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Thomas Paine

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Friday, January 30, 2015

30 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

10:38pm MST

U.S. Rejects Cuban Demands To Return Back Guantanamo Bay

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*BBC*: *US rejects Cuba demand to hand back Guantanamo Bay base* *More News On The U.S. Rejecting Cuban Demands To Return Guantanamo Bay* White House to Cuba: No Deal on Returning Guantanamo Bay Base -- Bloomberg W.H.: No, Castro, you can't have Guantanamo back -- CNN The U.S. Will Not Return Guantanamo Bay to Cuba, the White House Says -- Time Obama says returning Guantanamo to Cuba is not on the table -- FOX News/EFE White House: Giving Guantanamo Bay Back to Cuba Not on The Table -- WSJ Cuba Wants Gitmo Back -- Joshua Keating, Slate

Bill Whittle: Racial Racket Ball...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 hour ago
*and we're all getting tired of playing the game.*

Disclosure produced in professional discipline producible despite Wagg

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
One might think P.(D.) v. Wagg, 2002 CanLII 23611 placed limits on production of disclosure in discipline matters. That would be wrong. Philip Services Corp. v. Deloitte & Touche, 2015 ONCA 60: [24] Importantly, as counsel for the Institute acknowledges, since *Howe v. Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ontario)* (1994), 1994 CanLII 3360 (ON CA), 19 O.R. (3d) 483 (C.A.), leave to appeal to S.C.C refused, [1994] S.C.C.A. No. 348, was decided, the Institute's practice is to provide disclosure to the subject of the complaint when charges are laid, in fulfillment of its *Stinchc... more »

two possibilities

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
"Two possibilities exist. Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." Arthur C. Clarke three aliens lunar anomalies in apollo photos

Say good night, Willard

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Plus "TV Watch note (see below)* *No, I'm not going to give you a playable clip. If you really want to watch it, you can find it for yourself. But that's 3:34 of your life that you'll never get back.* *by Ken* In case you haven't heard, Willard Romney has decided not to make a third run at the presidency, to the apparent surprise of "those who have spoken to Romney," who were persuaded that he would run since "he views the emerging GOP field of contenders as too weak to defeat likely Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton" and "believes he would be a better candidate after... more »

Russia Commits To Maintaining An Edge In Its Nuclear Forces Over NATO And The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army's main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Reuters:* *Defense chief says Russia to maintain military superiority: Interfax* *WNU Editor:* So much for future nuclear reduction talks. *More News On Russia Committing To Maintaining An Edge In Its Nuclear Forces Over NATO And The U.S.* Military dominance over Russia imp... more »

Endocrination- Documentary

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 2 hours ago
Just about an hour- Easy viewing- Be sure to share this and the previous post: The Low Dose Makes the Poison- EDC's & the Chemical Manipulation of Humanity Help me get the info out to a wider audience concerning the horrendous abuses being visited upon all of humanity by the petrochemical industry through them many EDC's

Snow day

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago

The Pentagon Has Now Classified 'Top Secret' Afghanistan's Reconstruction Data And Aid To The Afghan Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The Pentagon is working on force structure plans for continuing to advice and assist Afghan forces well past the 2014 drawdown date previously set between NATO and the Kabul government. US Army. (US Army) *ABC News:* *US Military Classifies Information About Afghanistan's Troops * *WNU Editor:* You have to wonder why .... after all of these years .... they have decided to change their policy. *More News On The Pentagon Classifying 'Top Secret' Afghanistan's Reconstruction Data* U.S. Suddenly Goes Quiet on Effort to Bolster Afghan Forces -- NYT U.S. military cited for increasing cl... more »

The Movie Tonight Is 'The Red Beret' (1953)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*From Wikipedia*: The Red Beret (retitled Paratrooper for the US release) is a 1953 British war film directed by Terence Young and starring Alan Ladd, Leo Genn and Susan Stephen. It is the fictitious story about an American who enlists in the British Parachute Regiment in 1940, claiming to be a Canadian. It is notable as the first film made by Irving Allen's and Albert R. Broccoli's Warwick Films, with many of the crew later working on various films for Warwick Films and Broccoli's Eon Productions. It is partly based on the 1950 non-fiction book with the same title, about the Para... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Land of Make-Believe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Land of Make-Believe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E32Nvlb8p98

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“You may have heard of the Seven Sisters in the sky, but have you heard about the Seven Strong Men on the ground? Located just west of the Ural Mountains, the unusual Manpupuner rock formations are one of the Seven Wonders of Russia. How these ancient 40-meter high pillars formed is yet unknown. *Click image for larger size.* The persistent photographer of this featured image battled rough terrain and uncooperative weather to capture these rugged stone towers in winter at night, being finally successful in February of last year. Utilizing the camera's time delay feature, the photogr...more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Compassion and Enabling"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Compassion and Enabling" by admin "Sometimes there is a very blurry line between feeling and expressing compassion, and enabling someone. Showing compassion is giving someone space and understanding so they can work through their predicament whilst remaining at a healthy emotional distance. This healthy emotional distance can be hard to judge in close knit relationships such as marriage and families. For should one fall over the edge of compassion and into the field of pity, neither party will benefit. Pity serves no one in relation to creating the desired changes within relations... more »

"Buying Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Buying Time" Author Unknown "A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” “Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man. “Daddy, how much money do you make an hour? “That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily. “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy. “If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.” “Oh,” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?... more »

Canada's so called anti-terror bill? Je Suis Canada

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
Where are the giant pencils? After all the nonsense spewed over the incident in Paris? Je Suis Canada? *CBC:* *“Such a move, however, could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Canada and would not necessarily contribute to effectively fighting domestic extremism, according to legal experts.* The new bill, which could also include provisions for *expanded police powers*, was promised by the federal government Kent Roach, a professor at the University of Toronto who specializes in constitutional and terrorism law. “The government has the burden before they introduce... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 30, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros. *Keith Fallon, Daily Beast:* *‘American Sniper’ Could Actually Win the Oscar for Best Picture* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 30, 2015* Obama vs. Bibi: The U.S. and Israeli leaders have traded insults, slights and snubs for six years. -- Michael Crowley, Politico Will U.S. Protect Its Syrian Rebel Army? -- Josh Rogin, Bloomberg Kurd allies fighting IS in north Iraq hampered by rivalries -- Vivian Salama & Bram Janssen, AP Deadly Sinai attack undercuts Egyptian army claims of anti-IS success -- Louisa Loveluck, CSM Why the End of Y... more »

David Bentley Hart On The New Atheists + How Ancient Christians Read the Bible

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Title: David Bentley Hart - The new atheists and an ugly God Source: aragon123ist. Date Published: April 8, 2011. Description:* In an interview with CPX (a Christian organization based in North Sydney, Australia), extremely erudite Eastern Orthodox theologian and philosopher David Bentley Hart shares a few thoughts on the "New Atheist" movement. *Title: How ancient Christians read the Bible - David Bentley Hart. Source: ObjectiveBob. Date Published: January 25, 2013. Description: * Another excerpt from David Bentley Hart's brilliant lecture. See the full lecture here: https://w... more »

Native Women to Protest Redskins Ethnic Slur in Phoenix: Superbowl and Domestic Violence

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Native American Activists Tell NFL ‘No More’ Stereotypes-- Hold Vigil/Protest at Super Bowl By Nicholet Deschine Parkhurst nicholet@mac.com Jacqueline Keeler jackiekeeler@mac.com  January 28, 2015 PHOENIX -- Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a national group of Native parents dedicated to ending the mascotting of Native people and their allies from across the

Against the backdrop of Grecian history including the indomitable Spartans, Paul Craig Roberts explains the uphill contest between the new Greek government and the EU and its kleptocrat banksters.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 6 hours ago
------------------------------ Paul Craig Roberts – EU And Banksters Threaten: “Defy Us And We Will Destroy You” January 29, 2015 Original Here *As the West stares into the great abyss and the world prepares for even greater economic turmoil, today Dr. Paul Craig Roberts warned King World News that the EU and banksters are now threatening: "Defy us and we will destroy you." This is an ominous warning from the former U.S. Treasury official as the world prepares to descend into total cha... more »

World News Briefs -- January 30, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
New York Times: *ISIS Kills Kurdish Commander in Surprise Attack on Kirkuk*. *MIDDLE EAST* Heavy fighting near Kirkuk, *twin blasts hit Baghdad market*. Senior Kurdish military commander killed in *Iraq fighting Islamic militants*. Islamic State attacks *Kurdish outposts across Iraq*. Kurdish PM says U.S.-led coalition *against Islamic State faces long war*. Syria battle between *al Qaeda and Western-backed group spreads*. Next round of Syria talks *in Moscow in a month: delegate*. Hezbollah warns of more attacks *on Israel after deadly airstrike*. Hezbollah: we don't want war* ... more »

Bay Area homeless population on the rise during tech boom

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*During the 2014 holiday season, Margaret Cho was in San Francisco helping raise funds for youth services.* *"It is a tragic mix-up when the United States spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only $53 annually on the victims of poverty."* *-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.* *by Denise Sullivan* If you're looking for extremes in income disparity, look no further than San Francisco. The city that announced a $22 million operating surplus can seemingly not afford to house its lower- and middle-income residents or feed them. "This provides us in city government with an opp... more »

