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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

21 Dec - Blogs I'm Following II

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https://www.facebook.com/MetaphysicalSciencesOnline?fref=photo&sk=photos  "[everyone is a genius]"... Albert Einstein There are multiple intelligences. musical-rhythmic, visual-spacial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, & naturalistic - Howard Gardner

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. 

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President Obama: Putin Hasn’t ‘Rolled Me’ And He Is No Chess Master

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
*Obama: Putin Is No Chess Master -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- Critics have pounded President Barack Obama for being upstaged by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, but Russia's economy is plunging into a recession and Obama's got more to back up his tack on the world stage. Obama pointed to the result of his sanctions tactic in Russia as proof he's got a successful strategy, in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley airing Sunday. "There was a spate of stories about how he is the chess master and outmaneuvering the West and outmaneuvering Mr. Obama and this and that and the othe... more »

Mike Kelly, Elitist Teabagger From Pennsylvania-- A Lump Of Coal

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 31 minutes ago
Mike Kelly? PA-03, the northwest corner of Pennsylvania (Erie, Meadville, New Castle, down to Pittsburgh's northern suburbs) has traditionally been a swing district. When weak, worthless anti-Choice Blue Dog, Kathy Dahlkemper, beat Phil English in 2008. the PVI was R+2. Dahlkemper beat him 52-48% after running up a 14 point lead in mammoth Erie County while Obama was pummelling McCain there 57-41%. The Republican state legislature immediately redistricted, primarily by taking half of Erie County out of the district and tossing it in the deep red GOP wasteland next door (PA-05), wher... more »

Experts Are Critical On The FBI Evidence That Says That North Korea Is Responsible For The Cyber Attack Against Sony

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
Extreme Tech *What Is FBI Evidence For North Korea Hack Attack? -- Dave Lee, BBC* The FBI's analysis has concluded North Korea is to blame for the attack on Sony Pictures - but how can it be sure? As well as Pyongyang having a motive for taking serious issue with The Interview, there's a couple of pieces of key evidence the US is now using to pin the blame. However, they're not without flaws. As security researcher Brian Honan put it to me earlier: "I still don't see anything that in a court would convict North Korea beyond reasonable doubt." So let's take a look. *Read more* ..... more »

North Korea Threatens To Attack The White House And The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*North Korea Threatens Attack On White House As US Mulls Returning Country To Terror Sponsor List -- AOL.com* North Korea is threatening attacks against the U.S. while adamantly denying it had anything to do with the cyber assault that nearly brought down an entire movie studio. The threats come just as the Obama administration is considering putting the reclusive regime back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism in the wake of hackers infiltrating Sony Pictures, the president told CNN. The North's fiery anti-American rhetoric has grown in recent days after the U.S. apparent... more »

President Obama: I Will Do 'Everything I Can' To Close Guantanamo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Obama To Do 'Everything I Can' To Close Gitmo -- CNN* Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama says he plans to push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his final two years in office -- potentially fulfilling a major campaign promise that he hasn't yet accomplished. "I'm going to be doing everything I can to close it," Obama said in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." "It is something that continues to inspire jihadists and extremists around the world, the fact that these folks are being held," Obama said. "It is ... more »

Who's afraid of an Islamic caliphate?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 2 hours ago
Harun Yahya's version of the coming caliphate I recently debated Osman Bakkash of the Hizb-ut-Tahrir Party, which is working peacefully to restore an Islamic caliphate. It was a relatively friendly discussion for the most part. Watch the debate at Press TV But I'm not in favor of creating just any-old-caliphate by any-old-means. Take ISIS - please! Anjum Chaudry and his ISIS friends are idiots. But there's nothing wrong, in principle, with the idea of restoring a pan-Islamic caliphate. About two-thirds of the world's Muslims support this concept. So if you support democracy in Mu... more »

Question & Answer: You Decide......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Russian President Putin had a three-hour news conference the other day where he took alot of questions from what I'd call unfriendly (unscripted) sources. Here is one from the BBC and Putin's response: *JOHN SIMPSON, BBC:* Western countries almost universally now believe that there’s a new Cold War and that you, frankly, have decided to create that. We see, almost daily, Russian aircraft taking sometimes quite dangerous manoeuvres towards western airspace. That must be done on your orders; you’re the Commander-in-Chief. It must have been your orders that sent Russian troops into ... more »

TV Watch: So this is what the dastardly N. Korean hackers were after -- Paul Reiser's cri du coeur about "Mad About You"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Why so pensive, Murray?* *Paul and Jamie Buchman (Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt) of Mad About You, with the greatest of all TV dogs, Murray. (I didn't say the smartest, just the greatest. Go get the mouse, Murray!)* *"As you know, for seven years I put every ounce of my life-blood into Mad About You and remain enormously proud of what we all accomplished. I think it more than stands the test of time, and still shines. Traveling the country and hearing people's enthusiasm for the show only confirms for me its huge impact of its legacy, and I'd like to think that it's a proud part of S... more »

