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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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

25 Nov - Blogs I'm Following

12:35am MST

Predicting money making opportunities in Brain to Brain Commerce

Abraham Ben Judea at Abraham says - 1 hour ago
They say that you can't travel into the future, don't tell that to Arthur C Clark. This very afternoon I took a small trip into the future and what I saw was a lot of money making opportunities. I saw advertizements in the net, A woman was selling her location sensations on line for $25.00 an 1/2 hour via Helmet connected to her and the Internet. I saw Telepresence helmets being sold for $499.00 they were being pushed as a marital aid for frequent travelers. I saw a room in the army barracks, 50 stalls with screens and telepresence helmets rope wired to each stall each s... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning” ("Void of the Stellar Winds")

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning” ("Void of the Stellar Winds") - http://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster. Ultraviolet ionizing radiation from the Trapezium stars, mostly from the brightest star Theta-1 Orionis C powers the complex star forming region's entire visible glow. *Click image for larger size.* About three million years old, the Orion Nebula Cluster was even more compact in its younger years and a recent dynamical study indicate... more »

The Poet: May Sarton, "Unison Benediction"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Unison Benediction" * "Return to the most human, nothing less will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart, the angry mind: and from the ultimate duress, pierced with the breath of anguish, speak of love. Return, return to the deep sources, nothing less will teach the stiff hands a new way to serve, to carve into our lives the forms of tenderness and still that ancient necessary pain preserve. Return to the most human, nothing less will teach the angry spirit, the bewildered heart; the torn mind, to accept the whole of its duress, and pierced with anguish… at last, act for love.... more »

November Tax-Cast Highlights Lux-Leak, Kenya, Ukraine

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 1 hour ago
So much tax justice news this month that the usually 20 minute podcast runs just shy of 30 minutes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists publishes a treasure trove of leaked data from Luxembourg, putting pressure not only on the country but its former Premier, now President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Kenya is abolishing many of its tax subsidies; meanwhile the Ukraine has become the first country to mandate a listing of the beneficial owners of all companies operating within the company. Hear about it here: www.taxjustice.net/taxcast

"Give Me the Stars... Life Wants to Live!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Give Me the Stars... Life Wants to Live!"* by Rick Tumlinson “I have been asked how I can so easily cross party lines during this election time, when it comes to supporting or chastising politicians based on their actions regarding the opening of space. Why do I care about opening the space frontier more than any other issue? How can I support this one who is doing this, or attack that one who is doing that? How can I even deal with that guy who is doing so much harm, and why do I attack that woman who has done so much good for other issues? So many reasons, so important to many, ... more »

Second-class articles

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 2 hours ago
I’m not the only one who’s keeping an eye on Gregg Carlstrom, the freelancer who writes articles about Israel for the Times. I see CiF Watch’s Adam Levick also noticed yesterday’s article in with the alarming headline “Israel set to make Arabs second-class citizens.” (Page 32 under the section called “World” ) (£) It wasn’t just the font size that made the piece look alarmist and sensational. Some time ago this writer’s household had to cancel a subscription to the Telegraph after one too many obnoxious pieces from Peter Oborne. I wrote to the paper to register our dismay. Not... more »

The Cosby mess

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Illustration by PJ Loughran for *Philadelphia* magazine *by Ken* Beyond the fundamental creepiness of the behavior attributed to Bill Cosby by a growing number of women, there are a bunch of creepy aspects to the mess now swirling around the beloved comedian. Of all of them, perhaps the creepiest is that hardly any of it is news. As *New York Times* media columnist David Carr notes, "the accusations had already been carefully and thoroughly reported in Philadelphia magazine and elsewhere" at least as early as June 2006, when the *Philadelphia* magazine piece, "Dr. Huxtable and Mr.... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 2 hours ago

Chet Raymo, “Cuddle And Cudgel”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Cuddle And Cudgel” * by Chet Raymo "Click on the image above to make it as big as you can on your screen. It's pretty, is it not? It is, in fact, an image of something invisibly small, so small and so beyond apprehension by the unaided senses that it can only be represented schematically, in his case as a TinkerToy construction of balls-and-sticks (upper right) and, more abstractly, as a multicolored ribbon (left). What is it? The stick-and-ball construction is the "cuddle" hormone, oxytocin. 43 carbon atoms, 66 hydrogens, 12 nitrogens, 12 oxygens, and 2 sulfurs: the basic Tinke... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The Mysterious Phenomenon of 'Shadow People'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The Mysterious Phenomenon of 'Shadow People'" by Bernard Powell "One of the most interesting and intriguing phenomena in the world of paranormal activity is that of the "Shadow People." Each and every week there seems to be more and more stories and reports involving these mysterious beings, and they certainly have become a hot topic and a subject of growing interest of research by investigators. Stories about these strange entities and their natures vary from harmless, quiet and shy observers to malevolent and downright nasty creatures of mal-intent. As with most things in the pa... more »

"Are You Feeling Stressed Out?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Are You Feeling Stressed Out?" by Jonathan "Have you got endless demands tugging at you from all directions? Does your life seem to be spinning out of control? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out when you can’t ever seem to catch up. Do you think bringing your life into balance would require a major life change? It may not be as difficult as what you imagine. Did you realize that, regardless of your circumstances, a true sense of balance actually comes from within you, not from your surroundings? 3 Ways to reduce feelings of stress: Here are three simple strategies to ... more »

“Anxiety About Change: Anticipating the Good”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Anxiety About Change: Anticipating the Good”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Change will occur in almost every aspect of our lives, we can learn to embrace it while releasing the past with grace. When we find ourselves going through any kind of change in our lives, our natural response may be to tense up on the physical, mental, or emotional level. We may not even notice that we have braced ourselves against a shift until we recognize the anxiety, mood swings, or general worried feeling toward the unknown that usually results. There are positive ways to move through change withou... more »

The Link between the Glands and the Chakras

Waking Times at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Video - *How each of the seven chakras are associated with each one of the seven endocrine glands. The post The Link between the Glands and the Chakras appeared first on Waking Times.

An independent contractor cannot recover for wrongful dismissal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Ho v. World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc., 2014 ONCA 832: In particular, the motion judge found that the appellant was not an employee but rather an independent contractor and that there could be no claim for wrongful dismissal.

