Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

4 Nov - Blog I'm Following

11:02pm MST

Iraq / Syria War Regional Updates ( November 4-5 , 2014 ) -- Comprehensive report on state of play in Syria and Iraq...

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 58 seconds ago
Tweets.... *Moon of Alabama* @MoonofA · 10h10 hours ago New on MoA: "Western Training" And The Fight Against The Islamic State - http://www.moonofalabama.org/2014/11/wester n-training-and-the-fight-against-the-islamic-state.html … *Joel Wing* @JoelWing2 · 3h3 hours ago Please read my comprehensive security report for Oct 2014 in Iraq http:// musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2014/11/violence *Al Arabiya English* @AlArabiya_Eng · 1h1 hour ago #British troops to ‘train’ #Iraqi forces - #Iraq http://ara.tv/gztba [image: Embedded image permalink] *Bas News English* @EnglishBa... more »

Steve Israel Failed Miserably This Cycle-- Here's A Taste Of The Next Week Of Posts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Dozens of House incumbents had only nominal-- rather than serious-- opposition this cycle. But only 32 have no opposition at all. Here's the list with each district's PVI: *•* Robert Aderholt (R-AL)- R+28 *•* Terri Sewell (New Dem-AL)- D+20 *•* Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)- R+7 *•* Kathy Castor (D-FL)- D+13 *•* Ted Deutch (D-FL)- D+10 *•* Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)- R+5 *•* Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)- R+2 *•* Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)- R+19 *•* Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)- R+19 *•* Hank Johnson (D-GA)- D+21 *•* John Lewis (D-GA)- D+32 *•* Austin Scott, (R-GA)- R+15 *•* David Scott (Blue Dog-GA)- D+1... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Laundry Detergent

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 hour ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

Re-Visiting the Garrison State in the Age of "Global Terrorism" and Ebola

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
I'm re-running my post on the Garrison State, which continues to hold relevance, as illustrated by this news article: *Which President Cut the Most Nukes?* *http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/sunday-review/which-president-cut-the-most-nukes.html?emc=edit_th_20141102&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000* By WILLIAM J. BROADNOV. 1, 2014 DOVES who once cheered President Obama for his antinuclear crusades and later fell silent as he backpedaled are now lining up to denounce him. A recent skewering by the Federation of American Scientists details how Mr. Obama, despite calling repeatedly for ... more »

Watch Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 hour ago
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The Realist Report - Thomas Goodrich

John Friend at The Realist Report - 1 hour ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined once again by Thomas Goodrich, author of *Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947*. Thomas and I will be discussing the systematic destruction of National Socialist Germany during and after WWII. You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *Hellstorm: The Documentary (Trailer)* - *Exposing the Dresden Deception - The Mad Revisionist* - *New film demonstrates how "Holocaust" narrative was faked - The Realist Report*

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Vienna, Wien, Austria. Thanks for stopping by.

“Chronic Stress: The Hidden Health Risks”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Chronic Stress: The Hidden Health Risks” * By Meryl Davids Landau “According to a recent American Psychological Association poll, nearly a quarter of Americans confessed to currently feeling under "extreme stress." Respondents especially blamed money, work, and the economy—a feeling 50-year-old Sue Wasserman knows all too well. In February, the public relations manager left Atlanta after her job was eliminated by a corporate restructuring and took a new post in Asheville, N.C. When that proved a bad fit, she struck out on her own as a freelance writer and publicist. Though Wasser... more »

"A Chime Of Words..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Yes there is a meaning; at least for me, there is one thing that matters- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people." - Logan Pearsall Smith

Gallup’s 2014 Parent and Teacher Surveys on Common Core

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 hour ago
On October 31, 2014, Gallup released the last of five reports on parents and teachers’ opinions on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). What Gallup does not offer is one concise document including the highlighted survey questions in all five reports. So, I created such a document based upon the contents of the five reports, one of […]

Satire: "Exit Polls Indicate Nation Suffering from Severe Memory Loss"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Exit Polls Indicate Nation Suffering from Severe Memory Loss"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "Exit polls conducted across the country on Election Day indicate a nation suffering from severe memory loss, those who conducted the polls confirmed Tuesday night. According to the polls, Americans who cast their votes today had a difficult time remembering events that occurred as recently as six years ago, while many seemed to be solid only on things that have happened in the past ten days. While experts were unable to explain the epidemic of memory loss that appear... more »

Scientific Explanation Of Near Death Experience

Waking Times at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Video - *Scientific progress has begun to shed light on both the physiological as well as cognitive processes such as near death experiences that take place during clinical death. The post Scientific Explanation Of Near Death Experience appeared first on Waking Times.

“Politically motivated” Treasury posts 24m letters, telling you what your Income Tax and NI is being spent on

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
Fee, KJ and Chris somehow find it in their hearts to forgive Osborne... SOURCE GUARDIAN: Osborne accused of using new tax statements as ‘political propaganda’ George Osborne has been criticised for sending millions of households annual tax statements that show the biggest chunk of their contribution going towards welfare, with trade unions describing it as “political propaganda

Watch Avenge 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 3 hours ago
*Avenge (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.3 Release : 02 Apr 2014 Duration : 88 min Genre : Drama Director : Gregory Christian Writer : Gregory Christian Cast : Aaron Aguilera, Dana Amromin, Mark Arnold, Chris Benton Synopsis AvengeOnce upon a time in Little Italy, a mob widow plots to avenge the death of her husband with the help of the local gypsies. Her vendetta involves supernatural machinations which help to control the fates and destinies of members of the four prominent mafia families: the Moronis, Mancinis, Mascolos, and Assissis. Description AvengeNew Internation... more »

Watch Senior Project 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 3 hours ago
*Senior Project (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.6 Release : 01 Jun 2014 Duration : 85 min Genre : Comedy, Drama Director : Nadine Truong Writer : Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lin Cast : Vanessa Marano, Sterling Beaumon, Kyle Massey, Meaghan Martin Synopsis Senior ProjectThe new kid at school must band with his new classmates for a senior project in order to graduate, but will they find out the secret he's hiding. Description Senior ProjectJoin the International Olympic Committee. Do you believe in the Olympic values? Are you willing to contribute to the success of the Olympic Gam... more »

Watch Birdman 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 3 hours ago
*Birdman (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 9.1 Release : 02 Jan 2015 Duration : 119 min Genre : Comedy, Drama Director : Alejandro González Iñárritu Writer : Alejandro González Iñárritu (screenplay), Nicolás Giacobone (screenplay), Alexander Dinelaris (screenplay), Armando Bo (screenplay) Cast : Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Michael Keaton Synopsis BirdmanA washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. Description BirdmanBirdman new music, concerts, photos,... more »

Tom Magliozzi (1937-2014)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*In 1999 a couple of characters named "Raymond" and "Thomas" were guest speakers at their alma mater's commencement.* *"His laugh is the working definition of infectious laughter."* *-- Car Talk producer Doug Berman* *by Ken* I was going to, er, celebrate Election Day with something suitably snarky, with a wonderful David Sipress *New Yorker* "Daily Cartoon" to illustrate it, but then came news of the death of *Car Talk*'s Tom Magliozzi, and, well, the goddamn election can wait. Tommy gone. In the fine obit below, NPR's Lynn Neary calls him "one of public radio's most popular per... more »

Fukushima: “Official: ‘Fukushima Destroyed Our Life… It Can Destroy History Itself.’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Official: ‘Fukushima Destroyed Our Life… * *It Can Destroy History Itself.’”* by ENE News *“Anjalika Sagar:* “Things have got much worse — and at the same time that things have got much worse, you have an accelerated form of secrecy relating to the level of the contamination in food products, in the sea. We were interested in the politics of how disposable this population has become, where the threat of the earthquakes could possibly contaminate the whole of Japan, which has happened.” *Kodwo Eshun:* "We made a distinction between the nature of an accident and the nature of a cat... more »

Mainstream Media – Patient Zero in the Fear Pandemic

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - "Life is anything but a meditation, and popular media has become the pulpit for psychological terror and for the dissemination of maximum anxiety and confusion..." The post Mainstream Media – Patient Zero in the Fear Pandemic appeared first on Waking Times.

Monsanto’s ‘Director of Millennial Engagement’ Says GMOs Are Cool

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Anastasia Pantsios* - "We are listening and making sure the concerns we are trying to address are the ones people have... so why do people have trouble with this?" The post Monsanto’s ‘Director of Millennial Engagement’ Says GMOs Are Cool appeared first on Waking Times.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

"The FBI: America’s Secret Police"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The FBI: America’s Secret Police"* By John W. Whitehead "We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him." - President Harry S. Truman "Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Intimidation tactics. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment schemes. These are the hallmarks of every authoritarian regime from the Roman Empire to modern-da... more »

Midterm Election Live Blogging: Sink Along With Mitch edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 5 hours ago
OK, despite CNN's and Fox doing their level-headed best to make us forget liberalism ever existed and that, yes, Democrats are actually for elected office this time around, I think we'll see some surprises this year. Granted, ditching the Senate Minority Leader as we did House Majority Whip Eric Cantor during his Republican primary last June won't cure all our ills. But without the Human Saw Horse fucking things up in the Senate, at least the upper chamber will move a little faster. And, no, the Republicans will NOT retake the Senate tonight. Stop. Listening. To. The. Fucki... more »

“6 Right-Wing Disasters This Week: Bill O’Reilly Drops Accidental Truth Bomb”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“6 Right-Wing Disasters This Week: * *Bill O’Reilly Drops Accidental Truth Bomb”* By Janet Allon *"1. Bill O’Reilly: Republicans are afraid of black people. *Bill O’Reilly chatted with radio host Tavis Smiley on Thursday, about how black people are to blame for their economic problems, blah blah blah same old, same old. But Papa Bill also said something simultaneously bizarre and true. He told Smiley that Republicans are “more intimidated than uncaring. I think they’re afraid… I think they’re afraid of, uh, black people, yeah.” Smiley looked both amazed and perplexed. His facial ex... more »

I was Never There

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Yup, move on. Most people where never there but they maintain Zombie priliages.

