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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.

Monday, January 5, 2015

5 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

10:56pm MST

The U.S. Army Is Building A Better Bullet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 minutes ago
Sensors crammed into the tip of the grenade trigger the round's detonation once it passes over a wall or other obstacle. U.S. Army *Mark Thompson, Time:* *U.S. Army Aims to Build a Better Bullet* *WNU Editor: *This would have made a difference during the height of the Iraq and Afghan wars.

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 50 minutes ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC0-RJ3P1G0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 50 minutes ago
“The spiral arms of bright galaxy M106 sprawl through this remarkable multiframe portrait, composed of data from ground- and space-based telescopes. Also known as NGC 4258, M106 can be found toward the northern constellation Canes Venatici. The well-measured distance to M106 is 23.5 million light-years, making this cosmic scene about 80,000 light-years across. *Click image for larger size.* Typical in grand spiral galaxies, dark dust lanes, youthful blue star clusters, and pinkish star forming regions trace spiral arms that converge on the bright nucleus of older yellowish stars. Bu... more »

"The Life You Have Left..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 50 minutes ago
“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” ~ Leo Babauta

Chet Raymo, “Why Cranes Fly”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 50 minutes ago
*“Why Cranes Fly”* by Chet Raymo "There were a few Comments here recently about herons, from right around the world. What is the power of this bird to touch our minds and hearts? The naturalist Aldo Leopold was intimately familiar with the cranes of Wisconsin, cousins of our New England great blue heron, the Irish gray heron, and Adam2's aosagi from Japan, and wondered about their ability to move us so deeply. In A Sand County Almanac he watches as a crane "springs his ungainly hulk into the air and flails the morning sun with mighty wings." Our ability to perceive beauty in nature... more »

"An Exquisite Balance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 50 minutes ago
“It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas… If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you… On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.” - Carl Sagan • Unless, of course, your ideas come pre-packaged and are digested without thought... In which case, the expec... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 50 minutes ago
Argyle, Minnesota, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

For Most American Musicians Adequate Healthcare Is Still A Million Miles Away

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 55 minutes ago
*"What does it say about the richest country on earth that its citizens must depend upon raffles and spaghetti dinners to pay the medical bills-- a situation that exists in no other civilized country? What does it say about members of Congress and presidents, Democrats and Republicans all, who are content with a health care system that ignores the needs of tens of millions of Americans while it makes multimillionaires out of those who profit from disease and death?"* --from *Critical Condition* by Donald Bartlett and James Steele Later this month Alan Grayson, central Florida's c... more »

Arctic News: State Of Extreme Emergency

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Protesters Disrupt Ceremony For 100-Year Old Navy Vet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Lisa Suhay, Christian Science Monitor:* *Protesters disrupt ceremony for 100-year old Navy vet. Is 'uncivil' disobedience rising?* *WNU Editor: *I am all for free speech and protest .... but this is a step too far. And no .... this type of "uncivil" disobedience is not effective.

The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

Waking Times at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*James Borges - *Simple postures that activate the body’s nervous system on the etheric level, stimulate the glands and restore optimal health. The post The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation appeared first on Waking Times.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it. What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy is this absence of meaning. Does our being alive matter?” - Harold S. Kushner “All of us have been dying, hour by hour, since the moment we were born. Realizing this, let all things be placed in their proper perspective. Remember, it is always later than you think.” - Og Mandino “Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "And Yet..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"And yet, though we strain against the deadening grip of daily necessity, I sense there is this mystery: All life is being lived. Who is living it then? Is it the things themselves, or something waiting inside them, like an unplayed melody in a flute? Is it the winds blowing over the waters? Is it the branches that signal to each other? Is it flowers interweaving their fragrances or streets, as they wind through time?" ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Just as new beginnings are important, so is honoring the experience of closure. Life is a collage of beginnings and endings that run together like still-wet paint. Yet before we can begin any new phase in life, we must sometimes first achieve closure to the current stage we are in. That’s because many of life’s experiences call for closure. Often, we cannot see the significance of an event or importance of a lesson until we have reached closure. Or, we may have completed a certain phase in life or path of le... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

Another Sex Scandal For Former U.S. President Clinton?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Latest ladies: Clinton was pictured posing for a photo with Barbie Girl (left) and Ava Adora (right), two known prostitutes who work at the Bunny Brothel in Nevada *Daily Mail: *Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against his former friend and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had 'regular' orgies at his Caribbean compound that the former president visited multiple times *WNU Editor:* As I had mentioned in a previous comments thread .... this is actually an old story that is now being litigated in a civil court .... but it is making the news right now for one simple reason (and this is ... more »

European News Round up ( December 30 , 2014 ) - Greece Election anxiety , Ukraine situation , Russia and ruble in focus , Ebola in Scotland , ISIS , War on Terror impacts and Islamization fears ( Germany / France / Turkey / Sweden ) ..... And much more !

Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
1/1/15 Updates ! *Paul Mason* @paulmasonnews · 22h 22 hours ago On Greece @AmbroseEP is frighteningly right, as always: http://fw.to/CFyWk8T stagnation looms but EU wants to impose extra stagnation... *The Telegraph* [image: View this content on Telegraph's website] Greek expulsion from the euro would demolish EMU's contagion firewall... By *The Telegraph* @Telegraph Should EMU leaders choose to cut off liquidity support for the Greek banking system they might find that their contagion defences are a fiction View on web Open Europe retweeted *Mats Persson* @matsJpersson · Dec... more »

U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Drone operators fly an MQ-9 Reaper training mission from a ground control station at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, in this U.S. Air Force handout photo taken October 3, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/USAF/Handout *Dave Majumdar, Daily Beast:* *Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says* *WNU Editor: *The first sentence of this report sums it up .... .... *Too many missions and too few pilots are threatening the ‘readiness and combat capability’ of America’s unmanned Air Force, according to an internal memo.* and the last sent... more »

Is there anything besides crackpot ineptitude that can save us from a two-year nationwide Reign of Far-Right-Wing Terror?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*This is a *Washington Post* map from November 5 of the partisan breakdown of state-legislature control following the 2014 election. [Click on it to enlarge.]* *by Ken* When I went to retrieve a washingtonpost.com piece that had sent chills through me over the weekend, I wasn't surprised to find that Greg Sargent had taken note of it too. He begins a "Plum Line" post today, "Shellacked on the state level, Democrats chart a way out of the wilderness": Reid Wilson had a great piece over the weekend reporting that Republicans, having expanded their control on the level of the states,... more »

ISA Blogging Update: Committee Reports Recommendations

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
Last winter, the ISA executive committee proposed new rules for editors of ISA journals that would restrict their blogging. This led to a pretty hostile reaction. At the ISA meeting, the proposal was sent to committee. The committee has circulated its report and recommendations. What do they recommend? Basically, the recommendations: suggest some language that Continue reading

Hijacking of Skepticism to Subvert Critical Thinking

Waking Times at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Video -* Why alternative theories so often no tolerated and often ridiculed? The post Hijacking of Skepticism to Subvert Critical Thinking appeared first on Waking Times.

