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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

7 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

10:23pm MST

My Life Is Spying On Me? (Snowden's Revelations About Spying Pale In Light of These)  EU Showdown:  Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

This is myth now. Reality soon. “There will come a time when it isn't ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.” ― Philip K. DickIf you were shocked by Edward Snowden’s revelations about how NSA agents have used surveillance to spy on Americans’ phone calls, emails and text messages, can you imagine what unscrupulous

Rahm Emanuel-- The Root Of All Evil?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 minutes ago
Yesterday 4 horrible reactionary Blue Dogs-- Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), Dan Lipinski (IL), Jim Cooper (TN) and Gwen Graham (FL)-- broke ranks with their fellow Democrats to vote against Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. Graham is new to Congress, but very ambitious and eager to jump to statewide office as soon as she can by proving how "bipartisan" she is; the other 3 vote with Boehner on crucial issues far more than they vote with Pelosi anyway. How do we get Democrats as bad as Sinema, Cooper, Lipinksi and Graham? Good question; all 4 belong in the Republican Party. (Sinema started out running ... more »

Al Qaeda Has Been Eclipsed By The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 minutes ago
Scott Stewart, Market Watch: *Islamic State has made al Qaeda largely irrelevant * *WNU Editor:* I have to concur Scott Stewart's assessment .... the Islamic State has made al Qaeda largely irrelevant. Not surprising .... the intelligence and defense community are also now shifting their focus to the Islamic State, and while drone attacks and strikes will probably continue on Al Qaeda targets in Pakistan and Yemen .... all eyes and resources are now focused on the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

U.S. Intensifies Its Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters*: *U.S.-led air strikes have hit 3,222 Islamic State targets: Pentagon* *More News On The U.S. Intensifying Its Campaign Against The Islamic State* Airstrikes against Islamic State total 1,867 in December, highest in five-month campaign -- Air Force Times US Airstrikes agaisnt ISIS Destroy 184 Humvees and 58 Tanks -- Defense Tech U.S. Says Airstrikes Put Islamic State on Defensive -- WSJ Islamic State ‘in a defensive posture,’ Pentagon says -- Washington Times Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War -- Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast Pentagon Insider... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Lullaby” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Liquid Mind, “Lullaby” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y23JgRyhZGU

How The Charlie Hebdo Office Massacre Unfolded Minute By Minute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) Daily Mail: They shouted out names... then fired: Minute by minute, how the horror unfolded in Paris magazine newsroom as terrorists slaughtered 12 innocent victims * * Two heavily armed gunmen dressed in black force cartoonist Corrine Ray to let them into the Charlie Hebdo offices* They burst into magazine's editorial office and shoot dead the editor, his police guard and three other cartoonists* Four more journalists are killed in magazine office and they shoot two more people at random on their way out * Witnesses said the pair cried ‘we have ave... more »

1 Of 3 Suspects Identified In Paris Massacre Has Surrendered To Police

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi are both wanted by police in connection with Wednesday’s terror attack on a French satirical newspaper. (Image source: French police) *VOA:* 1 of 3 Suspects in Paris Shootings Surrenders *WNU Editor:* Their faces have been plastered throughout France. I doubt that they will be staying free for long. *More News On 1 Of The 3 Suspects Identified In The Paris Massacre Surrendering To Police* Youngest of three suspects in Paris attack ‘surrenders’ -- France 24 Man linked to Paris attacks voluntarily hands himself in to police -- Reuters Youngest Suspe... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Many globular clusters were destroyed over the eons by repeated fateful encounters with each other or the Galactic center. Surviving relics are older than any Earth fossil, older than any other structures in our Galaxy, and limit the universe itself in raw age. *Click image for larger size.* There are few, if any, young globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy because conditions are not ri... more »

“The Ghost With Consciousness And Potential”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Ghost With Consciousness And Potential”* by The DailyOM “One day a ghost paid Ari a visit. She had long blond hair and wore a banana-colored satin nightgown. Even though she had the power to interrupt and to come and go as she pleased, she arrived between sessions as a gesture of respect and good will. "I never got to use my talents!" the ghost wailed. She floated about the room, agitated and unable to alight. "Now I'm dead and buried!" "You can't create where you find yourself these days?" Ari asked the miserable ghost. "No! I just wander the universe, pointlessly and aim... more »

The Poet: W.H. Auden, "Atlantis"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Atlantis" "Being set on the idea Of getting to Atlantis, You have discovered of course Only the Ship of Fools is Making the voyage this year, As gales of abnormal force Are predicted, and that you Must therefore be ready to Behave absurdly enough To pass for one of The Boys, At least appearing to love Hard liquor, horseplay and noise. Should storms, as may well happen, Drive you to anchor a week In some old harbour-city Of Ionia, then speak With her witty sholars, men Who have proved there cannot be Such a place as Atlantis: Learn their logic, but notice How its subtlety betrays Their e... more »

France Charlie Hebdo Shooting Looks Like A FALSE FLAG

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 2 hours ago
The time is NOW to stop believing this propaganda bullshit about "terrorists". The France Charlie Hebdo shooting has all the hallmarks of a government FALSE FLAG: - Masked men yell Muslim phrases like "Allah Akbar" which is ridiculous, they yell it to make people think they're Muslims so everyone blames patsy Muslims. Why do you think they're masked but yell Muslim phrases? - They get away or commit "suicide". - Someone gets perfect video of masked gunmen with high-powered rifles shooting everyone in sight, but the person filming has the steadiest hand in the world, doesn't ru... more »

"Conditioned Response: Reactions to Life Events"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Conditioned Response: Reactions to Life Events"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM :Our past experiences can and do influence our emotional reactions and responses to present events. Our experiences color everything. The events of the past can have a profound effect on how we see our lives now and what we choose to believe about our world. Our past experiences can also influence our emotional reactions and responses to present events. Each of us reacts to stimulus based on what we have learned in life. There is no right or wrong to it; it is simply the result of past experience. Later...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Martinez, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Ravitch and Cody Will Host NEA and AFT Presidents at April 2015 NPE Talkathon

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
I'm glad to see that NPE has finally decided to openly put their agenda where their wallet is: with the corporate union misleadership. Last year for the Texas NPE talkathon, Weingarten as the only panel member supporting Common Core, was hissed at by attendees. This year both Randi and Lily will be attended to onstage by Saint Diane, herself. No hissing allowed.

Chet Raymo, “That Savage of Fire, That Seed...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“That Savage of Fire, That Seed...”* by Chet Raymo "Let me say this as simply as I can. The Sun, like the universe, is mostly hydrogen. An atom of hydrogen is a single proton and a single electron, bound together. The center of the Sun is so hot- half-a-million miles of overbearing matter- that the electrons and protons can't hold together (try holding hands in a surging, tumultuous crowd), so what you have is a hot soup- a plasma- of protons and electrons, flailing about independently. The electrical force between like charges is repulsive, so every time two protons approach eac... more »

Cartoonists Around The World Pay Tribute To The Attack Against Charlie Hebdo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Can't sleep tonight, thoughts with my French cartooning colleagues, their families and loved ones #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/LqIMRCHPgK — David Pope (@davpope) January 7, 2015 *Reuters:* *World’s cartoonists respond to the attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’* *WNU Editor*: Here are a few more links on cartoonists reacting to the attack against Charlie Hebdo .... *12 Cartoonists Pay Tribute to Charlie Hebdo Staff* (Time) *Update:* 6 Most ‘Shocking’ Charlie Hebdo Covers (Daily Beast)

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On Today's Terror Attack In Paris

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 7, 2015* Islamic State Video Threatened Jihad on France -- Josh Rogin, Bloomberg What is Charlie Hebdo, the provocative satirical newspaper attacked by gunmen in Paris? -- Abby Phillip and Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post Why was French Magazine Charlie Hebdo an Islamist Target? -- Sputnik Charlie Hebdo attack: Why Western satire especially riles some nations and groups -- Lisa Suhay, CSM Analysis: Al Qaeda and other jihadists repeatedly threatened French magazine -- Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal We're All Charlie Hebdo -- Bloomber... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 8th January)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
New consumer debt reaches seven-year high in UK  Britons ran up their highest level of new debt in November for nearly seven years, with the month’s borrowing on credit cards, loans and overdrafts hitting more than £1.25bn. More than £980m was taken out in loans and overdrafts during the month, sharply up from the monthly average of £728m over the previous six months. Credit card lending fell

Lee Camp on the NYPD slowdown: "I bet there are now PLENTY of police available to respond to REAL crime or REAL emergencies"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*As dimwitted, dishonest, or peer-intimidated NYC cops dishonor their ranks, Lee Camp notes about the current slowdown: "Has all hell broken loose? Has there been a crime spree across Gotham worse than anything seen in the Batman movies, with catwomen throwing people out of windows? . . . Well, no. There's been . . . um . . . peace and quiet."* *by Ken* We haven't touched base in a while with crusading comic Lee Camp, whose uproarious maximum-voltage performing style often masks what pops out at you when you read him in print: that he's one of the most lucid real-world commentator... more »

Even where delay minor a motion to extend time must show merits

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
1250264Ontario Inc. v. Pet Valu Canada Inc., 2015 ONCA 57: Here, the delay is short, an explanation has been provided for the delay, and there is no prejudice to Pet Valu. However, I am unable to find any scintilla suggesting that the appeal has merit. The affidavit filed in support of the motion to extend time is silent on the issue of the merits. The notice of appeal is so general that I am unable to construct any basis for an arguable appeal from the motion judge's factual findings. Very little would be required to show that there is some basis for an appeal in these circumstance... more »

