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Thomas Paine

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

9 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

10:45pm MST

Lamar W. Hankins : A problem with authority

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 minute ago
By the age of 20, I was aware of the frequent exercise of authority in illegitimate, violent, corrupt, and otherwise abusive ways. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | December 9, 2014 The recent cases in both Ferguson, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : A problem with authority

The Order of the Golden Ratio in Space-Time

Waking Times at Waking Times - 39 minutes ago
*Anna Hunt - *Researchers from South Africa claim that the golden ratio can be seen in the topology of space-time, giving the argument that the ratio keeps the entire Universe in order. The post The Order of the Golden Ratio in Space-Time appeared first on Waking Times.

Re. release of the "Senate Torture Report," what might Beethoven's Don Florestan and Donna Leonore have to say?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 44 minutes ago
*"We need reliable intelligence," Young Johnny McCranky said today on the Senate floor. And, he insisted, "Torture produces more misleading information than actionable intelligence."* *by Ken* Earlier this evening Howie wrote about the will-they-or-won't-they-release-it situation of the "executive summary" of what I'm just going to call the Senate Torture Report. And he already had me thinking about it yesterday when he passed along the above clip of Young Johnny McCranky on the Senate floor. As it happened, I took a half sick day this morning, and listened on the radio on to ong... more »

You Can Keep Your Money, EU Jackasses, Just Stop Funding ISIS Terrorists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 44 minutes ago
For ISIS's immoral and criminal leaders, money has no religious significance, so they're more than willing to take Kafir (infidel) money if the price is right. An excerpt from, *"EU announces $12.3 million in aid for Syrian civilians in Turkey, Syria"* Al-Akhbar, December 9, 2014: The European Union on Tuesday announced 10 million euros ($12.3 million) in new humanitarian aid for Syrian civilians in Turkey and Syria. “Today, we are stepping up our assistance to the people of Syria and to the Turkish communities hosting Syrian refugees,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini... more »

Living in a Resource Based Economy

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *We are intrinsically connected to the planet. How do we go about living in a way that allows the human race to live well? The post Living in a Resource Based Economy appeared first on Waking Times.

Vladimir Putin after many months of trying to make peace with the war-mongering U.S. and its European vassals: "We will protect the diversity of the world. We will tell the truth to people abroad, so that everyone can see the real and not distorted and false image of Russia. We will actively promote business and humanitarian relations, as well as scientific, education and cultural relations. We will do this even if some governments attempt to create a new iron curtain around Russia. We will never enter the path of self-isolation, xenophobia, suspicion and the search for enemies. All this is evidence of weakness, while we are strong and confident. "

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour ago
------------------------------ *http://www.vineyardsaker.it/* THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 Disgusted, Russia officially gives up any pretense of "dialog" with the AngloZionist Empire Dear friends, The full address of President Putin to the Federal Assembly is now available online and, since this is a very long text, I will not re-post it here. What I propose to do here is to bring to your attention four verbatim excerpts from his speech with some key segments bolded out. Most of the speech was on economic and internal matters, but I think that these four points and, especially, th... more »

Note first that THE CRUX is a western businessman's journal. It is not political. Thus, it does not take a position as to whether Russia deserves the sanctions hung on it, or whether the allegations are all lies originated by the U.S. (the actual truth). Rather, it provides strong data showing that the EU is severely, and irrevesibly, damaging their economies solely to please Washington. It is one thing for the EU countries to be vassals of Washington but quite another to sacrifice the well being of their citizens by acquiscing to Washinton's crushing demands without the slightest protest.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour ago
------------------------------ You might not believe who’s benefiting from the sanctions on Russia*From Mike “Mish” Shedlock at Global Economic Trend Analysis:* Image from bob via Flickr European sanctions on Russia have hurt the EU far more than Russia. Moreover, Europe has lost key machinery contracts to China, and those contracts will likely stay with China even after sanctions are lifted. Please consider Europe Feels Sting in the Tail of Russia Sanctions. *At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since t... more »

Compromise: Pardon Bush, Execute Cheney And Let's Move On From This Whole Torture Thing

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"> Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, had an ironic idea this week-- Obama pardoning Bush and Cheney for torture, making the point that what they did is illegal. The Obama administration could still take measures to hold accountable the officials who authorized torture. Some of the statutes of limitations have run out, but not all of them have. And the release of the Senate's report provides a blueprint for criminal investigations, even if that's not what the intelligence committee set out to do.

Global taxpayers and honest businesses stump up to cover the countless billions lost to “industrial scale” tax dodging

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
SOURCE GUARDIAN: PriceWaterhouseCoopers chief Kevin Nicholson denies lying over tax deals Kevin Nicholson is PwC UK’s head of tax, and worked as an HM Revenue and Customs tax inspector in the early 1990s. In January 2014 Nicholson told parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that PwC did not “mass market” tax products or sell tax avoidance “schemes” to clients. But in November this year,

Compromise: Pardon Bush, Execute Cheney And Let's Move On From This Whole Torture Thing

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, had an ironic idea this week-- Obama pardoning Bush and Cheney for torture, making the point that what they did is illegal. The Obama administration could still take measures to hold accountable the officials who authorized torture. Some of the statutes of limitations have run out, but not all of them have. And the release of the Senate's report provides a blueprint for criminal investigations, even if that's not what the intelligence committee set out to do. But let's face it: Mr. Obama is not inclined to... more »

Racism vs. Love, Compassion and Knowledge

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Daniel Dowling* The post Racism vs. Love, Compassion and Knowledge appeared first on Waking Times.

Chet Raymo, "The Red Tent"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Red Tent"* by Chet Raymo “Looking back, I would have to say that the greatest scientific achievement of my lifetime is the discovery of the secret of the DNA and the consequent sequencing of the human genome. You will hear the latter compared to the building of the atomic bomb, or putting a man on the moon. It is more, much more. It is an end and a beginning. It is the end of the reign of the gods. No one knows yet what is beginning. Anita Diamant's “The Red Tent” comes to mind, a novelistic retelling of the biblical story of Jacob and his wives and children from the point o... more »

Dangerous Murmurings Pulse from Hulse

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*Guest post by Stephen Berry from **Affordable Auckland* Anyone who reads between the lines of politician gobbledygook should be very worried by comments about rental tenancy tenure made by Auckland’s Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse . Following the release of the ‘Residential Mobility’ report from the *Growing Up in New Zealand* study, which shows high levels of residential movement in young families, Ms. Hulse says she is “disturbed” by findings that “a high proportion of our most vulnerable, being children, have unstable accommodation in the first years of their lives.” [image: _Quo... more »

money talks

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

World News Briefs -- December 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" on Capitol Hill in Washington December 9, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas *Kerry Urges Flexibility In U.S. War Powers Against Islamic State -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Any congressional authorization of U.S. military force against Islamic State should be flexible and not limit the fight to Iraq and Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday. The authorization should also not restrict U.S. President Barack Obama in depl... more »

Musical Interlude: Ed Van Fleet, “Children of the Clouds”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Ed Van Fleet, “Children of the Clouds” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlecWVGotEs

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Putin’s Failures Leave Russia Reeling

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
[image: Image: Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama] The first price a nation pays for reckless aggression is the complete unity of all potential enemies that it may face. Even talking a good war is dangerous as the Kaiser learned a century ago. and this article is quite right. All the begging in the world by the USA could not have produced a more advantageous playing field for the USA and NATO. Putin has even given them strategic options that they can morally take while blaming Putin. One of those is a NATO deep sea fleet in Romania on the Black Sea. This secures the Dardanelles... more »

Is Low Vitimin D Deadly?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
This study is very welcome. we are now going from a strong suspicion that vitamin D deficiency was deleterious to certainty. Better the next step is to actually determine what is the best way to overcome this deficiency or to establish if an excess is possibly good for us also. We are using supplements blindly at the moment without real assurance that it is correct or sufficient. I personally take 2000 mgs every day based on anecdotal evidence. Hopefully we will actually know soon. *IS LOW VITAMIN D DEADLY?* *Posted by Stine Rasmussen-U. Copenhagen on November 19, 2014 * *htt... more »

How to See an Aura

Waking Times at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Video - *This video walks you through how to see a person's aura. The post How to See an Aura appeared first on Waking Times.

CIA Torture Report- Why not mention CIA doctors & Human Experimentation?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
Not one mainstream media outlet is mentioning this important fact. Skirting the issue. Talking around it. But, let's be honest here. The 'torture' gave the medical establishment a perfect opportunity to experiment on human beings- It's heinous to think about. But let's not kid ourselves. It happened! And if you foolishly think it didn't.... because you are that naive? I am going to relink a post from 2009. CIA doctors face human experimentation claims The more things change the more they stay the same................. Medical ethics group says physicians monitored 'enhanced interroga... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 9, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*U.S. Military On High Alert Over CIA Report -- The Hill* Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered military commanders to be on high alert to respond to any security threats over the release of a report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation practices. “I’ve directed all of our combatant commanders to have all their commands on alert because we want to be prepared, just in case,” Hagel said on CNN Tuesday. But the outgoing Pentagon chief also said he knew of no “specific” threats over the report. He added that the Defense Department had worked with investigators to limi... more »

Malcolm Guite - The Great Dance: Love and the Virtues from Dante to Lewis

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
"priest, poet, rock'n'roller. I play in Mystery Train, and am chaplain at glorious Girton College Cambridge and St. Edward's King and Martyr" - from Malcolm Guite's Twitter bio. Check out *Malcolm Guite's website* and *his Twitter account*. *Video Title: Malcolm Guite - 2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute. Source: CSLewisFoundation. Date Published: October 15, 2014. Description:* This is a video of Malcolm Guite’s plenary address titled “The Great Dance: Love and the Virtues from Dante to Lewis” from the 2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute.

