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Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

22 Nov - Blogs Im Following

a Climate of Energy Sense and Supply
where Engineer Poet of the Ergosphere Blogspot continues his indefatigable efforts to talk energy sense in a world of false choices and disinformation

10:34pm MST


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 22 minutes ago
Scout: A Memoir of Investigative Journalist Michael C. Ruppert, with Against the Dying of the Light

Which Freshmen Will Wind Up With Ethics Violations? You Can Already Tell By Their Attitudes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
New Jersey corruption: Norcross (D), Christie (R) New Jersey politicians have a reputation. There's a transpartisan/transactional culture of corruption that permeates Garden State politics, exemplified by the cozy relationship between the country's most corrupt Governor, Republican Chris Christie, and the most venal and slimy batch of Democratic Machine bosses anywhere in America, particularly Brian Stack, Joseph DiVincenzo and George Norcross. Norcross just installed his younger brother, Donald, in an open congressional seat. And the sclerotic, out of touch Democratic party leadersh... more »

Racial Tensions In America: Great Article From Whitewraithe - Jewish Oligarchs Responsible For Promoting Black Criminals In America - The Case Of Michael Brown

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
Right now, most of America is waiting for the results of the Grand Jury investigation into the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri…. I suspect that much of the tension that we are witnessing is being created on purpose by the criminals running the US Federal Government as a means of cracking down on personal freedoms in America and to bring forth Martial Law across the United States…. Yes, in spite of living here in Canada, I have been following some of the reports coming out of Ferguson Missouri, and what I see is a no win situation for either side, black or white….. Right ... more »

Catching Up

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 1 hour ago
November 22, 2014 Hi, everyone. Just wanted to let you know, I’m fine. My computer crashed a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t been able to get online until yesterday, when some friends gave me a little laptop for … Continue reading →

Grand Chief Terrance Nelson: Indigenous, OPEC and Iran

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
By Grand Chief Chief Terrance Nelson Southern Chiefs Organization November 21st, 2014 Chief Fox Re: Trip to Tehran Thank you for your call this morning. Your frustration is mirrored by many First Nation leaders and organizations across the country. Attached you will find the resolution passed by the Southern Chiefs Organization this past week giving me permission of the Chiefs to

Ecuador to Host Indigenous Conference in 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
By Telesur Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa announced on Saturday that his country will host the Latin American Conference of Ancestral Peoples in 2016, an event that aims to revive the voice of indigenous peoples. "The goal is to relaunch the discourse of our ancestral peoples, which is falling into cliches, which in the case of Ecuador, the vast majority of indigenous 

To serve and protect

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
thats the old police the new one shot first and ask questions only if they are caught

"What You Have Not..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.” - Epicurus

"A Long, Melancholy Roar"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"A Long, Melancholy Roar" by Olivia Judson "On a recent evening at twilight, I was sitting on the grass in Regent’s Park — one of London’s most manicured public spaces — when I heard the fierce, melancholy sound of a lion’s roar. I wasn’t dreaming: it was coming from the zoo. Listening to it, I began to reflect on predators — and us. On returning home, I did some reading. I discovered that between 1990 and 2004, lions attacked 815 people in Tanzania, killing 563. Some of the victims were pulled out of bed during the night after lions forced their way inside huts. Between January 200... more »

"Why We Need to Dream"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Why We Need to Dream" By Jonah Lehrer "When I can’t sleep, I think about what I’m missing. I glance over at my wife and watch her eyelids flutter. I listen to the steady rhythm of her breath. I wonder if she’s dreaming and, if so, what story she’s telling to herself to pass the time. (The mind is like a shark — it can’t ever stop swimming in thought.) And then my eyes return to the ceiling and I wonder what I would be dreaming about, if only I could fall asleep. Why do we dream? As a chronic insomniac, I like to pretend that our dreams are meaningless narratives, a series of bad B... more »

Taipei: Sean Lien follies continue

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
[image: random_32] *The government gives a comprehensive list of warnings for the Dajia River.* Sean Lien continues to spout nonsense, to the great amusement of all. Among many lowlights of his campaign include a proposal to solve the stray dog problem by dumping the city's stray dogs down in Chiayi -- a very revealing moment showing how the KMT ruling core views Taiwan outside of Taipei -- it is simply a place to dump their waste, the funeral home fiasco, and the claim that he had visited all 600 precincts of Taipei, when the city only has 400 or so. Local netizens have been mournin... more »

"Time Passes..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Time passes in moments. Moments which, rushing past, define the path of a life, just as surely as they lead towards its end. How rarely do we stop to examine that path, to see the reasons why all things happen? To consider whether the path we take in life is our own making, or simply one into which we drift with eyes closed? But what if we could stop, pause to take stock of each precious moment before it passes? Might we then see the endless forks in the road that have shaped a life? And, seeing those choices, choose another path?" - Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, "The X-Files"

things that really matter

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
Thoughts From Within

"Recharging Your Batteries: Getting Run Down"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Recharging Your Batteries: Getting Run Down"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Getting worn out and run down robs you of receiving what you need from the universe. Our natural state of being is vibrant, happy to be alive. Yet, there can be times when we feel run down and worn out. This does not mean that we are lazy or unfit for the tasks in our lives; it means that we need to recharge our batteries and find a way of keeping them charged. Vitamins and extra rest can be very helpful in restoring our physical bodies. And if we are willing to delve deeper, we may discover that there i... more »

When is a problem not a problem? Words to live by from Dilbert's Pointy-Headed Boss

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*DILBERT by Scott Adams* [*Click to enlarge*] *by Ken* As wonderful as today's *Dilbert* strip is -- I expect to get ample rest-of-lifetime use out of those words-to-live-by of Dilbert's PHB -- it's even wonderfuller when you think about it a little, because there are at least two issues going on here. (Possibly three, maybe more.) *Issue No. 1* I suppose Issue No. 1 has to be that sublime utterance of the PHB: "It isn't a problem if you can give it to someone else." *Issue No. 2 (or possible the actual Issue No. 1)* But that still leaves, as Issue No. 2, the actual *original... more »


Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
--> *Seeds* From what we attribute To joy’s part of time’s terrain, Measured and imagined; We disinter from this plot Our moldering potential For dishonoring disaster— Defiance undiminished, Rise.

My Favorite SR-71 Story

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Ultimate Ground Speed Check - Tales from the Blackbird -- Jalopnik* I don't know of any ludicrous speeding tickets so I can't participate in today's QOTD, but it did remind me of my favorite SR-71 story. This is an expanded excerpt from Brian Schul's book Sled Driver : Flying the World's Fastest Jet. (which happens to be out of print and ludicrously expensive now, I wish I had bought a copy when I could have afforded it). *Read more* .... *My Comment:* When I first started this blog someone emailed me this story ..... and it has stuck with me ever since. On this quiet and wi... more »

The Massively Manipulative Marketing Meme

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - "ere are a few examples that will resonate and help plant your feet squarely in the camp of the observing enlightened." The post The Massively Manipulative Marketing Meme appeared first on Waking Times.

