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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

25 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

10:29pm MST

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Intergalactic Radio Station”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 minutes ago
Vangelis, “Intergalactic Radio Station” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx3FPiHqG8U

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 29 minutes ago
"Some spiral galaxies are seen almost sideways. NGC 3190, one such galaxy, is the largest member of the Hickson 44 Group, one of the nearer groups of galaxies to our own Local Group of galaxies. *Click image for larger size.* Pictured above, finely textured dust lanes surround the brightly glowing center of this picturesque spiral. Gravitational tidal interactions with other members of its group have likely caused the spiral arms of NGC 3190 to appear asymmetric around the center, while the galactic disk also appears warped. NGC 3190 spans about 75,000 light years across and is visi... more »

"White House gives Fox accurate place cards at SOTU lunch" (HuffPost's Calvino Partigiani)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 29 minutes ago
*by Ken* Credit poor Shep Smith with keeping his cool as he notes how, at the White House SOTU lunch, he and Fox Noise colleague Bret Baier had place cards that identified their affiliation as just "FOX," unlike such nearby colleagues as Brian Williams of "NBC NEWS" and Scott Pelley of "CBS NEWS" and David Muir of "ABC NEWS." He says he thinks he and Bret will go with "News." If only it were their choice. Unfortunately for them, the decision as to what goes out on their network was decided from the inception by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, and in the years since, they've only ... more »

Review - Toxin Toxout

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 29 minutes ago
Toxins are everywhere ... in body care products, foods, clothing, new cars, and even water. They float in the air, settle in the earth, and pollute the environment in countless ways. They also harm us! Did you know that BPA (used in food packaging) has been linked to heart disease? Triclosan, a common ingredient in anti-bacterial products, is causing increased rates of allergies. C8, the stuff in Teflon, is being linked to all kinds of medical problems including cancer, thyroid disease, and high cholesterol. Those are just a few of the over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce tod... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Life Sentence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 29 minutes ago
*“A Life Sentence”* by Chet Raymo “’We each only really speak one sentence in our lifetime. That sentence begins with your first words, toddling around the kitchen, and ends with your last words… in a nursing home, the night-duty attendant vaguely on hand.” Where did that come from? A review by David Kirby of poet Mary Ruefle's new book, quoting Ruefle on a thought that Ezra Pound learned from Ernest Fenollosa... OK, OK, forget the provenance, or who the heck is Ernest Fenollosa. It's that lifelong sentence I'm interested in, the one that begins with ma-ma and ends with… Well, we'... more »

"The Right Cards..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 31 minutes ago
“Just because fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.” - Les Brown

"I Pity You..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 31 minutes ago
"Said a philosopher to a street sweeper, “I pity you. Yours is a hard and dirty task.” And the street sweeper said, “Thank you, sir. But tell me, what is your task?” And the philosopher answered saying, “I study man's mind, his deeds and his desires.” Then the street sweeper went on with his sweeping and said with a smile, “I pity you too.” - Kahlil Gibran


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 43 minutes ago
“Sooner or later, fate puts us together with all the people, one by one, who show us what we could, and shouldn’t, let ourselves become. Sooner or later we meet the drunkard, the waster, the betrayer, the ruthless mind, and the hate-filled heart. But fate loads the dice, of course, because we usually find ourselves loving or pitying almost all of those people. And it’s impossible to despise someone you honestly pity, and to shun someone you truly love.” - Gregory David Roberts, “Shantaram”

“The Prisoner: ‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 43 minutes ago
* “The Prisoner: * *‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”* By John W. Whitehead “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared we would become a captive audience. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared that we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared w... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 43 minutes ago

War on Islam is really a war on all religions

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 48 minutes ago
[image: 1-nwo] http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/01/23/nwo/ * * * *Iran’s Supreme Leader to Western youth: “Think for yourself!”* * * * My interview with Fars News Agency (Farsi version) http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13931105000262 English translation: *Why do you think: the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran is addressing European and American youths?* I think Ayatollah Khamenei realizes that young people are more open to new information than older people. Also, young people use alternative media more than older people and are more aware that mainstream media ar... more »

"Fortune’s Fools"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 49 minutes ago
*"Fortune’s Fools"* by Phil Rockstroh “Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.” — Miles Davis "As a general rule, musicians, artists, and writers, as well as those possessed of an ardor for self-awareness and a commitment to political activism have been advised to avoid a habitual retreat to comfort zones…to take note of the criteria that causes one’s pulse to quicken, brings flop sweat to the brow, causes sphincters to seize up, and delivers mortification to the mind. In order to quicken imagination and avoid banality, it is imperative to explore... more »

"Smoothing Transitions: 10 Steps to Making Change Easier"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Smoothing Transitions: 10 Steps to Making Change Easier"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Change can be hard for anyone, following these ideas below can make it a little less stressful. 1. Begin by making small changes or break up large-scale changes into more manageable increments. This can make you feel better about handling the changes you are about to make while making you more comfortable with change in general. 2. Mentally link changes to established daily rituals. This can make changes like taking on a new habit, starting a new job, or adapting to a new home happen much m... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Defeat"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Defeat"* by Paulo Coelho "Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: ‘That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive, because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved, because I was able to give shade to the weary traveller. Your sap is in my sap, we are one thing.’ Does a man who spent years preparing to climb the highest mountain in the world feel defeated on reaching that mountain and discovering that nature has cloaked th... more »

Churchill in the 1950s : The Malayan "Emergency"

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*"I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire. ...* *I am proud to be a member of that vast commonwealth and society of nations and communities gathered in and around the ancient British monarchy, without which the good cause might well have perished from the face of the earth. * *Here we are, and here we stand, a veritable rock of salvation in this drifting world...."* The Fall of Singapore : The Great Betrayal from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"I regard the attached to be most serious... Here we are, about to be at war with... more »

Wichita Woman Squaw

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Will Soule Wichita Woman Squaw ca. 1867

The Corbett Report Turns 300

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Congratulations!* *Title: The Corbett Report Turns 300. Source: corbettreport. Date Published: January 24, 2014. Description:* As The Corbett Report podcast turns 300, James takes a moment to reflect on the past, present and future of the podcast and the website. What value does this podcast bring and why does James do what he does? Join us today as we ponder these questions and set a path for the future of the alt media.