Leo Buscaglia, “Loving Each Other”; "Risks"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* “Loving Each Other”* by Leo Buscaglia “Emotional detachment, maintaining our distance from others, is being prescribed as a solution for avoiding pain. Neglect and abuse of children and the aged is a growing problem. Social and religious institutions, which in the past helped to set standards of behavior and brought people together in companionship, are actively downgraded. Individualism, independence, and personal freedom are valued above love, commitment, and cooperation. Like everyone I know, my life, too, has been a long series of interwoven relationships, both good and bad. ... more »

The Poet: Robert Graves, “Warning To Children”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Warning To Children”* by Robert Graves “Children, if you dare to think Of the greatness, rareness, muchness Fewness of this precious only Endless world in which you say You live, you think of things like this: Blocks of slate enclosing dappled Red and green, enclosing tawny Yellow nets, enclosing white And black acres of dominoes, Where a neat brown paper parcel Tempts you to untie the string. In the parcel a small island, On the island a large tree, On the tree a husky fruit. Strip the husk and pare the rind off: In the kernel you will see Blocks of slate enclosed by dappled Red and gr... more »

My Take On The Release Of The U.S. Senate's CIA Torture Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*My Comment:* A year and a half ago NSA leaker Edward Snowden released documents that detailed America's surveillance and spy programs on our enemies, allies, and even on U.S. citizens .... airing America's dirty laundry for everyone to see .... and as a result got condemned as a traitor by the same U.S. senators who are today praising and applauding themselves for doing the same thing with the release of the CIA torture report. And in the meantime .... the CIA's drone program that targets for assassination enemy threats to the U.S. .... while usually killing scores of civilians i... more »

A3 Newsletter: Give Albert Woodfox a Hug for the Holidays; Please Take Action!

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 6 hours ago
*(PHOTO: Albert Woodfox embraces Herman Wallace)* In Homer Louisiana, Albert Woodfox remains in his cell - 42 years in solitary and held under increasingly severe restrictions. From the unnecessary and extensive use of the black-box during transport, to the 'catch-22' system making it impossible for Albert to have contact visits, it appears that the response to his most recent court victory is to continue turning the screws ever tighter. Not surprisingly, the Louisiana Attorney General has filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court asking them to review their recent ruling that ... more »

Reactions, Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Release Of The CIA Torture Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Did Torture Yield Results? Expected Report On CIA Practices Sparks Controversy -- Arthur Bright, CSM* A five-year Senate investigation into the CIA's use of torture and other practices that violate international law has US embassies on alert around the world. US embassies and military bases abroad are bracing for the expected release today of the Senate's controversial report on the CIA's use of torture during the Bush administration. The 480-page document reveals the results of Senate investigation into the CIA's use of torture and other techniques that violate international l... more »

Building regulation helps make homes unaffordable

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Speaking of problems with innovative building – barriers to using the sort of building techniques that makes homes affordable for first-time buyers, and profitable for speculative builders to build for them – a recent NZIER report into the barriers to innovation in housing found that the problem is not builders or buyers, both of whom would be happy to innovate, but … well, I’ll let the report speak for itself: *The regulatory environment and building consent authorities are the top barriers to innovation and productivity.* I swear I did not write that sentence myself. But I did m... more »

Expect The Lawsuits To Start Coming In After The Release Of The U.S. Senate's CIA Torture Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein discusses a newly released Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's anti-terrorism tactics, in the U.S. Senate in Washington, Dec. 9, 2014. Reuters *Lawyers Believe Torture Report Will Help Prosecution of CIA Agents in Europe -- Vivienne Walt, Time * *The Senate Committee's explicit description of US torture may facilitate legal action* The lawyers of those who’ve spent years in U.S. detention centers like Guantánamo Bay did not expect any surprises in the Senate’s torture report, which described the CIA’s tactics as “br... more »

U.S. MIlitary And Diplomatic Outposts Overseas Prepare For Blow-Back After The Release Of The CIA Torture Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Marines prepare to depart Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Oct. 27, 2014. Omar Sobhani—Reuters *2,000 Marines on Alert Ahead of CIA Torture Report -- Time/NBC* Troops in and around the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea prepare to deal with potential threats following the report's release Around 2,000 U.S. Marines have been placed on alert in preparation for Tuesday’s release of a report on CIA torture against terror suspects. The personnel, who are based in and around the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea, were put on alert to deal with potential threats following the relea... more »

"The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Game Is Rigged: * *Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State"* By John W. Whitehead “The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens.” - Leo Tolstoy "My 7-year-old granddaughter has suddenly developed a keen interest in card games: Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Blackjack, and War. We’ve fallen into a set pattern now: every time we play, she deals the cards, and I pretend not to see her stacking the deck in her favor. And of course, I always lose. I don’t mind losing to my granddaughter at Old Maid, knowing... more »

Questioning the “warmest year” narrative

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“The buzz is intensifying about 2014 possibly being the warmest year globally in the historical temperature record,” notes climatologist Judith Curry, pointing to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) press release of 3 Dec: 2014 on course to be one of the hottest, possibly hottest, on record. Curry, scientist Roy Spencer (who gathers satellite temperature records) and authors Matt Ridley and Ezra Levant all reckon that’s spin, not science. Let’s ask them some questions… Q: How can it be the warmest year on record when the year isn’t yet over? Judith Curry: *The year isn’t... more »

Republican Party Embraces The South's Knee-Jerk Racism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
This was probably employed against your antecedents when they immigrated too Last week the House passed Ted Yoho's Know Nothing bill, the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5759) 219-197. There were 17 Republican co-sponsors, proud racists and bigots like Lou Barletta (R-PA), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Robert Pittinger (R-NC), Ann Wagner (R-MO), David Jolly (R-FL) John Kline (R-MN), the last two of whom are in swing districts a competent DCCC would have won last month. Only 7 Republicans voted against the blatant racism of their party to oppose Yoho's ugly bi... more »

Emailing MPs about BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
In my campaigning salad days (in the run-up to the 2010 general election), when I used to regularly email my concerns about BBC bias to potentially susceptible shadow cabinet ministers, backbench MPs, MEPs, peers and journalists, I'd often find myself in a difficult moral position when it came to their replies. Some of them were decidedly forthright about the BBC - and their staff, answering on their behalf, could be even more indiscreet. All of this would have made great 'copy' for my old blog but, as emails are private conversations, it didn't feel right to share them with the... more »

The REAL Reason For The Ferguson Riots: Mom And Pop Small Businesses Refused To Sell!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
With the "riots" in Ferguson winding down, thankfully, there should now be some analysis of what the hell went wrong, and how the riots occurred in the first place... Too many people have been roped by the criminals in our media and the scumbags running our governments into the fraud of "race wars", and there definitely must have been another reason for all these riots, looting, and burning of businesses in Ferguson, Missouri... I smelled a rat from the very beginning, simply because it did not make any sense at all! Well, lo and behold, there seems to be a definite ulterior motive ... more »

Findings of the CIA Torture Report

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Here are the 20 key findings of the Senate report into the CIA. Black armband day for the USA's democratic/human rights credentials. The abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay have been documented well enough. Papers have been littered with reports of the CIA's "advanced interrogation techniques" for years. Complicity on the part of other Western governments with the programme of extraordinary rendition is virtually common knowledge. We may accept the banality of many everyday evils, but when the veil is torn asunder it's funny how the CIA's sordid, brutal, mendacious and downright ill... more »

U.S. Senate Releases Its CIA Torture Report (Full Coverage)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Senate Torture Report Condemns C.I.A. Interrogation Program -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — A scathing report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday found that the Central Intelligence Agency routinely misled the White House and Congress about the information it obtained from the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects, and that its methods were more brutal than the C.I.A. acknowledged either to Bush administration officials or to the public. The long-delayed report, which took five years to produce and is based on more than six million internal agenc... more »

I am happy that I aand every one I know is not one!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Sometimes I need to know about love and then I see her and she does not even know me and I have her face on every flower that has every been plowed I think to myself there is no chance this city girl with all her circumstance will ever see me or take a look at a big hunk of beef raised on the farm by the hook Just when the segment is ending all miss pretty and a make up proof gives me a little eye and a smile and I know that despite the physics of attraction and my waiting for the perfect formula this hot girl has eyes for me and the horizon becomes a dissonant, They can not prevent t... more »

I obey and anylize do not thinkbooot how happy I am

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Look at me I am happy well you know mutherfucker you are living in reality motherfucker wrong but that is the way the world as we know it I grew up in the old west it had its disavagates and I would hope into a modern system of govermernt we could incorpatre pistols and shotguns where approriate. If you really want to kill a man one shot of buckshot will never fail in any plan. A shot from a 45 might in many circumstace make the perpertrator more brave, Now in every household we know there is a 32 but do the owners know that in extreme confict on the front porch that little dick will... more »

The world spins without regard

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I say nothing but it does not mean I do not care I have an opinion it may be bizarre and non quotable and should be put with the other electronic refuse but every time someone flips the switch should they not be held accountable for why they thought the thought they did think was so objectionable they put it in the whirlwind wonder of blades that exist on every high end sin. There is a lot of garbage in this world that has not been blended and every day we work so hard to make facts not take that place We are the guardians of the earth not the native peoples just citizens propelled ... more »

Breaking News: US setting up legal precedent for future mass torture

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cia-torture-report-6-things-we-learned-1.2865975 Folks...why is the US releasing this Report on Torture? Is it so they can show the world what a 'free and open' society they are???? NAW.....what they're doing here is "normalizing" and institutionalizing their government's ongoing policy of torture. *Step One: Torture a whole bunch of folks* *Step Two: Write an Official Government Report about it and publish it widely* *Step Three: Have no legal recriminations...thereby allowing the top level planners and systemic factotum torturers to go free... more »

10 Creative Ornament Displays

Lorene Nance at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
Hello, it's Lorene again! I wanted to share with you a recent project of mine, plus some more creative ways to display ornaments. I work as a virtual assistant with Cassity over at Remodelaholic and for the 12 Days of Christmas series going on now, Amy from Hertoolbelt and I teamed up for the plans and tutorial for this awesome ornament display tree, a knockoff of a Crate and Barrel item that's no longer available: It is seriously my new favorite thing about Christmas! The ornaments are vintage glass ornaments from my husband's grandmother, so they weren't safe on our tree with my... more »

Trey Gowdy to Jonathan Gruber: Did You Apologize Because You Said It Or Meant It?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*Gowdy asks the squirming little worm what every American would like to ask, and we thank him.* and... Issa asks one of the most important questions at the 6:03 mark. YES!!! No spoiler alert - you'll have to watch. It's an insight that I had from day one of the Gruber tapes coming out about these "educated beyond their intelligence" self-proclaimed elitists. They hold you in contempt. They *do* think you, the American public, are stupid. Stupid is their favorite word. And that applies to just about every libtard who spends his time navel gazing over their soy lattes at the ... more »