Fat Cat News - the Puppet Show: Our news anchors meet Sir Felix Gross

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
FTSE 100 Chief Executives are paid an average £4.72 million, equivalent to hourly pay of nearly £1,200. That means that before the first week of January is over, top bosses will have made more money than the average UK worker earns in an entire year. Yet the evidence shows that there is no link between their high levels of pay and their performance. Our brave news anchors give Sir Felix

How Cheap Oil Hurts Russia And OPEC

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Mike Corones, Reuters: **Shale industry hedges, OPEC fiddles and Russia squirms* *WNU Editor:* I am not going to shed any tears for OPEC or Russia.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*Thursday wind chill to drop into teens in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, single digits on north shore ~Mark Schleifstein*

Top 10 Fun (and Crazy) Videos Of 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*RT:* *2014 as we saw it: Top 10 fun (and crazy) videos of the year* *WNU Editor*: My favorite video is the one above. Mind you ... two of the 23 young men and women did want to look.

A frolicsome February

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
To give me a gentle start into 2015 blogging – and to help those of you currently enjoying computer and internet access to catch up with things you might have missed here last year – I’m going to post some of the best posts from each month of last year. So, today, these were NOT PC’s top few still relevant, or still pointed, posts for February *last* year… 1. *QUOTE OF THE DAY: On the gap between rich and poor* *“The poor are not poor because the rich are rich. The two conditions are generally unrelated.” * - Robert Samuelson, from his arti... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Electric car company Tesla Motors expanding number of charging stations in Louisiana ~Jason Saul, WWNO* *Unemployment claims dip; oil, gas jobs hold relatively steady in Louisiana ~The Advertiser* *Every Artist Insured ~NOLA DEFENDER*

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Bryan Early, Reuters* -- *U.S. sanctions fail two-thirds of the time. And allies are often to blame* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 5, 2015* Russian Sanctions, China, and the Arctic -- Andreas Kuersten, The Diplomat Isis still a threat despite coalition successes in Syria and Iraq -- Daniel Hurst, The Guardian Even ISIS Needs a Bank -- Adam Chandler, The Atlantic ISIS’s Futile Quest to Go Legit -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast Is Lebanon closing its door to Syrian refugees? -- Nicholas Blanford, CSM Foreigners fighting Islamic State in Syria: who and why? -- Bene... more »

World News Briefs -- January 5, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A ship passes a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near Tokyo December 18, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Peter *Top Story:* *Oil extends crash into new year as glut fear deepens* (Reuters) *MIDDLE EAST* U.S. leads 20 more air strikes* against Islamic State* U.S. troops training Iraqi military *at bases in Anbar, Taji*. U.S. delays sending* 1,500 troops to Iraq: report*. Three Saudi guards killed in suicide, gun attack *on Iraq border: ministry*. Iraqi forces kill 26 Islamic State fighters* near oil refinery town: Reports*. Islamic State touts *$250M year-end budget surplus; ope... more »

Benefits: Too Fat to Work

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Those lovely folks over at *Daily Express TV* have hit on a relatively untapped vein of hate. Marry together your idea of the undeserving poor sponging off the hardworking tax payer with fat people and you have the perfect scapegoat: someone who cannot work because they are obese. Channel 5's *Benefits: Too Fat to Work* is an exercise in demonology dressed up as concern porn, and befitting the quality publications of the station's proprietor the facts of the matter - such as only 12,000 people out of a population of 60m plus are officially deemed "too fat to work" - cannot be allowe... more »

Mel Cooper talks to Professor Norman Davies, Author of "Vanished Kingdoms"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*"Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe" by Norman Davies (2011).* *Wikipedia:* Ivor Norman Richard Davies (born 8 June 1939) is a British-Polish historian noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. He is widely regarded as one of the preeminent historians of Central and Eastern European history. *Title: Mel Cooper talks to Professor Norman Davies. Source: Wildwater tv. Date Published: November 5, 2011. Description:* Mel Cooper interviews Professor Norman Davies about his recently published book "Vanished Kingdoms The Hi... more »

Will Hillary's 2016 Presidential Run Get Tripped By Slick Willie's Hard On?

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 7 hours ago
While Hillary Rodham-Clinton enjoys the advantage of a dynastic political brand name it can just as easily cut both ways. In a bizarre, rapidly developing tale of elite sexual depravity that has ensnared British royal Prince Andrew, a former O.J. Simpson “dream team” lawyer, a pedophile "philanthropist" and possibly even Slick Willie, the silver bullet to stop the Clinton political machine may have been found. The bombshell fairy tale of perversion revolves around a lawsuit against financial high-roller Jeffrey Epstein by an at the time underaged female claiming that she was held a... more »

Here’s What Happened When A 65 Year Old Woman Took Shrooms In A Lab

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video - *Cancer patient speaks of her first-hand experience with treating her depression with magic mushrooms. The post Here’s What Happened When A 65 Year Old Woman Took Shrooms In A Lab appeared first on Waking Times.

Action across South Dakota to Protest Keystone Pipeline Jan. 6, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Coalition of Grassroots Activists Take Action across South Dakota to Protest the Keystone XL Pipeline Rapid City Protest: January 6: Top of Main Street Square parking ramp, 7:45am MT Sioux Falls Protest: 10th and Minnesota, 2:00pm CT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 5, 2015 Contact: Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action Organizer: (605)939-0527 Joye Braun, Cheyenne River

An Odd Question

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 7 hours ago
Those who attended either of the sessions I was involved with at the ASSA meeting know that the audience included some hecklers. During the first session, I was the target. During the second, Larry Summers was. (At one point, the moderator Bob Hall threatened to call security.) Here is a Washington Post article about the hecklers. After the first session was over, one of the hecklers came up to me and asked, "How much money have the Koch brothers paid you?" My answer, of course, was "not a penny." I don't find it odd that people disagree with me. I am always open to the possibil... more »

Jelly Belly Chris Christie Celebrates Rigged Game in Jerry Jones’ Luxury Suite

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 7 hours ago
Sunday’s NFC wild card playoff at the opulent temple built to honor Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in Arlington, Texas was chock with drama and intrigue. Normally a matchup between anyone and the Detroit Lions doesn’t draw a national television audience outside of Thanksgiving but the throw down in AT&T Stadium proved to be a thriller. The scrappy Lions, despite a typically offensively woeful performance had a 20-14 lead and were likely driving for the clinching points when an insanely blatant defensive pass interference call was overturned. The botched call - which was so obviou... more »

Mali Jihadists Step Up Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
BBC *Long War Journal:* *Jihadists in Mali step up attacks, kill 7 soldiers* *More News On Mali Jihadists Stepping Up Attacks* Malian town of Nampala attacked by Islamist militants -- BBC At least eight dead in raid on Mali army base -- AFP Militants Stage Deadly Raid in Central Mali -- VOA Mali Jihadists Attack Town, Army Soldiers Flee After 2 Dead -- AP Army camp attacked in central Mali -- Al Jazeera Six UN peacekeeping troops injured in Mali blast -- AFP Mali: UN Mission condemns attack that wounded 8 peacekeepers -- UN News Centre

