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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

30 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

10:39pm MT

Before The Selma March Massacre There Was B. Bumble & The Stingers And... Tchaikovosky

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 38 minutes ago
With apologies to Ken-- and in recognition of all the work he's done to make sure everyone at *DWT* knows everything there is to know about *The Nutcracker*-- I wanted to mention something not many people do remember about the score to that 1892 ballet. First though, by way of a little refresher, this is a performance by the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Volker Hartung, filmed in Hamburg, February 1, 2009. Officially Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite op.71a, it is better known in America as the *March of the Toy Soldiers*. And there was a 1962 version, ... more »

For Ukraine This Has Been The Worst Year Since World War II

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 38 minutes ago
Euronews: *Ukraine turns its back on its ‘worst year since World War II’* *My Comment:* It has been a year and a half since I last visited Ukraine .... it feels like a decade. And I must confess .... when I was last there .... the last thing that was on my mind was the possibility of unrest, civil disorder, revolution, civil war, and economic collapse. Yup .... my mind and focus was on places like Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc .... but never on my backyard. I guess this is why the video below hits home ....

It Looks Like NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Is Going To Stay In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Intriguing image from Citizenfour of Ed Snowden and his girlfriend making food together in Moscow, via @NewYorker pic.twitter.com/vVu3lHvpDw — Tom Parfitt (@parfitt_tom) October 11, 2014 RT: *Meet Edward Snowden’s new friend: Rick the dog* *WNU Editor:* I openly speculated last year that Edward Snowden must be an idiot to give up his Hawaiian home, well paying job, and a girlfriend who was devoted to him .... for principle and getting stuck for the rest of his life in Moscow. Hmmmm .... if the above picture is any indication .... I was clearly wrong about the girlfriend. As to him... more »

Russian Foreign Minister: New U.S. Sanctions Will End Russian Cooperation On Iran And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (Reuters) IBTimes: *Russia warns West's increasing sanctions could end cooperation on Syria, Iran* *WNU Editor:* U.S. - Russian relations are in tatters .... and as a result Russia has little if any interest to now help the U.S. on any issue. The same can be said about the U.S. .... they also have zero interest in helping Russia on any issue. As to the threat from Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov that Russia will end cooperation with the U.S. on Iran and Syria .... from where I am standing .... they hav... more »

Musical Interlude: Ocarina, "Song Of Ocarina"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Ocarina, "Song Of Ocarina" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EneCMurZRpY

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“What's going on in the center of this spiral galaxy? Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance include an unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on. *Click image for larger size.* Billions of old stars cause the diffuse glow of the extended central bulge. Close inspection of the bulge in the above photograph shows many points of light that are actua... more »

"It Come, Then, To This..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"It comes, then, to this: that to be "viable", livable, or merely practical, life must be lived as a game - and the "must" here expresses a condition, not a commandment. It must be lived in the spirit of play rather than work, and the conflicts which it involves must be carried on in the realization that no species, or party to a game, can survive without its natural antagonists, its beloved enemies, its indispensable opponents. For to "love your enemies" is to love them *as *enemies; it is not necessarily a clever device for winning them over to your side. The lion lies down with ... more »

Was The Peshawar School Attack A False Flag Black Op By The ISI, Blackwater, And The CIA?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
For documentation, background info, and details of the Peshawar school attack check out Aangirfan's post from December 18 called, *"Security Services Did Peshawar School Massacre." * There are many interesting things in that post that the media hasn't reported on, like the fact that there was a first aid drill going on prior to the attack. Also, the army and police arrived late to the scene of the crime despite the building being a highly valued military school where Pakistani officers send their children. Those two details immediately raise suspicion about this attack. The first... more »

Did The U.S. Offer A Prisoner Swap With Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The armed forces identification card of Iranian-American Amir Mirza Hekmati is seen in this undated still image taken from video in an undisclosed location made available to Reuters TV on January 9, 2012. Credit: Reuters/via Reuters TV *Reuters*: U.S. calls for release of Americans in Iran, denies swap deal *WNU Editor:* The U.S. is denying these reports .... but this White House has a history of making deals with groups that they vowed they would not make deals with .... especially when it came to hostages/prisoners. *More News On Reports Of A U.S. Offer To Swap Prisoners With Ira... more »

The Magister's Apprentice : Clara Oswin/Oswald and the Secret War Inside Freemasonry

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*Magician, Magickian, Mage, Magus or Magister...?* *"You know what's even rarer in this world? Second chances - I don't even know who to thank..."* *The Reverand Mr Magister.* *Magister, High Priest of Azæl the Fallen Angel,* *Practioner of the Black Arts and Occult Science of the Dæmons of Dæmos* *Magickian.* *The Twelth Doctor - Who Dresses like a Magician.* *Honking, Great, Unfinished Pyramid, situated right in the middle of Central London...* *...and situated in direct opposition to the 3 W Offices...* *Aka, The Master's TARDIS, aka Cyber-Control.* "On his return, Wren sub... more »

Venezuela Is On The Brink Of Default

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Time: *Low Oil Prices Pushing Venezuela Towards Default* *WNU Editor*: The lineups (see the above video) remind me of the old Soviet Union .... all this wealth .... but everyone (with the exception of those at the top in government) are poor. *More News On Venezuela's Economic Crisis * Venezuela Confirms Recession, Highest Inflation in Americas -- VOA Venezuela's president blames opposition for deep recession -- AP Maduro blames plunging oil prices on U.S. 'war' vs Russia, Venezuela -- Reuters Venezuela accuses US of starting oil war to 'destroy' Russia and Venezuela -- Al Jazeera... more »

E. J. Dionne Jr. urges that "all sides stop fighting and pool their energies to easing the marriage and family crisis that is engulfing working-class Americans"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Says E.J.: "Kenworthy’s argument is that we can 'successfully embrace both flexibility and security, both competition and social justice.' His wish list is a straightforward set of progressive initiatives."* *"We now seem to be living in the Age of High C, a period when every fight is Armageddon, every foe is a monster, and every issue is either the key to national survival or the doorway to ruin. . . ."When I look around, I see a lot of liberals who live quite traditional family lives and even go regularly to churches, synagogues and mosques. I see a lot of conservatives who a... more »

7 Under-Reported Conflicts In 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A gun fight between loyalists of former president Francois Bozize and ex-rebels who ousted him killed nearly 55 people in Central African Republic. (Photo : Twitter) *Washington Post:* *7 awful conflicts that were under-reported in 2014* *WNU Editor:* Libya, Yemen, Assam, The Sudans, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia/Kenya .... 7 conflicts that are always covered by this blog. I would also add .... Central African Republic, Mali, Colombia, and Congo.

