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Monday, December 15, 2014

15 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

English: Lockheed C-130J-30 of the Royal Norwe...
English: Lockheed C-130J-30 of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
C-130J Hercules with six-bladed props
C-130J Hercules with six-bladed props (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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massive attack

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 minute ago


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 minutes ago

Don't Ever Accuse Ted Cruz Of Being Worthless-- He Upended The Whole NRA Strategy To Prevent Vivek Murthy's Confirmation

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
Roy Blunt voted against confirming Vivek Murthy today. There was never any chance whatsoever that he would vote for confirmation. Obama nominated Murthy to be surgeon general just over a year and a month ago. The NRA , who have made the nomination into a cause célèbre-- flipped out and the senators they control decided to obstruct the confirmation process-- although after he had made it through the Senate Health Committee hearings last February. The absence of a Surgeon General was felt most acutely in the context of the battle to protect the country from Ebola. Republicans , tho... more »

2014 Has Been A Deadly Year For Reporters Covering War Zones And Conflicts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
Most dangerous countries in 2014: Gaza (16 killed), Syria (13), Pakistan (12), Iraq (10), Ukraine (9), Mexico (8), Afghanistan (6), Honduras (5), Somalia (5), Brazil (4), Central African Republic (4), Cambodia (3), Guinea (3), Paraguay (3), and Philippines (3). *2014 Terrible Year for Journalists With 128 Killed in 32 Countries: Report -- Sputnik* According to the report the year 2014 has been "terrible" for journalists around the world, with 128 killed. GENEVA, December 15 (Sputnik) – The year 2014 has been "terrible" for journalists around the world, with 128 killed in 32 countr... more »

Koch Group On The EPA: 'At Least The CIA Isn't Torturing Americans' | ThinkProgress

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
The American Energy Alliance is testing out a new tactic for fighting the Environmental Protection Agency: comparing the agency’s proposed regulations to torture tactics committed against terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. In a short blog post and comic posted Friday, the pro-fossil fuel non-profit said the EPA’s proposed limits on smog-forming pollutants and carbon dioxide were comparable to tactics outlined in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s recently released report investigating the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist a... more »

Germany Gambles on Alternative Energy

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *What are some of the ways that Germany is investing in alternative energy? The post Germany Gambles on Alternative Energy appeared first on Waking Times.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*STAGGERED FORMATION* Twenty-four Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft prepare to take off on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, in support of exercise Joint Forcible Entry 14B, Dec. 6, 2014. Eleven of the aircraft are model C-130H Hercules and 13 are C-130J Super Hercules. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero

Why Do You Think Dick Cheney Is In The "news" So Much Speaking FOR Torture? Because He Directed 911 From A Bunker Under The White House And Needed FALSE CONFESSIONS By Muslims Via Torture

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 1 hour ago
Dick Cheney, neo-cons, and the Mossad did 911, and then the CIA tortured Muslims into false confessions (that's all that torture is for: *FALSE CONFESSIONS*) knowing they didn't do 911. False Flags like 911 blaming the Muslims persist to this day. See: ISIS. When you talk about torture, you must keep in mind the CIA tortured Muslims and fully knew Muslims didn't do 911. *Timeline Of Dick Cheney's Actions On 911* Norm Mineta was in the bunker with Cheney: And here is the DEVIL HIMSELF about the recent torture report released. Think about how he was in on 911 while you watch his L... more »

Russian Subs In Scottish And Swedish Waters. What Does It Mean?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*What The Russian Sub In Scottish Waters Really Says About Putin's View Of The West -- Trevor Royle, Herald Scotland* *A feather of disturbed water was all it took to reveal the presence of a Russian submarine off the west coast of Scotland.* 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 uncompromisi... more »

"Exodus" Story Reveals Bible's Dishonesty

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 2 hours ago
*By MARC McDONALD* Although some might be loath to admit it, many educated adults (even non-fundamentalist Christians) are aware that the Bible is perhaps not the best source of history. I mean, how many people still take the story of Adam and Eve seriously any more? But I suspect that most people are still unaware of just how totally wrong the Bible is as far as anything remotely approaching real history. This wouldn't be that big a deal, except for the fact that so many people take the Bible very seriously as a profound book of wisdom. The massive and growing population of Fundam... more »

To torture or . . . um, what was the other option again? Oh, right, NOT to torture (ha-ha-ha!)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"I’d do it again in a minute."* *-- "Big Dick" Cheney ("The Biggest Dick of Them All"),Sunday on Meet the Press* *by Ken* Let's table for a moment the question of what exactly the "it" in question is in this pithy quote. After all, I imagine it applies equally well to every dastardly deed done and every monstrous policy advocated and implemented in the entire squalid, life-denying and -destroying career and life of "Big Dick" Cheney, aka "The Biggest Dick of Them All." This is a creature who would leave no stone unturned, no decent person unscrewed in pursuit of his life's goal... more »

Poll: Majority Of Americans Say Torture Was Justified

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Poll: More Americans Think CIA Program Was Justified Than Not -- Wall Street Journal* *Pew Research Survey Finds 51% Think CIA Practices Were Warranted* WASHINGTON—Americans who believe the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-Sept. 11 interrogation and detention program was justified significantly outnumber those who don’t think it was warranted, according to a poll released Monday. A survey conducted by Pew Research Center found 51% of Americans think the CIA practices were warranted, compared with 29% who said the techniques were not, and 20% who didn’t express an opinion. A ma... more »

Bank of Russia hikes unexpectedly interest rates 650 BPS in unscheduled meeting - December 16 , 2014 - Ruble crashing along with oil causes desperation move ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
*zerohedge* @zerohedge · 4m4 minutes ago The First Sellside Reactions Trickle In: "17% Rate Hike Not Enough" According To Citi, JPM http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-1 5/first-sellside-reactions-trickle-17-rate-hike-not-enough-according-citi-jpm … zerohedge The First Sellside Reactions Trickle In: "17% Rate Hike Not Enough"... Two short hours ago Russia shocked everyone with an unprecedented rate hike sending the nation's various interest rates some 650 bps higher. Well, according to the initial sellside responses, as... View on web Okay , this time the Kraken really ... more »

Navajo Nation buys ceremonial masks at Paris auction, rescues masks

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Navajo delegation calls repatriation efforts a success “These masks are spiritual beings and the Navajo people have strong connections with them. We need to regard them as such,” Vice President Rex Lee Jim said. By Navajo Nation Censored News PARIS—The Navajo delegation on a mission to Paris, led by Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim was successful in their repatriation efforts of sacred

Waging War Against The Islamic Satte From An Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Strike Fighter Squadron 81 launches from 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 John Philip Wagner Jr. *A Desert War On ISIS, Fought From A Floating City -- New York Times* ABOARD THE U.S.S. CARL VINSON, in the Persian Gulf — More than a dozen Navy F/A-18 warplanes roar off this aircraft carrier every day to attack Islamic State targets in support of Iraqi tro... more »