More Evidence in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Is he American or British? Is this a US military or Blackwater mercenary posing as a Ukrainian soldier in their uniform? How many of these 'trainers' are there now from NATO inside Ukraine? The evidence is mounting that the US-NATO are expanding their active military role in the Ukraine war along Russia's border. Do the American people, and the people of Europe, want and support a US-NATO war with Russia?

Joe Franklin (1926-2015)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*RIP, Joe -- an American original* *by Noah* Joe Franklin was, for real, an American original. He is one of the earliest childhood memories I have of media, along with people like Sandy Becker, Soupy Sales, and Ernie Kovacs. He got on radio and television and was successful by -- like the others I just mentioned -- *being himself*. He was proudly unscripted. His everyman qualities, eccentricities and all, endeared him to those who tuned in, and they tuned in for over 40 years starting in the 1950s. Franklin's show was no-frills, no-bullshit. It was just Joe interviewing his gues... more »

in paradisum

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
"May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome you and take you to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem. May choirs of angels welcome you and lead you to the bosom of Abraham; and where Lazarus is poor no longer may you find eternal rest." in paradisum requiem

Historic Victory for Left in Greece

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Greece’s radical leftist party, Syriza, is leading the country’s parliamentary election, claiming 36 percent of the vote, and leaving the ruling New Democracy party in second place with 28 percent, according to the preliminary results.

Turbulent Times Show Delayed Until Monday....

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
Whitewraithe and myself tried our first 'Turbulent Times' show via Blogtalk radio tonight at 7PM CST…And things did not go according to plan..... We had nothing but technical issues... I was stuck talking to myself basically for 10 minutes before she ended the show thinking that I was not connected! We will try again tomorrow evening for around 7PM CDT.... Hopefully that will give everyone proper notice... I will send a note out tomorrow for the definite start of that show.... The call in number will be 1-347-857-2203, and as of right now we are having difficulty in getting associ... more »

Foreigners in Ukraine- Swedes with Azov battalion & American Mercs. Indeed!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
We are always getting so called news about Russian troops in Ukraine. Unfounded of course. I can't see any reason for Russia to send troops into Ukraine, myself. *So let us speak and read of the foreigners in Ukraine, fighting alongside the Ukie fighters.* Some of you may have seen the American masquerading as a Ukrainian soldier at Saker's blog? I will embed that video at the bottom of this post. However, let's take a look at one recently deceased, Swede, obviously a neo nazi or skin head of some sort- "volunteering" in Ukraine- Yah, I laugh. This guy was no 'volunteer'. He is clea... more »

Ukraine Update: Outta my face! Get outta my face please!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*An American Soldier all gussied up to kill Ukrainian civilians ---for money* Watch this video : It clearly shows a soldier with an (North) American accent telling the Ukrainian reporter to get "Outta my face". Thank heaven for the ubitquitous reporter these days....even the embedded reporters of yesteryear have been replaced with these on-the-spot truther reporters like this woman. Now, from the gentleman's accent...I would place him in the northern part of the US...either north east or north west. I would lean towards the north east. There is even a slight trace of "New York... more »

Sunday Classics special edition: Getting even more "Carried Away"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*COMDEN, GREEN, and BERNSTEIN: On the Town: Act I opening: "I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet"; Introduction; "New York, New York"* *John Reardon, Gabey (and First Workman); Cris Alexander, Chip (and Workman); Adolph Green, Ozzie (and Workman); 1960 studio cast recording, Leonard Bernstein, cond. Columbia-CBS-Sony* *Samuel Ramey, Lindsay Benson, and Stewart Collins, Workmen; Thomas Hampson, Gabey; Kurt Ollmann Chip; David Garrison, Ozzie; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, cond. DG, recorded in concert at the Barbican Centre (London), June 1992* *by Ken* A month... more »

Jan. 24: The valiant struggle for democracy and the war on beheaders.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
(because there is so little foreign news in the Irving press, I have touched on some in the last part of this blog, under XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) Free-world leaders are united in their grief over the death of the King of Saudi Arabia. Britain has lowered flags to half-mast. Many, including Obama, will visit Saudi Arabia to express their condolences. Stephen Harper is torn by grief. This is something from Alice in Wonderland. All the world's blubbering hypocrites are joined in grief over the death of King Abdullah, ruler of the world's most savage dictatorship... more »

