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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

23 Nov - Blogs Im Following

10:24pm MST


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 minutes ago

Facts Be Damned-- As Usual-- The Republican Party Has No Intention Of Giving Up On "Benghazi"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 minutes ago
Boehner, McConnell and, with them, the Republican-dominated Congress, slinked out of town Friday for another epic paid vacation... instead of dealing with raising the minimum wage, crumbling U.S. infrastructure, student-loan reform and other matters the American public-- overwhelmingly-- wants dealt with (or even what Fox and Hate Talk Radio consumers want them to deal with). Instead they quietly-- quietly as possible-- released the big Benghazi report from the Republican-controlled Intelligence Committee. As Rachel explains in the clip up top, it was a Friday news dump just befo... more »

Skip Black Friday and go Eco-Friendly Instead

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 23 minutes ago
*This post introduces the companies listed on our Special Offers Page. I received no compensation for this post ... I simply want to introduce you to companies doing their best to operate in an earth-friendly manner.* Every year, I hear about "Black Friday". Not about great bargains or companies offering folks a helping hand, but rather about customers physically fighting over a limited quantity of this year's "hyped" toy or people battling for position in lines, waiting for stores to open. Stories tell of greed and selfishness ... all for the sake of "stuff". Ironically, this happe... more »

what i'm reading: swamplandia! by karen russell

laura k at wmtc - 44 minutes ago
*Swamplandia!* caught me by surprise. At first, Karen Russell's debut novel seemed like a quirky family story, a strange and somewhat sad tale told with great wit and humour. Then it deepened, became (possibly) supernatural - or is that just the fantasy of a troubled girl? Then it quickened, and became suspenseful, and dangerous, and a bit heartbreaking. Step by strange step, I was hooked. *Swamplandia!* is not an easy book to describe, but more importantly, it's not an easy book to put down. The Bigtree family lives in Swamplandia!, an old-fashioned roadside-attraction theme park... more »

5/11 - Synthetic Terror : Cornpowder, Treason & Plot

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
Gunpowder: 5/11 - The Greatest Terror Plot (BBC Propaganda Hit-Piece) from Spike EP on Vimeo. "So what we have is a group of double agents, and we’ll just talk about a couple of them : *Guy Fawkes is really not the most important, he is the one who has been demonized, but the important ones are two guys called Catesby and Winter, and they meet in the early months of 1604, and they begin discussing some kind of a plot to take revenge on James I. * Now you have to look at these people, where did these guys come from, Catesby and Winter, the original nucleus of the plot. They had al... more »

Five NEVERs of Self-Defence

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*From an email doing the rounds …* There are some things you must *never* do when confronted with an armed assailant. We mean *never*, *ever*, not because these events *never* end well, but because they *usually* don’t, and because violating these hard and fast rules takes the agency of your survival out of your own hands. You owe it to Adam and Eve and all the rest of your bloodline to preserve your life. - #1: *NEVER* go with the assailant to a second location. Why do you think he wants you to go there? (There are actually several possibilities, but they’re all bad). - #2: *NE... more »

JFK50 - The Warren Report at 50, in Context

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
LBJ:* "Dick...it has already been announced and you can serve with anybody for the good of America and this is a question that has a good many more ramifications than on the surface and we've got to take this out of the arena where they're testifying that Khrushchev and Castro did this and did that and kicking us into a war that can kill 40 million Americans in an hour. "* "There are only two suspects in the shoot-down of the MH-17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on July 17th: the separatist rebels, whom the Ukrainian Government charge had shot it down mistaking it for one of th... more »

Looking back at and with Molly Ivins (including her terrible times at the NY Times)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Molly Ivins (1944-2007)* *"I know what kind of governor [George W. Bush] has been -- if you expect him to do for the nation what he has for Texas, we need to talk."* *"We are pleased to announce the reelection of Senator Drew Nixon of Carthage. Nixon is the fellow who was found by Dallas police in a car with not one but three prostitutes. He explained he thought they were asking for directions."* *-- "Mollyisms" from Molly Ivins: Letters to* *The Nation* *by Ken* As I mentioned recently, I ordered the paperback (as opposed to e-book) editions of a pair of anthologies published b... more »

Mainstream Media Annually Pretends They Believe The "Official Story" Of The JFK Assassination

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 3 hours ago
*JFK assassinated November 22, 1963* This time each year we have to put up with the mainstream media pretending they believe the "official story" of the JFK assassination. They lied back then, and they continue to lie now. Anyone who researches the JFK assassination can come to only one conclusion: Lee Harvey Oswald did not shoot JFK. *Big Dan's Big Blog November 23, 2013 - U.S. Government And Their Mainstream Media Celebrate A Half Century Of LYING About The JFK Assassination* This lying by the media and anyone in any sort of an "official" capacity, like everyone in congress an... more »

U of Memphis President David Rudd Sells Out Education Students and Faculty to Wall Street Hedge Funders

