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Friday, November 21, 2014

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Terence McKenna Wisdom – Meditation vs. Hallucination

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 minutes ago
*Video* - Terence McKenna talks up some experiential wisdom on the difference between meditation and psychedelics... The post Terence McKenna Wisdom – Meditation vs. Hallucination appeared first on Waking Times.

TV Watch: AMC's "Better Call Saul" premiere is now scheduled as a two-night affair, February 8-9

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 18 minutes ago
*by Ken* Don't get too excited -- there's not much to it, but come on, it's been two full weeks since we passed on news of the *Breaking Bad* prequel *Better Call Saul*. I realize we're being manipulated shamelessly by the AMC publicity machine, dribbling out snitches 'n' snatches of not much, but what're ya gonna do? Anyway, here *is* the "Tingle Fingers" promo: As to the breaking news about the *Better Call Saul* rollout, the deal now is that Episode 1 will air Sunday night, February 8, in what I take to be the show's regular time slot, and Episode 2 has been slotted in for a ... more »

Filtered Water – How to Protect Yourself From the Tap

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 31 minutes ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - As more contaminants enter drinking water supplies, it is more important to filter your drinking water. Here's what you need to know... The post Filtered Water – How to Protect Yourself From the Tap appeared first on Waking Times.

Mohawk Nation News 'The New Indians'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 39 minutes ago
THE NEW INDIANS Posted on November 22, 2014 Mohawk Nation News Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Nov. 21, 2014. Prime Minister Harper’s anti-terror bill has created the new INDIANS who are Canadians that stand by the Ongwehonwe and the laws of creation. War has been declared to desecrate our land. Like the ongwehonwe, the natural people of Onowaregeh, they are being brutally

"To Survive You Must..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 57 minutes ago
“To survive you must surrender without giving in, that is to say, fully accept the reality in all its horror and never give up the will to survive. That allows you to quickly adapt to the situation and dedicate yourself to the present moment rather than wallow in denial. As you run out of options and energy you must become resigned to your plight. Like it or not you must make a new mental map of where you are, not where you wish you were. To survive you must find yourself, then it won't matter where you are. - Laurence Gonzales, “Deep Survival”

Kundalini – The Energy of Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 59 minutes ago
*Wes Annac* - Kundalini is a psycho-spiritual energy, the energy of the consciousness, which is thought to reside within the sleeping body... The post Kundalini – The Energy of Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Tunnel Warfare Comes To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
At least 20 government fighters and militia have been killed in an apparent attack by Syrian rebels after a tunnel bomb was exploded near the historic old city of Aleppo. Daily Mail *Syrian Rebels, Increasingly Desperate, Turn To Tunnel Warfare -- L.A. Times* For three days, Syrian rebels dug through a wall of a library that housed a trove of historical religious texts, and underneath an adjacent road. When they were done with the 50-foot-long tunnel, they waited at one end of it for a tank to drive by, and blew it up. The explosion cut off the road, a crucial supply route for gov... more »

These Are The Weapons That The U.S. Wants To Give To Iraq's Army And Kurdish Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Kurdish peshmerga fighters take part in weapons training in the grounds of their camp in Irbil, Iraq, on Nov. 3. The Pentagon wants $1.6 billion to train and equip Iraqi forces, including the peshmerga, in fiscal 2015, according to a new Defense Department report. (Azad Lashkari/Reuters) *A Breakdown Of All The Weapons The U.S. Wants To Give Iraq To Fight Militants -- Washington Post* Top U.S. officials said earlier this month that they would ask Congress to spend $1.6 billion in fiscal 2015 to help equip security forces across Iraq, as the country continues to grapple with how to ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Smarter Balanced: Lacking Smarts; Precariously Balanced

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 2 hours ago
In this time of “public-education-targeted boldness,” the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has made the American public one whopper of a “bold” promise: The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. [Emphasis added.] […]

The House of Rockefeller

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
The Rockefellers - Part 1 : The Robber Barons from Spike EP on Vimeo. "The day of combination is here to stay. Individualism has gone, never to return." "I believe the power to make money is a gift of God … to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience." "I believe it is a religious duty to get all the money you can, fairly and honestly; to keep al... more »

The Sandy Hook Shooting FRAUD: Great New Interview With Wolfgang Halbig - Where The Investigation Into That HOAX Stands Today!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
I came under fire last weekend where in my Sunday rant I again emphasized that everything now points clearly to the fact that the Sandy Hook shooting of December 14th, 2012 was indeed a massive operation and a total fraud…. It is so shocking that I received the usual comments from trolls and misfits that are still trying to claim that Sandy Hook was somehow "real"… To them, I state again that they need to either get a life, or to decide if they want to continue to be agents of lies and deceit….. I, like everyone else, has been wondering what happened to Wolfgang Halbig and where the... more »

U.S. Airstrikes Are Having A Minimal Impact On The Islamic State's Military Capabilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Months Of Bombing Makes Small Impact On ISIS' Military Capabilities -- Robert Windrem and Jim Miklaszewski, NBC* After more than three months of air attacks against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, U.S. intelligence and defense officials say minimal progress has been made toward President Barack Obama’s stated goal to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic terror group. Intelligence gathered over the past several weeks, which was being presented at a classified briefing for senators on Wednesday, indicates that while airstrikes have stalled offensives by ISIS forces in some areas, in a... more »

