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Thomas Paine

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Monday, February 23, 2015

23 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

11:10pm MST

It Costs A Lot To Monitor A Suspected Terrorist Or Militant

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 minutes ago
French authorities had removed Said Kouachi and his brother Cherif, the gunmen who attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris (seen at rear), from the intelligence watch list. Still from video in Paris, January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV *David Wise, Reuters*: *How much does it cost to watch a suspected militant? Lots.* *In 2011, U.S. intelligence informed French authorities that a French citizen had slipped into Yemen, probably for terrorist training. In November, the French security services placed the man, Said Kouachi, under surveillance. They wiretapped his mobile phone, as... more »

"Here’s How to Remove the Ghastly Superfish Adware From Lenovo Laptops"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 30 minutes ago
*"Here’s How to Remove the Ghastly Superfish* * Adware From Lenovo Laptops"* by Lily Hay Newman "Whether you have a Lenovo PC or not, you’ve probably heard about the the “virulent, evil adware” called Superfish that’s been shipping on the company’s consumer laptops since September. And if you do own a Lenovo, you probably know that you should check whether your machine is affected. But maybe you haven’t because there was a Long Island Medium marathon on TV and then you had to eat two bowls of cereal. Totally understandable. But now it’s time to deal with this. It won’t take long. A... more »

If You Do Not Call Them 'Radical Islamists', What Will You Call Them?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
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How A U.S. Prison Camp Help Spawn The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR *Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan, Daily Beast:* *ISIS Used a U.S. Prison as Boot Camp* *In an excerpt from their new book on ISIS, Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan show how jihadists used a U.S.-run Iraqi prison to coordinate with al Qaeda.* *In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory e... more »

Donbass Under Fire: On The Roads Of War (Documentary)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*WNU Editor:* For those who have any connection to Ukraine, this is not an easy video to watch. Hat tip to Jay for pointing out this video to me.

Musical Interlude: “Celtic Music, Relaxing And Beautiful Mix”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Celtic Music, Relaxing And Beautiful Mix” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoktesLkHy8

Sign the Petition to the Senate

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
No Weapons to Ukraine To: An Open Letter to the U.S. Senate *Sign the petition* *here* Reject S. 452, "A bill to provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine." Why is this important? The United States is the leading provider of weapons to the world, and the practice of providing weapons to countries in crisis has proven disastrous, including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Expanding NATO to Russia's border and arming Russia's neighbors threatens something worse than disaster. The United States is toying with nuclear war. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.... more »

Ukraine Ceasefire Is Crumbling

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Members of the Ukrainian armed forces ride military vehicles near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, February 22, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich *Reuters:* *Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist* *(Reuters) - Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal.* *The Ukrainian military said it could not pull weapons from the front as required under the tenuous truce, as long as its troops were still under attack.* *Ukraine's currency,... more »

Great Article From Whitewraithe: How To Determine Fact From Fiction - The Recent ISIS Beheadings In Egypt

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I am doing some catching up again... My good friend and cohost on the Turbulent Times shows, Whitewraithe, recently wrote a fabulous article that takes a good look at the recent "beheadings" of some 21 Egyptian Christians by the Mossad/CIA run fraud "ISIS" group, and I want to present it here for my own readers to view for themselves.. I therefore am presenting Whitewraithe's article from her website at www.whitewraithe.wordpress.com here for everyone to read for themselves.... It is entitled: "How To Determine Fact From Fiction - The Recent ISIS Beheadings in Egypt", and makes for ... more »

Al Jazeera And The Guardian To Release Hundreds Of Secret Intelligence Cables From The CIA, Britain's MI6, Israel's Mossad, South Africa Intelligence, Russia's FSB and Iran's Operatives

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Al Jazeera to Reveal Hundreds of Secret Intelligence Documents* *A leak of hundreds of secret intelligence papers from agencies all over the world, offering a glimpse into the murky world of espionage.* *Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, in collaboration with The Guardian newspaper, is publishing an array of articles, analyses exploring the stories contained within the documents.* *The Spy Cables include papers written by intelligence agencies the world over, including: Israel’s Mossad, Britain’s MI6, Russia’s FSB, Australia’s ASIO and South Africa’s SSA.* *WNU Edi... more »

More Proof That ISIS Is A FRAUD And A SHAM! United Kingdom Aircraft Shot Down Over Iraq Attempting To Supply ISIL (ISIS)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I am truly a very angry Northerntruthseeker these days.... I am watching my own country, Canada, fall under tyranny with the criminal Harper regime in Ottawa about to pass its ridiculous "terrorist" bill, also known as Bill C-51.... The liars up here in Canada in both our own government and the Jew spew media have done their work extremely well in convincing so many gullible Canadians that there is a "war on terror" and that "something has to be done" about the latest and greatest fraud "terrorist group" known as ISIS, or ISIL, or Daesh.... It has been an extremely uphill battle for... more »

Q: How can you tell when "Holy Joe" Lieberman is lying? A: His lips are moving.

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Yes, its b-a-a-c-k!* *-- from today's WaPo Monday "Opinions" e-mail* *by Ken* Okay, it's an ancient joke, the one I've recycled above. But tell me it doesn't apply exactly to former CT Sen. "Holy Joe" Lieberman, aka "The Holiest Joe of Them All." Is it a moon phase or what? 'Cause we've really got the right-wing scum-loons pouring out of the woodwork. For how many days now have we had to listen to that lying scumbag-thug Rudy Giuliani blithering psychotically about President Obama? And now here, telling the 23 members of the House officially disaffected by the scheme to turn a j... more »

And the results of Christchurch’s four-year scientific experiment are …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*The Press*, Christchurch’s newspaper, says investors are losing confidence in Christchurch. Is it any bloody wonder? For four years now your government has been carrying out a multi-year scientific experiment in central planning. And outside their centrally-planned “core,” the city is thriving. Inside, not so much. Indeed, not at all. Investors and everyone else don’t want anything to do with anything there. Inside the former central area, central government, Christchurch Council and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority ( CERA ) bureaucrats foolishly locked it all down for ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“What is causing the picturesque ripples of supernova remnant SNR 0509-67.5? The ripples, as well as the greater nebula, were imaged in unprecedented detail by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2006 and again late last year. The red color was recoded by a Hubble filter that left only the light emitted by energetic hydrogen. The precise reason for the ripples remains unknown, with two considered origin hypotheses relating them to relatively dense portions of either ejected or impacted gas. *Click image for larger size.* The reason for the broader red glowing ring is more clear, with expa... more »

"Worth Living..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Worth Living..."* by Norbert Capek “It is worthwhile to live and fight courageously for sacred ideals. O blow ye evil winds into my body's fire, my soul you'll never unravel. Even though disappointed a thousand times, or fallen in the fight, and everything would worthless seem, I have lived amidst eternity- Be grateful, my soul- My life was worth living. He who was pressed from all sides but remained victorious in spirit is welcomed into the choir of heroes. He who overcame the fetters, giving wings to his mind, is entering into the golden age of the victorious.” Composed in D... more »

Mossad Documents Contradict Israel PM's Iran Bomb Claim

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad* *Gulf between Israeli secret service and PM revealed in documents shared with the Guardian along with other secrets including CIA bids to contact HamasBinyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.It is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest sp... more »

"The Gates of Hope"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Gates of Hope"* by Victoria Safford "In his book "On the Rez," Ian Frazier tells a story about South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation. In the fall of 1988 the Pine Ridge girls' basketball team played an away game in Lead, South Dakota. It was one of those times when the host gym was dense with anti-Indian hostility. Lead fans waved food stamps, yelling fake Indian war cries and epithets like "squaw" and "gut-eater." Usually, the Pine Ridge girls made their entrances according to height, led by the tallest seniors. When they hesitated to face the hostile crowd, a 14-year-old fr... more »

Chet Raymo, “You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”* by Chet Raymo "What parent hasn't said that to a child. Or at least thought it. "You're taking years off my life," we say. And maybe we mean it and maybe we don't, but it seems like all that energy we are investing in our offspring must come from somewhere. Scientists talk about the "disposable soma" theory. (Soma refers to an organism's body as distinct from its reproductive cells.) According to the theory, producing and raising children diverts the body's limited resources away from the task of maintaining and repairing cells, with early aging as... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Praying”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Praying”* “It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don't try to make them elaborate, this isn't a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” - Mary Oliver, “Thirst”

"Self-respect, Opinions..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago.” - Carla Gordon “The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross “We only feel dehumanized when we get trapped in the derogatory images of other people or thoughts of wrongness about ourselves.” - Marshall Rosenberg “My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.” - Oscar Wilde

Nine Jump from Taiwanese fishing boat in the Falklands

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
From here. Cindy Sui's good 2014 piece on working conditions in the Taiwan fishing boat industry. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

"5 Insane Right-Wing Moments This Week: Giuliani Becomes Totally Unhinged"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"5 Insane Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Giuliani Becomes Totally Unhinged"* By Janet Allon *"1. Rudy Giuliani: Obama doesn’t love me or America because he’s not like us. *There is one sure sign of America-hatred, and it is running for and winning the presidency twice. While black. Another sign of hating America is not being Rudy Giuliani, and not having had the specific experiences that he has had. Like marrying your cousin, avoiding the draft, dumping your wife on TV, race-baiting your way to the mayoralty, backing police brutality against minorities and acting somewhat more li... more »

Superintendent to Parents: Withdraw Your Children During Test Week

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Rocky Killian, West Lafayette, IN superintendent had this good advice for parents: "It's inhumane what we are doing to the kids, what we are doing to the educational environment, we lost so much instructional time today, it's ridiculous," Killion told WTHR-TV in Indianapolis on Feb. 12, after computers froze during a dry run for ISTEP last week. The Superintendent of the Year for 2015, as named by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, followed it with this: "I would prefer all of my students' parents withdraw and become home-schooled during ISTEP, and then we c... more »

Did Crossroads Clinic Cross Its Fingers?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 5 hours ago
I'm confused. Is Crossroads Clinic pro-choice or anti-choice? Or maybe, just, um, flexible. Here they are trumpeting their involvement in The Sexual Assault Response Network. The Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN) is a collaboration of seven partners including the Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC), Crossroads Clinic, Cantara Safe House, RCMP, Southern Alberta Child & Family Services (Brooks Office), Victim Service Unit, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) Emergency, Sexual Health Unit, and Social Worker Unit. These agencies have banded together to address an overwhelming... more »