Nov. 22: Sorry I'm late.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 5 hours ago
It is really too bad that we have not seen EastEnergy ads since Thursday. They are really quite wonderful examples of how to lie to people, and manipulate them. Hitler's Dr. Goebbels would have loved them. Notice the simplicity of them, and the use of solid blocks of colour - especially blue. Without us being conscious of it, that makes us think of clean skies. Notice, too, that the ads tell us only that TransCanada Pipelines, really, really cares about the environment. But they never say exactly what it is they care about. There's a reason for that. If the ad tells us what the con... more »

Jonah Raskin : Happy Birthday, ‘High Times’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
‘High Times’ has, from the beginning, had to walk a fine line because the cultivation, distribution, and sale of marijuana has and still is illegal by federal law. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 22, 2014 The … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Happy Birthday, ‘High Times’

Thunderama 2014 - The Thunderbirds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Hat Tip:* Theo Spark

Will There Be An Iranian Nuclear Deal This Weekend?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks at his phone as he leaves a meeting in Vienna November 21, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger *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... more »

You will need to wear shades

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
I am so confident in the future I can forget the past when I make my equations of what will last People are people and friends are friends and that is society not something rotten politicians bend to get elected Right now some smart person male or female has come up with a solution that will stop the top down blackmail In a sense we will all be farmers from a bygone era where we did not need no government to keep our people fed

You know What

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
What I can say is that no one no where can no longer escape the games they play and this the revolution maybe and it came without blood or an endless search for resolution Right now in every way if you do not play straight your face is going to appear in a crooked way

Why Ursula Le Guin's National Book Award Is A Thing

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
I've never read any of Ursula K. Le Guin's futuristic books, not *The Lathe of Heaven*, nothing from the *Earthsea* series, nothing from the *Hainish cycle*, not Hugo Award winners, *The Left Hand of Darkness*, *The Dispossessed* or *The Word for World is Forest* or any of the many others. After hearing her acceptance speech on radio at the National Book Awards this week (above), I decided to remedy that. In the speech-- a lifetime achievement award-- she went right after Amazon and its deleterious effect on literature through commodification. Her speech was wildly cheered-- by e... more »

As Monday's Deadline Approaches 'Big Gaps' Remain In Iran Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Iran Nuclear Talks: 'Big Gaps' Remain As Deadline Looms -- BBC* Key sticking points remain as negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final stages in Vienna, Western negotiators have said. Both Germany and the US said the sides were working to close "big gaps" ahead of Monday's deadline for a final deal. US Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold fresh talks on Saturday with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif. Six world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of United Nations sanctions. The US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and ... more »

U.S. Encourages Nazism in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
*Poroshenko and Biden* *pushing war with Russia* The US, Canada and the Ukraine voted against a UN Resolution condemning the heroization of Nazism. The EU was not much better: it abstained. This from the Vineyard of the Saker: The US, Canada and the Ukraine refuse to condemn the heroization of Nazism It is often argued whether the Ukrainian junta is Nazi or not. I would strongly argue that even though Poroshenko did not come out, make a Nazi salute and declare "I am a Nazi" all the signs point to the conclusion that the regime in Kiev has its ideological roots in the Nazi past. T... more »

Emperor Obama Golfs While America Crawls Towards the Abyss of History

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 7 hours ago
More than anything else, the failure of nearly all of America’s institutions – rotted through with moral corruption - signals the coming downfall of a once great country gone to seed. Rome itself went through an extended period of sleazy decadence before the empire finally collapsed in upon itself and we are on well the way there now. Thanks to the lamentable two terms of Barack H. Obama in the White House and his managing to make even a retard like fucking George W. Bush look good in retrospect we have now rounded the curve of the downtrend of American society and are careening t... more »

Iraqi Forces Continue To Battle Islamic Satte Militants In Ramadi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Iraq Troops Battle Islamic State In Ramadi, Anbar Province -- BBC* Iraq's army has launched an operation to retake parts of Ramadi, a city largely controlled by Islamic State. Saturday's fighting has focused on eastern suburbs of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, located 130km (80 miles) west of the capital Baghdad. Iraqi officials say that during the operation, soldiers found the bodies of Sunni tribesmen killed by Islamic State for opposing the group. IS militants - also Sunnis - have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria. The jihadists control almost all of Anbar, despite ... more »

What we all know about Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afganistian and so many others

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Our pounding the sand will make little difference in the long run Hunting down scumbags is like a quest to kill a great whale. Its going to cost you a leg at least and likely your arm with no resolution baby The truth of the conquest is that we have no idea how to run ourselves so we should not be taking comfort in giving advice thousands of mile away

Pass the Torch!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
I spent alot of time as a ute wondering where were the new beatles and yes I am serious why would the beatles go away without a scuccesr5 like my politcial heros who made sure daily i was fed. Of couse I grew up still loved the Beatles and even did LSD So when my imagination soared to another dimesin I went crazy when the powers that be on this astral plane refused the truth Time in an office when your future as a human is on display when the technocrats and the big swingers have in thier world as farmers in yours

Happy, happy!

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
To everyone who makes DAMMIT JANET! such a slice, but especially for my co-blogger and co-founder of this here joint, fernhilldammit: Happy birthday to us, toots! That by the way is the sans-pareille Betty Bonifassi. You can hear and see her here, too.

Canadian civilians fighting ISIS

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Would you be surprised the first one identified is the son of Randy Hiller? Now the right would say there is no hypocrisy. The fight for truth and liberty we are always on that side, even Pinochet, Baby Doc, Qaddafi Duck, Somoza and a thousand others had a good side. The fact is when you join a side you are so open to the blindside that the enemy is us. Bad guys are all around look at Mexico where we bankroll one cartel and say the drug war is just swell Canada should stay out of this mess of corruption because that is all it is there is no right no wrong only money and sadly its the... more »

Gravity Flows of Human Nature

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Once upon a time Government meant something it was an organisation which had at its heart a will to benefit you and me regardless of pedigree Today its all spun around pedigree rules and the general population needs to be ruled fortunately it turns out the holi poli really are fools Once only governments could compete with complete nonsense but today corporations can piss in your ear with the same force and at the end of the day leave citizens with absolutely no recourse The powers that be know damm well this is a torrent of frustration that will over time overcome any dam no matter... more »

ADL once again brags it trains American law enforcement

John Friend at The Realist Report - 8 hours ago
The Anti-Defamation League is once again bragging that it trains American law enforcement officials by sending them to the Jewish state of Israel to become indoctrinated by their Israeli counterparts. According to a recent *press release* from the ADL: A delegation of Massachusetts law enforcement executives met with their counterparts in the Israel national police last week during a weeklong ADL counterterrorism seminar in Israel. The training curriculum included high-level briefings on the operational response to terrorism, border and airport security, maintaining safety and acc... more »

Calling on the collective community that know Sauron

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I read Lord of the Rings three times and I still do not know what Sauron was. But I know in Canada Steve Harper has all his best attributes on display daily. The Harper Goverment is unique in Canadian History but Parrots a long tradidion in America of Goverment by the special interests above all. In Canada one might argue that even Mulroney who sold the country to Exxon would not have traveled completely down the republican road. No mystery with Harper, Gods will replaces science, personal responsibity replaces society. We can live so well behind big gates and spend the entire GDP ... more »

Al-Shebaab Militants Have Taken Responsibility For Today's Bus Attack That Killed 28 Kenyans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Al-Shebab Islamic Extremists Ambush Bus In Kenya And Execute 28 Non-Muslims In Revenge Attack For Police Raids On Mosques -- Daily Mail* * WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT * Gunmen ambushed bus as it headed to Nairobi from border town Mandera * They ordered Muslims to get off bus, before trying to drive off with victims * But when bus got stuck, militants killed prisoners and fled to Somalia * They forced victims to read from Koran before shooting them in the head * Shebab said 'perishing' was in retribution for last week's raids in Mombasa * Four people were stabbed to death on Monday in ... more »

