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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

13 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

10:45pm MST

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “My Orchid Spirit (Extragalactic)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 minutes ago
Liquid Mind, “My Orchid Spirit (Extragalactic)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK_2fgj_Vts

Musical Interlude: Afshin, "Prayer of Change"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 minutes ago
Afshin, "Prayer of Change" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

Is Tom Steyer Asking California Democrats To Buy A Pig In A Poke?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 45 minutes ago
Very expensive photo shoot California progressives were delighted yesterday when neoliberal corporate whore Gavin Newsom took himself out of consideration for the Senate seat being opened by Barbara Boxer's 2016 retirement plans. He'll have to be dealt with when he runs for governor but at least Cory Booker won't be getting a doppelgabger on Capitol Hill-- or will he? Newson claimed "unfinished work" in California. Maybe he's building tree house; he's certainly not allowed to do anything that involves Jerry Brown's Administration. Brown sees him as a shallow-- albeit ambitious-- worm... more »

Do You Want To Join The Russian Army?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 45 minutes ago
By allowing foreign citizens to join its ranks, the Russian military has moved beyond most other modern militaries. Denis Abramov / Vedomosti *Matthew Bodner, Moscow Times:* *What You Need to Know About Joining the Russian Army* *WNU Editor: *Wow .... and the pay is great .... $500/month .... OK .... I am being facetious. But will there be foreign takers? Hmmm .... a small handful (maybe) ... but that is about it.

Libya Is Falling Apart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 52 minutes ago
*Reuters*: *Aid agencies fear Libya public services collapse, hospitals suffer* *WNU Editor*:Libya is in total chaos, and I do not see any possibility that the different factions in Libya will be able to get together and work out their differences. *More News On The Crisis In Libya* ISIS Releases Videos of Its Activities in Tripoli, Libya -- Commentary Libya becoming HQ for major terrorists -- WND How the West destroyed Libya, and empowered Islamism -- Raymond Ibrahim, The Commentator Warning of jihadist threat, Libya PM pleads for help -- AFP Libya spirals downward as the West lo... more »

Lamar W. Hankins : Assault weapons regulation and the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ killings

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
I have yet to hear or read a persuasive rationale for anyone in civilian life needing an assault weapon. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2015 The recent mass killings at the offices of the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Assault weapons regulation and the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ killings

“#Je suis brainwashed”

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 hour ago
Million morons march for big lies & genocide Call them sheeple. Lemmings. Zombies. New World Order mind control slaves. Whatever you call them, the drooling dimwits chanting “we are Charlie” are the all-time greatest argument for Rockefeller-style eugenic euthanasia. (Which, incidentally, should start with the Rockefellers.) And don’t get me started on those “world leaders” who led le défilé des idiots. These scumbag-psychopath “leaders” are the worst terrorists on earth. Take Netanyahu – please! Where are the black ski mask guys with AK-47s when we need them? Somebody call in a... more »

Exile Syrian Opposition Further Discredits Itself By Rejecting Moscow Talks

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Photo: Members of the Syrian opposition meeting in a hotel in Istanbul. Source.* *An excerpt from, "Syria Peace Hopes Dim Further as Opposition Rejects Moscow Talks" by Anne Barnard, NYT, January 13, 2015:* As the world focused last week on the attacks by Islamist extremists in Paris, hopes were fading for the latest effort to wind down the war in Syria, a conflict seen as driving radicalization among Muslims worldwide. For months, Russia has been working to persuade government and opposition figures to attend preliminary talks in Moscow on Jan. 26 that are aimed at starting a n... more »

North Korea Wants Talks But The U.S. Wants To Impose More Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Bloomberg:* *U.S. to Expand Sanctions on N. Korea Finances, Officials Say* *WNU Editor*: As I have said more than once in the past .... talks with North Korea is just a waste of time. *More News On U.S. - North Korean Relations* U.S. takes aim at North Korea's remaining financial links -- Reuters U.S. vows to cut N. Korea off from international financial system -- Yonhap News Agency The push to target North Korea's financial allies -- CNBC North Korea Sanctions: US Needs To Target Financial Backers, Lawmakers Say -- IBTimes N. Korea offers to meet U.S. on rejected nuclear test pr...more »

West starting a War which it can't win against Russia ? As the ruble along with oil remain under pressure , consider Russia mindset and consider what Russia can do next ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
Tweets..... *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner · 6h6 hours ago World Bank cuts growth forecast for #Russia. Now sees 2.9% contraction in # Russian econ this year amid sanctions and oil plummet *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner · 14h14 hours ago #Russia Ruble weakens beyond 66 per Dollar as #oil prices continue to drop. [image: Embedded image permalink] *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 21m21 minutes ago What Happens Next In Russia - A 6-Step Recipe For Western Disaster http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-1 3/what-happens-next-russia-6-step-recipe-western-disaster … *... more »

Entering Tacoma

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
The Martin Luther King Peace Walk entered Tacoma today from the south. It was a clear and sunny one so we had a great view of Mt. Rainer in the distance. Quite a sight. All together the walk did 14 miles from near the sprawling Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Air Force and Army) to Tacoma. We are back to the Catholic Worker House in Tacoma for the night (we also stayed here the night before the walk began). Just before dinner tonight about 40 homeless people and Catholic Worker volunteers gathered for a meeting that we were able to sit in and listen to. They were discussing how the... more »

"Be What You Are..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” – Julius Hare

Paulo Coelho, "The Danger Of Words"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Danger Of Words"* by Paulo Coelho "A woman said so often that her neighbor was a thief that the young man was finally arrested. Some days later, they discovered that he was innocent and set him free. Then he sued the woman. “Comments are not so serious,” she said to the judge. “Granted,” answered the magistrate. “When you get back home today, write down everything bad you said about the young man, then tear up the paper and throw the bits away as you walk along. Come back tomorrow to hear the sentence.” The woman obeyed and returned the following day. “You are pardoned if you... more »

Transparent False Flags In The Cyber Theatre

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*This is the perfect false flag that both sides can profit from politically. The U.S. government can sell fear and pass draconian Internet legislation, and ISIS idiots can claim that they took down Centcom and attract more recruits.* *An excerpt from, "No. The Islamic State Did Not Hack CENTCOM - Updated - Cui Bono?" Moon of Alabama, January 12, 2015:* Terror! Terror!! Terror!!! We have been hacked!!! Give us your data! From that first piece: President Obama plans to announce legislation Tuesday that would shield companies from lawsuits for sharing computer threat data with the... more »

The Poet: Ernest Dowson, "Vitae Summa Brevis"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the gate. They are not long, the days of wine and roses; Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream." - Ernest Dowson, "Vitae Summa Brevis"

"The Psychology of Affairs in Today's Culture"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*This will not end well...* "The Psychology of Affairs in Today's Culture" by Douglas LaBier "Have affairs become part of the "new normal?" It sure looks that way: Hardly a day goes by without learning that a politician, celebrity - or someone you personally know - has been having an affair. And Ashley Madison, the internet site for people seeking affairs, has gone mainstream with TV advertisements and $25 million offer to buy naming rights to the new Meadowlands stadium. Of course the public always enjoys being titillated with stories of public figures' affairs, especially when h... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Sun City, Arizona, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"This Prison For Drunks..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way. Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home." - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, "The Tavern" (Excerpt)

Chet Raymo, "That Cottage of Darkness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"That Cottage of Darkness"* by Chet Raymo “In many ways my mother's funeral was a joyous occasion - a time to celebrate her life, to celebrate family. A time, too, to think about death. She was the last of her generation, and died in hope of heaven. I am the oldest of the next generation, agnostics mostly. That puts me on the leading edge - of oblivion. Well, let's not get morbid. With a little luck, my twilight years will be golden, and every one of those years is a gift of science. I am past the age of my father's death, and well past the age that my grandfathers died. A centu... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: 10] 14 more smart-arse responses to everyday situations. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Genetically Engineering Humans

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Sergey Baranov* - Being a free thinker, I would rather say that genetically modified babies would mean the end of humanity as we know it. The post Genetically Engineering Humans appeared first on Waking Times.