Dec. 9: News that isn't

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
I'm afraid there's nothing to say about Section A in Monday's paper, not even on the editorial and op ed pages. It's mostly boring and/or irrelevant. Alec Bruce produces his usual argument that fracking is so good and so safe that the very idea of having a moratorium on it boggles the mind. He must have a mind that's easily boggled. (I'll return to this later.) Craig Babstock has a a column so self-righteous that he really should have his own church. He criticizes protesters who interfered with reporters at an anti-fracking demonstration, saying that papers have a right to speak f... more »

More Claims That The Islamic State Now Has A ‘Radioactive Device’ In Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. Stringer/Reuters *Report: Islamic State Claims ‘Radioactive Device’ Now In Europe -- Washington Free Beacon* *Freelance jihadist weapons maker makes claim on Twitter* An alleged weapons maker for the Islamic State (IS) claimed that a “radioactive device” has been smuggled into an undisclosed location in Europe, according to an intelligence brief released Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group. “A Radioactive Device has entered somewhere in Europe,” according Twitter user Mu... more »

U.S. Commander: Iraqi Military Months Away From Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Photo:* Lieutenant General James L. Terry *Iraqi Military Months Away From Offensive, U.S. Commander Says -- Bloomberg Businessweek* Iraq’s security forces probably won’t be able to start retaking territory from Islamic State for months, the top U.S. commander for Iraq and Syria operations said. While the Sunni extremists are “probably on the defensive” after more than 1,200 airstrikes by the U.S. and allies, Iraq’s army needs more time to rebuild, Army Lieutenant General James Terry, commander of Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters traveling with Defense ... more »

U.S. Led Coalition To Send 1,500 More Military Advisers To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*U.S. Allies To Send About 1,500 Troops To Iraq: Commander -- Reuters* (Reuters) - U.S. allies have committed to send about 1,500 forces to Iraq to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers battling the Islamic State, which increasingly appears on the defensive, the top U.S. commander guiding the coalition effort said on Monday. Lieutenant General James Terry, commander of Operation Inherent Resolve targeting the militants in Iraq and Syria, said the forces would come on top of the up to 3,100 troops U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized to deploy to Iraq. The allies'... more »

Manufacturing the “Russian Threat”

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
The Rise of German Imperialism and the Phony “Russian Threat”By Prof. James Petras The principle Nazi ideological prop that secured massive financial and political support from Germany’s leading industrialists was the Communist and Soviet threat. The main Nazi military drive, absorbing two-thirds of its best troops, was directed eastward at conquering and destroying Russia. The ‘Russian Threat’ justified Nazi Germany’s conquest and occupation of the Ukraine, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Baltic states, with the aid of a substantial proportion of local Nazi collaborators... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Never forget the NHL's six roots where owned by four people. The soul crushing oppression (wage slavery at its worst) of ownership carried on into the modern era. Harold Ballard epitomised cruel and unusual ownership. He let his ego and need for attention destroy a great franchise and eliminate any hope of winning a cup. My Evidence is the Lanny Mcdonald trade. The proud Maple Leafs have never recovered and are now mired in a swamp of stupid contracts. I grew up in Ontario. My grandfather worshipped the leaf. My father and uncle where both minor leaguers who might have made the s... more »

Mishal Husain pushes her favourite cause again

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
We've discussed before Mishal Husain's pushing of the 'We should be letting more Syrian refugees in' angle on 'Today' and, in the wake of that, her subsequent Twitter discussion with a highly appreciative Anna Musgrave of the Refugee Council, who is campaigning on the issue. Mishal expressed a hope during that Twitter exchange that her reporting of the Syrian refugees' stories would "make [a] difference to what the world is willing to do" and ended by asking for Anna's e-mail address. Mishal was back pushing the same cause on this morning's edition. The pretext (so to speak) was t... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

The Economy: “Welcome to the Brave New World of Central Bank Tyranny”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Welcome to the Brave New World of Central Bank Tyranny”* by Shah Gilani "Remember when banks used to make it worth your while to deposit cash with them? Heck, if you’re old enough you probably even remember such inducements as free toasters. But in a reprehensible turn of events, now you – the depositor – are about to get toasted. Thanks to U.S. Federal Reserve policies that are holding market rates down near zero, you’re getting just a few basis points in interest (a basis point is one one-hundredth of a percentage point) on your cash deposits – and haven’t been for several year... more »

Iraq Tells The U.S. That They Need More Airstrikes And Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi (left) meets with outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Baghdad on December 9. *Iraqis Tell Hagel They Need More U.S. Airstrikes, Military Equipment -- L.A. Times* Iraq’s leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants. The appeal by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi conveys the mounting pressure from Baghdad to ramp up efforts against the Sunni Muslim extremists as their campaign enters its fif... more »

Arcturian Ancient History Part 1 – Message to the Lemurians

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
Suzanne Lie: Arcturian Ancient History Part 1 – Message to the Lemurians Channelled by Suzanne Lie. December 9, 2014 http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/ *Dear Readers,* *I am again posting some of the Arcturian messages that I added to my fourth Pleiadian Perceptions on Ascension book. In this section, the Arcturians are in Inner Earth speaking with the Lemurians.* *Dearest August Members of Gaia’s Planet Earth,* As many of you know, when the Galactics land on Gaia’s surface, you, the members of Inner Earth, will send your emissaries topside to assist and educate the many humans w... more »

A globalal Apology

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
I now understand how two ministreys fuck up. I wrote a great post for this site but posted it on my movie site. Call me confused but fortunaltly not in power. Well now that I have made this great fuckup and as the seasons go it aint nothing just a false breeze. What I was trying to really say is the Jean Beliveua and I did not spell that right but he would not care cause he was that kind of man a one in a million or as we see history unfold one in billion who are successful and really beyond the reach of reality TV give a damm Le Gross Bill did not care about where a fan came from ou... more »

The Mistral Naval Deal Is Not The Only Big Military Contract That France Has With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Conquiste del Lavoro *French Company Suspends Sale Of Spy Satellites To Russian Military -- Washington Free Beacon* Satellite maker in past improperly re-sold U.S. space technology to China. A French satellite company has suspended a deal with Moscow to build spy satellites for the Russian military amid U.S. concerns the satellites will contain U.S.-origin technology and violate sanctions and U.S. export controls. The plan by Thales Alenia Space to sell the reconnaissance satellites would undermine newly imposed U.S. sanctions on Moscow for its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea earl... more »

The per incuriam exception to stare decisis

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
*Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, *2014 ONCA 883 [38] Strictly applied, the principle of stare decisis – “stand by things decided” – means we ought to follow Citi Cards even if we disagree with it. Per incuriam is a well-recognized exception to stare decisis. Literally, per incuriam means “through lack of care”; in law, it means a decision made without regard to a statutory provision or earlier binding authority. [39] Under the per incuriam exception, the court may depart from one of its previous decisions if two conditions are met: · The panel deciding... more »

The Disposable World #2 - On Second Thought

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Pink Floyd Mutant* Applying my standard "reverse engineering" strategy on the theory, posed in the first part of this post, *I have come up with an interesting supposition about why some "humans" are deliberately despoiling this planet (the only one we have) with toxic substances, notably radiation.* There is the systemic use of depleted radiation (which is the waste left over from nuclear power plants) by the US military all over the world....but over and above that....we also have deliberate radiation events like Fu*k YOU Shima. In that instance, evil doers deliberately caus... more »

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Talks About Russia-NATO Relations, Ukraine, And the Arms Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Evgeny Biyatov. © Sputnik. *Lavrov's Big Interview: Russia-NATO Relations, Arms Race and Ukraine -- Sputnik* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shares his stance on everything that has happened in the past year. He sat down with RIA Novosti to discuss the subjects of Russian-NATO relations, the Ukrainian crisis, the Arctic race, the ongoing conflict in Syria and the emergence of the eastern giant - China. Russia is affected by Western sanctions imposed on Moscow, especially those imposed by Europe. Our partners in the European Union are affected by the countermeasures introdu... more »

Is The Ukraine Crisis Getting Less Tense?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*There Are Some Signs Ukraine Crisis Is Getting Less Intense -- Marcel Michelson, Forbes* Let’s be grateful for small mercies and welcome some signs that the crisis about Ukraine is getting less intense. That is not to say that “peace is at hand” and that perhaps there are some cynical moves being played out but, still, the resumption of gas supplies and the Day of Silence are small steps in the right direction. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a state of the union speech earlier this week that his country wanted to continue cooperation with the West and there was a brief... more »

Culture Of Corruption-- Oklahoma, The Bronx... Transpartisan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
In Sunday's *NY Times* Eric Lipton exposed one of the most insidious contemporary conspiracies in American politics: a secret alliance between Republican Attorney Generals and Big Oil. The chart above may summarize one of its key *raisons d'être*, but we'll come back and look at in in a moment. Because I want to just make it perfectly clear that I'm not trying to just demonize a bunch of Republican hacks in backward states that have one-party control over-- like Texas, Alabama and Oklahoma. Before we get to the corrupt Republicans taking big bucks from Big Oil, let's look at corrup... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking fears that the rapid development of artificial intelligence could lead to human extinction but I feel that it all comes down to programming and the eternal question ~ are we innately programed to love and cooperate with one another or are we programed to hate and separate from one another? Artificial intelligence without a soul is a garden without sunlight and is doomed to extinction and irrelevance: Allen L Roland. Ph.D* *"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."* ~ Albert Einstein Professor Stephen Ha... more »

The Economy: “The Next Phase of QE Will Shock You”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“The Next Phase of QE Will Shock You”* by Bill Bonner “It's cold here in Manhattan. We've never lived in New York. And every previous visit had left us unenthusiastic. The city is not pretty... at least not compared to Paris. And Lower Manhattan always seemed gritty, dirty and unkempt. Like a homely man or a homeless woman. But a lot has changed. New York is now full of foreigners. Enter our hotel lobby and you hear a din of strange and familiar accents: English, French, Russian... and many we've never heard before. (We make a small contribution to the cacophony by taking Portugu... more »

We Are In Lockdown - Can We See It?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
A domestic Gladio fear-terror operation is underway throughout the nation intended to make the public turn to the authority structure for protection. The mob called it the 'protection racket' ... now- a-days its called the Department of Homeland Security. Can we see the links between militarized local cops and the armed neo-fascist para-military forces heavily funded by corporate right-wing cats? Can we see El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua all over again right here at home? We are in lockdown now here in the USA. Can we even see it? Can we understand how Mr. Big wants t... more »

Wild Bill: Welfare Blood in Ferguson...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*wait until the blacks have a bunch of illegal aliens dipping into the welfare bucket.* A slight correction to what Bill is saying is in order here. Most of the Bosnians live in St. Louis proper, not Ferguson. The highest concentration of Bosnians in St. Louis is in the "Little Bosnia" neighborhood of Bevo Mill. Ferguson is about 15 miles away. It doesn't, however, change the main message. And it's not just the blacks scamming the welfare system. I know of many young white women with one, two, and sometimes three, illegitimate children, who have a steady stream of different bo... more »

5 Ancient Interpretations for The Meaning of the Tree of Life

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Stephanie Lucas* - The essence and meaning of the Tree of Life in many modern interpretations is believed to connect all forms of creation... The post 5 Ancient Interpretations for The Meaning of the Tree of Life appeared first on Waking Times.