Who Is New York-Regents-Charter-Approved Ted J. Morris, Jr.?

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 4 hours ago
On November 23, 2014, the Democrat and Chronicle published an article about a seemingly remarkable 22-year-old, Ted J. Morris, Jr., who had supposedly just received clearance from the New York Board of Regents to open his own charter school, Greater Works Charter School, in 2015. However, there are a number of issues with Morris and his publicized […]

Being in Oneness

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
[image: Picture] For this week of Gratitude, I'd like to share some powerful, beautiful work with you, work I am extremely grateful for as I walk this road of consciousness. For the next 3 days take a visual journey, courtesy of my gifted friends at BRAVE Mandala. The CHAK-DALA in the photo above is the first of the 3, and is meant to be absorbed visually. Enjoy. See you tomorrow, ~Sophia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Welcome to CHAK-DALA Quest….buckle up your precious, gorgeous self and soul. The visual ride begins now! *“I salute the light within your eyes ... more »

No True Bill in Ferguson...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*let's move on.* *Prayers for Officer Wilson* *and * *for Michael Brown. *

Malibu And Beverly Hills Are Not Tanzania, Not Yet Anyway

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
If we've become inured to the plight of our own countrymen being kicked out of their own homes by predatory banksters, something tells me not too many Americans rushed to the Tanzanian embassy at 1232 22nd St NW in DC or to the consulate at 201 East 42nd Street in Manhattan to protest the eviction of 40,000 Masai from their ancestral homeland bordering the world-famous Serengeti national park, to make room for a Dubai royal family private hunting preserve. They have until the end of the year to vacate the premises. The Tanzanian government, to make it up to the displaced Masai, h... more »

Quote of the Day: On National’s Security Service

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*“Not entirely convinced that the government really ought to be rushing through stronger powers for the security apparatus until they've sorted out perhaps a few better control mechanisms preventing partisan use of the security apparatus.” *- Eric Crampton, ‘No, sir, I don't like it’ Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Gabor Maté: How Capitalism Makes Us Sick

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
This the first part of an interview with Gabor mate who nicely describes just how stupid system we accept are in terms of dealing with marginal behavior. I personally see ways forward that can make all this slowly disappear completely. The problem though is that the present infrastructure is very much invested and to effect correction it become necessary to evolve transitional structures that nudge the whole think into sanity..And yes, the present solution is insane and even meets the best definition thereof. We keep doing it over and over again. *Gabor Maté: ... more »

Gluten Intolerance and the Herbicide Glyphosate: A National Epidemic

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
The problem is clearly not going away soon although i am actually hopeful that it will be generally banned just about everywhere outside the USA. Even this will take a long time. In the meantime we all need advice on how to minimize exposure. This item tackles that part of the equation. Unfortunately the news is not good. At best we can actively reject all GMO foods and that is pretty difficult. Otherwise become best friends with an organic grower. By and large what appears to be developing is a more general Glyphosate syndrome that is needs to be generally addressed by ou... more »

Sloan Matt on Sitzen

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
This work eliminates Sitzen's leap into pure science fiction but leaves the source material intact and brings out much of the esoteric. I am not so sure that he was essentially driven by his publishers who wanted to exploit Danikin's success. The general background appears intact of a plausible intervention by an alien species and we have spirit, soul and the physical separately identified. This is something that i have come to properly understand only recently. The other reality that we must soon face is that alien communities existed during the Bronze Age at least. We now... more »

Archeologists Stunned by Ancient Stone Circles in Mideast

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
[image: jordania] This is a serious conundrum. They are roughly made with no more skill applied than one would expect from a local community. Thus there is surely a practical explanation that tribesmen could make work well. The only thing that comes to mind is to provide individual corrals for sheep at a trading fair. The animals can be easily be lifted over the fence or a temporary ramp can be provided to allow tghis usage. Once done, they are well enough secured. Otherwise these enclosures would be rather inconvenient for day to day but fine when theft is a probl... more »

Joe Oliver, CFIB, and the Fraser Institute

Alison at Creekside - 5 hours ago
FinMin Joe Oliver admitted last week that his department had outsourced government policy to the lobby group *Canadian Federation of Independent Business,* and further, had not done their own analysis of CFIB's work even though the lobby group represents the businesses the new policy was intended to benefit. The new CFIB/FinMin policy takes $500M from the EI fund and gives it to small businesses - ostensibly to create jobs. CFIB wasted no time taking credit for this piece of government policy. On their webpage CFIB shows this photo of CFIB President Dan Kelly at the government's "... more »

You Serve At The Pleasure Of The President (The Resignation Of U.S. Secretary Of Defense Hagel)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*My Comment*: In the past few months many in the Pentagon have been brutal in their commentary and analysis on President Obama's strategy to deal with the Islamic State, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Ebola, Libya, etc.. What made matters worse was that many of these comments were being made public .... and in clear contradiction of stated White House policies and strategies. The White House had to act to assert its authority .... and not surprising they did so today. The result I predict is going to be immediate. Generals/Admirals and their staff .... if they want to continue havin... more »

Tap water, beer and beef: The surprising facts of life in Managua

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 6 hours ago
Why does meat taste better in developing countries? We'll have been in Managua for a month as of tomorrow, just long enough that I'm no longer getting lost every time I walk out the door but short enough that every day still holds some surprising discovery. Herewith, a small list of things I hadn't been expecting: - *You can drink the water from the tap in Managua.* Who knew? I just presumed we'd be drinking bottled water for the whole time we were here, as was the case for more than two years in Honduras. But I kept hearing from one person after another that Managua... more »

Letter from Managua: Missing the strange

paul at Paying attention - 6 hours ago
I can see why people wind up travelling to more and more exotic places. After a month in Managua, I recognize a faint disappointment at the lack of full-on culture shock. The first month in Copan Ruinas, less than three years ago, was a thrill ride of new sensations. The grungy home stay, the cobbled streets, the half-starved dogs and sheer newness of life in the world’s most dangerous country. We would walk along, under the scorching sun, and say ‘Geez, we’re living in Honduras’ in a slightly bewildered way. The arrival in Nicaragua was wildly uneventful by comparison. Sure, there’... more »