Chet Raymo, “Holy Ignorance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Holy Ignorance” * by Chet Raymo “At a press conference in 2002, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously explained foreign policy: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know." The same can be said of science. The textbooks are full of known knowns. We are quite confident affirming the circulation of the blood, the distance to the Sun, the common descent of animals and plants. I sit h... more »

Dec. 30+: Lord love a duck....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 5 hours ago
...the Irving press is still plunging. On p. A1, the big story is a human interest, shed a happy tear story about a South Korean family here in Moncton that is going to be allowed to stay here. But that's not the real story at all. The real story is that they were admitted to Canada in 2003, worked hard to set up a successful business, then were told by Canada Immigration in 2011 to go back to South Korea. But public pressure forced Canada Immigration to back off. This is not really a story about a happy ending for the family. It's a story about the bizarre behaviour of Immigration... more »

Libya Updates ( December 30 , 2014 ) -- Oil tanks still burn at Al Sidra as the conflicts rage on ..... EU threatens both sides with sanctions - as if ? News of the day from the war torn and troubled nation ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Tweets...... *Caleb Weiss* ‏@Weissenberg7 3h 3 hours ago Ansar al Sharia #*Libya* operating a checkpoint in #*Benghazi* Retweeted 38 times *Zaid Benjamin* ‏@zaidbenjamin Dec 29 #IS claims responsibility for the beheading of activist Abdelsalam Al-Bargathi who was abducted in #*Benghazi* #*Libya* [image: Embedded image permalink] *LibyaAlHurra* @LibyaAlHurraTV · 6h6 hours ago Tobruk Medical Center:18 wounded including 3 children,1 Bangladeshi national,1 head injury,1 in ICU. The others have various injuries.#Libya LibyaAlHurra retweeted *Good M... more »

The Poet: Rolf Jacobsen, "When They Sleep"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"When They Sleep" "All people are children when they sleep. There's no war in them then. They open their hands and breathe in that quiet rhythm heaven has given them. They pucker their lips like small children and open their hands halfway, soldiers and statesmen, servants and masters. The stars stand guard and a haze veils the sky, a few hours when no one will do anybody harm. If only we could speak to one another then when our hearts are half-open flowers. Words like golden bees would drift in. God, teach me the language of sleep." - Rolf Jacobsen, "The Roads Have Come to an End Now"

"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid" Author Unknown "Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be smooth; in fact, throughout our travels, we will encounter many challenges. Some of these challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and faith. Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles that will come between the paths that we are destined to take. In order to follow the right path, we must overcome these obstacles. S... more »

"No Bragging Point..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“It shouldn’t be a bragging point that “Oh, I don’t get involved in politics,” as if that makes you somehow cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn’t insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.” – Bill Maher

Kahlil Gibran, “Children of Gods, Scions of Apes”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Children of Gods, Scions of Apes”* by Kahlil Gibran "All that you see was and is for your sake. The numerous books, uncanny markings, and beautiful thoughts are the ghosts of souls who preceded you. The speech they weave is a link between you and your human siblings. The consequences that cause sorrow and rapture are the seeds that the past has sown in the field of the soul, and by which the future shall profit. My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me to love what the people abhor and to show good will toward the one they hate. It showed me that Love is a property not of the ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ma5tF6TJpA “I can't run no more with that lawless crowd, while the killers in high places say their prayers out loud. But they've summoned, they've summoned up a thundercloud, and they're going to hear from me...” Good luck, and God help us all, in 2015...

"The American People Are Utterly Clueless About What Is Going To Happen As We Enter 2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The American People Are Utterly Clueless About* * What Is Going To Happen As We Enter 2015"* by Michael Snyder "The American people are feeling really good right about now. For example, Gallup’s economic confidence index has hit the highest level that we have seen since the last recession. In addition, nearly half of all Americans believe that 2015 will be a better year than 2014 was, and only about 10 percent believe that it will be a worse year. And a lot of people are generally feeling quite good about the people that have been leading our nation. According to Gallup, once agai... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 30, 2014* As AirAsia debris found, Indonesia learns from Malaysia mistakes -- Jeffrey Hutton, CSM Who Will Get AsiaAir 8501’s Black Boxes? -- Clive Irving, Daily Beast Iran Is Getting Away With Murder -- Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic An opening in Afghanistan: Kabul’s deal with Pakistan -- Amir Taheri, New York Post FBI Fixated on North Korea for Sony Hack Despite New Evidence -- Shane Harris, Daily Beast China’s economic vulnerabilities -- Peter Drysdale, East Asia Forum Ebola Leaves West African Economies Ailing Heading Into... more »

World News Briefs -- December 30, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*MIDDLE EAST* UN Security Council* rejects Palestinian resolution*. UN rejects Palestinian resolution* to end Israel's occupation*. U.S.-led coalition air strikes *hit Islamic State in Syria, Iraq*. Islamic State group *claims suicide attack in Iraq*. ISIS claims car bomb *targeting Syria gas plant.* Residents of eastern Syria create* popular resistance group to battle IS*. US does not back *UN Palestinian statehood resolution*. Iran says nuclear talks set for Jan 15, *vows to stand firm*. U.S. names more *Iran targets for sanctions*. US Treasury *enforces Iranian sanctions*. ... more »

Taliban Claim Victory Over NATO, But They Were Never The Target

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
If it helps their morale to claim victory over NATO, then have at it. Shoot your crappy guns in the air, repeat your AllahuAkbars and celebrate like fools. But the Taliban was never the real target of NATO operations in Afghanistan, and neither was the invented al-Qaeda, so for the Taliban to claim victory is pathetic. Waiting out a foreign army on your own soil is nothing to brag about. That's what you're supposed to do, as Chris Rock would say. If the Taliban defeats the corrupt and deceitful army of Pakistan on Pakistani soil, only then will they have the right to brag. The U... more »

They Say The Wars Are Ending, But It Appears That They Will Still Go On

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A U.S. soldier kneels at the memorial for Army Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Morris and Spc. Wyatt Martin on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2014. The soldier is assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Vance Trenke AP: *US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on* *WNU Editor:* I definitely do not see any light at the end of the tunnel.

