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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, November 7, 2014

7 Nov - Blogs I'm Following

10:25pm MST

TV Watch: Come on, February -- "Better Call Saul" is getting closer!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 24 minutes ago
*I wasn't able to embed it, but you can find this new Better Call Saul tease, along with some earlier ones, here.* *by Ken* Be still, my heart! I know the above picture is crap, but yes, that really is our very own Saul Goodman -- or rather, I gather, some yokel named Jimmy McGill. And *Better Call Saul* is apparently on target for a February rollout. And the 2:27 tease is authentically worth the trouble for anyone who's looking forward to the series as much as I am. It's got a slew of in-front-of-the-camera as well as behind-the-camera people, many of them people we've known, or ... more »

Here Are The 18 Things That Navy SEALs Always Have When They Go On A Mission

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
*Here Are 18 Things Navy SEALs Never Leave Home Without -- Business Insider* The Navy SEAL who claims to have shot Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 and is speaking with Fox News later this week has revealed his identity to The Washington Post. Robert O’Neill reportedly earned 52 commendations over 16 years in the Navy. He was involved in the 2009 raid on the Mearsk Alabama, the event that inspired the film “Captain Philips.” And he now says he was one of the SEALs who shot the most wanted terrorist alive. The SEALs have some of the highest-pressure jobs in the ent... more »

The Different Alien Life Forms

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - * Our ideas about what alien life forms might look like could be wrong afterall. The post The Different Alien Life Forms appeared first on Waking Times.

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill Explains The Hardest Part Of Being A Navy SEAL

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill. *The Man Who Says He Shot Bin Laden Explains The Hardest Part Of Being A Navy SEAL -- Armin Rosen, Business Insider* The Navy SEAL who is claiming to have killed Osama Bin Laden during a Fox News documentary later this week has allegedly been identified. Numerous news outlets have reported the Fox interviewee is former SEAL Robert O'Neill, a 16-year Navy veteran with a decorated service record that includes two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, and 52 overall commendations. *Read more* .... *My Comment*: Saying goodbye with the understanding that it... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( November 6 , 2014 ) - ISIS going to go on a " Hard Money " standard ? More US troops off to Iraq - heading into harms way in Anbar ? Al Nusra and ISIS working closer together - will islamist hardliners weed out " moderates ? Tribal battles increase in Anbar - schisms increasing , where might his take things ? Additional items of note to consider ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 hour ago
Tweets...... *Al-Monitor* @AlMonitor · 38m38 minutes ago #Syria official: negotiations with US blocked by Saudi Arabia http:// almon.co/29lv *Al-Monitor* @AlMonitor · 2h2 hours ago Following #ISIS advance, Jabhat al-Nusra has also moved to #Turkey's border http://almon.co/29ld @fehimtastekin #Syria Al-Monitor [image: View this content on Al-Monitor's website] Jabhat al-Nusra deflates hopes of Assad opponents Following the Islamic State's advance, Jabhat al-Nusra has also moved to the Turkish border, routing moderate rebels and dashing the hopes of “train and equip” propone... more »

Should The U.S. Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Make Money From His Death?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Is Rob O’Neill Going To Make Money From Bin Laden’s Death? I Really Do Hope So - Because A Lot Of People Have Made Money Out Of HIM -- Piers Morgan, Daily Mail* A year ago, I hosted a launch party in New York for my new book. At one stage, a CNN colleague introduced me to a tall, burly, red-headed guy in his mid 30s wearing a navy blue suit and open neck shirt. ‘Meet Rick,’ she said. ‘He’s just left the Navy after 16 years. He had a vice-like handshake and notably steely eyes. ‘Oh really, well thank you for your service.’ My colleague laughed. ‘You’d be a lot more grateful if yo... more »

A kitchen garden is its own revolution

risa bear at A Way to Live - 2 hours ago
*Control food and you control the people.* -- Henry Kissinger*Grow it, pick it and eat it fresh*. -- Risa Bear To the extent possible, provide for yourself those things certain people would try to force you to buy from their cronies.

Our problem is not teacher quality: Our problem is poverty.

skrashen at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
Sent to Time Ideas (Nov. 7). Re: How to ditch the common core and teach kids real skills (Time Ideas, Nov 5, 2014) Marty Nemko suggests that we need "dream-team" teachers because American students' performance on international tests is so bad. A substantial amount of research shows, however, that when we control for the impact of poverty, American test scores are at the top of the world. Our overall scores are unspectacular because there is so much child poverty in US, now 25%. High-scoing countries have much lower levels of child poverty. Our problem is not teacher quality: ... more »

The End of the Affair? Nah.

biancatanis at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
After hearing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s histrionic and foot stomping comments calling public education “a monopoly” and calling for competition and teacher sanctions, it appeared that NYSUT, the AFT, and Governor Cuomo may have had a falling out. Or did they? To be fair, it was always a secret, clandestine affair that caused union members to […]

"We have a huge problem: People do not think the recovery has affected them" (Democratic pollster Celinda Lake)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"We have a huge problem: People do not think the recovery has affected them, and this is particularly true of blue collar white voters. What is the Democratic economic platform for guaranteeing a chance at prosperity for everyone? Voters can’t articulate it. In the absence of that, you vote for change."Our number one imperative for 2016 is to articulate a clear economic vision to get this country going again."* *-- Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, to washingtonpost.com'sGreg Sargent, in* "What really went wrong for Democrats" *"Obama had a historic opportunity to be the next F... more »

How An American Prison Camp In Iraq Became The Focal Point For The Emergence Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*How The Islamic State Evolved In An American Prison -- Terrence McCoy, Washington Post* In March 2009, in a wind-swept sliver of Iraq, a sense of uncertainty befell the southern town of Garma, home to one of the Iraq war’s most notorious prisons. The sprawling Camp Bucca detention center, which had detained some of the war’s most radical extremists along the Kuwait border, had just freed hundreds of inmates. Families rejoiced, anxiously awaiting their sons, brothers and fathers who had been lost to Bucca for years. But a local official fretted. “These men weren’t planting flower... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, "Above the Clouds"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Kevin Kern, "Above the Clouds" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCU1eMWUOo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. *Click image for larger size.* The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple ga... more »

"The Choices You've Made..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“If you’d like to know what your choices have been, look at yourself and the life you have lived. What you see is the choices you’ve made.” - Dr. Shad Helmstetter

"Just Once..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"But because truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all. Once for each thing. Just once; no more. And we too, just once. And never again. But to have been this once, completely, even if only once: to have been at one with the earth, seems beyond undoing." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Experiences We Don’t Understand: Hidden Gems"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Experiences We Don’t Understand: Hidden Gems"* by The DailyOm "All of the events in our lives lead to other events, they are all connected. Sometimes we have an experience that we don’t understand, but if we look deeply, or wait long enough, a reason for that experience will usually reveal itself. All the events in our lives lead to other events, and all that we have manifested in this present moment is the result of past events and experiences. We cannot easily tease apart the many threads that have been woven together to create our current reality. Experiences that don’t make s... more »

1400 Dead Going On 4000: The Blood Soaked FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup Built with Slave Labor

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 4 hours ago
I'm brought up with football – that is what North Americans call "soccer" – and I continue to enjoy watching games occasionally. In particular – as most fans of the sport – I immensely enjoy the World Cup play offs, taking place every forth year and assembling the very best players in a context packed with emotion and challenge. In sports, this event has almost the status and grandiosity of the Olympics – and, alas, is headed by an almost as obviously corrupt organisation, FIFA, whose directors and higher officers I'm sure all enjoy all sorts of pleasures as they choose which count... more »