Musical Interlude: Bernward Koch, “Following Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Bernward Koch, “Following Stars” http://www.bernwardkoch.de - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoMMeWUbfx0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“It is bigger than a bread box. In fact, it is much bigger than all bread boxes put together. Galaxy cluster ACT-CL J0102-4915 is one of the largest and most massive objects known. Dubbed "El Gordo", the seven billion light years (z = 0.87) distant galaxy cluster spans about seven million light years and holds the mass of a million billion Suns. *Click image for larger size.* The above image of El Gordo is a composite of a visible light image from the Hubble Space Telescope, an X-ray image from the Chandra Observatory showing the hot gas in pink, and a computer generated map showing ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Chet Raymo, “Six Things”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Six Things”* by Chet Raymo “My mother was part of the last generation of Americans who were welded into a national cohesiveness by the classroom memorization of poems by English language poets Longfellow, Whittier, Riley, Lowell, Field, and all the rest. All her life, lines of verse were on her lips... "All at once, and nothing first,/ Just as bubbles do when they burst." (“The One Hoss Shay”, Oliver Wendell Holmes) "Each morning sees some task begin,/ Each evening sees it close;/ Something attempted, something done,/ Has earned a night's repose." (“The Village Blacksmith”, Long... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Canada's Final Solution'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
CANADA’S FINAL SOLUTION Posted on December 21, 2014 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN, Dec. 21, 2014. Why negotiation tables, war department of Indian Affairs and special military trained police and surveillance strategies? Why does the corporation of Canada have to pass illegal laws to take from and remove us? They, in effect, acknowledge that we are the sovereigns of Ono’ware:geh

"The Chessboard"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The chessboard is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance." - Thomas Huxley

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

"People Cry..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

The Poet: Langston Hughes, "Life Is Fine"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Life Is Fine"* by Langston Hughes "I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn't, So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried! If that water hadn't a-been so cold I might've sunk and died. But it was Cold in that water! It was cold! I took the elevator Sixteen floors above the ground. I thought about my baby And thought I would jump down. I stood there and I hollered! I stood there and I cried! If it hadn't a-been so high I might've jumped and died. But it was High up there! It was high! So since I'm still here ... more »

Every Muslim Nutjob in the world will now try and kill us alone!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Its true we got more lone wolves than a fern bar in the nineties on the perimeter Does it really mean anything I dont think so but one thing you can say about Islam is that it unites the crazys in a way that needs a lot of study But compared to the run of the mill crazies who kill they are nothing but a bolt of lightning


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Never heard one myself but as I understand the others are overwhelmed by a flood of them It started in the new testament when Jesus fed everyone and gave the whole beach a drink from a single bottle of wine the union person was there to complain about the cost to jobs this miracle would cost please do not do it again Something we should teach in school is how to complain and what is really a complaint because 90% of what we complain about is unimportant 5% of what we complain about is Gods will the last five percent we never get around to in a big way like voting about it.

500 filter free channels

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Yes I know they mostly clog your interface with surprisingly interesting shit We humans will watch anything that's on TV some will pay money and others will blog about Honey BOO Bo like she was Angelia Jolie from a different mother Big Steve saw this decades ago in Japan on the hotel TV in the age that you might be lucky to get CNN or the BBC and watching them both for 12 hours told me something true the only purpose of this interface was to deceive the consumer in between commercials but as we know this simple misdirection was not enough for Faux news and the beauty pageant of lie... more »

There Is Hope In Understanding: The Economic Collapse

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
Michael Snyder has consistently written excellent articles on the current global economic situation. I may not always agree with his conclusions, but his facts are rarely off. Michael's article below is a cry to the people to please "Be Prepared", because the collapse of this current slavery system is in process RIGHT NOW. *Since I started The Economic Collapse Blog back in 2009, there have always been a few people that have accused me of spreading fear. That frustrates me, because what I am actually doing is the exact opposite of that. When a hurricane is approaching, is it “s... more »

Do you want to fight this Bull?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
As I tell my children I not expect you to be saints but if you go anywhere know the the name that will make sure your shit do not stink A good lawyer will make an average procisction back down and flee from even a fee a great lawyer can guarentee that in all but the most hopeless stance. And a team of great lawyers facing twelve honest men can do anything.

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 3

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*• Using fear, loathing, and paranoia to sell stuff• Arizona legalizes crack!• Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 3: old reliable Bill O’Reilly* *Noah worries, will 40 days and nights be enough?* *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. Using fear, loathing, and paranoia to sell stuff* I've long been suspicious of drug companies flogging all sorts of medications on the teevee, spe... more »

Into the Suck

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Do not know from which war this term described combat first could of been Korea and most certainly was normal nomenclature by Vietnam and repeated over and over two times in Iraq and for sure in Afganisian If labels are truth then we have been fighting the suck all of our life there is no victory in sight but should there not be some kind of grand committee filled with warriors and sewage agents looking for a process to fuck the suck.

Marco Rubio Can Eat a Bag of Salsa-Flavored Dicks

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 7 hours ago
It was the most hilarious thing of all when prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul took to social media to call out Florida Senator Marco Rubio for being an “isolationist”. Rubio, who must be horrified to be watching his political career go up in smoke after Emperor Obama’s shocking reversal of decades of U.S. policy towards Cuba can probably be forgiven for being a little bitchy this past week. The ambitious young Floridian had managed to perform the equivalent of the splitting of the atom by becoming the self-anointed GOP authority on all things Hispanic. N... more »

Russia Defies The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, December 18, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev *Putin: Sanctions Won't Stop Russia's Support Of 'Compatriots' -- Voice of America* Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that his country would not back down from "supporting compatriots" in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Moscow this year despite widespread Western protests. The Russian Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, said Western sanctions would not force Russia to give up Crimea because the peninsula is a "hist... more »