A Moment with Nature: "Love and Sorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Love and Sorrow"* "Here the swallow's mate is injured and the condition is fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. He brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion. He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead. He tried to move her... a rarely-seen effort for swallows! Aware that she is dead and will never be with him again, sadness filled his eyes with sorrow. He stood beside her as his heart weeps. Finally aware that she would never return to him, he stood beside her body with untold pain and despair." - http://funreadingemails.blog... more »

Musical Interlude: Josh Groban, “Remember When It Rained”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Josh Groban, “Remember When It Rained” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3bEU70R1Yo

"The Eternal Silence of Infinite Spaces..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The eternal silence of infinite spaces frightens me. Why now rather than then? Who has put me here? By whose order and direction have this place and time have been ascribed to me? We travel in a vast sphere, always drifting in the uncertain, pulled from one side to another. Whenever we find a fixed point to attach and to fasten ourselves, it shifts and leaves us; and if we follow it, it eludes our grasp, slips past us, and vanishes for ever. Nothing stays for us. This is our natural condition, most contrary to our inclination; we burn with desires to find solid ground and an ultima... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong." - Ayn Rand

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Song of the Builders"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Song of the Builders"* "On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God - a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great was its energy, how humble its effort. Let us hope it will always be like this, each of us going on in our inexplicable ways building the universe.” ~ Mary Oliver, “Why I Wake Early”

"It's Just One of the Gaps in History"

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*Nature Abhors a **Vacuum* 1. Sept. 1939 "Reich Leader Bouhler and Dr. med. Brandt are charged with the responsibility of enlarging the competence of certain physicians, designated by name, so that patients who, on the basis of human judgment [*menschlichem Ermessen*], are considered incurable, can be granted mercy death [ *Gnadentod*] after a discerning diagnosis. — Adolf Hitler *The Hitler Order.* *"It's just one of the Gaps in History."* *Raul Hilberg* *"As the Nazi regime developed over the years, the whole structure of decision-making was changed. * *At first there wer... more »

How Chinese Money Is Backing Russia's Conflict Against The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. © RIA Novosti. Sergei Guneev *Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast:* *Chinese Money Is Backing Putin’s War* *The growing Chinese-Russian alliance is one of the most important geopolitical developments of the century.* *WNU Editor:* This is not a case of China helping Russia .... this is a case where both countries have mutual interests and one in which both parties have made the decision to support each other economically and politically. Russia has a new market for its resources in China .... China has a new and stable so... more »

“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Even in our darkest times, there are seeds of light within ourselves, we need only call them forward. Anyone who has walked through the valley of despair and come out the other side knows that even in that darkness, seeds of light can be found. Often their tendrils reach out of the gloom and into the daylight alongside the journeyer who emerges from that deep sorrow. When we find ourselves in a place of despair, it can help us to know this, so that we don’t give up. We can stop, take a deep breath, and remind... more »

Another great story for NBC News... this one is delicious! You are welcome!

Sandra Guzman at SANDRA GUZMAN - 7 hours ago
How to Throw a Mexican Inspired Super Bowl Party

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Legend of the Starfish"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Legend of the Starfish"* Author Unknown "A vacationing businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy was walking slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the beached starfish back into the ocean. The businessman, hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said, “I have been watching what you are doing, son. You have a good heart, and I know you mean well, but do you realize ...more »

Reminder: Must Watch

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Originally aired on BBC2 in 1992, 'Operation Gladio' reveals 'Gladio', the secret state-sponsored terror network operating in Europe. Gladio is the core fascist instrument of control that still remains in place - just with a different name. It's the connection of corporate fascism, organized crime, the military industrial complex, and the international bankers. It's the dark heart of global capitalist dominance. Shouldn't we at least recognize it and understand how it works? Shouldn't we tell others what we face?

“The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers”* by Tom Purcell "Things are mighty heated these days. Tempers are flaring and minds are closed. Here’s the solution: the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers. “The short memory of voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” “We’ve got the best politicians that money can buy.” “A fool and his money are soon elected.” Rogers spoke these words during the Great Depression, but they’re just as true today. With 24-hour news channels, our memories are shorter than ever. And in the mass-media age, the politician who can afford the most airtime frequently w... more »

Free Download: Olaf Stapledon, "Star Maker"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The sharp tang and savor of existence..."* "The thought of the disaster which almost certainly lay in wait for the Other Men threw me into a horror of doubt about the universe in which such a thing could happen. That a whole world of intelligent beings could be destroyed was not an unfamiliar idea to me; but there is a great difference between an abstract possibility and a concrete and inescapable danger. On my native planet, whenever I had been dismayed by the suffering and the futility of individuals, I had taken comfort in the thought that at least the massed effect of all our... more »

Poland Ready To Sell Weapons To Ukraine If Kiev Has The Money

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Poland's Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna (Reuters/Slawomir Kaminski) *RT*: *'It’s business': Poland ready to sell weapons to Ukraine if Kiev has money* *Update:* Poland Open to Arms Sales to Ukraine -- Sputnik *WNU Editor:* It's always about the money ... and Ukraine has no money .... they do not even have any credit. But here is an ominous warning/prediction from the Polish Defense Minister .... *Polish defence minister: Conflict in Ukraine can last for years* (Charter 97).

The Ancient Disc of Life and the Colonization of Planet Earth

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*V. Susan Ferguson* - The Discs of Life made life on planet earth possible. No intra-planetary colonizers of a galaxy could hope to achieve life on an unknown atmosphere without such technology... The post The Ancient Disc of Life and the Colonization of Planet Earth appeared first on Waking Times.

Report from Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
At this moment it is the early hours of Saturday morning on Jeju Island, South Korea. Police buses are coming into the small fishing and farming village. The 500 year-old village of about 2,000 people has already been forced to surrender their sacred rocky coastline and the pristine environment offshore where endangered soft coral reefs are found. The Navy base now under construction, will eventually host US aircraft carriers, nuclear subs, and destroyers outfitted with so-called 'missile defense' interceptors, all to be aimed at China and Russia in that part of the world. ... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- January 30, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east* *WNU Editor:* The war is now focused on the battle for Debaltseve. Apparently Ukrainian forces are now surrounded, and they have been told to surrender. Artillery strikes on civilian areas are also continuing .... heavily casualties are being reported. All peace/truce talks have now been suspended. The above AP video report shows how violent and destructive the conflict has become. *Ukraine War News Updates -- January 30, 2015* Ukraine Peace Talks Reportedly Postponed As Casualties Mount -- Radio Free Europe Ukrain... more »

Bibi Netanyahu does damage control with Harry Reid and others -- and Harry says hell yes, he's running for reelection

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*At his Washington home, recuperating Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday of his upcoming reelection, "I’m running, and that’s all I can say, okay?"* *"There have been partisan recriminations in Washington and Israel over the speech, with accusations that Speaker John A. Boehner, who extended the invitation, and Mr. Netanyahu were exploiting the situation for political gain. Mr. Netanyahu faces voters on March 17 in a contest in which national security and Iran could be significant factors. Democrats in Congress have said Mr. Boehner is trying to undermine Mr. Obama an... more »

Project Blue Book, John Greenewald and the Latest

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
(Blogger's note: This is the latest from John Greenewald about the uproar over the Project Blue Book files. Although annoyed at the MSM for not understanding the story and believing that this was something new, I am not annoyed at John for getting the material published at his Black Vault site. It was a service to all of us interested in this. And yes, I have used the Fold 3 site, but then, I do have a complete set of the Project Blue Book files on microfilm. Sometimes it was easier to locate a case at Fold 3 then in the confusing filing system used for Project Blue Book. Anytime i... more »

African Union Endorses A 7,500 Regional Force To Confront Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *African Union backs regional force to confront Boko Haram* *WNU Editor*: I am not optimistic that this force will make a dent against Boko Haram. Peter Dorrie sums it up best .... *The African Union Readies an Army to Fight Boko Haram: Don’t count on success* (War Is Boring). *More News On The African Union Endorsing A 7,500 Regional Force To Confront Boko Haram* Nigeria Welcomes Regional Force to Fight Boko Haram -- Deutsche Welle African Union calls for 7,500-strong force to fight Boko Haram -- Ahram Online/AFP AU Endorses 7,500 Troops to Fight Boko Haram -- VOA Af...more »

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | It’s a Rag Blog Happy Hour! With special guest, author/activist Jonah Raskin

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Rock out with us at Maria’s, Friday, Feb. 6 — and also catch Jonah earlier that day when he joins host Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio. AUSTIN — Please join the Rag Blog/Rag Radio community at an informal Happy Hour … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | It’s a Rag Blog Happy Hour! With special guest, author/activist Jonah Raskin

“The Great Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The Great Silence”* by Chet Raymo “If there is one word that should not be uttered, it is the name of- no, I will not say it. Any name diminishes. In the face of whatever it is that is most mysterious, most holy, we are properly silent. It is appropriate, I think, to praise the creation, to make a joyful noise of thanksgiving for the sensate world. But praising the Creator is another thing altogether. When we make a big racket on His behalf we are more than likely addressing an idol in our own image. What was it that Pico Iyer said? "Silence is the tribute that we pay to holiness... more »

