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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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

12 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

10:17pm MST

NYT's David Carr on the Future of Journalism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 28 minutes ago
RIP David Carr. *Title: NYT's David Carr on the Future of Journalism. Source: bu. Date Published: March 6, 2014. Description:* "New York Times" columnist David Carr and Bloomberg Media chairman Andrew Lack discuss how technology is making media more interesting, not less. Carr is the inaugural Andrew R. Lack Professor at Boston University's College of Communication.

Amnesty International USA Responds to Re-Indictment of Albert Woodfox

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 59 minutes ago
*Following the news of Albert Woodfox being re-indicted, Amnesty International issued the following statement, reprinted below:* In response to today’s announcement of the indictment of Albert Woodfox, Amnesty International USA Executive Director Steven W. Hawkins issued the following statement: “Attorney General Caldwell has made it clear that he is hell-bent on keeping Albert Woodfox behind bars—despite the fact that his conviction has been overturned three times, and an appeals court has affirmed that decision. He should stop pursuing a campaign of vengeance by trying to re-indi... more »

Islamic State Has Seized The Western Iraqi Town Of al-Baghdadi. Nearby Air Base With 320 U.S. Marines Threatened. Unconfirmed Reports Say That Iraq Has Lost Contact With The Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Reuters: **Islamic State fighters seize parts of western Iraqi town: officials* *(Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents took control on Thursday of large parts of the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, threatening an air base where U.S. Marines are training Iraqi troops, officials said.Al-Baghdadi, about 85 km (50 miles) northwest of Ramadi in Anbar province, has been besieged for months by the radical Sunni Islamist militants who captured vast swathes of northern and western Iraq last year.Militants attacked al-Baghdadi from two dir... more »

Russia Has Lost Its Early-Warning System For Detecting An Incoming Nuclear Missile Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) visits the Voronezh-DM a radar warning system station in Kaliningrad November, 2011 (AFP/Ria-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev) *Business Insider*: *Russia has lost its ability to detect incoming nuclear missiles from space* *Russia just lost its early-warning system for detecting ballistic missiles because of delays in the launch of its new "Tundra" advanced early-warning system.According to Russia's Kommersant newspaper, the system was due to replace ageing satellites launched as part of the Oko programme that had already exceeded their expe... more »

U.S. 71, EU 6

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 1 hour ago
No, it's not a sports score. It's the number of $100 million incentive packages offered in each place beginning in 2010. This is based on my first paper to use the September 2014 update of Good Jobs First's Megadeals database (you can download the entire update in spreadsheet form). I've said before that U.S. investment incentive use is totally out of control. The new paper confirms this beyond my worst nightmares. Think about it: The United States and the European Union have comparably large economies, yet U.S. state and local governments have put together an average of 14 $100 mil... more »

Failing to provide necessities of life

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
R. v. S.J., 2015 ONCA 97: [47] The offence of failing to provide necessaries of life first appeared in 1892 in the first *Criminal Code*. English 19th century legislation dealing with the protection of servants, apprentices, and inmates of penal and other institutions was the likely origin of s. 215: *R. v. Peterson* (2005), 34 C.R. (6th) 120, leave to appeal to S.C.C. refused, [2005] S.C.C.A. No. 539 (Ont. C.A.), at para. 65 (Borins J.A. dissenting on sentence). Although the language has changed somewhat since 1892, the core of the legislation remains the same: where a pe... more »

Ukraine To Get $40-Billion In Emergency Funding

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Linda Kinstler, Quartz*: *Ukraine is heading for a total economic collapse* *When IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde announced Ukraine’s new, $17.5 billion bailout package Thursday morning, she suggested it would be a “turning point for Ukraine,” which stands to receive $40 billion in relief funding from various sources over the next four years. “This new four-year arrangement would support immediate economic stabilization in Ukraine as well as a set of bold policy reforms aimed at restoring robust growth over the medium term and improving living standards for the Ukrainian p... more »

Embracing The Darkness Of Our Own History: Trumbo

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Chances are, unless you're a student of Hollywood film history, if you've heard of Dalton Trumbo at all, it's because *Breaking Bad* star Bryan Cranston is playing him in the upcoming biopic *Trumbo*, which was shot last year in New Orleans and is scheduled to come out later this year. (John Goodman, Helen Mirren and Louis C.K. also star in the film.) An old friend of mine is involved in the making of the movie, and he's been telling me about Dalton Trumbo's story for a year. I can't wait to see it! Trumbo, who died in 1976, was a screenwriter and novelist (*Johnny Got His Gun*) ... more »

New PPP Poll Shows Democratic Base Lukewarm to Clinton

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*"Shine Bright, Jamie Dimon" — written and performed by Lauren Windsor * *by Gaius Publius* I haven't seen this very widely reported, so I'll take it on here. This is a Warren story, a Clinton story, and a "What are we gonna do?" story. *The Warren part* of the story is clear and clean. According to Politico, a group of people who are clearly Not Ready For Hillary have commissioned a poll by the highly respected firm PPP to find out just how vulnerable Hillary Clinton is. What's the Warren part? Politico wants us to know that the group commissioned the poll because, among other rea... more »

Will The Ukraine War Intensify From Now Till The Start Of The Ceasefire On February 15?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Defending, and expanding, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.(Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko) *Quartz:* *Ukraine’s ceasefire gives separatists two days “to conquer as much territory as they can”* *More than 12 hours into talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko emerged to tell reporters that there was “no good news yet” on a deal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine.* *WNU Editor*: I doubt that the war is going to escalate right now for the purpose of seizing territory .... the momentum is to hold back and s... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- February 12, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels scramble for ground after ceasefire* *Kiev claims Russia is building up military hardware as it tries to regain control of border following Minsk ceasefire agreement* *Ukraine War News Updates -- February 12, 2015* Ukraine says rebels strengthened by tanks, missiles from Russia -- Reuters Tanks Cross Border from Russia as New Ceasefire Is Signed -- Defense One/The Atlantic Ukrainian army: Debaltseve and Mariupol areas key target of militants' strikes -- Kyiv Post Fighting continues despite Ukraine truce agreement -- Al Jazeera... more »

Speaking to the 'Non-Choir'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
The UK arms industry's Annual Dinner took place on 3rd February 2015 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The £246-a-head banquet was attended by arms industry executives and more than 40 MPs. This industry, which profits from selling arms to repressive regimes and conflict zones including Saudi Arabia, Israel and Bahrain, is supported and subsidised by the UK government. Activists from Campaign Against Arms Trade were there to greet the arriving arms dealers and deliver an impromptu speech asking them to reconsider their choice of career.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Ukraine Peace Agreement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Dennis Lynch, IBTimes*:* Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement: Who Came Out On Top In Minsk?* *A 17-hour negotiating marathon in Minsk, Belarus, among Russian, Ukrainian, German and French leaders over the crisis in Ukraine ended Thursday morning with both Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists giving concessions to end fighting in the east of the country. Doubt over how long the new Minsk agreement will last, including its ceasefire set to go into effect on Sunday, are widespread.* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Ukraine Peace Agreement* Ukraine ceasefire: Who wins, who lo... more »

History: "The Cathars: 'Kill Them All, God Will Know His Own.'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Cathars:* *'Kill Them All, God Will Know His Own.'"* by Laura Knight-Jadczyk “'Kill them all, God will know His own.' A chronicler reported that Arnold Amaury, the monk who led the Albigensian Crusade, uttered this catchphrase outside the city of Beziers on July 22, 1209. His crusaders had asked him how to tell the Catholic believers from the Cathar Heretics. Arnold's instructions were followed, and the entire population of Beziers - some 20,000 men, women and children - were indiscriminately murdered. No one really knows if Arnold really said what was reported, but what is k... more »

"The Sky Is Blue Even on a Cloudy Day: Blue Skies"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Sky Is Blue Even on a Cloudy Day: Blue Skies"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Darker days are just as much a part of life as are the days graced with sunshine. When we refer to a “beautiful day,” we are often describing a day that is sunny, clear, and without a cloud in sight to mar a sky that is a brilliantly perfect blue. We find ourselves bouncing along, light in spirit, free from worries, and enjoying the moment. That is, until the clouds begin to form. The sky may turn grey, and a fog may roll in. Puffs of white take on whimsical, darker shades, and our beautiful day dis... more »

Leaked HSBC documents name thousands dodging hundreds of millions in tax by using private Swiss accounts

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
KJ needs it all explained to him by Fee... SOURCE DAILY MAIL: HSBC arm 'helped clients evade taxes' as thousands of clients including celebrities and sports stars hold secret Swiss accountsThe Swiss arm of HSBC, Britain's biggest bank helped wealthy clients such as sports stars, celebrities and politicians evade huge amounts of tax, according to an investigation by journalists. The Guardian

Ukraine Peace Agreement -- News Roundup (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Five Things to Know About the Ukraine Truce Deal* *An all-night summit between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France sealed a fresh agreement Thursday for a cease-fire between Ukraine and Moscow-backed militants. The deal was signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the militants and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The hours of negotiating delivered mixed results for Russia, Ukraine and the rebels, and officials conceded it was unlikely to be a final resolution to the monthslong conflict.* *Ukraine Peace Agreemen... more »

Enigma, “Metamorphosis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Enigma, “Metamorphosis” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ0PFrWavYU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“To see a vista like this takes patience, hiking, and a camera. Patience was needed in searching out just the right place and waiting for just the right time. A short hike was needed to reach this rugged perch above a secluded cove in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in California, USA. And a camera was needed for the long exposure required to bring out the faint light from stars and nebulae in the background Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Moonlight and a brief artificial flash illuminated the hidden beach and inlet behind nearby trees in the above composite image ta... more »

"The Limits Of Our Sight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Life is eternal and love is immortal; And death is only a horizon, And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." - Rossiter W. Raymond

