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Thursday, February 19, 2015

19 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

12:04am MST

Is Russia Building A Giant New Aircraft Carrier?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 minutes ago
Russian Aircraft Carrier “Kuznetsov,” January 1996. WIKIMEDIA/Commons *David Axe, Reuters:* No, Russia isn’t building a giant new aircraft carrier *The Kremlin is preparing blueprints for a huge new aircraft carrier, Russian media reported in early February, to replace its navy’s current flattop, the relatively small and aged Admiral Kuznetsov.* *Moscow’s new carrier, however, is likely to remain a paper concept. A quarter-century after the Soviet Union’s collapse, Russia lacks the money, expertise and industrial capacity to build aircraft carriers.* *WNU Editor:* David Axe's analy... more »

Germany Voices Its Fears That The Ukraine Crisis Could Develop Into 'A 'Large Scale War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Zero Hedge*:* US Sends "Tankbuster" Jets To Europe Over Russia Fears After Germany Says "A Large Scale War Could Develop"* *Karl-Georg Wellmann, a lawmaker in Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union has warned that, despite its efforts to avoid arms being provided to Ukraine, Germany "will no longer be able to stop weapons deliveries from from the U.S. and Canada." Almost too coincidental to these comments, CNN reports, the U.S. Air Force is sending its A-10 "tankbusters" back to Europe in order to "increase rotational presence in Europe to reassure our allies and partner nat... more »

Cartoon For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
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Ukraine's Second Front Is It's Economy, And They Are Also Losing That War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CNBC*: *Ukraine GDP tanks 15% as fighting drags on* *As the supposed cease-fire in Ukraine fails to end the bloodshed in the east of the country, fresh data on Tuesday showed the extent of the pain being felt within the country's economy.The country - ravaged by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatists – posted a fall in gross domestic product (GDP) of 15.2 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine on Tuesday morning. The figures also showed a 3.8 percent fall from the previous quarter amid the... more »

ISIS Is A FRAUD And A CIA/Mossad Front: This Article By Investment Watch Blog Says It All About How Gullible Most Americans Truly Are!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
I still cannot understand most people.... I went out to my local coffee shop just the other day, and I again could not help but overhear some of the conversations that many were having at surrounding tables.. My ears really lit up when I overheard one patron talk to another and talk about how dangerous "ISIS" was, and how it was important that we support our (criminal) Federal Government in Ottawa in its (fraudulent) "war on terror".....It does appear that many Canadians are still too gullible and stupid to see that they are being played as suckers and that there absolutely is NO "w... more »

Sharing Resources via Second-Hand Stores

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 2 hours ago
This month we asked how you share resources. Let's take a look at the results: [image: Sharing Resources via Second-Hand Stores] Other: - The Little Free Library movement lets you share with passer's by by simply placing a waterproof place for books to pass around. - Picking up furniture being given away on the street - We love Nextdoor.com for our neighborhood and also use the "Free" section on Craigslist a lot - it's amazing what kind of stuff people want, from bubble wrap to old paint and more :) - When I buy things at the store I try to buy those with contai... more »

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko Is Calling For UN Peacekeepers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko) *Washington Post*: *Rout has Ukraine pleading for peacekeepers* *Ukraine’s leader urged the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in the country’s easternmost regions to fortify a crumbling truce after government troops relinquished a strategic rail hub to pro-Russian rebels.* *President Petro Poroshenko said a potential peacekeeping mission was part of his discussions last week with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, he said. Peacekeepers should ... more »

The Global Warming Fraud: Bad News For Warmists - Sun Has Entered Weakest Solar Cycle In A Century

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I do sometimes feel that I must apologize to my readers... I again have been busy over the last few days doing some major work around the house and taking care of some personal and family business... The writings at this blog therefore do suffer from time to time... Someone recently got into an argument with me over the issue of "Global Warming".... He of course has been completely brainwashed by the bullshit coming out from the Jew spew media and our own governments that continue to preach that in spite of all the evidence to the contrary and the fact that this winter has been unus... more »

Trellising

risa bear at A Way to Live - 3 hours ago
Yesterday, I set poles for peas. They aren't exactly peasbrush, but they are shorter than beanpoles, usually do the job and are easy to take down and re-use. If the peas have trouble finding them I can add string or enough twigs to get the ball rolling. I plant peas, beans and corn standing up (old body). The pipe shown is aluminum, bent at one end, a bit of salvage from an old umbrella tent. Drag the pipe toward you, so that it sinks into the ground a bit, then drop the seed down the pipe, then bash around a bit to cover the seed. Skip a few inches and repeat. Here's a shot fr... more »

Draft Doging Is Huge In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Alec Luhn, Foreign Policy*: *The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine* *The country’s struggling army is trying to replenish its ranks. But with its forces taking a pounding in the east, Kiev is discovering that new recruits are making themselves scarce.* *KIEV, Ukraine — Roman has been dodging the draft for almost a month now.* *A long-time political activist and accountant in Lviv, in Western Ukraine, he no longer lives where he’s registered at his parents’ house in a small village outside the city, so he wasn’t there when the local draft board tried to serve him notice on Jan. 16. His fat... more »

Debaltseve In Ruins (As Seen From A Drone)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*BBC:* *Ukraine ceasefire: Drone footage shows Debaltseve damage* *Footage recorded by a drone flown over Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine by charity fund Army SOS has emerged, showing damaged buildings and evidence of shelling.The Ukrainian president says his forces are making an "organised" withdrawal from the town.* *WNU Editor:* For the residents who live there and for those who know the town .... these images are heartbreaking.

Ukraine War News Updates -- February 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Independent:* *Ukraine crisis: Hollow posturing as Kiev's troops make bitter retreat from besieged Debaltseve* *Some of the soldiers were agitated, others euphoric. Shouts of “Glory to Ukraine” went up, and victory salutes were brandished. Yet their posturing seemed hollow, given the operation they were engaged in: Ukraine’s withdrawal from Debaltseve, after days of fighting against Russian-backed rebels in the strategic town.* *The vehicles came thick and fast. Tanks, armoured cars, trucks, school buses, ambulances — a lot of ambulances; the evacuation used whatever transpo... more »

Tales From The Surveillance State: The NSA Can Spy On Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
I guess it would be terribly naive to assume the U.S. *hasn't* embedded the technology to spy on everyone everywhere when the opportunity is available. Buying American computing systems-- not to mention weapons systems-- has always had that obvious downside. Monday evening, Nicole Perlroth and David Sanger, writing for the *NYTimes* reported on the claims a Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, that the NSA has found a way to permanently embed surveillance and sabotage tools in computers and networks it has targeted in Iran, Russia, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and other cou... more »

Is The Islamic State Harvesting Organs For Money?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *UN urged to investigate ISIS's bloody trade in human organs after Iraqi ambassador reveals doctors are being executed for not harvesting body parts * ** Iraqi ambassador says corpses are being found with missing body parts* ** Victims have been found in mass graves close to ISIS stronghold Mosul* ** Mohamed Alhakim says doctors are killed if they refuse to harvest organs* ** Horrifying trade in human organs is boosting ISIS' $2 million-a-day income * *WNU Editor:* There is no proof that they are doing this .... but then again .... nothing about this group surprises me... more »

Rudd's Doomed Plan to Use Public University $ to Fund Bogus Relay Teacher Program Slogs On

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Over the past two weeks, the embattled U of Memphis president, David Rudd, has promised meetings that were later cancelled, has pretended to put the Relay program on hold while proceeding with the plan, and has called for a "task force" to stall resistance as the Relay giveaway moves forward. Today's Commercial Appeal has a update on where things stand, and in doing so, offers some insight into the depth and breadth of the resistance to Rudd's losing scheme. The only people supporting Rudd at this point are the profiteers and officials who stand to benefit by the privatizing of Mem... more »

Thorne Dreyer : RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Recent shows include lively, timely interviews and musical performance

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
Listen to podcasts of shows with Dale Watson & Rosie Flores; Jonah Raskin; Victor Pickard; Paul Krassner, David Hamilton & Steve Weissman; Gus Speth; Powell St. John & Spencer Perskin; Jesse Dayton; Philip Russell & Johnny Hazard; Erika Wurth & … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *RAG RADIO PODCASTS* | Recent shows include lively, timely interviews and musical performance

Anti-Labour bias at the BBC? What a fiction!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
Allison Pearson in The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/bbc/11420489/Anti-Labour-bias-at-the-BBC-What-a-fiction.html has an interesting angle on the perniciousness of the BBC's anti Conservative bias. 'The Left has no monopoly on virtue and kindness, no more than the Right has the monopoly on greed and hypocrisy. Can we see a contemporary BBC drama about that, please?'

