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Thomas Paine

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Friday, January 16, 2015

16 Jan - Blogs I'm Folloowing

10:39pm MST

Truce Announced By Some Of Libya's Militias

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Léon (10th from left) with delegates after the meeting of Libyan parties at UN Headquarters in Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré *Reuters:* *Libya parties agree to more talks; two factions call ceasefire* *More News On Reports That Some of Libya's Different Factions Have Agreed To A Ceasefire And A 'Roadmap' To A Unity Government* Libyans at Geneva talks seek unity government -- Arab News/Reuters Libyan factions agree on agenda for talks -- Al Jazeera UN-brokered Libya talks result in agenda -- Press TV UN-facilitated Libyan... more »

It takes all kinds to make a world

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 51 minutes ago
An acquaintance made a comment recently to me about what it was like for me living in "the Third World." I've struggled for years to understand that term as something other than a euphemism for dirt poor and uncivilized, but it definitely isn't a phrase I'd use to describe Central America whatever the interpretation. Apparently the term was first used in the 1950s by people who grouped the world into countries that were leading the drive toward capitalism, those who believed in communism, and the "third world" that had not yet aligned with either side. But for most of my life... more »

King on Vietnam War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 56 minutes ago

Why The Nigerian Army Cannot Defeat Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 57 minutes ago
*Nic Robertson, CNN Senior International Correspondent:* *Nigerian military disorganized, under-equipped in battle against Boko Haram* *WNU Editor:* The above video .... if true .... explains why Nigeria cannot (and will not) defeat Boko Haram.

West African Leaders Want To Put Together A Multi-National Force To Fight Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 57 minutes ago
*Newsweek/Reuters: **West African Countries Seek Multi-National Force For Fight Against Boko Haram * *WNU Editor:* The Nigerian Army has clearly failed in their war against Boko Haram. A new strategy is necessary ... a fact that even most West African leaders are aware of, and who are also now worried that the conflict in Nigeria is going to spread to neighboring countries. *Update*: Here is some background information on the where/why/and how Boko Haram became violent over the years .... *The Group That Kidnapped 200 Nigerian Girls Started Out Peaceful. Here's What Changed* (Jenn... more »

Energy 32: Is the PH Power Supply Ready for the AEC?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
* This is my article for the maiden issue December 2014 of *ASEAN Voices*, pages 28-31. It is a new magazine based in Jakarta scouring important news and opinions about the region. ---------- The Asean Economic Community (AEC) is to begin operations by the end of 2015, as trade, investments, tourism and cultural exchanges are expected to see further increases among the member economies. However, ensuring an adequate and stable supply of electricity at affordable or competitive rates will pose a significant challenge to Asean economies. It is generally understood that growth in elect... more »

Men and Woeman on the hinge

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
I refuse to believe the may and December couples work without a lot of financial grease call me compromised There is just no fucking way in real life these young ones with so much going for' them marry people their fathers age talk about abuse all you want the daugthers marring fathers is a case in point.

voting the status quo

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
A death sentance 0 0 9 0 proven by not weasal words but history

There are so many ways to make a Fortuene and get oiut of town

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
Thats why despite the critics. Worms paid by bactreia, Fuck those we do not have a big enough gun to take out. The fact of the matter is that for cost constriants most of society is going that way.

Rum Sodomy and the Lash!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
I got it for Christmas and its Brilliant! (Re Mastered) The phrase widely attributed to Sir Winston Churchill is a great metaphor for institutions bound by tradition that are countervailing windmalls of actual breeze compared to all the hot air that is the least efficient energy every generated emanating from the current holders of the tradition. Islam today is filling a void of dispossess Western values Zombies with Beards, Sodomy and the lash. When I say Islam today its pretty much like the USA today. A place where Honey Boo makes headlines and Nancy Grace is taken seriously. T... more »

Planting Seeds of Peace

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
Video is from the MLK peace walk here in Washington state and flashes between the walk and Jeju Island where a large delegation from this region recently went to stand in solidarity with the people in South Korea. Today we did about 14-miles to the Ground Zero peace center (next door to Bangor nuclear submarine base) and had supper. Soon after arriving at the peace center an 81-year-old man arrived with US Marine patches on his clothes. He told us he used to work security at the Bangor sub base in the 1970's so we sat around and shared protest stories with him and talked politic... more »

The Great Invasion- Endocrine Disruptors and the Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 hour ago
I stumbled across this little documentary while searching for info on this topic.* It's less then 1 hour in length. Released in 2010*.* So nearly 5 years old now.* After watching it, I simply have to conclude that even more information/evidence has been gathered on this subject. * And yet, that information continues to fly right under the radar.* *While other big money making agendas are pushed to the point of absurdity!!!* *Oh, yes it's rant time! * *It is, or should be, abundantly clear that to reign in this intoxication (Poisoning by a drug or toxic substance) of all life on the ... more »

Swiss Business Leaders & Politicos at White House PROMISING US Job Creation??!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 hour ago
* While taking down the Swiss economy? Right before the so called 'shocking' move by the Swiss bank, Swiss business leaders and politicians were at the Whitehouse, talking job creation, in the US??? What the hell!? * *Flashback to Thursday..* *Swiss National Bank moves to Ditch Euro Cap- Sending Shockwaves?* What's going on here? This seems to be a surprise? Of course, who really knows? Personally, I have a bit of a problem believing that any bank would make such a surprise move. *That's right, I was struggling to believe this was anything close to a "surprise"* *Then I got wind ... more »

USA and Allies' Support for Fundamentalist Extremists

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 hour ago
So, the first stage of getting a majority of Canadians to turn against the Great Bullshit War on Terror (GBWT) is to point out the important fact that Saudi Arabia, the USA's main ally in the Middle East (after Israel) funds extremist groups and that the USA employs them to destabilize countries with governments that imagine they can enjoy some form of autonomy. Because, if you're told that there's a war on fellah, ... some evil-doers are out to destroy your whole way of life, ... and they don't respect borders or laws of war, or anything, and they use our protections and democrat... more »

Jeb's Kicking Off His Campaign in Florida with School Choice Week

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
To put the final nail in the coffin of public education, elect Jeb Bush. Jeb's kicking off his campaign in Florida with School Choice Week SOURCE National School Choice Week *School choice supporters to ring in National School Choice Week 2015 with Official Kickoff at Florida Theatre, January 23, 2015.* *US Sen. John McCain, Joe Trippi, Rev. HK Matthews, Superstar Athlete Desmond Howard to headline first of 11,000+ events nationwide* JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest celebration of school choice in US history will officially start on Friday, Jan... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

In A Break From The Past, Afghan President Ghani's New Government Will Not Include Former Warlords And Mujahideen Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Afghan President Hamid Karzai (C) speaks during celebrations to commemorate Afghanistan's 95th anniversary of independence as he is flanked by presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (R) and Ashraf Ghani in Kabul in this August 19, 2014 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani/Files *Reuters:* *Afghan leader seeks to sideline powerful bloc in break with past* *WNU Editor:* If I was Afghan President Ghani, I would be tripling my security detail. He has just alienated those who have ruled Afghanistan for the past 12 years .... and they are not happy. What's my take .... these corr... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Too Late the Hero' (1970)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
From* YouTube*: A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island. *My Comment:* This is actually an enjoyable film .... not a great film .... but enjoyable. A number of top stars in this film .... Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Ken Takakura, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Lance Percival, Ronald Fraser, Harry Andrews and Percy Herbert. .... which made it even more fun to watch.

Say you're a guest at a N. Korean gov't do. When the check comes, how much do you tip?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Dinner with General Kim:* *When he invites you, makesure you've got your wallet on you -- possibly with cash.* *"[Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper said he dined with [Gen.] Kim [Yong Chol, head of North Korea's Reconnaissance General Bureau] during a secret mission to Pyongyang in November to retrieve two Americans being held by the North Koreans. 'General Kim,' he said, 'spent the entire meal berating me about American aggression' and kept 'pointing his finger at my chest.' "* *-- the *Washington Post *'s Ellen Nakashima, reportinglast week on the International C... more »

National Security Is Food Security: Corbett Report - Solutions: Guerrilla Gardening

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Photo: Havana, Cuba. Source.* *Video Title: Solutions: Guerrilla Gardening. Source: Corbett Report. Date Published: January 13, 2015. Description:* 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 soluion 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. "There are also the inherent dangers posed by the insane pra... more »

The 48 Most Essential Healing Herbs

Waking Times at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Waking Times - *This article will provide you with the basic information about some well-known benefits of common healing herbs and botanicals. The post The 48 Most Essential Healing Herbs appeared first on Waking Times.

A Talk by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Ahmed Shaheed, a Maldivian diplomat and politician, is the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran. "There is no good argument for us to try to undercut, undermine the negotiations until they've played themselves out . . .Congress needs to show patience . . *My main message to Congress is: 'Just hold your fire*'. . . Congress should be aware that if this diplomatic solution fails, then the risks and likelihood that this ends up being, at some point, a military confrontation is heightened. And Congress will have to own that as well." - *President Obama. Reuters, "... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“How did spiral galaxy ESO 510-13 get bent out of shape? The disks of many spirals are thin and flat, but not solid. Spiral disks are loose conglomerations of billions of stars and diffuse gas all gravitationally orbiting a galaxy center. A flat disk is thought to be created by sticky collisions of large gas clouds early in the galaxy's formation. *Click image for larger size.* Warped disks are not uncommon, though, and even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a small warp. The causes of spiral warps are still being investigated, but some warps are thought to result from int... more »

Chet Raymo, "A New Creation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"A New Creation"* by Chet Raymo "The famous C-major fortissimo chord of Haydn's "The Creation" oratorio, the glorious sunburst of sound that comes in response to the whispered words, "And there was light," is an apt evocation of the modern astronomer's big bang. Still, we have learned a lot since Herschel's time about the universe's beginning and probable end. Maybe it's time for a musical update. For example, Haydn's triumphant C-major chord comes five minutes into the oratorio, after a prelude of shadowy notes representing the unformed flux out of which God created the world. W... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Ray Sanchez, Laura Smith-Spark and Jethro Mullen, CNN* -- *Terror cell warning as Europe scrambles to handle threats* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 16, 2015* In Belgium and France, marginalised Muslims fight in Syria ‘out of despair’ -- EurActiv I was a prisoner of the Islamic State -- Jakob Sheikh and Morten Skjoldager, Mashable US, Iranian opponents could blow up nuclear negotiations -- Barbara Slavin. Al Jazeera A quiet revolution in North Korea -- Stephen Evans, BBC China: The Influence of History -- Michael D. Swaine, The Diplomat Obama's Libya Fiasc... more »

