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Thursday, December 11, 2014

11 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney delivers the ...
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney delivers the keynote address during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile destroyer USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51), one of the few ships named after a living person. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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10:37pm MST

Cheney's Still Not Arrested-- Liu Tienan Just Got A Life Sentence

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 37 minutes ago
As close to prison as Cheney will ever get Despite our best hopes, of course there is no chance Cheney or any of his criminally-minded torturers will be held accountable form anything in the Torture Report. And there's no chance the Wall Street banksters will be held accountable for pillaging the economy. And, worst of all, there's no chance any Members of Congress will be held accountable for writing the laws that create and sustain such a system. Could this really be anything like what Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Samuel Adams, John Jay, Patrick... more »

Falling Oil Prices And Sanctions May Slow Russia's Military Buildup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
Russian servicemen take part in a military parade rehearsal in Red Square, November 5, 2012. (Sergei Karpukhin / Courtesy Reuters) *Sanctions, Oil Price Slump May Slow Russian Military Upgrade -- Voice of America* Moscow, a major player in the global arms business, has worked to re-equip and modernize its armed forces in recent years as well as boost its international sales. But Dmitry Gorenburg, a senior research scientist with CNA Corporation, a Washington-based think tank specializing in defense-related issues, says the drop in world oil prices, Western sanctions and limited ma... more »

(Calling Dick Cheney!)  CIA Lied To Congress? Alert the Media!  (But, Wait . . .)  Bilderberg Always Picks Leaders (Not Too Late To Prosecute Banksters?)   How Dems Became Dims   (Since Rolling Labor and Crushing the Left Was His Favorite Activity, From Jumped Into This Feet First)  Rahmbo Took Shady Cash?

BREAKING: Brennan: What? Me Worry?Like I and many others have said many times before: There are no permanent secrets - everything always comes out. Now that we know the crimes of those responding to the 9/11 "Crisis," we are reassured that they stopped under Obama and that they really don't want to let us know who did what to whom (would you believe that U.S. embassies braced for attack

Forget The Torture Report, When Will The False Flag Terror Report Come Out?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 57 minutes ago
"A limited hangout, or partial hangout, is a public relations or propaganda technique that involves the release of previously hidden information in order to prevent a greater exposure of more important details. It takes the form of deception, misdirection, or coverup often associated with intelligence agencies involving a release or "mea culpa" type of confession of only part of a set of previously hidden sensitive information, that establishes credibility for the one releasing the information who by the very act of confession appears to be "coming clean" and acting with integrit... more »

The Challenge of Spiritual Balance on Earth

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Jed Shlackman* - "Cultivating peace and love is valuable, but we also must be able to take assertive action and to set energetic boundaries..." The post The Challenge of Spiritual Balance on Earth appeared first on Waking Times.

Senior IS Commander Reveals How U.S. Prisons In Iraq Helped In The Birth And Growth Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Isis: The Inside Story -- Martin Chulov, The Guardian* One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers. In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with middle-distance stares, wearing brightly-coloured prison unif... more »

21 Natural Alternatives to the Flu Shot

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Christina Sarich* - These natural foods and medicines are your best bet for staying this flu season while avoiding a useless flu shot. The post 21 Natural Alternatives to the Flu Shot appeared first on Waking Times.

Your Value Cannot be Monetized

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 2 hours ago
You Tube Link here Hundredth Monkey Project

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Authorization For War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Senate Panel Votes to Authorize U.S. War on Islamic State -- Bloomberg* A Senate panel voted to give President Barack Obama a three-year authorization to use military force against Islamic State, opening a debate unlikely to be settled until the new U.S. Congress convenes next month. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee acted today along party lines, with the 10 Democrats voting yes and the eight Republicans voting no. It was the first congressional vote on granting Obama war-fighting authority against the Sunni extremist group and its affiliates. Chairman Robert Menendez, the ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Another Answer Came”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, “Another Answer Came” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILt_GZqJzjQ

The Will and the Word of I AM

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
If you can't read the text, change your YouTube settings to 720 HD and expand to full screen. Excuse the embeded ad,that's not my doing... its because of the 2nd piece of music. Will replace that shortly....

Legitimate scientific skeptics object to calling science deniers "skeptics." Here's a suggestion: "lying, stinking buttwipes"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*The mascot of the Australian Skeptics.* *Climate-science disinformers don't qualify as "skeptics," say these 48 prominent scientists and thinkers, because they aren't interested in evidence -- just denial.* *"Proper skepticism promotes scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims. It is foundational to the scientific method. Denial, on the other hand, is the a priori rejection of ideas without objective consideration."* *-- from a statement signed by 48 fellows ofthe Committee for Skeptical Inquiry* *by Ken*... more »

The Islamic State Is Failing To Feed And Meet The Needs Of The People That It Has Conquered

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, in this June 11, 2014 file photo. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer/Files *Can Islamic State Feed The People It Conquers? -- Bloomberg* As winter takes hold in the Islamic State-captured city of Mosul, soaring prices for meat and basic foods are sending an extra chill through Iraqi households. Residents used to eating traditional Mosul kibbeh, balls of wheat stuffed with minced lamb, and bean soup with beef say they can now only afford to eat rice and lentils for most... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Ambience Minimus" (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Ambience Minimus" (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o86EfzmbOfQ

"We Are All..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

The Rough Road of Honest Discovery

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - "Realizing we were born into an abusive system designed to keep us down and disabled is a wonderful discovery." The post The Rough Road of Honest Discovery appeared first on Waking Times.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy can be found toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). *Click image for larger size.* This superbly detailed view reveals M81's bright yellow nucleus, blue spiral arms, and sweeping cosmic dust lanes with a scale comparable to the Milky Way. Hinting at a disorderly past, a remarkable dust lane actually runs straight through the disk, to the left of the galactic center, contrary to M81's other prominent spiral features. T... more »

The Poet: W. H. Auden, “The More Loving One”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The More Loving One”* by W. H. Auden “Looking up at the stars, I know quite well That, for all they care, I can go to hell, But on earth indifference is the least We have to dread from man or beast. How should we like it were stars to burn With a passion for us we could not return? If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me. Admirer as I think I am Of stars that do not give a damn, I cannot, now I see them, say I missed one terribly all day. Were all stars to disappear or die, I should learn to look at an empty sky And feel its total dark sublime, Though this might t... more »

Chet Raymo, “All Natural Shapes Blazing With Unnatural Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“All Natural Shapes Blazing With Unnatural Light”* by Chet Raymo “Behind the blue of a Sun-lit sky, hidden in the dark of night, invisible to our unaided sight, far off in the winding eddy of the Milky Way, a star-birthing nebula, NGC 7822, a seething cauldron of creation, 40 light-years wide, in which the Earth and all that we formerly thought as ours would be as a dust mote (click to enlarge). NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite teases grandeur out of darkness, forces us to face a universe of incomprehensible fullness. Powerful winds of stellar radiation ... more »

David Adair

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

CIA Torture/Human Experimentation = Manchurian Candidate Creation

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
This story, from Washington Post today, caught my eye*. *Reading the piece linked below it is clear that Washington Post is spinning this as that "learned helplessness" theory created by Seligman. But this one tiny paragraph suggests so much more. What happened to the man specifically mentioned below goes well beyond 'learned helplessness' And, I highly doubt he is alone in the human experimentation. *Headline "The Principle Behind the CIA Interrogation Methods"* First of all, I really have to be clear,* these human experiments appear to have had nothing to do with interrogation*. A... more »

Islamic State Now Using Drones To Film Their Suicide Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Watch: Islamic State Drone Films ‘Suicide Attack’ In Syrian City -- Washington Post* A video posted online on Tuesday by the Islamic State appears to show drone footage of the besieged city of Kobane, where the jihadists have battled Kurdish militias since September. It was uploaded by the Islamic State's media branch in Aleppo, northern Syria, and seems to show the blasts of a number of suicide bombings in embedded panels. This is not the first time the extremist organization has used footage seemingly taken by a drone from Kobane. In one of its most eerie propaganda videos, th... more »

Undercover Cops Busted by Crowd in Oakland

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
An undercover cop last night in a Berkeley, California protest was caught flashing his gun at protesters after he and another undercover operative were outed when someone pulled his mask off his face. Some witnesses claimed the two cops were previously seen banging on bank windows and trying to incite protesters to commit violence. The two cops were eventually identified as California Highway Patrol sent into Oakland supposedly unknown to the Oakland Police Department. This makes total sense. If police are going to put agent provocateurs inside of protests then it would be wise... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
C.I.A. Headquarters in Langley, Va. Credit Pool photo by David Burnett *Dark Again After C.I.A. Torture Report -- New York Times editorial* We have not always agreed with Senator Dianne Feinstein on national security issues like wiretapping, but the California Democrat who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee has displayed commitment and courage in the investigation of the illegal detention, abuse and torture of prisoners by the Central Intelligence Agency. Realizing she had one last chance to get this report to the public before Republicans take over the Senate, Ms. Feinstein ... more »

The Poet: Maya Angelou, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”* by Maya Angelou “The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds... more »

Malcolm Guite on Owen Barfield

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
Related: *Owen Barfield - Man and Meaning*. *Malcolm Guite - The Great Dance: Love and the Virtues from Dante to Lewis*.