Musical Interlude: Dire Straits, “Private Investigations”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Dire Straits, “Private Investigations” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-HCrKa1gbw

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
An End to European Complacency -- Kaj Leers, Compass/Real Clear World *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 7, 2015* In Syria's Civilian Death Toll, The Islamic State Group, Or ISIS, Is A Far Smaller Threat Than Bashar Assad -- Alessandria Masi, IBTimes Syria crisis: A new year without hope -- Lina Sinjab, BBC News Syrian war and Israeli spies mean hard times for Hezbollah -- Tom Rogan, Reuters Responding to Iran's Nuclear Gambit -- Bloomberg editorial The fantasy of an Iran-US partnership -- Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Al Jazeera Saudi Arabia's Challenges -- Michael Na... more »

Mark Twain, “On The Damned Human Race”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“On The Damned Human Race”* by Mark Twain “I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the lower animals (so-called), and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. For it obliges me to renounce my allegiance to the Darwinian theory of the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animals; since it now seems plain to me that the theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one, this new and truer one to be named the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals. In proceeding toward this unpleasant conclusion I have not guessed or ... more »

"How It Horrifyingly Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“France In Shock After Brutal Attack On Satirical Newspaper Charlie Hebdo” - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ “These Are The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons That Terrorists Thought Were Worth Killing Over” - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

BREAKING NEWS: Paris Attack Suspect Dead, Two In Custody

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*NBC News:* *Paris Attack Suspect Dead, Two in Custody, U.S. Officials Say* *One of the suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has been killed and the two others are in custody, two senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News on Wednesday.Authorities earlier had identified the three men as Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, both French and in their early 30s, and Hamyd Mourad, 18, whose nationality wasn't immediately clear. * *WNU Editor:* This is a breaking news story. We will be updating this story later tonight. *Update:* Is this possible .... accordin... more »

The Economy: "This Isn't Investing... It's Russian Roulette"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"*This Isn't Investing... It's Russian Roulette"* by Bill Bonner "A man puts a single bullet in a revolver and spins the chamber. He puts the gun to his head. He pulls the trigger. Nothing happens. He spins the chamber again. Gawkers watch. Speculators take bets on whether he will live or die. Again, the man pulls the trigger. The gun clicks. But no discharge. He spins the chamber again. Again, the speculators make their bets. They bet that he must be getting closer to the end of his game. Although the actual odds stay at 6-to-1, the speculators are now happy with 5-to-1 odds. Agai... more »

the sandwich man

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Panama Border Run Trip

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 4 hours ago
Kurt and I have applied for residency in Costa Rica. Until we are approved though, which generally takes about a year (give or take), we have to leave the country every 90 days. Our last two trips have been to Nicaragua. This time we decided to go to Panama. I think I have avoided Panama in the past because a lot of people on the expat message boards I am on talk about having more problems at this border, i.e. not being give 90 more days, etc. Also, Panama requires proof of more things at the border sometimes, like having a certain amount of cash per person and proof of travel b... more »

World News Briefs -- January 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*MIDDLE EAST* U.S. says airstrikes put *Islamic State on defensive*. U.S.-led air strikes have hit *3,222 Islamic State targets: Pentagon*. 2014 was deadliest year for *Iraqi civilians since 2008, UN report finds*. Inspectors confident chlorine gas *used in Syrian villages*. Syria overtakes Afghanistan as* largest source of global refugees*. Deadly Lebanon storm *blights Syrian refugees*. Yemen bomb blast kills dozens *near Sanaa police academy*. Dozens dead and injured after bomb explodes *at Yemen police college.* Iran, six powers to hold *nuclear talks on January 18: EU*. Ir... more »

6 Signs you May be an Übermensch

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Gary 'Z' McGee* - The Overman is the primordial prodigy, the interdependent-self, the chameleon of the human condition, the epistemological elite longing to emerge. The post 6 Signs you May be an Übermensch appeared first on Waking Times.

What Makes Someone Murder Cartoonists?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
The attack on *Charlie Hebdo* was an atrocity calculated to outrage, to intimidate, to silence critics of Islam, and to remind the West that terror attacks can strike at the heart of its capital cities. It has provoked an outpouring of anger and solidarity with the victims, and not a small amount of stupid bigotry. Yet one hopes the barbarity seen in Paris does not achieve this objective. Liberty after all has faced opponents tougher than three gun-toting fanatics who cowardly attack defenceless people and then run. But why has this happened, or rather how could it have happened? S... more »

Today, I am a leftist #JeSuisCharlie

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: image] Yes, today I am a leftist. This is no joke: Unidentified terrorists killed 12 people and injured seven in an assault on the Paris office of the French satirical magazine *Charlie Hebdo* earlier today. Gunmen armed with assault rifles shouted "'we have avenged the prophet" and "Allahu akbar," or God is greatest, as they stormed the headquarters of the magazine that has in the past published irreverent cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and the emir of the Islamic State. Just before noon, two gunmen with Kalashnikovs exited a black car and forced an employee of ... more »

What Happens to Toxic Sludge, a Byproduct of Tar Sands

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Video - *The solution for dealing with toxic sludge from tar sands mining is startling, with no consider for furture generations. The post What Happens to Toxic Sludge, a Byproduct of Tar Sands appeared first on Waking Times.

Paris Attack. France Broke. Olive branch extended to Russia, chopped?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Regarding today's attack in Paris?* *I had noticed over the past couple of weeks, give or take, Francois Hollande was making conciliatory overtures towards Russia* *January 07/2015: Francois Hollande suggests sanctions on Russia should be lifted and says Putin 'does not want to annex eastern Ukraine – he has told me that' * The French president today called for the lifting of the West's economic sanctions on Russia, saying: 'Mr Putin does not want to annex eastern Ukraine. He has told me that.' Saying the sanctions 'must stop now', Francois Hollande said he was expecting progress o... more »

Military And Intellgience News Briefs -- January 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Hunted: Police are hunting these two gunmen and a third accomplice after the highly-trained killers raided the offices of a controversial magazine this morning over cartoons it published of the Prophet Mohammed, Daily Mail *Daily Mail:* *Soldiers on the streets: Military is brought in to protect Eiffel Tower, media offices, places of worship and public transport links as France responds to terror attack * *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 7, 2015* Experts: Gunmen in Paris Attack Likely Had Military Training -- VOA Attackers at French newspaper seen as trained Islami... more »

Monopoly Game is Rigged

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Designed to fail destined for jail The rotten game of monopoly we play set up by and for Mr. Big rigged like the casino house always wins you lose you pay the price Who owns your house? The shit the corporations build in China designed to fail planned obsolescence keeps us coming back for more and more The system was designed to fail for the people Washington legalized thievery for Wall Street Mr. Big designed his jails to keep us afraid and in line he doesn't go there but he should

Today, I am a leftist #JeSuisCharlie

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: image] Yes, today I am a leftist. This is no joke: Unidentified terrorists killed 12 people and injured seven in an assault on the Paris office of the French satirical magazine *Charlie Hebdo* earlier today. Gunmen armed with assault rifles shouted "'we have avenged the prophet" and "Allahu akbar," or God is greatest, as they stormed the headquarters of the magazine that has in the past published irreverent cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and the emir of the Islamic State. Just before noon, two gunmen with Kalashnikovs exited a black car and forced an employee of ... more »

Could You Imagine A U.S. President Saying "We Have To Run People Who Love Money Too Much Out Of Politics?"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
To be one of the 50 richest Members of Congress last year, you would have had to have a net worth north of $7.47 million. Everyone knows longtime criminal and former car thief Darrell Issa is the richest Member of Congress- worth between $300 and $400 million dollars. Less well-known is that at least a third of Congress are millionaires (including half the senators). The minimum net worth of a Member of Congress is close to half a million dollars, considerably above the net worth of the people whose interests they are supposedly looking out for. Americans' median wealth is a mere ... more »

Drawing a veil

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
What a day! I was riveted by the BBC’s reporting. Why oh why did the BBC turn to Mohammed Shafiq, and allow him to all but justify, by stealth, the motivation, if not the method, of the attack by bringing in ‘anger about Israel and the Palestinians’. And the odious Tariq Ramadan - an Oxford professor, don’t you know - who spoke about the backlash and said this was “nothing to do with Islam” (because violence is unIslamic or some such utter tripe). I saw Martin Rowson who was so angry at the slaughter of his fellow cartoonists that he had the nerve to say some unequivocally co... more »

OPCW Report: Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Report reaffirms Syria chemical weapons use * *More News On Reports That Syria Used Chlorine Chemical Weapons * Investigators confident that chlorine gas was used as weapon in Syria -- The Guardian Inspectors confident chlorine gas used in Syrian villages -- AP U.S. Says There's More Proof Syria Used Chemical Arms -- Newsweek/Reuters OPCW offers evidence Syria used chlorine gas -- Al Arabiya/AFP Inspectors Confident Chlorine Gas Used In Syrian Attacks -- Radio Free Europe Syria Chemical Weapons: New OPCW Report Reiterates That Chlorine Gas Was Used On Civilians -- IBti... more »

Journalist Nearly Assassinated For Challenging Pakistan's Extremists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Title: Journalist Nearly Assassinated For Challenging Pakistan's Extremists. Source: GVH Live. Date Published: January 5, 2015. Description: * Report on the wrong thing about the wrong person or group? You could wind up dead, and in the worst way possible. That's what nearly happened to a prominent Pakistani journalist, Raza Rumi, who was nearly assassinated last year when an Islamist militant group made an attempt on his life. Rumi believes he was targeted for challenging the many different Islamist militant groups and speaking up for religious minorities in Pakistan. While ... more »

Breaking News: Usual Suspects up to Usual False Flag Terrorism

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*UPDATE: January 7,* *2015* Suspect (youngest) surrenders to police after "seeing his name on social media--proclaims his innocence". I wouldn't be surprised if he WAS innocent. At 18, he likely does not have the professional training to have pulled off this Mossad-style operation. The only way the world is going to rid itself of this open, running sore is to track down the *real* perps and bring them to *real* justice. *Justice in an open court of law is the best antibacterial agent.* Suspects in Paris Terror Attack were on police radar for years. Of course they were....pats... more »

Radical Islam Is Now Threatening Christians In The Sub-Sahara

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Radical Islam a growing threat to sub-Saharan Christians: report* *WNU Editor*: Here is an easy prediction .... this "conflict" is only going to intensify.