The Poet: Robinson Jeffers, "Love That (Not Man Apart From That)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Love That (Not Man Apart From That)"* "Then what is the answer?— Not to be deluded by dreams. To know that great civilizations have broken down into violence, and their tyrants come, many times before. When open violence appears, to avoid it with honor or choose the least ugly faction; these evils are essential. To keep one’s own integrity, be merciful and uncorrupted and not wish for evil; and not be duped By dreams of universal justice or happiness. These dreams will not be fulfilled. To know this, and know that however ugly the parts appear the whole remains beautiful. A severed han... more »

"Remembering Now..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“You think you will never forget any of this, you will remember it always just the way it was. But you can't remember it the way it was. To know it, you have to be living in the presence of it right as it is happening. It can return only by surprise. Speaking of these things tells you that there are no words for them that are equal to them or that can restore them to your mind. And so you have a life that you are living only now, now and now and now, gone before you can speak of it, and you must be thankful for living day by day, moment by moment, in this presence. But you have a li... more »

"Sometime In Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even." ~ Daniel Berrigan

"A Lion Fight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"It's good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose. So chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don't lick your wounds: celebrate them. The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor. You're in a lion fight. Just because you didn't win doesn't mean you don't know how to roar." - "Dr. Meredith Grey", "Grey's Anatomy"

“Some Things You Need To Know”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Some Things You Need To Know”* by Marc “I know you’re reading this. And I want you to know I’m writing this for you. Others will be confused. They will think I’m writing this for them. But I’m not. This one’s for you. I want you to know that life is not easy. Every day is an unpredictable challenge. Some days it can be difficult to simply get out of bed in the morning. To face reality and put on that smile. But I want you to know, your smile has kept me going on more days than I can count. Never forget that, even through the toughest times, you are incredible. You really are. So... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Thanks for stopping by.

The Economy: "The SS World Economy Versus The Derivatives Wave"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The SS World Economy Versus The Derivatives Wave"* “The Perfect Storm” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Tdw5nG4dQ "The Horrific $1.5 QUADRILLION Derivatives Bubble" - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/ "Presenting The $303 Trillion In Derivatives That US Taxpayers Are Now On The Hook For" - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/ “Derivatives: "$1.566 QUADRILLION, and Counting..." - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/ Any questions?

RCMP Negotiating Regime unconstitutional -- Mounties can unionize

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago

Jan. 16 1/2: We're in trouble...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 5 hours ago
This is not about Irving press. It starts with the news that the Conservatives are leading in the polls with 35%. And, given where they are strong, that puts Harper close to a majority government. The Liberals are behind, the NDP way behind, that the Greens out of sight. I have often thought that the re-election of this government would be the end of Canada. I still think so. 1. This is a government of no depth at all. There is no figure in the government who has even a hint of stature or independence. And Harper would never tolerate such a person. 2. A powerful influence in the ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“More Than Half Of American Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty” - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ A UN report claimed that worldwide, every single night, 30,000 children die from starvation, while the very few have so very much. There are no words, really, beyond comprehension and sanity....

World News Briefs -- January 16, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Dozens held across Europe in Islamist suspect sweeps* *Wall Street Journal:* *Raids in France, Belgium, Germany Net Suspects in Separate Terror Probes* *French Arrest 12 Believed to Have Aided Gunmen in Charlie Hebdo, Kosher Grocery Attacks* *MIDDLE EAST* Syria training program could involve *1,000-plus US troops*. Iraq attacks kill 17, including 8 *in village retaken from IS*. Eleven more air strikes hit Islamic State *in Syria, Iraq: U.S. military*. ICC to probe possible* war crimes in Palestine*. Lebanon boosts security *outside French embassy*. Turkey PM likens ... more »

President Obama: 'I Will Veto Any New Iranian Sanctions'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*ABC News:* *President Obama Vows to Veto New Iran Sanctions* *WNU Editor:* President Obama wants a few more months to see where negotiations with Iran will go .... I expect Congress will give him the time that he needs (albeit reluctantly). But he (and Iran) are now on notice, and if these talks fail in the coming months, President Obama and his allies will be in a difficult political situation to say no to additional sanctions. In short .... the political pressure for results is now on. *Update #1:* Some Democrat senators are not happy with this delay .... *Obama-Menendez dispu... more »

“Human Impacts On The Planet Pushing Earth Into 'Danger Zone'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Human Impacts On The Planet Pushing Earth Into 'Danger Zone'”* By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - “Climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity, a scientific report card about mankind's impact on nature said on Thursday. An international team of 18 experts, expanding on a 2009 report about "planetary boundaries" for safe human use, also sounded the alarm about clearance of forests and pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilizers. "I don't think we've broken the planet but we are creating a... more »

Russia, China and Uncle Sam: Who's in bed with Whom?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
Watching the positioning of the BRICs nations over the past two months has been VERY interesting. Watching the positioning of Russia gathering up allies and China buying up allies has also been very interesting to observe. China has been making moves into Africa for a long time, but their recent moves into South America and the Caribbean arena has been very telling of a super power making it's moves to consolidate it's reach. Russia on the other hand is also consolidating its power base. While western media outlets like to portray Russia as the evil bad guy who's currency is c... more »

Airscape - L'Esperanza

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Party meeting tonight. Too cold to blog. Here's some music.

Is Elizabeth Warren Really Moving Hillary To The Left On Something?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Last year, once Elizabeth Warren announced she would be supporting Hillary for president, my hopes for her running herself-- unless Hillary changes her mind and decides not to-- were dashed. I got over it... although I wondered why Warren didn't hold out *some* hope she would endorse Bernie Sanders if he ran in the Democratic primary. The other day Warren endorsed Kamala Harris for the Senate seat being given up by Barbara Boxer. Now Harris is probably not as bad as some of the candidates Warren backed in November-- in the general election: anti-courageous conservatives like Miche... more »

Jon Don on the NHS

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
When you get a bee in your bonnet it's hard not to hear it buzzing. I think I've got an entire family of Hymenoptera in my favoured variety of headgear (so to speak) about the BBC's stupendously biased Jon Donnison. So, knowing that he's no 'righty' and, from Twitter, that his dad's an active UK Labour Party member (and no admirer of Israel, to put it mildly), I was intrigued to read Jon's tweet recommending a piece he did for today's *The World at One *about UK NHS doctors who've 'run away' from the British NHS to Australia. This is off his beaten cycle track as a reporter, so ... more »

What good are economists?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 8 hours ago
Bob Shiller gives a nice answer.

Commander of U.S. Army Forces In Europe: Russia Will Soon Be Able To Run Multiple Ukraine-Sized Operations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Photo:* Lieutenant General Frederick "Ben" Hodges Commander, Allied Land Command. Wikipedia *Reuters:* *Russia could soon run multiple Ukraine-sized operations: U.S. general* *WNU Editor*: Even if Russia achieves the goals that they have outlined in their defense policy and via through public announcements .... they will still be a fraction of what NATO and the U.S. could deploy. But I understand why Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges is pushing his analysis .... he has to see what is the worst case scenario from a military perspective .... and then convey his analysis to his politica... more »

Ukraine's Economic Crisis Is Getting Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Economist:* *Ukraine’s Economy On The Edge* *Without a lot more Western help, Ukraine faces default* *WNU Editor:* For as long as I can remember, Ukraine has always been dependent on Russia for its markets, subsidies, and cheap loans .... but as yesterday's announcement by Russia clearly indicated .... *Russia Shocks Europe By Ending All Gas Transfers Through Ukraine* .... those days are now over and Russia is prepared to use its economic levers to influence Kiev. Ukraine is firing back .... *Ukraine Accuses Russian Oil Company LUKoil of Financing Terrorism* (Sputnik) .... but... more »

Some Answers to that Question

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 8 hours ago
Let's back the truck right up to 1923. Insulin was introduced the year before and is now being mass produced by Eli Lilly & Co. Diet research into diabetes has crystallized into a proven diabetic diet (the diet that will best extend life in the absence of insulin). This is defined by Ladd and Palmer in the American Journal of Medical Science of August 1923 with this formula. Thus we have the classic 1:4 ratio of carbohydrate to fat that defines the limits of ketosis, with the refinement that protein straddles the separation, with 58% of protein counting as carbohydrate (gl... more »

Why People Are Protesting GMOs

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *People at a Monsanto protest in New York City speak why they are there, one fact about Monsanto, and what they hope happens. The post Why People Are Protesting GMOs appeared first on Waking Times.

Man Gives Homeless New Shoes and Shirt Off his Back

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *Watch this touching video about Omar Gosh who decided to show his son how the homeless in Tampa, Florida live. The post Man Gives Homeless New Shoes and Shirt Off his Back appeared first on Waking Times.

Antonio Ribera (1920-2001)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
Today we remember *Antonio Ribera* (January 15, 1920) on what would have been his 95th birthday. Ribera was Spain's foremost researcher and popularizer of UFO and paranormal subjects for decades, having co-founded the *Centro de Estudios Interplanetarios* in 1958. His written works - well over 70 books- include: *De veras los ovnis nos vigilan?* (1975, ed. Plaza & Janés), *Operación Rapa Nui* (1975 ed.Pomaire, ed. Plaza & Janés, 1989, ed. Enrique Marín editor, 1994),*Los doce triángulos de la muerte* (1976 ed. A.T.E, 1986), *América y los Ovnis* (1977, ed.Posada), *El misterio de Um... more »

Should Children be Allowed to try Cannabis Before Chemo?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - As evidence mounts that cannabis treats cancer and that chemotherapy is dangerous, should children be allowed to try cannabis before chemotherapy if they or their guardians so desire? The post Should Children be Allowed to try Cannabis Before Chemo? appeared first on Waking Times.