Obama no bed of Roses

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
take away the colour take away the spin and just look at the fact although I know they will not persuade anyone to change direction in any way Obama inherited a poison chalice FDR would have sought\ imunity from Sure FDR was shooting blind but he was not black in America Obama may not go down in history as great the writers will chip away at him forever because he looked up the GOP skirts Right now today the patient is still on the table looking at 2015 with a smile hoping to leave qualified willing and able I interpert the volcanic noise we are subjected to today with some iron... more »

Great Powers Great Mistakes made Greater

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
No one really knows how WW1 started it was in every historians book a mistake today if we believe history we are on the precipice of an even greater lack of self awareness collapse. People left and right are shouting at the top of their voice and some even using intellect unfronturnalty for humanity its the Frank Lutz wordsmiths for now that take the words and make us all speak nonsense I really do not know about 2015 we are hard people looking at the failure of our dreams which way will we go when the boss speaks more into the path that led us here or something for which our God wil... more »

The Zionist-WASP Split of 1991 : The Last Ever US-Soviet Summit

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
The Zionist-WASP Split of 1991 : Chicken Kiev for STARTers - The Last Ever US-Soviet Summit from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"First and foremost it is worth acknowledging that the demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century." - Putin* * August 1st, 1991 : Kiev, Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine - Trouble Brewing.* Having "liberated" Kuwait (it's oil and it's Sultan, his wife and her collection of shoes, if not it's people), and toppled the tyrant Saddaam Hussain (kind of), the force of the New World Order US-Soviet Condominium turn their atten... more »

"7 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox Wants a Royalty Check From Colbert?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"7 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Fox Wants a Royalty Check From Colbert?"* By Janet Allon *"1. Antonin Scalia: Torturing convicts is a no-go, but torturing suspects is A-OK. *Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was asked this week by the BBC about the CIA s fully exposed use of torture in the years after the 9/11 attacks, and he found, shall we say, some rather interesting hairs to split. "We have laws against torture," Scalia said. (Whew.) But then he added, "The Constitution says nothing whatever about torture. It speaks of punishment; cruel and unusual punishments a... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
The Maltese Double Cross - Lockerbie (1994) from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"The local police force, Dumfries and Galloway, they were most concerned at the SWARMS of Americans, fiddling with bodies, and shall we say tampering with those things that the police were carefully checking themselves. * *I'm not pretending that they said they were from the FBI or the CIA - they were just Americans, who seemed to have arrived extremely quickly, on the scene..."** - Tam Dalyell MP* *The Maltese Double Cross *discusses evidence and witnesses that would eventually figure at the Pan Am Flight 103 ... more »

Does your playlist keep reapting is Apple at fault, and is there a damm thing to do about it?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Yes, yes, maybe and no. Thats my conclusion when it comes to listening to music who could mix it up well enough anyway would that not take some kind of cosmic mind beyond an althogram which is math for a forumula that will control you who do not know the math behind it and I tell you now and believe me later even the guy who made the equation is like a witch doctor getting results they really do not understand.

In A Sign Of Improving Relations, U.S. Delivers 10 Apache Helicopters To Egypt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The US annually allocates some $1.5bn in aid to Egypt, including $1.3bn in military assistance [REUTERS] *US Delivers 10 Helicopters To Egypt In Sign Of Improving Relations -- The Guardian* * Apache helicopters arrived this week to support counter-terrorism * Delivery had been on hold since coup against elected president last year Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the US in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, in a sign of easing tensions between the longtime allies confronting Islamist extremism across north Africa and the Middle East. The US announced in Apr... more »

Word Dancing Wonderful is the expression that truly wins

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
words dancing along the margins and then filling at some time the main page like this content was meant to be creating wisdom for the new age but its never like that for authours they have to wait at least a decade for words to take effect and for many its centuries before an increalily diminishing body of creative critism comes to regognize they really had something to say to bad it was not recognized in their own day when it could have made a differance and now it just makes us sad as we pretend to believe our current leader knows the way.

UFO Sightings on November 3, 1957

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
In my quest to verify UFO information that has been reprinted and analyzed for years, and as I was working on my last UFO book, I began looking at the UFO sightings at White Sands Missile Range on November 3, 1957. To put this into context, the Levelland sightings took place during the evening and night of November 2. About the time the sightings were ending in Levelland, they were beginning at White Sands some 250 miles away. Those who made the first reports in New Mexico had not heard of the sightings in Texas and were unaware of what was happening. Two MPs on patrol out near the... more »

For 40+ Years I have been a Democratic sheeple, No More

2old2care at Because I Can - 9 hours ago
For over 40 years I have pretty much voted a straight Democratic ticket - even when the candidates did not reflect my values. I am a liberal progressive. I *am* a liberal progressive. Being a liberal progressive - no longer makes me a Democrat. Many of the values I hold are similar to those of the Democratic party. In today's political arena the values of the Democratic party are becoming more and more misaligned with my values. For over 40 years, many times I have voted against my own values - just to support the Democratic party. Democratic pundits have warned me that not voting De... more »

Theatre and Cyber Security

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
By now I am sure many of you have seen the news that Sony has indefinitely postponed/canceled the theatrical release of The Interview under threat from hackers apparently connected to the regime in North Korea. It is not clear whether the threat was explicitly against movie goers or against the companies screening the film, and Continue reading

Dad dies every Thrusday

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
I am your Dad and no matter what through and through I would without question die for you I would take that bullet gladly but life is not so black and white there is no bullet there is no smoking gun only life So your poppa watches and hopes to never cry that you fall down into the inescapable by conventional means rat hole that now defines my ways and means. I have surrendered in a conventional way no one no longer needs brilliance they will just steam roller you in the we control everything way If you are not good at giving steam to the steamroller lay down flat in front of us and ... more »

