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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

14 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

10:20pm MST

Molly's Kitchen Sink Writing Problem

mollymew at Molly'sBlog - 1 minute ago
*MOTOR MOUTH OF THE PEN:* Well it's back to blogging, and my old problem remains - motor mouth of the pen. I've always had a tendency to 'kitchen sink' anything I write. The old 'and another thing and another thing and another thing' habits refuse to die. I've begun to write reviews of books that I've been reading. Production, however, is miniscule. I've had a review of 'Pierre-Joseph Proudhon', one of George Woodcock's many biographies on the burner for some days now, but it's a dish that keeps cooking but never seems to be done. It's been decades since I first read the book,... more »

Hebbadabbado?  (Satisfied Stratum of Centrist Commentators — People Well Pleased with Obama’s Record and Slapping Down Liberals Who Fault Obama’s Leadership)  It’s Not Just Fox News:  How Liberal Apologists Torpedoed Change/Made Democrats Safe for Wall Street

Yabbadabbahebdo? The words defending offensive speech and those defending the offensed are flying around the internets. There are even some excellent arguments to be found among them. Here are my picks. Charlie Hebdo Paul Craig RobertsJanuary 13, 2015 The Charlie Hebdo affair has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation. The attack on the cartoonists’ office was a

Should U.S. President Obama Replace His National Security Team?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 minutes ago
Pete Souza/White House *Leslie Gelb, Daily Beast:* *This Is Obama’s Last Foreign Policy Chance* *The failure of Obama or Biden to show up in Paris made clear that most of the president’s team can’t be trusted to conduct U.S national security policy and must be replaced—at once.* *WNU Editor*: Leslie Gelb has been working and writing on Washington politics and foreign policy/national security for the past few decades .... but after reading his above commentary .... I have to wonder what has he been doing during the Obama Presidency. His call for President Obama to replace his staff... more »

Je Suis No Tears For The Creatures Of The Night

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 minutes ago
-by Melody Siegler One of my long time best friends, Bob Filbey, sent me a cartoon he had just done. My "career" has just made new headway. Every editorial cartoon I've ever done has been submitted for free to our 3 local publications (in Humbolt County). None were ever published locally. Because of the Comic Show at the Sewell Gallery on display this month in Eureka and the execution of several cartoonists in France, the North Coast Journal requested I do a comic about the event, so apparently I will finally be published locally in that rag this week! I presume there is no ... more »

Neo-Slavery Makes Comeback

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 50 minutes ago
For-profit prisons have created a “neo-slavery” in the US, according to award-winning journalist Chris Hedges. Inmates work eight hours per day for major corporations such as Chevron, Motorola, Nordstrom’s and Target, yet only have the possibility of making up $1.25 an hour. In addition, companies that provide services like phone calls overcharge prisoners on even the most basic services, making hundreds of millions in profits annually. RT’s Ben Swann speaks to Hedges, who explains how this shadowy system came into existence.

Russia shuts off gas valve to Europe

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 hour ago
*Russia -- not so comfortable in Europe anymore* Russia, claiming that Ukraine has been up to its historical nasty habit (yet again) of siphoning off Russia's gas as it travels through the Ukraine part of the pipeline towards Europe, has shut off the gas valve....thus denying several European countries their gas. Russia is saying that its gas will be diverted to Turkey instead.*** If Europeans want any of it, they will need to build their own pipeline to Turkey to get it. Late last year, Russia announced that it was no longer planning to build another pipeline (South Stream) to E... more »

U.S. Supports U.N. And Russian Peace Efforts On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) listens to U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura during their meeting in Geneva, Jan. 14, 2015. *Voice of America*: *Kerry Expresses Support for UN, Russian Syria Peace Efforts * *WNU Editor:* This is an acknowledgement that the U.S. has no influence in shaping the direction that Syria should take. This should not surprise anyone .... the country is now divided between the Assad regime and the various hard-core Sunni-Extremist groups like the Islamic State/al-Nusra/etc. .... and both sides have no interest in dealing with the U.S..... more »

"Fearless Crusader" to Give Speech at "Working Strategy" Session to Build Support for AFT/NEA Testing Lite

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
With all the buzz now about a new NCLB to replace the old one, the NPE, neoliberal anti-reformy groups, and the corporate unions they support have carved out their position on high stakes testing: there should be none of it, except, of course, for once in elementary school, middle school, and high school. That's all. Promise. Otherwise, there should no standardized testing at all, except for annual testing to give parents and teachers information that shouldn't count for anything else. That's all. Just that. Ravitch and her NPE duds are so excited that they are hosting an acti... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Burden Of Thinking”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Burden Of Thinking”* by Chet Raymo “Let me speak for gray. Not black or white. Good or evil. Truth or falsity. Yes or no. Let me speak for maybe. Sort of. More or less. I think so. I am reluctant to speak for gray for fear of being considered wishy-washy. Indecisive. Unprincipled. But lately it seems as if we are surrounded on every side by zealots, and it's not a pretty sight. We are surrounded by people who are so certain of their Truth that they are willing to strap bombs to their chests and walk into crowded pizza parlors. Or fly airplanes into towers. Or bomb abortion c... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived.” - Bertrand Russell

The Poet: gk thomas, “Wretched of the Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Wretched of the Earth”* By gk thomas “Poor kids, wretched of the earth, why should we feed you? Why shouldn't we empty our sea of bullets into your swollen bellies or poison you with toxic chemicals or depleted uranium? Why should we care, we who are living well? Where is it written in stone that you deserve better? Or that we are not animals subject to the law of nature: kill or be killed? You suspect us of being cruel, but we are kind. Our god tells us so. It is yours that lies. So you cry at night, shivering in the cold or sell yourselves for a slice of bread. What is that to thos... more »

"Being Proud of Who You Are"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Being Proud of Who You Are" by Dr. Kevin Ross Emery "We have been told that pride goeth before the fall and that pride is not just a sin, but one of the seven deadly sins. Of course we also have the idea that we should take pride in our work, be proud of our country, our loved ones, and our accomplishments. But no matter how hard I looked, I could not find a definitive list of the prides I should or should not have, and which prides I can justifiably have as a patriot without landing in the depths of hell for eternity. Though I did get the impression that I could be proud of the ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“The Extractive Elites”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Extractive Elites”* By Ron Unz “The central theme of "Why Nations Fail" is that political institutions and the behavior of ruling elites largely determine the economic success or failure of countries. If most Americans have experienced virtually no economic gains for decades, perhaps we should cast our gaze at these factors in our own society. When parasitic elites govern a society along “extractive” lines, a central feature is the massive upward flow of extracted wealth, regardless of any contrary laws or regulations. Certainly America has experienced an enormous growth of o... more »

"'NY Times' Columnist Laments the Woes of Rich Kids"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"'NY Times' Columnist Laments the Woes of Rich Kids"* In another column, Ron Lieber tells readers how to avoid living near black people. By Daily Kos Staff "Are you sick and tired of the poors getting all the attention and sympathy? Are you afraid that you might end up living near scary, thuggish brown people? Then don't miss New York Times columnist Ron Lieber's work! Let's start with the travails of those woe-begotten rich people and their kids, using the murder case of Thomas Gilbert, the 30-year-old trust-fund baby and Princeton grad who murdered his father when his father cut... more »

Despite Repeated U.S. Air Strikes, The Islamic State Is Winning The War In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 18, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach *Tim Mak and Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast*: *Exclusive: ISIS Gaining Ground in Syria, Despite U.S. Strikes* *American jets are pounding Syria. But ISIS is taking key terrain—and putting more and more people under its black banners.* *Update:* Months of Airstrikes Fail to Slow Islamic State in Syria -- WSJ *WNU Editor: *If the Islamic State is ... more »

Further – The Oft Neglected Path

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - How many times have we been faced with the decision to move on to the next level of commitment to truth? The post Further – The Oft Neglected Path appeared first on Waking Times.