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“The Myth of Human Progress”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Myth of Human Progress”* By Chris Hedges “Clive Hamilton in his “Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change” describes a dark relief that comes from accepting that “catastrophic climate change is virtually certain.” This obliteration of “false hopes,” he says, requires an intellectual knowledge and an emotional knowledge. The first is attainable. The second, because it means that those we love, including our children, are almost certainly doomed to insecurity, misery and suffering within a few decades, if not a few years, is much harder to acquire. To... more »

Keith Baldrey, Sean Leslie and Tom Fletcher, Our Blind, Deaf and Deliberately Dumb Legislative Reporters(BC Liberals Disguised As Media)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
* Written by Jim Quail * Quail Worth & Allevato Barristers & Solicitors http://jimquail.com/2014/12/11/lng-free-passs/ *British Columbia LNG – the Press give the Liberals a free pass * *Posted on December 11, 2014* *Can you imagine. . .* - *if an NDP provincial government told voters it would create a huge new industry that would bring full employment, fill the public treasury and eliminate the provincial debt?* - *if they promised that this wonderful new industry would start operating by 2015?* - *if not a single player in this new industry had made any commi... more »

World News Briefs -- December 11, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CIA Boss John Brennan Defends Post-9/11 Strategy -- BBC* CIA Director John Brennan has defended the agency's post-9/11 interrogation methods but admitted some techniques were "harsh" and "abhorrent". Speaking at CIA headquarters, he said some officers acted beyond their authority but most did their duty. A scathing Senate report two days earlier said "brutal" methods like waterboarding were ineffective. But Mr Brennan asserted the CIA "did a lot of things right" at a time when there were "no easy answers". *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Syria's southern rebels* take step towar... more »

Torture

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*"ONLY 9/11 Truth can stop Bush, the Iran War, World War III...* *...if you do not address 9/11 YOU GET NOTHING..."* Well, torture is not the issue when it comes to Guantanamo anyway. No-one is (or was) in Guantanamo because they possess useful information that they have failed to give up - the torture and the interrogation is there merely to force submission, at which point the CIA offers you a job as a double agent and the training begins. Guantanamo isn't an intelligence centre or a Black Site, it's a terrorist training and Mind Control indoctrination facility. The point wit... more »

Satire: “Cruz: Stop Blaming Bush for Things He Did”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Cruz: * *Stop Blaming Bush for Things He Did”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted his Democratic colleagues in the Senate on Thursday, telling reporters, “I’m sick and tired of people blaming George W. Bush for things he did.” In the aftermath of the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture, Cruz said, “Democrats have been busy with their favorite game again: bringing up catastrophic things that President Bush did and then blaming him for them.” The Texas Senator raised the invasion of Iraq as an example of ... more »

I hate Harper

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
I wish I could explain my hatred rationaly no its just for me so bad I can not think about Canada and have him in the same frame.

The News

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
the news is now an ocxymoron, Run from it.

Not going to pay

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Hey I got eyes and ears and do not market second class shit\ you motherfucker should be ashamed realising 4:3 video get in the game or die and die is scary because we need a content condiunt.

Friday Morning Ramble…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Left-wing loon and failed/failing/failingest political pundit Martin/Martyn Bradbury still hasn’t got over the election trouncing. *2014 – Year of the angry white knuckle* – Martyn/Martin Bradbury, DAILY BLOG Mind you, some National supporters are still thankful for the support of Martyn/Martin’s little helpers. *Mana planning to stand in 2017* – David Farrar, KIWIBLOG “Whenever a small country gets mentioned specifically in an international report, that report there gets noticed… A new OECD working paper claims that income inequality hurts economic growth, and particularly hurt ... more »

We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook Video - Investigation of Sandy Hook showing How and Why Sandy Hook did not Happen as Portrayed.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 6 hours ago
This video is a collaboration of 10 of us, who have investigated Sandy Hook. It is a long video but it goes through the whole Sandy Hook reasons of WHY it could not have happened as it was portrayed. It reveals all the information in one video and the slips of tongues. My part in the video is about how the police dash cams did not show one child being evacuated from the school along

Ideology, Politics, and the Deficit

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
In terms of actually existing economics, cutting Britain's public spending deficit is not the most pressing of problems. But as we know, this thing we call politics is consumed by a reality of its own devising. Since the tsunami of crisis swept in from the coast, swamping our financial institutions and putting banks into life boats hastily inflated with taxpayers' billions, the Conservatives' singular message has been to blame Labour for the failure of Britain's flood defences. In a rare astute move the Tories have linked their austerity mania with the "necessity" of cutting the def... more »

29 ways to lose an ele3ction

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
If I had what you have I would be scary Peps and preps would not chirp knowing they faced my broadside I know you connected in a good way to democracy So with you power why does our next leader not come on line or before the mike and just say simply I would not do that that way? The parade of Harper absurdities is already blocking traffic all over the nation and as a matter of fact the world has taken notice and is wondering why Canada has elected three times an asshole as world class as this guy. I might be partisan but even BM the PM did not every week insult our intelligence with ... more »

Hong Kong Property Rights

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Did you know that in Hong Kong you can only buy property for 100 years. This the result of 6000 years of civilisation knowing the economic risks of perpity. Now in Canada the Chinese come as predators. We are all like deer in the headlights stunned by the big cash money. We are making a big mistake giving away the future or real estate to those who have been kicked out of their home market for abuses that the Empour had to resolve.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Perigo on Nathaniel Branden

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“One of the cleverest con-men ever. Glib and plausible to a fault. On the level? Not remotely. Ayn Rand's biggest mistake, with no other mistake coming close. Guilty of all the things he accused her of, including intellectual bullying. (Told Tibor Machan for example their friendship would be over if Tibor kept posting on SOLO.) An ignoble liar, whose systematic, conscientious deceitfulness screams from the pages of Rand's journals, where we know more in hindsight than she knew at the time. An extraordinarily angry man who made anti-anger a virtue and legitimate rage a vice. Booris... more »

GOP Push Uses California Drought Emergency To Enrich Corporate Farms And Wreck Environmental Protections

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Tuesday the House passed David Valadao's misleadingly-named California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014, 230-182. It was co-sponsored by 6 clueless right-wing California Republican ideologues, Ken Calvert, Paul Cook, Doug LaMalfa, Kevin McCarthy, Tom McClintock and Devin Nunes, plus the most right-wing fake Democrat in the California delegation, Blue Dog Jim Costa. Every Republican voted for it and Costa was joined by 5 of his fellow reactionary Blue Dogs who generally back conservative Republican approaches: John Barrow (GA), Jim Matheson (UT), Mike McIntyre (NC), Nick Rahall... more »

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Two Arms-Control Treaties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Reuters / Maxim Shemetov *U.S.: Russia In Violation Of Two Arms-Control Treaties -- Radio Free Europe* WASHINGTON -- The United States has accused Russia of violating two key arms-control treaties. Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller said at a congressional hearing on December 10 that Russia was in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). Russia has denied that it violated the INF Treaty and accused the United States of its own violations. Russian President... more »

Why President Obama Is Not Going To Replace CIA Director John Brennan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
John Brennan, Central Intelligence Agency director, speaks at a rare news conference at CIA headquarters in Virginia, Dec. 11, 2014. *Why Brennan Is Still Leading the CIA -- Mike Dorning and Jonathan Allen, Bloomberg* John Brennan has been as close as anyone to President Barack Obama on his most sensitive national security decisions, from drone strikes to the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. That helps explain why Obama isn’t abandoning his Central Intelligence Agency director despite some calls for his resignation following release of a Senate report detailing the CIA’s br... more »

"Appreciating Suggestions: Other People’s Agendas"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Appreciating Suggestions: Other People’s Agendas"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "People will always have an idea about how you should live your life, but your idea is the only one that matters. As children, our parents had dreams for us. They wanted us to do well in school, and to do whatever was necessary to reach our highest potential. Later in life, friends may try to set us up with their idea of the perfect partner or the perfect job. Spouses may have agendas for us, too. People close to us may have ideas about how we should live our lives, ideas that usually come from love ... more »

The Killing of Brian Jones

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
A Story of Our Time : Brian Jones The Rolling Stone - BBC March 2nd 1971 from Spike EP on Vimeo. *BRIAN JONES, July, 1969, London.* One of the original members of the Rolling Stones. Unique musician, helped the group get started, under control of drugs by 1966, took LSD that caused personality changes and depression. Seemed to have brain damage and disintegrated. Compared his arrests and planted grass to the treatment Lennie Bruce had received, forced to drop from the group. *Keith Richards*, of the Stones, said, * "Some very weird things happened the night Brian died. We had... more »

What is so great about Afganistian that it need centuries of death to relize its potential?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I was winding down a road so scary it was not on any GPS yep I was Jtpt force twelve bringing democracy\ to those Afghan suspects Well they all welcomed me with tea but when I sat down some sonofabitch came down hard on my Kevlar with an axe and all the old ladies and men who needed walker where coming at me with needle knives so I blew that whole village away and victory in sector 911 came true. you can kill cave men all day long and another relative will take you out just when you feel strong I came to realize that we were not at war we were at elimination of those who where not all... more »

Dec. 11: Back to bland.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
A3 of the Wednesday paper tells us the price of gas is still falling. But we already know that. Would it be too much to expect a newspaper to find out WHY it's falling? These things rarely happen simply by market forces. There's a game being played here. If there's nobody at Irving press capable of figuring what this is all about, can't they at least buy a story on if from a reputable source? There's another story on the same topic on A6. It takes 31 paragraphs to say close to nothing and, in the best TandT style, the reporter doesn't ask any question. He just scribbles whatever his... more »

CIA Director John Brennan Responds To The U.S. Senate Torture Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Torture Report: CIA Director John Brennan Defends Agency -- ABC News* Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan today addressed the revelations contained in a comprehensive report released this week about the agency’s use of enhanced interrogation methods from 2002 to 2009, calling some of the techniques "abhorrent” but defending the program overall. The report, written over five years by the Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of using unauthorized interrogation techniques to extract information from detainees, including using power ... more »

Indigenous leaders assassinated defending land

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Human Rights Day: tribal leaders assassinated for defending their land Guarani leader Marinalva Manoel was stabbed to death after campaigning for her tribe's ancestral land. © Aty Guasu By Survival International Dec. 9, 2014: To mark Human Rights Day on Wednesday, Survival International – the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights – warns about the growing humanitarian crisis

CIA out of control

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
They are there to protect not to project. The CIA in peactime is just war on civilians. There are so many threats but how many will have an impact. I would say zero. Except for the special one that has never been formally investigated 911.