Ukraine Ceasefire Takes Hold But Talks Are Delayed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*'Day of Silence' For Ukraine Army, Rebels; Russian Gas Flows Resume -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Ukrainian government troops and separatists said their forces were complying with an agreed "Day of Silence" in Ukraine's war-torn east on Tuesday, marking an attempt to forge an effective ceasefire which may lead to a new round of peace talks. In a further step towards normalisation, Russia resumed shipments of natural gas to Ukraine on Tuesday, shut off for six months under a dispute over price and debt that ran parallel to the war waged by pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine's east. *Re... more »

Imagine The Damage

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
http://firstdegreepr.com/ When Mike Harris became premier of Ontario, he appointed John Snoblen as his first Minister of Education. Ironically, Snoblen had dropped out of high school in grade 11 and never returned. His record not withstanding, he proclaimed that he was going to "reform" education. And the best way to do that, he said, was to "create a crisis." He proceeded to do just that. When Stephen Harper came to Ottawa, Scott Clark and Peter Devries write, he followed in Snoblen's footsteps, even though he inherited a very heal... more »

Waiting for the Hundredth Monkey...

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
[image: Picture] Interested in being the ONE? Details on the Hundredth Monkey Project found here. [image: Picture] It's about the embodiment of Pure Love. We are the One's we've been waiting for. [image: Picture] Tired of waiting? Go right to the sign up form here! ~Sophia

10 Facts About Water Fluoridation That You Need to Know

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Mounting scientific evidence shows that fluoride is not good for your teeth, and also has serious negative effects on overall health. The post 10 Facts About Water Fluoridation That You Need to Know appeared first on Waking Times.

This Is Ridiculous: Canadian Student Joining ISIS Is Complete And Utter Bull Crap!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
I said on my weekly rant that I would put up some more articles here concerning matters pertaining to my home country, Canada, and I from what I have seen over the last few days, I have found something that I am calling a complete fabrication and nothing more than pure propaganda..... Well, according to this article from the CTV News online news service, at www.ctvnews.ca, it appears that the criminal propagandists are at it in trying to strike false fear into the Canadian people.... The article is entitled: "Canadian Man Urges Attacks On Canadians In Purported ISIS Video", and from... more »

THE AGE OF BELIEF: Do you believe in physics?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014Part 2—Rolling Stone’s broken bottle:* Professor Trefil thinks our human brain is a miraculous instrument. (For yesterday's post, click here.) On balance, we regard this familiar old claim as dangerous. It may tend to keep us from seeing how weak our human brains actually are, especially given the credulous ways we employ them. Despite our magnificent brains, we humans are actually rather gullible. We’re easily led to false belief. The recent debacle at Rolling Stone helps illustrate this point. Here’s what we mean by that: In its 9000-word cover repo... more »

Democracy Now: Indigenous Women Frontline Earth Defenders: Climate Change Solutions

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. Watch video: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/9/indigenous_women_on_the_front_lines Indigenous Women: Frontline Earth Defenders Share Their Climate Change Solutions Today is “Gender Day” at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, a day that acknowledges the disproportionate impact of climate change on women, who make up 70 percent of the world’s poor. We hear from a panel of indigenous

Russia completes initial An-124 upgrade programme

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 13 hours ago
[image: An-124 Condor]Russian company Aviastar-SP has finished the modernisation of six An-124-100 Ruslan 'Condor' strategic transport aircraft for the Russian Air Force, the firm has announced. IHS Jane's was told by a company's official that the sixth An-124 flew to its home base near Sescha on the 24 November. The final aircraft follows the delivery of one upgraded An-124 in 2012, two in 2013 and three in 2014. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded Aviastar-SP a contract to upgrade six of Russia's Military Transport Aviation (MTA) An-124-100 and to extend their service li... more »

Torture Watch

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
* (*Updated below)* So here's my question: will we have to wait for the release of the Senate's torture report until President Obama has finished his weekly vetting of new targets of drone strikes, or does Kill List Tuesday not interfere with Torture Tuesday? I bring this up only because Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties union, has also called upon Obama to devote some of his busy Tuesday to pardoning the Bush administration's war criminals. Theoretically, this would be a tacit admission that they are, in fact, war criminals, which is better than j... more »

Zapatistas World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion against Capitalism

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Schedule for the First World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism Schedule for the First World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism NOVEMBER 28, 2014 First World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism  General Program Inauguration: San Francisco Xochicuautla, Municipality of Lerma, Mexico State Saturday December 20, 2014:

Cancerous US Militarization of the Asia-Pacific

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
- Irish TV reports on local opposition to the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island off South Korea, and examines the effects of the arms race on the world in general. US Navy warships including aircraft carriers, nuclear subs, and Aegis destroyers (outfitted with so-called ‘missile defense’ systems) would be ported at this base. I highly recommend watching this excellent 25 minute documentary - find it *here*. Please share with others. - This Jeju Navy base, and other manifestations of Obama's "pivot" of 60% of US forces into the region, is ... more »

Gilad Atzmon- The Jewish "left" is not the solution. It's the problem.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Quite an interesting interview...Jewish Left Is Not The Solution, It Is The Heart Of The Problem *December 09, 2014 / Gilad Atzmon* *(access the interview at link above) * *Walid Darab & Gilad Atzmon * *#Israel #Zionism #Palestine #Jewishness* *We spoke about the deceitful nature of the Jewish Left (Chomsky, Mondoweiss, JVP etc'), The Guardian of Zion, The corrosive impact of George Soros, ID Politics and the damage it inflicts on society. Very interesting *

Bank "Bail In" Theft Is Coming: Criminal Rothschild Bankers Lobby US Congress To Force Taxpayers To Insure $Trillions$ Of Fraudulent Bank Derivatives!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I really could see this coming... The world wide collapse of the price of Petroleum is causing severe problems in all the world's fraudulent financial markets... Major shareholders everywhere and especially in that casino called 'Wall Street' have been offloading and selling off all of their shares in Energy and Energy futures... On top of that, the collapse of the price of a barrel of Oil is spelling the end to the Petro Dollar scam and therefore the United States economy is finally (yes, after years of warnings at this site) entering a period of full collapse.... The general publi... more »

Understanding Anbar Pt XV The Generals’ Perspective

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
In 2009 the United States Marine Corps intervieweddozens of people from Anbar about their perspective on the Awakening that occurred there. Among them were several generals from the Saddam era. That included General Haqi Ismael Ali Hameed, General Jassim Mohammed Salah Habib, General Khadim Mohammed Faris Fahadawi Dulaimi, General Raad Hamdani, General Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, General Ghazai Khudrilyas, and General Mohammed Azawi. Together they explained how Anbar went from being relatively peaceful following the 2003 invasion to being the heart of the insurgency, and then eventu... more »

Heavenletter #5127 You Are Courting Life

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Heavenletter #5127 You Are Courting Life* December 8, 2014 by Gloria Wendroff God said: You are the Wonder of the World. Now I have said it. Look how far you have come! Aren’t you eons ahead from where you used to be? You perhaps used to be selfish, and now you aren’t so much. Once upon a time, you knew so little, and now you know more, much more. You have doubled, tripled, quadrupled, and so forth, your growth. You are miles ahead. Confess, isn’t this true? You are a changed person. I will go so far as to say that you are a new person. Once you didn’t know anything that you k... more »

Photos: Paiutes fight against theft of water rights to Pyramid Lake

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. . "Today's meeting at Pyramid Lake, Nevada concerning all issues including water issues. This is the Chairman Elwood Lowery with council members."Ray Bones Lowery Paiutes fight against water rights to Pyramid Lake Article by Brenda Norrell Photos by Ray Bones Lowery Censored News PYRAMID LAKE, Nevada -- Pyramid Lake Paiutes continued to fight for their water rights to Pyramid Lake, one

Grinches in Ohio Attack Vaccine Exemptions

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 14 hours ago
Posted 12/8/2014 *by Barbara Loe Fisher* Here we are rushing to make last minute preparations for the holidays and what is the Pharma-led forced vaccination lobby doing in Ohio? Well, they have sweet-talked Ohio legislators into quietly ramming a new law through the legislature to add more vaccine requirements for children in daycare. *Plus,* the new law would force parents to get a doctor or other medical worker to approve a religious or conscientious belief vaccine exemption. *Act Today To Protect Religious and Conscience Exemptions* That’s right, if you are an Ohio resident w... more »

Grinches in Ohio Attack Vaccine Exemptions

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 14 hours ago
Posted 12/8/2014 by Barbara Loe Fisher Here we are rushing to make last minute preparations for the holidays and what is the Pharma-led forced vaccination lobby doing in Ohio? Well, they have sweet-talked Ohio legislators into quietly ramming a new law through the legislature to add more vaccine requirements for children in daycare. *Plus,* the new law would force parents to get a doctor or other medical worker to approve a religious or conscientious belief vaccine exemption. *Act Today To Protect Religious and Conscience Exemptions* That’s right, if you are an Ohio resident with ... more »

Grinches in Ohio Attack Vaccine Exemptions

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 14 hours ago
Posted 12/9/2014 * By Barbara Loe Fisher * [image: Act Now]Here we are rushing to make last minute preparations for the holidays and what is the Pharma-led forced vaccination lobby doing in Ohio? Well, they have sweet-talked Ohio legislators into quietly ramming a new law through the legislature to add more vaccine requirements for children in daycare. *Plus,* the new law would force parents to get a doctor or other medical worker to approve a religious or conscientious belief vaccine exemption. *Act Today To Protect Religious and Conscience Exemptions* That’s right, if you are an O... more »

ZOOM... ZOOM... "All children know it, some adults remember it...."