Just for the record, we all know that the Ooh That Damn Obama Party was never going to play nice with the president, don't we?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Yeah, theze guyz wuz really gonna do a heapa cooperatin' with Ooh That Damn Obama.* *"[Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell's conciliatory statements are encouraging, but he's about to discover that he cannot persuade Republican Senators and Congressmen to cooperate on anything constructive. We're about to get two years of intense, horrifying stupidity. If you thought Benghazi was a legitimate scandal that reveals Obama's real plans for America then you're an idiot, but these next two years will be a (briefly) happy period for you."* *-- "GOPlifer" blogger Chris Ladd,... more »

(PETRONAS PRESS RELEASE), CODE-NO British Columbia CONTRACTORS, NO British Columbia Labour(too pricey), LNG Mainframes and Modules to be Built In S. Korea

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
*Statement by PETRONAS President & Group CEO Tan Sri Dato` Shamsul Azhar Abbas Regarding LNG Development in British Columbia* *Vancouver British Columbia October 6th/2014-Sri Dato` Shamsul Azhar Abbas made the following statements today regarding the proposed investment to build and operate The Pacific Northwest LNG LTD. export facility in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and its associated natural gas reserves operated by Progress energy Canada LTD. located primarily in the north Montney region of northeast British Columbia* *PETRONAS is encouraged by the commitment expre... more »

ObamaCare: “I’ve Been Stupid, but Not THAT Stupid!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“I’ve Been Stupid, but Not THAT Stupid!”* by Tom Purcell “I’ve done my fair share of stupid things over my life. When I was 5, my father told me to stop jumping around the bathtub, but I ignored him. I slipped and hit my head on a ceramic soap dish, which busted into a dozen pieces. I should have been hurt, but my hard, dense noggin didn’t even sustain a bruise. Over the years, I clogged a toilet with an apple core, shattered a picture window with a baseball and hit a golf ball through a neighbor’s window (I fled, was later apprehended, and had to mow a lot of lawns to pay my fath... more »

"Your 'Children Will Be Fined' If You Fail To Sign Up For Obamacare: People Are Going To Be In for A Shock"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Your 'Children Will Be Fined' If You Fail To Sign Up For Obamacare:* * People Are Going To Be In for A Shock"* by Mac Slavo "Free and affordable health care just gets better and better. In 2015 the government will be activating some new “incentives” embedded in the Affordable Care Act in an effort to get more people to sign up. But, as is often the case when the government says one thing, they mean exactly the opposite. In this case, when they say incentive what they really mean is that you are going to be penalized if you fail to acquire government mandated health insurance. But ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Last Drop'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*From YouTube*: During Operation Market Garden, different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 21, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Islamic State's Terrifying Strategy -- David Ignatius, Washington Post* WASHINGTON -- A centerpiece of President Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated provinces. But new research shows the jihadists have been working since 2009 to gut the very Sunni tribal leadership on which Obama's rollback depends -- making the U.S. campaign much more difficult. U.S. strategists want to create a "national guard" version of the tribal militia known as the "Awakening," which in 200... more »

The Westminster Conspiracy with Carolyn Hamlett, Dr. Bailey and Nathaniel

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 4 hours ago
Discovering The Truth On today's program Daniel will be joined by several guests in order to tackle the subject of the news headliner Westminster, Massachusetts tobacco ban debate. National news has focused in on Westminster with stories that seem to indicate riotous behaviour among town residents in response to a potential ban on the sale of tobacco products. Is that the real story though? In order to investigate the issue Daniel is joined by former Illumined One Carolyn Hamlett, DID and SRA expert Dr. Preston Bailey, and a Wesminster native going by the name Nathaniel to get to ... more »

Conservative Revolutionaries and Revolutionary Tories

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
As someone who spent most of her career on the wrong side of the education history that she wrote about through the rose-colored glasses of a pampered conservative, Diane Ravitch has found real solace, I think, in acknowledging the truth laid bare by the facts that she could no longer deny. The acknowleged truth, however, will set you free or give you real solace only when it is acted upon. The American colonists found solace, for sure, in knowing that King George was a bully and a tyrant, but it was only when they began dumping tea into Boston Harbor that their knowledge and trut... more »

World News Briefs -- November 21, 2104

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*U.S., Iran Discussing New Ideas To Break Nuclear Impasse: Sources -- Reuters* (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on Friday. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the top Iranian and U.S. diplomats were preparing ideas that could be shown to both countries' capitals. "Discussions are continuing," said a senior U.S. official, who declined to discuss de... more »

The Incredible Coconut From Nose to Tail

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Video* - In Sri Lanka, the coconut is, in a sense, a source of life... The post The Incredible Coconut From Nose to Tail appeared first on Waking Times.

