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Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

14 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

10:34pm MST

wind fire

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 17 minutes ago
Edward Steichen

Why Did Club For Growth Fire Chris Chocola?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
In the last cycle Club for Growth Action spent $8,949,420. Their biggest investments were $2,417,659 against Senator Thad Cochran (R) in Mississippi, $815,420 against Senator Mark Pryor (D) in Arkansas, $758,501 against Rep. Ann Kuster (D) in New Hampshire, and $478,802 against Rep. Mike Simpson (R) in Idaho. Its questionable whether they had much role in defeating Pryor-- outside money that poured into that race against the doomed Pryor amounted to nearly $25,000,000-- and Club for Growth Action's other big investments were all busts. They candidates lost. And on top of the top t... more »

The Next President of the United States

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 36 minutes ago
Runs less than 10 minutes--watch it:

Bruno Ghibaudi

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Around mid-day on April 27, 1961, Bruno Ghibaudi, a scientific journalist, was driving the highway paralleling the beach at Montesilvano (Pescara), felt a flat tire and pulled his car over and stopped. As he began changing the bad tire, and as he was working at that task, he noticed an unusual metallic-looking disc- shaped flying objectcoming in at a low level over the ocean. It passed overhead, slowed, made a sharp turn towards the north and flew away. (Case 16, Project Blue Book) Above is the only known photo of the strange, almost organic multi-winged craft Bruno photographe... more »

How NOT to Talk to the Police

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *How do you talk to the police? The post How NOT to Talk to the Police appeared first on Waking Times.

Giving Depth to the Astrology of the Four Elements

Waking Times at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Video -* An introduction to the astrology of the four elements and the types of energies they emit. The post Giving Depth to the Astrology of the Four Elements appeared first on Waking Times.

Dog Day Afternoon Scenario ? Jihadists engage in siege in Sydney Australia - December 15 , 2014 -- Up to 40 hostages held in Cafe in Martins Place - Specific Perps / Actual alleged Jihadist Group , motivations , demands presently unknown.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Tweets..... Just one hostage taker ? NBC News and 1 other follow *Shimon Prokupecz* ‏@ShimonPro 51s52 seconds ago Police negotiators have now had contact with gunman. We will take our time police say. #*sydneysiege* VICE News and 20 others follow *Agence France-Presse* ‏@AFP 10m 10 minutes ago #BREAKING Three hostages run out of *Sydney* *siege* cafe: report *Suzanne Geiger* ‏@slvrfnx 3m 3 minutes ago "@australian: This is the exclusion zone currently in place in *Sydney*'s CBD. http://bit.ly/1zTmrJp #*SydneySiege* " [image: Embedded image permalink] ... more »

Charter Closes: Two Louisiana Teachers Granted Back Pay

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
On December 10, 2014, two Lafayette, Louisiana, teachers won a lawsuit for back pay due to their being reassigned from higher-paying teaching positions to lower-paying positions beginning in the 2012-13 school year. The two teachers, Jan Aillet and Marilyn Doucet, taught at Lafayette’s Charter High School, which was closed in 2012. At that time, the […]

Best Sign of the Weekend

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
This sign from a protest this weekend in Boston is the best one I've seen yet from the various events that were held across the nation. See a good news round-up about the police militarization protests *here*

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Vangelis, “Alpha” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKFh6VgnwFY

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. Illuminated artificially, the colors are caused by layers of bacteria that grow in the hot spring. Steam rises off the spring, heated by a magma chamber deep underneath known as the Yellowstone hotspot. Unrelated and far in the distance, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arches high overhead, a band lit by billions of stars. *Click image for larger size.* The above picture is a 16-image... more »

Chet Raymo, “On Winged Imagination”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“On Winged Imagination”* by Chet Raymo “A sure test of dark skies is the ability to see with the naked eye the nucleus of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to our own and the most distant thing - 2 million light-years - you are likely to see without optical aid. On literally hundreds of nights I have stood with a group of companions (of all ages) and unfolded the story illustrated by constellations in that part of the sky. Cassiopeia. Cepheus. Andromeda. Cetus. Perseus. Pegasus. The star Algol. It's a grand story that you can find here, one that has been a theme... more »

"Native American Traditional Code of Ethics"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Native American Traditional Code of Ethics"* Author Unknown *1.* Each morning upon rising, and each evening before sleeping, give thanks for the life within you and for all life, for the good things the Creator has given you and for the opportunity to grow a little more each day. Consider your thoughts and actions of the past day and seek for the courage and strength to be a better person. Seek for the things that will benefit others (everyone). *2.* Respect. Respect means "To feel or show honor or esteem for someone or something; to consider the well being of, or to treat someone... more »

The Victory to the Light Radio Show Robert Potter Interviews American Kabuki

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
*The Victory to the Light Radio Show * *Robert Potter Interviews American Kabuki* Robert Potter interviews guest American Kabuki on the The Victory of the Light Radio Show on the Pyramid One Radio Network. Robert Potter asks probing questions about American Kabuki's investigative journey into the arcane world of international trade and finance banking, how he came to meet Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf, what she and the other trustees of the One People's Public Trust accomplished and the current status of the banking systems. The show was recorded November 18, 2014. Tune in at *7PM ES... more »

Canadian Politics: A Brief Overview - The Liberal Party

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 4 hours ago
*Pierre Trudeau and son Justin canoeing* ** I don’t think there is much hope from the American people. The American people cannot tell genuine from fake leadership, and the ruling private elites will not permit real leaders to emerge. Moreover, there is no organized movement in opposition to the neoconservatives. Paul Craig Roberts In today's world, ever since Canada has become a vassal state to the US, so much of what is happening there politically also applies to us. The above quote could just as easily apply to Canada. I want to continue my three part (or maybe four--wit... more »

Thoughts, Not Environmental Conditions, Cause Criminal Behaviour

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*Criminals are neither bon that way nor made that way – they chose to be that way, say Kerry Kirkpatrick in this guest post.* For over forty years, clinical psychologist Stanton Samenow has been interviewing criminal offenders for the courts (1, 2, 3). His conclusion is that criminals are not criminals because of their upbringing or environment, or because of what they see on television or in movies. Criminals are who they are because of the thoughts they hold, and have held, in their minds from an early age. When many people walk into a crowded room, they think about who they wou... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago

Dec. 15: Insanity in Ottawa

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 4 hours ago
This is a hasty blog that I just had to slip into an already overcrowded schedule. I can only hope I finish it by the posted date. Harper is building an immense monument to the victims of communism around the world. The reason appears to be his usual one. He wants to appeal to the moron vote before the election by doing something that looks big but is actually nothing. So let's look at the faults of this idea by the number. 1. He (like most people) has no idea what the word "communism" means. It does not mean a dictator who owns all the industries and resources of a country. Quite t... more »

I am historically pissed off at Dick Cheney

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
There is no content here. Just what I said!

Could we not hope for something better?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
Jeez the people defeated King George and were embraced by the French concept of liberty Americans died for liberty in unsustainable numbers to defeat the Nazi surpise So how much shame should come now where Amrerica has become a fascist dream. Democrats and Republicans wrestle\ in a nation of 300 million but the voting public keeps electing over and over this Kabuki dream team I do not no what to say expect its hard to keep facist from having their way Real peple just want to live their life they are anti polorized and the most political they may become is when one of their kids feel... more »

Me I torture you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
however there is good news I an orver 60% right and all the infromation I recieve prevents a drone attack on your home now there is a comprimise even congress could agree too I mean seriouly we are killing thosands of people in the third world to keep us safe from a third world attack. Where is the fucking logic behind this assmyetircal clusterfuck of democray?

