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U.S. Army's Surveillance Blimp Now Operational Above Maryland

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 minutes ago
The 'JLENS' blimp, built by Raytheon, which can spot objects 340 miles away using highly sensitive radio systems. The US Army has begun testing the craft over Maryland, sparking privacy fears. *US Army's Controversial 'All Seeing' Surveillance Blimps Lift Off Above Maryland - And Can Spot* *Objects As Small As A Person 340 MILES Away -- Daily Mail* * Blimps can offer '360 degree 24/7 surveillance for 30 days at a time' * owerful radar allows them to spot objects 340 miles away * Privacy advocates worry they will be fitted with cameras to track individual people's movements The US ... more »

U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against al-Shabaab Extremist Leader In Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
US military airstrike conducted in Somalia today against senior al-Shabaab leader. Still assessing results. No sign of civilian casualties. — Rear Adm. John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) December 29, 2014 *US Launches Airstrike On Somali Militant Leader – Pentagon -- RT* The US military has conducted an airstrike targeting a senior al-Shabaab leader in Somalia, according to Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby. "The strike took place in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia," the Defense Department has announced. The military is still assessing the results of the operation, but at this... more »

Many deadline writers, I hear, have days when an "Usher's penis"-like story seems like a godsend -- or at least like a "Hail Mary"-like game-puller-outer

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*(1) Question the writer hopes you'll ask: Is this Usher's dick? (2) Question the writer hopes you won't ask: Ya think I can get away with this? (For independent study: Compare this photo with the version below.)* *"My inner monologue was just lamenting the lack of anything particularly newsworthy today, even a damn celebrity sex tape, when lo and behold, Usher’s maybe-dick popped up on my laptop screen."* *-- The Frisky's Amelia McDonell-Parry,in the post* "Discuss: Is This Usher's Dick?" *by Ken* It's never happened to me, of course, but I've heard tell that it does happen to w... more »

Dec. 30: A reality check

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 hour ago
I was in my apartment building's laundry room yesterday. Time passes slowly down there. So I wandered over to a stack of Maclean's magazines. MacLean's was never a really good magazine; but it was, once, respectable in a world of mediocre news magazines. But now, I was astonished by the obvious propaganda and outright lying. The cover story on the first one was about how evil Putin is, and how he invaded Ukraine. Yes, I know the Irving press says the same things. But there was a time when the Irving press was publicly denounced as dishonest by real journalists across Canada. Today... more »

Stalemate In Syria's Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
TORN BY WAR The view from a mosque in Homs, Syria, that has served as a rallying point for insurgents. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times *As Syria’s Revolution Sputters, A Chaotic Stalemate -- Anne Barnard, New York Times* ANTAKYA, Turkey — It was a victory that President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents had dreamed of: Insurgents seized a key army base in northern Syria after more than a year of trying. But the mood in this Turkish border town, flooded with Syrians who have fled both government bombings and extremist insurgents, was more bitter than celebratory. The ass... more »

Is The U.S. Military Spending Its Money On The Right Stuff?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The U.S. Air Force's "boneyard" of surplus warplanes at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. US Air Force *Keeping The Pentagon’s Challenges in Perspective -- Mark Thompson, Time* Military stakeholders, including the press, are responsible for a pervasive sense of fear See the U.S. Military’s Last Days of Combat in AfghanistanU.S. Ends Its War in Afghanistan'Bottom of the Sea': Hope Fades for Missing AirAsia Plane NBC NewsSan Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation NBC NewsArctic Blast Bears Down on Plains, Central U.S. NBC News Too often, that’s because parti... more »

Leslie Jacobs, Field Goals, and the Shotgun Wedding of Charters to Special Needs Students

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 3 hours ago
On December 26, 2014, I posted a rather extensive, 4500-word confrontation to what is shaping up to be a ten-year-anniversary of the New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) as a now-all-charter “success.” In June 2015, there is to be a conference that will be leveraged to promote all-charter RSD as a national model. At this point, […]

Energy 32: More on Expensive and Unstable Renewables, Germany Experience

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
Another compilation of news reports and charts here, about the costly and unreliable electricity from renewables despite all the subsidies. (1) From Spiegel International, September 4, 2013. *Altmaier and others are on a mission to help people save money on their electricity bills, because they're about to receive some bad news. The government predicts that the renewable energy surcharge added to every consumer's electricity bill will increase from 5.3 cents today to between 6.2 and 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour -- a 20-percent price hike.* *German consumers already pay the highest el... more »

Kyle Smith-- New York Post Resident Crackpot

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
The caricature on the lower left is Grimm, who the *Daily News* just reported is announcing his resignation from Congress tomorrow or Wednesday The *NY Post*'s right-wing film critic is an entertaining, witty writer-- but a crackpot lamed and blinkered by his own sick, twisted ideology. He flies into rages when normal people point out that right-wing politics-- ultimately fascism-- can only be explained as pathology. Using the word "crazy" to explain "rightists" drives him insane. Last summer, he vomited it all up for his *Post* readers in a deranged screed attacking historian Rick P... more »

Has The U.S. Military Become Disconnected From The American Public?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Tragedy Of The American Military -- James Fallows, The Atlantic* The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win. In mid-September, while President Obama was fending off complaints that he should have done more, done less, or done something different about the overlapping crises in Iraq and Syria, he traveled to Central Command headquarters, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. Th... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, "Magical Concluding Musical Performance"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Yanni, "Magical Concluding Musical Performance" -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbBAlUnNKjM&html5=1

Kahlil Gibran, “Maxims”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Maxims”* by Kahlil Gibran “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. All that spirits desire, spirits attain. An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember. Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. I wash my ha... more »

"Illusions and Seagulls"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we're not pawns, we're not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us!" "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach, "Illusions: The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah" "If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then wh... more »

Weed Oil with CBD Cures Epilepsy Seizures

Waking Times at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Video - *This video, taken from Discovery Channel's Weed Wars, shows the effect that CBDs have shown to have on epilepsy. The post Weed Oil with CBD Cures Epilepsy Seizures appeared first on Waking Times.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“NGC 7841 is probably known as the Smoke Nebula, found in the modern constellation of Frustriaus, the frustrated astrophotographer. Only a few light-nanoseconds from planet Earth, The Smoke Nebula is not an expanding supernova remnant along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, though it does look a lot like one. Instead it was created by flash photography of rising smoke. * Click image for larger size.* The apparently rich starfield is actually composed of water droplets sprayed from a plant mister by an astrophotographer grown restless during a recent stretch of cloudy weather in Swe... more »

Greece Special Report - Paul Mason covers Greece as No One Else in the UK Does !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Tweets..... *Paul Mason* @paulmasonnews · Dec 21 Greece for bond geeks - running the numbers on a #SYRIZA government: http:// bit.ly/1HjGfGB Paul Mason retweeted *Channel 4 News* @Channel4News · Dec 21 Greece's next government, whatever its political hue, will face a devastating debt baggage - @paulmasonnews http://bit.ly/1HjGfGB Paul Mason retweeted *Piers Scholfield* @inglesi · 16h16 hours ago Pro-Syriza Kontra newspaper: Alexis (Tsipras) is coming - end of Samaras. (And blames the Troika for the shipwreck..) [image: Embedded image permalink] *Paul Mason*... more »

Chet Raymo, “We Are The Consciousness of the Universe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“We Are The Consciousness of the Universe”* by Chet Raymo "The leaves are raked and bagged. The grass is mowed for the last time. The geraniums smile weak goodbyes. Now, as if by some law of compensation, the curtain opens on the sky. The great starless spaces of autumn fall like a black velvet drape into the west. The show opens. The sky begins. As the Sun sinks beneath the horizon, the Pleiades rise in the east, heralding the arrival of the spectacular winter stars. Aldebaran, the red eye of the Bull. Sirius, the Dog Star. Rigel and Betelgeuse in Orion. Castor and Pollux, the T... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* "The Summer Day"* by Mary Oliver "Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"We Learn Nothing..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." - George Bernard Shaw