Thoughts Through Space: A Pioneering Long-Distance Telepathy Experiment

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - "It was difficult to distinguish between a thought in the mind of an individual and the actual materialization of that thought in action..." The post Thoughts Through Space: A Pioneering Long-Distance Telepathy Experiment appeared first on Waking Times.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 21, 2104

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Koreas On Edge Amid Live-fire Drills -- Voice of America* SEOUL — It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as North Korea threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the United States and South Korean forces held joint military exercises. The drills – conducted from Kunsan Air Base on South Korea’s coast – may not have been scheduled in response to specific threats from North Korea, but they demonstrate U.S. and South Korean forces’ capabilities. The weeklong exercise called “Max Thunder” included approximately 80 U.S. and South Korean fighter jets, some of which... more »

Why You Probably Aren't Getting A $186 Million Check If You Sue Your Former Employer

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 7 hours ago
If you're contemplating bringing a discrimination case against your former employer, you've probably been scouring the Internet for information. You also probably found the recent case where an employee who was the victim of pregnancy discrimination won a $186 million verdict against her employer. You may be seeing dollar signs. Surely your case is worth at least that much. Or not. Let's do a reality check. Here are just some of the many reasons why you probably aren't going to end up with a $186 million check from your former employer if you sue: - *Your bosses didn't conspir... more »

Dead Armadillos? An Analysis Of The 2014 South Dakota Senate Race By Peter Stavrianos

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Just so you know, Peter Stavrianos served as Chief of Staff for South Dakota Senators George McGovern, Jim Abourezk and Tom Daschle from 1962-1995. Stavrianos holds a BA and MA in political science from Harvard and UC Berkeley respectively. He's been retired since 2005 but served as an occasional adviser to Rick Weiland's campaign. This is his analysis:* Most Democrats ran hard toward the muddled middle in the 2014 elections. Once there they quickly discovered the truth of the old Texas observation that the only things in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead armadill... more »

Ukrainians Mark The First Anniversary Of The Euromaidan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*A Year After Ukraine's Revolution Began, Slain Protesters' Families Demand Justice -- Reuters* KIEV, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was shouted down by angry relatives of 100 protesters killed in Kiev's "Euromaidan" revolution at a ceremony on Friday to pay tribute to the victims. The relatives, frustrated by Poroshenko's failure to bring officials of the previous government to justice, shouted, "Who is a hero for you, Poroshenko?", "Where are their killers?" and "Down with Poroshenko!" They also attacked him for failing to keep a promise to confer the ti... more »

Islamic State War News Updates -- November 21, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Islamic State Targeted In 30 Air Strikes By U.S., Allies -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have staged 30 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday. The 23 strikes in Iraq included six near Baiji that hit Islamic State buildings, vehicles and tactical units while buildings, vehicles, a guard post and two tactical units were destroyed near Sinjar in four air strikes, Central Command said. Similar targets were destroyed or damaged west of Kirkuk, near Mosul and Ramadi and in Tal Afar. *Rea... more »

Climate Change Alert!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Post by WBIR Channel 10. Can you see the Mother Earth, suffering from toxic shock, thrashing about? She is going to shut down our whole way of life. We refused to pay attention and to act like good little Earthlings.... so Madre Terra is going to do what we wouldn't do. Hang on friends!

(Falcon of War Flying High)  Citigroup Banker (Another One) Dies Violently Along with Final Nail In Casket of U.S. Reporting  (Calling Jack Webb!)  À Bientôt, Mike Nichols

Worst President Ever??? R.I.P. Mike NicholsIf you like the floozies who pose as news reporters today you're gonna be crazy about the makeup of future newsrooms. Get ready for a real fast-and-furious free ride (for them). The Falcon Can No Longer Hear the Falconer Moral deafness pervades the culture arriving on the back of freely-dispensed taxpayer cash? And whence cometh the bankers?* A

The Face of Armageddon

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*The Navy's new Zumwalt 'stealth' destroyer being built at Bath Iron Works in Maine. The ship was designed to sneak up along China's coastline and blast them with 'elctro-magnetic railguns' * We had our Maine Veterans For Peace (VFP) meeting last night in Augusta - about an hour from Bath where I live. Three of us rode in Peter Woodruff's truck. On the way there I apologized for having forgotten my wallet and thus couldn't kick in a few bucks for gas. Peter immediately took the next exit near Gardiner and I thought he was going to drop-kick me right there. We all had a good laugh... more »

Ebola Deaths Continue Top Rise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Ebola Deaths Near 5,500 As Virus Still Rages -- WSJ* *Rate of Transmission Intense in Three West African Countries* ZURICH—Nearly 5,500 people have died from Ebola, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that the rate of transmission remains intense in the three West African countries at the center of the epidemic. In an update, the United Nations health agency said 15,351 confirmed, suspected or probable cases of Ebola had been reported in eight countries that have been affected by the disease. Most of the cases were concentrated in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. ... more »

Iran Nuclear Talks Are Going Down To The Wire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (3rd L), EU envoy Catherine Ashton (6th L), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd R) and Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (front L) sit a a table during talks in Vienna November 21, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader *U.S., Iran In Last-Ditch Bid To Clinch Historic Nuclear Deal -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Iran and the United States on Friday intensified efforts to overcome deep divisions in talks on Tehran's nuclear program days ahead of a deadline for agreement. With the deadline for a deal to defuse a 12-year stand-off over Iran... more »