"The Most Precious Resource..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." - Steve Jobs

Post # 27,000: The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"We Can't Pretend..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The early bird catches the worm; a stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to ‘seize the day'. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves like Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wonder... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'All Quiet On The Western Front' (1979)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*From YouTube:* A remake of the WW I classic war film to deter future wars. Starring Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, and Donald Pleasance

Chet Raymo, "What Does It All Mean?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"What Does It All Mean?"* by Chet Raymo "A good friend tells me via e-mail that she is reading Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." I read the book for a second time two years ago, in the new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. It's one of those novels I had to read twice - once in middle age (I would not have had the patience in youth) and once in settled maturity. In middle age, it was all about Anna, and passion, and doubt. In old age - for me at least - it's about Levin, settled, happily married, enjoying as much intellectual peace as might be possible in this bi... more »

Nov. 7: Miscellania

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 4 hours ago
This is not one of the regular blogs. It's one I've started just out of frustration at the lying and corruption that characterizes so much of our news media. I have a little list of items to demonstrate that. First, MacLean's is Canada's largest news magazine. It can afford to hire the cream of the crop as its editors and writers. So go to Google to check out Maclean's Magazine, July 24. You will find there an article on Putin by Michael Petrous, who is a sort of pit bull of the lying world that journalism has become. (Yes. I know he has a doctorate from Oxford U. Don't fall that th... more »


KRandle at A Different Perspective - 5 hours ago
A document labeled with the Majestic tag has been found. It has a proper provenance, which means the origin of the document can be traced by anyone who wishes to do so and there is no doubt it is authentic. The first page, which was classified as Top Secret is entitled, “Report by the Joint Logistic Plans Committee the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Joint Logistic Plan for ‘Majestic.’” There are some interesting things on that page. It identifies the problem, saying, “1. Pursuant to the decision by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on J.C.S. 1844/126, to prepare the Joint Logistic Plan in suppor... more »

"In The Solitary Mind and Soul..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost." - M. Scott Peck

“Cheyenne Autumn and Beyond”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Cheyenne Autumn and Beyond”* by Christy Rodgers “Autumn in the US is oddly bookmarked by the two holidays that celebrate the origins of European settler colonialism in the Americas: Columbus’ landfall on October 10, and that mythological encounter of multicultural good will, the first successful harvest of the Plymouth Colony on the fourth Thursday in November. For those who would reflect on a fuller meaning of that history stripped of the hagiography of the victors, this period is a good one in which to be reading Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’ new book, “An Indigenous Peoples’ History o... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 7, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The Day The Wall Came Down -- Fred Kaplan, Slate* *Why the fall of the Berlin Wall led to the world we know today.* On a Sunday afternoon 25 ago, as a Boston Globe reporter, I strolled through the rubble of what had been the Berlin Wall, wondering how I might explain to a younger person, 25 years hence, that there ever was a 12-foot-high wall in this space dividing one of the world’s most vibrant cities and binding together one of the world’s most sclerotic empires. And now here we are, about to commemorate the golden anniversary of Nov. 9, 1989, when the wall came crashing down,... more »

Socialist Appeal's Scottish Turn

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
Earth shattering events have earth shattering consequences. The consequences of the Scottish referendum have been seismic. Labour north of the border is a bruised sack of bones and skin, punch drunk by a collapsing membership and a fed up electorate. Meanwhile, the nationalist parties - the SNP, but also the Greens and the Scottish Socialist Party - are riding high on the many hundreds of thousands drawn into politics for the first time. Things will never be the same again. Nor will it be for one of Britain's most dogmatic Trotskyist groups. The group known after its dull and drea... more »

Christy Clark and Rich Coleman Are Attempting to Hoodwimk $billions of Dollars From British Columbia Taxpayer`s Pockets

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 5 hours ago
Christy Clark and the BC Liberal`s LNG fantasy is turning into an exercise in financial stupidity.. The Vancouver Sun rab a short little story about the LNG Canada proposal for Kitimat, their headline is bold.. "Proposed Kitimat LNG Project Will Cost Up To $40 Billion Dollars:Company" http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Proposed+Kitimat+project+will+cost+billion+company/10363249/story.html As reported in an earlier post the mainframes and modules for this plant will be built in S. Korea and or Japan.... These energy giants are wanting to and expecting to write off the entire bui... more »

Topsoil and Civilization

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 6 hours ago
Outside the entrance of the glorious Hall of Western History are the marble lions, colorful banners, and huge stone columns. Step inside, and the popular exhibits include ancient Egypt, classical Greece, the Roman Empire, the Renaissance, Gutenberg, Magellan, Columbus, Galileo, and so on. If we cut a hole in the fence, and sneak around to the rear of the building, we find the dumpsters, derelicts, mangy dogs, and environmental history. The Darwin of environmental history was George Perkins Marsh, who published *Man and Nature* in 1864 (free download). Few educated people today ha... more »

US NOT Confirming Claimed Russian Incursion as Kiev says 200 Rebels Killed

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Following up on two previous posts- * *Earlier today** Kiev: Laying Siege to the Separatist East* *From Tuesday November 4/14:** Ukraine: Poroshenko breaks Minsk ceasefire- Moving troops- Revoking autonomy laws...* Kiev claimed a Russian invasion was taking place..... I had some serious doubts as to the validity of the aforementioned claims*. For one simple reason. The claim seemed completely unsubstantiated.* *So, it comes as no surprise that the US is NOT CONFIRMING Kiev's incursion claims* *The United States says it can't confirm reports of a new Russian military incursion in ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 7, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Obama Authorizes Up To 1,500 More Military Personnel To Deploy To Iraq -- Wall Street Journal* President Asks Congress for $5.6 Billion to Fight Islamic State Militants President Barack Obama authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq and is asking Congress for $5.6 billion, as the U.S. looks to ramp up the fight against Islamic State militants. The military personnel will serve “in a noncombat role to train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces, including Kurdish forces,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. They will be authorized to operate at f... more »

Hey AFT and NEA! Stop Trying to Buy Useless Politicians

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
If the public numbers are right, the AFT and NEA spent $75 million on the election this year that got them nothing. There was the Corbett takedown in Pennsylvania, but the loss by Corbett was a foregone conclusion years ago. And Torlakson won in California, but that's not a whole lot of return on a $75 million investment. Both unions are like flailing, dying monsters, choking on their own corruption and ineptitude. Neither has relevance to advancing the teaching profession, for protecting teachers and children from corporate predators, or for using their hundreds of millions of d... more »

More evidence of activists in the 'Question Time' audience

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
The left-wing Twitterati think they've found their Amy Rutland. Amy Rutland, you may recall, was the well-connected Labour Party activist who posed as an ordinary member of the public on *Question Time *in March 2013 and launched a nasty attack on UKIP during the programme. For some people that provided further evidence that the *Question Time *audience is rigged in favour of the Left. She was rumbled because she boasted about her appearance on Twitter and her party's opponents noticed and kicked up a storm. Something similar appears to have happened this week, except that it's... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference." - Ralph Nader Don't be fooled, folks, or dismayed that "your" party lost these elections. It's all a dog-and-pony show to give you the comforting, and totally false, illusion that you matter, that we matter, that We the People are in control of this government, and our destiny. We are not, and do NOT. Abraham Lincoln said, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not peri... more »


Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 7 hours ago
We don't often make a pause for self-promotion, but we would like to make our newer readers aware of the e-books over at Scribd. *INEXPLICATA Chronicles of the Paranormal* and *INEXPLICATA UFOs in Latin America and Spain* provide extensive background material on the case histories we have covered since our inception in 1998. And you can't beat free, right? Stop over at *www.scribd.com/scott_corrales* for a look - there are other titles that may also be of interest to students of the supernatural. Inexplicata Podcasts covering items from UFO / paranormal history in Spain, Latin Amer... more »

Yonaguni Pyramid: Nature, Aliens or Lost Civilization?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video - *Footage of the massive Yonaguni pyramid off the coast of Japan, about 70 feet underwater. The post Yonaguni Pyramid: Nature, Aliens or Lost Civilization? appeared first on Waking Times.

