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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

6 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

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10:33pm MST

The years of Obama-bashing have helped bring racism, sexism, and all the other "-isms" of hate out of the shadows

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 minutes ago
*"The United States has never been "post-racial" as some would claim . . . . That said, prior to the emergence of Obama, outward expressions of virulent racism had been increasingly muted and forced underground by decades of hard work. . . . What has happened in the intervening years of the Obama presidency has been nothing less than a great unleashing -- the legitimization of racism and racist expression."* *-- Bob Johnson, in "Conservative demonization of Obamaallowed racists to crawl out from under their rocks" (Daily Kos)* *by Ken* Last night I indicated that I meant to come ... more »

The most essential story of our time (an absolute must read) is related here by reporter John Pilger. Among his quotes is that by distinguished American investigative journalist Charles Lewis: "...if we journalists had done our job 'there is a very, very good chance we would have not gone to war in Iraq'.” Pilger notes that Dan Rather of CBS and David Rose of the Observer gave the same answer: "...had journalists done their job, had they questioned and investigated the propaganda instead of amplifying it, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children might be alive today; and millions might not have fled their homes; and the infamous Islamic State might not now exist." "The most effective propaganda is found not in the Sun or on Fox News – but beneath a liberal halo. When the New York Times published claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, its fake evidence was believed, because it wasn’t Fox News; it was the New York Times." "The same is true of the Washington Post and the Guardian, both of which have played a critical role in conditioning their readers to accept a new and dangerous cold war. All three liberal newspapers have misrepresented events in Ukraine as a malign act by Russia – when, in fact, the fascist led coup in Ukraine was the work of the United States, aided by Germany and Nato." "The suppression of the truth about Ukraine is one of the most complete news blackouts I can remember." "As I write this, the US Congress votes on Resolution 758 which, in a nutshell, says: 'Let’s get ready for war with Russia'.” Blogger's remark: A nuclear war with Russia could kill us all ...thanks to our despicable mainstream media.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour ago
------------------------------ AlterNet / By John Pilger Original Here Propaganda Has Triumphed over Journalism, and the Consequences Are Enormous *We need a press that teaches the young to be agents of people, not power.* ------------------------------ *December 5, 2014* | Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New York Times and the Washin... more »

British Mind War Networks

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
British Networks from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Pritchard: J'Accuse!* by Carol A. Valentine Curator, Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum "Your Majesty, the people are crying out for truth." "Let them have half-truths . . ." March 15, 1997 -- On March 9, 1997 Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the London Sunday Telegraph wrote a piece Did FBI shoot in cold blood at Waco? In the piece, Ambrose promotes the new Waco flick, "Waco: The Rules of Engagement." No one would argue that some Branch Davidians were murdered on April 19, 1993. But let's look at Mr. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (just plain "Ambr... more »

Whole Lot of Whistling Going On

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 2 hours ago
December 6, 2014 After reading, this week, about how falling oil prices – and, thus, falling gasoline prices – will be such a boon to the global economy (and lord knows it could use a little boon, right now,) I’m … Continue reading →

Churchill's First World War

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*With Kaiser Wilhelm at a military review* Churchill's First World War from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Everything tends towards catastrophe and collapse. I am interested, geared up and happy. Is it not horrible to be made like this?" - Winston Churchill, 1914 BBC Disinformation : Edward VII - Prince of Pleasure from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"For long years, King Edward wove, with masterly skill, the Nessus robe that was to destroy the German Hercules."* *- Leipziger Neuste Nachrichten, after the death of Edward VII, May 1910* *"What neither Azincourt nor Poitiers could do, the genius of E... more »

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
Paul Wolfowitz - West Point Graduation Commencement, June 2001 from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Extensive scientific research has demonstrated that on an average day in June, the average human brain is capable of remembering at most one thought from a commencement speech. But since today is cooler than average, and West Pointers are definitely above average, I will challenge you to think this morning about two words: "surprise" and "courage." This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of a military disaster whose name has become synonymous with surprise—the attack on Pearl Harbor. Interest... more »

Bail pending appeal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
In order to get bail pending appeal an accused must show, among other things, that the appeal is not hopeless. The Court recently described what must be show as follows in R v Charles, 2014 SKCA 121: [7] The threshold that Mr. Charles must meet is not high. He does not have to show that he will be successful on the appeal, he need only show that the appeal is not frivolous: see *R v Switucka*, 2009 SKCA 115 (CanLII), 337 Sask R 218[*Switucka*].

Paid Shills Earn Their Money By... Writing Comments On Letters To The Editors? Seems Like Easy Money

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*- by Jack Hannold* My recent contribution to DWT (Fracking Isn't Going To Save The World) wasn’t only posted here; it was also sent to a local newspaper, the *South Jersey Times*, as a letter to the editor. Although it wasn’t printed until Wednesday morning (Dec. 3), it had been posted on the nj.com web site (shared by all the Newhouse-owned papers in the state) on Monday afternoon, and also posted on *DWT* at Midnight Monday (9 PST). Then Wednesday afternoon, the *SJT* posted this letter from a paid shill who works for Joe Bast’s Heartland Institute: To the Editor: The letter ... more »

Owen Barfield - Man and Meaning

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Video Title: Owen Barfield - Man and Meaning. Source: ObjectiveBob. Date Published: July 12, 2013. Description:* A documentary on Owen Barfield (1898-1997). Owen Barfield was a Christian philosopher educated at Oxford, where he met his good friend C.S. Lewis in 1919. Barfield was instrumental in converting C.S. Lewis to theism during the early period of their friendship. A member of the Inklings, Barfield's thinking informed the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, among others. His abiding interest was in the history of language, through which he investigated the evolution... more »

A Catastrophic and Catalysing Event

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor"* *- Rebuilding America's Defenses* *Project for a New American Century (PNAC)* *October 2000* Paul Wolfowitz - West Point Graduation Commencement, June 2001 from Spike EP on Vimeo. "This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of a military disaster whose name has become synonymous with surprise—the attack on Pearl Harbor. Interestingly, that "*surprise attack*" was preceded by an astonishing number of unh... more »

Tonight's Movie Is Conspiracy (2001)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*From YouTube:* Conspiracy is a television film which dramatizes the 1942 Wannsee Conference. The film delves into the psychology of Nazi officials involved in the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" during World War II. It is an English-language adaptation of the German film The Wannsee Conference (1984) which is a must see for anyone who appreciates WW2, Holocaust historical films. The movie was written by Loring Mandel (inspired after viewing a 1984 documentary on the subject), directed by Frank Pierson, and starred an ensemble cast, including Kenneth Branagh as Reinhard He... more »

Is The Pentagon Out Of Control?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Can Ashton Carter Rein In A Pentagon Out Of Control? -- Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post* Chuck Hagel may not have been able to work with the ever more powerful National Security Council staff, but this discussion of personalities misses the point. The key to success for a defense secretary today is the ability to manage not White House aides but rather the Pentagon, which is the world’s most complicated and most dysfunctional bureaucracy. Ashton Carter, the president’s presumed choice as the next secretary, is a brilliant man and perhaps has made some friends at 1600 Pennsylvania ... more »


Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
Few things say family entertainment more than "I've sunk your battleship!". Plenty of times during the course of the 80s my brother and I would disinter our *Battleship* set. It wouldn't be long before each of us were plugging red hit pegs into our beloved aircraft carriers. But could we ever hunt down each other's two-hit destroyers? If the devil was an ocean-going vessel ... Yet not in my wildest imaginings, being as it was encumbered by *Transformers* and dreams of a computer of one's own, did I entertain the possibility *Battleship* the game would warrant a movie based on the ga... more »

Congress Spends Millions to Strip Social Security Benefits from Dying Nazis

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 5 hours ago
Living in America in these corrupt and sordid times means that we are represented by the largest collection of clowns, liars, cheats, charlatans and government gravy train riders in history. I speak of the United States Congress which outside of the Obama White House is the most dismal excuse for what passes as a functional democracy in memory. Never ones to rest on their tainted laurels for playing a crucial role in destroying America, the legislative body continues to plumb the depths of decency with theirslimy showboating and pandering. The nadir may have been reached yesterday... more »

The Nauseating Hillary Clinton 2016 Country Western Video

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 5 hours ago
Give one thing to the Hillary Clinton political machine, it is not about to make the mistake that Barack Obama did back in 2008 when he spoke of the “bitter” people who cling to their guns and religion. With that one statement, then candidate Obama immediately managed to piss off a critical demographic and he would never be forgiven by them for it. Mrs. Clinton, a woman who would sell her newborn grandchild’s soul to Satan for the chance sit upon the throne in the Oval Office is not about to make the same mistake. One of the many arms of the Clinton octopus, a super PAC called “Sta... more »

Film: "We Need To Talk About Sandy Hook" Exposes The United States As A Deeply Subverted Nation!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
I am a troubled truth seeker these days… At the beginning of last week, I put up here the most important video yet produced by independent researchers that exposes the truth about the Sandy Hook operation of December 14th, 2012 for everyone to see for themselves… My article about that film is here….. Since the release of that video via both Youtube and Vimeo, some dastardly trolls and conmen have been doing their worse at trying to suppress this video and to have it removed… Obviously, the truth about Sandy Hook cannot be seen by the American public to these criminals, and they have... more »

"But that's just my view"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
As we may have said before here (yes, I'm sure we have), Jon Donnison uses Twitter as a key part of his reporting. This week he used the medium for a BBC-backed Q & A session with Twitter, Facebook and email users. For those who want to read a transcription of the whole thing (and who wouldn't?), here it is. Who knows whether the chosen questions were representative, given how they came in, though I did spot a few decent-looking questions on Twitter (such as those asking what Australia's Muslim community could do to tackle Islamic extremism) which weren't asked, and the questio... more »

Biggest Scientific Fraud: Water Fluoridation

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Film - *How tap water fluoridation is an imprecise, unhealthy and fraudulent way of distributing this toxin. The post Biggest Scientific Fraud: Water Fluoridation appeared first on Waking Times.

Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt's 9/11

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
Tomorrow marks the 73rd anniversary of that fateful day in 1941 when the Japanese fast carrier task force known as Kido Butai launched some 351 airplanes in two waves towards the US Pacific Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Oahu Island, Hawaii….. The result was at the time almost catastrophic for the United States navy in the Pacific with some 18 ships sunk or heavily damaged…. Some 2400 sailors and civilians on Oahu also lost their lives in the attack, and it catapulted the United States into the second World War… For the first 20+ years of my own life, I actually believed the report... more »

Knowing the Matthew Price of everything and the value of nothing

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
For those paying attention at the back, a post earlier this week presented evidence of strong pro-immigration bias from *Today*'s newly-appointed 'chief correspondent' Matthew Price. Doing my duty as a conscientious blogger, it's only right to follow it up as another report was broadcast later in the week which slightly qualifies my earlier criticism. The earlier reports focused on heart-tugging personal stories from immigrants, on the downsides of the government's moves to cap benefits for immigrants, and on the pro-immigration views of various influential parties and experts. Fr... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"Gerald Ford actually **won** the 1976 Presidential Election..." * *- Tarpley* *First Lady Betty Ford Reads President Gerald Ford's Concession Speech to members of the Press with (l-r) Steve, President Ford, Susan, Mike, and Gayle watching behind her.* *"Above all, look at the guy's wife - this tells much!"* - Tarpley *"In the close 1976 election, Carter prevailed by vote fraud in New York, Ohio, and other states, but Ford was convinced by Nelson and Happy Rockefeller, as well as by his own distraught wife Betty, that he must concede in order to preserve the work of “healing” that... more »

The Map of Twitter

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Found this funny. Thought I'd share. Using short sentences. Courtesy of @pandamoanimum, @davidlbereseford and @davidschneider.

The Anti-Populist Wall Street Democrats Want A Little Populist Cover-- Just A Little

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Last week we took a quick glance at Schumer's anti-Obamacare re-positioning, not because he's Chuckie Schumer, the consummate asshole from Brooklyn, but because he's in charge of DSCC massaging. In the last couple of days, the *NY Times* has run columns by both Thomas Edsall and then Paul Krugman on Schumer's pronouncements, each very much worth reading through. Edsall went first and he was more sympathetic to Schumer's divisive position, almost calling it "populist." He wrote that "According to Schumer, President Obama and his party suffered defeat last month in large part becaus... more »

Schools Matter Welcomes David Greene

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
David Greene has spent 57 of his 65 years in Public Schools. He taught high school social studies and coached football for 38 years. He was an adjunct and field supervisor for Fordham University mentoring new teachers in the Bronx. He is presently a program consultant for WISE Services and treasurer of Save Our Schools . His essays have appeared in Diane Ravitch's website, Education Week, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post. He wrote the most responded-to Sunday Dialogue letter in the New York Times entitled, “A Talent For Teaching”. He has appeared on radio, local TV,... more »

The Disposable World

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*The Disposable World* I was thinking the other day about why the United States and the "West" keeps pushing the idea of human interplanetary travel. There are a whole bunch of new movies being released for the holidays with the theme of "Interstellar" travel. Not coincidentally, the CBC had a couple of reports about how science is studying the idea of humans going beyond earth's orbit into outer space and even beyond our solar system. These so-called "scientific" reports invariably neglect to factor in the Van Allen radiation belts. The inconvenient truth about the Van Alle... more »

China's Economy Is Now The World's Largest

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Previous Post:* IMF: China Now Has The World's Largest Economy. America Is Number 2 *WNU Editor:* Here is a good read ....* The Chinese Century* -- Joseph E. Stiglitz, Vanity Fair

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
I was cited in Charles Lister’s report “Profiling the Islamic State” for the Brookings Doha Center, and in the International Crisis Group's "Iraq: Fallujah's Faustian Bargain."