Jerome Keating Sat Jan 17 Maritime Museum Tour

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
Jerome Keating with museum tour this saturday in keelung... save $100 NT! (READ MORE) A reminder of our guided tour in English of the 5-floor Evergreen Maretime Museum.on Saturday, January 17 at 10 am. (building is open at 9 am) Normal cost of the Museum is NT$200, I have arranged a group price of NT$100 a person for our group. We would meet in the lobby of the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, by the bookstore. The Chang Yung-fa Foundation building is where Renai Road and Xinyi Road meet at Zhongshan S. Rd. --the old KMT HQ building. that faces the Presidential Palace. Google it or go... more »

The Rise Of The Surveillance State In England

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Vice News*: *In Wake of Paris Attacks, David Cameron Calls For New Powers to Break Encrypted Communications* *WNU Editor:* To impose and enforce such a ban on apps .... while running a massive bureaucracy dedicated to surveillance .... this is a nightmare situation that (1) will not work because it cannot be enforced, (2) punish the innocent and those who are dependent on such technologies, and (3) destroy any expectation of privacy. *More News On PM Cameron's Proposals To Expand The U.K.'s Surveillance Laws* Britain debates whether security agencies need increased surveillance ... more »

Migration 21: Why Do Many Filipinos Work Abroad?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
Still here in Kathmandu, Nepal. I was asked two times by two friends that question, why do so many Filipinos work abroad? Good question and they are referring to the estimated 10 million Filipinos who work and study abroad, including their dependents. Yes, the 10 M includes children and dependents, university students, they are not all workers and managers as often implied by many articles. The National Statistics Office (NSO) data says that there are only 2.3 million OFWs in 2013. First table below, Distribution of OFWs by Place of Work, 2013. More OFWs data here, http://census... more »

Those goddamn Frenchies . . . oh wait, suddenly we love the French

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*This week's New Yorker cover -- "*Solidarité*," by Ana Juan* *by Ken* I've refrained from comment on the horrors in Paris, because really what is there to say? The realities of the situation are at once clear and deeply twisted, at once a challenge to conscience and a summons to abject hopelessness. But one thing you can count on is that the American Right, which can *always* be counted on not just to get it wrong, but to get it wrong from every imaginable angle, will get it violently wrong, displaying perhaps unprecedented depths of ignorance, imbecility, dishonesty, vileness, d... more »

Europe's Top Police Chief: 5,000 European Jihadist Fighters In Syria Pose Risk

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** Terror threat highest since 9/11 with up to 5,000 fanatics at large after returning from Syria, warns Europe's police chief* *WNU Editor: *Only 5,000? *More News On The Head Of Europol Warnings That The 5000 European Jihadist Fighting In Syria Pose A Long Term Security Threat To Europe* Europol says up to 5,000 EU nationals in jihadist ranks -- AFP Up to 5000 Europeans pose terror threat after going abroad to fight for Jihad -- The Telegraph Terror threat posed by 'thousands' of EU nationals -- BBC Up to 5000 EU nationals join jihadists -- SKY News Up to 5,000 EU nati... more »

Paul Craig Roberts: "Suspicions are growing that the French shootings are a false flag operation." "My recommendation is that you not believe the print and TV media, but think. The failure of Americans to think is why they are 13 years into war and live in a police state."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 3 hours ago
------------------------------ *Suspicions are growing that the French shootings are a false flag operation* ------------------------------ January 11, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Suspicions are growing that the French shootings are a false flag operation I do not know these sites or their credibility. I do know the mainstream media, and it has no credibility. http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/01/10/new-twist-charlie-hebdo-lead-investigator-turns-up-dead-suicided/ http://sgtreport.com... more »

The Charlie Hebdo affair is looking strongly to have been a government-supported false flag attact for reasons best known by the government.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 3 hours ago
------------------------------ *Glenn Greenwald nails the Charlie Hebdo affair * ------------------------------ January 11, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Glenn Greenwald nails the Charlie Hebdo affair: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/09/solidarity-charlie-hebdo-cartoons/ Sunday morning news channels report a huge “anti-terror” rally in France with 50 “world leaders” flown in to participate, including the Chancellor of Germany and the Prime Ministers of Great Britain and Spai... more »

Extsemtoal questiion?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
Did I pee myself? Dod Haprper get my keys>

Love is whre its at

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
Yeah everywhere


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago

Why we get High

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
There is not dessert high enough to include the sand of the mind that wants to stuff freedom of thought Everone knows that \ when people start thinking revolution follwos I am a guy lets call me your friend I have the GPS that will let you navigate through the late twenty first century First of all and they did every time everytime eveuto,e when they could of have taken those women and children into the worst case senario of their sinking life Lifeboat USA this is the way one who wants to proceed should behave just so How beautiful are you? Maybe your level five and could prevent all t... more »

Over one million of England’s working households are now in fuel poverty

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
SOURCE GUARDIAN: More than a million working households in England are in fuel poverty  A study by the right-wing think tank Policy Exchange looking at the 2.3m households in England in fuel poverty found that half of them, around 1.1m households, had someone in work. Fuel poverty has been made worse by rising energy bills and, despite improvements, the housing stock is still highly

Iran Nuclear Talks with P5+ ! Group set to resume . Tentative Schedule: 1/14 Zarif & Kerry meet ; 1/15-1/17 low-level bilateral talks among Iran & P5+1 ; 1/18 P5+1-Iran talks resume ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Anti War...... Senate Prepares for New Iran Sanctions to Kill Nuclear TalksAmbassador Power Warns Against Move by Jason Ditz, January 12, 2015 Print This | Share This Senate leaders are planning to move ahead with a vote on a new round of sanctions against Iran, potentially as soon as this week, with an eye toward killing the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1. US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power warned against the vote, saying it would “torpedo” the talks, though of course many senators have made clear that was the point all along. The current inte... more »

Center for American Progress (CAP) caught passing off propaganda as legitimate research, again

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
*"In the US, teachers are paid poorly and treated even worse by having their priceless work reduced to meaningless scores on bad tests"—Joe Bower* [image: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Center for American Progress (CAP) co-hosted event banner] The infamous Center for American Progress (CAP or C*AP maybe?) outdid themselves in the mendacity department this week. Not only did they try to pass off one of their usual neoliberal corporate education reform propaganda pieces as legitimate research, but they were caught using a photograph in the policy paper that contradicted th... more »

The Wisdom of the Ancients…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Much of what is most commonly passed off as being “The Wisdom of the Ancients” is neither very wise, nor all that ancient – particularly the favourite books of today’s western and mid-eastern religionists. (Which makes you wonder where Yahweh, Elohim and Allah were all this while.)* *To give some context to both the guff (which is voluminous) and the good stuff (of which there is despairingly little) here’s a list in chronological order, from latest to most recent, of what is considered the great books of sacred wisdom (along with a few more hopeful milestones along the way). Not... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Rick Gladstone and Ravi Somaiya, New York Times:* *New Charlie Hebdo Cover Creates New Questions for U.S. News Media* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 13, 2015* Unity for what? French debate has only begun -- Amir Taheri, New York Post Obama’s snub of Paris -- Washington Times Who are Europe's jihadis? Check your assumptions. -- Sara Miller Llana, CSM The White House-Kremlin Consensus on Assad -- Tony Badran, NOW Iraq paid $10 billion for rusty Iranian arms -- Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya Oil kings: The House of Saud’s uncertain future -- Mohamad Bazzi, Re... more »

"More Than He Could Take...

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

"Shocking" new footage of Charlie Hebdo attackers and their get away?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
I will share my thoughts later. Don't want to be influencing anyone else's free thinking and/ or judgement on what is being shown in this video. *This "shocking", "daring", new footage is being touted at a number of media outlets over the last few hours Yahoo & Guardian & Daily Mail* *Please don't miss two very important previous posts from my new series: "The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity:* - Testicular Cancer and Male Infertility- Endocrine Disruptors & the Chemical Manipulation of Humanity - Chemical Manipulation of Humanity: Fetal Brain Damage via Bisphenol S- ... more »

Testicular Cancer and Male Infertility- Endocrine Disruptors & the Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Guardian* *Ignore the excuse makers in this article- the effects are known and have been known since at least 2002. And likely well before that. That is minimally, 13 years of knowing these chemicals are extremely harmful to all life. A quick look around at our sickly, obese, asthmatic, stressed out, impotent, infertile, human brethren tells us all we need to know. This is observable. This is measurable. This is real.* “The hormone-mimicking chemicals used routinely in toiletries, cosmetics, medicines, plastics and pesticides cause hundreds of millions of euros of damage to EU cit... more »

The Search for Other Earth-like Planets

WTStaff at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Video - *Olivier Guyon examines the possibility of finding earth-like planets within the universe; some of which may potentially be rife with life. The post The Search for Other Earth-like Planets appeared first on Waking Times.