Does Your School Have an STD (Standard Teaching of Dogma)?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 9 hours ago
[Guest post by Kathy Dawson.*] First of all, do not be ashamed. It happens to many nice local schools. With proper treatment and education, a cure is possible. *What it is* STD (Standard Teaching of Dogma) refers to anti-choice missions that are using shame and fear to scare your teen into “never having sex until marriage”. This includes a ban on masturbation or even thinking about sex (thought police)! It is almost always accompanied by a heavy dose of “religious dogma” that masquerades as science based facts. *Don’t be fooled!* Turning your back on this leads to further infections ... more »

Thinkingaboot energy and the economy defined by Ecomics which was born by statistics

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
The world we inhabit is a massive fucking lie Its starts with Santa Clause and the tooth fairy and goes downhill from there We fight and die and do horrible things in the name of God or so we believe but the truth is there is no God at least not one we yet understand every religion is a lie created by a very smart man The tells are there no matter what when Gods will and mans collide you know that for man it was just one side Like a pack of wolves men stalk the earth Notice I said men because in nature they at the end of the day will kill without remorse and if one of a hundred is thei... more »

Is The U.S. Seeking 'Regime Change' In Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference after a meeting with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Saud al-Faisal in Moscow, November 21, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev *Lavrov Accuses West Of Seeking 'Regime Change' In Russia -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West on Saturday of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek "regime change" in Russia. His comments stepped up Moscow's war of words with the United States and the European Union in their worst diplomatic standoff since the Cold War ... more »

LIVESTREAM AIM West Conference Day 2 2014

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
AIM WEST: RACISM in SPORTS By Brenda Norrell Censored News SAN FRANCISCO -- Bill Means, Lakota, said there is no issue more important than racism. The racism of sports mascots continues the frontier mentality that led to the mass murder of Indian people. In Wounded Knee, more than 300 men, women and children were killed. This is the kind of racism there is in sports mascots, Means

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
I was mentioned in Defense Industry Daily about insurgent car bomb waves in Iraq. My article on insurgent networks was republished by Business Insider.

You're Invited: Benefit Concert for Gerard Van der Leun, publisher of American Digest..

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*be there or be square.* *MOTUS’ Special Twilight Nocturne Lounge Event: Benefit Concert for Gerard* *Welcome to a special edition of my wildly popular, Twilight Nocturne Lounge. Tonight we are holding a Special Benefit Concert in honor of and to raise money for Gerard Van der Leun, publisher of American Digest, Literary Genius, “Blog Royalty,” and very special friend of Team-MOTUS and Team-Dewey. * *Go to the party: * HERE *Bloggers: Please consider a link to party *


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 10 hours ago
*Click on photos to enlarge* *Prolonged drought has also caused a dramatic drop in Lake Powell's water level. Lake Powell is another Southwestern reservoir that supplies water to millions of homes in Arizona and Utah. These NASA images show the northern part of the lake, which is actually a deep, narrow, meandering reservoir that extends from Arizona upstream into southern Utah. The left image, from 1999, shows water levels near full capacity. The image on the right, taken in May 2014, shows the lake has dropped to 42 percent of capacity*. *The human spirit needs places where nat... more »

An Epic Downhill Flow

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
Uh-oh. Looks like Gaffeable Joe Biden not only retroactively got out in front of his skis, he tripped himself up royally by slaloming down the side of an active volcano. Circa 2010: "...We're going to be totally out of there (Afghanistan), come hell or high water, by 2014." It seems he got his weather forecast totally wrong, and that hell can indeed flood over -- much like that renegade Hawaiian volcano, surprising everybody by spewing out its lava on homes that were actually built atop an underwater volcano. The vice president is having one hell of a rough week. First, he get... more »

American Presidential Bloodlines

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 11 hours ago
The Atlantean ConspiracyNovember 29, 2013 Did you know all 44 U.S. presidents have carried European royal bloodlines into office? 34 have been genetic descendants from just one person, Charlemagne, the brutal eighth century King of the Franks. 19 of them directly descended from King Edward III of England. In fact, the presidential candidate with the most royal genes has won every single American election. *“This information comes from Burke's** Peerage, which is the Bible of aristocratic genealogy, based in London. Every presidential election in America, since and including George W... more »

We Shall Overcome (reflection from Jeju)

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Breakwaters for the Navy base on Jeju* Dear Friends, I am home and feeling overwhelmed emotionally. Gratitude, outrage, solidarity, humanity, pain, sadness, celebration, beauty, resilience, change, military and corporate power, faith, truth...... I woke last night with Gangjeong [village] overflowing my head and heart. Physically one circle away-- connected by spirit. What resonates loudly is the powerful ritual, of art, music, dance, faith, the struggle of indigenous people to protect heritage, life and place. A large chunk of sacred shoreline has been taken -- a tall white fence ... more »

Big Brain Species War Against Us

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 11 hours ago
Dr Ed Spencer Anthony J Hilder [image: Anthony Hilder] Anthony Hilder Another species based here on Earth not Space meaning to control us by any means by any measure. Dr Spencer says they are responsible for much of what goes wrong and it is deliberate. Anthony J Hilder joins him on the phone to discuss this important theory as an explanation of why nothing works as it supposed to. To view ... more »

U.S. Congressional Panel: China's Policies Are Fueling Tensions With The US

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*U.S. Congressional Panel Warns Of China's Military Buildup -- Kyodo News * A U.S. congressional panel warned Thursday of China's increasing military buildup, especially in nuclear capability and naval forces, saying the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region appears to be shifting to China. "China's nuclear forces over the next three to five years will expand considerably," the bipartisan U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in its annual report. The enlargement of China's nuclear force will potentially weaken U.S. extended deterrence, "particularly with r... more »

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head In Xenophobic Alabama-- Meet Mo Brooks

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Last summer we looked at the story of a once powerful dead congressman from Pascagoula, Mississippi, William M. Colmer, a virulent racist who was elected as a New Deal Democrat. Soon after getting to Washington, Colmer figured to his horror that the New Deal programs would not just help white people but blacks as well, and quickly turned into one of the most reactionary members of Congress. In 1932, Colmer won a primary against Robert Hall, and that turned out to be a very good year for Democrats. Congressional Republicans lost 101 seats in the House that year. Colmer was elected... more »

Wars Crimes in Palestine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
In September members of the European Parliament called on the European Union to break diplomatic ties with Israel and implement sanctions against the country because of the war crimes it has committed against the people of Palestine. 90% of the water in Gaza is now undrinkable after the recent Israeli 'shock and awe' attack on the Palestinian people. This kind of 'collective punishment' of innocent civilian populations is a war crime worthy of the Third Reich. Last night here in Bath we had a wonderful concert and fundraiser for the Palestinian people. Fifty people turned out... more »

Tweets From the Edge

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
*Tatterdemalion*'s third line edit is racing to a finish but it looks as if your porcine powerhouse will have to do a fourth after Thanksgiving to meet his goal of getting it to under 200,000 words. So, as always, time's at a premium. In the meantime, please accept this dubious substitute for wit and wisdom over the last week from my Twitter feed. America, in which men assaulting or killing kids as teachers or cops get paid vacations while others get immediately fired for being gay. — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) November 22, 2014 I think Webster's should officially design... more »

The Top 5 Beyond the Mainstream Science Documentaries

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Mike Sygula* - We present to you our top 5 science documentaries from beyond the mainstream... The post The Top 5 Beyond the Mainstream Science Documentaries appeared first on Waking Times.

