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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

4 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

10:32pm MST

U.S. Navy's Laser Weapons Are Ready

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 24 minutes ago
*Kyle Mizokami, National Interest:* The U.S. Navy’s 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War *WNU Editor:* No mention of the U.S. Navy's new rail gun .... but with time it will be an essential part oh what the US Navy is capable of.

Sports Watch: "Washington Redskins are the victims of top-down organizational dysfunction" (Sally Jenkins)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 31 minutes ago
*Redskins No. 2 stooge Bruce Allen, the president and GM who has presided over four losing seasons, says he feels "awfully responsible" for the team's dismal 4-12 season. "We're going to make sure that we hold everyone accountable for everything that happened," he says. But himself maybe not so much?* *"For too long, no one has trusted the basic setup of the [Washington Redskins] organization. So many flatterers and yes men survive while the truth tellers get offed or ignored, and every three or four years everyone gets fired and the club starts from scratch again. Step one for Sny... more »

Canadian Writes English Lyrics to Russian National Anthem

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 34 minutes ago
Russia and Canada will be facing each other off for the gold in the *World Junior Hockey Championship in Toronto tomorrow. * Historic battles on the hockey rink over the past four or five decades have given our nations a healthy respect for one another's prowess in Canada's official sport. Canadians have learned to love the Russian National Anthem, having heard it so many times at Hockey games. I listened to it again today when the Russian team beat the Swedes--to advance to the final round. You can hear it again at the 5 minute mark: http://rt.com/politics/official-word/219095... more »

Israeli Invention Will Make Military Water Tanker Convoys A Thing Of The Past

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 49 minutes ago
*Haaretz:** Liquid asset: The Israeli start-up that turns air into water * *WNU Editor*: This is actually an old story .... this Israeli start-up company has been around for a few years, and they have already generated a lot of interest and customers .... the U.S. military included .... *This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air* (Time). Fast Company has more info (and reaction) on the military applications for this tech .... the link *is here.*

Land Reclamation in Manila Bay

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
I support land reclamation in Manila Bay. Remove those thick silt, mud, sand, other solid wastes in river beds near the bay. Also the thick lahar deposits in Bulacan rivers that contribute to frequent street flooding. I am indifferent who should do the reclamation project, the important thing is that someone should do it, soon. There are two (or more?) proposed land reclamation projects in Manila Bay. The Solar City project by the Manila Goldcoast Development Corp. in Manila City area, and the SM project in Pasay City. Another view of the proposed Solar City. This seems to be the ex... more »

Iran Claims To Have Foiled An Israeli Plot To Assassinate A Key Iranian Nuclear Scientist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Colonel Baqeri, an IRGC commander. Press TV *Times of Israel:* *Iran claims it foiled Israeli hit on nuke scientist* *WNU Editor: *Is this report from Iran true ... I do not know. But I do know that when it comes to announcements from Iran .... always be skeptical. *More News On Iranian Claims In Foiling An Israeli Plot To Assassinate A Key Iranian Nuclear Scientist* Security Commander: Attempt to Assassinate Iranian N. Scientist Foiled by IRGC -- FARS News Agency (Iran) IRGC thwarted Israeli terror attack on nuclear scientist: Colonel -- Press TV (Iran) Israeli terror attack on Ir... more »

As Venezuela's Financial Crisis Deepens, President Maduro Travels To China Seeking Help

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Financial Times*: Venezuela's Maduro off to China as crisis deepens *WNU Editor:* I am not surprise that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is ignoring the IMF/World Bank, etc. .... my guess is that with U.S. sanctions now being imposed coupled with Venezuela's hostile history of treating international firms .... even he realizes that his "credit" with these institutions is no longer any good. The real solution to the crisis is devaluation .... but it looks like he is not willing to accept the costs that would be associated with a collapsing currency and hyperinflation ... so it... more »

Do You Believe the Rich Are the Real Poor and the Poor the Real Rich Due to Gov't Handouts? (Beyond the Foreign Policy Lies:  Our Compliant Media and the Truth About American Exceptionalism)  and Who's Been Watching The Hen House Anyway? (Happy Birthday, Sweetie!)

Sorry this is such a long essay, but so much has happened since the election (and so much still on the elite's upcoming Congressional agenda!) . . . It could take a while. Welcome to my neighborhood. (OK, I grew up with these bodies.) Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 Chain Restaurants Are Killing Us: Billionaire Bankers, Minimum-Wage Oilers and the Nasty Truth About Fast-Food NationThis is what we eat,

Iraqi Tribal Leader Describes The Disaster That Happened When His Fighters Lost To The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Richard Spencer, The Daily Telegraph:* *Iraqi Tribal Leader Describes Losing A Massive Fight To ISIS* *WNU Editor:* This is brutal and eye-opening account on what happens when the Islamic State conquers a territory. And as to U.S. hopes that it will be able to get the tribal sheiks to cooperate in defeating the Islamic State .... if this Telegraph's account is true .... it looks like the tribal sheiks and their followers have already been decimated.