Pop Goes My Heart Valentine with free printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
Have you ever seen the movie Music and Lyrics? It is a personal favorite of mine, it is cheesy and delightful. The story is about a 80s pop star has been who is trying to get back in the game. One of the songs his band is famous for is called Pop Goes My Heart. Every time I play with plastic poppers I always end up singing it, which led to the creation of this Valentine. This might be my favorite Valentine printable ever. I love the comic book take on it and who doesn't love getting a fun little toy with their Valentine? I know I would much rather give out poppers than candy. I fo... more »

“What Doesn’t Kill You Really Does Make You Stronger”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“What Doesn’t Kill You Really Does Make You Stronger”* by Benedict Carey “Character is a fine thing to admire, all right — once the storm has passed and the rigging is repaired. But when people are truly sinking, because of job loss, illness, debt or some combination of ills, they have no idea what mix of character, connections and dumb luck will be enough to pull through. To use the psychologists’ term, they don’t know how “resilient” they are, or how much resilience even matters. Do I have the right stuff? Or is this sinkhole simply too deep? “As with so many of life’s experience... more »

Friday Pussy - Blanket covered edition

Demeur at Demeur - 10 hours ago
The ongoing news is enough to make a manic depressed. From today's ongoing breaking news: Anti terror raids in Belgium Gunmen attack French magazine Charlie Hebdo Hostage situation in Colombes, Paris Ebola outbreak Police raids in Berlin Islamic state threat in Iraq Ukraine, Russia political crisis AirAsia flight 8501 If that weren't bad enough there's the 25 million displace folks living outside around the globe, economic hardships in Greece, Spain and Italy just to name a few. All the while the boys on Wall Street suck the last dime out of the suckers before the Grim Reaper shows... more »

BBC Manchester - Propagandising for Judæo-Islam

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 10 hours ago
At 6 o'clock this morning, BBC Radio Manchester commenced a full three hours of propaganda in favour of Blasphemy Laws in the UK to stop people exposing the dangerous gibberish which is Islam, and its equally odious parent superstition, Judaism. The morning presenter, Chris Beswick,used his airtime to repeat the propaganda of the Establishment. The message of the day was that people who cherish Free Speech are evil racists who only want to hurt people! To paraphrase Mr Beswick, 'Should we have the right to be offensive to people, should we have the right to be rude or even offen... more »

Ukraine Peace Talks Have Fallen Apart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Fighting rages at airport, new Ukraine peace talks elusive* *WNU Editor*: It looks like Donestk airport has finally fallen to the rebels. It also looks like that any hope for peace talks is all but dead right now. What does this mean .... an escalation of the war and far more bloodshed. *More News On The Ukraine Crisis* Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid Renewed Fighting -- AP Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid Renewed Fighting -- New York Times Ukraine Airport Battle Rages as Clash Lurches Toward War -- Bloomberg Ukraine separatists claim victory in battle for Donetsk... more »

The News at a Furtive Glance: Birthday edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
Well, the book's final line edit is proceeding faster than originally hoped and, since I'm a little old for birthday hooliganism (I would've had a cake with candles but I couldn't get permission from the state fire marshal), that means I can take a day off from the book and devote a little time for some half-assed blogging. ( Not so subtle hint: If you can spare a few bucks for the kitty, please be advised getting birthday money's something I've never completely outgrown.) Spanning the globe, giving you a constant variety of foaming-at-the-mouth, hind leg-chewing wingnutte... more »

Je Suis Charlie Coulibaly? Non! Non!   (Free Speech Hypocrisy in the Aftermath of the Attack on Charlie Hebdo)  Fate of the Socialist Revolution:  Trotsky (AI Risks Warned)

France Arrests a Comedian for His Facebook Comments, Showing the Sham of the West's 'Free Speech' Celebration By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept 14 January 15 orty-eight hours after hosting a massive march under the banner of free expression, France opened a criminal investigation of a controversial French comedian for a Facebook post he wrote about the Charlie Hebdo attack, and then this

WHO CARES ABOUT SCHOOLS: The Washington Post sees no evil again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015Part 4—Some things never change:* Here at THE HOWLER, we normally take the side of American public school teachers. In recent years, attacks on teachers have routinely been dumb and unfair. These attacks have also been grossly misleading for the American public. That said, no individual or group is perfect. With that in mind, we had some teacher-unfriendly reactions to last Sunday’s front-page report, in which the Washington Post bungled a familiar topic again. The report concerned the “huge gains” a Virginia public school recorded on last year’s statewid... more »

Prediction that the dollar will severely crack by mid February. I'm gonna diarize that one.

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*The Wizard of Oz with Dorothy* Jim Willie predicts that the dollar will severely crack by mid-February. I'm gonna diarize that one. The blogs abound with speculation about the world economy...dire predictions that we're on the brink of economic collapse. Paul Craig Roberts is saying that "Black Swans" (I love birds) of the economic variety could soon start to soar--and anything could happen. I dunno. These predictions have been rampant for years now but we're still basking in material luxury...when compared with any other point in the *History of Civilization* timeline. Store... more »

NAFTA, TPP, and Clinton Global Initiative's "Free Trade" Activism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* I want to tie three small pieces into one package. The first piece, Bill Clinton and NAFTA. The second piece, Barack Obama and TPP. The third piece, Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative and its neoliberal "free trade" activism. *Despite "Predictions" NAFTA Exported Millions of American Jobs* Let's start with NAFTA, which everyone now knows was a jobs and trade-deficit disaster, and a billionaire pot of gold. It's likely though that you may not know the details, including the details of how it was sold. So a quick look back. This is from a recent *H... more »

World Health Organziation: The Health Care System Has Collapsed In Eastern Ukraine. 5,000 have Died Since The Start Of The 'Ceasefire'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The file photo shows a dental clinic shelled by the Ukrainian army in the city of Donetsk. Press TV *Reuters*: *Health crisis worsens in eastern Ukraine, WHO warns* *Update:* WHO sounds alarm on Ukraine's creaking health system -- AFP *WNU Editor:* What is even more shocking is this claim from a WHO representative .... *Ukrainian Death Toll Since Ceasefire Deal Close to 5,000* (Sputnik). Is this number true .... when you add up those who died from preventable diseases and injuries .... especially among the elderly .... this number is probably on the low-end.

"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus."

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
The much missed Christopher Hitchens on free speech. I don't agree with everything that he says but he always said it so well. The trouble is that some people have trouble telling the difference between ignoring the speech they don't like and preventing other people from hearing it. Then they then try to use free speech as a defense for their own Orwellian ideas of suppressing other people. "Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus." That applies as much to 'Islam is the religion of peace' as much as 'Climate change is a settled science'.

U.S. Secretary of State Brings James Taylor To His French News Conference To Sing 'You Got A Friend'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOX:* *Watch John Kerry apologize to France by having James Taylor sing "You've Got a Friend"* *Update:* Kerry Brings Paris a ‘Big Hug’ And James Taylor After Attacks (Bloomberg) *WNU Editor*: This is U.S. foreign policy?!?!?!?! I know that the U.S. media and much of the U.S. public does not care what the European pundit class have said (or are going to say) on the state of U.S. - European relations ... especially since the U.S. no-show from last week's massive Paris unity march. But this James Taylor "apology" has done something that I rarely see .... the French news and social... more »

Pakistan Finally Bans The Haqqani Terror Network

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Pakistan bans Haqqani network after security talks with Kerry* *Update: *U.S. Welcomes Pakistani Decision To Ban Haqqani Network -- Radio Free Europe *WNU Editor:* This "ban" is long overdue .... we now have to wait and see if Pakistan will enforce it. *Update #2: *Oh oh .... this does not look positive .... *Analysis: Reported ban of Haqqani Network unlikely to end Pakistan's support of group* (Long War Journal).

Shameless Biden Allegedly Cried During American Sniper

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 12 hours ago
Vice President Joe “Foghorn Leghorn” Biden remains a very dark horse candidate for the 2016 Democratic party presidential nod and being a canny career politician with no shame he is prone to histrionics. Whether it be emotional outbursts or the proclivity for putting his foot in his mouth old Joe can always be counted on to grab attention. In the unlikely event that Hillary Clinton’s inevitable coronation is derailed – perhaps by another Bubba sex scandal – Biden will be the only viable replacement. Liberal hero Elizabeth Warren? Forget it, she is just the newer version of the phon... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*THE DOMINATOR: Florida LB Still Projected as Saints 1st Pick ~Barry Hirstius* *1st forum for LA gov. hopefuls focuses on roads, bridges, coast ~Kevin McGill, AP* *City picks consultant to work on sound regulation policies~Jeff Adelson, N.O. Advocate * *New Report Looks At How Families Choose Schools ~Mallory Falk, WWNO* *The Lens leaves Loyola’s campus ~Maroon* *Do you see the City Park tulips? You will see them SOON!* *An Artist Turned An Abandoned New Orleans Complex Into A Tribute To Black History ~BuzzFeed* *An Explosive Crisis: EPA Pushes for Massive Munitions Burn at Loui... more »

Is The Fight Against Islamic Jihadism Losing Its Momentum?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 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. Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach *Washington Post editorial:* *The U.S. fight against jihadism has lost its momentum* *WNU Editor:* The Washington Post clearly believes that the war against the Islamic State/al Qaeda is losing momentum .... citing recent IS territorial gains and frustration among Iraqi officials that the U.S. war effort is falling short as well as an uptick in Al Qaeda... more »

U.S. To Deploy 400 Troops To Train Syrian Rebels In Three Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC:* *US to send 400 troops to train Syrian rebels* *WNU Editor:* Not surprising .... the Assad government in Syrian is not happy .... *Syrian state news agency attacks U.S. plan to train rebels* (Reuters). *More News On The U.S. Deploying 400 Troops To Train Syrian Rebels In Three Countries* Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels -- Reuters 400 U.S. troops will deploy to train Syrian opposition -- Defense News Pentagon: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels -- CNN US To Send 400 Trainers and Hundreds More Troops for Syrian Train-and-Equip Mission -... more »

My GASB Comments

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 12 hours ago
Well, I should have taken my own advice and not waited until the last minute to submit my own comments on the proposed standards for government accounting of subsidies. But, at long last, they are in. Below please find them in their entirety. Director of Research and Technical Activities Project No. 19-20E Government Accounting Standards Board January 14, 2015 Dear Director: I am writing to comment on the proposed standards for reporting the “tax abatements” given by state and local governments as part of their Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs). Let me begin by sayin... more »

Online Media Caucus Update for ISA 2015

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
The effort to develop a caucus at the ISA dedicating to Online Media continues. The proposed caucus will be considered at the Governing Council meeting on Tuesday of the ISA this year. I have not received any signs that this will not go through. Consequently, we are having our first business meeting on Saturday, February Continue reading

Capitalism on Crack

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
The Market God is feeling a bit wrathful these days. Not only are the hypercapitalists beginning to O.D. on their greed drug, their stash itself is so full to bursting that the hidden hoards in Switzerland actually took on a life of their own, so to speak. It turns out that just holding on to all that excess finance got to be too much, and the Swiss National Bank decided to both un-peg the franc from the Euro and also to charge depositors a fee -- an interest rate of *minus* 0.75% -- to guard the hidden stashes, mostly ill-gotten gained since the meltdown of 2008. It is getting too ... more »