Mexico City Sees Mass Protests Over The Apparent Massacre Of 43 Students

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Molotov Cocktails Fly as Violent Protests Over Missing Students Rage in Mexico -- VICE* Protests across Mexico turned violent on Thursday as crowds clashed with police, throwing Molotov cocktails and burning an effigy of President Enrique Peña Nieto in opposition to his government's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 teaching students from Guerrero state. The protests devolved into riots near a large public square called the Zocalo in Mexico City located outside of the National Palace, the doorway of which was burned in riots two weeks ago. The protests were peaceful at fi... more »

Pentagon Releases 5 More Guantanamo Detainees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The U.S. flag flies over Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, in this March 5, 2013 file photo. Officials confirmed Thursday that five detainees were released from the center bringing the population of the controversial detention center to 143. Bob Strong. Reuters *5 Guantanamo Detainees Sent To Europe; Largest Release In Years -- L.A. Times* Five Guantanamo detainees have been flown to Europe for resettlement, the Pentagon announced Thursday, in the largest release of former terror suspects in years. Three Yemenis sent to Georgia an... more »

LIVE AIM West Fri, Nov. 21, 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. Sweet Medicine all women's drum at AIM West . For today's video files from AIM West, go to Earthcycles and scroll down to Video Library. We'll be live again on Saturday. Earthcycles and Censored News: http://www.earthcycles.net/ By Brenda Norrell Censored News SAN FRANCISCO -- Clyde Bellecourt, Bill Means, Lori Riddle and William Underbaggage began the AIM West

Don't Blame The Defeat Of The Ossified Beltway Democrats On Young Voters Not Showing Up

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Mostly old and in the way Yesterday NBC News and the *Wall Street Journal* released a poll, from which the sclerotic Beltway Democrats, who are utterly steeped in denial about their own national rejection, will take solace. These are the 5 top priorities respondents gave the pollsters: *•* 82% support Congress providing access to lower the costs of student loans; *•* 75% support increasing spending on infrastructure, roads and highways; *•* 65% support Congress raising the minimum wage; *•* 60% support approving emergency funding to deal with Ebola in West Africa; *•* 59% support add... more »

Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: Putin Sees Himself As 'Second Only To God

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Vladimir Putin was in Brisbane for the G20 summit, where he experienced a series of diplomatic snubs from Western leaders following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine *Putin Sees Himself As 'Second Only To God': Gorbachev Blasts Russian President For His 'Big Head' As It Emerges Kremlin Leader Was In Furious Four Hour Bust-Up With Angela Merkel -- Daily Mail* * Gorbachev criticised Putin as he launched his book 'After the Kremlin' * He warned him not to get a big head because 'that is what ruined me' * But he also praised Putin saying he worked 'in the inter... more »

8 Clues That We Are Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Michelle Walling* - "One of the main things we begin to question in our spiritual awakening is who we really are...." The post 8 Clues That We Are Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening appeared first on Waking Times.

The Absurdity of British Politics

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
We are living in the most stupid period of politics ever. Emily Thornberry resigning over a tweet that might - and was - construed as snotty. Absurd. Then came UKIP's second by-election victory in Rochester and Strood. This was after Mark Reckless, lest we forget, called for the repatriation of EU immigrants in the event of UKIP becoming a governing coalition partner. One can channel the National Front's manifesto circa 1979 without any adverse effects to one's electoral prospects it seems. Absurd. An ex-city trader up to his neck in neoliberal common sense having led a gilded li... more »

I’ve always thought of Henry Kissinger as the quintessential neocon …and in the purest sense maybe he still is. The reason for my confusion may be that he is pragmatic and as logical as Paul Craig Roberts (who called my attention to the column below). The difference is that neocons presently running the U.S. government are illogical, and literally insane, in their push for a nuclear world war that would destroy themselves together with the rest of the human race.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ Kissinger: Ukraine should forget about Crimea and NATO membership Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke about global threats, the secession of Crimea and Ukraine's NATO accession. Mr. Kissinger said that there currently is an urgent need for a new world order, but its coming into being will be long and complicated. "There are no universally accepted rules," said Mr. Kissinger in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel. "There is the Chinese view, the Islamic view, the Western view and, to some extent, the Russian view. And they... more »

Wild Bill: First American Dictator...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*says it all.*

Abby Martin - Jesse Ventura - Off The Grid + 9/11 re-investigation!

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
Jesse Ventura, god bless him, he's trying hard to get to the truth, but he has NO FUCKING CHANCE. The stakes are too high, we're talking TOTAL GLOBAL FINANCIAL-MIND DOMINATION and we're supposed to just lie on our fucking backs and piss on our own stomachs. Abby Martin growls spunkily, but it's all for nought - until we have a Free Planet, stripped of all patents and profit, we're fucked.