Untitled

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Images less than 480p populate my youth and even on Tv they were always blury we lived our live pre reality where ones own vision was superior to what the cons put on the screens we spent our allowance on. I wonder if society would be better served by resticting viewing hours would the population not be better serverd Way to many people will watch anything as long as its on TV and the problems that lead too are perverse It make governing sensible a oxymoron as if that was the first challage to rule by the mob People should just stop being more stupid but that is not happing in fac... more »

The Solar System As A Vortex

Waking Times at Waking Times - 8 hours ago

Shakedown: How deportation robs immigrants of their money and belongings

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Document An action alert about a dangerous deportation practice: stop the shakedown of immigrants! Dear brendanorrell@gmail.com,Hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year are dumped at the Mexico border and permanently expelled without their most basic belongings: their money, identification documents, cell phones, important phone numbers, photos and keepsakes. From the border they

Congressional Cassandras

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
This shouldn't have come as any surprise to anyone who knows anything about the GOP. The nanosecond the "party of personal responsibility" found out they were going to dominate the entire legislative branch, the racism, insane demands and draconian legislation proposals began streaming out as raw sewage from a busted sewer line. The Republicans have shown they have about as much respect for democracy as the Nazis did the Weimar Republic that got them elected to power in 1933. No sooner than the votes were tallied in all their gerrymandered districts, we began hea... more »

The kids today are absolutely amazing!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
The kids today are absolutely amazing!

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

"Huxley vs. Orwell"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Huxley vs. Orwell"* by Neil Postman “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one... Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism... Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance... Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivi... more »

Boots on the ground!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
boots on the ground the sound they make marching in unison is magical and intimidating and resonate Protest workers know only half the truth they don't know about indoctrination sublimation or bribery. Rich people have centuries of study to work from getting poor people to die for their fortune Now that those lies are well known false the establishment works hard to make protest too harsh We can not sit on our hands anymore as this nation is wrestled from us before reality tv stark eyes Get up stand up make a noise do not let royalty whipsaw you with fear and retina screens.

“America: Should You Believe What They Tell You or What You See?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“America: * *Should You Believe What They Tell You or What You See?”* by James Quinn "A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude." - Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World” “Sometimes I wish I could just passively accept what my government monarchs and their mainstream media mouthpieces feed me on a daily basis. Why do I have to question everything I'm told? Life would be much simpler and I could concent... more »

Laser Wars

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Time reports: The Navy announced that it had deployed and fired a laser weapon this fall aboard a warship in the Persian Gulf. During a series of test shots, the laser hit and destroyed targets mounted atop a small boat, blasted a six-foot drone from the sky, and destroyed other moving targets. “This is the first time in recorded history that a directed energy weapons system has ever deployed on anything,” Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research, told reporters at the Pentagon. “A lot of people talk about it—we decided to go do it.” The Navy’s laser weapon system—La... more »

“Congress Just Passed Legislation Ramping Up Mass Surveillance to Super-Steroid Levels”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Congress Just Passed Legislation Ramping Up * *Mass Surveillance to Super-Steroid Levels”* by George Washington “Remember how Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to mass surveillance, and how the government promised to rein in spying on Americans? Yeah, that never happened… Instead, Congress snuck a provision into the Intelligence Authorization Act which will ramp up spying on us normal, average, innocent Americans. Congressman Justin Amash explains: "When I learned that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 was being rushed to the floor for a vote—with little debate a... more »

Apache elders words on theft of sacred lands for copper mining

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
The US House has passed legislation to steal Apache sacred land for Resolution Copper mining. Sen. John McCain is pushing for this theft of Apache land in the Senate. Censored News is reposting these photos and words of Apache elders about Oak Flat. Articles and photos by Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache. Testimony to Congress:"If this land is transferred to Resolution

The lies of Language: Tricked by the Light

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
In my recent video reports, I've talked about the fact that I, and several others, are engaged in serious research on several topics. One of these topics is the use of language to control and program people. Judge Dale has spoken about the use of language in the courts and justice systems- how the words are used to bind and control people. On this basis alone the use of language and "watch what you say" is vitally important. But this rabbit hole goes much much deeper- far deeper than the vast majority of people want to realize. I have recently woken up to the very real fact that... more »

Arcturians - Earth's Ancient History Part 2 Message to Lemurians (the origin of God vs Goddess religions)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/12-11-14-earths-ancienthistory-part-2.html *Note this post has a confusing title, it appears on her blog as part 4, but seems to be a typo confusing it with Ascension Book 4, further down from the title the second title says part 2 and the url on the site says part 2, so I am intuiting that, that part 2 is the correct title for this post. If I am wrong I will correct the title later. -AK* *Earth's Ancient History Part 2 - Arcturian Message to Lemurians* 12-11-14 as channeled by Suzanne Lie *Arcturian Message to the Lemurians* (Excerpt f... more »

Like A Rat Fleeing A Sinking Ship, Dick Cheney Throws George Bush Jr. Under The Bus On Torture Responsiblity

leftdog at Buckdog - 10 hours ago
*This is freaking hilarious! Dick Cheney, the former Vice President of the United States, has dismissed a key point in the report on CIA torture and has, as a result, thrown his former boss under the bus!* *"Dick Cheney discussed the newly released Senate torture report Wednesday on Fox News, and in particular challenged a finding that former President George W. Bush hadn't been briefed on the CIA's harsh interrogation methods until years after they'd already been in use.* *Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked the former vice president whether the agency deliberately kept Bush in the ... more »

Ukrainian Minister Admits That The Country Is 'Bankrupt'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Ukraine's Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko) *Ukrainian PM Warns Of Default Risk, Calls For More Western Help -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukraine risks defaulting on its debt unless Western donors come up with more funds on top of the billions of dollars of financial aid already promised, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday. A year of revolution and war with pro-Russian separatists has pushed Ukraine's hryvnia currency to record lows and crippled the economy, which was already near bankruptcy after years of corruption and economic mismanageme... more »

THE AGE OF BELIEF: Rolling Stone truly believed!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014Part 4—The Washington Post checked facts:* Today, a set of sad stories: In the autumn of our own freshman year, a classmate had earned himself a derisive nickname: “The Birdman of Wigglesworth.” (Or it may have been Holworthy, a different freshman dorm.) This young man had been behaving erratically. One evening, he had gone out onto his fire escape and issued bird calls into the night. In this way, he had earned the derision. We can’t recall how we knew this young man; we don’t think we actually “knew” him at all. But we felt sorry for his plight. We s... more »

BBC - Biggest and Best Calumny

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*BBC NEWS* Every once in a while I get the urge to be Royally lied to. When the urge builds to a fever pitch...I go to the BBC News and it never lets me down. There is always a BIG LIE on the front page of its website. Today was no exception. Here we have it making excuses for the CIA torture of innocent people. The Brits think that if they say it in impeccable English with an upper crust British accent...people will fall for it....** http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30437804 Here the BBC spews its verbal diarrhea/vomit all over Russia....everything that is said is ... more »

Chechen Fighters From The 'Death Battalion' Are Fighting Alongside Ukraine Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Pro-Russian separatists from the Chechen "Death" battalion stand in a line during a training exercise in the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *Chechens Loyal To Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Chanting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), dozens of armed men in camouflage uniforms from Russia's republic of Chechnya train in snow in a camp in the rebel-held east Ukraine. They say their "Death" unit fighting Ukrainian forces has 300 people, mostly former st... more »

IsThe Ukraine Civil War About To Spread To Its Second Largest City?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
BBC *Seven Recent Blasts In Ukraine City Stir Fear Of New Russian Menace -- L.A. Times* At least seven bomb blasts in little more than a month in Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, have stirred fears among residents and the government in Kiev that Russia-backed rebels are trying to destabilize the militarily strategic region. International monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have examined the areas of attack and noted rising tensions in the city in their daily reports on unrest in eastern Ukraine. In the most destructive of the blasts, which... more »

Ukraine's President Tells Russia To Remove Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (Reuters/Kacper Pempel) *Ukraine's President Tells Russia To Pull Out -- Radio Free Europe* Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on Russia to end its support for separatists in the east of his country, including withdrawing any Russian forces on Ukrainian soil. Poroshenko also urged Russia to close the border between the two countries, saying doing so would lead to "peace and stability in Ukraine" within a matter of weeks. Moscow denies playing any role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko was speaking on December 11 during... more »

Fiat money has been a great invention

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*It allows accurate, impartial financial planning and makes the economy more efficient than other arrangements* The recent discussions about the Bitcoin and the gold standard have made it clear that the opposition to the fiat money is rooted in many parts of the TRF readership – I would even say that this question divides our community across the usual ideological lines. *Some Czech crown banknotes* Many of my remarks in these exchanges were enumerating the reasons why the gold or the Bitcoins couldn't be a viable replacement of fiat currencies we are using today. But now I think... more »

Arcturians - An Inter-dimensional Journey -- YouTube and Poem

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/an-inter-dimensional-journey-youtube.html *An Inter-dimensional Journey* 12-9-14 channeled by Suzanne Lie OUR FAMILY OF LIGHT Our vessel of Light floats the great Cosmic Sea With the gift of our love, abundant and free The planet's our SELF, the Sun our dear friend Its message of life we accept and then send The stars in our system are ONE with our knowing As we all work as ONE for the way we are showing Our message expands to the heart of the galaxy As we accept and embrace our unending odyssey The Home we once sought, we've fou... more »

Watch as THC Kills Cancer Cells

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video - *Watch as the THC ingredient in marijuana kills cancer cells. The post Watch as THC Kills Cancer Cells appeared first on Waking Times.

