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Thomas Paine

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

Friday, December 19, 2014

19 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

10:49pm MST

"What Lies Beyond the Edge of the Universe?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
* "What Lies Beyond the Edge of the Universe?”* by Andrew Moseman “The visible edge of the universe is, by definition, the most distant thing that we can see. That does not mean it is the most distant thing we can feel, however. According to astrophysicist Alexander Kashlinsky of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, something from way beyond the edge seems to be pulling powerfully on galaxies in our universe, yanking them along in a motion he calls “dark flow.” Kashlinsky and his team noticed this phenomenon while studying the cosmic microwave background, radiation left over from ju... more »

Putin: Russia's Military Doctrine Remains Defensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 minutes ago
© Sputnik/ Alexei Druzhinin *Putin: Russia's Military Doctrine Remains Defensive Despite NATO Buildup -- Sputnik* Russian President Putin said at a meeting with the top military brass in Moscow that Russia's military doctrine, which has an absolutely defensive nature, remains unchanged. MOSCOW, December 19 (Sputnik) — The Russian military doctrine will remain defensive despite NATO military buildup in eastern Europe, but Russia will make consistent and determined efforts to safeguard its security, President Vladimir Putin said Friday. "Our military doctrine, which has an absolute... more »

Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Hamas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 minutes ago
Israeli security forces stand next to the remains of a rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Friday, on the Israeli side of the border December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ilan Assayag *Israel Bombs Gaza Militant Base After Rocket Hits Southern Israel -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. The bombs struck in the Khan Younis area in the southern Gaza Strip. Local hospi... more »

Hollywood And Sony Criticized For 'Caving - In' To Cyber Threats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
*George Clooney Criticizes Hollywood in Sony Cyberattack -- Voice of America/Reuters* NEW YORK - Oscar-winner George Clooney slammed Hollywood power players for not supporting Sony Pictures following the cyberattack on the company over the satirical comedy "The Interview" about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony on Wednesday pulled the Christmas Day release of the film depicting a fictional assassination of Kim after major theater chains said they would not show it because of unspecified threats made by the hackers. Clooney, in an interview Friday with online trade publication ... more »

President Obama Responds To Sony Cyber Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
*Obama Mocks Absurd Plot Twist Of Cyber Attack On Sony -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Faced with the most destructive cyber attack of a company on U.S. soil, President Barack Obama resorted to humor to explain an absurd plot that even Hollywood did not see coming. In his rebuke of Sony Pictures' decision to shelve "The Interview," about a fictitious plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Obama said the public did not have to look farther than the film's stoner-comedy stars to gauge its threat. "I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to ha... more »

snippy the horse

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
On Sept. 7, 1967 - Snippy the horse, a 3-year-old Appaloosa, who’s actual name was Lady, failed to show up for her usual morning drink in a pasture on the Harry King ranch 20 miles northeast of Alamosa, at the foot of Mount Blanca. Two days later, Snippy's body was found in the pasture, her death cloaked in mystery. The skin and flesh had been cleanly cut away from the shoulders to the ears. There were no tracks near the body and no blood on the ground, but strange markings were found on the ground around Snippy's body. The horse's owner, Nellie Lewis, said she was positive that e... more »

Noted Tin-Foil Crazy Alex Jones and Infowars steps in it by going after Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 hour ago
*a good man and a good sheriff.* *As I keep saying, do not believe everything you read* InfoWars is bashing the sheriff's department of Spokane County for taking a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) to a charity event where the deputies take children shopping for Christmas. Some unidentified woman films herself badgering some of the deputies about the MRAP until she catches a deputy saying that there a lot of "constitutionalists" in the area, and they are well armed. At first, InfoWars shows only the few seconds where he makes that statement. Is it taken out of context? You ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Starwalkers"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, "Starwalkers" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SovcBYRFIxw

meditate on love

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Ringing sleighbells and roasting chestnuts tell us it's that time of year: Be afraid for the holidays

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*by Ken* It's Friday, and I realize many of you were probably in such a hurry to get wherever you were going for the weekend -- and possibly beyond, with those two skeletal work weeks coming up surrounding the holidays -- that you missed this news. So as a public service, *DWT* wants to be sure you've heard the latest from your State Dept., courtesy of the *Washington Post* "In the Loop" team: *State Department warns travelers about worldwide terror threat* By Colby Itkowitz | December 19 at 5:30 PM It’s the Friday before Christmas, but the State Department is not spreading holi... more »

Edwin Black : The Transfer Agreement

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
Edwin Black : Book Discussion on The Transfer Agreement from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Book Discussion on The Transfer Agreement* Edwin Black talked about his book The Transfer Agreement: The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine (Dialog Press; 25th anniversary ed. August 25, 2009). He pieced together the story of an agreement made between Hitler’s government and a group of Zionist leaders in 1933. The agreement called for the transfer of 55,000 Jews and $100 million to Palestine in exchange for calling off a planned economic boycott of Nazi Germany by ... more »

With Apologies....

Catelli at Not Quite Unhinged - 3 hours ago
Good King Wenceslas went out, for pizza he was craving. Homemade fresh rolled dough deep and crisp and even. Brightly shone the oven light, while the cheese did bubble. Now his hunger it did bite, and his stomach gru-um-bled. O'er the menu he did pore Meat and cheese and mushrooms Marked his choices one by one All his favourites lusting Now his order's all but done Gives to cashier waiting

Luxembourg charges a tax dodge accountant!.. but not for dodging any taxes

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
KJ learns how the world really works from Fee and Chris... SOURCE GUARDIAN: Luxembourg tax dodge whistleblower charged with theft, says he acted out of conviction 28-year-old Antoine Deltour has been charged in Luxembourg with a string of criminal offences including theft, violation of professional secrecy, violation of trade secrets and illegally accessing a database. Deltour joined

So much for substantial compliance

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Canadian courts usually now waive technicalities and focus on substantive rights. But not always. In High Tower Homes Corporation v. Stevens, 2014 ONCA 911 the Court insisted that a failure to make waiver precisely as set out in a contract, despite dealings between counsel being accepted to that point, made the waiver void. So what to do? Try to follow terms precisely but recognize sometimes the Court will insist on precise compliance and sometimes not: [43] In *Technicore Underground Inc. v. Toronto (City)*, 2012 ONCA 597, 354 D.L.R. (4th) 516, at para. 63, Gillese J.A., w... more »

Churchill : Opertation Unthinkable and the Masonic Partitions of Europe and India