Tunisians Vote In Landmark Presidential Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Tunisians Vote In Landmark Elections -- Al Jazeera* Tunisia electing president in runoff that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its post-uprising era. Tunisians are going to the polls to freely elect their president for the first time in the country's history, rounding off an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship. The runoff on Sunday pits 88-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the Nidaa Tounes party, against incumbent Moncef Marzouki, who held the post through an alliance with the moderate Islamist movement Ennahda. *Read more* .... *More... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday again, and as usual time for my weekly rant… I did no articles yesterday because I was out trying to finish some last minute Christmas shopping… After a brutal day of having to put up with people at the local mall, I was beat and bushed…. Yes, shopping in a madhouse just before Christmas does indeed take a lot of energy out of a person… One thing that I did notice, and I have noted it many times before, is the absolute lack of Christmas spirit that I have noted in both businesses and their customers…. The rampant consumerism has indeed wrecke... more »

Navy Liars & Thieves Want Entire Village

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Protest banners are hung inside the village . This banner reads, “Navy! you are the outside power that destroys our hometown, Gangjeong!* An urgent cry from Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea: We should not allow the navy swallow our village. The below is the rough translation of a banner by the anti-naval base committee of the Gangjeong village, hung inside the village. The navy plans to station about 7,000 people in the Jeju naval base that is currently being built. You may remember that the whole population of the Gangjeong villagers is less than 2,000. The banner ex... more »

Anti Muslim anti Cahtolic of Anti Semntic

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Is there a moral equivocally there? I do not think so because the world is still powerd by Catholics or the excommunicated tribe. As a mere non believer observer of all the religious folly there is only one thing I believe and know for cretian unlike democracy these people really believe in numbers and use childbirth to manufacture what is not there in reason.

Getting a Raise from Vladimir Putin

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago
An American expat reflects on the falling value of the ruble.

A cluster of explosive young talents explode in "On the Town"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*For the 1960 recording, Betty and Adolph reprised their1944 roles, anthropologist Claire de Loon and sailor Ozzie* *BERNSTEIN, COMDEN, and GREEN: On the Town:Act I, "Carried Away"* *Betty Comden, Claire; Adolph Green, Ozzie; 1960 studio cast recording, Leonard Bernstein, cond. Columbia-CBS-Sony* *by Ken* On a daily basis we're assaulted by so much slop and slime that I worry about insufficient attention being paid when we're given worthwhile stuff. So it has been on my mind to call your attention, as I mentioned last night, to a really outstanding piece in the November issue of ... more »

Pakistan Hangs More Taliban Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
People hold candles and signs to condemn the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. Reuters/File *Four Militants Hanged In Pakistan As Execution Campaign Widens -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week. None of those hanged has anything to do with Tuesday's school rampage in Peshawar, and some Pakistani commentators have said the executions are intended to divert attention from the fai... more »

Two Brooklyn Cops Shot down in the dark of Night

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
How off target the lunatic be the men in blue they serve you and me the thin blue line its no fucking joke it the difference between shopping and scavenging an while doing that meeting an ugly blok/ The world is not black or white but best practises can tell us the best methods to handle the mixture that is grey We are all great apes in our DNA Everyone that every lived wanted to be King Or if the were more devious in this male DNA oriented world Queen. Would the Brookly cops be shoot if one bad chokehold went away That's a supposition with no way of finding definition but one ... more »

How To End Suffering

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video - * Eckhart speaks about the ability to end suffering by being present. The post How To End Suffering appeared first on Waking Times.

Homo eradicatus

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 12 hours ago
Season's Greetings - Merry Christmas, Super Solstice, Happy New Year etc - all fellow ruthless, insatiable members of our species *Homo eradicatus* who are watching the approach of the gathering storm! As usual I have been collecting links to emerging science about ozone poisoning forests, but that topic will have to wait until after the family festivities. After I hit "publish" it will be full-out baking and decorating. This post will just note that massive tree declines have been detected by NASA in the Amazon, and scientists are pointing to deforestation as a primary reason that... more »

Islamic State Executing Foreigners Who No Longer Want To Fight

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Islamic State ‘Executed’ Deserters For Trying To Go Home -- The Australian* ABOUT 100 foreign Islamic State fighters reportedly have been executed after trying to flee the group, raising fears about Australians wanting to leave the conflict. Britain’s Financial Times quoted an unnamed Syrian activist saying 100 executions of foreign fighters trying to leave the group had been confirmed in Islamic State’s proclaimed capital Raqqa. Australian authorities declined to comment on whether any Australians may have been among the dead. The report comes months after former Sydney man Moha... more »

Is Living in a Tiny Home a Way to Curb Consumerism?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski - *Is living in a tiny home a great way to make a statement against consumerism or an unhealthy trend towards more control over the population. The post Is Living in a Tiny Home a Way to Curb Consumerism? appeared first on Waking Times.