Are Children Medicated for Convenience, or Necessity?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - The diagnosis of mental illness in children is far from an exact science. Modern psychiatry has expanded its reach to the point that even the most normal of emotions and mental states are now labeled as one "disorder" or another. The post Are Children Medicated for Convenience, or Necessity? appeared first on Waking Times.

Caroline Wyatt's take on the attack in Paris

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Sue has written before of her "instinctive feeling...that Caroline Wyatt’s outlook is not, how shall I put it, run of the mill BBC". This article on the BBC News website reinforces that point and does great credit to Caroline Wyatt: *Paris attack highlights Europe's struggle with Islamism* *By Caroline Wyatt* Religious affairs correspondent, BBC News In the heart of Europe in 2015, the killing of cartoonists and journalists for allegedly insulting God still comes as a shock, despite the rising number of such attacks in recent years. In rational, post-Enlightenment Europe, religi... more »

Harry Hurt III : Let us now praise famous men: Remembering Mickey Leland, and opening the door to Cuba

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
My dear friend, the late Houston congressman Mickey Leland, once declared: “I am as much a citizen of the world as I am of this country.” By Harry Hurt III | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2015 “Hello, Harry. … finish reading Harry Hurt III : Let us now praise famous men: Remembering Mickey Leland, and opening the door to Cuba


David Greene at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
[image: Image] “A new survey paints a troubling portrait of the American educator: Teacher job satisfaction has hit its lowest point in a quarter of a century, and 75 percent of principals believe their jobs have become too complex. The findings are part of the MetLife *Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership*. Conducted annually since 1984, the survey polled representative sampling of 1,000 teachers and 500 principals in K-12 schools across the country. Only 39 percent of teachers described themselves as very satisfied with their jobs on the latest survey. ... more »

These guys will be famous

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
If you love Janes Addiction, Teenage and Talking Head.

Studies Show: Cannabis Kills Cancer

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *Since 1974, many studies have shown that cannabis has anti-tumor effects. The post Studies Show: Cannabis Kills Cancer appeared first on Waking Times.

Being Green Makes Economic Sense not Voodoo Economics of the worst kind.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Oil producing countries will argue that we cant afford to be green. Brave leaders promise they will never let one tree stand in front of one job. The fact is we are now realising waste may have up front profits but in the long term its a dead industry.(fishing comes to mind) Industries dependent upon water for processing are leaving California and Texas for the Great Lakes basin. Where moving is not a option Industry is planting trees and cutting pollution to make the existing water resources go farther. The cost of the Keystone Pipeline is expected to double reaching 10 Billion ... more »

Islamic State Praises Today's Attack And Massacre In Paris

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
French President Francois Hollande (C) arrives after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, January 7, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann *Reuters:* *Islamic State fighter praises attack on Paris satirical magazine* *WNU Editor:* Just hours before the attack the French magazine* tweeted a joke at the Islamic State leader*. One has to wonder .... is there a connection?

Understanding Our True Enemy... An Important List Of Facts That That Everyone Should Know!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I am one that constantly is in awe of how truly evil the true enemy of mankind is.... I have long thought by this time that most everyone would have awakened to the dangers that this "tribe" presents for our planet, especially now considering their long planned implosion of the world economies is definitely at hand... However, from what I see, and very sadly, most people still do not understand the true nature of this "tribe" and what they are all about... I came across a most important list that was sent to me via email from some other real truth seekers, and I want to share it rig... more »

The White House Was Critical Of French Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo Cartoons In The Past

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. White House *CBS *— *The White House criticized French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2012 for publishing cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad*. *WNU Editor*: If Charlie Hebdo was publishing cartoons mocking Jesus Christ would the White House respond the same way? For some reason I doubt it.


David Greene at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
"Here was this poor white kid from the streets of the Bronx teaching many poor Black and Hispanic kids from the same streets. I knew their conditions. I knew how poverty kicks you in the ass and “Down The Mean Streets” of Piri Thomas. I knew the factors that allowed some of those poor kids to succeed, but most to fail. I had seen both, but the failures all too often, some leading to murder and suicide. I still understand these factors. Those sets of experiences never leave you. So when I read our public school detractors not correcting for poverty as the most pressing issue in publi... more »

9 Free Valentine Printables

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
I can't believe it is time to start thinking about what kind of Valentines to make already. These 9 easy ideas are ones I pulled together last year with just my printer and the dollar store. They were all a hit! Find the links to each printable below. This Our Friendship Ties Us Together Valentine is perfect for your daughter's dance class. All kids love glow in the dark stars and this You are Out of This World Valentine gives them just that. This you are Stamped on my Heart Valentine can be done one of a few ways. You can either include the stamp or just use it to stamp the card... more »

We Don’t Have to Renounce the World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Wes Annac* - The painful and ultimately illusory nature of this world could cause us to want to turn away from it when we become spiritually aware... The post We Don’t Have to Renounce the World appeared first on Waking Times.

A Timeline: Where'd Paris Shooters Get Their Weapons?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
*January 8, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) Heavily armed, well-trained gunmen executed what appears to be a well-planned attack in Paris, France, killing 12, including 2 police officers. Where did these terrorists get their weapons, training, political backing, funds, and inspiration? A short timeline featuring news stories from 2011 to 2014 helps explain how France's recent national tragedy was a direct result of its own insidious, callus, terroristic foreign policy that has visited this very same carnage seen in Paris, upon the people of Libya and Syria, a thousand fold. *Image: F... more »

Jeb Bush-- Man O' The People?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
The old line Republican big money Establishment has been lining up firmly behind Jeb Bush. And when he launched his new PAC-- The Right To Rise-- yesterday, it was a play for that kind of concentrated wealth. Although Bush comes from a wealthy family, his net worth when he left the Florida's governor's mansion was only $1.3 million. People assumed he was a lot richer-- and he wanted to be. "I want to be very wealthy, and I'll be glad to tell you when I've accomplished that goal," he once bragged. Bush joined corporate boards, advised corporate clients, and-- like Hillary-- gave sp... more »

President Obama's Statement On The Attack In France Has No Mention On Why These Cartoonists Were Killed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*President Obama's Statement On The Attack In France -- White House* Following today's tragic shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, President Obama strongly condemned the attack, and offered the Administration's thoughts and prayers to both the victims of the attack and the people of France. You can read *President Obama's full statement here*: *I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people ... more »

Labour plans were 'ill-conceived and misguided' during financial crisis

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
The Telegraph reports http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/11329049/Labour-plans-were-ill-conceived-and-misguided-during-financial-crisis.html that: ' Bank of England meeting minutes reveal officials' concerns about Gordon Brown's plans to solve banking crisis The Labour government put the financial recovery at risk by rushing through new laws despite the Bank of England warning they were 'ill-conceived and misguided', newly-released documents reveal. Minutes from meetings held by the Bank's directors at the height of the financial crisis from 2007 to 2009 have been pu... more »

Chocolate Toothpaste is Better for Your Teeth Than Fluoride!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
Well.... Guess what I'm making tonight?! I have added a few of my own notes to the bottom of this recipe. I will also add here that many homemade toothpaste recipes call for glycerine- which is not necessary and can inhibit re-enameling of the teeth by blocking the teeth "pores", if you will. Love d http://livingtraditionally.com/chocolate-toothpaste-better-teeth-fluoride-make/ Chocolate Toothpaste is Better for Your Teeth Than Fluoride. Here is How to Make it! Posted on December 30, 2014 [image: Google+][image: Facebook][image: StumbleUpon][image: Digg][image: Twitter][imag... more »

Something is Happening Mr Jones

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Toyota in a very Tesla like move is giving away all its fuel cell intellectual property for free! Blow me away. Smart Phone companies are mostly intellectual property owner and renters that allow 21st century communication. What does Toyota know and when did they know it. It is more evidence that a new or radically improved energy system is going to change our world big time in 2015.

Live Updates On Today's Terrorist Attack And Massacre In Paris

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Live Updates On Today's Terrorist Attack And Massacre In Paris* Al Jazeera English: Live Stream Live: Deadly shooting at Paris HQ of French satirical magazine -- France24 Charlie Hebdo latest -- BBC Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: live -- The Telegraph Charlie Hebdo attack: 12 dead at Paris offices of satirical magazine – live updates -- The Guardian Charlie Hebdo shooting: Live updates from Paris -- The Independent 12 dead after gun attack at French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo -- Euronews Live Updates: Police Hunt Masked Gunmen -- SKY News Live Updates on Deadly Shooting at Paris News...more »

French Citizens Gather To Protest Today's Massacre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The French will not take this sitting down. Crowds forming in Paris in a demonstration of solidarity #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/6ujWYix7Ba — Mikey Kay (@MikeyKayNYC) January 7, 2015 *WNU Editor:* The French President will be addressing the nation within the hour.