U.S. Charges Two American Citizens For Plotting To Overthrow The Gambian Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *US charges two men over Gambia coup bid* *More News On The U.S. Charging Two American Citizens For Plotting To Overthrow The Gambian Government* American citizens charged after failed attempt to overthrow Gambian dictator in violent coup -- Daily Mail/Reuters/AP US charges over Gambia 'coup plot' against Yahya Jammeh -- BBC U.S. charges two men in connection with failed Gambia coup -- Reuters Americans charged in botched Gambia coup -- CNN Two men charged in US over Gambia coup attempt -- France 24 2 Americans Charged in Failed Coup Attempt In Gambia -- ABC News Two US... more »

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 13 (and last)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*• TV for Dummies: Sarah Palin launches her own channel• Crazyspeak of the Year nominee No. 17: Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal (rhymes with Neanderthal)• The final Crazyspeak of the Year nominee -- and also the winner!* *Yes, it's Sarah Palin TeeVee!* *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 their minds. See also: Bachmannism, Boehneresque.* *by Noah* *1. TV for Dummies: Sarah Palin launches her own channel* America's biggest, m... more »

UK 'Royal Family' linked to pedophile ring as Anonymous exposes elite

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News The media in the United Kingdom is exposing the alleged involvement of members and staff of the so-called Royal Family in an international pedophile ring for the elite, which involved raping and murdering minors. Anonymous, on Twitter, began exposing the pedophiles weeks ago, in the operation #OpDeathEaters online. In recent years, the roles of the governments

Political debate

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Sunday am. The Andrew Marr show. Andrew Marr. (Sunday Newspapers) *“Whether Muckingham Palace did the right thing by putting out another statement - they certainly fed the beast......”* “*Muck*ingham Palace?” ooh! +++ Alan Dershowitz. I’m surprised no-one at the BBC has so far bothered to besmirch Dersh by innuendo wrt his pro-Israel advocacy To date the BBC is still describing him as ‘a former Harvard Law professor.’ +++ Oh the grand old Duke o’ York. Yesterday someone wrote he was ruled by his pants. (as in when they were up they were up etc etc) +++ Paper Review. Jane... more »

Islamic State Unveils A $2 Billion Budget With A $250m Surplus War Chest

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Main sources of Islamic state funding pic.twitter.com/h12gner3DD http://t.co/iLXy1b2oab — Grasswire (@grasswire) August 27, 2014 *IBTimes:* *Isis news: Caliphate unveils first annual budget of $2bn with $250m surplus war chest* *WNU Editor*: This budget puts the Islamic State at a level that is *higher than some other countries*. *More News On The Islamic State's $2 Billion Budget* Islamic State group sets out first budget, worth $2bn -- Al-Araby Islamic State prepares $2 billion budget, opens bank -- UPI Islamic State touts $250M year-end budget surplus; opens bank. -- Washingto... more »

Transport Econ 14: On the MRT and LRT Fare Hike

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 9 hours ago
The fare hike in MRT and LRT trains in Metro Manila was implemented yesterday. This is a long-delayed move as any government subsidy program immediately creates an entitlement and dependency thinking in the public. People think that they are entitled to various and endless subsidies if not freebies from the government and are less concerned of the trade off or sacrifices somewhere else just to finance the subsidies and freebies that they enjoy. And that largely suggest that the train fare subsidy is wrong, in theory and practice. 1. If government should subsidize commuters in Metr... more »

30 postales de cumpleaños con nombres de mujeres, familiares, apodos y amigas para subirlas al Face

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 9 hours ago
Mensaje de Feliz Cumpleaños para tus amigas, tu maestra, tu familia y conocidos. Disfruta y comparte estas bonitas postales de tulipanes de colores. Feliz Día de Reyes para todos ustedes...

Christy Clark and the BC Liberals, Site C Dam, A Proposal Riddled With Graft ?

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* *Graft (politics), a form of political corruption* There`s something happening here, couldn`t quite put my finger on it, until now, the ramifications are huge, tentacles far reaching and it could also explain the big rush to build Site C dam...Graft, a provincial British Columbia Government that many believe is engaged in graft and kickbacks, ala Quebec style, can you say SNC Lavalin... If the graft and kickback claims are true?, many people know that British Columbia loses a small fortune on run of river power projects every year, these projects have... more »

Claims of 7,000yo inter-planetary planes shake up Indian Science Congress

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
Interesting. But ignore the trolls in the original post. Interstellar ships 7000 years ago? NICE! d http://rt.com/news/219851-india-science-congress-gems/ Sanskrit shocker! Claims of 7,000yo inter-planetary planes shake up Indian Science Congress Published time: January 05, 2015 14:44 Edited time: January 05, 2015 18:20 Get short URL [image: Mahabharata manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra (Image from Wikipedia.org)] Mahabharata manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra (Image from Wikipedia.org) 3K184 Tags Culture, History, India, NASA, Planes, Sc... more »

U.S. - Turkey Have Agreed To Train And Equip Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Convoy of peshmerga vehicles makes its way to the Turkish-Syrian border, near the town of Kiziltepe, in the southeastern Mardin province, Turkey, Oct. 29, 2014. *Al Bawaba:* *US, Turkey to launch Syrian rebels' training by March, says official* *WNU Editor: *Aside from this agreement, it should be noted that ties between the U.S. and Turkey are not positive .... *U.S. Denies Turkey Leftover Warships* (Eurasianet.org) *More News On U.S. - Turkey Agreeing To Train And Equip Syrian Rebels Starting March* Turkey, U.S. to finalize Syrian rebel training this month: official -- Reuters... more »

Baby I love your Way

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
I seek the great sound and Peter Frampton had it decades ago. Its all in the source material. No matter of audio outside the range of human hearing will improve on the source material. Peter Framptom proves we had it for a long time. My question is why do we not hear it everyday today?

NY Times: "Are Conspiracy Theories All Bad?”

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 10 hours ago
The New York Times just published six short op-eds collectively entitled “Are Conspiracy Theories All Bad?” Amazingly, they’re not ALL bad. (The articles, not the theories.) Amidst the claptrap from figures like 9/11 cover-up criminal Cass Sunstein and airhead “social psychologist” Karen Douglas, the Times features decent short essays by Annie Jacobsen, Timothy Melley and Harriet Washington. But the whole exercise begs the million dollar question: Are the best-known “conspiracy theories” – starting with the alternative narratives of the JFK and 9/11 coups – true? In those two case... more »

Why Oil Prices Are Dropping

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
(International Energy Agency) *Brad Plumer, VOX*: Why oil prices are still dropping — in one simple chart *WNU Editor:* A small confession .... growing up in the old Soviet Union my worst class was economics (i.e. Marxist economics). Never bought into it .... even as a teenager I knew that "supply and demand" is what determines markets, and the government may try as much as it wants to influence "price and demand" .... but in the end it is market factors that will come into play. As to the price of oil ... the above graph does illustrate perfectly why oil prices are dropping .... a... more »