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*Allied army positions in central Europe on 10 May 1945. * *The Soviet numerical superiority in relation to the Western Allies was roughly 4:1 in men and 2:1 in tanks at the end of hostilities in Europe.* *"The overall political object is to impose upon Russia the will of the United States and British Empire.* *Even thought "the will" of these two countries may be defined as no more than a square deal for Poland, that does not necessarily limit the military commitment. a quick success might induce the Russians to submit to our will at least for the time being; but it might not. * ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Shiny NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, and also one of the dustiest. Some call it the Silver Dollar Galaxy for its appearance in small telescopes, or just the Sculptor Galaxy for its location within the boundaries of the southern constellation Sculptor. First swept up in 1783 by mathematician and astronomer Caroline Herschel, the dusty island universe lies a mere 10 million light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* About 70 thousand light-years across, NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest to our own Local Group ... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Eternal Silence of Infinite Spaces...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Eternal Silence of Infinite Spaces...”* by Chet Raymo “The little book, British psychologist Nicholas Humphrey's “Leaps of Faith,” published in 1995, may have been the first (and best?) shot in the current brouhaha of science and faith. I've been reading again my copy, and recognize my debt to his trenchant analysis. I seem to recall quoting him in my own “Skeptics and True Believers” (1998). He poses his theme with this statement: "All great supernatural belief systems- indeed, all philosophical systems, up till now- have catered to two central human needs: the need for a ra... more »

"Tips For Dealing With Sadness and Depression"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Tips For Dealing With Sadness and Depression" by Vijai P. Sharma, Ph.D “Depression with its characteristic sad face, stooped posture, and slow movements is universal; it is found not only in humans in all cultures, but even in animals, notably, monkeys, chimpanzees, and dogs. In the English language, we have even invented a metaphor to describe a sad face, the "hang dog" appearance. Everyone now and then feels sad, unhappy or disappointed because of a thought, memory, behavior or spoken words. But then such feelings are cleared up in just a few hours and we get back to our normal ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror -- David Keyes, Daily Beast* *Americans are giving in to North Korean blackmail—and it will only get worse.* If the noble experiment of American democracy is to mean anything, it is fidelity to the principle of freedom. It is to champion the idea that all men and women are endowed with certain unalienable rights—free to think our thoughts, speak our minds, associate with whom we want and express our feelings without fear that a tyrant will silence us. Slavery is not only the physical restraining of the body. It is also th... more »

Why Doctors Aren't Shocked that Mumps has hit the NHL

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
I was not intending on posting today, being a tad under the weather. However, their are times when information calls out to me.... *"place me at the blog"* it implores ! And so, it must be. Fully realizing that some readers still here, or perhaps no longer here, can't get past their cognitive dissonance when it comes to the fact t*hat they hold a completely unsubstantiated and unrealistic belief in VACCINE.* Their effectiveness. Their safety. The ethics of the pharmaceutical manufacturers. An almost irrational belief that the first priority for big pharma is something other th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Vitrolles, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France Thanks for stopping by.

World News Briefs -- December 19, 2014 (Evenig Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Obama Defends Cuban Opening But Faults Sony Over Movie In Year-End Press Conference -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday rejected critics who say he should not have opened American relations with Cuba because of that nation’s human rights record, saying the historic thaw would give the United States more sway with the Cuban government. “I share the concerns of dissidents there and human rights activists that this is still a regime that represses its people,” Mr. Obama said at a wide-ranging news conference that ended a period of extraordinary domestic and fo... more »

“The Day Einstein Feared Has Arrived”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Day Einstein Feared Has Arrived”* by Administrator "The day Albert Einstein feared may finally have arrived..." *Click image for larger size.* - http://www.theburningplatform.com/

The Monopoly of Hydro Electricity

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Waking Times - *Can you imagine a world where electricity flows in an open and free market? The post The Monopoly of Hydro Electricity appeared first on Waking Times.

"We" Still Torture Some Folks

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 6 hours ago
Uh-oh. Looks like President Obama goofed in the grammatical tense department. Seriously, though, when he signed his executive order banning torture on his first day in office in 2009, he didn't say anything about not outsourcing torture to compliant friends, and allowing CIA and Special Ops forces to still *threaten* to torture and sexually abuse prisoners in black sites abroad. No word whether these still-active "enhanced interrogators" were among the anonymous patriots whose identities were redacted from the Senate torture report, so that they may continue to work and thrive with ... more »

Is This Tesla Energy Generator a True Free Energy Device?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Terence Newton* - The Quantum Energy Generator based on a patent of Nikola Tesla is supposed to be the world's first free energy device, but does it work? The post Is This Tesla Energy Generator a True Free Energy Device? appeared first on Waking Times.

GAO Report: U.S. Not Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist Attack Ar A large-Scale Natural Catastrophe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*GAO Report Finds US Unprepared For Catastrophic Disaster -- FOX News* The federal government is not fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or other sort of large-scale catastrophe and is years away from ensuring the safety of Americans if an event should happen, a Government Accountability Office finds. The report obtained by the Associated Press finds that the Federal Emergency Management Agency did not always keep track of safety efforts, which affected the preparedness of states even after Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeast. "FEMA is not aware of the full ... more »

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 1

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*• Princess Liz Cheney -- 2014's Smoothie of the Year?• "Miss Beck regrets" -- Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 1• And the Crackpot Party reacts to President Obama's SOTU* *The Curious Case of the Princess and the Senator (see No. 1)* *Crackpot Utopia:* *A dream world as envisioned by republicans; a manifestation or expression of the deranged, warped alternate universe inhabited by republicans, at least in their minds. See also: Bachmannism, Boehneresque.* *by Noah* *1. Princess Liz Cheney tries for the Smoothie of the Year Award* Since we're talkin' about crazy crackpot fol... more »

Russia Invites North Korean Leader To Moscow For 'Victory Day Celebration' In May

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to workers during a visit to the Pyongyang Children's Foodstuff Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 16, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA *Russia Invites North Korean Leader To Moscow For May Visit -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two, the Kremlin's spokesman said on Friday. It would be Kim's first foreign visit since ... more »

US tax dollars massacred Pakistani children

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 8 hours ago
Most Americans are decent people. Naturally they are horrified by the massacre of over 100 children at a school in Peshawar. They would be even more horrified if they knew their tax dollars had paid for it. Full story: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/12/19/us-ttp/

Benjamin Fulford: Torture report paves way for arrest of top Nazionists - December 15, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
*Views expressed below are those of Benjamin Fulford - AK* *Torture report paves way for arrest of top Nazionists* *Benjamin Fulford* December 15, 2014 The 500 page report of Bush era torture issued by the US Senate marks a major turning point in US power. While much of what is in the report is old news to most aware humans, the fact that it was issued by the US Senate Intelligence Committee and the fact that it was widely reported on in the corporate propaganda media is very important. For one thing it shows that Nazi faction of the cabal no longer controls the corporate media. I... more »

The Holocaust Uniqueness Doctrine

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
The Open Mind - Lucy Dawidowicz and the Holocaust Uniqueness Doctrine from Spike EP on Vimeo. THE OPEN MIND Host: Richard D. Heffner Guest: Lucy Dawidowicz Title: “The Holocaust and the Historians” VTR: 6/16/82 I’m Richard Heffner, your host on THE OPEN MIND. When I first went to Rutgers University nearly 35 years ago, it was as a young American historian. And in preparing for today’s program, I came across some notes for a talk I gave then, as only a very young academic could or would, on the nature of history, on the confusion between history as the past, and history as onl... more »