Pimping Out Lady Liberty

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Shorter President Obama: (his exact words are in italics) The *responsible* (right wing dog whistle-speak for non-deadbeat employment-age wage slaves) tired, poor, and huddled masses can stay for a short while as long as they've lived and worked here for at least five years, have procreated on our shores, can show that they are loyal Homelandians, and have the financial wherewithal to pay a slew of fines and back taxes with no benefits to themselves but tons of new profits for their greedy employers. Obama the Merciful and Ming the Merciless are neatly rolled into one passive-aggre... more »

Panda Da Mao in the snow

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago

Pt.2- Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Double Cross *-to betray or swindle, esp. by an action contrary to an agreed upon course. I suspect Turkey is in the process of being double crossed- And, I believe Erdogan is aware of this. We have seen this type of double cross on more then one occasion. Libya had attempted to cooperate with the US only to be betrayed and Gaddafi brutally killed. Syria had also attempted to appease the US, again, only to find itself caught in the crosshairs of the NATO global tyranny nexus dominated by US/Israeli/UK interests. Turkey is being prepped for that same treatment. It's been a plan in t... more »

Professor Reveals Shocking Report On Flu Vaccinations

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Arjun Walia* - “The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated.” The post Professor Reveals Shocking Report On Flu Vaccinations appeared first on Waking Times.

LISTEN Chief Arvol Looking Horse on Indigenous Wisdom Summit

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. Chief Arvol Looking Horse: Tar sands is the cancer of Canada By Brenda Norrell Indigenous Wisdom Summit Censored News Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Lakota 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, began with a prayer for Grandmother Earth and the relatives, during the online Indigenous Wisdom Summit Nov 18 -- 20, 2014. Chief Looking Horse spoke of the birth of the white

Friday Nerd Blogging: Twitter Much?

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
As a very frequent tweeter, I could only watch this SNL sketch/dance number (didn’t make it to the show, just to dress rehearsal) with just a hint of shame:

Hunger Games Book Jewelry

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
I have loved sharing my love of the Hunger Games with you this week. You can check out The Hunger Games party here, the Katniss shirt here, and the free printables here. To finish off a week of Hunger Games posts, I am sharing these Book Jewelry pieces. The only thing better than loving a book, is getting to bring a little piece of that book with you wherever you go. For these pieces you will need a copy of Mockingjay. I love using old book pages from my favorite books for all sorts of things. I scour thrift stores for old copies to use. You can either cut the pieces directly out o... more »

Iran Continues Its Nuclear Weapons Work While The U.S. Pushes For A Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*A Bad Deal Gets Worse -- Lee Smith, Weekly Standard* As we go to press, the White House has reportedly offered Iran a deal regarding its nuclear program, a framework agreement with details to be worked out in the coming months. However, even as the interim agreement is set to expire November 24, it seems the Iranians have not responded to the Obama administration’s offer. And why would they? The White House has made it clear it wants a deal more than the Islamic Republic does. Under the circumstances, why wouldn’t Tehran wait to see how many more U.S. concessions it can extract? ... more »

Mark Pocan Can Show House Democrats The Way Out Of The Darkness Created By The Current Timid, Fractured, Sclerotic Leadership

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Wednesday the Congressional Progressive Caucus elected-- mostly reelected-- it's caucus officers. With no opposition, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) were again voted caucus co-chairs and Barbara Lee (D-CA) was reelected whip. Freshman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) was made a vice chair/liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Matt Cartright was also named a vice chair/liaison for new members. But the biggest news was that the CPC amended its rules to create an important new post-- First Vice Chair, the third-ranking position in the Caucus. And they elected Mark Pocan ... more »

KKK Ferguson police ties exposed by Anonymous

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Anonymous exposes ties between Ferguson police and Ku Klux Klan Read article: http://jasoncwaite.com/kkk-ku-klux-klan-and-ferguson-police-ties-exposed-by-anonymous/ RT: Klan threatens to shoot Anonymous 'n****r lovers' http://rt.com/usa/207587-kkk-anonymous-threaten-shoot/ Also see: Nevada racist alert, incoming House Speaker: Nevada racist alert: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/

Many Russian Soldiers Have Died (And Are Dying) In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The War in Ukraine Is Killing Lots of Russians -- Paul Richard Huard, War Is Boring* *Trucks marked ‘Gruz 200' could be hearses for Moscow’s dead.* The Kremlin has gone to great lengths to deny any direct involvement in the war in Ukraine, even as Russian soldiers have entered eastern Ukraine in increasing numbers since April to fight alongside pro-Moscow separatists. But despite tactics ranging from blunt official denials to government pressure on soldiers’ families to remain silent, there is mounting evidence that Russian soldiers are not just fighting in Ukraine. They are dyi... more »

New York: Letter Writing Dinner for Leonard Peltier and Oso Blanco

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
http://nycabc.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/nyc-tuesday-november-25th-letter-writing-dinner-for-american-indian-warriors-oso-blanco-and-leonard-peltier By Harvey Arden BROOKLYN, New York – Tuesday, November 25th – Letter-Writing Dinner For American Indian Warriors Oso Blanco and Leonard Peltier WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7 pm sharp, Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Meaning Of Silence

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://markcoakley.wordpress.com/ There has been nary a word from the Conservative Party since Michael Sona's sentencing. What are we to make of that? Michael den Tandt writes: Keep in mind, key questions that emerged on the very first day the story broke in 2012, courtesy of Postmedia’s Stephen Maher and the Ottawa Citizen’s Glen McGregor, are still outstanding. Does it make any sense at all to think that a 22-year-old planned and executed this scheme, which required access to the party’s Constituent Information Management System (CIMS... more »