Former Marine and Guantanamo Guard Claims the CIA Murdered Detainees

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
Chris Carrington Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman joined the Marines in 1985, and was on duty when three detainees held at a black site in Guantanamo Bay supposedly committed suicide. He insists the official version of events is impossible. At the time of their deaths, Salah Ahmed Al-Salami, 37, from Yemen, Mani Shaman Al-Utaybi, 30, from Saudi Arabia, and Yasser Talal Al-Zahrani, 22, also from Saudi Arabia, had not been charged with any crimes. In an interview with Vice News Hickman explained why he thinks the suicide version of events is impossible: “They would have had to al... more »

Urgent UK Action Needed: Governor Jindal in London on Monday --Stop Him From Speaking Now

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 13 hours ago
To all A3 supporters, please pick up the telephone and make 2 calls now. Governor Bobby Jindal will be in London on Monday speaking at the House of Commons about democracy and human rights whilst the state of Louisiana impedes justice for Albert. He has been invited by Damian Collins MP and The Henry Jackson Society so we need to call them now and let them know that Jindal should not be given a platform to speak as: · Louisiana incarcerates more people that anywhere in the world · He has refused to take action to end the injustice being perpetrated on Albert by the Stat... more »


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
There’s a good piece in the Telegraph by Allison Pearson. I particularly noticed this bit: Some things, however, are no laughing matter. At dinner recently, a Jewish friend shocked me. “We’ve been thinking about whether we should get out sooner rather than later,” Anna said. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, Anna, her husband and their three lovely kids are as British as you or me. Sadly, it looks like she was merely giving voice to a widespread unease. Anti-semitism is nowhere near as bad here as it is in France, but a new poll reveals that more than half of British Jews fear ... more »

Anti-fascist/ Separatist Forces Claim Control of Donetsk Airport

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*I am not using the NYT's headlines-* While I do personally believe Russia is assisting these fighters, without evidence to support that belief, it also seems sensible that the separatist fight with Kiev is much larger then Russia's interest alone.The actions of the fascist, technocratic regime in Kiev played a very big role in creating this rebellion. If the rebels have taken the airport in Donetsk- it's a win for the rebels, but, also means the war will kick up a notch or two if it hasn't already. It does seem the rebels have taken the airport at this time. *Qualifiers aside, he... more »

Anti-Terrorism Raids Being Conducted Throughout Europe -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* A dozen people are quizzed over terror raids in Paris as 200 police swoop on properties linked to jihadists in Germany this morning * * Police carried out raids in five areas of Paris while conducting arrests * Quizzed over any possible 'logistical support' they gave the gunmen * Raids came after two suspected Jihadists killed in neighbouring Belgium * Police suspected they were planning 'a Belgium Charlie Hebdo' * German police also arrested two suspects believed to have extremist links *WNU Editor*: It looks like they are rounding up the networks and the usual suspe... more »

World News Briefs -- January 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Fifteen detained after Belgian police kill Islamist gunmen* *MIDDLE EAST* Eleven more air strikes hit Islamic State *in Syria, Iraq: U.S. military*. Lebanon boosts security *outside French embassy*. Turkey PM likens Netanyahu *to Paris attackers*. Hezbollah reserves right to retaliate *against Israeli attacks on Syria*. Saudi postpones* flogging of liberal blogger*. Kerry and Iran's Zarif set *for Paris nuclear talks: sources*. Expert: Obama to *veto new Iran sanctions*. The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: Kingdom plans to build 600-mile barrier from Jordan to Kuwait *in... more »

Kerry plays the fool in France...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*and brings along washed up James Taylor to sing "You've Got a Friend" to Hollande.* People died violently at the hands of Islamic crazies, and we offer up James Taylor? It just doesn't get anymore trite and moronic than this. Here's some pics that could use captions. You can see more (if you dare) at The Daily Mail.

While World Attention Is Diverted (On Purpose) Elsewhere: Russia Just Pulled Itself Out Of The Petro-Dollar!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
Yes, so much attention has been focused in on the bogus "Charlie Hebdo shootings" in Paris France the last few days that little attention has gone to what really matters in the world, which is of course the world economic situation and its impending slide into oblivion....I have long said that is done on purpose to keep peoples' attention focused elsewhere while their very livelihoods are about to radically change and probably permanently... I came across a most important article the other day that I want to share with all of my own readers here... It comes from the "Zero Hedge" webs... more »

Top 7 Foods to Boost Brainpower

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - If you want to boost your brainpower, one of the best choices you can make is to eat more unprocessed whole foods. The post Top 7 Foods to Boost Brainpower appeared first on Waking Times.

Japan's Robot Restaurants

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
The video reminds me of the original Battlestar Galatica. Its been more than a decade since I walked the future streets of Japan. Even in that day it was living a William Gibson novel. A great memory of those days was visiting the Cavern club. Four Japanese Mop tops somewhat resembling the fab four did note perfect renditions of all the Beatles hits. I imagine very soon groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stone will be represented by perfect robots and perform in endless perfection. I also hope they do Pink Floyd's the Wall with Van Morrison as a guest singer.

Enlightenment: Wanting it vs. Working for It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Wes Annac* - Most of us are reaching a point where we can’t stand the way the world is right now and we want to make a change, but the best way to make this change is to make it from within. The post Enlightenment: Wanting it vs. Working for It appeared first on Waking Times.

Obama Regime Goes to Bush Playbook in Pushing Fear to Crush Civil Liberties

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
The ability to easily succumb to fear has become a huge flaw in the American character since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The government and it’s media propaganda arms have successfully and consistently sold the public on the fear of terrorism in order to expand state power, rake in mammoth profits off of the war on terror and gut the U.S. Constitution. It has worked perfectly as Americans have meekly surrendered their civil liberties and through their tax dollars paid for their own enslavement. NSA surveillance and data-mining, the rise of the militarized police state and the ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014 ) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise. Theodore Roosevelt participated in the exercise with the Peruvian submarine BAP Islay (SS 35), the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Theodore Roosevelt is underway preparing for future deployments. *Matthew Gjertsen, Task & Purpose *-- *The US 2015 Defense Budget Is Staggeringly... more »

Fozzie Bear Fascism: Obama Launches War on "Extremists"

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
As Chicago Mayor and former Democrat power broker Rahm Emanuel famously put it *“never let a serious crisis go to waste”* and Emperor Obama gets it. With the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris, a mysterious (and probably bogus) alleged ISIS hijacking of CENTCOM social media and the hysteria in the aftermath of the to this day unproven North Korean involvement in the Sony hacking a crackdown is coming. Barack Obama is about to give birth to the war on “extremism”, the definition of which is so vague so as to potentially include political foes, activist groups, bloggers, independent wri... more »

Bartender Arrested in Alleged Boehner Poisoning Plot

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
In a breaking story so bizarre that it could be a headline from the satirical newspaper The Onion, authorities have arrested an Ohio man over a plot to allegedly poison Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. Granted, it isn’t foaming at the mouth Islamist jihadists storming Boehner’s office but the G-men were on the job to thwart what may have been an attempt to kill the second man in the line of secession for the presidency. As reported by the website of Cincinnatti’s WCPO TV in the story “EXCLUSIVE: FBI says John Boehner's West Chester bartender planned to poison him”: *E... more »

Did Ben Ray Luján Just Make His First Really Bad Mistake As DCCC Chairman... IA-01

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Monica Vernon-- not a progressive, barely even a Democrat but... rich Ex-Republican Monica Vernon officially announced that she's running for the IA-01 congressional seat-- the northeast corner of the state (Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown). It's a D+5 district that Obama won in 2008 with 58% and in 2012 with 56%. Last year, it was another solid blue district Steve Israel managed to lose to a Republican while he wrote *The Global War on Morris* on his cellphone. Israel has been running around whispering that the Democratic nominee, former Iowa House Speaker... more »

Say What?

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago
When I first read the tripe of Edmonton police chief Ron Knecht regarding my community as a source of terrorism funding, I rolled my eyes and probably uttered an expletive (sorry mom). I've grown used to the so-called "experts" out there spouting off about the region. The vast majority of this tripe isn't based on fact but since I can't obviously respond to every piece out there I've learned to grow selective in what I respond to. This latest nonsense though is so irresponsible that I can't let it pass. Apparently, Fort McMurray is a hot bed for terrorism. At least according ... more »

Nicely Timed CENTCOM Social Media Hacking Smells Like a Rat

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
Today’s latest installment in the National Security State’s relentless drive to implement even more surveillance and invasions of the privacy of law-abiding Americans comes courtesy of the military. Media hysteria is spiking today with a story that the social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) have been infiltrated and taken over by ISIS operatives. Pretty convenient if you have an onerous new cybersecurity bill that is ready to be crammed down the throats of Americans. This also comes on the heels of last week’s savage murders of ten members of Frenc... more »

Obama Pimps Cybersecurity Bill and Further Gutting of the Constitution

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
Despite his enduring historic infamy at least Adolf Hitler was somewhat upfront with the Germans as he sowed the seeds of the destruction of their country. This is not the case with Emperor Barack Obama, a peerless con artist and snake oil salesman with as much an aversion to the truth as he has contempt for the Constitution. Obama was always hailed as a Constitutional law professor by the flacks, shills and propagandists who sold the schmucks on hope and change and his Harvard pedigree would seem to back that. However, given the ongoing dismantling of our no longer quite so free ... more »

Why Pope Francis is AWESOME

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
Gesturing towards Alberto Gasparri, a Vatican official who organises pontifical trips and who was standing next to him on board the plane, he said: *“If my good friend Dr Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch in the nose.”* Throwing a pretend punch, the Pope said:* “It’s normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.”*

To The Showers

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.post-gazette.com/ An election is in the offing. And Stephen Harper has come to the plate swinging. But, Michael Harris writes, he already has three strikes against him. Strike One is his record on the environment: They have greedily championed oil and gas while doing nothing to protect air and water. Consider the piece of legislation with the Orwellian name — the Navigable Waters Protection Act. NDP house leader Nathan Cullen said it as well as anyone could: “It means the removal of almost every lake and river we know fro... more »

Republicans Now Have Cover to Fund the Homeland Security Gestapo

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 16 hours ago
With Mitch McConnell and John Boehner having now been officially crowned as leaders of the new Republican majority in Congress it is time to begin to do away with all of those pesky promises. The most bothersome to the corrupt establishment is the threatening to withhold funds from the Department of Homeland Security. Back when the pork stuffed abomination that was the “Cromnibus” was rammed through, the GOP leadership effectively punted on challenging Emperor Obama’s decree granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.The argument at the time being that funding the governme... more »