Gold Report - November 22 - 23 , 2014 -- Swiss Gold Initiative , Netherlands repatriates gold while Germany can't news items , China and Russia set to expose Gold Bullion Scam , Russia gold hoard swells and what might its endgame be , Asia seeing HFT moves on gold prices , China gold demands rolls on like Old Man River ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 12 hours ago
GATA.... Central banks getting nervous about gold vaulted elsewhere, Turk tells KWN Submitted by cpowell on Sat, 2014-11-22 03:41. Section: Daily Dispatches 10:42p ET Friday, November 21, 2014 Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: Concerns about the fractional-reserve gold banking system will increase because of the Netherlands central bank's repatriation of gold from the U.S. Federal Reserve, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk tells King World News tonight. "People are getting nervous" about gold vaulted with others, Turk says, and central banks making contingency plans for... more »

Who is White Van Dan?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
There I was talking about the absurdity of British politics and it goes and takes an even sillier turn. After Dan Ware, or 'White Van Dan' as he'll forever now be known, became the unwitting figure at the heart of Westminster's most stupid resignation ever, the Currant Bun have now given him a 'voice of the nation' platform. Our Dan is the epitome of the working class London Labour luvvies only encounter at the checkout and when the cleaner comes round. Or so we're told. Plastering Dan all over their paper, however, is unlikely to repeat a Gillian Duffy moment despite their best ef... more »

Why Are China's Military Leaders Committing Suicide?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
China's Central Military Commission (CMC) Chairman Hu Jintao (6th L, front), CMC Vice Chairman Xi Jinping (6th R, front) and other senior military officers pose with newly-promoted generals for a group photo in Beijing, capital of China, July 23, 2011. CMC conferred the rank of general on six senior military officers on Saturday, including deputy chiefs of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Sun Jianguo and Hou Shusen, deputy chief of the PLA General Political Department Jia Ting'an, the Navy's political commissar Liu Xiaojiang, commander of the Shenyang Militar... more »

The Rise And Fall Of China's Top General

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
China's then-Central Military Commission Vice Chairman General Xu Caihou salutes as he listens to national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington on Oct 27, 2009. Photo: REUTERS *1 Ton In Banknotes Found In Ex-Chinese Military Leader's Home -- Want China Times* Chinese investigators have found one metric ton of Chinese yuan and foreign currencies during a search of the home of Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, amid an investigation of corruption, according to a report by Hong Kong's Phoenix Weekly. When investigators o... more »

Desperate Hours Tick By in Ferguson as FBI Allegedly Thwarts Bomb Plot

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 13 hours ago
In the desperate waning hours leading up to the grand jury verdict in the Michael Brown shooting case there are multiple stories of ominous developments. School closings have been announced locally for the upcoming week and as reported by multiple news outlets gun sales are way up. There are stories that actual members of the Ferguson Police Department are encouraging citizens to arm themselves as well. Increasingly restive protesters are being arrested on a nightly basis again and local police are refusing to rule out the use of tear gas and rubber bullets on the day when the s... more »

Nice report on proportion of educators in news coverage, but @MMFA did shill for #CommonCore

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 13 hours ago
Media Matters tells us what many have mentioned ad nauseam in our community for the last several years: Major media outlets do not rely on actual educators for commentary. Thanks. However, did Media Matters consult educators when they covered Common Core, drastically over simplifying the debate as one between supportive educators and right-wing conspiracy theorists? […]

Iran nuclear deal a win-win….so the Zionists are trying to kill it

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
*Michael Brenner, a Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, writes in Moment of Truth: Iran and Obama: "The nuclear negotiations with Iran are in their eleventh hour. By Monday we’ll know whether a resolution has been reached or a new crisis of the first order added to the conflagrations in the Middle East – indeed, one that will exacerbate all the others."* *CIA vet and Georgetown professor Paul Pillar asks "Will the Iran Deal-Wreckers Prevail?" And I think we all know who those deal-wreckers are. Below is the English version of my remarks quoted in yest... more »

Kinder Morgan: Taking the BY out of NIMBY

Alison at Creekside - 14 hours ago
h/t Waterbaby That's very good, isn't it? "Kinder Morgan has solved the NIMBY problem by taking the backyard". I also liked his debunking of the attempt to de-legitimize protest itself - the argument that "protesters undermine the rule of law by claiming to speak for the whole community". Hey, here's one now from the senior editorial board of the Vancouver Province! *Mountain mob don't speak for the rest of us* The Province senior editorial board wonders why the protesters are available to protest in the middle of the day and aren't at work "generating taxes", and whether the pr... more »

Writing to a judge

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
Regulation 194 of the Courts of Justice Act, Rule 1.09 says: *COMMUNICATIONS OUT OF COURT* *1.09 *When a proceeding is pending before the court, no party to the proceeding and no party's lawyer shall communicate about the proceeding with a judge, master or case management master out of court, directly or indirectly, unless, (a) all the parties consent, in advance, to the out-of-court communication; or (b) the court directs otherwise.

LIVESTREAM American Indian Movement live in San Francisco

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
American Indian Movement fights racist images, exposes US sterilization of Native women and theft of Indian water rights By Brenda Norrell Censored News Photo Sweet Medicine all women's drum group at AIM West SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Indian Movement's annual west coast conference began Friday with AIM cofounder Clyde Bellecourt and Bill Means, Lakota, describing how sports

4 Scenarios On What Happens Next In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*What's Next In South China Sea? 4 Scenarios Simulated -- Camille Diola, PhilStar* MANILA, Philippines — More than 70 analysts from various countries held debates in a bid to simulate the future of the disputed South China Sea. In a statement earlier this week, consultancy firm Wikistrat examined "key factors" driving instability in the waters claimed by China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan to come up with "master narratives" or possible scenarios that may affect the region's future. The factors identified are the increase and interaction of nationalistic sentimen... more »

Nuclear Power, Where is China going with it?

