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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Is The White House Caving In To Iran's Nuclear Demands?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Daily Beast:* White House Lowers Bar for Iran Nuke Deal *For anyone hoping a nuclear deal with Iran might stop the Tehran government from destabilizing the Middle East or free its political prisoners, the Obama administration has some bad news: It's just an arms control agreement.* *As details of a proposed pact leaked out of the Geneva talks Monday, administration officials told us they will ask the world to judge any final nuclear agreement on the technical aspects only, not on whether the deal will spur Iranian reform.* *"The only consideration driving... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Textiles

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

Gulf Oil Cash Has Been Funding Terrorists All Along  (Liberal Media?  Consider That The New York Times, Purported Linchpin of the Liberal Media, Hammered Bill Clinton, Broke Breitbart's Eliot Spitzer Call-Girl Story, Pilloried Not-Guilty-of-an-Actual-Crime Weiner - and Touted Judy Miller's Fake Iraq War "Reporting")  CitizenFour Oscared!

I had a report on the totally unexpected intellectualization of the Oscars, and the shutout of the psychos (Hi, Kyle fans!), mostly written before I saw this latest bit of documentation on the funding of the "terrorists" by the oil interests, and the convenient (not really) invention of (and support for) ISIS/L (also known as a bunch of people really angry about all the previous western

TV and Movie Watch: Celebrating "Mad Men" and Matthew Weiner at MoMI -- and even if you can't get there

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Escape from Grand Central*: *In North by Northwest (made only a couple of years before the dawn of the Age of Mad Men), as Matthew W reminds us, Cary Grant plays an ad man named Roger (seen here trying to slip out of NYC by train; the ticket agent with his bald head to us is that long-enduring character actor Ned Glass). We might add that Hitchcock's ad man named Roger has gotten through life trafficking heavily on his charm.* *by Ken* After writing my Sunday *Mad Men*-themed post, as some readers may have noted from my initial updatings of the "On Demand" CC situation, I proceed... more »

Corruption Is Still Pervasive In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg: *Ukraine's Tarnished Poster Child for Reform* *Less than a year ago, Igor Bilous was a symbol of hope and change for Ukraine. The 36-year-old investment banker's appointment to lead the country's tax service seemed to confirm that the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych's corrupt regime would mark a generational shift and a radical cleanup of the Ukrainian state. Today, however, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk suspended Bilous and two of his key deputies pending a corruption investigation.Bilous's fall bodes poorly for the stability of the curr... more »

“Turning to social liberalism, the issue I would suggest ACT focuses on is voluntary euthanasia.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
David Farrar was asked to talk to last weekend’s ACT conference on how ACT might gain more voters to increase their representation in parliament and decrease their reliance on the Epsom electorate? Mark Hubbard will be pleased… …I think a clear message of opposition to most forms of corporate welfare has potential appeal to not just economic liberals on the right, but also to many on the left. It would make it hard for the left to paint ACT as the party of big business, if they are signing up to your campaigns against corporate welfare. Turning to social liberalism, the issue I ... more »

Growing U.S. Public Support To Send Weapons To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*PEW Research Center:* *Increased Public Support for the U.S. Arming Ukraine* *More Still Oppose Than Favor the U.S. Sending Arms to Kiev As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed rebels, the public has become more supportive of sending arms to the Ukrainian government and increasing sanctions on Russia.More still oppose (53%) than favor (41%) the U.S. sending arms and military supplies to the Ukrainian government, but support for arming Ukraine is up 11 points since April 2014, when opposition outweighed support by about two-to-one ... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Of Sex Ed and Dickheads...

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 3 hours ago
On Monday the Ontario government released its comprehensive Health and Physical Education curriculum for grades 1 through 12, which includes a component on human sexuality. Some people got sidetracked. This woman opined that her own children are too clever or savvy for the topics addressed. Though Soupcoff is a parent and a non-practicing lawyer, she lacks pedagogical training as well as an understanding of cognitive development-appropriate teaching methods. She also forgets there *ARE* adults who flail, fail and suffer from a dearth of basic life skills and knowledge. Nadine Thorn... more »

Unreasonable verdict

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
R v Moose, 2015 ABCA 71: A verdict may be unreasonable if the trial judge has drawn an inference or made a finding of fact essential to the verdict that is incompatible with evidence that has not otherwise been contradicted or rejected by the trial judge: *R v RP*, 2012 SCC 22 (CanLII) at para 9, [2012] 1 SCR 746.

JAY Z's 1st Rap EVER on TV They Didn't Even Say His Name!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/rAtJnQ8OiVw I'm no fan of Jay Z, I prefer his other half, Beyonce. However I thought this video was rather charming.

U.S. Secretary Of State: Russians Are Lying About Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Russia is lying when it denies its troops are in Ukraine: Kerry* *(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Russia was lying when it said there are no Russian troops or equipment in Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting government troops.* *Fighting has abated in eastern Ukraine in recent days, raising hope that a ceasefire that was due to start on Feb. 15 can finally take effect after the rebels initially ignored it to storm the government-held town of Debaltseve last week.* *More News On U.S. Reaction To Russia's Involvement In The ... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- February 24, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Ukraine rebels show weapons pullback; Kiev rejects 'empty words'* *(Reuters) - Pro-Russia separatists brought reporters on Tuesday to witness the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but Ukraine said the rebels were using the cover of the truce to reinforce for another advance.Fighting has eased in eastern Ukraine in recent days, raising hope that a ceasefire due to start on Feb. 15 can finally take effect after the rebels initially ignored it to storm a government-held town last week.* *Ukraine War News Updates -... more »

Latest TV Guest

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
The latest edition of *This Issue* features Kay Mann from Brunswick, Maine. Kay runs the environmental web site Green Energy Maine. Kay discusses climate change and the need for a major redirection towards renewal energy sources around the state. She also critiques the energy program of Gov. Paul LePage. This show currently plays on 14 public access stations across Maine and has been airing since 2003.

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Along the High Ridges"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Deuter, "Along the High Ridges" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoiMTeKC08

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cass A) is a comfortable 11,000 light-years away. Light from the Cass A supernova, the death explosion of a massive star, first reached Earth just 330 years ago. The expanding debris cloud spans about 15 light-years in this composite X-ray/optical image, while the bright source near the center is a neutron star (inset illustration) the incredibly dense, collapsed remains of the stellar core. *Click image for larger size.* Still hot enough to emit X-rays, Cass A's neutron star is cooling. In fact, 10 years of observations with the orbiting Chandra X-r... more »

"Otters Of The Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“We are game-playing, fun-having creatures, we are the otters of the universe. We cannot die, we cannot hurt ourselves any more than illusions on the screen can be hurt. But we can believe we’re hurt, in whatever agonizing detail we want. We can believe we’re victims, killed and killing, shuddered around by good luck and bad luck.” “Many lifetimes?” I asked. “How many movies have you seen?” “Oh.” “Films about living on this planet, about living on other planets; anything that’s got space and time is all movie and all illusion,” he said. “But for a while we can learn a huge amount and... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” - Kahlil Gibran

Rosebud Lakotas Celebrate Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Oyate Wahacanka Woecun                                            Shield the People For Immediate Release: February 24, 2015 Greetings from the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota Nations. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Oyate Wahacanka Woecun, Shielding the People would like to thank President Barak Obama for his veto of the Keystone Pipeline, 270-152. We view this as positive recognition of our long

Free Download: Hermann Hesse, "Siddhartha"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse "Siddhartha" is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of a boy known as Siddhartha from the Indian Subcontinent during the time of the Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s. Hesse dedicated "Siddhartha" to Romain Rolland, "my dear friend". The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit l... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber

Chet Raymo, "Nullius In Verba"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Nullius In Verba"* by Chet Raymo "Britain's Royal Society, established in 1660, was the first formal scientific association. It's early membership included such luminaries as Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton. They took as their motto Nullius in verba, which can be translated roughly as "Take no one's word for it." And thus ended, in that gathering at least, a millennium-and-a-half of a European intellectual tradition based on quoting authorities as proofs of arguments. It always helped, of course, to have Aristotle on your side. Or Augustine. Or Aquin... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 24, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*George Ingram, Newsweek:* *What Makes Putin Run?* *The Washington foreign policy community—actually the entire Western world—is seized with how the U.S. and its allies should respond to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. Before critical decisions are made, policymakers and pundits would do well to read Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.* *If you want to understand how Czar Putin views the world, how his view differs from our own, what motivates him, and how he responds, read this book. No one has dissected Putin better than my Brookings colleagues Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy.*... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny." - Maitri Upanishads

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Burbank, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Conspiracy Theorists"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Conspiracy Theorists"* In 1967, the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists", And Ways to Attack Anyone Who Challenges the "Official" Narrative By George Washington *"Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As Normal: *Democracy and free market capitalism were founded on conspiracy theories. The Magna Carta, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and other founding Western documents were based on conspiracy theories. Greek democracy and free market capitalism were also based on conspiracy theories. But those were the bad old days …Things have now changed. That all... more »

Ready For The Chemotherapy Side Effects?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
I went to college in the middle sixties. My friends and I marked the passage of time in many ways and one involved the release of new albums by our favorite bands-- the Beatles, Stones, Pink Floyd, Who, Airplane, Big Brother, Dead, etc. When we got wind that a new Stones album, for example, was coming down the pike, some of us would shop around for the finest LSD to commemorate the event. When *Between the Buttons* came out in February 1967, many of us had heard it already because the U.K. company had released it a month early in the hope of stacking up some heavy import sales fro...more »