The Origins Of Mankind and Evolution’s ‘Missing Link’

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Jeff Roberts* - Today there exists many alternative theories that aim to explain mankind’s speedy evolution. The post The Origins Of Mankind and Evolution’s ‘Missing Link’ appeared first on Waking Times.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 15th January)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
Lloyds braced for rage over boss' windfall: Horta-Osorio's £7m pay 'sticks in the throat' The Portuguese chief executive is set to receive the shares bonanza in the coming weeks, placing the state-backed lender under intense scrutiny ahead of the General Election. Last night campaigners said the huge award would ‘stick in the throat’ for ordinary taxpayers while Labour reiterated its pledge

TV Watch: "Better Call Saul" is almost here. (Patience, people! It's just a few more weeks.) Now how 'bout "The Rise of Gus"?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"Money is not 'beside the point.' Money is the point."* *-- Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), aka Saul Goodman,in AMC's Better Call Saul* *by Ken* Thanks for clarifying that, Saul . . . er, Jimmy. Note that as we edge closer to the two-night premiere of *Better Call Saul*, February 8 and 9, AMC has released this "extended trailer." Which still leaves the matter of a second possible Breaking Bad prequel that has been discussed, The Rise of Gus. While rummaging around online, I found this interview with Giancarlo Esposito which was posted in May 2014. You've probably seen it, but I had... more »

U.S. Secret Service Shake-Up

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *4 top Secret Service executives told to leave their posts in agency shake-up* *WNU Editor*: This sentence from the Washington Post sums it up .... *The departures would gut much of the Secret Service’s upper management.* Yup .... if the top managers are being canned .... they are cleaning house. *More News On The U.S. Secret Service Management Shake-Up* U.S. Secret Service dumping senior officials after security lapses -- Reuters Secret Service Shakeup Purges Senior Management After High Profile Missteps -- Slate Four Secret Service Officials Ousted From Top Jo... more »

DAHBOO77: Ukraine President Quietly Meets George Soros + Russia to Block All Gas to Europe Via Ukraine!

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*God help the people of Ukraine.* *Title: Ukraine President Quietly Meets George Soros, Signs Decree On New Wave of Mobilization! Source: DAHBOO77. Date Published: January 13, 2015. Description:* President Poroshenko has expressed gratitude to George Soros for his support of Ukraine, particularly for urging the international society to increase the level of support to Ukraine. *Title: Here We Go! Russia to Block All Gas to Europe Via Ukraine! Date Published: January 14, 2015. Description: * Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine will be stopped. This was announced by the hea... more »

Hard News Updates ( January 9 , 2014 ) - Latest breaking news regarding Charlie Hebdo Manhunt as third day begins ,without success ...... China preparing to buy Latin America - starting with low oil price financial weaklings first ........Ukraine also looking to China as Russian market has withered away......French websites hacked by ISIS - coming after Al Qaeda of Arabian Peninsula alleged to be involved in Charlie Hebdo terror attack ...... Financial data / reports from China and Europe for consideration....... Friday Job Reports looms - Outlook ahead of the report from Goldman....... Oil related items of note..... Update regarding Bitstamp loss of bitcoin - confirmed theft of 5 million worth of bitcoin , site still offline.

Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Breaking News ..... *RT* ‏@RT_com 8m 8 minutes ago URGENT: Al-Qaeda in #Yemen warns #US, #UK, #France of more ‘backfire’ at home - reports http://on.rt.com/i71xze [image: Embedded image permalink] Haidar Sumeri retweeted *Chris Woods* ‏@chrisjwoods 6h 6 hours ago After 22 weeks & 1,706 US and allied airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the latest who-what-where https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gs wM0MC1_tBDnLWQWUy3DQSGYHdshxAh2mlj4Cw3K-4/edit?usp=sharing … [image: Embedded image permalink] zerohedge retweeted *Sky News Newsdesk* ‏@SkyNewsBreak 17m 17 minutes ago ... more »

Plot To Bomb The U.S. Capital Uncovered

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Ohio man arrested in alleged plot to attack Capitol* *WNU Editor:* This makes you wonder how many of these plots are out there .... after-all .... the U.S. is not immune to the fact that there are crazy and angry people in the world who would not be bothered if they bring death and suffering to others. *More News On The Plot To Bomb The U.S. Capital* Ohio Man Held in Inquiry on Plan to Attack Capitol -- NYT Ohio man arrested in Islamic State-inspired plot to bomb Capitol, FBI says -- L.A. Times Ohio Man Charged With Plotting ISIS-Inspired Attack on U.S. Capitol ... more »

PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Great Synagogue of Paris

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 4 hours ago
As France reacts, Israel steps up as well. This may well be the beginning of the end of appeasement of Islam. Think about it. Non Islamic leaders have mostly apologized and apologized while Islamic leaders have again and again offered silence, or soft words and no meaningful action against so called radical Islam that challenges the cancer itself. Again we see direct attacks against the institutions of the European enlightenment. Again we have a counter attack through martial means. What is needed is a counter attack through re education by way of christian ethics aime... more »

Mushrooms and Onions Contain Immune-Enhancing Polysaccharides and Phytonutrients

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 4 hours ago
[image: mushrooms] This item lists the biochemical advantages of mushrooms. They are also an excellent source of vitamin D as well. The take home is to include them in your diet as a regular add on. I find the Chinese do an excellent job of folding mushrooms into their cuisine. We all likely need to locate superior ways to deliver mushrooms to our plate. The wild mushroom trade needs to be formally recognized and branded by individual picker even. That way the buyer can trust the source of the wild mushrooms. That gets by their own lack of self trust. Once that happens wo... more »

Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus With Nobelist Mairead Maguire

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 4 hours ago
For every single person teaching the doctrine of non violence we have a hundred calling for violence in a hundred subtle ways. Yet as is blindingly clear, violence must not be a choice except briefly in self defense. This leads me to my curious doctrine of confrontation. It is sufficient to train up to be the best possible combatant you can be but then to confront those who would do violence. The opponent must always be forced to make the first move in the face of superior force or back down in humiliation. Thus lovers of violence consistently learn humiliation and defe... more »

Scientists Zero in on How Lung Cancer Spreads

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 4 hours ago
What amazes me is that we did not observe this a long time ago. Lack of connectivity is apparent in all cancers generally as well. That is why they look different in the first place. They all lose something and it applies to structure and thus connectivity. This will obviously assist in developing treatments. So in its own way it is more good news on the cancer front. Restoring this function may actually surprise us. Is it possible that we are dealing with a biological efficiency? That would certainly explain the observed disease profile. I suspect that we are dealing wit... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Satire: "Citing Security Concerns, Boehner to Do All Drinking at Work"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Citing Security Concerns, * *Boehner to Do All Drinking at Work"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "Citing what he called “security concerns,” House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday that he would do all of his drinking at the office for the foreseeable future. Boehner said that he may have to stay at work later in order to get his drinking done, but added, “I’m doing it for the American people. They need to know that their Speaker is safe.” Calling the move “a temporary security measure taken out of an abundance of caution,” the Ohio Republican said that hi... more »

Je Suis Charlie

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 14, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Nick Paton Walsh, CNN*: *Analysis: Attack claim shows al Qaeda desperate not to be eclipsed by ISIS* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 14, 2015* How did Yemen become the perfect home to al Qaeda training camps? -- Clive Jones, Reuters The wrong response to Charlie Hebdo -- David Ignatius, Washington Post Nuclear talks resume with warnings to Congress over Iran sanctions -- Michael Wilner, Jerusalem Post Sri Lanka’s Election Miracle -- Randy Boyagoda, NYT 2015 Predictions for East Asia -- Robert Kelley, The Diplomat Rural India slowdown threatens Modi's promise ... more »