Chet Raymo, “We Are The Consciousness of the Universe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“We Are The Consciousness of the Universe”* by Chet Raymo "The leaves are raked and bagged. The grass is mowed for the last time. The geraniums smile weak goodbyes. Now, as if by some law of compensation, the curtain opens on the sky. The great starless spaces of autumn fall like a black velvet drape into the west. The show opens. The sky begins. As the Sun sinks beneath the horizon, the Pleiades rise in the east, heralding the arrival of the spectacular winter stars. Aldebaran, the red eye of the Bull. Sirius, the Dog Star. Rigel and Betelgeuse in Orion. Castor and Pollux, the T... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The Wonder Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"We live in radical times surrounded by tasks that seem impossible. It has become our collective fate to be alive in a time of great tragedies, to live in a period of overwhelming disasters and to stand at the edge of sweeping changes. The river of life is flooding before us, and a tide of poisons affect the air we breathe and the waters we drink and even tarnish the dreams of those who are young and as yet innocent. The snake-bitten condition has already spread throughout the collective body. However, it is in troubled times that it becomes most important to remember that the wond... more »

The Poet: Maya Angelou, “I’ve Learned...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“I’ve Learned...”* "I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you s... more »

The Monied Interests

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 12, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Adam Chandler, The Atlantic*:* A New and Unimproved Ceasefire* *An all-night peace summit yielded an agreement to de-escalate the violence in eastern Ukraine even as tanks were spotted crossing into the country from Russia overnight. * *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 12, 2015* US effort to train Syrian rebels ramps up: Can Pentagon avoid past follies? -- Anna Mulrine The Kurds need weapons, now -- David Ignatius, Washington Post Arab nations united in fury against Isis but divided on strategy -- Kareem Shaheen in Beirut and Ian Black, The Guardian How to ban... more »

How to create a bust

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Back in the day, a quip that used to be popular was this: Q: How do you make a small business? A: You give a large business to Hugh Fletcher and wait ten years. We might try a quip along similar lines that has much wider implications: Q: How do you get an economy-wide bust? A: You give an economy to a central banker and tell him (or her) to fix it. You might notice that this quip is not funny. That’s because it isn’t funny. Not funny at all. Not for anyone, except perhaps for those first in line for the central bankers’ money. Of course, post-2009 when the central bankers were s... more »

Honest Trailers: Avatar

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Honest trailers are a way to take revenge on human drek. Like this honest trailer about* Avatar*1, the film whose hype brought 3D back into fashion (and yet it would have been so much better in zero-D).2 1. For which the hat tip must go to CIP’s Alex Epstein. 2. Kudos to Bernard Darnton for the quip. When he gets round to writing them, they’re always good. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Follow me, chicken! I'm full of corn!*

World News Briefs -- February 12, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Thousands flee Niger town after Boko Haram attacks* *Thousands of civilians fled their homes in the southeastern Niger town of Diffa this week, officials said on Thursday, following waves of cross-border raids and suicide bombings by Nigerian militant group Boko Haram.Attacks in Niger are deepening a humanitarian crisis in the remote border zone. The area, struggling to feed some 150,000 people who have run to escape violence in northern Nigeria, has seen around 7,000 arrive this week in Zinder, Niger's second biggest town some 450 km (280 miles) west of Diffa. * *M... more »

Booby J and the other GOP guvs may do artful "political theater," but that's not the same thing as artful governing

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*Breakfast with Booby:* *Even sitting down, as Governor Booby was here at the* Christian Science Monitor*'s breakfast on Monday, it's easy to slip on political banana peels.* *"Some of the [Republican] party’s most promising candidates are governors or former governors running on their executive experience. But their experience isn’t always a good advertisement for the limited-government policies they promote."* *-- Dana Milbank, in his Tuesday *Washington Post *column,* "Bobby Jindal's unpleasant record" *by Ken* Poor Booby Jindal! When he came to national attention, it was as, no... more »

Quote of the morning: Artistic theft is “a subtle form of violence”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
“RF: "Theft is never innocent" … *Interviewer:* But notions of theft depend on notions of property. *RF:* What is theft? … Examine the intent, would be my first approach. We may or may not know what is ours, but we have a pretty good idea of what is not. … [Reasonable, decent people] may or may not agree with a declared position - "theft" or "violation" – but we will honour the position because the alternative is … non-consensual & therefore a subtle form of violence.” - King Crimson founder Robert Fripp on artistic theft and audience taping of live shows Content is copyright ... more »

Understanding and Dealing with the Negative Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation to Health and Children

WTStaff at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Film - *Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe gives a summary of the dangers of exposing our children, and all future generations, to wireless devices like cell phones, laptops and other gadgets that emit electromagnetic radiation. The post Understanding and Dealing with the Negative Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation to Health and Children appeared first on Waking Times.

Chomsky on Ukraine & Iraq

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Noam Chomsky interviewed by TV Channel4 host Jon Snow about Ukraine and ISIS.

A New Leadership At The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Philip Ewing, Politico*: *The Pentagon's new whiz kids* *“It’s a dream team of wonkiness, and I am thrilled," says Sen. Claire McCaskill.* *For decades, Defense Department policy wonks have sought to run the Pentagon more efficiently, especially in the acquisition of budget-busting hardware. But their efforts haven’t always been supported by colleagues from the political or military brass.* *WNU Editor*: They have their work cut out for them. Sequestration is going to hit the Pentagon budget again .... and finding the monies necessary to fund the Pentagon and determining what pr... more »

Sens la pluie comme un ete anglais

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Another day, another death. At the age of 55. Steve Strange, lead singer of Visage. Another fond start-of-my-teenage-years memory begins to fade to grey. To quote Marine the Pen (on backing vocals)...Devenir gris, Devenir gris.

Ash Carter Confirmed As U.S. Defense Secretary

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Ashton Carter was confirmed Thursday as the new secretary of the Defense Department. Photo: Reuters *Bloomberg*: *Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Obama's Fourth Pentagon Chief* *The Senate voted to confirm Ashton Carter as the 25th U.S. secretary of defense, giving President Barack Obama his fourth Pentagon chief in six years at a time of turmoil from Iraq to Ukraine.* *Carter, 60, a physicist and veteran Pentagon official, was approved, 93-5, on Thursday in a show of support from both political parties. The smooth confirmation contrasted with the fight over his predecessor, d... more »

Why is everyone concerned about Brian Williams when the FCC is trying to take over the internet?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*- or something.* I do not purport to understand exactly what net neutrality is all about. I operate on a "need to know" basis when it comes to all things tech. If something comes up that I "need to know", I do my best to inform myself. I've read numerous pros and cons on net neutrality and on the surface, it seems benign. Therein, dear friends, is the danger. The people touting net neutrality are telling me how great this will be for me. It's brings to mind "if you like your plan", and we know how well that turned out. I don't trust the "man" in the White House. He is a ... more »

Supplemental: Back when Nicholas Kristof was different!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 Sanctimonious blowhard, heal thyself:* We’re so old that we can remember when Nicholas Kristof was different. In today’s column, he’s at it again. He drops his first B-bomb on Alabama as early as paragraph 3! At one time, he wasn’t like this. We’re so old that we can remember when Nicholas Kristof might start a column like this: KRISTOF (4/24/04): I've argued often that gay marriage should be legal and that conservative Christians should show a tad more divine love for homosexuals. But there's a corollary. *If liberals demand that the Christian right... more »

Specially-commissioned (BBC) letters from Europe

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Following on from Sue's post... Radio 4's short *Letters from Europe* series is described as being a series of essays from "a range" of European writers, "specially commissioned" in the light of the killings in Paris and the Pegida demonstrations in Germany. That Radio 4 (*pace *Sue) specially commissioned Julia Franck (above) as its 'Jewish voice', and that she turned out to be both pro-mass immigration and utterly dismissive of concerns about Islamisation, surely tells us something about the way of thinking prevalent at BBC Radio 4. Similarly suggestive of the prevailing BBC ... more »

Iraq's Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State (Video Report On The Front Lines)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*VICE News*: *The Battle for Iraq: Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State* *Last summer, the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept from Syria into northern Iraq, routing Iraqi security forces and seizing the city of Mosul. Soon afterward, the group declared the establishment of a dubious "caliphate" in the area it controls and rebranded itself the Islamic State. With Iraq's army weakened and radical militants advancing on Baghdad, the country's Iran-backed Shia militias — which have their own history of sectarian abuses — fought back, halting the Islamic St... more »

A Farewell to Paul Breeze

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
I am very sorry to hear that Paul Breeze, a City Independent councillor for Northwood and Central Forest Park ward in Stoke-on-Trent, passed away suddenly yesterday. What can you say about Paul? He wasn't a labour movement man as such, despite a past affiliation with the Socialist Party of Great Britain, but he did care deeply about the community in which he lived and always did his best by them. I didn't know Paul particularly well. A couple of conversations here and there, a hearty hello whenever we bumped into each other down the local Tesco. But I certainly knew *of* him - he w... more »

Islamic State Claims To Have Captured An Israeli Arab Mossad Spy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
An Islamic State publication released on February 12, 2015, claims Muhammad Said Ismail Musallam is a Mossad informant from Jerusalem. *Times Of Israel:* *Islamic State claims it captured Mossad spy in Syria* *Propaganda magazine says East Jerusalemite, 19, confessed to being an Israeli informant; family denies he worked for Mossad* *WNU Editor:* There are too many contradictions in this story .... but I doubt that the Islamic State cares. In their minds they have a spy, and as we all know .... they do not treat their prisoners well. *More News On The Islamic State Claiming That Th... more »

Satire: “Republican Voters Responding to Walker’s Opposition to Knowledge”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Republican Voters Responding to Walker’s Opposition to Knowledge”* by Andy Borowitz LONDON (The Borowitz Report) - “Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is steadily rising to the top of the 2016 Republican Presidential field because voters are connecting with his “strong and consistent opposition to knowledge,” an aide to Walker said on Thursday. While Republican candidates of the past, such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, have capitalized on G.O.P. voters’ hostility toward verifiable facts, the aide said, “Compared to Scott, those two look like rookies.” Walker has burnished his... more »

United Nations To Target The Sources Of Revenue That Fund The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
United Nations Security Council *Bloomberg:* *UN Targets Islamic State Revenue From Oil, Artifacts, Ransom* *The United Nations Security Council adopted a binding resolution threatening economic and diplomatic sanctions against countries and individuals that help Islamic State and other terrorist groups profit from trading oil, antiquities or hostages.The resolution requires governments to ensure that they aren’t engaged in direct or indirect trade with Islamic State and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups such as the al-Nusra Front in Syria. It was adopted on Thursday with support from a... more »

North Korea Goes Slogan Crazy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Vice News*:* North Korea Trumpets ‘Socialist Fairyland’ with 300 Directives to the Masses* *If the slogans are true, North Korea not only wants to reconcile with South Korea, but aims to be a "socialist fairyland" where mushrooms flower in abundance and children are instructed to "play sports games in an offensive way, the way the anti-Japanese guerrillas did!"* *On Thursday, the Hermit Kingdom's official mouthpiece, KCNA, printed two broadsheets worth of over 300 slogans — each ending with an exclamation mark — to honor 70 years under the Worker's Party rule since North Korea's ... more »

A Portrait Of North Korea's Enigmatic And Unpredictable Dictator Kim Jong Un

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects production of new touch-screen mobile phones. CNN *Mark Bowden, Variety:* *Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator* *Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait. * *WNU Editor:* An interesting analysis on Kim Jong Un .... a definite must read for those who are North Korean watchers.