Santa's Drunk and Rudolph Just Shit on My Roof

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 5 hours ago
It looks as if Santa's driving drunk and the only indication I've gotten that he's flown over Casa de Pottersville is reindeer shit on my roof. Ole St. Nick's so far off course even fucking NORAD can't find him and the only yule logs I've seen are the ones Popeye leaves in his cat litter box. So, in light of Santa's empty sack, yours truly had to break down and buy a brand new battery from AAA when I found myself needing to use my booster pack literally every time I wanted to start the nearly 17 year-old Ford Taurus. Triple A was nickle and diming me to death, insisting my... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 15, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Sydney Siege: How The Siege Came To A Bloody End -- Anthony Klan, The Australian* THE hostage crisis at Sydney’s Lindt cafe ended at 2.10am when three gunshots rang out in quick succession, followed by a volley of gunfire. Armed police stormed the premises and a number of injured hostages were immediately rushed to hospital. The 16-hour siege ended following a day of frenzy, when more recently an eerie calm had fallen over Sydney’s business heart; throngs of onlookers and gawkers had mostly vacated, and police officers and rescue workers milled silently about the city’s cordoned... more »

Syria: EU Jet Fuel Ban & Syrian Army takes back territory north of Aleppo

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*EU jet fuel ban for Syria* The EU led by the UK is doing what it can to make the defence of Syrian territory from NATO’s terrorist mercs more difficult then it already has been! - Possibly readying for when NATO bombs kill Syrian civilians enmasse? "Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood welcomes the EU’s agreement to a UK-proposed ban on jet fuel exports to the Syrian regime. The UK has campaigned to take this step as jet fuel enables the Syrian regime’s air force to kill its own people, including with barrel bombs. *Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said:* Tobia... more »

Innkeeping with the Times

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*This week Bernard Darnton accidentally offends an indigenous homosexual donkey.* [image: image]On Sunday I took my angel and my shepherd to church for their annual booster shot of Christianity. I like to go to the nativity play and give them a small dose of Mary and Joseph to go alongside Diwali’s Rama and Sita, Pegasus and the Chimaera (from one of the less likely chapters in *The Iliad*), and a rather saucy graphic novel featuring Rhinemaidens. It’s absurdity, sex, and violence -- that is, culture -- all the way in our house. At one point, the somewhat non-traditional nativity... more »

World News Briefs -- December 15, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*THREE DEAD IN BLOODY END TO SYDNEY SIEGE: Two Hostages Die And Muslim Extremist Gunned Down As Police Storm Martin Place Café With Assault Rifles And Stun Grenades Moments After People Fled -- Daily Mail* * Police stormed the cafe in central Sydney where a gunman held hostages for more than 16 hours * Police moved in firing automatic weapons and throwing grenades as hostages were seen fleeing in terror from cafe * Live TV footage showed hostages running frantically from the cafe at shortly after 2am in small groups * It came hours after Man Haron Monis was named as the gunman hold... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“What connects the Sun to the Moon? Many answers have been given throughout history, but in the case of today's featured image, it appears to be the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. The 16-image panorama was taken in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA where two sandstone monoliths- the Temple of the Moon on the right and the Temple of the Sun on the left- rise dramatically from the desert. *Click image for larger size.* Each natural monument stands about 100 meters tall and survives from the Jurassic period 160 million years ago. Even older are many of the stars and nebulas that do... more »

Electric Driving the Hypermarkt

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Not only are electric cars increasingly mainstream, by 2016 likely all the flagship vehicles in the world will be at least a mild hybrid. Joining the bleeding edge hypercars that are already electric. Look how far we have come since the Honda Insight pioneered the technology in 1999. The 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari retails for $1.3 million US before HST. It totals only 960 HP with 160 of that eclectically charged. The 2015 Porsche 918 is only about $900,000. The big deal is that it is a plug in hybrid, a true electric car. IMHO it was hit like many Porsche models with a bit of an ugly stic... more »

Wall Street Loves Cheap Labor

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
John R. MacArthur of *Harper’s Magazine* says that Republicans and Democrats alike are abandoning the republic in pursuit of big bucks.

Al Qaeda's Faction Shows Off U.S. Supplied Anti-Tank Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Al-Qaeda Faction In Syria Claims To Have U.S.-Supplied Anti-Tank Weapon -- Washington Post* As extremist rebels in Syria lay claim to fresh weapons, a new video circulating online purports to show an al-Qaeda-linked group fielding U.S.-supplied anti-tank weapons that may have been intended for more moderate factions in the conflict. In early November, the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra ousted two U.S.-supplied moderate factions, Harak Hazam and the Syrian Revolutionary Front, from their strongholds in northern Idlib province. Although al-Nusra was thought to have seized signifi... more »

Encounters With Nature

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 7 hours ago
Paul Shepard was a pioneer in human ecology, a young field that studies the relationship between humans and their habitats. The decades of his career were an exciting time. New research was challenging myths about low impact (“primitive”) cultures, and scholars were starting to contemplate environmental ethics. He hoped that growing awareness might end humankind’s war on the planet, but as his hair got grayer, his disillusionment grew. Enlightenment takes time. *Encounters With Nature* is a collection of Shepard’s essays, some of which reveal his thinking near the end of his da... more »

Should Anyone Be Punished For That Whole Torture Thing? Or No?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Apparently Dick Cheney thinks he caught bin Laden by torturing some people down in Guantánamo. He seemed out of his mind in his *Meet The Press* appearance yesterday. "I'd do it again in a minute," is as good a reason for indicting him and trying him as any I've ever heard. And he has "no regrets." If the justice system was working properly, he would. Interestingly, Members of Parliament, from both side of their aisle, are pressuring-- to no avail of course-- David Cameron for an official judicial inquiry into the U.K.'s role into the Cheney torture program. Unlike Cheney, U.K. C... more »

The Beautiful Milky Way

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video -* Amazing footage of the stars from Spain's highest mountain, El Teide. The post The Beautiful Milky Way appeared first on Waking Times.

First, do no harm...