The Danger In “Leading From the Front”

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
The conventional wisdom about the gradual U.S. ramp up for the military campaign against ISIS is just that, all too conventional. Blistering criticisms from the Right—that the ramp up was too slow and that the President is to blame for leaving Iraq too soon—have both proved hollow. They have been fading as the U.S. and Continue reading

U.S. Navy Engineer Caught Trying To Steal And Sell The Secrets For America's Newest Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The Gerald R. Ford is the first of a new class of aircraft carriers under construction for the US Navy. (Chris Oxley/Newport News Shipbuilding) *A Navy Engineer Was Caught Trying To Steal Plans For The US's Newest Aircraft Carrier -- Business Insider* The Defence Department has indicted a civilian Navy engineer for attempting to send schematics for the US’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to an undercover FBI agent who he believed was working for Egyptian intelligence. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad was a civilian engineer in the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department at the Nav... more »

Which Seed Do We Carry?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
I'd like to watch this on TV but probably won't. There are growing numbers of space movies with the general theme about the need to move human civilization off to another planet. The aerospace industry is doing mass marketing for their expensive technology venture. You can find many links between outfits like Lockheed Martin and corporate front-groups like the Mars Society. The Mars Society line is that the Earth is a rotting, dying, stinking planet and we need to terraform Mars and move our civilization there. Likely ride on a nuclear powered rocket to a nuclear powered Marti... more »

Political correctness makes some racial problems unsolvable

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Unfortunately, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere in the U.S. continues. During the 10 years I spent in America, I was mostly exposed to environmental bubbles where no open racism existed – except for some reverse racism. But my understanding is that despite the legal arrangement that guarantees equality of people of different races, some manifestations of racism are bound to exist in 2014. They are a part of the human nature. They have some reasons that will never disappear. But some problems associated with the co-existence could disappear or become better. They have... more »

What is Sacred?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
One to another we are all sacred each to each other brother to brother sister to sister the rain the rocks plants, trees things that fly crawl swim all sacred Our path where do we step? how does our heart stay open to our sacred relations? How do we deal with our rage? Better to share it with others turn it towards the light where it will grow and become good

Freedom From The Matrix Prison: The Prison for your Mind

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 11 hours ago
Breaking free of the Matrix is the path that we are all on at this moment. Some are free, some are partially free, some are becoming free in their first steps out of their mind prison.... and some are waiting for the moment when they will realize they are slaves. Morpheus: I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain. But you feel it. You've felt it your entire life. That there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is but it's there, like a splinter in your mind driving y... more »

Bright Spot In The Electoral Landscape: The YEO Network

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Newly elected Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with Dolores Huerta and Michael Keegan Every few days since the Democrats' election day Dunkirk, Steve Israel, the disaster's chief pilot, has put out another excuse for why it was a really glorious year for Democrats and why he's a hero. No one takes it seriously-- well, no one but the sclerotic Democratic House leadership, who would be condemning itself by condemning Israel's gross incompetence and grotesque corruption. The latest was how the average number of seats lost in the sixth year of a presidential term is "x" and he only lost "... more »

European Court Orders France To Pay Compensation To Somali Pirates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Zodiac commando boats arrive at the rear of the French luxury yacht Le Ponant, whose crew was held hostage by pirates, in April 2008. The French navy frigate Le Commandant Bouan is seen in the background, off Somalia's coast. Reuters/Landov *France Ordered To Pay Compensation To PIRATES: Farce As European Court Says Convicted Somalis Were 'Detained 48 Hours Too Long' -- Daily Mail* * France to pay compensation to Somali pirates over 2008 arrests * Army 'took too long to bring the pirates before a judge', ECHR rules * France to pay £1,578 - £3,945 to each Somali pirate for 'moral dam... more »

Dec.6: Put your rubber boots on - they're piling it up - again....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 11 hours ago
Dec. 6, page B 3 "New book says province may be sitting on gas-deposit gold mine." Or you can call it the hard sell is on again, or the propaganda is on again, or the universities are damn fools to lend their names to this, or they may be utterly without principal. Or you could call it our propaganda news media are back in full form. Or this is one hell of a corrupted society. There is a new book out "Shale Gas in New Brunswick". It should be subtitled, wow! wow! we're all going to be rich! And it won't cause any problems at all! The book comes from the grandly-titled Canadian I... more »

Calgary's Worst Driver? The world's?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
http://youtu.be/HYcsW48HHXM Seriously poor...


David Greene at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Don't we need more Galileos? What Aristotle Knew [image: Galileo, Pisa] *“It Is the Mark of an Educated Mind * *To Be Able* *To Entertain a Thought Without Accepting It.”* Ok, Aristotle wasn’t always right, but if it wasn’t for his quote, Galileo would never have proven him wrong about objects falling at rates according to their weight. Imagine the spectators at the Tower of Pisa when he dropped a rifle ball and a cannonball, and they landed simultaneously. He entertained Aristotelian thought without accepting it. Galileo asked critical essential questions of Aristotle’s theory.How... more »

Was Orwell Clairvoyant about the Garner incident?

David Greene at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
[image: cover_shootinganelephant-600.225x225-75] This morning an article by Jim Dwyer in the New York Times took a different approach to the Garner grand jury decision. In it he tells of a chance meeting on an “A” train in Harlem with a fellow passenger, Galvin Harris. Harris noticed that Dwyer had a print out of a 1936 George Orwell Essay entitled “Shooting An Elephant”. The conversation continued because Harris had read it in college. He observed, “It’s a good analogy.” Written in first person, Orwell’s description of how it felt to be a “sub-divisional police officer of the town”, ... more »

A Look At How Western Aid In Afghanistan Has Been Wasted

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Here’s How The Military Wasted Your Money In Afghanistan -- Matthew Gault, War Is Boring* *Unfinished projects, unnecessary equipment, rampant corruption.* American taxpayers have spent more than $100 billion on thousands of reconstruction projects in Afghanistan—everything from new prisons, bases and barracks to weapons and airplanes for Afghan security forces. The idea was that the U.S. would leave Afghanistan in a better state than it found it. The reality is that military and civilian officials wasted billions of dollars in reconstruction funds on incomplete, botched and unn... more »

"The Friend..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." - Henri J.M. Nouwen, "The Road to Daybreak"

"Banish Mediocrity From Your Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Banish Mediocrity From Your Life"* by Cheryl Wright "Are you satisfied with just getting by with the minimum of effort? But where is the deep-down heart-swelling satisfaction in that? Mediocrity is a life-stifling mindset that affects both the young and the old. We can only be successful if we rid ourselves of the tendency to perform at a mediocre level in all areas of our lives. It is only when we push ourselves and give our best can we appreciate our achievements and enjoy the benefits they bring. Success in life depends on the self-discipline that comes from approaching any p... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"A Pueblo Indian Prayer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Hold on to what is good, even if it's a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it's a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it's a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it's easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if someday I'll be gone away from you." ~A Pueblo Indian Prayer

"Psychopathic Predators, Human Prey" Part 1

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Psychopathic Predators, Human Prey" Part 1 by Maasanova Note: The following is largely extracted from two articles: "Twilight of the Psychopaths," by Dr. Kevin Barrett and "The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade" by Silvia Cattori. "I make the effort to share this information because it gives me, at last, a plausible answer to a long-unanswered question: Why, no matter how much intelligent goodwill exists in the world, is there so much war, suffering and injustice? It doesn't seem to matter what creative plan, ideology, religion, or philosophy great minds come up with, nothing seems ... more »