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Playfulness and resourcefulness are the fountains of creation..... * *"Zoom zoom zoom... All children know it...* *Some adults remember it...." -Mazda ad* *...and some forget in the name of being "professional"...* pro·fess *verb\prə-ˈfes, prō-\* : to say or declare (something) openly : to say that you are, do, or feel something when other people doubt what you say : to believe in (a particular religion) * and in the name of being "conventional"...* con·ven·tion·al *adjective* \kən-ˈvench-nəl, -ˈven(t)-shə-nəl\ *: used and accepted by most people : usual or traditional* *: of a... more »

Denial Reigns Supreme At The DCCC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The DCCC managed to lose 13 incumbents' seats and every single seat they went after held by a Republican-- with two exceptions, both right-wing Blue Dogs who are expected to vote fairly consistently with the GOP. And all this-- along with a system riven with internal corruption-- ate up the tens of millions of dollars Steve Israel never ceased bragging about-- plus another $12 million he borrowed, putting the DCCC into serious debt. Worse is that Pelosi picked a tepid placeholder as the new DCCC chair, Ben Ray Luján, who has no vision for changing anything at the failed committee ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Emotions are what matter at universities now* (See also today's postings on TONGUE-TIED) Columbia Law School is permitting students claiming to be impaired due to the emotional impact of recent non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner matters to postpone taking their final exams. Here is the text of a message from interim dean Robert Scott to the law school community: The grand juries’ determinations to return non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have shaken the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury system and in the law more generall... more »

Gold: a 6000-year-old bubble

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
On November 30th, 2014, Switzerland held three referenda. *Spoilers alert:* all of the results were "No". It's funny I told you the results before I explained what the questions were. One of the proposals demanded the Swiss National Bank to hold at least 20% of its assets in gold, and demand Swiss gold to be returned from New York. 77% were against the proposal; a "yes" result was capable of increasing the gold price by 5%. The Swiss gold repatriation may have been a reply to similar imminent plans to repatriate the Dutch gold. The current gold price is about $1,200 per [troy] o... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Message from Lima* SOURCE *The China Climate Accord: A Bad Deal for the US * By S. Fred Singer The world is fascinated by the November 12 climate agreement between President Obama and Chinese President Xi. Has China finally decided to "fight climate change"? My personal opinion is that China is taking advantage of White House science ignorance and anxiety about future climate change, hoping thereby to gain commercial and strategic advantages against the United States. The bilateral US-China Climate Agreement, inked in Beijing on Nov 12, makes virtually no demands on t... more »

Giles Coren disses chocolate

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Giles Coren disses chocolate in his latest Time Out column http://www.timeout.com/giles-coren/time-out-column-08122014/ '... let's face it, chocolate is pointless, containing mere calories without nutrition, coveted by fat idiots the world over thanks to a centuries-old marketing campaign that has succeeded in linking it, quite randomly, with sex. ... ... the sugar rush that passes for pleasure in people who are too fat to have actual sex. And after the rush, the body's chemical response: secretion. Chocolate doesn't make you sexy, it makes you obese. And it makes all your teeth... more »

Erin O'Toole and "an insurance company like Veterans Affairs"

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
Evan Solomon spent much of Power and Politics two days ago trying to get Con MP and ParlSec Erin O-Toole to respond to recently revealed records showing nearly 900 job positions eliminated across Veterans Affairs with the biggest cuts going to the Disability Awards branch. 60 senior VA managers were paid $360K in bonuses for making the cuts, spun by Harper in the House last Wednesday as "taking resources out of backroom administration and putting them into services". "How are these backroom cuts", asked Solomon, "when some people might call them front line services?" O'Toole didn... more »

Con clumsiness

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 18 hours ago
Oh for crying out loud. Canada's Special Economic Measures Regulations against Iran state that "it is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to … provide or acquire any financial services to, from or for the benefit of, or on the direction or order of Iran or any person in Iran." Shahrooz said it seems that some banks are interpreting the sanctions harshly,

Raytheon-Built AMRAAM And NASAMS Missiles Tested During Thor's Hammer Exercise

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: NASAMS High Mobility Launcher]Armed forces from Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey successfully fired five Raytheon-built Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) AIM-120C7s as part of the Thor's Hammer flight test campaign in September. Launched from F-16 and F/A-18 fighter aircraft and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System(NASAMS) ground launchers, the missiles achieved five successful shots on a variety of profiles and targets. Norway shot one AIM-120C7 from a NASAMS High Mobility Launcher and Finland shot two from a NASAMS canister launcher, ... more »

Russia Develops US-Like Ballistic GMD, THAAD Missile Defense Systems; Fears US’ Cruise Missile Rearmament Program

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: THAAD Interceptor]Russia has started to develop a line of defense systems similar to the United States' Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) systems, local media reports announced. The country has also come up with an early warning system it will put in space that will enable it to detect ballistic missile launches. All will be online before 2020. Russia is fast tracking the deployment of such ballistic missile systems in response to the U.S.' aggressive rearmament program of its cruise missiles. President Vladimir Putin's ba... more »

Video: The V-22 Osprey aircraft can now be armed with rockets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The V-22 Osprey aircraft has been used by U.S. troops in combat situations for years, including the failed effort Saturday to rescue two hostages from militants in Yemen. But the Osprey has always been considered lightly armed compared to most other military helicopters, with a machine gun mounted to its rear door typically its only heavy weapon. The maker of the Osprey, Bell Boeing, just took a major step to change that. The company said Monday it has successfully fired forward-facing rockets from a pod mounted to the aircraft’s side. Read more

Mini-BrahMos Pact Likely to be Inked during Putin Visit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su-30 with BrahMos]In a bid to further strengthen the bilateral defence ties with Russia, the Centre is expected to sign an agreement for the joint development of smaller version of BrahMos missile. Official sources said the inking of the tripartite agreement in this regard involving the DRDO, NPOM lab of Russia and BrahMos Aerospace is likely to take place during Russian President Vladmir Putin day-long visit here on Tuesday. Sources said that the new missile can carry a payload of 300kg up to a range of 290km. And in terms of size, the mini missile will not be more than 1... more »

Air Force identifies nickel-free material for F-35 aircraft systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]Nickel-based materials are used in several components of today’s fighter aircraft. However, working with these materials can be dangerous for installers and requires special handling procedures. Through a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the Air Force, Triton Systems, Inc., located in Massachusetts, developed a nickel-free material technology that is positioned for transition to several F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft applications. Transition of this technology is anticipated to save $550 million across the aircraft’s lifecycle.... more »

Bath Iron Works lands additional $8M for stealth destroyer deckhouse work

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Michael Monsoor deckhouse]The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works an additional $8 million to modify and complete work on the composite deckhouse of the DDG 1001, the future USS Michael Monsoor. The vessel is the second in a three-ship line of Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers. The Navy truncated the line for cost reasons after committing to three ships, reverting to contracting for less expensive Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The deckhouse, built at Huntington Ingalls Industries in Gulfport, Mississippi, arrived at the Bath shipyard by barge in September. Read more

Taiwan receives four out of 60 ordered Black Hawks from US

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: UH-60M Black Hawk]Taiwan (Republic of China) receives four out of sixty ordered UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from United States. Sixty Black Hawk choppers from US cost approximately USD3.1 billion. This Foreign Military Sale was approved by US government in 2010. Delivery of all medium-lift utility helicopters is expected to be completed in ten batches through 2019. Taiwan Army will be replacing its aged UH-1H Huey utility helicopters with the said choppers. Read more

FM: China firmly opposes US arms sale to Taiwan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said China firmly opposes the US arms sale to Taiwan. He was speaking during Monday’s regular press briefing, when asked to respond to the recent US bill authorizing the US president to sell Taiwan four Perry-class frigates. "The US arms sale to Taiwan violated US commitments made in the three Sino-US joint communiques, especially the ’August 17th’ one. Read more

Old Tricks, Old Dogs: Israeli Attacks on Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*December 9, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Israel has once again conducted air strikes against the Syrian government and its people, in yet another act of unprovoked aggression and international criminality. The New York Times would report in their article, "Syria Reports New Strikes From Israel Near Capital," that: *Israeli warplanes struck at least two areas near Damascus on Sunday, the Syrian Armed Forces General Command said in a statement, apparently ending a months long hiatus in strikes attributed to Israel against sophisticated weaponry destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon.... more »

Sonic Ashram

Waking Times at Waking Times - 21 hours ago
*Video - *Sonic Ashram by James Hood The post Sonic Ashram appeared first on Waking Times.