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
Upon successfully completing their basic training, and before they take on the years of residency that will allow them to practice their science, skills and craft in a medical specialty of their choice, medical students pledge to the principals of the Hippocratic Oath*. In Ontario, the specific application of that pledge came under scrutiny in the last year with regard to women's reproductive health rights. In its modern form, the Oath is centred upon patient care. "*... Above all, I must not play at God.*" DJ! has been covering this issue from the outset, here, and here. *Ontario... more »

Chet Raymo, “Being Human”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Being Human”* by Chet Raymo “I've been thinking a lot about hands lately. Or, rather, a hand. Specifically my right hand, which has developed an annoying tremor. I never paid much attention to my hands before. Hands pretty much operate on automatic pilot. It doesn't take a lot of conscious decision-making to scratch your nose. Or button your shirt. Hands follow the brain rather like an obedient dog trots alongside its master. But now my right hand clamors for attention like an unruly pup. So I find myself looking at my hand with more awareness than before, and realizing more than ... more »

"We Work In The Dark..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"We work in the dark. We do what we can to battle with the evil that would otherwise destroy us. But, a man's fate is defined as not a choice but a calling. Yet sometimes the weight of this burden causes us to falter, breaching the fragile fortress of our mind, allowing the monsters without to turn within and we are left alone, staring into the abyss... into the laughing face of madness." - David Duchovny as "Fox Mulder"

Oriah Mountain Dreamer, "The Invitation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Invitation"* "It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mi... more »

"What Mark Will You Leave On The World?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"What Mark Will You Leave On The World?" * by Maria Rodale "As some of you know, this time of year is my favorite time to truly reflect on the past and the future. Things seem to slow down enough that there's finally time to ponder and think and plan and dream. The questions and thoughts change as I get older. When I was younger, it was more about what I wanted to accomplish (although I still have a VERY ambitious list for that). Now, it's a little bit more of what do I want to leave behind? The thing about life and reality is that it is so fleeting. Things that seem huge and vast... more »

Man Haron Monis: It's Not About Islam

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
What a sad end to the Sydney cafe siege. The gunman, one Man Haron Monis lies dead, but not before he murdered two others. Thankfully, incidents like this are quite rare in Western societies and when hostage taking does happen, it tends to either be a spur of the moment thing in the commission of a crime or an awful episode in a pattern of dysfunctional family relationships. When people are held to highlight a cause or make political points then it tends to get written off - as this is already being - as the work of a lone oddball. To explain the motives of someone like Monis, one ... more »

“The Christmas Truce of 1914”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Christmas Truce of 1914”* by Simon Rees “You are standing up to your knees in the slime of a waterlogged trench. It is the evening of 24 December 1914 and you are on the dreaded Western Front. Stooped over, you wade across to the firing step and take over the watch. Having exchanged pleasantries, your bleary-eyed and mud-spattered colleague shuffles off towards his dug out. Despite the horrors and the hardships, your morale is high and you believe that in the New Year the nation's army march towards a glorious victory. But for now you stamp your feet in a vain attempt to keep... more »

Top 25 Ways to Detox from Pesticides, Heavy Metals and Enviro-Toxins

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - If you are endlessly tired, irritable, have trouble losing weight, or feel depressed, you might be suffering from the environmental onslaught of toxins... The post Top 25 Ways to Detox from Pesticides, Heavy Metals and Enviro-Toxins appeared first on Waking Times.

Are You a Karma Yogi?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - Peace, contentment and abiding happiness are within you right now. It is not what you do that will eventually bring you these things; no, these things are what you are... The post Are You a Karma Yogi? appeared first on Waking Times.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Bayville, New Jersey, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”* by Robert Frost “Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before... more »

"People Who Shut Their Eyes..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster." - James Baldwin

In A Major Blow To The Syrian Regime, Al Qaeda Backed Rebels Seize Two Bases

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Al Qaeda-Linked Fighters Seize Two Syrian Army Bases -- L.A. Times* Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Islamist groups have seized two major army bases in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, rebel activists said. After two days of heavy fighting, the groups - including Jund Al-Aqsa and Ahrar Al-Sham - took control of the bases Monday in Wadi Deif and Al-Hamidiyeh, about 22 miles south of Idlib near the town of Maaret Al-Numan, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group with a network of observers in Syria. ... more »

Great Film

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Mary Beth and I went to see the new film about Edward Snowden this past weekend and it was fantastic. Filmmaker Laura Poitras did a great job of telling the story about the incredible bravery of Snowden (who is a very humble guy and did his act of NSA whistleblowing for all the right reasons). The behind the scenes media scrambling to deal with the story that was dumped into their laps makes the film even more valuable and interesting, The role that Glenn Greenwald played in the whole release of information was instrumental and moving as well.

Sydney Hostage Crisis: A Failure of Law [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
AS DRAMATIC AND TERRIFYING as it was, the Sydney hostage crisis was more widely reported worldwide than it might have been, even than other similar incidents occurring at the same time, because the hostage-taker was a self-identified Muslim barbarian. It’s unarguably true many Muslims see themselves at war with the west. But his being free to inflict terror on three-dozen 17 Australians points to a serious flaw in Australasian justice more than it does to the spread of Muslim barbarism. MANY HAVE WONDERED WHY, if the Sydney cafe gunman just wanted an ISIL flag brought in, he had... more »

“CIA, Democracy, Quo Vadis, America?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“CIA, Democracy, Quo Vadis, America?”* by Raul I. Meijer “Where are you going, America? I don’t like to discuss politics too much. There are not enough smart, kind and honest people in politics wherever I look in the world for me to want to have anything to do with that game. I’d just spend all my time wondering what kind of mindset it takes to want to tell other people what to do, and be in control of the millions, billions and trillions of dollars that are taken from these people on a daily, yearly, basis. Not that all of those politicians are bad, but those who have genuinely ... more »

The Link Between Mushrooms, Bees, and Mass Extinction

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Deforestation is the biggest threat facing humanity, and a respected mushroom researcher has discovered how deforestation damages bees... The post The Link Between Mushrooms, Bees, and Mass Extinction appeared first on Waking Times.

Just to let you know...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
It was about this time last year that I posted a piece beginning... Lest you think the title of that last post followed by an ominous silence meant anything well, no, it didn't...only that the pre-Christmas rush has left little time for blogging and, despite there being so much of importance going on in the news and in the world of BBC reporting, this post is just to say that things will be very slow here in the coming couple of weeks (well on my part anyway), bursting out anew in 2014... Well, the pre-Christmas rush is proving even more of a rush this year and it's only going to g... more »

Iran P5+1 To Resume Nuclear Talks On December 17

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Iran's Rouhani Says Will Try To Clinch Nuclear Deal As Talks With US Resume -- Reuters* * Iranian president upbeat as talks with U.S. begin * Wider talks with six world powers set for Wednesday * Landmark deal still within reach, think tank says GENEVA/DUBAI, Dec 15 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that he would try to clinch a nuclear deal with world powers despite opposition from some quarters in Iran. Rouhani was speaking as Iran resumed talks with the United States in Geneva on its nuclear programme. An eventual deal would remove sanctions imposed on Tehran... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'ONO’WARE:GEH'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
ONO’WARE:GEH Posted on December 15, 2014  Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. Ni:wen. MNN. Dec. 15, 2014. Ono’waregeh is Mohawk for Great Turtle Island. New Victoria Mayor, Lisa Helps, swore an oath to the Ongwe’hon:we of the area. When all mayors refuse to take an oath to the Queen, the Privy Council will be removed and colonization will end. Privy Council: “Brother, can

Sandy Hook Fraud Shooting Anniversary: A Few Interesting Videos That Have Been Sent My Way That I Want To Share With Everyone......