Glyphosate Herbicides & Transgenic Food Partners are both Toxic & Endocrine Disrupting in humans

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
* In common terms that's Round up and Round up ready genetically modified frankenfoods!* As mentioned- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity was going to become a core topic here If you are uncertain what I am referencing? *Begin here- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity* *Download the pdf and read the linked material here-The Fraud of AGW vs the Real Threat to Humanity- Endocrine Disruptor* And then continue learning along side me :) It's good to have you on board. From 2009- So six years ago....Glyphosate-based herbicides are toxic and endocrine disruptors in human cell lines. ...more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 11 hours ago
*Study: Cap-and-trade kills jobs* Cap-and-trade programs kill manufacturing jobs, according to new research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study says that manufacturing jobs were reduced by 1.3 percent in affected areas after the EPA implemented a cap-and-trade program in 20 eastern states in the 2000s. Cap-and-trade cost over 110,000 jobs total in the affected states. Manufacturers in the top quartile of energy-users cut jobs by 3.9 percent more than low energy-users in the bottom quartile. The job cuts primarily affected young workers, while newly hire... more »

Today Is Orthodox Christmas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* Even though it is Orthodox Christmas, the war continues in Ukraine .... *Three soldiers killed as Ukraine marks Orthodox Christmas* (Reuters) *More News On Orthodox Christmas Celebrations* Putin and Poroshenko join Orthodox Christmas celebrations – in pictures -- The Guardian Orthodox celebrations in Ukraine as Christmas spirit sparks a longing for peace -- Euronews Russians mark less than merry Orthodox Christmas amid rouble fears -- The Guardian Putin Wishes Orthodox Christians a Merry Christmas -- Sputnik Putin congratulates Russians on Christmas -- ITAR-TASS Putin... more »

Dine' Walk against Fracking 'Our Journey for Existence!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Censored News On January 6, 2015, we will start from the fireplace and doorway of Diné Bikéyah, at Dził Nahodiłii (Huerfano, NM), the homeplace place of our people, which is threatened by fracking. There are over 400 proposed drill sites and within the past couple months over 100 have been started in the region. From there we will walk to communities through the Eastern Agency, and then

Some passages taken from Larchmonter's remarkable white paper: "Russia and China are sovereign nation resistance fighters against the Hegemon. The Hegemon is the unipolar Empire of the United States." "...the year 2014 became the focus of the color revolution rebirth in Ukraine.The ‘planners’ in the State Department and CIA had eight years to aim a two-prolonged destabilization that turned the failed Orange Revolution in Kiev into the Maidan. We all are very aware that this transformation was evil at its core, illegal, murderous, unconstitutional and had only one aim — to present Russia with an armed, psychologically-tuned, xenophobic Ukrainian force that would, first sweep away the Russian language, then the Russian speakers, i.e., Ukrainian citizens..." But the good news is: "China-Russia have become impossible to defeat militarily, impregnable to sanctions and economic destabilization, and have created a unique partnership. China and Russia are co-venturers into a new international architecture built on sovereign states’ responsiveness to each nation’s own people."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *The Outlook for the New Year — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ December 29, 2014 * | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter*The Outlook for the New Year *Dear Readers: The conflict that Washington has initiated between the West and Russia/China is reckless and irresponsible. Nuclear war could be the outcome. Indeed, Washington has been preparing for nuclear war since the George W. Bush regime.Washington has revised US war doctrine in order to initia... more »

The Return of Chompy

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
This is how the moribund chained consumer price index (CPI) method of cutting Social Security gets reanimated: *As one of its first orders of business upon convening Tuesday, the Republican House of Representatives approved a rule that will seriously undermine efforts to keep all of Social Security solvent.* *The rule hampers an otherwise routine reallocation of Social Security payroll tax income from the old-age program to the disability program. Such a reallocation, in either direction, has taken place 11 times since 1968, according to Kathy Ruffing of the Center on Budget an... more »

THE PROBLEM IS US: Selma comes to the New York Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015Interlude—Off-point by paragraph 2:* Only in the New York Times could such silliness appear. A debate has blown up concerning one part of the new feature film, Selma. At our emerging liberal sites, our intellectual leaders and our commenters have stumbled about, displaying the lack of intellectual capital (and moral integrity) which has defined our failing efforts over the past forty years. Did you see Chris Hayes pretend to address this topic this week? If not, continue reading. First, though, consider the letter the New York Times ran about Selma this... more »

20 fotografías de Marken, Holanda. (Pueblo de Pescadores) Maravillas de Europa. Península de Ensueño

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 11 hours ago
*Marken* es una península (antiguamente, una isla) que está unida por una carretera en aguas del IJsselmeer, en los Países Bajos, ubicada en el municipio de Waterland en la provincia *Holanda* Septentrional. El lugar antes era una isla pero quedó unido al continente mediante un dique fijo. Desde la Edad Media, Marken ha perdido cerca de un tercio de su superficie total. En el parte oriental de la isla, bajo el agua, todavía se encuentran restos de un claustro medieval que fue arrasado por el oleaje. Para más información sobre Markel, haga usted click aquí.

France Armed Terrorists that Struck Paris

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
*January 7, 2015 *(Tony Cartalucci - LD) France, as part of a NATO-led coalition, has been arming, funding, aiding, and otherwise perpetuating Al Qaeda terrorists for years, beginning, on record in Libya with the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and continuing until today with NATO's arming, harboring, and backing of Al Qaeda terrorists including the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) within and along Syria's borders. With the recent attack in Paris likely the work of the very terrorists France has been arming and backing across North Africa and the Middle East, the French ... more »

Pentagon: We Are Gaining On The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN*: *Pentagon: We're gaining on ISIS* *Washington (CNN)It's not yet "mission accomplished," but the Pentagon may be edging closer to its goal of stopping ISIS."We very much see ISIL largely in a defensive posture inside Iraq, that whatever momentum they had been enjoying has been halted, has been blunted. That has stayed steady over the last couple of weeks," said Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.Briefing reporters on Tuesday, Kirby said the change is occurring mainly in Iraq for now. * *Update*: Islamic State ‘in a defensive posture,’ Pentagon says -- Washington... more »

Photos Protest of Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Photos by Gary Dorr Photos: Protests  as South Dakota Public Utility Commission considers Keystone Pipeline permit. (Middle photo) Prayer circle at South Dakota Capitol on Jan. 6, 2015, during two days of protests. Thank you to Gary Dorr for sharing your photos with Censored News! By Censored News Photos by Gary Dorr PIERRE, SD, - A grassroots coalition of landowners, native leaders

Pentagon To Launch Probe If U.S. Air Strikes Against Islamic State Targets Resulted In Civilian Casualties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in this U.S. Navy picture taken in the Arabian Gulf October 28, 2014. Credit: Reuters/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Handout via Reuters/Files *Washington Post:* *In shift, U.S. military says it is investigating credible civilian casualty reports in Iraq and Syri*a *WNU Editor*: Aside from looking at Air-force combat footage and viewing press reports .... not having boots on the ground in Islamic State controlled areas to determine if there are civili... more »

Paris "Charlie Hebdo" attack": another Zionist false flag?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 12 hours ago
Just one month ago, France set off a stampede when its lower house voted to recognize Palestine. Now Palestine is in the International Criminal Court, poised to take down Israel for genocide. Suddenly "Islamic terror strikes France." Is Paris being punished for its pro-Palestine vote? In late 2013, Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Tribunal found Israel guilty of genocide. A few months later, Malaysian planes started falling out of the sky. In 2011, Norway's Labor Party's youth wing was poised to impose a complete blockade on Israel. Suddenly the entire leadership of the Party's youth wi... more »

Fmr. President Clinton Connected To Billionaire Engulfed in “Sex Slave” and Underage Girl Scandal

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 12 hours ago
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What is called Thought for the Day

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Before I heard today’s news I was going to write about Ed West’s piece in the Spectator. Pegida and the Left’s morality play. I mean he’s only saying what we’ve been saying for years, but perhaps more eloquently. I mean he is a professional writer so I’d bloody well hope so. (Kudos to Nick Robinson for articulating something I’ve been on about for years *“**I am not, though, required to be impartial between democracy and the alternatives.”* I say true impartiality is the prerogative of the inanimate object.) I'll paraphrase some of what Ed West says: - The MSM gives a distorte... more »

"Welcome to the Matrix: Enslaved by Technology and the Internet of Things"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Welcome to the Matrix: * *Enslaved by Technology and the Internet of Things"* By John W. Whitehead "There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me.'" - Philip K. Dick "If ever Americans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expediency and comfort delivered by way of blazingly fast Internet, cell phone signals that never drop a call, thermostats that keep us at the perfect temperature without our having to raise a finger, and entertainment that can be simultaneously streamed to o... more »

"Don't De-nut 'im" - Practical Anti-Racism with Lyndon Baines Johnson

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*"Aw, you guys - you fall all over these guys who went to Harvard, who went to Yale - they look down on me because I went to some crappy little college in Texas...* *Lemme tell you something - you gonna find that I'm a damn sight more liberal than them Liberals you bin cottonin' up to..." * *- Vice President Lyndon Johnson, * *Saigon, * *1961* "Don't De-nut 'im" - LBJ Forces the Dixiecrats to Accept the First Black Man in the Cabinet from Spike EP on Vimeo. *King*: Yes. Right. Well, Mr. President, I'll tell you the main thing I wanted to share with you. This really rose out of co... more »