Closing The Books On Mikey Suits? Not A Chance

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The theme in our recent coverage of the Mikey Suits Grimm case has been that Grimm's case leaves more unanswered questions than it answers, questions almost entirely ignored by the FBI, by Congress and by the media. Grimm's ties to the Mafia -- and the work he's done for organized crime-- are almost never mentioned anywhere. The FBI very much prefers it that way. So does John Boehner. The Grimm denouement is not meant to get to the bottom of anything, just to sweep a potentially embarrassing chapter in the culture of corruption that is the United States Congress under the carpet. ... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VI: Spirit"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VI: Spirit" (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/

Musical Interlude: Michael Jackson, “Earth Song”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Michael Jackson, “Earth Song” -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNa_r92tdTM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"A familiar sight to sky enthusiasts with even a small telescope, the Ring Nebula (M57) is some 2,000 light-years away in the musical constellation Lyra. The central ring is about one light-year across, but this remarkably deep exposure - a collaborative effort combining data from three different telescopes - explores the looping filaments of glowing gas extending much farther from the nebula's central star. *Click image for larger size.* Of course, in this well-studied example of a planetary nebula, the glowing material does not come from planets. Instead, the gaseous shroud repres... more »

"The Greatest Speech Ever Made"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Greatest Speech Ever Made"* "One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin. This is the final speech in the film “The Great Dictator,” with a splash of modern imagery." - http://www.youtube.com/

Natalie Zemon Davis - Holberg Prize Symposium 2010: Decentering history

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Natalie Zemon Davis, CC (born November 8, 1928) is a Canadian and American historian of the early modern period. In 2010, Davis was awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize, worth 4.5 million Norwegian kroner (~$700,000 US), for her narrative approach to the field of history. On 29 June 2012, Davis was named Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest class within the order. On 10 July 2013, Davis was awarded the 2012 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama for "her insights into the study of history and her exacting eloquence in bringing the ... more »

"The Beginning Of Wisdom..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.” - Pierre Abelard

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Eagle Poem" * "To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you. And know there is more That you can't see, can't hear Can't know except in moments Steadily growing, and in languages That aren't always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky In wind, swept our hearts clean With sacred wings. We see you, see ourselves and know That we must take the utmost care And kindness in all things. Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed bec... more »

Paulo Coelho, “What’s The Price?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“What’s The Price?”* by Paulo Coelho “Is the price of living a dream much higher than the price of living without daring to dream?” asked the disciple. The master took him to a clothes store. There, he asked him to try on a suit in exactly his size. The disciple obeyed, and was very amazed at the quality of the clothes. Then the master asked him to try on the same suit – but this time a size much bigger than his own. The disciple did as he was asked. “This one is no use. It’s too big.” “How much are these suits?” the master asked the shop attendant. “They both cost the same price.... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Burke, Virginia, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“The Meaning of Your Life is Other People”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Meaning of Your Life is Other People”* by Raúl Ilargi Meijer "In his 1944 play "Huis Clos" (loosely yet officially translated as "No Exit," or "Closed Door"), French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre said: “L’enfer, c’est les autres.” Or: Hell is (the) other people. Which can be very true. And Sartre makes his point in a masterful way. He describes a group of people locked up together with no escape, and for eternity, who have a bitter go at each other. Something we all recognize. People can be a nuisance, and even drive one as far as suicide. But then, the opposite is just as tru... more »

"Bad Days: Hard Learned Lessons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Bad Days: Hard Learned Lessons"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We all have bad days and within these days is usually a gem of a gift waiting to be opened. We all have days from time to time when it feels like the world is against us or that the chaos we are experiencing will never end. One negative circumstance seems to lead to another. You may wonder, on a bad day, whether anything in your life will ever go right again. But a bad day, like any other day, can be a gift. Having a bad day can show you that it is time to slow down, change course, or lighten up. A bad day can help... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 12

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*• Arizona Republican protests busload of YMCA Campers• Crazyspeak of the Year nominees No. 15: the Impeachment Variations (group nomination)• Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 16: NM Rep. Steve Pearce* *In Part 12 we pay tribute to Arizona GOP congressional hopeful Adam Kwasman, the genius who decided it would help his primary bid to vent media outrage over a busful of supposedly terrified illegral-immigrant kiddie laborers -- who turned out to be, literally, YMCA happy campers.* *Crackpot Utopia:* *A dream world as envisioned by republicans; a manifestation or expression of th... more »

Satire: "Unskilled Workers Report for New Jobs"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Unskilled Workers Report for New Jobs"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "Sixty-four unskilled workers will report to new jobs in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday as part of a federal jobs program that provides employment for people unable to find productive work elsewhere. The new hires, who have no talents or abilities that would make them employable in most workplaces, will be earning a first-year salary of $174,000. For that sum, the new employees will be expected to work a hundred and thirty-seven days a year, leaving them with two hundred and twenty-eight days ... more »

Neal Lawson and the "Wrong Voters"

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Sorry to get snoring boring about Tony Blair once more, but I have to say a few words about the silly phrasing Neal Lawson used while penning a New Year's message to the former Labour leader. The first rule of polemic is not to hand your opponent a shield that can parry your blows, and that is exactly what Neal did. By dropping in "your majority was too big" and "but in hindsight the wrong people were voting Labour", he allowed himself to be painted as both a *naïf* and someone not serious about electoral politics. No wonder the remaining friends of Blair, such as John Rentoul, Dan ... more »

A short list of some of the most boring topics for Bloggers

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Yawning Baby* As we broach the *New Year 2015*, and setting goals/agendas....here is yet another list. It is a list of things that completely bore me. Now, I won't say that I'm correct at being bored by some of these issues/subjects...a few of them are very important in the overall scheme of things. It's just that they bore me. They bore me because: 1) Many of them are like the weather...*everybody talks about* *it* but nobody does anything about it; 2) Some of them provoke "*circular arguments" or "black and white thinking*" amongst those who deal with them in any dept... more »

Iran's President Says He Wants To End His Country's Isolation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani prepares to depart after the end of a press conference on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York September 26, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Adrees Latif/Files *Voice of America:* *Iran's Rouhani Urges End to Country's Isolation* *WNU Editor: *Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is threatening to put an Iranian nuclear agreement to a referendum .... *Rouhani threatens to hold Iran referendum* (Financial Times) .... something that I am sure that the person with the real power in Iran (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) will not like, and will... more »