Of Corsi

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
As is always the case in my nearly decade-long odyssey of blogging, just when I try to hang up my brickbat, *of course* some right wing assclown always comes along and pulls me right back in. In this case, it's Jerome Corsi. Yesterday morning, I was treated to the news that Jerome Corsi, he of the *Obamanation *series of books (Yes, another one is out, entitled *Obamanation II: Judgment Day*. Maybe he's going for a Jerry Bruckheimer movie deal where an over-the-hill Arnold Schwarzenegger will play David Duke) is now following me on Twitter. Surely, there must be some ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*Illinois' Wrong Turn on Common Core* Earlier this week, Rev. James Meeks announced on on WLS 890 AM that he had been chosen by Governor Bruce Rauner to be the new chairman of the State Board of Education. During the interview Tuesday morning, Rev. Meeks’ said, “We have to have a Common Core Curriculum in the state of Illinois.” That statement set off alarm bells within me. Although Meeks, a Democrat, headed the Senate Education Committee while in the state senate, and bucked his party by advocating for vouchers and charter schools — a noble and outstanding thing to do — Meek’s u... more »

let them stay week 2015: january 25-31: make your voice heard

allan at wmtc - 9 hours ago
*Allan guest post* Since September 2014, seven US Iraq War resisters have received negative decisions in their cases. Two veterans were given removal dates (i.e., dates by which they must leave the country). One resister received a stay of removal and the government rescinded the second removal order at the last minute. These reprieves are extremely good news, but war resisters and their loved ones continue to feel stress and uncertainty. The timing of these initial negative decisions was odd. After no movement on any cases for more than a year, seven cases — allegedly independent o... more »

Snow day

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut

Consecutive and concurrent sentences

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
Cumulative punishments are known as consecutive sentences. This only applies to jail sentences, all other sentences run concurrently. All sentences are presumed to be served concurrently. The Code provides for cumulative punishments at section 718.3: 718.3 ... *Cumulative punishments* (4) The court or youth justice court that sentences an accused may direct that the terms of imprisonment that are imposed by the court or the youth justice court or that result from the operation of subsection 734(4) or 743.5(1) or (2) shall be served consecutively, when (a) the accused is sentenced... more »

Greece: Exit Polls Indicate Big Win for Syriza

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
Because we can't forget about Greece! The latest and a relink. *The Latest!-Exit polls signal big Syriza win* The polls indicate that Syriza took between 36% and 38% of the total vote, with the ruling New Democracy party a distant second with 26%-28%. It is unclear whether Syriza has enough votes to govern the country alone. Syriza's Alexis Tsipras has pledged to renegotiate Greece's debt arrangement with international creditors. He has also vowed to reverse many of the austerity measures adopted by Greece since a series of bailouts began in 2010. The result is being closely wat... more »

The Titanic Code : Did Nazi Germany Send Winston Churchill anEsotericUltimatum in 1943?

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*"Not so fast, Herr Guggenheim..."* *Why Did the Third Reich Produce a Multi-Million Mark Titanic Pre-Make During the Worst Phase of Fighting in World War II for Germany?* Three essential things you need to know about the Nazi "Titanic" (1943) that set it apart and make it unique amongst all other Big Screen representations of Titanic; all three are solidly grounded in historic truth, and all three are almost totally unknown to the general population, but would certainly have been very familiar indeed to the senior Nazi Leadership, in addition to two-times First Sea Lord Winston S... more »

Richard Helms on 9/11 (1983)

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
The Open Mind : Former DCI Ambassador Richard Helms on Meeting Hitler from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Former Director of Central Intelligence Amb. Richard Helms on Meeting Hitler "Anyone who reads Churchill's books can see..."* HELMS: But our government is aware of this terrorist problem and is working on it. That is the one satisfaction that I have in this whole affair. But *I recommend to almost anyone to read “The Fifth Horseman”. * It’s available in paperback theses days; and if, to *anybody who lives in New York, that is not a sobering book, I’d be very surprised.* **** *HE... more »

Greeks have spoken: we want to nullify debt, live as Prince of Monaco, avoid work

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
*Will the freeloaders finally be given the finger?* Greeks have been living well beyond their means for several generations. Responsible politicians whom mature, sensible voters could pick went extinct a long time ago - maybe during the life of Pythagoras. When Greece was using its own currency, the drachma, the invisible hand of the free markets was able to fix some of the harmful trends. The increasing nominal salaries paid by the populist governments were translated to less quickly increasing real incomes because the drachma was constantly losing value. This was restoring some of... more »

Winston Churchill - CUNT

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
Richard Burton Reads Churchill''s Invocation to Total War from Spike EP on Vimeo. *“In the course of preparing myself…I realized afresh that I hate Churchill and all of his kind. I hate them virulently. They have stalked down the corridors of endless power all through history… What man of sanity would say on hearing of the atrocities committed by the Japanese against British and Anzac prisoners of war, “We shall wipe them out, everyone of them, men, women, and children. There shall not be a Japanese left on the face of the earth”? Such simple-minded cravings for revenge leave me w... more »

From Psy-Op to Mind War : Women's Lib and the Strategy of Tension

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
The Real Linda Lovelace (2002) from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"Pornography basically is to all women what anti-Semitic literature is to Jewish people." * *- Ms. Gloria Steinham of the CIA*

The Plight of the Jews in Tsarist Russia

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
SIX MILLION JEWS 1915-1938 HD from Spike EP on Vimeo. There are ALWAYS Attrocity Stories, mass-produced and packaged with human interest angles tailored to both the circumstance and intended audience as agit-prop by all sides in nearly every war; carefully prepared by military and civilian propagandists, calculated to achieve the maximum achievable Psy-op potential in support of the war effort. Sometimes the stories they put out conform to a particular psychosocial template or profile, and somtimes.... Sometimes the psychosocial profiling conforms to the story going around.