Why The U.S. - NATO Ceremony That Officially Ended The Afghan War Had To Be Held In Secret

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*One Sentence That Shows How Badly America Failed In Afghanistan -- Max Fisher, VOX* The US-led war in Afghanistan officially ended this week, after 13 long, hard, and costly years. The war's end is largely a technicality — US and other troops will remain, and the Afghan army is continuing to fight a losing war against the Taliban — but this is a still a symbolically rich moment in the winding down of Western involvement. Few things sum up the bitterness of America's 13-year-effort in Afghanistan like the single sentence beneath this Al Jazeera headline, about NATO's ceremony off... more »

Geopolitics: "Report: U.S. Stockpiling Weapons In Kuwait Preparing For ISIS Battle"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Report: U.S. Stockpiling Weapons In Kuwait Preparing For ISIS Battle"* by Peoplespunditdaily "The U.S. has been stockpiling mass quantities of weapons and gear in Kuwait to prepare for a possible coordinated attack against the terrorist group ISIS, according to U.S. News & World Report. The military gear is being stored near a busy commercial port, which is now the place where roughly 3,100 vehicles — mostly ambush-protected vehicles known as MRAPs — are parked, in addition to electronic equipment and other supplies, the magazine reported, citing defense officials. Earlier this m... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 29, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment waits for a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after an advising mission at the Afghan National Army headquarters for the 203rd Corps in the Paktia province of Afghanistan on Dec. 21, 2014. Lucas Jackson—Reuters *War In Afghanistan Officially Over. Does That Mean End Of Fighting For US? -- Anna Mulrine, CSM* Although combat operations ended Sunday, America will continue advisory and counterterrorism missions in Afghanistan. The ongoing international military campaign will have some 13,000 service members, most of them US troops. Washington — The... more »

World News Briefs -- December 29, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*With No Trace Of Missing AirAsia Jet, Search Area Growing -- CNN* (CNN) -- Ships, planes and helicopters have scoured waters off Indonesia's coast in search of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, but so far they haven't spotted any sign of the missing commercial jet. Now the search area teams are combing is set to be expanded. Four additional areas will be searched on Tuesday, in addition to the seven zones teams patrolled on Monday, officials said. They've been scanning the water's surface for signs of the plane, which went missing on Sunday with 162 people aboard. But a top Indonesian offi... more »

NPR Propagandizes Against Putin for Regime-Change in Russia (Knock US Over With Déjà Vu)

NPR joins the militant elite at PBS? Gotta watch who keeps appointing those unbiased media leaders. Or not. NPR Propagandizes Against Putin for Regime-Change in Russia December 27, 2014 Eric Zuesse. On Friday, December 26th, National Public Radio aired two superbly done pieces of anti-Russia propaganda, which could as well have been written by the U.S. CIA, or by Voice of America, it

fool me once

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
the perfect idiot

US, Japan, S. Korea Sign North Korean Intel Pact

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*US, Japan, S. Korea Sign Pyongyang Intel Pact -- Voice of America* The United States, South Korea and Japan have agreed to share classified information concerning nuclear threats from Pyongyang. According to the Pentagon, under the trilateral pact that went into effect Monday, the U.S. Defense Department will be the hub for that intelligence. The pact will effectively link bilateral information-sharing agreements that already exist between the countries. A spokesman for South Korea's Defense Ministry said the countries won't have to divulge all of their related classified informa... more »

Imágenes y Wallpapers de Año Nuevo 2015 para Celebrar

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 7 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

New York Times copycat journalism: Tex Hall and oil corruption

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
The top article above by The New York Times, published today, has a very similar title,  and similar facts, to the Censored News article in February. By Brenda Norrell Censored News The New York Times has finally covered Chairman Tex Hall and the corruption in the oil and gas industry on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota. The New York Times article today has almost the

The Economy: "A Tale Of How It All Went Down"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"A Tale Of How It All Went Down"* by Jeffrey Lewis “Memory is fiction. So is the future…But there is some truth in fiction.” "When they woke Thursday morning, the banks had been closed on the east coast for 2 hours. Electronic payment systems worked select areas only, government services, food, and energy distribution. In 24 hours those remaining systems were overwhelmed with volume and confusion. Forty-eight hours later a Federal state of emergency had been issued. All broadcasts were official. The media now fully blackened. Hospitals closed. Panic had taken over. In the lead up:... more »

The Economy: "Ave, Ave, Ave Janet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Ave, Ave, Ave Janet"* by Bill Bonner "And so it came to pass that investors saw a bright star in the East... directly over the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, at the corner of 20th Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. "What comes after me goes before me," said Janet Yellen, so confusing investors that they bid up the Dow over the 18,000 mark, a new milestone and a new record. It is the season of miracles. Investors are convinced that Ms. Yellen can perform a trick worthy of Christ Himself. It was He who multiplied the loaves and the fishes... ma... more »

Al Jazeera Gives Up On Its Anti-Syria Propaganda Campaign, Assad's Army Is Dwindling Down, And Turkey's Erdogan Opens Door To Muslim Brotherhood Thugs

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Al Jazeera is giving up on terror, Erdogan is doubling down on an error, and Assad is hanging on by a hair.* *1. An excerpt from, "Is Al Jazeera changing its tune on Syria?" by Wissam Kanaan, Al Akhbar, December 27, 2014:* It is no secret that Al Jazeera is the media arm of Qatari foreign policy, which has suffered a successive series of setbacks, particularly in Syria. But some time ago, signs that changes had taken place in the editorial line of Al Jazeera began to emerge, as evident in the terminology the Qatari satellite channel started using. *For example, Al Jazeera no long... more »

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 7

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*• And so it begins: The running of the buffoons• Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 7:George Will has no idea what rape is• Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 8: Rick Wiles calls for a coup* *2016 GOP Buffoon No. 1 steps forward: He-e-ere's Booby!* *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. And so it begins: The running of the buffoons* The media will call it the Extended Republic... more »

April Bender: Higher Self Message - The Dweller within the Master's Temple

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
http://aprilsairings.blogspot.com/2014/12/hs-message-dweller-within-masters-temple.html *Higher Self Message - The Dweller within the Master's Temple * Sunday, December 28, 2014 By April Bender (via Higher Self vision) Curiously you step into the very heart of the colossal Crystalline Fire of Ascension now ablaze within your portal / field / vessel. In an instant, you are fully engulfed by its magnificent light. You allow yourself time to simply stand and bathe in its brilliance. After a few moments of stillness, you begin to acclimate - your consciousness begins to slowly shift... more »

Anti-U.S. Sentiment Growing In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Russians Rage Against America -- Mikhail Klikushin, New York Observer* Enduring Sanctions, Anger Turns to Hate: Racist Names for Obama and Putin Disses Coca-Cola If you talk to a Russian about the international political situation, sooner or later you will be informed that there is a country in North America that you’ve never heard of. Its name is ‘Pindosia,’ ‘Pindostan’ or, more officially, ‘United States of Pindostan,’ and you will be told that one part of it, called Alaska, used to belong to Russia. Part of the word—‘stan’—stands for underdeveloped state, as in ‘ Pakistan,’ ‘... more »

WHO: 8,000 Have Died From Ebola

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Health workers carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown December 17, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner *Ebola Case Numbers Top 20,000, Deaths Approach 8,000: WHO -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The number of people infected by Ebola in the three countries worst affected by the outbreak has passed 20,000, with more than 7,842 deaths in the epidemic so far, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Cumulative case numbers in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea stood at 20,081, the WHO said in a statement. More than a third are laboratory-confirmed cases in Sierr... more »

Ebola Case Confirmed In Glasgow Hospital

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Ebola Case Confirmed In Glasgow Hospital -- BBC* A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow. The woman, who arrived from Sierra Leone on Sunday night, is in isolation at Glasgow's Gartnavel Hospital. All possible contacts with the case are being investigated, including on flights to Scotland via Heathrow. The woman will be transferred to specialist high level isolation in London as soon as possible. At a news conference in Glasgow, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stressed that the risk to t... more »

Al-Qaeda's Inspire Magazine Urges ‘Lone Wolf’ Terror Attacks On Major Western Airlines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Chilling: Al-Qaeda's house magazine (above) calls for high-profile airlines British Airways, easyJet, AA, Delta, United and Air France to be targeted by bombers to 'crush the enemy's economy'. Police are investigating. Daily Mail *Al-Qaeda Official Tells West To Prepare For 'Worst Nightmare' And Directs 'Lone Wolf' Attacks Towards easyJet And British Airways -- Independent* An al-Qaeda official has warned that the West should prepare itself for more ‘lone wolf’ attacks as the latest edition of the terrorist organisation’s magazine singles out UK airliners British Airways and easyJ... more »

Travel break

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 9 hours ago
I'm on the road for a few days, so no new posts for just a bit. Like Middle Class Political Economist on Facebook for links to important articles elsewhere.