President Obama: 'We Are Not At War With Islam'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*ABC News*: *President Obama Says ISIS 'Not Religious Leaders, They are Terrorists'* *President Obama rejected the notion today that groups like ISIS are operating from a religious foundation -- but labeled them simply as terrorists, adding that the United States is at war with those who have “perverted Islam.”* *“Al Qaeda and ISIL and groups like it are desperate for legitimacy. They try to portray themselves as religious leaders, holy warriors in defense of Islam,” Obama said at the White House. “We must never accept the premise that they put forth because it is a lie. Nor shou... more »

Sybil Leek, Ronald Reagan, MK-OFTEN and Manson

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
" A few months later, an English witch, *Sybil Leek*, was standing on the deck of a Dutch ocean liner sailing to the United States A pleated chiffon scarf wrapped around her brown, frizzy hair billowed in the wind like a swirling sorcerers hat rocking her hulking frame back and forth in gold sandals with red tics looped between fleshy toes, she was an unforgettable sight to the other passengers-all 275 pounds of her Green mascara dripped from her eyes, snake bracelets curled up her chunky arms, and a crystal pendant heaved up and down on her enormous bosom. *The high priestess ... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 19th February)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 6 hours ago
Cameron wants young people to work 30 hours a week for benefits in new Tory plan The proposals would put young adults who have been out of work, education or training for six months (“neets”) into compulsory community work such as making meals for the elderly or joining local charities. Under the scheme, Jobseekers’ Allowance would be abolished for 18 to 21-year-olds and replaced with the

Yachtsmen in the trough, again.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
I could write another post on the subject of yachtsmen in the trough, but what would be the point in repeating what has already (I think) been made plain enough about these subsidised sailors with an entitlement complex who are among the wealthiest beneficiaries in the country. I could repeat from any one of - Piss off, Grant - Team New Zealand: Sailing in Subsidised Waters - Yet another reason to dislike Team New Zealand It’s the same cronyism as the no-collapsed Sky City subsidy: an alleged economic benefit to something called “the economy” used to justify a private ... more »

"A Lesson From A Pebble"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"A Lesson From A Pebble"* by James W. Foley "Drop a pebble in the water and with just a splash it is gone; But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea. And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be. Drop a pebble in the water and in a minute you forget, But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet, And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown; You've disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone. Drop an unkind or careless word and in a minute... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Rainbow Lullaby” (Playlist)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Rainbow Lullaby” (Playlist) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1XDuQ1AdhQ&list=PLD6F3E041BF36C4B1

"A Look to the Heavens: 'Smile for the Cosmic Lens!'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Smile for the Cosmic Lens!”* by Phil Plait “That picture below is real! It’s a Hubble Space Telescope image of a cluster of galaxies with the poetic name of SDSS J1038+4849 (called that because it was first seen in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the numbers are its coordinates, like latitude and longitude, on the sky). What you’re seeing is a peculiar effect of relativity called “gravitational lensing.” You know that gravity can bend the path of an object traveling in space; an orbit is just a path bent so much one object goes around another. Gravity does this by bending space... more »

Chet Raymo, “Out Of The Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Out Of The Silence”* by Chet Raymo "A few words about Douglas Christe's “The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology”, the title of which is drawn from the 4th-century monastic writer Evagrius of Pontus: "When the mind has put off the old self and shall put on the one born of grace, then it will see its own state in the time of prayer resembling sapphire or the color of heaven." It is a beautiful image, although I am not at all sure what it means. We are separated from Evagrius by centuries, by a Scientific Revolution, by the Enlightenment. I am not suggestin... more »

"No Logical Chain..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Man thought and still thinks in images. But now our images have hardly any emotional value. We always want a "conclusion," an end, we always want to come, in our mental processes, to a decision, a finality, a full stop. This gives us a sense of satisfaction. All our mental consciousness is a movement onwards, a movement in stages, like our sentences, and every full-stop is a milestone that marks our "progress" and our arrival somewhere. On and on we go, for the mental consciousness. Whereas of course there is no goal. Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reid Standish, Passport/Foreign Policy*: *After Debaltseve, What Comes Next in the Fight for Eastern Ukraine?* *When German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande returned from Minsk over the weekend, there was a fragile hope that the cease-fire agreement they secured might halt fighting in eastern Ukraine. That hope was smashed this week in Debaltseve, a rail junction between the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.* *On Wednesday, Ukrainian forces retreated from the city, which has been the scene of intense fighting. Ukrainian President Petro Poros... more »

Fantasy-Believing Americans Again Lead US To Destruction?  (The Poor Poor Poor Rich - Are You Sobbing Yet?)

He began this exploration in his 2001 Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which traced the rise of a divisive conservatism to the 1964 Goldwater campaign. While an electoral debacle, that campaign gave political voice and organizational tools to an activist minority that hated the post–World War II consensus. Americans in that era generally believed

your world

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Using and Abusing Refute

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
There were many things in *The Telegraph*'s behaviour over yesterday's resignation of Peter Oborne I find annoying, but none so more irritating than a moment in their press release. The offender is highlighted in italics: Like any other business, we never comment on individual commercial relationships, but our policy is absolutely clear. We aim to provide all our commercial partners with a range of advertising solutions, but the distinction between advertising and our award-winning editorial operation has always been fundamental to our business. *We utterly refute any allegation to... more »

Obama: Let's get a bunch of people (folks) together and hold a summit to talk about violent extremism and how to stop it...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*maybe some midnight basketball would help.* On the heels of Barf Harf, from the State Department, suggesting that getting extremists jobs would stop violence, and her having to further explain to us that her statement was too "nuanced" for us run-of-the-mill plebes to understand, Obama's handlers are pulling his mouth strings up and down to allow us to hear tidbits like this: *"There is no one profile of a violent extremist or terrorist. So there is no way to predict who will become radicalized.* Around the world, and here in the United States, inexcusable acts of violence have b... more »

"The Angels will return; and when you see the one who's meant to help you - you will weep with joy..."

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
"The Angels Will Return" : The Alice Gross Case, Ritual Murder and the Strategy of Tension from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"The Angels will return; and when you see the one who's meant to help you - you will weep with joy..."* It's a distinctly postmodern phenomenon that in the media charade presented via the mass media whenever now there is a search for a missing child (roughly once every 12 months), the police pretending to investigate it now will always issue statements to the media in press conferences using the personal pronouns "I", and "me", rather than "we" in reference to their ... more »

ISA Linkage Edition

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
Welcome to sunny and warm New Orleans (or at least sunnier and warmer than wherever most of us have come from!). If you are stepping away from conferencing for a bit, here are a few good reads on the security front. I’ll likely come back in the new few days with one on energy/environment and […]

Quote of the day: But isn’t this how every house should feel?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: image] “Architect Dominic Glamuzina says [the original 1970’s house] invokes the feeling that *one should have a cocktail in one’s hand at all times while wandering through it*.” - from an article reporting on an extension to Claude Megson’s Rees House, above (part of this complex of townhouses) Quite right too. [Pic and caption above from the Auckland Architecture Archive’s excellent Megson itinerary of Auckland houses.] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

The French Invasion of Germany (1939)

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*In a German village during the Saar offensive, a French soldier looks at a poster from a German Colonial league. * *Plate at the Colonial Office in Lauterbach.* *The soldier belonged to the French 151ème R.I., 42ème Division d'Infanterie, * *September 9, 1939.* *"It is of utmost importance that we remove from our obligations everything that would deprive French government the freedom of decision on the day when Poland finds itself in war with Germany". * *Leon Noel,* *French ambassador to Poland* *October 1938* "To fight alongside our Polish friends for the common defense of our t... more »

World News Briefs -- February 18, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC:* *The Ukrainian president says his forces are making an "organised" withdrawal from the embattled town of Debaltseve.* *Petro Poroshenko said 80% of Ukraine's troops left on Wednesday morning after several days of fierce fighting.Russia said Ukrainian forces had tried to fight their way out of the town after being encircled but Mr Poroshenko insisted they were never surrounded. * *MIDDLE EAST* US has screened 1,200 moderate *Syrian rebels for training*. U.S. leads 16 more air strikes* against Islamic State: statement*. Fierce fighting near Aleppo as *UN envoy pushes truce... more »

The Race Is On For Janice Hahn's Congressional Seat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Janice Hahn As we predicted a couple months ago, progressive L.A. congresswoman, Janice Hahn, will not be running for reelection in 2016 but will run for the open seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, a far more powerful position. She told the *L.A. Times* she would be able to get a lot more done on the Board of Supervisors than in Congress. "The problem is, Washington is broken. It's increasingly mired in political gridlock, and there's virtually zero cooperation between the two parties. That's not the kind of government I grew up with... I can do more for the Los Angeles re... more »

Islamist Faction In Libya Launches Their First Air Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The military jet attack hit the airport in the western town of Zintan, in the mountains near the Tunisian border. (File photo: Reuters) *New York Times*: Islamist Faction in Libya Now Strikes From the Sky *CAIRO — The Islamist-backed faction in Libya’s civil conflict said Tuesday that it had carried out its first airstrike, targeting opponents in the town of Zintan in an escalation of the violence tearing the country apart.* *The attack occurred two days after the Islamic State, the extremist group also known as ISIS or ISIL, released a video showing fighters for one of its Libyan... more »

Canadian Sniper

Kevin Wood at The Galloping Beaver - 8 hours ago
Just in time for the Oscars!