Obama's Force Authorization is a Blank Check for War Worldwide

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Peace Through War - Freda Art By Ron Paul The president is requesting Congress to pass an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) resolution against ISIS. Congress has not issued a similar resolution since 2002, when President Bush was given the authority to wage war against Iraq. The purpose of this resolution is to give official authority to the president to do the things that he has already been doing for the past six years. Seems strange but this is typical for Washington. President Obama’s claim is that he does not need this authority. He claims, as have all othe... more »

Guess What Happened The Last Time The U.S. Dollar Skyrocketed In Value Like This?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
Michael Snyder Over the past decade, there has been only one other time when the value of the U.S. dollar has increased by so much in such a short period of time. That was in mid-2008 – just before the greatest financial crash since the Great Depression. A surging U.S. dollar also greatly contributed to the Latin American debt crisis of the early 1980s and the Asian financial crisis of 1997. Today, the globe is more interconnected than ever. Most global trade is conducted in U.S. dollars, and much of the borrowing done by emerging markets all over the planet is denominated in ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

Feb. 12: It's tough.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 10 hours ago
...to write a blog about a newspaper whose front page story - continued inside for a total of almost a full page - is that local restaurants will be packed on Valentine's Day. Who would have guessed? Then, on p. 6 for Wednesday, they publish a photo of an armed robber, asking people to phone in if they recognize him. He is so covered in bulky clothes that even his eyes don't show. Section A of Thursday really wets its pants with the front page story that the aging rock group AC/DC is coming to town. And tickets will be only $109.50 plus fees. That's good for two, solid pages of st... more »

Another Banker Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
SM Gibson A JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee and his wife were discovered dead in their home on Friday in an apparent murder-suicide. Iran Pars Tabacchi, who went by Denise, was found dead on February 6th from strangulation and a single stab wound to the chest. Iran’s husband, 27-year-old Michael Tabacchi died of a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest, according to authorities. New Jersey officials believe that Michael murdered his wife around 11pm Friday night before killing himself. No motive has been determined at this time. Officials are not aware of the couple having any fin... more »

"The Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed - Part 2"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed - Part 2"* *"Debt, Civic Decay & Global Disorder"* by James Quinn "In Part One of this article I laid the groundwork of the Fourth Turning generational theory. I refuted President Obama’s claim that the shadow of crisis has passed. The shadow grows ever larger and will engulf the world in darkness in the coming years. The Crisis will be fueled by the worsening debt, civic decay and global disorder. I will address these issues in this article. *Debt, Civic Decay & Global Disorder: *The core elements propelling this Crisis – d... more »

Can Strong Women Stop the Civil War in Ukraine?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
By Russia Insider Ukraine military commanders are going to different regions around the country to draft men and women so Kiev can send them to fight their fellow countrymen in the East. A woman from Zaporozhia Region brilliantly takes down the reasons given for the war and the draft. The sentiment of the crowd is clear, they don't want war and they resent the lies being told to them. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Our Economic House of Cards

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Dave Kranzler and Paul Craig Roberts As John Williams (shadowstats.com) has observed, the payroll jobs reports no longer make any logical or statistical sense. Ask yourself, do you believe that retailers responded to the very disappointing Christmas season by rushing out in January to hire 46,000 more retail clerks? Perhaps those 46,000 retail jobs is the BLS telling us that they have to come up with new jobs to report whether or not there are any. As we have reported on a number of occasions, whenever the price of gold in the futures market starts to rise, massive uncovered sh... more »

Business of Global Warming Fraud

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
James Hall The Global Warming establishment is NOT a real business. All the tentacles that suck up public money to finance crony collectivism are based upon government subsidies and artificially higher consumer prices. The absurd lunacy that economic growth and productive jobs can be created with the underlying premise of the “so called” industrial model is based upon lies, deceit and cooked data. It clearly demonstrates the disingenuous nature of the zealots that benefit from the fraud. Dishonest scientists living off government grants, career bureaucrats counting the days t... more »

Why Democrats Are Wary About Obama's Proposed AUMF

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Tuesday I blundered into putting on MSNBC before Chris Hayes' show started and the ghost of yesteryear political journalism was barking away happily. Appropriately enough, Chris Matthews' guest was Alabama racist throwback Mo Brooks who was eager to get on TV and accuse President Obama of being-- at best-- weak and, at worst, a traitor. Brooks and Matthews are from another generation, a generation where brain growth ceased many decades ago. Both were positively salivating at the thought of "extermination." "Personally," said Brooks, "I think this needs to be the standard-- America... more »

The Latest Minsk Agreement - Salvation or Sellout?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*NOTE:* How the BBC (Biggest and Best Calumny) puts a photo on their cover page of Putin facing away from the camera...his arm outstretched (menacingly?) to Poroshenko and there is even a Hitleresque mustache drawn on his face. And these are the guys who sheltered pedophile/necrophile Jimmy Saville for years...and *reported that World Trade Center 7 collapsed 20 minutes before it did!* *Putin Today in Belarus Explaining Agreement* The ink isn't even dry on the new Minsk Agreement and already the cheap seats are squabbling among themselves (ourselves :) about its meaning and potent... more »

States Move to Shield Themselves from Federal Gun Control Enforcement

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Paul Lawrance Both state legislatures in Arizona and Montana this week have passed bills that would shield themselves from any federal gun control measures that could be pressed upon the states in the future. Both Senate Bill 1330 (SB1330), which passed in Arizona, and House Bill 203 (HB203) passing in Montana would prohibit state agencies and employees from enforcing federal gun control that restricts ownership of a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition. “This is a powerful first step against the gun control establishment,” Scott Landreth of the pro Second Amendment ... more »

Sexual Warfare

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 10 hours ago
In the following video, produced by the excellent *LifePsyop YouTube channel*, Dr. E. Michael Jones breaks down the history of sexual liberation and the systematic promotion of licentious behavior in the Western world via the mass media and pornography industry.

Being Health Conscious Makes You The New "Conspiracy Theorist"!!

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Bernie Suarez Remember when the fictitious notion of "conspiracy theorist" was supposed to represent the lone wolf weird lunatic in a dark basement? Believe it or not, this stereotype character never actually existed. That's right, the basement lunatic conspiracy theorist was a fictional character invented by government, media and Hollywood (*X-Files*). The propaganda began at least a century ago, accelerated after the creation of the CIA and became more pronounced targeting American people after the JFK assassination as described in CIA document 1035-960. Specifically the techni... more »

What investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson told me about vaccines

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Jon Rappoport “The complete failure of this year’s flu vaccine, even by conventional standards, is a major scandal at the CDC. To distract the press and public, we now have a fake epidemic of measles, and pressure to take the vaccine, take all vaccines all the time. This is called a psyop. Psyops build fake realities.” (*The Underground*, Jon Rappoport) As my readers know, I’ve written many articles about vaccines, covering: mandatory shots; the pseudoscience of vaccination; severe adverse effects; poisons in shots; disastrous vaccination campaigns, and so on. This article is a... more »


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 10 hours ago
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/climategate.php#axzz3RYLSFz00 和 http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/allwarsarebankerwars.php#axzz3RYLSFz00

Federal Bill Announced to Eliminate All Vaccine Exemptions for Head Start

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Dees Illustration Heather Callaghan Vaccine Liberation Army reports: Senator Barbara Boxer (D) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), have proposed federal legislation that would for the first time impose Federal, as opposed to State, vaccine mandates to attend an educational program. The legislators’ bill entitled A Head Start on Vaccinations Act would require all children enrolled in Head Start to get all of the vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) according to the CDC’s timetable. There would be no exemptions for religious or... more »

The New Security Threat To Iraq’s Capital Baghdad

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
Baghdad remains the most violence province in Iraq. During the summer while the insurgents launched their offensive most attacks shifted to Anbar, Ninewa, and Salahaddin. Since then Baghdad has returned as the main target for the militant. By attacking the capital insurgents are hoping to undermine the government and stoke sectarian tensions just like they did in the 2000s. The threat faced by Baghdad has changed however from 2014 to the new year. Before the capital was repeatedly hit by waves of car bombs (vehicle borne improvised explosive devices). Now there are hardly any VBIE... more »

Feds Unveil New Surveillance Tool Developed by DARPA that Could Kill the ‘Dark Web’

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Cassius Methyl The scarcely reported on agency of government, DARPA, affiliated with the Pentagon and the Department of Defense, just might be the most dangerous apparatus of the US Military; especially when it comes to the safety of the American people and activists. The acronym of course stands for *Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.* It is from this agency that some of the most advanced weapons of war come. The list of technologies they developed is long; they engineered killer robotic dogs, remotely controlled weapons of war such as drones, and other technologies not ... more »

Great Britain Creates a Cyber Brigade to Manipulate Public Opinion

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Vladimir Platov With each passing day Great Britain is losing its reputation as a proud international power since becoming widely recognized for what it is – an obedient servant of Washington that is losing credibility at a record pace. Therefore, British authorities have been seeking ways to “achieve greatness.” At the same time, they realize perfectly well, given the deepening economic and social crisis in the United Kingdom, it could hardly aspire to achieve success in the reconstruction of its image as a great industrial power, a champion of naval warfare or a flourishing cult... more »

U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Wants A Slower Withdrawal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. General John Campbell, commander of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), salutes during the change of mission ceremony in Kabul, December 28, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani *Bloomberg: **U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Backs Slowing U.S. Withdrawal* *The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said he’s recommending alternatives to President Barack Obama’s timetable for withdrawing the remaining American troops there. * *WNU Editor*:If the situation and trends were positive .... U.S. Army General John Campbell would be singing a different story. But the fact is... more »

98% Vaccinated Involved in Whooping Cough Outbreak

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
*Experimental Vaccines* It takes some deciphering of the pro-vaccine propaganda, but the truth is there in the numbers. Kenny Valenzuela explains... *Research links posted below:* Medical Experts Concerned About Whooping Cough Outbreaks: Vaccine May Be Losing Potency 87% Vaccinated Involved In Whooping Cough Outbreak California whooping cough outbreak reveals limitation of vaccine New York Measles Outbreak 90% Vaccinated Whooping Cough Outbreak in Elk Grove Indicates Ineffectiveness of Vaccine 91% Fully Vaccinated Involved in Pertussis Outbreak Pertussis Whooping Cough Vaccine ... more »

Why We Need To Stop The AUMF Immediately!