"Psychopathic Predators, Human Prey" Part 2"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Psychopathic Predators, Human Prey" Part 2" by Maasanova "Today, thanks to new information technologies*, we are on the brink of unmasking the psychopaths and building a civilization of, by and for the healthy human being - a civilization without war, a civilization based on truth, a civilization in which the saintly few rather than the diabolical few would gravitate to positions of power. We already have the knowledge necessary to diagnose psychopathic personalities and keep them out of power. We have the knowledge necessary to dismantle the institutions in which psychopaths espe... more »

"Psychopathic Predators, Human Prey" Part 3

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Psychopathic Predators, Human Prey" Part 3 "The Mind of the Psychopath" "Imagine - if you can - not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no limiting sense of concern for the well-being of strangers, friends, or even family members. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole life, no matter what kind of selfish, lazy, harmful, or immoral action you had taken. And pretend that the concept of responsibility is unknown to you, except as a burden others seem to accept without question, like gullible fools. Now add... more »

"Psychopathic Predators, Human Prey" Part 1

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Psychopathic Predators, Human Prey" Part 1 by Maasanova Note: The following is largely extracted from two articles: "Twilight of the Psychopaths," by Dr. Kevin Barrett and "The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade" by Silvia Cattori. "I make the effort to share this information because it gives me, at last, a plausible answer to a long-unanswered question: Why, no matter how much intelligent goodwill exists in the world, is there so much war, suffering and injustice? It doesn't seem to matter what creative plan, ideology, religion, or philosophy great minds come up with, nothing seems ... more »

New York Charter School Audit Finds $28,000,000 Wasted

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
a clip from the Daily News: . . . The state controller’s office and state Education Department have audited 62 of New York’s 248 charter schools, according to Serrette’s report. All told, Serrette’s group estimates wasteful spending at charters could cost taxpayers more than $50 million per year. Eighteen audits targeted charters in New York City, representing about 9% of the 197 charters in the five boroughs. Each audit found issues. A 2012 audit found Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School was paying $800,000 in excess annual fees to the management company that holds its building’s le... more »

"No One's Affair..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
" Leucon, no one’s allowed to know his fate, Not you, not me: don’t ask, don’t hunt for answers In tea leaves or palms. Be patient with whatever comes. This could be our last winter, it could be many More, pounding the Tuscan Sea on these rocks: Do what you must, be wise, cut your vines, And forget about hope. Time goes running, even As we talk. Take the present, the future’s no one’s affair." - Horace, "Ode I. 11"

A Suprised Meeting Between Russian President Putin And French President Hollande In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Meeting Between Russian President Putin And French President Hollande In Moscow. Maxin Zmeyev, Reuters *Putin, Hollande Have Meeting At Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport -- ITAR-TASS* Putin is confident the visit of Hollande will favour settlement of many international problems AIRPORT VNUKOVO, December 6. /TASS/. Presidents of Russia and France Putin and Hollande have begun a meeting at the governmental terminal of the Moscow Vnukovo airport. The talks have not been pre-planned, and were agreed within last 24 hours. Hollande is making a stop in Moscow on the way home from Kazakhstan, wher... more »

“Action and Effect: The Consequences You Sow”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Action and Effect: The Consequences You Sow”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “The principle of cause and effect is the truth that allows us to better ourselves and the world around us. All motive and action affects the cosmos in some way. The principle of cause and effect is the truth that allows us to change ourselves and the world around us for the better. However, this same universal law is also at work when change is not at the forefront of our minds. Our intentions flow forever outward in the form of energy, affecting both the people closest to us and billions of individuals ... more »

Rot in Cleveland

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
It sounds like the Kleveland Kops Klan (aka the police department) needs to take its talents elsewhere. The "heat" needs to be put in cold storage. Gitmo-upon-Antarctic Shelf has a nice ring to it.... especially since there's a real possibility of it soon breaking off and becoming stranded on the seas for all eternity, like the Flying Dutchman. The timing of the scathing Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report on the culture of violence in the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP)couldn't have come at a more exquisite time, what with people throughout the country finally ha... more »

One May Smile And Be A Villain

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.popsugar.com With Industry Canada's approval of Burger King's takeover of Tim Horton's, Oakville officially became the home of the Whopper. But Gerald Caplan writes that the real home of the Whopper is Ottawa. And, while several past governments might lay claim to telling the biggest whoppers, the Harper government is certainly in the running for the gold medal: But last week the government finally won the gold medal for perhaps the most despicable act ever of deceit and outright lying. And wouldn’t you just know, given... more »

My Energy, Visualizations Came True! My house Sold and Closed 3 Days Ago. I am FREE!

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 14 hours ago
November was crazy but I got through it and have sold my house. I had put my energy into Freedom! I would say "I AM Free" along with many other I AMs. I focused my energy on what I desired, not what I was worried about. I trusted in the energy of the Universe/God to bring about what I put my energy, thoughts and words into. It all came about! I closed on my house

Al-Qaida's Chief Of Global Operations Killed In Raid In Pakistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Al-Qaida's Chief Of Global Operations Killed In Raid, Pakistani Military Says -- Times of India* ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military has claimed to have killed a top al-Qaida commander in the wee hours of Saturday in a ground raid in the country's northwestern tribal region, close to the border with Afghanistan. Adnan el Shukrijuma, a Saudi national and senior al-Qaida commander was killed along with his associate and a local facilitator in Wana, the headquarters of restive South Waziristan tribal region," said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), a military's media arm, in a state... more »

Bad sex work law takes effect on the day of a massacre - "How horribly, enragingly appropriate"

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 14 hours ago
On this day of mourning marking the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, another reason to mourn: Bill C36, Canada's flawed and tragic anti-sex work law, takes effect on this very day. It will be struck down eventually. It's so clearly unconstitutional, not to mention poorly informed and misguided, and in direct contravention of the research around what actually makes life better and safer for those in the sex industry. But in the meantime, people will suffer. Women will suffer. The Harper government took bad law and made it worse, criminalizing the purchase of sex for the... more »

We Do

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*You can get the subtitles by clicking on the wheel in the lower right hand corner after the video starts and then select your desired language*

US Will Delay Troop Withdrawal In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is greeted after arriving in Kabul on December 6, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Mark Wilson/Pool *U.S. Confirms Plans To Delay Afghan Withdrawal -- Reuters* (Reuters) - The United States will delay the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops from Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday, adding they may remain for the first several months of 2015. Hagel, officially confirming a change in the U.S. drawdown schedule first reported by Reuters, said U.S. forces in Afghanistan could fall only to 10,800 troops at the start of next year, rath... more »

U.S. And South African Hostages Killed By Al Qaeda During A SEAL Raid In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*British-Born U.S. Photojournalist Is Killed By His al-Qaeda Captors During Failed Rescue Attempt By American Commandos In Yemen -- Daily Mail* * Luke Somers, 33, was being held hostage by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen * Reportedly shot by captors as U.S. commandos launched the operation * He was flown to a U.S. naval ship but died from injuries before his arrival * U.S. President Barack Obama this morning condemned killing as 'barbaric' * Vows to 'spare no effort' in attempts to bring American hostages home * Comes days after militants threatened to kill him on a video posted online ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Rob Ryan says no Payton rift ~ESPN* *Saints mailbag: Draft Drew Brees’ successor? ~Mike Triplet* *Loyola Avenue postal processing center back on chopping block ~Dan Lawton, New Orleans Advocate * *Rains lash disaster-weary Philippines as typhoon Hagupit nears ~Daily Mail *

The Global Rich Are a Tribe with Their Own Folkways, Values & Mythology. Those Values Are "Pathological."