Slap Happy Phony Hack Attack

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Obama sanctions North Korea for something hacker experts say they couldn't do That's the way it works around here Washington slaps you upside the head and then blames you for making its hand hit you Coup d'etat in Kiev Russia's fault because they wouldn't submit On your knees or else you get hit Down south in Venezuela you won't submit Turn over your oil to Wall Street or else you get smacked It's the way of the bully used to call it 'tin horn dictator' Yes it is true now Washington is wearing the black hat We are slap happy phony hack attack tin horn showdown at sunset dictators

Report: Russia is Sending Fresh Military Shipments And Supplies To Pro-Russian Rebels In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Eliot Higgins, Business Insider/Bellingcat:* *Fresh Russian Vehicles Are Showing Up In Eastern Ukraine* *WNU Editor: *I have been hearing and reading reports in the past two weeks of fresh Russian military shipments to the rebels in eastern Ukraine .... it looks like this report confirms it.

Jan. 4: Prince Edward likes girls....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
Quelle surprise...I guess that's why it made page A2 of the ever-alert Irving press. But surely this has been public knowledge for years. I knew one of the Prince's teachers at his very expensive private school in Ontario. He told me the Prince was of very low intelligence, and incapable of learning beyond grade 9. He was also very openly obsessed with sex from the age of 12 or so. - two traits that have been common in the royal family. Even Queen Victoria had her raunchy side. But the British taxpayers, who yearly lose more desperately needed social services, still ante up for the... more »

Who Killed Ukraine Rebel 'Batman' Battalion Commander Bednov?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Ukraine separatist Alexander Bednov, or “Batman,” was confirmed to have been killed on Thursday. (Image via lenta.ru/Russian social media) *IBTimes:* *Who killed Batman? Pro-Russian separatist's death blamed on Ukraine and other separatists* *WNU Editor*: I doubt that Ukraine security forces were involved in this "hit" .... they are staying in their foxholes and are rarely venturing out of their FOBs .... my money is on this being an internal settling of accounts. Am I surprised .... no .... dissension in the military rebel ranks in eastern Ukraine is nothing new .... even the kill... more »

Massive Suicide Car Bomb Targeting Somali Soldiers Explodes In Mogadishu

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A policeman secures the scene of a car bomb explosion near the Taleex junction of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, January 2, 2015. (Reuters) *Al Jazeera:* *Suicide bomber targets troop convoy in Somalia* *WNU Editor*: Al-Shabab is sending a message that they are far from defeated. *More News On Today's Massive Suicide Car Bomb Attack Targeting Somali Soldiers In Mogadishu* Car bomb targeting security forces explodes in Somali capital: police -- Reuters Somalia Suicide Bomber Attacks US-Trained Forces, Kills 4 -- Epoch Times/AP Four killed in Mogadishu suicide car bombing -- AFP Suici... more »

Russia Not Looking for Trouble

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to USSecretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary where he teaches courses on US national security. He also instructs a senior seminar in the Honors Department at the George Washington University entitled "National Security Decision Making."

UK Spook Force

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Britain's best and brightest are now being offered an extravagant option for the start of their careers. The government's proposing that young web experts and tech graduates work at least two years as high-tech spies. RT's Anastasia Churkina got more details on the programme.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 11 hours ago
*Mardi Gras! Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc!* *Mardi Gras! Phunny Phorty Phellows!* *Traffic Court clerk moves on, says court should too ~Gordon Russell, New Orleans Advocate * *James Gill: Brits not excited about battle’s anniversary* *New Orleans Saints Shocked to Learn They Aren't in 2014-2015 Playoffs ~Kevin Shiver, Canal Street Chronicles*


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*F 35 Supersonic all weather single place Strike Fighter ( 2015 ) * *Development Cost = 1.1Trillion **Operational ( Maybe never )* *Approximately 45 cents of every dollar of Government spending goes to the Military and much of it is wasted dollars and misplaced priorities such as the current 1.1 Trillion dollar F 35 Strike Fighter. With the advent of Drones, the future of manned military aircraft is dimmed considerably and a restructuring of America's priorities is necessary ~ particularly in light of our rapidly fading infrastructure and inadequate social welfare programs. The que... more »

Sunday Classics inquiry: How can Mime solve his problem?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*WAGNER: Siegfried: Act I Prelude* *Vienna Philharmonic, Georg Solti, cond. Decca, May and Oct. 1962* *Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, cond. Teldec, recorded live, June-July 1992* *Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan, cond. DG, recorded Dec. 1968 and Feb. 1969* *Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra, Reginald Goodall, cond. EMI-Chandos, recorded live, August 1973* *by Ken* *by Ken* I would have liked, but couldn't find, a nice image of a darkened theater to accompany these miraculous opening pages of *Siegfried*, the third installment in Wagner's cycle *The Ring of... more »

Victoria Nuland/Vietnam Perception Management? Contras Become Lone Rangers  (Fear Rules For Too Long)  Blackwater Back!  (Robber Barons Fear the Rise of Populism? Surprised?)  We’re Been Generating More Qualified Students Than Jobs for Years

European Central Bank's Chief Economist: Beware the Rise of Populism Russia Says Ukrainians Pay Blackwater for Training Afghanistan: Skulking Away from a Failed War What a mockery the reality of war makes of the rhetoric that blesses it. Ten Reasons Why the TPP Must Be Defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the

No Excuses?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
No comment, needed!