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 11 hours ago
By Luke Rudkowski In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the latest emotional propaganda to justify Obama's war authority request. We mention the latest revelations with Kayla Mueller and the Chapel Hill school shooting since they're being used to underline the alleged "terror" threat. Visit WeAreChange.org *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

You Can’t Create More Savings by Printing More Money

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
*Guest post by Frank Shostak* Savings has nothing to do with money. For instance, if a baker produces ten loaves of bread and consumes one loaf, his savings is nine loaves of bread. In other words, the “savings” in this case is the baker’s real income (his production of bread) minus the amount of bread that the baker consumed. The baker’s savings now permits him to secure other goods and services. For instance, the baker can now exchange his saved bread for a pair of shoes with a shoemaker. Observe that the baker’s savings is his real means of payments — he pays for the shoes with... more »

Klaus reviews his and his family's life in communism

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
Two hours ago, "Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation" posted a 20-minute interview with the Czech ex-president Václav Klaus. He offers his memories about communism and his life in that era. His parents were grateful to the Soviet Union for the liberation. At the end of his high school studies, he began to understand the political aspects of the real world. And in the 1960s, he was literally supposed to become a scholarly expert in the non-Marxist systems. After the Warsaw Pact occupation in 1968, he could still spend a semester at Cornell – his wife was in Amsterdam at the ... more »

U.S. Marines Destroyed Their Weapons Before Leaving Yemen (Not Surrendering Them As Originally Reported)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Hot Air: Report*: *State Department ordered U.S. Marines to disarm during Yemen embassy evacuation* So claims Megyn Kelly in the clip below, citing a defense source. Question: Did State issue that order because it wanted to, or because it felt it had to? * Houthi rebels took all U.S. Embassy vehicles parked at the Yemeni capital’s airport and wouldn’t let departing U.S. Marines take their weapons with them, a top Sanaa airport official said about the latest evidence of unrest in an Arab nation long seen as key in America’s fight against terrorists…* *WNU Editor:* I suspect that... more »

CIA And Pentagon Forced To Scale Back Operations In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *CIA scales back presence and operations in Yemen, home of potent al-Qaeda affiliate* *The closure of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen has forced the CIA to significantly scale back its counterterrorism presence in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said the evacuation represents a major setback in operations against al-Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate.* *WNU Editor:* The Pentagon is still optimistic that the war against Al Qaeda will continue .... *Pentagon Asserts U.S. Can Still Fight Terrorists in Yemen As Marines Disarm* (Breitbart) .... more »

U.N. Warns Of Yemen Civil War After Al Qaeda Fighters Seize Army Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Al Qaeda fighters seize Yemen army base, U.N. warns of civil war* ** Militants say launched suicide attack, captured troops* Residents fear Shit'ite militia counter-attack* US, Britain, France close embassies after Houthi takeover (Adds U.N., local official comment)* *WNU Editor*: The country is falling apart .... and while a part of me hopes that the different factions in Yemen will be able to reconcile their differences .... I am not optimistic. *More News On The U.N. Warning Of A Yemen Civil War After Al Qaeda Fighters Successfully Seized A Yemen Army Base* UN... more »

"Angry Mom from GTA" get's it wrong. Really wrong! ID the logical fallacies

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Read all the way to the end- as I “unpack”(using angry mom language) all the problems with this rant*. So called Angry Mom from GTA ... is angry at the wrong party I couldn’t help but notice the so called Angry Mom rant allegedly from the GTA. That is Greater Toronto Area, for those unfamiliar with Canadian vernacular *Seriously, this 'news' couldn’t be missed no matter how hard I tried to avoid it!* And that readers, was the* very first problem* that jumped out at me regarding this so called face book rant-* It was absolutely everywhere*. Covered everywhere. Every website. All ma... more »

The Economy: "The Strange Case of the Disappearing Debt"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Strange Case of the Disappearing Debt"* by Bill Bonner São Paolo, Brazil - “Every day, we think we see more clearly where this is going. And every day, we are staggered by it. Our mind boggles. Our knees buckle. We hold our breath and reach for a caipirinha: For the first time ever, central banks are printing more money than governments can use. That’s right. After central bank buying, net government debt sales will be NEGATIVE. Yes, governments will still run deficits. Yes, they still will borrow trillions of dollars. But after central banks finish buying their debt this y... more »

THE FOG OF BRIAN’S VARIOUS SONGS: The possible source of a widespread disease!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015Part 4—Following the money:* We’re willing to give the press corps credit. They’ve finally found the miscreant they misidentified, long ago, as Candidate Gore. Just as they always suspected, a persistent, rather strange dissembler was right there in their midst! But it wasn’t Candidate Gore, whose “lies” they had to invent. It seems that the persistent dissembler may have been NBC’s Brian Williams! Williams seems to have told a long succession of whoppers down through the years, in the psychologically puzzling way he and his colleagues spent two years ... more »

On Jon Stewart Leaving the Daily Show

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
I like the Jon Stewart I see on the television. He seems like a very intelligent, witty man with a social conscience and a fair amount of courage. I've had a couple of problems with some of his work. And he did let the network walk back his having called Harry Truman a war criminal for dropping two atomic bombs and thereby killing 250,000 people (mostly civilians). But the occasionally inappropriate humour is unavoidable when you're doing a nightly comedy program about current events. And it's not as if Jon Stewart caving-in to pressure helped Harry Truman escape justice or preven... more »

World News Briefs -- February 12, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *Ukraine ceasefire deal reached after marathon Minsk talks* *Marathon peace talks aimed at ending the bloody crisis in eastern Ukraine concluded Thursday in a breakthrough: A ceasefire that's due to start Sunday and an agreement for both sides to pull back heavy weapons.If the ceasefire holds -- which is far from certain -- it could end a 10-month conflict that has claimed more than 5,000 lives, many of them civilians, and plunged East-West relations to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War.* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S.-led forces launch 12 air strikes* in Iraq, three ... more »

This event may yet save us from nuclear war. Nevertheless..."The US president, Barack Obama, has faced rising calls at home to send military aid to Ukraine." Why and by whom the rising calls? Answers: Because the U.S. government in now controlled by neocons determined to start a nuclear war with Russia, and their claim that Russia has attacked Ukraine has been a blatent lie promolgated by the despicable "mainstream media." The slogan of the New York Times used to be "All the News That's Fit to Print." Now it might be "All the Faux News the Neocons want the American Public to Believe." Three cheers for Merkel, Hollande, and Putin!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ Ukraine ceasefire deal agreed at Minsk talks Ceasefire will come into force on Sunday, but Hollande and Merkel say much work still to be done after marathon overnight negotiations. Original Here Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, says fighting will end at midnight on 15 February and that both the Ukrainian government and separatist rebels will withdraw heavy weapons from the front line The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have reached a ceasefire deal a... more »

Confirmation of testimony rather than corroboration of same

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Language matters a great deal in law. Words are sometimes seen as having almost magical powers -- and one word, corroboration, has a troubled history. But that does not mean that it is a bad idea to look for facts that confirm the evidence of a witness -- but in so doing a judge should avoid using the word corroboration *R. v. Mackenzie*, 2015 ONCA 93: Apart from his use of the term “corroboration”, which is best relegated to the dustbin of legal history, we agree with his conclusion that confirmation was desirable.

Indigenous Knowledge on Trial: Defending and Defining Mexican-American Studies

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 12 hours ago
Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00By Roberto Rodriguez, Truthout | Op-Ed *The legal fight over Mexican-American studies in Tucson, Arizona, schools is a culture war, waged by proponents of education rooted in Greco-Roman values and Western civilization against supporters of ethnic studies and MAS, which is anchored by an Indigenous-maíz-based ethos.* By all rights, the plaintiffs in the Mexican-American studies (MAS) trial, known as*Arce v. Huppenthal*, argued on January 12, should prevail. This trumped-up controversy belongs more in the 15th century, before an inquisition, as opposed... more »

14 Amazing Egg Roll Recipes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
My mom makes the most amazing egg rolls. Seriously, she does. If my mom ever wants us to come visit, all she has to do is offer to make my husband egg rolls and he hops right in the car. They are hands down one of my husband's favorite foods, no one else's egg rolls even come close. After tasting the deliciousness that is my mom's egg rolls my husband started a quest to make as many different types of egg rolls as possible. To date he has created more than 10 different types, 6 are below, along with some delicious egg rolls from other bloggers. BBQ Taquitos- Egg Roll Style on Ho... more »

Eve Adams

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
I do not know here age precisely but she is for sure in MILF territory. This is a smoking hot MP. You can have your perdiclections and fantasy about Rona Ambrose. Eve Adams has a porn star name, a face and a body to go with it and a crazy predilection. Fuck I love my crazy beautiful members of Parlimant no matter what party they\ pretend to represent. Eve Adams has all the optics, but her fellow members have all the hyporcisy. Face it citzens Parliament has a non heat factor, and she is just what we need to make the public pay attention.