Oil Prices Have Crashed Below $50/Barrel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Business Insider *Reuters:* U.S. crude oil slips below $50 a barrel as glut fear deepens *WNU Editor*: For oil producers .... what must be worrisome is that there is no sign that this drop in oil prices will slow down. *More News On The Collapse Of Oil Prices* As oil breaks $50, Wall Street getting more bearish -- CNBC US oil price falls below $50 on supply glut fears -- BBC Oil’s Fall Continues, to Below $50 a Barrel -- NYT U.S. Oil Prices Briefly Fall Below $50 a Barrel -- WSJ Oil Keeps Falling -- Business Insider/Reuters Crude oil prices dip BELOW $50 a barrel for the first time in... more »

Here Come The Freshmen

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Donald Norcross (D-NJ)-- there's already a worst new Democrat in Congress This week the 58 freshmen elected in November will be sworn in as members of Congress. There are 43 Republicans and 15 Democrats. First the Democrats: *•* Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) *•* Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) *•* Pete Aguilar (D-CA) *•* Ted Lieu (D-CA) *•* Norma Torres (D-CA) *•* Gwen Graham (Blue Dog-FL) *•* Mark Takai (D-HI) *•* Seth Moulton (D-MA) *•* Debbie Dingell (D-MI) *•* Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) *•* Brad Ashford (Blue Dog-NE) *•* Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) *•* Kathleen Rice (D-NY) *•* Brendan Boyle (D-PA) *•* D... more »

MMS On Trial: Flash Mob Time!!!!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 11 hours ago
Time for us to bring back the FLASH MOB!!!!!! Time for us to stand up in our warrior spirit and FIGHT for our Rights, and to defend the rights of those in need!! Please share this video. Please spread the word. Please take action: calls, emails. faxes, all of these things can make a difference- can create CHANGE. love d *Daniel is facing 37 years in prison for helping save lives and defending our Health Freedom. * After he helped tens of thousands of people all around the world, the FDA raided his organization, seized his assets, handcuffed and forcibly removed both he and ... more »

Record number brainwashed at Auschwitz "death camp" memorial in 2014

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 11 hours ago
According to a recent report published by *The Algemeiner*, a Jewish online news website, just over 1.5 million people visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau "death camp" over the course of 2014, with roughly 70% of the visitors under the age of 18. The "Holocaust" industry has made it a priority to specifically target vulnerable and extremely naive youngsters with their insidious propaganda and public relations ploy. The *highest number of visitors ever recorded* bore witness to the European Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland, the Museum and Memorial Center reported F... more »

La Sagrada Biblia con Tulipanes de Colores

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 11 hours ago
CODIGO HTML PARA PONER ESTA IMAGEN EN TU PÁGINA WEB (Un click para seleccionar, Control C para copiar y Control V para pegar) Imágenes Gratis de la Sagrada Biblia y 

Widening Differences Between Russia And The U.S. Threatens To End An Era Of Arms Control And Start A New Nuclear Arms Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The RT-2PM Topol ballistic missile (RIA Novosti/Alexandr Kryazhev) *Julian Borger, The Guardian*:* US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry* *WNU Editor*: We are still far from a new nuclear arms race .... but the trends are ominous.

The 114th Congress is Now in Session

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
This is what you get when you don't vote, you lazy assholes.

An Analysis On The 'How And' Why Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych Fled The Country During The Height Of This Year's Protests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Riot police set up water cannons to shoot at protesters in Kiev last February. But shortly after, a mass defection of the president’s allies quickly led to his downfall. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times *Andrew Higgins and Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times: Ukraine Leader Was Defeated Even Before He Was Ousted* *WNU Editor*: This is a must read investigation by The New York Times into the final hours of Mr. Yanukovych’s rule .... *.... based on interviews with prominent players, including former commanders of the Berkut riot police and other security units, telephone ... more »

Ukraine Crisis News Updates -- January 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Kyiv Post:* *More shelling in eastern Ukraine as new round of peace talks begins in Berlin* *WNU Editor*: European governments are already pouring "cold water" on the next round of "Ukraine peace talks" .... *Germany and France cast doubt on Jan. 15 Ukraine summit (Reuters)* ... and that is the problem .... everyone wants an agreement .... with the exception of the Ukraine government and the rebels in the east. On a side note .... I have no evidence but my gut is telling me that Ukraine is preparing for a new military offensive when weather permits .... *Combat potential of Ukrai... more »

Great Fantastic Individuals not goverend by laws

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
That what you see today week one of 2015. The oil barons those smart men who where born on top of and inherited land borner by oil. What happened late 2014 and continuts in to today is that they just could not leave any money on the table like bad Capitan Kirk. They were so rich they just broke all the money rules and in a single stroke of relivity went totally beserk. To a normal man or woeman lowering the price of their wares by such an amount would be reason for the family to have them committed. Yet the oil barons those smartest oily men in the room beam from TV. I do not hav... more »

What's Inside Your Bath Toys?

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
This last Christmas, my mom was looking for ideas for my 8 month-old for Christmas. When she suggested bath toys, I told her that I would let her play with the toys outside of the tub, but that we don't do most tub toys. My mom thought my ban on rubber duckies was pretty mean until I showed her these photos. Both of my girls love the water and beg to take baths, so we had a large assortment of tub toys at one point. I mean who doesn't love their kids have every opportunity to soak the floor with every bath, right? Aside, from completely drenching my bathroom every time someone w... more »

Harper's Record: He's Running on It

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 12 hours ago
On the weekend I participated in a tweet-em-up with the tag #HarpersRecord. Check it out here. Here is the blog post I (mostly) don't have to write now. It was remarkable, as that blogger said, for its range of tweeters, subject matter, links, and photos. And I too was struck by the nearly total absence of anyone trying to defend Harper's record. I also wondered if it was because it happened on the weekend while paid CPC and PMO trolls were not on the clock. Here's a bit of background to it. I asked who started it and when. It was Norlaine Thomas, who said she'd heard that Harpe... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 12 hours ago
*Is Antarctica melting?* *The article below says it is but is surprisingly reticent about attributing it to global warming. Why? I think it's because the writer knows what is actually going on. There has indeed been some melting in Western Antarctica -- exactly where subsurface vulcanism is now known to be occurring. You would melt too if you had a volcano under you! There is extensive vulcanism around both the North and South poles. They appear to be earth's most active volcanic regions in fact. The Gakkel ridge in the Arctic is particularly active. The icecaps normally hid... more »


David Greene at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
The real crisis in NYS education is equity. [image: Education-Is-A-Right] I recently had a conversation with a few friends about why I disliked both TFA and Common Core. They had seen my interview on Al Jazeera America regarding TFA and had read some my posts reading Common Core. I gave them the elevator speech about how TFA has done more harm than good to students and schools across the nation, then I explained how there is a difference between quality syllabi and standards created by teachers and curriculum developers who work directly with kids and the CCSS created by college pro... more »

France Is Pushing To End Sanctions Against Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
French President Francois Hollande walks past the Republican Guard as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris to attend the first weekly cabinet meeting of the year January 5, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer *Daily Mail:* *Francois Hollande suggests sanctions on Russia should be lifted and says Putin 'does not want to annex eastern Ukraine – he has told me that'* *WNU Editor:* France is not only facing billions in penalties for refusing to send to Russia two Mistral warships .... but it's agricultural sector has also been severely hit by sanctions. French President Francoi... more »