U.S. SecDef Carter Satisfied With Current Islamic State War Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convenes the Regional Security Conference held on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. Carter met with senior officers to assess the status of the effort to combat ISIL and other security matters in the region. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett *Washington Post:* *Pentagon chief says he is satisfied by U.S. campaign against Islamic State* *CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — Calling the Islamic State “hardly invincible,” new Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter gave his blessing Monday to the U.S.-led strategy against the militant group after convening a high-powered... more »

Hospital Woes

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 5 hours ago
It's not very often I am forced to agree with much of anything that comes from an Alberta politician, especially an NDP'er. Thinking back to the time my own son was born here in 2011, though and remembering the gong show it was at times, I do know that our maternity ward here faces many challenges. Apparently, over the course of the past 4 years, not much has changed. It's an issue I feel so strongly about that I sent off an email to my local MLA here. Initially, I have to admit I just want to jump all over the guy, but I've decided to wait and see if and how he responds first. ... more »

Happy birthday Carl Menger, founder of causal-realist economics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Principles of Economics by Carl Menger]I nearly forgot to mark the birthday of one of the greatest economists who ever lived, Carl Menger. He was the man who explained economic value. Who brought Aristotle into modern economics. Who brought causality into economic reasoning. Who started a school of economics that still relies on his implicit causal-realist methodology, whatever explicit denials might say. Unlike his contemporaries, Menger was not interested in in creating artificial, stylised representations of reality, but in explaining the real world actions of real peo... more »

Obamacare Mega-Oops: Nearly One Million Incorrect Tax Forms Sent Out

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
Lily Dane Sometimes one can’t help but wonder if this whole Obamacare fiasco is ever going to end. It’s like a recurring bad dream…an infinite nightmare that keeps returning, with new plot twists and horrible surprises every evening. The latest blunder (to put it mildly) involves tax forms. From the AP: In a new setback for the health care law and the people it’s supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting error that’s fouling up the filings of nearly a million Americans. After a successful sign-up season, the latest goof could signal new problems with... more »

How To Commit Terrorism and Get Away With It

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
By Deek Jackson So let's say you want to scare your population into accepting war or a new policy, or an extreme version the one you've already got... *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

How bad is YouTube censorship?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
By Adam Kokesh YouTube is plenty awesome, but it's not the free speech platform that they want you to think it is. Kokesh says of YouTube: "War porn is okay if it is just glorifying American militarism" but how-to-buy-weed-online videos are "dangerous" and "harmful". Visit TheFreedomLine.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Forget Ikea, Make Your Own Swedish Meatballs

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 6 hours ago
I hate shopping. So going into Ikea is like the epitome of torture. The one and only upside is Swedish meatballs. I love Swedish meatballs. I grew up on them and they are comfort food at it's finest. Thankfully, they're super easy to make, so I don't have to brave the trip to Ikea. *INGREDIENTS* *Sauce* 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp flour 6 Tbsp sour cream 2 cups beef broth 1 Tbsp parsley 1 tsp oregano Salt and pepper to taste Meatballs, cooked Rice *PREPARATION* 1. Prepare the sauce by preparing a gravy. Melt butter in a pan and whisk in flour until light brown. 2. Slowl... more »

As DHS shutdown looms, Jeh Johnson Keeps Fear Alive With Terror Warning To Mall of America Customers

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 6 hours ago
Doug Owen Just as the DHS congressional Feb 27th budget deadline and possible shutdown nears, a conveniently timed new domestic terror alert was issued today by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Two weeks ago Jeh Johnson also warned that a lapse in funding would cause a “terrible disruption,” and “A shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security in these times is frankly too bitter to contemplate, but we have to contemplate it.” Could this be another politically motivated scare tactic being used against the US Congress and the American people? Well... It was not too lo... more »

Photo Oscar Honoree Harry Belafonte: Earthcycles Bus on Long Walk 2

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Govinda's Earthcycles radio bus on the National Mall in DC at end of Long Walk 2. Photo Brenda Norrell Oscar Honoree Harry Belafonte joined Native American long walkers at the end of the Longest Walk 2 in DC By Brenda Norrell Censored News Feb. 23, 2015 Harry Belafonte was honored at the Oscars last night for his activism. At the end of the Longest Walk 2 across America, Belafonte was

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *Obama's Rushing to Disaster in Iraq* *Now would be a very good time for U.S. President Barack Obama to think about what happens after Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, is liberated from the Islamic State.* *Last week, top Pentagon officials briefed reporters about plans for the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces, with U.S. air support, to retake Mosul in April or May. Iraq's prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, has been more sober, telling the BBC that he hoped Mosul would be retaken in a "few months." On Sunday, Iraq's new defense minister declined to say whether ... more »

World News Briefs -- February 23, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A fighter with the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic army looks at a destroyed Ukrainian army tank near the town of Debaltseve February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner *Reuters*: *Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist* *(Reuters) - Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal.* *The Ukrainian military said it could not pull weapons from the front as required under the tenuous truce, as long as its troops were s... more »

Alice Embree : METRO EVENT | ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ screens in Austin

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 6 hours ago
The film is a powerful testament to a movement that changed the course of history. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | February 23, 2015 Event: Screening of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry‘ What: Feature documentary on the early … finish reading Alice Embree : *METRO EVENT* | ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ screens in Austin

In the wake of Rudy Giuliani's psychotic blitherings, a Dilbertian snapshot of "leadership"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*by Ken* I had it in mind to amplify Howie's post earlier today on that dangerous crackpot Rudy Giuliani ("Giuliani, A Serial Draft Dodger Who Was Raised By A Career Criminal, Claims Obama Isn't Like Him"), and I may yet do that, not just because Rudy himself has been such a damaging figure to our social well-being but also because so many right-wing politicos -- even as they scramble to distance themselves from the nutjob who declared that President Obama "doesn't love America" -- have crucial components of what we might call Rudy Disorder. But Howie covered some nice basics wit... more »

What is 'news'?

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
There's a question I've daily had reason to ask as I suffer through the pages of the Irving press. It struck me again, forcibly, as I read section A of the TandT for February 23. There is not a 'news' story in it worth reading. Some of it is absurdly trivial as in "Monctoners love the game of hockey"; and the front page story that people are going to a local RV show because they're thinking of going camping. Even the Larry's Gulch item (on the same front page) has nothing to say. (There's going to be a report on it. Big deal. We could have been told that in one sentence.) But it'... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” - H.L. Mencken

The Economy: “Is Putin's Russia Ready For Total Economic War With the West?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Is Putin's Russia Ready For Total Economic War With the West?”* by Ron Holland “On February 18, 1943, German Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels delivered a rousing speech at the Berlin Sportpalast, asking the German people, "Sind Sie bereit für totalen Krieg?" or "Are you ready for total War?" Germany had planned for Blitzkrieg and a short war and was unprepared for a world war as the combined military forces of the United States, England and the Soviet Union crushed the Reich relentlessly and systematically. Although the people and economy rallied in defense of Germany, total wa... more »

Russian President Putin: Apocalyptic War Against Ukraine Unlikely

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (RIA Novosti/Aleksey Nikolskyi) *BBC:* *Russia's Vladimir Putin says war with Ukraine 'unlikely'* *The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has said war with neighbouring Ukraine is "unlikely", in an interview for Russian television.Mr Putin also stressed his support for the Minsk agreement as the best way to stabilise eastern Ukraine.Ukraine has said there is clear evidence Russia is helping the rebels in the east, something Russia denies.* *Update:* Putin rules out apocalyptic war scenario in Ukraine -- Russia Beyond The Headlines *WNU Editor*:... more »

MPs and Second-Jobbing

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Didn't they do well? Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw have done a blinder dragging Parliament's reputation through the muck yet again. Fair play to *The Telegraph* too, who teamed up with C4 *Dispatches* to complete the sting. Fortuitous timing too, this has helped push the paper's recent difficulties down the memory hole. Yet Rifkind and Straw, deary me. It is true that neither men were engaged in Parliamentary rule-breaking of Denis MacShane/Elliot Morley proportions, but it was very, very bad for all that. Writing to ministers on behalf of paying clients, that's cash for questions ... more »

Misapprehension of evidence involves a "stringent standard"

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
*R. v. Bonnington,* 2015 ONCA 122: Misapprehension of evidence involves a "stringent standard": *R. v. Lohrer*, 2004 SCC 80, [2004] 3 S.C.R. 732, at paras. 1-2. This standard is met only "[w]here a trial judge is mistaken as to the substance of material parts of the evidence and those errors play an essential part in the reasoning process resulting in a conviction": *R. v. Morrissey *(1995), 22 O.R. (3d) 514 (C.A.), at p. 541, cited with approval in *Lohrer*.

The Greatest Speech Ever Made

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video - *This is the final speech of the Great Dictator, delivered by the character, the Jewish Barber, in Charlie Chaplin's 1940 film, "The Great Dictator". The post The Greatest Speech Ever Made appeared first on Waking Times.

Just in case you were wondering...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
We've not have a post about BBC Sydney correspondent Jon Donnison's ultra-biased tweets for a while. Here's his latest re-tweet (surprisingly *not* about how wrong Israel is about something or other). It's not as blatant as usual, but - given that he only ever re-tweets things that are unfavourable to the Tories or UKIP...: Of 180 MPs with additional jobs, 112 are Tories. 43 are Labour. 15 are Lib Dems. #telegraph — Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) February 23, 2015 Of course, he's *only* passing on some information, isn't he? There's no ulterior motive whatsoever, is there? *(/sarc)*

If You Don't Understand How Goldman Sachs Traded Your Financial Heath for Theirs and Stole Your Future, It'll Happen Again - and Soon  (Can You Hang On Until Infinity?) Are You That Well Off and Patient?