Free Trade 40: Razeen Sally Joins IDEAS, to Campaign for More Liberalization

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
Good news for the ASEAN here. Today, IDEAS announced this: *Kuala Lumpur, 24 November 2014 – The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) announces today the appointment of Dr. Razeen Sally as the first holder of IDEAS Chair of Political Economy and Governance Programme.* *Dr. Sally is a globally renowned expert on international trade policy. He is Director and Co-founder of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He was a faculty member and PhD graduate of the London ...more »

Iranians Unbowed: CNN's Latest 'Open Mic' in Tehran

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 6 hours ago
As he has in the past, CNN correspondent Reza Sayah recently took to the streets of Tehran to find out what Iranians really think of the prospect of a nuclear deal between their government and six world powers. Setting up a camera in the uptown thoroughfare of Tajrish Square, Sayah asked passers-by if they support the current nuclear negotiations and would favor a comprehensive deal.  The

#JohnKeyHistory: Peaceful Settlement? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
The PM wasn't exactly right suggesting settlement in NZ was *entirely* peaceful -- although it was far more peaceful than western settlement elsewhere. (Just ask the Incas how they got on against the Spanish, for example.) And this morning he’s been tangled up in ridiculous obfuscation between the meaning of the words “colonisation” and settlement,” opening himself up to mostly deserved ridicule. One can only imagine he tried the defence of obfuscation at the behest of a spin doctor. What would have been far more accurate to say would be that *western settlement of NZ brought pe... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
*Improv* A Story by Sharon Teresa *Cast of characters:* *The Landlord – played by Prime Creator/Source* *The Producers – the “divines”, and certain ET’s* *The Director – not sure there is one. After all, this is supposed to be an improv….* *The Stagehands – the cabal* *Humanity – the best improvisational Actors in the universe* *The Audience – Everyone “else”* So, one day The Landlord looks at one of his vacant buildings and thinks,* I’d like to do something really different with this space. It’s a gorgeous building, and deserves something special.* So he ... more »

Why Did Pelosi Pick Ben Ray Luján? No One Seems Sure

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*by Anonymous Operative* Pelosi has lost some of her mental facilities with old age-- as we all do. It's inevitable... and often everyone recognizes it except the person gradually becoming less focussed. When I used to ask Members if they could detect her losing it, they would either flat out deny it or get very defensive. These days, even her allies and admirers cop to it, albeit never on the record, of course. Rewarding her abysmally failed, two cycle DCCC chairman, Steve Israel, with a manufactured leadership post-- as though rewarding him for a job well done-- was shocking en... more »

Notes on #CameronMustGo

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
At the Stoke Central Labour annual fundraiser on Friday night, our guest Alastair Campbell argued it was absolutely necessary for Labour people to use Twitter, despite the "difficulties" Emily Thornberry had got herself into. For Alastair, social media was a platform by which we could reach huge audiences, shortcutting the gatekeeper functions of the press and TV news. Not an original musing it has to be said, but a truism borne out less than a day later with #CameronMustGo. Last weekend #webackEd achieved the similar, and many of the people who were behind that did the twitterly s... more »

Some of the Inside Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post atop the Pentagon, the Obama-appointee said Monday from the White House. Hagel's departure could both signal the White House is ready to carry out a more aggressive foreign policy. Patrick Henningsen writes: History will eventually show (we hope) that the elephant in the room isn’t *‘how to deal with ISIS’*, but how to conceal and whitewash Washington’s integral role in building up, funding, training and arming today’s extremist ISIS fighters.

The seven deadly sins of tweeting about politics

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
As you probably don't read *The New Statesman *very often (he says, doubtless making wild assumptions about you), I thought I'd share this with you. It's best read at the *Staggers *itself so that you can see the examples in all their sinfulness. It follows another Twitter* #bbcbias *onslaught from Labour Party activists... *The seven deadly sins of tweeting about politics * As *#CameronMustGo* hashtaggers are tweeting their fury about the fact that mainstream news outlets haven't picked up their online campaign, it's time to look at the worst sins committed by those who take the... more »

Jack White

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
He rocks not perfect but in compidon to his peers like gold

A Haaretz take on Mossad, courtesy of Fergal Keane

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
If you follow matters Israeli you will probably be aware of the wide range of political opinions within that unique Middle Eastern democracy. You'll probably also be aware that some positions are less popular with the Israeli public than others. Knowing what you do of Israeli politics, what would you make of a BBC programme about Mossad that *only* featured: - (a) an Israeli journalist who is deeply resentful of Israeli "right-wing" criticisms of his reporting, - (b) a retired Palestinian terrorist and "victim" of Mossad, - (c) a former Mossad chief who fears that the... more »

Stop the Pipeline

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Post by Indigenous Environmental Network.

Shocker! Responsible Abortion Reporting from National Post!

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 12 hours ago
Crazy busy, but a quick post because I want to encourage responsible reporting about abortion. Here is the National Post's story on a report about abortion access in Canada. [Spoiler: Access needs a lot of improvement.] Because people either don't know or forget from one abortion story to the next, the NP piece includes this *de rigueur* statement. There is currently no federal law governing abortion in Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the country’s previous abortion law as unconstitutional in 1988. Clear on that, are we? Here's the new and admirable bit. Abortion... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Politics is the best show in America. I love animals and I love politicians, and I like to watch both of 'em at play, either back home in their native state, or after they've been captured and sent to a zoo, or to Washington." - Will Rogers

The Plot Thickens

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Far from embracing the lame duck role that the pundits are trying to foist on him, Barack Obama apparently plans to goose-step his way through the rest of his term. Not only is he resuming the Iraq/Middle Eastern war that he was elected to stop, he is continuing in full secrecy control-freak Nixon mode, both stonewalling the release of the CIA torture report and stealthily ordering continuation of the Afghanistan war. He announced his military intentions through a controlled leak to the* New York Times* (see previous post) rather than in a televised address to the American people. ... more »

