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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Andrew Slack Asks The 13 Crucial Questions About Ferguson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 minutes ago
Andrew is someone I know from progressive activists circles and who also happens to lead the Harry Potter Alliance, which uses popular culture to make social justice popular. Today he gave me permission to crosspost the 13 questions from his Facebook page. *Guest Postby Andrew Slack* Here are 13 questions I have around Ferguson, numbered but in no particular order of importance. While I realize it's long, I think these questions are important and worth asking about, acting around, and wrestling with: *1) #‎WHYTWELVESHOTS*: Not even in Officer Wilson's telling of the story, did ... more »

FFWN: Be thankful it hasn't happened yet!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 48 minutes ago
For links to all the stories, see: http://noliesradio.org/archives/92117 [image: happy-thanksgiving] Be thankful it hasn’t happened yet It's Thanksgiving 2014. You’re still here – reading this. So…. Be thankful. Be very, *very* thankful. Terrible things have happened. Terrible things are happening. And undoubtedly, terrible things will continue to happen. But it could be a whole lot worse. And yes, I know it’s bad. Every week, Jim Fetzer and I bring you a hideously depressing summary of all of the awful things going on in the world. It’s a TV show called False Flag Weekly News, an... more »

Why The U.S. Plan To Save Iraq Is Doomed To Fail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Iraqi security forces march on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad Nov. 19, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani *Sunni vs. Shi’ite: Why The U.S. Plan To Save Iraq Is Doomed To Fail -- Peter Van Buren, Reuters* If the United States was looking for the surest way to lose Iraq War 3.0, it might start by retraining the failed Iraqi Army to send north — alongside ruthless Shi’ite militias — into Sunni-majority territory and hope that the Sunnis will welcome them with open arms, throwing out the evil Islamic State. Maybe it’s time for a better plan. And the way to find one is by underst... more »

Happy Thanksgiving To My American Friends And Readers

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I have started to get into the habit of taking Thursdays off to do some personal business… But since today is American Thanksgiving, I figure I would say "Happy Thanksgiving" to all of my friends and readers in the United States….. I sure hope everyone in America is taking today to be thankful… But always remember that while you are stuffing your faces with turkey and other fixings, there are many out there that are not so privileged and do need your help… Take the time to give what you can and to lend a helping hand to those in need… One other thing…. Tomorrow is of course "Black ... more »

Volunteers Peacefully Protect Ferguson Small Businesses

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
Oath Keepers on the rooftops in Ferguson! John Karriman, veteran police officer and Academy instructor on guard. pic.twitter.com/E0MvMVM8rd — Stewart Rhodes (@StewartRhodesOK) November 27, 2014 On this American Thanksgiving day we should be thankful for the Oath Keepers.

Kinder Morgan, Stage 4 Symptom of Corporate Cancer, Stage 5 is Democracy`s Death

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 2 hours ago
*Written by Robin Mathews* Kinder Morgan. Economist Robyn Allan in TYEE. Corporate Robbers in British Columbia. The National Energy Board …. A part of the story Robyn Allan doesn’t tell. The story is so large, so corrupt, so – to many, many ordinary Canadian eyes – so criminal - Robyn Allan couldn’t possibly have told all of the Terasen/BC Transmountain Pipeline System story. More has to be laid out. British Columbians must know, first, that the National Energy Board is their enemy – and they must treat it – openly – as that. (Other enemies are more obvious.) In his 2014 b... more »

Have a happy Charles Ives-accompanied Thanksgiving!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*"Certainly one of the things Ives wants to do is to provoke us, to challenge us to think about music in ways we never have," says Michael Tilson Thomas as he talks about and performs Charles Ives's Holidays Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in their PBS series Keeping Score. You can watch the Ives show here.* *by Ken* We've done it before, and by gosh, we're going to do it again: celebrate Thanksgiving with the symphonic poem the American original composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) created to depict *Thanksgiving*, which formed part of his *Holidays* Symphony (or ... more »

IPR and Medicines 31: The Policy Workshop's Hong Kong Dialogue

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
It was another stimulating discussion on "Policy Dialogue on IPR and Innovation", a small group forum for independent and market-oriented Asian think tanks held in Harbour Grand Hong Kong last November 5, 2014 and sponsored by The Policy Workshop (TPW), a NY-based public affairs firm. The night before the Policy Dialogue and after the Lion Rock Institute's Reading Club Salon 2014, TPW sponsored a dinner at the hotel. Our group photo below, a mixture of Reading Salon + Policy Dialogue participants. The small group forum was under the Chatham House Rule, we participants can mention... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*The Geopolitical Impact of Cheap Oil -- Martin Feldstein, Project Syndicate* CAMBRIDGE – The price of oil has fallen more than 25% in the past five months, to less than $80 a barrel. If the price remains at this level, it will have important implications – some good, some bad – for many countries around the world. If it falls further, as seems likely, the geopolitical consequences on some oil-producing countries could be dramatic. The price of oil at any time depends on market participants’ expectations about future supply and demand. The role of expectations makes the oil marke... more »

Ain't No Maidan Allowed Here

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
The US government supported the violent Maidan in Kiev that set Ukraine on path to civil war on Russia's border The US government funded much of violent uprising against Socialist government in Venezuela The US government was linked to 'Occupy Hong Kong' wanting to give China a black eye and balkanized future on and on the story goes The US government opposed the largely non-violent Occupy movement across America the message of the 99% a big threat to the ruling 1% The US government fears the Ferguson inspired protests now happening across the nation violent police sent in to brea... more »

TransCanada astroturfers

Alison at Creekside - 6 hours ago
TransCanada has dumped its US pr firm Edelman 10 days after the Greenpeace leak of documents outlining their joint dodgy strategy to use third party front groups to aggressively attack opponents of the Energy East pipeline, and to do and say what “TransCanada can’t" : "TransCanada immediately denied it had implemented those tactics, which were widely criticized." The leaked docs - some adorned with the TransCanada logo - date back to May and include various tactics for targeting opponents like Council of Canadians using forty Edelman employees and nine TransCanada staffers. TransCa... more »