Hezbollah Warns Israel: Attacks Were A Warning

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Voice of America:* *Hezbollah Chief Says Does Not Want War But Ready for One* *WNU Editor*: The Iranian response was even more interesting .... from saying that Israel is not even worth paying attention to .... *Israel not worthy of war preparations by Iran: IRGC commander *(Press TV) .... to the more ominous .... *Hezbollah strike was 'minimum response,' warns Iran commander* (Al-Monitor). Israel is also not optimistic .... *The Northern Front is at a Boiling Point* (Israel Defense). *More News ON Hezbollah Warning Israel That They Do Not Fear War* Hezbollah head says not seek... more »

Our Fascist Friends - Hard to Swallow

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*A Ukraine military vehicle dressed up for war on their fellow citizens who just happen to share Russian culture due to their living near the border. Sadly those people become expendable as the US-NATO intend to create chaos inside Russia toward the goal of balkanizing that sovereign nation* Many warn of the collapse economic shutdown to extract the breath from the living Everyone is afraid of something or someone (fear nothing but fear itself) Humility becomes scarce arrogance reigns we all suck the same air our planet is hot and fragile as our own life is... U.S not a free cou... more »

Iraq Kurd PM: The War Against The Islamic State Is Going To Last A Long Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Iraq's Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaks at the Iraq-Kurdistan Oil and Gas Conference at Arbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region, December 2, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Azad Lashkari *Reuters*: *Kurdish PM says U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State faces long war* *Update:* Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State: NATO chief -- Reuters *WNU Editor*: Everyone is now hinting that this war is going to go on for a long time. What also does not help the war effort is the reluctance of Iraq and of the U.S. in providing the means for the anti-Islamic forces (such as ... more »

Islamic State Launches Surprise Attack On The Northern Iraqi City Of Kirkuk

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq* *WNU Editor*: The reason why ISIS wants Kirkuk *is explained here*. *More News On The Islamic State Launching A Surprise Attack On The Northern Iraqi City Of Kirkuk* ISIS Launches Surprise Attack on Kirkuk, Killing Top Kurdish Commander -- New York Times Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops -- Washington Post/AP Islamic State launches surprise attack on oil-rich Kirkuk -- UPI ISIS launches attack on oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk -- CNN Top Kurdish Commander Killed as Islamic State Launc...more »

Israel Newspaper: U.S. Is 80% In Agreement With Iran On Their Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger *Jerusalem Post:* *Obama has agreed to 80 percent of Iran's demands in nuclear talks, Israeli officials tell Ch. 10* *WNU Editor*: I presume that the sticking point with Iran is the same sticking point that has been with Iran since day one .... inspections and verifications. There are some places that Iran has made very clear that they do not want inspectors to be poking a... more »

Jordan Halts Air Strikes Against The Islamic State. Awaits News On Fate Of Hostages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Independent:* *Jordan 'halts air strikes' targeting Isis militants as hostage fighter pilot's fate remains unknown.* *WNU Editor*: Everyone is waiting for a response from the Islamic State right now .... *Jordan, Japan Await News on Fate of IS Hostages* (VOA). I know that the Islamic State has never executed a hostage on Friday .... but after that ....anything is possible.

Thoughts Are Energy – 4 Ways Your Thoughts Can Change The World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Gregg Prescott* - If all thoughts are energy, then how powerful is the human mind and what are we truly capable of accomplishing? The post Thoughts Are Energy – 4 Ways Your Thoughts Can Change The World appeared first on Waking Times.

Holotropic Breathwork Naturally Induces Psychedelic States of Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Jeff Roberts* - Humans have a unique appetite for experiencing altered states of consciousness, and this inclination is evident in many facets of social culture today... The post Holotropic Breathwork Naturally Induces Psychedelic States of Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

Top 10 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Won't Run for President in 2016

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
Perennial Republican contender Mitt Romney has recently decided that he will not seek the presidency for a third time in 2016. His reason, as he told potential investors supporters in a conference call was, "I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the [Republican] Party the opportunity to become our next nominee." Romney's departure from the field frees up a lot of cash and delegates while at the same time not supporting the heir apparent to the Republican nomination, Jeb Bush. But Mr. Romney told his supporters there were other reasons for withdrawing his name from c... more »

Moral Injury from Iraq War Ignored

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
“I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle’s war was NOT my war. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it.” A former American sniper in Iraq, Garett Reppenhagen, joins Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper,” and his time serving in Iraq.

Greeck - Turkish Tensions Return Over Their Border Disputes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Imia, known in Turkish as Kardak, lies just seven km (four miles) off the Turkish coast. Trelokouneli *The Guardian:* *New Greek nationalist defence minister resurrects old tensions with Turkey* *Turkish fighter jets entered Greek airspace after Panos Kammenos flew over uninhabited islets off Turkey coast which nearly triggered war in 1996* *Update #1*: New Greek nationalist defense minister prompts Turkey to scramble jets -- Reuters *Update #2*: Greek minister leaves wreath at Aegean hotspot, sparking confrontation with Turkey -- Hurriyet Daily News *WNU Editor*: The old disputes... more »

World News Briefs -- January 30, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gestures as he addresses a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels January 30, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Francois Lenoir *Reuters:* *Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State: NATO chief* *MIDDLE EAST* Heavy fighting near Kirkuk, *twin blasts hit Baghdad market*. Senior Kurdish military commander killed in *Iraq fighting Islamic militants*. Islamic State attacks *Kurdish outposts across Iraq*. Kurdish PM says U.S.-led coalition *against Islamic State faces long war*. Syria battle between *al Qaeda and Western-backed... more »

The Lords on Palestine

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Yesterday the TV happened to be switched to “Parliament”. Before reflexively switching channels I spotted the word Palestine rolling across the bottom of the screen, so I turned up the sound. Needless to say I kind of wish I hadn’t. It made me feel voyeuristic and angry all at once. You know when you see people rubbernecking as they drive past a motorway smack-up, sort of morbidly fascinated and revolted? Well. Car crash? I suppose no-one was actually hurt. Not physically. On the surface it looked like a bunch of doddery old geezers trying to read aloud off trembly sheaves of pap... more »

Alexa Cooking the Books? Could this also apply to Blogger/Google et al?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Cat and Mouse* A dissident blogger ("The Rebel") is complaining that the stats providing service "Alexa" is cooking the books. While I don't have an Alexa account....IMO all the blog servers cook the books on stats...that's how they manipulate and control. There's no consistency or logic to the stats I get from Blogger/Google on my blog. It's a game of cat and mouse. Kenny's sideshow (may he rest in peace) is where I get most of my hits from. A week or so ago I posted an article on Putin. It was right during the Obama SOTU address. For whatever reason...I'm guessing they did... more »

Mary Robinson and Durban

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*"To many of us present at the events at Durban, it is clear that much of the responsibility for the debacle rests on the shoulders of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, who, in her role as secretary-general of the conference, failed to provide the leadership needed to keep the conference on track."* *- Attrocity Liar Congressman Tom Lantos* *"[She is waging] an intellectual pogrom against Jews and Israel.**" - Michal Rubin, National Review* "This group can speak freely and boldly, working both publicly and behind the scenes on whatever actions need to be ta... more »

Tabula Rasa : The Public Myth of Adolph Hitler

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*"Hitler was gassed in World War One and they took him to the hospital and, according to a U.S. Navy Intelligence report, they brought in a Dr. Forster, a hypnotist, and they groomed him. * *They told him that he would have troops that would someday invade Russia and kick the Communists out. * *They hypnotized him so that he would always believe that he'd be a great leader, like Joan of Arc."* *The Mind of Mae Brussellby Paul Krassner(from OUI magazine, May 1978)* *The Golem of Prague* LYNDON LAROUCHE: "The problem of Hitler, Bob, is that *Hitler was not real, he was a golem.* Th... more »

film teaser trailer - Disney - Tomorrowland

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
*in theatres May 22nd 2015* *Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland”* seems to be quite strange and sinister, oh it's Disney again. TEASER TRAILER:

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 30, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A Predator B unmanned aircraft at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, Nov. 8, 2011. *Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps* *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 30, 2015* U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support -- Reuters Boko Haram crisis: African Union backs regional force of 7,500 troops -- BBC Russia boasts it will maintain military superiority over the West until 2020 at least as it continues to add to its nuclear arsenal despite recession -- Daily Mail Russian Next-Gen 100-Ton Nucl... more »

Supplemental: Tom Brady said he invented the Internet!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 The Times tackles Mark Brunell:* In hard copy, the report appears atop the first page of the New York Times sports section. Accompanied by three large photos, its lay-out consumes two-thirds of that page. On-line, it carries this headline: “Deflation Experiments Show Patriots May Have a Point After All” Say what? In our hard-copy Times, the headlines say this: *Upon Scientific Review...* A paper explains how the Patriots’ footballs could have become deflated by atmospheric conditions. Uh-oh! In essence, the New York Times is reporting today that the lates... more »

Israel ABSOLUTELY Did 9-11: Must See Important Videos - 9-11 Brainwashing Parts I And II

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I do feel like a broken record at times having constantly to reiterate the absolute fact that Israel, acting in accordance with its slaves in the US Government, absolutely did the attacks of September 11th, 2001....It does seem that finally after all these years of having our governments lie and our Jew spew media constantly lie and say otherwise, that people are waking up to the fact that Israel is fully responsible for the deaths of some 3000 innocent people on that fateful day.... Sadly, now over 13 years later, these criminals have yet to see a day in court for their acts of cold... more »

harper Wants to Create More Damaged Veterans (so he can ignore them too)

