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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Que Tengan Todos Una Hermosa Navidad y un Bendecido Año Nuevo 2015

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 2 minutes ago
[image: Imágenes Gratis para Navidad y Año Nuevo 2015]

The Poet: William Stafford, "The Gift"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*"The Gift"* by William Stafford "Time wants to show you a different country. It's the one that your life conceals, the one waiting outside when curtains are drawn, the one Grandmother hinted at in her crochet design, the one almost found over at the edge of the music, after the sermon. It's the way life is, and you have it, a few years given. You get killed now and then, violated in various ways. (And sometimes it's turn about.) You get tired of that. Long-suffering, you wait and pray, and maybe good things come - maybe the hurt slackens and you hardly feel it any more. You have a bre... more »

BAE And Dassault Team Up To Develop Fighter Jet Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
An artist's impression of how a new unmanned fighter drone might look *Fighter Jet Drones Move Closer As BAE And Dassault Link Up -- The Telegraph* Unmanned jet fighters move closer to reality as Britain's BAE and France's Dassault sign £120m joint research contract with governments Drones that could eventually replace the current generation of jet fighters have moved a step closer after BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation won a £120m contract. Britain’s BAE and France’s Dassault have signed a two-year joint contract with the UK and French governments to look at what would be need... more »

U.S. Air Force Pilots Are Afraid Of The New Chinese Stealth Fighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
An undated photo of the Shenyang-J-31 *U.S. Pilots Say New Chinese Stealth Fighter Could Become Equal of F-22, F-35 -- USNI* China’s new Shenyang J-31 stealth fighter — making its debut next week at the Zhuhai international airshow — could eventually become more than a match for American stealth fighters in battle, several U.S. military and industry officials told USNI News. The J-31 is China’s latest crack at developing a modern so-called fifth-generation stealth fighter — equivalent in ability to Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor or F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter. “They’re s... more »

LNG Plants Will NOT Be Built In British Columbia(video proof here)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 37 minutes ago
As written here before....PETRONAS and other LNG companies are having their LNG plants built in Korea, then barged to British Columbia.... How much more proof do you need....Click this link and watch this video..About the 4 minute mark.. http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/10/6/Petronas-moves-to-change-BC-LNG-plan-for-environmental-approval.aspx http://www.bnn.ca/Video/player.aspx?vid=451178 Once again...We in British Columbia and Canada will be writing off $billions in taxation on LNG infrastructure that`s going to be built in South Korea or Japan.. And it`s not just PETRONAS...Br... more »

13-16 NOVEMBER; Armagh, IRELAND: William Kennedy Piping Festival 2014

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 40 minutes ago
Friday 14th November 2014 - 8pm - Market Place Theatre Featuring Over 15 Acts on 4 stages including Michael McGoldrick Quartet; Anxo Lorenzo Trio (Galicia); Cormac Breatnach, Tola Custy & Laoise Kelly; Padraig McGovern & Peter Carberry; Mister Klof (France); Griogair Labhruidh (Scotland); Cúig; and many more Tickets: £15 Uilleann Pipes concert Saturday 15th November 2014 - 7pm - St. Patrick's CoI Cathedral Featuring Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Padraig McGovern, Caoimhin O Fearghail, Mick O'Brien, Brian McNamara, Jimmy O'Brien Moran and Éamonn Curran. Tickets £12 All-inclusive Festival... more »

How Many Fighters Does The islamic State Have?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 50 minutes ago
Reuters *ISIS Has 9,000 ‘Core Fighters.’ Or Maybe 17,000. Or Possibly 30,000. -- Tim Mak, Daily Beast* Another day, another American estimate of ISIS’s strength that’s vastly different from the last guess. How many fighters are the U.S. and its allies combatting in its new war against ISIS? American military and intelligence leaders have only the vaguest of notions. Estimates of ISIS’s strength from these leaders have varied wildly, and now the military commander in charge of degrading and destroying the extremist group says it could be as low as just 9,000 “core fighters.” Gen.... more »

UFO's: The Complete Truth

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 55 minutes ago

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“How Fear Changes What We Hear”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“How Fear Changes What We Hear”* By Maia Szalavitz “How does fear alter memory? A new study reveals that it can literally change our perception, a process that may help researchers better understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other anxiety disorders and possibly conditions like autism. Researchers have long known that fear doesn't tend to stay restricted to one type of scary experience. For example, the sound of a backfiring car may make a combat veteran dive for cover, even though he knows he's no longer on the battlefield and even though the sound he heard is differe... more »

"Take The Power..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” - Susan Polis Schutz

The Growing Conflict Between The Islamic State Vs. The Taliban For The Hearts And Minds Of Foreign Jihadists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Mullah Omar, Afghan Taliban; Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State. Insite Blog *ISIS vs. the Taliban: The Battle for Hearts and Minds -- Sami Yousafzai & Sam Seibert, Vocativ* As America and the West continue their fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the Taliban is trying to prevent its rank and file from joining the jihadi group The letter sounds like run-of-the-mill trash talk—until you consider who allegedly wrote it: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the most notorious jihadi alive. This past summer, shortly after declaring himself “caliph” of the self-styled Islamic State (ISIS), Bagh... more »

Why Is The U.S. Having Trouble Killing The Leaders And Commanders Of The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Why Can't the Pentagon Kill the Islamic State's Top Commanders? -- Kate Brennan, Foreign Policy* The U.S. military takes out terrorist leaders around the world, but it's been unable to cut the head off of the Islamic State. The United States and its coalition partners have conducted close to 800 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, hitting command-and-control facilities, training compounds, armored vehicles, oil refineries, supply trucks, artillery pieces, and bunkers. But there's a notable absence from the target list: the Is... more »

Is The Tide Turning Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*ISIS Wave of Might Is Turning Into Ripple -- Ben Hubbard, New York Times* BAGHDAD — The extremists of the Islamic State appeared unstoppable after their sudden blitz through Iraq this summer, with its battle-hardened fighters continually raising their black flag over newly conquered areas. Today, roughly a third of Iraq is dotted by active battle fronts, with intense fighting and occasional Islamic State victories. But analysts also say the days of easy and rapid gains for the jihadists may be coming to a close in Iraq, as the group’s momentum appears to be stalling. The internati... more »

U.S. Central Command's Top General Discusses The Military Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
US President Barack Obama sits next to Gen. Lloyd Austin during a briefing at US Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Sept. 17, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing) *Centcom Chief Notes ‘Significant’ Progress in ISIL Fight -- US Department of Defense* WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 – Three months after the United States began conducting airstrikes against terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the top U.S. military commander for the Middle East today described the progress made toward degrading and destroying the group as “significant.” “I t... more »

U.S. F-16 Crashes In the Gulf Of Mexico

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
An F-16 Fighting Falcon, similar to this one, was reported missing in the Gulf of Mexico south of Panama City, Fla., on Thursday. The Air Force and Coast Guard are searching. The one pictured is from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off at Balad Air Base on April 21. The F-16 pilots provide close air support to U.S. Army ground units by identifying improvised explosive devices and emplacers in the area and possibly engaging them before they endanger the lives of U.S. and coalition forces. (Staff Sgt. Julianne Showalter, U.S. Air Force) *U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force Seek Missing Pilo... more »

Watch Torrente 5 Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 2 hours ago
*Torrente 5 (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : N/A Release : 03 Oct 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Action, Comedy Director : Santiago Segura Writer : Santiago Segura Cast : Alec Baldwin, Santiago Segura, Carlos Areces, Neus Asensi Synopsis Torrente 5N/A Description Torrente 5Download the latest torrents from category: Movies at Torrent Reactor (Page 1),Quinta película de la taquillera saga española protagonizada por el policía más gamberro de todos los tiempos: Torrente. En esta entrega veremos a Torrente salir ...,Downloading with BitTorrent is great, but not anonymous. Here 5... more »

Adventures in Canning: Apples and more Peppers...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 2 hours ago
*and if Russia fires up it's malware, we may need it. * Only one of our four apples trees gave us apples this year. The trees seem to run on an every other year schedule. Last year the other three had so many apples I thought the branches would break. We had a wind storm that blew all the apples off the tree so it was just a matter of picking them up. I'm guessing it was well over 25 pounds of apples. 7 quarts of apples and I still have a huge bag of apples. I think they'll be prepped for baking and go into the freezer. and a little bonus for after dinner. I use lard for... more »

Seven Israeli false flag stories in one week!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 2 hours ago
Links to this week's stories: http://noliesradio.org/archives/91218

On same-sex marriage, the other appeals-court "shoe" finally drops

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*by Ken* Obviously the decision handed down this afternoon by a panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, overturning lower-court rulings that had struck down same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky, wasn't influenced by the election but was presumably withheld until today to prevent it from influencing the election. Still, it seems to me to focus some attention on a factor that seems to me to account for Tuesday's strong rightward tilt. I'm going to venture that part of it -- in some miasmatic soup of cause and efffect or perhaps just lurking ma... more »