Still think "local control" makes any sense at all in an economy controlled by poorly-regulated but extremely well-connected banks and investment institutions? Hunh. Dream on. February 21, 2015 Swimming With the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, Schools, and Capital Appreciation Bonds By Ellen Brown Remember when Goldman Sachs - dubbed by Matt Taibbi (as) the "Vampire Squid" - sold derivatives to

Why the High-Fat Hep C Diet? Rationale and n=1 results.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 8 hours ago
I originally started this blog to publicise the hypothesis that a diet low in carbohydrate and linoleic acid, but high in saturated fat and long-chain PUFA, will inhibit HCV replication. The blog header with the pig above is the abstract for this hypothesis. I first worked this out in 2010 after reading Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution while studying HCV replication. The lipid patterns in low-carb dieters - low TG and VLDL, high HDL, normal or high LDL - are those associated with lower viral load and improved response to treatment in HCV cases. The mechanics of HCV replication and i... more »

U.S. Led Airstrikes Have Killed 1,600 In Syria In The Past Five Months

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
An explosion following an air strike is seen in central Kobani in Syria, November 17, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Osman Orsal *The Telegraph/AFP:* *US-led air strikes in Syria 'kill 1,600 - mainly jihadists - in five months'* *More than 1,600 people, mainly jihadists, have been killed by coalition air strikes in Syria, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights US-led air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (Isil) in Syria have killed more than 1,600 people, mainly jihadists, since they began five months ago, a monitor said on Monday.The Syrian Observatory for... more »

Thinking Slow

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Was it Confucius, the Lord Buddha or from Norwich, it's the bishop of the week, Swashbucklingly Reverend Lord Bishop Graham James (of 'Thought for the Day' fame) who first said 'Slow down, stop and think'? Whoever it was, I treated myself to an international bestseller a couple of years ago by a Nobel Prize for Economics winner, Daniel Kahneman, called 'Thinking, Fast and Slow'. I've taken the 'Thinking Slow' path with it, having only read the first couple of pages of its introduction, but, being an optimist, I hope to finish it before I die. Blogging, however, is typically fas... more »

New Map Shows The Terrifying Rise Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Growth of terror: Since its formation as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in 2013 - it has conquered regions of Iraq, Syria and recently Libya - while building support among marginalised Muslims in Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt's Sinai Province, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Algeria *Daily Mail*: *The terrifying rise of ISIS: Map that shows how terror group's tentacles now reach from Algeria to Afghanistan* ** ISIS began as Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and militants had just 1,000 soldiers, but it has grown to more than 30,000* ** Reach of ISIS now span... more »

Lakota Media Project Video 'Who will protect Cheyenne River? I will'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Watch Lakota Media Project Video:  'Who will protect Cheyenne River? I will' Moccasins on the Ground, Dupree, South Dakota, Feb. 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvYmnMIPi7o

Greece Will Miss Today's Deadline In Submitting Draft Reforms. Many Greeks Are Angry With The New Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Greece’s Leaders Face a Revolt at Home as They Try to Appease Creditors* *BRUSSELS — Greek leaders scrambled on Sunday to come up with a list of proposed changes to the nation’s austerity program that would be acceptable to their creditors by a Monday deadline, even as they faced a revolt by members of their own radical-left party, angered that the government had bent to demands by Brussels.An 11th-hour deal reached on Friday by Greece and eurozone finance ministers did nothing immediately to reduce the obligations Greece must fulfill to keep a lifeline of cas... more »

If Oil Prices Continue To Decline OPEC Is Considering An Emergency Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNBC/Financial Times*:* Oil slide could trigger Opec emergency meeting* *Members of Opec have discussed holding an emergency meeting if crude continues to slide, according to Nigeria’s oil minister, in a sign of their growing alarm over the impact of a lower oil price on their economies.* *The comments by Diezani Alison-Madueke come three months after the cartel’s decision to hold production at 30m barrels a day, even as the oil price has plunged since mid-June.* *WNU Editor: *No complaints from here on oil price declines. I live in Canada .... and even though it has been a super... more »

A 10 Year Phased Iran-US Nuclear Deal Is Taking Shape

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and AEOI Director Ali Akbar Salehi meet with US secretary of State John Kerry and US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in the Swiss city of Geneva on February 22, 2015. Press TV *New York Times*: *Talks End With Proposal to Limit Iran’s Nuclear Production for at Least 10 Years* *GENEVA — Iranian and American officials ended a round of high-level nuclear talks here on Monday considering a proposal that would strictly limit for at least 10 years Iran’s ability to produce nuclear material, but gradually ease restrictions on Tehran in the final... more »

GMO Music

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Kit Walker* - Let’s consider music as a kind of food, because we all agree, right? Music is food for the soul. Imagine a world with no music. Horrible. We would starve spiritually without music. The post GMO Music appeared first on Waking Times.

Was It A Mistake To Spend Millions Of Dollars To Elect Right-Wing Democrat Gwen Graham In Florida?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Florida's 2 worst congressional Democrats Almost a year ago, when she first declared her candidacy for the Florida panhandle seat that gaffe-prone Republican Steve Sutherland had won from reactionary Blue Dog Allen Boyd in 2010, I managed to contact Bob Graham's daughter Gwen. I spoke with her while she was driving southwest from Tallahassee towards Panama City. My first impressions were that she was "well spoken and idealistic-sounding but that she didn't want to go beyond generalities she had down by rote, like 'I want to be a different type of representative to find a common groun... more »

The Economy: "The Day the ATMs Run Out…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Day the ATMs Run Out…"* by Bill Bonner "Please remember this warning when you go to the ATM to get cash… and there is none! While we were thinking about what was really going on with today’s strange new money system, a startling thought occurred to us. Our financial system could take a surprising and catastrophic twist that almost nobody imagines, let alone anticipates. Do you remember when a lethal tsunami hit the beaches of Southeast Asia, killing thousands of people and causing billions of dollars of damage? Well, just before the 80-foot wall of water slammed into the coa... more »

Will public school teachers become "independent contractors"?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
An interesting article: Why we are all becoming independent contractors (Nation of Change, Feb. 23, 2015). My comment, posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/23/becoming-independent-contractors/ Many college professors are now independent contractors, known as "adjuncts." They are paid separately for each course they teach, and are not paid very much, and get no benefits. As budgets at universities get tighter, departments are gradually moving toward adjuncts. Will public school teachers become independent contractors? This is, I think, one of the goals of school "re... more »

Dear Fellow Submissives: The State Is Our Christian Grey

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
[image: http://d268xzw51cyeyg.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/02/first-look-at-fifty-shades-of-grey-trailer_4upr.1920.jpg] *Guest post by Jeffrey Tucker* The cultural panic about the enormous commercial success of *50 Shades of Grey* has gone on for years, and, from that, you might get the impression that the story romanticises unspeakable things. Though I’ve not read the book, my impression from the movie was entirely opposite. It is not a hymn to the secret glories of BDSM. It is a sophisticated allegory that takes apart, and ultimately condemns in the strongest ... more »

Did Putin Approve A Ukraine Invasion Before The Collapse Of The Yanukovych Government Last Year?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich attend a signing ceremony after a meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian Interstate Commission at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin *McClathcy News*: *Russian news report: Putin approved Ukraine invasion before Kiev government collapsed* *BERLIN — A Russian newspaper claims to have an official government strategy document outlining the invasion of Ukraine that was prepared weeks before the Ukrainian government collapsed last year.The editor of Novaya Gazeta, Dmitri Mu... more »

Never mind the bollacks we got terrorism

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Fifty thousand people die in car accidents,and the same amount are shot by gunshot every day to amount to a year, Yet when some guy with a cellphone makes a video in a cave we go to extremes. Forget the gun forget the bad transit a guy with a cellphone in a cave threatened what is most improtant about us the shopping mall. The worst case the West Edmonton mall faces is the continuted ownership of Oliers discrace. I have no idea and I am shooting from the hip if crazy Katz is in west edmonton but it makes things rhym.

Everyone Knows

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
revolts are started in a garage or some more radical storefront and its come to the attention of the ancient powers the next generation o advancement willl have to be the lemonade stand and the children shall lead

Transcending the Illusion of Disconnection

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Phil Watt* - Spirituality is a very personal affair regardless of the various pathways that one may take or disciplines that one may adhere to. The post Transcending the Illusion of Disconnection appeared first on Waking Times.

Monday Pussy - Jobless edition

Demeur at Demeur - 11 hours ago
We're getting too efficient for our own good. The old method was to cut a worker or two, divide their work load amongst the remaining staff and pocket the difference. And if you were lucky enough to survive the budget cut you might get a penny or two with your newly defined role. And let's not forget a flashy title like foreman, vice president, supervisor, or associate. Which basically meant you were one step above the janitor. Then there's the "shaving of the hours". Starts out at X hours for a particular job calculated by an estimator. He submits the bid to the home office kno... more »

How Ayahuasca Affects the Artistic Functions of the Brain

WTStaff at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video - *Emma Lucy explains how ayahuasca allows her to read the intelligence of nature and download it into art. The post How Ayahuasca Affects the Artistic Functions of the Brain appeared first on Waking Times.

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | Step up on the Day of the Fallen

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
Join the Workers Defense Project in support of the construction workers who build Texas. Event: ‘Day of the Fallen’ March and Rally What: Support the construction workers who build Texas When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:45 p.m. Where: J.J. Pickle … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | Step up on the Day of the Fallen

Ukraine`s Economy Continues To Get Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Valeria Gontareva, the head of Ukraine's Central Bank, said there was “panic” on the market in connection with ongoing fighting with pro-Russian militants in Ukraine’s east. Photo: Reuters *CNBC*: *Ukraine's economic 'meltdown' just got worse* *Ukraine's currency plunged to new record lows on Monday morning, as a failed peace plan and continued violence piled more pressure on a country that has seen a year of political and economic turmoil.* *The country's central bank said the official rate for the hryvnia had dropped 7 percent on Monday, to close to 30 against the U.S. dollar, ... more »

Ukrainian President Poroshenko Vows To Return Crimea To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Ukraine will never give up its sovereign rights to Crimea. We will protect rights of its people with all available means. — Петро Порошенко (@poroshenko) February 23, 2015 *Sputnik*: *Poroshenko Vows to 'Regain Control' of Crimea, Gets Rebuke from Crimean PM* *Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed early Monday to return "occupied Crimea" to Ukraine, prompting a rebuke from internet users, and later from Crimean authorities as well.* *In a pair of tweets published after 2am Monday morning, Poroshenko stated that "Ukraine will regain control of occupied Crimea," noting that "... more »