Purple? What's The Matter With Colorado? Meet Gordon Klingenschmitt

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Yesterday we took a look at some of the really extremist crackpots Republicans across the nation elected to Congress Tuesday. Some were shocking, like the guy from Georgia who wants a bazooka in every home and the lunatic North Carolina racist preacher who wants to abolish the minimum wage and force raped women to bear their attacker's child. In Colorado none of the House seats changed parties, although when Cory Gardner beat Mark Udall for the Senate, bizarre extremist Ken Buck won Gardner's very Republican (R+11) 4th district, basically the whole eastern third of the state. Buc...more »

“Understanding and Overcoming America's Plutocracy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Understanding and Overcoming America's Plutocracy”* by Jeffrey Sachs “Pity the American people for imagining that they have just elected the new Congress. In a formal way, they of course have. The public did vote. But in a substantive way, it's not true that they have chosen their government. This was the billionaires' election, billionaires of both parties. And while the Republican and Democratic Party billionaires have some differences, what unites them is much stronger than what divides them, a few exceptions aside. Indeed, many of the richest individual and corporate donors g... more »

Friday Nerd Blogging: Awakened Edition

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
I have yet to see any video that plays upon the news that Star Wars Episode VII has a new title: The Force Awakens. But twitter was abuzz yesterday with alternatives. So, here is two of mine:

Truth and Reconciliation....Indigenous peoples are Canada's "cold cases"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Severn and Jacob....two aboriginal youths from the* * Great Slave Lake region of Northern Canada* I sketched them in charcoal in August of 1966 A month or so ago, a CBC documentary by television reporter Paul Hunter Cold Case: Murders of three aboriginal boys goes uninvestigated got me reflecting about the plight of indigenous peoples (called "First Nations") in Canada. The three boys are suspected to have been murdered in the 1960's in southern Ontario by a violent pedophile farmer, who then buried their bodies beneath the cement floor in his barn. The horrific act was w... more »

The Most Appropriate Response to Time Magazine: "Bite Me"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
From Teachers College Record: Bite Me: One Scholar’s Response to Time Magazine’s Attack on Teachers by Zoë Burkholder — November 06, 2014 *Instead of blaming teachers for the systemic problems of American public schools, how about we consider a more promising reform? This commentary explains how and why school integration remains a potent strategy to equalize educational opportunities.* By now every teacher in America has seen *Time* magazine’s incendiary cover featuring a gavel poised to smash an apple with the headline, “Rotten Apples: It’s Nearly Impossible to Fire a Bad Teacher.... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'KAHNAWAKE, P.O.W. CAMP I.R. 14'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
KAHNAWAKE, P.O.W. CAMP I.R. 14 Posted on November 6, 2014 Mohawk Nation News  Please post & distribute. Thank you. MNN. Nov. 6, 2014. The timeline shows no surrender, treaty or permission by Mohawks to turn Kahnawake into a reserve. Under the military Corporation of Canada Kahnawake is a “Prisoner of War” Camp without walls for the Mohawks. It was created on October 25, 1924. The

The Economy: “QE Is Dead... Long Live QE!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“QE Is Dead... Long Live QE!”* by Bill Bonner “Nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations and passionate attachments for others should be excluded, and that in place of them just and amicable feelings toward all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.” – George Washington's farewell address. “QE is dead. Long live QE! This time it was the European Central Bank that bought the drinks. US investors bellied up to the bar and helped themse... more »

Thomas Mulcair`s Fatal Misstep, Bulldozed By Canada`s Next Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 8 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* I have personally supported the NDP with votes in the past but can`t bring myself to continue, mistake after mistake from both the federal and Provincial NDP parties.. Adrian Dix lost a race for power by laying down with dogs, capitulating, compromising with vague nuanced positions, he ignored advice from everyone, he blindsided his own members, it took a real effort to lose an election to a school drop out named Christy Clark.. Andrea Horwath leader of the Ontario NDP floundered too...I wrote a scathing article a year before Ontario`s last election, blaste... more »

President Obama Authorized 1,500 More U.S. Soldiers To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens before the start of a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, November 7, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing *Obama Approves Doubling U.S. Forces In Iraq -- Bloomberg Businessweek* President Barack Obama has approved doubling the U.S. military force in Iraq and allowing troops to venture beyond headquarters already established in Baghdad and Erbil. He also is asking Congress to approve $5.6 billion in added Pentagon and State Department spending to fight Islamic State e... more »

The War Against The Islamic State -- News Updates And Commentary November 7, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State With 14 Air Strikes In Iraq, Syria -- Reuters* (Reuters) - U.S. and allied nations staged eight air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria in the past three days and also hit the insurgent group in six attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday. Seven strikes near the Syrian border town of Kobani, a regular target for the attacks, hit three small Islamic State units, seven fighting positions and destroyed an artillery piece while another near Tall Abyad destroyed a weapons stockpile. *Read more *.... *The War Against The Islamic S... more »

U.N. Report: Iran Stalling Probe Into Nuclear Weapons Research

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of its headquarters during a board of governors meeting in Vienna November 28, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader *Iran Stalls Probe Into Nuclear Weapons Research, U.N. Report Says -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Iran is failing to address suspicions it may have worked on designing an atomic bomb, according to the latest report by a U.N. watchdog, potentially complicating efforts by world powers to reach a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency said Tehran h... more »

Supplemental: More unworkable work from Pew!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014More true belief from Marcotte:* It’s painful to watch the way the liberal world now pretends to “reason.” Consider what happened when Amanda Marcotte engaged in some true belief. Yesterday, as we quit for the day, Marcotte seemed to have swallowed some rather unlikely statistics. We were only four paragraphs into a recent piece at Salon. Already, though, Marcotte was serving us this: MARCOTTE (10/24/14): That this polarization is going on isn’t a myth. *Previous Pew research shows the percentage of Americans who are “mostly” or “consistently” conserva... more »

Gold Plated High Speed Rail or the F35?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Duh, the princess in the hanger, turkey in the sky F35 looks like its ours at a price of $40 to $50 Billion. What a waste of our precious tax dollars. We could have the worlds greatest high speed rail from Windsor to Quebec city for about $30 Billion, and it would be a revenue stream. Not a flunky pisshole. Just wait till Harper says they only cost $120 million a copy. But fails to add that does not include engines or electoronics. AHHHHHHH! There is faint hope. It appears this pig aiframe can not find enough technology to make a single reliable engine. If we have a few more engi... more »