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
... like all the wounded, maimed, PTSD'd veterans of Chretien, Martin and his own folllies in Afghanistan. I think I got this idea from Sooey this morning. But the inklings of harper's brazen hypocrisy and cynicism must have been hovering around inside my skull before that. How does he get away with it? Because, obviously, right-wing voters are stupid, ignorant, hypocritical, ideological partisans with short memories who don't even notice that they simultaneously hold contradictory positions on the issues. Why does harper do it? First of all, because (aside from his cunning and ... more »

ISIS Mercenary Admits Getting Funds from US

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
Terror horde receiving funds routed through US despite the NSA's immense and growing spying powers. *Image: Implausible deniability - "accidental" airdrops of weapons to ISISmilitants, and now torrents of cash being routed through the allegedlyunwitting US are but a few examples of how the West's "accidental" supportprops up the only organization in Syria capable of fighting its proxy waragainst Damascus for it. So many coincidences add up to concertedconspiracy. **January 30, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Once again, another "coincidence" appears to be contributing to the s... more »

Anti-Semitism is in the very marrow of conspiracy theory

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
Scott Wood nails it in this article... http://www.littleatoms.com/society/anti-semitism-very-marrow-conspiracy-theory/page/0/1 ' if you are a presenter or blogger who disseminates and concocts conspiracy theories I would like you to know that you are deluded and inhumane. The victims of the 2015 attacks in Paris are the latest in a long line of corpses you have opportunistically used as a platform for your own irrational and hateful thought and pronouncement. You are not "aware" or "awake" but blinkered and bigoted. You are not a truth-seeker, hero or liberator.'

Anti-Terror Task Force to Target Protesters

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
So much for the dawn of a new day for police-community relations in the wake of the Eric Garner chokehold death and other high profile homicides-by-cop: *Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Thursday that the NYPD is establishing a new anti-terror strike force.* *The unit of 350 cops will be specially trained in high-tech weaponry to deal with protests, “lone wolf” attacks and evolving threats posed by terrorists, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. The Strategic Response Group, Bratton said, will be dedicated to “disorder control and counterterrorism protection capabilities.”* ... more »

David Rudd Has a Problem That Won't Go Away Until He Does

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Governor Haslam's crony, Brad Martin, and the corporate high rollers in Memphis made a mockery of the university search for President last year in order to appoint David Rudd as head of the University of Memphis. Already ensconced as Provost when the call came, Rudd rushed into the president's office with a bunch of debts to pay off for the plutocratic support that got him his new job. Rudd pushed forward with corporate consultation from Huron Consulting to put in place strategic budget implementation (SRI), which calls for departments to become entrepreneurial units that spend t... more »

Nigeria: Inside Boko Haram (Part 2)

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*January 30, 2015* (Eric Draitser - Counterpunch) - The first installment of this article focused on the relationship between Boko Haram and the domestic politics of Nigeria, as well as the regional resource war that has developed around the Lake Chad Basin. It exposed the connections between individuals and networks both in Nigeria and Chad that are actively supporting and/or facilitating Boko Haram, and in doing so, participating in a dangerous game of regional destabilization. Naturally, the question becomes: why? In whose interests is this destabilization being carried out? Wha... more »

The Erdogan That Turned...

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*'French citizens carry out such a massacre, and Muslims pay the price,' *Erdogan said yesterday. *'That's very meaningful ... Doesn't their intelligence organisation track those who leave prison?* *'Games* *are being played with the Islamic world, we need to be aware of this.'* *'The West's hypocrisy is obvious. As Muslims, we've never taken part in terrorist massacres. Behind these lie racism, hatespeech and Islamophobia,' *Erdogan added. Erdogan also denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for attending a solidarity rally in France on Sunday with other world leader... more »

The Food You Eat Can Be Either .....by Ann Wigmore

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 13 hours ago
Source: *Occupy Food Facebook*

Transpicuous News Special Financial Report: Unpegging a "Soft Landing"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
Tonight on CCN I will be doing a LIVE stream Special Financial Report on Transpicuous News. News this week has been very.... exciting. The Financial News hints have been HUGE. For those of you following the Iraqi Dinar Revaluation, the Global Currency Revaluations etc... you will find the information I have to bring out tonight very interesting, no doubt. So please tune in tonight on CCN, live at 11pm GMT And as a little prequel, below are the clips from this past Sunday nights TN report and the Wednesday night Midweek report for you to listen to before the show goes live tonigh... more »

ISA Preparations: Ultimate Edition

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
Save room on your schedules for some Ultimate: I am hoping that there will be enough space and too few drunken folks on the playing field at Woldenberg Park at 10am on Saturday of ISA week. It is just up the river (if you look at a map, it looks is up and to the Continue reading

Amid hubbub over the RNC trip to Israel in cahoots with American Family Association crackpots, AFA's super-crackpot Bryan Fischer is dumped

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*You know my sad history with non-YouTube video embedding. If the clip doesn't play, watch it onsite.* *by Ken* Noah tipped me the other night to Rachel Maddow's report on weird doings growing out of the Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus's scheme to take a bunch of his people on an all-expenses paid trip to Israel -- with those expenses paid by the American Family Association, which sounds like just another right-wing propaganda outfit but, as we've had frequent occasion to note, is in fact one of the more incendiary hotbeds of American crackpottery, thanks in ...more »

The First Casualty

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
https://bcblue.wordpress.com/ Truth is always the first casualty of war. And no one should be surprised that it is the first casualty of Stephen Harper's War. Michael Harris writes : The resolution on the Iraq mission that passed the House of Commons explicitly ruled out ground-based combat operations. Now, Mr. Harper has deployed Canadian special forces in such a way that they have become involved in what the parliamentary resolution expressly forbade: ground combat. The government’s defence against this egregious contempt of Parliamen...more »

Ec 10 Guest Lectures

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
Above are the seven guest lecturers for ec 10 this spring. How many do you recognize? A first-class econonerd would recognize them all.

Islamic State Takes Credit For The 'Largest Attack On The Egyptian Military In Years'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Euronews*: *Egypt’s Sisi cuts short Ethiopia visit after 30 killed in Sinai* *WNU Editor*: The Islamic State launched at least a dozen coordinated attacks in the Sinai on Thursday .... which should be a red-light that this group is far larger and far better organized *More News On Thursday's Islamic State Attack In The Sinai* Egypt's Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai attacks -- BBC Egypt Raises Death Toll From Coordinated Sinai Attack to 32 -- NYT/AP Simultaneous attacks in Egypt kill scores -- Al Jazeera Islamic State claims responsibility for major attack on Egypt's Sinai Penins... more »

NationBuilder - And you thought CIMS was scary

Alison at Creekside - 15 hours ago
Ten years ago the Cons bought CIMS, their Constituent Information Management System, and began stuffing it with our phone numbers and adding smiley/frowny faces beside our names and whatever other info they could glean about us. The other parties had their own lesser versions. Most of us first took notice of CIMS when we learned it had been used to perpetrate election fiddling in the last election. Now all the parties, although perhaps not all the members, use the newer and snazzier US import NationBuilder instead. Touted as more peer-to-peer grassroots organizing than traditiona... more »

Will Greece Leave The Criminal EU And Tell The Criminal Jewish Bankers To Shove It? Syriza's Original 40 Point Manifesto

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
Again, my apologies to all readers of this blog first and foremost...I have been busy the last few weeks with a lot of personal and business matters, and I have definitely fallen a bit behind in keeping up with what has been going on in the real world the last few weeks.... I am constantly playing "catch up" and I am trying to post articles here when I do find the time... Hopefully most of those matters will clear up shortly, and I will be back and up to speed.... Just a few days ago, someone asked me my opinion of what has just happened in Greece, where the criminally corrupt regi... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Tom Benson ups ante in proposal to take Saints, Pels out of estranged heirs’ trust ~New Orleans Advocate * *The Taxman Cometh ~NOLA DEFENDER* *David Duke considers run against "sell-out" Scalise ~WWL* *China’s Louisiana Purchase: New Orleans’ own Battle of Algiers ~Al Jazeera* *"Why aren't claimants being paid?" BP administrator makes millions with 1% claims paid ~David Hammer, WWLTV* *Delta Blues Part 2: When Life Gives You Saltwater, Make Shrimp Ponds ~Eve Troeh, WWNO* *Dick Wolf’s ‘Nightwatch’ Highlights The Exteme Emergencies of New Orleans After Dark ~Anne Easton, Observer*

Three U.S. Defense Contractors Killed In Afghanistan By An Insider Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Taliban says agent infiltrated Afghan's security forces for attack that killed 3 Americans* *WNU Editor:* Even though U.S. forces are leaving .... this is a reminder that Afghanistan is still a very dangerous place. *More News On Thursday's Insider Attack That Killed Three U.S. Contractors In Afghanistan* Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at military base near airport -- Washington Post Gunman Who Killed 3 Americans Was Said to Wear Afghan Military Uniform -- NYT Taliban Claims Afghanistan Attack -- VOA Three U.S. contractors killed in 'insider att... more »

The Pentagon Is Facing Another Round Of Budget Chaos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of "social contagions" that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS *Jeremy Herb, Politico*: *The Pentagon's new fiscal cliff* *“Everyone is still with the happy talk that somehow sequestration is going to go away.”* *WNU Editor*: The Pentagon's budget is going to be released this Monday, but already the politics is being played out on national security. The White House will approve a larger Pentagon budget if (and only if) the spending caps are removed by Congress on entitlement programs. T... more »

Why Is China Developing Weapons Systems That It Opposes?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
DANGEROUS ELEMENT: The uranium for the original atomic bombs came from a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Shinkolobwe. ©ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/DAVID FREUND *Jonathan Ray, National Interest*: *Unlocking the Puzzle of China’s Neutron Bomb* *Why did China develop a neutron bomb that it never deployed?* *WNU Editor*: They built it for the simple reason being that the U.S. and Russia had one.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan Has Been 'Sacked By The New Saudi King

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) and Prince Bandar bin Sultan *Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast:* *Bye Bye, Bandar* *Prince Bandar bin Sultan, one of the most powerful Saudis ever to serve in Riyadh—and Washington—has just been ousted by the new king.* *WNU Editor*: The new Saudi King has sacked many of the key men who have been responsible for Saudi Arabia's national security for years. I for one have will not share a tear for the departure of someone like Prince Bandar bin Sultan .... especially when I* heard about this* last year.