Giuliani vs Obama 2015

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Almost eight years ago, it looked like Rudy Giuliani and Barack Obama could have been going to compete for the White House. *Let's go, Obama girls.* Finally, America's mayor didn't make it through the primaries. You know, your humble correspondent probably isn't the most canonical guy who would have picked Giuliani but I would find him highly natural in the office, anyway. He's still a symbol of the mainstream America's leader who has everything that seemed necessary in those old years when I couldn't think about a single major complaint against America – these days, I have way to... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Click on Photo to enlarge* *Clint Eastwood's lonely vigilante of Dirty Harry days lives in American Sniper but now the killings have taken a toll and he has Post Traumatic Stress ~ which virtually all combat veterans have to some degree. The VA has been reluctant to tackle soul damage from veterans participating in military combat but my own extensive experience as a heart centered counselor and consultant with combat veterans with PTSD as well as recent studies have conclusively shown that it is a significant risk factor in the rising military suicide rate and it most ce... more »

Another reason why the West is hijacking Ukraine, an illustration of Obama's duplicity, and more about the "Nuland Factor."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
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WHO IS NICHOLAS KRISTOF: Lazy and possibly not super-honest?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015Part 1—The latest cut-and-paste:* Consider it the latest chance to learn more about Nicholas Kristof—possibly to broaden our sense of who Nicholas Kristof is. In yesterday’s New York Times, the former Rhodes scholar was reciting some of the liberal world’s most familiar scripts. We assume his basic claims are basically valid. That said, people like Kristof remind us of the need to demand evidence and proof, even for claims which may seem tribally obvious. As often seems to be the case, Kristof’s column took maybe ten minutes to write. As usual, it sat b... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- February 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: *Ukraine says it cannot start heavy weapons withdrawal* The Ukrainian military has said it cannot start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the *east until the rebels stop shelling its positions.* *Military spokesman Lt Col Anatoliy Stelmakh told reporters the rebels had not stopped firing.* *Both sides agreed at the weekend to begin withdrawing heavy weapons shortly, under this month's ceasefire.* *Two Ukrainian soldiers died on Sunday, the military said, while the rebels reported one death on their side.* *Ukraine War News Updates -- February 23, 2015* U... more »

Palestinian children tortured by Israeli authorities

Thinking....... at Isn't That Interesting - 12 hours ago
Norman Finkelstein: About Netanyahu *Feb 23, 2015* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51UseTj-nR8&feature=youtu.be Israelis torturing non-Jewish children. 2014 Australian documentary film. Viewer discretion. *Published on Feb 14, 2014* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqL048x4msM Alison Weir - The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel August 1, 2014 Banned from the media journalist Alison Weir explains why this is happening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-UwcVP_k2Y&feature=youtu.be New testimonies from Palestinian children tortured by Israeli authorities Isra... more »

GUEST POST: Dangerous Nuclear Problem, Thousands of Cracks in Nuclear Containment Vessels Due to Manufacturing Error or Possible Aging Flaw

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
News Headlines this week from various sources identify a major issue with Nuclear Plant containment vessels built in the 1970s by a Belgian company, Rotterdam Dry Dock. Thousands of cracks were found in Belgium steel of two nuclear containment vessels, the same manufacturing used in twenty other older systems used worldwide, to include the USA. Fukuleaks reports http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=14453 “the new round of inspections on two reactors in Belgium found thousands of additional cracks in the reactor vessels… 13,047 cracks in Doel 3 3,149 in Tihange 2 Initial inspectio... more »

World News Briefs -- February 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Smoke and flames rise over a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach *Al Jazeera*:* US-led air strikes on Syria ISIL targets 'kill 1,600'* *Monitor says armed fighters make up most of the dead, but has documented deaths of 62 civilians since operations began.US-led air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria have killed more than 1,600 people since they... more »

Sharme on the past!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
I have have done many things with diminishing returns and most if not all of these collectibles could be called adventure A human life need adventure like a break dancer needs a broken life we need no more stimulation than to live well Somehow living normal has become a liability if not a disgrace and we should all aim for the stars despite the fact that in most case the Koch brothers own them and getting into their Galaxy means you are not first We live in very troubled times but we are way better than our ancestors who faced way worse lets just take a moment and think about how pri... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels February 5, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Francois Lenoir *Bloomberg:* *NATO's Response to Putin's Odd War Games Won't Be Fast* *(Bloomberg) -- As the Kremlin’s warplanes probe the edges of NATO airspace, the alliance says its forces are ready if the Russians come. Political leaders will need a little longer to issue the marching orders.Whatever the scenario -- an overt Russian attack on eastern Europe, a proxy war fought by pro-Russian re... more »

Time to organize

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Damascus Steel

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Is it just a legend our does it exist I do not know because this world has given me a weak steel heart the thought that before burtal bloodsthirsty Godss exist as an panancia makes me weak We are way better than that now yes democracy feild and fients and mostly dissappears before our eyes but when something so full of air is submerged its going to surface with force and we know that great men will be ther at the rescue otherwise was living pointless My picture will never be on a stamp and the medal of Canada will not be attaced to my stump of Canada But believe me now and I will p... more »

A German Perspective on Ukraine War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
A few years ago I met German peacenik Irene Eckert in Chicago at an anti-NATO protest while the cancerous military alliance was holding its annual meeting in that city. Irene has been very active on the Ukraine issue and yesterday I sent her a question...see below for her response. *BG*: Can you give me your opinion on Merkel and how much Germany will resist Washington? *IE:* Well your question goes right into the heart of the matter and there is no clear answer. There is an ongoing "dispute" here mainly on the political right over an assumed "limited German sovereignty". In t... more »

Black Magic and Dark Hidden Influences in the Music Industry

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*David Gardner* - The depiction of dark forces is almost omnipresent in today’s most well-known music industry acts. Why are these ominous messages promoted? The post Black Magic and Dark Hidden Influences in the Music Industry appeared first on Waking Times.

Fernando Rivera pleads guilty in Ostreicher case

Carlos at Viva Bolivia - 14 hours ago
This just appeared in The Yeshiva World. As I told on this blog come time ago, the corruption was at the local level and not in La Paz. The government is going after those who treated Jacob Ostreicher badly, and this whole situation would have turned out better had not clowns like Sean Penn gotten involved, some accusing the La Paz administration for the local problems. A Bolivian judge has sentenced to three years in prison the most senior government official known to be involved in the extortion ring that preyed on U.S. businessman Jacob Ostreicher. Fernando Rivera was sentenced M... more »

More Pro-Employee Bills To Watch In The Florida Legislature

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 14 hours ago
To their credit, some Florida legislators are doing their darndest to try to fix Florida's anti-employee legal climate. I wrote about some pro-employee bills filed, and now there are some more to keep an eye on this legislative session: *Banning employer fraud*: A bill proposed would make it illegal for an employer to procure an employee's services fraudulently, and also beefs up anti-retaliation provisions for employees who complain about unpaid wages. *Pregnancy discrimination*: Two identical bills would add pregnancy to the protected classes under the Florida Civil Rights Act. I'... more »

"Rising inequality is not about who has the knowledge; it's about who has the power."

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Paul Krugman turns his attention today to the "deeply unserious fantasy" promoted by the corporate education dissemblers and diversionists, who have made careers and millions from pretending that inequality is a schooling issue and that education will solve all the problems that poverty, classism, and racism have created. This dangerous myth is perpetuated by billionaire backers of profiteering charter groups such as the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). Can the lie be made more figural than that name! A clip from Krugman: . . . .there’s no evidence that a skills gap is holding ... more »

Washington Announces Mosul Campaign Plan To Placate Iraq Politicians

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
This year Iraq’s politicians are hoping for a major turn around in the security situation in the country. A big focus is upon retaking Mosul the nation’s second largest city and the center of the Islamic State’s (IS) caliphate in Iraq. Premier Haider Abadi recently said that the city would be freed soon. Given this pressure the United States decided to announce a plan to attack Mosul this spring. This garnered a huge amount of press coverage, but largely missed the fact that the Iraq Security Forces (ISF) would not be ready for such a large undertaking in just a few months. Rather... more »

Flotsam and Jetsam

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
Creative writing assignment: Imagine the self-pitying rationalizations and blubbering going on inside Dean Del Mastro's brain as the fraudster awaits his sentencing. Why didn't stephen harper attend debates in the House of Commons on his "Stasi-in-Canada" bill?Answer: He's a fucking pants-pissing coward. He was afraid that he'd shit his pants if Mulcair asked him a hard question and he was also consumed with the fear that the "Islamists" who populate his paranoid mind might attack the legislature as this important piece of legislation was being discussed. On both those days, harpe... more »

McDonald’s and Monsanto Are Both ‘Losing Money Fast’

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Anthony Gucciardi* - In a series of headlines that would pass as virtually unbelievable several years ago, mainstream economists are sounding the alarm over the financial decline of both fast food giant McDonald’s and biotech juggernaut Monsanto. The post McDonald’s and Monsanto Are Both ‘Losing Money Fast’ appeared first on Waking Times.