Paul Craig roberts is back! Upon clicking the link you will have to scroll down a few more recent pages to reach his article. Enjoy!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 7 hours ago
------------------------------ *Financial Repression: PCR Interviewed by Gordon Long * ------------------------------ February 22, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Financial Repression: PCR Interviewed by Gordon Long http://www.gordontlong.com/Financial_Repression.htm ------------------------------ Cherchez la Verite

Quote of the afternoon: Menger on economic progress

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“The quantities of consumption goods at human disposal are limited only by the extent of human knowledge of the causal connections between things, and by the extent of human control over these things. Increasing understanding of the causal connections between things and human welfare, and increasing control of the less proximate conditions responsible for human welfare, have led mankind, therefore, from a state of barbarism and the deepest misery to its present stage of civilisation and well-being, and have changed vast regions inhabited by a few miserable, excessively poor, me... more »

World News Briefs -- February 24, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 150 Christians* *(Reuters) - Islamic State militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian activists said on Tuesday.A Syrian Christian group representing several NGO's inside and outside the country said it had verified at least 150 people missing, including women and elderly, who had been kidnapped by the militants.* *MIDDLE EAST* Rights group calls for *U.N. arms embargo on Syria over barrel bombs*. Monitor: 90 Christians *abducted by ISIL ... more »

Russian President Putin: War With Russia Would Represent 'Apocalyptic Scenario' For Eastern Europe (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC*: *Ukraine conflict: Russia's Vladimir Putin says war 'unlikely'* *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 recent Minsk ceasefire deal as the best way to stabilise eastern Ukraine.* *Ukraine says Russian troops have been fighting in Ukraine. Mr Putin repeated denials that this was the case.* *Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany are meeting in Paris on Tuesday to discuss the ceasefire.* *More News On Prussian President Pu... more »

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Here he reflects on the supposed "North Vietnamese aggression" in the Gulf of Tonkin leading to a war that was unjustified by marginalizing all those who were skeptical. Only after thousands of American soldiers died -- along with many, many more foreign civilians -- did historians discover that this disaster might have been avoided if only the government had only consulted those who seriously studied the situation before deciding whether or not to go to war. But then, as now, the war mongers get the publicity and the level headed are ignored. So now when a nuclear war with Russia could annihilate the human race, the government and the mainstream media puppets seem ready to follow “Dr. Strangelove” to their deaths …together with ours.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 7 hours ago
------------------------------ Congress is failing the Tonkin Gulf test on Ukraine by Robert Parry Posted on Information Clearing House, February 21, 2015 *As the Ukraine crisis worsens, Official Washington fumes only about “Russian aggression” — much as a half century ago, the Tonkin Gulf talk was all about “North Vietnamese aggression.” But then and now there were other sides to the story – and questions that Congress needed to ask, writes Robert Parry.* February 21, 2015 “ICH” – “Consortium News” – Many current members of Congress, especially progressives, may have envisioned h... more »

The Empire Of Debt: This Is A Sign Of The End

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
It is so sad to watch what is happening in the world right now... The criminal Kiev government in Ukraine has been thwarted in its attacks at the moment in trying to genocide the innocent people of eastern Ukraine who's only crime was to decide in a legal referendum that they had no future with Ukraine itself and want to be independent.... The good guys, these so called eastern Ukrainian "rebels", have won some major victories over the last few weeks in their battle for their very lives, but it appears that the US controlled proxy government in Kiev is indeed a "sore loser" and is a... more »

Quote of the morning: “You’ve heard it said that the science is settled. And it’s true.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
“You’ve heard it said that the science is settled. And it’s true. It *is *settled–settled beyond the possibility of any dispute. A fundamental, inescapable, indubitable bedrock scientific principle is that lousy theories make lousy predictions.” - William Briggs, ‘Left Panics Over Peer-Reviewed Climate Paper's Threat to Global Warming Alarmism’ Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Winner Disney on Ice!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
The winner of the Family Four Pack for Let's Celebrate is Lucy T!. Didn't win? Check out the information on how to buy tickets below. There is even a discount code! [image: Disney on Ice 1] *DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS LET’S CELEBRATE!**PRESENTED BY STONYFIELD YOKIDS ORGANIC YOGURT**JOIN THE PARTY IN SALT LAKE CITY, MARCH 4 – 8*Make an ordinary day extraordinary when *Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! *brings more than 50 Disney characters from 16 beloved Disney stories together in Salt Lake City for one colossal party on ice! This fun-filled show features a magical montage of c... more »

Will Natalie Bennett's Trainwreck Derail the Greens?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Doing okay in the polls ... has some popular, left wing policies ... yet there are questions surrounding the leader's competence. We've heard the story many times before, but on this occasion it's the Green Party and Natalie Bennett under the spotlight. In late January there was the Andrew Neil interview where she had certain difficulties outlining her party's position on the citizen's income. And today was her train wreck with Nick Ferrari on LBC, which you can listen to here if you're yet to hear it. The thing is, as awful as Ferrari is, his tone was measured (some might say gent... more »

State Attorney Generals Should Do "Close Reading" On The Student Success Act

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating dietary supplements being sold to consumers by the largest retail companies in the world. After years of billion dollar profits, people getting sick or wasting their money, New York's attorney is taking on some powerful corporations. As reported today in the Associated Press, "The scientific community, public health officials, and others have raised serious doubt about the steps taken to ensure the safety and efficacy of the herbal dietary supplements taken daily by millions of Americans," Schneiderman said in his letter.... more »

Global Economy: “Central Banks Are Losing Control”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Central Banks Are Losing Control”* by Phoenix Capital Research “Global Central banks’ reputations are on borrowed time. ALL of the so called, “economic recovery” that began in 2009 has been based on the Central Banks’ abilities to rein in the collapse. The first round of interventions (2007-early 2009) was performed in the name of saving the system. The second round (2010-2012) was done because it was generally believed that the first round hadn’t completed the task of getting the world back to recovery. However, from 2012 onward, everything changed. At that point the Central Ba... more »

And Here I Thought Canada Was Bad: Criminal Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Says Civil Liberties Must Be Sacrificed To "Protect" Australians From "Terrorist" Attacks

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
*"If A Nation's People Ever Sacrifice Their Personal Freedoms And Liberties For The Illusion Of More "Security", That Nation's People Will Wake Up One Day With No Freedoms, No Liberties, And Absolutely No Security!"* I do not know exactly who made that statement, but it is absolutely true..... Right now, the criminal government here in Canada is ramming through its horrendous "Bill C-51" that will strip all Canadians of their freedoms for the illusion of "security" from the non-existent "terrorist threats"... Here I thought Canada was bad enough, but it seems that we here in Canada ... more »

U.K. To Send Soldiers And Equipment To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*BBC:* *Ukraine army to be trained by UK troops - Cameron* *British military personnel are to be sent to Ukraine in the next few weeks to provide advice and training, says Prime Minister David Cameron.As he spoke, pro-Russian rebels said they were pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine as part of a ceasefire.However, the government in Kiev has disputed the rebel claims.Mr Cameron said he would push for more sanctions on Russia if the separatists failed to observe the truce.The prime minister told a House of Commons committee that up to 75 British... more »

Do Atoms Understand Language?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Conventional physics asserts that the universe is made entirely of particles. Atoms. Quarks, wavicles. The universe includes the human brain. The post Do Atoms Understand Language? appeared first on Waking Times.

Say It Ain't So. Fake Clinics Triple in Quebec

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 9 hours ago
As a feminist not living in Quebec, I guess I had an overly rosy view of how thoroughly the women of the province have shucked off centuries of patriarchy. So this report, issued on the 27th anniversary of the Morgentaler decision -- and let us never forget Quebec's role in that victory -- shocked the shit out of me. The Federation of Quebec for Planned Parenthood (FQPN) warns of new strategies being employed in Quebec and in particular of the alarming increase in the number of crisis pregnancy centres (CPCs). In ten years, the number of fake clinics has ballooned from fewer tha... more »

“The Earth Is Not a God: The false theology of radical environmentalists”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Some quotes from a superb review of Alex Epstein’s book *The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels:* Epstein makes a compelling “big picture” case that the interaction of technology and fossil fuels provides everything we take for granted today. He also reminds us of earlier hysterical predictions of doom concerning fossil-fuel use. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, environmentalists such as Paul Ehrlich predicted mass starvation by the year 2000 because “world food production could not keep up with the galloping growth of population.” Flat wrong: the world’s population doubled, and the a... more »

Finally! A New Turbulent Times Show Tonight At 7PM CST On Blogtalk Radio

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I FINALLY got some firm confirmation from Whitewraithe that a Turbulent Times show is a definite go for tonight at 7PM Central Standard Time... That is of course 8PM for our American friends on the eastern seaboard...The show will again be live via blogtalk radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/turbulenttimes... It has been a long time in coming... Wraithe has had some major family issues for the last week that has caused some delays in getting a new broadcast running... I do appreciate the patience of our listenership and want to thank them for putting up with us!!! The show tonight will... more »

Now it’s Rifkind and Straw: How many of our “cash for access” legislators are selling out the national interest?