No transfer of US frigates to Turkey due to political concerns

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 12 hours ago
[image: USS Gary (FFG 51)]The US Congress has approved the transfer of six frigates being decommissioned by the US Navy to Taiwan and Mexico, but an expected transfer of ships to Turkey was not even part of the bill this year due to concerns about Turkish political developments. After the US House of Representatives passed a bill approving the transfer of the frigates on April 7, on Dec. 19 the Senate “finally” approved the ships' transfer, according to a story by the US weekly Defense News. “The 2012 version of the Naval Transfer Act, containing a number of ships for Turkey, also ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 12 hours ago
*Naughty Naomi gives us a lesson in statistics* *Naomi Oreskes works in a similar way to the tyrants who claim that they "won" an election in which 99% of the population voted for them. Naomi goes one better than that. She has claimed that 100%of published climate scientists agree with global warming. That has got her much acclaim of course -- among those great lovers of tyrants, the political Left -- but no acclaim among people with any kind of skeptical mind.But that is all old hat now so let us look at her latest effusion below. She says a number of broadly co... more »

U.S. And Coalition Patners Intensify Their Air Strikes Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *US-led task force launches seven more air strikes against Isis* *WNU Editor*: Doubts that this air strategy is going to work are rising .... *War with ISIS: The West is wrong again in its fight against terror* (Patrick Cockburn,The Independent) *More News On The Islamic State War* New Year, New Strikes: Coalition Renews Efforts to Expel Islamic State with Fresh Force in Iraq and Syria -- VICE News U.S., allies conduct air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State -- Reuters Pentagon: Coalition Warplanes Stepped Up Airstrikes in December -- WSJ Islamic State as... more »

Radiation Readings in Japan Remain Elevated TEPCO CAM Time Stamp Dec 29 4:03 AM

Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
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Transpicuous News: January 4th Live stream on CCN and TONE

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 12 hours ago
The Transpicuous News Show , for January 4th 2015, will be going out on CCN tonight at 10:30pm GMT, or 5:30pm EST. TN will be showing on CCN every Sunday night, and will be on The One Network as usual- with the ability to watch in the archive at any time. In the next couple of weeks I will be changing the format of Transpicuous News and will be opening the lines for questions after the broadcast of the show. The question and answer section will go out on the live stream on CCN. As soon as we have that organized, I announce the starting date. Watch Transpicuous News tonight... more »

RIP Officer Wenjian Liu...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*his funeral is today.*

Millions Are Fleeing The Unrest And Wars Of The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing Islamic State militants in Sinjar, walk towards the Syrian border (Reuters) *Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian/Observer:* *Arab spring prompts biggest migrant wave since second world war* *WNU Editor: *The numbers are staggering .... 16.7 million refugees worldwide .... a further 33.3 million people are “internally displaced” within their own war-torn countries .... and a good number of these people are in North Africa and the Middle East. Most of these refugees have their eyes on Europe, but Europe has its own problems, and are ... more »

EZLN affirms support for missing students during anniversary

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
EZLN Affirms Support for Parents of Missing Mexican Students Zapatistas stand under the Zapatista flag during 20th anniversary celebrations of the armed indigenous insurgency in Oventic December 31, 2013. | Photo: Reuters Published 1 January 2015 The rebel group issued an invitation to the parents of missing students to participate as guests of honor at

Veterans faking their injuries?

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 13 hours ago
I'm not going to link to it because he doesn't deserve it, but the vile and souless Fantino has suggested that veterans malinger for money. It's hard to imagine a more wretched and misanthropic psyche. Even his face drips spite.

Ca$h Cow Plane Delay

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
F-35, a new American fighter jet with cutting edge technical characteristics, was to enter service this year but the date of release is uncertain after a serious technical glitch was revealed. The engines for this boondoggle plane are made at Pratt-Whitney in North Berwick, Maine.

How Many of These Secret Surveillance Programs Do you Know About?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
US Social Surveillance Abuse Puts Civil Liberties in Jeopardy. *January 4, 2015* (Vladimir Platov -NEO) - According to various publications in the American and foreign media, the United States has created a global system of cyber espionage that allows the interception and processing of personal data around the globe in violation of fundamental human rights. Tapped phones, intercepted short messages, supervised discussions in social networks and stolen emails – this is the ugly reality we are living in. The NSA and other units of the United States Intelligence Community are more tha... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, Sunday again.. Another year and it does look like 2015 will be a make or break year in this fight against the criminals out to ruin our world... Right now in central Canada it is around -35C with temperatures plunging overnight to -40C with windchills around the -50C mark... It is near record cold here, and across most of Canada and in fact most of the Northern Hemisphere, and yet we do find all of the liars in the Jew spew media and their compliant shills harping again that we must do something to halt "Global Warming".... I am so shocked and I say to th... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Soul Suckers'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
SOUL SUCKERS Posted on January 4, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 3 Jan. 2015. The National Museum in Ottawa is removing the vast Ongwe’hon:weh exhibit. The new theme for the existence of Canada is based on corporate fiction. Education about us is one page in a history book. We are now being forced to sell ourselves as being incorporated INDIANS or being packed and stored

Report: Yemen's Sectarian Conflicts Claimed 7,000 Lives in 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: R*eport details human cost of Yemen turmoil* *WNU Editor:* Last years unrest and tribal battles ahs revealed Yemen's deep sectarian divisions. Here is an easy prediction .... 2015 is going to be worse. *More News On Yemen* 7,700 Yemenis killed in 2014, clashes continue -- World Bulletin Yemen's Shiite rebels reject agreed federal plan -- AP Yemen’s Shiite rebels reject plan for federal system -- Washington Post Nine Houthis Killed, Dozens Wounded in Yemen Explosion: Source -- Sputnik Explosion in Yemen kills at least 5 Shiite rebels -- AP Armed tribesmen clash with tro... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Lunar Frustration

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
Taking time off from blogging, I picked up this shot of the moon, which is nice, but its brightness is drowning out the Quadrantid meteor shower, which is peaking tonight... _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Boko Haram Seizes A Nigerian Army Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC:* *Boko Haram 'seizes army base' in Nigeria town of Baga* *WNU Editor:* This is a breaking news story .... but if true it will be a major defeat for the Nigerian army. This is also a major strategic loss for the Nigerian government/army .... the fall of this military base would now mean that Boko Haram has complete control of this part of Nigeria.