Giuliani, A Serial Draft Dodger Who Was Raised By A Career Criminal, Claims Obama Isn't Like Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Scott Walker surrogate Rudy Giuliani Louisiana's clownish governor, Bobby Jindal-- does he still perform exorcisms?-- immediately chimed in how much he agrees with Rudy Guiliani that President Obama doesn't love America. No one asked and no one cared but he did get his name in the papers, albeit disparagingly. The Guiliani meltdown took place at a fundraiser for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the union-busting thug who's afraid to say-- at least publicly-- whether he agrees with Guiliani (and Jindal) or not. Over the weekend, Walker said he doesn't know if Obama is a Christian. It'... more »

Why is Canada the new Thug on the Block?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Plainly its the application of Conservative values to foreign policy. In the 18th Century a thuggish foreign policy was the norm. The most enlightened empire was the Austria Hungarian Hapsburg affair. Affair is the way it was managed. Some Emperors sent armies, the Austrians sent daughters. When the dust of the 20th century settled only one Empire remained. The thuggish aspects of American foreign policy are not in dispute. Operation TP-AJAX which thwarted for most of a century and counting democracy in the most probable country to adopt. Pinochet, Vietnam and so many other where ... more »

70 Years Ago The U.S. Flag Was Raised At Iwo Jima

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Stars and Stripes*: *The Battle of Iwo Jima: 70 years later* *At Iwo Jima’s southern tip stands its tallest point, Mount Suribachi, peaking at 554 feet. The morning of Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal’s arrival, amid fierce fighting across the island, a Marine platoon climbed to the summit. As a handful of its members lifted a 20-foot-long water pipe topped with a small American flag, Forrestal, watching from the beach below with Gen. Holland Smith, spoke the line that enshrined him in military mythology.* *WNU Editor*: Stars and Stripes is doing a special on remembering Iwo... more »

Kurds/Turks evacuate Suleyman Shah tomb- Yet more KURD/ISIS symbiosis

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Having done multiple postings citing what appears to be a fluidity between the Kurds and ISIS, I am going to point out that symbiosis yet again.* *Where does Kurd begin and ISIS end? Where does ISIS began and Kurd end? It's all very blurry.* I will relink previous posts on this topic, but, first let's read this news article: * Kurds cooperate with Turkish army to move Suleyman Shah tomb* *I will of course highlight the interesting bits! * The Turkish army evacuation of the Suleyman Shah tomb, and transfer of its contents to a different location in Kobani, was coordinated four days in... more »

Metal Fires in Fast Reactors: Part I

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 16 hours ago
The origin of this post was from an extensive quotation the first part of of a Sandia NL report on liquid sodium cooled fast reactors. The question I am addressing is a simple one, how safe is the IFR. Although the backers of the IFR tout its safety, they also advocate for more government investment in IFR r&D. Although they do not admit it, among the issues requiring futher R&D, as this report clearly shows is safety. "Metal Fire Implications for Advanced Reactors, Part 1: Literature Review," is an important report for anyone who is interested in the IFR or other fast sodium cool... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter Convenes ISIS Strategy Meeting With Top US Military Commanders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
U. S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 22, 2015. During his first overseas trip as secretary, Carter plans to meet with senior U.S. military and foreign leaders to assess operations in Afghanistan and the regional effort to contain and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett *Stars and Stripes*: *Carter arrives in Kuwait for major meeting on Islamic State strategy* *KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived Sunda... more »

Kurdish Fighters Are Killing Islamic State Fighters By The 'Truckload'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Grim work: The men's bodies were piled onto a pickup truck by Kurdish Peshmerga forces today *Daily Mail:* *Bodies of ISIS terrorists piled onto pickup truck after more than 60 are killed in battles with Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq* ** Fierce fighting broke out last night near Iraqi village of Sultan Abdullah* ** Kurdistan Democratic Party said there were at least 60 bodies by today* ** Images appeared to show dead Islamists being piled on back of trucks* ** Assault came after plans revealed for 25,000-troop recapture of Mosul* ** City in northern Iraq was seized by ISIS terrori... more »

Kurdish Fighters Paraded In Cages By The Islamic State In Kirkuk

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Twisted new ISIS video shows 'Kurdish Peshmerga' fighters paraded in cages through the streets and interviewed by their captors who hint heavily that death awaits* * * Nine-minute video shows 21 Kurdish fighters paraded through Iraqi streets * It echoes video released recently of a similar procession of prisoners * But in an abhorrent twist, the prisoners are then interviewed on camera * Then dragged from cages and forced to kneel in front of menacing militants * Ends with a haunting shot of an elderly man's face, before cutting to black * *WNU Editor:* I suspe... more »

A Non-Liberal State

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.notable-quotes.com/ Last week, Ralph Nader declared that Stephen Harper was unsafe at any speed. Michael Harris writes: According to the former U.S. presidential candidate and long-time consumer advocate, this prime minister is a combination of Chevrolet’s doomed Corvair and Dick Cheney: A lemon and a warmonger — all rolled up into a consumer dud begging for a recall. With police state powers about to be handed to Canada’s spy agency based on a factitious threat, Nader pointed out that the PM’s talents run to hyperbole, not to... more »

The Kurds Want 'Heavy Weapons' From The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters on the outskirts of Mosul. Photograph: Reuters *The Guardian:* * Kurdish Peshmerga call for heavy weaponry to take their fight to Isis* *Fighters deride western fears that sending them weapons could give real impetus to frequent talk of sovereignty at the expense of IraqFrom his perch behind sandbags on a last approach towards Mosul, Captain Ibrahim of the Kurdish Peshmerga lives and breathes his enemy.Down the hill, around a mile across an open plain, Islamic State (Isis) gunmen hide in a partly-ruined village. At least a half dozen times a day, t... more »

Private donors From The Gulf Oil States Continue To Help Bankroll The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Patrick Cockburn, The Independent:* *Private donors from Gulf oil states helping to bankroll salaries of up to 100,000 Isis fighters* *Exclusive: In Irbil, Patrick Cockburn hears from a Kurdish official how Gulf oil cash is shoring up the terrorists, and why this, with a divided enemy, suggests a long war aheadIslamic State is still receiving significant financial support from Arab sympathisers outside Iraq and Syria, enabling it to expand its war effort, says a senior Kurdish official.The US has being trying to stop such private donors in the Gul... more »

Forced Vaccinations: They are calling for YOUR "Comments"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
StarShip Earth published this excellent and extremely important article on Saturday. THIS is information that demands a response. THIS is one of those rare opportunities that are given to us to MAKE A DIFFERENCE: *“Published on February 6, 2015 amid the “measles outbreak” media frenzy, the HHS is accepting “public comment” on its Draft National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) until March 9, 2015. Under the NAIP, all adult American citizens will be compelled to receive current and retroactive vaccination regimens that may amount to several dozen “shots” per individual during their “... more »

I met the Ukippers

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Well I sat through Meet the Ukippers last night but I didn’t really need to because it’s on YouTube. Good grief. No wonder the BBC set out to ridicule them. They had to be ridiculed and someone had to do it. I can only think of about five that have any credibility whatsoever. I’ll name them: Nigel Farage, Douglas Carswell, Mark Reckless and Suzanne Evans. I’ve never seen Suzanne Evans in action, but I’m willing to take other people’s word that she can talk the talk. There’s another woman who people like too. Diane James, is it? She was vaguely passable when I saw her once on QT, at ... more »

Pakistan Resigns Itself To A Long War In The Tribal Areas On The Afghan Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Pakistan braces for a long and deadly war in tribal areas on Afghan border* *RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — When 10 Pakistani soldiers tried to dislodge Taliban militants from a madrassa near the Afghan border this summer, their advance was crippled by relentless gunfire. Within minutes, two soldiers were dead, and Imran Ali had so many bullets in his legs he couldn’t tell whether they were still attached.* *For 22 agonizing hours, Ali said, he curled up on the floor waiting for other soldiers to fight their way in to rescue him. After he was finally flown to safety, ... more »

So You Want To Help Africa Mr Paterson? Then Stop Promoting Ideology And Falsehoods To Push GMOs

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 17 hours ago
According to Mathew Holehouse in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper (here), former UK Environment Minister Owen Paterson will this week accuse the European Union and Greenpeace of condemning people in the developing world to death by refusing to accept genetically modified crops. Speaking in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday, Paterson will warn that a food revolution that could save Africa from hunger is being held back and that the world is on the cusp of a green revolution, of the kind that fed a billion people in the 1960s and 1970s as the world’s population soared. After talking abo... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*Not much progress on 2007 slate of Congress-approved coastal projects ~Bob Marshall, via N.O. Advocate * *FEMA awards $2.4 million to Jefferson, Plaquemines for Isaac repairs ~Ramon Antonio Vargas * *New Orleans’ Irish Channel a holdover of the Irish influence on the Big Easy ~Sheila Langen*


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*More States Push Back Against Common Core* *Common core is basically a good idea but it has been hijacked by Leftists to make it their propaganda tool* Common Core continues to be a top concern in the states, with Mississippi and Wisconsin being the latest states taking steps to distance themselves from the controversial standards. Mississippi is considering full repeal of the Common Core standards. State senators Michael Watson and Angela Burks introduced legislation to repeal the standards last month, with Watson telling GulfLive.com Mississippi “will end up with our own standa... more »

Modern Slavery: Consumer Shackles, BUY BUY BUY!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
Modern Slavery | The True Reason behind the 40-Hour Work Week and Why Most People Are Economic Slaves The following post details in plain english the absurdity of modern society, and the unquestioned assumptions that keep us all buying into it. Thankfully with enough data most people can see reality for what is. See the post Trust Law: How You Became A Commodity for a detailed explanation of how modern slavery has been legalized and pandemic on earth. - Justin Source - Nexus Illuminati by EV *Economic slavery*, or *wage slavery*, refers to one’s total and immediate dependence on ... more »

Financial and Political Update ( February 23 , 2015 ) - Greece Reform List due in Brussels today ...... Ukraine currency and economy in freefall but Kiev continues with its War against the Eastern Regions ..... Portuguese debt falls below US debt ( in yield ) ......HSBC craters......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets..... Evening.... Frances Coppola retweeted *Linda Yueh* ‏@lindayueh 2h 2 hours ago #Greece timeline of key risks until August via @ecoeurope @TheStalwart @ MorganStanley [image: Embedded image permalink] fred walton retweeted *Yannis Koutsomitis* @YanniKouts · 1h1 hour ago Here is the reponse by a Syriza official to the leak of #Greece's gov't proposals earlier tonight: "Apparently,… http://twishort.com/FbGhc *Twishort* Tweet more than 140 characters Here is the reponse by a Syriza official to the leak of #Greece's gov't proposals earlier tonight: "Apparently,... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Massachusetts Democrat Senator goes "ad hominem"* *Senator Edward J. Markey has jumped on the bandwagon set in motion by the recent NYT article about Dr Willie Soon. He's got nothing intelligent to say about climate change so is attacking those who do. But a debate about persons tells us nothing about the truth or falsehood of what those persons say. The test of truth its agreement with reality and 18 years of global temperature stasis is a reality that heavily favors the skeptics, not the Warmists.The fact is that a small minority of skeptics do receive some funding from bu... more »

Check Out This New Amazingly Simple Open-Source Food Grow System

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
By The Health Ranger The Health Ranger, Mike Adams, reveals the Food Rising Mini-Farm Grow Box at the Health Freedom Expo in Naples, FL. Adams is releasing this technology to the public for free as an open-source project to promote the decentralization of healthy food production. Visit FoodRising.org for more. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate - FREE Research PDF Download!