Turkish President's Stunning Outburst: The French Are Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre; Mossad Blamed

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 6 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-13/turkish-presidents-stunning-outburst-french-are-behind-charlie-hebdo-massacre-mossad Turkish President's Stunning Outburst: The French Are Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre; Mossad Blamed [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/13/2015 12:55 -0500 inShare5 It was less than 48 hours ago when Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, joined millions marching in Paris to pay tribute to the 17 people killed by ISIS-supporting extremists. Then, almost the moment he got back, things changed, and as the FT politely para... more »

World News Briefs -- January 13, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Bloomberg *Wall Street Journal:* *World Bank Lowers Outlook for Global Economic Growth* * Bank Says Stronger U.S. Economy and Plummeting Oil Prices Don’t Offset Trouble in Eurozone and Emerging Markets *MIDDLE EAST* France extends airstrikes* against ISIL in Iraq*. French parliament extends* military intervention in Iraq*. U.S.-led air strike hit* Islamic State fighters: task force*. ‘Corpses all over the place’: Baghdad blamed for inaction *as Yazidis retake villages from ISIS*. Cold winter jeopardizes hundreds of thousands* of Syrian children*. Bashar al-Assad dared to spend... more »

One aspires to be that

risa bear at A Way to Live - 6 hours ago
Like most anyone in the northern hemisphere, I suppose, that has a garden year, I begin in January with a short hike to the potting shed to see how much clearing away must be done before entertaining thoughts of flats and seeds. A cursory glance tells me it's not as bad as some years. Nevertheless, I have my excuses -- cloudy, wet and windy out -- old, stiff and cold -- and head back for another stint by the stove to commiserate with a lonely cup of tea. Beloved has been asked by a Catholic friend about anything I might know about Buddhism's response to suffering. "She might fin... more »

“Obama Declares War On ‘Extremism’– Are You An ‘Extremist’"?

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Obama Declares War On ‘Extremism’–* * Are You An ‘Extremist’"?* by Michael Snyder “Do you know what an “extremist” is? In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month. And on the surface that sounds great. But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not? What criteria should we use? As you will see below, your definition of an “extr... more »

Ukraine Crisis News Updates -- January 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *Pro-Russian Forces About To Take Donetsk Airport As Ukraine Peace Talks Called Off* *WNU Editor: *Aside the fact that the war has now returned to Ukraine .... reports of civilians starving are now coming out .... *‘People Starving’ in Eastern Ukraine as Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds *(Newsweek). *More News On The Crisis In Ukraine* Ominous signs in fight for eastern Ukraine -- CBS/AP East Ukraine War To Intensify After Peace Talks With Russia Suspended -- IBTimes Ukraine seals off roads to Donbas as fighting intensifies -- Kyiv Post Situation in Ukraine's east significant... more »

American Combat Movies

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Every time I think about a claymore its a green block of mass mayhem going off with a click from a human but in the future it will be a drone Why is this claymore called thus is it a fantastic anagram did someone over the age of ten imagine death in clay where they where no more William Wallace I guess but it could have been before him favoured this weapon a sword if you want to dismiss all the small things around the margin of what we understand compared to combat where life on the line some tech works better overall A claymore is a sword wielded well by the Scottish tribe a branch... more »

The Economy: "Welcome to the Empire of Debt…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Welcome to the Empire of Debt…"* by Bill Bonner "The Dow fell 96 points yesterday, or 0.5%. Gold jumped up $16.70, or 1.4%, to settle at $1,232 an ounce. But let us return to the big picture… and the explosion of credit under the post-1970s fiat money system. As long as America’s accounts had to be settled in gold, the supply of money was constrained. It could go out and about town and have a good time. But when the party was over it had to go home and face an unforgiving and unyielding spouse – gold – to which it was bound in marriage. Too bad… But after repeated infidelities, t... more »

US Subway fires: Notice was given

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
I woke up this morning to the news that a subway station in Washington DC had caught on fire..... well.... caught on smoke, so they say. Inner alarm bells rang. I read through several news stories and immediately several things jumped out at me. Such as the following quotes from Fox news: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/13/smoke-at-lenfant-plaza-station/ At a news conference late Monday night, NTSB officials said a so-called "electrical arcing event" occurred approximately 1,100 feet in front of the train. The term refers to what happens when water hits an electrified third ra... more »

On the Charlie Hebdo Muhammad Cover

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Last week's terror attacks could, and should be read as an Islamist appropriation of the anarchist tradition of the propaganda of the deed. Our hate-filled zealots reasoned that committing a murderous spectacle would short circuit the radicalisation process and speed up recruitment to their demented religious politics. It was an action designed to tear the secularist veil off French society and show it up as an explicitly racist, anti-Islamic entity that will never accept the five million Muslims living in its midst. The consequences, the attacks on French Muslims since, the new t... more »

Come and Work with Us in Practical Philosophy in Gothenburg: Post Doc Positions Open!

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 7 hours ago
Today was released the first in a series of calls for application over the next coming years for research positions in practical philosophy at the University of Gothenburg, attached to our strategic Moral Responsibility Research Initiative (MRRI). MRRI, which has a broad conception of what moral responsibility research may involve, recently secured an approximately € 8.8 Million grant from the Swedish Research Council, plus matching funds from the University's central purse, to recruit Professor Paul Russell from the University of British Columbia as part time visiting professor f... more »

How Far A Leap From Steve Scalise To Chris Christie-- And From Louisiana Racism To New Jersey Racism?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
As we mentioned last night, Professor Michael Stewart Foley has been on the West Coast researching his new book on the political movement aspects of the late '70's/early '80s punk rock explosion in San Francisco. We've recommended his last book, Front Porch Politics-- The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism In the 1970s And 1980s and I somehow managed to persuade him to update an article about Chris Christie 2 years ago for George Mason University's History News Network. *Chris Christie And The Legacy Of New Jersey's Rosa Parksby Michael Stewart Foley* It is hard to imagine an... more »

Jan.13: What is a news story?

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
A news story tells us what happened. That's all. It does not tell us what to think of it. That is not the role of a reporter. A columnist can try to tell us what to think. That's why the columnist's writing is listed as a column, and not as news. Any reporter who uses news to express his or her opinion needs to be spanked and sent back to journalism school. And any news editor who would run such a story (I believe it's a David Gauvin for this one) should be fired on the spot. I intend to write the Irving press ombudsperson on this one - but with no great expectations. It's in the is... more »

The Charlie Hebdo Shooting HOAX: WHY Are The French And British Suddenly Giving Special Treatment To The Jews ONLY?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
The Charlie Hebdo "shooting" is most definitely a hoax... I will state the obvious right here in that NOBODY died in that absolutely false flag event.... The good people of France have now been suckered in by massive hoax much like the Americans have been treated as gullible fools by the fraud Sandy Hook "shooting" and the laughable "Boston Bombing"..... It is just too bad that with the Jewish control of the French mainstream BS media that most people in France will now be hoodwinked and suckered into the false belief that this fraud attack was caused by "crazed Islamic terrorists... more »

Man Invents Machine to Convert Plastic into Oil

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Video - *Akinori Ito of Blest Corporation demonstrates how his invention, a machine that converts plastic into oil, works. The post Man Invents Machine to Convert Plastic into Oil appeared first on Waking Times.