“Breakfast with a Lord of War and Nuclear Weapons”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Breakfast with a Lord of War and Nuclear Weapons”* By David Galland “For reasons that will become apparent as you read the following article, I was quite reluctant to write it.Yet, in the end, I decided to do so for a couple of reasons. The first is that it ties into Marin Katusa’s best-selling new book, “The Colder War,” which I read cover to cover over two days and can recommend warmly and without hesitation. I know that Casey Research has been promoting the book aggressively (in my view, a bit too aggressively), but I exaggerate not at all when I tell you that the book sucked ... more »

"They've Been Tested"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The film is Yotam Feldman‘s The Lab, which was released in North America in August. Feldman writes: The Lab is a cinematic investigation into the lure of Israeli weapons in the international arms trade. Why are countries all over the world lining up to buy Israeli arms? And how did such a small country become one of the biggest military exporters in the world? Israeli salesmen and executives in huge arms corporations seem eager to promote their products and pride themselves on their booming business. Profits have never been better — sales are doubling every year, and the pote... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
I am right now stuck at an airport (Toronto) .... waiting for a flight to get back home (Montreal). And while I can do some blogging here, it is a pain. So .... expect blogging to be light for the next few hours. The Hagel resignation story is big .... when I get back to the comfort of my "man-cave" I will be posting my own analysis on what this means. *Update 20:00 EST*: I am stuck in Toronto for the night. After my Hagel post .... blogging will return when I get back to Montreal on Tuesday.

Great Short Film: The war Inside Saudi Arabia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
In Saudi Arabia's oil-rich Eastern province a 3-year uprising has been raging, hidden from the world. With unprecedented access, this report explores the growing protest movement - the biggest in Saudi history. In scenes reminiscent of Libya, Egypt and Bahrain, masked protesters fill the streets, fling rocks and chant "martyrdom is better than oppression" as police bullets fly. In the Shia-dominated Eastern region of Qatif, there has been growing resentment that despite "standing on top of oil fields that feed the world", local communities suffer poverty, sectarian discrimination ... more »

Interview with Regis Tremblay

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The latest edition of *This Issue* features Regis Tremblay who shares his views on the recent elections and U.S. military and economic policy. Regis is a filmmaker from Woolwich, Maine and is the creator of the award-winning documentary The Ghosts of Jeju.

Things I don't care about...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*in no particular order.* - Chuck Hagel - Ferguson - Black Friday - Obamacare - Bill Cosby - Federal Budget - How to cook a turkey - School lunches - Michael Brown - Saturday Night Live - The latest thing Pope Francis has said or done - Kim Kardashian (or her ugly butt) - Facebook - Rosie O'Donnell - The Today Show - Marion Barry - The price of gold - Football - The Sunday morning talking heads - Who's running in 2016 - Negroes - Libtards - The newest iPhone - Blogging I'm quite certain there is m... more »

Ready For Hillary? Or Bernie?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Recovered from losing race after race around the country, all the Ready for Hillary operatives came together at Le Souk in New York last week to celebrate their own and their candidate's fabulousness. There was Stephanie Shriock of EMILY's List, who chalked up spectacular losses all cycle, starting with two for Alex Sink (FL), two for Wendy Greuel (CA), another mindblower for Martha Coakley (MA), losses for all kinds of conservative Democrats from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party that EMILY's List is drawn to these days, from Colleen Hanabusa and Donna Mercado Kim in H... more »

Thinking Aboot the Greater Imapact

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
When we make important decisions I think aboot how we leave the greater impact in last place. All the white noise is right here and now and even the consequences so prevalent are disssed due to the way we pay.

Who Will Be The New U.S. Secretary Of Defense?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Michele Flournoy conducts a press conference at the Pentagon in 2010, while she served as undersecretary of defense for policy. She is considered a leading candidate to become the next Pentagon chief. (Photo by Cherie Cullen/Defense Department) *Who Will Succeed Hagel? Three Potential Replacements as Defense Secretary -- Wall Street Journal* The news that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is set to step down creates an opening for the top job at the Pentagon. The secretary of defense post will be a crucial post to fill in President Barack Obama‘s final two in office — with the inte... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Faces of the 2014 New Orleans Saints Roster* 12 Wide Receiver Marques Colston: The Rainmaker *Improvements to floodwalls along Industrial Canal, water sharing with central wetlands, may be next step for reducing effects of storm surge flooding, levee authority contractor says ~Mark Schleifstein* *Holy Angels campus in Bywater up for sale after being home to Marianites for 165 years ~Tyler Bridges, New Orleans Advocate *

Death By Police Shooting In Utah Outnumbers Total Homicides From Gang Violence, Drugs And Child Abuse .... racing towards the police state

leftdog at Buckdog - 14 hours ago
*The Salt Lake Tribune is out with some stunning facts about police shootings in Utah. In the last five years, more people have been killed by police than homicides from gang violence, drug deals and child abuse:* *A Salt Lake Tribune review of nearly 300 homicides, using media reports, state crime statistics, medical-examiner records and court records, shows that use of force by police is the second-most common circumstance under which Utahns kill each other, surpassed only by intimate partner violence.* *Wow. And all but one have been deemed "justified."* *"Police are trained a... more »

The insane U.S. government and it's mindless European vassals are arming Ukraine's blood thirsty neo-Nazi storm troopers to attack the Russian-speaking provinces abutting Russia, hoping to draw Russia into World War III. Up to now Russia has tried to negotiate. Be sure to read Prof. Petras "All-out War In Ukraine" artlcle linked to at the bottom.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 14 hours ago
------------------------------ *All-Out War In Ukraine: NATO’s ‘Final Offensive’* ------------------------------ November 23, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *Washington’s Reckless Demonization Of Russia* — Paul Craig Roberts If Professor Petras’ account of the developing war scenario in Ukraine is correct, it would seem that the Russian government has underestimated Washington’s mendacity and overestimated European independence and sense of survival. There is little doubt that hubris has... more »

"In Defense of Obamacare's Jonathan Gruber"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"In Defense of Obamacare's Jonathan Gruber"* by Bill Bonner "US stocks hit new highs last week. Gold fell back below the $1,200-an-ounce mark... and MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber came dangerously close to committing truth. The ancient Egyptians believed Pharaoh was divine. They called him a god. That gave him the right to tell people what to do. This belief persisted in ancient Rome. The Romans referred to the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, as Divi Filius – "Son of the Divine." Later, the emperor Caligula declared himself a god. (After announcing he would leave Ro...more »

Under Pressure

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Ida Lawrence* - "What kind of pressure has to be placed upon human beings for the individual or the group to take on spiritual wealth?" The post Under Pressure appeared first on Waking Times.