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 9 hours ago
SOURCE DAILY MAIL: MPs' salary of £67,000 is not enough for the standard of living I'm ENTITLED to, says Tory Sir Malcolm Rifkind as he defends his second jobs after 'cash for access' sting Labour’s Jack Straw and the Tories’ Sir Malcolm Rifkind were secretly filmed discussing how they could use their contacts to benefit a private Chinese company and both boasted about charging at least £

Islamic State Preparing To Declare An Islamic Emirate In Lebanon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Isis is preparing to declare Islamic emirate in Lebanon to extend its so-called Islamic State. (Reuters) *Daily Star:* *ISIS preparing to declare Islamic emirate in Lebanon: sources* *ISIS is preparing military plans to declare an Islamic emirate in Lebanon very soon to serve as a geographical extension of the so-called “Islamic State” announced by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Iraq last year, security sources said.ISIS fighters have demanded support from the militant group in northern Syria to achieve this goal, the sources said.They added that the ISIS command has begun preparatio... more »

The problem with karaoke

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Comedian Toby Acton has a problem with the words. Just wot in ‘eck are they all singing about?! [Hat tip Alice J.] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Cuba Is Slowly Changing .... But For Many They Will Not See The Benefits

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Jonas Echevarria, whose livelihood depends on the catch of the day, lives in a shantytown called Little Swamp on the fringe of the Rio Almendares. Credit Eliana Aponte for The New York Times *New York Times:* *As Cuba Shifts Toward Capitalism, Inequality Grows More Visible* *HAVANA — The river where Jonas Echevarria fishes cuts through neighborhoods brimming with new fine restaurants, spas and boutiques, springing up in Cuba’s accelerating push toward private enterprise.Tattered mansions and luxury apartment blocks speak of old wealth and new. A bounty of private restaurants ... more »

Planning a War in Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
*Air Force Space Command Schriever Wargame Concludes* by Staff Writers Peterson AFB CO (AFNS) Feb 20, 2015 Air Force Space Command's Schriever Wargame recently concluded at Schriever AFB, Colorado. Set in the year 2026, this wargame, named in honor of retired Gen. Bernard A. Schriever, explored critical space and cyberspace issues in depth and investigated the military utility of emerging space systems and cyberspace capabilities. The objectives of the wargame included: 1) Explore and assess the resilience of a future architecture in a contested, degraded, and operationally limit... more »

Feb. 24: Gee! Would the Irving press miss a big story about climate change?

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 10 hours ago
It was a story I first saw in Google News. So I immediately checked the sources it gave - the New York Times and The Guardian. They confirmed it. Funny thing, though. Usually Google News lasts for the best part of a day, and often for several days. This one had disappeared from Google News in just an hour or so. I wonder why. I had a suspicion the editors at the Irving press wouldn't have time for it with all their big stories about how high the snowbanks are, and who appeared in court for spitting on the sidewalk. So here it is. An aerospace engineer who works part-time for the Har... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Ahh, yes, the chickenhawks... so loudly and proudly wanting war, but curiously never seem to actually go do it themselves. Public decency prevents me from saying what I *really* feel about these low-life, cowardly scum people...

Satire: “Obama Says He Even Loves America’s Idiots”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Obama Says He Even Loves America’s Idiots”* By Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “In his weekly radio address, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his love of country, telling the nation, “I love America- even its idiots.” Expanding on this theme, the President said, “America is made up of all kinds of people: young and old, weak and strong, smart and dumb. And when the really dumb ones get up and act like total clowns, I still love them, because they are part of America. In fact, a really big part.” In a call for unity, the President concluded, “Let’s all work togeth... more »

These people said what I'm thinking...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*and I thank them. * I must head out and spray Immunox on the bushes and trees, rake up plum pits, and probably whack back more bushes. So head over and read what Fran has to say at Liberty's Torch: *The (No Longer So) “New Class” * and be sure to take his advice on how to converse with a libtard. Disagree with a libtard and they will move heaven and earth to destroy you. Don't let them. Joshua Becker puts the whole income inequality meme in perspective - and we thank him. *We Are Wealthy. And Why It Matters.* *Build A Pantry For Pennies: 5 Frugal Shopping Strategies* by Dais... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry: President Obama Will Decide Troop Levels In Afghanistan Soon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to testify at a Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on review FY2016 funding request and budget justification for the State Department on Capitol Hill in Washington February 24, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas *Reuters*: *Obama to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan: Kerry* *(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will decide soon on adjusting the level of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.* *"I think the president is on the right track, an... more »

The Economy: “Stop Lying”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Stop Lying”* by Karl Denninger “There has been no "recovery."*** According to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com of more than 1,000 adults, 37% of Americans have credit card debt that equals or exceeds their emergency savings. “These numbers mean that three out of every eight Americans are teetering on the edge of financial disaster” — thanks to the fact that many of these folks might be hard-pressed to pay for an emergency should one arise, says Greg McBride, Bankrate.com’s chief financial analyst. Yep. I've pointed this out many times. A huge percentage of the populatio... more »

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Mousse

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I dress my girls in all green, I let them take a green dyed bath and we do a completely green dinner with Pesto Chicken, Rainbow Cupcakes, lots of green veggies and these delicious pistachio mousse cups. If you want to make these cups in chocolate Living Better Together makes and amazing chocolate version. These pistachio mousse cups are easy to make and they come together in about 10 minutes. I love that they don't take advanced planning and they are absolutely delicious. You will need: - 1 cup Cream - 1/4 cup Powdered Sug... more »

The Subjugation of the Creator

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - Those in pursuit of power are seldom satisfied. They always want more. In a seemingly never ending act of compulsive consumption, they seek to dominate or destroy all that stands in the way of their thirst for power. The post The Subjugation of the Creator appeared first on Waking Times.

“How Our Crazy Money System Works”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“How Our Crazy Money System Works”* by Bill Bonner “We’ve tried medication. We’ve tried prayer. We’ve tried heavy drinking – all in an effort to understand how our crazy money system works. And where it leads. You’d think it would be easy. It’s just Central Banking 101, no? Well, no. It is squirrelly… and diabolically subtle. We doubt anyone fully understands it – especially those who are supposed to control it. The basic unit for the system is a kind of money the world has never had before: the post-1971 fiat dollar. It’s paper money – worth as much as people think it is worth… ... more »

Time To Move Serious Progressive Support Over To Bernie Sanders

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
If I could pick any candidate-- not a president, a candidate-- for the 2016 Democratic nomination if would certainly be someone from this page. And, although I think all three would make excellent presidents who would probably be among the best in the history of the country, I suspect I would "settle" on Elizabeth Warren, mostly because she is so compelling and could be so electable. But as *L.A. Times* political columnist Doyle McManus chilled liberals yesterday, she's not running. Blue America has been saying basically the same thing all year, over and over. Warren is dedicated ... more »

Anna Rondon Photos: Dine' Support Apaches at Oak Flat Resistance!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Photos by Anna Rondon, Dine' Anna Rondon, Dine' said, "Kooper Indigenize Curley performing at Oak Flats Saturday Feb 21, 2015. We offered a prayer at the holy ground. We brought our spring water to this holy ground to signify spiritual pureness to nurture us and strengthen our dream visions for the battles within this spiritual war, its always been."

Matthew Buckley: How Monsanto is Destroying the Brains & Health of Everyone- Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*An excellent interview- Mathew Buckley is discussing the toxic glysophate in Round Up and Round Up Ready crops and the horrific toll it takes on human health* For specific background to this interview you may want to refresh your memory with this CMH post Glyphosate Herbicides & Transgenic Food Partners are both Toxic & Endocrine Disrupting in humans * In common terms that's Round up and Round up ready genetically modified frankenfoods!* * Much thanks to Radio 3/14 and Red Ice Radio for this excellent audio* *" We’ll discuss how all disease begins in the gut. The gut serves as ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which *say *they are Jews, *and are not, but do lie...."* *- Revelation 3:9* *"...and I am telling you, this man can **lie**.."* *- Barry Chamish* 1992 via the *Christian Science Monitor*: Israeli parliamentarian Benjamin Netanyahu tells his colleagues that Iran is 3 to 5 years from being able to produce a nuclear weapon – and that the threat had to be “uprooted by an international front headed by the US.” 1995 via Benjamin Netanyahu’s book *Fighting Terrorism*: The best estimates at this time place Iran between three and fve... more »

Fantastic Invention: Honey on Tap Directly from Your Beehive

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video - *It's the beekeepers dream, turn a tap right on your beehive and watch pure fresh honey flow right out of your FLOWhive and into your jar! Honey on top means no mess, no fuss, and the bees are hardly disturbed. The post Fantastic Invention: Honey on Tap Directly from Your Beehive appeared first on Waking Times.

5 New Cannabis Discoveries That You Won’t Hear About in the Corporate Media

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Paul Armentano* - Here are five just-published cannabis-centric studies that warrant attention. The post 5 New Cannabis Discoveries That You Won’t Hear About in the Corporate Media appeared first on Waking Times.

The Zionist-WASP Split of 1991 : The Family

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*"Longo mai"* *Letizia Bonaparte, Napoleon's Mother* *"...Corsica was thus a laboratory for social experiments by the main operatives of the Anglo-Venetian Enlightenment... Napoleon's father worked for a British agent. And in Corsica, Family is everything. * *Napoleon's family were members of the petty nobility - the level of a British squireen. On Napoleon's father's side, the Buonaparte family claimed to descend from Genoese mercenaries who came to Corsica soon after 1490 or 1492. Note that by this time Genoa was a junior partner of Venice. On Napoleon's mother's side, the Ramol... more »

Democratic Strategy: Winning Through Better B.S.