World News Briefs -- January 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Top Story:* U.S. leads 20 more air strikes against Islamic State -- Reuters *MIDDLE EAST* Three Saudi guards killed in suicide, gun attack *on Iraq border: ministry*. Iraqi forces kill 26 Islamic State fighters* near oil refinery town: Reports*. Islamic State touts *$250M year-end budget surplus; opens bank*. ISIS puts payments to the poor and disabled *in $2 billion budget*. Lebanon limits entry *of Syrians fleeing war*. Syrians worried over* Lebanon's new visa rules*. Turkey, U.S. to finalize *Syrian rebel training this month: official*. Blast hits Houthi rebel base* in Yemen... more »

THE PROBLEM IS US: Posers of the New York Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014Part 1—Creating a new situation:* We hated the featured editorial in today’s New York Times. In part, we hated it because we watched Tavis Smiley pretend to talk about public schools on yesterday’s In Depth program (on C-Span). To watch the full program, click here. In part, we hated it because we’ve come to loathe the types of pseudo-liberal elites who put such piddle in print. We’ve been writing this site for almost seventeen years now. In recent years, we’ve come to feel that our struggling culture just isn’t going to make it. In part, that’s due to th... more »

Zero gravity day: millions Facebook users were getting ready

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Some people must have been weightless yesterday, celebrating the Zero Gravity Day. On December 15th, 2014, DailyBuzzLive.com – a fake news website – posted the following story that first appeared in 1974: Planetary Alignment On Jan 4, 2015 Will Decrease Gravity For 5 Minutes Causing Partial Weightlessness The story starts with a tweet from NASA where British astronomer Patrick Moore is credited with figuring out that for five minutes on January 4th, Earth's gravity will drop to less than 10% of its value due to some alignment of Pluto and Jupiter or something like that. (The astr... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Top Story:* This Chart Shows The Staggering Hourly Cost Of Operating US Military Aircraft (Business Insider) *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 5, 2015* US weighs armor, anti-sniper upgrades for Iraq’s army tanks -- Stars and Stripes/Bloomberg Iraq asks Australian PM for more military aid -- Al Arabiya No transfer of US frigates to Turkey due to political concerns -- Today's Zaman Iran Shows Off Deceptive Missile Drone, Home-made Torpedo And Coast-To-Sea Cruise Missiles -- IBTimes Iran Reveals World’s First Missile-Escaping ‘Suicide’... more »

CNN and the Plane Crash

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
Jayzuzz Fookin' Kee-rice-tah! So, I go the gym. I go to the change room. The big screen TV is playing CNN and they're talking about that plane from somewhere in East Asia that went down in the ocean somewhere. I shave and then get into my work-out clothes and head out to the gym floor, ... probably around ten minutes, and when I leave, they're STILL talking about the goddamned plane crash!! My condolences to anyone who lost a loved one in that disaster. But this has nothing to do with most anybody else on the planet. What are we going to get out of this extended coverage? Are they... more »

Arab League To Hold Emergency Talks On The Crisis In Libya. Greek Oil Tanker Bombed In Libyan Port

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC*: *Greek oil tanker bombed in Libyan port of Derna* *WNU Editor*: This bombing of an oil tanker is a message to everyone that no one will be permitted to buy oil that has not been approved by the internationally recognized government of Libya. As to the Arab Leagues involvement in the Libyan crisis .... it is too little and too late .... and the UN is proving itself (again) to be useless .... *UN postpones Libya peace talks again*. On a side note .... France has made it clear that they are not going to intervene .... *France will not intervene in Libya.* *More News On The Cri... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
As you know I spell terribly and some might think I did not think enough about this message to get the subject under spell control. I on the underhand believe if you know what I mean its not important. I expect you have no time for immerse video games. As a armature expert on everything I suggest you consider the impact on the UTES these games are having. These games are formatting our UTES. Period no stop. Its a huge issue bigger than movies. I am a gamer I have played ever thing. Every word you read Allen reprogrammes your brain a few Terra bites at a time. Everything you watc... more »

Inside The Moqtada Al-Sadr – Qais Khazali Split Within Iraq’s Sadr Trend Interview With Al Rai's Elijah Magnier

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Elijah Magnier is Al Rai’s chief international correspondent. In the early years of the U.S. occupation he spent time with the Sadr movement and gained some important insight into the inner workings of the Trend, including the relationship between Moqtada al-Sadr and Qais Khazali who was one of Sadr’s top lieutenants until the two broke. Here is an interview with Magnier about what happened between the two that led to the formation of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, the League of the Righteous. Magnier can be followed on Twitter @EjmAlrai Qais Khazali (*left*) and Moqtada al-Sadr (*right*) (*... more »

Afghan President Ghani: U.S. Withdrawal Timetable Should Be 'Re-Examined'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a event in Kabul January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani *Reuters:* *Afghan president says U.S. might want to 're-examine' pullout deadline* *WNU Editor*: He is probably going to get his wish. *More News On Afghan President Ghani Remarks That The U.S. Withdrawal Timetable Should Be 'Re-Examined'* Afghan president says U.S. withdrawal timetable should be 're-examined' -- UPI Afghan President: Obama should 're-examine' troop withdrawal for 2016 -- CNN Afghanistan president suggests US 're-examine' troop withdrawal timetable -- FOX New... more »

Awake and Loving Is No Contradiction

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Soren Dreier* - The collective love vibe is picking up tremendous speed and the frequency is high. That’s really something. That’s really revolutionary... The post Awake and Loving Is No Contradiction appeared first on Waking Times .

Our true wealth is our children

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Believe me now and i will tell you later that's what arranged marriage is all about two set of genes joined as one with a hope for success and a fear of Frankenstein Immortality now is children when you can have that last sleep without dreaming your DNA will continue to make your parents proud The future is going to fuck up this carefully controlled exercise big time You think a human heart is valuable how about a great pair of jeans? I do not know what to think although this is an issue that both Adam Smith and Colonel Klink would agree Its going to change human history in a way not... more »

Islamic State Launches Attack Against Saudi Arabian Border Post

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters**:* *Three Saudi guards killed in suicide, gun attack on Iraq border: ministry* *WNU Editor: *There is a lot of fighting *in Iraq near the Saudi border* .... but bid these Islamic State militants know who they were attacking .... probably. Is it a sign that the war is now spreading to Saudi Arabia .... definitely. *More News On Today's Saudi Arabian Border Attack By Islamic State Militants* Saudi general "killed in attack on border with Isil-held Iraq" -- The Telegraph Suicide bomber kills two Saudi guards on Iraq border -- Global Post/AFP Saudi guards killed in suicide ... more »

Bill Cosby is an Animal

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Just like you and me he lusts after the opposite sex and maybe he felt he had reached a position where he could get it white or powerful like a Sultan or a King Harem we got no harem nothing to see here more along. Bill Cosby may or not be one of the worst sexual predators in Entertainment history. I am not giving him much doubt. But in the real world its total hypocrisy. What if Bill wanted a little tail but did not have state troopers in tow to troll a hundred through a parking lot? Wake up people we have Kings in this world with a hundred wives most married at 12 or 13. Yeah lets c... more »