Roundup 'Weedkiller' Feeds Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds by Sayer Ji

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*Roundup 'Weedkiller' Feeds Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds* *by Sayer Ji, founder of Greenmedinfo.comThe nightmarish toxicological profile of Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) continues to emerge within the peer-reviewed research, this time revealing its role in supporting the growth of a pathogenic bacteria of great medical significance.A concerning new study published in the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology titled, "Influence of glyphosate in planktonic and biofilm growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa," indicates that the world's most widely used herbicide Roundup (g... more »

The War Against The Taliban In Pakistan Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*FOX News/AP:** Pakistan strikes kill 31 militants, drone kills 7* *WNU Editor:* After the Pakistan school massacre .... the Pak Army had to respond. I expect this fight to escalate when winter in Pakistan's mountains are over. I also expect more U.S. drone strikes. *More News On The War Against the Taliban In Pakistan* Pakistan Taliban: US drone 'kills militants' in tribal region -- BBC Drone strike kills six suspected militants northwest Pakistan -- Reuters U.S. Drone Strike Said to Kill Militants in Pakistan -- NYT US drone 'kills militants' in Pakistan -- DW First 2015 US Drone St... more »

David Duke Says Scalise Is Far From The Only Right-Wing Politician Who Played Footsie With Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Thanks to the exposure of his neo-Nazi group's relationship with Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), David Duke is enjoying a moment of national quasi-relevance again-- long after most people thought the expatriate Austrian resident would never be heard from again. Duke joined the KKK when he was 17 and formed his first neo-Nazi group, the White Youth Alliance, when he was a college student in Baton Rouge in 1970. He gained notoriety by parading around the LSU campus in a Nazi uniform. His first run for political office was in 1975 in Baton Rouge when he ran for the state Senate a... more »

Poll: 40% In The U.S. Believe The Afghan War Was Worth It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Post-ABC poll: Support for Afghanistan war rises as combat mission ends* *Update:* At the End of Afghanistan War, Most Doubt its Value (ABC News) *My Comment*:What probably has helped in the rise of the positive numbers is that the main stream media has basically ignored the story .... so the constant drumbeat of negative news has not come into play. As to what is my take on the entire campaign .... was the Afghan war worth it? In the beginning it was definitely necessary, but after routing the Taliban the priority among the U.S. and its coalition partners was that th... more »

Dawg's Grassy Narrows Post

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
I don't comment at Dawg's blog because, as I've said numerous times in the past, he tolerates the most vilest of trolls and he had the audacity to publicly upbraid me for being uncivil towards them. But he's got one of the best blogs around and I read it on a daily basis. (Not so much the comments.) So, a few days ago, he left this post: "Premier Wynne, #Aboriginal Lives Matter" Hasn’t Grassy Narrows suffered enough? Residential-schooled, human rights denied, forcibly relocated, and then, in the late ‘sixties and early ‘seventies, poisoned with mercury. Fish, fowl, animals—and peo... more »

New Study Finds GMO Soy Toxic to Kidneys, Liver, and Reproduction by Christina Sarich

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
[image: gmo_soy_rats_chart] New Study Finds GMO Soy Toxic to Kidneys, Liver, and Reproduction by Christina Sarich Natural Society, 2 January 2015 *In North America, approximately 75 to 89% of the soy beans grown are genetically modified (GM). One may not realize it, but this is concerning news – especially because recent research found that GM soy is toxic to the kidneys, liver, and more.* There isn’t just one smoking gun anymore pointing at GMO toxicology. There is now an entire arsenal of scientific research proving that genetically modified organisms adversely affect the bod... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War ( January 5 , 2015 ) - Battlefield and political updates , additional focus on Lebanon.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... *Rudaw English* ‏@RudawEnglish 2m2 minutes ago #*ISIS* cracks down on five confirmed cases of #*Ebola* among fighters: official http://fb.me/1UwpklEku BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Islamic State (ISIS) incinerated the corpses of five militants who were suspected of contracting Ebola, an Iraqi health official indicated. Faisal Ghazi, member of the Health Committee in Iraq’s council of ministries, said the five were incinerated in Mosul, the ISIS stronghold in Iraq. “The Islamic State organization incinerated five militants infected with Ebola to prevent further spread of th... more »

New Blogs January 2015

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 16 hours ago
A new year and the plugging service for new(ish) left, radical, and labour movement blogs resumes. 1. 999 Call for the NHS (Unaligned) (Twitter) 2. @clkh_ Charlotte Hall (Labour) (Twitter) 3. Clarity News (Unaligned) (Twitter) 4. Occasionally Called (Unaligned) (Twitter) 5. Ootsy's Offerings (Unaligned/Feminist) (Twitter) 6. Staff at Shelter (Unaligned/workers in dispute) (Twitter) 7. Shamocracy (Unaligned) (Twitter) 8. The Norwich Radical (Unaligned) (Twitter) 9. The Utopian Firefighter (Unaligned) (Twitter) 10. Unison South East (Unison) (Twitter) 11. Vox Femina (Unaligned/Feminist) (Tw... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*No Sunscreen Allowed at School: “Kids could drink it.”* Our country has grown delusional creative when it comes to thinking up new child dangers to be worried about. The latest involves a San Antonio, TX, school where kids were going on a field trip, but forbidden to bring sunscreen, which the school classifies as both a “medication” and “toxic.” Now, if kids were generally inclined to guzzle the Coppertone, maybe this would make some sense. But…have you ever witnessed this? I don’t think they even drink liquid soap, the gateway drug for sunscreen. But according to school distric... more »