Shaky Ceasefire Declared

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
I've been reading this morning about the Minsk-2 negotiations on the civil war inside Ukraine. A deal has been partially agreed upon - emphasis on the word partial. What is most interesting is that Washington was excluded from the negotiations - it's a simple admission that the US has been a major instigator of this whole mess and the more they are kept out of the negotiations the better. The primary aspect of the deal calls for a ceasefire to begin at midnight of February 15 and a pull back of heavy artillery from both sides. (The last time a ceasefire was agreed upon at Minsk... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 12, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Soldiers stand at attention during the training for the military parade of the 60th National Day celebration, Beijing, September 7, 2009. [Xinhua] Bloomberg: *China’s Rising Military Not Ready to Win Wars, U.S. Report Says* *China’s military isn’t ready to win wars despite spending heavily to modernize, according to a report commissioned by a U.S. congressional committee.The People’s Liberation Army suffers from “potentially serious weaknesses” that could limit its ability to conduct the operations required to fight and win future conflicts, the report by Rand Corp. a Santa Monica... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 12th February)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 13 hours ago
Supermarket watchdog investigates Tesco’s dodgy fees that cripple its suppliers Christine Tacon, the groceries code adjudicator, said she had a reasonable suspicion that Tesco had breached the code. Likely violations, involving many suppliers and large sums of money, include: penalties imposed when Tesco claimed items were missing from deliveries charging more than an item cost when a

Who is the California Charter Schools Association?

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
[image: Who is the California Charter Schools Association?] Who is the California Charter Schools Association? Founded by nativist Steve Poizner. Revenues of over $2.23-Million. Walmart fortune heir Carrie Walton Penner on their Board of Directors. Director Jed Wallace stuffing his pockets with over $.335-Million in "compensation." With those dark secrets and massive revenues to protect, it's no wonder they are attacking sitting school board members. Who is @CALcharters? Founded by nativist Steve Poizner. Revenues: $2.23-Million. Walmart heir on BOD. #LAUSD #NPIC pic.twitter.com/E... more »

Paranoia, Inc.

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Be afraid. Be very afraid. There is danger lurking in every corner of every home in every neighborhood in every town in every one of the 50 states. But take heart, patriots. Besides life, liberty, and the Second Amendment, each and every one of us has a unique biological weapon with which to protect ourselves and our loved ones. And that is our follicles. Whenever those little hairs stand at attention on the back of our necks, we can rest assured that terrorists cannot be far away. To hammer that message home, FBI Director James Comey traveled to the great freedom state of Missis... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago

Can you sell enouph suckers through your internet illteligece disccrace

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
At one time thugs no matter what their majisty would have to hide in Sherwood forest Now days every one is Robin Hood what a brilliant disguise

New British Cyber Brigade Aims at Manipulating Public

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*February 12, 2015 *(Vladimir Platov - NEO) - With each passing day Great Britain is losing its reputation as a proud international power since becoming widely recognized for what it is – an obedient servant of Washington that is losing credibility at a record pace. Therefore, British authorities have been seeking ways to “achieve greatness.” At the same time, they realize perfectly well, given the deepening economic and social crisis in the United Kingdom, it could hardly aspire to achieve success in the reconstruction of its image as a great industrial power, a champion of naval ... more »

Global Military Spending To Fall In 2015. Will Rise In Asia And The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Wall Street Journal:* *Global Military Spending Set to Fall in 2015* *Research Predicts Defense Spending Will Resume Decline After Growth in 2014* *LONDON—Global military spending could fall again this year after an uptick in 2014, as tepid growth forecasts and low oil prices prompt countries to curtail defense budgets, a leading British research organization said Wednesday.Spending on defense rose 1.7% last year in real terms after three years of decline, the International Institute for Strategic Studies said Wednesday in London. More money spent ... more »

The US Proxy War In Ukraine: Ceasefire Agreement To Take Effect February 15th... Watch As The US And Their Regime In Kiev Tries To Destroy This Ceasefire! (Updated!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
One piece of good news today, and that is the group that has been meeting in Minsk, Belarus, these last few days has reached an agreement for a "ceasefire" in the civil war in Ukraine.... This is some good news for a change, and I want to present the following report from the Telegraph online news service out of the United Kingdom, at www.telegraph.co.uk, that gives the context and details of the full agreement that has just been signed off in Minsk... Here is that article, and I have my own thoughts and comments to follow: Minsk agreement on Ukraine crisis: text in full Read a tr... more »

Caught In His Own Web

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
http://pixgood.com/ The plan was to ensnare the opposition in an economic web from which they could not escape. Instead, Stephen Harper finds that his economic strategy has come a cropper. Scott Clark and Peter Devries write: It didn’t have to be this way. Prime Minister Harper had an opportunity a year ago to set his government up to sail through any pre-election downturn in the economy while smelling like a rose. He blew it. Here’s how: Eliminating the deficit by 2015-16 was never based on any economic logic. It was always a ... more »

The NHL trade deadline

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Butch Goring, the hockey playing grandson of Herman Goring changed the hockey universe. That statement was false on so many levels that it tells the truth. Hockey used to be a pro sport like curling but with raised brooms. I worship the legends. Maurice Richard in my heart is the greatest hockey player ever. Nowdays if we move to statsitical anayslis I wonder where he might lie. The reason that modern wanna be legends can not reach the level of past heros is simple. Global competion, world class training, and brown pop reluctance. I played in the beer leagues and anyone who playe... more »

Looking Back to the February 2014 "Maidan"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
A German TV investigation disproved the West's claim that former Ukrainian President Yanukovych was responsible for killing of dozens of Ukrainian protesters in February 2014 during the "Maidan" that toppled the elected government in that country. This act was one of the primary justifications for the US-NATO directed coup d'etat.

Greek Debts Talks Are Stalemated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC:* *Greece bailout talks: No agreement in Brussels* *Greek and eurozone officials have failed to reach an agreement over Greece's debt crisis, though both sides said there was still hope for a deal.Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said seven hours of talks in Brussels had been "constructive".But they ended without a joint statement to outline procedural steps ahead of further talks next Monday.* *WNU Editor: *Greece does not want to respect its past agreements .... but they want more money .... this may make sense in Greece, but to those who are owed money and are n... more »

Images From The Strike That Changed Britain Forever

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 14 hours ago
British singer/songwriter Billy Bragg with a song recorded to raise funds for Liverpool dockers. But the images are from the 84/85 UK miners' strike.

Baffling things and conundrums

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
A couple of weeks ago Beyond Belief (Radio 4) tackled antisemitism. In the chair, Ernie Rea. Ed Kessler and Dr. Yaakov Wise were there to speak as ‘Jews’, and for some reason best known to the BBC, Mo Ansar had been invited to represent ‘the Muslims’, doing his utmost to shoehorn 'Islamophobia' into the picture at any and every opportunity. Islamophobia I’ll summarise (my impression) as follows: "Did you, know, Muslims are the new Jews, and wherever you find antisemitism, Islamophobia is lurking nearby? (Well you do now) Also, antisemitism doesn’t emanate primarily from the Musl... more »

Still Winter!!!!!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago

Expert Evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*Moore v. Getahun*, 2015 ONCA 55; [33] Expert evidence is a significant and controversial feature of modern civil litigation. It constitutes an exception to the rule that witnesses may only testify as to facts, not opinions, and that it is the exclusive prerogative of the trier of fact to draw inferences from proven facts. The expert evidence exception operates where specialized knowledge is required to determine the implications of the bare facts and where the trier of fact is not competent to draw the necessary inferences unaided: R. v. Mohan, 1994 CanLII 80 (SCC), [1994]... more »

U.S. Congress Raises Concerns On President Obama's Request For A Military Force Resolution Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Daily Mail: *Obama insists military force resolution is 'not...another ground war' as he calls on Congress to give him new authority to fight ISIS* * The White House wants Congress to authorize the Pentagon to fight the militants without 'an enduring offensive combat' role * President Obama's request for authorization for the use of force would expire after three years but could be renewed * The resolution makes no mention of ground troops but leaves the door open for them in the future by being purposefully vague * Obama stressed in a televised statement this afternoon that the re... more »

The TRUTH About The US Proxy War In Ukraine: Ukrainian Citizens Speak Against The War (Video)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
I am really sick and tired of the false rhetoric being pushed out by the LIARS at the Jew spew media outlets these days.... I actually spent about 20 minutes just the other night listening to the Canadian "national" news before my mind melted and I turned off the Talmudvision in disgust... All the reports coming over the Canadian so called news was that the so called "war" in Ukraine was against Russian supported and armed (!) Rebels who were fighting an "illegal" (!) war against the Ukrainian government... The news reports kept up the false bias by claiming that the fight was agains... more »

Monsanto On The Menu: Science, Power And GMOs

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 15 hours ago
RINF, The 4th Media, Countercurrents 12/2/2015 On Twitter this week, someone asked the question “Why do people doubt science?” Accompanying the tweet was a link to an article in National Geographic that implied people who are suspicious of vaccines, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), climate change, fluoridated water and various other phenomena are confused, adhere to conspiracy theories, are motivated by ideology or are misinformed as a result of access to the ‘University of Google.’ The remedy, according what is said in the article, is for us all to rely on scientific evidenc... more »

Leaders Agree To A Ukraine Ceasefire -- A News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*The Guardian: * *Ukraine ceasefire deal agreed at Minsk talks* *Ceasefire will come into force on Sunday, but Hollande and Merkel say much work still to be done after marathon overnight negotiationsThe leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have reached a ceasefire deal after 17 hours of talks in Minsk, Belarus, on the Ukrainian conflict.The ceasefire will come into force on Sunday as part of a deal that also involves the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line.* *WNU Editor:* I am personally not optimistic that this deal will last. This agreement is similar t... more »

The First Amendment – The Real Patriot Act

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Ethan 'Indigo' Smith* - Law is meant to protect the inalienable rights of people. But the Patriot Act acts. It does not protect human rights. The post The First Amendment – The Real Patriot Act appeared first on Waking Times.

The Prince of Darkness Meets His World Elite

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*V. Susan Ferguson* - Hovering over the city, the Prince of Darkness sat in his black helicopter. The post The Prince of Darkness Meets His World Elite appeared first on Waking Times.

The Number One Cause of Health, The Number One Cause of Disease

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Michael Forrester* - As a society the center of our interest related to the human body is on disease care. The post The Number One Cause of Health, The Number One Cause of Disease appeared first on Waking Times.