Russian President Putin Holds National Security Council Meeting On The Deteriorating Situation In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a sharp deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine with members of Russia's Security Council. © RIA Novosti. Mikhail Klimentyev *Putin Holds Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine Crisis Deterioration -- RIA Novosti* MOSCOW, November 6 (RIA Novosti) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed with members of Russia's Security Council a sharp deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine caught in a standoff between Kiev-led forces and Donbas militia. Authorities in self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics have reported... more »

U.S. Congress Upset With Secret White House Overtures To Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Obama’s Letter To Iran Rattles Congressional Nerves -- Wall Street Journal* House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) expressed concern Thursday when asked about President Barack Obama recent overture to Iran, in which the president outlined a shared interest in countering Islamic State militants in the region. “I don’t trust the Iranians, I don’t think we need to bring them into this,” Mr. Boehner said. Mr. Obama secretly sent letter sent last month to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to people briefed on the communi... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Now What? What Obama Can (And Can't) Do With A GOP Senate -- Kevin Liptak, CNN* Washington (CNN) -- Time to brush off the veto stamp. For someone who's only used it twice, President Obama may need some reacquainting with the last remaining weapon in Democrats' arsenal. He last rejected a bill from Congress in 2010. But he's had blocking from a Democratic Senate majority until now. They've stood in the way of bills most Democrats would oppose. Things are likely to change in January, when Republicans take charge of the Senate. If Senate Republicans follow the path of their House c... more »

Ashtar: "Move Up and Out of F-E-A-R!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
http://www.ashtarontheroad.com/ashtar-up--out-of-fear.html *Ashtar: "Move Up and Out of F-E-A-R!* Ashtar On The Road Teleconference - October 28, 2014 Greetings, Beloved Family! *We are so joyful! The end of your, shall we say, travails, challenges, discomforts and discouragements is so close. We, of course, can literally see it on your timelines and in that part of you which is with us in the Higher Realms.* So, understand that while we still give no dates - for reasons that we have learned along with you - they are NOT advantagous at all to the progress that we are making. W... more »

The Bizzare Electromagnetic After Effects of Near-Death Experiences

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Buck Rogers* - This strange and lasting physiological change is seen by the majority of those who experience NDE's... The post The Bizzare Electromagnetic After Effects of Near-Death Experiences appeared first on Waking Times.

Watch Lost Time Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 5 hours ago
*Lost Time (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : N/A Release : 19 Sep 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Director : Christian Sesma Writer : Kenneth Owens, Christian Sesma, Rochelle Vallese Cast : Rochelle Vallese, Luke Goss, Robert Davi, Derek Mears Synopsis Lost TimeAfter leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light....12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, nowhere to be found. Description Lost TimeThe coole... more »

World News Briefs -- November 6, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*President Obama Writes To Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei About ISIS Fight -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- President Obama sent a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader last month expressing the two countries' shared interest in beating ISIS, according to two sources briefed on the correspondence. The letter, sent in October to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, conveyed that there is a shared interest in combating ISIS, but said resolving the talks regarding Iran's nuclear program was a main impediment to greater cooperation, the sources told CNN. One source added it was "the major" impedim... more »

Satire: “Obama Urged to Work Closely with People Suing Him”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Obama Urged to Work Closely with People Suing Him”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – “President Obama is under increasing pressure to work closely and coöperatively with a group of people who are suing him in federal court, the people suing him confirmed today. “Over the past six years, President Obama has been stubborn, arrogant, and oppositional,” John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House, said. “His refusal to work with people who are suing him is just the latest example.” Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, echoed the Speaker’s criticis... more »

John Limbert - Iran and America: Endless Enemies? (November 2013 Lecture At University of Central Oklahoma)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Former US Ambassador, Iran Hostage John Limbert to Speak at UCO," University of Central Oklahoma:* The University of Central Oklahoma will host a presentation and question-and-answer session with former U.S. ambassador and Iran hostage John W. Limbert, Ph.D., from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Ballroom C of the Nigh University Center (NUC) on Central’s campus. Limbert was one of 52 American hostages held for 444 days beginning in November 1979 in Tehran, Iran, during the country’s Islamic Revolution. Limbert’s “Iran and America: Endless Enemies?” presentation will exami... more »

Time passes.

risa bear at A Way to Live - 5 hours ago
An attempt to make you dizzy.

Thumbprint Security: the latest fad.... with ALL CAPS

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 6 hours ago
Interesting reading: http://www.biometricupdate.com/tag/atm https://www.google.com/search?tbm=pts&hl=en&q=biometric+scanner+thumbprints&gws_rd=ssl http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/the-all-caps-name-gets-a-face-lift-while-freedom-takes-a-serious-hit-by-bradley-loves/ THE ALL CAPS NAME GETS A FACE LIFT – WHILE FREEDOM TAKES A SERIOUS HIT, by Bradley Loves Posted on November 5, 2014 by Jean The next step in having technology “controlling” our lives is already in place, and is being installed into the new smart phone and computer “pad” technologies. It is ... more »

“We were slow on the story. We probably didn’t like what he was saying..."

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Sir Andrew Green of Migration Watch, writing in the *Telegraph, *has something to say about the BBC today: Since the previous government took power in 1997, nearly five million migrants have entered Britain. The proportion of our population who are foreign-born has almost doubled since 1991, to more than 13 per cent. And if immigration is allowed to continue at present levels, the population will increase by 12 million in the next 20 years. This will have huge practical and social consequences, which must be openly discussed. Sadly, the BBC – the main and most influential source of... more »

Labour's Leadership Woes

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
In a little over two weeks' time, the Prime Minister is going to be plunged into the biggest party management crisis his leadership has seen when Mark Reckless wins Rochester and Strood. It will be the Tories Yellowstone moment. UKIP's by-election victory would be one tremor too many. The ground will erupt with hundreds of cubic kilometres of molten bile, showering the government with a fallout so catastrophic and deep that the Conservative Party cannot simply bounce back from. Good times. Yet while the abyss continues casting seductive glances Tories are finding difficult to resist... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

It Was Inevitable That Some Of The SEALs Involved In The Bin Laden Raid Would Want To Discuss Their Role In Public

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A Navy SEAL stalks a target during a training exercise. *It Was Inevitable That A Navy SEAL Would Speak Publicly About The Bin Laden Raid -- Pierre Bienaimé, Business Insider* Mark Bowden is one of the preeminent journalists of this era, with much of his work focusing on the fraught relationship between the US and the Islamic world. His books include now-classic works of reportage like Black Hawk Down and Guests of the Ayatollah, and he wrote a 2012 book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, The Finish. He is currently a national correspondent for The Atlantic, as well as a c... more »

The 2014 Democratic Freshman Class... And The Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
New Jersey voters are sending an African-American woman to Congress-- for the first time Yesterday, Limbaugh said that Republicans were elected "to stop the Democrats. Republicans were not elected to govern." Democrats, on the other hand, *are* elected to govern. And even though the Democrats got clobbered Tuesday, there were a number of good Democrats elected. Blue America missed seeing some of our favorite candidates, like Paul Clements, Pat Murphy and Kelly Westlund, get elected. But we did see Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) elected, someone we expect to see rise in the leadership.... more »

Benjamin Fulford:Desparate Cabal Loots Japanese Pension Funds - November 3, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*The views below are solely those of Benjamin Fulford. -AK* *Desparate Cabal Loots Japanese Pension Funds* November 3, 2014 Benjamin Fulford Strange financial market and geopolitical maneuvers last week make it clear the end days of the cabal are fast approaching. The clearest sign was the wholesale looting of Japan’s national pension fund by the Japanese slave government on behalf of the cabal. This bought the cabal some time by propping up the US government bond and stock markets but it failed to change the fundamental picture. Here is what happened last week in the markets: Fir... more »

Who Really Shot Osama Bin Laden?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs -- Matthew Cole and Anna Schecter, NBC* Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained soldiers that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military. Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a pseudonym about shooting bin Laden, is about to publish his second book about being a Navy SEAL. Rob O’Neill, meanwhile, is the unnamed “shooter” who was credited in numerous magazine articles with firing the f... more »

Ex-SEAL Robert O’Neill Identifies Himself As The Shooter Who Killed Osama Bin Laden (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Ex-SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Identifies Himself -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011. The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Mark Bissonnette, who detailed the group's experiences in his memoir, "No Easy Day." O'Neill, who had been serving as a SEAL for 15 years at the time of the bin Laden raid, had participated in other missions before -- but he said he feared this mission w... more »

The Economy: “Federal Reserve Counterfeiting Approaches 100%”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Federal Reserve Counterfeiting Approaches 100%”* by Jeff Nielson “At the end of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve embarked upon a monetary policy so extreme and so reckless that it had to invent a (new) euphemism for what it was doing, since if it simply used the old euphemism, even the puppet-politicians of the U.S. government would have rebelled at this monetary insanity. At that time, the Federal Reserve began “monetizing debt” (the old euphemism). What that economic jargon actually means is that the Fed (on behalf of the U.S. government) simply began conjuring its currency out o... more »