Puppets and Muppets what you going to do

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Well we could vote. In Germany they learned this after defeat.

Whats your current Net Worth Dick Cheney

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
And do not ask a defferment from this essential question of how you never served but now tell us what is a moral kill.

The world is challanged

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Even Hitler would have never thought the globe was ht hard by attacks This is a new mindset with lots of climate Nazi on the attack Is it true or not well the Nazi have me held in a positon where I can not say one thing. But the scientest the ones we should all depend upon to reveal the truth have presented us with some very desturbing facts. Facts that kill well ingnoring them or reforcing them is a Nazi MO. I do not believe in Godwins law we should mention every time when we run accross a Nazi that pretends to look like me Hitler was unique and no political figure before him or a... more »

Complete dissifectant

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Anyone anywhere linked to torture must be expondged, Crimal trials are one thing, but continuing to recieve payment is just third world.

Torture built America

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Come on people when Dick Cheney can come on TV and tell you directly he speaks for keeping America what can you do? Djanog?

Fucking Moslems

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
I believe it now and I will tell you later with reason your religion is all Bullshit. Thats is a very high historical history ramp to ride above and I do so with no wings just common sense to keep the people from burninng me alive. Okay the first questioin I must ask is that anyone that disagrees with your version of relality must be incinerated. Could you just have not posted a notice at the library that this opion was stupid? There is a big problem with heircach socity. Its in place to keep socity in place. If there is some cut of new disovery like Tony Soprano they will get the li... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

GMOs: Profit, Power And Geopolitics

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 5 hours ago
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not essential for feeding the world [1,2], but if they were to lead to increased productivity, did not harm the environment and did not negatively impact biodiversity and human health, would we be wise to embrace them anyhow? The fact would still remain that GMO technology is owned and controlled by certain powerful interests. This technology is first and foremost an instrument of corporate power. Beyond that, it is intended to serve US global geopolitical interests. Indeed, agriculture has for a long time been central to US foreign policy.... more »

Satire: “Cheney to Lead Torture-Pride March”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Cheney to Lead Torture-Pride March”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” on Sunday, former Vice-President Dick Cheney told host Chuck Todd that he was “sick and tired of Americans being ashamed of our beautiful legacy of torture” and that he was organizing the first “National Torture-Pride March” to take place in Washington in January. “This is a chance for all of us torturers to say, ‘Look at us, this is who we are,’” Cheney, who will be the Grand Marshall of the parade, said. The former Vice-President said that he was ... more »

Buck up everyone

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
I lived my life north of the city. I can survieve to some extent no matter what hits society. That does not make me proud no mostly sorry. You listened to assholes and where supprise when you got shit. I have had a sewage system fully employed since Stephen Harper got employed with fantaSTI BULLSHIT. I have often thought the bribe accepting PM that was there was the worst CIA agent to destroy Canada I could image. Then Harpre imerged from the misTimes are tough and they are going to get wAY worse. I know Canada and from the sweater to our universal truth, we will not turn on each othe... more »

Mohawk Nation News: GETTING TO KNOW YOU

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
GETTING TO KNOW YOU GETTING TO KNOW YOU     Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Dec. 13, 2014. This letter went to some of the cities on the Kahnawake tract called the "Seigneury". "Dec. 13, 2014. To:... View on mohawknationnews.com Preview by Yahoo


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
I got tears real tears running down my face when I here a former vice president say torture isgoo with me how about you This in my opinon is a guy that shoudl be waterboared\ to reveal his secrects but I would not go that way i would rely on history and the good people that do not live their lives in fear of terror Do noT anyone who knows a single thing about human pycoligy know one big thng Humanas can be warm and fuzzy and that is our natural thing ask any parents who have been blessed by one on those totally annoyong things. Children do everytyhing wrong they fart when we speak an... more »

Diick Cheney has made me crAZY

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Is there a lawyer in the USA that can help me?

Lima Climate Conference: It Takes a Village to Demonstrate the Failure

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
The real failure of the Lima Climate Conference is encapsulated in the fine print of one of the conference reports. I do not mean the failure by the political agents of change to effect any substantive agreement limiting carbon emissions – by which is meant an agreement to limit the use of fossil fuels to produce energy – I do mean the utter failure to stop and realise what an agreement to curtail fossil fuel use would have meant. That failure is encapsulated in this short report describing the conference’s set-up: The talks are taking place in a vast temporary village constructe... more »

Grim Reaper Reaps Votes (Blue Dogs and Dims Rally To Pass Last Big Gifts (From Them Making Past Contributions Worthwhile) To Banksters! Happy Old Year?)  Dims Shine Their Light (Blue Light Special?)

Democratic Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, To Seek Vote Stopping EPA Carbon Rules Pssst! American voters are stupid. - C., Dick * Sellouts? Please. Did you watch the crush of Blue Dogs (in last Thursday's Congressional voting frenzy) many of whom (but not enough) were voted out in November and are taking a last long bow? (Wow!) This type of late-night official behavior by their elected


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Hi Mr Control If I where to do my Masters of Law it would be on Godwins Law. My thesis would be that it is a law invented to shelter fascist from being linked to Nazi's. Its very hard to have a serious debate about modern Nazi's. Stephen Harper is the greatest friend Lukid has ever found in the G7, so no way he is a Nazi. A supposition pretty well destroyed by the Grey Zone. The Holocaust has horrible as it was, was not a central concern of the Nazi. IMHO it would be like Stephen Harpers dealings with the first nations over pipelines. It just was not top of mind for Nazi they had bi... more »

Gallimaufry for a Sunday evening

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
*gallimaufry* *noun - *a confused jumble or medley of things. "a glorious gallimaufry of childhood perceptions" mid 16th century: from archaic French *galimafrée* 'unappetizing dish', perhaps from Old French *galer* 'have fun' + *Picard mafrer* 'eat copious quantities'. (Not to be confused with Gallifrey, fictional home planet of Alastair 'Shuttity-up' Campbell). We had a curious work's Christmas party last night. For some strange reason they chose to put on a barbecue for us. In December. At night. On a car park. That's the "unappetizing dish" bit. Still, I "had fun" and "ate d... more »

Dec. 14: Back to the Irving press, again....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
The Friday, Dec. 12 issue has a front page story has its idea of big news on the front page "Province's beer market continues to evolve". Yeah, I'd been wondering about that. Nice to see a newspaper that tells it like it is. It's actually a big story, if a pointless one, continued inside as one about how New Brunswick could become a "future brewtopia". Sure. The world will come rushing to our new hockey rink just to get a taste of the latest NB brew. It's a story that's really just a free ad for the brewing industry with no research, no questioning by the reporter, just another exam... more »

Live Aid 1984 / Feed The World 2014: Why?

