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Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, February 1, 2015

1 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

10:37pm MST

Project Sunshine and the Failed Paradigm of Radiation Protection

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 minutes ago
*Project Sunshine* Project Sunshine demonstrates the politics of death that organized the Atomic Energy Commission project and conduct. The August 6, 1953 Rand Corporation “World Wide Effects of Atomic Weapons: Project Sunshine” Report (R-251-AEC Amended) addresses health effects of internal radionuclides, particularly Strontium90: The main concern of SUNSHINE is to examine the hazards of radioactive debris, that by one means or another, finds a way into a human being and thereby becomes a source of *internal radiation damage; *this latter hazard may be present in relatively local... more »

Councils continue to reject ‘stop-spending-so-goddamn-much plan’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 21 minutes ago
Council parasites have their hands out again. Until Sandra Lee’s 2002 “reform” of local government, which granted council’s a legal all-clear to do whatever the hell they like *unless *prohibited by law, most councils did their best to keep their spending under control. Since then, the shackles have been off. Today, Local Government head Lawrence Yule released a “discussion paper” recognising “a significant shortfall between revenue and spending by councils.” In times of yore, this was called overspending. Now, it means councils considering more ‘”funding mechanisms.” Yule argues... more »

Think green products are too expensive?

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 36 minutes ago
*This post will introduce you to the companies listed on our Special Offers Page. I received no compensation for this post ... I simply want to introduce you to companies doing their best to operate in an earth-friendly manner.* We've talked about the power of our purchases and how supporting green companies and products is one of the best ways to tell manufacturers that we want products and services which are kind to the earth. Unfortunately, earth-friendly products aren't always affordable. So I've contacted some great folks and asked them to give you a deal ... and they have gen... more »

Iconic "Holocaust" imagery and mass mind control

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 41 minutes ago
In *previous blog posts*, I've emphasized the central role that *the iconic imagery associated with the fake "Holocaust" narrative* plays in instilling and perpetuating this entirely fabricated, manufactured aspect of our collective history, which has resulted in mass mind control and manipulation. Horrific images of piles of dead bodies and emaciated prisoners, along with emotionally exploitative "Holocaust survivor" testimony, have been shown to literally billions of people since 1945 to implant *the false Jewish "Holocaust" story*. Countless Hollywood films based on the official ... more »

kilroy was here

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Kilroy was here is an American popular culture expression that became popular during World War II; it is typically seen in graffiti. Its origins are debated, but the phrase and the distinctive accompanying doodle — a bald-headed man (sometimes depicted as having a few hairs) with a prominent nose peeking over a wall with the fingers of each hand clutching the wall — became associated with GIs in the 1940s. In the United Kingdom, the graffiti is known as "Mr Chad" or just "Chad", and the Australian equivalent to the phrase is "Foo was here". "Foo was here" might date from World War... more »

(36 Mysterious Days of Edward Snowden)


Some Walker Percy Videos

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
Title: Walker Percy at Notre Dame. Source: markthomaslickona. Date Published: June 8, 2007. Description: Walker Percy receives the Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame at their 1989 Commencement. His address to the graduates is quintessential Percy--and a "primer" not only for his work but for understanding the work of the Catholic novelist.

Good game played by both teams...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 2 hours ago
*yep - I actually watched the whole thing.* Take that,* Jared! * Totally forgot how nice my big screen TV is. Patriots: 28 Seahawks: 24

TV Watch: Far from the last word, but some more words on the closing of the "Parenthood" circle

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*by Ken* The promised (threatened?) *Parenthood* post mortem is still in the works. I haven't been slacking, though. I went back and re-watched the pilot, which is spectacular, then rewatched it with the audio commentary by developer-showrunner Jason Katims and pilot director Thomas Schlamme, which I discovered I'd never done, and wound up watching all four episodes on the first DVD, before rewatching the series' final two episodes. Amongst the many things I learned there are a whole bunch that bear on what makes a show work (or not), and what can make a show really memorable. I'm... more »

Quote of the day: On falling interest rates

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
“Chewing gum is like falling interest rates. ”How's that? ”At first, it's easy and each bite gives you lots of juice. Then it becomes harder and less juicy. By the end, it's all work for no juice (and your jaw hurts).” - Keith Weiner, FACEBOOK Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Powerful People Named in Child Sex & Corruption Scandal

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
The Jeffrey Epstein/Alan Dershowitz child sex scandal has mainly fallen through the cracks of mainstream media’s attention, but the story has the potential to become the Bill Cosby scandal on steroids. America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, discusses the case with Thom Hartmann.

US Sponges, Unite!   (It's Not Recession - It's Robbery and It's Been Planned for Decades) Extreme-Super Rich Billionaires Breakdown (Or Who Has Your Money)

All hail the supremely gifted David Sipress. What a surprise. Obama's ready to cut Social Security/Medicare/Disability/Medicaid/Food Stamps (even more) . . . did I leave any social safety net programs out? Excuuuuuuse me (h/t Steve Martin) but I forgot the ever-in-the-background jobs/country-destroying TPP which will inevitably cut every program of any type of current (meaning already

Who Will Feed China?

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 5 hours ago
Lester Brown is an environmental analyst, and founder of the Worldwatch Institute, and the Earth Policy Institute. His grand plan was to observe global trends, and produce objective information. Brown’s many books and reports have provided rational advice for the world’s irrational policymakers. He has not sold his soul to corporate interests. In 1994, Brown wrote an essay, *Who Will Feed China?* It triggered an explosive response. Chinese leaders angrily denounced him. But behind the scenes, they realized that their nation was vulnerable, because they had not perceived the b... more »

Catton and the establishment - a different kind of censorship

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
The Catton controversy rolls on still, with two important issues raised now well buried now midst name calling and invective. Let me see if I can resurrect them, since the two remain relevant. The first is Catton’s point that it is *her* that won the Booker Prize, not you and me. It was *her* achievement, not something you or I did. So good on her for not inviting New Zealanders to bask in her reflected glory. But the second point is this argument about her taxpayer funding, which many anti-Cattonites feel obliges her to indulge in at least a little foreluck tugging, and more tha... more »