Paulo Coelho, “Why Do That?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Why Do That?”* by Paulo Coelho “Nature is telling us: ‘Change!’ And those who do not fear the Angel of Good Fortune understand that they must go forward, despite their fear. Despite their doubts. Despite recriminations. Despite threats. They confront their values and prejudices. They hear the advice of their loved ones, who say: ‘Why do that? You have everything you need: the love of your parents, your wife and your children, the job it took you so long to get. Don’t run the risk of becoming a stranger in a strange land.’ Nevertheless, they risk taking a first step, sometimes out... more »

"What's the Malthusian Premise?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"What's the Malthusian Premise?"* by William Harris "For many natural scientists, 1859 marks the beginning of the modern era of biology. That's the yearCharles Darwin published "The Origin of Species," the book that spelled out the theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin is such a cultural icon and so closely identified with evolution that it's easy to think that he arrived at his theories in a vacuum. In reality, the father of modern biology was influenced by Thomas Malthus, who published "An Essay on the Principle of Population" in 1798. In fact, it might be said that "... more »

Musical Interlude: Era, “The Mass”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*Era, “The Mass”* - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQrnhWXmPwA • "The Mass", Latin to English lyrics translation: "Always increasing or decreasing; hateful life first oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes. Now first oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes it. Poverty, power it melts them like ice. Divano, Divano me, Divano Messius, Divano Messiah Messiah Divano, Divano me Divano, Messiah Messiah Divano. And virtue is against me in pain and exhaustion, Fate, in health, Always in this vale of tears. So at this hour without delay touch the strings... Divano, Divano me, Divano Mes... more »

Pressure Grows For Action Against The Islamic State In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Islamic State lays claim to North African outpost* *The images match the worst of Islamic State's atrocities: black-clad fighters and an English-speaking jihadist taunt the West before slaughtering their victims in orange jumpsuits on a Libyan beach.* *Their masked leader turns to the Mediterranean and points a bloodied knife towards Europe, declaring, "We will conquer Rome, God willing."* *The execution of 21 Egyptian Christians by militants in Libya proclaiming allegiance to Islamic State was an announcement that the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has spread fr... more » 
Rather reminds one of something about terrorists 

Lenten Vigils Began Today at BIW

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Today I joined a dozen others at Bath Iron Works here in Maine for the Ash Wednesday peace vigil. This event began the Lenten season vigils that will happen each Saturday from this weekend on through April 4. We'll gather from 11:30 am to 12:30 each Saturday on Washington Street in front of the BIW administration building. Each Saturday at noon there is a shift change and we'll have a chance to directly interact with hundreds of shipyard workers. Most of our signs and banners call for the conversion of the shipyard, where Navy destroyers are now made, to peaceful production. W... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by.

"Accepting Yourself: A Dynamic Choice-Maker"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Accepting Yourself: A Dynamic Choice-Maker"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "To label yourself good or bad is to think too small. There is no such thing as a good person or a bad person. There are choices and actions that lead us in different directions, and it is through those choices and actions that we create our realities. Sometimes we choose or do something that takes us in the opposite direction of the reality we want to create for ourselves. When we do this, we feel bad—uneasy, unhappy, unsure. We might go so far as to label ourselves “bad” when a situation like this arise... more »

Musical Interlude: Gary Jules, “Mad World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Gary Jules, “Mad World” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4 Sometimes, all you do is shake your head in astonishment and disbelief... - CP

How to Make Amazing Wings from Frozen Wings

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
There are few things in life yummier than chicken wings. They are a quintessential party food and the ability to coat them in your favorite sauce makes them versatile and appealing to so many. But wings at a restaurant can get expensive fast. Plus, there's all the hassle of getting to the restaurant and paying a tip, etc. So why not make them yourself? Too hard? Why not just settle for the packaged, prepared wings? Because preparing delicious, crispy wings takes as much time as baking from a package and tastes just like wings from a restaurant. And the best part? You can do it wi... more »

Free speech … but?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Denmark shooting witness Inna Shevchencko (if I said she was famous for protesting with her breasts out would that make you read on?) makes some important points about free speech. She was speaking at the event when the attack happened. The shots began while I was on stage with Swedish artist Lars Vilks, giving a speech, somewhat appropriately, on the illusion of freedom of speech. In fact I had just finished saying that "people will always say 'we are in favour of freedom of speech but...'" when I heard the shots. Almost as if choreographed to make her point. Of course the fear... more »

Every Television Newscast: Staged Reality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The news is all about artificially manipulating the context of stories. The thinner the context, the thinner the mind must become to accept it. The post Every Television Newscast: Staged Reality appeared first on Waking Times.

Three Day Summit On Violent Extremism Opens In Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN*: *Obama summit aims to battle extremists, Islamic and otherwise* *Washington (CNN)At this week's summit on combating violent extremists, President Barack Obama hopes to concoct ways to battle a threat made newly relevant by attacks in Western Europe, Canada and Australia.* *But in planning and describing the event in Washington, the White House has consistently avoided naming Islamic extremism as its central focus, and officials say the meeting isn't meant to cover only the threats posed by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria.* *More News On The Summit On Viole... more »

“Global Economy Continues To Wither As West Coast Ports Remain Shut Down”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Global Economy Continues To Wither As* * West Coast Ports Remain Shut Down”* by J. D. Heyes “Has the world's economy officially tanked? One radio talk show host thinks so, and he has some data to back it up. In a blog post on his website, Dave Hodges- host of “The Common Sense Show”- notes that economic indices are bottoming out and that's in large part due to a proposed agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Electronic Freedom Foundation describes as "a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Kiev Withdraws and Declares Victory

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Kiev troops surrounded in the city of Debalstevo have started to surrender by the hundreds to the self-defense forces. US puppet President Poroshenko declares victory as he pulls some of his troops out of their encirclement in eastern Ukraine. Several thousand more are said to still be there. What does Obama do next to save his Kiev Nazi project? Does he send in NATO war planes or drones to start bombing like he has done everywhere else - Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen? Will the Europeans finally find some courage to stand up to Washington and tell them EN... more »

U.S. Tells Europe To Keep Israel In The Dark On Iran Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman speaks to the press in Jerusalem on February 22, 2014. According to reports, Sherman cautioned her European counterparts from disclosing information to Israel on the Iranian nuclear deal (screen capture: YouTube) *David Sanger, New York Times*:* Fear of Israeli Leaks Fuels Distrust Over U.S. Talks With Iran* *WASHINGTON — With the Obama administration racing to negotiate the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of March, aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel have charged in recent days that they are being deliberate... more »

Our Au currant Ed reformers: Sheep as Ruling Class

David Greene at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
PART 3: Sheep as a ruling class. Who are we but a mirror of what we have learned over our lifetime coupled with the DNA shake we have been served? We have believed for a long time that the role of high schools and especially colleges was to prepare thinkers. That has morphed into preparing students for the specific discipline they have chosen (or have chosen for them) in which they will immerse themselves for the rest of their lives. Students arrive pre-molded by the tall tales, myths, legends, values et al. given to them by the institutions of family, community environment, relig... more »

Lou Reed is still dead, and still making headlines.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
[image: image] Lou Reed is still dead, yet he’s still making headlines. An old interview with Uncle Lou has been unearthed in which he disses the Doors and bags the Beatles -- both of which have been gleefully re-reported in the MSM, while overlooking the more important point he makes about the importance of adult music, and his role in producing it. Watch an animation of his interview to get the point yourself. Middle section. Only a journalist could miss it. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Feb. 18: paddling in the shallows...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 10 hours ago
The Feb . 17 page one story in the TandT is "Are we tough enough to outlast winter?" What a juvenile choice for a front page story! For pete's sake, we and our ancestors have lived here for centuries. But the silliness goes on. Worse, the "Are we tough enough" story is arguably the only one in Section A worth reading. This is a newspaper that talks down to us as if we were all fools. The editorial is, as usual, severely local. It's about the boot for cars. It's the second one on that demanding topic. Then there's another op ed (for, I think, a total of three on a concert at magneti... more »

Volenti or Voluntary Assumption of Risk

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
*Volenti *is a legal doctrine which states that if someone willingly places themselves in a position where harm might result, knowing that some degree of harm might result, they are not entitled to sue the person causing the harm. *Volenti* only applies to the risk which a reasonable person would consider them as having assumed by their actions; thus a boxer consents to being hit, and to the injuries that might be expected from being hit, but does not consent to (for example) his opponent striking him with an iron bar. The Court of Appeal for Ontario in Kemp v. Nguyen, 2015 ONCA 114... more »

Russia’s Massive Tesla Tower Revealed in Drone Footage

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Waking Times* - Amid economic and political instability, ingenuity often arises. 40 miles west of Moscow lies "The High Voltage Marx and Tesla Generators Research Facility." The post Russia’s Massive Tesla Tower Revealed in Drone Footage appeared first on Waking Times.