“While Brussels Burns In "Anti-Austerity" Riots, Here Is The Real Reason For Europe's Depression”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“While Brussels Burns In "Anti-Austerity" Riots, * *Here Is The Real Reason For Europe's Depression”* Submitted by Tyler Durden Riot police clashed with demonstrators in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Thursday amid a massive protest against government plans to reform the country’s welfare system. This comes on the heels of violent French, Italian, and Spanish youth protests in recent weeks as the citizens of the non-Germanic European Union decry the 'austerity' they have been crushed by. What is odd, though, is externally, there has been 'no' austerity with debt loads rising fo... more »

Tom Hayden : Message to the president

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
Now is the time to fight for a legacy you can be proud of, and to lay down a path to victory for your coalition in 2016. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | November 6, 2014 The Congressional … finish reading Tom Hayden : Message to the president

How Do We Change the Culture?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 7 hours ago
The Repugs have control over both houses of Congress. I don't think there'll be any appreciable differences on economic or foreign policy now, but I do think there'll be a more gung-ho enthusiasm for official racism, ecocide, homophobia and restrictions on abortion rights. I hear the turn-out for these elections was 38%. And this was partially because there were state elections and local ballot initiatives (like banning fracking) that brought Americans into the polling booths. So, people don't vote. And why should they vote in the USA? The only parties that are viable are both bough... more »

Mark Easton Baht 'at

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Mark Easton has been in Yorkshire today for the latest leg of his round-Britain tour. He was pushing devolution for the English regions again. His latest TV report mentioned the two rival devolutionary "dreams" there - the first a Scottish parliament-like assembly for the historic county of Yorkshire, the second an assembly for smaller city regions. Mark talked to: Richard Carter, a campaigner who left Labour to set up the Yorkshire First party, who wants the first option; Cllr Keith Wakefield, Labour leader of Leeds Council, who favours the second option; and businesswoman Viv P... more »

US Launches Air Strikes Against Al Qaeda's Khorasan Group And Other Islamist Rebels In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Khorasan Extremist Group Targets in Syria Hit by U.S. -- Bloomberg Businessweek* The U.S. military said it attacked targets linked to the Khorasan terrorist group for the second time since the beginning of airstrikes in Syria. B-1B bombers, F-16s fighters and Reaper armed drones yesterday struck targets near Sarmada, including facilities making improvised explosive devices, according to the military. The targets were ones “that we’ve been watching, and the time was right to strike,” Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters. Asked whether the attacks may have ki... more »

President Obama Wrote Secret Letter To Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei About Fighting The Islamic State And Reaching A Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz *Obama Wrote Secret Letter to Iran’s Khamenei About Fighting Islamic State -- Wall Street Journal* Presidential Correspondence With Ayatollah Stresses Shared U.S.-Iranian Interests in Combating Insurgents, Urges Progress on Nuclear Talks WASHINGTON—U.S. President Barack Obama secretly wrote Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the middle of last month and described a shared interest in fighti... more »

A tour of the outbuildings

risa bear at A Way to Live - 9 hours ago
Over 21 years, we've come to appreciate and maintain the two sheds that came with the place and added several more. Much of the construction was done using boards, doors and windows from fences and sheds salvaged from our friends' places. The "barn," in particular, was an open-front shed in wretched condition when we got here, and a neighbor suggested we remodel it (and the house, truth be told) with a match. I did think to tear down the shed, but it had beams in the ceiling too heavy to be messed with. So it's been our barn, potting shed, and greenhouse ever since, with a *little*... more »

Grockles and emmets

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Further to that last post, it appears that Mark Easton made yet another mistake in his English devolution reporting this week: A top BBC journalist has pleaded “guilty as charged” after claiming the Cornish refer to tourists as “grockles” – when the favoured term is “emmets”. Home Editor Mark Easton made the faux pas in a report on self-rule for Cornwall amid the debate on a new constitutional settlement for England following the Scottish referendum. The Radio 4’s PM programme received complaints after his report claimed: “The grockle, as visitors are called, can get a hostile re... more »

Interstellar: a great movie

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
*Well, the actors could have been more emotional but the design is amazing* I just saw Interstellar. Even though there were only 10 people in the cinema room for hundreds, I think it was a great film. The movie was touching, visually impressive, and boasting a clever plot that depended on time dilation and subtle closed time-like curves. In this blog post, I won't discuss the general relativistic visualization of the black hole and wormhole at all because it was talked about previously and it's a small part of my final impression, anyway. *The blog post below is full of spoilers. Do... more »

Ukraine Heating Up Again

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
The US-NATO war on Russia, via Ukraine, is coming back into view now that our elections are over. Americans can get back to TV and hunting and leave the heavy lifting to Washington and the Pentagon. All kinds of heavily funded 'progressive' organizations (endowed with corporate money and many strings) will soon be telling us that full bore war (Syria style) in Ukraine will be ok - it will be about freedom and liberty. One example is the advert above from 'Human Rights Watch' (HRW) which trashes Russia. But when the microscope took a good look at the piece the bullshit alarms we... more »

Supplemental: Propaganda about propaganda!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014Marcotte sounds off at Salon:* Two weeks ago, Amanda Marcotte sounded off but good at Salon. (Originally, her piece had appeared at AlterNet.) Marcotte discussed a favorite topic of us on the pseudo-left. She was setting the record straight about the *other* tribe’s propaganda. Everybody loves to hear that the *other* tribe is dishonest and vile! This is the way Marcotte began, with Salon’s headline included: MARCOTTE (10/24/14): *Why conservatives prefer propaganda to reality* *Pew Research set out to find what’s behind what it considers the increasing... more »

Watch Amerikan Violence 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 9 hours ago
*Amerikan Violence (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.6 Release : 01 Sep 2014 Duration : 93 min Genre : Crime, Drama, Horror Director : Michael Horgan Writer : Mg Kelly, Mg Kelly (story) Cast : Kristopher Arnold, Steven Kasapis, Adam Raits, Kevin Moore Synopsis Amerikan ViolenceOnce released from prison, Jacob returns home to find his old gang still terrorizing the good citizens of Detroit. Bored, pissed and broke the four friends create an online crime show by randomly abducting victims and forcing them to participate. Encouraged by the response of their viewers the attac... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers: series history* *Apparent firebombing rattles Uptown, destroying home, vehicles; ATF: 'Definitely an arson' ~Jim Mistien, New Orleans Advocate * *Appeals court stands by ruling holding BP, Anadarko liable for oil spill penalties ~Mark Schleifstein*

Watch Trouble Dolls 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 9 hours ago
*Trouble Dolls (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 7.7 Release : 15 Jun 2014 Duration : 95 min Genre : Comedy, Drama Director : Jennifer Prediger, Jess Weixler Writer : Jennifer Prediger, Jess Weixler Cast : Jess Weixler, Jennifer Prediger, Megan Mullally, Will Forte Synopsis Trouble DollsThis comedy follows two codependent East Village, New York girls, Olivia and Nicole, on the verge of eviction and existential crisis. They're struggling artists, living in a Bohemian apartment. Their electricity has been turned off and they've begun an ill-advised juice fast. To top it all o... more »

Watch Whiplash 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 9 hours ago
*Whiplash (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : R Score : 8.1 Release : 16 Oct 2014 Duration : 106 min Genre : Drama, Music Director : Damien Chazelle Writer : Damien Chazelle (screenplay) Cast : Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser Synopsis WhiplashA promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. Description WhiplashA meta level study, Course and prognostic factors of whiplash: a systematic review and meta-analysis, conducted by The G... more »

The Morality of Capitalism?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Ayn Rand will likely be required reading soon in Amerika.....The bible of friendly fascism... the three-piece suit variety. Try reading this book instead - it illuminates the increasing collusion between Big Government and Big Business to "manage" our society in the interests of the elite. One of the most important books I ever read was Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America by Bertram Gross.