TOPE Jaco, Solar Power and End of Rainy Season

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 11 hours ago
I can slowly feel it getting busier in my little town, which corresponds totally with the end of rainy season. From my reading, when they said rainy season was from mid-May until mid-November, I think I kinda thought on November 15, all rain would just STOP. Nope, still rains SOME, but for very short periods. Anyway, going into town now, especially on weekends, I can tell busy holiday season is starting as it is sometimes difficult to even find a parking spot. Tourists from out of the country as well as in country are flocking to my nice beach town! :). Kinda like Manistee was ... more »

Like Ted Cruz, Sean Eldridge Was Born In Canada And Like Cruz He Thinks He Can Be President

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The first big *New York Times* coverage of Sean Eldridge's campaign for the Republican-held blue seat in the upper Hudson Valley/Catskills (NY-19) killed his race among actual progressives. This sentence went over especially badly for many: "Mr. Eldridge grew up in a middle-class community in Ohio, where both of his parents were doctors; they say he has a genuine understanding of people of modest means." Where I was from the kids with even just *one* parent who was a doctor were the richest members of the community-- not the ones who were of modest means. Eldridge's expensive, blu... more »

United Nations: More People Die From Homicide Than In Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Image: WHO (detail) *More People Die From Homicide Than in Wars, UN Says -- New York Times* GENEVA — Homicide and acts of personal violence kill more people than wars and are the third-leading cause of death among men aged 15 to 44, the United Nations said Wednesday in a new report. Around the world, there were about 475,000 homicide deaths in 2012 and about six million since 2000, “making homicide a more frequent cause of death than all wars combined in this period,” the report states. The figures are based on detailed data collection from 133 countries that together account for ... more »

Top U.S. General Not Optimistic On Afghanistan's Future

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, speaks during the command's end-of-mission ceremony on North Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, Dec. 8, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Perry Aston *US Commander In Afghanistan: I Don't Know If I'm Optimistic About The Country -- Business Insider* *US and NATO combat missions ceremonially ended in Afghanistan on Dec. 8 after a grueling thirteen years of conflict. * However, the end of combat missions does not mean that the Taliban and al Qaeda have been defeate... more »

China Boasts That Its New J-31 Stealth Fighter Could 'Take Down' US F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A J-31 stealth fighter (background) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force lands on a runway after a flying performance at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, Nov 11, 2014. The president of China's top aircraft maker said on Tuesday that China's new stealth fighter could certainly "take down" its opponent in the sky, referring to its US-made counterpart. Reuters *China’s New Stealth Fighter Could Defeat F-35, AVIC Chief Says -- Bloomberg* China’s newest stealth fighter would be able to “finish off” a U.S. F-35 in ... more »

Rocket Scientist's Idea Could Put an End to Texting While Driving

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
[image: groove module 400px] This is a pretty prosaic solution to a real problem that needs to be adapted universally. i can see the cell phone companies coselling the product almost immediately as they can make sure it even works properly as well. It also allows moving between vehicles and the possibility that it can be made part of a key chain system. Most important though it automatically avoids bothering you while driving while storing information for you. This needs to be made integral to the service anyway and made that automatic. We do wal... more »

Building a Walipini

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
[image: Walipini] We see several variations here and the flexibility lends itself to a whole range of variation. I do not think that it would be too hard to rig a primitive root cellar as well when you bring in the shovel to sculpt the earth. Most important though is to put a shed on the end to provide an airlock and separated work space and perhaps a power source that is easily protected.. The whole thing is very much farm boy special. It is clearly best driven into a slope to provide drainage protection. Otherwise we risk over soaked ground causing problems. The easy scala... more »

Untitled

David Greene at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
[image: raise the roof inside copy] I have long known that students are individuals, each with their own style of learning. They come to classrooms with varying degrees of competencies. They come with a wide variety of interests, motivations, hopes and dreams. They come from a wide variety of socioeconomic and family environments, even within the same towns, districts or neighborhoods. So why are public schools presently being told to teach students as if they are all the same? Why are they being taught in a substandard and homogenized way? All of you can decide on the answers to that... more »

Wallace Springs Insectory

cowboss at WALLACE SPRINGS ECO CENTRE - 13 hours ago
Here it is! Wallace Springs Insectory; Ground work commencing spring 2015 in cooperation with the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, designed to provide habitat, to promote and foster habitat for pollinator insects in rural areas of Ontario. 12 acres that once completed could contribute up to one half of a million Monarchs to the fall migration, provide habitat to our other native pollinators, and be a demonstration plot for education. Our contribution is the land (current market value, approx. $250,000.00), a significant portion of the seed, shrubs and trees that we have avail... more »

World News Briefs -- December 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk speaks to deputies as he presents a work plan of his government during a parliament session in Kiev, December 11, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko *Ukraine Truce Shudders as PM Warns of Possible ‘Default’ -- Bloomberg* Pro-Russian rebels killed three Ukrainian soldiers, jolting a two-day-old truce in the nation’s east as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for an international donor conference to avoid a possible “default.” The casualties follow Ukraine’s Dec. 9 decision to halt hostilities in an attempt to start new talks with i... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 11, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *President George W Bush 'Knew Everything' About CIA Interrogation -- BBC* Former US President George W Bush was "fully informed" about CIA interrogation techniques condemned in a Senate report, his vice-president says. Speaking to Fox News, Dick Cheney said Mr Bush "knew everything he needed to know" about the programme, and the report was "full of crap". The CIA has defended its use of methods such as waterboarding on terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks. The Senate report said the agency misled politicians about the programme. But t... more »

According to distinguished economist Laura Tyson, "The disposable (after tax and transfer) incomes of poor families in the US have trailed those of their counterparts in other developed countries for decades. Now the US middle class is also falling behind." and "The main culprit behind the languishing fortunes of America’s middle class is slow wage growth." Read details below.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ * ECONOMICS + CULTURE AND SOCIETY* *LAURA TYSON* Laura Tyson, a former chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers, is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, a senior adviser at the Rock Creek Group, and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Gender Parity. READ MORE | ------------------------------ *NOV 30, 2014* *The Rising Costs of US Income Inequality* BERKELEY – During the last several decades, income inequality in the United States has increased significantly – an... more »

Ed Miliband fails to count to... 8

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
The Telegraph reports http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/11287806/Ed-Miliband-fails-to-count-to...-8.html that Ed Miliband seems incapable of counting to 10. ' Labour leader Ed Miliband failed a challenge to come up with an eight-word election slogan, even after using his fingers. ... The slogan the Labour leader chose "a country that works for you, not the privileged few" ran to 10 words, exceeding his budget by a quarter. ... Asked for a one-line message to put on a billboard in Piccadilly Circus by Andrew Morley, the chief executive of advertising firm C... more »

Arcturians - Second Transmission to Earth

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/second-transmission-to-earth-arcturians.html Second Transmission to Earth -- Arcturians channeled by Suzzane Lie 12-5-14 The Arcturians Our Dear Ones, We the Arcturians welcome you back for the remainder of our transmission. We left off our transmission by explaining that the consciousness contained within the 3D Matrix of your physical form is intimately intertwined with the consciousness within the 3D Matrix of Earth. Thus, your personal 3D Matrix is grounded into and melded with the planetary 3D Matrix. As you allow the inflow of hig... more »

Iraq Worsens Its Ranking On World Bank’s Doing Business 2015 Report

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Each year the World Bank releases its Doing Business report, which ranks countries from around the world on how easy or hard it is for a small to medium sized company to begin operating. It looks at eleven areas such as starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency, and labor market regulations. The 2015 addition included 189 countries. Iraq has been towards the bottom of these rankings for quite some ti... more »

RealClimate's opinion on the WUWT widget

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Two months ago, it has been ten years since this weblog was founded. Two months later, a group of fraudulent proponents of the climate hysteria founded RealClimate.ORG, a domain designed to spread misinformation about the climate issue. I never planned to celebrate the 10th birthday because I find such celebrations stupid and I am shy – but if you want to drink some whiskey at home, be my guest! After these ten years, this blog run by one person (but made so inspiring and kind by many of you, thank you!) has welcomed the same number of visitors as RealClimate.ORG which is run by a d... more »

BBC dramas

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Not being someone who watches BBC dramas very often, I really don't have much to say about them. Tim Montgomerie of the *Times*, on the other hand, seems watch quite a view of them and has plenty to say about them: I understand guidelines on drama output will come under intense scrutiny next year when the BBC charter is due for renewal. Leading Tory ministers know that a nation’s long-term values are forged in drama, documentaries and comedy. We all remember stories more than we remember facts. It is, after all, why Jesus told parables. *** Let’s...have more of Peter Moffat’s *S... more »

Fuel Tankers That Supply The F-35 Have A Paint Job Problem

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Air Force via Bloomberg *A $4,000 Paint Job To Keep The Pentagon's New $400 Billion Fighter Jets Running -- Bloomberg* The F-35 Lightning II is the most expensive fighter jet in military history, with a total cost of nearly $400 billion to produce a planned fleet of more than 2,400 planes. Just don't expect any of them to fly with anything warmer than tepid jet fuel. When the fuel for the F-35 hits higher temperatures, there's a chance the jets will experience what the Air Force described as a "shutdown." To keep each $100 million-plus jet running at Luke Air Force Base, loc... more »