Translink Referendum Trough Sucking Pigs(and developers), Fuck Off!

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
These clowns just don`t get it, do they, Translink is a corrupt organization, it has been for years, a dumping ground for political insiders, a landing pad for those needing taxpayer gravy. Translink is broken, the BC Liberals designed Translink to facilitate their favoured projects, in particular the Canada Line... Remember the spin back then, how building the Canada Line traffic from Richmond to Vancouver would now flow smooth and easy, remember that.. How did that work out, has traffic gridlock to and from Richmond been reduced, not a chance! Guess who is lining up at the... more »

The Dual Search for the Philosophers’ Stone

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Richard Smoley,* - To say what the Philosophers’ Stone – the great goal of alchemy – is, one has to know. And to know, one must have attained it. The post The Dual Search for the Philosophers’ Stone appeared first on Waking Times.

Health: “Oh, That Statin Scam I've Talked About?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Oh, That Statin Scam I've Talked About?”* by Karl Denninger “I've maintained for several years that these drugs are poisons and utterly nobody should be taking them. Well? "In contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, we present a perspective that statins may be causative in coronary artery calcification and can function as mitochondrial toxins that impair muscle function in the heart and blood vessels through the depletion of coenzyme Q10 and 'heme A', and thereby ATP generation. Statins inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2,... more »

Supplemental: What we the liberals turned out to be like!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015Belief in evolution, the number of children in poverty:* Starting in the 1980s, talk radio became a way for conservatives to show the world that they may not always be exceptionally sharp. Alas! We liberals now make the same demonstration through our comment threads. And at our fiery liberal sites—and through the pronouncements of our liberal leaders. Two current examples: At the fiery new Salon, this headline appears above a new piece by Digby: *“GOP still party of stupid: Scott Walker, Fox News and why 2016 hopefuls must appease wing-nut base on evo... more »

B-1 Pilots Describe Their Bombing Campaign Against The Islamic State In Kobani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying over Kobanii, as seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach *Julien E. Barnes, Wall Street Journal:* *B-1 Pilots Describe Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Kobani* *For four months, the B-1B bombers of the U.S. Air Force’s 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron relentlessly hit Islamic State fighters in eastern Kobani from the air, slowly watching the line of control in that city swing back to Washington’s Kurdish allies... more »

State Department Spokeswoman Doubles Down On Her 'Jobs For Terrorists' Remarks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Marie Harf doubles down on jobs-for-terrorists: Maybe view ‘too nuanced’ for some* *State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf doubled down on her claim that the long-term solution for dealing with Islamic State terrorists was to help them with economic opportunities — help them get jobs — saying that those who criticized that notion were perhaps not smart enough to understand.* *Update*: State Department spokeswoman: Call for using jobs to combat terror ‘too nuanced’ for critics (FOX News) *Previous Post*: U.S. State Department Spokesperson: Jobs, Not Killing, T... more »

State of ​E​mergency in West Virginia After ​100-Car Oil Train Derails, Explodes​

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* There are two ends to the climate crisis story, the output end and the input end, chained together in a way that can't be broken. Each side drives the other, is needed by the other, and each side is deadly to humans. At the output end, we have carbon emission from burning fossil fuels. I've covered that topic fairly extensively, most recently here: Greenland Ilulissat Glacier Break-Up — Largest Calving Event Ever Recorded And Another — “Arctic Glacier’s Galloping Melt Baffles Scientists” Global Air Pollution Has Offset Arctic Warming By 60% For an 10,000-foot v... more »

The U.S. Has A Secret Islamic State 'Hit List'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Hill:* *US reveals hit list of top ISIS suspects* *The leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the top name on a secret hit list of terror suspects the U.S. is targeting, CNN reports.* *Officials revealed the existence of the hit list on Tuesday, identifiying Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi atop the roster. The list also includes the ISIS member known as "Jihadi John," who uses the name Jalman al-Britani, and other top operatives. Al-Britani has executed a number of the group's captives, his actions captured on graphic videos.* *WNU Editor*: Former U.S. Senator Church is... more »

Boko Haram, Explained In 3 Minutes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOX:* *Boko Haram, explained in 3 minutes* *The Islamist group Boko Haram has been launching increasingly frequent and deadly attacks in northern Nigeria over the past year, and has recently expanded into Chad, Niger, and Cameroon. Over 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes, just as Nigeria prepares for a general election. Watch the video above to learn about the roots of unrest in Nigeria.*

Nigeria Claims To Have Killed 300 Boko Haram Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Deutsche Welle*: *Nigerian army claims 300 Boko Haram fighters killed* *Nigerian forces have killed hundreds of Boko Haram extremists while recapturing the garrison town of Monguno, army sources said. The Islamist group has threatened new attacks, despite the defeat. * *WNU Editor:* A small confession .... Nigerian Army reports have no credibility in my eyes anymore. *More News On The War Against Boko Haram* Nigeria military says it kills 300 Islamists as neighbours join fight -- Reuters Nigeria military operation 'kills 300 Boko Haram militants' -- The Telegraph Hundreds of Boko... more »

Afghanistan's 'Wild West' Lives Up To Its Reputation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Financial Times *Reuters*: *Awash in opium, Afghan 'wild west' slips from Kabul's grasp* *In fields less than a 10-minute drive from the intelligence headquarters of Afghanistan's remote western province of Farah, farmers are planting their first illegal opium crop of the year.* *Taliban insurgents control half of the region bordering Iran, government officials estimate. In one district, Khaki Safed, the sacked local government chief refuses to step down.* *Worried villagers there say a former Taliban commander is leading an armed band several dozen strong who have pledged allegia... more »

Resisting NATO in Montenegro

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*Military Neutral Montenegro as a Stability Factor in the Balkans * Yes, it is a vision of the Peace Movement “No to war – No to NATO”! The idea of the presentation is primarily to present our efforts to English speaking interested subjects, and to expand and strengthen anti-NATO network globally. This all aims at the world peace, safer future and general welfare for the mankind. Because there was ENOUGH wars and shedding innocent blood! There was ENOUGH occupation of sovereign countries and confiscation of territories and mining wealth on behalf of a global super power! Our obje... more »

The Economy: “No, The Rich Have Not Gotten Poorer Since The Financial Crisis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“No, The Rich Have Not Gotten Poorer Since The Financial Crisis”* by Ben Walsh “The headline of a recent New York Times piece by The Upshot’s managing editor David Leonhardt is eye-opening and not at all subtle: “Inequality Has Actually Not Risen Since the Financial Crisis.” Unfortunately, the article that follows does not back up the sweeping conclusion of the headline. In fact, the piece, based on a new study of income inequality by George Washington University economist Stephen Rose, is misleading, and its headline is flat-out wrong. The story has two huge problems: It fails to... more »

Satire: “Jeb Bush Says He Will Harm Nation Differently Than His Brother”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Jeb Bush Says He Will Harm Nation Differently Than His Brother”* by Andy Borowitz CHICAGO (The Borowitz Report) — “In an effort to distance himself from the legacy of his brother, George W. Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will use a major foreign-policy speech on Wednesday to assert that, if elected President, he would harm the nation in completely different ways. “A lot of people are looking at me and thinking that I’m just going to be a rerun of my brother,” Bush told reporters before the speech. “They are greatly underestimating my ability to create chaos and destruction... more »

UN Report: 2014 Was The Deadliest Year For Afghanistan's Civilians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack in Kunduz province October 27, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *UN News Centre:* *In Afghanistan’s deadliest year, civilian casualties top 10,000 in 2014: UN* *Civilian casualties in Afghanistan topped 10,000 in 2014, a 22 per cent increase compared to the past year, reflecting increased ground battles between armed groups and the Government, and a drastic drawdown of Western troop presence in the country, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today. * *WNU Editor*: Here is an easy prediction .... 20... more »

World News Briefs -- February 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*France 24:* *The fall of Debaltseve, a strategic defeat for Ukraine* *Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed Wednesday that loyalist forces were withdrawing from Debaltseve, marking the abandonment of a strategic rail and road junction to pro-Russian separatist forces.* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S. leads 16 more air strikes* against Islamic State: statement*. Syrian rebels *regain ground lost near Aleppo*. Scores killed in Aleppo battles *after army offensive: Syria monitor*. The Assad regime is suffering heavy losses during one of the most* important battles of Syria's civil war*... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Religion Railroaded'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Posted on February 18, 2015 Religion Railroaded Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Feb. 18, 2015. The invaders to our land were Radicalized Christians. They were sent here under Papal Bulls to murder the Ongwe’hon:weh and steal everything we have in the name of Jesus Christ. How radical is that? Harper is part of the radicalized Christians who are still running

All the Creepy Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*John W. Whitehead* - Today, there’s little room for indiscretions, imperfections, or acts of independence—especially not when the government can listen in on your phone calls, monitor your driving habits, track your movements, scrutinize your purchases and peer through the walls of your home. The post All the Creepy Ways Big Brother Is Watching You appeared first on Waking Times.