The U.S. has forced many sanctions against Russia for allegedly attacking Ukraine. But now the top Ukranian General reveals that the U.S. has cynically lied that Russia has attacked Ukraine and used this to justify sanctions, the purpose of which is regime change in Russia to prevent an alternative Sino-Russian financial system and alternative capitalist bloc. The U.S. will continue its lies and its sanctions.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 6 hours ago
------------------------------ Ukrainian Government: “No Russian Troops Are Fighting Against Us”. Sanctions against Russia based on Falsehoods By Eric Zuesse Region: Russia and FSU Global Research, January 31, 2015 In-depth Report: UKRAINE REPORT *Ukraine’s top general is contradicting allegations by the Obama Administration and by his own Ukrainian Government, by saying that no Russian troops are fighting against the Ukrainian Government’s forces in the form... more »

For Super Sunday, one last game note and one last alternative-programming suggestion

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*Have you been watching The Great British Baking Show on PBS? Today Episode 5, "Pies and Tarts," airs (or aired) in most locations.* *by Ken* *Okay, Bob, makes sense*This afternoon about I happened, totally inadvertently, to land on NBC's pregame coverage. It was still about four hours before game time, so that would put it at about our 13 of the pregame festivities. And I paused to listen to *Bob Costas* talk about the possibility that in this day and age it is still possible under the rules for a Super Bowl that goes into overtime to end with the team that wins the extra-period ... more »

Israel’s Islamists, Al Nusra Front, claim responsibility for Damascus bus bombing

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Israel- Loves Islamists and is a state sponsor of Terrorism- Historically speaking Israel & Terror go way back- but, most readers here should be aware of that. Brief digression,older, but makes my point, brought to us by John Pilger: *"At least three Israeli Prime Ministers have been involved in campaigns of terror. * *Menachem Begin was the commander of the terrorist group that blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946, killing 96 people. He was Israeli Prime Minister in the '70s and '80s. He once described a massacre as "a splendid act of conquest". * *Yitzak Shamir was P... more »

Whatever happened to peak oil?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Now that the Ginger Whinger is retiring, can we please permanently put to bed some of his failed and more fanciful memes? Like peak oil? [Hat tip Powerline] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

“Just For Today"; "Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Just For Today"* “Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires, I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it. Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will... more »

Panamza- Investigative Journalist in France digs the dirt on the Hebdo perps

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
H/T Gallier gallier2February 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM Hi Penny, Panamza, the only investigative journalist left in France (he's not mainstream that's for sure) checking things in the Charlie Hebdo affair has dug interesting stuff on the owners of the bakery in front of which the "terrists" left their car. http://www.panamza.com/310115-charlie-israel-patistory This bakery is one of the only 7 official supplier for the representation of the IDF in France. The owners are known for their zionism (there's a link to The Christian Science Monitor in the article). I will only translate one sente... more »

Turns out Caprice Young has been working for Gülen's charter network all along

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
*"What's important here isn't which kind of religious group runs these schools, but that public funds are being used to support schools having overarching political and religious agendas like the Gülenist do. This is no different than the right-wing Milton Friedman inspired capitalism indoctrination American Indian Public Charter Schools and Green Dot Public Schools push on their hapless pupils. The former actually requires their charter school students to make daily pledges to our abject political economy. Nor is it any different than the charter school chain that teaches its stu... more »

Winter 2015 Los Angeles education politics roundup

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
*Rather than an oppressive and manipulative engine for capitalist accumulation, schools should function as centers of creativity and imagination where an ethos of democratic life is grounded upon cultural inclusiveness, social justice and economic democracy.—Professor Antonia Darder* [image: Tamar Galatzan and John Deasy discussing Eli Broad's latest plans to profit from the privatization of of public education title=] A few items discussing school board and other races happening in Los Angeles… United Way Greater Los Angeles is the best public relations firm that Eli Broad has ... more »


Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 7 hours ago
I can't see the difference.  Can you see the difference? Wanker. Also, it might be fun to match 24/7 Harper videos with their North Korean equivalents.

The Guinea Pig Model of Atherosclerosis

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 8 hours ago
This is the kind of research that doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Animal models are vital ways of testing theories that it would be unethical to test on humans, and when theories or novel chemicals are tested on unsuspecting humans, we refer to those humans as "guinea pigs". Not mice, rabbits, rats or any other rodent, but cavia porcellus. The guinea pig was used by Lavosier to demonstrate, by melting snow around his calorimeter, that respiratory gas exchange is a combustion, and by Pasteur, Roux, and Koch in their germ experiments, but fell into neglect at the end of ... more »

First round for ranging .... Battery! .... SHOOT!!!

Dave at The Galloping Beaver - 8 hours ago
Ohhh ... look at this ... On target. Repeat!!

It All Goes Back in the Box

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Video - * Just like a game of monopoly, everything you have gained – it all goes back in the box. How far do you have to walk down that road before you see where it leads? The post It All Goes Back in the Box appeared first on Waking Times.

What Would You Pay An NFL Cheerleader?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* The above video is a look at the economics of cheer-leading in the NFL. In my humbled opinion .... the cheerleaders are getting screwed. I am now off to a friends home to watch the Superbowl. And while my favorite sports are golf and hockey .... these are my American/Canadian friends .... so I better be polite and social. Blogging will return later tonight .... if I am still sober. *Update:* Congratulations to the New England patriots winning the Superbowl 28-24.