When Does a Series of Coincidences Become a Pattern?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 16 hours ago
I currently know three people with cancer. Two of those cancers started as breast cancer within the last year, although one evolved into nonHodkins Lymphoma. My third friend with cancer also has nonHodgkins Lymphoma and is not doing well at all, although s/he is only in his twenties. All three of these people had an unexpected toxic reaction to chemotherapy within the last 2 weeks. They are all located in Arizona and southern California. NonHodgkin Lymphoma is a cancer linked to environmental causes, including Chernobyl, as illustrated in this New York Times piece about a likely C... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Education Reform as Envisioned by Bobby Jindal* Some Republican presidential hopefuls are singing songs that are music to conservative ears. The latest comes from Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who along with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has released a research paper entitled “America Next.” The Republican pair promote major reforms to undo the government education catastrophe. Jindal outlined his three-pronged reform plan beginning with an exquisitely apt analogy: “Would you trade your brand-new car for an Edsel? Or your iPhone for an antiquated mainframe computer the size of your liv... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Vilifying realist science – and scientists* *Ultra-rich Green groups attack climate scientists who question “manmade climate chaos” claims* Paul Driessen Things are not going well for Climate Chaos, Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its carbon dioxide regulations, and President Obama wants to make more Alaska oil and gas prospects off limits. But elsewhere the climate alarm industry is under siege – and rightfully so. Shortly after Mr. Obama warned him of imminent climate doom, Prime Minister Modi announced that India would double coal produ... more »

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

WTStaff at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Video - *This eye-opening video shows why monetary incentives may not always work. What drives people to do better? Watch this and find out. The post The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us appeared first on Waking Times.

Full Text of Minsk- Poroshenko says No Agreement on Autonomy etc.,

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*UPDATE # 2- * I took the updates out of order because FT had the full text of the Minsk Agreement [image: Left to right: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel , French President Francois Hollande, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gather, prior to their talks in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are gathering for crucial talks in the hope of negotiating an end fighting between Russia-backed separatist and government forces in eastern Ukraine. (AP Ph... more »

Europe Overview - February 12 , 2015 - Greece Fallout After Euro Group ( Division w/i Syriza ? ) .... Ukraine situation - Verbal Agreement at Minsk ? Sweden Cuts Deposit and Repo Rate Into Negative Territory and announces Its Own QE Program ! Much More .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets....... Evening.... *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 32s 33 seconds ago #*EU*’s Juncker: A Great Deal Needs To Be Done On #*Greece* Before Monday -- BBG *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 5m5 minutes ago DIJSSELBLOEM SAYS `DON'T GET YOUR HOPES UP YET' ON GREECE *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 2h2 hours ago Greek Gambit Succeeds As Germany Said To Ease Bailout Terms http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-1 2/greek-gambit-succeeds-germany-said-ease-bailout-terms … *zerohedge* Greek Gambit Succeeds As Germany Said To Ease Bailout Terms With tax receipts tumbling and ELA fundin... more »

The Watchman Waketh But in Vain...

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*" We in this country, in this generation, are --- by destiny rather than choice --- the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of "peace on earth, good will toward men." That must always be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago, "except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." "*

Prison Break Kaoshiung & ROC Politics

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
Wow. The prison break story in Kaoshiung by Bamboo Union gang members has turned out to be quite an interesting political tale. It ended with their mass suicide. But new details are emerging that are quite suggestive. As the Apple Daily reports, the dead bodies were deliberately arranged in the shape of an ROC blossom. The Taipei Times reported on the basics: Authorities were continuing negotiation efforts last night with the six prisoners, reportedly led by Cheng Li-te (鄭立德), a member of the Bamboo Union (竹聯幫) triad imprisoned for murder, who were holding warden Chen Shih-chih (陳世... more »

The Construction-Industrial State Eats Taiwan: Commonwealth on Housing Prices

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*Caught these two fighting several years ago in Gukeng.* Commonwealth once again scores with a very good piece on how the legislature nuked reforms that protected consumers and instead chose to keep housing prices to stay high and help developers make money: In December 2011, with the presidential election drawing near, the presidential candidates from both the Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) strongly supported the quick passage of five laws equated with "housing justice," including the registration of actual real estate transaction prices.* The Executive Yu... more »

Russia has lost its ability to detect incoming nuclear missiles from space

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Soyuz TMA-15M]Russia just lost its early-warning system for detecting ballistic missiles because of delays in the launch of its new "Tundra" advanced early-warning system. According to Russia's Kommersant newspaper, the system was due to replace ageing satellites launched as part of the Oko programme that had already exceeded their expected life span of five to seven years. The system had been beset by technical problems, and in January this year the last two satellites, which were operational for only a few hours each day, finally went offline. Read more

Ban on pork in Islington’s primary schools - Education - London 24

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This report worries me http://www.london24.com/news/education/ban_on_pork_in_islington_s_primary_schools_1_3952909 Here it is: ' The Great British banger is off the menu for Islington children as pork has been banned in all the borough's primary schools. Islington Council has been criticised by the pork industry for refusing to dish up chops, sausages and bacon to youngsters, although the meat is served in secondary schools. Despite pork being a cheap meat, the council claims it is too expensive to serve because the authority has to monitor what every child eats in case those who... more »

Nicaragua to buy Russian warplanes to fight drug trafficking

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: MiG-29M2 Fulcrum]Nicaragua plans to buy a batch of warplanes, including Russian MiG-29 fighter aircraft, to fight drug trafficking in coastal areas, Nicaraguan army spokesman General Adolfo Zepeda said on Tuesday. The general said fighter jets would be "used only for defense purposes, not for air strikes," as Nicaragua was not going "to create any military threat for its neighbours in the region". The International Court of Justice in The Hague passed a decision in 2012, awarding Nicaragua 75,000 square kilometers in the Caribbean that used to be Colombia’s. Read more

North Korea Unveils New Stealth Ship-Destroyer

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: New North Korean Stealth Ship-Destroyer]North Korea has revealed an official photograph of its new stealth ship-destroyer, a cross between a hovercraft and a catamaran, in a clear warning to its neighbors and the United States that the reclusive nation has the power to launch first strike attacks on other vessels without warning. The air-cushioned ships possess a faceted hull, which makes them difficult to detect on radar, while allowing the ship-destroyer to glide efficiently across the waves. Though details of the craft’s construction are scarce, the stealth vessel is 13... more »

Ship-killing missile aces third flight test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Long Range Anti-Ship Missile]A new ship-killing missile demonstrated its prowess during a Feb. 4 flight test. The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile was released from an Air Force B-1B bomber and navigated a series of low-altitude waypoints, while detecting and avoiding an object in its flight pattern. "We are very pleased with how LRASM performed today, and we are looking forward to continuing integration efforts on the Air Force B-1, followed by our Navy F/A-18, over the next few years," Navy Capt. Jaime Engdahl, the LRASM Deployment Office's Navy program manager, said in a Feb.... more »

Prithvi, AAD Interceptor Missiles Slated for Tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Prithvi missile]After the change of guard and controversial decision to remove Agni-IV project director, preparations are afoot at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to test fire the Prithvi and Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missiles. A reliable source said, user trial of Army version of Prithvi weapon system is slated on February 21 while a developmental trial of endo-atmospheric (hitting the target inside the atmosphere) AAD interceptor missile is likely to be conducted in the first week of March. “The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Ar... more »

A-10s headed back to Spangdahlem for 6-month rotation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Air Force will deploy 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and about 300 airmen from the States to Spangdahlem Air Base for six months, a move intended to bolster regional security as fighting continues to escalate in eastern Ukraine, the service announced Tuesday. The close-air support Warthogs — which the Air Force has been pushing to retire from the fleet — are expected to arrive at Spangdahlem by the end of the week, said Capt. Sybil Taunton, spokeswoman for U.S. Air Forces in Europe–Air Forces Africa. The European deployment is part of a so-called theater security package in ... more »

Boeing offers good Super Hornet deal to M’sia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F/A-18F Super Hornet]The Boeing Company has a distinct advantage over its competitors in offering its Super Hornet jet fighter deal to Malaysia as the aircraft represents an “extremely affordable” offering over the long-term. The global aircraft manufacturer also stands ready to assist Malaysia in dealing with funding challenges in acquiring the high-endurance fighter jet, more so, due to financial constraints brought on by the global economic slowdown. “No aircraft in this competition will come close to the affordability that the Super Hornet brings,” Howard M Berry, Boein... more »

Russian fighter aircraft crashes near Volgograd as Moscow suspends operation of all Su-24 models

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su-24M2 Fencer]A Russian fighter jet Su-24 crashed near Volgograd prompting Moscow to suspend operations of all aircraft of the same model, as the fate of the pilots remains unknown. The tactical bomber crashed about 7km away from the runway in Russia's southern city of Volgograd near the Marinovka airport. An investigation has been initiated into the incident as Moscow has ordered that all the twin-engine frontline bomber be grounded. Read more

Export restrictions limit Predator potential

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MQ-9 Reaper]Following requested purchases of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator/Reaper-series unmanned air vehicles by France and the Netherlands in recent weeks, the USA’s backing of an export licence for India but a rejection for Jordan have raised questions over how much potential the UAVs really have outside of NATO. Later this year, General Atomics is expected to take an MQ-9 Reaper out of storage to deliver to the French air force, Flightglobal understands. On 5 February, the US Air Force announced a plan to award the company $3.8 million to return the airc... more »

IAI Completes Test-Flights Of Multi-Sensor Electro-Optical Payload For Drones

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: M-19HD]Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) innovative M-19HD payload has successfully completed all airborne test-flights on manned and unmanned platforms. Local and international customers have shown interest in the novel electro-optical payload and advanced negotiations are underway. The M-19HD is a true High-Definition, compact, multispectral, multi-sensor, single line-replacement unit (LRU) payload (simultaneously incorporating up to 7 sensors). Read more

This Is Russia’s Unmanned Armed Combat Robot Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Whether it is or not connected to what's currently going on in Ukraine, one thing is certain, neither of the parties involved will stop from pushing the weaponry development forward. And since the unmanned vehicles are the new trend, Russia is also planning to build its own fleet of remote-controlled ground robots that will be used in mine clearing missions. We’re looking at unmanned tracked robots with a weapon station on top that are currently being tested in the ex soviet country and that will eventually be used by their Strategic Missile Forces. Read more