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 14 hours ago
According to Brian Wang, China has published its energy plans to 2020, while offering further energy projections to 2100. The Chinese are estimating 58 GWe of nuclear power complete by 2020 with conventional nuclear output peaking at 200 GWe. Despite a huge investment in wind and solar, China's recent investment in green electricity will pay off with more energy: *Wind 200 GW (290 TWh)Solar 100 GW (60-70 TWh)Nuclear 58 GW (410 TWh)* Among renewables, only nuclear and hydro are dispatchable, and nuclear has a much higher capacity factor. Of course, of course, unlike nuclear, solar...more »

Stepping Up Resistance in Okinawa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Post by Yukimi Otake. Citizens in Okinawa recently threw out politicians on their island who had betrayed the people by supporting US military base expansion. Now they are increasing the pressure by organizing blockades of these bases. In the case of Henoko (northern Okinawa) the US wants to build an airfield that goes right out into the ocean where endangered species are found. People all over the world are saying NO to the string of more than 800 US imperial bases. We need that same spirit back here in the USA. If we could ever end the US war machine's global dominance we wo... more »

Ontario Is Ground Zero

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://thelasource.com/ Stephen Harper won his majority by convincing enough Ontarians to vote for him. But those same Ontarians now have a premier who is not a Harper ally. Far from it. Tim Harper writes in the *Toronto Star*: There’s simply too much at stake for both sides for détente, certainly not heading into a federal election campaign and the electoral riches available in this province. The Harper Conservatives remember how Wynne campaigned against them last spring, they know they are dealing with aggressive adversaries in O... more »

Progressives Should Stop Confirming Wall Street Hacks Nominated By Obama

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Elizabeth Warren relentlessly grilled a hapless Federal Housing Finance Agency Director, Mel Watt Thursday. Watch the questioning above. Clearly he was the wrong guy for the job and Obama should never have made this pathetic, political appointment-- and the Senate shouldn't have approved it. They did it as they were rushing to get home for Christmas along with half a dozen judges, the Secretary of Homeland Security, an Assistant Secretary of the State, a Deputy Secretary of State and a bunch of other administrators the Republicans had kept bottled up for partisan reasons. The Rep... more »

China Is Building An Island Big Enough To Have An Airstrip In The Middle Of The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Chinese land reclamation operations at Fiery Cross reef in the South China Sea. Photo: CNES 2014, Distribution Airbus DS/Spot Image/IHS *China Building South China Sea Island Big Enough For Airstrip: Report -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into mil... more »

China's Defense Minister Pledges More Dialogue To Address Regional Issues. Brushes Off Fears Of China's Military Growth

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
China's Defence Minister Chang Wanquan gestures after he delivered a speech during a security forum attended by senior officials and academics from Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific, in Beijing, November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic *China’s Military To Focus On More Int’l Cooperation, Crisis Management -- CCTV* China’s military will strengthen its crisis management procedures and expand regional cooperation, said Chinese Defense Minister and State Councilor Chang Wanquan at an international forum on defense and security. CCTV America’s Han Bin reported this story from Beiji... more »

U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel: The Islamic State Is 'An Incredibly Dangerous New Threat'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Hagel Notes Progress Against ISIL as World Grows More Dangerous -- US Department of Defense* WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 – The U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is showing good signs of progress, and the first of 1,500 additional U.S. troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Iraq should begin arriving there in the next few weeks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a PBS interview broadcast last night. “Overall, we are seeing good progress,” Hagel told Charlie Rose in a wide-ranging interview conducted at the Pentagon yesterday in describing th... more »

James Naughtie wangles himself another classical bit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
One definite example of presenter bias on *Today *is the way James Naughtie manages to smuggle pieces about classical music onto the programme. He's been getting away with that for years! This morning's* Today *featured an interview with Prof. Colin Blakemore concerning an experiment being carried out by researchers from three universities into how we engage with music. Volunteers have been attached to various measuring devices and their heart rates, sweat levels and micro-movements have been monitored over the course of the 15 hours of Wagner's *Ring *cycle. The researchers were... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( Weekend Report - November 22-23 , 2014 ) - US by way of Vice President Biden and General James Jones push for Turkey to put boots on the ground in syria ( Turkey steadfastly wants that No Fly Zone and Assad removed ) ... Iraq Sunnis fighting off ISIS , Kurds waiting on promised oil monies from Baghdad ......Updates on the state of play in both Iraq and Syria battlefronts ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Saturday Tweets..... *Charles Lister* ‏@Charles_Lister 6m 6 minutes ago Jabhat al-Nusra spokesman: No Nusra-IS alliance / Nusra will continue to confront US-backed grps: http://syriadirect.org/main/36-interv iews/1683-nusra-spokesman-reports-of-islamic-state-alliance-not-true … @ SyriaDirect #Syria *Charles Lister* ‏@Charles_Lister 6m 6 minutes ago PT: Word on the ground in #*Syria*, incl from Ahrar al-Sham, is that Nusra is evolving “in the wrong direction” - tensions are slowly rising. Prof. Steve Hanke and 9 others follow *Kristina Dei* ‏@2kdei 11m 11 minutes ... more »

Ko Wiretap case takes ominous turn

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
[image: random_41] *Poster for Taichung mayoral candidate Hu and a local candidate in an aboriginal area.* The wiretap case in Taipei took a turn for the ugly: On November 4, Ko aides said they found signs of wiretaps at his policy center, with wires having been installed in a telephone exchange which would have made it possible to tap two phones inside the policy center. The incident led to a war of words between the Ko camp and the campaign of his Kuomintang opponent, Sean Lien, accusing each other of being behind the bugging of phones. The case took a new turn Friday evening, wh... more »

Tom Gross on the BBC's attitude to Israel

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Here are some interesting comments about the BBC's reporting of Israel from former *Daily Telegraph *reporter Tom Gross, taken from an interview featured on the Israeli media site Nana 10. He was speaking about the mistakes made in media articles about Israel in the wake of the terrorist murders at the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem: - Of course the media should be critical of Israel when it's deserved but they shouldn't hold Israel to a standard that they don't hold to any other country in the world, even to themselves. - The mistakes have a context. Often the bias ... more »

When their eyes go Dark

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
*the footage from "Black Friday" goes well with what is being said in this short video* *" . . the demonic believe that the enjoyment of the senses is the ultimate goal of life . . "* [image: BeholdAMessenger] BeholdAMessenger


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Six more independent schools in East London 'probed over links to Islamic extremism' after CoE institution put in special measures* Six more independent Muslim schools are being probed after a Church of England institution was put in special measures - amid claims that pupils have been exposed to Islamic extremism. Inspectors visiting Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School in Stepney, east London, discovered girls and boys were being segregated in the playground. They also found an Islamic society set up by sixth formers had posted links on... more »

Sandy Hook - 'Sources . .very close to this admistration. . all say it was a FALSE FLAG'

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
[image: urupiper2] urupiper2 In this interview, Sofia Smallstorm interviews former school administrator Paul Preston about the Sandy Hook school shooting. Paul spent 41 years in the California public school system, going all the way from custodian to district superintendent. He was a teacher, coach, vice-principal and principal before retiring in 2012 as superintendent of two charter s... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*It had to happen: A claim that current cold weather proves global warming* *Science dabbler Chris Mooney says that there’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters. You can put up a "post hoc" explanation for almost anything but in the end a failed prediction indicates a wrong theory* It may be the timeliest - and most troubling - idea in climate science. Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Stephen Vavrus, published a paper called "Evidence linking Arct... more »

At Last: Back on the Bike + links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
I haven't done a mountain ride in over two months, but today my friend Merican Teachr and I cut through the haze to climb up to Guguan. Pics below the Daily Links, click on READ MORE... _________________ *Daily Links*: - FP annexes Taiwan to China. *sigh* - Chinese fossil fakery. Amazing. - Sunflower Power stalls trade pact. It's nice to see the mention, but when you look at the bottom, you realize why it is largely pro-government propaganda platitudes: her trip was with MOFA. It was good of the paper to put a public notice of that. Note that the Ma government is co... more »

At Last: Back on the Bike + links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
I haven't done a mountain ride in over two months, but today my friend Merican Teachr and I cut through the haze to climb up to Guguan. Pics below the Daily Links, click on READ MORE... _________________ *Daily Links*: - FP annexes Taiwan to China. *sigh* - Sunflower Power stalls trade pact. It's nice to see the mention, but when you look at the bottom, you realize why it is largely pro-government propaganda platitudes: her trip was with MOFA. It was good of the paper to put a public notice of that. Note that the Ma government is conveniently blaming the Sunflowers... more »

McCloskey on Piketty

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 17 hours ago
A long, discursive, and compelling review essay.