Musical Interlude: Hans Zimmer, “Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Hans Zimmer, “Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAGGZNfUkU "Someone once told me that time is a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, that reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we live it. After all, Number One, we're only mortal." - "Jean-Luc Picard"

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart. Known as the "Mice" because they have such long tails, each spiral galaxy has likely already passed through the other. The long tails are created by the relative difference between gravitational pulls on the near and far parts of each galaxy. Because the distances are so large, the cosmic interaction takes place in slow motion- over hundreds of millions of years. *Click image for larger size.* NGC 4676 lies about 300 million light-years away toward the constellation of Bernice's Hair (Coma Berenices) and are likely members of t... more »

Chet Raymo, “Reaching For The Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Reaching For The Stars”* by Chet Raymo “Here is a spectacular detail of the Eagle Nebula, a gassy star-forming region of the Milky Way Galaxy, about 7,000 light-years away (click to enlarge). This particular spire of gas and dust was recently featured on APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). The Eagle lies in the equatorial constellation Serpens. If you went out tonight and looked at this part of the sky - more or less midway between Arcturus and Antares - you might see nothing at all. The brightest star in Serpens is of the third magnitude, perhaps invisible in an urban environme... more »

Death of British Columbia`s LNG Fantasy Meets Whiskey River

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 8 hours ago
*Written by **Grant G * A much repeated refrain here at The Straight Goods.....When will the BC media remember what journalism is, what ethics are, how could so many scandals committed by the BC Liberal party be ignored by the press, in British Columbia the internet blogger is about the only major source of in-depth coverage on any issue the public can rely on.. Michael Smyth grazes on windblown grasses, a nibble here a nibble there never alert enough to see the big grassy field, one loose straw at a time.. Keith Baldrey has turned into an ATM talking machine, he cant write but ... more »

The Secret: "I Promise Myself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Economic Theory Summer Camp

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 8 hours ago
Grad students with an interest in economic theory should click here.

Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet: Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Freedom”* "And an orator said, “Speak to us of Freedom.” And he (the prophet) answered: At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom, Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them. Aye, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff. And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal... more »

It Looks Like The British Army is Adopting The Star Wars Stormtroopers Battle Helmet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Stormtroopers: The new state-of-the-art helmet will give British soldiers greater protection on the battlefield, and will be made available to troops from this September. *Daily Mail: **British soldiers to be equipped with state-of-the-art battle helmets that give them a Stormtrooper look* *WNU Editor*: This looks like a dirt bike helmet .... but with better electronics.

"Let Me Tell You Something..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you... more »

"And For The Rest..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"It is always what I have already said: always the wish that you may find patience enough in yourself to endure, and simplicity enough to believe; that you may acquire more and more confidence in that which is difficult, and in your solitude among others. And for the rest, let life happen to you. Believe me: life is right, in any case." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Free Download: George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Animal Farm" by George Orwell Biographical note: "George Orwell, 1903-1950, was the pen name used by British author and journalist Eric Arthur Blair. During most of his professional life time Orwell was best known for his journalism, both in the British press and in books such as "Homage to Catalonia," describing his activities during the Spanish Civil War, and "Down and Out in Paris and London," describing a period of poverty in these cities. Orwell is best remembered today for two of his novels, "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Description: Power corrupts, but absolute... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“While there is life there is hope- and while there is hope there is life.” - E. E. Holmes

harper's derangement

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 9 hours ago
Yesterday I struggled to try and process the extent of harper's insane delusion and his insane hypocrisy. He both believes in, and cynically exploits the ridiculous idea that "they hate us for our freedoms." Canadians, he said, "are targeted by these terrorists for no other reason than that we are Canadians. They want to harm us because they hate our society and the values it represents." Really stephen? "For no other reason than that we are Canadians"? You stupid, stupid man. You imbecile. Your wholehearted cheering for Israel's stealing from the Palestinians and murdering the... more »

"Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can"* By Jerry Stone "I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that. These instructions came to us via The Chive and we think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use? For this project you are going to need scissors, a utility knife, some adhesive putty and an empty beer can. More ... more »

Japan and Germany are Occupied Countries

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
This photo of Qinling Underground Palace's Exhibition Hall is courtesy of TripAdvisor *Two slaves hard at work* Let's make one thing (actually two things) perfectly clear. * Japan and Germany are both occupied by the United States*. You would be amazed how many times during forum debates over the years I've had to argue this point with other posters. The United States has worked very hard to keep this fact of life a secret from Americans. Only when I google and post the links from Wikipedia, showing just how many US military bases are in Japan and Germany, do they reluctantly conce... more »

TNTP and Indiana SBOE’s Crony Corporate Teacher Evaluation Agenda

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
by Doug Martin Funded by Bill Gates and started by corporate school darling Michelle Rhee, The New Teachers Project has a big role in my book *Hoosier School Heist*. And this corporate consulting/temporary teacher group is at it again, this time with help from the Indiana State Board of Education. On Wednesday, February 4, the state board will meetto determine whether or not it will take TNTP’s recommendations from the group's report done over the last two months on Indiana teacher evaluations for the state board, and there’s a very good chance it will, since TNTP has been a par... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday, and again time for my weekly rant... Today of course is "Super Bowl Sunday" in the formerly great United States of America, and this is the day that most Americans and others around the world celebrate the great American modern gladiator sport of Football with its championship game in Phoenix, Arizona....I have been watching a bit of the hype here in Canada over the Jew spew media outlets periodically, and to me it is disgusting to see that when most Americans should be waking the hell up to how their government is leading them down the road to ruinatio... more »

"You can't have a populist revolution without people" (Dana Milbank)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*"You’re looking at the undermining of American democracy, okay?" said Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to a group of writers and editors at the* Washington Post. *by Ken* "Bernie Sanders is in his natural state -- of agitation." And at 9am. The scene described by Dana Milbank in a swell column yesterday, "Bernie Sanders is right to be outraged," is a conference room at the *Washington Post*, where the Vermont senator is "raising his voice, thumping his index finger on the table and gesturing so wildly that his hand comes within inches of political reporter Karen Tumulty’s face." As y... more »

After The Collapse Of Yesterday's Peace Talks, Ukraine Is Now Being Split Apart By War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Pro-Russian separatists ride on a tank in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, February 1, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *Reuters:* *Death toll mounts in Ukraine fighting after peace talks fail* *WNU Editor:* Just finished wishing my aunt (who lives in the Ukraine city of Kharkiv) Happy Birthday. She turned 75 today, and it was good to hear my mom and my aunt talk about everything .... everything but the civil war that is raging only a two to three hour drive away. I know that my aunt and her husband are now afraid to even make a hint on what they feel about the conflict or what is hap... more »

Defending Gangjeong Village

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Ten members of the Pacific Northwest peace delegation meet with Yang Yoon-Mo during their recent ten days on Jeju Island, South Korea. (Delegation member Rodney Herold made the video). Yang Yoon-Mo was an acclaimed film studies professor in South Korea who quit his work and came back to Jeju to join the resistance. He's been jailed several times - once spending about 18 months in jail for blocking Navy base construction vehicles. During two of his jail sentences he fasted for long periods of time coming close to death. He was again arrested on Saturday in the recent struggle to... more »