Nancy Pelosi Appoints The First Muslim Lawmaker To The U.S. House Intelligence Committee

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., left, pictured with then-Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., at a Congressional Black Caucus job fair in Miami in 2011. He will be the first Muslim to serve on the House Intelligence Committee. Reuters/Joe Skipper *Politico:* *Nancy Pelosi to name first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee* *WNU Editor:* His appointment to the U.S. House Intelligence Committee is going to be controversial .... *André Carson, Indiana Congressman, Says U.S. Public Schools Should Be Modeled After Isl... more »

New Video Footage Emerges Of Charlie Hebdo Gunmen's Rampage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Dramatic new footage of Islamist gunmen's rampage emerges, showing the killers calmly stopping to reload their weapons before firing at police as they drive towards them* *WNU Editor: *It seems to be a day for videos. The Islamic State's latest video shows an 11 year old shooting to death two "Russian spies" in the *back of the head.*

Such typically Jewish behavior.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I am listening intently to the talk radio its dialled to 1010 moderate rant Today they have a guest speaker who never mentions during the broadcast that he is a Jew But you can look it up on Google so its true this guy is a major Jew although in the strictest sect he would be a hertetech. I have history with this host I know more than the average listener He is pretty well off but more like a hockey player from the seventies made a fortune but by today's standards grossly underpaid I suspect but do not know if he got rich being Jewish Did his local synagogue have faith in him did s... more »

Eddie Mair and David Aaronovitch v Nabila Ramdani

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The seemingly omnipresent Nabila Ramdani turned up again on tonight's *PM*. Her apparent omnipresence, naturally, suggests bias. However, the treatment she got on *PM *for her extraordinarily disingenuous statements was a pleasure to hear. Between the two of them David Aaronovitch of *The Times *and Eddie Mair filleted her, fried her and served her up whole. Eddie Mair seemed to be hearkening to our call to stand up firmly for democracy and free speech against the dissembling enemies of democracy and free speech - and good on him for so doing. If you wish to linger over what ha... more »

ISIS Just So Happens to Hack CENTCOM Just as Obama Is Announcing New Cyber Security Legislation?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
Exactly as I expected. Up the threat level, up the response. Of course by "response" they actually mean "taking away your freedom and privacy". Watch the timing as these "attacks" roll out. Watch the distractions, watch what happens behind the curtain. d http://www.thedailysheeple.com/oh-come-on-isis-just-so-happens-to-hack-centcom-just-as-obama-is-announcing-new-cyber-security-legislation_012015 OH COME ON: ISIS Just So Happens to Hack CENTCOM Just as Obama Is Announcing New Cyber Security Legislation? Melissa Melton The Daily Sheeple January 12th, 2015 [image: http://www...more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
...And I want to quote for you, to you, from the oldest history book in Western civilization. Not just because it's a book, but I think this is a point one can make about any history course, it doesn't matter what the subject is. It can be Social History, Political History, Intellectual History, any history. It can be the History of Ancient Rome, it could be Post-1945 United States, it could be any history. But any history course ought to do the two things that Herodotus named in the opening sentence of the oldest history book we have. This is Herodotus, *The History*. Isn't it g... more »

Stephen Harper, LIar and Chief

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
Updated once again, January 13, 2015....As reported here, Stephen Harper is a bold faced liar, in 2011 Stephen Harper stated he would bring in income splitting when the budget is balanced, not only did Harper make income splitting retroactive to the deficit fiscal year 2014/2015...He will continue income splitting for fiscal 2015/2016...That too will be a deficit year, as is/was 2014/2015...Directly below was the last update in December, 2014....That update confirmed *that 2014/2015 fiscal year is in deficit...* So, the Canadian public needs to to know that Stephen Harper is borr... more »

Emergency Car Kit with Free Printables

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.**#DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias* Everyone has had a car emergency before. Whether it be finding your battery is dead after a weekend with girlfriends, being stuck in traffic for a long period of time, or simply being out and about and finding that you need a bandage. With a little bit of preparation, you can make those moments a lot less stressful. I keep an emergency car kit in my trunk and it has saved me more times than I can count. For my emergency kit, I keep everything I... more »

Pentagon Upgrades It's 'Doomsday Planes'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Loren Thompson, Forbes:* *A Doomsday Plane Reminder: Nuclear Weapons Haven't Gone Away* *WNU Editor:* Getting ready for the apocalypse. The above video is a guided tour inside the E-4B NAOC doomsday plane.

US Central Command Twitter And YouTube Accounts Back Online

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
We're back! CENTCOM temporarily suspended its Twitter account after an act of cybervandalism. Read more: http://t.co/hiwvSp3uWt — U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 13, 2015 *FOX News*: *US Central Command Twitter account back online after pro-ISIS hack* *WNU Editor:* What is interesting is not the hack .... but what they posted .... *What Those Pentagon Twitter Hackers Posted *(Time). *More News On US Central Command Twitter And YouTube Accounts Back Online* Key US military command’s Twitter, YouTube sites back online -- Washington Post/AP CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube back a... more »

One People's Roundtable Discussion: Energy, Science and Unlearning

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
Here is the video of last nights Round Table Discussion Live Stream show. Lisa and Brian were traveling last night, so I hosted the show with Nick. Our guests last night were John Carl, Daniel Westaff, and Michael Waters. While we touched on many subjects, the prime focus of the show was discussing Alternative Energy (we refused to say the "F" word!), Open sourcing, the latest Keshe news updates on his technologies, and we spent quite a bit of time dissecting "Science" and all of it's aspects of incorrect, inaccurate,imprecise, ignorant, incompetent, and just down right Wrong... more »

Boko Haram Suffers Setback In Cameroon. Continues The War In Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Fatalities in Boko Haram incidents inside Nigeria, data from ACLED. Photo: Ben Parker/IRIN *CSM:* Boko Haram suffers setback in border clash amid growing fears of expansion *WNU Editor:* They may have suffered setbacks on the border with Cameroon .... but in Nigeria they continue to expand their zone of operations .... *Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria Displace Tens of Thousands* (VOA). *More News On Boko Haram* As world watches Paris, Nigeria suffers its own attacks -- AP Nine days later, bodies still litter bushes from Boko Haram's 'deadliest' massacre -- CNN Boko Haram attacks sen... more »

Islamic State Now Active In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Islamic State 'recruiting Afghan fighters'* *WNU Editor*: A sure sign that the war in Afghanistan is going to continue. *More News On Reports That The Islamic State is Now Active In Afghanistan* ISIS active in south Afghanistan, officials confirm for first time -- CBS/AP Syria, Iraq… and now Afghanistan: Isis advance enters Helmand province for the first time, Afghan officials confirm -- The Independent Islamic State Adds to Terror In Afghanistan -- WSJ Group of militants announces set-up for Islamic State -- DAWN Afghan general confirms ISIS is active, recruiting in south -- ... more »

A model that agrees with tau-mu Higgs decays and 2 other anomalies

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*...and its incomplete divine stringy incarnation...* I originally missed a hep-ph preprint almost a week ago, Explaining \(h\to \mu^\pm \tau^\mp\), \(B\to K^*\mu^+\mu^-\), and \(B\to K\mu^+\mu^-/B\to Ke^+e^−\) in a two-Higgs-doublet model with gauged \(L_\mu−L_\tau\) by Crivellin, D'Ambrosio, and Heeck, probably because it had such a repulsively boring title. By the way, do you agree with the hype saying that the new Mathjax 2.5 beta is loading 30-40 percent faster than Mathjax 2.4 that was used on this blog up to yesterday morning? The title of the preprint is uninspiring even th... more »

Supplemental: The new Salon strikes again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015Worst possible way to seek progress:* Salon seems to have made a new year’s resolution—a resolution to make us even dumber. Yesterday, the lowbrow pseudo-liberal site was offering thoughtful ruminations on “The 5 most haunting masturbation-related injuries” and “Behold the glory of the p*ssy!: My orgasmic meditation awakening.” (Their asterisk.) The site’s dumbness, and its sex obsession, continue to get ramped up. Today, though, it offers a political piece whose ultimate dumbness may not be apparent. We refer to the piece by Ann Jones, an American livi... more »

Aren't We Entitled To A Really Extraordinary President?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Last year, to encourage the best American political leaders to consider running for president, Blue America set up an ActBlue page called Why Settle? Our pitch on the page was simple: There are all sorts of characters gearing up to run for president in 2016. Conventional wisdom says that if Hillary Clinton runs, it's game-over for the Democrats and she walks away with it while everyone else cheers. That's a shame because… well, if you want to judge how she's likely to rule based on who she's surrounded herself with, we're looking at another corporate-oriented presidency akin the... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Je Suis La Paix'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
JE SUIS LA PAIX Posted on January 13, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Jan. 12, 2015. France is undergoing a big awakening from a long dark nightmare. As the soldiers and police are moving amongst them, violent events are taking place initiated by the banking quagmire. Prime Minister Hollande even said the perpetrators of the attacks at Charlie Hebdo are the “illumine”.