Breaking News

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 14 hours ago
*UPDATE: November 24, 2014: CBC is back up but can't be accessed via Google... ? Here is an interesting report which is an: **Update on the Ottawa False Flag**. Apparently the Privy Council warned government there was going to be a terrorist attack 5 days prior....IMO, this is a CYA strategy to explain some inconvenient information "out there".* US Defense Secretary Stepped Down *Chuck Hagel in Happier Times*  Chuck Hagel was asked to resign by Obama today. The presstitutes on the beltway of Washington are all speculating what led to his resignation. They are saying* it is li... more »

Breaking News: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Has Been Fired By President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Hagel Resigns As Defense Secretary, Official Says -- Reuters* (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, the first major cabinet change after Obama's Democrats were routed in mid-term elections three weeks ago. Obama was to announce Hagel's resignation at a White House event at 11:10 a.m. on Monday. Hagel, who had struggled to improve his ties with Congress after a contentious 2013 confirmation hearing, submitted his resignation letter after lengthy discussions with Obama that began in October, officials said. *Read more* .... *More News On The Resignation/Fir... more »

We are alive

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
It is something so unpredicable that we should all just get down on one or two knees and wonde why the fuck am I still alive What is the great purpose as I will admit I have never done noting great, Do not get me started on the meaning of that because in this current generation bieng great is only mediocre and we asll should have to admit we did nothing special we just thought we were great

Can no find a better mind

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
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Russia Rejects GMOs – US Approves More

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - In the ‘land of the free’ we cannot democratically oust GMOs, and our own leaders are now denying our rights... The post Russia Rejects GMOs – US Approves More appeared first on Waking Times.

Sanctions And The Falling Price For Oil Is Hitting The Russia Economy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A man holds ruble banknotes at an automated teller machine inside a branch of Russia's Sberbank in St. Petersburg. Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters *Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices Costing Russia Billions -- Voice of America* Russia's finance minister says the country is on course to lose $130-140 billion annually due to Western sanctions and falling oil prices. Speaking Monday at an economic forum in Moscow, Anton Siluanov signaled that slumping oil prices are a more serious challenge for Russia than Western punitive measures over Ukraine. "We're losing around $40 billion a year becau... more »

Respectability vs RESPECT: Part Three

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
So. Sex work. I shared some personal history in that regard, but not everything. On the street where I grew up, there were few stay-at-home mothers. It was a working poor neighbourhood. Franco-Ontarians. Lebanese and Portuguese immigrants. Everyone worked. Dads. Moms. Kids too, when we turned 14. A lovely and very elegant lady moved into a small *3 et 1/2* in the building next door to our rented house. She was a widow with her daughter. They lived in a tiny one bedroom apartment. Francine* and I were 12 years old; we became fast friends. Unlike my Mom who worked at several par... more »

Things I believe

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
1) Working for any big country internatitial puts you more iu contact with first tesement than the greatest Hassadice Jew. 2) The people we all worship like Churchill and Gobeels yes there is a ying an yang where equally assholes whow needed to know that you have to keep crazy under control becuase if you reveal the truth the people will take control. And both facist and communists agree this is the worst case senario/ Cq43 5h3 alue5r r4om 5h3 w3noo2, gu5 o3hh35 you 2qn5 is organization.

Good Sound!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
The modern one have it in spades. Could not somebody somewhere make the Beatles sound so hard I image that in the days to come we will see a reissue of the great bands with modern sound. So is this music or just manipulation I say if it sounds good take to the street to keep some kind of integrigty with the people on the streets We all know now there are no leaders only parking meters its impossible for a single humann to inspire us all. Yet we all live in some kind of collective Be it Norway or Alberta you salute the state every day. So how is humanity going to breakthrough to the g... more »

A Reason to be Optimistic

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 16 hours ago
The weather is creepy...we had frost for several days, and now it is almost 70 degrees (F). All the leaves are down, except for a few oaks. This is a sycamore leaf I picked up off the ground, from one of several trees I planted about 10 years ago. They are about 25 feet high now. One of the reasons, besides their dappled bark and reflective white branches, that I have always loved sycamores is their giant leaves, which I recall as being as big as dinner plates. For quite a while now, they haven't been as large - like the one on the top, and most even smaller, like this one: Thi... more »

Reflexive Distrust of Rape Victims

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
We interrupt our semi-frequent blogging about political-economy to talk about Bill Cosby. The thing about celebrities is that when they get into scandals, they get a lot of people talking about the wider issues of these scandals, because the nature of celebrity is that people know who you are and have an opinion about you. O.J. Simpson, Jian Ghomeshi, and now Bill Cosby. (Just to name a few. Hey! They're all men of colour! Why is that? Truth be told, I thought about mentioning Bill Clinton, but decided he was a politician more than a celebrity. And I had a narrower point to make, ba... more »

My old NAD pulls more Whatts

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
I come to you live listening to sounds generated generations ago and thats the power of sound it know no gernerational boundaries and that is what is at fault for those who care we do not need no content anymore we are free but contriveraly conflicted the sound is all around us they can hit on the highs and lows and ryheme nonsense and we of a certian age are all in awe fuck man I should have gone into rap long ago.

Bell's and sycophants' criticism of von Neumann's hidden-variable no-go theorem is misguided

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
John Preskill wrote a blog post, Bell’s inequality 50 years later, which argues that "without Bell, the broader significance of quantum entanglement would have unfolded quite differently and perhaps not until much later." Preskill concludes: "We really owe Bell a great debt." *Is every catchy song or paper written using modern tools "intrinsically original"?* Your humble correspondent is much less convinced that the 1964 Bell's paper was either new or pushing the physics research in the right direction. It is a nice undergraduate textbook example very explicitly showing the diffe... more »

Can Turmeric Also Fight Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - Can the potent healing spice turmeric be the perfect defense for increasingly dangerous antibiotic resistant bacteria? The post Can Turmeric Also Fight Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria? appeared first on Waking Times.