Rapid City Journal Victimizing Victims with Bordertown Racism

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Rapid City Journal's bordertown racism exposed after Lakota students attacked at hockey game By Brenda Norrell Censored News Feb. 1, 2015 The Rapid City Journal has victimized Lakota students after these students were assaulted at a hockey game in Rapid City, South Dakota. The students and staff from American Horse School on Pine Ridge had beer thrown on them, and were verbally assaulted with

URGENT: Terrorism Strikes Thailand

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
Ousted regime that vowed violent reprisals, finally follows through. *February 2, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Two powerful bombs exploded in downtown Bangkok Sunday night, just days after ousted prime minster Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached from office amid threats from her political party that violence would follow. Indeed just days ago the Nation would report in an article titled, "Strong reaction to impeachment," that: *Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's impeachment yesterday was hailed by her opponents as the dawn of a new era, but characterised by her supporters... more »

Will Greece Pay-Off Its Debts?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Greece starts drive to sell new debt deal to doubting Europe* *WNU Editor:* Greece's finance minister is now in Paris hoping to gain French support for *their program of debt reduction* .... but I suspect that they will be receiving the same treatment as they did in Germany .... *Greek leaders divorced from reality, says Berlin after Tsipras asks for debts to be written off* (Daily Mail). My prediction .... the private capital markets are not going to lend money to Athens and the only ones who will are the lenders that the new Greek government has vowed to not negotiate... more »

Yeah, Baby!

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
I've waited 11 years for this, for the Pats to win another Super Bowl. And it would be the balls to do so by toppling the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. So, Mrs. JP and I are making Chex Mix and later on a crock pot full of chili and we'll be at a friend's house watching the game wearing our brand new his and her AFC Championship tee shirts. Whatever your feelings about the Patriots, you have to give them credit for their midseason comeback and rattling off seven wins in a row after starting out 2-2. So this will be it for today, folks.


laura k at wmtc - 12 hours ago
It's been a very long time since I've posted a pupdate. The short version: Tala is doing great! You may recall that some years back, shortly after we adopted Diego, our Tala was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome. Thus began a long, slow process of rest, rehabilitation, and experiments with medication. Our little girl's wild days of being on the move every waking hour were over. But we were determined to do everything we could to transition her into a more calm, but still active, life. We have been so fortunate that our efforts have paid off. Tala can be off-leash at the dog park... more »

There Are Now 20,000 Foreign Fighters Fighting For The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Chechen Omar al-Shishani (centre) led Jaysh al-Muhajirin before it split, and is now part of the al-Qaeda-affiliated ISIS. BBC *ICSR:* *Foreign fighter total in Syria/Iraq now exceeds 20,000; surpasses Afghanistan conflict in the 1980s* *Previous Post*: These Are The Countries Where Foreign Jihadists Are Coming From To Join The Islamic State *WNU Editor*: A fifth of these Jihadists (4,000) are from Europe .... these are numbers that Osama Bin Laden could only dream about when he was running Al Qaeda.

Why, YY?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Rabbi Y Y Rubinstein lives in the US, but he used to be a regular on the BBC. Rabbi Y Y Rubinstein He has written an article about the BBC’s attitude to the Jews and Israel - past and present, and I thought it would be worth reproducing it here. It’s quite lengthy so I’ll be using the fold again, which has become a habit of late. Reproducing, like reTweeting, is not necessarily an endorsement. Some of his views I don’t necessarily share. ******** DOES THE BBC HAVE A JEWISH PROBLEM? The question of whether the BBC suffers from institutional anti-semitism is not a new one. Hi... more »

Is it Super Bowl or Stupor Bowl? and Baby Back Ribs...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*don't ask Jared Taylor, because he'll tell you.* Yesterday on American Thinker, Jared posted a screed on why he hates the Super Bowl. *(I'm posting a link to be kind to my readers. I suggest, rather than read his article, you spend important time preparing all manner of decadent food for your Super Bowl party.) * He obviously thought that we gave a darn. Thing is, it appears we* do* give more than a rats rear patootie since he now has 527 comments. Jared actually said that "sports are a great way to fill an empty mind", and that was one of the nicer things he said. His ending sa... more »

Why Does The Islamic State Get All The Headlines When Boko Haram Is Just As Vicious?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Charlotte Lytton, Washington Post:* *Boko Haram is just as vicious. Why does the Islamic State get all the headlines?* *WNU Editor*: The rise of Boko Haram has been extensively covered in Africa (of course), but Russian and Chinese media have also extensively covered it .... especially since last year. Why the West is focused elsewhere is open to debate, but with many parts of the world now engulfed by conflict .... I guess for Western news networks and agencies .... it is just a questions of budgets, resources, and a limit on time.

Boko Haram Have Launched A New Attack On The Nigerian City Of Maiduguri

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Boko Haram Launches New Assault on Key Nigerian City of Maiduguri* *WNU Editor: *Maiduguri is the birthplace for Boko Haram, and their goal is to make this city the capital of a breakaway Islamist state .... so this attack should not be a surprise to anyone. But the Nigerian response to Boko Haram has clearly been a failure, and arresting their Generals and senior officers appears to be the *only policy that they are pursuing*. *More News On Boko Haram Launching A New Attack On The Nigerian City Of Maiduguri* Boko Haram continues assault on Nigerian city o... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

History of Economics Summer Camp

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
Grad students with an interest in the history of economic thought should click here.