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*How the Very Very Rich Fly to St. Andrews* *by Gaius Publius* Thom Hartmann has a TV show, *The Big Picture*, which airs every weekday. Often* The Big Picture* includes a segment called "Conversations with Great Minds," an excellent watch if you're as much a fan of thoughtful talk as I am. Recently Hartmann interviewed Richard Eskow for his "Conversations" feature, and the result is an excellent two-part video that covers a number of topics. I want to focus on Part 2, and in particular a section near the end. The whole of Part 2 is embedded below and worth watching all the way thr... more »

Merry Shopping Season!

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 16 hours ago

Worst reporter ever!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
The biggest political punch-up of the week between the BBC and the Conservative Party, of course, was that between the BBC and George Osborne (backed by David Cameron) over the BBC's coverage of the Autumn Statement - and especially over Norman Smith's remarks on *Today. * George Osborne said this about it: When I woke up this morning and listened to the Today programme it felt like I was listening to a rewind of a tape of 2010 with BBC correspondents saying Britain is returning to a sort of George Orwell world of the Road to Wigan Pier and that is such nonsense. I would have tho... more »

More Evidence of harper's Cowardice

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
We all remember when macho, wargasm, strong values, strong everything, stephen harper was weeping and peeing in a closet while his colleagues were barricading their caucus room against a mentally-ill gunman. Search this blog for further commentary on stephen harper's innate cowardice. Today, the CBC presents further evidence of harper's fear of the world. The Conservative Party (in response to complaints that are a result of deliberate under-funding) has recommended that the Access to Information program be able to raise its fees for filling out a request from $5 to $25. Because, o... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*What America Should and Should Not Learn from Chinese Education* Gene Veith noted an interesting potential outcome of allowing the kind of education fit for free people into Hong Kong: Today, the still-Communist Chinese are blaming the liberal arts curriculum in the schools of Hong Kong for the pro-freedom movement currently roiling that city, with the protests generally led by liberal arts students. The movement is being called “scholarism.” In the mean time, the Chinese government wants to impose a pro-government purely economic curriculum. Sound familiar? Anything Communists ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Warmist Rahmstorf is now rubbishing statistical significance -- and he thinks a few THOUSANDTHS of one degree Celsius are important* Stefan Rahmstorf is a German oceanographer and big-time Warmist who got his doctorate in New Zealand! He writes very well and often in English and has been richly rewarded for it. He is definitely a man who knows on which side his bread is buttered. His oceanographic background does however make him skeptical of the usual but absurd Warmist claim that the deep oceans suddenly started storing "missing" heat 18 years ago. So he has to deny that ... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War ( December 6- 7 , 2014 Weekend Report ) - Lebanon drwan into Syria campaign as captured soldiers become pawns in confrontation with Al Nusra .... State of play politically ( domestic and Internationally ) , as well as from the battlefields .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Links ....... *New US Command Signals Escalation in Iraq, Syria* *ISIS Sieges Key East Syrian Air Base* *In Kobani Stalemate, Turks and Kurds Carry on a Propaganda Battle* *Al-Qaeda Executes Lebanese Soldier Over Capture of 'Caliph's Wife'* *Iran Confirms Strikes Against ISIS in Iraq* Tweets- 12/6/14 .... *Al Arabiya English* @AlArabiya_Eng · 22m 22 minutes ago #Lebanon erupts after Nusra Front-linked murder http://ara.tv/mrgpc Al Arabiya English [image: View this content on Al Arabiya English's website] Lebanon erupts after Nusra Front-linked murder By Al Arabiya Englis... more »

How To Be In The Present

Waking Times at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Video - *Diving deep with Infinite Waters to explore what is keeping you out of the present moment. The post How To Be In The Present appeared first on Waking Times.

Saturday Interview: Candi Chetwynd

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
Candi Chetwynd is a Stoke-on-Trent Labour activist who stood last year in the contest to succeed Joan Walley as Labour's parliamentary candidate in Stoke-on-Trent North. She is also hoping to contest a seat for Labour in 2015's local council elections. You can follow Candi on Twitter here, or if you live in Stoke-on-Trent expect to see her on a doorstep near you. *Why do you want to be a Labour councillor?* To fight for social justice locally. I am tired of seeing inequality, low pay, and lowered aspirations distributed according to post code. People deserve better. *Have you eve... more »

Touched By Angels, 6 Days At Burnaby General Hospital

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 18 hours ago
*Written By Grant G* Thursday November 27th......Wanting to travel ahead of the cold snap, Thursday afternoon I headed to Garden Bay to check water pipes, the boat, lines and dock, just missed the 1:30 pm ferry out of Horseshoe Bay, leaving a 2 hour wait til the next scheduled sailing, then suddenly something didn`t feel right... Never left the car deck, we arrived in Langdale, drove off the ferry and headed up coast, Langdale to Garden Bay, a trip of approximately 90 minutes, throughout the non-stop drive this queasy feeling persisted and once I arrived in Garden Bay my wors... more »

Political speech : Support the troops

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
In May 2012, David Pugliese wrote about how senior managers at Veterans Affairs Canada received almost $700,000 in bonuses and extra pay in 2011 "even as their department came under fire for failing to help former soldiers." A Con official advised him the bonuses are set by the Treasury Board and senior management at Veterans Affairs. Pugliese : "Next year's payouts could be even larger, since the government is tying those to the savings managers can find in their departments. An estimated 800 jobs will be lost at Veterans Affairs over the next three years." Chronicle Herald, yes... more »

"A fight to the death"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
It has certainly been quite a week for the BBC. It's been engaged in a war on several fronts. The *Telegraph *this morning has a piece by its senior political correspondent Steven Swinford which opens with the words: The BBC wants Labour to win the General Election because it is in a “fight to the death” over the future of the licence fee, Conservative MPs have claimed. The article itself only quotes one Conservative MP, Andrew Bridgen: They [the BBC] are in a fight to the death over the future of the licence fee. They know that if Labour comes along it's business as usual but i... more »

Pan (2015)

Gentong Taek at MOVIE HD DOWNLOAD - 19 hours ago
Watch Movie Pan Full Movie HDFull Movie Pan Full Movie with duration 120 Min and released on 2015-07-17 with MPAA rating is 0. 3332064 3332064 *Original Title :* Pan *Movie title in your country :* Pan *Year of movie :* 2015 *Genres of movie :* Adventure, Comedy, Family, *Status of movie :* Released *Release date of movie :* 2015-07-17 *Companies of movie :* *Countries of movie :* United States of America, *Language of movie :* English, *Durationof movie :* 120 Min *Average vote of movie :* 0 *Youtube ID of movie :* tjW1mKwNUSo *Translation of movie :* EN,DE,ES, ... more »