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
Yes, yesterday was the 2nd anniversary of the very fraudulent and well planned operation in "Newtown" Connecticut called the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting..... It is so disgusting that two full years after this event where NOBODY died, the Jew spew media and disinformation agents that have infiltrated this "truth movement" are still at it trying to sell that operation as the real thing.... For this article, I want to present a few very interesting videos that have come my way over the last while that expose the truth about Sandy Hook and especially the facts that the crimina... more »

THE EMPATHY FILES: Helping us care!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014Part 1—Kristof’s latest story:* Ma Joad, Tom Joad and Preacher Casey? These were *fictional* characters. The events of their lives were described in The Grapes of Wrath, a prize-winning book which everyone knew was a novel. Those events were meant to capture the experiences of a great many people. But no one thought the Joads’ experiences had happened to actual people bearing those names out in the actual world. No one tried to find Rose of Sharon so they could help her with her baby. No one tried to find Tom Joad to give him a place to hide. You can le... more »

Sydney Hostage Situation Comes to a Theatric End

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
https://cut2thetruth.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/australia-terror-sydney-hostage-situation-comes-to-a-theatric-end/ Australia Terror: Sydney Hostage Situation Comes to a Theatric End December 15, 2014 · by cut2thetruth · in alternative media, alternative news, america, american news, australia, canada, canadian news, conspiracy, corporate media, current events, educational, new world order, news, world news · Leave a comment [image: australian false flag sheikh haron man hoax lindt chocolate cafe] According to Sydney’s New South Wales Police Force’s Twitter account: The “Sydney siege is ... more »

Chevron Pulls Out Of $10 Bln Ukraine Shale Gas Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
From left, Chevron's General Manager for Europe Derek Magness, then-Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky and Viktor Ponomarenko, Chairman of the National Joint Stock Company "Nadra Of Ukraine" sign documents as Geoffrey Pyatt, US ambassador to Ukraine, and then-President Viktor Yanukovych (C) attend during a ceremony in Kyiv on Nov. 5 2013. Ukraine and US energy giant Chevron signed a $10-billion shale gas deal with much fanfare, but now the energy giant is cancelling the agreement, citing Ukraine's failure to make necessary tax changes. Chevron say... more »

Poll: Ukraine Support For The Russian Government Is At An All Time Low

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Ukrainian Approval of Russia's Leadership Dives Almost 90% -- Gallop* WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Any kinship Ukrainians used to feel with Moscow's leadership is gone after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region in March. Just 5% of Ukrainians interviewed this fall say they approve of Russia's leadership, down almost 90% from the approval rating of 43% the year before. Gallup's interviews in Ukraine this year took place in September and October following a ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists in the country's East. Gallup's polls in 2014 exclude... more »

One People's Round Table Radio Show LIVE

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
Please join us tonight LIVE, as Lisa, Brian and I re-launch The One People's Round Table Discussions Radio show. I don't know if we'll be doing a full video show tonight yet, but the audio of the show will be going out LIVE at 9pm Morocco time, 4pm EST. There has been so much going on in the past 2 weeks alone.... so much to discuss!!! http://the-one-network.org/ai1ec_event/one-people-round-table/?instance_id=110 One People Round Table 08 December 2014 When: December 16, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am One People ONE TV [image: http://the-one-network.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/... more »

United Nations Calls for an End to Industrialized Farming

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
I am astonished to see the UN pile onto this issue so soon. Yes the science has come on side as recently as a couple of years ago. And yes, any economic analysis discovers that powering up the individual makes natural agriculture highly productive and profitable. It really works and is now the true way of the future. The good news is that the bottom third of economic humanity has access now to agricultural knowhow through his cell phone. Thus everyone is learning how to improve his production for modest capital investment. This all means that the agricultural revolution into... more »

Zapatistas Moises: De Ayotzinapa, del Festival y de la histeria como método de análisis y guía para la acción

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
De Ayotzinapa, del Festival y de la histeria como método de análisis y guía para la acción. Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés EJÉRCITO ZAPATISTA DE LIBERACIÓN NACIONAL. MÉXICO. Diciembre del 2014. A l@s compas de la Sexta nacional e internacional: Al Congreso Nacional Indígena: A los familiares y compañeros de los asesinados y desaparecidos de Ayotzinapa: Hermanas y hermanos:

Zapatistas Festival of Resistance as Genocide of Indigenous Peoples Continues

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Zapatistas in Sonora, Mexico, with O'odhamPhoto by Brenda Norrell By Brenda Norrell Censored News The Eve Auction in Paris continued its cultural genocide with an auction of ceremonial items of Hopi, Pueblo, Navajo, Lakota and other Native Americans today. The auction in Paris follows the theft of sacred Apache land for copper mining in the US Congress, led by Arizona Sen. John

Russian Prime Minister: Moscow 'Will No Longer Support The Ukraine Economy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a televised interview with Russian media in Moscow, December 10, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Pool *Moscow Shifts to Tougher Economic Relationship With Ukraine: PM -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Moving closer to the European Union offers no panacea for Ukraine's financial problems and will mean big losses in economic ties with Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an article published on Monday. He said Moscow had for many years provided generous terms in deals with Kiev which had helped build up U... more »

A Bleak Christmas For Millions In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A refugee sits in a shelter in the north part of Donetsk, near the airport Nov. 20, 2014. *Hardships Grow for Millions in Eastern Ukraine, U.N. Report Says -- New York Times* GENEVA — Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian armed groups is claiming an average of 13 lives a day, and after nine months of conflict, the approach of winter has created life-threatening conditions for many civilians in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations reported on Monday. The fighting has killed 1,357 people since a Sept. 5 peace accord reached by all parties to the conflict, the United Nati... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

"On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse"* by Paul Craig Roberts "On occasion a reader will ask if I can give readers some good news. The answer is: not unless I lie to you like “your” government and the mainstream media do. If you want faked “good news,” you need to retreat into The Matrix. In exchange for less stress and worry, you will be led unknowingly into financial ruin and nuclear armageddon. If you want to be forewarned, and possibly prepared, for what “your” government is bringing you, and have some small chance of redirecting the course of events, read and support thi... more »

United Nations: Ukraine Conflict Has Claimed Over 4,700 Lives

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A pro-Russian-separatist patrols the street in front of Russian humanitarian trucks in Makiivka (Makeyevka) in Donetsk region, December 12, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov *Around 1,300 Killed In Ukraine Since Ceasefire: U.N. -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Around 1,300 people have been killed in Ukraine's separatist conflict since a September ceasefire, according to a U.N. report that said many living in the country's rebel-held east were struggling to survive. As of Dec. 12, 4,707 combatants and civilians had been killed since pro-Russian rebels seized eastern regions near the borde... more »

The Economy: “Psst: How Much Systemic Debt Is In Oil?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Psst: How Much Systemic Debt Is In Oil?”* by Karl Denninger “Note that I have seen numbers as high as $3 trillion- but even the lamestream media claims hundreds of billions, which strongly implies that most if not all of this debt was issued and predicated on $100ish oil. How much leverage is behind that $3 trillion. What you're seeing right now is an effective global margin call on all the debt taken on in the last few years. Next, the global economy is slowing down. This is reflected in decreased demand forecasts for oil. Oil price declines should lead to increased demand, rig... more »