JuJu lallapuzzle for me and a metaphor for the evil empire

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
I have shared many decades of my life with Korea. On the scale of fucked up but successful its number one. If your a man one of the first things you notice about Korea is how beautiful the people on the street that you meet are. Korea in my book is a great read. Cheju Do as I knew it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. In Asia especially and the world in general, an unspoiled place is an anachromism. I could of posted my wonderful photos but JUST Google. My diaramism have no impact. Despite the odds Ju Ju remained a pristine backwater. Surprise Surprise Surprise so... more »

BREAKING: Amtrak does it again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*MONDAY,NOVEMBER 24, 2014Welcomes entire staff:* Later this morning, Amtrak welcomes our entire staff on a southbound run. It's the *consistency* we respect. Full services resume tomorrow.

A Critical Week For OPEC And The Price Of Oil

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*All Eyes On Oil: What Will OPEC Do This Week? -- CNN Money* While Americans are chomping down on turkey and pie this week, everyone involved in the energy world will be closely watching the Thanksgiving Day meeting of the OPEC in Vienna, Austria. Oil prices have tumbled dramatically in recent weeks. Oil now trades below $80 a barrel and most Americans can buy gas for their cars for under $3 a gallon. The question is how OPEC will respond. So far, energy producing nations and companies haven't scaled back product even though it's pretty clear there's an over supply of oil on the... more »

Frequency, DNA and The Human Body

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Josh Richardson* - "You cannot have an experience on this planet without attracting it through frequency. Every emotion, including love and hate tunes into a specific frequency..." The post Frequency, DNA and The Human Body appeared first on Waking Times.

Frozen Whipped Cream for Hot Chocolate with Stephen's Hot Cocoa Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
There are few things I find more festive than a warm cup of hot chocolate. It reminds me of skiing all day, caroling and seeing Christmas lights. It is the perfect warm accent to any holiday party. When I am making hot chocolate for a large holiday party, I love having little dollops of whipped cream, measured out and frozen to add to the hot chocolate bar. They are easy to make, on a piece of parchment paper using a can of whipped cream. Simply pipe the whipped cream into cute little towers and freeze. Then you can add them to your hot cocoa or keep them in an airtight container ... more »

Iran Nuclear Talks To Be Extended By 7 Months

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Delegations of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sit around the negotiations table during their meeting in Vienna November 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Joe Klamar/Pool *Negotiators Plan to Extend Iran Nuclear Talks by 7 Months -- New York Times* VIENNA — Hours away from a Monday deadline for completing... more »

Brasil: UFO Follows a GOL Airliner Tuesday Afternoon Off Santa Catarina

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Date: 11.24.2014Source: Planeta UFO and Orbita Cero* *UFO Follows a GOL Airliner Tuesday Afternoon Off Santa Catarina* *By Julio Ottoboni* *On the starboard side of the airliner, businessman Julio Belli of Sao Jose dos Campos, San Pablo, Brazil, photographed UFOs following the GOL airliner. Both photos were taken from the same position, with and without the effect (Photo: Julius Belli /Defesanet)* An unidentified flying object (UFO) tailed a passenger plane belonging to GOL Airlines during its regular service between Navegantes (Santa Catarina) to Guarulhos (Sao Paulo). The phen... more »

Chicago Can Still Replace Rahm Emanuel With A Mayor Who Cares About People

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Last spring and summer there was a hopeful stir as polling showed several candidates could beat Rahm Emanuel's bid for reelection. For various reasons, none of them decided to make the run. But as of last month, another candidate has stepped up to the plate, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Chicago Teachers Union and other progressive groups have already endorsed him. A classic battle between reformers and good government independents and the corrupt transactional Machine is shaping up. As state senator, Garcia represented a majority Latino district on the Southwes... more »

The Jerusalem Shooting Hoax: Nailed It! Jim Stone Agrees It Was A Hoax As Well....

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 17 hours ago
When that "shooting" and "axe"(!) attack happened last week in Jerusalem, I smelled a rat.... It was just too convenient for this type of attack to happen at just the right time for the criminal psychos in Israel, and especially for that arch criminal Benyamin Miliekowsky (Netanyahu) who was under fire from everywhere for his insanity.... Now, thanks to this "attack", the criminals in Israel will think they have the green light to again go out and attack and destroy the Palestinian people while at the same time steal even more of their land.... I did come under some fire from some c... more »

Taking His Cue From Goering

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Naomi Klein coined the phrase "disaster capitalism." Taking his cue from Klein, Michael Harris writes that "disaster democracy" is alive and well in Canada. It's not a new phenomenon. Herman Goering explained how it worked when he was on trial at Nuremberg: “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger…it works the same in any country.” And Harper has taken his cue from Goering: When Cpl.... more »

Finland Is Becoming More Nervous On Russian Intentions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
President of Finland Sauli Niinisto with Russian President Putin. Office Of The President of Russia *Finland Feeling Vulnerable Amid Russian Provocations -- Washington Post* HELSINKI — Wedged hard against Russia’s northwestern border, peaceable Finland has long gone out of its way to avoid prodding the nuclear-armed bear next door. But now the bear is provoking Finland, repeatedly guiding military planes into Finnish airspace and deploying submarines and helicopters to chase after Finnish research vessels in international waters. The incidents are part of a pattern of aggressive R... more »

U.S. To Provide Arms To Iraq's Sunni Tribesmen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Tribal fighters take part in a military training to prepare for fighting against Islamic State militants, at the Ain al-Assad military base in Anbar province November 15, 2014. Picture taken November 15, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *U.S. Plans To Arm Iraq's Sunni Tribesmen With AK-47s, RPGs, Mortars -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.... more »

Red faces (and noses) at the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
I was reading recently that Majestic Wines has been having a bad year share-wise, falling by some 30%. Still, at least one British institution has been doing its bit to keep Majestic Wines flourishing - the BBC. According to today's *Guardian*: The BBC has run up quite a bill at Majestic Wine. Monkey has been passed a Freedom of Information request from What Do They Know which reveals the corporation spent £43,000 on alcohol “with the BBC’s single preferred supplier Majestic Wine PLC” over the past year. That excludes spending on booze for “production-related purposes (e.g. in ... more »