Friday Pussy - South of the border edition

Demeur at Demeur - 9 hours ago
A story that's gotten little press here in our main stream media from Mexico. The peace in the little town of Iguala, Mexico has been shattered with the disappearance of 43 students from a teachers college of a neighboring town (Ayotzinapa). The wife (Maria de los Angeles Pineda) of the mayor of Iguala was about to give a speech for her charity when her husband Jose Luis Abarca ordered the police to round up the students and prevent them from protesting. That is the last they have been heard from. As the days past with no word about the students the mayor and his wife fled the town... more »

"Getting away with not telling the truth"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
And talking about the BBC and the Berlin Wall, the *Guardian *reports: When Olenka Frenkiel was forced out of the BBC after an award-winning 30-year career, the corporation tried to make her sign a gagging confidentiality agreement. She refused, citing her desire to talk openly about the experience of older women in broadcasting. It has taken her two years to be able to do so but, after listening to evidence at the House of Lords select committee on women and broadcasting, Frenkiel has spoken out about the extent of ageism and sexism on television and the way the BBC is gagging for... more »

NATO Chief Vows Continued Support For Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*NATO Chief Vows Continued Support For Afghan Forces -- Radio Free Europe* NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has vowed during a visit to Kabul that the alliance will continue to support Afghanistan after foreign combat troops withdraw by the end of the year. Stoltenberg told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan on November 6 that NATO will continue to work closely with Afghanistan after the draw down, which will leave some 12,000 foreign troops in the country. He said the purpose of the NATO mission in Afghanistan after 2015 is "to train, advise, and assist Afghan security forces... more »

Harvard snooped on everyone in classrooms

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*Students and faculty were not informed* For several days, the Harvard Crimson's most read article was Bol Authorized Study that Photographed Faculty, Students in Class without Notice I am not going to be too original in this case but it is creepy. The decision to install cameras in classrooms to monitor attendance by taking photographs – probably with some face recognition software – was approved by a vice-provost (for "advances in learning"), Mr Bol. *OK, these "ladies" wouldn't mind if they were photographed naked. But maybe someone else could mind.* Not satisfied with its st... more »

Interregnum Redux

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 11 hours ago
Autumn - at least, the experience of it, if not the calendared season itself - has drawn to an ignominious close around Wit's End, where the glory days of blazing foliage had their last gasp several years ago and barely made a token appearance in 2014. Here is a baseline photo of a nearby pond, in 2010, on October 24. At the time I thought it was diminished and dull, but compared to what has followed, it was a pinnacle of scintillating color. This is how it looked last October 26. This is a maple located across the street, also October 24, 2010. Two days earlier in the season, Octo... more »

Navy Catches Hell - No Wargames!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Raucous protesters shout down Navy presentation on war games from g graff on Vimeo. Port Angeles is in the state of Washington in the northwest of the US.

Wait... Why Didn't Voters Vote?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Many of the Democrats who lost their seats-- or nearly lost their seats-- Tuesday had nothing to offer voters, which helps explain why voters stayed away. DCCC Chair Steve Israel had a purposeful "mystery meat" strategy for his collection of lousy candidates-- almost all of whom lost. That excuse for a strategy calls for candidates to say nothing controversial that might make someone (like a Republican) not want to vote for them. Of course, by offering nothing, you not only don't get Republicans to vote for Democrats, you discourage Democrats to even both. So they didn't turn out.... more »

Fatah Blames Hamas For A Series Of Gaza Bombings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
No one was hurt in the near-simultaneous attacks on three Fatah leaders' homes [Reuters] *Explosions At Fatah Sites In Gaza Raise Tensions With Hamas -- New York Times* JERUSALEM — A series of small explosions rocked the homes and headquarters of several leaders of Fatah in Gaza early Friday, causing no casualties but sharpening tensions with its longtime rival, Hamas, months after they joined forces to form a new government. Rami Hamdallah, the West Bank-based prime minister of the joint Palestinian Authority government that was formed after the reconciliation pact in April, pos... more »

CALIF: The Power of Big Money Overcomes the Power of the People

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Goliath Wins Against David on Prop. 1  Prop. 1 Passes: The Power of Big Money Overcomes the Power of the People Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, said the water bond, peripheral tunnels, Shasta Dam raise and other water projects now being planned by the state and federal governments are in in reality "one Big Project" that


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*On Being a Veteran* *Being a Veteran is being in service* *First of all to our country and next to our* *fellow Veterans.* *Every Veteran has a story and it's always* *a story of sacrifice ~ for all of us have * *sacrificed two, four or in my case seven years in * *order to protect the fleet, our mission or our homeland and * *those **years are forever gone.* *But those years are also filled with memories* *Memories of camaraderie, * *Memories of close friendships,* *Memories of shared bonding in battle, in carrier opera... more »

Voters approve fracking bans in San Benito and Mendocino Counties

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
  Voters approve fracking bans in San Benito and Mendocino Counties by Dan Bacher Censored NewsIn election victories for the environment and public health, voters in San Benito County and Mendocino Counties on November 4 approved ballot measures that will ban fracking and other extreme oil-extraction techniques. Measure J in San Benito County passed with 57% of the vote,

A Wringing of Hands

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
All's fair in love and war, but can the same be said for bloggers about BBC bias? As I'm not at work today and was up early (as usual), I thought I might listen to this morning's *Today *and chronicle its bias in detail for your delectation. Unfortunately, I couldn't really find any - except, *perhaps*, for that hands-off Justin Webb interview with Peter Hain (see the previous post). Now, when I say "unfortunately" what, of course, I *should* have said was "fortunately" because bloggers about BBC bias aren't supposed to want bias. We're supposed to dislike bias so if we *don't* f... more »

The Berlin Wall Fell 25 Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Berlin Wall Fell 25 Years Ago -- Washington Post* East Germany tore a city in half when it tried to keep its people from escaping to the West Imagine that your best friend lives a mile away. You have been pals since first grade. You do everything together: school, soccer games, sleepovers. One day, men come and put up a barbed-wire fence between your house and your buddy’s. Later, they replace it with a very long, very tall concrete wall. Each slab weighs 6,000 pounds, and many of them are topped with sharp wire. When they finish, you stare at the giant wall that has split y... more »

The Diminishing Role Of The Chinese Military In Foreign Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Paramilitary policemen walk past a wall bearing a banner for the APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting in Beijing, November 5, 2014. Reuters *With Beijing-Tokyo Agreement, China’s Military Takes Another Hit -- Wall Street Journal* The surprise news out of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Friday that China and Japan had decided to move closer to dialogue on disputed islands in the East China Sea is a sign that diplomacy may not be dead in the region after all. Nearly everyone involved is likely to be cheered by the development, with one notable exception: the Peo... more »

Remembering A Time When U.S. - Russian Relations Were Positive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *This is an excerpt from the book .... "A Portrait Of My Father" by George W. Bush. President No. 43 tells the tale of Putin's 2007 visit to the elder Bush's compound in Maine. "During my presidency, Dad and I didn’t talk much about policy. He understood better than anyone that the President is surrounded by experts with in-depth information about the key issues. If I had asked for his advice on a policy matter, he would have said, 'Send your briefers so that I know what I’m talking about.' He knew that I had plenty of outside opinions. As the father of the President,... more »