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
*Quick download here* Sayer Ji (Please read the description for context of what you are getting, and what to do with it.) The media, your pediatrician, politicians and health authorities like the CDC and FDA claim that vaccines are safe and effective. So why do hundreds of peer-reviewed studies indicate the opposite is true? Read, download, and share this document widely to provide the necessary evidence-based counterbalance to the pro-vaccination propaganda that has globally infected popular consciousness and discussion like an intractable disease. It is abundantly clear tha... more »

Tim nice but dim

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The BBC has receive a tsunami of complaints (which they’ve rejected) about Tim Willcox from people like me. But not me, and I’ll tell you why not. I think calling for him to resign or be sacked is ‘playing the man not the ball’, and worse, it’s playing into the hands of critics of Israel who dismiss people like me who try to defend the Jewish state by calling us “Israel Firsters” who bleat “Israel right or wrong” at every opportunity. Well I don’t consider myself to be one, in fact I think the whole concept is simply sloganeering and meaningless. However this is what I think is happ... more »

What ISIS Really Wants and Is

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
This fascinating article http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/ will tell you more about ISIS than a thousand Barack Hussein Obama speeches will. Here's a key extract: 'The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam. Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by... more »

Keiser Report - Blackwater War World Order - an exploding global market for conflict

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
look, there's really decent money to be made from War World or Corporate War Starters like Blackwater. You know that armies are no longer to defend one's state/country from invasion but to wage for-profit *ordo ab chao* or Order From Chaos. Max Keiser and Stacey Herbert go into the scandalous fine granularity of this private mercenary patent-protective War Worlding: actually, they've been going on about this for years now and if you haven't listened then you'll probably not listen now. Stay on your backs, sheople, keep pissing on your soft bellies. *FURTHER CORPORATE WAR WORLD... more »

Some links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
- Wushanding mud volcano - WantWant: Taiwan considers making* northernmost* islands a national park. A subtle revelation of what everyone knows: the Senkakus aren't part of Taiwan. The northernmost islands of Taiwan have historically been these three. - WantWant: Deer conservation, new thinking needed. - Ko Wen-je's remarks on colonialism ripped in the... Times of Oman. - Sister of corporal whose death sparked massive protests to run for seat in Taichung 3 with newly forming party (from the great Facebook group Taiwan News in English. Freddy Lim of the ... more »

The Greek Apology: The "Big Boys" won this round

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Herein lies the truth of "Politics". I try to not be a Negative Nancy. I try to not always look for the holes in the logic. I try to not always scrutinize every word and action of the players ... but really, I can't help myself. It comes down to that old saying: "Fool me once,..." Here is the point I want to make. Maybe some of these guys really DO get into politics to try and "save the world". Maybe some of these guys actually DO have great ideas, big plans on how to implement them and an amazing dream of the changes they want to make..... .... But the moment that they step i... more »

More India-Israel joint defence projects on anvil

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Spike ATM]Reflecting rapid expansion in military ties, Israel has said it was ready to share cutting-edge defence technologies with India and both countries will go for co-development of a number of key weapon systems soon. Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon said both countries have overcome hurdles in co-development of Barak 8 missile defence system and work on another key project of aerial defence systems was on track. At the end of his India visit, Ya'alon said his talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar were very "satisfying" ... more »

Northrop Grumman Offers Enhanced C4ISR Capabilities to Customers Worldwide with Advanced Digital Cockpit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Black Hawk Cockpit]As part of an array of global defence capabilities, Northrop Grumman Corporation is showcasing its digital cockpit solution at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. The company's revolutionary cockpit and integrated avionics will be on display Feb. 22-26 in U.S. pavilion booth 02-A10, stand CS-2. Northrop Grumman is a premier provider of an open architecture based cockpit design that can be easily customized for the needs of customers around the globe. The company is already under contract and implementing its avionics ... more »

Business 360 22: Nepal's Tourism Potential

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
* This is my article for Business 360 magazine published in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 2015 issue. ------ *Nepal's Tourism Potential* Nepal is a beautiful and unique country with lots of interesting and fantastic places to see and feel, both for those who love indoors and the outdoors. Gifted with eight of the top 10 highest mountains in the planet Nepal has unique natural ornaments and can allure tens of millions of people from abroad. I went to Nepal for the first time in January, 2015 to attend the third Asia Liberty Forum. During the time I also had an opportunity to have a ... more »

Typhoon Fighter Jet Is Set for Weapons Upgrade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter Typhoon]Four European countries on Sunday committed to upgrading the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet’s air-to-ground weapons, as airstrikes on Islamic insurgents in Iraq underscore the need for planes to hit moving targets. Representatives from the U.K., Germany, Italy and Spain signed a €200 million ($228 million) contract to upgrade the jet, said the Eurofighter consortium, which includes BAE Systems PLC, Airbus Group NV and Finmeccanica SpA. The new capabilities will likely be available in two years. The upgrade will fit the Typhoon combat jet with Brimstone-2... more »

RAAF pushes for tighter integration of assets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Boeing 737-700 AEW&C (Wedgetail)]The Royal Australian Air Force has ambitious plans that emphasise the seamless integration of airborne assets, as it continues to induct new platforms. Speaking with Flightglobal on the sidelines of an air force conference, AM Geoff Brown foresees air force operations fundamentally changing in the next ten years, relying on data produced from a range of platforms, as well as improve situational awareness. The concept, dubbed 'Plan Jericho,' will see greater connectivity, allowing for dynamic re-tasking of aircraft, as well as improved integra... more »

Australia Says Military Is Training With U.S. Reaper Drones

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: MQ-9 Reaper]Australia has given a strong indication it is considering buying armed American-made drones of the type used against insurgents in Afghanistan and Syria, announcing its military has already begun training to fly the weapons. Just days after the U.S. government said it would allow the sale of its drones to military allies, Australia’s conservative government on Monday said the country’s air force had already commenced training aircrew and support staff in the U.S. on the MQ-9 ’Reaper’ drone. “It would be remiss of Australia not to continue to develop our knowledge... more »

Israel Acquired 14 Additional F-35 Jets from the US at $2.82 billion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]A delegation of Defense Ministry officials to the US headed by Aharon Marmarosh, has signed a contract this weekend finalizing Israel's purchase of 14 additional Joint Strike Fighter F-35 fighter jets, after the ministerial military procurement committee approved the deal in November 2014. The deal was signed with the JSF Project team at the Pentagon, and it includes 14 jets, with an option to purchase another 17 of the aircraft in the future. This deal is an addition to the previous one singed in September 2010 for the procurement of 19 F-35s. In total,... more »

India now puts aircraft carrier plan on fast track

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Vikrant]India is trying to fast-track finalization of its long-pending ambitious plan to launch indigenous construction of its largest-ever aircraft carrier. Though the propulsion system for the proposed 65,000-tonne warship is yet to be decided, the plan is veering towards nuclear power for greater operational endurance. The ongoing "detailed" naval study for this indigenous aircraft carrier-II (IAC-II) project has gained urgency since the ageing 56-year-old INS Viraat -- quite toothless now with just 11 Sea Harrier jump-jets left to operate from its deck -- will be r... more »

Every American Should Spend a Day In Jail

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Recklessness and unlimited resources never worked well together. It is always a rush to the lowest common denominator. Free weapons and trigger happy fools is obviously a lousy idea. Yet as this writer observes, our own fools allowed it all to happen. How about invading Iraq for the simple purpose of collecting all weapons. Do a collection drive before a full press weapons sweep. Then destroy any weapons found hidden and the property associated with that weapon. That at least will make sure everybody digs it all up ahead of time. Then sweep surrounding fields. It is a lot of wor... more »

Christians Can Opt Out of ObamaCare

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: christian-health-care] Let me get this right. Christians can form CO-OPs to manage their health insurance and likely almost eliminate administrative overhead as well. Better this cuts the annual cost to a very reasonable level through this elimination of financial and admin surcharges. That the left objects is rich. This supposed to be their actual doctrine. Instead they opt for government run pyramids of surcharge based systems that naturally run out of control while actually destroying efficiencies and ethics. This also tells me that a better system is readily ... more »

Minor Collision Between INS Sindhughosh Submarine and Fishing Trawler Off Mumbai's Coast

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: INS Sindhurakshak]INS Sindhughosh, a Kilo-class submarine, had a minor collision with a fishing trawler off the coast of Mumbai on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, the Navy has said. However, there were no major damages to the submarine in the collision, the Navy added. The Ministry of Defence has been informed about the incident. The submarine was part of an exercise being conducted in pitch dark conditions. Its periscope suffered minor dislocation after it hit the unlit fishing vessel. Read more

Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: 2015.2.3.SoulFire.main] Let me go further. Land and food is essential for the restoration of our civil society and the complete elimination of all forms of poverty. It is how it is done that is the real trick and we have ample examples of horrid abusive protocols out of history. We also have plenty of counter examples and this certainly is one such. Failure is a direct result of flawed economic and social engineering. Success is the obverse and needs to become global doctrine which is something that i have been working toward. These successes merely demonstrate the... more »

Growers Are Making Bank on This Green, Fragrant Bud. No, Not That One.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What this means of course is that craft beer is on the way to becoming snob heaven. Which seriously spells the ultimate demise of industrial grade beer as anything but a cheap alternative and a progressive loss of market share. We have all been watching this slowly evolve and now it is clearly winning out. It will always be about the hops and that means quality and location to perfect taste and nuance. Beer tasting is an expanding line of work. The industrial producers discounted the hop producers out of business a long time ago. now the shoe is on the other ... more »

Bipedal Canine in Manitoba

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Another bulls eye. We have a well observed creature conforming to the male form of the Giant sloth. There is no confusion either. This now locates them in Manitoba. I have had them in the Great Lakes District and this is just on the edge. We get here the bipedal stance, but this creature is just as comfortable on four limbs. This animal has full claws on all limbs. It is never to be approached even armed. You have no idea what you face and unfortunately it is an ambush killer that may mean from fifty yards. I suspect that hunters have been disappeared by thi... more »

How to Grow Buckets Full of Blueberries at Home

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This helps. Blueberries are an excellent garden fruit that do take extra soil preparation and the like. but once established, they produce productively all summer far longer than any other fruit without special hybridization. I can see them been a mainstay everywhere. In many ways they are really just getting going. The raisin forms also works very well as well and can be used in many blends. In the Vancouver lower mainland i have watched field after field been switched over year by year. This happens to be no small decision as no other crop is then entertained ever. There... more »