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 8 hours ago
In 1984, the BBC broadcast harrowing images of Africans in Ethiopia dying of starvation. The politicians were quick to jump into the fray, stating that 'something had to be done' to alleviate the hunger, and then the phenomenon of Live Aid sprang into action, with pop music celebrities releasing the original 'Feed the World' single, followed by the massive trans-global concerts to raise money ostensibly to feed those starving to death in Africa. In 2014 we have a repeat of the 1984 Feed the World single hitting the charts (albeit one with different 'celebrities' fronting it and th... more »

The Ultimate Culprits On Behalf Of Wall Street Deregulation: Chuck Schumer (D) And Kevin McCarthy (R)-- And Who Are The New Dems?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Two rats: Kevin McCarthy and Chuck Schumer Elizabeth Warren's clarion calls-- three on the Senate floor this week-- may have been derided by South Carolina closet queen Lindsay Graham (R) as "immature" and "emotional," but they were having their intended effect on their intended audience (which was *not* South Carolina closet queens on the other side of the aisle). Centrist Jeanne Shaheen joined the progressive stalwarts opposing the Antonio Weiss confirmation and both Harry Reid and Barbara Milkulski started moving away from the deal Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ha... more »

McCain's new mode of genocide

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Once again, John McCain is the darling of the coyotes and snakes By Brenda Norrell Censored News Sen. John McCain's new mode of genocide is no where more obvious than in the slick theft of Apache sacred lands for the benefit of a foreign corporation for copper mining. Of course, McCain's theft of sacred lands in Arizona is nothing new, nor is the complicity by the corrupt media who are in

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday again, and of course what many people wait for.. My weekly rant…. I am a bit late today in getting this report out, but again this is my site and my rant, so patience is sometimes key…. It has been a long and hectic week with family and personal business coming first and foremost, and therefore this blog sometimes is put by the wayside…. First, I want to start out by talking about all the reports about America and the revelations about its military and CIA conducting acts of torture on their prisoners and prisoners of war…. Lets not kid ourselves here, f... more »

"Do You Know What It's Called?"

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

what i'm reading: lost memory of skin by russell banks

laura k at wmtc - 9 hours ago
*Lost Memory of Skin*, Russell Banks' 2011 novel, begins with an impossible paradox. A group of men are living in an encampment under a highway. It is, in fact, the only place they *can* live. Each of them has been convicted of some crime involving sex. The state, in a moral panic over child pornography, has decreed that after serving time in prison, a former sex offender cannot live within 2,500 feet of any place where children may be present: schools, public parks, bus stops - and homeless shelters. The men wear homing devices on their ankles to enforce compliance, and they are... more »

Denying the Holocust, Denying Torture, same lie same liars

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I saw Dick darkness on respect by the press today. He said no doubt torture is okay first of all when we do it its not torture When asked if he had any concerns about the one in five confirmed innocents who where fed buy rectal rape he saw little wrong because to paraphrase him giving the wrong end food justified the means of delivery Just like the man beating the drum outside the classroom keeps the tigers away Dick knows that torture keeps the terrorist away. I was trying to thinkaboot a proper rebuttal and found one in the trash of polemic that passes for thought these days. If it... more »

Remembering The Terrors Of Stalin And Communism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Victims of Lenin’s 1921 Povolzhye famine in Russia *Humble Memorials For Stalin’s Victims In Moscow -- Masha Lipman, New Yorker* On Wednesday afternoon, a group of Russia’s leading architects and graphic designers gathered with civic activists, historians, and journalists for an improvised party at the offices of Memorial, Russia’s leading human-rights organization. Memorial, whose main cause is the commemoration of victims of the Soviet Union’s Communist regime, has long been under pressure from Putin’s government, but this crowd of about twenty people was cheerfully celebrating ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"The Budget Deal: This Is Who They Are"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Budget Deal: This Is Who They Are"* by Robert L. Borosage "The first signs of the November election returns are apparent in the $1 trillion spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last night in Washington. This spending bill was forged with resurgent Republicans on their best behavior. They are still a minority in the Senate in the lame-duck session. Their leaders exercised adult supervision over the wingnuts, rejecting calls for a government shutdown over immigration because Obama. They largely adhered to the budget deal cut last year on spending limits, and a... more »

"Allowing Others to Walk Their Paths: Observing Evolution"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Allowing Others to Walk Their Paths: * *Observing Evolution"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Everyone is entitled to seek out their own path leading from the darkness into the light. Watching a loved one or a peer traverse a path littered with stumbling blocks can be immensely painful. We instinctively want to guide them toward a safer track and share with them the wisdom we have acquired through experience. Yet all human beings have the right to carve their own paths without being unduly influenced by outside interference. To deny them that right is to deny them enlightenment, a... more »

Yodel Ripples Will Continue

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 10 hours ago
In the UK we have just seen the impact of an air traffic technology blimp of less than 60 minutes on the control of international traffic airspace, flight schedules and travel over a great area. Distribution logistics is no different and can often appear very simple and straightforward when it flows correctly, but can become complex and spiral out of control when things go wrong. This week’s news that Yodel, one of the UK’s largest package carriers, had suspended supplier collections due to an unforeseen spike in traffic, is somewhat alarming and also begs the question on how the... more »

A Shakeup For Afghanistan's Security Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks to the media during an event in Kabul December 10, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani *Angry Afghan President Vows Security Shake-Up After Taliban Attacks Surge -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani vowed to shake up security in the capital Kabul in an angry speech on Sunday and denounced a recent surge in Taliban attacks on civilian and military targets as "un-Islamic". In recent weeks, Afghanistan has seen waves of suicide bombings and commando-style assaults by the Islamist insurgents, who are seeking to mak... more »

Has The U.S. Abandoned Syrian Rebel Army?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Free Syrian Army fighters (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman) *Syrian Rebels See U.S. Abandoning Them -- Josh Rogin, Bloomberg* As Congress struggles to pass a bill to fund the government for the rest of the year, one curious and significant item was left on the cutting room floor: a request from the Barack Obama administration for $300 million to expand the secret CIA program to arm the “moderate” Syrian rebels. The request, which administration officials had been lobbying for in recent weeks, was held up by the House Intelligence Committee, which has serious doubts about the Free Syrian Ar... more »

"Jews created modern American mass culture"

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 11 hours ago
*"Jews created most of modern American mass culture, from the movies, to television, to the fashion business, cosmetics, the music industry, mass-market paperbacks, all these ways of packaging and selling democratic pleasures to the masses."* I'll give you three guess who made the preceding statement about Jews creating modern American mass culture. Was it an "anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist"? A "racist, bigoted hater" of the Jews? An evil neo-Nazi who blames the Jews for all the problems facing the world? Actually, the quote was found in an article recently published by *Tablet ... more »

Harry and Paul on 'Question Time'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
As it's a slow blogging day (so far), here's a reminder of Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse's brilliant take-down of *Question Time, *transcribed (as is the way of this blog) in order to educate, inform and entertain... *David Dimbleby:* Er, if I could come to you sir, the gentleman in the red jumper. *The gentleman in the red jumper*: Yes, well firstly, if the bankers, the bonuses, the bankers, the bonuses, it's disgusting. And secondly, if the Tories are really serious about it they'd tax the bankers, the bonuses to 90%. *(Audience applause)* *The gentleman in the red jumper*: I... more »

John Quincy Adams

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*On July 4, 1821, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams delivered an historic address on U.S. foreign policy. After reading the full text of the Declaration of Independence, he continued:* It is not, let me repeat, fellow citizens, it is not the long enumeration of intolerable wrongs concentrated in this declaration; it is not the melancholy catalogue of alternate oppression and entreaty, of reciprocated indignity and remonstrance, upon which, in the celebration of this anniversary, your memory delights to dwell. Nor is it yet that the justice of your cause was vindicated by ... more »