The RCMP is Absolutely Insane

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
Check out this post by Alison at Creekside. The whole thing is terrifying, but look at this particular gem: The RCMP report then wanders bizarrely off into language treating anthropogenic climate change as some kind of hoax perpetrated by enviros. Greenpeace quotes from it : *"NGOs such as Greenpeace, Tides Canada and Sierra Club Canada, to name a few, assert climate change is now the most serious global threat, and that climate change is a direct consequence of elevated anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions which, they believe, are directly linked to the continued use of fossil... more »

Pt.2- Libya & Calls for International Strikes, Furthering the Balkanization Agenda

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
* If you haven't read Part 1, it is linked directly below: * Libya: Calls for International Strikes- Furthering the Balkanization Agenda * And so begins our look at CIA operative Khalif/a Hafta/ir* *Khalifa Haftar’s army now controls much of the eastern half of the country. * *Early last year, General Khalifa Haftar left his home in northern Virginia* —*where he had spent most of the previous two decades, at least some of that time working with the Central Intelligence Agency*—and returned to Tripoli to fight his latest war for control of Libya. Haftar, who is a mild-looking man in... more »

Study: Junk Food more Deadly than War, Famine, Genocide

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - You may already know that junk food is bad for your health, but you may not realize how bad it can be. The post Study: Junk Food more Deadly than War, Famine, Genocide appeared first on Waking Times.

LESSONS UNLEARNED: NBC News being NBC News!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015Part 3—Embellishing with the stars:* Did Brian Williams really go broke, at age 22, during his year in Kansas? Everything’s possible, of course, even if Williams has said it. And sure enough! In Sunday’s Washington Post, the paper was sticking to that familiar old story, despite a shaky source. Others have amped the story up more. Here’s how the Post chose to tell it: ROIG-FRANZIA (2/15/15): In Washington, Williams interned in the Carter White House and clerked at the National Association of Broadcasters. He met the owners of a tiny television station... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Stratfor:* *NATO Improves Readiness in Eastern Europe* *The North Atlantic Treaty Organization continues to refine its plan to set-up six new forward staging units in the three Baltic States, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. The intention is to establish so-called NATO Force Integration Units (NFIU) that would operate under the watch of Multinational Corps Northeast in Szczecin, Poland, one of the many NATO Readiness Forces headquarters. The units are being established in eastern NATO countries and will liaise directly with local militaries and political decision-makers.* *Militar... more »

Plagiarizers, Non-Profits and Lobbyists Scam Indian Country

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Plagiarizers, non-profits and lobbyists enrich themselves in Indian country  By Brenda Norrell Censored News When the casino industry took control of the national news in Indian country, reporters were replaced by stay-at-home plagiarizers. The news became sanitized, censored and manipulated.  It has been many years since I have seen a reporter from any of the national Indian

Looking for trouble

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
“If you’re looking for trouble you came to the right place. If you’re looking for trouble, look right in my face” said Elvis. I mean Evan. I missed the first part of Monday night’s Newsnight. I switched it on just as Evan was interviewing Dore Gold who was speaking on a screen from Jerusalem. Evan has trouble pronouncing “Benjamin’ and ‘Netanyahu” but he stumbled through with a rough approximation - ‘bin man’ - to ask whether Dore Gold agreed that it was impolite of Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to tell Jews they should get out of Europe “at the first sight of these... more »

Libya: Calls for International Strikes- Furthering the Balkanization Agenda

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
The New Yorker article calls what is going on in Libya "unraveling"*.* Libya is indeed unraveling, thanks to the removal/murder, by NATO, of Gaddafi.* And a plan to balkanize Libya* *Flashback- NYT's* *So Libya could devolve into two or even three pieces. The Cyrenaica National Council in eastern Libya declared autonomy in June. Southern Fezzan also has separate tribal and geographic identities. More Sahelian than North African in culture, tribes and identity, it could split off too. * There are some posts here at the blog addressing this MIHOP, on the part of the West. By creatin... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*New Orleans developer Pres Kabacoff on housing and gentrification ~Will Coviello, Gambit * *Benjamin Watson wants to talk race, sin vs skin ~WDSU* *Crawfish in short supply thanks to labor issues ~The Advertiser* *St. Bernard Parish to get 6-mile bike trail along Mississippi River ~Cain Burdeau, N.O. Advocate * *Can New Orleans Save Its Brass Bands? ~Jason Berry, Daily Beast*

The Islamic State’s Deadly Legacy, Mass Graves In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
The Islamic State has left behind a trail of death in Iraq. Well known are the corporal punishments it gives people who disobey its rules in conquered cities like Mosul. It has also carried out mass killings of members of the security forces such as at Camp Speicher after it took Tikrit in June. The extent of these murders is not known as it controls plenty of territory that is off limit to the government, journalists and human rights groups. One thing that has emerged is the discovery of a number of mass graves throughout northern and central Iraq, many coming after IS was pushed... more »

Does A 2016 Democratic Party Senate Majority Depend On Ted Strickland?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The winning formula for Ohio Democrats? Tea leaf readers in Ohio interpreted Tim Ryan's years-in-the-making switched position on Choice-- he's always been anti-Choice, has promised supporters for years he was on the verge on switching and then, last month finally did-- to mean he would be running for statewide office. The former Advisory Board member of Democrats for Life of America, Ryan has been long aware that his career would be stalled in northeast Ohio's 13th congressional district, a D+11 congressional district centered on Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley where he routinely ... more »

The Call To Arm Ukraine Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Members of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic army collect parts of a destroyed Ukrainian army tank in Vuhlehirsk, about 10 km (6 miles) west of Debaltseve, February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner *Steven Pifer, Reuters*:* How to arm Ukraine without starting World War Three* *The Feb. 12 Minsk II Ukrainian ceasefire agreement brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a fragile arrangement. Most analysts hold modest expectations. The past few days are proving them right.Separatist and Russian forces have continued their attack on Ukrainian forces at Deb... more »

ISA 2015 Update: Bloggers Win

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
Yesterday, the Governing Council met for 17 days and nights …. or about six hours to discuss the various issues on the agenda. I will not get into the details of the meeting (I live-tweeted the highlights). The key bits of news are this: I learned how to do emoji on my Ipad. The blogging […]

What Is Next In The Ukraine War After The Fall Of Debaltseve

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Joshua Keating, Slate:* The Depressingly Predictable Collapse of Ukraine’s Cease-Fire *The Ukraine ceasefire agreement signed last week in Minsk appears to be falling apart even more quickly than expected. Russian-backed separatists say they’ve taken over the town of Debaltseve, which had been the site of heavy fighting in the days leading up to the agreement’s signing. Both sides claim that Debaltseve is on their side of the ceasefire line and the agreement didn’t resolve the issue. Ukrainian military troops are trapped in the city, a key transportation hub, with dwindling suppl... more »

Ukraine President Poroshenko Admits That Troops Are Retreating From Debaltseve

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*BBC:* *Ukraine troops retreat from key town of Debaltseve* *The Ukrainian president says his forces are making an "organised" withdrawal from the embattled town of Debaltseve.* *Petro Poroshenko said 80% of Ukraine's troops left on Wednesday morning, with more to follow.* *Fighting has raged over the transport hub, with pro-Russian rebels seizing control of most areas, despite a ceasefire deal.* *WNU Editor:* Ukraine President Poroshenko calls this an organized withdrawal, pro-Russian rebels are calling this a rout with mass surrenders .... *Kiev says troops withdrawn from Deb... more »

U.S. Approves The Sale Of Armed Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft takes off from Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Photo: USAF *Bloomberg*: *U.S. Approves the Sale of Armed Drones* *The U.S. has approved its first policy for selling armed drones to allies, the State Department said.* *The new guidelines set out procedures for both commercial and military drone exports, which the department said it will assess on a “case-by-case basis,” including “armed systems.” It also seeks to impose restrictions on purchasers concerning how the unmanned systems can be used, as well as provisions for the U.S. to monitor complianc... more »