China And Japan Reach Accord On Disputed Islands (Maybe)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A territorial row over islands in the East China Sea has put strain on ties between China and Japan. BBC *China and Japan Reach Accord on Disputed Islands: Let’s Agree to Disagree -- New York Times* BEIJING — Signaling a potential thaw in their long-frozen relations, China and Japan announced Friday that they had effectively agreed to disagree over the sovereignty of disputed islands in the East China Sea and to gradually resume diplomatic and security discussions. The agreement could clear the way for the leaders of the two Asian powers to hold a breakthrough meeting next week at... more »

Are Russian Military Forces Invading Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A Ukrainian soldier stands at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian town of Pervomaysk September 12, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Gleb Garanich *Has Russia Invaded Ukraine Again? -- Dashiell Bennett, The Atlantic* Reports say a convoy of tanks and trucks crossed the border into Luhansk, threatening a new escalation in the region. Ukraine's government says a new convoy of Russian tanks and trucks—some 60 vehicles in all—crossed over the border between the two countries on Thursday, raising fears of a new wave of fighting in the eastern regions of the country. The incursion, which has n... more »

World News Briefs -- November 7, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ukraine Says Russian Military Column Has Entered East Of Country -- The Guardian* Tanks, howitzer artillery systems and trucks carrying ammunition and fighters in column, says military A column of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer artillery systems and trucks carrying ammunition and fighters has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, the Kiev military said on Friday. “The deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries to the frontlines,” spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing referring to Thursday’s cross-border incursion. Nato said it has seen an incr... more »

Top ten Jihadi Karoke Songs

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Prompted by a challenge from CFRB radio host John Moore. With cruise ships being the latest fashion in Jihad derring do, John wondered how they would pass the time before the infidel killing began. One also has to worry what if they get impatient. I am sure down deep the cruisers for Jihad have a lot of Tea Party admirers. Liberals pay the way for their soldiers to get to battle, that's communist is it not? You can be sure if Justin Trudeau was PM the Fraser Institute would have a study advocating soldiers pay their own way to Kuwait, what they don't have airmiles? 10) Bomb Bo... more »

Understanding Energy Interference: Smile and the world smiles with you

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 12 hours ago
If there is one thing that I have come to really understand over the past year, it is the effects that energy fields have upon us. I would say that the vast majority of RTS readers are the type of people who already know about the effects that WIFI, Heavy duty large power lines, cel towers, microwaves, HAARP etc... have on our bodies, and our personal energy fields. But I would like to focus briefly on the effects that another persons energy field has on us. As is mentioned below, we all have a few friends who we feel good about hanging out with- when you are with them, the "goo... more »

Every 7 Years Your Body, Mind and Spirit Evolve in These Ways

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Tony Crisp* - Are you the same person now that you were fifteen years ago? In fact, are you the same person you were just seven years ago? The post Every 7 Years Your Body, Mind and Spirit Evolve in These Ways appeared first on Waking Times.

Bill Whittle: Give Back the Senate...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago

Defending the Sacred

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Post by AJ+.

Satire: “Obama Orders Two-Year Supply of Crossword Puzzles”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Obama Orders Two-Year Supply of Crossword Puzzles”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Saying that he wanted the remainder of his second term to be as active as possible, President Obama announced on Friday that he had ordered a two-year supply of crossword puzzles. In signing an executive order for the puzzles, which range in difficulty from medium to advanced, the President laid out an ambitious plan to complete as many as thirty of them a day, for a total of ten thousand by the time he leaves the White House, in January, 2017. The President said that he hoped ... more »

THE WAY WE ARE: The way we are is really quite sad!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014Part 5—Good-bye, east end of Cambridge:* How many undergraduate women get raped while students at MIT? We have no idea. In part, that’s because we’ve perused MIT’s report on the subject, which is extremely murky. In part, it’s because we read the New York Times news report about this important topic. Ideally, young people shouldn’t get assaulted on MIT’s campus, or anywhere else. Perhaps with that thought in mind, the MIT brass composed and conducted a voluntary survey about every conceivable aspect of students’ sexual lives. Many students completed the s... more »

Sand Mandala Creation in Fast Motion

Waking Times at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Video - *A time lapse video that shows Tibetan monks construct a sand mandala. The post Sand Mandala Creation in Fast Motion appeared first on Waking Times .

What is the Difference Between Entheogens and Drugs?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*James Oroc* - The more a compound disrupts the Ego, the physically safer it is, while the more a ‘drug’ reinforces and inflates the sense of Ego, the more toxic it will be... The post What is the Difference Between Entheogens and Drugs? appeared first on Waking Times.

Use Your Eyes

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.psaonline.org/ George Shultz is a Republican with a PhD in economics form MIT and a long record of public service. Jeffrey Simpson writes: Mr. Shultz will turn 94 next month, but his interest in public issues persists. His latest interest is climate change. He’s bought an electric car, placed solar panels on his house and has been telling those in his party and beyond: “The climate is changing. If you don’t like the science, use your eyes.” What to do? Mr. Shultz favours two approaches. First, increased government fundi... more »

New Nukes

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Washington has announced far-reaching plans to boost its nuclear arsenal. This time the U.S. is vowing to flex not only its atomic delivery mechanisms but also update its aging payloads. RT's Gayane Chichikyan reports.

Did Boehner draw a red line?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*we shall see.* Next question: Will Obama declare amnesty before or after his multi-gazillion Hawaii vacation? Observation: If things are so great in this country, why is the average price of ground beef $3.884 per lb? And that's for the lower quality stuff.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 7, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft Oct. 27 on the Camp Bastion flightline. The Marine Corps ended its mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the day prior and all Marines, sailors and service members from the United Kingdom withdrew from southwestern Afghanistan. (DVIDS) *Officials: US Could Delay Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan -- Defense News* WASHINGTON — US commanders are weighing a delay in the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan after the country’s protracted election set back preparations for the t... more »

Kiev: Laying Siege to the Separatist East

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*A quick define of “ lay siege to”* *"The act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible"* *The siege began, as mentioned, in this post from 3 days ago* Ukraine: Poroshenko breaks Minsk treaty. Revoking autonomy laws and moving troops Quoting- “If Ukraine saw the solving of this issue in peaceful terms Poroshenko would NOT revoke the autonomy granted, that was agreed to as part of the truce agreement. I will say this...more »

Cowardly stephen harper

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
I've heard that the latest tax-payer funded installment of "24-7" is mainly his harpership hiding in a dark closet and whining. (I wouldn't know for sure. I haven't watched a single second of a single one of those episodes.) Last night I was thinking what sort of person would marry something like stephen harper. Maybe, just maybe, stephen harper is like the fictional talk-show side-kick, all-around loser-doofus Hank Kingsley. Maybe the harpster has a massive shlong? (As was revealed in Kingsley's case with an accidently released sex tape): I don't know. I need more information. What... more »

Philadelphia to Hold Hearings on Costs of High Stakes Standardized Testing

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Something is terribly wrong in the City of Brotherly Love and cities across this country that continue to spend billions on high stakes standardized tests that do absolutely nothing to educate and protect the next generation. High stakes testing is a toxic policy and like pollution, is ultimately unsustainable. The question now is how much longer will this hoax on the American public continue. Can this be the beginning of the end this education nightmare that has been plaguing our nation's public schools and has left so many children behind and ignorant. So ignorant that people ... more »

Spontaneous Remission of Disease – What We Don’t Know About Healing

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - With thousands of documented cases of spontaneous healing of disease, do we really understand how the body heals? The post Spontaneous Remission of Disease – What We Don’t Know About Healing appeared first on Waking Times.