“Nature Deficit Disorder”

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
At first glance this would seem to have little to do with our central theme here at Democracy Under Fire but when we look at the actions of the Harper Regime in creating legislation to cover protection of The Rouge Valley Park should it be transferred from the Province to Parks Canada then the link becomes clear. *The Rouge Park, a 40-square-kilometre swath of forested valleys and farmland **at the eastern ends of Scarborough and Markham. The proposal is for the province to transfer ownership of it to the federal government so it can add another 10 square kilometres, linking it to ... more »

Zuckerberg (Facebook) Declares A Year of Books

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 16 hours ago
Celebrities have always influenced what people read, listened to and watched and we have many book examples such as Oprah in the US and to a lesser extent Richard and Judy in the UK. Now Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has stated his intent to not only read a book every two weeks, but to invite everyone to share the experience with him on Facebook. He has already launched a dedicated Facebook page called ‘*A year of books*’ and within the first 24 hours it has been liked by over 62,000 people. The billionaire is known for his New Year's Resolutions and determination to ... more »

"5 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: Michele Bachmann's Hilarious Delusion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"5 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Michele Bachmann's Hilarious Delusion" * By Janet Allon *“1. President Michele Bachmann delivers on one of her campaign promises. *Drivers enjoying the cheapest gasoline in years may not know this, but they have retired Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to thank for the low prices at the pump. During her awe-inspiring run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, Bachmann promised voters that if elected, she would bring them $2-a-gallon gasoline, and dang if she did not deliver on that campaign pledge this week. The, how shall we... more »

Sexual crimes and the military pt. 2

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 17 hours ago
There's a quite disturbing (trigger warning) article in GQ on male-on-male rape in the US military. I don't know what the figures are for Canada, but most of the attention is on women. Still, my own experience suggests that men might also face issues. A couple of incidents come to mind. It was 20 years ago now, but one instructor I had would get visible erections when he ran soldiers (mostly

Ezra and the Alba cops

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 18 hours ago
Ol' Ezra's off his meds again, clearly. Wow.

Whitewashing The Wretched Wrongdoings, Meet The Clean Machine

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 20 hours ago
*Written by Robin Mathews* *Unrestrained Police Brutality: Policy of the Canadian Conservative Government.* Tory tears for Victims Of Crime dry up quickly when the criminals are State Employees: police officers at all levels. [Remember the billion dollar G20] Police violence in Canada is virtually unrestrained against innocent people. Punishment for brutal assault by police officers on innocent and/or mentally damaged people is almost non-existent. In Ontario, Toni Farrell, was brutally attacked by a police officer, Sgt. Russell Watson, and permanently crippled. Recently interv... more »

Does it make sense to impose standards for notation and conventions?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*It often does but each reform should be a separate struggle* At the end of 1928, big Czechoslovak companies teamed up and created the Czechoslovak Normalization Society (the word "normalization" only acquired its terrible new meaning 40 years later), ČSN, which was telling members what shape nuts and bolts should have, among millions of analogous things. Since 1964, ČSN has been used to label individual "Czechoslovak State Norms". Just to be sure, we still use the acronym ČSN for the Czech technical norms, despite the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, because doing otherwise would vi... more »

Hollywood Accredits the Memes : Hitler of the Week - How Hollywood Vilifies Whole Nations

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
*Exodus - Movement of de White People* *(Where's Yul Bryner when you really need him...?)* *"When the reports are that the film is being banned for being inaccurate to history, it makes me wonder how many other films they've banned for similar reasons, because "historical inaccuracy" is Hollywood's middle name."* Well, when everyone in the movie set in *AFRICA* is white, but where the Pharoah (as in 300) is clearly depicted as being oriental (meaning, *ARAB*), slaveholding (there is no history of chattel slavery in Africa) and effeminate (he's wearing make-up - check out the eye... more »

The Frankfurt School and Cultural Pessimism

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
*The end result is an entire society of people that are just completely unable to think...* "Whenever you hear the word 'Discourse', watch out, because that's *them..."* *- Tarpley* *Whenever The Enemy overtly tags something as being 'Conspiracy Theory' in establishing the level and form of the upcoming discourse on any given topic - watch out. * *Because that's them.* *Especially when an initial examination of the thesis on it's merits shows it to be of high likelihood to be either partly or substantially accurate in it's core assumptions.* *For example:* *"Hollywood is ... more »

TV Watch: "The Comeback" comes around to a question similar to one being played out in "Mad Men" -- a question of humiliation

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Valerie (Lisa Kudrow) and her nemesis Paulie G (Lance Barber) on the set of Seeing Red, in The Comeback* *by Ken* Since I last wrote (briefly) about the resuscitated season of *The Comeback* last week, a couple of things have happened. First, I thought of a possible factor in my confessed reluctance to abandon the show, even though I haven't really enjoyed it, and second, we've gotten the extra-long finale. You recall the premise. The original *Comeback*, as created and written by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow, had Kudrow as TV actress Valerie Cherish making what now turns... more »

peace and love

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Transformation One Chakra at a Time

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Meme - *How we can shift our focus to remedy negative emotions that correspond to the chakras. The post Transformation One Chakra at a Time appeared first on Waking Times.