I work Prince

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Maybe its a metaophr and maybe I am lazy, and do not have the stregtg tioo put into pictures a truth that a million blogs and a thousad govermebt oi=puinion would bw charetirixd as bored. Native peoble have been abused forever The solution is not so simple unless you believe in royalty. I work for Prince Charelse evreyday what would be the differance?

The New Age Maze – Fantastic Beasts and How to Lose Them

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Era Denmark* - "People quickly adopt whatever beliefs mirror their current inner state; most often a state of unprocessed pain and ego." The post The New Age Maze – Fantastic Beasts and How to Lose Them appeared first on Waking Times.

How much reality can I tolerate

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
For everyone who wants a new future based upon a failed past I axe yoi Rehtoric do not pk]==\\\ footBALL or do a single thing to adane a platform built upon specia interest tax breaks this is the sign upon which we need to summon our internatll braveheart Yes U knoqw with the web he had a great passion and intial success but his metor watched as he was drawn and quartered and fir ys tgat should be reassing becayse ub thus wikj=-=d one dollar beyond the grasp equalls planatary success. We lo v=e t = ge ] ruch so many people have not=== ab idea about the eqyatuib and they would st... more »

Well I never knew how much I love you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Van Morrison, Do not waste taxpayer dollars on this threat gooble it!

Live Coverage Of U.S. Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Live Coverage Of U.S. Elections* 2014 Senate Election Results -- Politico Election Results -- Real Clear Poltiics 2014 Midterm Elections Center -- CBS US News: Live Updates -- Reuters Live Coverage of the 2014 Election -- New York Times Election 2014 -- Washington Post Live Blog: Midterm Elections 2014 -- Wall Street Journal Midterm Elections 2014: Live Updates -- ABC News Watch Decision 2014 -- NBC FoxNews.com's Election Night live program -- FOX News US mid-term elections 2014: Live -- BBC Midterms 2014: Obama says 'worst possible states for Democrats since Eisenhower' – liv... more »

METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Houston-raised actress Cindy Pickett was Ferris Bueller’s mom

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 6 hours ago
The daughter of Houston acting teacher Cecil Pickett, Cindy starred in ‘Guiding Light,’ ‘St. Elsewhere,’ and Roger Vadim’s erotic thriller, ‘Night Games.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | November 4, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features actress … finish reading *METRO PODCAST* | Thorne Dreyer : Houston-raised actress Cindy Pickett was Ferris Bueller’s mom

I just deleted everything of circumstance

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
(image to come later for uses that do not think For what reason I suggest you open a CISIS door No I have done nothimg advocated nothing but feedom and know that with my Winchester 40 40 I can bring sense to the populatin that come within my sights and today we have some confusion about imperial and metric and I just want to make this real clar to those that might use mathimatic ignorace to bolster your clam I am going to use my GOD GIVEN ritght to a fierarm to blow away you stupid head what comes and goes comes around.

Untitled

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Humans do such magnificant things this should be our first place do not bomb the human race! Terrorism is just a vine criminals need to be brought to justice and if they gather in one place a drone attack is devine But for the wedding gueast they will react like you or me I am goig kill that drone pilot come hell or hell weather this fucker will pay. Yep we are going eye for an eye. We proved this did not work at home but internatial we got a big gun and nobody will smile when they see its deploymet Just ask yourself something if you demad freedom at home why is the US militaruy living... more »

‘Citizen Interventions’ – The Impact of Resistance to Canada’s Tar Sands

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Chris Rose* - "Citizen Interventions" have cost Canada's Tar Sands energy development $17 billion and have changed the debate over this devastating industry... The post ‘Citizen Interventions’ – The Impact of Resistance to Canada’s Tar Sands appeared first on Waking Times.

Egypt's Most Active Militant Group Swears Allegiance to ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Video Title: Egypt's Most Active Militant Group Swears Allegiance to ISIS! Source: DAHBOO77. Date Published: November 4, 2014. Description:* http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, a statement from Ansar said Monday night. Ansar had previously told Reuters that it sought inspiration and advice from Islamic State, the radical al-Qaeda offshoot that has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria, drawing U.S.-led airstrikes as it tries to remake the map of the Middle East. “After entrusting God ... more »

Objective viess

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
i cold make ths alternative to the drudge repror. But fantasy sells so much better than reality these days. I feel like a confedrat gernral.

Saudi Arabia,aiding the NATO war machine, cuts oil prices again- Attack on the BRICS

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*If you are unaware of the ongoing price war refresh your memory with this post-* *Oil Wars? US/Saudi Arabia vs Russia/Iran* [image: Think about this: four oil producers - Libya, Iraq, Nigeria and Syria - are in turmoil today, and Iran is hobbled by sanctions.]Oil price wars = economic warfare * Then onto the latest: Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices, again!* Futures fell as much as 3.7% to US$75.84 a barrel, the weakest since Oct. 4, 2011. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. reduced December differentials for all grades it ships to the U.S., while supplies to Asia and Europe were priced higher, ac... more »

Watch Iceman Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 6 hours ago
*Iceman (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 4.7 Release : 19 Sep 2014 Duration : 104 min Genre : Action, Comedy, History Director : Wing-cheong Law Writer : Fung Lam, Mark Wu Cast : Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Shengyi Huang, Yu Kang Synopsis IcemanDuring the Ming Dynasty four orphans; Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu are raised in Taoyuan Village and become close to being brothers. Their exceptional martial arts skills allows them to reach the highest rank within the imperial guards. After a successful attempt to kill a Japanese troop leader, the Emperor orders Ying to escort the G... more »

Watch The Remaining Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 6 hours ago
*The Remaining (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : PG-13 Score : 4.6 Release : 24 Sep 2014 Duration : 83 min Genre : Horror, Thriller Director : Casey La Scala Writer : Casey La Scala (screenplay), Chris Dowling (screenplay), Casey La Scala (story), Chris Dowling, Casey La Scala Cast : Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Bryan Dechart, Alexa PenaVega Synopsis The RemainingA supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop. A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and ene... more »

How can we help?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
get off this monkey desigied great silver carbon fueled gold mine.

Hitler's Blueprint: Indian reservations and US genocide

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Starvation and cold at the prison camp of Fort Sumner, New Mexico after the Longest Walk Apartheid and the Holocaust: Genocide of American Indians By Brenda Norrell Censored News Russell Means spoke a great deal about how Hitler used the genocide of American Indians -- starvation on long walks, and slow death on reservations -- as a blueprint for the Holocaust. Here is an article about

Your all going to be fucked tommorw

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Unfortunately you will drag us down with you top down society and killing society is your brand.

Sclice of an insane minde

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
I got children and I got all kind of suppostitons and I constantly surrendder to the pee and at the end of' the day I am a confedrate commuist freedom fighter lost in hstory.

The Teacher to Prison Pipeline in Georgia

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Here are some quotes from the landmark teacher cheating trial taking place in Georgia but not getting much coverage in the blogosphere or the mainstream press. It's a shame because by shining a spotlight on this trial, the country would finally see all that is wrong with high stakes standardized tests linked to teachers' jobs and security. *From The Detroit Free Press* *Ronald Carlson, chair of law emeritus at the University of Georgia, noted that it was rare, if not unprecedented, for teachers to be prosecuted using the racketeering statute. Prosecutors, he said, will attempt to s... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 4, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Six Things To Watch On U.S. Election Night -- Linda Feldmann, CSM* *Election Day is finally here, and for viewers at home – on TV or on the Web – there's plenty to watch. Here's a guide.* Washington — Election Day is here at last. Now all that’s left to do is go out and vote – if you haven’t already – and then make a bowl of popcorn and watch the returns. Here’s a list of things to watch for on election night: *Read more* .... *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 4, 2014* Military Times poll: Troops fed up with politics -- Military Times When Is the U.S. Going to... more »

Where did the butter go? Part 2

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 7 hours ago
I had a look for an Edmonds Cookbook to prove my "peak butter = peak baking" thesis and came across something even more interesting; a League of Mothers Cook Book from what appears to be the 1970's (because metric equivalents are given; NZ went metric in the early 1970's*), however it is a reprint of a book I can trace back to 1951 (and perhaps much earlier if the Art Deco cover is any indication). In New Zealand, mothers had their own union Rivers of butter flow through its pages, and sugar keeps pace. This recipe caught my eye because of its name. Lake Monowai is a lake ... more »

Macro economic data: an instrument for government intervention

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Guest post by Frank Shostak* It is generally held that for an economist to be able to assess the state of the economy he requires macro-economic indicators which will tell him what is going on. The question that arises is why is it necessary to know about the state of the overall economy? What purpose can such types of information serve? [image: image]Careful examination of these issues shows that in a free-market environment it doesn’t make much sense to measure and publish various macro-economic indicators. This type of information is of little use to entrepreneurs. The only i... more »

Matt Miller's Narcissistic Look Back Into His Pointless Congressional Campaign

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Centrism Last week, a professional L.A.-based Beltway centrist, Matt Miller, wrote a self-pitying retrospective of his unmemorable vanity campaign for Congress. Obviously, for the Beltway publication virtually no one in L.A. reads or has even heard of, *Politico*. The FEC reported that Miller raised $848,440-- much of it from his Inside the Beltway cronies-- before coming in 5th with 12% of the vote, behind 2 Democrats, a Republican and a progressive independent. Coming from a DC-insider and a radio background, Miller ran a relatively nasty campaign, calling other candidates names an... more »

Ukraine: Poroshenko breaks Minsk ceasefire- Moving troops- Revoking autonomy laws...