Increasing NHS spending makes good business sense

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 10 hours ago
Fee and KJ pitch Chris with a brilliant idea it seems no one's thought about... SOURCE GUARDIAN: NHS will need an extra £65bn by 2030, say analysts The Health Foundation analysis identifies the sum as the extra amount of Treasury funding the NHS will need by then because it is unlikely to meet unrealistically optimistic productivity targets. It says the NHS will need its budget to rise

India to Accelerate Nuclear Insanity While Obama Pushes No Liability for US Suppliers

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
India plans to spend $182 expanding its nuclear complex and US and Japanese companies (GE and Westinghouse) want in, but they have been reluctant so far because India has a liability regime that does NOT exempt suppliers. Modi, whom sounds like a neocon, is pushing a limited liability regime around an insurance pool, but the public isn't persuaded: *Obama, Modi Move Closer With Nuclear Liability Breakthrough* By David J. Lynch and Angela Greiling Keane January 25, 2015 http://www.businessweek.com/news/2015-01-25/obama-modi-say-breakthrough-reached-on-india-s-nuclear-program [exce... more »

A Homicidal Nazi Gas Chamber

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*The Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp Homicidal Gas Chamber,* *France* *I quote The Enemy : * In February 1942, Dr Sievers submitted to Himmler, through Rudolf Brandt, a report from which the following is an extract read at the Nuremberg Doctors Trial by General Telford Taylor, Chief Counsel for the prosecution at Nuremberg: *"We have a nearly complete collection of skulls of all races and peoples at our disposal. Only very few specimens of skulls of the Jewish race, however, are available with the result that it is impossible to arrive at precise conclusions from examining ... more »

Magick and The Bard

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
"There is some confusion as to what magic actually is. I think this can be cleared up if you just look at the very earliest descriptions of magic. Magic in its earliest form is often referred to as “the art”. I believe this is completely literal. I believe that magic is art and that art, whether it be writing, music, sculpture, or any other form is literally magic. Art is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words, or images, to achieve changes in consciousness. The very language about magic seems to be talking as much about writing or art as it is about supernatu... more »

Not whether but how to evaluate teachers

skrashen at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Sent to The Economist, January 25, 2015 According to "America's New Advocacy," (January 24), "Many schools are in the grip of one of the most anti-meritocratic forces in America: the teachers’ unions, which resist any hint that good teaching should be rewarded or bad teachers fired." This is incorrect: The objection is to how teachers are evaluated, specifically the use of student gains on standardized tests. A number of studies have shown that rating teachers using test score gains does not give consistent results. Different tests produce different ratings, and the same teacher’s r... more »

Why Labour Should Adopt the Citizen's Income

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
I'm all for nicking good policies, and one Labour and the labour movement should half-inch is the citizen's income from the Green Party. Of course, the Greens don't own it, it has been knocking about for a good many years. But they are the only ones pushing it as a key plank of their commitments. Here is the short section from their policy website, and is likely to have similar wording for the 2015 manifesto: EC730 A Citizen's Income sufficient to cover an individual's basic needs will be introduced, which will replace tax-free allowances and most social security benefits (see EC71... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*Click on photos to enlarge* *King Tide on San Francisco Embarcadero on Tuesday, January 21, 2015 offers a glimpse **into the not too distant future of Climate Change: Photo credit, Mike Flippoff, SF Chronicle* *The Earth has a unique method of delivering its innate message of its demand for social cooperation and altruism and global warming and climate change just may be the vehicle for that long overdue message. If we humans do not voluntarily take action to preserve our planet and its occupants ~ we will be dramatically forced to respond and it won't be painless: Allen L R... more »

Doonesbury Watch: This couple doesn't have a future, do they? (Well, yes and no)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*DOONESBURY by G. B. Trudeau - Monday [click to enlarge]* *by Ken* To the best of my recollection, the last time we checked in on the *Classic Doonebury* reruns, it was to return to yet another critical moment in the life and times of Joanie Caucus. Joanie, you'll recall (or see "When the young(er) Joanie Caucus met up with the Doonesbury gang"), first hooked up with Mike and Mark when they picked her up as a hitchhiker, having walked out on her abusive first husband. *Joanie meets Mark S and Mike D, then Zonker H* [*Click on any strip to enlarge it*] *DOONESBURY by Garry Trudeau*... more »

The Foundation

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*"My prophecy upon this wasted earth and upon the corrupt creation that squats upon its ruined surface is: THOU SHALT KILL."* - from Jehovah on War by Robert DeGrimston aka Christ "The black-caped, black-garbed, death-worshiping Process Church of the Final Judgment arrived on the Los Angeles scene in early 1968. They stayed in public view till a few days after Robert Kennedy's assassination in June of '68, after which they dropped from sight in Los Angeles..." M E M O R A N D U M Date:July 19, 1990To:Strengthening Church Members CommitteeFrom:Bishop Glenn L. PaceSubject: Ri... more »

Oooh, no missus!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
That last post featured an image of Nicola, aged 44, from Glasgow, displaying her legs. As *The Sun *might put it, "Phew, what a scorcher!" Talking of which... *The Sun*'s Page Three has been a big topic at the BBC this week. I've not paid too much attention to the row myself (being otherwise engaged), but even I've spotted that the BBC has been giving the story one heck of a lot of attention. [The usual suspect on Twitter (Jon Don & Hugh) have been active on the subject (taking the side of *The Sun*'s opponents, of course)]. Some of that attention has been explicitly ideolog... more »

"We murdered some folks" in Guantanamo

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
By David Swanson Murder at Camp Delta is a new book by Joseph Hickman, a former guard at Guantanamo. It's neither fiction nor speculation. When President Obama says "We tortured some folks," Hickman provides at least three cases -- in addition to many others we know about from secret sites around the world -- in which the statement needs to be modified to "We murdered some folks." Of course, murder is supposed to be acceptable in war (and in whatever you call what Obama does with drones) while torture is supposed to be, or used to be, a scandal. But what about tortures to death?... more »