Deflation, the Good and the Bad

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Many people dislike inflation or rising prices of goods and services, understandable. So deflation or declining prices of commodities is good for them? Who benefit, who lose, if deflation happens? In Europe, high prices of commodities and services, partly due to high taxes, discourage people from high spending. Cheap oil should encourage them to travel more, spend more, but it seems it did not do the trick, now the threat of deflation in the Euro area is getting higher. source: http://uk.businessinsider.com/europe-and-deflation-2014-10?r=US And here is the recent inflation data f... more »

11 Reason to Put More Avocado to Your Diet

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Anna Hunt - *Here is a list of some of the benefits of regularly including avocados in your diet. The post 11 Reason to Put More Avocado to Your Diet appeared first on Waking Times.

Why Be Surprised That Overly Entitled Wall Street Banksters And Their Political Protectors Rape Young Children?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The first paragraph of Jeffrey Epstein's wikipedia page is awkward: "Jeffrey Edward Epstein (born January 20, 1953) is an American financier and sex offender. He worked at Bear Stearns early in his career and subsequently formed his own firm. But he's pals with Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew and his 50,000-square-foot 9-story mansion just off Fifth Avenue is supposedy the largest private residence in Manhattan. So who cares if he was convicted of soliciting an underage girl (14 years old) for prostitution in 2008? Besides, among the lawyers defending him were Alan Dershowitz and K... more »

Back Home from South Country

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Just got back home from trip to Georgia and Florida for the new year's peace protest and retreat. After the events I made a stop in Graham, Florida to visit the tree farm where my office was during my time on staff with the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice. Old friends John & Martina Linnehan are living there now and keeping the organization going with their current focus on sustainable living. I also went to nearby Gainesville where I lived for 10 years before moving to Maine and had dinner with long-time peacenik friends Julie Netzer, Miriam Elliott, and Eve & Richard Mac... more »

No Blog Post Today

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 1 day ago
Waiting on the resolution to a plumbing problem (thankfully small in the grand scheme of plumbing problems) and cleaning up the (again, small) mess left in its wake. I’ll be back next week. Linda

The Economy: "What Happens When Your Credit Card Stops Working?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What Happens When Your Credit Card Stops Working?"* By Bill Bonner "America does not run on cash. It runs on credit. In theory, America’s line of credit is unlimited. But in practice… it can get complicated, fast. The US is the first and largest economy ever to function on credit. Americans have 3.75 credit cards per person. They do some 60 million credit card transactions every day: 67% of gasoline purchases are done with credit cards, 62% of travel expenses, 67% of clothing. About 40% of low- and middle-income households use them to pay basic living expenses – rent, mortgage, g... more »

The History of Christianity in Iraq/Mesopotamia: Yesterday and Today - Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, OP

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"ISIS burns 1,800-year-old church in Mosul" Al Arabiya News, July 20, 2014.* *Title: The History of Christianity in Iraq/Mesopotamia: Yesterday and Today - Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, OP. Date Published: March 22, 2013. Source: College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Digital Commons.* "We've built many new churches, especially in the North, because most Christian populations since 2003 are leaving Baghdad, Mosul, and Basra, and everywhere in Iraq, and trying to go to have more peace and safety in the Kurdistan region, or going out of borders to Syria, Turkey, Europe, Americ... more »

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 11

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*• GOP and FOX whip up the hate over a POW exchange• Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 14: Iowa asylum escapee Rep. Steve King* *It's the Old Crackpot Switcheroo!* *Nebraska Crackpot Rep. Lee Terry was merely one of a flock of Crackpot Cuckoobirds who were all gung-ho for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. . . until it happened and The Word came down from Crackpot Central -- and all hell broke loose.* *Crackpot Utopia:* *A dream world as envisioned by republicans; a manifestation or expression of the deranged, warped alternate universe inhabited by republicans, at least in... more »

Russia Prepares For Hard Times

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, heads the Security Council in Moscow's Kremlin on Dec. 26, 2014. Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service/RIA Novosti *Vasily Kashin, analyst, Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Moscow/Defense News*: *Russia Prepares for Lengthy Confrontation With West, Economic Restructuring* *WNU Editor: *Everyone that I know in Russia is expecting hard and tough times as a result of Ukraine, western sanctions, and the fall in commodity prices like oil. As an outside looking in I find the entire situation very strange .... living in ... more »

These Are The African Wars In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2014. The Atlantic *Peter Dorrie, War Is Boring:* *These Are The Wars That Will Rage In Africa In 2015* *WNU Editor:* A good summary on the conflicts that are now raging in Africa. Libya, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Boko Haram in Nigeria and Cameroon, Congo, the rise of Al Qaeda/Islamic State affiliated terror groups .... are on the top of my "to watch" list. *Update:* Wars to watch on the global scene .... *10 Wars to Watch in 2015* -- Jean-Marie Guehenno, Foreign Policy (free registration necessary to read the article).

Jan. 3: Pope Francis is an environmental-terrorist threat to New Brunswick

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
The Irving press seems to be ignoring the story; but the pope has announced at a recent environmental council that he is declaring climate change his issue of the year. Now, as we all know, there is no climate change. If there were, the oil barons would never soil their good names and lie about it just to make huge profits. Maybe we should send a real expert to straighten out the Pope. Perhaps somebody from the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies - or maybe even Irving Columnist Norbert Cunningham. ____________________________________________________________________ The big, big sto... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
NDTV (facebook) *Top Commentary/Analysis/Editorial:** Militant Islam’s 2014 march* -- Carol J. Williams, Stars and Stripes/Los Angeles Times *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 3, 2015* New Year, New Strikes: Coalition Renews Efforts to Expel Islamic State with Fresh Force in Iraq and Syria -- Samuel Oakford, VICE News Iran deal would mean a less volatile world -- Julian Borger, Gulf News China: 2014 Year in Review -- Edited by Asif Farooq and Scott McKnight, The Diplomat Xinjiang: Has China's crackdown on 'terrorism' worked? -- Carrie Gracie, BBC China editor 'Th... more »