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will ask parliament to revoke a law giving more autonomy to regions, *after the separatists held elections. That is what autonomous regions generally do. Elect their own leadership. Ukraine is sticking to a Sept. 5 cease-fire, *(No it isn't)* Poroshenko said, even as the government in Kiev accused insurgents of continuing to shell Ukrainian forces and Russia of amassing troops and military vehicles in insurgent-occupied Luhansk and Donetsk. The results of Nov. 2 ballots in the two regions will be annulled and the votes redone in government-co... more »

Does Common Core help or hurt in creating more avid readers?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Stephen Krashen Reading Today 32 (3): 10-11. ("Two Takes" section) We need to be concerned about developing avid readers: An impressive number of studies confirms that avid or "self-selected" reading is the main source of our reading ability, vocabulary knowledge, our ability to handle complex grammatical constructions, spelling, and our ability to write in an acceptable style. The Common Core Publishers Criteria mentions self-selected reading: "Additional meterials" should be provided that "ensure that all students have daily opportunities to read texts of their choice on their ... more »

Censored News Fundraiser

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Censored News still needs to raise $260 for the live coverage from the Boarding School Tribunal in Green Bay, WI, for the hotel and airfare in October 2014. We are reader supported news.  We are all volunteers and rely on donations for travel to provide live coverage and authentic print journalism and photos! Thank you! brendanorrell@gmail.com Boarding School Tribunal coverage  by

World News Briefs -- November 4, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A man fills in his ballot as he votes in the U.S. midterm elections at a polling place in Westminster, Colorado November 4, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Rick Wilking *As Americans Vote, Republicans Look For Gains In The Senate -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Voters in the United States took to the polls on Tuesday, casting ballots in midterm elections that could return control of the Senate to Republicans, complicating President Barack Obama's last two years in office. Obama's low job approval rating, partisan gridlock in Washington and a U.S. economy that is not growing broadly enough to help m... more »

No Filter vs Insane

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I got no filter so am I insane I see the truth and push harder on the cystal to assay if it be a diamond or just something made in India with great skill that for every practiacl intent is the same deal. History is moving way to fast for the consumer so they have to adpat to patterns they may not like but have to watch forever. HISTORY you stupid fucks trying decide which facist will be your bride Every man is an animial but somehow we have managed to rear ouselves onto legs and stand up and scrutinize the world around us and come to conclusion that make questions so difficlutl that ... more »

Jack Anderson, the Mormon Mafia and the Selling of AIDS

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
AIDS Town Hall Forum - “Meeting the AIDS Challenge in the 90s.” MAY 14, 1990 from Spike EP on Vimeo. *The Mormon Theology is explicitly White Supremacist.* *The Mormon Theology is explicitly Masonic.* *Mormons are Straight Arrows - they fall outside all the "Risk Groups".* *They run Vegas - They do Missionary work all over Africa.* *They hate black people, but they do missionary work in Africa.* Participants in the forum discuss “Meeting the AIDS Challenge in the 90s.” The participants include Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed an AIDS vaccine, Dr. Robert Gallo, who discovered the AI... more »

Its Hard to be a leader when your white in a multicutural world

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
If West was white he might be in his parents basemetth labs hoping the job at Mcdonalds came through We got lots of problems in the white world for one we are not reproducing the birthrate for white people around the globe is almost half the replacement value are we so ashamed of ourselves we think we shoud not exist? White people are facing the trash can of history We have no mo we exist in the past and everything we did was bad and approiaplty will not last My children are probably the last generation of white people and that is something the world knows thats why GIA has given us... more »

Keith Baldrey Spindoctoring BC Liberal Bootlicker Strikes Again

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
Well , Keith Baldrey, BC Liberal`s spindoctoring bootlicking sad sack is at it again... On Global`s noon news Keith Baldrey was spinning like a top, he announced that BC Hydro and LNG Canada have struck a deal;....! Keith was less than honest, he told a gullible public that LNG Canada(Shell) would be buying electricity for almost double the current industrial rate in B.C..... Keith told the public that this move would calm the fears that residential ratepayers have about subsidizing LNG plant`s power needs... What Keith Baldrey didn`t tell the public is...... That LNG Canada... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Richelieu Unity Strength and Peace'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
RICHELIEU: UNITY, STRENGTH, PEACE Posted on November 3, 2014 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. Thank you.  MNN. Nov. 3, 2014. The MNN editor made these comments to the Quebecois of Sorel Quebec, a city on Mohawk territory near Kahnawake. A sculpture was being unveiled dedicated to the French people. 1710 Iroquois explain Great Peace to Queen Anne’s Court, London. The

In Case We Forgot

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
A classic documentary about the Vietnam war...

A Crime to Feed the Hungry - Where is Jesus When We Need Him?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Fort Lauderdale police charged three men -- including two pastors and a 90-year-old man -- for feeding the homeless in public on Sunday, the first such cases made by the city after the a new ordinance effectively banning public food sharings took effect Friday. The first to be charged was homeless advocate Arnold Abbott, 90, who has been feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale for more than 20 years. Also cited were two Christian ministers -- Dwayne Black, pastor of The Sanctuary Church in Fort Lauderdale, and Mark Sims of St... more »

Supplemental: Maddow continues her cry for help!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 Nonsense every night now:* Rachel Maddow continued her cry for help on last night’s eponymous program. Rather plainly, Maddow has decided to use “our friends at Fox News” as a nightly punching bag. Leaving aside the rest of last evening’s nonsense, let’s examine one part of her opening segment. Maddow had the same peculiar look on her face she has had for weeks now. In the part of her opening segment shown below, she explained what will happen if the GOP takes control of the Senate. Note the wild accusations aimed at Fox based on one statement by Chris ... more »

Oil prices and the future of the middle-east

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 10 hours ago
Part of the cost of US fracking and rise of renewables is the growing irrelevance of the oil producing countries of the middle-east and the appalling scale of violence that may follow in these places. This would happen anyway as production peaked in Saudi Arabia and the other OPEC states in the region, but the appearance of alternative energy sources means that the rest of the world will carry

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 4, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*F-35C Makes First Arrested Landing on Aircraft Carrier -- Defense News* An F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, made an arrested landing aboard a flattop today, an important milestone both in the development of the stealth fighter and in naval aviation history. US Navy test pilot Cmdr. Tony Wilson landed his F-35C on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Nimitz off the coast of San Diego at 12:18 p.m. Pacific Time, according to a news release from Naval Air Forces. The landing, in which the redesigned tailhook worked flawlessly, marked the begin... more »

Locked, Cocked and Ready to Rock the Boat by Rocking the Vote

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
*Yee*-hah! Nothing gets the blood of a political junkie like yours truly stirring like Election Day, midterm or no. Mrs. JP and I just got back from voting at our precinct here in central Massachusetts and, after a kickass lunch afterwards at a local diner, am back home where I'm already beginning to collect preliminary exit poll results. I don't recall if I said it here or just on Twitter but I'll be live-blogging the election tonight until long after the polls close here on the east coast. Obviously, I can't cover all the elections, especially since all 435 House seats a... more »

Why the Jebber will run in 2016

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
The Jebber is in the hunt his nose smells defeat but his heart is beating like a playoff team once the play starts no one know the outcome the mighty fall and all those that jumped off the wagon long ago emerge from the sidelines beating the drum The Banana Republicans face some tough choices during the nomination full nutty Cruze pork laden Christie libertarian to a fault Rand pretty boy Hispanic pretty boy whose name in this rant about entitlement is not worth explaining or a Tran regional WASP with special commando political future training picked a spouse made in Mexico. If this mar... more »

Britain's New Spy Chief Says Some U.S. Hi-Tech Firms Are Aiding Terrorism (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Top UK Spy: Twitter, Facebook Are Jihadi 'Command And Control Networks' -- CSM* Robert Hannigan called on US Internet giants to do more to help fight the militants using their networks to recruit new members abroad. The companies' cooperation has dropped off since Edward Snowden's intelligence leaks became public. In the latest warning from European officials concerned with online recruiting of fighters for extremist groups like Islamic State, the new director of Britain’s surveillance agency said social media have become “the command and control networks of choice for terrorist... more »

Watch Preservation Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 10 hours ago
*Preservation (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.4 Release : 17 Apr 2014 Duration : 90 min Genre : Horror, Thriller Director : Christopher Denham Writer : Christopher Denham Cast : Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Wrenn Schmidt, Cody Saintgnue Synopsis PreservationN/A Description PreservationFor years, Ive been dreaming of Washington, D.C. When you think the top of the preservation world, you think Washington, D.C., right? (Well, I do.),Cylinder recordings, the first commercially produced sound recordings, are a snapshot of musical and popular culture in the decades around t... more »

Libyan Troops Go Wild In Britain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Reuters/Ismail Zitouny *Libyan Troops Go Wild In England -- Nico Hines, Daily Beast* They were supposed to be the “new” Libyan Army. Instead they allegedly went crazy in the streets of Cambridge, assaulting strangers, and brutally raping one young man. LONDON, England — The mantra that we need to train the forces of friendly governments and, for that matter, rebel groups, may have become a staple of every 21st century Western intervention in the Middle East, but sometimes things just go wrong. Really wrong. A new generation of the Libyan army was supposed to be trained in the West... more »

Psychopaths to run country after Armageddon? Clearly Armageddon has passed.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
Because most of the political leadership, globally appears to be psychopathic. *No moral code- Check!* *No feelings- Check!* *No moral code- Check! * *No empathy- Check!* *My bad, I sad no moral code twice*. *Oh, dear me.* Obviously the elites have no moral code. Look at the wars they wage? The elite child molestation rings? *The human trafficking covered up in all the high places, like the UN? * (* I call bullshit on the "unintended consequence" excuse)* The plunder of the masses for the enrichment of the scum that has plundered it's way to the top? Secret documents proposed to ... more »