Questioning the Kryptonian Cult

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
I don't feel inspired to write about anything else today, so I think I'll bash religion. (Especially since society - which is greatly infected by the religiosity virus - has asininely concluded that anti-religion atheists are "discredited" because Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris are jerks.)* A while ago, I offered the example of a cult, whose members believed that they were all from the planet Krypton and therefore, thanks to the different light of Earth's sun, they all had super powers. I present to you, the Superman Religion. I and my fellow adherents of th... more »

Massive Car Bomb Blast In Yemeni Capital Kills Dozens

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera: **Car Bomb Rips Through Crowd In Yemeni Capital -- Al Jazeera* *More News On Today's Car Bomb Attack In Yemen* Car bomb kills 35 people outside Yemen police college -- Reuters Suicide bomber kills at least 33 at Yemen police enrollment -- AP Car bomb kills more than 30 at Yemen police academy -- AFP Car Bomb Kills Dozens of Applicants at Police Academy in Yemen -- NYT Yemen car bomb kills dozens near Sanaa police academy -- BBC Dozens dead and injured after bomb explodes at Yemen police college -- The Guardian Blast Hits Yemen Police Academy, Killing Dozens -- Bloomberg Bu... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Demonstrators in Jackson Square demand more police ~New Orleans Advocate * *Poll: 2/3 of New Orleans voters back a smoke-free ordinance ~WGNO* *New Orleans Inspector General releases 2014 report highlighting investigations done by the office ~WDSU* *St. Bernard water, sewer rates going up by 70 percent ~Richard Thompson* *Texas abortion law heads back to New Orleans appeals court ~Houston Chronicle* *Antoine’s, New Orleans’ oldest restaurant, to mark 175th anniversary with menu, marketing changes ~Ian McNulty * *Battle of New Orleans Anniversary ~Louisiana Cultural Vistas*

White House Unsure If Today's Massacre In Paris Is Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Weekly Standard:* *WH Unsure Whether Murderous Rampage in France Is 'Terrorism'* *.... 'If based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, then we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too'* *WNU Editor:* It took me exactly a nano-second to figure out that today's massacre was a terrorist attack done by Islamic militants. As to White House press secretary Josh Earnest's comments .... I am just shaking my head. But this has always been the problem .... political correctness has made many in the political and media elite blind to what is happening... more »

Mind control: the Pentagon mission to program the brain

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Jon Rappoport “Since the dawn of time, the most powerful groups in every society have practiced forms of mind control on populations. They determined it was necessary. Eventually, they decided it was their most important job. Convincing the masses that a fabricated reality is Reality…that task requires formidable mind control.” (*The Underground*, Jon Rappoport) DARPA, the technical-research arm of the Pentagon, is leading the way in a mission to program the human brain. What could go wrong? In a word, everything. Here is a DARPA release (5/27/14) on the upcoming “brain-mapp... more »

Another short-circuit Cabal connection gone viraly out-of-control.

Amin Fasei at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 14 hours ago
- GrandeLander (Jan 7, 2015). This is one good reason why crooks and con-artists like Neil Keenan cannot afford to go on trial in an open court. Anything can happen. Too many loose ends (lies) can really tangle up in a big mess and have unintended consequences. Freemalaysiatoday: DAP elder statesman Lim Kit Siang asked:It is curious and must be the first case of a Home Minister of any country writing a letter to the FBI to vouch for the integrity of a person detained by the FBI allegedly for being a gambling kingpin. *Zahid: liar-liar pants on fire* *Surprisingly, UMNO sister org... more »

Musings On Iraq 2014 Year In Review

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
2014 was a traumatic year for Iraq. Open fighting started once again at the beginning of the year culminating in the fall of most of central Iraq to militants during the summer. The result was nearly 2 million people being displaced and over 60,000 casualties. There was also a bitterly disputed election that finally saw Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki deposed. His replacement Haider Abadi was left with the daunting task of not only fighting the insurgency, but also trying to repair the political damage done by his predecessor as well as addressing the structural problems within th... more »

We Are Entering An Era Of Shattered Illusions

Mars Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Brandon Smith The structure of history is held together by two essential and distinct kinds of links, two moments in time to which no one is immune: moments of epiphany, and moments of catastrophe. Sometimes, both elements intermingle at the birth of a singular epoch. Men often awaken to understanding in the midst of great crisis; and, invariably, great crises can erupt when men awaken. These are the moments when social gravity vanishes, when the kinetic glue of normalcy melts away, and we begin to see the true foundations of our world, if a foundation exists at all. Catastrophe ... more »

Horrific Attack on Free Thought in Paris

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Freedom of thought is under attack from both winners and losers. Republican, Conservatives and sadly even libertarians are passing laws every day to limit what we see, what we think and what and how we can raise our voice against their Christian based fundamentalist ideology. These are the winners that love the status quo and will do anything to preserve it. The losers are the those in the Third World largely Muslim who are reacting to cultural and cognitive dissonance with the only weapon they have, terrorism. The flow of history will defeat both sides and the World will largely ... more »

These Are The Cartoons That May Have Caused Today's Paris Magazine Massacre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
At least 11 dead in Muslim terror attack on France. Show your support by posting Charlie Hebdo cartoons. #banislam pic.twitter.com/85PozIrhHg — The Destroyer (@destroyoislamo) January 7, 2015 *IBTimes:* *Charlie Hebdo Attack: The Prophet Muhammad Cartoons That May Have Caused Paris Magazine Massacre [PHOTOS]* *WNU Editor:* If you want to see the cartoons that may have caused today's massacre .... click on the *above link*. *Update: *Here are the four cartoonists who were murdered for their cartoons .... G*unned down after terrorists asked for them by name, the four cartoonists w... more »

10 Ways to Opt Out of the System

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Joe Wright* - The more you depend on a system you despise, the more you will be hurt by it. Therefore, it's vital to find ways to opt out to protect ourselves and our loved ones. The post 10 Ways to Opt Out of the System appeared first on Waking Times.

Scores Killed By Islamic Gunmen In Paris Terrorist Attack. Gunmen Still On The Loose. -- News Roundup January 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic Gunmen Execute French Police Officer As He Pleads For His Life In Street After Terror Attack On Satirical Newspaper At Centre Of Mohammed Cartoon Storm -- Daily Mail* * Masked gunmen storm Paris headquarters with AK-47s shouting 'Allahu akbar!' and 'the Prophet has been avenged' * Stalked building asking for people's names before killing the editor and cartoonist during weekly editorial meeting * Horrific footage shows a police officer begging for his life before being shot in the head at point-blank range * Killers fled in stolen car across east... more »

More Doctors Confess to Making Cancer Diagnoses Just for Profit

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Dave Mihalovic* - Why shouldn't Doctors lie when the entire cancer industry is one gigantic fabrication from start to finish? The post More Doctors Confess to Making Cancer Diagnoses Just for Profit appeared first on Waking Times.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Because of the bitter cold there was an electrical interruption at my home early this morning. The power is now back on, and I am only reading right now about the terrorist attack in France. Full news updates and commentary will be posted within the hour.

Chris Gibson Announces His Retirement From Congress. Is Luján Lame Enough To Re-recruit Sean Eldridge?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Moderate Republican Chris Gibson-- and a glance at ProgressivePunch voting records show he is the *only* actual moderate left among House Republicans-- won't be running for reelection in 2016. In fact, yesterday he announced that he will be retiring from Congress at the end of this term. The only Republican in the House who voted more progressively than any Democrats-- in this case, reactionary Blue Dogs Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and Collin Peterson (MN)-- is looking towards a statewide run in 2018. His Upper Hudson Valley/Catskills district (NY-19) is one of the bluesy districts in the... more »

Back To Calgary

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://pixgood.com/ Stephen Harper will tout his record in the next federal election. But Tim Harper writes in the *Toronto Star* that the record is pretty shoddy: Whether it is the Harper autocracy, his environmental record, his demonizing of opponents, Supreme Court spats, omnibus bills, back-of-the-hand treatment of natives, dictatorial treatment of the premiers, ethical stumbles, treatment of veterans or an unyielding lack of collaboration, the list of grievances against a government verging on 10 years in power adds up. And ... more »

Syria: SNC “opposition” leader? Khaled Khoja & Turkey's curious suicide bombing

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Khoja The SNC- Syrian National Council, for anyone who has been deeply asleep for the past nearly four years is a* Western aka NATO/ Israeli backed creation*. *The Syrian National Council has nothing to do with Syrians or Syria.* *Western Backed Syrian Opposition elects Khoja as ‘President”* “Khoja, the founder of the Mertip Healthcare Group, has previously served as the Coalition’s representative in Turkey. A vote for the vacant post of secretary-general was postponed, as both candidates, Yahya Mektebi and Cevvad Ebu Hatab, could not secure more than 50 percent support. Sources *... more »

Moslem Soldiers Massacre European Civilians in Paris Act Of War: Spread this Far and Wide. Defend Your People.