F-22 Raptors Refueling In Midair During An Airstrike Against The Islamic State (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Yahoo News/Daily Caller:* *Watch These F-22 Raptors Refuel In Midair During An Airstrike Against ISIS* *F-22 Raptors from Tyndall Air Force Base took part in airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq late last month, and while en route, refueled in midair above the Persian Gulf in this video captured aboard a U.S. Air Force KC-135.*

UN Envoy: Syrian Government Is Willing To Suspend Airstrikes In Aleppo For 6 weeks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria 'agrees to stop Aleppo strikes for six weeks'* *UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura says Damascus is prepared to suspend its aerial bombardment of Aleppo for six weeks for a trial ceasefire.Mr de Mistura said the Syrian pledge offered a glimmer of hope although it is unclear when it would take effect.* *WNU Editor*: It appears that some in the Syrian rebel opposition do not trust this UN envoy .... *Syrian insurgent group says it will not meet "biased" UN envoy* (Jerusalem Post). *More News On Reports That The Syrian Government Is Willing To Suspend Airstrikes In... more »

A Very Dangerous Man

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Stephen Harper has based his political career on the notion of austerity. Deep down, he believes it's good for the soul. But, Thomas Walkom writes, he also stands fourscore for another a-word -- absurdity. The recent arrests of two people in Halifax underscore just how absurd his new anti-terrorism legislation is: Canada’s anti-terror laws don’t criminalize actions that might cause terror. Well before the current law was enacted in 2002, it was illegal in Canada to murder people or blow up trains. Rather, they criminalize intent. It may be illegal to kill people in Canada. But i... more »

Ukraine Update: Soldiers captured during battle

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
* Following up on yesterday's post-Ukraine Separatists very close to taking control of Debaltseve* LUG/HANSKE, Ukraine -- *Under a near-constant barrage of (Ukrainian military) artillery fire*, Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels fought fierce street battles Tuesday for control of the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve, a battle impeding implementation of a peace plan. Ukraine denied rebel claims to have taken control of the town but acknowledged the separatists had seized parts of it. The battle came despite a weekend cease-fire that obliged both sides to start moving back t... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*The wicked Tom Harris* *Canadian Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition is roundly criticised for his advocacy of open discussion of climate matters in the article excerpted below. It is a rather long article so I reproduce only the preamble to it. The thing that stands out both in the preamble and in the full article is that it is totally "ad hominem". It is a discussion of persons, not of science. Not a single scientific datum on climate is discussed. It is one long logical fallacy if it is meant as support for Warmism.It is true that Harris did... more »

A Biden Bedtime Story: Who Funded and Armed ISIS

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
I have been talking about the shifting winds of the Middle East for the past week on Transpicuous News. Suddenly there is information being put out through the media that is rattling cages and, perhaps, indicating new alliances and the changing of who's working with whom, and where. In the video below, US VP Biden gives a very interesting piece of transparency about the situation in Syria, and the connection between Saudi Arabia and Turkey (to just name two), the Iran factor, and the basis of "religious war" that is behind the perceived "Terrorist War" that is playing out in Syria... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*What is an educated person?* I recently watched a fascinating documentary entitled Maidentrip about a Dutch teenage girl named Laura Dekker who is the youngest person to ever circumnavigate the world in a sailboat alone. She completed the journey at 16 years of age. She would have done it sooner but for the Dutch authorities. They filed a custody suit, seeking to prevent the teenager from embarking on the voyage. They felt that the state, not the parents, should have ultimate control over such decisions. The Dutch courts finally ruled in favor of Laura but only on the condition ... more »

What Zodiac Signs Tell About You

WTStaff at Waking Times - 19 hours ago
*Meme- *Zodiac signs can give great insights about our daily lives and help us realize various talents and special traits which we may not be aware of. The post What Zodiac Signs Tell About You appeared first on Waking Times.

9/11 attack was Zionist coup d'etat to seize power in US: Scholar

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 20 hours ago
Watch the video at http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/02/17/398032/911-attacks-was-Zionist-coup-detat * * * Other recent stories: Daniel Estulin, Scott Bennett: Why VT is the real deal - did Zionists get Estulin fired from RT? Copenhagen: Another False Flag? My debate with “Jewish & Israel News” reporter on 9/11 Putin set to drop “truth bomb” on USA US media ‘complicit in mass murder of Muslims’ Another Charlie Hebdo bombshell: Video falsified! All the World’s a Stage…for false flag terror The Great Pi Conspiracy

War against ISIS - In Context of Iraq / Syria Regional War - Updates for February 18 , 2015....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Links.... *US Will Let Syrian Rebels Call In Airstrikes* *Fearing Invasion by ISIS, Italy Set to Attack Libya* *UN Envoy: Syria Offers to Halt Aleppo Strikes for Six Weeks* *Turkey, US Agree to Train Syrian Rebels, but Not on Who Enemy Is* 167 Killed Across Iraq; Concerns Over 10,000 Women Trafficked Into Slavery ISIS Launches Major Assault on Kurdish Front in Iraq Shi'ite Militias Rush to Defend Oil-Rich Kirkuk Iraq: Sadr Suspends Two Militias After Sunni Leader's Murder In Joining War on ISIS, Egypt Is Now a Target Egyptian President Calls for UN Military Action in Libya Arg... more »

Greece Cash Runs Low , even as Greece Prepares Request For extension Of Loan Agreement With Troika ( February 18 , 2015 ) - Bonds and stocks rejoice even if the German reaction has been negative and outlook with " Institutions " aka Troika is cloudy on " loan agreement extension request....... Ukraine situation continues to see fighting at Debaltseve with Ukrainian forces trapped and either surrendering or retreating ........ additional items of note touching upon Ukraine - Russia situation .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
Tweets..... Greece..... *RANsquawk* ‏@RANsquawk 6m 6 minutes agoCity of London, London Greece likens Germany to the Nazis according to @*SkyNews*. That should help negotiations http://news.sky.com/story/1429713/ greek-insider-likens-arrogant-germany-to-nazis … *Sky News* [image: View this content on SkyNews's website] Greek Insider Likens 'Arrogant' Germany To Nazis A source close to debt repayment talks suggests Germany is behaving as if Greece is "in the 1940s, being asked to surrender". View on web *MineForNothing* @minefornothing · 1h1 hour ago GREEK GOVERNMENT... more »

Intelligence in the Cloud: Lockheed Martin and Esri Cloud Deployment Enables Geospatial Information Sharing Across Intel Community

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: ArcGIS]Lockheed Martin and Esri have deployed commercial software to the Amazon Web Services Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) environment for the first time with an intelligence community customer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), in a move that enables government agencies to better share geospatial intelligence. The deployment of the portal for Esri’s ArcGIS geographic information system (GIS) provides a single environment for analysts to securely organize and share data throughout the intelligence community and Department of Defense. It’s also the foundati... more »

France in 'final stage' of talks to sell Rafale jets to Qatar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: dassault Rafale]France is in the "final stage" of negotiations to sell up to 36 Rafale warplanes to Qatar, a senior French source involved in the discussions said on Tuesday. Manufacturer Dassault Aviation is also in talks aimed at supplying 16 of the multi-role combat jets to Malaysia and has resumed discussions over potential fighter sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the source said. "The discussions (with Qatar) are at the final stage," the source said, asking not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the discussions. Read more

New Russian Fuel Would Allow Missiles To Fly Faster Than Five Times The Speed Of Sound, Could Increase Tensions With US

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: X-51A Wave Rider]Russian military officials claim they have created a fuel that will allow missiles to fly faster than five times the speed of sound. If true, it would put Russia at the head of the pack in a growing hypersonic arms race, according to the Moscow Times. Hypersonic flight could slash missile flight times, allow missiles to avoid detection by other nations and upset the global military order. “The recipe has been created, and the energy accumulated in this fuel will enable our vehicles to exceed Mach 5,” General Dmitry Bulgakov, deputy defense minister, said on... more »

New Delhi Gets Full Access to Russian New Fighter Jet Technology

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]Indian defense companies involved in a joint project with Russia to build a Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) are satisfied with their access to Russian technologies, the Indian ambassador in Moscow said, denying media reports that Moscow withheld information from New Delhi. "We have had excellent results in our bilateral cooperation and are fully satisfied with the access to technologies that our defense enterprises get. We proceed with the same level of cooperation in the development of the FGFA," Ambassador Pundi Srinivasan Raghavan told RIA Novosti.... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“Sprawling across almost 200 light-years, emission nebula IC 1805 is a mix of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds. Derived from its Valentine's-Day-approved shape, its nickname is the Heart Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* About 7,500 light-years away in the Perseus spiral arm of our galaxy, stars were born in IC 1805. In fact, near the cosmic heart's center are the massive hot stars of a newborn star cluster also known as Melotte 15, about 1.5 million years young. A little ironically, the Heart Nebula is located in the constellation Cassiopeia. From Greek mythology, ... more »