Discs, desert islands, and cowpats in Islington

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
There's a rather lovely tribute to *Desert Island Discs* in today's *Times *from Melanie Phillips: The show itself — invented in 1942 by Roy Plomley, who presented it for a mere 43 years — is a national institution. In its gentle, droll and panoramic way it provides a window into British culture. Plomley wrote in his original submission to the BBC that castaways would include “dance-band leaders, actors, members of the Brains Trust, film stars, writers, child prodigies, ballet dancers and all sorts of people”. Its wide sweep of guests from all walks of public life, including many... more »

'Tweet of the Day', with Hugh Sykes

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Hugh Sykes has long been one of the BBC's most opinionated reporters. For those of you (like Sue) who aren't Twitter aficionados and, therefore, only get to hear Hugh's opinions on the radio, thus missing out on all of his Twitter pensées, here's a small selection to show you what you're missing. #British austerity problems are real, but not caused by immigrants. An honest party that accepts, confronts, & changes this can beat @UKIP. — HughSykes (@HughSykes) November 23, 2014 'Foreigners'! Immigration 'surge'! 'Concern' at the 'scale'! @DailyMailUK? No! It's @thetimes scaremongering... more »

Is The Government Of Chad Secretly Backing Boko Haram?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
The Cable *Chad Suspected Of Funding Boko Haram -- Naij, com* Nigeria’s neighbour, Chad, may be the major backer of Boko Haram with eyes on the oil deposits in the Chad Basin, Borno state. The Cable reports. There are indications that there are hydrocarbon deposits in the Chad Basin covering 3,350 square metres, with federal government pumping close to N30bn in the last two years into feasibility studies of the oil potential there. Countries such as Chad, Niger and Sudan with similar structural settings are already exploring or producing oil on their own soil. Chad came into focu... more »

Boko Haram Attack Leaves 48 Fish Venders Dead In Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*'Boko Haram' Kills 48 Nigerian Fishermen Near Chad -- BBC* Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 people in an attack on fish sellers near the border with Chad. A fish traders' group said some victims had their throats slit whilst others were tied up and drowned in Lake Chad. The attack took place on Thursday, but the news took several days to come to light because Boko Haram has destroyed mobile phone masts in the area. It was the second major attack in two days by Boko Haram. In Thursday's attack, the traders were on their way to Chad to buy fish... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Top British independent schools are for children of oligarchs as British parents are priced out of the market says leading head* Top independent schools are for children of oligarchs as British parents have become priced out of the market, according to a leading headteacher. Andrew Halls, head of King's College School in Wimbledon, south west London, said an 'endless queue' of rich families from outside Britain had led to a rise in fees at the £20,000-a-year school. He claims the 'limitless' costs had forced local lawyers, accountants and military officers to stop sending their ... more »

"A Look To The Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Knowledge In It's Purest Form, “The Detailed Universe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IVqMXPFYwI Please do watch this in full screen mode.

Suicide Attack Kills 57 At A Volley Ball Game In Eastern Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Afghan Volleyball Blast Toll Rises To 57, Target Was A Police Commander -- Khaleej Times/AFP/Reuters* *Afghanistan’s intelligence agency blamed the blast on the Haqqani network, a hardline militant group aligned with the Taleban. * Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan said on Monday how the blast ripped through a crowd of spectators enjoying the final moments of the match. Those who wounded in the explosion said the attack targeted a local police commander. “Around 500 people had gathered there to watch the ma... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*World locked into 'alarming' global warming, says World Bank* *On their own figures the warming is trivial -- certainly not 'alarming'. A temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius in the last 200 years is less than a one degree (i.e. .75 of a degree) rise per century. Are these guys serious? At that rate no-one will notice anything about the climate. One hopes that they understand more about money than they do about climate* The world is locked into 1.5°C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, according to a new climate report commissione... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago

... the world hasn’t the slightest interest in the fate of Palestinians, other than as a battering ram to use against Israel.

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Think about this: Israel closes the major crossing point into Gaza. Thousands of Gazans are stranded in other countries and cannot get home. In Gaza a thousand more people, in need of medical treatment outside, cannot get out. They are "suffering from medical problems including kidney failure, cancer and blood-related diseases [and] seek urgent treatment or further diagnosis…." A health ministry official says "If the closure continues, their health conditions will deteriorate and we may start to witness some deaths." Another report states that "Officials of the Palestinian Author... more »

New Think Tank, Albert Del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
Last Friday, I was one of the invitees of Stratbase Consultancy Group in relaunching the Stratbase Research Institute (SRI) into the Albert Del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ADR-ISIS). It was also the 10th anniversary of Stratbase. A number of academic and corporate VIPs there, and only two legislators. Good crowd, it was held at the Manila Polo Club in Makati. Seated below are among the Board Members of the new think tank. From left: Dr. Epictetus Patalinghug of the UP College of Business Administration, Manny V. Pangilinan, head of Metro Pacific Invest... more »

“One Day at a Time: Stepping Stones”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“One Day at a Time: Stepping Stones”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Taking one step at a time makes life much easier to navigate rather than always looking at the big picture. The years of our life do not arrive all at once; they greet us day by day. With the descent of each setting sun, we are able to rest our heads and let the world take care of itself for a while. We may rest assured throughout the night, knowing that the dawn will bring with it a chance to meet our lives anew, donning fresh perspectives and dream-inspired hopes. The hours that follow, before we return to slee... more »

Headline from The Telegraph sums up Arsenal...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago

Lee Harris - Energy Update: 'Electrifed Living - Peace lies in the deep of the ocean' November 20, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
http://www.underwatersculpture.com www.leeharrisenergy.com www.facebook.com/leeharrisenergy888 THURSDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2014 *Energy Update: 'Electrifed Living - Peace lies in the deep of the ocean' * by Lee Harris This past 2 weeks, the energy has seen a lot of us deep-diving. Diving down into the depths of ourselves - our feelings, our thoughts, our beliefs, our patterns, our life journey. Soul diving. It's as if an electric current is pulsing through your body, wiring and firing you to awaken, awaken, awaken. More and more and more. To shed and cleanse, to release and intend. Pe... more »

Competition heats up for tanker procurement deal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: A330 MRTT]Competition for Seoul’s project to procure four aerial tankers is heating up as contenders highlight the ways they can help enhance South Korea’s air defense with several months to go until the announcement of the winner. Currently three competitors ― Boeing’s KC-46, Airbus’ A330 MRTT and Israel Aerospace Industries’ B767 MMTT ― have been vying to clinch the deal worth 1.4 trillion won ($1.25 billion) since Seoul gave public notice of its plan in March to introduce four tankers between 2017 and 2019. Seoul initially planned to announce the winner next month. But it... more »

Pygmy Seahorses - cute and fascinating

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Pygmy seahorses can change colour...