Raza Studies at the 9th Circuit

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 5 hours ago
Just finished listening to the arguments before the 9th Circuit re Raza Studies.. it is surreal that a program/discipline could be on trial... more on this shortly: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view.php?pk_id=0000013827

"Why Governments Love Terrorist 'Wars'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"*Why Governments Love Terrorist 'Wars'”* by Bill Bonner *"Through a Glass, Darkly: *Tomorrow, we’ll start a new series on practical investing. Today, let’s look further at how the global credit bubble has distorted investment markets, perverted the economy and corrupted our government. They all now depend on something that should never have happened… and can’t continue for much longer. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t squint through a glass, darkly, to try to see what the end of the credit expansion will mean for stocks, bonds and other asset classes. Today, we look at what it ... more »

World News Briefs -- January 14, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC:* *Charlie Hebdo attack: Print run for new issue expanded* *FOX News:* *'Survivors' issue' of Charlie Hebdo sells out in minutes amid backlash from Muslim leaders* *BBC:* *Charlie Hebdo attack: Rush to buy new 'survivors' issue'* *Reuters:* *Charlie Hebdo 'All is Forgiven' edition sells out in minutes* *BBC:* *Charlie Hebdo: Muslim media anger at new cartoon* *MIDDLE EAST* Anger, calls for calm in* Middle East over new Charlie cartoons*. Iran condemns 'provocative' *new Charlie Hebdo cartoon*. Iran's Zarif suggests Charlie Hebdo* makes dialogue harder*. Assad: Syria sympath... more »

US pledges 2 BILLION dollars to Ukraine- Yes, that is 2 BILLION dollars

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
And Ukraine is never going to pay this back. Leaving Americans on the hook. Arseniy Yatsenyuk is using the word "grant" regarding this 2 BILLION dollars. Is he misleading the Ukrainian people? A grant is different then a loan. I'm not sure what is being alluded to, but, 2 Billion dollars could be better spent in America Yats the technocrat Bankers rule, while people suffer. Time to rid ourselves of banker bondage! The Government of the United States of America has decided to grant Ukraine a USD 2 billion of loan assistance, according to the model of May 2014. Prime Minister of Ukra... more »

Religion v Free Speech

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Ever wondered why religionists from Anjem Choudary to Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam to the Pope to the UN representative for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) maintain there are “limits” to free speech protecting their own particular brand of obnoxiousness? It’s because the tenets of religion are incompatible with the right to free speech. Faith and force are corollaries,” wrote Ayn Rand. The claim to a non-sensory, non-rational means of knowledge is the rejection of reason. “When men reject reason, they have no means left for dealing with one another—except brute, physical... more »

Jan. 14: :let's relax a bit. Let's start with the comics....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 6 hours ago
My, the comics page in the Irving press is terrible. But that, at least, is not the fault of the Irving press. Even the Blondie strip, nearing a century old, is repetitive and boring. It wasn't always that way. Back about 1920, Blondie was an air-headed flapper, and Dagwood her besotted suitor Mr. Dithers was Blondie's father. And it was all about the dizzy and dizzying years post world war 1. Then there was Krazy Kat, a brilliant strip with just a few characters and a really repetitive plot. Kat is in love with mouse. Mouse likes to throw rocks at Kat. A dog who is a policeman prot... more »

Paris, où est la liberté d'expression?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
* Comedian Dieudonne arrested? Where is the that much ballyhooed Free Speech?* *Instead we have more state sponsored/approved bullying!* *Charlie Hebdo: A bullying bully celebrated?* *The debate over freedom of speech in France* also intensified at the same time *following a decision by authorities to take into custody a controversial comedian, Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, for a Facebook* post *seemingly* sympathetic to one of the Islamist gunmen in last week’s attacks. *The comedian was charged with “glorifying a terrorist act.” (Did they just make that one up?)* It's amazing to me t... more »

Saanich council fumbles the computer surveillance issue

paul at Paying attention - 6 hours ago
Saanich council is doing a lousy job of dealing with the suburb´s bizarre political problems. Mayor Richard Atwell complained to Saanich police on Dec. 15 that spyware had been installed on his office computer without his knowledge. Police investigated and, apparently, decided to hire former B.C. police complaints commissioner Dirk Ryneveld for advice. They concluded no Criminal Code offence had been committed, and reported to council behind closed doors on Monday. Council released a statement Tuesday. But it was a lame effort. Weasel words and lack of clarity are warning signs in thi...more »

What ‘The West’ refers to …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
From Dr Michael Hurd’s article ‘What the Terrorist War Against “the West” Really Means’: The “West” does not refer primarily to a geographic region, and it’s obviously not limited to the United States. The “West” refers to a set of ideas embodied in countries like the United States and France, almost always subconsciously in the minds of most people. It refers to a set of attitudes, beliefs and convictions that most people don’t even realize they possess, at least until something like this happens. It’s rooted in the pro-reason (and implicitly pro-freedom) ideas of Aristotle, obje... more »

The right time

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
"That perhaps is a debate for another time", says Kevin Connolly, after finding out that one of his interviewees blames *the media,* at least in part, for the current atmosphere, and argues that it has *tended to demonise Israel *in recent years in the wake of events ranging from the first Gulf war to the first and second Intifadas. “It's only fair to point that out” says Kev, before moving on. When is this ‘other time?’ Will it be quite soon? It seems the media is only interested in the blasphemy and freedom of speech questions. For example: Today, about 8:08 am. Sima Kotecha went ... more »

Too Many Opinions?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
What does it mean to be opinionated? Is it possible to have too many opinions? As the chorizo soup dripped from my spoon last night - special offer on "posh" Tesco brand - Paris Lees dumped her take on the *Charlie Hebdo* massacre on Twitter in a series of tweets (first here). Or rather her take on the takes on *Charlie*; that our opinion formers were putting their views out for the sake of putting their views out. As she puts it, "old guard commentariat the worst offenders; privileged middle class people who think they've got the answers to every complex global issue." Mind you, t... more »

A Look At The Humanitarian Crisis On The Frontline In The Ukraine Conflict

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Life on the frontline of the Ukraine conflict*uardian: *More than half a million people have been displaced by fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatists. Residents of Donetsk and Luhansk tell RFE/RL what life is like for those left behind* *Update: * Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine (AP) *WNU Editor:* The above video is a documentary on the humanitarian crisis in Donbass. There is no snow on the ground .... so it was probably done a month or two ago. Bottom line .... the situation now is far worse .... winter has f... more »

GOP Extremists Take Another Step To Split From Conservatives

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The bastion of right-wing extremism-- and some kind of sick notion of ideological "purity-- in Congress has been the Republican Study Group. That's ending. The RSG was founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich and other right-wing paranoids to keep an eye on GOP House leaders they feared would sell out to a more mainstream perspective. Although Newt Gingrich abolished it in 1995 when he became top dawg, Indiana sociopath Dan Burton started it right up again as the Conservative Action Team. When sex predator John Shadegg became chairman-- bonking another congressman's wife in their bedroom a... more »

The Curse of Oak Island - An Expanded History Part II

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
(Blogger's Note: Early postings about this follow. The entire article is more than 12,000 words and should contain a good history of Oak Island.) *A New Company is Formed* Records show that Pitbladdo and a man identified as Charles D. Archibald, on August 1, 1849, applied to the lieutenant general of the province for a license to dig for treasure on Oak Island. They received the permission but it was limited to unoccupied and ungranted lands. They then tried to buy all the land on Oak Island owned by John Smith. That is, they tried to buy site of the Money Pit after Pitbladdo had f... more »

The Charlie Hebdo Mossad False Flag Attack: This Single Video Shows Proof Positive It Was A Hoax!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I have been busy the last few days catching up on matters I missed while having the Flu over the weekend... But I have been keeping up with all the news coming out fast and furiously that exposes the "Charlie Hebdo" shooting as indeed being a massive hoax.... I came across this one video that shows clear evidence that the shooting is indeed a staged event... I know that many have already seen this one and I might be a bit late in getting this one to this site, but I want to present it right here for those who have not had the luxury of seeing it for themselves or are still stuck in ... more »

Plug types

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Well, I think after all of that, something a little lighter is required. What better than a map of the various plug types favoured around the world?