Google Without Glasses and Going to Bits

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 16 hours ago
All technology has a life cycle which starts with creation, through; prototyping, adoption, adaption, development and finally obsolescence. Some make the full cycle others stumble at first base. Today we read that the much publicised Google Glass eyewear technology is to be effectively pulled by Google in its present form. Future versions will be pursued, but by a different division and those who shelled out $1,500 (£990) will now be owners of the latest ‘Delorean’ technology, which obviously will now become a collectible novelty. The Glass initiative was launched in the US in 2013... more »

Nancy Grace Flashback: ''Marijuana Users Stab, Strangle and Kill Whole Families''

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
*Truthstream Media* Remember this? After Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use, Nancy Grace found it within herself to claim that people who use it kill whole families. Of course, back when she was covering the Trayvon Martin case and found out Mr. Martin had used it, she had a whole different take on the matter…. It would appear the great Colorado marijuana bloodbath of 2014 never actually happened. I think ‘ol Nancy is trying to be to pot what Piers Morgan has made himself to the 2nd Amendment; i.e., a really annoying, outlandish establishment agenda disinfo-bot hu... more »

China's Top Spymaster Arrested For Corruption

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Ma Jian. (Internet photo) *Reuters:* *China investigates senior spy chief on graft charges* *WNU Editor:* When China's top intelligence officers are being investigated and detained for corruption .... that is when you know that they are REALLY cleaning-out house, and that no one is immune from the prosecutor. I am sure this detention is sending shock-waves in a Chinese institution that has always been immune from this type of thing .... even during the purges of the Cultural Revolution. *More News On The Investigation And Detention of China's Top Spy Chief* Chinese spymaster Ma Ji... more »

US is Preparing up to 5k Militants That Would Flee to ISIL

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci Reported along the peripheries of the Western media, it was reported recently that some 3,000 so-called "moderate rebels" of the "Free Syrian Army" had defected to the "Islamic State" (ISIS). While not the first time so-called "moderates" have crossed over openly to Al Qaeda or ISIS, it is one of the largest crossovers that has occurred. With them, these 3,000 fighters will bring weapons, cash, equipment, and training provided to them by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United States, the UK, and perhaps most ironic of all in the wake of the recent terror attack in Paris,... more »

Can The Fuse To Economic Collapse Be Much Longer?

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
By Rory Hall Listen very, very carefully to the first two minutes of this video. This is from one of the top tier presstitute media. Ken is only allowed to say what his masters allow him to say. Don’t believe me? Read this, then watch this video. How much more gold has left for China to fill those “*2,000 metric ton vaults being built all over China*” since this was recorded? What actions have you taken to protect your family? If you haven’t started, think about what is actually happening. The BRICS, along with The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, have their plans in place, and ... more »

Unfunny jokes

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Following the update to the previous thread to the effect that there suddenly seems to be a move to persuade the world that ‘the ‘the prophet Mohammed’ (to distinguish him from any other ordinary Mohammed/Mohammad, and not to imply that he’s *everyone’s* prophet) - that the Muslim prophet whose image must not be reproduced, is forgiving and would rise above criticism with a smile. Well, maybe not with a smile."The prophet just rose above it" Mehdi Hasan said it on Question Time, and later on This Week the Muslim ‘comedienne’ Shazia Mirza said it again. What is going on here? Has the... more »

Musical Interlude: John Denver, “The Eagle and the Hawk”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*John Denver, “The Eagle and the Hawk”* “I am the eagle, I live in high country, In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky. I am the hawk and there's blood on my feathers, But time is still turning, they soon will be dry. And all those who see me, and all who believe in me Share in the freedom I feel when I fly... Come dance with the west wind, and touch on the mountain tops Sail o'er the canyons and up to the stars. And reach for the heavens, and hope for the future, And all that we can be, and not what we are...”

CENSORED NEWS: Video: Opening Arguments Arizona Ethnic Studies Ba...

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
CENSORED NEWS: Video: Opening Arguments Arizona Ethnic Studies Ba...: JANUARY 12, 2015 Maya Arce v. John Huppenthal  Oral Argument The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in  Maya Arce v.... more »

Video: Opening Arguments Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban in Ninth Circuit

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
JANUARY 12, 2015 Maya Arce v. John Huppenthal Oral Argument The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Maya Arce v. John Huppenthal, on the constitutionality of Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies programs in public schools. Watch 44 minutes, opening arguments at C-Span: http://www.c-span.org/video/?323730-1/maya-arce-v-john-huppenthal-oral-argument Read more at Censored News

Hostages Taken at Paris Post Office ( January 16 , 2015 ) - BREAKING - Gunman surrenders -------A New Saga in France ? Breaking news - at this point it appears one man has taken hostages , motives unknown - Updated as relevant

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-16/hostages-taken-paris-suburb-post-office-afp-reports Hostages Taken In Paris Suburb Post Office, AFP Reports [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/16/2015 07:29 -0500 - Post Office inShare Just a flashing headline for now from Bloomberg citing AFP: - *HOSTAGES TAKEN IN POST OFFICE IN PARIS SUBURB, POLICE SAY: AFP* It is unclear if this is a continuation to the tragic events from last week, and if there is any terrorist component to this situation, however it is worth noting that there were overnight warnings o... more »

FBI Thwarts Terror Plot on Capitol (That They Planned)

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 16 hours ago
Eric Blair The FBI is at it again. Creating fake terror plots to justify their existence. And this plot hits on all the themes one would expect from a good fake terror plot. The FBI initially found a patsy by trolling Twitter for support of ISIS. That's exciting because finding someone retarded enough to admit support for murderers is really difficult. Then they sent an in-house jihadist to team up with the patsy to plan a grand terror attack on the nation's Capitol. Heroically, the moment the 20-year-old patsy said he would "go forward with violent jihad" the FBI steps in and de... more »

Swiss National Bank Euro Cap Removal Aftermath - FX Brokers forces out of business and SNB takes a 75 Billion Euro hit ( January 16 , 2015 ) - Review of the ruins left behind after the shock move by SNB ..... Greek Election items ......ECB scrutiny as QE decision looms January 22 , 2015 ...

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets...... BullionStar retweeted *Joseph Weisenthal* ‏@TheStalwart 7m7 minutes ago Here's the Swiss yield curve. Negative interest rates all the way through through 12 years. [image: Embedded image permalink] *Nouriel Roubini* ‏@Nouriel 2h 2 hours ago SNB pulls out of global FX war by RGE's Brunello Rosa https://www. roubini.com/analysis/swiss-national-bank-pulls-out-of-global-fx-war … $ *Teacher Dude* ‏@teacherdude 5m 5 minutes ago Wonder how sudden rise in value of *Swiss* *Franc* against *euro* is going to impact their tourism and exports? *MineForNothing* ‏... more »

Mistrial Allows South Carolina Police Chief to Get Murder Charge Dropped

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
L: Bailey Family photo, R: Reuters/The Times and Democrat/Larry Hardy Amanda Warren An ongoing story concerning a former South Carolina police chief who killed an unarmed man has recently received a great deal of national attention. Much of the press, even in the alternative media, has been positive because it marks one of the rare times an officer even makes it into the courtroom after taking a life. Any hopeful expectations of justice came crashing down, however, when on Tuesday morning a hung jury prompted the judge to declare a mistrial. Bernard Bailey had come to his daught... more »

A PATRIOT Act For Europe?

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 17 hours ago
Mac Slavo The irony is almost worse than 9/11. Then, President Bush responded by stating, with bravado, that they attacked us because they hate our freedoms. This time, the attack against the publication of satirical Mohammed cartoon, was not only an act of terrorism, but an attack on the spirit of free speech. And the government response this time? After staging a photo op of world leaders, various heads of state have proposed new waves of surveillance and repressive attempts to ban encryption and violate the freedom of speech in communication devices through new spy policies a... more »

Here Is Your Chance To Solve Some Of The World's Biggest UFO Mysteries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The information was transferred online after John Greenewald, who runs a website called The Black Vault, submitted thousands of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests *Daily Mail:* *Can you solve some of the world’s biggest UFO mysteries? Rare microfilms of alien sightings are now available online for free* ** The files relate to USAF investigations into UFO from 1947-1969* They were conducted under 'Project Blue Book' which ended in 1970* More than 700 cases remain unsolved, accounting for 5.5% of the files * *WNU Editor:* As an amateur astronomer who spent God only knows ho... more »

A Sign Of The Times

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago

Paul Craig Roberts' intro: "The cost to Europe of complying with Washington’s sanctions against Russia has reached the breaking point: If this report is correct it sounds like the Russians have had enough of the dumbshits in Washington and Washington’s dumbshit vassals in Europe. Russia says: the natural gas no longer goes through Ukraine. It goes to Turkey. If Europe wants it, Europe can build the pipeline from Turkey. Perhaps Europe will freeze to death this winter and nothing will be left of Washington’s puppet state empire. Then Washington would have to stand alone as a war criminal aggressor without European cover."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 18 hours ago
------------------------------ Russia Cuts Off Ukraine Gas Supply To 6 European Countries [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/14/2015 20:30 -0500 *Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian state energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine* amid accusations, according to The Daily Mail, that its neighbor has been siphoning off and stealing Russian gas. Due to these *"transit risks for European consumers in the territory of Ukraine,"* Gazprom cut gas exports to Europe by 60%, plunging the continent into an energy crisis "within hours."... more »

Papers by BICEP2, Keck, and Planck out soon

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*...and other news from the CMB Minnesota conference...* *Off-topic:* I won't post a new blog post on the "warmest 2014" measurements and claims. See an updated blog post on RRSS AMSU for a few new comments and a graph on the GISS and NCDC results. The Twitter account of Kevork Abazajian of UC Irvine seems to be the most useful public source where you may learn about some of the most important announcements made at a recent CMB+Pol conference in Minnesota (January 14th-16th, 2015). Is BICEP2's more powerful successor still seeing the gravitational waves? Here are the tweets: ... more »

Landing craft utility ship for Indian Navy launched at GRSE

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: LCU L53]The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk IV project, Yard 2094, for the Indian Navy was launched at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata here Friday, in the presence of Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and his wife Reena Lanba. Invocations from Atharva Veda were recited in Sanskrit and English at the start of the launch. Reena Lanba named the ship as ‘LCU L53’ and wished the ship good luck before launch. Launching of Yard 2094, designed in-house and built by GRSE for the Indian Navy ... more »

Friday linkfest.