Call me cynical, but...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*exactly what was the purpose of millions of people marching in France?* Is anything going to change? I doubt it. The only change you can control is your own. More on that later (maybe tomorrow.) *The mayor of Rotterdam gets it:* Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam *tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate the 'freedoms' of living in the West to 'pack your bags and f*** off' on live TV.* Popping my way around the blogosphere I find millions of words being spilled over the terror attack in Paris and this guy succinctly sums it up in one sentence. My kind of guy. Meantime the "... more »

WHO CARES ABOUT SCHOOLS: Who cares about facts?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015Part 1—Surprised and not surprised:* Yesterday afternoon, we were surprised, and not surprised, by a factual error on Kevin Drum’s site, in a post about charter schools. The factual error didn’t come from Drum itself. It came in a passage he quoted from a Forbes magazine piece. Adam Ozimek made the (familiar) factual error in question. Here is the passage in question, as reposted by Drum: OZIMEK, AS REPOSTED BY DRUM (1/12/15): I would like to propose a better conventional wisdom: “some charter schools appear to do very well, and on average charters do b...more »

Now We Are Four

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
When I started Sardonicky four years ago, I was still on fairly friendly terms with Democrats. This blog, in the beginning, was only a slightly more leftist version of the *Daily Kos*. I was part of the crowd that largely bought into the myth that GOP bad, Lesser Evilism at least slightly good part of the time. I did my fair share of lazy-blogger Republican bashing and preaching to the liberal choir because it was fun and easy. I got tons of comments agreeing with me. My very first blog post was on -- who else? -- the snark magnet named Sarah Palin. In honor of Sardonicky's birthday,... more »

Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Will Stanton* - Teachers have become repeaters of information. They are merely regurgitating everything they once learned from their own teachers, and perpetuating the recycling of information... The post Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think appeared first on Waking Times.

It Looks Like U.S. Taxpayers Are Paying For Non-Existent Afghan Police Officers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Afghan National police officers stand in formation during a visit by U.S. Brigadier General Christopher Bentley to an Afghan National police installation in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan December 16, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson Washington Free Beacon: *U.S. Official: America Paying Salaries of Afghan Cops That Don’t Exist* *WNU Editor:* It looks like Iraq is not the only U.S. supplied and trained military/security force that* has a problem with 'ghost soldiers'*. Sighhh .... the same mistakes that were done in Iraq appear to be repeating themselves in Afghanistan. ... more »

Russia's New Military Doctrine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and newly-appointed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov in the Kremlin in Moscow, on November 9, 2012 *Jeremy Bender, Business Insider* -- *Russia's New Military Doctrine Shows Putin's Geopolitical Ambitions* *Update #1:* Russia Overhauls Military Doctrine -- Defense News *Update #2:* Putin's New Military Doctrine Doubles Down on Jedi Mind Tricks -- Ryan Faith, VICE News *WNU Editor:* What's my take about this new Russian military doctrine (I just read quickly *scanned the Russian version*, no English translation available yet) .... nothi... more »

Putin Not Invited To Auschwitz Ceremony To Mark The 70th Anniversary Of Its Liberation By Soviet Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian:** Putin snubbed by Poland over Auschwitz anniversary* *WNU Editor*: Not inviting the leader and representative of the country that was primarily responsible for the liberation of the world's largest concentration camp .... this may make the Polish political class and part of their population happy for a day or two, but in Russia this "insult" resonates everywhere and will be remembered for a long time. *More News On Putin Not Being Invited To The Auschwitz Liberation Ceremony* Putin won’t go to Auschwitz liberation anniversary – press secretary -- RT Kremlin: Poland ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Groups sue to block work on North Rampart streetcar line ~Jeff Adelson, N.O. Advocate * *Cafe Habana developers seek approval from planning commission ~WWLTV* *Radio station warns listeners to be safe in French Quarter ~WVUE* *Steve Scalise: ‘A David Duke without the baggage’ finds himself with a load to carry anyway ~C.W. Cannon, The Lens* *Movie Planned On Battle Of New Orleans ~WWNO* *Prospect Capital ~NOLA DEFENDER* *Big Freedia wants a picture of your booty ~Gambit *

Debt, Fraud and Other Secrets of the Banking System

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Pao L. Chang* - Today, banks don’t actually lend out real money, but instead lend out notes or checks that are backed by a promise to pay. The post Debt, Fraud and Other Secrets of the Banking System appeared first on Waking Times.

Dineh Walking 'No Man Camps on Navajo Nation! No Pinon Pipeline!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Nihígaal bee Iiná Journey for our Existence Dineh Walking against Fracking "This property is proposed to become a permanent man camp. With the oil boom comes man camps, with man camps, comes violence against women, prostitution, drugs and trafficking." NO MANCAMPS ON THE NAVAJO NATION! NO PINON PIPELINE! Read Grace Her Many Horses' account of the violence against Native Americans

UFT Segregation Apologists and Corporate Status Quo Supporters

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
If the UFT/AFT/NEA/TURN misleaders did not have enough bad PR to last a group of corporate appeasers their lifetime in office, two days ago one of their trogs, who calls himself Worm Ed in the Apple posted a vigorous defense for the status quo segregation of New York schools. His unprincipled and head-spinning rationale seems to hinge on the possibility that integration might not work, and that those supporting integration should stop blaming the inner city schools "for the problem." No supporter of integrated schools is blaming the segregated public schools for their plight. We a... more »

Another Iranian Killed In Iraq Probably Working For Revolutionary Guards Quds Force

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Another Iranian national was reported killed in Iraq in January 2015. Mehdi Norouzi was part of the Basij militia, which often fills manpower needs for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF). This would be the sixth member of that force to die in Iraq since June. (*Trend*) On January 11, 2015 the Iranian press reported that Mehdi Norouzi was killed in Iraq. He died in a firefight with the Islamic State on January 10. The media claimed he was defending the Askari shrine in Samarra, Salahaddin, but this is part of the propaganda line being pushed by Tehran to j... more »

Point scoring from Yolande Knell at the funerals in Jerusalem

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
(h/t Dave S at *Biased BBC*) Yolande Knell was reporting live from the funerals in Jerusalem of the four French Jewish men murdered in Paris on today's *News at One* on BBC One. Characteristically, she couldn't resist ending her piece by attempting to score a point against Benjamin Netanyahu: And it is normal Israeli government policy to encourage Jews from all around the world to make this their home. But the invitation that was made by the Israeli prime minister after that huge unity rally that took place in Paris on Sunday has been criticised, with many European leaders saying... more »

Putin Not Invited To Auschwitz Ceremony To Mark The 70th Anniversary Of Its Liberation By Soviet Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian:** Putin snubbed by Poland over Auschwitz anniversary* *WNU Editor*: Not inviting the leader and representative of the country that was primarily responsible for the liberation of the world's largest concentration camp .... this may make the Polish political class and part of their population happy for a day or two, but in Russia this "insult" resonates everywhere and will be remembered for a long time. *More News On Putin Not Being Invited To The Auschwitz Liberation Ceremony* Putin won’t go to Auschwitz liberation anniversary – press secretary -- RT Kremlin: Poland ... more »

New Argentinean UFO Activity Confirms Decimal Hypothesis?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
Argentinean UFO researcher *Luis Burgos* - whose work has familiar to readers of *Inexplicata* for many years now - is currently pursuing confirmation for his "decimal hypothesis" of UFO flaps in Argentina and is being rewarded with a considerable number of sightings. He writes: *"The UFO flap is ongoing. Ufologists, journalists and enthusiasts are reporting sightings both by night and day. We have tallied 26 events up to now. Report #24: A nocturnal anomaly over San Javier, Entre Rios Province, on Saturday Jan. 10; Report #25: A strange silver cylinder over Merlo, Buenos Aires, ... more »

The Myth of Safe Pesticides

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - In the US, there are about 80,000 registered chemicals used. Of these, only a few hundred are actually tested for safety, and even that testing is considered to be inadequate by most toxicologists. The post The Myth of Safe Pesticides appeared first on Waking Times.