Stocking Full of Cynicism: Obama Sticks It to a Handful of Dying Nazis

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 8 hours ago
President Barack Obama, the high priest of pandering was at it again on Thursday to sign a bill stripping a handful of aging Nazis of their Social Security benefits. The bill had originally gotten media play earlier this month when McClatchy reported that the House of Representatives had voted 420-0 to waste millions of taxpayer dollars on getting payback against a pack of fossilized rat bastard war criminals who will all be dead soon anyway. For Obama, who seems to believe that this latest dog and pony show somehow makes him into a darker complected version of Simon Wiesenthal o... more »

Double Flare Solar Burst

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago

Ken Derstine Update on Philadelphia CorpEd Reform

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
No one does it better than Ken: Mark Gleason Turns 'Dump the Losers' Into a Pseudoscience

FBI Confirms That North Korea Is Responsible For Sony Cyber Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*FBI: North Korea Responsible For Sony Hack -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- North Korea is officially responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the FBI announced Friday. An FBI investigation linked the malware, infrastructure and techniques a group of hackers called "Guardians of Peace" used in the Sony attack to previous North Korean cyberattacks. The North Korean-backed hackers broke into Sony's servers, published private emails and information and threatened to attack movie theaters screening "The Interview," a comedy film about an assassination plot on North Korean leader ... more »

Oncology Nurse Quits After 17 Years to Promote Natural Cures for Cancer

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - This cancer nurse had seen enough people lose their fight with cancer after suffering terribly from the effects of conventional treatments... The post Oncology Nurse Quits After 17 Years to Promote Natural Cures for Cancer appeared first on Waking Times.


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 10 hours ago
它的空乘人有一杯熱水和方便麵扔在她的臉上 她的頭推到頭頂的儲物櫃的爭吵爆發

Report: The Islamic State Is Selling Human Organs From Hostages On The Black Market

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
ISIS Trafficking Human Organs From Bodies of Kidnapped Captives: http://t.co/pZ591HBTgB pic.twitter.com/V3RXpZeZnH — The Christian Post (@ChristianPost) December 8, 2014 *Blood Money: How ISIS Is Selling Human Organs Harvested From Living Hostages And Its Own Dead Soldiers To Fund Terror Across The Middle East -- Daily Mail* * IS is hiring foreign doctors to harvest organs in hospitals in Iraq and Syria * Doctor in Mosul says new doctors secretly flooding into his hospital * They extract organs from dead IS militants as well as living captives * Organs then fed into global organ t... more »

Enbridge Spills 56,700 Gallons of OIL, and Attempts To Conceal the Information From the Public?(breaking)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 10 hours ago
*Enbridge Line 4 spills 56,700-gallons of oil, causing closure of pipeline to U.S.* The Vancouver Observer has confirmed that Enbridge has spilled another huge amount of crude oil.. The most disturbing part of this report is....It appears that Enbridge was not going to report this massive oil spill in Saskatchewan as the spill was within the confines of an Enbridge pumping station grounds... Evidence is pointing to an Enbridge employee, a whistleblower who tipped the Vancouver Observer to this oil spilling event..The spill has now been confirmed by Enbridge.. _______________*The d... more »

Friday Pussy - depressed cat version

Demeur at Demeur - 11 hours ago
We wonder why the drug companies sell so many anti-depressants. Look no further than any headline news. Note the words used on a daily basis. A brief list from the BBC latest headlines: blames dies bloodbath dead tough scandal offended failed hampers worried struggle violence fled kills murder mayhem Yes these were actual words taken from today's headline news. The list goes on but you get the idea. It makes one wonder if there are any of life's pleasures left. Maybe a little to eat would life a spirit? Oh think again. Salt fat and sugar content are far too high, didn't you read t... more »

Why Are Voters So Unenthusiastic About Reelecting Run Of The Mill, Garden Variety Democrats?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
You mean Crowley rocking out with Huckabee doesn't get Queens & Bronx voters out to the polls? Turnout for the midterms in California was a dismal 42% this year. Barbara Lee (CA-13- Oakland) didn't have a real race, but her constituents turned out for her in greater numbers than any other congressional candidate in the whole state, more than any other Democrat and more than any Republican. 166,182 went to the polls to voice their gratitude for a congresswoman who stands up for working families. (In 2012 she was reelected with 250,436 votes and Obama won the district with 268,093 in 2... more »

Iraq's Military Is Losing The Battle For Anbar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Inside Iraqi Air Base As Islamic State Closes In -- BBC* Ain al-Asad air base, the largest in Iraq's western province of Anbar, has been encircled by militants from Islamic State (IS). The BBC's Quentin Sommerville, the first Western journalist to make it to the facility since IS launched a nationwide offensive in June, found soldiers on the defensive as the militants close in. At Ain al-Asad, soldiers and their armoured vehicles had departed. The camp was quiet, almost peaceful. But we were in fact in the eye of a storm. On multiple fronts, troops were out fighting - and losing ... more »

Coke, Drugs, Pickup Trucks & War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Despite the torture horrors Americans by half say CIA cruelty is justified How could that be a surprise? We are a war addicted nation our economy runs off blood money the signs are everywhere We are proud to plant flags (made in China) in cemeteries honoring those formerly jobless working class servants who 'sacrificed' their lives on behalf of Mr. Big We uncritically salute the flag Hitler would have been impressed by how our 'blitzkrieg' has seeped deeper into our culture than 'Sieg Heil' did into his We are arrogant we fabricate embellish lie and then deny it all before god and the... more »

Satire: "Rubio Vows to Block Twenty-First Century"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Rubio Vows to Block Twenty-First Century"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "Seizing upon an issue that could become the cornerstone of a possible 2016 Presidential campaign, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Thursday that he would do everything in his power to block the twenty-first century. “A lot of folks in Washington believe that the twenty-first century is a forgone conclusion, and that there’s nothing we can do about it,” Rubio said. “I say, ‘Not on my watch.’ ” Explaining his strategy, Rubio said that he and fellow Republicans were exploring ways to s... more »

Colombia: The UFO Was a Balloon, Says Planetarium

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*Source: La FM, Peru.com and Planeta UFODate: 12.19.2014* *Colombia: The UFO Was a Balloon, Says Planetarium* BOGOTA. Dozens of people looked skyward for several minutes watching an object that flew around erratically in the vicinity of Bogotá, Colombia's Zona Rosa. Those who thought they were seeing an unidentified flying object (UFO), and those who took an endless number of photographs of what they took to be an unusual phenomenon were disappointed after the Bogotá Planetarium reported its findings. Given that the UFO subject became a trending topic on Twitter, the *Planetario... more »

Bill Whittle: Stories Liberals Tell: How Conservatives Can Win Back the Country and Rush on Liberalisim......