IDF expects UGVs, robots to play ever-greater roles in combat

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
The army will deploy new unmanned ground vehicles that can carry remote-controled weapons and sensors for surveillance missions to patrol the Gazan border this year. The Tomcar-based Guardium, produced by Israeli defense company G-NIUS Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles, has spent the past six years patrolling the Gaza border, carrying out reconnaissance missions. This year, it will be replaced by a UGV called Border Patroller, which will soon enter operations. The new UGV, also produced by G-NIUS (a joint venture company established by Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Syste... more »

But what about The Crusades?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Here's some facts to put the 'What about The Crusades' excusers of Jihad in their place. Bill Warner, PhD: Jihad vs Crusades

U.S. Export Policy for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: MQ-1C Grey Eagle]The United States is the world’s technological leader in the development and deployment of military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). As other nations begin to employ military UAS more regularly and as the nascent commercial UAS market emerges, the United States has a responsibility to ensure that sales, transfers, and subsequent use of all U.S.-origin UAS are responsible and consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, including economic security, as well as with U.S. values and international standards. As a result, the United States ... more »

US Navy's P-8A Poseidon system enhancements add mission capabilities

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]The US Navy awarded a $15.5 million system development contract to Raytheon Company to develop a flexible, application-based architecture (ABA) for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The ABA will allow mission commanders to rapidly field new or enhanced capabilities through third-party software applications. Raytheon's ABA design aligns with both the Department of Defense's "Better Buying Power Initiatives" and the Navy's move towards open system architecture. "The goal is to use readily available technology to quickly upgrade the P-8A's warfighting c... more »

Air Force tests satellite network against worst-case scenario

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Airmen resolve satellite anomalies]The Air Force recently tested whether its high-powered communications satellites could be operated from a mobile ground unit in case of a nuclear war. In January, after about six months of testing, the exercise proved that the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellites could be operated remotely and securely from outside their Integrated Operations Environment. The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite system is designed to survive a nuclear war, and to keep the United States military communicating in c... more »

Players in Greece, Ukraine get tougher

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
It's been five days since the latest blog post about Greece and Ukraine. Since that time, people got increasingly used to negotiations but their positions toughened, too. The screenshot above comes from CNN. Just a few days earlier, an on-screen text in the same station talked about arms for "pro-U.S." troops in Ukraine. Now, we got a map where Crimea and Ukraine finally belong to the same country again and the country's name is Russia. Either quality control must be completely absent at CNN or these blunders are a new strategy to increase their visibility. More importantly, ... more »

Manchester fuel depot won't be privatized

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
Manchester fuel depot The Navy can’t distribute fuel more cheaply by turning over its Manchester Fuel Depot to private industry. Long-awaited results of a draft business case analysis found that Manchester provides “certain Navy-specific functions that could not be performed more efficiently by a commercial operation.” That’s a reversal of what the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Center said a year ago, when it believed industry could meet Navy Region Northwest requirements at a lower cost. Read more

GE Engine For LCA Mark II To Be Certified By End 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
GE Aviation is expecting certification of the F414 engine for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark II fighter by this year-end, Mr Nalin Jain, CEO of GE Transportation and Aviation told Defenseworld.net. GE F414 engine contract which was signed in 2011, features improved Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), single Crystal blade design, single engine safety features and other electronic advances. The LCA Mk II will feature advanced equipment, such as the active electronic scanned array (AESA) radar, upgraded avionics and electronic warfare suite, while also being capab... more »

Gosport seals £420m MoD Chinook helicopter deal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Chinook Mk3]The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a £420m contract with Boeing for the in-service support of the RAF's Chinook helicopter fleet. The five-year contract, announced by the prime minister on his visit to Portsmouth, is for the maintenance of the fleet in Fleetlands, Gosport. Other technical support will be provided from RAF Odiham in Hampshire and other sites across the UK. Read more

Russian Warship Tracked by UK’s Royal Navy in English Channel: Russia Claims It was on its Way Back to Russian Port

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Neustrashimy class FFG]The British Royal Navy has intercepted a Russian frigate and monitored its passage through the English Channel. The intercepted Russian ship was Yaroslav Mudry--the Neustrashimy class frigate was on its way back from a Mediterranean deployment. The Russian Navy's website says the ship was designed for protecting combat vessels from attacks, search, detection and tracking of submarines and also for hitting enemy ships besides providing cover for land operations, reports Sky News. On Tuesday, the Russian ship was tracked by British frigate HMS Argyll, a ... more »

Soviet subs risk 'slow Chernobyl' in Norway

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: K159 November class SSN]Nils Bøhmer, a nuclear physicist and chief executive of the Bellona Foundation, told Norway's Dagbladet newspaper that several ships and submarines deserted in the Barents and Kara Seas could start to leak radioactive waste within as little as ten years. “We fear what could be called a Chernobyl in slow motion, where radioactive waste seeps out into the sea.” he said. “The Radiation Protection Authority has estimated that it may start to leak in 10 to 15 years time.” Bellona has been campaigning for action to deal with nuclear waste in neighbouring ... more »

Russian Shipbuilder Sets Post-Soviet Record by Building 4 Nuke Subs Simultaneously

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: RFS Vladimir Monomakh]One of Russia's most prominent military shipbuilders, Sevmash in Severodvinsk, has set a post-Soviet production record for the most submarines built at one time, with four atomic-powered boats under construction in their yards. Sevmash is now building two new Borei- and Yasen-class submarines each, a rate of production unheard of in modern Russian history, according to a statement published on the shipyard's website Tuesday. The new vessels are key to Russia's two-pronged submarine modernization drive, begun under President Vladimir Putin as part of a g... more »

Vietnam-made submarine sector nearly a reality

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Truong Sa SSM]Do Thai Binh, a renowned maritime expert, said a group of students from HCM City University of Technology has tested an ROV (remotely operated vehicle), a robot submarine that is tethered to a ship, where "pilots" control its movement and actions. Binh declined to give detailed information about the ROV before the students can be sure of the test success. He also said that the path to an unmanned sub like Tianjin that China has launched into the East Sea is still thorny. However, he said only if Vietnamese begin their navigation will they be able to reach thei... more »

Govt gives nod for construction of 7 stealth frigates, 6 nuclear submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: INS Chakra]In order to strengthen country’s overall deterrent capability in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and to build a formidable blue-water navy, Narendra Modi government has sanctioned the construction of seven stealth frigates and six nuclear-powered attack submarines. The indigenous construction that will cost above Rs 1 lakh crore was sanctioned by the Cabinet committee on Security (CSS) to bolster India’s deterrent capability in IOR, especially in its primary area of strategic interest stretching from the Persian Gulf to Malacca Strait. According to a report publish... more »

Thailand: US Passionately Pleas for "Compromise"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*February 18, 2015 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Corporate-funded think tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, in their magazine Foreign Affairs, recently published an article titled, "Silencing the Shinawatras." In it, author Matthew Wheeler encapsulates current US policy toward Thailand regarding the recent ousting by military coup of its proxy regime headed by Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Wheeler claims: *At a time when the nation needs compromise, stability, and engagement across the political spectrum, Yingluck’s impeachment appears to many as a set... more »

UN Presses for "Truce" to Save Embattled Terrorists in Aleppo

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
Syria is winning the war and has absolutely no reason to show mercy for opponents that have no intention to show any for it and its people. *February 18, 2015 *(Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Curious is the United Nation and NATO's sudden interest in peace. Both organizations are suing for truces on two separate battlefields, one in Ukraine in Eastern Europe, and another in Syria's northern city of Aleppo amid a regional conflagration in the Middle East. It is curious because talks of "truces" were completely absent just as recently as 2011, when both organizations, the UN and NATO, backe... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Mysteries, Yes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Mysteries, Yes"* "Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood. How grass can be nourishing in the mouths of the lambs. How rivers and stones are forever in allegiance with gravity, while we ourselves dream of rising. How two hands touch and the bonds will never be broken. How people come, from delight or the scars of damage, to the comfort of a poem. Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads." - Mary Oliver, "Evidence"

"And Never, Never, To Forget..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget." - Arundhati Roy

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Cry Of Their Mothers..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Humanity is the spirit of the Supreme Being on earth, and that humanity is standing amidst ruins, hiding its nakedness behind tattered rags, shedding tears upon hollow cheeks, and calling for its children with pitiful voice. But the children are busy singing their clan's anthem; they are busy sharpening the swords and cannot hear the cry of their mothers." - Kahlil Gibran U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds an Iraqi child in central Iraq in this March 29, 2003 file photo. Confused front line crossfire ripped apart an Iraqi fami... more »