FFWN: False flag 9/11 torture, Ebola, ISIS, and more!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
The hardest-hitting news show on the planet! Today's stories in order: *False Flag Torture* 1) CIA tortured innocents to hide 9/11 false flag http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/12/10/911torture/ 2) Most stunning findings of CIA torture reporthttp://abcnews.go.com/Politics/cia-torture-report-stunning-findings/story?id=27473273 3) CIA whistleblower imprisoned, torturers go free http://abcnews.go.com/International/cia-operative-prison-punishment-whistleblowing-torture/story?id=27474359 4) Renowned surgeon calls out doctors who "made torture possible" http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/... more »

Why Does It Cost China Less To Equip One Of Its Soldier Than The U.S. Equipping One Of Its Own

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The typical Chinese soldier is kitted out with $1,500 worth of equipment, $700 of which is accounted for by the rifle. Reuters *The Minuscule Cost of Equipping a Chinese Soldier -- Wall Street Journal* China’s military has splashed the cash in recent years even as the U.S. reined in defense spending, but are Chinese soldiers kitted for war as well as their American counterparts? Apparently not, a Chinese newspaper says, after adding up the average costs of equipping Chinese and U.S. infantrymen. From rifle to raincoat, helmet to haversack, the Chinese soldier’s kit list costs just... more »

Bush To The Hague

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*International Criminal Court Complaint Filed AgainstBush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Tenet, Rice and Gonzales* *INTERNATIONAL ARREST WARRANTS REQUESTED* Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales (the “Accused”) for their criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition” perpetrated upon about 100 human being... more »

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
http://twistedsifter.com/2014/11/2200-year-old-mosaics-discovered-in-ancient-greek-city/ NOV 25, 2014 *Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City* Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC. Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of the Eastern Roman Empire and the ancient city has provided a treasure trove of discoveries with 2000-3000 houses in remarkably good c... more »

Bush To The Hague

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*International Criminal Court Complaint Filed Against* *Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Tenet, Rice and GonzalesINTERNATIONAL ARREST WARRANTS REQUESTED* Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales (the “Accused”) for their criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition” perpetrated upon about 100 human be... more »

4 Healthy Foods That Serve as Natural Antibiotics

Waking Times at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* With a diet reinforced by these natural antibiotics, you can help your body maintain its natural defenses against harmful bacteria. The post 4 Healthy Foods That Serve as Natural Antibiotics appeared first on Waking Times.

Palestinians, Israelis Differ On How A Palestinian Minister Died After A Clash With Israeli Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Israel On High Alert After Death Of Palestinian Minister -- Irish Times* Ziad Abu Ein dies after scuffles with Israeli troops in protest against land confiscations. Israeli forces have gone on a high state of alert, bracing themselves for clashes across the West Bank following yesterday’s death of a Palestinian minister during a confrontation with Israeli troops. Ziad Abu Ein (55), a minister without portfolio with responsibility for opposing Jewish settlements, led dozens of activists who were protesting against land confiscations in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya, close to... more »

Very Important Health News: Why Flu Shots Are The Greatest Medical FRAUD In History

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
It is that time of year again where our governments are pushing people to go out and get their seasonal "flu shots".... I was just at the local store/pharmacy the other day, and again I saw a small queue of people lined up like brain dead sheep ready to obediently, like lemmings, roll up their sleeves and allow poisonous and deadly "vaccines" to enter their bodies.... From previous experience that I have noted very well in reports at this blog, I have steered away from these line ups and avoided even trying to knock some sense in these gullible people that vaccines simply do NOT wor... more »

14 postales navideñas con nombres compuestos de mujeres y hombres

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 14 hours ago
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The Overwhelming Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Natasha Longo* - The overwhelming health benefits of coconut oil now include weight loss, metabolism, and thyroid problems... The post The Overwhelming Health Benefits of Coconut Oil appeared first on Waking Times.

Paradise Lost

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Enenews has a very tragic headline: Experts: 100% death rate for baby killer whales along West Coast — ‘Alarm bells ring’ as no newborns have survived in past 3 years — “This is absolutely the worst thing possible”, pregnant orca dies with decomposing stillborn full-term fetus inside — “We’re going to lose them… they’ll be extinct for sure” (VIDEO) http://enenews.com/experts-100-death-rate-baby-whales-along-west-coast-alarm-bells-starting-ring-newborn-orcas-survived-last-3-years-absolutely-worst-possible-happened-pregnant-mother-dies-decomposing-stillborn-fu Orcas will be gone in... more »

Japan's LDP Pursues MOX FUEL AGENDA while Unit 3 Continues to Contaminate the Atmosphere Daily

Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Typical emissions from Unit 3 this morning. Screenshot time stamp is Dec 9 00:38 2014 <img alt="" height="400" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAJkAAAD6CAIAAAA9XnIZAAAgAElEQVR4nOS9eXPjSpLgmVJ3VaVEAHGfuG/wBm/dyvvd79Wbrume7bXdsZm1/f5fYf8IAAQPKfNVdc+u2Ya5pTEpkqLiB/dw93APvCEUMIaEJFpz31d+oIJQh5EbJ36SBmkWZnnUSZIGcewFgdaac46VYkpxpUUUBUHoMU44Z57nCSEghLZtO47jOI5t29bhuL6+vr6+vrq6urq6Mo8ty+pe373r9I1HH3J1dWVZFkIIQjgYDK6uro4+5HTYtj0YDK4Px2Aw6D7WbsfpG4/G67/Hcay9gOtjcSwHWADaANjwlYEAgDaAtgNsBwzOfA64dsC17VxdXLx5g4lDKGACKc1cTzQsQzeKPYNzzzI7YamZEBQhICUXghGCCCFKKcYYAKA/C/9RLPtT2cHDGCOEvp2l... more »

Exposing The Lie

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://thisfragiletent.com/ The Big Lie of the last forty-five years has been Trickle Down Economics. The Great Depression exposed it as a Big Lie. But people have short memories and -- at least until recently -- they've bought the lie for a second time. The OECD, however, has exposed the trickle down lie for a second time. Linda McQuaig writes: Essentially, the OECD report reveals the immensity of the trickle-down scam, which the report shows has not only failed to foster economic growth as promised, but has proved to be an ove... more »

Will There Ever Be Accountability For The CIA? Don't Be Silly

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The redacted, but still horrifying, Torture Report that the Senate Intelligence Committee released Tuesday, isn't the same as the stunning revelations that Senator Mark Udall made on the Senate floor yesterday. The disclosure of portions of an internal CIA review, the so-called *Panetta Review*, by Udall was absolutely riveting-- and stunning. The review backs up the Senate report and puts to the lie all the Cheney, Yoo, Hayden apologist palaver dominating corporate media since the release Tuesday. This is the document-- which Udall called a "smoking gun"-- the CIA was trying to ... more »

Islamic State Wants $1 Million For The Body Of Beheaded American Journalist James Foley

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
YouTube *ISIS Is Trying To Sell The Body Of U.S. Hostage James Foley For $1 Million -- Buzz Feed* *Middlemen in touch with ISIS or its associates say the group has turned a grim new page in its deadly hostage trade — by trying to sell the remains of at least one of the U.S. citizens it has executed in Syria. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey-Syria border. * ANTAKYA, Turkey — Middlemen with ties to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have turned to a grim new method of trying to secure funds in recent days. With the group having failed to strike deals to ran... more »

Great New Article From John Kaminski: America's Death Dance

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
I am a very disgusted Northerntruthseeker these days... We have witnessed over the last while the so called rioting in Ferguson Missouri where it should be obvious to everyone by now was fomented by agent provocateurs to basically raise hell and to have small mom and pop businesses in Ferguson itself burned to the ground to make room for a corporate strip mall.... And it should not come to everyone's shock that the US has now been found guilty of committing acts of torture. But is that really a surprise considering the fact that the CIA itself has been torturing prisoners for decad... more »

U.S. Closes Bagram Prison In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*U.S. Closes Bagram Prison, Says No More Detainees Held In Afghanistan -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had shut its last detention facility in Afghanistan and no longer had custody of detainees there, closing a much-criticized chapter in Washington's fight against Islamic extremism. The U.S. Defense Department said it had recently transferred the last detainees from Bagram Airfield north of the capital, Kabul. It closed the prison there on Dec. 10, a day after a Senate report detailed abuse at a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan. The U.S. embassy in ... more »

Cartoon Pic For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago

Steiff Bernie Husky

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago
Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Alleged gang rape at UVA* The Leftmedia have a story to tell, and they’re generally not going to let facts get in the way. This truth came in to stark relief with Friday’s massive correction Rolling Stone issued to its November report on a gang rape at the University of Virginia. The correction was so big, it may be easier to recount what the original report got right than what it got wrong. A quick recap: A UVA student given the name “Jackie” recounted how a man Rolling Stone calls “Drew” and his fellow fraternity brothers raped her at a party. But among numerous other errors, i... more »

KMT Blues

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*UPDATE*: Friday morning -- Eric Chu says he is running for KMT Chair but not president. If he stepped down from running New Taipei City, there would be an election, which the KMT might well lose. Then they would have no major areas in the half year run up to the 2016 election. More later. Former President Lee Teng-hui called on current President Ma Ying-jeou to step down yesterday.... “Ma is incapable and shameless. He should step down as president,” Lee told reporters while attending the Presbyterian Church’s celebration of its 150th anniversary in Taiwan. Lee also pointed out, ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Reindeer Populations On The Decline Due To Climate Change, Study Says* *An old trick: Choosing start and end points without looking at the in-between. Chinese reindeer populations may indeed have dropped over 25 percent since "the 1970s". But if, as alleged, that was due to global warming, the population drop must now have ceased and the population must now be stable. Why? Because the warming stopped rising 18 years ago. The temperature is stable to within hundredths of a degree.We also read that the reindeer population in the Taymyr peninsula of Russia, "has declined from... more »