Burkina Faso Military Chief Vows To Hand Power back To Civilian Control

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Lieutenant Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida meets with opposition leaders in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, November 2, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Joe Penney *Burkina Military Leader Vows To Step Aside As World Watches -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's new military ruler has pledged to hand power to a civilian transitional government, an influential tribal ruler said on Tuesday, a day before a trio of West African leaders was due in Ouagadougou to press the army to relinquish power. The military appointed Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, the deputy commander of the elite presidenti... more »

Paw Print Cupcakes and Fresh Fruit Hedge Hogs

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
My favorite part of the Littlest Pet Shop party that I posted about yesterday, was the food table. The kids loves the snacks and I loved being able to have a variety of options available to them. The food was all relatively easy to pull together and very few things needed any prep work at all. For the Paw Print Cupcakes, you will need cupcakes that are baked and frosted in any color but brown plus Tootsie Rolls. Wash your hands thoroughly and then knead your Tootsie Rolls together until you have a small flat patty. Cut out one large circle and three smaller circles for each cupca... more »

Witnesses credibility and inconsistency

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. A.M., 2014 ONCA 769: [9] First, every witness, irrespective of age, is an individual whose credibility and evidence should be assessed according to criteria appropriate to his or her mental development, understanding, and ability to communicate: *R. v. W. (R.)*,[1992] 2 S.C.R. 122, at p. 134. [10] Second, no inflexible rules mandate when a witness' evidence should be evaluated according to adult or child standards. Indeed, in its provisions regarding testimonial capacity, the *Canada Evidence Act*, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-5, eschews any reference to ÒadultÓ or Òch... more »

Boat in ice, Cambridge Bay Nunavut

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

Supplemental: It’s another one of those pitiful days!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014The inquiring minds at Salon:* The so-called democratization of media has taught us many lessons. Elite gatekeepers are no longer there to censor and sift the things we can hear. Each separate tribe now gets to have its own say. This morning, the corporate “liberal” tribe was saying the things shown below at Salon. These reports were all sitting there when we clicked to a site which started out as an intelligent liberal org: *The right’s Lena Dunham nonsense just won’t stop* Imputing predatory notions and alleging "abuse" is really an attempt to silence ... more »

Reviewing a civil jury verdict

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
Stilwell v. World Kitchen Inc., 2014 ONCA 770: [33] First, the standard of review of civil jury verdicts is exceptionally high. A civil jury's verdict should be set aside only where it is so plainly unreasonable and unjust that no jury reviewing the evidence as a whole and acting judicially could have arrived at the verdict: *Boucher v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp.*, 2014 ONCA 419, 120 O.R. (3d) 481, at para. 49; *Goodwin (Litigation Guardian of) v. Olupona*, 2013 ONCA 259, 305 O.A.C. 245, at para. 23. [34] Second, a jury's verdict is entitled to a fair and liberal interpret... more »

An Analysis On The Ukrainian Army Disaster At The Battle Of Ilovaisk

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Battle of Ilovaisk: Details of a Massacre Inside Rebel-Held Eastern Ukraine -- Lucian Kim, Newsweek* Petro Poroshenko, the former chocolate king and recently-elected president of Ukraine, stood proudly on the podium in Kiev’s Independence Square as 1,500 goose-stepping servicemen, armoured vehicles and rocket launchers passed before him. Crowds of smiling families in traditional embroidered shirts turned out to wave tiny yellow and blue Ukrainian flags in the summer sunshine. It was August 24th 2014, the anniversary of the day the country won its independence from the Soviet ... more »

What If Neither Of The Lesser of Two Evils Really Is Lesser Enough?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Bardel, Recchia, Grimm-- there's only one sane choice for NY-11 I'm over the whole concept of even voting for the lesser of two evils any longer. The lesser of two evils is, by definition, still evil, even if not as base as the greater of two evils. I voted for the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein in 2012, not because Obama isn't infinitely better in every way than Mitt Romney but because I am not making electoral decisions based on how someone stacks up against a worthless pile of stinking dog shit like Mitt Romney. Obama isn't terrible and he's had a tough time and history, I susp... more »

Nov. 4: I didn't think they'd publish it.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 12 hours ago
When the UN published its report on climate change, it said that a) it is almost entirely man-made b)it's largely a result of the burning of fossil fuels c) if continued, it will destroy all life on this planet c) the time we have left to stop it is shorter than earlier realized - in fact, very shortly after the completion of the Moncton Events Centre d) this is the unanimous opinion of most scientists all over the world. It's not just David Suzuki. I didn't think the Irving press would even publish that story. But I guess it was too big to ignore. (Of course, it's not too big to li... more »

Ukraine President Poroshenko Orders The Army To Key Cities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ukraine Crisis: Poroshenko Orders Troops To Key Cities -- BBC* *Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has ordered army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities in case of a new rebel offensive.* Mr Poroshenko said the units were to protect Mariupol, Berdyansk, Kharkiv and the north of Luhansk region. He spoke after meeting security chiefs in the wake of disputed polls in rebel-held areas of Donetsk and Luhansk. He said he was still committed to the current peace process but has proposed cancelling a key plank of the plan. The peace process was laid out in a 5 September c... more »

Is Comcast Stealing Your Bandwidth?

2old2care at Because I Can - 12 hours ago
That's a good question and you should think about it very seriously especially as more and more things become internet dependent. Case in point. I hold down a full time job. The only time I am at home during the day is when I am sick. In the past year, I have been home sick 2 days. On BOTH of those days - at 8am - my internet bandwidth basically disappeared at my home. This leads me to believe that Comcast was re-routing the bandwidth to their business customers and away from residential customers during the day. At night - I can have multiple livestreams, social media sites and web... more »

Digging up the Past and Digging into the dirt: RV, GCR, New financial system Updates

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 12 hours ago
Synchronicities. Sooooooo funny. Or not, depending on your point of view I guess. We just finished recording this weeks The Collective Imagination show- we were unable to upload live (again, lol, but this time it wasn't an internet issue), and as soon as the show has been uploaded to The One Network I will post the show here. This week on TCI we left the usual realms of The Collective Imagination Radio show and had a very in depth conversation with Lisa and Brian about the latest intel I have received and uncovered about the "New" Financial System. I will be recording the latest... more »

Ukraine President Poroshenko Meets With Security Chiefs. May Rescind Accords With The Eastern Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (RIA Novosti/Nikolay Lazarenko) *Ukraine President In Crisis Talks With Security Chiefs Over ‘Electoral Farce’ -- The Guardian* Petro Poroshenko vows to deal with only ‘legitimately elected self-government bodies, not … bandits who crown themselves’ Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, is to meet his security chiefs on Tuesday after pro-Russia rebels held elections that proved they would never again be ruled by Kiev. Separatist leaders in Luhansk and Donetsk claimed victory in the votes in the east of the country, which Poroshenko condemned ... more »

Inconvenient Questions

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
http://business.financialpost.com/ Word has it that Stephen Harper wants to clamp down on individual liberties on the pretext that national security demands such a clamp down. Murray Dobbins writes that Harper should -- but won't -- answer some very inconvenient questions: The bigger questions remain to be asked and so they won't likely be answered. Mr. Harper, who eagerly adheres to the (simplistic) idea that jihadists "hate our freedoms," might reasonably be asked to explain why he is so eager to destroy those freedoms in response to... more »

Heavy Fighting Reported Between The Libyan Army And Islamists Near Seaport City Of Benghazi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Libyan Army, Islamists Battle in Benghazi -- Voice of America* CAIRO — Arab news channels are reporting heavy fighting in the center of Benghazi between forces loyal to the Libyan Army and the Shoura Council Islamist militias. The army has called on residents to evacuate, amid heavy shelling. Pitched battles were reported in Benghazi's central commercial district of al Saberi, as Libyan Army forces tried to dislodge Islamic militants in control of the area. Libyan TV reported that the Red Crescent evacuated its headquarters in the Jumhuriya Hospital, due to heavy fighting. A Lib... more »

Soft and Powerless?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Ida Lawrence* - The spiritual journey is ancient. Are we intuitively led and guided despite the ego? The post Soft and Powerless? appeared first on Waking Times.

Wild Bill: Has some important advice for the citizens of this country...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*it's Reckoning Day.* *We're not having a tailgate party, but we are going to have breakfast out.* *It's pumpkin pancake time at Denny's... * *or* *Country Fried Steak and Eggs (with a side of pumpkin pancakes?)* *or * *maybe a Grand Slam (with pumpkin pancakes, of course)...*

Top US General In NATO Paints A Grim Picture Of Relations With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of the U.S. European Command General Philip Breedlove speaks during a news conference at the National Defence headquarters in Ottawa May 6, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Chris Wattie/Files *More Troops Needed In E.Europe Amid Ukraine Threat, Says NATO General -- Baltic Times* NATO should boost its presence in eastern Europe amid growing security challenges in the region, NATO general Philip Breedlove has said. Breedlove said he was asking the Pentagon for more troops and equipment in Europe amid fears of a growing resurgent Russia, the D... more »

Lambton CPC: Nuthin' to Hide?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 14 hours ago
Recently, DJ! nosed around and found that some crisis pregnancy centres in Canada do indeed have ultrasound machines believed by fetus fetishists to have the magical property of dissolving women's will for autonomy. Which is odd, considering that they claim NOT to be medical facilities, but, just, you know, counselling and information centres with sidelines in mom-n-tots drop-ins and baby clothes. In fact, in Ontario, the Ministry of Health does not fund these fake clinics or regulate them specifically because they are not medical clinics. What to make then of this promotional vide... more »

U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Tells Fellow SEALs To Not 'Spill Secrets'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Navy SEALs Commander Attacks 'Selfish' Soldier Who Killed Osama bin Laden For Violating Elite Force's Values By Agreeing To Tell-All Interview For 'For Financial Gain' -- Daily Mail* * Rear Admiral Brian Losey hit out at those who violate SEAL 'ethos' * Derided unnamed soldier for seeking 'public notoriety' and cash * Did not directly address 'The Shooter' in letter but made clear reference * SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden due to tell all on Fox News next week * Follows other warnings from the Pentagon - and legal threats The commander of the Navy SEALs has lashed out at the 'selfis... more »

Nuke Boys Like Alcohol

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*This chair is at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D., on the Minot Air Force Base. There has been a series of firings of commanders lately - take a close look at the words on the patch on the chair. Click on the photo if you need a larger view. * I was up earlier than normal this morning in order to help set up our table at the Bath polling station. Selma Sternlieb took the first two-hour shift so I came home and immediately did an interview with PressTV in Iran. They wanted my comment on a story about nuke silo commanders being fired that was published in the mili... more »

Why You Should Only Use Fluoridated Antibiotics as a Last Resort

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Did you know that fluoridated antibiotics are among the most dangerous pharmaceuticals out there? The post Why You Should Only Use Fluoridated Antibiotics as a Last Resort appeared first on Waking Times.