Saab to supply new generation AT4 to the French armed forces

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Roquette NG]Defense and Security company Saab has been awarded a contract by the French Ministry of Defence procurement branch, the DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement), to supply the Roquette Nouvelle Generation, (Roquette NG) next-generation shoulder-launched weapon system for the French armed forces. The first fixed contract is for SEK 295 million. The total programme, including all options, is valued at approx. MSEK 2 050. The Roquette NG is a general purpose weapon system which will be employed by all three branches of the French armed forces (Army, Air Force and Na... more »

Tom Hayden : BOOKS | A Political Realignment Over Climate? A Reflection on Naomi Klein

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 21 hours ago
If Klein is half-right, most Democrats may choose climate justice over their irrational ties to corporate and confederate Democrats. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | December 8, 2014 Naomi Klein doesn’t say much about California in her brilliant … finish reading Tom Hayden : *BOOKS* | A Political Realignment Over Climate? A Reflection on Naomi Klein

The Irritant Foreign Policy + Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
*Had a great time banging around the hills of Miaoli on Sunday.Hope to get pics up tomorrow, but swamped.* I went to a conference on Saturday hosted by the Taiwan Brain Trust and Project 2049. Bruce Jacobs spoke, and remarked on how the Ma Administration's hysterical reaction to the Korean FTA was part of its strategy to isolate Taiwan from neighbors which might otherwise be in solidarity with it. To that one could add so many other instances -- the Senkakus with Japan, the entire South China Sea, whose nations otherwise might be in solidarity with Taiwan, the poacher killed in th... more »

Maritime Patrol Aircraft: A Japanese Perspective

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Kawasaki P-1 MPA]In contrast to Britain's decision to cancel the Nimrod MRA4 in 2010, Japan has developed her own maritime patrol aircraft for the 21st century, the P-1. As the UK looks to fill the gap in its maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) capability created by the cancellation of the Nimrod MRA4 programme, attention is focused on the United States and Boeing’s P8. However, on the other side of the world, another island nation is still pursuing a domestically developed MPA solution tailored to their specific requirements. Read more

Russia's Military Will Get Bigger and Better in 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Project 11356 frigate]Despite a looming recession, Russia will increase military spending by 30 percent next year to a record post-Soviet high of 3.3 trillion rubles ($62 billion), cash that will be used to buy more aircraft, submarines, missiles and weapons for an ascendent armed forces. The increase, which takes Russia's spending on defense to 4.2 percent of gross domestic product, comes amid an ongoing crisis in Ukraine that has seen a return to Cold War-style rhetoric and the reinsertion of military posturing into international politics. Amid the muscle-flexing, the Rus... more »

Australia worst performer on climate change - report - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The BBC headline this report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30389737thus: 'Australia worst performer on climate change' Then there's a picture of Sydney under a polluted sky. You have to read the caption to see that the pollution is because of 'raging fires'. Looks as though the BBC's photos are chosen to set the agenda as well as ever. You have to read on to discover that Australia was the worst performing industrial country in terms of climate change and that the bottom country on the list was in fact Saudi Arabia. The BBC's hatred of governments that aren't of the ... more »

Saab Receives Order for A26 and Gotland-class Submarine Sensor Systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: A26 class SSK]Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class submarines. The contract is valued at SEK 420 million. This order is one of the terms included in the Letter of Intent covering Swedish armed forces’ underwater capabilities that was signed on 9 June 2014 and refers to the period 2015-2024. Neither a production order for A26-type nor a modification order for Gotland-class has been received for the submarines. Read more

China Takes Nuclear Weapons Underwater Where Prying Eyes Can’t See

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 094 (Jin) class SSBN]China is preparing to arm its stealthiest submarines with nuclear missiles that could reach the U.S., cloaking its arsenal with the invisibility needed to retaliate in the event of an enemy strike. Fifty years after China carried out its first nuclear test, patrols by the almost impossible-to-detect JIN class submarines armed with nuclear JL–2 ballistic missiles will give President Xi Jinping greater agility to respond to an attack. The nuclear-powered subs will probably conduct initial patrols with the missiles by the end of this year, “giving Chi... more »

Royal Navy's nuclear submarines set for 'major catastrophe': Fleet has 44 fires in 4 years

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Astute class SSN (HMS Ambush)]Blazes aboard the 14-strong fleet of subs have been reported on average every five weeks since 2009. The statistic has led to calls for greater openness over what action is being taken to prevent further fires from breaking out. Major concerns have been raised after defence chiefs admitted one of the most serious fires took place aboard a ballistic missile submarine while it was in port. Read more

Defence team given seven months to save air warfare destroyers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hobart class AWD]An expert defence team has until July next year to reverse the fortunes of the beleaguered air warfare destroyers, as the government reveals the $8.5 billion construction project is running three years behind schedule. As revealed in The Australian today, the government has released its long-awaited rescue plan for the air warfare destroyer project, following eight months of negotiation with defence contractors. But exposing the challenge to salvage the nation’s largest ever defence project, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann revealed that the first and secon... more »

Sustainable Community Revolutionizes Housing for the Homeless

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This happens to be rather close to much of my thinking and includes several of the elements. At least they have created a community garden and that alone can act as a nucleus for further innovation Basic tools exist here and now we need to see if they can move forward successfully. I hope they monitor both their successes and failures as what is important is for the whole to become stronger and more enterprising. It is the net result that matters. Get it to work and the model can be tweaked upward as well. Again that will lead to serious imitation. . *Sustainable Community Re... more »

Confucius Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Yes, it is all gone and mostly beyond meaningful recovery. Thus the replacement ideology of communism is easily replaced by Christianity without competition simply because that happens to be a Christian Heresy and this is likely to happen for those so drawn. Maybe that is optimistic, but the potential happens to be real. I am shocked to see that no living practitioners are available to assist in restoring an old facility though there is likely to be more to this story than what we see on the surface here. * Confucius doesn’t live here anymore * * October 28 2014, 5.36am... more »

Freedom Flame Awards 2014

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 22 hours ago
Last week, December 04, 2014, I attended the Freedom Flame Awards 2014 and Freedom Dinner sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Philippine Office. It was held at Enderun Colleges, Mckinley Hill, Taguig City. There are eight awardees this year but only four came. From left: Peter Perfecto of the Makati Business Club (MBC), Arpee Santiago of the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC), Vergel de Dios of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) and Jess Lorenzo, taking the place of his mom-awardee who passed away, former Mayor Sonia Lorenzo of Nueva Ec... more »

Philip L. Russell : A third of the way: Peña Nieto’s first two years

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
Sluggish economy, drug cartel crime, controversial reforms, student murders and ensuing mass demonstrations mark Peña Nieto’s presidency. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | December 8, 2014 Philip Russell will discuss the state of Mexico and the Peña Nieto … finish reading Philip L. Russell : A third of the way: Peña Nieto’s first two years

Storytelling in Tucson

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 23 hours ago

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.” 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMqLFemZOOg&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"These clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula and dutifully cataloged as NGC 7023, this is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers. Surrounding it, obscuring clouds of dust and cold molecular gas are also present and can suggest other convoluted and fantastic shapes. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. *Click image for larger size*. The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characterist... more »

"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space which I fill and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant and which know me not, I am frightened and am astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, why now rather than then. Who has put me here? By whose order and direction have this place and time been allotted to me? 'The remembrance of a guest that tarries but a day.'” - Blaise Pascal "All day I think about it, then at night I sa... more »

"Black Elk's Vision"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it ... more »

"16 Harsh Truths that Make Us Stronger"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "16 Harsh Truths that Make Us Stronger"* by Marc “*1. Life is not easy.* Hard work makes people lucky – it’s the stuff that brings dreams to reality. So start every morning ready to run farther than you did yesterday and fight harder than you ever have before. *2. You will fail sometimes.* The faster you accept this, the faster you can get on with being brilliant. You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. So get out there and do something! Either you succeed or you learn a vital lesson. Win – Win. *3. Right now, t... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Calcutta, West Bengal, India. Thanks for stopping by.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Everything has been figured out, except how to live." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Where the Soul Is: Finding the Place You Belong"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Where the Soul Is: Finding the Place You Belong"* by The DailyOm "There will likely be times in your life when your soul evolves more quickly than your circumstances. There will likely be times in your life when your soul evolves more quickly than your circumstances. Your subconscious mind may be ready to move forward long before you recognize that you are destined to embrace a new way of life. Your soul intuitively understands that changing habitats can be a vital part of the growth process and that there may be one part of you that is eager to move to another home, another stat... more »

“12 Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“12 Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better”* by Lamisha Serf-Walls “I'm no Oprah and I certainly haven't learned all there is to learn about life, but there are a few things that I know for sure. These universal truths apply to you no matter where you are in life or what mistakes you've made in the past. So read them, apply them, and watch the magic happen in your life. *1. Everything and I mean everything you want to achieve begins with a thought...so allow yourself the time and space to daydream, visualize, and use your imagination to craft the most amazing s... more »

An Homage... To Coco Chanel

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
What would you do if you saw someone flaunting this Camélia Ruban bow watch by Chanel? The price, undercounted, is $233,000 at the Chanel store in Beverly Hills. This is how it was described by *Modern Luxury*: *The Bowed and Beautiful* So mesmerizing, Chanel's dazzling Camélia Ruban bow watch is enough to stop time. Feuturing more than 1,500 black and white diamonds set in 18K white gold, this stunning sparkler dazzles. Bit don't let the silvery siren fool you-- it is far more than just a pretty face, as was Coco Chanel herself. As a symbol mademoiselle held most dear, the piece... more »

Chet Raymo, “Lessons”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Lessons”* by Chet Raymo “There is a four-line poem by Yeats, called "Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors": "What they undertook to do They brought to pass; All things hang like a drop of dew Upon a blade of grass." Like so many of the short poems of Yeats, it is hard to know what the poet had in mind, who exactly were the unknown instructors, and if unknown how could they instruct. But as I opened my volume of The Poems this morning, at random, as in the old days people opened the Bible and pointed a finger at a random passage seeking advice or instruction, this ... more »

Israel Has Guts

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
"Israeli warplanes hit two separate areas near Syria’s capital of Damascus yesterday, including a facility at the city’s international airport, and reveals Tel Aviv’s role in the destabilzation of Syria and aiding Islamic insurgents inside Syria." - *"Aiding ISIS: Israel bombs Syria for fifth time in 18 months, gives arms, medical aid to militants"* 21st Century Wire, December 8, 2014. Israel's periodic attacks on Syria's military facilities, research centers, high-tech weapons, is proof of its courage and military brazenness. And this has to be respected. Israel can attack Syria... more »

The Poet: Antonio Machado, "Wayfarer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Wayfarer"* "Wayfarer, the only way is your footsteps, there is no other. Wayfarer, there is no way, you make the way by walking. As you go, you make the way and stopping to look behind, you see the path that your feet will never travel again. Wayfarer, there is no way - Only foam trails to the sea." ~ Antonio Machado

"How It Really Is"

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

Big Energy threatens climate talks in Peru

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Dear all, Please find the briefing paper published by Attac France and Aitec in the framework of the Lima UNFCCC conference to highlight how TTIP and CETA are jeopardizing climate and energy transformation processes : Here in English : Climate or TTIP, make your choice! https://france.attac.org/IMG/pdf/note_tafta_lima_-en.pdf Here in French : Climat ou

Pineal Gland Activation – The Mechanics of Ascension

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video -* It has been understood by ancient cultures for centuries that the Pineal Gland is the seat of great power and potential. The post Pineal Gland Activation – The Mechanics of Ascension appeared first on Waking Times.