The absolute best rant for the day...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
perhaps the entire year. From ioTWReport: So Now We’re Really Effed – By CW I was fairly happy to see all the Republican gains on Tuesday night—until I saw Kevin McCarthy tell Megyn Kelly that the House did not want to repeal Obamacare until they had something to replace it with. He said that on an election night of a Republican landslide when almost ALL of them winning ran against Obama and Obamacare. What just happened? At first, I just rolled my eyes. Then, my blood boiled. Then, I exploded. *read the rest*

Civil War Hero Receives His Medal Of Honor 151 Years Later

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing (center, back row) with other officers at Antietam, Maryland, in 1862. He died at Gettysburg in July 1863. *151 Years Later, Medal of Honor For Alonzo Cushing, Civil War Hero -- CNN* (CNN) -- "Faithful unto death." Those words on the West Point headstone of 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing succinctly enshrine the determination of the man who helped turn the tide at Gettysburg during the Civil War. Despite two severe wounds, Cushing, 22, stayed at his post and directed artillery fire upon hordes of Confederates charging the center of the Union line at Cemetery Ridge... more »

Pro-Russian Rebels In Ukraine Begin Work On Building A New State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*BBC* *Ukraine’s Rebel ‘People’s Republics’ Begin Work Of Building New States -- The Guardian* The coming winter and the threat of renewed fighting hang over Donetsk and Luhansk after rushed elections New metallic letters have already been hung above the entrance of what was once the Ukraine tax service headquarters in Donetsk, spelling out: “Taxes and Revenues Ministry of the Donetsk People’s Republic.” A sign on one of the large wooden doors reminds visitors to “turn in weapons upon entry”. Inside, Svetlana Mikhailishina, a former private tax consultant who now directs the regi... more »

Ukrainian Pro-Russian Rebels Prepare For Winter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Pro-Russian separatists sit in a trench at a check point near the village of Frunze, eastern Ukraine on November 4, 2014. Image: AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOF *WNU Editor:* Winter is just around the corner, and while there is still no snow on the ground .... it is coming. The above picture .... if accurate .... tells me that the rebels in eastern Ukraine are definitely prepared for winter combat. They have the right clothing .... and are prepared for the long haul. The below video is also very revealing .... it shows what life is like on the front lines as these rebel soldiers prepare... more »

Cold War Turned Hot?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
How did Russia and the West slip back into what seems like the Cold war all over again? And how is this standoff affecting Americans? Sophie Shevardnadze speaks to American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political commentator and activist – Professor Noam Chomsky.

Ukraine Continues To Edge Towards Open Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Ukraine Lurches Back Toward Open War on East Fighting -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Ukraine’s east was lurching back toward open war as the government in Kiev and pro-Russian rebels accused each other of launching major offensives in the region. The Ukrainian government said there were 26 outbreaks of fighting today between its forces and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, while the rebels said the Kiev government had launched a major offensive there. Ukrainian troops are sticking to the cease-fire worked out two months ago and are “staying at their previous positions,”... more »

5 Ways to Get Active With Your Kids

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
As a mom of two, I am finding it harder than ever to get active. Although I have always been in generally good shape, I have never been a runner or an athlete. Losing the baby weight from my first daughter was a process that took me just over four years. It was long, hard and not very fun. I was grateful to lose the weight, but frustrated by the means. At the beginning of the year, my husband decided in an effort to feel healthier he wanted to shed a few pounds, he went about it in a completely different way than I did. He involved us, we played as a family as we moved. The pounds ... more »

Fracked Up

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
From Popular Resistance: *As part of the week long BXE (Beyond Extreme Energy) protest at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a protest was held at a construction site that is part of the Cove Point Fracked Gas Export Terminal in southern Maryland. Cove Point is the KXL of fracking. Cove Point will open up the export of gas which is necessary for increasing profits from fracking out of the Marcellus Shale. This construction is occurring at a time when scientific reports say the world should stop building carbon fuel infrastructure because humans need to shift to clean,... more »

Nov. 6: The big push is on...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 10 hours ago
I was a little surprised that the Irving press published the story of the UN report on climate change and fossil fuels. But they're making up for that single and lonely act of honesty. Since then, it's been a blizzard of stories about how fossil fuels are good for us. And not a single one reporting the other side. Page A1 for Nov. 5 - "Shale gas boss confident government will 'come around'." I have no doubt that it will. I was sure Gallant would come around when he first announced his "moratorium" during the election campaign. And if anybody objects, we'll see the new gestapo in ... more »

A Post About Why Democrats Got Trounced-- Without Once Mentioning Steve Israel

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
With a very few exceptions, it was congressmen from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- the Wall Street whores who fight alongside the Republicans against working families-- who got the short end of the stick Tuesday. Strong progressives in both Houses tended to win. The very well financed candidate the Koch brothers ran against Jeff Merkley in Oregon only won 37.63% of the vote Tuesday. When Merkley was first elected in 2008, he beat his GOP opponent 49-46%. Why did he do so much better? He summed up how Oregonians saw his record in the Senate like this: "When you fight... more »

The MH17/MH370 Fiasco Continues: Important Documentary From Russia Today Answers Some Questions...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I have been reading in the Jew spew media and even from several alternative media sites the last few days about the continuing saga of the MH17 = MH370 Malaysian shoot down over Ukraine back in early July of this year.... It is remarkable that to this date, some 4 + months after that obvious shoot down of that Boeing 777ER aircraft, with some 298 victims on board, over eastern Ukraine that was definitely a false flag operation to be blamed on Russia. The US Government, and their lackeys in the Ukrainian government, continue to try to cover up the event and are still thwarting indepen... more »

US Strikes Khorasan,in Syria,again?! Dead bombmaker and an update

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
Where is this Khorasan story line going to take us? To Iran? Lebanon? Or into Turkey? Options. So many options..... *BBC* The US military* says* it has carried out air strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group in north-western Syria. The US hit* five targets related to the group*, including several vehicles and buildings, *near the border with Turkey.*The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the violence, said *several militants and two children had died in the attack. * It is the second time US strikes have targeted Khorasan, whom it accuses of pl... more »

Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp Day 91: Shut Down Imperial Mining

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp Censored News On Day 91 of the disaster, we are enjoying good company. We have moved through so many powerful communities, shared so many meals, so much laughter and so much time. In Iskut, it's snowing, we make moves quietly, we cook a traditional Pakistani Nihari with moose meat, fry bread and other good things and we eat and we eat. On days like today we wonder

Politics: "Triumph of the Zombies"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Triumph of the Zombies"* by Bill Bonner "The best thing about human beings is that they stack so neatly." – Frank Underwood, "House of Cards" "This morning, before we left for New York, there were at least 20 big trucks parked around the square in front of our building in Baltimore. Crews dressed in black unloaded boxes, wires, booms and derricks... filling up the sidewalks with equipment of all sorts. "What's going on?" we asked at the office. "They're filming that TV show "House of Cards." It's supposed to take place in Washington. But this looks like Washington. And it's muc... more »

US Prosecutors Have Launched A Money-Laundering Investigation Into A Key Member Of Putin’s Inner Circle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Businessman Gennady Timchenko attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014 (SPIEF 2014) in St. Petersburg May 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin *US ‘Launches Money-Laundering Investigation’ Into Member Of Putin’s Circle -- The Guardian* Prosecutors reportedly examining whether billionaire Russian gas trader transferred allegedly corrupt funds through US US prosecutors are reported to have launched a money-laundering investigation into Gennady Timchenko, a billionaire acquaintance of Vladimir Putin and a member of the Russian president’s inner ... more »

Iran Establishing A “New Hezbollah” In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Iran ‘setting up’ Hezbollah-like proxy in Syria to help Assad (Reuters) *Iran 'Setting Up' Hezbollah-like Proxy in Syria to Help Assad -- IBTimes* Iran is reportedly setting up a Hezbollah-like armed force in Syria in order to help embattled President Bashar al-Assad. The "parallel army" is to be established alongside Assad's military forces in Syria, which has been undergoing a three-year-long uprising-turned-civil war. According to Siraj Press, the force would be well organised and trained just like the Lebanese extremist group Hezbollah, which is often seen as the long-arm of I... more »

World News Briefs -- November 6, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A damaged vehicle parks beside collapsed buildings after what activists said was a U.S.-led air strike on Kafar Joum village in West Aleppo countryside November 6, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer *U.S.-Led Air Strikes Hit Al Qaeda Affiliate In Syria -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A U.S.-led coalition that was set up to fight Islamic State bombed the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and another radical faction in northwest Syria overnight, rebels and residents said on Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said a series of air strikes had targeted Nusra Front, inc... more »

Texas Town Votes to Ban Fracking, Hit With Lawsuits 24 Hours Later

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Julie Dermansky* - "Less than 24 hours after Denton became the first Texas city to ban fracking within city limits, the city is being sued." The post Texas Town Votes to Ban Fracking, Hit With Lawsuits 24 Hours Later appeared first on Waking Times.

Long arm of US censorship: Reporter in Russia silenced after Mohawk interviews

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Mohawks with Marcos, Yaqui land Sonora, Mexico Voice of Russia reporter John Robles, who interviewed Mohawks, continues after being silenced at Voice of Russia Brenda Norrell Censored News John Robles was silenced at the Voice of Russia this year, after his profound interviews, including those with Mohawks. Robles, born a US citizen in Puerto Rico, was granted asylum in Russia. Now, Robles

Ego, Illusion and The Eternal Truth Within You

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Linda George* - "Our thoughts are impermanent, they are illusory, they are like dreams. What is real lies within our hearts The post Ego, Illusion and The Eternal Truth Within You appeared first on Waking Times.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 6, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Obama To Seek Congressional Backing For Military Campaign Against ISIS -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Wednesday that he would seek specific authorization from Congress for the military campaign against the Islamic State, opening the door to a lengthy, potentially contentious debate over the nature and extent of American engagement in Iraq and Syria. Mr. Obama’s announcement, at his post-election news conference, was not wholly unexpected. But it represented a significant shift from his earlier position that while he would welcome congressional backing, he... more »

This guy is not a nut!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Jim Rickards predicts hell and damnation unavoidably around the corner. Its well worth the time to listen,

Plutus Loves Potus

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
What rout, whomping, tsunami, thumping, shellacking, rejection? All you had to do was look at President Obama's body language at his Wednesday press con to realize that a few Democrats losing their seats in the meh-terms will not upset the neoliberal order of which he remains the powerful front-man. He's even looking forward to slurping Bourbon with his new BFF Mitch McConnell. He is still hopey and not at all, he said, "mopey." Why should he be? Hell is emptying out, and Plutus continues to rise, the hoards of wealth safe, hidden and secure thanks to Potus* and all *his* devili... more »

Disruptive Techology?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Yet another claim on energy to cheap to meter. Limitless power for everyone. Cold fusion is back and is it behind the falling price of oil? As if the illuminati would ever let such an invention see the light of day.

