The passing of the 2014 holiday season also witnessed the passing of another landmark, which is the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station that had been in business since 1972. The questions now are from where will New England get its electricity and how will power markets there be affected? The ...
MIT researchers detail how a floating nuclear power plant design could provide enhanced safety - it would be unaffected by the motions of a tsunami and earthquakes would have no direct effect at all. Floating nuclear plants could withstand earthquakes and tsunamis. Video: Christopher Sherrill, courtesy of the ...
Firm says nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack, and it has stepped up its cybersecurity South Korea's nuclear power operator has said cyber-attacks on non-critical operations at its headquarters are continuing but the country's nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack. Cho Seok, ...
As night fell in the French capital, tens of thousands of people continued marching in 'unprecedented' numbers. Today saw more people flock to the city's streets than ever before in its history. Daily Mail *AP:* *Paris attack rallies Islamic extremists, may boost support* *WNU Editor*: It does not take much to embolden terror groups and terrorists .... but in view of how three terrorists were able to attract (and keep) the attention of the entire world for a few days .... you cannot help but feel that copy-cat attacks are now just around the corner.
We're getting a little tired hearing nuclear industry lobbyists and pro-nuclear politicians allege that environmentalists are now supporting nuclear power as a means of addressing the climate crisis. We know that's not true, and we're sure you do too. In fact, using nuclear power would be counterproductive at reducing carbon emissions. As Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute points out, "every dollar invested in nuclear expansion will worsen climate change by buying less solution per dollar..." The simple statement below will be sent to the media and politicians whenever th...more »
*"The Normans: From Raiders to Kings" by Lars Brownworth (2014).* *Wikipedia:* Lars Brownworth, an author and former United States history and political science teacher at The Stony Brook School, is the creator of the top 50 podcast, 12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of the Byzantine Empire. This podcast was created on a whim by Lars and his brother, Anders Brownworth. Often mistaken for a college professor, Lars was, in fact, a high school history teacher at the time the podcast was produced. *Video Title: Lars Brownworth - Hangout 2014-01-11. Source: Anders Brownworth. Date Publi...more »
*Daily Mail: America snubs historic Paris rally: Holder was there but skipped out early, Kerry was in India, Obama and Biden just stayed home* *WNU Editor:* Today's rally in Paris was the biggest in its history. All of Europe has been galvanized and riveted on what happened in Paris this week. 40 to 50 leaders made a point of appearing at this rally arm in arm because they knew that this was an important event to attend ... as well as sending a message to the world that Europe is united. That is why the U.S. decision to not send a top official to this massive and unprecedented rall...more »
*Grant Smith, Bloomberg:* *How OPEC Weaponized the Price of Oil Against U.S. Drillers * *WNU Editor: *This is one of the best analysis and explanations that I have read on the "how and why" the "rich members" of OPEC decided to crash the price of oil. They have done this before (in 1986) .... and it gave them a significant market share (plus a few trillion dollars) for the next 25 years. This Bloomberg post is a must read. Predictions .... these OPEC countries are not going to relent .... expect hard times in the U.S. oil patch and *to those who service them*. *Update:* Saudi pri...more »
We instinctively look to long sentences to punish offenders, yet the evidence shows that long periods served in prison increase the chance that the offender will offend again ... In the end, public security is diminished rather than increased if we "throw away the key" and then return offenders to the streets at sentence expiry, unreformed and unsupervised.1 Thirteen male students at Dalhousie
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg*:* Petraeus Caught in Obama's War on Leaks* *WNU Editor:* An interesting Bloomberg post from Eli Lake on how the White House treats reporters when it comes to state secrets .... and how they are given access to intel that they would normally not be given to. As to the impending charges against Petraeus .... my gut is telling me that there are going to be a few more surprises coming out of this case. But if he committed a crime and is charge and convicted ... even if he is war hero, there should be consequences. *More News On The David Petraeus Case* Holder: '...more »
*HBO's trailer for Season 2 of Looking -- the new season launches tonight.* *by Ken* It's Premium-Cable Premiere Night tonight, meaning most importantly the start of the new seasons of HBO's *Looking* (Season 2) and Showtime's *Episodes* (Season 4), both of which had simply spectacular seasons last time out. At the same time it's possible to be cautiously optimistic about the return of Showtime's *Shameless* for Season 5, in which (I see from the promos) the Gallaghers will be grappling with the onset of gentrification in their heretofore lost-and-forgotten slice of Chicago. And HB...more »
I've been obsessed with this question. It all started after reading the literature of pre-insulin treatment of diabetes and insulin-free animal models of the disease. Feeding fats and restricted protein, with no or minimal carbohydrate, gives the best prognosis without insulin; also fasting, which tends towards a similar mix of substrates. Then I read the literature showing inferior prognosis of type 2 diabetes with higher-carbohydrate, post-1977 diets; the longer carbohydrate is fed, the more fasting glucose climbs. Most of the glucose in the blood of diabetics comes from hepatic...more »
When the facts aren't on your side... When you're up against the wall... When you've been caught with your hand in the cookie jar... You take the cheap shot. That's what the New Jersey Charter Schools Association did last week when they filed ethics charges against Rutgers Professor Julia Sass Rubin who, along with doctoral student Mark Weber (aka. Jersey Jazzman) published this study on the segregationist practices of the state's charter schools which concludes what we already knew (from JJ's post): *New Jersey's charter schools do not serve nearly as many children in economic di...more »
*Guest post by Olivia Pierson* Cultural pluralism is as old as the hills – or at least as old as the Babylonian Empire on whose riverbank shores even the captive Jews were tolerated to sit and weep. Multiculturalism, on the other hand, is a 20th Century bastardisation of tolerance, which the United Nations invented to socially engineer Western democracies to cope with overwhelming immigration, mostly from Third World slave-pens. The pious and politically correct preachers of “diversity” and “equality” raised multiculturalism in the West to the status of a new religion, as if the w...more »
Swedish submarine HMS Halland (Reuters / Scanpix / Henrik Montgomery) *The Local:* *Sweden admits second secret submarine hunt* *Update: *Foreign sub hunt: Sweden confirms second secret operation in Stockholm archipelago (RT) *WNU Editor:* Chasing ghosts must be one of the most frustrating occupations for a person to have.
Amedy Coulibaly with his jihadist mentor Djamel Beghal in Murat, France *The Telegraph:* *Charlie Hebdo terror mentor's wife on benefits in Leicester* *WNU Editor:* I have lost count on how many stories like this one I have read over the years. And yes .... I know that not all families on welfare are terrorists (obviously) .... but it appears that a lot of terrorists and their sympathizers love the welfare system.