Rufus News From Atlantis at News From Atlantis. - 15 hours ago
In what can only be described as an Act Of War, moslem soldiers have massacred ten civilians in Paris. The ten innocent ordinary people - people just like you and I - were going about their daily business in Paris, when moslem soldiers burst into their place of work (the magazine, Charlie Hebdo) and shot them to death. The soldiers have left the scene of the massacre to regroup and prepare for the next attack on the people of Europe. The French police - who are very quick to arrest people if they dare to look at moslems in anyway but a favourable one - failed to stop the enemy com... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Calgary bus driver Kendra Lindon was fired for using her SUV to pick up children rather than let them freeze* Kendra Lindon Calgary School bus driver, Kendra Lindon was fired for driving kids to school in her own Escalade after her bus broke down in frigid temperatures in Calgary, Alta. on Monday March 3, 2014. Do the right thing, and lose your job. It’s a heck of a life lesson for students at a Calgary junior high, and one that has parents writing livid letters to a local school bus company, demanding a veteran driver be reinstated. “It is going to be a very sad moment for me ... more »

Charlie Hebdo: France mustn't allow to be changed by murders

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Two hours ago, gunmen invaded the French satirical anti-religious left-wing magazine Charlie Hebdo ("Charlie Weekly") and shot at least 12 people (which includes two cops and the cartoonists named Cabu, Charb, Tignous, and Wolinski). The publication has had a long record of controversies involving Islam (and other religions). In November 2011, the magazine tried to please the Muslims. They renamed themselves as "Charia Hebdo" and named Prophet Mohammed as their new editor-in-chief. Even this gesture of peace wasn't enough. One day later, the headquarters were fire-bombed and the s... more »

Kennedy Assassination with Eye Witness James Tague

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
There are no useful reviews on this book, not least because it is self published and suffers from lack of professional editing. Yet it was assembled over decades and put together recently and is an unbiased an effort as i have stumbled across. He does get past the smoke and mirrors of the Warren Commission which set out to whitewash the story and ensure that only the planned story was told. 1 Eye witness reports were triangulated to locate the key shooter who stood behind the picket fence on the edge of the grassy knoll screened by trees. This shooter was assisted b... more »

Tesla's Roadster 3.0

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
This is the long awaited upgrade that jumps the operating range to 400 miles. That was really the bare minimum that was needed. After that milestone is reached, what follows is reduction in battery size. Obviously we will reach all this soon enough even with this type of technology. Of course followers of my blog know that we have now bench topped a motor able to put out around fifty brake horsepower so far by drawing electrostatic potential from the ambient dark matter. It currently is able to load a 300 pound household transformer in minutes which is no mean trick. That me... more »

Brain Training Doesn’t Make You Smarter?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
[image: Try exercise] These guys take all the fun out of it. Yet they are surely part right. All indications tell us that meaningful improvement entails a physical build out of neural connections and that is both progressive and quite slow. Yet there has been enough encouragement for programs to help the seriously deficient who often are simply a few cycles of neural growth short causing severe limitations. These prove successful enough to bring these victims into at least minimum levels of effectiveness. Since actual improvement must be neural, we cannot a... more »

Prisoners of 'Ingenious' 1962 Alcatraz Escape Could Have Survived

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
[image: Mug shots of three prisoners that made a rare escape from Alcatraz Island. From left to right: Clarence Anglin, John William Anglin, and Frank Lee. (Corbis)] The planning involved was substantial and we can be certain that they had someone waiting for them as well. The mere fact that all three disappeared tells us that. Even bodies would have shown up some how or the other as well. The method described here is also something that could be thought out to a high degree of confidence in 1962. Add in a pick up boat to avoid uncertainty and you have a plan that should wo... more »

Terror Attack at Charlie Hebdo in Paris kills 10 or 11 so far - BREAKING NEWS - January 7 , 2015

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets.... Eliot Higgins retweeted *alexmassie* ‏@alexmassie 23m 23 minutes ago #CharlieHebdo. That is all. [image: Embedded image permalink] *DAILY SABAH* ‏@DailySabah 51s 52 seconds ago 11 dead, including 2 police officers, and 10 wounded, #French President # Hollande calls for cabinet meeting *DAILY SABAH* At least 10 dies at Paris Charlie Hebdo attack By *DAILY SABAH* @DailySabah At least 10 people were killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper firebombed in the past after publishing cartoons... View on web *RT* ‏@RT_c... more »

Ukraine nuclear plant ( Zaporizhia ) warrants a closer examination ( December 31 , 2014 ) - More than meets the eye going on here !

Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
http://www.capital.ua/en/news/38164-premer-prigrozil-demchishinu-uvolneniem Yatseniuk threatens to dismiss energy minister for lack of control 30.12.2014 / 16:04 336 - Поделиться - - [image: Yatseniuk threatens to dismiss energy minister for lack of control] Photo: Ivan Chernichkin Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has threatened to dismiss Energy and Coal Industry Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn due to a lack of control over the ministry. "Yesterday, at a cabinet meeting, I gave the energy minister a month to take control of the industry and his minist... more »

Iraq / Syria Regional War Report ( January 7 , 2015 ) - In Iraq , ISIS seems to be losing ground based upon the combined effect of Coalition forces , the Iraq Army Forces and the Peshmerga forces in Kurdish territory , while in Syria the battlefront remains a quagmire. Regarding the Kurds , they understand the real battle may begin after ISIS leaves.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Links..... *Top ISIS Police Leader Beheaded in Syria's Deir Ezzor Province* *US Claims Report Offers 'Proof' Syria Used Chemical Arms* *Badr Leader: Iran 'Saved Baghdad' from ISIS* *In Iraq's War Against Extremists, a Quiet Sectarian Purge* Tweets..... *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 2h2 hours ago #ISIS transfers truckloads of medicines from #Mosul to #Syria http:// ow.ly/3vIii2 *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish · 17h17 hours ago #ISIS Emir captured by Peshmerga forces in Gwer, calls on Abu Bakir al-# Bagdhadi to give up killing Kurds and... http://fb.me/2QRsx8nbw *Rudaw Englis... more »

Joint custody the presumption

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 18 hours ago
Szakacs v. Clarke, 2014 ONSC 7487: [65] In the eyes of friends, family, school officials and the community in general, an access parent is viewed as inferior to a custodial parent.[8] It is never in the best interests of a child to have one of his or her parents considered as inferior to the other. Therefore, I begin with the presumption [9] that joint custody is in the best interests of the child of these parties and then I look for evidence to the contrary, such as disqualifying conduct by, or characteristics of, Mr. Clarke. Here, there is no such contrary evidence.

Thales to upgrade fire control system on Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: French Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle test fires Aster 15 missile]On behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), the Joint Armaments Cooperation Organisation (OCCAr) has awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the fire control system for the anti-air missiles deployed by the French Navy's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. The new equipment will be installed as part of the refit planned in 2018. Work will be completed when the Charles de Gaulle returns to active service. Thales will upgrade the SAAM France surface-to-air anti-missile system, which protects the ... more »

China's 'gift' of Z-10 helicopters to Pakistan raises suspicion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: WZ-10 attack helicopter]China's reported decision to present Pakistan three Z-10 attack helicopters as a "gift" this year has raised suspicions of ulterior motives, says Duowei News, a US-based Chinese political news outlet. Citing unconfirmed Russian media reports, Duowei claims that although Pakistan had shown an interest purchasing the Z-10s, which are designed by Russia's Kamov Design Bureau under contract from Beijing, China decided to give the helicopters to its "closest friend" for free. The Z-10s, designed primarily for anti-tank missions with secondary air-to-air c... more »

Complications in Rafale deal; French delegation may visit India for talks

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]The multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet contract with France has run into rough weather over a guarantee clause and steep rise in price with India making it clear that the ball is in France's court as it looks at the option of buying more Russian Sukhoi-30 MKI warplanes as a back-up plan. India is insisting that Dassault Aviation, which manufactures Rafale, cannot renege on the Request for Proposal (RFP) clauses, which it had initially agreed to. The situation has come to such a level that France has been forced to send an empowered delegation later this... more »

Mitsubishi Heavy to delay delivery of fighter prototype

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mitsubishi ATD-X]Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is unlikely to meet the March deadline for delivery of the first test version of a Japan-made stealth fighter to the Defense Ministry, government sources said Tuesday. The delay was caused by the need to verify a way to restart the aircraft engine if it shut down during flight, the sources said. As a result, they added, the maiden flight will be postponed and the development cost, currently planned at ¥39.2 billion, is likely to increase. The ministry and Mitsubishi Heavy will hold talks in the near future to set a new deliv... more »

Jan. 6: The Irving press actually gets worse....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 19 hours ago
Section A, on a quick read, seems its usual, ghastly self, though it has an important headline for a start. "Report fails province on poverty reduction". The report comes from the Common Front for Social Justice. And it condemns both the Liberals and the Conservatives. Well, of course. Both parties are owned by big business. And big business loves poverty. Letting the poor stay poor cuts down on taxes for the rich. It also provides the rich with a pool of cheap labour. That's why big business just loves free trade because that lets it get away with, among other things, making people ... more »

Does South Africa have a working synthetic aperture radar satellite?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Russia launches spy satellite for South Africa]David Maynier, the DA shadow defence and military veterans minister, will not be flavour of the month in the Defence Ministry and particularly its Defence Intelligence component. This after he asked pointed questions about the launch of a Kondor-E earth observation satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the third week of December. “Roscosmos announced the launch of a Kondor-E at 06h43 (South African time) on December 19. The launch was initially scheduled for 06h55 (South African time) on December 18 but was re... more »