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*according to Bill we need to start telling our own stories. * *But first - Rush. * *Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh opened his show by talking about how easy it was to be a liberal. Luckily, I was able to find a transcript on his site so you won't have to be subjected to what would, no doubt, be my tortured paraphrasing.* *I realized that he was describing every single liberal I know.* *From Rush: * Do you remember the name John O'Sullivan? Used to be the editor at National Review in the days shortly after -- well, Mr. Buckley was still alive and running the place. And he also was a... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

“Habitual Anger: Unblocking the Ally”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Habitual Anger: Unblocking the Ally”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Anger can easily become our go-to emotion; to remedy, start noticing when and why you get angry. Sometimes when we feel anger, it is coming from a deep place that demands acknowledgment and expression. At these times, it is important that we find healthy ways to honor our anger, remembering how dangerous it is to repress it. However, anger can also become a habit, our go-to emotion whenever things go wrong. Often this is because, for whatever reason, we feel more comfortable expressing anger than we do other em... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, Friday 12.19.14”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
* “Weekly News Wrap-Up, Friday 12.19.14”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “My top story is the economy, and I think the Fed and Congress just signaled that something is seriously wrong, and it’s going to get worse. First off, the Federal Reserve just came out and said that it was going to be “patient” when normalizing the monetary policy. I know Wall Street is jubilant and the stock market spiked on the news, but I think this is really ominous, and it is nothing to be celebrated. To me, that means don’t expect the Fed to raise interest rates anytime soon because the economy is much... more »

This Is Laughable: US Criminal Government Decides To Rebrand Their CIA/Mossad Operation Known As "ISIS" As "Daesh"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Recently I was sitting in a coffee shop where I go to unwind and mingle with some local people, and I could not help but overhear some people sitting at the table next to me discuss a few "current events"... Of course one of them brought up the fraud CIA/Mossad scam known as "ISIS" and started spewing exactly what the MSM has been brainwashing into people for the last few years now, and that was the BS that this "ISIS" was somehow a "threat" to everyone, and we "must do something to stop them".... I decided not to say a word, knowing that my previous attempts to awaken people came w... more »

Iraqi Kurds Claim To Have Broken The Islamic State Siege Of Mount Sinjar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Iraqi Kurds Say Siege Of Mount Sinjar Broken -- Al Jazeera* Peshmerga forces claim breakthrough against ISIL, reaching mountain where hundreds of Yazidis are trapped. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar Mountains where hundreds of people have been trapped for months by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, a Kurdish official said. "Peshmerga forces have reached Mount Sinjar, the siege on the mountain has been lifted," Masrour Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council, told reporters from an ope... more »

After Tuesday's School Massacre, Pakistan Prepares To Execute The First Of 3,000 Terrorists Convicted Of Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Rescue team members go through debris inside the Army Public School, which was attacked by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, December 17, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Zohra Bensemra *Pakistan’s Gallows Await 3,000 Convicted Terrorists; First Will Hang ‘Within Days’ -- McClatchy News* ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s government fast-tracked warrants of execution for convicted terrorists Thursday, moving swiftly on its promise to crack down on militants after a Taliban massacre of 132 schoolchildren Tuesday in the northern city of Peshawar. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had lifted a six-year moratorium on ... more »

The Easiest Snowflakes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
My daughter loves to make snowflakes and I can't tell you how many times I have looked up online how you are supposed to fold a pieces of paper to make a snowflake. When I discovered this way of making snowflakes I was floored! It is SO easy, all you need is a stack of coffee filters which you can find at the dollar store and some scissors. These are so easy, my 6-year-old can make them all by herself. I have made a simple infographic to help you out! What are some of your favorite traditions to do with your children? [image: post signature]

Sydney Shooting HOAX: Something To Seriously Consider Regarding The Fraud Shooting In Sydney Australia

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I am seriously disgusted these days... In spite of the evidence that clearly shows that the recent "shooting" in Sydney, Australia was indeed a staged event using the usual terrible "crisis actors", we still have the Jew spew media shills and the criminals in our own governments still trying to spoon feed the general public with the notion that it was real.... These same criminals are now doing what has happened after all previous fake shootings, and that is to sell both "gun controls" and the false notion that we must surrender more of our freedoms for the illusion of "security"...... more »

Pakistan Launches Airstrikes Against Taliban Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Pakistan Targets Militants After School Massacre -- Voice of America* Pakistani officials say jets and ground forces have killed 58 militants days after Taliban fighters attacked a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing 149 people, mostly children. As Pakistan began a third day of mourning, the troops ambushed and killed at least 50 militants in Khyber near the Afghan border. Another eight were killed in southwestern Baluchistan province, including a senior Taliban commander. *Read more *.... *More News On Pakistan Launching Airstrikes Against Taliban Militants * ... more »

Depressing discourse watch: From the banana republic files!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014The disintegration of the American discourse:* We don’t know when the American discourse has ever been so depressing. In fact, we don’t know when it was ever depressing at all. We’ve covered a lot of journalistic misconduct since 1998, when this site began. Only now has our national discourse struck us as truly depressing. Why do we find the current discourse depressing? Because the liberal world is playing an active role in its disintegration. In 1998, the liberal world was largely asleep in the woods. A person could imagine that we liberals might turn o... more »

A CE-2 from 2004? UFO Landing at Puerto Natales, Chile

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
Our friend and colleague *Liliana Núñez,* formerly with *Archivos Forteanos Latinoamericanos*, reminds us of this intriguing video from 2004 allegedly showing a "UFO landing at Puerto Natales" (in the commune of Natales, Province of Ultima Esperanza, Chilean Patagonia). There is no narration beyond random voices: at 00:29 someone asks "Where is Humberto?" and "It has a weird shape" at 00:36. The video is credited to the C*entro de Investigacion Ovnilógica de Natales* (Patricio Frias, Jose Loalza, Eladio Godoy & Walter Vera). VIDEO AT: *http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x93yrl_ate... more »

Quantum Physics and How We Affect Reality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Video* - Are we about to unlock the secrets of the universe and understand quantum entanglement and how we affect reality? The post Quantum Physics and How We Affect Reality appeared first on Waking Times.