Absolutely no selfies to be taken with the rock-star-like Duke of Cambridge -- er, you know, Prince William, the bald guy

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"Sorry for the delay -- the royal couple are stayinghere because they couldn't afford Brooklyn."* *by Ken* So Joe Dator has slid into newyorker.com's "Daily Cartoon" chair -- replacing David Sipress, who seemed to be doing it, like, forever -- just in time to memorialize the great occasion of the royal visit of the Duke of Cambridge. (I know, "Duke of Cambridge" still sounds like a made-up title to me, but I assume it's what he's got printed on his business cards.) And it turns out that there is great controversy surrounding the visit to the White House of the man who stands sec... more »

Welcome Back Alberta

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
The Straight Goods Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Cannabis Oil Unveiled

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Raluca Schachter* - "Over the last 20 years Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting and underreported developments in recent modern science..." The post Cannabis Oil Unveiled appeared first on Waking Times.

Controlled Opposition – The Hidden Hand of Misdirection

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Zen Gardner - *It’s all misdirection, controlled opposition for the mind. This game of ruthless deception is endemic to the fabric of the entire matrix. The post Controlled Opposition – The Hidden Hand of Misdirection appeared first on Waking Times.

U.S. Empire Picking Up Speed, On Skids Or Just Going Off to War Again, Johnny?  (Another Fabricated Jobs Report) Incurious/Vapid NeoLiberals

WHEN DO THE ANTI-OLIGARCHY RIOTS START? From Zero Hedge: “Riddles” Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year So reminiscent of the movie "Munich." No, not the politics; the belief in assassinations being the answer: revenge. (Or providing a vast evidentiary basis for what happens to the "bad" examples.)* But I digress. One of my favorite scientists/thinkers echoes my thoughts on what feminism

Tom Geoghegan's New Book: Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs A New Kind Of Labor Movement

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In 2009 when Rahm Emanuel resigned from Congress, many of us who aren't from Chicago got to know union activist Tom Geoghegan for the first time. When he decided to run for Emanuel's seat, we did a series of posts about him and his accomplishments here. The special election primary had 26 candidates, including 13 Democrats and 5 Greens-- a real clusterfuck. The ultimate winner-- of both the primary and the general-- was Michael Quigley who took 12,100 votes (22%). Tom was down in the middle of the pack with 3,336 votes (6%). Before and after that one foray into electoral politics, ... more »

the creator's glory

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Should guilty seek asylum here, Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin. Should a sinner make his way to this mansion, All his past sins are to be washed away. The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs; And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes. In this world this edifice has been made; To display thereby the creator's glory.

Canada offering Ukraine military aid outside of NATO?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Well that's what "Defence" Minister Rob Nicholson is claiming, from Kiev? I don't believe the outside of NATO part- Ukraine has made no secret of their intention to join NATO. And Canada? Over the moon (happy/delighted/pleased) with NATO deceit, lies, treachery and more! In fact fully participating! *G&M* Defence Minister Rob Nicholson was in Kiev Monday for Canada’s announcement, which will include sending Canadian soldiers to Ukraine to train that country’s military police. It could also include training in battlefield medicine and security measures A group of Canadian military p... more »

Schools Matter Welcomes Kuhio Kane

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
I began my college education at the University of Hawaii. I had a rather unique view of education. That is, I never considered a need for any diplomas or any special recognition for what I did in college. Actually, I chose UH over several other choices because I was and continue to be an avid surfer. I eventually settled in as a dual major in pre-med and English literature, Aldous Huxley being my hero at the time. I have also attended several other universities: Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada; University of California, Santa Barbara; CSU San Luis Obispo; and l... more »

Satire: “Fox: Obama Seeks Advice on Establishing Monarchy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Fox: Obama Seeks Advice on Establishing Monarchy”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "President Barack Obama spent several hours on Monday in a closed-door Oval Office meeting seeking advice on how to establish a monarchy, Fox News reports. According to Fox, the President peppered his Oval Office guest with detailed questions about the mechanics of setting up a monarchy and was curious about the perks and powers that go along with it. Obama’s guest advised him that establishing a monarchy would probably require rewriting or even replacing the Constitution, an opti... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
I have a personal emergency to attend to. Blogging will return tomorrow. *Update:* Someone just emailed me if everything is OK with my family .... yes .... everything is A-OK. It is just that one of my business partners .... (yes I have other projects) .... called me that he needed to see me because there is a crisis/emergency in his family .... and being loyal to my friends and partners .... I just cannot say no. *Update Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:00 EST*: They say that the worst nightmare for any parent is to lose a child. Sighhhh .... My business partner and good friend learn... more »

U.S. Senate Torture Report To Be Released Tuesday. U.S. Beefs Up Security Abroad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Impending CIA Interrogation Report Creates Fear of Violence -- ABC News* U.S. embassies around the world are bracing for a potentially explosive report about to be released that details what the CIA did to terror suspects in the days after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and the fear is that its release could threaten American lives. The report, due to be released Tuesday by the Senate, is described as shocking in its very graphic descriptions of secret interrogations, including some details that have never been heard before. All U.S. facilities around the world are being urged to r... more »

New Earth Matrix – Why you feel the way you do – Arcturians

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://sacredascensionmerkaba.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/new-earth-matrix-why-you-feel-the-way-you-do-arcturians/ *I've just included the channeling here, the full commentary that preceded it is quite long and can be seen at the link above... I find the channeling itself self explanatory. But that's just me... the commentary may be helpful to many... -AK * *New Earth Matrix – Why you feel the way you do – Arcturians* by ANNAMERKABA DECEMBER 8, 2014 “The creation of the new matrix earth has indeed been instituted into the new reality structure of your being. For the new matrix of t... more »

The Economy: “What Do Central Banking and ‘Twerking’ Have in Common?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“What Do Central Banking and ‘Twerking’ Have in Common?”* by Bill Bonner “New York is filling up with holiday shoppers and tourists. On Saturday, we went to the Broadway show 'Jersey Boys.' It was not an especially complex or subtle storyline. But the music, of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, was lively and agreeable. It took us back to the early 1960s. Those were the days! Back then people had jobs... prices were fairly stable... and the GDP was growing at twice or three times today's rates (and so were personal incomes). How was it possible? Back then, under chairman Willia... more »

'Deep State' in Charge

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Here are some interesting words from an activist I recently made contact with after seeing him interviewed on RT: These people [US ruling corporate oligarchy] are always looking to get their mitts on resources (oil and gas in the Middle East, for instance) – even less to use them ourselves than to control (or deny) others’ access. (Likewise, as you point out, the militarization of everything from space, to the Antarctic, to IT.) For example, Washington worries far less about the canard “our dependence on Middle Eastern energy” (on which, relatively we don’t much depend, getting m... more »

Market Socialism: Basic Ideas

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Market socialism: oxymoronic or just plain moronic? These days the '99%' and 'Another World is Possible' are slogans fluttering atop many a radical social movement. Yet on those occasions activists' deliberations turn to what a post-capitalist future might look like, there will be a lot of talk about participatory democracy, community networks, the decentralisation of power and so on. The state might (might!) occasionally get a look in as something that can facilitate the building of the new society, but what definitely *will not* are markets and market-type mechanisms. And it's en... more »

We Hear from Hinton

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
Kathy Dawson got a response to her open letter to the Mayor of Hinton, Alberta. Kathy wanted to know why the town gave $10K of its photo radar bonanza (total available: $100K) to a fake pregnancy clinic. [via email from:] Lil Wallace, Executive Assistant - Office of the Mayor; Office of the Town Manager Dear Ms. Dawson: Thank you for your enquiry respecting the Quality of Life grant program that Hinton offers. Hinton is a diverse community that works and builds together. This includes improving several aspects of the quality of life for our citizens through grants such as the Qu... more »

AISHA NORTH: A short update on the Gathering December 8, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
https://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/a-short-update-on-the-gathering-3/ *A short update on the Gathering* By Aisha North December 8, 2014 And so it is with the greatest of pleasure that we can welcome you all to the New, in every sense of the word. For as you once again came together to pool your resources in the way that only you can, you once again managed to establish yourselves on a very new level of existence, one that has been unattainable for mankind up until now. But now, you have arrived, and alongside you a whole new world has come into being. We know that thes... more »

Meet the The Mushroom Of Immortality & The King of All Herbs

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alanna Ketler* - Chaga is extremely powerful because it contains within it, the actual life force of trees - the most powerful living beings on this Earth. The post Meet the The Mushroom Of Immortality & The King of All Herbs appeared first on Waking Times.

Top U.S. General Has Misgivings As The U.S. - NATO Afghanistan Mission Ends

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo: *Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson. ISAF *U.S. General Has Misgivings as Afghanistan Mission Ends -- New York Times* KABUL, Afghanistan — Shortly after the speeches concluded, the flags were folded and the band silenced, the last American general to lead combat operations in Afghanistan offered his candid assessment of the war. “I don’t know if I’m pessimistic or optimistic,” said Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, the departing commander, considering the United States military’s reduced role next year. “The fact that we are in less places, the fact that there are less of us as a c... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Binding the Arrows'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
BINDING THE ARROWS Posted on December 8, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Dec. 8, 2014. A copy of this Objection was sent by registered mail to the Governor General of the Corporation of Canada: Never ending Longhouse uniting all Ongwehonwe on Onowaregeh. “To: Every Ongwehonwe in the Rotinoshonni Confederacy and to all our Friends and Allies on Onowaregeh: She:kon.