Gettin' "Radicalized" ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
Apparently there's a scene in the film "American Sniper" where lunk-headed, budding psychopath, fabulist, Chris Kyle watches the Twin Towers fall down on 9-11, and this "radicalizes" him into going to Iraq to murder people who had nothing to do with 9-11. This is the okay form of getting "radicalized." Sometimes people go on the internet and they get "self-radicalized." No stranger on the street approaches them who turns out to be a Christian cleric or a military recruiter to use sophisticated "radicalizing" techniques to turn them into cold-blooded killers. It's just the mysterio... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*Rita’s lawyer says detractors are misinformed ~Ramon Antonio Vargas, N.O. Advocate* *Hotel industry braces for oil fallout ~Jessica Goff, The Advertiser* *Inequality in the Air We Breathe? ~Charles M. Blow, NYT* *King Cake Festival today!* *How the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus became a religion, for tax purposes anyway ~Doug MacCash*


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 12 hours ago
*People Freeze While Climate Alarmists Fiddle* Severe winter weather continues to pound the U.S. and the Middle East, of all places. The Weather Channel reports that one of the worst winter storm in more than a decade hit Lebanon leaving hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in tents with little in the way of heat. At least two Syrian refugees dies from exposure. Snow blanketed much of Israel, Lebanon and Turkey. Britain experienced its coldest night of the year on the 18th as temperatures in the Scottish highlands dropped to -11C as icy conditions resulted in a commute... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
When I woke-up this morning I said to myself .... what a great day to sit back and relax. And my definition for relaxing is simple .... sit in front of my computers and spend my time reading news and blog reports .... studying future economic/political/national security trends .... analyzing what the experts and pundits are saying when it comes to geopolitical trends .... talk with the people that I know in Russia, Ukraine, China, the U.S. on what is happening there .... etc. etc. etc. And then share my discoveries with the readers of this blog .... who in turn give me their input a... more »

Shadow of Tomorrow: Acts of Desperation

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
I have been reading JC Collins articles for a long time now- and when it comes to knowledge of economic factors- especially the SDRs (IMFs "Special Drawing Rights). I would challenge any main stream media "global economist" to go head to head with Collins about the inner workings of global finance and the IMF's SDRs. I may not always agree with his conclusions, but his research really is close to unquestionable. Earlier this morning I published the article "Good Cop, Bad Cop": The final act on the Global Stage of US vs Them In this article I outlined the main topic I will be discu... more »

What matters on Twitter

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
An earlier post may have unintentionally misled you into thinking that most Twitter comments about Nicola Sturgeon's interview with Andrew Marr this morning were about the ever-burning issue of BBC bias. They were not. They mainly focused on Miss Sturgeon's split skirt and legs. Some swooned, some complained about being put off their breakfasts, but all were united in the belief that the First Minister of Scotland's frock was *the* thing to tweet about. And quite a lot of them were women. [One for Dame Jenni Murray, methinks.] I thought I'd share that with you in the interests of... more »

"So, what fun!"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
As *The Andrew Marr Show *neared its close, the programme cut briefly (as it always does) to the presenter of the following programme: Nicky Campbell, flamboyantly rapping his notepad while waiting to preview today's *The Big Questions*. And then came the 'big question': "Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest?" It took a few seconds to recover from the shock of hearing such a distasteful-sounding question in the wake of recent events, but Nicky went on to say, thankfully, that the programme would discuss the Holocaust, hear from survivors "and keep the memories alive".... more »

Ukraine / Russia Situation - January 18 , 2015 - Examining news and views ( divergent views and perspectives ) from battlefields in East Ukraine , to political situations and of course financial travails....

Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Anti War.... Russia: Ukraine President Rejected Peace ProposalRussia Sought to Negotiate Artillery Withdrawal by Jason Ditz, January 18, 2015 Print This | Share This According to spokesmen for Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko rejected a proposal to move forward with the peace process between the Ukrainian government and eastern rebels. The proposal was a fairly modest advance on the current ceasefire, calling for both sides to withdraw heavy artillery away from combat areas, and into areas where they wouldn’t be so conveniently used. Russi... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Good morning... It is Sunday, January 25th, and as usual I am sitting back and just now typing my usual weekly rant.. I usually use this rant to cover as many issues of the week as possible and to cover and touch upon some of those issues that I may have missed.... I have gotten into the habit now of using Saturdays as my "down time" and to spend the day on catching up on personal and family matters.... I had a load of different articles prepared to post yesterday, but instead I figured that I would cover the material in my Sunday rant.... So here it goes...... more »

"Poorly-phrased questions"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Just to amplify a point made earlier in the week at *BBC Watch*... Tim Willcox isn't the only BBC presenter to give the impression of holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the State of Israel whilst interviewing a Jewish woman on the subject of anti-Semitism in Western Europe. BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine showed that such thinking (far from being merely a matter 'poor phrasing' during an interview) appears to be shared by others at the BBC. Journalist Angela Epstein was describing the fears of Jewish people in Western Europe. She was saying that Jews are targets of Mu... more »

Promotional headlines?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
And talking about checking things and avoiding confirmation bias... I saw some comments early this year on one of Owen Bennett-Jones's "right-wing, media-monitoring blogs" noting that Labour's election agenda was being heavily promoted (that day) by the *Today *programme, the BBC News website,* BBC Breakfast,* and the like. A few commenters went on to make the claim that this was likely to keep on happening right up till the general election in May. So I thought I'd start checking it out by finding something easy to monitor and then focusing on it for a while. Would it bear out th... more »