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
All that we in the New Abnormal precariat need is a better bedtime storyteller to tuck us in at night. That's the gist of the Democratic National Committee's astoundingly tone-deaf Readers Digest version of a manifesto purporting to justify its continued existence. In the wake of its mid-term election defeats, the party prescription for itself is a bromide cocktail composed of better bullshit skills and recruitment strategies. They have to emulate the Republicans' messaging and propaganda expertise in order to thrive. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Wall Street Wing D-FL) annou... more »

Thorne Dreyer : RAG RADIO PODCAST | Bob McChesney on our media crisis – and on ‘post-capitalist democracy’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
In his important new book, the influential media critic is ‘Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-First Century.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | January 24, 2015 Our guest on Rag Radio is Robert W. McChesney, one of … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *RAG RADIO PODCAST* | Bob McChesney on our media crisis – and on ‘post-capitalist democracy’

Canada's Patriot Act--Harper doesn't show in Parliament for Debate on this Act...Why?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
[image: Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper © AFP] Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper © AFP *[NOTE: Reminds me of the old saying...after age 50...everyone gets the face they deserve...gc]* I have had to go to the official press of a foreign country, Iran, to find out about the draconian "Patriot Act" style legislation that is currently being rammed through the Canadian parliament by "The Worst Prime Minister in Canadian History", Stephen Harper. The Canadian media, including our taxpayer funded CBC has been criminally negligent in failing to inform Canadians about this ACT. ... more »

This Little Light

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
The light is shining bright upon Washington the cherry tree though is dead Inside the dark halls they avoid the light and work overtime to create fear in order to extinguish the fire of truth justice love and peace Imagine, the noble experiment in democracy, now just an illusion The light is always there if we can see it touch it take it This little light of mine Oh, this.......more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Nazi Terror in Canada'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
NAZI TERROR IN CANADA Posted on February 24, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Feb. 24, 2015. As the Gestapo said in 1933, “As long as the police carries out the will of the leadership, it is acting legally.” Harper’s new anti-terrorist bill C-51 is setting up the secret police of Canada, carrying Canadians into the fast lane onto the road to fascism. Heil CSIS. It was just

Militants, migrants and the Med: Europe's Libya problem - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
In this BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31584236 the BBC pretend to be concerned about the possibility of ISIS terrorists not that the BBC would ever use such a pejorative word, infiltrating Europe disguised as migrants (more correctly immigrants). ' "The southern Crusader states... can be reached with ease by even a rudimentary boat," says the document, widely quoted in the British press after it was translated by the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think tank. However, the Foundation says the authenticity of the document cannot be confirmed and it... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Micronesia from Spike EP on Vimeo. The United States went around in the 1990s with a policy of inventing completely new countries to lobby for a Global Carbon Tax in the UN (and vote with Israel) by stacking the General Assembly with tiny Pacific Island Nations. The Global Carbon Tax caucus in the UN is the governments of the Maldives, Vanatu, Pilau, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands and the Federated Republic of Micronesia. Cold Fusion and The Deconstructionist Attack on Science and Language from Spike EP on Vimeo. Here's the big news in conservation, energy and sustainable developmen... more »

Iraq's Kurdish And Arab Communities Are Now Completely Split From Each Other

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian:* * After Isis: Kurds and Arabs return to old lives and new tensions* *In Iraqi areas recaptured by peshmerga from Islamic State neighbours are turning on each other as population movement redraws the map.When Shvan, who is a Kurd, returned home to Zumar in north-west Iraq and saw his property had been reduced to rubble, he found an empty house belonging to an Arab and moved his family in.Now, life is gradually returning to the town, which was seized by Islamic State in August 2014 then captured by Kurdish forces with coalition air cover in October. A schoolgirl ... more »

A Look At How Iran's Military Chiefs Coordinate The War Against The Islamic State In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Head of the Badr Organisation Hadi al-Amiri (R) speaks with officers on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah in Diyala province, north of Baghdad in this January 23, 2015 file photo. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer/Files *Reuters:* *Special Report: How Iran's military chiefs operate in Iraq* *(Reuters) - The face stares out from multiple billboards in central Baghdad, a grey-haired general casting a watchful eye across the Iraqi capital. This military commander is not Iraqi, though. He's Iranian.The posters are a recent arrival, reflecting the influence Iran now wields in Baghdad.Iraq is a mai... more »

New Islamic State Video Shows Young Children Being Trained To Be Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe*: *New IS Video Shows Raqqa Training Camp For Young Children * *A new video released by the Islamic State (IS) group shows a group of young children participating in a military training camp in Raqqa, Syria.* *The nine-minute video, which was shared on social media on February 22, is titled Al Farouq Training Camp for Cubs, a term used by militants to describe young "jihadis" and which is a reference from the militants' use of the word "lions" to refer to themselves.* *More News On The Newest Islamic State Video That Shows Young Children Being Trained To Be Fig...more »

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | Second chance to see landmark film about the American media monopoly

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 13 hours ago
‘Shadows of Liberty’ asks why we have let a handful of powerful corporations write and manipulate the news. Event: Screening of ‘Shadows of Liberty’ What: Documentary film about failures of corporate journalism When: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6-7:45 p.m. Presented … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | Second chance to see landmark film about the American media monopoly

Islamic State 'abducts dozens of Christians in Syria' - but it's not about religion...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
The BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31601451 manage to report that '... violent attacks by extremist groups like IS, which has forced Christians living in the territory it controls to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy (jizya) or face death.' But seem confused as to the motive. Stupidity or deliberate blindness to the obvious?

What Cancer Cannot Do To You...Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 13 hours ago

why the Oscars now suck

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Its because the small movies have gotten bigger and the big movies have got so small. With notable exceptions. American Sniper was a big movie with big thoughts about killing people. Hollywood liberals and myself hated the message but it was the truth. Clint Eastwood just told people the truth. I hate that truth but America loved it. The Lego Movie was an undisputed triumph. That it was not even nominated strikes me as some kind of conspiracy. We all got feelings, we all work through pain, but we have a lifetime of movies dealing with that, I say no new ones need be made. Twelve ... more »

Islamic State Kidnaps 90 Christians In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Monitor: 90 Christians abducted by ISIL in Syria* *Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says abductions took place after ISIL seized Assyrian villages from Kurdish forces.Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Wednesday.The Observatory said the abductions took place on Tuesday after ISIL fighters seized two Assyrian villages from Kurdish forces in the province of Hassakeh, the Reuters news agency reported.* *More News O...more »

FDA: Hiding Fraud, Outright Fabrications & Scientific Misconduct from the Public

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Onto the Slate article- It's huge, so only excerpts are contained below Keep in mind the FDA is the *Food & Drug Agency*- *It's not the Food and Drug Safety & Accountability Agency* Faked X-ray reports. Forged retinal scans. Phony lab tests. Secretly amputated limbs. All done in the name of science when researchers thought that nobody was watching. That misconduct happens isn’t shocking. What is: *When the FDA finds scientific fraud or misconduct, the agency doesn’t notify the public, the medical establishment, or even the scientific community that the results of a medical experim... more »

Mystery Drones Are Spotted Flying Over 5 Major Paris Landmarks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Mystery drones spotted flying over Paris* *French police investigate after small aircraft seen over tourist sites such as Louvre and Eiffel tower, as well as US embassy* *Paris police say they have spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight, and an investigation is under way into who was flying them and why.* *BFM TV reported they were seen flying over the Eiffel tower, the Louvre museum and the US embassy, among other locations.* *More News On Mystery Drones Spotted Flying Over 5 Major Paris Landmarks* Paris landmarks targeted in Frenc... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*The final nail in the coffin of the NYT witchhunt against Dr. Willie Soon?* I was one of the earliest writers to respond to the NYT article by hack NYT journalist Justin Gillis in which astrophysicist Willie Soon was accused of writing for hire. A quite amusing accusation when you realize that Gillis himself was doing exactly that. As always, you just have to look at what Leftists say about conservatives to see what is true of Leftists themselves. An article just up on Anthony Watts' site does I think blow the whole nasty campaign out of the water. It points out, as I have d... more »

Who wrote the RCMP report and why?

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 14 hours ago
First off, it is a clear fail based on sources alone. If this was a paper from one of my students, I'd fail it for failing to use rigorous sources. This leaves us with a problem.  Either the RCMP is blindingly stupid, and hires D students to its research, or something much worse is happening. If the RCMP used rigorous and reliable sources for their report, they'd likely have drawn a very

World News Briefs -- February 24, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC:* *Greece debt crisis: Eurozone backs reform plans* *Eurozone finance ministers have approved reform proposals submitted by Greece as a condition for extending its bailout by four months, officials say.* *The Eurogroup said it had agreed to begin national procedures - parliamentary votes in several states to give the deal final approval.* *The measures proposed by Greece include combating tax evasion and tackling the smuggling of fuel and tobacco.* *The European Commission said earlier they were a "valid starting point".* *MIDDLE EAST* Monitor: 90 Christians *abducted by... more »

Research: Antidepressants Don’t Work and Make Depression Worse

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - What if everything we've been told about the science of depression is backwards? The post Research: Antidepressants Don’t Work and Make Depression Worse appeared first on Waking Times.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Justices reject New Orleans tour guides' free speech appeal ~Kevin McGill, AP * *Steve Gleason hospitalized but 'doing better,' set to return home ~Evan Woodberry* *Do Jindal’s absences make any difference? ~C.B. Forgotston* *USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey For New Orleans Hurricane Protection System Due March 2* *NOLA Man Caught in Child Porn Sting ~NOLA DEFENDER* *Mosquito Supper Club Hosts Zydeco Night at St. Roch Market This Sunday ~Gwendolyn Knapp, EATER New Orleans* *Lost Bayou Ramblers: Redefining Cajun Music for the 21st Century ~Shane Colman, NolaVie*

CHockey Trade

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I thought Jiri Sekec had a huge upside. He had all the skills and some of the grit. But it was not working for him in Montreal. If he is lucky he will be another Micheal Nylander. I do not understand why these amazing hockey players do not stick (with a team) in the NHL. Igor Larinov has a pretty good idea why. Its probably just a fact in todays NHL creativity does not cut the grass. Devante Smith-Pelly has more grit than skill. I have to go with the flow and expect this was a good trade for the team. With Tinordi, Prust, Wiese and now Devante Montreal has become one of the toughe... more »