The Economy: “A Crash Course in Money (Part III)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“A Crash Course in Money (Part III)”* by Bill Bonner “The Dow lost 315 points on Friday – a nearly 2% plunge. It is bound to happen sooner or later: US stocks will enter a bear market. Nothing can stop it. Nature and the gods command it. The Dow will fall as much as 1,000 points in a day. Then we'll see if our analysis is correct... We believe the Fed will be unwilling to stand back and let markets be markets. We believe it will step in with more stimulus... and probably bring on the wildest, craziest stock market extravaganza we've ever seen. Whether that happens sooner or later... more »

New Research On Rate Of West Antarctic Ice Collapse

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* We learned recently that the West Antarctic ice sheet is collapsing irreversibly. The Guardian in May: The collapse of the Western Antarctica ice sheet is already under way and is unstoppable, two separate teams of scientists said on Monday. The glaciers’ retreat is being driven by climate change and is already causing sea-level rise at a much faster rate than scientists had anticipated. "Irreversible ice sheet collapse" is cause for much concern. Thanks to the always valuable Greg Laden, we find this handy USGS table of how much water is stored as ice around ... more »

Sydney cafe hostage: They called the army?

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 11 hours ago
One gunman holding hostages in cafe. This is the exactly the sort of civilian problem that police tactical unites train for the world over and partly what's behind the rise of the warrior cop. In Australia, however, early reports indicate the cafe hostage situation was resolved by an army tactical unit (BBC is reporting RAR, which has a commando battalion but who knows, it could be SASR).  If

Afghanistan war costs exceed $1 trillion

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*...15-year spending matches 30 years of GDP...* After 9/11, the U.S. had a self-evident moral capital to organize a revenge. The terrorist attacks that took place half an hour before my PhD defense were brutal, shocking, saddening, and spectacular. *This picture of Kabul makes the place look richer than it is.* The immediate damages to the infrastructure exceeded $10 billion but just by a little. On the other hand, the war in Afghanistan that was justified by the attacks has already surpassed $1 trillion (ten to the twelfth power), see CNBC, which beats the immediate damages cau... more »

Ed Milliband repeats himself, over and over again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jlTggc0uBA8 An oldie but a goodie. If this had been a Conservative leader the BBC would show parts of this again and again, as they still do occasionally with John Redwood. But as it's the Labour leader, shhhhhh

Stephen Harper`s Walk In the Snow, No, Stephen Harper Being Thrown Face First Into a Snowbank

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
Been saying it for the last 18 months.....Justin Trudeau will be Prime Minister of Canada.. The only question left to be decided is whether it will be a majority Government or minority.. If one believes Forum`s latest poll it would be a majority Government. http://poll.forumresearch.com/post/196/comfortable-liberal-majority-seen-if-election-held-today/ 2 other Federal polls were recently released....A Leger poll and an Ekos poll.. http://www.threehundredeight.com/2014/12/polls-show-liberals-still-leading-but.html In each poll Justin Trudeau leads... Stephen Harper has been at... more »

Australian Sydney Cafe Hostage Crisis Has Ended. Two Are Reported Dead

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BREAKING NEWS: Two Reportedly Dead, 'Including Gunman', As Police Open Fire And Storm Sydney Cafe With Stun Grenades As Hostages Flee In Terror -- Daily Mail* * Police stormed the cafe in central Sydney where a gunman held hostages for more than 16 hours * Police moved in firing automatic weapons and throwing grenades as hostages were seen fleeing in terror from cafe * Live TV footage showed hostages running frantically from the cafe at shortly after 2am in small groups * It came hours after Man Haron Monis was named as the gunman holding people hostage in a Sydney café * Iranian... more »

The HipHopIsRead Document

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*From Daisy-age...* *...Via Thug Life...* *...to this. * *This took less than 7 Years.* *How?* TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 *"The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation"* Hello, After more than 20 years, I've finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I've simply decided... more »

The Bipartisan War on Workers

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
There was a brutal double-whammy of an assault on American labor last week. And what with the torture report and Wall Street once again putting taxpayers on the hook for its greedy bets, hardly anyone noticed. Whammy Number One: a bill allowing multi-employer pension funds to unilaterally cut the benefits of 1.5 million retirees was sneakily tucked into the Cromnibus Bill. This legislation, co-sponsored by a "liberal" Democrat and a Republican, paves the way for the immediate evisceration, at employer will, of the benefits of 1.5 million current retirees and tens of millions of futu... more »

Book TV: Ted Rall, "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honor...

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 12 hours ago
Book TV: Ted Rall, "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honor... ZZZZZzzzzzz.....

World News Briefs -- December 15, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Police Storm Cafe to End Sydney Hostage Siege -- New York Times* SYDNEY, Australia — Heavily armed police officers ended a hostage siege in Sydney early Tuesday, storming a downtown cafe where an armed man said to be a self-proclaimed sheikh had held employees and customers for more than 16 hours. Live television images of the scene showed intense flashes of gunfire and the explosive sound of loud ammunition rounds. Police officers raced into the building with weapons drawn, followed by medics with stretchers. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Jihadis capture army base* in northwe... more »

Ohio Charter Schools Go from Worse to Worser Since 2009

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
A new CREDO study of Ohio charters just came out. Study available here in pdf. Chart below is from page 18. Here is a quote from policy analyst, Stephen Dyer, who has commentary on the CREDO study, with some good links there: . . .at Know Your Charter, we found that less than 10% of Ohio's charter school kids are in schools that score above the state average on the Performance Index Score or have an A or B in overall value added.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 15, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ex-CIA Officer: Lone Wolf Attacks Coming To US Within 'Next Year' -- The Hill* The United States should be prepared for a “lone wolf” terrorist attack within the next year, a former top Central Intelligence Agency official warned Monday. “What concerns me the most is that we’re going to see this kind of terrorism around the world, and we are going to see it here ... we’re going to see this kind of attack here,” former CIA deputy director Michael Morell said on “CBS This Morning.” *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 15, 2014* Cost of Afghanistan ... more »

Wolfgang Pauli: an anniversary

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Wolfgang Pauli was born in Vienna, here in Austria-Hungary, in 1900, and he died on December 15th, 1958, in Zurich. His 1945 Nobel prize was given for the exclusion principle but he has contributed many other things and he had the potential to discover all of quantum mechanics by himself, his friends Bohr and Heisenberg would agree. His father was a chemist. Pauli's middle name was Ernst because his Godfather was philosopher Ernst Mach. Not a bad beginning. His paternal grandparents were prominent Jews in Prague. Pauli's father abandoned the Jewish baggage and became a Roman Cath... more »