Protesters Disrupt Seattle Housing Authority Hearing With Chants Of `Rent Hikes — No!'...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*not just any protesters, but what appears to be Somalians brought here and given free stuff. * Lots and *lots* of free stuff compliments of you, the taxpayer. But they want more. And guess what? They're bringing more of these angry demanding freeloaders in all the time. via: News You May Have Missed Original Story: KPLU in Seattle *Is your city on the list?* From: Refugee Resettlement Watch: * Handy directory for US Refugee Resettlement Offices in 180 cities*

stephen harper, the Laughable, Pathetic Coward, Part XXXIX

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
Is it CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge's job to suck all of the klingons off of the hairs around stephen harper's asshole until they're as clean as if they'd had a shampoo at the beauty salon? I'm just asking a question here. Reading Montreal Simon yesterday, I got to find out how the perpetually fearful (of everything) stephen harper has decided to rationalize his laughable, pathetic cowardice when a gunman entered the Parliament building last October. The CBC has helpfully (because there's no way in Hell that I would ever listen to that jackass for even five minutes) provided a transc... more »

The Healing Power of Cannabis Has Barely Been Tapped

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Allan Badiner* - here are now legal medical cannabis programs in 23 states, but, Ironically, the actual healing power of the plant has barely been tapped... The post The Healing Power of Cannabis Has Barely Been Tapped appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- December 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Iraqi Kurds Claim Major Victory Over Islamic State -- Voice of America* Kurdish forces in northern Iraq pressed forward Friday with their largest offensive to date against the Islamic State group, moving to secure territory reclaimed from IS fighters in a two-day offensive and to capitalize on news of several IS leaders’ deaths. Officials said roughly 8,000 Kurdish peshmerga troops, aided by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, on Thursday recaptured a large amount of territory and broke a siege on Iraq's Mount Sinjar. Thousands of civilians and soldiers from the Yazidi religious mino... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 19, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*U.S. to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With China -- Wall Street Journal* *Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the Next U.S. Pacific Commander, Says North Korea Poses Biggest Threat to Security in Asia* SINGAPORE—The next commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific said Thursday he wouldn’t deviate from his predecessor’s strategy of seeking stronger military ties with China and other countries in the region despite conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea. Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., who currently commands U.S. Navy forces in the Pacific and was confirmed last we... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*Hess was Hitler's interlocutor when he was writing Mein Kampf* *"[Of Herzl and the Authorship of Juedenstatt] Yeah, there are real problems... Herzl claims he wrote Judenstatt while he was in Paris... in... 1891... Even though he was not in Paris when he claimed he wrote the book in Paris...* *There are lots of problems. * *He was not a very good writer before he wrote this book... But he was known to be a pretty bad writer, a**nd the Judenstatt is brilliant...* *So, we can guess, he was chosen because he as handsome and charismatic - but that's all irrelevant.* *So, without pr... more »

Seeing Through the Veil of Your Limitations

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Michael Forrester* - Humanity is very much like the elephants that are tied to a rope from birth. As the elephant ages, it could easily break free from that rope at any time, but it doesn't. The post Seeing Through the Veil of Your Limitations appeared first on Waking Times.

The ONE Network with Mel Ve: Transcription

Removing The Shackles - 14 hours ago
The ONE Network with Mel Ve of Freedom Central November, 28, 2014 Present: Lisa Harrison, Brian Kelly, D of Removing the Shackles, Mel B, Mel Ve Note: The beginning of the recording is opening music with mostly small talk among everyone to probably complete sound checks, until Mel Ve started hosting the program proper. Mel Ve: Before I'm going to get this officially started, I guess I'm hosting this one. I'll be posting this one as well. I'm really grateful that you guys have taken the time out to come together and talk to me about some of the things which I guess need to be air... more »

A Look At The Global Conflicts That Matter To The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Center for Preventive Action/Council on Foreign Relations *The Global Conflicts To Watch In 2015 -- Uri Friedman, The Atlantic* A survey shows which countries matter more to U.S. policymakers—and which matter less Foreign policy often involves making difficult and debatable choices about which parts of the world matter more to a given country—and which, by extension, matter less. It's about defining national interests and determining where those interests are most evident and endangered. This is why the United States has done far more to stop ISIS in Syria and Iraq than, say, sec... more »

The Curse of Petro-Politics

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://thetyee.ca/ Stephen Harper has made no secret that it is his intention to transform Canada into a petro-state. Stanford professor Terry Lynn Karl has devoted her academic career to the study of petro-states. And she has concluded that petro-politics lead to self immolation. In an interview with Andrew Nikiforuk, she predicts that falling oil prices will have catasrophic consequences for several petro-states: "The effects of falling oil prices will be quickly felt in Venezuela, which is extremely vulnerable. If oil ke... more »

So Much For The U.S. Rule Of Not Negotiating With Hostage Takers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*US Backed Talks Between Jihadi Clerics And Isis In Effort To Save Hostage’s Life -- The Guardian* Exclusive: Talks with leadership of Isis to secure release of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig ran for several weeks with knowledge of FBI • Long read: the full story behind the race to save Peter Kassig • Revealed: the secret talks US hostage – video US counter-terrorism officials backed a high-stakes negotiation involving two of the world’s most prominent jihadi clerics as well as former Guantánamo detainees in an attempt to save the life of an American hostage held by Islamic State, the... more »

Today I am full on anti Muslim

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
The death toll of children is too much. The fact these warriors did it on purpose reminds me of a horror movie. I got no problem with belief but when its so fouced that you can double tap a six year old I ask for relief. Or maybe a atomic strike, Nuke the fuckers in the wild Zone. Then say we will nuke anyother outbreak of madness.


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
have no idea how to spell it and I know you just do not care as long as the sentiment was genuine. As a pastafrain Christmas to me is all commercial. Yet some of my sorta Christian memories still exist. I left the Christians cause they will never leave you. IMHO there is nothing more silly than growen men in dressess speaking about the holy ghost. I am not anti Christmas its a time of joy for children but I am no longer part of that compart Right now Christmas is a battleline between us and Muslims with Madison Ave fafouring Christmas over the wonderful sales of pyjamis during the H... more »

Can Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders And Sherrod Brown Stop The TPP?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Fox Business host Melissa Francis yesterday: "Without question, Elizabeth Warren is the devil" Last week we looked at the growing opposition within the Democratic Party to the corporate trade policies-- particularly the Trans Pacific Partnership-- Obama is teaming up with McConnell and Boehner to ram through the Republican-controlled Congress next year. Alan Grayson called the TPP "the final nail in the coffin of the middle class in this country." Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), whose husband worked to pass NAFTA and whose tenant-- Rahm Emanuel-- is credited with getting it through the House, ... more »

Special issue of Bioethics: Ethical Implications of New and Future Techniocal Developments in Prenatal Testing and Screening

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 16 hours ago
One of my core research fields over the years has been reproductive ethics, especially the ethics of genetic and reproductive technology. In my postdoc period, I published a study on the moral roots of prenatal diagnosis, followed by a number of further explorations of the ethics of reproductive technology, genetic testing and medical screening programmes in general. The last two years, this process has come full circle, due to new revolutionary technical developments regarding prenatal testing and related genetic analysis, and the last year or two, I have been busy presenting and ... more »

All Paths Will Lead You To YourSelf

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago

America F*CK YEAH! Team America Movie Pulled as Panic Grips Nation

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 16 hours ago
The increasingly bizarre story of the terrorist threats against movie theaters showing the now effectively banned film The Interview continues. Shortly after the movie – which depicts the assassination of loony North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - was pulled from distribution the 2004 flick Team America: World Police was also yanked. The stomping on the latter, that a few theaters chose to show in place of The Interview is notable because the movie has been out for ten years now and is widely available on DVD and streaming video. It is typical in the land of fear that is post Septemb... more »