Shock! {sic}: Pro-immigration report on 'FOOC'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Hopping back onto the subject of immigration, this morning's *From Our Own Correspondent *featured a report on that subject from the BBC's new Berlin correspondent Jenny Hill (quite a promotion, given that I've always seen her reporting on 'local news'-type stories for the BBC, often standing in a muddy field or in front of a courthouse). It was a very upbeat report, focusing on Germany's welcoming attitude towards immigrants. We also heard the appreciative views of many immigrants, glad to be in Germany. Jenny herself sounded happiest of all, waxing enthusiastic about the smells... more »

The Surprising Toxicity of Fast Food Packaging

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Many toxic chemicals are in fast food packaging, and here's what you need to know about how to protect yourself from them... The post The Surprising Toxicity of Fast Food Packaging appeared first on Waking Times.

Continued Clashes Between Militias & Peshmerga In Iraq’s Tuz Kharmato In Wake Of Sunni Cleansing

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
In June 2014 the Islamic State (IS) swept into the Tuz Kharmato district of eastern Salahaddin as the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) fell apart. Amerli, a small Shiite Turkmen town was surrounded in the process and held out for weeks against the insurgents. In September Kurdish peshmerga, the ISF, and militias launched an operation that freed the village. This then led to the clearing of the entire district. Many Sunni residents fled in the wake of the fighting or were forced out by the militias who considered them supporters of the insurgency. Now that many villages are either abando... more »

Supplemental: Who is Richard Perez-Pena?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014Who is Eliza Gray:* Who the Sam Hill is Richard Perez-Pena? You’re asking a very good question! Before we answer, consider a second question: Who the heck is Eliza Gray? Eliza Gray graduated from Harvard in 2008. Her father is C. Boyden Gray (Harvard 1964), the former Bush Administration honcho. Today, Eliza Gray writes for Time magazine. A recent piece bore this pregnant headline: “The Troubling Statistic in MIT’s Sex Assault Survey” Interesting! Which statistic from that survey did young Gray find so troubling? Was she troubled by the fact that five... more »

We want them alive: The search for Mexico's 43 missing students

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
A student of Guerrero State carries a portrait of a disappeared person, during a protest in Mexico City, on Wednesday.RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/GETTY IMAGE WE WANT THEM ALIVE – THE SEARCH FOR MEXICO’S 43 MISSING STUDENTS Autor: Andalusia Knoll / Upside Down World Translations in eight languages http://www.forumdesalternatives.org/en/we-want-them-alive-the-search-for-mexicos-43-missing-students

Do Democrats Have a Future?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
In 1964 and 1965, it was a Democratic former school teacher from Texas who led the push that brought us the Civil Rights Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Soon thereafter, Southern Democrats scurried to become Republicans, following the race baiting of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Southern Democrats were left to be Democrats or fake Democrats, pushing further and further Right as the Republicans led them down the rabbit hole. Now fifty years later, real Democrats don't bother to vote because there are no more Democrats to vote for, and the Republicans use fa... more »

After Committing A Number Of Sex Crimes, Libyan Cadets Sent Home As The U.K. Scraps Their Military Training Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Bassingbourn Barracks. Cambridge News *Libyan Troops Flown Home As Cameron Scraps UK Training Camp -- The Guardian* Camp was intended to train 2,000 soldiers to bolster security in Libya but indiscipline - including rape charges - was rife A group of Libyan troops has been flown out of the UK as David Cameron, described the failure to maintain discipline at their Ministry of Defence training camp as “completely unacceptable” and confirmed the scheme to train them in the UK had been permanently scrapped. Some of the recruits were allowed to take part in a hastily convened passing-... more »

Last Month Crazies, Relevant Organs Edition

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
[image: DSC02799] The pan-Blue side is really starting to bring their dish of smears to a fine simmer under Ko Wen-je. Since the attempt to smear Ko as corrupt with the MG149 account totally failed, they are trying to make silk purses out of the sow's ear of organs from China. The KMT news organ writes: The journalist revealed his observations on Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), a physician of National Taiwan University Hospital, indicating that Ko “faced a genuinely vexing moral dilemma. His patients would die without the transplants he had arranged…. At the end of the day, Dr. Ko’s willingness to ... more »

THE WAY WE ARE: Jacking up preferred statistics!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014Part 4—It’s all propaganda now:* Let’s suppose you’re chancellor of a major university. Let’s call your school MIT. You construct a long, bewildering survey for your students—a survey about their sexual experiences on your campus. Your curiosity knows no bounds, so you even include this early question, along with six possible answers: *How often do you hear MIT students or see online posts from MIT students that say that a test or assignment "raped them?”* Never Less than once a month Once a month 2-3 times a month Once a week More than once a week Yes, ... more »

U.S. General: Afghan Forces Are Suffering Unsustainable Casualty Rates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Photo:* Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan. DoD photo *Afghan Casualties On Battlefield At Unsustainably High Level: U.S. General -- Reuters* (Reuters) - More than 4,600 Afghan troops have been killed in the war against the Taliban this year, a 6.5 percent jump over last year and an unsustainably high figure that underscores the need for better medical evacuation, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, a top commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, said 4,634... more »

They Claim He's a Smart Man

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://dyn.com/ The Conservative "Family Tax Cut" is straight out of the fifties. Linda McQuaig considers three families, each earning a total $100,000 in income: Imagine three families, all raising kids, all with total household incomes of $100,000. In the first household, the breadwinner is a single mother. Her benefit from the Family Tax Cut: zero. The second consists of two working spouses, each earning $50,000. Their benefit from the Family Tax Cut: zero. The third consists of a man earning $100,000 with a stay-a... more »

The Mysterious Death Of Russian Actor And Dissident Alexei Devotchenko

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Actor and opposition activist Alexei Devotchenko has been found dead at his apartment. Wikicommons *Outspoken Actor Alexei Devotchenko Found Dead in Moscow -- Moscow Times* Acclaimed theater actor and opposition activist Alexei Devotchenko has been found dead in a pool of blood at his apartment in northeastern Moscow, news reports said. Devotchenko, 49, was discovered with slashes on his body, unnamed polices sources were cited as saying by the LifeNews website, which has strong links to the Russian security services. An early report by the TASS news agency quoted a law enforcemen... more »

SNC-Lavalin Got Harpers Corporate Tax Cut - Made Huge Profits - Will Now Axe 4000 Jobs!

leftdog at Buckdog - 15 hours ago
*Another huge corporate welfare bum is going to cut thousands of jobs after lining their bank rolls with Stephen Harper's huge corporate tax cut. Profits of* *$195.6 million were earned by SNC-Lavalin for the first nine months of 2014,* *"Montreal engineering conglomerate SNC-Lavalin says it will cut 4,000 jobs over the next 18 months in an attempt to streamline operations and save $100 million.* * "SNC-Lavalin plans to scale back certain underperforming activities and adjust, consolidate and streamline some of its operations and corporate structure to improve efficiency, effectiv... more »

The Great Blue Dog Apocalypse, Part II

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
As we mentioned yesterday, election day was bad for the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. Going into the election, the Blue Dog caucus or coalition or whatever they call themselves was down to 19 members, having added 5 godawful conservatives-- Ron Barber (AZ), Cheri Bustos (IL), Dan Lipinski (IL), Nick Rahall (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ)-- this year. This week, they lost one of their co-chairs, right-wing Georgian John Barrow as well as corrupt sack of crap Pete Gallego (TX), Ron Barber (AZ), Jim Costa (CA) and Nick Rahall (WV). Reactionaries Jim Matheson (UT) and Mike McIn... more »

Putin: Nothing Wrong With Soviet Union's Pact With Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin Photo: Press Portrait Service/EPA *Vladimir Putin Says There Was Nothing Wrong With Soviet Union's Pact With Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany -- The Telegraph* *Russian president says he sees nothing wrong with treaty with Nazi Germany that led to the carve-up of Poland - and blames Britain for destroying any chance of an anti-fascist front * Vladimir Putin has said there was nothing bad about the Nazi-Soviet Pact, the non-aggression treaty which led to the carve-up of Poland at the outset of the Second World War, stating Britain and France destroyed any ... more »