Who Created Cartoon Character "Man Haron Monis" Behind "Sydney Siege" Circus?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
Previously an outspoken critic of Iranian government, was interviewed by Australian media in 2001, loved Western society... *December 15, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) As predicted, the suspect amid the "Sydney Siege," has long been on the radar of Australian law enforcement, as well as a frequent visitor to Australia's court system. Before that, however, he came to Australia as a political refugee, an opponent of what he called the "Iranian regime," and was even interviewed by Australia's ABC network in 2001 as part of an ongoing anti-Iranian propaganda campaign. It has been re... more »

Police Have Stormed The Cafe In Sydney, Australia (Live Coverage)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
RT has a live feed. *It is here.*

DARPA Is Developing A Self Guiding .50 Caliber Bullet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*DOD Wants Bullet That Can Change Direction After Being Fired -- Stars and Stripes* *New .50-caliber bullets that can change direction after they have been fired could make soon make U.S. military snipers more deadly.* The EXACTO program — or Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance — is being developed by California’s Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC at the behest of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, according to a DARPA video posted on Youtube. “The objective of the EXACTO program is to revolutionize rifle accuracy and range by developing the first ever guided small-cali... more »

Iraq Premier Abadi Attempts To Tackle Judicial Reform

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
At the beginning of December 2014 Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced that he would be tackling judicial reform. Specifically he wanted to clean up the process of how people were arrested, processed, held, and taken to trial. Iraq has never been known for its justice system, and post-03 various human rights groups and governments have all said that the country lacks due process and its jails and prisons are overcrowded and full of abuse. Premier Abadi appears to be serious about tackling with some of these institutional problems within the country. Dealing with arrests an... more »

Here We Go With More ISIS Bullshit.... Fraud "Terrorist" Attack In Australia Conducted By America's Terrorist Mercenaries!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
By this time I had hoped that everyone would have gotten the hint and realized that this "ISIS" group is a complete fraud and totally bullshit... It is nothing more than the re-branding of the former "Al Qaeda" laughable terrorist group that was formed and has been operated by both the American CIA and Israeli Mossad for the last decade at least.....This fraud "ISIS" group was created as a propaganda stunt to try to scare the world's people into supporting more wars and invasions of innocent nations in the Middle East that will only be of benefit to the criminal and psychotic state o... more »

7 GMO Myths Debunked

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Video* - In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth debunks 7 claims made by the food authorities... The post 7 GMO Myths Debunked appeared first on Waking Times.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Lewis: After scary on-air mini-stroke, WWL Radio’s Deke Bellavia thrilled to be back ~New Orleans Advocate *

The First People

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Zakaria Bziker* - These mysterious first people are remembered by ancients as ‘gods’; the people that first engineered societies leaving baffling traces on earth... The post The First People appeared first on Waking Times.

Business opportunity: Jihadi chocolate shops!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
Since I founded Torture Renditions Ltd. on Saturday, people have been lining up outside my door asking for more business ideas. So how about…jihadi chocolate shops? This concept is tailor-made for maximum publicity. All you have to do is hang a black jihadi flag over a chocolate shop, take a couple of hostages, and SHAZZAM! The whole world knows about you. Looks like Lindt was absorbed in a "hostile takeover"The black flags with white writing are perfect for dark-chocolate-based confectionary delicacies. Every time I see one of those flags I think of ultra-dark 90%-cocoa chocolate.... more »

Guardians of the Galaxy Party

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OwnTheGalaxy #CollectiveBias We get really into super hero movies in our house. We love to dress up and hold fun DVD release parties, Guardians of the Galaxy was no exception. With the movie coming to DVD and Blu-ray, we wanted to throw a party to watch the movie and enjoy some great food. The day the movie came out, we headed to Walmart to pick up the Blu-ray combo pack and to find Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise to be the centerpiece for the snack table at the party. I was... more »

OPEC Facing $40 For A Barrel Of Oil?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A customer uses a petrol nozzle to fill up his tank in a gas station at a supermarket in Truchtersheim near Strasbourg August 26, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Vincent Kessler *U.A.E. Sees OPEC Output Unchanged Even If Oil Drops To $40 -- Bloomberg* OPEC will stand by its decision not to cut output even if oil prices fall as low as $40 a barrel and will wait at least three months before considering an emergency meeting, the United Arab Emirates’ energy minister said. OPEC won’t immediately change its Nov. 27 decision to keep the group’s collective output target unchanged at 30 million bar... more »

Black Power - JFK and the Liberation of Africa

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
Pandora's Box - 05 - Black Power from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"Mr. President, the most powerful single force in the world today is neither communism nor capitalism, neither the H-bomb nor the guided missile it is man's eternal desire to be free and independent. The great enemy of that tremendous force of freedom is called, for want of a more precise term, imperialism - and today that means Soviet imperialism and, whether we like it or not, and though they are not to be equated, Western imperialism. * * Thus the single most important test of American foreign policy today is how we me... more »

A Conundrum Many Corporate Democrats Have Solved: How To Appear Progressive While Backing The Banksters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Senate votes are a tricky thing. They don't always mean what they look like they mean-- and, at times, they are meant to be deceptive for the casual viewer. The final vote on the CRomnibus-- which funds the government and regulates derivatives trading for the Wall Street banks and allows millionaires to take further control of the political parties (and, among other things, further reduces Pell Grants)-- shows it was agreed to 56-40. Democratic senators who wanted to both please their Wall Street financiers and to still appear to be taking the side of their own constituents were ... more »

How is Your Personality Is Linked To Your Health?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*April McCarthy* - Researchers have found new evidence that explains how some aspects of our personality may affect our health and wellbeing... The post How is Your Personality Is Linked To Your Health? appeared first on Waking Times.

Sidney Crosby & Numerous NHL players have the mumps- Vaccine connected ?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*This post is not about the NHL. Or Hockey. I can't decide if it's about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of vaccines? All depending on what the desired outcome really is? * Sidney Crosby *Keep in Mind!: * *These guys are vaccinated as much as possible. And then some- These guys are money making machines gliding along on skates. No money grubbin’ owner or league, depending on the star power of some players, would take a chance on lettin’ their wealth generators sit out.* *CBC news * *Sidney Crosby, was according to his doctor “well protected against this disease". Which means ... more »

Stephen Harper's Word

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca Newfoundland Premier Paul Davis was not happy after his meeting last week with Stephen Harper. "It really solidifies that you can’t trust the federal government, you can’t trust Stephen Harper’s government," he said. "We bargained in good faith. We believed that we had an agreement in place, that we had a deal set." Davis sounded eerily like another premier from Newfoundland, Danny Williams. Michael Harris writes: Former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Danny Williams, once believed he had a deal tha... more »

Why You Should Never Kill A Slow Roach

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 15 hours ago
* by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy* I wanted to post a status that says: "Never kill a slow roach, you just improve the breed!" But --I can't find the origin of it. All my google searches take me to my own blog : ). So --if Google says I said it, then I risk their ire if I should deny it. Google has spoken!! I cannot believe that at a time when the right wing and many throughout the ranks of the GOP have most vociferously attacked 'Darwinism' no one but me would have summoned up the wisdom of cowboys with respect to the propagation of cockroaches in order to refute them. Cock... more »