Netherlands Gold Bombshell ( November 21 , 2014 ) - Netherlands very quietly repatriates 122.5 tons of gold from the New York in a month ! Not just pulling their gold back before the Swiss Gold Initiative Vote on November 30 , 2014 , but how can they do what Germany can't do regarding their gold ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
https://www.bullionstar.com/blog/koos-jansen/the-netherlands-has-repatriated-122-5t-gold-from-us/ Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Koos Jansen The Netherlands Has Repatriated 122.5t Gold From US *The Dutch central bank, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), has repatriated in utmost secret 122.5 tonnes of gold from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) to its vaults in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, according to apress release from DNB published today (November 21).* DNB states it has changed allocation policy from 11 % in Amsterdam, 51 % at the FRBNY, 20 % in Canada and 18 % at the Bank Of En... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates - November 21 , 2014 - Focus on Battleground updates in Iraq and Syria , the politics of War , items on Jordan , Turkey and Lebanon , a closer look at ISIS and how it is different in approach from Al Qaeda !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Links..... *ISIS Bombing Extends Reach Into Kurdish Capital* *US Reluctant to Sell Iraq More Arms With ISIS Taking So Many* *US Troops Going to Iraq Before Congress Agrees to Funding* *Hagel Admits Assad Benefiting From War on ISIS* Morning Tweets.... *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 26m26 minutes ago #UNHCR launches airlift to provide displaced people with winter aid in # Kurdistan Region — 150,000 people to receive tent insulation kits. *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 2h2 hours ago #Turkish premier vows "any necessary means" for #Kurdish security on #Erbil visit http:... more »

Then and Now

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
Paul Barclay, who runs the East Asia Image Collection at Lafayette College is traveling in Taiwan at the moment. If you get the chance, go listen to him talk, he's wonderful. A friend traveling with him in central Taiwan posted this Japanese era pic captioned* A Bamboo Bridge in Savage District * (original link). This picture was taken facing more or less east along the river. [image: LuguLoop90] Just for fun, I dug up a modern image I took of it on a ride several years ago. It is now the location of the Jiji Weir (my pic faces north). The old Japanese era road follows what is now ... more »

Jason Erb- Canada's Indentity Crisis

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Jason's Exposing Faux Capitalism blog has found a permanent 'home' in the sidebar to the left* *Worth a listen!*

5 Foreign Policy Lessons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*The Top 5 Foreign Policy Lessons Of The Past 20 Years -- Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy* *From Russia to China to the United States, from hubris to ultimatums to power plays, the good, the bad, and the ugly of (recent) world politics. * Tell me, friend: Do you find the current world situation confusing? Are you having trouble sorting through the bewildering array of alarums, provocations, reassurances, and trite nostrums offered up by pundits and politicos? Can't tell if the glass is half-full and rising or half-empty, cracked, and leaking water fast? Not sure if you should go lon... more »

BREAKING: Amtrak welcomes entire staff!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014On secret northbound excursion:* We're off on a mission of national import. No posts until tomorrow.

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up, 11/21/14"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up, 11/21/14"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "President Obama, who many are now calling emperor, has made millions of illegal aliens legal with the stroke of his pen. Some in Congress say the time is up and something had to be done, but that is not how our government works. Obama says he is within his power, while Republicans in the House and Senate say the Constitution clearly says he is not. Expect another flood of illegal immigration on the southern border. Who is going to pay for all this welfare? What about the high unemployment rates among black youth alr... more »

An Analysis On The Geopolitical Impact Of Declining Oil Prices

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Cheap-Oil Era Tilts Geopolitical Power to U.S. -- Bloomberg* A new age of abundant and cheap energy supplies is redrawing the world’s geopolitical landscape, weakening and potentially threatening the legitimacy of some governments while enhancing the power of others. Some changes already are evident. Surging U.S. oil production enabled America and its allies to impose tough sanctions on Iran without having to worry much about the loss of imports from the Middle Eastern nation. Russia, meanwhile, faces what President Vladimir Putin called a possibly “catastrophic” slump in prices f... more »

Statutes may be considered even if not pleaded

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 18 hours ago
Mason Homes Limited v. Woodford, 2014 ONCA 816: [15] We are of the view that the respondents' failure to plead the Act was not a bar to its consideration by the trial judge, who is permitted to have regard to applicable statutes. However, the trial judge erred in his analysis and application of the Act.

A Look At How The U.S. Air Force Determines What Targets Are Attacked By U.S. Jets And Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Image: Wikipedia *A Look Inside a Secret US Air Force Intelligence Center -- Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One* LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – While there might not be any American combat boots on the ground in Syria, dozens of manned and unmanned aircraft dot the skies above gathering video and other types of intelligence about the movement of Islamic State militants. The images collected by those aircraft are streamed by satellites in near real-time thousands of miles away to Langley Air Force Base in southern Virginia. Here in a dimly lit room about the half the size of a football... more »

A Look At America's THAAD System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*THAAD: America's Super Shield against Ballistic Missiles? -- Dan Sauter, National Interest* *Editor’s Note:* TNI’s Managing Editor, Harry J. Kazianis, spoke with Dan Sauter of the Business Development for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense at Lockheed Martin about the various advantages of the THAAD defense system and how it could help deal with emerging security threats in the Asia-Pacific. *Kazianis:* For our readers who might not be familiar with THAAD or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, could we begin by you giving TNI readers a basic description of the system and how i... more »