Inukjuak, Resolute and Grise Fjord

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 hours ago
Inukjuak, Quebec is tragically related to Resolute Bay and Grise Fjord, communities created 2000 km away in the High Arctic. In 1953 Inuit from Inukjuak were involuntarily relocated north by the Government of Canada, essentially, in order to act as flagpoles. They represented Canada's efforts to occupy the uninhabited High Arctic and counter the feared expansionist activities of other nations. Families were split up and relocatees were placed in the cruel position where to survive they had to quickly acquire new hunting techniques in the face of much harsher climatic conditions. ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri waits for the start of a meeting of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna November 27, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader *Oil Prices Plunge After Opec Meeting -- BBC* The price of oil slumped after the Opec oil producers' cartel decided not to cut output at its meeting in Vienna. Opec's secretary general Abdallah Salem el-Badri said they would not try to shore up prices by reducing production. "There's a price decline. That does not mean that we should really rush and do something," he said. Following the announcement B... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Ready For A Thanksgiving Day Dust-Up?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Banning political discussion from Turkey Day would probably be a great idea in many families. But if you have a brother-in-law who parrots, *verbatim*, the most recent Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage show every time he opens his mouth, it's probably hopeless. Place settings of the nice red, white and blue illustration above aren't likely to solve anything. Facts don't penetrate the conservative mind. As Ken made clear when he defined "the whole hulking Modern American Right" Tuesday: *"Our brains are like a fortress, and no way can you come in."* That isn't going to stop someone l... more »

Nov. 27: The news and other bunk....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
We'll start with the news. A big story on A1 for Wednesday tells you all you need to know about the TandT. "Pup has dramatic recovery after being found abandoned". And, sure enough, there's a huge photo of a recovered puppy, with another photo inside. I can imagine the scene in the newsroom now. An editor calls for ace reporter Brent Mazerolle. "Mazerolle, get on on your horse. We have a fast-breaking story. It's about a puppy. Front page stuff. Bring a photographer. Get all the facts." An excited Brent Mazerolle rushes home, and opens his secret closet. What to wear? The Superm... more »

The Time-Lag Diet-Heart Hypothesis - Last Ditch of Opposition to LCHF

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 7 hours ago
In their “Against the Grain” Lancet letter, Jim Mann and co. cited a 2012 Swedish study[1] that correlated a rise in butter and fall in carbohydrate consumption with a later rise in serum cholesterol levels in Sweden, after decades of cholesterol-lowering advice was overturned by a LCHF revolution beginning in 2004. Recently, the Swedish blog Diet Doctor published this graphic showing the continuing decline in heart disease mortality. The LCHF revolution in 2004 hasn’t exactly slowed the decline. In fact, one could say the decline in MI incidents in men had stalled ... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
PROFOUND PIPELINE SPEECH PROFOUND PIPELINE SPEECH   Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Nov. 27, 2014. In 1976 the MNN editor was working at Indian Affairs in Ottawa. One evening I was working late. ... View on mohawknationnews.com Preview by Yahoo

The arbitrariness of detention is determined by what police did and not what they could have done

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
*R. v. Stevenson*, 2014 ONCA 842 [56] Whatever lawful police power, apart from the arrest power, the police may have had to detain the appellant, they did not purport to exercise any such power. The police arrested the appellant. The police conduct at and after the gunpoint encounter with the appellant, is only consistent with a full arrest. The arbitrariness of the appellant’s detention must be determined having regard to the police power actually exercised and not by reference to some other police power which may have been, but was not, exercised: *R. v. Whitaker*, 2008 BCC... more »

Huey Sykes and the News

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
And the award for 'Impartial BBC Tweet of the Day' today goes to... ...drum roll please... Mr. Hugh Sykes. (Applause). Emotive headlines like 'Net #Migration Soars!', are raw @UKIP fodder unless accompanied by cost/benefit analysis (who?why?recruited? etc). — HughSykes (@HughSykes) November 27, 2014

Oops in Ferguson Case

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago

Military And Intellgience News Briefs -- November 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Soldiers prepare turkeys for a Thanksgiving Day meal in the dining facility on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 23, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak *U.S. Bases Around The World Gear Up To Support Thanksgiving For Troops -- Stars and Stripes* AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — Thanksgiving is not a holiday for cooks, professional or amateur, on or off base. At Aviano Air Base, Mary Ann Lauro, the executive chef of La Bella Vista Club, and a handful of helpers on Wednesday were preparing Thanksgiving lunch for more than 200 people expected to fill the dining room on Thursday. T... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 27th November)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 8 hours ago
300,000 paid less than minimum wage. Yet in the past year, no companies were prosecuted The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings for the Office for National Statistics recently found that about 287,000 workers were paid at less than the minimum wage in 2012, although the TUC puts the figure closer to 350,000. But despite ministers’ claims that the government is getting tough on under-payers,

The Egypt Code: The Mystery of 10,500 BCE

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Brandon West* - "In spite of the inflexibility of the egyptologists, the ancient Egyptians themselves are speaking to us clearly..." The post The Egypt Code: The Mystery of 10,500 BCE appeared first on Waking Times.

To My American Readers .... Happy Thanksgiving

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*How The Civil War Created Thanksgiving -- Kenneth C. Davis, New York Times* Of all the bedtime-story versions of American history we teach, the tidy Thanksgiving pageant may be the one stuffed with the heaviest serving of myth. This iconic tale is the main course in our nation’s foundation legend, complete with cardboard cutouts of bow-carrying Native American cherubs and pint-size Pilgrims in black hats with buckles. And legend it largely is. In fact, what had been a New England seasonal holiday became more of a “national” celebration only during the Civil War, with Lincoln’s p... more »


War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his China's counterpart Xi Jinping (RIA Novosti/Mikhail Klimentiev) *No, Russia and China Aren’t Teaming Up Against America -- Kyle Mizokami, War Is Boring* The odd couple of totalitarian regimes is less powerful than you think. In mid-November, Russian defense minister Sergey Shoigu flew to Beijing for high-level military talks. Shoigu was scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan to discuss “current issues of international and regional security and bilateral military and military-techni... more »

SWP Bullies London Black Revolutionaries

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
I'm not familiar with London Black Revolutionaries but looking at their Facebook page it appears they do some very good, if not strictly lawful, work. From active solidarity with the homeless and immigrants, to protesting against racist police murders in the US, they're a refreshing change from the would-be Lenins of the far left. As you might expect, hearing a bandwagon trundling along in the distance, the SWP tried to get a piece of last night's LBR-arranged 5,000 strong 'FromLondon2Ferguson' protest outside the American embassy. According to this LBR statement below, the SWP didn... more »

The MIlitary - Arms Race Continues In The Pacific

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning with support ship. IMINT *Pacific Militaries Rising -- Michael Auslin, Wall Street Journal* While the growing weapons capabilities of Asian nations make the threat of war more serious, they may also encourage diplomacy. The Royal Australian Navy this week commissioned its newest and largest warship, joining Japan and China in the aircraft-carrier club. It’s a reminder that Asia is set to see increasingly capable navies and air forces operating in its regional waters and skies. While this development raises the potential for international confli... more »

For The First Time Since The End Of The Second World War There Will Be No U.S. Aircraft Carriers In East Asian Waters (For About 4 Months)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan travels through the Pacific Ocean with other ships assigned to the Rim of the Pacific 2010 exercise, north of Hawaii, July 24, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord *East Asian Waters To Be US Aircraft Carrier-Free For A Time -- Nikkei Asian Review* TOKYO -- Defense policymakers in Japan and the U.S. are privately voicing concern about the total absence of U.S. aircraft carriers from East Asian waters for four months next year. Budget constraints at home, combined with the rise of the Islamic State group in the Middle... more »

Happy Thanksgiving

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
From left to right, clockwise: Pork gravy, broccoli, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, homemade mashed potatoes, Charlene's Cheesy Potatoes, pork loin with cherry preserve topping, Bell's stuffing and a fine but inexpensive bottle of Riesling. Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours. Please have a safe, happy holiday.