Geldof in Africa

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Geldof in Africa - Cocoa, Slaves and God from Spike EP on Vimeo. Geldof's Left-Liberal, Humanitarian Bomber Manifesto on the under-development of Africa. Just like the Far-Right, he is at pains to emphasize that "Slavery had always existed in Africa" - a Straw Man Argument dating back at least as far as the Amistad Trial. White Imperialism has always sought to blur the distinction (for it's own purposes) between Indentured Servitude and Chattel Slavery - when slavery was outlawed everywhere in the British Empire, it made little to no difference; the Negro Slave labour was replace... more »

Infamous Assassinations: The Attempts on President DeGaulle (PERMINDEX)

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Infamous Assassinations: The Attempts on President DeGaulle (PERMINDEX) from Spike EP on Vimeo. *The Assassination Attempt on DeGaulle* A group of Fascist French generals dedicated to keeping Algeria as a French colony were the middle group in the 1961 and 1962 assassination attempts on French General DeGaulle. A French colonel, Bastien Thiery, commanded the 1962 group of professional assassins who made the actual assassination attempt on DeGaulle. Colonel Thiery set his group of assassins up at an intersection in the suburbs of Paris in this final attempt in 1962 to kill DeGaull... more »

The Most Important Phonecall in History

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Oswald in Mexico : How Lyndon Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover Blackmailed the Joint Chiefs and Averted World War III from Spike EP on Vimeo. The Invasion Plan for Cuba, scheduled for December 1st 1963 was code-named *AMWORLD*. Had this other, parallel, much more immediate military U-Turn been successfully rammed through the JCS and the NSC, Bundy's indiscretion would have been far less incongruous with all that was going on; Remember the Day Planner in the Pentagon Papers - *22/11/1963, 11am.* *"The President approves the draft of the National Security Action Memo summarising the n... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago

Amazing Screenshots of Fukushima Daiichi from Futaba Cam

Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Check out these rather alarming screenshots from yesterday. I'm grateful someone was able to capture and post the video, which is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxSbHNlp9mc <img alt="" height="286" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAcMAAAFDCAIAAADJVPJRAAAgAElEQVR4nHScdXRc552w1d12s023Tbtp4jbYJA2zmdky2zJItmxZtsUWWYwjjZgGpMGLwySWLBhmHg0ziQ2xQ03SFHa7Z/39MbID3U/nOfdc3Ttzjo7unOf90TtJl2ubrtRgM2pb0mtbLta1XqxrT2/ovNTYdamxK6OxKxPTdXWNnutNfdcwfdcae7Obibkt5Lw2Wm4b/fvktQF57WB+B5jfAeR3AHntQH4HUNgNF3XD+R1AXjv9RhdU0oOW9TIq8MxKPKMSz6wkMCsIzOp+Tm0/v66fX9fPbyQLG8iiRrIIMyB... more »

The Pentagon Has A Slush Fund

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *The Pentagon’s Slush Fund -- Julia Harte, Politico* How the military gets what it wants—even when it’s not in the budget. What does an $810 million U.S. defense “initiative” to “reassure” Europe in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s Crimean land grab have to do with emergency war needs in Afghanistan and Iraq? Absolutely nothing. So why does that hefty sum appear in the military’s budget, now pending on Capitol Hill, meant to support operations in those two Middle Eastern countries? This is not how America’s war budget—otherwise known as the Overseas Conti... more »

Organic Is Good For Kids

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
[image: Foto: Just in case you're undecided, this great article by Dr. Alan Greene, a pediatrician, and Anna Lappé, co-founder of the Small Planet Institute and a nationally best-selling author, explains why organic is the best choice we can make for our families. The tide is turning. A recent poll from the Organic Trade Association found a sharp decrease in parents who say price is a key factor limiting their organic purchases. “Parents in charge of the household budget recognize the benefits of organic,” said the trade group’s Laura Batcha. “And they’re willing to pay a little more... more »

Bill Whittle: The New Barbarism...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*dare to disagree and you will be destroyed.* Rioting. Slander. The wanton personal destruction of people known by their accusers to be innocent. In his latest Firewall, Bill Whittle shows how events like the rioting in Ferguson do not occur in a vacuum, and how Progressives not only tolerate this lawlessness, this New Barbarism -- they teach it.

An Arms Buildup In The Baltics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Baltic States Spend Big On Defense As Russia Buzzes Borders -- The Telegraph* *Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania strike £240 million of arms deals as they watch Vladimir Putin's Ukrainian adventure with alarm.* Russia's meddling in Ukraine has delivered a wake-up call on defence spending to small Baltic states which spent half a century under Soviet occupation and now fear the Kremlin's territorial ambitions. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are on heightened alert as Russian military planes and warships skirt their airspace and sea borders on a daily basis in what they call "unpreced... more »

Ontario Liberal Corruption and Arrogance

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
It is a sign of the debased level of capitalist democracy that we are constantly faced with a "choice" between idiot, retrograde racist asshole thieves (the "Conservatives") and slightly less-idiotic, socially progressive thieves (the Liberals). I pointedly left the insult "asshole" in there because that's how the Ontario Liberals have been behaving with their majority in the face of the Ontario Auditor General's damning report. When the Auditor General says that Ontario wasted $8 billion on excess costs brought about by private=sector thieves via "Public-Private-Partnerships" the W... more »

Are Iranian Hackers Preparing To Attack The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski *Exclusive: Iran Hackers May Target U.S. Energy, Defense Firms, FBI Warns -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document. The operation is the same as one flagged last week by cyber security firm Cylance... more »

Questioning The Orthodoxy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://canadabubble.com/ Joe Oliver is meeting with his provincial counterparts today. Kevin Page writes that, given Canada's and the world's economic outlook, it's time to ask some tough questions: Some of these issues cannot be ignored any longer. For instance, will any provincial or territorial finance minister confront Joe Oliver, their federal counterpart, about income stagnation? Data on Human Resources and Social Development Canada’s site shows that median after-tax incomes for all families (or real GDP per capita) has been... more »

The U.S. Army Is Building A Drone Only Airport At Fort Bliss

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Grey Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles (AFP Photo/US Army/Sgt. Ken Scar) *Army Building An Airport Just For Drones -- Defense Systems* The Army’s ever-growing use of unmanned aerial systems has gotten to the point where two of the most commonly used UAS are getting their own airport. The service’s Corps of Engineers at Fort Worth, Texas, has awarded a $33 million contract to SGS to build a 150-acre unmanned aircraft launch and recovery complex at Fort Bliss for Gray Eagle and Shadow UAS. The complex will include a 50,000-square-foot unmanned aircraft maintenance hangar and more than a... more »

Did Ukraine And Rebel Commanders Shake Hands Amidst The Ruins In Doentsk Airport?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A Ukrainian national flag flies at top of a badly damaged traffic control tower as smoke rises after shelling at the Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.(Reuters / Shamil Zhumatov) *Frontline Handshake: Kiev Army, Militia Meet Amid Donetsk Airport Ruins -- RT* In the wake of the latest ceasefire in war-torn eastern Ukraine, commanders from both sides of the conflict met and shook hands at the wrecked Donetsk airport, agreeing that they do not want the “fraternal” conflict to continue, according to a report. The Ukrainian army, accompanied by... more »