God, give me grace to accept with serenitythe things that cannot be u nderstoodTHe Courage to complain with effect about the thingswhich should be changed,and the Wisdom to deterimethings understandable from things not. Almost any gripe about the way things IS has at its roots the biggest obstacle to democracy and overall rationality The demon seed of corruption the rotten apples in the barrel that contaminate the whorled crop. Curse the useful idiots the passengers in thought crime that accept their pay not to understand what everyone knows and will take big secrets to the grave prete...more »
*IJ Review *reports “The underground activist group “Anonymous” posted a video on multiple websites on Thursday as a direct response to the Muslim terror attacks in Paris. “Calling it #OpCharlieHebdo, after the name of the satirical French magazine that was the focus of the attacks, they also published a statement summarising the points made in the video as well”: Never attack the media Message to the enemy of the freedom of speech. January 7, 2015, freedom of speech has suffered an inhuman assault. Terrorists broke into the premises of the “Charlie Hebdo” newspaper and ...more »
“Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it like this: all dusty. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. With a long exposure from a dark location, though, the dust cloud surrounding the Pleiades star cluster becomes very evident. The above exposure took about 30 hours and covers a sky area several times the size of the full moon. *Click image for larger size.* Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiade...more »
*“May We All Be Forgotten”* by Paulo Coelho “In the monastery of Sceta, Abbot Lucas gathered the brothers together for a sermon. ‘May you all be forgotten,’ he said. ‘But why?’ one of the brothers asked. ‘Does that mean that our example can never serve to help someone in need?’ ‘In the days when everyone was just, no one paid any attention to people who behaved in an exemplary manner,’ replied the abbot. ‘Everyone did their best, never thinking that by behaving thus they were doing their duty by their brother. They loved their neighbor because they understood that this was part of...more »
"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." "I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here." - Arthur C. Clarke
*“Truth Is Offensive”* by Paul Craig Roberts “In America truth is offensive. If you tell the truth, you are offensive. I am offensive. Michael Hudson is offensive. Gerald Celente is offensive. Herman Daly is offensive. Nomi Prins is offensive. Pam Martens is offensive. Chris Hedges is offensive. Chris Floyd is offensive. John Pilger is offensive. Noam Chomsky is offensive. Harvey Silverglate is offensive. Naomi Wolf is offensive. Stephen Lendman is offensive. David Ray Griffin is offensive. Ellen Brown is offensive. Fortunately, many others are offensive. But how long before being...more »
*“So Where Are We?”* by Zen Gardner "We’re in the thick of it. My biggest concern? So many have been warned and so few have heeded. You can’t even count how many seriously weird things are going down, practically all of them carefully designed, and an intoxicated world dutifully falls into line robotically. That’s the weirdest thing of all. The engineers we’re up against are in a very powerful position and are not afraid to use it. Besides the other idiocies transpiring in full frontal view, the MSM now joins the asteroid meme saying, “Get canned food, the asteroid is approaching....more »
*"Toads"* by Paulo Coelho “Various biological studies have shown that if a toad is placed in a container along with water from his own pond, he will remain there, utterly still, while the water is heated, even when the water reaches boiling point. The toad does not react to the gradual increase in temperature and dies when the water boils. Fat and happy. On the other hand, if a toad is thrown into that container when the water is already boiling, he will jump straight out again, scalded, but alive! Sometimes we behave like the boiled toads. We do not notice changes. We think th...more »
*“10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn”* by Martha Beck “In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have unlearned: *1. Problems are bad.* You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. You learned that problems- comment se dit?- suck. But people without real problems go mad and invent things like base jumping and wedding planning. Real problems are wonderful, each carrying the seeds of its own solution. Job burnout? It's steering yo...more »
It's not often state-sponsored demonstrations take place in a liberal democracy, but that's what today's Unity March in Paris was. That isn't to deny it was a genuine popular upwelling of people disgusted by Wednesday's atrocity. No amount of establishment handwringing can bring 3.7m people out onto the streets if the sentiments weren't truly heartfelt. And it was a fantastic display of solidarity against those who would seek to capitalise on the attacks to foster divisions, though quite how a mobilisation of moderate opinion would blunt the efficacy of racist populism remains to be...more »
Rally held in London on February 11, 2006 to protest the Danish Muhammad cartoons. The Augean Stables *AP:* *Violence fuels debate among Muslims over interpreting faith* *WNU Editor: *The debate has been ongoing for a very long time .... but I have definitely seen this shift accelerate in the past two years. I have also seen more Muslim religious leaders and clerics openly condemning terror attacks done in the name of Allah during this same period. Why now and not before? .... that is still open to debate. But I for one am grateful that it is happening .... and while many still pu...more »
*"Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization" by Lars Brownworth (2009).* *Amazon Description of "Lost to the West":* In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell–or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire duration of the empire’s existence. Indeed, so did its neighbors, allies, and enemies: When the Turkish Sultan Mehmet II c...more »
One of the big stories in the Irving press now is, of course, the shootings in Paris. And the reports are stuffed full of rage at what they call an attack on free speech. The other big story is about the Professor at UNB who is alleged to express racist opinions. People want him fired. Think about that. An attack on free speech is dreadful when it's done by Muslims. But it makes perfect sense when so many of us want it done at UNB. There's a vigil in town for those who were killed by Muslims in France. All the best people will be there, I'm sure. I'm so sorry I missed what must h...more »
The drachma was good enough for Plato Last May, in a *Times* column called Eurodämmerung, Paul Krugman predicted that the Greece's exit from the Eurozone was not just nigh but that it would lead teethe dissolution of the whole project. A few weeks earlier he had laid out the reasons he was becoming more and more convinced that it was just a matter of time for Greece to leave the Eurozone. Even with a debt restructuring, Greece will be in deep trouble, forced to engage in severe austerity-- and provoke a deep slump-- just to close the primary, non-interest deficit. The only thing th...more »
Image from wallethub.com *Rob Nikolewski , Watchdog.org:** Will crashing oil prices make Russia, Iran and Venezuela more dangerous?* *WNU Editor*: Venezuela is in no position to do anything .... even if they wanted to. Russia and Iran are a different story .... they can cause problems if they want to ..... but for the moment ... I do not see them adopting that type strategy .... their focus right now is to control their budgets and try to ride the "tough times" for the next year or two.