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
RuddI'm imagining coming in to work tomorrow morning to find out the president of my university has cut a deal with some Wall Street investors to give space in our department to sell a corporate freak show packaged as a teacher education program. Oh, didn't notice because you are out of town for the holidays or a conference? That's the way President David Rudd planned it. From the Commercial Appeal: Relay Graduate School of Education, a partner in a new undergraduate teacher training residency the University of Memphis plans to offer, has filed an application with the state to ... more »

Why John F. Kennedy was murdered

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
The reason John F. Kennedy was killed

British Columbia LNG Fantasy Turns Nightmare, Christy Clark and Rich Coleman Drowning in Their Own Koolaid, Or Is That Their Own Bathwater

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
Global LNG-Prices slide as Australia, Nigeria offer fresh supply *"Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices extended losses this week as demand in December and January flat-lined, which is likely to have reduced interest for two sell tenders by Australia and Nigeria.**Spot LNG prices LNG-AS for January delivery fell 70 cents week-on-week to around $10.10 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) on Friday, while prices for December delivery dropped to $9.85 per mmBtu.* *Pockets of demand from Indian and Chinese buyers could not hold back the sell-off, which extended for a f... more »

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*Guest post by Patrick Michaels* *“I am at war with the Perfect Planet Premise: the dogma that human impact can only make the planet worse. Overwhelmingly it makes it better… The environmental benefits of using fossil fuels far outweigh the risks. Fossil fuels don't take a naturally clean environment and make it dirty; they take a naturally dirty environment and make it clean. They don't take a naturally safe climate and make it dangerous; they take a naturally dangerous climate and make it ever safer.” *- Alex Epstein [image: Book Cover: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels]In hi... more »

Obama’s USDOE: Appointed to Privatize. Period.

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
President Barack Obama pretends to be a friend of public education, but it just is not so. Sure, the White House offers a decorative promotional on K12 education; however, if one reads it closely, one sees that the Obama administration believes education (and, by extension, those educated) should serve the economy; that “higher standards and better assessments” […]

Fukushima: "All You Really Don't Want To Know"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
◆ *“Fukushima Equals 6,000 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow;* *There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad” * by Bob Nichols, “Veterans Today” “My opinion only, as requested by Alfred Webre, Dec 28, 2013, 1,024 Days from Mar 11, 2011. *First thing, grasp the difficult concept that this is an ELE or Extinction Level Event. There is no escaping our fate, there are no solutions. * We can extend our lives somewhat, though. These steps are personal. People can do them or not. You will die quicker, or later, your choice. *1. *Take off your shoes and outer ware (coats) when you enter y... more »

TCR Reviews The Mismeasure of Education

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
A clip: *. . .The Mismeasure of Education* is a conceptually wide-ranging, empirically detailed, and methodologically innovative approach to addressing persistent challenges of education reform and the current climate of high-stakes testing. Charting a new course away from determinism (biological or socioeconomic) is not easy, yet Horn and Wilburn's account reminds us that we're not driving on an already-paved road, but rather making the road as we go along.

"General calls for 9/11 hearings" articles going viral!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 4 hours ago
I just published two viral articles based on my recent radio interview of Gen. Daniel Bolger. The hardcore 9/11 truth piece at Press TV is headlined ‘US legitimacy waning over 9/11 hoax.’ The Veterans Today piece that discusses *Why We Lost* is: Gen. Daniel Bolger: “We need hearings on 9/11, wars”

Death Aid - Hands Off Nigeria!

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
Death Aid - Hands off Nigeria! from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"They're selling the women! They're selling the women!!* Well, that one didn't work...crank up the Ebola narrative!" Death Aid - Nigeria from Spike EP on Vimeo. What is the Israeli national interest in Nigeria? 1) Oil 2) General African Destabilisation 3) White Supremacy. *"Why should we not form a secret society with but one object: the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole uncivilized world under British rule for the recovery of the United States for making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire. W... more »

How Israel and the US love the Kurds. Let me count the ways....

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
So, I came across one article yesterday, another today, while looking for yet more facts to solidify the case that* the Kurds are not victims,* having no one one their side, as proclaimed by the perception managing media. This false presentation has taken in others. Has fooled them. Has caused them to believe lies. And take cheap shots at myself. Tsk. Tsk.I had thought these persons were more savvy to media manipulations. Alas..... that was not the case. *Another curiosity? * Is it me or am I the only blogger, or one of a very few that are pointing out the collusion between Israel... more »

3D printing: giving a hand to the world

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 6 hours ago
This is what happens when two men decide to NOT patent their invention, to NOT monopolize and hide their invention away in secrecy, to NOT to fear the "establishment" who might not like their choices. Instead to choose to insure that what they are doing is accessible to anyone anywhere.... For too long we have lived in a world of greed and control. For too long we have been blinded by the rhetoric that any new invention must be protected by patents and lawyers, must be hoarded by those who have a blinding need to absolutely control every piece of it. It has been programmed into our ... more »

Tolec on the Singing Comet 67P

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Posted on Youtube by TolecfromDakote This is the formal report provided regarding the facts about 'comet' 67P.