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Jesus was not a Christian and Buddha was not a Buddhist but their religion was love. Can it really be this simple? That the ultimate religion is love ! Perhaps we all need to see what we have settled for in order to fully realize that there is another choice versus war and injustice as well as the full meaning of Lennon's Merry Christmas ( War is Over ) which was recorded in 1971~ nine years before Lennon was shot down and killed in December, 1980: Allen L Roland, Ph.D* *"An eye for an eye will make us all blind" *~ Mahatma Gandhi *The official 4 minute video for John Lennon's... more »

Saudi/Kuwait: No oil output reduction even if others cut

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
Gulf Times The Saudi and Kuwaiti oil ministers said on Sunday that their countries would not cut oil production even if non-OPEC members reduce their output to shore up sagging oil prices. "No... I think it's too late now," Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi told reporters when asked whether OPEC would cut its output if non-OPEC producers were to lower their own. "If they (non-OPEC) want to cut production they are welcome. We are not going to cut, certainly Saudi Arabia is not going to cut," Naimi said on the sidelines of an energy conference in the United Arab Emirates. *Kuwaiti Oil ... more »

Happy Saturnalia! For a Return to the Golden Age and an End to the Theft of our Traditions

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 13 hours ago
Today is the 21st December in the Gregorian Calendar. The fact that we now use the Gregorian Calendar and not the Julian one does have an impact upon this date and indeed every date which has a significance in pre-Gregorian times. Pope Gregory XIII changed the calendar in 1582 to correct discrepancies with the equinoxes which had been brought about by the imperfections of the Julian system (which itself was finalised in the AD 8). To make the calendar more accurate, the 4th October 1582 was followed by the 15th October. When the British Empire (including what is now the USA) ado... more »

The Vagus Nerve and the Healing Promise of The Sudarshan Kriya

Waking Times at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Frank Huguenard -*The Vagus Nerve is a most fascinating intersection between our conscious and subconscious minds. The post The Vagus Nerve and the Healing Promise of The Sudarshan Kriya appeared first on Waking Times.

Iraqi Kurds Continue Their Assault Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Iraqi Kurds Push Farther Into Sinjar As Air Strikes Destroy Isis Strongholds -- The Guardian* * Thousands of Yazidis evacuated from Mt Sinjar but town ‘far from cleared’ * Other targets in Iraq include Tal Afar, Ramadi, Mosul and Baiji US-led forces attacked Islamic State (Isis) targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the US military said. Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in northern Iraq, which destroyed Isis buildings, tactical units and vehicles. Other Iraqi cities targeted included Tal Afar, Ramadi, ... more »

North Korea Denies Hacking Sony. Threatens Retailiation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
North Korea has denied hacking Sony Pictures email to avenge the studio's not-yet-released movie The Interview, about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (KCNA/Reuters) *North Korea Denies Hacking Sony -- Reuters* (Reuters) - North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. The United States stands by its assertion that North Korea was to blame, a White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesman said on Sa... more »

ETs and the Spiritual War in the Heavens

Waking Times at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
* V. Susan Ferguson - *In a war in the heavens, through the farthest reaches of inner and outer space, our sanctuary lies in consciousness. The post ETs and the Spiritual War in the Heavens appeared first on Waking Times.

Innovative Segregation at Menlo Park Charter School

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Story from Menlo Park, where white folks insist in their own cut of that charter cash: *Split vote gives Cleveland school levy dollars to charter school for gifted - and mostly white - kids* The Menlo Park Academy charter school for gifted children is now a partner with the Cleveland school district, after a split vote Tuesday night. Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer on December 20, 2014 at 1:18 PM, updated December 20, 2014 at 1:19 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland taxpayers are now contributing some of their property taxes to Menlo Park Aca... more »

Getting Radicalized

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
I write this entry still in the firm belief that "Islamicism" is not a genuine threat to the well-being of most Canadians, let alone to Canada's continued existence. It's far less of a problem than misogyny. I'll take it as a given that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's murder of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and his attack on Parliament Hill with a hunting rifle, was the act of mentally-ill man who had been a heavy drug user and was not a "false flag" operation. In the same spirit, I'll accept that he really did convert to Islam and oppose US and Canadian foreign policy in the Middle East and sup... more »

A Look Back: Truth to Power

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

Solitude as Meditation – Entrance to the Psyche

Waking Times at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee -* How is it possible to ascend the state of the human psyche through the absence of energy or action? The post Solitude as Meditation – Entrance to the Psyche appeared first on Waking Times.

Heavenletter #5139 Love Wins the Day

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Heavenletter #5139 Love Wins the Day* December 20, 2014 God said: Inestimable is the value of love from your heart to Mine and from My heart to yours. In this equation, love goes to and from everyone on Earth and everyone no longer on Earth, and to everything ever thought of. Love is all-inclusive. Love is no matter what. This is true whether you accept love or not and whether you scoff at the idea of love or not. Oneness means Oneness. No one is left out of Oneness, or Oneness would not be. Whatever you may think of Me or yourself or anyone or anything, you are deep in My he... more »

Local Council By-Election Results 2014

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 14 hours ago
Party Number of candidates Total vote % +/- 2013 Average/ contest +/- 2013 +/- Seats Conservative 297 157,415 29.1% +2.7% 530 +106 -13 Labour 276 157,252 29.1% -3.2% 570 -13 +2 LibDem 199 61,786 11.4% -0.4% 310 +39 +7 UKIP 209 81,109 15.0% +0.7% 388 +51 +8 SNP* 15 14,782 2.7% +0.0% 985 +18 0 Plaid Cymru** 7 2,428 0.4% +0.0% 347 +89 +1 Green 125 25,149 4.7% +1.5% 201 +50 +4 BNP 3 402 0... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Gameday! Falcons at Saints * *The Lens criticizes Loyola head, loses offices*