The Brain Needs Cannabinoids And Dietary Hemp Is The Answer

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Marco Torres* - Hemp is often mistaken for its cannabis cousin, marijuana, even though smoking an entire garbage bag of hemp would not produce an altered state of consciousness. The post The Brain Needs Cannabinoids And Dietary Hemp Is The Answer appeared first on Waking Times.

Counting On Oil

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Falling oil prices should stimulate the world's faltering economy. But they won't do the Harper government a lot of good. That's because the Harperites have nailed their political flag to eliminating the deficit. And that has become more difficult than they anticipated. Scott Clark and Peter DeVries write: In other words, cheaper oil will have a net positive effect on real economic growth in the oil-consuming provinces and on their budget balances — but it will have the reverse effect in the oil-producing provinces and in Mr. Oliver’s department. That growth forecast of 3.7 per ... more »

World News Briefs -- January 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:** Charlie Hebdo to publish Mohammad cartoon on front page* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S.-led air strike hit* Islamic State fighters: task force*. ‘Corpses all over the place’: Baghdad blamed for inaction *as Yazidis retake villages from ISIS*. Bashar al-Assad dared to spend night* in refugee camp by Syrian actor*. Iranian president:* Countries behind oil price drop to regret it*. Obama reassures Israel on *Iran talks, Palestinian court bid*. Thousands in Israel *mourn Paris supermarket dead*. Hamas threatens to *exit national unity government with PA*. Saudi Arabian rights activi... more »

Don Lincoln on superstrings

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
Fermilab's talking head, Don Lincoln, has recorded numerous videos on cool physical topics so it shouldn't be surprising that he has added the coolest topic of all as well, superstrings. This 8-minute video begins with the classification of elementary particles in the Standard Model, says that the list of ingredients is messy, and argues that there should be a simpler picture. Superstrings represent particles of different species as different "Chladni patterns" of white powder on a speaker. He mentions that the real superstrings vibrate in 11 spacetime dimensions – well, there are... more »

Guns, Bombs And Surveillance Can't Stop Terrorism Alone-- Marianne Williamson Suggests A Holistic Approach

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I'm surprise Marianne Williamson was able to put so much time and effort into a provocative new piece she just wrote for *HuffPo*, How Terror Loses And Humanity Wins. It isn't her ideas that surprise me; they flow effortlessly from the world view she's been espousing to enthusiastic, growing audiences for decades. What surprised me is that she had time to put it all together now, when she's putting so much effort into the new Sister Giant conference this spring which, I believe, will feature some of the most serious and worthwhile political figures in American politics, like Sena... more »

THIS Is How Insane They Are: "Are You Ready For Nuclear War?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“The Dangers of Nuclear War”* By Prof Michel Chossudovsky "If mankind does not end war war will end mankind" - JFK “Imagine a room, awash in gasoline. And there are two implacable enemies in that room. One of them has 9,000 matches. The other has 7,000 matches. Each of them is concerned about who’s ahead, who’s stronger. Well, that's the kind of situation we are actually in. The amount of weapons that are available to the United States and Russia are so bloated, so grossly in excess of what's needed to dissuade the other that if it weren't so tragic, it would be laughable.” - Car... more »

The BBC's response to complaints about Tim Willcox

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
If you were wondering how the BBC would deal with the controversy over Tim Willcox, *BBC Watch* has the answer. The following appears to be the BBC's standard response to complaints about Tim Willcox: In other word, he's being given the BBC's full backing. He meant no harm, he's apologised on Twitter, and that - as far as the BBC is concerned - is that. As *BBC Watch *points out, however, the vast majority of people *don't* follow Tim Willcox on Twitter, and won't have seen his apology. *BBC Watch *want an on-air clarification.

Man Serving Life in Prison for Pot Charge Won’t be Pardoned

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Joshua Krause When Jeff Mizanskey was arrested for his part in a drug deal in 1993, he had no idea what he was in for. After all, he had been arrested for the possession and distribution of marijuana twice before. Once in 1984, and again in 1991. Both carried relatively light sentences compared to what he was facing. Though he didn’t know it at the time, he was about to become the latest victim of the drug war, as well as Missouri’s draconian “3 strikes” law. Unbeknownst to him, the two men on the other half of the deal had been recently arrested, and agreed to sell out their “co... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *'Watch your back, American soldiers, we are coming': ISIS hacks US Central Command during Obama security speech leaking dozens of files and personal details of 4-star generals* * The Twitter site of the military's U.S. Central Command 'hacked' by ISIS * The hackers retitled the Twitter page 'CyberCaliphate' with an underline that said 'i love you isis.' * Threats posted that read 'American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back' * Pentagon official confirmed that the attack was taken seriously 'at the highest levels' * 'This is not something we're messing aroun... more »

Chemical Manipulation of Humanity: Fetal Brain Damage via Bisphenol S- The “safe” Alternative

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*You know like how ethyl mercury is vastly safer then methyl mercury? * *The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity continues on......* In case you are a newer reader- this topic has really gotten under my skin. In more ways then one. Therefore it’s going to be a core topic here for as long as it takes. These plastics, phthalates and other endocrine disrupting chemicals are produced in abundance by petro chemical companies. And they are destroying us! It has been known, long known, that these chemicals are altering/effecting/ poisoning all life on the planet. And still there is no globa... more »

Ukraine Peace Summit Scheduled For This Thursday Has Been Cancelled Due To A Lack Of Progress

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Ukraine summit called off over lack of progress on truce deal* *Update: *Astana peace summit postponed as both sides mobilize in east Ukraine -- Kyiv Post *WNU Editor*:My read of the situation is that all sides are so far apart on all of the key issues that any hope for a peaceful resolution to the conflict is now just a pipe-dream. Everyone is mobilizing their armies .... expect the conflict and war to return as soon as the winter cold starts to recede.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Kerry Gets It Wrong on Climate’s Impact on New Zealand’s Dairy Farmers* *Facts are irrelevant to a Leftist. They just KNOW* In a speech in India on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry cited as an example of the global impact of climate change a recent drought in New Zealand that was so dire, he said, farmers had been forced to kill “all of their dairy cattle and sheep.” It’s not true. New Zealand did experience a severe drought in 2013 – the worst in nearly 70 years in some regions, according to the country’s climate research center – but it did not result in the wholesale sl... more »

Back where they belong

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
With typical insensitivity the BBC has plonked - of all people - Tim Willcox in the anchor’s chair to narrate the funerals of the Jews murdered in the kosher deli - “live, from Jerusalem.” I am certain I heard him the other day saying, with reference to the recent exodus of French Jews, “they went back to Israel.” Meaning what? *Back? *Back from whence they came, perchance? They’re French, you oaf! ( Or “back” to someone else’s land as most of the media would have us believe) Make up your tiny mind, merci beaucoup. He’s providing context: “*The families asked for their loved-ones... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Six Reasons Why Obama's Free Community College Is a Poor Investment* Let’s get this straight. First, we are a nation with an $18 trillion debt that, five years into a business cycle upturn, that still cannot come close to balancing the federal budget despite Obama-induced tax increases. Second, we have a very significant problem of overinvestment in higher education that manifests itself in a large proportion (one-third to one-half) of recent college graduates taking jobs that usually go to high school graduates –they are “underemployed,” many of them still living with their ... more »

How Republicans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Frogs

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
Republicans are piling onto Emperor Obama for his failure to attended the gathering of world “leaders” in a show of anti-Muslim unity Sunday in Paris. Media outlets were filled with the imagery of French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Megalomaniac Benjamin “Bibi” Netenyahu and various and sundry other human rights abusers and war criminals marching with linked arms in front of the procession. It was however all staged as has been reported by a number of independent websites including Liberty Blitzkrieg. In a piece entitled “NOUS SOMME HYPOCRI... more »

Report: The FBI Oversaw The NSA's PRISM-Email Surveillance Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The FBI, NSA and other U.S. agencies have maintained that their surveillance programs are legal and subject to oversight. Here, FBI Director James Comey answers a question from a reporter during a recent press conference. Reuters/Brian Snyder *New York Times:* *F.B.I. Is Broadening Surveillance Role, Report Shows* *WNU Editor:* Hmmm .... the FBI has been very busy. The NSA gets all the spotlight .... but it is the FBI who oversees (and sees) everything. *More News On Reports That The FBI Oversaw The NSA's PRISM-Email Surveillance Program* Report: NSA's PRISM Surveillance Program ... more »


Grant G at The Straight Goods - 18 hours ago
*Written by Robin Mathews* “*FALSE FLAGS”, TERRORISTS, THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA* Something is wrong with all the recent terrorist incidents. As if a part of deliberate policy, it seems, the “terrorists” are shot dead. They aren’t disabled and held for important questioning and investigation. Being dead, almost all information about them comes from controlled police or Intelligence sources – with a closely cooperating Mainstream Press and Media. Mr. Said Kouachi, alleged attacker in the Paris Charlie Hebdo offices, not only carried his identity card with him when h... more »

For The First Time In U.S. History Gun Deaths Are Expected To Surpass Car Deaths

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Center for American Progress *Adrienne LaFrance, The Atlantic*: *America's Top Killing Machine* *WNU Editor*: Wow .... car crashes killed 33,561 people in the U.S. 2012, while firearms killed 32,251 people in 2011. That is way too many firearms AND car deaths. Hmmm .... maybe the U.S. should adopt gun AND car control. But with 70% of the adult American population owning guns and 90% driving .... I doubt that both efforts will succeed.