Minsk II: Derailed Before the Ink Was Dry

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
*February 24, 2015* (Eric Draitser - NEO) - When the Minsk II agreement was officially announced on February 12, 2015, there was, for the first time in many months, a real belief that a cessation of hostilities was at the very least possible, if only conceptually. It seemed that the parties to the conflict finally had a framework within which they could move toward a peaceful settlement to end the dreadful war that has claimed the lives of thousands of innocent civilians in Donetsk, Lugansk, and surrounding areas. But perhaps this was simply wishful thinking. While the “Normandy 4”... more »

WHO IS NICHOLAS KRISTOF: The Nike of pseudo-liberal journalism?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014Part 2—Enabler and consort of hacks:* First question: Do female professors sometimes confront unhelpful gender-based stereotypes? Although we can’t really say that we know, we would assume that they do. We further assume that it’s the job of a serious journalist to clarify such matters. Second question: Do college students describe their female professors as “bossy” in their reviews at RateMyProfessors.com? Basically, no—they do not! Unless you’re reading Nicholas Kristof, who seems less and less like a serious journalist, more and more like a self-s... more »

They Don't Care About You.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Advanced Cool

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
They are doing it in Paris why not Toronto? For those keeping score another Socialist goal.

Deaths Increase In Iraq During 3rd Week of February Due To IS Executions

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
The third week of February 2015 had roughly the same number of attacks as the previous week, but there was a decided increase in deaths. This was due to a large number of people being executed by the Islamic State (IS) especially in Anbar after it took large sections of the city of Baghdadi. Otherwise overall casualties have been slowly declining during the month. There were 165 reported security incidents in Iraq from February 15-21. That was roughly the same as the 170 seen the week before. Baghdad led the way again with 45 incidents followed by 36 in Anbar, 33 in Salahaddin, 30... more »

Finally, a National Student Debt Strike: "We are the first generation made poor by the business of education"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*One of many ads for a Corinthian Colleges, Inc. institution* *by Gaius Publius* The first national student debt strike has been announced, by an offshoot of Occupy no less. This is a big deal. *Public debt* — debt as a result of government lending — is not killing this country. The U.S. government pays almost literally 0% interest on its debt, rolls it over constantly, is today reducing the deficit by large amounts, and many would argue, not spending enough, since every dime that leaves the government's hands goes into a private pocket somewhere. (Think about it; if the governmen... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 24, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *MI6 plotted to recruit nuclear spy in North Korea: Biggest intelligence leak since Snowden reveals secret plans - and how Netanyahu and Mossad were at loggerheads over Iran nuclear bomb* ** MI6 had 2-hour meeting with North Korean 'target' and offered payment* ** Undated cable asked South African spies for help with 'joint operation' * ** Detail emerged in huge cache of leaked cables from Mossad, MI6 and CIA * ** Another showed Israeli spies contracted own PM on Iran's nuclear plans* ** Netanyahu said Iran was close to a bomb - but spies said country wasn't* ** Obama is ... more »

9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Out

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
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All Life Depends on Soil

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Dr. Vandana Shiva* - Bringing the soil to the center of our consciousness and our planning is vital for the life of the soil, but also for the future of our society. The post All Life Depends on Soil appeared first on Waking Times.

Look Somewhere Else

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.cepec-tortues.fr/ Stephen Harper talks tough. But when things get tough, Harper hides. Andrew Mitrovica writes: The prime minister, simply put, is a nasty piece of work. His every act and statement is a product of a petty, parochial political calculus; the quaint notion of ‘nation-building’ isn’t part of his lexicon. And like any unrepentant bully, Harper prefers adversaries who can’t fight back — hence his venomous attack on Radio-Canada journalists. When people fight back, he heads for cover: You probably saw this iPoli... more »

Ismail El Gizouli, new IPCC boss

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Rajendra Pachauri has been the head of the International Panel for Climate Change for many years, having turned into a cell of organized crime. This railway engineer and porn writer has had uncountable conflicts of interests and numerous conflicts with the law in the past but he was forced to resign because of a relative detail: his colleague who boasted voluptous heaving breasts in New Delhi sued him because she didn't like the way in which the love guru raped her. Well, it was probably her mistake, too. Everyone must have known what a dirty pr*ck this guy is, so a decent woman wou... more »

The 5 Stages of Waking Up

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
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Big Pharma- A racket. A Criminal Racket. Responsible for 200,000 annual deaths

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
Below is an article from Daily Beast- I did not use the Daily Beast headline* "Big Pharma is America's New Mafia*" because *that title is absurd*!* That title does not accurately reflect the FACT that the pharmaceutical cartel is intimately tied with the petro- chemical industry and goes back many years.* *Big Pharma is not a new mafia, it is in fact, an old crime syndicate*. We can go back to the *Rockefeller's Medicine Men* book to understand just how long this crime syndicate has been in place. *I will relink that book at the end of this post!* If you have not read it before, re... more »

Special Agent stephen harper

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
The corrupt, unelected "prime minister" stephen harper was livid. he would screech through his gritted teeth in frustration that so many Canadians were mocking him for what he thought was the cool expertise with which he applied his RCMP "training" when that crazed gunman attacked Parliament Hill. Knowing that his Conservative Party colleagues were all useless, expendable and replaceable, harper didn't even tell them what he was doing as he skittered for the door of the closet attached to the caucus meeting room. Silently (so as not to alert his traumatized fellow "conservatives")... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*OK: AP History courses survive funding cut* Responding to a wave of public pressure, a conservative lawmaker in Oklahoma has backed off a bill that threatened to cut funding for Advanced Placement US History courses, unless they were revised to reflect the concept of “American exceptionalism.” “It was very poorly worded and was incredibly ambiguous…. We’re going to clear it up so folks will know exactly what we’re trying to accomplish, and it’s not to hurt AP,” Oklahoma Rep. Dan Fisher (R) told The Oklahoman Wednesday. The new bill will simply ask the state education board to re... more »

Emotions & Thoughts...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Oliver Troll is a blogger in Sweden -AK* http://www.i-uvsweden.com/i-oliver-blog/emotions-thoughts *Emotions & Thought's...* by Oliver Troll 24/2/2015 There is an evolutionary expansion going on at this moment of now. You might feel it or not.. There are information everywhere concerning the current energies hitting the planet. Something is brewing ... just came across these words of wisdom from a fellow human being - see the quotes further down! We are so occupied with our daily lives so we tuck away those emotional feelings that needs to be released just in order have them co... more »

I AM. Human.

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*I AM human. Gloriously, exuberantly, perfectly human. There is no better version of me. I let go of my “higher” self. I AM multi-faceted. I have lots of parts. There is one version of me, the one with an expanded view, who has decided to watch me now, joining this life I AM living. My life. The messy one. The one with me in it.* *What is going to emerge at the other end of all of this is another version of me. I can call it whatever I want, time is an illusion and Oneness is truth. This means that I didn’t “start” anywhere and there are no “higher” pa...more »

A man in Vermont needs help

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
There is a man in Vermont that has been fighting a long battle with the banksters and corporations posing as the people's governments. He needs $300 to pay for heating his place in Vermont. He's still about $200 short. He needs to stay in that house to keep the property. Unfortunately he also does not have a PayPal account so a friend of mine named Reuben who also lives in Vermont has volunteered to hand deliver the money to Glen. If you can help *do not send the money to me* but rather send it to Reuben with the message *"for Challenger" in the PayPal message. Reuben's PayP... more »

Wake me Up...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
"Wake Me Up" Feeling my way through the darkness Guided by a beating heart I can't tell where the journey will end But I know where to start They tell me I'm too young to understand They say I'm caught up in a dream Well life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes Well that's fine by me [2x] So wake me up when it's all over When I'm wiser and I'm older All this time I was finding myself And I didn't know I was lost I tried carrying the weight of the world But I only have two hands Hope I get the chance to travel the world But I don't have any plans Wish that I could stay foreve... more »

"They, they gonna see us from outer space, outer space Light it up, like we're the stars of the human race..."