20-30 Tejas to be commissioned soon: Defence Minister

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tejas LCA]As many as 20-30 indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, which will replace the aging MiG fighters, will be commissioned soon, government informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Programme, which has been running behind schedule. During Question Hour, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said "20-30" Tejas aircraft are to be commissioned soon. Read more

Kenyan fighter jet crashes in al-Shabaab territory near Kismayo

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-5 Tiger II]A Kenyan fighter jet crashed near Kismayo Thursday (December 4th) while returning from a combat mission in southern Somalia, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesperson Colonel David Obonyo confirmed. "A KDF aircraft, while returning from a combat mission in Somalia, regrettably crashed within enemy territory," Obonyo said in a statement sent to Sabahi. "Al-Shabaab militia reached the site of the crashed aircraft and set it on fire," he said. "The fate of the pilot remains unknown. We classify him as still missing in action." Read more

Feds: Navy Engineer Tried to Steal Schematics of Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, Give Them to Egyptian Gov’t

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)]A Navy civilian engineer has been indicted on charges he tried to steal schematics of an aircraft carrier under construction and have them sent to Egypt. Federal prosecutors said Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, Virginia, was arrested Friday on two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data. Prosecutors said Awwad tried to steal technical data in the designs of the USS Gerald R. Ford in late October. Read more

F-35 poses a danger to the Liaoning but can't defeat it alone: expert

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]Wang Mingzhi, a military strategist from the People's Liberation Army Air Force Command College has said the F-35, the United States' second fifth-generation stealth fighter may pose a serious threat to China's air defenses, but it will not be able to easily destroy Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, during a battle, reports our sister newspaper, Want Daily. During the interview, Wang said that China should pay attention to the development of the F-35 since it is better than most of the PLA Air Force and Navy's fighters. It can be very dangerous to ... more »

Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky's S-70B SEAHAWK® Aircraft for Multi-role Helicopter Requirement

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: S-70B SEAHAWK]India's Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., to fulfill the service's Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK® helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support and training program. "India's selection of the S-70B helicopter represents a major strategic win for Sikorsky in an important growth market, and positions us well for fut... more »

U.S. Congress passes bill on sale of Perry frigates to Taiwan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USS Gary (FFG-51)]The U.S. Senate has approved a bill authorizing the sale of four decommissioned U.S. frigates to Taiwan, a transfer that supports said will enhance Taiwan's defense capability. The bill, which was approved Thursday, will now be sent to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law, which is expected later this month or early in January. The measure, which also approves the transfer of warships to Mexico among other things, was adopted by the House of Representatives in April. Read more

ACTAS Sonar Systems for the Indian Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Atlas lektronik ACTAS sonar]Atlas Elektronik and the Indian Ministry of Defense have signed a contract for the delivery of six active towed array sonar systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy. The total contract volume is approximately 40 million Euros. Delivery of the first system is planned for 2016. The six systems would equip three Talwar-class frigates and three Delhi-class destroyers, providing them with the capability to detect enemy submarines. Both classes of vessels have been prepared in advance to accept the German system. Atlas was selected as the preferred contrac... more »

Graphs at a glance: NAO report shows public spending cuts are pushing the NHS into a black hole of deficit

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 20 hours ago
The Office of Budget Responsibility's "Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2014", published in December 2014, stated that by 2019-20 public spending as a share of GDP will fall back below its lowest level since the Second World War.  When questioned about this on BBC Radio4's Today Programme George Osborne retorted "Has the World fallen in? No it has not!". If Osborne's measure of economic success is

Russia’s Navy to be Fully Modernized by 2050, Get Next-Generation Warships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Russia has started the implementation of its long-term military shipbuilding program, according to Russia’s parliamentary newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta. The Navy is to get over 600 surface ships, submarines and auxiliary ships by 2050. The key developer of the next-generation warships is Krylov State Research Center in St. Petersburg. Read more

Women soldiers to serve in front-line combat units

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Female British soldiers]Women will fight alongside men on the front line for the first time after a Government review into relaxing the restrictions on female troops joining combat units. The Ministry of Defence is moving towards the historic change after a six-month study into whether women are suitable for the rigours of front-line combat jobs. The report, while making no firm recommendation, is said to have removed doubts within the MoD. Senior sources have told The Telegraph that they are now prepared to open up front-line combat roles to women. Read more

QinetiQ secures contract to provide support for Artful's testing and acceptance trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMS Artful]QinetiQ has secured a contract to provide support for the testing and acceptance trials for Artful, the third and latest Astute-class nuclear-powered submarine of the Royal Navy. QinetiQ will support four separate work packages addressing a variety of trials to support Acoustic, Magnetic signatures, weapon discharge and electronic warfare calibration which will be conducted on QinetiQ managed ranges and in the open sea. QinetiQ has a long and successful history of providing extensive test and evaluation services for ships and submarines including the previous two... more »

Admiralty Shipyards provide Vietnamese Navy with third Project 636.1 submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Admiralty Shipyards (which is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in St. Petersburg have provided the Vietnamese Navy with the third of the six Project 636.1 diesel-electric submarines ordered by Vietnam, the Russian shipbuilding industry told Interfax-AVN. "An act of technical acceptance of the submarine was signed on Thursday," the source said. Admiralty Shipyards is now expecting a barge to take the submarine to Cam Ranh, where it will be based. "The submarine, which is called the Hai Phong, will be sent to Vietnam tentatively by December 10," the source said. Read more

Young Volcanoes on the Moon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is a complete surprise as there was zero indication of real volcanism. That has now changed. What it means about the core now needs to be investigated with different eyes. One expects a deep chamber at the core and a deep pathway that allows some escape. We still do not expect persuasive volcanism as we experience here. We also want to think twice about Mars. If this is an indicator, then there must be far more action on Mars that has gone unnoticed. .*Young Volcanoes on the Moon* *Nov 24, 2014: Back in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts orbiting the Moon photographed som... more »

The CIA Won the Midterm Elections

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This does spell out a problem. It is that oversight itself is not transparent. What i mean here is that the content very much needs to be secret and that means oversight by a body able address ethical options and make hard choices. After all if perfect intelligence existed, in 1920, any of us would have shot Hitler without a tinge of conscience . That is an extreme but the decissions are often that important. We have paid with thousands of lives because Osama Bin Ladin was treated with benign neglect. We face a serious professed threat from both Iran that may actually becom... more »

The Real Reason Why Germany Halted Its Gold Repatriation From The NY Fed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Ah yes. A few years ago, i posted an item that explained just how easy it is to fabricate gold bars whose interior is tungsten. I did not myself believe the claim until i actually pulled out my references to confirm plausibility. It is both plausible and the actual theft took place during a period in which the suppl;y could not be explained. At best it was not stolen but used to supply short sellers who are now deeply trapped. Whatever the story, it is not available for convenient delivery unless gold collapses, and the gold for show in the vaults is all faked up tungsten b... more »