Longer ago than I care to admit I bought a book entitled *This Baffling World* (for those who care the copyright was 1968 and it sold for $6.95 in hardback… I think I bought it in 1970). It contained a section on Oak Island and that is where I first learned about the Money Pit. There are very few cases where the exact location of the treasure is known. Most of the time, it is a shipwreck where the depth of the water, or the shifting of the silt on a river bottom has created problems for those trying to recover the loot. In one case, on Oak Island, the exact location of the horde is...more »
There's been so much to say today. It's been rather overwhelming. The BBC's been absolutely relentless (from what I've heard and seen of it) in pushing a small number of messages very vigorously. What they've been up to only becomes clear when you watch them very closely over a period of time. Some communique must have gone out from on high to push these angles, and those very angles are duly being pushed for all they're worth. I like blogging, but a big part of me would much prefer to blog nice stuff about the BBC. There's lots of BBC radio (rather less TV) that I really apprec...more »
Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, right, receives Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (Saudi Press Agency) *AP: **Venezuela, Saudi Leaders Meet and Talk Oil Prices in Riyadh* *WNU Editor:* What Venezuela wants is Saudi Arabia to cut back its production (while keeping their own production levels). My prediction .... Saudi Arabia is not going to "bow" to their demands. And as for Venezuela .... their problem is even more complicated .... they do not have enough buyers who want to refine their typ...more »
This is an unexpected situation that I am not accustomed to... I am still under the weather, and therefore for the first time in years, my usual "Sunday rant" will be delayed for hopefully only one day... As I stated in the previous note... I came down with a severe case of Influenza that has absolutely knocked me for a loop... I presently have one heck of a fever, and I find even typing this one note to be excruciatingly painful... I will be working on my rant the moment I get better... Again, thanks for your patience.. More to come NTS
I was standing in line behind Helen Clark getting coffee just before Christmas. To be fair I didn’t notice it was her until the starstruck barista delayed her fainting long enough to tell me who had caused her heart to flutter so. It was the head of the UN, she said. (I felt it churlish to point out Miss Clark is actually head of the UN’s development programme and not yet the whole UN, and since I felt protective of my long black anyway I just smiled for her appreciation of how she had just been touched by greatness). Strangely, Miss Clark didn’t turn to me to ask for advice in...more »
Tweets....... *zerohedge* @zerohedge 6m 6 minutes ago The Stimulus Monkeys Are Screeching And The Central Banks Are Pushing On A String http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-1 1/stimulus-monkeys-are-screeching-and-central-banks-are-pushing-string … zerohedge [image: View this content on zerohedge's website] The Stimulus Monkeys Are Screeching And The Central Banks Are Pushing... There is overwhelming evidence that the rampant money printing of the past decade or two has done nothing to generate sustainable growth in mainstream living standards and real wealth. Yet the... View on ...more »
John A Carroll shared a link. 51 mins · Haiti’s new $83 million General Hospital still not built Five years after a 7.0 earthquake damaged or destroyed more than 50 hospitals and clinics in Haiti, the heart of the country’s public health system is still struggling to recover. MIAMIHERALD.COM Like · · Share - Hedy Elliott likes this. - John A Carroll The photo above is the Pediatric Ward of the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince. This Pediatric Ward is inside a large tent that was constructed after the earthquake five years ago damaged the old Pediatric Ward t...more »
Tony Cartalucci Corroborating claims by French security agencies, a bizarre interview conducted just before the death of terror suspect Chérif Kouachi reveals that he had been in Yemen and in direct contact with none other than Anwar Al Awlaki - the notorious Al Qaeda leader allegedly killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011. *Image: The Kouachi brothers, arrested twice for terrorism, convicted and imprisoned for terrorism, having met senior leadership of Al Qaeda, having trained with and fought alongside Al Qaeda, French intelligence would - 6 months ago - deem the dangerous ...more »
“Usury centralises money wealth.” It does not alter the mode of production, but attaches itself to it as a parasite and makes it miserable. It sucks its blood, kills its nerve, and compels reproduction to proceed under even more disheartening conditions. … usurer’s capital does not confront the laborer as industrial capital,” but “impoverishes this mode of production, paralyzes
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*“6 Right-Wing Lunacies This Week: * *Rupert Murdoch's Post-Hebdo Advice Is 'Just Stop Being Muslim'”* By Janet Allon *"1. Rupert Murdoch: Basically, just don’t be Muslim.* Fox, O’Reilly, CNN and right-wingers of all kinds have been harping away at the Muslim community all week about the need for moderate Muslims the world over to condemn the Charlie Hebdo attack and subsequent violence in Paris. Many Muslims and their leaders have done just that, although Fox can’t seem to locate these numerous condemnations. Bill Maher grudgingly seemed to make some distinction between more modera...more »
*BBC:* *Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa 'sought army help after poll defeat'* *WNU Editor*: After Sri Lanka's Presidential election I had mentioned that I was surprised that* Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa had conceded defeat*. As I had mentioned in my post .... he is an authoritarian and I had never expected him to give up power. That is why I am not surprised that new reports are now indicating that he did try to stay in power .... but the Army/police refused to go along. *More News On Reports That Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa 'Sought Army Help After Election Defeat' * Sri Lanka army...more »
Not to bang on (well, yes, actually to bang on) I see that *Biased BBC*'s DB has caught another BBC reporter re-tweeting an anti-Israeli smear, this time Nasidi Adamu Yahaya, Social Media Producer at the BBC's Hausa Service. (And retweets *are* endorsements when they are clearly meant as endorsements). RT: “@abdallahelshamy: Here is a terrorist that killed 17 journalists last summer. pic.twitter.com/N5D1Sob3Ql” — Nasidi Adamu Yahaya (@Nasidi_Kura) January 11, 2015 Does Nasidi wear Helen Boaden-branded jeans? And, if so, are they impartial ones? Probably not.