Greece Election Day - January 25 , 2015 - A Primer Ahead of the Momentous Vote

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets..... Early morning Teacher Dude retweeted *ThePressProject.gr* ‏@ThePressProject 30m30 minutes ago Rehashing: EXIT POLL 7PM 1ST OFFICIAL PROJECTION 9.30 #Greece #ekloges2015 *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 4m4 minutes ago Ekloges 2015: Greece Votes In Historic For Europe Election http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-2 5/ekloges-2015-greece-votes-historic-europe-election … *zerohedge* [image: View this content on zerohedge's website] Ekloges 2015: Greece Votes In Historic For Europe Election By *zerohedge* @zerohedge Two years ago, when Greece last voted to choose its ... more »

The electrification of Earth and Thorium

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 15 hours ago
I have been looking at the ThorCon business plan. It is hugely ambitious. Their goalo appears to be nothing less than the electrification of the planet with molten salt technology by 2050 or so. This hugely ambitious goal would not be possible to reach without building thorium cycle breeders or one to one converters. The benefits would be enormous, but as this discussion has identified, there are risks. There are perhaps worse risks if we don't stop global warming, and deal with the massive scale of human poverty that exists today.

It takes a lot to dislodge Howie from his blogging chair -- a blast from the past

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
WEDNESDAY, MAY 09, 2007 *LIVE GRIFFITH PARK FIRE BLOGGING AT DOWN WITH TYRANNY* *the green on the upper left is all charred now* Yesterday I was so busy excoriating Chris Carney for lying to me about his position on equality when he wanted Blue America support, that I didn't pay any attention to anything else. So when my ex-roommate, Roland, called as he was driving home from school-- he teaches in Compton and, like me, lives in Los Feliz-- his news surprised me. "Get out of there," he shouted. "The fire is headed right towards your house." What fire? "What planet are you on?" h... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

"Good Cop, Bad Cop": The final act on the Global Stage of US vs Them

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
In preparation for tonight's Transpicuous News Report, I have a couple of articles I want to direct your attention to- call it "pre" homework, if you will. This first one is a set of articles put out by Ken at redefininggod.com. Over the course of the past few months I have been setting the stage, so to speak, for what I wish to talk about tonight on Transpicuous News. I have used the expression "Same girl, different party dress" for years now when speaking about the so called "New" financial system that "they" are/have created. I have talked about the fact that all these vario... more »

The Incremental Dictatorship

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
*A guest post by Pamela Mac Neil* In order for a government to be all powerful, it must dominate all of the major democratic institutions in a society and it must be very adept, when seeking to change the democratic nature of these institutions, at hiding its inner workings while making that change. The Harper government is a fundamentally anti-democratic entity that caters to the agenda of the corporate elite. The decisions that shape all aspects of Canada's democratic institutions are made largely in private behind closed doors. Underlying the rise of Harpers authoritarian state is... more »

"Never heard Marr so quiet. Farage is a slimy little toad and he's not been interrupted once..!!"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
The BBC's favourite defence against charges of bias - that it gets complaints from all sides, so must be getting it about right - has always been based on a dubious premise. It assumes that the complaints from each side are of equal validity - or, from the BBC's perspective, equal invalidity. It doesn't help that so many accusations of BBC bias *are* invalid (for whatever reason). Look into most of them and they simply fall to pieces. The world of Twitter is particularly rife with invalid assertions of bias. Just look at this morning's Twitter coverage of the Nicola Sturgeon inte... more »

Neo-Liberalism: The Undying Monster

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://www.horror-movies.ca/ Neo-Liberalism came to Canada long before Stephen Harper came to Ottawa. It was ushered into public policy by Brian Mulroney, who privatised crown corporations like Air Canada and Petro Canada. Jean Chretien and Paul Martin contributed to its juggernaut by signing NAFTA and by introducing fiscal restraint. But Donald Gurstin argues in his book,* Harperism: How Stephen Harper And His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada*, that neo-liberalism's entrenchment in this country is the result of the long ... more »

Guerilla Gardening Faces the Problems of Modern Food Supply

WTStaff at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Video - *Guerilla gardening can be a simple, natural solution to our increasing problem with food supply and food safety. The post Guerilla Gardening Faces the Problems of Modern Food Supply appeared first on Waking Times.

Colombian Air Force grounds IAI-built Kfir aircraft fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Colombian Kfir C-10]The Colombian Air Force (FAC) has reportedly grounded its entire fleet of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)-built Kfir C-10 all-weather, multirole combat aircraft. The move is a precautionary measure against the risks of their operation after one aircraft crashed while performing approach manoeuvres near the Air Combat Command Base No. 1 in Colombia last month, as reported by Defensa.com. A preliminary investigation has indicated that the aircraft suffered a 'flameout,' forcing its pilot to follow protocols for ejection in the wake of low altitude, low s... more »

Graphs at a Glance: Is the quickest route to voters ballots via their newspapers?