Do Cosmic Rays Evolve Consciousness And Transform DNA?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Elina St-Onge* - The effects of cosmic rays on our own genetics has led to mutations within the body, within the mind, the brain, that has altered our perception of reality… The post Do Cosmic Rays Evolve Consciousness And Transform DNA? appeared first on Waking Times.

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Abu Al-Gheit: John McCain Is a Crazy Man

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Crazy Jihadis and crazy Senators like John McCain have teamed up in Syria to make a crazy war.* "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enou... more »

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 8

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*• Things to come: Forward into the past! (11 Presidential Dream Tickets)• Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 9: Former republican VP nominee Paul "Crazy Eyes" Ryan• Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 10: Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association* *You Can't Make This Stuff Up Dept.:* *On FOX "News" for March 3, "America's Mayor" makes known his preference for Vladimir Putin over President Obama: "Putin makes a decision, and he executes it, quickly. . . . That's what you call a leader." (See Presidential Dream Ticket #2.)* *Crackpot Utopia:* *A dream world as envisioned by... more »

Russian Opposition Activist Aleksey Navalny Arrested At Moscow Rally

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*RT:* *Opposition activist Navalny detained at Moscow rally, defying house arrest* *WNU Editor:* He just could not lie down and stay quiet. Kudos for what he is trying to do .... unfortunately .... he is probably going to be back in jail. A few thousand also showed up to voice support for him with a few hundred being arrested. And while I do not expect Aleksey Navalny to be a threat to President Putin .... making him a martyr by putting him in jail will bring headaches to Putin in the future. *Russian Opposition Activist Aleksey Navalny Arrested At Moscow Rally* Putin critic Nava... more »

Newscasters Feed You with More Scripted Corporate News

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video -* Another peak at scripted corporate news that feed the brains of whoever's watching mainstream media. The post Newscasters Feed You with More Scripted Corporate News appeared first on Waking Times.

Top 10 Results of the NYPD's Work Slowdown

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
A study by the *New York Post* reveals that since this time last year, arrests have been down for the New York City Police Department. Specifically, "arrests are down 66% overall, drug arrests are down by 84%, and summons and tickets for minor offenses are down by a mind-blowing 94% since last year." Despite the slow down beginning last year before Mayor Bill deBlasio was elected, His Honor has been blamed for the Police Benevolent Association and police unions calling for what amounts to an undeclared strike. But along with the lower arrest rates, what other results have come... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
For the past six - seven years I have been using a certain format to post stories on this blog. Picture or video, followed by a copy of a portion of a news story, it's link, and then other links that add content to the story. Unfortunately .... Google has now told me that because of copyright laws changing in Europe .... this is no longer permitted (they call it .... FRAMING THIRD PARTY CONTENT). So there will now be a new format effective immediately .... and I can only hope that the Google Overlords will be satisfied with this change. If not .... well then .... I will then think ... more »

"The Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Insanity in individuals is something rare- but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"How It Really Is"

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

"Am I Wrong to Doubt the Government's Economic Figures?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Am I Wrong to Doubt the Government's Economic Figures?"* by Bill Bonner "Has anyone seen my charger?" was probably the most common question heard in the Bonner household this Christmas. Everyone has an electronic communication device of some sort. Every device has a charger. And at any given moment its owner can't find it. iPhones and chargers all look alike. If you are in a house full of young people, and you are slightly retarded, the one in your pocket probably belongs to someone else. That leaves the poor owner disconnected from what he believes is the real world – the world ... more »

Schedule note: Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 8 -- coming up at 6pm ET/3pm PT

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*You Can't Make This Stuff Up Dept.:* *On FOX "News" (March 3), "America's Mayor" rates Vladimir Putin over President Obama: "Putin makes a decision, and he executes it, quickly. . . . That's what you call a leader."* Sorry, minor technical difficulties here, but we'll be back with Part 8 of Noah's "2014 in Review" at 6pm ET/3pm PT. -- *Ken* #

(War On the Working Class?)  Bilderbergians Love Austerity (For YOU) What It Means To Your Future  (New Enemies Needed To Ward Off Boredom)  Corruption in DOJ Prosecutions?  (Say It Ain't So, Beau!)

Such conditions require a country to “fix the problem” that created its fiscal crisis. But the main problem facing countries, according to bankers, economists, technocrats and politicians, is that they spend far too much money on social services that benefit their populations. Therefore, in order for a country to be able to borrow, it must implement “correct” policies designed to balance

"Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! (With Apologies To Jim Nabors)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! * *(With Apologies To Jim Nabors)"* by Joseph W. Martin, Jr. "The conservative voters who cast their ballots for Republicans on the basis of their opposition to Presidential amnesty, Obamacare, out of control spending and the like are at this point disappointed, dare I say angry at the mainline Republicans aligning with Democrats to pass yet another massive spending bill. If this were just a short term continuing resolution too keep government functioning until the new congress is seated the reaction might not have been so visceral, but this was a 7 m... more »

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Catelli at Not Quite Unhinged - 9 hours ago
"Proposal: Real XMas tree retailers be made responsible for used tree pickup and disposal. Pass costs on to consumers, not municipalities." Why is waste collection a municipal responsibility? Why do our property taxes have to subsidize taking away our neighbour's garbage? This question starts running through my head every time the waste disposal issue hits the political and social radar.