Transpicuous News: This weeks News Report, & "The Gold Report"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
Good morning everyone! This week I recorded two Transpicuous News shows: The weekly update of what is going on in the media circus driven world of finance and ridiculousness, AND "The GOLD special report". Both videos are available to watch here, on Transpicuous News and of course, The One Network. Love d _____________________________________________ Welcome to Transpicuous News for December 9th, 2014. Today we're going to take a look at who's spending what money, that they didn't have in the first place, and who's not spending money, that they don't have, but we are being told... more »

Canada on torture : We're buying if you're selling

Alison at Creekside - 17 hours ago
Canada's collateral fallout from Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee summary on the torture of prisoners at CIA “black site” prisons around the world. "A spokesman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney’s office said Wednesday that Canada does not engage in, or condone, torture by national security agencies but ... Canada will act on “a tip from any source” if Canadians’ lives are in danger." This is our usual "we're buying if you're selling" approach to torture. Feb. 2012 : "The latest directive says in "exceptional circumstances" where there is a threat to human life or ... more »

"A Look the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“The universe is filled with galaxies. But to see them astronomers must look out beyond the stars of our galaxy, the Milky Way. For example, consider this colorful telescopic view of spiral galaxy NGC 6384, about 80 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus. At that distance, NGC 6384 spans an estimated 150,000 light-years, but this close-up of the galaxy's central region is about 70,000 light-years wide. *Click image for larger size.* The sharp image shows details in the distant galaxy's blue spiral arms and yellowish core. Still, the individual stars... more »

Why Elon Musk’s Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=45568 *Why Elon Musk’s Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company* December 9th, 2014 Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. Via: Bloomberg: At a sagebrush-strewn industrial park outside of Reno, Nevada, bulldozers are clearing dirt for Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s battery factory, projected to be the world’s largest. Tesla’s founder, Elon Musk, sees the $5 billion facility as a key step toward making electric cars more affordable, while ending reliance on oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At first blush, the push towa... more »

Co-opted Energies have been returned to valid energetic "owners"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*Co-opted Energies have been returned to valid energetic "owners"* by ÉirePort Co-opted Energies have been returned to valid energetic "owners". Placations no longer effective, at any level. Fortifications continue as the new realms are prepared. Gaia collective stands ready for eruptive Energetic and consciousness ascension. Flash points have passed. No longer required. Spreading of wings takes place at this moment. ÉirePort | December 11, 2014 at 10:06 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-tu

Hong Kong Protests, Part 5

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
This afternoon, the Admiralty in Hong Kong has been cleared of protesters and their tents, other obstructions. I support the cause of the protesters -- greater political independence from China communist government. I support the street occupations, but only for a short period of time. This morning, twitter photo from the Asian Correspondent. Freedom of expression is good and noble, I support it, but it should not restrict or contradict freedom of mobility of other people. Street occupation for a few days or weeks is understandable. But for more than two months, I think it is wrong... more »

The People's Free Energy Show: Nick McKenny & Crystal Batteries

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Since this video was posted yesterday, Nick has received lots of emails, full of encouragement and looking for more information. The Skype rooms have been buzzing about the video and asking great questions. Within the next couple of days, Nick and I will be recording a follow up video with much more information and will be answering many of the questions that are being asked. As soon as it's ready, I will post it here. Nick can be reached at nickmckenny@hotmail.com or on skype: nickmckenny358 LoveD The Peoples Free Energy Show Ep 4 – Nick McKenny Crystal Battery 0 Comments 11 D... more »

Kiev is a U.S. Colony

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
Vineyard of the Saker reports: Well, we all knew that the last floor of the SBU (the Ukrainian terror police) building in Kiev was fully occupied by US CIA agents and that no Ukrainians have access to it. But this is even better. Apparently, the US decided to fly its flag on the building's main entrance, just next to the Ukrainian one.

Navy releases video of sea trial of self-designed corvette

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Navy has released a video that records sea trials of the first of a locally designed stealth missile corvette as it prepares to take delivery of the vessel from a local shipbuilder. The video was released during a media tour of Navy Headquarters in Taipei Wednesday. Navy officials said the results of the sea trials of the 500-ton corvette -- the Tuo Jiang, or the Tuo River -- were satisfactory, praising the boat's high performance and high mobility. They noted that the corvette reached a maximum of speed of more than 38 knots during recent sea trials. Read more

Dutch F-16 took an interesting video of armed Russian Su-34 attack planes intercepted over the Baltics

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
On Dec. 8, two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s based at Malbork in Poland to provide NATO Baltic Air Policing duties in the Baltic States have intercepted and escorted two Russian Air Force Su-34 Fullback bombers flying in international airspace (with no FPL – Flight Plan). The two Su-34s were flying southbound to Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave, located between Poland and Lithuania, home of some Russian military airfield. According to the Dutch Ministry of Defense, it was the second interception by Dutch F-16s since the RNlAF planes were detached to Poland on Sept. 3: the first ... more »

Northrop Grumman Completes Center Fuselage for First Norwegian F-35 Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: First Norwegian F-35 Center Fuselage]Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed – on budget and on schedule – the center fuselage for the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to be ordered by Norway, a conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant designated AM-1. The company celebrated the production milestone with a brief ceremony Dec. 4 at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence, the site of its F-35 Integrated Assembly Line (IAL). Royal Norwegian Air Force Col. Odd-Steinar Haugen, the Norwegian national deputy in the F-35 joint program office, attended the c... more »

F-35, competitors equally capable for most missions: report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35B Lightning II]A highly-anticipated, government-commissioned report on the F-35 and its competitors shows little difference between the four warplanes when it comes to the vast majority of missions they will be required to perform. The only major exception is fighting against another country, though the report says such an event is “highly unlikely” to occur in the future, and even then, “the government is not obliged to undertake such a mission.” The findings are expected to set off another round of bitter debate in the House of Commons and defence circles over whether ... more »

Birmingham City Council hid links between Asian cabbies and child sex victims for 23 years - Birmingham Mail

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The Birmingham Mail reports http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-city-council-hid-links-8131813 something most worrying. 'Birmingham City Council 'buried' a report linking Asian private hire drivers to child sexual exploitation victims 23 YEARS ago, the Mail can reveal. Researcher Dr Jill Jesson was asked by the authority to look at the issue of child prostitution involving girls in care back in 1990. The following year, after six months research, she produced a critical two-part report which showed child protection failings by social workers and other ... more »

Here's What We Know About Lockheed's Super-Secret Weapons Unit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SR-71 Blackbird]Lockheed Martin Corp's Skunk Works was the driving force behind development of many well-known U.S. military aircraft, including the famed "Blackbird" or SR-71 spy plane that could fly from New York to Los Angeles in just over an hour. Following are some facts about the Lockheed division, whose Skunk Works name is a registered trademark, and some of the weapons it has or is developing: * Got its start in 1943 when Kelly Johnson and his engineers designed the first fighter jet for the U.S. military in a rented circus tent next to a manufacturing plant, whose ... more »

PLA's new Type 1130 CIWS can intercept Mach 4 missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 1130 CIWS]Russian media has reported that China's latest indigenous Type 1130 close-in weapon system can fire 10,000 rounds per minute and destroy 90% of hypersonic missiles traveling at a speed four times the speed of sound, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily. The system, which is the third-generation of the close-in weapon system developed by China, was recently spotted being installed on a PLA Type 054A frigate. Compared to its seven-barreled Type 730 predecessor, the Type 1130's Gatling-type gun has the same 30 mm caliber but the number of barrels... more »

Navy Declares Laser Weapons Ready to Protect Ships in Persian Gulf

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Navy laser]The Navy's 30-kilowatt solid-state laser aboard the USS Ponce is now being fired in operational scenarios by sailors in the Persian Gulf, marking the first-ever deployment of a sea-based directed energy weapon. "We've tested it in the lab we've tested it operationally at sea. Now, we are not testing it anymore. This is operational," said Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder, chief of naval research at the Office of Naval Research. "They are using it every day." If a small or large attack boat, missile or aircraft launched an attack upon the USS Ponce, sailors are equippe... more »

SNP demands answers over ‘mystery sub’ operation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Nimrod MR2]Ministers have been pressed to reveal more about the hunt for a foreign submarine off the west coast of Scotland. Angus Robertson, Scottish National Party group leader in Westminster, made the call in the Commons, amid reports that Nato spy planes have been called in to help find the vessel. Raising a point of order, Mr Robertson, who also speaks for the SNP on defence issues, told Commons Speaker John Bercow: “In the last day news has emerged of a large-scale maritime security operation taking place off the Scottish coast. Read more

The End of White America : It's Comin' Down Fast....