News Reminder: Biden Admits U.S. Allies Funding ISIS

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
And do we think the CIA is not involved in this funding, directing, and training ISIS as well? This serves two primary purposes: 1) Helps take down the Syrian government which is an ally of Iran and an enemy of the brutal regime in Saudi Arabia 2) Creates the vicious new boogey-man ISIS that then allows the US to re-send thousands of troops back into Iraq and to further justify destroying Syria. This whole bunch is as corrupt and evil as can be.......

So why should we care about Sutton? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
In our office, sexual harassment is marked out of 10. There are people who care about Roger Sutton, about Ian Rennie and Gery Brownlee the rest of the big-government crew drawn wriggling into the light by the complaint about Sutton, about the “debate” about sexual harassment it has supposedly begin and the “conversation” about state services procedures it has apparently inspired. I am not among them. Nor is anyone around my office. Sutton should be shamed not for what he allegedly did in the privacy of CERA’s Christchurch offices, but for what he and CERA’s officer’s have done ... more »

Will His Mania To Destroy The U.S. Post Office Be Ron Johnson's Final Undoing?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
I suppose once the likes of right-wing steeped-in-profound-ignorance sociopaths Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and James Lankford (R-OK) show up scores will change, but right now ProgressivePunch rates Wisconsin nut-case Ron Johnson as owner of the worst voting record in the Senate. It's not just that his 0.48 Lifetime crucial vote score is significantly lower than even radical right freaks like Ted Cruz (2.60), Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (2.36) and Mike Lee (6.31), it's that when you take the partisan lean of states into account, Johnson is the senator least likely... more »

Neil Findlay for Scottish Labour Leader

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Recall the Scottish independence referendum? Can you remember the panic when a few polls put the Yes camp in the lead? Politics is a fickle business but surely that was burned on every Westminster psyche. Dozens of Labour MPs should remember it. They tramped north of Hadrian's Wall to tell the fine people of Scotland to stay with us. We're better together because of reasons, etc. One of those MPs was Ivan Lewis, whose trip to Glasgow was serenaded by the *Imperial March* of *Star Wars* fame. I'm sure he looks fondly back on it now. I also suppose he remembers why he went. Scotland ... more »

America Unearthed and Davy Crockett Survives the Alamo

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and that was the reason that some months ago I posted a column about *America Unearthed* that was mostly positive. Scott Wolter, the forensic geologist who is the host, had touched on some subjects with which I had a passing interest but no real in depth knowledge. He seemed to be interested in finding the truth and the story of the great wall in Texas, this massive thing that some believed had been built in ancient times by a race of giants, ended with his conclusion it was a bizarre natural formation. That seemed to suggest an unbias... more »

Nov. 23: a catch up on the news there wasn't time for....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
The first story is one that didn't appear in the Irving papers because it just happened on Saturday. (It'll be interesting to see if it does appear.) Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is planning integration of Canadian and American armed forces for mutual defence. He says this would be no threat to Canada. Like hell it wouldn't. 1. American governments have a broad interpretation of the word "defence". Whenever they invade some small and distant country to please some billionaire, it's "defence". In just the recent past, it has had to defend itself against evil Vietnamese who, I supp... more »

Deadly Games Nations Play

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
Our infrastructure is at risk of sustained power outages from solar flares and malicious sabotage: Nakashima, Ellen (2014, Nov 20) Foreign powers steal data on critical U.S. infrastructure, NSA chief says. The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-chief-foreign-powers-steal-data-on-critical-us-infrastructure/2014/11/20/ddd4392e-70cb-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html?wpisrc=nl-headlines&wpmm=1 Several foreign countries, including China, have infiltrated the computers of critical industries in the United States to steal information that could be ... more »

AISHA NORTH: A short update on the energies November 20, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
*A short update on the energies* November 20, 2014 We would like to take some time to delve a little bit into the expansion that is currently occurring on this planet, or rather, that is occurring in every aspect in this particular portion of the time and space continuum that you all currently constitute a small part of. In other words, this entire bubble of energetic programming that has now taken on a life of its own if you will. For it has started to act in ways that are not at odds, but rather, is starting to fall more into sync with the rest of Creation. For as so many of... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Presentations in current moments portend flag-less precipitations

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
*Presentations in current moments portend flag-less precipitations* by ÉirePort Presentations in current moments portend flag-less precipitations. Feral beings commune with Higher Energetics as lower hu-beings die out. Stabilizing of upgrades is in progress, and culminates in short order. Pedantics are ignored as Hue-Beings commute sentences. Dances of Flash Energies becomes visible to all of Gaia. ÉirePort | November 23, 2014 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-tg pe·dan·tic pəˈdan(t)ik/ *adjective* 1. of or like a pedant. "many of the essays... more »