One People Round Table Show

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
http://the-one-network.org/ai1ec_event/one-people-round-table-2/?instance_id=116 One People Round Table 29 December 2014 9pm GMT One People ONE TV [image: The-One-Network_One_People_03] Lisa Harrison, Brian Kelly and Dani Arnold McKenny invite you to join them each week as they discuss, and at times, debate, world events, mainstream headlines and this ongoing global shift. This week we cover off the events of 2014 and have a good look at New Age memes. Please go to the LISTEN LIVE page at the scheduled show time in your time zone.

Solar Update

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
Notice the solar tornados. Fascinating to observe...

Mohawk Nation News 'ONGWE’HON:WEH ORATION'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
ONGWE’HON:WEH ORATION Posted on December 29, 2014 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Dec. 23, 2014. Britain and its colonies, US, Israel, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, are partners in waging continual war against world peace. Colonization will end: 1.WHEN public officials make oaths to local natural inhabitants of the land and not to a foreign autocrat. 2.WHEN genocide

Where Is The Afghan - Taliban Leader Mullah Muhammad Omar?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Photo*: A file photo of the man believed to be Mullah Omar. *Around An Invisible Leader, Taliban Power Shifts -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — If the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, were ever to assert himself more publicly, this would have been the year to do it. In a season of immense upheaval in the jihadist world, the Taliban gained ground in new Afghan offensives, endured a bloody internal power struggle and had to contend with the rise of the Islamic State militant group as an ideological rival. Through it all, Mullah Omar has remained silent. Further, thou... more »

Taliban Vow To Escalate The War In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*U.S. And NATO End Combat Mission In Afghanistan As Taliban Attacks Intensify -- IBTimes* The U.S. and NATO officially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan Sunday after more than 13 years. The war in Afghanistan, led by the U.S. and NATO, started in December 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and ended with a ceremony in a basketball gym in Kabul. "On this day we give thanks to our troops and intelligence personnel who have been relentless against the terrorists responsible for 9/11--devastating the core al Qaeda leadership, delivering justice to Osama bin Laden, disr... more »

The Wrap on Reproductive Justice 2014: In Canada, Looking Pretty Good

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 11 hours ago
DJ! is happy to report that on the reproductive justice front, at least, 2014 was not too bad. Well, depending on where you are, of course. In Canada, I think we've turned a ginormous corner. In fact, 2014 was more a year of what *did not* happen rather than what did. First, there was not one single public opinion poll on abortion in 2014. None. Nobody wanted to pony up to pay for what everybody knows. Abortion rights are a done deal here. And we're sick to fuck death of talking about it. Next, Justin Trudeau came right out and said that the Liberal Party of Canada is pro-choice a... more »

Freedom of Speech

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
If you haven’t already done so, I’d recommend spending some time (it’s quite long) watching Tommy Robinson’s speech at the Oxford Union. Although I’d already seen most of the clips he used to illustrate his talk, they’re still powerful. The Stacey Dooley one stands the test of time. (I wrote about that documentary “My Hometown Fanatics” on B-BBC. (Feb 28th 2012) ) Of course the clip that Tommy cherry picked was the bit where Luton’s most objectionable Islamists were out in force, ignoring Stacey Dooley’s annoying attempts at even-handedness, as well as a comedic - perhaps uninte... more »

7 Signs You May be a Victim of Statism

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Gary 'Z' McGee* - Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open? The post 7 Signs You May be a Victim of Statism appeared first on Waking Times.

To Control The Huge Drug Trade In Afghanistan, U.S. Assassinated Uncoperative Drug Dealers

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Obama's Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan" Spiegel, December 28, 2014:* The list, which included up to 750 people at times, proves for the first time that NATO didn't just target the Taliban leadership, but also eliminated mid- and lower-level members of the group on a large scale. *Some Afghans were only on the list because, as drug dealers, they were allegedly supporting the insurgents.* The classified documents could now have legal repercussions. The human rights organization Reprieve is weighing legal action against the British gove... more »

Ten Signs (news items that indicate) We're In the End Times

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
* Nose Cleaner* 10. Nose Cleaner on "Must Have" list for North Americans..."*Best Invention Since Sliced Bread*". Can you imagine how all this useless plastic will pile up forever in our land fills? 9. Man kicked off a Plane for dissing Christmas. People respond to man who bursts their imaginary festive bubble. 8. Dad's get to feel sensation of labour pains...at Chinese Maternity Hospital And women will get to feel the sensation of not having any pain? 7. Movie "The Interview" shows how depraved America is--but nobody mentions it in the M$M Members of audience get the sensa... more »

The strangest extract from a news report that I've read in a long while

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
The Scotsman's report on the Glasgow bin lorry incident contains these lines: *'THE identity of the driver of the bin lorry that killed six people when it crashed in Glasgow city centre will be protected indefinitely, the local authority has said.* A spokesman for Glasgow City Council, which owns the bin lorry involved in the George Square tragedy, said it would “never release the names” of the driver or other two individuals who were in the cabin when it crashed.' I don't ever recall such an action being taken before, can you? Is it legal? What happens at an inquest? What is the... more »

No Longer Any Need To Ask Who's More Corrupt, Cuomo Or Christie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
When it comes to brazen public corruption there aren't many governors that hold a candle to Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Chris Christie (R-NJ), who, conveniently, scheme together on behalf of the same wealthy donor class who fund their miserable, shameful careers. Over the weekend, Jess McKinley's piece in the *NY Times*, Cuomo and Christie, Defying Legislatures, Reject Bill to Overhaul Port Authority, generated a lot of buzz... at least for a Christmas weekend news story. The two corrupt governors acted in tandem on Saturday to veto unanimous votes of both their state legislatures "aim... more »

A Flap Overlooked: Argentina's 2002-2003 UFO Wave

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*A Flap Overlooked: Argentina’s 2002-2003 UFO Wave* *By Scott Corrales* Few things can seize a reader (or viewer)’s attention like a carcass of an animal mutilated in ways that challenge our understanding. In the summer of 2002, the Argentinean cattle mutilation epidemic – a question open to debate to this day – cornered all publications on UFO/paranormal subjects and set the conventional media ablaze as well with raging arguments of the source of the slayings: was a non-human agency at work in the dark fields of the Pampas and Patagonia, or was the red-muzzled mouse more powerful ... more »

Taliban Declares That It Has 'Defeated' The U.S And Nato

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Taliban Declare 'Defeat' Of U.S., Allies In Afghanistan -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Monday declared the "defeat" of the U.S. and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the coalition officially marked the end of its combat mission. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force is shifting to a support mission for Afghan army and police more than a decade after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on American cities. "ISAF rolled up its flag in an atmospher... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*Companies dependent on lower Mississippi River want bigger role in Louisiana coastal restoration planning, better communication with planners ~Amy Wold, The Advocate * *Jazz funeral held for comedian, disability advocate Jonah Bascle~Dan Lawton, New Orleans Advocate* *Three dogs possibly poisoned, three puppies abandoned in Washington Parish ~WDSU * *A New Orleans gun collection holds two hundred years of battlefield history ~David Thier, Garden & Gun*