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
Helter Skelter from Spike EP on Vimeo. "CIVILIZATION’S GOING TO PIECES,” he remarks. He is in polite company, gathered with friends around a bottle of wine in the late-afternoon sun, chatting and gossiping. “I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read *The Rise of the Colored Empires* by this man Goddard?” They hadn’t. “Well, it’s a fine book, and everybody ought to read it. The idea is if we don’t look out the white race will be—will be utterly submerged. It’s all scientific stuff; it’s been proved.” *Also see:* State of the Union: Race Hua Hsu and Ta-N... more »

Indian Navy strengthening its air warfare capability

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: P-8I Neptune]The Indian Navy is working towards a new fleet of aircraft and helicopters for maritime surveillance, electronic warfare and anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, its top commander has said. According to the naval chief, Admiral R.K. Dhowan, it was imperative to expand its "maritime surveillance footprint to meet operational requirements" with 12 Boeing P-8I long range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft, nine yet to be identified medium range maritime reconnaissance (MRMR) aircraft and 12 Dornier-228 short range maritime reconnaissance (SRMR) aircraft. "Th... more »

Taiwan could complete first indigenous submarine in 2024: official

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]The military is studying Taiwan's ability to build indigenous submarines, with a defense official saying Wednesday that the first submarine could be completed in 2024. The Kaohsiung-based China Ship Building Corp. is expected to be the main contractor for Taiwan's indigenous submarine program, said Administrative Deputy Defense Minister Kao Tien-chung during a legislative committee meeting. In response to questions from lawmakers concerned about the progress of Taiwan's submarine program, Kao said the first local submarine could be completed i... more »

Raytheon awarded $26 million US Navy contract for Tomahawk launching system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile]Raytheon Company received a $25.9 million U.S. Navy contract for Tomahawk missile Composite Capsule Launching Systems (C/CLS). Production and delivery of the systems will support submarine-launched Tomahawk Cruise missiles. "Submarine and surface-launched Tomahawk missiles have been employed in more than 2,000 combat missions worldwide," said Roy Donelson, Raytheon Tomahawk senior program director. "Raytheon and the U.S. Navy are working together to give this proven missile even greater capability." The new launching systems will be integrate... more »

Defense Ministry accepts Vladimir Monomakh sub built by Sevmash

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Vladimir Monomakh SSBN]Russian Defense Ministry officials and Sevmash shipyard executives signed an act of acceptance of the K-551 Vladimir Monomakh, the third strategic missile submarine of Project 955 Borei, in Severodvinsk on Wednesday, a source in the shipbuilding industry told Interfax-AVN. "The Vladimir Monomakh acceptance act has just been signed at Sevmash," he said. The submarine will raise the Russian Naval flag on December 19, a single day for the acceptance of military products. National leaders and military commanders will be watching the ceremony live from the... more »

Kundalini – The Energy of Consciousness

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This provides a differnt perspective on meditation practise. Assuming that we are all dfealing with the same phenomena we are still left with the inherant difficulty in triggring these changes themselves. That difficulty leads far too easily for all this to be dismissed as fakir. I would like to see DMT particularly integrated and to then see if all these disciplines are improving outcomes. It is time for science to master this phenomena once and for all. In the meantime do do some meditation and experiment to discover your own limits.. * Kundalini – The Energy of Cons... more »

The Irish Slaves of the Seventeenth Century

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I woke up to this rather recently and this item seriously fills in all the blanks that were staring at me in the historical record Once planting became possible, which was almost immediately in the Colonies generally, manpower went into equally immediate short supply. Yet ample surplus subsistence labor existed throughout the British Isles to say nothing of natives throughout the Americas and Africa. Thus we see the rapid rise of bonded labor at least been established early. This created the infrastructure of the slave trade itself. Some of it may well have been willing,... more »

The BBC censoring the words Muslim and Islam even from this report

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30420218 this morning the results of a study into the extent of Jihadist violence in November 2014. Do read the whole article and note how the word Muslim doesn't appear at all, nor the word Islam. The word Islamic appears only in the context of Islamic State and Mosque only in the context of victims. Here's how this mealy mouthed piece starts: 'More than 5,000 people worldwide died in November as a result of jihadist violence, a BBC study has revealed. The four worst-affected countries were Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan and... more »

TIME: Top 10 Photos Of 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Ellen DeGeneres—Reuters *TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014 -- Time* There are more people than ever on Earth, but never have we been this connected with each other. Photography plays a large role, with the still image continuing to hold extraordinary power, bypassing borders and languages and cultures, to inform and educate us. Its success is its impact, altering our actions or thoughts merely because it exists. It’s our proof. And technology has kept pace. Each photograph selected for TIME’s Top 10 photos of 2014, unranked and carefully culled from thousands, takes us into a d... more »

Ed Felien : In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest institutional racism

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
They ask city government to stand at the side of poor people and people of color, rather than standing over them with a club. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | December 11, 2014 [Demonstrations in reaction to police … finish reading Ed Felien : In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest institutional racism

Russia's Chief of General Staff Discusses The Russian Military, NATO, And The Rise Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and newly-appointed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov in the Kremlin in Moscow, on November 9, 2012 *Russia's Chief Of Staff: U.S. Provided Financial, Technical Aid To IS -- Radio Free Europe* Russia's chief of General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, said on December 10 that the United States had provided financial and technical assistance to the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria in the past. Speaking at a meeting of foreign military attaches Gerasimov set out Russia's position on a variety of issues relating to international securit... more »

Why I haven't Blogged about Politics recently

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 1 day ago
First Dog On the Moon captures it exactly. Every Night Something Atrocious.

Are Corruption And America's Politics Inexorably Intertwined? And Where Is It Worst?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
It isn't easy to figure out who is the most corrupt politician in America. But it also isn't impossible We write about political corruption a lot here at *DWT*. Yesterday we saw the bipartisanship of corruption by looking at corrupt Cuomo Democrats in New York and corrupt oil-sell outs among Republican attorneys generals in red states like Oklahoma. And this month Harvard University's Center for Ethics released a report. "Although corruption is not endemic in America," they wrote, "as it is in several other countries, it does exist. According to the Justice Department, in the last tw... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'CIA TORTURE INC.'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
CIA TORTURE INC. CIA TORTURE INC.   Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Dec. 10, 2014. Will and Kate represent the British monarchy, which is "white privilege". They arrived in New York... View on mohawknationnews.com Preview by Yahoo

Russian Air Force Increases Flights Near Western Airspace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Russian Military Ramps Up Flights Near Western Airspace -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- Russia unexpectedly flew military aircraft into the Baltic Sea region on both Saturday and Sunday, in an action closely monitored by U.S. and NATO intelligence, a U.S. official confirmed to CNN. About a dozen Russian aircraft including bombers, and refueling aircraft flew off Kaliningrad in the Baltic Sea on Saturday. NATO aircraft as well as aircraft from Sweden and Finland monitored the Russian flights, the official said. Then on Sunday, the Russians again flew about a dozen aircraft including ... more »

Global Jihadi Groups Killed More Than 5000 People In November

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Jihadist Violence 'Killed 5,000 In November' -- BBC* More than 5,000 people worldwide died in November as a result of jihadist violence, a BBC study has revealed. The four worst-affected countries were Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Syria, accounting for 80% of all deaths. The investigation - co-ordinated with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) - recorded a total of 664 attacks in 14 countries. It aims to quantify the human cost of jihadi violence in one month, and to offer a snapshot of a complex movement. *Read more* .... *More News On Claims Tha... more »

CIA is Lying

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Sen. Mark Udall accused the CIA of "lying" about the effectiveness of torture, called for the resignation of its director and blasted President Barack Obama's handling of the spy agency on the Senate floor Wednesday. In a 48-minute speech, the Colorado Democrat called on Obama to "purge his administration" of CIA officials, including Director John Brennan, involved in the interrogation techniques detailed in a new Senate Intelligence Committee report.

Seeking a Unified Movement in Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Torture as War Victory: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and the torture reports

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
This post is the first of our ‘Throwback Thursday” series, where we re-publish an earlier post on a topic that is currently in the news, or is receiving renewed attention or debate. This original post was published February 23rd 2013 (right before the Oscars) but the main arguments about the utility and rational behind torture Continue reading

U.S. Navy Successfully Tests Super Precise Laser Weapon System In The Persian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Zap Wars: U.S. Navy Successfully Tests Laser Weapon in the Persian Gulf -- Time* *Service says ray gun can handle multiple threats at 59 cents a shot * For decades, the Pentagon has been saying that laser weapons are just around the corner. Thursday, the U.S. military finally turned that corner. The Navy announced that it had deployed and fired a laser weapon this fall aboard a warship in the Persian Gulf. During a series of test shots, the laser hit and destroyed targets mounted atop a small boat, blasted a six-foot drone from the sky, and destroyed other moving targets. *Read ... more »

Torture?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I’ve been too busy to catch up properly with the report on CIA torture that came out this week, but it looks like this is another report that’s been misreported. From reports of it I’d heard on local media, I’d assumed the report recounted widespread and barbaric torture that was ultimately ineffective in extracting information, and was now very properly being condemned. Turns out that out of 39 captured terrorists there were precisely *three* who were waterboarded. Waterboarding is not exactly comfortable, but depending how you classify being forced to listen Neil Diamond then th... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 11th December)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Blackmail: Premier Foods promises to rethink controversial 'pay-and-stay' fees imposed on suppliers after widespread condemnation by business leaders Last week, the BBC's Newsnight disclosed that Premier, one of the UK's biggest food manufacturers, had asked for money from its suppliers, otherwise it would end their contracts. One supplier called it "blackmail", and the government said it was

U.K. Requests Help From NATO In Search For Unknown Sub In Scottish Waters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
At the height of the operation, five aircraft from four different nations were working with Royal Navy ships in the search for the mystery vessel near Faslane, Scotland *Britain Calls On NATO Allies To Help In Submarine Hunt: Media -- Reuters* LONDON (Reuters) - NATO allies sent patrol planes to help Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine's periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported. Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it had received help from NATO allies in an operation, but declined to go into further de... more »

America Unearthed: Son of the Custer Treasure

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
I couldn’t help myself and I got sucked into another episode of *America Unearthed*. This one about the lost treasure of George Custer, yeah, that guy who managed to get about half of the Seventh Cavalry killed in June, 1876. Contrary to what the program said, he wasn’t that smart of a guy and his problem at the Little Big Horn was that he didn’t have another Union unit out there to come to his rescue. This had happened during the Civil War, where he rode too far forward to an attack and another unit had to bail him out. Anyway, there was talk that Custer left the Dakotas on the ca... more »