America's Terrorist Mercenaries Wreck Havoc in Sydney

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*Image: Serving no purpose besides giving the West increased justification forexecuting total war against Syria and then Iran as it has desperately sought foryears, the latest "terror attack" in Australia unfolds amid a community withinfiltrated mosques filled with eager supporters of America's proxy war onDamascus. **December 15, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Reports indicate that a gunman dressed in Al Qaeda or "Islamic State" (ISIS) attire has taken hostages in a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney. Demands made by the gunman include being allowed to contact Australian Prim... more »

Harvard Professor's Jihad Against Chinese Restaurant Over $4 Backfires

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 16 hours ago
One reason why America is going to hell in a bucket is that the political establishment is jam-packed with Ivy League snobs who look down on ordinary citizens. The two centers of power in the USA, Wall Street and Washington D.C. are filled with graduates of elitist asshole factories like Harvard, Princeton and Yale who revel in their superiority. Big egos with pedigrees always know better than the unwashed rabble and *never* refrain from shouting it from the mountaintops and even worse – implementing policy. Such people are responsible for the squandering of America’s credibility,... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The Lima junket: Do as I say, not as I do* John Kerry, the US Secretary of State delivered an impassioned plea to the summit on Thursday. “It was in Rio, as far back as 1992, when I heard the secretary-general declare, 'Every bit of evidence I’ve seen persuades me that we are on a course leading to tragedy,’ he said. 'This is 2014, 22 years later, and we’re still on a course leading to tragedy’.” Ironically, the conference has remained overtly reliant on fossil fuels, in the form of diesel generators. The talks are taking place in a vast temporary village constructed on the site ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Parents Fight Back Against Teachers Union Suing Nation’s Largest School Choice Program* Teachers’ unions in Florida continue to threaten the educational opportunity of thousands of the state’s most vulnerable children. But there is some good news: Last week, Leon County Circuit Court Judge George S. Reynolds III granted parents of these children the right to intervene on behalf of their children’s scholarships, which are awarded through the corporate tuition tax credit scholarship program. “All three [of my] children are excelling academically and socially in their respective sc... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
http://www.babesagainstbiotech.org/ ALOHA FROM HAWAI'I, GMO GROUND ZERO We started Babes Against Biotech in response to the blatant financial ties between elected officials and the agrochemical biotech companies poisoning the Hawaiian islands. Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Syngenta and DuPont/Pioneer use Hawai’i as an open air laboratory to test genetically engineered crop seeds for export. In developing pesticide resistant Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs,) these multi-national companies create zero local food sending profits off island, while exposing our communities to obscene a... more »

LHC to restart in March 2015: \(13\TeV\)

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Now it's the last month of 2014. So far the last proton-proton collisions – at \(8\TeV\) – occurred in late 2012. The gadget went to Two Years' Vacation and as you have known since your school days, vacations are over very quickly. It takes about two years for Two Years' Vacation to be over. *Iveta Bartošová, Two Years' Vacations (1988). Lyrics: "You [the beam] used to say: I will be back right away. It's just two years' vacation, nothing more." Well, OK, it was originally two years of military service but I found the pop song relevant, anyway.* The collider is designed for the ce... more »

ThalesRaytheonSystems’ Ground Master radars will boost France’s airspace surveillance capability

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Ground Master 400 radar]ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a contract by the DGA, the French defense procurement agency, to supply the French armed forces with 12 fixed Ground Master 400 radars and 4 mobile tactical Ground Master 200 radars. In addition to delivery and through-life support of the radars, the contract awarded on 8 December includes installation and civil engineering work for the 12 Ground Master 400 radars. This contract is part of the SCCOA* air command and control program for which ThalesRaytheonSystems is the main supplier. France has already acquire... more »

Torture vs. Drone Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
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Eric Chu in the limelight

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*From the most recent TISR poll, the old Global Views survey. Note that satisfaction with Ma is just 12.7%, dissatisfaction at 78%. The DPP approval rating is 43.7% to the KMT's 21.4%* Some good commentary out there on Eric Chu, who is set to become the new KMT chairman next month since no one is running against him. One thing that has really excited everyone watching is Chu's call for constitutional reform and his support of a national meeting on the matter. Of the two great pieces out today, first read Ben on the Constitutional Reform issue, arguing that the key issue is the Bird... more »

The Afghan War Has Already Cost The U.S. $1 Trillion, And It Will Cost A Few Hundred Billion More After It Officially Ends

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
U.S. Marines prepare to return fire during a security patrol in Nawa district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2009. The Marines, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are deployed with Regimental Combat Team 3 to conduct counterinsurgency operations with Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Artur Shvartsberg *$1tn Cost Of Longest US War Hastens Retreat From Military Intervention -- Financial Times* The Afghanistan war, the longest overseas conflict in American history, has cost the US taxpayer nearly $1tn and wil... more »

Chinese army helicopter shot down drone that sparked security alert over Beijing

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: WZ-10 helicopter]A Chinese military helicopter shot down a drone that sparked a major security alert and delayed commercial flights over Beijing after flying in restricted airspace, Chinese media has reported. The emergency caused by the unmanned 2.3-metre long drone last December 29 led rapid-response forces and military aircraft from 10 different People’s Liberation Army regiments and surface-to-air missiles to go into battle mode, The People’s Liberation Army Daily reported. Three people who flew the drone went on trial in Pinggu, in the far east of Beijing Municipality, ... more »

Japan looks to obtain AIM-120C7 air-to-air missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AIM-120 AMRAAM]The US Defense Security Cooperation agency has notified congress about a possible sale of 17 Raytheon AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles to Japan. The deal, which will be conducted under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) mechanism, is valued at $33 million, says the DSCA. In addition to the 17 missiles, the package includes two captive air training missiles, test and support equipment, spare parts, documentation, and other elements. Read more

UK Warship Fires Supersonic Surface To Air Missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
The United Kingdom's Royal Navy warship HMS Richmond displayed its military prowess as it pulverised targets during test fires of two Seawolf missiles. The live firing exercise was conducted on Dec 12 off the South coast. HMS Richmond is UK's Type 23 frigate with the Seawolf Missile System giving the warship its anti-air warfare capability. The warship is an agile, adaptable, multi-purpose frigate that may be deployed at short notice in a wide variety of scenarios, Weapon Engineer Officer Lieutenant Commander Jim Sampson said in a statement. To put Seawolf missiles power in perspec... more »

Turkey aspires to produce local fighter jet by 2023

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Turkey's future fighter jet]Turkey wants to locally produce a fighter jet by 2023 to fulfill its objective of meeting all defense equipments domestically, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said Sunday. Yilmaz said in an interview that Turkey produced warships, advanced gunship attack helicopters, training aircraft and high precision cruise missiles completely or largely by its own domestic means. He said that currently, 55 percent of Turkish Armed Forces’ needs were met domestically and plans were being made to increase this to a near hundred percent by 2023, the year the countr... more »

The fifth multipurpose frigate launched - the "Alpino"