If there's nothing to do about this demented quote but scream, well, I'm screaming

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Yes, fine, but is Aris really the problem?* *by Ken* You'll be relieved to hear that I don't plan to keep you here long. In an article I was reading yesterday, I was stopped dead by a quote, and I haven't come close to recovering. It was a piece by in *The New Yorker*'s "Tech" issue (November 24) by Ben McGrath, "Good Game: The rise of the professional cyber-athlete," and I have to say there probably aren't a lot of other writers who could get me to read a piece on something called StarCraft II, an apparently phenomenally difficult and brain-challenging online game. I'm going to ... more »

Anton Kapustin: Quantum geometry, a reunion of math and physics

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
I think that this 79-page presentation by Caltech's Anton Kapustin is both insightful and entertaining. *If you are looking for the "previous slide" button, you may achieve this action simply by clicking 78 times. Click once for the "next slide".* If you have any problems with the embedded Flash version of the talk [click for full screen] above, download Anton's PowerPoint file which you may display using a Microsoft Office viewer or an OpenOffice or a LibreOffice or a Chrome extension or Google Docs or in many other ways. Spoilers are below. Anton describes the relationship ... more »

JFK Anniversary Post

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Kennedy Swearing In Ceremony* Yesterday was the 51st anniversary of the Kennedy assassination...when the President of the United States...as Louisiana prosecutor Jim Garrison so correctly and bluntly put it "was shot down like a dog in the street." New information about the assassination is coming out all the time. Here's a video (I am unable to upload it directly onto my blog) that you can take or leave. I think there is a bit of truth in almost all the revelations about who did it....Whoever did it or... their descendants...has a death grip on the United States to this ver... more »

Energy Econ 29: UK's Renewable Problems and Expensive Electricity

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
Some not-so-good news for the subsidize-renewables and climate alarmism movement. (1) From Sunday Express, October 15, 2014: *The green crusade of successive governments is set to double electricity bills for households and cost homes £26 billion a year by 2030, it was claimed yesterday.* *"The cost of renewable energy and carbon taxes will put an extra £983 a year on household bills by then, compared to relying on a mix of nuclear and new gas-fired power stations, three experts told a Lords committee.* *They also said the “foolhardy” green policy will do little to cut emissions ... more »

Putin: Russia Is Not Isolated. Dismisses Talk About The 'Iron Curtain' Returning

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, November 20, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Putin Says Russia Not Isolated Over Ukraine, Blames West For Frosty Ties -- Reuters* (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself to become internationally isolated behind another 'Iron Curtain'. In an interview published by state news agency TASS on Sunday, Putin also said Western sanctions against Mosc... more »

Fighting Continues In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Pro-Putin Rebels Step Up Attacks in East Ukraine -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Germany’s foreign minister expressed concerns that Russia is seeking to split up Ukraine by supporting separatists in the east and urged further dialogue with President Vladimir Putin’s government. “I’m taking Russia at its word that it doesn’t want to destroy the unity of Ukraine,” Der Spiegel magazine cited the minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as saying in an interview. “The reality, however, is speaking a different language.” The conflict in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine along the Russi... more »

WATCH LIVE 'No Honor in Racism' Rally Santa Clara

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. Clyde Bellecourt photo by Jacqueline Keeler . Above "An early bird agitator at the 49er and Washington team. Here Black Beret rep Naiche confronted him. We are here to educate not engage provocations." saidTony Gonzales . Photo Jacqueline Keeler, marching to Levi Stadium, now Photo Jacqueline Keeler now at No Honor in Racism, Levi Stadium, Santa Clara We're on

Glimpses of Oneness

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
[image: Picture] This journey we are collectively taking does not begin at a starting gate and cross a finish line as if in a race. It is more a meandering... Yes we are born here and one day will die, yet we do not know the length of this momentary life. If in fullness you embrace each now, you will catch a glimpse of eternity. In a perpetual dream state, there are some fleeting images and others that seem to regenerate tirelessly. We are not built to “hurry this along” or “get there first”. We are, instead, here to absorb every nuance available; to accumulate a knowing of creatio... more »

Freedom of speech: Tommy Robinson and Anjem Choudary

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Talking (which we weren't) of biases beyond the BBC, this piece by Sarah AB at *Harry's Place *is typically thought-provoking - and not a little alarming: Freedom of speech: Tommy Robinson and Anjem Choudary Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson has been released on bail following his conviction for mortgage fraud but, despite their being no political aspect to his conviction, the terms of his release are alleged to include prohibitions on speaking about Islam, Mohammed, or the Koran. If he does he will, apparently, be recalled to prison. Sarah says: If true, this clearly goes way beyond ... more »