President Obama: North Korea’s Cyber Attack Not An ‘Act Of War’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Obama: We're Not At Cyber War With North Korea -- USA Today* The United States is not at cyber war with North Korea, President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday, and will "respond proportionately" as he accused that nation of the hack attack on Sony Pictures. "I don't think it was an act of war," Obama said on CNN's State of the Union. "I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionately, as I said." Obama also said the United States will look at returning North Korea to the list of s... more »

UN Report: Afghan Civilian Casualties 'Hit Record High' For 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Afghans lower the coffin of Afghan cameraman Zubair Hatami, who died on Saturday of injuries sustained in a Taliban attack at a French cultural centre, in Kabul December 21, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani *Record Number Of Afghan Civilians Killed In 2014, Says UN -- Deutschde Welle* The UN mission in Afghanistan has released a new report saying that the country has seen more than 3,100 civilians killed in conflict in 2014. The number is up 19 percent from last year. The number of civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan this year was the highest ever recorded by the UN Ass... more »

Mossad Penetrated The Inner Circle Of Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in rare public appearance. Reuters *Report: Mossad Agent Infiltrated Hezbollah's Upper Echelons -- Arutz Sheva* *Mossad 'cell' reportedly managed to thwart a significant number of major plots against Israeli targets; agent was dept. head of foreign ops.* Hezbollah says it recently exposed a Mossad agent embedded among its "elite operations unit", in what the Iranian-backed terror group says is "the most serious [intelligence] breach in Hezbollah's history." According to Lebanese media reports, "sources close to Hezbollah" claimed an Israeli intelli... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

Will Illinois Democrats Blow The Race Against Sitting Duck Mark Kirk By Nominating Someone From The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Mark Kirk, who lies about military decorations he never got, wants to teach North Korea a lesson-- with a campaign fundraiser In theory, Mark Kirk has one of the most vulnerable Republican-held seats coming up in 2016. Illinois has tended to elect Democrats to the U.S. Senate. Since Paul Douglas defeated GOP incumbent Charles Brooks in 1948, only one Republican, anti-war liberal Chuck Percy, held that seat, currently held by Dick Durbin, who won reelection last month 1,850,862 (53.1%) to 1,503,942 (43.1%). The other Senate seat was won by the legendary Everett Dirksen in 1950 until ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
It has come to my attention that there is now a verification process necessary for the comments section of this blog. If you want to comment, you must* prove that you are "Not a Robot" by (checking the box if you're not a robot), and then typing in a verification request. * I am also getting hit with these requests, and even though I have disabled the comment verification process for this blog, Google keeps on putting them back. I have sent a note to Google, and I hope that with time they will address it. For the moment, I share in your frustration that we must spend an extra 20 s... more »

Rule of Law 25: Corruption in Europe

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
The Economist magazine's December 6th 2014 issue featured this chart with this note, *Much about the practice of bribery remains murky. The OECD’s first report on the subject, published on December 2nd, sheds some light. Some findings confirm what was known or suspected. But the report also undermines some common beliefs. Bribery is not a sin of rogue employees or poor countries.* Yes, as governments expand, the opportunities for corruption and bribery also expands. The more restrictive, the more bureaucratic the government processes, the more corruption and bribery that will take ... more »

Whose Terrorist?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.terrorism.com/ The word "terrorist" is everywhere these days. But, Tom Walkom writes, the definition of the word depends as much on domestic considerations as it does on international considerations. And domestic considerations change -- frequently: Take the most basic question: Who are the terrorists? Until Wednesday, Cuba was listed by the United States as a state sponsor of terrorism. Now U.S. President Barack Obama says it is not. Why? It’s not because Cuba has changed. It’s the same old place. Raul and Fidel Castro a... more »

Video: Bill Gates, Expert On All That Matters

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 16 hours ago
Billionaire Bill Gates has been buying the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for years now. He started doing so after being asked to by former Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) President Gene Wilhoit and edupreneur, CCSS “lead architect” David Coleman in the summer of 2008. Gates has spent at least hundreds of millions […]


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Profs Have Stopped Teaching Rape Law Now That Everything 'Triggers' Students* The influence of the "trigger warnings" movement is now so pervasive that many law professors can't even teach a class on a delicate subject without facing an onslaught of requests from students for feelings accommodation. Harvard Law School Professor Jeannie Suk sheds light on the difficulty of teaching students about rape law when the forecast for campus is always persistent offendedness: "Students seem more anxious about classroom discussion, and about approaching the law of sexual violence in part... more »

An Open Letter to Tom Mulcair.

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
Dear Sir I am in receipt of you self congratulatory email boasting of how you have just signed the *Fair Vote Canada's Politicians' Pledge,*I congratulate you on doing so and would hope that many other MPs from all parties join you in doing so but have a number of concerns with the other issues raised in you communications. Firstly your “commitment to make 2015 the last unfair election — and 2019 the first election to use a truly democratic electoral system” is clearly unobtainable...... unless you intend to either impose a new system upon Canadians without public consultation and a ... more »

Sexual crimes in the military

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 16 hours ago
I am completely unsurprised by the ordeal faced by this woman. A former military corporal who said she faced reprisals after accusing a superior of sexual assault feels vindicated after the Canadian Armed Forces extended an apology and reparations to her. Stéphanie Raymond said the outcome will have positive repercussions, particularly for women as well as for some men serving in the