I took a screengrab at just after 1 o'clock this afternoon from Sky News, ITV News and BBC News. All the channels were gearing up for the march in Paris. As they had been doing so, a story had been breaking in Germany - an arson attack on the publishers of the Mohammad cartoons in Germany. The story features prominently on the Sky News homepage: And on the ITV News homepage: But *not* on the BBC News homepage: The thought crossed my mind at the time that the BBC might not have been wanting to detract from its 'moving on' message of 'unity' by spotlighting such an unhelpful d...more »
Following Emma Jane Kirby's report on *Broadcasting House* and Paddy O'Connell's immediate repetition of "if ever France needed to unify it's now", the programme interviewed two people on the subject of French secularism. First came Professor Tariq Madood, a British-Pakistani sociologist from Bristol University who, for some reason (despite not being French), was brought on to attack French secularism. He approved of Emma Jane Kirby's report, calling it "stirring", and backed her calls for unity before immediately moving the focus onto those people who want to take advantage of ...more »
*Washington Times:* *Dianne Feinstein: Terrorist sleeper cells are in the U.S.* *Update*: Former Intel chairwoman: Major attack on US 'in the realm of possibility' (The Hill) *WNU Editor:* The problem with Sen. Feinstein's remarks is that by attacking the CIA as she did just before Christmas, when she published the "torture report," all she did was intimidate spy/intelligence agencies from doing their jobs. She calls for the need for intelligence .... but how she wants this intelligence obtained .... which she does not specify (no surprise there .... but we do know how she does n...more »
A little while ago I posted about Thomas Piketty's insight that the ONLY thing that really altered income and wealth inequality in the west, despite over 250 years of revolutions and capitalist development, was the collective world crisis of the two world wars and the Great Depression. For one thing, for one advanced capitalist country to defeat another one required the full mobilization of industry and manpower. In other words, "full employment." The Great Depression showed how a mass production, consumer economy requires masses of consumers with stable incomes at wages high enou...more »
To get an understanding of just how delusional, backwards, and subservient to international Jewry and the nation-destroying dogma of "multiculturalism" the Western political establishment truly is, have a look at this headline from *The Times of Israel*: A France bereft of 100,000 Jews would be deemed a failure, the country’s prime minister said last week, before a terror attack on a kosher market left four Jewish men dead and spurred renewed calls for immigration to Israel. Manuel Valls told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg that *“France would no longer be France,” if Jews fled the...more »
*Helis addresses questions on drilling/fracking plans ~Faimon A. Roberts III * *Exclusive: NOPD down to 300 platoon officers ~WWLTV* *Questions remain about who would enforce smoking ban in bars ~Richard Thompson, New Orleans Advocate * *Quintron To Play The Weather ~NOLA DEFENDER *
*Reuters*: *White House to hold global security summit Feb 18: U.S. official* *WNU Editor*: I can see a problem with such a summit right away .... how can you gather a coalition together to fight and defeat an enemy when you refuse to even identify who are they are .... *Eric Holder Refuses To Say The US Is At War With Radical Islam After Paris Attack [VIDEO]* (Daily Caller). More here .... *Attorney General Holder: U.S. ‘At War With Terrorists’* (Free Beacon). If the past is any indication .... I guess this summit will end up blaming the usual suspects .... poverty, lack of oppo...more »
*Cheer up, Hamlet! Chin up, Hamlet!Buck up, you melancholy Dane!So your uncle is a cad who murdered Dad and married Mum;that's really no excuse to be as glum as you've become.So, wise up, Hamlet! Rise up, Hamlet!Perk up and sing a new refrain!Your incessant monologizing fills the castle with ennui;your antic disposition is embarrassing to see;and by the way, ya sulky brat, the answer is: "Ta BE!"You're driving poor Ophelia insane!So shut up, you rogue and peasant,grow up, it's most unpleasant,cheer up, you melancholy Dane!* *by Ken* In the clip, that's Graham Harley ...more »
I do worry sometimes that by focusing so much on the issue of BBC bias I might be seeing far too much through the eyes of my own bias against BBC bias. It's a grim fact that a Muslim has also been a victim of the terrorist atrocities in Paris - namely policeman Ahmed Merabet, murdered despite pleading for his life. It's also a blessed fact that a Muslim supermarket assistant working in the Jewish-owner grocery, Lassana Bathily, helped save 15 French Jewish people by guiding them to a freezer when all 16 of them hid from the terrorists and survived. Is is significant *vis-a-vis *B...more »
*Click on cartoon to enlarge* *America is still exploring Dick Cheney's dark side path of fear through Drone attacks and that path has led to anger, hate and immense suffering as well as significant blowback. As a result, we have obviously not only lost track of who we are but also our moral bearings. Like a Black Hole in space, unless we begin to explore the path of light and our evolutionary innate need to love as well as social cooperation and altruism ~ we will eventually be consumed and destroyed by the dark side: Allen L Roland, Ph.D* *“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fea...more »
For those prone to fits of fanciful thinking about the imminent demise of the CorpEd testing regime, tune in to hear Arne Duncan's speech tomorrow: By Lyndsey Layton Washington Post News Service Posted Jan. 9, 2015 @ 5:38 pm WASHINGTON — As a new Congress gets to work to rewrite the 2002 federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, the Obama administration is drawing what Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls his "line in the sand": The federal government must continue to require states to give annual, standardized tests in reading and math. In a speech scheduled for Monda...more »
*The Charlie Hebdo Aftermath -- News Updates January 11, 2015* Paris attacks: What we know today -- USA Today France's Prime Minister Declares War On Radical Islam -- Business Insider Revealed: Deli attacker's crossbow jihadi wife exchanged 500 calls with wife of one of Kouachi brothers - but police stopped monitoring terror cell six months ago -- Daily Mail Both brothers behind Paris attack had weapons training in Yemen: sources -- Reuters No Proof Paris Gunman's Girlfriend is in Turkey: Prime Minister -- Sputnik Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week - sources -- Re...more »
"Assuming that French police really did find 'terror suspect' Said Kouachi’s ID card in an abandoned getaway car, that ID card must have been planted by someone wishing to incriminate Kouachi. Even the legendary French idiot detective, Inspector Clouseau, could not fail to make this thunderingly obvious inference." Full story: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/10/392426/Planted-ID-card-exposes-Paris-false-flag Related satirical article: Intelligence gaps cited in Paris attacks
According to this article, some members of the Democratic party are moving from mainstream to heterodox economic theory. If Bernie Sanders runs for the Democratic presidential nomination, as now appears likely, this development should keep things entertaining for us econonerds.