BREAKING NEWS: Russian Tanks Followed By Artillery And Infantry Are Now Entering Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russian servicemen drive armored personnel carriers near the Russian-Ukrainian border in this file photo. Stringer / Reuters *Tank Column Crosses From Russia Into Ukraine: Kiev Military -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A column of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer artillery systems and trucks carrying ammunition and fighters has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, the Kiev military said on Friday. "The deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries to the front lines," spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing referring to Thursday's cross-border incursion. The re... more »

Chronic Insomnia Is A Continuing Problem For U.S. Soldiers Who Have Served In War Zones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
An infrared light illuminates U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby M. Scharton, a platoon sergeant with 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, during a sleep study at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 22, 2013. Physicians use data from the studies to diagnose severe sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia. U.S. Army *Soldiers Lost A Lot Of Sleep In Iraq, Afghanistan -- Stars and Stripes/San Antonio Express-News* SAN ANTONIO (MCT) — A new medical study has determined that the Army had the highest rate of chronic insomnia among the armed services ... more »

Tweet The Easy Way With Save Publishing

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
Twitter's great. The rapid-fire format means people can share to their heart's content. It's fun to get in on the conversations too. But I also know it has a bit of a learning curve. For those in their Twitter infancy, it can be daunting to know what to tweet, even if you want to get more involved. But, like so much else in life, the more you get involved on Twitter, the more fun you'll have and the more success you'll see. But what to tweet about? While I can't answer that question for you, I would always recommend tweeting about things that matter to you. Become a subject matter ... more »

Bipartisan Corporate Establishment Turns Back Challengers, Strengthens Hold on Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*​by Gaius Publius * There will be much analysis of the 2014 election (including here), but I want to add a few preliminary notes of my own. *1.* *DC insiders and corporatists* have increased their hold over the House and the Senate. It took a joint, bipartisan effort, but the effort paid off on election day. Bad for corporate Democrats, who sacrificed their numbers for the cause, but good for the Corporate Congressional Coalition (hereby the "CCC") as a whole. *2.* In the Senate, conservative Democrats *Hagan*, *Pryor* and *Begich* have lost or will likely lose to conservative ... more »

A Look At What Happens To Those Who Get Wounded In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Mohammad Zaman, an Afghan local policeman who was wounded in Daikundi province, walks with his prosthetic legs at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) orthopaedic rehabilitation centre in Kabul August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani *Special Report: Left To Fight Alone, Afghanistan Battles To Save Wounded -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Omar Gul was on duty at a remote police checkpoint in Helmand's restive district of Sangin when the station came under fire. It was a warm night in mid-September and the battle between Afghanistan's government forces and Taliban militants had... more »

Anthony Cody Documents the Most Dangerous Threat to Teachers

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
One of the most frightening scenarios in Anthony Cody’s The Educator and the Oligarch is “Dystopia: A Possible Future of Teacher Evaluation.” Just because Cody’s horror story once might have been on track to becoming reality by 2018, that does not mean it could happen to all teachers and students by that time. I doubt […]

States With Pro-Employee Laws: Advance Notice Of Noncompete Agreement

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 15 hours ago
In most states, like my home state of Florida, employers can present employees with a noncompete agreement and demand it be signed on the spot. In states like Florida where continued employment is allowed as valid consideration for a noncompete agreement, there can be an obnoxious situation where an employee quits a job, and then, only after starting work, is handed an agreement and told to sign or be fired. The agreement might say they can't work in their industry for a year or two after they leave. At that point, the employee has little choice. They sign and are then fired a few m... more »

Local Nigerian Communities Are Now Organizing To Battle Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
BBC *Inside The Vigilante Fight Against Boko Haram -- New York Times* Long before the Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from Chibok in April, Abba Aji Kalli watched his country descend into madness. Kalli lives in Maiduguri, a city of more than one million and the capital of Borno State, just 80 miles from Chibok, in Nigeria’s impoverished northeast. For months before the girls were taken, refugees flooded into Maiduguri, fleeing almost-daily Boko Haram raids on nearby villages. The militants arrived on motorcycles and Toyota Hilux trucks, sometim... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Stratification potentials reach maximum during the coming moments

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Stratification potentials reach maximum during the coming moments * by ÉirePort Stratification potentials reach maximum during the coming moments. Gaia collectives requiring assistance for trans-leveling have all required to complete this function. Particulates are coalescing at this time into a recognizable entity for Ascension. *Hindrances* are *leaving the Gaia sphere continually*, as conditions warrant. *Prior timelines have collapsed*, as the *Higher Gaia timeline is strengthened and recognized. * Unprecedences continue until finalization. ÉirePort | November 7, ... more »

Pentagon: 600 U.S. Soldiers Were Exposed To Chemical Weapons In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*More Than 600 Reported Chemical Exposure in Iraq, Pentagon Acknowledges -- New York Times* More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, but the Pentagon failed to recognize the scope of the reported cases or offer adequate tracking and treatment to those who may have been injured, defense officials say. The Pentagon’s disclosure abruptly changed the scale and potential costs of the United States’ encounters with abandoned chemical weapons during the occupa... more »

How to interview a 'Clockwork Orange' politician?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
You're probably all well aware by now of the BBC's highly public internal debate about how political interviews should be conducted. Some want to maintain the old Paxman-Humphrys model ('interrupt hard and often') while others [*Today *editor Jamie Angus and *Newnight *editor Ian Katz among them] want to adopt a less confrontational style and let the politician have his or her say, hopefully in return for greater openness from the politician. *Newsnight *has been leading the way here, pioneering a much more 'hands off' manner of interviewing, but *Today *is obviously following s... more »

Syria seeks Russian missiles soon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: S-300 Giant]Syria has asked Russia to speed up delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, concerned about a possible US attack, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in an interview published yesterday. Speaking to Lebanon’s Al Akhbar newspaper, Muallem said Washington had pledged that US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group would not hit the Syrian army. “Do we trust this commitment? For now, we realise that President Barack Obama, for domestic reasons, wants to avoid war with Syria,” he told the newspaper. Read more

Body of F-16 pilot from Tyndall AFB recovered in Gulf of Mexico

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: F-16V Fighting Falcon]The body of the pilot of an F-16 that went missing from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida has been recovered from the Gulf of Mexico, Tyndall officials said late Thursday night. The pilot's identity was being withheld until 24 hours after his relatives have been notified, the base said in a message on its official Facebook page. The U.S. Coast Guard and Tyndall officials began a search effort “following the loss of communication with a Tyndall-based F-16 aircraft” at approximately 9:15 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from 325th Fighter Wing ... more »

NATO F-16 Jets Intercept Russian Spy Plane, Latvia Says

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Il-20 Coot]NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, the latest in a spate of similar incidents that have grown in frequency during the conflict in Ukraine. F-16s based in the Baltic region intercepted a Russian IL-20 surveillance plane, Latvia’s army said today on its Twitter account. The encounter took place near Latvia’s territorial waters, it said. Ukraine’s military said Russia’s airforce had put some of its units on high alert. Read more

Tullio Regge (1931-2014)

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Tullio Regge died two weeks ago. Click for an obituary. Regge, a recipient of many awards including the Dirac medal (1996) and a former deputy of the European Parliament (since 1989), was one of the forefathers of string theory. I will discuss Reggeology later but it was not the only approach to quantum gravity that he has pioneered. *Regge calculus* What is the Regge calculus? Well, you don't have to be excessively ambitious to view this framework as an approach to quantum gravity. In fact, you may realistically view it as a very useful method in numerical relativity. What is i... more »