For Police: Postal Worker Accidentally Makes Video on How Not To Shoot Dogs

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Amanda Warren An Australian motovlogger shoots dogs - with a DriftHD 1080P camera. His other armament? Treats. This postal worker comes across friendly dogs, but also plenty of vicious dogs who will bite him if they get a chance. And sometimes, those dogs get loose. He nonchalantly points to a dog who bit him in the past. He wants people to know that "posties" love dogs. What would he think of our American police state that trains officers to shoot any kind of breed? Without prompting. But police officers always voice the fear of getting bit. This fear is upheld in the highest... more »

Will Russia bailout Greece?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
The "mainstream" politicians in the EU countries – and the U.S. as well – lack not only the strategic thinking but also creativity, the ability to act cleverly yet surprisingly. We are pretty much facing a bunch of sterile, impotent, redundant, uninspiring, politically correct self-described "good doers". Fortunately, there are other countries in the world as well. The Russian finance minister just said that he won't rule out that Russia will bailout Greece! Nice, that's what I call a twist. Greece may run out of funds as early as the end of February. What does it exactly mean? I... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 1/30/2015”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
* “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 1/30/2015”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “War is what I am going to concentrate on in this Weekly News Wrap-Up. There is no doubt a massive financial war is going on right now. If this keeps up, it will only lead to a shooting war and a very big one at that. The EU wants to put another round of sanctions on Russia, and get this, Greece is signaling it will veto that action. So, not only does the recently elected Greece leadership want debt forgiveness, it also looks like it is going to side with Russia over more sanctions. Greece is a NATO country, and i... more »

Co-Creator of "Gray State" Speaks on Deceased Filmmaker; Future of Main Project

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Amanda Warren Last week, we reported on the tragic and mysterious death of film producer David Crowley, his wife and young daughter who were all found dead in their Apple Valley, MN home, weeks after the incident took place. A few new details have been reported by the media. Hennepin County Medical Examiners report a murder-suicide saying wife Komel and their five-year-old daughter were shot, and report David's death as a suicide. No additional marks, injuries or signs of struggle, they say. Bodies were found close together on the front room floor with a black handgun near David.... more »

Birds of a Feather: John McCain Defends Henry Kissinger

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville It has been said that birds of a feather flock together, and proof of that statement can be seen in the fact that terrorist sympathizer John McCain was recently forced to act as Knight in Shining Armor for famed mass murderer Henry Kissinger as the latter was attempting to give yet another speech to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Kissinger’s arrival, as well as the beginning of his speech, was interrupted by protesters from Code Pink, who attempted to list off the crimes of Henry Kissinger but were unable to continue their presentation for the requisite n... more »

'American Sniper': Lies and Propaganda to Divide a Nation

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville The recent release of the film *American Sniper* has, if nothing else, furthered widened the divide between many Americans. While those who view Chris Kyle as the reincarnation of George Washington are singing the praises of Kyle and the movie, others have come to the opposite conclusion. Of course, the American oligarchy via its mouthpiece mainstream media has firmly attempted to draw the battle lines – If you like Chris Kyle and*American Sniper* then you are firmly in the camp that supports the troops, loves your country, and opposes terrorism. If you do not ... more »

Pol. Ideology 61: Raison d 'Etre of Government

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
Last Wednesday night, I was a guest lecturer at a friend's graduate class in Ateneo on public finance. I presented 3 unrelated topics but all related to public finance. The first is about the reason for existence of government, why government was invented and what are the scope and functions of government, based on one's political belief. The second paper was about climate money and the corrupted science behind it, and third was about public and private healthcare spending. About 13 or 14 students came, fine. Alvin was out of the country that day. If A and E are the extremes, zero ... more »

Ayahuasca and its Effect on the Brain

WTStaff at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Video - *Dr. Gabor Maté as he explains how ayahuasca works and how it can possibly cure addictions. The post Ayahuasca and its Effect on the Brain appeared first on Waking Times.

Measles Transmitted By The Vaccinated, Gov. Researchers Confirm by Sayer JI

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Measles Transmitted By The Vaccinated, Gov. Researchers Confirm by Sayer Ji Green Med Info., 27 January 2015 *A remarkable study reveals that a vaccinated individual not only can become infected with measles, but can spread it to others who are also vaccinated against it - doubly disproving two doses of MMR vaccine is "99% effective," as widely claimed. * One of the fundamental errors in thinking about measles vaccine effectiveness is that receipt of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine equates to bona fide immunity against these pathogens. Indeed, it is *commonly claimed*... more »

TOR-M2U Short-Range Air Defense Systems To Be Fitted On Russian Navy Vessels

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Naval version of Tor-M2]Russian Navy vessels will be fitted with a naval version of the short-range anti-missile system "Tor-M2U." This was stated by a JSC IEMZ Kupol (Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant affilitated to Almaz-Antey the designer and builder of the system) representative in an interview with Russian media RIA Novosti. "We work closely with the Russian Navy to establish maritime modifications of Tor-M2U complex. I hope that we will be able to present this work at maritime defense exhibition in St. Petersburg this year " [ed. note: IMDS 2015], - said Kartashov, the c... more »

Boeing Wins $51 Million Contract to Sustain ICBM Guidance System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM]Boeing will provide sustaining engineering support for the guidance system of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the U.S. Air Force, ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s land-based nuclear deterrent, under a recently-awarded $51 million contract. “Since 1958, Boeing has stood alongside the U.S. Air Force to design, develop and test ICBM systems,” said Peggy Morse, vice president, Boeing Directed Energy & Strategic Systems (DESS). “Boeing’s uninterrupted support will ensure the Minuteman III for... more »

Paul Frampton releases a book about his supermodel-drug story

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
For years, many of us have been following the real-life story of Prof Paul Frampton of North Carolina, a well-known physicist and a repeated TRF guest blogger, who ran into trouble in South America. It all started very nicely. Czech supermodel Ms Denisa Krajíčková or, if you wish, Californian supermodel Denise Milani fell in love with Paul. That shouldn't be shocking because theoretical physicists are very sexy, especially because of their sexy brains. But did she really love him? And what was the package that her assistants wanted to be transferred through a flight? Who are t... more »

SM-3 Block 2A Flight Tests Slated To Begin This Year

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: SM-3 Block IIA TDACS]A new missile interceptor co-developed by the United States and Japan is scheduled to make its first flight test this year and its first attempted intercept during the summer of 2016, according to executives from Raytheon Missile Systems, the main U.S. contractor on the effort. The Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block 2A interceptor, developed under an agreement signed in 2006, is a bigger and more capable version of the Raytheon-built SM-3 Block 1A and 1B interceptors, part of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. ... more »

Russian Next-Gen 100-Ton Nuclear Missile Could Be Test-Fired By 2017, Says Russian News Wire

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: SS-18 Satan]Russia’s Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile is set for a drop test this year and a test launch within a year and a half of the drop test, Russian defense sources told ITAR-TASS on Thursday. The new missile is set to replace the Cold-War era R-36 missile, nicknamed “SS-18 Satan” by NATO, which is still the world’s largest intercontinental ballistic missile ever made. Russian technicians will conduct a “drop test” at some point this year to measure the missile’s lift and proper evolution through its launch stages before they conduct a full test launch, prov... more »

Exelis to produce additional carriage and release systems for F-35 Lightning II

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Exelis carriage & release technology]Exelis has received a low rate initial production (LRIP) contract from Lockheed Martin Corp. to continue supplying pneumatic carriage and release technology for the F-35 Lightning II. Under the contract, Exelis will produce and deliver the eighth lot of LRIP BRU-67, BRU-68 and LAU-147 systems for the fifth-generation fighter jet. Exelis has already supplied more than 1300 carriage and release systems, spare parts and support for all three variants of the F-35, as well as antenna technology and lightweight composite parts. Read more

F-35 Lightning II undergoes extensive all-weather climatic testing

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35 climate test]Personnel at the U.S. Air Force 96th Test Wing’s McKinley Climatic Laboratory located at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., have subjected the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II -- a single-seat and single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighter jet – rigorous climatic testing over the past four months. An F-35B military aircraft from the F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force in Maryland has endured extreme weather temperatures during tests designed to certify the fleet for deployment in any corner of the world. With 13 countries currently involved with ... more »