A string landscape conference in Madrid

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Four weeks ago, there was a conference at ITP of UAM/CSIC in Madrid, Spain. The title of the conference was *Fine-Tuning, Anthropics and the String Landscape* (click here for the page with videos) In the table, columns are describing the timing, speaker name, title, video URL (pairs of the talks are often clumped together), and PDF URL of the talks. The topics covered the most controversial and the least solid aspects of string theory – string cosmology, the string landscape (well, at least the shape of the non-SUSY landscape fails to be solid), and its popular (and hated) anthrop... more »

Practical Aquaponics for Growing Nutritious Vegetables

Waking Times at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video - *Learn more about aquaponics and how to create a practical aquaponics system. The post Practical Aquaponics for Growing Nutritious Vegetables appeared first on Waking Times.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Patriarchy blamed for fake African American studies classes* *Crap courses blamed on everyone but those responsible* Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill blamed racism and heteropatriarchal capitalism for the recent academic scandal that has plagued the university. Gathering Wednesday afternoon, members of the Real Silent Sam coalition gathered to share their response to the recently released “Investigation of Irregular Classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,” which found that certai... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*National Academy of Sciences wants us to stop breathing* *National Academy of Sciences Panel: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Have to Drop to Zero* Panelists at a National Academy of Sciences event on the health risks to humans posed by climate change called Tuesday for an end to all greenhouse gas emissions. “[E]missions have to go to zero,” said Anthony Janetos, professor of Earth and Environment at Boston University, told the event in Washington D.C., which brought together climate change modelers, public health experts, and environmental health researchers. The workshop’s agenda s... more »

The English Question and the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The BBC seems to be on a bit of a mission at the moment as regards 'the English question'. Following on from Mark Easton's pouring of cold water on the idea of an England-wide parliament and 'English Votes for English Laws' and his subsequent pro-'regionalisation' tweeting, this morning's *Today* also rather pushed the idea of devolving power to the English regions at the expense of an English-wide solution. You could almost see the cogs in the *Today *team's collective brain working away this morning. Overnight the *Independent *had published a piece by historian Robert Tombs... more »

Video Game Design Tutorials (Lessons) via Class Website | Sally Ride Science

Angel Cintron Jr. at @ THE CHALK FACE - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on EdCentrist: Video Game Design Tutorials (Lessons) via Class Website | Sally Ride Science.

Pathetic Democrats Steamrolled by Resurgent Republicans

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
It was a very cold morning indeed on the day of reckoning for the Democratic party and suicide hotlines across the fruited plain likely saw high volume into the wee hours of the night on Tuesday. In an electoral bloodbath as savage as a Rob Zombie slasher flick, the blue jackass party was thoroughly routed in the mid-term elections. It's not as though this was unexpected given the ominous signs of the last several months. The Dems were the recipients of voter wrath towards the miserably failed presidency of Barack Obama that now crawls on it’s mangy belly into the final two years ... more »

Which Labour leader is which Doctor Who?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
This week's New Statesman, the low circulation left of centre magazine plays with the word "regeneration" by portraying Labour leaders past and present as particular Doctor Who's, does it work, have they chosen the right ones? From left to right: The New Statesman has chosen to portray Tony Blair as the 5th Doctor, the Peter Davison one. An odd choice, for me Tony Blair would be more of a 6th Doctor, the Colin Baker one. I believe that the death count during the Colin Baker years was way above that off any other Doctor Who. In 'reality' maybe The Master in his first Roger Delgado g... more »

Ex-employer won't meet blue LED Nobel prize winner

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
The Japan Realtime blog at the Wall Street Journal informs us about some bitterness surrounding Dr Shuji Nakamura of UC Santa Barbara who won the physics Nobel prize one month ago. You should understand that I am among those who consider the invention of blue LEDs to be primarily an achievement of engineering, not physics, and if I had to give a Nobel prize for that, I would probably pick the Nobel prize for chemistry. I realize that there are no "chemical reactions" involved in the operation of blue LEDs. But the kind of "combination of the right elements" to obtain the right "at... more »

BC Ferries Are Liars, So Is Mike Corrigan(Who Directed Mike Corrigan To Float Horseshoe bay Terminal Closure, BC Liberal Government Did)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 18 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Nothing about BC Ferries makes sense, for years we were told that servicing minor routes was a money loser and that major routes out of Tawassen and Horseshoe bay are profitable, so why would Mike Corrigan float an outrageous idea like closing down Horseshoe bay terminal? I can safely say that Mike Corrigan didn`t hatch this idea, this has Christy Clark`s LNG fingerprints all over it...It indeed can become quite congested around Horseshoe bay when the ferries to Langdale, Bowen Island and Nanaimo converge.....Quite often one or two of those ferries must wait ... more »

To Autumnwatch

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
*"L’automne est un deuxième ressort où chaque feuille est une fleur", ("Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower"), *Albert Camus Just as a (lengthy) aside, I'd just like to place on record my enthusiastic feelings for BBC Two's *Autumnwatch*. I loved last week's four shows and wished there'd been a lot, lot more. Paying the licence fee suddenly felt more worthwhile. Indeed, I was so inspired by watching it that I took Chris Packham's advice and got up very early one morning and wandered down Morecambe promenade to its farthest end, where there be birds and plenty of... more »

EFN Asia 43: Day 1 of Conference 2014

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
The Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia 2014 Conference started today at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong. Nice venue, great forum with great speakers, and many participants from Asian countries, from the US, Canada and Germany. The event is jointly sponsored by the Lion Rock Institute (LRI) in HK, EFN Asia in Bangkok, and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) in Berlin Potsdam, Germany. Opening and Welcome Addresses were given by Bill Stacey, Chairman of LRI, and Siegfried "Siggi" Herzog, the new FNF Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia. Below, Siggi giving the we... more »

We must all be dead! Harvey Wasserman said so!

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 20 hours ago
Do you recall the PSR hysteria about the unloading of SNF from Fukushima Dai'ichi Unit 4, and how it was a deadly threat to all life on earth, the "most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis"?  (Older post, later update.) Well, I must announce that Wasserman's worst nightmare must have come true.  TEPCO announced that all spent fuel has been removed from the Unit 4 fuel pool, leaving

Finmeccanica out, US's Sikorsky joins Navy copter acquisition race

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: NH90]The infamous VVIP helicopter scandal has claimed another victim. The defence ministry has ejected the European NH-90 chopper, linked to Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, out of the race to supply 16 multirole helicopters to the Navy. The commercial bid of the other contender in fray, American Sikorsky-70B choppers, will now be opened this month after a long delay. "Both NH-90 and Sikorsky-70B choppers had cleared the technical trials held a couple of years ago," said a MoD source. "But their commercial bids were not opened due to various controversies. Now, the Siko... more »

Raytheon begins flight testing DARPA's Persistent Close Air Support program

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: DARPA's Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program]Raytheon Company began flight testing DARPA's Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program. PCAS Phase 3 is an 18-month, $25.5 million effort scheduled to culminate in live-fire demonstrations. The program is designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield. "PCAS will help reduce close air support response times from as long as one hour to just six minutes," said Tom Bussing, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missile Systems. "By delivering critical information to decision makers more quickly, PCAS will ... more »

Russian Missile Cruiser to Conduct Live Fire Drills in Rare Visit to South China Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Slava class CG]The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet is currently in the South China Sea with plans to conduct air defense and “rocket, artillery and torpedo weapons,” drills in a rare visit to the region, according to an announcement issued Wednesday by the Russian Ministry of Defense. The 11,500-ton Slava-class cruiser Moscow (or Moskva) left Singapore after a port call to conduct the training exercises in an unspecified area of the South China Sea in the last few days, read a translation of the statement. The ship — based on a 1970s era design and commissioned in 1983 ... more »

Fighter jet drones move closer as BAE and Dassault link up

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Unmanned fighter drone]Drones that could eventually replace the current generation of jet fighters have moved a step closer after BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation won a £120m contract. Britain’s BAE and France’s Dassault have signed a two-year joint contract with the UK and French governments to look at what would be needed to build such an aircraft. The deal confirms the Anglo-French agreement announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July, and is the next step towards unmanned jets that could replace the current fourth-generation fighters - the Typhoon in Britain and the ... more »

US Pilot: Thanks To Espionage, Chinese Stealth Fighters Could Match The F-35

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: J-31 Gyrfalcon]China is set to debut its new Shenyang J-31 stealth fighter at the Zhuihai international airshow next week. Although the fighter's exact specifications are unknown, it could be a match for the F-22 and the F-35, Dave Majumdar writes for USNI News citing several US military officials and pilots. This sense of the capabilities of the J-31 are largely based on the successes China has had in industrial espionage against US targets. "I think they’ll eventually be on par with our fifth-gen jets — as they should be, because industrial espionage is alive and well," ... more »