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 18 hours ago
Some newspapers claim to be able to swing their readers like bats beating carpets. Figures from Ipsos-Mori, the polling organisation, show a clear difference in the swing magnitude between the various papers' readerships. While the Sun and the Daily Star have the greatest swings, they also have the lowest voter turnouts.  The graphs below show Sun readers appear to have shifted from Labour

Get Ready

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 19 hours ago
January 24, 2015 Before I start what will be a rather short blog today, I just want to let those of you who have inquired know that I’m feeling better, though not back up to snuff, yet. Thanks for your … Continue reading →

First Australian pilot to start JSF training

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: RAAF F-35A Lightning II]The first Australian pilot is set to start training to fly the new and advanced F-35A Lightning combat aircraft. Squadron leader Andrew Jackson will begin initial flight training at Eglin US Air Force base in Florida in the United States this week. But his first flight in the world's most sophisticated combat aircraft could still be some months away. And it might not be aboard either of Australia's two Lightning aircraft. Read more

F-16s Scrambled to Escort Jets After Twitter Bomb Threat

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
An apparent bomb threat against two passenger flights that was tweeted today resulted in two F-16 fighter jets being scrambled to escort the two airliners. The two flights were both enroute to Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, where they landed safely NORAD said. "When the threat came in through Twitter, something was suspicious enough about it to make that determination that caused someone to elevate it to the point that it caused the scramble of the fighter jets and the notifications that occurred," Special Agent in Charge Britt Johnson said at the Atlanta airp... more »

Russian Navy can only deploy 45 of its 270 ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: RFS Kuznetsov CV]The Russian navy is on the edge of a precipitous decline in ship numbers and combat power, owing to huge industrial shortfalls that have been decades in the making. Today the Russian navy possesses around 270 warships including surface combatants, amphibious ships, submarines and auxiliaries. Of the 270 ships, just 125 or so are in a working state. And of those 125, only around 45 are oceangoing surface warships or submarines that are in good shape and deployable. Most of the Soviet-vintage ships will decommission in the next few years as they became too o... more »

Cold War 2: Russian Submarine Fleet To Add Five Nuclear Subs In 2015, U.S. Navy Only Adds Two

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AC-12 Losharik]The size of the Russian submarine force will begin going up by five starting in 2015, with the pace of construction resembling the Cold War days more than the lethargic shipbuilding rate that has prevailed ever since the Berlin Wall fell. But although the number of U.S. nuclear submarines will only increase by two this year, experts are already questioning the effectiveness of the Russia’s submarine fleet. In a related report by the Inquisitr, there have been allegations of a purported Russian submarine spying near Sweden and Scotland, but all efforts to fin... more »

Anti-ship cruise missile is China's deadliest weapon: US expert

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Chinese YJ-83 cruise missile]Anti-ship cruise missiles like the YJ-83 will pose the largest threat to the United States and its security partners in the Western Pacific, Associate professor Lyle Goldstein from the US Naval War College writes in an article for the Washington-based National Interest magazine on Jan. 22. Goldstein said the outcome of the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina in 1982 would have been different if Argentina possessed between 50 to 100 Exocet anti-ship cruise missiles. However, it lost the war because it only had five Exocets to take on the ... more »

Campaign to rename - Earth to Free Planet - I am, are you?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
*CAMPAIGN TO RENAME THIS PLACE:* What place? This blog? This posting venue? Rename Blogger? No, silly, rename this place where we live, this rock spinning in space around a nearby star; this Earth. But what's in a name, Mike? Well, a lot. It's all about positive image reinforcement. And if we think of this world as dirt or muck, that's what it will be. If we think of it as something else, and rename it thus, it might just sit there in our minds like a REALITY. I love this rendered image, it shows an exaggerated hyper-realer perspective of the importance of water to our very exist... more »

Two sides to every story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
In assessing whether the BBC is especially biased it's often a useful exercise to compare its coverage of stories with those of other broadcasters. Taking the latest UKIP story then, do we see any substantial difference between the way the BBC News website is reporting the story and the way Sky News is covering it? You can judge for yourselves by reading the two articles (copied and pasted below the 'Read more' fold). My take is that the Sky article is a remarkably balanced piece, giving almost equal numbers of paragraphs to UKIP and the Conservatives' side of the row. The BBC ... more »

Ayahuasca Saved This Narcotics Cop/Combat Vet

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
The empirical evidence continues to stack up and create a seriously useful picture of ayahausca therapy. Best though is that it appears to the mind to take control over the damaged brain sufficiently to counter the problems themselves well enough to allow successful functioning fro the victim. In many cases a physical cure may not be possible but the mind is able to do work arounds that dampen the negative effects. We really cannot expect a better result short of high risk surgical intervention. All this is extremely promising and the sooner science gets serious about this and ... more »

Cheap, Reliable, CO2-free Thorium Electricity Now.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: Silo Hall looking starboard] As i have posted, we can deliver massive energy in the form of liberated static electrons with zero fuss. This makes all other forms of energy generation utterly obsolete. However, we do need low cost heat engines such as this system. Even better, the thorium cycle is also ideal for consuming all the waste radioactive we are presently storing. First though we need a deliverable reactor system and this appears to solve the problem. The good news is that we have a reactor. The bad news is that its primary use will be consumption of radioac... more »

Powerful Natural Antibiotic

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
*[image: this-is-the-most-powerful-natural-antibiotic-ever-kills-any-infections-in-the-body2-600x400]* We are all slowly discovering the virtues of living tonics that power up our digestive system. It is thus logical to combine complex vegetable mixtures with apple cider and generate an active probiotic. This should surely help and so it appears to be the case. Quite the brew here and a definite step up from kimchee or raw sauerkraut. Actually consuming this will be a challenge. I would make the liquor, but then blend it as a seasoning with sauerkraut or even kimchee. That m... more »