The Legendary Origins of Merlin the Magician

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Of course, the fictional character of Merlin was neatly recreated as Gandalf by Tolkien in the Twentieth century and if we skip names, Merlin is part of the whole genre of fantasy and fantasy gaming. We all recognize this wonderful character. Its early emergence can be blamed on Geoffrey of Monmouth, but its immediate popularity in Wales allowed it to be picked up and imitated by every troubadour. That is how it was done then. The real question is whether this character had a previous life in the oral tradition before Geoffrey picked it up. So far it appears unlikely and... more »

Ronald Reagan's Free-Market Mentors

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Reagan matured into a serious economic thinker who then and only then had the necessary conviction to make the changes that he made in our economic system. Poseurs have emerged since to rationalize alterations that Reagan would have powerfully opposed but that is another story and we are now paying the price of all that. This is a telling of even his small beginnings that led to his later development as a serious player, however well he hid just that. He also had the remarkable skill to sell to everyman that made all those good ideas fly. Conservative thinking has a long pe... more »

'Missing Oil' from 2010 BP Spill Found on Gulf Seafloor

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
First off, the bulk of the spilled oil has actually been disappeared through both recovery and dissipation in some form or the other. What is left is an intractable residual that will now take a long time to be destroyed for lack of oxygen. Yet the layer is actually very thin so even that may disappear quicker than anticipated. The take home is that 95% of spilled oil will disappear inside of five years. Most of that will be simply be destroyed by biological action. Thus the best strategy always must be to stimulate biological activity as quickly as possible. . *'Missin... more »

The Trip Treatment

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
We have recently noted that research has taken off on all forms of mind altering drugs. This is also releasing information of the spiritual experience as well with trained observers taking notes. We can touch on all this, but having thousands of individual reports, properly organized and compared is hugely more productive and useful. We are now going there. We have lost two generation in time and that means two generations of suffering that likely could have been avoided. I think this will now quickly change. These things are not cures but they liberate the mind. After all i... more »

Flexible Graphene-Based LED Clears the Way for Flexible Displays

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Researchers have created a new graphene-based flexible LED display prototype (not pictured...] The ability to fabricate graphene based technology is continuing to advance and is rewarding us with a very flexible palette of options. I do expect to see flexible displays sooner than expected. Better yet, i think this will be ideal for 3D technology.Can you imagine embedded processors supporting a holograph display. That now looks plausible.The advance in nano based single atomic layer technology in the past decade has been breathtaking.I waited literally forty years for us... more »

Scientists Hit Upon New Reset Button for Biological Clocks

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Researchers from Tennessee's Vanderbilt University claim to have discovered a switch for t...] This does not sound too market ready but is a proof of principal. It is certainly possible. Thus a reset pill pack that forces alteration is also plausible. Something like that would be valuable if only to end the induced time lag that is very uncomfortable. Better yet it would be nice to reestablish normal sleeping patterns quickly and decisively. Most of us do get our sleep pattern thrown off and restoration is often never the same. . *Scientists hit upon new reset button f... more »

Enko Running Shoes have a Shocking Design

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Each Enko shoe features 2 cm (0.8 in) of coil-sprung suspension] It certainly is an oddity. The more important question is whether or not it will be of any use. It appears that a few thousand customers will soon endeavor to to find out. I admit to been personally skeptical and expect wear issues to ultimately make this device impractical. However we can be surprised. Many other variations have been put out there over decades and most change little except the direction of the marketing budget. Air pads are essentially small enough to actually beg significance ... more »

World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rules The World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Karen Hudes] This is important as it reveals the institutional mindset and the obvious paranoia that goes with it. Worse is that they are deluded into believing it all. Yet the apparent strings they control and pull only gives then a mirage of control. It is actually meaningless to the extent that it misses the entire point of an economic system, which is to facilitate the free exchange of information in a continuous fashion. The fundamental error of those who would be king is the same everywhere. It is that no individual can properly make the b... more »

A Circus of the Senses

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Flower farming in Northern Holland, 1982. Photo by Dennis Stock/Magnum] This is data on the mind that most of us do not perceive at all. So far it is an instructive phenomenum with no obvious application as yet. I do think it is going to turn out to be useful. I am now well aware that we fail to properly perceive the blue end of the spectrum. What we do perceive is that part filtered out by the physical atom,s and molecules of the atmosphere instead. Our brain effectively uses that as an observational standard and ignores parts of the spectrum close by leaving us ... more »

Secrets in 2,000-Year-Old Scorched Scrolls of Herculaneum to be Revealed with New Tech

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is really great news. when i first heard about these charred scrolls, i had hoped that there might be a way to recover the data. Of course it would actually be asking too much to recover a scroll we actually want. So much was lost. At least a thousand years of records disappeared into first the fall of the Western empire and ultimately the loss of the libraries of Alexandria and Byzantium. Thus we must accept every scrap. Hopefully many other abandoned hoards will be found particularly as everybody knows these are sought and will be rewarded. We certainly have never ... more »

Expanding on Three Tiers of Matter

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
*I continue to add more explanation for my readers to assist them in understanding what this means.* This item is meant to be a simple non rigorous description of our particle universe as I now understand it. This description is informed by my discoveries in mathematics, my thought experiment on the creation of the first neutral neutrino pairing and the induced expansive growth of the universe from this first action of intent. *I am underlying key concepts* and that is good enough for understanding the gist of this text. All this can be simulated and my metrics can be used ... more »

Be Careful What You Wish For: Awakening the Third Eye

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I do agree that this must be prepared for. Success promises to allow you to actually perceive the spirit world. That means that you must be mentally rady for all that entails through reading and any guidance you may garner. It is here that a truly well trained shaman would be welcome. Today they are thin on the ground and demand is increasing sharply meaning that many more need to be trained and that clearly takes years. Otherwise you are on your own and you must be careful. Recall that spirits can have motives that are not to our advantage. That most appear to be positiv... more »

Dolores Cannon’s Work using Hypnotherapy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This report goes a long way to providing a larger framework to understand the many other partial reports and direct discoveries we have been pursuing. That we are living presently in a zone of intervention is highly informative and inspiring. The intervention began after 1945 which appears to coincide with the mass of data available. What is happening is that we are been accelerated toward a planetary transition. We are certainly receiving ample reports supporting just that and have for some time. It is also true that scientific knowledge is also accelerating toward much th... more »

How Indians Have Turned British Military Bands Into Indian Wedding Bands

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Members of an Indian wedding band wait on a road divider in New Delhi on Feb. 17, 2013. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)] Only in India. I notice no one is paying the price to master the bagpipes here. Otherwise, this is a delightful story and a serious visible echo of the Raj. Of course the Raj has never really disappeared just as the Roman empire never truly disappeared. They simply ceased to matter politically while the institutional skeleton lived on and on because they were simply essential. Two hundred high end wedding is not many weddings. There is obviously ... more »

The Surprising Connection between Etowah Mounds, Georgia and Tulsa, Oklahoma

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: CouncilOakArt-night] Here is an item outlining the progressive dispossession of the Creeks and Cherokees in the southern USA. It is not a pleasent story but it happened and many died in the process. The detail of how it came about is usually glossed over and it is a tale of chicanery and politics as well. Little credit goes to anyone. The big problem continues to be concepts such as hunting grounds when hunting has ended and alternative land use becomes possible. It remains the role of the State to determine title and land rights and even if you had not considered yours... more »

The Ancient Disc of Life and the Colonization of Planet Earth

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Ancient Disc of Life - NASA] This is sort of a review of Lana Corrine Contrell's manuscript which never gained much traction in terms of popularity but is a thousand page manuscript that tackles sources for the cultural history of the ancients.I am pleased to discover this text, long as it is because i have been forced to rely on snippets from those sources until now. That was still ample to open the working conjecture on the apparent role of an alien class of rulers who set up Bronze Age civilization and nursed it into independence. They likely were responsible for mai... more »

BICEP Cosmic Inflation Claim Was Wrong

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I personally had low expectations for the so called primordial signal, as in not expecting any such thing. Thus elimination the BICEP conclusion is a positive. I really do not expect them, to get lucky here. In my Cloud Cosmology, expansion is at the speed of light beginning from a first movement well described and rigorously defined in my posting march 7 of 2013. Everything after is geometric decay producing fundamental particles all of which progress to agglomeration and decay into larger particles on to ultimately the physical structure of our universe. Asymmetries will ... more »

Immunotherapy, Natural Allopathic Medicine and Cancer With Dr Sircus

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: http://www.jerryokungu.org/dev/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/battling-cancer.jpg] The best commercial cancer protocol is the one that appears to maximize the time spent using the drug while delaying death only. In no way is cure contemplated as that will simply stop the treadmill. We now have 374 different drugs in the pipeline all of whom will never cure but will reasonably extend the pay period through drug dependance. At the same time, a simple baking soda protocol will actually end the cancer and we now have confirmation regarding that and direct comparables all of... more »

Shedding Light on Three Big Lies About Systemic Pesticides and Bees

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Shedding Light on Three Big Lies About Systemic Pesticides and Bees] How bad must the Neonics disaster become? Not only is this collapsing bee population both tame and wild, it is slashing other insect populations as well. Here we discover bee keepers retreating to woodland refugia in order to save what is left of their hives. The industry knows and no one accept any of the lies been promoted by this highlighted industry shill. This is worse than the tobacco scam in terms of actual damage. Yet it tells me that the drum beat of scientific reality has forced the neon... more »

This Scientific ‘Global Warming’ Scandal is Much Bigger

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Urban-Sunbathing-AFP] There is a belief out there that with unlimited money and the will, it is possible to cook scientific results to promote your agenda. We have come across this phenomena in the drug industry and in aqgricultural chemical industry. Both are now showing a serious disconnect from empirical reality, mostly because more of the same appears better to these profoundly ignorant opportunists. It has proven mostly correct in the short and medium term. That is why we have not had a real repeat of the thalidomide scandal although serious anomalies have occ... more »

Footage of Skunkape/Bigfoot

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is actually important confirmation regarding my own thinking and working conjectures related to the so called skunk Ape. difficult as it is to make out actual detail, we go observe the motion of the limbs and the body. This is extremely important because i can recognize them. First of it is certainly not a bear and bears are also unhappy around alligators and i suspect snakes. Nor will they dive into the swamp to escape mere observation. The same holds as true for Bigfoot who is even less inclined to swim with alligators. They are our cousins after all. However once... more »

Are Jews ever responsible for "anti-Semitism"?