Roswell Slides: An Update

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 13 hours ago
*(Blogger's Note: *I pass on the following information because of the nature of the informaiton and the high level of interest in the Roswell slides. This information is of interest to those who visit this blog... I have not been able to vet the information contained here and do not know the name of the Kodak consultant nor do I know the names of any of the scientists.) *THE PUBLIC REVEAL OF THE ROSWELL ALIEN SLIDES* BY ANTHONY BRAGALIA What some say represents stunning visual evidence of a humanoid creature that was found crashed near Roswell, NM in 1947 will soon to be release... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Sunday: Treme Sidewalk Steppers second line parade ~Big Red Cotton, Gambit * *Photos: Check out the sights from Krewe de Vieux in New Orleans*

Super Bowl of $$$$$ and Militarism

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
F-16 fighter jets, a Blackhawk helicopter, thousands of police officers and hundreds of federal agents will be on patrol at the Super Bowl on Sunday, on the lookout for what the Department of Homeland Security fears could be ‘lone wolf attackers.’ Though no specific threats have been made against the event that generates hundreds of millions in revenues for the National Football League, the massive operation is being organized at the expense of taxpayers. RT’s Manila Chan takes a look.

“How To Start A Nuclear War”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“How To Start A Nuclear War”* By Eric Margolis “The United States has just made an exceptionally dangerous, even reckless decision over Ukraine. Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader who ended the Cold War, warns it may lead to a nuclear confrontation with Russia. Rule number one of geopolitics: nuclear-armed powers must never, ever fight. Yet Washington just announced that by spring, it will deploy unspecified numbers of military “trainers” to Ukraine to help build Kiev’s ramshackle national guard. Also being sent are significant numbers of US special heavy, mine resistant armor... more »

Don't you get put on some sort of list if you're suspected of being "a card-carrying Democrat"?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*Just remember, DNC: Yesterday was my "last chance to become a card-carrying Democrat." Thank goodness!* *by Ken* Yesterday was a big day. It was my last chance to become a card-carrying Democrat. Presumably as of midnight I'm in the clear! Even if that was Pacific Time, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was, I'm still good. Free! Free at last! And I tell you, there were times there when I never thought I would live to see the day! I assume that your e-mailbox too has been stuffed with these thrilling offers to acquire a DNC membership card, coming from anyone and everyo... more »

Is The Islamic State Losing The War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Members of the Islamic State group have admitted for the first time that they were defeated in the Syrian town of Kobane *Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider, CNN*: *Is U.S. coalition winning war vs. ISIS?* *WNU Editor:* According to Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider the campaign against the Islamic State has succeeded but only to a modest degree, and that *"the introduction of American forward air controllers to call in precise U.S. airstrikes and of U.S. Special Forces embedded with Iraqi units on the front lines will ultimately be necessary if the goal of American policy is to defe... more »

Islamic State Militants Admit For The First Time That They Have Lost Kobane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The failure to capture Kobane was a major blow to the extremists, whose hopes for an easy victory turned into a costly siege under airstrikes by coalition forces and an assault by Kurdish militiamen *Radio Free Europe:* *U.S. General Says Kobani Taken From IS Militants* *More News On Islamic State Militants Admitting For The First Time That They Have Lost Kobane* U.S. general says Syrian town of Kobani taken from Islamic State -- Reuters Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Kobani -- AP Islamic State Fighters Admit Kobani Defeat -- VOA Islamic State fighters finally admit they WER... more »

“But It's Just ADVERTISING, They Say...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“But It's Just ADVERTISING, They Say...”* by Karl Denninger “I've tried to warn people. They don't listen. They claim that it's paranoia- that it's just advertising and that nothing nefarious is being done with the spying device they carry around in their pocket with many, if not dozens, of applications running stubs in the background all the time, whether they're using them or not. Wrong.* British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, including location, app preferences, and unique device identifiers, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software fr... more »

"5 Crazy Right-Wing Moments This Week: O'Reilly Drops Truth Bomb on Palin and Trump"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"5 Crazy Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *O'Reilly Drops Truth Bomb on Palin and Trump"* Wingnut conservatives are turning on one another and eating their young! By Janet Allon *"1.* *In her first official act as "serious" 2016 presidential contender Sarah Palin declares war (on Bill O'Reilly). *Bill O'Reilly is not conservative enough for Sarah Palin. This is tragic. Then again, who is? It's extremely lonely being Sarah Palin, lonely at the outer lunatic fringe of the right-wing universe. There are the voices stringing together those non sequiturs in her head, of course, but where ... more »

Zionism in South-East Asia and Air Asia QZ8501. “Now everyone can die.”

Papani at DeadBanksterSociety - 15 hours ago
*All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,* *rewritten, or redistributed without my permission. However, linking directly to the blog page is permitted and encouraged by me.* *Zionism in South-East Asia and Air Asia QZ8501* *“Now everyone can fly die.”* Three plane crashes in a period of six months would bankrupt any airline. That is one reason, and a huge one, that airlines are very stringent on aircraft maintenance and safety. There is only the conclusion that some dark power is instigating all these “accidents” in order to cause chaos and to ... more »

In praise of Andrew Neil

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
In the old days at *Biased BBC* we used to laugh whenever anyone from the Left would counter our daily charges of left-wing BBC bias by citing three names - Jeremy Clarkson, Andrew Neil and Nick Robinson. It seemed to be their main argument. They've got rather more sophisticated these days (with mentions of Craig Oliver, for example, and Cardiff University reports) but their 'counter-evidence' (on blogs, newspaper comments fields and Twitter) *stil*l often boils down to repeating "Jeremy Clarkson, Andrew Neil and Nick Robinson". They think it's their trump card. I was thinking a... more »

Who is Stefano Pessina?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
Shiver me timbers, a billionaire businessman provides the party for billionaires some much-needed succour by attacking Ed Miliband and Labour as a 'catastrophe for Britain'. Stefano Pessina, the chief executive of Boots says a Labour government would “not helpful for business, not helpful for the country and in the end it probably won’t be helpful for them”. Why's that Stefano? "...." Silence. Nothing. The comment is undeveloped. If the *Telegraph* were reporting something off the cuff, or a line from a press release, that's just about excusable. This however was a full interview. ... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

US-backed Mobs Back in Hong Kong's Streets

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
*February 1, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The bad taste left in the majority of Hong Kong residents' mouths from America's last attempt at subversion in the Chinese special administrative region, has barely begun to fade as the US State Department and its mobs of "umbrella revolutionaries" take back to the streets in a verbatim reprisal of "Occupy Central" which ended in humiliation and defeat just months ago. Led by the exact same exposed, corrupt opposition leaders, the clearly diminished movement was unable to "occupy" any part of downtown Hong Kong. The number of protesters w... more »