The sports-edifice complex: Follow the money where the sun don't shine

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Mark Matcho for *ESPN The Magazine* *"Since 2005, North American municipalities have allocated more than $8 billion to stadium projects without so much as a public vote, says Tim Kellison, an assistant professor at the University of Florida studying stadium financing. 'A lot of it happens under the radar,' he says. 'Decisions can be made very quickly.' "* *-- from "Public cut out of stadium votes" by MinaKimes, in the Dec. 8 issue of ESPN The Magazine* *by Ken* Just how far under the radar does it go, this business of dumping public money into sports edifices for the benefit of r... more »

Safety advice for the holidays

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Since holiday season is almost upon us, it’s time for a holiday safety warning. Please, take care of yourself out there these holidays. A recent joint study conducted by the Department of Health and the Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that *23%* of traffic accidents are alcohol related. This means that the remaining *77%* are caused by arseholes who drink bottled water, Starbucks, soda, juice, energy drinks and shit like that. Therefore, beware of those who do not drink alcohol. They cause three times as many accidents. Be careful out there. Content is copyright PC.Blo... more »

A Third Of All Russian Diplomats Work For Russian Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council. One European expert estimates that at least a third of Russia's diplomats work for Putin's intelligence agencies. Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters *Russian Spies Return to Europe in 'New Cold War' -- Elisabeth Bra, Newsweek * Earlier this month, experts convened in Brussels for a conference titled 'The Second Cold War: Heating Up?' Even among the plethora of current 'New Cold War' themed events, this one stood out: the organiser, Latvian MEP Tatjana Zdanoka, has been accused of being a Russian... more »

New Video Shows U.S. Tanks Crossing Into Latvia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* Reports of U.S. tanks being deployed to Latvia were* made last month* ... this new video shows this deployment has already happened. Here is an easy prediction .... this arms buildup is not going to calm tensions between Russia and the West. *Hat Tip:* *Zero Hedge*

Former U.S. Democrat Senator Bob Kerrey Blasts His Former Colleagues For Their CIA Torture Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Former Sen. Kerrey at an event in 2007. (Reuters) *Sen. Bob Kerrey: Partisan Torture Report Fails America -- Bob Kerrey, USA Today* Intelligence agencies need guidance to do better, Senate Democrats failed to provide it. I regret having to write a piece that is critical of the Democratic members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Most of them are former colleagues and friends. I hope they will remain friends after reading this. For eight years I served on this committee. I know how difficult and important the work of providing tough and fair oversight of our nation's ... more »

Curious News Items ( December 10 , 2014 ) - US Treasury issuing Survival Kits For its Employees ...... Ukraine Government slashing and burning its public sector ( even as it admits it needs billions more in bailout monies - so that it can buy natural gas , coal and electricity from their Russian enemies ) ..... Venezuela edges closer to default ..... ECB's Draghi in check or checkmate regarding QE ......President Obama seeks unlimited war powers allegedly to fight ISIS ..... Greece slip sliding away - once again......Michael Scheuer defends torture program he designed for the CIA ( separated from birth from actor in Bourne Ultimatum ) .... More Fukushima nuclear disaster to chew on !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Odd tidings ..... [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Why Is The US Treasury Quietly Ordering "Survival Kits" For US Bankers?Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/10/2014 - 15:32 The Department of *Treasury is spending $200,000 on survival kits* for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation. As FreeBeacon reports, *survival kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United States* and includes a solar blanket, food bar, water-purification tablets, and dust mask (among other things). *The question, obviously, is just what do they know ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 10, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bank of America Sees $50 Oil As Opec Dies -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph* "Our biggest worry is the end of the liquidity cycle. The Fed is done. The reach for yield that we have seen since 2009 is going into reverse”, said Bank of America. The Opec oil cartel no longer exists in any meaningful sense and crude prices will slump to $50 a barrel over coming months as market forces shake out the weakest producers, Bank of America has warned. Revolutionary changes sweeping the world’s energy industry will drive down the price of liquefied natural gas (LNG), creating a “mu... more »

Is The White House Preparing To Purge The CIA?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*White House Pushes Back Against Calls For CIA Purge -- Boston Globe/Bloomberg News* WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s spokesman Wednesday defended Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan against a call in Congress for his resignation, while refusing to say whether the president agreed with his contention that brutal interrogation methods saved lives. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama retains confidence in his CIA chief and rejected the suggestion by Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, that Obama ‘‘purge’’ his administration of anyone connected to the tortu... more »

International Reaction To The U.S. Senate's CIA Torture Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Blame, Praise, Shrug: Global Media Covers U.S. Torture -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Condemnation of U.S. torture dominated global media, sometimes accompanied by admiration for the political culture that produced the report on the CIA’s past treatment of terrorism suspects. Reaction to the report released on Dec. 9 by Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee was plastered across the front pages of the world’s newspapers -- or, in some cases, relegated to the middle sections by bigger local stories. The following is a roundup of some of the coverage from outside the U.S.: *... more »

Critics Of The U.S. Senate's CIA Torture Report Voice Their Concerns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ex-CIA Officials Say Torture Report Is One-Sided, Flawed -- Reuters* (Reuters) - A group of former top-ranking CIA officials disputed a U.S. Senate committee's finding that the agency's interrogation techniques produced no valuable intelligence, saying such work had saved thousands of lives. Former CIA directors George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden, along with three ex-deputy directors, wrote in an op-ed article published on Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal that the Senate Intelligence Committee report also was wrong in saying the agency had been deceptive about its ... more »

The BBC once again doing their best to protect their Labour friends (part 2)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
In amongst all of the BBC's almost hysterical coverage of the NHS's 'privatisation' there seems to be one factor missing, PFI. I haven't heard or seen a mention. The left-of-centre New Statesman manages to report that: 'To save the NHS, Labour must face the ugly truth of PFI debts Labour is right to focus on rescuing the NHS from the harm done by this government, but must face the truth that it was the party that introduced private finance into the health service in the first place. ... ...if Miliband is serious about rescuing the NHS, there is an ugly truth to face. The NHS i... more »

wild ride

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Frank Frazetta Painting with Fire

Time for Taiwan: Anytime for Taiwan Contest

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
This is an NT$2 million contest, with the grand prize of a trip around the world. Here I am promoting and explaining it on FTV. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Never Make The Game Harder Than It Has To Be (K.I.S.S.- Keep It Simple St—d)

David Greene at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
This is another essay written by my buddy Bernie Keller. From September 2011 through December 2011, I was sent to work in eleven different schools, a different school every week. For thirty-two years, I worked as a teacher of English at Adlai Stevenson high School. This means that in four months, I was sent to more schools than I had ever been sent to work at in over three decades! I don’t know about you, but this statistic tells me there is a problem, since the schools I’ve been sent to, especially those that are not doing well, represent the “external” solution to today’s educat... more »

Wee Davey

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
And the waitress is thinking about DDD cause his tip are higher than his height and this is something an expericence waitrees can document we all live in fear of little men Napolean made this clear Litttle me doing great things well thats no longer relevant So now we are in the era of size matters six foot wonders who have generally made a boolax of everything All the best worn hookers complian about the friction from the member who if given a chance could never explain why he has a beautiful treasuer at home but in his eye he wants a painted lady to explain why he never was the man wh... more »

Pt 2- CIA Torture as an opportunity for human experimentation!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Following up on the post from yesterday: CIA Torture Report- Why not mention CIA doctors & Human Experimentation? Meet the Psychologists Who Helped the CIA Torture * The spin that **“Neither psychologist had any experience as an interrogator” is irrelevant*-* Ignore it! This mind virus is promoted so the incompetence meme can be pushed. I am calling bullshit- straight out on that! These two men weren't there to interrogate. Why would they have needed experience in that regard. They were their to aid in the torture by assisting the perpetrators of the abuse and gather information ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Treasury Department Seeking Survival Kits For Bank Employees

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
This document was issued by the OCC (Office of the Comptroller of Currencies- part of the United States Treasury Dept) on December 4th 2014, with an offer Due Date of December 18th 2014. Treasury Department Seeking Survival Kits For Bank Employees Emergency masks, solar blankets to be delivered to every major bank in the U.S. December 10, 2014 1:00 pm [image: AP] AP BY: Elizabeth Harrington December 10, 2014 1:00 pm The Department of Treasury is seeking to order survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation. The e... more »

Inequality? It’s education, not redistribution, stupid [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
So the OECD working paper1 trumpeted in the last few days about “inequality” in New Zealand – reported as saying "income inequality stunts NZ growth" – turns out to say something subtly different, says* NBR*’s Nevil Gibson. The four-page summary report … has been seized on by the media the opposition as a “failure of trickle down economics” and a case for higher taxes on the rich and more redistribution to the poor. In fact, this is not the case. The main reason is the dated nature of statistical material, while the policy suggestions carry a heavy caveat that “Redistribution... more »

Michael James : Coin, Durango & Hannibal: On the road with Jesse James, 1979

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
By noon Jesse and I were on the road, rolling west toward Durango, Colorado, to visit my ex-pro-football-playing friend David Meggyesy. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | December 10, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James : Coin, Durango & Hannibal: On the road with Jesse James, 1979

“Eleven Reason’s I’m Ashamed to Be an American”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Eleven Reason’s I’m Ashamed to Be an American”* by Dave Lindorff “I’m going to say it: I am ashamed to be a US citizen. This doesn’t come easily, because having lived abroad and seen some pretty nasty places in my time, I know there are a lot of great things about this country, and a lot of great people who live here, but lately, I’ve reached the conclusion that the US is a sick and twisted country, in which the bad far outweighs the good. I can remember first feeling revolted about my country several times. The first was when I realized, at the tender age of 17, what an atrocity... more »

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