Disgusting and Cruel School Lunches Prompt Massive Student Boycott

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Heather Callaghan* - It's not so much the school they take issue with, but the shady food company to whom they are contracted... The post Disgusting and Cruel School Lunches Prompt Massive Student Boycott appeared first on Waking Times.

New York City Drops Loser School Strategy

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
In a clear repudiation of everything that Gates, Broad, and the Waltons stand for, New York City officials have returned to some semblance of sanity after a long reign of educational terrorism. May the contagion spread. From the NYTimes:

Is President Obama's Islamic State Strategy Doomed For Failure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
President Barack Obama meets with his national security advisors in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 7, 2014. Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza *Obama's ISIS Strategy: Doomed For Failure -- Robert W. Merry, National Interest* *"He remains mired in the same thinking that started with George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 and has generated growing chaos in the region ever since." * In the spring of 1956, the prominent U.S. columnist Joseph Alsop, who enjoyed wide access to world leaders around the globe, traveled through the Middle East on an extended ... more »

Scotia Bank Got Harper's Tax Cut - Have Made $5.7 B Profit So Far In 2014 AND NOW WILL CUT 1500 Jobs!!

leftdog at Buckdog - 15 hours ago
*Here is how things are working in Stephen Harper's corporate paradise .. formerly known as 'Canada' ....* "TORONTO - *Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) warns that it's cutting the equivalent of 1,500 jobs companywide — about two-thirds of them in Canada [...] Despite the magnitude of the announcement, the bank said it remains on track to meet its 2014 financial objectives. Like Canada's other major banks, Scotiabank has been extremely profitable — with a total $5.57 billion of net profit in the first three quarters of 2014.* *"Today's announcement is a result of making some difficult but neces... more »

THE WAY WE ARE: A ball of confusion!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014Part 2—“Clarity,” as seen by the Times:* It’s a bit like what they used to say about New England weather: If you don’t like the weather, wait a while. So it was with Richard Perez-Pena’s New York Times news report. The report appeared atop the front page of last Tuesday’s National section. For part 1 in this series, click here. In his opening paragraph, Perez-Pena delivered an unpleasant statistic: “among undergraduates who replied to a survey, at least 17 percent of women [at MIT] said they had been sexually assaulted” during their time on campus. If yo... more »

Be Cynical: Vote

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Happy Meh-term Day, everybody! I trust that all of you will be doing your civic duty and casting your votes today. I know, I know.... voting in the Age of Citizens United is like casting your line into the muddy waters and hoping you'll snag a piece of old plastic instead of a rotting animal carcass. But take it from one who knows: despite what President Obama says ("Don't be cynical! Vote!") it is indeed possible to be both a cynic and a voter. All you have to take with you to the polls (besides an ID card if you are voting in a red state while brown or black) is your tongue, held ... more »

There are many YouTube articles on whether or not you should buy silver, some pro, some con. How do we know who to believe? Well, when I saw that this one is by Dave Kranzler I knew this was the one to watch. Why? Because Paul Craig Roberts teamed with Kranzler to prove manipulation of the (paper) gold market. Bottom line: Paper silver is similarly being driven down, but much deeper than gold ...to a value lower than it costs to mine it. So buy physical silver now and expect its value to leap upward by a factor of 3 or 4 the day the dollar crashes ...which could be as soon as 6 months from now.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 15 hours ago
------------------------------ http://youtu.be/cs_pzztR7KI Banksters Gut Silver To Protect Fiat Paper Ponzi -- Kranzler SGTreport.com *Published on Sep 21, 2014* It's the same old song, silver gutted by Bankster cartel paper in order to protect their fiat Dollar Ponzi scheme. Dave Kranzler joins us to discuss what's next and how low silver could go despite the very real demand for PHYSICAL metals throughout Asia. Cherchez la Verite

Ted Cruz Has Plans For A Republican-Controlled Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Do fascists now control the Senate GOP? Curtis Haas and Ted Cruz Former Colorado congressman and virulent racist Tom Tancredo wrote on some fringy, far right website that if the GOP captures the Senate today the GOP leadership should move immediately to impeach President Obama. So? Who cares what a crackpot like Tancredo, a private citizen with absolutely no mainstream credibility, has to say? How about if someone just as unhinged was saying the same kind of stuff but from inside the U.S. Senate? Did you watch *House of Cards*? If so, do you recall the "Tea Party bullhorn," a far rig... more »

Superfoods with Strongest Immunity-boosting Power

Waking Times at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Meme - *Dr. Fuhrman offers his rating of various superfoods based on their power to boost the immue system. The post Superfoods with Strongest Immunity-boosting Power appeared first on Waking Times.

What US-America Needs is a Revolution

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
Two super-corrupt political parties. Murderous imperialists. Torturers. War criminals. Who are now possessed of the idea that they have the right to arrest people without charges; hold them without evidence; and imprison them forever or kill them, without due process. Sorry "liberal democrats" but you lost me at "arrest people without charges." And shameless Wall Street shills. Wall Street banksters committed deliberate, genuine fraud, to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars, requiring (for them) bail-outs to the tune of trillions of taxpayer dollars. And not one of them was... more »

Locals Know Best: Community Action Is Game Changer for Containing Ebola In Sierra Leone

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
This is a guest post by Dehunge Shiaka, Researcher and gender expert in Freetown Sierra Leone This is the second post in a series by Shiaka, which is meant to provide an insider’s perspective on living in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. The first one can be accessed here. To access our linkages posts Continue reading

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*'Alarmist' green groups made 'exaggerated' claims about global warming, UN climate change scientist says* Green groups have been unhelpfully “alarmist” in making the case for tackling global warming - but the world now needs to take urgent and radical action if it wants to prevent dangerous climate change, leading UN scientists have said. Some claims that non-governmental organisations have made about climate change “have undoubtedly been exaggerated”, Professor Myles Allen, one of the lead authors of a major new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Distorted Education Attack Ads Hide the Facts* Political campaigns across the country are heating up—thanks in no small part to all the hot air surrounding accusations about alleged “cuts” to education funding. As I explain in a recent USA Today column: In North Carolina, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has been savaging her opponent, Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, for allegedly cutting $500 million from the state’s education budget. In the Wisconsin governor’s race, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is being attacked by challenger Mary Burke for allegedly engineering “the larges... more »

Tuesday night shorts + links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*In Hsinchu* CNN hosts President Ma spouting in fine 19th century blood and soil mode: All our efforts in Taiwan have aimed at showing ethnic Chinese societies around the world that the imported concept of democracy can take root, germinate, and grow into a big tree on purely ethnic Chinese soil." Crap from beginning to end: all the KMT efforts were to fight and suppress democratic development, and at the other end, "purely ethnic Chinese soil"?? No wonder the man has 14% approval ratings even from media outlets friendly to his party. Tomorrow there will be a media flap, no biggie.... more »

Pakistan requests GRC43M cutters from US

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: GRC43M Cutter]The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of global response cutters (GRC43M), support and associated equipment to Pakistan. Under the estimated $350m FMS programme, Pakistan has requested eight GRC43M cutters, in addition to eight outfitted 25mm or 30mm naval gun systems, 32 M2-HB .50 calibre machine guns and 32 7.62mm guns. The proposed package comprises eight 8m rigid inflatable boats, ballistic / armour protection of critical spaces, command and control equipment, communication equipme... more »

Glitch in Sukhoi-30 voice recorder tape

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Su-30MKI Flanker]The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the Sukhoi-30 MKI that crashed on October 14 near Pune, leading to the grounding of 200 Russian-origin fighter jets, stopped recording pilot communications minutes before the crash, said a top government official familiar with the investigation. The glitch has further deepened the mystery surrounding the crash, the fifth accident involving a Su-30 during the last five years. The official said there was no record of conversations in the cockpit at least five minutes before the crash as the tape had run out. The development... more »

Multiverse and the measure problem: no progress

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Off-topic, CERN:* former ATLAS spokeslady Fabiola Gianotti was chosen to be the next CERN Director General. Congrats but it's since 2016 and she may very well miss the first big post-Higgs discoveries. ------------------------------ *Interstellar:* the reviewers seem totally captivated by the black hole blockbuster. Yesterday, Natalie Wolchover and Peter Byrne wrote an article for the Quanta Magazine: In a Multiverse, What Are the Odds? It's the first part of a series. The article has received no comments so far and no other media reacted. My reactions to this silence is mixed: ... more »

Poland to buy short-range missiles amid tensions with Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Surface to Air Missiles (SAM)]NATO member Poland on Monday invited manufacturers of short-range surface-to-air missiles for technical talks for a planned military revamp amid heightened tensions with Russia. The defence ministry said the new acquisitions will be part of a planned anti-missile shield and air defence system which is pegged to cost 7.1 billion euros ($8.8 billion). A supplier will be chosen in 2016, according to officials. Read more