Important Video: American College Students Show Exactly WHO They Hate More... ISIS Or Israel!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
It is a fact that thanks to the incessant brainwashing of the liars in the Jew spew media, and especially over the Jewish propaganda media known at Television or as I call it "Talmudvision", the dumbed down and chemicalized American public does not see the real truths about the criminal and psychotic state of Israel... Instead most are blindly led to believe that Israel is America's "friend" and "greatest Ally".... Luckily many know the real truth and are not blinded by the false propaganda... Right now, I want to present the following very important video, that shows that there is ... more »

More Threats From North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un organizes and guides a military drill in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Reuters *North Korea Warns US, Allies Of 'Catastrophic Consequences' Over UN Human Rights Rebuke -- IBTimes* North Korea has threatened “catastrophic consequences” for the U.S. and other Western powers, in the wake of a U.N. resolution condemning the country's human rights abuses. A resolution introduced by the E.U. and Japan, calling for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face poss... more »

Can I ever be as hip as Mark Mardell?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
As per the previous post, can we simply do a Mrs Merton here and ask, "So, Denis, what first attracted you to the BBC's pro-immigration/pro-EU Mark Mardell?" Today's edition of *The World This Weekend *did feature a range of voices on matters of EU immigration [and, yes, it was *that* kind of immigration which was the focus of the coverage rather than the much more 'dangerous' topic of non-EU immigration]. We heard vox pops expressing disdain for the main political parties, a headmistress describing the growth of non-English speaking children in her school (now over 50%), a Port... more »

Taliban Asserting Control In Afghanistan As U.S. Extends Combat Role To 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Hour’s Drive Outside Kabul, Taliban Reign -- New York Times* CHARKALAH, Afghanistan — The explosion ripped through the floor of the Humvee, tearing a hole in the armored vehicle and injuring the district governor. The crack of Taliban gunfire followed. Seeking cover, the Afghan police convoy sped behind a mud compound and unleashed a hail of bullets. Undeterred, the Taliban fighters edged closer. As bullets smacked around his head, an Afghan soldier in a white head scarf crouched behind a waist-high wall trading shots with the insurgents, a cigarette tucked in his lips. “This is... more »

Three Tales On Research Citation, Funding and Freedom

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 13 hours ago
It is an ever growing development in the world of academic research, that researchers are being measured by various criteria of performance output. Two of these are citation – how much fellow researchers refer to your work, how much you have - as the saying goes - "academic impact", and ability to attract external funding. A third, that's been coming strong recently is the "societal relevance", which has prompted governments and purpose specific public as well as private financial backers of research to allocate money more and more within restricted programmatic schemes aimed to su... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday again... It is very cold in this part of central Canada, and all I can say is "Gosh darn that Global Warming".... It has been an interesting week all over the planet.... And I could spend this entire rant just going over each major issue in fine detail... But for a change I will not focus so much on these issues in such fine detail, but will instead do a quick summary of each major issue here.. -The planet is cooling and Global Warming is indeed a fraud... The crooked communist homosexual President of the United States is going to use the farce of "clim... more »

The Sound of OM

Waking Times at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Video - *The syllable and sound "Om" is a vital part of the science of yoga. It's a tool, a phenomenon, a mystery. The post The Sound of OM appeared first on Waking Times.

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Mark Mardell gets the thumbs up from Denis MacShane

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
If you feel that *The World This Weekend *today has had something of a pro-immigration/pro-EU bias since Mark Mardell took over, here's a recommendation that probably *won't* persuade you out of your belief: Smart move of WTW to get @StrykerMcGuire to report on US/UK views on immigration. Since @BBCMarkMardell arrived got really good — Denis MacShane (@DenisMacShane) November 23, 2014

5 Reasons to Have Hope for the Planet – Jane Goodall

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Rhett Butler & Jeremy Hance* - "Jane Goodall is not only arguably the most famous conservationist who ever lived, but also the most well-known and respected female scientist on the planet today..." The post 5 Reasons to Have Hope for the Planet – Jane Goodall appeared first on Waking Times.

Report: Israel Reconsiders Military Action Against Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Exclusive: Cornered But Unbound By Nuclear Pact, Israel Reconsiders Military Action Against Iran -- Jerusalem Post* *Israeli official cites "sunset clause" in proposed comprehensive deal, which guarantees Iran a path into the nuclear club and may corner Israel into war. * WASHINGTON – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program. But reflecting on the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on... more »

Carlos Castaneda and The Appointment With Infinity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - Infinity – 'the voice of the spirit' as Castaneda also calls it . That 'appointment' is a day of reckoning.... The post Carlos Castaneda and The Appointment With Infinity appeared first on Waking Times.