Were British Agents Present At Secret CIA Torture Sites?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Photo: *Admission: Former US Air Force psychologist Dr James Mitchell *I Saw British Agents At Secret Torture Sites, Says Boss Of CIA's Brutal Interrogation Programme -- Daily Mail* * Dr James Mitchell was responsible for devising waterboarding methods * Said: 'I would see (British) special operations people at sites I would visit' * Comes as other allegations point to British knowledge of CIA programme * MI6 agent who reported abuse by Americans was ordered not to intervene * Lord West also said British agents could have been present during torture * Report by Senate Intelligence ... more »

Solid Wall Street Whores... From Solid Blue Districts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Joe Crowley, the most corrupt Democrat in Congress, is the vice chair of the Party Caucus. Many members see his hand in the Wall Street deregulation deal Sometimes the DCCC whines that their favorite right-wing incumbents and candidates have to "change up" messaging because their districts lean red. That "strategy" sure didn't help Republican-backing Blue Dogs like Nick Rahall (WV), John Barrow (GA) and Pete Gallego (TX) last month. All of them lost their seats. Barrow and Gallego were back in their seats on Thursday evening for their last-ever votes in Congress-- backing the Wall St... more »

Man Sentenced to 30 Days for Catching Rain Water on Own Property Enters Jail

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
Gary Harrington reports to Jackson County (Oregon) Jail to begin serving a 30-day term for collecting rainwater on his property. (Photo: Gary Harrington) *This is not recent news, happened back in August, he should be released by now... but amazing how petty things have become. Sustainable living is becoming a crime... -AK* http://cnsnews.com/news/article/man-sentenced-30-days-catching-rain-water-own-property-enters-jail *Man Sentenced to 30 Days for Catching Rain Water on Own Property Enters Jail* August 8, 2012 - 6:03 PM By Kendra Alleyne Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convic... more »

This Is Not How A Returning Soldier Should Be Treated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Welcome home, now get out! Sergeant William Bolt who has returned home for the holidays to see his wife, Lily, and newborn baby in South Carolina is being kicked out of his wife’s apartment after the landlord said he cannot stay for more than a week *Returning Soldier Told He Can't Stay With Wife And Newborn In Her Apartment Because Landlord Claims Lease Says 'No Visitors For Longer Than A Week' -- Daily Mail* * Sergeant William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife lives in South Carolina with their newborn baby girl * Lily Bolt has been told her husband cannot stay in her a... more »

Who Put Spy Equipment Near The Norwegian Government And The Homes Of Its Political Leaders?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Prime Minister Erna Solberg, shown here on a visit to Norway’s national security authority NSM, has claimed she’s careful when using her mobile (cell) phone. She also has criticized alleged spying among NATO allies. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor *Revealed: Spy Equipment In Central Oslo -- The Local* Spy equipment that can be used to eavesdrop on the mobile phones of politicians and ordinary Norwegians has been discovered in several places in the Oslo area, including close to the country’s parliament, newspaper Aftenposten has revealed. The equipment, hidden in fake mobile base st... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

GAIA PORTAL: Collectives of Light are empowered

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Collectives of Light are empowered* by ÉirePort Standing waves of Cosmic-enabled energetics couple with Higher Realms via Hue-manity partnership. Shadow realms have dissolved and may not be reformed as Cosmics will not permit. Severance from prior pathways is near completion. Entrustments are key at this moment. Collectives of Light are empowered. ÉirePort | December 14, 2014 at 09:56 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-tx

Can We Have a Silent Night Please…

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Ida Lawrence* - "Has your experience shown you… what is best does come if you let it, if you are welcoming to change, and you overcome fear or determinedly move through it?" The post Can We Have a Silent Night Please… appeared first on Waking Times.

Truth in Advertising.

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
As Susan Delacourt of the Star said this week if you are sick of political advertising now wait until next year and she goes on to highlight a recent blog post by former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber wherein he says “It is shameful how a supposedly conservative government wastes tax dollars on blatant, self- serving, political advertising.”* In his scathing article* Mr Rathgeber goes on to point out that the Harper Regime continues to boast of programs that have not passed through the legislative process are are not in fact in place and does so with half truths and outright lies. ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Want to give your son a decent education? Get him locked up: Ofsted report rates youth prison better than hundreds of schools* Teenagers behind bars are getting a better education than thousands of pupils in ordinary schools, according to official watchdogs. Inmates at a Young Offenders’ Institution in the North-West received ‘outstanding’ teaching and English and maths scores were ‘above the national average’, inspectors found. Behaviour was also described as ‘very good’. It is the first time a YOI has had such a glowing assessment. Ofsted and HM Inspector of Prisons said t... more »

Microsoft, Christy Clark open foreign worker turnstile outpost in Vancouver

Alison at Creekside - 16 hours ago
Back in May our media were pretty excited about the jobs jobs jobs angle to Microsoft opening a Centre of Excellence in Vancouver : *CBC : Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre to bring 400 jobs to Vancouver* *Vancouver Sun : Microsoft to open new centre in Vancouver, 400 new jobs* *HuffPo *: *Microsoft Canada Announces Vancouver Centre, 400 Jobs* .... all of them pretty obviously based on the same Microsoft press release Yesterday CBC was somewhat less buoyant about that whole 400 jobs angle, given they will all be going to foreign IT workers : *Foreign workers: Microsoft gets green l... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Obama’s Possible Paris Climate Agreement End Run Around the Senate* *Foreign negotiators, activists, and journalists are very worried about Senate Republicans* Lima, Peru – The United States Senate approved the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by a rare division vote with two-thirds concurring on October 7, 1993 and President Bill Clinton ratified the treaty by signing it on October 13, 1993. By agreeing to that treaty the United States committed to the "stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent da... more »

'Question Time' audience selection

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Just for the record - and in case you've never seen it before - this is the online application form you have to fill in if you want to join the *Question Time *studio audience. I've copied-and-pasted it exactly as it appeared when I first clicked on it (in other words, the boxes with entries already filled in are default settings). As you can see, they get to know a lot of background about you in advance (if you fill it in honestly, of course): Thank you for your interest in taking part in Question Time. - *If you would like to join the Question Time audience, *please comp... more »

INS Kolkata to fire long range missile in 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: INS Kolkata]Stealth destroyer INS Kolkata, the largest warship built in India, will fire a long-range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM) for the first time in 2015. “The vertical launch units of the LR-SAM, also called Barak 8, have been built into the vessel and the MF-STAR [multifunction surveillance and threat alert radar] is in place for missile guidance. All you need to do is take delivery of the missile, load it and fire. It is slated to take place next year,” Captain Tarun Sobti, Commanding Officer of INS Kolkata, told The Hindu during an exclusive tour of the ship. The... more »

US to Raise Finance of Israeli "Iron Dome" Defense System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Iron Dome]United States Congress will vote, in the next few days, on a resolution to raise its financial contribution to the Israeli Iron Dome system to 1.2 billion dollars. Congressional negotiators agreed on a resolution to spend 1.1 trillion dollars, including 351 million dollars to finance the Iron Dome in 2015, according to the PNN. The financial project reportedly covers a sum total of 619.8 million dollars for the Israeli arms program, including an extra 172 million dollars for missile defense systems. Read more