Transpicuous News Special Report: Global Currency pegs and the "RV"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
On Friday night I did a Transpicuous News live stream special financial report on CCN, to discuss Currencies in general, and the recent news out of Iraq and the World Bank on the Iraqi Dinar- or "RV". I put out a pre-homework article Friday afternoon here which contains the PDF of the World Bank Statement that was released on Thursday, that I discussed during the show, and the clips from last weeks TN shows that discussed the "pegs" used in the global currency realms- you can review the information HERE: http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2015/01/transpicuous-news-special-finan... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*School choice week is freedom week* By Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana. This week marks one of the most important weeks of the year — for reasons that have nothing to do with Sunday’s Super Bowl. For this week is National School Choice Week, in which parents, teachers, policymakers and legislators from both sides of the aisle rally to support the right of parents to choose the best education for their child. I couldn’t agree more with the important principles that National School Choice Week represents — namely, equal opportunity in education for millions of Americans. On t... more »

"A digression"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
This morning's *Sunday *featured a discussion on the relationship between religion and freedom of expression. The three guests, speaking to reporter Trevor Barnes, were Rowan Williams (Christian), Ed Kessler of the Woolf Institute (Jewish) and Atif Imtiaz from the Cambridge Muslim College (Muslim). All three of them are liberal voices within their respective faiths (and, thus, well suited to Radio 4's *Sunday *programme). Their discussion, therefore, followed a well-meaning, interfaith path, with Dr Williams and Dr Kessler and Dr Imtiaz agreeing that "freedom to offend is not a ri... more »

Harper History, Part 2 – In Opposition

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
*June 2004 – Jan 2006 * This is the second of a series of monthly articles examining the actions of Stephen Harper and his Party colleagues both before and after his rise to power with particular emphasis upon words and actions that effect our democracy. This period is most notable for Harpers support for the concept of cooperation / coalition between opposition parties a concept which he was later to call undemocratic, the 'in and out scheme' re election funding and the Cadman affair of attempted bribery. It was but a small glimpse of things to come. The Liberals were re-elected ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Leftist fantasies don't change much* Psychohistorian Richard Koenigsberg says: "The question is: what did anti-Semitism mean to people like Hitler, Himmler and Goebbels? Why did the idea of “the Jew” arouse such a passionate, hysterical response? Why did Nazi leaders—and many other Germans—feel it was necessary to destroy or eliminate the Jews, conceiving of the Final Solution as a moral imperative? Hitler said, “We may be inhumane, but if we rescue Germany, we have performed the greatest deed in the world.” Hitler’s ideology grew out of a rescue fantasy. He wanted to “save th... more »

Do audience sympathise with politicians when they are heavily interrupted?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Paul Donovan has a piece in the *Sunday Times *about the things that annoy *Today* listeners - things like "incorrect time checks; interrupting interviewees; crashing the pips; music; mumbling; talking too fast; endless plugs for other BBC programmes; and the atrocious quality of dodgy Skype lines." He's a funny anecdote about former presenter Jack de Manio being given the studio clock “which he has so persistently misread over the last 13 years” as his retirement present by the then Radio 4 controller Tony Whitby. As a retired student of interruptions on *Today* I was especially... more »

My BMW won't work at night

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
A funny South African sketch...

Country Over Party

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Gerry Caplan writes that the Liberals and the New Democrats are going to have to do what is unthinkable -- work together. It's possible that either party might win a majority. But, if that doesn't happen: Some kind of long-term rapprochement between the NDP and Liberals must be pursued. Don’t think, after a lifetime of deep attachment to the NDP, it doesn’t kill me to write these words. But anything else is a recipe for continued Conservative rule, a fate that Canadian progressives must not inflict on our country in the name of party loyalty. If we take seriously the assertion th... more »

TKMS offers Type 209 and Type 210 submarines to Royal Thai Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Type 210mod SSK]Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has made a double submarine offer to Thailand featuring the company's Type 209/1400mod and Type 210mod platforms, IHS Jane's understands. The company highlighted the capabilities of the two submarines in meetings in Bangkok recently as part of the Royal Thai Navy's (RTN's) continuing review of submarine platforms, said sources. This evaluation programme - which has also featured Russia's Kilo-class Project 636 submarine and China's Yuan-class (Type 041) platform - is in support of the RTN's plan to procure up to th... more »

10 Benefits of Meditation

WTStaff at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Meme - *The benefits of meditation are many, resulting in better lives and sharper minds. The post 10 Benefits of Meditation appeared first on Waking Times.

Wet wipe

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Heavy sarcasm can be a debilitating affliction. The heavy sneer throws into question the meaning of what is being said. It turns a mundane observation on its head and makes the benign sound sinister. Someone once did a sketch where they forgot how to switch sarcasm off; they could never ever say anything nice. ‘Yeah right’ means ‘No, not at all.’ We know that. Psychology Today says ‘sarcasm is actually hostility disguised as humor.’ With Charlie Brooker it’s *un*disguised hostility attempting to be humour. Sometimes it is funny and sometimes it ain’t . The puns *were *funny. When... more »

Visit My Mosque Day

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The BBC News Channel is making a lot of Visit My Mosque Day - an initiative promoted by the self-proclaimed Muslim Council of Britain to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism". The news summary on *The Andrew Marr Show* also found time for it, and it's among the headlines on the BBC News website too. It's not a story that either Sky or ITV News are running with though. Or, doing a search on Google News, any of Britain's national newspapers other than the *Guardian*. So it's mainly the BBC, it seems, promoting this MCB initiative. What does it involve? We... more »

Missile man signs off on high

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Dr. Avinash Chander]The head of the defence research establishment, Avinash Chander, who was told to demit office earlier this month, today signed off after a test-launch of his pet Agni-V missile that was reported to be successful. Chander, who was in Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast when the missile was launched shortly after eight this morning, said the weapon was now in "deliverable configuration". This was the third test-firing of the missile that has a range of about 5000km and can deliver a nuclear warhead weighing 1.1 tonnes. The range of the missile means that i... more »

