into Gratitude"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Question of Worthiness: Shifting into Gratitude"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we question whether or not we are worthy of something it is important at that time to shift into gratitude. We all know what it’s like to finally get something we want, only to find ourselves feeling as if we don’t deserve it. Whether it’s a car, a new job, or a date with someone wonderful, we suddenly feel as if we are not up to it. Something in us wants to reject this gift from the universe, perhaps because it requires that we think of ourselves in a new way or makes us question why we sho... more »

Chet Raymo, “Then To The Elements Be Free”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Then To The Elements Be Free”* by Chet Raymo “Be cheerful, Sir. Our revels are now ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air; And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on: and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.” “Surely one of the most beautiful passages in all of dramatic literature... more »

FARC Rebels Agree To Release Kidnapped Colombian Army General

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Colombia Kidnap: Farc Agrees Conditions For Release -- BBC* Colombia's Farc rebels have reached an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others. Announcing the agreement in Havana, Cuban and Norwegian officials acting as mediators said the hostages would be released as soon as possible. However, the details of the agreement were not released. Peace talks between the two sides were suspended after the men were captured by the left-wing rebels at the weekend. Ruben Dario Alzate is the first Colombian general to be abducte...more »

Have You Ever Done Anything To Stop Our Government From Torturing People? You Can

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
You may have noticed that we're not big on asking *DWT* readers to sign petitions. Groups like the DCCC ruined them just the way they ruined crowd-sourcing e-mails. They always use they as a means to get people to give over their contact information so that they can be preyed upon by people looking for contributions. Recently, though, we did urge people to sign a petition to keep Nancy Pelosi from appointing Wall Street's Jim Himes chairman of the DCCC. It appears to have worked. So let's try another! This one is a wide coalition effort that was organized by our friends at Daily K... more »

Fukushima: “Everything’s dying… Dead, dead, dead, and dead.”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"West Coast Scientists: Many Animals On Sea Floor Looking Sick Or Dead- * *“Everything’s dying… Dead, dead, dead, and dead.”* by ENE News National Geographic, Nov 17, 2014: "Urchins and cucumbers seemed to have escaped the ill effects of the virus until now. But in recent weeks, reports have started to come in that they too are dying along beaches in the Pacific Northwest, Hewson said. He and his team are studying the urchins and sea cucumbers that are already dying to see if the same killer is responsible. Dr. Bill Bushing, kelp forest ecologist, Nov 2, 2014: "I’ve mentioned befo... more »

The mild PHEV: the next little thing?

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 1 day ago
Leveraging existing assets is one of our best prospects for cleaning up the air and cutting petroleum consumption.  An under-appreciated possibility is using conventional hybrids, even retrofitting existing ones, to substitute a bit of grid power for petroleum fuel. In an article on advanced lead-carbon batteries for mild hybrids at GCC, there are these notable phrases: The state-of-charge (SoC

Major Organizational Changes Are Coming To The CIA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
CIA Director John Brennan (Reuters / Gary Cameron) *CIA Director John Brennan Considering Sweeping Organizational Changes -- Washington Post* CIA Director John Brennan is considering sweeping organizational changes that could include breaking up the separate spying and analysis divisions that have been in place for decades to create hybrid units focused on individual regions and threats to U.S. security, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said. The proposal would essentially replicate the structure of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center and other similar entities in the ... more »

The Shooting At The Jerusalem Religious Seminary: Are We Dealing With Another Hoax?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Yes, the Jew spew media is at it again.. Going absolutely hog wild the last few days with outlandish reports about a "Palestinian Terrorist" who went into a Jewish religious Seminary in Jerusalem a few days ago and proceeded to "kill" 4 American (what are the odds?) rabbis in cold blood using an axe (?), knives, and a pistol.... The Jew spew media has been pumping out picture after picture and report after report about this shooting for the last two days making it look that no other report from anywhere else in the world matters when it comes to the most cherished and evil "chosen on... more »

EFN and LRI's Workhorses

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
The Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia annual conferences, the various big events of the Lion Rock Institute (LRI), like other major events in the world, would not be possible without the efficient hands and minds behind them. I am referring to the workhorses of EFN and LRI, Pett Jarupaiboon (FNF's Regional Program Officer for EFN and Human Rights) and Wilson Li, respectively. Above photo, Wilson and Pett at the dinner gala and last day of EFN Conference 2014 in HK, at the famous racetrack. They could afford to smile widely then as the bulk of many work has been done. Lower photo, ... more »