Nowhere Man

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.musicstack.com/ Yesterday, I wrote that Stephen Harper's refusal to deal with Kathleen Wynne could have significant electoral consequences. Martin Regg Cohn writes that those consequences are being felt now with the alliance which Wynne has established with Quebec premier Philippe Couillard: There’s a reason the Quebec-Ontario summit turned into a meeting of minds and ministers: Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard are simpatico both in style and substance. Beyond the good will, there are good works on offer: Ontario and... more »

Those DCCC Emails Will Still Be Generated Even When Only Cockroaches Remain On The Planet

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Neither gone nor forgotten The DCCC is still sending out their despised e-mails. Wednesday, deposed committee chairman, Steve Israel, sent one titled "I'm So Proud." The greatest failure in the history of the committee but he's proud... why? Because, he says, "Moments ago, we learned that we beat Boehner in one of the last uncalled Congressional races. This one was Republicans’ top target in the entire country. The Republicans spent a fortune to elect Obamacare-repealing, Social Security privatizing extremist Doug Ose. In fact, Boehner, Rove, and the Republican outside groups spent m... more »

Taishang not coming home to vote....

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*A billboard promoting KMT candidates Sean Lien and Jason Hu. In Shanghai (source)* Over at China Policy Institute Gunter Schubert has a piece on the Taishang, the Taiwan businessmen in China. arguing gently that they are not the Trojan horses the pro-independence side in Taiwan's politics makes them out to be. Schubert has made a career out of researching the Taishang; his excellent 2010 paper on them is publicly available in PDF format. Sadly, the Taishang are most definitely a kind of Trojan Horse, as Schubert's own work shows, they simply regurgitate a gumbo of KMT and China pr... more »

Explain to me how the opt out movement ended up being so, I don’t know, “white.”

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 16 hours ago
For better or for worse, I see these kinds of posts all the time, profiling courageous teachers and parents from largely suburban districts who are exercising the “opt out option,” akin to going totally nuclear in terms of war. This is not to say persons and communities of color, or low-income areas, are NOT involved. […]

Iran: Nuclear Deal Impossible Before Monday Deadline. Extension In talks Being Discussed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Iran Nuclear Deal Compromise Sought as Tomorrow’s Deadline Looms -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Nuclear negotiators with only a day left in Vienna to strike a comprehensive accord with Iran are shifting their focus to salvage a lesser agreement that could give them more time to end their 11-year standoff. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and European Union envoy Catherine Ashton, a U.S. official said. The trio remained behind closed doors inside the Palais Coburg two days after Kerry and Zarif canceled ... more »

OPEC And Russia Remain Divided On Oil Output And Market Share

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Iran Vows To Guard Oil-Market Share As OPEC To Review Output -- Fuel Fix* Iran will protect its share of global crude sales under all circumstances, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said, as OPEC members prepare to meet next week to review production levels. The Persian Gulf nation can double oil exports in two months if sanctions against are removed, Zanganeh said, according to the ministry’s news website Shana. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will gather on Nov. 27 in Vienna to assess its collective output amid a supply glut and a 30 percent drop in prices t... more »

Why The U.S. Presence In Chad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*What Is The U.S. Military Building in Chad? -- Nick Turse, Real Clear World/Tom Dispatch* Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know it's in Africa, of course. But beyond that? Maybe with a map of the continent and by some process of elimination you could come close. But you'd probably pick Sudan or maybe the Central African Republic. Here's a tip. In the future, choose that vast, arid swath of land just below Libya. Who does know where Chad is? That answer is simpler: the U.S. military. Recent contracting documents indicate that it's building something there. Not a huge f... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Keystone Vote Shows Ecofacists Own Democrats* Tom Steyer’s multi-million-dollar investment in Senate Democrats paid off Tuesday evening with the defeat of a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. “With today’s vote, the Senate chose to stand up for the American people,” Steyer declared in a statement after the bill fell one short vote of the 60 necessary to break a Democratic filibuster. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) pushed hard for the measure as she faces a tough runoff battle against her Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, who sponsored companion legislation in the Ho... more »

CALIFORNIA NOW 'No Honor in Racism Rally'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Dozens of grassroots indigenous groups are hosting a ‘No Honor in Racism Rally' opposing the use of Native identity and culture as a mascot and demand an end the use of a racial slur by the Washington NFL Team. A prayer gathering, march, and press conference will be held prior to Today’ game at the Levis Stadium.  Times and Location:  

Islam in Kenya, Israel and Britain...plus food banks

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Among other things, this morning's *Sunday *on Radio 4 discussed the claims by senior Kenyan and Israeli politicians that the latest atrocities by Islamic terrorists signal that a "religious war" is developing. The programme struck a sceptical note about that. William Crawley discussed the situation in Kenya with BBC correspondent Anne Soy. Unfortunately, a bad phone line made it increasingly hard to catch much of what she said. William managed to make the familiar point though that "many Muslims across the world will regard the circumstances of this attack as a hideous distorti... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Wisconsin to Prioritize Common Core Repeal* As Ohio moves closer to repealing Common Core education standards, Wisconsin looks like it could be next in line. The State Senate Majority Leader, Scott Fitzgerald, has said that tackling Common Core is definitely on the agenda for next year’s legislative session. Fitzgerald has yet to offer any specific proposals, but it’s safe to assume that the changes will be more in line with the school choice platform that Governor Scott Walker ran on to win reelection. Earlier this year, Walker stated definitively that he wanted to see the fede... more »

Electioneering on our Dime?