Kodi

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Kodi, Kodi Kodi. Its Tora Tora Tora for cable companies. It works on any platform including a $35 raspberry that turns any TV with an HDMI or USB port into a dream portal of free streaming entertainment. I am still learning about it. I was up and running in about 15 mins watching an earlier video. It is very difficult to use it without watching stuff that may or many not be legal. I have not been able to stream NHL games so far. I live in Canada where downloading is not a criminal offence, but leaves you open to a maximum $5000 civil judgement penalty. In theory that would me... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Serious Radiation Leak Reported At Ukraine's Main Nuclear Plant

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Radioactive Leak At Major Ukrainian Nuclear Plant – Report -- RT* A radioactive leak has been detected at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, the largest in Europe, a media report says, citing the country’s emergency services. The report claims that levels of radiation are 16.8 times the legally permitted norm. LifeNews published a leaked report by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, which denies an earlier assessment by the plant’s authorities that the radiation at the facility is equal to the natural background following an incident on Sunday. *Read more* ..... *Up... more »

Islamic State Posts 'Interview' With Captured Jordanian Fighter Pilot. Utilizes Social Media To Decide His Execution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Photo: *The image of al-Kasasba IS posted online. TheJournal.ie *Islamic State Releases Q&A 'Interview' With Captured Jordanian Fighter Pilot -- Liz Fields, VICE News* The Islamic State released what is allegedly a short question and answer-style interview with the Jordanian pilot captured by the militants last week after his plane was downed over the militant stronghold of Raqqa, in northern Syria. The purported interview was published in Dabiq, the English-language version of the militants' online magazine. It quotes 1st. Lt. Muath al-Kasaesbeh as stating that his coalition F-1... more »

Chile: No Connection Between UFOs and Chupacabras (2002)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
*Chile: No Connection Between UFOs and Chupacabras(2002)* *By Liliana Núñez Orellana* For any reader interested in finding a connection between the slayings of animals attributed to creatures known as “Chupacabras” and the UFO phenomenon, the simplest procedure would consist in scanning the press for both types of stories. If we compare them in volume, we shall see a significant imbalance that would suggest, initially, a lack of connection between both phenomena. Nonetheless, an analysis of the scant journalistic manifestation serves to dispel this preconception even further. Let... more »

MJ-12 and 1985

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 10 hours ago
While I know that many people are tired of the arguments about the authenticity of MJ-12, and while I really don’t want to open up another assault on my integrity based on my objections to MJ-12 documents, I have discovered something about them that hasn’t been reported. It suggests, once again, who might have had a hand in creating the documents, and it reinforces the idea that these documents were created in the mid-1980s for personal gain and not in 1952 for the President-elect. I was searching for another file, when I noticed one that was out of place. I opened it out of curios... more »

al-Shabab Intelligence Chief Killed In U.S. Drone Strike (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*US Strike In Somalia 'Killed al-Shabab Intelligence Chief' -- BBC* A leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group was killed by a US air strike on Monday, Somali officials say. The intelligence chief, named as Abdishakur, was part of a unit responsible for suicide attacks, security officials said. US defence chiefs did not confirm whether the al-Shabab leader had died. Washington has supported an African Union (AU) force which has driven the fundamentalist group from strongholds across the country since 2011. On Monday the US said it had targeted a "senior leader" of al-Shabab in the ... more »

Distruptive Technology

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
There has to be more behind the oil price collapse than meets the eye. Something is coming, some truth will explain the fall. You do not give up trillions of wealth like the Saudis are without a good reason. What is the reason? I believe the invisible hand has been wearing Goldman Sachs for close to eternity. So show me the money!!!

The Global Drug War: Ten Critical Developments in 2014

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Nick Alexandrov * - As criticism of the world's war on drugs grew louder, legalization and prevention made some strides—even as violence, poverty and other social ills afflicted countries from Mexico to Greece to Ukraine to China. The post The Global Drug War: Ten Critical Developments in 2014 appeared first on Waking Times.

Attempted Coup Put Down In The African Country Of Gambia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Gambian Soldiers Attempt Coup While President Is Abroad -- The Guardian/AFP* *Three suspects killed by forces loyal to Yahya Jammeh following attack on presidential palace in Banjul* A group of disaffected soldiers launched a foiled coup bid in the Gambia on Tuesday while the president was abroad, military and diplomatic sources said. Forces loyal to President Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled the west African country for 20 years, killed three suspects including the alleged ringleader – an army deserter, a military officer said. The officer, speaking from Bissau, said the deserter –... more »

Czech army physician returns NATO medals

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*Translation by L.M., original here; RT story* This is an example of gestures that are either weakly or strongly endorsed by roughly 50% of Czechs. I partly agree with the spirit of the letter – long-time TRF readers probably know where I would disagree, too. Dr Marek Obrtel: open letter to the defense minister Dear Mr Minister, due to the reasons I elaborate upon on the attached 3-page letter which is an attachment to this document, I urge you deprive me of the badges of honor from the military operations of the Army of the Czech Republic performed under the NATO umbrella. I th... more »

AirAsia Flight 8501 News Updates -- December 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*AirAsia Crash Victims Found: Six Bodies From Doomed Jet Are Recovered From The Java Sea -- Daily Mail* * Bodies of crash victims spotted floating in sea off coast of Borneo Island * At least six bodies recovered from the water by Indonesian naval vessel * Officials have now confirmed wreckage is from AirAsia flight 8501 * Navy spokesman earlier claimed 40 bodies were retrieved from Java Sea * But this figure has now been corrected to six by search and rescue teams Rescue workers searching for the doomed AirAsia flight 8501 have recovered six bodies from the Java Sea, Indonesian se... more »