US Wants Permanent Military Deployment at Spanish Base

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Morón Air Base The U.S. is requesting a change in a bilateral treaty with Spain in order to have permanent deployment of troops in that country to respond to crises in Africa. The U.S. has requested Madrid to turn a Spanish military base in Moron de la Frontera “into a permanent base for responding on crises in Africa,” according to El Pais Monday. The March 2014 agreement between Spain and the U.S., allows for 850 U.S. soldiers to be deployed at the airbase and that number can be increased up to 1,110. Read more

France to send aircraft carrier for exercises in Indian Ocean

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)]France is sending its aircraft carrier to the Indian Ocean for naval exercises, a defence ministry source said on Tuesday, adding that the ship was ready for military operations if needed. Specialised naval internet website “Mer et Marine” reported that the Charles de Gaulle carrier, the flagship of the French fleet, was heading to the Gulf, where it would join operations against Islamic State in Iraq. The carrier is usually accompanied by an attack submarine, several frigates and a refuelling ship. When asked if the aircraft carrier could be used t... more »

North Korea doubles its cyber warfare team to 6,000 troops

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Cyber Warfare]North Korea has doubled the number of personnel in its cyber warfare divisions, can deploy more armoured vehicles, rocket launchers and warships and is developing a new generation of miniature submarines designed to land saboteurs, according to South Korea's defence white paper. Seoul's assessments of Pyongyang's conventional military and "cyber army" capabilities were released on Tuesday. The report also concluded that North Korea has achieved a "significant level" of the technology needed to miniaturise nuclear warheads in order to mount them on ballistic mis... more »

Expert: China's development of military strength is moderate

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 096 Tang-class SSBN]"The US is simply having ulterior motives in playing up the fallacy that the nuclear force of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) will exceed that of America in 2020. Some in the US made this judgment based on a wrong logic that 'rapid economic growth is bound to lead to huge military expansion'." China implements a strategic concept of active defense, and China's development of military strength has always been effective and moderate, Li Jie, military expert of the PLAN, said in an interview. Read more

Taiwan: from mendicant to irritant

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
[image: DSC03798] *This weekend went out and did the Nantou-Chiayi tea roads I'd done with Nathan four months ago, that knocked me out of cycling for months afterwards. Drew's write up of our excellent time is on Taiwan in Cycles.* The good news is that, we got some relief from the steady flow of news about corruption in the city council elections (latest: city council candidate sentenced to two years, flees to China, waits out statute of limitations, then returns and is elected. Only in Taiwan.). The bad news it was just another foreign policy screw-up involving the Ma government an... more »

Putin Makes His First Move in Race to Control the Arctic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Yuri Dolgorukiy SSBN]In November, the Russian K-550 nuclear ballistic submarine Alexander Nevsky, submerged in the Barents sea between Russia and the north pole, successfully launched a missile that travelled its prescribed course to Kamchatka in Russia’s far east. The Alexander Nevsky thus joins two other Russian nuclear submarines, which have, in the course of the autumn, conducted successful ballistic missile tests. Russian nuclear submarines have long been based in Arctic waters, just as the United States keeps its fleet in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Still, the m... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Are the nearest galaxies distributed randomly? A plot of over one million of the brightest "extended sources" detected by the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) shows that they are not. The vast majority of these infrared extended sources are galaxies. Visible above is an incredible tapestry of structure that provides limits on how the universe formed and evolved. *Click image for larger size.* Many galaxies are gravitationally bound together to form clusters, which themselves are loosely bound into superclusters, which in turn are sometimes seen to align over even larger scale struc... more »

"No, No, No..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive." - Henry Miller

The Poet: Fernando Pessoa, “Tobacco Kiosk”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Tobacco Kiosk”* "I am nothing I shall always be nothing I cannot wish to be anything. Aside from that, I have within me all the dreams of the world. Windows of my room, The room of one of the world's millions nobody knows about (And if they knew about me, what would they know?) Open onto the mystery of a street continually crossed by people, To a street inaccessible to any thought, Real, impossibly real, certain, unknowingly certain, With the mystery of things beneath the stones and beings, With death making the walls damp and men's hair white, With the Destiny driving the wagon of eve...more »

Chet Raymo, “When The Morning Stars Sing Together”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“When The Morning Stars Sing Together”* by Chet Raymo "A Chinese proverb: 'A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.' Which might be an acceptable epigraph for this blog. I can't imagine anyone coming here looking for answers. Certainly, providing answers is the last thing on my mind. I would like to think you come for song. We are, I think, by and large, a community who distrusts answers, at least answers that are vehemently held. We are made uncomfortable by stridency. By dogma. By the desire to proselytize. We wear our truths lightly, gaily... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Thanks for stopping by.

Interested In a Bunch Of Missing Clash Footage?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Did you miss the BBC documentary about The Clash on New Year's Day? That's it above-- and worth an hour and fifteen minutes of your time. I remember how excited The Clash were that Julien Temple was filming them-- and I always wondered what happened to that footage. That's it-- almost 4 decades later. There are interviews and some decidedly mixed quality context bits, of course, and a somewhat interesting history of Covent Garden, but the greatest value here is the New Years Day 1977 concert The Clash did at The Roxy-- despite a seriously fucked-up sound system. These are the earl... more »

Alice Embree : METRO | Honoring the enduring courage and generosity of Rev. Bob Breihan

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Spiritual counselor and social activist Bob Breihan is celebrated on the occasion of his 90th birthday. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2015 AUSTIN — Rev. Bob Breihan sported a black top hat — with the … finish reading Alice Embree : *METRO* | Honoring the enduring courage and generosity of Rev. Bob Breihan

Psychology: “How Your Brain Reacts to Mistakes Depends on Your Mindset”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How Your Brain Reacts to Mistakes * *Depends on Your Mindset”* by MedicalXpress "Whether you think you can or think you can't - you're right," said Henry Ford. A new study, published in an issue of "Psychological Science," a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that people who think they can learn from their mistakes have a different brain reaction to mistakes than people who think intelligence is fixed. "One big difference between people who think intelligence is malleable and those who think intelligence is fixed is how they respond to mistakes," says Jaso... more »

"We Would Rather..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We would rather be ruined than changed; We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die." ~ W.H. Auden

"Balance: Life’s Scales"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Balance: Life’s Scales"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "A balanced lifestyle is simply a state of being in which one has time and energy for obligations and pleasures. Like pieces of a puzzle, the many different aspects of your being come together to form the person that you are. You work and play, rest and expend energy, commune with your body and soul, exalt in joy, and feel sorrow. Balance is the state that you achieve when all of the aspects of your life and self are in harmony. Your life force flows in a state of equilibrium because nothing feels out of sync. While balance ... more »

Is 3D Printing About To Revolutionize War And Foreign Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*AFP:* *3D printing could revolutionise war and foreign policy* *My Comment:* We are still at the beginning stage of this "revolution" .... but then again .... who would have though a few years ago that 3D printing would be capable of making most of the the critical components in a gun.

Say, Mark Zuckerberg, what be these mysterious devices you've discovered called . . . um, "books"?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*In case you're keeping count, as of when I looked this evening, "Mariel Feliciano and 123,347 others like[d] this."* *by Ken* I know, I know, you're thinking it's both obvious and childish to be the umpteenth, or umpteen thousandth, person to jump ugly on Facebook guru, and therefore media wizard, Mark Zuckerberg for writing, in a January 2 Facebook post: My challenge for 2015 is to read a new book every other week -- with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. . . . I'm excited for my reading challenge. I've found reading books ve... more »

Who Are The World’s Real Seven Great Powers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Walter Russell Mead, American Interest *-- *The Seven Great Powers* *WNU Editor*: Brazil, Iran,and Turkey may have a future seat at this table.

Banned in Germany or Become 'Putinized'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*(To get English subtitles just click on 'cc' in lower right-hand corner of the video)* Banned German satire "Die Anstalt" exposes double standards on Russia and Ukraine. The scandal episode of the German political satire program 'Die Anstalt' about the media leaders' ties to lobby organisations and their use of enemy images in the Ukrainian conflict. The major German newspaper Zeit got an injunction against ZDF to prevent this episode of 'Die Anstalt' from being aired as it questions the impartiality of the publisher of Zeit.

“Prison. It's For The Cops and Prosecutors”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Prison. It's For The Cops and Prosecutors”* by Karl Denninger “Nothing is more corrosive to a civil society than a rigged "justice" system. Nothing. I've written multiple times on the outright scam in Ferguson related to their so-called grand jury procedure, in which a knowingly false charge was given to the jurors hearing the Brown shooting evidence. Specifically, the grand jury was told that it was lawful to shoot a fleeing felon on a broad basis; this has not been true for 30 years. You might think this sort of thing was an "honest mistake", but you'd be wrong. Intentional mi... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Has The Islamic State Lost Its Momentum?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, The Atlantic* -- *ISIS Is Losing Its Greatest Weapon: Momentum* *WNU Editor:* It is still far too early to write them off.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Quora/Forbes*: How Will The 2014 Drop In Oil Prices Affect The World Economy And Geopolitics? *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 6, 2015* 5 Ways A Low Oil Price Affects The Global Political Landscape -- Shane Ferro, Business Insider Why the Saudis want the oil price to keep falling -- Neil Barnett, Center for Policy Studies The ISIS seduction -- Loretta Napoleoni, National Post Terror Expert Louise Shelley: 'Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation' -- Interview Conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler, Spiegel Online What an Iranian Funeral Tell...more »