Google Joins the Effort to Combat Overfishing, with Global Fishing Watch

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
We are actually going to know what is going on. From there it is a short step to regulatory confrontation and real management. I do not think that we are going to really win this battle but i will take a serious slow down that allows significant recovery. Recall that the greatest fishery in the world on the Grand Banks has never recovered and it is now a whole generation. Other great fisheries have not recovered either. All were abandoned because they simply ceased to produce. In most we had the pathetic sight of regulators slamming shut the barn door. Real victory is coming ... more »

Mass Murder Is Becoming The Norm In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
A file image uploaded on June 14, 2014 on the jihadist website Welayat Salahuddin allegedly shows militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executing dozens of captured Iraqi security forces members at an unknown location in the Salaheddin province (AFP Photo / HO) *ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster Than Statisticians Can Count -- Daily Beast* *The jihadists’ advance has prompted a murder spree so massive that some groups have stopped publishing their death counts for fear of misleading the public.* ERBIL, Iraq — In any war, it’s the wanton acts of barbarism that... more »

Are there no workhouses?

Alison at Creekside - 21 hours ago
Some holiday cheer from the Canadian neo-liberal think tank, Frontier Centre for Public Policy : Transcript : "Labour laws in Canada are supposed to protect workers from exploitation and ensure their safety. But they are not always helping teenagers who are entering the workforce for the first time. Most provinces require that anyone younger than 16 or 14 obtain a permit to work or have written permission from their parents. Children under 12 are almost never allowed to work unless they might be helping on a family farm. Teens who do work face many restrictions, including how ma... more »

Real Americans like "Pop-Off Petey" King are singing and dancing over the Staten Island grand jury's no-indictment verdict

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*Natalie Wood as Maria mimes (while Marni Nixon sings) "I Feel Pretty," from the film version of West Side Story. It will be interesting to see whether Rep. "Pop-Off Petey" King (R-NY) emerges from the little experiment I have in mind for him singing "I Feel Pretty."* *by Ken* I'm sure you've heard about "Pop-Off Petey" King's deeply felt response to the grand jury decision not to indict Staten Island's killer cop, which is hooray for the grand jury, and it's victim Eric Garner's own damn fault for being fat and asthmatic. After all, when you're planning to be choked by a cop, it'... more »

Ukraine President Poroshenko Draws A Line At Donetsk Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Poroshenko: Kyiv Must Hold Donetsk Airport -- Voice of America* Ukraine's president said Friday that the country's armed forces must not lose control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk. President Petro Poroshenko presented awards to a group of "cyborgs," the name given to the soldiers and members of volunteer battalions who have fought at the Donetsk airport, the site of repeated clashes with Russia-backed separatists. "I am sure that we are protecting all of Ukraine there," Poroshenko's website quoted him as saying during the meeting in Kyiv. He added he was sure tha... more »

Ukraine Pays Russia For The Resumption Of Natural Gas Shipments

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
© ITAR-TASS/Vitaly Grabar *Ukraine, Feeling Winter Chill, Pays $378 Million For Russian Gas -- Reuters* (Reuters) - With freezing temperatures gripping Kiev, Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz said on Friday it had transferred $378 million to Russia's Gazprom to buy Russian gas for December, paving the way for the first shipments since Moscow cut supplies in June. Flows to Ukraine from Russia were severed in a dispute over prices and debts. In line with a deal signed by Naftogaz and Gazprom in October, they should resume within 48 hours from when the Russian firm receives the ... more »

PARCC Is Down to DC Plus Ten States, and Louisiana Isn’t One of Them

deutsch29 at @ THE CHALK FACE - 23 hours ago
Louisiana State Superintendent John White insists that Louisiana students in grades 3 through 8 will take the Partnership for Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in the spring of 2015. PARCC is one of two federally-funded consortia that developed tests for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Supposedly, in spring 2015, Louisiana students will […]

China Takes Russia's Side Over A Disputed Arms Buy With Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Money Dispute With Kiev Threatens Future Chinese Arms Buys -- Washington Times* China is colluding with Russia to avoid paying $14 million to the Ukrainian government for a second Zubr-class amphibious landing hovercraft — or air-cushioned landing craft — that was delivered by Kiev to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in early March. The delivery came days before the Russian annexation of Crimea, where the vessel was built. At issue is the question of who gets the $14 million. Since the contract was signed between China and Ukraine before Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Bei... more »

French Defense Minister: Russia May Never Receive Mistral Warships

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*French Defense Minister Says Russia May Never Receive Mistral Warships -- New York Times* PARIS — Two warships that France agreed to sell to Russia might never be delivered, the French defense minister said on Friday, drawing an angry response from Moscow, which said Paris must honor its contract in full. The remarks by Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian came a week after President François Hollande said France would postpone the handover of the first of the ships to the Russian Navy “until further notice.” “It is possible that we never deliver them,” Mr. Le Drian said in an in... more »

Are Empaths Actually Communicating Telepathically?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jocelyn Daher* - If science can harvest this technology of reading minds, are we communicating with one another and dismissing it as purely an individual experience? The post Are Empaths Actually Communicating Telepathically? appeared first on Waking Times.

Russia Unveils New Troop Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
With fuel consumption of 100 liters per 100 kilometers, the Punisher won’t win any awards for fuel efficiency. facebook.com/toparsenal *'Punisher' Vehicle Tested for Security Forces -- Moscow Times* A prototype of an armored vehicle called the Punisher, being developed for Russia's security forces, presented at a testing ground outside Moscow, according to a Facebook community of weapons enthusiasts. The test run of the "menacing" machine for the Federal Security Service took place last week at the Dmitrovsky Testing Ground, a post on facebook.com/toparsenal said. Developed by ZiL... more »

Historically, the United States has been admired by the rest of the world because of its “freedom.” When I grew up in the 40s and early 50s there certainly was freedom …and the word “terrorism” was never heard. Nowadays virtually all terrorism in the U.S. is the work of the government. And in place of freedom, the present U.S. government has unleashed sociopath stormtrooper cops with license to terrorize and murder anybody they wish, including children, without punishment. I feel so bad for today’s children. It’s hard for me to picture myself growing up under these conditions. Would I have become a cop instead of a Ph.D. physicist? I certainly hope not. But one thing I’m sure of is that I would never murder anyone, even if ordered to do so and knowing that I wouldn’t be punished if I did..

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *Guest Column by John Whitehead — Growing Up in a Police State * ------------------------------ December 4, 2014 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter America’s Children: The Trials of Growing Up in a Police State By John W. Whitehead “It’s been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he’s still covered in burns. There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and s... more »

Melatonin and the Pineal Gland

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video -* Video about melatonin and the self-repairing process of the human body. The post Melatonin and the Pineal Gland appeared first on Waking Times.