Stop the Harmonisers: Stop the Destruction of Humanity

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 9 hours ago
Yesterday on BBC Radio Cymru, I heard a news item which incensed me to the point that I nearly crashed my car into a lake! The offending item concerned an imperialistic globaliser who has made the outrageous statement that the Welsh language is holding back the people of Wales and preventing them from enjoying the cultural and economic joys which their English neighbours enjoy! The item continued to state that the globalist oracle considers the Eisteddfod to be an anachronism which should be abolished in favour of the English cultural experience. The globalist attack upon the We... more »

Andrew Mitchell, plebs, the police, the BBC...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Keeping with stream-of-consciousness, a blog that monitors BBC bias should be able to 'live blog' some 'breaking news'. I've just returned to my computer to find that an important(ish) news wave is breaking on the shoreline and various media surfers are likely to be riding it, so how is it being covered?... I've clicked first onto the Sky News website. Its lead story is: *Judge Satisfied Mitchell Did Call Cops 'Plebs'* The judge at the former chief whip's libel trial says events "do not reflect well" on him and finds his account "inconsistent". Now, this is a surprise. I thought A... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago

It's All About The Money-- It's Not About The Thanksgiving

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Last summer we looked at legislation Alan Grayson proposed to end the over-militarization of local police departments, long before "Ferguson" became synonymous with overly militarized local police departments. Grayson's amendment failed-- by a lot-- 62-355, only 19 Republicans and 43 Democrats having the foresight and wisdom to back it. One of the 43 Democrats who did vote correctly was Hank Johnson, who represents the suburbs west of Atlanta all the sway out past Covington. He's using the issue to try to raise money. His e-mail sounds creepy: Dear justice seeker, We are gainin... more »

Americans Are The New Indian: Russell Means

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video* - Native American activist Russell Means explains how modern Americans are now seen as the new indians on the great reservation, USA. The post Americans Are The New Indian: Russell Means appeared first on Waking Times.

Stephen Harper - the Worst Prime Minister in Canadian History

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Stephen Harper* * The Worst Prime Minister in Canadian History* Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, not satisfied with dragging Canada into the sewer of Neo-Nazi support in Ukraine....is joining with the US in trying to skuttle a planned UN meeting on Palestine to be held in December in Geneva. This man pretends to care about women and children....but what about the women and children being terrorized in the open prison camp........!!!!! that is *Gaza*? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAvViXi5tQs *(I am not allowed to upload this video directly on my blog...but ... more »

Creating Your Own Reality – How’s that Working for You?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Ellen Dye* - "In the midst of difficult circumstances, the most constructive thing we can do is to consciously reach for those higher vibrations..." The post Creating Your Own Reality – How’s that Working for You? appeared first on Waking Times.

This is Black History

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago

'Newsnight' - punch-ups and pulled punches

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
I haven't watched *Newsnight *much since Evan Davis replaced Jeremy Paxman and, so, was rather expecting that Ian Katz and Evan Davis would be doggedly persisting with their 'gently, gently' approach to political interviewing. Having watched this week's editions so far though, it doesn't look as if they are. In fact, it's been quite a while since I've heard such a pair of unfriendly, interruption-filled interviews as those between Evan Davis and Conservative MP Owen Paterson on Monday's edition (over Mr Paterson's deeply Eurosceptic proposals) and Emily Maitlis and Conservative ... more »

The Rise of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un’s Little Sister

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New Kim On The Block: The Rise of Kim Jong Un’s Little Sister -- Time* But who exactly is Kim Yo Jong? At last, a North Korea rumor proves true: all year, Korea watchers have been buzzing about the rise of Kim Jong Un’s little sister, Kim Yo Jong. She popped up at her father Kim Jong Il’s December 2011 funeral, then reappeared next to her brother on election day in March of this year. (Yes, North Korea has elections, of sorts.) Experts speculated that her presence at a high-profile political event signaled that she was on the rise within the regime but, as with many things in th... more »


Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*have a happy.*

The First Thanksgiving

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
"Stools of stumps made good seats for the Pilgrim population. The Indians sat on the ground, gnawing on deer bones, tearing fowl apart, and lapping up the very ancient and rancid butter with grunts of appreciation. It is a pretty picture to think of." - from Old Glory, by Samuel Eliot Morison A harvest feast did take place in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621, probably in mid-October and the Indians who attended were not even invited. It later became known as "Thanksgiving" but the Pilgrims never called it that. The pilgrim crop had failed... more »

NATO's Secret Armies in Europe; Interview with Daniel Ganser

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
"This week on SOTT Talk Radio we're discussing the biggest story never told in modern Europe: *NATO’s secret warfare against European civilians*. Proxy wars, false-flag terrorism, assassinations, economic warfare, color revolutions, interfering in elections... it's no secret that the U.S. establishment has done all that (and more) through its application of a psychopathic 'strategy of tension' around the world since the Second World War. What is *not *generally known is that such 'secret warfare' was also taking place in Europe. For the briefest of moments, CIA and MI6 coordination... more »

The price of GAS!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
The invisible hand has been bent backwards for decades but now we realize that yep, conservation decreases demand in a good way. Gas Taxes lead to lower fuel costs, its simple economics,

OPEC Decides Against Output Cuts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Oil Prices Plummet As OPEC Decides Against Output Cut -- USA Today* VIENNA — Oil prices fell sharply Thursday after the powerful oil collective OPEC said it would't intervene in global markets and cut production levels to stem oil prices that have fallen 30% since June. Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali Al-Naimi delivered the news as he left a meeting of the cartel in Vienna. Crude oil prices plummeted 2.7% to $72.61 a barrel following the annoucement. In June, prices were as high as $115 a barrel. Energy ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, led by... more »

U.S. Officials Are Reporting That Military Operations In Afghanistan Will Remain Unchanged

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*US Says Military Operations in Afghanistan Remain the Same -- Voice of America* U.S. officials say the activities of U.S. and NATO troops remaining in Afghanistan after December have not been changed. Media reports this week, however, have said that more U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan. The reports also say troop actions will be expanded. A Pentagon spokesman said U.S. forces will not seek Taliban targets. But he said anyone creating a threat to U.S. or Afghan forces will, in his words, "become fair game." A U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. combat mission will ... more »