Model shows possible Algerian frigate armament

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MEKO A-200 model]More details of the frigates that German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is building for Algeria have emerged over the last month that suggest they will be very heavily armed. IHS Jane's reported on 5 April 2012 that a deal had been concluded on 26 March and covered the delivery of two vessels that would be similar to the MEKO A-200-class frigates that TKMS built for South Africa, but would be armed with Saab RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles instead of Exocets and Rheinmetall MLG 27 mm guns instead of two 20 mm and a twin 35 mm. It was subsequently re... more »

Has Washington Just Shot Itself in the Oily Foot?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*November 11, 2014* (William Engdahl - NEO) - By now even the New York Times is openly talking about the secret Obama Administration strategy of trying to bankrupt Russia by using its oil-bloated Bedouin bosom buddy, Saudi Arabia, to collapse the world price of oil. However, it’s beginning to look like the neo-conservative Russia-haters and Cold war wanna-be hawks around Barack Obama may have just shot themselves in their oily foot. As I referred to it in an earlier article, their oil price strategy is basically stupid. Stupid, as all consequences have not been taken into account. Ta... more »

Yantar Shipyard to launch Navy's frigate Admiral Essen on November 7

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Project 11356 (Admiral Grigorovich) class FFG]Kaliningrad, Russia based JSC Baltic Shipyard “Yantar” tomorrow (November 7) will host an official launching ceremony for the second serial frigate of Admiral Grigorovich class "Admiral Essen" ordered for the Russian Navy, the shipbuilder's press service said. The Admiral Essen was laid down on July 8, 2011. Under two contracts signed with the Russian Ministry of Defense, Yantar Shipyard is to build a series of six frigates of Project 11356 developed by the Northern Design Bureau. The shipyard has laid keels of five frigates. C... more »

Three picked for £300M BAE submarine base

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Three contractors have been appointed by BAE Systems as framework contractors on the £300M revamp of its submarine site, in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The eight-year programme involves the redevelopment of the base in preparation for the building of a replacement for the Vanguard class submarines, as part of the renewal of the UK’s nuclear deterrent. Costain, Morgan Sindall, and Shepherd will carry out the work, which involves project delivery on operational sites and integration of works into existing submarine build programmes. Work will commence in early 2015. Read more

Cabinet Approves Bill to Set Up Armed Forces' Marine Industries Organization

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Jamaran class FS]The Iranian government approved a bill to establish the Armed Forces Marine Industries Organization in a move to enhance the country's deterrence and military power. The ratification was approved during a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. The cabinet ratification is aimed at developing deterrence capabilities and providing the defensive needs of the Iranian Armed Forces to surface and subsurface vessels, Surface-Effect Ships (SES), speed boats, and dynamic power systems as well as manufacturing, supplying and optimizing equipment and weapons mainly th... more »

Indian Navy subs can soon stay longer under water

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Scorpene class SSK]Indian scientists have developed technology that will enable the navy's conventional non-nuclear submarines stay under water for up to two weeks before replenishing their oxygen supply, thus increasing their stealth capabilities. "Conventional submarines usually need to come to the surface every three to four days for replenishing their oxygen supply," an official of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which has developed the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system, told IANS, speaking on condition of anonymity. For the replenishment... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Sea of Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
2002, “Sea of Dreams” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi7yGfJ3z20

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy lies 11.8 million light-years away toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). *Click image for larger size.* The deep image of the region reveals details in the bright yellow core, but at the same time follows fainter features along the galaxy's gorgeous blue spiral arms and sweeping dust lanes. It also follows the expansive, arcing feature, known as Arp's loop, that seems to rise from the galaxy's disk at the upper righ... more »

"Four Noble Buddha Quotes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Four Noble Buddha Quotes" by Perry Garfinkel "Isn't it - I can't decide whether to say "ironic" or "appropriate" - that modern technology now brings us wisdom that would otherwise have been considered oh so 2,500 years ago? I refer here to sharing timeless tips from one Siddhartha Gautama, the prince who lived 500 years before the Common Era, a.k.a. the Buddha. But sage as he was, as relevant today as when he lived, quoting the Buddha is dangerous business. Nothing he said was written down until some 300 years after his death; it was all passed down orally. By the time it got to u... more »

Don Miguel Ruiz, "The Four Agreements"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive- the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” • “Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.” • “Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, a... more »

The day before yesterday (Nov 4) I posted a YouTube discussion of the rigging of the silver metal market and why we should buy physical silver when the price has been forced to be so insanely cheap. I was confident that this was reliable info because the lead reporter, Dave Kranzler, had previously worked with Paul Craig Roberts on this subject. Then yesterday (Nov 5) I received the treatise below jointly composed by PCR and Kranzler. My reading is that now is the time to buy physical gold, and especially silver, to hedge against losing our shirts when the dollar crashes, as it must ...likely devaluing many of our nest eggs in the financial markets.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 22 hours ago
------------------------------ *American Financial Markets Have No Relationship To Reality — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler* ------------------------------ November 4, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter American Financial Markets Have No Relationship To Reality Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler As we have demonstrated in previous articles, the bullion banks (primarily JP Morgan, HSBC, ScotiaMocatta, Barclays, UBS, and Deutsche Bank), most likely acting as agents for the Federal Reser... more »

Ebola: Special Report 2

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 22 hours ago

Chet Raymo, "The End of Vernaculars"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"The End of Vernaculars" by Chet Raymo "In the early 1770s, East Tennessee was a tinderbox waiting to explode into warfare. Settlers and traders from the Carolinas and Virginia were moving into the country of the Cherokees. Some leaders of the tribe had been invited to Charleston, and had even visited London. They were well aware of the overwhelming material and technological superiority of the Europeans. For these tribal elders, resistance to the whites seemed futile; better to make the best deals one could manage and get on with it. The young warriors, however, were not so sangui... more »

"Only One..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three hundred million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, 100 billion galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more... only one of each of us." - Dr. Leonard McCoy, "Star Trek"

Inside The Islamic Police State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Screenshot from Islamic State video *Darkness at Noon Prayers: Inside The Islamic Police State -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast* Stalin, Castro, Pol Pot came before. The techniques of totalitarianism are not unique to ISIS. But here’s the scariest thing about them. They work. The gunmen lined them up—men, women, and children—in the village of Ras al-Maa west of Baghdad and unceremoniously slaughtered them all. That was the first in a wave of mass executions last week of tribal figures in Anbar province who dared to defy the militants of the so-called Islamic State. Spectators were th... more »


Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 23 hours ago
*some things are just too perfect...* Pray for our country. The Beatles were the first pop/rock group to implement classical philosophies and instrumentations in their compositions. Although not the first to deviate from conventional 8-bar increments, *Yesterday *consisted of occasional 10-bar increments. Willie Nelson wrote lots of songs with irregular structures, and consequently didn't get recorded until after he wrote *Crazy, *which was eventually recorded by Patsy Cline. Incidentally, in 1983, hubby recorded Crazy with the Phoenix Symphony, which was played in heavy rotation ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Mountain Home, Arkansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Any Future..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Perhaps it is better to be un-sane and happy, than sane and un-happy. But it is the best of all to be sane and happy. Whether our descendants can achieve that goal will be the greatest challenge of the future. Indeed, it may well decide whether we have any future.” - Arthur C. Clarke

Cosmology: “What Will the Universe Look Like In A Trillion Years?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“What Will the Universe Look Like In A Trillion Years?*” by Ray Villard "A trillion years from now the universe will be a much simpler place for far-future astronomers to ponder. One trillion years? Yes, when the universe is 100 times its presents age the only stars left will be the ones that are the longest burning: red dwarfs. New star formation will have died out eons earlier, so there will be no iridescent nebulae, supernova blasts, or blue giant stars like Rigel in the constellation Orion. Our Milky Way will have lost its identity long ago through merging with the Andromeda g... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“There is always something to be happy about. Truly happy. And if you have the audacity to find it and the courage to make it your focus, in spite of the countless temptations to do otherwise, you will have learned well, your life will be transformed, and all things will be added unto you. Trust me, I have connections.” "End" game, The Universe - http://www.tut.com "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones!"