If you think the BBC is bad...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Good Lord, this is almost unbelievable!... It comes from a Sky News interview today with *Charlie Hebdo *journalist Caroline Fourest. Sky News is obviously *not *Charlie. Shame on them!

Fighting In Ukraine Is Escalating

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Channel News Asia/AFP*: *Rebels launch Ukraine offensive after bus shelling* *WNU Editor:* The focus of the world media is on the bombing and on the politics .... but it is the average person who suffers the most .... specifically the young and elderly .... *Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine* (AP). The above video is a brief summary on the conflict in Ukraine. *More News On The Ukraine Crisis* Shelling Continues in Donetsk, Ukraine -- Sputnik Donetsk-Mariupol road closed again -- Interfax Ukraine Poroshenko guarantees conscripts won't be sent to flashpoin... more »

Why Nigeria Cannot Defeat Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Chris Stein, Al Jazeera:* *Why Nigeria’s military is losing the battle against Boko Haram* *Analysis: Poor equipment, leadership and tactics hamper Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram* *WNU Editor:* The war against Boko Haram has been ongoing for almost 5 years .... and Boko Haram keeps on growing. There is an obvious need for a new strategy .... but the politicians who run Nigeria are gearing up for elections, and that is their priority right now. But even when the elections are over .... I doubt that there is any serious political will in Lagos to reform the military and to dev... more »

Antisemitism in the UK

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Whenever 'Tell Mama', the controversial project purporting to measure anti-Muslim attacks, issues a report it seems to receive automatic, extensive, uncritical coverage from the BBC. There will be interviews/reports on the BBC current affairs programmes and articles on the BBC News website discussing its findings. Alan at *Biased BBC* notes, however, that a new survey by the Campaign Against Antisemitism into anti-Antisemitism in the UK - which he saw reported by the *Daily Telegraph - *has *not* been reported by the BBC News website, despite the involvement of YouGov in some of i... more »

"Fuck the Banks"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 8 hours ago
Extreme Graphic Language Warning..... but fuckin hysterical and not untrue!! love d

Feliç dia del amor i l'amistat - Et desitjo un excel·lent dia del amor

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 8 hours ago
Et desitjo un excel·lent dia del amor. Feliç dia del amor i l'amistat. Imatges d'amor amb missatges en Català per veure gaudir i compartir. *También puede usted ver; 28 imágenes de parejas enamoradas (Día del Amor)

Differences Between Cannabis Sativa v. Indica Explained

Waking Times at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Infographic - *What are the differences when it comes to plant structure, odor, effects and origins when comparing cannabis sativa to indica? The post Differences Between Cannabis Sativa v. Indica Explained appeared first on Waking Times.

Those Who Cannot Remember the Past

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
* The past is never dead; it's not even past.*--Wm. Faulkner Yesterday Diane Ravitch gave space for Peter Greene and Catherine Gewertz to have their say on Common Core proficiency targets, which have been arbitrarily adjusted to match the impossibly high proficiency targets of NAEP. I am wondering why Ravitch, instead of remaining mum on her intricate knowledge of the history of cut scores for big testing, does not explain it for us, as she began to do in a review of Waiting for Superman in 2010: I served as a member of the governing board for the national tests for seven years, ... more »

What do we truly control?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*my recent thinking on this is - not much.* Everyday we are assaulted through news sources, both mainstream and alternative, about all the goings on in the world. I would contend that close to 100% of what is going on is stuff we have absolutely no control over. And yet many of us (you may call me guilty) spend untold hours perusing all these sources as though our lives depended on knowing everything, down to and including what our favorite entertainers had for breakfast. If the news is leaving you feeling out of control, it may be time to cut back on what you suck into your hea... more »

Dineh 'The Good Women Walkers'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Béésh Diłhił Journey for our Existence Today's Censored News photos from Dineh Walkers against Fracking, now in Counsellors, N.M., on Navajo Nation with snow! Top Photo: "Here's to good women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them." photo by: Makai Lewis

8 000 scientific papers link refined white sugar to chronic disease

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
8 000 scientific papers link refined white sugar to chronic disease Posted by The Watcher on January 14, 2015 in categories Editors' picks, Health, Research [image: 8 000 scientific papers link refined white sugar to chronic disease] Source: http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2015/01/14/8-000-scientific-papers-link-refined-white-sugar-to-chronic-disease/ *One of the worst things you can do to your body is feed it sugar - not necessarily natural sugar like the kind found in fruit, but refined sugar. A team of scientists from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) rece... more »

Christine Prat 'France: The January 11th Farce'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
FRANCE: THE 11th JANUARY FARCE By Christine Prat Censored News English, French and Italian The worst of the corporate media claim that “demonstrations” took place all over France this Sunday, January 11th 2015. To call that “demonstrations” is an oxymoron: people demonstrate when they have no other means to be heard. In this case, there were rallies, ordered and organized by

Dan and Christy Foster : METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
John Clay, whose unique musical vision reflected a vicious honesty tempered only by his darkly innocent sense of humor, is dead at 74. By Dan and Christy Foster | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2015 AUSTIN — Austin lost its most … finish reading Dan and Christy Foster : *METRO* | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

Amnesty International: Satellite Images Show Nigerian Destruction

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
RT *AP: **Amnesty says satellite images show Nigerian destruction* *WNU Editor:* The Nigerian government and military are disputing claims that 2,000 were massacre in the past few weeks .... *Nigerian military dismisses reports that Boko Haram killed 2,000 *(Stars and Stripes/L.A. Times) .... but the problem with this claim is that the Nigerian army has been driven out of this region by Boko Haram .... and they are in no position to accurately claim anything. *More News On Boko Haram* Boko Haram massacre: ‘I walked through five villages and each one was empty except for dead bodi... more »

Je ne suis pas Sheeple

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Sheeple lined up in Paris to buy filthy bullying magazine* Browsing through my list of "Recommended Blogs" to the right this morning, I notice that a lot of fellow truth bloggers are summing up their thoughts on the *Charlie Hebdo False Flag*. These are my two cents. First of all this was a masthead false flag, probably perpetrated by the primary cell of the world wide cabal. It looks a lot like 9/11... as so many bloggers have pointed out...the "conveniently dropped ID"...the "suicided" investigator *(just like "al qaeda" investigator John O'Neill was suicided in the towers that... more »

Crystal Ball Time: How Will Keystone XL Play Out?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The easiest part of the equation is the House. On January 9, the House took up an especially ugly bill written by Oil and Gas industry lobbyists and passed it 266-153 with every single Republican plus 28, mostly bribed, Democrats rallying against life on planet earth on behalf of quick wealth for a few fat cat oil execs. No news there. Monday the Senate voted on cloture to end debate and move forward with a vote. That passed 63-32, 10 right-of-center Democrats plus Angus King voting with all the Republicans: *•* Michael Bennet (CO) *•* Tom Carper (DE) *•* Bob Casey (PA) *•* Joe D... more »