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
We all know that we are inundated with TV advertisements promoting the Harper “government” in the guise of telling citizens about their “plan” or some other “program” non of which actually tell the watcher anything that will help them actually access said programs. Does anyone actually go to that web page they promote? We now know how much they intend to spend (or more accurately how much they will admit to) and it is over $60 MILLION allotted thus far. This includes $10 million to advertise its annual “economic action plan,” $8 million to promote its “better jobs” program, $5 milli... more »


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Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabab 'wants religious war' - reports BBC news

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
The BBC report - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30160199 - that: The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is a bid to start a religious war, a senior adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the BBC. I take issue with the BBC's reporting of this news. Islamist terrorists around the world have been at war with non Muslims for many years now, some might convincingly argue that Islam has been at war with non Muslims since Mohammed left Medina for Mecca. The Muslim armies which left Arabia and conquered the Middle East, large swathes of the East, North Africa and Souther... more »

Iran Showcases New Version of Mohajer-Class Drone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mohajer-Class Drone]An upgraded version of Mohajer (Migrant), one of Iran’s homegrown Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), has gone public with distinguishing features compared to its older model. The upgraded version, with the commercial name “M2-N”, has been equipped with a range of modern apparatus and systems that have boosted its capabilities for diverse operations. The new drone can be employed for a range of military and civil operations, including aerial reconnaissance and patrol missions, traffic control, rescue and relief, cartography and oil pollution control at the s... more »

Strategic forces to be equipped with Yars nuclear missile system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: RS-24 Yars]The combat effectiveness of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces is being enhanced by the addition of new nuclear weapon systems for stationary and mobile deployment. A number of divisions have already introduced the Yars missile units, which will gradually phase out the older Topol systems. The commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) has announced that its regiments and divisions are to be upgraded with new Yars nuclear weapon systems for stationary and mobile deployment. "As part of creating a capable group, it is planned to place 16 missile launch si... more »

Iran says supplied Hezbollah with missiles capable of reaching Dimona

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Fateh-110 missile]Iran has supplied the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah with missiles capable of reaching the southern Israeli city of Dimona and its nuclear reactor, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. According to the report, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards delivered Fateh-110 missiles – 500 kilogram warheads that have a range of between 250 and 350 kilometers – to the Islamist group via Tehran's ally, Syria. With the shipment Hezbollah will be able to reach all of Israel, "including targets in the occupied south," Brigadier-General Sayed Majid Moussavi told F... more »

USS Oscar Austin Deploys to 6th fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: ScanEagle UAV]Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 21 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The ship will conduct maritime security operations and provide theater security cooperation efforts within the AOR. Oscar Austin will deploy with ScanEagle, an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed to provide real-time, low-altitude reconnaissance. Read more

Chinese man held for spying on country's 1st aircraft carrier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Liaoning CV]A Chinese man has been arrested for allegedly spying on country's first aircraft carrier for a foreign nation in eastern Shandong Province. Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier was berthed in the port city of Qingdao when a local man, surnamed Cao, tried to click photographs and more information, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported today. The man, who was recruited by a foreign spy to take photos of mainland military bases, has been apprehended and awaiting sentencing, the report said. Read more

Sydney sends HMAS Success to the Middle East for operation Manitou

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: HMAS Success]The Royal Australian Navy has farewelled HMAS Success from Sydney as part of operation Manitou and the Australian Defence Force's contribution to the international coalition against terrorism. Navy families said goodbye to mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters onboard the Australian auxiliary oiler nicknamed the "Stealth Tanker" for a six-month mission that will involve logistical support for coalition frigates and destroyers including sea-to-sea fuel, ammunitions, food and stores replenishment. Sailors left their loved ones a month before Chri... more »

PLA's JL-2 missile can reach US mainland: report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: JL-2 SLBM]China's JL-2 second-generation intercontinental-range submarine-launched ballistic missile, which has the ability to reach the continental USA, is already believed to be deployable by the People's Liberation Army, reports Huanqiu, the Chinese-language website of the nationalistic Global Times tabloid. The Julang-2 — literally "Giant Wave 2" — has reached a preliminary level of proficiency, according to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in its report to US Congress on Nov. 20. The report, which criticizes China's "unsafe, unprofessional and aggre... more »