Ukraine situation ( November 5 - 6 , 2014 ) Elections in Ukraine over - time for resumption of War ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 23 hours ago
Anti War...... Ukraine President Orders Army East, Ready to Resume WarInsists Eastern Elections Violate Truce by Jason Ditz, November 04, 2014 Print This | Share This The Ukrainian civil war has been on hold for weeks, but seems poised to restart, as President Petro Poroshenko has ordered troops to the breakaway east with an eye toward the resumption of the conflict. Poroshenko insisted that the move was done to “repel possible attacks” by the rebels, and also claimed he “remains a firm supporter of the peace plan.” That sounds great, in theory. The problem is that Poroshenko has dec... more »

Forbes: Putin Most Powerful Person In the World. Obama Comes In Second

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*2014 Ranking Of The World's Most Powerful People* *RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN TOPS FORBES’ 2014 RANKING OF THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW* Barack Obama Remains at No. 2 Spot On 6th Annual List, Plus An Exclusive Inside Look at the Fall of Tinder CEO and the Crazy Saga of Tinder, the World’s Hottest App NEW YORK (November 5, 2014) – Russian President Vladimir Putin (No. 1) takes the top spot out of 72 on Forbes’ sixth annual ranking of “The World’s 72 Most Powerful People” (p. 98 of the November 24, 2014 Forbes magazine issue) for the second y... more »

Weirdly Mixed Night For Gay Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
There aren't going to be all that many Democratic freshmen next year. Seth Moulton's win in MA-06 yesterday was one of the bright spots. The district is the northeast corner of the state where the 495 and the 95 join up and head up into New Hampshire. It starts in the Boston's northern outer suburbs-- Lynn, Saugus, Wakefield, Burlington and Bedford and shoots north to Salem, Gloucester, Ipswich, Newbury and Merrimac. It's been John Tierney's district since 1997 but Moulton beat him in a primary on September 9. Although every poll showed Tierney winning, Moulton had closed to with... more »

90 Year Old Man Arrested for Feeding the Homeless

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Cops fine and arrest 90 year old man who is feeding the homeless in Florida. The post 90 Year Old Man Arrested for Feeding the Homeless appeared first on Waking Times.

Sanctuaries of Terror: Pakistan And Turkey Are Imperfect U.S. Allies In The War Against International Jihadist Terrorism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
VIDEO: ANOTHER video showing Turkish soldiers & #ISIS meeting at border. #Syria-#Turkey https://t.co/loW5HYrVvb pic.twitter.com/gzyWTM5Th7 — Military Studies (@ArmedResearch) November 4, 2014 *An excerpt from, "Pentagon Assessment: 'Pakistan Using Militants as Proxies to Counter India's Superior Military'" NDTV, November 4, 2014: * In a blunt assessment of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, the Pentagon has told the US Congress that the country is using militant groups as proxies to counter the superior Indian military. *"Afghan-and Indian-focused militants continue to operate fro... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "All Will Come Again"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"All Will Come Again"* by Rainer Maria Rilke "All will come again into its strength: the fields undivided, the waters undammed, the trees towering and the walls built low. And in the valleys, people as strong and varied as the land. And no churches where God is imprisoned and lamented like a trapped and wounded animal. The houses welcoming all who knock and a sense of boundless offering in all relations, and in you and me. No yearning for an afterlife, no looking beyond, no belittling of death, but only longing for what belongs to us and serving earth, lest we remain unused."

China Tries to Come to Grips with Pollution

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
In the lead up to the APEC summit about to start this week in Beijing, China’s leadership undertook a series of emergency measures to avoid the continued embarrassment of a string of poor air quality days that had bedeviled the country over the previous year. The government reinstated the familiar practice of restricting car travel Continue reading

Jack A. Smith : Bury the bomb before it buries us

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The U.S. and Russia are modernizing, improving, and extending the longevity by decades of the three prongs of their nuclear war triad. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 A quarter century after the Cold … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Bury the bomb before it buries us

Watch What It Was 2014 Full Movie Online

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 1 day ago
*What It Was (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 5.3 Release : 25 Jun 2014 Duration : 90 min Genre : Drama, Romance Director : Daniel Armando Writer : Daniel Armando Cast : Arlene Chico-Lugo, Deirdre Herlihy, Melissa Navia, Brandon Smalls Synopsis What It WasAn old flame is reignited and a new desire is awaken when Hollywood Actress Adina J. Spencer returns back to New York. Soon she is forced to face her sexual past, confront her present identity, and admit her true love. Description What It WasThe art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into acco... more »

2016 GOP Frontrunners Revealed? (Easily Frightened Old People and Rednecks Get Their Day In the Sun) What We Learned Is People Who Work Hard Should Be Able To Pay Their Bills, and Establishment Democrats Who Embrace Big Money Over Economic Populism Have No Future But Attack Ads Win (Welcome to the Polycentric World Order)

Gently lifted from The Rag Blog. The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete. The Republicans now control the major media, the Supreme Court, the Congress, and soon the presidency. Think Jeb Bush in 2016. All throughout America, right down to the local level, buried in a tsunami of cash and corruption, our public servants are being morphed into corporate operatives. Otherwise . . .

"For Republicans, the hard part is about to begin" (Dana Milbank). Plus, the Borowitz Report reads the exit polls

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"Isn't this political ad wonderfully false and misleading?"* *" 'I really think it's time for a change,' said Carol Foyler, a memory-loss sufferer who cast her vote this morning in Iowa City. 'I just feel in my gut that if these people were in charge they'd do a really amazing job with the economy.'* *"Harland Dorrinson, who voted in Akron, Ohio, and who has no memory of anything that happened before 2013, said his main concern was a terrorist attack on American soil.* *" 'I really think we need to put a party in charge that won't ever let something like that happen,' he said.... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 7th November)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
MPs to escape expenses investigations after paperwork destroyed by Parliament John Bercow, the Speaker, faces accusations he has presided over a fresh cover-up of MPs' expenses after tens of thousands of pieces of paperwork relating to claims made before 2010 were shredded. Members of the public who have written to Kathryn Hudson, the standards watchdog, to raise concerns about their MP’s

Junk DNA: Our Interdimensional Doorway to Transformation

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - We can change our consciousness and, in turn, alter genetic expression... The post Junk DNA: Our Interdimensional Doorway to Transformation appeared first on Waking Times.

"Worthiness: Accepting Our Calling"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Worthiness: Accepting Our Calling"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Our worth of being on the planet at this time cannot be judged as we are all worthy and essential to being here now. The issue of worthiness may come up in many areas of our lives, as we ask, often unconsciously, whether we are worthy of success, love, happiness, and countless other things, from supportive relationships to a beautiful home. In the end, though, it all comes down to one thing: our willingness to claim our space in this life as humans on this planet at this time. When we accept our divinity, we no l... more »

Voters Ban Fracking In Texas, California, And Ohio

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Mike G* Voters in several states went to the polls and expressed their desire to see an end to fracking. The post Voters Ban Fracking In Texas, California, And Ohio appeared first on Waking Times.

To Slip the Surly Bonds of Earth, And Touch the Face of God...

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
That's just the sort of post-industrialised, ultra-myopic, zero-growth, social Darwinist Fabian nihilistic, economically defeatist Dying Earth claptrap I'd expect from a Guardian columnist no-one's ever of. Every person that spends a million quid or more developing a safe, reliable, reusable and mass-producible technology that will decouple the potential future capacity of mankind's experience from reference to the near-inexhaustible yet still finite resource pool of Terra, held in commons, is one less person wasting a million notes trying to help the last two Pandas left aliv... more »

Student Sets Gauge for Effective Education

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *How hacking education can make young people more effective and happy. The post Student Sets Gauge for Effective Education appeared first on Waking Times.

Ukraine Prepares For A Resumption Of The Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Cease-Fire In Ukraine Fails And Preparations For War Begin -- Simon Shuster, Time* Ukraine and pro-Russian forces are arming for the next round of conflict The shelling of Mariupol, a city on the front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine, resumed in earnest at the end of October, just as the country had finished electing a new parliament. It has not let up since. “Day and night, they have been bombing from two directions,” says Vasyl Arbuzov, an adviser to the local authorities in Mariupol, referring to the pro-Russian rebels who have approached the city from the east. “So most p... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 5, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during a a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 5, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing *What The White House Is Planning For The Next 2 Years -- Olivier Knox, Yahoo News* On tap after the election: An Iran nuclear deal, a push on trade and the battle to replace Eric Holder Life after the midterm elections was never going to be easy for President Barack Obama. In the best-case scenario, he would have watched his influence dwindle steadily as the fight to succeed him heated up. He would have worked to polis... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Steven Poloz- Canada's Central Bankster should work for free!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
After all he should walk his talk? But he won't. Cause he is an elitist power that shouldn't be. I had seen this news yesterday and had intended to post it- So here it is Unlike the paid mouthpiece from the National Post- I DO NOT believe his comments were well intentioned. He is one of the 'entitled' leeches on society. After all Banksters transfer wealth from the bottom to the top by exploiting the masses through manipulative money policies. He understands completely the youth unemployment crisis in Canada- His 14 years at Canada's Central Bank prior to appointment helped to plant th... more »

An Easton Parliament?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The BBC's home editor Mark Easton is touring the UK in a mini with a union jack on top. He's talking devolution. I heard a report on Monday's *PM* that kicked things off by talking about English Votes for English Laws and an English parliament - two quite different things that Mark Easton quite airily conflated. His report struck me as being pretty blatant in its opposition to EV4EL/an English parliament. Both Mark Easton and his chosen expert, Akash Paun of the Institute for Government, advanced points highlighting potential difficulties with EV4EL/an English parliament. They di... more »

"I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On- And You’d Be, Too"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"I’m Terrified of My New TV: * *Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On- And You’d Be, Too"* by Michael Price "I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to replace it. I am now the owner of a new “smart” TV, which promises to deliver streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media, and Internet browsing. Oh, and TV too. The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy. The amount of data this thing collects is staggering. It logs where, when... more »

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