Senior Rebel Leader In Eastern Ukraine Has Proposed Settling The Outcome Of The Country’s Civil War With A Duel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Prime Minister of the Luhansk People's Republic Igor Plotnitsky (L) and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) (RIA Novosti) *Rebel Leader’s New Solution To The Ukraine Civil War: He Wants To Duel The Ukrainian President On Live TV -- National Post/The Telegraph* DONETSK — A senior rebel leader in eastern Ukraine has proposed settling the outcome of the country’s civil war with a duel. In an open letter to Petro Poroshenko, the president, Igor Plotnitsky, head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, suggested that they decide the conflict once and for all in the manner ... more »

Demonic Possession and God's Shield. The Pineal Gland

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 18 hours ago
[image: BPEarthWatch] BPEarthWatch *Published on Jan 22, 2014* The Pineal Gland,The End Time Delusion of those who take the mark of the beast. Today's Blogtalk Radio Show with Michael and Anthony Patch. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bpearthw...

Fourth S-400 missile defense regiment put on combat duty near Moscow — Defense Ministry

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: S-400 Triumf]A new regiment equipped with the S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems has taken up combat duty in the Moscow Region, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday. "The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces currently have four anti-aircraft regiments equipped with the newest S-400 Triumf systems that ensure air defense of Moscow and the central industrial region," Alexey Zolotukhin said. S-400 Triumf (NATO Designation SA-21 Growler) anti-aircraft systems can engage targets at a maximum range of up to 400 km at an altitude of 40,000-50,000 meters.... more »

Northrop Grumman Introduces Viper™ 2.1 Laser

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: DIRCM Small Laser Transmitter Assembly]Northrop Grumman Corporation's Laser Systems business unit has announced its new Viper™ 2.1 laser, featuring a form factor and interface for use on all directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems. The Viper™ 2.1 is the latest in the family of Viper™ lasers designed specifically for DIRCM systems. After five years of funding, development and testing, the Viper™ 2.1 will soon be ready for full-scale production alongside the venerable Viper™ family of DIRCM lasers. Viper™ lasers have been fielded and are in full operation on approxim... more »

Akash missiles hit target

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Akash SAM]India Thursday test fired two Akash surface-to -air missiles successfully from a base in Odisha. The two missiles were simultaneously launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district against two flying targets. "The test was successful. The missiles intercepted moving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)," Chandipur ITR director M.V.K.V. Prasad told IANS. Read more

Two Navy supply ships collide in Gulf of Aden, no injuries

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USNS Amelia Earhart]Two U.S. navy supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden early Thursday, apparently suffering only minor damage, the U.S. Navy said in a release. No one was injured. The USNS Amelia Earhart and USNS Walter S. Diehl were beginning a replenishment operation, when the collision occurred at 5:26 a.m. Both ships are continuing their assigned missions, the Navy said. The Earhart is a dry cargo and ammunition supply ship, and the Diehl is a replenishment oiler. Read more

U.S. Aircraft Carrier’s Cost Likely to Rise Again, GAO Says

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Gerald R. Ford]The cost of the U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier is likely to keep rising from the $12.9 billion now estimated, with the final price masked by deferring some work until after the ship is delivered, the Government Accountability Office said. In the latest in a series of reports offering political ammunition to critics of the Navy’s most expensive warship, the GAO yesterday reaffirmed its earlier concerns that the Ford-class carrier being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) will cost more and take longer to complete than advertised. “With the ... more »

South Korean Military Conducts Live-Fire Drill To Check Preparedness Against North Korea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Sejong the Great-class DDG]The South Korean military conducted a live-fire drill near the inter-Korean border on the Yellow Sea, a heavily-guarded area, on Friday. According to the country’s defense ministry, the latest exercise was carried out to check the preparedness of South Korean forces against possible provocations by the North, Yonhap, a South Korean news agency, reported. The naval drill, which lasted for two hours, was part of the ongoing Hoguk (defense of nation) exercise, which kicked off last week, involving nearly 330,000 troops and 60 fleets. The latest 12-d... more »

Russia and China to Hold 2015 Naval Exercises in Mediterranean, Pacific

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Du Xiping & Sergei Yuriyevich Zhuga]Russia and China have committed to a pair of 2015 naval exercises as a sign of growing military cooperation between the two countries, Russia’s minister of defense said this week. “We plan to conduct a regular joint naval exercise in the Mediterranean next spring,” said Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to the Russian TASS news agency. “Another joint naval drill is planned in the Pacific.” The announcement from Shoigu follows a Beijing meeting with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in which the two countries pledged greater mi... more »

France announces order for Airbus A330 MRTT air-to-air refuelling aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: A330 MRTT]Twelve aircraft to be acquired in multi-year programme Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by the French Ministry of Defence to supply 12 A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the French Air Force. The first delivery is foreseen for 2018, followed by the second in 2019, and then at a rate of one or two per year. The contract agreed between the French procurement agency, la Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), and Airbus Defence and Space is now ready for official award. Read more