Welcome To The Illuminati's Official Website

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 18 hours ago
*{ by posting this, I hope that it is understood that I am not promoting this . . ** the main thing that creeps me out about this, that gives it some credibility, with me anyway, is that I went to Amazon where "Illuminatium - The First Testament of the Illuminat" is being sold, and reading the comments . . click the link below }* Illuminatiam: The First Testament Of The Illuminati Paperback – December 14, 2014 __________________________________________________________________________________ *Welcome To The Illuminati's Official Website* We appreciate your interest in our organiza... more »

Top German Journalist Spills the Beans and Admits All the News is Fake!

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
*here is someone willing to put his life and everything that he has on the line for the Truth . . .* Dec 29, 2014 *“I was bribed by billionaires, I was bribed by the Americans to report…not exactly the truth.” * A top German Journalist and Editor Dr. Udo Ulfkatte has just gone public with some shocking admissions. He basically admitted what all of us who read the alternative media have known for a long time – the entire mainstream media is totally FAKE! He went into a very detailed talk in this video and spilled the beans about everything! He talked about how the CIA gets co... more »

The U.S. Army Has A Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
The Major General Nathanael Greene class large coastal tug USAV Major General Henry Knox (LT-802) assigned to the 467th Transportation Company in Tacoma, Washington. Wikipedia *Gizmodo: **The Army's Biggest Tug Boat Can Haul an Entire Aircraft Carrier* *WNU Editor:* The U.S. Navy has planes on its aircraft carriers, the U.S. Air Force *has a Navy* .... so why not the U.S. Army having their own fleet of boats .... albeit tugboats.

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Dream Messenger”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Dream Messenger” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzYCndaT8bs

Latest Raytheon AESA Radar Soars in Flight Test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F/A-18 Super Hornet]A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including: - extended detection ranges - simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities - production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping - industry leading reliability "We put our latest AESA radar capability to the test and it exceeded our expectations," said Mike "Ponch" Garcia, business development director of Tactical Airborne Systems f... more »

New Russian Military Doctrine Names NATO Key Risk

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: NATO flag]A revised Russian military doctrine identifies NATO as Moscow's No. 1 threat, as the Obama administration announced it was returning control of 15 bases in Europe back to the host governments. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave President Obama a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking in the form of a revised strategic doctrine. It re-emphasizes that NATO, notwithstanding President Obama's "flexibility" and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "reset" button, is the No. 1 strategic threat facing Russia. Read more

Necessary disputatiosity

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Today Radio 4. At about 7:45 we heard from Zineb El Rhazoui, “a Charlie Hebdo columnist who was on holiday in her native Morocco when the attack happened and who has been part of putting together the latest issue.” I was mildly interested in the background of one of Charlie Hebdo’s contributors with such an ‘Arab-sounding’ moniker. Well it seems she Tweets about Sweden’s decision to recognise Palestine, and about this. Israelis breaking out the popcorn to enjoy the spectacle of the “bombs falling on Gaza.” (or the iron dome preventing bombs falling on them) The jury’s probably stil... more »

North Korea drastically shortens preparation time for missile launches

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: North Korean ballisic missile]North Korea has drastically shortened the time needed to prepare for missile launches by improving liquid fuel quality for ballistic missiles, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo daily has reported. The report said citing a government source that this could virtually incapacitate South Korea's current missile defense system, which “used to be thought possible to detect a North Korean launch of ballistic missiles in advance because the liquid fuel had to be pumped into the missiles right before the launch.” However, analysis of intelligence reports shows ... more »

Russia and India agree preliminary design for FGFA fighter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Model of the FGFA]Russian and Indian officials have agreed the preliminary design for the Sukhoi/Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), Russian state media reported on 10 January. Design of the export variant of the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA combat aircraft has now been completed, the Sputnik news agency quoted Andrey Marshankin, the regional director of international cooperation at the united Russian-Indian aircraft manufacturing company, as saying. As noted by Marshankin, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is still pressing for the FGFA (also now r... more »

Three Chinese Warships Visit Portsmouth The Home Of The British Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Three massive warships wow the crowds in Portsmouth, the home of the Royal Navy: It's just a pity they're CHINESE, not British* * Chinese ambassador and flag-waving UK-based Chinese residents welcome ships into Portsmouth Naval Base * Formal visit from Chinese naval ships is aimed at enhancing military understanding between itself and Britain * Assault ship Chang Bai Shan has been accompanied by frigate Yun Cheng and replenishment ship Chaohu * Senior officers from both navies will discuss maritime topics during visit including counter-piracy operations * Last year C... more »

J-15 jets complete second landing test aboard Liaoning

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: J-15 Flying Shark]Eight pilots from the PLA Navy Air Force completed the second landing test on the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, in late November with their J-15 fighters, China's Global Times reported on Jan. 12. A photo posted on the internet earlier this month showed at least four J-15 fighters on the carrier's flight deck. A source from the Chinese military told Global Times that the PLA Navy had completed the second test landing for J-15 fighters, suggesting that the country is moving closer to establishing its first carrier combat group. The first landing... more »

F-35 in new dogfight over Chinese, Russian stealth technology

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35B Lightning II]The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is no stranger to controversy. It is, after all, the most expensive defence program in history. But the clamour of criticism is growing as new details emerge of its chief competitors — the Chinese J-20 and Russian T-50 stealth fighters. China, which topped the United States as the world’s largest economy in 2014, is pushing ahead with an ambitious military expansion program. And it’s throwing money at several new stealth designs to ensure their success. The result: A looming shift in the balance of air power that threatens to ... more »

S. Korea, U.S. to conduct joint naval drill this week

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Sejong the Great class destroyer]South Korea and the United States plan to carry out a two-day joint naval drill this week on South Korea's east coast as part of efforts to enhance their joint military readiness, officers here said Monday. The allies "are scheduled to conduct the exercise for two days starting Tuesday in the East Sea," a naval officer here said, requesting anonymity. The joint exercise involves two U.S. Aegis destroyers, including the 9,200-ton USS Mustin (DDG 89), which arrived at the port city of Donghae on Sunday, and Seoul's 3,200-ton Aegis destroyer cal... more »

A new US arms embargo on Turkey?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Oliver Hazard Perry class FFG]It went largely unnoticed in Turkey when the U.S. Congress on Dec. 19, 2014, approved the potential transfer to Taiwan and Mexico of six frigates being decommissioned by the American Navy. Signed into law by President Barack Obama, the Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2013 authorizes the transfer of the frigates Curts and McClusky to Mexico on a grant basis. The act also authorizes the sale of the frigates Taylor, Gary, Carr and Elrod to Taiwan. All the ships are of the Oliver Hazard Perry class, now being phased out of the U.S. Navy. Read more

Report to Government shows Future Frigates project could go overseas

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type-26 Global Combat Ship]South Australia could miss out on a $10 billion warship contract, in a move the industry says is potentially “disastrous” for the state. There has been speculation that all eight Future Frigates would be built in Adelaide, but a crucial report says using an existing design for the warships would be the least risky option, and that would “mostly likely” have to happen offshore. Defence Teaming Centre chief executive Chris Burns said missing out on building the Frigates would be “disastrous for an island nation”. Read more