The Law of Flaw

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Updated 12:25 GMT.. fixed a missing part of a sentence... don't cha just love cut and paste when you leave out an entire sentence???? Should make a bit more sense now.... -AK* *AK Note: * *I got a call from KP the other day. It was a long chat, hadn't really spoke to him in over a year. I love that guy! He let me know of a few other groups having a bit of drama, groups in Hawaii and Peru, the situation here in Morocco is not at all unique. There seems to be general letting go of illusions and judgements around the world as the energies continue to rise while earth rejoins 5th ... more »

Coffee: It’s All Good

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Ongoing research into the world’s favourite recreational drug continues to suggest that coffee is nothing but god for us. Not only have most of coffee's purported ill effects been disproven -- the most recent review fails to link it the development of hypertension -- but we have so, so much information about its benefits. We believe they extend from preventing Alzheimer's disease to protecting the liver. What we know goes beyond small-scale studies or limited observations. The past couple of years have seen findings, that, taken together, suggest that we should embrace coffee for ... more »

Today: Indigenous Women at UN Climate Summit Peru

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
WECAN INTERNATIONAL AT THE UNFCCC COP20 2014 Top photo by Robin Milam Posted at Censored News WECAN International is headed to Lima, Peru this December for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP20 negotiations. Join WECAN and our allies for a series of events and mobilizations in pursuit of climate justice, systemic change, and equitable solutions that

Bishop Hill gets it right after all

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Another strange one tonight relates to a piece today at *Bishop Hill*. The tactics of the less reputable members of the environmental fraternity has long been to prevent any sort of industrial activity by making the cost of policing their protests so high as to wear public opinion into submission. One has to say that this approach has not been entirely unsuccessful. It was interesting then to see the comments of Mr Justice Gilbart in rejecting FrackFree Balcombe's application for judicial review of West Sussex Council's decision to allow planning permission to the Cuadrilla proje... more »

Neo-Nazi hoaxes on Twitter

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Commenters at *Biased BBC* have picked up on a piece at *Jihad Watch *by Robert Spencer with the disturbing headline *UK Labour Party: “UKIP has evil money grabbing jews in their party”*, based on an earlier post by at the same blog by Pamela Geller. It highlighted a grossly antisemitic tweet by North London Labour, "official branch of the North London Labour presence" attacking a member of UKIP. Robert Spencer wrote: Labour is backpedaling furiously now, of course, and denying (in the teeth of abundant evidence to the contrary), that this appeared on an official Labour site... more »

Kenya's Counterterrorism Police Admit To Running Death Squads Targeting Militants That Have Been Identified By Western Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Exclusive: Kenyan Counterterrorism Police Admit To Extrajudicial Killings -- Al Jazeera* Kenyan officers suggest program in which terrorism suspects were killed without trial on basis of Western intelligence Kenyan police have assassinated nearly 500 terrorism suspects as part of an extrajudicial killing program supported by intelligence provided by Israel and the United Kingdom, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. Officers from four units of Kenya’s Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) said that police assassinated terrorist suspects on government orders. The police killings... more »

U.N. Needs $16.4 Billion To Finance Humanitarian Assistance Programs In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
UN Photo/UNHCR *U.N. Seeks $16.4 Billion to Address Crises in 2015 -- New York Times* GENEVA — Struggling to cope with record numbers of victims of conflict, the United Nations appealed on Monday for $16.4 billion to finance humanitarian assistance programs in 2015, warning that the gap between needs and available resources is widening. The appeal, a barometer of the global impact of wars and disasters, calls for 27 percent more funding in 2015 than the amount requested a year ago for 2014 and is intended to aid more than 57 million people in 22 countries. The number of people aff... more »

Ashton Carter - Warmonger

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Just sketch for me what the situation was in June 1994.* In June 1994, North Korea was preparing to remove some fuel rods from a research reactor which they'd been operating at Yongbyon. [The] fuel rods contained five or six bombs' worth of weapons-grade plutonium. They were going to take those fuel rods and extract the plutonium from them. *That's reprocessing?* So-called "reprocessing." We felt that that would bring a potentially hostile nation to the United States across the nuclear finish line, and that that wasn't acceptable to us. We were not, by any means, confident tha... more »

Supplemental: Do you belong to a race?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014Letter writer makes good point:* On November 30, Michael Eric Dyson wrote a piece in the Sunday New York Times about the Ferguson grand jury. Dyson started like this: DYSON (11/29/14): When Ferguson flared up this week after a grand jury failed to indict the white police officer Darren Wilson for killing the unarmed black youth Michael Brown, two realities were illuminated: *Black and white people rarely view race in the same way or agree about how to resolve racial conflicts,* and black people have furious moral debates among ourselves out of white earsh... more »

PERU Tribunal Denounces Violations to Rights of Nature

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Casey Camp, Ponca, speaks on fracking at Peru Tribunal Tribunal Denounces Violations to Rights of Nature By Global Alliance Monday, December 8th, 2014 Censored News Yasunidos caravan arrived at Rights of Nature Tribunal in LimaINSPITE of Ecuador's customs to release the bus tocontinue their Caravan from Mexico!  International Rights of Nature Tribunal Day 1 Lima, December 6th,

'Greater Israel' in Motion

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Israel, with full US backing, wants to expand their control in the region. A take down of Syria would give Israel a new base of operations as they work with the Pentagon to make long-range plans for 'regime change' in Iran. Watch this one as it develops. Very provocative program.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*BREAKING: The Supreme Court Just Refused BP’s Attempt To Skirt Settlement Costs ~Ari Phillips, Think Progress*

Why most minority rights NGOs oppose net neutrality

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
*Zero rating: unlimited Facebook data for cell phones* Yesterday, The New York Times wrote an insightful text about the minority activists' opinions about the net neutrality meme. Obama’s Net Neutrality Bid Divides Civil Rights Groups The Grey Lady says that it is usually expected that net neutrality is favored by the far left-wing fringe of the Democratic Party. However, the real-world data suggest something else. The conservative judge Antonin Scalia has supported this egalitarian concept for a decade. But most of the "civil rights groups" that The New York Times enumerates actua... more »

PERU TRIBUNAL: Verdicts on Violation of Rights of People and Nature

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Peoples of the 4 river basin of Peru present their case for violations to Rights if Nature and the peoples impacted by oil development in the northern Amazon of Peru. Photo by Robin Milam Tribunal verdicts on violation of rights of people and nature By Global Alliance Monday, December 8th, 2014 Censored News International Rights of Nature Tribunal Day 2 Delegation of Saweto with

PERU Tribunal Denounces Violations to Rights of Nature

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Casey Camp, Ponca, speaks on fracking at Peru Tribunal Photo Robin Milam Tribunal Denounces Violations to Rights of Nature By Global Alliance Monday, December 8th, 2014 Please go to updated link: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/12/peru-tribunal-denounces-violations-to.html

UNICEF: 2014 'A Devastating Year For Millions Of Children'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Unicef Calls 2014 One Of Worst Years On Record for World’s Children -- New York Times* The year 2014 has been one of the worst on record for the world’s children, the United Nations said on Monday in a report that chronicled a litany of war, violence, atrocities and disease, mostly in the Middle East and Africa. Up to 15 million children are directly entangled in violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Palestinian territories, South Sudan, Syria and Ukraine, said the report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, or Unicef. Globally, the report said, an estim... more »

CDC admits that the Flu Vaccine Does NOT work.

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
The CDC actually admits that the Flu vaccine doesn't work.... then tries to sell you another drug to cure you when you actually get the Flu after all. Seriously.... I can't make this crap up!!! Love d

Contractual interpretation and headings

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Neely v. MacDonald, 2014 ONCA 874: The headings contained in a contract are part of the language chosen by the parties and can properly be considered in interpreting the provisions that follow, provided the wording of the contract is not inconsistent with such an interpretation: Cathcart Inspection Services Ltd. v. Purolator Courier Ltd. (1981), 34 O.R. (2d) 187 (S.C.), at para. 29, aff'd 39 O.R. (2d) 656 (C.A.); Toronto (City) v. Toronto Railway, [1907] A.C. 315 (P.C.). Failure to read an agreement in accordance with its headings may lead a court to misconstrue the contractual pr... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
CRISPY CRITTERS Posted on December 8, 2014 Mohawk Nation News  Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Dec. 8, 2014. The Mohawks called the Jesuits “Ratisti’hen’sta:tsi, which means “burnt to a crisp”. The people carry out the punishment for three capital offences, treason, espionage and conspiracy, by burning the criminal[s] at the stake. These crimes could lead to the annihilation of

Right Wing Strategy: "Making Themselves Look Good To The Heritage Action/Purity-For-Profit Crowd"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Ted Cruz has a vision: President Ted Cruz, the first U.S. President born in another country. From a family of Cuban fascists who found Texas compatible with their authoritarian ideology, Cruz is eager to implement a plan to force Obama to rescind his executive action delaying the deportation of Hispanic and Asian immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens. Right wing propaganda writer Byron York, writing for the *Washington Examiner*, a Republican weekly owned by fascist Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, explained Cruz's seemly demented strategy in his column Friday. York delve... more »

Russia Displays Air Defense Systems In The Middle Of Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
People walk past a launcher truck which is used as a part of the S-400 air defence mobile missile launching systems in front of Russian Army Theatre in Moscow, December 8, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin *Russia Displays Air Defense Systems Amid Ukraine Tensions -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Russia displayed its mobile air defense missile systems in central Moscow on Monday, underlining its military might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin said last week that Russia would have enough resources and resolve to protect it from what he described as enem... more »

The Roswell Slides and the Aztec UFO Crash

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
For a couple of decades I have been chasing stories of pictures of the Roswell crash. I have been given the names of some of those who supposedly had pictures, talked to others who thought they might have seen pictures, and tried to find those who might have taken pictures as part of the official investigation. In this I have failed, other than finding lots of pictures of alien bodies, all of which seem to be traced to hoaxes, frauds and science fiction movies. I have not seen the Roswell slides but have heard descriptions of what they show as many of us have. I know a little about... more »

Russian Foreign Ministry: ​US Seeks To Overthrow The Russian Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov looks on at the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva October 15, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool *US Seeks To Overthrow Political Leadership In Russia - Foreign Ministry -- RT* By imposing sanctions on Moscow, the US aims to change the political leadership, says the Russian Foreign Ministry, adding that Washington is “twisting the arms” of its allies so that they can continue an “anti-Russian front.” “Behind the formally-declared aim to make us alter our position towards U... more »

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