Whether you agreed with all of the material John posted on Nesara or not, he show a huge amount of dedication to trying to inform the people and to give hope to those looking for information about the "republic" and "Nesara" and the "prosperity packages". In the past year or so, John and I definitely didn't agree on a lot of things, but that didn't lessen my admiration for someone who's dedicated years of his life to inform the people. You will be missed John, but not forgotten. love d (*) MAY HE REST IN PEACE In Memory...John MacHaffie, Rest In Peace 1/11/2015 John MacHaffie Upd...more »
Mark Mardell is evidently trying to re-position *The World This Weekend *as the Radio 4 current affairs programme with the most intellectual heft and himself as its profound-thinking presenter, able to present a complex subject in all its complexity yet distill it into a clear, coherent argument. I'm sure that's the intent behind what's been happening to the programme in recent months. Mark Mardell, however, is Mark Mardell and however cleverly he might try to include a variety of voices, his guiding narrative and choice of experts will, pretty much inevitably - and despite his ...more »
*Daily Mail:* *Calm stare of the Jewish deli terrorist in his suicide address: Jihadist admits link to Charlie Hebdo killers in ISIS video - as French police link him to ANOTHER shooting* *WNU Editor:* A very chilling video of someone who wanted attention, who wanted to kill as many people as possible, and who wanted to die. The full video is below. *More News On Paris Grocery Gunman Amedy Coulibaly* Paris gunman appears in video, declares loyalty to Islamic State -- Reuters Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly appears in video justifying murders -- The Telegraph Paris attacks: Video ap...more »
Tweets..... *SoberLook.com* @SoberLook 2m 2 minutes ago Chart: Treasury curve flattens to 2009 levels (30yr - 2yr spread) on lower inflation expectations - [image: Embedded image permalink] No worries , right ? *Edward Harrison* @edwardnh · 16h16 hours ago "countries that print their own money can never really "run out of money"" - @dylanmatt can only run out of REAL resources, not money *Kyiv Post* @KyivPost · 4h4 hours ago ZIK: Foreigner may head #Ukraine’s anti-corruption bureau http://www. kyivpost.com/content/ukrain e/zik-foreigner-may-head-ukraine...more »
French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by head of states as they attend the solidarity march (Rassemblement Republicain) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer *Daily Mail*: *'We are here to support freedom. We will not be beaten': Paris sees ONE MILLION people stage defiant march alongside world leaders including David Cameron in moving tribute to 17 terror victims* *More News On Today's Massive Rally In Paris* Live: Grieving France takes to the streets in massive display of national unity -- France 24 France attacks: Paris rally: Li...more »
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan travels through the Pacific Ocean with other ships assigned to the Rim of the Pacific 2010 exercise, north of Hawaii, July 24, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat:* *What Do Chinese and Russians Think of the U.S. Military?* *Update:* *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat: **International Perceptions of the U.S. Military, Revisited *(The Diplomat) *WNU Editor:* I can only speak for myself .... but from my own experiences and from knowing a few people in both Russia and China .... I can say ...more »
*Jalopnik:* *This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends* *Update*: Does CNN really have a video ready for the apocalypse? (BBC) *WNU Editor: *I am sure Ted Turner had a hand in producing it. But if the "end of the world" was approaching .... the last thing that I would be doing is watching CNN. *Update #2:* As to what will I be doing .... Golf course .... with my GF .... drinking/tasting my most expensive scotch/cognac/wine.
*January 11, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) Corroborating claims by French security agencies, a bizarre interview conducted just before the death of terror suspect Chérif Kouachi reveals that he had been in Yemen and in direct contact with none other than Anwar Al Awaki - the notorious Al Qaeda leader allegedly killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011. *Image: The Kouachi brothers, arrested twice for terrorism, convicted and imprisoned for terrorism, having met senior leadership of Al Qaeda, having trained with and fought alongside Al Qaeda, French intelligence would - 6 months ago ...more »
This is the first of a series of monthly articles examining the actions of Stephen Harper and his Party colleagues both before and after his rise to power with particular emphasis upon words and actions that effect our democracy. The 2015 Federal Election will undoubtedly be critical to to whether or not our Parliamentary Democracy survives or degrades further into the abyss of an elected dictatorship. It is I believe important that we remember the actions of this Regime over the last 15 years or so that have moved us so close to this situation. It is these things that I hope to hig...more »
Silent Hawk is a hybrid engine bike for use in reconnaissance missions. The idea is that for normal operations, the bike would use diesel, gasoline or jet fuel. But when it gets closer to the enemy, it would run almost silently on electricity *Daily Mail:* *US military is developing SILENT motorcycles: Stealthy electric bikes will let fighters sneak up on the enemy* * Silent Hawk is a hybrid engine bike for use in reconnaissance missions * For normal operations, the bike would use diesel, gasoline or jet fuel * Close to enemy lines, the bike would run almost silently on electricity *...more »
Burned Afghan National Army trucks wait to be demolished on the massive Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of Afghanistan on Jan. 2, 2015. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters *Joshua Barajas , PBS Newshour* -- *Photo essay: Remnants of the trillion-dollar war in Afghanistan rust in the desert* *WNU Editor:* Looking at these pics .... just reinforces the feel that it was a waste.
U.S. Reaper drones at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. One is armed with two 500-lb bombs. Source: GlobalPost *John Knefel, Rolling Stone* -- *Drone Rules in Afghanistan Go Unchanged, And Other Reasons the War Isn't Really Over* *WNU Editor: *The war is definitely not over .... and in fact it may now be escalating. This is a brief but sobering assessment of the Afghan war and on how the White House is "managing it".
This is how Andrew Marr began his programme this morning: Good morning to you. Events in Paris dominate every single paper today, and I'd like to start this morning by quoting Matthew Parris in *The Times. *His point is that this will pass, this apparent confrontation between the West and Islamism. "This is no high noon and none is coming. Our culture and governments are infinitely superior, more competent and more powerful. there is not the remotest chance that fundamentalist Islam will sweep the globe or hobble our free media. We should have more confidence in ourselves than tha...more »
On an early morning in Kabul, bystanders watch addicts use heroin below the Pule Sukhta, or the burnt bridge. UN officials estimate that there are up to 1.6 million drug users in Afghan cities. (Kiana Hayeri/For The Washington Post) *Washington Post:* *Heroin addiction spreads with alarming speed across Afghanistan* *My Comment:* If you grow it people will consume it .... Afghanistan Set Record for Growing Opium in 2014 (CNS). Afghanistan's problem with heroin and the consequences of heroin addiction is unfortunately going to be with that country for a very long time.
Carol Shea-Porter, an educator and community activist, first ran for Congress in 2006. Rah Emanuel was the head of the DCCC and he wanted nothing to do with her, her grassroots supporters or her progressive ideas. He did everything he could to undercut her and ran a conventional establishment politician, state House Democratic leader Jim Craig. In a 4-way primary, Shea-Porter trounced him with a whopping 54% of the vote. Democrats wanted a fresh, independent voice and they wanted a woman in Congress, New Hampshire never having elected one. In the fall, Carol-- despite the DCCC wri...more »
Source of picture: http://zenom-art.deviantart.com/art/Wolf-and-Lion-by-moonlight-126141332 *The wolf returns to the side of the lion and the once sheep will follow but not as before.* *Now, the lions in sheeps clothing, full of courage, full of Light, full of Love.* M.N. Hopkins
A wonderful conversation on Facebook involving the always-interesting Katy Biggs turned up this picture of a sign in southern Taiwan, asking people to scoop the poop. The image is taken from the famous painting The Gleaners. A commenter pointed out that The Gleaners is actually familiar to locals in Taiwan, which is why it was chosen. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!