"Are There Any Questions?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Are There Any Questions?" by Robert Fulghum "Are there any questions?" An offer that comes at the end of college lectures and long meetings. Said when an audience is not only overdosed with information, but when there is no time left anyhow. At times like that you sure do have questions. Like, "Can we leave now?" and "What the hell was this meeting for?" and "Where can I get a drink?" The gesture is supposed to indicate openness on the part of the speaker, I suppose, but if in fact you do ask a question, both the speaker and the audience will give you drop-dead looks. And some foo... more »

Russian President Putin Calls On Ukraine Soldiers Trapped At Debaltseve To Surrender

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America*: *Putin Calls On Ukraine Troops Encircled at Debaltseve to Surrender * *Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on pro-Russian rebels to allow besieged Ukrainian troops safe passage out of the encircled town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Tuesday in the Hungarian capital, Putin also urged the Kyiv government to allow its troops to surrender.* *More News On Russian President Putin Calls On Ukraine Soldiers Trapped At Debaltseve To Surrender* Putin tells Kiev to let troops surrender as Ukraine ceasefire unravels -- Reuters Putin urges Ukraine troo... more »

Ukraine Army Squad Surrenders At Debaltseve (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* That is a lot of soldiers surrendering ... and they definitely look like a defeated army. But the surrender was in an open field .... not in the town of Debeltseve itself. And while pro-Russian rebels have said that they have taken the town .... no independent journalists have confirmed it so far.

Seven beds

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
In this heavy clay the broadfork does not sink far. I step on on side of the bar and then the other, or even climb on and dance. Eight inches of penetration is better than none. The little dangling thing is my neck knife, which will come in handy tying up the beanpoles later. I lean on the handles to lift the soil in the bed. It also helps to pull towards me a bit, rocking the forkful out of its original position some. It's not as much soil disturbance as plowing or tilling and can be done in wet soils, an advantage in clay. Fifty feet in less than an hour! In loam it would go e... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Tools

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

Turbulent Times Show DELAYED Until February 19th, At 7PM CST (8PM EST)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
*TheTurbulent Times show that we had scheduled for tonight has been delayed...* *Whitewraithe has had some issues, especially with the ice storms that are now hitting Tennessee hard, and she will be unable to get online for tonight for 7PM... We have had no choice but to delay the show until tomorrow at 7PM..* *My apologies to our readership, but sometimes circumstances do occur that are indeed out of our control...* We will be discussing a lot of current events, and Whitewraithe wants to discuss a subject that she has been wanting to talk about for quite some time, which is the ... more »

ISIS Slaughtering Egyptians in Libya by Dr. ElSayed Amin

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Title: ISIS Slaughtering Egyptians in Libya by Dr. ElSayed Amin. Source: El-Sayed Amin. Date Published: February 17, 2015.

How The U.S. And China Could Stumble Into War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
(Laris Karklis/The Washington Post) *Harry J. Kazianis, National Interest*: *5 Ways the U.S. and China Could Stumble Into War* *World War III may not be as unlikely as you think.Over the last few years, I have undertaken what most would consider a depressing assignment: debating and thinking through the possibility of a great-power war in today’s chaotic international environment. And for good reason. As Washington attempts to transition away from counterinsurgency operations and the nightmare that has become the Middle East, new challenges—many from revisionist great powers—see... more »

Cultural Impact Assessments - to protect a dump

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
If you aren’t already required to file ‘Cultural Impact Assessments’ in your area, then don’t worry, it won’t be far away – what is born in the torrid bullshit of the Resource Management Act and fermented in the fetid dreams of Auckland planners eventually filters down (or up) to the planners of lesser (or greater) burgs across the country. These ‘Cultural Impact Assessments,’ or CIAs—along with the approval of appropriate iwi (plural) --are required every time you propose a project anywhere near a site that appears in Auckland’s Proposed Unitary Plan as a purple blob. There are ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Strange”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Strange”* by Chet Raymo “In a review in the “New York Times” Book Review, Daniel Handler writes: “And strange? Well, let's get this straight: All great books are strange. Every lasting work of literature since the very weird "Beowulf" has been strange, not only because it grapples with the strangeness around us, but also because the effect of originality is startling, making even the oldest books feel like brand new stories.” Strange: Out-of-the-ordinary, unusual, curious. "The strangeness around us," says Handler. There is a paradox here. What could be less strange than the wo... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Myanmar Declares Martial Law In The Kokang Border Region

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC:** Myanmar declares martial law in troubled Kokang region* *A state of emergency has been declared in the Kokang region of Myanmar, following intense fighting between ethnic-minority rebels and the army.* *President Thein Sein has handed power in the area over to the military and imposed a three-month period of martial law.* *Fighting was triggered by the return of rebel leader Phone Kya Shin after five years of exile in China.* *Tens of thousands of refugees have been forced to flee their homes. * *More News On Myanmar Declaring Martial Law In The Kokang Border Region* Myanm... more »

"Silence from the right on James Comey's race talk" -- Jonathan Capehart wonders why our top G-man was merely "ignored" rather than "trivialized"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*FBI Director James Comey at Georgetown Thursday* *by Ken* In his column today, "Silence from the right on James Comey's race talk," the *Washington Post*'s Jonathan Capehart raises a fascinating point in the aftermath of the hard-hitting speech given by FBI Director James Comey on the subject of race and law enforcement Thursday at Georgetown University: Why, instead of cranking up the Right-Wing Noise Machine, has it been greeted with stony silence from the Right? As Jonathan points out, what Director Comey had to say wasn't all that different from what a number of other public ... more »

Apaches meet with Forest Service at Oak Flat

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Apaches at Oak Flat by Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache ... . Oak Flat Photos by Sandra Rambler On Oct. 11, 2014, San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman, Terry Rambler was joined by tribal member and spiritual leader, Larry Brown and Rice Elementary School teacher, Irene DelaRosa at a coming-of-age ceremony for Tahleeni White at Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak

Men are simply happier

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Men Are Just Happier People -- what do you expect from such simple creatures? - Your last name stays put. - The garage is all yours. - Wedding plans take care of themselves. - Chocolate is just another snack... - You can never be pregnant. - You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. - You can wear NO shirt to a water park. - Car mechanics tell you the truth. - The world is your urinal. - You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. - You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nu... more »

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: ‘We’re Not At A Time of War’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque) *Tim Mak, Daily Beast*: *Eric Holder: ‘We’re Not at a Time of War’* *The Attorney General tells reporters that the U.S. isn’t at war against ISIS—never mind all those airstrikes, and all those troops deployed in Iraq.* *U.S. and coalition forces have conducted nearly 2,300 airstrikes hitting more than 4,800 targets in Iraq and Syria since August 2014, as part of the ongoing campaign to defeat the so-called Islamic State. Three service members have already perished in these ongoing operations against ISIS.* *But accord... more »

“Welcome to World War Three”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Welcome to World War Three”* by James Howard Kunstler “In case anyone didn’t get ISIL’s message from their latest video in which 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians have their heads sawn off, here it is: “We’re executioners, not warriors.” Those gouts of blood spilled on a Libyan beach amount to ISIL’s welcome mat to the mass execution of the Euro-American west. The dignity of a funeral is not even on the program. What we’ve got now with apocalyptic Jihadism spreading clear across the region from Pakistan to Morocco, and Europe blandly ignoring it across the Mediterranean, is an epocha... more »

Kiev Refuses To Publicly Acknowledge The Disaster That Is Unfolding In Debaltseve

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Post by Max Avdeev. *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg:* *Ukraine's President Is Trapped With His Troops* *Two days after the belligerent parties in eastern Ukraine were supposed to suspend fighting, the truce is not holding. The agreement sealed last Thursday has hit the first of several predictable snags: Kiev refuses to recognize that a large number of its troops are encircled near the railroad junction of Debaltseve, and fighting rages on as these troops try to break out. Although both sides are guilty of violating the cease-fire, responsibility for preserving it is now in the ha... more »

Lest We Forget - Corporate Support for Fascism in the U.S. & Around the World

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. In his 1935 book War is a Racket, he described the workings of the military-industrial complex and, after retiring from service, became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists and church groups in the 1930s. In November 1934, Butler alleged the existence of a political conspiracy of Wall Street interests to overthrow President Roosevelt, a series of alleg... more »

Egypt gets UN Sec. Council to discuss intervention against ISIL in Libya

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*They came. They saw. They beheaded. [Insert maniacal Hillary Clinton laugh here].* The White House has the gall to criticize Egyptian air strikes against ISIS in Libya. They helped create the chaos there so they should shut up about what Egypt is doing in Libya. They should be saying thank you instead. Egypt is doing the world a favour. It is fixing what was broken in 2011. This is retaliation, not aggression. The longer the chaos festers in Libya the stronger ISIS gets, which is what Washington wants. Egypt should stomp out ISIS, if they can, before this genocidal group establish... more »

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