President Obama Does Not Rule Out Re-Opening The U.S. Embassy In Iran Sometime In The Future

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Olive Branch To The Mullahs: Obama Won't Rule Out Embassy In TEHRAN But Says The Iranian Capital Is A Country – Not A City -- Daily Mail* * Interview was conducted in the Oval Office the day after Obama said he would normalize relations with Cuba – but held back for 11 days * Embassy in Tehran would be the first since 1979 hostage crisis, which Iranians still celebrate as the 'Conquest of the American Spy Den' * Obama said if Iran proves it's not seeking nuclear weapons, it would become a 'very successful regional power' * Claimed credit for isolating Tehran through economic sanctio... more »

AirAsia Flight 8501 News Updates -- December 29, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Hope Dims for Finding Survivors From Missing AirAsia Jet -- New York Times* • A senior Indonesian aviation official says the aircraft is probably “at the bottom of the sea.” • Thirty ships and 15 aircraft from four countries are assisting in the search. • Floating debris spotted by searchers on Monday turned out to be unrelated. • Indonesia says it is not adequately equipped to search underwater. JAKARTA, Indonesia – After a second day of searching without any confirmed sighting of wreckage, the Indonesian authorities on Monday sought to lower expectations about finding survivors f... more »

FOR THE NEW YEAR: All we want!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014Part 1—Capehart’s dream:* Today, at the Washington Post web site, Jonathan Capehart has a dream for the coming year: CAPEHART (12/29/14): *All I want for the new year is the banishment of “post-racial” anything from all social and political discourse.* From its first utterance in 2008 to herald the rise of Barack Obama, the concept was misguided and delusional. That giddy moment when Obama won the bitterly fought South Carolina primary and the audience chanted “Race doesn’t matter” is but a distant memory. *News, polls and studies that emerged in the last... more »

Turkish FM: Russia & Iran should not be excluded from Syrian Peace Talks?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
I could have put this in the previous post-* Moscow Syria Peace Talks- Cairo Colludes with NATO opposition etc., etc.,* but, I felt this news deserves it's own special mention. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu *Is this a first for Turkey? * Does this have anything to do with that recent deal made between Russia and Turkey*- A very sweet deal for Turkey*. *Oil at $40 a barrel- Russia and Turkey make an energy deal ???* *Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that Russia and Iran should not be excluded from talks aiming to reach a political settlement in the Syri... more »

Loneliness – The Dilemma of the Awakening Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Julian Wash* - Today I wish to address to you a certain brand of loneliness, sometimes referred to as “isolation” or the sense of being disconnected... The post Loneliness – The Dilemma of the Awakening Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

A DC Response on My Pearson-Saudi Arabia Post

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 13 hours ago
On December 28, 2014, I wrote a post about the Pearson ingratiation and subsequent takeover of the Saudi Arabian education system. I also cross-posted my piece on December 29, 2014, on my Huffington Post blog. On December 29, 2014, I heard by email from The Gulf Institute Media, Institute of Gulf Affairs, in Washington, DC. Someone […]

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Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Yesterday's emissions from Fukushima Daiichi were higher than ordinary, pink in color, and pixilated the cam view. Today emissions are, so far, less and radiation readings on Netc are down for the most part. TEPCO must have successfully, albeit temporarily, cooled the stewing melted fuel. Meanwhile, other nuclear risks threaten us with radiation contamination. Michael of the Allegedly Apparent Blog found an interesting story on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which may indeed have suffered an accident as a result of substituting Russian reactor fuel with western reactor fuel: ... more »

Mile high transit over Bolivia

Carlos at Viva Bolivia - 13 hours ago
Bolivia Revolutionizes Urban Mass Transit: From the Streets to the Sky How a spectacular urban cable car system and a new municipal bus program are revolutionizing mass transit in La Paz and El Alto, with the help of some political competition. Emily Achtenberg Rebel Currents 12/26/2014 [image: (Emily Achtenberg)](Emily Achtenberg) Those searching for revolution in Bolivia may find it in unexpected places. On the streets and in the sky above La Paz, the nation’s capital, and the neighboring indigenous city of El Alto, a genuine transformation of the urban public transportation ... more »

Liberty Mastermind Webinar today at 9:30PM with David Morgan

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 13 hours ago
David Morgan of Silver-Investor.com is doing a webinar today with Liberty Masterminds. David Morgan is an expert regarding metals and especially Silver. We all know how silver has been smashed over and over. David will be discussing how to go forward in the future and what is the real deal with silver. The webinar starts at 9PM EST and goes until 10:30PM EST. I hope everyone is

World News Briefs -- December 29, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Indonesia Search Chief: AirAsia Jet Likely 'on the Bottom of the Sea' -- Voice of America* The head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said the missing AirAsia jet is likely on the "bottom of the sea." Bambang Sulistyo told reporters in Jakarta Monday the Airbus 320 with 162 people on board is presumed to have crashed Sunday off the Indonesia coast in the Java Sea. "Based on the coordinates given to us and the evaluation that the estimated crash position is in the sea, the hypothesis is that the plane is at the bottom of the sea," Sulistyo said. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE E... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 13 hours ago
*This seems amusing indeed* *The report below seems to be about conversations rather than any written report so it is a bit hard to zero in on what exactly is being claimed. But it seems that the central England temperature record is being referred to -- which goes back about 400 years. And if this year will be only a tenth of a degree hotter out of 400 years of readings, that is surely a huge affirmation of temperature STABILITY. There were indeed some big peaks in that record about 1830 and 1920 so it seems likely that this year will be little different from those years* It m... more »

Moscow Syria Peace Talks- Cairo Colludes with NATO opposition etc., etc.,

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
Lots of attention on the Ukraine, but, the situation in Syria is still ongoing. Russia is working on convening yet another peace conference. The Syrian government has agreed to attend along with some of the Syrian opposition groups- HOWEVER- Egypt is busily colluding with the Western backed opposition who have already rejected the Moscow Peace Talks. Earlier this year the National Coalition and other opposition groups met Syrian government representatives in Geneva. But the talks collapsed as the opposition demanded Assad’s resignation, while the elected government insisted the main... more »

Fifth Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force Member Dies In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Iran is heavily involved in the fighting in Iraq. Tehran is largely behind Baghdad’s defense strategy providing weapons, equipment, planning, air power, and hundreds of advisers. This has cost it not only money, but also lives. At the end of December a brigadier general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) was killed in Salahaddin, marking at least the fifth loss for Tehran in Iraq. Gen Taqavi (*left*) advising Iraqi forces from Iranian video (via *The Arkenstone*) On December 28, 2014 the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) acknowled... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 29, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. General John Campbell (C), commander of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), folds the flag of the ISAF during the change of mission ceremony in Kabul, December 28, 2014. The American-led coalition in Afghanistan officially ended its combat mission on Sunday after a more than 13 year war that ousted the Taliban government in 2001. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani *U.S.-Led Mission In Afghanistan Ends Combat Role; Thousands Of Foreign Troops Remain -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan formally ended its combat mission on Sunday, more th... more »

Ayahuasca – Natural Medicine for Brain Disease, Cancer and Wellness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Daniel Gustafsson* - The rainforests of the earth are known to be an enormous resource and a necessity for upholding the ecosystem of the planet... The post Ayahuasca – Natural Medicine for Brain Disease, Cancer and Wellness appeared first on Waking Times.