Derrick Broze Congressmen Stephen F. Lynch and Walter B. Jones and former Senator Bob Graham were joined by families of 9/11 victims as they announced the introduction of a new House Resolution which calls on President Obama to declassify 28 pages of the "Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001." Although the final report amounts to over 800 pages, the 28 pages were classified by former President George W. Bush shortly after the report was released. The Representatives introduced a similar resolution in 2013 and receiv...more »
*Climate change: Why some Australians won't believe it's getting hotter* *Peter Martin, Economics Editor of the Leftist "Age" newspaper presents below an argument with all the usual Warmist holes in it. Once again we find an argument from authority, with not a single actual climate datum mentioned. It is his central contention below that climate skeptics are ideologically motivated but it apparently has not occurred to him that Warmist scientists might be ideologically motivated! Typical one-eyed Leftist reasoning. Awkward facts, such as the disablingly high temperatures repo...more »
*All the Children Left Behind* As millions of students returned to school this week after Christmas break – pardon, “winter holiday” – 535 children legislators convened in Washington to determine, among other things, whether they will allow to continue unchecked the steep deterioration of America’s educational system. No Child Left Behind, the behemoth federal legislation that’s left not simply one child but an entire generation behind, may be approaching its day of reckoning. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairs of their respective chambers' education co...more »
For those who are blasting the truth about the False Flag attack in France, I have compiled a list of links to refer to. I do not agree with all of the information, or the conclusions reached by the various authors, but each piece of this puzzle gives a more broad based view of what was done and what is being done. http://sitsshow.blogspot.com/2015/01/false-flag-paris-gunmen-met-with-known.html Said Kouachi, one of the accused shooters in the Charlie Hebdo attack, traveled to Yemen and met with former CIA asset and Pentagon dinner guest Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011 according to intellige...more »
Here's Anita Anand's introduction to yesterday's edition of *Any Answers?*: The attacks on the offices of *Charlie Hedbo*, a kosher supermarket and the cold-blooded murder of a policewoman in Paris have quite rightly caused collective outrage. But I'm asking you this afternoon, what about collective culpability? How are we as a society going to answer this question: How have we come to this? Are you worried about backlashes? Rupert Murdoch has this morning tweeted, "Maybe most Muslims are peaceful but until they recognise and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held...more »
*Why Protect Organic Seed?* The organic seed industry is at the same time especially vulnerable to transgenic contamination and also a crucial link to reducing contamination. Organic seed, which by definition is free of genetically engineered (GE) contaminates, is the foundation of organic agriculture. Organic crops grown with contaminated seed will inevitably yield a contaminated crop. GE contamination, however trace, is unacceptable. Compromised organic seed integrity has broad-reaching impacts on the viability of organic farms and the credibility of organic products. Organic ...more »
That's the question Bob Hepburn asked in yesterday's *Toronto* *Star*. The record is stunning: How does Harper get away with dismantling the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, which promoted democracy and human rights around the world for 24 years? How does Harper get away with cutting funding for organizations such as Kairos, a coalition of church groups that advocated for human rights? How does Harper get away with introducing a fair elections act that was so unfair it should rightly have been called the anti-democratic elections act? How does Har...more »
By Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton Why is the government forcing kids to take chemotherapy left and right when it's known to be more deadly than the cancer itself? And for that matter, if chemo was such a magic cure-all that worked to really "treat" cancer, then why are people so worried about getting it in the first place? I mean, heck, if you get cancer you can just get government-approved chemotherapy! “Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy." ~ Dr. Allen Levin Visit TruthstreamMedia.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLIT...more »
Michael Snyder Why would the government want to punish people that are just trying to work hard, become more self-sufficient and take care of their families? There are approximately 3 million preppers in the United States today, and often they appear to be singled out for punishment by bureaucratic control freaks that are horrified at the thought that there are families out there that actually want to try to become less dependent on the system. So if you use alternative methods to heat your home, or if you are not connected to the utility grid, or if you collect rainwater on you...more »
Sayer Ji *A 17-year-old girl is being forced to receive chemotherapy that is guaranteed to cause her premature death. Will you stand up to save her? * Background: The Connecticut Supreme Court *ruled on Jan. 8th* that a teenager diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma who declined treatment with chemotherapy will be made to undergo treatment anyway. The 17-year-old female, who cited chemotherapy's adverse health effects as her primary reason for refusing, is now in protective custody at Connecticut hospital where she will be forced to undergo treatment against her will, and the will ...more »
By X22Report Central Banker propagandists push the idea that we're in "recovery". Apparently retails stores closing, mortgage declines, record auto loan defaults and labor non-participation rate are all signs of recovery. Something's brewing, prepare yourself wisely. Visit X22Report.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email
*"U.S. Inner City Turmoil and Other Crises: * *Ron Pauls Predictions for 2015"* by Dr. Ron Paul "If Americans were honest with themselves they would acknowledge that the Republic is no more. We now live in a police state. If we do not recognize and resist this development, freedom and prosperity for all Americans will continue to deteriorate. All liberties in America today are under siege. It didn't happen overnight. It took many years of neglect for our liberties to be given away so casually for a promise of security from the politicians. The tragic part is that the more security ...more »
Towards the end of this BBC report on whether similar attacks to the Paris one could happen in London, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30725171 the BBC display their obsession with the possibility of an anti Muslim backlash. '... there is another issue that the UK government and others will be thinking very carefully about: how to prevent a backlash. So while the Paris attack was very obviously carried out by jihadists inspired by the al-Qaeda ideology, Home Secretary Theresa May has been very careful today to emphasise that everyone in society should be working together to eradicat...more »
According to Rod Liddle in the *Spectator*, ...the BBC, yet again, has misjudged the story in its news coverage, wringing its hands over the treatment of French Muslims, while at the same time insisting that the murders were nothing to do with Muslims – it was just mad terrorists. As if to prove him right, this morning's *Sunday *on Radio 4 continued in exactly the same vein. We hadn't even got to the end of Ed Stourton's introduction before we were hearing a French Muslim woman complaining: 18 months ago I was wearing the hijab. Now I'm wearing a woolly hat. Why? To melt into...more »
[image: J-10B Vigorous Dragon]A photo posted on the internet indicates that the J-10B, the upgraded version of China's's J-10 fighter is almost ready for service, reports Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada. The photo shows more than 10 J-10B fighters parked on an unidentified airfield in China. After the J-10A went out of production last year, the first J-10B is likely to be commissioned in 2015, the magazine said. The plane was originally designed for use with the domestically developed WS-10 Taihang turbofan engine but will use the Russian A...more »