Mensajes de Amor y Amistad con Tulipanes de Colores

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 13 hours ago

Higgs hunters: a weird citizen science project

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
The ATLAS Kaggle Higgs contest made a lot of sense. Today, some NYU+Oxford folks from ATLAS – working with the Zooniverse – have presented something similar. Except that I have no idea how I could usefully help them: It's particle-hunting season! NYU scientists launch Higgs Hunters Project (Phys.ORG) The press release above promotes the website HiggsHunters.ORG where you may sign up (with Zooniverse) and start to classify collisions. *This new ATLAS picture isn't really from the contest but it's fun: it's showing a cosmic ray particle going through the magnetic fields in the det... more »

Afghan Taliban Claim Responsibility For Today's Attack Against UK Embassy Workers. Diplomat Among Those Who Were Killed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*British Security Officer Among Six People Killed In Suicide Bomb Attack On British Diplomatic Vehicle In Afghan Capital -- Daily Mail* * Terrorist detonated huge explosive device as he drove alongside British embassy 4x4 vehicle in east of Kabul * Afghan Interior Ministry say one British national has been confirmed among the dead. Five Afghans also killed * At least three of the Afghan victims were members of a family heading to Jalalabad for a relative's wedding * Identity of British victim not known but embassy spokesman said car was not carrying British diplomats * Taliban claim... more »

Pre sentence custody should be customarily considered at 1.5 to 1

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
R. v. Geddes, 2014 ONCA 838: [3] In *R. v. Summers, *[2014] S.C.J. No. 26, the Court held that the loss of early release alone will generally be a sufficient basis on which to award enhanced credit of 1.5:1. As a result, the Crown now concedes that the appellant's entire period of pre-sentence custody amounting to 537 days should be credited at the rate of 1.5:1 and that the appellant should receive 806 days credit for pre-sentence custody as requested.

Replace Copyright with Patronage

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Copyright is silly because its a pyramid scheme. The so called original thought was only there because of a vacuum. The song or plot always existed someone just discovered it. I am not saying there was not a form of genius involved or real discovery. Nevertheless with every plot and note copyrighted the creative process is restrained. Its so obvious in music where the notes are all copied but skewed enough to hold off the lawyers. But I mean honestly listen to pop today, or country music everyday, every song sounds the same. Legions of players backed by legions of lawyers find som... more »

The Science and Practice of Gratitude

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - "Be thankful for what you have. When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, remember the 1,000 reasons you have to smile..." The post The Science and Practice of Gratitude appeared first on Waking Times.

An 1985 documentary on entanglement

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
If you have 40 spare minutes, here is a 1985 documentary about quantum entanglement. It begins with a rather cute discussion of the Einstein-Bohr debates. I wanted to see what the people were saying in the documentary because it was shot shortly before I began to learn quantum mechanics myself – and it's "in the middle" between the 1950s when the professional physicists were sensible about the foundations of quantum mechanics and the 2010s when the idiocy seems to prevail. So what will we get if we make an observation in the middle? We get a mixed bag, as you may guess from th... more »

Governments and Climate Change

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk/ Our present masters would have us believe that markets are the *sine qua non* of human existence. Conversely, they claim that government is the bane of human existence. They see its purpose as enslavement. It is, they say -- always and everywhere -- a threat to human freedom. But history proves, Linda McQuaig writes, that markets have never developed new technologies. In fact, it has been government which has -- again and again -- supported their development: In fact, virtually all previous major technologic... more »

The Senate Democrats' Messaging Czar Will Always Disdain Progressive Ideas

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
This photo of Schumer never surprised me; I went to high school with him There are some good reasons to be unenthusiastic about the congressional action that eventually came to be known as Obamacare. It didn't go nearly far enough towards the modern universal, single-payer system that is desperately needed. And compromises with special interests left unconscionable profits flowing to Big Pharma and Big Insurance. But these aren't the criticisms economic royalist Chuck Schumer-- the Senate Democrats' messaging czar-- was whining about at the National Press Club Tuesday. Schumer's argu... more »

Islamic State War News Updates -- November 27, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Syrian Regime Bombards Islamic State Stronghold -- Wall Street Journal* *Many Civilians Killed, Say Activists and Residents* BEIRUT—Syrian warplanes pounded the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold of extremist group Islamic State, killing dozens of people, according to residents and antigovernment activists. The U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has also attacked Raqqa as recently as Monday, showing how Western interests are aligning with those of President Bashar al-Assad ’s regime on at least one front in the multisided Syrian civil wa... more »

The Costs To Battle The Islamic State Are Starting To Soar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses questions from U.S. military members during a town hall meeting in Baghdad, Nov. 15, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen *Costs Soar In War Against Islamic State -- Walter Pincus, Chicago Tribune* The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount. The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel may be one of them, but I want to focus on the dollars and sense, and by the latter I mean explaining more about what we are doing. The Obama administration's request to Congress for an additio... more »

Thursday night Short Shorts, Day of Doom Approaching Version

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Dajia River, Taichung.* The election is two days away and observations are descending on me in all directions from eyes sharper than mine own. Come along for the ride... On Taichung, a longtime watcher of Taichung politics observed the other day that the amalgamation of city and county, which hurt Hu in 2010, is helping him now. The local factions (note: I did not say gangs) in the city and county have worked out understandings, the powerful local factions have made their peace, and above all, money has been committed to them and their patronage networks. Integration of city and c... more »

Fort Carson Troops Will Deploy to Ukraine?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Surely looks to me that the US/NATO war machine is looking for war. Not peace. WAR.* *How else to explain more American soldiers going to the Ukraine? * Fort Carson is located near Colorado Springs ( I had to look that up) It appears to be a long term move, or at the very least, there appears to be no end date for this deployment. Will more soldiers be sent at a later date? What’s going on? *"This is not going to be a three-week or a month deployment,*" said a source at the post familiar with the new mission. The Army hasn't said how long the division troops will be overseas,* leav... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( November 27 , 2014 ) Focus on Syria , Iraq , Lebanon and Jordan

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Links...... *US in Talks Over Arab Boots on the Ground* *More US Attack Planes Head to Iraq, But ISIS Targets Elusive* *Qatar Training Syrian Rebels With US Aid: To Fight Assad and ISIS* *How a French Truck Driver Became a Target of the US Air War in Syria* Syria Raids on ISIS Killed 95: Monitor Syrian FM: Russia to Boost Relations With Assad Tweets..... *Syria Direct* ‏@SyriaDirect 2m 2 minutes ago THE LINES OF ALEPPO: Regime advances target supply lines of the increasingly isolated rebels of eastern Aleppo [image: Embedded image permalink] *Syria Deeply* ‏@SyriaDe... more »

Maureen Lipman: Miliband pandering to anti-Semitism masking as anti-Zionism

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
"Inadvertantly or not, he is pandering to the anti-Semitism masking as anti-Zionism, which is once again sweeping across Europe." Maureen Lipman right on the money again... More here http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/maureen-lipman-steps-attack-miliband-israel/but not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC.