Japan Set to Launch First Homegrown Fighter Jet Since World War II to Counter China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mitsubishi ATD-X]The Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD – X), a stealth jet fighter, which has been in the making for four years, is expected to take to the skies for the first time in January next year, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Japan's World War II defence manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is currently undertaking a final ground test of the prototype fighter also referred to as 'Shinshin', which it will deliver to Japan's Defence Ministry in April next year. The government is expected to conduct further tests to verify the jet's capabilities before... more »

Griffiss, NUAIR Test First Unmanned Aircraft System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: NeuroN UAS]Griffiss and NUAIR Alliance have successfully completed the first test-flight of an Unmanned Aircraft System at Griffiss International Airport. The aircraft tested was a Logos Technologies parafoil system, which combines a fabric wing with an aircraft body. The parafoil was tested for its ability to carry significant loads for its weight class and Logos’ flight control approach for inexpensively delivering supplies. Read more

Here Are The 'Complex' Russian Air Incursions That NATO Is So Concerned About

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter Typhoon & Tu-95 Bear]Tensions between Russia and the West have been steadily growing over the past few months, as there has been a sharp uptick in Russian bombers and fighters flying missions over Europe. This increase in activity has taken place against the backdrop of a frozen conflict in Ukraine, which has already pitted Russia and the West against each other. This rise in tensions, summarized succinctly in a recent brazenly anti-Western Putin speech, has led to Russian aerial incursions being viewed with increased hesitance. Read more

U.S. Marines to Retire Harrier Fleet Earlier Than Planned, Extend Life of Hornets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AV-8B Harrier]The U.S. Marine Corps will phase out the Boeing AV-8B Harrier II jump jet by 2025 — about five years earlier than planned — and will instead extend the life of its fleet of aging Boeing F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters, according to the service’s recently released 2015 aviation plan. In previous years, the service had said it would replace its increasingly older fleet of original model Boeing F/A-18A – D Hornet strike fighters before retiring the Harriers before replacing both fighters with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Now, the... more »

Historic first F-35 landing on carrier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Two Joint Strike Fighters successfully landed aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz Monday, in what is considered the new Navy fighter jet's coming out party and an historic day in naval aviation. Both F-35Cs caught the "three wire” – the third of four cables stretched across the deck, considered a bullseye in Navy flying -- putting an extra patina of success on the first day of sea trials for the next-generation American jet. "We're excited to have taken this step," said Vice Adm. David Buss, the Navy's "Air Boss" who oversees the sea service's aviation fleet. "We’re going to use th... more »

Navies of friendly countries keen on Indian sonars

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: ABHAY (Compact Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) System)]India is looking to export indigenously developed hull-mounted sonars and negotiations are at an advanced stage with the navies of three to four friendly nations. SONAR (an acronym for Sound Navigation and Ranging) is used to detect underwater targets. Like radar, used to detect long-range aerial and other targets, sonars have applications in underwater surveillance, communication and marine navigation. Three units of these sonars have been exported to Myanmar. Officials from Bharat Electronics Limited and the Naval Physical an... more »

Thales presents its new integrated mast I-Mast 500 at EURONAVAL 2014

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
In a tentative to combine its different existing products, Thales proposes its new integrated mast I-MAST 500. I-Mast 500 integrates a I-Mast 400, already installed on Dutch OPV Holland class, and an APAR Active Phased Array Radar. Thales I-Mast 500 offers all the necessary capacities needed by modern ships. With the growing number of electronic systems that must be installed on ships today (Radar, communication, ISR, guidance systems, etc...) arises the problem of electronic interferences. Thales find a solution at this problem by gathering the different systems in an unique integ... more »

Russia, China Continue Negotiations for Su-35S Fighters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su-35 Flanker-E]Ongoing changes in the political and military landscape have prompted Russia and China into a stronger military and industrial alliance. Both countries feel increasingly isolated by the U.S. and its allies. Yet while the expansion of ties between the Russian Armed Forces and China’s People’s Liberation Army comes as no surprise, it has proven slow to materialize. Russia started negotiations to sell the Chinese on a batch of 24 Su-35S single-seat multirole fighters in 2012. Speaking to the media recently, an official with Russia’s arms export agency Rosoboro... more »

North Korean Submarine Threat Overstated, Arms Analysts Say

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Project 629A (Golf II) class SSK]North Korea remains years away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine even as its leader Kim Jong Un seeks to expand the fleet’s range and firepower, weapons analysts said. “If the North decides to pursue such a capability, it is likely to take years to design, develop, manufacture, and deploy an operational submarine-launched ballistic missile force,” Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., chief analytical officer at AllSource Analysis, wrote last week on 38 North, a blog run by the U.S.- Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Ad... more »

Neo-Cons and Corporate Fascists for Hong Kong Democracy?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
Many "Occupy Central" supporters now admit the US National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) role in ongoing chaos in Hong Kong and simply say, "so what?" Here's what... *November 4, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - James T. Griffiths of the South China Morning Post was preparing a hit piece on analysts exposing the US role behind Hong Kong's ongoing street protests organized by "Occupy Central." Through a series of various logical fallacies, Griffiths was attempting to undermine and discredit these alternative news sources that have filled in the missing pieces intentionally left out ... more »

"Rise of ISIS" Documentary Points All of The Blame At Maliki, Wrongly

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Source: PBS.* *"Frontline: The Rise of ISIS* (Tuesday, PBS, 10 p.m.) gives answers. It’s a must-see background investigation and it lays blame. It doesn’t outright condemn, but the conclusion is easily found – blame is laid at the feet of Nouri al-Maliki, who was prime minister of Iraq from 2006 until 2014, and the Obama administration, which dithered neurotically while al-Maliki created the condition for ISIS to flourish. I’ve watched it twice and concluded that the issue of Islamic State is less about religious fundamentalism than it is about gangsters and testosterone-driven ... more »

Watch Maps to the Stars 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Maps to the Stars (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 6.9 Release : 21 May 2014 Duration : 111 min Genre : Drama Director : David Cronenberg Writer : Bruce Wagner (screenplay) Cast : Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska Synopsis Maps to the StarsThe Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Stafford's clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remak... more »

Musical Interlude: Logos/Arcan, “Beauté Eternelle”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Logos/Arcan, “Beauté Eternelle” - https://www.youtube.com/

Gaius' Quick Senate Scorecard for 2014 Races

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
-by Gaius Publius As we move to election day, I'd like to offer the following as a quick scorecard, a list of Senate races to watch. In the following table, the first seven races (bolded) are those marked "competitive" by the *New York Times* in an interesting interactive write-up. The second group (Roman font) lists races I'm interested in, for a variety of reasons. In some, the Republican is likely to win (for example, McConnell, Collins, Capito). In others, the Democrat is given at least a chance (Pryor, Landrieu). The Weiland race you've likely read about; he has an interes... more »

Conflict and judicial recusal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Conflict of interest remains a challenging area for judicial officers. The recent Newfoundland and Labrador decision in Cabana v. Newfoundland and Labrador, 2014 NLCA 34 suggests that disqualifying conflict may not be present in matters where Ontario judicial officers have customarily found it. As a general rule Ontario judicial officers decline to hear contested matters where one of the parties is represented by someone who is a member of the same law firm as the judicial officer's spouse. So a judge will not hear her husband's associate argue a matter. The customary refusal is... more »

"The Only Question..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This sharp cosmic portrait features NGC 891. The spiral galaxy spans about 100 thousand light-years and is seen almost exactly edge-on from our perspective. In fact, about 30 million light-years distant in the constellation Andromeda, NGC 891 looks a lot like our Milky Way. At first glance, it has a flat, thin, galactic disk and a central bulge cut along the middle by regions of dark obscuring dust. *Click image for larger size.* The combined image data also reveal the galaxy's young blue star clusters and telltale pinkish star forming regions. And remarkably apparent in NGC 891's e... more »

Tecumseh, "Live Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of liv... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Song of the Builders"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Song of the Builders"* "On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God - a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great was its energy, how humble its effort. Let us hope it will always be like this, each of us going on in our inexplicable ways building the universe.” ~ Mary Oliver, “Why I Wake Early”

"Effort and Understanding: Having It Easy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Effort and Understanding: Having It Easy"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we view the lives of others and think they have it easy, we are not seeing the whole of their life or the story they are presenting. Our lives are an exercise in facing challenges. We dream the grandest of dreams as youngsters only to discover that we must cultivate copious inner strength and determination in order to meet our goals. Our hard work does not always yield the results we expect. And it is when we find ourselves frustrated by the trials we face or unable to meet our own expectations that we... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Defeat"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Defeat"* by Paulo Coelho "Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: ‘That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive, because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved, because I was able to give shade to the weary traveller. Your sap is in my sap, we are one thing.’ Does a man who spent years preparing to climb the highest mountain in the world feel defeated on reaching that mountain and discovering that nature has cloaked the... more »

Ron Jacobs : BOOKS | ‘Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
This collection of essays, poetry, and art, much of it from the pages of CounterPunch, is provocative and enlightening. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | November 3, 2014 In 1771 in the North Carolina colony, Justice Martin Howard … finish reading Ron Jacobs : *BOOKS* | ‘Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence’

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

“Loving Your Servitude”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Loving Your Servitude”* by James Quinn “The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of th... more »

"Decisions..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Except for totally impulsive or psychotic behavior, every human decision comes down to the choice between two alternatives." - Jeff Duntemann

"The Decline of Critical Thinking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Decline of Critical Thinking"* by Lawrence Davidson "In 2008 Rick Shenkman, the Editor-in-Chief of the History News Network, published a book entitled "Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth about the American Voter" (Basic Books). In it he demonstrated, among other things, that most Americans were: (1) ignorant about major international events, (2) knew little about how their own government runs and who runs it, (3) were nonetheless willing to accept government positions and policies even though a moderate amount of critical thought suggested they were bad for the country... more »

3 City States that Control the World

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video -* An interesting short film about three sovereign, corporate city states that control the world. The post 3 City States that Control the World appeared first on Waking Times .