Al-Qaeda In Yemen Claims Responsibility For Charlie Hebdo Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Bloomberg Businessweek:* *Yemen’s Top Al-Qaeda Leader Claims Responsibility for Attack on Paris Magazine* *More News On Al-Qaeda In Yemen Claiming Responsibility For Charlie Hebdo Attacks* Al Qaeda claims French attack, derides Paris rally -- Reuters Yemen's al-Qaida claims Paris attack, vows more violence -- AP Al Qaeda in Yemen Claims Responsibility for Charlie Hebdo Attack -- WSJ Al-Qaeda Yemen says it was behind 'Charlie Hebdo' attacks -- USA Today Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for ‘vengeance’ attack on Paris newspaper -- Washington Post Al Qaeda in Yemen says it was b... more »

Whte House Refuses To Describe Paris Attacks As ’Radical Islamic Terrorism’ Because It Is 'Not Accurate'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *White House: Inaccurate to use phrase ‘radical Islam’ to talk about terrorists* -- Washington Times *Update:* White House Rejects 'Radical Islam' Label for Terrorists -- Weekly Standard *WNU Editor:* It is good to know that I am not the only one who is scratching his head .... *MSNBC Stunned By White House Refusal to Label Paris Attack as Islamic Extremism*

Kiss My Grits

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
"Is our children learning?" That was the question asked by C-student and President George W. Bush before he seamlessly morphed into a lucrative but still-unexamined private life of self-portraiture and ghostwritten memoirs. That was the wrong question. For what we should be asking is not *if* our children is learning, but *WTF* *is* *our children learning*? You might be surprised. Or not. If our children is learning in a charter school, mainly operated for the profit of the ruling class whom the children are expected to eventually serve, the first challenge for the elites is to cha... more »

"Terrorist attacks" in France designed to perpetuate "Global War on Terror"

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 11 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time exploiting the recent alleged "terrorist attacks" in Paris in order to perpetuate *the Jewish concocted "Global War on Terror" paradigm* of international relations, which has been officially institutionalized in the West following the events of 9/11. While visiting the Parisian kosher supermarket purportedly attacked by "radical Islamic terrorists" last week, Netanyahu demanded European leaders support and participate in the "Global War on Terror," a truly Orwellian concept if there ever was one. *The Times of Israel* reports:... more »

White House And U.S. Congress Working On A Formal Islamic State Force Resolution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a bipartisan meeting of Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, January 13, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing *Bloomberg:* *Obama to Offer Proposal for War on Islamic State, Senators Say* *WNU Editor*: You would think that such a resolution would be resolved very quickly .... but Washington clearly works at its own pace. *More News On The White House And The U.S. Congress Working On A Formal Islamic State Force Resolution* Obama pledges to work on use of force order for Islamic State -- Reuters Senate ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 12 hours ago
*Will climate change give you worms? Study shows that parasites could become more common as temperature and sea levels rise* *What's this about it being warmer 9,600 years ago? Did they have SUVs and power stations then?* Parasitic flatworms that can cause liver and blood diseases in humans could become more common as global temperatures rise, according to a new study. Palaeobiologists at the University of Missouri have found evidence in ancient shellfish fossils from around 9,600 years ago of high levels of parasite infestations. These trematode flatworms spend part of their l... more »

How Much As Iran Helped Iraq In Its War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Scott Peterson, CSM:* *How much has Iran helped Iraq against Islamic State? The answer is political.* *Some Iraqi Shiite officials credit Iran with saving Baghdad from Islamic State forces, deriding US military support as ineffective or slow. But Sunnis say Iranian assistance comes at a high price.* *WNU Editor:* The Iranians are not doing this for free .... they are rushing in to make Iraq their satellite state, and their allies will be the Shiite community. Not surprising .... the rest of Iraq is *not happy with this "arrangement".* *Update: *Voices against this Iranian help ar... more »

Japan Approves Its Largest Defense Budget Since The Second World War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Japan Approves Record Defense Budget* *WNU Editor:* This just continues the trend of bigger defense budgets (see bottom graph). *More News On Japan Approving Its Largest Defense Budget Since The Second World War* Japan Cabinet OKs record military budget with eye on China -- AP Japan proposes record $42 bln military budget to counter China's rise -- Reuters Japan reveals record defence budget as tensions with China grow -- The Guardian With eye on China, Japan Cabinet approves record military budget -- Stars and Stripes Japan approves record 4.98 trillion ye... more »

WHO CARES ABOUT SCHOOLS: Who are these guys?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015Part 2—A look at the Post's reporters:* How poorly do our big newspapers cover our low-income schools? Consider the background of the people who wrote the Washington Post’s front-page report about one such school, a report which appeared this past Sunday. The report ran 1800 words; it featured a pair of graphics. As mentioned, it sat on Sunday morning’s front page, the most high-profile spot of the week. The report concerned a public elementary school in the Washington area—a school which serves a population which the Post describes as “largely poor an... more »

News from Amazon

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
Here are a few screen shots taken from Amazon today. To users of my favorite textbooks: Thank you! Have a great semester.

Israeli Report: Iran's Al Qods Brigades Commander In Chief Gen. Soleimani Injured In Iraq By Islamic State Suicide Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, poses with Kurdish fighters in Iraq in this undated photo. (photo by Twitter/@Mojtaba_Fathi) *Debka:* *Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Soleimani seriously injured in Iraq by ISIS suicide squad* *WNU Editor:* Aside from a few blogs and Debka, no one else is reporting this story. Iranian news agencies have also posted nothing. If true .... this is big news. Gen. Qassem Soleimani is regarded to be one of the most influential leaders in Iran, and it is his office that is overseeing support for the Assad regime in Syria, and the involvement of... more »

Mother’s Love – Short Film

WTStaff at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Video - *This heartwarming short film is dedicated to all mothers in the world. It is about a mother's love for her son - pure, unconditional and free of charge. The post Mother’s Love – Short Film appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- January 14, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC:* *Charlie Hebdo attack: Rush to buy new 'survivors' issue'* *Reuters:* *Charlie Hebdo 'All is Forgiven' edition sells out in minutes* *BBC:* *Charlie Hebdo: Muslim media anger at new cartoon* *MIDDLE EAST* Anger, calls for calm in* Middle East over new Charlie cartoons*. Iran condemns 'provocative' *new Charlie Hebdo cartoon*. Iran's Zarif suggests Charlie Hebdo* makes dialogue harder*. Assad: Syria sympathizes *with Paris attack victims*. Eighteen air strikes target *Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: U.S.*. Looming nuclear deadline* draws Kerry to Geneva for Iran meeting*. Ira... more »

Rainbow bright: New energy, New frequencies, New light

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
In the past year I have witnessed some of the most incredible rainbows ever. Don't get me wrong, I've seen more than my fair share of rainbows in the past 40(something) years. I use to live in Niagara Falls and saw spectacular rainbows over the falls regularly, but..... I have never experienced rainbows- classical rainbows, and rainbow cloud structures like I have seen in the past year or so. and last month we witnessed a WEEK of rainbows that defied description. I will post a few of the pictures we took below this article- and we are not nearly professional photographers soooo... more »

The Fault, Dear Voter, Lies Not in Our Stars, But in Our Democrats — Thomas Frank Adds His Voice

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* As regular readers know, I've been recommending a full-on effort to widen the breach now open in all three layers of the Democratic world — the broad voting layer at the base, the smaller activist and writer layer above that, and the narrow layer of office-holders, leaders and insiders at the top. My reasoning should be obvious; the 2014 elections showed that the voting layer — people who go to the polls, choose progressive policies, and don't choose Democratic candidates — know in increasing numbers that the party has largely abandoned them. Since in fact the p... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*NOPD: All hands on deck for 2015 Carnival ~Kim Holden, WVUE* *City Announces Schedule for Martin Luther King Commemorations ~NOLA DEFENDER* *Mayor Landrieu floats idea of selling Public Belt Railroad ~Jeff Adelson* *Port of Orleans completes heavy cargo lift ~New Orleans Advocate* *Gulf Seafood Institute Issues First Annual Report ~Ed Lallo* *MS pipeline fire burns out; leaves behind scorched patch of forest ~MS News Now* *Cabildo ~Geneology Roadshow, PBS* *What do the Who, Elton John have to do with New Orleans Jazz Fest? ~Todd Leopold, CNN *