Diabetes - an Evolutionary Hypothesis

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 1 day ago
Hyperlipid wrote an interesting post a while back about the Inuit, and how a genetic mutation means that many of them are never in ketosis even eating a very low carb diet. Basically, the mutation ensures that low carb brain metabolism runs predominantly on glucose, not ketone bodies. Because similar mutations are common in other populations dependent on low carbohydrate seafood diets, it must be a valid alternative to ketone metabolism in these populations. But what really interested me is that not everyone has the mutation. Natural selection has kept the Inui... more »

Inside Obama’s Secret Outreach to Russia - The Subtext

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
Not Exactly ChummyThis analysis recently appeared in the US government propaganda mouthpiece, BloombergView. Greencrow has added a candid subtext in* RED.* http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-12-31/inside-obamas-secret-outreach-to-Russia By Josh Rogin *Subtext by Greencrow* President Barack Obama's administration has been working behind the scenes for months to forge a new working relationship with Russia, *Actually, Obama has been working for months to try and outsmart the Grand Chess master....with no success at all.* despite the fact that Russian President Vladimi... more »

Hatey Katey

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Hows about Katie Hopkins? You either love her or hate ‘er, don’t you? I mean dontcha? I wouldn’t like to be on the wrong end of a tongue lashing from Katie, but you have to admire someone who’s made a successful and maybe lucrative career out of shit-stirring. Creative or what? Mind you, the Tweeting thing was witty. I don’t know about the ‘sweaty’ bit - what was that actually about - but the *“Not so independent when it matters most are we jocksville?"* had a bit of a sting in it, eh what? The Apprentice has a lot to answer for. Katie does take risks in pursuit of infamy. Her sp... more »

World News Briefs -- January 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Top Story*: *Four large parts of crashed AirAsia jet found on sea floor (Reuters)* *MIDDLE EAST* US-Led airstrikes hit multiple IS positions *in Syria, Iraq: Central Command*. ISIS takes 170 men hostage in N. Iraq *in search for flag-burners.* Iraqi General warns of military woes* in fighting extremists*. Intense clashes between Syrian troops, al-Qaida militants *rage near Lebanese borders*. Report: *Two hostage rescues fail in Syria*. Syrians fleeing war* maimed by landmines*. Islamic State seeking bases inside Lebanon: *Lebanon security chief*. Iran, 6 powers move closer* ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Natural disasters: The riskiest spots in the U.S. ~DisasterMap.net* *Slabbed gets pictures plus other goodies* *Massive re-enactment set for Battle of New Orleans ~Cain Burdeau, AP* *A Night on the Town ~Richard Campanella* Slabbed gets pictures plus other goodies

NASA Faked Mars Mission: Why I Am NOT Sold On The "Mayan Head" On Mars Discovery

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
One of the best researchers out there that has come up with some truly dynamite articles and facts is of course Jim Stone, who writes the blog: Jim Stone Freelance, at www.jimstonefreelance.com.... Jim has been so spot on for the last while with his findings concerning so many topics, including the missing Malaysian flight MH370 flight that most definitely flew to Diego Garcia, and of course the Malaysian flight MH17 false flag that was most definitely the last flight of the missing MH370! It has been so hard to find many mistakes that Jim has ever made, but just like myself, he i... more »

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *The former US Department of Education Senior Policy Advisor suggests that the our educational system is deliberately dumbing down America. The post The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America appeared first on Waking Times.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Top Story:* *Russia’s Future Air Force Could Resemble … The U.S. Air Force* -- Robert Beckhusen, War Is Boring *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 3, 2015* Foreign Legion: Contactors from abroad allowed to serve in Russian army -- RT Russia Prepares Testing Of 'Killer Robots' -- Business Insider Russian Navy to Continue Anti-Piracy Mission off Coast of Somalia -- Sputnik Putin signs law on military service in Ukraine for Russian nationals in Crimea -- ITAR-TASS Alleged Russian spy ring busted at NATO air base in Lithuania -- Washington Times Taliban video highlig... more »

New Year, Same Old Bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
There was a short series of reports on Radio 4's *Broadcasting House* last year that I meant to blog about at the time, but (for some reason) didn't. There were three reports in the series. The first focused on the stories of desperate (im)migrants trying to get to Europe via the Spanish (Gibraltar-like) enclaves on the Moroccan coast. (There have been quite a few such reports on the BBC in the past couple of years - Paul Mason's pieces for *Newsnight* being the ones I remember most clearly). The second focused on the stories of (im)migrants trying to get to the UK via Calais, ... more »

12 datos curiosos de los Reyes Magos que quizás no sabías...

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 1 day ago
1. Se cree que los tres Reyes Magos provenían de distintos continentes, África, Asia y Europa, aunque lo más probable es que su punto de origen fue Persia, hoy Irán. 2. Otra versión cuenta que los Reyes Magos representaban las religiones paganas de Asia, África y Europa, quienes acuden ante Jesús como reconocimiento del cristianismo. 3. Existen relatos que hablan de cuatro y hasta doce reyes que visitaron a Jesús, sin embargo, la versión más extendida determina tres por el número de regalos que presentaron en el pesebre: incienso por ser Dios; oro por ser Rey; y mirra por ser homb... more » 
Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in Pasay City, south of Manila. Philippine President Benigno Aquino signed a 2.6-trillion-peso (47.7 billion euro) national budget for 2015, which he said further limits opportunities for corruption and will partly be used to improve housing for the ...
http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Iran's Press TV is still a force to be reckoned with, from a broadcast standpoint. They are still blocked from most satellites, from most service providers and from many entire nations. Their staff, the producers and presenters are world class. The problem is with the Press TV ...

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