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Exposed: The Merchants of Smear, Climate Edition* by Russell Cook (Not John Cook) *A low probability scientific speculation has become "settled science"* For about two decades we’ve been told the science behind human-caused global warming is settled, and to ignore skeptic scientists because they’ve been paid by industry to manufacture doubt about the issue. The truth, however, has every appearance of being exactly the opposite: A clumsy effort to manufacture doubt about the credibility of skeptical climate scientists arose in 1991 with roots in Al Gore’s Senate office. The Merch... more »

Blast from the Past: Anping and Yangmingshan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
The top image of Sekkan Fortress (Anping Fort) I got from the East Asian Image Collection at Lafayette, in their collection of Taiwan Photographic Monthly imagery. The shot of the ruined fortress in the upper right inset is taken from the land side. In the main image, shot from the harbor, you can see that the fort has been restored, with the small white building still there and housing the small museum, but without the silly observation tower. The modern harbor is below, same angle but much farther away. The area behind the fortress is now developed, of course, and a major touris... more »

The Miaoli 51

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
Today Drew and I rode up the Miaoli 51 (苗51), a lovely little road that starts just north of Houli, then climbs a set of switchbacks to the top of the ridge, and rolls gently over the ridge through a national forest until it hits the train station in Sanyi. The road network between Sanyi and Jhoulan is wonderful, I highly recommend exploring it. Map below the READ MORE.... *ROUTE NOTES*: This very simple route just follows the Miaoli 51. Take the 13 out of Houli, but divert onto the smaller Yili bridge, which crosses the river and then goes off towards some of the best roads in the... more »

Yard tea

risa bear at A Way to Live - 17 hours ago
The chickens and ducks have, as they do each year, leveled the piles of grass clippings, leaves and barn waste we have dumped on the garden, and return every day to sift through the sheet mulch for slugs, pill bugs and the like. They're also nipping off quite a lot of kale and collards, but I think we've had all of two frost nights so far, so the stuff is not as appealing to us as it might have been. I don't feel deprived. The potatoes, of which we have about a third of what we've harvested most years, are actually holding out well. Not as hungry for them in all this relative war... more »

Madonna: New Illuminati publicist!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
..... and speaking of occult..... Madonna apparently wants to make sure everyone knows that the Illuminati are actually the good guys.... you know, just in case you were confused by all the bad publicity they've been getting recently. No, really! It's true! Trust Madonna, she'd know, right? *insert sarcasm warning* Love d [image: View image on Twitter] Madonna *✔* @*Madonna* Follow 6 songs for you now...http://smarturl.it/RebelHeart #*rebelheart* Happy Early X-Mas! ! 13 more to come for album 13 !!! 8:25 AM - 20 Dec 2014 *2,376* Retweets *2,442* favorite __... more »

Netherlands MoD resumes deliveries of NH90 helicopters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: NH90 NFH]The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has resumed deliveries of the final seven NH90 helicopters, following a new agreement with the manufacturer, Netherlands Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has said. NHIndustries has agreed to fix issues with wear and corrosion, which had caused the suspension of deliveries in June. As part of the deal, the aircraft manufacturer will pay for expenses involved in the development of modifications, patch ups for corrosion damage and scheming preventative measures, according to the Netherlands MoD. Read more

European multirole tanker transport fleet takes shape

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: A330 MRTT aircraft]The Netherlands, Poland and Norway have decided to prepare negotiations with Airbus Defence & Space for the acquisition of a fleet of A330 MRTT multirole transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft. The participating nations would welcome other nations to join the initiative either before an actual procurement or subsequently. This initiative, facilitated by the European Defence Agency, consists of the pooled acquisition and operation of a common fleet of aircraft by the three nations. Other nations will also be able to contribute to the overall programme... more »

Russian stealth jet technology surpassed by China: Global Times

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: J-20 Mighty Dragon]China's stealth fighter technology has overtaken Russia based on newly-released photos of China's J-20 stealth fighter, reports the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily. Photos of the latest version of the J-20 — a stealth, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter jet being developed by the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation — bearing the serial number 2015, reveal that the aircraft has commenced ground testing and may be conducting its first flight soon. This appears to be another step in the right direction a... more »

Occult Meanings of Winter Solstice and Christmas

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Thank you Justin and julien for posting this! love D Occult Meanings of Winter Solstice and Christmas | AstroTheology, Alchemy, Roman Solstice Practices, Occult Symbolism, Santa Claus, Reincarnation The roots of Astrotheology date back to the times of Atlantis, and were once used as an allegorical Science for Self Discovery. This became the basis for Alchemy, Kabbalah, Astrology, Religion and the Ancient Mystery schools. Later it was used to manipulate the masses, by hiding knowledge of consciousness from the people; known today as Occultism either Light or Dark. An entire host of ... more »

LCA naval version achieves milestone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The first prototype of the light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas' Naval version — LCA NP-1 — completed its maiden flight as part of the carrier compatibility tests at the shore-based test facility INS Hansa in Goa at 12.34pm on Saturday. LCA-Navy is the second Ski Take Off But Arrested Recovery (STOBAR ) carrier-borne aircraft in the world, after a Russian deck based aircraft. And, this will be the only Carrier borne Fighter aircraft in the Light category. The flight in Goa comes more than two years after the aircraft completed its maiden flight on April 27, 2012. Read more