Charlie Hebdo: A bullying bully celebrated?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
* I'm going to keep this post short, sweet and on point!* I’ve been thinking about this since the incident in Paris. So, here is my question. *How is it that Charlie Hebdo’s collection of disparaging **(to bring reproach or discredit upon; lower the estimation of)** cartoons is not being condemned as an intentional campaign **(**an organized course of action to achieve a particular goal)** created simply to achieve a goal , employing bullying tactics, against their intended targets? * I saw some of the cartoons on line. And of course today, I see news of people lining up by the t... more »

How to Win the War on Terror

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
If I'm wrong, correct me and I'll happily change my mind. But it seems to me that when it comes to the Great Bullshit War on Terror (GBWT), the Left (as it is with most things) is dismally unable to articulate a strategy to actually stop it. ("Stop Harper" anyone?) As "Sibyn" from "EnMasse" knows, I dare to be different! For instance, while most people are patting themselves on the back for their standing-up for freedom of expression in the wake of the killings of the *Charlie Hebdo* staff, I can only look on with nausea at the ignorance, hypocrisy and narcissism. You know, NO IF... more »

Leave the laptop in your dorm

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
I have long been skeptical about students using laptops in class to take notes. I had the sense that their brains were less engaged and that they were acting more like stenographers than students. But I was not entirely sure my hunch was right. According to research described in this article, it was.

The Formless Speaks

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Bernardo Kastrup* - When one finally, and precariously, succeeds in shutting out the story-telling perhaps for a brief moment, that is when one ‘jumps out of the system...' The post The Formless Speaks appeared first on Waking Times.

Greg Hunter, “Charles Nenner: Major War Exploding Soon”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Charles Nenner: Major War Exploding Soon”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Renowned analyst Charles Nenner says the biggest cycle he sees coming is the war cycle. Nenner says, “For the last couple of years, I have been saying, in the second decade of the new century, we will have a big war. Why, because there is a 100 year cycle. If you go back 100 years to the first world war in 1914 to 1918, that led to the second world war. That was actually one big war with peace in the middle. It you go back 100 years before that, you get Napoleon. If you put ‘big war’ in Google, you see a... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 14, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A computer screenshot shows the U.S. Central Command Twitter feed after it was apparently hacked by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizers January 12, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Staff *Reuters:* *In Twitter hack, Pentagon learns perils of social media exposure* *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 14, 2015* Islamic State launches social media campaign to unleash ‘city wolves’ -- Washington Times Pentagon Labels YouTube/Twitter Hacking 'Cyber Vandalism' -- Weekly Standard Centcom hack: Military tightens password security -- FOX News Iran Building Missile Sites i... more »

Libertarian Party Calls for Release of Ross Ulbricht, Says Gov't Are The Real Perps in Silk Road Case

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Ross Ulbricht is an Eagle Scout with no criminal record By Nicholas J. Sarwark The Libertarian Party calls for dismissal of the unfounded criminal charges against alleged Silk Road founder and operator Ross Ulbricht, whose trial is set to begin tomorrow, and for the resignation of the New York prosecutors who trumped up charges against an innocent man. Silk Road is a website that allows its users to maintain their privacy while trading goods and services by using Tor, an open network that protects anonymity, and the digital currency Bitcoin for payment. Because the site is alle... more »

Just How Much Pesticide are You Eating Everyday?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - If then, more than 80% of the ‘staple’ crops in the US are planted with GM varieties of corn, soy, and cotton, then we can assume that we are all eating a big heaping helping of those herbicides and pesticides, right? The post Just How Much Pesticide are You Eating Everyday? appeared first on Waking Times.

Why Are Cell Phone Towers Going Up on Public Schools All over the Country?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton* - Why is there such a concerted, nationwide push to place these dangerous towers right next to our growing children in the very buildings they spend all their time in during the week? The post Why Are Cell Phone Towers Going Up on Public Schools All over the Country? appeared first on Waking Times.

The Other Path

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.forgetthebox.net/ Like a Puritan obsessed with sin, Stephen Harper is obsessed with austerity. He is not alone in his obsession. Most of Europe's leaders share it. And their obsession has led *The Financial Times'* Martin Wolfe to write that their economies suffer from "chronic demand deficiency syndrome." The OECD has also been trying to get those who mistake economics for theology to see the folly of their moralistic crusade. Not all countries take a moralistic approach to economics. Murray Dobbins writes that the Scandin...more »

These Are The People Who Are Running Ukraine Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
An aerial view shows Kyiv's Independence (Maidan) Square following some of the worst clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police. (Olga Yakimovich / Reuters) *Mikhail Klikushin: New York Observer:* *The New Ukraine Is Run by Rogues, Sexpots, Warlords, Lunatics and Oligarchs* *Prominent Ukrainian MP denounces Obama's weakness, calls him a 'shot-down pilot'* *WNU Editor*: Regular readers of the blog know that I am very pessimistic on Ukraine's future .... that beyond the positive government rhetoric and promises there are deep problems and contradictions within the p... more »

News Flash: European Commission CSA Reinstated, Maybe

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 15 hours ago
From Scotland comes this surprising news: The European Commission has agreed to retain the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser but it is not expected to stop the Scots incumbent in the position from leaving, it is claimed. Details of the u-turn were divulged to Scottish Tory MEP Dr Ian Duncan by First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. There has been no official announcement from the European Commission. In the EC, nothing is final until it is official, and even then subject to a U-turn. Stay tuned. Regardless what happens, an reinstatement of the Commissi...more »

NASA Mars Scientist dies in plane crash

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
.... Just ignore the last 30 seconds of this video. d Celebrated NASA scientist killed in Los Angeles plane crashThe victim in Friday’s plane crash at a busy Los Angeles intersection was a longtime scientist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Alberto Behar, 47, died when his experimental aircraft dived into the street after takeoff. BY Nicole Hensley NEW YORK DAILY NEWS [image: Alberto Behar, 47, was killed Friday when his experimental plane crashed in a Los Angeles intersection.] NASA Alberto Behar, 47, was killed Friday when his experimental plane crashed in a Los Ang... more »

Will North Korea Have 20 Nuclear Weapons By 2016?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Kim Jong-Un *Jeremy Bender, Business Insider:* *Top Expert: North Korea Could Have 20 Nuclear Weapons By The Time Obama Leaves Office* *WNU Editor: *Only 20 nuclear weapons?

U.S. Marine Corps Mottos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*We Are The Mighty:* *The 9 Most Badass Unit Mottos In The Marine Corps* *WNU Editor:* Oorah! And speaking of Marines .... *17 Brilliant Insights From Legendary Marine General James Mattis* (We Are The Mighty).

A Look At France's Special Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CBS*:* The special forces behind France's rescue operations* *WNU Editor:* The above video is a documentary on training and operations (English subtitles) on The National Gendarmerie Intervention Group, commonly abbreviated GIGN.