Letter from Managua: A canal dividing a country

paul at Paying attention - 16 hours ago
The proposal to build a trans-oceanic canal across Nicaragua seems mostly like the scenario for a slightly implausible summer blockbuster movie. The movie would have it all. Powerful business forces, environmental risks, social upheaval and conflict and even global intrigue - Chinese interests are behind the project. And lots and lots of mystery. I can see Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie racing from Caribbean villages in Nicaragua to skyscrapers in Hong Kong in a race to uncover the truth. The canal would be about 280 kms long, more than twice as long as the Panama canal. A short 24-k... more »

German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/12/18/german-researchers-discover-a-flaw-that-could-let-anyone-listen-to-your-cell-calls-and-read-your-texts/ *German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls. * By Craig Timberg December 18 at 2:10 PM REUTERS/Kacper Pempel German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available. The... more »

Life Inside The Beehive

Waking Times at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video -* A compilation of three summer months from inside the beehive. The post Life Inside The Beehive appeared first on Waking Times.

Foraminifera Sculpture Park, China

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Foraminifera provide scientists with an invaluable fossil record. Their exquisite outer shells, normally too small for the naked eye, inspired sculptures in Zhongshan, China. (Bilal Haq)* *Evolution World Tour: Foraminifera Sculpture Park, China **Some of the world's oldest organisms left behind fossilized shells that, when translated to a large sculpture, bring an artistic edge to evolution * By Karen Larkins Smithsonian Magazine January 2012 Bilal Haq, a marine geologist at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, was visiting a lab in Qingdao, China, wher... more »

OK, cupboard

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 17 hours ago
Well, we had to know that at some point the man would have to account for his cupboardliness in the face of danger. The excuses, sorry, reasons are apparently as follows. 1. His MPs hustled him away and stashed him with the mops and things. 2. The RCMP trained him to hide.3. He's gets to see all the intelligence that no one else does so he alone understands the nature of the threats he faces and

GAIA PORTAL: Selectivities of Energetics at Gaia hu-man level has refined to enable those who have… resisted alternative pathways

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
*Selectivities of Energetics at Gaia hu-man level has refined to enable those who have… resisted alternative pathways* by ÉirePort Selectivities of Energetics at Gaia hu-man level has refined to enable those who have until this moment resisted alternative pathways. All remaining un-cooperatives are being removed by the Light. Eruptive planetary energetics come to fruition shortly, and catalyze "massive" changes. Hue-Beings are called at this moment to recognize and received Higher capabilities and skill sets. Alternatives to the concepts within this message are not supported. É... more »

White House Is Open To A Castro Visit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*US-Cuba Ties Thaw, White House Open To Castro Visit -- AFP* Washington (AFP) - A US visit by Cuban President Raul Castro is a possibility, the White House said, a day after he and US President Barack Obama announced a historic bilateral rapprochement. With developments proceeding apace, a high-level US diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, revealed she will travel to Havana in late January for the first direct talks to "begin the process of restoration of diplomatic relations." But amid celebrations on Havana's streets and plaudits ringing out from China to Ch... more »

Germany takes delivery of its first Airbus A400M

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Airbus Defence and Space has formally delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany. A total of nine aircraft have now been delivered and the aircraft is in service with four nations. The Bundeswehr accepted the aircraft at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain on 18 December. Read more

Top 100 Tweeting Politics Commentators 2014

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 19 hours ago
This year I have bitten the bullet. Since 2009 (with a gap in 2011) I have been tracking the one hundred most popular political bloggers on Twitter (see here, here, here and here). All told, it's been jolly click bait. But for the academic geek in me, these lists have recorded the progressive professionalisation of what was once an amateur's market. Each year it has become increasingly tenuous to hold on to a strict definition of blogging as most mainstream news sites now integrate what were once considered the accoutrements of blogs (comments, hyperlinks, etc.) as a matter of cours... more »

PLA's JH-7 fighter bomber modified for S China Sea conflict

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: JH-7A Flying Leopard]Facing a potential conflict with Vietnam in the South China Sea, China is continuing the modification of Xian Aircraft Industry Corporation's two-seat JH-7 fighter bomber for the PLA Navy, according to the Sina Military Network based in Beijing. Photos released on the website indicate that a new version of the JH-7 attacker is under development, constructed with composite materials. Internet users believe that the avionics and engine of the aircraft, referred to as the JH-7B, have been upgraded as well, while the Communist Party paper Global Times said t... more »

No C-17 delivered to Algeria, Boeing confirms

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: C-17 Globemaster III]Algeria has not received into service a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter, the manufacturer confirmed to IHS Jane's on 17 December. A C-17 in Algerian Air Force (al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jaza'eriya) markings was reported to have landed at Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport on 10 December, the Secret Difa3 blog reported eyewitnesses as saying. However, it has since emerged that this may have in fact been an aircraft belonging to the Qatar Emiri Air Force, though it is unclear how the roundels could have been confused. Read more

AFM receives second twin-engine helicopter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AFM AW139]The Armed Forces of Malta’s second AW139 twin-engine helicopter landed at Luqa a few minutes ago. The helicopter, which is to be registered AS1429, will be used to perform border control tasks and SAR missions. Together with the AFM’s first twin-engine helicopter, it will help strengthen the AFM’s capabilities through the External Borders Fund 2007-2013. Read more


Alison at Creekside - 20 hours ago
If the Public Prosecution Service of Canada is so concerned that Michael Sona's nine month sentence for election fraud is "demonstrably unfit and fails to reflect the gravity of the offence” - so concerned in fact that they are appealing to have his sentence increased - why don't they direct that same concern towards investigating the Pierre Poutine perps behind him? Especially given both the judge and prosecutor in the case stated that Sona didn't act alone. So reasons the Council of Canadians in their new formal complaint to the PPSC. “PPSC is not an investigative agency,” respo... more »

Europe to begin testing of UAV-based maritime surveillance system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Tekever AR5 Evolution]Tekever’s AR5 Life Ray Evolution unmanned air vehicle has been selected to participate in the testing of Europe’s first UAV maritime surveillance system, following a contract award from the European Space Agency and European Maritime Safety Agency. Through the Rapsody programme, the UAV will be involved in two years of testing in two different scenarios – search and rescue and pollution and oil spill monitoring – over the Atlantic and the North and Mediterranean seas. This is the first time UAVs will be introduced into maritime surveillance missions in... more »