Discrete spacetimes contradict Unruh effect

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Two young Indian men, Golam Mortuza Hossain and Gopal Sardar, wrote a paper about loop quantum gravity and similar "discrete" models of quantum gravity whose mathematical argumentation seems vastly better than that of an average paper about similar subjects: Absence of Unruh effect in polymer quantization (gr-qc) Yes, the Unruh effect isn't reproduced by those theories, they say. Backreation sensibly asserted that if the paper is right, it's a way to prove that these theories are dead. Well, it's about the 500th proof that they are wrong, I would say. These two guys' mathematical a... more »

Defense spending will grow despite economic problems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Russia’s defense sector gets guarantees that expenses are confirmed despite economic meltdown. On Friday, yet another brand new strategic missile submarine joined the Northern fleet. “The nuclear shield of our homeland is updated with this modern, worthy, beautiful, powerful vessel.” With these words, Russia’s Deputy chief of the Navy, Vice-Admiral Aleksandr Vedotenkov honored the crew lined up on top of “Vladimir Monomakh” during the solemn ceremony in Severodvinsk on Friday, the portal of the Sevmash yard reports. Read more

First Stan Patrol 3007 for Bahamas at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Damen Stan Patrol 3007]The first Damen Stan Patrol 3007 has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting. The vessel is one of nine that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has ordered from Damen Shipyards. The order features four Stan Patrol 4207 vessels, one RoRo 5612 and a further three Stan Patrol 3007 vessels. Damen has designed the Stan Patrol 3007 with the client’s requirements in mind. Robin van der Zon, Project Manager at Damen Shipyards Group explains: “These patrol vessels will prevent smuggling and people trafficking, so it’s vital they c... more »

I Didn't Sell Out My People

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 22 hours ago
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U.S. Drone Strike Kills 6 Militants In North Waziristan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*US Drones Strike In Jihadist Stronghold In North Waziristan -- Long War Journal* The US launched a drone strike in the jihadist haven of Datta Khel in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan earlier today. The Pakistani military claimed it "cleared" Datta Khel in September as part of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which was launched in mid-June this year. The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or Reapers fired a pair of missiles at a compound in the village of Mada Khel in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan during the early morning, killing six jihadists, The News reported... more »

Dec 27 Jerome Keating Meet up with Will Tiao, Formosa Betrayed Producer

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 23 hours ago
Jerome put together a meet up with Will Tiao, Producer of *Formosa Betrayed,* on Dec 27th. See below... To all, A Merry Christmas to you all, We normally don't have a meeting over the holidays, but Will Tiao who both produced and acted in the film *Formosa Betrayed* is in town. And we have a chance to catch up and chat after Christmas on the 27th. Topic: Lessons Learned: Formosa Betrayed and its implications for film and politics in Taiwan. Will had spoken to us before when the film came out, and a number of you attended. This is a chance to get some insights on shall we say, the... more »

"New York, New York, it's a helluva town"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*In June 1992, lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green narrated a famous London concert performance of On the Town at the Barbican Centre with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. (An audio recording made at the same time is still available, but there doesn't seem to be a DVD issue of the concert.) Here Comden and Green introduce the opening number, as our three sailors, let loose for a single day on the city, sing "New York, New York," with Thomas Hampson as Gabey, Kurt Ollman as Chip, and David Garrison as Ozzie.* *"On the Town was a landmark, the fir... more »

SAS Hit Squad Sent To Iraq To Hunt Down Islamic State Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The squadron, from Hereford, had been due to travel to Afghanistan to hunt Taliban leaders before they were ordered to turn their attentions on Isis (file picture) *SAS Hit Squad Sent To Iraq To Hunt Down ISIS Jihadists After Militants 'Started Learning How To Avoid Air Strikes' -- Daily Mail* * Squadron diverted from Afghanistan mission in a bid to target Isis leaders * Executioner Jihadi John believed to be a primary target for 60-strong team * Troopers will also pinpoint targets within Iraq to assist with air strikes * Comes amid reports Isis fanatics executed 100 of its own fore... more »

One more from today...

Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
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Today's Insurgencies Are Changing The Market For Military Jets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*How ISIS And Boko Haram Could Change The Way Countries Purchase Air Power -- Clay Dillow, Fortune* *Textron’s Scorpion recon and strike jet offers cash-strapped countries air power on the cheap. Global events are making it more attractive.* Like spaceships and sports stadiums, military strike jets typically aren’t the kind of things that companies build—much less sell—off the shelf. Take the Pentagon’s new F-35, for instance: Two decades and $400 billion in the making, the F-35 had nine committed customers lined up to buy thousands of aircraft (at between $80 million and $110 mil... more »

The U.S. Air Campaign Against The Islamic State Has Cost $1 Billion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the town of Suruc in this file photograph taken Oct. 18, 2014. Reuters *U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq And Syria Have Cost $1 Billion -- ABC News* The cost of U.S. military airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has topped $1 billion. "As of Dec. 11, 2014, the total cost of operations related to ISIL since kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014 is $1.02 billion and the average daily cost is $8.1 million," said Commander Bill Urban, a Pentagon s... more »

Kate Braun : On Winter Solstice, holly invites good fortune for the coming year

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
This is a time to celebrate newness: a new moon cycle, a new spiritual cycle, a shift of energy. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | December 19, 2014 “Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu / Ve al kulam / Salaam … finish reading Kate Braun : On Winter Solstice, holly invites good fortune for the coming year

How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation... And Won

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 by Common Dreams How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation... And Won Indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe withstood violent eviction attempts, beatings, and a legal battle to protect her land from being turned into an open-pit gold mine by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Acuña de Chaupe at
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