'Top Gear' Russia Accidentally Published An Image Of A Classified Submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AC-12 Project]The Russian edition of the automobile magazine published a photo of the classified "AC-12 Project," a nuclear deep-water submarine, nicknamed "Losharik" after a children's movie. This was first reported by the unofficial blog of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, and picked up Slon Media, which reached out to an expert for commentary. Weapons expert Vasiliy Sichev told Slon that it's extremely likely that this is the secret submarine. He told the site: Read more

Indian Navy Has 41 Ships, Submarines Under Construction: Navy Chief Dhowan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Future INS Vikrant]The Indian Navy has 41 ships and submarines under construction in Indian shipyards, the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Robin K Dhowan said in Bangalore yesterday. “The Navy’s blueprint revolves around the ‘Make in India’ concept. In fact, the country is not new to this as India’s first indigenous ship was built in 1941. The Navy, at present, has no foreign orders anywhere”, the Navy Chief said. He was speaking at the second annual Admiral R L Pereira Memorial Lecture organised by The Navy Foundation (Bengaluru), along with Bharat Electronics Limited (BE... more »

Funding New Submarines Outside the Navy?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Successor class SSBN]Newport News Shipbuilding has a stake in a new and potentially divisive method for funding a future class of submarine, a project considered the Navy's top priority. At issue is how to replace the aging fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines, often referred to as "boomers," which play an increasingly important role in America's ability to deliver a nuclear punch. Replacing the Ohio-class fleet with new submarines has been deemed so important -- and so difficult to afford in tight fiscal times -- that Congress has proposed funding them outside t... more »

I am Jimmy Lai

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
Apple Daily publisher Jimmy Lai's home and office firebombed (Variety). The attacks occurred in the small hours of Monday morning local time, only hours after over a million people and 40 world leaders took to the streets of Paris in support of press freedom, democracy and unity. The French rallies were sparked by the execution of journalists and cartoonists last week at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Masked men threw a small incendiary device into Lai’s home in the exclusive Kadoorie Avenue area and simultaneously threw similar flares or petrol bombs into the offices of ... more »

Navy looks to private contractors for more submarine maintenance

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Virginia class SSN]The Navy could enlist private shipyards to help relieve a maintenance backlog for its attack submarines, which translates into a potential opportunity for Newport News Shipbuilding. Federal budget cuts have caused staffing shortages at U.S. shipyards, according to Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander of the Navy's submarine force, who spoke with the Associated Press. Submarine overhauls have gone from 19 months to 28 months. "That has a significant impact on the force," Connor said in an AP interview. Read more

The Geopolitics Of Rare Earths

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons *Adam Minter, Bloomberg:* *The Geopolitics of 17 Very Obscure Minerals* *WNU Editor*: Rare earths are critical minerals used in essentially everything. China has a dominant position on these minerals because they subsidize their extraction and production to a level that makes it uneconomical for any other country/company to compete against. Will China's monopoly continue .... probably .... but they are going to be paying dearly to have that "strategic privilege" .... and one that can only be used if they decide one day to use it in a political crisis... more »

Man-made Ligament Could Replace Ruptured ACLs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: An illustration depicting a ruptured ACL (Image: Shutterstock)] There are obviously many possible applications within the body. The solution appears to provide a natural structure that will be indistinguishable from a natural tendon. It also means that a lot of athletes will be able to take their careers safely to their forties. After all this is what inevitably fails because you cannot feel when you have gone way too far. Lose it a couple of times and repair becomes imperfect and the career is over. You need to be 100% One of sports unfortunate secrets is the level of ... more »

The Messy Minds of Creative People

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is a lot less messy than all that. The common error though is allowing emotions into the space. Throw all that out and it is merely a two step process. The first step is to investigate the problem. This allows resources to be brought to bear that may or may not contribute. What does happen is that you perfect your understanding of the problem itself. It then nothing suggests itself, put the problem aside for a day or so or even way more. Taking it up again, often a clear path opens up. If not repeat as often as the problem interests you. Critical unsolvable... more »

Can Winter De-Icers Go Completely Green?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Road salt is an awful solution except we have been at a total loss regarding any viable alternative. Worse, it produces massive costs in damage to vehicles that is also generally ignored. All this so far hasw only been an argument for minimizing applications. We do not have a replacement that is not just as problematic. Maybe we need to have a huge prize for a successful alternative. At least that will push methods forward to early testing stages. I look at the ongoing history of oil spill cleanup and know many tries including some now after decades that hav... more »

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: (Photo: Carsten ten Brink)] The shoe really has not dropped yet. Fifty dollar oil is massively damaging to the hedge fund crowd and add in that only oil provided a deep enough market to absorb all that leverage in the first place. Every bet in copper or gold can be matched ten fold in the oil market. Thus outside of financial instruments the next tier remains the oil business. It is almost like ten to one and down to another ten to one when you get to commodities. Thus derivative trading needs to be mostly in financial securities and scantly in anything else. Excep... more »

'Not safe': French Jews mull Israel emigration per BBC News whose Kevin Connolly can't bring himself to say certain words

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This BBC report on why so many French Jews are leaving France and moving to Israel, manages to avoid the words Islamist, Muslim, and antisemitism. Even the Islamist terrorists who attacked the Jewish supermarket in Paris are just described as gunmen. The BBC's ability to ignore facts in order to support their chosen narrative on a story never ceases to shock me, although I am no longer surprised by it. Jews are fleeing France because they don't feel safe in a country where massive Muslim immigration has turned the low level atmosphere of anti Semitism, that has long existed in Fra... more »

What a coincidence. Ko's parents under investigation for tax evasion

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
*The view from the Miaoli 51-1.* New Mayor Ko Wen-je of Taipei is making a splash. Not only did he stir up discussion in China with his simple ways, some of the local citizens are asking why their mayors can't be more like Ko. Very refreshing. I'm sure it is just a coincidence that since he beat the KMT in the election the tax office is investigating his parents. Yes, surely the KMT would never use the governmental apparatus to punish the opposition. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je expressed dismay Monday that Taiwan's tax bureau is going after his parents for possible tax evasion because o... more »

Doing your duty

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
I heard this item on the BBC World Service early this morning. It’s here, quite prominently promoted on the BBC News website. Kevin Connolly has interviewed some French Jews about why they’ve decided to move to Israel. Nothing very revelatory here. No mention of who or what is behind the antisemitism that has made French Jews feel so uneasy that they’ve made a life-changing decision to move away from the country of their birth, their language, their culture, to somewhere they feel less ‘other’. I can’t say safer, of course because no-one in Israel has the luxury of feeling ‘safe.’... more »

Report: Russia's Spy Agency Tried To Recruit NSA Leaker Edward Snowden

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Edward Snowden. © RIA Novosti *Daily Mail/AP:* *Russian spy agency 'sought to recruit NSA leaker Edward Snowden'* * The Russian intelligence security service supposedly approached Snowden while he was stuck in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport for six weeks in 2013 * At the time, Snowden was unable to enter Russia or fly elsewhere * His passport had been canceled by U.S. authorities seeking to arrest him for leaking secret documents * WikiLeaks has said Harrison 'wants to reiterate that she simply said that we confirm that [Snowden] was approached by the Russian Sec... more »

Aliyah Rose: All French Jews Have Considered Moving to Israel, says Goldberg

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 22 hours ago
Jeffrey Goldberg on The Charlie Rose Show, January 12, 2015. Speaking tonight to Charlie Rose about recent events in Paris, Jeffrey Goldberg said that "there is already tension between the Israeli government and the French government" over the issue of Jewish emigration. During their conversation, Rose brought up comments made Sunday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a

Russian Car Magazine Accidentally Publishes A Photo Of Top Secret Russian Sub

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Business Insider:** 'Top Gear' Russia Accidentally Published An Image Of A Classified Submarine* *Update*: Top Secret Russian Sub Snapped -- Sputnik *WNU Editor:* I can see it now. A photographer and his team taking a photo-shoot of a Mercedes-Benz GL 450 on an off road right by the White Sea (*the White Sea* is essentially a huge body of water that is "almost" closed off to the rest of the world and is known to be a test area for Russian subs and naval vessels).... and what they see is a sub passing by and (for a photographer) a perfect moment to take... more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Blue World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
The Moody Blues, “Blue World” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBK3fXWnH50

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