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 23 hours ago
Are Jews, their behavior and actions, and the policies they promote *ever* responsible for genuine anti-Jewish sentiment? Apparently not, according to Yair Rosenberg, who recently published an article on the subject for *Tablet Magazine*. In fact, honestly inquiring as to whether or not Jewish actions and behaviors are directly tied to criticism and hostility towards Jews is itself "anti-Semitic," Rosenberg argues. A popular, mainstream Swedish radio host, Helena Groll, had the temerity to ask Israel's ambassador to Sweden whether or not Jews are responsible for rising "anti-Semitis... more »

Hawking wins the "best male actor" Oscar

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
*Eddie Redmayne did a great job in "TOE"* The Theory of Everything (2014) is coming to the Czech movie theaters this week. Those of us who have mastered the space and time have already seen the picture. The touching film is based on "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen" by Jane Wilde Hawking, the famous physicist's first wife, which is a reason to expect fewer path integrals and more of the social stuff. Even Stephen Hawking himself has pointed out that Eddie Redmayne was almost as handsome as himself (Hawking) so you shouldn't be surprised that this actor added the Osca... more »

Should The U.S. Leave Afghanistan Or Stay?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter delivers remarks at a question-and-answer session with U.S. military personnel at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar February 22, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst *Reuters:* *Tough choice for U.S. in Afghanistan's Kandahar province* *(Reuters) - A once bustling military hub at the heart of America's war in southern Afghanistan, Kandahar Air Field seemed destined to quietly shut down this year as part of a U.S. withdrawal that had already thinned its numbers.* *But, now, there appears to be growing signs that fate might be postponed, if only for... more »

Turkey Launches Massive Military Operation To Evacuate Tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Turkey evacuates troops guarding Ottoman tomb in Syria as remains of revered figure are moved to new location* ** Overnight operation saw 600 Turkish troops enter Syria near Kobane* ** Some 40 troops have been guarding Ottoman tomb in Syria since 2012* ** Operation saw the guard extracted, tomb destroyed and remains moved* ** Tomb of Suleyman Shah, is considered sovereign Turkish territory* ** Shah was the grandfather of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire* *More News On Turkey Launching A Massive Military Operation To Evacuate Tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria* Turkey... more »

Snowden Documentary CitizenFour Grabs Oscar For Best Documentary

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT*: *Snowden documentary CitizenFour grabs Oscar* *A Laura Poitras’ film about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has won Hollywood’s highest accolade by snatching the Oscar for Best Documentary.* *“The disclosures of Edward Snowden don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself," Poitras said during her acceptance speech. She was joined on stage by editor Mathilde Bonnefoy, producer Dirk Wilutzky and Snowden’s girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. * *WNU Editor*: I am not surprised by this award. As for the Snowden documentary CitizenFour .... I have seen it and it is... more »

Al-Shabaab Threatens To Attack U.S, U.K., And Canadian Shopping Malls

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
CNN:* Al-Shabaab threatens malls, including some in U.S.; FBI downplays threat* *But after a video from terror group Al-Shabaab calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, how worried should shoppers be?Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told CNN Sunday that there's "no credible or specific evidence" suggesting a U.S. mall attack is in the works. But he warned Americans to watch out."If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today," he said, "they've got to be particularly careful."* *WNU Editor:* U.S. intelligence ... more »

Terror Bombing In The Ukrainian City Of Kharkiv

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Guardian: * *Ukraine truce rocked by Kharkiv blast* *Two people killed including a police officer in explosion in Ukraine’s second-largest city as violations of ceasefire continueTwo people were killed and about a dozen injured when a bomb exploded in Ukraine’s second-largest city at a march on to mark the first anniversary of the ousting of president Viktor Yanukovych, the country’s interior ministry said.The ministry said Sunday’s blast in the government-held eastern city of Kharkiv was due to an “unknown explosive device” and was being considered a terrorist act. A police ... more »

US security chief warns shoppers after terror threat per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'In the video, a man with a British-sounding accent and full face covering calls on supporters of al-Shabab to attack "American or Jewish-owned" Western shopping centres.' Jewish not Israeli? Maybe someone should explain that to Barack Hussein Obama and David Cameron, it's about religion. More here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31576486 but no mention of the word Muslims.

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Marfa Lights 1"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, "Marfa Lights 1" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMUUOddETfk

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Beautiful Nebula discovered between the Balance [Libra] & the Serpent [Serpens] ..." begins the description of the 5th entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous catalog of nebulae and star clusters. *Click image for larger size.* Though it appeared to Messier to be fuzzy and round and without stars, Messier 5 (M5) is now known to be a globular star cluster, 100,000 stars or more, bound by gravity and packed into a region around 165 light-years in diameter. It lies some 25,000 light-years away. Roaming the halo of our galaxy, globular star clusters are ancient members... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Cosmography of Myself”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Cosmography of Myself”* by Chet Raymo “It was a common conceit of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to think of the human self– body and soul– as a microcosm, a little world made cunningly of elements and an angel-like sprite, a miniature version of the macroscosm, the universe. So-called "correspondences" linked the microcosm and the macrocosm. For example, each of the seven holes in the human head corresponded to a celestial body- Sun, Moon, or one of the five known planets. Astrology articulated a vast system of correspondences between the peregrinations of stars and human l... more »

"The Secret Of Surrender: Seeing The Illusion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Secret Of Surrender: Seeing The Illusion"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Surrender should be seen as a great strength and comes when we let go of trying to attain the impossible. Most of us were raised and live in a culture that emphasizes the ideals of independence and control. The general idea is that we are on our own and we don’t need any help from anyone else, and if we are really successful it’s because we are in complete control. However, true lasting success comes only with surrender, which is the opposite of control. We cannot accomplish anything truly great on our ... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The One Guilty Man"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The One Guilty Man"* by Paulo Coelho "Wise King Weng asked to visit the palace prison. And he began listening to the prisoners’ complaints. ‘I’m innocent,’ said a man accused of murder. ‘I’m here simply because I wanted to give my wife a fright, but I accidentally killed her.’ ‘I was accused of taking a bribe,’ said another, ‘but all I did was accept a gift.’ All the prisoners declared their innocence to King Weng, until one of them, a young man of only twenty or so, said: ‘I’m guilty. I wounded my brother in a fight and I deserve to be punished. This place has made me reflect on... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Ninth Duino Elegy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Ninth Duino Elegy"* "Praise the world to the angel: leave the unsayable aside. Your exalted feelings do not move him. In the universe, where he feels feelings, you are a beginner. Therefore show him what is ordinary, what has been shaped from generation to generation, shaped by hand and eye. Tell him of things. He will stand still in astonishment, the way you stood by the ropemaker in Rome or beside the potter on the Nile. Show him how happy a thing can be, how innocent and ours, how even a lament takes pure form, serves as a thing, dies as a thing, while the violin, blessing it, fades... more »

"If You Have Come to Help Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." - 1970s Aboriginal activists group, Queensland

"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"* by Jonathan "I love simple solutions to seemingly complex issues, don’t you? So often we seem to complicate the daylights out of things by over-analyzing, dissecting and brainstorming. I gravitate toward simple solutions whenever possible. Asking yourself the right question is one of the simplest ways to direct your thoughts in a positive direction without jumping through a bunch of mental or emotional hoops. What are the right questions? In particular, those that stimulate your mind to consider new possibilities or interrupt old es... more »

The Oscars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor*: A small confession readers .... I am a rabid fan of American culture (music, movies, literature) .... and I also enjoy watching shows like the Oscars. This is also what I call family time .... my mom, GF, etc. .... an excuse for downtime on a cold Sunday night .... to have a good laughs .... and yes .... tonight's Oscars has a few of them courtesy of the host Neil Patrick Harris. When the show is over I will be back to blogging .... sighhh .... back to the real world.

Colorado Students Getting It Done

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*R.A.V.E. action brochure passing out!* *Join us at Littleton High School on Saturday February 28th at 7 p.m. to pass out opt out brochures at the end of their musical "Beauty and the Beast."Littleton High School address - 199 East Littleton BoulevardLittleton, Colorado 80121-1106DATE: 2/28/2015 (Sat 7:00PM )LOCATION: Littleton High SchoolCREATED BY: Stefanie Fuhr CONTACT *CONTACT

Introducing…the DUMBPHONE

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
"What it is, see, is…well, it looks just like a Smartphone, except it’s really, REALLY dumb." Full story: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/02/21/dumbphone/

‘Net neutrality’ in a cartoon or two…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
So how does it work? Because "nothing says forward-looking for the 21st century like a regulated utility." RELATED READING: - *'Net Neutrality' Q&A: What it is, how it affects you* – NZ HERALD - “The Federal Communications Commission recently announced new “net neutrality” rules, ostensibly to guarantee a “free and open internet.” But as the New York times reported, the new rules are “a strong hand to regulate the internet.” In reading FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s defence of his plan, one can uncover hidden threats to internet freedom.” *Toward a Less-Free Int... more »

TV Watch: As the final run of "Mad Men" draws nigh, the question becomes, how much does Don Draper have to pay for his sins?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The official "first trailer" for the final episodes of Mad Men. The first of the final seven episodes airs April 5.* *by Ken* I have paid abundant tribute to the tight-lippedness of Vince Gilligan, the creator-overseer of AMC's *Breaking Bad*, which has carried over into Vince and Peter Gould's *Better Call Saul*. But Matt Weiner, the mastermind of AMC's other great series, *Mad Men* is no slouch in the keeping-mum department either. As the air dates approach for the final half-season's worth of episodes, which launch April 5, Matt knows he has to feed the insatiable publicity ma... more »

Major Fukushima Emissions!!!!

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago

"How It Really Is"

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Selling Lies And...... by Dresden James

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
Source: *Living With Common Sense Facebook*

The Abomination

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
The Dalek was insane. Radiation had altered the structure of its mind and made it mad. The mark of its insanity was, that of all Daleks in the great race of Daleks, it had a name. It was called the Abomination. They had given it another name: in the imperial battle roster it was listed as the Special Weapons Dalek. The Emperor had decreed its creation. They had ripped it from its birthing cradle, aware like all Daleks. They had taken it and placed it in its shell and given it functions. But the shell they gave it was wrong, twisted, a single function monstrosity – a vast ... mo

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