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
"Burn" We, we don't have to worry 'bout nothing 'Cause we got the fire, and we're burning one hell of a something They, they gonna see us from outer space, outer space Light it up, like we're the stars of the human race, human race When the light started out they don’t know what they heard Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky 'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire And we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn Gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn We gon... more »

GAIA PORTAL: "Pops" of Enlightenment envelope all Gaia inhabitants in short order

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*"Pops" of Enlightenment envelope all Gaia inhabitants in short order* by ÉirePort "Pops" of Enlightenment envelope all Gaia inhabitants in short order as consciousness barriers erode. Multiple engagements are handled with ease as Higher awareness returns. Threads of separation resolve to a Common. Enterprises of Nova Gaia assemble. ÉirePort | February 23, 2015 at 10:44 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-uh

HILARION'S WEEKLY MESSAGE - February 22-29, 2015

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*HILARION'S WEEKLY MESSAGE* by Marlene Swetlishoff February 22-29, 2015 Beloved Ones, As you sit at the crossroads wondering which way humanity will choose to go, know that you are not helpless ones - you have ability to effect changes to the morphogenetic fields (fields which influence the pattern or form of things) that surround all situations. These are fields of habitual patterns that link all people, fields which influence and are influenced by, the habits of all people, whether of knowledge, perception or behaviour. It is a field that exists where each individual inherit... more »

After 10 days in Italy

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
By Cabuchi Americano February 22, 2015 Its now 10 days since my arrival in Italy and I find it far more comfortable and familiar than I expected. Italy is in all ways a modern industrialized country. I don't know why that surprised me, but then I have never been in Italy before. I had no idea what to expect. There is also many familiar foods here, American cuisine is a collective mixture of foods that immigrants brought with them to the New World. This morning I realized the bread I was eating was sourdough bread, and really was not that much different than what I would ge... more »

Gaia Portal: Teleportations of enhanced advisory functions continues to engage alternative pathways

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Teleportations of enhanced advisory functions continues to engage alternative pathways* by ÉirePort Teleportations of enhanced advisory functions continues to engage alternative pathways. Fabrications of alternative pathways by shadow representatives has concluded. Partitioning of Elementals proceeds prior to final unification. Ferrites of essential energetics come to surface. Precipitation of time squelches proceeds anew. ÉirePort | February 21, 2015 at 10:00 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-uf

Greek Prime Minister: Will seek new ways of cooperation with China

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
SYRIZA party leader Alexis Tsipras reacts after taking an oath at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece, Jan. 26, 2015 [Xinhua] http://thebricspost.com/will-seek-new-ways-of-cooperation-with-china-greek-pm *Will seek new ways of cooperation with China: Greek PM* February 20, 2015, 4:39 am SYRIZA party leader Alexis Tsipras reacts after taking an oath at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece, Jan. 26, 2015 [Xinhua] Even as Greece continues negotiations over a bailout deal with the European Union, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday praised bilateral cooperatio... more »

1.2.3. Steps to Power

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
Your power comes from loving you. It is a byproduct of Agape. Agape is defined 3 ways: 1. Love Feast 2. Divine (God) Love 3. Spontaneous Altruistic Love 1. Think about the word “Feast”. It inspires images of overflowing platters, sparkling carafes and bowls mounded high. This is abundance. There is more than enough. You will not leave hungry from a “Feast”; you will be stuffed. Stuffed with love. 2. God’s love exists without exception or condition. It is not dependent on age or purity. It stands as a facet of godhood. It has been said that yo... more »

If It’s Not Logical – Can It Still Be Real?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*If It’s Not Logical – Can It Still Be Real?* Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Spacecraft orbiting planet Mars What happens when something observed at great distance defies all current expectations and explanations? What happens is an array of strong reactions, including this one from *Planetary scientist Todd Clancy of the Space Science Institute – "I don't think it's real. … Basic physics says this can't occur."* And yet, it appears that it has occurred – more than once. It’s just that it wasn’t previously noticed until one day in 2012, when amateur astronomer Wayne Jaeschke of Wes... more »

Aisha North: A short update on the energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*A short update on the energies* *by Aisha North* February 21, 2015 As many of you have noticed, this ongoing merger of the inner layers that is taking place now will have many of you sitting up to take notice of the effects this will induce upon your system, and rightly so. For as we have already told you, this period will be one of massive transformation, one where these incoming missiles of energy will interact in a most profound way with your own energetic setup, and as such, the collapse of internal division into a coherent and far more fluid system than the former fragmente... more »

Welcome Home

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
And so this Quest continues…and my life conspires to be sure maximum understanding results. A large and unexpected curve ball threw itself into the mix at lightning speed, whispering – “You think you can just ignore me? They don’t call me an addiction for nothing! Get a load of this!” In an unexpected moment I was looking at everything I have come to believe and faced with a decision that felt paramount. Would I succumb to self-destructive luxuries? Would I choose something new? Addictions do not go away on their own. A formidable force, they must be looked at head on and d... more »

US Patent 8,655,899 B2 Tying DNA Sequences to Medical, Credit, Employment, Sexual History, and Income in Data Mining Databases

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
https://www.google.it/patents/US8655899?dq=8655899&hl=en&sa=X&ei=i43nVIuZMIqBUbm1g_AN&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA DETAILED DESCRIPTION Disclosed herein are methods, computer systems, databases and software for identifying combinations of attributes associated with individuals that co-occur (i.e., co-associate, co-aggregate) with attributes of interest, such as specific disorders, behaviors and traits. Disclosed herein are databases as well as database systems for creating and accessing databases describing those attributes and for performing analyses based on those attributes. The methods, ... more »

De-Dollarization Accelerates: Russia Launches SWIFT-Alternative Linking 91 Entities

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*The little inside joke in all this is that systems like SWIFT (and the newer replacements) are merely encrypted email systems and not that big of a deal to build. The fact that all banking functions are relatively simple transactions cloaked in all kinds of mysterious procedures and arcana hides the fact they charge enormous fees for what is essentially a utility function for transferring value from one person to another. -AK* http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/de-dollarization-accelerates-russia-launches-swift-alternative-linking-91-entities *De-Dollarization Accelerates: ... more »

Meet The Bureaucrat Who Had The Courage To Tell The Truth (& Will Be Jobless Tomorrow)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-19/meet-bureaucrat-who-had-courage-tell-truth-will-be-jobless-tomorrowMeet The Bureaucrat Who Had The Courage To Tell The Truth (& Will Be Jobless Tomorrow) [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/19/2015 19:30 -0500 *Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog*, It’s not very often that you hear a senior government official refer to their economic situation using the word ‘crisis’. Yet with uncharacteristic bluntness of any government official anywhere, at least one senior Chinese government official is sounding the ... more »

Greek Deposit Run Accelerates Ahead Of Monday's Bank Holiday

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Greek Deposit Run Accelerates Ahead Of Monday's Bank Holiday * Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/19/2015 21:20 -0500 Official Greek deposit data began tumbling in December (outflows around EUR3bn), and accelerated in January in the run up to the Syriza election (proxied by JPMorgan at over EUR 12bn). During the last two weeks, however, the absence of ATM lines and visible bank runs has been curiously lacking as, at least on the surface, there appears to be no panic. However, as Dody Tsiantar reports, sources in the Greek banking sector have told Greek newspapers that as much as... more »

Greece And The Endgame Of The Neocolonial Model Of Exploitation

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Greece And The Endgame Of The Neocolonial Model Of Exploitation * Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/19/2015 19:30 -0500 Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, With the bankruptcy of Greece now undeniable, we've finally reached the endgame of the Neocolonial-Financialization Model. We all know how old-fashioned colonialism worked: the imperial power takes physical control of previously independent lands and declares its ownership of the region as a newly minted colony. What's the benefit of controlling colonies?In the traditional colonial model, there are two prima... more »

Central Bankers' Worst Nightmares Are Unfolding in Greece

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-19/central-bankers-worst-nightmares-are-unfolding-greece Central Bankers' Worst Nightmares Are Unfolding in Greece *Phoenix Capital Research's picture* *Submitted by Phoenix Capital Research on 02/19/2015 10:25 -0500* The situation in Greece boil down to the single most important issue for the finacial system, namely collateral. Modern financial theory dictates that sovereign bonds are the most “risk free” assets in the financial system (equity, municipal bond, corporate bonds, and the like are all below sovereign bonds in terms of risk profile)... more »

Re: I Myself Illuminati

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
Wyndstorm http://5thdensityearth.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/re-i-myself-illuminati/Re: I Myself Illuminati February 19, 2015 by iwyndstorm * I sent my original article to a friend, and their reply back to me was so good, I’m posting it. More pieces of data added to the pot. Injoy! – wyndstorm* The fractalization seems to have occurred first in the creation of a hierarchy. The first separation, followed by the polarities of “light” and “dark” as entities reacted in different ways to the loss of freedom caused by a hierarchy and the restriction on movement, energies, place, and be... more »

Merlin on Your Creative Power

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
http://goldenageoflight.com/channeling/master-merlin-speaks/merlin-on-your-creative-power/ *Merlin on Your Creative Power* from Alison James April 15, 2014 Beloveds, How often have you heard it said, “As above, so below”? And yet have you truly believed that your petition to the Universe will bring fulfillment to your command? This phrase is not just a tenet to live by. Creation is a living, breathing “word” and “logos” that is forever pulsing to move from nothing to something. Creation is the law of the universe.  Behold the torus, the doughnut-like form of the universe: it breat... more »

GAIA PORTAL: "Stability" paradigms have been "exploded" and disintegrated

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*"Stability" paradigms have been "exploded" and disintegrated* by ÉirePort "Stability" paradigms have been "exploded" and disintegrated. "Standards" of Cosmic Connections are completely removed. Alliterations present to those of understanding Eye-Heart portals. Fabrications of disinformation have been unraveled. Falterings are soon to be eliminated from the Hue-person. Formidables release from Mind, and coalesce as Heart forms. Fleeings of hu-beings and Hue-Beings are recognized as unnecessary. ÉirePort | February 19, 2015 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me... more »

Solar Update

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago

Language Yoga Changed My Life

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
[image: Language Yoga] http://5thdensityearth.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/language-yoga-changed-my-life/ *Language Yoga Changed My Life* By Wyndstorm February 9, 2015 #languageyoga Language Yoga has dramatically changed my life and the way I perceive reality. As a highly clairsentient (empathic) and claircognizant (knowing) being, when I was growing up I couldn’t tell the difference between my feelings and emotions from another humans’. I used to interpret other peoples inner unhappiness as their personal opinion of what they thought of me, thus leading to people pleasing, entangleme... more »

The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Buck Rogers If conventional wisdom on the history of the human race is correct, then human civilization is not old enough, nor was it advanced enough, to account for many of the mysterious monolithic and archeological sites around the world. Places like Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, the Bosnian Pyramids, and Adam’s Calendar in South Africa, beg the same question: if human civilization is supposedly not old enough to have created all of these sites, then who, or what, had the capacity to create so many elaborate structures around the globe? It is clear that our understanding of our own... more »

Ukraine situation becomes ever more critical - even as the UK approves troops for the Ukraine ( February 24 , 2015 ) Key points - Ukraine financial situation continues to decline , currency continues to fall , default risk almost 100 percent , gas war with Russia coming back into view , Russia refuses to restructure Ukraine debt ........