Iraq's Governor Of Mosul: Taking Back Mosul From The Islamic State Will Be 'Easy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Mosul Governor: Liberating City Will Not Need Big Battle -- Rudaw* Taking Mosul back from the Islamic State (ISIS) should not be too hard, the chosen governor of Iraq’s second city said in an interview with Rudaw. Atheel Nujaifi had to flee when the radical Islamic group invaded in June. He says he is getting ready to return, with military forces working in and outside Mosul toward that end, and Americans helping to train them. The killing of the ISIS governor in an American air raid was one step in that process. Nujaifi says that the ISIS coalition in Mosul has crumbled since th... more »

We Are All Pequots Now

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 16 hours ago
It's that most exceptional time of the year, when we bow our heads in thanks, celebrating the birth of the great American hegemon. It's time to get all nostalgic about the myth of the beneficent and libertarian pilgrims, escaping as they did from the persecution of being regulated and taxed by the government. Admittedly, this whole Thanksgiving holiday bounty thing is kind of hard if you live in a place like bankrupt Detroit, and are experiencing your own forced colonization by the deregulated puritanical plunderers of Wall Street. Grim men in austere suits are seizing all that di... more »

How Corruption In Iraq Is Crippling The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Iraqi Army personnel take part during an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in Jurf al-Sakhar, October 27, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud *Graft Hobbles Iraq’s Military in Fighting ISIS -- New York Times* BAGHDAD — One Iraqi general is known as “chicken guy” because of his reputation for selling his soldiers’ poultry provisions. Another is “arak guy,” for his habit of enjoying that anis-flavored liquor on the job. A third is named after Iraq’s 10,000-dinar bills, “General Deftar,” and is infamous for selling officer commissions. They are just... more »

U.S. Intensifying The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A jet from the U.S.-led coalition flies in the sky over the Syrian town of Kobani as seen from a hill in Tal-Hajeb village that overlooks Kobani, October 7, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer *U.S. Adds Planes to Bolster Drive to Wipe Out ISIS -- New York Times* SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — The United States is shifting more attack and surveillance aircraft from Afghanistan to the air war against the Islamic State, deepening American involvement in the conflict and presenting new challenges for the military planners who work here in central South Carolina, far from the targets they will... more »

To My Readers on Thanksgiving 2014

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 17 hours ago
First of all, let me wish all of my readers a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that your day is one long string of happy moments. Now, let me note that the remainder of this Thanksgiving post centers on living life via my faith in Jesus Christ. I realize that some may not wish to continue […]

Author interview with Mike Philbin - author of Custodian (free planet #1) - Hunters of Reloria

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
*two competing trilogies - one raped homeworld* many thanks to Australian writer Kasper Beaumont who just interviewed me on her Hunters of Reloria website to talk about writing the novel Custodian and where we go (as a race) with the Free Planet vs War World series. I've shown the Free Planet and War World trilogy covers because (even though Chimericana Books is publishing the six books Custodian & Tandem, Liberator & Watcher and Reaper & Kumiko in 2013 thru 2015) there may be plans to rework, update and release both trilogies as two 200,000+ words books in 2016. Here's a LINK TO T... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Stabilization of release protocols is now complete

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*Stabilization of release protocols is now complete* by ÉirePort Stabilization of release protocols is now complete. *Preparation for "mass release" is now complete.* Attendant Gaia Light Influx is concomitant. Fluctuations are finished. Flames of Higher Transformation soon visibilizes for all hu-manity. Prepare in Consciousness for Mass Expansion. *It is done.* ÉirePort | November 27, 2014 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-tk

Greece Updates ( November 27 , 2014 ) - Major Greece Strike underway and Failure to reach deal with Troika lead items of the day

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Tweets... Top news story *TOI World News* ‏@TOIWorld 38m 38 minutes ago *Greece* paralysed by major *strike*, flights cancelled http:// timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/G reece-paralysed-by-major-strike-flights-cancelled/articleshow/45295272.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=TOIWorldNews … Times of India [image: View this content on Times of India's website] Greece paralysed by major strike, flights cancelled - The Times of... Greek labour unions staged a 24-hour strike that cancelled hundreds of flights, shut public offices and severely disrup... more »

OPEC Meeting ( November 27 , 2014 ) - Will OPEC cut oil production in the face of US Shale Production rivaling the Saudis ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Zero Hedge.... [image: Tyler Durden's picture] 19 US Shale Areas That Are Suddenly Endangered, "The Shale Revolution Doesn't Work At $80"Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/26/2014 - 15:41 *“Everybody is trying to put a very happy spin on their ability to weather $80 oil, but a lot of that is just smoke... The shale revolution doesn’t work at $80, period.”* [image: Tyler Durden's picture] For The World's Largest Rig Operator, The "Recovery" Is Now Worse Than The Post-Lehman CrashSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 11/26/2014 - 12:24 The last time the world's largest oil and gas drill... more »

Our Favorite Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 19 hours ago
Elf on the Shelf. It seems your either love him or hate him. We have our own little elf named Pixie that comes to visit just for fun. She doesn't get into too much trouble, just a little mischief here and there. Here are some of my daughter's favorite places that she has found Pixie. Rolling down the stairs in a toilet paper roll. My daughter thought this one looked like so much fun, that she lamented that they didn't a roll big enough for her to roll down the stairs too. "Snowball" fight with the doll house toys. Just some blocks and mini marshmallows and Pixie had herself a snow... more »

Egypt would be interested in purchasing a FREMM multi-mission frigate from France

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
According to French financial newspaper La Tribune, Egypt would like to quickly procure a FREMM multi-mission frigate from France, following the deal the country has just signed with DCNS for four Gowind 2500 corvettes (the lead ship to be built in France and the 3 others to be built in Egypt as part of a transfer of technology). Egypt is reported to have requested a FREMM for as early as 2015. La Tribune is reporting that France could sell Aquitaine class Frigate Normandie which is set to be delivered to the French Navy by year end. Read more


Gforce at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 20 hours ago
by Dawn Johnson THIS IS FACT THIS CANNOT BE DENIED THIS CANNOT BE DEBUNKED Let's look at the definition in the dictionary According to Wikipedia " interrogation" covers various aspect of getting information a from a person by asking questions to downright torture. link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrogation Definition of Torture *Torture*is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological painand possibly injuryto a person (or animal). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture. Therefore Torture is a type of interrogation which causes the subject to feel pain and eve... more »