Mark Easton is miffed

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Mark Easton is a bit miffed at some of the negative reaction he's been getting to his reports on English devolution. He complains on his blog: My social media accounts have been overflowing with the outrage of Englishmen and women, indignant that I should have even considered options for constitutional reform that are at odds with their particular viewpoint. Now, I've been watching that social media reaction and I would say that, yes, some people have protested in that sort of way (especially about people they disagree with being featured in his reports), which, frankly, is a silly... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Vangelis, "Anthem" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5T9LLtpJHg

U.S. Navy Announces A Successful Anti-Missile Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
The USS Monterey military vessel is seen docked in the Black Sea harbour of Constanta, 250 km (155 miles) east of Bucharest June 7, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Bogdan Cristel *U.S. Aegis System Zaps Cruise, Ballistic Missile Targets In Test -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The U.S. Aegis missile defense system on Thursday simultaneously destroyed two cruise missile targets and one ballistic missile target in a test conducted by a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Hawaii, according to sources familiar with the test. The test validated a new upgrade of the Aegis missile defense system built by... more »

Libya collapse into complete haos contiues ( November 6 , 2014 ) --Libyan Supreme Court Invalidates Parliament Ruling Puts Govt In Further Crisis

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Anti War..... Libyan Supreme Court Invalidates ParliamentRuling Puts Govt In Further Crisis by Jason Ditz, November 06, 2014 Print This | Share This The Libyan Supreme Court has issued a ruling today declaring the election of the current parliament, currently operating out of the border town of Tobruk since they lost the capital, as unconstitutional. The ruling effectively invalidates the seated parliament, adding to questions of who is actually in power, and gives a boost to the self-proclaimed rival parliament, currently in Tripoli, which is backed by the Misrata militia. The prev... more »

If You Really Think It Matters Which Party Controls the Senate, Answer These Questions

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
I read this article while sipping my morning coffee and giggled my ass off. I mean... it's not really funny.... but it is. I'm posting here for anyone else with my sense of humor to have a smirk and perhaps a belly laugh over. But more importantly, I'm republishing this for people to post out in their social networks. Because really.... we all know that it doesn't matter who controls the Senate or even what figurehead is in the oval office. It's all the same. D If You Really Think It Matters Which Party Controls the Senate, Answer These Questions [image: Tyler Durden's pic... more »

Huntington Ingalls CEO ‘Concerned’ Over Delays in U.S. Navy Carrier Contracts

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)]Mike Petters — chief executive officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) — said delays in U.S. Navy contracts for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of USS George Washington (CVN-73) and construction contracts for the second Gerald Ford carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) are causing the shipbuilder concern, during a Thursday call with investors. Two-thirds of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding unit business is based around building carriers and their mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Earlier this year Secretary of Defense Ch... more »

The Nine

Spike EP at News Spike - 20 hours ago
*"Nine He gave to Mortal Men, * *proud and great, * *and so ensnared them. * *Long ago they fell under the domination of the One... * *Shadows under His great Shadow, * *His most terrible servants."* *Henry Jackson* *Georgia Jackson* *Alice Bouverie* *Marcella Du Pont* *Carl Betz* *Vonnie Beck* *Arthur Young* *Ruth Young * *and Andrija Puharich. * *"...Ruth Paine admitted that at one point Lee Harvey Oswald was considering going to Philadelphia. As soon as she mentions Philadelphia, Allen Dulles chimes in and opined that it was presumably to find work, to which Ruth replied in... more »

U.S. Aegis system zaps cruise, ballistic missile targets in test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SM-3 Block IIB]The U.S. Aegis missile defense system on Thursday destroyed two cruise missile targets and one ballistic missile target nearly simultaneously in a test conducted by a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Hawaii, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The test, which took place just after noon Hawaii time/0100 GMT, validated a new upgrade of the Aegis missile defense system built by Lockheed Martin Corp, and two different missiles built by Raytheon Co, the agency said. The successful test comes amid ongoing tensions between the United States and Russia over Russ... more »

Second Valour Class frigate coming up for refit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SAS Isandlwana (F146)]Armscor this week posted a tender detail advising its intention to call for a tender for refit of the Valour Class frigate SAS Isandlwana (F146). It will be the second of class, acquired as part of the Strategic Defence Procurement Package in 1999, to undergo a refit. SAS Amatola (F145), commissioned in September 2005, is currently at Southern African Shipyards’ (SAS’s) Durban facility undergoing a complete refit, excluding armament. Read more

Russia to build new ships for Vietnamese Navy on schedule

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Gepard 3.9 class FFG]Two Gepard 3.9 class frigates that Russia is building for Vietnam will be delivered to the customer on schedule - in late 2016, a representative of the shipbuilding company told TASS on Thursday at the Indo Defence international exhibition. “A couple of such frigates were built for Vietnam in earlier, now the second pair is being built that differs in the weapons and military equipment. The delivery deadline is late 2016,” chief engineer of the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau Yevgeny Matveyev said. The designer said the new frigates for the foreign customer wi... more »

Moroccan frigate returns to Damen for first scheduled docking

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Tarik Ben Ziyad]The Royal Moroccan Navy’s high-tech frigate Tarik Ben Ziyad has returned to the Damen Shipyards Group for its first routine dry-docking after three years of operation. The SIGMA multi-mission frigate 10513 – built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the Netherlands – arrived at Damen Shiprepair Brest in France on 24 October for a maintenance programme of approximately 30 days, the company said in its press release. “As the Original Equipment Manufacturer, we’re very proud to welcome back the Royal Moroccan Navy to Damen for Tarik Ben Ziyad’s first ... more »

Russia Observes Expanded Military Exports to Indonesia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Amur (Lada) class SSK]Russian arms companies quickly announced positive contract negotiations at the Indo Defence 2014 Expo & Forum, which opened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, with one company, Rosoboronexport, announcing it had signed a contract on the first day of the exhibition. Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport announced that it had signed a contract with Indonesia on a trial supply of the AK-100 series of the Kalashnikov assault rifle. "We have signed a contract here [in Jakarta], a small contract, but it's valuable. A firm buys rifles to test them un... more »

North-South Korea Missile Rivalry Heats Up With U.S. PAC-3 Deal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Patriot PAC-3]The rivalry between North and South Korean on acquisition of missiles is getting ever more curious – and intense. South Koreans don’t care for THAAD, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense pushed by the Pentagon, but Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, reports the State Department is approving the sale of 136 PAC-3 missiles to South Korea at a cost of $1.405 billion. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reportedly explained its approval of the sale as “meeting the legitimate security and defense needs of an ally and partner nation.” Read more

Naval vessel sinks off Visakhapatnam harbour, sailor killed, 4 missing

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: TRV A-72]In yet another tragic accident in the Navy, a sailor was killed and another four were reported missing after a torpedo recovery vessel (TRV) sank 30 nautical miles south of Visakhapatnam at about 8pm on Thursday. Till late in the night, hectic search and rescue operations were in progress to find the missing personnel. The mishap took place when the aging 110-tonne TRV A-72, which was commissioned way back in February 1983, was on a routine mission to "recover" practice mines and torpedoes fired by fleet warships off the Vizag coast in the evening. Read more