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*Barreling past grape vines east of Jhuolan in Maioli* Some links... since I'm busy. - After Spring Scream, Taiwan's southern rivers flow with drugs - New paths in Little Wulai opened outside Taipei. - Taiwan Insider from Thinking Taiwan. News/Link roundup - Interview with Taiwan Cosplayer (article title is coincidence, nothing to do with me) - Prosecutors waste four years chasing nonsense "vote flashing" charges in city council elections, instead of chasing actual corrupt politicians. Of course those charged were DPP politicians. The ruling paves the way for ... more »

This Is What US$2 Looks Like In Belarusian Rubles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
h/t @EvgenyFeldman *WNU Editor: *This graph shows how much their currency has collapsed* in the past two decades*. On a personal note .... I have friends who live in Minsk. They asked me during the holidays if I can get them a job in Moscow or in Saint Petersburg. As they told me .... all of the young people want to bail out of that country .... which is a shame .... when I was young I always enjoyed going to Belarus for camping trips .... it is an incredibly beautiful country. *Hat Tip*: Zero Hedge

Ministry of Defence orders £228m of super missiles to protect the Falklands as Argentina strengthens its air force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Ministry of Defence are to order £228million of super missiles to protect the Falklands as Argentina seeks to bolster its air force, it has been reported. The British territory in the South Atlantic is currently protected by ageing Rapier missile batteries. Last month, it was reported that Argentina was looking to strengthen its air force by leasing attack jets from Russia. Read more

GD to start production of Mk46 Mod 2 gun weapon systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mk46 modification (Mod) 2 gun weapon systems (GWS)]General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has been awarded a contract from the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to start production of Mk46 modification (Mod) 2 gun weapon systems (GWS). To be built as part of a $26.2m agreement, the systems will be integrated on the US Navy's littoral combat ships (LCS) and Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) vessels. The all-weather, day / night, fully stabilised weapon system will be used for a range of anti-surface and anti-air defence applications. Read more

"In The Time of Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"In the time of your life, live - so that in good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unwor... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 1.16.15”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up, 1.16.15” * By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “My top story is Switzerland and the surprise move to remove its cap against the Euro. This cap kept the two currencies roughly the same value–but not anymore. The move was such a surprise that even IMF Chief Christine Lagarde admitted the move by Swiss National bank (SNB) caught her off guard. It also caught currency traders by surprise as the Swiss franc soared by as much as 30%. Gold also spiked on the news. Why was this every-man-for-himself action taken by the SNB? It appears more money printing is coming, and t... more »

French Navy Horizon Class Destroyer Chevalier Paul Succeeds in Complex Air Defense Test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Aster 30 SAM]The "missile test" division of the French procurement agency (DGA) and the French Navy conducted on 13 January 2015 a complex firing test: The scenario consisted in the launch of an Aster 30 surface-to-air missile from the Horizon class air defense destroyer Chevalier Pau" (D621) against an air target pursuing a friendly aircraft. The objective was to confirm the discrimination and intercept ability of the Aster 30 missile when faced with two very interlinked radar tracks. The French Navy DCNS-built Horizon class Destroyers are advanced warships dedicated to ai... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) Russia's National Defense Control Center. © Alexei Druzhinin/Russian presidential press service/TASS

Belgium terror suspects 'planned to seize passenger bus' per Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
This Telegraph report is frankly terrifying. Coming to the UK and the rest of the Western world soon? 'Three terror suspects, equipped with Belgian police uniforms, four Kalashnikov assault rifles, handguns and explosives, were planning to seize a passenger bus, according to reports Heavily armed Belgian terrorists were planning to seize a passenger bus and take hostages, according to press reports. Two jihadists who were recently returned from Syria were killed on Thursday by Belgian special forces after a raid on their apartment in Verviers, near the German border with Belgium. ... more »

Labour plans were 'ill-conceived and misguided' during financial crisis per The Telegraph reporting on Bank of England minutes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The Telegraph recently reported thus: 'Bank of England meeting minutes reveal officials' concerns about Gordon Brown's plans to solve banking crisis The Labour government put the financial recovery at risk by rushing through new laws despite the Bank of England warning they were 'ill-conceived and misguided', newly-released documents reveal. Minutes from meetings held by the Bank's directors at the height of the financial crisis from 2007 to 2009 have been published for the first time. The minutes reveal tensions between the government, the Bank and the Financial Services Authority,... more »

Northrop Grumman Wins ICBM Ground Subsystems Support Contract with Potential Value of $963.5 Million

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM]The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for the support of Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground Subsystems. Northrop Grumman is the sole award recipient for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that is worth $963.5 million, with an initial award value of approximately $4.4 million. The work will be performed by Northrop Grumman personnel at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Omaha, Nebraska; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and San Bernardino, California. "Northrop Grumman conti... more »

Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: B-52H Stratofortress]Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H Stratofortress fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Boeing, and now Edwards AFB, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the bombers newest upgrade. This new upgrade comes in the form of a Conventional Rotary Launcher (CRO), which members from the 419th Flight Test Squadron, the Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force and Boeing installed on an Edwards AFB B-52H this p... more »

Russia Will Test Launch Iskander-M Missiles During March Drills

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Iskander-E tactical ballistic missile]Two missile battalions of the Central Military District (CMD) will test launch a number of Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles during exercises in southern Russia in March, CMD spokesperson Col. Yaroslav Roshupkin said Thursday. "In early March, after the completion of military training courses, the full-size unit will take part in combat launching exercises at the Kapustin Yar testing range," Roshupkin said. The spokesperson added that two CMD missile force battalions have arrived at a testing range in Astrakhan Region to undergo an ... more »

Lithuania Prints A Manual On "How To Survive A Russian Invasion'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Reuters:** Worried about Russia? Lithuania says 'Keep calm and read the war manual'* *Update:* Lithuania prints ‘Russian invasion’ survival manual -- RT *WNU Editor:* Here is a sample of what is in the manual .... .... * “Keep a sound mind, don’t panic and don’t lose clear thinking,” the manual advises. “Gunshots just outside your window are not the end of the world.” * You just cannot make this up.

F-35 jet is said to be on track to meet US combat use targets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet is on track both to meet the Marine Corps's July target to declare the jet ready for combat use and to meet the Air Force's target date a year later, top U.S. military officials said Thursday. The F-35 B-model, which can take off from shorter runways and land like a helicopter, was making good progress and should meet the Marine Corp's target for initial combat use, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told reporters after a speech at the annual conference of the Surface Navy Association. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark We... more »

Japan should launch second Izumo class aircraft carrier August 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: DDH-183 Izumo]The Izumo-class helicopter destroyer or 22DDH is a type of new helicopter carrier class being constructed for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). If Izumo-class ships were to operate fixed-wing aircraft, it would be limited to STOVL (short take-off, vertical landing) aircraft, which Japan recently acquired F-35A and a possible of F-35B. At 250 meters (820 feet) long, and reportedly displacing 19,000 tons [empty, but 27000 loaded], the ship can carry 14 helicopters. Read more

Say Hello To China's New 11-Barrel Hypersonic Missile Killer

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: 0]The future of naval warfare will likely include lasers, auto-cannons, and hypersonic missiles launched from the other side of the horizon. But while it may not have a defense against frickin' lasers, China's newly unveiled Type 1130 close-in weapon system can make short work of inbound warheads travelling at four times the speed of sound. It reportedly does so by spewing 10,000 rounds per minute-166 rounds per second-perforating any inbound threat well before it can do any damage to the PLA Type 054A frigate that the 1130 has been installed on. Read more

The Pope in Manila, Security Paranoia vs People on the Roads

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
Pope Francis' visit here is nice and good. The Philippines is the only predominantly-Catholic country in Asia, about 80 percent of its 100 million population consider themselves as Catholics. Thus, a visit of the Pope is a big event for many people here. But I saw in tv that the security system laid by the PH is OA and too paranoid. Why? 1. Closure of the airport (NAIA) for five hours, 2-7pm yesterday. The Pope's plane from Sri Lanka was scheduled to arrive at 5:45pm yesterday but the government closed the airport at 2pm, Five of zero activity at the airport except the arrival of ... more »

ABP divests from Indian company over nuclear weapon allegations

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Arihant]The €334bn civil service scheme ABP has divested its €20m stake in India’s Larsen & Toubro after the company allegedly failed to clarify its involvement in the manufacture of submarines with the ability to carry nuclear weapons. In the pension fund’s opinion, the company failed to respond adequately to allegations of direct involvement in the manufacture of nuclear weapons in defiance of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Last April, ABP stated that Larsen & Toubro did not manufacture tailor-made products for nuclear arms systems, and therefore did not violate ... more »

SECNAV unveils new name for LCS: the 'fast frigate'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Independence & USS Freedom]The much derided littoral combat ship program is here to stay, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Thursday, and it's getting an upgrade: a name change. Going forward, new Freedom- and Independence-class ships will be christened under the frigate designation that's more suited to the ship's missions, Mabus said in a speech at the annual Surface Navy Association symposium outside Washington, D.C. "We are going to change the hull designation of the LCS class ships to FF," Mabus said, as frigates have been designated. "It will still be the same sh... more »

Australian Cabinet Overhaul Delays US$25 Billion Defense Tenders

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Collins class SSK]Australian defense tenders valued at US$25 billion have been delayed by a cabinet reshuffle in Tony Abbott ’s government—a move likely to frustrate a suite of big overseas contractors eager to supply new state-of-the-art military hardware. According to defense officials familiar with the matter, one delay is to an US$8 billion tender for new armored vehicles that was due to start in mid-January. Ministers are still hoping the process will attract bids from defense contractors from as far away as the U.S. and Europe. Among other projects forced onto the back... more »

Russia's new assassin sub has a fatal flaw

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Project 885 Yasen (Graney) class SSN]It's official. K-560 Severodvinsk, Moscow's newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, has joined the Russian navy. That's bad news for most countries that could conceivably face Russia in a conflict. The expensive, quiet, 13,800-ton Yasen-class submarine is arguably one of the most sophisticated in the world — and she's just the first of her class. But the one country that doesn't have much reason to worry is the United States, which has a significantly larger and more modern submarine force. Read more

China pitches S-26T submarine for Royal Thai Navy contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 039A Yuan-class SSK]The state-run China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation officially introduced its S-26T submarine to the defense ministry of Thailand on Jan. 12 to strengthen the military-to-military relationship between Beijing and Bangkok, according to Duowei News, an outlet operated by overseas Chinese. After the decommissioning of the Royal Thai Navy's four Matchanu-class submarines, the nation has not operated submarines for more than 60 years. Now, however, some officials in the country's military government believe submarines are needed to defend the nation's ... more »