China Negotiating to Buy Russian S-400 Anti-Aircraft Missile Systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: S-400 Triumf]Russia is in the process of selling cutting-edge S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to China, which would hand Beijing a defense system capable of deterring even the most advanced air powers from infringing on Chinese airspace, the Vedomosti newspaper reported Wednesday. China this fall signed an agreement with Russia's arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, that calls for the delivery of at least six divisions of the S-400 system costing over $3 billion, the paper said citing unidentified Defense Ministry and industry officials. The report comes a week after Rus... more »

French minister to push for Rafale deal during visit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian is set to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday to push for early conclusion of the Rafale fighter plane deal that has been pending for the last three years. He will meet his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar on December 1 and the two are expected to discuss bilateral relations in defence, including the 126 fighter jet deal. He would also be given a guard of honour. Almost three years ago, India shortlisted Rafale as the preferred platform to replace the ageing MiG-21 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force. The deal, however... more »

IAF’s UAV crashes near Bhuj town

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Crashed Heron UAV]The Indian Air Force’s UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) aircraft crashed at Mankuva village near Bhuj while doing it’s routine surveillance at Bhuj on Wednesday. Defence PRO, Wing Commandar Abhishek Matiman said, “It is a Heron UAV that was in air and crashed near Bhuj. The IAF is looking into the reasons behind the crash and a court of inquiry has been ordered”. The IAF officials said that the UAV was in air since last few months for its routine work of surveillance, security, collecting and providing information to the Air Force on movements around the air b... more »

Vikramaditya may sail to Mumbai

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: INS Vikramaditya]India’s largest and most costly warship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, is likely to visit Mumbai in the next fortnight, according to sources in the Indian Navy. While Naval officials remained tight-lipped on the decision, sources indicated that the purpose of the visit is to conduct trials to check its operability from Mumbai and an undisclosed set of tasks. “We need to check how the ship can operate from the Mumbai harbour, which is also the INS Viraat’s home port,” said an officer. Read more

East Asian waters to be US aircraft carrier-free for a time

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS George Washington]Defense policymakers in Japan and the U.S. are privately voicing concern about the total absence of U.S. aircraft carriers from East Asian waters for four months next year. Budget constraints at home, combined with the rise of the Islamic State group in the Middle East, are limiting the American fleet's ability to operate in Asia. Temporarily at least, not a single aircraft carrier will be deployed in East Asia. Japanese and U.S. officials fear having no U.S. carriers, which have long been the bedrock of the region's stability, could tempt North Korea a... more »

Labour: Navy chief should quit over Clyde threat

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 26 GCS]The head of the Royal Navy should be “made to walk the plank” and get the sack Labour MPs have demanded after he suggested that the next generation of frigates could be built in France and not on the Clyde. The issue of where the new Type 26 frigates are to be built dominated Scottish questions in the Commons following The Scotsman’s revelations about Admiral Sir George Michael Zambellas’ threat to take the contract abroad. Admiral Zambellas said: “The acquisition process looks for a solution to give us what we need. The affordability question… depends on the be... more »

Dutch navy helicopters over the skies of RNAS Culdrose

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: NH90 helicopter]Dutch navy helicopters have begun a three-week training stint in West Cornwall. Three NH 90 Maritime helicopters from 7 (NL) Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Navy along with 60 aircrew and engineers have arrived at RNAS Culdrose. They are also working with Flag Officer Sea Training at Devonport to hone their maritime skills alongside RNAS Culdrose’s Fleet Air Arm's Merlin Mk2s. Read more

Our concerns about the common core are not just "noise"

skrashen at Schools Matter - 20 hours ago
Sent to Reading Today, November 27, 2014 "Moving beyond the noise of the common core" (Nov/Dec 2014) reads like advice from a mature adult to excitable children: don't pay attention to the critics, just embrace the core. Focus on implementation, on making the common core work. But many of us are convinced that the common core is a disaster, a tsunami that could destroy American education. Our concerns are not "noise." They are very serious. Briefly, there is no need for the common core: The problem in American education is not teacher quality, nor is it a lack of tough standard... more »

PayPal has permanently limited my account

John Friend at The Realist Report - 20 hours ago
I received a rather surprising email from PayPal yesterday morning indicating that my account had been permanently limited due to alleged violation of a particular section of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy. The email read in part: From: service@paypal.com Date: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 7:09 AM Subject: Your account has been limited To: john.robert.friend@gmail.com RE: Notice of PayPal Account Limitation Dear John Friend, We have recently reviewed your PayPal account activity and determined that your receipt of payments related to www.therealistreport.com/ violates PayPal's Acceptable U... more »

Investigating Dark Matter.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydvic9aG5BE&feature=player_detailpage My readers may or may not know this, but I have been working with an associate to revisit what we think we know about electron flow and Tesla's efforts to tap the global power potential. We are using a working conjecture that describes so called Dark Matter. This is easily derived from my theoretical work on the fundamental particle pairing that I also describe provisionally as the neutral neutrino pairing. It is my conjecture that these pairings also then self assemble to decay into an electron positron... more »

Italy Captures Mafia Initiation Rites on Film, 40 Arrests

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is another example of how the confrontation between the Mafia and the Police is steadily stiffening and the possibility of a real victory is clearly improving. However the true death blow must come by the adoption of a working drug management program at the least. This will not stop other channels of criminality but it will at least decimate the resources available. Such a step can not be too far off now. The changes taking place in the USA is already cutting deep into the illicit market. Their clear early success will open the door for these methods to be adopted univ... more »

Democrats Lost More Than an Election in 2014

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: http://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/nancy-pelosi.jpg?w=1100] What is happening is a real revolution and both parties are missing the key point. The public has generally come to clearly understand that empowering the Federal government to do any form of social engineering is naturally disastrous and cannot work. That naturally means that the people are organizing somewhat outside the normal avenues and are expressing their opinions and ignoring the nonsense of politicians. What has happened is a loss of trust and the party that addresses that with practica... more »

Evidence for Pre-Clovis Inhabitants of Americas Emerges from Sea Floor

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*12 August, 2014 - 03:18aprilholloway * *Evidence for Pre-Clovis Inhabitants of Americas Emerges from Sea Floor* *- See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/evidence-pre-clovis-inhabitants-americas-emerges-sea-floor-001961#sthash.Hlzstwy5.dpuf* I posted on this discovery some years ago, but it is now worth a serious revisit. Since then DNA data has been acquired that has placed this conjecture on a strong footing. We now have pre Clovis artifact under key Clovis sites and those are dated to times contemporaneous with the so called Soluterain c... more »