MiG-21 Fighter Jet Crashes in Gujarat's Jamnagar, Pilot Safe

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: MiG-21 Fishbed]A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force today crashed near Bed village in Gujarat's Jamnagar disrtict. The pilot was able to eject safely before the crash. The jet was on a routine exercise mission. "The pilot safely ejected and landed in tide-pool created by the sea water near the spot," said Suerintendent of Police Neeraj Badgujar. The pilot who has sustained minor injuries was rescued by an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper immediately after the crash. Read more

Northrop Ad To Run During Super Bowl: Hints At Next-Gen Bomber

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
It will be one of the great weapons competitions of the 21st century. Northrop Grumman is competing against a team of Boeing and Lockheed Martin to build the Long Range Strike Bomber. The company has also created design teams to work on so-called sixth generation fighters for the Air Force and the Navy. With the Pentagon budget due out on Monday — and the bomber program expected to occupy a proud place in the Air Force budget – Northrop Grumman will air its new ad during America’s hottest television ad event — the Super Bowl. Read more

Spherical Flying Machine - Developed by the research department - Japan Ministry Of Defense

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
*flies like a death sphere* DigInfoNews featured this spooky *Spherical Flying Machine Developed by Japan Ministry Of Defense* and the way it moves makes me think of the flying chrome knife-drill death-sphere in the 1980's film Phantasm - bowel-hauntingly horrific and skin-shudderingly dystopian. And it can creep up on you by rolling along uneven ground and its visual system is mercury aligned. Eesh!

Missile defense ships face arms race, high op tempo

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tivonderoga class CG]There may be rough seas ahead for the Navy's ballistic missile defense force. Demands are high for the Navy's BMD-capable ships and, soon, land sites, and for good reason. More than 1,200 ballistic missiles have been added to the arsenals of potential adversaries in the past five years, according to the Missile Defense Agency. North Korea, Syria and Iran are making strides in development and production, with Iran ready as soon as this year to test an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States, according to reports by the Na... more »

Intercepted Russian bomber was carrying a nuclear missile over the Channel

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Tu-95 Beard and EF-2000 Eurofighter Typhoon]RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled on Wednesday after two long-range TU-95 “Bear” bombers were detected flying over the English Channel. The incident was last night described as “yet another in a series of deliberately provocative” measures by President Vladimir Putin which confirmed that Nato’s status had moved firmly from “rival to adversary”. Sources within the Ministry of Defence last night revealed that one of the two long-range bombers was carrying at least one air-dropped “seek and find"d nuclear warhead-carrtying miss... more »

Lawyer: Lax rules preceded submarine shower videos

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Ohio class SSBN]A dozen male sailors are waiting to see whether they'll be charged for recording, distributing or not reporting videos of their female shipmates in a submarine's shower changing area for over a year. And one suspect's attorney is building a defense based, at least in part, on the contention that personal electronics rules aboard a sub are muddy and unevenly enforced. Attorney James Stein, based near Kings Bay in Camden County, Georgia, contends that not only is the PED instruction confusing, most sailors and officers don't follow it. Read more

S. Korean Navy launches submarine command

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: KSS II (Type 214) class SSK]The South Korean Navy on Sunday inaugurated a submarine command as part of efforts to bolster its underwater capabilities and combat readiness against North Korea. The fleet of the command, based in the southern port city of Jinhae and led by a rear admiral, is composed of 13 submarines under the Ninth Submarine Flotilla, the Navy said in a statement. The Navy operates nine 1,200-ton submarines and four 1,800-ton subs, while planning to add five more 1,800-ton submarines to be built by 2019. In addition, it plans to deploy nine 3,000-ton submarine... more »

New British army elite unit to use social media and psychological warfare

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
Just a few days after the Ukrainian government announces that they are creating a "Truth Telling" Crusade, through their Information Policy minister, Britain has announced the same thing, but on a MUCH grander scale. Yesterday, the United Kingdom government announced: *The British military is to form a new specialist force in “non-lethal” forms of psychological warfare using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to tackle the “asymmetric battlefields” of the 21st century.* I found the use of the word "asymmetric battlefields" a very interesting term. What exactly does "asy... more »

India's Agni-V missile: Five things you need to know

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Agni V ICBM]Marking a historic day in India's nuclear deterrence, India on Saturday successfully launched its longest range ballistic missile Agni-V from the Wheeler's Island off the Odisha coast. Being triumphant in the previous two test launches (once in 2011 and another in 2012) Agni-V has now made India a missile superpower. Agni-V is India's first intercontinental ballistic missile and is a significant achievement by the Defence Research and development Organisation of India (DRDO). The DRDO started the development of IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Projec... more »

Five Most Popular Posts for January

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
Most read last month were: 1. Class and Ideology in *Sex Party Secrets* 2. Top 100 Independent Tweeting Bloggers 2014 3. Why Labour Should Adopt the Citizen's Income 4. Benefits: Too Fat to Work 5. Notes on the Green Surge A few reflections on *that* documentary about elite sex parties rose to the occasion, as it were, and pulled the audience numbers in. *You're a mucky lot*. Yet what's also gratifying is seeing some proper posts looking at ideas and analysing things do especially well. In fact, so well that January 2015 was the busiest month ever for people popping by and having a ... more »

David Crowley r.i.p. - Gray State: The Rise - Raw, Uncut Documentary

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
Free Planet is all about a Custodian lifestyle where the race of man leaves as small a footprint upon his home world as possible via his system of floating home Diversities. This means no more PROFIT, no more PATENT, no more WARS, RELIGION, MARKETING, DOGMA or PRISONS of any kinds. No more borders to fight wars for. No more arbitrary lawsets to adhere to. No more slavery of a global work force in the production of pointless fucking product. Free Planet means a Re-Wilding of the planet and an end to Empire-growing mine, mine, mine... It's a bit sad that the lauded *Free Market For... more »

MILF, Fallen 44 and Rule of Law

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
The Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) assault in Maguindanao province in Mindanao last January 25 without coordination with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was wrong. It should have not been initiated in the first place. A total of 44 elite police officers were killed in that armed encounter with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the MILF. A friend, Prof. Rommel Banlaoi, said that many of those fighters were also members of the Justice for Islamic Movement (JIM). Another friend, Jojo Garcia, noted that "It is Umbra Kato's former c... more »