Losing Its Soul

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
It's truly demoralizing to discover that a significant number of Canadians continue to believe in Stephen Harper. Michael Harris writes: And now we have an even bigger problem, according to an astonishing story in the *Ottawa Citizen* by Kathryn May. Nearly one-in-five Canadians believes that the prime minister could be justified in closing down Parliament in difficult times. A further 17 per cent believe that dissolving the Supreme Court would be okeydoke in the right circumstances. The question was asked and answered without providing any details about what sorts of crises woul... more »

“The Coming War on Pensions: Sacrificed to Wall Street's Gluttony”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“The Coming War on Pensions: * *Sacrificed to Wall Street's Gluttony”* by Michael Hudson “On the Senate’s last day in session in December, it approved the government’s $1.1 trillion budget for coming fiscal year. Few people realize how radical the new U.S. budget law was. Budget laws are supposed to decide simply what to fund and what to cut. A budget is not supposed to make new law, or to rewrite the law. But that is what happened, and it was radical. Wall Street’s representatives in Congress – the Democratic leadership as well as Republicans – took the opportunity to create an a... more »

The cost of development

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 15 hours ago
Wealthy nations depend on poor countries to produce cheap goods, in factories that enjoy tax-free status in the countries where they operate. What actually works to "develop" a country? I think about that a lot in this work in Central America, but the answers remain elusive. Let's start with the most obvious issue: Who defines "development"? Do the people who live in poor countries understand what we mean by it, and that the price to be paid for it is essentially a total overhaul of their culture? At its essence, development is about an improved economy, both for the c... more »

Would You Oppose Boehner And McConnell On Unfair Trade Policies? How About Obama?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Obama, Boehner and McConnell and actually eager to work together to pass something-- the Big Business/Wall Street free trade agreement progressives are opposing. The TPP, the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement will come up early this year-- as soon as Boehner feels sure he's lines up enough votes between Republicans who hate working families and conservative Democrats who are just Republicans anyway. The Congressional Progressive Caucus is leading the fight against "fast track authority" in the House and Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are rallying Democrats in the ... more »

Duty and Desire

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Ida Lawrence* - Many of us have gone through an experience where duty seems to conflict with the desire of our heart to fulfill our lives. These conflicts are our crossroads... The post Duty and Desire appeared first on Waking Times.

Could This Be The Biggest Sex Scandal In A Generation?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* The first full account of the masseuse at the center of the explosive Prince Andrew 'sex slave' drama... but is she telling the truth? *WNU Editor:* As sex scandals go .... this could be THE BIG ONE involving many former and current members of the establishment. What I find fascinating about this story is not the story itself, but how the media is covering it. To put it bluntly .... everyone in the media is covering it .... ignoring more important stories like wars, failing economies, and international tensions. And the "funny part" of this story is that we do not ev... more »

The Future of Science Advice in Europe

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 16 hours ago
My latest Bridges column is out, and it discusses the future of science advice in Europe following the termination of the office of chief scientific advisor to the European Commission. Here is an excerpt: In short, the CSA under President Barosso was largely powerless and disconnected. This state of affairs was not the fault of Glover, who took on the CSA role with energy and enthusiasm. The uncomfortable reality is that establishment of the CSA office was a symbolic gesture towards scientific advice, rather than representing any substantive commitment to improving science advice i... more »

The Fraud of AGW vs the Real Threat to Humanity- Endocrine Disruptors

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*I am hoping that some, most or all of my regular readers have taken the time to watch, listen to Jan's interview with Curtis Duncan- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity* The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity. Through *Endocrine Disrupting toxic pollutants, *chemicals. Is this mainstream? Is there an equivalent of the authoratative (not) IPCC addressing this issue? The answer to both of those questions is NO. Information on* Endocrine Disruptors* comes through the media in dribs and drabs- But there is no constant drum beat on this topic. Not like the loud persistent thumping a... more »

Mental Visualization and Focus are Key to Muscle Strength

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Tammy McKenzie* - Contrary to the gym mythology, true strength training is not about your muscles but about your mind... The post Mental Visualization and Focus are Key to Muscle Strength appeared first on Waking Times.

The Whiskey That The U.S. Military Prefers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Tampa Tribune:* *For special military occasions, whiskey better by the barrel* *WNU Editor*: Sorry jack .... but when it comes to whiskey/scotch I am a Johnny Walker Blue drinker (when I can afford it).

Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Dr. Kelly Brogan* - Millions believe depression is caused by 'serotonin deficiency,' but where is the science in support of this theory? The post Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin appeared first on Waking Times.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Teacher Shows Kids Carpentry Tools, Gets Suspended on “Weapons” Charge* This is what truly perplexes me: Why do seemingly so many school administrators adamantly refuse to think like normal, rational human beings? The other day I visited the Sudbury Valley School in Framingham, Mass., and saw such a completely opposite world — a heart-soaring place where kids are trusted not only with tools but with their own educations — so now it’s doubly hard to read about cases like the one below. A veteran teacher at a Chicago elementary school has lost his bid to reverse a four-day sus... more »

Bitcoin Alert ( January 5 , 2015 ) Bitstamp temporarily suspended services due to " hot wallet " situation , deposits and withdrawals stopped for now.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Updates .... *CryptoCoinsNews* @CryptoCoinsNews · 2h2 hours ago Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Confirms Loss of ~18,886 BTC (~$5 million USD) from Hot Wallet https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/bitcoin-exchange *CryptoCoinsNews* @CryptoCoinsNews · 5h5 hours ago Did a Bitcoin Exchange Just Lose 12% of Its Bitcoins? Possible Bitstamp Hack Address Contains 18,866 Stolen BTC https://www. cryptocoinsnews.com/bitcoin-exchan ge-just-lose-12-bitcoins-possible-bitstamp-hack-address-contains-18866-stolen-btc/ … BitScan and 8 others follow *TechCrunch* ‏@TechCrunch 42m 42 minutes ago The ye... more »

“Mad As Hell!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Peter Finch as "Howard Beale", "Network," “Mad As Hell!” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WINDtlPXmmE Made in 1976, even more relevant today...

Guns n' F-35s and the CF-104 II

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 18 hours ago
MoS has great post on the F-35A's gun problems.  2019 and they think it might finally be OK to shoot the thing! The other F-35s are gunless and require and externally mounted gunpod, and in all cases carry ammunition quantities far below any current fighter standard - some more on that in a sec. But first, some points to consider. First, people have been bolting guns to planes for 100 years now,

Tax Revolt: An Idea Anti-harper Canadians Could Have Gotten Behind?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 18 hours ago
In a recent comment at someone else's blog, it occurred to me that those democratically-minded Canadians who are sickened by the idea of having a government led by a guy who has contempt for Parliament (you know, the place that writes our laws), and who openly supports lying to Parliament and cheating to win elections (and who cheated to win his last election, might deal with their sickness by refusing to pay their taxes. If it got widespread enough, even merchants would have to deal with the masses of people refusing to pay the HST (especially in Ontario where those asshole Liberal... more »

From Free Energy to Aliens to God to the Joy of Death

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 18 hours ago
* A very worthwhile listen, and then to consider, imo* Uploaded by vexstar George Van Tassel in 1956 @ Yucaipa, CA Rotary Club

Transpicuous News: Euro Crash and the Eurasian Economic Union grows.... quickly

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2015/01/euro-crash-and-eurasian-economic-union.html As Transpicuous News went on the air last night on TONE and CCN, the news was already coming in that the Euro zone was in bigger trouble than was "forecast" by the talking heads in the Main Stream Media. I have posted a couple of articles below that are well worth noting for those interested in the financial ramifications of Russia's current bid to build concrete foundations of the Eurasian Economic Union, including enticing European Union countries to jump on board the Russian fast track. ..... more »

Messages From Higher Self - Love Is Light

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*Source:* *https://plus.google.com/u/0/116550793025117941917/posts*

"I'm sure my petrol cap was on this side"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
One lady driver has a problem with parking with her filler cap on the right side at the petrol pump. Spacial awareness issue? http://youtu.be/vupgBykQnko By the way did you know that on most fuel indicators there's a little arrow pointing to the side that the filler cap is on? Very useful when driving a hire car.