Revealed: MoD's new multi-million pound Trident deal with America

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Trident replacement]A £37 million deal has been struck by Westminster with the US government for a dozen huge new Trident missile launchers more than a year before the UK parliament decides if the nuclear weapons system should be renewed. US defence giant General Dynamics has been contracted by the US Navy to make 12 launch tubes for a UK submarine that could start to replace those now on the Clyde next decade. The US Navy says the company will make a total of 48 missile tubes for four new UK nuclear submarines. However, the UK parliament will not take the main decision on w... more »

Thyssen CEO says sale of submarine unit possible

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: ThyssenKrupp]ThyssenKrupp would consider a sale of the group's military submarine business under certain conditions, the German steel maker's chief executive told daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. "The precondition for any talks would be an offer that reflects the value of the business," the paper quoted Heinrich Hiesinger as saying. "This can't be based on a purely political decision or merely on another company's wishes." Hiesinger added the group was under no pressure to sell because the shipyard was profitable and had an order backlog that would last for the next few years. ... more »

Platygeanism, Biblical Literalism, and Martin Luther

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 20 hours ago
I was recently asked are you really saying that the flat earth people represent the majority of Christians? Here's my answer: No, not at all. Only the ones who take the Bible literally. Very few do. Many *say* they do, but ask them if they believe snow and hail come from storehouses in the sky, as clearly stated in the book of Job, and they say "that bit's metaphorical". Yet Adam and Eve is not. Neither is the Great Flood, though that depends on the existence of a Firmament with valves in - the ""Windows of Heaven" to let the Waters Above in. Martin Luther had it right. Either yo... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Lotus”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Deuter, “Lotus” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlIJzbhxkWM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“This elegant island universe is cataloged as NGC 2683. It lies a mere 16 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Lynx. A spiral galaxy comparable to our own Milky Way, NGC 2683 is seen nearly edge-on in the cosmic vista. Blended light from a large population of old, yellowish stars forms the remarkably bright galactic core. Their starlight silhouettes the dust lanes along winding spiral arms, dotted with NGC 2683's young blue star clusters. * Click image for larger size.* The sharp image was recorded through the lens of a refracting telescope that shows bright... more »

"Not For Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"It is not for me to change you. The question is, how can I be of service to you without diminishing your degrees of freedom?" - Buckminster Fuller

"When We Have Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy. In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age, we are looking backwards to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day, when we have time...” - Charles Caleb Colton, “Lacon”

"The Joy And Glory..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." - Sir Winston Churchill

“The 13th Warrior: Prayers Before Final Battle”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“The 13th Warrior: Prayers Before Final Battle”* Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: “Merciful Father, I have squandered my days with plans of many things. This was not among them. But at this moment, I beg only to live the next few minutes well. For all we ought to have thought, and have not thought; all we ought to have said, and have not said; all we ought to have done, and have not done; I pray thee God for forgiveness.” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL1acYvpR_E “Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother and my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my peop... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, “The Sea”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“The Sea”* “The pull is so strong we will not believe the drawing tide is meant for us, I mean the gift, the sea, the place where all the rivers meet. Easy to forget, how the great receiving depth untamed by what we need needs only what will flow its way. Easy to feel so far away and the body so old it might not even stand the touch. But what would that be like feeling the tide rise out of the numbness inside toward the place to which we go washing over our worries of money, the illusion of being ahead, the grief of being behind, our limbs young rising from such a depth? What would t... more »

Chet Raymo, “Doing Good”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Doing Good”* by Chet Raymo “The New York Sunday Times Magazine had an article about Professor Robert George of Princeton University, a Roman Catholic who has become a leading intellectual light of Catholic bishops and conservatives generally. George has been particularly effective in providing philosophical ammunition against abortion rights, embryonic stem-cell research, and same-sex marriage. It is not my intention to discuss these issues here; there are other more appropriate forums. I would, however, like to comment on the concept of so-called "natural law" that George evokes... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Tangerang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia. Thanks for stopping by.

UN: Ukraine, Canada, and U.S. officially endorse glorification of Nazism

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Yesterday, we were allowed to learn (from the news or Vineyard) about a rather stunning Friday vote in the United Nations. A group of post-Soviet, Latin American, African, and other countries proposed a resolution (initiated in early November) Combating glorification of Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (full PDF text, 7 pages) You may read the whole thing, it's not too long, and as far as I can see, the bulk matches the title perfectly. The U.N. members are aware of the har... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago
Eraserhead Love Song For A Vampire

Iran's Ever-Ticking Nuclear Clock: Countdown to Nothing

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 23 hours ago
Recycled rhetoric that sounds ominous, yet signifies nothing - least of all reality - is standard practice when fear-mongering about, well, anything. But especially about Iran's nuclear program, constant threats to bomb it, and the dire predictions of how soon Iran will have a atomic weapon. Time is always running out on diplomacy, a military operation is always around the corner, and Iran is


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 20... more »

"Why We Need to Dream"

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

"Recharging Your Batteries: Getting Run Down"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Hat Tip:* Theo Spark

Will There Be An Iranian Nuclear Deal This Weekend?

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

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