Russia set to sue France over non-delivery of warships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]Russia will take France to court within six months over its failure to deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to the Russian navy, the Russian Defense Minister has said. Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday that the Kremlin had already asked why the ships had not been delivered by France, as per an agreement between two countries, but had failed to get an adequate answer. The Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation issued a warning notice to France on Jan. 13 after the delivery of the Vladivostok, scheduled to be delivered in late 2014, ... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde

Russian Navy gets new-generation intelligence ship

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RFS Yuri Ivanov]The first Project-18280 intelligence ship Yury Ivanov has been signed over to the Russian Navy, spokesman for the St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Verf shipyard told TASS on Wednesday. “The vessel has already been signed over to the Navy - the acceptance act was signed at the end of last year,” the shipyard source said. The communication ship (medium reconnaissance ship, 2nd rank) of Project 18280 is the largest Russian vessel of this class. Read more

Germany Entire Global Spy Network Has Been Compromised

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*The Telegraph:* *Thousands of German spies at risk after double-agent stole list of identities * *Double agent working for US, identified only as Markus R, may have sold top-secret details of 3,500 German intelligence officers posted abroad, according to Bild newspaper* *WNU Editor:* For a few thousand dollars he sold secrets to everyone .... even to Germany's sworn enemies. As intelligence failures go .... this is a massive one because it involves the secret identities of 3500 German agents worldwide. *More News On Germany's Spy Network Being Compromised* BND double agent stole... more »

Musical Interlude: Stephen Sicard, Logos, “Fraternite Angelique”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Stephen Sicard, Logos, “Fraternite Angelique” - https://www.youtube.com/

Tasks and tea

risa bear at A Way to Live - 22 hours ago
Conditions are murky, and one wants to stay by the fire, but some necessary activities are beginning to assert themselves. A thing that needs doing is testing the new broadfork to see how it works. I'm not quite ready to lock the poultry out of the main garden, even the upper part, which is often planted in April or even late March with things like peas and early greens. That's still a ways off and I want every inch gone over by the ducks again and again. Susannah, too, who finds all the weeds as they sprout. So I have looked at the bed by the summer deck. Last year it had one or... more »

3,000 "Moderate Rebels" Defect to ISIS - US Preparing 5,000 More

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
Harbinger of what's to become of US "rebel army" it plans to stand up in spring. *January 16, 2015 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Reported along the peripheries of the Western media, it was reported recently that some 3,000 so-called "moderate rebels" of the "Free Syrian Army" had defected to the "Islamic State" (ISIS). While not the first time so-called "moderates" have crossed over openly to Al Qaeda or ISIS, it is one of the largest crossovers that has occurred. With them, these 3,000 fighters will bring weapons, cash, equipment, and training provided to them by Saudi Arabia, Qata... more »

European Parliament's Head of Press Tweets Muslims 'Being Framed' for Paris Attack per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Breitbart reports: 'EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT'S HEAD OF PRESS TWEETS MUSLIMS 'BEING FRAMED' FOR PARIS ATTACK by A.B. SANDERSON 7 Jan 2015 The Head of the European Parliament's Press Service has tweeted that the shooting of staff at the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine might not have been committed by Muslims. Marjory Van Den Broeke took to her twitter account to say that "if she wanted to frame smone (someone) I would [shout 'Allahu Akbar']" referring to the video released of the gunmen. Her tweet has caused outrage and she has tried to backtrack, saying her tweet was misinterpreted: R... more »

ISIS Intelligence Commander Who Appeared In A Video Where A Child Executed Two Russian Agents Is Killed Days Later In Kobane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Abu Sa'ad al-Dāghistāni was killed days after he appeared in ISIS' latest shocking video *Daily Mail:* *ISIS intelligence commander is killed days after he appeared in a shocking video standing next to alleged 'child executioner'* * Fighter - named as Abu Sa'ad al-Dāghistāni - thought to be killed in Kobane * Came days after ISIS released a video featuring him and a young boy * The shocking video showed the boy apparently executing two Russians * al-Dāghistāni is said to be a an intelligence commander within ISIS *WNU Editor: *This is a strange case. One .... I believe that the *vide... more »

Saudi Arabia Decides To Build A Wall On Its Border To Keep Out The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A member of the Saudi border guards force stands guard next to a fence on Saudi Arabia's northern borderline with Iraq. July 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters *Washington Times*: *Saudi Arabia building 600-mile ‘Great Wall’ to keep out Islamic State* *WNU Editor*: Saudi Arabia criticized Israel when they built their wall to keep out Palestinian terrorists a decade ago .... and now they are building one themselves. If you live long enough .... you can see all the contradictions that life can bring. *More News On Saudi Arabia Deciding To Build A Wall On Its Border To Keep Out The Islamic... more »

China Is Facing A Deflationary Debt Spiral

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph*: *Bank of America warns of 'lethal' damage to China's financial system as deflation deepens* *'Deflation, Devaluation, and Default' loom in China this year. The denouement for Shanghai's bourse will not be pretty, says the US bank. * *WNU Editor:* Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has been predicting tough times for China in the past few years .... but it looks like for this year he may be right. I have not been back to China for the past two years .... but my Chinese friends who live there are all telling me the same thing .... the boom years are co... more »

It's hard to think of many more inspiriting musical greetings than the start of Johann Strauss II's "Tales from the Vienna Woods"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra play the Waltz King's Tales from the Vienna Woods -- and with an actual zither for the zither solo at 1:56! (Not all conductors and orchestras use an actual zither. The zither version is much more piquant than the schmaltzy alternative for solo-string ensemble.)* *by Ken* By the time music started coming out of the headphones I was already thinking there wasn't going to be music after all, just odd assorted beeps and blips and a background of hiss. The first time, the offer of music had been a surprise, and oddly assorted though the ... more »

A Sign Of The Times

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago

Pope on Paris attacks: Don't kill in the name of faith, but don't ridicule religion either

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
"No nation in the world has ever been founded on atheism." - Giambattista Vico. *Title: Pope on Paris attacks: Don't kill in the name of faith, but don't ridicule religion either. Rome Reports. Date Published: January 15, 2015. * "It's true that one cannot react violently, but if Dr. Gasbarri, who is a good friend of mine, insulted my mother, he should expect a punch." - Pope Francis. This Pope is awesome.

China's Miltiary And Diplomatic Presence Is Growing In South Sudan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China has been proactive in diplomatic efforts to pacify South Sudan, where it has invested heavily but where civil war has slashed oil production. Photograph: Joe Chan/Reuters *Voice of America*: *China Peacekeepers in South Sudan to Focus on Protecting Civilians, UN Says* *WNUI Editor:* If the focus of the Chinese military presence in Suuth Sudan is to protect civilians ... why is it that the South Sudanese army is well stocked with Chinese anti-aircraft missiles .... *Chinese Anti-Aircraft Missiles Appear in South Sudan* (Peter Dorrie, War Is Boring). *More News On The Growing ... more »

i'll just die if i don't get this recipe

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
all is full of love remote control war the stepford wives trailer

Jan. 16: ...And even the Irving press did good.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
First, you must read www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/01/quran-charlie-hebdo-radicalism-p-20151881632716947-html This is far the most intelligent commentary I have found on the Paris shootings. The writer sees the shootings not as a result of the teaching of Muhammed, but as a result of the collapse of Muslim society - and the resulting distortion of what Muhammed taught. I think he's right. Worse, I think one could made exactly the same case about the collapse of the Christian faith caused by a social crisis in the Western world. The Paris shootings, ISIL, all the rest, hav... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*New Orleans area hurricane levee designs should be reanalyzed by 2018, Corps of Engineers says ~Mark Schleifstein*

South Sudan's Civil War Could Cost The Country And The Region Tens Of Billions Of Dollars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America:* *Report: War in South Sudan Will Cost Country, Region Billions* *WNU Editor:* What also does not help South Sudan is that cheap oil prices has further decimated what remains of it's economy and finances .... *Cheap Oil Is Devastating South Sudan *(War Is Boring) *More News On The Economic Cost Of South Sudan's Civil War* Report counts cost of prolonged war in South Sudan -- Reuters South Sudan Conflict Could Cost Country $28B Over Five Years -- WSJ South Sudan’s Economy Dragged Down by War, Report Says -- WSJ South Sudan war costing billions, economists warn -- ... more »

Russia Shocks Europe By Ending All Gas Transfers Through Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
European dependance on Russian natural gas (image by Michael Collins) *Daily Mail*: *Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine* *WNU Editor: *This is a major announcement from Russia .... the equivalent of using a nuclear economic bomb .... and one that will severely impact Ukraine and all of Europe. Not surprising .... prices are now skyrocketing throughout Europe, and for a country like Ukraine that earned fees and concessions for this transfer .... that is now all but dead and one that will profoundly impact its finances. And while the internati... more »

Unity Rally in Paris Photo Op + Free Speech Hypocrisy Controversy

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
By TheLipTV The Paris Unity Rally was a good photo opportunity for many world leaders, but controversy has ensued with the staged display of politicians made to look as though they were in front of the 3.7 million people that took to the streets. Many also raised eyebrows at the presence of heads of state that themselves had persecuted journalists, yet now found the time to express solidarity with free speech and the rights of Charlie Hebdo. Visit TheLip.tv *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Manufactured 'Cascades' on Social Media Can Direct Behavior and Decisions

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Heather Callaghan *And how the 'cascade' can be directed...* Was the Internet or Social Media created for your benefit? The current set-up allows for some exposure of new ideas and online connection between friends and family. However, it is also a major surveillance tool and a boon to behavioral psychological researchers observing in secret. It turns out, human behavior (the most highly studied topic of all time) is so pathetically predictable - especially on social media - that its direction and influence can be cracked using a mathematical algorithm. Information cascades - off ... more »

Parents Across America Urge Action on ESEA and Testing

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Parents Across America Action Alert *Urgent action alert:ESEA and testing* As we mentioned in our last newsletter, Congress is moving pretty quickly now on the long-delayed reauthorization of ESEA, formerly NCLB. First up is a Senate education committee hearingon testing and accountability on January 21, and we want to be sure our Senators know by then that we expect them to make some real changes in the test-and-punish regime of NCLB. Most promising is a proposal from new Senate Education Committee chair Lamar Alexander, R-TN, who replaced retiring Senator Tom Harkin as the Repu... more »

What In The World Just Happened In Switzerland?