Psychedelic Plant Teachers and the Limits of Normal Perception

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: http://www.wakingtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Magic-Mushroom-300x200.jpg] A perceptive article on the limitations of our perceptions and how specific plants act to expand that somewhat. The grain of truth is that we are constrianed and we take little advantage of our non physical perceptions at all In the meantime we are learning to respect these plants and what they can do for us provided we have competant guidance. That is a warning i think must be shared. Denial has not helped us and benefits are not even understood at all. This whole palette needs to... more »

Movie Watch: A few quick words about "Boyhood," a film unlike anything you've likely seen -- or likely ever will

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) with his son, Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane), and daughter, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), at the start of the 12-year journey chronicled in Richard Linklater's Boyhood -- unlike anything you're likely ever to have seen* *by Ken* Since the question comes up so often in writer-director Richard Linklater's *Boyhood*, let me say upfront that yes, I had done my homework when I slipped out of the house late this afternoon for the long trek to Astoria (Queens) and a Museum of the Moving Image screening of the film. I was so curious about that during its commercial ru... more »

(American Dumb Snipers?) Shaming the Democrats   (Has the NSA Blackmailed Its Overseers In Washington?)

How the CIA Made Google: Inside the Secret Network Behind Mass Surveillance, Endless War, and Skynet INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA,

Japan confirms ISIL execution of Haruna Yukawa

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Thank you England. Thank you America. Thank you France. Thank you Turkey. Thank you Israel. Thank you Saudi Arabia. Thank you Qatar. Thank you UAE. Thank you European Union. Thank you for the arms supplies, funds, training, high-tech equipment, helpful propaganda, and manpower. Sincerely, The Islamic State. *Japan confirms ISIL execution of Haruna Yukawa. Source: euronews. Date Published: January 24, 2015.*

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster. Ultraviolet ionizing radiation from the Trapezium stars, mostly from the brightest star Theta-1 Orionis C powers the complex star forming region's entire visible glow. *Click image for larger size.* About three million years old, the Orion Nebula Cluster was even more compact in its younger years and a recent dynamical study indicate... more »

"Ten Rules For Being Human"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Ten Rules For Being Human" Rule One: You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth. Rule Two: You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called 'life.' Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum. Rule Three: There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiment... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "The Eskimos Have No Word for ‘War’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “The Eskimos Have No Word for ‘War’”* “Trying to explain it to them Leaves one feeling ridiculous and obscene. Their houses, like white bowls, Sit on a prairie of ancient snowfalls Caught beyond thaw or the swift changes Of night and day. They listen politely, and stride away, With spears and sleds and barking dogs To hunt for food. The women wait, Chewing on skins or singing songs, Knowing that they have hours to spend, That the luck of the hunter is often late. Later, by fires and boiling bones In streaming kettles, they welcome me, Far kin, pale brother, To share what they have in a... more »

"Who Says You Have To?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Who Says You Have To?" by Ali "Something I’ve become very aware of recently is how often I say or think “I have to” or “I need to” when, actually, I don’t. You probably do this too. Almost everyone does. I’m thinking of things like: I have to clean the kitchen this weekend. I need to phone my mother. I have to try a bit of that cake. I need to lose weight. In almost every case, it’s just not an accurate way to describe the situation. In particular, any time you start feeling that you have to or need to do something because it’s what society (/your friends/your dad/etc) expects, th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Travelers Rest, South Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Paulo Coelho, "Incompetence Behind Authority"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Incompetence Behind Authority"* by Paulo Coelho "Jean was walking with his grandfather through a public square in Paris. At a certain point, he saw a shoemaker being mistreated by a client, whose footwear showed a flaw. The shoemaker listened calmly to the complaint and apologized, promising to correct the error. Jean and his grandfather stopped to have coffee at a bistro. At the table next to them, the waiter asked a man to move his chair a little in order to make space. That man burst into a torrent of complaints and refused to move. “Never forget what you have seen today,” Jea... more »

Jan. 24: Canadian Democracy..R.I.P.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
No, I'm not exaggerating. And Canada is not the only democracy that is dead. Let's take a look at it's last breath. When Britain declared war in 1914, under the law of time Canada was at war, too. That is not as dramatic as it might sound because while the law required Canada to be officially at war, it did not require Canada to take any part in that war. In fact, it was a pretty good deal for Canada, but not so hot for Britain. Canada did not have to go to the help of Britain but - if Canada were attacked, Britain automatically was required to go to war for the defence of Canada. ... more »

Dog sledding in Kimmirut

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago

Culture Watch: "Women's Grammar Worse Than Men's in Online Dating, Survey Says"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Attention must be paid:* *Come on, let's get serious. This important new information about women and men comes from a dating app, so it must be significant. (Say, looks like this Sasha has work to do on her Response Rate and Message Quality.)* *"The concept for The Grade came from complaints from men who said women seemed unresponsive to digital advances and appeared to use online dating sites for sport, [app developer Cliff Lerner] said. For women, the complaints were against men who sent them lewd comments and photos."* *-- from Serena Solomon's DNAinfo New York report* *"You do... more »

"Come To The Edge..."

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

am i my brother's keeper ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Yes !

While the sun shines

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
It's time to prune the raspberries back. Here you can clearly see the chicken moat -- well, right now it's ducks only -- with fruit trees. Soft fruits are inside the fence. It's also the time of year when I seek out elephant garlic that has come up all over, for replanting elsewhere. This is a legacy of a time when the garden was much smaller, circular, and had a border of the stuff. Notice I've doffed the jacket already. It's *hot* out here. A new garlic bed is filling up by the bucket load. 66F today, tomorrow, and the next day. We're under a big hoop of above normal tempera... more »

Some Military Humor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to enlarge)* *WNU Editor:* Eager for some humor .... *go here*. More *h

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