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Evening Tweets........ *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 43s44 seconds ago Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Ukrainian Currency Comparison: Budget Rate vs. Official Rate vs. In http://po.st/OwR8DA via @*po_st* *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2m 2 minutes ago Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis http://po.st/pHlM0C via @*po_st*Ukraine gas war with Russia " heating " up again *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 6h6 hours ago Former Ukraine Deputy PM Says "Another Coup Can Not Be Ruled Out" Among Currency Implosion, Central Bank Charges http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2015-02... more »

Case No. 59213: China Specialists Don't Get Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*A ladybug predating.* I often complain about how China specialists just don't get Taiwan. Here is another example of it. taiwansecurity.org published an interview with longtime, well-known China specialist Andrew Nathan last week about Beijing and Taiwan. He replied to one question on the Sunflowers. I think that they had already learned that to settle what they call “the Taiwan problem” peacefully, which is their goal, they are going to have to win over public opinion in Taiwan—the people, the voters. *They knew that. But to me, the lesson of the Sunflower Movement is—but I don’t... more »

Could Israel Be Drawn Into Syria's Civil War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks into Syria from the Golan Heights in January 2013. (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO/FLASH90) *Tony Badran, RCW/NOW:* *How Israel Could Be Drawn into Syria's War* *President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are at loggerheads. Why? Following the White House's lead, many observers have focused on the personal enmity between the two. Some commentators go further and analyze the growing strategic rift over how best to handle Iran's nuclear program. In truth, however, the rift is far larger still.* *In addition to all of th... more »

Eurozne Approves Greek Reform List , hard work just beginning ( February 24 , 2015 ) - Markets in Greece breath sigh of relief , beware views of Greek Street though ( treason call from some ) ......Looking down the road ( Dijsselbloem interview ) ...... QE ( how France benefits h/t Ed Hugh ) ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Tweets....... Evening Tweets..... Marcus Walker retweeted *Ian Talley* @IanTalley · 4h4 hours ago Athens wants to divorce the IMF, but the fund's still clearly in the bailout driver seat: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015 /02/24/the-imf-shot-down-greeces-new-bailout-proposal-heres-why-it-matters/ … [image: Embedded image permalink] *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 4h4 hours ago ND, PASOK see deal as step backward http://dlvr.it/8k2YGS *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 3h3 hours ago Gov’t shifts focus to funding needs after list approved http:// dlv... more »

Vegan Recipe - Chai Rice Pudding

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 19 hours ago
*Do you want to eat healthy but just don't have the time to prepare great, nutritious meals?I'd like to introduce you to Tess Masters; Actor, Presenter, Voice Over Artist and owner of the very popular blog, The Blender Girl. Tess loves her blender and uses it extensively to create healthy "fast food". Via her Blog (The Blender Girl), The Blender Girl Smoothies app, and her book (The Blender Girl cookbook), she shares recipes for delicious creations such as Pumpkin Pie Smoothie and Cream Of Artichoke Soup.Women, however, do not live on Smoothies, Soups, and Blenders alone ... more »

200 Reasons Not To Vaccinate - Free PDF Download

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
[image: 200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate - FREE Research PDF Download!] *Quick download here* (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 consciousne... more »

How Scientists Stopped Light

WTStaff at Waking Times - 19 hours ago
*Video - *An amazing scientific achievement where scientists have managed to not only slow down light photons, but stop and hold them in place for a full minute! What does this really mean?? The post How Scientists Stopped Light appeared first on Waking Times.

Japan And South Korea Dispute Ownership Over The Takeshima - Dokdo Islands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest*: *The Island Dispute No One Is Talking About* *While the South China Sea and Senkaku Island disputes are all the rage these days, South Korea and Japan's conflict could be equally consequential. Acrimonious territorial disputes between East Asian nations involving largely uninhabited islands are nothing new, and they have received an abundance of attention from foreign policy officials and the news media. But nearly all the attention has focused on China’s quarrels with Vietnam, the Philippines, and other neighbors regarding the South Ch... more »

Everyone is Hitler (feat. Professor Norman Finkelstein)

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
Everyone is Hitler from Spike EP on Vimeo. Everyone is Hitler Part II from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Another adjective from Finkelstein." Zionism Was Not Popular with American Jews Prior to June 1967 and There Was No Mention of Shoah from Spike EP on Vimeo.

Veganism and Protein-based Bodybuilding

CM at LILITH NEWS - 19 hours ago
Vegan Bodybuilder Joel Kirkilis*Can A Vegan Diet Give You Muscles?* This is the question most people who consider going vegan or vegetarian ask before they decide to change their diets. Will I lose a major source of protein if I give up meat. The answer is ultimately yes, but there are some other things to consider before you make up your mind about veganism. Yes, meat is a great source of protein and if you give it up you will lose that major source, but you can replace that great source of protein with another source of protein that can give you just as much protein as you had bef... more »

Blighter E-scan Radars Selected by Unlimited Technology to Secure Perimeter of Middle Eastern Air Base

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Blighter B400 Series radar and camera]Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com), a British electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider,has been selected to supply its Blighter B400 Series e-scan radars to secure the perimeter of a strategic air base in the Middle East. The contract was awarded to Blighter by Unlimited Technology, Inc., a security market systems integrator based in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. The contract value was not disclosed. The Blighter passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radars will form part of an integrated perimeter sec... more »

The CPP, China, Joma and Dick Malay

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
Reposting a brief memoire by a former young Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) official in the early 70s, Ricardo "Dick" Malay, below. When I was still among the leftist student activists in UP Diliman in the 80s, I would hear his name a few times. Not that I was a member of the party or its youth arm, KM , but from older Marxist leaders like Profs. Dodong Nemenzo and Randy David. I met Dick for the first (or second?) time in November or December last year, in one of the gatherings of UP alumni at Taga UP Diliman Ka Kung (TUPDKK). Dick narrated many things when he went to Chin... more »

The South China Sea Is Shaping To Be The Next Battleground Of The Future

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Eighty percent of Japanese and 39 percent of Chinese oil imports pass through the Indian Ocean en route from the Middle East. Chinese firms also have billions of dollars of investments in East Africa, concentrated primarily in the oil and gas, railways and roads, and other mining sectors. Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative *Robert D. Kaplan, "Asia's Cauldron"/Business Insider:** The South China Sea will be the battleground of the future* *In this excerpt from "Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea And The End Of A Stable Pacific," author Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical a... more »

Helicopter makes emergency landing on golf course

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: The navy helicopter's cockpit caught fire, forcing it to make an emergency landing]A South African Navy helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at the Milnerton Golf Club after the cockpit caught fire on Monday afternoon. Residents living near the golf course told Eyewitness News that the pilot made the emergency landing on the 11th hole. There were no injuries, but residents said they were shaken by the incident. Read more

The Royal Thai Army acquires six Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: EC145T2 helicopter]A further addition to the Royal Thai Army’s rotorcraft fleet has been committed with the acquisition of six Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family. The Royal Thai Army signed for six EC145 T2s with a VIP installation, under the Light Utility Helicopter Type II requirement, to be deployed principally on official passenger transport duties, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016. “By acquiring the EC145 T2, the Royal Thai Army again de... more »

Iranian F14 Get New Radar, Missile System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Iran Air Force Grumman F-14A Tomcat (Sharifi)]Iranian experts have mounted new radar and weapons systems on the aircraft to optimize F14 fighter jets for future missions. Deputy Commander of Air Force 8th Air Base Colonel Asqar Shafiyee told FNA on Sunday that Iran has mounted its hi-tech home-made radar system on its F14 fighters. He added that the new radars are under durability tests. Read more

Russia offers to sell anti-aircraft missiles to Iran

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: 9A83ME TEL - Antey-2500 SAM]Russia has reportedly offered to sell Iran powerful and advanced anti-aircraft missiles in a deal that could have an impact on nuclear talks approaching a deadline next month. Sergei Chemezov, head of the Russian state arms conglomerate Rostec, was quoted by the Tass news agency as saying the firm was willing to supply Tehran with Antey-2500 missiles with the capability of intercepting and destroying ballistic and cruise missiles as well as aircraft. Chemezov said Tehran was considering the offer. If the sale goes ahead, the missiles are likely to... more »

Russia rivals China with sale of 16 Yak-130 to Bangladesh

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Yak-130]Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut has been providing 16 Yakovlev Yak-130 jet trainers to Bangladesh since May, reports China's Global Times. A spokesperson made the statement at the Aero India-2015 air show that ran from Feb. 18 to 22 in Bengaluru, according to Russia's state-operated RIA Novosti. The Yak-130 is a subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft that began development in 1991. Read more

Indonesia executions hit Brazil defence deal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: A-29 Super Tucano]Indonesia is reconsidering the purchase of military hardware from Brazil amid a diplomatic row over executions of convicted Brazilian drug traffickers, local media reports say. Indonesia recalled its ambassador-designate to Brazil last week after President Dilma Rousseff refused to accept his credentials. Australia has also clashed with Jakarta this month over the planned execution of two of its citizens for drug smuggling. Read more