Cell (2015)

Gentong Taek at MOVIE HD DOWNLOAD - 1 day ago
0775440 Download Cell Full StreamingFull Movie Cell Full Movie with duration 120 Min and broadcast on 2015-01-01 and MPAA rating is 0. - *Original Title :* Cell - *Movie title in your country :* Cell - *Year of movie :* 2015 - *Genres of movie :* Horror, Science Fiction, - *Status of movie :* In Production - *Release date of movie :* 2015-01-01 - *Companies of movie :* - *Countries of movie :* - *Language of movie :* English, - *Durationof movie :* 120 Min - *Average vote of movie :* 0 - *Youtube ID of movie :* - *Translation of movie :* IT,E... more »

Theory as thought

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Recently a friend and colleague wrote me to say: “The SS piece is actually really useful to me as a model for dealing with Political Science post paradigm wars.” Which prompts me (as if academics ever need such a prompt) to revisit an issue I raised almost a year ago: the role of Continue reading

Odds and Ends

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*A field prepared for planting.* Friend observes: Ma probably won't be able to get anything controversial through the legislature til the end of his term. Yep! This means that his fury and frustration will be largely directed at his own party. I'm thinking Taiwan might actually run out of hot dogs, popcorn, and beer by the time I am through watching the KMT savage itself. The new cabinet is out, and it is very similar to the old cabinet. Ma has made former Premier Jiang Yi-hwa the Sec-Gen of the Presidential Office. He's not just circling the wagons; he's turtling. This Apple Dail... more »

'Tis the season for regifting: Presenting a cautionary tale

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Ken* My goodness, can it really be coming up on 19 years since the classic *Seinfeld* "regifting" episode first aired? You can find the script for "The Label Maker" here, on the SeinfeldScripts website. *Again, the script of "The Label Maker" can be found here.* I don't know that Mssrs Berg and Schaffer, who wrote the script for "The Label Maker" (Season 6, Episode 11), *invented* the term "regifting," but I'm pretty sure I'd never heard it before, and even Widipedia acknowledges, "The term was popularized by an episode of the NBC sitcom *Seinfeld* ('The Label Maker')," but... more »

A Look At North Korea's Secretive Elite Hacker Unit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*In North Korea, Hackers Are A Handpicked, Pampered Elite -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the attack that was launched last month but a U.S. national security source said it was a suspect. Defectors from the North have said Bureau 121, staffed by some of the most ... more »

HOLY WAR AT HARRODS Vanity Fair, September 1995

News Spike - 1 day ago
_____________________________________________________________________________ HOLY WAR AT HARRODS Vanity Fair, September 1995 _____________________________________________________________________________ *Foreword* Although Mohamed 'Al' Fayed's capacity for fantasy, vengefulness, and thievery had all been aired in the DTI report of March 1990, Fayed's heavily-publicized gifts to children's charities helped him prosper in British society. Five years later the American current affairs magazine, Vanity Fair, sent its top investigative journalist, Maureen Orth, to England t... more »

Free Trade 41: David Ricardo, CPE, FPE and Consumer Surplus

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc. has a joint project with SEANET, the regional free market think tank based in Kuala Lumpur, to promote free trade and market reforms in the ASEAN countries. This is the first of the many public education activities that we will undertake. The first known theoretician to articulate the theory and beauty of comparative advantage was the British investor and later, political economist, David Ricardo. After reading Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations", he was enamored with classical economic theories and studied and wrote on his own. When good... more »

Terminator: Genisys Official International Trailer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*My Comment: *I have always loved the Terminator franchise. Looking forward to this film.

CDC Upsells Vaccine with Antivirals!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*I have updated this post with just a few, older very relevant posts, from the blog. Scroll down* So, changed my headline from "Problem- Flu vaccine not effect. Solution? Ineffective but highly profitable antivirals" to the post heading *" CDC Upsells Vaccine with Antivirals" Why?* *Because that is exactly what the CDC is doing! This is a tried and true sales technique!* upselling *A sales strategy where the seller will provide opportunities to purchase related products or services, often for the sole purpose of making a larger sale.* I will have much more to say about this big pha... more »

Fukushima Updates ( December 5-7 , 2014 Weekend Report ) - Parade of Horribles for your consideration.......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Energy News..... 04:48 PM EST on December 5th, 2014 | 8 comments “Deadly strontium” spikes to record level outside Fukushima Reactor No. 2 — Up nearly 50,000,000% in recent months (CHART) 10:09 AM EST on December 5th, 2014 | 65 comments Japan Gov’t-funded Report: MOX fuel particles found over 100 km from Fukushima — Plutonium-239 levels ‘significantly enhanced’ after Reactor 3 explosion — Nuclear fuel material transported in atmosphere across long distances (MAP) 01:32 PM EST on December 2nd, 2014 | 208 comments Official back from Fukushima: Invisible blanket of death covers... more »

Two Documentaries On The Battle For Stalingard

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*My Comment:* Friday is usually movie night (I will post a movie for tomorrow) .... but here are two good documentaries on the Battle for Stalingrad.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 5, 2104

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Many Trials For Ashton Carter -- Russell Berman, The Atlantic* The next defense secretary will inherit "no shortage of challenges to our national security," President Obama said in his nomination. Ashton Carter's stewardship of the Pentagon may only last for the final two years of the Obama presidency, but the veteran of Washington's national security establishment won't have the luxury of being a caretaker defense secretary. "We face no shortage of challenges to our national security," President Obama said while formally nominating Carter in a White House ceremony on Frida... more »

And so to bed...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Running a small-scale, non-self-promoting blog like this between the two of us - a quiet(ish), non-campaigning, personal place for Sue and me to pour out our semi-organised thoughts about BBC bias and other matters (*pace* the blog's name, and accompanying get-out clause) - it's inevitably hard to keep up with the totality of BBC-bias-related matters... ...especially this week, when (unusually) BBC-bias-related matters have returned to centre-stage after a relative lull (see elsewhere)... ...Family, friends, work, home repairs, *I'm a Celebrity *(for me)*, **The Apprentice *(for S... more »

World News Briefs -- December 5, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Orion Zooms Around Planet, Drops Into The Pacific; Recovery Underway -- L.A. Times* The Orion spacecraft launched Friday morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida and finished its first test flight by falling gently into the Pacific Ocean, supported by a trio of parachutes. The Orion blasted off at 4:05 a.m. PST, circled the globe twice, reached 3,600 miles above Earth, then placidly landed in the sea off Baja California. The flight, lasting about 4 1/2 hours, tested various systems of a spacecraft that scientists hope will one day carry humans to Mars. Once Orion landed off the We... more »

The Truth About America Today: North Korea Calls The United States The Dirtiest Word Possible..

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
It should be no shock to anyone living in America that I and others are not going to pull any strings and call America what it really is... An EMPIRE that is now in its twilight and on the road to full collapse and oblivion... It is so sad that during my lifetime that great Republic has found itself ruined due to a criminal tribe of "chosen ones" who have steered American policies both foreign and domestic and have turned the American leadership into a group of soulless criminals that have been in pursuit of power and domination... Right now, I want to present the following importa... more »

Friday Nerd Blogging: Star Wes Awakens

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
The folks here are big, big fans of Star Wars, so we were most happy this week with the new teaser. Many parodies have/will ensue. Here is the Wes Anderson take:

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