World News Briefs -- December 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*At Least 40 Bodies Recovered in Search for Missing AirAsia Jet -- Voice of America* Indonesian officials have recovered at least 40 bodies from the sea near the wreckage of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed during a storm Sunday. Local television Tuesday showed rescue helicopters pulling bodies from the Java Sea, about 160 kilometers off the coast of Borneo Island. Families of some of the 162 people on board AirAsia Flight 8501 burst into tears and hugged one another after seeing the images of the floating bodies, which were not wearing life jackets, and wreckage. *Read more... more »

FOR THE NEW YEAR: What do you want from your liberal news orgs?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014Part 2—In place of “chronic outrage:”* What are you hoping for in the new year? Yesterday, we noticed that Jonathan Capehart was making a thoroughly modest request: “All I want for the new year is the banishment of ‘post-racial’ anything from all social and political discourse.” So requested Capehart. In truth, almost no one ever says that we live in a “post-racial” world. For that reason, we thought Capehart’s dream for the new year was small. Go ahead! Dream a larger dream! How would *you* like to see our society function? Yesterday, the question ca... more »

Historical low point of jurisprudence

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
When a Supreme Court Justice of the beacon of liberty sites a fictional TV Show (24) as a proof that torture should be legal. How does it feel, how does it feel, to be on your own, with no direction home, like a rolling stone?

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 11 hours ago
*U.S. schools Don't Teach Kids to Read* A high school English teacher at Rosemount High School in Minnesota, which was called a "top-ranked school" by the Minnesota Department of Education, given the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award by the U.S. Department of Education and named a top school in the nation for 2014 by Newsweek Magazine, just wrote a shocking letter alerting parents and the public that her high school juniors can't read. Her letter, published by the Minnesota Star Tribune on Dec. 4, was eloquent, so I quote it verbatim. "We are in the midst of one of the greate... more »

See Through Black Eyes-- Guest Post By Leonce Gaiter

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
We know that when Darren Wilson and many of his defenders see a black man, they see someone who “looks like a demon,” and someone who has the extra/sub-human ability to “bulk up to run through” bullets. We know this image of black men from an entire history of racist stereotypes. The image that Darren Wilson successfully invoked before the Missouri grand jury was the same image of monstrous black bucks lusting for white blood that propelled D.W. Griffith’s 1915 racist masterwork, *Birth of a Nation*. Throughout American history, most images of blacks have been created and presen... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Photo:* Major General Michael Nagata conceded twice this year to a Pentagon-assembled panel of experts that the Defense Department doesn't understand ISIS and its recruiting appeal *'We Do Not Understand The Movement': Top Special Forces General Confessed The US Is Clueless About ISIS As FBI Agent Warns About Terror Army's Youth Recruiting -- Daily Mail* * Maj. Gen. Michael Nagata conceded in a pair of conference calls that the Pentagon is nowhere near defeating the Muslim terror army * 'I do not understand the intangible power of ISIL,' he said in October * 'What makes I.S. so mag... more »

Russian Opposition Leader Aleksey Navalny Found Guilty Of Fraud, But Will Not Go To Jail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
DETAILS: Aleksey Navalny given suspended sentenced, his brother Oleg 3.5yrs in prison colony http://t.co/3hKkjdNLW8 pic.twitter.com/bmSnc21qca — RT (@RT_com) December 30, 2014 *Top Opposition Figure Navalny guilty Of Embezzlement, Gets 3.5yrs Suspended -- RT* Russian opposition activist Aleksey Navalny has received a suspended 3.5 year sentence in an embezzlement case, a Moscow district court announced in an early verdict. Navalny was accused of embezzling over $500,000 from cosmetics company Yves Roche. Those charges can merit a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Aleksey N... more »

10 Habits of Highly Resilient People

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Brad Waters* - Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs... The post 10 Habits of Highly Resilient People appeared first on Waking Times .

My Strangest Abduction Case with Brad Steiger

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Curiously, I no longer find this report bizarre at all. It conforms wonderfully with my rapidly expanding understanding of our natural physics with only a small but probable additon to my knowledge base. Yet as little as several months ago I set aside all abjuction cases as unexplanable at the least. I had already reached the point that hallucination was failing miserably. The key here is understanding the paramountcy of the spirit body itself and that with assistance, this spirit body is extremely capable. It thus appears from this report and a goodly number of conformin... more »

Stanford Researchers May have Found the Cure to Alzheimer’s Disease?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
[image: A staff member at the Alzheimer Society of Sudbury-Manitoulin leads seniors in a class called Ageless Grace. (CBC Photo)] This is good news i can take as we have been so far without a hint. It also looks to be the royal road to simple therapies and test protocols that determine if someone is at risk. We all suffer physical degeneration yet Alzheimer's appeared to have its own independent sub class besides simple age. Thus causation appeared a likely prospect. Now we may be looking in the right place. It also reminds us that first expectations are dangerous in biology... more »

Alexei Navalny- He's back! Was he ever truly gone?- Destabilizing Russia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
Alexei Navalny he's back in the news! Did you all forget his past appearances? We will trip down memory lane in short order. First this, Navalny is a man of many labels. At least in western mainstream media. But the best use of brands & labels is to both identify and sell a product! *Navalny is a product.* Being sold to the western mainstream audiences- Europe, Canada, US etc. In Russia, it's a different reality. Navalny is not really the ‘top opposition leader'. I am doubtful he is even a contender. Nor is he an "anti-corruption" blogger, that's just his role. In the war mongerin... more »

A Video To Warm Everyone's Hearts: How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Yes, this is the "holiday season" and during this time of gathering with family and friends, we must all remember those less fortunate who definitely suffer and have so little..... It is especially hard to see, living here in central Canada, how many people are homeless and living in the streets considering that Canada itself is supposed to be a very "rich" country..... I was sent the following video just a few days ago, and I knew that after watching it, it should be seen by all of my readers... It is entitled: "How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100" and it definitely touched my he... more »

Interstellar essentially Magnificent

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
If you have not seen the movie at least twice do not even look at the picture!!! This blog is not a just a spoiler its a freezer full of dead meat that has not had powered for a month. I choose this picture because it captures the idea that we are explorers mostly lost and most of the time up the creek. Yet we always seem to find a paddle. This movie is meant to be a Gulliver's Travels Travelogue. Gulliver's Travels was one of the most influential books ever written. It was a real case of the pen being mightier than the sword. Published seven years after Daniel Defoe's wildly succes... more »

2015 Politics Predictions

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
Seems like an opportune time to channel my inner Nostradamus. "Serious" political commentators as a rule fight shy of making hard and fast predictions because one's liable to get shown up, especially as the 2015 election will be a close-run affair with all kinds of political insurgents set to skew the result this way that way. But I'm not serious or, at least, I don't have a paid berth in a national daily to worry about. That makes me free to report on the images coalescing in my scrying pool. This is what peered back among the bubbles and steam. *2015's going to be a very dirty el... more »

You are not the centre of the universe

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
You are not the centre of the universe. One of those mindbending videos about space...