What is Going on in Africa?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Where did the Butter go?

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 1 day ago
As I've said before in this blog, butter consumption in New Zealand was high in the 1940's, was halved by wartime rationing (1943-1948), rose again to its 1942/43 peak by the mid 60's, and is now a quarter what it was then. How did people in the 1940's and 1960's manage to eat that much butter? I've tried, and I can't do it, even on LCHF. And people back then didn't have French cookery books, Julia Childs was still working for the OSS (she didn't appear on NZ TV till the late 1980's, after Kiwis started drinking wine). This is how we did it Wikipedia’s entry on “New Zealand Cu... more »

LNG Debate, Facts Versus BC Liberal Fiction....NDP`s Norm MacDonald

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Today at the British Columbia Legislature....The people`s house(Grant G)* *________________ * *N. Macdonald:** I rise to speak on Bill 6, the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act.* *That was interesting. I'm not sure the minister actually read the bill if you're talking about the revenues that you still are trying to lay out in front of British Columbians. This bill is a year and a half late coming, and here it is. The reality is here before us to contrast with the frankly ridiculous rhetoric around LNG from this minister and from the Premier in particular, but really from a... more »

"Business leaders often give remarkably bad economic advice, especially in troubled times" (Paul Krugman)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"[D]oesn’t [successful business people's] success with money mean that they know how the economy really works? Actually, no. In fact, business leaders often give remarkably bad economic advice, especially in troubled times."* *-- Paul Krugman, in his NYT column today,* "Business vs. Economics" *by Ken* PK's column today is one after my own heart. I've tried a number of times to explain this distinction, between business and economic competence, drawing only on my intuitive sense of the critically different way the two groups look at the same problems, and the obviously different ... more »

Watch Kick Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Kick (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 6.0 Release : 25 Jul 2014 Duration : 146 min Genre : Action, Comedy, Romance Director : Sajid Nadiadwala Writer : Vakkantham Vamsi (story), Rajat Arora (screenplay), Keith Gomes (screenplay), Sajid Nadiadwala (screenplay), Chetan Bhagat (additional screenplay), Rajat Arora (dialogue) Cast : Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda Synopsis KickOn a train journey in Warsaw, psychiatrist Shaina meets Himanshu, who is a police officer from India to discuss their prospective marriage. Both are reluctant to ent... more »

Watch Your Final Vote On Your "Recap" Screen When You Vote On Electronic Voting Machines: They're "Flipping" All Over The Country!!! (updated with post-election articles at the bottom of post)

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 1 day ago
*It can ONLY be concluded: it is on PURPOSE -* Here are examples of ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES flipping voters' votes from around the country: *Touch-Screen Votes Flipping Dem to Repub in North Carolina's 'Toss Up' U.S. Senate Race: Most expensive Senate race in U.S. history - and balance of Senate along with it - may be determined by 100% unverifiable votes...* *E-Votes Flip D to R in Texas, R to D in Illinois: More Trouble With Touch-Screens (2014 Edition)* *"Touch-Screen Votes Flip 'No' to 'Yes' on Abortion Amendment to State Constitution in TN"* *"Unverifiable Diebold Touch-S... more »

Winter Hits Kiev

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Residents in Kiev, Ukraine protested and blocked streets due to lack of heating, hot water and electricity. Maybe instead of making war on their fellow citizens in eastern Ukraine the NATO puppet government in Kiev might want to take care of things back home. One person commented after this video on YouTube with the following: Phone John McCain and Victoria Nuland [fuck the EU fame] they will give you some cookies. Maybe instead of the US-NATO shipping more weapons of war to Kiev the citizens of the Ukraine should demand peace with their fellow citizens and an end to their corru... more »

Sweden Freaks Out - Again

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Recently there was a big scare in Sweden that Russia had sent a nuclear submarine into their waters. There was no evidence of this but the global media gobbled it up. It turned out to be more fear tactics on the part of NATO as they attempt to bring Sweden and Finland into the 'western alliance' - better known as the US war machine's 'European Branch of Operations'. This video is a parody of the Swedish fear about a 'Moskol' attack. It should come as no surprise that the US Ambassador to Sweden is Mark Brzezinski who is the son of former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brz... more »

Watch The Murders of Brandywine Theater Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*The Murders of Brandywine Theater (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : N/A Release : 18 Apr 2014 Duration : 71 min Genre : Drama, Fantasy, Horror Director : Larry Longstreth Writer : Larry Longstreth Cast : Dian Bachar, Danielle Lozeau, Martin Klebba, Dallas Page Synopsis The Murders of Brandywine TheaterA depressed, small-town ventriloquist named Henry (Dian Bachar of Southpark, Baseketball) finally comes out of his shell when his puppet 'Moxxy' (voiced by Les Claypool of Primus fame) begins speaking up for him. All is seemingly well until the cruel and charismatic puppet be... more »

Watch Alien Abduction Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Alien Abduction (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : Not Rated Score : 4.9 Release : 01 May 2014 Duration : 85 min Genre : Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Director : Matty Beckerman Writer : Robert Lewis Cast : Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Riley Polanski, Jillian Clare Synopsis Alien AbductionA vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina. Description Alien AbductionYou wake up after having been abducted by aliens. Mash A to clench your sphincter. It only works so well, as you now have an alien probe ... more »

Bad Bear's Photos: Protest to Save Pyramid Lake

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Carson City, Nevada, State Legislature. Natives fight for water rights for future generations. Photos by Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone/Paiute photojournalist and long walker News article: Paiute water rights will be lost if Obama signs bill http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/local/story/Fish-Springs-Ranch-Pyramid-Lake-Paiute/N2gNX_zkV02n9SLD5BUSYA.cspx

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
I am calling it an early night. It has been a long and hard week (finished up on a personal web project that I will share with all of you faithful readers in the next few weeks) .... and I am totally bushed. Blogging will return tomorrow morning. *Update Tuesday, November 4, 9:38 EST:* You know you must have be tired when you go to bed and you crash for 12 hours. Blogging will resume in about 30 minutes.

Concentration!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The unique focus of the Montessori educational environment is on building the child’s concentration – concentration being the key to everything that follows. The first essential for the child's development is concentration. It lays the whole basis for his character and social behaviour. He must find out how to concentrate, and for this he needs things to concentrate upon. This shows the importance of his surroundings, for no-one acting on the child from outside can cause him to concentrate. Maria Montessori, *The Absorbent Mind* This delightful wee video is one of a series of sho... more »

You've Been Conned, Hoodwinked, Bamboozled, Led Astray, Run Amuck (The Republicans Most Aggressive Attempt to Suppress Votes Yet And It Looks Like it Will Succeed) Votes Being Flipped In Dozens of States Already (We Are Sooooo F*cked) Karl Rove Smirking?

Latest in on rightwing voter/voting attacks from our friend at News from the Underground: Computer scientists have rebutted Michael Shamos - 1 Update ES&S machines are flipping votes in Arkansas - 1 Update One more lie in that crappy piece about e-voting - 1 Update The Hill has published a rightwing scammer's piece (with input from the very

"How It Really Is"

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

“Modern Day America: One Step Away from the Third Reich”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Modern Day America: * *One Step Away from the Third Reich”* By John Stanton “Unbeknownst to most Americans the United States is presently under thirty presidential declared states of emergency. They confer vast powers on the Executive Branch including the ability to financially incapacitate any person or organization in the United States, seize control of the nation’s communications infrastructure, mobilize military forces, expand the permissible size of the military without congressional authorization, and extend tours of duty without consent from service personnel. Declared sta... more »

The Economy: "This Is Monumentally Absurd..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"This Is Monumentally Absurd..."* by Bill Bonner 'The Dow jumped another 195 points on Friday. What do you think? Was that because the economy is so healthy? Are stock market investors looking for years of healthy earnings growth ahead? Did buying the Dow at today's valuations suddenly become a reasonable investment move? Or could it be because Japan has just done something monumentally absurd? It is hard to know what attitude to take when talking about Japanese financial policies. Mockery? Pity? Gratitude? It is easy to mock the Japanese. They have a government debt-to-GDP ratio... more »

The Ross Sisters

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 3, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
In this photo provided by Britain's Royal Air Force and taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, a Russian military long range bomber aircraft photographed by an intercepting RAF quick reaction Typhoon flies in international airspace. Royal Air Force *Why Russia Is Buzzing NATO -- Marc Champion, National Post Wire Services* In a single 24-hour period this week, Russia dispatched 19 combat aircraft — including “Bear” strategic bombers — to probe North Atlantic Treaty Organization air defences. It also test-launched a ballistic missile in the Barents Sea, north of Sweden, that hit a target in... more »

Littlest Pet Shop Party

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Littlest Pet Shop. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. We have always loved Littlest Pet Shop Pets in our house. My daughter loves carrying a few around her pocket and introducing them to people when we are out and about. I love the stories she creates for each animal and how the possibilities for imaginative play are endless. When we decided to throw a Littlest Pet Shop Party for my 5-year-old and her friends, she was so excited to share one of her f... more »

"Freeze" the Syrian Conflict? Here's that truce I mentioned so many months ago

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*We are walking back to August 28/14. A stroll down memory lane, if you will?* *To a blog post entitled ISIS = Smoke & Mirrors. Giving cover now for strikes on Syria* *If you didn't read it then, you may want to now? On that date, I made these statements and wrote them down for all the readers here* *"Here is how I see events falling into place based on the information at hand--The US will launch airstrikes into Syria.-They are and have been laying the groundwork for sometime now.- Creation of the petro state Kurdistan- -Soften targets for an onslaught of Islamists, Kurds, Tu... more »