Alternative teaching of mathematics: three problems

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Mathematics is not just the mechanical elimination of a finite number of answers* Two days ago, I spent hours, literally, by discussions at aktualne.cz about the Hejný alternative method to teach mathematics to the kids. *Off-topic: A group of 100+ engineers is actually building Hyperloop, Elon Musk's mach-one train that gets from San Francisco to L.A. in 30 minutes.* If I try to summarize some key points really concisely (some exchanges helped me to crystallize some of the points): mathematics is not just about the lessons that a human derives from the experience, but about the ... more »

China Test Launches Deadly DF-41 Multi War Head Super Ballistic Missile: Threat Perceptions Up For USA

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: DF-41 road mobile ICBM]Showing its missile prowess, China on Saturday carried out a long-range missile flight test at a secret locaton. The missile is significant for its use of advanced multiple, independently targetable reentry, according to the U.S. defence officials. The new DF-41 missile of China will use multiple warhead capabilities as the longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, reported Free Beacon. The report also claimed that the multiple-warhead technology, originated from the U.S and passed into the hands of China illegally, in the 1990s, when the Cli... more »

China's Military Is On The Verge Of Having A Global Presence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Militia take part in a parade during an anti-terrorism drill in Taiyuan, Shanxi province August 1, 2009. The drill was held to mark the 82nd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). ( Reuters) *China's Military Is About To Go Global -- Oriana Skylar Mastro, National Interest* The burgeoning need to protect commercial assets and Chinese nationals abroad will inevitably lead Beijing to develop new military capabilities and take on missions further afield. THE CHINESE armed forces are on the move—but to where? For over a decade, academics, policy wo... more »

Taiwan publicize Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Taiwan has recently released photos and videos of the latest generation surface launched anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles. The two include the supersonic surface launched Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile and Tien Kung III surface-to-air missiles. Both were developed at the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology. Read more

Five Navy helicopters sold to Peru

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SH-2G Super Seasprite]Five Royal New Zealand Navy Seasprite helicopters have been sold to Peru, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today. "Our recent purchase of eight new, more sophisticated Seasprite helicopters meant the older model Seasprites were available for sale and a deal has been struck with the Peruvian Government for them to buy them for their Navy," Mr Brownlee says. As well as the helicopters, Peru is buying spares and the Maverick missiles which are used with the helicopters. Read more

India bids for building frigates for Manila

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CGS Barracuda]Even as India is now all set to export its first warship to Mauritius, it is also bidding for an Rs 2,000 crore project to build two frigates for Philippines amid stiff competition from European and South Korean shipyards. Kolkata-based defence shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) is also gearing up to build four offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for Vietnam under the $100 million credit line extended to it. India is helping Vietnam with submarine and fighter training as well as military equipment, with both being wary of an assertive ... more »

Railguns: The Next Big Pentagon Boondoggle?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Railgun test shot]For years now, Navy officials have been boosting a new technology, the railgun, as an ideal next-generation piece of artillery for America’s ships. But there’s good reason to believe it won’t live up to the hype — and that it may be the U.S. military’s next billion-dollar blunder that never pans out. Conventional guns, like those fitted on Navy ships today, use explosive propellants such as gunpowder to fire projectiles. Read more

FIDO May Offer Smarter People Identification

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 21 hours ago
Imagine an ATM system and internet services with no passwords that you have to remember and sweat over when you get wrong. Imagine a simple biometric device that authenticates who you are and lets you get straight to the service you require. This reality took another step forward last week with a group of some 150 companies releasing version 1.0 of its open specifications for authentication on the Internet securely without the use of usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is impressive and includes the likes of Microsoft, PayPal, Google, Bank of America, Visa and MasterCard, ... more »

Putin Row Leaves France Holding Two Carriers It Doesn’t Need

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]Two cranes loom over France’s Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire as workers build the “Sevastopol,” the second of two helicopter carriers destined for Russia, unperturbed by the diplomatic row that’s blocked their delivery. Nearby, the first ship, the “Vladivostok” remains moored, way past its October delivery date after President Vladimir Putin’s incursions in Ukraine led to the contract’s suspension in line with U.S. and European Union sanctions against Russia. “A cease-fire won’t be enough, a more sustainable and solid solution will be needed,” said Jean-Pier... more »

Russia and US Fight For Underwater Drone Supremacy; Moscow Builds More Warplanes Than US

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: GhostSwimmer UUV]Russia's constant military expansion has led it to surpass the United States in terms of manufacturining new war planes. News of Russia's increased military activity to protect its interests has added to the tension in Europe on top of the sanctions imposed by the West over its meddling in Ukraine. According to the Russian United Aircraft Corporation, Russia has built more combat aircraft than the U.S. in 2014. Vladislav Goncharenko, deputy head of the military aviation programme department of UAC, said in an interview with radio station Ekho Moskvy, confirm... more »

UK female soldiers: Hurdles remain for combat action

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: UK female soldiers]Women have already broken down barriers in the British armed forces. They're currently flying combat missions over Iraq with the RAF. Last year the Royal Navy lifted its ban on women in submarines. In Afghanistan they've already served on the front line too, albeit in support roles as medics, bomb disposal experts and intelligence officers. Read more

Comet Data Clears Up Debate on Earth’s Water

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is good news as it puts aside decades of speculation. Of course it opens up other questions..Importantly all the data, scant as it is conforms to the out of Jupiter conjecture. In that case. In that scenario, Jupiter passed though its dynamic stability point a number of times to produce our planets as the solar system shaped up. We also strongly suspect that Venus is the late comer and may have been triggered deliberately as well. Jupiter is a natural planet incubator and only needs a little additional mass to pump out an earth sized planet. At the same time water is inte... more »

9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a worthy review of human perception and orders one's approach to living. It is fair to say that all can reach similar positions over enough time and with enough experience. It is better though to have a list such as this acting as a road map to guide one's thinking and general introspection. It is one thing to study theory, but quite another to experience theory. Thus if any of this gives you pause, set it aside but make sure you soon revisit it to understand what you are missing. . *9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down* * http://www.rapti... more »

AIDS Pandemic Has Reached Tipping Point

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is great news. It has taken thirty five years to get here, but the down slope should become much quicker. Most should have been eradicated inside of twenty years or much sooner. Then we have a long decline caused by waiting for stable victims to simply die of other causes. There is still plenty of work to do, but one day the disease will actually be extinct. That could take a very long time though because of specific vulnerable populations who act as a reservoir. Over 70,000,000 have been infected and half are still with us. It could have been far far worse. Education ... more »

Precognition: How Our Body Reacts Up To 10 Seconds Before Events Happen

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This works shows us that the body and surely the automatic response system centered on our gut can react to upcoming events within a one through ten second time window. that is enough time to dump adrenaline into ones system and to then explode into activity. Thus we have an even better understanding of instinctive threat avoidance. The open problem there was that rational actions take place without interrferance from the conscious mind. This is most dramatic regarding bear avoidance in which the person shoots up a tree. For that to happen properly, one must evaluate availa... more »