Kids: most new methods to teach mathematics are dangerous pseudoscience

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
Czechia's most influential (?) news server iDNES.cz has been bombarding the readers with hype about new revolutionary ways to teach mathematics to schoolkids. This stuff is combined with constant calls to eliminate mathematics from the mandatory subjects in the high school final exams. Folks from a despicable Faculty of Humanities at the Charles University – a tumorous department that shouldn't exist at all – are constantly involved. You can imagine that I am terrified by all that and you haven't even heard any details. Today, an 80-year-old chap called Milan Hejný is promoting hi... more »

South Korea to deliver 2 fighter jets next year

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: FA-50 Golden Eagle]The Philippines expects delivery of two of the 12 lead-in fighter trainer jets it acquired from South Korea in December next year. “The projected schedule is December of next year for the first two (jets),” President Aquino told reporters on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea commemorative summit last Friday. “We are getting 12 of them. (Delivery) will be finished by 2017,” he added. Read more

The Rusting Sukhoi Dips India’s Fighting Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su-30K Flanker]Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent India visit may have strengthened the ties between the two countries, but it’s still a question if it can resurrect India’s weakened fleet of Sukhois. You can avoid the servicing of your car, but you can’t afford to do that with the country’s frontline Russian-made fighter jet fleet. The government, however, has done exactly that. Consequence: four air crashes and one death. The last Sukhoi-30 crash happened in Pune, in October, which led to the grounding of the entire fleet for a month, the longest ever it was induct... more »

Defense satellite launches from California coast

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
A U.S. defense satellite launched from California’s central coast after weather delays caused by a major storm that drenched the state. An unmanned Atlas V rocket carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office blasted from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:19 p.m. Friday and lit the dark, cloudy sky. A storm that brought rain, heavy clouds and gusty winds through California delayed the launch on Thursday. Read more

Russian Military Jet Nearly Collides With Passenger Plane

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Major General Igor Konashenkov]Swedish defense officials have said a Russian military aircraft nearly collided south of Sweden with a commercial passenger plane shortly after takeoff from Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 12. Sweden's air force chief, Major General Micael Byden, said the Russian warplane's transponders -- which make the plane detectable to commercial radar -- were shut off. Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called the incident "serious" and "inappropriate," although he added the Russian plane had not violated Swedish air space. Read more

Third test of WU-14 confirmed by Chinese defense ministry

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Hypersonic strike vehicle]A spokesperson of the Chinese defense ministry confirmed the People's Liberation Army's third test of the WU-14 hypersonic sonic strike vehicle on Dec. 10, Bill Gertz, the senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon said in a recent article. During the press conference, the spokesperson said China routinely conducts scientific experiments inside its borders. He said that the exercise involving the WU-14 was not carried out with any country in mind as a potential target. The confirmation was later reported by Chinese state media. Gertz said it is u... more »

China Navy conducts drill near Miyakojima

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Miyakojima Island The Defense Ministry said Saturday the Chinese navy has conducted an exercise using missile destroyers and other ships in the western Pacific. According to the ministry’s Joint Staff Office, a Chinese missile destroyer was refueled by a supply vessel on Monday, and another missile destroyer conducted helicopter takeoff and landing drills on Thursday. On Friday, at around 6 p.m., six of Chinese warships that joined the western Pacific exercise—two missile destroyers, two frigate ships, one supply vessel and one intelligence-gathering ship—headed north about 120 kil... more »

French Air Chief Confident on Rafale Exports

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]France has a good chance of winning export sales for the Dassault Rafale fighter, which is needed to balance the defense budget books, French air chief Gen. Denis Mercier said on Dec. 11. “I am fairly confident there will be a good story,” he told the defense journalists association, when asked about the export prospects for the twin-engine fighter. “This is a high-quality plane.” The French government has written an assumed sale of the Rafale to foreign clients into the multiyear budget. The deals are needed to maintain annual production of 11 aircraft from ... more »

What the Russian sub in Scottish waters really says about Putin's view of the West

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Vladimir Putin]Betrayed by its high-powered periscope, the vessel then disappeared, triggering a fruitless search that sent all manner of unwelcome messages to the Westminster Government. Firstly, it is a reminder that the UK's armed forces lack a suitable maritime patrol aircraft after scrapping the Nimrod equivalent in 2011 and, secondly, the uncompromising message that Russia has the capacity to mount aggressive Cold War-style reconnaissance missions unhindered against Nato countries will have been noted in London. The first issue was resolved by Nato allies sending their... more »

Credible Sport

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
Operation Credible Sport from Spike EP on Vimeo. "A man described as "one of Reagan's closest friends and a major financial contributor to the campaign," who "kept referring to him as Ronnie," contacted Bassam Abu Sharif, who later became chief adviser for Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat. According to Abu Sharif, they met in Beirut in the period after the Republican convention. Reagan's friend "said he wanted the PLO to use its influence to delay the release of the American hostages from the embassy in Tehran until after the election," Abu Sharif recalled, a... more »

More British Troops To Be Deployed Next Month To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
More British soldiers are expected to be deployed in Iraq (Reuters) *'Hundreds' More UK Troops To Be Sent To Iraq - Michael Fallon -- BBC* *Hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq in the New Year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said.* The deployment - to help train local forces - will be in the "very low hundreds" but could also include a small protection force of combat-ready soldiers, he said. About 50 UK troops are already training Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq. The Ministry of Defence said the move had not yet been formally app... more »

Sweden: Russian Military Jet Nearly Collided With A Passenger Plane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian Su-34 Fullback strike aircraft (front) is seen escorted by a Norwegian Air Force jet, October 31, 2014 *Russian Military Aircraft Nearly Collides Mid-Air With Passenger Jet Over Sweden After 'Outright Dangerous' Decision To Switch Off Its Transponders -- Daily Mail* * The commercial flight was immediately ordered to change course * Swedish fighter jets identified the plane as Russian intelligence plane * In March a Russian plane came within 300 feet of an SAS plane * And in October Sweden launched a hunt for a submarine in the Baltic Sea For the second time this year, a Russi... more »

U.S.S. Wyoming Shower-Gate Scandal Now Involves More Sailors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The USS Wyoming transits the Saint Marys River after departing Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Jan. 18, 2012. A dozen sailors are suspected of viewing secretly recorded videos of their female shipmates undressing in a submarine shower over a period of 10 months, according to an investigative report. James Kimber/U.S. Navy *Report: 12 Sailors Implicated In Submarine Shower Scandal -- Stars and Stripes* A dozen sailors are suspected of viewing secretly recorded videos of their female shipmates undressing in a submarine shower over a period of 10 months, according to a new investigati... more »

What Does Japan's Snap Election Tomorrow Mean? More Than You Probably Know If You Read The American Media

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
If you're a regular *DWT* reader, you already know we're not big fans of fascists like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, going all the way back to when he was palling around with George W. Bush when the latter was President. Tomorrow, sullen Japanese voters go to the polls, probably to reelect the unpopular and failed Abe to another term. Abenomics, his right-wing economic agenda-- pretty much the Paul Ryan budget-- has been a complete bust for Japan-- except for Big Business and the very wealthy. Like I said, pretty much the Paul Ryan budget. Public opinion polls conducted ah... more »

Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction l February 28-March 1, 2015 at The New York Academy of Medicine

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
▶ Helen's War: Portrait of a Dissident - YouTube Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction l February 28-March 1, 2015 at The New York Academy of Medicine A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential risk, anthropology, medicine, nuclear weapons and other nuclear issues will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on Feb 28- March 1, 2015. The public is welcome. A project of *The Helen Caldicott Foundation* *Watch this space for information on how to register in advance. Regis... more »

Warren Christopher - "SPHINX"

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*"He's not that much of a wuss"* *- James Baker III* *“I think a lot of the strategizing in the script that I saw was somebody’s hindsight rather than what we had to deal with in the immediate aftermath of the election,” *Mr. Daley said. He added: *“The perception that Warren Christopher was some wuss who got hoodwinked by Jim Baker is absolute fantasy in the mind of somebody who is trying to make themselves out to be bigger than they were.”* *"Mayor Daley is stupider than Bush" **- Bro. Steve Cokely* *"Sphinx is indeed reported to have had many Riddles, but this offered to O... more »

Sunday Classics diary: I love this theme, especially when it's played like this

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Ken* I love this theme. It's majestic, maybe even monumental, irresistibly forward-moving, even swaggering, and at the same time tender and uplifting -- if I could put it into words, I guess I wouldn't need the music. Now, the theme can be played kinda fast: And it can be played kinda slow: And it can be played the way we just heard it: *THIS LAST PERFORMANCE IS THE ONE THAT GOT MY ATTENTION THIS WEEK* It has the qualities I mentioned above, but with an inner drive and unforced momentum and at the same time a concentrated songfulness that struck me as so beautiful ... more »

Pol. Ideology 59: On PostModern Politics

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Last October, a faculty member of DLSU Political Science Department, Antonio "Tonton" Contreras, wrote an article on "Savings, errata and postmodern politics" and made a lousy conclusion that “*the kind of politics that we have right now is postmodern.”* Philippine politics is already "postmodern"??? Tonton cited this as an example, *"our Constitution being openly challenged and undermined, without even mounting a coup. We have a Visiting Forces Agreement that subordinates our sovereignty to another country."* Last time I checked, foreign investors still cannot invest in areas that ... more »

Winston Churchill : Patron Saint of NeoConservatives & Humanitarian Bombers

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Winston Churchill : Patron Saint of NeoConservatives & Humanitarian Bombers from Spike EP on Vimeo. "You will ask - 'What is our policy?' I will say - 'It is to wage WAR!!' "


theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 1 day ago
December 13, 2014 Lies told often enough do not become truth. Torture is still torture, no matter how many times we call it enhanced interrogation. War is still war, no matter how many times we call it bringing peace. Subjugation … Continue reading →

Whatever state you live in, here's a reason to be proud

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*For a better view of what each of these Northeastern states is worst at, click to enlaurge.* *by Ken* Here's the explanation provided by Kate Peregrina ("a writer and English teacher living in Spain") for this fascinating list-with-maps published on Thrillist: One thing that makes the US great: no two states are the same. That diversity leads to distinct strengths and weaknesses, but how can you know what makes North Dakota different from South Dakota, besides a made-up line separating them? Well, in the interest of showing that every state sucks in some way, we picked out one ... more »

“We were too institutionally nervous of saying, isn’t immigration getting a little bit out of hand? And can we be critical of multiculturalism"?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Sometimes, especially in the Sunday papers, you find yourself reading one of those long articles wrapped around interviews with someone interesting but, instead of enjoying it, you seem to find yourself mostly whingeing about the arrogant intrusiveness of the journalist behind the article. You think: That journalist is only interested in using her subject to appear more knowing, more intelligent, more interesting than her interviewee, stamping her own ego on the interview like a giant 'LOOK AT ME!' sign superimposed on a life-sized cardboard cutout of the chief librarian of a pro... more »

Shocking Report: The CANADIAN Torture State!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I have been, like so many others, absolutely appalled by all the reports that I have been reading about how the United States, a country that I used to truly admire, has now become the very evil that it has always claimed to be fighting against…. This is due to the fact that the United States has openly been torturing its prisoners for decades and now has had to admit that as fact to the entire world…. As a Canadian, I had always thought that Canada itself was never going to sink as low as the United States, and torture or support torture of prisoners…. However, according to this sh... more »

Musical Interlude: André Rieu, "Conquest of Paradise"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
André Rieu, "Conquest of Paradise" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G2MCGmypaY&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This remarkable synthetic color composite image was assembled from archives of visible light and infrared astronomy image data. The field of view spans the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), a massive spiral a mere 2.5 million light-years away. In fact, with over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, Andromeda is the largest nearby galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Andromeda's population of bright young blue stars lie along its sweeping spiral arms, with the telltale reddish glow of star forming regions traced in space- and ground-based visible light data. But infrared data from the ... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Sands of Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Sands of Time"* by Chet Raymo “Here is a slab of 400-million-year-old Old Red Sandstone quarried from a nearby hill and placed here by the Kerry County Council as part of a seawall for Ventry Pier. On its face are beach ripples similar to those one might see any day at low tide on the sand flats of Ventry Harbor. Beach ripples inside a mountain! How did they get there? In a journal entry for May 21, 1831, the fossilist Gideon Mantell recounts an expedition he made with the great geologist Charles Lyell to a quarry at Horsham, in southeastern England, where they observed slabs ... more »

"The Philosophy Of Being"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "The Philosophy Of Being"* By E D Detetcheverrie "Outrageous to some, clarifying for others, a strange conversation meant to provoke further thought. Now I know why they explain it in metaphors. The truth seems surreal. We are inadequate to describe it concisely. Ask not if you have strayed from the path; there is only one path, one way, and you are always on it... *Do they call it enlightenment because there is a light?* It is not mere photons, and light is only one part of it. *Who is in charge of it all?* Yes, we are. *Do the wicked receive their just reward?* We shall all, u... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire." - Jorge Luis Borges

"The Needs Of The Many..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few... or the one." - Spock, "The Wrath of Khan"

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"He Ought To Have Spoken..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Qui tacet consentire videtur, ubi loqui debuit ac potuit." ("He who is silent is taken to agree; he ought to have spoken when he was able to.") - Latin proverb

"Fukushima Update, 12/13/14"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Fukushima Update, 12/13/14"* “'Deadly' radioactive material up around 50,000,000% at Fukushima plant in recent months- Strontium-90 spikes to record level near ocean outside Reactor No. 2" by ENE News *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds..."* - Shiva *Click image for larger size.* • TEPCO: “Detailed Analysis Results in the Port of Fukushima Daiichi NPS, around Discharge Channel and Bank Protection, Nov. 27, 2014: "Most recent report on Strontium-90 concentration in underground observation hole No. 1-17: 990,000 Bq/liter (Results published Nov. 27, 2014. Sample taken Oct... more »

U.S. House Approves Bill to Give Apache Lands to Foreign Corporation

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Apache Warrior Geronimo http://lastrealindians.com/house-approves-bill-to-give-apache-lands-to-foreign-corporation/ *House Approves Bill to Give Apache Lands to Foreign Corporation* On December 4th, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) *which included a provision to transfer 2,400 acres of Apache ancestral and ceremonial lands to a foreign mining company.* “Since time immemorial people have gone there. That’s part of our ancestral homeland. We’ve had dancers in that area forever – sunrise dancers – and coming-of-age ceremonies for our young girls that bec... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America’