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Michael Snyder Central banks lie. That is what they do. Not too long ago, the Swiss National Bank promised that it would defend the euro/Swiss franc currency peg with the “utmost determination”. But on Thursday, the central bank shocked the financial world by abruptly abandoning it. More than three years ago, the Swiss National Bank announced that it would not allow the Swiss franc to fall below 1.20 to the euro, and it has spent a mountain of money defending that peg. But now that it looks like the EU is going to launch a very robust quantitative easing program, the Swiss Na... more »

CPS Investigating Parents for Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 1 day ago
Joshua Krause By all appearances, Daniel and Alexander Meitiv are smart, responsible parents who want to instill independence in their children. They don’t like to throw caution to the wind, but they do believe that kids should be granted some freedom, so that they may learn how to take care of themselves from an early age. They practice what’s known as “free range parenting” as opposed to hovering over their kids and showering them with fear and paranoia like most parents do these days. Unfortunately, their attempts to instill responsibility and self-reliance in their children h... more »

Wall Street Has A Rival In The Fight To Dominate Capitol Hill-- Foreign Interests Are Ponying Up Too

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
If our children still studied Civics, Ken Silverstein's book would be a perfect text Earlier today, we looked at how Wall Street banksters and their lobbyists have bought off the entire Republican Party and the influential Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- the New Dems and Blue Dogs. But Wall Street banksters aren't the only culprits in a self-serving jihad against American democracy. Yesterday, Michael Krieger, at Liberty Blitzkrieg, shined a light on how foreign governments and their agents are buying power in Congress as well. He quotes the Martin Gilens/Benjamin Page stu... more »

The Islamic State Is Being Hit Hard By Falling Oil Prices

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Robert Beckhusen, War Is Boring*: *Oil Prices Are Dropping Like a Rock—And Hitting Islamic State* *Update #1:* CTC Perspectives: The Impact of Crude’s Collapse on the Islamic State -- Combating Terrorism Center *Update #2:* How Effective Are The Attacks On Islamic State Oil Production? -- OilPrice.com *My Comment*: The Islamic State became a formidable force before they got involved in the oil business .... so that is why today .... oil must be just a bonus to them. But it is true that when oil was around $100/barrel .... Islamic State leaders probably developed plans and strateg... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 15, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Dashiell Bennett, The Atlantic: **Belgium Faces Its Own Terror Threat* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 15, 2015* Spies Scramble to Unravel Hebdo Mystery -- Nancy A. Youssef & Tim Mak, Daily Beast Oil Prices Are Dropping Like a Rock—And Hitting Islamic State -- Robert Beckhusen, War Is Boring The War with Radical Islam -- Jeffrey D. Sachs, Project Syndicate Al Qaeda Is Back In A Big Way -- Armin Rosen, Business Insider A Moment to Engage North Korea -- Bloomberg editorial Why the UN is planning fresh military offensive in Congo: briefing -- Ariel Zirulnick, C... more »

Musical lnterude: 2002, “The Dreaming Tree”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “The Dreaming Tree” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_hOphl_fsg&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Spiral galaxy NGC 1097 shines in southern skies, about 45 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. Its blue spiral arms are mottled with pinkish star forming regions in this colorful galaxy portrait. They seem to have wrapped around a small companion galaxy below and left of center, about 40,000 light-years from the spiral's luminous core. *Click image for larger size.* That's not NGC 1097's only peculiar feature, though. The very deep exposure hints of faint, mysterious jets, most easily seen to extend well beyond the bluish arms toward the left. In fact, four faint je... more »

The Dying of the Trees

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 1 day ago
Long, long ago, before the 1970s, thousands of people would make a springtime pilgrimage to the Catoctin woods of Maryland to enjoy the flowering dogwood trees. Today, the tourists no longer come, because 79 percent of the dogwoods are dead, and the rest are dying. A mystery fungus created a rapidly spreading blight, which penetrated the bark and blocked the flow of water and nutrients. It killed new dogwood seedlings. The experts were puzzled. Could the trees have been weakened by acid rain, smog, increased UV radiation, or a changing climate? The dogwood die-off captured the...more »

"I Wish You Enough"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I Wish You Enough" by Bob Perks "I never really thought that I'd spend as much time in airports as I do. I don't know why. I always wanted to be famous and that would mean lots of travel. But I'm not famous, yet I do see more than my share of airports. I love them and I hate them. I love them because of the people I get to watch. But they are also the same reason why I hate airports. It all comes down to "hello" and "goodbye." I must have mentioned this a few times while writing my stories for you. I have great difficulties with saying goodbye. Even as I write this I am experienc... more »

i am charlie

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
If you can't laugh at god who can you laugh at ? Charlie Hebdo

Chet Raymo, “Navigating”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Navigating”* by Chet Raymo “My ignorance grows by leaps and bounds. I try to keep up. I read "Science" and "Nature" every week. I check the new-book shelves in the college library for anything of interest. I do a modest amount of surfing science sources on the internet. Yet I fall farther and farther behind. The store of reliable human knowledge accumulates exponentially faster than my ability to assimilate. So I mostly tend my bailiwick. My own little garden of verses. The wispy bits of universe that cling to my life like an aura of places been, things seen, syllables heard. Mo... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Thanks for stopping by.

"A Lesson From A Pebble"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Lesson From A Pebble"* "Drop a pebble in the water and with just a splash it is gone; But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea. And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be. Drop a pebble in the water and in a minute you forget, But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet, And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown; You've disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone. Drop an unkind or careless word and in a minute it is gone; But ... more »

"Heaven And Hell"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Heaven And Hell"* by Paulo Coelho "The old monk sat by the side of the road. With his eyes closed, his legs crossed and his hands folded in his lap, he sat. In deep meditation, he sat. Suddenly his meditation was interrupted by the harsh and demanding voice of a samurai warrior. "Old man! Teach me about heaven and hell!" At first, as though he had not heard, there was no perceptible response from the monk. But gradually he began to open his eyes, the faintest hint of a smile playing around the corners of his mouth as the samurai stood there, waiting impatiently, growing more and ... more »

Visit to Chief Seattle's Grave

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
We walked 12-miles in the rain today from Bainbridge to Chief Seattle's grave on the Suquamish reservation. Around his grave site these words are inscribed in the stone: "Even the rocks that seem to lie dumb as they swelter in the sun along the silent seashore in solemn grandeur thrill with memories of past events connected with the fate of my people, and the very dust under your feet responds more lovingly to our footsteps than to yours, because it is the ashes of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch, for the soil is rich with the life of our k... more »

Ukraine and Russia Situation ( January 10 , 2015 )- Ukraine is already under the thumb of the West and Russia labors under the current sanction regimes of the EU / US , the ruble onslaught and the effects of drastically lower oil prices -- note the warnings of war as an end result

Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Russia..... Tweets and News Snippets..... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 5m 5 minutes ago #Russia may seek early repayment of $3bn lent to #*Ukraine*. Is 3bn bail bond w/ 60% GDP trigger. Could called in Apr. http:// itar-tass.com/en/economy/770608 … *Kyiv Post* ‏@KyivPost 18m 18 minutes ago #Russia threatens #Ukraine with $3bn loan recall ahead of new peace talks in Berlin on Jan 12 http://www.kyivpost.com/content/kyiv-p ost-plus/moscow-threatens-kyiv-with-3bn-loan-recall-ahead-of-peace-talks-377066.html … [image: Embedded image permalink] *** Today Fitch ... more »

World News Briefs -- January 15, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Time:* *Belgium Anti-Terror Raid Foils Imminent Attack* *MIDDLE EAST* ISIS losing Kobani* with 1,000 militants dead*. ISIL launches *fierce attacks across Iraq*. U.S.-led forces launch 22 air strikes *against militants in Syria, Iraq*. Iran announces construction *of two new nuclear plants*. Kerry says may meet *Iran's Zarif again this week*. Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers push ahead *on Iran sanctions - senior senator*. Saudi Arabia building 600-mile *‘Great Wall’ to keep out Islamic State*. Turkish premier equates *Israel's Netanyahu to Paris attackers*. US Consulate in Jerusale... more »

Louise Arbour: Over the edge: Deadly conflict in an interconnected world

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: Louise Arbour: Over the edge: Deadly conflict in an interconnected world. Source: IdeasIdees. Date Published: June 13, 2013. Description: * Inequalities within countries and between them are becoming more visible and less tolerable. Economic, social, cultural, religious differences generate conflict while personal ambitions and greed easily transform manageable conflicts into deadly ones. Ideas and institutional reforms in international conflict prevention have not kept pace with technological progress. Universal human rights, justice, security and prosperity for all, enco... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." - Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

Belgian Police Thwart 'Major Planned Terrorist Attacks' By Islamic State Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Anti-terror raid in Belgian town centre 'leaves two dead after 10-minute gun battle with Islamic State cell sent back to carry out attacks on Europe'* * Official says that the police anti-terror raid is 'jihadist-related' * Men targeted were under surveillance having returned from Syria last week * Islamic State video yesterday called for lone-wolf attacks in Europe * Comes after investigators said they were probing arms dealer who sold guns to deli killer Amedy Coulibaly *WNU Editor:* If reports on the Islamic State's involvement in sending this terror cell to Europ... more »

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J While one can conceptualize the loss of life and destruction resulting from present-day wars including Iraq and Afghanistan, it is impossible to fully comprehend the devastation which might result from a Third World War, using "new technologies" and advanced weapons,... Vía Global Research http://ift.tt/142j8Uc ...

Always with an eye for invention, former Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is championing a new clean water innovation for those living in third-world countries. And where does all this clean water come from? From human waste, and Gates has called it "delicious" after downing a big glass. "I would happily ...

The terror-murders of ten journalists and cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris is the direct result of the deliberate policy of mass Third World immigration, the relentless promotion of multiculturalism... The post Paris Terror Murder: Far left Establishment Hoisted on Own Mass Immigration, Multi-Culti, Pro-Israel Petard appeared first on The New ...

Third World Elites - and even Second World elites - flock to Murka to park their money. The beneficiaries of this B Team's money naturally are our elites. No one else can afford to create the dazzling luxuries banana republic thugs and Russian gangsters crave. ...
Common Dreams Poll: Leader of Anti-Austerity Podemos Party Could Be Spain's Next Prime Minister Speaking out forcefully against regressive economic policies that have devastated Spanish economy, Pablo Iglesias and his party have experienced meteoric rise in popularity in just one year by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias is steadily gaining popularity in ...

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By: Mada Masr Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced that "it's still possible for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to issue a pardon for the imprisoned Al Jazeera English journalists, if deemed appropriate," state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Tuesday. Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, Al Jazeera English's Cairo bureau chief, award-winning Australian journalist Peter Greste, ...

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