Iran tested sinking aircraft carriers using ballistic missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Senior Iranian military general Hossein Salami said during a televised interview in early February that after years of research, Iran tested the capability of ballistic missiles to sink aircraft carriers almost a decade ago. Salami, the Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said in the interview, which aired on state-run IRINN channel, that the testing “demonstrated that we were one step closer to destroying an aircraft carrier.” During the interview, which was translated and released by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute Monday, Salami ... more »

China's Massive Island Building Spree In The South China Sea Is Raising Tensions With Its Neighbors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Satellite imagery from 30 March, 7 August 2014 and 30 January 2015 shows the extent of Chinese progress in building an island at Gaven Reefs in the Spratly Islands. *Ethan Rosen via BellingCat.com/Zero Hedge:* *What Is China Building In The South China Sea?* *The South China Sea contains some of the planet’s most disputed territory. Six countries - China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Brunei - are squaring off as they compete over the rights to the sea.* *The dispute centers on the contested Spratly Island Chain, a hodgepodge of small islands and submerged reefs... more »

Discrimination is the key

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AN/TPY-2]US defence giant Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is highlighting some of its capabilities against ballistic missiles here at IDEX, a clever strategy in a region that is becoming increasingly concerned over the threat posed by cruise missiles and ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets across the Gulf region – and beyond. These missiles are likely only to grow in capability, increasing their reach and payload. A ballistic missile will typically carry both real warheads and a plethora of decoys designed to confuse a defender’s radar. Given that it may not be ... more »

Five Armored Warfare Vehicle Classes Detailed in New Gameplay Video

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Main battle tanks, light tanks, armored fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, and self-propelled artillery make up the five vehicle classes featured in Armored Warfare. A new video from Obsidian Entertainment details these five vehicle types, each with their own strengths and weaknesses on the battlefield. The main battle tank, for instance, is the “basic core element” of the upcoming CryEngine 3-powered tank MMO, with strong firepower and good stamina designating it as the backbone of most battles. Read more

Transforming U.S.-Egypt ties: What Sadat accomplished, the Obama administration has undone

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: FREMM class FFG]Egypt has already made its move away from the United States, although many in Washington do not seem to even understand what a seismic shift it was. Egypt is reviving economically and strategically, and promises to transform the Suez-Red Sea strategic maritime environment. And the U.S. White House still supports the opponents of Egypt. February 2015 saw the dawning of a new strategic reality in the Middle East: Egypt completely broke its strategic dependence on the United States. Read more

The Sacred Omphalos Stone, Navel of the World and Communicator of the Gods

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We really lack corroboration, but I suspect that these sacred stones were likely ring stones which vibrated to produce a tone establishing the stone's highly ordered internal structure. What i think happens is that a person resting his head upon such a stone will find his third eye opened more readily allowing him a superior form of spiritual communion. Certainly the associated legend conforms to just that. Again we have the stone rings in So Africa formed from ring stone made of hard quartzite that i have suggested as the remnants of the original Garden of Eden. These unus... more »

Trident Missile Life Extension Being Accomplished Incrementally

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: UGM-133 Trident D5 Missile]The Navy is extending the life of its UGM-133 Trident D5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles incrementally rather than all at once. Tim Cahill, vice president for engineering for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, Calif., the builder of the Trident missile, told Seapower that the company is building, testing and installing upgraded and new components as they are developed, rather than upgrading the missiles with the total upgrade package. The program is called the Trident LE, for life extension. The Navy decided to puts its Trident miss... more »

Russian Navy Plans Atomic-Powered Destroyer

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Kirov class CG]Russia's Navy is seeking to use nuclear power to fuel its new destroyer-class vessels, Navy Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov was quoted by Interfax as saying at a press conference in St. Petersburg on Friday. While the new warships are still in the design process, "the main priority is to [create] a nuclear-powered destroyer," the admiral said. Nuclear-powered destroyers remain a novel concept in naval technology. Nuclear reactors are typically reserved for vessels that remain at sea for extended periods of time, such as aircraft carriers and submarines. Read more

Sweden defends subs after Australia snub

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Kockums A26 class SSK]Swedish defence company Saab has defended its submarine-making capabilities after Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott excluded the country from a major new submarine-building programme. Tony Abbott accused the country of failing to build or design any new models for the past two decades. He made the comments on Friday as his government invited France, Germany and Japan to compete to build new submarines on Friday. “The last Australian submarine came off the production line in about 2001...the last Swedish submarine came off the production line in 199... more »

Al Jazeera - The Spy Cables - a glimpse into the world of espionage

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
I was out on business when this news broke, yesterday. In fact a woman on a bus told me about this breaking news at 9 p.m. last night. According to the Guardian, she proclaimed, "Al Jazeera has just released tonnes of secret documents on the covert operations of Mossad, CIA and MI6," well, this morning, I had to have a look. And this is what I found... Al Jazeera reckon there's much more to come, but among the initial revelations, leaked via the South African Security Services, the Spy Cables disclose how: - *Israel's Mossad told its allies that Iran was not working to pro... more »

Moccasins on the Ground Tour of Resistance Cheyenne River

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Photo by Natalie Hand Resister Sisters Photo by Natalie Hand Moccasins on the Ground – Tour of Resistance to Protect Sacred Water Cheyenne River Lakota Homelands, Dupree, South Dakota By Natalie Hand Lakota Media Project Censored News The Moccasins on the Ground (MOTG) training camp opened on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe homelands on a cold February night.  The Lakota people

Made in Russia: Top 3 21st century weapons

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Borei class SSBN]With its proven expertise in defence technology and long history of wars, Russia is known for its traditions of weapon manufacturing. RIR presents three of the most advanced weapons systems, which will define the Russian defence industry in the first half of the 21st century. *In the air: PAK FA* The work on the new aircraft began in CB Sukhoy in 2002. On February 21, 2014 the first machine was supplied to the army for state tests. PAK FA is fundamentally different from its predecessor. The new aircraft is a heavy class, but its weight is significantly less ... more »

More Americans Are Now Saying That The U.S. Is The World's No. 1 MIlitary Power

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Gallop:* *Slightly More Americans Say U.S. Is No. 1 Military Power* *WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the U.S. military takes on an active role in the fight against the Islamic State group, slightly more Americans, 59%, say the U.S. is the No. 1 military power in the world. This is up six percentage points from February 2014, before the U.S. military became involved in the fight against the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. Fewer Americans (38%) now say the U.S. is only one of several leading military powers, down from 44% a year ago.* *WNU Editor:* I would agree with the majority.

Forced Arbitration: Supplanting Our Court Justice System

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
There are plenty of things wrong with our legal system that needs to be righted. It is not even impossible. However what we have here is deliberate prepositioning rigged arbitration in order to exclude all forms of legal recourse. It is actually a license to swindle and steal with impunity and too sharp by far. The arbitration act was never meant to be used in this manner. Worse, choice is out of the hands of the victim. This means that we have a monopoly payee who sets the rules to suit himself. Under this regime, arbitration has nothing to do with the application of a just ... more »

Flowers for the Winter Blues

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Herbs and all their manifestations are appearing. Add in 4000 or so Chinese medicine protocols and we have an incredible library of suggestive data and plausible well tested protocols to work with. Turning that into a personal solution is clearly almost impossible and in fact it is realistically intractable. After saying all that though it does represent an opportunity. It should be possible for a healer to become familiar with this library to create an effective language. From that it should be possible to use hypnosis to address the supra consciousness directly to ask for g... more »

Mysteries of Great Salt Lake

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Great-Salt-Lake-Blue-Sunset] This ia a compendium of the oddities associated with the Great Salt lake. At least one obvious mystery is also quickly cleared up. The lack of urban development on the shore line is caused by the occasional stink produced by the lake. Anyone looking at a map would pick up on just that and wonder. I really did not need to know that and it begs the tale of the whale family as well as too good to be true. Otherwise, salt lakes are unique globally and well worth checking out for strangeness. . *The Great Mysteries of the Great Salt Lake* ... more »

Did The Berghdahl Swap For Five Taliban Commanders Doomed Any Chance That U.S. Aide Worker Kayla Mueller Would Be Released?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Nolan Feeney, Time*: *Kayla Mueller’s Family Says Bergdahl Deal Hurt Her Chance for Freedom* *ISIS claims the American aid worker was killed in a Jordanian air strike earlier this month* *The family of an American aid worker who died while in ISIS captivity said the prisoner swap deal that freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban last year hurt efforts to secure the release of their daughter.* *Relatives of Kayla Mueller told NBC on Monday that her captors’ demands, which started with a $6.2 million ransom, increased after the ... more »

The Realist Report - America's Racial Powder Keg

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 1 day ago
On this edition of *The Realist Report*, we'll be joined by Victor Thorn and Pete Papaherakles of *American Free Press* - America's last *real* newspaper. Victor, Pete and I will be discussing the recently published book *America's Racial Powder Keg: How a Violent Dependency State Has Been Created Within the Black Community*, edited and compiled by Victor. Call are welcome! You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *AUDIO INTERVIEW: It's Time to Take a Stand Against the Race Hustlers * - *The Shocking Jewish Role in Slavery - Dr.... more »

Photos Remembering Friends on Longest Walk 2 across America

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Long Walk 2 in Denver and Western Shoshone land. Photo 1: Protesting Newmont gold mining in Denver, at the drum is Western Shoshone Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson. Photo 2 Daniel, Miwok, and Kenzie, Dine' at Denver powwow. Photo 3 Govinda's Earthcycles radio broadcasting bus, live with Long Talk Radio at the Denver Capitol. Photo 4: The wonderful Miwok youth singers, and long walkers, on Western

It Costs A Lot To Monitor A Suspected Terrorist Or Militant

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day ago
*Yes, it's 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 ... more »

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

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Croydon, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Praying”

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

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