Fifth P-8 Squadron Transition to Begin in March

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
NAS Jacksonville The Navy will begin the transition of a fifth patrol squadron to the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in March. Patrol Squadron 10 (VP-10), based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., will retire its P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft following its deployment to the U.S. Fifth Fleet and begin training in the P-8A with the fleet replacement squadron, VP-30. The only other remaining operational P-3 squadron in Jacksonville, VP-26, departed on Jan. 22 to a tri-site deployment in support of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Fleets. Upon return late this year, it wi... more »

China to deploy range of naval ships in Indian Ocean

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Liaoning task group]Riled by reports of the US sharing intelligence with India over movements of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, China today said it would deploy "different kinds of naval ships" depending on requirements of operations and other nations "need not read too much into it". Asked about reports that US is providing intelligence to India about movement of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, Chinese military spokesman Col Yang Yujin told a media briefing here that China is deploying its naval fleet on escort missions in anti-piracy operations in Gulf of... more »

Russian Forces to Exercise in Baltic After Lithuania Publishes Manual on How to Deal With Invasion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Udaloy class DDG]Russia’s entire Baltic Fleet, as well as air and land forces, will conduct drills this weekend in and around Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday. The Baltic Fleet includes more than 50 destroyers, corvettes, missile ships, landing ships, minesweepers and other vessels. “The exercise will prepare the fleet for battle readiness, conducting damage control and anti-sabotage maneuvers,” the Defense Ministry said. A separate Ministry of Defense statement said air- and land-based troops would conduct simultaneous exercises in the... more »

Construction begins on Philippine Navy's first sealift vessel

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Makassar-class LPD]Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has started construction on the first of two strategic sealift vessels (SSVs) for the Philippine Navy (PN). The vessel is being built as part of a $92m contract for two landing platform dock (LPD)-like vessels, in a bid to comply with the requirements of the navy's sea-based transport and logistics. Based on the Indonesian Navy's Makassar-class LPDs, the new 123m-long and 21.8m-wide vessel will have a cruise speed of 16k, maximum range of 9,360m and an endurance of 30 days. Read more

USS Elrod decommissioned after 30 years in service

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Elrod (FFG 55)]The guided-missile frigate USS Elrod was decommissioned Thursday after nearly 30 years in service. Cmdr. Brad Stallings, the commanding officer, led the ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. “I’m proud of this ship and its legacy of service, especially her performance in the last year of her life,” said Stallings. “It’s a somber occasion to decommission her, but an honor to be part of her final crew.” Read more

Defence sector to spend Rs 20,000 cr on fibreglass products: Chander

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Tejas LCA]The Indian defence sector is expected to spend Rs 20,000 crore in a decade on products made out of fibreglass for use in the latest weaponry systems, said the top official of country’s premier defence research organisation. “The fibreglass (composite) content in the defence industry will alone be Rs 20,000 crore from the total Rs 200,000 crore worth spending in the development of indigenous defence systems in the next 10 years,” said Avinash Chander, chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), today. In his inaugural address at the international... more »

Residents get chance to look at AWE radioactive waste proposals

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Trfalgar class SSN]Residents who live near the AWE sites in Aldermaston and Burghfield have been taking a close look at proposals to store radioactive waste from decommissioned submarines at both sites. The bases are among five shortlisted locations where the waste could be stored for at least 25 years. Twenty-seven submarines are set to be dismantled, and the waste which is generated will need to be stored until at least 2040 before it can be transferred to a geological disposal facility. Read more

3rd Russian submarine arrives in Vietnam

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Rolldock Star]The third Kilo-class submarine Russia built for Vietnam arrived at Cam Ranh Bay in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa on Wednesday night. The submarine, codenamed HQ184 Hai Phong, is being towed to Cam Ranh Port Thursday by cargo ship Rolldock Star. This is the third of six Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines that Vietnam contracted to buy from Russia under a US$2-billion deal in 2009. Read more

Building submarines overseas would be 'un-Australian', Jacqui Lambie says after touring Adelaide shipbuilder ASC

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Independent senator Jacqui Lambie]Independent senator Jacqui Lambie says building the next generation of submarines overseas would be "un-Australian". Senator Lambie toured Adelaide shipbuilder ASC along with fellow crossbencher Nick Xenophon to show her support for building submarines in South Australia. The visit came amid uncertainty about where the Collins Class submarines would be designed and built. Read more

Humans Have Brought World's Oceans to Brink of 'Major Extinction Event'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I certainly do not think that the pollution problem is terminal, not least because most pollution on its own is itself terminal. It ends and geology can bury it. What we do have a problem with is over fishing and unregulated fishing which naturally leads to collapse. That we have done over and over again all because the is no true apportionment nor regulation of the commons itself. Resolve that and over time everything will sort itself out. Any thing else merely allows management by liars and cheats. What concerns me is that i see no concerted effort to end this eff... more »

Free Viewing Of The Future Of Food Film (22 minute version)

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
Please take the time to watch this new 22 minute version of The Future of Food, we highly recommend it. It is free to view until February 5th. *Watch now: http://vimeo.com/73349379* *‪#‎TheFutureOfFood‬ ‪#‎LiliFilms‬ ‪#‎GMOs‬ ‪#‎gmofreecanada‬Source:GMO Free Canada*

Dolphins Have Human-Like Intelligence and Their Own ‘Language’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We are slowly filling in the blanks in terms of understanding Dolphin communication. They will become our allies in the Oceans I expect. They certainly have sufficient mental equipment and their own language thus self teaching also becomes possible. This has been a dream for a long time and there is much to be done. In the meantime we need to end the despoliation of our oceans once and for all. Unfortunately that will not happen soon. . *Dolphins Have Human-Like Intelligence and Their Own ‘Language’* *Anna LeMind, * *http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/01/17/dolphins... more »

They are Made out of Meat!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I do not recall seeing this piece before even if it is now twenty five years old. It is funny and i thought i would share it. All great science fiction wonderfully changes perspective to achieve results. The idea of hum,an like machine intelligence has been around for a long time, but i am now skeptical that light bodies would want to power such devices. this is particularly true when one understands that a light body has the architecture of a computing machine itself and I suspect much of its computing power is applied to operating the cellular environment. So wh... more »

A Farewell Ceremony For U.S. Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Mark Thompson, Time*: *Obama’s Awkward Farewell to Hagel* *WNU Editor:* He will not be missed. *More News On The Farewell Ceremony For U.S. Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel* Remarks by the President at Farewell Tribute in Honor of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel -- White House Obama bids farewell to Hagel -- The Hill Obama Says Hagel Never Forgot Roots as Soldier in Pentagon Job -- Bloomberg Obama plays down tensions with outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at retirement ceremony and thanks him for being 'frank and honest' -- Daily Mail Outgoing Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel to t... more »

Netanyahu: Iran "planning new genocide" against Jews

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 23 hours ago
Is there anyone in the world today that is more irrational, unhinged, and delusional than Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu? *The Times of Israel* reports: *Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran’s ayatollahs of “planning a new genocide” against the Jewish people* and vowed to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. During a speech on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Tuesday, Netanyahu said that his duty as PM was to “ensure that the State of Israel will never again be threatened with destruction,” and that the agreement being negotiated between the... more »

A Map That Shows The Distribution of Military Aircraft For Each Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) mapchart.net *Jeremy Bender, Business Insider:* *This Map Shows How Many More Military Aircraft The US Has Than Every Other Country On Earth* *WNU Editor*: The U.S. does not only have the greatest number of aircraft .... but the quality/avionics is tops in the world. Still .... it makes you wonder if Pentagon concerns on losing their edge in air superiority are justified.

No longer Germaine

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 23 hours ago
To give an idea of the sometimes comic but always spiteful nature of some strains of "feminist transphobia", see http://www.transadvocate.com/sex-essentialism-terfs-and-smelly-vaginas_n_14924.htm "Most recently, Germaine Greer made headlines (in queer media circles) for appealing to a bad vagina smell as being essential to authentic womanhood. During a question and answer session at The Cambridge Union, in which she again asserted trans medical care to be unethical, Greer suggested that trans women aren’t truly women because trans women don’t know what it is “to have a big, hairy, ... more »

6 Ways to Undermine American Fascism

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 23 hours ago
*Gary 'Z' McGee* - We live in a culture that’s suffocating under the stifling cross-stitched blanket of state and corporate power, and there is a single word sewn onto that two-sided blanket: Fascism. The post 6 Ways to Undermine American Fascism appeared first on Waking Times .