Bookshop Beacons Across The UK?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 20 hours ago
Forrester Research claim consumers are using tablets in their living rooms (67%), bedrooms (60%) and even their kitchens (42%), but smartphones are used more on the go, including in the car (68%) and of course, in retail stores (68%). This presents smartphones with a real opportunities to use new beacon technology to give consumers access to a mass of information, such as prices and locations whilst they are in the street, store and on the move. Imagine walking down your High Street and you receive a message telling you the butcher you are about to pass has a special 3 for 2 joint... more »

Transpicuous News Jan 4th, 2015: "Look Over There!!"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-9-look-over-there/ Welcome to this weeks Transpicuous News Show on January 4th, 2015. During the frolicsome funness and festivities, many things were slipped into the main stream media news that needed a spot light. Distraction has been the order of the past two weeks, with one event after another to keep the masses looking at something shiny while the Cabal played games in the shadows. From air planes disappearing to ships crashing to runaway cargo clunkers full of refugees and migrants almost careening into Italy..... meanwhile b... more »

Publisher of Islamic book may spend up to 10 years in prison

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Police expert on extremism confirms that the book promotes a kind of fascism which is outlawed* Six or seven weeks ago, I was defending our Czech (and similar German) laws that outlaw the promotion of ideologies and movements whose goal is to suppress some basic individual human rights and freedoms, usually according to criteria derived from their ethnicity or class. The logic behind this law is that sustainable freedom and democracy needs some defense, those spreading hatred against nations or classes share some guilt for the future crimes, and a new Hitler might be stopped or slo... more »

Boeing, U.S. Air Force Achieve Successful First Test Flight for KC-46 Tanker Program

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Boeing 767-2C (KC-46)]Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program today. The plane, a Boeing 767-2C, took off from Paine Field, Wash., at 9:29 a.m. (PST) and landed three hours and 32 minutes later at Boeing Field. The aircraft will receive its military systems following certification. Read more

IMP Aerospace Delivers First Interim Beyond Line Of Sight (IBLOS) CP-140M Aurora Aircraft to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CP-140M Aurora]IMP Aerospace delivered the first of three CP-140M Aurora fitted with an advanced Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) satellite communications system on schedule and under budget today approximately a month after its arrival. Participation at the delivery ceremony included the Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Lieutenant General Yvan Blondin, as well as Director Air Requirements, Colonel Ian Lightbody, and 14 Wing Commander Iain Huddleston. The prototype CP-140M Aurora aircraft will provide an improved Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) cap... more »

Iran Shows Off Deceptive Missile Drone, Home-made Torpedo And Coast-To-Sea Cruise Missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Iran made world's first drone equipped with a deceptive system that enables it to escape missiles by flying at a maximum altitude of 8,000 metres, hiding from laser optics and evading infrared light at night. The drone is also capable of self-disintegration, destroying its own parts when landing in a hostile and unfamiliar territory is inevitable. Iran's Sarallah drone can surmount technical problems during flights with its safety system that enables it to land in a secure location in just a matter of 40 minutes, flying at 160 kilometres per hour. Without the safety system, the dr... more »

Elbit wins MoD contract to maintain all of the IAF's F-16 fighter jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F-16I Sufa]The Ministry of Defense awarded Elbit Systems an 11-year contract to maintain all of the Israel Air Force’s F-16 squadrons, the defense company announced Sunday. According to terms of the $90 million contract, Elbit will establish a national maintenance center that will look after all the onboard avionics of the IAF’s F-16 A/Bs (Netz), F-16 C/Ds (Barak) and F-16Is (Sufa). All of the planes’ systems, except the body and engine, will be maintained under the contract, an Elbit spokeswoman said. Read more

Zapatistas attacked enroute home from Resistance Conference

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
Breaking news Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 By Brenda Norrell Censored News National Indigenous Congress delegates now enroute home from the Zapatistas gathering have been attacked by police and paramilitary. The trucks and buses attacked are transporting Yaqui and other leaders from northern Mexico. Indigenous enroute to Puebla and Mexico City were also attacked late Sunday, Jan  4, 2015. The Global

Navy safety boss grapples with '14 spike in aviation mishaps

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F/A-18 Hornet]Fresh off its safest year on record, the Navy saw its manned aviation Class A mishaps — the most serious type of mishap — more than triple Manned aviation experienced only four Class A mishaps in fiscal 2013, a rate of 0.48 mishaps per 100,000 flight hours. But there were 14 Class A mishaps — those involving a fatality, permanent total disability or upwards of $2 million in damage — in fiscal 2014, according to official summaries. The head of the Naval Safety Center isn't sounding the alarm yet, noting that "one year, a trend does not make." Read more

China To Build More Warship Destroyers In 2015 As It Enhances Nuclear Submarine Fleet By 2020

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 094 (Jin) class SSBN]China is working to build more warship destroyers in 2015, the Want China Times reported, citing Fujian-based Quanzhou Evening News. A massive number of Type 052 destroyers, China will particularly build a Type 052C ship and seven more Type 052D ships. The Type 052C, a guided-missile destroyer, resembles the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. China launched on Dec 22 the Jinan, one of six Type 052C destroyers meant to accompany the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier. Apart from the Type 052C, China also has five other Type 052D destroy... more »

MoD’s warship promises face public scrutiny

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 26 class FFG (Global Combat Ship)]The Ministry of Defence (MoD) yesterday attempted to quash reports that it has missed the deadline to order the building of 13 warships. Defence secretary Michael Fallon was adamant as recently as November last year that the Type 26 Global Combat frigates would be built by BAE Systems on the Clyde. Fallon was forced to confirm that the boats would be built in Scotland after Sir George Zambellas, head of the Royal Navy, told a publication in the US that the £4bn contract could be awarded abroad rather than staying within Britain. Read... more »

Thailand’s Military Once Again Eyes Submarine Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Chang Bogo Class SSK]Thailand’s Military backed Government may look to procure two or three submarines as part of an increased 2016 defense budget, finally giving the country a capability it has lacked for more than sixty years, The Bangkok Post reported Friday. According to a source from Thailand’s defense ministry, the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is expected to propose the procurement of two to three submarines in the 2016 budget, with the country’s Defense Minister Retired Gen Prawit Wongsuwon already backing the plan in principle pending cost considerations. The navy has been ... more »