First prying plane to be handed over to IAF in June

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Embraer EMB-145I]The Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive the first Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system - Prying Plane -- by June this year. Dr K Tamilmani, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director-General (Aero), said that the second aircraft will be handed over to the IAF in September for user evaluation trials. He said the third aircraft will be arriving in Indian by July this year. The AEW&C systems are built on a modified Embraer EMB-145I aircraft from Brazil. The two aircraft had extensively undergone flight trials in air bases in Benga... more »

Hope for new RAF patrol planes to replace Moray nimrods

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Nimro(a)d]Fresh hopes have been raised that the UK Government is planning to finally replace the scrapped fleet of Moray-based Nimrod aircraft. Defence Minister Mark Francois has confirmed that a scheme which maintains the training of staff formerly based at RAF Kinloss has been extended. Military chiefs have repeatedly been accused of leaving a major capability gap by axing the Nimrod MRA4 contract in 2010. Read more

Fukushima fallout suit: 'Sailors were marinating in radioactive particles'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Ronald Reagan Washdown]There is a group of sailors and Marines, some from right here in the Northwest, who consider themselves warriors, wounded in a battle they didn't realize they were fighting against an enemy that's both terrifying and invisible: radiation. It happened in 2011, right after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Now that group is suing over debilitating and even fatal diseases that may not show up for years. In March and April of that year, the front line for the US Navy's 7th Fleet was the coast of Japan. When the 9.0 earthquake struck, followed... more »

The Enigma of Rudolf Hess and his Controllers

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
*General Karl Haushofer and Rudolf Hess, c.1920* According to the American military attaché at the London embassy, who claimed to have spoken with Hess after the latter arrived in England, the Deputy Fuhrer supposedly confessed to a British psychiatrist sent to examine him that the Nazis were on the verge of obliterating the Jews *(Louis Kilzer, Churchill's deception. The Dark Secret that Destroyed Germany (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994), pp. 60-2). * Moreover, author Alfred Smith relates that on *May 13, 1941*, only three days after Hess landed, Churchill sent a memo to hi... more »

INS Viraat to be decommissioned in 2016

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Viraat (R22)]The Navy is learnt to have taken the call to retire the decrepit warhorse INS Viraat, the aircraft carrier that has had a service life of 56 years as on date — first as HMS Hermes in the Royal British Navy and in its present avatar since 1987. Viraat — which saw action in the Falklands War and remained for well over a decade the sole aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean region following the decommissioning of the first Indian carrier INS Vikrant in 1997 — is slated to have a grand farewell at the International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam in February 2016. ... more »

Proof That the Human Body is a Projection of Consciousness

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
All writers tackling the problem of consciousness make the same natural error. They think consciousness is ephemeral and by inferance less information dense than our physical bodies when it is quite the reverse. To hold the same amount of information in the physical, our physical bodies would need to be the size of Earth. Thus it becvomes obvious that our consciousness or spirit body operates the machinery of our physical bodies. This is a pretty serious leap in perception. It thus makes perfectly good sense that our spirit body is able to effectively produce miracles in te... more »

Scientists give Graphene one more Quality – Magnetism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: A diagram of the magnetized graphene (Image: Shi Lab, UC Riverside)] I think we are running out of tricks to add. Graphene has certainly proven amenable to all types of clever manipulation. Graphene is now working its way into our industrial supply chain and will ultimately be everywhere. It is just too useful. The only comparable needing the same type of engineering input is the lowly transistor which is now also everywhere. In time we will fabricate those directly onto a graphene skin as well. How about a graphene layer embedded onto our skull bone? This wil... more »

Something Really, Really Terrible Is About to Happen to Our Coral

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Continuing warm conditions are producing an accelerated cycle of Ei Nino like conditions which has the impact of producing bleached corals. This is obviously not happy news. There is some evidence that those temperatures have slipped somewhat but not enough yet. That will take a temperature crash which i suspect is more likely than say an additional half degree lift. We will likely see an abrupt reversal in the Antarctic first. Again this all conforms to a slowly moving circumpolar cycle in the primary current that extends through forty years at least and possibly through a... more »

Genetic Memory: How We Know Things We Never Learned

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is really all about a failure to communicate. Our consciousness has all this innate capacity but then must instruct the physical mind to process this information and express it in terms of our language tools. It has nothing to do with genetics at all and it more a matter of physical flaws and simple luck or a whack to the head. From observation those who do luck out are often otherwise incapacitated in life in many ways. They need to be able to park these abilities and focus on mastering life skills. It is not necessary a blessing although it would be for an already matu... more »

Government to support Dagdiesel Factory

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Dmitry Rogozin]Russian Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin supervising the military industry promised Dagdiesel financial support from the government to realize its modernization process. Dagdiesel, as he said, was one of the largest military enterprises, specializing in production of torpedoes for submarines. The enterprise is on the edge of bankruptcy in the light of the events in Ukraine because it can no longer cooperate with the country, RIA Novosti reports. Read more

Scrap-or-sink question on Sindhurakshak

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: sindhurakshak salvage]The Admiralty has a new problem with the INS Sindhurakshak submarine that torpedoed itself and sank in the naval dockyard in Mumbai on August 14, 2013, killing 18 of its crew. The sinking was the Indian navy's biggest peacetime loss of a potent platform. Technically, the Sindhurakshak is yet to be de-commissioned and is still counted among the 14-submarine fleet of the navy's "silent arm". But the Admiralty knows the Sindhurakshak will never sail or dive on its own again. The sub was salvaged from the waters by a US-based firm that was contracted for ab... more »

Welfarism 31: More CCT and Subsidy Programs Won't Solve Self-inflicted Povertye

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
More welfare and subsidy programs for the poor, are they really needed? Let us count the existing ones, at least the major subsidy programs: 1. Books and education for the poor, via DepEd, CHED, TESDA, LGUs. 2. Medicines and healthcare for the poor, via DOH, PhilHealth, LGUs, UP-PGH, PCSO/PAGCOR health vouchers, WHO/USAID/WB/ADB foreign aid in health. 3. Housing and relocation for the poor, via NHA, PagIBIG, NHMFC, LGUs, etc. 4. Land redistribution and irrigation for the poor, via DAR, NIA, DPWH, LGUs, etc. 5. Tractors, credit, seeds for the poor, via DA, LGUs, etc. 6. Rural roads and b... more »

Fool Geithner  (USAID-CIA-Crony Ukraine/U.S.'s Foreign-Policy Grand Bargain As It Goes Over Edge)  House of Cards Redux

Geithner embarrasses self again (by opening mouth). As usual. Timothy Geithner’s penchant for speaking about things he does not care enough about to get right has led to him uttering many of the most cringe-worthy phrases about the economic crisis. The latest example is in David Axelrod’s new book about the Obama administration’s response to the financial crisis. This column was prompted

Gregory Mannarino, “Millennial's WAKE UP! Because It's Your Blood, Your Lives, On The Line.”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“Despite the stock market at near all time record highs, the United States is flatlining. Where is the proof? • In the year 2000 the population of the United States was 281,421,906 and there was 153,318,690 in the workforce. • Today, 2015, the population of the United States is 320,316,180 and there is 148,281,731 people in the workforce. • In the year 2000 the national debt was under six trillion dollars, today it is more than THREE TIMES THAT at over 18 trillion dollars. • Today over 53 million Americans are receiving food stamps and more than 85 million are on Medicaid. The sad ... more »

US Army Europe Commander: U.S. Will Send 600 Paratroopers To Ukraine To Train Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
U.S. Army Europe commander Ben Hodges speaks as Polish general Boguslaw Samol stands during news conference during a visit to the Multinational Corps Northeast, NATO base at Szczecin in north-west Poland February 11, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Cezary Aszkielowicz/Agencja Gazeta *Reuters*: *U.S. army to train Ukrainians in March: commander U.S. army Europe* *(Reuters) - U.S. Army Europe commander Ben Hodges said on Wednesday the U.S. army will provide training to Ukrainian troops battling Russian-backed separatists in the country's east.* *WNU Editor:* News of direct U.S. military invol... more »

The Putin - Poroshenko Handshake

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *Here's Putin rubbing his hands together after addressing Ukraine's president at peace talks* *Ukrainian President Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart reluctantly shook hands before sitting together with Germany’s Merkel and France’s Hollande to broker a deal on Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday.* *WNU Editor:* The above video clip is priceless. I can spend hours just analyzing everything about it.

Pakistani Defense Minister talks tough on Taliban and warns India against any aggressive move

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Pakistan is unfriendly towards India and Afghanistan, and it doesn't hide its support for Jihadist terrorists anymore. It is proud of poking their eyes, thinking it is so tough and mighty. But it will complain all day long when the two team up and direct their combined fury towards it. It is insecure yet overconfident, recklessly giving terrorist groups protection. It is a destabilizing state that is running around in circles with no vision for building peace in its own country and in its region. Relying on nuclear weapons, foreign aid, and Saudi-financed Jihad for defence is stup... more »

Ukraine Peace Talks Still Continuing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#Minsk talks could last for another 5 or 6 hours – Poroshenko admin dep. head LIVE UPDATES http://t.co/HvUWtkhSe7 pic.twitter.com/D7UAQn4rai — RT (@RT_com) February 12, 2015 *WNU Editor*: The Telegraph has just stopped their live updates, but RT is still providing live coverage. *'Normandy 4' Ukraine peace talks in Minsk LIVE UPDATES *-- RT *Ukraine crisis: Minsk peace talks - as it happened *-- The Telegraph RT has a live camera at the conference center. That link* is here*. I was once in a trade delegation where we had to negotiate with a Chinese group on a business deal ... th... more »

State Dept: U.S. Not 'Being Run Out of Town' Despite Abandoning 3rd US Embassy in Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* Three and counting ....

Calling all Wellington liberty lovers

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Here’s message for all Wellington liberty lovers. Yes, yes, I *know* it’s addressed as a message for *students.* But if you’re in Wellington and you’re not a student, then just throw money … Hi All I'm sending this message to you because I believe you may be interested in the Students for Liberty movement (SFL), and potentially supporting it here in New Zealand. The reason I'm writing to you is to alert you of several facts. Firstly, we've just created our own Wellington group. Wellington Students for Liberty, which is part of the our regional group, Australia and New Ze... more »

Musical Interlude: Merlins Magic, “Heart Of Reiki”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Merlins Magic, “Heart Of Reiki” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG_Q-HLjqhE

U.S. Marines Surender Their Weapons To The Rebels In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Official: Houthis take U.S. vehicles, weapons in Yemen* *Sanaa, Yemen (CNN)Houthi rebels took all U.S. Embassy vehicles parked at the Yemeni capital's airport and wouldn't let departing U.S. Marines take their weapons with them, a top Sanaa airport official said about the latest evidence of unrest in an Arab nation long seen as key in America's fight against terrorists.* *WNU Editor*: For a U.S. Marine this must be humiliating. Reports are also coming out that the U.S. embassy has been looted .... if true .... expect even more disturbing images to be released soon.