Obama's secret letter to Iran revealed!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 12 hours ago
US President Barack Obama has been sending secret letters to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei. But the full text of these letters has never before been revealed. But now, in his latest stunning revelation, Edward Snowden has hacked into White House computers and acquired a copy of Obama's most recent letter to Tehran. In exchange for a fistful of US toilet paper dollars, which nobody in Moscow seems to realize are not worth the paper they're printed on, Snowden agreed to provide TruthJihad.com with exclusive access to the letter. In the interest of world peace... more »

NNadir offers brilliant BraveNewClimate post on Climate change, energy poverty and ethics

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 12 hours ago
NNadir is thew best of the pro-nuclear blogger. He and I have some areas of disagreement, but there are far more things we agree on. I would like some day to hear him read this essay, and interrupt him topfrom time to time to comment on I tcoment on things I disagree with, and praise the many passages I agree with and find admirable. Current World Energy Demand, Ethical World Energy Demand, Depleted Uranium and the Centuries to Come Guest Post by NNadir (who blogs occassionally at Daily Kos, profile here). This is a long but really interesting post. If you'd rather a PDF version, ... more »

Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) has gone through a dramatic transformation since its founding in 2006. Originally, its leader Qais Khazali started the group because he differed with Moqtada al-Sadr about how to fight the Americans. AAH then became one of many militias supported by the Iranians. That alliance led Khazali to send his men to Syria to defend the Assad government in 2012. At the same time, Khazali moved towards politics and an alliance with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. That proved eventful, because when the insurgency re-emerged in 2013, the premier called on AAH to help de... more »

The Global Warming Fraud: 2014 - Year Of Futility In The Fight Against Climate Change

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
**NTS Note: I have come down with a touch of a head cold... I am stubborn though, and will continue to put up articles here while laid up...* It seems that the scam artists behind the Global Warming fraud are still persistent in their lies... I have been reading some of the Jew spew MSM reports over the last while that claim (falsely) that the year 2014 has been the "warmest year on record (!)" and I do not know whether to laugh or to cry... So many people are still being suckered in by these false reports and many are going to be too stupid and gullible to do anything when in this ... more »

Mysterious Link Between the Great Pyramids and Orion’s Belt

Waking Times at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Video -* Many believe that there is a deeper astrological significance of the Great Pyramids at Giza. The post Mysterious Link Between the Great Pyramids and Orion’s Belt appeared first on Waking Times.

Russia And Ukraine Are Facing The Same Challenges

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Analysts: Ukraine's Challenges Are Also Russia's -- Daniel Schearf, Voice of America* KYIV - Ukraine's pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-backed president with leaders favoring European integration. But the Kremlin's annexation of Crimea, and support for pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, has many worried the country will remain unstable or conditions will deteriorate into all-out war. Political analysts say the Kremlin's actions are a threat to both countries. Ukraine's leaders marked the one-year anniversary of Ukraine's Euromaidan revolution n... more »

Who Took Ukraine's Gold?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ukraine Central Bank Conned Into Swapping Its Gold For Lead Bricks -- Zero Hedge* Just when one thought the story of Ukraine and its (now non-existant) gold could not get any more surreal, it did. As a reminder, it was about a month ago when we learned courtesy of an interview on Ukraine TV with the country's central bank head Valeriya Gontareva, that Ukraine's gold was virtually all gone, when she made the stunning admission that "in the vaults of the central bank there is almost no gold left. There is a small amount of gold bullion left, but it's just 1% of reserves." That in ... more »

Ukraine's Intelligence Agencies Have Been Completely Compromised By Russian Agents

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaichenko gives a press conference in Kiev on March 11, 2014. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images *Ukraine's Top Intelligence Agency Deeply Infiltrated By Russian Spies -- Mashable* KIEV, Ukraine – On a morning earlier this year, Ukraine’s top intelligence officials woke up to discover that the country's spy agency had been ransacked and torched by intruders who seemed to know what they were looking for. The previous night, it turned out, the country’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, had ordered his operatives to steal a ... more »

On The Frontlines With The Ukraine Army (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The troops hide heavy equipment and hardware from view to prevent targeting by separatist artillery. Photos by Louis Dowse. *In Photos: On A Wintry Frontline With The Army In Ukraine's Fractured East -- Louis Dowse, Vice News* A sprawling, heavily fortified line runs along the banks of the Seversky Donets River, splitting a territory that has changed hands between Ukrainian forces and the separatists of the Luhansk People's Republic multiple times throughout the last six months of fighting. This frontline in east Ukraine, nine miles (16km) from Luhansk city, has become a land entr... more »

TAX is Never a Level Playing Field in a Global Economy

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 13 hours ago
All businesses large and small cry for a level playing field, a fair taxation system under which apples can compete with apples and where all contribute the community in which they earn their living. Unfortunately Utopia doesn’t exist and as trading communities spread, global trade increases and an individual consumer can buy direct from anywhere in the world with any business anywhere in the world the issue of tax just gets more complex. The new digital and technology traders from outside the EU discovered what could be best described as sink holes in corporation taxation and VAT ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 13 hours ago
*Looking back* *CO2 data shows nobody's dead from a little carbon dioxide * *A lady with a CO2 meter has some interesting information* What I’m about to say isn’t a spoof. It’s the result of research and discussions with scientists working in the field. For all of you who need the data, I’ll give them in summary, but you go look up the mountain of references, do some research for yourself, even get a meter if you like. You’ll believe the numbers below better if you discover them on your own. And you won’t need to believe me when I say “I told you so.” The following summariz... more »