Gforce at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 21 hours ago
By Dawn Johnson On the 14th November 2014,on Blog Talk Radio, followers and listeners like were shocked to hear a confession that Drake Kent Bailey freely admitted he had tortured a North Vietnamese POW. The programme is 3 hours 4 minutes and 2 seconds long At 57:40 mark, You can hear his confession here http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drakebailey/2014/11/14/thursday-update-show-replacing-last-nights-debacle . Below is a transcript how Drake described how it came about and what he did in graphic detail to a North Korean POW . (Be warned, you may find the contents of this transcript di... more »

IAF in a fix over VVIP copters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AW101 VVIP Helicopter]The Indian Air Force is in a bind over its “lalbattis-in-the-sky” that are now “mothballed on the ground”. It has asked an equally vexed defence ministry to make up its mind on what it should do with three super-luxury AW101 VVIP helicopters that were meant to fly the President, Prime Minister and other dignitaries but have been dismantled and stowed in protective casing in a hangar at the Palam air base. The helicopters are occupying valuable space in the airbase. The IAF decided to mothball them since former defence minister A.K. Antony decided on Ja... more »

PLA's nuclear arsenal slowly eroding US Pacific defenses

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: JL-2 SLBM]China's nuclear forces are expected to become more lethal and survivable against US defenses in the Western Pacific within three to five years, according to a report published by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission as cited by the Jane's Defence Review. "Estimates of China's nuclear forces and nuclear capabilities by non-governmental experts and foreign governments tend to be higher than US estimates," the publication said in response to the commission's report. China's nuclear forces will become more powerful and deadly after more road-mobile nuc... more »

Air Warfare Destroyers cursed by infighting, says ‘rescue report’

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hobart class DDG]The confidential plan to rescue the nation’s largest defence project, the $8.5 billion construction of Air Warfare Destroyers, has been sabotaged by bitter infighting, risking a fresh blowout in costs and casting a pall over the future of naval shipbuilding in Australia. The AWD rescue report, commissioned by the government and obtained by The Australian, warned in April that failure to take action to fix the troubled program within six months would trigger fresh delays and costs, and would “debilitate” the future of naval shipbuilding. Almost eight months ... more »

Australian support for France’s nuclear force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Francois Hollande & Tony Abbott]In his final press conference during his state visit to Australia, French President Francois Hollande praised the contribution of Australian companies to France’s nuclear strike force. However the full translation of these comments went missing from the transcript published by Prime Minister Abbott’s office. Standing beside Tony Abbott at a joint press conference in Canberra on 19 November, French President Francois Hollande highlighted the important collaboration of French and Australian corporations in the defence sector. Speaking in French,... more »

8 Toxic Household Products You Should Avoid

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 21 hours ago
*Anastasia Pantsios* - "A lot of these common products are toxic, something we know more about now than your family did back in the day..." The post 8 Toxic Household Products You Should Avoid appeared first on Waking Times.

What the Fake Syria Sniper Boy Video Tell Us About Media Experts

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*November 27, 2014 *(Maram Susli - NEO) Many mainstream media websites helped a fake video go viral this month. The video showing a young Syrian boy running through sniper fire to save a little girl, was exposed as a fake when the Norwegian producer Lars Klevberg made the fact public. One of the stated aims of the Norwegian film makers was to “see how the media would respond to a fake video." This article examines how that experiment went. The western press very quickly accepted the video as real and used it to support the US administration's narrative on Syria. Many top US news ... more »

Toucans, Woodpeckers, Jays, and Squirrels, OH MY!

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 23 hours ago
Had an awesome day two days ago. I had walked over to the kitchen sink to put something in there, and looked out the huge window that overlooks the backyard. In the papaya tree, which is about 10 feet outside the window, was a toucan! We have seen toucans at the house before, but usually pretty high up and far away in trees. This was SO CLOSE. The toucan was eating a papaya. We don't pick them as we were hoping eventually animals would come eat them, and I so lucked out! I took some pics through the kitchen window as I did not want to go outside and scare the toucan away. A... more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Have a safe and very happy Thanksgiving, folks!

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Deep Still Blue”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Deep Still Blue” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3lcidv5ZrE

Andrew Sorkin Wants To Know Why Elizabeth Warren Doesn't Understand That A Bankster Who Is a Protégé Of George Plimpton Is A Different Breed Of Bankster

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Antonio Weiss with Lazard Frères chairman Michel David-Weill at the Frick Collection Autumn Dinner (2013), proof that banksters appreciate art and should run the world Saturday we looked at the reasons why Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are opposing President Obama's nomination of multimillionaire bankster Antonio Weiss for a cush position as a Treasury Under Secretary. Progressives would like Obama to stop nominating anti-social Wall Street criminals to government positions-- i.e., people like Weiss. Andrew Ross Sorkin, a *NY Times* columnist and CNBC host (for the reactionary... more »

Reduce Footprints is on hiatus

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
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Paul Craig Roberts' reflection on the meaning of Thanksgiving: "When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they don’t know what they are celebrating." "Thanksgiving became a national holiday with the completion of the Reconstruction of the South after the War of Northern Aggression and the extermination of the Plains Indians by the Union generals in the 1870s. This taints Thanksgiving as a celebration of the preservation and expansion of the American Empire and accurately reflects the goal of the political forces behind Lincoln."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *What Americans Celebrate On Thanksgiving Day — Paul Craig Roberts* ------------------------------ November 25, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter What Americans Celebrate On Thanksgiving Day Paul Craig Roberts When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they don’t know what they are celebrating. In American folklore, Thanksgiving is a holiday that originated in 1621 with the Pilgrims celebrating a good harvest. Some historians say that this event is poorly document... more »

Paul Craig Roberts' shocking revision of the American history that we've all been taught in school was immediately supported by Prof. Thomas DiLorenzo, who has studied and written extensively about the many falsehoods in American school books put there to conceal U.S. government war crimes.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *The War Crime Deniers: Guest Column by Professor Thomas DiLorenzo* ------------------------------ November 26, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter The War Crime Deniers I was pleased to see my article, “What Americans Celebrate on Thanksgiving,” reprinted on LewRockwell.com together with Professor Thomas DiLorenzo’s article reminding the Lincoln Cult that numerous distinguished historians have documented the extraordinary war crimes committed by Lincoln and his ... more »

Ferguson: When Is Everyone Going To Wake Up To The Government and Police Protest Tactic Of AGENT PROVOCATEUR and LOOTING?