The U.S. Military Has A Serious Desertion Problem

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
An American World War II firing squad, in this case executing a spy. YouTube/British Pathé *Tens Of Thousands Of Troops Deserting, Army Barely Prosecutes -- Daily Caller* Tens of thousands of soldiers have deserted the Army after long, drawn out deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan in dangerous conditions, but the military has proseuted just under 2,000 cases, Military.com reports. Over 20,000 soldiers have dropped out from the ranks since 2006, but only 1,900 cases have been prosectued. In most cases, desertion is usually easy to prove. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been the main poster ... more »

Iran Is Testing 'Suicide Drones'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Iran Tests 'Suicide Drone' -- Gizmodo* Today Iranian military forces tested various unmanned aircraft that some are calling "suicide drones." Because "suicide drone" sounded more intimidating than "model airplane that we could fly into things nearby." Iran has been conducting military exercises for the past week at the Strait of Hormuz near the Persian Gulf. The show of force has involved air, land, and sea maneuvers over 850,000 square miles. According to the Associated Press it's unclear which of Iran's unmanned aircraft are supposed to be the "suicide drone," but Iranian news ... more »

By 2025 Half of all US Children Will Have Autism and Monsanto is to Blame

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Dave Mihalovic* - The overuse of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide on our food is causing glyphosate toxicity and it is now being considered as the single most important factor in development of autism and other chronic disease. The post By 2025 Half of all US Children Will Have Autism and Monsanto is to Blame appeared first on Waking Times.

Commas are simpler

The Arthurian at The Rules of Exposition - 15 hours ago
I use commas to set off phrases, like this one, that add a little something to a sentence. But then (sometimes) I'll use parentheses instead, to place less emphasis on the interrupting phrase. And sometimes -- more noticeably -- I'll set a phrase off with dashes because I want more emphasis on it. But if I have a sentence that I want to be very, very clear, I only use the commas. The other forms add or subtract emphasis, and the change in emphasis gives the reader something else to think about. I don't want that. Even though the phrase in parentheses is least emphatic, it is the comm... more »

Advice From Sears

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ Robin Sears is a past master of political strategy. In this morning's *Toronto Star*, he offers strategic advice about how each of our three main leaders should approach the next election. Stephen Harper, he writes, will not be able to get by on his economic credentials: They are, as analysts would say, already “priced into his stock.” He is facing real opponents for the first time in his life, apart from the late Jack Layton explosion in 2011 that almost overwhelmed him. Trudeau may not look like a stat... more »

Another Duncan-Gates Plan Aims to Undercut Its Own Initiatives

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
When Obama and Duncan came to Washington, they went throttle up on the Bush-Spellings initiatives that had blown up public education in the U.S. They embraced the worst kinds of alternative certification no-prep teacher ed programs, gave a hundred million or so to the TFA fascist cult, attacked legitimate university teacher ed programs, helped to make accreditation a joke so that online diploma mills could get their stamps of approval, initiated VAM based teacher evaluation that sent the best remaining teachers in poor schools running for the leafy suburbs to survive the corporate ... more »

Interstellar dreams telling me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Gravity in which we all believe thank goodness there is one thing we can agree upon as for the rest its the planet open to be exploited by the best spokesman not spokesperson because when you want real facts science has proven men never listen to a women Keep up on your Morse code people In Executive action it saved us from a worse than 911 Event In Interstellar it saves humanity Just watch and learn about science and why we live today in relative modernity How can a scientist explain ISIS or so many jumbled similar forces there is no math that applies to mans irrational mind a mind ... more »

The Hippo Dies

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Hippo lying in the street in Miaoli.* No time for posting tonight... Straits Times on the hippo: A hippo in Taiwan died on Monday after suffering two accidents last week, once when it fell from a moving truck and again when its container was dropped as it was being returned to its pond. The animal, named "A Ho" after the Chinese word for hippo Ho Ma, was found dead in its pond at a farm in central Taichung city. Agriculture Minister Chen Bao-ji has slammed A Ho's owner, the head of a private ranch, for what he said was carelessness in transporting the animal and, while a post-mor... more »

Can you spot the missing word in this Daily Express headline? 'The majority of Brits now support an EU exit - so why no referendum?'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
'The majority of Brits now support an EU exit - so why no referendum?' The missing word is "that's" and it should be placed between "so" and "why". Thus the headline should properly read: 'The majority of Brits now support an EU exit - so that's why no referendum?' The Daily Express article is here.

A Slice (No, Roll) of Heaven: Pizza Egg Rolls

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
What would happen if you took two legendarily unhealthy foods and combined them? No, I'm not talking about the freak of nature turduken, or bacon donuts, it's something even better: pizza egg rolls. That's right, the deliciousness of pizza tucked inside a flavor-packed egg roll wrapper. It was something I'd daydreamed about for weeks before gathering up the courage to try it. After all, if it was horrible, would it ruin pizza and/or egg rolls for me? Thankfully, the pizza egg rolls turned out incredible! In fact, they are in contention for one of the top three places among the ma... more »

Iran Is Flooding Iraq With Military Advisors. Senior Iranian General Killed In Iraq By IS Sniper

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC). Reuters *Iranian Regime Expands Military Presence In Iraq: Report -- NCRI* The Iranian regime’s military involvement has dramatically increased in Iraq over the past year, the Washington Post reported citing U.S., Iraqi and Iranian sources. A senior Iranian cleric with close ties to Tehran’s leadership, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss security matters, said that since the Islamic State’s capture of much of northern Iraq in June, Iran has sent more than 1,000 military advisers to Iraq, as well as elite units, and has ... more »

Hamas prevents Gaza orphans visiting Israel - BBC News manage a not totally anti Israel piece!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
This BBC article on Gaza, Hamas and Israel manages some straight reporting, but also the usual sly anti Israel line. I haven't done a fisking of a piece for a while but since I have 5 minutes... 'Thirty-seven children whose parents were killed in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict have been prevented by Hamas from visiting Israel on a trip organised by peace activists. Hamas said they would have had to visit "settlements and occupied towns".' No interest from the BBC as to what towns Hamas might consider 'occupied'. This leaves the casual reader with the impression that occupied mea... more »

Iraqis Ponder What Comes Next

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A man walks past the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad's Sadr City, in this August 7, 2014 file photo. Credit: REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili/Files *Special Report: Their Nation In Pieces, Iraqis Ponder What Comes Next -- Isabel Coles, Ahmed Rasheed and Ned Parker, Reuters* (Reuters) - The machine gun poking out from between a framed portrait of a Shi'ite imam and a stuffed toy Minnie Mouse was trained on anyone who approached the checkpoint. Like dozens of other communities in Iraq, this small Sunni settlement in northern Salahuddin province’s Tuz Khurmatu district has been reduced to ... more »

Upgrade The U.S. Senate-- Carol Shea-Porter

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Very clear choice for 2016- Ayotte vs Shea-Porter New Hampshire has two congressional districts-- a red-leaning one (NH-01 with a PVI of R+1) and a blue-leaning one (NH-02, with a PVI of D+3). Obama won both districts in 2008 and 2012: *•* 2008 • NH-01- Obama- 186,561 (53%)- McCain- 163,941 (46%) • NH-02- Obama- 198,261 (56%)- McCain- 152,591 (43%) *•* 2012 • NH-01- Obama- 179,148 (50%)- Romney- 173,419 (48%) • NH-02- Obama- 190,413 (54%)- Romney- 156,499 (44%) It's been somewhat ironic that the stalwart progressive and advocate for New Hampshire's working families and middle class... more »

Iraq's Ghost Soldiers Continue To Exist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Not Fighting ISIS: How Iraq's 50,000 'Ghost Soldiers' Run Their Scam -- NBC* As a paid member of the Iraqi army, Mazin should be helping his country fight ISIS. Instead, the father-of-three is battling traffic as a taxi driver in Baghdad. Mazin is one of the 50,000 "ghost soldiers" who pay a portion of their monthly military salary to superior officers in exchange for not having to turn up for duty. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has vowed to put an end to the scam — which has weakened his U.S.-trained army in the face of an ISIS insurgency. "The reason behind doing this ... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Update ( December 29 , 2014 ) - Status of fighting at various fronts in both syria and Iraq ...... Status of political situations , cooperation to fight terrorism and peace talks for Iraq / Syria ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Links .... *Iranian General Killed by Sniper Fire in Iraq* Iranian General Among 292 Killed in Iraq Iraqi PM Calls for Regional Cooperation to Defeat Terrorism Syria to Discuss Russia Peace Plan Talks ISIS Executed Nearly 2,000 People in Syria in Six Months: Monitor Desperate for Soldiers, Assad's Government Imposes Harsh Recruitment Measures Tweets.... *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 16m16 minutes ago #Iraq — Five people killed and 21 injured in a suicide-bomb attack, which targeted a funeral tent in #Baghdad. *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 43m43 minutes ago Dozens of... more »