The argument of course is that they have everything that they can reasonably get or even want. Maybe that is true, except that Iran has accepted a lot of pain for something that will never be needed.. It is possible that they do not understand that and it is possible that the build lobby made it happen as they have done in so many other places. The enthusiasm for nuclear power and weapons has never made good sense and it has been fed by a industrial lobby that never gives up. Somehow it is our pyramid construction program. My point is that alternatives have always been a...more »
[image: Dassault Rafale]Dassault has offered the latest version of the Rafale fighter, the F3R for nearly double the price of the F3 version it originally bid with in the Indian fighter aircraft competition. The company is reportedy insisting that India take the latest version as the French company is upgrading aircraft in the French Air Force to the F3R version and all future aircraft manufactured will be of the latest version. After it was declared the lowest bidder in the Medium Multi Role Fighter Aircraft (MMRCA) competition, the French manufacturer upped the price from about US...more »
[image: Tejas LCA]An advanced electronic warfare (EW) suite developed by the DRDO was successfully tested onboard the country's Light Combat Aircraft Tejas-PV1 today. "After obtaining due flight clearances and certification, the first flight sortie of LCA PV1 with the EW equipment operational took place today. The equipment was noted to be detecting radar signals operating in and around the flight path," a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) release said here. In addition to the Radar Warner, the EW suite, tested in Bengaluru, was also equipped with a jammer, which g...more »
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]Russia and India have completed the preliminary design for the Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), the regional director of international cooperation at the united Russian-Indian aircraft manufacturing company said Saturday. “As of now, we and our Indian colleagues have completed the creation of the export version of the [Sukhoi] PAK FA, known in India as FGFA. We already have documents and understanding of the scope of the next phase of design, the scale of future production,” Andrey Marshankin said in an interview with the Russian News Servi...more »
[image: USS George Washington (CVN-73)]North Korea said on Saturday it was willing to suspend nuclear tests if the United States agreed to call off annual military drills held jointly with South Korea, but Washington rejected the proposal as a veiled threat. The offer, which the North's official KCNA news agency said was conveyed to Washington on Friday through "a relevant channel", follows an often repeated demand by Pyongyang for an end to the large-scale defensive drills by the allies. "The message proposed (that) the U.S. contribute to easing tension on the Korean peninsula by ...more »
[image: RFS Rostov on Don SSK]A new Russian advanced stealth submarine, dubbed a “black hole” by NATO for its ability to be undetectable, has begun preparations for deep water tests. However, it must first make a 4,630km journey to the Barents Sea in Russia's north. "The crew of the electric diesel submarine Rostov on Don which was handed to the Russian Navy by Admiralty Shipyards has started the preparation for the passing from the Baltic Sea zone to the Barents Sea,” Captain Igor Dygalo from the Ministry of Defense said. Before the submarine begins its test operations, it must tra...more »
[image: USNS Trenton (JHSV-5)]Today I'm visiting Mobile for the christening of the Navy's newest ship, the USNS Trenton. This important event continues a long tradition of naval ships built on the Gulf Coast to defend out great nation and recognizes the strong connection between the American people and our Sailors and Marines. But it also continues the commitment of this administration to grow our Navy fleet. Read more
[image: Chang Bogo class (Type 209) SSK]The South Korean Navy will set up a submarine command next month as part of efforts to boost the country's underwater capabilities, a naval officer said Sunday. "The submarine command will be established on Feb. 1 in the southern port city of Jinhae after extending the current 9th submarine flotilla," the naval officer said, requesting anonymity. The new command will be in charge of the naval underwater capabilities under the leadership of a two-star general, he added. Read more
Numerologists of the world, unite! You may win a 5-liter barrel of Pilsner Urquell if you find a physically motivated mathematical proof of a fascinating identity. *Pictures are sometimes hiding very different messages than what meets the eye.* Monstrous moonshine started with the observation that the bizarre number \(196883+1\) appears at two seemingly totally unrelated pieces of mathematics. \(1,196883\) are the dimensions of the two smallest irreducible representations of the monster group, the most complete sporadic group in group theory, while \(196884\) is the second sublea...more »
January 10, 2015 Despite today being sunny and cold, here, with the promise of a warm-up later next week, things are looking pretty cloudy in the oil patch over the unfolding year ahead – and, sadly, what happens in the … Continue reading →
This Was Dick Cheney’s Coup: Why America’s Torture “Reform” Is A Total Sham . . . Feinstein’s first recommendation — basically to formalize into law the Executive Order the president issued on his second day in office banning most kinds of physical torture — has received the most attention. It aspires to “close all torture loopholes,” without saying that the
If you've been reading *DWT* for a while you've had the opportunity to get intense behind-the-scenes insight into places in the news, from Egypt, Iran and Libya to Cuba, Palestine and Afghanistan from award winning foreign correspondent and author Reese Erlich. And now he has a new book out, Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect and it's a chance to learn a lot more about what's going on in Syria now-- *and why*-- than by reading the mainstream media. I had a chance to ask Reese a couple of questions yesterday as he was preparing for a long f...more »
"In a media totally dominated now by image, totally dominated, it was not considered appropriate to tell the American public 'here's a story, it's all about the fight over some pictures, but we're not going to show you what the pictures are.' The image-dominated press said 'no, we're not going to show you' neither out of solidarity with our Danish colleagues, which would be a good point, or just to show you what the fuss is about. That's either out of fear of the religious, or it's either out of fear of offending them, which is more or less the same thing. It's blackmail. In the U...more »
Evening Tweets.... *Yves Smith* @yvessmith · 10h10 hours ago Why Grexit Would Not Help Greece: Yves here. While readers may take issue with an economist who comes original... http://bit.ly/1BLeg11 *Yves Smith* @yvessmith · 14h14 hours ago Despite Current Glut, Oil Producers Continue Game of Chicken: When the world gives you too much oil, drill for more. http://bit.ly/140cMEz *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 1h1 hour ago "The ECB Has Lost Control" - Spiegel Asks If "Helicopter Money" Comes Next? <span class="tco-ellipsis" style="background-attachment: initial; backgroun
"Remember who the real enemy is." (Heymitch to Katniss, in Catching Fire) There is a good reason why some educators are reluctant to let young people read The Hunger Games ("If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again," Jan. 10). The Hunger Games reveals the philosophy behind the Department of Education's Race to the Top. Distract the oppressed by forcing them to compete against each other to gain a few small prizes from the oppressor. Posted as a comment at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/10/if-we-stop-telling-kids-what-to-rea...more »