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 1 day ago
*Our Top Story: Government and Police Agent Provocateurs are at it again...WHOOPS! I mean...LOOTING AND MOLOTOV COCKTAILS BY PROTESTERS IN FERGUSON* *The first thing you will hear in the "news" about every major protest is: "LOOTING" (and to some extent "MOLOTOV COCKTAILS"). * *Here's why:* First, you need to realize that for every major protest since the 1960's, the government has employed the AGENT PROVOCATEUR/LOOTING strategy. That is a strategy where the government sends in people who work for them to mingle with the protesters and "LOOT" so the media can then discredit the... more »

"A Deep Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it."- YouTube/NASA "It helps to put things in perspective here on our frenetic little planet with a look at this extraordinarily powerful and moving video of the Hubble Space Telescope mapping of the Universe, whose known size is 78 billion light years across. The video of the images is the equivalent of using a "time machine" to look into the past to witness the early formation of galaxies, perha... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago

Gangstalkers Record Brain Frequencies for Torture with Electronic and Acoustic Weapons

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 1 day ago
*now this is very disturbing but valuable information . .. forever testing, poking and prodding the unsuspecting & trusting public . . .* [image: Skizit Gesture] Skizit Gesture *May 7, 2014* Americans are being selected for disposal, no indictment, no trials, no jury. Go directly to torture and death sentence. Thousands of Americans are deliberately being murdered after being selected fo... more »

"The Human Touch- 5 Seconds Equals a Thousand Words"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Human Touch- 5 Seconds Equals a Thousand Words" by Nicholas Bakalar "Researchers have found experimental evidence that a touch can be worth a thousand words, that fleeting physical contact can express specific emotions — silently, subtly and unmistakably. Scientists led by Matthew J. Hertenstein, an associate professor of psychology at DePauw University, recruited 248 students, each to touch or be touched by a partner previously unknown to them to try to communicate a specific emotion: anger, fear, happiness, sadness, disgust, love, gratitude or sympathy. The person touched wa... more »

"In the Inbox"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In the Inbox" From: Coordinator of Volunteer Services "We have a young man, thirty-six, on hospice, who has a very young child. They want someone to help him do a life review and perhaps put some pictures together for he and his wife so the child will know him. Call me if you are willing to do this." The next time, friend, your life seems too hard, check your Inbox. - Jose Orez

"The Difference Between Stress And Burnout"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Difference Between Stress And Burnout" by Kari Henley "Clearly the stress barometer in our country, and around the world, is escalating. The reaction to the recession has moved from shock and fear, into anger and rage. The honeymoon of President Obama's 100 days has evaporated into gun carrying dog fights, screaming matches, and the high hopes of "Yes We Can" have deteriorated into, "Is This Ever Going to End?" Research shows that some stress is important in our lives. It keeps us on our toes, helps to strive toward goals, and makes us feel alive. The hormones related to feeli... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Thanksgiving: A Time To Imagine"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Thanksgiving: A Time To Imagine"* By Frank Joseph Smecker "Imagine if aliens from a galaxy light-years from Earth, decide to seek out a New World. Imagine they discover Earth, it’s the New World, they assume. And they pursue a relentless campaign of occupation, colonizing the planet. One by one, these aliens systematically remove, with much violent force, the people of the planet, starting with the First World dominant culture, because, of course, they’ll want what that culture has: access to the land and resources which that culture controls. Imagine these aliens succeed with su... more »

Nutrition: "Sunflower Seeds- Nature's Anti-Depressant, And More"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Sunflower Seeds- Nature's Anti-Depressant, And More"* by NaturalNews "Sunflowers are the earthly representation of the sun. They have such an affinity for the life giving force that they twist on their stems so their faces can bask in sunlight all through the day. Photons from the sun are stored in the DNA of the sunflower, making its seed resonate with the photons in human cells. This resonance is good for mind as well as body, and makes sunflowers one of the top foods for fighting depression. If we believe that we are what we eat, it is clear that nerves depend on what they are... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Well of course, never enough "stuff"...

"The Pilgrims Should Have Been Thankful for a Spirochete"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Pilgrims Should Have Been Thankful for a Spirochete"* By Madeleine Johnson "Rat urine. As we feasted on succulent turkey, moist stuffing, and glistening cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, the furthest thing from our minds was probably rat urine. Yet it’s quite possible that America as we know it would not exist without rat urine and leptospirosis, the disease it spreads. The disease conveniently cleared coastal New England of Native Americans just prior to the Pilgrims’ arrival and later killed the helpful Squanto. It still lurks among us, underdiagnosed, an emerging menace. ... more »

"Holiday Stress Advice"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Holiday Stress Advice"* by Dr. Phil McGraw "My dad used to joke that holidays are that time of the year when you find yourself thrown together with people you don't really know that well or have much in common with any more. You spend too much time jammed into too little of a space, and wind up making each other miserable all in the name of "togetherness!" Dad wasn't a humbug and he was kidding... well sort of kidding. He just saw what could happen when, as he put it, we start "over-expecting" and romanticizing at Thanksgiving and Christmas. And let's be honest, if your family i... more »

#walmartstrikers + international buy nothing day = don't shop at walmart

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
I don't know when people starting calling the day after US Thanksgiving "Black Friday," but the expression has become synonymous with over-consumption, empty consumer culture, and the bizarre importance assigned to hunting for bargains. And what a bargain it is: a multibillion-dollar corporation sells a piece of crappy future landfill at an artificially low price by manufacturing it halfway around the globe with child labour, dumping toxins into the environment, and paying its own customers sub-living wages. In return, consumers agree to see nothing and know nothing except the price... more »

In the firing of SecDef Chuck Hagel, the person who comes out looking best (or least worse) is Chuck Hagel

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*In announcing Secretary Hagel's departure Monday, President Obama said only good things about him, but people who work for the president had already made sure that the secretary looks like a bumbling, stumbling fool.* *by Ken* Somebody, or I guess I should say *somebodies*, in the White House, the Pentagon, and the media went to a lot of trouble to portray now-lame-duck Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as a bumbling nitwit, so out of his depth, if not stumblingly incompetent, that even President Obama, who doesn't hardly fire anybody, had to give him the ax. I got to watch a little ... more »

"I've been wondering why it's taking twice as long to build a house now than it used to”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Why do we take these things for granted? Why have New Zealanders taken it lying down? John is 78 years old. He spent most of his working life in the construction industry. He tells me there are still far too many elderly people [in Christchurch] who have not had their damaged houses fixed. This is a bloke who can look at how a house is being built and provide a real, educated assessment of the situation. "I've been wondering why it's taking twice as long to build a house now than it used to. We used to price a three-bedroom house on a timeframe of 400 to 600 hours. In th... more »

VFP Member Attacked by Cops in St. Louis

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Veterans for Peace member Russell Johnson from Asheville, North Carolina was arrested at St. Louis city hall today as the crowd of a couple hundred was dispersing after sitting on steps to building....he was walking away from the city hall steps and was slammed to the ground from behind......more than 100 riot cops attacked the non-violent protest...he's now got a dislocated shoulder and was released from jail about 7:00 pm. He was taken to an emergency room by another VFP member who did not return to the office where we are sleeping on the floor until 2:00 am.

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