Defence secretary: Now is not the time to get rid of Trident

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Vanguard class SSBN]The defence secretary said "now is not the time to start rethinking" the UK's nuclear deterrent, on his first visit to the Clyde naval base where it is stationed. The Trident system was a key issue in the Scottish referendum debate and looks set to play a part in next year's general election. The deterrent is up for renewal in 2016 and the SNP, which polls suggest could win a majority of Scottish seats, has said it will not lend its support to any party that favours renewal if there is a hung parliament. Read more

FMS of MK 41 Vertical Launch Systems May Indicate Purchase of LCS or DDG by Saudi Arabia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Mk 41 Missile Canisters]The recent (and very low profile) announcement by the U.S. Department of Defense of a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) to Saudi Arabia could possibly be an indication of the procurement of Littoral Combat Ships or DDG-51 type (Burke class) Destroyers by the Royal Saudi Navy. Here is Navy Recognition's take on it. On December 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the following contract award: *Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Baltimore, Maryland, is being awarded a $235,329,189 firm... more »

China Is Developing And Testing Multi-Warhead Nuclear Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
A Chinese media depiction of the potential destructive effect of a MIRV-capable ICBM on Los Angeles. Defense News *China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads -- Washington Free Beacon* Clinton-era tech transfer aided multi-warhead program China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first test of multiple warhead capabilities for China, officials ... more »

Are Fears Of Russia Losing Control Of It's Nuclear Arsenal In The Event Of An Economic Collapse Realistic?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Photo: *Soviet/Russian tactical nuclear warhead being loaded in the field. Nuclear Weapon Archive *Could Russia's Economic Meltdown Lead To Loose Nukes? -- The Hill* Senior lawmakers alarmed by Russia's collapsing economy fear some of the nuclear power's atomic arsenal could fall into the wrong hands. While officials say there's no immediate reason to think Russia's weapons could be sold off to the highest bidder or stolen, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) intends to hold hearings next year on what Moscow is doing to keep its nukes safe. “We’re going to be taking on that whole issue in... more »

Putin Reveals He Is In A Relationship A Year After His Divorce

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, wouldn’t say if he’s dating Russian gymnast Alina Kabayeva, right, during his annual three-hour press conference. ITAR-TASS/Reuters *From Russia With Love: Putin Reveals He Is In A Relationship A Year After His Divorce... But Refuses To Confirm Whether Former Olympic Gymnast Is Lucky Lady -- Daily Mail* * Putin was asked by journalist whether he 'had time for the opposite sex' * Replied 'I tell you I do', before going on to say that he 'loves' and 'is loved' * Putin is rumoured to have a secret family with athlete Alina Kabayeva Vladimir Put... more »

As The Russian Economic Meltdown Continues, Wealthy Russians Are Fleeing With Their Money

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The home of Roman Ambrovich in Kensington Palace Gardens, London. Source: Neil Hall / Rex Features *Russian Economic Meltdown Sparks Wave Of Panic Buying London Homes -- The Telegraph* Russians protect their wealth from currency crisis by sinking it into London property Wealthy Russians, desperate to get their money out of Moscow in the wake of the Russian economic crisis, are panic-buying in London this week, according to high-end estate agents. Russia has lost control of its economy in the last few days after an interest rate hike by the central bank failed to stem the collap... more »

Do Voters Across The Spectrum Really Hate Their Elected Officials? Keith Ellison Threatens Primaries Against Democrats Allied With Banks Against Working Families

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A new poll from Marist for McClatchy indicates that conservative mistrust for the Republican Party is very high-- as is progressive mistrust in the Democratic Party. Both party bases are fed up with their representatives in Congress. That's hardly newsworthy, since the two Party Establishments have been relatively successful in painting themselves as the essential lesser of two evils in a simplistic equation for voters. By a 66-28% margin, U.S. voters disapprove of the job congressional Republicans are doing-- and when you take Democrats and independents out of the sample, approva... more »

Any American who has his or her money in the stock market should read – several times if necessary – Paul Craig Roberts’ seminal essay below. In short, the U.S. government and the too-big-to jail banks are playing games with our nest eggs such that when their house of cards finally falls – as it must – they will walk away with much of our savings …unless we (1) understand their casino games and (2) take advantage of the places where we can safely place our money. For the past 9 months I have been subscribing to various investment advisors, most of whom I’ve found to actually believe the government lie that the unemployment rate is 5.8% – a number that is largely due to not counting people who have tried to find a job for more than a year and finally gave up. In fact, when this and other factors were considered by John Williams (of Shadow Government Statistics) he found that the true unemployment rate is currently about 23% …and that most new jobs pay little more than Walmart. So those advisors who believe the big lie are doomed to lose their shirts together with their clients. Many of these same advisors are now making a big deal about Russia’s extreme devaluation of the ruble, whereas PCR points out below that “Unlike the US, which has a massive trade deficit, Russia has a trade surplus”! (emphasis added). According to the advisors who know the crash is coming, the best advice for American investors comes from a 40-year advisor to large corporations, Wall Street, and the CIA and author of the book The Death of Money, Jim Rickards (some of whose picks can be found in my immediately preceding post).

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue?* ------------------------------ December 18, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue?* *Financial Imperialists Attack Russia* Paul Craig Roberts A dangerous new trend is the successful manipulation of the financial markets by the Federal Reserve, other central banks, private banks, and the US Treasury. The Federal Reserve reduced real int... more »

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Repulsive, But Not Stupid

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
Prior to his reelection as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo promised to “break” the public school “monopoly.” He stated that he “likes charter schools” because he believes they introduce competition. Cuomo also promised what he terms “a more rigorous [teacher] evaluation system.” Of course, his real goal is to replace public schools with charter […]

After $28 Billion In Aid, The U.S. Is Still Unable To Get Pakistan To Confront Its Radical Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Despite Billions In Aid, U.S. Unable To Get Pakistan To Confront Militants -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, agreed to reimburse the Pakistani army for anti-Taliban military operations and launched drone strikes that killed al Qaeda leaders and m... more »

FFWN: Sydney, Pakistan, Sony false flags & much more!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
This week's FFWN almost got pre-empted when Frontier internet service collapsed in south central Wisconsin just minutes before the show. So I had to broadcast from a local café, with the show beginning 45 minutes late. (Then when I got home an unmarked black helicopter flew back and forth overhead about a quarter-mile to the west.) Just another exciting day at False Flag Weekly News! Just to spite the bastards, we did a full hour show and reported on 40 stories, including 15 in the False Flag category.. Links to all the stories: http://noliesradio.org/archives/92976

Was North Korea Planning To Attack U.S. Nuclear Plants In The 1990s?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
This photo of Kim Jong Un and his military advisors was released last week as North Korea announced it was preparing strikes against mainland U.S. *DIA: North Korea Planned Attacks on US Nuclear Plants -- Washington Free Beacon* Five commando units trained for strikes, sabotage North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report. The DIA report, dated Sept. 13, 2004, reveals that five units of covert commandos were trained for the... more »

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