Watch Camp Blood First Slaughter Full Movie 2014 Streaming

Vance Lindsey at MegaCinema HD Stream - 20 hours ago
*Camp Blood First Slaughter (2014)* Year : 2014 Rating : N/A Score : 3.5 Release : 20 May 2014 Duration : N/A Genre : Horror, Thriller Director : Mark Polonia Writer : Mark Polonia Cast : Houston Baker, Elizabeth V. Costanzo, Steve Diasparra, Sarah Elizabeth Synopsis Camp Blood First SlaughterA group of students on a class assignment travel to the infamous Camp Blood woods in the hopes of debunking a local legend. Despite warnings they continue on and find out that the Camp Blood Killer may be more than simply myth. Real terror awaits, and this assignment could be their last! Des... more »

Navy’s LCS Tests Counter-Mine, Anti-Submarine Technology

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Remote Minehunting System]The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship recently searched for submarines and sailed through a dummy mine-field off the coast of San Diego, California, to assess whether the vessel’s anti-submarine and mine-countermeasure technologies could find enemy submarines and successfully detect and destroy underwater mines, service officials said. The anti-mine developmental and operational tests this past summer took place on board the USS Independence, or LCS 2. The tests involved many aspects of the LCS’ Mine-Countermeasures mission package, a collection of integr... more »

DSME showcasing its next generation KDDX Destroyer for ROK Navy at Indo Defence 2014

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: KDDX Destroyer]Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing its KDDX Destroyer project for the first time outside South Korea At Indo Defence 2014, the international defence exhibition currently held in Jakarta. Navy Recognition gathered the latest details on the future Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) Destroyer. According to a DSME representative at Indo Defence, the KDDX is being developped as a smaller, more compact and more stealthy follow on to the AEGIS KDX-III destroyers. Read more

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 11/7/2014”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up, 11/7/2014”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “The mainstream media said the mid-term election would be close, and it turned into a blowout. Now, all the blocking that outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was doing for President Obama is going to be unblocked, and expect many pieces of legislation to land on the President’s desk. Yes, the President can veto legislation, but then he will be known as the President of “no.” It’s been revealed President Obama secretly wrote a letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran asking for his help in fighting the Islamic St... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Why do many galaxies appear as spirals? A striking example is M101, shown below, whose relatively close distance of about 27 million light years allows it to be studied in some detail. Recent evidence indicates that a close gravitational interaction with a neighboring galaxy created waves of high mass and condensed gas which continue to orbit the galaxy center. *Click image for larger size.* These waves compress existing gas and cause star formation. One result is that M101, also called the Pinwheel Galaxy, has several extremely bright star-forming regions (called HII regions) sprea... more »

The Poet: Rolf Jacobsen, "When They Sleep"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"When They Sleep" "All people are children when they sleep. There's no war in them then. They open their hands and breathe in that quiet rhythm heaven has given them. They pucker their lips like small children and open their hands halfway, soldiers and statesmen, servants and masters. The stars stand guard and a haze veils the sky, a few hours when no one will do anybody harm. If only we could speak to one another then when our hearts are half-open flowers. Words like golden bees would drift in. God, teach me the language of sleep." - Rolf Jacobsen "The Roads Have Come to an End Now"

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter lands on the Netherlands amphibious ship Johan de Witt during the Bold Alligator multinational amphibious exercise on Fort Story, Va., Oct. 31, 2014. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

Kim Jong-Un 'Photobombed By Soft Toys Having Sex'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Kim Jong-Un appears oblivious that two cuddly toys have been placed behind him in a compromising position *Kim Jong-Un 'Photobombed By Soft Toys Having Sex' While Visiting North Korean Orphanage -- Daily Mail* * Kim Jong-Un was photographed during a visit to a Pyongyang orphanage * Two soft toys were placed in a compromising position during Kim's visit * It was the first time Kim had been pictured walking unaided since September * The dictator had been using a cane while recovering from ankle surgery * Kim went missing for six weeks prompting claims that he had been deposed Nort... more »

Is The U.S. Military Losing It's Technological Superiority Over China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Fang Fenghui (L), chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, holds a welcoming ceremony for Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, prior to their talks in Beijing, capital of China, April 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi) *Pentagon: Military Losing Technological Superiority To China -- Jeryl Bier, Weekly Standard* During the first Gulf War in the early 1990s, the U.S. military used a new generation of technological weapons that left the rest of the world far behind. But according the Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's undersecretary of defense... more »

Peter Tyler died this day 1987

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
RIP Peter Alan Tyler

Our Corporate Masters Are Poisoning Us And Making Us Sick-- For Quick Profits

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
Let me take a break from the election for a minute-- at least in terms of politicians. There were also food policy issues on the ballot around the country. The results were mixed. Colorado Proposition 105: This statewide ballot initiative pushed for the labeling of genetically modified foods, requiring most GM foods to bear a label reading "produced with genetic engineering." Burrito chain Chipotle and Whole Foods came out in support of the measure, while agribusiness giants Monsanto, PepsiCo, and Kraft came out against it. (Unsurprisingly, 105's opponents raised more than $12 mi... more »

Lion Rock 16: 10th Anniversary of LRI

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 23 hours ago
The Lion Rock Institute (LRI) held a great dinner gala last night here at Harbour Grand Hong Kong to celebrate its 10th anniversary. It was a fantastic event -- celebration of its 10 years existence, fellowship with LRI's major sponsors and donors, a fund-raising activity through the "Silent Auction", and networking with EFN 2014 conference participants. All in one night. Below, the key personalities from left to right: Fred McMahon of Fraser Institute (Canada) who presented the result of the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2014 Report; John Tsang, HK's Finance Secretary who gav... more »

Chet Raymo, "Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Soul" by Chet Raymo "There is a moment early in Stefan Zweig's "The Post Office Girl" when the eponymous heroine has a moment of illumination: "In this instant, shaken to her very depths, this ecstatic human being has a first inkling that the soul is made of stuff so mysteriously elastic that a single event can make it big enough to contain the infinite." Two interesting thoughts here. First, that the soul is elastic. This is a rather different notion of the human soul than the one I was raised with. We were taught that the soul - the essential self - is created fully formed at t... more »

15 NOVEMBER; Rua Joao Mendoça, Aveiro, PORTUGAL: Tormenta Celtibérica with Cuélebre, Keltika Hispanna_Keltiberian Dark Neo-Folk & Àrnica

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago
Members: Àrnica, Cuélebre, Keltika Hispanna. facebook.com/events/312322355616818/ also – 20 DECEMBER; Madrid, ES 7 FEBRUARY; Valencia, ES Tormenta Celtibérica on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TormentaCeltiberica ------------------------------ *The Hurdy Gurdy Weekly :|: #HGWeekly :|: http://tinyurl.com/HGWeekly*


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago
"You don't hate people... you hate what they DO !... GOD didn't make any bad people."

"Occupy Central's" Dirty Money, Dirtier Leaders

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*November 7, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A torrent of leaked documents and e-mails have exposed the already questionable "Occupy Central" leadership as engaged in unethical, opaque funding. Millions of Hong Kong dollars have been shifted around secretly without "Occupy Central" supporters' knowledge, concealing the source of the funding and the true nature of "Occupy Central's" agenda. For weeks, Beijing, the local Hong Kong government, and analysts around the world have suggested that "Occupy Central" was far from the "spontaneous" "grassroots" movement it claimed to be and th... more »

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

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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..Just past 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.... more »

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

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day 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 »

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

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

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*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 »

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