Russian Bombers Intercepted By British Fighters Over The English Channel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*: *Britain Demands Explanation of Russian Bombers Flying Near Airspace* *WNU Editor: *Everyone is sending a message. *More News On Russian Bombers Being Intercepted By British Fighters Over The English Channel * Russia gets a dressing down after its bombers flew over Bournemouth: Ambassador summoned to Foreign Office to explain aircraft's incursion -- Daily Mail UK summons Russian envoy after bombers fly over English Channel -- CNN Russian military planes 'disrupted UK aviation' -- BBC Britain Says Typhoon Fighter Jets Intercepted Russian Bombers -- Moscow Times/Reuters U.K. S... more »

Do Russians Still Support Putin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
85 percent of Russians said they still support President Vladimir Putin's actions at the helm of Russia, the Levada Center independent pollster revealed Wednesday. Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters *Moscow Times:* *Despite Economic Woes, 85 Percent of Russians Still Support Putin* *WNU Editor*: I know how these polls are conducted. A phone call is made on a land-line during the day ... and most of the time it is a pensioner who answers (the young are working). Many of these pensioners are deeply loyal to Putin .... I know from experience that they all credit him for t... more »

Are We Heading To War With Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Russia Warns Western Support for Kiev Could Lead to 'Catastrophe' * *WNU Editor*: Dire warnings from Russia's ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) .... but he is not alone .... former Soviet leader Gorbachev also thinks we are heading that way .... *Gorbachev: US dragging Russia into new Cold War, which might grow into armed conflict* (RT). More *here*. Reactions among U.S. officials have been along this line .... *Psaki Says US Disagrees It Is in Cold War With Russia* (Sputnik), while European leaders are basically saying that ... more »

The Return of Lombroso? Free Access Article On the Ethics of the Scientific Vision of Screening for Risk of Criminality to Prevent Future Crime

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 1 day ago
One of my research interests is about the way in which medical science and technology may be used and misused for large-scale societal aims, and how that territory should be understood ethically. In Gothenburg, I am happy to be and have been part of the growing research environment of the Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health (CELAM), involving collaboration between forensic psychiatry, criminology, psychology, law, neuromedicine, political and care science, philosophy and ethics. In a freesh article coming out of this collaboration, by myself and CELAM director Susanna Radovic... more »

EU Extends Sanctions On Russia And On Ukraine Rebel Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WSJ:* *EU Foreign Ministers Extend Targeted Sanctions on Russia* *Sanctions Extended by Six Months But Ministers Showed Little Appetite for Broader Measures* *WNU Editor:* No surprises in this extension of sanctions .... but I am detecting a reluctance among many EU members to even contemplate more sanctions for the future. There are now splits forming, and I suspect that these divisions will intensify by July when the full range of Russian sanctions will be up for renewal. *More News On The EU Extending Sanctions On Russia And On Ukraine Rebel Leaders For Another Six Months* ... more »

Why Washington Should Avoid The Ukraine Conflict

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks to Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at a meeting in Switzerland of foreign ministers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on December 4, 2014. Laurent Gillieron/Pool/Reuters *Doug Bandow, Newsweek*: *Seven Reasons the U.S. Shouldn’t Help Ukraine’s Fight With Russia * *WNU Editor: *Doug Bandow's point #7 is spot on .... a negotiated settlement is the only solution to this conflict .... unfortunately no one is interested in going down this road. That is why I am angry about this conflict .... it could have all be... more »

Meet Capt. John Doswell, "a bona fide superhero"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Capt. John Doswell (photo by Mitch Waxman)* *"If you wanted to know pretty much anything about New York Harbor, you could ask John. I will always regret not asking John more stuff. I thought I had more time."* *-- from "Fair Winds, Captain John," Working Harbor Committeeblogger Mai Armstrong's remembrance of Capt. John Doswell* *by Ken* With the arrival today of the February issue of *On the Hip*, the e-newsletter of the Working Harbor Committee of New York and New Jersey, which WHC Chair Rebecca Weisbrod leads off with a piece called "Moving Forward," indicating that WHC plans ... more »

The Families Of Russian Conscripts Are Afraid That Their Sons Will Be Sent To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Numerous reports have claimed that Russian soldiers have been sent across the border into eastern Ukraine to bolster the efforts of pro-Russian separatists. Maxim Zmeyev / Reuters *Sergei Chernov, Moscow Times*: *Conscripts' Relatives Fear They'll Be Sent to Ukraine Amid Alleged Coercion* *WNU Editor*: For the past 6 months rumors that Russian conscripts are being forced to go and fight in Ukraine have dominated Russian social media .... and more so among families who have members in the military. This concern is justifiable .... the Russian public is overwhelmingly against the i... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- January 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Economist*: *War in Ukraine: Ceasefire no more* *Renewed heavy fighting suggests that Russia has abandoned any pretence of sticking to the Minsk peace deal* *WNU Editor*: Another day of war with the pro-Russian rebels now concentrating their fire power around the town of Debaltseve. One interesting bit of news .... The Ukraine Chief of Staff for the military admitted that there are *no Russian regular soldiers fighting in Ukraine* .... in a direct contradiction to what Ukrainian President Poroshenko said last week when he claimed that there were 9,000 Russian soldiers fighting i... more »

Striking a pleading for failure to comply with interim order

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Koohestani v. Mahmood, 2015 ONCA 56: [54] Notwithstanding the legitimate concerns raised before Spence J., my difficulty with his decision to strike the appellants' defence is that he failed to apply the principles relevant to such a request, particularly those set out by this court in *Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership v. Corkery*, 2009 ONCA 85, 94 O.R. (3d) 614. In *Bell ExpressVu*, at para. 35, the majority identified striking out a defence as a severe remedy and made it clear that it should generally not be imposed as a remedy of first resort. The defaulting party should... more »

(It's Her Turn! (Cold Comfort))  Final Polish On the New Hillary Brand As the Forces Advance (CIA Trained the Moderates)

Veracruz Officials Say Abducted Journalist Found Dead I'm listening to Dierks Bentley playing alongside the legendary Garth Hudson, Larry Campbell, and Jessi Alexander on "Chest Fever" in the 2012 tribute to Levon Helms (Love for Levon: A Benefit) on AXS tv. Jorma Kaukonen, John Prine, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams. (Yes, Gregg Allman and Joe Walsh too!) And don't get me started on Marc Cohn's "

Teachers: Let Your Conscience Direct Your Actions

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Jia Lee - Senate Hearings Reauthorization of NCLB Jan 2015 from nLightn Media on Vimeo.

Let's talk ... about corporate greed.

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
The Talking Heads: Today is the day that one big business has chosen to make itself look good and to brand its corporate image with the glow of a Very Important social / health issue. Yes, today is Bell _Let's Talk™_ Day. My co-blogger fern hill wrote about it two years ago. I agree with her. Yesterday there was a number of people waiting with me at a Bank Street bus stop, including a mother and her young adult daughter who kept whispering loudly to her mother about the spirits she saw who were telling her *things*. The older woman was painfully aware that people were looking a... more »

The continuing delusions of Gareth Morgan: Part XVIII, The RMA edition

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Readers, I ask you: Can Gareth Morgan still be taken at all seriously? Since the day he sat in a spa pool sipping a well-earned champagne after his son’s sizeable sale to Fairfax, Captain Morgan has spiralled swiftly downhill. He’s now such a rum old bloke you’d think he was swallowing the giggle juice by the gallon. There is no topic on which he hasn’t voiced an opinion, without seeming to ever trouble himself with either facts or fruitful thinking first. Today, his chosen topic is the RMA and the housing crisis. The latter, declaims the Captain from the pulpit of the *NBR*, has... more »

Small Conflicts Affected Millions In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The mountains of Afghanistan (Photo from The Telegraph) *Alex Whiting, Reuters:* *Under-reported conflicts seen affecting millions in 2015* *Update:* Factbox: Under-reported conflicts in 2015 -- Reuters *WNU Editor*: There are approximately 30 low-intensity conflicts in the world today .... but added together these conflicts do indeed impact millions.

culture is a perversion

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Northeastern University *Josh Levs, CNN*: *The Israel-Hezbollah conflict is also about ISIS, oil, nukes, and global terror* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 29, 2015* Hezbollah, Israel, and a Fragmenting Middle East -- Rania Abouzeid, New Yorker Is Hezbollah tunneling into Israel? Army looks into village's old complaint. -- Christa Case Bryant, CSM An Incomplete Victory in the War Against ISIS -- Adam Chandler, The Atlantic One Woman's Story of Islamic State Captivity -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg Meet the 'Khorasan Shura': The Islamic State's Leaders for South Asia ... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Holland- gunman threatens news studio- FF set up?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
*Well here we go my friends. The Nederland's government has been looking for an excuse to "increase security" and "limit the internet" and perhaps even.... close borders.* *Tonight at 7pm GM, a well dressed young man entered the news studios of NOS in Hilversum Holland, and walked into the live studio with a gun and demanded "air time" for 10 minutes..... and says: "* "The things that are going to be said (pause) those are very large world affairs. We were hired by the security service."" *I have two Dutch friends combing through all the data that has been coming out since the fir... more »

If you don't know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it's high time that you learn and pass on your knowledge to others. In short, it is a plan by the super rich to get enormously richer by robbing us 99 percent. And so far they've been given carte blanche to screw us to the limit by our corrupt Congress and President Obama.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ TPP = NAFTA on steroids By Jo Comerford. Wednesday, January 28 2015 Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to fast-track the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is the largest—and worst—trade deal you’ve never heard of, having been devised in secret by representatives of some of the world’s largest corporations. It’s so big and has the potential to do so much damage, it’s been likened to “NAFTA on steroids.” http://youtu.be/3O_Sbbeqfdw Robert Reich takes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership MoveOn.o... more »

World News Briefs -- January 29, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Euronews:* *Israel blames Iran for over deadly clash on Lebanese border* *MIDDLE EAST* Hezbollah 'sends *anti-escalation message' to Israel*. Israel tells U.N. will *defend itself against Hezbollah*. Hizballah attack targeted IDF commanders on an inspection tour *of northern border security*. Al Qaeda in Syria *attacks Western-backed rebels*. Violence in Baghdad suburbs* kills 21: sources*. Islamic State assaults *Iraqi border post near Jordan*. As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, *local Sunnis are wary*. Moscow-hosted Syria talks end, *sides agree to meet again*. New Saudi ki... more »