Police issues

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 17 hours ago
Question: How do you deal with mentally disturbed persons acting out with or without a weapon if you don't have the police on hand? There is a chance that today's police will kill the person by gunshot or some 'less lethal' device on their tool belt. Behaviour perceived as violent and the presence of a knife or some other weaponised object indicates 'threat' and the nature of threats are compared

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Top British universities 'ignoring final High School grades' in race to sign up bright students* Leading universities have been accused of undermining A-levels by accepting students before they sit their final exams in a “desperate” rush to fill places. Research by the Telegraph shows universities are preparing to make increasing numbers of “unconditional offers” to sixth-formers next year. Top research institutions including Birmingham, Lancaster, Nottingham, Leicester, Sussex and Queen Mary, University of London, will admit students en masse in some subjects without waiting fo... more »

Greece Political Update ( December 29 , 2014 ) Greek Parliament fails in third round voting to elect a President - Snap Elections set for January 25 , 2015 !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets... *Kathimerini English *‏@ekathimerini 8m 8 minutes ago EU says Greece must commit to Europe, back reforms http://dlvr.it/7yMYYY *Kathimerini English *‏@ekathimerini 8m 8 minutes ago 'Moment of truth has arrived," says deputy PM http://dlvr.it/7yMJMJ *Yannis Koutsomitis* @YanniKouts · 12m12 minutes ago #Greece FinMin Hardouvelis: Troika was supposed to return to Athens next weekend. Now we'll see... *Yannis Koutsomitis* @YanniKouts · 45m45 minutes ago #Greece Athens market now at -7.47%, financials -12.33%. #euro *Yannis Koutsomitis* @YanniKouts · 2h2 ... more »

Views my own

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
*“This isn’t our Homeland say envoys angered by TV thriller”* says a headline in the Times. (£) So Pakistani diplomats don’t like the portrayal of Islamabad in channel 4’s drama Homeland. *“A grimy hell-hole and war zone where shoot-outs and bombs go off with dead bodies scattered around.”* Okay. That is pretty much how I think of Islamabad, (though I’ve never been there) I thought. Always willing to test an argument by turning it on its head, I asked myself whether there was a parallel between this and the way Israel and/or Jews are relentlessly maligned in TV dramas. ‘We don’t lik... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Movements of Light become the movements of Gaia collective

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
*Movements of Light become the movements of Gaia collective* by ÉirePort Traditionals are abandoned for all time. New moments continue the line under Higher Guidance. Gaia initiatives begin as support energetics are in place. Movements of Light become the movements of Gaia collective. ÉirePort | December 29, 2014 at 10:43 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-tI

Pakistan's Former Military Leader Blames Afghanistan And India For The Savage Attack In Peshawar

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 19 hours ago
The rot starts at the top in Pakistan. *Check out, "Peshawar: As India mourns with Pakistan, Musharraf blames New Delhi, Kabul" Dawn, December 18, 2014.* *Also, check out, "Pakistan's Urdu Media Blames India For Peshawar Attack" Open The Magazine, December 22, 2014.* *An excerpt from, "After Peshawar, Expect Business As Usual In Pakistan" by C. Christine Fair, War on The Rocks, December 22, 2014: * LeT is an important ally of the Pakistani deep state. Unlike other militant groups that fractured and gave way to the TTP, LeT has never attacked within Pakistan. It has remained a loyal... more »

Transpicuous News Dec 28,2014: Planes, Ships, and the Bankmobile

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Good evening and Welcome to Transpicuous News- our final show of 2014! This week, while the public guzzled nog and loved and laughed with friends and family, many things things rumbled down the tube to change the world. We're going to discuss the missing Air Asia plane, the Sinking Ships, and who's driving the gettaway car for the banking mafia. Hang tight my friends, the road is really twisting and turning now! Below is a list of links to stories that I have been following this past week, I haven't put them in any particular order this time, but I will highlight a few that I t... more »

End of Innocence

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 21 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* This time of year, festivities, food, blissful blessings, giving thanks for what he have while $dollaring our way to soothing our troubled souls, yes it is that simple, fooling one`s own mind with platitudes and plankton.. Nothing to read this time of year, care nothing of the fate of the millionaires Vancouver Canuck hockey team, won`t bow to the perceived greatness of hockey, a child`s game stolen by corporations, media`s at the ready distraction, look over there the Canucks won again, lost again, dominated the front pages again and again to the point of n... more »

Viewing Russia From the Inside

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Insightful as always and very helpful. The solution is simply to try to do nothing. That really suits both parties. However, it does not make the path of the Ukraine any easier. Their best option would be to declare neutrality but then promote a vigorous trade relationship with both the EU and Russia while postponing EU membership until Russia itself is also ready to join. This even gives it leadership options. The important thing is to announce these policies to allow everyone to stand down. Doing sometyhing may be to establish a boundary commission along with the trad... more »

Russian Scientist Spies Mountain-sized Asteroid Heading our Way

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What this emphasizes is that any relatively small object that tracks an orbit conforming to that of Earth itself and close enough at hand is a prime candidate for an impact however distant that may be. Worse though that same object is been constantly disturbed in ways that make orbital prediction almost impossible. It is not well understood that we need to monitor our own satelites constantly to ensure they do not get lost and that is almost an easy problem. Thus these objects all need to be located and placed inside a probability equation that needs to be updated every centu... more »

New Evidence Suggests Stone Age Hunters from Europe Discovered America

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What is astonishing is that an ancient flint knife from Virginia came from France. This seriously supports active trading then and there rather than sporadic colonization. This happened 20,000 years ago when the Ice Age left the continental shelf bare and also exposed two massive island in between. Thus the trip distance to the islands would have been a few hundred miles at best and easy enough in the summer time. Better, the explorers would have been sailing into the wind. This allows a protracted advance in many directions followed by a quick scoot home. That trick pop... more »

How To Improve Your Posture in One Simple Step

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I will take this idea simply because it is a simple way to instill consciousness regarding one's posture. Just trying to remember to rotate one's palm upward kick starts your posture and practise will work. Sometimes the best fixes are something as trivial as this. Most of us have posture issues so i am sure this is welcome. Try it out. *How To Improve Your Posture in One Simple Step* *Sara Calabro* *Acutake Health* *http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/04/02/how-to-improve-your-posture-in-one-simple-step/* *Want to improve your posture quickly, for free, with almost zero eff... more »

The Pentagon Is Trying To Understand Why The Islamic State Is So Dangerous

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014 is pictured in this still frame from video obtained by Reuters October 7, 2014. *In Battle to Defang ISIS, U.S. Targets Its Psychology -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought help this summer in solving an urgent problem for the American military: What makes the Islamic State so dangerous? Trying to decipher this complex enemy — a hybrid terrorist org... more »

Christmas in Herradura 2014

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 23 hours ago
So, this was the first Christmas that Kurt and I were actually home! Normally, we travelled on Christmas, as it was a down time at work and the one time of the year we could get away for more than a few days at a time. Now, I live in paradise and truthfully have no desire to leave. I would like to see family for the holidays, but there is no way I am going back to Michigan in the cold. Thus, I decided to invite over our neighbor, RJ (who is also from the States) and make my first Christmas dinner ever! I started preparing dinner the day before. I prepared the dough for the roll... more »

U.K. Conducts Defense Review Of The Falklands After Learning That Russia Will Sell Long Range Bombers To Argentina