Reports say Japan buying 3 Global Hawk drones

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: RQ-4 Global Hawk]Japan will buy three Global Hawk drones and may fly them out of Misawa Air Base, according to Japanese media. State Broadcaster NHK and the Kyodo news agency reported Monday on plans to buy the Northrop Grumman-built Global Hawks along with four E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early-warning aircraft. Defense Ministry officials have asked for funds to buy the drones in the draft of next fiscal year’s budget. They plan to start using them in fiscal 2019 and may base the aircraft at Misawa, in Aomori prefecture, according to the media reports. Reade more

Turkey May Restart Missile Defense Program

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Eurosam Aster-30]Turkey’s procurement bureaucracy is rethinking a multibillion dollar program to build the country’s first air and missile defense program, keeping “all options open,” including scrapping the existing competition and merging it with a longer-range program with better capabilities. That contest has not yet been announced, but procurement officials say one option to overcome the deadlock could be to renew the program. “There is a degree of uncertainty, which requires evaluating all existing options and waiting for a push from the government in one direction,” s... more »

Dark Sword could become world's first supersonic drone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Dark Sword Drone]China's mysterious "Dark Sword" combat drone could become the world's first supersonic unmanned aviation vehicle, reports the website of the country's national broadcaster CCTV. The Dark Sword — known in Chinese as "Anjian" — made quite a stir in 2006 when a conceptual model of the unusually shaped triangular aircraft made its debut at the Zhuhai Airshow in southern China's Guangdong province. The model was subsequently exhibited at the Paris Air Show but has disappeared from future airshows, with no official word on the development of the UAV. Read more

INS Vikrant's Hull Is Torn Open

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: INS Vikrant]For Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, one abiding memory of INS Vikrant is from almost a quarter century ago. In 1989, Sinha, who recently took premature retirement as Flag Officer Commander in Chief (FOC-in-C) of India's Western Naval Command, was the top gun in the 300 squadron that flew Sea Hawk aircraft from on-board INS Vikrant - India's, indeed Asia's, first aircraft carrier. Around that time, INS Virat, India's second aircraft carrier had also entered service, but the Indian navy was short of aircraft. Read more

4-star talks LCS, new deployment plan and more

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Adm. Bill Gortney]In his two years leading the fleet, Adm. Bill Gortney grappled with the budget cuts that canceled deployments, fast-tracked the fleet's new flame-resistant coveralls and developed a new deployment plan that's had a shaky start. Gortney, an aviator who's moving on tolead U.S. Northern Command, spoke about his time at FFC, his views on the littoral combat ship, the challenges that a fleet boss faces, and more in a Nov. 19 sit-down with reporters. Questions and answers have been edited for brevity. Read more

S. Korea conducts military drill to defend Dokdo

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Dokdo exercise]The South Korean military carried out a drill to deter trespassers on its easternmost islets of Dokdo on Monday, the defense ministry said. The drill began earlier in the day on the rocky outcroppings in the East Sea and in its surrounding waters with an aim to repel non-military forces that approach the islets via a sea or air route, according to the ministry. The exercise involved Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard officers, as well as around six destroyers and convoys, fighters and patrol planes, according to ministry officials. Read more

TenCate supplies armour systems for Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships of Royal Danish Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: HDMS Iver Huitfeldt]TenCate Advanced Armour has secured an order from the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for ballistic protection of the Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The armour systems to be supplied will provide a fully engineered, lightweight solution for the protection of mission-critical areas of the Navy ships. The modular armour kits will be supplied and installed on the ships over the next months. No financial details will be provided. Read more

Russia's New Tactical Nuclear Weapons Program Growing Confident Against the US: Talks of World War III

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Iskander-E missile]Russia has been making headlines left and right recently particularly for its move on Ukraine. Vladimir Putin came in the news following the G20 conference in the Philippine and more talks about its nuclear program and Russian troops in Ukraine. Analysts also point out the disconcerting trend about Russian perspective and its confidence in its military technology and capabilities. Read more

The Australian Navy’s game-changing $1.5 billion warship

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
Thousands of mattresses, pillows and doonas, tonnes of food and water and 400 sailors, soldiers and air force personnel have been installed on the navy’s newest and biggest ship — the 27,800-tonne HMAS Canberra. Known as a Landing Helicopter Dock or LHD — the $1.5 billion warship will be commissioned into service with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and handed over to Navy Chief Vice-Admiral Tim Barrett at Garden Island in Sydney on Friday. The crew of Nuship Canberra (she actually becomes HMAS Canberra at commissioning) have spent the past 18 months training on advanced land based... more »

Number of women joining the Royal Australian Navy grows

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Gabrielle Saunders]As her friends jet off to tropical islands for schoolies, Gabrielle Saunders will be doing sit-ups and swim tests. The school leaver has 11-weeks of intense training ahead of her after joining the Royal Australian Navy on Monday. Ms Saunders, who is from Windsor, was part of the largest of intake of women joining the navy in recent memory. Read more

vlogger Mordeth13 has crippling accident, Needs Your Help

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: IMG_9087] The well known vlogger Mordeth13 has suffered a crippling accident.. *++++++++++* Hey guys, M13 here. I won't be uploading videos for a while. The March tour is most likely cancelled. So if you're booked for the March tour check with me or wait for an email confirming that it will be pushed to the next tour. I actually have someone younger cooller and better looking than me to take over my tours. So they are still happening.YouTube Search : M13 Taiwan Tours.... Click read more I'm known for being a bit of a jerk. But I've always liked to think that I have a g... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 t... more »

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

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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