Newly Discovered Neuron Adds to the Mystery of the Mind

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Anna Hunt - *A new type of neuron has been identified in the brain that appears to be more effective in transmitting information than a regular brain cell. The post Newly Discovered Neuron Adds to the Mystery of the Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

‘Oh! What a Lovely Pestilence!’: Why Governments Love Destruction (and Always Fail to Act)

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz must be prancing around like excited schoolgirls about Ebola, say Chris Campbell & Daniel Oliver in this Guest Post*. [image: Why Governments Love Destruction (and Always Fail to Act)]We’ve given Ebola a lot of thought this weekend. And how different this crisis would be without the government getting in the way. Despite the insanely underwhelming (yet typical) response from the government, most people can’t imagine that we could deal with any type of crisis without government intervention. Most are inundated with the idea that we *need ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 3, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Pakistani rangers (wearing black uniforms) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officers lower their national flags during a daily parade at the Pakistan-India joint check-post at Wagah border, near Lahore November 3, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Mohsin Raza *India, Pakistan Lower Flag At Wagah Border Ceremony Day After Deadly Attack -- Reuters* (Reuters) - India and Pakistan solemnly lowered their national flags at a dusk military ceremony on their main land border crossing on Monday, a day after a suicide attack killed almost 60 people on the Pakistani side. India's home ministry had... more »

A Note on Porn and Misogyny

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
I agree with Julie Bindel. There's a phrase that won't win many friends. In feminist and socialist circles, pornography can polarise opinion in ways few issues can. And as par the course for strict dividing lines, either side are soon painted into absolutist corners. In this case, those against banning porn self-identify as sex-positive as opposed to the sex-negative killjoys on the other side. For the feminists and socialists who take the opposite view, they are the ones who are consistent opponents of sexual violence while the opposition are "malestream" feminists or left friends ... more »

Tomorrow's Endorsements-- In The Races On My Own Ballot In Los Angeles

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I live in Los Feliz, a neighborhood of Los Angeles. I vote down the street in a neighbor's garage. We don't have any high-profile races to vote on here-- nothing that will swing Congress one way or the other. Our gubernatorial race-- pitting incumbent Jerry Brown against a random Republican from the Greed and Selfishness wing of his party-- is not being seriously contested. The last publicly available poll showed Brown ahead 56-37%. Almost all the Democrats running statewide are way ahead in the polls-- including good candidates like Betty Yee (Controller), Dave Jones (Insurance ... more »

Finally, This Should be Good News for Europe…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by Kris Sayce from **Money Morning Australia* [image: For those who live in Europe, where the jobless rate is in double-digit percentage figures, price deflation is good news.] There’s good news for *Europe*. It’s just what the people there need. We just hope they get to enjoy it. But t... more »

Britain's New Spy Chief Says Some U.S. Hi-Tech Firms Are Aiding Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Robert Hannigan (right) took on the role of director of GCHQ (left) last month after a distinguished career as a senior diplomat Photo: Crown copyright *Britain's Spy Chief Says US Tech Firms Aid Terrorism -- The Telegraph* New GCHQ director Richard Hannigan accuses some Silicon Valley companies of becoming 'the command and control networks of choice' for terrorists Technology giants such as Facebook and Twitter have become "the command and control networks of choice" for terrorists and criminals but are "in denial" about the scale of the problem, the new head of GCHQ has said. R... more »

When Joni Met Chachi Charlie

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari.) Or *Sleepless 700 Miles From Dallas.* To quote my fellow Bay State scribe Charlie Pierce, "Well, this didn't end well." Specifically, this is what happens when the proverbial Irresistible Force of facts meets the Immovable Object of paranoid teabagger Ignorance and Stupidity. In Ankeny, a little burg in the middle of Iowa, Joni Ernst decided to diversify her appeal to 30-something Klan members still holding out hope the Black Guy Who Shall Not Be Named will make one move toward their guns by trying to ap... more »

Are We Finally Ousting the World’s Last Dictators? Sadly, No.

Jon Western at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
[Note: This is a guest post by Andrew G. Reiter, Assistant Professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College.] Following massive public protests challenging his attempt to amend the constitution and extend his 27-year rule; Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation Friday, bringing an end to one of the world’s longest standing dictatorships. In Continue reading

Pushing to Revive Our Drowned Democracy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*Reading the names of innocents killed by US drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan outside the gates of Hancock Field drone base near Syracuse, New York in April, 2013. More than 30 were arrested that day including several of us from Veterans For Peace* - My volunteer lawyer finished up with negotiations today and sent me the court document to sign that ends my arrest case at the Hancock Field drone base in New York. I reluctantly agreed to plead guilty to Disorderly Conduct (two counts) under the New York Penal Law. I'm told these charges will be expunged from my rec... more »

African Union Issues An Ultimatum To The Military In Burkina Faso

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*African Union Issues Burkina Faso Ultimatum -- Al Jazeera* *African Union gives West African country two weeks to pick civilian leader or face sanctions over military takeover.* The African Union (AU) has given Burkina Faso's military leadership two weeks to return the west African state to civilian rule or face sanctions if they fail to comply. "We ask the armed forces to transfer power to the civil authorities, and the council has determined a period of two weeks for the transfer," Simeon Oyono Esono, head of the AU's Peace and Security Council, said on Monday following a meet... more »

Giant Sun Spot Still Growing

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago

Is America’s War Against The Islamic State Quickly Turning Into A Quagmire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kurdish refugees from Kobani watch as thick smoke covers their city during fighting between ISIS and Kurdish peshmerga forces on Oct. 26, 2014. Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters *Obama’s Quagmire -- Fred Kaplan, Slate* *America’s campaign against ISIS has already lost its way.* America’s war against ISIS is quickly turning into a quagmire. A few signs of progress have sprung up in recent days. U.S. airstrikes have slowed down the Islamist group’s onslaught against the Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria. A much-cheered caravan of Kurdish peshmerga fighters is making its way fr... more »

Ottawa Parliament Hill False Flag Shooting: BUSTED! Obviously FAKE CPR Performed On Victim Of Ottawa Shooting!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
It has now been almost 2 full weeks since the infamous "shooting" on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario,Canada.... As a Canadian, I am deeply disgusted by what I continue to see and read via the Jew spew media outlets, and especially the Talmudvision brainwashing boxes... The criminals are still harping about this "shooting" and they are still calling for all Canadians to "rally" behind the criminal Harper regime in Ottawa for their fraudulent 'war' on the phoney "ISIS" terrorist group.... And of course we find the media going wild with calls for all Canadians to give up some of th... more »

Watch Below Dreams 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Below Dreams (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.0 Release : 18 Apr 2014 Duration : 82 min Genre : Adventure, Drama, Music Director : Garrett Bradley Writer : Garrett Bradley Cast : Elliott Ehlers, Jamaine Johnson, Rebecca Matalon, Leanne Miller Synopsis Below DreamsAgainst the backdrop of New York and New Orleans, Elliott, Leanne and Jermaine question their ability o dream amidst a crumbling economic climate. Opening in the streets of downtown Manhattan, Elliott (23), living at home after college, is surrounded by incomplete projects, frustrated and in search of purpose. ... more »

Watch Trippel Trappel Dierensinterklaas 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*Trippel Trappel Dierensinterklaas (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : N/A Release : 08 Oct 2014 Duration : 65 min Genre : Animation Director : Paco Vink Writer : Arnoud Rijken, Michiel Snijders Cast : Bartho Braat, Hans Somers, Reinder van der Naalt, Kasper van Kooten Synopsis Trippel Trappel DierensinterklaasThree young pets set out to find Saint Nicolas to hand over their wish list with presents. Description Trippel Trappel DierensinterklaasA-Film is de grootste onafhankelijke filmdistributeur in de Benelux. A-Film brengt kwaliteitsfilms met commerciële potentie uit. In de ... more »

Watch The Quitter 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*The Quitter (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 8.2 Release : 12 Sep 2014 Duration : 85 min Genre : Comedy, Drama Director : Matthew Bonifacio Writer : Bill Gullo Cast : Matthew Bonifacio, Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio, Destiny Monet Cruz, Neil Jain Synopsis The QuitterWhen a failed baseball player's ex-girlfriend moves back to the neighborhood with her seven-year-old daughter, he realizes he carries more regrets than how he handled his baseball career. What follows is his earnest, awkward, and at times hilarious fight to become the father he never was. Description The Quitter... more »

Breaking! End of the world may be OK!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014The latest sign of the Times:* Headline in this morning’s hard-copy New York Times: “U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warning” Placement in this morning’s Times: Page A6

When an idiot shows his idiocy

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Sometimes it's just so amusing when an idiot shows his idiocy and ignorance, especially when they think they've been so clever. Take a look at this little Twitter exchange It would take a heart of stone not to laugh!

A talk by (and chat with) the U.S. ambassador

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
*A very good communicator with the task to defend a mixed bag of policies* In March 2007, I met the Czech ambassador to the U.S. His secretary called me to Cambridge, MA and told me that (then) Czech president Klaus wanted to meet me (and a few other global warming skeptics including Fred Singer and Pat Michaels) during a lunch in Washington D.C. It was nearly a civic duty to arrive when your president wishes so, I was told, so I bought the air ticket and wasn't sorry about it. It was my only visit to D.C. (so far?), a city I liked (and probably prefer over the Big Apple which is ove... more »

Norway Aurora

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141103.html

Supplemental: The canisters and corrections of Maddow County!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014Mocking the liberal world:* Let’s pray that we’ll be permitted to ignore Rachel Maddow this week. Her work last work was so absurd, so disingenuous, that the lunacy should be recorded. We’re going to start with The Canisters of Maddow County. Last Wednesday night, Maddow opened her program with one of the rambling, folksy asides she uses as part of her branding. A set of canisters sat before her. After thanking Chris Hayes, Maddow began wasting everyone’s time. We apologize for the length of our excerpt. To watch the full segment, click here: MADDOW (1... more »

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