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* Russian-built Sukhoi Su-24 jets made available to Argentina. *EXCLUSIVE: Falklands Defence Review After Military Deal Between Russia And Argentina -- Express* DEFENCES on the Falklands are being reviewed after it emerged Russia plans to offer Argentina long-range bombers. The aircraft, which Moscow will swap for beef and wheat, would be able to mount air patrols over Port Stanley. Ministry of Defence officials fear Buenos Aires would take delivery of the planes well before the deployment in 2020 of the Navy’s 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and its F-3... more »

NATO's Buildup In The Black Sea Is Raising Concerns In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
USS Donald Cook.(Reuters / Bogdan Cristel) *Russia To Counteract NATO's Boosted Presence In Black Sea – Envoy -- RT* Moscow is being forced to come up with countermeasures in response to NATO's increased presence in the Black Sea, Russia’s envoy to the alliance said following an announcement on the arrival of another US warship in the area. “Unfortunately, the Black Sea is becoming a place where non-regional powers have a permanent presence. What they are doing there is unclear,” Aleksandr Grushko said. “Of course, we will take the necessary countermeasures,” he continued. Grushk... more »

Looks Like We Have A Police Problem-- Ask Frank Serpico... Or Jello Biafra

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A few days ago we took a look back on the 1992 war between the police and Body Count. They were hardly the only punk rock band to decry police racism and violence-- just the band that the police felt most threatened by. MDC never managed to sell the millions of records that Ice-T sold. Their music, which you can hear in the video above, was less accessible... and those initials stood, at least for a time when they moved from their native Austin to San Francisco, for Millions of Dead Cops. They did a lot of songs the police wouldn't have liked, like "I Remember" and "Dead Cops"-- a... more »

Videos: Iran Chat with Gary Sick + Amin Tarzi - What America Needs to Know about Iran

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*America and Iran are two stupid lovers who have bad girlfriends. America has Israel, who is abusing the kindness of America, and Iran has the Arabs, who are ungrateful about what Iran has sacrificed for the Palestinian cause. So they both deserve what they get for being stupid. * *Wikipedia: * Gary G. Sick (born 1935) is an American academic and analyst of Middle East affairs, with special expertise on Iran, who served on the staff of the U.S. National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan. He has written two books on U.S.-Iran relations, in addition to a numb... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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Pearson Overtakes Saudi Arabian Education System

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 1 day ago
This June 24, 2014, article is from Innovation Africa Kigali, Rwanda. It seems that Pearson– which already “has a significant presence in Saudi Arabia”– has “pledged its support for a new education initiative” in Saudi Arabia. Saudi King Abdullah is adding an extra $21 billion to the Saudi Arabian education budget. Pearson is there– already– to dip into those […]

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”; Jim Valvano, "Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2JtNQublQ “To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” - Jim Valvano

The Ride to Wounded Knee

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
  Photos by Ken Marchionno  Dec 28, 2014 http://300-miles.org/OT/index.html 300 Miles, The Oomaka Tokatakiya Future Generations Ride by Ken Marchionno and Students of the Future Generations Teen Photojournalism Project Thank you for sharing with Censored News!

Béji Caïd Essebsi: "My three goals as Tunisia’s president"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Earlier this week, Béji Caïd Essebsi became the first Tunisian freely elected president of the country.* *"While Tunisia's commitment to elections and other democratic processes has been inspiring, building deep roots for the democratic institutions and values that can stand the test of time will take years. Still, the country offers more hope than any other Muslim country shaken by the 2011 political upheavals and deserves as much political and economic support as the United States and Europe can muster."* *-- the conclusion of a NYT editorial,* "Tunisia Wins Again" *by Ken* The... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "An Ocean Apart"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
This video features sailing ships and dolphins as well as sun drenched shores. The music is from the CD/DVD "Deep Still Blue" by the band 2002. The title of the song is "An Ocean Apart". The software used is Apple's "Motion". - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BfPONyDT_WQ Long playlist by 2002: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqq5ELgfnYU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Sometimes galaxies form groups. For example, our own Milky Way Galaxy is part of the Local Group of Galaxies. Small, compact groups, like Hickson Compact Group 87 (HCG 87) shown above, are interesting partly because they slowly self-destruct. Indeed, the galaxies of HCG 87 are gravitationally stretching each other during their 100-million year orbits around a common center. The pulling creates colliding gas that causes bright bursts of star formation and feeds matter into their active galaxy centers. *Click image for larger size.* HCG 87 is composed of a large edge-on spiral galaxy... more »

Chet Raymo, "How Things Are"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How Things Are"* by Chet Raymo "Any global tradition needs to begin with a shared worldview - a culture-independent, globally accepted consensus as to how things are. From my perspective, this part is easy. How things are is, well, how things are: our scientific account of Nature, an account that can be called The Epic of Evolution. The Big Bang, the formation of stars and planets, the origin and evolution of life on this planet, the advent of human consciousness and the resultant evolution of cultures - this is the story, the one story, that has the potential to unite us, becaus... more »

"A Good Fight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow." ~ William McFee

“A Dream Within A Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Alan Parsons Project, “A Dream Within A Dream” "For my own part, I have never had a thought Which I could not set down in words With even more distinctness that which I conceived it. There is however a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy Which are not thoughts and to which as yet I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, Alas how rarely, only at epochs Of most intense tranquillity When the bodily and mental health are in perfection. And those mere points of time When the confines of the waking world Blend with the world of dreams. And ... more »

The Poet: David Wagoner, “Old Man, Old Man”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Old Man, Old Man”* "Young men, not knowing what to remember, Come to this hiding place of the moons and years, To this Old Man. Old Man, they say, where should we go? Where did you find what you remember? Was it perched in a tree? Did it hover deep in the white water? Was it covered over With dead stalks in the grass? Will we taste it If our mouths have long lain empty? Will we feel it between our eyes if we face the wind All night, and turn the color of earth? If we lie down in the rain, can we remember sunlight? He answers, I have become the best and worst I dreamed. When I move my f... more »

"The Land Of Dreams..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Father, O father! what do we here In this land of unbelief and fear? The Land of Dreams is better far, Above the light of the morning star.” - William Blake, “The Land of Dreams”

Free Download: Jiddu Krishnamurti, “The Book of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti Freely download “The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti, here: - http://keychests.com/item.php?v=ucpoaaqjnwg

The United States Air Force vs. the UFO Witnesses

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
As I was completing my final UFO book, I ran into a number of things that were somewhat disturbing. Some of those were the ongoing Air Force attitude that these things weren’t alien in nature, those who saw them were somehow deluded, and it was the Air Force mission to convince people that UFOs were an illusion. It didn’t matter to them how honest the witnesses might be, how carefully they had made their observations, or what their level of education or expertise might be. The Air Force mission was to stop the UFO reports. If they had to lie about it, misrepresent the situation, hid... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Saint-genis-laval, Rhone-Alpes, France. Thanks for stopping by.