No Blog Post Today

theozarker at The Conflicted Doomer - 21 hours ago
I’m taking some time off to get better. Keep working toward self-sufficiency, but don’t forget to laugh and wonder and enjoy life, too. I’ll be back as quickly as I can. Linda

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind X: Meditation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind X: Meditation” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_o4-rRwZPg

Islamic State Murders Japanese Journalist Goto

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *'We have an entire army thirsty for your blood': ISIS releases new video appearing to show Jihadi John beheading second Japanese hostage* * Kenji Goto threatened with beheading in ISIS video released last Saturday * Terror group was trying to exchange Goto for bomber Sajida al-Rishawi * In new video fighter tells camera 'we have an entire army thirsty for blood' * Mr Goto's body is then shown lying on desert floor in rocky gorge * President Barack Obama has led global condemnation of apparent slaying * Says US stands in solidarity with Japan against 'barbaric and heino... more »

Pro-Russia Separatists Are Now Claiming That They Have Trapped Thousands Of Ukrainian Government Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *Pro-Russia separatists say they've trapped thousands of Ukraine troops* *WNU Editor: *For the past few days I have been reading reports on social media that a few thousand Ukrainian soldiers have been encircled in the city of Debaltseve .... but there has been no confirmation and/or reporting from independent sources .... that is until now. Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko from the L.A. Times have been consistently accurate in their reporting on this conflict and if what they are saying is true .... this could result in a shocking defeat for the Ukrainian army.

Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Reuters: **Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blame* *WNU Editor:* From what I am hearing and reading .... these talks were a complete disaster. I do not see any future talks happening in the foreseeable future. *More News On Ukraine's Peace Talks Collapsing* Ukraine peace talks collapse over ceasefire as fighting rages -- The Australian/AFP Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse As Fighting Continues -- NBC Ukraine, Rebel Talks End Amid Deadly Fighting -- VOA Ukraine Peace Talks End In 'Failure' -- Radio Free Europe No breakthrough as Ukraine peace talk parties meet in... more »

Jan. 31: two very, very bad, really awful, terrible days.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 23 hours ago
The Toronto Sun is a newspaper designed to attract morons, bigots and louts. And it does very well in the Toronto region where all three groups are plentiful. Its columnists write to appeal to hatred and ignorance. Above all, they write to attract attention to themselves because they, like the women in bikinis who appear in every issue are there for only one reason - to sell newspapers. Only fools read Sun columnists. Now check the headline in the Times and Transcript for January 30. It seems a columnist for the Toronto Sun has said that women's soccer is not a real sport because,... more »

Competition Between Taliban And ISIS Grows, As ISIS Expands Its Presence In Af-Pak Region

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The blind leading the blind . . . * The Taliban grew out of U.S., Saudi, and Pakistani support for terrorists in Afghanistan. ISIS (or Daesh) grew out of U.S., Saudi, Israeli, and Turkish support for terrorists in Syria. The U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, and Pakistan now say that they are genuinely fighting the vicious terrorist groups that they created, but reality says otherwise. *An excerpt from, "Mullah Omar is a fool and illiterate warlord, al-Baghdadi says" Khaama Press, January 29, 2015:* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) chief Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi has c... more »

Stepping back into NYC's "club era" -- the Yale Club today, the University Club in March

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*McKim, Mead and White's University Club,at Fifth Avenue and West 54th Street* *by Ken* This morning I made sure to get enough of my day's posts posted so that I could go out and play, notwithstanding the arctic weather here in the Big Apple. Today that meant a special of the historic "club" districts of Midtown Manhattan, including a visit to the largest of them all, the Yale Club (which survives in part by sharing its facilities with a bunch of other clubs, like that of my alma mater, I was surprised to be reminded). Matt Postal has been doing a series of tours for the Municipa... more »

Latest from Regis Tremblay

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
This episode has photos from today’s over-the-top police assault on the Village of Gangjeong to dismantle a Peace Tent and tower. An update on the progress of the base construction and Joyakgol screening The Ghosts of Jeju around S. Korea. Also a commentary on the state of US aggression around the globe.

Sisi In Europe: Peace With Israel Will Create A New, Better Reality In The Region; MB In Turkey: Bring Us The Heads of Sisi And His Journalist Supporters

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Davos: Time Has Proven the Genius Nature of Sadat's Peace Initiative. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: January 30, 2015. Description:* In his January 22, 2015 speech before the World Economic Forum at Davos, Egyptian President Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi stressed the need for a resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of a two-state solution, and said: "Nobody could tell what was going on in President Anwar Al-Sadat's mind when he proposed his vision for peace... But the years that have passed have proven the accuracy and genius ... more »

ASEAN Voices 2: PH Multinationals in the Region

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* This is my second article for the new Jakarta-based magazine, January 2015 issue. My first article published in the maiden issue December 2014 was entitled, *Is the PH power supply ready for the AEC?* *Southeast Asia’s economy is largely driven by rising household consumption, and one industry that thrives on this consumption like no other is food and beverages, fueled by rising personal incomes and increased spending.* Consequently, this is also an industry where local companies have been particularly ambitious, with several evolving into successful global exporters. On the oth... more »

The merits of the concept of terrorism

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
About a week ago I published a piece with the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) on the analytical and political utility (or lack) of the concept of terrorism. I cannot reproduce it here in full for Duck readers because the ISN owns it. But, since I think the topic might be of interest to Continue reading

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Moving left to right near the center of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. The interstellar shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its elongated appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* The Pencil Nebula is about 5 light-years long and 800 light-years away, but represents only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years i... more »

"The Most Beautiful People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The Poet: Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Road Not Taken”* by Robert Frost “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back. ... more »

Evans, Kissinger and Korshack

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The Universe

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“It's part of nature's built-in checks and balances, that while there may be times when you think you can't even help yourself, precisely in such moments there will always be someone else nearby... you can help, instead. Which, I think you know, is actually one of the fastest ways to help yourself. I sure feel better.” “I hope that helps,” The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

Chet Raymo, “When The Morning Stars Sing Together”

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*“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?"

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Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Thanks for stopping by

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