Cancer Diaries III

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
When I checked out of Glendale Memorial Hospital, they set me up with a home care nursing service. A physical therapist comes twice a week and a nurse comes twice a week. My first impression was that it was, at least partially, a Medicare scam. However, the physical therapist is helping me rebuild muscle and regain my balance after two weeks of basically laying on a hospital bed, so I'm finding some real value there. I suppose I was put off when the first representative of the company came by and asked me to sign a bunch of papers without telling me what they were offering. In fact... more »

The Plains of San Agustin Crash Revisited

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Since it has been brought up here in the last couple of days, and since we might have beaten the Roswell Slides issue to death, at least for the time being, I thought we might look at the Plains of San Agustin crash scenario once again. Remember, to disagree with me doesn’t make you a liar, just someone with a different opinion. When you don’t bother with searching all aspects of an event, then you become an advocate for that event. I have looked into this case for a long time, and given everything that I have found, I simply cannot shoe horn it into a July 1947 time frame. You mig... more »

Doubts Are Being Raised On The Effectiveness Of The Chinese Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo: World Affairs Board *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat:* *Is the Chinese Military Weaker Than We Think?* *A new report highlights the unpreparedness of the Chinese military for modern conflict.Today, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) published an assessment on the weaknesses of the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). While the report, compiled by the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD), points out that “the PLA’s capabilities have improved dramatically,” it also notes “potentially serious weaknesses” that could “limit [the PLA's] ... more »

Quote of the afternoon: Is a heavy concentration of industry destructive to human life?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
"If it were true that a heavy concentration of industry is destructive to human life, one would find life expectancy declining in the more advanced countries. But it has been rising steadily… Anyone over 30 years of age today, give a silent 'Thank you' to the nearest, grimiest, sootiest smokestacks you can find." - Ayn Rand, from her article “The Anti-Industrial Revolution” Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Newtimes Energy LTD. Enters BC`s LNG GAME, Proposing a 100 percent foreign built Floating facility

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
Another LNG entrant has arrived on British Columbia`s shoreline... NewTimes Energy LTD has filed for an export license to ship LNG from British Columbia.. This particular project has no need to acquire a big land site for their proposal. The company only needs a natural gas line from northeast British Columbia to the coast.. Why you ask this company does not require land? This project won`t require anything from British Columbia except the natural gas to liquefy.. This facility will be built in South Korea and be barged to British Columbia where it will then be hooked up to a... more »

Russia Has Developed A New Tank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Experimental tank "Object 640" "Black Eagle" is probably 2010 ( http://www.militaryphotos.net ). *Samuel Bendett, The Compass/Real Clear World*: *Russia Rolls Out Some New Military Hardware* *Russia's drive to modernize its military is in full swing, and the country appears ready to equip its armed forces with the latest and most modern mechanized platforms. The first batch of Armata battle platforms - vehicles specifically geared to face modern military challenges - is expected to arrive this month. The new tank will make an appearance in the May 9 military parade that marks the ... more »

Goodbye Curly Top

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juve... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 11, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Noah Feldman, Bloomberg: **First Weapons, Then What for Ukraine?* *Should the U.S. arm Ukraine for its fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin? Before you say “Duh,” consider this: Arms shipments alone are almost never enough to enable a smaller, weaker actor to defeat a big-time power. If the U.S. commits itself to sending arms to Ukraine, it’s signing up for more than military aid. When Ukraine needs more help, America’s credibility will be on the line -- and pressure will be great to escalate even to the point of air support.* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- ... more »

Feb. 11: It's insane

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chapel-hill-shooting-three-young-muslims-gunned-down-in-north-carolina-at-their-family-home-10037734.html?utm_source=indynewsletter&utm_medium=email11022015 Take a look at the site above. Look at those young people who were murdered. They're Muslims. You can tell from the evil you see in their faces, can't you? Who murdered them? Forget the lout (who isn't a Muslim) with the gun. Ask what made the lout with that gun. It was our news media and our politicians with their endless creation of hatred and fear. That's what made him. Editor... more »

Dollars and pieces of eight

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Why Is The Dollar Sign A Letter S?] Ever wondered why we use the dollar in New Zealand, instead of the pound, and where the name and the “dollar” symbol come from? Read on, and be ready the next time that question comes at you in the pub. The name comes from one part of the world, Czechoslovakia, and the symbol from another, Spain and the New World – and our adoption of both in New Zealand was the decision in the end of one Robert David Muldoon, who drove NZ’s changeover from pound to dollar. We could have had a crown, a double crown, a doubloon, a fern, a royal, a tūī, a... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The striking spiral galaxy M104 is famous for its nearly edge-on profile featuring a broad ring of obscuring dust lanes. Seen in silhouette against an extensive bulge of stars, the swath of cosmic dust lends a broad brimmed hat-like appearance to the galaxy suggesting the more popular moniker, The Sombrero Galaxy. *Click image for very large size.* Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based Subaru data have been reprocessed with amateur color image data to create this sharp view of the well-known galaxy. The processing results in a natural color appearance and preserves details often ... more »

“Bloom Where You Are Planted: Now Is the Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Bloom Where You Are Planted: Now Is the Time”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “The time to blossom is now, not sometime in the future when you believe the stars will be aligned for you. Having a vision for our future that differs from our current circumstances can be inspiring and exciting, but it can also keep us from fully committing to our present placement. We may become aware that this is happening when we notice our thoughts about the future distracting us from our participation in the moment. We may find upon searching our hearts that we are waiting for some future time or ... more »

Seymour: A libertarian, but not as we know it?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I’m not sure that ACT’ David Seymour would describe himself as a libertarian, but in this challenge over his refusal to support a voluntary euthanasia bill, he seems distinctly uncomfortable about being called a “social liberal.” Seymour’s challenger Mark Hubbard claims this is just a further desertion of ACT’s claimed classical liberal position. And perhaps Jason Brennan’s “Neoclassical Liberal” would be the more accurate description anyway of someone whose maiden speech promotes “maximising” individual freedom primarily on the grounds of “efficiency” in delivering wealth for an... more »

World News Briefs -- February 11, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Obama asks Congress to authorize U.S. war on Islamic State* *(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent Congress his long-awaited formal request to authorize military force against Islamic State, meeting swift resistance from Republicans as well as his fellow Democrats wary of another war in the Middle East.* *MIDDLE EAST* Obama asks fresh war powers, *says IS group 'going to lose'*. Obama says special forces could target IS leaders. Syrian government troops *advancing south of Damascus*. Syrian army, Hezbollah advance in campaign *against rebels in sou... more »

Chet Raymo, “Examination Of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Examination Of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo “I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery”, a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade- the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesapea... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.


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"Hope gives us the courage to confront our circumstances and the capacity to surmount them." - Jerome Groopman

The Poet: Maya Angelou, "When Great Trees Fall"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"When Great Trees Fall"* "When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly, see with a hurtful clarity. Our memory, suddenly sharpened, examines, gnaws on kind words unsaid, promised walks never taken. Great souls die and our reality, bound to them, takes leave of us. Our souls, dependent upon their... more »

"The Wisdom Of James Baldwin"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become, and they pay for it, very simply, by the lives they lead.” “Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings to what one knew, or dreamed that one possessed. Yet, it is only when a man is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream he has long cherished or a privilege he has ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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Senile Traitor and War Criminal to Endorse Jeb Bush?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Henry K*: *Remember the last time he picked our next president?* *by Noah* The *New York Observer*, a Manhattan-based weekly newspaper, is reporting that Henry Kissinger will be throwing his weight behind the candidacy of Bush Crime Family member Jeb Bush by endorsing his candidacy for president tomorrow at a fund-raiser being held by Bush's interestingly named "Right to Rise PAC." It's a move that should forever be known as the political equivalent of syphilis endorsing gonorrhea. Bush, whose real name is John Ellis Bush (the name "Jeb" should be considered a bit of marketing or... more »

This Ukrainian Politician Tries To 'Straddle' Both Sides

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kyiv on July 27 *David M. Herszenhorn, New York Times*: *Friend of Putin Assumes Role of Negotiator in Ukrainian Conflict* *KIEV, Ukraine — Viktor V. Medvedchuk often turns up in places where only buddies of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia get to go, like the V.I.P. section at a Formula One championship in Sochi, Russia, in October. He sat just a few feet from Mr. Putin next to the actor Steven Seagal, another pal of the Kremlin leader.Mr. Medvedchuk’s close ties to Mr. Putin are no secr... more »

Supplemental: The fuller extent of what Rand Paul said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015Should this have been reported:* Here at THE HOWLER, we won’t be voting for Rand Paul. That said, we also wouldn’t vote for some of the recent journalism concerning Senator Paul. With that in mind, we’ll show you some of the things he recently said about vaccines. First, let’s look at what Nicholas Kristof wrote at the start of Sunday’s column. He gave a rather standard account of what Paul had said. Headline included: KRISTOF (2/8/15): *The Dangers of Vaccine Denial* In a few backward parts of the world, extremists resist universal childhood vaccin... more »

Transpicuous News Midweek Report, February 11, 2015

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Ukraine Is Having Problems Finding Conscripts For Its Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukrainian servicemen ride in a tank past outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, where fierce fighting has been going on. Photograph: Reuters *The Guardian:* *Ukraine: draft dodgers face jail as Kiev struggles to find new fighters* *Journalist Ruslan Kotsaba, arrested after refusing to fight in video addressed to Petro Poroshenko, is among many weary of conflict that has killed 5,000* *Previous Post*: Ukraine's Anti-War And Anti-Draft Movement Is Growing *WNU Editor*: This Guardian post confirms what my friends in Ukraine are telling me .... it is the Western part .... the region wh.


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