Diana - Court Jews, Court Arabs and the House of Jack the Ripper

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*"Dynamism is usually the result of disequilibrium. My disequilibrium comes from the very fact that I’m a foreigner… * *I’m a Jew to the Catholics, a Catholic to the Jews, an Englishman to the French, and a Frenchman to the English. * *I’ve always been neither one thing nor the other – which is an unsettling thing to be. " * *- Goldsmith* The Mayfair Set Part.3.of.4 - 1987 : Destroy the Technostructure from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"I am entirely for free enterprise and free markets. But I’m not for the destruction of one’s society. "* * "In the primal world, man’s relationship with n... more »

AIM West Live Fri, Sat, Sun: Nov 21 -- 23 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Earthcycles and Censored News will be live in San Francisco Friday, Saturday and Sunday Schedule at www.aimwest.info By AIM West Censored News The 7th Annual AIM-WEST Coast Conference will be held at the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS), in San Francisco, on November 21-22, 2014. 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 575-6100 The theme at this year’s

The Daily "Near You?"

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


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” - Kahlil Gibran

"The Meaning..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning." - Joseph Campbell

Psychology: "We Remember What Is Meaningful To Us"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"We Remember What Is Meaningful To Us"* by the Association for Psychological Science "We hold many beliefs about memory - for instance, if you study more, you learn more. We are also constantly making judgments about particular instances of learning and remembering - I'll never forget this party! That was easy to understand. I'll ace it on the test. But do beliefs influence judgments, and how do judgments affect memory performance? "There's a disconnect among beliefs, judgments, and actual memory," says Williams College psychologist Nate Kornell. Ask people to predict how or what t...more »

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry Told Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov To Ignore President Obama's Remarks That Russia is A Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (Reuters/Carolyn Kaster) *Kerry To Lavrov: Ignore Obama’s Naming Of Russia On Top Threats List -- RT* Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says US Secretary of State John Kerry called on him to “pay no mind” to a statement by President Obama, in which Russia was included to a list of top global threats. President Obama voiced the three most significant global threats at the UN General Assembly in September. Ebola topped his list, followed by “Russian aggression in Europe.” In third place was the th... more »


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

"Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Click here, then again, for larger size.* *"Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies"* by HighExistence, Nizkor *"Description of Fallacies: *In order to understand what a fallacy is, one must understand what an argument is. Very briefly, an argument consists of one or more premises and one conclusion. A premise is a statement (a sentence that is either true or false) that is offered in support of the claim being made, which is the conclusion (which is also a sentence that is either true or false). There are two main types of arguments: deductive and inductive. A deductive argument... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Roman - Clive James Interviews Roman Polanski (1985) from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"I don't know that you can speak of shock … Nothing is too shocking for me. I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line."* *"You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.""If I had killed somebody, it wouldn’t have had so much a... more »

Maurice Templesman

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Good Morning -* *This ain't Vietnam still* *People lose hands, legs, arms for real* *Little was known of Sierra LeoneAnd how it connect to the diamonds we ownWhen I speak of Diamonds in this songI ain't talkin bout the ones that be glowinI'm talkin bout Rocafella, my home, my chainThese ain't conflict diamonds, is they Jacob? don't lie to me mayneSee, a part of me sayin' keep shinin',How? when I know of the blood diamondsThough it's thousands of miles awaySierra Leone connect to what we go through todayOver here, it's a drug trade, we die from drugsOver there, they die f... more »

Alan Waldman : ‘Foyle’s War’ is a smart English mystery series set during and just after WWII

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Michael Kitchen is an unflappable British top cop who solves wartime crimes and post-war spy shenanigans. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 19, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman : ‘Foyle’s War’ is a smart English mystery series set during and just after WWII

The Seduction and Destruction of the Ego

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*RJ Spina* - "Liberate your heart and mind so others can be liberated from bondage." The post The Seduction and Destruction of the Ego appeared first on Waking Times.