UK Royal Air Force receives first A400M Atlas aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: A400M Atlas]The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation-Executive Administration (OCCAR-EA) has handed over the first A400M Atlas aircraft to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). 22 A400M military transport aircrafts were ordered by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) from Airbus Defence and Space in November 2010. The aircraft is scheduled to operate from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, UK, offering significant contribution to the RAF's air transport missions. Read more

A case in point

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Following on from the previous post... Here's how the Sky News website begins its report on the latest Islamist atrocity news: *Extremists Hijack Bus And Kill 28 Non-Muslims* Dozens of passengers were forced at gunpoint to profess their faith and were separated into groups, according to local policemen. Al Shabab militants have hijacked a bus in Kenya, with gunmen singling out 28 non-Muslims and shooting them dead, according to police. Here, in contrast, is how the BBC New website begins its report on the same story: *Kenya bus attack near Somali border leaves 28 dead* Suspected m... more »

Poking accusatory fingers

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
This week's *Newswatch *featured an interview with the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner, who gave a revealing insight into the way the BBC thinks, especially regarding the way the corporation seeks to differentiate its reporting of domestic British jihadi terrorists from that of other media outlets: Of course, if it happens over here we have to be incredibly mindful of the law and judicial process, and particularly not the prejudice any trial. Now, I can remember back in the early days in 2002 when I started covering this stuff having come back from the Middle East, there... more »

Humanity's Secret Weapon: 3 Facts

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
[image: Picture] This period in our collective history is remarkable and unprecedented. What we are on the verge of today/now is something that's never been done. The story is told in many places and with a variety of voices, yet the common theme remains. The human was seeded and its creators or their descendents have pretty much run things here ever since. At one point an “experiment” was initiated which put the human on a quest for enlightenment while in the grips of control; all beyond our conscious awareness. This experiment is reaching its conclusion. We've made a choice now ... more »

Saturday Interview: Roxanne Ellis

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
Roxanne Ellis is a Labour and Cooperative councillor on Gedling Borough Council and a founder member of the Young Labour Councillors Network. From a Labour family and something of a geek on all things politics and Sovietology, you can follow Roxanne on Twitter here. *Have you ever been tempted to take up blogging?* Many times, I currently have a blog where I post occasional articles on women in Labour history. But it depends on when I get time to research and space to write. *Do you find social media useful for activist-y things?* Social media is one of the greatest tools around ... more »

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: U.S. Military Capability Is Being Threatened

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*HAGEL: The World Is 'Damn Dangerous' And Our Army Is Not Ready -- Business Insider* In an exclusive interview with Charlie Rose at the Pentagon yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned of the unprecedented challenges facing the United States military role on the global stage. "The world is dangerous. It is damn dangerous," Hagel said. Earlier on, Hagel conceded to an array of US foreign policy failures read aloud by Rose from the op-ed pages of The New York Times, adding they came in response to an unprecedented and uniquely volatile global environment. *Read more* ...... more »

How The Islamic State Is Avoiding U.S. Surveillance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*ISIS Is Getting Smarter About Avoiding U.S. Surveillance -- Daily Signal* Social media can be a double-edged sword for terrorists groups such as ISIS, a fact that its leadership appears to be aware of. According to recent reports, the group’s top cadre has curtailed electronic communications, hoping to shrink its footprint and exposure to western intelligence agencies. A terrorist group of the 21st century, ISIS is adept at the use of social media, producing “cruelly effective” propaganda, as retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen has put it. Yet, that same propaganda also has prov... more »

Japan Prepares Designs For Its Next Fighter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: 25MDU]Flying far is more important than flying fast, Japanese fighter technologists have found in studies aimed at defining their country’s next combat aircraft. Looking for ways for their air force to fight outnumbered, researchers are also emphasizing that Japan’s next fighter should share targeting data, carry a big internal load of large, high-performance missiles and be able to guide them while retreating. The results of this work may be committed to full-scale development within four years. Read more

Russia Sends Mig-31 Foxhound Fighter Jets To Ukraine Border, In Escalation Of Tension Over Separatist Region: Report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Mig-31 Foxhound]In a move that could tip the balance of the Ukrainian conflict in favor of the Russian-backed separatists, Russia is sending a unit of advanced interceptor fighters to an airbase close to the Ukrainian border. Operating from there, the Mig-31 fighter jets would be able to survey airspace well inside Ukraine without actually flying over the country, and alert separatists on the ground of any movements by Ukrainian airplanes. The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine tweeted on Wednesday that Russia was moving “Mig-31 fighter jets” to the border. ... more »

Kenya bus attack near Somali border leaves 28 dead as reported by the BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Here's the first half of the BBC's report on the latest terrorist atrocity in Kenya. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30157581 'Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab have killed at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say. The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in Mandera county, near the Somali border. After taking it off the road, gunmen separated out those they thought were non-Muslim before killing them, officials said. Somalia-based al-Shabab has been mounting attacks in Kenya since 2011.That w... more »

PAF aircraft crashes, pilot killed

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Crashed PAF Mirage]A Mirage aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force crashed tonight on the outskirts of Karachi, killing the pilot. The aircraft was on a routine night operational training mission when it went down in Gadaap area near Karachi, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a statement. The pilot of the aircraft Squadron Leader Tanvir Ahmed was killed in the crash, it said. Read more

PAF wants to buy Chinese stealth aircraft: minister

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: J-31 Gyrfalcon]The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has expressed interest in procuring fourth generation stealth fighter aircraft FC-31 from China. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told Dawn on Friday the matter was being discussed with Chinese authorities. It is for the first time that a senior government functionary has confirmed talks with China over purchase of the longer-range stealth aircraft — an issue that has been a subject of speculation in defence circles since the 10th edition of the Zhuhai Air Show (China) held earlier this month, when the aircraft ... more »

The crazy world of Twitter

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Former head of the Young Britain Firsters Nick Robinson and his deputy fuhrer (if Twitter is to be believed) The crazy world of Twitter just keeps getting crazier, and the mainstream media are getting ever more caught up in the madness. Take this non-story from yesterday's *Daily Telegraph *by Steven Swinford: *Nick Robinson apologises for Britain First 'selfie'* *Nick Robinson in series of robust exchanges with critics after being photographed in 'selfie' with Britain First candidate* Nick Robinson, the BBC presenter, has admitted he made a mistake after unwittingly having a "se... more »

Messages From Higher Self - There Is An Evolving Path

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Source: *httplus.google.com/u/0/116550793025117941917/posts s://p*

MIP PERU: Aquaponics with Free Energy

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
[image: Indigo-bay-st-maarten] Nov 21 2014 Mission I’m Possible Peru : Numero 2 :Live TV Radio : Aquaponics with Free energy: *MISSION I’M POSSIBLE PERU:* *NUMERO DOS: ON THE ONE NETWORK * *AQUAPONICS : AEROPONICS : HYDROPONICS : SPITTAPONICS : BUBBLEAPONICS ALL RUN WITH FREE ENERGY?* *FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER LIVE STREAMING TV AND RADIO :* *Saturday 22nd November 2014. 4PM EST* [image: MIP Peru on The One Network First Show to be Saturday 15th November 2014 at 4PM Peru or 5 PM EST and weekly Following.] MIP Peru on The One Network The Second Show to be Saturday 22nd November 2014... more »

Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 billion deal for eighth batch of F-35 fighters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35C Lightning II]The Pentagon said on Friday it had awarded Lockheed Martin Corp a contract valued at $4.7 billion for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets that lowered the average price per jet by 3.5 percent from the last contract, and 57 percent from the first batch. The Pentagon's F-35 program office said the deal includes 29 jets for the United States and 14 for five other countries: Israel, Japan, Norway, Britain and Italy. Once production of those jets is completed, more than 200 F-35s will be in operation by eight countries, according to the office that runs the $3... more »

Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant to Be Broken Up

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: INS Vikrant]India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which saw action during the 1971 India-Pakistan war but has now been decommissioned, is finally being broken up. The process, which started on Thursday with the first blow hammered on its front portion, is expected to be completed within 7-8 months, its owner said in Mumbai on Friday. The once-majestic aircraft carrier was bought in an e-auction by Mumbai-based IB Commercials Ltd., its director and now the ship's owner Abdul Karim Jaka said in Mumbai. Read more

Iranian Navy Equipped with Advanced Torpedo

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari]Iran’s Navy commander on Saturday announced that the Navy has successfully test-fired a new type of state-of-the-art torpedo in the country's southern waters. “The weapon will improve our maritime combat power and will be highly effective,” Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said in a press conference in Tehran on Saturday. The commander also said that two anti-submarine helicopters, an anti-surface helicopter and a hovercraft have also been added to the Navy’s fleet. Read more

Russian ships expose failings of Australian submarine operations

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: HMAS Rankin]Australia was unable to send a submarine to monitor a fleet of Russian warships in the Coral Sea during the G20 meeting because all of its available boats were on the other side of the country. The predicament robbed the navy of a chance to gather valuable intelligence against the Russian flotilla and will increase pressure on the federal government to consider a new submarine base on the east coast in the forthcoming defence white paper. It also meant the navy could not ascertain for certain whether a Russian nuclear submarine was accompanying the four Russian s... more »

N. Korea conducts ejection launcher test for submarine missile: report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: North Korean 66m submarine]North Korea has conducted a test of an ejection launcher that helps fire missiles from submarines in a sign that the communist nation is making progress in its efforts to develop a submarine-based ballistic missile, a news report said Friday. The land-based test simulated the initial stage of boosting a missile out of a submarine launch tube and is a sign that the rogue state is moving ahead with plans for underwater missile strike capabilities for a future nuclear-tipped missile, the Washington Free Beacon reported, citing unidentified defense off... more »

The ONE NETWORK: BEing a Bridge Builder

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
[image: The-One--Network_Brian-1][image: dam] [image: The-One--Network_Lisa-1] Join Us[image: TON BC] *Lisa Harrison, Brian Kelly and Dani Arnold McKenny have built both individual and a collective reputation for asking the hard questions, confronting the status quo, exposing agendas and revealing suppressed information.* *As the founding voices of the ONE NETWORK they are continuing to do just that and intend to do so much more.* *If bridges of truth are needed to span the gap between Alternative & Mainstream Media, we intend to be that bridge.* * Be a bridge builder with u... more »

What CNN Isn't Saying About Thailand's "Hunger Games" Protest

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
Protesters from same mob that burned downtown theater to ground in 2010 barred from using nearby theater as protest venue. Movie is still playing nationwide. *Image: What's left of one of Apex's theaters after the last time "protesters"used it as a venue for their political agenda in 2010. The theater was entirelydestroyed. CNN and others fail to mention this fact, and instead portray theprotesters as being "repressed" rather than violent, divisive criminalsattempting to set the stage for more violence. **November 22, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - CNN would lament in its artic... more »

WaPo's meddling with allies' internal affairs is despicable

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
One month ago, I discussed a U.S. entry ban for Hungarian officials, an intervention into an ally's internal affairs that I find unacceptable. During the following weeks, it was becoming increasingly clear that my own country is a target of this "activism", too. The main underlying reason for these anti-Hungarian, anti-Czech, and other assaults is the widespread opposition against the trade war with Russia in these Central European countries. One could argue that in all the countries of the former Austrian-Hungarian monarchy (and perhaps also in Italy, if not Germany), most people a... more »

How The Navy's New Anti-Submarine Aircraft Sees Under The Waves

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]The P-8 Poseidon, the most advanced search aircraft in the world, has been a part of the US Navy for just a year now. This infographic lays out the converted Boeing 737's capabilities in detecting enemy submarines, surface ships, and other aircraft. Large metal objects like submarines create variances in the Earth's magnetic field, which the Poseidon P-8 is tuned to thanks to a tailpiece called the Magnet Anomaly Detector (MAD). Read more

Russia to develop new AWACS aircraft based on IL-76MD-90A plane

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Il-76MD-90A]The Taganrog-based Beriyev Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex (TANTK) on Friday will receive the first series Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A Ulyanovsk plane for making an advanced airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft on its base, the plane manufacturer Aviastar-SP said. “The A-100 Premier AWACS aircraft prototype will be made on the Ilyushin aircraft basis in Taganrog (in Russia’s southern Rostov region),” the company said. The manufacturing cycle for one Il-76MD-90A plane is two years and 13 aircraft of the IL-76 family are currently at different stage... more »

3rd New Nuclear Missile Submarine Set to Join Russian Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: The K-551 Vladimir Monomakh SSBN]Amid a buildup of Moscow's naval power, the Russian Navy is set to commission its third brand new Borei class nuclear missile submarine, the K-551 Vladimir Monomakh, a senior Defense Ministry source was quoted as saying by the TASS news agency on Friday. The Navy's flag will be raised over the boat on Dec. 19, marking its official induction into the fleet four months after completing sea trials, the source said, although the boat will be signed over to the Navy on December 10. The Borei-class submarines are Russia's next-generation "boomer... more »

Origin of China’s Latest Cruise Missile Debated

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CX-1 Mach 3 cruise missile]One of the many new weapons shown for the first time Airshow China this year was the China Aerospace Science Industrial Corporation (CASIC) CX-1 Mach 3 cruise missile. The PRC’s defense industrial complex has a number of cruise missiles that can be either ship- or air-launched, and each successive show at Zhuhai seems to generate new models. So this missile is not a major breakthrough in Chinese defense technology. Read more

Graphs at a glance: Will fracking bring cheap energy to Britain? The evidence suggest not.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 20 hours ago
There has been a lot of talk about fracking the UK. Our government is so keen it has considered changing the law on trespass to make it easier for companies to frack under our properties.  Would it be a good thing? Even if there is absolutely no risk bits of our green and pleasant land  may disappear down multiple sinkholes? The graph below from a parliamentary report, "The Impact of Shale

As Oil Prices Continue To Decline, Who Are The 'Losers And Winners'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*‘Astonishing’ Shale Growth Bolsters US Power -- Financial Review/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 US 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 faces what President Vladimir Putin calls a possibly "catastrophic" slump in prices ... more »