*NYPD Commissioner Bratton (right) is in a pickle: He needs both to support and be supported by both Mayor de Blasio (left) and the NYPD.* *"If the [NYC cops] are trying to send a message by not working, whatever they decide that message is, perhaps they should save taxpayers some money and just go on strike."* -- Washington Post *columnist Catherine Rampell, in hercolumn* "NYPD should go ahead and strike " *by Ken* Since my Wednesday report on the strange work non-stoppage by NYC cops, developments have sort-of-developed, though not in any especially clear way. The headline on a ...more »
------------------------------ The Latest Russian Fighter Jet Blows America's Away *Outgunned by the Su-30 family of aircraft and suffering critical design flaws, the American F-35 is staring down the barrel of obsolescence – and punching a gaping hole in western air defenses.* Federico Pieraccini Original Here *Russian Sukhoi Su-30 Fighter Jet**This article is an excellent read to understand how Russia's technological level is best in its class in many military sectors, especially with regar...more »
*Common Canadian Quip: "Who Cares about Tom Mulcair?"* Before Christmas, I promised my readers I would complete my trilogy of *Canadian Politics 101 - A Brief Overview (previous posts dealt with The Conservatives and The Liberals)*with a post about the last of the main parties - *The New Democratic Party (NDP).* Frankly, I have had a hard time getting back to the task... because of the ennui that envelopes me whenever I try to write about politics, Canadian Politics in particular. So this is going to be a final wrap up...with the promised "summation" post combined with this on...more »
"The Female Eunuch" Germaine Greer argues that scaring women is "big business and hugely profitable." It is fear, she wrote, that "makes women comply with schemes and policies that work against their interest". Sexism is indeed creating a second class citizen, and fear works equally well on men, don't be a slave to either. (art by John Holmes)
I got the name of our province's chief medical officer wrong. It's Cleary. There's a reason for that which exonerates me completely. But it's too long and complicated to explain. Trust me. _____________________________________________________________________ The banner, front page, read all about it story, is about a man who's personalized licence plate was called back because it had an offensive word on it. So the man turned it in, and was given a new one. Gee. I bet The Guardian and Al Jazeera and the New York Times really wish they had an editor who could pick out the big stories ...more »
Right-wing drag queen, Raymond Cardinal Burke Pope Francis demoted Raymond Cardinal Burke from a powerful Curia job to a ceremonial post once he recognized him as a cancer within the Vatican. But Burke is still a darling of the far right of the church and they still cover his hateful blatherings. Yesterday, the Pope met with Burke for 45 minutes, although the routine meeting had already been scheduled before Burke's latest hate-filled outburst about the feminization of the Church. The 66-year-old American cardinal emerged as one of the leaders of the conservative camp at last fall’...more »
According to the website blurb for tomorrow's *Sunday *on Radio 4, Nabila Ramdani will be granted yet another opportunity by the BBC to malign the dead at *Charlie Hebdo. *Yes, she's back on the BBC tomorrow morning: John Laurenson reports from Paris on the reaction from French Muslims on this week's events whilst Edward Stourton discusses the wider implications of the shootings and the protests earlier this week against the 'Islamisation of Europe' in Germany and Sweden with Riem Spielhaus, Nabila Ramdani and Sara Silvestri. That blurb provokes another obvious response: Why "the r...more »
*As his parish shrinks, new Plaquemines president maps strategy to reclaim land ~John Snell, WVUE* *Residents reluctantly let go of cherished way of life on Bayou Corne ~David J. Mitchell * *Gov. Bobby Jindal asks state Supreme Court to uphold law banning wetlands damage suit against oil companies ~Mark Schleifstein* *Neighbors brace for headaches from N. Rampart streetcar construction ~WWLTV* *Triple Degree Program at LSU Serves The Growing Biomedical Industry In Louisiana ~Janaya Williams, WWNO* *Pitot House landscaper explains the geometric beauty of parterre gardens ~Stephani...more »
Afghan men shout anti-U.S slogans during a demonstration in Jalalabad province February 22, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Parwiz *Reuters: *Afghanistan rally hails Charlie Hebdo attackers as 'heroes' *WNU Editor*: In a country that supports the death penalty for a Muslim who converts to Christianity .... this show of support should not surprise anyone. On a bright note .... only a few hundred showed up. *More News On Afghans Rallying In Support Of The Charlie Hebdo Attackers* Afghan demonstration praises Charlie Hebdo attackers -- AFP Rally Held In South Afghanistan In Support Of Charlie H...more »
*Video -* In February 2005, David Runyon of Geneva, Indiana became a victim of Monsanto’s reckless persecution of farmers. This is his story. The post Farmers Rise Up Against Monsanto appeared first on Waking Times.
Smoke and flames rise over a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach *Reuters:** U.S.-led air strikes focus on Kobani, Syria: U.S. military* *WNU Editor*: Dropping 5,000 bombs and missiles may be impressive on paper .... but the Islamic State is still continuing its offensive .... *Islamic State Launch Pre-Dawn Assault on Iraq's 'Sacred City'* (Vice News) *More News On The U.S. War Against The I...more »
*Levi Quackenboss - *There is no such thing as the anti-vaccination movement. People who exempt their children from vaccination don’t have a “common goal.” They only care about their own. The post There is no Anti-Vaccination Movement appeared first on Waking Times.
*Deane Alban - *Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. The post Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin appeared first on Waking Times.
*Gregg Prescott* - For some people, the opening of the 3rd eye can show them things that they really didn’t want to see. For others, it’s a journey of enlightenment. The post Awakening the Third Eye – Be Careful What You Wish For appeared first on Waking Times.
The scientists and technocrats paid by the nuclear, carbon, and chemical complexes will tell us that the eco-system was not subject to enough radiation contamination from Fukushima to cause crippling tippling-points in animals already at risk because of widespread habitat loss and destruction. The scientist and technocrats paid by the nuclear, carbon, and chemical complexes will tell us that exposure can be measured and effects predicted using models (such as the ICRP) with bankrupt assumptions. The scientists and technocrats paid by these powerful complexes will scratch their h...more »
*Open* - You recognise greatness when you see it. It has a sense and quality all of its own. It has nothing to do with popularity, fame or fortune... The post The Measure of Greatness? appeared first on Waking Times.
*Al Jazeera:* *Libyan factions to hold talks in Geneva* *WNU Editor:* All sides are miles apart for any hope of compromise and reconciliation. I expect the civil war to continue. *More News On Libya's Warring Factions Agreeing To Hold New Talks Sponsored By The UN* Libya's factions agree to new talks in Geneva next week -- Reuters UN to host Libya peace talks in Geneva next week -- AFP Libya: Rival Factions to Participate in UN-Backed Talks in Geneva -- Deutsche Welle UN to Host Libya Talks in Geneva Next Week -- Sputnik Senior UN envoy meets with Libyan stakeholders, warns ‘time r...more »
*Arc de Triomphe in Paris* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIQ4aFPcHAc&feature=youtube_gdata I am unable to upload the video linked above directly onto my blog but in it, *Morris108* interviews a contact in France who says the *Commissioner in charge of investigating the Charlie Hebdo Paris massacre was conveniently offed the night of January 7/8, 2015.* Also copied from the Comments on Morris's video: *"The black African "gunmen met with former French president Sarcosky prior to this event. The 18 year old driver was actually in school. The two official videos are garbage, spe...more »
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