Bacon Cheese Ball for the Big Game

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PrepareToParty #CollectiveBias When I am creating my grocery list for the big game, one of my husband's first requests is always a cheese ball. There is nothing more delicious that Ritz crackers with creamy cheese ball unless of course that cheese ball has bacon in it. This delicious bacon cheese ball is one of my favorites and on my must have list for this year's big game. The best part? It is super easy to make! You will need: - 2- 8 Oz packages of cream cheese, semi-softe... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Lawmaker Wants to Mandate Second Amendment Education In Schools* A South Carolina lawmaker outraged over the absurd suspension of a student who turned in a fictional story about shooting a neighbor’s dinosaur is firing back at the absurd “zero-tolerance” policies of some left-wing school boards in the Palmetto State by proposing a bill that would mandate teaching the history and importance of the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment Education Act of 2015 would give students the opportunity for reasonable expression of the second amendment at school without fear of punishmen... more »

Argentina: A UFO in Villa Ocampo, Santa Fe?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*Source: AgenciaFe/Diario UNO and Planeta UFODate: 01.09.2015* *Argentina: A UFO in Villa Ocampo, Santa Fe?* The strange object was recorded by fishermen in the river area. This is not the first time that such phenomena have taken place in the Santa Fe locality. "Once again, fishermen from the town of Villa Ocampo in the province of Santa Fe were startled by a UFO," said Sofy Grey to viewers of the *TN y la Gente *program. "Extraterrestrial" apparitions of this sort have been seen before in Villa Ocampo, Santa Fe. On January 5 [2015], a UFO surprised a group of local fishermen... more »

Solutions: Guerrilla Gardening

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
By James Corbett The problems are obvious: food safety scandals, the death of family farming, food supply insecurity, the revolving door between corporate lobbyists and government regulators, and many more. The solution should be equally obvious: rolling up our sleeves and getting in the garden. Join us today as we explore this simple, natural solution to one of our most fundamental problems. Visit CorbettReport.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

FALSE FLAG 101: From Gladio To Hebdo

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
By SGT Report From the CIA-NATO run Operation Gladio, to 9/11 to the 7/7 bombings in London to Sandy Hook to Charlie Hebdo and most points in between, a majority of the terror events through which we suffer are planned and carried out by intelligence agencies and their minions. As the mainstream Mockingbird media gleefully parrots the official story in every case, appealing to our emotions instead of our intellect, we ask WHY? THIS is why. Visit SGTreport.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Charlie Hebdo: The hypocrisy, and look who just made $12,000,000 this morning

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
Let's forget about the actual False Flag Bullshit Lies and Cabal Agenda's behind the so-called "terror attacks" in Paris France last week. Let's just put that aspect on the back burner for a short moment. I would like to draw your attention to the absolute hypocrisy of this entire Charlie Hebdo, "satire" Cartoonist ridiculousness. For all the lamenting of the public about the "deaths" (in quotation marks because I'm not convinced that there were ANY deaths) of the staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, there are very few people looking at the background and content of this magazine... more »

An act of war? Critics of cartoons should be arrested for death threats

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
The first post-attack, "survivor" issue of Charlie Hebdo is out. Instead of the usual 60,000 copies, it was printed in 3 million copies. One copy costs €3. Most of these nine million euros will go to the victims' families and the magazine. Some of the jokes in the magazine are simple yet cute. For example: An advance copy contained cartoons mocking the two Islamist gunmen who carried out the attack. One has them arriving in paradise and asking, "Where are the 70 virgins?" — "With the Charlie team, losers," comes the reply. If it were possible to quantify the value of one human life ... more »

89 Tips That Will Help You Prepare For The Coming Economic Depression

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Michael Snyder What do we need to do in order to prepare for the coming economic collapse? Are there practical steps that we can take right now that will help us and our families survive the economic depression that is approaching? As the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, I get asked these kinds of questions a lot. Once people become convinced that an economic collapse is coming, they want to know what they should do. And so in this article I am going to share some key pieces of advice from some of the top experts in the entire country. If you are not convinced that ec... more »

What Will You Do When Government Tyranny And Terrorism Work Hand In Hand?

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Brandon Smith I was in the middle of working on an article covering real U.S. economic stats versus manipulated statistics when the Charlie Hebdo shootings took place. And though I knew the implications of the event would be far-reaching, I was originally undeterred from my financial subject matter. I had already covered in previous articles the inevitability of ISIS attacks on Europe and America, including the “warnings” of Saudi Arabia in August of last year that jihadists would target the EU within months and the U.S. a month later. In September of last year, ISIS publicly ur... more »

Coffee shop boss faces death threats over 'Je suis Charlie' sign outside Brick Lane cafe per London Evening Standard

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
The Standard reports: 'A coffee shop owner today vowed he would not back down after receiving death threats for displaying a "Je suis Charlie" sign outside his cafe. Adel Defilaux, a French-born Muslim, was terrified when a man stormed into The Antishop in Brick Lane, East London, at 9.30am yesterday. The intruder demanded that Mr Defilaux take down the sandwich board featuring the slogan that has become a rallying cry in support of the 12 victims of Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. But when Mr Defilaux, 32, calmly protested the man became aggressive and warned that anyone who supp... more »

Exclusive: New Details on the Kongsberg Vertical Launch Joint Strike Missile (VL JSM)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: VL-JSM Vertical Launch Joint Strike Missile]*Navy Recognition* was the first to reveal images and (limited) details on the Vertical Launch Joint Strike Missile project when our team stumbled upon a scale model of the anti-ship missile project on the Kongsberg's booth in October last year during the AUSA show. You can read about it here. Kongsberg has since got back to us with some fresh details and an illustration. Here is the information provided by a Kongsberg representative (regional director of missile systems) by email. Our original email included various questions su... more »

Boeing to Provide Additional Torpedo Defense Systems for U.S. Navy Ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Boeing, through its Argon ST subsidiary, will provide the U.S. Navy with five additional AN/SLQ-25C surface ship torpedo defense systems, continuing more than two decades of helping protect ships and sailors around the world. Known as “Nixie”, the system lures torpedoes away from intended targets by mimicking a ship’s acoustic signature. It is currently installed on all U.S. Navy combatant ships and the vessels of more than 20 other naval forces. “For more than 20 years, Nixie has provided sailors with protection and peace-of-mind, and this contract ensures our partnership with the ... more »

Fire causes damage to C-17 plane at Wright-Patt

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: C-17 catches fire at WPAFB]A C-17 Globemaster III plane may have had an engine malfunction that caused a tailpipe exhaust fire on the cargo jet Jan. 7, according to 445th Airlift Wing officials. The fire caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to the aircraft, which will be off the flight line about two weeks for repairs, officials said. The plane was being prepared to take off on a local training flight at about 5:30 p.m. with 11 crew members aboard. The fire reportedly occurred when the third engine started. Read more

No Ulterior Motive in DRDO Chief's Removal, Say Sources in Prime Minister's Office

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Avinash Chander]Sources in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office today denied any "ulterior motive" in the removal of top missile scientist Avinash Chander as the chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation or DRDO. (DRDO Chief and Architect of Agni Missiles Avinash Chander Sacked) Mr Chander's contract, extended in November to May, 2016, was terminated yesterday. On Wednesday, he came to work as usual, saying he has received no official notice on his sacking, which was cleared by an appointments panel led by PM Modi. "The PMO (Prime Minister's Office) only p... more »

U.S. Navy said to opt for Bell-Boeing V-22s for carrier deliveries

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: V-22 Osprey]The U.S. Navy plans to buy V-22 tiltrotor aircraft built by Boeing Co and Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter unit to replace the older C-2A turboprop aircraft it now uses to ferry passengers and cargo to aircraft carriers, two people familiar with the issue said late Tuesday. The sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly, confirmed that top Navy and Marine Corps officials had signed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 5 that maps out their plans to use the V-22 for the carrier on-board delivery (COD) mission. The news, first reported earlier Tuesday by Brea... more »