China’s Gold Strategy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This report gives us some sense of who has been seriously buying gold during the eighties and nineties. Like all long term buyers they simply stood on the bid and waited patiently. This built up a substantial reserve that likely matches the Middle Eastern reserve. It is then very substantial. The West has largely sidelined gold and i do not see this policy changing. China is a buyer so long as their export market produces surpluses. That is likely to end sooner than anyone thinks. . *China’s Gold Strategy* *By Alasdair Macleod* *GoldMoney.com* *November 1, 2014* *h... more »

An SR-71 Pilot Explains How The Cockpit Works

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Watch An SR-71 Pilot Explain How The Cockpit Works -- Popular Mechanics* An SR-71's exterior is all smooth, swooping surfaces. The Blackbird's interior, however, is a cramped assemblage of dials and switches need to keep the supersonic spy plane aloft. Don't be intimidated, would-be pilots. In this video, longtime SR-71 pilot Richard Graham walks you through the bevy of controls and explains what each one tells you. For something cool and also kind of terrifying, skip to about 14:18, at which point you can see Graham showing off the back of the plane where the navigator sat. As ... more »

Anonymous to Ku Klux Klan in Ferguson 'We Are Coming'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
Read article at: http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/politics/anonymous-final-direct-message-to-the-ku-klux-klan-we-are-coming/

6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: (Shutterstock*)] Without question we need to put together a competent elixir that both supplies ample trace biologicals to support regeneration and also invigorates the whole process itself. This material here shows us a little of what we need. Yet experience also tells me that a lot of deficiencies are themselves minute but also random. You may need to eat exactly one dish of oysters per year, but just how ore you ever going to know? In the meantime this helps us feel our way forward. The best advice is the try everything and try it again and again even if y... more »

10 Murderers Who Changed How We Investigate Murder

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A bit of history here and a reminder that all science is a procession of successful ideas that are formalized to allow successful repetition. These are all great case studies that established superior protocols we use to this day. It also reminds us that there is much more to police work than pounding a beat or chasing speeders. It is all good. *10 Murderers Who Changed How We Investigate Murder* *80,967* *32* *[image: estheringlis-arkell]* *Esther Inglis-Arkell**ProfileFollow* *Esther Inglis-Arkell* *Filed to: SUPERLIST* - *SALEM* - *MATHIEU ORFILA* - *CALVIN GO... more »

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
WE are still a long way from real consciousness but we are starting to achieve things. Way more important we are approaching an inflection point in which one mornming you will wake up and find AI on your work station and it will be easy to use. After that it will all happen in a rush. Every human being will be AI enhanced. That matters. We will all need to learn to ask the right questions. Eventually this will all migrate into an app plugged directly into our own minds. The first casualty will be hierarchy. After that we can expect mortality to cease been an issue, par... more »

A Russia - China Political, Economic, And Military Alliance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Russia, China Plan War Games, Arms Sales. Could Alliance Be In The Cards? -- Fred Weir, CSM* With Russia alienated by the West and China eager to buy high-end weaponry, a joint military pact – though still a long way off – looks increasingly seductive to both. Moscow — Russia and China are planning to hold large-scale joint naval drills in the Mediterranean and Pacific next year, as deepening economic and political cooperation appear to be driving the two giants to at least discuss the idea of forming a military bloc. Both countries are rapidly jacking up their military spending... more »

Zapatistas Welcome Caravan, Families of Ayotzinapa's 43 disappeared

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
The Words of the General Command of the EZLN, presented by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, concluding the event with the caravan of the families of the disappeared and students of Ayotzinapa, in the caracol of Oventik, November 15, 2014. Spanish, French and Italian Mothers, Fathers, and Family members of our murdered and disappeared brothers in Iguala, Guerrero: Students of the

Chilean telescope finds a "mysterious" 2.5-sigma alignment of black holes

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*I think it's unlikely that there's something really new in the observations* Two days ago, the Daily Mail (plus colleagues) has excited many readers by the following esoteric article: Mystery of the 'spooky' pattern in the universe: Scientists find that supermassive black holes are ALIGNED The Very Large Telescope has found some weird pattern in the locations of quasars and the rotation of the central supermassive black holes. And these patterns are far-reaching – seem to correlate objects that are billions of light years away from each other, i.e. distances comparable to the size... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2JtNQublQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, astronomer Charles Messier diligently kept a list of the things he encountered that were definitely not comets. This is number 27 on his now famous not-a-comet list. In fact, 21st century astronomers would identify it as a planetary nebula, but it's not a planet either, even though it may appear round and planet-like in a small telescope. Messier 27 (M27) is an excellent example of a gaseous emission nebula created as a sun-like star runs out of nuclear fuel in its core. The nebula forms as the star's outer layers are... more »

"You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do: Becoming Your Wrong Decisions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do:* *Becoming Your Wrong Decisions"* by The DailyOm We are not our decisions and no decision is wrong because we made the choice with the information at hand. Our perception of the traits and characteristics that make us who we are is often tightly intertwined with how we live our life. We define ourselves in terms of the roles we adopt, our actions and inactions, our triumphs, and what we think are failures. As a result it is easy to identify so strongly with a decision that has resulted in unexpected negative consequences that we actually becom... more »

"On This Earth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"On this earth as beyond this earth you never are alone, But are in constant company of things and beings That take a share in your life as you take a share in theirs. As you seek them, so they seek you. As you partake of them, so they partake of you." - Rumi, “The Book of Mirdad”

"The Happiest Man Alive..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.” - Henry Miller, "Tropic of Cancer"

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Becoming More Expensive To Build

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Guests attend the christening ceremony of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the Huntington-Ingalls Industries Newport News shipyard in Virginia, the United States, Nov. 9, 2013. U.S. Navy on Saturday christened aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship in a new class of super carrier. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun) *U.S. Aircraft Carrier’s Cost Likely to Rise Again, GAO Says -- Bloomberg* 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 delivere... more »

In A Secret Order President Obama Has Expanded The U.S. Combat Role in Afghanistan For Another Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Barack Obama addresses the nation from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — President Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Compiègne, Picardie, France. Thanks for stopping by.

AIM West Day 1: Thank you to the storytellers!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News SAN FRANCISCO -- A special thank you to everyone who spoke today at the AIM West Conference in San Francisco on mascots in sports; tarsands; water rights, and more. It is a wonderful reminder of how a life well lived can live on in the stories of the storytellers. A special thanks to the elders who shared their stories and insights from lives well lived,

Chet Raymo, “Finding It Where You Are”; Mary Oliver, “Going To Walden”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Finding It Where You Are”* by Chet Raymo “Yes, I've been to Walden. Been there several times, in fact. With students. We sat on the earth at the site of the cabin and read from the book. And the wind stirred the pines, and the hickories, and the oaks, and rippled the pond that shone like silver in the early morning sun. And then, to honor the spirit of the man we came to visit, we sat silently, as if on the stoop of his cabin with friends, knowing that any words, even his own, intruded on the haunting beauty of the place itself. Walden Pond Mary Oliver has a poem called "Going To ... more »

Terence McKenna Wisdom – Meditation vs. Hallucination

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 »

How to Protect Yourself From Tap Water

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day 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 How to Protect Yourself From Tap Water appeared first on Waking Times.

Mohawk Nation News 'The New Indians'

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

Smarter Balanced: Lacking Smarts; Precariously Balanced

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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