"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"* by The DailyOM "Often it takes something major to wake us up as we struggle to maintain an illusion of control. In life, most of us want things to go to the places we have envisioned ourselves going. We have plans and visions, some of them divinely inspired, that we want to see through to completion. We want to be happy, successful, and healthy, all of which are perfectly natural and perfectly human. So when life takes us to places we didn’t consciously want to go, we often feel as if something has gone wrong, or we must have made a mis... more »

Ever Think About Converting To Catholicism?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I've always been a spiritually-inclined person, even-- or especially-- when I was taking acid and wandering around the world from Sufi sites in Turkey, Hindu sites in India, Buddhist sites in Thailand to Jesus' birthplace in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve and a Jewish synagogue in Yangon. I worked in a non-sectarian meditation center in Amsterdam for four years and experienced all I could in the way of spirituality. Organized religion, on the other hand, has never been for me. My father, a devout atheist, told me they were all run by hucksters looking to enrich themselves with a minimu... more »

What's Wrong With The U.S. Secret Service?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Critical Decisions After 9/11 Led To Slow, Steady Decline In Quality For Secret Service -- Washington Post* The Secret Service began struggling to carry out its most basic duties after Congress and the George W. Bush administration expanded the elite law enforcement agency’s mission in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. According to government documents and interviews with dozens of current and former officials, the recent string of security lapses at the White House resulted from a combination of tight budgets, bureaucratic battles and rapidly growing demands on ... more »

(Former IMF Chief Economist:  Break Up Citigroup!)  Obamacare Spending All Dumped into the Third Quarter in Order to Maintain the Illusion of Economic Recovery . . . The Financial Media by Refusing to Ask Obvious Questions Have Left the American People Unprepared for Another Drop in Living Standards and Ability to Cope

Sardonicky has the last word on our last words of the year. Don't miss them. They are more than worth your time. The Game's Afoot! Dr. Pangloss Amuck. Former IMF Chief Economist: Break Up Citigroup By Simon Johnson, Project Syndicate 27 December 14 merica’s presidential campaign is already well underway. The election is not until November 2016, and very few candidates have formally

“The Old Man And the Sea”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Old Man And the Sea”* by James Quinn "Ernest Hemingway is one of the most renowned writers in American history, with classics such as "A Farewell to Arms," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and "The Sun Also Rises" to his credit. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. He constructed a new literary style characterized by lean, hard, sparse dialogue. He influenced literature and young authors for decades. As a teenager I was immediately drawn to his gritty realistic novels. There was no nonsense to his novels. They always involved man’s struggle against death and hardship. Mos... more »

Soldiers in UK need police protection, but the rest of us have none. Madness

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 1 day ago
The UK is a basket case. It is governed by people who despise the indigenous population and who only see us in terms of how much money we can make for them. Our safety, our opinions, our lives - these don't matter to them one iota. We 'plebs'; we factory-fodder; we ordinary people - we are hated by our rulers. They insult us by daring to call our country a democracy, when it is plain for all to see that if one doesn't play the 'soggy biscuit game' at Harrow, Eton or similar degenerate's paradise, then one simply has no chance of getting into parliament. Yes, their are women ther... more »

Pakistan Is Not A Fan Of The TV Series 'Homeland'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Pakistani Officials Furious Over ‘Homeland’ -- New York Post* Claire Danes is lucky no Emmy voters live in Islamabad. Pakistani officials are furious with Showtime after watching the fourth season of its hit show “Homeland,” which they say portrays their country as an ugly, ignorant, terror-plagued “hellhole.” The diplomats took copious notes of every slight while binge-watching all 12 episodes — including the lack of greenery in the depiction of the nation’s capital, Islamabad. They complained directly to producers of the Emmy-winning drama, but their gripes fell on deaf ears, ... more »

Terror Victims Confront ISIS Detainees on Iraqi TV

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Title: Terror Victims Confront ISIS Detainees on Iraqi TV. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: December 28, 2014. Description: In an Al-Iraqiyya TV program, titled "In the Grip of the Law," ISIS detainees are taken to the scene of a terror attack, where they are confronted by members of their victims' families. The program aired on December 24.

"For This Is What We Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more. Think. Act. Feel. Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world. Drag our shadowed crosses into the hope of another night. Push our brave hearts into the promise of a new day. With love: the passionate search for truth other than our own. With longing: the pure, ineffable yearning to be saved. For so long as fate keeps waiting, we live on. God help us. God forgive us. We live on.” - Gregory David Roberts, “Shantaram”

"Why People Are Sad..."

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

"How Are Things Going, Joe?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“You go up to a man, and you say, "How are things going, Joe?" and he says, "Oh fine, fine — couldn't be better." And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn't be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody's having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.” - Kurt Vonnegut

"Argument: Stepping Back from Anger"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Argument: Stepping Back from Anger"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "The emotional trigger than begins an argument may have little to do with your present situation, but has dug up a wound. When we find ourselves in an argument, we may feel like we are losing control of emotions that have taken on lives of their own. When we can become aware that this is happening, taking a deep breath can help us step back from the situation. Once we can separate ourselves from the heat of the moment, we may find that the emotional trigger that began the argument has little to do with the presen... more »

2015 Feliz Año Nuevo - Happy New Year Free Wallpapers II

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 1 day ago
Hola! Esta es la segunda parte de nuestra mega colección de *imágenes, fondos y wallpapers de Año Nuevo 2015 con mensajes en Español y en Inglés*. Se trata de una bonita serie que le ofrecemos a usted en exclusiva para que los comparta en sitios web, foros, blogs y redes sociales. Son hermosas *imágenes* coloridas con mensajes como *"Feliz Año Nuevo" y "Happy New Year"*. Son diseños especiales en fondos y wallpapers coloridos y con un gran número *2015* en ilustraciones listas para ser parte de nuestras felicitaciones para este año venidero que seguramente será de mucho éxito y ben... more »

Flurries

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Various fleeting thoughts have been floating across my mind today, falling like snowflakes... **** Firstly, Maureen Lipman on *Broadcasting House *describing the British media's coverage of the Syrian conflict: I've seen no pictures. I've seen nothing on 24 hour news. I am well accustomed to seeing every rooftop that descends in Gaza because that's where all the reporters are, in the same hotel, all chatting away and all swapping photos. But as far as Syria's concerned, they're all absolutely petrified to do anything or report on anything. That seems to me to be a pretty good d... more »

Does China Control Access To The Internet Within Its Borders?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think -- Brendon Hong, Daily Beast* *China takes great pains to regulate Internet users within its border, but civil unrest remains largely uncensored—and helps the government gauge public sentiment.* HONG KONG—Last year, I met a Chinese graduate student on a tour of the northeastern United States before his first day at Harvard. At the time, news about the purge of Bo Xilai, a princeling and member of China’s Central Politburo, was still making waves in China. Over chilled beers, he shared a few observations: “Everybody is talking about Bo Xila... more »

Tanker Enemy - Chemtrails - The Secret War

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
so, we have to leave it to the Italians to come up with a decent chemtrails documentary? The major contention of this documentary made by anti-War World group Tanker Enemy is that The Weather or The Sky has been manipulated in various chemical and electromagnetic ways to look like *NATURAL DISASTERS ARE KILLING OFF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE* each event, and that this activity has been UN-sponsored since 1966. The producers of this documentary suggest that this is the role of these so-called chemtrails, "To evoke natural slaughter and deterioration of the human species on a massive scale."... more »

Exploding Navy Budget Threatens Food Stamps

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
I leave early Monday for St. Mary's, Georgia where I will join the annual King's Bay nuclear submarine base protest vigil on New Year's Eve. This alternative New Year event has been going on for something like 35 years. While I lived in Florida I must have attended more than 20 of these. Folks hold a retreat, share food, and review their activism at the Crooked River State Park which is located next door to the nuclear sub base. I've missed these events since we moved to Maine in 2003 and was excited to be invited to come and speak during the retreat this year. (President Jimm... more »

Miley Cyrus goes topless in sultry bedroom snap as she hits out at censorship on Instagram - Daily Mail obviously don't do irony

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
This Daily Mail article includes this line: 'Free The Nipple is an equality movement that's meant to empower women across the world, against female oppression and censorship, as many states still have laws against public toplessness.' The photos of Miley Cyrus that accompany the article have Miley Cyrus's nipples obscured or airbrushed out... Hmmmm The Daily Mail obviously don't do irony.

China Confirms That It Is Testing Missiles With MIRV Capabilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* China's DF-41 missile *Chinese Military Confirms DF-41 Flight Test -- Bill gertz, Washington Free Beacon* *Beijing says new multi-warhead missile does not change nuclear policy* China’s People’s Liberation Army on Thursday confirmed that its military conducted a flight test of a new long-range missile that U.S. intelligence agencies say involved the use of simulated multiple warheads. “China has the legitimate right to conduct scientific tests within its border and these scientific tests are not targeting any country or target,” PLA Sr. Col. Yang Yujun told reporters at a... more »

american torture

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The truth won't change just because you got offended !

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