Satire: "Day-Old Congress Most Hated Ever"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Day-Old Congress Most Hated Ever"* By Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – "In a troubling sign for the 114th Congress, a new poll released on Tuesday indicates that the day-old legislative body is the most hated in the nation’s history. According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, only eight per cent of those surveyed approved of the job Congress is doing, a scathing indictment of the legislators’ first day on the job. The 114th Congress started the day on a slightly more positive note, garnering a ten-per-cent approv... more »

The Silk Road in Late Antiquity by Peter Brown

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Wikipedia: * Peter Robert Lamont Brown (born 26 July 1935) is Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. His principal contributions to the discipline have been in the field of Late Antiquity. His work has concerned, in particular, the religious culture of the later Roman Empire and early medieval Europe, and the relation between religion and society. *Title: The Silk Road in Late Antiquity by Peter Brown. Source: Penn Museum. Date Published: May 26, 2011. Description: * Peter Brown spoke on the Silk Road in Late Antiquity:: Politics, Trade, and Culture Conta... more »

A merry March

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 each month of last year. So, today, these were NOT PC’s top few still relevant, or still pointed, posts for March last year… 1. *The end of Pax Americana has implications* …the key point is that the US, particularly the Obama Administration (although Bush wimped out over Georgia) has withdrawn from the world. Putin effectively annexed two... more »

Suicide: The ultimate act of selfishness...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*people who commit suicide (IMO) are sick.* Their egos are so wounded that they can't see the damage they leave behind. They have devolved into a complete state of narcissism where they have determined the world revolves around their pain. Many are schizophrenics - a very nasty affliction and not of their doing. However, to willfully involve others in aiding your demise is just horrible. The Blaze *reports*: A man fatally shot by San Francisco police after entering a restricted parking lot and reaching for a replica gun inside his waistband left behind a suicide note (found on hi... more »

GMO-Free Food Sales Explode Amid Public Awareness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christina Sarich* - Americans are speaking with their wallets like never before in order to voice our true collective opinion of how corporations and Big Food are working with our food. The post GMO-Free Food Sales Explode Amid Public Awareness appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- January 6, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Top Story:* Thousands flee as Kashmir fighting spreads (The Guaridan) *MIDDLE EAST* Dozens of Islamist fighters killed *as battle of Kobani rages on*. Kobani remains key battleground for ISIL *as Kurds push the militants out*. Iran, top general saved Baghdad *from falling to IS: Iraq MP*. Militant clashes in* Iraq's Anbar kill 23 troops*. Iraq says rebuilding of army *still in early stages*. Islamic State school closures *in Syria affect 670,000: U.N.*. Watchdog offers more proof Syria government *used chemical arms: U.S.*. Turkey bombing: Female suicide attacker* hits Istanbul... more »

New Wind Turbine Trees Generate Renewable Energy for Urban Settings

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Anastasia Pantsios* - The Arbre à Vent is able to exploit all types of wind, in a 360 degree radius—turbulences, vortexes, drays and other wind phenomena found in urban and rural environments... The post New Wind Turbine Trees Generate Renewable Energy for Urban Settings appeared first on Waking Times.

Teabaggers Failed To Fire Boehner As Speaker Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This morning, Boehner-- once banished from the GOP leadership for handing out bribery checks on behalf of tobacco lobbyists on the floor of the House (see video above)-- was elected to his third term as Speaker of the House. "I'll never di it again," whined Boehner, when caught. "It's a bad practice; we ought to stop this." In 1923, another 3-term Republican Speaker, Frederick Gillett (R-MA), was elected Speaker for the last time. (He left the House to run for a Senate seat, which he won.) Gillett was opposed by progressives, who rallied around Henry Cooper (R-WI) and it took 9 b... more »

The Price For Oil Continues To Decline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*More News On The Continuing Decline In Oil Prices* Brent crude oil falls to new five-year low -- BBC Retreat: Oil sinks further below $50 -- CNN Oil prices keep falling as fears of supply glut grow -- The Guardian Oil’s Fall Continues Into 2015, and Stock Markets Shudder -- NYT Oil Hits New Lows, Brent Crude Nears $50 -- WSJ How The Price Of Oil Could Fall To Just $20 A Barrel -- Mike Bird, Business Insider What’s happening to oil prices? -- Evan Horowitz, Boston Globe

Can Virtual Bodyswapping Make Us More Empathetic and Tolerant?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alex Pietrowski -* Can virtual bodyswapping help us rise above strong stereotypes and prejudiced beliefs etched into our minds? The post Can Virtual Bodyswapping Make Us More Empathetic and Tolerant? appeared first on Waking Times.

2014: Global Monetary War.

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Jim Willy yesterday published a great run down of the 2014 epic explosion of the Global Monetary War. While I may not always agree with Jim's conclusions, I can rarely cast doubt on his facts and intel as so often it exactly lines up with what I am hearing at the exact same time. The US Dollar is dead. Never to be revived as the global reserve currency. What we are witnessing right now is just a headless chicken running around the yard, smashing into anything it's path as it winds through it's final death throes. While I do not think that Gold & Silver are the final answer, it... more »

“The Final Act of This Economic Tragicomedy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Final Act of This Economic Tragicomedy”* by Bill Bonner “The Dow fell hard on the first real day of trading in 2015 – down 331 points, or 1.9%. And US crude oil fell below $50 a barrel, as pumpers kept on pumping to try to keep up with their debt service costs. We don't know if this heralds bad things for investors in the year ahead. But it reminds us that, in the struggle between Mr. Market and Ms. Janet Yellen, Mr. Market will have his way – eventually. Most likely, the "buy the dip" reflex of last year will assert itself again. US stocks will go back up. For a while. Bu... more »

Zapatistas: Words on 21st Anniversary of War against Oblivion

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
The Words of the EZLN on the 21st Anniversary of the beginning of the War Against Oblivion. Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés. Zapatista Army for National Liberation Mexico December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015 Espanol Traduzione italianoελληνικές μεταφράσειςEnglish translationTraduction en Français Compañeras and compañeros, families of the students from Ayotzinapa who were murdered and

Site C Dam, Let`s Flush $15 Billion Dollars Down The Toilet

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Written by Grant G* In late December/2014....A couple of weeks after Christy Clark told Bloomberg in New York that British Columbia didn`t need Site C dam for the proposed LNG industry, Christy Clark also told Bloomberg the price of Site C was going up by potentially $billions of dollars, we are looking at $10 to $15 billion dollars to build Site C...Possibly $15 billion dollars for a very tiny bite of electric power...Expensive power, power we don`t need for LNG...The one group that looked at Site C and BC Hydro`s power for the future projected growth model...They came to the... more »

Jan. 5: Catch-up time....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
I had promised a review of Gwynne Dyer's book, Climate Wars; and though I have certainly been critical of Israel, I think I can understand how it got that way, and whose fault it is. So this blog is on those two topics. I'll do the regular blog right after - I hope. Gwynne Dyer, Climate Wars. This is a brilliant book. And you needn't take my word for it. I mean, we haven't yet heard the official word from the Canadian Institute on Public Research and Public Policy or from AIMS or the C.D.Howe Institute or any of those other phony think tank propaganda outfits. But the chief scientis... more »

Healing Cancer With Organic Food

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Lance Schuttler* - A major revolution in the western healthcare, pharmaceutical and cancer industries is occurring and the movement is reaching the critical mass point... The post Healing Cancer With Organic Food appeared first on Waking Times.

El Paso: Protest Mexico and US Presidents and Plan Mexico

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
U.S. VISIT BY MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO SPARKS PROTESTS DEMANDING OBAMA and CONGRESS END “PLAN MEXICO” Censored News English and Dutch El Paso, TX, January 6, 2015- Today as President Barack Obama meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, major cities, including El Paso advocacy group Unión del Pueblo Fronterizo, will protest to demand an end to the deadly “Plan Mexico”

All Sides In The Ukraine Conflict Are Preparing For More War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a ceremony to hand over weapons, military equipment and aircraft to the army at a firing range outside Zhytomyr. Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters *WNU Editor: *Both sides are not only preparing for war .... but my gut is telling me that they want to resume hostilities. From the Ukraine side .... .... *Ukraine gearing up for war alongside peace talks* (IBTimes) From the rebel side .... .... *Freed Ukrainian Journalist Says Separatists 'Being Trained For An Offensive'* (Radio Free Europe) And from the Russian side .... .... *How Russians... more »

A Look At How The Ukrainian City Of Mauripol Is Preparing For War

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*Lucian Kim, Newsweek:* *Behind the Scenes With Ukraine’s Guards* *WNU Editor:* A sober assessment on what life is like in Mariupol. As to what is happening in the rebel regions .... the following two posts give a good indication .... War Reporter Explains How Ukraine Became A 'Post-Apocalyptic' Nightmare -- Pamela Engel, Business Insider Analysis: In Ukraine's Donetsk, the 'death clutch' of a forgotten war -- Don Murphy, CBC

Road Accident Kills 13 Ukrainian Soldiers

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*BBC:* *Ukraine crash: Servicemen killed in vehicle collision* *WNU Editor:* It is bad enough that the war is claiming many lives .... but a road accident?!?!?!? *More News On The Ukraine Crisis* Bus crash kills 12 Ukrainian servicemen and injures 21 on snowy road in conflict zone -- FOX News/AP At least 12 Ukrainian servicemen killed in road accident -- Reuters 13 Ukraine soldiers killed in road crash in east -- AFP Road accident kills 13 Ukrainian soldiers -- Global Post/Xinhua Death toll of Ukrainian National Guard road accident rises to 13 -- ITAR-TASS Ukraine reinforces front l... more »

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