Vietnam's third Russian sub to arrive next month

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hanoi (Kilo) class SSK]The third of six submarines Vietnam purchased from Russia will arrive early next month, Russian news agency Interfax reported. The HQ-184 Hai Phong completed testing at sea in Kaliningrad and returned to the St. Petersburg-based Admiralty Shipyards, the submarines' manufacturer, on March 2. Interfax quoted Alexander Buzakov, Admiralty Shipyards’ general director, on Tuesday as saying that the submarine will arrive in Vietnam early next month without specifying how. Read more

Thai Navy renews push for sub plan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 206A SSK]The Royal Thai Navy will dust off a proposal to buy submarines after years of failed attempts to equip itself with the expensive underwater craft. Navy chief Kraisorn Chansuwanich revealed the plan on Thursday, which marks Royal Thai Navy Day. Adm Kraisorn said he had proposed the navy’s latest development plan, which includes the bid to procure submarines, to Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon during his visit to navy headquarters on Monday. Read more

Why Women Will Change The World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Well maybe. What will change the world is the restoration of Eden as humanity achieves maturity and that folks is what this Blog is all about. The key to it all though is that we establish natural security to allow the rule of twelve to guide all natural communities and dismiss hierarchy itself. Central to the rule of twelve is natural community itself. This is also the natural medium in which the spiritual aspects of life are properly explored and seriously strengthened. Thus assembling a spiritual twelve is an excellent way to advance knowing and to share knowing. As obvi... more »

A New Type of Brain Cell has been Discovered

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: 79718_web2] It is almost astonishing that this has not been noted before. It is also obviously very important and makes really good sense from an engineering perspective. A high speed road is made available witout excfess error producing process taking place in the cell itself. Better, if the cells are naturally conforming to a tetrahedral structure, we have an ideal three dimensional network for shunting signals through the system that can naturally provide a minimum path solution for the information. Artificial 3D processors will need to do something very like t... more »

World's Longest Sniper Kill - 2.47km twice!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: World's longest sniper kill - 2.47km twice!] The best counter to insurgency is the sniper. First off, an elite training program provides a natural system for producing skilled snipers. Even better, not every sniper needs to be good enough to make a kill at 2.27 kilometers. A kilometer is plenty good enough in the majority of situations. That range is good enough for most well trained soldiers who get plenty of practice. The real effort has to go into concealment or speedy extraction. Why this is important though is that it allows a small force to cover area. A few m... more »

Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Reading this, the sheer willfulness and incompetence of the Obama regime becomes glaringly obvious. We so need today to be working and thinking at this level and Putin in this speech shows himself to be a willing partner who understands that it matters. We have reached a historical cusp that nust be taken up by the sucessor to Obama and a alliance of the developed world and India and China in particular. This must represent sixty percent of the world's population and must require a two thirds majority or consensus in order to enact policy. This naturally gives India and C... more »

Malaysian navy ship KD Perantau sinking at Lumut base

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: KD Perantau]A Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) vessel has taken in a lot of water and is listing heavily to port in the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) docks at the naval base here. A navy spokesperson said KD Perantau, a hydrographic vessel, was undergoing refitting maintenance at dock when it became flooded on Tuesday at about 11.15pm. "Efforts are being conducted to rescue the vessel from sinking. Read more

Blogfestin'

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
*Watering a local garden.* Thinking Taiwan is rocking the intertubes as the election approaches with a bouquet of great stuff. On an obscure candidate for mayor in Taipei: To run for mayor of Taipei, a candidate must pay a NT$2 million (roughly US$66,000) deposit. And if said candidate doesn’t receive more than 10% of the vote, the money will not be returned. Uncle Chao Yan-ching is definitely not getting his NT$2 million back. So the question on everyone’s mind is: “Why is he running?” The awesome Wen-ti Sung on campaign ads (same post at CPI blog): After the televised debate be... more »

'Hunger Games' Becomes Symbol Of Resistance In Thailand

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*‘Hunger Games’ Continues to Inspire Coup Resistance in Thailand -- Bloomberg* Thai police detained three students on the opening day of the new “Hunger Games” movie, including one who flashed a three-fingered salute made popular by the film’s resistance fighters and adopted by opponents of military rule. The detentions outside two Bangkok movie theaters yesterday came a day after five student activists were taken away by police after giving the salute during a speech by junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha on his first post-coup visit to the country’s northeast, the political strongho... more »

Chinese Nuclear Weapons Are Getting 'Bigger And Better'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Defence Talk *China's Nuclear Weapons Are Getting Bigger And More Destructive -- Business Insider* China is on the cusp of truly ominous nuclear and space warfare gains, the 2014 annual congressional report from the US China Economic and Security Review Commission states. The report warns that China’s nuclear warfare capabilities will rapidly modernise and proliferate. In 2013, the Pentagon estimated that Beijing’s nuclear arsenal was comprised of roughly 50 to 75 nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could reach the US. Within the next 15 years, China ... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day ago
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Just a wee mini-ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
You better believe it...

there you are !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
...there you are !

San Francisco Sounds Out for Missing Students in Mexico!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

JOHN OLIVER SLAMS ALEC ON HIS HBO SHOW, “LAST WEEK TONIGHT”

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
JOHN OLIVER SLAMS ALEC ON HIS HBO SHOW, “LAST WEEK TONIGHT”. via JOHN OLIVER SLAMS ALEC ON HIS HBO SHOW, “LAST WEEK TONIGHT”.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

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