RFA Fort Victoria moved from Cammell Laird refit home to Princes Dock ahead of sea trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RFA Fort Victoria]Royal Fleet Auxillary vessel the Fort Victoria which is in the final stages of a £49.5m refit at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead was moved across to Liverpool’s Princes Dock ahead of sea trials tomorrow. Late last year, Cammell Laird said it was close to completing the refit of the RFA Fort Victoria, one of the biggest RFA vessels. The job has seen 450 employees work for 10 months on the ship. At 28,821 gross tons and 204m long, Fort Victoria is bigger than the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. Her job is to supply the Navy’s warships with fuel, f... more »

NAVEUR: Ships needed in 6th Fleet for high-end training

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Ross (DDG 71)]The admiral who leads Naval Forces Europe is calling for ships to spend more time in European waters as NATO enters 2015 determined to sharpen skills that have eroded since the end of the Cold War. Security in Europe has changed dramatically since last January, and the myriad threats must be confronted by honing warfighting tactics and partnerships with NATO allies, said Adm. Mark Ferguson in a December interview. As the Navy brings deployment schedules under control, Ferguson said he wants more time with big deck amphibious ships and carriers as they trans... more »

Navy saving money by not using frigates' equipment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Halifax class FFG]A lack of funding has forced Canada’s navy to take an unusual approach to finding savings — it has sent its frigates out on international missions with instructions to crews not to use some of the ships’ sophisticated sensors. Those restrictions have helped cut back on maintenance bills but also limit the ships’ effectiveness, according to a Department of National Defence evaluation of the navy. That recently released evaluation examined the period from 2008 to 2013. Read more

The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
From *YouTube*: USS Pennsylvania is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1989. The Ohio class is a class of nuclear powered submarines used by the United States Navy. The Navy has 18 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and guided missile submarines. *Update: *27 Incredible Photos Of Life On A US Navy Submarine -- We Are The Mighty

Russia to Stick to Costly Rearmament Plan in 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu]Despite Russia's economic troubles, the Defense Ministry will continue to focus on its ambitious 500 trillion ruble ($350 billion) rearmament plan in 2015, state news agency TASS reported Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying on Tuesday. Shoigu said the army is expected to receive 700 new armored vehicles, 1,550 vehicles of various other types, 126 airplanes, 88 helicopters and two brigades of Iskander-M missiles in 2015. The navy, for its part, should receive two refurbished submarines and five surface vessels, TASS reported. Read more

Russian Troops Stationed Near Finnish Border as Putin Begins Move on Arctic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
A detachment of about 800 servicemen from Russia’s Northern Fleet has been stationed in the Russian town of Alakurtti, Murmansk region, just 50km from the Finnish border, part of a large-scale expansion of Russian military facilities in the country’s northwest according to a press statement issued by the unit’s commanding admiral Vladimir Korolev on Tuesday. The rest of the fleet are expected to be stationed there “soon” according to Korolev. The base will be one of the key strongholds in Russia’s northernmost territories, designed to strengthen the country’s defence capabilities f... more »

Exelis to supply Sweden with maritime electronic warfare technology

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Visby class FS]Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at more than $17 million to provide electronic support measures (ESM) technology and services to Sweden through a subcontract with shipbuilder Saab, in Sweden. Under the contract, Exelis will provide Swedish submarines with the latest model of the sophisticated ES-3701 electronic warfare (EW) system, offering a significant capability boost in the areas of situational awareness, targeting, self-protection and surveillance. “The ES-3701 is the ideal ESM system for submarines and surface ships and is widely deployed wi... more »

Malaysian police convicted in Mongolian model's murder mystery to hang

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Scorpene class SSK]The father of glamorous Mongolian fashion model Altantuya Shaaribuu says the motive for her gruesome murder in Kuala Lumpur amid allegations of high-level bribery remains a mystery despite Malaysia's highest court upholding death sentences for two policemen. "Why was my daughter killed?," Setev Shaaribuu said after a Federal court panel upheld a 2009 sentence for two members of an elite police unit to hang. "Until today, I do not know why she was killed," Mr Shaaribuu told the Malaysiakini online news service from Ulanbataar through his lawyer. Read more

Abe seeking record ¥4.98 trillion in defense spending to counter China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Kawaski P-1 MPA]The Cabinet said Wednesday it is requesting record-high defense spending in the fiscal 2015 budget as hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks to strengthen surveillance of territorial waters amid the ongoing Senkaku Islands dispute with China. Abe and his team are seeking ¥4.98 trillion, the third year in a row that defense spending would increase. “This is the largest budget ever,” a Defense Ministry official said. Read more

Finland, Sweden to launch submarine exercise despite legislative barriers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HSwMS]Finland, a Nordic country forbidden to own any submarine in active duty, is planning to launch a joint submarine exercise together with Sweden. Finnish Defense Minister Carl Haglund said he believed it will not draw Russia's abnormal reaction, Finnish national broadcaster Yle reported on Tuesday. Haglung and his Swedish counterpart Peter Hultqvist revealed the plan at a security policy conference held in Sweden on Monday. Read more

Submarine HMCS Windsor back in water, with restrictions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMCS Windsor]After months out of the water for unscheduled repairs and maintenance, HMCS Windsor is back in the water with some restrictions. The submarine was taken out of operation in March 2014 because of a faulty generator — 18 months after its extended docking work period from 2007 to 2012. That planned docking period came with a price tag exceeding $200 million. Repairs and upgrades completed last year total just shy of $17.2 million — less than the $18.5 million the Royal Canadian Navy had budgeted. Read more

French Navy Carrier Strike Group Deploys, Will Be Joined by Royal Navy ASW Frigate HMS Kent

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)]The French Navy issued a statement to announce that the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) left Toulon naval base (Southern France) this morning for a deployment named "Arromanches". Planned months ago, the CSG deployment in the north of the Indian Ocean is intended to ensure an operational presence mission and pre-positioning in this strategic area for France. It will also develop and maintain the French Navy relationships and interactions with the various allied countries and their armed forces. In particular, it will participate in the Indian-French n... more »

U.S. Navy Surface Chief Wants More Offensive Weapons On Ships

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Vice Admiral Thomas Rowden. Photo from Dvids *Reuters:* *U.S. Navy surface chief calls for more offensive weapons on ships* *WNU Editor*: There is just one small problem with this call for more offensive weapons on ships .... money .... case in point .... Navy shipbuilding plans likely to run aground, report says (*Steve Wilson, Human Events*).

Mossad, CIA, And French Deep State Linked To Charlie Hebdo Events, As The Official Story Crumbles Like A Pack of Dust

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 22 hours ago
*According to an Israeli television report, French President Hollande did not want Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to attend the historic Paris March to honour the Charlie Hebdo victims. Read more about it here.* *VIDEO LINKS:* *Storm Clouds Gathering - Charlie Hebdo Shootings - Censored Video*. *Infowars - Video Contradicts Paris Police Officer Being Shot*. *Infowars - Evidence Mounts: Paris Shooting A False Flag*. *An excerpt from, "Who ordered the attack against Charlie Hebdo" by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, January 10, 2015: * *Indeed, members or sympathizers of the Musl... more »

Russia Faces Grim Economic Outlook In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Fred Weir, CSM:* *Bear's bad year? Russia faces grim economic outlook in 2015* *Their two-week holiday at an end, Russians are once again confronted with low oil prices, a weakening ruble, and rocketing interest rates. And the Kremlin has yet to follow through on promised remedies.* *WNU Edito*r: If the rich are hurting .... everyone else is hurting .... and for Russia this story sums it up ....* With Ruble in Freefall, Russians Scramble to Dump Trophy Homes and Break Contracts *(New York Observer) *More News On The Russian Economy* World Bank Expects Russian Economy to Contract... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 w

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