Evidence Discovered that 'Ocean Acidification' Scare May be as Fraudulent as 'Global Warming'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I had never tackled this issue, but it was certainly outstanding and seriously suspect simply because unusual claims were been made. I will add it to the sea level claim and the rising global temperature conjecture that have both been refuted by document review and by the march of time. Once again awful science is put up to argue the case and we have this story that even shows the same efforts to suppress dissent. This item actually completely removes all the proposed supports for the whole global warming conjecture linkage to rising CO2. I might add that the Mauna Loa CO2 c... more »

The Delicious Solution To the Menacing Asian Carp

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Without question, they are not going away. Better yet, they make excellent eating. That they taste better than either catfish or tilapia is important obviously but then still not a deal breaker had carp only matched up. It is also an exciting fishery as well for the local fisherman. Thus understanding that it is excellent for food is important to know. Obviously rebranding is important. Too bad we cannot figure out how to make zebra mussels into a food product as well. What is certain is that these fish will invade the Great Lakes. This will produce a massive fishery... more »

Magnetic Clean up an Oil Spill

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This may actually work in concert with other tools to allow an efficient collection process to take place. It may also work to separate oil f*ro*m sand which would be very welcome. as it is it certainly allows ease of collection. Powdered magnetite is also welcome as a nutrient in the ocean so there may be additional value produced as well. Other variation need to be worked on as well if this can be made to work effectively. . *Watch a magnet clean up an oil spill in seconds* *http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2014/12/15/watch-a-magnet-clean-up-an-oil-spill... more »

Why Roman Concrete Has Endured

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This was an open question that should have been answered a long time ago. It has been staring us in the face for two thousand years. We use stronger concrete, but certainly not concrete nearly as tough. Perhaps we want to retain the option of easily knocking it down. At least we now know just what crystals work and perhaps we can improve our own recipes. Yes we uses recipes to make cement. This is also a reminder just what a blessing cement has been to the building industry. It has always been convenient and cheap and is one of the first things secured for all buildi... more »

Nigerian Navy Takes Delivery Of New Warship 'NNS Okpanana'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: NNS Okpanana]The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Friday took delivery of a new warship called “NNS Okpanana”, as part of its efforts to tackle maritime related challenges. Receiving the vessel in Lagos, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, said the addition of the vessel would boost the navy’s war against maritime crimes. According to him, Okpanana was the second of the Hamilton class of cutters to join the NN fleet between 2014 and 2014. Read more

PLA's Type 096 submarine can carry 24 missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Type 096 (Tang class) SSBN]China's new Type 096 Tang-class ballistic missile submarine, thought to be in development, may become a serious threat to the United States in the Western Pacific as it is estimated to be able to carry 24 missiles, according to the Russian Military Analyst based in Moscow. The article China's Nuclear Potential published on Dec. 30 said that it will still take decades for China to establish sufficient second-strike capability. However, China has taken much less time to develop its nuclear arsenal than most Western observers had previously expected... more »

Taiwan Kicks Off Domestic Attack Sub Program

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]After waiting on the U.S. to make good on plans to develop a diesel electric attack submarine (SSK) for almost 15 years, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence announced it was kicking off its own domestic attack submarine construction program this week, the agency told Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan. Defense officials told the legislative body preparation work would begin this year starting with a modest $315,000 start into a $94.46 million four-year effort, beginning in earnest in 2016. The planned result would be around four SSKs to replace the is... more »

China May Have Started Construction of Next Generation Destroyer Type 055 for the PLAN

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Commencement Ceremony for the Construction of 055 destroyer number 1]A picture has just emerged on the Chinese internet showing that construction of the first Type 055 destroyer may have started. The Type 055 guided missile destroyer is the next generation destroyer designed for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy). According to Chinese sources, the picture was taken last week at the Changxing Jiangnan shipyard (member of CSSC - China State Shipbuilding Corporation) near Shanghai. It shows a sign with the mention "Commencement Ceremony for the Constructio... more »

France hopeful of $6-billion Maitri missile project

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Akash SAM]With the Indo-French $6 billion surface-to-air missile systems project in doldrums, France is hoping that new government's push for "Make in India" will lead to inking of the long delayed deal. France remains hopeful of signing the deal even though Indian armed forces are sceptical about the missile since indigenously developed Akash is in play. Titled Maitri, the project for joint development and production between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and France's MBDA, was initiated in 2007 and a MoU to co-develop the surface-to-air mis... more »

Iran Test-Fires Shalamcheh Ground-to-Air Missiles in Wargame

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Shalamcheh Ground-to-Air Missile]The Iranian Air Defense Force equipped its entire launchers, stationed at the areas where a large-scale military exercise is being held, with the indigenous ‘Shalamcheh’ missiles. The home-grown ground-to-air missiles were mounted on the whole Air Defense launchers across the wargame zone as part of tactical measures to boost the air defense forces' capability to arm the launchers in the shortest time and hit the mock enemy’s aircraft. The “Muhammad Rasulullah” (Muhammad, the messenger of God) wargame, which began on Thursday with the partici... more »

‘Nuke trains’ with up to 30 Yars missiles rolling out from 2018 – Russian defense source

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
A Russian military source outlined the capabilities of Barguzin strategic missile train. The country may roll out five such disguised mobile launch platforms each carrying six RS-24 Yars missiles in five years. A ‘nuclear train’ – properly called BZhRK, short for ‘combat railway missile complex’ in Russian – is a mobile platform for transporting and launching strategic nuclear missiles. Similarly to nuclear submarines, such trains are hard to wipe out in a preemptive strike because of their mobility and ability to be disguised as regular freight trains. Read more

Two Years Writing for Business 360

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
A friend way back in 2005, Charu Chadha, produced a new monthly business magazine in Kathmandu, Nepal in late 2012. She asked me to contribute an article on free market, I said yes. So far I have written 20 articles for the paper :-). Here they are and the respective magazine covers for those months and years. 1: Nepal and the Philippines, November 26, 2012 2: Free market means free individuals, December 28, 2012 3: Fiscal Cliff and Government Irresponsibility, January 23, 2013 4: Brownouts and Power Deregulation, February 26, 2013 5: Reducing Construction and Electricity Bureaucr... more »

A jolly January

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
To give me a gentle start into 2015 blogging – and to help those of you currently enjoying computer and internet access to catch up with things you might have missed here last year – I’m going to post some of the best posts from last year. These were NOT PC’s top five still relevant (or still pointed) posts for January *last* year… 1. *So how much of the "Paleo Diet" is based on an actual Paleolithic diet?* Since I still have this conversation about this fad diet with someone at least once a week (sigh), here’s TED Fellow Christina Warinner, an expert on ancient ... more »

U.S. Navy'sMost Lethal Weapons of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Russia and Canada will be facing each other off for the gold** in the World Junior Hockey Championship in Toronto on Monday, January 5, 2015. * 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 here at the 5 minute mark of Putin's New Year... more »

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

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

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 12

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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.


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