Nation Building In The Rebel Regions Of Eastern ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*East Ukraine: Back In The USSR -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast* *Gone are the wild-eyed revolutionaries in Donetsk and Luhansk, replaced by steely-eyed bureaucrats and seasoned combat veterans.* DONETSK, Ukraine — They shuffled in the hallway wrapped up to withstand the cold, waiting to register documents with the health authorities of the separatist authorities in the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic, and as they waited they shared whispered complaints about their new political knyaz (masters) taking care not to be overheard. “Separatist fighters came into our district and star... more »

On immigration: As the president prepares to make his big announcement, we ponder what it means to be an American

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*You can watch the president here. The message from the White House is: "It's time to fix our broken immigration system. Tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation on new commonsense steps he's taking to fix as much of it as he can. Tune in tomorrow at 8pm ET on http://WhiteHouse.gov/Immigration-Action #ImmigrationAction."* *by Ken* Howie passed along the clip of the president talking about what he's going to do tomorrow on immigration, wondering if I was thinking about writing about it. Not so much, I replied. Then it occurred to me that I do have something to say. ... more »

Fear Of A Deadly ‘Religious War’ Between Jews And Muslims Is Rising

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Fear Of Deadly ‘Religious War’ Between Jews And Muslims Raised After Synagogue Attack -- Washington Post* JERUSALEM —Israelis and Palestinians expressed fear Wednesday that their decades-old conflict was moving beyond the traditional nationalist struggle between two peoples fighting for their homelands and spiraling into a raw and far-reaching religious confrontation between Jews and Muslims. The threat — perhaps more accurately the dread — of an incipient but deadly “religious war” was expressed by Muslim clerics, Christian leaders and Jewish Israelis one day after a pair of Pal...more »

Libya Updates - November 19 , 2014 - Focus on Security situation and internal struggles....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Evening Tweets... LibyaAlHurra retweeted *Mohanid Elghadi مهند* @MElghadi · 8h 8 hours ago Al-Umma newspaper editor Amara Khatabi sentenced to 5 years & deprived of his civil rights & a fine of 250K LD #Tripoli #Libya LibyaAlHurra retweeted *Mohanid Elghadi مهند* @MElghadi · 8h8 hours ago This comes after the newspaper published a list of judges accused of corruption #Libya *libyaherald* @libyaherald · 7h7 hours ago HoR threatens to close 4 airports over actions by Libya Dawn http://www. libyaherald.com/2014/11/20/hor -threatens-to-close-4-airports-over-actions-by-lib... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 20th November)

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Tuition fees: Three quarters of students won’t be able to pay off their debt Student debt is now so high compared to average salaries that many graduates in respectable public sector professions will be unable to repay their fees even by the end of the 30-year repayment period, the Higher Education Commission warns. This funding "black hole" is forcing the Government to indirectly subsidise

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- November 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama. (Ian Waldie/Bloomberg) *President Obama Needs To Fix His Flawed Islamic State Strategy -- Washington Post editorial* THE BEHEADING of another American by the Islamic State brought an appropriately harsh condemnation from President Obama, who called it “an act of pure evil.” Such words about the murder of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter Kassig, ought to reinforce the urgency of destroying the terrorist entity before it can further embed itself in Syria and Iraq and commit other atrocities — such as genocide against non-Muslim communities or a d... more »

Gold Report - November 19 , 2014 -- As we get closer to the Swiss Gold Initiative Referendum on November 30 , 2014 , expect misdirections and blatant manipulation !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Gata..... Support for Swiss gold referendum proposal weakens as campaign heats up Submitted by cpowell on Wed, 2014-11-19 22:04. Section: Daily Dispatches By Katharina Bart and Jan Harvey Reuters Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Support among Swiss voters for a referendum proposal that would force a huge increase in the central bank's gold reserves has slipped to 38 percent, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday, falling short of the majority backing it needs to become law. Under the "Save our Swiss gold" proposal, the Swiss National Bank would be banned from selling any of its gold reserve... more »

CETA AND TTIP: Don't Let Them Get Away With It

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 1 day ago
RINF, Countercurrents and Global Research 20/11/2014 As part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), there are plans to enshrine massive powers for corporations that will allow them to challenge regulations both at home and abroad if they affect profits. EU member states could find domestic laws quite useless as they become challenged in secretive, offshore tribunals where national laws have no weight and politicians no powers to intervene [1]. It would enable US companies investing in Europe to bypass European courts and challenge EU governments at internatio... more »

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