NATO combat ends in Afganistian

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
The Pogues captured the war before it ever started. History repeats itself but hubris never learns. Afganistian 2001 -2014 was a horrible loss for the West. As the song documents the hurt will remain for generations. The problem of Empire is one of control. Emperors demand it. Citizens detest it more when imposed from aboard than when grown at home. I would love to see real nation building. Did you know that Sub Saharan Africa receives a quarter of a billion dollars ... more »

Education Faculty at University of Memphis Demand Answers from Rudd

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
It was earlier in this fall semester that education faculty at the University of Memphis awoke to find that the new university president and corporate foundation lackey, David Rudd, had a plan for a new teacher non-preparation program that would be run by Relay School of Education, a New York based scam to "prepare" young, unsuspecting college students for teaching a couple of years inside the segregated charter hell schools that are planned to replace education in urban America. Relay's program is internship-based, with a liberal sprinkling of Doug Lemov's version of Teaching for... more »

Study Finds that Mandated Chickenpox Vaccines Increase Outbreaks

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - If the chickenpox vaccine is effective, why is a population whose vaccination rates have been steadily increasing year after year seeing increasing rates of breakthrough infection? The post Study Finds that Mandated Chickenpox Vaccines Increase Outbreaks appeared first on Waking Times.

Ukrainian President Poroshenko: No Military Solution To Ukraine Conflict. Will Meet Russian, French, German Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Alexei Nikolsky *Ukraine's President To Meet Russian, French, German Leaders, Rules Out Offensive -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukraine's President said on Monday he would meet the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on Jan. 15 in an attempt to restore peace to Kiev's eastern territories and acknowledged Kiev lacked the resources to regain control by military means. He said he had spoken with U.S. President Barack Obama about the possibility of him joining talks on the territories where pro-Russian separatists launched a rebellion in April. "The most important thing is to ... more »

How accurate is Homelands Shot?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Homeland is one of the most remarkable shows currently in production. It shows both sides of the security nightmare dramatised for sure, but how true to life is the depiction? Well it has officially pissed off Pakistan.That's a significant mark for accuracy. Season four was the best. However the last episode was out of place. It should have been Episode one of Season five. A special shout out to Carrie. Claire Danes gives this whacked out chick gravitas.

Sky High

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Who can afford security, certianly not the poor or middle class. A strong defence now belongs to the 1%.

2014 Alt-Media News “Truther” Honors Roll

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Jamie Lee* - Old media was declared officially dead in 2014 as many more truth seekers surged to alternative news media sites, blogs and podcasts, no longer trusting Big Media and their whorporate presstitutes... The post 2014 Alt-Media News “Truther” Honors Roll appeared first on Waking Times.

A New Way Of Being In 2015

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago

An Inconvenient Truth

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
I want to return to something I mentioned in my review of Thomas Piketty's *Capitalism in the 21st Century*. I'd hoped people would have noticed it at the time: Piketty talks about how the world wars and the Great Depression were the real causes of greater social equality from 1940 to 1980. He talks about real-estate destroyed, investments liquidated (or repudiated), empires lost, whittled away by inflation, but there's not much talk about the impact of trade unions and full employment policies and public social spending. (Oh yes, and the "threat" of a socialist alternative in the ... more »

The Conventional Wisdom Is Failing

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://raptorsrapture.com/ Our prime minister believes that "no taxes are good taxes." He simply parrots what has been the conventional wisdom for the last forty-five years. But, Alex and Jordan Himelfarb write, the conventional wisdom is failing: According to the government’s own figures, federal revenue as a share of the overall economy is hitting lows not seen for 70 years. Cash-strapped governments behave as we all do when money is tight, cutting corners and focusing on getting through the day rather than investing in the futu... more »

Walking for Our Future

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
The Navajo Nation sits on one of the richest energy corridors in the United States, and for close to a century, we have been on the frontline on resource colonization to provide cheap energy and water to the cities in the Southwest. Since the 1920's, our land and people have been sacrificed for energy extraction for oil, gas, uranium, and coal, which is poisoning our land, water, air, and people. Despite being at the forefront of energy extraction, our people do not see its benefits; approximately 1/4 of our people today live without electricity and running water on the Navajo Nat... more »

Beware: Republicans Reprise That Old Black Magic To Deal With The Budget

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The wealthy have never allowed the idea of democracy-- stuff like majority rule-- stand in the way of their greed and power. There were times when politicians have been brave enough to stand up to them-- but not since FDR, at least not on a presidential level. It's part of what Elizabeth Warren means when she says the system is rigged against us. And it's what Bernie Sanders' campaign for president is all about. And it's what a true true believers in Congress-- like Alan Grayson, Mark Pocan, Donna Edwards, Barabara Lee, Raul Grijalva-- are always talking about. But one of the prob... more »

How Facebook Is Being Used To Supply The Ukraine Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Anna Sandalova *Ukraine's Facebook Warriors -- David Patrikarakos, New York Times* At an army checkpoint near the occupied city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Lt. Col. Natalia Semeniuk approached a convoy of two minibuses that had just arrived from Kiev. Slung over her shoulder was an AK-47 assault rifle. Clumps of long, brown hair poked out from beneath the beanie she wore to guard against the cold, which had dropped to about minus-20 degrees Fahrenheit. Colonel Semeniuk was meeting with Anna Sandalova, a former public relations executive and a founder of Help the Army of Ukraine... more »

Mexico: Texcoco Crop Circles "More Than Likely Caused by Wind"