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America’* by Linda Tirado “I once lost a whole truck over a few hundred bucks. It had been towed, and when I called the company they told me they’d need a few hundred dollars for the fee. I didn’t have a few hundred dollars. So I told them when I got paid next and that I’d call back then. It was a huge pain in the ass for those days. It was the rainy season, and I wound up walking to work, adding another six miles or so a day to my imaginary pedometer. It was my own fault that I’d been towed, really, and I spent more than a couple hours ruing my... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 day ago
*In the fictional Star Wars trilogy, Darth Vader was **depicted as a ruthless cyborg who served the dark Galactic Empire whereas in real life Dick Cheney is a ruthless human cyborg, fueled by a transplanted heart, whose self-professed travels to the dark side served and greatly influenced a darkening and morally corrupt American Empire. It is Cheney who enthusiastically introduced torture as a means to obtain confessions to 9/11 in order to both avoid responsibility for his own actions regarding the planning and implementation of America's greatest act of treason ~ as well as see... more »

Lack Of Intelligence Doesn't Hurt Conservative Candidates With Conservative Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
"You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate, though," giggled conservative Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor on the big screen. He was unseated by an undistinguished right-wing extremist, Tom Cotton, 476,309 (56.5%) to 332,669 (39.5%). I don't know how much his remarks to Bill Maher played into his defeat. I don't know how much Arkansas voters care about IQ test results or intelligence in their elected officials at all for that matter. And this week, a neighboring state's governor, Rick Perry, was playing up on that sentiment in his "I'm back and I'm different this time" plea... more »

Satire: "Citigroup to Move Headquarters to U.S. Capitol Building"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Citigroup to Move Headquarters to U.S. Capitol Building"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "The banking giant Citigroup announced on Friday that it would move its headquarters from New York to the U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., in early 2015. Tracy Klugian, a spokesperson for Citi, said that the company had leased thirty thousand square feet of prime real estate on the floor of the House of Representatives and would be interviewing “world-class architects” to redesign the space to suit its needs. According to sources, Citi successfully outbid other ... more »

Ezra Levant And Brian Lilly, On Tour and Invisible

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
Ezra and Brian’s execrable adventure Contributors to The Straight Goods send me articles, stories and a myriad of varied data,... Most stuff we`ve perused or seen already, other stuff is filed for possible future use and sometimes the material is so funny, so interesting that an instant post must be cobbled together.. Today is instant post cobbling day.. My contributing friend David B sent me this... I watch Sunnews, Ezra Levant, Brian Lilly...Michael Coren..And the Sunnews Skankettes with their sleeveless attire obsession...I don`t watch Sunnews for news, or great reporting, not ... more »

Remembering The Battle Of The Bulge 70 Years Ago Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Americans And Belgians Mark 70th Anniversary Of Battle Of The Bulge -- The Guardian* * Participant: ‘We must never forget what happened in 1944’ * US lost 10,000 dead repelling German Ardennes offensive Braving snowy weather, Americans and Belgians gathered in the Ardennes on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the biggest and bloodiest US battles of the second world war, the Battle of the Bulge. Jean-Claude Klepper, 62, of Virton, Belgium, and his 15-year-old daughter Aurélie dressed up like US GIs to mark the occasion. “We must never forget what happened in 1944,” t... more »

Christy Clark`s LNG Obsession Crashes Down In Economic Landslide(No Plan B)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
When will the BC Liberal Government get their head out of the sand and move on, when will Christy Clark shut her fat mouth and stop blathering about LNG.. The market on LNG has changed, there is a world glut of LNG at present, that glut will only grow larger when a dozen actual under construction LNG facilities come online in the next 2 years.. Christy Clark in New York blathering gibberish to Bloomberg, embarrassing everyone, including blindsiding her own chosen cabinet ministers.. Leaving Bill Bennett and others having to invent excuses on the fly to explain away Christy Cl... more »

What Plants Talk About

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*What Plants Talk About - *Plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. The post What Plants Talk About appeared first on Waking Times.


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
INDIAN GIVERS! INDIAN GIVERS!   Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 12 Dec. 2014. One day in 1975 while I was sitting at my desk in Indian Affairs, Harry Chapman, the Registrar, show... View on mohawknationnews.com Preview by Yahoo

The 5 Most Lethal Weapons Of War For The U.S. Air Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit over the Pacific Ocean in May 2006. Wikipedia *The U.S. Air Force's 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War -- National Interest* *America's air force from the F-22 to ICBM's is unmatched. Here is five reasons why. * The U.S. Air Force is by far the most capable air arm on the planet. In addition to proper training and rigorous doctrine, the Air Force needs modern weapons to keep ahead of potential competitors. Over the past decade, America’s lead in the air has started to erode as Russia has slowly been recovering from the collapse of the Soviet Union and China ha... more »

After Obamacare

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago
Republicans in Congress talk regularly about repealing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. They have not, however, said much about what they will replace it with. One possibility is the plan described here.

Suspected ‘LuxLeaks’ whistleblower hit with theft charges

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
© Emmanuel Dunand, AFP | A flag in the streets of Luxemburg. *Don't you love how the first reaction of government is not protection of the people from corruption but the protection of themselves? -AK* http://www.france24.com/en/20141213-luxleaks-suspect-whistleblower-charged-theft-juncker-tax-avoidance/ Suspected ‘LuxLeaks’ whistleblower hit with theft charges Text by FRANCE 24 Latest update : 2014-12-13 A Frenchman suspected of having leaked thousands of pages of documents that could jeopardize multinational companies – and the new president of the European Commission – over tax... more »


Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Two things for Greece voters to consider as they ponder the looming Presidential vote (s) 1) Voting for the current Coalition - where has that road taken you ? 2) Red or blue pill , Greece ? Tweets - 12 /14 /14 *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 4m4 minutes ago Heading toward the iceberg http://dlvr.it/7q43H0 *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 5m5 minutes ago Lessons not learnt http://dlvr.it/7q47Z3 Tweets - Saturday 12/13/14 ...... *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 2h2 hours ago Gap between SYRIZA and New Democracy closing, says poll htt... more »

The U.S. War Against The Islamic State Is Being Done In Secret

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An F/A-18C Hornet from the Strike Fighter Squadron 94 makes an arrested recovery on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, Dec. 4, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob G. Sisco *US Providing Little Information To Judge Progress Against Islamic State -- Stars and Stripes/McClatchy News* WASHINGTON — The American war against the Islamic State has become the most opaque conflict the United States has undertaken in more than two decad... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://lifeonmars.pub/articles/mars-thermonuclear-explosion/#more-34 *EVIDENCE OF A MASSIVE THERMONUCLEAR EXPLOSION ON MARS IN THE PAST:* *The Cydonian Hypothesis and Fermi’s Paradox* J.E. Brandenburg Abstract : The Fermi Paradox is the unexpected silence of the cosmos under the Assumption of Mediocrity, in a cosmos known to have abundant planets and life precursor chemicals. On Mars, the nearest Earthlike planet in the cosmos, the concentration of 129Xe in the Martian atmosphere, the evidence from 80Kr abundance of intense 1014/cm2 flux over the Northern young part of Mars, an... more »

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