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Today Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrated the launch of the frigate “Alpino”, the fifth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates, ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation. Godmother to the ship was Ms. Maria Rosa Solimano, cousin of Francesco Solimano awarded with the Gold Medal of Military Valor. Present at the ceremony were, among others, Claudio Burlando, Governor of Liguria, Senator Nicola Latorre, Chairman of the 4^ Senate's Defence Committee, Admiral Luigi Binelli Mantelli, Ital... more »

Australia Fires Mk 46 MOD 5 Torpedo Warshots With Unmanned Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo']Australia's 816 Squadron demonstrated their core war capabilities as they test fire two Mk 46 MOD 5 torpedo warshots and 50 calibre machine gun aboard the Seahawk Romeo helicopter. The test fire was conducted with the Navy Unmanned Aerial System Development Unit or NUASDU Scan Eagle Unmanned Aircraft. The test firing was conducted in support of the development of a new anti-submarine warfare tactics for Australia. Read more

AU’s Guided Missile Submarine Receives Upgrade From Thales Group

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Collins class SSK]Australian Navy's guided missile submarine, the Collins Class submarine, received significant upgrade from the Thales Group. Thales Australia enhanced its Platform Training Simulator or PTS -- an upgrade similar to the enhancement done by the Thales Group for the United Kingdom's Vanguard class and Norway's Ula submarine simulators. The upgrade to the Collins Class submarine included enhancements to the computing and input/Output system, instructor facilities, Integrated Ship Control management and Monitoring System or ISCMMS and audio systems. Read more

This Year's Super Bowl May Be Cancelled ?!?!?!?!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*The Unexpected Threat To Super Bowl XLIX -- Bloomberg Businessweek* If you’ve already bought tickets for Super Bowl XLIX or are looking forward to watching it with your friends and family, you may be surprised to learn that there is a chance it might not be played. Congress first needs to make a decision on renewing a piece of legislation that you possibly never have heard of: TRIA—the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. TRIA was signed into law in 2002 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, establishing a risk-sharing partnership between the federal government and the insuranc... more »

Pineal Gland Activation and Integrating With our Normal Vision

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Pineal Gland Activation! Man Opens 3rd Eye With A Magnet | In5D.com] I have two items here on activation that are self explanatory. However the reason for this now is to disclose my present understanding. We have successfully identified 'Dark Matter' which is also the substance of consciousness and of the 'Spirit World' as well. We set up a ten inch ribbon inside a thousand watt bulb and this showed us a coherent light that was deep blue. At the same time an invisible large 'body' twenty feet across was produced which could be felt when one passed through it. We can... more »

The Truth About Alkalizing Your Blood

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This serves to pin down the science much better than has been available in the literature. The blood will work to maintain the correct levels but the wrong inputs will stress this balancing act severely. That was not clear enough and it worried me as well. The take home is still to use the soda maple syrup mix if you are fighting cancer in order to counter the rapid take down of sugars and poison the cancer dells. Otherwise do eat your veggies and we already know all that. The disturbance caused by cancer drives blood acidity and must be countered in order to control th... more »

New Analysis of Antikythera Mechanism Reveals Babylonian Math and date of 205BC

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is always welcome to see another date locked down because it helps correct Carbon 14 Dating. Usually we are relying on tree rings. The level of metal working skill is impressive and predates modern capability in the seventeenth century by around eighteen hundred years. Yet that is also an indicator of need and demand. I have no reason to think that the skills ever went away even as mere jewelers. This is all about simple metal cutting and shaping with fine filing which are all Bronze Age skills. The challenge is in the calculations and those go back into the deep bronze a... more »

Bruce Grobbelaar misses the better joke!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/30207831 the ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar as saying about the dropped Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet: 'He doesn't command his area," the 57-year-old Grobbelaar told BBC World Service Sport."I've likened Mignolet to worse than Dracula because at least Dracula comes out of his coffin now and then. He seems to stay on his line and that's it. That whole area, not just the six-yard area, is the goalkeeper's.' Surely the Dracular reference relates to someone's inability to deal with crosses...

Tony Abbott to surface with plan for submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]Tony Abbott is expected to announce within days the start of the process for selecting the navy’s new submarines from a range of international options and for building and maintaining them. The Australian has been told the Prime Minister’s announcement is likely to include the creation of a new defence industry entity to work with an experienced international submarine designer and builder. The expected re-election of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government with a substantial ­majority will remove a significant hurdle to Japan providing new submarines for Aust... more »

A Look At How Russian President Putin Crushed The Oligarchs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Photo:* Russian President Putin. Forbes *The Myth of the Russian Oligarchs -- Masha Gessen, New York Times* Moscow’s most popular joke today is unfunny: “Next year Putin, the ruble, and a barrel of oil will converge at just over 63.” Allow me to translate: The ruble will soon be trading at 63 to the dollar, or nearly double what the dollar was worth in Russia a year ago (meaning most Russians will be roughly 50 percent poorer); a barrel of oil will fall to $63 a barrel, roughly 2005-level prices, devastating the Russian economy; and President Vladimir Putin will turn 63. All three... more »

14 nombres con "C" en postales navideñas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 22 hours ago

A Look At The Relationship Between President Obama And CIA Director Brennan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Obama with John O. Brennan in 2012. At the White House, Mr. Brennan managed the “kill lists” for drone strikes. Credit Pete Souza/The White House *Brennan Draws On Bond With Obama In Backing C.I.A. -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — Just hours before he publicly responded last week to the Senate Intelligence Committee report accusing the Central Intelligence Agency of torture and deceit, John O. Brennan, the C.I.A.’s director, stopped by the White House to meet with President Obama. Ostensibly, he was there for an intelligence briefing. But the messages delivered later that... more »

"Solar System Scope"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Solar System Scope"* An astronomy site that you will enjoy very much, solar system and night sky. - http://www.solarsystemscope.com/scope.swf

Hostage Crisis Unfolding In Sydney, Australia. Islamist Flag Unfurled By Hostages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Hostages Held In Sydney Cafe, Forced To Hold Islamic Flag In Window -- Reuters* (Reuters) - An armed assailant was holding an unknown number of hostages in a central Sydney cafe on Monday, shutting down Australia's largest city and raising fears it could be an attack by Islamist militant sympathizers. Six hours after the mid-morning siege began, television showed three hostages running out of the Lindt chocolate cafe and sheltering behind a heavily armed, black-clad SWAT team. Police said it was not known exactly how many more hostages remained in the cafe but it was not as hig... more »

wind fire

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Edward Steichen

Why Did Club For Growth Fire Chris Chocola?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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. Their candidates lost. And on top of the top ... more »

The Next President of the United States

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Runs less than 10 minutes--watch it:

Bruno Ghibaudi

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 became a vassal state to the US, so much of what is happening politically in the United States also applies to us. The above quote could just as easily apply to Canada. I want to continue my three part (or maybe fou... more »

Thoughts, Not Environmental Conditions, Cause Criminal Behaviour

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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