You weren't at Senator Vitter's do last night? You missed some swell eats

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Ken* I realize that this post comes a day late. I'm sure you're thinking that *if only you'd known*, and if you'd been in the D.C. area and had a hankering for some Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen fried chicken, you could have whipped out your checkbook and for a mere $1000 and enjoyed not just your chicken and sides (and your biscuit, and maybe some of that iced tea or lemonade) but also the company of both of Louisiana's U.S. senators. Alas, Philip Bump's washingtonpost.com "Fix"-post ("David Vitter’s $1,000-a-head Popeye’s fundraiser could buy you A LOT of fast-food chicken") on... more »

Opposition leader stepping down

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The two speeches on the state of our non-union were not real news, but this is: [image: image] I disagree with virtually every word Russel Norman has ever said, but he has been the single most effective opposition leader ever since he became one. And I have said that before. Like many others, I take him seriously because, despite his frequent insanity – his loony economics, bankrupt proposals, amusing election bribes, misanthropic policy positions and utter lies-- when he does get it right he’s good; he’s very good indeed. As he has been on the rise of the #SurveillanceState: the... more »

A never-asinine April

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I didn’t get very far with my ‘best-of-2014’ posts until we were all shocked out of our summer slumbers by the involuntary religious sacrifices in Paris. So, to get back on track, here’s my top several still highly relevant posts from April of last year, beginning with… - I keep being asked the same question: *“How come you keep bashing religion on your blog? Especially at **Easter** and **Christmas* *!” *Here’s my answer… *“So, How Come You Keep Bashing Religion?”* *See, I'm far from alone* - “Put down your symbols of torture for a moment, grab a couple of go... more »

McCain: Protesters are 'Low Life Scum'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
On Thursday, January 29, CODEPINK protesters spoke out during Senate Armed Services Committee hearing attempting to perform a citizens’ arrest on Henry Kissinger. Holding handcuffs and large signs that read: KISSINGER: WAR CRIMINAL and ARREST KISSINGER FOR WAR CRIMES, activists read aloud a citizens’ arrest [pasted below]. In response, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Committee, called the human rights activists “lowlife scum” and said it was “the most disgraceful and despicable demonstration he had ever seen.”

World peace, an end to poverty, and less garbage

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 day ago
Day after Christmas at Las Penitas beach Were it up to me to pick a project for Central America, it might be garbage. In countries with per-capita GDPs somewhere around $4,000, sub-standard education systems and virtually zero social services, I admit that garbage is not the most pressing problem. But it's the kind of project that is wide open to all ages and classes, in urban and rural areas alike. It provides instant gratification, and possibly economic stimulus as well if you pay attention to which types of garbage have value and set up side projects along the way. (I d... more »

Terminator Genisys Trailers

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Bad spelling is never a good sign. Neither is getting an over-the-hill Hollywood mainstay to reprise the action role that made him massively famous over 30 years ago. And yet ... yet ... going on the two trailers so far released *Terminator Genisys* might just turn out to be an enjoyable romp. Come July your scribe will be heading to the cinema for this and shall report back his findings.

One Of The Five Detainees Released From Guantanamo Bay In Return For Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Has Attempted To Return To The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Officials: Detainee swapped for Bergdahl suspected of militant activities* *WNU Editor:* Why am I not surprised. All five were hard-core confirmed Taliban commanders .... and U.S. intelligence predicted that 4 of the 5 would eventually return to the battlefield .... *U.S. Intelligence: 4 Of The ‘Taliban 5’ Will Likely Return To The Battlefield.* As to who exactly were the five that were released .... check the above video.

The Fall Of Kobane Is A Policy Defeat For Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Turkish soldiers stand guard near Mursitpinar border crossing as smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani, seen from near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 3, 2014.Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer *Amberin Zaman, US News and World Report:* *Kurdish Victory in Kobani Defeat for Turkish Policy* *Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressly ruled out the northern Iraq model for Syria's Kurds.* *Update #1:* Erdogan “Will Not Accept” Autonomous Syrian Kurdistan -- BasNews *Update #2:* US congratulates Kurds over Kobane as Turkey slams celebrations -- Ruda... more »

Leonard Peltier's Written Statement to Boarding School Tribunal

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
BOARDING SCHOOL STATEMENT BY LEONARD PELTIER TO BE READ INTO THE RECORD SPECIFICALLY FOR THE BLUE SKIES FOUNDATION TRIBUNAL HELD IN ONEIDA WISCONSIN ON  OCTOBER 22-25th 2014 By Leonard Peltier Censored News In the fall of 1953 I was living with my widowed Grand mother Mary Dubois Peltier (originally from Canada), my sister Betty Ann and cousin Pauline Peltier.  I was 9 yrs. old  Betty

Leonard Peltier's Statement to Boarding School Tribunal

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
BOARDING SCHOOL STATEMENT BY LEONARD PELTIER TO BE READ INTO THE RECORD SPECIFICALLY FOR THE BLUE SKIES FOUNDATION TRIBUNAL HELD IN ONEIDA WISCONSIN ON  OCTOBER 22-25th 2014 By Leonard Peltier Censored News In the fall of 1953 I was living with my widowed Grand mother Mary Dubois Peltier (originally from Canada), my sister Betty Ann. and cousin Pauline Peltier.   I was 9 yrs, old

Radar and NEO

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Here’s something that I found interesting. I get a daily update known as the Astronomy Picture of the Day. Today’s (January 29) was about the close approach of the Near Earth Object (NEO) known as 2004 BL86, which is about a third of a mile in size and if it struck the Earth could cause widespread damage and loss of life. It came within three quarters of a million miles of Earth or about three times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Now all that is interesting and I often joke about worrying about the asteroid that is going to strike the Earth. It really isn’t much of a ... more »

Mopping-Up Operations Continue Around Kobane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Kurds Scour Kobani for Bombs and Bodies* *Scene of Destruction Inflicted During 134-Day Siege* *WNU Editor*: The countryside outside of Kobane is Islamic State territory. Making forays into these regions is going to be difficult at best. *More News On Mopping-Up Operations Continuing Around Kobane* U.S. raids hit ISIS units in the countryside of Kobane -- ARA News Syrian Kurds kill 22 jihadis -- Arab Times Hopes of return muted in devastated Syrian Kurdish town -- Reuters Despite Kobani's Liberation From ISIS, Many Syrians See Little To Celebrate -- Huffingto... more »

The Auschwitz Protocols

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
"Only four days after JFK was shot, Lyndon Johnson signed National Security Memo 273, which essentially reversed Kennedy's new withdrawal policy and gave the green light to the covert operations against North Vietnam that provoked the Gulf of Tonkin incident. In that document - lay the Vietnam War ..." *X* *JFK* *(1991)* *"If the human population of the world continues to increase at its current rate, there will soon be no room for either wild life or wild places… But I believe that sooner or later man will learn to limit his overpopulation. Then he will be much more concerned w... more »

Musical Interlude: Hans Zimmer, “Tennessee”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Hans Zimmer, “Tennessee” A beautiful song from the movie "Pearl Harbor." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FejXNDYUBzg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Sometimes, you can put some night sky in your art. Captured above Japan, a picturesque night sky was photographed behind a picturesque frosted leaf. The reflecting ice crystals on the leaf coolly mimic the shining stars far in the background. The particular background sky on this 48-second wide angle exposure, however, might appear quite interesting and familiar. *Click image for larger sizes.* On the far left, although hard to find, appears a streaking meteor. Below and to the right of the meteor appears a longer and brighter streak of an airplane. The bright star on the left is th... more »

Call for Help on Jeju

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
From Jeju Island, South Korea by Fr. Pat: Urgent call for people to go to Gangjeong this weekend as villagers brace themselves for yet another unleashing of brutal state violence. Gangjeong villagers are on tender hooks as they await the administrative execution of a demolition order by the Ministry of Defence (Saturday Jan 31) against a protest site set up to resist the building of military accommodation in the village center right next to a primary school. The navy are not content with taking over the coastline and destroy marine life with the building of the naval base they now... more »

We Are Killing Each Other Rather Than Going After the Oligarchies

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
If you watch nothing else see the comments at 2:25 by a self-defense force volunteer. He says it all.

Are U.S. Soldiers Heading To Yemen?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Paul Rogers, New Republic*: *Will Obama Put Boots on the Ground in Yemen?* *WNU Editor:* When I first read the title of this article .... the first thing that popped into my head was that NO WAY will the U.S. send "boots on the ground" .... especially into the mess that is Yemen today. But after reading it I will grudgingly concede that Paul Rogers does make a case that since everyone is now accepting the premise that current U.S. policy has failed in Yemen .... the options are now either (1) to leave and let the situation work itself out, or (2) escalate U.S. involvement. If what... more »

Mockingbird and Twitter....two bad birds

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Yik Yak---the latest gadget* *"Get a live feed on what people are saying around you."* *(My tech savvy offspring calls this "creepy")* History is a race between education and catastrophe. — H. G. Wells Sometimes, when I'm thinking about an issue I want to post about...I get laconic and think "There's no rush." But, then something happens in the "news" and I get a psychic cattle prod that urges me to put something down in writing "before it's too late". This is another one of 

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