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
INEXPLICATA Contributing Editor *Prof. Ana Luisa Cid* and her collaborator *Víctor González* have shared a video with us about the "crop circles" that appeared earlier this week in Texcoco on the outskirts of Mexico City. "The owner of the property," writes Prof. Cid in an article ( *http://analuisacid.com.mx/?p=1185#more-1185*) "added that similar events have occurred on other occasions and there is nothing mysterious about them, since the rain and wind gusts of the previous evening caused the stalks of barley to fall over, adopting undefined shapes. This was visually corroborated... more »

Mirvish donates Robin Hood tickets to the Toronto Archery Club

CM at LILITH NEWS - 18 hours ago
Mirvish Productions has donated two tickets to "*The Heart of Robin Hood*" to the *Toronto Archery Club* in an effort to help the archery club raise money for new archery equipment. The two tickets are 'plum' orchestra tickets together worth $210 and the Toronto Archery Club is auctioning off the tickets in an effort to raise money for new equipment. The funds will be used for buying beginner bows, arrows, and finger gloves that beginners can use at club events. The Toronto Archery Club is also accepting donations. Contact archery club president Charles Moffat for details if you wi... more »

Russia - Ukraine Situation ( December 26 , 2014 ) -Critical items of the day touching upon both the political dynamics impacting Ukraine , as well matter impacting economies of both Ukraine and Russia.

Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Tweets and Links ..... Ukraine & Russia .... 12/27/14 *RT* @RT_com · 35m35 minutes ago #Kherson explosion kills one man – reportedly the one carrying explosives http://on.rt.com/fejs3y [image: Embedded image permalink] *RT* @RT_com · 37m37 minutes ago Southern #Ukraine blasts: One person was killed in an overnight blast in # Odessa http://on.rt.com/fejs3y [image: Embedded image permalink] *Kyiv Post* @KyivPost · 2h2 hours ago Having made a pro-European choice, #Ukraine had hardest year in its history. Russia's war, GDP contraction and more: htt... more »

The Future Is Local, The Future Is Not Monsanto

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 20 hours ago
Countercurrents, RINF and Global Research 30/12/2014 The US as a nation consumes more than anyone else, virtually at the expense of everyone else. The petrodollar system has ensured that imports into the US have been cheap and readily available. Post 1945, Washington has been able to take full advantage of the labour and the material resources of poor countries. Consider that ‘developing’ nations account for more than 80 percent of world population but consume only about a third of the world’s energy. Also bear in mind that US citizens constitute 5 percent of the world’s populatio... more »

AirAsia QZ8501 - a replay of MH370 minus the first time blunders

Amin Fasei at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 20 hours ago
[image: A member of the Indonesian military looks out a window during a search-and-rescue operation for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 on Monday.] A member of the Indonesian military looks out a window during a search-and-rescue operation for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 on Monday. Photograph: Jeff Aries/Jeff Aries/Zuma Press/Corbis Key events - 19m agoIndonesian search chief says debris is likely to be from plane - 2h agoItems resembling emergency slide, plane door spotted - 8h agoUnited States navy to join search - 10h agoInternational search effort set to expan... more »

Sony Hack Updates ( December 30 , 2014 ) - As new evidence points to the hack being an inside job , Government investigators still hold onto view North Korea was involved - even if that just involved hiring mercenaries ( still a big shift from prior view of FBI )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
Tweets.... NK angle going away ? CounterPunch and 3 others follow *UNiSC* ‏@ClintSharpe 7m 7 minutes ago FBI agent confirmed: no longer looking at a North Korean angle for the *Sony* *hack* but...an insider. http://gotnews.com/exclusive-brea king-fbi-inquiry-moved-los-angeles-involves-hacker-group-lulsec/ … @FearDept *PJ Malone* ‏@Joyfully2 14m14 minutes ago Cybersecurity Firm Identifies Six In *Sony* *Hack* — One A Former Company Insider http://news.yahoo.com/cybersecurity- firm-identifies-six-sony-hack-one-former-194123498.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=tw … vi... more »

McDonald's Breaks Down The McNugget

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Are Chicken McNuggets Real Chicken] The food industry absorbs a lot of disinformation on many of its products which i find annoying because there is plenty of red flags out there without every fool promoting pure nonsense. We really do not need the help. What we have here is reassurance that chicken Mcnuggets are formed strictly from white meat and using a coarse chop to maintain texture. It really is a good product and that really is not the issue. The issue i have is the poor living conditions experienced by factory raised birds when it happens to be rather unnecessa... more »

Serpent Mound as Old as Aristotle

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Overlay of William Romain’s 1987 survey map of Serpent Mound onto a recent LiDaR image. (William Romain)] Another important date has fallen. As my readers perhaps understand, Many of our so called dates are proving to be terribly wrong. Add in the burgeoning reality of Atlantean Bronze Age Culture in the Mississippi Valley from 2500 BC through 1159BC at least with signs of both earlier and later influences and we have to conclude m0st of our dates are telling us mostly how late the site was occupied. This makes a lot of sense. A dense population will recycle everyth... more »

Top Slovak moderator, Czech Globe classmate, and climate hysteria

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
This blog has been extremely quiet during the (post-)Christmas week. There have been many things to write about but even at those moments when I wasn't otherwise engaged, I decided not to be saving the world all the time. ;-) Whether you are a Christian or not, I hope that you have enjoyed Christmas. I won't be writing about tons of personal experiences in the recent days, about Neil deGrasse Tyson's idiotic tweets about Christmas or his equally idiotic populist tirades against string theory, papers and news reports nonsensically claiming to "unify" the uncertainty principle with th... more »

Political Crisis In Greece Raises Economic Fears Throughout Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Greece Faces Early Election After PM Loses Vote On President -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Greece heads to an early general election next month after parliament rejected Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's nominee for president on Monday, throwing the country into a new period of political turmoil just as it emerges from economic crisis. Greek 10-year bond yields surged to a 15-month high and stocks tumbled after former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas fell short of the 180 votes needed to become president in the decisive third round of voting, triggering the dissolution of parliament.... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, "Magical Concluding Musical Performance"

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

"We Learn Nothing..."

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

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 »

"How It Really Is"

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

New York Times' Copycat Journalism: Tex Hall and Blood Oil

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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